L is for Loser

I write and draw stuff. Namely short stories and comics.

Librarian by day, comic artist by night! One of the creators of :EPOCH Files!
http://epoch-files.tumblr.com

This is an artsy blog! Original posts and reblogs of things that inspire me!
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howtofightwrite:

readingwithavengeance:

Alright, I have to speak up in favor of princesses and noble ladies.  Too often I’ve read books where they want to escape their lives because they’re just so bored of needlepoint and…needlepoint.  And needlepoint.  Because apparently no one can think of anything else a noble lady might be engaged in.

Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with the basic story of a noble lady (or lord) who wants to escape her or his life.  The grass is always greener on the other side, and all that jazz.  But this paint-by-numbers approach to it has to stop.

  • Tell me what they are, not what they aren’t.  Saying that a character ‘isn’t like other nobles’ or ‘doesn’t like such and such’ is next to useless.  It tells me nothing about them as a character; it only tells me what they’re not.  If all I know is that Princess Muffin doesn’t like to sew…I really don’t care.  Tell me what she does like.  Don’t tell me she hates all things noble and ladylike, tell me she has a passion for something outside her class.  Tell me what drives and motivates her, not all the things that have failed to do so.  If all I know about your character is their ‘nots,’ they might as well be a black hole of character development.  A character who goes to great lengths to leave a way of life based on a lack of motivation comes off as whiny, directionless, and quite immature.

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Because we’ve been on a nobles kick lately, here’s a good starting point for noblewomen. My historical fiction is a little shoddy but I really, really, really recommend anything by Sharon Kay Penman as a starting primer if you want to write noblewomen, especially When Christ and His Saints Slept and Here Be Dragons for being incredibly well researched and incredibly accurate.

-Michi

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zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

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jabllon:

peanutbutterlov-er:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

This is very useful for when I go back to uni.

"No, professor, I was not sleeping, I was taking the NASA nap."

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exvind:

darning-socks:

You’re allowed to be sad, but please don’t think that nobody loves you.

this is oddly important to me

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sixpenceee:

rider-waite:

sixpenceee:

Year Walk is an adventure horror game for iOS devices. It has received many positive reviews and from the messages I’ve received about this game, it really messes with your mind.

A year walk is a pseudo pagan ritual in which people venture into deep, dark forests to catch a glimpse of their future.  

The game begins with an unnamed protagonist visiting his lover, Stina. She warns the player about the dangers of year walking, saying that her cousin had died while engaging in the activity.

The player then returns home, and awakens at night to begin his walk. Throughout his walk, the player will encounter and overcome supernatural beings, overcoming them through the completion of puzzles. (Official Website)

Year Walk is fucking TERRIFYING and I recommend it to EVERYONE.

It’s also available on stream and pc

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who-is-charlie:

» Assassin’s Creed serie by Charlie

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coffeeandcockatiels:

fiddlemod:

Arin Hanson

All very good things.