Gaming and Music

leonid0s said: Do you draw daily? Do you write daily? Many people say that daily exersise in those fields of work is crucial. Do you think it as well?

askfredmalm:

It shouldn’t feel like exercise. If you do it right it should come natural to you. I don’t necessarily draw every day, but I do it most days. I think I’ve gotten to a point now where I am comfortable enough holding a pen that I don’t need that daily bit of practice. But I certainly try to hone my visual sense as much as I can. Just as you can become better at listening to music you can become better at seeing colours, patterns and so on. Taking photographs helps there.

But I rarely left my pen alone growing up. I was outright obsessed with drawing. As I don’t livestream I do not expect you to know this but I do not rely on any kind of ‘proper’ techniques when I draw. I, like a lot of self-taught artists, tend to look down upon the ‘step by step’-nonsense you get a lot from art schools. The advantage to practising daily is that you will eventually develop your skill into a talent; it will come through intuition and not thought. It is just like a musician being able to tune their guitar without the help of some clever smartphone app.

Sadly this means that, unless you’ve been at it since childhood, you will most likely never excel at a skill. You cannot suddenly take up drawing when you’ve just turned twenty. I do not wish to exaggerate my own talent, but what I do I have been doing for nearly twenty-three years. That is a lot of practice.

I mean, I picked up a guitar when I was 17 and now I’m 21. Most people say I’m better than average, so there’s that. I think as long as you don’t feel like you are being forced to do something, you’ll learn it no matter what.

enbymage:

who doesnt love nano i mean really

I thought I thought I didn’t like Kim till I saw her minecraft series with duncan. I’VE NEVER BEEN SO WRONG IN MY LIFE.

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mapsontheweb:

Mutual Intelligibility Map
vmpfc1:

This is a map of languages that are mutually intelligible (based on Wikipedia and testimony from native speakers at UC Berkeley). This map is not meant to be precise, as I have had to make choices about where to exclude languages in dialect continuums (i.e. Romance languages like Occitan). Also, my knowledge of Austronesian and Bantu languages is very limited, so suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Fred, this is highly inaccurate. First of all, as a Portuguese person I don’t understand anything when someone speaks Spanish. And in Angola and Mozambique you can speak Portuguese and everyone will understand you. Just thought I’d clear that out

mapsontheweb:

Mutual Intelligibility Map

vmpfc1:

This is a map of languages that are mutually intelligible (based on Wikipedia and testimony from native speakers at UC Berkeley). This map is not meant to be precise, as I have had to make choices about where to exclude languages in dialect continuums (i.e. Romance languages like Occitan). Also, my knowledge of Austronesian and Bantu languages is very limited, so suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Fred, this is highly inaccurate. First of all, as a Portuguese person I don’t understand anything when someone speaks Spanish. And in Angola and Mozambique you can speak Portuguese and everyone will understand you. Just thought I’d clear that out

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potatonaught said: I hope you get to play D&D with your pals! I recently got into it and I'm so hyped.

zoeyp:

ravsy:

I said to Rythian on vent, maybe we will sort something and play it hopefully. IM GONNA MAKE A NEW CHARACTER.

can we record it if we do. can we do an actual blackrock dnd session. with an in-universe quest. think of the possibilitieeeeeeeeeeeees

You could do an alternate version of blackrock, where you kick the evil people in the butt for being nice to everybody but (all puns intended) you.

steamfaery:

Hattifatteners,

They look like dicks. Phantom dicks

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Anonymous said: These comics are hilarious, they may be your best work to date. However, this means you should be thankful for the heathwave that inspired the series meaning the warm weather is not a bad guy, he's just misunderstood.

askfredmalm:

Who knew that my best work to date would be some comics I drew in a somewhat delirious state. Good to know. I should do more drugs. Clearly that is how I tap into my inner creativity.

Seriously, though, thank you. I ought to start a webcomic. Let me send an application to Mr. Internet and see if there’s any vacant positions. Last time I heard the webcomic department was getting overcrowded, but apparently the kids these days are more interested in becoming ‘let’s players’ on YouTube.

The heatwave has been brutal, though. I do have genuine issues dealing with hot weather. Not just as in ‘I get a bit sweaty and icky’ but rather as in ‘I feel as if I am suffocating.’ Possibly another neurotic thing. Cold weather is cleaner, y’know. I’m happy to freeze knowing that the cold weather is killing of all the creepy crawlers.

What you should do, in my opinion, is make some comics for your tumblr followers., since they are great (both the followers and the comics)

itshardtomakeupyourmind:

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I stand right there several times, cool to see a great band in a city so close to your heart. Whish I could have gone to their concert…

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050614 - happy 34th birthday, the real guy, the best guy, chris lovasz! you’re hilarious, entertaining to watch, and a wonderful addition to the yogscast. thanks for listening to lewis when he told you to make a youtube channel or else we wouldn’t have the satisfaction to listen to your lego talk day in and day out - especially with the double whammies! i hope your day is spent with your family, eating a whole box of celebrations, rubbing dirt all over your body, or however you usually celebrate your birthday. have an amazing birthday, ya big son of a gun!!!

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