idk but what really gets me about overwatch is that its entire marketing tries to convince us that it’s this huge band of heroes who have come together to maintain world peace and achieve Great Things

while in fact that’s what they used to be and what you have now is a family consisting of an ape, two lesbians and a supercomputer having illegal dinner parties in a derelict government facility

the three former leaders of the organization are all presumed dead and pass their time not really disputing that claim considering two of them are currently holed up in a fucking necropolis, and the other one is a constantly decomposing emotional fog

like you’re supposed to imagine this grand force for Good, but then jesse mccree is getting shitfaced in a dingy bar in dorado while sombra sends sneaky update pics of him to reaper, who is currently too busy creeping on a family just because the guy’s flat butt reminded him of his ex husband

hanzo ‘midlife crisis’ shimada shoots dragons out of his nipple but you couldn’t tell that looking at his art student undercut and piercings, and his not-dead (notice how that’s a suspiciously recurring theme in this game?) brother is probably currently at a cosplay convention losing a ‘best genji costume’ competition

like maybe one day they’ll all come together and find common ground and actually do something, but for now they’re just a bunch of weird people in different stages of washed up trying to make ends meet, and it might be the most relatable thing about the whole entire game

iyasplash  asked:

Ska! How do you ink your traditional drawings? And. Would you mind sharing some tips for traditional?

Yes of course, thank you for asking! ; 7 ; / To start, don’t think you need expensive tools to draw traditionally, even just a $1-$2 ink pen or sharpie can look nice against paper! The tools I usually use for all my ink work is a red color pencil, $2 ball-point ink pen, and a sharpie (occasionally white out)! If you’re like me (someone who has trouble doing a large-scale picture and do better with smaller thumbnails), I would suggest to buy yourself a small canvas sketch journal! 

It’s a lil beat up, but this is what I use! It works well with sharpies/ink and feels great to draw on! As for sketching, I find red color pencil sketching looking better than a regular pencil! It feels like guidelines and makes the black ink pop out more! Here’s a comparison with an old doodle! 

A great way to make your lines look nicer is extra line weight! I usually give my outlines an extra stroke with the pen to make the lines thicker on the outside, and you might also want to go over your lines twice if your ink is not dark enough! ; 3 ; / I also occasionally use whiteout to fix mistakes or add lil stars/sparkle by dipping a toothpick in it. 

The next thing I suggest is using an app called CamScanner! It uses your camera to capture your pictures but defines the lines/colors better and works great if you want to use the lines as lineart when you scan it to color digitally (don’t think you need a tablet to color it! Half of this picture was colored with my tiny trackpad. You can totes do it with time and effort)! Here’s another comparison!

CamScanner on the left, and regular camera on the right! It also changes lighting, crops pictures (I had to crop the right one on sai), changes toning, and even fixes angled shots for you! It works wonderful and I recommend it! The last thing is that please have fun and take your time! 

I think that’s about it! Sorry if I went a lil long! Of course, I’m not a professional and obviously there’s probably more benefits with professional tools, but this is my process! Thanks so much for asking! <3

guys this post means so much to me i’m gonna die

can you imagine, Aunt May and Uncle Ben (or maybe his parents, I’m not sure about Peter’s timeline… I’ll go with Uncle Ben for the feels though) taking Peter to Stark Expo so he can maybe catch a glimpse of his hero, Tony Stark?

Uncle Ben buys him an Iron Man mask and a little toy repulsor and he’s just bouncing up and down with excitement, gawking at all the cool inventions, but mostly he can’t wait to see Tony

And then he’s disappointed when he hears that Tony isn’t there, that Hammer Industries is doing the big exhibition, and he’s just so crushed

THEN Iron Man crashes the party and he’s pointing and smiling, going “Look, Uncle Ben!!! That’s him!!!”

The Hammer drones start attacking, and Uncle Ben tries to get Peter out of there, but he loses him in the chaos and Peter spots one of the drones

He’s a kid, he doesn’t really know better, but he does know what Iron Man would do

He raises his hand, fires up his little toy repulsor, and then WHAM

The Hammer drone falls in a pile of sparks and metal, and Peter turns around, startled, only to see Iron Man, Tony Stark himself, standing there

“Nice work, kid,” he says before flying off to save the day, just as Ben finds Peter and scoops him up to take him to safety

And Peter is just in awe. Iron Man thanked him. Tony Stark thought that he helped.

