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S I X  O F  C R O W S   →   alternative book covers (part i · part ii)

editorial magazine · vintage hardcover
decorative · handlettering
typography · penguin paperback

anger iceberg

anger is a secondary emotion, one that many people suffering from BPD experience often. but if you can stop the anger in it’s tracks, you can prevent a bad situation.

underneath anger lies other feelings such as the ones listed in the “anger iceberg”

it could be sadness, fear, embarrassment, disappointment, confusion, or loneliness. if you can identify the underlying emotion that may trigger the anger, you can learn to recognize the warning signs and stop it in it’s tracks. whether that means taking a break from the situation, gaining enough control to talk rationally about the problem with whoever you’re having issues with, or changing something in your life that causes the underlying emotion to surface.

if you’re interested, i’d recommend you print this blank iceberg image out and personalize it to your own underlying emotions/feelings. (if you can’t print it out from this post, a quick google search of “iceberg drawing” will pull up the same image)

i hope this helps at least one person out there
have a great day!

I felt very proud of this so I thought I’d share
I’d recommend printing out the letters and logo (men of letters) I just ran out of ink so I couldn’t do it.
I’d love feedback lemme know
Also for any questions how I did it just ask or message

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More of The Last Guardian arrived today…or in this case The Great Man-Eating Eagle Toriko! After beating the game back in December, I knew I had to get the JP release along with the soundtrack. I picked both of these up from Amazon.co.jp when I noticed the game price had dropped rather significantly. I paid nearly full retail for the OST but for me personally it was more than worth it!

Honestly..if the price drops anymore, I would recommend the first print JP release for the Brutus booklet alone. The Fumito Ueda Material Book is an amazing piece to have. Brutus is my favorite JP magazine - so to have their style and presentation showcase one of my favorite Japanese VG Directors/Designers is a perfect marriage.

anonymous asked:

What are good tabletop rpgs for superheroes?

Tricky one. My number one recommendation is unfortunately out of print, so I’m going to provide a couple of backup options as well.

My top marks to go Marvel Heroic Roleplaying. One of the final titles from Margaret Weiss Productions before she left the tabletop RPG biz to focus on her film projects, it’s a fascinating bit of genre emulation that “gets” Western superhero comics like no other game I’ve ever seen.

Mechanically, the core of the system is Affiliations, which take the place of more conventional traits like Strength or Agility. The three Affiliations are Solo, Buddy and Team, with their ratings reflecting how effective each hero is in various contexts. For example, if your highest rating is in Solo, you can basically use your best stat whenever you want, but you can’t roll Solo and accept help - mechanically represented by lending dice - at the same time, so the price you pay for self-sufficiency is vulnerability to being ganged up on. Conversely, if your highest rating is in Team, you’re basically unstoppable with your squad at your back, since you can stack your best Affiliation on top of all those assistance dice - but if you’re caught alone, you’re doubly hosed, since you’re denied access to your best stat on top of nobody having your back.

This is paired with super-power mechanics that rank various abilities in terms of productivity, not just in terms of scale. There are only three “grades” of superhuman traits, with significant overlap, so it’s entirely possible for, say, Captain America’s Super-Strength d8 to beat the Incredible Hulk’s Super-Strength d12. This doesn’t mean that Captain America overpowered the Hulk; it just means that Captain America’s super-strength ended up helping him in that situation and the Hulk’s didn’t. Figuring out what that means in narrative terms is up to the players.

Beyond the basic dice-rolling mechanics, MHR is notable for breaking the “one player, one character” convention harder than just about any other game I’ve ever seen. You can bring your own original character to the table if you want, but each scenario also comes with a roster of pre-statted heroes who are participating in that event, and anyone can jump into any role at any time. Yes, any time. Not only does this mean that you won’t necessarily be playing the same hero in every scene, it means that a given hero won’t necessarily be played by the same player in every scene!

It’s both accepted and expected for players to call dibs on their favourite heroes - so, for example, you can say that you get to be Spider-Man in any scene where he’s present - but if nobody calls dibs on a given role, that character can end up getting passed around a fair bit. I once participated in session of MHR where the Hulk was played by a different player every single time he showed up, and great fun was had by all.

