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Just my luck.

The laptop I was borrowing blew it’s power supply as well. Everything I touch is doomed to fail apparently.

Anyway, the tech called and Skyfur was ready to be picked up, so I went to get it. Now it’s back home, under my desk where it belongs. The only problem is, I lost the half a Trance page I was working on, five new desktop images I was going to share with Trance readers as a donation package, a commission, and some writing progress when the second computer died.

I just can’t gain any ground and it’s really frustrating me. Now I’m trying to get my shit set up yet again, properly this time, so I can continue where I left off a week ago (or more, I don’t even….)

Ugh…I just want to lay down and not face the world right now. My brain doesn’t deal with setbacks in a very smooth manner and I transition through various stages of anger and grumpitude before finally addressing a solution. I’m only just passing max grumpus stage now.


List of Smut Writing Guides

Below is a list of guides that have been written on how to write smut. Credit goes to their original writers. This list will be updated each time I find a new smut guide. [Each link below is titled as the topic it covers]

Yes, some of these may not relate directly to smut or cover the topic, but they can be helpful when writing smut. Some of these are labeled the same thing, but each one links to a different resource.

The updated list can always be found here. If there are any broken links, please let me know.

…..I’m also just going to go ahead and leave this here as well. I mean….for my own reading pleasure later, and because I think some folks really DO need a bit of help in this department. : / Like E.L James for instance.

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No, the worst has happened!

So….after over half my life, 14 long years never suffering a computer problem of any kind, never having lost my files, or anything of value…..

I have suffered a hard drive failure.

Yes, that means my workstation, the place with my photoshop, and tablet, and all that great stuff, is currently completely worthless.

Thankfully, it was acting weird ahead of time, and we backed up MOST of my stuff, so all of my Trance files, art, and RP logs are fine. I’m left missing the stupid things, like all my browser favourites…..They’re gone, and sadly I won’t remember half of them in order to find all that valuable research material, tutorials and comics, and all that stuff again.

I am really pissed, guys. The only reason I’m not burning a straw effigy of my piece of shit desktop is because I was able to borrow a decent laptop from some really awesome, generous folks (thank you so much, I love you! <3 ) It’s windows 8, though…. And the keyboard spacing is so weird, and it’s taking some serious getting used to. The only other laptop I’ve used recently is an old first gen macbook. And I would use that, but it can’t even connect to my wifi network anymore. That’s how old it is.

Anyway, I meant to have a new Trance page started, but as you can see, there’s not going to be an update on Tuesday. I have to migrate all my shit, and go find all my programs again.


Wish me luck guys. Ugh……windows 8.

Ha ha, that last one was sloppy homie G boy mode and a couple of you darlings still thought I looked pretty (which omg made me super blushie wth guys you&#8217;re all so sweet) so I figured I would engage girl-mode for you&#8230; 

Just once. No more dumb face for a while. 

Ergh, I&#8217;m such a derp :/ stick to the art dumbass. XD
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Ha ha, that last one was sloppy homie G boy mode and a couple of you darlings still thought I looked pretty (which omg made me super blushie wth guys you’re all so sweet) so I figured I would engage girl-mode for you…

Just once. No more dumb face for a while.

Ergh, I’m such a derp :/ stick to the art dumbass. XD


Could you reblog or like this if you would ever date an asexual? My mum thinks it means that I’m going to end up alone and I’m starting to give up hope lately as well.

I would date an Ace because I’m Ace. Two aces make a pair, sweetheart. Two of a kind.

I mean…I’m with someone now, so it can’t be impossible! Additionally, if you or anyone following me wants to talk about something like this, or express their frustrations to someone who would understand, my askbox is open.

Ugh, I normally REALLY hate selfies. Like&#8230;just the idea of them. And I&#8217;m stupid shy. But sometimes, I get a brand new hat that I love, and dye my hair magenta, and need to chronicle it somehow.
So&#8230;.I know you guys don&#8217;t follow me for this shit, but&#8230; Here&#8217;s my stupid face. Even though I really don&#8217;t know what kind of expression I was going for. =_=;; I&#8217;m not photogenic, so &#8230;maybe it was just, like&#8230;
" Ladies &lt;3&#8230; "
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Ugh, I normally REALLY hate selfies. Like…just the idea of them. And I’m stupid shy. But sometimes, I get a brand new hat that I love, and dye my hair magenta, and need to chronicle it somehow.

So….I know you guys don’t follow me for this shit, but… Here’s my stupid face. Even though I really don’t know what kind of expression I was going for. =_=;; I’m not photogenic, so …maybe it was just, like…

" Ladies <3… "

Still a couple of things to finish with this, but it’s readable and in my state of exhaustion, that’s all I can manage….I’m sorry. I tried hard. I just couldn’t leave it any longer. It had to be posted.

