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Cthulhu Crimson Chains

A pineapple who somehow grew limbs and created a cult. Honestly terrifying.

CC is fandom famous for her fluffy and cute Mafia AU comic, and more recently her dancing series and, of course, the Siren AU born from this zine!

Land Ho! Lucy

Lucy’s fics are well known for their fluff and humor content, and the way she writes genuine emotion in every story. She’s the other half of the wonderful Siren AU!

Voyager Val

Val’s art is bright, joyful, and a pleasure to scroll through! When she draws wide, happy smiles, you can’t help but smile back.

Catchprases masterlist

These catchphrases for ACNL villagers were collected on tumblr, contributors can be found at the bottom of this post. Remember not to capitalise catchphrases or add punctuation marks as the game takes care of this, according to wherever the catchphrase will show up in a sentence. However, do capitalise greetings and use punctuations marks in greetings unless you don’t want any.

Catchphrases for any villager

kweh / kupo / booper / ya know / your majesty / I guess / in America / in bed / ba-bang / nifty / cool beans / hella / pumbloom / *pees* / marmalade / darling / dear / sweetie / sweetheart / honey / love / imagineer / human / robot / friend / jeaaaahhhh / I’m lying / yes? No? / okey dokey / OK / I say / you see / you know / sugarcube / YOLO / TL;DR / orz / *censored* / in-game / …help me / [hiccup] / mean it / not again / why me / shut up / stop that / hmm… / yeah / ugh / you’ll see / dear / partner / bonjour / so funny / so sad / hon hon / no worries / gotcha / you cutie / go away / come here / mind you / same / so what / me, too / my child / golly / stay safe / take care / sniff

Catchphrases for normal villagers

dear / dearie / puddin’ / pumpkin / sweetie / mhm / mittens / sweet tart / honey / darling / heh / tea time / nutmeg / yippy / verily / books / hun / baby / :3 / kiwi / mango / plum / papaya / love / sweetums / love dove / balmy / doodles / breezy / ahaha / cupcake / hehe / nyah / if I may / lovely / my friend / my love / o-okay / flower / oh my / sweetheart / buddy / precious

Catchphrases for peppy villagers

yeah / girl / goof / sunshine / weirdo / for sure / lmao / like, yeah / omg / LOL / girl power / shiny / totally / totes / like OMG / y'know / yay / notice me / :3 / pudding / jeepers / doll / bonbon / zippy / sunny / rosy / hoorah / boosh / cutie pie / yayzies / boop / yo / hooray / my fan / aha / twinkle / sparkle / ta-da / teehee / bestie / [sings] / and like / much wow / wow / aww snap / superduper / sugar / silly / like / hm? / sugarbear

Catchphrases for snooty villagers

wow / peasant / dear / floozy / wild one / posh / darling / hrmp / oh dear / babe / um / hipster / fancy / fancypants / mrrrow / dawling / kisskiss / darling / dearie / sweetie / hey bby / #tweet / #selfie / my pet / dahling / belle / capiche / la-di-da / cheeky / swanky / uppity / ugh / right / honey / fancy / you wish / my pet / quite so / whatever / sweetheart / mon dieu / hmph / ridiculous

Catchphrases for uchi villagers

lil sis / son / pumpkin / sweetie / dude / lovely / sister / friend / aw yeah / maaan / sugar / little sis / mm hm / girls / sis / bro / awesome / dude / hey bby / hun / yeah yeah / yeah right / whatever / junior / dainty / precious / foxy / nifty / nimble / friend / sugar pie / kid / cutie / gotcha / am I right / cuz / dudette / sweetie / twerp / uhh… yea / 10/10 / neh

Catchphrases for cranky villagers

ugh / punk / darn it / lass / sprout / child / ugh… / you kids / urgh / sweet / dagnabbit / durnit / you child / tch / kiddo / who am I? / ech / Billy / ya jerk / get lost / snappish / maroon / huff / tart / crabby / surly / seriously / grumps / kiddo / youngster / boss / NOT / …I guess / MWAHAHAHA / suck it / or else / human / nyeh / hmph / [sigh] / munchkin / buddy / whatever / shut up / my head / sigh / I hate it / you baby

