Let's taunt Skullgrin

poison-glass:

i made the ace one all purple because it looked better than with the shades of grey, and the white in the flag really fucked up the logo

also these are all all quotes (the two ace parts are from different comments) from fckh8 here.

janersong:

Captain, can I have money for a slinky dress?

THIS IS NOT OKAY

wolvensnothere:

Malcolm X on "Progress"

Always reblog Brother Malcolm

Stop praising mediocre white men for their sexist, boring works of fiction.

- From The Emperor’s New Clothes (The Myth of Moffat’s Scriptwriting ‘Genius’) by Claudia Boleyn  (via claudiaboleyn)

"If a female writer had produced such an almighty mess, you can bet she’d be despised by now."

(via juliedillon)

Fortunately, I never started.  That’s the trick to a habit.  It’s easier not to start one than to start one and have to quit.  And Moffatt should never have been started by anyone.  They should have hired a good woman a number of seasons back, like, before I quit watching.

(via tamorapierce)
doctor-tiger-bitch:

barackthehalls:

neonshi:

milafawnkawaiielfgoddessangelic:

truthtellingtime:

Just so everybody knows, the mirror is actually more reliable than the camera. Even though people say “the camera never lies”, it distorts your photographs a little bit. It has to turn a 3d image (you in real life) to a 2d image (a photograph) and consequently skews the proportions a little bit.
Also, “photogenic” is a real thing. Certain faces photograph well and others don’t. It’s all down the angles, proportions and size of your features.
Have you ever seen someone stunning who looks great in professional photographs and not in candids? Yeah, that’s because there’s a huge difference between a professional and an amateur. Professionals know how to minimise the issues cameras have. Lighting, angles and even the distance you are away from the camera plays a part (the amount of distortion varies depending on how close you are).
TL;DR if you think you look great in the mirror but not in the photo, trust the mirror. You look great!

NOT ONLY THAT, but when you look in a mirror, you’re seeing your face in motion, how others would see it. In a photograph, you’re still, and it can make small flaws and the like seem a lot more prominent, despite them being quite minuscule in person.

Also! Also, when you see yourself in the mirror you are looking at you face reverse of how a camera pics it up. No face is perfectly symmetrical so you get so used to seeing a mirrored version of your face that when it’s flipped in a picture you subconsciously notice the tiny differences in your face and thus you think you don’t look right.

I have never felt so relieved and beautiful thank you guys

doctor-tiger-bitch:

barackthehalls:

neonshi:

milafawnkawaiielfgoddessangelic:

truthtellingtime:

Just so everybody knows, the mirror is actually more reliable than the camera. Even though people say “the camera never lies”, it distorts your photographs a little bit. It has to turn a 3d image (you in real life) to a 2d image (a photograph) and consequently skews the proportions a little bit.

Also, “photogenic” is a real thing. Certain faces photograph well and others don’t. It’s all down the angles, proportions and size of your features.

Have you ever seen someone stunning who looks great in professional photographs and not in candids? Yeah, that’s because there’s a huge difference between a professional and an amateur. Professionals know how to minimise the issues cameras have. Lighting, angles and even the distance you are away from the camera plays a part (the amount of distortion varies depending on how close you are).

TL;DR if you think you look great in the mirror but not in the photo, trust the mirror. You look great!

NOT ONLY THAT, but when you look in a mirror, you’re seeing your face in motion, how others would see it. In a photograph, you’re still, and it can make small flaws and the like seem a lot more prominent, despite them being quite minuscule in person.

Also! Also, when you see yourself in the mirror you are looking at you face reverse of how a camera pics it up. No face is perfectly symmetrical so you get so used to seeing a mirrored version of your face that when it’s flipped in a picture you subconsciously notice the tiny differences in your face and thus you think you don’t look right.

I have never felt so relieved and beautiful thank you guys

clockworkruins:

Man, I sure wish I had a download code for the demo of

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mamafriesmeal:

letstauntskullgrin:

mamafriesmeal:

mamafriesmeal:

Thinking a lot about Patreon lately.

