Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Seryn - We Will All Be Changed | Sofar DFW

Friday, July 8, 2016

Quick Cover: Dragon Age Inquisition - Once We Were by Malukah

A great cover from Malukah of the Dragon Age Inquisition song Once We Were . If you haven't already heard her other awesome songs,, then I highly suggest exploring her channel.  She's a great musician, and does a ton of nerd-related song covers (Dragon Age, Skyrim, Lord of the Rings) as well as original songs.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Six Website to Learn Programming

It can be tough to narrow down which websites that you should use to learn programming. Below are six websites that will give a basic understanding of programming and front-end web development.
  1. Codecademy
  2. Free Code Camp
  3. Learn CPP
  4. W3Schools
  5. Harvard - CS50 Intro to Computer Science
  6. The Odin Project

Read reviews of these programming sites here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thrifted Transformations | Youtube Channel for Repurposing Thrift Store Clothes

Thrifted Transformations is an incredibly interesting channel where April find thrift store pieces and transforms them into cool modern pieces. In the video above you can watch her transform a denim mumu into a cute string dress with unique embroidery.

Her channel also has DIY costume ideas, and general DIY ideas such as: upsizing a shirts,making a bandeau swim suit, and quick fixes for thrift store finds that don't require a complete refashioning.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

(Gotye) Somebody That I Used To Know - Sungha Jung (ukulele)

The Youtube, Sungha Jung, plays Somebody that I Used  to know on the ukulele. This guy is so talented. He's a South Korean musician who plays a ton of different string instruments.

You can watch and listen to more of his work on his website: http://www.sunghajung.com/

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

List of Free Resources to Learn Anything

Wanna learn how to do all the things? Use the resources found below. They should all be free -  freeish.

3D modeling
Digital Painting:
Vector Drawing:
Digital Music Production:
Music MIxing:
  • http://mixxx.org/
  • For digital music production there is also reaper, you can use the demo (which is like the full version) as long as you want(and not only during 60days as advertised). : www.reaper.fm
  • Audacity
Photo/Image Editing:
Go to school and take courses:
Learn programming:
Learn about Cyber Security!
Make a game:
Learn a language:
Play old arcade games:
Learn how to fly a flight sim:
Nothing Needed
  • Write a book or short story. No Internet needed. Just word and your imagination.
Also for digital painting:
And for regular painting/figure drawing:
(New Masters Academy-they have gesture practice there too)
To practice gesture:
Reference libraries for people:
Can't think of what to draw? Here's an image randomizer of things to draw
Edit: I didn't post the original post, credit is up top. But I am adding things others are suggesting.
Edit: added formatting which I just learned. So that's a free thing.

This is a list that I'm saving so that I can find it again later. The original list was found on Reddit /r/askreddit

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Recommendation - The Liveship Traders Trilogy

I just finished the Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb. I am emotionally exhausted, and Robin Hobb is a goddess among men.

I began this series after finishing her Farseer Trilogy, and so, at the beginning, I was disappointed that these books were not direct continuations of that series. However, I quickly realized how amazing she is at creating an entire world. The books are set  in the same world, but it's not just that previous characters make cheap cameos, (in fact, I don't believe that any previous characters are included in this trilogy), however, the world has a feeling of continuation with major world shaking events mentioned organically. 

In fact, one of the things that impressed me the most, is Robin Hobb's world creation. Her world is inhabited with people, and countries, and political systems that don't rely on tropes. I would get a taste, and fall in love with one culture, and then would be pulled into an apposing culture where I would then see their faults.

The same can be said for the characters and story lines as well. There is no pure good or pure evil in this universe. There are shitty, misguided, brave individuals doing what they honestly believe is best. The protagonists mess up, and make hella mistakes that you won't agree with. Characters that you start out loving, you learn to severely dislike, and the obvious bad characters are still human.

Worth a read. Or two.

You can buy Ship of Magic from Amazon for $9.