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DCC'14 Artist Valley: Sariochan Arts (Sarin Tatroe)

Her art is mostly a blend of anime/manga style with a little bit of realism injected into her pieces. Copic markers are her current favorite medium of choice.

http://denvercomiccon.com/dcc/exhibitors/sariochan-arts-sarin-tatroe/
Sarin of Sariochan Arts is a local artist living in Thornton who has been drawing on and off since she can remember. She is currently trying her hand out as a freelance artist after bidding the corporate world farewell to be a stay at home mom. When not “arting”, as she calls it, she loves...
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Am I the only one that misses rotary phones? So much more fun than buttons or a touchscreen. 💞
 
Watch a new generation of phone users try to figure out rotary phones, dial tones, and busy signals. This "Kids React" video from +Fine Brothers  promises to make you feel ancient. My latest for +CNET!
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Where have these been all my studying life???
 
The detail, obsessiveness and insight of Japanese design will never cease to amaze me.  See-Through Tip Highlighter.  http://goo.gl/zypHg9
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I want one!!!
 
This Kinetic Light Newton’s Cradle is like having a science rave right on your desktop. This futuristic take on the classic desk accessory features bright, multicolor LEDs in each glass sphere and will look great when you dim the lights.

Link: http://www.geekalerts.com/kinetic-light-newtons-cradle/
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Hey guys! Lots of comments here I just want to repeat what I wrote on FB last night to address some comments about our campaign: 

1) Geek and Sundry (and Tabletop) up until now was funded by YouTube's original channel initiative, which is not continuing to go forward anymore. We have been talking to a bunch of partners and are excited about some of our options to continue G&S as a company, but Wil (and we) were passionate about being able to keep Tabletop on schedule to release more episodes this year, and stay independent of influence to change the show for sponsor/commercial reasons. That is why we are fundraising like this.

2) This show is a standout for a reason: We pay professional people to make it. It's polished and stands next to TV show quality because we wanted to make something long-lasting, and impact in a big way, like a TV show when we conceived it. To put it in perspective: The average 30 second commercial you see on TV? Costs 1-3 million dollars. EACH. The average 1/2 hour comedy? 2-3 million dollars. Shows like Game of Thrones? 7-9 million dollars. PER EPISODE.

We are doing a minimum of fifteen, 30 minute shows for a fraction of ONE TV SHOW. If you put it in that perspective, we are definitely not paying people professional rates to work on it. I do a lot of low budget web videos here (to help subsidize shows like Tabletop, actually), and I think the ones that last beyond that moment of consumption are the ones that have budgets, that people tend to enjoy over and over. My goal always has been to show the established TV world that people can work outside the system and compete with their business, Tabletop is our best example of that, just like The Guild before us. We are doing this show for the minimum we can do it and keep up what we have established before us, I promise.

3) You do not have to donate, we appreciate it so much if you choose to do so, and understand if you don't. It will still be free and watchable by you if we make our fundraising goal on YouTube. If anyone has any other questions I'll check this thread back to answer more. Until then, thank you and play more games!
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The only good thing about April Fool's Day is stuff like this done by various sites. Google usually pulls my favorite pranks.
 
Omg go to Google maps of your phone, click on Search and press Start. I take back hating April Fools haha!
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Yes! Life is full of ups & downs & we're meant to experience them! (Yes, there is a fine line between experiencing the lows & wallowing in them, which can be through no fault of your own, but we're not supposed to be happy go lucky & grateful for EVERYTHING 24/7.)
 
When gratitude is harmful. http://bit.ly/1daW1dX

Mondo disclaimer: I believe intensely in the power of Gratitude (note: capital G). If I were to have a religion (that's never going to happen, but if it did), it would be Gratitude. Practice gratitude -- really practice it, and it will exalt you from the shit of despair to life-sustaining bliss.

Gratitude vibrates very close to the frequency of miracles. (Click to tweet: http://bit.ly/1eS3edT)

But contrary to a lot of new age lit theory, gratitude is not always the best immediate response to what life throws at you.

As enlightened as it may sound, "finding the gift in the pain" isn't the first priority when you're actually in pain. Our suffering does NOT want to be denied or avoided, or glossed over with thankfulness. It wants our attention. When we paint over pain with premature or unexamined gratitude, we're actually delaying our healing. We're denying a critical part of our experience -- the actual suffering, in which there is incredible power and agency.

Are you grateful that you got ripped off? Or that s/he cheated on you? That you missed your flight, were utterly disrespected and/or neglected, got humiliated, had your bike stolen, grew a tumour, lost the love, were harmed, failed the test?

Wait, don't answer that yet. 1-800-New-Age-Justified-Feedback called and they said that some affirmations of gratitude will make it alllll better. That everything happens for a reason, that anger is a toxic emotion, that all is well in the universe. (All these things are true, by the way, but they're only part of the truth.)

When all is NOT well in your part of the universe, THERE -- where the wound happened. Don't make the pain pretty with the theory of gratitude; be hurt, be pissed, be furious, be weak. Be where it's ugly and uncomfortable -- without adding sweetener to it. Spare yourself the karmic explanations, the family of origin connections, the "it's all good" bullshit.

You with me? Where it hurts? Great. You may only need to be there for three seconds. Or an afternoon. (Too much time there will turn to poison, but you'll decide for yourself when you're done with the suffering. I pray you keep it brief as you can.)

And then...

After you have respected the pain and tabulated the lessons then comes the gratitude. (Click to tweet: http://bit.ly/1l3PvIm)

In a heart beat. For how much you learned, for how the mystery leads you into a higher state of being, for how far you've come, for how very much you have to be grateful for.
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Would love to have a Guild Lego set!!!
 
Everyone should vote on this #LEGO set of +The Guild so I can finally have my very own +Felicia Day minifig! http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13696 
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    Owner, Crochet artist, present
    Geeky crochet and more! bittendesigns.etsy.com
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    Specializing in portraits, pinup and cosplay photography.
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Just a friendly little bunny... with fangs. ^w^
Introduction
I'm the geeky, otaku, vampire bunny with too many fandoms. I'm an artist of photos, words and crochet. I'm a wife, mom of 2 tiny humans and 2 furkids, avid reader and I honestly have more hobbies and fandoms than I have time for.  Admitting it is the first step, right?  Some quotes I live by: "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."  "Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional."
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Survived changing majors from cosmetology to accounting to art with a drawing emphasis to art education with a drawing emphasis and then to photography, Won NaNoWriMo in '13 '12 '11 & '10,
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  • University of Northern Colorado
    Photography, 2005 - 2011
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