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    A hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength?!

    Another friend suggested that but it did seem so familiar from what felt like a comics related memory, some kind of EC art vibe going on, I wasn't sure. Possibly some kind of crossed nostalgia wires on my part.

    Thanks, Guys
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    Do you already have a job lined up? That's pretty cool if so, if you don't mind me asking what did you do previously?
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    #underpass -- Marvel did an 11 issue run for the Toxic Avenger as well as an 8 issue run of the Toxic Crusaders in '91 and '92 respectively. Maybe that's why you have the comic connection?
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    @Warped Savant

    Maybe, I'm also starting to wonder if it's a distorted memory of 'The Incredible Melting Man' artwork from a comic or magazine ad. There's still a nagging voice in the back of my mind that won't be convinced until I see the source image.
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    For those of you who know how to do stuff on Etsy: can you do promo codes on Etsy? If that is not an option, what are the most successful types of promotions to motivate people to buy stuff?
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    You can do all kinds of things with promo codes in etsy - there's a spiel on them at the bottom of the 'Your shop: xxxx' tag. The one thing that has been extremely comforting to find out, after being too busy to spend much real time on my own shop in about three months, is that page views and favourites have absolutely nothing to do with sales. You can increase your views and favourites by being active on the forums and jumping through various hoops, but I think the best way to get sales is to go outwith etsy and spread the word. Or find a real-life shop that sells something a bit like your own work.
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    @Ryan S Thomason: Oddly enough, I've looked there before and hadn't seen it. Go figure! Thanks a lot, there should be a promo code on twitter soon!
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2013

    So, winter's coming and I fancy upgrading my little chin brush into a full, mighty beard. I'm also a lazy man, so rather than shaving off my existing beard and starting from scratch, I'm hoping I can let the rest of my stubble merge into what's already there. Figure if I slowly trim the existing tuft at roughly the same pace as my stubble grows, I should end up with a nice even coating all over.

    Will this succeed without me looking massively silly?
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    #Beardweaver -- What do you look like right now? I'm guessing it won't look silly, but a photo would help make a better judgement call.
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    #beardweaver - I've grown out mohawks that way, so I don't see why not.
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    You could always sculpt this into a beautifully pointed beard once chin and stubble have been growing a few weeks. I'm not saying that this is necessarily a good plan...
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2013 edited

    Funnily enough I've just done exactly that. Happy to report that the blending process was painless and there was absolutely no need to get rid of my chin-thicket first.

    I do look massively silly by default, though, so maybe I'm not the best person to be offering personal grooming tips.

    *edited for evidence*

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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2013 edited

    If your concern on the growing of a beard, is how it may appear to others.

    You Sir, are not approaching byssus cultivation with suitable esteem.

    And, you look fine, Sir.
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2013
    Cheers, all! Particularly Jehrot - yours is a fine, fine example of exactly the kind of beard that I shall cultivate. I am now set on this hairy path...

    ... Buy damn are my cheeks itchy.
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
    At some point, somewhere on this site, someone posted a link to a website that was for freelancers to connect to prospective clients. I thought I bookmarked it. Apparently I didn't. Does anyone know what I'm talking about here? I think I would very much like something like that, as I currently have all the time in the world to work on art and my tiny amount of savings is dwindling.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2013
    There's and

    I've picked up some work from those, but also run into a couple of outright scams and had some difficult and annoying clients.

    They're worth trying, but keep your eyes open and always insist on a contract and don't make informal arrangements until someone's already paid you through the sites a couple of times.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2013

    I'd like to know the general consensus of opinion and whether there's any accepted wisdom here:

    Would a broken neck kill a vampire, stop it for a bit or just slow it down and piss it off?
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2013
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2013
    Best. Question. Ever.

    Depends, I guess. If the cause of the vampirism was viral, I reckon it would just stop it for a bit, then it'd heal up over a few hours, days (?)

    A supernatural vampire would probably be slowed down for a bit, then fix itself within a few minutes, with lots of horrible cracking and clicking noises. Grinning an evil grin and staring straight at you while it did so. You'd need full decapitation and probably some kind of arcane ritual to kill it stone dead.

    I'm intrigued as to why you want to know, now.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2013