VR 3D modeling the choice for artists

I strongly recommend the 3D modeling VR program Shapelab. It´s the most intuitive way to do sculpting digitally I have come across. It´s also not very demanding on your computer.

If you think Blender Zbrush and Maya ar shitboring programs and you have no interest in these softwares because of the tons of menues and stuff you need to be able to sculpt and you just want to start creatings like you use a pen on a paper and have a background as an artist then this is the ultimate program.

I didn´t write this because I got paid for it, I wrote this review just because I really want more true artists find out that you dont need to learn the stiff programs (That is actually more created for programmers than artists it feels like). So if you own one of the following headsets: Oculus Quest 2,Valve Index,,HTC Vive,Oculus Rift,Windows Mixed Reality there will be no end of how fun you can have with actually feel the true sense of enjoyment to just start sculpting your 3dmodels directly. It´s a must if you like trying new art materials from time to time. And if you hesitate, let me put it like this: What the fudge did your phone cost? some 100+ euro probably and if it did then you own it to your creative side to invest these 20euro for you feeling the raw sense of pure superfunfun 😀

Seen from an artists background like me it feels Blender and Zbrush and most softwares are not actually made for artists and is totally bogged down in the old fashioned tools named “mouse” and “keyboard” and we are stuck in the 1980 with these outdated items which does not belong in a new digital era. I often thought why you cant you be able to use two “mouses” at the same time when you want to make 3dmodels or when playing games or why not even a gamepad for sculpting which would have been more intuitive. Zbrush and Blender is proven to be very good programs as we all know but they are “programs” and feel programmed and not user friendly at all and you need to sit with assboring manuals and watch so many tutorial videos and even when you done that and learnt the basic it really has nothing to do with how you sculpt with a slab of clay in real life and have you can use two hands to cut off or add layers of clay to it. No more is this any true since now you have Shapelab on steam for 14 euro, on sale now or their regular price for 20euro which is the best invested money I ever done in any software ever (except publisher which I use for editing my magazine).

If you just do a search on Shapelab you can watch lots of videos of how it work and also checkout steam and read reviews by others and you understand that this is something you must try or just go own right now and die 😀

Background: I bought my Oculus Quest 2 solely for sculpting and 3Dmodelling but after a while the free program Adobe Medium which is similar to this suddenly changed their minimum requirements to use it and I was overnight without the possibility to do what I started to enjoy so much namely make my twisted creatures in 3D.

So my sort of review is more like a boost of how much I can recommend it and really not about the program in detail of how to use it because it´s that easy to learn so its not really much to tell more than you use your controllers much as you use your hands when sculpting in IRL. The manual is only 12 pages and not heavy on the text and very easy to get how it works. So I say BRING CREATIVITY INTO 3D MODELING!

I´m a huge nerd and game and have written 180+ review on steam so if uré interested in games that deals with: Rougelike,rts,milsims,bullethell,swordcombat,tnaks,strategy,minimalism,procedural generation,Local co-op. then check my steampage:https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197963588013
and add me there ifu wanna teamwork someday and also join CARROTTRiBE on discord.
Nerdfacts:I started playing digital games 1985 and been on steam for 18 years, own more than 100 D&D books,Have 500+ games on steam, Obsessed with carrots. Loves MLPFIM especially Pinkie Pie and Rarity. Love technoparties and inlines and try new stuff in life and love boardgaming. Carrotpalace is where I like to hang around in VRchat so if u come across a hedgehog,cat,carrot,succubus that dances with my name on top…then we have meet :DI send radio in Malmö 89,2mhz, editor of USHiRimagazine, have an artgallery named CARROTTRiBE, created a bunch of boardgames over the years and Asphyxia and think that it´s to little Pokemonporn on the internet.

Shapelabs steampage

Men without socks – Doka 2 – Gamereview

+ I dont remember what I paid for it.
– I paid for it

Maimenu is quite cute looking

It´s possible to switch language from russian but it does not matter so much since there is actually no options. Also you can play as a zombie but then you meet halfnaked guys instead with no socks.

Also all have shaved bodies and no hair what so ever, I guess that can be sexually arousing for somebody and mildly thrilling. The again its fitting with the Corona virus going around now that you actually have body contact with people you meet, even if the only reason is to smack their head of until it becomes a bloody mess.

