wow do you guys understand how much this made me cry when i saw it
my favorite analogy to long distance relationships
^^^ Wow now it’s meaning just intensified x40835 times over.
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Hi!! Do you have any tips about writing death scenes without making it seem rushed? I want it to be heart-breaking, but I don’t think adding lots of details and descriptions will help.
I think I can help you out. For me, in order for…
Recipes for smoothies that actually aid in weight loss
There are 23 total in the link below, so if the ones I’ve posted here don’t interest you, check out the others to find something you might like~
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA
- Half of one banana
- 1/2smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of non-fat milk
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon of
- Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
- 6 cups of seedless watermelon, chopped
- 1 cup of lemon sherbet, non-fat milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 12 ice cubes
- Put half the watermelon in the blender and blend until smooth, then add half of the ice and sherbet; blend until smooth. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.
KIWI AND HONEYDEW
- 2 cups of honeydew, cubed
- 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- Place the honeydew, kiwi, apple, sugar, and lemon juice into the blender and blend until it’s smooth, then add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is slushy.
- 1/4 cup of cubed mangoes
- 1/4 cup of ripe avocado, mashed
- 1/2 cup of mango juice
- 1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of juice
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 6 ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
- 1/2 cup of skim milk or soy milk
- 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice
- 1 medium-sized, chopped apple
- 2 tablespoons of cashew butter
- 6 ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients in the blender and then blend until smooth; best eaten with a spoon!
These all look so yummy! I think I’ll try the apple one first… or maybe the kiwi? but the mango peach looks so delicious!! oh no, can’t decide!
reblogging for peanutbutter and banana omg
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA AHHHHHH
…/casually saves for after-dieting
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Oh yeah, since I already showed this to Judy during the livestream, I’ll post it here.
8D A Happy Birthday drawing for Judy~!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY (don’t worry guys you still have like 2 days to draw her awesome characters).
WAIT GDI I’VE BEEN SO MIA I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW YOU POSTED THIS *LIES DOWN*
AHHHHHHHH!! ;_; You are the first person to draw Aria!! And ofc she looks gorgeous when you draw her!! T_T I HAVEN’T EVEN GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO DRAW YOU ANYTHING YET GUHHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY MOE TWIN!!
Digital Comic Tutorial
Disclaimer: I’m no expert so don’t take my professional word for anything. This is merely the process I use to make my comic, Point of Singularity. I use The Gimp 2.6 and Manga Studio 5 but the entire process is easy to transfer into any program - trust me, I’ve been switching around for years. Remember to save often!
*All the text is blacked out as this page will be published on the 13th.
Step 1 - Layout! I start with a basic A5 layout, something snatched from one of the many comic resources online, such as DeviantArt. I added my logo to the top of the page for consistency, but it’s mostly a blank slate. There are all kinds of different shapes and sizes, so try to have a good idea in mind what you want, if you’re planning on publishing in print, comic site’s size restrictions and so forth. My A5 layout is 1600x2100 px.
I work on this size and scale it down by 50% (800x1050 px) for digital publication. The blue lines you see are bleed lines. Bleed lines are like warnings - if you go over them, it might be cut off in print so keep that in mind. I often go over them for effect, but I never put anything important there. My blue lines are on a layer above my background, so they can be easily removed when I finish.
Step 2 - Refer to Script! The script! I write my script in LibreOffice or Google Docs using Consolas font (if anyone cares). There’s no real “true” way to write your script, do whatever feels right. I based my script template off of various screenplays I’ve seen and went with a few ideas I liked the best. A script is like a map, so feel free to create your own legend as you can see I did.
I’ve mentioned this before, but my scripts go on forever. I rarely set a page number before I’ve drawn the page, because I’m never sure how things will space out aesthetically. For the best impact, I look between my script and my storyboards (I explain more about those here) and decide as I go along. This might not work for you, or you might have better structured ideas than myself. I number the pages as I do them and sometimes a little ahead, but only by a couple or so.
