how many variations of this can i get

cryptic-stars  asked:

Does anyone in the family like scary movies, if so who and which movie is there favorite?

Carla: If they’re intelligent horror. Most modern horrors are predictable and the humans make stupid choices..so no.

Kris: Hm, I like some horrors! Slashers and gory ones like Saw and Hostel are the only ones I’m a fan of though..paranormal stuff kinda..freaks me out heh!

Thomas: I don’t mind them…like dad said they can be a bit predictable but I don’t really care for them much unless they have a decent plot and believable special effects. Rec was pretty good - probably my favourite.

Oliver: I like them - especially when there’s a shit-ton of jumpscares! They’re getting boring now though…they all have the exact same plot! How do people think of that many variations of the exact same plot?! Ugh I don’t get it. But that rare original horror film we get in between all the bullshit clones…gold! Can’t think of any off the top of my head though heheh~

How crazy is it to find the love of your life at 18 years old. Some may call it stupid to say such a thing, that there’s “no way you can know what love is at such a young age”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that very sentence, there are so many different variations of the phrase, are you sure you don’t want “the college experience”, “honey don’t tie yourself down, you’re so young”, and my personal favorite “well be realistic it probably won’t work out, but there’s plenty of fish in the sea”. Yes, I get it I’m young, but I don’t think age has anything to do with being able to determine the amount of love you have for someone. Honestly I think that college students can be far more in love than 90% of the middle aged married people I know. Because no I don’t want “the college experience” if it means going out, getting fucked up, and waking up either alone or next to a different person every night. I would rather go out with the person I love, stumble home drunk together laughing uncontrollably, crawl into our bed and fall asleep in the arms of the same person every night. Loving you in my college years meant, you were my girlfriend, my early mornings, my late nights, my study partner, coffee house date, my pillow no matter where we went, and most importantly my best friend. Tying myself down with you means always having someone in a time where everything around me is changing, because loving in college means being head over heels for someone, it’s the kind of love that is all consuming, that takes your breath away, and makes you think that there’s good in your world, when it’s filled with test after test, hours of studying, worrying about how you’re gonna work enough to pay your bills and still make it to class on time. You are a breath of fresh air. We love fully, whole-heartedly, and with nothing to lose. She is contagious. In the year I’ve spent loving her I have become a better me than I ever thought I could have been. I’ve laughed, smiled, and felt more love in the 370 days I have known her than I have in years. And then comes the time where we’ve just graduate college, moved into a tiny, crappy, little apartment, but that small space is filled with more love and laughter than one could ever hope for. I wake up and go to sleep next to the love of my life everyday, and it’s like living with my best friend. We spend our days exploring, we’d rather spend money on experiences, than things. Our nights are spent building forts, binge watching Criminal Minds, curled up in OUR bed. Life is good, good with you. So yeah maybe it won’t work out, maybe I’m crazy, but I’m crazy in love and I think that the best kind of crazy there is.
—  500 words on being in love in college.
The ‘What if’ Challenge

Originally posted by the-fun-ghoul

Hey everyone!  I know I haven’t been very active lately, but I’ve been working on some secret projects for you all, and some other surprises I think you will enjoy! ^^  Also, I am 51 away from hitting the 1500 follower mark!  Can you believe it?!  Those of you who have been following me know what that means, there will be another Binge Week soon!!!  So, while I’m working on my projects, and prepping for Binge Week (if you don’t know what it is, feel free to message me or ask, I’m happy to explain), I figured I would host a writing challenge! :D

I have tagged a few individuals who might be interested in joining up, but anyone can join!  The rules are below…it is a really simple set up! Essentially, I will give you a ‘what if’ prompt, and you have to write a story about it.  I have decided to make this Multi-fandom, so any fandom you write for or want to write for, you can do, just see the ‘How to enter’ below on what to do! :D   I hope you all will consider joining the fun! :D  I may even do something like this for Binge week where you send me ‘what if’ prompts, figured I would try it as a challenge first and see how it went!  If you would like to see me do something like this, where you send me the prompts, let me know!!! :D  Otherwise, I hope you will consider joining the challenge!

HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE:

  • Send me an ask with the following information:
    • Fandom you wish to write for (if you have a specific one you want, otherwise I will just chose one at random)
    • Character you wish to write (you don’t have to specify this, but you can if you want, otherwise I will just make a statement that corresponds with your fandom!)
  • I will respond to your ask with a ‘what if’ statement. 
    • Example:  [person sends me an ask] “Hey, I want to join your challenge for Supernatural with Castiel!”  [So I would respond to the ask with], “What if Castiel got shrunk by a witch so he was the size of a key chain?”
    • Example: [person sends me an ask] “Hey, I want to join your challenge, I will write anything Hobbit, Harry Potter, or Sherlock.”  [So I would respond] “What if one of the classes at Hogwarts was Muggle Gym Class?” 
  • You then will write your story based on that ‘what if’ statement!
    • When you post your story, please see the rules below!!! :D
    • If I send a ‘what if’ statement that isn’t working for you, let me know and I can send you a new one ^^

RULES:

  • I hate assigning due dates on things, so instead, here is what I will do…On July 31st I will post the master post of all the submissions I have received!  If you wrote a story for this challenge and posted it before then, I will add your story and tag you in Master Post so others can find your story and your page! ^^  If you can’t get it in by then, I can always add you afterwards.
  • You are more than welcome to request multiple prompts with a variation of characters and fandoms! There is no limit on how many times you can enter!  I do keep track of what prompts I sent to who, so if you forget one, just message me and I can let you know what I sent you.
  • When you post your story, please tag me in it so I can read it!!!  If I don’t reblog with comments, that means I haven’t seen it.
  • Please use ‘#TaleTeller’s What if Challenge’ in the tags, it makes it easier to find some stories if the username tags stop working.
  • This question always comes up with every challenge I do…what type of content can we write?!?!?!  You can write anything you want!  Fluff, angst, humor, smut, short story, one shot, multi-chap, imagine, drabble, whatever you want! Go nuts!

