dubbin it

lynns-art-blog  asked:

Oh dang, I'm really excited now. DoFP was an AMAZIN story, and I can't wait to see ya dub it. Keep up the awesome work, Steph. Both in dubbin, and in art, cus you're doin awesome. ^u^b

lynn you are always so nice to me :A: Im gonna try my best to keep making good stuff ^W^ 

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British Pattern 1845/54 Infantry Officer’s Sword

A Victorian infantry officer’s sword by Wilkinson in very good condition, with an immaculate blade - one of the best I have ever seen, in original polish and with wonderfully preserved etching. Curiously, the Wilkinson ledger records this sword being sold in 1869 to the Committee of the Blackheath Proprietary School. I cannot fathom why the school was purchasing an infantry officer’s sword - perhaps for an officer training corps, perhaps as a gift to a graduating pupil, perhaps just for educational purposes. The blade is in fantastic condition, practically perfect. The hilt is in almost equally good condition - just with a little bit of drying to the end of the shagreen at the pommel toe, but that can probably be rectified with dubbin or suchlike. The brass has a nice patina and the grip wire is perfect. The scabbard has protected the blade perfectly, but itself shows the effects of damp air for decades - this could be improved with some oil and wire wool. A really great sword and potentially some research may reveal why the Committee of the school bought it.

That blade tho!

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EY LOOK IZ US BOI DUBBIN SOME COMICS! Many thanks goes to @overdrugs-mayhem for allowing me to dub their comic! Had a blast doing so, and I plan on dubbing more of their comics :D

JOSHUA (JISOO HONG) IS THE TYPE OF BOYFRIEND THAT

  • Never stops talking
  • Is a wonderful person to always be around
  • Teaches u how to play guitar
  • Enjoys having anime marathons w u
  • Makes v good snacks
  • Loves going on bike rides w u
  • Spends time in the toy section of stores
  • Gives u his jacket when ur cold
  • Gives u his shoes when ur feet hurt
  • Doesn’t mind when u put makeup on him
  • Plays video games w u
  • Is constantly indecisive of whether or not he should hold ur hand or put his arm around ur waist
  • Writes u long love letters ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Takes pictures of himself on ur phone
  • Puts stickers on ur face
  • Sings in the bathroom while ur showering (bc he thinks u should have music while ur scrub-a-dubbin)
  • Wants chicken for dinner every night
  • Loves being extra (ex.: his fkn pin drop he loves doing)
  • Gives u a trail of neck kisses
  • Goes on beach trips w u
  • Tells u to yell/scream when ur at the beach to release ur stress of whatever has been happening 
  • Yells w u
  • Will wrap both of u in a blanket like a burrito*
  • *Laughs when both of u can’t get out of the blanket
  • **Gives up on squirming and lays there w u for a while; tracing ur face gently w his finger

JOSHUA BF PLAYLIST
These are songs that Jisoo has taught u how to play and he enjoys it when u sing and perform for him; he ends up singing along and playing w u and is v proud of u and happy that you’ve grasped what he taught u!! (BONUS: both of u end up showing the rest of svt and they’re like wowza!!! and are v pleased w this adorable couple heh)

  1. Radio - Lana Del Rey
  2. House of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  3. Badfish - Sublime
  4. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
  5. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

MORE KPOP BOYFRIENDS

Jin (BTS)

V (BTS)

Suga (BTS)

Jimin (BTS)

Wonwoo (SVT)

Dokyeom/DK (SVT)

Vernon (SVT)

Hoshi (SVT)

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The Colbert Report’s now-poetic “Best Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Series” reel from the 2009 Emmys.

Featuring: Tom Purcell*, Barry Julien*, Michael Brumm*, Meredith Scardino, Glenn Eichler*, Rob Dubbin*, Jay Katsir*, Allison Silverman, Peter Gwinn, Opus Moreschi*, Peter Grosz, Frank Lesser (being held by Max Werner), and… Stephen Colbert*.

*Colbert Report writers who now - 6 years later - are at The Late Show.  

space-chan  asked:

Help me out. I don't understand how people could be offended by Luftrauser's graphic style. Yes, the nazis were bad but these are cartoonish caricatures in an arcadey video game where you can fly a knife plane. There is no plot. I'm usually with people on these things but I'm totally lost. Let me rephrase, I can understand why people could be offended, but I don't understand why there is an uproar. No artist should cave because some people aren't happy. Not trying to fight, just confused.

Let’s start unpacking this.

“I don’t understand how people could be offended by Luftrauser’s graphic style.”

The first step is realizing you might not understand someone else’s position but can respect them for having it. That’s basic empathy. You don’t have to agree with them, but given your life experiences are different from this other person, it’s possible to, at least, realize they have a reason for it.

Now, let’s look at what Elizabeth Simins (a terrific artist whose work you might be familiar with on Kotaku) and Rob Dubbin (a writer on The Colbert Report) originally said. From what I understand, Simins started publicly talking about this issue, and Dubbin later came to her defense.

I have a question about Luftrausers: is there some political point to playing as nazis or is it supposed to be funny?

— Elizabeth Simins (@ElizSimins)

April 4, 2014

Aaaand I feel like it’s a bit weird that there’s this v popular indie game where you play as funny nazis and nobody is talking about that?

— Elizabeth Simins (@ElizSimins)

April 4, 2014

It’s easy to give the benefit of the doubt to Beloved Indies but I’m telling you I’ve heard lots of fans say “you play as nazis, right?”

