Saucy's Clinic of Dilettantism
gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

ask-omnipony:

ding-dong-diddly-dick:

fall-out-bruh:

thehomosexuals:

Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut. 

Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.

Read More →

Wow I actually never thought I’d even care about such an old song but jeez
You’re right

SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS

tumblr feminism in a nutshell

jacktherbert:

kojimaisalright:

alpha-beta-gamer:

Screencheat is a two to four player first-person shooter where everyone is invisible and the only way to eliminate your enemy or win the match is by screen cheating - as in looking at your enemies side of the screen to know where they are and hunting them down.

Screencheat is certainly a unique FPS in today’s gaming world where every shooter is almost of the same concept but with a different theme to them. Taking inspirations from classic competitive FPS games like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and Halo, it’s looking to be an extremely fun and competitive game with a big (invisible) twist.

Sign-Up for the Beta

I can’t believe we are getting to the era of post-genres in gaming

What’s post-RTS going to be, you can only build your opponents units?

Either way i’m interested in where people can take them

Oh my fucking god this is such a cool concept.

boxlunches:

swan2swan:

nethenclawpuff:

onetobeamup:

sheereleganceinitssimplicity:

A collection of lamamama's awesome Avatar the Last Airbender - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine crossover

Featuring the adult gaang:

Toph - Terran; Security officer

Sokka - Bajoran; Science officer

Aang - Joined Trill (with unusual markings); Captain

Katara - Bajoran; Chief medical officer

Zuko - Klingon: Must. Regain. HONOR!

Iroh - Klingon; Really likes prune juice (or bloodwine, I can’t tell)

Bonus TOS Sokka - From the Trials and Tribble-ations episode (no one can convince me otherwise)

yES PERFECT 

YES YES YES YES YES

…I am now oddly hungry for Klingon Mai….

Super adorable!

MLP Story-Blog Promo Idea

brainedbysaucepans:

You know what would be a seriously good idea for a promotional blog? A blog that promotes completed story arcs!

You see, personally I prefer to read story-based blogs in binges, rather than following them as they update every few hours/days/weeks/months/years, and I doubt I’m the only one. However, I often find that I’ll get stuck into a really great story arc, only to be frustrated when I reach the latest post and the story is still going.

So, here’s my idea: start a promotional blog that posts links to completed story-blog arcs. The posts would ideally include a brief description of the blog the arc is from, along with a blurb for the specific story arc, and perhaps a particularly interesting panel/update from the arc as a showcase of the blog’s style (and to draw the reader in of course).

Anyone would be able to submit their own story arcs for posting on this blog, so long as they had arc-specific tags set up, so we could link to the arc, rather than to the blog as a whole.

So, does this sound like a good idea? Would you follow a blog like this? More importantly, would anyone else be willing to assist me in moderating such a blog?

Reblogging for more exposure, cos I’m actually quite keen on this idea. Could still do with some feedback though, what do folks thing?

SATURDAY STREAM TIME
Wow it’s been a while since I did one of these! I’m working on commissions tonight, on camera and with a microphone.
As always, anyone tuning in can expect bad language, foul singing and a weird selection of music and TV shows, depending on my mood.
So yeah, pop by and keep me company folks; I shall do my best to be entertaining!
Also, remember I’m still doing my BUCK commission/donation drive. This commission should take me past the halfway mark of my $550 goal, but there’s still a way to go, and there’s now less than a month to BUCK! If you would like to commission me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! My price list can be found here: http://brainedbysaucepans.tumblr.com/commissions
http://www.livestream.com/misterdunn

SATURDAY STREAM TIME

Wow it’s been a while since I did one of these! I’m working on commissions tonight, on camera and with a microphone.

As always, anyone tuning in can expect bad language, foul singing and a weird selection of music and TV shows, depending on my mood.

So yeah, pop by and keep me company folks; I shall do my best to be entertaining!

Also, remember I’m still doing my BUCK commission/donation drive. This commission should take me past the halfway mark of my $550 goal, but there’s still a way to go, and there’s now less than a month to BUCK! If you would like to commission me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! My price list can be found here: http://brainedbysaucepans.tumblr.com/commissions

http://www.livestream.com/misterdunn

MLP Story-Blog Promo Idea

You know what would be a seriously good idea for a promotional blog? A blog that promotes completed story arcs!

You see, personally I prefer to read story-based blogs in binges, rather than following them as they update every few hours/days/weeks/months/years, and I doubt I’m the only one. However, I often find that I’ll get stuck into a really great story arc, only to be frustrated when I reach the latest post and the story is still going.

So, here’s my idea: start a promotional blog that posts links to completed story-blog arcs. The posts would ideally include a brief description of the blog the arc is from, along with a blurb for the specific story arc, and perhaps a particularly interesting panel/update from the arc as a showcase of the blog’s style (and to draw the reader in of course).

Anyone would be able to submit their own story arcs for posting on this blog, so long as they had arc-specific tags set up, so we could link to the arc, rather than to the blog as a whole.

So, does this sound like a good idea? Would you follow a blog like this? More importantly, would anyone else be willing to assist me in moderating such a blog?

