a whole year to wait now

marks closing speech made me emotional

so myabe I’ll reintroduce myself, as I’ve been falling out of the community a bit (that from being tired of the people i come in contact with, drama and a bit of life in general) I’m bri! I’m known for making gifs, edits, and on occasian i do draw

i’ve been a part of this community for about two and a half years and can honestly say there is never a dull moment in the group. there are endless sources of creativity and laughs and people waiting for you to interact with. despite me not watching mark as much as i used to, the reason i still keep my blog running i think is because there is part of me that can’t imagine my life without it now. not just mark and amy and company, but the community as a whole i don’t think i could ever fully step away from.

so here is me re-welcoming people to my blog, and if you’re new consider checking out what i do on here! i hope to make more friends and be unapologetic of myself and just keep being me, and if i do that there will be people who will find me

*yes these are the glasses i gave mark that amy has taken upon herself to now own (which im 1000% ok with and would prefer it)

Question about comics

Okay actually I have a question. Would you rather me update comics page-per-day, like I did with New Years, or do my comics on the side and update them as a bunch of pages in 1 daily?

I’d still do other SciSet dailies as usual then just pop in with the comic when it’s done. The one I’m working on now will keep with the daily update because it’s already set up that way.

Pro: no waiting for pages, get whole story at once, more dailies on top of it
Con: putting more work aside; less of a schedule for me to keep up with.

Thoughts?

Thoughts on reactions to S4:

What if this was actually what S4 AND S5 was going to cover, but with Ben getting in the MCU, as well as Martin, they realized that it was going to be a long time between the two series, so they made the decision to condense EVERYTHING into S4. You didn’t have enough material between Rosie’s birth and Mary’s death for a whole series, and although they could have written more, I think even Mark and Steven didn’t want to establish that it was YEARS that they were all together, but introducing Eurus at the end of S4 and then waiting 3-4 years to complete it would be possible, but dangerous. Too much can happen in that time that could make it impossible to do another series, and so they decided to wrap everything up now. (No, I don’t think this is the end, but they wanted to wrap up his back story so they could move on to the next phase, like they are in the books, older, more settled into the routine.)

I agree that everything felt very rushed, but that is difficult to avoid with only three 90 min episodes. We may never know why it happened this way, and I, for one, am not going to simply blame it on Mark and Steven getting lazy, or not caring. (I will say, I have watched each episode at least 5 times, and each time I find more depth in the story and character development.) I never had a firm judgement on what their end-game was or should be, and maybe that’s one of the reasons I’m not upset over S4. (I get extremely pissed when some people label me a ‘casual’ because of this, so don’t even go there.) Do I think there should have been a lot more explanation of everything? Of course, but then I always want that… because I want a hell of a lot more Sherlock!

If I ever had the chance to sit down with Mark and Steven, I would have notebooks full of questions, but I wouldn’t think less of them if they didn’t have answers for everything. (Although, there are some explanations from TAB that I SERIOUSLY want answers to… like how the fuck Sir Eustace got all the way down the hall and up the stairs with a dagger in his chest….AND WHY GO UPSTAIRS?!? Sorry, just watched TAB again tonight and it bugs the crap out of me.)

What I’m really trying to say, I guess, is to those who are bashing the production team (writers, directors, producers): they told the story they wanted to tell and operated under circumstances we will never fully understand. Also, and I know I’ll catch shit for this but I’m gonna say it anyway, some people need to take part of the blame for their disappointment and dissatisfaction, because the team was in no way under any obligation to make Sherlock into ANYTHING other than what THEY WANTED. If you feel cheated or lied to, you have every right to be disappointed that it didn’t go in the direction you wanted it to, BUT NO PROMISES WERE EVER MADE. Just because you could find examples where a certain word or phrase was 'code’ doesn’t mean that’s how they meant for it to be taken. If the code word ONLY had one meaning, it wouldn’t be code. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, dinner is just dinner, food is just food, and a hug is because your best and dearest friend is in pain, and a hug is the best thing you can do, the only thing you can think of to do, to be there for them.

I’ll stop now. And if I lose followers because of this, I accept that. Comment away if you want, or just ignore my ramblings, but I needed to say it. And if you’ve read this far, thank you.

letsgetgordangerous  asked:

Jason Todd post-resurrection?

