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Just a heads up that Steam Summer Sales means RPG Maker software are at semi-affordable prices, in case you missed their humble bundle packs. >u>

So right now: 

  • RPG Maker 2000: Originally $25, currently $5
  • RPG Maker 2003: Originally $20, currently $3 (yes, RPG maker 2003 is cheaper than 2000 somehow)
  • RPG Maker XP: Originally $25, currently $5
  • RPG Maker VX: Originally $40, currently $8
  • RPG Maker VX Ace: Originally $70, currently $14
  • RPG Maker MV: Originally $80, currently $28 

VX Ace is probably the most commonly used version right now!  This is the one I mainly use, it’s very simple to use and there are thousands of tutorials for it. Most of the scripts you can download to do fancy stuff are for VX Ace. I’d recommend it for adventure/point and click games, but not for actual rpg games (mainly because there are no side battlers unless you download a script for it)

You can get RPG Maker VX Ace Lite for free, and there’s no time limit. You can make your own games, but you can’t make them for profit and you have less resources.

Note that RPG Maker VX Ace and RPG Maker MV are pretty much the same, but MV fixes a lot of stuff that was wrong with Ace (side battlers are back along with an extra layer) and lets you port to mobile devices. It also allows you to have the game on a website since it makes use of Javascript instead of Ruby (basically get MV if you have experience using RPG Maker, hated VX Ace, plan to make a game for Android or iOS, or if you are experienced in Javascripting). Also, MV’s tiles are bigger!

Out of the most affordable ones, XP is very similar to VX Ace and has a straightforward layering system and easy fog effects. 

Edit: Previously I mentioned this might make XP better than VX Ace in some aspects, but it’s been brought to my attention (thanks @rukomura for pointing it out!) that’s really only the case with the mapping system, and that the event system can be pretty buggy, so take care!

I haven’t tried RPG Maker 2003, but some of the most popular games were made there, like OFFYume Nikki, The Huntress of the Hollow and Pom Gets Wi-Fi so you can still do a lot with it! 

And… I actually have no idea about 2000 and VX. If you guys have experience with either, please reblog with more info.  >u>” 

DGM 28 Day Challenge - 12 - BOTP  - Jasdevi  (The same as always - but this time with shotguns)

I was torn between Lavi / Allen  - Marie / Kanda. Then I remembered middle school me was in love with these two

Art prompts/cool things to sketch part one

1. Mermaids 

2. your otp, person A is a lost traveller, person B is a spirit trying to lure them 

3. eyes with landscapes in the iris 

4. your best friend 

5. your family as vampires/the addams family 

6. pastel goth au 

7. a magic forest

8. a drawing of anything, but only using 2-3 colours 

9. one half of your otp dying in the others arms 

10. a pet

11. how someone would look if they lived in the 18th century 

12. steampunk au 

13. dancing in the rain 

14. a mermaid sitting on a rock in the ocean while a storm rages 

15. fairies 

16. the reunion of people who haven’t seen each other in a long time 

17. otp at christmas 

18.otp at halloween 

19. What the star signs would look like in human form 

20. a bride with a bouquet of wildflowers 

21. pirates 

22. yourself in the world of your favourite book 

23. a summery portrait of someone grinning 

24. a perfect place

25. ghosts 

26. coffee shop au 

27. an argument 

28. 80′s fashion 

29. silhouettes and sunsets 

30. its raining and your otp have to share a one person umbrella 

31. beach walks 

32. space 

33. what your pet would look like as a human 

34. classic characters (such as oliver twist) in modern day clothing 

35. punk! 

36. blocks of colour and how they blend

37. a pretty spot in your neighbourhood 

38. what the inside of your mind looks like 

39. autumn leaves 

40. copy from an old polaroid picture 

41. top in each others clothes

42. angel/human relationships 

43. gay anything 

44. hands 

45. your favourite flower 

46. a masked ball 

47. do a blind drawing, then fix the mistakes with a different colour

48. cacti 

49. happy place 

50. view from inside as it rains 

I made a 30 day drawing challenge.

Hey. This is a month long character drawing challenge. I’ve been meaning to do one of these for a while now so I can finally learn to draw my OCs consistently, but I never got around to it and I thought maybe I’d be a bit more motivated if I made one myself.

