i think the fun thing about self insertion month is that (or just making worlds in general), no matter what you do, whether it be your own universe or another story that you thoroughly enjoy, your oc/fan oc is a representation of you no matter what.

your oc may be things you fantasize, relate to, or maybe dislike a part of yourself, and you just try to make them into a likable/unlikable character. they may look similar to you, may be the total opposite, another version deep down inside you, and again, a lot of things you find appealing

this may be why i’m so open to ocs/fan ocs, because you can also appreciate others ideas and personalities that they may like/dislike about themselves, or have taken inspiration from people they like/dislike being around with in their life.

some people may like a problematic character, some people won’t, and that’s okay!! ocs of all sorts in general are really great, and it’s cool to see self-insert ocs too (for me), because it’s also great to just see a character you like (even your own) be comforted, annoyed, or anything you want to do to them sometimes.

In other news I got promoted on the Xenoblade wiki.

seeing a bunch of johntalk on my dash and it’s kinda PUMPING ME UP about doing something with elitistjohnopinions, but it’s also like… how do you quantify some of these things. what is the metric by which we judge striking the right balance between “steady kindness and optimism w/blasts of helpful insight” and “gobs of accidental headdesking dickishness” that is john egbert. how can this be clearly conveyed with words, guide-like and constructive and such

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the fourth set of commissioned unusual dragon hoards ! looks like the breakfast and comic book hoarders might be cousins huh ? ? 

(part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

gettin’ into that time of year where all I want to draw is Halloween stuff but really don’t have all that much time to dedicate to Halloween stuff

and by Halloween stuff I mean drawing quick character designs that turn in to Harry Potter fanart which someone insisted I post so here you are

sorry for all the inactivity I’m just working on schoolwork mainly uvu;;

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Now, don’t you worry about my strength. I have plenty.

REMEMBER WHEN WE STILL DIDN’T KNOW THE NAME AND JUST CALLED IT SWIMMING ANIME? REMEMBER WHEN WE CALLED THEM TSUNDERE, SHOTA, SENPAI, AND PIMP-KUN? REMEMBER WHEN WE WENT INTO THE FIRST EPISODE THINKING IT WAS RIDICULOUS? REMEMBER HOW IT SLOWLY TOOK OVER OUR LIVES?

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for matt - isnt this more of an abstract concept oh well

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NEW VIDEO: “Bow Down & Pray To Me - okay the thumbnail & title will make sense if you watch it… so… watch it. Reblog if you want me to stalk your blog! :]

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zitao aka the bullying victim in happy camp

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The Fires of Pompeii - Behind the Scenes

DT & crew are totally cracking me up as they act like consummate tourists outside St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s Pompeii article (DWM 395)

"I almost trod on a chicken," continues Catherine. "They’re fantastic chickens, aren’t they?"

"One was flapping around my crotch for quite a long time," says David.  "Did you see?  We’re practically married."

David can’t decide how to deliver his ‘mad old soothsayer’ line. “Jazz hands?  Curly-wurly gesture?  Or mad Steptoe face?” he suggests.  “Or I could do all three?”

"What, on the same take?" exclaims Phil Collinson.  "No, stick with the jazz hands."

"Please can we throw some water over Dan now?" chuckles Peter Capaldi, alias Caecilius himself. He’s as anxious as the rest of us to see the First Assistant Director get drenched [standing in for the Pyrovile].

The actual Pyrovile will be added in post-production. “Get ready, everybody,” says Dan, with the weary resignation of a man who knows that he’s about to get a soakin’.  “I only want to do this once.”

Two minutes later, and Francois has thrown a bucket of water over the First Assistant, an expensive-looking piece of lightening equipment, and an even-more-expensive-looking camera. […]men with mops clean up the mess.  Too late for David, though, who’s slipped over in it once already.

"Was that you screaming like a girl just then?" asks Phil, popping up from behind the camera monitor.

"Was it? Certainly not," says David. "Well, I can’t admit to it!"

"But are you all right?"

"No, no, I’m fine.  It’s only water." David grimaces. "Much easier to work with than chickens."

ll of my previous behind-the-scenes photoset posts can be found here.

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gd’s cute bare face