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    Thanks, it was a fun challenge... I wonder if there's a sitemap for the guild somewhere to base a map on for the grande challenge...
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    No problem! Maps are a great medium for subtle comedy, I think
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    Thanks for the vote!
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    thanks for your rep…again.
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    thanks for saying HI and your help!
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    Thanks for your rep!
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    Thanks, I was hoping you and the others would have finished your maps, but it was a very short challenge.
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    Thanks for the Vote.
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About Jalyha

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August 11
About Jalyha
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I'm a disabled, stay-at-home mom to an energetic, adorable, autistic 4 year old. I love reading and writing, and play online/pc games or draw stuff in my free time. I used to teach preschool, now I'm an occasional volunteer, but otherwise I'm pretty boring!!
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Reading, Writing, Doodling
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Mommy
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I don't know yet :) I have Gimp and MS Paint, right now.
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"You guys are too nice", "Apologies" and more randomness ala Jalyha

by Jalyha on 02-10-2014 at 06:19 PM
First of all... You guys are too nice.

Part of what I liked when I found this place is that everyone takes/gives criticism constructively. That's important, because that's how people learn, usually.

And yet, no one has really said anything was wrong with my scribbles. (okay a couple people, tiny details, nothing big).


Meanwhile I'm picking your maps apart with a nit comb, trying to find ANYTHING to critique/suggest to help out.

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My little pony maps!!

by Jalyha on 02-08-2014 at 09:04 PM
Well, not really.. I don't seem to be able to map much of anything yet. (But there's one in my avatar, for those of you who clicked for the ponies - not mine, but it's MLP, and it's a map, so...)

WELL I got a tablet today. It's not as bad as I thought. I can draw with it, probably better than I can with the mouse, but I couldn't make a straight line if you paid me (especially as I haven't found the pen's equivalent of a "shift & click")

I have so many

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Stop Stalking My Brain! :o

by Jalyha on 02-01-2014 at 11:08 AM
I'd never thought much about land shapes until I came here.

Recently it's been invading my head. Let me explain...

I'm sitting at the dining room table, playing "Play-Doh Ice Cream shop" with my 4 year old. (For any who don't know, Play Doh is a soft, moldable, brightly colored clay-like substance for children)

I grab the little toy rolling pin and smash out a small amount of playdoh. Normally, the only thought in my head (if any) about the

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My whole life is a lie. (Okay, that's too dramatic).

by Jalyha on 01-21-2014 at 10:49 PM
Seriously, though, I've been thinking about this and I've come to the conclusion that I know very little about myself.

It's this darned movie, really. I was watching Runaway Bride (anything with Julia Roberts is amazing) for the 5 bagazillionth time (*see footnote) and eating an omelet. I've ALWAYS preferred omelets, even if I have no fillings for it. And then Julia's running around eating every imaginable type of egg, because she doesn't know what she likes. And I *really* stopped

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The best way to begin

by Jalyha on 01-18-2014 at 11:13 AM
The best advice on writing I have ever given or received was simply to put pen to paper and write.

It's so natural to me. I've never been faced with a blank page I was not tempted to fill, and once begun, filled rapidly. I also have a talent for editing. To take a work written, by myself or anyone else, and improve upon it; to find a sketch and fix it, adding in details which make it whole, this is natural as well.

I'm no (in)famous master of my art, but I do rather

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    Jalyha liked post by Gallien On thread : The Aralor Empire and the lands to the north-west
    62979 Just experimenting. :) I used Wind-Blur-Sharpen on the Mountain and Forest layers, and I used Diffuse-Blur-Sharpen on the Names, Rivers and Coastline layers. I thought the result is funny...
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by Falconius On thread : CWBP 2 : Astrophysics
    Planet 1: [A] Tide locked, close to sun Planet 2: [A] Old drifter, much orbital debris Planet 3: Inner gas giant Planet 4: [A] Earth-like but 30% bigger, orbit close to CWBP 2, two moons Planet...
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 04:26 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by eViLe_eAgLe On thread : Irenar v3
    It has been a while, but since i'm on break now, I have time. Which tree style looks better? (Mind you this is very zoomed in though.) 63039 or 63040
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 04:25 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by eViLe_eAgLe On thread : Irenar v3
    It wasn't on my mind when I was making, although I knew it. I'll probably add it on soon if it looks good; if not, then that's the reason why there aren't flowing outward, or think of them as super...
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 04:25 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by rvgriffiths On thread : WIP-- Anguem-- From Tectonic Plates Up (hopefully, first map here)
    Hi all, I'm descending upon your lovely forum, where I've only lurked in the past, to try and build a map for my WIP novel. I'm calling this world Anguem, from the latin for snake, as serpent-like...
    Liked On: 02-24-2014, 04:47 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by madcowchef On thread : February/March 2014 Lite Challenge: Story Mapping a Fairytale
    I have jammed my head full (it doesn't hold much) of tutorials on using the stamp tool. I think someone who knows what they are doing should make a tutorial on what works and what doesn't for good...
    Liked On: 02-24-2014, 04:46 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by TheHoarseWhisperer On thread : February 2014 Entry: Guildpark Zoo
    Thanks for those comments. I've added the latest WIP update. Call it the first draft on the labels. I'll have to do it again to make it a bit clearer, and apologies once again for the...
    Liked On: 02-24-2014, 04:45 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by rvgriffiths On thread : WIP: Since nothing is working (and I have ADD) a world from tectonics up
    This map is so pretty and so amazingly in-depth, it's what's inspired me to try mapping for my own story. The work and thought you've put into this is astonishing.
    Liked On: 02-24-2014, 04:43 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by rgcalsaverini On thread : **January/February 2014 Lite Challenge VOTING: Circle, Triangle, Square**
    Sorry for the late reply, I just got back. That was a close one! With all the great entries the fair thing to do here would be to give compass slices hehe. I'm very grateful for the votes and the...
    Liked On: 02-24-2014, 04:40 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by The_Buce On thread : February/March 2014 Lite Challenge: Hansel & Gretel
    Hi folks! Thought I'd have a bash at the Challenge this time - some great stuff going on already, though, so I'm probably bringing up the rear here :) That said, I decided to go with a...
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 12:10 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by Jacktannery On thread : Quick battlemap for game: Shrine of Undeath floor 1
    Followup - this is floor 2. Again super quick and no detail. Stole the demonic machine from somewhere. Shelves modified from Kiwirose 2010. 61682
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 12:06 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by feanaaro On thread : Elinore - A Diachronic City WIP
    I'm proceeding very slowly lately, mostly due to real-world businesses. Anyway, at this point we should see the switch from a mainly wooden town to a brick and/or stone city. Problem is, which one...
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 12:03 PM
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    Jalyha liked post by vorropohaiah On thread : Atlas Elyden
    some more maps for the Atlas. Also, i was compliling a list of some other kinds of maps i could include in the atlas and came up with this: religion maps (range of certain faiths and the...
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 11:57 AM
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    Jalyha liked post by TheHoarseWhisperer On thread : February 2014 Entry: Guildpark Zoo
    Here's the latest update. The drawing is finished. Up next, labels and, if time permits, colour. Thoughts? THW ### Latest WIP ###
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 11:52 AM
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    Jalyha liked post by Jacktannery On thread : Osireion map [WIP]
    Great temple map Wd Martin. I agree with the other comments that a sense of depth will come through shadows. I think to make a large rectangular temple like this look good you need to really focus...
    Liked On: 02-22-2014, 11:50 AM
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