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Not Just The Game

pt.1

Lance smiled at another dull face in the crowd, giving his usual spiel about how great this world used to be and how the player needed to save it. He gestured widely to a dark castle with glowing purple streaks through it.

“You need to save the castle from Zarkon before it’s too late!”

“No shit.” Lance hated the smartasses.

“What is your name, brave warrior?”

“Pidge” the word appearing before Lance, as the player said it, in blinding white Times New Roman. Why couldn’t they have at least picked an interesting font for me to look at? When giving a customized response the player is allowed to pick a font, they can change it at any point in the game but most players keep it the same. It’s damn boring.

“My name is Lance if you ever need help during a game you can call upon me to give you tips! During your adventure, you will face Zarkon’s son Lotor many times. As you progress so will he so stay vigilant and remember patience yields focus.” that last part isn’t in the script, but when he was a child his coach used to say that all the time. The player thanked him with a curt nod.

“What is your class, Pidge?” as he says this, although he cannot see it, five choices pop up on their screen. Fighter, Shield, Thief, Architect, and Mage. Each choice has its own special abilities. A Fighter does much more damage while in close combat and is the main attacker while the player is fighting in a party, a Shield has greater defense than any other category and their job while in a party is to protect the other players, the Thief can run at incredible speeds and has the highest stealth and while in a party their job is to steal the powerups and get them to their team or use them themselves to defeat the other team, the Architect’s abilities are manipulation of any map (or world more precisely) in a party their job is to manipulate the map in their teams favor (making stairs, knocking down walls, moving objects, etc.), and a Mage is able to master certain types of magic and can use them to levitate, manipulate, transfigure, set on fire, and soak objects in water. All of this is explained on Pidge’s screen as they make a decision.

Their hand reaches out to touch the air and Lance sees “Architect” appear in front of him in bland, white font.

“So you chose Architect,” Lance deadpans, “As an Architect, you have one of the most challenging jobs. While not being the strongest or fastest you are able to almost control your enemies movements.You will have to be able to calculate what they do next and block every way they could carry out that plan. In a team your main job will be to help them if you so choose to join a party.” he recites his script with a bored expression.

“Well you sound excited don’t you.”

Smartass. Although all he wants to do is snark back at them he forces a smile onto his face and follows his prompt. For all this player knows he’s an AI incapable of its own thoughts. Half of that was true. “Enjoy the game and play safely. Remember all betting and gambling are illegal.” he smiles, “Smartass.” he says out loud this time, although under his breath. The player gasps, seeming to have heard him and walks away staring at him wide-eyed. He smirks. He’ll get in deep shit for this but it was worth it to see the look on their face.

Another player approaches Lance and he turns toward them, still slightly smirking. His eyes fall on a shorter man with long black hair, navy blue (or is it purple?) eyes, and pale skin. He’s dressed in a red tunic with gold intertwining vines on it, he has on a pair of black pants, his boots are gray and extend to the bottom of his knees, and he wears a dark red mask- that matches his tunic- on the lower half of his face. His pants puff out slightly from where they are tucked in at the tops of his boots. The dark color scheme is a stark contrast to the bright and happy greens, yellows, and auburns of the last player. Lance assumes he’ll pick Fighter. He repeats his story to him and waits for the player to choose a name.

“Keith,” he says

The name appears in a light purple. It’s written in a bold and boxy, yet smooth and sad font Lance can’t name but decides to call Nexzela. He’s not sure where the name comes from but it seems appropriate.

“Hello Keith,” he says putting more flirt into his voice like he usually does when he sees a particularly attractive player. He smirks as he sees him brush at this. He goes on to explain the different categories of the game as Keith reads through them. Without hesitation he picks Mage. The shock must show on Lance’s face because the player looks confused and says,

“How intelligent do they make these things?” he says it to himself not thinking that the AI would understand what he was saying in any way. Of course, he does and Lance feels his face grow warm, thankful that virtual features only pick things like that up if you’re a player.

Keith swears he saw a blush of red on the AI’s feature. But it’s just a glitch in the game. It’s gotta be, right?

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HEY KID, HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO WRITE YOUR ENGLISH ESSAYS COMPLETELY IN CODE? WELL, NOW YOU CAN DO THAT! 

