and focused at that part

I’ve been desperately trying to up my game, illustration wise, and I’ve been in need of some new portfolio material that I can actually show off and that isn’t currently under NDAs. Focusing on speed, composition, and color, for the most part. Spent a bit of time pumping this out over the course of a few days after I got an idea before bed one night.

Whispers (Adventure Time)

We have now come to the last 2 episodes of Season 8, which this serves as the season finale and man, oh, man, did this episode get intense and so did the one after this, but here we are focusing on the first part simply called “Whispers”.

From the title card alone, you know something scary is going to happen, if it involves Sweet P, even though he’s still The Lich inside. The Lich holding Sweet P’s hand just makes this title card, one of my favourites of the season. I could praise Adventure Time’s title cards for hours, but let’s get right down to what happens in this episode!

Finn and Fern are doing some fishing and Fern gets frustrated by how he keeps “dinking” up everything, such as not protecting Ooo, during Islands or not catching a good fish. Finn comforts Fern by telling him to try to learn from your mistakes and just be yourself.

Just afterwards, they encounter Sweet P running away screaming from home after having nightmares of a “whisper monster” telling him that he’s evil. He also mentions that voices of The Lich are the only things he’s dreaming about.

Finn and Fern decide to camp with Sweet P for the evening, until they discover the hand of The Lich that got sliced and thrown into every dimension in Crossover, including the one that fell onto BMO and started roaming Ooo!

Finn and Fern try to fight off the hand, but The Lich gains control over Sweet P and Fern gets upset for letting The Lich go.

Finn follows The Lich into an underground tunnel and just as Lich is about make Finn fall to his death, Sweet P stabs the hand and defeats The Lich once more.

Sweet P mentions that he knocked out Fern so he could episode, which makes Fern start to feel useless and questions why everyone likes Finn and starts to plan to become the one and only Finn!

This episode was quite the start of a drama bomb! Not only does The Lich return, but we’re starting to get a lot of sympathy towards Fern.

Seeing Fern beating himself up for making mistakes is something you really want to “root” for the guy, but he keeps dinking things up no matter how hard he tries. It just seems unsettling that he wants to be the only Finn, after seeing how he is considered inferior.

But let’s of course, talk about the major highlight of the episode and that’s The Lich’s return since Crossover. I was so glad they were finally addressing how his hand fell in every dimension and that there could’ve been the possibility of two Liches being in Ooo.

And even though I really love the Lich as Sweet P, I really don’t want to see him return with a bigger vengeance.

The dark lighting and composition with the Lich’s hand making his shadow was a really nice touch and some of the best animation in the episode!

One interesting piece of information that Lich mentions is that he is the last scholar of “GOLB”.

GOLB is a character that has yet to get a lot of answers about, as we’ve only seen him in episodes like Puhoy and You Forgot Your Floaties and we only know so little, but I’m predicting that GOLB might play a big role in the final season of Adventure Time, even as a villain.

I get that some might be disappointed that The Lich was defeated pretty easily in this episode, but I’m thinking we still haven’t seen the last of him, considering Sweet P’s horn has fully grown in the end of Elements, so it’s got to at least pay off for something in Season 9!

I laughed at Mr. Fox’s brief cameo and when Finn’s remembering where he saw the Lich’s hand and mentions that it was the day BMO found that sailor hat. That had me crack up, as it was so trivial, but pure AT comedy.

Also, Jake’s voicemail had me cracking up as well.

A great episode with drama and laughs and this is only the beginning with the drama of Season 8’s finale!

iwannabebrilliant  asked:

I loved chapter 7! I know I've said it before, but I love seeing polyamorous relationships represented as healthy and happy and, you know, not cheating or just a threesome or whatever. I loved that Tony's concerns were taken seriously and that they focused on the relationship/non-physical part over the sex. I just really loved this chapter and I'm so glad you also know the importance of communication and understanding in polyamorous relationships. ❤️❤️ thank you for representing it so nicely!

Ah honey you are very welcome.

