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How to use a tablet without hurting your wrist

p-the-wanderer:

This is a tutorial I’ve written two years ago. I still see a lot of people having problems with hand pains while using a tablet so I thought I might post in on tumblr where it should get to more people than on my LJ. If you use tablet you might want to look at it, if your friends use tablet you might want to show it to them.

Protect your hands and back before it’s too late~!!

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I realized, that I’ve encountered many professional artists online that have problems with wrist that are caused by using tablet. No wonder: you can find tons of tutorials on graphic software, but you won’t find any on actual USING the tablet. Well, it is simple: you install the drivers, plug the tablet in, personalize the buttons, if you have any, and start drawing the same way as you did with the pencil, right?
Well… NO!

That is why I decided to write this entry tutorial. Please, read if whether you’re just a beginner, or a professional that has been painting for longer than I have lived; the issue is much too grave for people living of making art to simply be ignored.

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So except for King Bulblin, all bulbins wear scarves that cover their mouths

From a character design point of view it’s likely a reference to bandits, and maybe bikers too

I do wonder what their in game reasons are. Possible reasons I’ve come up with so far:
-It’s just practical: it’s hard to look fierce if you’ve just accidentally swallowed a cloud of gnats. It also becomes substantially more difficult to not drive your bullbo off a cliff when you are choking on flies.
-fashion
-cultural reasons?
-hiding one’s identity (perhaps if not all bulblins are on board with the invasion-of-Hyrule thing)
-it looks intimidating
-no one can see when you’re scared

So except for King Bulblin, all bulbins wear scarves that cover their mouths

From a character design point of view it’s likely a reference to bandits, and maybe bikers too

I do wonder what their in game reasons are. Possible reasons I’ve come up with so far:
-It’s just practical: it’s hard to look fierce if you’ve just accidentally swallowed a cloud of gnats. It also becomes substantially more difficult to not drive your bullbo off a cliff when you are choking on flies.
-fashion
-cultural reasons?
-hiding one’s identity (perhaps if not all bulblins are on board with the invasion-of-Hyrule thing)
-it looks intimidating
-no one can see when you’re scared

Filed under bulblins blin culture

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So today someone said I was kind of quiet and then asked me what I was thinking about.
I explained that I wondered what the initial in-game function of the buildings in Quake was. (couldn’t look it up on internet)

[awkward silence] “wow, I wonder what you’re like when you’re on acid”

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had similar reactions whenever I actually explain what’s on my mind, and frankly I’m sick of it.
Yeah I realise not everyone is going to care about the same things I do, (whether it’d be “would a culture that highly values strength have an ableism problem” or “how are children raised in this fictional culture”) but it gets very lonely when the only reaction I get is what a weirdo I am and how worthless my ideas are and that I should just shut up about stuff like this.

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I’m working on another short slice of life LoZ fanfic. (yay)

I want to write bulblins suffering through the heat and fumes of the Goron Mines.
I want to write about a dorky bulblin singing a song for her comrades at that outdoor theater place near Hyrule Castle because she’s bored and the acoustics are nice.

It annoys me that my ideal time for writing seems to be at the exact moment I ought to be in bed because I have work tomorrow. It takes me forever to get into the flow and to more or less silence all the anxiety voices and then I have to stop so I can be rested enough to do a job I loathe.

Kraftwerk’s Autobahn album is still the best for writing, shame that it’s so short  
:(

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karenhealey:

moniquill:

Oh honey, that’s just how old houses are. They settle. They sometimes creak or groan, or quietly weep, or demand blood sacrifice in voices that sounds like the fluttering wings of a thousand moths. It’s just the house settling. For whatever it can get. Go back to sleep.

I am trying to sleep you fascinating menace

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afrikanattire:

Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.

The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.

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Serge Mouange introduces the WAfrica concept and kimono (Fashion show)

Le kimono Africain: Serge Mouangue TED talks

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