squidgeart

from Adelaide, Australia

  • Activity

    • My mother likes her present!

      1 month ago

      squidgeart

      Like it is a rare thing!


      Balsa wood, laserjet printouts, felt, and 6 layers of Mod Podge


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    • 2124 – The End Of The World

      1 month ago

      squidgeart

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      It's 2124, one hundred years after the world ended.


      The world is a barren wasteland. Cities are abandoned and the natural landscape is devoid of life. How did it come to this?


      One hundred years earlier, it was different story.


      Big businesses around the world believed that they could save more money by dumping waste into our rivers and our seas. The water eventually became polluted, causing fish to die in huge numbers, and ordinary people began to become sick.


      These big businesses eventually figured out that to get away with this, they would buy the support of politicians. Instead of voting like ordinary people, they went around the system and gave donations to popular politicians and their parties and think tanks.


      The politicians became nothing more then lobbyists in all but name. They enacted law after law giving big businesses the opportunity to pollute as much as they want in order to increase their profits. Some politicians were members of these big businesses.


      Ordinary people began to catch on, but it was too late. These big businesses had a strangle hold on politicians and nothing was done. They ordered them to pretend that the environment was not suffering, offering them huge amounts of money to feign ignorance.


      The environment continued to suffer, polar ice caps melted and vast numbers of animals went extinct, but they didn’t care. There was big money to be made.


      The most used form of communication in this era was called 'social media' and it was flooded with messages to convince ordinary people that the everything was alright, the environment wasn't dying, that the real enemy were immigrants.


      As ordinary people were distracted by increasing costs of fuel and food and disinformation, some did rose up against this. They were dismissed by politicians and were sent death threats.


      Within 20 years, life became untenable, the environment soon collapsed completely.

      Riots began in cities across the world, but the governments cracked down and suppressed them, meanwhile big businesses continued to make huge profits.


      Soon the bees started dying, entire ecosystems collapsed. Weather got worse and worse, with mass floods, tsunamis and droughts destroying most of civilization. It was like Mother Nature had finally had enough and wanted to clean house.


      It's been a hundred years since the world ended. As a historian, I’ve often thought, was it worth it? Was big businesses getting richer worth ending the world?

      Story and art by me.

    • 6/5/19

      1 month ago

      squidgeart

      Experiments with Decoupage

      1. PVA Glue/White Glue/Craft Glue + water is not a suitable medium for the varnish - the top layer! They are water soluble and will wreck inkjet and laser print outs.
      2. Mod Podge is the best stuff in the world. It is an American brand that is BOTH glue and varnish. I did some tests, and I thought it looked like it was wrecking the inkjet printing but it was ok an hour later. I don't know. Best results with a laser printer. It has ingredients in it to act like a varnish & sealer so homemade recipes do not work in it.
    • 3/4/19

      1 month ago

      squidgeart

      Funny (as in hair-pulling nightmare). Installing games from a disk (CD or DVD) has become difficult. Back in 1998 it was a doddle.
      I had to copy all the files to a folder on the desktop and used that to install the game. 
      WTF
      Steam/GOG are so much easier to install

    • Bloodline Dynasty

      2 months ago

      squidgeart

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      I've just finished a campaign for Crusader Kings 2.


      I played as the de Hauteville dynasty as I took my bloodline almost 350 years. I started with just a few counties and eventually became king of 1 half of Italy with pieces of North Africa and Ghana.


      Was alot of fun, changing the laws of my realm, conquest and rising from a petty duke to a King.


      A lot more fun than Total War it seems.

    • Pictures from my art exhibition last year 2018 1-6

      2 months ago

      squidgeart

      All copyright by me, Luigi Pangaro 2018.

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      02__installing_new_upgrades___first_time


      03_first_time_in_city_streets___first_ti


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    • 25 Jan 2019

      5 months ago

      squidgeart

      THE WORLD hates trans people. America bans us from its military, Australia doesn't like the 'gender whisperers', Japan sterilizes us, Brazil kills us, and the UK media makes it their mission too destroy us.

    • Not a Total War 2

      5 months ago

      squidgeart

      I gave the game Medieval Total War 2 many chances but I finally uninstalled it off my system.


      I had to go to the .ini file and make changes to how the AI behaves. I set them not to attack allies, neutral factions and only attack if their enemy is at war of them and they are significantly stronger.


      IT DIDN'T WORK.


      They still broke alliances and attacked me because their trustwothiness was set to 'despicable', which I couldn't change. THEN an army I created with plenty of cavalry, spearmen and archers turned on me! They became rebels for no reason!


      I admire the game's depictions of battles, but the campaign AI truly turned me off the game.

  • Comments (32)

    • AussieFlower

      4 years ago

      Hey. Thanks for the add

    • 03k64firefly Big Damn Hero

      4 years ago

      A Warm Fuzzy for you!