Presenting one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever spent three hours on: 

Fordese. Exactly as seen in Journal 3, but as a font. You too can confuse your work partner, twin brother, and dream demon arch-nemesis by simply typing on the keyboard as normal, no pen needed!

I must thank @picnokinesis and the fics they wrote in code for putting the random inspiration in my mind to do this, ahahah. XD 

The font includes all coded letters from A-Z, both in uppercase and lowercase. (They’re both the same, though- I just figured it wouldn’t hurt to double up.) It has a full set of numbers, and the most common punctuation. Some of the letters are annoyingly close to each other, but it couldn’t easily be helped. 

But hey, if anyone actually uses this and makes a post, please feel free to tag me in it so I can see! And if anyone tries this out and there’s any major issues with it, let me know and I can try to fix it! :D

You can find the font right here!

Public speaking is very few people’s favorite thing. It can be so terrifying to get up in front of a whole class and present your project, so here are a few tips on nailing your next speech and feeling a little less nervous while you’re at it.

i. preparing your speech

  • Start with a topic that you care about, and be sure that:
    • It’s not too general that you don’t have enough time to cover it (like ‘the history of the US’ for a five minute speech) or too specific that you will run out of material.
  • Some people talk faster when they are nervous, some people slow down. Find out which you are and plan accordingly.
  • Make several drafts, and send them to your teacher if you can.
  • Create your visual aids (PowerPoint, handouts, etc) before your final draft, so you can make changes as necessary.
  • Don’t put too much text on your slides, other wise your audience (and maybe you) will get distracted by trying to read them.
    • Stick to using slides for quick facts, statistics, and pictures.
  • Don’t use the sound effects options they have for changing slides, it will just be a distraction.
  • For a speech you’re just giving once, you probably won’t have the timing down enough to use automatic changes.
  • Don’t put too much information on one slide. Just the point you’re on, and maybe the next, will be enough to fill it if your font is as large as it should be. 
  • Make sure you have your slides saved in at least two places (typically a flash drive and your email) so that if you can’t access one you have a back up.
  • Think about what questions people might have about your topic, and be prepared to answer them. Also brush up on any opposing views if the exist so that you can address those, both in the speech and in questions.

ii. making your flashcards 

  • Write bigger and clearer than you think you need.
    • I find it a bit difficult to read when I get nervous, especially when I’m just glancing down quickly. Write in print, and stick to just one or two points per card so that you can write largely.
  • Don’t write whole sentences, just key words.
    • If you have too much information you’ll be tempted to read it all off. Instead, just write down a word or two that will remind you of your point if you get off track.
  • Number your flashcards, and consider putting them on a ring. 
    • That way, if you drop your cards on the way up you won’t start out flustered.
  • Remember to put when to change the slide so you don’t forget and end up behind, or leaving it on the same slide the whole time. 
  • Color code your cards so that you can see what’s happening at a glance.
    • I typically use blue for stats/things I need to quote directly, grey for slide changes, and pink for points to emphasize. 
  • All speeches should end with you asking for questions, so be sure to add that into your last card. 

iii. practicing

  • Always practice out loud, even if you feel silly. 
    • It’s important to hear and feel yourself saying the speech to get comfortable performing it.
  • Time yourself practicing your rough draft a few times, so you know if you need to make it longer or shorter. 
  • Practice with your visual aids a few times
  • Practice it all the way through if you can; if you mess up, brush it off and keep going.
  • Film yourself practicing, so you can see if there’s anything you’re not noticing that you need to adjust.
  • Practice everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes some days.
  • The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll feel.

iv. getting ready to speak

  • On the day of your speech, be sure to eat a good breakfast/lunch so you don’t get light headed.
  • Dress in an outfit that makes you feel confident and isn’t distracting: no busy patterns, large logos, or short hemlines that you would be tugging at the whole time. 
  • Double check that you have everything you need before you leave – cards, slides, and any handouts you may need.
  • This TED Talk has some great tips on faking confidence. I highly recommend watching it, but if you don’t have the time one of the take aways is that certain poses can trick your brain into feeling confident. She actually suggests going into a bathroom stall and standing in a “Superman” sorta pose for a minute or so. You’ll feel really silly, but strangely it helps. 
  • While you’re in there, adjust your hair/check your teeth so you’re not worried about that when you get up there. 
  • If you get to choose when you speak, think strategically: will going first and getting it out of the way make you feel better? Or would you rather wait and see a few people speak first?
    • I really don’t suggest waiting until the very last slot, but I like to go second or third to have the best of both worlds.
  • When you get to class, lay out everything you need and glance over your notes one more time. Then take a deep breath. You’ve got this.

