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May 22 2018

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dragonhusbands:

made a fucky horsea gijinka boy here u go

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tredlocity:

My Star Wars OC is a guy named Mon Julaney who got banned from the Mos Eisley Cantina because he paid the band to play Mad About Me 7 times in a row, then Lapti Nek once, then Mad About Me again 14 times more.

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zephyrine-gale:

if you don’t think shuri would use her bracelet to astral project memes then what is the point???

ihaveneverusedthissitebefore:

faustsfancycorner:

all cats are good but i especially enjoy black cats who just look like vaguely cat-shaped blobs of darkness

In Regards to the CalArts Issue

scrawnydutchman:

Ever since news of the Thundercats reboot dropped, there’s been an idea going around that there’s an ongoing samey trend in current animation coined the “Calarts” art style. Many are starting to push the idea that this art style sucks and some even go as far as say it’s overabundance is ruining animation (despite the fact that some of the best shows in recent years have been made in this perceived style). This carries the implication that in times before our own cartoons were diverse in style and in intent. I’d like to dash that assertion.


The fact is, trends in animated entertainment come and go, just like music or comic books or any art form really. It’s so noticeable one can segregate them by decade like I’ve done so above. Of course there are exceptions to every decade and of course the era names I listed above aren’t official, but my point still stands. Trends get started because peoples tastes change, and usually taste changes because a game changer comes along giving the audience something they never knew they wanted (I’d argue the big game changer for the 2010s onward was Adventure Time). We’re entering the end of the 2010s real soon and based on the reaction to the new Thundercats it looks like people have had their fill and long for a new way of doing things, which is fine. My point is, the ‘CalArts’ art style being everywhere is nothing new nor is it inherently worse than generations before it.

for us grown folk w that sweet, sweet adhd

fantasticallyvicious:

smart but scattered by peg dawson and richard guare is Good. and it’s 9 whole dollars on kindle.

i’m too damn old and childless for these parenting guides and shit so this book? written for me. written for us, fam.

running themes are: breaking down your life into bite-sized segments, tracking progress, keeping reminders, being kind to yourself, and figuring out your strengths in executive functioning to help with your weaknesses.

i just finished the chapter on task initiation (my weakest execfunc) and every single piece of advice was fucking doable. it was initiatable. nothing’s ever initiatable. that’s like, task initiation’s whole thing.

i really wish i would’ve found this book sooner. good shit. highly recommend.

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squigglydigg:

Something that I see a lot of in artists online who tend towards “furry” characters is this general cartoony caricature of a dog-person… but every one of them looks the same, whether a dog, wolf, fox, whatever.  So I did a very (very) quick sketch illustrating how this “generic human-dog” face could be improved to clarify what the devil your audience is looking at!

Not all dogs look the same… and very, VERY few, if ANY, have a muzzle that bulges out after the forehead before tapering to the nose. The muzzle is a gentle taper from the slope and small (SMALL!!) bump of the forehead to the tip of the little black gumdrop.  The exact shape of this muzzle depends on what kind of dog you’re drawing!

And by God, please – not every dog has satellite dishes for ears.

Study the original animal you’re referencing, and try to figure out what the key recognizeable features of that animal are, BEFORE trying to caricature them!

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jediknvghts:

Day 100 | Jocasta Nu

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whitemantis:

Who is this? 

lethal-cuddles:

joshscorcher:

just-shower-thoughts:

Chess was one of the first games to feature a strong female lead.

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windycube:

probablyottrpgideas:

Just saw this on Twitter. An awesome idea for players who are stuck and for DMs to foster more involvement from your party in the world.
@probablynpcrpgideas

@sharpibees

wombatking:

newtgeiszler:

jesterofthetraveler:

I agree john mulaney is probably an immortal akin to beings such as keanu reeves and jeff goldblum but he’s like a new born baby immortal who is looking at the long long expanse of a lifetime he has in front of him and is already tired

jeff golblum is thousands of years old and loving it. john mulaney was born in 1901 and ever since 1924 it’s gone downhill for him

So to be clear, the immortal timeline seems to be:

John Mulaney - early 20th century

Eric Andre - Probably 17th century or so.

Taika Waititi - Elizabethan age, probably hung out with Shakespeare

Keanu Reeves - We think sometime around Alexander the Great, but he seems to have just sprung up fully formed.

Jeff Goldblum - 100% Biblical times, may or may not be King Solomon.

Tommy Wiseau - Indeterminate, may be the first Homo Sapiens.

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xolroc:

wealdandwold:

I always reblog this cos I know ppl who have anxiety around stuff like that who find this helpful (anxiety’s not always rational, & even ppl superinformed about how magic works etc can get nasty intrusive surges of shit from seeing those posts from time to time!)

What the guy above said, and also this is adorable.

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jayrockin:

Thinking of messing around with centaur and avian fashion. Pattern recognition is a primary focus of human vision because of foraging/fruit gathering, but avians and centaurs are primarily carnivorous and probably have an emphasis on motion detection in their vision. This is especially relevant because centaurs can’t focus clearly on objects closer than 3 feet from them without glasses and avians have poorer image definition than us, which are important for processing detailed patterns.


So basically like, what if it’s fashionable to cover yourself in fluttery cat toys and googly eyes

reversible-sequin clothing that the sequins change patterns automatically, possibly based on ‘mood-ring’ sensors

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k-eke:

So, I heard you were telling people that I’m a liquid. 

Let’s have a talk, shall we?

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lord-geck:

🦎 OwO ?! 🦎

GDPR and Online Commissions

hixxiart:

Hey gang, I’m back to talk about a new law coming in in the EU and how it will effect both online artist and commissioners.

It’s called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it effects everyone in the European Union. It comes into effect from the 25th May 2018.

GDPR is like a newer, stricter version of data protection. You can read all about it in detail over here. But I’d wager a lot of you don’t have the time or the inclination to read vast amounts of details regarding this so let me lay down some general info and tell you how this effects you.

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In a nutshell, GDPR is a new set of rules on how data is stored and used in the EU, especially on a business front. If you’re an artist taking commissions, you have to be VERY explicit in the how the personal data you are collecting of your customers is stored and handled. Personal data can be anything from emails, names, addresses (if you ship out physical products) to photographs of people (imagine if someone send some photos as reference images, as an example).

For most of us, we’re not selling on huge amounts of data to advertising companies for an extra buck, but you now have to be EXTREMELY CLEAR about this.

So here’s what I suggest you do.

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Firstly,

You cannot store info of someone under 16 without parental permission from the 25th May holy shit guys.

And this age fluctuates from country to country, please see a full list here:

https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/portal/practice/awareness/detail?articleId=3017751

What does this mean?

If someone approaches you for a commission and you are in the EU then you need to ascertain their age which means they gonna need to show you some ID. A scan of a passport or a driving license is probably going to be your best bet and people aren’t going to like this but it’s now the law and do you want to be slapped with fines and jail time?

Any information to be stored on needs to be explicitly stated in regards to its use - if you don’t have a TOS maybe now is the time to write one. 

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you’re probably not selling your customer’s details on but just a little note to say that you will probably be doing the following:

Collecting emails for sending invoices and commission files to, and you may be storing on email/paypal accounts. Make it clear that your customers’ details will not be sent to third parties or added to mailing lists.

This should pretty much cover you on the basics. Again, you’ll need to be transparent and up front about any personal data you’re collecting. Emails. Names. Ages. Addresses. Religious deets. Anything like that. Please be 100% crystal clear with your clients as to how you’re using it and how you’re storing it. Honestly writing a TOS and asking your clients to read it is a great way to avoid you throwing down mountains of text every time you get a commission.

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