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The freelance project I’m working on is taking longer than I thought, and other paychecks are a week or two away. I’m running low on groceries (and funds), and so as not to live mostly on rice and beans for the next few days, I’m opening up Pizza Based Commissions. 

You can see a whole buttload of stuff I’ve done here: http://sagastonart.tumblr.com/

First two people only. Currently not accepting other commissions, as I’m behind on other work already. Shoot me an ask if you’re up for it. If there’s interest I may well do this again the next time I’m broke and want pizza. (I always want pizza.)
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Alright, Pizza Commissions are now closed!
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Clockworks has updated!

0190: Import

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Last Night's D&D&D Game:

(Dungeons & Dragons & Drinking)

Our heroes found themselves in the mysterious foreign land of Averoigne, in search of four magic items that together would open the tomb of Stephan d’Amberville and break the curse over Castle Amber. 

They bought cabbages, stayed at the Inn of Bonne Juissance, relaxed in the hot tub, learned the lay of the land (including the fact that Averoigne is mostly ruled by the church and that magic is illegal), traveled north towards the city of Vyonnes, met the Archbishop’s assistant and chatted briefly, were waylayed and almost TPKed by a Phantom, (Corky the Magic User died, but they rezzed him later), and arrived in Vyonnes - which was under attack by a 100 foot tall undead colossus! 

The retired mage Gaspard du Nord teleported our heroes to the abode of the enchantress Sephora, who after sleeping with Beanbag the Thief and Queefy McTeague the Halfling agreed to give the party her Enchanted Sword - Ghoulstabber. Teleporting back to Vyonnes, our heroes killed the necromancer controlling the colossus, and used Ghoulstabber to slay the monstrosity itself. The thankful townsfolk of Vyonnes rewarded them with the Viper Circled Mirror, 10,000 gold pieces, and sent them off five low level clerics!

Our heroes headed south towards the town of Perigon, and along the way encountered a pair of Shadows which proved no match for the party, and a friendly old woman, who turned out to be the powerful time traveling sorcerer Moriamis. She agreed to give the party a Potion of Time Travel, so long as they agreed to kill some douchebags later, ideally the Archbishop of Ximes or his assistant but really as long as there are fewer douchebags alive she’s not picky.

Our heroes arrived in Perigon, in search of the final magic item they need - the Eibon Ring, just in time for a comet to streak across the sky and some sort of hideous monster to attack the town! 

And that’s where we left off. 

(Also everyone in Averoigne had the exact same ridiculous accent, like a slightly less obnoxious version of the French Knight from Monty Python, and they all thought our heroes were in the circus, since this world has no elves, dwarves, etc.)
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You remember that Dystopian Taco Bell commercial that's my new favorite thing? Someone did a youtube video analyzing it for Illuminati/NWO apocalyptic messages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWPRiG9b0A&feature=youtu.be

I can't tell if this is a real insane conspiracy theory, or a parody of an insane conspiracy theory, but looking at just how many videos this dude has, I'm leaning towards real. 
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Clockworks 0190 Process.

All of the backgrounds/environments in Clockworks are built from photo collages. So when I want to show a big cityscape, it’s time to cobble together something crazy. Here’s the process for Clockworks page 0190.

http://shawntionary.com/clockworks/?p=2598

All of the photos used in this page came from Flickr’s The Commons collection of public domain images. https://www.flickr.com/commons

I’m pretty happy with the results, although this is a process I’m still very much still experimenting with and learning. Almost everything was done via the Hue/Saturation tool in Photoshop, with some help from my old friend the Cutout filter there at the end. 
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Clockworks has updated! It's the Chapter 16 cover!

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Clockworks Book 1 ebook - Yes!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuap4wIGSLg

I am kind of blown away by the new Taco Bell commercial. It's kind of the most Shawn thing I've ever seen, and I don't know if I should be amazed or horrified.

Welcome to your fascist dystopian young adult future, ruled over by a psychotic clown army whose propaganda dictates your every move, including your choice in fast food breakfast sandwiches. But you're young and attractive (and straight and white), so grab the person of your attraction, break free of the lines for mcmuffins or whatever, and run for your freedom! Blast some Ramones (a song about the Nazis no less!) and run! Escape from marxist clown soldiers, jump over a concrete wall and into a ball pit (!) and find the whole in the wall hiding behind our propaganda posters, and climb through to Taco Bell - which is a magical city in the Czech Republic or something, where a multi ethnic group of hip attractive young people lounge around on the streets and will greet you with some free Taco Bell breakfast taco wraps or whatever.

It's like the ultimate Hunger Games 1984 Muse Video Snowpiercer Ultimate Teen Dystopian Punk Rock Rebellion short film, to convince people that they should spend their money on breakfast burritos instead of breakfast biscuit sandwhiches or whatever. It's like a parody commercial that would have been in Robocop, but it's for real. 

I am just blown away.
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Oh yeah. Part of the reason why I love this commercial is because of the imagery and creativity and Ramones and how it just 100% lines up with my personal interests and aesthetics. Part of the reason why I love this commercial is for how horribly it completely perverts those influences and it's own message.

It really goes to show that there is no idea that capitalism won't co-opt to try and sell you more widgets. (I mean, we had Wall-E toys and happy meals, a movie specifically about the dangers of consumerism and mass consumption). 

When you flee Communist McDonaldsland and arrive at Taco Bell City, every single person is just eating the taco bell crunchwraps, and just immediately hand you one. There's no other food because why would you want anything else? It's trading in an Orwellian dystopia for a Huxleyan dystopia, and is kind of a perfect ending for a commercial that posits that the ultimate act of iconoclastic rebellion is to buy your breakfast from a different fast food corporation. 

It's so impressively wrong and counter to what it's trying to make you feel that I just have to applaud it.
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