I like fleshing out my background characters….
2. What is this character’s greatest flaw?
3. What do you know about this character that she would never admit?
5. If this character could choose a different identity, who would she be?
7. In what or whom does this character have the greatest faith?
11. Name this character’s favourite person (living or dead).
13. What is this character’s proudest achievement?
17. Describe this character’s most devastating moment.
19. What is this character’s greatest hope?
23. Whom does this character most wish to please? Why?
29. Describe this character’s bedroom. Include three cherished items.
31. If this character had to live in seclusion for six months, what six items would she bring?
37. What wakes this character in the middle of the night?
41. If this character knew she had exactly one month to live, what would she do?
43. What is this character’s most noticeable physical attribute?
1. What do you know about the character now that she doesn’t yet know?
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I INDULGE YOU ON THAT “ALL THE PRIMES AND #1” THING. Next time actually pick a number or two like everyone else! :P
Back from the doctor, gonna do a few sketch drawn responses to these. Send me some more, folks!
16. What is this character’s greatest fear?
Right now, it’s probably Memoranda. She’s his head of department, so keeping her happy is the best way to keep his schedule clear of too many actual lectures and seminars, you know, dealing with students and various other things that get in the way of being a successful professor.
That certainly wasn’t always the case though, and he still cares more than he lets on about the opinions of a certain feathered acquaintance…
Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with.
A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters
I will respond to these with sketches. 8U
… When I get home.
Oooh, I really want to do this myself… dunno if I’ll get any questions, but I’ll answer whatever I can! Remember, Smirk isn’t my only character, so feel free to direct questions to Serafine, Ready Quill, Cinder Forge, Buoyance, Coral, or even Memoranda!
Going out to the doctor’s so I can’t sketch replies, at least not yet. If people are still asking by the time I get home I’ll be sure to do so!
I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”
I feel so conflicted right now
That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era.
You see, this is why I think humanity is worthwhile. People can be absolute scumbags in some ways, and yet simultaneously blow us out of the water with their kindness and sensitivity on other issues.
Fred Phelps was a civil rights lawyer. Gandhi supported apartheid.
It doesn’t excuse the terrible shit people do, not by any means, but in my view it makes the incredible stuff all the more astounding. It is a fantastic reminder that we are all beautifully complex contradictory creatures.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! Sorry I took so long to make this I srsly had to rush this over the past week but it’s worth it cos i love you all so much! Who knew I’d come this far in 3 months. hehe i kinda missed the 4000 and 5000 milestones. You guys are just too fast. This is crazy. So here is a group of some of my friends, followers and inspirations. Thank you all!
From left to right,
First row: twilightisbestprincess, lettersforcelestia, bernd01, luna-afterdark, outofworkderpy, askfuselight, gyaheung, moonysaur, lunabotic, ask-princess-moe-lestia, askbritannia, askseaponyluna, ask-frigiddrift, kickassking, fritzybeat (askfillytrixie)
Second row: ask-goldenpen, casynuf, twixie-answers, asktwixiegenies, ask-spitfire-thewonderbolt, ask-captain-rainbow-dash, askfirestarterspitfire, studentofthenight, askbubblepop, lycan, mane6swag, thatasianmike, toxicmario
Third row: brainedbysaucepans (ask-prof-smirk), dennybutt, alskylark (scootalootheadventurer), eleanorappreciates (ayasha-the-pony), spookyscarytracymod (asktracyflash), celestia-stuff, ask-king-sombra, ask-luna-bagel, askflufflepuff, askpiratedash, askpun, ask-factory-scootaloo, studentpinkie, spike-in-weirdworld, ask-cnpony, askflutterpsycho
Fourth row: that-mecha-guy (askrobotoctavia-mark5), sketchysounds, roliciousgallery, normansanzo, askgiaramuffin, ask-stronghold-and-trinket, kitcat3636, my OC :P, zodiacnicola (lewdna)(NSFW), blitzpony, eclipse_shadows, zecaptain64, aquaticsun, rain-gear, blind-coyote (NSFW), mynder, nickname-livestream, and twilight_NLR who is the background.
Full res on my deviantart ^^
OMIGOSH! Congrats on the big 5300! Those suckers with 5299 try to act all tough, but we all know they’re nothing compared to you. The best thing is, they know it too, and cry themselves to sleep knowing in their shrivelled pathetic hearts that they can never hope to compare with your sheer majesty!
