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5 Other Worldly Pet Doodles for your FREE use!

October 10, 2012 12 comments

orkie doodle (other worldy pet)

I added 5 new doodles to my website for your own personal (free) use: one legged stripe billed bucky bird, nest top jak, frog dog, alien pet walk, and orkie doodle.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

*** Also, check out my Wednesday Guest Exhibition on “i know i made you smile”. Thanks Carl, you rock!

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch ‘em up. Please let me know if you use one, I am always interested in seeing how my doodles are being used.

I have also uploaded my doodles to a deviant art gallery if you prefer to view them there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Don’t worry, it is infrequent, non-spammy, and will let you know about cool content I add to my site.

And as always thanks for stopping by. :)

Yowzer!!! 5 New Wacky Doodles for your Free Use!!

August 22, 2012 24 comments

Warrior Mouse

I added 5 new doodles to my website for your own personal (free) use: fuzzy owl buggob pixie, no idea, acrobatic whatchits, and warrior mouse.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch ‘em up. Please let me know if you use one, I am always interested in seeing how my doodles are being used.

I have also uploaded my doodles to a deviant art gallery if you prefer to view them there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Don’t worry, it is infrequent, non-spammy, and will let you know about cool content I add to my site.

And as always thanks for stopping by. :)

5 Winged Beastie Doodles for Your Free Use!

June 1, 2012 34 comments

skyhorse
I added 5 new doodles (winged creature theme this time) to my website for your own personal (free) use: humbat dragon, winged daymare, caterfly daisy, flying desert vulpix, and skyhorse.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles for all my doodles. Check out deviant art gallery if you prefer to view my doodles there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Also, check out my Guest Exhibition on Ink. Anette, the blog writer/owner (of Ink.), picked out 15 of my doodles that she thought fit and created an exhibit for my work. Is that cool or what? If you aren’t following her you may want to check out the site and follow. Lots of fun, artsy stuff.

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch ‘em up. Appreciate a link back if you use my doodles on your site or blog. I love to see the creative ways they are used and would rather have them spread everywhere than just sit on my site collecting digital dust – so if you used one for something fun, let me know.

If you want to be kept up to date on any new doodles that I add in which you can use for free, subscribe to my blog.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Don’t worry, it is infrequent, non-spammy, and will let you know about cool content I add to my site.

And as always thanks for flying by. :)

6 Bugs ‘n Bots Doodles for Your Free Use!

Grasshopper Controller

I added 6 new doodles (bugs ‘n bots  theme this time) to my website for your own FREE use: termite rider, spider rider, fly flier, ladybug rider, caterpillar surfer, and grasshopper controller.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

If you use a doodle please link back or credit. Also if you do something cool with one or more of my doodles let me know.  I recently noticed, while browsing my name on Google to see where I come up, that someone from Sweden used a few of my doodles for a short iPad story thingy. I have not translated what it says and cannot even download it, but thought it cool that someone on another continent actually found and used some of my doodles.

If you want to be kept up to date on any new doodles that I add (which you can use for free), subscribe to my blog.

I have also uploaded my doodles to a deviant art gallery if you prefer to view them there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Don’t worry, it is infrequent, non-spammy, and will let you know about cool content I add to my site.

And as always thanks for hopping, flying, or crawling by. :)

10 Tips to Convince Others of Your Reasonable Beliefs

April 19, 2012 20 comments

Hold a belief that you really feel strongly about? Think it important to share your knowledge about something you have given a whole lot of time, effort, and thought to?

Below are some tips on assisting others to causally align with your strongly held, reasonable beliefs:

1) First and foremost, believe in what you are trying to convince others of, but don’t try to convince others just because you believe it. You want  people to align with something that you  find true or most likely true, but you want to have strong reasoning to support that truth (or likely truth) first. If you are unable to reason out your belief, and instead believe it due to an entirely psychological response or indoctrination, you may have some searching of your own to do before you should try to convince others of your position.