      You are a beautiful person.

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    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      7 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif

    • LepraSaun

      7 years ago

      yeah i try to, im just busy lately. In fact i just did the intro for the new one coming out. I'll get back into em eventually though :)

    • squidgeart

      7 years ago

      Oh you can't make it anymore? Oh that sucks. :(

    • pak78

      7 years ago

      I wish I could bro but work pulled a u-turn on me and said I can't have the time off.
      It sucks the big one but I can't take the time without pay

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Thanks! Its from Torchwood: Miracle Day

    • Arvin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Help Out RTOZ! Repost this!
      +mod this and this and any other ones you see!

      Hope to see you there!

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hahahaaha good thing i looked at your profile... commenting on yourself doesn't show me that you answered me. haha! I though you might be ignoring me.....

    • squidgeart

      8 years ago

      Hello there. How are you?

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hiya New friend!

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I hope to be on tomorrow. There is a community playdate tomorrow and I might be doing that instead ^_^ We'll see! smiley13.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I usually am ^_^ smiley13.gif

    • Visceral

      8 years ago

      Oh hell yeah, zombies are the new nazis everyone loved killing nazi's now everyone loves killing zombies.
      only thing better than that is NAZI ZOMBIEs . smiley4.gif

    • Arvin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Aussie RT fan? Great! Here's a new and upcoming group that all the cool kids are joining: RvB OZ.
      And don't worry about this group just sitting there and collecting dust, this group is organised and very much active!

    • Tranzellical

      8 years ago

      Yay! I made you a sponsor!

    • squidgeart

      8 years ago

      I don't mind at all! :D Should I PM you my address?

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I'll send one to you! ^_^ It will come late...but as long as you don't mind! smiley13.gif

    • Visceral

      8 years ago

      Hey squidge, thanks for the friend request , I hope we can catch up sometime soon. I know its gonna be kinda tough with the time difference but im sure we will get together eventually. C ya soon
      Will

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      Sorry for the double post...I just got really excited smiley13.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I mentioned you in today's Cmmunity Content of the Week post! smiley13.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I'm mentioning you on the Rooster Teeth Community Content group today! smiley13.gif

    • Nestry

      8 years ago

      Thanks darling. I hate to say it but I'm not up to par at the moment, but I will get there.
      How about you? How are things on your end?

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      Doing fairly well ^_^ We just got back from Thanksgiving break. We are going to start packing this week for the big move into the house AND tomorrow we sign for the home loan. WOW! I can't believe this is really happening! 0_o This is the most adult thing i've ever done...but I won't let it get to my head *LOL* smiley13.gif

    • cab0oserocks

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your reply- only now do I realize I missed it a few weeks ago. Whoops! Anyway, your advice is reassuring. Those are all things that I'm proud to possess. I suppose working with a half-ass, uninterested crew steels one to the point where I'm not afraid to roll the ball myself. This is good. smiley0.gif

      You say you're a volunteer at the station, how do you support yourself financially? What's good work for a filmmaker to keep food on the table? My film teacher recommends filming things like concerts and plays for groups around town, but I'd be hesitant to trust my livelihood in a few years to circumstantial work.

    • squidgeart

      8 years ago

      hello, how are you?

    • master720ful

      8 years ago

      hi,what's up?

    • squidgeart

      8 years ago

      I'm flattered, I really am. I hate to disappoint you, but I have only been paid for filmmaking once for a PSA. Most of us are volunteers at the station. I get paid in experience, knowledge and exposure, which is a nice start. And a nice resume. However, the higher ups call it work and it certainly feel like it.
      No, no, no, not luck at all. I studied film at an art school - kinda of like a film school but I also got to learn ceramics.
      I can give you some advice to get to my stage. Patience, persistence, hard work, & faith. I had to make friends and get 'in' with the station. I didn't get my show on television for sitting around waiting for a phone call back. I went up to them every week and asked them about the show's progress. There is no such thing as pestering in this business. Have faith in yourself, you can do it. If you don't believe in yourself, nothing happens.
      But most of all, make films! Make as many as you can, as much as you can! It improves your skills and gives you a library of content to use.

      Keep me posted on your progress. We are on the same journey, hope we can help each other.

    • cab0oserocks

      8 years ago

      I checked out your Vimeo page and some of the stuff you've made for the TV station you work at. You essentially have the job I want in a few years. May I ask how you got your job? Did you go to film school, or did you intern strait out of high school and move up from there? Or was it just plain dumb luck?

    • squidgeart

      8 years ago

      Hi. I've never been to PAX before, what's it like?

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      I'm doing well, thanks ^_^ Been getting ready for PAX and taking care of my husband after his knee surgery. Been a long week...and this week is going to feel even longer smiley8.gif

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