in which i attempt to make graphics


Damn, I’ve met unexpectedly a translation issue in the dialogue. I couldn’t imagine that Lucy’s swearing was actually “Jolly good!” in the original version. Which was rather like a “Good god” or “Goodness!” in french (Bon sang !)

Anyway, I attempted to make a graphic novel adaptation of Lockwood and co : the screaming staircase. As the project just failed, I thought it could be nice to share with you the few pages I’ve made. For those who’ve read the book, may noticed my free interpretation of the scene. As it was recommended to show not more than 5 pages to convince the publishers, I choose to make it entertaining and dynamic in a short lapse of time. So I put forward the gloomy atmosphere, the scary ghost and Lockwood’s fencing skill :’D.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! 

anonymous asked:

Whats wrong with that show

Albert Camus once wrote, “Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

Numerous credible evidence-based organizations with a firm grasp of the suicide prevention world discourage graphic depictions or discussions of suicide, because, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, risk of additional suicides increases when a story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic or graphic headlines or images, and when repeated coverage of that story sensationalizes or glamorizes a death.According to a variety of expert sources, harmful portrayals of suicide may include some of the following features, many of which “13 Reasons Why” uses in its portrayals of Hannah and her community:

  • They may simplify suicide by suggesting that bullying alone is the cause.
  • They may make suicide seem romantic by putting it in the context of a Hollywood plot line. A simple, logical, and well-connected plotline may satisfy the story arc needs of a viewing audience, but it is rarely, if ever, the way that suicides really happen.
  • They may portray suicide as a viable option, one that can be an understandable outcome given a particular set of circumstances. In nearly all cases, people who die by suicide have a diagnosable (and therefore treatable) mental health problem at the time of their death.
  • They may display graphic representations of suicide which may be harmful to viewers, especially young ones and those who are highly sensitized to suicide imagery, as most attempt survivors and loss survivors are.
  • They may advance the false notion that suicides are a way to teach others a lesson, and that the deceased person will finally be understood and vindicated. They won’t. They’ll still be dead.

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In the Futurama episode “Spanish Fry” the Planet Express Crew go out camping and, while there, Fry is abducted by aliens in the dead of night and returned without his nose.

It’s found out that the Alien Black Market is stealing male human noses and calling them “human horns” and selling them as an “aphrodisiac,” and Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, is in possession of Fry’s.

They confront him and it’s returned without a hitch, but just as they’re about to leave Bender pipes up and asks,

To which Lrrr replies,

Bender responds, oblivious to Fry’s growing ire,

Lrrr immediately demands that Fry’s “lower horn” is removed, prepared for consumption, and placed in his and his wife, Ndnd’s, bedroom. (The use of an aphrodisiac is all in the attempt to save his failing, and passion-less, marriage.)

Fry is quickly accosted, and, from there, Bender spends the rest of the episode making jokes about Fry’s “wing-dang doodle” and the lack of action it seemingly gets, at least, by anyone which isn’t Fry himself.

Here are those jokes:

Joke #1.)

Joke #2.)

Joke #3.)

Joke #4.)

Joke #5.)

And finally, Joke #6.)

And this is why I believe you should watch Futurama.


Here’s my thrown together attempt at making a “challenge” thing! Idea from my friend Max.

Just a fun little graphics “challenge” - list your biases, figure out which role you love the most, make graphics for your faves in your fave role! You can pace yourself as much as you want, I just hope you have fun!!

Step 1: List your biases by role and determine which role you love the most (I did it by counting ‘em and making a pie-chart, you can do it how you want) - Post it! This is your “base” or what you can refer to for step 2!

Step 2: For each of your biases in your favorite role, make an edit! You can post them daily, weekly, or monthly - pace yourself and have fun!



The audio is from this video (I asked permission beforehand), which is part of Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical!

So this was something I started working on  before the Portal 2 musical was released on the Geekenders’ channel. I was very impressed with the trailer and was thinking of doing an animatic of Good Morning Aperture, but didn’t for a couple reasons–at the time the video of the actual musical had not been uploaded so I didn’t know what the song looked like in the actual play, and it’s also… really long. BUT, the Geekenders had uploaded a tiny segment of the song Suddenly Wheatley, which I thought would be good to practice with.

