uppercase,

anonymous asked:

Do you have a specific method for making sigils?

I do, yes. I’ve talked about it before - the old post can be found on @thesigilwitch [here] - but that is over two years old now, so I suppose I can update it, lol.

First, I come up with a statement of intent - a sentence that will dictate what my sigil does. All of my sigils are based off a sentence - I do not draw symbols without an intent or desire in mind, and if I do I don’t consider them sigils.

For an example intent, let’s go with “wellness and positive energy permeates my life.” This was a recent sigil I did, so I can give you examples of my steps.

I write that statement at the top of a piece of paper. I use all uppercase letters, because I think it adds more power, but that is a personal choice.

From there, I break down the statement, make it more abstract, by removing any duplicate letters. I only want one of each letter occurring in the sentence. Some people say to remove the vowels as well, but I like to keep them - it adds more variety to the shapes I can use when making my sigils. Thus, my intent of “wellness and positive energy permeates my life” ends up looking like “welnsadpoitvrgymf.” Try pronouncing that, lol.

The next step, for me at least, is to break down those letters further into their basic shapes. A W becomes \ / \ /, e would be | - - -, and so on. (Again, I always use uppercase letters when doing this.) This gives me more building blocks to create my sigils with, and more variety for their creation. I don’t like my sigils to look like a bunch of letters thrown together - I prefer it to be more abstract, and it is more visually appealing to me that way. When I break down the letters, I tend to only draw one of each shape, instead of all the individual lines and curves. So, doing that, “welnsadpoitvrgymf” becomes | \ / - ~ ) ◯ ( .

At this point, the top of my sigil sheet looks like this:

I often glance at that when I am actually sketching my sigils, to use it as a focus and help reinforce the intent in my mind.

Now that I have that done, I start sketching. Sometimes I use the pieces of the letters, sometimes I use the whole letters, sometimes I use neither and just wing it. There have even been cases where I combine some or all of those techniques for one sigil. It mostly comes down to what I “feel” the sigil needs. In certain cases, that means attempting new creation methods, which tend to be some I have found posted by others here on Tumblr. For the most part, however, I stick to my creation method, if it can even be called that lol.

However I decide to draw the sigil, I do a few sketches of different designs until I get one I like, which means it has to aesthetically appeal to me. Sometimes this happens in one sketch, sometimes it takes two or three (the average). I once filled two sides of a sheet of paper with like 16 sigils for the same intent, which took over an hour, and I still didn’t like any of them. I learned that it was important that the sigil looks good to you, because it connects it to you on a personal level - much the same way I believe it is important to like how a tarot deck looks. That may not be true for all, but it is true to me now.

The sketch page for the sigil “wellness and positive energy permeates my life” looked like this when I was done:

Generally, I don’t keep drawing after I find a design I like. I typically star the one I plan on keeping and using. I didn’t on this page; however, I went over the design a few times to solidify the lines exactly how I wanted them. The final design is the one on the top right, this one:

However, when I drew that particular design, I had the page flipped, so it technically should look like this:

As you can see, there are erase marks from where I tried lines out, but decided I didn’t like in the end. I don’t feel that has any impact on the sigil’s effectiveness.

The one right next to it was the first one I drew, and I almost went with that one as the final design, but I was concerned it looked too much like a very infamous racist symbol, so I passed on it. I was told it didn’t; however, since I had those negative connotations already in my mind and associated with that design, I felt it would be and for me to go with it in the end.

At that point, the sigil is ready to be used. However, I tend to make digital copies of my sigils, because I do post them online for other people’s use. This sigil was actually made for an intent suggested by a friend.

I either scan the page to upload my sigil, or I take a crappy picture with my cell phone and email it to myself. Either way, I get it on my computer and open it with Paint Tool SAI. From there, I redraw the sigil, which also adds another element of aesthetic to it, because I really enjoy how clean and sharp the sigils look when done with the line tool in SAI. 

When the sigil is made digital, I tweak some of the lines a bit further to keep them looking exactly as I want, how I intended the design to look in the first place, even though it may not have come across so well on the page. I also like to play around with line thickness.

Mostly the sigils are made transparent, with a white glow around the edges for visibility purposes; sometimes I create simple color backgrounds with the color corresponding to the sigil’s intent. It depends on what I feel like doing with it. 

When I post them online, they tend to get watermarks, if I can remember to do it. For a while they didn’t, because you can’t create text layers in SAI, but I have Photoshop back now, so I’ve begun utilizing the watermarks again.

The final version of this sigil ended up like this:

Now that I look at it again, the large curve needs fixing, lol. 