I hope you will consider joining!!! And if not, and you want to be tagged when I post the master post on July 31st, send me an ask and I will add you to the tag list!!! :D 

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!  :D

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A little something on Bertholdt just because.

He won my heart over Levi while reading the manga in a matter of days.

As much as Bertl didn’t want ANY of this to happen, he is NOT innocent. And I like him for not being innocent, I like him for his inner torment and for having a complicated character- sometimes even ugly.

I often feel as if he’s unilaterally seen as the shy, sweet guy while there’s MUCH more to him. I know we all love the cute pie he can be. But please take some time loving and considering the dark twists of his character too.

Remember- “someone please find us” and “someone has to get this blood on their hands” are sentences pronounced by the same person.

16 TIPS FOR USING WATERCOLOR (THE VANESSA WAY!)

The other day @noradove asked me if I had any advice for painting backgrounds or using watercolor in general.  To be honest, I’m still learning how to paint backgrounds, but I decided to compile a little list of things I’ve learned while using watercolor and gouache.  I hope some of these bullet points might be useful to others!

Like all “rules,” take these with a grain of salt.  These tips work for me – what works for you could be completely different! But check beneath the cut for some lessons I’ve learned!

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anonymous asked:

Do you think FG will ever sing in English? (Sorry if this has been asked before, I'm new here! Love your blog, and Francesco of course! 😄)

For what i understood by the many interviews he had he won’t ever WRITE a song in English. Since Italian is his mother tongue, he knows how to use it best, it’s sound and possibilities.

Instead with English… He doesn’t know it for a start. He can kinda communicate on a base level, but that’s it. He IS though, getting better at it. The Eurovision pushed his limits a bit and that’s nice. He could sing covers, but he doesn’t seem to be a cover guy (even the one cover he did in his latest album, “Susanna”, has some variations to the original one).

Thank you soo much. I appreciate it
The least i could do was not leaving you empty handed, so I searched for songs and random things he sang in English in the past:

Hit the road Jack - this program was just after the Sanremo 2017 shows
You belong to me - Bilingual song made in a concert. 
Barbara Ann - He also plays the drums here. Continues here with another song X and X. Those videos are a bit of a mess since it’s not a professional making the video. In 2010 he still was trying to make himself known.
Herestoyou - Dunno if this is actually a cover but its in english soooo
Depeche Mode - Another bit of a mess xD but he jokes about it ahah

Couldn’t find more unfortunately xD

datboinobodywants  asked:

How do you draw a male's body with simple shapes?

The thing about drawing both male and female bodies is that they come in a huge variation of shapes and sizes. And, as most of my followers know, I don’t exactly draw the 90′s superhero type of men — in fact, a lot of my male characters get misgendered a lot. I know there is a typical look that I tend to go by, but always remember that there’s no limits to it. This is just one way of many that you can draw a man.

  • This is how it looks when I draw their bodies in shapes quickly. It’s messy and it might not be very clear, but they key is exaggerating forms and putting emphasis on certain shapes.  I break a lot of “rules” when drawing men, by drawing longer legs and small feet for example, but I don’t see why it’d matter. Take note that this isn’t a realism tutorial, either. Notice how I put more emphasis on his shoulders and torso, creating something of a V shape. I added a quick typical feminine figure of mine as a comparison, where there’s much more emphasis on her hips and legs. Don’t be afraid to break any of these rules though! Make legs shorter if you want, make the shoulders smaller, hips thicker, use the body type to the right, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with any of them. Again, this is just one of many ways, so don’t limit yourself.
  • I decided to draw out the shapes more specifically so that you could see what shapes I used. As you can see, there’s a lot of shapes used here. The arms and legs being teardrop-shaped has been explained in a previous tutorial here. Again, don’t feel afraid to alter any of these shapes; it’s simply how I tend to do it.
  • I should mention that fat play an important part in terms of body shapes. While this isn’t exactly the best example (I should practice more) it shows that fat is much harder to define as shapes, therefor I suggest you do the shapes first, and then add the fat on top of them by drawing them as soft lines around the shapes. Men typically gets most fat gathered around their stomach, but again, this is not a must. Think of it as sculpting with clay; you have a base that you then can build up to your own liking. Muscles are very similar, but a little more defined, and I think both fat and muscle should have their own tutorials entirely.
  • And his is a sketch I based on the shapes I created. I didn’t go by it exactly how it was drawn, as you should only use them as guides and not as exact rulers. I almost always end up altering the arms and leg as I go, because it makes the pose look less stiff.