It is so important to me that EVERY RELATIONSHIP is represented in a healthy way, or if it isn’t, that those issues are addressed and either reconciled or left in the past as the couple moves apart.

I think so many people IRL, and it seems like especially in the LGBTQ community just don’t recognize awful relationships/unhealthy tendencies with partners until it’s too late and they are at the very least heartbroken or worse

And obviously my fan fiction isn’t changing the world 🙄🙄 but hopefully by writing about healthy relationships some one will be able to recognize something unhealthy??

anonymous asked:

How does it feel to be such a morbid disgusting person that you literally romanticize serial killers and use racial slurs to give you some sort of sick edgy persona? Read a book on the impact of the n word. Go outside. Make substantial friends who won't support this sick tc bullshit. Actually be a decent person in society. You're literally sad and I hope people like you grow up, look back, and realize there's so much beauty in this world and you focusing on such hate and ugliness is part of it

I’m romanticsizing??? Yes, making fun of the columbine shooters is totally saying, “God I want to succ thEM GOD I WISH RHAT WERE ME,” kill yourself, how about you stop getting offended over little things you dumb nigger, actually slit your throat. How about you stop being such a bitch and come off anon and say that, or at you too scared that everyone will see your sjw otherkin anime blog

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ZENxMC Series #07
[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6]

((BUT ALSO zen heals fast wow))
sorry if it took 23984739857 years for an update :))) i got super busy at work because of the holiday sale season O(-(

Hey! You made it through the first week of Mental Health Month. Have you been following along with our weekly prompts? Last week was all about posting it for yourself. You’re the most important person in your life, you know? Gotta take care of yourself the best you can.

This week is about focusing on each other. Focus on being an encouraging and understanding friend, or part of a supportive community. Even just being there to listen or get leaned on can make a huge difference in someone’s life. There’s no wrong way to show kindness. Here are some other suggestions to bring this kind of supportive kindness to your Tumblr:

  • Create a post with positive message for someone going through a tough time. Make a text post, a video post, use stickers, make a GIF—whatever feels right to you.
  • Message someone a compliment. Maybe send them a sticker.
  • This is the positivity cat. Message it to 17 of your friends to give them positive vibes all month long. 🌞
  • Leave a nice reply on someone’s post.
  • If you’re up for it, make a post that your ask box is open to anyone who needs to chat.
  • You’re never alone on Tumblr. Turn your dashboard into a mental health community and follow these search tags: #postitforward, #self-care, and #positivity.
  • Reblog and tag your friends on this post or mention them in the replies to remind them to drink water.

If you follow through, and we hope you do, make sure to tag your posts with #postitforward so other people can find your stuff.

We hope you have a good week, Tumblr. Don’t forget, we’re always here for you too. <3 

Oh yeah! Keep your eyes tuned for these Answer Times we put together just for Mental Health Month:

Star Signs

AriesMarch 21st - April 19th

Symbol: The Ram
Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Mars
Body Part: Head, face

The pioneer and trailblazer of the horoscope wheel, Aries energy helps us initiate, fight for our beliefs and fearlessly put ourselves out there.

TaurusApril 20th - May 20th

Symbol: The Bull
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Part: Neck, throat, jaw

The persistent provider of the horoscope family, Taurus energy helps us seek security, enjoy earthly pleasures and get the job done.

Gemini | May 21st - June 20th

Symbol: The Twins
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Part: Shoulders, arms, hands

The most versatile and vibrant horoscope sign, Gemini energy helps us communicate, collaborate and fly our freak flags at full mast.

Cancer | June 21st - July 22nd

Symbol: The Crab
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Moon
Body Part: Chest, stomach

The natural nurturer of the horoscope wheel, Cancer energy helps us connect with our feelings, plant deep roots and feather our family nests.

Leo | July 23rd - August 22nd

Symbol: The Lion
Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Body Part: Heart, upper back, spine

The drama queen and regal ruler of the horoscope clan, Leo energy helps us shine, express ourselves boldly and wear our hearts on our sleeves.