And that is how I make my sigils! I dunno if I needed to go so in-depth, but here it is. I hope you made it all the way to the end, and I hope it helps you, or provides inspiration for your own method, or whatever. I don’t really know why you asked me this tbh. But you know, enjoy!

anonymous asked:

I LOVE how you write us!sans!! I love how he still talks in lowercase. He's SO CUTE. Both a cinnamon and SINnamon roll. I love his child like optimism and radiance and the fact you didn't write him as naive. Sorry I suck at words but ugh so good 👌👌👌👌

thank you!

it’s my headcanon that us!sans still speaks in lowercase, but with added punctuation for emphasis and us!papyrus Speaks Like This With First Letter Capitals kind of rhythmically. i feel like his natural instinct is to speak in uppercase but he’s so damn awkward about it, so he has to actively keep his case down hahaha

it’s (one of) my pet peeves when people write us!sans and/or ut!pap as super innocent or naive. like. heck no thanks to that. he’s an adult! he has wants! he has needs! he can enjoy his light up shoes and also fucking reader into submission. it’s all good here folks lol

but thank you. you don’t suck at words. i appreciate the ask!!! :D

anonymous asked:

will the urls be like tumblr where they're lowercase or will there be a way to do uppercase and lowercase. I want to know because I don't want someone with the same URL as me all because they uppercased (is that a word?) the first letter of their URL

They’re all lowercase, but the username can have whatever capitalization that you want. If I take Wolf, for example, no one else can take wolf!

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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!

Your Preferred Username is Already Taken, D&D Alignments Edition

  • Lawful Good - Add an adjective
  • Neutral Good - Use it as part of a phrase
  • Chaotic Good - Append a “420″ or a “69″
  • Lawful Neutral - Append a “1″ (or a “2″ if “1″ is already taken, etc.)
  • True Neutral - Go with your second choice because you weren’t really that invested anyway
  • Chaotic Neutral - Deliberate and flagrant misspelling
  • Lawful Evil - Add a pun
  • Neutral Evil - Visually similar glyph substitution (e.g., uppercase I for lowercase L)
  • Chaotic Evil - Homestuck typing quirk

@sanchezeliezer this is actually a question I had when first starting out, too.

Short answer, both ways are okay but using the uppercase name just once is preferred.

Long answer, stageplays are what commonly keep the name in uppercase throughout. Many writers who switch from or between writing stageplays to screenplays keep names in caps, which is why the style differs. Screenplay writers typically prefer the first way because the uppercase can make the action/description crowded and busy.

Characters are almost always introduced before their dialogue. It establishes them in the scene and as a character (it’s weird to have a character seemingly appear out of nowhere).

As for the “BIRTHMARK” in uppercase, sometimes crucial information is in caps to draw attention to it. This is most commonly used with sound (such as: “The alarm clock RINGS.”)
USE CAPS WITH CAUTION.

Hope this clarifies!

Jules

NT Moments - 1-800-INTP-Therapy
  • mr-entj: Hey, you're from 1-800-INTP-Therapy right?
  • INTP: I hope that's a therapy line FOR INTPs and not a line run by INTPs.
  • mr-entj: It's run BY INTPs so when someone calls in, Ti asks "Is this a problem? Why is it a problem? Do problems exist or are we just imaginary beings?" And then the line dies and anime music plays.
  • INTP: I'd probably be able to do that for 2 people, then it'd be anime music from then on when I'm all out of extraversion.
  • mr-entj: Push 4 for inferior Fe counseling...silence.
  • INTP: Inferior Fe counseling pre-recorded message: "whatever you're thinking, just say the opposite of it to the person's face."
  • mr-entj: "If confused, just cry." We can make this into a business.

23 June 2017 || 

Hi!

Over the last few semesters, I developed my own system of revising for exams. I’m a visual learner and writing things down in an organised way helps me loads. I posted pictures of my exam notes several times before (here, here, here, here) and I use this format for basically every class that requires an exam instead of an essay - so far: calculus 1, real analysis, maths education, english literature, and teaching german as a second language. Many people really liked this format, so here’s a step-by-step guide on how I do it! 

1. Supplies

I use:

  • blank A4 paper
  • one sheet of A4 grid paper 
  • a black gel pen by Kyocera (you can use any pen, but it should have a somewhat fine tip and should dry easily)
  • Stabilo fine liners point88 (one or two matching colours per class)
  •  a set square (imo that works better than a ruler)
  • a Faber-Castell 0.7 Grip 1347 pencil in 2B (you can use any pencil you like, but it should be HB or 2B because you need to erase it later)
  • lecture notes/slides, class notes, homework, basically any info that is necessary for the exam

2. Setup

  1. Place the grid paper underneath the blank one. Make sure it doesn’t move when you write (if necessary, use paperclips to hold it in place). 
  2. Draw margins and aid lines (in pencil - you’ll erase these later). Measure them out so they’ll be the same on every sheet. I usually do approximately 1cm margins left, right, and bottom, 2.5cm margin at the top for title and subheading, and three columns: left one with a width of 6cm, middle one with 5cm, right one with 6cm and 0.5cm blank space between them. (The grid paper underneath will help.) You can also only make two columns - four columns is gonna be very hard though because that won’t leave you with much space. 
  3. Every time you have a list, bullet points, step-by-step guides etc, indent the bullets by another 0.5cm (draw another aid line for this). If you have sub-bullets, indent them another 0.5cm and so on. 
  4. I use colours for bullet points (the actual points /arrows /numbers/ whatever), important names, something that I’m defining, subheadings, and important dates. 

