i have like 30 different versions of this


Realistic Lips for the Sims 4.

I think EA did an awesome job on the skin textures this time, I don’t even need to replace them (for the moment !). The only point that bothers me are the lips : maybe there is something wrong with their color, not pink enough to be realistic. That’s why I created this makeup, available for all age, girls and guys, in 30 different tones. 

There is three version in the archive, one categorized as a lipstick, and another one as a facepaint. 

The last one is a skin detail, so you don’t have to put the lipstick on every outfits, but there is a little issue with it : you can’t use it with most game lipsticks (the texture of the skin detail will hide the lipstick texture). Some lipstick, like this one from down-in-simsland (the only one I use :p), work fine with it. So use the skin detail version on your male sims, your children, and on your female sims if they use no lipstick or only use lipstick compatible with the skin detail (don’t worry if you use a non compatible lipstick, it will just be hidden).

You can have both in your game.

Download : SimFileShare

Looking for more colorful options ? Look at my brother’s work ;)

And if you like my creations, feel free to make a donation ! ;)

And if want to edit one of my custom content and share it, or use it as a base, please just ask. Don’t re-upload my content and claim it as your own !

cell113  asked:

Quick question: If Chapter 3 does a bunch of reveal stuff that clashes with what backstory you have already put together, are you all going to continue with your original version as an AU, or are you going to retcon for canon continuity? Cause I really love where you have taken this already, and I'd be sad to see everything be rewritten just cause the canon turned out more different than is/was workable.

(im not sure about an AU if it does happen. we will probably throw in any more canon info about the characters if some is revealed in ch 3, but we’ll most likely continue with our usual shenanigans about the studio! we never ACTUALLY were in the time era of the story/game (30 years prior is what we were always going for, yet things like old henry, ink sammy, monster bendy, and the searchers are still relevant on this blog) bc we want the blog to be mostly fun and silly for everyone to enjoy!)

anonymous asked:

Number 8

8. A “Spin the bottle” kiss

Dex had known this was going to be a disaster going into it. 

It was the last Kegster before midterms and everyone was drinking like it was the end of the world, trying to get as shitfaced as possible in preparation for the next two weeks of all-nighters. Jello shots were demolished, red solo cups littered the floor, and tub juice flowed freely through the Haus. Everyone was buzzed, and even though Dex didn’t normally like to drink too much at parties, he was steadily approaching “tipsy.” 

That was the first mistake. The second was letting Nursey rope him into a game of Spin the Bottle. 

He’d always sucked at games of chance, and now he was going to have to kiss Nursey, who would probably never let him live it down.

“I regret this party, I regret this friendship, and I regret this,” Dex scowled.

“Yeah, but you’re going to have to kiss me anyways. Suck it up, Poindexter.”

“You suck it up.” 

Nursey rolled his eyes, “Jesus Christ, why does everything have to be an ordeal with you?”

Dex could feel the nervous tension in his stomach build, souring the shots he’d let Holster talk him into taking. “Well, why did you force me into playing thi-” 

Nursey’s mouth was enough to get Dex from feeling like he was flustered-tipsy to feeling like he was devastatingly-drunk. He couldn’t even care that Nursey had interrupted him, as long as they stayed exactly where they were and Nursey was pressed warm and soft and insistent and-

Okay, He was pretty sure that was a wolf-whistle. 

He broke them apart. Nursey rolled with it good-naturedly, but his hand didn’t move from Dex’s back. 

“You kiss like a fucking exhibitionist,” Dex said, listing into Nursey’s side against his will. 

“Yeah?” Nursey said, spinning the bottle, then turning to face Dex. “Well you kiss like you liked it.” 

Dex snorted, leaning away from Nursey. “You wish.” 

“Chill, dude.” Nursey said as the bottle slowed to a stop in front of a brunette. He smiled like the cat that caught the canary when she started making her way across their group’s loose, lopsided circle towards him.

Dex got up to fill his drink. If he didn’t come back to the game, that had nothing to do with how much he didn’t want to see Nursey kissing other people.  

In response to some comments speculating whether Kenneth Branagh’s version of Murder on the Orient Express will change the identity of the murderer because the solution to the case is well known.

It would be truly shocking if they changed it and I doubt Ken would go that route. The solution to the mystery is what made the book famous. By altering the ending, you take away the shocking twist.

