This was actually something I thought of while my friend DoodleChill was visiting a few weeks ago. We both like all of these characters, but then I sort of noticed the odd one out. With a lot of these characters, something happened that let to their death….and then there’s Jack, who - as far as we know - has been dead his entire life (for lack of a better term). I don’t know. I just get the feeling that some of the issues that Jack goes through probably seem trivial to some of the other guys.
(slams hands on table) hoshidan royal fami l y + k i d s
Oh my god I thought I was never going to get this done this took forever. Based off this sketch, but unfortunately I had to cut mikoto and sumeragi because… well, you can see this picture is pretty crowded as is. and they all wear similar colors so it’s really hard to make them distinct from each other. But omg I’m so glad I got this done, I had to do at least one pic of this because I love the family dynamic. Most importantly, it has shiro and kiragi who are always missing from the birthright royal fam fanart and I love them. I need more art of them as a big family because it warms my soul.
other thoughts I had while drawing this:
-spotify randomly opened and started playing different strokes at some pint and it was just like a sign from god to keep going
-”what the fuck is their damage with bows this whole family wears more ribbons than a goddam joann fabric store”
So, I was asked to show how I colour my gifs and thought I’d put together a little tutorial.
I will be going from this:
I’m using Photoshop CS6 Extended and will be using the timeline animation to make my gif. But if you use the frame animation that works just as well. Just make sure you’re standing on the first frame when you add the layers.
I put the full tutorial under a read more because it got a bit lengthy. I hope you like it! (p.s. this colouring works on a lot of different shows and movies)
Yesterday in @dungeonsdonuts Curse of Strahd D&D game, my bard chef Prianna found herself inside Castle Ravenloft, tasked with making a delicious treat for a vampire queen now residing there. The vampire queen also happens to be the Queen of Hearts (yes Wonderlandy Queen of Hearts). High standards must be met.
I *actually* make recipes for Prianna. If I can’t come up with a recipe for it, using old-school cooking methods and DM-approved ingredients, then she doesn’t make it. I like the added challenge.
Boy was I given one.
I feel like I’m on the most extreme Master Chef episode ever.
Join me on this journey as I attempt to craft a dish worthy of a queen with limited ingredients, body horror, and a lot of government eyes watching my google history.
One of the first things I noticed about Tallis was that she had the qunari tree worked into her armor. So I naturally assumed she worked with the qunari, and then apparently it was supposed to be a secret and… it was a bit confusing because… it’s… it’s right there… dead center of her design…
Deciphering Angel Grace and Saving Dean Winchester
As a result of this discussion, myself and crossroadscastiel got onto the subject of Dean being powered up by angel Grace and Cas ultimately transferring his stolen Grace to Dean as a means of saving him from potentially becoming a demon/Knight of Hell as a result of the effects of the Mark of Cain.
I honestly don’t think it’s that far fetched of an idea. The number of hints there have been throughout the series that Dean is more than a simple human are hard to ignore, especially when you lay it all out in front of you. It’s perfectly plausible that the antidote to the grip of darkness on Dean’s soul is to force it out by Grace.
The reason this is so plausible is because of what happened to Castiel when he lost his Grace, then stole the Grace of another. When Cas died all three times, his body was remade in the form of Jimmy Novak. When Cas lost his Grace, they never explained how he was able to remain in Jimmy Novak’s visage. When any other angel, or demon for that matter, has their Grace, their essence, taken from them, their vessel either dies or the host takes back control. This didn’t happen with Cas.
Castiel himself is the essence of his Grace, yet that Grace was taken. Therefore, we must assume that when God remade Cas, he made this body just for him with room for a soul to grow so that he could exist as a human when the time came. Cas needs Grace to have angelic power, and he stole the Grace of another angel without bringing the essence of that angel with him. It wasn’t possession, it was transference. Thus, the Grace inside of Cas is sharing space with his own soul, binding to it, feeding off of it. If you look at this way, it is doing the exact same thing to Cas that the Mark is doing to Dean. Both are foreign substances that are poison to their souls. Both toxins are burning them out.