1. The last chapter of Under The Hood would be drawn by Mahnke; the artistic shift there was pretty jarring.

2. He never forms some kind of ‘uneasy truce’ or whatever with the Bat-Family, except during unimaginable red-alert situations (such as his role in Incorporated, or Court of Owls). He regularly shoots people, Bruce ain’t gonna gloss over that.

3. Writers would go down the ‘he’s trying to be more popular Batman’ well Morrison introduced, at least for a little while.

4. He and Damian have at least one team-up of substance. They’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on that obvious setup for years now.

5. Scott Lobdell never touches him. For that matter, after the reboot, he never died, he was just in a coma for awhile and ran away when he woke up. Remove that whole complication entirely if you won’t keep him dead but also won’t get into the Superboy Prime of it all.

Why does Yurio want to win so badly?

Yurio has spent much of the series saying how he wants to win and how he’s going to become the best in the world. Most people have attributed this desire solely to Yurio’s personality and just the way he is.

However, that’s not correct. Yurio wants to win… because he needs money. Now before you keep scrolling because you think that’s ridiculous, hear me out and keep reading.

If you guys haven’t scrolled through the Yuri!!! on Ice official website, you should do that sometime. 

Wait… let’s take a close look…

Not since he’s junior days… since his rookie days… since the beginning. Yurio’s whole skating career has been so that he can provide for his family. The earliest we see Yurio skating competitively was age 12. A twelve year old, and maybe even younger, was the primary source of income for his family. Can you imagine the pressure on Yurio as he competes? No wonder he said he would throw everything away to skate when Lilia told him to. No wonder he put six jumps, a “death wish”,  in the second half of his free skate. Yurio is desparate. He want’s to win so he can provide a better life for his family. 

Don’t fuck with the captions on dan and phils videos

people have waited for years for Dan and Phil’s captions to actually be right and now people are fucking with them for ‘phan’ purposes. 

People with hearing problems aren’t allowed to watch their videos then? just because some twats on the internet think its acceptable to change them to ‘Phan references’ 

Grow up. 

because fucking with someone’s disability is a nice thing. well done you have sunk to a new level of low. 

p.s i am not blaming the whole phandom, just those who think its fun to fuck with the captions. 

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Bonnie: You are engaged, and we are celebrating. First, we’re gonna drink too much champagne. And then, I am taking you wedding dress shopping. I know it’s a little early, but you’re gonna try on thousands of dresses before you find the perfect one, so we may as well start now. Care, you asked me to be your bridesmaid when we were ten years old. You’ve been waiting for this your whole life.

Celebrating #thejunewedding

Imagine waking Woozi up on his birthday with some kisses and a warm cup of coffee. Then, seeing his groggy face turn into a happy one after realizing who woke him up and for what reason.

INKtober 2016

For the past couple of years, I’ve wanted to get in on this whole October inking thing. Not the inking itself, I guess, but the whole sharing of it. With October waning, my wife Jess suggested I finally do something about it before time runs out. The problem was that I needed a drawing to record myself inking. Luckily, I had just been sketching a witch which was inspired by a George Petty drawing I’m fond of, so I had a fresh drawing on hand that was ready and waiting to be prepped for finish.

Now, before I begin, I must say that not only would I have not done this before next year if Jess hadn’t suggested I finally get busy and do it, but the vital building of the following video was something she assembled for me. Partially because I didn’t have time to and she’s extremely gracious, talented, supportive, and enthusiastic that way, and critically, she also doesn’t have the newest crappy version of iMovie. Because she is cautious about updating her programs, Jess still has an older iMovie that actually works. So a couple nights ago we had a swell time doing a bit of editing together on it. I love to shoot film and video, and curiously, I love to cut most of it out later. We really had fun doing the final cut.

But first I must say, I love ink. I love looking for it, buying it, and keeping it handy. I love that it comes in tiny amounts, like jewels or spices. I love that you need pens and nibs and brushes to make it work. I love dipping pens and brushes into it. I love drawing with it, painting with it, and writing letters with it. I love that if your power goes out or your computer crashes it has no effect on your inked drawings. I love that it makes you take the time to think about what you are writing, and I love that it makes original drawings that there are only one of in the entire world.

