Not much happens on SPUF, but occasionally someone will pop up with an idea or product or some other project they want to flog. I’ve always been happy to promote these things because I’m not a very good business person, but also because some of these things are occasionally really good. Yes, I know, it’s stupid to advertise the competition, but sometimes you come across something cool and you feel you need to share it.
I don’t know how many of you remember Witchyyyy. They’ve done some very nice SFM stuff for us over the last year or so. She’s (I think… I swear she said she) on my friends list but I don’t see her much. Shame, because she is really good at SFM. Got a real nice talent for it. Best picture Witchyyy has done for us was a lovely Smissmas picture.
But lately Witchyyy has been working on a new project. It’s an online magazine called Source Stuff. Witchyyy and her team of talented SFMers and other assorted people have done a splendid job on bringing a visual masterpiece to our screens.
Unlike the Daily SPUF, which is really mostly just a bunch of random ramblings, Source Stuff is a properly designed magazine from the inside out, bringing all sorts of interesting tidbits, like the lowdown on all the top popular TF2 streamers and comparing models from Dota 1 and Dota 2. There’s also interviews from item creators in the Steam Workshop, giving an interesting look at the creation of Dota 2 cosmetics from start to finish.
The best thing about SourceSTUFF though is just how good it looks. The pictures are really nice. It’s very much a splendid meal for the eyes, not just in SFM material but in other graphics as well. Even if you’re not a fan of reading, flick through the magazine and look at the pretty pictures. You’ll love it.
The one single problem? The grammar isn’t always great, but I can’t fault them for that. Not everyone has English as their first language, and even those who do manage to mangle it and fuck it up occasionally. Thankfully we have Spell Check for any other problems. Heavens bless Spell Check.
You can read the first issue right here, thanks to Issuu.
I wish you luck with all your future issues. I know very well how much of a pain it is creating a magazine, between my mother and I we lay out a local printed magazine every month. So I hope you manage to keep up the good work!