I almost always give Bethany and Carver to the Grey Wardens.
If in the game both twins survive, they certainly would have served in the Order…
But it’s not.
The scene in Ferguson turned violent once again on Monday night after repeated clashes between police and protesters.
Law enforcement officials said early Tuesday that they “came under heavy gunfire” and had arrested 31 people by the end of the evening, Reuters reports.
[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]
Gotta say, I’m super disappointed with the comic book camp I spent a month in. It was like, advertised along the lines of, “Learn everything you need to know to make your own comics! Even the pros can learn something new here,” and it was just the most basic shit ever. It wasn’t even a real…
I also learned what it’s like to live with four other people without actually becoming friends the entire time, despite my efforts:Uncomfortable. I think everyone is at least mildly disappointed in the lessons, but stoked just to be in the USA. Most everyone hat to shell out to be there, so we are at least pretending that it was worth it when people ask, the people who were there all four weeks, anyway. I’m glad that my father didn’t ask if it was worth it, I’d have hated to truthfully say “no.” Despite not building and super real friendships, I’m still glad to have met 95% of the people I did.
Gotta say, I’m super disappointed with the comic book camp I spent a month in. It was like, advertised along the lines of, “Learn everything you need to know to make your own comics! Even the pros can learn something new here,” and it was just the most basic shit ever. It wasn’t even a real teacher giving the *cough cough* lessons, just a student who goes there trying to make some extra cash over the summer. So here’s what was taught.
Week 1 (Character Design): “Okay, so here’s what a person looks like from the three angles. Now draw some silhouettes, choose one, and make a character from it. Okay, now make it a girl. Okay now make them do something cool”
So there wasn’t anything more than that. No ‘don’t over detail them cos you’ll be drawing them a lot,’ no ‘think about their personality,’ or whatever, just “draw a blob and make it a cool thing. Lesson over.” The silhouette thing is really a strange way to decide designs, and ‘draw characters with no advice on how to draw characters’ is what I usually do.
Week 2 (Visual storytelling Western/Manga Styles): ” okay, make an S on the whole page. Divide every panel and and put stuff on points of interest. Make a four page comic. Go.”
A little bit more useful, but not worth the 295$ of the week. I learned all of that on deviantart and am a bit skeptical of the S thing. The ‘Western/Manga Storytelling’ never came into play. Looking at several of my favorite Manga and then again at the dozen comic books I bought, I can see rather apparent differences in the storytelling, especially on a panel-to-panel basis. The differences between the two were never brought up, but a couple of things I noticed independently were: Manga tend to show more steps of the action. For example: A manga is more likely to show the sword being unsheathed, hitting the target, and the aftermath, while a western comic is more likely to focus on the aftermath and imply the rest happened. Also, Western comics are generally more concerned with the artwork than the story, likely because they have to tell the entire story much more quickly than, say, a 300 chapter manga.
Week 3 (Penciling and Inking): “no pencils this week at all. Just trace these pictures, but also, inking isn’t just tracing. Trace these pictures fast so it looks cleaner. Inking can have happy accidents “
So the lesson was that inking is more than tracing, but really it’s just tracing. You also have to do it fast so that your hand shakes less and the lines are smoother. I also learned that it’s way more about the paper you use. So that week, we just traced shit. Not much to be learned, not even how to properly hold an inking pen.
Week 4 (Colored Illustration) ‘put blue in shadows and yellow in light’ and then he just gave us markers and paint and left us to it. Didn’t even show how to properly blend colors, or what to do when you mess up.
I learned that whiteout only works when I’m not using it, watercolor and paint don’t work well on the paper they gave us, and I really hate paint but might invest in copics or buy a tablet.
I had known everything they taught before I went there and it’s super frustrating to know that I’ve had the knowledge already, and just need to apply it. My style is the only thing that needs improvement, apparently.
If you have the internet and know how to look around, I really advise not paying for art school, or art camp at the very least.
Mildly related: the beds were shit, there was no AC on my floor, it was hot, and I don’t think i slept 6 whole hours a night. I went to NYC but I don’t have the soul of a tourist and so the experience was wasted on me.
I SWORE to myself that I won’t get Dragon Age: Inquisition until December, when winter break starts … but I doubt my fortitude.
Everyone, send prayers for strength in the face of adversity …
IMPORTANT FERGUSON UPDATE - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOUTUBE TAKES IT DOWN
CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)
As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“
B Y E. E E E E E E E E E E E
Bruh CNN is on some bullshit. That has never happened before and they the way they “lost” the feed was so fabricated.
Shout out to the man in the editing room. He deserves a promotion.
What. The. Fuck. I smell some grody ass bacon.
also people should keep in mind that sometimes when an artist says “doodle" what they mean is "stress-free art”. that doesn’t necessarily mean that the “doodle” they made is something that they didn’t work hard at or didn’t spend a long time on. some people get really out of…