Years ago when Joe Grant was still alive and working at Disney Studios, he happened to walk into my room. He immediately exclaimed, “Oh, you have ink! That’s so good to see. No one has ink anymore. Do you use it?” I told him yes, indeed I did. This led to a long, long conversation about ink and all the adventures we’d had with it. He drew every day, I think. And he drew with ink. Boldly. Decisively.

Sometimes I draw and sketch with ink instead of pencil, as a way of keeping from slowing down and being too precious with my rough ideas. Sometimes, as in this video, I use ink to pull a pencil sketch into a singular, final drawing that is ready to be scanned and colored. When I do that, I usually transfer the original sketch as a red-line onto a sheet of plate-finish Bristol. And I usually enlarge it substantially. 

And that is what this first video is about.

The reason for this enlarging transfer is simple: even though I can greatly vary the thickness of an inked line, there’s a general line to size relationship I want for the finished drawing. The fatter the final line I want, the smaller the initial redline. The thinner the final ink line, the larger the redline. There’s also a certain “draw” to the line that comes at a larger scale. This “draw” is the smooth landscape of a long leg, for example. A leg that is about six to nine inches long will have a nice scale for a brush to trace with a minimal of waver. And this is why I use plate finish Bristol. It allows my hand to slide along without “catching,” which will produce a smooth, continuous line. So in this video you’ll see the transfer of a smaller sketch to a larger sheet of Bristol, ready for ink.

I’ll scan the original sketch, print it out on a couple sheets of plain paper, assemble them into one continuous print, and then use a Scarlet Red Col-Erase pencil to rub a surface onto the back side of that print. This will allow that print to then be carefully traced down onto a fine sheet of Bristol.

Now, on to Part 2!

Let me stop right here for a moment and tell you how blown away I was by this video that my wife Jess edited. By Friday morning, I’d already dumped 1 ½ hrs of video on her, and then proceeded to add another four pick up shots to complete the inking continuity. As I spent the day coloring the image, she methodically worked to assemble, trim, speed up, and pace this. Long day and story short, by the time we went to the gym she’d finished the video you’ll see here! I am absolutely enchanted by this, and have watched it about ten times now. Jess really shaped something marvelous. I hope you like it as much as I do. I think you will.

Okay, so this is the inking part of the inking video set. As for materials, I like a Winsor & Newton Series 7 #1 brush. For ink, nothing beats Winsor & Newton black Indian ink. The one with the spider on the label, not the dragon. The ink from the spider label bottle is made from the blood of a giant space spider and is collected at great risk and expense and is the blackest black I’ve ever run across. The ink from the dragon label bottle is made from people who work as coal sculptors blowing their noses and collecting what comes out in bottles and calling it ink.

If you haven’t yet done this and are thinking of trying it, let me urge you to use a real sable brush. Years ago while I was working at Disney, I was staying late, trying to ink something. It wasn’t going well. I had tried doing this before, and it always, always, always ended in sadness, defeat, and piles of horrid, tortured little inked characters that looked like they’d been put through a special machine designed to make things appear as though an anteater that had been freshly run over had, as his final act, dipped his tongue in ink and tried to draw something.

I was on, like, the seventh one of these tiny disasters when Richard Vander Wende happened by. Richard is an incredible artist who can draw and paint anything. Anything. He was working on Aladdin at the time, helping define their style, and was apparently also working late. As he passed by my desk I did that thing where I leaned over my drawing like I was having a stomach ache so he wouldn’t see the shameful state of what I was doing.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“I’m… I’m trying to ink. But it isn’t going very well,” I said in a low and ashamed tone as I straightened up to reveal my tragic drawings.

He considered this for a moment, then said…

“Do you mind if I give you some advice?”

Now advice from Richard is something to be listened to, and I fatefully said “yes.”

And this is one of those moments that was a turning point in my life. He said something so simple and important.

“You’re using a really cheap brush. If you want that stuff to work you need to spend some money on a sable brush.”

Richard then showed me a proper sable brush and how it holds a point and can be mooshed almost flat and then return to a beautiful point. He showed me that you can re-shape it any number of ways and it will resiliently return to a razor-sharp point in an instant.

