and the color looked so nice too

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red spoils blue in his own way

does this count as spoiling?? idk he indulges his bf sometimes

Tips on CC for ME:A

*UPDATE 8/15/2017* Bioware has updated the game and fixed pretty much all these issues!! This guide is useless unless you have a non-updated version of the game for some reason!

So we all know the facial animations in me:a can be a little…weird. BUT I’ve noticed there are some things you can mess with in the CC that seem to help make it look a little better! Here’s what I’ve found so far:

  • Don’t choose the default for you or your twin: They just have really bad facial animations. Idk why.
  • Give your Ryder dark eyes: The way the eye shading works in ME:A makes your character’s eye’s look really wide all the time. Giving your character a darker eye color for some reason seems to help this. It also helps to choose a preset where the upper eyelids fall lower on the eye.
  • If you’re making a femryder, make the character’s mouth less wide: Someone else noted that it looks like the face scans for femryder’s presets weren’t taken in a neutral pose. This caused a lot of them to have stretched out mouths that looks pretty uncanny in cutscenes. I made my Ryder’s mouth a little less wide than I usually like to, and that seemed to help get rid of those freaky smile scenes.
  • Mess with the depthness of the mouth: Making Ryder’s lips stick out from their face less seems to help with the weird flappy lip syndrome I’ve seen some people have. Default m!ryder has this issue especially bad.
  • Remember to compare the jawline to your character’s neck: You can’t adjust Ryder’s neck thickness like you can with Shepard’s, so if your character has a wide face or a big jaw, it can make their head look too big for their body at times.
  • The funky hair colors are always that bright: Ok this is less about animation and more about aesthetic, but I had to remake my Ryder because her blue hair looked too bright compared to everything else. In my opinion, the dyed hair looks less pastel looking and more neon in-game. There are a couple hairstyles it looks ok on (the curly bob and the braids for f!ryder both look pretty nice with the dyed colors) but most were brighter than I expected.
  • The CC angles the face down and is not in a neutral position: Don’t worry about this one too much, just keep it in mind while you’re messing with the height of Ryder’s facial features bc it does mess with the perspective a bit. I moved my character’s mouth up to what looked like an ok position in the CC, but in most cutscenes her mouth looks waaay to high.

These are the things I noticed gave the animations trouble, and they’re largely femryder centric. If anyone else had a different experience/wants to share more feel free to reblog!

Quagsire Sprites Review

Gold- A wonderful retro Quag, he’s still getting used to his new arms from evolving. Tail seems a bit thin but he’ll grow into it. A lovely shiny boy. 5/5

Silver- A lovable chubby QuagHe’s bending down to talk to smaller pokemon but he may be a bit overexcited and yelling. Still working on his manners. A very friendly boy. Adorable stripes and back ridges. 5/5

Crystal- Such a happy Quag! Now with movement! Look at him, he’s so excited to use his new arms! He’s practicing because he dreams of one day playing piano. He’s singing for you too! A wonderful quag with a bright future ahead of him. 5/5

Gen 3/FR/LG- A friendly dancing Quag! Such a cute and fun pose! Such good balance! But he’s also the most mysterious Quag. If you blink you’ll miss him change his pose and cry out. How does a Quag move so fast? A perplexing quag 5/5

Diamond/Pearl- This a very friendly Quag, he’s a bit more shy than the others but he’ll still wave to you. He’s got one enlarged nostril, but he’s still beautiful. Lovely big back ridges. lovely shade of blue. Be gentle with this Quag and give him all the hugs. 5/5

Platinum- A Quag with a lovely darker pallete! He’s a bit of a nightowl and goes for a lot of night swims. He’d love to hold your hand. Has a bit of a wonky foot and probably trips a lot, but he’ll still do his best for you. 5/5

HG/SS- The most loving Quag!! He wants a hug!! HUG THE QUAG!!! HUG HIM!!! So wonderfully chubby and such a sweet smile! Perfectly friend-shaped! I love him so much. The ideal Quag A+++ 1000000/5

B/W-  Just like the last but even MORE EXCITED! YOU JUST HAVE TO HUG HIM! He’s even dancing and reaching for you! A precious angel baby who deserves all the love in the world! HUG THE QUAG!! 10000000/5 spare my heart. 

