You’re in love with a fandom. You’re in love with roleplay. Or it could just be that you are in love with writing. Whichever the way, most roleplayers will, at some point in their careers, develop an original character.
Original characters are a fun way to explore an existing fandom from a new perspective, or to create a new world entirely! Despite the stigmatization that seems to circulate around these types of characters, OC-makers are not to be discouraged. If you love and care for that little brainchild of yours, you can develop them in a way that they are just as alive as any other character. You will grow to know their ins and outs more than you know yourself.
So, let’s get started!
Where to download stuff
okay so i get a lot of people asking me where to download stuff/how to find things on the internet. this post is a collection of resources that i use and can vouch for completely to get pretty much anything you would want, media-wise.
- if google searching is your first stop, you can easily make it your last. learn how to google properly, use advanced search, use file type searching, use preview caches.
- piratebay is not a place you should be afraid of!! it has by far the largest collection of downloadable content you’re gonna find on the internet, and if you want to do things like download shows the day they air/get movies as soon as they leak, you need to become familiar with how the site works. Torrents are incredibly simple to use - download a torrent client like Bitorrent or Vuze (which i use), queue up what you want and let them download! Browse piratebay using its search filter or by category (i usually sort by number of seeds - any torrent with a large amount of seeders is not going to be fake, and if it is it’ll say in the comments). Head to ettv for daily tv show uploads.
- eztv, the best television torrent site bar none (we miss you, mininova!!). incredibly simple to use and easily navigable using its topbar and search functions.
- mobilism, your one-stop ebook shop. I highly recommend joining (it’s free), as you can access the advanced search option. If not, a general “mobilism + name of the book you want” google will usually do the trick.
- 8hacks - light freeware that lets you download whole 8tracks mixes.
- keepvid - direct download youtube videos in different formats and video qualities
- tehparadox - less useful now the golden era of megaupload is over, but still a great rescource if you’re looking for direct downloads for television/movies. Especially good for 720/1080p downloads.
- music-clips - direct downloads for youtube audio, downloads as an mp3
- streaming sites should not be overlooked! If you know your way around, they are incredibly useful if you want to watch shows/movies without downloading them. Most of the big sites have streaming links for shows a few hours after they’ve aired. Solarmovie, watchseries-online and watch-series are your best bets. When looking for a streaming link i usually gravitate towards putlocker or sockshare because i know and trust them as uploaders.
- tumtaser or the xkit download extension will let you download music from tumblr
- become familiar with conversion software, because not every download you find is going to be in the format you want. PDF to EPUB converters are common, I use winavi video converter to change videos to .mp4, and there are lots of FLAC/WMA to MP3 converters out there too.
- Winrar and Winzip are essentials
- resource tumblrs and individual people’s rescource tags are always good to bookmark
- if all else fails and you can’t find/get what you’re looking for, feel free to ask me. I can tell you how and where i got it, if you like.
Brushes by sephxual -
Don’t repost , redistribute, include it in packs, delete or change the source, or claim as yours,
please LIKE or REBLOG before you download, they are much appreciated! (The size is medium-small, all sized 216px)
I’m currently obsessed with typography (!!!) so I decided to make a masterpost on it - this post includes fonts, tutorials for various text effects, guides, useful links, inspiration and (even) a couple of typographic games for your enjoyment! Have fun! :-)
favourites: lobster, amplify, carton, mission script, hoefler text (font library), ruritania (for fancy capital letters), levibrush, didot (font library), times (font library), ranger, freshman, geared, ribbon, pompadour numerals, riotsquad, nouvelle vague
behance (free ones - scroll all the way down to find download link)
Text Effects + Poster Design tutorials
Geometric effect (for numbers)
Ice cream effect (yummy)
Skin effect (for hannibal fans!!)
Smoky effect (or ghost-y)
Tree branch effect (creepy + cool)
3D effect (quick & easy)
Other useful websites / inspiration
Typography tidbits (cool stuff)
Typography in infographics (who doesnt like infographics)
Kerning game (if you have nothing better to do)
THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN. An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done. Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?
Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u
EDIT: Re-uploaded with easier viewing!
This is just another quick guide on coloring. It works best if you want to go for a dark & grainy sort of look.
15 free nice and varied fonts.
Today we bring you this nice collection. It has got a great selection of different kind of typos, which should be very helpful for your desings. You can download it here .
6 Free Christmas fonts
Today we bring you a great selection of 6 fonts and ornaments for your Christmas design works. You can download it for free here.