can you tell i really like this texture

(English Script) Mafumafu’s new “Slime-Making” video


Mafumafu posted a new live-action “cooking” video so I translated the whole script! Again, I can’t add subs to his channel because he doesn’t have community contributions enabled, so you’ll have to read it in text form, sorry ;; I tried to break the lines up by “scene” in my usual script format, but Mafu is the only “speaker” in this video, so I apologize if it’s hard to follow or anything. You can watch the original video through the link above. Enjoy!

(Btw no, he never said who was filming this whole thing, if you were wondering~ Also if you catch any references or anything that I may have missed since I don’t play Dragon Quest, please let me know! )

Please do not reprint these translations without permission or use them to upload subbed versions of the video to any site.

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CURLY HAIR MASTERPOST

I’m starting this list because as a born and bred Curly Top, I know first hand what a struggle it can be to figure out how to manage/become comfortable with your hair (and do so on a budget). So, please feel free to add, reblog, and share with the curly heads you love (Please don’t delete the source.) 

1- Kiss sulfates goodbye.

I didn’t even know sulfates were a thing until it was brought to my attention. Basically, they are chemicals inside many of the shampoos and hair products that you know and love, ie; Aussie, Suave, Garnier, etc. 

A couple of the biggest problem-causing sulfates are called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, they promote bacteria, reduce proteins, and basically leave your hair covered in a thick layer of wax that sucks all of the natural oils out of your hair. I have been sulfate free for about a year now, and anytime I am forced to use a shampoo with sulfates in it, I can immediately tell the difference in the texture of my hair. As someone who will never spend a dime over the necessary price for beauty products, I’ve compiled a small list of my favorite Sulfate free or low sulfate products that you can find just about anywhere and that will not break the bank:

  • -L’Oreal Paris EverCurl
    This was the first product I tried after making the switch and I love it. It averages about $10 at places like Walmart and it lasts a while. They have a bunch of different options in this line like gel, style milk, etc. It’s cheap and it smells REALLY GOOD!
  • -Shea Moisture
    My favorite is their Coconut Hibiscus line, where they also offer several different types of products. This is probably my favorite out of everything that I’ve used (I’m partial to the Curl and Style Milk and the Hold and Shine Moisture Mist.) They also have a wonderful set of Shampoo and Conditioner, each product also averaging about $10.
  • -Miss Jessie’s
    This one is a little more expensive, each bottle averaging around $22, but it’s definitely worth the money. I love the Pillow Soft Curls product, but right now I’m working my way through a bottle of Multi Cultural Curls and it’s great, though not my favorite. 
  • -Suave Professionals
    Now, I know that I mentioned Suave earlier in the ‘bad list’, however, they have a line of Keratin Infused shampoos that are really low in sulfates AND in price! I usually never buy the shampoos and conditioners from the lines listed above, because it’s a lot of money for a little bit of product, and, let’s face it, in a Curly Haired’s world, there’s no such thing as ‘Family Size’! I can usually hit up Walmart or CVS and get a giant bottle of both this shampoo and conditioner and pay around $9 TOTAL! THAT, my friends, is a deal!

2- Find a good oil.

I’m partial to a salon quality Argan oil, but you can use whatever suits you best depending on your type of curl. You’re probably going to pay a little more for the oil than you would some of your other products, but at a couple of pumps a few times a week, one bottle can last months. 

3- Develop a solid after-shower routine.

This was a hard one for me to figure out, but once I got the hang of it, what used to be an hour long process now only takes about 15 minutes. Each routine will vary from person to person depending on your curls/resources/etc., but here is mine:

