Eurythmics VS The White Stripes - Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army
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headlikealamb:

scatteringstarslikesprinkles:

a-face-to-forget:

huntingloki:

stoneandbloodandwater:

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS LITERALLY THE SOUND OF COOL

Press play and you will find yourself wearing a long black coat on a windy city street holding a firearm that won’t be invented for another 50 years, your voice will be a full octave deeprer AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK PERFECT.

if only Lucifer had his theme song this would be it

omfg

wat. why would you

shattered-earth:

imo way too much chaffing and wasted design opportunities in the hyrule warriors design of zelda. I like the spikey crown they gave her, should have taken it all the way lol

deansass:

deansass:

ok so I have a friend who has a 6 year old daughter with a prosthetic arm and a while ago I told her to go watch the winter soldier because it was so good

and she just texted me that she watched it and that her daughter is begging to have her prosthetic remade to look like Bucky’s

im gonna cry omg

update: her doctor is working to get her a customized one :)

Well, that’s adorable.

Useful Writing Websites

fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.

Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.

List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.

Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood. 

Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.

Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.

Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.

Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.

My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.

Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.

The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.

One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.

Confusing Words:  On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.

Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.

Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.

Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down. 

-Kris Noel

felitomkinson:

okay I think this covers the basics of the way I do my lineart, hopefully it’ll be helpful enough! if something’s unclear don’t be afraid to shoot me an ask about it.

enjoy and dON’T GIVE UP it might get really frustrating at times with all the control z-ing and re-drawing lines but the more you do it, the quicker it’ll get to get them right the first time around and the better you’ll become at it so yes, good luck friends.

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

yanavaseva:

mechanicusdeus:

purebaldfury:

faidame:

wat rings u got bitch?

Thus the myth of the knight lumbering around like Frankenstein is busted

This myth bugs me to no end, so let me clear it up here and now:
A made-to-measure suit of full plate armour is (and ergo was) less cumbersome to wear than, say, an ill-fitting all-weather coat. It was expensive as heck, but the movement it afforded was surprisingly non-restrictive. Also remember that the men who wore these suits were usually quite physically fit (medieval knights - who were among the few who could afford the armour - were trained to fight from around 6 years-old), and were accustomed to training while wearing them.
Plate armour was moderately heavy, granted, but the weight was optimally distributed over the body, meaning the mostly costly aspect of wearing it was increased fatigue. It’s not heavy in the same way a hiking backpack is heavy. Any accounts of a knight being unable to rise after being knocked down were most likely because he was injured, dehydrated, or just plain exhausted - all of which being common in battle anyway. Regardless, it’s unlikely that it’s because his armour prevented him from moving… and the fallacy of knights requiring cranes to get onto their horses is just stupid.
The idea that full plate was sooo impractical is ludicrous; if it were, people wouldn’t have bothered with it.

"But plate armor is increadibly heavyyyy! Only giant musclemen can even move in iiiit! It’s completely useless against agile unarmored foooooes! Women can’t even put it oooon, its sole weight will nail them in one placeeee!"

If it’s not “the distraction factor" that people use to try to justify ridiculous female armor, it’s "agility".
We’ve featured another video that dispelled many myths about field plate armor, but the performers weren’t as agile as the noble knight above.
Partially this myth survives I think because like Dungeons and Dragons always insist on selling up the idea that heavier armors come with heavier agility penalties.  And to a certain extent, there are certain activities I wouldn’t expect to be able to do while wearing plate armor.
Rock climbing without tools or ropes
High diving and synchronized swimming
Aerial gymnastics 
Dancing en pointe
Okay I don’t do any of those things but you get the point.
Practical armor is made to allow at least a fair amount of agility for it’s wearer for a simple reason: The best defense is not to be in the way of the attack, that way you don’t suffer any of the impact.
Or to put it a simpler way:  Lots of safety gear is uncomfortable and encumbering, but was the last time you heard someone propose that workers should just go without - that way if there’s an accident they’ll be able to get out of the way quicker?
- wincenworks

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

yanavaseva:

mechanicusdeus:

purebaldfury:

faidame:

wat rings u got bitch?

Thus the myth of the knight lumbering around like Frankenstein is busted

This myth bugs me to no end, so let me clear it up here and now:

A made-to-measure suit of full plate armour is (and ergo was) less cumbersome to wear than, say, an ill-fitting all-weather coat. It was expensive as heck, but the movement it afforded was surprisingly non-restrictive. Also remember that the men who wore these suits were usually quite physically fit (medieval knights - who were among the few who could afford the armour - were trained to fight from around 6 years-old), and were accustomed to training while wearing them.

Plate armour was moderately heavy, granted, but the weight was optimally distributed over the body, meaning the mostly costly aspect of wearing it was increased fatigue. It’s not heavy in the same way a hiking backpack is heavy. Any accounts of a knight being unable to rise after being knocked down were most likely because he was injured, dehydrated, or just plain exhausted - all of which being common in battle anyway. Regardless, it’s unlikely that it’s because his armour prevented him from moving… and the fallacy of knights requiring cranes to get onto their horses is just stupid.

The idea that full plate was sooo impractical is ludicrous; if it were, people wouldn’t have bothered with it.