v. the speech

  • When you get up to speak, take your time laying out everything you need and setting up your slides. 
  • After you’ve gotten the slides on, test the remote to see how sensitive it is. Just flipping to the first slide and back to the intro will help you feel less flustered if it’s more sensitive than you think and jumps around.
  • Take a deep breath and get started. If you mess up, no will know but you. Just keep going and act confident.
  • Glance back for just a second when changing slides to make sure you’re on the right one.
  • Make eye contact! The biggest mistake I see people make is to look down or above everyone’s head. Make eye contact with everyone more or less equally so it doesn’t look like you’re staring people down (but, if there’s someone that’s extra smiley/encouraging don’t be afraid to come back to them when you get nervous).
  • If you feel yourself starting to get nervous or starting to talk too fast/slow, it’s okay to take a second to take a deep breath and center yourself. Don’t be afraid of a couple seconds of silence if you need them.
  • If the podium helps you feel less nervous, use it. If moving around helps you loosen up, that works too! 
  • If you get off track, you are likely only one that even noticed that you messed up, so just take a deep breath, take a look at your notes, and get back on track the best you can (”going back to the second point,” or “but before we get to that,”).
  • If you’ve noticed that something’s wrong that needs to be addressed (like you’re on the wrong slide, or you misspoke and gave an incorrect fact) you can say something simple like “Sorry, I misspoke, it’s actually 1 in 3 Americans, not 1 in 4″ or try to make a joke if the subject lends to it and move onto your next point.
  • No matter what happens, it’s all good. Try to to panic and say things like “sorry, guys, I’m just so nervous” because that’s basically the only thing that will tip them off that you are. 

Above all, just try to relax and remember that you’re doing a good job. No one but you can tell how nervous you are or will know if you mess up. 

ever seen those themes with beautiful and unique fonts as titles or accented text? welcome to 666rps’ font page! insert a code that is below each of these free fonts into your theme’s css and you will be able to use it to your design’s content. this page was inspired by hailthehelpful’s & galaxias-themes’ font pages, so check out those too in order to find just the font you are looking for. please message me if you have any questions on how to use these fonts, and click here or on the image to visit the page with the codes. please reblog this if you’re planning on using any so as many people can get use of them as possible.

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Charmless (Unofficial)

We’re still far away from release for this comic. I have a lot of concept stuff I have to develop and I need to figure out the format. I also decided to not use gifs as they are too restricting for what I want to do. Rn I’m struggling with SKZ colors, as too much detail can lower the quality of the whole gif.

For the next mock-page, I’ll change the font and size the page better so it’s not cut awkwardly. I’m also open to any suggestions you guys have! Thanks~

Skull-Kidz! and Charmless © ValeriaM
Patreon: [https://www.patreon.com/lunaartgallery]

B99 Themed Ask

joke peralta - what is your favorite joke or episode of b99?

pineapples - do you have any nicknames?

amy - how organized are you?

santiago - favorite font?

ames - what is your myers briggs personality type?

rosa - are you a pessimist, optimist, or realist?

ro-ro - name 3 things that make you happy.

emily goldfinch - what do strangers usually think about you?

charles boyle - how clumsy/prone to injury are you?

captain holt - are you a good leader?

raymond - tell us about something petty you’ve done.

BONE?!!!??! - who was right about the monty hall problem?

gina - have you ever gotten any stitches or broken bones?

kwazy kupcakes - what is your favorite app?

dancy reagan - are you a good dancer?

terry jeffords - do you like kids?

minivan dad - tell a dad joke.

terry’s reading glasses - do you wear glasses?

peraltiago - do you enjoy the will they/won’t they dynamic in tv shows?

dianetti - what do you hope happens this season of b99?

pimento - who/what do you hate?

