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Hey, everyone! I recently hit 100 followers! I’ve had this blog since January and even though I had a rough start and I wanted to leave a few times, I’m very glad I pushed through. I wanted to save a follow forever for another milestone and just do a drabble game for this one but there are so many amazing blogs a wanted to thank. I really appreciate every single one of you guys. This blog has been a safe haven for me, and I can’t imagine how my life would be without it. I’ve felt much more loved on this blog in the short time I’ve had it than on my previous blog, which I had for 2 and half years before I left. Even though this blog may be considered ‘small’ to some people (not that it matters to me), I still feel as if I genuinely matter to all of you, and I can’t thank you enough. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude. I really do care about all of you. All the users that show up under my followers are my friends, and I care about each one of you so much. Thank you all so much for all that you’ve done for me. I’m beyond grateful.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I just saw your recent edit for BTS festa and it's amazing! Do you mind telling me which editing app you used? And how you made the background? Thanks and have a good day❤️

anonie said: Hi~ firstly I LOVE YOUR EDITS SO MUCH THEY’RE SO BEAUTIFUL AND ARTISTIC AND AESTHETIC IM- THANK YOU FOR THISSSS I was wondering if you could give me the name of the app or programme that you use to make these edits! I’m a beginner, and I would love to learn to make edits as nice as yours! Thank you in advance and I hope you have a good day❤️❤️

anonymous asked:

I completely understand that not everyone has to like a show. I love OL and thought the recent episode was one of the best. But that's me. I don't take it personally if you don't like it. That's you. What I don't get is people who genuinely have issues with virtually every aspect of OL who still watch it, take the episodes and certain story lines as a slap in fans faces, and spend some much time discussing these shortcomings. I am genuinely confused by this, so my question is simply - why?

I’m wondering if you’ve ever been in a fandom, Anon. Lots of fandoms contain people who blog ad nauseam about shows, lots of those people complain, especially those based on book series. Honestly, I missed the part where I was obligated to like everything about the show. And I don’t understand how every time I express dislike for some things, people automatically generalize it as me hating the show. I’m not sure why you think this, because I was busy the better part of yesterday to fully unpack 304 and I did not rant about it on here. Yesterday, I did two things on Tumblr: I reblogged a post by my friend Suhaila and I responded to a couple anons who were grateful others were bothered by the Jamie and Geneva sex scene. That’s it.

If you were taking the time to read my Twitter and my more immediate reactions to watching the episode, then that’s on you. Since then, I’ve digested the episode. I discussed it in DM and, yes, was pretty passionately against/repulsed by the Jameva sex scene. But I don’t think this anon is any of those people, because I would think those people would respect our friendship more than to put me on blast. 

Are you really interested in my analysis? I’m not sure you are, I think you just want to call me out. Anyways, I will tell you I loved 301 and 302. I was quite pleased with 301 and I’m pretty sure I’ve stated that. I think they nailed the grief and loss from the separation for both characters in 302. Baby Bree in her elf hat was adorable (sweet Time Traveling Fetus Child!). I wished there had been more bonding between Claire and Bree and build up to her decision to go to med school, but overall it was a very good episode. Episode 303 is where my issues with the imbalance really started to be highlighted. On one hand, Jamie’s Ardsmuir storyline was very well done, compelling, I enjoyed his developing friendship with LJG, remembering Claire’s healing, and was thrilled that Murtagh was saved. Good job show! 

On the other hand, I’ve felt Claire’s storyline has been incredibly shortchanged. They basically flew through her life and focused solely on the Claire-Frank dynamic. Her friendship with Joe never got proper development and I wish we’d seen more of her as a doctor. I wish they wouldn’t have once again shoehorned her into episode 304. They could’ve saved all of her stuff for 305, where it looks like they will focus on her—AT LAST!—but I truly hope it’s not too little too late. I truly hope people won’t think she’s callous and a bad mother for just deciding to up and abandon her daughter. Up until now, we’ve only been told Claire and Bree haven’t been close and Claire’s a workaholic. Oh, and that she would deliberately part with her beloved pearls—NOPE. So wrong, so against the character. The stakes haven’t been portrayed as very high for Claire regarding what she’s about to do because the fact is we’ve barely seen her or her perspective. 

Despite my initial reaction, 304 wasn’t all bad, aside from the sex scene, which I HATED. I hated it because it was the most graphic sex scene we’ve had since 109 and it wasn’t between Jamie and Claire. I felt it was unnecessary to show so much detail, such as Jamie’s “You can watch me if you’d like,” sucking on her breast as he’d done when making love to Claire, his low, sultry growl, “now move with me.” Just unnecessary. I can see how people thought the aftermath attempted to qualify it as a simple transaction with very little feeling. But still, I feel very fervently that we did not need all of that detail.

