Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

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from that place yonder

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    • CoffeeNut78 asked Lamkia a question

      Have you ever had chicken and sausage gumbo?

      Answered: May 26, 2017

      Can't say I have, no, but I'm sure it's good! I'm from the way Northeast (I'm basically Canadian) so there wasn't much of it around. I've had the Czech equivalent which is guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?

    • That Time I Spammed Your Dashboards 20 Billion Times in One Week, AKA The Obligatory FU Journal

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      I almost never post journals within a week or two of each other, but I see that I have been FU'ed, and that requires a journal~


      Are you new to the community and want to try and get more involved? Check out this journal here to learn the ropes of the place, we'd love to have you around :D (also feel free to shoot me a friend request if you are/want to be an active member)


      Quick info on me:

      - I'm American and Czech, bilingual

      - I do the doodle thing and post them as journals often, some comics

      - One of my main goals in my artistic endeavors is to help progress the digitization of comics, like adding animation, sounds, interactivity, you name it. This year I will definitely put out some comics playing with these aspects

      - I can be funny. Sometimes. Or maybe not. At the very least I try not to piss people off

      - Sleep is for the weak


      Here have weird sausage finger scribble happy me that I drew at 4am just now before going to bed


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      I was hoping that if I were to ever be FU again, I would make a more entertaining journal but exams man.....they suck the life out of me.


      Now is your opportunity to say FU! to me, do it! On any other day I will get mad, not today!


      F ME! :D


      ~ Mish

    • RT Radio!

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      UPDATE: Show starts in about 20 minutes. First hour is Kyle, then me! :D


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      I may or may not have scribbled that on the back of a train ticket


      Want to hear my sometimes questionable taste in music? Tonight I will temporarily break my hardcore study mode to host RT Radio. In case you missed the announcement, the first hour will be hosted by supa star guest host @Kyle !


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      What's RT Radio? RT Radio has 3 shows a week where people listen to sweet tunes while talking in the chat. Never been? WHAT A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN

      Hop on at 4pm central (10pm for Brits), go to the RT Radio group page, click on the chat tab and talk to awesome people like meeeeeee (and Kyle I guess :p).


      See ya there! 


      ~ Mish

    • I'm Going to Say Something Very Controversial

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      Wow, a serious journal for once? I definitely didn't post it to cover up the notification for my journal edits, nope.


      The other day my brother sent me a link to a video. They are pretty much always on the same topic. In the preview image it says, in big capital letters:


      POWER PLAYERS
      WEALTH. SUCCESS. FORTUNE.

      I'm reluctant to even hover my mouse over it. Now this is where the controversial bit comes in.

      You ready?


      I never want to be rich.


      I don't want a big stand alone house.
      I don't want a giant diamond ring. I think diamonds are hella tacky anyway.
      I don't want expensive cars nor a pony in the backyard.
      I never want a private jet and I can't imagine ever wanting to ride in a limo.
      I don't want a giant wedding where I tell people what colors to wear and party on a yacht. I will take those little toothpick swords people use for finger sandwiches though.
      I never want to throw away perfectly good clothing because I think I have too much only to fill the space back up with more junk, getting into an endless cycle.
      I never want to see the day where I have so many opportunities around me and think 'Hm. I'm bored'.
      I will never be disappointed with small gifts because the fact that anyone would think of me at all is amazing in itself. Unless it's a gift meant to insult. Has happened. That wasn't really nice.
      I never want for my all mistakes to be fixed with cash and not learn from them properly. 


      My knight in shinning armor isn't the guy that will buy me precious  stones. It will be someone I punch in jest and laugh with even after  doing something as heinous as a Dutch oven - use Urban Dictionary, a  guaranteed way to get most people to hate you for eternity.


      I don't want happiness from things.
      I don't want to be fueled by what I could own, but by what I can achieve and the ambition to better my skills.

      I'm not saying I want overwhelming hardship. I just don't want money to automatically solve all my problems.


      I'd like to think that riches would never change me and that I would still browse the sale items at the grocery store and take public transportation. But who knows, maybe it would.


