staff

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

This is REALLY important!
adoptanidea

adoptanidea:

ultradannithenerd:

officialhamlet:

i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

omfg please

Seemed relevant to this blog.

You’ll like my work-in-progress series, Gemini Journey, a story about a bubbly Atlantean trying to make it on her own in a contemporary fantasy setting. There will be a ton of jokes and similar scenes to what you described!  I can’t wait to get them all out there.


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My favorite character from the ~other project~ I’m working on. She’s a ball of energy and ego and causes a lot of trouble for herself and her friends, but she’s always the first to stand up and fight and the last to finish. You might have seen her around. I might post the full set later this week, but I think she came out the best. This isn’t the final design or even the final style I’d like to use this for this project, but it’s okay for what I have to do right now and the time I’m giving myself to do it in.

My favorite character from the ~other project~ I’m working on. She’s a ball of energy and ego and causes a lot of trouble for herself and her friends, but she’s always the first to stand up and fight and the last to finish. You might have seen her around. I might post the full set later this week, but I think she came out the best. This isn’t the final design or even the final style I’d like to use this for this project, but it’s okay for what I have to do right now and the time I’m giving myself to do it in.

I had to do a self portrait for a project I’m working on… Sooo…hey guys. I’m Saetje, or Tito, or Tracy. I’m an artist, animator and storyteller. I’m a romantic INFJ 20-something. My baby is my web series to-be, working title The Taffetas , which combines my passions in writing, mythology, fantasy, girl power, and cartoons. When I’m not doing art, I like hiking, shopping, and reading.

I had to do a self portrait for a project I’m working on…

Sooo…hey guys. I’m Saetje, or Tito, or Tracy. I’m an artist, animator and storyteller. I’m a romantic INFJ 20-something. My baby is my web series to-be, working title The Taffetas , which combines my passions in writing, mythology, fantasy, girl power, and cartoons. When I’m not doing art, I like hiking, shopping, and reading.

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Taffetas Insight Posts

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Sometimes we write posts for you about things we’ve learned while working on our project. Here is a master list of all of them to date (they are not in order of creation, but grouped together according to content):

Taking A Stance On Our Story - What is the heart of a story? In this post, co-creator Tracy MacLauchlan explores The Taffetas' journey in understanding that to tell a meaningful tale, you don't just need characters and setting, but a reason for being- a theme - and discusses that in-context to the project. Also some babbling about the monomyth, but that's pretty cool to learn too.

Character Creation - Tracy MacLauchlan offers her researched perspective on creating a solid character through purpose, credibility, empathy, and complexity. She suggests ways to get in your character’s head, while reminding you not to lose sight of the big picture. The article ends with further reading recommendations.

Drawing Characters - Tracy MacLauchlan is the current artist for the Taffetas, and in this post she suggests how to start drawing your own characters, offering tips, advice, reading recommendations, and even walks you through a typical character drawing.

Let’s Draw Characters in Adobe Illustrator - Yesenia presents an informal Adobe Illustrator video demo of her vectoring a character image. She follows the exact process she uses for The Taffetas, and talks about intermediate tips and tricks in Adobe Illustrator.

Research, Research, Research - Why research? Yesenia illustrates through our own experience that hitting the books is the only way to strengthen your skills, lend credibility to your story, and sometimes even solve writer’s block. She offers research tips and advice for those who find the process daunting.

Sharing Your Intellectual Property Online - Co-creator Yesenia Carrero talks about posting original work online. Yesenia discusses her opinions, talks about idea theft vs. content theft, gives an overview on copyright law, and opens up the topic for conversation. This is a must read for anyone with a story to tell and an internet connection with which to tell it.

Monetizing Your Online Content - A recap of Linus Olsen’s lecture from Geekend 2012 on how to make money from your online content. Spoiler alert: you don’t make money off of your online content, but you can get people to reward you for it, and there things you can do to increase your chances that people will give you money for your efforts.

What topics would YOU like for us to write about next? Let is know on tumblr, our facebook, or through our e-mail.

Updated the list of Taffetas insight posts! Be sure to let us know about any topics you’d like us to write about.

I updated the insight post list! check it out and let me know if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about in the future :)

saetje

saetje:

veil-and-gemini:

Sapphire is Gemini’s fun-loving gargoyless friend who encourages her to express herself and let loose, but sometimes goes too far. She’s tough, feminine, and a little weird, though she’ll never admit to that last part.

View our update post for more insight

Please share if you like & let us know what you think through ask or reblog!

This set shows a lot of growing pains. I’ve been feeling flip-floppy on my style and I figure since Yesenia vectors these anyway I had a little room to play. Character-wise, I mention this in today’s post that I’d really like to push Sapphire even more. I imagined too late more gargoyle, creature-like poses and expressiveness, so I believe she’ll be a bit different when we produce content.

Next up is Argyle, Veil’s step-brother!

and another boost for this morning! I’m so thankful for the positive response on these :)! Please feel free to send me an ask if you have any thoughts or questions.

veil-and-gemini

veil-and-gemini:

Sapphire is Gemini’s fun-loving gargoyless friend who encourages her to express herself and let loose, but sometimes goes too far. She’s tough, feminine, and a little weird, though she’ll never admit to that last part.

View our update post for more insight

Please share if you like & let us know what you think through ask or reblog!

This set shows a lot of growing pains. I’ve been feeling flip-floppy on my style and I figure since Yesenia vectors these anyway I had a little room to play. Character-wise, I mention this in today’s post that I’d really like to push Sapphire even more. I imagined too late more gargoyle, creature-like poses and expressiveness, so I believe she’ll be a bit different when we produce content.

Next up is Argyle, Veil’s step-brother!

saetje-reference

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Your team is thrown into an opposite genre to their native story (ex. sci-fi becomes mystery, modern thriller becomes medieval fantasy). What happens? How do their roles change?

Gemini is a cutthroat ex-government controlled assassin out on her own for the first time, determined to live the rest of her days seeking revenge. Together with her sociopathic roommate and boy toy, Veil, she blazes through the elite ranks of her oppressors in the massive conspiracy that took her life away from her.



I told myself I could do this if I finished all my to-do list today.