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Never really talked about it this way, a convo made me think: how much are people aware about Wakfu and its fandom? How many people feel lost, confused, out of touch. Some don’t even know what Wakfu is, although it’s mostly what I post here.

So let me explain and tell about the tumblr Wakfu community a little! \o/ Like it’s my own home and I show you, here’s the living room, kitchen here, bathroom here. x’D I’m one of the oldest fandom members that are still active, and my blog receives a decent user flow, so I thought making such a post would be fun and helpful.

A standard introduction: Wakfu, along with Dofus and several other products, is a part of cross-media called Krosmoz, vizualized by the super talented french guys, Ankama.
Cross-media is: several animated series, short animations, a film, comics of many different styles, and, of course, games. I’m primarily on the gaming side of the community, though I watched (and rewatched) all the animations. Here you can find and watch/read most of the media for free. Other titles can be easily googled.

What initially drew my attention, is this trailer. It was my “door” into the Krosmoz universe. Ankama’s visual style is just flawless, they had me the moment I saw it. So, if you’re hearing of Wakfu for the first time, give this trailer a shot.

If you’ve been around for a while but feel there’s no fandom or it’s too tiny or scattered, check out the Wakfu tag. It’s still alive, even to my own surprise.
When I joined in 2012, there was something like a cozy family that played the mmo, roleplayed and talked about their characters. Those people are mostly gone by now, but they made the best first impression for me. Lately, there was a noticeable activity increase and new user flux, so I thought it’s the right time to make such a post. The tag lives again, yay! \o/

Everyone’s up to their own business, but sometimes you see a few posts tagged as Sacrier Saturday and such on. I saw people being confused and asking what’s that, uh.. It’s just an unspoken tradition started by hell knows who. :D A fun, silly little celebration.
There are, to my knowledge: Masqueraider Monday, Toddler Tuesday, Feca Friday, Sacrier Saturday and Sadida Sunday. (psst you can come up with another day idea)
They’re unofficial, fan-driven, recurring mini-events. You draw, talk, post any type content about a certain thing on a certain day. Visit the respective tag to see others’ stuff and feel good, that’s just it. <3 

Recently I had a talk about artists, how barely visible they are. This post’s initial purpose was to actually give a spotlight to my favorite Wakfu artists, so that they can get the love they deserve, and people can find more cool creators to follow.

Off the top of my head. Mid to high quality art, those who post at least once in a while. There’s actually more awesome peeps and hopefully you’ll find ‘em. C: You can reblog and add your personal favs!

loverofscythe | atomic-soldier | followthechick | shushuccubus (may contain nsfw) | eniripsa | deviched | nat-just | robotrigger | flora-fatale | hua333 (may contain nsfw) | davidohdrums | awful-fortune | ony-b | thingsofthebrain | sailorleo | wakkass | mini-amiya | my bff aketan, of course :9

If you’re not okay and want your name removed from the list, just message me >////< I wanna spread the love, you guys make me happy whenever I see you in the tag. You might not even know how much I adore your arts and OCs because I mostly never crawl out of my shell and communicate. Let this post be an exception. I love your stuff and you’re the best. <3 Keep rockin’!

intj-dictator  asked:

Hey Eila! I remember you talking about how you are an UI/UX designer without having learned about anything like that in school. How did you get interested in this? And how did you learn more and get experience? Any good online resources to suggest?

How to Become a UX/UI Designer - A Comprehensive Guide

I’ll just do a comprehensive guide on this :D

Is UX/UI designing right for you?