Virgo | August 23rd - September 22nd

Symbol: The Maiden
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Part: Stomach, waist, digestive system

The masterful helper of the horoscope wheel, Virgo energy teaches us to serve, do impeccable work and prioritize wellbeing—of ourselves, our loved ones and the planet.

Libra | September 23rd - October 22nd

Symbol: The Scales
Element: Air
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Part: Lower back, butt

The balanced beautifier of the horoscope family, Libra energy inspires us to seek peace, harmony and cooperation—and to do it with style and grace.

Scorpio | October 23rd - November 21st

Symbol: The Scorpion
Element: Water
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Body Part: Crotch, reproductive organs

The most intense and focused of the horoscope signs, Scorpio energy helps us dive deep, merge our superpowers and form bonds that are built to last.

Sagittarius | Nov 22nd - December 21st

Symbol: The Archer
Element: Fire
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Body Part: Hips, thighs

The worldly adventurer of the horoscope wheel, Sagittarius energy inspires us to dream big, chase the impossible and take fearless risks.

Capricorn | December 22nd - January 19th

Symbol: The Mountain Goat
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Body Part: Knees, skin, bones, teeth

The measured master planner of the horoscope family, Capricorn energy teaches us the power of structure and long-term goals.

Aquarius | January 20th - February 18th

Symbol: The Water Bearer
Element: Air
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Uranus — planet of originality
Body Part: Ankles

The mad scientist and humanitarian of the horoscope wheel, futuristic Aquarius energy helps us innovate and unite for social justice.

Pisces | February 19th - March 20th

Symbol: The Fish
Element: Water
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Body Part: Feet

The dreamer and healer of the horoscope family, Pisces energy awakens compassion, imagination and artistry, uniting us as one.

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he’s so cute i’m going to dieee

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“God is a DJ.
Life is a dancefloor.
Love is the rhythm.
You are the music.”
(Unknown)

Bonus: Close-ups of Chully’s beauty.

Let me say something about sigils.

There are no “must"s or "have to"s in sigil crafting. Full stop. You can do whatever you want to do. Draw ‘em how you want, use 'em how you want.

Yes, sometimes someone might say "we recommend you do this for these reasons,” but hey, that’s still advice. If you agree with it, roll with it; if it doesn’t resonate with you, there’s no reason to incorporate it into your magic. If you find something works for you, then that’s what matters. If someone else says not to do it because it doesn’t work, that’s their experience, because different techniques and methods have different results and success rates for each individual magic user. This runs true with all magic in general, but I’m focusing on sigils here.

Sigils are a part of chaos magic, in which there are no rules or strict dogma to follow. That’s the whole damn point, and the meaning behind the name; telling anyone how they have to do anything in chaos magic is completely against the point. Chaos magic is all about experimentation, finding and using new and modern methods, and gearing your craft to yourself, exactly how you want it to be. That’s it, endgame.

When you’re telling people how they *must* use sigils, it *needs* to be done that way, you’re pretty much missing the whole point of sigils, as a branch of chaos magic.

Stop telling people how they should do their magic please.

cbr.com
INTERVIEW: For Artist Irene Koh, Legend of Korra OGN Is A Very Personal Project

This is a great interview with Irene Koh, artist of the upcoming Korra comics. Here are some of the highlights:

“There’s a lot of backstory that comes through, particularly in regards to how the Avatar world views sexuality, which has been exciting to learn about – especially when it comes to finding out that some of the characters had been decidedly queer since they were first conceived!”

“Three 72-page graphic novels in full color set against the backdrop of political turmoil, the revival of the Triple Threat Triad with a mysterious new head, and with a particular focus on developing Korra and Asami’s romantic relationship.”

“ Part One focuses on Korra and Asami trying to maneuver coming out to their friends and family in the midst of Republic City trying to adjust to the creation of a new spirit portal….”

  • steven universe, a character development driven show: releases an episode that focuses mostly on character development and completed part of an internal conflict arc, also heavily hints at further plot focus
  • y'all: smh, what filler trash. where is the #plot? this episode did nothing and was a waste of time. such shit writing.

