So, you know how folks on the conservative side of things like to portray Christianity with this sort of fluffy, soft-focus “Radicals? We don’t have no stinking radicals!”?
Yeah. Check this shit out. These people scare me just as badly as the 15 year-old ISIS recruit.
So now it appears that the GOP has decided that shitting on high school kids is a bright idea. So, let’s start counting the ways:
1. Double down on old, white and racist.
2. Cede any sort of moral or principled stand on anything.
3. Shit on the next generation of voters.
Their only endgame can be ending voting, period. There’s no other way they stay viable as a party.
When you’re chasing after your dreams sometimes you
feel like what you want is running faster than you. ?
So you work harder and harder on a daily
basis hoping to have a breakthrough. ?
For over 5 Years I worked everyday to accomplish the life I’m
living now and failed in business after business trying to make
money online with little to no luck because of this one thing…
I lacked PATIENCE. ⌛️
Dreaming of the dream made me so impatient that I pushed the dream further and further away from me on a daily basis ???
Now, after YEARS of failing and frustration I’ve learned to fall in love with the process of achieving the dream and now it’s more fun to GROW then it is to “Get there” and that’s the magic. ?
You have to fall so in LOVE with the process of who you’re becoming along your journey that you don’t even care when you accomplish the “End Goal” because you enjoy the process of growing so much that the end goal is like a pat on the back.
Learning to master patience and the law of detachment is difficult but if you’re willing to let go then your dreams will start to RUN after you quicker than you can say “RANK UP NOW.” ?
People give to local organizations like their church, their school, or a hospital because they can see the tangible impact of their donation. Epic Foundation makes it possible for donors to see the same impact for dozens of outstanding social organizations around the world. How do we do it? I explained to Bloomberg Radio this week.
If you’re in DC/Virginia this Thursday, Feb 8, and interested in learning about the State of the Media from a POC, Muslim and Jewish American jouranlist perspective, come join us at Sixth & I. We have an all-star cast and it’s only $15. Should be a lot of fun.
Suppose the Chief of Staff of a Democratic President said Whites in the Rust Belt are “lazy” and need to get off their butt, pull themselves up from the boot strap and stop being “criminal” opioid drug addicts? Wouldn’t that be bigoted and wrong? Asking for a DREAMer friend.
For quite some time me and my good friend and amazing artist Dmitry Parkin have been working on a somewhat large collection(100+ items) of 3D models for a Medieval/Fantasy setting with primary focus on design and quality of Zbrush sculpting.
The goal was to create an easy to use online store that is only dedicated to Armor/Weapons/Clothing/Organic parts, that can be thought of as a medieval/fantasy KitBash that artists can use to support their work whether it’s a Videogame, Film or an Illustration/ConceptArt project.
We’re prepping all the models right now and are super excited about all the work we’ve done with Dmitry! Hopefully by the mid next week, we’ll be able to launch the website and post a bunch of images for the items we designed/modeled for the store. Can’t wait to show it!!
For now here is our silly little logo and I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!
Finished editing/narrating my master-class for upcoming Artstation/Gnomon event where I’ll be showing how I design/model/render this guy: a melee “combat sport” robot with its design/idea inspired by gladiators and WW2 style gear.
14 chapters of total 3.5h long class explains and shows my process for creating a robotic 3D Concept Design for Entertainment using a workflow that combines digital sculpting, polygonal modeling and CAD software. In my case it’s ZBrush, Softimage and Moi3D, but with its emphasis on principles rather than just showing how the software works I do hope this class will be useful regardless of what is your software of choice. Rendering-wise I used Octane, but the same lighting/shading setup can be used in Keyshot or any other modern renderer.
If you’re interested in the event here is the link:
There is a nice “early bird” discount for those who’ll get the event tickets before this Thursday. Cheers!!
4 years ago – Kharkov-city, Eastern Ukraine – a mass riot against new Maidan government, against Ukrainian nationalists and pro-EU liberals. The moment of storming the city administration, defended by cops and some Maidan nationalists.
The uprising in Kharkov was suppressed by pro-government troops, as well as in Odessa and some other cities. The faults of the rioters: storming and seizing some government buildings, they didn’t dare to storm police/army units (who were embarrassed and confused at the moment) and didn’t block railway stations to prevent the arrival of pro-government troops and nationalists mobilized from other regions (far-right football fans).
The anti-government rioters were eventually either arrested or had to retreat to Donbass, forming there one of the strongest units of Donbas rebels.
Very excited to share the news that an incredible artist/designer/art-director Jama Jurabaev has joined “Machine Instinct” project!! Check out the new video!
With just a few paint-over concepts Jama already inspired a more refined feel of the game’s lighting/mood that gave the environment a needed sense of depth and also a much better read. He also suggested a bunch of cool ideas to implement in the game, both in terms of gameplay and visuals (one of which was adding a flamethrower you can see in this video – yay!). I’m still working on recreating it all in Unreal Engine but I’m pleased already to show this progress so far. The project has been an insane learning curve for me outside of CG realm, I’m currently working on improving gameplay+ refining game mechanics, fixing the bugs, adding death screen, etc. and can’t wait to show new update soon!
In case you missed previous posts, “Machine Instinct” is a 90’s inspired side scroller robo-survival action game where the player gets to control a weaponized robodog capable of transforming into a mecha werewolf and the goal is to hold the so called “H-point” position as long as possible to gain a better score while taking advantage of various weapons/upgrades throughout the level.
The general story&setting: Hostile Ai’s are taking over the Sky Grid platform attempting to disrupt the production of Sky Plasma Units. Advanced tactical quadruped robot codenamed WARDOG is deployed to defend the sky platform and to deal with countless waves of enemy robots.
As always thank you all so much for the support!! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend