The 404 error pages on paradoxspace are just as good as the actual comics.
Here’s a bit of an homage to one of my favourite music channels on YouTube. It’s not a large one by any means, but it’s the source of some music that I really like, and during a time when they were experimenting with different splash art I had an idea for a painting. It was the perfect opportunity to practice all kinds art stuff (like drawing a panda for example), and to be honest I think that hair rendering is some of the best I’ve done.
zeeplaguedoktor replied to your post “zeeplaguedoktor replied to your post “I just finished watching Madoka…”
oh like, I thought it was fitting and such, but just anticlimatic and I dont see how so many were ‘blown away’ by what happened
"blown away" probably isnt the right phrase. "shocked" is a little more accurate.
i’ll probably go into much greater depth about it some time soon (probably not lol), but to put it simply, the final hour of the game puts a lot of actions taken by a lot of the characters into a frightening new perspective, and it made me look back at the entirety of my playthrough and the actions i in a way no other game has.
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am I the only one that wasnt pleased with the end of the last of us
You are most certainly not the only one, because that would be statistically impossible, but I have to say that I cannot share those feelings. I thought it was a fantastic and perfectly fitting ending.
Actually, I was planning on writing a long post about what I though about the ending to that game, but I never got around to it.
I think I’ll do that sometime in the coming weeks now. (probably not lol)
I just finished watching Madoka Magica: Rebellion. It was amazing, it was beautiful, it was a perfect addition to the PMMM universe, and I can confidently say that the ending fucked me up harder than any piece of media to have fucked me up previously. Even more than the ending to The Last of Us, and that’s saying a lot.
I DONT EVEN FUCKING KNOW WHERE THIS CAME FROM BUT IT SHOWED UP IN ONE OF MY GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCHES AND I SWEAR TO GOD ANY SINGLE ONE OF THESE PEOPLES FACES CAN BE A REACTION IMAGE FOR ANY OCCASION
this post is going to come back from the grave
Reunion de trente-cinq tetes d’expression by Louis Léopold Boilly
YAY! I’ve finished another one of the big things I’ve been working on for a while. This is a Monster Hunter commission for archknight2. It’s really nice to see this finished, and that the commissioner REALLY LIKES IT.
Open Source Clothing.
Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?
I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.
Finally! I finished one of the three things I was working on for over a month. I’m 99% complete a whole bunch of stuff, too, so expect some more art in the coming days.
Fun fact about this thing: it originally started as just four faces I was sketching, but I kinda saw a bit of an interesting composition, so I drew some quick bodies and started painting it.
Hey Anon! Sorry I took so long to answer this—I wanted to do something more in-depth over just a ‘ok draw a circle now MAKE IT AWSUM.’ I also tried to recall from other tutorials stuff in them I didn’t feel like they spoke about.
also—I’m very sorry I don’t have more advice to give about ears. I am not completely confident with them yet! Gotta keep practicing.
As always, I am not 100% correct on everything, so feel free to use what you want and ignore what you don’t want!
Here’s some more tutorials on noses and ears that might be helpful, if this one isn’t:
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.