so in game design class today, the prof demoed botanicula, and the guy playing didnt really know what he was doing so he was just clicking on random things so people in the class started yelling out commands like “click on the leaf” and “no go left” and then one guy just yelled “CONSULT THE HELIX FOSSIL” and then the whole class kind of broke down into “ANARCHY” “DEMOCRACY” “B” “START9” and let out early
WOW Found a neat little website for simplifying commissions while ensuring a safe commissioning environment. I cannot COUNT how many times I’ve lost commissioners who either lose a message on tumblr or forget to check their email, now you can check out a commission like you would at any other online shop!
If you’ll notice, all of my commission slots say the same thing. I need to raise $400 by the end of March for rent in the least, and on top of this, I’m job hunting like you would not believe. So think of it as a donation with a reward: I’m more than happy to draw for those who support me, and am really grateful to you all! Thank you!
Hey look, I can draw your fan characters as well ;)
hey friends let me tell you something about the word “said.”
it is a good word.
teachers, in school, will often give you an “instead of said” list because they want you to vary your writing and be familiar with your other options; that doesn’t mean you should never use “said” or look down upon the people that do.
because the fact of the matter is your dialogue should do the speaking.
is your character boasting? show it in the dialogue, or show it in their action. is your character yelling? show it in the dialogue, or show it in their action. is your character joking? make it clear that they are in the dialogue, or make it clear that they are in their action.
more often than not complicated dialogue tags are more intrusive upon your writing. it’s like you’re walking smoothly along and suddenly you trip. your tag shouldn’t be bolder than the part of the sentence that’s actually important.
"said" is a good, invisible word. vary your sentences, yes; but don’t scoff at those who use "said."
A tip for shopping from a Target minimum wage worker:
(disclaimer: I work at Target, but I’m not sponsored by them for saying this or anything, I don’t represent them, etc. etc. This is just something I’ve found useful myself lately, since I’ve taken to cooking for my family and wanting to do more than nuke something from a box. If you’re a “couponer,” consider this an extra coupon source).
For users with smartphones (or at least a FB account and access to a printer), Target has this shopping app called “Cartwheel” which is basically a coupon app for their merchandise (and some name brands too). The coupons can change weekly, or sometimes take a month to expire, but they stack with other discounts (manufacturer coupons, clearance and sale prices, price matching, employee discount and the standard 5% their RedCard holders get).
You can scan merchandise as you shop and it’s added to your Master Barcode (you get a certain number of slots depending on your useage) but unlike paper coupons, you’re not limited to one item per coupon (I have yet to see a max items per offer), so if you have an offer for Pepsi and five bottles of Pepsi in your cart, you save that extra percentage per bottle and the coupon is reusable until it expires.
yeah cartwheel is SUPER useful and i wish my phone could use it hahh
EDITED BECAUSE I NEEDS LIKE $300 IN LIKE ONE WEEK. COMMISSION ME, GUYS. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR MY OWN GODDAMN BIRTHDAY.
OKAY because of anime conventions happening in California and I’m a college student and therefore eternally in a financial shitter, I need a good way to rack up money. No time for a part time job, sadly, because college and studying and my sketching class takes up a shitton of time.
Proceeds go towards making my life less of a thing where I constantly depend on people and more of a thing where I can help people out and actually maybe live on my own?! Holy shit what a concept!
Prices are open to negotiation but they’re going to be somewhat expensive! I know I’m talented and art supplies don’t come cheap. However I can promise p good quality for this!!
If y’all could reblog this and spread it around that’d be great too! I’m gonna set it on a queue so I reblog it once every week or so or whatever and keep it current. Fun yes? Okay. I have a bit of networking skills but it relies on the people I network with to spread it, as with all networking! Thank you!!!
Anyways, subject-wise! Like what kind of stuff I draw. I’ll draw anything, even nsfw but I’d have to do some seeerious research before I can be too accurate, so smut’s gonna be double-priced. But fanart-wise, I’ll do any character from any fandom, and you’d better bet your ass I’m going to research them and include hints of their backstory. I will hunt down headcanons on TV Tropes if I have to.
