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To Watermark or To Not Watermark.....A few questions to ask yourself first.
A. Do you value your own artwork?
B. Are you proud to tell the world you created your own artwork?
C. Do you value other peoples artwork enough to not steal?
The answer to all of these should be YES! (If its no MySpace is that way --> )
Its a sad fact but un-watermarked large pictures are a rippers dream come true... DA is a proven gold mine for anybody wanting to take up art theft as a hobby, and just because you have a written disclaimer in your description stating that your artwork is not to be redistributed hardly makes a difference. Anybody who has browsed the net or received a dreaded note stating that your art has been ripped will know intimately how disheartening and sickening it is, and what an almost futile fight it is to try and get the artwork removed or the ripper shut down. Watermarks don't have to be horrible clunky things that destroy the artwork its supposed to be protecting, and they really could mean
Worldbuilding Part1: MapmakingWorld Building Part 1: Map Making
Welcome all to World Building, the talk show that helps with all aspects of writing and creating. Please welcome your host Seleane Gray!
Hello, everyone. Today well be working on maps. There are a few types of maps:
1. The World Map this is where you will see an overview of your world.
2. The City Map this is where you will see each city your character is in with intricate detail.
3. The Building Map this is where you will see each building your character is in with elaborate detail.
4. The Ship Map also known as the Transportation Map, is for the vehiclesi.e. ships, air balloons, and anything your imagination can make upit will show each one in the range you wish (this map isnt necessary but Ill show you anyway).
So lets get started!
First, youll need to find/buy/gather the following:
1. A large, clean surface, preferable size to be 4 by 2.5
2. Graph paper an
Designing Intelligent Aliens: The Essential GuideThis guide is meant as an aide for the prospective science fiction writer, game designer or world-builder wishing to incorporate extraterrestrial elements, in order to improve quality and rationality of the created works. It is not so much a “How To”, which would broach multiple sciences and require a profound understanding of each of these, but a “Before You Go On”, things to consider, wrinkles that need ironing out rather than a methodology. Issues that I bring up here do not necessarily make a choice impossible – you must simply figure out a way around them.
Herein I will be dealing with sapient species, intelligent beings, if you will, since this is where artists’ and writers’ imaginations most often fall short. Here I must distinguish between sentience and sapience – sentient species are aware of their surroundings (which is to say, just about anything more complex than a jellyfish qualifies, even ants), whereas sapient
|9th round GRADUATES: 1 Chris Aubresser by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Deimos Katsaros by ArthurQF, 3 Eyolf Solhrafn by HelevornArt, 4 Gerda by Classically-DePunk, 5 Gina Trebor by LadyLing, 6 Halo by Patchyb4k4, 7 Hinobi by NinjaSamuraiX, 8 Jace by Ulario, 9 Jace Pyrs by dragondoodle, 10 Komatii Ludwig Sinclair by komatii, 11 Luzy by NieEngel, 12 Makayla by Helladelic, 13 Megumi Ryusei by rainbow000pegasus, 14 Moroi by DihyaJam96, 15 Naoko by LizChwan, 16 Sam Ramey by charcoalfeather, 17 Samuel Yardley by CromwellInnovations, 18 Sheena by sorceress23, 19 Violette Desjardins by pheeph, 20 Nuor by Akaszik, 21 Artorius Revana by MartmeisterPaladin, 8th round