I’m just curious because I feel like our dogs don’t get enough attention.
I’va named mine Azazel, Barney, Leskling, Tulip, Couscous and Sweetheart~
I named my dog Harvey, Pickles, Gorim, Dane, Greagoir, and Tathas. Oh and my Mabari in DA2 was called Max for some reason.
Daryl, Loki, Garrus, Hiddles. And I’ve repeatedly named them those 4 names
Slug, Barkspawn, Banner, Ripper, Cat, and sometimes just Dog :/
Blue and Brin
Olivia’s is Rosie or Mangy and Hawke’s is Calenhad
Cas, Fergs,Nelaros, Dragon…
I fall back on Barkspawn a lot but I’ve used Chewy, Fang, Fenrir, Scuddlebutt, and Token.
Beans, Beans II, and Beans III… It was a joke at some point but I don’t remember the punch line anymore and now it’s just a runaway running gag. My chocobo in FFXIV is also named Beans.
I am possibly getting into the market to save up and drop some money on a new tablet, soon, from either Monoprice, Huion (either the GT-190 or GT-190S) or Yiynova brand (MSP19U is a liiittle bit at the pricier side but not out of the question..?) ‘cintiq’-like monitor is not out of the question!
But I am kind of freaking myself out trying to compare and get the best option. aaaaah DB
If anyone has good advice for my sister on her exciting possible purchase, that would be really cool!
I have a Yiynova MSP19U and it’s a pretty good tablet, but not exactly high-end like a Cintiq.
The major draw backs are that it doesn’t have any buttons on the tablet itself for function mapping and there is no “eraser” on the back of the pen.
(EDIT: I just checked Amazon and it looks like the MSP19U+ version now includes keys for function mapping and a battery indicator on the pen that was not in the regular version that I have. Nice!)
The sensitivity of the actual screen seems to suffer at the very, very bottom 5% portion of the screen. Other than that, the functionality/sensitivity is pretty great and an amazing upgrade from my Wacom Bamboo.
The tablet itself is fairly heavy and better for use on a desk than in a lap from my experience.
Sometimes if I leave it on for long periods of time it tends to flicker (but this may be due to the fact that I have to use an adapter to get it to connect to my iMac).
I’ve had to re-install my drivers a couple of times when things get wonky when I use it as a second monitor (instead of mirroring), but it seems like a quick fix every time at least.
I’ve used it for drawings in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Manga Studio and it performs well in all 3.
It’s a nice product and I’ve had an overall good experience, but it’s not as slick or polished as a Cintiq. Basically, it has some minor drawbacks, but it’s a good budget option if you don’t want to pay out the butt for a Cintiq but still want a heavy-duty drawing tablet.
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place
that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.
but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.
i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.
it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.
and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”
no, it’s not
it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.
Want to avoid being hunched over your work? Standing desk.
Want to be more dynamic, less asleep in your work? Standing desk.
Want to avoid cutting off blood/energy circulation? Standing desk.
Want to burn calories while doing nothing but work standing? Standing desk.
Want to dance while working? Standing fucking desk.
I don’t know if it’s for everyone, but as someone who has tried it for several months, I can say for myself that the benefits are definitely there. I’m not saying stand for 8 hours straight, but I am recommending a more dynamic way of how you could work and give your body a treat at the same time :)
Just a personal tip I want to share!
This reminds me of this Standing Desk Kickstarter then I really wanted so much but they don’t ship outside the US T_T
I really gotta get a standing desk though. It’ll be good for my back.
I bet my butt you can easily do one yourself if you look around a bit :) me and my room-mate found each different solutions and cost us barely anything.
Oh, definitely easy to DIY that thing, I’m just a lazy sod, ‘s all ^o^ Which is ironic cos I want this thing to be less lazy, ha ha ha ha