Ken did mention twists and surprises and that the movie won’t be what people expect, it’ll be scarier for one thing, he’s approaching it like a psychological thriller. Hopefully he won’t change the solution. If he did anything too crazy with the movie, the Agatha Christie Estate would never have allowed it, and their comments about his take have been extremely positive. :) They are executive producers on the movie, James Prichard is Christie’s great-grandson.

The average moviegoer knows little about Murder on the Orient Express beyond its pop culture significance. They might know the ending but not the particulars about the story, and they have no clue who Poirot is. There’s more to MOTOE than the solution. The plot structure, the characters, the red herrings, the “locked room mystery” aspect, etc.

That’s why I disagree with people who say a MOTOE remake is “pointless” after the 1974 movie version with Albert Finney because “everyone knows the solution now”. That was 40+ YEARS AGO. Are we supposed to wait decades still for a new Poirot? :) Why can Sherlock Holmes have countless adaptations (like 30 for The Hound of the Baskervilles alone) but not Poirot and MOTOE? :) Same with superheroes and other famous characters. Just because people know Superman’s origin story, it doesn’t mean it can never be adapted for the screen again.

Why is it “too soon after David Suchet”? I love David, he’s my Poirot but the different The Hound of the Baskervilles adaptations have been only a few years apart, surely the same can work for Poirot? David’s MOTOE version was in 2010 and it was for tv. His last ep was in 2013. In my opinion it’s about time the character was on the big screen again where he’ll get the most exposure and bring new fans to the Christie universe. Ken said if the movie does well, he’d love to do more.

Sorry for the rant! I’m happy by all the activity in the MOTOE tag since yesterday. :) An exciting time for our Poirot fandom! ♥ Hello, fresh new faces! :))

anonymous asked:

I don't think you got my message.... Since I didn't send it really early.... But hi!! I'm new and I love Pale and Template! I also shared your problem in thinking that people would think you're copying off of Reboot and Eraser.... But I actually gave up on the idea 😫

Nope, I saw the ask but uhm… I’m slow with replying. Right now, I still have like 30 asks floating around in my inbox and overall, I’m really slow with replying. Mostly because I wanna answer some asks with drawings. orz

What I can say about this is just: Remember the two cake thing.

I was scared about this, too, but that didn’t stop me to do it anyway ^^;

As long as you don’t copy characters straight off, it’s fine. Besides, you can always give them different names if you still wanna make your own versions. Like, how about Bleach and Sketch instead? There a plenty of names you can use. If you have concept and ideas that go beyond design and a name, I’m sure they are going to become unique and cool characters. It’s never too late to be creative!^^

Ok, I’m gonna to rewrite my impressions about Kaisoo EXO Pepero CF, because I did some research about Pepero Day and I have so much feels to dispose to tell!

Pepero Day it’s a day that resembles Valentine’s Day. It’s celebrated on November 11th and it’s a day a person can buy a Pepero and give to someone they like. It doesn’t need to be a boyfriend/girlfriend/crush. You can choose a friend or someone in your family or work colleague. It’s a big commercial day in South Korea, but I won’t talk about this.

Anyway, first of all, I just love how Lotte loves Kaisoo. I think they see the chemistry between them something that SMEvil ignores most of the time tbh and puts them together at every oportunity they have like

Before you bash on me, I just want to say that I know this isn’t from Pepero CF, but Pepero is manufactured by Lotte Confectionery, so do you think it’s a coincidence? Because I don’t.  

But the pictures/gif below are actually from Pepero and it’s interesting how they end being paired up together or put side by side in advertisements. Probably it doesn’t have any ulteror motive, but, as I said, I don’t believe in coincidences. And I’m desilusion as fuck, deal with it.

CF Pepero 15s Version

CF Pepero 30s Version

Now, talking about Pepero CF.  It’s getting closer to Pepero Day (everybody must remember that it’s a day compared to Valentine’s Day in SK), so the CF’s theme (both 15s and 30s) is basically about EXO boys having fun with each other and with other people they like (as friends, colleagues, whatever). But they have a difference, that’s important to be noticed! Lotte’s 15s CF title is basically this: “Don’t you smell the sweet fragrance coming from somewhere?! A romatic Pepero day just like God EXO-K’s warm hug. We will be happy if we share!_15s". They start hugging each othet, what’s a ordinary thing to do. “Okay, let’s hug my buddies and let a lot of strangers come to us! Yey”.

