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Some thoughts on the BvS anniversary

Watching “BvS” for the nth time a year after it premiered. And it still makes me tear up, just like it did during the opening sequence the first time I ever saw it. And that usually happens to me whenever I get the sense that a piece of art is going to do justice to another piece of art.

The perfection in casting (including a re-imagined Lex Luthor), the depth of dialogue, the ability of the music to engage, the visual tone that lets you know whether you’re in Gotham or Metropolis… just the attention to detail. Plus, I’ve got my suspicions as to which story arcs from the comics (canon) the DCEU has been taking elements from, so I’m sooo excited to see how it all plays out.

There were moments of levity, but not once do I remember thinking, “I wish there were more!”. And even those were a bit grim. Well, then. Welcome to the DC Universe, specifically the Batman Universe! So, yeah, there’s some context for everyone.

I’m sure we’ll be given more comedic moments when the Justice League unite and other personalities come into play. I mean, their banter in the comics? Gold. I don’t expect any slapstick humor, but I’d be okay without it, too, to be honest.

It wasn’t too much or too convoluted, in my opinion. No uneccessary fight scenes just to pander to audiences. It was as much “Bruce v Clark” as it was “Batman v Superman”. And I think it’s important to showcase the human side of theirs before we dive head on into superhero mode in the next films. I’ve previously posted about my “thoughts on Martha” and reblogged other posts defending that scene, and I stand by it.

Keep in mind that this Bruce Wayne is a more jaded one (Zack Snyder said so himself; a little more Dark-Knight-Returns), one who is no longer beyond breaking his own “moral code”. He was about to kill (KILL, people!) Superman. Something he refused to even do to the Joker for killing Jason, his adopted son. Even Damian, his biological son, asked him about this once: what if it were to happen to him? And, Bruce told him that they had to be better than their basal instincts (so, yes, not even for him).

Bruce was “out of character” on purpose - killing thugs, branding criminals, etc. It highlighted his change in demeanor in that “Martha” moment. The name snapped him out of this monster he was turning into, reminded him that what he was about to do was against everything that he stood for.

Dark, is it? Darn straight. You know why? This film tackles the pitfalls of unbridled power and trial by social media. These aren’t exactly… funny.

The film makes you ask questions that are as relevant now than they have ever been. That’s what comics in general have been doing for years. Entertainment is the big, beautiful bonus.

It’s such a work of art! It’s more invested in brains, than brawn. It’s somewhat “intellectual”, and appropriately so. (Very Bruce, if you ask me.)

As unfair (or ignorant) as I think some of the critique for the film is, the silver lining is that it all underscores how legendary Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the characters are. Our standards for them are so high that we find ourselves nitpicking any piece of work that tries to recreate them. We simply want creative justice. This is true for any fandom.

Anyway, just had to “vent”.

It’s a little late, but Happy Anniversary, BvS!

earthfoxfurry  asked:

I have a quick question how do I reblog your art? Is it different from reposting?

Hey there, and thanks for asking this question! Many folks are confused about this concept, especially when starting out on tumblr.

Reblogging actually benefits artists, because you’re essentially broadcasting their original post (if the source is in fact the artist who created it). When you reblog their post, you’re not only displaying the piece of art that they made, but you’re taking all the notes it may have accumulated with it, and the artist is notified of this action. When someone then reblogs your reblog, both you and the artist are notified of this action, and the artist is cited as the source of the post itself.

Re-posting is a different story altogether, and is generally frowned upon by creatives. As a general rule of thumb, it isn’t a good idea to download and save the image to your computer, then re-upload it anywhere, including tumblr (unless you have explicit permission from the original artist that created the image). When you do this, it’s called re-posting. The original artist *does not* get credited as the source of the image, because tumblr doesn’t know who to link to (instead, the re-poster is seen as the source of the image). Even worse, the artist that did create the image may have originally posted it to tumblr, but they hardly have any notes and recognition. The re-poster who did not create the art may get all the attention with possibly thousands of notes, yet the artist that worked all those hours to create the piece that garnered so much attention in the first place is feeling bad because seemingly noone knows or cares about them. People may have no idea that the re-poster did not in fact create the artwork and are mislead. It’s just a very destructive thing in my eyes and you should avoid it altogether if you can. It’s always best to re-blog from the source artist, rather than re-post.