This changed everything for me. I went and spent a staggering (for the time) twenty dollars on a brush and instantly… instantly, my inking got better. Not just better, but by then end of an hour I was pretty much doing everything I’d hoped I’d be able to do when I started trying to ink in the first place. So if you want to do this sort of thing, find the right brush for you. But I’d advise finding a sable brush as a starting point.

And all of this is to produce something that simply can’t be accomplished digitally. You will have a magical thing called an original. By definition there is nothing else quite like it. Yes, it’s a lot of work to take all these steps, but in the end I have an inked piece that is immune to power failures, format changes, EMP, and computer crashes. Go to a comic con and spend the day looking through old inked pages and paintings and tell me you’d prefer those artists had drawn and inked them digitally. Last I looked, an original “Peanuts” comic strip starts at something like ten thousand dollars. But the best part is seeing the lines, the hints of pencil, the expert lettering. Knowing that actual page spent time with the artist and vice-versa.

And before you say it (because someone always says it), my drawing has every property of a digital drawing as well, since I’ve already scanned it. The best of both worlds!

Even though I draw and ink everything traditionally, I do scan the finished piece and often color it digitally. The reason for this is simple: the computer allows me to experiment with color choices I would never risk if an original ink was on the line. I have indeed lost some well-liked drawings to painting disasters in the past, and, for me, death by color is never quick. It starts with a bad color choice or bobble somewhere, and then me trying to correct it, which causes something else to go wrong, and so on and so forth until I’m staring down at a terrible mess and I’m forced to concede that the drawing died a few hours back.

So here’s to the arrival of Photoshop color!

And of course, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

okay wait can we talk about how kevin’s parents are “huge homophobes”

like captain holt has been discriminated against his whole life by his colleagues for his race and for his sexual orientation and, presumably, the one group of people who would never judge him is his family

and yet, his own in-laws haven’t spoken to him in 30 years because they think that he made their son gay. even if he’s made peace with it by now, at the time that must have been the worst possible thing to hear. he was put down his whole life and now that he finally finds “The One”, he, again, is not treated with respect.  

and think about how kevin must have felt, and how this perpetuated his stereotype that most people are homophobes. holt has to deal with this all day at work, and then when he comes home he is still thinking about the fact that his own parents-in-law don’t approve of their relationship? that must have been devastating for him. he just could not catch a break.

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Here’s the thing about this love story that’s so amazing. Despite all its twists and turns, it has endured for almost twenty years. You guys have been best friends your whole lives. You fell in love with her when you were in kindergarten and have never stopped loving her. Not even for a day. You told me you always knew that someday you’d be together. I think that someday is now. The only question is: what the hell are you waiting for?

Meanwhile, Start.

My friend: I know you might have had a picture of how you wanted your life to be, but some uncontrollable tragedy swept it away. We all have a certain picture of how we want our lives to be, and sometimes it gets ripped from our grip and smashed to pieces. Our dreams can get crushed in an instant, in the most horrible ways, with irreversible results.

We might be living in a life right now that doesn’t feel like it’s ours, you and I. We might be in a different place than we had hoped for. Today could be different than you had imagined and planned a year ago. Your heart will pull for another chance, another door, another world.
We wake up in a daze, wondering how things changed so fast.
We wait, hoping it’ll go back to the way it was.
The three hardest words to live with are often: In the meantime.
Yet — in the meantime is the whole thing.

If you’re waiting for your “real life” to start, after graduation or when you’re married or when you get to the big city, you’ll stay in a holding pattern. The time will pass anyway. The tide doesn’t wait.

So I hope you’ll consider starting in the meanwhile.

When a dream dies, it dies. We can mourn. We can pound our chest. We can bleed. And at some point, we must let go and not linger. You can open your hands to another dream. I hope you find this new dream. I hope you don’t try to revive something that’s dead.

You can get over what’s over, because you’re not over yet.

When the ten count is over: you can count to eleven.

What comes next will not be what you had envisioned. It might be better or it might be worse. I hope you will keep dreaming anyway. I hope you will consider God can do a new thing.

You are free to pursue something new.

– J.S. | Mad About God

Though it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas~

2016 has really been quite the year. Probably not the best, as some would tell you. I think having to wait for the Switch to come out next Spring doesn’t exactly help (or, in an unrelated case, The Fractured But Whole being delayed).