You’ll love UX designing if

  • You love analyzing & solving problems - UX designing = designing the most efficient and simplistic way to achieve business goals through a product. You must analyze:
    • 1) The client’s business, their goals & vision
    • 2) The target users’ behaviors & preferences
    • 3) All possible flows that users may interact with your product (e.g. website, app) and achieve what you want them to achieve.
    • Then, find the best solution that translates into user flow charts and wireframes.
  • You love psychology (cognition & behaviors) - As a UX designer, you need to understand different groups of users, the differences in their behaviors, and why they do those things.
  • You love researching - It’s a huge advantage to know what competitors (of your clients) are doing and what worked for them, or recent trends among your target users, or what’s new in the design & tech world. These will help make design decisions.
  • You are able to put functionality and efficiency first - Sometimes you must sacrifice beauty, but if it boosts sales by 20%, so be it.
  • You are attentive to details - There are many more components to a website or app than what you’d usually see. You must think of all scenarios that can happen like error messages, forgot password popups, blank states, on-boarding, etc. You don’t want users to get stuck in limbo somewhere, become frustrated, and quit forever. This comes with experience and studying other people’s products.

You’ll love UI designing if

  • You love to communicate (a clear message) visually - As a UI designer, you’re not just creating whatever you want that looks nice. Your job is to design the best way to visually communicate your client’s brand at first glance. Think of how you can translate these points into visuals:
    • What are they trying to tell their customers?
    • What kind of brand are they? Fun & young, sophisticated & classy, or formal & reliable?
    • What is the most important call to action (in line with business goal)? Getting users to sign up, subscribe, buy something, or sign a petition?
    • What distinguish them for their competitors?
  • You love psychology (perception) - As a UI designer, your goal is to influence users to take the actions you want by using colors, typography, and layout. Understand what catches attention, how to direct the eyes to the most important part first, etc.
  • Your workflow is consistent and systematic - A website/app should have a clear colors scheme with 1-3 fonts, not a big mess of 7 different greens in 12 fonts for no purpose. The same colors and styles should link the same things (e.g. everything related to signing up is orange). Planning what elements you will use and why from the beginning will save you a lot of time.
  • You are adaptable - In the end, you are being paid by a client. You can make suggestions that you think is best, but sometimes it is the client’s final say, especially when it comes to visual style which depends on personal preferences.

Always a bonus

  • Communication skills - You must be able to effectively communicate to your clients why you make certain design decisions, and how they would help improve their business.
  • Basic coding skills - Knowing how to code allows to effectively communicate with developers and avoid impossible designs (i.e. designs that are impossible to code, or would take a way to long to do so). You should at least know how responsive design and bootstrap grid work.
  • Networking skills - This is especially important if you’re a freelancer. One easy way to find work is networking at tech and startup events, as well as getting referred through connections.

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"Get Out" Perfectly Captures the Terrifying Truth About White Women
There are many scary things about the movie, but scariest of all is its realistic depiction of racism.

This writer? Kendra James? Is fire! As excerpted here: 

But here, condensed into one 10-minute span, I recognized the sinking feeling of being betrayed by a white woman you’ve stanned for, loved, liked, or even simply been mildly okay with. It’s that feeling when you find out that, after enjoying her in Easy A and finding her bubbly personality lovable, Emma Stone was fine with playing an Asian woman in Aloha. Maybe you went through it with Scarlett Johansson when you found out that she’d accepted the lead role in Ghost in the Shell, an adaptation of a Japanese anime series. It’s the betrayal you feel the first time you realize that women who are labeled pop-culture feminist icons, like Tina Fey, are perfectly fine with gunning for blackface laughs at your expense, or blaming your idols for white girls’ lack of self-esteem. (Beyoncé is many things, but she is not the reason you hate your body.)

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Hey there!  I wrote another Rupphire Fic.  The general idea of this one’s been hitting me over the head for the past couple of weeks and wasn’t going to stop ‘till I wrote something.

It’s a human!AU.  Sapphire just moved into an apartment in a new city and is acclimating to her new surroundings when she hears another resident playing music.  She falls in love with their voice, and she ends up out on the balcony every night listening in.

Here’s the ao3 and ff.net links if anybody prefers to read there, and that’s about it!

