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Messy bunch of reblogs contain e.g. art I find impressive, beautiful or interesting, photography, animals of many sort (especially cats!), overall things I find cute, gaming related posts, tattoos, nail art, and fandoms including Assassin's Creed, Pacific Rim, Shingeki no Kyojin, Disney, Ghibli, Pokémon, Mass Effect and Adventure Time, to name a few. You never know.
I by myself am doing this and that. Art doodles, handcrafts, glass work, cosplay, gaming, roleplaying, list goes on. I'm a young woman in my 20s living in Tampere, Finland, and study in Tampere University of Applied Sciences' Degree Programme in Media (an English interactive media program). My dearest dream in the moment is to own a cat. *u*
Great bird reference!
A couple more Japanese learning resources that I’ve found recently:
- Japanese slang - the whole Japan Reference site is awesome but that page in particular was of MUCH INTEREST to me
- Japanese language tips - common phrases/grammar patterns seen in anime/manga broken down into an easier-to-understand way
- Capture2Text - I actually haven’t used this myself (it’s pretty much obsolete to me since I’ve gotten better at radical recognition) but I found it in my Japanese bookmarks so it might be useful
- Japanese SFX - a dictionary for a whole lot of the sfx you see in manga and stuff
- LinguaLift - another one I haven’t actually used since I’m past the beginner phase and it costs money, but it seems to have a lot of features and looks good for beginners, plus there’s a 2-week free trial
- JGram - grammar database/wiki
Figured I’d post them since my Japanese learning posts seem to have quite a bit of interest. 0_o
This post is really useful and I want to add some other sites I use:
- Ultra Handy Japanese Verb Conjugator - you can search for any form of a verb and it shows you all the different conjugations, polite and plain forms, negative and positive, potential, transitive and intransitive, etc
- Tangorin - another really user-friendly dictionary
- Denshi Jisho - a dictionary that’s really useful for Kanji. You can search by stroke, meaning, radicals or readings
This tutorial has made it’s way around the blog sites and was posted on /cgl/ about a week ago. It’s a promising guide that shares how to get rid of the shine on a wig, and it looks to have some great results! I was a little skeptical of this change and wanted to try it out before sharing it with you all so here are my results.
Someone on /cgl/ commented that if this works, we should just buy cheap Halloween wigs from now on to save money. Sounds great in theory, so I tried this out with a Halloween wig.
The wig has been colored with sharpie but has no other products in it. The base is a long blonde wig from Party City, the kind that is usually sold around Halloween. The wig definitely has a lot of shine to it, that is visible without the flash being used.
I followed the directions above, placing it in a large bowl. I added more than 1 cup of softener because the wig I used is longer than the one in the tutorial. I used enough Fleecy fabric softener to cover the wig. Then I left it for five days.
I pulled it out, rinsed it off, and let it dry.
The colour faded from the wig, as expected. The shine was dulled a bit in the indoor lighting, but in person it is sill noticeably shiny and it is still highly visible with the flash.
The wig smells great, and it is a bit easier to run your fingers through it without tangling but overall there wasn’t that much of a change.
Could this still work? In the original tutorial, the author lists Talc as one of the products used. Talcum powder, or baby powder, probably did more to dull the shine in the wig than the fabric softener. It is also possible that the type of wig or fabric softener (both were unlisted) could have provided better results.
If you want to test it out, it’s a low cost method that may work for you. If nothing else, fabric softener is used to detangle a wig, so you may find your wig easier to work with afterwards but I don’t suggest relying on this method for all your future cosplays.
100 Roleplay Scenarios!
Here’s How It Works!
- You and your RP group elect one RPer to roll the 100-sided dice. If you can’t decide, just go in alphabetical order of your tumblr roleplay blog usernames. Don’t worry, everyone will get a turn. (If you change your name to get ahead, you will be skipped over until the next time they get to your name. No excuses. Fair is fair).
- Rolling the dice is easy: you go to this site, select “100” from the drop down list for number of sides, “1” for number of dice to roll and “1” for number of rolls. You are only allowed to roll once.
- Whatever number comes up, you look up the corresponding number on the scenario list above and figure out a way for your character to instigate it or introduce it. Be creative. Many of these scenarios are left open-ended and vague so the interpretation is entirely up to you.
- Watch the scenario unfold.
- Repeat once everyone gets bored/or when you want to heighten the stakes. Make sure you’re communicating with your RP group via OCC chat.