And I’m glad I did that rather than attempting to tackle Good Morning Aperture because that would have NEVER gotten done. XD;; There’s a reason I’m not an animator…

I was fighting with a very glitchy graphics tablet that didn’t get fixed until toward the end of the making of this, so I’m sorry the art isn’t perfect throughout. But I did spend many hours on this and I hope you all enjoy!

Thank you, geekenders, for making such an amazing musical! You are all wonderfully talented people! <3 I look forward to seeing Part 4!


since when did bullets stop to sing?

The Anberlin Project (1/?) - We Owe This to Ourselves


(UPDATE: I found a ripped Super Mario 3D Land character which was 3071 tris, so the rumored 2000 triangle limit is without a doubt false! I’m still glad it prompted me to research topology and polycount optimization, but now I’m at a complete loss as to what resolution to aim for! Please send help!)

It’s study-time!

Since I’m working towards ancient tech restraint limits, I thought I might as well attempt to make game graphics which would fit on the 3DS (now that Unity has 3DS support!).

However, people online seem to claim that the 3DS has a “hard limit” on 2000 triangles rendered at the same time, which is insanely little. For comparison, the PS1 developers usually aimed at 3000 triangle limits, although the machine could probably do a bit more. Some rumors say that the 2000 triangle limit is an artificial restraint, and it’s probable that it’s enforced to make sure that all games in the 3DS library runs at decent framerates, even with post-processing and fancy materials applied (implying that Nintendo doesn’t trust 3rd party devs to optimize their games properly). My graphics won’t be using post-processing at all, and shader materials will be unnecessary because I’m using vertex colours, so I’d love to swap that computing power for more triangles.Now, I’ve thought long and hard about how to solve this problem (and still retain a decent amount of detail and world-size).

First off, I looked at how the old classics did it.

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hinatathepredatorylesbian  asked:

Is guinea pig as horrible as people say?

Well, the entire series is notorious not simply for the gruesome, somewhat malicious content of the films, but also due to one of the entries being mistaken for a genuine snuff film.  As I’ve mentioned previously, a copy of the second film, Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) was given to actor Charlie Sheen by Film Threat founder Chris Gore.  Sheen, not being as familiar with horror cinema in general, mistook the film (excessive even by the standards of 80’s horror) as legitimate snuff, and turned it over to the FBI.  Because of this, as well as investigation from Japanese law enforcement officials, the creators of the series produced a documentary titled Making of Guinea Pig (1986), which profiles how the effects were created for both Flower, and and third entry in the series, He Never Dies (1986).

Flower was also the film mistakenly believed to have been confiscated among the film collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, and speculation was given that the film had served to influence him in his killings.  In reality, it was the series’ fourth entry, Mermaid in a Manhole (1988), that was discovered among his belongings.

I have discussed in the past just why these films were created, and why they gained such a cult status among horror fans.  Unlike even more intentionally vicious and barbaric fair like Tumbling Doll of Flesh (aka Psycho: The Snuff Files; Niku Daruma) (1998), the Guinea Pig series was not intending to be fetishistic in it’s portrayal of horror and gore, because it is completely lacking any truly sexual element to any of the films.  The blanket term of “guinea pig” stems from the common theme of people being used as experimental subjects, which is, more often than not, painful and torturous, and typically resulting in death.

Films in the Guinea Pig series:

