also the quality of the posters is so so good!!! i even printed one for me :)

anonymous asked:

Hello! I've been following for a while and I noticed how much merchandise you've made - the prints, stickers, buttons, charms/keychains especially! I really enjoy your style since it's so adorable. I wanted to ask how you go about making the merch? Like, is there a special service you use for certain products? I wanna go about making my own someday and your stuff always looks so lovely ;v; If you can help me out, even a bit, that'd be great!

Hello anon-chan-san! Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot and I’m happy you’ve liked all the goodies I’ve done so far (๑°꒵°๑)・*♡ And no worries, I’m always happy to help! ( ◜◒◝ )♡ I do use a different service/merchant to print/produce my items once the art file is done on my end. Here are some of my best friends:

Charms:

Zap!Creatives – Their quality is amazing and they have a variety of different types of charms! They do more than just charms too, but this is what I mainly use them for. They are located overseas but you do get free shipping on orders over $300. Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, once in a while you’ll get a 10-25% off coupon code to use on certain items which knocks a good amount off your order! Turnaround time and shipping is amazingly fast! No complains here.

Acornpress – I have yet to use them personally, but I’ve heard good things about them. They are located in the states, which would save you on shipping and have a lower minimum. However, they only offer white and clear acrylic charms at the moment. I’ll be trying them out soon and I’ll make sure to do a small review!

Note: You only get the charms. You have to build them yourself and buy the phonestraps, bells, jump rings, etc. from your local craft store or online.  

Stickers:

Jimiagency​ – I love JiMi Agency! Their sticker quality is more than amazing and it’s always a pleasure to work with them. However, they are not kiss cut! You’ll have to use your favorite pair of scissors to cut them yourself! If you want kiss cut stickers, be prepared to pay more and have a bigger minimum order to place with other companies. JiMi also offers more than just stickers. From bookmarks to memo pads, to charms and washi tape. They only do group orders and it varies when. Just check their site out to see when they’ll be having their next group order.

Note: You can always do them yourself by buying sticker paper and printing them at home. It’s a good way to start if you don’t have the funds at the moment. That’s how I started and I don’t regret doing so and it helped so much.

Prints:

Fireball Printing – Quality, turnaround time, and shipping is amazing! No complains here. They do have a minimum of 5 for poster size prints, which is not bad. For postcard size prints though, their minimum is too high and I wouldn’t recommend them for that unless you want 1k of the same design. They also offer other printing services.

CatPrint – I have yet to use them, but I have ordered their samples and I’m in love with the quality and variety of paper they have for printing! I’ve also heard a lot of good things about them. They don’t have a minimum–heck, you can even order one print! I’ll sure be using them to print out my con prints for August.

Note: Shipping is a bit high only because both use special shipping supplies to make sure your prints do not get damage while making their way to you. So I highly recommend that you order all your print designs at once and not one design at a time.

Buttons/Pins:

Wacky Buttons – No minimum! Which completely sold me and I’ll be placing my order soon! Five stars on their reviews so I’m sure when I get my first order I’ll be more than content. Either way, I’ll make sure to give them my own review.

Pure Buttons – They have a minimum of five, but they jump from 5 to 25 to 50 to 100 and so on and so forth. They are a bit more expensive but the more you order, the lower your cost. Great reviews!

Note: Both offer more than just your average buttons. They have pocket mirrors, fridge magnets, clothing magnets, etc. They also have custom button packaging. I guess it just depends on how many and how much you are willing to spend.

All work under CMYK color mode. Acornpress and Wacky Buttons are the only ones that I know that don’t use this color mode on their templates. However, I was able to get in touch with a rep from Wacky Buttons and they do recommend you convert their template into CMYK mode. Since more than half of their customers don’t have an editing program where they can switch from RGB mode to CMYK mode, they have chosen to have their template in RGB mode and they themselves convert the file. I know from experience that this does have a color effect on your final product when printed. The colors are a bit darker. You are only able to notice if you have both color modes printed out and side by side for comparison. It’s not a big deal (unless you are super picky), but just thought I should point this out.