Catchphrases for jock villagers

booya! / dork / goof / speedy / hiyah / woah / crunch / hup-to / coach / teammate / mate / bud / guy / bam / 10k / carbs / champion / frat boy / you’re it / let’s race / T-DOWN / GOAL / football / sportsball / notice me / d00d / dude / brah / bruh / bro / dude man / player / rookie / pro / champ / tiger / lifting / exercise / energize / homie / get wreckt / ten-hut / ba-BOOM / *fistbump* / nerd / yo / rock on / yahoo / c'mon bro / up top / level 100 / brawler / *sweats* / carry me / snot

Catchphrases for lazy villagers

yessir / yawn / snooze / snore / munchie / drowsy / pip / snuffle / hmmm / mhmm / …yawn / I guess / *rumble* / FOOOD / peach / apple pie / tart / yum / yaaawn / biscotti / biscuit / cake time / snack time / let’s eat / milk bone / I’m hungry / *burrrp* / narf / word / mkay / mmm… / …zzz… / drowsy / toddle / truffle / dreamy / or whatnot / cookies / I’m sleepy / hrm? / mm'kaay / sluuuurp / duuuude / never mind / yo / snug / ehh jk / feed me / snoozer

Catchphrases for smug villagers

lol no / zoink / honey / babe / darling / m'lady / mistress / my liege / princess / my queen / my king / friend / dear / haha / fabulous / I say / sure / howla / chicky / hottie / woah dude / call me / notice me / #selfie / hey bby / m'dear / yessir / wise-guy / righteous / alright / cutie / heh heh / romantic / huehuehue / what, what / indeed / guvnor / says I / bien / eheh / my friend / believe it / told ya so / bonjour / starlight / love hurts

Animal themed catchphrases & greetings

Bears: cubby, roar
Birds: chicky, cluck yeah
Cats: me-wow, purr purr
Chickens : chicky, cluck yeah, cluckin’ a
Cows: partner
Cubs: roar
Dogs: growl, woof, bark
Ducks: quackers, duckyeah, quackowsky
Frogs: (greetings: Frogget about it.)
Goats: baah
Hamsters: squeak, squicky
Kangaroos: mate, matey, crikey, blimey, g'day
Koalas: mate, matey, crikey, blimey, g'day, eucalypbro
Mice: squeak, squicky, gouda, cheesy (greetings: Gouda see you!)
Octopi: inkling
Penguins: ice cold, sugar cube
Rabbits: thumps, flop (greetings: What’s up, doc?)
Squirrels: squeak, squicky
Tigers: growler
Wolves: growler

Greetings with fitting catchphrases

Get off my lawn & ugh (for cranky villagers)
Don’t talk to me & goodbye
Good to see you / I was worried!  & I hate it!
Howdy & partner
Got any food? & I’m hungry
Zappity Zap Zap & pachirisu (for Static)
Judge & witness
Honey & sting
Hey there & sugarbear
Sweet meet & sugar cube
Don’t hurt me! & ouch


Dessert/sweets theme
Catchphrases: snickerdoo / chocochip / jellyjam / meowringue (cat) / mooringue (cow) / creamsicle / lebkuchen (wolf; they always struck me as German-ish!) / sconesie / cinnaroll / honeybun / frostings / cuppycake / maraschino
Greetings: Snickerdoodleoo (chicken) / Chocochipper / Sugar'n spice

Alcoholic beverage theme
Catchphrases: mojito / cider / bubbly / bourbonne (specifically I have this for my snooty cat Monique as she seems French to me) / icewine (penguin) / amaretto (squirrel) / duckquiri (duck) / fruitini / baileys / sangria / sherry / kahlua
Greetings: Prost (wolf) / bottoms up / cheers

CONTRIBUTORS – thank you all so much!

katieshmatie, ar-te-mi-s, subliminal-asshole, bluesodacrossing, mayor-merlot, oaktincans, delilah-crossing, lasershield, kakkuja, faylian, kastrokingdoms, smokeyapaloosa, thestaticstalker, alwaysactually, mayorakito, jerseydevilapologist, mayor-brandy, mayorette, possibly-devon, pkmn-trainer-olive, ferotton, amibrazen, ifsbuttsandmeco, peppy-villager​, skye-crossing, pinkpeonii, aisemicr, mayor-jenn, crossingsnivy, elegant-mushroom, dordt-animal-crossing, shoujokay, miss-mismagius, webcomixwastaken… and several anons, thank you too!
Also thanks to rabbityfur who helped clean up the catchphrases.

I took the liberty not to include offensive catchphrases (explicitly sexual ones, ableism, (sexist) slurs, Japanese ones and AAVE). You are of course free to use the latter two if you’re Japanese/black but I didn’t want to support cultural appropriation with this list.