Some of you might be wondering if scripts are really that important - can’t a storyboard cover all of that? It certainly can, and often does for some webcomic artists, but for me, it doesn’t. I like to have more detail, and while we want our results to be subtle, I need to know if Pelor’s looking anxious because of a staring stranger, or worried because he’s afraid he’s going to get caught. This is what the script is for, apart from dialogue.
Step 3 - Sketching! Finally, sketching! I use a very small brush for sketching, but as you can see, I’m messy as hell. Whatever you like to use is fine. Because of the script, I have a vague idea how these images will look. Some panels come easier than others, so don’t worry if you’re not 100% clear on how it will go. I usually try to sketch out borders before I begin, starting with the most prominent or important panels and working roughly around them. Don’t be afraid to experiment with panel shapes and sizes either! I’m a bad example here because I do tend to play it safe, but use your favourite comic artists as examples. Finally, reading comics can count as “research”!
Not pictured: I do set up the text on the page roughly at this point, if only to make sure the text and the pictures aren’t squishing each other. You really, really don’t want that, so plan ahead in the sketching stage.
Step 4 - Colour Blocking! This is an optional step, but since I work in solid blacks, I create a layer below the sketch layer, set it’s opacity to 50-60% and roughly block out where the black should be. We want to make sure there is enough contrast, and that each panel doesn’t look too blank or too dark (unless that’s what you’re intending).
Step 5 - Borders and Inking! At this point, I make the black layer transparent, and lower the opacity on the sketch layer to 30-40% so I can prepare it for inking. On a new layer (creatively named “borders”), with a .30 line (Gimp’s Circle 19 brush, I use it for everything), I use the rectangular selection tool to select the area I want the border around and I simply Stroke each. Then, I save the image as a .psd and port it into Manga Studio 5 for inking.
You can use any program you want for inking - this is just my own preference. For anyone still wanting to use the Gimp, I suggest following my inking tutorial, and remember to read the comments for more program information.
Step 6 - Word Bubbles! First thing’s first! I type out all the dialogue on the page before making the word bubbles, since then I have a rough idea of how it will all fit. Remember again, make sure nothing is squished and feel free to view the image at it’s intended publication size to ensure it’s readable. If anyone’s curious, I use a free comic font called Evil Genius, and yes, I know that is incredibly apt and awesome. As for the bubbles, I have two methods for this as one is very program specific.
Manga Studio 5 - Manga Studio contains a lot of ready-made resources, and it’s very simple to drag, drop and resize your word bubbles onto the page. You can set your own line thickness and their tail tool is very simple and easy to use. WARNING: porting this to the Gimp or another program may corrupt the file - I merge all the word bubbles into one layer when I’m done and that prevents the issue.
The Gimp/Others - Using the selection tool (Elliptical, Rectangular or Freehand) make the shape you’d like around your words. Then, instead of stroking this shape, go to Selection > Selection to Path. Paths are a great deal smoother. Remember to unselect all of your selections then stroke your path with whatever line thickness you want. You can create a layer below your new lines and colour in the background of bubble however you’d like.
Step 7 - Final Colour Blocking! Same as the previous colour blocking step, just finalized and much sharper. Since my line art is black, I use a very dark purple-grey, I lock the lines layer and colour any line art that I don’t want to be hidden by black, such as Pelor’s entire outfit. When I was merely working in black and white, I painted the lines white instead.
Step 8 - Colour! I lay down all the flat colours, and since I mostly cell-shade, I only need maybe 4 layers for this, 2 for background and 2 for foreground. Then, some basic two or three tone cell-shading and I’m done. This step might change depending on what you’re hoping to do, but there are enough colouring tutorials out there anyway. (Hell, I’ve written enough of them myself).
Step 9 - Texture! This is incredibly optional, but I add a final layer on the Overlay setting, at 60% opacity that gives the overall image a papery effect. I just like it. Do whatever you’d like.
Now, I’m not sure if this was too thorough, not thorough enough or just fine, but let me know if you have any questions or comments (or if I was stupid and forgot to mention an important step)! I made a bit of a name for myself back on DeviantArt for being a Gimp Evangelist, so it’s my expertise but most things are easily portable to Photoshop so not too much should be lost in translation. Feel free to ask anything, and reblog and share with others!
