Here are my favorite entries from the ZX Spectrum Graphics main competition at Chaos Constructions 2016.I’ve also thrown in the winner of the Realtime compo (the skull) and the animated portrait from the 2nd place 640K demo.
Authors are written in image captions (when you click on them).
so apparently my school has a fucking pro l*fe club???
and i cant deal with this okay so im writing a letter to the school board/administrative on how pro l*fers are harmful to women so if i made a change.org petition to disband the club would some of yall sign it??
VMAs 2016: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Pose With Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Eric Garner
Perhaps one of the most poignant parts of last night’s MTV Video Music Awards came courtesy of Beyonce, who brought along the entire cast of her visual album, Lemonade, including the parents of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Oscar Grant.
Sybrina Fulton, Gwen Carr, Lesley McSpadden-Head and Wanda Johnson all tragically lost their sons at the hands of police brutality in recent years and appeared in ‘Lemonade’ holding photos of their sons, who were shot and killed in racially-charged situations.
Kim Kardashian has always been incredibly vocal about racism and police brutality, writing two hearbreaking essays following the senseless murders of these young men, which is probably why she was eager to pose with a photo alongside the four brave women and her husband, Kanye West.
Sharing the group shot on Snapchat, Kim Kardashian didn’t caption the image.
Kim previously expressed her concerns about her children - three-year-old North and eight-month-old Saint - growing up in a racist and ignorant society, revealing that she is eager to teach them that their lives matter.
She wrote: “We talk about race in America every single day in our house. The topic really does get broached, somehow, every single day.
"Kanye’s just really vocal and I definitely know that our kids will grow up having a really good sense of their different backgrounds.
"I know Kanye is so excited to talk to them about how he grew up. As a little kid, they don’t grasp how they might be different from other little kids. They don’t understand colour, or background, and that’s why children are so amazing.”
Responding to the tragic shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Kim wrote: “This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers.
"Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb.
"I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter.
"I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust - the people who ‘protect and serve’ - may not be protecting and serving him because of the colour of his skin.”
When North was just an infant, Kim was forced to speak out in her daughter’s defence after she was racially abused on a plane.
Labour Pains; pregnant with Jacks baby and I'm coming to the end of the month and having really bad pains and all the boys are worried, the next day I go into labour and only conor is there any he helps deliver the baby which it's a girl, jack and the boys walk in and see what's happened and jack can't believe he missed it
I’m gonna say this now, I’m reeeeally
uncomfortable writing about childbirth! I don’t know what it is but I just go
all gooey even at the mention of the word! So if it’s okay, this will be the
last time I write about this subject.
“Conor!” I screeched
from the bathroom, knowing I’m going to have to be loud to be heard through his
headphones. Luckily he must’ve been taking a break as he appeared at the doorway
just as I collapsed, clutching my tummy.
“Oh shit,” he breathed, noticing the huge puddle of wetness surrounding me. “Um,
okay. We can do this. I’ll call an ambulance and Jack.”
“Before you do that, I need your help!” I said through gasps. “This baby is
coming and it is coming now! The nurse talked me through this, I need clean towels
and a bowl of hot water.”
“Okay, I will be right back.” He dashed out of the room while I tried to make
myself as comfy as I could on the tiled floor, shuffling over to the fluffy mat
laid by the bath. Waiting for him to return felt like an eternity.
“Ambulance is on its way, Jack’s stuck in traffic.” Although I felt extremely
awful that Jack was missing the birth of his baby, I had more important things
to think about right now.
“Conor, I need you to check to see if you can see the baby.” He looked at me
with wide eyes before doing as I said.
“This feels so wrong, like I’m betraying Jack.”
“But just think, you’re bringing your niece or nephew into this wo-“
“Oh my god, I can see the head!”
It took about ten
minutes to calm Conor down and I politely reminded him that I was the one in
labour with a small human coming out between my legs. He nodded and,
reluctantly, made his way back down the business end.
“Okay, Y/N, we’re going to do this.” I gripped the mat while Conor laid a towel
on the floor and held one in his hands. “When you’re ready.”
The pain was nothing like I’d experienced before, ripping through my body and
adrenaline coursed through my veins. I could hear Conor’s encouragement but his
words didn’t seem to register, my brain was going into overdrive. All I
pictured in my head was a beautiful baby, what all this pain was worth, and as
I heard a tiny cry break free and echo off the solid walls it all suddenly
became real. I opened my eyes to see Conor gently wrapping the tiny being in a
fluffy pink towel, running the material down its face and body. He looked up at
me, absolute wonder in his eyes.
“The colour’s appropriate,” he said, gesturing to the towel. “It’s a girl.”
Tears flowed down both our faces, a mix of joy and relief. “You feel okay?” I
“Here, you hold her, I’ll get you some water and clean up.” As if she was made
of glass, he passed over the tiny bundle. She was all blue skin and purple lips
and matted hair but she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever laid my eyes on.
A bang vibrated through
the flat and a sweat-soaked Jack appeared, his face lighting up at what he saw.
“Congrats, brother,” Conor said, patting him on the back and leaving us alone.
Jack fell to his knees beside us, reaching out a shaking hand to touch his
daughter. His fingertips brushed her hair, tears dropping from his lashes.
“I can’t believe I missed it,” he said quietly, his voice breaking from trying
to hold back tears.
“That doesn’t matter. She doesn’t care who brought her into this world, but she
does care about who’s going to raise her and be a father to her.” I looked at
him with soft eyes until his suddenly snapped to mine.
“Wait. She? She’s a girl?” I giggled slightly at the fact he was so caught up
in her that he hadn’t even asked the sex.
“Yes, Jack. We’ve got a little girl,” I whispered. He took a sharp breath, a
grin breaking out on his face. He always said he didn’t care what the baby was
but he always talked about having a girl, spoiling her rotten and running
background checks on any boyfriends.
Paramedics arrived, did
their checks and went, confirming that for a first baby born at home she was
healthy above the average, as was I. The boys had been and made a fuss but said
that they would clear out to give us some space, but not before telling the
tale of how Jack leapt out their car in the middle of a traffic jam and ran all
the way home. Mikey had only made it down the first street.
Having removed his
shirt, Jack laid on the sofa with his daughter on his chest, letting her wrap
her tiny fingers around his pinky, gazing at her with all the love in the
Out of curiosity, who do you think will be the first buttercream to be a dad (purposely or accidentally)? Answers in the replies below please!
Hey Jyushimatsu! What did you think of the glitter thing that Karamatsu did to you? Guess you didn't expecting that coming instead of revengetickles did ya? (that last post you had there was too funny!!)
But he is the kind of person to take things to the extreme…. especially when it comes to glitter
Is cross synthesis function be able to fused 2 different language in one? I'm kinda curious about that since I never touched a Vocaloid before and that new feature seems pretty cool...
Cross synthesis is a function where you can cross two voicebanks together, however, they must be of the same Vocaloid. For instance, you could cross Iroha Nekomura Soft and Iroha Nekomura Natural, but not Iroha Nekomura Soft and Gumi Adult or something like that.