From a Skype conversation
Phe: Y'all are a strange lot.
Phe: (Note the lack of disagreement)
BrainedBySaucepans: Phe, I'm sitting here drawing cartoon horses and listening to a remix of Frank Sinatra proclaiming how much he loves flying aircraft into buildings. Within 2 metres of my current location there is a foam sword, a mysterious bottle of blue alcohol in a skull shaped bottle, a night vision monocular, a reference book about guns and a slide whistle. I am wearing nothing but my boxers and a bowler hat.
BrainedBySaucepans: There is no way I could justify disagreeing.
Cider: tl:dr. start stream.
Phe: Hehe
Phe: The slide whistle is a nice touch
BrainedBySaucepans: How else am I supposed to lure the Clangers to my dungeon of fun?
ask-prof-smirk:


Supported by Patreon
Mod Notes:
So, this blog got featured on Equestria Daily’s Tumblr Spotlight a few days ago! Many thanks to Calpain for including my humble little blog. All you new folks be sure to check out the Scene List for an easy way to look through what’s happened already, or if you’re feeling brave, you can always read the whole thing from the start!
As with the rest of this arc, my profuse thanks to Scribbler for double checking my Luna dialogue.
Also, I would like to remind people that I’m currently doing a commission/donation drive to cover my trip to vend at BUCK. I still have a long way to go, so if you want to help out, and perhaps get some are in the bargain, see here for more details!

Next time on Ask Prof Smirk: Shit’s going down!

ask-prof-smirk:

Supported by Patreon

Mod Notes:

So, this blog got featured on Equestria Daily’s Tumblr Spotlight a few days ago! Many thanks to Calpain for including my humble little blog. All you new folks be sure to check out the Scene List for an easy way to look through what’s happened already, or if you’re feeling brave, you can always read the whole thing from the start!

As with the rest of this arc, my profuse thanks to Scribbler for double checking my Luna dialogue.

Also, I would like to remind people that I’m currently doing a commission/donation drive to cover my trip to vend at BUCK. I still have a long way to go, so if you want to help out, and perhaps get some are in the bargain, see here for more details!

Next time on Ask Prof Smirk: Shit’s going down!

Since we're on the subject of misleading pronunciations, I will always remember the time I tried to buy a ticket to Worcester in London's Paddington station.
Anonymous

You poor thing… spelling is bizarre sometimes. One of my friends who’s lived in London all his life thought Greenwich was pronounced “green-witch" until I corrected him a while ago (for those not in the know it’s "gren-idge”, and Worcester is pronounced “wuss-ter”).

Makes me want to start teaching myself esperanto again; it allows pretty much no ambiguity at all in terms of pronunciation.

thepondsaregone:

thorinoakenbutt:

castielandpie:

poryqon:

it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

WHAT

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

Cute, another entitled anon that thinks “attention” is something that just magically happens rather than being earned is whining :C. I wish, for once, somebody that clicked the little “Ask anonymously” checkbox to spew scorn on someone providing free entertainment would actually consider that artists have lives and schedules.

WOOO! Smirk got featured on EQD! 

vickorano:

e1n:

I am currently taking a class called “Visual Communications”, which apparently is the very first foundation class people take when they go to an art school.  The purpose of this class is to train you so that you are confident with your lines and won’t need to scribble too much while sketching.
Our first week’s homework is training on hand stability.  I’ve heard a lot of artists complain that they have “shaky hands” and so when they ink their drawings, it comes out crap, so I thought I’d share my homework with you guys.
Draw a line about 2 inch long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Draw a line about half a page long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Draw a line from one end of the page to the opposite end, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Repeat the above exercise, but with an arc, and then with a wave.
We’re supposed to do this every day before we draw as a warm-up.  Basically just keep drawing lines, arcs, and waves until you fill up an entire 8.5x11 page.  Use felt-tip pens like microns/multiliner/sharpie.  Keep doing this for the rest of your drawing life and your inking will get significantly better.

Here, people who have trouble making smooth lines in their work:  do this, and your penstroke will be as confident as ever.

vickorano:

e1n:

I am currently taking a class called “Visual Communications”, which apparently is the very first foundation class people take when they go to an art school.  The purpose of this class is to train you so that you are confident with your lines and won’t need to scribble too much while sketching.

Our first week’s homework is training on hand stability.  I’ve heard a lot of artists complain that they have “shaky hands” and so when they ink their drawings, it comes out crap, so I thought I’d share my homework with you guys.

  1. Draw a line about 2 inch long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  2. Draw a line about half a page long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  3. Draw a line from one end of the page to the opposite end, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Repeat the above exercise, but with an arc, and then with a wave.

We’re supposed to do this every day before we draw as a warm-up.  Basically just keep drawing lines, arcs, and waves until you fill up an entire 8.5x11 page.  Use felt-tip pens like microns/multiliner/sharpie.  Keep doing this for the rest of your drawing life and your inking will get significantly better.

Here, people who have trouble making smooth lines in their work:  do this, and your penstroke will be as confident as ever.