I can’t do it with Risa, since that’s a collaborative project and since we don’t live together splitting the funds would be kind of weird/complicated. And I’m still settling into my routine at work so I can’t really start churning out two scheduled comics at once without over-taxing myself.

I’d like to maybe set one up for Brand New Love Song, but is that something anyone would even pay for? I mean, for reward tiers I could offer sketches, or take requests for articles, or offer to have like… maybe half-hour Skype conversations with a patron on a topic of their choice and even record it for the blog if they want. Maybe even do like… videos while editing where I can answer people’s questions and talk about headcanons and stuff since I don’t wanna talk head canon on the blog. (It’s an analysis blog and head canons aren’t really straight analysis, though they can stem from it.)

Problem is mostly that you can find most of the content I have planned for BNLS here on my tumblr if you dig hard enough. (Though here, it’s very stream-of-consciousness, where at BNLS I am editing it to make more sense.) So I’m not really sure of people would pay for it, or if it’s the kind of thing anyone would even WANT to pay for.

Idk.. Any thoughts???

Yo any kind of feedback on this would be appreciated. Really considering options to make a little more money so I can feel less like garbage about how damn poor i am all the time.

I don’t really have any answers/suggestions (I’m thinking about similar things to do with Zunfa Comics), but I reckon your BNLS stuff is really well written and also very niche, which means there’s got to be a way to grab an audience and monetise it.

I will add thinking about it to the ‘background programs’ that are running in my head, and let you know what I come up with. My initial feeling is to do a “pay x amount automatically when a new update gets posted” type dealio, but I’ll think about it further.

(This is the kind of stuff that normally I read the post and don’t reply, cos I’m just thinking about it with nothing to add. But you’re not telepathic (I think?) so how would you know that unless I write something saying “nothing useful to add here, but thinking about it.”)

Well that’s really how Paetreon is set up. (Well I mean there’s two kinds of set-ups but that’s the one I’d probably use.)

My stuff over at BNLS is pretty much what I write here, but with actual editing to make it sounds less like a giant idiotic run-on sentence. And I mean it wouldn’t all be Toku. I have some stuff on Baccano and Gurren Lagann and VividRed that I wanna write. Steven Universe and some J-Dramas too. I will do analysis of pretty much anything. I could even try actually playing video games and doing some of those too.

And I mean what I proposed seem like pretty good reward tiers.

Bluh just like… man i am so down on myself that I’m not sure if anyone would even wanna pay for my dumb opinions on stuff???

Heck, I’d pay on a “pay what you want” basis! My personal feeling is that it’s better to offer that option to people rather than put stuff behind a paywall - as a penniless artist myself, I’d only be able to put in a pittance to support it, but with enough penniless artists and enough pittances… well, that’s kind of how Patreon is designed to work, I guess.

How to advertise your content and grow your audience is a whole other thing entirely (which I can offer, like, zero help with because I’m next to clueless about it), but I’d imagine with such a niche topic with dedicated fans that there’d be forums and stuff with a ready-made audience that you’d just have to post in.

What you write is interesting, unique, well-written, and very readable. Don’t think monetary success is necessarily equated with quality; just look at how successful Michael Bay movies are. Your work is already quality, making money from it would be a really awesome side-effect.

mamafriesmeal:

mamafriesmeal:

Thinking a lot about Patreon lately.

I can’t do it with Risa, since that’s a collaborative project and since we don’t live together splitting the funds would be kind of weird/complicated. And I’m still settling into my routine at work so I can’t really start churning out two scheduled comics at once without over-taxing myself.

