theoldaeroplane:

The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures…

TODAY I FOUND WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CROSS-PLATFORM MODERN DAY AGE OF EMPIRES WITH FANTASY THEMES AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

Browser Extensions for Autism (also useful for ADHD/Dyslexia etc)

askanautistic:

Chrome:

Text Mode -Good for those who are visually sensitive. loads pages in black and white/all text/obscures images. It’s also helpful for those who use screen readers. (Thanks to http://daigonite.tumblr.com/)

FlashControl -Stops Flash animations running by themselves. (Thanks to lysikan.tumblr.com)

BeeLine Reader -Uses a colour gradient that guides your eyes for those with difficulty reading monocolour text. (Thanks to nihilmeliusnihilpeius.tumblr.com)

Hacker Vision -Makes backgrounds black and text white to reduce the level of light your eyes are exposed to.

nyt_mod -Dims your browser screen-5 customisable levels (thanks to queermisandrist.tumblr.com)

Update:

F.lux/G.lux -makes the colour of your computer’s display change according to time of day (warm at night and bright during the day). Cuts down on harsh contrast. (Thanks to kelpforestdweller and anon)

Readability -Ensures every webpage is in a clear readable view with the option of disabling the page’s background noise and clutter. Great for the inattentive.

Hide GIFs -Turn on to hide any gifs from displaying.

Firefox: (Massive thanks to kiyoteruhiyama.tumblr.com for all these)

Image Block - Turn off all images on a webpage by clicking the button in the upper right section of the browser window.

Flashblock - Block all flash animations. (note that java must be enabled for this to work.)

Easy Read - Links, instead of being different colors, are now the same font/color as the rest of the text.

No Color - Disable background colors or images on websites.

Black background and white text - Self-explanatory. Can reduce eye strain or help those with sensitive vision.

Screen Dimmer - Dim the browser screen to reduce eye strain

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.

But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.

If he looked like this

I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”

Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.

A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

COOKING TIP

isozyme:

if you’re making a cream sauce from a roux and you’d like a) for it to be smooth and perfect plus b) you’re an impatient fucker like me

heat the milk up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes while you make up your roux

upon adding the warmed milk, your sauce will thicken almost instantly, and won’t be so prone to breaking into that sad grainy texture.  success!

Art Prompts

bullflight:

I was talking to a friend about art studies and the like and though I’d make a daily prompt based on the few art books I have left around here. These are all very open-ended prompts and anyone can take them as far as they’d like. 

Experimenting with your methods is key. 

WEEK ONE

  • Drawn an inanimate object or group of inanimate objects from real-life.
  • Draw an animal from real life (or use a reference if you can’t obtain an animal)
  • Use more than one form of media on a piece. (If you’re using digital art, use various textured brushes)
  • Draw your muse with five different expressions.
  • Draw your muse without erasing anything.
  • Draw a self portrait.
  • Draw some vent art using the only two colors.

Week one bonus: draw flowers. Lots of flowers. either little pictures or a fancy bouquet. it’s up to you, just draw flowers.

WEEK TWO

  • Use a white pencil on black (or dark colored) paper. Shade by applying hightlights.
  • Draw three different body types in three different poses each. From real life or reference.
  • Shade something using a cross-hatching technique.
  • Pick a body part. Draw and shade it vigorously. Make it as realistic as you can
  • Draw a set of hands without erasing any lines.
  • Draw your muse’s portrait using only black shadows (no midtones)
  • Draw something wet.

Week two bonus: draw fur. It can be a coat or on an animal or just a fuzzy hairstyle. Experiment with color and texture.

WEEK THREE

  • Paint three shapes: a sphere, a cone and a cube. Each should be a different color.
  • Shade something only using pointillism (dots)
  • Draw your muse as if they were looking at a very bright light.
  • Draw your muse sleeping with a limited color palette (3 or 5 colors)
  • Draw your muse stretching. Shade it.
  • Paint a self portrait.
  • Paint your muse with a genuine smile.

Week three bonus: draw metal. draw chrome or gold or pewter. It can be on a robot, or in jewelry. Make is stick out.

WEEK FOUR

  • Draw your muse and line the artwork
  • Color yesterday’s prompt three different ways. (Change the lighting or the colors or the medium)
  • Draw your muse interacting with another person.
  • Paint your muse with an emotional expression. (Bonus points for painting tears)
  • Draw your muse wearing something incredibly fancy.
  • Draw your muse however you like, but do not use black or white at all.
  • Paint your muse and make it sexy.

Week four bonus: Combine all the previous week’s bonus prompts into one with your muse.