So, how does one go about reblogging? Well, once you’ve found the source artist and can confirm that they did in fact create the artwork you’re looking at, simply hit the little reblog button at the bottom of the post. It’s a cyclic arrow graphic that appears next to the heart (like) button and overall notes count (if you’re viewing someone’s blog directly, rather than on your dash, this can change. However, when you click and view the post, these controls always appear at the top right corner). Now keep in mind that you don’t need to directly reblog from the artist’s original post on their page, you can reblog from someone else that has reblogged the same post. Tumblr is very viral in this way; think of reblogs as a chain of events that ultimately lead back to the original poster. You can reblog from anywhere in this chain, and the original poster will get the credit and recognition for it (sources will always be displayed at the bottom of the post).

Sorry for the information overload, but I hope that helps! This concept confused me a bit at first as well, so I wanted to try and explain things as best as I can. To anyone else reading this; feel free to add to the discussion if you’d like!

Thanks, and happy (re)blogging! c:

REBEL WITH A CAUSE: As a Hong Kong apartment house for an extended clan boldly proves, designer Mattia Bonetti’s fever-dream decors are one man’s colorful campaign to banish the banal. - photography: Simon Upton - text: Mitchell Owens - AD August 2016

  • “Artworks - including a large Ken Kiff piece and a Yayoi Kusama gourd - occupy a corner of the living area.”

Happy 15th anniversary Kingdom Hearts! This is my favorite series of all time and has a special place in my heart and been playing it since the first game came out, 15 years ago lol. This are all my drawings that I have made (not including sketches and not finished pieces 😅) Going to try to play some kh later! 💙

anonymous asked:

So I really enjoy jigsaw puzzles and my family thinks I complete them really fast. But they also seem to think being good at jigsaw puzzles means I'm good at other things. I just am good at picking color matches and such so I never dump the whole box out at once and search for individual pieces. Are they right? Does being good at hyperfocusing on puzzles make me good at anything else?

It certainly could. It sounds like you’re good at patterns and at methodical work. This could mean you’d be good at math or science type things. Being good at colour matching indicates that you could be good at art type things. Jigsaw puzzles also require visual-spatial skills, which are involved in a lot of different activities, including sports, architecture, and engineering. So there are lots of different things that you could be good at because of your skill with jigsaw puzzles!

-J

anonymous asked:

i saw in your instagram that you're working on a plaster bust Zen piece??? I'm honestly soooo excited!!

Yeah! it also includes Zen haha. Hope I don’t let you down with the final piece Anon! (For those of you who don’t know, here’s my instagram )

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An update on Commission prices. 

Will Not draw:
Nsfw, Gore, robots/mecha, anything that’s considered Illegal, full body furries, scalies, 

Will Draw:
Original Characters, Furry headshots, fanart, 

Please Note
Any furry commission will be bust only and for now it is only furry. No scalies/dragons/etc. (They will be the same price as the bust prices for each category.)

RULES
Prices are per character and in USD. Payment is through PayPal only. If interested email me at: Foxpirate@hotmail.com
                                    Please include in the email:
-A short description of your character. If you have references that’s even better and I give you props/points/kudos. 
-What option you would like for your piece.
-Anything else you feel I need to know
-If you’re okay with me livesteaming/posting it and your name/tag so I can tag you.

Once I receive a payment I will begin work on your piece. I do reserve the right to turn down anything I feel uncomfortable drawing. There are no refunds for artwork bought. If you are unhappy with it let me know and I will do my best to work with you. (I will only refund if I am unable to work on it) 

Tom Holland Reveals the Craziest Stunt He Performed for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ — and How It Almost Made Him Vomit


Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted its latest trailer earlier this morning, and it’s practically bursting with over-the-top action set pieces, including the wall-crawler battling Michael Keaton’s Vulture on top of an airplane, and trying to keep a giant ferry from splitting in two with his webs (and a little help from his friend Iron Man). But what, exactly, was the craziest stunt that star Tom Holland had to pull off for the upcoming Marvel film?

Speaking to Yahoo Movies’ Kevin Polowy at CinemaCon last night, Holland and director Jon Watts revealed that the most harrowing physical feat accomplished by the young actor had to do with a scene – viewable in the trailer — in which Spidey tries to stop an elevator from tumbling down a shaft, only to go falling down said chute himself. Making things even more difficult, Holland admits that he’d just finished eating before doing the stunt, which required him to be strapped into a corset harness that squeezed his stomach to the point of vomiting — and as he says, “In the suit, if you throw up, you die. That’s it.”