But, after the message (“Be closer to people you’re close with, be close to people were once close with again and start being close to the people you want to be close with today”), something “weird” happens. We can see some random female girl feeding Sehun the pepero, the elder couple with the Pepero boxes heart and… Jongin feeding Kyungsoo. It’s okay, like, it’s not the first time this happens and, FUCK, KAISOO, but I want to be rational for a minute or two, because I think Kaisoo’s appearance wasn’t random (like nothing Lotte does). What I want to say, is that Kaisoo’s appearance has a meaning. 

I think Lotte’s objective is to show three types of couples at this 15s CF: the young and straight one (Sehun and the girl), the elder couple who appears next and Kaisoo as a new type of couple that can’t be just ignored: the same sex couple. This theory can be controversial for some, because “oh, they’re Korea, Koreans are homophobes and conservatives, etc, etc”. But it kind of makes sense, because 1) if you compare this CF with the 30s one, you will see that the first one has a romantic feeling on it. Even the video titles bring this feeling (the one who appears in 30s is just: “The official Pepero Day countdown! You will be happy if you share a pepero with EXO-K who fire shots to the heart!_30s”). The 30s CF brings a bigger meaning of what friendship and companionship means. It’s interesting as well, but not in the same way as 15s CF.  2) I think that, even in a conservative country like South Korea, homosexuality is a reality. Same sex couples there are kind of opressed if compared with other countries across the globe, but they exist! So, maybe Lotte thought that Kaisoo scene could be a way to motivate same sex couples to buy their products and give them to the person they love, like straight couples do, without being too obvious. 3) It’s subtle, but intimate at the same time. It can show some brotherly affection, but the entire 15s video didn’t pass me this impression. The viewer can see affection in the small details, from the way Kyungsoo eats the pepero to the way Jongin looks at Kyungsoo and gives him the pepero. It’s intimate even with Chanyeol and Suho on the background. Did you notice that, even with they appearing on the scene, neither of them stare much at Kaisoo? They didn’t even feed each other like Kaisoo did, and it was something they could have done easily and it would be explanable enough. But it would ruin their moment somehow and don’t pass the real meaning of it. I dare say that Chanyeol and Suho were just there to not make Kaisoo’s part in this CF more obvious than already is. Just to make everything to seem normal and nice to see on TV.

I don’t mean that this CF is Kaisoo’s way to tell the world that they’re a real couple even if I wanted to, tbh, or that they’re gay or something like that. My point is that, for some reason, Lotte sees Kaisoo the same way as their shippers. Probably, not like a legitate couple like some shippers do, but they see… Something. If it’s a spark or connection of feeling between the two, I don’t know. They just have this feel that every interaction with them is full of happiness and so carefree that looks like they’re enjoying this moments with each other.

And it’s one of them most beautiful things about Kaisoo and one of the reasons that made a lot of fans and Lotte fall in love with them.

actually lemme talk about this for a second - this FUCKING SONG has been in my head for a week. And my problem is, the original song doesn’t have a tempo or structure that I like and I don’t care to listen to it, whereas this 30 second cover done for a commercial 11 years ago has the perfect tempo but is only 30 seconds long. Now, a small handful of people have tried to do full covers of the original song based on the commercial but all of them lack something that I want for it or structure it in a way I wouldn’t, so I’m never satisfied. And I have no musical talent whatsoever but I keep finding myself singing different versions of this song and making up new lyrics/patching in lyrics from other songs and trying to make it work but, again, I have no talent in music, so it’s just a mess all around and I am hyper fixated on it and it’s driving me cRAZY

so anyway this is a solid supercorp song, this song that doesn’t totally exist.

“There’s a scene, late in the movie, with Kate McKinnon, that made me feel like I’ve never felt at a movie before. (No, it wasn’t the vibrating chair talking, this was real.) I should confess: Some of this is personal. My favorite character, in any big action-ensemble movie, is always the demolitions guy: the mad scientist, the weapons expert, the damage-dealer, the one who just wants to see stuff blow up. I say “demolitions guy” because he’s always a guy; they never cast the mad scientist or gun nut as a woman. But in this movie, he’s Kate McKinnon.