  • -First of all, I never wash out all of my conditioner. I don’t walk out of the shower with my hair still sudsy, but I leave just enough in that it makes the next 15-20 minutes a smoother process. 
  • -I start by squeezing all of the excess water out of my hair, (honestly, I’ve learned that my life post-shower is so much easier if I just stand on a towel) making sure that it’s still pretty damp, but not dripping down your shoulders. It’s a fine line. 
  • -Then, I rub a little bit of whatever curl milk I’m planning on using later into my hair (I only just learned this about a month ago and it has SAVED MY LIFE!) this seriously makes the whole brushing your hair out thing eight billion times easier. I know that people say you’re not supposed to brush your hair when it’s wet, but most of those people have board-straight hair and no actual valid opinions. You can brush curly hair when wet, or not at all. There is no in-between. 
  • -Brush it out. I start from the ends and work your way up to avoid as much breakage as possible.
  • -Now I add my oil. A few pumps of Argan into my palm, and I make sure to rub it all over my hands so no matter how I touch my hair, the oil is making contact. Try to avoid the roots, just because you have your own natural oils living there and they get kind of angry (greasy) when you invite other people in. I’ve found the easiest method in doing this is to start at the highest point you plan on putting the oil, and then twisting your hair into sort of a faux-pony tail, it spreads evenly and you don’t have to worry about your hair tangling again.
  • -Flip and scrunch! Put however much curl milk you feel necessary into your palms, flip your hair and get to work! I like to start in my biggest problem area, which is the base of my neck. I put a little more product there than I do anywhere else because it dries out so quickly. Once I’m done, I flip my hair back and scrunch up the curls on the crown of my head a little more, just because I have an issue getting a lot of volume up there.

4- Satin pillow cases are expensive.

It’s true. I know everyone says that the way to keep moisture locked into your hair is to sleep on satin pillow cases, but they’re expensive and my head slides around. No bueno. So, I’ve found a loophole! The messy bun! It’s a life saver, really. I usually wash my hair before bed, so when I’m done putting the products in, I flip my hair over again, collect it all into a bun at the very top of my head and tie it off (I use scrunchies. They don’t leave those annoying hair-tie lines in your hair). Make sure you’re not tying it too tight though, or else it could ruin the curls and you’ll wake up with a frizzy head. This locks in the moisture and protects your curls from those pesky cotton pillow cases.

5- Stop hurting your hair!!

It’s okay. We’ve all done it. Spent hours in the bathroom with a fan and a flat iron trying to look like Megan Fox. (and proceeded to sweat out all of that hard work in a matter of hours). Stop it. Throw out the flat iron, the curling rod you use after the flat iron to get those pretty beach waves, and the hair dryer- YES! I said the hair dryer. Even with a diffuser, you’re causing unnecessary damage to those beautiful curls of yours! Be nice to your hair!

6- Vitamins.

Biotin. I’m not kidding. It keeps your hair long, curly and most of all- Healthy! It’s cheap at any Walmart or drug store and as a bonus, it helps out your hair and skin too!


That’s all I’ve got for now. If I think of some others, I’ll come back and add them, but if you have any opinions or tips that I didn’t mention here, PLEASE add them! Let’s have a discussion, learn and GROW together! (See what I did there?)

anonymous asked:

May i ask about your brush settings? I really love the last hunk you drew even tho it was like sketchy lines i liked the look of them

these are my sketch brushes :) i rarely use the pencil one but its nice to have!!

this is my lineart brush!! AS YOU ALL CAN TELL THIS IS RARELY USED LMAO IDK WHAT LINEART IS HA

this is my brush from colouring and shading!!!

i use this to make all of my skies!! it’s really pretty with overlay layers over it!!

this is the brush i use to add texture/freckles to my art!!

rob appreciation post: design

some people love rob because of his personality. some say because they feel bad for all crap he endured through the show. some say because they’re glad the show have an antagonist

but you know why i love rob?

his post-void design

never in my life i saw a character as disfigured as rob does, and i give the TAWoG team a huge kudos for that

so let’s start off with his general design. before his disfiguration, rob was just a tall blue cyclops with a rather basic design. but post-disfiguration? he had changed a LOT. the thing that i like from his design is that he is completely isymmetrical, not even the hands and the legs are the same model!

let’s start off with his head. dude has a head of a misaglined hexagon (or an octagon?), and the design is, let’s just say really complicated, fanartists (me included) have difficulties drawing his head properly! his hair is separated into two hexagons and it’s disembodied from the head, but you can still tell that he has hair despite all that.