If you want to know why it felt like a slap in the face, here’s why: We went a full season with very little intimacy between Jamie and Claire. That’s just fact. Then we were given a myriad of excuses like “they’re not the royal couple so we don’t need to see them conceive their child” or “they’re telling a different story” or “they’re married now.” Sorry, that still doesn’t sit well with me. And it now colors my perspective toward this season. I have my doubts they’ll make it up to me, but despite my first reaction, I’m now willing to let them try. If they’re going to be that explicit with Jamie and Geneva, 306 better melt my frigging television. The latter half of Season 3 better be wall to wall Jamie and Claire intimacy—sex and otherwise. Otherwise, what is the point of this show? What the heck are they building toward with these first 5 episodes?

One thing is clear: This show is not good at balancing dual storylines. In Season 1, people raged about how the focus and flashbacks about Frank detracted from the building of Jamie’s character. In Season 3, it’s Claire who has been the victim of the continued focus on Frank. But because Jamie’s life is so interesting, people don’t care as much. If you really want a well-articulated perspective about how they’ve done Claire a disservice from a professional—which I definitely share—see the New York Times

To be honest, while everyone’s going back and forth justifying the focus by saying finally Jamie’s getting his due attention, his journey in the 18th century is much more interesting, I’ll just say I am and always have been more interested in Jamie and Claire together. Jamie’s journey is compelling, even though it veered hard into melodrama in 304. The fact that Claire’s isn’t is 100% a failure on the part of the writers. But after writing all of this, I’m ready for them to be back together. I think once Jamie and Claire are reunited, I’ll be much happier and much more interested in returning to gifing and squeeing away.

anonymous asked:

I feel bad that I can only afford knockoff fidget cubes-I'd love to support the actual, but I don't have that kind of money or time. Anyway I don't know which knockoff is reliable/which one to get because I don't want it to like wear down after just a couple of uses if that makes sense. Sorry for bothering I'm an idiot. /.\

Anon, you’re not bothering or an idiot. This is a really good, important question, and this is at the heart of why I say things like “it’s cool to support the creator if you can but I will never judge if you cannot”. Never. Nor will I judge if you buy Spinmaster’s Kinetic Sand or cheap, cool toys from Dollar General. Stim toys, for us, aren’t optional extras, but the thing about disability is that we’re often in situations of having less money and/or less access to the very tools that help us in a world not made for us. Sometimes we are in situations where we cannot live the philosophies we wish, and I am very much against the idea of going without something that helps us function better because we lack the access, money or both to get the better item.

(And, in all honesty, having to wait six months for an expensive toy to arrive - keeping in mind that for this community the fidget cube is not an optional extra but a disability aid - is somewhere past ridiculous and heading toward inexcusable. If it’s an item you only want, it’s not so terrible, but if it’s an item you need, like we need stim toys, it’s a problem. If I’m seriously recommending that folks who can should support the designer but buy a cheap cube for in the meantime, there is a problem!)

So, no judgement. We can talk about the ideals of supporting creators and the reality of the situation in which we live at the same time. And if this blog doesn’t discuss the knock-off options, this blog doesn’t fully support the community.

But, anon, I’m in the same boat. I’m planning to order a couple of different ebay knock-offs so that @ambiguouspieces and I can write a comparative review when hers arrives. But I don’t actually know how well made they are, and there’s so many different cheap options. But if we can’t afford to buy the real thing, we also can’t afford to spend $5 on a cube that only lasts one week. We need a middle ground. Something more affordable but reasonably well made.

(This post contains purchasing information for the Antsy Labs cube, for those who are more comfortable purchasing this one.)

If you’re Australian, Sensory Oasis for Kids sells a knock-off fidget cube for $12.95 AUD plus $9.95 AUD flat rate shipping. This is expensive, but it’s much cheaper than the $40-something AUD required to get an Antsy Labs cube here to Australia, and I can confirm both that it felt good in the hands (albeit just with many ways to click things, in my opinion), was nicely made and didn’t squeak. The sellers stock them because it’s a quality item (we discussed their spinners versus the many dollar shop spinners now available) and do take returns if needed. If you live in Melbourne and can travel there, it’s even cheaper.

I’ll also link to the recent Pat Catan’s post ($5 USD, no online listing, sadly).

Other than a few ebay links that we mods have pulled up from various places, I don’t have cubes from a specific seller or listing that have come with a recommendation of being reasonably functional. I can find very cheap listings - here’s one for $1 AUD with free shipping from China. (Note that the listing uses Antsy Labs’ stolen promotional graphics, too.)

So. I’m going to open this one up to the community. Have you bought a knock-off cube? Are you reasonably happy with the cube for the price you paid? If so, could you do us the incredible favour of commenting on this post with the link to the store or listing where you bought this cube?