As a final note: if you decide to participate, go ahead and tag your pieces as bullflight prompts so I can watch. I’ll be starting on the 1st myself.

theoldaeroplane:

birdologist:

i should probably learn to cook so i can have more than one food item a day

i’m absolutely useless in the kitchen i just get nervous and kind of stare at everything instead of actually doing anything

I am, personally, a lazy fuck in general but i’ve had to do a lot more cooking in the last year since I can’t eat gluten anymore! however i still try to be a lazy fuck at all times. favorites you may be able to approximate:

pb & j. crunchy pb, the kind with honey mixed in! i can’t go back to regular peanut butter now. protip: put the peanut butter on both pieces of bread and dump jelly/jam of choice in the middle. keeps it a bit more stable

recent favorite: those 99 cent cans of condensed soup. they heat up in literally minutes, make a good meal on their own. i HIGHLY recommend getting a bag of pretzels with them and dropping the pretzels in: they don’t go soggy as fast as saltines or oyster crackers and give a nice crunch. if you’re feeling fance you can get one of those cans that doesn’t need extra water but those are more expensive and some taste weird (avoid progresso, go for wolfgang puck). this is a great one for when you seriously don’t want to spend any damn time on it.

frozen chicken nuggets. for optimal results you gotta bake em; you can take advantage of this by baking fries or something else on the same baking sheet. my personal favorite is brussel sprouts, which do take a little bit to prepare but they’re very very good. cut the sprouts’ stems off and cut them in half, toss them in olive oil, throw them on your baking sheet and dump salt and pepper on them. bake at 450° for 10-13 minutes. delicious and healthy

NACHOS ARE SO INCREDIBLY EASY. get cantina-style tortilla chips (ones that are less likely to break under weight) and tostito’s salsa con queso. dump chips on plate, dump queso on chips. this is fine on its own, but you can improve it by dumping refried beans, shredded cheese, guac, shredded/ground meat of choice, or pico de gallo/other salsa on it. microwave that shit for like idk a minute, a minute and a half. i’ve actually tried baking nachos and they don’t even taste as good as the microwaved ones, what’s the deal

i literally just keep a big box of corn chex sitting around in my room most of the time. not the best food option but great when i’m decidedly Not Leaving The Room for a while. also works with pretzels. just buy a big friggin bag of pretzels and have it live in your room. it’s not the greatest food source but it beats the hell out of not eating

my local grocery store sells these little instant miso soup packets that work like hot chocolate packets: put contents in mug, add hot water, stir. not super filling but super fast. goes good with rice.

my breakfast most days: fried ham slices (literally just. heat up a pan and throw that shit on there and wait), waffles, and fruit if we have it. or yogurt. i hate eating in the morning but i always feel much better later if i do

life hack: acquire preferred crackers, a soft cheese you like, and summer sausage. bring a knife and a plate and you can cart it all back to your room and just make them as you eat them.

spaghetti saved my life in college. cook noodles, dump sauce and parmesean on. add salt/pepper/red pepper/basil leaves/etc if you’re feeling fancy.

rice is a pain in the ass to cook but you CAN get these sweet little microwave rice cookers that make the whole process much less painful. i think most grocery stores with cookware sections sell em.

if you’re feeling daring, stir frys are super simple and hard to screw up. just slice up veg you like and maybe a meet and dump it in a pan (not too many at once or they’ll steam instead of fry). wait. remove from heat. devour (also great with rice)

also if you do get into the habit of rice it’s just one of those super handy staple foods. soy sauce is okay, but if you ever find yourself in an asian food store look for furikake. it’s rice seasoning and gives white on rice a more interesting kick than soy sauce. rousong is also a great easy addition to rice; rousong aka MEAT WOOL is dehydrated meat (usually pork i think) you can just buy little containers of and throw into stuff like rice. rice is basically all about figuring out how to make it interesting, which isn’t hard!

OK IM DONE I THINK SORRY LMAO

i’m just very food oriented while also being very lazy and having lived with depression and i’ve had How Food troubles too, so my life hacks are mostly How Can I Food As Well As Possible With As Little Effort As Possible, so i hope maybe these can be useful to you!?!

EDIT: OH—and i’m going to promo one particular thing

it’s my water bobblei love my bobble. im sure you know staying hydrated is super important but i would seriously have days where i went like 8-10 hours without drinking any water because i’m a moron and would forgot. a friend sent me a bobble and now i’m a water addict.

you can get them in sizes from small to mchugelarge, and they have a carbon filter in the top that makes water taste much, MUCH better. and they’re just really easy to remember. other water bottles never really worked for me because they would leak and shit but i’ve never had a problem with that with any of my bobbles. you can get these at best buys, old navys, and online!

theoldaeroplane:

theoldaeroplane:

theoldaeroplane:

thesegoddamnpancakes:

Oh tumblr, my tumblr.

