There’s a duck on my sunroof.
INSANITY JAM 3 STARTS IN ONE WEEK
So for those of you who have been following me for more than three months, you will know that I am one of the two main people behind Insanity Jam (With Alamantus doing the real work), a game jam where you make a game based on a randomly generated game description.
I want to cordially invite everyone who makes indie games, regardless of skill level, to join in with our game jam. The game idea generator makes the jam a very fun, non-serious environment to explore what really makes a game a game.
If you are interested in joining, come make an account on our forums!
I hope to see lots of people that I know from tumblr in the jam. Lets have fun and make bizarre games!
P.S. I would really appreciate some reblogs of this post to spread the word, thanks!
Felt like painting an owl drinking tea
WIP hopefully will stay motivated to finish it
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.
i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.
I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.
My first pixel run cycle.
Made for my boyfriend redeyemaniac's game.
“Mirror Gem" storyboard art:
Here are some drawings I did early on in the storyboarding process for one of the recent episodes of Steven Universe, “Mirror Gem”. Sometimes sketching things out like this first helps me figure out the mood, along with significant bits of acting I’d like to work toward.
RAVEN M MOLISEE!!!
Breakfast princess has two younger sisters, toast princess and strudel princess.
If you’re talking about my princess poster, no it’s not all the princesses as the show keeps introducing more. However wild berry princess is definitely on there.