Hopefully together we can help our anon out and build a resource of options that are affordable but are of reasonable quality, as buying these from ebay and other cheap sellers is a matter of pot luck!

Otherwise, anon, I’ll buy a couple of ebay cubes next week and give you updates on the user experience when they arrive. But I hope someone else can help you out long before that!

- Mod K.A.

@aestistic says,

I own a ebay knockoff cube, really love it. I don’t use it much atm since I sorta tend to cycle through stims? But it feels right, hasn’t broken either which is surprising - I bought it during year 12 last year and at one point it was coming to school with me /every day/ and getting fairly heavy use. Some of the parts are probably looser than the original would be, but personally I like that :P

Good to know that some of them are that kind of durable! (And I absolutely cycle through stims; I expect most of us do.) Thank you so much!

@syellowtails says,

I purchased mine off of Banggood.com. I have 3 (2 regular size, one mini with a wrist strap). I love, love, love them! I should have a full write up on my sideblog soon.

There’s several listings (including an imitation Prism for holding the cube) here for those who wish to check it out, with various prices and additional lanyard attachments. (They’re called “whiny cube” for some reason, which made me giggle.) We’ll look forward to your review, but thank you for the recommendation! I might get one of those and an ebay one for our review post…

anonymous asked:

I know you have a lot of asks so I don't know when/if you'll get around to this but, I am in desperate need of some great GF fics, man. Sadly I have picky taste and don't know where to look, but everything that shows up on this blog is just what I'm looking for! You got any favorites? The more the better. XD

YOOOOOOO

I have different tags for them- Here are some links!!

fic tag, fic rec, more fic rec

The third link is my own recs (This was wayyyyy back in June and I gotta update it-) I’ll paste it here as well!

That Strange Book
The Return to Gravity Falls
That One Time Everybody Got Arrested
A Fault in Our Stars
What If
Gemini
Money Money Money
Stan’s Little Secret
(I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING)
Hazy Summer Days
Dystopia (waning: graphic but pretty cool)
Where There Is Hate

There ya go!! Hopefully I did good ;u; I mainly tend to go for Gen fics, adventure fics, stan-centric angst/whump fics. espeCIALLY WHUMP LIKE HOLY CRAP-

I do like ship fics every now and then even though I don’t read them often- 

also if you have an ao3 account you should read The Deeper You Go 8^D A REALLY GREAT FIDDLESTAN AU FIC… (it’s also nsfw!!)

happy reading anon!!!

♥1k Thank You: My Love Letter to You All♥

Yesterday when I woke up I had hit 1k followers, and I literally gasped because I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been mulling over how I would celebrate/acknowledge this all day. I finally decided upon a (probably super lame) thank you post (ok so it is actually more of a narrative). So if you will forgive me one long text post (please don’t unfollow me for this dear lord that would just be the saddest irony of my tumblr existence), I just have some feelings about my tumblr journey that I need to express…

(If you actually “keep reading” this, bless your soul and I love you. Warning - It is long but I pretty much never post personal stuff on this site, so I figured it was time to open up to you all in case you care- which you may not. Hopefully some of you will because I mention a lot of you in it! IF YOU ARE ON MOBILE I AM SO SORRY BECAUSE THE READ MORE LINE PROBABLY WON’T SHOW UP AND THIS IS A HELLA LONG PLS DON’T HATE ME OMG)

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anonymous asked:

hello! I want to start learning about mythology but I don't know where to start help me out? and I also don't know where to find sources to learn from sigh

Alright, alriiiiiiight!

Because mythology is so huge and complex and can be overwhelming and confusing, I’d say pick one mythology to start with and get a basic grasp on that before moving to another one. Lots of people are familiar with Greek mythology so there’s lots written about it, that’s often the easiest one to start with. However, other ‘popular’ mythologies I’ve seen are Norse, Aztec and Hindu.

I have found that mythology encyclopaedias are a great way to familiarise yourself with a given mythology, because they progress chronologically, introducing you to the creation myth, and then the main pantheon, and then on to all the famous myths. Kids books on mythology are also great because they can simplify things.

Often on the graphics made by blogs, such as here, here or here will have explanations of who the person they’re making an edit for is beneath, and will give you some brief information about anything special about them, so that’s a good way to pick up knowledge. Also check out the blogs mythoslogy, mythnet and fyeahmythologies

You can also use the Web, Wikipedia’s a bit of a maze but that’s always a good bet. There are also mythology specific websites, it’ll just involve some choice googling.

Now for some books to check out:

And if you have any myth-specific questions that you can’t find on the internet, you’re welcome to message me or any of the other mythology blog. Hope this has been helpful!

for anybody who’s noticed my absence lately

I hate doing this. First, I have to tell you that. 