I am going to be attempting to run a horror game set in a near-future cyberpunk-type setting in a week or so. If you can provide me with your best horror pictures, setting ideas, story hooks, and stories in general, I will be terribly grateful!

i’ve been fucking summoned. i’ll try to remember this tomorrow and dig through my resources for you.

for now i leave you with the dogscape.

reblogging to remind myself and also because all should know of the dogscape

okay here i go. Some of these I haven’t read in a while but for the most part this is the best of what I found in my ye old days of suptg diving. It’s not all strictly cyberpunk but it is a hell of a lot of horror.

These ARE all from 4chan. /tg/ tends to be one of the better boards but you’ve been warned. Also hopefully you haven’t already ransacked these threads.

Server Crash

Okay I lied this one’s mostly just cyberpunk. SC is one of /tg/’s homebrew settings: “In the near future, the Internet becomes sentient and uploads everyone’s brains, forcing them to fight for survival in an insane wasteland full of sentient programs, malicious viruses, and things far worse.”

Making PCs Shit Bricks

A collection of not necessarily plot related events designed to scare the crap out of PCs.

Silent Hill

A plea for help with creepy events in a Silent Hill based game.

How to Scare your PCs

/tg/ discusses how to create fear and suspicion during horror games.

Uncommon monstrosities in modern horror

OP asks for uncommon monsters for an urban setting, many ideas were given. (This one also suggests Keith Thompson for art and inspiration, who is a horror treasure trove.

Spooky Archives Thread - 

While rolling through old document, I found 88 pages of creepy stuff. (Also has creepy images.)

The God Machine

A Delta Green/CoC GM comes to /tg/ with a disturbing idea he penned down at four in the morning, for an enormous torture machine. /tg/ convinces him he’s not crazy, and gives ideas and advice. (Not sure how you could work this one in anywhere but it might give you ideas. I really enjoyed reading it, anyway.)

Oak River

Discussion about playing outside leads to a neat little game idea and horror advice,.

Horrors in a nuclear bomb shelter

My campaign this weekend managed to cause the entire house to be unable to sleep and one party member to just kill himself in-game. Then try to go watch movies in another room to forget the horrors but ended up coming back in because he didn’t want to be alone.

Answering Machine

YOU HAVE THREE. HUNDRED. AND THIRTY. THREE. NEW MESSAGES.

Creepy Wall Campaign

For a very different sort of setting, but has some good horror set-ups.

Numbers Stations

one
one
two
three
five
eight
thirteen
twenty-one
thirty-four
fifty-five
eighty-nine

Immersion

First off, I have secured an entrance into a disused corner of an academic building on campus. It’s a storage room with bare concrete walls, a few glaring bulbs, and enough chairs and tables to go around.

What scares you, /tg/?

I still don’t know which is real and which is fake.

That fucking Mars campaign

The five players and a team of NPC’s would be sent to Mars to assist the surviving researchers at the base camp in investigating the disaster, recover the dead, and possibly continue the exploration in hopes of discovering the source of the mysterious radio signal.

I, of course, insisted that to keep everyone in character as astronauts, the players had to wear gas masks I’d found for ten bucks apiece online to simulate wearing a spacesuit. I then proceeded to completely fuck with their heads.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Best Blurbs Ever

This book consists of ideas, images, and quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in weird fiction.

Dr. Seuss

After his death, he became an Outer God, more powerful than all the rest.

Exhume

It’s the far future. Far enough that humanity has forgotten where it came from. Human colonies scattered all over the known universe. Something terrible happened a few millenia ago. All humans died. Artificially enhanced humans survived.

Aaand that’s all I’ve got.

I also have nightmare fuel and creepypasta pasta tags.

thesegoddamnpancakes

why did i click on any of these 

dualpaperbags:

Now you too can play along with Yuri Bingo at home

dualpaperbags:

Now you too can play along with Yuri Bingo at home

crafts4geeks:

You’ve seen them online. You’ve always wanted to try them. You’ve always wondered how much better your gaming life would be if only your dice were chocolate. No more! Now you can make them yourself with Our Nerd Home’s tutorial on how to make your own chocolate dice.

Make Your Own Chocolate Gaming Dice

Easy and delicious. One trip to the craft store and you’ll have a rank in Profession: Chocolatier