Now, by this vein, say Castiel transfers his stolen Grace to Dean in order save him. The reason Cas was able to remain himself with another angel’s Grace inside of him was because the essence that is Castiel is divine. Transcendental, if you will - created for this purpose. So, Grace is transferred to Dean making him into an angel, but how does Dean remain Dean and not take on the essence of the angel whom the Grace belongs to?
Sure, Dean is Michael’s true vessel, but does he become Michael by receiving any angel’s Grace? No. Why? Because Dean’s soul, as it is, is already transcendental.
How do you think Sam was able to take back control from Lucifer? That doesn’t just happen - power of love or not. The soul has to be created for the purpose of binding to Grace in a way that the Grace becomes subordinate to the soul, to the essence of the human carrying it.
So if Dean takes on another angel’s Grace, he’s still Dean. A little more immortal, but still Dean. And it would work much better in the story of two brothers, saving people and hunting things. Demon!Dean doesn’t exactly strike me as the “saving people” type. As an angel, Dean can still do the work he was put upon the Earth to do, and do it better than he did before. All these things that have happened over the years - Dean’s destiny - could have been leading here. It would fit perfectly as number 7 on the list of universal alterations by the Will of God that I discussed here.
Now, as for Cas directly transferring the Grace he currently has to Dean - I don’t think that would work. Cas’ stolen Grace is just another form of poison. If added to the toxins already tearing Dean’s soul apart, it would most likely only do more damage.
But if Castiel found his true Grace and gave it to Dean - that would be something.
Cas would choose to give up his Grace and become human again because Dean’s life is worth it to him. He would give up his Grace in a second if that was the antidote to Dean’s poison. Then Dean would become an angel in a monumental role reversal. It wouldn’t be his choice, but maybe something in the divinity of Grace will awaken the transcendental power he’s had inside all along. Or perhaps it will be a means of purifying Dean’s soul, absolving him from his sins and his guilt, and allowing him to start fresh. He would be an angel, but the Grace would bind to his soul, leaving intact everything that is Dean Winchester, love for humanity and free will and all.
It makes me SO MAD how socially unacceptable it is to want to save money!!!! There is a HUUUUGE disconnect between all the people who want to be rich and are dying for more money but make you feel super lame if you don’t wanna get coffee or go to the movies because you don’t wanna spend extra money!!!!! GRRRRRR!!!! I used to be a victim of this AWFUL mindset and now that I’ve seen the light I just wanna cry when I think of all the thousands of dollars I wasted buying expensive food when there was a cheaper option or going to the movies like six times a month or paying way too much for parking when I was only gonna be somewhere for an hour….. The list goes on and on and on. The word “thousands” probably shocks you and that’s cuz no one promotes how quickly it all adds up, but the reality is we have all spent THOUSANDS in our lifetime and a LOT of it was unnecessary!!!!!!! IT MAKES ME SO MAD!!!!!!!!!
Here’s the problem: many people are in debt. They don’t talk about it. Many people have like no money in their accounts, it’s all tied up in bills and money owed and expenses. Very normal. Especially young people, we just seem to have no money. We all wanna have fun and enjoy our lives, we do NOOOT wanna miss out, and life seems to cost a lot of money so we think we just have to spend it all and then we are stuck.
It’s been made VERY normal, at least in America and places I’ve been, to eat out constantly, go to the movies regularly, go to events our friends are going to, have the nicest car, nicest clothes, nicest anything you can afford so you can “rank” well against others, and if you don’t wanna do those things you will be looked at as very weird. Lots of people will call you boring or lame and you will probably feel bad about yourself.
Behind the scenes we’re all like, “geez this is so expensive” “omg that’s my bill this month!?!” “THATS how much I spent!??!?!” “Aw man I have like no money left” “how do people afford this???” THATS THE THING THO. THEY DONT. THEY HAVE NO MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNTS. JUST LIKE YOU. I AM SO MAD THAT WE ARE ALL BEING TRICKED!!!!!!! We’re like “wow everyone else is doing so well, they’re eating out and driving nice cars and living in a nice place and wearing nice clothes, how come they can afford it so much easier than I can!?!” but that’s the trick!!! THEY ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AS YOU. THEY ARE SPENDING ALL OF THEIR MONEY TO MAINTAIN THIS COSTLY LIFESTYLE THAT IS SWALLOWING THEM ALIVE. HE WHO SPENDS HIS MONEY FAST WILL LOSE IT FAST. Everyone is trying to act as rich as they can to impress a bunch of people who are also secretly struggling to appear as rich as they can!!! BUT ITS ALL A SHAM!!!!!!!
