(i look weird in this picture)

anonymous asked:

as a tattoo artist, can you tell if Louis's E tattoo is fake or draw on or photo shopped or not?

I have lots and lots of messages about this tattoo, and this is all I’m going to say about it, so pease don’t ask for follow up. Thanks!

short answer: I don’t care enough to form a hypothesis on this but I lean towards it being real. 

Long answer:

1. It looks real to me, and the pixelation around it in the zoomed photos suggesting it’s shopped means essentially nothing.  Whenever I post pictures of tattoos I’ve done I push contrast, sharpness, and brightness so that the detail translates better. Just because there’s evidence it’s shopped doesn’t mean the tattoo itself isn’t real. 

2. I realize it flat out disappears sometimes, which is weird, but still doesn’t convince me of anything. It could be a trick of the light, or distance, or get folded into the crinkle of his hand or something. 

3. I LITERALLY DO NOT CARE if Louis has matching tattoos with Eleanor. I just don’t. It seems plausible and funny he might have done that. When you have as many tattoos as Louis or are a tattoo collector, it’s not weird at all to get meaningless tattoos or joke tattoos or anything else like that. For example, I very nearly got a matching tattoo with a man I met oNCE that said “booty6ever.” Like I still might. Who knows. If he and his Coachella posse got drunk and got each other’s initials tattooed it would literally change nothing for me. Even if he and E were like “we have this weird sort of friendship because we’ve been forced to spend hella time together and are sort of co workers so let’s immortalize it! cheers!” IT WOULD CHANGE NOTHING FOR ME. Matching tattoos can be a very big deal, (Harry and Louis Lmao) or they can be not a big deal at all. If this is a matching tattoo with E, it does not feel like a big deal to me. It could easily be for Ernest, I’ve seen people say that too, but even if it WAS for Eleanor I just…wouldn’t care. Tattoo culture has a lot of grey area and I think people outside of it place a lot more meaning and emphasis on the permanence of tattoos or the necessity for tattoos to have meaning than those of us who are deep into it. 

tup101  asked:

Hope you get everything done ❤ Um so I was looking through your mole tag to find this picture if ksoo when in the vlive+ where he was cutting something (???) And you could see the moles on his back and neck and it looked like Orion's belt I'm sorry it might sound weird thank you

i think it’s even more weird that i know exactly what you’re talking about and it’s just like a couple seconds in a video


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The cool thing about living in the countryside sometimes is that you’re surrounded by all those old magical forests where all the mythical creatures live. Like this albino blackbird I saw earlier :o

Now I’ll be salty for the rest of the day that I didn’t bring my proper camera and only have shaky, blurry phone camera pictures xD Stupid rain, stop it finally, it’s the middle of summer!

My brother is celebrating 25 years with his wife today, and it is so weird to see a picture of us all from ‘92! It’s easy to think everyone looks the same day to day, but damn I was 9 here. My little brother was so adorable and his son looks just.like. he did at that age. Crazy.

i hate when straight women w short haircuts come into my salon and start joking about having a lesbian haircut/requesting short hair that “doesn’t make them look like a lesbian LOL”

today a straight woman sat down and showed me the picture of the haircut she wanted and she was like “i showed this picture to my husband and he was like ‘wow are you gonna get a girlfriend now’ haha. i love him he’s so ridiculous”

i never know what to say. it feels weird, because i know they say these things to me under the assumption that i’m straight. i don’t know how i’m supposed to respond. “oh don’t worry, you definitely don’t look like a lesbian!” or “omg don’t worry i won’t give you a LESBIAN looking haircut haha”

i can’t just out myself and play along. i do everything in my power to prevent outing myself to any of my clients.

and it feels like some cruel joke is being played on me, like this is straight humor that women laugh about behind our backs. i mean i know it is. it’s just weird being a part of it. i don’t know how to ask straight women to stop joking about butch lesbian haircuts while they’re in my chair. i don’t know what to do when straight women laugh about looking like a lesbian, i don’t really know how to take that, like if it’s a joke at the expense women like me or just harmless commentary. i don’t know what to say, and i can’t bring myself to laugh along with them.

it’s not a subject i want to talk about. i know that makes me sensitive, but i’ve been through a lot of very traumatic experiences because i’m gay. it’s humiliating to perform a service for straight women who seem to think there’s something funny about people daring to think they might be gay

McHanzo week  Day 2 — Canon Divergence || Alternate Universe

[Jesse McCree, famous actor from memorable cowboy movies, starts his own morning talk-show, Morning with McCree. He interviews all sorts of creative people, as well as travel the world. Today, he meets up with the skilled archer Hanzo Shimada, from the movie “Twin Dragons” coming out this December 15th. There has been talk of these two meeting before on the set of McCree’s last movie, so I bet they have a lot to talk & catch up on! Don’t miss it, this Tuesday from 11AM till high noon EST.]