Introducing our first three contributors!

Riptide Ren

Hi! I’m Ren, 29 year old from Italy. I’m a data analyst by day and peddler of fluff and smut fics by night. Literally by night. My sleep schedule is messed up. For the zine, I’m writing an historical navy AU. High seas! Swashbuckling fights! Tight breeches!

Ren has written 17 fantastic Yuri on Ice fics on AO3, and we highly encourage you to give them a read!

  • AO3: Ren (where the good stuff is) (and also the bad)
  • Twitter: alcoholicrevo (where I rant about stuff and retweet cat pics)
  • Tumblr: @alcoholicrevo (where… idk I’m not active any more)

Galleon Gen

Gen’s soft, glow-like effect on her pieces really make you feel like you’re stepping into a dream! Gen will be collaborating with Ren, and we’re excited to see what she does with Ren’s Navy AU.

Castaway Cass Chanel

Here lies Cass Chanel. She decided she wanted to be a professional artist and now wants to become one with the grave but is too stubborn to change professions.

Cass’s watercolor-esque blending of color captured our attention right away!

(written by contributor Sonya)

I know a lot of people find photography to be a hobby, a peaceful one at that, but for me (and for some others of whom I’ve had the fortunate circumstances to talk to), find photography to be not only a hobby but also a passion. A lifestyle, if you will. A turning point for some. I wanted to write this article, my first article actually, on why photography means so much to me and how it allows me to express myself:

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(photographed & written by contributor Maynie)

I lived in Kathmandu, Nepal for four years. When I first moved to Nepal, I knew immediately that it was going to be a big change in my life. As the years progressed, my experience with the country became more intimate. Nepal has provided me with peace. But to be completely honest, this change in my life was a bit out of my comfort zone. The person that I used to be four years ago, was used to the vibrant and chaotic life of Bangkok. Differently, the lifestyle of the people in Nepal was calm and peaceful. Despite this, I decided to push through and made the change for myself. 

Read on to find out more about my life in Nepal:

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(written & photographed by contributor Ash)

The way you smile while seeing pictures being painted captured me. People laugh at different things, you always had a special connection with the sky. I’d often ask you why it’s so special. I never really understood your infatuation with it. Even though we both were together you saw something I couldn’t. Days could go by and sunset would come and I couldn’t tell the difference. Yet there you sat with your camera laughing quietly to yourself. I remember you trying to describe what you saw. No matter how hard you tried I could see half of what you saw. It always looked blue during the day and pitch black at night. I couldn’t see the colours in between. Some people have a way with words you had your way with the sky…

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Blank Party is finally here, and our first major project is a comics anthology fanzine all about the wonderful beautiful amazing SNES RPG …


… and we want your submissions!


  • We are looking for comics and illustrations about anything Earthbound-related that you can think of.
  • The zine will be printed at 5.25 x 8.125 inches, in full color and with full bleed! Please make your files 5.5 x 8.375 inches (the extra 1/8 inch will be cut off for bleed), 300 DPI/PPI, and CMYK! You can use this template!
  • You can submit one to four pages! You can do a two-page spread! You can do 2 two-page spreads!!!
  • Earthbound was released with a kid-friendly ESRB rating and we are following that in this project.  When working on your submission, keep that in mind.
  • This anthology will be curated, but all submissions will be posted on a special Earthbound Party Tumblr.


  • Please email your completed .PSDs or .PNGs (or a download link, if your file’s big!) to BlankPartyClub[at]gmail.com with the subject Earthbound Party Submission.  
  • Name your files like this: “artistname_01”, “artistname_02”, etc.
  • The deadline is July 1st!

 - By submitting to Earthbound Party, you are allowing us the right to print your submission in the zine, and to post it on Tumblr. -

All contributors included in the physical zine will receive one hard copy, and those contributors will be able to order extra copies from us at a wholesale price.

So get your pencil eraser and your eraser eraser and send us your stuff! 

(art created by contributing artist Danielle)

My name is Danielle, I’m 16 years old and I’m based a little bit north of Toronto, Ontario. I draw mostly eyes and faces in general because I find it amazing to see a person come to life as I draw them. I feel as though eyes hold a lot of emotions and just a tiny bit of change in them can change the entire mood. I love to paint with acrylics because they have such a large range of colours and there are so many different ways to use them. Art is my passion, and I don’t like to tell the future, but it is what I dream of doing after high school. 

