This is from 2013 and has, sadly, become topical again. Or rather it has never stopped being so since.
Children with strips of their skin dangling down cannot be justified – never ever, nowhere!
No matter the type of bombs directed at civilians, help organisations and hospitals, it is a sick mess – what perverted interest could possibly keep this going on?
There has been the accusation of fabricated footage and fake victims in the past, it is hard to know what to think about that. But the war still is horrific and a reality. Not only will children suffer the most, but also be imprinted by it most and carry their experiences and suffering far into the future. If they have one at all.
alright, good people, I need some practical advice.
My rolling file cabinet thought it would try something new apart from boring old rolling tonight and thought it might try toppling instead. whilst accomplishing this feat it knocked my scanner of its pedestal and although we may assume all of this happened with no ill intent the damage is done and my trusty and compact CanoScan Lide 600F has jammed.
Any bright ideas of how to take it apart and nudge it into back into functionality would be greatly appreciated!
Maybe a year ago retail chain TIGER – Danish vendor of affordable kitsch and camp – held a selction of alcohol based twin markers. With a fine and a chisel tip it looked well made came in a palatable range of colours and as sets of three (greys, reds, yellows, etc.) at a price that seemed a steal. Bought a trial packet that seemed fine. So, hoping for an exceptional opportunity and bargain into the bargain, I went and got one set of each colour combination still available.
More’s the pity, as it turns out these markers are only filled with a bare minimum of fluid.
I was wanting to ink and colour the ‘Sweet Reign of Madness’ sketch. As you can see from the scan: on an A4 page the area right of the face was coloured in with a TIGER marker – looking ok-ish. Would have needed going over once more. If it had let me.
In the area to the left of the face I meant to go over the aqua blue Letraset Promarker with the same TIGER marker and it merely produced weak streaks.
What could be expected buying basically a rip-off, low-priced product? Well, not everything that comes with a lower price tag is necessarily bad quality. You’d expect them not to last quite as long as regular brand or maybe not to be quite as lightfast, with a nastier whiff of alcohol. But to go to the lengths of producing something that looks like a pen of decent quality and make it last less than five minutes of actual application does not encourage return custom. This could have been a decent beginner’s alternative to the pricier household names like Letraset Promarker, Copics, Prisma Color Marker and more affordable lines like stylefile.
This is the third marker this has happened with – the pen being exhausted before even a single sketch was finished.
– Far from snubbing budget brands usually, I am all for using affordable materials where possible. The life cycle of this product, however, was too short by far
Not to mention the ecological implications. Sadly, there is no way these markers are holding up to the regular competition – in terms of longevity, at any rate. A decent marker can usually last you years. What would be a good way of mending the shortcomings of the TIGER Twin Marker? Sell them with a standard amount fill, sell refills. Charge higher prices per set but make them last longer.
Currently – from the experience I’ve had – I cannot recommend their purchase.
If you’ve had experiences to the contrary I’d be interested to know.