A map showing the branches of the worlds language families by country.
Do to the sheer diversity of languages, especially in Africa, the language branches are not all 'equal', that is while some of them are themselves 1st level branches of a Language Family, some of them are much further down (ex. 6th level division) due to differing levels of linguistic diversity.
Please note that determining language families and clasifications among the linguistic community is not clear, especially in Africa, as such their are quite a few cases where their is debate over language classification, as such I have tried to use the most widely supported theories with the exception of Altaic, which as a language family has a high degree of disagreement over its scope; in the case of Altaic I have only included Turkic and Mongolic (accepted by all as members of it) but have not included Korean or Japanese, which are sometimes included, but do not have widespread support for said inclusion.
The map is of native languages/mother languages, not languages known overall, which would grealty change things due to the fact many countries (especially in Africa) are Multilingual with people learning French, English or others as second languages.
Additionally while it's to small to do so Singapore should be striped Sinitic and Germanic, as Chinese (49.9%) and English (32.3%) as a combined 80% of the population speaks one of the two as a first language.
They were plain black, and didn't need a basecoat. I took out the lenses and sanded it, then washed off the dust from sanding with soap (works really well to get any oil and all the dust off) and set it to dry.
Then painted with metallic paints.
I've also fitted the goggles with a leather strap from the same leather I made the holster for the gun with. The strap has a little nickle colored beltbuckle too
I got a better camera phone and I've also added a ton more pages, so I figured I should update this. Please forgive any grammar errors and stuff. >> I think it's up to almost 100 pages now! It's about 85% done I think..
And now for something uber nerdy and weird. For the past year or so I've been building my own Hunter journal. Inspired by the show Supernatural and the games, World of Darkness and Changeling but it's insides contain different origins of creatures and stuff. I just wanted to do a journal filled with information on all kinds of creatures and monster in mythology. I've taken photos of a few of my favorite pay layouts. There's a lot of actual journal entries written by my journals protagonist, Susan. I have written out probably 5 or 6 specific hunts that I'm not going to take photos of because I cannot write for crap and it's embarrassing. >_> I will say some of those pages are cool because I've made up lots of different props with photos, death certificates, fake business cards, fake newspaper articles with actual ads on the back so it looked like it was actually torn from a real paper, etc. I went overboard in other words. I should have spend the gluing and taping and amount of research I did on this thing for actual drawing. @_@
Anyhoo here you go. If anyone can read any of this and say "Hey, that's not true!" please remember that most of these I added my own spin on and dammit it's my own fake monster journal, I'll write what I want >_>
Hey everybody, long time no talk! Just wanted to post up one of my favorite projects. Itís a simple little spin-off of the Hawaiian sling, the pocket sling-bow!
Itís basically a PVC pipe with rubber tubing lashed onto it. This thing fires arrows like nobodyís business. I would guess it shoots as well as my 45 pound recurve. It has a pretty straight trajectory till about forty yards, then gravity starts pulling the arrows down.
It's easy to make, and all-in-all, cost about 5 bucks (if you include the other nine and a half feet of PVC pipe I had to buy) to make. I'm guessing I can get more power out of this with some thicker tubing, or by doubling the tubing up.
This and a couple other slings will be in my next book, which will hopefully be out sometime this month or early August on Amazon!