this is going to kill my hand jfc why did i decide this was how I wanted to do the hair wh y
here is a MUCH HAIR tip that will probably make your life %10 easier!
pick any brush u want and freely sketch yo hair
ctrl + click the hair layer to select it
increment by 1 or 2 depending how thick you like your lines
make a new layer under your hair layer
fill with desired color
I’m already almost done lining this hair monster but thank you so much for the tip I’ll use it the next time I draw shiroba!
WELP THAT’S THE END OF CHAPTER ONE, FOLKS. If you haven’t been reading MO because of the page-a-week update schedule, now’s a good time to visit the archive! It is, perhaps, also a good time to share the comic with your friends? Eyebrow waggle.
Weekly updates resume Monday, 20 October! Stick around for progress updates and THANK YOU for reading!
(oh my god thank you so much)
Hello, everyone! So, as most of you probably know, I have a Patreon account for those who want to support my comic-making through scheduled donations. I am hoping to seriously rework my set-up this month to be better-suited for my donators, so I thought I would go right to the source and ask the affected donators or future donators! I have a couple questions, if you’d be so kind as to give me your input:
- Do you prefer to pay per update/page and set spending limits where applicable, or donate a certain amount per month?
- What kinds of rewards are best: individual artwork given per month, access to special caches with exclusive wallpapers/supplementary comics/etc., physically mailed prints/buttons/or other merch, special patron-only streams? Or something else?
- Is early or sneak-preview content that much of a perk? For example, I have been giving patrons a sneak preview of pages as part of their rewards, right now. Would some of the perks mentioned above be more desirable?
- As for patron updates, do you like frequent posts, weekly check-ins, or would you be happiest with a monthly summary? (this question is courtesy mortalityplays, thanks Rosa!)
- Anything else you’d like to add that could help me out?
It would be such a huge help to me if you could either answer below, reblog if that isn’t enough space, or feel free to send to my ask box, also. Whatever is easiest for you. Thanks for reading!
I’m gonna lean on Amy for her the answers to these questions later, so pretty please reblog this with your thoughts?
Interested in your thoughts as well. (Also go support these lovely people and their comics)
Please enjoy this animation gem.
Please enjoy this preview of tomorrow’s end-of-chapter, 2 page update!
My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.
It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.
Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car.
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night.
Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)
(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)
The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)
At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.
Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds.
at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain.
I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989.
And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now.
LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
so everyone on this website is busy trying to out-left and out-radical each other, and if you’re remotely conservative you are evil incarnate, and if you’re liberal you’re somehow worse
and “dialogue” is a dirty word, almost as dirty as zionist!
and it’s all a crock of shit
liberalism focuses more on individuals and their actions, like in a vacuum, so radicals, who are focused on group action, dont like that because it doesnt address larger systems. and i get that and that doesnt particularly bother me.
but radical leftists dismissal of education and dialogue really fucking bothers me. that shit is useful.
the problem is when you take dialogue - or any other process - and turn the process into the goal. the goal isnt to dialogue, the point of dialogue is to facilitate getting closer to the goal. but that doesnt mean you should dismiss dialogue as totally useless, or education and awareness as totally useless. these are important steps on the way to social change, and its important to view them as such.
regarding dialogue, one of the snappy comebacks is often “i’m not required to teach the oppressor about my oppression!” and that is always true. but thats not the point of dialogue. dialogue can be held by two non-oppressed peoples, one an activist and one not, and take that burden from the oppressed, but its still dialogue, and for some reason thats reviled, as if we are all born knowledgeable of perfect tumblr politics 101.
(and for those who choose to engage with their oppressors, that too can be an important turning point, though of course an oppressed person should never HAVE to do that, and should never ever feel compelled or forced to, especially since most often it just turns to shit, which is *super important for allies to remember*.)
education and dialogue as tools to engage and milestones on the process to achieving a goal is valuable and useful. turning the process into the end game is awful, but reviling these tools as ”liberal” and sneering at them is stupid and just places you in an echo chamber. and thats not helping anyone at all. thats using politics to form a clique.
What is this Student Strike and why is it happening in Hong Kong?
On 31st August 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) made a decision on issues regarding the methods of election of the Chief Executive of HKSAR as well as the members of the Legislative Council of HKSAR in the years 2017 and 2016 respectively. The nomination of the Chief Executive, which holds the highest authority in Hong Kong, will be made by the Election Committee of the 2012 Chief Executive Election, but not the general public. This means that our choices for the Chief Executive is filtered by the Chinese government, and this violates the one country, two systems agreement that we have with China.
The students in Hong Kong are striking at peace, with non-violent behaviours, yet the police are adamant in removing them from PUBLIC grounds by force, arresting our fellow classmates and using violence.
I understand that most of you may not live in Hong Kong, but the situation here is grave. We do not want a repeat of the Tiananmen Massacre and we are urging the government to release the arrested students.
Those who are not participating in the strike has currently been cut off from live feed from our major TV station and we are scared that this means the police will be stepping up their forces in removing students from the strike.
Please support Hong Kong by signing our petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-hong-kong-democracy-and-prevent-second-tiananmen-massacre-hong-kong/dfdCpQZz
I have seen Tumblr work miracles, and I hope that you can help us too.
Anonymous said: what happened to tad?
Jason Manley imploded.