I’m probably going to do this for July because it’s the only month I have nothing planned. Feel free to use this, in fact I encourage you to! Also, If you’re willing, I’d really like it if you could link back to this or something because I’d love to see what people do with this.

Thanks for checking this out! Have fun!


Draw a character:

1. Blushing
2. In “formal” clothing
3. Cooking
4. Laughing
5. Working out
6. With/ Without glasses
7. Stargazing
8. Wearing gender/orientation flag shirt
9. Eating their favourite food
10. Crying
11. Singing
12. With a cold
13. Losing (at anything really)
14. Wearing a big hoodie/sweater
15. Playing video games
16. In a different pallete
17. Arrested (or bailing someone out)
18. In a swimsuit/summer clothes
19. As a child
20. In pyjamas
21. Caught in the rain
22. Frightened
23. Wielding a gigantic weapon
24. Bloody/ wounded
25. In an AU
26. Sleeping
27. Playing a sport
28. Wearing horrible 80s fashion
29. In very hot/cold weather
30. Drawing a picture of you

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“I’m wearing an 80s vintage tee, a secondhand shirt, KTZ socks & loose socks, Converse shoes, a Prada bag and a secondhand bag. My style is inspired by my art work & 2000s pop culture in Taiwan & 80s pop idols in Japan. I love 80s curly hair & everything glitter.”

Nov 3, 2017 ∙ Union Square
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Lighthouse by James Winter
Via Flickr:
One of the three lighthouses on the Isle of May

On 8 June 1778 Robert Stevenson, the noted Scottish civil engineer, was born.

The first of the famous family closely associated with lighthouse engineering for nearly two hundred years. He was born in Glasgow, the son of Alan Stevenson who died prematurely in the West Indies. His step-father and father-in-law Thomas Smith had been appointed Engineer to the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses in 1787. On joining Smith he was entrusted with the superintendence of the building of the Pentland Skerries light for the Commissioners in 1794, having already had experience at Little Cumbrae with his step-father. Robert Stevenson held the post of sole Engineer until 1842 and was responsible for at least fifteen major lighthouses. 

Stevenson is generally credited with the design of the famous Bell Rock Lighthouse, and without doubt was resident engineer, but there is debate on who actually designed it, even nowadays some credit another famous Scottish engineer John Rennie the Elder


You might think all lighthouses are much alike but I beg to differ, having looked through Stevenson’s structures I must say the one in the pic, on the Isle of May is his finest, it’s ornate gothic tower on a castellated stone building was designed to resemble a castle, 24 metres (79 ft) high and with accommodation for three light keepers and their families, along with additional space for visiting officials. The new lighthouse started operating on 1 September 1816, and is now a listed building. Nowadays it is automated.

Perhaps the most famous of the Stevenson family is Robert’s’ grandson Robert Louis Stevenson,  can you imagine the adventures being played out in his head as a youngster being taken around all these lighthouses.

Starpop Dish List

Here is a masterpost of all the dishes in Starpop, including satiation/health/affection values, ingredients required and anything needed to make pre-cooked ingredients (like fried egg requiring egg, for example).

This list is as of posting probably about 97% completed. It does not include temporary dishes (such as the B.A.P members’ favourite foods). If a dish in this list is not present in your recipe book it is most likely because you haven’t made 10 of the “lower-tier” dish (check the dish listed above the one you don’t have).

If you have uncovered any dishes not listed here, the ingredients of any “????” dishes or have any corrections; please send me an ask and I will edit it.

I will also insert this list into an Excel spreadsheet that can be accessed here.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Where do you get all your research from I seem to think that I am well informed on everything there is to know about Columbine but I always learn new things here on your blog. Like Dylan getting into an argument with someone about jocks having anything and everything. I did'nt know this. How did it go about?

When did Dylan get into an argument with another student about the jocks? I tried to do a search for it but came up empty:(

In your recent posts you said Dylan got into an argument with a kid about rich assholes what happened during that argument?