I hope this helps and the best of luck lovely! I’ll probably update or add to this post if I make another best friend (◍•ᴗ•◍)♡ ✧*。  

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Quick and dirty Kazuma Kaneko Works IV review

After NINE YEARS, a truncated version of KKW4 is finally in print. The good, the bad, and the neutral:

  • It finally exists!
  • It’s nice to finally get proper resolution reproductions of Devil Summoner demons that were ignored in Pandemonium in favor of their Soul Hackers versions (though rightly so, in most cases).
  • The pages are of a thinner stock compared to the thick, hefty paper used for the previous three volumes. They also look dull compared to the light gloss present in the others.
  • The overall printing quality seems to be not as high as 1-3. This is apparent when you look at the blacks and other dark colors; very dull, low contrast reproduction. For example, I’m looking at Vampire from KKW1 and the black is just popping off the page, while the black areas on any given page here seem brighter than they should be. Honestly, some of the pages give the impression they are just computer printouts of the Pandemonium scans I did.
  • NO supplementary booklet with Kaneko interview and factoids, nor a poster. Major bummer, but they could possibly be included with volume V.
  • The lack of new jacket artwork by Kaneko has been known, but it’s still tragic. The book is less distinct as a result. But like the bonus materials, maybe they’re saving it for the next volume? (I kind of doubt it)
  • Speaking of the jacket, while the previous volumes had dust jackets that were printed with at least a semi-matte, KKW4′s is much glossier and in fact feels like vinyl. This means it tends to squeak at the spine as you flip through the pages. It could get better with age, who knows.
  • I’ve noticed some small pockmarks on some pages. None on previous volumes. Maybe an effect of thinner paper or pulp used. I dunno, I’ve never made paper before, gimmeabreak.
  • You can see some aliasing around the outlines of certain demons, particularly the smaller ones that were apparently enlarged to fit the page. However, this is no fault of the printing but likely the sources used, as since Devil Summoner was Kaneko’s first foray into digital media, the original assets probably weren’t rendered at a particularly high resolution. I compared the Shiisaa artwork from KKW4 to that of the Shiisaa printed in Pandemonium vol. 1 and both had the same jaggies.
  • No Stolas or Dzolob: Like the other three, KKW4 is arranged by demon tendency in descending order from Light to Dark. The volume begins with Deity and ends with the Jirae.
  • Not going to scan these, and I suggest to anyone thinking about it to at least wait and see if we get a digital release, which would be much preferred.

Kaneko Works IV is a slight disappointment, if only because it feels underwhelming; even though the fifth volume IS coming, not having all of Devil Summoner in a single volume makes it seem incomplete. The materials used are ever so slightly cheaper and as a whole the book definitely did not receive the same level of tender loving care as the others. It was teased as a single volume last summer, creating a tantalizing mystery of what could have happened between then and now.

But it’s still good, even with these misgivings that support the ongoing dialogue that Kaneko lives in the Atlus office’s broom closet. It’s definitely worth supporting and should you come to the same conclusions as me, it will be important to let them know (in Japanese) on the book’s Amazon product page, as that could be one of the few avenues we have as English-speaking SMT fans to inform Atlus Japan of our opinions and possibly lead to a course correct for future volumes. Even if they have to be slightly more expensive, it’ll be worth it.

anonymous asked:

Hi Julia! Any tips in making a poster for a conference? What did you use to make your poster?

Hi Anon! I’m happy to help!

I use Powerpoint to make my posters (which can also be saved as a pdf file if necessary). 

Here’s one of mine at 26% zoom (actual size next to me here!). (Sorry I can’t show any more detail; the stuff hasn’t been published yet)

You can adjust the size of the powerpoint to the desired poster size by going to File > Page Setup and then choosing “Custom” for “Slides sized for:”. Adjust the Width and Height and confirm the “Orientation” of your Slides is what you want (Portrait or Landscape). I used the following dimensions for my above poster:

Determine your poster size before starting on your poster as resizing after the fact may crop some images/text. 

Be sure to a) check with the size requirements as per the conference poster guidelines, as well as b) the maximum printing size for wherever you’re getting your poster printed at (places usually have a height maximum due to the size of their paper). 