So she gets the scene these guys always get, in a movie like this. She has a wonderful new toy. The film slows down. She starts moving, and sure enough, she just starts unleashing raw havoc everywhere.

Something in my chest opened up. This is it, I realized. This is the thing I never got to see before. The scene where the demolitions guy is a girl. I was right: It actually does feel different when it’s a girl. This must be how guys feel every time they watch one of these movies. This is it, the version that’s for me, the scene I always wanted, and it’s here.

I don’t know what that feeling was, or how to describe it. But here’s the best way I can: For all the talk about “childhoods,” I got exactly 30 seconds in that movie where I felt like I was 8 years old again. Except that it was better than being 8 years old. It was like being 8 years old would have been, if the world had been fair.

I didn’t realize the political implications until I was out of the theater. I didn’t realize that this was also an openly queer actress, playing a more-or-less openly queer character (and we could do with more “more” and less “less,” Sony), that it might have hit other people in the audience even harder than it hit me, and for that reason. I didn’t think about anything, except that a woman was getting the same big slo-mo blowing-shit-up scene a million guys have gotten, and that scene is awesome. I’ve always loved that scene. Women aren’t treated as a big boundary-breaking historic symbol of progress and equality, in this movie. They’re treated like people.

And then you go out into the real world, where thousands of people are trying to hurt Leslie Jones on Twitter, and everyone hates Ghostbusters again. The same world you went into Ghostbusters to escape. But you can escape it, for a little while, in that theater. There’s a reason we need movies like these, after all.”

– Sady Doyle, These Times

i think deadpool should show up in every marvel movie now, kinda like stan lee. and he’ll be disguised too; a pedestrian, taxi driver, bar tender. only difference is he should have his entire dead pool costume on underneath his disguise: mask, weapons, hello kitty back pack and the rest of it. but because he’s kinda in a different version of marvel no one would fucking notice. like he’s dressed up as peter parkers fucking gym teacher and he does not notice the bright red suit. he’s dressed as a waiter at tchallas mansion and no one FUCKING NOTICES. @ marvel, this is what i need

anonymous asked:

You ever think about having a Phantom Thief OC? Like moreso than just having large amounts of different versions of the main character. I mean a full on, symbolism for that character in particular, and all. Like mine is a man who's styled around American gangsters from the 20s and 30s, and his Personas are John Dillinger the bank robber & his Ultimate Persona is Scarface, AKA Al Capone, with "Little Friend" from the 80s movie.

Not really, I mean I use to create a bunch of OCs for fandoms like RWBY when I was really into it

But it’s one of those things where I just realized I could be using that time to create an OC for my stories instead of someone elses.

hallo! so i’ve been using my ipad for school for about a year now, and i have accumulated lots and lots of hacks and tricks to make the most out of it instead of having it as an additional distraction!!

on parents’ trust

parent’s trust are super important when it comes to getting a new device, which is why you should have a one-month bootcamp for both you and your parents.

  • make sure you have no game apps on there, and show them that you don’t
  • every time ur going to use it for homework or for studies, tell them. and if ur going to use it for youtube and all that jazz, inform them too.
  • be on ur best behavior and make sure you don’t slack and cave into ur desires. 
    • ur parents are bound to check on you so this is important!
    • this will also train ur self-discipline

on using it for entertainment

i highly recommend not using it for games and social media. but if you do…

  • turn off notifications!! don’t allow them to show on ur lockscreen too
    • when ur not constantly reminded, ur waaay less likely to check on it.
    • i turned off notifs for tumblr and instagram and i found out i didn’t check on them that much!!
  • ask urself: “do i already have this on my phone? do i rly need another medium to use it?”
  • a lot of my friends do this!! delete ALL ur entertainment apps about a 2 weeks to 1 month before exams!! 

on storage

i personally bought the 128 gb one, but even after using it for a year and downloading all content all my 8+ subject teachers send me, i only used up 19gb.

