Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
Cool, thanks for the nightmare fuel!
29 July 2014
this shit goofs me up i just want to play as an Ordinary Dude in skyrim look like a tourist in disneyland
*The DRAGONBORN walks in wearing his SKYRIM LOGO T-SHIRT tucked into his JEANS*
I assumed this mod added a famous wrestler to the game based on the character model.
16 July 2014
wingdamage said: I'm curious, why are certain cover styles/designs only available in Japan?
The gist of it is, most of the covers are actually partnerships with a third-party designer or company, and it’s up to the designer of the cover to grant licenses. It’s not just a lineup of covers that belong solely to Hobonichi. (Some, like the plain color covers, are just Hobonichi’s, but brand names are always listed when it is another company/person’s design.) So sometimes, a partner that creates one of the covers will grant a license for domestic sales in Japan, but they don’t put one together for international sales, so there isn’t the permission there to do so. Hope that makes sense!
That actually makes a lot of sense. Licensing issues get complicated pretty quickly.
11 July 2014
santarillo said: Mr. Paddon, I was wondering if you could give some writing tips, maybe some writing exercises? I'm an... okay writer, but I really want to get better.
Tips? Oh, that’s easy. Here are a few:
- Write every day. Write something, anything, whatever. A scene, a short story, a monologue, a small piece of a larger story you want to tell, just something. The mind is like a muscle, and if you don’t exercise it you’ll find it becoming flabby. Writing can become difficult if you don’t keep at it. Keep that toolset fresh lest you lose it.
- Get over the notion that Writer’s Block is a thing. It’s not a thing, and you have to ignore it. A professional writer does not sit around waiting for inspiration. They write regardless, because they have a deadline. Because they have bills to pay. Because they have to. Just sit down and write. And along those lines…
- A crappy first draft is easier to fix than a blank page. Write now, knowing it’ll probably be shit, knowing you can fix it later. Few people crank out a final draft on their first go, and you’re statistically unlikely to be one of those people. So just write.
- Never stop writing. Always write. Write, and then write some more. When you’ve done that, continue writing. Write in your sleep. Write in your dreams. Write on the bus, on a plane, on the boat. Make mental notes of the types of people you meet at parties and think about what they do when they’re not eating tiny sausages on sticks. What does the bus driver do when he’s not driving the bus? Always write, even when you are not writing.
If you want a writing exercise, there exists a website called Ficly where you can write short stories of up to 1,024 characters including spaces and punctuation. Everything there is under a Creative Commons license, and you can write sequels and prequels to any story on the site, be it your own or someone else’s. Maybe write a micro-story there every day. You’ll be surprised just how much your writing can improve when you limit how much space you have to write in.
It’s so true. I also have to get better about following this advice.
9 July 2014