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I'm watching an all-night (all-weekend, actually) marathon of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and reeeeeeaally ought to consider sleeping tonight, but that episode where Vincent Price plays a snarky well-dressed French spy is on next and Vincent Price and snarky well-dressed French spies are two of my favorite things.

I made some custom brushes for an image editing program, though, so my night hasn't been totally unproductive.

EDIT: ...and so I continue to be more interested in Victor Marton's backstory with Mr. Waverly than the actual plot of the episode.

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Date: 2016-02-07 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! I'm glad you're getting to see it!

Oooh, custom brushes. Intriguing.

Victor Marton's backstory with Mr. Waverly is totally more interesting than the plot of the episode. (I want to know too! I wonder if anyone's fan-ficced stuff on that?) I'm pretty underwhelmed by most of the early season 2 episodes.

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Date: 2016-02-07 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am delighted! ...and judging by my tracking number, my DVDs might actually get here tomorrow. Huhn.

I can put gears on everything, now! Brushes are so easy! So easy I feel kind of pitiful for never attempting them before!

If no one has, someone should. Whatever went down between those two is absolutely fic-worthy (I honestly didn't even remember there was a mind-reading device in this episode...all my attention was on spy!Vincent and all his Frenchness, I guess).

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Date: 2016-02-07 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, another Sunday delivery? Or tomorrow as in Monday? Awesome either way!

I never would have thought brushes would be easy to make! Intriguing.

It totally is! (I think I vaguely remembered the mind-reading device, as I was hoping for more hurt/comfort in that scene than we got.)

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Date: 2016-02-07 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It says "arriving tomorrow by 8PM." I thought things didn't ship on Sunday, but that's when the last one showed up...

It probably varies from program to program, but in this case it amounted to selecting the image, opening the right window, and clicking "create."

They're on a first-name basis and banter like pros. What if Victor was Waverly's Illya at some point?

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-07 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very interesting!

Wow. Don't you have to give instructions for what you want the brush to do, etc.?

Oooh. That is a bittersweet thought. But possible!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-07 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At least it's not arriving by drone.

Nope...I just select it from the menu when I want to use it, same as I would the sparkles and snowflakes the program came with.

Fic. I need it. Somebody needs to do the thing.

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Date: 2016-02-07 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL. That still sounds so sci-fi. Has Amazon really started doing that?

Huh. How do you know when you want it, though, if you don't pick its function?

Maybe I can find out if anyone's dabbled with that!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-07 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've seen drone blooper videos, but apparently "Amazon Prime Air" is still an in-the-future feature.

...I think I might be missing something. What do you mean when you say "pick its function"? My brushes are all just set as airbrush shapes.

Let me know if you find it!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-07 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I didn't really think they would have started it yet.

I guess that's their function then. But how do they do that if all you do is click Create and a brush suddenly exists? LOL.

I will!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-08 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My box got here by 4PM. I actually have no idea when it actually arrived, as they left it in the mailbox for some reason instead of bringing it to the door. I wouldn't have thought to check the mailbox on a Sunday, so it's lucky someone else did, because our mailbox door blew off in a storm and I'm not at all comfortable with the thought of a box of DVDs and Blu-Rays sitting exposed until I got home from work Monday evening.

There really isn't much to setting them open up the picture you want to turn into a brush, erase anything that's not the part you want as a brush, select it with the magic wand, open the airbrush tab, select custom, select create, and it shows up in the brush menu. So basically, yeah, you click a button and a brush exists. Then you just select it from the drop down menu when you airbrush things.

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Date: 2016-02-08 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's awesome that it got there! And that someone checked! Yikes, that would not have been good at all if it had been there until tomorrow, especially with no door.

Ahh, the picture becomes a brush. Wow. So you do that if you want a specific color or piece of the picture to brush on anywhere?

(no subject)

Date: 2016-02-09 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was really wet today...rain + open mailbox + cardboard box sounds like a decent recipe for disaster.

If you want a specific color from a picture, you can usually just select it with the dropper. You can even fill in sections of a picture with other sections of a picture with the clone brush options, say if you wanted to put more flowers in a bare spot of a garden. The brushes I was making are the kind if you want to use the same design and vary the size and color and opacity. If you remember my old snowflake background, that was done with brushes.

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Date: 2016-02-09 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yikes. Yes.


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Date: 2016-02-08 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is the same marathon I've been watching instead of studying for exams I have the day after tomorrow. #YOLO

But ooooooh, would you mind if I did something with the idea of Victor being Waverly's Illya?

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Date: 2016-02-09 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've seen at least half of those episodes before, have the first two seasons on DVD, and had to be up for work in the morning, and I still spent most of the weekend watching it. Here, a Spy-icon in the spirit of fangirly commiseration. He's not Victor Marton, but he's still snarky and French and well-dressed.

Dude, go for it. I'm tempted to try out the plotbunny myself at some point, but the world can't have enough Waverly-and-Marton fic, as far as I'm concerned.
Edited Date: 2016-02-09 01:04 am (UTC)


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