If you google image “academic poster samples” a bunch of posters pop up for you to draw inspiration on layouts, but in general it’s these main categories

  • (Title, Authors, Affiliations, Institutional logos if desired)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction (can include separate sections of Background, and Purpose & Approach if desired)
  • Methods
  • Results (Figures/Tables/Graphs) - usually in the middle of the poster aka the center of attention
  • Summary of Results
  • Conclusions/Discussion
  • References/Bibliography (not required, only put if you have room or want to give a shout-out to your lab’s papers)
  • Acknowledgements and/or Disclaimers (such as funding sources)

Some other general tips:

  • Check out other examples of posters at your institution. Take a mental note of what you like/don’t like. Also check with your mentor or program if they have templates ready to go. Every institution will also have official logos you can use (or even a quick google image should do it, though ones provided by your institution will be of higher quality). 
  • The figures/tables/graphs in the Results section are the most important and should be easy to read and understand. They should be of high image quality, have titles (one title can be used to described a group of related figures if applicable) and figure legends (that can describe the figure alone without the need for the reader to go through the methods or results). This should include explanations of all abbreviations, symbols (such as stats), what any arrows mean, etc. Essentially someone who has a basic understanding of your field and methods should be able to look at your figures and understand your entire poster. In addition, when you present your poster, you will be using your figures to guide you, so make sure they tell the whole story.
  • Also consider if you need any figures/diagrams as part of the Introduction, Methods, or Conclusions (say to explain a biological process or proposed theory or complicated protocol). 
  • Fonts should be legible to the audience. 25 or 28 pt font is the smallest I’ll ever go. 
  • I have a separate powerpoint file that I use to dump all my figures (even those i don’t end up using). It’s also a good way to organize the order (as ppt slides are easy to move around). I also don’t like to do any figure manipulations on my actual poster file (the less moving pieces on a file that large just makes life easier imo). I do all that in my figures dump ppt and then screenshot the final version for my poster. That’s just what’s worked for me though; you may find another method to be more streamlined. 
  • The less text, the better. Enough text is necessary so someone reading your poster without you present will understand it, but not too much text to intimidate someone from approaching. 
  • Get feedback and go through multiple revisions. Very important! I usually will have my PI look over my poster continuously at least 2 weeks before printing for feedback. For example, sometimes wording is really important, or I may miss a technical detail in a figure legend, and these nuances are best picked out by someone with much more experience (like a PI). Also you never know what your PI or mentor may not want you divulging to a general audience (for fear of being scooped). 
  • And related, proofread to the best of your ability. Will you discover a typo an hour into your poster presentation that you didn’t catch before? Probably. Happens to all of us. That’s ok, but try your best to make sure your care and attention to detail shows. 
  • Make it aesthetically pleasing. I know it’s all about the data and information of course, but also think human psychology and what catches someone’s eye–color*, organization, flow, neat lines, clear images, etc. If your poster draws the attention of someone who wasn’t planning on stopping by, then that’s one more person who got exposed to your hard work! (*Don’t always rely on color to organize your variables on graphs, etc; use shapes too, to be considerate to the color-blind)
  • Also keep in mind that some colors on your computer screen may look different (lighter or darker or fuzzier) when printed (depending on the paper and ink quality). It’s best to have some buffer time between when you need to leave/present and when you receive your printed poster for any issues related to a final print of your poster in case you need them fixed. 
  • Somewhere in the poster (like at the very bottom) I like to put a disclaimer that states: “This presentation is the intellectual property of the author/presenter. Contact them at __my email__ for permission to reprint and/or distribute.” We had to do it for a conference I went to and I thought it was a really good idea. Doesn’t hurt, and somewhat protects me/my data. 

Hmmmmmm I think that’s all I can squeeze from my brain! I hope it helped, or gave you inspiration for your own ideas! Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck at the conference! You’re going to do great :)

(If anyone else has any suggestions to add, please do!)

Convention Tips: A HANDY DANDY CONVENTION CHECKLIST!

I was asked to put together a convention packing checklist! So here it is, disregard anything that isn’t relevant to you!


TICKETS
Make sure you remember to print out all your tickets in whatever format they take! That’s email confirmations, or your PDFs convention tickets, photo ops and autographs, plus meet and greet invoice if you’re doing one. Hotels have printers of course, but it’s easier to have them ready to go, rather than trying to find somewhere to print them out while at the convention – because you’ll be busy!

ELECTRONICS
Camera – with spare batteries and memory card and associated cords.
Phone
Laptop/iPad/iPod
All your chargers!
All your charger cables!
It’s also great to bring an extra battery pack for your phone, because there usually isn’t anywhere to quickly charge your phone without going back to your room, so if you have a pre-charged battery backup with you that can help keep in touch!