2) Lay out the groundwork for what you are trying to convince others of. You could have a perfectly logical structure to your argument (it could be entirely “valid”), but if there is not agreement on the premises that the logical argument is built on, the argument is meaningless. If a premise is wrong, your argument is not sound. Explain where your grounding comes from and why it should be granted.

3) Don’t be ambiguous with your word use. Clarify, clarify, clarify! If your belief is based on a word that you cannot clarify to yourself, maybe you shouldn’t try to change the minds of others until you understand the very word you are using. Try different words out instead. Some may make your point a whole lot clearer.

4) Don’t be insulted if people do not understand the case you are making. People have minds that have developed differently than your own. Do the best you can to understand which points of yours they are not grasping and try to put those points into different terms. Don’t be stuck explaining in the same way over and over if the person cannot parse the way you are explaining it.

5) Be careful not to be drawn into a drama debate. These kind of debates are unproductive. If communicating online, avoid turning into a debate monster. Rwaarrr.

6) Point out flaws in another persons reasoning, but do so tactfully. A good way is to, whenever possible, try to counteract your recognition of their flawed reasoning with something good they are saying. “I really like what you said here, but perhaps you could clarify for me this other point because it appears to me that it may conflict with X.”

7) Use analogies to help others relate to your points, but do not rely on analogies alone. They are of great use as clarifying tool but are not stand alone arguments. Also, be careful of faulty analogies that add in excess unnecessary baggage which skew a point in a direction it would not take if not for the excess baggage.

8) Don’t limit yourself to words. If you are a visual person with some artistic inclination, use that to your advantage.  A picture or drawing can help a person comprehend where you are coming from.

9) Watch out for fallacies in your argument. A single fallacy in the right place can strip all of the soundness from your position.

10) Last but not least,  don’t be a jerk to those you cannot convince. It is quite difficult to immediately go from viewpoint (A) to opposing viewpoint (B), no matter what kind of awesome case is given for (B). A change of beliefs takes time - sometimes days, sometimes weeks, sometimes years, and sometimes even decades. Sometimes you giving your case is just one tiny event that can lead another on the path to a change of mind. Consider it a long term process.

And sometimes your own mind might even change. Feel strongly about beliefs that are supported with evidence and sound reasoning, but do not close yourself off to new information that may arise. It is possible you have missed something along the way. You can strongly hold a position and still be humble.

Let me know what you think and your experiences with trying to change minds? Were you successful? Has anyone ever changed your mind? If so, what worked best?

5 New Animal-ishy Doodles For Your Free Use!!

April 8, 2012 17 comments

Remote Birdie
I added 5 new  (Animal-ishy) doodles to my website for your own personal (free) use: cat-like humanoid, headphone pup, ratty rat, remote birdie, and one I created for an older blog post a while back which I thought should be up for your use – chipmunk.

* I also colored another one of my older line drawings using photoshop and a Wacom tablet, …  just for the fun of it: winged fawn (color).

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch ‘em up. If you use an image don’t forget to link back to my site. If you want to be kept up to date on any new doodles that I add in which you can use, subscribe to my blog.

I have also uploaded my doodles to a deviant art gallery if you prefer to view them there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Please join my infrequent emailing list if’n you are so inclined.  It is non-spammy, and will let you know about awwwwesome content I add to my site.

Later ;)

Determinism – The Card Game (A Card Game Original)

March 25, 2012 9 comments

I created my own card game called Determinism. The object of the card game is to build a card “universe” off of an initial Big Bang card and to either win by obtaining the most points or by entering a Black Hole. You play by following the game’s “rules of causality”. It is a quick and easy game to learn.

The game can be found on my site:

http://www.trickslattery.com/freecardgame/

Give it a try and let me know what you think or what improvements can be made: contact. Also subscribe to my infrequent mailing list.

Download Game (.pdf)

Eeeek Trolls!!! 5 Troll Doodles for Your Use.

March 10, 2012 7 comments

I added 5 new doodles (Troll theme this time) to my website for your own personal (free) use: fancy troll, bird troll, internet troll, cartoon troll, and beer drinking troll.

