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  • 4 years ago
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  • 4 years ago
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  • 4 years ago
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    It's not free per se (lots of 30 day trials out there for it), but there are plenty of ways to get the full version for free - Paint Tool SAI. Whether this can be used to fit your needs, I'm not sure. Some time ago Photoshop CS2 was offered (FROM Photoshop's site) for free. I doubt it's there anymore, but likely VERY easy to come across these days because of that. Other than that, I stick to whatever free software comes with my tablet or the like. Sorry if I couldn't be of more help!

  • 4 years ago
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    There have been many notable ones, but I'll touch one two particular times.

    This event probably spearheaded my distinct ability to remember dreams so well - be they good or bad. I (like many children) watched Stephen King's IT when I was rather young, and soon became TERRIFIED of Pennywise to the point I would have a nightmare every single night for something close to two or three years. Now, you can only dream about a killer clown monster so much before the mind starts doing RIDICULOUS events; when Pennywise decided to brain wash/brain control my grandmother and shave her head... Well, I was brought into the world of lucid dreaming. Any time I hear or see anything related to Stephen King's IT in a dream, I begin lucid dreaming.

    Many years later I'm making a huge life decision that will negatively impact some family members. The stress was weight down on me quite a bit, and due to that, well... I started having the most gruesome nightmares I've ever experienced, in a chain of linking events. It lasted the course of a week and contained a variety of scenarios that didn't all place my personal self as the main aspect of the dream. Often I was someone else, but it didn't... register. Mutilation, being chased, hanging body pieces, blood (lots of blood), various types of killers, shadowy creatures that can infect to kill, and otherwise destroy things, people begging for their lives/screaming, watching people drop from high points... It was a pretty terrible week.

    I don't typically get stressed to that point anymore, thankfully.

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  • 4 years ago
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    Oddly enough, writing. I have to admit I very rarely publish my work online and even more infrequently share it with others, but I've never had issues with coming up with an idea and describing it in a set theme. Due to this talent of sorts I would get cocky with essays and similar type projects in school - and very rarely was this cockiness punished, so I suppose I didn't learn my lesson of putting things off until the last minute, haha.

    For fun I'll have friends give me a single word and just... build an entire story or scene around it. Helps as a creative outlet, you know?

  • 4 years ago
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    Gettin' used to Snapzu finally. I should work on makin' a better profile image... Eventually.

  • 4 years ago
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    Visiting across Europe, owning my own home... with a fireplace, visiting Disney World at least once...

    Honestly I feel I still have time to do most of the things that come to mind, such as having children or visiting Niagara Falls again. We'll see! Life's funny, can't predict what'll transpire.

  • 4 years ago
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    Snapzu has a lovely community - small though it may be. In a sense I'm glad, because I get to be a part of its growth at an earlier stage and perhaps become a bit more active around here than I ever was upon Reddit. A downside (which is merely an aesthetic thing, really) is I can't just hover over a thumbnail or link to see an image with Imagus* - Reddit has indeed made me lazy, what with my RES, nightmode, and hover-zooming.

    Another fine point about Snapzu is the website interface, which is easy to understand and also a bit more engaging. Skinnyboy makes a great point about censorship, but we'll see how that turns out in time! I also concur wholeheartedly with their point on profiles, as I somewhat forgot how nice it is to set up a profile image and what not.

    Edit: Forgot I use Imagus instead of HoverZoom now because Hoverzoom is ridden with all sorts of nasty stuff!

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  • 4 years ago
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    Between how the administration handled things and how the community as a whole completely degraded over the past few years in general, I just felt it was time to leave. Things HAVE changed quite a bit over the years, subtle though some may be, and I wasn't really active on Reddit because I didn't feel it would matter. Now, I'm all for supporting our rights as a community and showing we're more than just a profit generator - but folks weren't sticking to their statements (as always happens with Reddit). Pretty soon the whole matter was already "Remember when subreddits...", another page in Reddit's dramatic history. Frankly I'm tired of it and the lack of decent content.

  • 4 years ago
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    Pretty awesome, to be honest. Sure it's a bit smaller and a bit slower at the moment, but the community is lovely and the system works well.

    Posted in: Hey guys!

     
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  • 4 years ago
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    Hey fellow former-redditor and snapzu newbie. I have to agree with you, this place is really something else - and in a good way.

    Posted in: Hi Ya'll!

     
  • 4 years ago
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    This has changed for me over the years a few times. Initially it was The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, then it was The Giver by Lowis Lowry for many years, and while many will likely disagree with my current favourite book of all time... It's The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. There are several reasons for this, and none of which because I'm some vampire romanticist.

    The writing style is what initially pulled me in, and kept me re-reading the book until it split in half from wear and tear (bought a new copy). It's a very unique flavour coupled with a first person view, which isn't often done well in literature. The main character himself is someone incredibly relatable - his aspirations for better, challenging things around him, his reactions to events forced on him are all very well emoted through words. Now, I'm not saying ALL the Vampire Chronicles are well-done, as I honestly haven't re-read Interview With The Vampire in years, nor have I read The Vampire Armand more than once. Blood and Gold, The Queen of the Damned, Blackwood Farm, and even Merrick are all volumes I've enjoyed over and over. Usually the others capture me for their dive into history, as Rice truly has a knack for weaving tales within the past.

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  • 4 years ago
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    Honestly? Not bad. Just made an awesome pot of chilli, had a relatively relaxing day at work, and despite anything else I can't really complain, because it's the weekend and I'mma relax.

    Plus I totally get to game on the PS4 as late as I want tonight. Awwyiss.

  • 4 years ago
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    Your typical introduction - greetings, Snapzu.

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