now into his body. i can assume that his clothes merged with his body when being disfigured, so there’s no sign of rob’s actual body there. like his head, it is isymmetrical and really complicated, and i love the detailing on it like a hole on his chest, his used-to-be backpack or the stripes on his used-to-be shorts (i think it’s a part of his hip now).

and speaking of details, can we just appreciate the details rob has, like the low-polygon textures on his right hand and foot, or his now-detailed left hand, which is apparently the only ‘organic’ bodypart rob have after his disfiguration, pink patches on his left leg, or his left foot which is now reduced into wireframes? the TAWoG team put a really good effort on those.

and let’s not forget his static patches. they’re really well animated, and still manages to look smooth even when rob moves. now that’s fine art right there.

to top it off, i really appreciate the effort TAWoG team put through to animate rob. when you think animating a 3D character is difficult, try animating rob while making his model glitch or spazz out every few frames AND animate his static patches. now that’s pure dedication right there.

long story short, rob’s post-void design is SPOT ON, and i love it.

i know there are a few people who don’t like rob, but i respect their opinion and as long as they don’t act like an asshole to everyone who likes rob, i’ll give ‘em a pass.

Chopped - Bruce Wayne x Reader

I was matched with Bats over at @double-trouble-dc! Here’s some domestic fluff with Bruce trying (and failing) to cook a nice meal.

from @nightwingdiva

Words: 1220


You drum your fingers on the steering wheel of your car trying to figure out what to do. Dick had just called to give you a warning.

Bruce is cooking you a Valentine’s dinner.

He’s tried this twice before. Both times ended with severely inedible dinners. You understand why he’s trying to cook dinner. He takes you out to nice restaurants on a regular basis, and when you eat at the Manor, it’s Alfred who’s doing the cooking. So he’s just trying to make this Valentine’s Day special.

Even though he shouldn’t.

You groan internally as you decide last minute to stop by your favorite Chinese place.

You’re going to need it later.

As soon as you get home, you stash the emergency takeout in the spare fridge. You’re trying to give Bruce the benefit of the doubt; maybe he learned how to cook… something. But you’re not taking any chances on that. Still, there’s no need for Bruce to know that you have your doubts.

When you get close enough to the kitchen, you immediately smell it.

You don’t know what he’s trying to cook, but you can tell it’s not going well. Whatever he’s trying to cook smells painfully burnt.

“Y/N!” Bruce looks up at you when he notices you’re standing in the kitchen entrance. He’s standing next to the stove with a wooden spoon in a pot. Immediately he abandons his post and walks over to you, sweeping you up in a strong embrace and planting a sudden kiss on your lips. “How was your day, my love?” he says once he pulls away, though his arms are still wrapped around your waist.

“It was nice. But,” you gesture to the mess of a kitchen in front of you. Dick might have warned you about this evening, but that doesn’t mean Bruce isn’t trying to surprise you. “What is all of this?”

“I thought I’d try to cook you dinner,” he says, pressing his forehead against yours. “I thought it’d be a nice surprise.”

“Well, I’m definitely surprised,” you chuckle, though whether it’s a nervous laugh or a genuine one you can’t tell. “But, hon, I think the pot is boiling over.”

Immediately Bruce turns around and runs back to the pot. He grabs two oven mitts and lifts it off the eye until the bubbles stop popping over the edge. He turns the knob controlling the heat after he sets the pot back down.

Then the oven starts beeping.

Bruce opens the door and a cloud of smoke fills the entire kitchen as he pulls out a pan of what you assume was once bread.

“Bruce, do you need any help?”

“No!” he responds defensively. He’s waving smoke out of his face as he sets the pan on top of the stove to cool. “I’ve got everything under control! I’ll let you know when dinner is ready.”

You hesitate for a moment before responding. “Okay. I’ll be in the living room if you need me.”

You walk away from the kitchen in the hopes that it will still be there by the time the night is over.

For the next thirty minutes, you listen to Bruce fumble around in the kitchen. At one point a loud crash almost sends you running in to check on him, but you catch yourself when you hear him swearing at the guilty saucepan that caused a metal avalanche. By some miracle, the smoke detector never goes off.