Spider-Man (Holland) tries to stop elevator from plummeting down shaft. (Sony/Marvel)

Luckily, Holland survived the scene, and the film. To hear him discuss this insane stunt, check out our video above. Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.

Related stories from Yahoo Movies:

cyberamethyst  asked:

5, 6, 19, 27, and 30!!

What’s your favorite thing to draw?
Gals in dresses! Especially the really detailed, long and sparkly dresses. The flow of it all is such a relaxing thing to draw…
Then again, I love drawing facial expressions, which can range from pretty to extremely wacky (FAVE)

What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
Like I’ve said before, probably really hard gore >_<

What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
DUDES. 

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For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?

*checks* Mmmmaybeeee…around 30 layers, including coloring? ^^; hehe (sketches I usually just dump all on one layer akdsnkadnk)

What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
The dreams I have of creating stories and fun experiences are my main thing, and the people I’ve met along the way have only encouraged me even more to pursue a career in art!! <3 (especiallyyouiloveyoubutimaveryawkwardpersonemsorrynakdksn)

Reblog if you support artists with OCs and original art

Hey it’s blue and I wanted to talk about how not many OC based artists are getting recognised and the only art work that actually gets reblogged is the occasional piece of fandom art. Please go out there and if you would be so kind as to reblog these wonderful OCs and the original art of the amazing and talented artists who deserve to be noticed. It shouldn’t just be fandoms that are looked at mainly but it should just be the art itself. It shouldn’t matter if the drawing is from a fandom or not, what matters is that the person worked their hardest on their artwork and hope to get it noticed. please make those artists dreams come true.

How to tell fake news from real news

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” — which can have real consequences.


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Want to strengthen your own ability to tell real news from fake news? Start by asking these five questions of any news item.


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Who wrote it? Real news contains the real byline of a real journalist dedicated to the truth. Fake news (including “sponsored content” and traditional corporate ads) does not. Once you find the byline, look at the writer’s bio. This can help you identify whether the item you’re reading is a reported news article (written by a journalist with the intent to inform), a persuasive opinion piece (written by an industry expert with a point of view), or something else entirely.

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What claims does it make? Real news — like these Pulitzer Prize winning articles — will include multiple primary sources when discussing a controversial claim. Fake news may include fake sources, false urls, and/or “alternative facts” that can be disproven through further research. When in doubt, dig deeper. Facts can be verified.

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When was it published? Look at the publication date. If it’s breaking news, be extra careful. Use this tipsheet to decode breaking news.

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Where was it published? Real news is published by trustworthy media outlets with a strong fact-checking record, such as the BBC, NPR, ProPublica, Mother Jones, and Wired. (To learn more about any media outlet, look at their About page and examine their published body of work.) If you get your news primarily via social media, try to verify that the information is accurate before you share it. (On Twitter, for example, you might look for the blue “verified” checkmark next to a media outlet name to double-check a publication source before sharing a link.)

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How does it make you feel? Fake news, like all propaganda, is designed to make you feel strong emotions. So if you read a news item that makes you feel super angry, pause and take a deep breath. Then, double-check the item’s claims by comparing it to the news on any three of the media outlets listed above — and decide for yourself if the item is real news or fake news. Bottom line: Don’t believe everything you read. There is no substitute for critical thinking.

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If you get in the habit of asking all 5 of these questions whenever you read a news article, then your basic news literacy skills will start to grow stronger. However, these are just the basics! To dive deeper into news and media literacy, watch the TED-Ed Lesson: How to choose your news. To find out more about what students need, read the Stanford University report, published here.

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Laura McClure is an award-winning journalist and the TED-Ed Editor. To learn something new every week, sign up here for the TED-Ed Newsletter.

poor akaashi, it must be so hard being loved by so many dogs

other ya characters: this guy…he’s so dark and mysterious, the way he just hurts everyone around him…including me. i’ve cried so much since i’ve met him, but no no he’s just misunderstood, you don’t understand him! and sure i’ve only known him for 2 days and he has a million secrets, but i’d forfeit my life for his

inej ghafa: kaz is a literal piece of crap. he treats everyone badly, and though he’s never treated me horribly, i still won’t give in unless he shows me he can be more than all of this. until then i’ll be out saving the world because my goals are obviously more important than a relationship

When bae texts you and you just stand there smiling at the notification