I wish for all the powers of... hmm, you know, since the new Avengers is coming out, I'll pick Vision this time, since most of them are in power suits or just strong in different ways.
Due to a recent patch that came out, the wish machine isn't quite able to understand your request. After multiple attempts to parse the meaning of your long string of words after the '...', it settles to analyse the 'hmm' thereafter and cut out all the other unnecessary parts of your wish that make it difficult to understand.
As a result, you now have the powers of the Hidden Markov Model. Even you have trouble understanding what exactly that means and whenever you try to explain it to other people, you only get blank looks and sometimes get called a 'Super Nerd'. Hurray?
I wish I could punch straws into box drinks better than I normally do.
SunnySideUpSmile:Seia from Serpamia Flare meets my son who's named after him (on purpose) and a solar company (not on purpose)
There's Happy baby and Crying baby respectively
Ohmigosh I only saw this now! @_@ IT'S STILL THE GREATEST HONOUR FOR SF AND SEIA <333 and this is absolutely beautiful XDD
All the love for your beautiful baby though Seia better not make him cry -_- happy baby is best! <3
Thank you so much for this it's so so beautiful and I'm still bowled over by this ;v;*** <333
You receive an endless supply of cola! It floods your entire home the instant you try cracking open the magic bottle, however. You also discover, once you finally get the cap back on, that the cola is flat and weird when you try drinking it. You soon receive complaints from all your neighbours and/or housing estates that got flooded with cola from your temporary foray into trying it. Dark and secret organisations infiltrate your home to steal the magical cola bottle from you and you are left with no cola but a mountain of damages to pay for. Eventually the world ends when the bottle is opened and the cap is lost, and almost everyone drowns in weird, flat cola, and you are one of the few survivors in the post-colapolypse. It is a dark, dark timeline.
Latest page for sure, for all the reasons stated; new readers see the quality they have to look forward to, and continuing readers catch the update immediately. Spoilers mean nothing without context, honestly, and I've jumped into comics after seeing the quality of the latest page but not understanding it at all until reading the entire archive, and then reaching the point I initially saw and going 'ohhh :O'.
If anyone is supporting a lot of 1 USD pledges, the new system actively discourages them. If, for example, you spread 10 USD across 10 different artists, the 35 cents (and 2.9%) per pledge becomes 13.79 USD. If you only have 10 USD to spread across, then you're going to have to cut 4 artists from the list of artists you support if you can't afford to pay more than 10 USD. When some countries add a VAT on top of the pledges already, this new system will take a further toll.
For small-time artists that rely on a large spread of 1 USD pledges, this really sucks. >_> This system punishes supporters for small pledges, which I think is really sad. I have seen supporters suspend their account in protest, though I'm not sure if enough of them are doing so to make an impact.
I had several friends help me work on a book I self-published, but one of them referred me to her friend - so essentially, this guy is a friend of a friend - for a proper editor.
We had a good talk and he checked some samples from the book before we both committed to going through the book from top to bottom together. I think as long as you both make it clear from the start what you need, it'll be well worth it. He actually edited it for free because it was his first major novel edit and he wasn't comfortable charging, but because his work was so good I hired him to help edit the second novel I wrote.
Agreement on how payment and/or time commitment should be arranged should definitely be down on paper, whether that's through emails or a drawn-up contract. The two of you also have to agree on a preferred method of how the editor would provide their edits/suggestions to your work, whether that's using Word or Google Docs or whatnot. Also, both gotta agree on how the editor would want to be credited. We've had our disagreements and the occasional debate, but we always kept communication lines open, which I think is important.
(I don't know if the above was stupid obvious or not, just thought I'd throw it out there XD)
Thanks for bringing it to my attention >_> I had no idea. Well, that really sucks for the smaller pledges I have spread out across creators I support. -_-a It'd be nice to at least have the option to have creators continue to take the fee on.