Hope that helped! You can see more of my tutorials here

So I was thinking of what we could be doing to avoid getting our tag raided by outsiders. In previous but similar ships, we found that it was highly helpful for us to not tag singular character names or actor names at all. Just tag the ship name, or all the CharacterAxCharacterB variations. It would seriously cut down on how many ranters we get in here and in our inboxes. The ship tags are how we’re all going to be finding each other’s posts anyway.

I think that should be our main course of action to keep our sanity. I will definitely not be tagging singular names, and I hope others start avoiding it as well and it catches on. Then we can go about doing what we want over here in peace. :)

thevikingwoman  asked:

Writing ask: When writing in 3rd person, how often to use the person's name, and how often to use a pronoun? Especially if there is no dialogue, just a person doing and thinking? I mean I don't even know if there is a good rule of thumb, but I feel it is odd to use the name all the time?

Hey!! So there’s no rule, but hopefully I can help. :-)

A good way to think about POV would be to first think about how the use of names and pronouns function literally as creators of POV. This is a great question, because it forces us to think about how much work a single, seemingly meaningless shift in word choice can actually do. Third person is one of the most dynamic POVs, because it has so many depths and variations. Sometimes, in third person POV, the narrator is VERY close to the character’s thoughts. Sometimes, it gets so close, that it becomes what we might call Free Indirect Style, in which the tone and narration of the narrator seem to enter the character’s thoughts freely without announcement or frame. Sometimes, the narrator is farther away from the character’s thoughts, or outside them completely (ie: only describing action and description of the environment). Sometimes, a third person is outright omniscient, and sometimes it’s COSMIC, like a god voice. It knows all–everything that has happened, and everything that is to come. Typically that’s the writer, just popping their head in and saying hello.

Okay, so here are some things: a close third can usually be identified by an increased usage of the pronoun, rather than the name. When inside the character’s head, we acknowledge that characters, like people, rarely, think of themselves by “name.” It’s a form of familiarity.

Meanwhile, whenever you refer to the character by their name, you build distance between the narrator and the character’s thoughts, and this creates a more distant third, where the narrator does not have full access, or access only to limited detail in terms of the characters’ thoughts and observations.

POV typically works in descending order. It usually starts farther away, then gets closer. Sort of like a camera zooming in. So when you first enter a person’s POV in any scene, you will typically use the name of the character (especially when there are POV shifts). At this point, you’re outside of them, looking in. Establishing the scene, and establishing (ie: “labeling”) their POV. Once you’ve used it once, however, you can switch to the pronoun, as you are now conceivably closing the gap between the narrator and the character’s thoughts. So the short answer is, if you’re living in the character’s POV for a while, there isn’t much need for their name once you’ve convincingly entered their POV, UNLESS you somehow leave the POV and then need to reenter it again. I included some examples under the cut if you’re interested!!

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I think I'm bi. I've only dated guys so far but it never works out bc I have some sort of commitment issue & most of them treat me badly. I've always said to all my friends & family that I would never get married (child of divorce). But I can imagine marrying a woman. The thing is though, I don't know how I work in a relationship with a girl, I keep fantasizing about it but I don't know if it's realistic/if I'm really birom. Is it normal to be bi but only want to marry a woman?

Yeah, you’re still bi if you would date a boy but won’t marry him but you can do this to woman! Theres so many variations of sexuality and each has its own things, you can’t even imagine

Practical Magic: Sigils

Spend less than an hour browsing through Tumblr’s witchcraft community, and I guarantee you that you’ll find at least one post offering a sigil or displaying a sigil that the author had created. These little sketches and drawings are everywhere, and to the new witch, it may seem a little confusing. Especially if prior to exploring the Craft, his or her experience regarding magic was limited to pop culture. Sigils don’t really make much of an appearance in films such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. And, at least in my experience, the only show they really make repeated appearances is Supernatural, in which our monster-hunting duo makes use of sigils regularly as a form of protection against ghosts, demons, spirits, and even angels on occasion.

But what is a sigil, and why is it that they’re everywhere in the witchy community. Furthermore, how to you create and/or use them? And do I have to use sigils from history or that have been created by other witches?

Well, there’s a reason why sigils are under my Practical Magic header. They are one of the simplest and more powerful forms of magic that many witches are able to do at any point in the day. Hell, when I was in high school, one of my pagan friends who had a habit of doodling would start doodling sigils - especially if a test was around the bend.

What is a sigil?

Simple answer: a symbol used to focus intent and concentration. But the simple answer is misleading. Symbols are more general and generic. While sigils may incorporate the image of a pentacle, the star is a widespread symbol of the faith. A sigil tends to be more complex in design.

The sigil is sort of like a stamp of intent. You’ve seen the movies where somebody gets papers certified or approved or even denied, and the clerk takes a big ol’ red stamp and slams it down on the paper as if to prove a point. In my eyes, sigils are just like that. When affixed or drawn on a surface, it’s the magical equivalent of a stamp, confirming the witch’s intent and encouraging the magic to manifest quickly.

Most sigils are beautiful drawings that were derived from a simple statement of the intent desired, condensed down into a simple image through repeated drawing/writing.

How do you create a sigil?

There are many different methods for creating and using sigils, but the most common, most simple, and generally agreed as most effective, is the one that is described here.

Say you have a test coming up that you have studied quite a bit for. You need that little extra help to guarantee that you get a passing grade on it. You begin with a simple (yet precise) statement of your intent: “I have a passing score on the English Literature test.”

