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1. Anime Fashion: Hair Styles
Anime Fashion: Hair Styles
When you step into the world of anime, you step into a world of wacky colored hair and crazy hairstyles! After you've watched a couple of series, though, you might notice that certain types of characters have certain styles or colors of hair. Is this a coincidence? Are they copying eachother? No!...
Entertainment & Media - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:08
2. Drawing Manga - Which Pens?
Drawing Manga - Which Pens?
There's no doubt that your favourite manga artists are talented with pens and ink. But did you know they vary which inking tools they use, for different tasks? That some of the most unique styles in the manga are in part because of use specialist pens like the 'brush' pen and 'Maru' pen? What are...
Arts & Design - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:37
3. Which graphics tablet?
Which graphics tablet?
One question I get asked again and again is, 'What is the best graphics tablet?' as I'm a digital artist, it seems only natural to ask me. It's easy to understand why this is perhaps the most frequently asked question to not just me, but every digital artist. The reason for this is because graph...
Arts & Design - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:45
4. The Tools You Need For Drawing Manga
The Tools You Need For Drawing Manga
There are so many different products and art sets avaliable today, from office supply stores to specialist artshops. But what are the tools that you need if you want to draw manga, the japanese form of comicbooks? You've got your pencil and your pens, but something's lacking. Have you got the rig...
Arts & Design - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:52:52
5. The ULTIMATE Bleach Gift Guide
The ULTIMATE Bleach Gift Guide
Bleach, it's one of the coolest anime there is, and it has some of the coolest merchandise. The latest manga, awesome figurines, keychains and posters- there's something for every Bleach fan here! I've listed the best stuff, that is also affordable. These make great gifts for christmas- for kids...
Gift Guide - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:03:38
6. Comicbook and Manga Paper - The Artists Guide
Comicbook and Manga Paper - The Artists Guide
What is the best paper type to draw on? What is the standard size used by professionals? These are questions that someone trying to draw inked images or pages of comicbooks and manga often ask! When you begin your artwork, you begin with a blank canvas! But that canvas has been designed for a sp...
Arts & Design - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:53:19
7. The ULTIMATE Naruto Gift Guide
The ULTIMATE Naruto Gift Guide
Are you looking for the coolest Naruto stuff? As a gift for someone? As a gift for yourself? Or just for fun? Then come take a look. I've collected the coolest Naruto themed products for the coolest Naruto fans! You can have a blast looking at the super-sweet figurines, or the cute plushies. And...
Gift Guide - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:50
8. Make your own Christmas crackers
Make your own Christmas crackers
I love making my own crackers because I get to choose the gifts that go into them. You also get to match the crackers to your other Christmas declarations and cover them in your own creations. I use mine to decorate the tree, perching them amongst the branches. I also use them on the table, one f...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:54:05
9. Anime Fashion: An Illustrated Guide
Anime Fashion: An Illustrated Guide
Most often it's easy to understand anime fashion, afterall, mainstream fashion tends to be shared all around the world. But on the odd occasion, when watching your favourite shows or reading your favourite manga, you'll find something that doesn't quite make sense. Perhaps you've come across a ...
Fashion & Beauty - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:31:15
10. Best British Chocolate
Best British Chocolate
British Chocolate; it is without doubt some of the best chocolate in the world. Britain has a long history of chocolate manufacture and creation, which is pretty good considering that Britain can't even grow its own cocoa. Perhaps unsuprisingly, British chocolate is low in cocoa, so low, that mo...
Food & Cooking - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:47
11. Nativity play actors
Nativity play actors
Every Nativity play needs a different collection of characters. Of course, there are some constants like Mary and Joseph are almost always required! but there is a remarkable difference depending on whether you're following a Biblical approach, a traditional approach or a modern more mainstream ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:31
12. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Style
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Style
They're calling her 'The Japanese Lady Gaga', but 20 year old Kyary is less Gaga, and more googoo-gaga. This talented japanese girl is a music and fashion phenomenon who draws her creative nutrients from roots penetrating deep into Japan's fashion capital, Harajuku. Known for her 'weird cute' sty...
