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So, Fowldom, let’s talk about Opal.

Specifically, our depictions of her.

As I’ve been designing my version of our least favorite pixie, I’ve been revisiting the books description, as well as other artists’ renditions of the mastermind. The book describes Opal as, and I’m going from memory here,

around two feet tall

dark hair

brown eyes

beautiful, but

eventually passes herself off as a human child.

Remember that last one. Now, here are some artists’ versions of Opal, starting with a book cover:

Notice her adult, curvy physique. I think this really influenced a lot of the fanart, as “curvy” and “seductive” are not words used to describe Opal. And yet, they became a popular motif in her design by other creators.

By Gobligal

By jisuk

By Ale-Gil

And, to be fair, here’s my design of Opal in 2009:

I was the worst offender.

There are many more designs like this, portraying Opal as a femme fatale, which isn’t what she is. She never once uses her gender or sexuality to get her way, though she does often reference her beauty. Actually, I think Opal would not accept victory if it was achieved through any other means but her own intelligence. Which reminded me of another dark-haired genius.

Artemis.

Upon speculation, the two are rather similar. Both grew up under a successful and overbearing father, both were underestimated (Artemis for his age, Opal for her gender and species), both embraced criminal careers, both are show offs. However, while Artemis looked up to his father, Opal saw her father as an obstacle. Artemis took responsibility for his actions, Opal always saw herself as the victim. Opal is who Artemis would have become if he had no good influences in his life. Which makes her a more interesting character, and makes an accurate portrayal of her all the more important.

Opal is not an adult woman looking down on Artemis like all the other adults do. She is a small, childlike person with an intellect and ego to rival the hero’s. She was Minerva before Minerva even showed up.

Additional notes: If we show that we, the fans, want an adult, sexy Opal, that’s how they’ll portray her in the film. And if they do that, the potential Opal Deception movie will be screwed out of the gate.

If a childlike Opal is designed and acted well, she could be many times more creepy than any adult villain. Scary children are the worst.

I love all the other designs of Opal I’ve seen, especially the ones shown here (excluding mine). But they aren’t book accurate.

Who Is Your Spiritual Entourage?

In our physical world, we can’t help but notice those with their own entourages. Whether you’re Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Oprah, the Pope, Jesus and his twelve disciples, too many sports figures, powerful business leaders, to politicians, they all have one thing in common. They are surrounded by people whom they trust, have loyalty, can be advised, helped, inspired, healed, with a true sense of community, a physical entourage. So what about the rest of us who may not be rich, powerful, famous, popular, or not have a lot of family and friends on the earthly plane? Who is in our entourage? What entourage do we belong too? Where is our entourage?

The word “entourage,” by definition, is “an informal group or band of people who are closely associated with a famous, notorious, or otherwise notable individual.” Well, you are a famous, notorious, and notable individual for those in the spirit world!

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blog update

not that many of you care? ok so if anyone’s noticed i’ve been inactive for a while and i just got back from vacation so i figured i’d update everyone. i just haven’t had the energy to come on a lot and there are a lot of messages that have gone unanswered which i apologize for (i probably won’t answer them because answering old messages gives me anxiety - idk) anywho i am offically making an attempt to get back into the swing of this website and i’m start a queue. if you are still following me, i love you and it means the world to me. stay tuned for gifsets i want to start making them again.

my favorite thing about ppl hating on the hp fandom is that most of it is just blatantly homophobic. like this goes for a lot of things, not just hp, i notice it almost everywhere. like people will get huffy and puffy about ships, especially drarry, bc its not “kid-friendly”… but like… have you read the books or seen the movies? the entire series is full of murder, war, genocide, straight up harry watches his parents die when hes a baby, like… there are so many adult themes in this series, but if ur worried mostly about some people on the internet thinking harry and draco would be cute together, just say u dont like gay ppl and get it over with

anonymous asked:

hey! happy to see you back on my dash ❤

Oh, thank you! I am so sorry for such a long disappearance! I have been extremely busy lately and haven’t gotten a chance to go on Tumblr a whole lot. (In case you didn’t notice) I still have so many asks to answer so to anyone who is waiting for me to respond, please wait one minute and your ask will be replied to!

anonymous asked:

I read and loved your article on the Russian wag team! I love Mustafina, but I agree about her E-scores vs. Shang's and plan to spend some time with the code to come up with my own lol. (I also wanted to let you know that Mustafina's D-scores on beam and floor during the AA were 5.3 not 5.2 and that Paseka scored 15.241 on her Amanar while her average was actually 15.253. - it's no big deal! and i only noticed because i've been crunching sooo many numbers!!!!)