You would write this down on a scratch piece of paper in all caps, continuing to focus on that intent (and visualizing all the while). From my example, you would get “I HAVE A PASSING SCORE ON THE ENGLISH LITERATURE TEST.”

Next, you would remove all vowels and punctuation: “HV PSSNG SCR N TH NGLSH LTRTR TST” What this does is helps you further focus on the intent, while beginning a process of abstraction that helps you visualize better and, for some, induces a meditative state.

Some variation exists in this next step. You could either remove the repeating letters within the same word, or you could remove the repeats from the entire sentence. Personally, I remove all repeats. The fewer the letters, the more abstract the sigil becomes. “HV PSNG CR T L”

With your little collection of letters that you have left, you would begin the truly artistic process by mashing the letters into abstract shapes and designs, merging all of the letters into the same image. After the first time you’ve mashed all of the letters together, you do away with the letters entirely. This is your baby sigil - a primordial image, as it were. From here, you redraw and rework the image over and over again until you reach a desired state of mind.

Once again, this is where variation exists. A lot of witches prefer to redraw the image over and over again until they completely forget what it was meant for. Personally, I don’t like doing this. If a sigil is supposed to have purpose, it wouldn’t do for me to forget that purpose, especially if I’m the one giving the charm life. I keep going until I forget what the original image was, and the current image is pleasing to the eye.

The sigil can be as angular or wavy as you’d like. The key is that it instills the confidence you need. Once done, you have your sigil!

How do you use a sigil?

Like many aspects of witchcraft, it depends upon both the witch and the intended purpose of the sigil. I’m going to get just a little graphic in a bit, as sigils have many variations on their use. Some of which aren’t particularly savory to those who get queasy at the thought of biological processes or body fluids. If you’re one of those individuals, I’ll begin that particular topic with three asterisks (***) to warn you. I will end the topic in the same manner.

The way I personally like to use sigils is by drawing them on an object meant to bring about that goal. On a test, I might lightly pencil the sigil in the lower right corner (if the test is on Scantron, I recommend tracing the sigil with your finger instead of drawing it, as the graphite from the pencil might interfere with scoring). Many sigils are for protection, and therefore may be drawn on the tags in clothing or embroidered into the seams.

Those of you who follow me would know that I love kitchen witchery. Believe me when I say there’s plenty of opportunity for sigil work. When preparing your ingredients, you could trace the sigil in the air above them, or inscribe the sigils into the ingredients with a knife. You could trace the sigil in a pan (or draw it with a drizzle of oil). Pies are particularly nifty for witches who like symbol and sigil work, as the inner part of the crust can be lightly inscribed with images before being filled and baked.

Say the witch is one who likes to sharply release the energy into the world to do its purpose. This is the case with many many witches who work with sigils. For these witches, usually the image has to be ingrained into their memory through some sort of shock. The easiest way I’ve seen this done is holding a piece of paper on which you’ve drawn the sigil. While being careful and safety-cautious, light the paper on fire and hold it, focusing on the sigil and its purpose while it burns, not letting go until it gets too hot in your hand and you have to drop it. In that moment of pain, the image should essentially burn itself into your mind. Other witches do away with the fire, focusing on the image and then biting their tongues or doing something else that might induce a little bit of pain - just enough to shock the image into their minds, but not enough to cause any bodily harm.

Other witches have less conventional means…

*** Some witches who are like me and prefer to draw the sigil where needed, tend to use blood to draw their sigils. The prick of the finger might serve as the shock needed, the blood the ink as they draw. But if the witch is one who likes to sear the image into their mind, sometimes a sexual act works best for them.

In this case (and I’ll admit that I have used this method before - it’s not something I do often, and I only do it if I need the outcome particularly quickly or if the intent has sexual implications to begin with - such as mixing things up in the bedroom or drawing more sexual energy), the witch may choose to masturbate with the image in front of him or her. Right at the moment of climax, the image should be seared into the mind. For male witches out there, it is common to ejaculate right onto the image so as to “seal the deal” or to mentally confirm that the spell is active.

Still other witches - especially those who are couples and are working the same spell or whose partner is willing and able to help - will forgo masturbation and skip straight to sex, visualizing the sigil at the moment of climax. This is particularly useful for fertility spells.

For our female witches who like to work with menstrual blood, drawing sigils with your monthly makes for a particularly potent spell.

***

Really, the uses for sigils are limited only by your imagination. Some witches like to destroy the sigil in the act of activation, others prefer to reuse the same image over and over again, activating in their own way each time the sigil needs to be used. To this end, you could create a permanent sigil that you feed just as you would any other spell.

Do what feels best for you in your spellwork. Sigils are meant to be deeply personal in nature.

Do I have to use historical sigils?

That largely depends upon your tradition and what you work with. For the most part, I would say no. However, if you work with spirits, there are often sigils that are attributed specifically to them. For instance, in Jewish mysticism, each archangel has his or her own sigil that can be used to invoke them. In this case, I would recommend the older sigils, as they were created using a much more ancient method with a completely different set of standards.

Alternatively, you could create a unique archangel sigil which could link you to the angel in question on a more personal level. The same goes for any other spirit that you feel would need a sigil to invoke, be it Medusa, a dragon, et cetera.

Do I have to use sigils created by other witches?