How I draw eyes - (bad) english translation.
1. Roughly sketch
2. On a layer named “eyelash”, with a dark brown color, and a hard paintbrush, I draw the eyelashes.
3. On a second layer “white” (creative, isn’t it) placed under the first layer, I fill the eyes with white color, opacity between 40% and 60%. Following the light, one won’t be as light as the other one, so you need to change the opacity.
4. We don’t need the line anymore. With a very soft brush, darken the corners of the white, to make it more round. Don’t forget the shadows under the upper-lashes.
5. Hard brush, 20% flow.
Taking notice of the source of light, add the irises colors.
6. Same brush, same flow, add more details, place the pupil.
7. Same brush but diameter 2px, dodge tool, 30% exposure, add more details inside the irises.
8. Hard brush with a flow at 20%. Chose two color lighter than the basis and add, again, more detail to make the iris more realistic.
9. Dodge tool - light color, chose a soft brush to light up some areas. Then, with a hard brush, add the pupil in the same color than the eyelashes. Depending on your light, chose either white or yellow (or pink, or blue…) color to add the reflection.
Don’t forget to work on the lower eyelid with your basical skin color to be more realistic.
10. Finally, with a soft brush and a dark color (the same than the eyelash), I soften the make up, intending to give a smoky-eye look.
AND TADAAAA ! Hope this will be helpful despite of my bad english U_U
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Bunnies look goofy as heck when they stick their tongues out.
The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa.
If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. End of story.
The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing? This picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation.
I wonder if they could get pictures in colour now or maybe get an accurate heat reading off of that thing, if it’s still all there.
It’s crazy to think that something can be that strong that it would kill you by just looking at it. Though it’s understandable. I’d like a heat reading off of it.
Oh my god
I have such a science boner right now
Do you know how fucking dense that must be to weigh hundreds of tons?
Pretty fucking dense.
I found this video for anyone who wants to see a video of the thing (although it’s not the best quality). This thing is a serious monster. I have a little trouble deciphering this Wikipedia article, but from what I gather, this thing weighs 1,200 tons (2,400,000 pounds - a number I cannot even begin to fathom) and is only losing about 22 pounds of uranium per year. It resists its environment and if the shelter is improved, that loss is expected to drop.
I am simply astounded by the sheer power and properties of radiation and nuclear power plants. This is seriously scary stuff. Not to mention its effects on humans. i find deformed humans very, very unnerving. The mutations that radiation cause are the worst, in my opinion, than say, genetic mutations. This video shows some of the mutations from the Chernobyl meltdown (warning: these are very disturbing images, so view at your own risk).
Here’s another website with a collection of Chernobyl pictures, mostly of the building itself (no mutation pictures, so unless you’re upset by major destruction, this is a really cool look-through). This is my favorite picture because it really shows the dripping of the radioactive fuel/debris lava out of the valve. I just find it so absolutely terrifying that something like this could ever happen. Radiation is seriously scary stuff. What I want to know is how they took that picture.
Oh holy shit this is terrifying. The color just makes it worse. It’s like a volcano erupted indoors. Which is probably a pretty accurate analogy, plus tons of radiation to go with it. “”Corium” is only formed during a reactor meltdown as a product of the solid fuel fissioning uncontrollably. This super-hot fuel turns into a liquid and melts its way through steel, concrete, and whatever else that might be in contact with it. So it’s a mixture of fuel and various building materials,” the admin says in the comments.
This article says that Chernobyl will stay radioactive for 100,000 years.
Radiation is just unfathomably scary stuff.
All of this is just so incredibly terrifying and amazing at the same time. Just to think of the things humans are capable of now, and all the various horrible ways everything could go very very wrong if we’re too careless for just a second…
okay yeah fine I didn’t need to sleep tonight anyway ;_;
John this is for you.
My favorite new term is science boner.
My polar bear oc and my penguin oc Qannik just chillin’~ öuö
The polar bears in Dao are enormous while the penguins are itty-bitties~
I also based the polar bears clothing somewhat on inuit clothing, and the
penguins on the ainu-people’s clothing to show culturual differences between
the two tribes.