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Check out my new website: www.iamuman.be/
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AOGRAI Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a nice feel to the website… colours which exude from your graphic novel - Black Heaven.
It is simple and elegant.
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IamUman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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AOGRAI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime my friend.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome :D And double good job for the fact I had to double check if it was a WP site (yes I am ultralame and can usually tell if it's Drupal/Joomla/Wordpress :P)

("I am being heavily boycotted by a lack of spare time" sounds like a double negative, maybe drop either "am being heavily boycotted by...of" or "a lack of" :))
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IamUman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Yes, I have been using WP a lot lately, although I also still make websites from scratch, but it's becoming a lot of work with websites having to be responsive and all...

I don't get the remark about the double negagative. If I drop "a lack of" the meaning of that sentence becomes the opposite of what I'm trying to say (that I don't get any work done, because I don't have time to do it).

Thanks for checking out my website and giving feedback!
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Double negative makes a positive right? :) Your sentence as is reads that you are being boycotted by a lack of spare time which indicates you have a lot of spare time.  So you could say you are "being heavily boycotted by spare time" anthropomorphing the "spare time" into something that is consciously and deliberately avoiding you, or you could say "I lack spare time" which is exactly as it is.

I use Drupal, haven't made a site from scratch for aaaaaaaaaaaaages.  Much quicker when most of the work is done already :) Didn't know you were also a webmonkey! :D
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IamUman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah OK, I see how you misunderstand it now.
Here's what I mean:
- I want to work on my project
- but I can't
- because I only work on my project in my spare time
- but I haven't got any spare time
- so 'the lack of spare time' is the reason I'm not working on my project
- therefore: 'the lack of spare time' is boycotting my project

I should be proud of Drupal, since it's belgian, like me. But I had to work with it for a clients project once and I really hated it.
I like things straightforward and simple and if I remember corectly the default Drupal setup had 28 CSS-files or something like that.

Yes, I'm a webmonkey :-)
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know exactly what you're intending to say, you're mangling the English :) (that's okay, English is easily manglable, I do it all the time just like I did with that non-word)

- time [subject]
- lack of [modifies subject] = [lack of time] = a little bit of time
- boycott [action something is taking] = something is very deliberately avoiding something else
- [boycotted by] a [lack of time] = being deliberately avoided by the lack of time => you should have plenty of time because the lack is avoiding you! :D

Not sure if my non-standard use of symbols helped any there.  Anyway seeing as I figured you wanted to say you were unable to work on your projects due to not having spare time it was why I suggested dropping one of the negatives so that you were both saying and meaning that you were unable to work on the projects because you didn't have time. I can be a bit of a pedant anyway so don't worry about it if you don't want to change it, I'm not going to nag you to do so :)

I'm a webmonkey too :D Yeh Drupal doesn't really have a learning curve, it's more like a vertical wall XD I've been using it since 4.7 and with all the UX improvements and stuff they've made it's finally somewhat comfortable to use.  And yeh it generates a lot of css files out of the box which I know annoys some people.  The number of css files doesn't bother me, but I am routinely puzzled by some of the classes they include.  In trying to cover too many use cases they bloat it out a bit.  There was a meta topic on drupal.org that discussed the css, they're switching to using preprocessors (yay!) and also cleaning up the css files (also yay!).

I never actually got around to trying WP and probably should if just because I have a module to write for a WP using online acquaintance.  Are you a freelancer? I should just go back and look at your website again :D
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IamUman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fun!!

OK then, let's see if you can do it:
Rewrite the sentence. You have to use the words 'boycot' and 'spare time', everything else you may change, but the meaning of the sentence should remain the same.

My opninion is that it is impossible to say it without using a double negative.
Look, you're doing it yourself:
[quote]
Anyway seeing as I figured you wanted to say you were unable to work on your projects due to not having spare time
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Actually this is not even a double negative.
This is a double negative: "you are not incompetent".
This is not a double negative: "I can't win the fight against Superman, because I'm not strong enough".

And here is why:
If you eliminate the double negative, the meaning of the sentence should remain the same:

"You are not incompetent" 
equals
"You are competent".

but

"I can win the fight against Superman, because I'm strong enough"
does not equal
"I can't win the fight against Superman, because I'm not strong enough"

In fact, it means the exact opposite (you suddenly become stronger then Superman).

Hey... and english isn't even my native language :-)


 
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I don't wanna play anymooooooore.  Glad I wasn't pissing you off anyways :)

You're right, it wasn't a double negative, one too many subjects and there weren't any negators :) Bad choice of description on my part.  The competent example is a double negative (contains two negators), both my quote and your Superman example contain two clauses linked by a subordinating conjunction.

It's just occurred to me that we're probably reading the sentence differently (yeh I'm slow but I get there eventually).  It's a subject-verb-object predicate, I'm reading:
- I [subject]
- boycotted [verb]
- a lack of time [object]

whereas I think you read something like:
- I [subject]
- boycotted [verb]
- lack [verb]
- time [object]

which would explain (to me anyway) why the way you've written it makes perfect sense to you and why I can infer that you are being boycotted by the lack rather than the spare time even though I knew what you meant.

Rewritten: "I am being heavily boycotted by spare time." ([spare time] being the object)

Seriously just leave it as is if you want, tis your website :P I'd much rather talk about 3d and webmonkeying :)
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