  1. Guinea Pig: The Devil’s Experiment (1985) - As far as films go, it is hard to classify this among others, as it is completely without plot or character development.  It attempts to create what a true snuff film might possibly look like, though fails right from the start by giving us an explanatory text introduction.  What follows is literally nothing more than the prolonged, explicit torture of a captive woman by a group of men, under the guise of testing the human threshold of pain.  It is quite graphic in its depiction of gore, which I believe is really the entire point.  It isn’t meant to “entertain” us.  It is meant to shock us, and make us feel uneasy, despite also forcing us to watch due to our own, innate curiosity of the inner workings of the human body.  It is a group of effects people trying to push the boundary of realism in horror effects.
  2. Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) - Much like the first film, the second film not only begins with explanatory text, but also revolves around the torture and dismemberment of a captive woman.  However, this time around, there is only one man, inexplicably dressed as a samurai, and spouting poetic lines in between each act of mutilation.  It is also shot in a much more artistic manner, and (while still not particularly “enjoyable”), comes off with a higher level of sophistication and aesthetic merit.  This may be due to this entry being directed by celebrated horror mangaka, Hideshi Hino, based on one of his stories.  In the end, its intention appears to be equating gore with the beauty of nature, but is also really just the effects team (headed by Nobuaki Koga) showing off their skills.
  3. Guinea Pig 3: He Never Dies (1986) - This installment is the first to make an attempt at a plot and characterization, and has to do with a man, driven by a woman to attempt suicide, discovering that he can endure any amount of pain and dismemberment, not only without feeling any pain, but without dying.  Like the previous entries, it revels in excessive gore, but this time around, it is a male inflicting it upon himself, and the overall tone of the film is much more comical.
  4. Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (1988) - This is another entry directed by Hideshi Hino, based on another of his stories.  It concerns a man finding a mermaid in a sewer, and bringing her home to tend to the wounds she has, only for her condition to continue to deteriorate (ostensibly the result of living in a heavily-polluted sewer).  During this time, the man attempts to paint a picture of the mermaid, and—much like another of Hino’s stories, “Zoruko’s Strange Disease”—eventually begins to use the effluence from the numerous boils forming on the mermaid’s body as paint for his canvas.  The man eventually ends up killing the mermaid, or at least, what he thought was a mermaid.
  5. Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) - The fifth film in the series centers around a scientist with dwarfism trying to find a cure for his terminally-ill sister, using test bodies supplied by a mysterious stranger.  Unlike all of the other entries in the Guinea Pig franchise, this entry lacks the same taboo-breaking excesses, and its flimsy story is more along the veins of traditional horror (the most obvious influence being Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein).  While there is gore to be found, it is performed mostly on cadavers, and lacks the audacity and shock value of its predecessors, and overall stands out as an oddity of the series.
  6. Guinea Pig 6: Devil Woman Doctor (1986) - The last of the franchise is by far the most comical, to the point where it can be considered pure camp.  There is less a plot than there is a succession of patients with bizarre afflictions seeking help from the titular physician, who is played by famous Japanese drag actor, Peter.  Of course, the entire affair is rife with blood and gore, and—much like Android of Notre Dame—is wildly different in tone from previous installments.  Produced in 1986, it was actually intended to be the fourth film of the bunch, but was released as the final.
  7. The Making of Guinea Pig (1986) - This look behind-the-scenes of both Flower of Flesh and Blood and He Never Dies exists solely as proof to both the FBI and Japanese authorities that there was nothing but movie magic behind the brutality present in Flower.  It is nonetheless a fascinating look into the impressive work that went into the making of both films.
  8. The Best of Guinea Pig (1988) - This compilation exists purely as a showcase for the goriest moments from the franchise, with nothing new to add to the mix.

There is another Japanese splatter film, Lucky Sky Diamond (1989), that is often erroneously credited as being part of the Guinea Pig collection.  While it is short, gory, and bizarre (with a definite streak of malice towards yet another captive woman pitted against menacing and shady hospital personnel), it is a stand-alone film that has no association with the series.

Overall, the entire franchise (also produced by Hideshi Hino), existed initially to be a film adaptation of his manga work, but ended up becoming a unique part of Japanese horror history.  While newer filmmakers like Yoshihiro Nishimura have built their careers around films featuring outlandish levels of blood, guts, and violence, there have been no films since the Guinea Pig series ended that have matched the level of graphic violence and sheer malevolence of what has rightfully become known as the most infamous and reviled horror franchise in Japanese cinema history.

anonymous asked:

Hope you haven't been asked this too much, but what brushes do you use?

Hi! Here is my feeble attempt to explain the brushes I use. I’ve had a lot of questions about my brushes, so I hope that making a public response on here satisfies some of your requests:

^ These are some of the brushes that I made myself, which I also sometimes use as “stamps”. And this is just what works for me, but I usually go into Brush Presets to tweak the shape and spontaneity of the texture as shown on the left. I try to keep my textures more “organic” and unpredictable to sort of balance out the graphic clean-edged shapes. Sometimes I’ll do this by masking out a shape, as shown below:

I also get a lot of brushes from my friends, and out of respect for them I can’t share those on here (that includes Steven Universe brushes!).
Hope this helps! <3

I am pro-choice

So lately I’ve been seeing way to much anti-abortion stuff and I’d just like to say that I am 100% PRO-abortion. 

