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 No.295[Reply]

So I noticed recently that while a lot of people here do some realy great art, no-one seems to be writing stories with it. Creating comics is one of the best ways to improve because it forces you to look at all areas of art, it keeps you motivated since you have a task with a foreseeable endgoal, and it poses lots of creative challenges. Don't just think of it as a means to be gooder at artisting though.

Don't think you have to nail regular drawing before you can start doing comics. If you think that, you will never do anything. You don't have to be good, you just have to be creative. Try not to just do moeblobs standing still and talking about how their mangaka is such a qt, make your images dynamic and try to communicate something like a story or a feeling.

There's a great series of blogposts called '18 tips for comic book artists'. http://www.williamstout.com/news/journal/?p=3806
(All those images are there for a reason, study them!)
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>>297
oh i didnt actually assume it was yours, i just saying it was cool :P

atm i just keep making excuses. im sure if i really want to make a comic i will

p.s. the picture didnt get spoilerererered, oh well

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As a reminder, we're making a zine that focuses on manga and comic.
If you create something and wish to participate, check out
https://mtk538.neocities.org/zine.html

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*quietly raises hand*

Hello. I'm new here, I make comics. I would like to become an official lurker of the Sushi Comic Alliance.

Not sure if I have time for zine work right now (as cool as it sounds), but I might shoot you an email with some questions.

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Last week i started making a web comic. I post it on my website https://mtk538.neocities.org/manga.html and also on twitter. I hope you enjoy ^^ Uploads are every Wednesday

 No.422

Hey sushis! My bf is an incredible artist and he's always wanted create a graphic novel. He's working on typing the story out and developing characters before he starts though. I think he should just start with what he has already but he's a bit of a perfectionist lol. He works a full-time job so this is just a hobby and he doesn't have much time to work on it. Is there anything I can do to support him or make it easier for him? I'd love for him to reach his goal.



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not sure where to post this but lets try here in /culture/

ok so anyone here familiar with term digital nomad?
wikipedia:
>Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.
so what do you sushis think about it? honestly i think it's just right lifestyle for me
would you do something like that and where would you go?

i want to move and travel through south america (imagine all that beauty… jungle, rivers, mountains, cities……)
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>>399
Can confirm. US has it far better than they realise.

 No.401

>>399
>Western Europe is lost
That's very vague, what do you mean?

 No.402

>>398
Poland or Hungary
>Brazil
Is that a joke?

 No.403

>>399
I personally have no real intent of moving out of the US, mostly because I have zero clue where I would really move to. Again, Canada is similar enough and with more global warming, maybe I'll get my Midwestern US weather up there when I'm an old man. But I agree with >>401, I'd like to hear why Western Europe is a lost cause.

>>402
Not a joke, but I acknowledged that Brazil is rough compared my own nation. I guess it's better to say that I didn't put much thought into moving, something I don't intend to do.

>>400
Well, yea, the US is basically a massive landmass the size of Europe when Alaska is factored in, with only two friendly countries as it's direct neighbors. It's kinda hard not to love the US.

 No.404

>>395
>I'd love to be able to live in places like the US
When most people think of the US, they're thinking of the big coastal cities. The cost of living there doesn't really allow for a digital nomad lifestyle unless you're a rich trust fund kid like >>396 said. The rest of the US has plenty of nature, but no jobs and no facilities.

>>399
Western Europe has the same cost of living problem. If you have connections to find cheap housing, can handle couch surfing, or have a paid scholarship, it's pretty chill here. I've met plenty of exchange students and expats from the US and Easter/Southern Europe who say they prefer it here.

South-East Asia seems to be the biggest digital nomad hotspot, because a freelance wage can easily support a comfortable lifestyle there.



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What're your favorite books?

I could perhaps be called an artsy snob for this, but one of my absolute favorite novels is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. I've always found the concept of labyrinths to be fascinating, as well as that of the inherent uncertainty in the image of reality presented to us by our sensory perception. This book features those two themes quite prominently, and explores them to a depth I've not seen in any other books I've yet read.

This next one might also reflect questionably on my character, but nonetheless I greatly enjoyed American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've struggled a lot with recurrent depersonalization, feelings of dread, and a general impression of isolation from those around me. Since the book addresses all of that, it resonated with me in that regard–though, not so much with some of the other stuff it describes.

I also love tons of H. P. Lovecraft's and Jorge Luis Borges's work, but those are predominantly short stories, not novels.
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>>285
To be honest, I've never had to read any of those major default school books
And I'm quite grateful for that. This way I can enjoy everything so much more.

