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I have decided it's time to reveal my secret identity. It's...

...actually just another mastodon account. If you like role playing games and / or want to hear the other half of things I ramble about, feel free to give @ossifog a follow.

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Hi, everyone. I'm primarily a writer, but I keep telling myself if I just finish just one more page of comics, I'll finally be a real comic-ist.

I don't have a website yet, but hopefully I will one day. In the meanwhile, here's a screenshots from all of the three pages I've finished so far.

Looking forward to talking fiction and / or art with all of you.

poem about how society sucks but at least the memes are good 

this ship
has capsized and we
are all drowning but

our gasps throw plumes of salt air
iridescent sparkling 'hah' 'hah's
feverish warm against the dark

Hrm, I should make a epub of my book's first act. Folks reading it would probably prefer it to reading it straight off my site. What's your take mastodon?

I would read 20k words of fiction off the internet...

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Page four of my #FateRPG comic is up! It's probably not the "final" version but it's more done than it has ever been before!

Transcription and previous pages available on my site:

nebulos.space/bta_mainline_04.

#comics #rpg #fate #mastoart #creativetoots

ruminating on old (bad) writing 

Happened upon (one of) my old nanowrimo books. it's pretty intriguing but I ran out of steam to finish it, and it's kind of heavy on the purple prose, and sleep deprivation.

Thinking about making a new life for it, maybe as an art piece, that can be read but isn't really meant to be.

It's about a device that lets you wander through people's memories, and the person hired to go through the memories of its amnesiac inventor.

Anyone have any books they recommend for learning to draw expressions for ? I've had good luck with books about making art in the past.

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Expressions you say?

Best I can do is these potatoes with faces.

(this is only a mild plea for help)

writing tips blog post 

Wrote up a blog post with my only three (secretly four) .

They are:

1. If you’re not having fun writing a scene, skip it.
2. Never delete anything, just dump it in a doc and never look at it.
3. Fix nothing, just write a note to yourself and move on.

The blog post has a couple examples from my own writing and talks about why they work for me.

Plus secret bonus tip.

nebulos.space/blog_writing_tip

Cat I worry when you ecstatically bonk your head into hard surfaces as a sign of joy.

Surely it costs you brain cells. Surely you don't have many to spare.

Back to witch punk! feels good to be back to fiction

got a thread for the community aspect, or at least enough of an idea it's not bothering me at much anymore.

I guess I should actually type up and post my writing tips blog post at some point too.

I made the first three pages of my comic with one color palette, but found that its dynamic range was really limited, so I used good ol' levels to correct

Unfortunately in doing so I now have to derive a new set of colors. I actually went through a lot of effort to make said palette, only for it to turn out kind of wonky, and had to readjust again. Maybe this is my life now? Just tweak colors after I'm "done" for forever?

In the process of finding a font I did a little research into why I wanted an all caps font.

Turns out there are a bunch of reasons, including being easier to hand letter, easier to predict the amount of space you need, and even being faster to read, for short pieces of text.

This is the font I ended up going with:
1001fonts.com/komika-text-font

Also typesetting in Krita was fine, but I did switch from my tablet-laptop to my desktop to do it, which helped a lot.

I also didn't have to do multiple lines of text so my feelings might change once we get to some longer dialogues.

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Finished? the art for page 4 of the comic, so it's time to type set!

I hear krita's hot garbage at it though, but I'm gonna see for myself first.

Anyone got a favorite font? There hasn't actually been any text in my comic thus far.

The reason I'm taking a break from the witchpunk stuff is too try to figure out the question of the witchcraft community.

In my head it seems like one of the key parts of witchdom is having a community or a tradition. But when I think of characters I usually dream them up isolated from their communities by default, so I gotta take a second to think about it a little more deliberately.

One of the things I'll probably do in the first revision is replace all the hypotheticals which are in second person with actual examples in first person--probably still come across less preachy and more grounded.

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Taking a break from the witchpunk stuff to write out one of the many blogpost ideas I've had. Specifically the exactly three writing tips that I've actually found personally useful. (cont)

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Do you publish #comics or #webcomics or #art on a #wordpress site? I do and I've got a phone/scroll friendly setup that is the result of a WHOLE lotta trial/error and doesn't use exotic plugins - so thought I'd describe my setup here in case its helpful. Please let me know any questions!

First up, here is an example of a comic on my site. You can see it scrolls vertically:
betsystreeter.com/neptune-road

#tutorial #howto #publishing #creativetoots

A siren and a selkie walk into a bar...

I thought I'd throw my hat into with a I did for a inspired by sirens and selkies, and also cotard's delusion and <spoilers>.

Apologies in advance for:
1. dark subject matter. If you want to read, check out the content warnings first
2. purple prose. I was still in that phase when I wrote this. I kind of trimmed it down though.

nebulos.space/mer.html

If you took the time to read it, please let me know!

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Does anyone have a link to a good tool for easily drafting post threads? The sort of thing that will count your characters to make sure you're not going over a specific character count each post, but you can still see/edit each post in one page?

The ones I know about all use Twitter character counts and aren't configurable. :\

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