Like I said, it’s out of print (the publisher lost the license from Marvel back in 2013), so buying used is your only option here. That’s why I’m going to provide a backup recommendation:

Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion

This isn’t a standalone game; rather, it’s an add-on for the fantasy roleplaying title Savage Worlds. I’ve recommended other games that build on Savage Worlds in the past, some of them superhero-oriented themselves - like The Kerberos Club, if Victorian urban fantasy superheroes are your thing. The Super Powers Companion is a non-milieu-specific adaptation of the same material, so it’s good for pretty much whatever you want to do with your supers. The buy-in’s a little pricey, since you’ll need the Savage Worlds core rulebook to use the Super Powers Companion, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you’re looking to start a collection, since there are any number of other games that also build on the Savage Worlds core.

No real surprises here - this is a much more conventional game than Marvel Heroic Roleplaying. It stands out from the crowd mostly in terms of accessibility. If you want something goofy and esoteric, that’s where my second backup recommendation comes in:

Double Cross

This one’s a localised Japanese RPG about people who’ve been infected by an alien virus that gives them super powers. Uncommonly for superhero RPGs, it’s basically a class-based system, with each “character class” representing a particular syndrome caused by the virus, ranging from the gravity-manipulating Balors, to the shapeshifting Exiles, to the hyper-intelligent Neumanns.

Like many Japanese tabletop RPGs, Double Cross incentivises engaging with the interpersonal side of play by literally blowing up your character if you don’t. Cultivating relationships with regular humans - amusingly termed “Loises” by the system - is the only way to prevent the super-virus from turning you into a monster, so there’s a constant cycle of powering up to beat the baddies, then cooling off via low-key interpersonal scenes. Or, you know, just going all out and blowing yourself up.

Now, I want to caution that this isn’t the best translation. Some of the localised Japanese titles I’ve recommended in the past, like Ryuutama or Golden Sky Stories, have had very good English localisatons. This is not the case with Double Cross; its English ranges from stilted to downright gnomic, though the latter is thankfully rare. It’s totally playable, but not always the easiest read.

Double Cross is definitely more on the Prototype/Infamous end of the superhero scale than the Avengers end (with perhaps a sprinkling of Persona if you stick with the game’s default high school setting), so it may not be what you’re after - but if it is, you can grab the core rulebook in PDF here. The printed version is out of stock with the publisher at the time of this writing, with no ETA on a reprint.

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TUTORIAL: Making Temporary Tattoos for Cosplay!

Okay, so we know using a Sharpie/Marker for complicated tattoos day-of for a con is a PAIN, so here’s a quick tutorial on the best way I’ve gotten success for really clean and convincing temporary tattoos for cosplay!

First things first, I would recommend getting this Silhouette tattoo paper. It comes with 2 - 8.5″ x 11″ sheets that are printable on Ink Jet printers for only $7! It comes with thorough instructions on how to use the paper, but I’ll give a quick summary.

  • Create your tattoo in the program of your choice. I used Illustrator, but you could also print any PDF or JPG – just make sure the design is mirrored when you print it!! (I’d also recommend printing extras for multi-day use or mistakes when cutting!)
  • After the ink dries, add the clear adhesive sheet (comes with the Silhouette kit) over the top and smooth out any air bubbles.
  • Then (and this is really important!) cut our your tattoo as close to the edges as possible! You don’t want the design to fall apart, but the more white edges you leave, the more shiny adhesive will show up on your skin.
  • Now you’re ready to apply your temporary tattoo! Peel off the clear sheet, lay the tattoo facedown on your skin, and use a damp rag to wet the entire paper back. Then peel the paper off and the design is left behind!
  • Use makeup powder (personally I like the colorless powder so not to deaden the brilliance of the tattoo itself) and soften the shiny surface.
  • Go take pictures of your cosplay and have fun! It should last all day at a con (and then some!)~

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If you’ve ever taken a biology/anatomy/psych class, you’ve probably have some diagrams to memorize. I recently had an exam on brain structure in my bio psych class and I found that this method really helped me remember the diagrams and it didn’t take too long either!! Here’s what I did: 

1. Print/Copy your diagrams. Should be pretty straight forward. It doesn’t have to be in color (chances are your exam isn’t either!). I’d recommend printing 2 copies

2. White out the labels. Go through and put a small sticky note or use some white out! I’d only do this one copy so you have the second one as a reference. 