XY/SM- The newest member of the Quag family. Beautifully rendered, the most lovely chubbiest belly, the friendliest face, even a precious neck roll. Probably 90% squish. He’s a little self-conscious but still a lil bouncy. Give him all the pats and beans in refresh. 5/5

BONUS QUAGS: 

Pokemon Conquest- The sleepiest, laziest Quag. I love how big and detailed this quag is. Look at those cute toes and fingers. Look at that chub. Look at that shading. Please though, let this poor boy rest. 5/5

Pokemon Trozei- The tiniest quag, just a happy ball. They still captured all his best features. This quag may lack limbs but he’ll still dance and smile for you, a good egg. 5/5

PMD Sky/Time/Darkness- A nicely shaded and pleasant Quag. Lovely bg gradient and colors. Looks like he’s spacing out though. Exploration team life can be hard on a simple quag. Buy this boy a drink at Spinda’s cafe pronto. 5/5

PMD Gates to Infinity: AN ANGEL SENT BY ARCEUS HIMSELF 999999999/5


In short, all Quags are good and deserving of love. <3 

my lil tips for feeling better

face:

  • wash your face at least once a day, with a cleanser and a moisturizer that works for your skin (you can add a toner and serum to the routine too)
  • keep a lip balm on you at all times
  • please try to remember to brush your teeth. i know, you’re very sleepy and your bed is very comfortable, but still
  • try out some face masks every once in awhile!

hair:

  • find a shampoo and conditioner that really works for you and makes your hair smell nice
  • try to skip using the heat tools and embrace the natural look, your hair will thank you for it
  • deep conditioner? hair masks? argan oil? go for it
  • for those of you with long hair: keep a hair tie on you at all times

hands:

  • keep a small hand cream in your purse to keep your hands from getting dry after washing them
  • maybe keep a cuticle cream in your purse too? (it really helps me stop picking at my cuticles because this motion is actually a good kind of fidgeting instead of harmful, and it keeps them from drying out in the process)
  • paint your nails a light beige/pink neutral color. it’s subtle but looks so elegant and goes with everything

body:

  • moisturize!!!!! after every shower!!!! whether it be lotion or coconut oil or what, it’s important!! dry skin is uncomfortable and does not make you feel better
  • find a perfume you like and spray it on whenever you need a lil pick-me-up. smelling nice = feeling nice
  • take a multivitamin every! day!
  • and take your medications! don’t forget!
  • try to incorporate eating something kinda healthy every day (maybe just one fruit! that’s all!)
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Video Game Challenge: [3/7] Female Characters

↠ Elizabeth Comstock, BioShock Infinite

Lipstick

(Also posted on AO3)

Draco found the tube under his bed. He knew it was the lipstick Pansy had lost and had been bitching about for days to anyone within earshot. He also knew that she had owl ordered a new one although, that wasn’t why he didn’t give it back.

He waited until everyone was in the great hall for dinner, spell locking the bathroom door behind him before he even dared to take the lipstick from his pocket. He opened it carefully, setting the outer tube on the ceramic counter with a soft click that seemed to fill the empty room. He twisted the tube and the deep red lipstick rose, feeling accusing just by being exposed to the air, in his hands, alone in this room.

A single faint tremor went through his hand. If his friends, if his family ever found out- He couldn’t bear the thought. But it was just curiosity, nothing more. Once he had done it, he would just leave the lipstick in the common room somewhere and be done with it. It was just once.

Draco bit his bottom lip thoughtfully and then lean forward. He hastily dried his lip with his thumb and then carefully traced his bottom lip, leaving pale red in its wake. He blinked, his heart rate picking up as he carefully went over his lip until the color was as deep and rich as the lipstick itself. He was a little too hasty on his upper lip and had to use some tissue to clean up the line until it was perfect.