 No.292

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
I wasn't the only edgy middle schooler that Metallica tricked into reading books.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill is another favorite. Translating the book from English to Lakotah and back was a great literary choice. Really felt immersive, which was good because the plot spans generations and the reader really can't lean on a character throughout the duration of the book.

 No.306

My favorite books are those that I haven't read and are next in my reading list.

 No.307

Heart of a Dog is my favorite. Its a common cliche to say that you couldn't put a book down but this was one of the very few that did it for me. It was also very funny, Sharik is probably the funniest character I've found in literature

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Long time fan of HP Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter Thompson. The wave speech in Fear and Loathing had me me feel some type of way I never got over.

But my latest favorite has been The Unnoticables by Rob Brockway. Despite being very modern and simply written at times, the story is both gripping and strikes a chord with my inner punk rocker.

Brockway's story is both a look at life's evolution since the 70's to the 2010's and does so with a hint of comedy and a heap of cosmic horror that pleases the Lovecraft fan inside me.



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 No.131[Reply]

Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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 No.301

>>137
+1 to The Hidden Fortress, it's really funny.

 No.302

I've seen just a handful of them, my favourites so far are Aku no Kyōten and Love Letter.
Could you recommend something nice in mid-90's to mid-00's range? Thanks.

 No.303

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I just watched swing girls which is from 2004. It was really good. There was a fair few cuts that were really pretty and it's really mellow and light which I love personally.
I do have a biased soft spot for early/mid 2000's stuff though. It subconsciously puts me in the mindset of my childhood or something.

Also the main character is the qt's qt I have ever seen.

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A scene at the sea is amazing, i can watch it over and over again.
Great soundtrack also

 No.320

>>272
I've always seen lots of love for Lily Chou Chou, but in my case it's more of a love/hate thing. I really don't like the way the exposition is done during the first 30 or so minutes of the movie, but I like the themes the movie touches upon. I always feels empty when it ends, because I would've liked to know more about the characters.



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Pick up your sword 'n rucksack and lets go adventuring!
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>>288
I always loved Vivec

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I keep a little rucksack with some hobbit-tier equipment for adventuring near my bed and routinely use it to go on tiny adventures in the woods… Am I autistic?

 No.317

You're not.
I've seen forest only on pictures and in movies.
I hope to see a real forest sometime.

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>>316
That sounds like a fun thing to do actually. Got a small one I inherited from my grandfather. It is the kind that can fold out so you can sit on it.

A compact fishing rod, pans, a knife, and a tarp, and I pretty much have all that I need for a weekend in the woods. + some extra food rations in case I can't find any fish. My sleeping bag might be compact enough to fit in it too. Even just a day trip would be nice.



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I recently figured out that I absolutely love dark, Gothic stuff, be it art, TV or music.

The exact name of this peculiar genre I don't know, but when I find examples of it I lap it up. It's solemn in tone and touches frequently on death, darkness and the Unknown. The kind of thing that makes you feel alone, desperately alone. Wandering alone through a deserted field in the cold and rain towards the light, the single, lone house on the hill containing the single, lone farmer. There's something comfy in that for me.

Anyway, here are some examples/recommendations:
Over the Garden Wall is the best example in TV or cartoons. I've watched it at least three times.
This album I picked up - Stuck on a Sunday. Webm related.
This kind of art: https://art.vniz.net/en/ - including some by Zdzislaw Beksiński, which has been posted here.

Does anyone else like this macabre art? Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Check out Gustav Dore!

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He even made album artworks. lol

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Zbigniew M. Bielak is another good artist in this genre. Does lots of metal artwork.

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Zdzislaw Beksinski is my favorite
gone too soon



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 No.87[Reply]

Post things you've learnt recently!

From 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable':
Cornstalks. In Australia, especially in New South Wales, from colonial times a name for youths, perhaps from their being taller and more slender than their parents.

That made me laugh, especially because it reminded me of myself.
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 No.257

>>239
Not the original poster, but the version I've heard from my parents involves breaking the surface of the leaves up a bit by rubbing them between your fingers and then applying them to the wound along with some spit. Not sure if it boils down to the blood clotting capabilities of spit combined with the protection offered by the leaves or if there is indeed more to it.

 No.258

>>257

Oh, I see. Will try this out if I ever get the chance.

 No.261

>>256
Heh, if there were a Latin programming language, 'adit' would be the equivalent of 'goto'.