Then everything is quiet.

Part of you wonders if your husband has been killed by a burnt piece of toast or an angry spatula. However, your fears are dismissed when strong arms wrap around your shoulders from behind the couch.

“Dinner is ready,” Bruce says in your ear, and, even though you’re almost certain you’re going to need your emergency takeout, you can’t help but love him even more than before for trying to make tonight special. You stand up and he offers his arm to you.

“What are we having?” you ask with a smile as you take his arm.

“Braised beef and tortellini with garlic bread,” Bruce looks so proud of himself and it warms your heart. He leads you into the dining room where the table is set for two, with a beautiful bouquet of roses in the center with candles around them. The food is plated beautifully, and it at least looks good. Except for slightly burnt toast.

Maybe it’ll be a nice dinner after all.

Bruce offers you a chair before sitting across from you.

“Thank you for dinner, Bruce,” you say, and you really do mean it. It doesn’t look like it will be that bad after all. “It looks wonderful, and it’s so sweet of you to do something this special.”

“I hope you like it, Y/N. I know I’ve not been that successful in the past, but I really tried this time.”

“I can tell. It looks like your hard work is paying off,” you say as you get a forkful of food. You place it in your mouth with the mindset that it’s as good as it looks.

You are terribly wrong.

The steak is dry and the pasta tastes like rubber. The textures are so conflicting that you have a hard time swallowing it. You look up to see Bruce forcing his own mouthful of food down as well. He cringes and stabs another piece of pasta with his fork, determined to eat his creation.

“Bruce, honey,” you put down your fork and Bruce looks up at you. It’s time to have this conversation. “I love you a lot, but please stop trying to cook for me. This is the third time you’ve tried and the third time you’ve failed. I’m sorry, but three strikes and you’re out. At this point I’m starting to wonder if you’re trying to actually kill me with your food.”

Bruce stares at his plate for a few seconds after you finish talking. He nods slowly before looking back up at you. “Yeah. That’s fair.”

“Don’t get me wrong, though! I love that you went through all this trouble. It makes me love you even more, if that’s even possible,” you reach across the table to take his hand. “But it’s time to turn in the spoon and apron.”

“Alright,” he leans across the table and kisses you on the nose. “No more cooking from me. I just hate that our Valentine’s date is ruined now.”

“Not entirely,” you say and avert your eyes. “A little bird may have told me that you would be cooking tonight.”

“Dick,” Bruce deadpans. In that moment he looks like a truly exhausted parent. You decide not to ask what kind of conversation he’d had with Dick.

“Yes, and I picked up some Chinese on my way in. I say we cuddle and eat egg rolls with a movie. All I need to make my Valentine’s Day memorable is you by my side.”

“That sounds wonderful,” Bruce stands up and walks around the table to pull you close to him. “I especially like the cuddling part.”

“I do, too,” you say and run your fingers through his hair. You stare into his blue eyes for a moment before speaking again. “I love you, Bruce.”

“And I love you, Y/N. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Chopped - Bruce Wayne x Reader

I forgot this was a thing I wrote for the DC Valentine’s exchange in February until like two days ago. So I figured I’d post it here lol

So here’s some domestic fluff with Bruce trying (and failing) to cook a nice meal.

Words: 1220


You drum your fingers on the steering wheel of your car trying to figure out what to do. Dick had just called to give you a warning.

Bruce is cooking you a Valentine’s dinner.

He’s tried this twice before. Both times ended with severely inedible dinners. You understand why he’s trying to cook dinner. He takes you out to nice restaurants on a regular basis, and when you eat at the Manor, it’s Alfred who’s doing the cooking. So he’s just trying to make this Valentine’s Day special.

Even though he shouldn’t.

You groan internally as you decide last minute to stop by your favorite Chinese place.

You’re going to need it later.

As soon as you get home, you stash the emergency takeout in the spare fridge. You’re trying to give Bruce the benefit of the doubt; maybe he learned how to cook… something. But you’re not taking any chances on that. Still, there’s no need for Bruce to know that you have your doubts.

