Played a ice breaker game where we're supposed to mention something interesting about ourselves. I mentioned winning NaNoWriMo 6 times, and I guess everyone thought it was like a 'real' contest where someone actual judged what you read, I guess? I felt a little silly explaining it was just writing 50k words as a personal challenge. :/

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@thiskurt "What is this talk of release? My code is not released, it /escapes/ leaving a trail of broken testers in its wake!"
- reason #7 why you don't hire Klingon developers

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I'm drawing comics for but haven't posted any yet. Anyone have some tips on how to easily take pictures of comics and get them posted? Usually I end up with weird shadows or odd photo sizes...

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Hey #4theword-ers!

My Nano entry for the 4-for-4 contest is up!

app.4thewords.com/#/read/alder

Go check it out (and vote, and link me to yours, etc).

💚 💙 💚

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@aldersprig

Any suggestions / advice on good places for BuJo inspiration?

I'm going to be composing something about my BuJo setup and am looking for ideas to add for others to help them find their way.

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Whenever I sit down and just think about stuff I feel irrationally guilty that I'm not actively working. THIS IS BAD!!!

It's very important to remember that in creative work of any kind (this includes things like programming tbh), the more time you spend getting your thoughts in order, the smoother your execution will be. Even just taking a walk and letting your brain air out a little can be invaluable. 100% efficiency does not mean 100% active work.

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Quick tip for traditional media artists:

Used Toffifee packages (or many other chocolate packages for that matter!) are perfect for use as cheap disposable paint/ink/etc. palettes. :)

Incase you need some extra places to mix colours!

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I'm still salty about this tbh, I had to end up making a comic about it.
THANKS KATHLEEN

In other news, I've been sticking pretty well to using my

I ended up getting a dotted leuchtturm1917 (in red, of course), and some pretty pens as a Christmas gift from my sister. Hopefully I will actually do the things I keep making lists for... :)

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I'm going to try and do a next year, so I'm practicing with a mini-journal this month.

So far so good. It's only been 2 days though. I'm notoriously bad at doing journaling, though.

But I have such a love for notebooks! (To never use)

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made myself as a animal crossing camper! =3=
A pangolin of course .
#mastoart #creativetoots #animalcrossing

Regarding Flattr - it does sound like a nice complementary system, but as a user I'm a little wary of using browser trackers to auto-generate flattrs. I prefer to know a little more directly of where money is going without having to manually change how I flattered someone. :/

As a creator type, it does seem like an easy way to get a little bit of change, but not enough to really replace anything like patreon.

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So, it does seem that Flattr took the opportunity to tell us why it can be a nice complement to #patreon.

i recommend reading this post:
blog.flattr.net/2017/12/patreo

#flattr #tipyourfriends

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