I didn’t necessarily mean arguing with jocks specifically but ‘spoiled’ entitled anyone at that school.  We don’t know for certain if the redacted dude that pissed off Dylan was a jock - although it’s quite possible - but it seems to be implied here that Dylan’s irritation was stoked in the confrontation because he actually was arguing with one of those spoiled kids about annoying spoiled kids at their school. And it was winding Dylan up even more. He was mad and it probably made a scene. Whats more, it probably irritated the fuck out of Dylan that this spoiled snob was associating with his friend Robyn. (funny how this dude seems to volunteer that that might also have ticked Dylan off, huh.)  I’m sure he probably disliked seeing this dude interacting with her in class or the halls. He probably wore new statusy Ambecrombie clothes every day of the week and zoomed in the parking lot in his shiny, brand-new, vehicle that he received for his birthday.

[JSO - 010543]

On 042999 I contacted [redacted] by phone, at that time I advised him that I was doing follow up on the Columbine incident and I wanted to ask him some question regarding Dylan Klebold.  [Redacted] stated that that would be ok and I asked him if he had been in classes with Dylan.  [Redacted] stated that he had been in an English class last semester, and he had known he and Eric in his freshman and sophomore years, but they hadn’t really stayed in contact.  I asked [redacted] if he had had any run-ins or arguments with Dylan in the past and [redacted] replied that he and Dylan had an argument in class about spoiled kids who always got everything they wanted ([redacted] himself as a spoiled kid) and that Dylan got mad about it.  [Redacted] also believed that since he knew Robyn Anderson, Dylan might not have been happy with him.  At that point, [redacted] asked if he was on a list or something and I denied that I knew anything about it.

On Dylan’s (S)hit List:
CN 2029 [Redacted] Male 7-25-80 - had English class with Dylan ‘98 - had argument with Dylan about spoiled kids - Dylan had seen him on occasion with Robyn Anderson


I asked [redacted] if he knew anyone at school that used the nickname “Waldo” and [redacted] replied well there is a jock named Ryan Walda who sometimes uses the name “Waldo” but that’s all I know.

On Dylan’s (S)hit List:
CN 1723 Ryan “Waldo” Gregory Walda 11-28-80
See: PuNtErS & pRoGs and Waldo, Oh My!

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THE EVIL DEAD (1981)

DIR: Sam Raimi

~October 28th: Day 28 of “31 Days of Horror”~

So continuing on with my love of 80s movies and low-budget independent horror, I present to you my first viewing of The Evil Dead.

This movie took so long to get picked up by distributors and did not really gain popularity (or tons of money) until many years later when it was released. As one dear contributor to the film stated, it was a film ahead of its time, as in the 80s people were not used to horror with some laughs. I never realized it was supposed to be funny either, but I think that only adds to it and enjoying it as a cult classic. It’s a fun movie, especially to watch with a group. 

Also, the directing is very impressive for such a youthful director. With what little money this movie had, they achieved some very cool shots.

 I did not care for the remake at all, which I watched a couple years ago, but this movie succeeds where the remake fails. Although this one is still super gory which I had not been expecting, it is gory in a cheesy sort of way which I think makes it feel grosser than the CGI enhanced, buckets of blood the remake relies on. Overall, you just can’t beat the classics.

If anyone is a super fan of this film and would like to chat with me more about it personally, feel free to send me a message! I know a lot of details and insider facts about this film that I’d love to share!

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The Unsolved Case of Julie Weflen

Julie Weflen had an uncommon job for a woman in the 80s. At 28, she worked as an operator for the Bonneville Power Administration, and even though she’d faced some sexism at first, her male coworkers had learned to respect her commitment and efficiency. 

On September 16th, 1987, Julie was working on site at Spokane County, in Washington. She was supposed to be back home at 5 pm, when she would get a call from her husband Mike, who was working painting a house in another town. Mike called their house repeatedly, but he couldn’t contact Julie. At first he didn’t get worried, until he went back to his motel room that night and found a message from the local police, telling him his wife had been kidnapped.

Indeed, Julie had vanished at some time after 3:30 pm, when she had the last contact with one of her coworkers. She was going to check on one of the transformers that was low on nitrogen near Riverside State Park. Her work truck was found with its door and back hatch open. Her purse was inside the vehicle, and on the ground next to it they found her toolbox, hard hat and sunglasses. The gravel of the area showed signs of struggle, and authorities even theorized she could have been overpowered by two people.