- Enjoy! :)
Keep in mind, that this isn’t just for the RPers out there. If any writers or artists are feeling stuck, you can use any of these scenarios as a prompt. Pick and choose or roll the dice and see what comes up.
Happy Imaginative Play!
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Anonymous said: Which webcomics do you read and like? (if you read them of course)
DO I READ WEBCOMICS?!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? I don’t think anyone can be a good comic artist if they don’t read a billion comics. I feel like this list is just a fraction of good online comics out there, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some really good ones, but without further ado, here’s:
~ARIEL’S ENORMOUS WEBCOMIC REC LIST~
I’m so proud to have Brainchild as Witchy’s sister comic because it is SO AMAZING!!! Please read Brainchild if you like coming of age comics, cool mutants, mysterious powers and cute girls dating. Even if those aren’t usually your thing you should still check Brainchild out because Suzanne’s execution of the entire thing is fantastic! I’m so excited to see where it goes. Suzanne has a fantastic grip on colour and her panelling is always beautiful.
Knights Errant: Pavane is actually a reboot of the original, but let me tell you it is a reboot that WORKS. Jen is a fantastic storyteller and the pacing of Pavane compared to KE is amazing, and I’ve immediately been drawn into the world. Read if you like chivalry, political intrigue and queer knights! Jen’s pages always have this perfect balance to them, and I feel like they get the most out of every panel.
If there is someone that really knows how to write a good character drama, it’s Mickey. BFF has been running for a couple of years and I swear every update leaves me crying and kicking the wall in sad, horny frustration. Recently BFF has switched from a traditional webcomic format to more of a serial, heavily illustrated story, but that doesn’t make it any less gripping. It deals with the fine line between intimate friendship and romance, sexuality, and all that other good high school drama stuff. It’s also incredibly stylish and cool!
I’m pretty sure Hero is the comic on this list that I’ve been following the longest, and for good reason. I don’t think any comic has ever made me feel sadness and yearning as strongly as Hero has. The dialogue and prose is beautiful, as are the illustrations, and Hwei draws fantastic page layouts. The first time I discovered it I stayed up till 3 am reading it, and it still has a lot of sentimental value to me. This was one of the first comics I read that really made me want to work in comics.
Yossra is a fantastic artist and I wish more people read her comic! She has such a great sense of colour that immerses me in the world so well. It’s still relatively early on, but the story follows two children and a mysterious man who can commune with the spirits of a long gone civilization, and it’s super intriguing.
(I’m sorry I had to stop inserting pics here bc the post would be WAY too long and also it was eating up my day)
TINF has travelled so far since I started reading it; back when it was a little high school collab project on Smackjeeves. Nikki has such a unique art style it’s such a joy to see what she does with her pages! It has another high school setting but is unlike any high school story I’ve read, where the main characters hunt down a mysterious author named Sydney Morgan.
H&J is a super stylish murder-mystery type comic where the two main characters, Helvetica and John, run a slapdash private investigation agency. The writing is hilarious, fun, and engaging and I am in love with Helvetica.
I only read KSBD last week but I was immediately hooked. It has the most beautifully, intricately detailed art I’ve ever seen, great colour, and some SUPER interesting world building elements based on indian and other deities. It’s just super dynamic and interesting and you should read if you love a good blood bath (conversely, avoid if you’re feint of heart. also warning because the first few pages have a bit of sexual cohersion)
GAY WESTERN ROMANCE WITH CENTAURS? how can anyone say no. Hotblood has a great sense of atmosphere, probably because of Toril’s nuanced colouring and the balance of slow and fast pacing. It’s rare in webcomics that there are just pages that give the audience time to breathe, and I really appreciate that in Hotblood.
Another comic that’s still in early stages, Arboreta has begun with a beautiful slow pace reminiscent of a ghibli film. I love that it takes the time to linger on the little details of life and nature.
I have a weakness for magical girl stories, and Agents of the Realm is super promising. It has all the good stuff; magical amulets, scary monsters and weird and mysterious mentors, but at the same time feels more grounded in reality because of the down-to-earthedness of the characters.
Bouletcorp by Boulet
Boulet’s comics are weekly strips, but on a whole other level to what I’ve seen before. Most of it is slice of life stuff, but then he’ll knock you out of the park with a huge strip that keeps you scrolling for minutes, about a man who adventures down into the center of the earth. You never quite know what to expect when Boulet updates, apart from the fact that it’ll be amazing.
Do you like slice of life comics about witches and female friendships? then you should read Balderdash! It has a super cute art and some beautiful world building ideas, and a headstrong main character who just wants to bake.
