He just left the house with that ladle.
The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.
And here you can find a few useful links:
- You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link
- Video process of painting another picture: link
- The old watercolor tutorial: link
- Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
- Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link
Here’s the finished painting: link
My wife Holly built a full body costume of Blathers, then went around Comic-Con giving fossils to people (includes some familiar faces). I filmed the entire thing and it was adorable. Holly’s been working really hard on her YouTube channel and it makes me super proud to be seeing her do so! Share this one around guys :)
please watch this
girls think having a period sucks but try having to fix your penis discreetly through your pocket
having the insides of your organs shed and come out through your genitals does not compare to having displaced balls sorry
none of you can do it discreetly anyways
we see you
we have literally created our own dialogue? language? here on tumblr and i think that is the most amazing thing ever
please disregard my shitty editing skills
no listen this is actually really amazing because this is a real thing. i think this counts as a pidgin language. a pidgin language is basically a changed, simplified version of a language. you can change the spellings of words, pronunciation, grammar rules, or even make up new words. i think. i’d have to research it a bit more to be sure but i’m 90% sure this is right. if its not a pidgin language, then its a lingua franca but thats more used for trade and stuff like that. but still a new language. so yes, we’ve created our own language. we’ve changed the whole sentence structure. we can trail off sentences, say things like “i just cant”, and use words like ship, OTP, fic, fandom, feels, and ship names and everyone will understand what you’re saying. the part that i love most is how people go “OMGH IM CRIIY NIG SOIOO HARD” and understand each other. for example “IM LIUA GHMNIG”. that one was incredibly easy, but if you knew that said “I’m laughing”, congratulations. You speak a pidgin language. we can even say stuff like “Does anyone know of a Johnlock fic, at least 20k words, not a WIP, with no OCs, and is Post-Reichenbach? Or just a Destiel PWP would be great.” To someone not on tumblr, that wouldn’t make any sense. but you understood, didn’t you? One characteristic of a pidgin language is that you have to learn it like a second language. Another characteristic is that it is frequently changing. tumblr goes through many trends with how we talk. if i remember correctly, when i first made an account about two years ago, talking like this wasn’t quite as common. also, that thing of suddenly capitalizing your sentence is fairly recent. you know, when people go “the new epISODE IS TOMORROW”. Like one of the people up there said, all of this is awesome because how else do you easily show emotion and tone over the internet? we’ve even made a whole sense of humour that most people here share in. There’s so much more that I could talk about with this, but i’m tired and i may be entirely wrong about everything. but yes. people on the fandom side of tumblr who speak like this are speaking a new language
I was going through some of my old blog pages and found this and was thinking about it a lot, and I always found this to be super interesting. On Tumblr and the general social media environment, there are trends on which short-forms are used and how they’re used. Back in the day, there was just the good ol’ LOL and OMG but over time they started to take on different meanings depending on how you spaced them, whether or not you capitalized them, and how you capitalized them. For example, to us, LOL has a completely different meaning to it than lol, but if you were to show it to someone who’s not used to the communicative environment we’re in, they likely will not be able to recognize what’s so different about them.
Short-forms come and go, and the good ones stick around like smh while some are used but are not as widely spread (like tbh and imo/imho; I don’t see them used very often and even when used they’re extremely situational).
Due to lack of being able to convey speech inflections and tone through text, we’ve developed certain ways to cut up our sentences and restructure them in a way that reflects what we want them to mean. There’s also some vocabulary we use that has changed over time that reflects certain types of tones that we want to use; for example, the word ‘truly’ is now often used when we’re not being serious about what we’re saying. Like seeing a snapshot of a dog making a really dumb face because it’s windy outside and everyone commenting on how it’s “truly a majestic creature”. It’s really interesting to see people who do not know how to use ‘sarcastic language’ attempt sarcasm on the internet and type everything out exactly as you would say it in real life, except that since we’re reading everything in text, the sarcastic tone doesn’t get through. (And then they get upset and pretend like it’s everyone else’s fault for not being able to understand that what they’re saying is a joke/they’re trying to be sarcastic, when really they just suck at it.)
Sudden all caps and spaces between letters of a word is still in use and is really amazing at being able to convey the emotions/tone behind what someone is trying to say.
The now-widespread use of internet and social media has caused new short forms and catchy phrases, etc., to spread like wildfire. Along with the fact that there are literally millions of people out there using these media platforms, it’s also highly likely that several people will start using the same form at the same time. (Example: One day, I started using ‘AAHHHH’ and variations of it in my tags to express joy, excitement, and happiness about certain posts and barely 2 weeks down the road I was seeing it everywhere and I highly doubt I influenced it because I’m not a popular blogger, which means somewhere out there at the same time other people already were or were starting to use the same ‘AHHH’ expression and it spread). Due to our familiarity with the language that we use to communicate and the style of talking in this text form, we can sudnly drop lettrs out of wrds and still undrstnd wht each othr is sayng.
The “lifecycle” of memes and their incorporation into our language is really fascinating too. Usually they start out as something silly/stupid that someone comes up with that suddenly gains popularity, and everyone else finds it so funny that they begin making parodies of it. How quickly people get sick of the meme and drop it depends on the actual meme itself and how good the parodies are. Sometimes before a meme dies out though, it can become part of the ‘culture’/’language’ of the community. Examples: that really long Navy Seal thing about don’t mess with me I can kill you with my finger or something etc, the lettuce means never give up, Spiders georg, etc. Even long after the meme is over and done with, people can reference it and everyone who was around when the meme was still kicking, or has been in the community long enough to understand where it comes from and what it means even if they weren’t present during its extremely popular days, will get it. Some memes are long lasting and can be brought up ages after it first came up, while others have an extremely short lifespan that die quickly after appearing or will only become part of the ‘culture’ for a short while before disappearing (like that meme about John Green’s “when was the first time a girl kissed a boy in a young adults novel” or whatever quote).