It’s been almost 30 years and Julie’s fate has never been discovered. Police has cleared one person of interest, and had another unnamed suspect that failed a polygraph, but has since died. She has also been connected, although not officially, to the disappearance of two other women in the region: Debbie Swanson, who vanished on March 1986, and Sally Anne Stone, who went missing exactly 4 months before Julie. However, it’s more likely that she was taken by someone who knew her and had been watching her movements for a while.

grootiez  asked:

Can u do 80, 28, and 1 with Starlord, Gamora and Baby Groot going on a road trip?

1. “Pull over. Let me drive for a while.” // 28. “Drive safely.” // 80. “Is your seatbelt on?”

omg this one turned out super long, hope you enjoy it!!!

send me a ship + a number for a way to say “I love you”!!!

“Ha! Did’ya see that guy’s face when I hit him over th’head?” Rocket barks out a laugh, looking up at Drax. “He looked so stupid!

“He was not expecting your attack,” Drax replies, just as joyous.

“Oh, oh, or how about when…”

Peter tunes out Rocket and Drax’s conversation as they return to the Milano. Though Rocket’s boasting tends to include exaggerated summaries of the events of their missions, this assignment had proven to be a big win for the team. They’d successfully apprehended some of Thanos’ goons for a bounty placed on them by the planet’s government without any major problems or explosions (Peter is especially grateful for that one) in half the time they’d expected the operation to take.

“An’ now we got all this extra downtime and extra money!” Rocket yells, bringing Peter’s attention back to him and the others.

“I am Groot!” Groot cheers from his place on Rocket’s shoulder.

“We should take advantage of this,” Drax suggests. “It is not often we finish a mission this prosperously.”

“I think we can afford to take a short break,” Gamora agrees, looking to Peter for approval. She’s become something like a second-in-command (or, really, honestly, his co-leader of the team) lately.

Anyway, they’ve been working a little harder than usual lately, trying to get back into the groove of things since everything with Ego and Yondu happened a couple months prior. The idea of some vacation time honestly sounds like a godsend to Peter.

“Alright, let’s take a few days, maybe three or four, tops,” Peter decides, looking at each of his friends. “I think if we stayed on the Milano or the Quadrant any longer, we’d go stir-crazy.”

“I vote we put the extra money to good use at the nearest bar,” Rocket says, lifting his paw.

“You’re going to spend your entire break at a bar?” Gamora raises an eyebrow, crossing her arms over her chest.

“Not the entire break, maybe just a li’l part of every day,” Rocket insists.

“I am Groot!” Groot looks up at everyone hopefully.

“What the hell? No, you cannot come with us to a bar!” Rocket declares, looking at Groot in disbelief. “You’re too young!”

“A bar is not a suitable place for a child,” Drax says solemnly.

“I am Groot…”

“One of us will stay with you while the others go out, stop mopin’, Groot,” Rocket says.

Groot frowns.

“I’ll stay with you, Groot,” Gamora says, crouching down to Rocket’s height. Groot jumps from Rocket’s shoulder to Gamora’s outreached hand, looking up at her. “I, personally, don’t want to spend three days in a row at a bar.”

“Everyone can do whatever they want, so long as it’s legal,” Peter announces, trying to placate everyone. “The bar isn’t mandatory.”

“Suit yourself.” Rocket shrugs. “Drax?”

“I’ll accompany you, creature.”

And that settles things. Within ten minutes, Rocket and Drax exit the Milano in search of the nearest bar. Peter watches them as they leave. Gamora, with Groot sitting on her shoulder, comes to stand beside him.

“You’re not going with them?” she inquires.

“Nah,” he says. “I’m not really in a bar mood. More in a relaxing mood, y’know?”

“This planet is far too beautiful to spend all our time on it inside of a bar,” she says. Though they’ve never traveled here before, Peter’s often heard of its amazing sights, which reminded him of the National Parks like Yosemite back on Earth.

“Yeah.” Peter sighs. “I heard there’s a nice beach only a couple hours away from here, too. If only we had…”

Gamora looks up at him in an are-you-serious way.

“Wait. We do have time!”

“You did declare time for a vacation for the team,” she reminds him.