CJ - what’s the most expensive frivolous purchase you’ve made?

cheddar - do you have any pets?

coral palms - have you ever been to florida?

the hiatus™ - are you looking forward to anything?

the pontiac bandit - who is your favorite character in b99?

gertie - do you have any worthless objects that mean a lot to you?

sexarella - have you ever lost or broken something important?

nikolaj - what was your favorite toy as a kid?

teddy (from jazz brunch) - are you the life of the party or the party pooper?

hitchcock and scully - what is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

fonts hosted by bonecarvers

alright!! first off, i’d like to shoutout @letsrp, @666rps & @ddkinzart for the idea of a fonts hosted page and also the people who rip font codes from my themes for their own use. (: it’s also just a great way to keep track of fonts i use / might use on themes and whatnot, so! i will be adding to this list as i download fonts, so it’ll always be under construction, i guess! but anyways .. thanks to all the amazing font makers for these fonts! feel free to like / reblog if you find this helpful or if you wanna use any of these, thanks!

click me!

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“I Can’t stand morons like you who can’t get to the damned point! Basically you’re saying, ‘we wanna cause trouble, be our pal!’ What a joke! I’ve always admired All Might’s triumphs. No matter what any of you jerks say… Nothing’s ever gonna change that!” 

so I was going through the loss.jpg tag and people are getting angry because of how miscarriage isn’t a funny thing. And that’s true! Miscarriage is a sad thing and not at all something okay to laugh at!

But the thing that makes loss.jpg funny is because of how it’s bad storytelling. When you want a funny comic, you often have simplistic, similarly arranged panels to deliver the punchline. It’s funny because of either something being said or something changing! (Buckley could work on the funny though.)

See, Garfield is a good example of this:

Almost all of those panels have the same two figures in roughly the same spot. This helps accentuate how the last panel (the punchline panel, if you will) is different!

Ctrl+Alt+Del is a comic series that kept to this pattern:

Here, again, we have panels arranged simply, and the figures in the same  arrangement (height and placement, if you will) so that people pay attention to the text. The text is the funny part here, so there is no reason for the figures to change much.

But loss.jpg is a serious piece. I mean, I’ve never experienced this, but I’m willing to bet that if I or my spouse or my friend experienced a miscarriage or something, I’d be devastated! However, it kept to the silly, simplistic format.

“Well, okay.” you say. “How do you convey serious emotions in comics?”

And that depends on the emotion! The regular squares of the above comics enforce a sense of regularity. Meanwhile, with, like, an action comic, the panels will often be misshapen and crooked to give the idea that woah! something is happening.

Woah!! that guy almost go eaten by a dino thingy. It’s chaotic and confusing- meanwhile if you had put that into our “loss” format, the action would seem to have been much less important. In fact, you could almost say that it looked funny! See what I’m getting at?

“Okay. But whateverhisnameis from CAD isn’t fighting dinosaurs. Would he need those wacky panels?”

Well, sort of! You might want a misaligned panel for the panel when he opens the door, because I’m pretty sure he’s slamming it open, not gently pushing the door aside. But for the other panels, it would seem DragonBall Z levels of overdramatic to have WOAHH ACTION panels. You’d want something that isn’t too repetitive, thought. Something like this!

Here, the panels are pretty regular. But the placement of the figures is different according to each panel, creating that difference that we need to keep the actions from seeming funny. Sure, nobody is throwing punches, but there is something serious going on!! This isn’t perceived as funny because the figures are different per each panel.

Compare to loss.jpg and what do we have?

we have figures all positioned about knee height, with our protagonist always on the left, and always facing right. The last panel is almost always the punchline panel- that’s why people think that loss.jpg is people laughing at miscarriage. It’s not.

So what would make loss.jpg look like the serious story it’s trying to convey?

I scribbled this in 5 minutes in paint, but here’s my idea of what a better “loss” would look like:

He bursts through the doors and rushes to the receptionist, who directs him to the doctor. As he steps into the hospital room, he sees his wife crying and approaches to comfort her.

