The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'
How to Enter
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Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
Civilization Builder Questionnaire for WritersBased on the Seven Rules of CivilizationCivilization Builder Questionnaire for Writers3 years ago in Writing More Like This
-Planned of Unplanned Cities? Why?
-What kinds of transportation are used, and how is traffic managed?
-How is sanitation managed?
-Symbolic or Pictoral written language? Why?
-Where did the system of writing come from?
-How is literacy taught? To whom is literacy taught, when in their lives, and why?
-How is written language stored (what medium)? Where and by whom?
-What kind of religious system? Monotheistic/Polytheistic/Monistic/Animistic/Some Combination?
-What beliefs are included about origins and destiny?
-What kinds of morality is espoused and why?
-What kinds of religious rituals are observed? By whom? What happens? Where? Why?
Political Structure (Organized Government)
-What government system: Autocracy/Democracy/Oligarchy/Theocracy? How did this come to be?
CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text BasicsToday I want to talk about fonts in journal skins You probably saw this one coming And maybe you also saw coming that this will be a rather long tutorial There is just a lot to say about this! Actually this will only be the first one about fonts and text. This one will cover the basics of working with fonts.CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text Basics2 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
I will start by talking a bit about web-safe fonts and the concept behind a fallback hierarchy. Further down you'll find a selection of properties that can be styled with examples and explanations.
So, let's go!
The standard web safe fonts
A font is defined as web safe when it is installen on a great number of user's computers. They are also called system fonts, and can vary depending on your PC. Fonts on a Mac OS are not necessarily the same as fonts on a Windows OS.
Here's is a little example: on the left side is an image, an image created in PS on the right side. If both sides look the same, or at least very similar, it means they a
Tutorial: Legally Get Your Stolen Art RemovedTutorial: Legally Get Your Stolen Art Removed3 years ago in Other More Like This
Here's a quick tutorial for anyone who might find their artworks on a website without their authorized permission. This is the method that you legally go about having copyright infringement dealt with, so your request (if submitted to a host located in the US or other countries that respect copyright laws) will not go ignored. You do not need a lawyer to file a DMCA takedown notice, you only need to be the copyright holder of the work. If you created the work, it's copyrighted to you.
You will usually not get much of a response if you try to submit an informal copyright notice through Support requests on a website. This method is what's outlined in Section 512(c) of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and what service providers will respond to.
STEP 1: See if the website has a copyright section in the Terms
Tips for the Messy WriterWhen the Muse StrikesTips for the Messy Writer4 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know about you, but most of my ideas for writing come to me in the shower. There I'll be, rinsing the shampoo from my hair, and suddenly a line flits through my head - a line so beautiful, so perfectly balanced between the universal and the personal that if I do not capture it immediately my muse will torment me with silence the rest of the year. Generally this situation ends with me haphazardly wrapped in a towel, running down the hall past the rest of the household - who have now learned to politely look the other way - to the dry erase board on the refrigerator where I can scribble out the thought before it evaporates into the ether.
If this is a situation familiar to you, then you may be what I call a messy writer. Messy writers are those for whom organization is not always advantageous, or even possible. This short guide offers five rules I've discovered help keep me on track once I've started a writing task. I hope you'll find them h