* if you do forget something, you always have fan backup – someone will lend you that charging cable that mysteriously got left behind!

PENS
A pen – for filling out reupping forms – and for writing down your email or twitter for new friends!
Highlighter pens – for highlighting the schedule
Coloured Sharpie – if you don’t want black or silver for your auto, bring your own coloured Sharpie pen!

PAPER
Always bring some kind of notebook – just in case you want to jot down notes from a panel, or something someone told you, names, emails, twitter handles (as Jensen calls them) etc!

SOMETHING TO PUT YOUR PHOTO OPS IN
You need something to put your photo ops in so they don’t bend and get ruined! You can buy hard sleeves in the vendor’s room, but I find that the photos can get stuck in them! A document display folder with plastic inserts, or a ring-binder with plastic inserts is great. Or just a hard plastic document envelope. The photos printed out at the con are 10x8, so anything that fits A4 or larger works.

WHATEVER YOU’RE GOING TO GET AUTOGRAPHED
If you have something specific that you’re getting signed, don’t forget to pack it! The Vendors room has photos and books and some other items that can be used for autos if you don’t have something specific.

SNACKS AND WATER
Soooooo important! Many of the convention hotels/convention centres don’t have much (or any) food available, or you have to go out to get food (and did I mention how busy you’ll be?), or it’s super expensive. So pack your own. If you’re travelling and can’t pack a sandwich or anything, even if it’s just some fruit or nibblies to take into the convention auditorium, that will help to keep your energy up.

The days are long, you might not get much sleep, you might be drinking more alcohol than usual, the hotels and convention centres are heavily air-conditioned, so it’s also super important to stay hydrated. If you can pickup a bulk pack of water at Target or a supermarket or something, that’s going to save you money and you’ll have water in your room and to take to panels! Seriously, snacks and water. Get on that!

*CREATION CON SPECIFIC - There is also a large water dispenser with cups inside the auditorium. You can use that water throughout the day, and you can also fill up your own water bottle from the supplied water dispensers to save more money. (tip courtesy of Krista)

TWITTER HANDOUTS (tip courtesy of Kate)
Print out your Twitter @  or/and email on little pieces of paper that you can hand out to your new fandom friends who want to be able to follow or contact you. You can make them simple, or into cool little business cards!

EXTRA MONEY – BUT BUDGET!
Um. Cons are expensive. Outside of the costs of hotel accommodation and all your tickets that you’ve already paid for, you’ll also have to buy food and drinks (unless you packed them as per the awesome tip above!) The Vendor’s room or vendor’s areas at a con has cool stuff, t-shirts, books, stickers, mugs, glasses, posters, standees, all sorts of jewellery, and various other goodies that you might want. There may even be a guest that you didn’t get an op with, but when you see their panel, you feel you absolutely must hug the living hell out of them, (oh believe me, it happens!), so you just have to get another op! So take a little extra money, just in case. But budget…because it’s real easy to get swept up into the con craziness and want all the things and all the ops (speaking from experience), so make sure you set yourself a budget!

YOUR OUTFITS
Okay, I know, d’uh, you’re going to pack clothes! But if you’ve decided on a specific outfit, whether something pretty or something cosplay, make sure you have all the necessary bits! I always plan what I’m wearing for each day ahead of time. That way I don’t have to pack loads of options and I don’t have to think about it at the con. Some days (especially Saturday and Sunday) can start quite early, and the last thing you’re going to want to do is be trying on outfits like crazy. 1. You won’t have time. 2. You don’t want to increase your stress! So pre-plan your outfits and pack all the elements you decide on to make them perfect.

CREATION SPECIFIC - CASH FOR CHRIS – the Creation photographer
If you are buying JPEGS of your photo-ops you will need $US to give to Chris the photographer. Each photo op you have, comes with 1 10x8 print – but only 1. You can purchase JPEGS of each photo for $10 per JPEG. There is a number on the photo – you give that number to Chris or his offsiders in the photo room and about a week later, you will receive a link from Chris via email to download the JPEGS via Google Drive. Each JPEG you purchase costs $10 and you must have cash for that. So when you know what photo-ops you’re getting, figure out before hand which you may need (if there’s more than one of you in the photo) or want a JPEG of and ensure you have enough $US on you. If you are at a Canadian con – you can use Canadian dollars but as Chris is from the US, US dollars are better for him. The JPEGS are super high quality, large files, which can be printed to LARGE canvas size if you want (speaking from experience).

