So I’m going to attempt to answer the question I’ve been asking for the last day: “WHO IS SHE RANDY?”
Brief recap: At GDC, Gearbox presented a tech test demo to show how Unreal 4 will affect lighting, shadows, and the art style overall in Borderlands 3. It specifically addresses a lot of things in the art style that I’ve wanted to see addressed for a long time, and I’m really happy with the way the game is looking. In it, they used a “development resource” character model, one we’ve never seen before, whose face they deliberately obscure. Randy Pitchford specifically draws attention to this fact.
You can watch that here:
So… who is she, Randy?
Obviously the first answer is: “It’s just a development asset, no one in particular.” I’ve seen a lot of tech demos like this, and when the devs aren’t using characters from their upcoming game, they either use:
a character model from the last game (who this clearly isn’t)
a character designed briefly in a game’s CC (which Borderlands doesn’t have)
a silly-looking character specifically made for testing purposes/to be funny (which this isn’t)
a blank slate (either something you’d see as a default in a CC or something that’s missing textures, which, again, this isn’t)
So in all likelihood… this is a WIP design for a character in Borderlands 3. Judging by the pose, this is very likely to be a new Vault Hunter (I say this because Vault Hunters’ rest animations tend to look somewhat heroic, like this characters’, while NPCs’ rest poses look far less asymmetrical).
They show a gas station-looking thing in the trailer, which is rendered in the Borderlands art style, and Randy implies that they will likely be used in BL3′s game world. If those are going to make it into the game, why wouldn’t this character design that seems very well-made.
At the start of the video, I was fully expecting them to just re-use a character from BL2. I was expecting to see Axton or somebody. That would’ve been a pretty normal move, I mean devs do it all the time for these tech demos. But they didn’t.
So, now, here’s the second answer to this question: “She’s a new character, one of the new Vault Hunters in BL3.” I’d say there’s a good chance of that. I’m about 50/50 on this. I say there’s a good chance of this not being her final design, but as it stands, I think this most likely will be the new soldier-type class in BL3, akin to Roland, Axton, and Athena.
“But why hide her face?” Well, they don’t want to outright confirm that she’s a new character yet. Showing a character’s full design–especially the face–is a Big Move for developers. It’s VERY likely that her design isn’t done yet, not only in the armor, but in the face as well.
But still… the question remains, “why hide her face?”
Let’s take another look at her:
I see the choppy straw-blonde hair and immediately think, Janey Springs. But Janey isn’t a soldier, and this character doesn’t have Janey’s scars on her arms.
Second thought, then, is “Janey’s daughter,” which would make sense: This certainly looks like someone who would’ve been raised by Janey and Athena. But after the way BL2 ended… I don’t think they would do a timeskip that far into the future.
But what are Borderlands timeskips like?
There were, if I remember correctly, roughly five or six years between Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2.
And who else do we know in Borderlands, specifically in Borderlands 2, who has choppy straw-blonde hair?
So, put on your tin-foil hats as we arrive at answer #3: “This is a grown-up Tiny Tina.”
Let’s say there’s another five or six year gap. Tina was 13 in Borderlands 2, that would make her 18 or 19 for Borderlands 3.
But, okay, I hear what you’re saying: “So she’s got similar hair, so what?” And, yeah. I agree.
But here’s the most damning piece of evidence:
Character artists like to assign parallels to character designs as they age, to show that they’re the same character despite how much has changed. It’s sometimes silly, but it works, and it helps keep the character feeling consistent. This soldier getup is a MASSIVE change from Tina’s BL2 design, I’ll give you that. However…
Their belts, for comparison:
It’s a silly, probably minor, probably meaningless thing. Tina had a pouch on the back of her waist with a knife stored in it, this character has a pouch on the back of her waist with a knife stored in it. That could be the world’s biggest coincidence.
This character’s even missing Tina’s trademark bunny. It’s nowhere to be seen.
Like I said, I’m still 50/50 on it being a new character, but… hey, I dunno. The character design VERY LIKELY isn’t final. Things like the star on her shoulder armor might be temporary.
And, perhaps more than anything, it makes a hell of a lot of sense to me that Tina would want to grow up to dress like Roland.
When i read that life and Papy likes to chain alot outfit i desing two animable outfits by my own, I do that outfit to Reapapy because i want that he look more energic/HappyPapy them he’s brother Death, Flower to looks like a beatifull woman, Angel doesn’t have the glitch and the cut because the end of the comic aftertale, Gotty is so tiny because Anger and me talk alot about it so here is the height that we think that fits on him, Reaper is sexy and end of the story (?)