You buy weapons from the wall, also some areas you have epic soviet propaganda posters
Fork is also a weapon…

If you for some reason would like to have more of this garbage game…YES there is hope in the dark!!! because the developers have released a DLC named “DOKA 2: Humans, Wizards and Elves DLC#1” which costs 0,79euro.

Do I think it was fun: No not at all. It´s so bad I actually regret spending time writing all of this.

Attack of the russian tomatoskinheads

So if you feel a the need for it and want to dwell deeper into Agafonoffs gaming studio please do buy it 😀

Get DOKA 2 KISHKI edition at steam for 0,8 euro

Text & screenshots USHiRi

Spiritbears

Spökbjörn – Spiritbears – Dimensionsbjörn

Exists in the dimensions Ushiria & Nukeria and Depravia. Here you can see a spiritbear that is being lubricated with Gortmass ( More about Gortmass will be explained later on)

Mission: Spiritbears are dimensiontravellers and can help mortal beings trave between he worlds Ushiria & Nukeria & Depravia. Spiritbears are rather easily frightened and shy by nature. They can often be seen in homes in the shape of regular teddybears in homes where children lives. If you want to befriend a spiritbear you need to talk to it a lot and reveal your inner secrets and desires. Spiritbears have no moral or ethics that are defined by any standard, It will usually share it´s friends values over time.

Uppgift: Dimensions teleportörer, Kan hjälpa varelser mellan världar. Är ganska lättskrämda och blyga. Antar skepnader av vanliga teddybjörnar i barns hem.

Size: about 60cm, Storlek: Max 60cm

Technobears is genetically and technologically modified spiritbears engineered at Åskhem/Thunderhome

Fingered Stroller

Spiritbears are dimensional travellers between Ushiria and Nukeria. Visualized here is the perfect stroller that can drag itself forwards and at a slow calm pace so that the being inside of it can relax and enjoy the ride.  ( The dimensions Nukeria is a place where Göran Persson is the swedish dictator and have A-bombed Norway, read more about my boardgame Nuke Norway Now at BGG or at my boardgamepage)

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USHiRi vernissage 5th december 12:00

at Ölcafeét Malmö

New never published before artwork:
Swedish Banana Bergman
Fascinus Romanus / Dickus Pickus
Efterbliven
Ej Efterbliven
Hail Vader
Fingered Stroller
Hello Fittmas / Hello Clitmas
Swaglady
Amanda Bredén
Sweet innocence
Hippie sun girl ( Yellow big)
Sötisar och monster

Presentation about USHIRIA rpg world. A fictional Sweden set in the viking era with carrot religions & furries and unique creatures by Ushiri and Henrik Berntsson

Fanzine with this will be possible to read at the place and some more indepth what it really is all about.

Showcase of the boardgame ” Cutis & monster” set in USHIRIA rpg world

Carrots will be possible to eaten inhouse…

#vernissage#malmöart
#malmömk#utställning#möllevången#malmökonstnär#maomökonst

A carrot kimchi experience at Möllan

Text, photo, and artwork: Anna Karlsson

A while ago it became known to USHiRi Magazine that Flax, the vegan café and farmstand at Sölvesborgsgatan near Folkets Park in the Möllevången (Möllan) area, has carrot kimchi on their menu. CARROT kimchi! This had to be investigated, we thought.

Below is a report of our visit.

October 2021.

USHiRi Magazine (in the form of Anna): Hi, I’m here from Ushiri Magazine. There is supposed to be some pre-ordered kimchi for me, to review for the magazine actually, I believe there was a guy here earlier today?

Flax (unnamed waitress): Oh, that’s right., yeah… Then you could just speak to Buddha here (nods at the guy behind her).

Flax (Buddha Browett, owner and founder of Flax): Yeah, true, there was a guy here earlier today who ordered kimchi and an apple cider for later. Right, ok, let’s see… (turns to the refrigerator), we sell kimchi in jars, do you want to eat straight out of the jar, or would you like a plate with some bread and dressing to go with it?

Anna: Um…, aha, yeah, well, in that case, I’d like a plate, please.

Buddha reaches for a ceramic bowl and fills it up with fresh-made kimchi, bread, and some whitish, creamy dressing. He also takes one of his see-through glass jars with orange, red, green, and yellow kimchi inside and places it on the counter, so that I can take it with me when I go home.

Buddha: There you go. Hope you’ll like it!