He pressed his lips together and let them go. It was like looking at someone else. He had never paid much attention to his lips before except in passing.  They had a nice shape and the lipstick made them seem fuller and bigger. Draco leaned back from the mirror, shivering when he took in all of himself. The red was so stark against his pale skin, stark and bold. His cheeks were flushing with excitement and nerves.

He liked it. He liked everything about it.

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yuzuru hanyu: favorite moments from the medal ceremony | aci 2017

In the Corner

Summary: based off this imagine given to me by @n-octicolor

Pairing: Castiel x reader

Word Count: 3k (whoooooop go me!!!!)

Warnings: cheesy fluff, dry humping (hUMP THAT LEG LADIES), Cas comes without u even TOUCHIN HIM (bc thats hot), language, slight dirty talk

A/N: I didnt proofread this. I’ll go back and fix any stupid errors tomorrow. :-) enjoy!

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“You got 20 minutes, princess!”

“Shit,” you muttered, getting out of your chair and practically running down the hall to your bedroom.

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I Thought You Were Already Married

So, no one asked for a part two butttt I decided to write it anyways. You don’t have to read part one to understand it. This can be read as a stand alone. If you would like to read part one, here you go.

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               “Harry, you have to go in.” Sirius told his godson firmly. He tried to remain stern but the pleading green eyes of the three-year-old was hard to ignore.

                “What if they don’t like me.” The sniffle and wobbling lip was always his weakness. Merlin, where was Remus when he needed him? “What if no one wants to be my friend?”

                Sirius sighed heavily as he kneeled on the ground and cupped Harry’s cheeks. “You are going to make many friends. Probably too many to count.” He smiled softly at the wonder in those bright eyes. “Even if for some crazy reason, you don’t make a friend, I’ll always be your friend. Isn’t that enough?”

                “No.” Came the quick reply. It had Sirius rolling his eyes at his sassy godson. Harry must get that from Remus.

                “Why can’t Moony be here? He wouldn’t make me go in.”

                That had Sirius dropping his hands in defeat and adopting a pout. “I see how it is, Remus is your favorite.”

                When Harry nodded his head, Sirius let out a playful growl. “You aren’t supposed to agree!” He tickled Harry and relished the joyful squeals the boy released. He couldn’t fault Harry for preferring Remus over him. The werewolf was his favorite person too.

                “If you go in there, I promise that I’ll let you help me cheer up Remus when you get home.” Harry didn’t understand anything about the full moon or what was going on but he was smart enough at his age to know that the full moon makes Remus sad. The man was resting in bed recovering after yesterday’s transformation.

                By the way Harry’s eyes lit up and a soft gasp escaped, he knew that he had won. Despite this, he couldn’t help but pray to any higher power that Harry really would make a friend. Any friend would do.

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I like this scene a lot. Of course the scene after it is iconic (”Where I come from, size, shape, or color make no difference.”), but I think this preface to it is really nice too. 

I was afraid Kirk was gonna be paternalistic about Alexander’s size. (And, apologies in advance, I don’t quite have the language down for this. I’m not fond of person-first language but I’m going to use it here because I don’t know what term is appropriate to use instead.) He doesn’t crouch down to talk to him, which is mainly what I was anticipating. Still, he makes a point to be at eye level so Alexander doesn’t have to look up at him to talk to him – which is important, because as we’ve seen, all the Platonians ‘look down on’ him. 

What’s more, he doesn’t invalidate Alexander’s self-degradation or act surprised when he assumes Kirk was referring to his size. 

Kirk: Are there other Platonians like you?
Alexander: … What do you mean, ‘like me’? 
Kirk: Who don’t have the psychokinetic ability.
Alexander: [smiles softly and exhales a small laugh before speaking] I thought you were talking about my size.