If you don’t have the cash at hand to buy the JPEGS at the convention, you can still buy them after the con. Go to the Creation website and follow the link and you’ll be able to contact Chris and order them via there. 

TISSUES/VITAMINS/PAIN KILLERS ETC.
There’s lots of aircon in the hotels/convention areas and you may get a running nose – you don’t want to be snuffly or snotty – pack tissues. Eyedrops – for the same reason, the aircon may dry your eyes out and make them sore and red. Bring along some anti bacterial wipes or hand sanitiser, because con crud is a thing! Plus you’re in much used hotels, so it’s a good idea just to give your hands a bit of a once over a few times a day! It’s also not a bad idea to pack some Vitamin B or C to keep your energy up and immune system working. Pack some Paracetamol or/and Ibuprfen in case of headache or backache or hangover! I always take hay fever medication with me – I never know if something is going to affect me in a place I’m not used to (Vancon for example, gives me hives…WHY I DO NOT KNOW!). I also bring cough/cold medication. I have got super sick at cons! It sounds like a lot, but seriously, I have got sooo sick and having stuff on hand has been a life saver. I also always travel with Bepanthen because I get tatts when I travel :D Also don’t forget extra contact lenses if you need them, and pack band aids (especially if you have new shoes.)

BREATHMINTS/GUM
You’re going to want to pop a mint before you go into a photo op! You’re about to get up close and personal with Jensen Ackles, and you don’t want to breathe coffee breath all over him! Pack mints.

PERFUME/MINI DEODERANT
For the same reason as the mints. You’re about to hug the crap outta Misha Collins – you don’t want “been sitting for 6 hours in the same shirt” smell as you squish into him!

LITTLE PURSE MIRROR
Perfect for checking your lippy, hair, making sure you don’t have kale in your teeth – as you wait in line for your photo op. Don’t worry, EVERYONE is doing it!

That’s it for now – if I think of anything else…I’ll update!
Happy packing and conning!
-sweetondean

BTS - [NOW ] BTS in THAILAND (Photobook + DVD) (Limited Edition)

Hello beautiful people ~ I’m finally here with a new review. Yay ! It’s always a pretty nice surprise when I received package in the mail, so this fabulous photobook was a big one since I never really know when my stuffs came. I thought that I was going to wait until the end of the next, but not anymore.

I had the change to pre-order the photobook on Kpopmart before it came out of stock/out of print and since the publisher had no intention to reprint the photobook, I was like “Nope, I don’t care if I’m poor, I’m going to buy you piece of art”.
So, it was my first ordering from here. I like the fact that they send us a picture of the package before it got shipped.
It took my package 24 days to come and sadly the box where my photobook came was pretty damaged. I should have taken a picture of it. There has a big hole on it, and the book got slighly damaged since there was also a lack of bubble wrap and the box a bit too big.

As you can see on the picture, the texture of the cover is pretty nice with a lot of relief all over the photobook’s jacket. Or I don’t know how to name it so  ~

1. 화보집 콘텐츠 리스트(250P) 
BTS 1st PHOTOBOOK ALL DISC 01 : 
-Pt.1 Hotel Room 
-Pt.2 Resort 
-Pt.3 Sports 
-Pt.4 Pool
-Pt.5 Hotel at Night
-Pt.6 Pattaya
-Pt.7 BTS Top Model (Group Mission) 

SPECAIL FEATURE 
Interview : “NOW" 
Epilogue 
Special Thank to. 

2. DVD 콘텐츠 리스트 
DISC 01 : 
1. BTS PHOTOBOOK MAKING IN THAILAND 
2. SURPRISE MISSION IN THAILAND 

A little close up on the BTS official sticker on the back of the book’s jacket.

And this is how it looks like when you open the book’s jacket. 

The photobook also includes 3 postcards and a mini poster who’s around the same size as the photobook, 18,5 x 26 cm. 