Fashion & Beauty - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:55:21
13. How To Draw Manga - The Book Series
How To Draw Manga - The Book Series
'The Society for the Study of Manga Technique' is a a vast collaboration proffesional japanese manga artists, which spans over many genres and generations. There is a huge range of How To Draw Manga books, which are so numerous that they needed their own page. (I've also included offshoots) Thes...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:50
14. Anime Fashion: The Kimono
Anime Fashion: The Kimono
The kimono, the instantly recognisable, traditional clothing of Japan. It's elegant, colorful, versatile, and completely exotic to most of the world! With more and more people watching anime, however, exotic and foreign is no longer an acceptable summary. We want to know more- why are kimono worn...
Entertainment & Media - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:51
15. LST 368 - Landing troops at Anzio, World War II
LST 368 - Landing troops at Anzio, World War II
The 'Landing at Anzio' was written by my father who commanded LST 368. A.E. Weightman. He wrote this about the landing at Anzio, he's no longer with us, but I think he'd have been delighted to have it reprinted on the internet, all these years later. He also drew a fantastic picture of the land...
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:12
16. Which Graphics Software?
Which Graphics Software?
Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter- these are some of the big names in the big buissiness that is graphics software. If you've ever used a computer, (*wink*) if you're on this page, reading this article, then you"ll have wanted graphics software some time in the past. Was it to edit a photogr...
Arts & Design - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:54:05
17. Best British Sweets
Best British Sweets
British candy, or 'sweets' to a british person, are the most loved and famous in the world. British sweets have the most international acclaim, and they're loved by people not only in the british isles, but also by people in the US, Japan, Germany and many more countries world wide. Perhaps it's ...
Food & Cooking - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:54
18. Old cards - new decorations - Recyling for Chrismas
Old cards - new decorations - Recyling for Chrismas
If your a crafter, collecting scraps comes naturally. I've always got my eye out for odd bits and pieces that will make next years crop of Christmas cards and decorations. It's easy to collect them as the year progresses with a bit of gold paper from a chocolate wrapper or a tassel off an old b...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:30
19. The Biggest Bookfair in the world
The Biggest Bookfair in the world
The Frankfurt Book fair claims to be the oldest in the world. It's certainly one of the biggest in the world, with an enviable ancient tradition of books, buying books, selling books, and commissioning books behind it. I love going to the Frankfurt Book fair. It's a chance to catch up with what...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:31
20. Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
When I was about 7 years old, my father took me to see a slab of stone, at a place in the UK called Plymouth Hoe. He was a great storyteller, even though some of them were what we called 'tall stories'. But in this case, he had two wonderful tales to tell. The first was about an English sailor, ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:52:56
21. Should I upgrade to iPhone 5?
Should I upgrade to iPhone 5?
Well, of course the answer in the US is a resounding Yes - it's the 4G, we just can't live nowadays without the fastest connection we can get, but what else is different? It's thinner and lighter, and most of all, trendy! It's cool to have an iPhone5. It's got a nano-SIM card, apparently 44 per...
Computers & Electronics - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:52:55
22. Battle sites in the Somme
Battle sites in the Somme
I had passed through Arras many times before I finally stopped there to visit Vimy Ridge, the Canadian national memorial of the First world war. In those days the Auto-route had not yet been built, and my father, who was a naval man, pointed out the trenches, then visible from the road, and bega...
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:55:21
23. Port & starboard
Port & starboard
I found this great gift for my boat mad brother, and I thought I'd share it with you all. Many moons ago, while he was putting his socks on, I happened to say to my brother ; 'You ought to put a red sock on your left foot, and a green sock on yuor right foot, than you'd know where you were going!...
Sports & Recreation - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:38
24. Top 5 Sci-Fi Series of the 90 to Naughties
Top 5 Sci-Fi Series of the 90 to Naughties
Popular culture can be pretty overwhelming. The moment you're really enjoying something, the next big thing sweeps in and either carries you away or leaves you in the dust. Things get cancelled, forgotten, or gather up such a huge following that it's difficult to remember how things were only a f...
