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just a friendly reminder that for over a hundred years, pit bulls used to be referred to as “the nanny dog” and their main job was as babysitters.
- in temperance tests (the equivalent of how many times your kid can poke your dog in the eye before it bites him) of all breeds the most tolerant was the golden retriever. the second most tolerant was the pit bull. temperament evaluations by the american temperament test society give american pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 82.6%, while the average passing rate for the other 121 dog breeds tested was only 77%.
- pit bulls are not naturally human aggressive. in fact pit bull puppies prefer human company to their mother’s two weeks before all other dogs.
- no spayed/neutered, indoor pit bull has ever killed a person.
- contrary to the popular myth, pit bulls DO NOT have locking jaws.
- approximately 6000 pit bulls are put to death every day, by far the highest number of any breed euthanized.
Oh no it’s a COLOURING WALKTHROUGH
The last time I did one of these I felt it was inadequate because all I did was flip through the layers of a completed piece. So this time I took screenshots as I drew!
- This is only my method for fast colouring; if I had, say, metallic objects, or fur to colour I would likely paint it with none of the shadows layer masking business, which seems to work best on objects that aren’t particularly shiny.
- If you look at the timestamps, apparently I took about an hour an a half to colour this.
- Smoothing out the shadows was done with a hard round brush with flow and opacity controls turned on. (it’s a default brush.)
- Your flat colours are the most important part of this process - the layer adjustments trick will save you from having to pick a second round of colours for shadows manually, but if your flats aren’t up to scratch the whole piece will suffer. Make sure your colour scheme works here before moving to shading.
Finished product can be found here. I hope this is helpful!
Some of these may be in the wrong category. Some may need to be in another category! Do tell me (through my ask box) if I need to change or add something! Have fun looking through these accounts!
posting without a source is unfortunately pretty common, but it doesn’t have to be. with a few minutes of hunting, you can make sure the artists you like get credit for their work! :) hope this is helpful.
I HAD NO IDEA YOU COULD DO THAT
Tineye.com does a decent job of this, too. Both are very handy tools!
Garen and I just stopped everything and made noises at this post
I would rather run my fingers over that tie knot than a six pack of abs any day.
u know drac ties his ties all fancy like this
HOW DOES ONE DO THIS CLASSY MOFO WITCHCRAFT?!
how the hell….
WHAT THE FUCK KNOT IS THIS AND FUCKING HELL I WANT THOSE PURPLE AND YELLOW ONES
Reblogging for proto
OK here are links for those who want to know how to do Trinity and Eldredge knots in ties:
I personally prefer the Eldredge.
- there is an unlisted size: short (8 oz). This is most cafes’ “small,” but Starbucks shifted the sizes up a number of years ago (which is why “tall” and “grande” weren’t weird names then), making the venti the largest. You can get any hot drink short.
we have a number of flavor syrups that aren’t listed on the menu, just ask what we have. Also, despite what many customers think, we have peppermint year round, so we can make peppermint mochas and peppermint white mochas any time of the year. Gingerbread and pumpkin spice are seasonal, but we may not run out of stock for quite a while, so if it’s February there’s still a chance.
bring your own cup, save 10 cents. Might have to remind the cashier, we forget sometimes.
you can get a drink “for here” and get it in ceramic/glass, feel fancy, waste less.
edited to add: 50 cent refills on coffee, iced tea, or iced coffee (not espresso beverages)
iced large drinks have extra everything, on account of being 24 and not 20 ounces - extra espresso shot, extra pump of syrup.
it’s honestly not that annoying that you have a very specific drink order. It breaks up the monotony, and it’s nice not to be a vanilla latte robot. Sometimes people would ask for weird things that I’d make for myself later and end up liking! (protip: green tea latte with peppermint)
You can get the matcha green tea as plain, non-milk tea. It’s pretty cheap for matcha tea, too.
adding a syrup to a drink always costs extra (unless the cashier likes you/doesn’t care, which is frequent), unless it’s already in that drink. i.e., a caramel frappuccino with extra caramel doesn’t cost extra.
that delicious caramel sauce is in fact real caramel. That plastic-tasting caramel syrup is not. Many people don’t realize we have both - the caramel sauce is what decorates the cup of the caramel frappuccino and on the whipped cream, the caramel syrup is what flavors the actual frappuccino or a caramel latte.
