A couple of people have been asking how I do my lineart and if I could share any tips, soo after months of careful procrastination I finally did it :’D I hope this is actually helpful to some of you, and please let me know if anything is unclear or you have any questions!
Do you have recommendations for a Klance slowburn fic? (Doesn't really matter if it's an AU)
Friend f r i e n d it’s been ages since I actually got to sit down and read a fic but I’ve read lots of them in the past so you definitely came to the right person :P (I actually wrote one of my own; it’s called Magic Me Some Love and is about Galra!Keith/Magician!Lance in a medieval fantasy setting, if you’re into that.)
Now. Slow burn klance fics that aren’t on pretty much every fic rec list out there already with a minimum of either 60k words or that are unfinished still:
Keith is texted by accident by some idiot one day, and honestly he’s not even sure why he responds. Or why he keeps responding. Yet somehow he finds himself drawn in, and okay, so maybe this fool is mildly entertaining after all. Who would’ve thought.
>>wrong number AU with an extra dash of angst. But if you’ve read any of the other fics this author has written you’ll know that they specialize in fluff and that absolutely shines through in the fic^^
20 years after the legendary sword Voltron was drawn from its stone by Queen Allura, it is stolen and eventually lost in the dangerous Balmeran Forest. To prevent the rogue knight Zarkon, his witch companion Haggar and their army of Galra warriors from claiming the sword and conquering all of Altea, it falls to Lance, with the help of a dark-haired hermit, to embark on the treacherous journey, save his kingdom and reunite his broken family.
>>if you don’t mind OCs that you get to know throughout the fic taking on a more important role, you should totally check out this fic. It’s plot heavy and reads like a published novel :D
Lance has been dreaming of travelling since the first time he heard stories from his family as a child. Now, having finally the time and money to do it, he goes on a trip to Europe to see some of the most culturally rich cities on the continent. Except he keeps bumping into the same guy over and over again, in random cities, doing stupid shit, and ultimately dragging Lance into his trouble, too.
>>it’s one of the few fics that I haven’t read personally yet and still won’t hesitate to recommend. lots of my friends have read and praised it, apparently it’s fluffy and fun. it’s absolutely on my to read list :D
When Keith crashed his Lion into a Galra warship in order to stop it from destroying a solar system, and more importantly, his friends, he was fully prepared to die for it. What he didn’t prepare for was to wake up in an alternate universe where he and Lance were dating.
>>this one. if you haven’t read it yet, go read it. it was my fav voltron fic for a long long time!!!! it’s got it all, plot, romance, character development, realistic amounts of angst- it’s very very good.
The Castle of Lions is the venue for the city’s most dangerous illegal street races where drivers come to test the cut of their tires. Lance has long defended his title as champion, but when a newcomer shows up and threatens his position things take an interesting turn.
>>not into cars and street racing AUs? neither am i, my friend, and yet this is one of the best voltron fics i’ve read. trust me when i tell you that you want to read everything written by this author.
When Lance is thrown through time, his future self from one year ahead is transported to the past in his place. - When Lance is thrown through time, he finds himself one year in the future, in place of the Lance that should be here.
>>WHEN I SAW THAT THESE TWO WRITERS WOULD COLLAB ON A FIC I NEARLY DIED BRUH THESE MIRROR FICS ARE AMAZE JUST LIKE THEIR OTHER FICS
In a world where monstrous dragons terrorize humanity daily, the Garrison trains valiant Knights to slay the evil beasts and defend Earth. But when Knight cadet Lance Espinosa is kidnapped by a strange red dragon who kills its own kind, certain truths are revealed…and so are the true monsters.
>>dragon au i repeat dragon au this is not a drill everyone - this fic!!! is freaking!!!! amazing!!!!!!! it’s in my top 5 minimum go try it out :D
Go back to school they said. It’ll be fun they said. Yeah, sure. It’s tons of fun scaling lava walls, accidentally setting things on fire, and being babysat by the school’s flirt. When Lance signed up (*cough* bribed *cough*) to show the new firebug around the school he thought it would be a piece of cake. He did not anticipate the sour attitude, spontaneous explosions, intimate moments in elevators…
>>the sky high au you always knew you needed :D it’s still in the very early stages but the fic is really fun so far!!