  • spring clean ur ipad every term!!
    • you most probably don’t need all those pics, especially all the ones you already have on ur phone
    • and do you rly need 7 notetaking apps? 
    • actually, you know what? do you rly need half the apps you downloaded? do you even use them?
  • only download what you need!
    • i have a classmate who syncs all her photos from her phone to her ipad.
    • friendly reminder that ur device is supposed to be for work and for work ONLY
  • sync ur work!
    • third party apps like dropbox should honestly be used to store all ur documents, like powerpoints, pdfs, and notes from the previous semester.
      • they don’t take up as much space on ur device and then you get to delete ur files from ur device but you can still access them!!

on accessories

  • a good expensive cover is recommended
    • sure, it’s expensive and you might see a similar one for like half the price, but quality is important
    • friendly reminder: ur gonna be whipping it out in school and at home and you don’t want one that spoils easily / doesn’t protect ur device!!
  • is a stylus necessary?
    • i don’t recommend buying this until ur familiar w ur ipad and how u use it best
    • but if you do find out that you prefer to handwrite ur notes on an app, a stylus is honestly ur savior.
    • do ur research!! my adonit jot pro was recommended tons of times and it was q expensive but it’s worth it. 
      • my friend bought a knock-off version and wasted $30 and went to buy the real thing in the end sooo :/

on class sharing

some classes in my school do these and like it helps a lot so i highly rec!!

  • having a class homework list document
    • google docs is a great app!
    • but just where y’all note down ongoing homework for each subject and their duedates
  • sharing a class subject notes document
    • google docs is also amazing
    • make sure to turn on the ‘can edit’ or else it’ll have no use lmao
    • but it’s where everyone compiles their notes. so if someone has additional notes from a different class they went to [maybe tuition or a make-up lesson] y’all can use it too
    • or if ur unable to make it one day, or was just super sleepy on one particular lesson, it’s great to reference!
    • make sure to give each subject a document each!!

on apps

i have some app recommendations are y’all ready. this are just some apps that nobody talks about but are crazy cool. if y’all want a full list, please request!!

[ ‘a’ for appstore and ‘p’ for google playstore]

  • newsloop [free] [ a ] [ p ]
    • all news from all news platform in one place. categorized.
  • onenote [free] [ a ] [ p ]
  • notability [paid] [ a ]
    • the price fluctuates like crazy, so i highly recommend waiting for it to cool down rn
      • the lowest i’ve seen it go was S$1+ and it’s now S$6+ sooo
  • scannable [free] [ a ]
    • this is crazy cool, it scans ur irl paper w just ur device like wtf how
    • you can adjust the frame so the results are always v accurate!!

+ my take on the new ipad pro

my friend bought it this year to replace her new ipad and let’s just talk about how it is unconventional on so many levels. sure, it’s gr8 but maybe not for school yaknow

  • it’s heavy. like v heavy.
  • it also takes up waaay too much space on ur already small desk
  • my friend complains about this a lot: everything you do can be seen by everybody. even if ur in the front of the class and the person is at the back.
  • tbh the extra size doesn’t change anything.

i’m not against it, like it’s totally cool. but i’m talking about lugging this to school every day. i’m still v pro-apple tho so no hate lmao. just maybe not for school. definitely not for school.

+ my other tips

these are just some tips i thought of, maybe i’ll do a part 2 one day?? i hope this helped you!!

anonymous asked:

For the question thing; 4, 13 and 28?

4. If you were to make a Phantom movie, who would you cast (dead or alive)?

I’m quite frankly the worst to ask about fancasting or dreamcasting - I don’t have any specific way of seeing the character (nobody’s asked me #30, but if they did, I would say that I’ve seen so many different versions that it’s all blended together so that Erik and all the other characters look like vaguely humanoid, flesh-colored blobs with no faces), so I can’t cast based on looks, and I feel like most actors can do a competent job of portraying the characters, given a good script and direction. So you know… *shrug*. Anyone good.

13. How often do you bring up PotO in real life among friends and strangers? 

Very rarely. I tend to keep my obsessions tamped down and private, so I only talk about them if asked, or if I hear or see something related to it. (My dad is the best outlet for it, because he’ll sometimes listen to musicals. Most recently, he listened to a recording of the title song saying he didn’t know who the cast was, only for me to launch myself at his computer and yell, “That’s Emmy Rossum! I recognize her… vocal qualities.”)

I also think that while a lot of people know of POTO, most are not really obsessed fans. My current job also has me working with preteens and teenagers, so when I can bring up something I’m obsessed with as a way of relating to them, it’s usually something more popular, like… the MCU, or Star Wars, or whatever.

28. Do you let non-phans know how big your obsession really is?

Ha, well, this kind of relates to the above, and the answer is really the same: no, not really, because I tend to keep the stuff I like quiet and to myself.

