Link 23 Aug 9,358 notes Writer Beware»



Writer Beware makes posts on which publishing houses to avoid at all costs, which words to look for and which words to watch out for in contracts, and several other things that will keep you in control and knowledgeable about the publishing process.  I’d suggest reading through the website if you want to avoid getting ripped off, cheated, or scammed.

I’m just going to reblog this every so often because it’s a site that every writer needs to see.

Text 22 Aug 7 notes

Still faffing about in manga studio.

Sith trainee Hexen teasing a padawan Timmns at some desolate ruins somewhere long before SWTOR events. 

Text 22 Aug 1,106 notes Story /= storytelling


In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to instruct the student to read “NEW X MEN,” sometimes erroneously called “Grant Morrison’s X-Men.”

The comic had one writer and several artists. The comic’s clarity and stability corresponds heavily with which of these artists has joined up for whichever storyline is going on. Grant Morrison, for all of his talent, isn’t in control of the storytelling as much as some people give him credit for. The issues that people like are the issues that Frank Quitely drew. The common denominator is Frank Quitely’s ability to convey what is needed, not Grant Morrison having a good or bad streak.

In this way, the person drawing the story is controlling the story in ways that the writing collaborator doesn’t control the story.

I FIND IT ODD that in comics, where visual style is so identifiable and individual, the artists are considered a lesser element of authorship than the writers. In film, a director exerts far less proportionate control over a project’s outcome and yet enjoys (or suffers) the overwhelming percentage of the credit (or blame).


Video 21 Aug 69 notes




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You know what’s crazy? Polybius. Polybius is crazy.

It’s one of the more popular urban legends in gaming, centering around an arcade cabinet reportedly showcased in multiple suburban areas around Portland, Oregon, in 1981, and the legend goes that people who played it would undergo multiple side-effects such as amnesia and night terrors, all made by a company called Sinneslöschen, a German word for “the erasure of the senses/Sense-delete.” There were also reports of men in black suits gathering data from the machine, and the folks who played the game often stopped playing video games entirely, and some even became anti-game activists.

Unfortunately, there’s no real explanation for how this legend came to be. Some say it was merely a prototype of Tempest that had the unfortunate side-effect of epilepsy due to flashing images and colors, which would offer a good foundation for such a game, especially in the fairly early days of arcades.

Though, in 2006, a man by the name of Steven Roach appeared and claimed to have the real story: He worked as a sub-contractor in Czechozlovakiafor a South American company (which was never named), and he alleged, as mentioned earlier, that it was merely a game whose visuals, while revolutionary, caused epilepsy and had to be recalled. However, due to his own lack of information and some inconsistencies/holes in his story, it was never confirmed by anyone else.

Through his stories, people have attempted to reconstruct what Polybius could have been, and you can actually still play it after all this time RIGHT HERE.

My favorite part is that the game is named after a Greek historian who was famous for claiming one should never report what you can’t verify through interviewing witnesses.

Ah, shit, the whole time I was reading this, I was like “ooh ooh I can’t wait to tell you that POLYBIUS WAS A REAL PERSON”, but you already knew it.

Text 20 Aug 20,873 notes LADIES AND GENTLEMEN




Livestream procaster consumes large amounts of cpu for nothing. No joke, nothing. As a result your stream can become laggy and sometimes it can damage your hardware as your PC has to push itself to keep what your streaming functioning as well as possible.

"But if we can’t use procaster what can we use insteaaaaad?"

Simple. There’s two programs, both that are free, that you can use that uses very little CPU and has more options than procaster. These programs are called Xsplit and OBS. To keep your head in one piece, I’m going to go over how to stream on Livestream with Xsplit.

Under the cut of course.

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Text 15 Aug 33 notes


The Warden and Hawke facing the Inquisition malarkey together.

Hawke’s pretty much the same since Kirkwall. Warden, however, was on the run with Anders until his passing and took Justice on as a border. Cause hey, spirit warrior. The blood she took from Avernus ended up making her look more hurlock-y.

Video 15 Aug 11,243 notes



Little comic about how to make zucchini bread in these trying times. Dedicated to CB Cebulski, Mike Hardin, Ming Doyle, and anyone else who sunk my zucchini bread deep within their bodies.

Becky Cloonan is something like a Phenomenon. 

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Bad Weather’s all done! The longest Supercakes comic to date at 21 pages! All of which can be read on the site.

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Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition…

see this makes more sense, wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it



Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition…

see this makes more sense, wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

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Text 11 Aug 1,073 notes


Michael Brown’s family has respectfully asked the people of the internet to please stop posting the photo of their son after he had been shot in the street, I understand that you can’t just “remove a thing from the internet” but I’ve seen the photo turn up a number of times on my dash today (sometimes several times from the same one or two blogs) so please, share the story without that particular image. I know they probably aren’t going to be scoping out your personal blog but still, it’s a matter of respect, you don’t need to exploit their grief to raise awareness for what happened.

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