“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett
This blog is mostly full of geek stuff, with a touch of cosplay and feminism.
"Cosplay is getting to be more corrupt as it becomes more mainstream. It’s becoming more about looking like a Victoria’s Secret model and being bullied if you don’t. I, for one, am tired of it. Cosplayers are being told, verbally or otherwise, that they need to look a certain way to do what they love. Cosplay is not a beauty contest. Society has done enough harm to the issue of body image. Lets keep it out of the cosplay community."
Misa on Wheels
Cosplay: We’re all geeks wearing costumes. ALL of us.
Well, that’s an advantage there and then. You know how to structure a story.
Google up Warren Ellis’ COME IN ALONE columns about writing comics, which is a three part thing, and pretty much where I got my start. Go to the comic script archive, which is also googleable. Ideally get a comic which you love that has a script (or even one you hate), and go through it, and see how they match up, and what the writer actually wrote to give the effect. Take a comic you love, and reverse engineer the script (as in, write what you’d think you need to create that comic - that starts you thinking about what are the actual key visual elements of a comic). Take one of your own stories and then convert to a comic script. Make it a conversion - don’t try and get it all in, make it work for the medium, etc. Start thinking about shortform stories you could talk an artist into drawing (1-5 pages). Realise how much (or little) you can get into the space, and build accordingly. Find an artist. Get them to draw it. Be prepared for many people who said they’ll draw a story to flake. This is because art is hard and lengthy work, and as a writer you have to understand that. You instantly learn about forty times as much from a single drawn page by any artist (whether the best or the worst in the world) than a page of script, as your errors will be 100% visible on the page. If you’re not sticking your fist in your mouth at least at a couple of points, you’re not looking hard enough. At least consider executing a comic on your own, no matter what your art skill. I can’t draw at all and did comics in my small press days. There’s a 350-odd page photo-webcomic I did in the early 00s trying things out. Don’t worry about whether it’s any good or not. Give yourself permission to be crap. Do stuff.
I just hit 50,000 words!!! It is official! Despite some bumps along the way, and a couple colds I managed to bust out the last 4,500 words today and finished!!!
representing all the women, salute, salute
Y’all should go fix this.
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
She’s winning right now, but that could change quickly. PLEASE vote, it’s so easy, and PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!
one of your heroes, Han Solo, realized he was going to be friendzoned by the girl he likes and ACCEPTED it and chose not to call her a bitch, even promising to not get in their way as a couple.
Sincerely, Be Like HanHan
I think it’s the first time I see gifsets of this scene with comments that focus on how Han Solo respects Leia’s feelings instead of incest jokes. Kudos to you, tumblr user jamesfactscalvin :)