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Dear staff,

IF YOU’RE TRYING TO COMPETE WITH OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA LAYOUTS, STOP. SERIOUSLY, JUST DON’T. Because 1) most of us here hardly ever uses Facebook so stop competing and 2) you’ve taken away one of the main things that made Tumblr tumblr

Tumblr itself is already a great platform and now that you’ve taken away the ICONIC reblog “staircase”, you will just get a bunch of angry users because the flow of reblog comments have been abSO-FRICkinG-LUtely wrecked and also, it looks horrible and it is no longer Tumblr.

You have literally just DEMOLISHED your trademark for a shitty looking “forum” style commenting. Often, these comments are used to make a textpost more emphasised/humourous/etc. but now that has been rid, the whole point of that one supposedly funny textpost has been lost because you took away its glory by making the style something it isn’t supposed to be.

So, in order to minimise the amount of angry notes you’re getting, the sudden drop of users, and other things your marketing team had nightmares about, for the love of God,

change it back

youtuber malec au!
  • Ok au where Magnus runs a popular YouTube channel (MagnificentBane) where he usually does makeup tutorials, fashion advice/”show my closet”, and sometimes those challenges with his best friends (Raphael (bloodygoodvids) and Ragnor (OverYonderLust))
  • But he’ll also do more serious topics like accepting who you are and lgbtq+ positivity videos (he’ll also vlog every major pride event that he goes to)
  • Then while at a con, he meets and befriends Isabelle (IzzybelleVlogs), who posts vlogs and videos about fashion & feminism,
  • While rushing to go help Isabelle with a Eyeliner Emergency before a panel, he rounds a corner too close and ends up bumping into someone and having a smoothie spilled down the entire front of his shirt
  • He looks up and is immediately distracted by warm brown eyes, messy hair and a very surprised face (and the hole in the shoulder of the man’s sweater, but he overlooked that)
  • The stranger helps him get napkins to take care of the Worst of it, but Magnus eventually just goes to Isabelle’s room anyways since he has plenty of room to change later
  • Only a couple of minutes into helping Isabelle with her makeup, the door opens and Magnus is too focused on what he’s doing to look up until he hears “sorry it took so long, Iz, I had to go get you a new one” which then causes him to look up
  • He meets eyes with the stranger (who Isabelle names Alec after thanking him and calling him a clutz) and just grins before introducing himself properly finally, and managing to go back to focusing on finishing Isabelle’s makeup
  • And after the con, fans start noticing that Magnus is making more and more random appearances in the back of Izzy’s vlogs, usually sitting somewhere close to Alec, or he’ll be heard in the back of the video making some snarky comment to Jace, or he’d be caught in the corner of the video of when the “Lightwood Siblings Go to the Zoo!”
  • Magnus even uploads a video where he and Izzy do that “blindfolded makeup challenge” and then another one a few weeks later where they do the “clothes swap” challenge (Izzy makes an offhand joke about how Magnus should keep her sequined leather jacket because “I could do Alec’s the same way so then you match!” which Magnus just laughs and rolls his eyes before throwing the feather boa at her, “Honestly, Isabelle, why do you have this thing?”)
  • And everyone is kind of ???? because before people didn’t even think that Magnus and Izzy were even friends, yet now he’s suddenly appearing in her videos and she’s in some of his
  • Then for like 2 weeks, Magnus starts mentioning a “really big video coming up, guys~” but he won’t tell anybody what it is exactly about, just mentioning that “it’ll be up on the 21st, so keep an eye out for it then!”
  • Naturally, fans start to speculate that it’ll be that he and Izzy are dating, others think that he’s teaming up with Mac/Tarte/Elf/ColorPop to release his own line of makeup or with Morphe to release brushes, others think he’s going to start doing something big with the Trevor Project or GLAAD
  • All the time, he’s just making flirty and teasing and vague tweets about it in response to questions
  • When the video is finally uploaded, it’s titled “Malec is Official !!!!” and the still is some ridiculous photo of Magnus kissing Alec’s cheek while Alec laughs, and it’s a video announcing that he and Alec are a Thing
  • They spend the whole video talking about their first proper date and how Izzy and Clary (Clarissaa) maaay have had a hand in helping them get together, amazing the other is (Alec gets all blushing and flustered more than once, all the while Magnus is grinning softly and fondly at him)
  • The video ends with Magnus leaning over to kiss Alec’s cheek and Alec pulling Magnus back in closer to kiss him properly
  • The views skyrocket and they basically break the internet
  • Alec starts making appearances in a few of Magnus’ videos even though he’s shy about it, and Magnus keeps appearing in Izzy’s videos, and everybody deems Malec as the cutest thing to happen in ages
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Tales of Berserias new trailler showcases the song and clips from the opening and features scenes from the newly announced characters