It’s not like my blog has an Aesthetic™ exactly, but I do feel like asking you guys for money violates any kind of style I’ve tried to impose on it. 

However, things really have gotten that bad, bad enough that I’m collectively asking for help. And it doesn’t matter that when it comes to most of you, we never talk–I’m still here, posting this, asking 862 people I love having as followers and know I might lose now. People who I don’t expect to be able to help me. We’re all broke, right? So consider this me shouting into the void.

I live with my spouse and sister-in-law. I have SSDI income, which pays for some, but not all, of our rent. I can’t bring in extra income–which isn’t usually annoying, since if I could work I wouldn’t be on SSDI. But this month I wish I could, somehow…I wish I could find odd jobs, on the internet or in the 1950s or something, to bring in even a tiny bit of money, because when you’re without food funds, $10-15 is a lifesaver. It’s bread and peanut butter, inexpensive pasta. It’s food.

But the point is, there’s not much I can do to help my family right now. My spouse got laid off, as the only working individual among us (my sister-in-law is epileptic and also can’t work. I know, I know, we’re quite the household), and we’re fighting for all our options, including government assistance. We live in Utah, so we’ll jump through all the hoops and still be unlikely to get it. We’ve been down this road before.

So here are the details: 

  • our rent costs $220 more than what I bring in.
  • our internet is $80
  • our bus passes cost $80 for the two of us, and in order for my spouse to get a new job, we’ll need the internet, and at least one bus pass (we don’t own a car).
  • our power is $80
  • our gas bill is $20
  • and my SIL’s seizure medication is $27. 

This doesn’t include my bipolar medication or pain meds, because they’re necessary for me but not, like, SEIZURE-level of necessary. Or on the same level as food. Which you’ll notice I didn’t list with a dollar amount. Because at this point we have no food budget. None. 

My spouse is actively seeking a new job, but after getting one, there’s that period of time where you wait for the start date, then you wait for the first paycheck, and then there’s three people here who need to eat in the meantime. We’ve used up all the strange leftover ingredients we had sitting around, in order to stretch our food supply further; we’re buying only the cheapest versions of what we eat; I’m deliberately going hungry most of the day so that I can eat one late meal and know that the food I do have will go farther.

It sucks. 

It’s not unusual for me–I grew up poor and am miserably familiar with going hungry–but it still sucks. I don’t have the emotional energy to send out queries for my finished book; I don’t have the physical energy to work on my newest book. I don’t have the fangirl energy to hang out here with you guys and make graphics or return to my fic.

We’ve exhausted our options, including asking my spouse’s family for money (horrible, successful, and still not enough to help with more than the rent). I don’t have family to ask. My spouse and sister-in-law ARE my family. Without adequate food or good health, drastic measures like plasma donation aren’t possible. So here I am, doing this. 

My paypal is deandratb@gmail.com. My spouse’s post about this is here, in case you’d like to see it.

I love you all so, so much. If you can spare anything, even $5, I’d be eternally grateful. If you can’t, and are willing to reblog this, thank you. I seriously really do love you. Even if I don’t know your name, or you don’t remember mine. Especially if I don’t know your name, or you don’t remember mine. I genuinely believe that you’re the best–that’s why I spend all my social time here. :)

Thanks for reading, tumblr. I miss you.

TL;DR If you can help me survive until we have money again, please reblog or send paypal funds to deandratb@gmail.com. 

anonymous asked:

I don't want to tell anything that doesn't have to do with the blog exactly, but I am making a pixel adventure game and I need some help. The concept and characters are mostly sorted out, but do you now any tips on how to animate/make pixel art? And is it possible you have suggestions on game mechanics for retro-games? Sorry if you don't want to hear this. Thank you for your patience, Have a wonderful day!

Sure!

Making graphics for your games

How to make pixel art is a very broad question. If you’re starting from zero and you want to do it/learn yourself, it’ll take time. If that’s your desire, I made this getting started prototype. It’s a rough version of what you’ll find at early stages of my game Pixel Art Academy and can give you a foot in the door.

From there on, a great link to other tutorials is @pixelartus‘ guide over here.

But you might not really want to go down that way necessarily, if your goal is just to make a game (I assume you’re also coding it?). You have a couple of options:

1. Use ‘programer art’ as long as possible, meaning mockup graphics you throw together in 5 minutes. I use this a lot:

You can make a lot of gameplay that way. When you know your game is onto something great (in playable form), it will be easier to convince an artist to work on it.

Here is an example from one of my undergrad students. After he was done with his project, I called a friend (Blodyavenger) to consider doing art for him before the game went up to the App Store.

As you can see, he did a great job and took the game to the next level. He did it as a pay it forward kind of thing. And sure enough, when Blodyavenger needed some character art, I helped him out in return.