Lance has too much time on his hands, Keith doesn’t have enough. Lance leans more towards being outgoing and sociable, while Keith keeps to himself and can be mostly unpleasant. Neither think they have anything in common. What they don’t realize, however, is that there happens to be a very popular graphic novel that connects them together. Lance happens to be an avid reader and Keith just happens to secretly be the author.
>>another fic i’m super pumped for oh my god. each new chapter mail has me grinning like a maniac. the waiting between updates is suffering but all worth it in the end. it’s fun and interesting and i love it!
Keith commits the ultimate taboo as a grim reaper: he saves a life. More specifically, he saves Lance’s life. Now they are forever linked, unable to survive without the other. Keith must protect Lance from the forces that are trying to right Keith’s wrong and kill Lance.
>>skdfghjksfhgdksjfhgjfjd i cannot describe it. the plot is really amazing and keith and lance are so attracted to each other but they can’t kiss because that would literally kill lance. it belongs to the top most interesting voltron fics out there :D
Keith is a superhero who’s been pining after the cute boy who works at the music shop across the street from HQ. He also doesn’t know that the cute boy is the same vigilante he wants to bring to justice.
>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the chapters are insanely long but they’re all worth it. the plot develops rather slowly but it’s perfect as it is :P the slowest of burns. despite that it never made me lose interest in it so definitely go check it out if you have multiple hours of nothing to do!! :D
I’m gonna stop here because this list is already insanely long but it is faaaaaar from finished, believe me. This fandom produces so many good fics I can’t keep up with it ; - ;
LOTS OF HELP NEEDED: Do you speak Somali, Farsi, Arabic, Kirundi, Kunama, Karen, Swahili, Nepali, French (Francophone Africa), Tigrinya, Mashi, or Amharic?
I am volunteering with a refugee organization here in my city and one of the problems we are facing is communicating with refugees who speak little to no English while we are doing our volunteer projects. I am going to be creating a video series where native speakers will teach very basic words and phrases to non-native speakers of the previously listed languages. In these videos, native speakers will be saying these phrases at native speed and then slowed down so that non-native speakers can repeat and learn. We will be teaching phrases such as “nice to meet you”, “how are you”, “my name is ___”, etc. This will not be a full teaching course.
I wanted to do this because I feel like the refugees will feel more welcome here if everyone can communicate with each other, even if it’s just saying hello and goodbye to each other in their language every time we work together. :D Plus, it’s always fun to learn a little bit of another language!
If you speak any of these languages, please translate the following phrases and write the phrases with the latin alphabet as well (if you are able to!) as these mini-courses will be geared toward native English speaking volunteers. In addition, if there are any other phrases that you think are fun or culturally relevant or what have you, feel free to add those in as well. :)
Nice to meet you
How are you?
I am fine
What is your name?
My name is ___
Are you okay?
See you later
Thank you so much for your help, it is much appreciated! If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to leave a message in my ask box.
Heyy i don't understand your post about the oxford comma and the way phil used it (or didn't?? idk) I looked it up but i still don't fully understand what it is and how it's supposed to be used and i really completely don't understand your post :// Help a french out please? Thanks and sorry for being dumb aha :')
yes of course! so recently, grammar has changed and now the oxford comma is no longer “needed”. the oxford comma is the last comma in a list, between the thing being listed and “and”.
i like cheese, crackers, and water. (the comma after crackers is the oxford comma)
now obviously this sentence would still make sense if we took it away, but for other things, not so much. consider this:
so while you don’t always need to oxford comma, i think it just makes sense to keep it in there always! :D
Totally stupid question but I need some happy rachel lol. Which eyes do you prefer on Derek: Red, Blue, or Yellow?
Welllll, blue is just pretty.
Really though, I do like Derek best with the blue eyes. Alpha Derek is good and all, but I don’t feel like he was his best self as an Alpha in canon, and I’m not sure that’s something he ever particularly wanted. (Beyond wanting to have a pack and wanting not to be alone.)