Welcome to the Ballroom Neck Situation

I have seen quite a few people disparaging the “lengthened necks” in Welcome to the Ballroom PVs. However, in my opinion as an amateur ballroom dancer, these necks are spot-on.

While Shizuku’s and Kyoharu’s necks here might look a bit jarring for many people, I still think they are very laudable attempts to capture dancesport’s posture in animation. 

In dancesport, the spine needs to be stretched and the neck elongated without being broken (i.e. all sides of the neck are lengthened; Kyoharu’s neck is a beautiful example here). 

This gives professional dancers that strong but beautiful and elegant upper carriage, especially in Standard dances, which is what Kyoharu’s practicing here.

Now @tataraswaltz has done an experiment in which they shortened Kyoharu’s neck:

In this edit, Kyoharu’s neck is of a normal length. However, it has lost the intentional stretching and lengthening effect that dancers strive for.

In my opinion, the original, while too exaggerated for many people’s liking, has managed to convey that effect.

Here’s a screencap of Mirko Gozzoli and Edita Daniute dancing the Tango:

We can clearly see Gozzoli stretching his neck.

And here is Daniute elongating hers:

Therefore, I have no problems with Welcome to the Ballroom’s extra long necks whatsoever. 

I also think that the jarring effect in Kyoharu’s screenshot above is caused not by his neck, but by the framing

By focusing on only Kyoharu’s head here, the animators have cut his neck off his spine and shoulders. This type of headshot works in normal situations, because we are used to normal postures. We don’t need to see the entire upper body to know where our shoulders are with respect to our neck, how our spine is straightened or slumped in everyday postures.

But dance postures are different and not something everyone has seen or assumed regularly. 

It’s therefore harder for us to instinctively imagine how the shoulders are positioned or how the spine is elongated when a dancer stretches their neck upwards. Presenting any of these elements on their own would be confusing, as our mind might not be able to conjure up the whole dance postures immediately. 

If we cut Daniute’s neck off her body in the above picture, it would be as weird-looking as Kyoharu’s neck.

But when we can see their entire upper bodies, their necks are no longer so weird. 

This is a much better view of Kyoharu’s posture. We can see how his lengthened neck is connected to the rest of his upper body, creating beautiful lines. In this case, we no longer register Kyoharu’s lengthened neck as ludicrously odd. 

So far, Welcome to the Ballroom PVs have impressed me with their dance postures animation.

Preach, Kaname!

I can’t wait for the anime to come out!

