tmirai:

I finally broke the seal on Manga Studio and tried it out! It’s a very awesome program, like Photoshop and Sai’s very smart lovechild. While the brushes handle a lot like SAI, MS has Photoshop’s editing capabilities, not to mention much more in regard to, well, manga creating. It’s a very rich program, with tons of features. It will be a challenge getting used to how customizable the brushes are. I probably won’t do any “serious” art on it for a while, but it doesn’t have that much of a learning curve in regard to just illustrating.
I decided to test it out on new character: Zurak, the adopted son of my Blademaster Yoku and his mate, the Darkspear shaman Enoki (who belongs to gentlemancrow). He grew up among trolls as much as he did orcs, and I wanted his design to imply such. Mostly I just wanted to create a blonde bara orc so yeah I did.

Enoki knows his kid is the hottest of shit but he dares you to get past him to tap that :T

tmirai:

I finally broke the seal on Manga Studio and tried it out! It’s a very awesome program, like Photoshop and Sai’s very smart lovechild. While the brushes handle a lot like SAI, MS has Photoshop’s editing capabilities, not to mention much more in regard to, well, manga creating. It’s a very rich program, with tons of features. It will be a challenge getting used to how customizable the brushes are. I probably won’t do any “serious” art on it for a while, but it doesn’t have that much of a learning curve in regard to just illustrating.

I decided to test it out on new character: Zurak, the adopted son of my Blademaster Yoku and his mate, the Darkspear shaman Enoki (who belongs to gentlemancrow). He grew up among trolls as much as he did orcs, and I wanted his design to imply such. Mostly I just wanted to create a blonde bara orc so yeah I did.

Enoki knows his kid is the hottest of shit but he dares you to get past him to tap that :T

waluigiware:

important things to remember

  • if someone doesn’t reply to your message they are probably busy, not ignoring you
  • just because someone doesn’t message you first, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about you
  • if someone seems upset or distant they probably aren’t upset at you in particular
  • lots of people love you and you’re not annoying

tmirai:

Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL

Tutorial by AmenoKitarou

Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.

YEAH GONNA NEED THIS FOR SYLVANAS HELLA

nytylys:

kill the idea that openly caring characters are boring

set on fire the line of thought that dictates that altruism is a bad thing and that selfishness/sassiness is an inherently more appealing and ‘intricate’ quality than an affectionate nature

smash and bury the concept of the false equivalency between angst and complexity

kindness and empathy are not synonyms for “blandness” and “lack of personality”

lightingupthereef:

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"i’ll kiill them…"

Reasons I can’t wait for fall weather:

  • Nice fuzzy sweaters
  • Electric blankets
  • Rain
  • Hot drinks
  • Being too cold for the shrill fucking brats who live in the building next to me to use the goddamn pool and shriek like banshees all weekend long
Get to know me - Personality Types

narcissisticvanity180:

Name: Crow

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Chinese Zodiac : Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig

Celtic Zodiac [x] : Birch (the Achiever), Rowan (the Thinker), Ash (the Enchanter), Alder (the Trailblazer), Willow (the Observer), Hawthorne (the Illusionist), Oak (the Stabilizer), Holly (the Ruler), Hazel (the Knower), Vine (the Equalizer), Ivy (the Survivor), Reed (the Inquisitor), Elder (The Seeker)

Myers-Briggs [x] : ISTJ, ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ, ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP, ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENFJ,ESFJ, ESTJ, ENFJ, ENTJ, ENTP

Alignment [x]: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, True Neutral, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Evil

The Four Temperaments [x] : Melancholic,Phlegmatic, Choleric, Sanguine

Enneagram [x] : Type 1, Type 2, Type 3,Type 4, Type 5, Type 6, Type 7 (The Enthusiast), Type 8, Type 9

Soul type [x] : Sage, Server, Scholar, King, Artisan, Priest, Warrior

Hogwarts House [x] : Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

So today was my first day back with the kidlets and I think I got a pretty good bunch this year!  I can tell some of them are going to be CHATTY but that’s ok I’m a loud idiot who never shuts up also I can work with that type of energy :T  But best of all I think I have a lot of nerds which is great!  I said not a WORD about Homestuck today but one girl shyly came up to me as she was leaving and asked me point blank if I read it and secretly I was like YOU HAVE NO IDEA but I just told her SURE DO! and I swear I have never seen such awe in child’s face before it was so cute ; w ;

I have a literary question for you if you don't mind, how do you know when to cut off a chapter? And how do you know where to start the next one? Also, roughly how long should a chapter be. I know that varies a hell of a lot but I'm 5k words in and I'm not seeing a stopping point.

HAHAHAHA funny you should ask me about that because I still struggle with the same thing!  Until Apples kept bapping me because my chapters were ten pages long minimum ahahaha.  So what I try to do is keep it to one central IDEA.  Either a character learns a thing, a thing happens, a thing changes etc!  And you don’t even need to fully explore that thing in one chapter either!  Break it up into smaller chunks.  For example!  In The Heir Apparent, chapter 10 and 11, the chapters where Eridan and Vriska go to the Opera, were originally meant to be one chapter, so it was actually going to stretch from Dualscar asking Sollux to get the tickets all the way to Eridan coming back with the games he bought for him.  But as I was writing it I sorta realized that it fit better to break it up, not only because it was long, but because Eridan went through two sort of modes there.  In chapter 10, he’s pissed at Sollux and vowing to embrace his highbloodedness and be more the asshole he thinks he should be, but halfway through that whole facade kind of crumbles and he goes back to wanting his safe haven in the engine room.  That gave me a pretty clear breaking point when before I didn’t see one there!  Two really nice solid mindsets for Eridan that made two really lovely separate chapters.

Also a little more simply, I tend to plot my fics in SCENES.  I know pretty much everything I want to happen in one scene, and so it just sort of becomes an editing process of do these scenes fit together or should they stand alone etc!

Kind of rambly but I hope I made some kind of sense and I helped!