I can always tell when Homestuck fandom is feeling extra fond of Dante Basco (the times we are feeling regular fond of him=always) because suddenly my dash is DROWNING IN NOTES.
So about a MILLION YEARS ago on my dash, someone was asking for tutorials/advice on moving from digital art to traditional art. And I somehow utterly failed to remember to recommend this book:
Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green, ISBN-10 0967962870.
This book. This book. THIS. BOOK. I went through a goddamn art degree and I don’t know how many semesters of oil painting before I found this book, and goddamn do I wish I had it then.
It doesn’t just go into basic subtractive color mixing—it goes over the properties and undertones of the most common/useful pigments. Applicable to watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, every medium that lists its pigments. It was literally the difference between “WHY ARE MY PURPLES ALL SHITTY GREY” to “WOOT SO BRIGHT AND PRETTY”
YMMV, but it’s only about $20 new, less than that if you get it used. It’s cheaper than the actual paints themselves. AND it means buying less paint in the long run, because who the hell needs hooker’s green when you can mix it yourself.
I got a bunch of messages from an anon telling me I was racist for not thinking Star Trek: Into Darkness was white washed. Do you understand that Star Trek takes place in the future, and that even with Khan being frozen for several hundred years, that he lives in a time period where mankind has blended in culture and race? To assume that since his name is Khan and he was from a certain part of the world means he needs to look a certain way is incredibly presumptuous.
Also, if you want to send me anon hate I don’t care. Everyone knows that Tumblr doesn’t know the first thing about social justice. It’s just a bunch of kids and people who are in desperate need of taking a sociology course in college that take part in it.
My advice? If you’re going to attack me, first go do your research, maybe read a book or I don’t know.. Hit up a wiki.. Then try a little harder.
Everyone look at this man. Look at this man and laugh.
I know there’s a ton of whitewashing denial out there right now but I have a certain fondness for the “OBVIOUSLY YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT STAR TREK OR RACE WITHIN SOCIETY GOSH DO SOME RESEARCH” types. Especially when they can’t be assed to “hit up [the] wiki” on Khan himself and are so infatuated with their idea of an academic take on the subject (p. sure most sociologists would laugh you out of the room, dude, I know all the anthropologists would) that they use it to actively trample on the experiences of real people in the real world.
Anonymous asked: Do u kno the url to Dante bascos blog
Little did I know when I first made that dash-eating photoset of Dante Basco’s perfect reactions to “trolls getting f*cked up” and his official appearance in Homestuck canon that I would become an unofficial forwarding service for Mr. Basco, but it is all kinds of hilarious to me. Does this mean I can use him to reduce the number of steps between me and Kevin Bacon?
(His public tumblr is rufiozuko.)
Quick question for those who’ve actually seen Into Darkness:
How do the scenes where Cumberpatch is referred to as “John Harrison” go? Like who calls him that, how frequently, lips visible to the camera or not, and do you remember anything odd about the delivery or sound quality of the “Harrison” portion, specifically?
There’s a production tidbit apparently from Bob Orci re: dubbing that I’ve not seen talked about much and I’m trying to assess the plausibility of it before I put together a full thing with links and meta.
dees my flowrs
GET AWAY FROM FLOWRS!!!!
dees my flowrs
how come white boys are given adhd medication and called gifted when they act out but black boys are placed in remedial classes and passed off as stupid???? is that not a valid issue among men’s rights activists???
No. Friendzoning and Fedora’s. That’s it.