When you get close enough to the kitchen, you immediately smell it.

You don’t know what he’s trying to cook, but you can tell it’s not going well. Whatever he’s trying to cook smells painfully burnt.

“Y/N!” Bruce looks up at you when he notices you’re standing in the kitchen entrance. He’s standing next to the stove with a wooden spoon in a pot. Immediately he abandons his post and walks over to you, sweeping you up in a strong embrace and planting a sudden kiss on your lips. “How was your day, my love?” he says once he pulls away, though his arms are still wrapped around your waist.

“It was nice. But,” you gesture to the mess of a kitchen in front of you. Dick might have warned you about this evening, but that doesn’t mean Bruce isn’t trying to surprise you. “What is all of this?”

“I thought I’d try to cook you dinner,” he says, pressing his forehead against yours. “I thought it’d be a nice surprise.”

“Well, I’m definitely surprised,” you chuckle, though whether it’s a nervous laugh or a genuine one you can’t tell. “But, hon, I think the pot is boiling over.”

Immediately Bruce turns around and runs back to the pot. He grabs two oven mitts and lifts it off the eye until the bubbles stop popping over the edge. He turns the knob controlling the heat after he sets the pot back down.

Then the oven starts beeping.

Bruce opens the door and a cloud of smoke fills the entire kitchen as he pulls out a pan of what you assume was once bread.

“Bruce, do you need any help?”

“No!” he responds defensively. He’s waving smoke out of his face as he sets the pan on top of the stove to cool. “I’ve got everything under control! I’ll let you know when dinner is ready.”

You hesitate for a moment before responding. “Okay. I’ll be in the living room if you need me.”

You walk away from the kitchen in the hopes that it will still be there by the time the night is over.

For the next thirty minutes, you listen to Bruce fumble around in the kitchen. At one point a loud crash almost sends you running in to check on him, but you catch yourself when you hear him swearing at the guilty saucepan that caused a metal avalanche. By some miracle, the smoke detector never goes off.

Then everything is quiet.

Part of you wonders if your husband has been killed by a burnt piece of toast or an angry spatula. However, your fears are dismissed when strong arms wrap around your shoulders from behind the couch.

“Dinner is ready,” Bruce says in your ear, and, even though you’re almost certain you’re going to need your emergency takeout, you can’t help but love him even more than before for trying to make tonight special. You stand up and he offers his arm to you.

“What are we having?” you ask with a smile as you take his arm.

“Braised beef and tortellini with garlic bread,” Bruce looks so proud of himself and it warms your heart. He leads you into the dining room where the table is set for two, with a beautiful bouquet of roses in the center with candles around them. The food is plated beautifully, and it at least looks good. Except for slightly burnt toast.

Maybe it’ll be a nice dinner after all.

Bruce offers you a chair before sitting across from you.

“Thank you for dinner, Bruce,” you say, and you really do mean it. It doesn’t look like it will be that bad after all. “It looks wonderful, and it’s so sweet of you to do something this special.”

“I hope you like it, Y/N. I know I’ve not been that successful in the past, but I really tried this time.”

“I can tell. It looks like your hard work is paying off,” you say as you get a forkful of food. You place it in your mouth with the mindset that it’s as good as it looks.

You are terribly wrong.

The steak is dry and the pasta tastes like rubber. The textures are so conflicting that you have a hard time swallowing it. You look up to see Bruce forcing his own mouthful of food down as well. He cringes and stabs another piece of pasta with his fork, determined to eat his creation.

“Bruce, honey,” you put down your fork and Bruce looks up at you. It’s time to have this conversation. “I love you a lot, but please stop trying to cook for me. This is the third time you’ve tried and the third time you’ve failed. I’m sorry, but three strikes and you’re out. At this point I’m starting to wonder if you’re trying to actually kill me with your food.”

Bruce stares at his plate for a few seconds after you finish talking. He nods slowly before looking back up at you. “Yeah. That’s fair.”