3. Content

  1. Start writing your notes. Make them as condensed as you possibly can without leaving important points out. I try to go for one A4 page per lecture (aka around 28 powerpoint slides or more on one page), but sometimes I’ll also end up with two.
  2. Use abbreviations for words you use a lot, e.g. “+” for “and”, “p.” for “problem”, “str.” for “strategies”, “lit.” for “literature” etc. 
  3. You can absolutely include important diagrams/graphs etc. Either print them out in the size you need or draw them by hand and in the colours you need. If it doesn’t fit in one column, spread it out over two columns and continue the separated columns underneath/above. 
  4. Make your bullet points mean something. Use numbers, arrows, flags, lowercase letters, uppercase letters, dots - each can have a different meaning. Are you writing something where the order is important       (numbers)? Are you giving examples (dots)? Are you mentioning separate important key points (flags)? 
  5. I wrote my last summary page for maths education today and stopped the time - I needed 50 minutes for one lecture with 27 slides (new material because I hadn’t been there), including a small chocolate break. 

4. Final Touches

  • Check if the ink has dried. Check again. 
  • Carefully erase the pencil aid lines with a good eraser. make sure you don’t wrinkle the paper (unless you don’t care about that sort of stuff haha)
  • If you want to, you can highlight key words (or whatever you like). 
  • Number your pages if you’ll write several. I always write down the number of the lecture (session 1, session 2 etc) in the subheading. 
  • Optional, but I do it: Make a copy of your sheet that you carry around with you. Nothing is as frustrating as spilling coffee over your revision sheets. Put the original in a plastic sleeve and keep it in a folder or binder somewhere, and study/revise only with the copy. Especially useful if you have others quizzing you with your summaries and they don’t care if they rip/wrinkle/ruin them lmao 

I hope this was somewhat informative! You can tweak it of course, depending on what class you have and what will be on the exam. I hope you’re having a nice weekend! :) 

Arachnophobia (TMNT, Leo X Reader)

“ Leo! ”

Leonardo wasn’t the kind of boyfriend to baby you. To patronise you or make you feel small. He was one hundred percent always behind you in anything and it delighted him to see the things you cold accomplish on your own. It made him proud. And with such an attitude towards you, it was hard to think of you as anything less than being just as fearless as he was. He often joked you were more deserving of that title than he was.

However, seeing your cowering; squealing his name as you balanced atop one of the kitchen counters, clinging to one of the cupboards where they kept the plates, that whole ideal was flipped on its head.

And cruel as it may be, you looked rather cute when you were scared.

“ Really? But it’s so small, ” He tried to reason with you, as he collected a glass from one of the cupboards- Not the one you were using to balance thankfully- And a paper towel.

“ It is not! ” You sobbed in response, “ Please j-just get rid of it! ”.

Obediently the leader in blue leaned down to the small, small insect; placing the cup over top of it before slipping the paper beneath as to encase in the temporary prison.

“ G-Good, now get rid of it! ” Leo had never been one to kill spiders, nor had he ever even really had to catch them. Sure, bugs made Raph’s skin crawl but he dealt with or at least hid it better now they were older. But Leo had never felt any ill will for them. They kept the Lair free of flies, which he did find to be something of a pest especially during meditation, so as far as he was concerned they earned their keep.

Having made it to the entrance, he placed down the cup and the paper, removing the glass over top to allow the creature to scuttle free in its own time, leaving behind the towel and heading back to the kitchen.

As he dunked the glass into the sink and began to wash it, he noticed you were still stop the counter.

“ Is it gone? ” You asked warily, he smiled and nodded before you cautiously lowered yourself back to the floor.

“ I never knew you were scared of spiders, Y/N, ” He commented.

“ I-I am not! I just… Don’t like them, ” You murmured, cuddling into his side as he dried off the glass and returned it to the cupboard. Your hand intertwined with his the moment he had followed through and dried his own hands.

“ It’s cute, ” He said softly, your cheeks blowing up with a blush.