* I also colored two of my line drawings using photoshop just for the fun of it: dragon, fancy troll.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch ‘em up. If you use an image don’t forget to link back to my site. If you want to be kept up to date on any new doodles that I add in which you can use, subscribe to my blog.

I have also uploaded my doodles to a deviant art gallery if you prefer to view them there or want to comment on a specific doodle.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Don’t worry, it is infrequent, non-spammy, and will let you know about cool content I add to my site.

And as always thanks for stopping by. :)

The Philosophy of Indie Publishing – Introduction

February 20, 2012 13 comments

bookinvasion

Indie (Independent) publishing is becoming more popular every day. As someone concerned with the best way to publish my book once it is complete, I’ve read every book, listened to every podcast, watched every video, and read every blog post I could get my paws on within the last few years. Throughout this time I have developed my own take on where I think things are heading for the book publishing industry and why some publishing models will, in the long run, be better for both the author and consumer.

Technology has given authors the means to bypass the traditional route. The Internet is a game changer – and it is an exciting one for writers. Even though the industry is changing, and the stigma of “self” or “indie” publishing is diminishing day by day…there still is a lingering  group of people vying for the traditional route. Holding on dearly to the dream of having their book on a physical bookshelf for a limited time within brick and mortar shops. Shops that are getting scarcer by the day as more and more people buy ereaders and consider the convenience of online shopping.

My “Philosophy of Indie Publishing” blog posts will address various aspects of indie publishing (vs. traditional publishing).

Some questions that may be pondered and addressed are:

  • What are some of the pros and cons?
  • Why will the consumer be benefitted with Indie?
  • What does it mean that the author holds all of the rights to their book?
  • Does the author have to do more work because they have to do all of their own marketing?
  • How has the Internet changed the way people can bring their book to people?
  • What does indie publishing mean for time frames to publish?
  • How do we get around the issue of quality control if anyone can publish a poorly written book?
  • Who will determine the quality of a book if not some traditional gatekeeper?
  • How will indie publishing help with education?
  • How does it support freedom of speech?
  •  What does it mean that people can display their ideas and concepts with the only gatekeeper being the reader, rather than a small group of people who say “no”?
  • Are ebooks the future of reading?
  • Why will indie publishing be important for philosophers and the expansion of ideas?
  • What are some future possibilities for ereaders?
  • What of formatting and cover art?
  • How is indie publishing a better model for the environment?

…and a whole lot more.

This is the first of a series of blog posts on this topic that I plan to write.  Each post beginning with the title “The Philosophy of Indie Publishing – X” (X being the specific topic) will address specific questions or points about indie publishing. On the right hand side these posts can be filtered by clicking the “Publishing” category. Stay tuned!

Subscribe to my blog if this is a topic of interest to you.  I also talk about other topics pertaining to philosophy and the nonfiction and fiction books I am currently in the process of writing. I also post new doodles that you can use for free on your own blog or website, and plan on more free content at www.TrickSlattery.com. Here is another doodle I just put up on the site for your use:

moonfairy

moonfairy

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a spiffy day!

‘Trick

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5 New Doodles Added for your FREE use. Yippie! ;)

January 28, 2012 15 comments

alienbandI added 5 new doodles to my website for your own personal use: alien band, baby chick, big eared kid, boxing alien, and one that I had on an early blog post that I decided to add to the “For Your Use” site: dragon.

Visit: www.TrickSlattery.com/freedoodles

Reminder: I will add new doodles to this site as I sketch them up. If you use an image don’t forget to link back to my site. If you want to be kept up to date on any new doodles that I add in which you can use, subscribe to my blog. Also please keep in mind that the doodles I draw specifically for my blog are not to be used unless located at www.trickslattery.com/freedoodles. Of course I’m flexible on this. Just ask. Please link back.

Also, don’t forget to join my emailing list.  Every now and again I will send you an email with information about content on my site, etc. Emails will be sent infrequently so you will not be spammed. Later on I plan on making a section of my site with different content only for those that are on my email list as well (password will be sent to those on mailing list). I have some fun (and free) content in mind for the future that you will not wanna miss.

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