You can see more of my art on my blog or get to know more about me through my instagram @danihelle. 

PHOTO CREDIT | Image created by Danielle (instagram / tumblr)


Art Writer’s Wednesday 15 - Tumblr Artist

Alejandro M. Campos Herrera | on Tumblr (Mexico)

Architect and photographer Alejandro M. Campos Herrera is a keen member and active contributor on Tumblr based in Puebla, Mexico. Not only does he produce consistently amazing photographs to show the beauty of his country, he also co-curates The Photographers Directory to showcase photographers on Tumblr. Alejandro’s personal work was featured on Artchipel over a year ago and we are glad to have him speak about his story, creative process, and future projects.

Artchipel: Who is Alejandro M. Campos Herrera? Tell us a bit about your educational background.
Alejandro M. Campos Herrera: First off, I would like to thank you guys for taking the time to set up this interview. That said, I am a 27-year-old architect and photographer based in Puebla, the 4th most developed city in Mexico. Architecture always seemed the obvious way to go for me since I pretty much always loved everything about it. Then, I completely fell in love with photography.

A: How did photography initially capture your attention? How does your architectural background relate to your visual artwork?
AMCH: There has always been a camera around me. My mom would take pictures of my sister and me all the time as we grew up. So a camera was never a strange gadget in our household, but we never used photography for any purpose other than documenting family time. It was in 2008 that I began asking myself a lot of things about photography, blurred backgrounds were a mystery to me. Yeah, those were the days! I happened to be in Barcelona at the time studying for some months and doing a little traveling as well. I traveled across Western Europe doing mostly travel photography, well, tourist photography to be honest. Then I came back home with all these files that remained in my computer till early 2010 when I got my first DSLR. It all aligned, I guess. With my new “toy” and the whole set of photos I had from Europe, my girlfriend suggested I create a blog. So I did, and I started posting here on Tumblr April that year. It was a slow process, a journey. Then the followers came, I began being noticed and, well, the rest is history. A lot of effort and some luck played huge roles in this growing passion photography is for me. Since my early experimentations my architectural background was and still is present. I am a fool for straight lines, balanced images, and geometry.

A: You are very much concerned about the perception that people abroad have of Mexico. In your work in photography, how did you come to develop your aesthetic without falling into the cliché?
AMCH: Since I became aware of how photography is a medium not only to show a place to the eyes of others but also a perception changer to those unfamiliar to it, I felt that I had to do something about it. People often think of Mexico as a dangerous country. Truth is, there is crime just like anywhere else and, while it is an issue, that is not what Mexico should be defined by. Mexico is full of culture, color, and great architecture, all worth being seen and spread. As I try to change this perception, I also try not to fall into this niche of super saturated handicrafts photographs and such. I wanted to develop a different approach to what photography can show of this great country.

A: Black and white vs color, why choose one over the other? Is the creative process different?
AMCH: I used to say “Everything looks better in B&W”, but that has changed. I guess I was not comfortable with color at one point because I (and let me be completely honest here) did not know how to work with it. Most of the times, while shooting, I already know which photos are going to be processed in black and white and which others will remain in color, but it is not a rule. Sometimes certain photographs are just meant to be one way or another. Understanding color is key, whether you are working in B&W or in color.

A: How do you feel about the way your work has progressed so far? How do you see it evolving in the future?
AMCH: I love visiting my archive from time to time, it gives me a perspective on how much I have evolved and learned through these years that I have been shooting in a more serious way. Tumblr was and will always be the platform that made me discover my love for photography. So many artists are sharing their work on a daily basis and nurturing my creativity. It is just amazing. It is all a process, and I continue learning every day. I am pretty sure that my work will keep changing as time goes by, it is both natural and necessary.

A: Not only have you become a pillar of Tumblr’s photography community, but you also have successfully crafted an Instagram that we enjoy greatly. How do you use social media to invent or reinvent yourself as photographer?
AMCH: I have been extremely lucky to have such an impact on Tumblr’s photography community while I am far from being that influential, let alone “Tumblr famous”. Tumblr has always been such a welcoming platform for us creatives, and I thank the staff for that. It is always great coming across people with your same interests and passions. I have met some of the kindest, most talented, and down to earth people there, with whom I have grown a strong bond. We are family.

