WHY DOESN’T THIS HAVE MORE NOTES?
I HVAE BEEN WITING FOR THIS GIF SET FOR NINE YEARS
I think people really underestimate what this means to Edna, though. She designed /all/ those costumes, and is painfully aware that those heroes died because of it. When she says ‘I never look back, darling’, she means it: if she focuses on the people who her designs killed, it would cripple her ability to move on.
DID YOU REALLY JUST GIVE ME FEELS FOR EDNA MODE
Back when you watched Saturday morning cartoons, (or if you still do that, when you do that,) did you ever have a show that you saw from time to time, but never really watched? If it was on and nothing else was, you would watch it, but you didn’t really follow it? I was kind of like that with Power Rangers. When I was included in it’s target audience, I never saw it much for some reason lost on present-day me, and by the time I did see it I was outside of it’s target audience.
Nonetheless, I saw enough about it that last night I had a dream about it. The trick is, the dream had a plot twist that was better than most of the twists in the real show-
No, wait, I can’t say that. I’ve never seen more than five episodes of any given season.
Is this real life…?
Chances are by now they’ve got it. Note how they have almost ten times as many followers as posts? They deserve it.
As a long time Pokemon fan, I find myself in an odd position: I don’t watch the anime, read the manga, or play the games anymore. However, I still like Pokemon. In fact, each new gen comes with a batch of Pokemon that I judge, deciding which ones I like.
Fav gen 6 mon: Espurr!
It’s the little puffs, the little fur pauldrons, the mittens and socks, the thousand-yard stare… yes. I love it!
Also, the fluff is good! I judge a Pokemon on it’s looks and fluff, never on the stats or moveset. A Pokemon that can wipe out everything in 300 feet? And keeps it all in out of respect for it’s fellow Pokemon (and also the humans)? How nice of it!
Also, I’m pretty sure it can see through the fourth wall. Not a lot of other ways to explain that stare.
The Neverwinter MMO is pretty cool! It has an exciting, active feel to combat that I like. It doesn’t have any autoattak, makes you feel downright heroic, and does other things that City of Heroes (may you haunt NCsoft until they make a CoH/V2) did. However, there is one thing that I don’t like…
Character customization is just a little bit… skimpy.
Four character classes (with a fifth coming soon) feels a bit limiting. I’m not to worried about that, though. Even if at first glance there doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-class variance; I’ve only been playing for two days so I might be wrong on that!
More to the point, the way your character looks feels constricted. I think there’s a strong bias toward heavy-set PCs, both men and woman. It’s not like games where men are MODEL MANLY and woman need to be escorted to a fast food place, but it’s unrealistic. Now, unrealistic isn’t bad. It’s a fantasy game! but…
I tried to make my character look slightly underweight and unhealthily pale. cranking all the thickness sliders down to min (and a number of other ones down pretty far) resulted in someone… about normal size, I think? She definitely has more meat on her bones (and thicker bones) than the peasants around. As for unhealthily pale… the whitest they have is ‘pristine Caucasian.’ Where’s my vampire-esque chalk white or even just ivory skin?
For that matter, her bust size is larger than I want it to be. Yes, on the minimum setting. Now… that shouldn’t surprise me. A lot of games do that. Even CoH (may you haunt NCsoft until they make a CoH/V2) stopped before ‘flat.’ I can live with that.
All the female mage robes come with cleavage windows? What?
Yeah, well… I’m going to wear my civvies everywhere. So there. Even if it does make me look like a dirty peasant. Or it would if I didn’t have such a healthy build.
However, the game is fun, and I have yet to be discouraged by the amount of grinding. I’m looking forward to level 10, because I hear that’s where things get Fun!
Also, the city of Neverwinter? I love the layout! If it weren’t for the map, there would be NO way I could find anything, I would get lost instantly! Just like in real life! It feels like a CITY where people LIVE and work get lost after forgetting whether it was three blocks or two. Good job!
This morning I found myself waiting for something with access to an itty-bitty pocket notebook and a pen. Having at some point decided I was an artist, I decided to sketch something.
I love the result.
It’s a girl, with blond hair, a grey trench coat, long pants, rain boots, an umbrella, and two pocketwaches that dangle out of her trenchcoat. Now, I didn’t actually include the color, of course, and you can’t really tell that she’s a girl as opposed to a guy with long hair, and the trenchcoat is off, and her limbs are funny lengths, and her face is a simple circle with simple line eyes….
But I had fun sketching her. More fun that I’ve had doing art in a long time.
When I make art, I worry. I worry about how it looks, what it conveys, whether it communicates what I want to communicate about the character. Whether it looks good or looks odd… and I try to tell myself not to worry about it, that I’m drawing for my own enjoyment, but…
This little woman, full of errors, has been more fun to draw that most art I’ve done in the past year.