That he was a hero.

just past summer solstice

It’s a thing. Today is like two minutes shorter than Friday and I see it in people. I’ve noticed this for years. This isn’t astrological hokum/woo, this is real and it’s in the wetware. Your circadian sense is among your most acute. It’s like the sensation when the roller coaster car has just passed the apex, and your inner ear detects the velocity vector flipping from positive, briefly through zero, and now it’s negative and holy shit you know what’s next, here comes the screaming. 

Except it’s not your position in four-space whose second derivative flat-lined for a bit; it’s the sun’s aspect shifting a couple of arc-seconds to the south. Nautical twilight passed exactly three minutes ago here. It’s fucking dark.

Today is smaller than yesterday and we all know tomorrow is even less.

Alright, discussion time: Did Teen!David ever have an emo phase? I need to know. For Science


It feels so good to be writing regularly in my journal again. This is something that I’ve done since I was young, but it’s also something I find difficult because it’s hard for me to be completely honest a lot of the time (whether for fear of someone finding my journal or for fear of really dealing with my past and things that I’m feeling and thinking in the present). But I’ve started again, and I’m taking baby steps in my (journaling) honesty journey. I wrote three full pages today, plus wrote down some goals for myself. I feel good.

Do any of y’all journal? Message/inbox me! Tag me in your photos! Let’s talk journaling. What does your journal look like? Do you prefer pen/pencil? Do you draw in yours or is it strictly for writing? Do you also have a hard time being honest?

His Soldier - Part 6

PART 6! So glad that this is finally up! Again, thank you so much for the support this series has received. I hope my goal of making Tamlin even a tiny bit better in your eyes was achieved.  Now, onto the final part of His Soldier.  

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One question kept rolling around in Regina’s head. Why did Tamlin come searching for her?

In her eyes, she didn’t think she was that special to the High Lord. Friends, sure. But, normally friends don’t transform into beasts to try to find each other. So, why did Tamlin?

The motivation of the action was unknown to her. But, she was thankful for it because she got to kiss her long time crush. And, now, she was in his study with him. As Regina, not Liam.

It was Liam’s day off, so she was able to roam around as Regina for the whole day.

That bothered her, though. That she had to be a man to be a guard, and not a woman. She’s tried to bring it up multiple times, but she was always cut off on the end because someone needed to talk to their High Lord.

Then it hit her. Why not talk about it now? With that thought, Regina sat up straight, demanding Tamlin’s attention to be turned to her. 

He looked at her sudden movement, and inquired, “Is there something you need, Regina?”

“Yes,” she began. This was serious business, talking to a High Lord about how he ran his court. “I would like to know why women aren’t allowed in the Spring Court army.”

“Well, I never really thought on that. That’s how it’s been since the first High Lord of the Spring Court ruled, and maybe even before that. Why do you want to know?”

“Doesn’t it seem a little unfair that women can’t help protect our Court while mean can?” 

“I mean, I suppose. But, what do you want me to do about it?” Tamlin asks, spinning a pen between his fingers. Cauldron boil her, she hated that, and he knew that. It was one of the few things she couldn’t do.

He was teasing her. It wasn’t his fault she was cute when she was angry. 

“I want you to–Cauldron, would you stop that!” she yelled, steam seeming to come out of her ears. Regina was short-tempered, to put it mildly.

“Stop what, Regina, lo–” he cut himself off. “Stop what, Regina?”

Standing, Regina walked over to him, aiming to grab the pen. He quickly moved his hand away from her, which almost caused her to fall in his lap. Unfortunately, for him, she caught herself.

“Tamlin, stop doing that thing with the pen. You know I don’t like it.”

Deciding to tease her more, Tamlin started spinning the pen around his fingers again. “You mean this?”

“Yes, I mean that! Now stop it!” 

“But it’s so entertaining to watch you get mad over it.”

As he spoke, Regina formulated a plan. Leaning down towards Tamlin, Regina held his other hand, which was on the arm rest. “Oh, Tamlin~.”

His reaction was priceless, with his face heating up to match a rose’s red petals. “Y-Yeah, Regina?”

Bringing her face closer to his, she stopped just inches away from his lips. His hand set the pen down, and then went to grab her waist. That failed, however, when Regina grabbed the pen and slipped away from him.

