Here is a new animated gif that I did. Fun times playing around with this.
I hope you enjoy it.
Here are some recent webcomics that I’ve discovered.
Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag
I found Strong Female Protagonist when The Beat recently did their 24 hours of webcomics stunt. SFP is a story in comic book format about a college-age girl who has adventures as a superhero until she decides being a superhero isn’t the best way to change the world for the better. She continues on her do-gooding path, however, and they are some surprises, like befriending the dude she once considered a super-villain. It’s a fun comic, with a lot of warmth and humanity.
Tripp follows the story of Tripp, who’s kind of a Joe Schmoe cubicle worker guy. His life turns upside down when he’s visited by the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe. The comic is full of romantic misadventures, visitors from outer space, and the emissaries of Hell, who want Poe to come back. It reminds me of the 1980s indie comic The Trouble with Girls mixed with the tone of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Loading artist is a simple gag strip, without a continuing story. I say that it’s simple, but it’s also very well done. The jokes are actually funny, and the art and color are appealing. My favorite thing is the that the jokes are neither too vanilla or too full of the self-conscious crassness that the internet seems to love so much. check it out.
this is my first animated gif. I was fooling around in Photoshop and I am also trying to figure out how to use the more tab. I mean, the more tag. Continue reading
I’m mostly just saving this list here for myself. The website Synthtopia published a great article called “10 Cool Electronic Music Instruments Under $100″. Click HERE to go there: 10 Cool Electronic Music Instruments Under $100. I especially like the device featured called the Stylophone Beatbox.
While we’re on the subject of weird electronic musical instruments I have the share a few things.
I’m also developing an interest in the melodica (they’re cheaper than I expected) and the otamatone (the sounds it makes are annoying, but it looks so cool…). Where will this all lead me? Who knows?
So a while ago I was on thesaurus.com, or some similar website, and I was noticing that the list of synonyms left out anything from modern slang. That got me thinking about some of the objects or concept that rap has a lot of words for. With that said, here is a list of synonyms for money, guns, and marijuana. Some rap glorifies these things, and some rap talks about them in a more critical way. For now, I’m not presenting my point of view on that. I just thought it was interesting that these 3 things were the easiest to come up with synonyms for. For your consideration. (Note: They are not all straight synonyms, and carry different shades of meaning. Some of them definitely need their own definitions if you want to use them properly. In the gun category, some of the words refer to specific models and manufacturers. )
Cake, Ends, Cream, Paper, Cheese, Cheddar (also Provolone, Feta, any cheese you want to name), Dough, Bread, bankroll, Papes, dead presidents, Green, knot, stack, grand, G, rack, Benjamins, Bills, Bacon or breakfast (as in bringing home the breakfast), currency, bank, scratch, scrilla, skrill, bucks, bones
gat, heater, heat, roscoe, glock, desert eagle, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, AK, chopper, AR, Mack-10, iron, Shotty, sawed-off, Sawed-off shot, hand cannons (45s and up), nine, two-two, forty-five, cold steel, clack-clack, chrome, boom stick, auto, automatic, semiauto,
weed, trees, L, Blunt, Spliff, Piff, Dank, Chronic, Hash, Cannabis, Purple, THC, Haze, Dro, Hydro, Ganga, MaryJane, Herb, Kush, Green, Grass, Buds, Doobie, Roach, Reefer, Sticky
This is an article worth checking out, from a great Christian blog called ‘Good Women Project’.
Here’s a sample:
I think Judaism retained a valuable aspect of faith that Christianity tries to suppress: the emotional rollercoaster. By focusing on controlling emotions, we neglect the process: we refuse to give ourselves the freedom to heal, to rejoice, or to grieve.
We’re taught to reign in our emotions. Our heart is evil. Our feelings are lies. God wants us to have joy abundantly, and we must teach ourselves to be happy and perfectly content little Christians.
If something goes wrong, we simply say: “well, God must have a plan” or “everything happens for a reason.” Maybe God loves Machiavellian strategies. OR MAYBE, we come up with ridiculous explanations in order to ignore our own emotional health.
Yes. This. A hundred times yes.