“ W-What? ”

“ The minute you thought you were in danger, even if it was very silly danger, you called on me, ” He explained, his arms moving to wrap around you. You huffed burying your head in his plastron and he chuckled, gently running a hand back through your hair.

“ Don’t look so smug, ” You grumbled.

“ I love you, ” He retorted, causing you to turn up your nose, knowing of course there was only one way to response to that. Leaning up on your tip toes, you pressed a kiss to his cheek.

“ I love you too. ”

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02/04 ~ i am absolutely in love with this planner i received from the january uppercase box! it has the most adorable drawings & quotes as the cover page for every month 

Uppercase YA Subscription Box

About a year ago, I realized that there were subscription boxes for books, and I was obviously very intrigued. I ended up trying to decide between Uppercase and OwlCrate. At the time I chose Uppercase, so I wanted to write a review of my experience since I have been subscribed for around a year. Recently, I have tried a few OwlCrate boxes so I will write a review for that later, and hopefully I can help anyone else who was trying to decide between the two subscription boxes. 

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she wouldn’t be wearing a swimsuit that small if anyone other than you and the nearby school of angelfish were here.

“mulder, that’s ridiculous,” she said last week at costco when you put two snorkel sets - a pink one for her because you think she looks cute in that color, a grey one for yourself because, unlike her, you don’t look good in pink - into your cart. “we’re not going to get that up-close. you know i don’t like swimming in the ocean.”

but as she dives below the sea’s surface once more, follows the school as they shimmy down by the nearly-endless reef below both of you, you’re pretty sure she was wrong.

she presses against the water with her hands, moves away from you while you look in between sea-fans and fire corals. though you’re thankful for the change, for the difference, you know these colors could never exist in the states, at least not in the part of the states where you both live, no matter how greatly you wish they would. out there, everything is grassy and earthy, the colors being those of mountains, canyons, freshwater lakes, but here, cold and warm fluorescents light up the strangely-blue water, and though you’re wearing goggles, the world comes through in perfectly clear technicolor. the fish are like pizza shop open signs, the reefs textured and endless, the sand flitted with pink flecks that shine out most when they’re stuck to her hands. after the bout of winter you’ve had in virginia, the warmth and vibrance of the maldives feel life-affirming, the combination acting as a brash awakening to the varying beauties of the world. you’re glad that your first true vacation together was to somewhere that feels like another planet.

and dana scully on a beach has been your most pleasant surprise so far. somehow, she found a tiny surf-shack for you both to stay in on himmafushi, just a bedroom and no kitchen, so when you’re both not lounging around and reading with the windows open, you’re on the beach, her sunscreen close by and your typical clothes left in your suitcases; most often, you’re both wearing swimsuits, the exposure of her skin so new even though you’ve known her for so many years. now, you eye her tattoo far ahead of you in the water, her glance drifting back, her eyes signaling keep up, mulder.

then, she dives down, and because she goes head-first past its edge, you’re sure she’s at the end of the reef. kicking forward, you follow, then tense as you see the depth; apparently, you’re farther out than you assumed, for the distance from the sandy bottom to the crests of the waves is…ten, maybe fifteen feet? the reef alone must be four feet tall. with her stomach parallel to the bottom, she swims alongside two stringrays, the three making a pale pack, the rays shimmying like bedsheets on a clothesline in summer; you breathe at the top of the water, the glugging sounds of lapping waves coming into your years, and wish you had a camera so that you could immortalize the way she blends in here, could always remember her sense of ease on this part of the planet. then, the rays swivel off in other directions, and she needs a breath, so she presses up, crests through the water a few feet away, leaves a trail of bubbles behind her. lazily, you pad over to her while her dainty little ankles tread water.

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Okay Tumblr, wtf. First off, kinda annoyed via your app and its stupid habit of double-posting. SECONDLY…

Secondly. It’s a double post. About cats. The worst thing said on that post is the word “shit”. WHY IS ONE MARKED AS “Marked Sensitive” and the other isn’t? Your algorithm SUCKS.

I could program better with my fucking eyes closed, you fucking idiots.

Clean up your goddamn idiotic decisions and stop trying to be the moral police while prattling on about how you’re creating safe spaces. This isn’t creating a safe space. This is creating frustration and fury. Implement a proper blacklist, step back, and STOP TRYING TO MICROMANAGE.

INTP, ENFP: capital gains
  • (INTP and ENFP are in Financial Literacy class.)
  • Teacher: *says something about "capital gains"*
  • ENFP: *violently whips out notebook and begins scribbling in it*
  • INTP: *zoning out while eating chicken nuggets*
  • ENFP: INTP look
  • ENFP: *shows INTP drawing of an uppercase "A" with huge biceps, lifting weights*
  • ENFP: capital gains
  • INTP: *softly gasps*