Now let me be clear, it probably sounds like I’m saying you should never spend money on anything. No, that’s not it. I’m also fully aware that there are plenty of people in the world who are barely getting by and they don’t have extra money to spend, period. This obviously doesn’t apply to them lol. What I’m saying is decide what is an absolute necessity and keep paying for that. Like don’t skip your bills haha. But anything you don’t absolutely NEED, try to go without it more often! If you get coffee every day for like $4.00, you’re like whatever 4 bucks is nothing, that doesn’t matter. But 4 bucks a day is $28 a week, $112 a month and $1,344 a year. A thousand bucks a year on coffee alone if you get it every day!!! Even if you cut back from every day to just twice a week, you would save 960 dollars in a year. Make your coffee at home for crying out loud! Hahaha I know it’s fun to eat out and stuff but when you think of how much money you’ll have when you do it less often, it’s a lot easier to turn it down here and there. Also when you eat out every day it’s not even fun anymore, it’s just a fix you need to get by. The more you go without it, the more special and fun it is when you do eat out! Go through your receipts/bank statement right now, I dare you. Look at what you spend the most on cuz I bet you a lot of it is food!! Haha and the thing is you can eat more (which is awesome lol) if you buy stuff at the grocery store and just bring it with you! I do this all the time it’s so awesome!! I bring pb&j sandwiches, snack bars, grapes, mini oranges, goldfish, fruit snacks, whatever is in my pantry. It saves me SO MUCH MONEY because I don’t get stuck in a hungry pinch an hour after I left the house, desperately searching for something quick to eat. I already have it with me!
I love my life SO MUCH. I have a ton of fun, I do fun things all the time, I have great friendships and an awesome relationship with my family and I feel a lot happier than most people I know. I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all, quite the opposite! I still go to concerts, I still buy albums, I still go to dinner once in a while, I still see movies, I just CHOOSE WISELY. I make sure I’m only spending that extra entertainment money on things I REALLY want. When I hang out with my friends, I just invite them over to watch a movie or go swimming or go for a hike or a walk downtown or something that doesn’t cost money. If they say they wanna hang out and propose an idea that costs, I don’t say yes right away unless it’s something I’m dying to do and I have money in my budget that I can use for that. Otherwise, I’ll suggest another idea that’s free or much cheaper. And a lot of times they’re relieved! The reality is I’m not the only one who likes to save, a lot of people really appreciate that too 😂
It might seem lame not getting coffee 24/7, staying in some weekends instead of blowing your money at the bar, learning to do your own nails, shopping at thrift stores instead of the super expensive places at the mall, bringing snacks and cooking your own food, but I didn’t feel lame buying myself a car at age 21. I don’t feel lame paying all my own bills and being 100% financially independent. And I certainly don’t feel lame owning a house at age 22 hahaha.
And btw, you don’t have to have a bajilion dollars to do any of that! You just have to cut back here and there and then put that extra money in savings. You’d be AMAZED at how much those little things add up, only instead of watching them add up in horror as you go through your receipts, you’ll be watching them add up in pure delight as you check your savings account each month 😎💰 ahahaha
This is information no one shared with me until the last few years and it CHANGED MY LIFE so I wanted to share it with anyone who wants to take away all that monetary stress and financial burden and just relax and feel taken care of!!! It is a GREAT feeling and a feeling you can have sooner than you think if you just start paying more attention and making those small changes! Good luck!!! 😁
i spent waaaay too much time on this !!! i just wanted to try my hand at colouring again and it got way outta hand for something so simple, haha.
it was kind of fun, though. it’s been probably over a year (maybe two?) since i touched my tablet, wow !!! i never would have guessed a show like this would be the thing to inspire me to pick up my tablet again. so thank you rick and morty for being the inspiration i never saw coming??