By now, you might be able to tell that there’s no requirement to use the images created by other witches. For the most part, sigils are meant for personal intents and purposes, and often times the sigils posted online by a lot of witches are meant to share the image as a mark of pride in the craft, much in the way many witches may share pictures of their altars. Some witches will draw sigils upon request, and these may be used, but I maintain that the most powerful sigils for your needs will always be the ones you create yourself.

Sigils are a beautiful and incredibly practical part of witchcraft, and many witches are drawn to the craft through these simple spellcrafting tools. Go forth and create! May your sigils always bring about positive results!

Blessed Be! )O(

Anonymous said: Hello. I really admire your work. Even if you have your own “style”/“trace” in every drawing you do, you can yet recognize the character. I mean, for example, your Trevor/Michael still looks like Trevor/Michael. How you make/create the likeness in your drawings? I love many characters and I want to draw them, but when I try to, they don’t look alike.

hello, thanks! yeah, it’s tricky isn’t it? I’d say just watch your favorite television show and doodle a bunch of actor’s heads with variations, and see which ones feel most like the character they’re playing. Emphasis on ’feel’, not ‘look’ - you can get away with changing things or using shorthands, so long as you indicate whatever you think are their trademark features strongly.. e.g. I like to interpret my fav Lostie as an egg with 3 beautiful essentials:

just observe measurements with care if you’d like more realistic likenesses. tooons are much more exciting imo but sometimes you wanna draw more on-model otp art for those m-rated videogames yanno

Humanoid Nautipods PSA

Baratomato here!

Just wanted to address the anons that were complaining about me adding humanoid forms to Nautipods - I appreciate your honesty! I understand that it is in some respects ‘unoriginal’ to create humanoid forms for a species since it’s already something that is done quite a lot, BUT! At the same time it’s also fun to throw in some (unexpected) variation to the species to appeal to people that may have trouble drawing the original forms - I like opening as many doors as possible to everyone. My goal is to be more inclusive so people don’t feel like they can’t get into a species just because they don’t know how to draw the original forms.

Now of course I can’t please everyone and of course some people might find the new forms 'less appealing’. If it bothers you a lot, the best thing would be to leave the group or unwatch me - and that’s totally OK! If anything makes you uncomfortable or annoyed, why stay around it?

TL;DR - If you’re bothered by humanoid nautipods, the best thing for you would be to just unwatch me completely - nobody’s going to get upset if you do! I hope you find a species to enjoy without any hitches <3

Game reviews

I got bit by the reviewing bug and started leaving reviews of Steam.Thought I’d post them here too, for posterity. Mostly positive except for venting about the endings of Life is Strange and Transistor.

Long Live the Queen

10/10 would and will die again. This was actually the game that got me on Steam. When I saw that it’s a game where you have a tiny pink anime magical girl princess who you can craft to be everything from a vicious warlord to a silver-tounged spymaster, how could I resist, you know? This game is really endless, I’ve gone through so many variation and died in so many adorable and gruesome ways, killed so many people and queened so hard. This is just the right amount of twisted for me.

Also, I mean, I can get a girlfriend who is adopted by magical lesbian moms and wears Sailor Venus’s costume, that is truly living the dream.

I’d say my one complaint about the game is, girlfriends aside, even with the extinction I have to SERIOUSLY screw Elodie over if I want her to be able to marry a woman. Like get her dad killed and everything. Elodie’s Dad is a depressing, useless buzzkill so I’ll trade him for a hot wife, but that’s still pretty harsh.

We Know the Devil

Magical girl references plus beautiful, poetic writing plus cleverly written metaphors plus examination of social pressures, teenage alienation and queer struggles equals a story designed for me to love. This is a game so nice I played it twice. I played it when it first came out, but when I saw it on Steam I knew I had to get it and replay for fancy achievements

Read Only Memories

I knew I’d love this game because the protagonist is a broke internet journalist living in a crappy apartment who needs to use headphones all the time, which was basically me at the time (I’m still a broke internet journalist but have a slightly better apartment now). Unfortunately I don’t have an adorable robot friend, alas.

Seriously, Turing is the best and this game is utterly charming. It’s just so good natured with a nice sense of humor, and the retro game aesthetic is fun. The range of characters was pretty interesting and a lot of them were so cute and fun- Punk boy and anime guy were such ridic little lovebirds. The story and setting were very solid. For someone like me who love unlocking dialogue and exploring stuff, it was a dream. Also, everyone was queer, so I felt right at home. This kind of stuff is why I love indie games and I want more like this.

My one complaint is replayability to get the different endings is a chore, which is why I haven’t gotten them all yet. You can’t really skip over the dialogue or anything and so it’s tedious if you’ve read it already. I decided to take a break because of that so it will be fresh to me when I try to get a different ending.

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Digital vs Traditional

Since my little foray back into traditional media and coming back to digital (and this time was way less frustrating than the last couple times I tried to get back into acrylic paint) I thought I’d say what I think the strengths and drawbacks of digital and paint are. I think it’s worth putting out there since often I feel like people aren’t giving one or the other a fair shake, because they have way more experience with one or the other.