      So I'm going to open up this video now. If it's another one of those $$$$ GET RICH $$$$ videos, I am going to send him this journal in response.

      Wish me luck.

      ~ Mish

    • How to: The RT Community Site

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      I've been seeing a lot of posts asking how to get into the community on the RT site lately and I'm getting tired of writing the same thing over and over again, so this journal is going to act as a general manual on how to navigate the site and use it most effectively. To cut down on reading, there will be no jokes (not even dick jokes, trust me it hurts me more than you) and I'll write info down as concisely as possible.


      After you've got the basics down, check out this follow up journal on how to actively contribute!

      And here's a list of local community groups, along the left side of the group page.


      ~INTRO~

      The TL;DR is that there was a semi-rushed migration in 2015 to the current site and it's got some fixing up to do before it is in good shape. It's not terrible, but there are improvements to be made. If it is beyond your patience, come back in a few months. It has been announced that the community portion of the website will be worked on in the summer. Otherwise, we'd be happy to see you around!~


      BUG REPORTS: Comment on this journal with detailed info of the problem, browser, and OS


      ~BASIC INFO~
      - As a user you have the ability to post journals, create groups (admins make group news posts), post in/create threads, and send private messages (currently only two-way)

      - Customize your profile! Hover over/click on your username in the top right hand corner and click on My Profile. From there you can add info
      - Add friends! Make friends. Do it. Now. You can follow/message/friend people via buttons on their profiles

          • If you need to find your pending friend requests, hover over your avatar in the up corner, My Settings, and there is a tab for pending requests
      - You can also comment on journals, news, and videos. Further, you can reply to journal/news comments. To use this effectively, see the QUIRKS section below.
      - The format of the website depends on the resolution of the screen you are using. The instructions below apply to the format used with most computer monitors, but it doesn't differ much from mobile version.
      - The front page shows latest videos and featured news posts from RT Staff, all can be commented on and modded when you click through the title

      - Lil stars? Users with one star next to their usernames are FIRST members, double stars are Double Gold FIRST members. See the FIRST menu above to learn more about joining these services

      - The site can be accessed from different portals (Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, The Know, etc).


      ~MOD SYSTEM~
      - Each post has a mod value. Users can add or neg mod via a drop down menu at the bottom of each post
      - Like or agree with something? Mod that shit
      - Popular Content is determined by mod value (more below)


      ~NOTIFICAITONS (+ relevant misc info)~
      - Notifications stack, meaning all new posts to a single thread will be represented by one notification until cleared. Regarding user journals, if you post several in a row, followers will only be notified about the latest journal
      - Notifications appear when:
         • Someone you follow posts a journal
         • A new post appears in a followed thread (you will autofollow any thread you post in)
         • A new episode appears in a followed series (I've been told it's very buggy, though)
         • Someone comments on your journal
         • Someone replies to your comment within a journal
         • Someone tags you (To tag - @ symbol + username without punctuation folllowing, ex @Lamkia )
         • Someone sends you a friend request

      - Notifications DO NOT appear for

         • New uploaded images (people have issues with uploading images anyway, I suggest uploading somewhere else and then posting them as a journal)

         • New image comments
         • New threads (will show up on the dashboard, though)
         • New followers


      ~POSTING IMAGES~
      - Images on the internet - copy the direct address to the image (often right clicking the image offers the option to copy this) and paste it to the text editor. The image will automatically populate after you paste the address
      - Local images - Personal albums are hella buggy. Upload them elsewhere (like through imgur) and then use the directions in the above point


      ~DASHBOARD~
      - Under the Community menu
      - Activity from your followed users appears here, unlike notifications it also includes threads
      - On the left are a few handy feeds for filtering content, pretty self explanatory
      - Don't be afraid to pop open the Everyone Feed and comment on stuff! It's one of the best ways to get to know people


