Silver Bullet Eric

Ex-lawyer turned rules lawyer, occasional printer

old-manrupee asked: Umm how can I hack your Hamlet book to get to the story parts about soup and soup recipes? I've read it through a fairly large number of times now but no soup? (I'm kinda dreading that it might be because I hate shakespeare's misogynist choices and don't often go down that route)

ryannorth:

To get to a soup recipe, you need to play as Hamlet, stay close to Shakespeare’s options, and choose to kill Polonius the first chance you get (when Hamlet says to him “God, I could just stab you through a curtain”, choose that).  

You will find yourself in a locked-room puzzle with only a few moves to dispose of the body before being discovered.  Direct your choices towards making stew, and in one of the endings you will be rewarded with a really excellent recipe for stew.

ATTENTION EVERYONE ELSE: I am not making this up, this is a partial walkthrough for that book I wrote.

successisnotanoption:

i did small sketches of all the speakers at the XOXO Conference. This was kind of tricky because 1) I am not a particularly adept portraitist. 2) Even from the best seat I got, they were pretty far away. 3) They obviously weren’t holding still in any way.

Also refer back to item 1. But all the same, here they are.

drawgabbydraw:

Cthulhu Letterpress-printed Christmas Cards with Foil Accent
I posted a link to this over the weekend, but in case you missed it, my friend Eric is making some pretty great letterpress Christmas cards using a Cthulhu illustration of mine. Cthulhu Christmas cards!!! Click the photo above to visit our Kickstarter page, or click here! We’re already funded, but you can donate if you want to receive some cards of your own to mail out at Christmas. You have until Oct. 26th to reserve cards. Yay!

drawgabbydraw:

Cthulhu Letterpress-printed Christmas Cards with Foil Accent

I posted a link to this over the weekend, but in case you missed it, my friend Eric is making some pretty great letterpress Christmas cards using a Cthulhu illustration of mine. Cthulhu Christmas cards!!! Click the photo above to visit our Kickstarter page, or click here! We’re already funded, but you can donate if you want to receive some cards of your own to mail out at Christmas. You have until Oct. 26th to reserve cards. Yay!

Cthulhu Letterpress-Printed & Foil-Stamped Holiday Cards

drawgabbydraw:

YOU GUYS. I have been so busy and not at home that I haven’t even blogged this but do you need Cthulu Christmas cards in your life? That I illustrated? That will be lovingly hand printed on a letterpress by my friend Eric? Do you? Well then you should visit our Kickstarter page and make it happen. Basically, fund us and get cards. Check it out!!!

knitmeapony:

jadelyn:

blue-author:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.
I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).
Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).
To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)
If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.
(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)
Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

This is blatant abuse of the DMCA process.Reproducing an image for the purpose of commentary and criticism is covered under fair use. People treat that as a gray area even though it’s really not… eschergirls is protected and essential speech.But trying to get THIS post taken down? What exactly is he claiming ownership over?

God, boys are so fucking sensitive. What, can’t take a joke? Can’t handle some criticism? Go cry on your xbox or something.

When this happens, file a counter-notification: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf  I know Escher Girls are on this, but for everyone else’s benefit: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/responding-dmca-takedown-notice-targeting-your-content

The DMCA requires your service provider to notify you promptly when it removes any of your content because of a takedown notice, and you have the right to submit a counter-notice asking that the material be put back up. There is no specific time limit for submitting a counter-notice, but you should not delay unreasonably in doing so. If you send a counter-notice, your online service provider is required to replace the disputed content unless the complaining party sues you within fourteen business days of your sending the counter-notice.

Don’t let jerks bully you. Don’t let them use the DCMA to take down legitimate criticism.

knitmeapony:

jadelyn:

blue-author:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.

I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).

Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).

To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.

(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

This is blatant abuse of the DMCA process.

Reproducing an image for the purpose of commentary and criticism is covered under fair use. People treat that as a gray area even though it’s really not… eschergirls is protected and essential speech.

But trying to get THIS post taken down? What exactly is he claiming ownership over?

God, boys are so fucking sensitive. What, can’t take a joke? Can’t handle some criticism? Go cry on your xbox or something.

When this happens, file a counter-notification: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf  I know Escher Girls are on this, but for everyone else’s benefit: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/responding-dmca-takedown-notice-targeting-your-content

The DMCA requires your service provider to notify you promptly when it removes any of your content because of a takedown notice, and you have the right to submit a counter-notice asking that the material be put back up. There is no specific time limit for submitting a counter-notice, but you should not delay unreasonably in doing so. If you send a counter-notice, your online service provider is required to replace the disputed content unless the complaining party sues you within fourteen business days of your sending the counter-notice.

Don’t let jerks bully you. Don’t let them use the DCMA to take down legitimate criticism.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Equates Cincinnati With Suicide

handeaux:

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Back in 1956, Allon T. Schoener (yes “Allon”) was in his second year as director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. An exhibition of 36 works from the Mary E. Johnston collection was running successfully in a space loaned by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Mr. Schoener reached out to…

skinnyghost:

twofistin:

theendofaspark:

this is never going to not be funny 

reminder that Chris Pratt is, in fact, real life Emmet Brickowski.

I watched this three times. Oh man.