This Madness of Creation!

I hear nothing but music...

I saw your fandomer skyrim edit and wanted to know if you have the full list of skills you want to improve on in the same fashion? My desired skillset is similar to yours and this is the most amazing thing I've seen done with skyrim edits.

That one post has been making the rounds on and off on Tumblr. I didn’t expect it to be to be that popular :) Well, I have a lot of interests, but only so much time, so prioritizing is a good place to start.

You should also note, that in a given lifetime and for most of the population, we can only truly master 1 or 2 skills. We can be good with other skills, but not on the level of an “expert”.

Of Great Interest:

  • Art: Composition
  • Art: Landscapes
  • Art: Digital Painting
  • Graphic Design: Grid Systems
  • Visual Storytelling (Storyboards, Comics, Film, Animation)
  • Leadership: (Art Direction, Visual Development)
  • The Mathematics, Philosophy, Intertextuality and Mysticism of Infinity
  • Running

When I Have the Time or Dabbling:

  • Art: Perspective
  • Graphic Design: Typography
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Wandering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Science in General, Quantum Physics in Particular
  • First Aid, Emergency Medicine
  • Singing
  • Exploring Used/ Niche Bookstores (it’s a Skill!)

Someday?

  • UrBex
  • French
  • Krav Maga
  • Violin

There you go. There are more, probably, but that’s what I can think of at the moment. Hope that gives you ideas of your own. Expand your world, friend, and follow these principles:

  • Keep your interests open to all subjects and learn something new everyday.
  • Share what you learned. Don’t hoard it. A lit candle doesn’t lose light by lighting other candles. (But keep a few tricks hidden up your sleeve)
  • Keep the world strange.
I would just like to say, you're amazing. Seeing someone so talented use their skills to write amazing stories about my favorite show (Adventure Time) and favorite comic (Gunnerkrigg Court) makes me soooo happy! Just a few questions: what first got you interested in art/writing? What would you say are the best aspects/characters of AT and GC? Sorry if I seem pushy, I just love to hear the opinions of people who share interests with me (or, conversely, those with different views.) Thanks you!

what first got you interested in art/writing?

Search for “John Bellairs”. His early books were a real inspiration to my writing approach: Mix the dark and horrific with the light and human. :) After reading “The House with a Clock in It’s Walls”, I began writing short stories in a Gothic Horror theme. 

What would you say are the best aspects/characters of AT and GC?

AT: Innovating, daring storytelling! You can point out to me a show with innuendo and the like, but it’ll never have the charm and weirdness AT possesses. The cartoon is a rare bird in CN’s stable of corporate cash-ins.

GK: Absolutely beautiful and genuine characterization of a friendship. I haven’t seen other media quite as real and moving. Even if AnnieKat aren’t endgame (but they should) they have a wonderful rapport. In addition, the world they inhabit is as dark and horrific as all heck, but the people remind you it’s not all bad (like real life) 

Sorry if I seem pushy, I just love to hear the opinions of people who share interests with me (or, conversely, those with different views.) Thanks you!

You kidding me? I love meeting someone who enjoys both AT and GC :D How often do you find that combination anyway?

Cheers! :D

It took me a while, but after recalling the definition of "irreconcilable differences", it made the comic one of your more light hearted ones. One that required no further analysis and I'm just glad, 'happened'.

You found the key! Haha! That’s the key to understanding the 4th panel, and the person Peacemaster calls! (It’s not Pepbut)

Excellent! You get the Jennifer Lawrence Wink of Uncovering the Hidden Idea!

i really like the Michael Bay Transformers movies tho :O (Age of Extinction having been the one that most feels like an actual entry into the greater continuity, what with the Dinobots, implications of the Quintessons being around, and characterization)

I like the first one, when Stephen Spielberg had more influence in it. The Transformers series would really benefit from a writer who could balance sci-fi with the human and a director with some narrative sensitivity.

Seeing the robots in disguise is fascinating as is the special effects and action, but I got burned out after the 2+ hours of “Age of Extinction” and its narrative composed of explosions and female protagonists being Bay’s next thing to ogle. :/

As an SCP fan, seeing the special containment procedures for the "super criminal benders" was quite interesting... On an unrelated note, what do you think of the "super criminals" vs Amon? (Amon's currently my record holder for "most powerful bender without supernatural assistance", where powerful not only means raw power, but also creativity, intelligence, nonbending combat ability, etc.)
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Supercriminals vs Amon = Amon loses (of course)

One supercriminal vs Amon = Amon wins if he happens to blood-bend each one. Blood-bending is an overpowered ability— if your will is greater than an opponents— and anything that can control your enemies’ bodies directly is something sheer power alone can’t overcome.

Do you agree with people that say the quality of kids cartoons in general is in decline (this doesn't pertain to all cartoons mind, just the overall quality of the current generation of them)? Or are they merely blinded by nostalgia? Could it be that we simply have higher expectations now than we did? Or perhaps that an increase in volume of shows has resulted in more poorly written ones? Not gonna say which way I'm leaning myself, but I'm curious to hear what you think.
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Do you agree with people that say the quality of kids cartoons in general is in decline (this doesn’t pertain to all cartoons mind, just the overall quality of the current generation of them)?

I don’t think so. We have better technology, more people and more ways to tell a good story. It’s when people get lazy or there is poor matching that Cartoons suffer. There’ll always be sucky cartoons, but when I look at the output of Japan, France and America, I see good things ahead.

Or are they merely blinded by nostalgia?

Pareto Principle, or 80/20. 80% are contented, while the 20% are not. 80% of those not contented are usually the most vocal ones while 20% have other things to say. This leads people to think that some things are far worse than they appear.

Could it be that we simply have higher expectations now than we did?

I doubt it. When we throw away money at Micheal Bay’s movies, it’s insight that we like the same damn things over and over again. It’s when we truly get something innovative that changes things.

Or perhaps that an increase in volume of shows has resulted in more poorly written ones?

I don’t feel there’s a Cause and Effect connection between “volume of shows” and “quality of shows”. It’s just poor matching between writer and story or laziness. Almost every idea can be amazing with the right writer. You wouldn’t hire Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) to write My Little Pony would you?

Princess Bubblegum watched Finn leave with his head down and hurt, and after she realized just how badly she had hurt him with that little joke, she didn't leave her room for hours. That night, she looked at the sky, thinking about how Marceline used to come around now and then (but not anymore, never now), and she thought of Shoko dead in the fallout river, and Marceline leaving her alone, and now Finn heartbroken, and she quietly said, "I'm so tired of losing the people I care about."

Thanks for stopping by mang! I miss your stories! :D

Lovely story!

An improbable probable: What if Peppermint Butler was the one who disabled the Gumball Guardians during Maja & Darren's assault? Even though it would open up the question of why he'd do such a thing, it does explain how the Candy Kingdom's own, singular line of defense was disabled so easily. I don't know; after the events of "Nemesis", I'd keep my peeps on the little Jafar for now on.
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Darren appears to be a cosmic being, or at least a very powerful Lich-rank being. The Gumball Guardians can certainly detect Evil, but they’re not built to fight back something as powerful as that.

why do you think PB chooses not to pursue romance with Finn after she returns to the throne?
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Subjective perception of time.

When PB aged back to normal, she experienced going through 5 years within a span of seconds. This 5 years also includes 5 years worth of distance from Finn, so whatever she felt for him eroded with the passage of time.

The spark just… faded.