But now is the time to forget all that vexes us, and instead embrace the joy of this time of the year.

So, Merry Christmas, guys.

- Stephen

anonymous asked:

thanks to skam i now wanna live til i'm 122 years old just so i can see the Evak Year™ 2121 then i wont have to wait for 21:21 to cry every night but i'll have the whole year and i think that's beautiful

This is the most relatable shit I’ve ever seen I’ll disown my kid if they’re not born 21st something at 21:21

Can we take a moment to appreciate that Otabek is the only one who acknowledges Yuri like a guy. This whole time Yuri had been the cute pretty 15 year old “Prima ballerina” or “fairy” JJ even jokes “ladies first!” The fact that Otabek sees him as a rival but reaches out to be friends is really touching. I feel like that’s the biggest compliment Yuri’s gotten so far! They’re both just misunderstood but now they have each other!!!! Can’t wait to see this BEAUTIFUL friendship blossom!!!

Originally posted by dan-tomlinson

More faces and robots. Thanks for all the support, likes and comments lately 💛. Too bad I couldn’t complete the whole month. Had to deal with some health complications for a large chunk of the month. Almost fully recovered now… Lost so much weight lol. ☹️☠️ Can’t wait to hit the gym again.

Anyways, it was a fun #inktober. Looking forward to next year’s. 😺

Happy Halloween 🦇

oh shit boiiis so like, correct me if im wrong but wouldn’t otabek have seen yuri around at quite a few different skating events??? why did he choose to approach yuri now? why did he wait FIVE WHOLE YEARS??

im indulging here but imagine pining otabek, always kind of having a thing for yuri since that training camp but seeing not seeing anything between them as a real possibility because

a) yuri plisetsky didn’t have friends, and he was very competitive why would he look twice at otabek, who was quiet and wasn’t even strong enough in his category to train with his age group

b) again, indulging here, but imagine if otabek was really like?? self conscious or nerdy or something when he was younger? like this was five years ago. and yuri didn’t recognize him at all so i wonder if he like, totally glowed up through those 5 years and was like, huh, maybe i’m cool enough to talk to him now

c) and then if otabek was romantically interested in yuri he would probably think he had no chance also because yeah, the whole liking boys thing. it would also make sense with why he didn’t really socialize with any of the other skaters, maybe feeling like he wasn’t like them. (I mean there was probably chris but yeah i don’t think chris and otabek would ever be friends lmao)

but NOW otabek sees that yuri is spending alot of time with a russian skater and a japanese skater who are in an openly gay relationship. so first of all, huh, maybe yuri can have friends, even if it seems like he yells at them most times. and maybe, juust maybe, yuri might be okay with him being gay if he’s close to this coach and skater that have been getting stupidly famous on social media for the past year for being gay as shit?? so yeah queue otabek gearing up in his swaggest motorbike gear and driving around the city looking for yuri, because if he ever had a chance, it would be now. AND YO LIKE THEY REALLY HIT IT OFF?? I HOPE OTABEK IS RLLY HAPPY

(i guess most of this could work either platonically or romantically, whatever you want it to. i think thinking of otabek as really badly wanting to be friends with yuri is cute too)

  • AI Junko: Silence! Now, after 5000 years of waiting, I'm going to challenge you to a children's card game! And then I'll destroy the world!
  • Hajime Hinata: Why would you want to do that?
  • AI Junko: What?
  • Hajime Hinata: What's the point in destroying the world? What do you gain from it?
  • AI Junko: ...I don't understand the question.
  • Hajime Hinata: Look, you must have some reason for wanting to destroy the world. Otherwise, this whole ending was just pointless bickering!
  • AI Junko: Of course I have a reason!
  • Hajime Hinata: Oh, goodie! Do you feel like sharing it with the class?
  • AI Junko: No, it's a secret.
  • Hajime Hinata: You're the most disappointing movie villain since General Grievous.
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“Hinata… This big idiot finally understands… The real meaning of the scarf you gave me when you went with Toneri… I know now, from the scarf you painstakingly knitted and took so long to finish, that your love can’t be unraveled so easily… Wait for me… This whole time, you always loved me for the way I am… Now, as a man, there’s something I must tell you… Hinata, I swear I will save you!”