From farming to cooking and serving

Close to the window, I find a small café table with a free seat on a wooden sofa. I release myself from my outer jacket and scarf and pour up the (non-alcoholic) apple cider in my glass. Then I place the bottle and the glass in good relation to the kimchi bowl for a short Kodak moment.

A handful of other customers have made their way into the small café. At the end of the bar is a guy reading a book while drinking his coffee. Close to him is another guy pulling some jokes in English, and then there is a girl waiting for her take-out with a yoga math convoluted in a blue roll on the floor. Another female guest comes through the door carrying a mug and an empty plate, probably having had a fika in the outdoor sitting area. There is also a group of friends who come in to chat with Buddha.

Suddenly I realize that I’ve been here before, in this very room. A friend of mine used to run a massage therapy studio at this location, situated at 10, Sölvesborgsgatan, near the Möllevången, Folkets Park, S:t Knuts, and Sorgenfri neighborhoods, south of downtown Malmö.

Where there now seems to be some sort of a storage area, in a room on top of a stair to the left, I would enter the therapy room to lay down and have my back and shoulders’ muscles squeezed by this strong, dedicated, and kind-hearted girl who always seemed to know exactly where to push and stroke to release the tensions and pain I sometimes suffered from.

That’s almost fifteen years ago, though. After she left sometime around 2010 the facility has housed a few other businesses, and two years ago, at the time of midsummer 2019, chef and farmer Buddha Browett bought an espresso machine and opened up Flax.

An Australian in Malmö

Flax (or “common flax” or “linseed”) is a well-known flowering plant, commonly used for linseed oil as well as linen textiles for bed sheets and table cloths. It’s a name that goes well along with the natural, vegan, and also aesthetically thought-through profile of this café.

Buddha Browett had moved to Sweden from his native Sydney, via Barcelona, some years earlier (“because of the weather, haha, no actually I fell in love with a Swedish woman, that I’m no longer together with though).

Step by step he went from selling vegetables at “Bondens Marknad” (“The Farmer’s Market”) at Drottningtorget, to subsequently co-found “REKO-ring Malmö”, a successful selling service where small local farmers can put up crops on Facebook for pre-ordering and weekly distribution straight to customers.

While also having started up and run Sweden’s largest commercial urban farm “Los Perros” (today 2800 m2 big), he realized that one piece was missing though: a restaurant or café outlet for his harvest.

One day in 2019 he found the facility at Sölvesborgsgatan, and that was it.

Today he’s doing farming between Sunday and Wednesday and runs the café and farm stand from Thursday to Saturday.

Uses everything he grows

Having this set-up, he can use basically everything he grows. He no longer needs to find himself getting up at four o’clock in the morning – harvest, pack, and driving to Bondens Marknad at Drottningtorget, trying to sell as much as possible – before ending the day with perhaps some crops still left. Sometimes trying then to sell the surplus to nearby restaurants, sometimes being lucky, sometimes maybe not.

Delivers to local quality restaurants like Julie, Mineral, Qué, and Lyran are still part of the business, but a lot of his harvest is now also used at Flax. Moreover, customers may buy fresh pumpkins, onions of different sorts, potatoes, apples, zucchini, and more, at a small farm stand next to the entrance.

Buddha Browett recounts all of this after I’ve had my little kimchi and bread moment (which really is quite a joy! The kimchi has a nice combination of a lot of different flavors, it has a lagom heat from the chili and is overall very refreshing.)

Buddha: The menu at Flax is made up of things I like. A lot of it actually has carrots in it, like the kimchi but also a lot of other dishes, because carrot is such a useful vegetable that goes along with a lot.

Anna: Ah, that is very pleasant news for CARROTTRiBE members and USHiRi Magazine readers!

Buddha: If you look at the menu I think there are carrots in all the dishes except the one at the top (he points to a blackboard behind the counter, where different dishes and courses are written in white chalk letters. And yes, I do indeed find for instance one soup, one stew, and one grilled sandwich that all in some way contain carrots.)

Anna: Cool.

Buddha: 👍

Anna: If comparing sauerkraut and kimchi (both fermented vegetables; editor’s note), why kimchi?

Buddha: Oh, well, for me that’s just because of the variations possibilities with kimchi. I like to be able to put in like ginger and chili and that kind of stuff.

Kimchi can be used with almost everything and is considered a staple in the Korean kitchen.