GRADUATES:1 Adrian, Student by delphenelightfoot 2 Andrei Novokshonov, Don Cossak ex-officer by Classically-DePunk 3 CAL-1B, Host Lifeform by Iven-Furrpaw 4 Dar Haiyo, Fire Mage by Dar-Haiyo 5 Elihal, Horse Archer by MegaMaeve 6 Genesis, genie/ vampire by sanakito 7 Hintor, Prince of Cora by LadyLing8 Iolanthe Teriae, Sorceress/Illusionist by dragondoodle 9 Jack Garner, Gunlayer 1st Class by probablyimpossible 10 Jessica Nesbitt, University Student by pheeph 11 Kandi Raver, Trickster by Cyber-Cypher 12 Koe, Killer/Scientist by dihyajam96 13 Kuzma 'Kuzya' Mayakov, Soviet writer by charcoalfeather 14 Lonoke, Architect/City Leader by Birdhousebirdy 15 Luisa, college student/soldier by el7doodles 16 Nikolai Ariti Dougenis, Royal Guard by pkmtrainerBenny 17 November Hunt, highschool student by Drayah 18 Opal Brookes, cake decorator by AzulArtist1027 19 Poloma, archer by WolfChiefsDaughters 20 Pushkari Kuraitsuki, telepathic teenager by Zakuro-Kona 21 Pyro, Xdrossi Chemist by WafflenutOfKitties 22 Souldiercross, Ancient mastermind by InkPawStudio777 23 Tara, Beast Master by Ulario 24 Tatiana LaMonta, Infanta by SilkyLoaf 25 V1-13, clone by LizChwan 26 Vanhya Vandheira, Angel Soldier by Kainatarma 27 Yngvar, Norse berserker by HelevornArt 28 Sayest, King by StoryMaker91 29 Celice, king’s privy chamber maid by Akaszik, 30 Glacies Las Bourbon, combat butler by Tris-Ghost 7th round GRADUATES: 1 A3-27, clone mechanic by LizChwan, 2 Aetius, casting recruiter by Ulario, 3 Aidan, monk enslaved by Vikings by HelevornArt, 4 Alairen, duke of Jaigon by RitellianCaptain, 5 Arsenios, soldier and town guard by Celesol, 6 Ash Ratigan, flying school boy by Zakuro-Kona, 7 Baccara Night Rose Maiden, guardian of the Dystopians by CyberFurry10, 8 Bloke, commander of HMS Cruiser by ProbablyImpossible, 9 Caleb, mage and gardener by MegaMaeve, 10 Celeste Marcella, assassin by ArthurQF, 11 Edgar, independent detective by bertalina, 12 Emiko de la Porte, princess and fighter by LadyLing, 13 Green Gnome, antisocial gnome by GnomeTales, 14 Hadrian, knight and outlaw by Torag1000, 15 Hunter, necromancer by MadamFrost, 16 Isabelle Bastet, werecat from Inverse Egypt by pheeph, 17 Jastin, peaceful prince by Drayah, 18 Katya, factory worker by charcoalfeather, 19 Kylone, archer and rogue by InkPawStudio777, 20 Lex Ashton, undercover agent by Iven-Furrpaw, 21 Lionel Toddson, M.U.P.A. protector by MrPr1993, 22 Merry Cure, a little pony by Akaszik, 23 Mizzy, exile in search for lost friends by WafflenutOfKitties, 24 Omusa, Brave warrior by WolfChiefsDaughters, 25 Retsu, samurai by GerardManSlave, 26 Riana Keral, former slave by girl-n-herhorse, 27 Sasha, mayhem for hire by NakainRimmel, 28 Mel Sireno, young outlaw by InsaneMonkey46 6th round GRADUATES: 1 Aevathross Yoltepenaeyo, historian and primal mage by Ithilloth, 2 Alwen 'Al' of the North, elite captain by MegaMaeve, 3 Belthrein, royal messenger by RitellianCaptain, 4 Camille DeMonte, demon protector by KuchisakeKiss, 5 Clara, robot mutant lady by BirdhouseBirdy, 6 Draymond, bounty hunter by LadyLing, 7 Falco Atrico, technology businessman by Kitty-Craftsy, 8 Faria Phoenix, Pokemon trainer by CelestialWolf66, 9 Islanamara 'Isa' Kaito, warrior princess by Drayah, 10 Kylan, Youtube celebrity by Ulario, 11 Mamoru Kuraitsuki, time traveler by Zakuro-Kona, 12 Masami Kaminari, blind wanderer by GerardManSlave, 13 Nickel Gitana, RWBY huntress by cjShiina97, 14 Quinton, tech-savvy internet troll by InsaneMonkey46, 15 Rannveig, noble Viking berserker by HelevornArt, 16 Reinhardt Bösemann, fictional Nazi commander by ProbablyImpossible, 17 Revan, Empire Enforcer by DaiseyMae, 18 Sammy Jackson / QUARTZ, Jeweloid Healer