“Right, right…Okay, it’s settled.” Peter nods. “Road trip, first thing tomorrow!”

As he celebrates the idea with a loud, “Wooohooo!”, Gamora looks to Groot and asks, “What’s a road trip?”


“Please don’t kill Groot with your driving,” is Rocket’s way of seeing them off the next morning.

“Gee, how about a ‘drive safely,’ or, ‘I’ll miss you guys,’ or, ‘can’t wait until you come back,’?” Peter retorts, rolling his eyes as he finishes packing. He slings his backpack over his shoulders.

“You’re right, I’m sorry, that was impolite of me,” Rocket says, though Peter knows not to expect much from his tone. “What I meant was please feel free not to come back for a week so we can have a longer break.”

“I am Groot,” Groot insists from where he’s sitting on Gamora’s bag, off to the side.

“I would not get lonely!” Rocket insists.

“I am Groot.”

“Y’know what? I take it back. Quill, please kill Groot with your driving.”

“No one’s killing anyone with their driving,” Gamora says as she enters the room, holding up her communication device. “I’ll have this with me so you and Drax can contact us in case anything happens.”

“Nothing’s gonna happen,” Rocket insists.

“The last time you said that, something blew up,” Peter says.

“That was one time!” Rocket protests.

“You nearly got into a fight at the bar last night,” Drax recalls. “You told a man his head was shaped like a fruit, and then he—“

“Ugh, fine, we’ll be good!” Rocket cuts him off. “Now just leave already, ya two love birds.”

“Gladly,” Peter says, picking up Groot, who climbs up onto his shoulder. Gamora picks up her bag and comes to stand beside him.

Please stay out of trouble, seriously,” she practically begs Drax and Rocket. “And call us if anything—“

“—happens, yes, I know, I’ll let ya know if Ronan comes back from the flarkin’ dead to get revenge,” Rocket says, rolling his eyes. “Drive safe, or whatever.”

“Drive safely,” Drax echoes more earnestly, placing a hand on Peter’s shoulder.

“Yeah, uh, thanks,” Peter says, nodding. “We should be back in two days.”


The cars on this planet remind Peter of the ones back on Earth, but more hi-tech. Though he never learned how to drive there (his sixteenth birthday was spent very far away from Earth, after all), he’s learned enough from his time on different planets over the years.

So after about five minutes of bickering over who has more driving experience, which led to asking Groot to choose who should drive for them, they’re on the road, Peter behind the wheel and Gamora in the passenger seat with Groot perched on her shoulder, mesmerized while watching the quickly passing scenery out the window.

A new song comes on the car’s stereo from his Zune, which Peter had managed to hook up via a cord he found lying around the Milano (this must be what everyone on Earth uses to play music now in the car, he thinks).

Gamora looks over at him. “What’s this song?”

“’Tiny Dancer,’ Elton John, 1971,” Peter recites. “My mom and I didn’t listen to it much, but it’s a pretty cool song.”

It fits their current setting, in a way. Something about the song just fits with driving on what’s basically a freeway.

“Back on Terra, we’d drive to get everywhere,” he suddenly says, thinking of the days spent just driving down the rural roads of Missouri with his mom, singing along to every song on the radio. Though she’d be driving, she often danced, too, which isn’t the safest thing to do when driving (well, technically, you shouldn’t be doing anything else besides driving while driving, Peter figures), but the roads never had too much traffic for it to be a problem. “Everyone would learn to drive when they’re a teenager. Or, well, that part of life when you aren’t quite an adult, but you’re not a kid anymore, either.”

“Which is why you never properly learned.”

“Learn by doing, as they say.”

She smiles at that, looking out at the road in front of them. “I didn’t travel much as a child,” she says. “On my home planet, everything we needed was in walking distance.”

“I’m jealous,” he admits. “I’d much rather have walked to school than take the bus every day. It was basically this really big car that could fit a bunch of kids, so it would pick up all the kids at different places to take us all to school. Kids on there could really be assholes.”

“I struck fear into bullies’ hearts,” she says proudly.

He rolls his eyes. “Of course you did.”

Their conversation mainly consists of childhood memories and discourse on whatever song came on via his Zune’s shuffle. Some they’d recognize instantly, and brought to mind specific memories of time spent with the Guardians, while others are judged for whether or not they’d dance to it.