I say to myself, accuracy doesn’t matter. I say to myself, just have fun with it. I say to myself, no one will care if you don’t. Just look at Dilbert.
I love Dilbert. it’s funny, and the characters all have distinctive personalities. But look at Dilbert’s art! Really? The people barely look like people, most of them. But it’s accepted, and people LOVE it. The art doesn’t matter as long as it doesn’t detract from the story, and as long as the story is good enough people will accept only okay art.
I’ve told myself that. But now I realize that I’ve never really realized just how true it is.
How many cartoons do I know and love that have highly simplified people? Kim Possible, Xaiolin Showdown (Think I spelled that wrong, It’s been a while), Powerpuff Girls… Dexter’s Lab! Pfft, Yin Yang Yo! Does anyone else remember that? I didn’t watch it all that much, but I liked it.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE. Webcomics: Order of the Stick has a distinctive style that I know is harder than it looks… but it’s easier than drawing realistically to me. 8-bit theater is a sprite comic, but between the story, the characters, and smart usage of photoshop, a lot of people don’t care!
How about here, on tumblr? I follow a number of ask blogs. I don’t follow based on how good the art is, I follow based on how much I like the characters and how good the plots are. If the art is good, that’s a bonus, but as long as the art doesn’t get in the way or is actively ugly (I mean ‘I feel ill looking at this’ ugly) I don’t care! I’ve looked at lots of blogs with STELLAR art, and have not followed them because I didn’t find them entertaining enough.
And I look at my own art and say, ‘it isn’t good enough.’ Isn’t that hypocrisy? Maybe not, but it’s related. It’s hypocrisy’s twin, that no one cares about because it’s too hard on itself and keeps itself to unrealistic expectations that it never achieves.
I tell myself, and others, “Art should be fun. If you don’t have fun with your art, you’re doing it wrong.” But for a while now I’ve been avoiding art because I don’t find it fun, I find it a challenge.
And then I make a few sketches of some girl frolicking with childish glee in implied rain, and have fun. One arm is too short, the other is too long. The legs are wonky, and the boots are highly inconsistent. Her hair is simple, her head is a perfect circle, she has neither a nose or ears.
But drawing her, in pen, on a pocket notebook, made me happy. It’s the grin on her face, the tilt in her stance, the pair of pocketwatches dangling from two different pockets. It’s one hand in her pocket and the other keeping her from falling over. It what she communicates: She’s like a child, skipping through the rain, with an umbrella not because she wants to keep dry, but because she likes umbrellas. She’s a fountain of energy, with an odd liking of pocketwatches. The trenchcoat s too big for her, too: her hands are inside the sleeves, leaving the ends of the sleeves to flap around in the wind. Water is falling back to the ground, and she just wants to greet it with a smile and a few puddle splashes. Maybe she’ll get to give her umbrella to someone who doesn’t have one!
I think I’ll name her Rainfall. It’s a whimsical name for a whimsical lady.
"Your generosity will be remembered."
"It was too quick, and sharp, and clean for that."
I’m going to assume this is medical play and not just really bad sex.
"Some of his soldiers were killed."
So basically the quest of fertilizing the eggs in my uterus was a risky but worth it experience.
Wir sind zum Kaffee eingeladen
"Enter the number 99 for 99 minus Cthulhu Mythos. If your investigator gains points in that skill, lower this number by a like amount.”
So…I’m going to lose Sanity.
"A druid can channel stored spell energy into summoning spells that she hasn’t prepared ahead of time." Oh my.
"You can go to the next world with no regrets." I see nothing wrong with this… Just as long as I don’t die.
The closest book at hand was a national geographic. The thirty-fifth page was a picture with a two-sentence description.
Ever had a particularly useless week?
Well, the trick is, I do Tumblr stuff when I’m useless. I’m having a useful week. That means I’m not doing much for you all.
One thing I tried was making a base sheet for my kobold. I’ll be honest here: the kobold I’ve been using? With the jacket and the gloves? I hate it. I’m not sure how it looks from where you all are standing, but from here it looks ugly, it’s harder to make than ponies, a ROYAL pain to pose… It’s just not worth the trouble.
Thus, the little body-less Kobold here. It’s SIMPLE, it SMALL, it’s easy to pose, it’s still expressive, and overall more attuned to the kind of work I want to put into a mod post. Which is to say, very little so that I can pull them out of my ear like it’s magic (but of course they were up my sleeve, everyone knows that).
More to the point, however, I’m not getting anything Tumblr-related done this week. It’s just not a good week for it. So… sorry, no fanfic, no Cliff Hanger, no other random silliness beyond what is above. Maybe this weekend? Not sure. Maybe I’ll do some random Tumblr Radar reactions. See if I can make that a thing.