fan-of-encouragement  asked:

God I need help b/c you know Levi probably didn't hear many nice words after his Mom died and he has trouble sleeping until Eren starts saying sweet things to him and soothes him to sleep and alskabkdk I HAVE SLAIN MYSELF WITH FEELS.

oOFOGOOFOG DDUDUDUUDE, u shouldnt have sent me this bc now i am crying as well ;______; i swear i didnt mean for this to happen but it did so yeah, have a drabble

It’s just past midnight, and as usual, Levi cannot sleep.

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To finish off my work on 3/11, I made three user flows to double-check my sitemap. On feedback from one of my classmates, I annotated them.

I have three hypothetical users: a father trying to buy pants for his son at the last minute, a student finding a new backpack she wants her mother to buy, and a PTA parent scouting out True Spirit as a possible uniform vendor. The flows made it a lot easier to figure out what kind of features (and extra categories or pages) I’ll have to build to make the site function well.

BFA - User Flow Diagrams

As part of my process I created digital versions of my user flow charts. This helps me go over what I’ve already created and look for possible flaws or changes that need to be made. It also clarifies my decisions for any others that may join in on the team.

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Though I have much more to document and place on here, this is a great start. Next will come basic wireframes which will be laid out in a similar order I believe so that I can see the user flow in a closer version to reality. That is when things will start to get real exciting!

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On 3/13 we did a ton of sketching in class for our second project, our site design for True Spirit. After class I decided that what I really wanted to do was: more sketching! So I headed down to Citizen Space to attend the Lean UX Academy Social Sketching meetup.

I’m so glad I pushed myself into going, because it was so much fun! The goal was to work in small groups to produce a storyboard, some broader use scenarios, and rough UI sketches for an concert ticket app concept the organizers provided us with. They gave us a packet containing a little user story, outlines of what storyboards & other deliverables should do, and some templates, which was a really nice touch.

My group was awesome. The first two sketch shots above show how we ended up reinventing our assigned app through the storyboarding process. The original app would provide our user who has purchased concert tickets for her and a friend with a way to send concert tickets to the friend waiting outside the show venue when the user is already inside. We didn’t really understand why the user couldn’t just email her friend a PDF or why her friend would want to download the app while she was outside and cold and in a hurry. So instead, we thought it’d be more efficient to let the user buy tickets and split the cost with a friend within the app, and then both would already have their own individual tickets at the point of purchase.

After this conversation, we were excited to get to the UI. My next shot above shows some rough sketches of key screens. These sketches helped us think through a lot of practical issues, and we started drawing a user flow (last shot) to flesh out more problems and solutions.

Reflecting on the experience, I think I need to resist the urge to jump straight to sketching app screens. In this case, jumping from storyboard to UI helped us think through problems, but maybe we could have done a better first iteration of the UI if we’d really focused on use scenarios and user flows first. It’s hard to remember that the actual app isn’t really the point–it’s the user’s experience, of which the app is only a small part. So really developing and fleshing out stories & pain points in the user’s whole life, and where and how the app might would fit in, will reduce a lot of the trial and error later.