Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

I just have to acknowledge the stellar and utterly deserved success of a fellow Aussie, a fellow creative and some-time fellow spec fic con panelist, Shaun Tan, who today was announced to have won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize!


And this on the back of an Academy Award [TM] in Animated Short for the Lost Thing.

Wonderful, wonderful...

Well done, sir.

Selasa, 29 Maret 2011

Recovery!! right now.
 a costumer from Paraguay thank you for coming!!

Minggu, 27 Maret 2011

tattoo cewek sexyTattoo tubuh sepertinya sudah menjadi hal yang umum saat ini. Bila dahulu tato identik dengan dunia kejahatan, para pelaut & geng motor, maka saat ini tato sudah menjadi hiasan tubuh yang populer & digunakan oleh orang banyak.

Gambar yang digunakan bukan lagi hanya tengkorak, jangkar ataupun kapal perang, tetapi beragam mulai dari lambang tradisonal, design tumbuhan/hewan ataupun simbol pribadi untuk mengekspresikan diri.

Bila termasuk salah seorang yang berniat untuk membuat tattoo tubuh, maka sebelum pergi ke studio tattoo & membuat tattoo, sebaiknya perhatikan dulu beberapa hal berikut ini.

Tattoo sendiri adalah luka dari tusukan, yang dibuat didalam kulit & kemudian diberi tinta. Tattoo dibuat dengan cara menusukkan jarum ke kulit & kemudian dimasukkan tinta ke wilayah tersebut.

Yang membuat tattoo menjadi tahan lama, adalah karena tinta tersebut dimasukkan bukan kedalam epidermis (lapisan teratas kulit yang, sering mengelupas & diproduksi lagi seumur hidup). Melainkan, tattoo dibuat dengan tinta yang dimasukkan kedalam lapisan dermis (lapisan kedua kulit), sel pada dermis cenderung lebih tetap, sehingga membuat tattoo menjadi permanen.

Menurut AAD (The American Academy of Dermatology) terdapat 5 jenis tato menurut fungsi & proses terjadinya, yaitu sebagai berikut :

Tattoo akibat bekas luka
Biasanya disebabkan karena adanya debu atau serpihan didalam kulit, sehingga akan timbul pigmentasi setelah lukanya sembuh. Tattoo ini biasanya terjadi karena luka akibat kecelakaan di jalan raya.

Tattoo amatir
Biasanya dibuat sendiri atau oleh teman & tidak terlalu mengedepankan fungsi artistiknya. Cara yang biasa dipakai adalah dengan menggoreskan jarum/peniti yang sudah diberi tinta kedalam kulit. Untuk pewarna yang bisa digunakan, dapat berupa tinta india, tinta pulpen, arang atau abu.

Tattoo profesional
Tattoo profesional dapat dibagi menjadi 2 bagian, tato modern & tato etnik. Tattoo etnik biasanya dibuat dengan metode etnik tertentu yang diwariskan secara turun temurun, seperti misalnya pada masyarakat dayak atau di pulau pasifik. Sedangkan tato modern, dibuat dengan menggunakan alat khusus pembuat tattoo, di studio tattoo oleh seniman tattoo. Pigmentasi yang terjadi dapat bervariasi melalui penggunaan beragam warna pada tattoo yang dibuat.

Tattoo medis
Biasanya digunakan untuk menggambar area tubuh yang akan diradiasi. Tattoo medis biasanya dilakukan oleh dokter.

Tattoo kecantikan
Digunakan untuk membuat make-up permanen, seperti eye liner, lip liner, lipstick, alis mata & rambut. Tattoo kosmetik juga dapat digunakan untuk menggambar puting payudara setelah melakukan operasi payudara, menyamarkan vitiligo (kelainan pigmen warna pada kulit) atau menutupi tato yang tidak diinginkan.

Sabtu, 26 Maret 2011

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Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

Rabu, 23 Maret 2011

Well, I just formulated a reply to a certain lady in the USofA only to have the email bounce. So, I thunk to myself, how can I get the response to her. Well, my thunking proceeded, hows about making it a blog post, that way she just might stumble upon it. So here it is...

(apologies to long time Sundergirdians if I repeat myself)

Dear Caroline,

I have indeed read your email and here I am replying (at last!!!) just cause I can and, well, because more importantly you had the goodness to write so a reply is the least I can do.

As to advice about writing, I always find this a perplexing question - I am not a product of some tribe of formal training, it is an intuitive process for me, learning by doing, rather than the application of set rules. I am sure there are rules rolling about in this great intuitive blob but they are not what I am most aware of (argh! I ended a sentence with a preposition!!!)

Probably the best formal "rule" given by another author is: Plot is Character in Action.

As for the writing of fantasy: Avoid All Cliches like they are Swine Flu... ... that said, you might still perpetrate a few, but if your general intent is to avoid them, then you general will, and just might give to the world something that lightens and improves people's lives, not just numbs them with frothy oft-repeated blah.

The best practice I ever had and will ever have I think is reading, and reading well, by which I mean those books acknowledged as "classics" (though I do not find them all so), written with truth and mindful intent by folks with clear skill, not just to cash in on the latest fad. Having said that, it has not been some deliberate intent on my behalf, just that after reading Lord of the Rings I found that the only texts that really hit the same "button", that approached the same delight were not all the pulpy (in the worst way) fantasy fare, but the likes of Steinbeck, Kafka, Fitzgerald, Hesse, Galico. You see, my conviction is that if you're going to write it ought to be as good as you can make it, not just hammering away on the keyboard to get out a product, but show the contents of you soul to others in a way that is both utterly true of you and considerate of them.