"But plate armor is increadibly heavyyyy! Only giant musclemen can even move in iiiit! It’s completely useless against agile unarmored foooooes! Women can’t even put it oooon, its sole weight will nail them in one placeeee!"

If it’s not “the distraction factor" that people use to try to justify ridiculous female armor, it’s "agility".

We’ve featured another video that dispelled many myths about field plate armor, but the performers weren’t as agile as the noble knight above.

Partially this myth survives I think because like Dungeons and Dragons always insist on selling up the idea that heavier armors come with heavier agility penalties.  And to a certain extent, there are certain activities I wouldn’t expect to be able to do while wearing plate armor.

  • Rock climbing without tools or ropes
  • High diving and synchronized swimming
  • Aerial gymnastics 
  • Dancing en pointe

Okay I don’t do any of those things but you get the point.

Practical armor is made to allow at least a fair amount of agility for it’s wearer for a simple reason: The best defense is not to be in the way of the attack, that way you don’t suffer any of the impact.

Or to put it a simpler way:  Lots of safety gear is uncomfortable and encumbering, but was the last time you heard someone propose that workers should just go without - that way if there’s an accident they’ll be able to get out of the way quicker?

- wincenworks

Any advice on writing dialogue between two characters using sign language?
Anonymous

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

I can only really give my personal opinion which might not be right… I’ve had a look for some resources, but I can’t find very many. Everything I have found is at the bottom of the post.

Generally, when I’m writing a deaf/signing character, I just write out what they’re saying but instead of ‘they said’, I’ll nod towards the fact that they’re signing. This is also a good opportunity to focus on the mood of the dialogue segment. The way a person signs will indicate the way they’re feeling at the time (i.e. aggressive, calm, tired, amused).

I’m going to use a dialogue scene from the television series adaptation of Fargo that is currently airing to give you an example of how I would do it:

Numbers sits down at the table with a heavy sigh. Without raising his eyes, he takes a drink of his coffee. Frustrated, Wrench calls his attention. The way he hits his hands together is almost like a clap.

What did he say?

Numbers shrugs, his movements lazy.

What do they ever say?

Purposely avoiding eye-contact, he wipes at his mouth with a handkerchief and opens a small packet of butter. Wrench sits back in his seat, staring. Ignored, he leans over the table, refusing to give in. Finally, Numbers looks up from what’s left of his breakfast and gestures irritably.

What? he mouths, then motions, Nobody likes being watched while they eat.

He swats away the last word like a fly, lifting the toast to his mouth as Wrench counteracts. He makes sure to move his hands in clear view, determined to have Numbers’ full attention.

Some people do.

What people? Numbers goads.

Mormons.

Wrench is pleased with himself, but Numbers flicks back his response in contempt…

This is a really good scene in general to watch because there are a lot of emotions at play and both characters are signing, even though only one of them is deaf.

The scene I’ve written out is from episode 4 which, if you’re in the UK, you can watch here.

Since I’ve only written a small segment I’ve used italics for the speech, but for longer pieces, you might want to think about other formatting options.

I would definitely recommend watching videos of signed conversations and practice writing them out to get a feel of how to make it work for you.

Resources:

Followers, admins, please feel free to add your own thoughts!

- enlee

i just ordered my first tablet!!!! its a Turcom TS-6580B 8" x 5" Graphic Drawing Capture Pen and Touch Tablet - Black. i have heard really good things about this model, but i would like to know what you think about this model, is it a good model to start drawing digitally?

yamino:

summerlightning:

Hi darlin’,

I’m sorry, I know nothing about tablets and how good certain ones might be for digital art.  =(  I wrangle with words, not pictures!

<3,
Ash

I think this question might have been meant for me, but I don’t wanna assume.  I have never heard of that tablet maker,which is a red flag for me.  Checking out some reviews for it, it sounds like they falsely advertise an eraser tip on the packaging when there is none. It also needs a battery for the pen, and doesn’t have a mouse-mode, which is an issue for some people.  The reviews I read also spoke badly of the materials used, which apparently get sticky really quickly.

If you want to be sure of the best tablet experience, the best brand I have personally used is Wacom. It’s among the priciest, but it’s the most well-made, most reliable, and most long-lasting brand I’ve used.  In the last 10 years I’ve owned 3 Wacom tablets, and I used all of them almost all day, every day, and they traveled with me all over the world.

I have also read really great reviews from seasoned tablet-users about Monoprice tablets.  When my current Intuos 4 craps out, I’m planning to buy a Monoprice and try it for myself. It’s allegedly a better tablet than Wacom’s for a much more affordable price.

coelasquid:

I feel like this video is a good summary of the constant terror that internet creative types live in, and is important for said creative types as well as folks who consume creative content created by others to consider.

An interesting video.

karzahnii:

I’m better than your brother. I’m a version of your brother you can trust when he says, “Don’t run.” Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die.
Come watch TV?

karzahnii:

I’m better than your brother. I’m a version of your brother you can trust when he says, “Don’t run.” Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die.

Come watch TV?

clusknoir:

theendofaspark:

this is never going to not be funny 

fave

Whelp, time to watch this show.