      ~GROUPS~
      - Under the Community menu, have their own subforums (accessible through their group page), some have their own chat tabs
      - Have the ability to publish news posts, all followers will be alerted
      - Joining group =/= following group, these are separate actions
      - Active groups to consider following -
      - RT Radio - 3 shows a week, awesome people to chat with, great music! Go to the chat tab on the group page to join in
      - RT World - includes a list of local community groups

      - RT Poppycock - Overseen by RT's own Becca (voice of Sister in RvB), posts humorous articles, expands on topics from the RT Podcast, hosts Fanart Friday
      - Official Web Development Group
      - Your own local group! If applicable


      ~FORUMS~
      - Under the Community menu
      - Forums aren't organized the best way right now and will hopefully be restructured soon. At this point I suggest browsing the Gen Discussion and FIRST forums and then others depending on your interest!
      - *Always read the first post

      - You autofollow threads you post in
      - Consider lurking in an active thread for a little or reading the last few posts before jumping right in. Otherwise feel free to post in old threads.

      - 1337 speak is generally discouraged
      - Otherwise they function just like elsewhere on the internet, have at it!
      - Next journal will feature worthwhile threads, will link here after


      ~QUESTIONS~

      - One of the tabs each profile has, allows users to submit questions for the user to answer

      - The person receiving the question will get an alert, the asker will get an alert when answered


      ~POPULAR CONTENT~
      - Under the Community menu
      - Journals and group news with the highest mod values over the past 2 days will appear here (not threads)
      - A great way to get the feel for the community and interact with active users, comment on the posts if you have something to say about it!


      ~FEATURED USER~

      - Everyday on the front page and on the main forum page a new user will be featured

      - The people are hand chosen and put into a queue. If the queue runs out, random users are featured

      - I don't know what guidelines the current FU picker has, but generally you should be an active and contributing member of the community if you wan to be chosen

      - Feel free to leave the FU a comment in congrats!


      ~REPORTING~
      - Spam and posts with content violating ToU can be reported via the little itty bitty red flags for review
      - Currently there is no way to formally report a user. If you have an issue with a user, contact an admin or flag the relevant post
      - Unfortunately, there is no way to block users right now

      - Don't be a dick or @THE_HAND will say something. THIS IS BAD.


      ~QUIRKS /BUGS/ISSUES/What have you~
      - If you post several journals in a row, followers will only be notified about the latest journal. Consider spacing out journals by a day or so for best visibility
      - Friending someone =/= following them, following must be done separately
      - New images and image comments don't send notifications
      - This is one even regular users have trouble with (ie pls read this) - When replying to a journal comment, only the user who posted the original comment will be notified 

      Image for clarification, arrows show directions notifications are sent:
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      Only User1 is getting notifications about these replies. If User1 wants User2 and User3 to get notified about their reply, User1 MUST TAG THEM using @ + username (ex @Lamkia ) in the body of the comment reply. Also, applies to User3 if they want to notify User2. Make sense?

      - Editing a journal resends notifications about it! So think twice before fixing a comma from a year old journal
      -The WYSIWYG text editor has issues in Firefox, but there are issues cross platform as well

      - When a new page is added to a thread, it takes a little bit of time before the page count updates and new post notifications might be a little finicky

      - Overtime some images linked from Tumblr stop appearing for some reason
      - I know there are more, but I can't think of any other big ones, just little ones not really worthy of comment, let me know in the comments of known bugs/workarounds!

      - Some misc functionalities like the "open in a new tab" option when posting a journal don't work (nor do any links on the site in general open in a new tab while browsing)

      - Embedding videos in a post is tricky. I've seen embedded codes work in journals, but in comments and threads you should link to the video instead 


      WHEW, okay. So this is functioning as a basic guide for new users. Look back at the top of this journal for extra info about effectively participating. Have a question? ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS in the comments. 


      And if you're new

      WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY~


      ~ Mish

    • This Will Be a Helpful Journal Someday!

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      But I need the link for it now. I will edit in the info here eventually, wheeeee!