SBUFIBSDJCBSUDBCSUDC!!! GOTH IS SO ADORABLEEEEEE!!! AND DEATH SO GOD DANK SERPXY BRAH!! AAARRRRGH!!! HALP
“I-I, um… I want…” Taehyung’s face turns an adorable shade of pink. He starts to fidget with his fingers, and he bites his lip and suddenly refuses to meet Jimin’s eyes. His voice drops to the cutest whisper Jimin has ever heard from him, repeating quietly, “I want you to um… t-to finger me. With your uh, with your rings on.”
Zhang Yixing/Lay x Reader - Angst, Fluff, Sexual References
Summary: New to Korea, you were more than ready to show the world that you were capable of being an international idol by going to the market at 11 PM. The thing is, you certainly did not expect to get lost, get caught by fans, and share a bed with your favorite idol and role model.
A/N: I came in wanting to write a smut but got super shy half way through haha ;;
‘Korean fans are scary.’ You thought to yourself as your black hat ghosted over your eyes, narrowing your point of view. Your tiny feet scurried across the arrival hall of the airport while the crowd of people screamed your name and held posters and signs with your name and face on them.
Don’t get me wrong, you love your fans. Your fans are the ones who let you stand on stage and sing your heart out. Not originally from Korea, the transition from devotion to obsession amongst fans proved to be rocky to you. Never in your life did you know that people could be so dedicated to you and your group members.
You casted your eyes to the side and gave a small wave to your fanboys and fangirls, the crowd roared in response as your manager hustled you away. You walked a bit faster while giving small smiles and nods to your fans in the sideline. Mouthing a small ‘thank you’ here and there, the fans were more than jubilated to see you pay even a hint of attention to them.
Being SM Entertainment’s newest trainee under your real name (F/n), to say you were not used to Korean culture was an understatement. You felt homesick 99% of the time, you didn’t understand Korean jokes, your tongue was still getting accustomed to Korean food, you didn’t know how to get anywhere - yep, the textbook example of a tourist. Except it was your job. Your “touristy” behavior caught the attention of other SM idols who were not from Korea.
So basically only Zhang Yixing, better known as Lay, from EXO. You’d be lying if you said you weren’t a fan of the breathtaking dancer with a voice to match. From music skills that can top any music producer in the industry and musical talent that makes professional musicians cower to their knees, Lay was no doubt the person you looked up to the most in SM Entertainment. Of course, if only you had the guts to talk to him about something.
Rules: Take a picture of the sim that’s normally associated with your blog (your legacy founder/lead character in your story etc.), now take away all their cc (except their hair, eyebrows, and skin color), then do a before and after picture.
Notes: I did a girls edition (or at least the more relevant girls that I have). Fenix looks like god either way and tbh for the sake of this I gave her a little more makeup than usual because I normally don’t have her wear lipstick. With Ani I’m very happy I did this because I didn’t realize how much I actually LOVE her with a complete bare face. She looks so different and kind of like this one girl I wanted to model her after.. so she might just wear some tiny lashes from now on and call it a day because I’m into it. And finally there’s Jaide.. she wears the most in game makeup because I spent the least amount of time on her custom skin. I wish I could get her lips the same texture as the one she wears in game.. also her eyes look so different without eyeshadow lol.
P.S. If you did this already then please disregard.. and if I didn’t tag you it’s because I already seen you do it ^_^
I wish people wouldn’t describe radical feminism as an ideology that’s all about opposing transgender ideology. Because the trans issue is actually so peripheral to feminism in general, and the notion of transgenderism as an identity is only like thirty years old. (And yes, I know that the concept of transsexuality dates back farther than that, but the modern concept of transgenderism is really extremely recent, and only came about because of the degree to which neoliberalism has reduced all political analysis to analyses of individual, personal, chosen identity.)
Radical feminism is feminism. Radical feminism is about liberating females from patriarchy, a hierarchy created and enforced by violence which is used to extract labour and resources from women and give them to men. The logic of patriarchy is than applied to other forms of oppression, just the social construction of race, because racism justifies slavery and colonialism, but it’s really the same logic at heart: I’m me, you’re you, I am stronger and more violent and I will take what I want by force. Racism is real and harmful, and fundamentally, about theft of labour and resources. So is misogyny. Both of these things share their roots in patriarchy.
Radical feminism is about not falling for the hierarchy-justifying traps that liberals fall into (”But some women enjoy make-up!” or the no-longer-in-vogue “But women are too weak to take care of themselves!” or “But children need fathers as male role models, even if their fathers are abusive!”). Radical feminism says FUCK ALL OF THIS BULLSHIT, IT’S ALL A LIE.