I’ve been doing several Glitch YCHs and I’d like to open for regular commissions in this style as well!


G L I T C H Commission Info:
- $30 / image
- +$10 / extra character
- +$5 / wings, extra limbs, ect
- +$5 / NSFW

Images are more or less “wing it” style - give me a character and maybe a general aesthetic feeling you’d like, and let me do the rest! If you have any specific clothing or accessories you’d like, please let me know!

Images will be from ¾ body to full body and have simple shading and highlights.

You will receive 4 different versions of your image. Possibly more!

Please have a ref sheet and a paypal address where I can send an invoice!

PM Me if you’re interested! 


7/30/2016- Pony acquisition post #347: G4 Sticker Book- now with Baby Flurry Heart!

Year released: 2016

A new sticker book has been spotted at Costco- with some much needed updates! Costco has held a very similar sticker book for a few years now (I have the older version), but it seems like they updated it!! Now this sticker book includes holofoil stickers with many more new and different vectors- such as rarer vectors of the mane 6 and the Princesses, and now including Baby Flurry Heart sticker vectors! How super cute! The first few pages of this sticker book are totally new and include some adorable stickers- and I’ve always been a huge fan of stickers- especially ones with new vectors! Also, there are three posters on the back, one of which does feature Baby Flurry Heart! I guess even the licensed media is jumping on the train of promoting the new little princess!

I stuck some of these new stickers in my sticker book of course, and I think they are all super cute!

Original Condition: Mint!

Flaws: none

Restoration materials:  none

Current condition: Some stickers removed!


Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2,285

Request: I’m could I have a deanxreader where she’s 18 (deans his 36 self) (they’re dating) and she doesn’t listen, Dean won’t let her on a case because it’s to dangerous and tells her to stay in the bunker, but she doesn’t listen (like usual) and goes on a different more dangerous hunt alone to prove herself, well she kills it and gets back, not before the boys get back. And her and Dean have an argument about how it was irresponsible and childish of her to do it

And: Could I have a deanx reader where she’s 18 (he’s still 30 something) and she’s like the girl version of him, TFW and her are hunting together. Her and dean aren’t dating but they hook up a lot. When ever people call her a kid, it makes her sad, and when they’re on a wolf case, she jumps in front of Dean to save him, and they get into a fight and he calls her a “stupid kid” and she runs off and he finds her and tells her he loves her?

Warnings: None

A/N: So I lumped these 2 requests together since they’re so similar. I made the reader’s age 20 and Dean’s 30 cause I didn’t feel comfortable writing an 18 year age gap. Hope you enjoy though!

For  aobsessedwithfandoms and anon

Your name: submit What is this?

The motel room was buzzing with activity; Dean packing guns and lore books into bags, Sam loading up supplies in the Impala and talking to someone over the phone, and then there was you, the statue sitting still in a hurricane of movement.

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Wait, what happened? Why were you fired?

It’s a pretty long story and generally gets chalked up to mismanagement and a toxic working environment. I don’t blame myself, especially since someone is fired at that job every 2 weeks. (We would get e-mail notices when someone ‘left the company’.) But it still stings. The kicker is I’d spent a fair amount of money on buying work-appropriate clothing that I can’t pay back without an income. I also happen to be one of the kinds of creatures that needs to eat to survive… but that’s where you come in!

So what are you selling?

Two types of drawings. One of busts with simple colors, and the playing cards I had for special commission last February.

This is a sample bust in the coloring style I’ll use. Other busts in various coloring styles can be seen at this link.

These are sample cards. More cards to look at are here, link one, link two, and link three

So how much is each?

A single bust is 7 USD. Adding a second, like in the example, brings that to 11 USD. This can be the same character or a different one.

A single playing card is 20 USD. Buying a pair is 30 USD. (Note: There is an extra 10 USD for playing cards like the Marceline & Ice King pair which have two different versions of the character.)

Do you have a list of stuff you will or won’t do?

will draw OCs, fan-art, and more humanoid anthro things. 

This time, I will not draw full images or offer adjustments more complicated than tweaking colors or other minor things. 

Are there any rules I should know about?

Just a few details,

  • I take payment up-front and retain ownership of the art.
  • Please don’t upload to deviantART or here on tumblr. I post my art in both places already, so you can reblog or link. 

How do I place an order?