      But for now here is a gif of a corgi because corgis make everything better


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    • Ask the Ladies + Traditional Art

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      Ever have that burning question you wanted to ask le girls about? Want an opinion on a certain situation? Or perhaps you want the solid reasoning on why girl blanket forts are superior to boys' (because they are)?


      Then come on down to the Ask the Ladies thread! Where we can have civil discussions about things like butts and bread from a female perspective. And I promise it will be 100% less toxic than the AskWomen subreddit. Anyone can ask a question or bring up a topic, not just guys, and it'd be cool if other ladies would pop in with their own opinions.


      Okay done with that plug. Now for the arty bit ------------------------


      For the past three years I've been making, almost exclusively, digital art and promoting the transfer of comics to a digital medium. Recently while talking with @AgentWashingtub008 in the comments of @SailorGirl81 's journal, I was reminded of when I added sugar to one of my works for texture. I dug up some pictures of it and looking at them I forgot how unique traditional art can be. There are some qualities you just can't simulate digitally. 


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      Dragon thing from about 5 years ago. The pictures don't give the full impression of the piece, but there is no doubt that traditional methods win in this situation, especially with the grains of sugar and gorgeous reflective quality that ink (apparently?) has.


      And then I was reminded of this one, which is maybe 8 years old at this point. We had to make a self portrait using magazine clippings (excuse the terrible glare, the modge podge layer is not photo friendly)


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      Fun fact: I ran out of my skin tone pretty fast so I had to find several lingerie catalogues and cut out the fleshy bits leaving pages of floating bras and panties. Our recycling guy probably had questions.


      Again, there was no way it would have occurred to me to make that type of texture for the skin and hair if I were working digitally. For someone who has grown dependent on digital mediums, it's a nice little reminder that sometimes traditional art can make you think in different ways.

    • Ask The Ladies

      in Forums > Ask The Ladies | Follow this topic

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      Kind of like Ask Women on Reddit, but guys won't be stoned to death for giving their own honest opinion.


      This thread can be seen as a continuation of @Kikyobutt 's journal on bras where he, @Joron093 , @ArnettV , and I talked about women's perspectives on some topics and I felt like it could continue on and that it might be interesting if others had the chance to chime in. 


      This is the place to openly ask women about pretty much any topic - clothes, social perceptions, favorite colors, how to not come across as a creep when doing certain things, how we do that thing with the hair, or whatever else crosses your mind. A priority is to keep the discussion civil without unnecessary toxic behavior because of someone else's opinion.


      Just remember - Do not take the opinions from females here as the female opinion that all women share. The community gets along so well because its members share a lot of the same interests, attitudes towards things, humor, etc, so there will be many other women out there that belong to other circles who won't share our views.

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    • Notes from the Battlefield

      2 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      My life is now measured in 5 minute units.

      Nights are cold, days burn with the heat of a thousand suns.

      The Dutch have blessed my people with a treaty of peace, allowing us and our Slovak sisters to survive the Great Dutch Steam Roll of the Northern Quadrant. I am proud of our great countrymen for defending our glorious flag (except for PeterCZ who kept fucking up the anti-aliasing pixels, ty hajzle!).


      I found a snug little corner next to the magnificent Bold and Brash to set up camp. I've had scuffles with the Green Lattice clan over the space. Want the 1/1000th of your space back, Green Lattice clan?


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      I long for the days of yesterday, when I could drink my tea in peace without the constant threat of fighting for my own survival.


      What's that? Praise the sun! The battle has officially ended!

      Half of my red poppy flower remains.


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      It may be for the better that it's over, for this battle would have plagued my productivity for days. 

      I look forward to seeing my family again. 

      I come back a changed woman.


      ~ Mish


      -----------------------


      Those that don't know, two days ago Reddit started a social experiment where the internet was given access to a huge canvas and each user was given the ability to lay down a single pixel every 5 minutes.

      Seeing how modern technology influences the way we create, communicate, and behave is something that utterly fascinates me and also how these social experiments create entire cultures surrounding them. The Button two years back (brief explanation here) was enough to start wars over a silly button attached to a timer. 