Now, Instagram. Thank you! It has been quite a ride, let me tell you. I enjoy it so very much, and I think I speak for its millions of users when I say that it has taken mobile photography to a whole new level. The aspect I think many of us love the most about it is not the filters but its immediacy. Having your phone with you is amazingly convenient when it comes to capturing a moment that would otherwise be gone if you did not. It also keeps you creative, as there is a constant need and availability to document your surroundings and experiences.

Social media is a must nowadays if you are one of the creative types. It is a great way to spread your work and to meet people. Contacts, you know? I also think it is crucial to understand each platform’s purpose. Each platform has its own kind of audience and they expect to see fresh content in each of them so I try not to be repetitive. For example, my Tumblr and Flickr are pretty much the same since they work together as virtual galleries while my Instagram, on the other hand, is completely different. I devote it to mobile photography 99% of the time, and I think that is ideal. It keeps people interested. Why would people follow my Instagram if they are getting the same content in all of my other social media, right?

A: Could you name 3 young artists to keep an eye on?
AMCH: Tough one, but here are my choices:
Leonardo Martínez (Mexico) Website | Instagram
Christian Villacillo (Canada) Portfolio | Flickr | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter
Mabel Favela (Mexico) Behance | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter

A: What is your project for the coming year?
AMCH: Work. No one can sit and just wait to be discovered. Updating my online store at Society6 is a priority, and I also have a couple of books in the making. There are other surprises but I’d rather keep them private as they develop. Thanks again for the interview, it was a great way to start the year.


We sincerely thank Alejandro for taking the time to answer some questions for Artchipel’s Art Writer’s Wednesday #15. Alejandro can be found on the following sites:
Cargocollective | Flickr | Twitter | Facebook | Society6 | Instagram | Tumblr

[more Alejandro M. Campos Herrera | Art Writer’s Wednesday with Artchipel]


I went to a halloween party last night, dressed as my favorite Commodore employee, Bil Herd.

Bil was the lead engineer on the Commodore 128 project, and worked heavily on the Plus/4, C16, C116, and C264.  He also worked on unreleased projects like the C364 and the Commodore LCD.

During his time at Commodore, he was known for carrying a Mach 5 cartridge for whenever he needed to use a C64 & 1541.  In lieu of a Mach 5, I carried the competing Epyx Fastload cartridge.

Blog Post #52: Writing From Generation to Generation

It started off like a movie: I’m sitting in a cafe, drinking coffee out of an old mug, staring out at the busy city streets while I edit an upcoming manuscript. A man behind me interrupts, saying, “I heard you two were writers,” and gives me and my friend his number. He’s the King Poet at City Lights Publishers, and he’s grown up with the Beat Generation, grown up attending poetry conference after poetry conference, publishing across the world, and he wants my number. This is the writer’s version of marketing. This is the writer’s dream. 

Three months ago, I signed up for my university’s mentor program, expected little, and then had my expectations jump through the roof when I found a novelist amongst my school’s alumni. I signed with her immediately. Flash forward a month and I’m sitting in a little Italian restaurant I could never afford, exchanging pieces of writing, discussing upcoming conferences, and the appeal of the Oxford Comma. She’s won a series of poetry awards, is self published when it comes to novels, and most of her friends are publishers. In short, it’s a dream come true. 

My mentor did not offer me a publishing contract, did not, in one meeting, make all my dreams come true, but she has opened doors I didn’t know where possible. She’s seen the world the way I never have, and while she teaches me about networking, introduces me to her friends in the business, and gets me in touch with upcoming conferences, she’s also been gracious enough to allow me the floor in return. I’ve taught her punctuation, point of view rules, book structuring. Together, we’ve begun to make the perfect pair. 

Not every bit of advice is a gem–and that goes for both of us–but it has been a once in a lifetime opportunity to work closely with a writer in this way. It doesn’t have to be through your school; plenty of websites out there (many right here on Tumblr!) have contributors from all over the world and from every age group ready and waiting to help. Beta readers are around the corner, seasoned writers are ready to reach out, and new writers are looking for you to discuss with. Writing help is out there if you only choose to look, and while this “career”–for lack of a better word–may seem like a solo sport at times–and maybe the ‘locking yourself away to write’ part is–the exchange of generations only serves to help. After all, you never know who you’ll meet. 

Writer’s groups have made the world go around for generations. Whether it was gathering at City Lights for the Beats, or running around New York today, writers have a tendency to find each other. Trust me, it helps.