Cover of the photobook. Yay ~ I didn’t forget about the DVD, I’m just going to talk about it in the last part of my review so (❁´◡`❁)
Godness, I’m going to talk about this fabulous photobook who contains 250 pages of pure gold. Also showing some of my favorite pictures of the book. And since the photobook is really thick, it was a bit hard to take beautiful pictures. I swear to god I tried my best to have good quality pictures ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)
Please, do not take, reblog or edit my pictures unless you ask for a permission first. 

The contents pages are so flashy seriously. There was also group photo on top.

Part 1. HOTEL ROOMAt the start of each part, there’s a camo design with the name of the ”chapter“. Also each of these pages got a different color ~

This is the 1st picture of the photobook. So much gold. And legs. There’s a lot of skin in this book tho. All of the photos are freaking beautiful, in high quality and all. There’s probably a couple part in the book where the pictures are in less quality because it was taken outside, in the dark. But still, they’re all so pretty anwsome ╮(─▽─)╭

Pretty Hobi (⊙△⊙✿)Jin & Jimin in the bath is one of my favorite part of the book ~

Part 2. RESORTThis is one of the part where the pictures are a bit low in quality, but they were taken during the night (as you can see on the DVD too) and they’re still pretty nice quality tho.I took more pictures of J-Hope. He’s one of my bias so I’m sorry for spamming you with is beautiful face (。≖△≖。✿)Flower boys ~

Part 3. SPORTSI think this is the part I took most of the pictures ~

J-Hope & Taehyung were playing Tennis.Rap Monster, Jin & Kookie were playing Ping PongFinally Suga & Jimin were playing Basketball.

Part 4. POOLSweet jesus lord oh I wish I had taken more pictures of this part. THIS IS MY FAV. So much gold, skin and half naked Kookie and Jimin in the pool. Pretty nice. I sound like a perverted noona ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)Jin being the princess he is (◡‿◡✿)

Part 5. HOTEL at NIGHTI really liked the concept of this part, even thought the quality is not at is best. But it’s better than nothing yo ~

Part 6. PATTAYA Oops ~ J-Hope again. And forever. Pretty boy.

Part 7. BTS NEXT TOP MODEL : GROUP MISSION

At the last pages of the photobook, the boys had a kind of mini interview, with all the same questions for each members and they had to choose there’s favorite picture, as you can see on the bottom corner ⊙ω⊙

The credits part. This picture is so fabulous ~

And finally, sweet god, the back of the photobook. I really liked the concept for their cover photobook. Took from their sport part ⊙△⊙

DVDIt took me around 2 days before listening to the DVD. I had so much feels when I got my photobook, so watching this was not in my top priorities. 
The DVD is an all region category, with english, japanses and korean subtitles and the duration of the disc is around 30 minutes. It contains the making-of of the photobook and the surprise mission, who was on their last part in the book.

I don’t know what to say… Haaa ! This was pretty nice to see the behind the scene for the photobook. They showed up the making of each part, and the boys chilling out at each locations. There were some part that was pretty funny too.
For their mission, the boys were seprarated in 3 groups : Jin & Suga, RapMon & J-Hope, and the maknae line, Kookie, Jimin and V. They had to chose a theme and a location for a photoshoot. And if I remember well, the winning team was going to have full pages with their pictures on it. The funiest thing is that Jin & Suga had like only 7 minutes to do their photoshoot, while the other boys had around 20 minutes.
For the winning team (☞゚∀゚)☞ I’m not going to tell you. Nah. I’m kidding. The maknae line won this run. 
They also talked about their experience in Thailand, how the mission was and all. 

At last, those 30 minutes were pure gold. And I couldn’t stop giggling like a little schoolgirl having a freaking crush. Like. Yeah. Help ಥ‿ಥ

FINALLY, I just wanted to say despite his price that was kinda expensive with the shipping, I don’t regret anything. Every A.R.M.Y need this piece of gold, or at least, watch it one time in your lifetime. I hope to see more from the boys and up until now, they never disapointed me. 

Hope you liked my kind of review. Sorry for my long post and grammatical error. And stay tunned for my future release. And who knows, probably a giveaway ≖‿≖

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:D Kanshikan Kougami Shinya chapter 3-4 preview time!

THERE BE BAES (though that’s literally the only page they’re on).

It even came with this Spike Spigel-esque Kougami poster :3 

EDIT: MY FUCKING BAD CHAPTER 4 IS IN HERE TOO!!!! 

