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May 23 2018


Trying to explain the plot of any story I write.

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Woke up at 2am and couldn’t fall back asleep so I made a tutorial on the Photoshop techniques I use most frequently. Starting with the sketch:

  • adjustment layers: specifically the hue/saturation slider in this case, allows you to color correct quickly
  • lasso tool: for sharp edges!
  • alpha lock: useful for painting within a pre-defined area (especially useful when painting characters)
  • x (hotkey) : toggle between foreground + background colors- let’s you easily blend between 2 colors
  • ctrl/cmd click : quickly change current active layer. Especially useful if you’re burdened with too many layers (or just very disorganized)
  • clipping mask: similar to alpha lock, but can add details without changing/ painting directly on the previous layer. I often use them to test out + apply gradients.
  • layer styles: I didn’t use any in this image, but the possibilities for layer styles endless, from simply adding a quick outline (useful for die cut demarcations when making stickers!) to creating more seemingly complex appearances. Here’s a gif of Nick Carver using layer styles (a combo of drop shadows + inner shadows) to quickly make the illusion of snow but with simple strokes.

ending on this:


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These are a few of my favourite things~

The Dunmer Master Post of my favourite NPCs from Vvardenfell and ESO so far: Archanon Tarvus and ‘Living God’ Lord Vivec, Disaster Elf Revus Demnevanni, and Ashur and Naryu of the Morag Tong.

I am loving this game so far, it is the high fantasy MMO I never knew I needed.

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Lord Vivec, yes!


In celebration of finishing Vvardenfell I decided to draw some of my favourite NPCs from ESO so far … who all, coincidentally, happen to be Dunmer. Just in time too, I’d forgotten Summerset was coming out!

These two. These two. I could not omit Living God Shiny McPoetryface and his grumpy aide, who just wants to reign him in and stop talking to the Outlander it’s gross eeewww. Archcanon Tarvus and Lord Vivec (shhh I know what happens in the end, but that still won’t make their bickering any less entertaining)!

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When megaservers go down, draw yourselves some Dark Elves.

In celebration of finishing Vvardenfell I decided to draw some of my favourite NPCs from ESO so far … who all, coincidentally, happen to be Dunmer. Just in time too, I’d forgotten Summerset was coming out!

Revus Demnevanni might be my favourite NPC in the entire game so far, which is saying a lot because there are a lot of great characters. But seriously, if you are playing ESO and have not yet explored Gnisis on Vvardenfell, do yourself a favour and get yourself acquainted with this disaster elf as soon as possible! He is precious and pure and I want to carry him into the sunset.

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When megaservers go down, draw yourselves some Dark Elves. 

In celebration of finishing Vvardenfell I decided to draw some of my favourite NPCs from ESO so far … who all, coincidentally, happen to be Dunmer. Just in time too, I’d forgotten Summerset was coming out!

Ashur and Naryu from the Morag Tong, putting the ‘sass’ back in ‘assassin’ (and the ‘grumpy’ back in Dark Elf). I need more of these two STAT!

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Elder Scrolls: Homelands of Tamriel





you know what space travel media is sorely lacking in? superstitions.

don’t give me any bs about future enlightenment eradicating superstition humans are humans and we can barely conceptually handle the sea let alone the Void where there’s far too much room for the mind to wander

on the sea you never stack the cans with the label upside down, lest the ship capsize

in the stars you never crush the cans, lest the fragile walls between you and the abyss be crushed


Especially because REAL LIFE space travel is full of superstitious practices

May 22 2018


*hears thunder* thor if thats u bitch i love u

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Sadly, where I’m heading.

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Richard you’ve literally killed people.

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when a meme has had enough

I’m happy he is getting such roles








Rest stops on highways are liminal spaces where the veil is thin and nobody can tell me differently


The explanation is that liminal spaces are in between places that bridge Here with There, so in fairy tales we often have the Fairy Ring, the Forest Clearing, the Sudden Misty Foggy Forest, the Bridge, the River, graveyards, in some cases

We also have a ton of american urban mythology around famous roadways and sites off the sides of roads

Archetypes like these occur to mark the places in the world where the veil goes thin and humans can have extra-worldly experiences, out of the ordinary way of living

So why wouldn’t transient spaces like rest stops where everyone is just passing through from one place to the next, never stopping for too long, not be a liminal space where spirits frequent, too

Especially since nobody would know if they were real or not

Ok but this speaks to me

I always feel like something isn’t quite right at rest stops

I once slept though three gas stations on a road trip, and the second the car started to slow to turn into a rest stop, I was basically wide awake.

My mom and I were on I-90 in a blizzard once and pulled off at the first exit we could find. Turns out that if we’d gone even a mile further, we would have happened on a 49-and-counting car pileup, and that 90 was closed for MILES. How we found an unblocked ramp was a matter of great debate, but where this gets weirder still is that at the bottom of the ramp was a closed truck stop and an open church full of teenagers–they went for youth group, the blizzard started, and they were stuck until the snow stopped. They fed us leftovers from their potluck dinner, prayed with us for safe travel, and when the snow let up they saw us on our way.

Three days later–Sunday–we were traveling back and decided to stop at that church to thank them. We found it thanks to the truck stop, but this time it was the truck stop that was open and the church that was closed. Neither of us remembered it looking so decrepit on the trip down, and granted we saw it first at night in a snowstorm, but you’d think we’d have noticed the boarded-up windows. So we asked in at the truck stop.

The church had been abandoned for ten years. And yet I still had one of their youth group programs under my sun visor, very clearly labeled for the previous week.

To this day I’m sure we crossed dimensions somewhere on I-90, and that’s how we stayed safe. You could tell me it’s because the truck stop was a liminal space and I’d 100% believe you.

I don’t mind when this post goes around again because sometimes I get stories like this

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This is singlehandedly the best thing I’ve ever seen on this website

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So, I heard you were telling people that I’m a liquid. 

Let’s have a talk, shall we?

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hah hah hah hah hah hah

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