September 16, 2014   5 notes

internutter:

I can’t art. It’s obvious.

Alas, I also lack the resources to purchase pro-level art for a book that will never pay me back.

My usual design consultant [aka best-beloved SO] is too busy to help me before the October 4 publication date.

So. Speaking as someone who lacks design skills to everyone who actually has them: What do I need to do to make this cover look cool?

My goal is simple, but slightly “off”. Like a Penguin Classics cover from an alternate dimension. You remember how they had the title and some old etching art with a crappy colourisation job on the cover? Something like that, with a hint of eldritch.

That’s why I put the shadow effects on the title, to make it look like it was about to float away from the cover.

As always, I insist that my name is in a smaller font size than the title.

Hints and tips appreciated, peeps. Just remember I have limited Photoshop skills [I moebius’d the front wheel of the bike myself :D It took me five hours and fifteen goes.] so if you’re going to get technical, break it down to the For Dummies version :)

I wanted a title font that looked slightly unhinged. Better suggestions also appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.

What would you do to make this look cooler?

Rebaggling in the hope of some feedback on this thing.

September 16, 2014   13,145 notes
the-goddamazon:

#But do y’all remember the pay a lot stage#Because it was more like PAY A FUCKIN LOT#I remember the Christmas I got my first CD player boombox#My Dad bought me 5 cds and it was well over $100#Because remember when albums were on sale they were like 14.99 or 15.99#The average cost of a best selling popular album was like 17.99 18.99#And what’s happening is those fatcat CEOs that were making BANK off those sales#And they get mad at my generation for pirating#Bitch y’all weren’t about the music you were about the money#Like yeah we wrong#But y’all was wrong first
THESE TAGS THO TOO REAL

WTF this actually happened to me. I just… own a GD U2 album I never firkin purchased and never wanted.What the flip, iTunes?

the-goddamazon:

THESE TAGS THO TOO REAL

WTF this actually happened to me. I just… own a GD U2 album I never firkin purchased and never wanted.

What the flip, iTunes?

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September 16, 2014   1 note
September 16, 2014   47,561 notes

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September 16, 2014   5 notes

I can’t art. It’s obvious.

Alas, I also lack the resources to purchase pro-level art for a book that will never pay me back.

My usual design consultant [aka best-beloved SO] is too busy to help me before the October 4 publication date.

So. Speaking as someone who lacks design skills to everyone who actually has them: What do I need to do to make this cover look cool?

My goal is simple, but slightly “off”. Like a Penguin Classics cover from an alternate dimension. You remember how they had the title and some old etching art with a crappy colourisation job on the cover? Something like that, with a hint of eldritch.

That’s why I put the shadow effects on the title, to make it look like it was about to float away from the cover.

As always, I insist that my name is in a smaller font size than the title.

Hints and tips appreciated, peeps. Just remember I have limited Photoshop skills [I moebius’d the front wheel of the bike myself :D It took me five hours and fifteen goes.] so if you’re going to get technical, break it down to the For Dummies version :)

I wanted a title font that looked slightly unhinged. Better suggestions also appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.

What would you do to make this look cooler?

September 16, 2014   1 note

Challenge #00618 - A253: Anything That Can Go Wrong…

Farewell. Please say hello to Murphy when he clobbers you.

Those had been her last words to the human. They should have been the last words she ever spoke to the insane mammal.

Yet there it was. Hale and hearty. Enjoying a brew with the other Galactics in a seedy bar that also boasted Unsuitable Food on the menu.

"How?" she demanded. "How did you survive? I barely made it out of that melee with my hide intact!”

The human grinned. “Have you heard of the term, ‘lucker’?”

"Sounds like a curse."

"Oh it is, it is," the human took a generous swig of its drink. "It’s the ability to fall into a privy pit and come out with gold. It’s the knack of tripping and breaking a toe, only to find that you tripped over a priceless relic. And in one case, its accidentally chopping off your finger while making a speech about how soft you’re not."

Jerl glared at the creature. “That… doesn’t sound very lucky…”

"It was extremely lucky for the Vardian Empire. Got a bunch of right bastards to back down. Earned the nickname Gregor Elfhand ever after… but that’s what lead to the discovery of the Luck gene. Unfortunately, it comes with a heavy side of Clumsy."

Jerl reassessed the layers of scars visible on the humans’ hide. There didn’t seem to be any fresh ones.

"Hi," said the human. "I’m Wanda the Unfortunate. I got an overload of Clumsy and half the Luck. Which, by pure chance, is just enough Luck to live."

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September 15, 2014   182,852 notes

stitched-to-a-smile:

animechibileak123:

You also have these baby teenage mutant ninja turtles to protect you.

This is actually such a good tactic for people with serious anxiety problems. Thank you. Really. Omg.

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September 15, 2014

Challenge #00617 - A252: Stick to the Plan

"This is according to your plan?"
"Yes."
"What kind of plan was that?"
"The plan was -Do not die.- All is still going according to plan… barely."

"This is why," raged Krel over the gunfire aimed in their general direction. "This is why I never get involved with humans!”

"Awright," admitted Jude. "This is something of a tight spot."

"TIGHT? We’re cornered and pinned and any minute now, a hover drone is going to get us from above! Amphibian anuses are not this tight!"

"One: it’s ‘frogs ass’. Two: There’s always a way out. Three: How close do these drones fly?"

"Two meters for facial identification… why?"

Jude grinned. She scrabbled at the mud in the roof gardens and smeared it liberally all over her head. Then splattered a generous handful onto Krel.

"What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing?” Krel demanded.

"Makin’ it fly closer."

It was an insanity typical of the species. The human waited until the drone got close and aggressively sabotaged it before it could fire.

"Quick question," said Jude. "Are they silly enough to send up another drone to see what happened to the first one?"

"Uh. Yes?"

"Brilliant," the human had a wild fire in her eyes and a manic grin.

If she lived to be a thousand, Krel never wanted to see that look on a human’s face ever again.

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September 14, 2014

Challenge #00616 - A251: Adventuring with humans

Maybe, maybe not. After all his plan IS flawless after all.

He doesn’t have a plan at all so there can’t be any flaws in it.

"That’s a plan?" yawped the Princess. "How can the human’s plans possibly have a complete success rate?

"That’s the thing, it isn’t a plan," explained Ax’and’l. "It’s more a succession of goals. You’ve heard the old edict that no plan ever survives first contact with the enemy?"

"Oh yes. It’s drilled into all of us from the age of understanding."

"Hwell’s exactly the kind of enemy that the other guy fears. He improvises. He goes with the flow. But he also redirects that flow towards his goals."

Something exploded. Because a plan - or a list of goals - in Hwell’s hands quickly included something going boom. Ax’and’l thanked his lucky stars that that boom was usually in the company finance report.

Hwell sauntered back without a mark on him or his nigh-piratical garb. “That aughta keep ‘em good and busy. This way to the escape vehicle, gentle cogniscents.”

"I’m not even going to ask how he does that," said the Princess.

"I’m just going to frisk him for bottles," said Ax’and’l.

"…hey!"

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September 14, 2014   159,616 notes

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