As you can see, humble beginnings can bring you far.

2. Instead of crappy or geometric placeholders you can use free resources. @pixelprospector (who is behind the wonderful Pixelartus mentioned above) has cataloged some of the resources for you. Check them out.

In addition to free ones, you can always find indie artists who sell packs of items for you to use. It’s not a big expense (around $10) and you’re helping a fellow developer out too. Here’s for example Blodyavenger’s stuff.

Another artist I recently started following and supporting on Patreon is David Masia a.k.a. @kronbits. Here’s his page of resources, some free, some around $5. Again, a nice guy to support. Examples of his work:

These can give your games a nice polished look, but you’ll probably soon run into situations where you won’t find just the right asset you’re looking for. So you’ll have to mix it with mockups and coder art eventually.

Retro game mechanics

This is a tougher one for me to answer, despite my nickname. I’m personally fan of going for unseen gameplay mechanics; for starting at zero assumptions and building up from your theme/what you want to say (see my thoughts on this). 

It might not be true objectively, but that’s the spirit I (nostalgically) attribute to 80s when everything was new territory to explore. In reality, at least on home computers, there was a lot of copying gameplay from arcades as that was the holy grail at the time. But then again, that just means the arcades were the one innovating. So I personally like to keep to that ideal, design from zero, at least for core gameplay. But on the other hand I can’t resist to make a text adventure in the 21st century because I freeking love the aesthetic and idea (you can type anything?!?).

Advice would be to go and play old games. Load up MAME and go at it. I would particularly suggest to pick something you remember enjoying most. Then ask yourself, why is that, what makes them tick. Wolfire has a great series of videos that give you a good example of how to dissect a game for its gameplay element.

(I just realized that in some sense, the games he goes over are retro—Gish is 12 years old by now.)

Use your analytical skills to understand the various components: goals, controls, risk/reward … But most of all, make something that fires your passion. Retrogaming is all about returning to the emotions we felt at the time. Playing new games that have the retro spirit plays on the same note, but gives it freshness.

Not sure if this second question was also meant to be specific to adventure games, but if it was, here are two of my suggestions of great adventure games to look into (maybe read reviews on them or watch some let’s plays):

Redhawk / Kwah! (ZX Spectrum)

Quite ahead of its time, it had an innovative way to present the action by mimicking comic book panels, a great connection since the game was about a superhero. Radically different presentation styles is something we don’t experiment so much with these days. 

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

My all time favorite adventure game that is pure gold all-throughout, but what I admire the most is that it had 3 pretty different ways to play through the storyline. Talk about replayability. I felt the game was pretty logical, no super insane item combinations. It held true to Indiana Jones character, focused on that and reaped benefits. So picking a strong narrative is what I’d get out of this one.

Before this gets too long, since I don’t know exactly what direction would help you most, I will leave you with this video by the awesome RetroAhoy. He has one of the best documentary styles on YouTube (to my knowledge) and his video on the history of games goes over the iconic titles that all introduce some sort of mechanic or trait that made them stand out. See if it inspires you or directs your search. Good luck!

anonymous asked:

This is probably an incredibly stupid question, but what's wrong with the graphics? People keep saying everything's all messed up and horrible and I don't see it. Certain gifs are a bit grainy, but then that has always been true, so I'm not sure that's it. Do I need glasses? Have I missed more intricate stuff? I don't really hang out on individual blogs, so is it the themes that are all wonky? I feel horrible asking this because I know people work hard on those graphics and I do appreciate it.

It’s actually not a stupid question at all – I was asking it myself in the first little while after the change came through.

There are essentially two major problems and one problematic moment.

Problematic moment: staff, the Tumblr staff journal, chose to announce these changes with a flashing, rotating.gif of the Tumblr T, which was not tagged with any warnings and thus had the potential to cause seizures in some users – at least one tumblr user with epilepsy had a seizure because of the gif (that I know of; I imagine she wasn’t an isolated incident). That Tumblr staff don’t understand a seriously basic and well-known Tumblr convention – tag your blinky-flashy, and hey, maybe don’t use blinky flashy on a really important post – is pretty obnoxious.

The two major problems are:

A. The edge-to-edge images fuck some people up. I didn’t know this either until last night when jeanenjolras kindly let me know that the “bluespace” images – images that mimic the Tumblr Blue background and put stuff over it – should be tagged #bluespace because they are causing people headaches and disorientation. Also, edge-to-edge images with no margin make it harder for people with eyesight issues to locate and focus on images. The white border was helpful in identifying an image and interpreting it properly.