“Don’t get me wrong, though! I love that you went through all this trouble. It makes me love you even more, if that’s even possible,” you reach across the table to take his hand. “But it’s time to turn in the spoon and apron.”

“Alright,” he leans across the table and kisses you on the nose. “No more cooking from me. I just hate that our Valentine’s date is ruined now.”

“Not entirely,” you say and avert your eyes. “A little bird may have told me that you would be cooking tonight.”

“Dick,” Bruce deadpans. In that moment he looks like a truly exhausted parent. You decide not to ask what kind of conversation he’d had with Dick.

“Yes, and I picked up some Chinese on my way in. I say we cuddle and eat egg rolls with a movie. All I need to make my Valentine’s Day memorable is you by my side.”

“That sounds wonderful,” Bruce stands up and walks around the table to pull you close to him. “I especially like the cuddling part.”

“I do, too,” you say and run your fingers through his hair. You stare into his blue eyes for a moment before speaking again. “I love you, Bruce.”

“And I love you, Y/N. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

I love this because undoubtedly legend MC was a prime ‘vocalist’ in the 90s but u could equally and convincingly make the argument that she’s a better.. singer in the 2000s. take a song from the early 90s interpreted in the 00s - theres so much more color texture & naturalism to her voice over methodical polished pop pitch perfectionism

e.g. the way she used to whistle versus how she used whistles later on. Before it was sort of a showboat kind of frill - I mean really impressive but also - like… why? Part of it was I think like, someone might ask “Why would we want you if we already have Whitney and Celine” & her response would be “look what I can do.” so it came off as excessive and tacked on. hence why at the end of this video she says they used to tell her just leave the last high notes off, because back then it was superfluous. And then compare it to like here or here where its less an ornament and more convincingly an emotive or dramatic tool, sounding like a cry or a desperate plea almost. It reminds me more of how Lisa Fischer incorporated high notes/quasi-whistling

& back in the day she could open her mouth & it’d be beautiful but afterward she had to really know every inch of her voice. by the mid 00s it could sound incredibly thin and damaged but at the same time I have zero reservations saying a song like “fly like a bird” is a 10x better vocal & emotional performance than many of her vocally perfect songs from the 90s

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips on doing palette swaps? I can never get the colour to the right shade when I try.

Nas here! I don’t know what program you use for editing, but I use Paint Tool Sai since it’s free (I think?) and relatively simple, and I can give you a basic breakdown of my process:

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Every Setting with Wooden Paneling

Ever since this picture came from the teaser trailer, that shows Eleven crying up against a wooden wall, everyone has been looking at the paneling and trying to figure out where she may be. Well I’ve gone through all of season one and took screenshots from every spot with wooden paneling so we can compare. 

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I’m really sorry that this is not a submission but Admin Skitty once said that she has synesthesia, as in she sees music and voices in color. I got very curious and excited when she said that she was going to tell us what the Diaboys’ voices colors were. If you don’t mind, can you make a post like that? :)


Admin Mawile: I’m the one with synesthetisia, friend! And I don’t see colors for all of them:

Reiji: Dark, slightly pinkish red that tastes like berry syrup. 

Laito: Rose pink, a bit sticky, and textured like a flower petal. 

Ruki: Light grey and billowing. Textured like thick, slightly gritty smoke. 

Kou: A rather boring straw yellow. 

Yuuma: Bright, electric teal. Moves in bolts and zig-zags. 

Carla: Dark, midnight blue just a couple shades short of black. Very smooth. 

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A super fast breakdown of how I’ve been painting (with blue haired Teru, bc why not) because I’ve had a lot of people tell me they like how I’ve been coloring (thank you!!!!!) and a bunch mentioned they’d like to be able to color like this too, and honestly it’s not hard nor complicated at all, so here! This is how I’ve been doing it 👍

Getting A Vulcan Drunk

This is my first submission for @sdavid09’s “what if” challenge 

“What if Jim took on the challenge of getting Spock drunk?”