Another slice of life comic with some really great character development. I’m super invested in the lives and relationships of this cool, diverse cast of interesting monsters and humans. A lot of well executed queer relationships!
Nimona just finished up and I recommend that everyone give it a read. It’s just an all around good comic. Great writing, great art, and some really sweet and unexpected character interactions. It subverts a lot of Hero/Villain tropes.
TJ & Amal is another comic that finished recently and it was so, so amazing. I had been reading it from the very beginning and while I hated to see it go, it ended wonderfully. It is seriously one of the most subtle and wonderful comics out there, and E.K. Weaver has such a knack for small character details. I don’t know what you’re doing if you don’t read this comic!
If you’re into comics and you’re not reading Cucumber Quest hurry up!! do it now!!! It’s one of my favourites and has amazing art, hilarious writing and reminds me of my my favourite nintendo game so it feels cozy and comfortable and nostalgic to read. If you’ve ever played the Mario & Luigi RPGs or the Paper Mario games, I can bet that you’ll love this comic.
Another one of my faves, another one of those “how are you not reading this if you say you like comics” kind of comics. There are a lot of stories about young people living in New York but I want to say this is the best of them. Super hilarious when it wants to be, super poignant when it wants to be, the story about the mysterious visitor legit made me cry. One of the few things where I care about the straight characters smooching.
So SORRY this turned into a colossal post, I hope everyone who’s interested in broadening their comic horizons will take a look! each comic here is gold.
cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER
From A Modern Hair Study
Frills tutorial - translated version.
Also in a separate album for easier download.
wake up america
To start this off I just want to say. I’m the kind of person who plays GTA and generally enjoys it. As violent as those games are, most of the mayhem you can cause is optional, does not take up the main focus of the game and hardly ever takes itself seriously. There are never any missions that say “Go kill a group of innocent people just because”. And most of the reactions to people who do dumb stuff on the streets is hardly trauma inducing.
Now comes Hatred. In this day and age where we’ve had to go through several horrible mass shootings, a developer thought it would be a good idea to make a game that glorifies mass shooting. The main protagonist is a self proclaimed humanity hater who wants the world to burn. And the game’s focuses you going on the streets, puling innocent civilians down and either gunning them or stabbing them to death. This is not done in the crude, comedic style of GTA or any other such game. This game is serious. The tone is disturbing and the reactions from the in game NPC’s is unsettling.
See the trailer here. I warn you though, it’s exceedingly violent and dark. Do not buy this game. Make sure it flops. If this game gets even a moderate amount of love, news outlets are going to take this as a sign that ‘Gamers as a whole condone mass murder hububububu’. And who knows what other backlash can come of this. Do not think I’m overreacting. In 24 years I can honestly say, this is the most unsettling game I’ve ever seen. It’s not horror. It’s just pure, disturbing violence that makes even games like manhunt seem family friendly.
“Hatred" is an independent PC game by a group of Polish developers. In order to set it apart for promotional reasons, the developers have stated that they are committed to "pure gameplay", claiming that mass murder of civilians by an angry disenfranchised man is more "honest" or somehow free from political narrative, unlike other modern games.Hatred is not apolitical. In fact, the opposite is true - it’s a game about glorifying violent racism and white supremacy. Consider the game’s trailer, which conspicuously lingers on the white protagonist brutally murdering and mutilating people of color.In this photo of the development team, we can see that one of the developers wears a shirt depicting a historical anti-communist military group (Żołnierze wyklęci, historically associated with the Freikorps) that is lionised by right wing extremists.Another team member, ‘CEO and Animator’ Jarosław Zieliński, has prominently displayed an endorsement on his public Facebook page of the Polska Liga Obrony: an established nationalist Islamophobic, anti-immigration hate group.Despite using registered marks held by the ESRB and Epic’s Unreal Engine attempting to legitimize their project, there is no working relationship between the studio and either organization. In a statement provided to Gamespot, Epic Games stated that “the video is using the trademarked Unreal Engine 4 logo without permission from Epic, and we’ve asked for the removal of our logo from all marketing associated with this product.”Journalists and commentators alike do the industry a disservice by obfuscating the developer’s racially charged political hate in deference to the otherwise well-trod issue of violence in games. In doing so, they are playing into the exact type of controversy its developers have sought to capitalize on.This story is a submission from one of our readers. If there’s an issue you think FNVG should cover, you can find our contact information on the About page.
We try to watch films together, and it starts off well, but somehow we always end up out of sync.
this will fix that problem :)
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