Now before anyone gets mad and tries to tell me i’m wrong, i’d like to explain why I am pro-choice.

One of the most prominent arguments that anti-abortion people try to tell you is that “You’re killing an innocent life!” Well, not exactly. A baby isn’t even considered a baby until around 5-8 weeks, when the heart begins to start forming along with the beginning of some of the vital organs. Even then, it’s still just a small lump of cells, and isn’t anything like a normal human baby. Another thing to go along with this is the argument that the baby will feel pain when the abortion is taking place, which is not true. The brain of the baby doesn’t even start developing until around week 7, and it’s just a minimal brain stem. The baby would only be able to feel pain around the third trimester when it develops a neocortex (almost everything you see when you look at a brain except for a little bit of the cerebellum that sticks out the the back), and by the time of the third trimester it’s illegal anyway . Nine in ten abortions are performed before 12 weeks, and most women that get abortions anywhere from 12-20 weeks are usually unable to get one before that because of issues/health problems, and get their abortions done in a hospital. Also, if any pro-life person tries to show you a graphic picture of an “aborted fetus” which looks almost fully developed, it does not truly portray abortions and is an attempt to make women feel guilty about having them.

Another crazy thing I keep on seeing is that “If the women isn’t responsible enough to have a child, she shouldn’t be having sex” You have a right to enjoy sex as a women and pregnancy is not a “punishment” for it. Even if you are as safe as can be (using condoms, birth control, etc) accidents happen that you may not always be prepared for. You have as much of a right to enjoy sex as the man who might of gotten you pregnant. This is also unfair to the victims of rape. 

I have actually heard arguments saying “Well, she should still keep it and give it up for adoption” Not only is this promoting rape culture if directed at rape victims, it’s also false to assume that adoption is an easy option.  Yes, 250,000 orphans are adopted annually, but each year 14,505,000 children grow up as orphans and are pushed out of the system, so you’re not guaranteeing that the child will ever get a home, and even if they did, the child could struggle with feeling of rejection from their birth mother. This doesn’t even begin to talk about the emotional trauma the mother of this child will go through knowing she is carrying the life of her attacker, and also carrying a child for 9 months and then giving it up after she gives birth to it. Not only that, but an abortion costs about $350-$500 dollars for woman early in her first trimester, as opposed to giving birth, which roughly costs between $6,000-$8,000 dollars, depending on where you life, what kind of health care you have, and how your health is. 

There is also just feeling like you have a choice. Women have abortions for many different reasons, some being not being able to care for it, or not being ready for one, and it doesn’t make you “irresponsible” or “selfish” if you do have an abortion. Women should have every right to decide what they want to do with their bodies and the option to act upon it. 


“A wizard, o’ course,” said Hagrid, sitting back down on the sofa, which groaned and sank even lower, “an’ a thumpin’ good ‘un, I’d say, once yeh’ve been trained up a bit. With a mum an’ dad like yours, what else would yeh be? An’ I reckon it’s abou’ time yeh read yer letter.

anonymous asked:

I'm a little confused. So, if the blog is about capturing the feeling and look of VHS and all the still are taken from VHS, why is there an extensive editing process for the images?

i originally started just capturing images from a vcr, but eventually ran out of material. I work with video and graphics in my day job so I started looking into what makes an vhs image look the way it does. (there are tons of youtube videos these days which attempt to show you how to achieve the effect)

So I started to experiment and try out various software, but I found that creating things like vhs static was better when I did it myself rather than rely on software, which almost never looked convincing. 

Over time I’ve honed the look into a visual style that I feel is more compelling than just an image through a vhs filter. So these days almost everything I post is edited to not only have an old vhs look but also to have the mood or atheistic that I’ve developed as well. Which is what makes these posts mine, instead of just a filtered image or randomly captured image.

20 minute attempt at a colour scheme or something
boyfriend said I should make something and he’ll try and re-make that same thing in his style (which is flat graphic/minimalist-something). Excited to see how that goes…..