I’m just….so tired…..soo….XxxxxzzZZzzzzz*snerk*

( I’ll finish it entirely when I get home from damned work. Probably reblog it then or something) I’m sure the boys squished together on a train was all you were hoping for. Right?

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Faith in humanity restored! Never judge a book by its cover! 

I’m actually sobbing

Seen this before. Sob’d the first time. Doing it again.

Bless them.. I like bikers even more now.

This is so cute

Where is the funding for them? Why have I not heard of this before? Talk about unsung heroes

this is amazing

Is this real? I hope it is.

I hope so too because this bought a tear to my eye ❤️

"My friends are scarier than he is." 

This is truly amazing. They are some wonderful folks to do this for kids.

Okay….I’m reblogging this because my dad is the vice-president of our brand new Vancouver chapter of BACA. He’s helping get things off the ground, and has done a bunch of rides for charity already. At first, when he told me what this was, I chuckled a little. ’ Really? How novel is that, bikers putting themselves to awesome use protecting people, instead of causing shit’ I was proud of him, but amused.

Now I realize more than ever that this is serious. Maybe more serious to these children than anything else. Two or more dependable, empathetic, kindhearted adults who ARE there for them, who aren’t afraid of the one who hurt them, who put them first, possibly unlike a parent or relative who may be emotionally entangled with the abuser.  BACA goes when the teachers and principals can’t or won’t do anything to stop bullies. They go to act as peace of mind for broken little souls.

This is so important. My dad is a tough-ass guy. He cut into his leg by accident with a chainsaw and sewed that shit right up with a dull needle and dollar store thread. He was a body builder, a bare knuckle boxer, and an officer in the military as part of the Princess Pats parachute division. All my life, he taught me to protect myself, to think smart, to be brave, and to help anyone in need. I can think of nobody better suited to help these kids than people just like my dad.

I am so happy that this group exists. And I want them to make a difference. Because this world is pretty shit when actual badasses have to do what the system can’t manage.

Should I? No? Hmm…

I’m kind of torn…. Should I make this account for all of my sketches, nsfw stuff, and non-Trance related art and make a NEW tumblr account for Trance stuff only? So people can watch only Trance if they don’t want all my other bullshit, personal ramblings, and reblogs mixed in? I feel like I want to do this, but it would probably be a PAIN to communicate to everyone that Trance is now separate and they need to follow the other blog. Is that annoying to you guys? Having to follow two blogs?

OR, should I keep all my stuff (Trance and non) here, and make a new account only for nsfw, finished and unfinished? I know a lot of you guys know and expect that I will draw and post nsfw stuff, but …I still can’t shake the guilty feeling when I do, like I might piss some of the new followers off….

I don’t know…..Please tell me what you guys would prefer (you can send asks, or reply to this, I’ll see it). I want to know what would work best for you, my peeps, so I can better sort out my subject matter for you…

(Also, damn….I am really into the idea of patreon. It’s worked so well for so many of my artisty peeps. And I feel like that incentive would go a long loooooong way in motivating me to say “fuck you” to my day job, and start creating more art for you. However….at around 250 followers, I’m not sure if that’s feasible/worthwhile or not….It might also motivate me to finish all of this PORN I sketch, that I have just sitting around. There’s so much….)



Quickest way to improvement? Practice. It’s a simple bit of advice that rings with absolute truth. Articles, tips, mentors, and study will never get you as far as rolling up your sleeves and getting down to work, be it animation or any other skill. Today we’ve compiled a list of exercises, like animation push-ups, that will get your art skills buff and toned.

Maybe you still need convinced of how important the “Art of Doing” is? Look no further than the early days of animation, especially at the Disney studio. Here were a group of animators (before being an animator was even a thing) who HAD no books to read, or websites to visit, or even experienced animators to ask. They learned via the age old art of hands-on training, experimenting and discovering as they went. And some would argue they created some of the greatest animation to ever be seen. Masterpieces like the dwarfs dancing in Snow White or the terror of the Monstro scene in Pinocchio. So be like them! Get out there and do animation!


Some of these exercises you may have done or seen before; some maybe not. Consider doing each of them, even if you did once previously, because returning to an old exercise to see how much you’ve progressed is a very valuable experience.

Level 1 Exercises

(Do not discount their simplicity! Here you have the principals of animation, which all other animation is built on. They are worth your time and effort.)