      This year's experiment is similar in it's social sense but even more complex than a simple button. People worked together to work against others, there was chastising, there were heartwarming acts of kindness, there were artistically subtle boobs and butts. It's perfect.

      The experiment is basically social politics represented by a slow multiplayer version of MS Paint.


      It interests me so much that I've got some theory lined up on it including the types of people that are involved (creators, protectors, destroyers, vandalizers), how the internet will get together and overcome anything to fulfill a meme, how time zones affect particular areas of canvas based on geographic locations (basically all the flags), how particular factions work, modes of proposals and treaties, etc.
      I'm not kidding when I say this stuff fascinates me. If it didn't end just now, I would probably be talking about this for the next month.


      Did you participate at all, cheer anyone on, or maybe just marvel at the beauty?

    • The Great Motivator

      3 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      SPITE.

      I don't rebel or show aggression except in one very specific situation, and that is when someone tells me and insists I can't do something without providing a good reason. It drives me insane.


      [rant]

      So cue yesterday morning when I was in my digital imaging class. I admit I signed up for the class purely for the credits because I know pretty much all the functionalities of Photoshop. The teacher went around and asked who uses Ps regularly and asked what they used it for. I said for some photos but mostly for drawing. In response to this the teacher went into, if I weren't to exaggerate, about a 2 minute story about how as a child they didn't have a hammer at home and when they wanted to hammer down a nail they would use pliers or whatever else was on hand and how dumb they were for doing it.


      I knew where he was going with this. He was trying to tell me via a drawn out metaphor, in a condescending way might I add, that Ps wasn't a good program for drawing. I asked him why. He said the program is only for photos and wouldn't provide any other reasons. 

      I get it. The program wasn't originally made for drawing, but that doesn't mean you can't use it for illustration. I said with a tablet and the brushes and all the other useful tools in the program that it's great for illustration. He didn't buy it. He also said that tablets without screens are total garbage. 


      If he was respectful about it and had asked 'Oh, but aren't there more useful programs for drawing?' it would've been a-okay, but he completely disregarded my opinion.

      [/end rant]


      So last night I did this: 


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      (Bigger size)


      It uses all the main features and tools of Ps including: Layering, brush tool (textured), masks, variable opacity, image adjustments (contrast, brightness, hue, levels), simple animation, layer styles (glow), various layer blending types (multiply, hue, lighter color....), filters (noise, edges), pen tool, transform tool like a bunch, gradients, and I don't even know what else that I probably use without even realizing it.


      There might be other programs that can make the same effect and I'd be welcome to try them, but I did all of this efficiently in Ps, so I wouldn't discount it to be a program just for photos.


      Lil bonus: I was fiddling with lights while taking ref pics in burst mode and knocked some stuff over so here are some srs/frown to derp faces of that


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  • About Me

    23 years old, US / Czech hybrid of sorts.

    People usually call me Mish, I don't dance, and I like cherry tomatoes and bunnies. I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to spicy food.

    I'm pretty open to friend requests for now, so feel free to shoot me one.
    (Mluvím česky)

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  • Comments (68)

    • ArnettV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gif Addict

      3 weeks ago

      Happy FU day! Two in a week? Wow!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        I guess I'm a special little muffin 

        I don't know what that is supposed to mean I just made that up but it sounds nice

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      3 weeks ago

      Reading these comments it looks like I missed your first FU day from a week ago so I'll congratulate you for both of them now. Happy FU day!!!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        Ah, no problemo, and thanks :D

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      3 weeks ago

      FU twice in one month, that's cute. JK, just playing. Gongrats FUx2.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        I feel doubly happy about it

    • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

      3 weeks ago

      Hey, FU!  yang

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        :D

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      3 weeks ago

      You are the Featured User, congratulations!  Do you you get a plaque or a trophy this time?

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        No ;-;

        Maybe next time for number 5, if there is a next time

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      3 weeks ago

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    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      3 weeks ago

      Happy FU Day! Again.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        (thanks!)

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      3 weeks ago

      Uhh..happy FU! ...again?!?! 