Gift Guide - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:54
25. Christmas markets in Europe
Christmas markets in Europe
I love Christmas markets. Large or small, they are always fun. I love the atmosphere, the people, the buskers, the decorations and the sense of excitement. Add to that the gluhwein, the bratwurst, the snitzel and other food, the stalls lit up as soon as it gets dark, and just the whole air of ex...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:46
26. The end of the grape harvest
The end of the grape harvest
It's all over!... the grape harvest that takes place in September is something most tourists don't get to see. It is an important part of French cultures, especially in France's 27 wine growing regions. Of course, if you are on a gap year, picking grapes at the Vendange, or grape harvest, has tr...
Healthy Living - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:52:58
27. Protect your Samsung Tab
Protect your Samsung Tab
There's two reasons for getting a case for your phone... protection and decoration. It's possible to do both with one case, but if you're needing REAL protection for your phone (if your rock climbing or similar) you should always put the protection first. For the rest of us morals, a degree of p...
Computers & Electronics - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:31:23
28. St Nicholas AKA Santa
St Nicholas AKA Santa
We've all got used to the red and white clothes worn by Santa. We expect him to be dressed in red, with fur trims, and looking a bit like an advertisement for a certain popular drink. Old pictures of Santa Claus tell a different story. Different countries and times established different customs ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:16
29. Selling handmade products at Craft Fairs
Selling handmade products at Craft Fairs
Getting it right at craft fairs is an art form of the highest order. That is, if you actually want to take money and make a profit. Now taking money and making a profit, although linked, are not necessarily the same thing. Certain members of my family are ardent craft fair people, both buyers a...
Business & Work - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:31
30. Squirrelling away scraps for Christmas
Squirrelling away scraps for Christmas
Like most crafters, I hate throwing away anything that might come in handy later. I'd like to introduce you to some of the things I've made from scraps, and squirreling away some of the bits and pieces that might be useful. Here is the best bit of advice - get a big box for saving the crafty bi...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:34:58
31. Best British Biscuits
Best British Biscuits
British cookies, which the british call 'biscuits' are well known for being comforting and great for dipping in teas and coffees. A long tradition of making biscuits has secured this reputation. Biscuits are a staple feature of British 'tea time', a very unique historic practice of drinking tea f...
Food & Cooking - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:53:17
32. Naruto Manga, Anime and Videogames Gift Guide
Want to see what is the latest Naruto manga, DVDs and video-games? Come and check 'em out. This comprehensive gift guide will share with you the most recent releases in these three formats, making it easier to find just the right gift for whomever you want. Take a look at this easily understandab...
Entertainment - Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:49:03
33. Naruto Fashion Gift Guide
Do you want to tell the world just how much you love the series Naruto? Then make a fashion statement! The best way to do this is (no doubt!) to invest in some anime fashion! A simple T-shirt with your favourite character or cool manga designs will show your love for Naruto, but allow you to stil...
Entertainment - Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:34:48
34. Naruto Figurines Gift Guide
Anime figurines are some of the best quality and most collectable merchandise there is! And Naruto's figurines are no exception. Whether you want a dazzling, pre-posed figure to stand atop your manga collection on your shelf, or you want an action figure for a kid to play with, Naruto has a great...
Entertainment - Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:23:39
35. Bleach Manga, Anime and Videogames Gift Guide
Looking for the latest Bleach manga, DVDs or video-games for the holidays? Look no further! This comprehensive gift guide will share with you the most recent releases in these three formats, making it easier to find just the right gift, and make suggestions as to what sort of people, or fans, the...
Entertainment - Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:39:30
36. Bleach Posters and Wallscrolls Gift Guide
Got a plain white wall that needs a little color? Put some Bleach on it, it works! Bleach posters and wallscrolls, that is! Let's face it, a lot of us fans want to live and breathe our favourite series, so we like to cover our walls in posters, wallscrolls, and pixelated printouts of fanart! Bar...
Entertainment - Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:37:54
37. Keeping in touch at Thanksgiving
When Thanksgiving comes round, family and friends are never far from our thoughts. Some may live close by, whilst others may well be on scattered throughout the world. Wherever they are, we want to be in touch over the holiday period. Thanksgiving means a lot, and we want to say to our friends an...
holidays-and-celebrations - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:57:01
38. Wedding Anniversaries 1 to 10
The symbols and flowers for the first 10 anniversaries are particularly important. Obviously, they're not going to be getting the gold and diamond presents that are important later in marriage, but because these are the early years, these are the presents that provide nostalgia for the future. ...
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:33:54

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