a caramel macchiato is a vanilla latte with caramel sauce, and least (Starbucks: “most”) importantly, the espresso shot put on top of the steamed milk.
infrequently ordered, but delicious drink: a marble macchiato. It’s like a caramel macchiato but with half mocha syrup, half white mocha.
if you want a legit cappuccino and you see jugs of milk on the counter, ask for them to use milk from the fridge. Milk needs to be cold to foam that well. Likewise, if you want a soy cappuccino, you can be a pain in the ass and ask for soymilk from the fridge (they might not even have any in there), since soy will barely foam at room temperature, since the cartons are shelf-stable.
if you have no idea what to order, ask us. Since we get free drinks you can count on us trying every single drink in every disgusting combination. Our favorite drink will probably be something excessively complicated we’ll be happy to make for you.
on that note, if you’re like, green tea latte? disgusting or delicious? you can ask us to sample it. we’ll make a whole drink and split it into sample cups. No big deal, our manager will probably like us better for promoting drinks anyways, and you don’t have to spend money to find out raspberry mochas are gross and green tea is delicious.
same thing for pastries. We’ll sample it if you ask and we have enough (generally yes).
if you really like a certain coffee we have but we don’t have it brewing, you can ask for a french press version. French press generally tastes better anyway, and iirc it doesn’t actually cost any more and you can order whatever size you normally would. We’ll probably sample the rest of the pot anyway. However, this will take significantly longer since, for once, we actually have to brew the coffee ourselves.
we often forget or get too busy, but we actually have giftwrap, especially around the holidays. Ask and we’ll make that overpriced mug purty.
I had a few customers with impossible or silly requests. (1) impossibly hot beverages - in excess of 210F. guys. srsly. (2) people who ask for extra hot cappuccinos and are disappointed by them still not being hot enough. This is how a cappuccino is - there’s too much air/surface area for the foam layer to ever be hot. If you want hot, get a latte. (3) asking for less-hot milk from the pitchers we’ve already made. We can’t serve milk that has gone below 135, you have to have us make a fresh batch. Sucks for waste, better for you not puking.
in terms of dairy allergy/vegan stuff, the caramel sauce, white chocolate syrup, and pumpkin spice syrup all contain dairy. The chai contains honey. The whipped cream is 100% legit heavy cream. The caramel syrup, mocha syrup, and other syrups are non-dairy. This stuff might not matter to the lactose intolerant, but to some it does. For the caffeine-sensitive, the mocha syrup does not actually have any coffee - it’s chocolate sauce, and is just named that because it’s what we use for mochas. The “creme-based” list of fraps is usually pretty short, but there are usually more caffeine-free options, just ask.
Starbucks barista here, these are all accurate
Adding a couple:
- We can decaf anything with espresso [AND Frapps, since these don’t technically have espresso]; i.e. mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, etc
- Generally, we stop brewing everything but Pike [our medium roast] after 12pm, so that means no Bold/Dark, no Blonde, and NO DECAF. So please don’t be upset with us. It’s a matter of not wasting coffee/saving money - not enough people get brewed coffee after the morning rush for us to keep all of them available.
- At my Starbucks, we have a machine that works similarly to a french press, only it’s THE BEST THING EVER and makes amazing coffee - it’s called the Clover machine, and you can get any roast brewed on that for an individual cup, at any time of day. Only 2% of Starbucks have these! Keep in mind that that is an option, though, if the Starbucks you’re at has one
- MAY ADD MORE LATER IDK
on the subjects of boobs and shirts and boobs in shirts
Tumblr 101: How Tags work!
- Only the first 5 tags count.
- Start with the important tags (ex. show name, actor name, artist name).
- If you’re the kind of person who fangirl like there’s no tomorrow
like mein their tags, save that until the end.
- Don’t tag your hate, that’s rude, childish and immature.
the first five tags of new (i.e. not reblogged) posts will only show up in tracked tags. however, you can have up to 24 tags (? i think that’s the right number. please correct me if i’m wrong) of up to 140 characters each (after that tumblr will automatically cut off the tag with an ellipses), and those will still show up on your blog (and on your dashboard) for personal organization (or commentary) purposes.
Actually only the first TWENTY (20) tags will work for organizational purposes, but the total number of tags that will actually publish is THIRTY (30).