E-mail me at DalalNaoum@gmail.com with the title “Emergency Commission”. In the e-mail, let me know which type of commission you want, include your references, and anything else I might need to know. I’ll tell you how much it is and send a paypal invoice to be paid.

And please! Signal boost this as far as you can, I really appreciate it!!

anonymous asked:

Could you explain what you mean by shutdown? I know that it might be difficult to explain to someone allistic, but I'd like to understand autistic traits better.

Sorry for being a little snippy here, but I do feel it’s important to voice my frustration when I initially received this message. Seeing as it was in the middle of a very bad shutdown, I was kinda’ pissed that I was expected to answer questions about it. Especially seeing as it’s a common term within the autistic community, and there are tons of autism blogs run by autistic people that are there specifically for answering questions like this. I’m not blaming you or anything, Anon, I just wanted to have my frustration be heard and gotten out of the way.

Now, what the hell’s a shutdown? I’m gonna’ get pretty in-depth here, as much as I can. Forgive any weird shit, I’m still regaining brain functioning.

Basically, autistic folk have different brains. They’re wired differently. A lot of things that are normal and not stressful at all, are super stressful to an autistic person. Like, I shutdown this time because I’d gone on a trip to visit family. Which involves a ton of socializing. Socializing is extremely stressful to me, because I don’t technically know how allistic conversation works, exactly. Instead, I have to be conscious of all the rules I’ve learned that govern allistic interaction. And a lot of guesswork. Pretty stressful. It’s like having to do long division in my head whenever someone says something to me.

So the autistic brain, when forced to perform to allistic standards, basically goes into a stress response thing. Like, everyone gets it, it’s the same stress response, but the stress you might get from being chased by lions or having to give a really big important speech or not knowing if you’ll be able to pay rent, is the same stress level I might get from, say, the tv being too loud (for me, which is a decent volume for other people), or the ambient noise/lighting in a restaurant, or having a conversation with someone.

And there are two ways that an autistic brain will tend to respond to this. Shutdown or meltdown. (Insert disclaimer here that not all autistic folk experience both, or either) Meltdown is the classic image of an autistic person throwing things, punching things, slamming doors, hitting themselves, biting themselves or other things, screaming, or crying. (all extremely satisfying, actually. Someone said once that it was a physical manifestation of how much the brain hurt. I like that description) The shutdown is when the brain stops working all together. I tend to mildly dissociate, sleep for extreme periods of time (12 hours mostly in one sitting, then various naps afterwards), have an extremely difficult time moving, have extremely disorganized thoughts, and generally just feel like I’ve been hit by a fucking train. Also, I’ve found, that I get urges to engage in harmful stims (self-stimulatory behaviour), which feeds into my theory that personally, my shutdowns are due to going past the point of meltdown by mildly dissociating so that I don’t behave “inappropriately” and therefore tire myself out further and just completely fuck myself over.

Another analogy that I find helps, though a lot of autistic folk personally don’t like it because of the subhuman connotation, is a comparison to a computer. Daily functioning on an allistic level, for me, is like running twenty different high-intensity programs on a really shitty computer. Like, a full version of photoshop, several intense games with maxed out graphics and settings, five internet browsers with 30 tabs open on each (coincidentally, the number of tabs I have open rn), five music players all blaring music, and three video players playing HD movies. While sitting in 100 degree weather. The poor computer is gonna’ overheat or something. But instead of actually doing anything, turning it off or reducing the number of programs, you just stick a fan and a bucket of ice under it. Then it shuts off with a blue screen of death, and somehow your system is fucked up and it takes forever to boot the computer back up. Again, reminder, the activities that cause this level of stress can include driving, going to the store, cleaning, having a conversation with someone, being in a room with a loud noise source (that allistic people don’t think is too loud at all), or with multiple quieter noise sources, cooking, or even just physical stuff like being hungry/thirsty, having to go to the bathroom, or strong emotions.

I hope this helps explain it in a way that’s understandable. I am still willing to answer further questions, it was just bad timing that I got this ask when my brain was barely functioning. Although also, for future reference, the tag actuallyautistic on tumblr (tumblr.com/tagged/actuallyautistic) is where autistic folk put their experiences. And while it’s not cool to post there if you’re allistic (meaning you aren’t even seriously questioning whether you may be autistic or not), it’s very cool to read what actually autistic people have to say about their experiences, and get more than one point of view. Plus, there are lots of blogs dedicated to answering these types of questions, if I’m ever unable to for any reason.

