Rec: Spinning, by Tillie Walden

Oct. 17th, 2017 03:37 am
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A beautifully drawn, honest coming-of-age memoir centered on the world of competitive skating. The drawings are fascinating and understatedly emotional. I read this fairly long graphic memoir in one sitting. Walden's social anxiety and coming out story are intensely relatable.

This author-artist is just 21, and I eagerly look forward to her future work.

Content notes: bullying, an incident of attempted sexual assault, dealing with homophobia

chrome zoom issue

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:00 pm
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can anyone help me with a chrome browser issue? i followed online instructions regarding zoom but it is not applying my instructions. I also restarted the computer, and no dice.

I have Chrome zoom set to 125%, but when i load twitter and tweetdeck, it reverts to about 55% zoom. I have to adjust it with every page re-load. This doesn't seem to happen on random other websites, but I can't find anything within twitter that adjusts zoom.

ETA: went to tool bar, View --> actual size. This fixes the problem temporarily but does not save? I just had to do it again. This is just super annoying and frustrating!

Black Panther trailer

Oct. 16th, 2017 03:46 pm
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There is SO MUCH to be excited about in the new Black Panther trailer, but I have to tell you, by the end of it all I could think about was this interview with Michael B. Jordan from back in 2011:
AVC: Vince and Wallace and Alex [are] at heart good guys who just happen to come from difficult backgrounds. You never really play the badass. Is that something you’d like to do?

MJ: Playing a bad guy? Playing a bad guy would be fun, I’m not going to lie. I’d definitely do that in a heartbeat, because it’s so out of my nature.

I am THRILLED that he finally gets to do this.

I am also thrilled about basically everything else in the trailer, which looks amazing.

[The Seven Kingdoms] proofing

Oct. 16th, 2017 09:44 am
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(Crossposted to AO3)



Title: proofing
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Gruhukens
Reader: [personal profile] chestnut_filly
Fandom: The Seven Kingdoms trilogy, Kristin Cashore
Pairing: Anna/Bitterblue
Rating: G
Length: 37:57
Summary: "Bitterblue appears in the kitchen quite suddenly, some months after the departure of the Dellian contingent.

(Or, How to Speak the Language of Pastry, and What It Means when the Queen of Monsea Keeps Surprising You in Your Kitchens)"



Mediafire link

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this is not my beautiful wife

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:50 am
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Yesterday, I scheduled my grocery delivery for the 8 am - 10 am slot, since I had plans for the afternoon, and so I set my alarm for 7:30 so I could at least have brushed my teeth and put on pants, but I hit snooze instead of getting up, and then the doorbell rang at 7:45. Needless to say, teeth were not brushed and pants were not acquired - I did pull on a pair of boxer shorts before I answered the door, but I was still half-asleep while the guy handed me my groceries.

I guess being early like that almost makes up for two weeks ago, when they didn't show up at all? Even though they said they delivered it to someone in the household? And I spent half an hour on the phone with Amazon assuring them that as the only person who lives in my household, I had not received any groceries. They refunded my money, of course, but it meant I had to actually go do grocery shopping. And then my baby spring greens froze (I think it was the packaging? because the bagged salad doesn't do that) and I had to buy lunch all week anyway, because ugh, salad that has frozen and then defrosted is all limp and slimy and I couldn't bear a week of lunches of it.

In better news, my plans yesterday were meeting up with [personal profile] tenaciousmetoo, her husband, and [personal profile] innie_darling to go see the 30th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride, which was, of course, fantastic. It opened with Ben Mankiewicz interviewing Rob Reiner, and Rob Reiner telling cute stories about the filming of the movie (and then there was a second brief interview segment bookending the movie).

The movie still holds up. It's still sweet and funny and romantic and funny, eminently quotable with iconic performances, sword fights, pirates, evil princes, and true love conquering all. Do I wish Buttercup were a little more active in the fire swamp? I do. But I am heartened by having seen Robin Wright as General Antiope in Wonder Woman, and the progression of yet another princess from my youth (I was 17 when TPB came out, so I can't say childhood) becoming a general. Anyway! It was great to see it on the big screen again, and I definitely recommend it.

Then we had dinner at the Grey Dog - the food was good but the music was loud - and talked for a couple of hours. All in all, a great way to spend a grey October afternoon.

And then the Giants actually won last night! A game where they were supposed to be annihilated! So that was fun. *g* But now I am very sleepy and wish I was home in bed instead of at my desk at work. Sigh.

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inktober: week 2

Oct. 15th, 2017 11:48 pm
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Title: inktober: week 2
Artist: syntheid
Rating: G? PG? There is a dead bird in one of them, but it's not particularly gorey or anything.
Fandom: n/a
Characters/Pairings: original
Content Notes: Aforementioned dead bird is... I think the main thing? More ink washes, dramatic shadows, referenced studies, and experimenting.