by MaddieJK, 19 Sri Lanka, supervillain thief by CyberFurry10, 20 Tonii, fighter with fire powers by InkPawStudio777, 21 Tristan Thomas, robotics student by pheeph, 22 Winona, wolf riding warrior by WolfChiefsDaughters, 23 Zephaniah, Valo prince by Amasteria, 5th round GRADUATES: 1 Até, aristocrat pyrokineticist by DrinkTeaOrDie, 2 Auctus, a spacecraft pilot by Ulario, 3 Cora Saris, Jedi knight by DaiseyMae, 4 Danika, kindred courtesan by Raqonteur, 5 Emily Templeman, military officer by misssleeper, 6 Hakon the Bold, Viking warrior by HelevornArt, 7 Isugoro Jintez: Gelus Soldier by MaddieJK, 8 Jana Andersen, special force soldier by pheeph, 9 Kahi, magic researcher by Naefa, 10 Margo, accountant married to a superhero by Birdhousebirdy, 11 Marietta, steampunk maid by Petrotasia, 12 Nadasa, apothecary and herbalist by Drayah, 13 Naika Haunter, retired assassin by InkPawStudio777, 14 Puck, second in command on a spaceship by ProbablyImpossible, 15 Tehuti Naeem, exorcist and time bender by constantinejohny, 16 Travis, clone created with magic by AvocadoAfro, 17 Zhad, Shadow Corraler by Iven-Furrpaw, 18 Riku Fujioka, captain of soccer club by KamiNoDarkWolf, 4th round GRADUATES: 1 Adam, the psychopath king by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Ameran, a traveler by bertalina, 3 Anna, a clerk caught up in events by Raqonteur, 4 Aurulia, kind girl with sunlight superpower by Drayah, 5 Capt. Captain of WWII ship lost in space by ProbablyImpossible, 6 Cassia Chu, a school girl with a crus by Andoria-sama, 7 Drei by Celesol, 8 Gama, a duelist by casedlsk1253, 9 Geronimo, quiet boy with superpower by unexpectedchibi, 10 Jack Saddle, an elegant card cheater by Petrotasia, 11 Joar, pickpocketer and illusionist by Ithilloth, 12 Kye, a traveler with pyrocinetic skill by Carabolus, 13 Mina Caines, a biology teacher by pheeph, 14 Miza, a teen heiress by Akaszik, 15 Ran-Qui, a Jedi knigh by Ulario, 16 Ruka Retsusan, superhuman power wielder by Zakuro-Kona, 17 Shiik Elenath, monster hunter by InkPawStudio777, 18 Snarky by StoryMaker91, 19 Suellen Salyor, an Exorcist by Hoples, Honorable mention: 20 Aino, the exorcist by MissSleeper, 3rd round GRADUATES: 1 Ali, a pangolin in high school by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Bantyr Hasib, Duke of Getah by Akaszik, 3 Jack, the Musicbender by Petrotasia, 4 Ren, a demon hating us all by Carabolus, 5 Scarlet, a hunter by Ulario, 6 Stella Francesca Burlone, a gym teacher by pheeph, 7 William, a mage by ForestHowler, 2nd round 50% or more done: Amber Hunt, high society widow by Raqonteur, Amuntra, a heroine with sword by Petrotasia, Arianna Skyski, a racer by Birdhousebirdy, Jillian "Tabby" Chu, a photoreporter pheeph, Kasui, singer of Siren’s songs by bertalina, Marceline DeMorgenster by jaredt, Matthias by sauroctonus, Rowena, a student of vital energy paths by Ithilloth, Xed, one with spectral arm and leg by dreadful-xed, 1st round GRADUATES: 1 Deren Keizzal, imperial guardsman by Ulario, 2 Eishou/ Jaster by bertalina, 3 Johny Spikes, the pyrokinetic by SapphireComics, 4 Kaisha Hasib, the singer by Akaszik, 5 Katelyn Marie Fros, the student by pheeph, 6 Marlow Fernicker, the attorney by ProbablyImpossible, 7 Othallon Oscarius, the court mage by Ankh-Ascendant, 8 Romulus by IceBridget, Founder & admin for rounds 1st to 9th: Akaszik, Past and current admins: Aleraianprincess, Sans-saerif, Yorunosasori, Ankh-ascendant, Jazz-rhythm, Goddessgalaxia, Ulario, Reduxblack, Zakuro-Kona, MaddieJK, Ithilloth, MissSleeper, Megamaeve, Kitty-craftsy, Pheeph, Probablyimpossible, InkPawStudio777, Helevornart, Dragondoodle, Classically-DePunk, Arthurqf, Birdhousebirdy|