And with that, I bid thee adieu

As fate would have it, I live in a country that is neither wealthy enough to just have a standing army nor is it safe enough to just ignore having an army (thanks to the congregation of twats that is Kremlin). Such countries typically institute a mandatory military service for their citizens.

I think you see where this is going. 11 months.

I’ll have some form of Internet access, but without a computer (+ tablet) or scanner new uploads will be sparse. See you in a year.

So.
When you go to study IT, you’d expect to learn…computer-stuffs, right? Programming, software architecture, about the internal life of computers and the sorts, right?
Well, welcome to higher education. Here, find the eigenvectors for those matrices. Now go test this statistical hypothesis. How is this relevant to your specialty, you ask? Well…how about you go prove Brook’s theorem for me, then I’ll think about answering that question.
There’s math in my IT and it’s exactly as disgusting as finding snot in your burger.

So.

When you go to study IT, you’d expect to learn…computer-stuffs, right? Programming, software architecture, about the internal life of computers and the sorts, right?

Well, welcome to higher education. Here, find the eigenvectors for those matrices. Now go test this statistical hypothesis. How is this relevant to your specialty, you ask? Well…how about you go prove Brook’s theorem for me, then I’ll think about answering that question.

There’s math in my IT and it’s exactly as disgusting as finding snot in your burger.

I don’t gush about a lot of things.
I won’t fill your dashboard with announcements of yet another Pokemon game, or with .gifsets of ‘Game Of Thrones’ or ‘Attack On Titan’, or reblog ‘Breaking Bad’ fan art. But gosh darnit, I’m gonna gush about Deus Ex:Human Revolution and you’re gonna love it.
Played through that game again a few months ago. Gosh, do I like the visual style of it. I’m not much of a wordsmith, so I hope the fact that I was walking around the game, making screenshots of interesting things and places and eventually filed my screenshots folder with 120 pictures communicates adequately my love for it style.
I then felt like doing a small sketch featuring all the distinct things about it visual style that I could think of.
Black-and-gold colours? Check
The mondernangular facades of much of DX:HR’s arcitecture?  Check
Dirty, run-down streets of Hengsha with freaking air conditioners everywhere? Check
Fog? Check
The lumbering boxguard? Check
Neon signs? Check
Tiny stair-lights? Check

I don’t gush about a lot of things.

I won’t fill your dashboard with announcements of yet another Pokemon game, or with .gifsets of ‘Game Of Thrones’ or ‘Attack On Titan’, or reblog ‘Breaking Bad’ fan art. But gosh darnit, I’m gonna gush about Deus Ex:Human Revolution and you’re gonna love it.

Played through that game again a few months ago. Gosh, do I like the visual style of it. I’m not much of a wordsmith, so I hope the fact that I was walking around the game, making screenshots of interesting things and places and eventually filed my screenshots folder with 120 pictures communicates adequately my love for it style.

I then felt like doing a small sketch featuring all the distinct things about it visual style that I could think of.

  • Black-and-gold colours? Check
  • The mondernangular facades of much of DX:HR’s arcitecture?  Check
  • Dirty, run-down streets of Hengsha with freaking air conditioners everywhere? Check
  • Fog? Check
  • The lumbering boxguard? Check
  • Neon signs? Check
  • Tiny stair-lights? Check
Playing with that old idea of elementals again.
—-
The husky here was part of a arctic expedition gone wrong. Separated from the others and stuck in a blizzard, things could hardly have been be worse. After desperately searching for his way back in the hounding weather and while on the verge of collapsing, a group of strange expeditioners found him and took him back to their camp for shelter and warmth. But relief quickly turns into despair when he realizes who rescued him…
You see, plutonium has the property of alpha decay which makes plutonium self-heating - large lumps could even boil water. Thanks to that property, plutonium elementals are extra resistant to cold and make excellent polar expeditioners. 
It also means that they are, for their radioactivity, branded as a threat to society and exiled. Polar regions are not just the areas where they do well, they are pretty much the only places they won’t be chased away from. So, over the years, they have set up camps there and formed their own societies.
And the husky now finds himself in one of such camps. What do you do? If you leave now, you are going to be all alone against the still-raging blizzard which you nearly froze to death in. If you stay, you risk being irradiated to death….if the bitter elementals don’t just lynch you first.
The clock is ticking…

Playing with that old idea of elementals again.

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The husky here was part of a arctic expedition gone wrong. Separated from the others and stuck in a blizzard, things could hardly have been be worse. After desperately searching for his way back in the hounding weather and while on the verge of collapsing, a group of strange expeditioners found him and took him back to their camp for shelter and warmth. But relief quickly turns into despair when he realizes who rescued him…

You see, plutonium has the property of alpha decay which makes plutonium self-heating - large lumps could even boil water. Thanks to that property, plutonium elementals are extra resistant to cold and make excellent polar expeditioners. 

It also means that they are, for their radioactivity, branded as a threat to society and exiled. Polar regions are not just the areas where they do well, they are pretty much the only places they won’t be chased away from. So, over the years, they have set up camps there and formed their own societies.