      There must be some timey wimey stuff goin' on here.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      3 weeks ago

      Twice in - what? A week?


      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      3 weeks ago

      Again?!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        ....wat


        I mean I'm pretty cool I guess, but not this cool 

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 weeks ago

        twice in a week is like, you're so cool I'm slightly intimidated

    • CoffeeNut78 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PUC the Lunatic

      4 weeks ago

      guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?


      Not quite.  Goulash vs Gumbo..... I live in the northern USA so I am familiar with Goulash.  But I have family on the Louisiana gulf that have taught me to cook Cajun.  


      And though I love my dad's family goulash.... it does not hold a candle to my mother's,  aunt's GUMBO.  


      I wish  I had my Aunt's Gumbo recipe.  

      I love to cook and her gumbo is the best I have ever had.


      Now maybe it is not the best in the WORLD!!

      But it is the best to me because it is a 3 generation recipe made with family love.



      I really need to put the 15 pages of hand written notes into a txt format some day.

      You give me your Goulash and I'll give you my Gumbo/




      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 weeks ago

        Well the guláš I have in mind isn't the same as what is served in the US. Czech guláš is essentially a soup with potatoes, beef, peppers, and a tomato based broth. That's not to mean that it is any closer to gumbo, but I would definitely like to try it sometime c:

    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      1 month ago

      RT Radio DJ AND FU the next day?! Some people have all the luck  wink

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        4 weeks ago

        It must be rigged, clearly :D

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 month ago

      Happy FU day!  Embrace the FU, EMBRACE IT!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        4 weeks ago

        Aye aye, cap-i-tan!

    • ArnettV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gif Addict

      1 month ago

      Happy FU day! Night? Period of time in which your face is on the front page of the site!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      1 month ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

      1 month ago

      Just in time for you Disc Jockial debut, a celebratory F to U.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 month ago

        Yay! I was kinda hoping not to make another journal for a while since I've made so many lately, but for FU it's obligatory!

      • AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

        1 month ago

        Yeah @Lamkia , between making mine and a general two-day rule for big posts, I've had to push some back. 

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      3 months ago

      Thanks for the advice and compliments earlier. It means a lot, thanks. 

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        3 months ago

        I'm glad I could be of some use, and I hope to see more stuff!

      • Evv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinEverett

        3 months ago

        Same here, I appreciate the comment you left on my journal. It made me lift my head a bit higher. Thank you sm! 

    • LonktothePast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Just want to say, best cover photo, ever.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        8 months ago

        Thanks! My favorite part about it is how Adam peeps out of the side when I'm on mobile


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    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      9 months ago

      Congratulations on having your Raven mask selected for the 30th Fan Art Friday!matt-32.png 

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        9 months ago

        Thanks! I'm glad I managed to get such a nice round number like 30 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Hey, everything going good? You seem to have been pretty quiet on the site or in the OCC at least. Don't forget, RTX is in like a week and I'm expecting to see you at the OCC dinner meet up if nothing else. Take care.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        As you probably already read in the OCC, I'm okay! I just had to duck out for a little for school because the community can get quite distracting when I have to study non stop. Thanks for worries, though (you guys are the best), and I can't wait to see you guys next week! :D

    • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      1 year ago

      - A failed test, ignore (◡‿◡✿) ~

    • Jim_Survak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ain't Nobody

      1 year ago

      Hey Lamkia,

      I know you commented a while back on my sleep experiments. It just so happens I was listening to one of my podcasts today & the host has been doing his own methods for trying to find what works best to help him sleep. He's still testing everything so this is not final & he's also not a doctor. But I thought of you & wanted to give you the option of checking it out.


      https://www.grc.com/health/sleep/healthy_sleep_for...

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Awesome, I'll definitely take a look at it, thanks! c:

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentines Day!


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      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Thank you :D You too!

    • kaosblack21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V.3.0

      1 year ago

      Yay! Fellow OCC-goer! Coolest group of people ever!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Yeees, truer words have never been spoken~

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Hello~ Thanks for the request! c:

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        1 year ago

        No problem! It's always nice to meet someone new!