— Elizabeth Simins (@ElizSimins)

April 4, 2014

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So I guess if you are playing Luftrausers, just at least keep in mind what it would feel like for a Jew to play it? Because ugh

— Elizabeth Simins (@ElizSimins)

April 4, 2014

Simins does not ask for developer Vlambeer to change the way Luftrausers looks, but simply raises the question about whether its aesthetic could be reasonably seen as leveraging nazi imagery in a way that’s been glossed over because the game is so damn fun to play. (Which it is.) This is what we call criticism, and it’s especially important to be critical of that which we love. That’s often the hardest.

A few hours later, Dubbin weighed in on Twitter, as well.

so luftrausers: as a jew, what offends me is the aesthetic. as a game designer, what offends me is the absence of critical distance from it.

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

most jews of my generation grew up hearing “never again” from their relatives and hebrew schools. easy to dismiss as pablum, but here we are

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

i don’t believe vlambeer are nazi sympathizers or anything vile like that. seems more to me like *fascination*. which is its own problem.

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

more broadly, it’s all of our problem that it’s only coming up now + normalized to where “nazi stuff” is at worst a “con” in a review

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

and you know i was a part of that, in the sense that i only talked about this privately until @elizsimins was braver than i was and spoke up

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

so: let’s not pile on vlambeer, let’s definitely not pile on @elizsimins. the cure for this is education/awareness/sensitivity. never again.

— Rob Dubbin (@robdubbin)

April 4, 2014

A-ha. Dubbin underscores the subtext of the aesthetic content in Luftrausers: maybe we’ve become desensitized to nazi imagery as a culture, likely in a way less true in Jewish circles for…obvious reasons. This big picture cultural question isn’t easy to digest but worth asking.

Vlambeer doesn’t have to respond to this. Dubbin and Simins expressed their opinions, and that could have easily been the end of this. But Rami Ismail has proven himself to be an intensely empathetic figure who is OK listening to the opinions of others, even if it’s critical of his own work. It’s not easy to acknowledge criticism, and even harder to grant it any merit.

Yet, Ismail does exactly this in a blog post. There’s far too much to quote, but here’s the part that underscores what I’m talking about:

“We do have to accept that our game could make some people uncomfortable. We’re extremely sad about that, and we sincerely apologise for that discomfort.

The fact is that no interpretation of a game is ‘wrong’. When you create something, you leave certain implications of what you’re making. We can leave our idea of what it is in there, and for us, the game is about superweapons. We think everybody who plays LUFTRAUSERS can feel that.

But even more so in an interactive medium, we do have to accept that no way of reading those implications is ‘false’ – that if someone reads between the lines where we weren’t writing, those voids can be filled by the player, or someone else. If we accept there’s no wrong interpretation of a work, we also have to accept that some of those interpretations could not be along the lines of what we’re trying to create.”

From there, Ismail goes on to explain why he disagrees with Dubbin and Simins, even while acknowledging their opinion is a valid interpretation. That line is so critically important to having a reasonable, nuanced dialogue about difficult subjects, and it’s the part we often miss out on.

It often feels people confuse “criticism” with “censorship” in a way that is never intended when those speaking up are explaining their views. 

It is unlikely Luftrausers will undergo any major aesthetic change as a result of what Simins and Dubbin said, but the conclusion of this exchange brings a better understanding of what Vlambeer intended by creating Luftrausers. No one has to agree with either side, but our understanding of Luftrausers’ place in game culture was deepened.

That’s not controversy. That’s criticism, and I wish we had way more of it.

I be diggin’ for records, dubbin cassettes and if I could only smoke haze, I really would but yo:

I N N O V A T I O N 

1. Imitation is the biggest form of flattery.

I’ve heard those go as far to quote J Cole as the Nas of our generation.

Then Joey Badass.

Then Kendrick Lamar.

But when I listen to Joey Badass, I hear Jay-Z and D O O M (ALL CAPS!) 

Both J Cole and Kendrick show their Andre 3000 influences on their sleeve.

Upper echelon rhymers without a doubt but give them time to GROW. Legendary status is achieved through longevity, versatility, consistency and re-invention. So calling “good kid m.a.ad city” a classic is ridiculous to say the least but is by far THE BEST RAP (not HIP-HOP) album since “my beautiful dark twisted fantasy”.

2. There Is Nothing New Under The Sun, Old Under The Moon

When I first started producing, I made beats on fl studio like a lot of my fellow beat brethren out there. I needed something more organic though, nah mean?

 As I began my search for hardware, I came across the MPC 2000. My budget was around 300. So me being a complete dickhead, I bought an MPC 500 without knowledge of how I wanted to approach making beats. I was more privy to the modern aesthetic(hence the 2000 has floppies but I digress) and I just wanted to save 50 bucks. Long story short, the 500 broke on me.

   So I said fuck Akai because growing up, you couldn’t be like the next man feel me? It was called BITIN’!!!!But once again, without doing my homework, I fell for the hype. I didn’t even know who the fuck Madlib was back then(please forgive me) and because of people dick riding, I bought an SP 303. I was a baby back then, so I NEEDED A SEQUENCER! I sold it and then fell in love with the 505.

3. I digress

 Sooo as I began flippin shitttt, I flipped it my way. Until I found PETE ROCK! Son I call it the filter flow but once again, I digress. As soon as I heard “Spaces and Places” I jacked his whole formula!> dont lie like you ain’t do the same damn thing lol. Now a nigga got his own style 

I say all of that to sayyy this;

I N N O V A T E rather than A S S I M I L A T E

We all have our influences but keep it minimal and original.

ONE LOVE

- Dio Is Silent 

lynns-art-blog  asked:

Hey Star, I've been meanin to ask ya, but do you plan on dubbin any of the side comics from UT Mob? I thought it'd be kinda interestin to see and listen to. ^u^

Absolutely! We’ve just been swamped lately XD We had to plans to tack a bunch of new stuff and release a UT mob movie kinda thing since the thought one was received so well XD