Examples of my art! Here are tons of links.
High-detail: Only in icon size because I suck too much at patience at maintain focus to do this for very long! However they look darn nice if I do say so myself. $30 per.
Speedpaint: (self-portrait) They’re really fun and pretty cheap because of that! I will gloss over details so if you want a detailed sucker this is not the one for you. $20 per.
Iscribbles: Depending on size these will be from $10–$30! Lack of layers means it’s easier and quicker, and actually more fun because lol errors. Also, I might just draw these in a public board to advertise so if other doodles happen, sorry! But if you like I can have it in a private board. Until I get reg powers, however, I can only grant screenshots instead of actual canvases! Icon size See main example for full size.
Regular: Won’t be ultra-high detail or shoddy, but these are expensive because size and work! I imagine they’ll be a bit better polished than my example, only thing that seems to be recent. $40 a pop. These examples here are outdated due to improved style: Birthday present for kioso, Charmander.
Different prices for different media and sizes! I’ll make a calculator at some point but here are the sliding scales.
Pencilsketch: Cheapest media! They’re $15 a shot regardless of size (except for fullpages).
Copics (no shading): $20 for an icon (no example), single character (character is Hao, belongs to Karmikosmic) is $30, fullpage is $40.
Copics (with shading): $25 for an icon (no example), single character is $40 (these suckers are really hard to do), fullpages are $75!
Painting: I work with these rather infrequently and I only do full page, but with or without background is the question! Without background is $30, with is $50! You can get acrylic or watercolor, but I haven’t done watercolor in a long time.
Sculpture: Might take a bit to figure out but I can do these! They are made of sculpey clay and are about three or four inches tall. I have pictures, but they are definitely not recent and will take some digging to find.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org deviantART: LitatheGuardian Tumblr: lambentLodestar (Do NOT go on anon!) skype: lambentLodestar
I now have a paypal so I can start taking these!!!! I need your email for stuff to work as I’m still figuring it out. This is money stuff so I’m trying not to fuck up!!!
Please pay up front! You’ll just have to survive knowing I’ll do stuff. I am usually reliable– I may take forever sometimes but I get stuff done! If artwork fails to meet your satisfaction I’ll do my best to change it. Within reason, of course.
I will mail anywhere in the world as long as it’s not bananas-expensive to do so! I’ll pay for shipping, no worries.
Other stuff I do: landscapes, smut (will be double price until further notice), romance, ships I don’t ship, animals, people, etc.
Stuff I don’t do: Don’t ask me to research fashion. Last time I did, it was… horrible. That commission took forever to finish. This list may be updated at any time.
Discounts: Commission me multiple times, ask me to do dragons, ask me to draw an OC of mine. $5 cheaper for dragons and OCs, commission me multiple times and it will increase as necessary! These discounts DO STACK so make use of them!!
I reserve the right to turn down commission offers as I see fit but odds are I’ll take it, and you lose nothing for shooting me an offer!! Information is free! So shoot me an ask or email or something if you want to know something.
two robots who are girlfriends and one is super high tech and the other is kind of a cheap poorly made model and shes really self conscious compared to her shiny new state of the art girlfriend but the high tech girlfriend is like shhshhshh no baby ur adorable glitches and faulty parts and all
So I just found this very cool tool for previewing a new pronoun set (and chosen name, if you so wish!) and I think it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the midst of a pronoun dilemma as so many of us are.
I repeat: this is really cool. Totally rad. Check it out.
hi everyone!! i work in a thrift shop and last month we got something in i never expected to see: an amoena breast form and bra. i scoured ebay to find a nearly-matching mate and make a pair so that they could make a difference in someone’s life!!
Warning: Gore/Body Horror Mention If you get a message from a blog with an icon with Shinji Ikari, DO NOT OPEN THE LINK. Its a link to a video of someone literally cutting their dick of with scissors. I wanted to go to the blog to yell at it but the moment I clicked on their blog it directed me to a screamer. And apparently, they change the url everytime so I cant give out a url. Please signal boost this!