Mostly RWBY, but also it's whatever I feel like posting and/or reblogging. Also White Rose. LOTS OF IT.






So, you put your Windows computer to sleep for the night. You come back the next day all eager to wake it up and put it right to work on that thing you’ve been working on and ….


Oh no - you’ve seemed to have lost all pressure sensitivity and high resolution pen tracking! Well, you figure, why not go check the driver settings. Maybe it’s just groggy and needs a little morning reminder? You go to your Control Panel, click on Wacom Properties Configu—-



Now, you figure, all is lost and there’s only one thing left to do: save your work, close all your programs, and do a full system restart. What a fun time this is.

But HOLD ON! There’s another way! Try this out first before pulling the plug:


Open your Start menu (or press the Windows Key) and simply type “Services”. There will be an icon at the top of your list which appears to be two small gears with the name “Services.” Click that and look what happens next:

imageScroll down the list and select “Wacom Professional Tablet Service" from the list of services and click the little "Restart" link in the column to the left. Now simply wait for the service to stop and start itself back up again!

If for some reason, clicking this little “Restart” button makes matters WORSE, the failsafe approach is the manual restart. Double click the “Wacom Professional Tablet” service and a window will pop up.


Manually stop the Wacom driver by clicking the Stop button. Wait for it to shut down, then start it back up again with the Start button once it becomes visible. Once restarted, click OK!

Test your Tablet now in Photoshop. You may have your pressure sensitivity fully restored!

IF NOT, simply close and reopen Photoshop, which will be nice and quick since it (and your work) are still loaded into recent memory. Yes, this isn’t IDEAL, but it surely beats having to close EVERYTHING and restart the whole computer. Especially if you were listening to a good tune at the time.

Now, providing you’ve done it correctly, (really now, how could you not,) you should find your Wacom’s pressure and tracking sensitivity fully restored! AND you’ll have access to the Tablet Properties config app once again!

Celebrations! For discovering such a wonderful little time saver.



As pointed out by Addleton there is a permanent fix for this issue by disabling the service called “TabletServicePen” if you’re using an Intuos/Bamboo or “Tablet PC Input Service” if you’re using a Cintiq.

Disabling this will stop this issue for good — but it will disable all Windows-related tablet functions such as flicks and handwriting, and may make some software such as SAI misbehave on certain hardware. If all you use your tablet for is Photoshop and drawing, it’s probably best you disable those services.


James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

If there is a love triangle arc in RWBY, there will officially be an arc worse than the Jaune arc from last volume.


theivorytowercrumbles: Pyrrha please show up to prom and go
theivorytowercrumbles: ‘so where’s your dress’
theivorytowercrumbles: that’s why she’s leaving the room MJ
theivorytowercrumbles: ‘guess what, you’re wearing my dress’
theivorytowercrumbles: ‘we’re swapping clothes’
MJ: oh my god. oh my god id die

MJ: just
MJ: “where’s your dress” walks upstairs. turns around. drops the mic
theivorytowercrumbles: hahahahah yes
theivorytowercrumbles: omg
MJ: pyrrha shows up to prom just to do that
MJ: “well now that I’ve sufficiently shamed you, I’m going back to watch Netflix with soy ice cream”
theivorytowercrumbles: hahahah
theivorytowercrumbles: I would just
theivorytowercrumbles: die
MJ: what if Pyrrha did get an invite and she was like “listen I’m so sorry but I really want to make my friend feel like shit”
MJ: “I HAVE to go alone now just because he was such an asshole”
MJ: “do you know of any discount dress stores”


I’m less than two weeks into this new semester and I already feel like crying.

Nothing is working and I want to scream.


Easily one of my favorite RPGs in the PS2 era… Female lead, great cast, rival cast with another female lead and a maturation of the female lead that’s actually great. Uuuugh, more people should’ve played this.

I never thought I’d see someone doing watercolor in a cafeteria…