  1. Ball Bouncing in place, no decay (loop)
  2. Ball Bouncing across the screen
  3. Brick falling from a shelf onto the ground
  4. Simple character head turn
  5. Character head turn with anticipation
  6. Character blinking
  7. Character thinking [tougher than it sounds!]
  8. Flour Sack waving (loop)
  9. Flour Sack jumping
  10. Flour Sack falling (loop or hitting the ground)
  11. Flour Sack kicking a ball
Level 2 Exercises
  1. Change in Character emotion (happy to sad, sad to angry, etc.)
  2. Character jumping over a gap
  3. Standing up (from a chair)
  4. Walk Cycle [oldie but goodie!]
  5. Character on a pogo stick (loop)
  6. Laughing
  7. Sneezing
  8. Reaching for an object on a shelf overhead
  9. Quick motion smear/blur
  10. Taking a deep breath [also tougher than it sounds!]
  11. A tree falling
  12. Character being hit by something simple (ball, brick, book)
  13. Run Cycle
Level 3 Exercises
  1. Close up of open hand closing into fist
  2. Close up of hand picking up a small object
  3. Character lifting a heavy object (with purpose!)
  4. Overlapping action (puffy hair, floppy ears, tail)
  5. Character painting
  6. Hammering a nail
  7. Stirring a soup pot and tasting from a spoon
  8. Character blowing up a balloon
  9. Character juggling (loop)
  10. Scared character peering around a corner
  11. Zipping up a jacket
  12. Licking and sealing an envelope
  13. Standing up (from the ground)
  14. Pressing an elevator button and waiting for it
  15. Starting to say something but unsure of how
Level 4 Exercises
  1. Character eating a cupcake
  2. Object falling into a body of water
  3. Two characters playing tug-of-war
  4. Character dealing a deck of cards out
  5. The full process of brushing one’s teeth
  6. A single piece of paper dropping through the air
  7. Run across screen with change in direction
  8. Sleeping character startled by alarm then returning to sleepy state
  9. Opening a cupboard and removing something inside
  10. Putting on a pair of pants
  11. Opening the “world’s best gift” and reacting
  12. Any of the above exercises using a very heavy character/object next to a very light character/object. Enhance the differences the weight change makes!
Things to keep in mind:
  • Reading these exercises will do as much for you as reading about push-ups would do for your physical muscles: NOTHING. If you want the benefit, you must animate them. Take a deep breath and just do it.
  • Do not forget the famous words of Ollie Johnston: “You’re not supposed to animate drawings [3D models]. You’re supposed to animate feelings.” If a character isn’t thinking, they aren’t alive, and the animation has failed.
  • Keep it simple! There is no reason to over complicate any of these exercises. Going back to push-ups, would push-ups be harder if while doing them you also recited the Gettysburg Address? Yes. Would they be any more beneficial? No. Keep things nice and simple and clear.
  • Do your best. There is no reason to do these exercises poorly. Give it your all. You don’t have to show anyone, these are for you. You owe it to yourself to try your very best. Something not quite right? Take the time to fix it.
  • As always, have fun. Push ups are not fun. Animation is supposed to be. Be joyful in your work!

Have any questions about the exercises above? Leave a comment below and we’ll answer them the best we can! Someone else may be wondering the exact same thing, so you’ll help them too. Likewise if someone is looking for possible exercises, why not share a link to these and give them a hand?

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MARCH 18, 2013
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Mostly reblogging this for my own reference….but maybe it will help some of you guys, too. I’ve always wanted to give animating another try, as I used to do simple, small things when I was younger, but couldn’t keep up with all the new programs and techniques, so I gave up.

I just….think animation is amazing, and since expressions are a strong point of mine (apparently, I mean others have told me this) It would be fun to see them in an animated form.

You won’t gain anything without practicing, so …this has just been on my mind for a long time.


i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

I really REALLY appreciate this…. because I often look at my legs and think they’re a bit fat. When really, it’s years of bareback horse riding and lifting that make my legs the way they are. I can suffocate the breath out of someone with these thighs. Like a fucking python.

Don’t be ashamed of yourself, ladies. Your body is a weapon!

vanessaeffe asked:

I miss trance comic! ;___;



Oh man, I am so sorry I haven’t been able to update in a while. We’re kind of working on some new con stuff, and I got sidetracked with other projects. I feel like a complete douche….

So, I’ll try to update soon T_T; But I may need to rethink how I do these pages. It seems like they take so long to complete sometimes.

Maybe you could simplify them. I always see so much detail into each page and it’s beautiful, but professionally no comic artist does that stuff with such a detailed style like yours (I think). They usually have lines of production to do it and, especially when it comes to japanese manga, the mangaka is usually so retracted into their job it’s really unhealthy. You should find your own pace and do your own thing, even if it sacrifices detail. I’d rather see a happy okori than see trance updates more often or more detailed pages. I hope this wasn’t out of line, I’m so sorry if it was.

Not out of line at all! I don’t know how people feel about that kind of thing or what readers prefer if nobody speaks up. I always welcome polite feedback and constructive suggestions! So if you spot an inconsistency or mistake in grammar or dialogue, let me know. I’m all ears and I don’t bite.

vanessaeffe asked:

I miss trance comic! ;___;

Oh man, I am so sorry I haven’t been able to update in a while. We’re kind of working on some new con stuff, and I got sidetracked with other projects. I feel like a complete douche….

So, I’ll try to update soon T_T; But I may need to rethink how I do these pages. It seems like they take so long to complete sometimes.

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