B. I’m not 100% sure what the issues with the 500px limit have become, but there’s some kind of resizing problem that is causing a lot of images – animated .gif sets in particular – to come out grainy or distorted. I haven’t encountered these myself, so I’m fuzzy on the specifics of the issue, but I don’t get a ton of gifsets on my dash. The upshot is that there are sizing issues that you may not personally encounter immediately (or ever!) but are major issues for people who make art and gifsets on the site – which means they may not want to stick around Tumblr forever, and that would deprive us all of their work.

So, yeah – mainly, Tumblr just took a huge step backwards in accessibility for people with any kind of issue relating to eyesight, as well as users with epilepsy or who are otherwise prone to seizures.

gangerworld  asked:

Hey there. If you don't mind me asking, I was wondering what your process was for making a comic. I don't mean "how do you draw". Your art is awesome and I know that only comes from years of practise. I was more wondering about the process from coming up with an idea to getting comic pages out. Like for me, I try to write a script out scene by scene, first. Then design the characters. Then do thumbnails, then roughs and finally cleans. Is it much different for you? I'd love to get ur input. Thx!

I have some new followers, so reminder that everyone can find all of my blogging about how I make comics (and some friendly suggestions for how you can make comics) right here on this handy tumblr post. Hopefully that will help with the more general “how do you make comics?” asks I’ve been getting lately. :)

As for my process to go from idea >>>>>>> complete graphic novel, usually it goes idea > outline > thumbnails/script > revised script (submitted to editor) > pencils > inks > colours (if book is coloured). This is important: everything pre-production (before I start penciling the comic), character/location design, script, thumbnails is done BEFORE I start making the final comic. It helps with the consistency of the book, and it means you’re not making stuff up on the fly.

However ………………. sometimes I make it up on the fly. ;) For a project like The Nameless City, there are so many many background characters and locations that if I’d sat down & tried to design it all before-hand, I’d be designing until 2050. So what I do ahead of time is decide on the look and style of the world, and then quickly make up characters that fit within that setting when I need to do a crowd scene. I’m only one person, not an animation studio, so, y'know, I can’t work like an animation studio. ;) 

As for writing a graphic novel out scene by scene, I usually just straight ahead do the script and thumbnails, and add or subtract scenes as needed. It’s a very messy process. 

Disclaimer: This is my process for making comics that will be published, but when I’m making stuff for the web or stuff I’m not being paid to do, I tend to be a lot looser, because loose is fun. I did webcomics for years before I became a professional cartoonist, and I never really did any kind of pre-production or scripting ahead of time. Working that way didn’t do those comics any favours (they are pretty rough!), but making comics was something I did for fun and scripting/thumbnailing/designing ahead of time seemed too much like work. 

I actually really hate thumbnailing, because I think it’s boring. It’s the work you have to put in before you get to the fun part of actually drawing the comic page. I’d skip this part if I could, but it’s necessary, I think.

i give up, i’ll do the thing, reblog this post (or hmu) if you post any of the following AND have a tagging system

  • marvel comics
  • tmfu
  • graphics from mcu/marvel comics/tmfu (as in you make your own)
  • poetry
  • fanart
  • stucky (sfw/nsfw, writing, edits, graphics, whatever)
  • other! marvel! characters! (i love my boys but when my dash is 98% steve and bucky it gets kinda dull) (nb: i’m not a fan personally of xmen tho)
  • positivity (esp re: sharon carter)
  • ladies of marvel (pls i need more)
  • probably the martian too bc my copy will be here in the next week and i guarantee i will be mars trash by the time i finish it
  • seriously
  • why is my dash so slow
  • pls help

(mutuals if you could sb this so ppl find it that would be ace)

edit: i’ll look through the notes after my lab :o

edit the second: following me isn’t necessary bt is always appreciated

edit the third bc i’m unorganised af today: put in the tags which one/s you blog abt pls!

dotgotit-blog  asked:

Hi Brian. Big fan for years. Does it bother you to get asked so many questions about writing? I mean young basketball players don't constantly write the pros and ask them how to play basketball and up and coming guitarists don't constantly ask their idols how to play guitar.

Oh dear God no, I absolutely love it. it’s my favorite thing.

 first of all people do ask other people in other fields questions about those other fields. but comics have a lot more community between those who are quote unquote professionals and those who are trying to be than other field.

that’s why I answer them,  plus when you see my Ted talk you will find why I think it’s our obligation to share what we know with those who want to know

 that’s why I put the book together

http://www.amazon.com/Words-Pictures-Business-Writing-Graphic/dp/0770434355

 that’s why I have the other tumbler

http://bendiswordsforpictures.tumblr.com

anonymous asked:

Hey, do you think you could possibly do a post informing people about glaucoma in shibas? It's much more common in them than most other dogs, and it's extremely painful for them as it ruins their eyes. I've heard that there are a few signs that show up early that can help people save their dog's eyes before it's too late, though. However, if you don't have time or don't want to post something that heavy/depressing/graphic on a blog that's mostly just for happy, cute images, I totally understand.

