the world is saved, but not for us



my sister is doing an essay for her finance course about bitcoin and her introduction is basically defining currency and equal payments.

so i told her to add alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange. she just sent me the essay to look over it and


she fucking did.



Adorable photograph, ‘Minimo with one of his dad’s (Maximo) teeth’, posted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park on their facebook Page.

Photograph taken by Jim Darlington


*tucks my shirt into my pants* shinji cosplay


I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>



I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.


Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.


Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.


To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!



i went to look up coup de foudre (“love at first sight”) but i fucked up


i fucked up so much

i didn’t know it was possible to fuck it up this much




i went to a party and put 3 whole loaves of sliced bread all around the house i put bread under the kid’s pillow and in all 3 of his bathrooms, in his rugby shorts and the breast pocket of his school shirt, on his roof and his neighbor’s roof, in his couch and on his tv i’m laughing so hard he’s going to wake up hungover tomorrow and be like why the fuck is there bread everywhere 


i’m pissing myself

jesus christ

Most of these trendy inspirational posters on Pinterest and Facebook go directly against anything a good therapist would tell you, and only leave you miserable, confused, and vulnerable to abusers. Forgiveness does not set you free and it should only be done if you are responding to a heartfelt apology from someone who has wronged you. Most often, we are guilted into pretending to forgive or trying to will ourselves to forgive someone even though we have a deep need to work through that pain more thoroughly. Trying to will ourselves to forgive is just another way of denying the worth of our feelings and willing ourselves to ignore actual harm that has been done to us.

Any advice that encourages someone to ignore what they are feeling is bad advice. This comes in pretty little packages like “leave the past in the past. Let the pain go. Forgiveness unlocks the key to your own cage.” How nice and zen! Wrong. The underlying message in all of these is “get over it. What happened to you is not as important as making everyone else happy that you’re pretending everything is ok.”

If you are struggling with something, someone, there is a reason. Hard work needs to be done to figure out what happened, and why you’re struggling. You’ll only damage your healing process if you try to ignore how you feel. The past makes up who you are today, ignoring it will not make you feel better long term.


all good breakfast food starts with b

  • bacon
  • bagel
  • bread
  • bran muffin
  • beggs
  • bsausage






how to give a good handjob

  • bop it
  • pull it
  • twist it
  • harder
  • better
  • faster
  • stronger 

You pull your left hand in
You pull your left hand out
You pull your left hand in
And you shake it all about!

Cha cha real smooth

none of you ever touch a penis

i’m reading the wikipedia article on sweet corn to find a good name for my double maize and it’s making me hungry