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  1. Your calligraphy on that one looks amazing, nice work! I experimented some more with the mica powder, and it's pretty freaking amazing. You can paint with it just in suspension with water (but you need to coat with fixative after it dries or it can rub off). Some samples of what it looks like are spoiled below.
  2. Mushroom Girl, awakened to "Find and bring back truffles"
  3. Hahahaha, I have no idea what this is but that is so freaking awesome! Someone, please, bring God that hand! I'll be thinking about this for sure...
  4. So the idea that T's boon/bane was specifically created to take out Odium (as espoused by @RShara, @Calderis, and many others, myself included) just got one more serious bit of evidence with this recent WoB from the Tel Aviv signing: It seemed pretty obvious with the nature of T's boon/bane that it most likely required direct shardic intervention, but this is confirmation that Cultivation herself gave T his vacillating states of extreme intelligence/callousness and extreme stupidity/emotional empathy. It can be conjectured with near certainty from reading Oathbringer that the unfolding of Dalinar's boon/bane was specifically timed for effect. In Dalinar's case the memories arrived at key times to keep him moving along his path of Spiritual Growth. The fact that T has seen Cultivation herself and his bane/boon is most likely unfolding under the, at times, active guidance of Cultivation makes it far more likely, as Rshara likes to say, that T is a Plant, and that he and the Diagram are weapons specifically designed to take down Odium. What's incredibly interesting is that the Diagram has multiple layers of subterfuge, in a sense it exists to distract Odium from the true plan, while at the same time guiding key actors towards the desired end goal. So it is both smoke and mirrors and the true plan. There are quite a few threads with the specifics of this theory, I'll update this OP with spoilered thread links later, I've got to get some work done. Just saw this WoB and was pretty excited about the mini confirmation of one of the most exciting theories on the Shard. Exciting stuff!
  5. I do believe this is the full quote, from the Secret Life of Walter Mitty (which according to my incredibly shallow internet research is also the official motto of Life Magazine, go figure): "To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life." I think you're up @Snipexe if you want to google up a qoute.
  6. Really nice work! I just found this out recently, you can buy colored mica powder with metallic casts (like gold, bronze, silver, etc) and then mix that into whatever black ink you are using and it mixes with the ink in suspension and looks freaking amazing when it's dry. Since it's a powder you are adding you can completely control the level of metallic sheen too, here's a link to the mica powder I'm talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Mica-Powder-COMPETITORS-Cosmetic-Beautiful/dp/B07C2YFGD2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=Gold+mica+powder&qid=1571763336&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFUNk5IQkEwUUoyM04mZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyMzU2OTQyNE5TNzZMTTdLNDc2JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNTk5NTcxTkc5OFM1REZEQjNUJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== I only have first hand experience using the bronze colored powder, and it was mixed in with sumi ink. The dried results are pretty remarkable though. This should also work with acrylic or oil paints too, I haven't tried those out yet, but it's really fun to paint with metallic ink! Seriously nice work!
  7. It's always great to see the Limericks thread back on top again (where it belongs). So toot toot, pip pip and cheerio and so forth and so on, without further ado here's another limerick for you. On Scadrial it's alright to waffle, But on Roshar you'll probably feel awful if you make a mistake and try the tenth pancake— Unless it's your spirit that's wanting a jaw-full.
  8. I just asked my daughter what book she was going to read, and being delightfully oblivious in an Usagi from Sailor Moon kind of way she told me she was going to read that book I gave her, "You know that one by Brandon Samsung, We are the Kings".
  9. I use a Cross Century II, it has a fine split nib that gives good thick to thin variation in line with differential pressure. Also. I can get a nice tech pen style ultra thin line if I turn my pen upside down and write just with the tip. It's worth trying with your pens because it's a really nice effect. Awesome, thanks for the recommendations!
  10. First off, I really like your analysis @Ripheus23, but I think this is one of those cases where complexity tends to distract from the solution to the problem. Let's analyze the sentence "This sentence is false". Firstly what is the proposition that is being assigned a truth value of true or false here? Let's look at a couple different ways we could write similar sentences, that takes out the self-referential "this" so we can get a sense of what the truth statement we are trying to determine is. The sentence is false. Tommy's sentence is false. These are provable/refutable assertions because the subject of the statement corresponds to a discrete object, that is not the sentence itself. The assertion contained in both is that were you to examine "the" sentence or Tommy's sentence you would find that they were false. So the assertion of the Liar's index sentence is that were you to examine the sentence itself you would find that it is false, but there is no testable proposition. It's simply a tautological assertion that the sentence itself "is" something, namely false. Paradoxes abound when you construct self-testing identity statements. As far as Quine's paradox goes, it's another case where the object that is subjected to the truth value test is self contained and self referencing. When you examine what the assertion the sentence Is actually making, it is simply a self negating identity. This particular variant does away with the "this" and the "is", but the net effect is the same. These are paradoxes because they were constructed to be paradoxes, but unlike paradoxes like Xeno's paradox they are essentially meaningless because they are self referential, so they in effect aren't saying anything outside of themselves. While admittedly being very fun to think about, the net effect of these paradoxes is to aid the net increase of entropy in the universe, as brains churn out heat spinning in meaningless self-recurssive cycles.
  11. I have a cross refillable fountain pen which has a refillable ink cartridge, so with one fountain pen I can use pretty much any ink I want, which is really nice. The nice thing about drawing with my fountain pen is that I can get thick to thin line variations with the pen nib and I can use a non-waterproof ink and then use a wet paintbrush to activate the ink and pull it from the lines. It's really fun to shade pen and ink drawings with cross-hatching and then pull the ink around with a wet brush, it's a really nice effect. @Kasimir do you use any special types of ink? I really like Mont Blanc black, it has a really nice and subtle blue cast.
  12. I love this song and your parody's amazing, great work Personifcation!
  13. Is it part of "A Whole New Wotld from Aladdin"?
  14. Heiress, Ferris, Embarass, compare-us, scare-us, etc. You've got this. Have you ever noticed the word Embarass looks like it's describing the picture on the coppertone suntan lotion bottle? Em-bar-chull?
  15. That is so pretty! Syl looks great in her human form, and I love the stylized Shadesmar too. The sea of glass beads looks great, the sky looks freaking amazing, and the composition is really interesting and well balanced, nice work!