Yeah, a lot of people are like “Mustafina is a dancer and Shang is an acrobat, if I were a judge I’d prefer Mustafina and give her bonus tenths too!” and I’m like great and this is true, that Mustafina is stylistically incredible, but unfortunately that kind of style doesn’t get “bonus tenths” because bonus tenths aren’t a thing. But they TOTALLY happen, and the FIG has made it pretty clear that they don’t like Chinese gymnasts, so in a perfect world while Shang had the better day and the better all-around performance, Mustafina wins it because the judges like her style better. I get it, but I don’t like it.

anonymous asked:

wanna say thanks for the tutorial, will vote many times ^^. btw, since you guys talked about starcast recently, I just wanna know if only me noticed that dongwan seems to always talk/mention/give more attention to andy that day.even there was a time when the cameraman skipped eric and focus on andy (coz DW mentioned him) XD

 Actually I never really did realised, but I did noticed Andy got to talk a lot more than usual. Tbh normally if the questions don’t direct to the quiet ones in interviews, Eric & Andy, they would barely talk really. So I’m thankful if Dongwan did that to let Andy have more screen time. All of them were adorbs and dorky to the max in that video, need more of this in their comebackkk! And you’re welcome for the tutorial, it’s quite easy to vote actually, please do vote a lot! <3

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i’ve been rewatching avatar (since we recently bought it on dvd >;D) and i’ve been noticing a lot of similarities between aang and steven…

this was inevitable…

so this is finally happening!! i’m proud to announce the (probably first ever??) tumblr clique meetup!! it’s based on the many phandom meetups i’ve participated in :)

but what is a tumblr clique meetup?? 

it’s a period of time where you can post a selfie, some art, (or anything else!!) in a specific tag and make new friends in the clique, or just have a good time in general!

ok… what do I do once i’ve posted my selfie/art? 

look for other people that seem interesting and just hit them up! (or, if you’re too shy, compliment their selfie and hope they notice you - i do that a lot)

what do I get out of it? 

new friends, hopefully! most people in the clique are really great and insanely nice, so making friends shouldn’t be difficult :)

do i have to be a tøp blog to participate?? 

definitely not! as long as you enjoy twenty one pilots’ music, and/or tyler and josh as people and artists, you’re very very welcome to participate! 

what’s the tag for the meetup?

the tags for the meetup will be tumblr clique meetup and clique tumblr meetup!! 

real talk now: when will the meetup be?? 

it’ll take place on the 20th of August, starting 6pm GMT and last 24 hours!! 

here’s a timezone converter thing for you

please reblog this to spread the word!! 

if this gets less than, say, 50 notes it never happened and i’ll reschedule lmao

if you have any questions concerning this, please let me know by sending me an ask!! 

I have a lot of thoughts about what fights between hux and ren would be like, once they’re together. of course really explosive and spectacular, because lbr, the tension that crackles between them isn’t going to go away just because they sleep curled up together, drooling in each other’s hair.

they’ll push each other to the breaking point, I’m sure of that. ren will leave something on the floor of their room - one of his scarves or a tray with some unfinished food on it - and hux will decide to leave it there until ren notices and removes it himself.

except, of course, ren will never notice, because many things matter a lot to ren - his mind constantly filled to the brim with matters hux finds trivial and inconsequential, matters whose importance exists only in his head. but something left on the floor of their room? he’ll step over it for an entire standard week cycle. two. while it slowly eats away at hux until he’s compounded everything ren has ever done to irritate him in all the years they’ve known each other into this single incident.

by the time he confronts ren, it will be with a laundry list of all the things that make him an unsuitable partner - hux’s words have always been his weapons, and they are pointed and deadly sharp. he forgets in that moment that ren isn’t an enemy, but the man he has chosen to share his life with, pulls no punches. whereas ren… there’s a line ren refuses to cross, things he’ll never say, because he knows what it’s like to be emotionally vulnerable. (and he’ll never make use of a words the way hux does, anyway - finding the right ones has always been awkward for him.)