And the husky now finds himself in one of such camps. What do you do? If you leave now, you are going to be all alone against the still-raging blizzard which you nearly froze to death in. If you stay, you risk being irradiated to death….if the bitter elementals don’t just lynch you first.

The clock is ticking…

So, I got me Starcraft 2 some time ago, because…it’s an interesting game to watch actually, one of the few video games that is great to spectate and I’ve watched Starcraft 2 tournaments for a while. So it’s be strange to never download and try it myself.
This is my first encounter with playing RTS games online. Annnnd….oh boy.
You see, I’ve grown up with FPS games and they’re quite simple at core. Point gun at dude’s, click, dude explodes! Rinse and repeat. Simple, easy to grasp!
But Starcraft, that devil, expects you to multitask like a amphetamine-infused rabbit in heat (exhibit A). Everything wants your attention and it wants it now or else you get half your army wiped out by mines or all your workers roasted or you run your marines into a barrage of artillery. So my first few games ended up looking more like:
Make marine
Make second marine
Make third marine
Make fo—OHMYGOD THEY’RE ALREADY ATTACKING
HOW DO THEY HAVE SO MUCH STUFF ALREADY!?
WHY DO THEY HAVE TANKS!?!
..followed by an unceremonious surrender.
But, alas, I’ve made it into Gold league by now. According to some statistics floating around, that would make me better than 60% of Stracraft players, so I guess yay me?

So, I got me Starcraft 2 some time ago, because…it’s an interesting game to watch actually, one of the few video games that is great to spectate and I’ve watched Starcraft 2 tournaments for a while. So it’s be strange to never download and try it myself.

This is my first encounter with playing RTS games online. Annnnd….oh boy.

You see, I’ve grown up with FPS games and they’re quite simple at core. Point gun at dude’s, click, dude explodes! Rinse and repeat. Simple, easy to grasp!

But Starcraft, that devil, expects you to multitask like a amphetamine-infused rabbit in heat (exhibit A). Everything wants your attention and it wants it now or else you get half your army wiped out by mines or all your workers roasted or you run your marines into a barrage of artillery. So my first few games ended up looking more like:

  • Make marine
  • Make second marine
  • Make third marine
  • Make fo—OHMYGOD THEY’RE ALREADY ATTACKING
  • HOW DO THEY HAVE SO MUCH STUFF ALREADY!?
  • WHY DO THEY HAVE TANKS!?!

..followed by an unceremonious surrender.

But, alas, I’ve made it into Gold league by now. According to some statistics floating around, that would make me better than 60% of Stracraft players, so I guess yay me?

Estonian language quirk of the day

Worrying is a powerful thing. So much so that one can worry things into existence. Indeed, in Estonian, you do not need to buy things or trade for them, you can worry them up!

Thus…

"I acquired myself a lawn mower"

…is equivalent to…

"I worried myself a lawn mower"

"Lost the escort ship in a storm.
Lead ship had an engine failure.
Our ship is leaking fuel.

This trip is already a disaster. We’re almost certainly not going to reach the lava fields in this state.
….the Canyon tribe is nearby though, we even saw a patrol of theirs. Perhaps, perhaps they can provide us assistance….and not ask too many questions.”
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"Lost the escort ship in a storm.

Lead ship had an engine failure.

Our ship is leaking fuel.

This trip is already a disaster. We’re almost certainly not going to reach the lava fields in this state.

….the Canyon tribe is nearby though, we even saw a patrol of theirs. Perhaps, perhaps they can provide us assistance….and not ask too many questions.”

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Design pondering: cybernetic squirrel edition.
Mu’s design was always an awkward one from the start because it is trying to bash together two conflicting goals- a cute and fluffy inviting-looking creature and this serious stealthy military infiltrator- thingy. Kind of a ‘having your cake and eating it’ moment. Still, the previous variation certainly didn’t fulfill the infiltrator look requirement, so I went and fixed that.
Now I need to just think what to do with that tail. A simple ring looks kind of dumb, but what, oh what can one really equip a tail with? Hmm.

Design pondering: cybernetic squirrel edition.

Mu’s design was always an awkward one from the start because it is trying to bash together two conflicting goals- a cute and fluffy inviting-looking creature and this serious stealthy military infiltrator- thingy. Kind of a ‘having your cake and eating it’ moment. Still, the previous variation certainly didn’t fulfill the infiltrator look requirement, so I went and fixed that.

Now I need to just think what to do with that tail. A simple ring looks kind of dumb, but what, oh what can one really equip a tail with? Hmm.


Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, most ferrets will live happily in social groups. A group of ferrets is commonly referred to as a “business”
- Wikipedia

A group of ferrets is a business.
They are professionals that have little ties to show that they are serious about their jobs.
Serious business

Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, most ferrets will live happily in social groups. A group of ferrets is commonly referred to as a “business

- Wikipedia

A group of ferrets is a business.

They are professionals that have little ties to show that they are serious about their jobs.

Serious business

sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)
sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)
sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)

sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/

~~

Those of you who don’t know,A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!

The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 

The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O

>And here’s a link to the store again<

Yay!

~~

My finished webcomicA Redtail’s Dream

My current, ongoing webcomicStand Still. Stay Silent

~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.

(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)