It seems that I'm just too lazy/busy to update this, so let this be the permanent entry for now.
My summer holiday is over, why is it still so hot?Yes, another summer vacation gone and another bunch of photos to submit. The weather has been so hot for the whole summer that I just couldn't bother sorting my new photos until now.
I must admit that I've been really inactive here, I'll try to start making updates & adding new pics more than twice a year . there's just so many things to do and so little time.
Just a small updateI just noticed that I haven't updated anything here for over half a year. I've been kind of busy with work and other hobbies, but I'm sure I'll get something to submit during summer.
Btw I'm still shocked that Finland won the eurovision song contest. We have never had _any_ success there, and now Lordi wins it with the highest point score ever. Anyway, all the credit to Lordi. A real band, a catchy (hard)rock song composed and written by the singer, and a great stage show. Many of the other countries seemed to compete about who's got the prettiest face and least clothes so it's also music's victory.
Parry Hotter vs. Cpt. PirkJust finished the 6th Harry Potter, and I must say that I enjoyed it much more than the 5th one, which left me kind of bored to the whole story, and caused me to postpone the starting of book 6.
On other news, the Star Wreck team (www.starwreck.com) just released their full-length scifi parody "Star Wreck: in the Pirkinning" on DVD. Watched it last friday and it just blew me away. I know that it took 6 years for them to complete the film, but still the quality of effects is unbelievable if you remember that this is done by group of amateurs with zero budget. A huge effort.
Devious Journal EntryMy summer vacation is over
Well, it wasn't actually so hard to go back to work. I had good four weeks of vacation, and as the weather was getting colder at the end, it was kind of natural to start working again.
On holidayI've been on summer holiday for this month, and still over a week to go. The weather's been very hot (well for Finland, 25-30C), so I shouldn't complain, although I would have preferred 22-25 . I think there's several hundred photos taken in last couple of weeks waiting to be sorted, hopefully I'll be able to submit the cream next week. I'm also considering of joining the Prints program, gotta examine the faqs and make the decision only after that...
Another year, another camera...Grew irritated to some of the "features" of Nikon 8700 and managed to sell it with a reasonable price. Felt that dslr would be the best choice for a new one, and as Canon 350D had just appeared to shops with competitive pricing and good set of features, the decision was easy to make. So far very satisfied with it.
Submitting frenzy!I hadn't submitted anything during my summer vacation, so I finally decided to sit down and sort my summer photos... half a dozen submits in half an hour, hopefully the admins won't get angry
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Great book for learning about pixel artI read through this a while ago and have been meaning to plug it here since I've always found good pixel art guides hard to come by and this was super helpful to me!
This book is very thorough and goes from how pixel art was originally made for old games (which I've always wondered about and find super interesting) to basic pixel art concepts and on to more advanced subjects including animation! I learned some new stuff and it clarified other things I knew about but didn't really have a clear understanding of. It's also very visually oriented so there's a lot of clear examples of the concepts covered.
There's also a free preview available here if you want to check that out first -
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Reading Visual Novels Using AGTH/TA/ATLAS/ITH:icononewithrussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Greetings!
This tutorial will explain to you how to read (almost any) Visual Novel in English without prior Japanese knowledge using Translation Aggregator, AGTH or ITH, and ATLAS. These programs do not modify the games files, so they should be safe to use without causing issues with developers.
I will begin with a short explanation as to what these programs are, followed by steps on how to set them up and finally some extra tips and tricks you could use to further the translations!
Feel free to ask questions through comments. Just keep in mind that I'm no expert at these programs and I myself used a tutorial to understand the basics of the programs, so I may be unable to answer some questions. Most links I supply will take you to the developer forums where you can download and ask questions about the specific program. No better help than the kind that comes from the ones who made it!
You can also scroll to the bottom for links to other tut
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character
Commissions info(OPEN)(paypal for now)a new start
finally a new commission prices
clean full ref or unclean still has to be full ref
please do not send the payment to I tell you to
please do not get upset, that I can't draw your characters
PayPal only for now
(i like PayPal more)
will not do:
5 for extra characters
can be any background or no background
any background or none
5 for extra characters
5 for extra characters