so when hux calls ren crazy, tells him there’s something not right in his head, that’s it. it’s ren’s darkest suspicions, confirmed - that he’s as defective as he’s always feared - and then their room is destroying itself, seemingly of its own accord. the power of ren’s grief and rage and fear that this is it, this is where hux leaves him, rending bedclothes and shattering glass fixtures.

and when it all ends, ren is a shuddering mess amongst the wreckage, certain he’ll never see hux again - because who could stand to be near someone so unpredictable and dangerous? except, miraculously, there’s an unsure touch on his back and a glass of water thrust into his hand and he’s being told to drink and to breathe and hux… hux is still there.

their bed, however, is unsalvageable.

anonymous asked:

Can we just acknowledge how when Harley's doing the Sexy Dance™ with the other person she makes a point of looking/smirking at J?

YESSSS ya noticed it too!! I totally freaked out when I saw it (≧◡≦)

Let’s also assess that the women she’s dancing with wears a Batsy mask. She’s nailing “Batsy” on a wall, playing with the women like a cat with a mice. Ya watchin’ me, Puddin? Look what I got for you ♥ J’s just starring at his lil monster and her game, totally hypnotised. There’s such a high sexual tension. But I also noticed something like bitterness and rage in Jokers expression. He’s thinking about what Batsy did to him and what he wanna do to him in return.

I love how our segment of the fandom has attracted passionate, insightful, generous people. People who express themselves in such lively, thoughtful, accessible ways that they engage even resistant outsiders with the concept of tjlc. I love that we are already on our way to being noticed and taken seriously. I love being a part of this. It’s huge. It’s beautiful. It’s important. It’s unifying and enlightening. I’m so grateful to be part of this!! It literally changed my life!

I’ve noticed this a lot in my life, especially as I’ve gotten older, so I like to be adventurous with how I dress. Maybe I’ll wear an oversized gaudy sweater, or a deep shade of lipstick, like whatever the fuck, and I get so many weird looks from basic ass white girls who dress the same way everyday and honestly know nothing about fashion or any type of expression. I know I look great and I feel great and I feel as if I get comments and stares because I dare to express my personality and because I’m a carefree person, who happens to be black. I remember one time I wore a fun Hawaiian print Tshirt in high school and these white girls were laughing at what I was wearing, like sorry I choose not to wear thin ass yoga pants and a basic ass tee every day with a dirty pair of keds and call it an outfit. I feel as though the extra mile to judge what I wear has something to do with me being black but whatever. I also feel as though white people expect us to dress a certain way, which ties into their general racism.

To the black girls who feel this way too, don’t let Becky get to you. You are a beautiful, vibrant soul and you should keep doing you 😀 be bombastic and colorful and if you want to be mellow then do that too, because it’s what makes you comfortable.

It’s dark in the closet. I feel like a young child and it’s scary and there are shadows that play across the walls when the cars drive by outside at night. My hand rests on the knob, then drops to my side, not ready, not ready to turn it and come out. Not now. Maybe not for years.

It’s warm in the closet, but the warmth seems to come from far away. It’s small in the closet; cramped, even. I can’t stretch out. A person shouldn’t be in here; only clothes.

But more then that, and more noticeable than any of that – it’s crowded. There are so many of us in here. And we’re all, some of us a little, some of us a lot, scared.

But the lights of the cars keep on passing us by, the roars of their engines echoing in the space. The whispers surround me. Some people turn the knob and step out and away from the closet. Some shrink back every time the door opens for someone else.

I keep to myself in here, holding myself with eyes tightly shut and head on my knees. The jumble of arms and legs around me is always moving. It’s crowded in here.

Buying a puppy, and dating Peter would include…

(Requested)