Many people (especially those who are forced to do Latin at school) claim that it is useless because it is a 'dead language'. But you are completely right that an understanding of Latin (and/or Greek) can help decode English words with a Latinate etymology. Personally, though, I would prefer if more words were Germanic in origin to ease understanding; if you do not recognise the word 'oratory', you will probably have no clue what it means unless you study Latin. 'Speechcraft', on the other hand, makes immediate, intuitive sense.

Anyway, here's a fact for the thread: the Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that there was a nerve running from the third finger after the thumb to the heart. This explains why that finger is the 'ring finger' (digitus annularis in Latin) on which we place engagement and marriage rings.

 No.262

>>256
Another bit of latin in the english language that I find interesting is not too surprising, yet somewhat enlightening if I may say so.
It's the word "essence", which from the latin word, comes to mean "that which it is", with "esse" meaning "to be".
The -ence termination is not proper of latin, but english, just like we say "importance" and such words.
Of course it makes sense, for that is the meaning of essence: that which something is at the more fundamental level. Though sometimes we interpret the word much in the sense of "substance", that is, the material of which it is composed.
Now substance does have a latin root, but to the extent of my knowledge, only in the prefix sub- which as we all know means "under". Sub-stance would thus means "that which stands beneath"

Sorry for all this, I'm just an etymology freak, and quite frankly I think it's really interesting to know what the atomic elements of the words we use are and where they originate. They also give some material to use them creatively in speech.

 No.263

>>262
Your explanation of 'essence' was interesting, and led me to consider whence comes 'quintessence'/'quintessential'. I knew that the 'quint' bit must mean five, but there's a deeper explanation than that:
>The ancient Greeks said there are four elements or forms in which matter can exist–fire, air, water, and earth; the Pythagoreans added a fifth, the fifth essence–quintessence–ether, more subtle and pure than fire, and possessed of an orbicular motion, which flew upwards at creation and formed the basis of the stars. Hence the word stands for the essential principle or the most subtle extract of a body that can be procured.
from Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.



 No.231[Reply]

Been watching any animation movies (japanese or otherwise) recently?
I didn't find a suitable thread so I figured I'd start one. It's strange that we don't have this thread yet anyway.
I recently watched "The boy and the beast" and "The girl who leaped through time", really good stuff. The same director of Summer Wars.
What have you been watching lately rolls?
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 No.245

>>241
I saw it too thanks to your recommendation. I like it a lot! It could have used a kiss/hug at the end tho :3

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This here is a movie about a girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution and living life in Europe as a Muslim. It's very good. Watch it.

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>>246
I second this, Persepolis is great. Also you can check the comics if you're into it, the art is very interesting.

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>>247
Those two reminded me of Ms. Bitters

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>>231
I watched Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken.
It has some kind of weird mix of 3d and rotoscoping, not the prettiest of sights.
I really liked it though, not sure why but it was just so different from regular movies.

I watched the live action movie from like 2004 after and that was really super good. If anyone is into cinematography you should definitely watch the live action, it's quite strangely filmed.

Also saw Koe no Katachi movie that kyoani did and that was quite good. Their animation style seemed a lot more mature in it than usual. I'd say by kyonai standards the movie was maybe a bit weak but by regular industry standards it's still very good. Maybe I'm just jaded from reading the manga though.



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Let's make and share glitches.

https://archive.sushigirl.us/culture/res/480.html Cont.


Links
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General:
http://www.glitchet.com/resources
https://www.reddit.com/r/glitch_art/
https://8ch.net/glitch/

Pixelsorting:
http://processing.org/
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Some nice images I found.

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Just made this from ncmpcpp's ellipse visualiser. Not so happy with the result but I know I can improve on the technique.

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Making a full music video with a friend, hopefully I can make it interesting enough.

 No.250

does decasia count as glitch art?



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Cultistheoremist
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 No.56

>>23
It's being released as installations so as not to limit the text's potential contents.

 No.98

>>53
To my mind, a zine of brilliant impressionistic pieces, a series of miniature anarchist manifestos, and a treatise on chaos magic.

But, "Don’t show this to anyone; I wrote it for you."

 No.106

>>98
I appreciate that - thanks for taking the time… I submitted this as an assignment the other week in my "drugs and alcohol in literature" class, the lecturer had some interesting responses also!

 No.207

Something I've been wanting to add to this project, though is taking time to draft out so I will do a rough edit here;

Gaj Treaty

Between the people that serve God, Gnod and the place where the garden grows - Gaj is perhaps a human form of entity; techgnod is the culmination of all decaying substances and will eventually consume life as a whole, while the treaty details that all three are in balance and exist according to one another. A fourth entity may be included once it is named.



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