(More often than not, the answer is yes.)

“I like this U2,” Gamora says after another U2 song finishes.

“Yeah, they were just getting big around the time Yondu picked me up,” Peter says, checking over his shoulder before changing lanes. “I wonder whatever happened to them.”

She studies him for a moment. “Have you ever thought about returning to Terra?”

He’s caught off guard by her question. Of course, it’d crossed his mind more often than not over the years, especially in the time just after Yondu first grabbed him. But, as time faded, and the grief over his mother’s death set in more permanently within him, he found himself preferring outer space.

“I used to a lot when I was a kid,” he finally answers. “Not so much anymore. It just kinda pales in comparison to other planets, y’know?”

“Even though it’s your heritage?”

Months ago, he would’ve gotten defensive over questioning like this coming from anyone, even Gamora. But now?

He glances over at her, meeting her eyes for a moment. There’s no judgment there—after all, he actually has a home planet to go back to, while he’s well aware of the state of Gamora’s former home and lack of life left on it, so it’d make sense for Gamora to envy him or just feel hostile toward him, in a way. But there’s none of that; she’s simply curious, in a way that he knows is out of her own concern for him.

He turns his eyes back to the road ahead of them with a shrug. “It’s still my heritage, but shit happened there that just kinda spoiled it forever. I mean, maybe I’ll change my mind and return someday, but for now…”

She nods, accepting his answer. “I’ll support you either way.”

Of course she will, because she’s Gamora. Peter smiles at her. “Thanks.”

She points to a place where they can exit the road ahead. “Pull over. Let me drive for a while. We should be halfway there by now.”

Following her gaze, he spots what appears to be the equivalent of a freeway exit, with a rest stop and a place to eat. “You sure? I can keep driving, I don’t mind.”

“I am Groot,” Groot says before Gamora can reply. His eyes are on the front windshield now, rather than the passenger side window, and he points a finger toward the exit.

“You’re hungry?” Peter asks for confirmation. “Still don’t understand how trees get hungry…or can digest food.”

Groot nods.

“Well, guess we’re stopping either way.”


Stomachs filled, they pile back into the car, this time with Gamora behind the wheel and Peter in the passenger seat. Groot settles into his usual spot on Peter’s shoulder.

“If you get tired you can sit on my leg,” Peter reminds Groot, making eye contact with him in the side mirror. “Or the cup holder, I guess.”

“I am Groot.”

“Okay, no cup holder then, that’s fine.”

“Is your seatbelt on?” Gamora asks absentmindedly while buckling in herself.

“Was that directed at me or Groot?” Peter jokes.

“Both.”

“Yes, ma’am.” He buckles in.

“Good.” She starts driving then, pulling out of the parking lot.

“T-minus two hours until we get to our destination,” Peter announces, plugging his Zune back in and scrolling through the songs. “Any music requests?”

“You pick,” she says, picking up speed as they’re back on the freeway-road-thing.

He smirks, halting his scrolling as he comes across just the right song. He clicks on it, and as the familiar chords fill the car, Gamora actually laughs and Peter’s convinced it’s the most precious thing he’s ever heard.

“Are you trying to tell me something with this song, Star-Lord?” she teases.

“What can I say?” he says, all too casually. “I fooled around and fell in love, after all.”


I wanted to add in some team fam love by having rocket and drax say “drive safely” and gamora partially directing “is your seatbelt on?” to groot ;))) also, snuck in a reference to my fav band in there, heh

send me a ship + a number for a way to say “I love you”!!!!

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10/28/2017 6.80 miles

About a mile more than last week, I’ll take it! I saw a deer on the path, but as I approached she ran off into the woods, mainly due to the guy walking two big dogs from the other direction. I zoomed in a bit and you can still just barely make her out.

I actually found myself smiling during this run. I’ve missed this. I love how I can be in the city limits of Chicago and still find myself in the woods. Sure there might be a road within hearing distance, but I love this.

Best of all, though I felt a bit beat up afterwards, I didn’t feel quite so bad as I did after last weeks almost 6.