  • Arguing over what kind of dog to get, because you want to buy a puppy that will grow up into a giant, terrifying creature, but Peter wants to buy one of those petite lapdogs
  • “Come on, we could name it Ripper, and it’ll be able to protect us.”
  • “Y/n, you live with the Avengers, I don’t think you need any more protection.”
  • Attempting to buy the entire litter of puppies
  • Realising that puppies actually cost a lot of money
  • Going to Tony and asking him to buy the puppy for you, but he says no
  • “Y/n, you can barely take care of yourself, you literally barricade yourself in your room with chick flicks for days. Do you really think you can take care of a puppy?
  • So you just steal one of his many credit cards, but he doesn’t notice, of course
  • Nearly squeezing the life out of your new dog when you finally become its authorized owner
  • And then you and Peter start bickering about what to name the dog
  • “I think we should name him Dagger, Pete.”
  • “Nah, Max sounds better.”
  • “Max is overused. What about Death the Dog?”
  • “No.”
  • “Funeral Planner has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?”
  • But, as it turns out, Steve accidentally already filled out the adoption certificate
  • “What do you mean, you ‘accidentally’ named our Lettuce Ball?”
  • “I-I saw the certificate, and the name space was left out empty, so… I just wrote a name.”
  • Now, officially, you’re ‘terrifying dog’ is named Lettuce Ball
  • Making your dog its very own Avengers costume
  • And Clint helping you officiate the new addition to the team
  • “Lettuce Ball, if you walk out that door, you are an Avenger.”
  • Cooking super fancy meals for your puppy
  • “Hey, Y/n, that smells really good, what are you cooking?”
  • “Wagyu Sirloin beef, and it’s not for you.”
  • The Avengers thinking that Lettuce is the cutest thing to ever grace the Earth
  • Until he starts peeing on everybody’s stuff
  • “Y/n, I swear to god, if your dog pees on my suits again, I will personally kick him out.”
  • Aunt May absolutely falling in love with Lettuce
  • Trying to smuggle your puppy into school
  • “Y/n, no.”
  • And after all the fuss of buying a puppy is over, you suddenly spurt out something to Peter during movie night
  • “Pete, I want to get a cat.”
Confession

I’ve noticed this a lot in my life, especially as I’ve gotten older, so I like to be adventurous with how I I dress. Maybe I’ll wear an oversized gaudy sweater, or a deep shade of lipstick, like whatever the fuck, and I get so many weird looks from basic ass white girls who dress the same way everyday and honestly know nothing about fashion or any type of expression. I know I look great and I feel great and I feel as if I get comments and stares because I dare to express my personality and because I’m a carefree person, who happens to be black. I remember one time I wore a fun Hawaiian print Tshirt in high school and these white girls were laughing at what I was wearing, like sorry I choose not to wear thin ass yoga pants and a basic ass tee every day with a dirty pair of keds and call it an outfit. I feel as though the extra mile to judge what I wear has something to do with me being black but whatever. I also feel as though white people expect us to dress a certain way, which ties into their general racism.
To the black girls who feel this way too, don’t let Becky get to you. You are a beautiful, vibrant soul and you should keep doing you 😀 be bombastic and colorful and if you want to be mellow then do that too, because it’s what makes you comfortable

:0! woah I just noticed we reached 80k u guys!!! that’s a lot of u for a little gal like me. I wanna do something nice for you n show u my love bc I don’t enough so. I’m not gonna do a big giveaway thing because I feel like those come off as an attempt to get more followers ver often and I don’t need more bc I have so many of u already n I love u! so out of the first 30 people that like this I’ll choose two buds (in the United States sorry!) to send a page of doodles n a sweet note from me to.

honestly it pisses me off so much that trichotillomania is so unrecognized yet affects so many people??? and when it is recognized people do nothing but make fun of it??? when it is not funny at all??? because there is literally no way to romanticize hair loss??? 

How would you like to know that at anytime you could lose any percentage of your hair at literally anytime??? To not be able to go to the bathroom without pulling and bleeding and scabbing over where your pubic hair should be??? And to have people stare at you in public for pulling out your hair??? To have your eyes ache and chafe because you can’t leave your eyelashes in??? And for your family members to consider you a freakish embarrassment and act like it’s harder on themselves?? And to know that even if you are pull free, you could always relapse??? And to not know what it’s like to have something as taken for granted as eyebrows and eyelashes??? To grow up never knowing what’s wrong with you and getting berated for something that you did not understand yourself???

Most people will never know the feeling of having their trash searched and arms grabbed at and the experience of being guilted and yelled at for something that is so hard on themselves that they cannot control, yet are trying so hard to.

It’s constantly having no control over yourself and thinking that you should. It’s having to accept the fact that you will never be ‘’normal’’ and that in a thirty minute time period you could undo years and years of hard fought progress. 

It’s a chronic disorder with almost no treatment options or even diagnosis options. Relapse is always possible. People do not and will not understand it or sympathize with you. It can be physically painful as well as emotionally detrimental.

Respect people with Trichotillomania. Listen to them. Learn from them.