This isn’t an issue I was really aware of (I’ve only ever owned mutts and none of them had any shiba lineage) but I’ve done a bit of research so I’ll see what I can do.

Glaucoma is a build up on pressure in one or both eyes.  It is painful will result in vision loss if not detected early.

In shibas, glaucoma usually presents itself around 5-6 years old.  At least one study reports that one in three shibas will get it in their lifetime.  Some symptoms are hiding in dark areas, scratching at eyes, runny eyes, swollen eyes, cloudy eyes, red eyelids, and dilated pupils.  It’s possible that your dog can be in the early stages of glaucoma without showing any of these symptoms so around the age of 4 you should start asking your vet to test for pressure in the eyes – especially if you know that the dogs parents or siblings have had this condition.

If caught early, glaucoma can be monitored and treated with medicine with no vision loss.  Testing and medication are both relatively cheap, and if you have pet health insurance before diagnosis it will often cover the costs.  Even if it is too late to late to save one eye, fast action can prevent from losing the other one.

Blindness in any breed of dog is not a death sentence, but it can be painful and confusing as the dog has no way of understanding what is happening to them.  It is your responsibility as a pet owner to do your best for your pet’s well-being.

Sources: 1 2 3

I don’t even have words to express my anger and frustration at tumblr for these changes. Literally my entire blog consists only of original posts of mine, I’ve made every graphic/gif on my blog and now everything looks like total crap because of the dimension changes. And I have no idea what to do because I want to post so I want to make new things but I neither want to give in and make the new sizes (which don’t seem to work anyway) nor do I want to waste my time making more things of the old sizes which are just going to get warped and blown up.

Plus Colin’s Bello photoshoot (which I’ve been waiting for forever) should be coming out soon and I want to edit it when it does but I don’t know what sizes to use or anything and just i’M SO FRUSTATED. LIKE WHAT DO WE DO WHEN THE NEW OUAT EP COMES OUT? OLD SIZES? NEW SIZES? NO GIFS? LKSDFJSLKFJSLKJFS

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering what I could do to support Agent Carter. I can't make good fan art or write fanfiction! I can't watch the show live because I live in Australia nor can I watch it on the abc website! I really want to help out but I don't what to do! I don't have twitter so I can't tweet about it :( I only have Tumblr and Instagram! Is there anything I can do??

Well, the first solution is social media. Social media, social media, social media. I can’t even tell you how ridiculous Nielsen is about social media these days. Hashtags and trending topics are everything. 

Nielsen now correlates twitter with television ratings. This means there is a new social TV rating. twitter is highly monitored for information about whether a TV show is doing well or not. so the first solution - for those outside of the US AND inside? join twitter. tweet. I don’t care if you only use your twitter to tweet and retweet about Agent Carter. That’s all that matters. Tweet twenty times a day, tweet marvelentertainment and tweet agentcarterabc to let them know you love them, and that you want their tv show in your country. Retweet Hayley Atwell a million times. Tweet, tweet, tweet until they get annoyed and kick you off the site (I’m kidding, that doesn’t happen). Join Twitter here now. Then immediately go follow Marvel, Hayley, and Agent Carter. I post about Agent Carter sometimes at my twitter, @natashapeggy

In addition, use the Tumblr machine. Promote Agent Carter on this website. Reblog any and every Agent Carter post you can find. If you can’t make fan art or fic, make graphics. If you can’t do that, write posts about it. Follow all the blogs that post Agent Carter. Tweet about them. TWEET. I cannot emphasize that enough. The journalism and entertainment industry is OBSESSED WITH TWITTER. TWITTER IS THEIR BABY.

And, of course, when you can - WATCH THE SHOW. 