I hope I am making sense.

Perhaps the best thing I can do is tell how it is that I have some thing to even write about, a bit from my own life, maybe that will help...? See, the real moment for me where a light bulb clicked and I really wanted to write was the reading of Lord of the Rings when I was 12-13. I immediately pulled out a large sheet of paper and began drawing my own Middle-earth-esque map, begun to write my own story (all 26 foolscap pages of it! - which I thought a lot at the time). Yet barely begun I quickly realised I was not able to really say what I wanted to say, that I was not quite long-lived enough, that I knew in my soul what I wanted to achieve (something even half as life changing as LOTR) but that I had not been on the earth long enough nor yet possessed quite the capacity to do as my hero, Tolkien, had done.

So, I stopped writing.

(Actually, I did at about 15 or so begin a new tale all my own, with my own ideas that after 60 odd pages devolved into teenage angsty blah, but I WAS writing, so that is something)

Yet in me continued to burn a desire to create a work that shifted me as LOTR shifted me. Finally, in second year uni and with and hour and a half bus ride one way I was reading all manner of goodly books, until finally I hit one - Titus Groan - and then pop! The dual inspirations of LOTR and this combined and I began to invent what eventually became the Half-Continent.

That was 20 years ! ago. It has grown little bit by little bit ever since, drawn from all those things around me that delight me, working them into my own distinct whole.

So my intent in this little tale is to say most of all, be patient with yourself, writing is a skill that will only (Lord willing) improve with age and experience, indeed, it is a journey of a lifetime. So keep writing, that the great ideas you are having now will unfold into even greater ones.

Now, as to developing characters: well, I suppose I ask myself how they might react in a given situation, and am a bit tough on myself to make sure that I keep the character true to how they would really be, not just making them go they way I want to plot to go. So we come back to it, Plot is Character in Action. The best advice I can give here is let your characters tell you what they would do next rather than you forcing them against their true selves to go in some predetermined direction. This forcing of a character ALWAYS breaks either them or the integrity of your story. And if you are wondering how they might be, watch people, see how they are for real, and read history and/or biography to see how folks in time have behaved - real life is always odder than pretend. Doing this I reckon will give you a much bigger pallet of reactions and emotions to draw from. Also, I would say the writing of characters is acting on slow motion, that you become that character like an actor might and perform their part (in your head of course, though you might yourself like to be more demonstrative - each to their own).

The writing of detail is a craft my editor will tell you I am still yet to master myself. You must remember in reading my words or those of proper writers is that we have all been edited, all been helped hugely to be the best selves we can be. What I can say is that detail for me is a matter of passion, I really care a whole lot about all the bits and pieces, the lay of a belt, the fold of a cloth, the bend in a road and the lean of a stand of young pines - you know what I mean. Description of details in NOT an Inventory of Stuff - just some long list of objects, it is an expression of my delight in the all the "bits" that make this character, this scene, this (pretend) world tangible, visceral, right here and now. I get the feeling you love details too, so write from that love, that passion, your own delight for all the accoutrement's that matter to you.... And be prepared to edit edit edit it all down to the best of it.

A great adventure (and trials too) stretches out before you... But you don't need me to tell you that, I can tell you already know it.

Phew, and here was me thinking I was just going to give you a quick missive in response to let you know I received you email and was thinking about how to answer... Well I guess I have done that then... :/


we spotted some interesting (ankle)tattoo(s) over a urban outfitters whilst shopping.
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Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

Senin, 21 Maret 2011

Minggu, 20 Maret 2011

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Sabtu, 19 Maret 2011

from: JAMES H.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:15 AM
subject: Young & Dumb

A friend got me this tattoo years ago and I was told it meant "fear no man". Being young and dumb as most 18 year olds are, I didn't bother to make sure. Now after looking into it a little more, I'm not sure what it is. Please help!!

棺材佬 means "coffin man".

However, the middle character of 木見才 or 木貝才 does not exist in Chinese character list.

Tattoos with exact same error can be seen here & here.

wooooow. have you guy seen that ???!!! kanye inspired masterpiece
 of artsy fartsy i want to look at that all day stuff...

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and a little sorry again for the lack of posts but we want to keep the quality up, so sometimes we better not post than posting shitty stuff....

Rabu, 16 Maret 2011

Senin, 14 Maret 2011

Tattoo Lebah

Ada kebiasaan cewek meletakkan tattoo lebah di belakang daun kuping

Tattoo Lebah

Tattoo Lebah

We refrain from working with the Tohoku Kanto Huge Earthquake in Japan.
Wewould like everyone's sympathy for the victims.
Hang in there Japan !!

Sabtu, 12 Maret 2011

Jumat, 11 Maret 2011

i honestly hate tumblr. mini tiny shitty images. come on. whyyyy ? what a relief to be able to click an image and enjoy the spacious pixelworld that unfolds....two of them are ok in size...click and search...

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we have had her before. shes back. read an interesting interview with her here.

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Rabu, 09 Maret 2011

Selasa, 08 Maret 2011

Senin, 07 Maret 2011

A raven, holding the Thor s Hammer, done in four differen techniques: basic lines by machine, background of interlaced central ornaments and outer power lines done in polynesian tapping, dotwork in the ornaments themselves in Ötzi Style with a single bone needle, all other dotwork in my regular handmade technique.
Odins horse, Sleipnir, woven in the slings of Urnes......................