Word Count: 1036

Not my GIF


Shore leave was really just an excuse for Jim to get drunk as far as you could tell. Not that he was the only one most of the ship participated, he was just the most vocal about it. He, Scotty and Chekov would try to out drink each other, Bones occasionally joining. They would inevitably try to coax others into their shenanigans; you’d participated a few times, but it really wasn’t your scene. When you did go along with your crewmates, you’d end up trying to take care of the more inebriated of them more often than not which, while funny, could be very frustrating at times. You’d usually volunteer to stay on the ship when it was docked. Commander Spock was the only other crew member who seemed altogether uninterested in drinking, so he was your frequent companion on shore leave.

Now, your mates had seen you drink before, had on very rare occasions seen you drink too much, so while they teased you, they didn’t tease you nearly as much as they did Spock. It seemed several of the crew had made it their goal to get the Vulcan drunk.

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Niela 1.3

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/79441/?

If someone could download this and check, in Nifskope, that the femalebody_0/1.nif BSShaderTextureSet paths are correct I would really appreciate it. They should be \textures\actors\character\niela\whatever.dds.

It’s a long story. I’m either losing my marbles or Nexus is fucking with me and I can’t figure out which, but I’d really appreciate a second opinion.

also ask 500 of your friends to check, too. y’know, just in case ;)

saejima-raiga  asked:

Hi! I'm planning on cosplaying Biku from the Garo series, but the thing that's giving me the most issue is her top. I'm not sure how to get the high stiff collar effect with such a light, flimsy fabric. I'm planning on making the armour corset out of either craft foam or papier mache, but I'm unsure of whether i should build the armour and shirt as all one piece or two separate pieces. Any advice would be really splendid!

Hello there!

It looks like the collar is made of a different material than the chiffon of the sleeves and the rest. At the very least, the collar is opaque – I can’t tell if it is entirely covered in feathers, or if there’s a textured opaque fabric, but either way, you can hide your structure inside of there. Use a black interfacing and a sturdier material (any sort of mid weight opaque woven material should do) for the structure, and add the feathers to that. Sew this to the chiffon top, or make it a separate piece that is worn over it. You can hide buttons or hooks along the center back seam to get it on and off.

I would build the armor and shirt as separate just so that you can take the armor off to wash the top. The corset itself appears to be a fairly normal corset made out of a gator or snakeskin embossed leather or faux leather, not one that is particularly armored, though the chest piece appears to be armor. For this, I would use something that you can get smooth and can get a realistic breast look on. A thermoplastic may work, or paper mache if you wanted to go lighter weight with it and could smooth it out. If you wanted to purchase and modify a piece, a plastic form for displaying T-shirts might be a good base, or you can purchase gag breasts at a costume shop and paint them bronze and add the pleated detailing with another material (stiffened fabric, thin EVA foam, and cardstock all come to mind, as it has fairly sharp pleats).

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you please tell me how you recolor stuff? I mean, I know how to do it, but when I set "mutliply" mode, the textures look like they're really blurry. I understand if you don't want to share your secret, but I'd be so grateful for any tips :( Thank you in advance :)

Hi dear nonny! ♡ I can try my best to help you but I’ve never experienced the textures looking blurry. However, I don’t use the multiply mode to recolour but instead layers of soft light! You can see an example of how I recolour in Photoshop in this .psd!

Anyway, I’ve recently moved over to recolouring most things in paint.net (thanks to @purrsephonesims for teaching her method lmao). There should be plenty of tutorials on YouTube, though, so hopefully this helps you a bit! :^) 

anonymous asked:

do you have advice for the kind of person who is never happy with their mods folder and tends to start over about once every month. i can never find stuff i am 100% happy with and mixing stuff (like textures, skinsets, and eyesets) drives me nuts. you seem like you have consistency going on, so please tell me your ways.

This has been in my inbox forever I am so sorry D:

 As someone who is never really happy either, uhm not really, no? I’m currently building a mini CC folder because I am so tired of having to wait for my game to load ><

 The best tip I can give you, is set yourself some rules. Like, I play Maxis Match and I’ve made some rules about what MM is to me and my game, and I do my best to stick with them.