EDIT 2: Chapter 4 is LONG. I doubt I will get all of this done tonight. Chapter 3 most likely will be up still though.

Uh I guess the delay in the chapter might have something to do with the fact I’m inferring that the parent company of Comic Blade merged all of it’s magazines into one print copy with some series still in print while some are now entirely online. I was freaking out when I saw the name change but they included a little intro book with series previews from the various series now in this one magazine (That’s where the Ko with the written message is from, kumapillow did you wanna translate that message?) that’s what I gather from what all is presented.

Plus side is the quality of this printing is SUPER high, way better than what the last 2 chapters were one which should mean way better quality scans.

It will go up later tonight most likely, I’m sure once I start I won’t stop. Please bear with me, sudden life issues got in the way of my studying and I got behind so I have to spend quite a few hours each day this week doing school work :’D I just got home so I must attend to this first. I also haven’t even set up my new printer/scanner yet… This will be a good way to christen it XD

Earning A Living Plush Making Full Time - A "Short" Overview.

Okay, so I got an ask about plush making as a full time job. But Tumblr messed up midway through me answering it. Plush making as a full time job is A) Time consuming B) Expensive, and C) 100% harder than it sounds.

I’m going to be using my love ness monster as an example. I’ve talked a bit about the cost of plush making before, but the cost of turning it into a business is even higher. Please pardon any math errors. I’m doing a lot of rounding and generalizing, but I hope the general idea still gets across.

Let’s assume you’re starting with nothing in terms of equipment and you want to build a plush making business. You’re going to start by making a love ness monster. 

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Sort of...maybe...drifting off in a year?

So, I’ve been thinking about this for a good long while now and I guess it’s time to put it into words – the next 12 months will probably be my last (??) on this site, maybe on the internet as a whole. I don’t know. We’ll see!

This is stupidly long so read at your own will haha:

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‘Agents of SHIELD’: A cellist and a villian take center stage in latest art

“The cellist” — it was meant to be a throwaway line, a small piece of insight into Agent Phil Coulson as he took more of a center-stage role in Marvel’s The Avengers. Instead, viewers latched onto the idea that their fan favorite might have a bit of a mysterious love life…and ever since, speculation has swirled over if we would ever hear more.

With the idea becoming a reality in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s 19th episode “The Only Light In The Darkness” (airing April 22 at 8pm ET), it’s no surprise that the third piece of art in Marvel’s groundbreaking initiative, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level Seven,” focuses on S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s protagonist and his famed lady love. This week’s gorgeous rendering was designed by Pascal Campion, an accomplished artist and animator. In addition to teasing the introduction of Audrey (Amy Acker), it also subtly hints at the villain in next week’s outing — none other than Marcus Daniels, aka “Blackout.”

See what executive producer Jeff Bell has to say about this week’s art and its tie in to next week’s episode in EW’s weekly conversation below. As a reminder, this art — as well as all future art in the series — will be available for purchase as a limited edition high quality print exclusively through MarvelStore.com starting at 1am PST tomorrow.

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To say that this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left our team in disarray would be an understatement. May has abandoned ship, literally, apparently on a mission to seek out Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill (with a little help from her mom). Coulson, Trip, Fitz and Simmons have returned from a mission to find their plane gone. And Skye and Ward are currently on a mission of their own, one that involves Ward’s determination to crack that hard drive once and for all.

As we speed towards the last hours of the season, it’s no secret that things are going to get even more intense. The April 29 episode “Nothing Personal” includes not only Hill’s return, but also the return of Mike Peterson’s Deathlok (J. August Richards). Aside from being significant in Skye and Ward’s journey, the Marvel villain will play a major role throughout the end of the season.

The woman behind this week’s beautiful work isStephanie Hans, a French artist whose renderings have graced the covers of many Marvel comics including Thor, Young Avengers and the new Loki-focused series,Journey Into Mystery. The fourth piece in Marvel’sAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level Seven places Skye and Ward at the center of the action in more ways than one — in fact, what you see depicted in the drawing is actually a notable moment from the episode itself.

But while you ponder what the nature of that moment might be (and the interpretations are endless), hear what executive producer Jeff Bell has to say, and what teases he can give about next week’s episode. As a reminder, this art — as well as all future art in the series — will be available for purchase as a limited edition high quality print exclusively through MarvelStore.com starting at 1 a.m. PST tomorrow.

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