reasons why monsta x is ACTUALLY the best group to stan ever
  • they ruin their own self images, so u don’t have to worry about the fact that ur embarrassing because i can promise u, they are worse
  • they’re honestly basically in love with like all of their fans. like why would u need a man when u have shownu promising to marry u n stuff. or when minhyuk says you’re the prettiest girl (or boy, hey, mx don’t care) they’ve ever seen !!!!
  • they’re really including of all of their fans. like some other groups only care about girl fans, or about korean fans, or about some other specific type of fan ??? but like monsta x ???? they literally love everyone ?????????? like even ppl who aren’t their fans ????? like they’re the type to see u on the street decked out in some svt merch and still be like “wow she’s so pretty aw i like her sweater i love woozi” ????
  • they’re all super talented. like shownu’s dancing, kihyun’s voice, jooheon’s rap, hyungwon’s modeling,,,, like what can’t this group do ??
  • they all really love each other. they’re not like those groups where u KNOW that they all hate each other on the low. they may want u to think they hate each other sometimes (looking @ u,,, kihyun) but we all know they’re lying
  • honestly the monbebe fandom is so nice ??? so peaceful ?? drama ??? what is that ??/ we don’t know ??? the only drama we have is when other fans of other groups do something against us. but like other than that ???? where the drama @ ???
  • okay,, guys,, WONHO. THAT BOY. HE IS AN ANGEL. LOVE SHIN HOSEOK WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART EVEN IF U AREN’T A MONBEBE. this boy loves EVERYONE. like he LITERALLY SUPPORTS EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. he has like 485975973287589375 pieces of “for a cause” clothing and jewelry. like he has this necklace against child abuse (i think it was) ??? he panted his pinky green for this charity type thing. like WHEN HAS YOUR FAVE EVER ?? like honestly i can’t think of anything wonho doesn’t support ?? gay marriage ? hell he’d marry a guy if he can cook 4 him. causes against domestic and child violence ?? sign him up !! he wants the world to be a happy and good place. wow. such an angel. wow i love hoseok. love hoseok trust me he will never hurt u.
  • they haven’t done anything dumb yet. like problematic. ya know what i mean. like they’re probably gonna do something that starts a scandal one day,, but like they try REALLY hard to make sure they don’t say things that could hurt ANY of their fans. like they don’t talk about race or get offended when they hear people think they’re gay or anything. the only thing they get offended at is cucumbers apparently ???? like honestly they’re angels ?? they care about us so much they try so hard to not screw up n hurt us. get u a man who ?? (or 7 of them,, i support that too ??)
  • they’re literally ?? so dumb ?? and so funny ?? like they argued over which greek goddess is goddess of victory,, LITERALLY for like 20 mins. they have no lives. their lives revolve around doing dumb things to make us laugh ?? like ?? they stopped caring about their image before they debuted ?? who cares ?? they don’t ?? lets ruin it ourselves ??
  • changkyun’s VERY strong urge to see wonho naked. why. i’m sure a lot of mbb won’t complain. but why changkyun. why are u trying tto give us a naked hoseok every single time we see u ??? what is ur motive ??
  • kihyun is really violent. like i don’t understand how someone who dresses in a hamster onsie regularly can be so angry ?? where does he store it ?? why is he so sinister ?? (or should i say why does he just do stuff to people and then laugh for like 2 months over it bc that’s all he really does. he gave minhyuk a cucumber once actually. he still laughs over it. like yoo kihyun are u 5 ??? why are u hurting minhyuk like this ?)
  • changkyun’s really bad puns. those r another reason to stan. trust me u hate it at first but eventually u can’t go a day without listening to him make some weird and oddly funny pun about a name or smth.
  • shownu. dad. honestly a real dad. like. throwback to every member calling him dad and reminding him to not forget the room key. honest dad figure. i wish hyunwoo was my dad.
  • minhyuk is really happy nd cute and honestly u could probably smile for like 3 hours just after looking at a picture of him smiling. he’s literally the definition of sunshine. we need more people like lee mihyuk in this world.
  • i ran out of thing to think of and it’s 2am but honestly stan monsta x ? like it’s so worth it ? they’re so caring and funny and loving and talented and like ??? the fandom is so including and amazing ?? like there isn’t even tension between k-fans and intl-fans ?? we literally all just love each other ?? like stanning monsta x is such an AMAZING thing like it cleanses ur soul from all the bad things in this world. i swear. it’s like actually confirmed. monsta x is so pure and wow. just stan those cute 7 little boys who dress up in animal onsies and dance to girl group songs just to make their fans smile and laugh

anonymous asked:

how do you decide what to do with your face in pictures? there are a lot of tutorials on posing but they mostly just talk about the body and i feel like my face looks boring or weird in most pictures

AS ALWAYS this stuff takes practice. You get more comfortable the more you do it, but there are tips and shortcuts to help you achieve something more in your control then just smiling and hoping you look right. 

My favorite tips are the, “MMMM”  “me” “haha” and “you” tricks! And what they are, are words to say to yourself during your pose to help train your face into specific structures. 


For smiling for example, specifically with your mouth closed, practice saying “MMM” when you pose! It creates a really natural curve to your mouth, without making your cheeks ache and contract when you force yourself into a fake smile. I know this all sounds stupid, but seriously try it. Try it in some selfies, practice agnling your head. Say it out loud if you need to!

Here’s me saying “MMMM” to make a closed lipped smile! 

For an open mouthed, natural, teeth smile, say “Me” when you pose!! You can either say “Me” as you smile for a prounouced smile, or simply say it as the shutter goes off to catch a more candid looking, happy state of your face. 

These are all “me” poses, where im literally saying the word under my breath to train my face. 

Saying “You” so youself as you exhale through your lips, creates a very neutral, easy, UN TENSE, looking face. Its my go to for everything. YOU poses are awesome for static poses, where you just need your face to look normal, natural, and pretty. Lol. It’s great cause if you dont do this and keep your mouth closed, you often look boring or too stiff. Sayng “you” activates your muscles and livens your face enough that you dont look dead or lifeless. 

These are all You poses. I’m literally saying that word a I pose. And some of these I say YOU while putting a little smile in there by thinking happy thoughts.

I don’t use “HAHA” as much, but it really is just like you might think. Saying HAHA out loud as you pose creates that easy going, natural look of laughing. 

As you might tell, Posing is a lot about ACTING as well as knowing your body. 

SO GET LOOSE. In between photos im CONSTANTLY moving around. And after a few shots im cosntantly stretching my mouth wide, making fish faces, puffing my cheeks, RELAXING my muscles so they don’t do that horrendous School Day smile that we all dread. 

And again PRACTICE. Get in front of that mirror and try out a bunch of stuff. Try DIFFERENT WORDS to see what saying them dos to your expression. Try angles and poses at home, so when the camers in front of you, your ready. 

Then youll be able to do more complicated stuff too. 

One of my pet peeves is people on this website reblogging that one image of the space shuttle Columbia breaking up during re-entry to their “aesthetic” blogs, like…um….