I don’t think it’d be incredibly out of place for Kirk to have said “Of course not”, of course he wasn’t referring to Alexander’s size. But he doesn’t. And I think that’s very in-character. That’s something we still get a lot of today, you know? People face real prejudice every day, and when they express relief that they misunderstood a comment for judgement, they’re often shut down. (A lot like when LGBTQ people come out and the response they receive is “We already knew”. It’s invalidating as hell. Or, “I thought you meant because I’m [x].” “What? I would never! My best friend is [x].”) 

Kirk does have a pointed look of discomfort while Alexander degrades himself, but he doesn’t stop him. It’s fairly obvious as soon as the character is introduced that he uses humor as a coping mechanism. But Kirk also doesn’t encourage it – he doesn’t laugh, and Spock doesn’t allow the moment to dwell, but asks where the psychokinetic abilities come from. Which is what’s happening in this scene: 

What I like about Kirk is his body language. 

He isn’t defensive, his posture is very soft. And when Alexander makes a small joke at both of their expenses, his reaction is really good. 

He’s got this little smile, but doesn’t laugh. He knows it was a joke and in a small way he acknowledges it, but it wasn’t funny, because he’s not about to accept that Alexander is a “throwback” to times of inferred inferiority. 

(I love Alexander’s eye-roll here. This character is so endearing.) 

I just like this interaction a lot because I think it was handled incredibly well. Self deprecating jokes are really common and they’re a double-edged sword. Laughing at them diffuses tension, but ingrains what makes it funny. Calling someone out for making the joke dismisses their coping mechanisms and can even claim they’re perpetuating prejudice against themselves, which is ridiculous. I think how Kirk handled this is really the only way to do so. 

Anyway, sorry this post is so long, I just think this was handled incredibly well. Not just for 1968, but in 2017 terms, too. 