3. Number the parts you whited-out. This way you only have to use one copy instead of printing out multiple copies! Copy the numbers on the second copy you printed (this is now your key!) 

4. Fill it out. Practice filling out the diagram on a separate piece of paper. I like to first copy the labels, and then try it from memory the second time around. 

5. Correct your labels. Go through with a contrasting color and check your work! re-write correct answers next to anything you got wrong. I like using a bright/different color because it helps me remember the label! 

6. Practice!! Nothing’s going to help you more than practicing your diagram. I would go over the diagram at least 5 times (or more if you haven’t gotten them all down yet). Try practicing the diagrams or filling in the numbers in random orders.  

For reference, here’s how I usually do it!: 

Good luck to everyone, and happy memorizing :) 

anonymous asked:

Is it recommendable to print more copies of a print you're debuting? I'm going to 3-4 cons the upcoming months and I'll have 4-5 new designs. Attendance is around 20k each. My options would be 10, 25 or 50 prints and of course if I print more it's cheaper. I'd like to go for 25 but I'm not sure if it's worth to take the risk and make a gamble, may I know your opinion? I did read the how much to bring tag but I figured I'd ask anyway if you don't mind :) Thanks.

Nattosoup:  It depends on what you’re selling, how popular you are as an artist, and how many people are expecting you at the show.  If it’s something super popular right now, like Yuri On Ice, and you’re fairly popular, and you’ve done a great job of promoting, 50 is a safe bet for 4 cons.  If you’re new to conventions, and you haven’t built up an audience yet, 10 or 25 is much more likely .  If it’s original or personal art, even if you’re fairly popular, 10 is probably a good idea to test the water at that first con- you can always order more.

It’s false economy to order a bunch on the hunch that you MIGHT sell it- you’ll end up having to store it, and while that doesn’t seem like a cost, space is certainly a cost you should consider.  If you know it will sell online ,or if you have a fairly large online audience you can market to, that offsets some of that risk. If these are designs that will stand the test of time, and you can move them next year, it might be considered an investment to order 50, but if you aren’t feeling it’s a safe bet, I say go with 10 or 25 and leave yourself time to reorder.

Kiriska: Is the cheaper per-print cost for ordering in bulk worth the risk that you may never sell those prints? 

If you’ve been through our #how much to bring tag, you know that I’ve always recommended 5 copies a thing to start with (anything, whether print or charm or whatever else) unless you are feeling confident for whatever reason (fandom hype, good online response, whatever) and/or you have previous experience with similar items to base your order on.

I’ve always said that it’s better to order more later, once you know a thing will sell, than to order a bunch upfront for a price break and then be stuck with the thing forever.

The nice thing with prints though, is that financial risk of ordering more isn’t as much as for other items, while the potential financial reward of being able to sell a bunch is more. 

On one hand, if you get a price break for ordering more, it probably isn’t that much. Maybe you’ll save a few cents per print. So the benefit of ordering more isn’t that much. But at the same time, the risk of ordering more also isn’t that much. Prints don’t cost much, so if you’re going to risk over-ordering, prints are the safest thing to over-order.

And because prints tend to have high margins, if you do end up selling everything you print, your potential earnings are pretty great.

But it all comes down to what your personal feelings are on that risk/reward are. As Becca said, the cost of space is a factor too. Do you wanna save a couple of cents per print, potentially make a lot of money, but also risk being stuck with a bunch of stock you can’t move? Or do you wanna play it safer, order a more conservative amount, not worry as much about being stuck with stock, and build your experience/confidence on your product and sales trends more slowly?