AoLI Audio Book

UPDATE 3: A second winner has been selected and contacted. They’ll have a chance to respond, and if they do, they’ll receive the galley; if not, I’ll do a new drawing. See this post for more details about why there were two winners.

I’ve got some more news regarding The Art of Language Invention coming September 29th from Penguin Books. Penguin has hired someone to do the audio version of the book—me! Not that there were likely a ton of options (there’s more than 30 different languages used in the book, many of which I created), but it should make for a fun read and listen. It means I’ll be reading sections like this, with sound effects:

For example, an English word like lava is pretty understandable: you’ve got an l sound, a nice open a vowel, a v sound, and then a kind of reduced a sound. Even though languages will use different sounds, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that type of word in any given language. It would be odd to find a word like la§a in a language. How do you pronounce la§a? Pretty much like lava, except instead of putting a v sound in between the a vowels, you clap your hands together once. So l-a-CLAP!-a.

Or switching between languages like this:

At some point in time, we stopped pronouncing a [k] sound in front of an [n] sound at the beginning of a word (hence knot, knee, knock, etc.). It might seem odd to a modern-day English speaker to ever have that combination of sounds begin a word, but it happens. Initial [kn] clusters are preserved in German (cf. Knoblauch [ˈkno.blawx] “garlic”) and in Russian (cf. книга [ˈkni.gə] “book”).

Or saying things in Irathient like this:

1. Gyaba Deivid Bəwi. [ɟa.ba de.vid bə.wi]
2. Gyaba Deivid Bəwi? [ɟa.ba de.vid bə.wi]
3. Deivid Bəwi hazə? [de.vid bə.wi ha.zə]

I.e. “David Bowie is a genius”, “Is David Bowie a genius?” and “What is David Bowie?” (answer: he’s a genius).

In conjunction with this post, I’d also like to announce that I’ll be giving away a galley copy of The Art of Language Invention!

In fact, that one right there. I or my cat might even decorate it in some way, like so:

Roman has dusty little paws! Anyway, this is an uncorrected proof copy, so it’s pretty rare (and contains some embarrassing typos that slipped past me! Like where I wrote “even though her actual name is Daenerys, not Khaleesi, ARRRRGGHHHHH!” when I meant to write “.”). If you’d like to own your very own “not ready for public consumption but like 90% totally legit done and ready” copy of The Art of Language Invention, you must do one of the following by 10:00 a.m. on July 13th, 2015:

  • Reblog this post (favorites are appreciated, but they do not count for this).
  • Retweet the tweet associated with this post (favorites are appreciated, but they do not count for this).
  • Share this post on Facebook (likes are appreciated but they do not count for this; see notes below for more details).
  • Share/reshare this post on Google+ (+1′s are appreciated but do not count for this; see notes below for more details).
  • Compose your own post on Tumblr or your own tweet on Twitter that links to this post (but you MUST tag me on Tumblr or mention me on Twitter—@Dedalvs—otherwise I won’t know about it!).

Of those entries that do one of the above, I will select exactly one winner and will contact them via the social media platform they used to enter (that means if you create a Tumblr or Twitter account just to enter, please pay attention to it on or near July 13th.

A couple of notes: If you make a post on Facebook, I have to be able to find out about it in some way. Facebook has a lot of privacy settings built in, so if you can’t show me your post, I can’t count it. If you make a post on Google+, tag me in it. You can find me here.

If you just need to contact me by e-mail, check out my site artoflanguageinvention.com. Otherwise, thanks for reading, and best of luck if you’re trying to win a copy!



Hello. Got another blue pencil sketch here. This one took about 30 minutes to sketch and posed her in a sort of elegant yet confident posture. I tried to go for an African appearance for her wardrobe. Much of her clothing is inspired by traditional African dress with obvious liberties taken. The hair is more of a Greco-Roman hairstyle than African, but I liked how it looked on the character. It’s like blending different cultures into one character. Also have a colored version of the sketch. I like the green dress and purple hair on her. Originally, I wanted her hair to be black, but a couple people I know suggested a purple color and I think it looks way better. I knew I wanted her dress to be green but not a flat green. So, I gave it a red trim with a simple design on it.