Is this perfect? Probably not! I’m honestly just learning comic theory right now. But does it convey the serious and honestly sad story of loss.jpg? Yes! You can’t tell a serious story in a silly manner. It’s like trying to tell a WWII survivor’s story with wingdings font. Using the wrong tools and techniques will get the wrong story across.

TL;DR loss.jpg’s punchline is that Tim Buckley needs to learn how to tell a story, not that miscarriage is in any way funny

Okay but seriously, I LOVE Aqours and I’m just so proud of them it’s incredibly difficult to describe. Today is the very first day of their very first LoveLive as I write this and my emotions are all over the place but I can say with absolute certainty that I’m so proud of all of them. I’ve been following them since Day 1 when all we had was an image of Chika on that empty beach and seeing how far they’ve come makes me want to cry tears of joy. I love you Aqours!

1lovegirlz  asked:

Do you know any good theme blogs and reblog blogs? There doesnt seem to be many

My personal favorite theme blogs (this is gonna be so long so i’m sorry):

@fukuo  my biggest/long time inspiration. He makes some of the coolest and innovative designs I’ve ever seen, tumblr or otherwise. Really nice, big fonts too.

@linthm introduced me to the concept of flexbox, and they’re so good at it. Their layouts and color schemes are so creative, and the focus on accessibility is always really appreciated.

@yukoki  I used yuko’s themes for years before starting my own theme blog. The themes are so cute and and full of amazing features and effects, which matched my main blog, at the time, perfectly. So talented and sweet. 

@magnusthemes  She has such a unique style ! Perfect blend of clean and more minimal designs without being boring or plain. Also really nice use of accents colors!! 

@odeysseus amazing minimal designs! Simple yet elegant, and honestly refreshing to look at.

@bychloethemes  Chloe’s designs are so original and clean looking and is a godsend for the undocumented documentation !

@leopardraws  I ADORE Fael’s blog’s theme. As far as the actual themes go, the sidebars are my favorite. avatar placement is so aesthetically pleasing.

@neothm‘s designs are SO COOL.  Has a great, clean design aesthetic I wish to achieve. Very professional looking. 

@nemurou  Amy is so talented when it comes to layout. The sidebar for nameless specifically is so neat and unique! the theme for nemurou is also very pleasing to the eye.

@sheathemes Doori’s post info styles are so unique. Their themes and pages have a lot of nice shapes and accent colors to them. 

@acuite  unbelievably talented. Acuite’s designs are some of my favorite minimalist themes ever ! I also love the posts and colors in the previews so much

@peachthms - Very clean designs! Some of the best pages I’ve ever seen, especially press play

@baechys Her designs are so cute! Lots of adorable contained themes and technology inspired layouts. 

@glenthemes their themes are breathtaking. Their sidebar designs are so unique and very versatile for normal blogs or fansites.

@borntobewildcodes I actually used their themes years ago, around when I first started using tumblr, so this blog has always held a special place in my heart !

@warugaki-themes I LOVE the use of shapes so much. Like the bat shaped theme! very adorable and original themes. 

@saturnthms Sol is SO unbelievably talented. The icon font is honestly better than font awesome in my opinion. The amount of effort and creativity that’s put into every theme, widget, etc made by saturnthms is inspiring. 

As far as reblog/resource blogs, I can only think of @resourcemarket, @themegalore, and @theme-hunter at the moment :/

Sorry that was so long! 

one of many reasons why “QUEER” means so much to me.

[ IMAGE: a long, white image with “QUEER” faded in rainbow gradient in the background behind text written using various fonts in various sizes, colors and line-weight reading “sometimes identity is a journey. so far mine has gone something like this – queerascat.tumblr.com – HOLY SHIT, i’m BISEXU– wait, no, i’m PANSEXUAL! oh, but demisexuality? i’m DEMI-PANSEXUAL! but wait, what if i’m a LESBIAN??? no, WAIT! i’m NOT EVEN FEMALE!!! (no shit sherlock! plus you like who you like of any gender!) oh god, not even demi, TOTALLY ACE after all… shiiiiittt… panromantic ace! biromantic ace? PANro and BIro ACE! lolol wtf was i ever even thinking??? OF COURSE i’m a BI (sans ‘romantic’) & PAN (sans ‘romantic’) ACE. but grayro? quoiro? BI-PAN-GRAY-QUOIRO?? ugh, what the fuck ever. i’ll use whichever word(s) whenever it feels right to do so, but QUEER is the one word that has ALWAYS felt right. - Vesper 09/23/2016" ]

Current Cross Stitch/Embroidery Tutorial and Pointer Master List

Some tutorials, tips, and pointers I’ve put together this year.

tayefeth  asked:

Did you have any tips on communicating with nonverbal autistic people?