And I just don’t really like the yellow at all, because it feels like… taking away his past and what he’s lived through and survived and grown from. Does that make sense? His blue eyes feel like a sign of strength to me –– not just from Paige but the fire too, and everything he fought through after. And I think that’s just beautiful.
Our boy is so strong, is such a survivor, and that’s what his blue eyes say to me.
(And I don’t know if that’s necessarily happy lol but that’s what his eyes make me think of. And thinking about Derek almost always makes me happy :D )
I got my car all sorted out this week, so yesterday I went out to Lenz in Santa Cruz to buy some new paints. NEW FRIENDS!
Daniel Smith quinacridone purple (PV55) - Bloody dark purple, moody - wouldn’t call it leap-off-the-page vivid, but it’s brighter than dioxazine (and considerably redder), and pretty much completely shuts out perylene violet - which is a wonderful paint, but it’s also incredibly desaturated and a major lightweight wet-in-wet. PV55 works great in mixes for an actual royal purple with ultramarine and quin magenta, and makes stellar fleshy browns with transparent pyrrol orange.
Sennelier Helios Violet (PR122) - Fancy-named FEROCIOUS quinacridone magenta. It’s damn near Opera bright, though without the fluorescence, or the lightfastness issues - which is AWESOME. Violet machine. Vivid terror-purple. This is my first tube from Sennelier and so far I’m super impressed, but considering doing a lightfastness test. It’s damn near ubelievably bright.
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral (PR209) - The red side of the quinacridone pigment family lists consistently pinky-pink/violet. Coral’s not really an exception, but it quite strangely…. red. Like… an honest blushy red. Really delightful, does awesome things in mixes with green.
Daniel Smith Cerulean Blue Chromium (PB36) - Get this blue. All around deeper than PB35 Cerulean and a little bit greeny, textured rather than “fluffy.”
Daniel Smith Diopside - I kind of raise the eyebrow a bit when it comes to the primatek paints - they’re really good, but it’s easy to get dragged in by the novelty. Paint with gemstones!! They handle very differently. Like… they’re gooey. They actually feel gooey, viscous, thick in water. If you don’t keep your wash mix stirred, you’ll get really inconsistent results. They’re heavy!
All that said, they’re also really cool. I lean on Sodalite pretty hard, and am forever making eyes at Amethyst. Diopside caught my attention as a granulating alternative to Pthalo green YS, and holy hell it is. I love it. It’s a lot warmer than i was expecting, not nearly as tangy (the primateks are consistently a bit dull,) and it’s just as corny - wouldn’t use either straight out the tube. Love what it does with quin coral, pyrrol orange, yellow, blue, etc.
Daniel Smith Hansa Yellow Medium (PY97) - Speaking of corny, I like to avoid primary yellow like the plague. Because of this, I have a plague of yellows. Greeny yellows, orangey yellows, earthy yellows, and all this is great. But when something has to actually be yellow, it’s a huge problem.
Hansa Yellow Medium is, honestly, nice. I’m not really sure how, but it’s both cool in tints and warm in masstone. It’s unexpectedly sunny and not cadmium-flat, or cadmium-toxic. Bless the cads and all, but cad yellow medium is probably what originally turned me off to keeping a middle-yellow in my palette. So far this one’s been a much more cooperative mixer and less opaque than cadmium, with more presence and all-around oomph than my previous go-to, PY175(lemon). It also lacks lemon’s magical talent of burning out your retinas if it gets out on its own.
The mixing charts are far from complete, but so far I’m really enjoying exploring the new additions! New favorites that work well with the old favorites, always a plus : D
I highly recommend listening to The Adventure Zone podcast. I recently started listening to it myself, and here are some great things about it that make me want to recommend it as research for soon-to-be DMs and players.
1) There aren’t many players in the beginning. This makes it easy to ID each person in the podcast, which makes it easier to follow.
2) The players and the DM are all relatively new to d&d in the start, which makes it a good example of how starting a campaign for the first time will go.
3) They’re really good at explaining how the rules work in simple language.
4) It’s also just really funny and entertaining, which is always a plus.