wamirul

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from PJ, Malaysia. Or inside of my own head.

  • Activity

    • New Prints

      1 day ago

      wamirul

      I've got a convention in a month, VAX, and here's some of the new prints I wanna get done 

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    • Artists N Clients

      4 days ago

      wamirul

      I have an account on Artists N Clients now. For anyone interested in commissioning me, it's a good way to have direct communication with me re: any commission work. Try it out here

    • The Wamirul Hates Everything Show: Superheroes

      2 weeks ago

      wamirul

      So, I just got back from Wonder Woman. Before you tar me, I should start this rant by saying I actually quite enjoyed the movie. In fact, I'd go so far to say Wonder Woman might actually be my favorite superhero movie this year. Unfortunately the best turd is still, at it's core, a turd, which leads me to the core of this argument: Superhero movies suck. 


      I enjoy superhero movies. To me, superhero flicks are a gateway to a magical world where sometimes, ideals can win. They can be about anything, as long as they star a larger-than-life protagonist that usually overcomes the cynicism of the world around them to project some kind of moral lesson that if you want a change badly enough, you can do it. It's been almost 10 years now since the Great Superhero Boom that started with Iron Man, and let's be honest- this has not rung true for any superhero movie of recent times. 


      I'm not going to insult you by pretending to ponder what the reason for this is, it's plain and simple- corporate meddling. Every superhero movie has it, and you can see it like a 6 foot übermensch who thinks a pair of glasses makes him "blend in". Since Marvel proved the benefits of a "Cinematic Universe" with The Avengers, everyone, their grandma and that creepy kid who stares at you during mass has tried getting in on the hype train. Fuck, DC's on their second attempt now. 


      This paragraph is about defending cinematic universes. It is the only of its kind. The persistence of the cinematic universe is easy enough to explain- it makes everyone happy. Movies instantly don't have to be good on their own anymore- just say that it makes more sense in the next movie and your movie gets a free pass to be as shit as it wants. In fact, why tell a story at all when your movie can just be the set up for a bigger movie? The audience enjoys this too- finally, a way to measure your GeekCred (ew.). "Oh, you've only seen three films? I've seen all five, so I've got a deeper understanding and am therefore the superior fan". So that's the defense of Cinematic Universes- it's good for the people bankrolling them and it's good for the nerds who feel the need to one-up their fellow moviegoer. 


      The problem with corporate meddling is that never has the "corporate" in question ever meddled out of love. If an executive walked in to the staff of Wonder Woman and said "Look, I just cut out the scene where she kisses Captain Prettyboy and the movie actually makes more sense for it" I'd suggest writer's rooms be barred from having locks. In every movie, you can see the exact scene where a guy with a bluetooth headset or 40 grandchildren walked in and said "no no the kids need a little more OOMPH. Make it more like this" and added about four thousand slow mo shots, a romantic subplot and a large CGI vomit fest for a third act. 


      It baffles the mind that the most unique superhero movies of the past 3 years were by Fox. Fox, people. The guys who made fucking X3 made superhero movies I enjoyed more than the supposedly "legendary" Guardians of the Galaxy. Both Logan and Deadpool had something that Marvel pretends it has and DC is deluded into thinking it actually has- character. Both Deadpool and Logan are motivated by their characters. All movie long they're still doing heroic things, but through the lens of their own characters: Deadpool's entire plot is "save the girl", but he does so in a way that's uniquely deadpool. Same with Logan. The problem with Marvel's movies is every hero is blandly the same at their core. "I hurt people because deep down I just want the world to be a better place". Pish. Guardians was a generic Marvel movie with a bunch of licensed music slapped on to it. Fight me. 


      Which brings me to Wonder Woman: The movie touches on an interesting point- all movie long, Diana believes that if she defeats Ares, war will cease to exist in the hearts of Man and things will be sunshine and rainbows. Then she kills "Ares" and sees nothing change. That's a powerful scene. And that would totally sell her motivation in the present day, being this kind of silent guardian for mankind.


      Too bad it's almost immediately followed up by the real Ares coming down, a massive CGI fight, a pointless romance and her actually succeeding in her plan (although not really because war still happens, and unless killing Ares kills him across time, nothing really makes sense? this rant's way too long already). 


      Superhero movies went from a great pantheon of stories about everything from space rogues to lethal cardiac patients and turned into "the same movie tropes that end with a way-too-long CGI murder fest" overlaid with "oh god why do we keep doing slow-mo shots they do nothing but kill the action". Wonder Woman could have been a great story with a unique villain- a concept, not another giant dude with the power to summon particle effects. Too bad DC wants to be Marvel so bad, right down to the shit 3rd acts.