I can only speak for me - I was verbal for a short time as a baby (regressed a bit until by age 4 it was really noticeable) and had a chance to learn to read & write before mouth noises became pretty much non-functional for me.

I use ASL (American Sign Language - there are others for different countries and regions - is good to learn the one for your region - deaf/HoH people will appreciate it and it will give nonverbal autistics another avenue of communication) and speech-to-text/text-to-speech on a tablet/notebook hybrid computer.

1) Don’t pretend the computer voice is unintelligible - modern ones speak clearer than most people do (Stephen Hawking keeps using the older style he does out of preference, not because he has to). It is not funny to mock our communication tools.
2) Don’t pretend you can’t read my tablet if I need to show it to you - it has an 11 inch, 3200x1800 resolution, screen with enlarged fonts. If you can read your phone you can read my screen. It is not funny to mock our communication tools.
3) Avoid sarcasm, idioms, figures-of-speech, metaphors, and similes unless you know the person understands them. Be literal.
4) Assume the person is being literal unless you know they use/understand the types of things in 2.
5) Do not assume subtext. There isn’t any unless you know the person uses it. Most autistics don’t, verbal or not.

The Holy Avenger/Weapons of Legend.

Originally posted by geekwarrior77

Sometimes a sword isn’t just a sword. Maybe it was a gift from a woman ascending from the depths of a lake to gift a blade that declared the presence of the once and future king. Perhaps it was forged from the heart of a star, quenched by the blood of the divine. Or it may be nothing more than steel forged by a talented hand, becoming more than just a tool in the right battle, in the right hand, in the right moment.

Originally posted by gameraboy

They always have names, for they would just be steel without them, forgotten in the shadow of their wielders. Excalibur, Durandal, Joyeuse, Zufiqar, Balmung, Curtana  Kusanagi, Aerondight, Carsomyr, Daystar. Only the last three were imagined fairly recently, the rest being weapons of legend across the world carrying the weight of centuries. Of them, Joyeuse is one of the few to have certainly existed, the blade stored for posterity in the millennia since it was carried by Charlemagne.

The significance of such weapons is acknowledged for Paladins in the existence of Holy Avenger Weapons, blades brimming with divine power. They are not limited to swords either, though that is the tradition. In the hands of a good Dungeon Master, a Paladin acquiring such a weapon should feel at once the scale of the martial power in their hands, and the responsibility press on them. For they now carry something that has a legend all on its own, and they will either be a footnote in history, or equal to the giants who came before them.

Originally posted by they-give-me-hope

Or perhaps they discover, to their initial puzzlement, that the weapon that slew the dragon, broke the dark lord, and blessed by the sun, is in reality no different than any other blade they’ve carried. Why did the legends speak so highly of such a thing? You realize the truth when you see the look in people’s eyes, fervent and inspired, as you do great deeds, and whether you even drew steel becomes irrelevant. The Power of Stories can give life to any object, and humanity’s love for tales can breath life even into the inanimate. In the end, the potential to do great things was always with us, not in the objects we carry.

Originally posted by 1650se

So if you want to impact any paladin, knight, or warrior with a weapon as more than just a sharper pointy object, then use it to tell a story that will mean something to them. Give a piece of metal to them, and help them realize that the power to forge greatness is in their hands. Pass on a sword carried by their heroes and loved ones to reinforce that they are worthy of a legacy that goes on for ages. Let the blade appear from a font of light, or from the hands of fate, to promise that the faith they have in their cause is returned by the forces that exist beyond our sight. Or have it be tainted by evil, only to become purified by their wielder’s touch, a reminder that they have the power to unmake evil’s presence in the world.

Tell a story, and with it, encourage a Paladin to make that story their own.

“This is my story, not yours. Let me finish the telling of it.”