I had kimchi myself for the first time back in 2002 when it was served as a side dish to a bowl of chicken dumplings at “Kafé Japan”, in central Gothenburg. Back then kimchi wasn’t that popular or common as it is today in the Swedish food flora, I think. While sushi or thai food at the time had become almost as popular as pizza, kimchi was more like “oh, this is… interesting…. tastes good though!”

Korean culture and lifestyle have made quite an impact on parts of the Western world since then though (with The Squid game, K-Beauty, K-Pop, and Gangnam style, for instance), but exactly how popular kimchi is I’m not quite sure of (since food writing isn’t actually my main pursuit.) But Buddha Browett might know, I figure out, so I decide to ask of his opinion.

Buddha: Kimchi is very popular I think, and it’s getting even more popular all the time now. Our customers really like it!

Fan art

After my visit to Flax, I draw this picture, inspired by the vibe and features of the place. Incorporated in the drawing is the Korean spelling (김치) of kimchi.

Carrot kimchi at Flax, Malmö. Art by Anna Karlsson.
Carrot kimchi at Flax. Art by Anna Karlsson.

Do you wanna try yourself?

If you want to buy your own kimchi or have it with for example a grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll find Flax on Sölvesborgsgatan 10 near Folkets park in Malmö. Opening hours and other information can be found at Flax’s online site.

Clay

Each day I dream of moving to Vienna

Each day you dream of bathing in milk

Each day I dream of bus trips and henna

Each day you dream of bathrobes of silk

While you dream of putting down your roots

I pack my bag and lace my boots

While you dream of hardening your clay

I dream of being far away

Each day I dream of travelling far

Each day you dream of staying in bed

Each day I dream of raising the bar

Each day you dream of clearing your head

Promise me you’ll give your dreams a chance

So you can find the inner peace that you lack

And I’ll keep waiting for the circumstance

Which will allow my hardened clay to crack

And whisk me away

To the milky, bustling cities of Austria

Text: John Westlund Art: Ushiri

Sword of scary

Toilet / Malmö

Guests at the Coffee Square in Malmö Möllevångstorget Sweden can expect the very extra if going to the loo (or should we say the loovre?) during their visit. This “rest room” (no, no rest), referred to by many as “the cave toilet”, offers a mix of musketeer romance, high renaissance art and stuffed birds.

Erik Vestman

Text: Anna Karlsson & Photo is all copyright Clayton Monty @claytonmonty7

Roddor

Fearless in combat and feels no pain since they dont have a reactive nervesystem which is a great help to continue fighting even when sustained heavy wounds like getting an arm chopped of.The big problem with this is that they often bleed to death by minor injuries when they are not in combat. Healing powers is strong within this group. The god they worship is still unknown.

Gortmass is very attractive to Rodda clans all over the Ushirian landscape since it can be used quick to stop bloodloss.

When outside of combat they tend to be a bit avoidant. Their community usually have strong seductive females that usually long to conquer new slaves to bed from all races of Ushiria. Female Roddor are strong agitators of war and use bodylanguage to invoke adrenaline to the weaker males that are mostly driven by inner urges.

Roddor likes to use their fists when in fights and more intimate situations since this holds the population numbers down. A big issue for the Roddor is that they grow quickly in numbers but also when it comes to become mature. In earth months it takes 2 months for the young to become mature. The great fistfights and other population reducing sports are popular in the Roddor communities since the biggest issue is to gain food equal to the population.

A not so aggressive sport they perform is “Catch the ring”

“ Stickhat sounds”

The stickhat on the Rodda in red on the picture is also sometimes made of metal and has a ring which makes a sound when the owner twirls his head around when moving. This is considered some sort of sacred ritual yet to be learned about.

Females of he Roddor and community leaders

People in Ushiria was introduced to sexism by the Roddor because of the ways of their community female tribal leaders. Also the artwork of male rats tend to be quite close to the erotic side when they draw and sculpt art based on their seductive leaders.

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Fnorfs

The well armoured fnorfs above are King Jans rentable mercenaries.

Fnorfs, a grey people but what they lack in colour the gain in agressivity. Wild by nature and prefer to live in the Ushirian mountainside. Most famous locations with Fnorfs are in the Hardnorth hills ( Hallandsåsen) in Fnorfendorf and at the coastline in Fnorfbürg that are both controlled by the last Jandort king ” Kung Jan”. Recently his Legatus Önkhel ( Named by Moa) has taken control over the former village of Winslow(Vinslöv) and renamed it to Önkheljunga (Örkelljunga) where he is collecting Fnaggles to build up a heavy cavalry force. Read more it in upcoming posts.

