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A very good reference for Writers, too.  The color of a room, or someone’s clothing can convey emotion or a state of being, or even set the tone for a setting or a situation.

Colors often come with ingrained connotations - they certainly have strong meanings in Asian cultures, and in European cultures they have intrinsically understood meanings.

Red - passion, blood, anger, fire (for example)

This is going in my writer’s journal.

This is also incredibly true for scenery and costumes! I had an entire class devoted to this sort of thing, the color you put someone around or in can REALLY convey a message, even subconsciously for people who don’t know this chart. People see red and they all feel somewhat the same vibe that comes from it!

Hi Tracy. I'm a huge fan of your work, and I would like to ask you a question: When you got into writing Lackadaisy, how much time did you spend on research? I'm trying to develop a series about World War 2 espionage, and even before putting pen to paper, I was hit with all sorts of information and nowhere to start. How do you cope with this?


Thank you!  That’s very kind.
Writing in a historical context can be tricky. Here are a few thoughts on dealing with that based on the approach I’ve taken:

  • Research is ongoing.  It doesn’t stop when you start writing/drawing.  Keep reading, find pertinent museum exhibits, buy cheap old out of print books on Amazon, watch documentaries, and if possible, talk to people who lived it.  (You might not find a bonafide WWII spy, but you can probably find some grandparent type folks who can tell you what wartime life was like).

  • Narrow down your focus a bit.  It’s good to learn as much as you can in a general sense about your historical subject, but at some point you have to start picking your battles.  Remember you’re telling a story about a specific set of characters and circumstances. You’re not writing an encyclopedia.  

  • Find the parts that interest you the most - the parts you’re wildly, rabidly interested in, because you’re about to spend ludicrous amounts of time immersed in this, dumping time and energy into it.

  • Don’t get overwhelmed by the details - you can’t front load the knowledge intake and know everything about everything from the onset.  If important plot points don’t hinge on it, a lot of it can be tackled one bit of story at a time.   (For each new page I work on, I end up digging around for things like era specific slang and turns of phrase, dated fashion and uniforms, decor styles, architecture examples, specific firearms, laws and court proceedings, how phone calls were placed, how cars without electric ignitions were started, how to drive and stall such a car, period medical knowledge, what paper currency looked like, and myriad other things I didn’t have thorough knowledge about ahead of time.)

  • Double or Triple check your references when possible.  There’s a lot of great information on the internet.  There’s also a lot of crap information on the internet (and on TV and in films).

  • There’s nothing necessarily wrong with creative license or asking an audience to suspend disbelief a little bit.  It’s up to you to decide whether you’re working in shades of outlandish or realistic or something in-between.  Just understand what type of story you’re telling in that regard and respect the audience.  If you’re making shit up, do it knowingly and with intent, and not because you were too lazy to look something up.

  • You’ll screw up sometimes.  There are scads of internet dwellers ready to leap on you the moment you get something wrong about their pet interests - sometimes with polite tact, sometimes with indignant nerd rage - but don’t get hung up on it.  Just acknowledge errors, fix them if and when you can, and move on. 

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scenery from Howl’s Moving Castle

Incredible scenery photography by Robin Halioua

I’m seriously the kind of person who buys a posing app and the first thing I do is the sailor moon pose. Really.

This huuuge cat came to visit earlier today and my cat gaia had a fit. I remember seeing her a few weeks ago and gaia really beat her up bad :(
Tonight we closed all the windows and she came again. I went outside and discovered she was a female and overly friendly haha! She was sooo cute! Looks really well fed but i gave her a bit of cat food :) must belong to someone from the neighbourhood… she’s really nice and meows a lot! Really wished that gaia wasn’t so annoyed and angry :(

oh maaaaaaaaaaaaan my secret santa gift it suuuuucksss 

god i feel bad cuz i got such an awesome gift and mine is… this

anyways, this is for Concept08!

hope you like it… sorry it took so long!