So for example, I just made a post and put forty tags on it. Here’s what will happen:
- Only the first five (5) will show up in tracked tags
- Only the first twenty (20) will cause the post to show up in the tag on my blog (i.e. surrexi.com/tagged/tag)
- Only the first thirty (30) will actually publish; the rest will disappear into the ether
THIS MEANS THAT:
- You have to prioritise things you want to show up in tracked tags first, and you only get FIVE TAGS, so you have to choose carefully.
- You have a further fifteen tags that will count when you/your visitors browse the tags on your blog (so if you have a “mine” tag or a “resources” tag or a variation thereof, it’s best to put that in right after the tracked tags).
- To know how many tags you have to use for FEELS etc, subtract the number of tags you’ve already made from 30. (So, for example, if I make a post with five “tracked” tags, a “stuff i made” tag, and four organizational tags, I have 20 tags left for my feelings, ten of which will be purely for decoration.)
- And of course, all of your tags must be under 140 characters.
Thank you so much for doing all that research! I mean it, seriously. This is useful to the max.
I figured this out awhile ago, I guess I should have been helpful and shared it!
Wow, that’s interesting. I never knew that.
The first one. With references.
Edit: some people have been asking me if i have any more tutorials, which is why i’m reblogging this again :D;;. Hope you guys don’t mind ^^;
whenever i see tutorials like this i just think to myself ‘hand porn’
because when you get into drawing a bunch of nice hands you just sit back like aw yeah
those are some nice hands
some damn nice hands
Hi! I came across this really really useful posts on DeviantArt. I thought I could post it here. It was taken from THIS posts (I pretty much copied and pasted everything, so PLEASE go there if you want to see the original posts. I don’t own it, it’s not mine). It’s a really useful posts when it comes to know more about the amazing tool Paint Tool SAI and the things you can do with it.
SAI Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Spoonzmeister
Paint Tool SAI tutorial by dragonchickaya
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial 2 by dragonchickaya
PAINT TOOL SAI TUTORIAL 1 by xxlilevilangelxx
Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by Salacia-Mao
Sai Tutorial by Val4s
Paint Tool SAI - Tutorial by Lelia
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial by kioisrad
-How to start a new drawing in SAI, plus a short rundown of the different brushes.
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial 2 by kioisrad
tutorial paint tool sai by Hamabi
SAI Paint Tool - Tutorial by LaFatalite
Line Art tutorial in SAI by himiko
SAI Tutorial: Vector Line Art by SakuraChan776
Sai Tutorial: Masking by SakuraChan776
Paint Tool SAI: Line Tutorial by Infitima
Coloring Tutorial by sakimichan
Lineart and SAI tutorial by suzuran
Basic Coloring Tutorial SAI by e-nat
tutorial, part 1 - hair and tutorial, part 2 - skin by tanukitchokes
Paint Tool SAI quick tutorial: How to Shade by KoiFishSushi
Wave’s Coloring Tutorial by suzuran
SAI Paint Tool Tutorial:: 1 Line Art by ClassyPirate
SAI Paint tool tutorial:: 2 by ClassyPirate
SAI Paint Tool - Tutorial 2 by LaFatalite
SAI Simple Color Tutorial by masquevale
Eye Colouring Tutorial? by Fushi-Chou
Semirealistic Eye Tutorial by yuumei
Hair Tutorial SAI by Niaro
Hair tutorial- Paint Tool SAI by merki-the-vampire
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Rueme
Lineart Tutoral for SAI by Rueme
Lineless CG Tutorial: HAIR by Rueme
Kimi’s Paint Tool SAI Tutorial Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, by kimicatdemon
No, the author is known and every Cherokee I know (including myself) hates this story.
THANK YOU! Good to know that I’m not the only person who’s sick to death of seeing this BS spammed in the Cherokee tag. u_u
Joey Comeau, writer of A Softer World and horror movie enthusiast,has compiled a list of great horror movies that don’t depict sexual violence. The list also denotes which of the films are gory, which are foreign language/subtitled, and which are “stupid but awesome anyway.”
As someone who is very sensitive to the content of films in general, especially when they contain scenes of rape or sexual assault, I really appreciate Comeau putting together a list like this.
Go check it out! Halloween is just around the corner!
Just one more reason i am in love with this man.
Continuing in the theme of enjoying a trigger-free Halloween: an excellent resource!