I didn’t run with the group - Carlo has a race this weekend (probably Sunday) so he called off; no one else stepped up to organize. Which turned out OK - it was colder out than I was expecting and I didn’t get enough clothing out the night before, and didn’t want to root around waking up my wife again (she enjoys sleeping in on the weekends (when the kids let her (which isn’t often)) so I try to interrupt that as little as possible). So I waited for sunrise and everyone to get up so I could get the rest of my gear.

But I actually ran (ha?) across Carlo on the trail - turns out he got in a bike ride. At least I assume that was him - we were going opposite directions and managed to high five as we passed :)


Family taekwondo was OK. Master Chung led us through a brief warmup and a few kicking drills, and dedicated most of the rest of class to forms. My wife had to sit out fairly early on because her knee was hurting - possibly my fault as I may have moved back too much as she was kicking the kicking pad I was holding for her. After running through ALL the forms (even up to the first handful of black belt forms - koryo, keum gang, and taebaek) he then had us line up for 10 quick combination kicks each against the handheld targets.

Class dismissed.


At some point in the day my wife gave our kids a hard time about their recent pasttime - taking (formerly) clean sheets and running around the house with them as capes/cloaks/portable tents, explaining how that made me do more work when it comes to laundry.

I think someone got the message.


Today I’m just chilling and making some chili in my Instant Pot. I’ve forgotten my old recipe (which only consisted of a picture I took of all the spices I used arrayed around a bowl containing little spice piles. I searched and searched for the photo but came up empty) so today is more of an experiment to see if I can cobble together a decent approximation with what I had on hand.

Later on after the kids get back from swimming we need to make some major progress on my son’s science project, and carve pumpkins.

30 Day Abs and Squat Challenge.

Day 1: 10 sit ups, 10 crunches & 25 squats. 

Day 2: 20 sit ups, 15 crunches & 20 squats.

Day 3: 5 sit ups, 20 crunches & 35 squats.

Day 4:10 sit ups, 25 crunches & 40 squats.

Day 5: 5 sit ups, 10 crunches 20 squats.

Day 6: 15 sit ups, 30 crunches & 50 squats.

Day 7: 20 sit ups, 35 crunches & 55 squats.

Day 8: 30 sit ups, 40 crunches & 60 squats.

Day 9: REST DAY.

Day 10: 10 sit ups, 10 crunches & 60 squats.

Day 11: 40 sit ups, 10 crunches & 25 squats.

Day 12: 45 sit ups, 60 crunches & 70 squats.

Day 13: 5 sit ups, 5 crunches & 5 squats.

Day 14: 10 sit ups, 10 crunches & 10 squats.

Day 15: 20 sit ups, 30 crunches & 20 squats.

Day 16: 25 sit ups, 30 crunches & 45 squats.

Day 17: 40 sit ups, 30 crunches & 45 squats.

Day 18: REST DAY.

Day 19: 5 sit ups, 5 crunches & 5 squats.

Day 20: 10 sit ups, 10 crunches & 25 squats.

Day 21: 20 sit ups, 15 crunches & 35 squats.

Day 22: 20 sit ups, 25 crunches & 45 squats.

Day 23: 10 sit ups, 40 crunches & 55 squats.

Day 24: 10 sit ups, 50 crunches & 65 squats.

Day 25: 15 diet ups, 60 crunches & 65 squats.

Day 26: 20 sit ups, 70 crunches &85 squats.

Day 27: REST DAY.

Day 28: 25 sit ups, 80 crunches & 95 squats.

Day 29: 30 sit ups, 90 crunches &95 squats.

Day 30: 40 sit ups, 90 crunches & 100 squats. 

thefaerie  asked:

I was just wondering but what brushes do you mainly use when drawing on photoshop?

Hi bb! Here are my ultimate favorite brushes to use:

The first brush — the size 175 one — I use to do almost everything, from sketching to rendering to detailing. The second brush (25) is a soft round brush that I use to soften out unwanted hard edges left by the first brush.

The middle batch of brushes (700; 28; 80; 93) I use as substitutes when I get tired of using the above two brushes. The last batch (491; 430; 771) are versatile cloud brushes that I like to use when finishing up.

I believe most if not all of them come from concept art diety Jaime Jones’ set, which you can download here. <3