I just need to say this because I feel like people don’t say it much but
 YUTA DESERVES TO BE LOVED AND APPRECIATED ㅠㅠ  
I know he acts extra confident and cunning on-camera, but that’s him being real and being playful! He’s not trying to say he’s better than other members or other members are lesser than him, he’s just playing around so that the members will loosen up a bit. He’s literally trying his hardest to make the group/broadcast feel a little less nervous and serious whenever they’re on broadcast. ㅠㅠ  And i’m sure what we see on-air is diff with real life, because, as the members have said before, no matter how much he claims he is sangnamja, he actually worries and thinks a lot esp nowadays… ㅠㅠ 
Aside from that, we all know his talents are not showcased enough (at the moment) but I wish that it wouldnt stop us from giving him the support we give the rest. It breaks my heart that whenever YT is focused on cam or when it’s his part, and the fan chants arent as loud ㅠㅠ and it makes me worry sometimes. I hope he doesnt think of himself as someone who is lacking because he doesnt have parts in the album single, or because the chants arent as loud. ㅠㅠ  He’s freaking talented and handsome and I’m sure he’d do great in variety but ofc he has to trust in SM’s timing and I hope when it happens, it wouldn’t be too late ㅠㅠ 
And it’s funny how people often forget that he’s also a foreigner in the group, yet he acts and speaks like a korean local but no one mentions how good he is enough ㅠㅠ  Yuta wont probably ever read this, but you guys will and I hope we can show him that he is as important as everyone else in the group. ㅠㅠ  

CREDITS TO THE TRANSLATOR (ily for supporting Yuta) 

In this article, I’ll be covering sensing energy. Sensing energy is a natural preliminary to grounding, centering, and shielding. It’s arguably one of the more complex parts of the equation, and it may take a while to learn. 

Once you’ve gotten to the point where you can sense energy well, you can move on to the other three exercises.

Almost anyone can learn to sense and manipulate subtle energy. It is best to begin by developing an awareness of your personal energy. All humans have a subtle body as well as the ability to process energy in order to sustain it. You can learn to sense both.

Humans usually manipulate the flow of energy through their subtle body unconsciously. This is possible because energy has a symbiotic relationship with our mind and focus. Whether we realize it or not, focusing on a concept, desire, place, or body part will in some way direct energy towards it.

This can be enhanced with simple visualization to guide every step of the process. Visualize light of a particular color or texture flowing through your body. This is easy to imagine.

You’ll find that once you imagine it, you’ll have difficulty controlling where the light flows. This is because it will naturally follow the tides of energy within you. While these can be controlled to a degree, it isn’t complete, and often, they do what they want! 

When you reach the point where the light is not wholly under your control, you’ve moved from just imagining it to actually sensing the energy inside you.

Direct your focus towards a particular body part. The hands are ideal for this. You’ll find that, regardless of your own intent, focusing on that part causes the light to flow towards it. The light will begin to pool in your hands (or wherever you focus).

Most people feel physical sensations accompanying this, but these can vary. Some people get a sensation of fullness, whereas others experience a tingling. Don’t be alarmed if there’s a vague pulsating feeling in time with your heartbeat! This isn’t too common, but people do experience it.

This method allows you to sense and direct the flow of energy, to a degree. For the most part, though, your energy will naturally gravitate towards a “centralized” position in your body. 

The exact bodily location of this “center” differs between individuals (more on this in a later article), but it is commonly in the torso, or, more rarely, the head.

It can be useful to consider the implications of where your energy tends to pool. What does it mean if it flows mostly into your stomach? Your heart area? Head?

These are all up for interpretation, but I’ve found there’s meaning to be gleaned there. I myself tend to have a center in my abdomen, but previously, it was always my heart. It can change with major life changes, you see. Energy isn’t ever truly static.

If you observe your energy throughout daily life, you’ll find that physical movement (of arms, legs, etc.), causes it to gravitate towards those areas. You’ll also find that injuries and related issues will affect it. It is good to spend time just observing your own energy in various situations!