Digital Pros

  • Fast, you can set up a digital canvas as quickly as your computer can rev up photoshop or whatever program and be ready to go
  • Versatile, just about every look is possible with the right combinations of tools and techniques, and once you know how to basically navigate your program of choice, each additional technique doesn’t take much to learn, even if it’s vastly different in effect and appearance. Techniques are more like recipes than anything.
  • No materials are wasted if you make a mistake or just feel like making something stupid, which is freeing
  • Infinite edit-ability, ability to grab pieces of things and move them, warp them, layer them, mask, etc., makes it easy to fly by the seat of your pants
  • Undo!
  • Sharp, clean, artificial looks that would be a pain in the ass to achieve otherwise are pretty simple and you can mix and match this with more organic effects too
  • Straight lines are as easy as sneezing, perspective grids can be done without too much pain (especially with something like Carapace)
  • Time saving techniques like templates, brushes and fonts that save time on otherwise repetitive art-job tasks
  • Stabilizing tools for digital inking
  • Works are generally easy to post online or print, they are already in the right format or can be converted easily
  • Set-ups to deal with visual problems or disabilities are easier - you can zoom in without putting your nose in your work, you can use the color dropper if you have color perception differences,
  • Thousands of drawings only take up the space of one hard drive, storage is no problem

Digital Cons

  • Lag can kill the vitality of what you are working on
  • Smaller tablets force you or train you to draw small and from the wrist/fingers which is not necessarily the best
  • Tablets have less sensitivity than traditional media tools
  • Disconnect between where you look and where your hand is can be disorienting and difficult to get past and cintiqs are stupid expensive
  • With so much choice and freedom it’s actually pretty easy to get stuck doing the same thing over and over because you already know how to do it and exploring more of your choices is daunting and it’s not always immediately obvious what you can do, what options are buried in menus
  • Grass brush syndrome - people can start recognizing repeating patterns or other signs of artificiality and if artificiality wasn’t the point it can really bring down the quality of the work. Such patterns can also look very out of place or strange

Traditional Media Pros

  • Once you learn the medium, the medium will suggest the look, it’s more like dancing with a partner, which means sometimes you can let them lead, instead of always telling it what to do. Very zen!
  • Happy accidents! When you lose control of the media sometimes amazing things happen, or just nice little things you didn’t plan for. There’s an element of randomness involved because of all the variables
  • Infinite variation in minute details, like in texture, how paint was smeared or how it dried, etc.,
  • Fidelity. Extreme detail of brush stroke or line weight can be achieved because of the control you can have over the tool’s position in space and the pressure you apply to it - these aren’t subdivided into exact levels - and it all happens instantly
  • Tactile feedback - you can feel the materials you are using and use other senses in the process to guide your actions and control the tools
  • You can see what the materials are doing and take action before things become set - washes can be blotted at, additional paint can be added to a wet canvas, etc.,
  • Even if doing a 2D painting, there is an element of the third dimension that you can manipulate
  • Everything can be art materials and everything can be tools. You can paint on just about anything, you can paint WITH just about anything, you can use costume jewelry, plastic swans, bottlecaps, yarn, beads, coffee, whatever you want, you can use it and many media are routinely combined
  • You can make beautiful useful objects if you want (I crochet so of course I mention this)
  • You have an object left when you are done, which you can keep or you can sell the original

Traditional Media Cons

  • The variation that can make it exciting also makes it frustrating - the tiniest changes in how you do things can get different results
  • The fidelity also can be a problem - things your hand does that wouldn’t matter in digital can translate into undesired effects, so where you might have gotten more control, you can end up with less
  • If you really get into it, you will be compelled to hoard materials like some kind of dragon hoarding aging tubes of paint instead of gold and you will covet strange tools that your family doesn’t understand and they will try to buy you gas station crayons instead
  • No going back, no undo (though sometimes you can paint over it, sand it off, etc.,)
  • Takes planning unless you really know the medium and can think several steps ahead on the fly
  • There’s a little less transfer of skills between looks - not none, mind you, but if you know photoshop you can do both watercolor or blocky linocut-esque looks, it’s as simple as changing the brush you use, but if you know watercolor you’d be as lost as everyone else when handed a block of linoleum and a carving tool
  • Takes time to learn, and practice uses up materials, which can be scary because oh no I paid 5 bucks for that piece of paper
  • Takes time to set up and more time to clean up and care for tools and put it all away.
  • Some media can’t be left unattended once you begin using them (acrylic will dry and ruin your brushes forever, but leaving them in the water will also bend them), so sessions can’t be easily stalled or stopped
  • Takes space for materials, for working and for the results - and some material require additional space for ventilation
  • Some media and tools are literally hazardous - you can hurt yourself in more ways than merely getting repetitive stress injuries!
  • If you want to make prints or post online you have to photograph the damn thing or scan it and clean it up which is a whole other skill

Cost

I’m putting this separate because it’s not a pro or con of either. With digital, you likely already have a computer, so that cost can seem invisible, but the cost of a tablet, good work computer and software can add up. There’s a common misconception that you pay that upfront cost and then all the works you make are free - but computers don’t last forever, you’ll need to upgrade eventually, so the cost of your machine and equipment is a real cost of doing business. Traditional media can still be more expensive, depending on your media of choice, but not always and not necessarily - the feeling of “wasting” materials is more visceral (which is why I mentioned it above as a con to traditional) but you can easily think of it as the upfront cost you pay toward the work you’ll be making in the future, much like the cost of a tablet and good video card. But it’s also not uncommon to need a computer for other interests, so it can kill two birds with one stone.

The Mixed Blessing

Traditional: You can make things that look uniquely good in person! (iridescence, foil, translucent effects, tactile experiences) … But that means people will have to see it in person, which may only happen once in a blue moon - whenever you have a gallery showing, have company over, or if the item is wearable, on the occasions when you wear it in public. Still, what an opportunity to make in impression, even if it’s not all the time.