So, You're Thinking About Joining Tumblr (a work in progress)
  • 1: You must have a tagged/me, tagged/gpoy, tagged/my+face, etc. even if you don't leave a link on your page or as part of your theme.
  • 2: If you send anonymous hate then you honestly are not even mature enough for Tumblr, which is really, *really* saying something.
  • 3: If you send anonymous uplifting, supportive, or mildly flirty messages, you are the salt of the earth.
  • 3: If you post something that you yourself did not actually create, source that shit. Do it. No excuses.
  • 4: It's your own blog, post whatever you damn well please. People don't have to look at it. Don't be afraid to block people. Be as private or open as you're comfortable with. Your tumblr is your place, not anybody else's.
  • 5: Don't out or dox ANYONE. EVER. FOR ANY REASON. DO NOT DO THAT. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? NO! BAD!
  • 6: If someone sends you nudes, it is understood that you aren't supposed to share them with anyone (let alone everyone) unless you're given explicit permission. (Also, exercise caution when you send nudes.) Depending on where you live, it's actually a crime for you to disseminate nude or partially nude pictures of women without their permission. (I don't know if the same is true for nude/partially nude protections for men, but I know for a fact that
  • 7: Don't believe everything you read, even if it's presented with pretty pictures and fancy graphics. It's easy to lie with statistics (like, crazy easy). Please exercise caution and discernment, within reason. Check sources to see if they're fishy before you believe claims that set off your BS alarm.
  • 8: Sometimes it's okay if you offend someone, because they're basically just a bundle of nerve endings instead of a reasonable person, and almost no matter what you do it'll be offensive to them. That being said, never go out of your way to harass or offend someone. Come on. Be the better person. Ignore them if they're just egging you on.
  • 9: Being racist is never okay. It really isn't. It has never been okay, despite social norms through the ages. Discriminating against people and harassing them due to immutable facts of their biology (the color of their skin, their gender, their sexuality, disabilities or proclivities, etc.), where they were born, or their deeply held spiritual/religious beliefs is not just uncool, it's wrong. Reevaluate your life and your worldview if you think it's okay to do those things.
  • 10: Beware nightblogging. Do not fall into that trap. It is a slippery slope. This site is wonderful and beautiful and terrifying and terrible, but it is not worth losing a wink of sleep over. Nightblogging doesn't just hurt you, it hurts those who love you.
  • 11: Sexuality is a fluid and confusing thing for most people. (Like, a majority, not just a plurality.) If you don't think so, you're probably new to this site. You will name your blog and follow your first blog and think you're the straightest guy or gal that ever was or will be. A few months of scrolling through hot people of all sexes and genders later, someone will ask you what your sexuality is, and you'll be like "??????" You like what you like, that's cool. Don't feel ashamed for not falling perfectly into some silly, rigidly defined Sexuality, and certainly don't let it define you. You're gay? Cool! You're straight? Good for you! You're bisexual? You're not confused or greedy, everyone else just fears what they cannot understand! You're pansexual? My god, he's having sex with our pans! You're asexual? Awesome, I respect that about you! (The "A" in LGBTQA+ doesn't stand for "Allies", ya dingus.) You don't know what your sexuality is called? Doesn't matter. It's yours. It changes and evolves and morphs and probably involves more kinks than you'll admit to having or even know you have yet. (Yet.)
  • 12: LGBTQA+ is kind of long and cumbersome and seems like a mouthful at first, but it's better for everyone if you spend 5-10 minutes familiarizing yourself with it and coming to accept it. (Didn't make a dick joke here, but I definitely thought about it.)
  • 13: Sex gifs are going to happen to you. They are going to happen to you in the safety of your own room in the dark in the middle of the night, and they are going to happen to you in broad daylight out in public. "Puppies to porn in seconds" is not a joke, it's a fact of life on this site. That's not necessarily bad, it's just something you should keep in mind if you're going to scroll through your dash in your place of worship or on the bus or in the middle of a family reunion, etc.
  • 14: Superwholock is a thing. Consider yourself warned. Steel yourself. No one is safe.
  • 15: The memes. Oh God, the memes.
  • 16: Subcultures are cool. Or scary. Instead of bashing a subculture for no reason, why not spend that time doing something constructive (like your homework) or invest it in a subculture that you do enjoy.
  • 17: Don't ask me what Homestuck is, I have literally no idea.
  • 18: For you to understand that referential all humor is, I need. I need this because of reasons.
  • 19: Don't be afraid to make friends on Tumblr. Yes, they can be real friends, who you will love and cherish. You will develop inside jokes with them, you will take truly, horrifyingly ugly selfies and share them with each other. You will cry on each other's shoulders (probably over a beloved fictional character experiencing difficulties, but also because of life and how much it sucks sometimes). Maybe you'll skype with them. Maybe you'll get drunk and maybe send them some texts that you shouldn't have. Or pictures. Or videos. Or large sums of cash. But you're real friends and you'll laugh it off (maybe in a forced, awkward sort of way, but you'll still laugh it off). Unfortunately, they probably live 1,000 miles away. And you'll both get busy and maybe not talk with each other as much anymore and fall out of touch for a little. That's okay. Everything's going to be okay, buddy. Drop them a message in their ask box, even if it's 4AM and you just remembered how much you love your stupid perfect useless beautiful derpy tumblr friend, and say hi. The beauty of the internet is that people can get in touch anywhere, any time (even if you have to wait for their time to be right for them). And maybe they ignore your message, or it's lost in the shuffle and they never see it. You'll lose friends too, and that's hard (like, really fucking hard), but learning how best to cope with that is extremely important for living a successful life. You can take something away from any experience. You'll be okay.
  • 20: There's plenty more, but I can't think of anything at the moment.