      Welp.



    • Now I F U

      3 weeks ago

      wamirul

      looks like I'm the Featured User today. And they said no good would come from forwarding all that chain mail. 


      uhhhh introductions. If you're just checking me out (and who could blame you) I'm WAmirul, artist, dinosaur nerd and game-bitcher-abouter. I have a patreon here and I'm also infinitely more active on twitter.


      Dinosaurs. 


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    • I'm Back

      3 weeks ago

      wamirul

      Forgot to mention, I'm back from the UK. Back to my humdrum life. Happy Ramadhan to all my Muslim followers, btw. Gotta go fast. 



    • I Don't Need No Help, I Can Sabotage Me By Myself

      1 month ago

      wamirul

      In other news, I'm flying to the UK in a little under 24 hours for two weeks. Nervous. 

    • Life Crisis

      1 month ago

      wamirul

      My most prolific of friends whom I have a turbulent relationship with just had a baby. I can't identify the source of the boulder in my gut. Please assist. 

    • Q&Amirul

      1 month ago

      wamirul

      Hey guys, I'm planning to do a Q&A video, so hit me with dem questions and I'll answer them in the video! 


      The intent of the Q&A is to talk about my usual fields (Art, obsessing over Pokemon, etc) but fuck, throw in some silly ones too. Why not.

    • Gundam Thunderbolt

      1 month ago

      wamirul

      I absolutely loved this scene from Gundam Thunderbolt, it's basically the essence of thunderbolt- bittersweet commentary of war with an appreciation for jazz and blues. 

  • About Me

    I'm Am, also known as WAm and most commonly known as "that smug little asshole in the bow tie". I animate and do the art thing and forget to write in the "About Me" sections of websites I sign up for.

    Also I want to catch all the Pokemon. Nailed it.

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  • Comments (27)

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      3 weeks ago

      Happy FU day, bro! 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      3 weeks ago

      Happy FU day!

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      4 months ago

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      Happy I-bought-these-chocolates-at-a-gross-gas-station Day!

    • zogman1

      7 months ago

      for some reason your posts don't show up on my feed.

      • wamirul

        7 months ago

        interesting. No idea why, though D: #NewSiteProblems

      • zogman1

        7 months ago

        Nvm, now they are lol

      • wamirul

        7 months ago

        have you tried following me? I think being friends doesn't auto-follow.

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      1 year ago

      Did you mention me in a comment or something? The site said you did, but I don't have permissions to see it ! D:

      • wamirul

        1 year ago

        welp, the site didn't even tell me you posted this. I think I did, it was in reply to something Ninjacake said and I was agreeing with your point.

        #NewSiteProblems

    • Killerkel

      2 years ago

      Hey!

      I don't know if you've been told yet, but I think your fan art was included in this week's AHWU!

      Check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOaXIFtfRJM
      Timecode: 3:30

      Congrats :D

    • AbarzuaRules

      2 years ago

      Great artworks dude !

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        Thanks man :D

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      2 years ago

      Hey! Thank you for the friendship! :3

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        Right back at'cha :D

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      2 years ago

      MOTHAFUCKIN FEATURED USER!!!!

      • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

        2 years ago

        That's pretty much why I took a week long break lol! It's always fun for me to work my way back up and that involves a lot of honest to goodness community interaction!

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        thanks man. It was quite the surprise. Haha, I think your position atop the mountain of Most Watched is a little more permanent an accolade, though ;P

      • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

        2 years ago

        I have never had the pleasure. Congrats, homie!

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        HELLLZ YEAH

    • drew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Duckster

      2 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley0.gif

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • IndiaRT28

      2 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      2 years ago

      merry featured user day!

    • zeeazn5525 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Free Turtle Hugs

      2 years ago

      It's kinda weird to get mushy with you tbh.

      I hope you understand when I say thanks for everything :P

      Happy belated gunpla day (Although gunpla day is everyday) smiley12.gif

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        Haha, right back at'cha :p I think I'm building enough gunpla for the two of us

    • phoniexape12

      2 years ago

      You have amazing art!

      • wamirul

        2 years ago

        thanks, you have no idea how much it means to read that.

  • Questions answered by wamirul

    How are you so talented?

    | Asked by: Austin0434 1 year ago

    That's a sweet compliment, but really unfair as an assumption.

    Any semblance of skill I might have is because I've been drawing almost every day for the past 6 years, mixed with the support of some of the coolest teachers and friends I know.