Post on my journal.

Inktober week 2 - Challenge #9

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:19 pm
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Continuing my series of Stargate Atlantis characters and their daemons, illustrating Daemonology by [personal profile] trinityofone  - although only Marshall and his German shepherd dog were in the story. The rest of the daemons I'm inventing. My reason for choosing the various daemons is noted below each thumbnail, if you're interested. I'm trying to develop techniques to speed up the process, as I don't have things that pro artists have, like a lightbox. Still overdoing the cross-hatching - I haven't worked out yet how to convey dark colours without multiple layers of that. 

They're all on my AO3 in a single chapterized work, here.

chapter links under the cut ) 
I'm not sure that I can manage the whole month now as work's going to get very busy soon with three big beta-reading tasks that I have to do by a tight deadline. *Sigh*. I'd much rather be arting. 
 

Challenge #9: Inktober - Week 2

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:31 pm
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Title: Inktober - Week 2
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: The Flash (TV, 2014), Thor: Ragnarok
Characters/Pairings: The Flash, Captain Cold, Valkyrie
Content Notes: For the second week, I switched from ballpoint pen to marker. Way more challenging, especially trying to get more subtle shading and textures, however it gave me a chance to play around with positive-negative space. I only did 4 pieces, but I really had a lot of fun with these. I used the Official prompt list for all this week. :)

Preview:

Day 9 - Screech Day 11 - Run
Day 12 - Shattered Day 14 - Fierce

(Click images for larger artwork at my journal)
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Title: Fierce
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: MCU, Thor: Ragnarok
Characters/Pairings: Valkyrie
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 14, word prompt: Fierce. Drawn with a grey and black marker. This one is based on a promo pic of Valkyrie from the upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, but is also somewhat inspired by Beyoncé. *g*

Preview:


Click here for entire artwork )

This past week has been SUPER busy, but I'm glad I got the chance to at least work on a couple pieces. Hope to continue with these next week, but I'm thinking maybe I should switch up from marker to another form of inking - maybe do some brush work...

Inktober Week 2 Round up

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:47 pm
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I'm still going! This is good, last year I only managed 12, I think. So yay!

Click on the thumbnails to see the posts.
Day 8 Crooked
Inktober 2017 Day 8 Crooked
Day 9 Screech
Inktober 2017 Day 9 Screech
Day 10 Gigantic
Inktober 2017 Day 10 Gigantic
Day 11 Run
Inktober 2017 Day 11 - Run
Day 12 Shattered
Inktober 2017 Day 12 Shattered
Day 13 Teeming
Inktober 2017 Day 13 teeming-1
Day 14 Fierce
Inktober 2017 Day 14 Fierce

 

Inkobter Challenge - Day 7-12

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:23 pm
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Title: Doddles ~ Day 7 - 12
Artist: sexycazzy
Rating: PG
Fandom: n/a
Characters/Pairings: n/a
Content Notes: ballot pen, pen, sharpie pens & papers, pencil for tracing  

I just took what was around me or whatever was on my mind and just drew each picture. Inspired by the world or my mind. Didn't draw anything on Days 13, 14 or 15. Will start up again tomorrow, plus I've subscribed to a monthly box called Scrawlrbox which basically is a box of different pens etc (source: http://scrawlrbox.uk) and it will come in the next few days - can't wait!
Day 7 - 12 )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2gcP3JZ on October 15, 2017 at 11:05AM

The Infinity Gauntlet: Part 2 - The Infinity War http://ift.tt/2zpQsW3

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)

Inktober - Week 2

Oct. 15th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Sadly I just didn't make time for this every day... kind of forgot and went to bed! I did manage three pieces that are really little more than doodles:
Read more... )
 

Inktober - Week 2

Oct. 15th, 2017 07:18 pm
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Title: Inktober - Days 8-15
Artist[personal profile] jainas 
Rating: M (Warning for nudity and a bit of body horror on day 12)
Fandom: Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon, Just So Stories by Ruyard Kipling, original art
Characters: Jackalope wives, Cat
Content Notes:
One of vids on [personal profile] mekare art ressources post (thank you for that by the way!) said that in order to improve you had to do new things... and I guess it stayed with me this week! So I tried my hand at less familiar mediums and styles, made a few mistakes, got frustrated I couldn't start over and that all the drawings didn't come out as I wanted... But I'm also still having great fun, loving the challenge and the way I get to learn new things... And some of the drawing DID come out looking good. ^^
Also I love my brand new calligraphic quills (day 14) and drawing-gum (Bonus day 15)! I can't wait to use them some more!


And I'm still taking quotes!


All week 2 drawings on my journal!

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