I’d like to maybe set one up for Brand New Love Song, but is that something anyone would even pay for? I mean, for reward tiers I could offer sketches, or take requests for articles, or offer to have like… maybe half-hour Skype conversations with a patron on a topic of their choice and even record it for the blog if they want. Maybe even do like… videos while editing where I can answer people’s questions and talk about headcanons and stuff since I don’t wanna talk head canon on the blog. (It’s an analysis blog and head canons aren’t really straight analysis, though they can stem from it.)

Problem is mostly that you can find most of the content I have planned for BNLS here on my tumblr if you dig hard enough. (Though here, it’s very stream-of-consciousness, where at BNLS I am editing it to make more sense.) So I’m not really sure of people would pay for it, or if it’s the kind of thing anyone would even WANT to pay for.

Idk.. Any thoughts???

Yo any kind of feedback on this would be appreciated. Really considering options to make a little more money so I can feel less like garbage about how damn poor i am all the time.

I don’t really have any answers/suggestions (I’m thinking about similar things to do with Zunfa Comics), but I reckon your BNLS stuff is really well written and also very niche, which means there’s got to be a way to grab an audience and monetise it.

I will add thinking about it to the ‘background programs’ that are running in my head, and let you know what I come up with. My initial feeling is to do a “pay x amount automatically when a new update gets posted” type dealio, but I’ll think about it further.

(This is the kind of stuff that normally I read the post and don’t reply, cos I’m just thinking about it with nothing to add. But you’re not telepathic (I think?) so how would you know that unless I write something saying “nothing useful to add here, but thinking about it.”)

doctorwhoquoteaday:

The Ultimate Foe

Years of complaining about how much I dislike the Sixth Doctor, and I’ve gradually come to realise that they’re all the things I like about the Seventh. The Sixth also had much better storylines.

I rewatched Lost

So I finally finished rewatching Lost in its entirety, and I have some thoughts. Warning, spoilers for a decade-old show ahead! First, about the show in general:

  • You can really tell it was up in the air how many seasons it was expected to go for until season four. The story accelerates and slows down irregularly until then, and it’s pretty clear that the showrunners hadn’t been given a clear lifespan to work with by the producers. Season four onwards is way tighter.
  • Having read the script for the pilot episode, it’s way more in tone with the last few seasons than the actual filmed episode is. It’s amazing how much of the mysticism and sci-fi feel JJ Abrams drained from his own script, just through his direction.
  • Overall, the show holds up really well. I love the mythology, and aside from a few slow spots with filler (end of the second season, a bunch of the third season) it unfolds at a really pleasing rate of reveal.
  • Charlie’s death in the third season finale still really irks me. First, it’s so blatantly unphysical that he might as well have blown himself up by popping a helium balloon; second, there are some glaring in-scene continuity errors because of the set clearly not matching what the writers thought it would be like; third, from a story perspective it is meaningless and just a way to make a big drama for a season finale. I’m not annoyed they killed him off, I’m annoyed they made some really bad TV while doing it.
  • Season five is the best season, and Miles is the best character hands-down (Lapidus coming in second). This is the best scene.

And a couple thoughts on the finale:

  • People were so pissed off that it didn’t reveal all the answers, but I mean - it actually does? Most of the answers had actually already been revealed by that point, and the finale provided the answer key for making sense of the rest. Rewatching the whole show, knowing the ending, there were a lot of “ohhh now I get it” moments along the way. I think there was a lot of things people hadn’t realised were important (and a lot of unimportant things people had latched onto) by the time the finale rolled around, and they were looking for answers the wrong way in the wrong places.
  • The flash-sideways was a horribly ill-conceived idea and implemented so deliberately misleadingly. An alternate timeline that crashed back into the main one would have been a much better plotline, and it’s what they continually implied. The actual reveal is honestly as lazy as “it was all just a dream!”, and I think that left such a sour taste that people were distracted from the actually good parts and question-answering information.

Overall, I think the show holds up well, especially if you’re like me and you enjoy convoluted time travelling mystical sci-fi, or fiction that makes you work to put it together. It’s probably more fun if you just look things up online as you’re watching, once you’re past the first season.