Digital: You can make things that look uniquely good on screens or specifically in the context of the internet! But it has to be seen on a screen and outside the context of the website it was meant to be on it may never pack quite the same punch. It may even become dated as the website it was meant for becomes dated. Such works can be pretty ephemeral, though the impact on people can last in their memories for far longer.

My final verdict

Originally posted by idiot-eden

All The Memes Of 2016

\so I decided to record every fucking meme of 2016 from January 1st to December 30th. Hope you enjoy this mess that i spent the entire year on, if i miss anything message me. thank u 4 ur support during this shit, meme year. 

- dabbing.  

- Zac Efron not going to hsm reunion 

- conchobar ???

- how would _ wear pants


-Jared Leto is the joker

 - badly drawn objects/animals that you have to put which represents you in the tags

- that fucking kazoo kid with the sad haircut and weird friends

 - damn Daniel back at it again with the white vans

 - paw paw 

 - WHO want lasagne

 - High School Musical 4

 -donald trump 

 -ted cruz is the zodiac killer 

 -that pic of shook mr. krabs 

 -that lady who supports trump and posts vids of her on Twitter (u are just a RAT !)

 -the 2016 election. 

 -“im triggered” 

 -drinking bleach 

 -here comes dat boi O shit waddup! 

 - jacob satorius (aka, jacob sagittarius, saggytits, shdksjdjsn, whatever ur preference is) 

 -chewbacca lady 

 -Don’t talk to me or my son ever again 

 -being excluded from this narrative 

 -tag yourself 

 -pokémon go 

 -a naked girl can get 10,000 RTs but how many can our troops get 

-megan from Drake & josh reaction pics 

 -caveman sponge bob 

 -dicks out for _____ 

 -HARAMBE. THERE IS SO MUCH HARAMBE 

 -Arthur fist 

 -Arthur tv show in general. (especially the sister love u D.W) 

 -Gavin -Marina Joyce 

 -found dead in Miami 

 -Kim kardashian “I’m like dropping hints that I’m dropping hints” (and other variations) 

 -can be your devil or your angle ? 

 -roses are red meme 

 -wholesome memes 

 -“*record scratch* *freeze frame* yup. that’s me. so you’re probably wondering how i got myself into this situation” meme 

-ryan lochte 

-angry Michele Phelps 

-clapping emoji for emphasis meme 

 -“you vs the guy she tells you to not worry about” 

 -that one gif of that girl in the pink skirt coming out a door with a smile (also known as davonne rogers from seasons 17 and 18 of big brother exiting the big brother house during season 17) 

 -100 layers of videos 

 -bernie watching tv 

 -80’s text meme 

 -the fucking clowns in america 

 -me, an intellectual: -don’t know why i’m crying in the club right now -confused blonde math lady 

 -“haters will say it’s fake” memes

 -confused people with a four pic collage with math symbols 

 -just a little something to take the edge off 

 -bitch im on 12 xanax 

 -scoobert doobert 

 -juju on that beat 

 -THE PENGUIN DRAMA. THE HUSBAND HOME-WRECKER AND WIFE 

 -vine dying 

 -joe biden and obama memes 

 -i am forcibly removed from ____ 

 -inner kermit 

 -melania trump voice: hello 

 -child: mom why is my cousin named jude? mom: bc ur aunt loved the beatles (insert name of song or album)

 -the bee movie but every time they say bee ____ videos (and so. many other variations the amount of times i have watched the bee movie this month) 

 -’X but every time Y happens it gets faster’ videos

 -“i fight so she doesn’t have to” meme

 -grey sweatpants challenge 

 -“bone apple teeth” “bone apple tea” “bone on some wheat” and other variations 

 -that one gif of that dude where it zooms in on his face and he shakes his head disapprovingly 

 -“she was fearless and crazier than him. she was his queen, and god help anybody that dared to disrespect his queen” memes

 -lazy town

 -honey bun baby

 -youtubers being overdramatic

-merry chrysler 

 -rain drop, drop top meme 

 - a dumb question but every time you add iq points it gets faster meme

-Can I copy your homework?“ “Yeah just change it a little so it doesn’t look obvious.” meme 

-take a fucking sip babes

Thank you for tagging me @chiquitosilver!! I think I did this on my other blog a long time ago but why not do it again? :D 

Rules: Tag 9 people you want to get to know better

Relationship status: Single because I’m a nerdy bagel

Favorite color(s): All shades and variations of blue pretty much! As you can tell by my blog lol

Lipstick or chapstick: I rarely use either but lipstick

Last song I listened to: How Wrong I Can Be by Hellogoodbye

Last movie I watched: Snatched

Top 3 TV shows: Sofia the First, Steven Universe, and Elena of Avalor :P

Top 3 characters: This is always so hard because I love so many characters and my level of favoritism for each one changes by the month but here it is at the moment: Cedric (StF), Sonic of course, Princess Elena (EoA)

Top 3 ships: SonicxKnuckles, Nick WildexJudy Hopps, and ElenaxNaomi

Books I am currently reading: I feel bad but lately I only read if it’s a school assignment so right now I’m reading A Brave New World because I have to.