The radical critique of transgender theory is only a tiny portion of radical feminsim and should not be used as a way to describe the purpose of this ideology. I’m pretty fucking sure the suffragettes didn’t spend their time literally hiding from the police and having their children taken away and being raped and beaten because they were talking shit about non-binary people. Radical feminism is the only true feminism and it’s about liberation, not “representation,” not “diversity,” and certainly not about “trans exclusion.”
Also so close to 1k so thank you all so much for that! Message me anytime if you have questions or anything!
Rap Monster: Namjoon loves the fact you are a plus size model. He would always cheer you on, have his favorite photo of you in his wallet and as his phone background. He would make sure you always felt comfortable about yourself around him as well.
“My baby is beautiful. I couldn’t be more in love that I am right now.”
Suga: Suga is very tiny but he is also the type of guy to not notice things such as weight or height. He loved that you were a model. He loves to show your photos of you to everyone and tell them you’re his girl.
“Look how cute she is? Wow I’m so lucky.”
Jin: Jin is the type of guy who would want to show you off all the time. He would always make sure people knew you were his. He’d also love going to your shoots and seeing the action behind the picture.
“Beautiful. That is all I have to say.” “She’s so talented. Like me. We’re both pretty beautiful.”
J-Hope: He loves everything about you and your modeling career. He would be extra and always post about you on social media saying how much he loves you and how good you look.
“Look at my baby GO! SHE IS AMAZING!”
Taehyung: *Writes a strongly worded letter to Gucci about how they need to hire you*
Jimin: He would get all nervous when he saw a new photo shoot of yours. He loves that you are a model but he also gets a little scared because of how beautiful you are to him.
“You still love me right? Like you’re mine?”
Jungkook: Just like Jimin, he gets all flustered whenever he sees a picture or goes to one of your shoots. He can’t believe he has such a beautiful plus size model girlfriend. He’s do lowkey things like tell people you’re his or just ask the person if they think you’re pretty.
“See her? Yeah that’s my girlfriend.” “Oh her? She’s so hot. Yeah and she’s my girlfriend.”
I am getting so overemotional about these few tiny seconds of the preview, someone needs to save me. But seriously folks, let’s take a look at this for a second. You’ve got Dean, finally opening up to Cas and Sam and admitting that he has a serious problem. And you can read the way he pauses to glance at Cas here really any way that you want, but to me it’s almost pleading. We know in the last episode that Dean had that talk with Cas about flinging him into the sun if he ever fell off the wagon again and now here they are. And to me Dean is looking at Cas like, ‘Okay, is this it?’ because Cas, in all the time that Dean has known him, has never once believed he couldn’t be saved. And I think its so telling who Dean chooses to look at here. I know it doesn’t always seem like it, but I think Dean cares so damn much about what Cas thinks of him. For example back at the diner when Cas essentially called him a role model and Dean couldn’t help but allow himself a slight smile. And I think that in this moment Dean doesn’t even know what he wants from Cas. Because on the one hand, he knows he fucked up, he even called what happened at the house 'a massacre’ and I guarantee he’s beating himself up over it, having nightmares and replaying it all on a loop. But I also think there is a large part of him that still wants to see Cas look at him like he’s a role model. So he looks straight at his angel, the one who within 5 minutes of meeting him for the first time had stared straight into his eyes and proclaimed that Dean didn’t think he deserved to be saved. And now he’s questioning because doeshe still deserve to be saved? And Cas just kind of blinks and looks down and away and you can just see Dean’s face fall and he gives that tiny little micro-headshake and I can almost just hear him wondering what Cas thinks of him now and jesus fucking christ I have been compromised by 3 seconds of preview…
ready to become a tiny planet explorer? prepare to dress the part!
+1! baseball tee (super soft, perfect for impressing aliens with its touch) +1! beanie (to keep my thoughts close and warm for later use) +1! a worn jacket (the smell of home can really help prevent barfing from homesickness) +1! distressed jeans (because i have to show how i feel in case they don’t speak the same language) +2! mismatching socks (in case you can’t pick a favorite)
BONUS: be bright! bring some lights to track your trail! it’s dark out there in space, so you gotta stand out! have an adventure! who knows what kind of planets you’ll find?
Description: The reader is a famous model who was invited to attend a fashion show in Korea. The reader gets lost while exploring the city and she stumbles upon Jungkook, who immediately recognizes her. She asks for help with her broken Korean and he gives her directions. Later on that week at the fashion show, her and Jungkook meet again.