In all seriousness well done mate! You’ve earned every single one of those followers, and continue to prove why. Thanks for including my modgryph too!
Yeah, we have fun here in Sauce HQ…
Because that is what fun looks like.
It looks like wallpaper.
Tagged by mikatatakug
"Take a screenshot of your desktop
Don’t change or delete anything”
So hey I tag:
show me your desktops and stuff
Dammit, someone break the chain
I’m here to break combos
god damn it
You got me as i fixed my computer :/
Messy as balls dude
I like my desktop pretty much empty
Used to be messy. Now it’s just kind of *forgotten*
NO ONE TAGGED ME BUT SCREW YOUR ARBITRARY RULES.
ENJOY MY WALLPAPER THEMED WALLPAPER!
☮ - Someone I would like to talk to and why?
I want to talk to more cool artist like the mods of ickle muse or techno wizard and more with smirk, cause he’s cool and prof ponies are cool.
also some people from my fandom blog like piri, ash, captain, and mango
I AM NOT COOL YOU ARE LYING!
IS THIS THE FACE OF SOMEONE COOL?!?
did I respond to this right
Relevant to my interests… because goddammit I can never seem to draw natural booobage properly.
According to NBC Washington, this is one of the ridiculous ways Common Core teaches kids problem solving and critical thinking… with simple beyond reason math problems.
I found this image on Facebook and shared it and even asked my stepfather to take a look at it. An aerospace engineer (a career involving a heavy amount of calculus) could not figure out what was going on here. If you’re making math so hard that someone who studied his ass off in calculus classes can’t understand it, you’re making it too hard for kids. Burn Common Core to the fucking ground.
I can’t even begin to understand why this new fangled way is necessary. Like…I’m so confused right now looking at this shit. Bish whet?
Fuck the American public education system. This shit is why out children don’t tank top 10 globally. This is why our children can’t get jobs.
oh noooes the new way is the devils… adding to 12 until I get 32… DEVILWORK DEVILWORK DEVILWORK!!! BURN IT! … people on tumblr are really dumb… I also call bullshit on the whole stuff with the aerospace engineer… cuz if not that guy should reconsider his lifechoises when he cant figure out that it is just simply adding 20 to 12…
My problem with this ‘method’ is that it’s five times the work, takes three times the time, and doesn’t actually teach subtraction. It’s the most asinine, roundabout way of taking 12 from 32 I’ve ever seen, and there’s not a minus sign to be seen in the whole solution. Teachers are doing the students no favors teaching this ‘method’, and are setting them up for failure and frustration down the line when they hit algebra and geometry. It’s a step backwards in efficient and logical problem solving. It is objectively a worse method and fails to actually teach the subtraction function.
Teach the time-tested subtraction tables like you should, teach the number columns (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.), and students will have their answers in three seconds or less and actually use subtraction, instead of this 30 second, needlessly long exercise in addition.
you have 7531
you substract 4 from 5 to get 1.
you substract 3 from 6 to get 3.
you substract 2 from 7 to get 5.
you substract 1 from 8 to get 7.
now you sum up your 4 digits to get your answer.
8765 - 1234 = __________
you have 1234 and add 7000 to get 8234.
you have 8234 and add 500 to get 8734.
you have 8734 and add 30 to get 8764.
you have 8764 and add 1 to get 8765.
now you add the 4 numbers you used to get 7531 and get your answer.
yeah so much more complicated…
Now ask which of the two scenarios a first grader will understand better. The one with nothing but single-digit subtraction, or the one where they’re constantly dealing with four-digit numbers? Simplicity of understanding. The smaller numbers of Method 1 automatically makes it easier to understand and follow than Method 2. WE know the result can be gotten both ways, because WE know how the logic of subtraction and addition interact algebraically. A first grader doesn’t.
Build the foundations first. Teach the single-digit subtraction, and the problem is both easy to solve and easy to understand. Why needlessly complicate the the path to the solution?
gunrunnersarsenal The method you’re showing isn’t how it’s done in the original post though. If it was the method you’re showing, it would appear as follows:
12 + | 0 | = 12
12 + |20| = 32
Answer = 0 + 20 = 20
Instead of systematically making the units, the tens, the hundreds etc match up, they appear to be picking numbers totally at random, and adding them until the desired number is reached.
Your method is roundabout but functionally identical to the conventional method, theirs is just… bluh?
Also, relevant Tom Lehrer is relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKGV2cTgqA