The sexism is flat out awful. The book itself is boring. But please, reconsider the idea that stories that can be diagrammed are sucking by default; whether you are writer or reader, so many things are so better communicated when they can be mapped well - most notably, timelines. Granted, if you are only going by the charts and not reading the elements that breathe life into a story, sure, you're missing out - but, I don't think the beauty of the leaves make the roots any less interesting. :3
i’ve never read the book, i just know a little from hearsay or whatever.
that’s not really what i meant about the chart/diagram thing, i wasn’t really clear, sorry. i didn’t mean that ALL story charts are bad, you can pretty much break any story, even abstract narratives, into some kind of outline (i write outlines for my own stories, even), but what i meant by diagram or chart is in the way that something like the hero’s journey has been turned into an instructional story diagram. i find that really boring. it’s fine if people want to write that way, it’s just not for me.
Oh man it ran me like seven hundred bucks but I finally got my eyes checked for the first time since I left Canada and new frames for the first time i like fifteen years so I can stop wearing my old broken glasses with the wrong lens prescription and a nose rest that has been dissolving my skin and new contacts from a different brand that are meant to be okay to wear longer so I won’t have pounding headaches and dry itchy eyes every day when I get home from work I’m so happy.
what purpose does the egg-guideline-thingy serve if you’ve got your eyes closed?
I do it so much it’s muscle memory to get a feel of proportion how his head is divided into sections. I found what I thought was the middle by drawing a circle and crossing through it and tried to extrapolate the rest of the features out from that middle point by visualizing the crosshairs in my head.
I remember once I was riding the subway in Toronto, there was a lot of commotion at my stop which I soon found out was focused around an elderly man who had slipped down the stairs and was bleeding quite profusely. It was scary, but he was surrounded by people who were already dealing with the situation and calling emergency services so I figured all I could do to do my part was get out of the way.
It was very rattling, No one had any idea what state the man was in and everyone was buzzing about it. But as I got further away I became increasingly conscious of this sort of bubble of awareness I was in. People right at the stairs were all scared and trying to help, people further down the hall had this sense that something was wrong but didn’t know what it was yet, and when you went through the doors to the street everyone was completely unaware of the situation.
My irrational knee-jerk reaction was initially to be angry with all these people milling around, and goofing off, like “What is wrong with you don’t you know there is an old man dying like thirty feet away from you? How can you be so insensitive???" but as soon as I thought that I realized that of course they have no idea, they didn’t have to deal with the situation, of course they’d be completely ignorant about what was happening unless someone went out of their way to inform them about it. I went through a door to a place where something that totally consumed my head was happening, it was all I could think about and it wasn’t until I sorted myself out and rationalized it that I remembered other people who had not gone through that door were not privy to this information. Right then at that moment the old man was the most important thing in my head and it made me forget (if only for a beat) that other people have not experienced the things that are very important in my life and I cannot expect them to act as though they’re informed about things that I am informed about.
This experience reminded me that you can’t automatically assume malice when someone says something ignorant that upsets you. Not everyone has gone through all the doors that you have. Other people are completely unaware of things that could be defining aspects of your life, it might not even occur to them there was an issue requiring further education of until they crossed paths with you. On that same note, don’t be that guy who just assumes they’ve gone through every door. You didn’t personally see the injured old man, don’t doubt his existence and stubbornly stand in the way when people need you to step aside so they can get help to him. Everyone is holding a map and no one has every room filled in, you need to cooperate with other people to figure out what exists in the areas outside your personal zone of familiarity.
You probably already know this, but when they started filming the fight scenes, Stallone asked Lundgren to punch him in the chest as hard as he could. Stallone ended up in the hospital with a bruised heart.
He thought the fight was looking too choreographed so he asked Dolph to come at him like he was trying to end the fight in under five minutes or knock him out before they cut the take something like that and ended up in intensive care for eight days, where the people attending to him thought he’d been in a car accident. He said when they let him out he told Dolph “It’s only a movie, bro”
Sylvester has a pretty colourful history of getting beaten up in his movies, he fractured his neck doing a scene with Steve Austin in Expendables and had a metal plate surgically implanted to keep the break from getting worse. He said when his doctor warned him that if he made the wrong move and exacerbated it he was going to end up as a quadriplegic he was just like “Don’t tell me that!”
Commander probably learned how to do simple origami things like cranes and owls and lucky stars to keep his kids entertained when they’re stuck in boring places like waiting rooms, so they can have paper crane races instead of getting antsy and complaining.
I'm looking into it as much as possible but I keep getting strong signals from both sides and I thought talking to someone with experience would help; My conure barfed on me. Usually, he just does the funny head motions and that's enough, but today he actually went through with it. It was pretty horrifying! I just wanted to know if that's ok, or if he's sick. He seems well, but I know with birds you don't get a lot of time to figure it out. Know anything that could help me? Sorry if thisis dumb!
It means he loves you and wants to feed you, it’s like the bird equivalent to leaving dead mice on your doorstep. It also could mean he thinks you’re his mate and could possibly start getting moody and hormonal so a lot of people recommend you only pet them on the head instead of the back or belly so they don’t get the “wrong message”. Axi went through like some kind of teenager period where he was ALWAYS REGURGITATING FOOD AND SITTING ON ANYTHING EGG SHAPED but he got over it and only horked up food sometimes. The breeder we got him from assured us he was totally fine and he lived to the ripe old lovebird age of 14.
You seem knowledgeable about things. I'm looking at my paychecks tonight, and I'm noticing that my net pay is actually short of my gross pay minus taxes, and it's confusing me to the point of worrying?? Is there ever a reason there might be extra taken out of a check?
There are things that are usually taken out aside from taxes that vary depending on your job/country like union dues, Employment Insurance, pension stuff, that sort of thing, but they should be listed on your pay cheque. Direct deposit can sometimes cost a little too? Otherwise? I dunno? I’m not really knowledgable with what might be divvying up your money.
In an alternate mirror universe where game developers are terrified of making new franchises starring male leads Gears of War, Call of Duty, Doom, Max Payne, Battlefield, and Deus Ex all star Duke Nukem and people get really angry when you say you wish they would try to make some new male leads instead of hammer Duke Nukem into increasingly tonally different games.
Not sure if you've been asked before, but d'you have any advice for people with fairly wide shoulders? Mine're pretty square, and it seems like even the shirts that fit me around most of me are pretty pinchy in the shoulders.
I have giant linebacker shoulders and I just gave up trying to downplay them, I have to buy all my jackets like a size or two bigger than what fits otherwise if I want to be able to move my arms. I just buy short jackets and high waisted clothes and embrace the fact that I’m built like a Dragonball Z character.
Do you have trouble trying to locate shirts (especially blouses/anything that buttons up the front) that fit over your figure flatteringly, and do you have any advice? Having a chest that isn't as large as the rest of my torso (given current clothing's habits of going "if we size up EVERYTHING that'll work right") so blouses either are too tight across the chest to button any higher than under the bust or fit across the bust and otherwise resemble a potato sack.
Ah, I almost never wear button front shirts so I wouldn’t be able to help much. I usually just wear T-shirts or tank tops with vests. Vests are always flattering
I hate to be a pain, but what do you think about the waist to hip ratio? Because I’ve had issues with that before and the reviews aren’t always helpful.
I’m thicker through the midriff than most clothing companies seem to expect me to be given my hip and bust measurements, but it isn’t tight and it makes me look shaplier than most other dresses do without actually cinching in around the middle .
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