 Like I’m not downloading clothes with English text on them (or I do, and then I change it to Simlish). My mini CC folder has even more rules. Only Maxis recolors/add ons/extracted clutter, and only Default replacements. The only thing I’m making an exception for is plants and paintings, because one can never have too many plants and paintings XD

I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help :(

lol making fun of someone’s cultural food is one of the biggest dick moves imo. Saying shit like “that’s disgusting!” or “why do you eat that?” or “I could never try that!” makes me feel like crap. 

Like it’s one thing if you don’t like an item in the food like, you don’t like beef or something, you can say “Sorry, I don’t really like beef in general” instead of “that sounds gross!”. On the same vein, if you don’t want to try a food because you think you wouldn’t like the texture of the food, you can say “sorry I’m picky about textures” instead of “that looks weird!” just be fucking specific about what you don’t like or aren’t interested in in the item of food someone is talking about/is offering you and people will understand!

I’m Colombian and one food I really love is Colombian hot cocoa, or Chocolate Santafareño, which has cheese in it. Queso blanco usually, although in a desperate times mozzarella will do. And without fail, if I ever bring it up, someone will tell me that it sounds gross! Oh, how can you eat that? Chocolate and cheese don’t go together!

Then I just feel TERRIBLE. Like this is something I love, it reminds me of my family, and winter time with my abuelita, and in general, it’s very dear to my heart. And to hear people say so much negative stuff about it makes me feel terrible about all those memories too. 

I don’t care if you’re repulsed by the idea of someone’s cultural food. Don’t fucking insult it. Realize that your concepts about what is ‘acceptable’ to eat is likely influenced by your own culture, and for people in Western countries, influenced by the western and white ideas around ‘good’ cuisine.

Yes, people eat bugs. Yes, people eat chicken feet. Yes, people eat fertilized duck eggs. Get over it! Those foods are important to many people! And pretending that your taste in food is superior is a fucking dick move.

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          New Lamp - 7F00-0015-A2C7 - @deskmanic

I visited a while ago but I’m terrible at being timely on these things haha rip. ANYWAYS, even though you’re not going for a theme New Lamp really feels kinda homey to me. It’s simple yet still well thought-out and I can tell a lotta love was put into this. Honestly, it reminds me of when I first started playing ACNL, which is probably why I’m so fond (good memories and all that). I also love how everything matches color and texture-wise (like the brick paths, the brick house, the lighthouse, ect) and I always love seeing what people do with the basic flowers and bushes, ect.

Also, I love the natural feel to it (meaning how things aren’t strictly under a theme or kept to a grid, ect, it feels more organic is what I’m getting at). I know you mentioned at one point aiming for that and I think you nailed it.

Bonus pic of Lady being shady next to a pitfall (in one of my fave areas of ur town) that I predicted before leaping into with glee:

jemallory  asked:

Hey megaceros! I see that Leah asked you a question about your SSS shaders, and I'm obsessing as well. Lately, I've been experimenting with toon oceans. I saw your underwater house render tests, and I was wondering how you achieved the look of the bluish one with the reflection of the water moving above the house. I see some sparkles in the tests, so I'm guessing SSS was involved somehow? Would be eternally grateful for your input!!!

Ok that one is a bit more complicated

I have no idea what toon ocean is…. i just use a cube on which i’ve put nDynamics cloth, and i’ve boosted the wind on the Nucleus

(the cube must me rigid at the bottom, so it doesn’t go all wobly wibbly either…. you must paint de rigid map [nMesh menu > Paint Vertex Properties > Rigidity] were you want it to not move….)

And the texture on it is, yes, SSS, but not only

I use Vray render, which allows me to blend 2 textures (i dunno if you can do that on mental ray) and add a ramp shader, so that on top it’s one texture, and on the bottom an other one

so on top, yes, it’s SSS skin (like in this tutorial)

but on the bottom it’s a glass like texture….

aaand the camera is put really close to the cube.

but i must admit it’s lots and lots of tests and fails to get to something acceptable, so i may have forgotten a few steps on the way….

and i have no idea if this was understandable, please tell me if you dont get something and i’ll edit the post…