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      1 year ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Sounds interesting!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        1 year ago

        I see what you did there...


        Also welcome hope you like learning new things

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      1 year ago

      FU! Congrats! :D

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Oh thanks! I didn't notice this till now, sorry for the late response :l

      • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

        1 year ago

        Haha XD it's quite alright XD better late than never right?

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Wow really? Featured User again? I would say Congratulations, but sadly you already unlocked the Achievement from 7 months ago XD

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Nuuuuuu, give it to me again! 

      • IndiaRT28

        1 year ago

        Oh fine. . . :P

        "Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User II!"

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Hm, I didn't actually expect you to. Now I feel like a dick.

        Thank you~ c:

    • DRosales

      2 years ago

      Congrats on your featured user status!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      2 years ago

      I am literally leaving you my most sincere comment.

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        2 years ago

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      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        2 years ago

        I am so overwhelmed by your sincerity~

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Ishmalite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley0.gif

    • IndiaRT28

      2 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        2 years ago

        I feel so accomplished~

  • Questions answered by Lamkia

    Can't say I have, no, but I'm sure it's good! I'm from the way Northeast (I'm basically Canadian) so there wasn't much of it around. I've had the Czech equivalent which is guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?

    First reaction to question: Holy shit that is very specific.


    Feather pens look cool and all, but I wouldn't be able to stand the orange ink. In which case hands down I'd take the mask. I probably wouldn't use it a whole lot because I'm never really tempted by those types of x-ray vision scenarios (I really don't need to see nor care about people dicking around in their own places) but I reckon a situation will come by at some point to prove handy.


    Also who is this old woman and were is she getting these mystical items from? Can I choose her? I want her. She can randomly hand me magic things and I'll go oooohh aaahhh at them.

    Fish or Chicken?

    | Asked by: XOAnimeXO 4 months ago

    As a roommate: Definitely a fish

    As a sibling: A chicken

    As a lunch choice: Always and forever chicken

    Vanilla or chocolate?

    | Asked by: Hanako23 7 months ago

    I mean I'd rather eat chocolate than the dried up seed pods of Mexican orchids.


    Ice cream? Neither, I'm one of few that isn't too keen on ice cream. If so, strawberry is where it's at.

    (Oops completely forgot about this, my b)


    Realistic answer: I'd like to teach an art program that covers a variety of mediums. Not just traditional figure drawing but also digital typography, simple animation, etc.


    Unrealistic answer: I'd love to teach a class called How to Create, Maintain, and Properly Join a Line at Train Station Ticket Windows because apparently the people of Olomouc have no idea how lines work. The name of the school would be The Ideal World Academy.

    Oh wow, thank you <3
    Specifically for digital art, a drawing tablet is pretty much 100% necessary for the stuff I do, mice are inaccurate and really unnatural. Pretty much all of my drawings are done in Photoshop or Fire Alpaca (an awesome free alternative to Ps!), but I know some people that never touch Ps and use something like SAI or Corel instead. I find process videos of digital art to be really helpful for learning program functions in a practical context. But for the very basics, I'm sure there are tons of videos on YouTube that can explain them 6163464641 times better than me. I know almost all the ins and outs of Ps because I've been using it and teaching myself since I was 12, mostly by accidentally hitting keys and figuring out what they do.


    I usually do a hand sketch first and then take a terrible picture of it with my phone and trace it in Ps, but lately I've been doing everything digitally but it just doesn't feel as natural as having a pencil and paper. :l


    I also find it really important to collect images that I like from the internet. I constantly revisit them to see what I like about them and if I can incorporate it into my drawing. I've got a big folder with ~26,000 images (heh) and then a smaller one with ones I really have a liking for with about 100 images.


    Hm, I think that's all I can think of for right now that isn't obvious, like to keep at it and practice.
    TLDR: I guess the videos are best for learning functions and then studying other people's work to learn how to use those functions is the best method. Hope it helps at least a little!~