"Three blows to the spike, ten spikes to the rail, 400 rails to the mile, 1,800 miles to San Francisco."
—Some dumbass who clearly doesn’t know how many spikes are needed to secure a 30-foot rail.

zamii070:

4chan vs tumblr 

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Tumblr users spamming 4chan and then wondering why there’s a massive backlash.

Tumblr users bringing a passive-aggressive knife to a gunfight and then wondering why they’re getting their asses handed to them.

Tumblr users choosing a holiday known for its obnoxious influence on the internet to spam a troll site.

Tumblr users acknowledging that 4chan is mostly full of trolls whilst feeding said trolls with half-hearted plans of retribution, as if the first wave of spamming was in any way beneficiary.

Tumblr users picking a fight with the most callous and unspeakable crevice in the internet’s crust when their own site is the most frail and laughable chandelier of hypersensitivity known to exist in cyberspace.

Tumblr users knowing that there’s traumatizing images in the tags and then going into the tags anyway.

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I don’t approve of the 4chan spam, but you stirred the hornet’s nest with full assumption of the risk, and hornets don’t abide by the trigger warning system.

Jim Bonacci is Awesome

He just replied to my email about the lost levels and he’s doing what he can to get Happy Wheels up and running again.

EDIT: Alec is awesome, too.

It’s kind of unfortunate that Tumblr has completely dismissed satire as only a shallow excuse for “offensive scum” or one of the many “isms” floating around here; most of the people who dismiss satire must be using awful examples of satire—such as Family Guy, etc.—to generalize, or they’re just too thin-skinned and thick-skulled to see the underlying criticisms or brilliance in the quality stuff, which focuses on external commentary in the offensive act rather than glorifying the act itself. If you want good, hyperbolic, effective satire that’s off-putting yet steeped with wit, check out Charlie Brooker.

He’s the only person who can scream HOORAY FOR THE NAZIS YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY and still make an incredibly valid point.

Just about finished making Eureka & Palisade No. 4 in Happy Wheels, complete with working rods and Stephenson valve gear! Nearly every pipe and pinstripe has been replicated on what is perhaps one of the most detailed and accurate Happy Wheels vehicles ever made. Next up on the to-do list are some rolling stock, a level to steam through, and perhaps some smoke animation if I can figure out a way to utilize the new editor updates. Here is the original engine for comparison.

—Wings & Strings

Currently rendering a version of Eureka & Palisade No. 4 in Happy Wheels, following blueprints and color schematics for Baldwin’s  8-18c in the Style 1 scheme as well as reference photos of the actual engine. In addition to replicating every pipe and pinstripe found on the original, this playable locomotive will feature functional Stephenson valve gear, main & connecting rods, and linkage (and hell, maybe even smoke graphics if I can circumnavigate some limitations of the editor.) At any rate, this will be one of the most detailed and dynamically-shaded/highlighted vehicles in the game’s history.
—Wings & Strings

Currently rendering a version of Eureka & Palisade No. 4 in Happy Wheels, following blueprints and color schematics for Baldwin’s  8-18c in the Style 1 scheme as well as reference photos of the actual engine. In addition to replicating every pipe and pinstripe found on the original, this playable locomotive will feature functional Stephenson valve gear, main & connecting rods, and linkage (and hell, maybe even smoke graphics if I can circumnavigate some limitations of the editor.) At any rate, this will be one of the most detailed and dynamically-shaded/highlighted vehicles in the game’s history.

—Wings & Strings

I accidentally deleted this Happy Wheels level, which was the 396th most played level in Happy Wheels’ history (on a site that hosts over six million levels), but I’ve re-uploaded it with some updates, so go play it!

Click here to partake in this majestic level.

—Wings & Strings

EDIT: THIS IS NOW A FEATURED LEVEL!

I’m curious as to what happened to the old mildly irritating Tumblr where you only got the occasional glorification of suicide or arbitrary death threat from an overzealous music fan. Also curious as to what conceived the new what-the-fuck-is-going-on dystopian Tumblr where severe mental illness is 24-hour super happy fun time and everyone acts like they have a live grenade shoved eight inches up their rectums which will detonate at even the slightest disturbance.

The old site was certainly a quagmire, but the new one—just with the sheer amount of unrestrained and childish vitriol alone—is downright embarrassing.