Pairings: Jungkook x Reader
Word Count: 2165
“Can I get a scenario where you’re a famous model who went to Korea for a fashion show but you went out and got lost on your way back to the hotel then you stumble across Jungkook who you recognize (and he recognizes you) & you ask for help in broken Korean that you learned from variety shows you watch. He gives you directions. Then BTS goes to the same fashion show backstage since they’re going to perform and you call out to him to thank him again. Sorry if its too specific haha”
Author’s Note: I’ve never been on an airplane before so I don’t know all the procedures that you have to go though, especially if you fly internationally. I had to do some research so hopefully it’s somewhat accurate. Thank you!
Rushing out of my apartment complex, I was greeted by the bustling city of New York. Stepping slightly off the sidewalk and onto the street, I stuck my arm out to hail a taxi. Noticing that one was going to pull over for me, I backed up onto the sidewalk and waited patiently. The driver got out and began to assist me with my luggage. After my luggage was safely put away into the trunk, the driver held the door open for me so I could get into the back of the taxi. Climbing back into the front seat, he questioned, “Where to, miss?” After giving him the address to the LaGuardia Airport that was located in Queens, New York, we were on our way.
One of them finds a new hobby and goes totally overboard with it.
It wasn’t unusual to see Phil and Pepper working at a conference table in the Tower on some project or other. There was the random Stark Industries items tossed in, but a bulk of it was usually Avengers related; public appearances, magazine spreads, charity fundraising, etc. What made this day different was the inclusion of Tony Stark to their meeting.
“This is pretty cool but I’m telling you, I could build something even better!”
“Tony, no. I told you, they’re donating half the proceeds to Avenger’s charities and we’ve already signed the contracts.” Pepper barely glanced at her boyfriend as she flipped through paperwork. Tony huffed as he pulled up the holograms. “Seriously, I could make them interactive. The kids would love them!”
“Stark, we are not letting you sell interactive figurines to children. The last thing we need is sentient Legos attacking people in their homes.” Phil didn’t even look up as he waved his hand through the holo-files, enlarging the schematic for the Hawkeye figure. “I’m still not sure about the hair. The color isn’t quite right.” Tony snorted, “Thought for sure you’d bitch about the arms.”
“What about my arms?” The archer in question strolled into the room and flopped into the seat next to his partner. “Your arms are fine. They have to follow a basic model for the min-figures Stark. Be careful with those, they’re prototypes.” Phil looked over as Clint picked up a tiny Back Widow, scrutinizing the tiny painted details.
“What are these things?” Clint was slowly turning the figure around, a mixture of fascination and confusion on his face.
I can’t help but wonder who made that Mount Weather model in Lexa’s tent? Did Clarke and Lexa have a creative afternoon where they cut and glued pieces of wood and steel together? Do you think Lexa made sure to build little fake trees to glue them all around the moutain because “Clarke we need to make this look as real as possible, I want tiny little pine trees. I want a thousand of them because we have to show that it’s a forest. Clarke please.”
so, I have a question about cat diet. We recently got a kitten (she seems to be doing really well in all areas), but we live in a country where cat food is not available (i am not kidding, you literally cannot buy cat food here), so we've been feeding her different kinds of cooked and raw meet and liver (mostly cooked, because we worry about the safety of feeding her raw meet. I know cats are generally tough around food but its not exactly a clean city). Do you know if thats a healthy diet?
I can tell you that it’s not balanced, but not exactly how you need to change it. Check out @raw-fed-pets for some resources on that. The main problem to me would be the lack of organs other than liver (because of nutrient imbalance) and lack of raw bone for calcium. She’ll be getting enough protein, but she is likely to be nutrient deficient in some way. You’ll want to look up raw feeding guides for prey model raw if you really can’t find cat food - it’s math heavy, fyi.
“I feel like a lot of people look at people with disabilities and instantly (maybe subconsciously) categorize them into this tiny box. I am human just like you. I am just as capable as you and I don’t ever want or need pity.” - Jillian Mercado on @posturemag
do you remember? we slow danced above the skies, faded from blue to purples and oranges, pinks, to darkness littered with tiny white lights reflected in your eyes. “i modeled them after you,” whispered into the night. time stopped when you kissed me and my eyes glazed over with the overwhelming beauty of the universe, the planets all swirling around in orbit, asteroids tangled in my hair. i felt more than us. i felt like i was apart of something. like a colossal supernova exploding at the seams.