modern losers club hcs

i felt like it

  • ok mike has a photography instagram
  • and it’s gorgeous
  • aesthetic™ 
  • he takes a lot of photos of the losers, of cute little buildings, nice cups of coffee, graffiti
  • snapchats a lot- fave filter is the golden butterfly crown thingy and has no shame about it
  • ben has a bookstagram- book recommendations, as well as nice pics of books and coffeeshops that mike takes
  • beverly sometimes makes an appearance on his gram
  • she isn’t as on social media as the others- she has snapchat like the rest of the losers with their group chat
  • her fave filters are always the stupid ones that make her laugh- sends her hideous photos to ben, ben always thinks she’s gorgeous
  • losers go to the pride parade- eddie (gay) and richie (pan) and bill (bi) and stan (gay) and bev (bi) with ben and mike being there to support them
  • richie and bev go all out, rainbows and glitter everywhere because they love glitter (they also get it edible because why not)
  • bill, eddie and stan are still pretty wild, but not as much
  • eddie loves flower crowns- he’s a pastel kinda dude
  • his favourite sweater is large and pink (paired with his black skinny jeans and converse richie thinks he looks adorable)
  • he’s very healthy and clean cut
  • works at a coffee shop and it’s always clean- it’s very popular in derry for instagram photos
  • richie’s almost but not quite the opposite- lots of black, leather jacket and combat boots with the most colorful ass shirt underneath because he had a hawaiian shirt phase in middle school and never really got over it
  • has a vine account- posts pranks on the other losers- snapchats a whole bunch of shit
  • gets snap streaks really high and then loses them because of something stupid like he accidentally threw his phone off the bridge as a dare or smth
  • bill loves denim
  • jeans- denim jacket- wore a denim skirt as a dare once, looked adorable
  • mom jeans™, overalls, white converse
  • he bakes cookies yet still plays a mean game of basketball (he fouled out once, team almost rioted)
  • he plays with richie- they’re co captains
  • in fact, all the losers play sports
  • richie and bill w basketball, beverly captains the soccer team, stan runs track (tol boi) mike and ben play football, and eddie plays baseball
  • MUCH TO THE DISMAY OF HIS MOM
  • she actually has a heart attack whenever he comes home in his stained jersey, and calms down a bit when he gets out the shower looking pristinely adorable
  • still goes to every game with his fanny pack in hand (he still wears it under that massive pink sweater y’all)
  • stan runs track and is legendary because those long legs very tol boi
  • bill attends everyone of the meets to kiss him good luck- stans nerves settle a bit when bill is there
  • stan has a studyblr and it’s wonderful
  • a lot of asshole boys made fun of him first but then saw how high his grades were and how many girls fawned over him (too bad he was gay) they learned a bit about color coding and it was all g
  • he has nice pastel highlighters in pinks and blues that eddie borrows sometimes
  • beverly captains the soccer team- everyone looks up to her so much, especially the girls- because she still wears paisley jackets and pretty shirts and earrings (she has five, three on her right ear and two on her left) and still wears her captain’s jock jacket and has he boycut 
  • ben supports her at all her games and snapchats all her goals (he has a knack for knowing when the ball is going in and just whips out his phone real quick)
  • bev attends all of ben’s games- he’s really strong and a good leader on the pitch and she loves to see him like that because she knows how shy he is off the pitch
  • ben throws like a legend- mike scores like a legend
  • mike and ben’s jersey= precious artefacts
  • they all hate supreme with a passion
  • and thrasher
  • richie works at an oldie’s diner where they play old music out of the jukebox
  • and while they all love ariana grande and know the entire rap to super bass by nicki they can also hit every lyric of “kids in america” on point every single time
  • richie always has spare quarters for them
  • they go to the cliff very often- especially after swimsuit shopping
  • beverly’s favourite swimsuit is this black bikini that says “fuck off” on the ass- ben thinks she looks adorable in it
  • richie helped her pick it out
  • sometimes they straight up skinny dip- they’ve seen it all before, and they’re comfortable enough
  • especially when it’s really hot
  • they play music out of the bluetooth speaker so loud that they can hear it even after they’ve jumped into the water
  • they stay there till night, so they can see the stars and the moon and say cheesy things into each others ears and laugh and jump into the dark dark water again knowing they’ll be ok
The Zodiac Signs as People
  • Aries: White boys with straight teeth and blue eyes that can only see what they want to see. Blond hair that seems to do what it wants and somehow they look like artwork without even trying.
  • Taurus: Asian men in nice suits with golden watches and the latest technology, a wedding ring that looks like it's been polished. Chestnut colored eyes with short, black hair.
  • Gemini: Japanese women who have cute smiles that make their eyes close, that have an almost blind innocence about both the beauty in the world and the scorn.
  • Cancer: Tall boys with light dark skin and giant dorky smiles and dorky glasses that you just can't help but love, with flannels that are slightly too big for them cause they're so lanky, and the only big thing about them are their soft brown eyes.
  • Leo: Beautiful dark skinned women with tight curls that bounce around their faces, with beautiful amber eyes and full lips that grab your focus as they speak.
  • Virgo: Loving islamic women who wear their headscarves as not only a religious pieces but a fashionable beauty. With piercing eyes that delve into the deepest part of your soul as the simplicity to their appearance and the hidden aspects make it so much more elegant.
  • Libra: Bi-racial women who smile like the sun comes from directly inside them and the moon is their best friend. They have gorgeous curly hair and smaller brown eyes with thick lips and full figures that only they can pull of perfectly. Beautiful styles of blue hues and greens and looking like they've popped right out of the most professional photo one could possibly imagine.
  • Scorpio: Little Latina women who's eyes cut like knives and who's eyeliner wings look like they'll pick her up and fly away. Beautiful and sexy their voices can both soothe the soul and cause chaos in the heart.
  • Sagittarius: Indian boys with their caramel skin and big eyes that reflect the beauty of mountains, and black, scruffy hair on their faces.
  • Capricorn: Protective dark skinned men with heavy accents and large arms that are secretly giant softies at heart, with beautiful kind souls. (I always personally imagine them in a nice suit with a gold or mustard colored tie).
  • Aquarius: Tall pale-skinned women who smile like the Earth was the most beautiful plant and the wonder in their gray eyes makes you think they're hoping there's a next.
  • Pisces: Short lighter-skinned black girls with looser curls with bright eyes and wide smiles.