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Now nominated for a Royal Television Society Student Award!



So, following 2016, a year in which polarising electoral contests divided society in ways that may take years to heal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided the best way to heal the divide is with another polarising electoral contest. That's right - Theresa "I won't call a snap election" May has called for a snap election on June 8.


Most likely as a way to shore up support and increase the weight of her negotiating hand with Europe. May, and the Tories in general, are riding high in the polls right now, despite Labour's recent efforts to unveil policies with massive approval ratings, so her gamble is that this will continue, and that people will forget about the whole "7 years of chasing an economic goal that they completely and utterly failed to hit at the cost of huge chunks of the social safety net" thing, so long as she looks strong on Europe.

A big win in the election would mean she gains some standing because as it stands, no one voted for her. She was elected to her seat in parliament in 2015, but when David Cameron resigned and the Tories held a leadership contest, everyone else dropped out. Theresa May became Prime Minister because she was the only one who didn't step down. When you're negotiating with people like Angela Merkel, who've been winning elections for decades and is likely to still be Chancellor after the German elections this year, "not stepping down" doesn't earn you much respect at the negotiating table.


Well, because of the law regarding fixed parliamentary terms, there has to be a vote where two thirds of parliament agree to hold a new election. Given that Labour has already said it will back it, this vote is largely symbolic. After that, the official election period will start 6 weeks before June 8, and then it happens.

The most likely outcome, and the one I'm most strongly opposed to, is an increased Tory majority in parliament. Currently, their majority is thin enough that losing just 7 seats would turn them into a minority administration, and leave them leaning on other parties to get important law through. They still manage it, but backbenchers have a lot of clout at the moment to dig their heels in if a policy hurts their constituency too much. An increased majority means these mini-revolts from their moderate wing wouldn't be enough to stop them ramming through every hair-brained scheme they come up with to "properly manage Britain's economy and get the best deal from Brexit" (read: Make sure rich people aren't hurt by the coming Brexit shit-storm). Winning this election would give the Tories a mandate to stay in charge until 2022. 

There is, of course, the outside chance that the Tories actually lose seats. This will force them to govern either as a minority administration (at which point they'd have to take into account the interests of people who didn't vote for them, god forbid right?), or they'd be superseded by another party. Labour are still the only party with enough seats and experience to realistically lead a government, but the SNP have Scotland on lockdown, especially since the Tories are proving all of those "England doesn't give a shit about us" stereotypes correct. So a Labour majority government would be a long-shot by a mile. If the Lib Dems can displace enough Tories in England, soaking up some of those die-hard Remain voters, then perhaps a Labour-Lib coalition might be possible, but a Labour-SNP coalition is the most likely outcome of any scenario where the Tories don't end up forming the government. Not ideal, but I'd take it.


Because I refuse to blame poor people and immigrants for the problems caused by rich people with power, and happen to think maybe we should fix the whole climate change thing as soon as possible. Also fuck you, hypothetical strawman question-asker and also the one or two actual alt-rightists who accidentally followed me because they thought I would post pony regularly.


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Tim Allenby
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Hi, I'm an animator/cartoonist, recently graduated the Bristol School of Animation, who also does comics in his spare time. Anyway, you're probably already bored and have stopped reading, so here's more completely uninteresting things about me:
- I live in a house.
- I am tall.
- I have a cat called Pillz.
- That's the way, aha, aha, I like it, aha, aha
- I have a digital watch.
- I skipped number 6.
- You just checked to see if I had, even though I'm using dashes and not numbers.
- Several of these facts aren't actually about me.

Month 4: What is your biggest worry about the current US Presidency? (note in the comments) 

30 deviants said Unnecessary War (Nuclear or otherwise)
16 deviants said Environment/Climate Change
8 deviants said LGBT Rights
7 deviants said Democracy/Government Transparency
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1 deviant said Healthcare &/or Reproductive Rights
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bagginos Featured By Owner Edited 6 hours ago
Let's say each of these animated villains decided to make a deal with Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. What would be their reasons for each? The villains are:

Mojo Jojo (The Powerpuff Girls)
Mandark (Dexter's Laboratory)
Team Rocket (Pokemon)
Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Father and the Delightful Children From Down the Lane (Codename: Kids Next Door)
The Diamond Authority (Steven Universe)
kubrex Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Birth of Equestria 5-13 colour
timsplosion Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Are you leaking an artists' patreon exclusive content on my profile page?
ulrichsternlyoco Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llamma :D
timsplosion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the watch! :)
ulrichsternlyoco Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You welcome ;P
SkyMixUp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you for the llama :)
timsplosion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
No worries! :)

Thanks for the watch! :)
SkyMixUp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
You are very welcome :D
Friday-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi, sorry if it's kinda late to say this, but I deleted the Mvendredi13 account. Now I'm on this one.
timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Ah, fair enough! Thanks for the heads up! :)
Friday-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob.

(if you're still working on that dr.chaotic animation of yours, could you put my new username instead of the last one? I mean, if that's not too much to ask...)
timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Filmographer
That's no problem. :) I still want to finish it at some point, so I'll make sure to keep it up to date.
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Gaboris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Happy (late) Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the good work. :)
PLCTheCd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

I shall drink to your health on your birthday!


timsplosion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:XD: Drink all that and I'll have to be drinking to whatever's left of your health!
W4t3rf1r3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Happy birthday
This your day
Wish you the best
And party until you rest
This is your day
What a lovely day
Happy birthday!

Here, have some cake Fun cake birthday cake Cake
timsplosion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:D Thanks!
cajobif Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
You're welcome
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