“Thank you~!” Regina said innocently. Then her mood changed back to seriousness. “Now that we’re not distracted anymore, I want you to change how the army is run.”

“How so?” he asked. Tamlin was still beet red, which caused Regina to smile.

“I want women to be allowed in the army.”

Tamlin laughed, laughed, at that. If he saw the look on Regina’s face in that moment, he would have died. Right there and then.

“What’s so funny about it? Is my wanting to show my real self instead of Liam funny to you?”

“No, not at all, Regina.” He laughed some more. “But, it’s funny you should say that.”

“Why is it?”

“Because, I, uh, already have that in the works. Tomorrow, I’ll be announcing it.”

“W-WHAT?! R-Really?! Cauldron, this is wonderful, Tamlin!” Regina stood up and flung herself at him. She was truly happy about this. There was no reason to hide behind a facade anymore. 

Tamlin could only return the hug as her scent of roses and rivers hit him in the face. It was like the first time he had met her, but ten times better. 

Regina quickly let go, though, a blush appearing on her face. “S-Sorry. That was spontaneous.”

“No, no, it’s fine.”

Nodding, she sat in her chair again. “Um, I was wondering if…maybe…I could be beside you as you deliver the announcement?”

He was ecstatic at the question, but Tamlin kept his composure. “Yes, I think that would be wonderful. But, once the new law goes into action, how will you deal with the Liam situation?”

“I’ll either say I’m leaving or be honest with them. Probably be honest since I can’t wait to see their reactions.”

“I would pay to see that.”

Regina laughs. The two spend the rest of the day like that. 

When Regina leaves, though, she gives Tamlin a kiss on the cheek, and winnows to her personal bedroom in the mansion.

Tamlin starts addressing the Fae gathered in front of him. “Everyone, today I have a special announcement about the Spring Court army. From this day forth, women shall be able to fight along men on the battlefield.”

Cheering is heard from everywhere, with the occasional “Finally!” being heard over the excited hollering. 

“As your High Lord,” Tamlin begins again. “I have neglected one of the biggest changes that should have happened earlier than this. If it were not for the woman beside me, I would not be up here announcing this today. I apologize for making you all wait so long.”

Regina stands taller at the acknowledgement that she’s received. Attention has always been one of her favorite things, which really didn’t work well when she had to pretend to be a guy. 

“Thank you for your time. If any woman would like to join the army, please speak to General Killian or General William.” Tamlin steps off the stage, Regina beside him.

Once they get inside, Regina squeals. “Ahh! I’m so happy you did that. Thank you, Tamlin. Truly.”

“I was wondering, Regina, if you would like to be my first female general. I know you already have a lot on your plate as the captain of my personal guard, but I thought you might like teaching young women how to fight.”

“I would be honored, High Lord,” Regina curtsies. A smile never leaving her face through the entire thing.

Tamlin nods, then says he has to go tell his other generals. This gives Regina time to go tell her friends that she isn’t really Liam.

Winnowing in front of Quentin, Xavier, and Damien is one of Regina’s favorite things. It always scared them. Especially this time, since they don’t recognize her. Xavier even pulls his sword out.

“Who are you? State your name and business,” Quentin speaks in his authoritative voice. As captain of a tiny unit, Quentin knows how to be bossy sometimes.

“My name is Regina Elavaris, General and Personal Captian of High Lord Tamlin. Though, you three may know me as Liam Elavaris.” Regina grins despite her serious voice. 

“We don’t believe you,” Damien says. Of course he would say that. 

“Damien, look under my right eye, at the scar you gave me when we first practiced sword fighting with real swords. Xavier, remember the time I helped you on the battlefield when we fought Hybern? You have a scar from that time on your left elbow. Quentin, look at my right hand, then look at your left hand. Those scars are from our pact to never abandon each other.”

“Only Liam knew about that…” Quentin whispers, then adds. “I can’t believe it…We were all beaten by a girl!”

There’s an awkward silence, and then Xavier is laughing. Everyone else joins in, and Regina has tears running down her face once they finish. 

“I’m glad you guys aren’t mad about me not telling you.”

“We’re not. But, this certainly explains why you always refused to go to the hot springs with us,” Damien teases, earning a chuckle from everyone.

Regina then forces them all into a group hug. There’s all smiles and laughs and more smiles.