Damn…. finally home after a 7-hour drive and a crazy academic quarter. If I’ve been backlogged or failing to keep up with unanswered replies, obligations, fiduciary duties, board minutes, arbitrary paperwork, flicking of dimes into shot glasses, natural disasters, bake sales, shopping cart jousts, colonization of my thumb, attempted removals of Latin American dictators, financial reports, bureaucratic procedures, red tape, more red tape, etc., I’ll hopefully be able to start getting caught up on those.

Revised concept renders of a fictitious Baldwin 8-18c, Florence, for the upcoming webcomic, edited from Precision Scale’s CAD drawings of an unreleased line of scale models. The Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad actually did have a 4-4-0 bearing the number 2 on its roster, but it was a Dawson & Bailey (National Locomotive Works) product, named Platte Cañon. I’ll probably be using one of these three as my base model, just not sure which one yet…

—Wings & Strings

Decided to go a bit further with the landscape that I drew up earlier, so now I’m starting to paint in the details of Eureka & Palisade #4, a Baldwin 8-18C, using this reference photo to get a general sense of perspective and proportioning.
Oddly enough, this is the first drawing where I’ve actually created a color palette (just off-screen in the upper right-hand corner) to choose and mix colors, and the lighting and tones are much more coherent.
—Wings & Strings

Decided to go a bit further with the landscape that I drew up earlier, so now I’m starting to paint in the details of Eureka & Palisade #4, a Baldwin 8-18C, using this reference photo to get a general sense of perspective and proportioning.

Oddly enough, this is the first drawing where I’ve actually created a color palette (just off-screen in the upper right-hand corner) to choose and mix colors, and the lighting and tones are much more coherent.

—Wings & Strings





While I think that I have a good eye for detail, I feel significantly more inexperienced with color palettes, color theory, etc., so here’s a work-in-progress of some Bob Ross-esque practice stuff.



—Wings & Strings
A what-if rendition of a custom Indian motorcycle for the Mandolin Cafe, inspired by a 3-point F2.
—Wings & Strings
frenchie-fries:

missvoltairine:

oldroots:

jamejarrs submitted:

I think it’s worth pointing out that 1/5 of the budget is going towards merchandising. Why not shave 20k off of the goal and try not to grab for cash so much??????

everything about this kickstarter is so messed up
7 minute cartoon, need 80k to make it, hosting it on a free video website, no animation skills or background in animating, too much of other people’s money going into merchandising; MERCHANDISING OF A 7 MINUTE CARTOON THATS GOING TO COST 80K MADE BY PEOPLE WHO CANT ANIMATE WHO ARE USING SOMEONE ELSES IDEA TO MAKE A GRAB FOR MONEY UUUUH

also there’ve been reports of animators being bullied off this project and not paid what they were promised, animators being asked to work for “exposure”, etc 
just like… don’t donate to this project.

this is such train wreck of a kickstarter dont fund this

This probably would have done much better as a drawn web comic made under the sole proprietorship of the person who made the original concept art. Whomever is managing this project should highly reconsider how they’re going about it, because the current situation has breach of contract, fraud, and generally unethical business conduct written all over it…

frenchie-fries:

missvoltairine:

oldroots:

 submitted:

I think it’s worth pointing out that 1/5 of the budget is going towards merchandising. Why not shave 20k off of the goal and try not to grab for cash so much??????

everything about this kickstarter is so messed up

7 minute cartoon, need 80k to make it, hosting it on a free video website, no animation skills or background in animating, too much of other people’s money going into merchandising; MERCHANDISING OF A 7 MINUTE CARTOON THATS GOING TO COST 80K MADE BY PEOPLE WHO CANT ANIMATE WHO ARE USING SOMEONE ELSES IDEA TO MAKE A GRAB FOR MONEY UUUUH

also there’ve been reports of animators being bullied off this project and not paid what they were promised, animators being asked to work for “exposure”, etc 

just like… don’t donate to this project.

this is such train wreck of a kickstarter dont fund this

This probably would have done much better as a drawn web comic made under the sole proprietorship of the person who made the original concept art. Whomever is managing this project should highly reconsider how they’re going about it, because the current situation has breach of contract, fraud, and generally unethical business conduct written all over it…

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I completely forgot that I was on an episode Huell Howser’s PBS show 15 years ago and I just saw the rerun on TV today. I was easily the dumbest-sounding 5-year-old on the planet.