Up to you.

okay, I’m giving up on DuoLingo again. does anyone have recommendations for Hebrew books IN PRINT? I’m hoping for something like a text book–something that has grammar explanations (I need to do it the serious grammar war, for real), something that uses the Hebrew alphabet and not transliterations (kind of surprised this needs to be said, bu I accidentally one book that ONLY used transliterations), something that isn’t solely focused on tourist-y vocabulary, and ideally something that’s relatively inexpensive. like, under $50 if possible. I’m not super picky on modern vs biblical, tbh. at this point I just want to do SOMETHING.

any suggestions?

Since I got some requests, I’m now selling prints on redbubble.  I’ve tested everything as a post card, as well as a few other items. Personally, I don’t recommend prints larger than 8x12. I’ll also be adding some new cosplay items to my etsy in the next few weeks, and I have three new shoe how to’s coming soon~ I’ll also be judging PMX’s masquerade this weekend & hanging out at Long Beach Comic Con the weekend after. If you see me buying copious amounts of comics in the dealers hall please say hi. Nothing is better than meeting other MH & EAH fans.

Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

So I just recently started reading the Harry Potter series and I absolutely fell in love with it. I started reading it after a good friend of mine, who is obsessed with it, recommended it so to show her my appreciation I made her a little gift.

I spent several hours trying to actually figure out what the letter looked like but I ended up just typing the whole thing up myself.

(For letter- Font: Baskerville Old Face Size: 15 Italics)

I printed the customized letter, the supply list, and the envelope

The supply list is pretty easy to just find on the internet.

Because my handwriting is awful, I opened the envelope file in Publisher and I filled in the ‘To’ and 'From’ slots so I wouldn’t actually have to write it.

I recommend printing everything on cardstock. Regular printer paper rips too easily when wet and cardstock looks more official. 

I cut out the envelope and the seal from the template before staining. 

To stain the paper I poured brewed coffee into a baking pan and fully submerged each piece of paper (how long they were submerged didn’t seem to affect the color) then laid them out to dry on some paper towels. You can place them in the microwave for anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds incase you need them to dry quickly.

Once everything is dry I folded up the envelope accordingly and folded each sheet of paper in half 3 times (make sure the folds are crisp especially if using cardstock!!)

Once I fit everything into the envelope I used real sealing wax and placed the paper seal on top but it you can’t do that, you can use regular glue or double sided sticky tape to secure it shut.

 The envelope template is not mine however I found it to be the easiest and best looking template to use.

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I saw the comments on my how to grow a Zura post that people wanted to have their own little zura flower. Well now you can! and not only zura but a whole bunch of other Gintama characters!  \ (^O^)/ 

I also put the lineart so you can color it yourself! It’s super fun, give it a try!!

The printed size is about 2.5 in by 5.6 in if you print it on letter size paper (8.5 in x 11 in) don’t try to print it bigger it will be pixelated. If you only want to print a single character, I recommend that you open the image in Photoshop then crop it out. I also recommend that instead of just printing a single character on a page that you fill the page with said character. You will then have an army of little flower children. (°∀°)

PS: this kind of flower does not need water to live, please refrain from watering it! :P

PPS: I would really really really appreciate it if you send me pictures of your little garden. I would love to see it!  ^ω^ (or use the tag gintama garden)

** PLEASE DO NOT REPOST THIS ON OTHER SITES OR CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN BECAUSE IF IT HAPPENS I SWEAR I AM NEVER EVER DOING THIS AGAIN ( have I I've made myself clear ? ๏‿๏  ) **

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So I wanted to create an eah paper doll for a while now but couldn’t decide which character first. In the end, I ended up drawing teddybearbones ‘ character Lita Lindorm, because teddybearbones is such a nice person and I am glad she is participating in the eah fandom so actively!

Instructions: As lazy and inaccurate as I am, not all the clothes fit the doll perfectly, so you probably need to cut something here and there. Also if you plan to print and cut her I recommend printing the doll on glossy card board and applying double sided tape on the clothes instead of using the tags I have drawn.

I am considering doing more paper dolls but I still do not know which character next so I am open for suggestions. My candidates are Lizzie, Maddie or Darling but I am also open for other suggestions ;)