Tag: Anyone who wants to do it because I’m too lazy. xP I’m breaking the rules woops

umbrakinetix-moved  asked:

I sent a request for an infp and an intp as college roommates, but something weird happened to the page OTL oh well.

*Offers you a hand to help you up* Please get off the floor, friend, you will get your INFP-INTP roommates, technical issues or not. Ou^

INTP and INFP stand side-by-side, gazing at their dorm. The beds are bunked by default.

INFP: So… which one do you want?

INTP: I don’t care, really.

INTP: Do you want to have them bunked? It is our room, after all. We don’t have to keep them this way.

INFP: I mean, I think it would be cool if we spaced them out, and maybe moved the dressers over here, and… hmmm.

INTP: Do you think we’ll still have an adequate usage of space with that design?

INFP: Oh. Umm.

INFP: I don’t know, maybe not…

INTP: Do you want to try?

INFP: I don’t know, I mean… that’s kind of a lot of work.

INTP: And a lot of upper-body strength.

INTP: We can talk about different ways to reorganise everything, soon though. We can think of everything we want to do, then narrow it down with what’ll conserve the most space.

INTP: Whenever, though.

INFP: Maybe we’ll just leave it like this for now?

INTP: And see how we like it this way, before changing it?

INFP: Yeah, totally!

INFP: We might actually really like it this way. It would have been a shame to change it without giving it a chance.

INTP: Yeah, that’s the reason.

INFP: Haha, I mean, it kind of is!

INTP: I agree, it definitely has its influence.

INTP: But we both know the underlying motive that’s helping this decision.

INFP: We’re lazy.    |    INTP: Laziness.

Both:  (~ ̄▽ ̄)~

INTP: But we’ll get to it.

INFP: No, yeah, absolutely!

INTP: Just not now.

INFP: …Tomorrow.

INTP: Ye– Mmm,

INTP: Maybe.

INFP: We’ll play it by ear.

INTP: Hahaha.

INFP: Okay, but really, is that okay with you?

INFP: Like, just seeing how this goes, first?

INTP: Yeah, sure, it’s fine. We’ve got plenty of time to change it. It’s not like any of this is permanent.

INFP: Okay, cool.

INFP: But really. Who is getting which bed?

INTP: Um, I’ll take the bottom bunk.

INFP (Internally): ヾ| ̄ー ̄|ノ

INFP: Yeah, sounds good.

Later that day…

INTP is laying down in his bed, legs folded, arms behind his head, and eyes closed, relaxing. INFP is above him, probably looking at a nature aesthetic blog on tumblr.

INTP: Hey, INFP.

INFP: Hm?

INFP: Yes?

INTP: Do you ever have those times where you’re really hungry, but you don’t want anything?

INFP: *Hangs over the edge of their bunk and looks at INTP, deadpanned*

INTP: *Opens one eye*

INFP: You mean like right now.

INTP: You too?

INFP: I’ve been distracting myself with the internet, hoping that I would figure it out, but I’ve not been thinking about it, and it’s just getting worse.

INTP: I’ve just been wrenching in emptiness for the past half hour.

INFP: Haha, oh my god.

INFP: We really have to figure this out, don’t we?

INTP: I remember reading that when you have this problem, drinking water helps.

INFP: Really? Why?

INTP: I don’t remember the whole reason.

INTP: But it was something about the intake “preparing you to eat”.

INTP: That’s not the best way to explain it, though. It’s more like, you’ll be more receptive to eating something after you’ve been drinking something.

INFP: Interesting!

INTP: Don’t take that as fact, though. I could be remembering wrong, and I don’t even remember where I read it.

INFP: Maybe we should give it a shot.

INFP: We can both go get some water or something, and try it out.

INTP: That’s a start.

INFP: What do you mean?

INTP: Well, we’ll have to do it many times, just for it to have potential for any kind of reliability. We don’t know how water affects this feeling verses something else, like a soft drink. Also, our stomachs and our preferences may be different, which may cause us to experience different degrees and variations of sensations.

INFP: Oh, wow. :O

INFP: Yeah, I guess you’re right. That’s going to take a long time!

INTP: Eh. We could also just look it up. Maybe there’s already information on it, already. But then again, the experimentation is half the fun.

INFP: Do you really want to do all of that?

INTP: Are you willing to stick to it for that long?

INFP: I can try! Are you willing to keep it going long enough?

INTP: *Shrugs* I dunno. Maybe.

INTP: We can start it right now, though, since we’re on the subject!

INFP: Yeah, okay.

INTP: Do you know where to get water?

INFP: Hmm… probably just at the diner in the next building over?

INFP: Maybe they’ll have those little refrigerators with beverages inside.

INTP: There could be a vending machine somewhere in our building, too.

INFP: Oh, yeah, and that.

INTP: Well, let’s go check it out. You up for it?

INFP: Sure!

INTP: Nice.

INFP: *Pulls himself back up to his bed*

INTP: *Bonks head, trying to get out*

INTP: Ow, god!

INFP: Pffffhehehehe!

INFP: Are you okay??

INTP: *Holding head*

INTP: I…I don’t know.

INFP: Pff, you’re probably fine.

INFP: If it really starts to hurt, we can get some ice or something, though.

INTP: How could I let that happen.

INTP: How did I not see that coming.

INFP: Come on, let’s go get our experimental water.

INFP: *Leading INTP out of their room*

INTP: *Distracted and looking back at the place he hit his head*

INTP: It just does’t make sense!