None of them expected the explosion to happen.

kit6  asked:

What's your favourite fallout game?

Hoo, that’s a really toughie, honestly. I’ve played all the fallouts, let’s get that out of the way first. And this is gonna be an unpopular opinion, sure, but the originals… yeah, no. I didn’t enjoy them. At all. I finished them, did all that I could in the games to be satisfied and get the lore, but I never really felt engaged. Another unpopular opinion, it seems, but I love Fallout 3. And I’ve heard all the arguments as to why someone would think it’s a bad game, and I understand. But what people need to understand about me, is that Fallout 3 came at a time where I was really stagnated. I was depressed, awfully so. 

Fallout 3 got me out of a rut. When I got home from the academy, I could venture out into this wasteland and get lost in it. And sure, someone could argue that the originals did that, too, but they never stuck with me the way Fallout 3 did. 3 got me out of a major depression, and for that I’m eternally grateful. I hold special and fond memories with 3, and no amount of anyone trying to tell me that it’s bad is going to change that. 

Anywho, Fallout: New Vegas is also near and dear to my heart. I’ve met amazing people like @hobomechanist, @spazzbot, and @woggywoowoo at Dragon*Con (they knew my sister). But I happened upon them because they were doing their New Vegas cosplay. I was too afraid to work on a New Vegas costume, because at the time NV didn’t have the cult status it seems to have now and I was afraid of being… alone? And they got me out of that. NV had awesome story lines and great characters – and I’m not embarrassed to admit that Joshua Graham, the idea of him, has kind of helped me along with a lot of things. (I’m one of those people who uses imaginary characters as a real-world coping mechanism). 

And Fallout 4? Yes, I love it. And yes, they changed a lot of things that made Fallout, Fallout, but I feel like I’ve met so many new and interesting people because of it. I’ve drawn so much art for it, more than I have for anything in my life before, and it’s changed me for the better. 

TL:DR, I love 3, New Vegas, and 4. The originals are okay, but nothing to write home about. The elitists need to grow up. Hate to say this, but: Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one, and they all stink. 

so it’s not rlly my place to step in but my whole dash is flooded with posts about being divided over laundry. i mean hey personally off the grid would’ve been great, yeah! but laundry is p ok too. i don’t feel like it’s right to bash EA when the whole time the majority of people were screaming at them to add laundry. either way not everyone is going to be happy; there’s gonna be people who hate it, and some who love it.

anonymous asked:

The Hak and Yona relationship, IMO, is not a relationship filled with mutual understanding and respect where both party supports and gives. It's a one way relationship with one person doing all the supporting and giving while the other takes, demands, and uses. It's obvious which is which. No one's expecting them to be perfect from the start but outside of Yona's feelings for Hak turning romantic, there has been no change or real growth in the relationship they share. What am I missing?

Ngl anon, when I saw this I immediately started typing up this massive reply where I first went through every arc to show where Yona respected, understood and supported Hak and then began explaining how this was all connected, how they’ve both changed together as a result of these occurrences, and how their thinking has changed. I’m… not even kidding, here’s a screenshot of part of the original draft:

But, then I realised a little way through that the fact that I could find evidence in every single arc of development between the two, could point to moments in canon where they specifically say that they mean a lot to each other and want to support each other, and that they are so obviously not the same people they were in the first few chapters, made me come to the conclusion that maybe you are just missing something anon. And I don’t want to mean that in a nasty way - after all, we all read stories and interpret them differently and find different messages. But, if you’ve read 140+ chapters of this manga and can’t see a change in Hak and Yona and their relationship, then there’s nothing I can do. That’s honestly the bottom line for me. And, if my praising of them annoys you so much that you want to message me and point out your opinion every time I comment on them, I think it’s best that you un-follow me. Or, if you already don’t follow me, just ignore my blog. Honestly, it’ll save you a lot of annoyance, save me from constantly having to spend time defending a viewpoint you will probably never agree with, and we can part ways as unlikely friends. As a start to this unlikely friendship, here are three random facts about me:

  1. I hate lime flavouring in candy. It’s icky *pulls face*
  2. I have 15 mobiles/wind chimes hanging in my room because I love chimes and people like to gift them to me.
  3. My dad makes the best unbaked cheesecake. 

Message me three random facts about yourself anon~