( I drew the first Fnorfs in 1994 but then they where solely called Norfs, which also makes sense since they where first found in the North of Malmhaugar and the north of the known world of Ushiria )

Below:Mamfnors, the bigger versions of regular fnors and much more fearsome and aggressive

Below: Fnorfs overseeing the drilling of Gortmass by Fnaggels ( the small lizards) in Hardnorthhills close to Fnorfendorf

Comparison chart of the size of fnorfs ( Art & creatures is all copyright Ushiri Stenberg 2021)

Frightened fnorfs when meeting the wraith from Jan the last king of the Jandorts

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Horses of the dead

Horses of the dead lives close to Warmare south of the duchy of Crownburg. Also at the island of Hästö close to Kallinge in the East known world of Ushiria.

USHiRiA RPG world index page

These pages are a part of the carrotbased RPG world Ushiria set in fantasy fictive dark ages Scandinavia created by Ushiria and co-created with Henrik Berntsson 2021. All art & character design & text is copyright Ushiri Stenberg 2021

Hatecrimes against carrots

We have incoming reports of gangs of carrots loafing about threatening turnips with potato pealers. The incidents seem to be racially motivated and the police are looking into a possible connection to the growing orange power movement.

A spokesperson asks the public to remain vigilant, but not to cater to the agenda of extremists by giving into unfounded suspiscion and hatred: “It is important that we stay united and work together to counteract any divising effect that these senseless actions may have”.

An historian at the university of C.A.R.R.O.T. emphasises the long tradition of peaceful cohabitation between carrots and turnips, which has always stood out in the Scandinavian cuisine: “We have always married well in casseroles. Our different flavors and cultures have reached a mutual height unattainable on their own”.

Our reporter tried to get a comment among membrrs of the chestnut community, but the ones he spoke to said they preferred to remain taste neutral…

Naturally however, occurrances like the ones we’ve seen these last month, raise issues about our current gun regulations. Is it too easy nowadays for anyone to accquire a potato pealer? Do we need tougher restrictions?

The spokesperson for one of the largest suppliers of potato pealers in the country disagrees: “It’s absurd”, he says, “the problem is’nt the pealer, it’s the person. A potato pealer is a tool, and like any tool it can be used without proper discretion. We as a company cannot be held responsible for the misguided actions of a few troublemakers”.

It is obvious that the matter spawns many different views and emotions. Here we believe journalism has a vital role to play as a neutral platform for rational discourse.

Art: Harenheit

Text: Paul Wahlström

Swedish version – Hatbrott mot morötter
Nya rapporter har inkommit om ungdomsgäng som driver omkring och hotar rovor med potatisskalare. Brotten tycks vara rasmotiverade och polisen undersöker gängens möjliga anknytning till den växande orange power-rörelsen. Polisens representant ber allmänheten att hålla potatisögonen öppna, men att inte spela extremisterna i händerna genom att ge vika för misstänksamhet och hat. “Det är viktigt att vi står enade och samarbetar för att motverka de polariserande effekterna av dessa vettlösa handlingar”.


En historiker vi har talat med pekar på den långa tradition av fredlig samlevnad mellan rovor och morötter som alltid härskat i det skånska köket. “Vi har alltid gått bra tillsammans i grytor. Våra respektive smaker och kulturer har lyft fram varandra”. Vår reporter har sökt en kastanj för en kommentar, men de hon talat med säger att de vill fortsätta att förhålla sig smakneutrala och avstår från vidare kommentarer.


De beklagliga händelserna har väckt frågor om våra nuvarande vapenlagar. Är det för lätt idag att komma över en potatisskalare? Behövs det skärpt reglering? Talesmannen för den största leverantören av potatisskalare förnekar detta: “det är absurt”, säger han. “Det är inte potatisskalaren som är problemet, utan den som använder den. En potatisskalare är ett verktyg, och som alla verktyg kan det missbrukas. Vi kan inte ta något ansvar för vad några enstaka galningar hittar på”.


Det är tydligt att frågan väcker känslor och åsikter. Många av de vi talat med uttrycker sin frustration med starka ord. En del ger uttryck för sin bitterhet mot myndigheterna, och sin egen maktlöshet. Journalistiken har här en vital roll som neutral plattform för en rationell diskurs.