im a freshman in high school and i dont have a significant other and i havent had my first kiss yet and i feel very not great because everyone around me has a partner and are experiencing young love and i am just. ??? iS tHeRe SoMeThInG wRonG wITh mE???
I’m a freshman in college and I haven’t done any of those things and I’m perfectly fine with that because there are so many years ahead of me and I don’t care about those things and you are a baby focus on school and you’ll be fine dear
as a dirty hanzo main I might be able to help a lil. first thing is you gotta get used to projectiles and how they work, since hanzo uses projectiles (arrows) and isn’t a hitscan like widow. instead of shooting where the enemy currently is, you need to shoot where they’re going to be (so predict their movement). you also need to shoot slightly above their head (since the arrows arc) in order to get those sweet headshots.
hanzo can work from both ground level or higher up (though higher up is obviously better for any sniper). you wanna try not to get too close to enemies tho unless you’re very confident in your ability to aim up close. though, when up close (or even far away), shooting scatter arrows at the ground in front of your enemy (at their feet, basically) can be a life saver. scatter arrows also work very well in small spaces.
use recon arrows as much as possible (especially if you’re trying to pick off enemies that are coming from behind a wall or choke). I usually put a recon arrow behind the choke once the enemies start coming out of their spawn (this only applies to defense obviously).
aaand for his ult, you wanna try to use it in smaller/more closed in spaces if you can. or just throw it onto a point or payload. always use your recon arrow before ulting if you can so you know where the enemies are as well. since hanzo’s ult is pretty easy to get away from though (unless you’re in a small room/hallway), it’s a really good idea to combo it with other ults/abilities that can hold an enemy in place (graviton surge, earthshatter, blizzard, halt, etc.)
I’m by no means a pro at hanzo, but hopefully this still helps!
Hii Brian! It's me, Amber (one of your twitter children) and I was wondering if you have any over the top, crazy fans. Like some youtubers and artists in general have fans that would literally stalk them or always be up in their mentions, stating the craziest facts and being slightly terrifying.. do you have any of those? Also, I just wanted to say that you're amazing and that your videos always make me smile. Thank you for being you. x
I do, but not many. For the most part, this community is incredibly warm, accepting, and laid-back :)
You know how you made those analysis posts about Adrien and Marinette? Are you planning on doing any of those for any of the VLD characters?
Well… I don’t know that there’s really any need to. I see a lot in the Voltron tags about the characters anyway, so I don’t know that my input would really… be beneficial in any way? I also think Miraculous has a kind of subtlety with character (at this point) that Voltron doesn’t, so it’s easier to understand the Voltron characters. It’s not that in-depth in Voltron, but we get enough that even the most unobservant audience can deduce facets of their personalties, whereas Miraculous–perhaps because it’s a “younger kids” show and so the deeper parts of characterization aren’t touched on as explicitly–shows more about the characters through actions and behaviors, as opposed to really “emotional” moments (Voltron does this a lot, whereas Adrien and Gabriel are the only ones who really have a few of those moments in Miraculous). This makes Miraculous more difficult to “read,” I suppose. And makes analysis more difficult. Whereas I think Voltron makes its characters very obvious. Not less complex (some of Voltron’s characters are more complex), but just more apparent.
It could be fun to write a character analysis of each of the main Voltron cast, but I’d rather focus on writing fic at this point, lol. Though there is an analysis of Lance and the way Voltron handles characterization in general that I was thinking of writing (I’ve dubbed it “The Issues With Lance The Blue Paladin), but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
But, I mean, if people really want me to do some analyses, I suppose I could add it to my list, lol.
i love cauliflower but we need to stop doin the whole cauliflower as a replacement for bread/potatoes/etc bc…..it tastes nothing like any of those. stop the cauliflower hate its good and doesnt deserve to be disguised as other delicious things
Okay, personally I don’t have a set headcanon on whether Will is straight, gay, bi, ace, demi, pan etc. and I’d be chill if Duffer brothers made any of those sexualities canon for Will. If I had to pick, I’d say he’s probably gay but really I don’t see the need to call it.
But a lot of people that I’ve seen (not necessarily on here, I’ve actually seen it more in other places) are pretty adamant about Will’s sexuality being one thing. I’ve seen people insisting that he’s straight and arguing that he was only called gay because it could be used as an insult. I’ve seen people insisting that he’s gay and arguing that it’s never denied by any of his close friends/family.
Because people feel so strongly about this and because there is so much homophobia in the world today I know this is kind of a sensitive topic, but can I suggest something? Can we appreciate the character of sweet, artistic and resilient Will Byers before we get into arguments over his sexuality? Can we love his character because he’s a peace-maker that tells the truth before he love him because he’s gay or because he’s straight or because he identifies with any other sexuality?
|| if liszt can afford anything she likes on the agency’s credit card, why doesn’t she just pay everybody’s rent with the credit card? the HISTORICAL liszt was exceedingly generous and would rush to the financial and artistic aid of any struggling musician, even those who shunned him or took advantage of him (POINTED GLARE AT CLASSICALOID’S HIDEOUSLY INACCURATE AND ONE-DIMENSIONAL PORTRAYAL OF ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX AND FASCINATING COMPOSERS WHO EVER LIVED). yes, my own liszt once teased a motes for his rent but tbh when i wrote that i was thinking what if she was subconsciously fed up with all the people who took advantage of her in the past and what if she inherited all the arrogance from her past life but does not remember her generosity. either way, with that kind of monetary power, i’m surprised that in canon we never once see anyone realizing that liszt can pay their way out of all their problems. at the very least, SOMEbody should have begged her to do it.
|| my answer is, it’s probably because kanae wants them to have a SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY. now, there’s an issue with this answer already, and it’s that if she’s desperate enough, she’ll want to get the rent as quickly as possible. but maybe there was something hidden going on behind her angry façade that allowed her to get the rent nonetheless. as in–liszt would secretly pay everyone’s rent on the due date anyway,but kanae would harp on them before that in the hopes of making them responsible.
|| now there’s another question attached to that: why doesn’t liszt, loving of kanae as she is, simply use the credit card to wipe away the debt? maybe it’s because kyogo is indebted to some shady people and she doesn’t want to give them money before thinking of a better solution…
So something that's always impressed me is the way you render effects like translucency with a limited palette. Glass, gems, and liquids always look super crisp, and I was wondering, do you have any tips for "pixeling" those kinds of materials?
Aww thank you!
I think with a limited palette, if you organize your colors by *saturation* and darkness (instead of by hues), you can pull off some cool effects where similarly by saturation is how you pick, as opposed to similarity in hue.
I’ll definitely update this with examples when I add it to my homepage, but in the meantime I think the biggest tricks to glassy /transparent surfaces are:
1. Finding opportunities in the drawing to prove to the eye that it’s transparent
-drawing at an angle as opposed to straight on (like adding a dark line at the bottom of a jar suggesting the far side of the jar)
-placing something going through the object (like a straw going through a drink)
2. Layer thin lines inside of an object’s outline before moving on to the inside coloring
The order I usually use for glass is:
-1 pixel width outline white line
-1 pixel width outline brown line
-1 to 3 pixel width inline to suggest glass thickness
-1 pixel width line of object’s coloring
-1 pixel width line of highlight to the top right, and shadow to the bottom left
3. Use references for lighting
For the lighting of faceted gemstones and crystals, I use jewelry and crystals I own for reference, and then kinda just play around from there til I find something that looks good.
Sorry I think this one needs pictures to make sense. I’ll try and update when I can! In the meantime, this post might be helpful!
A bit out of the blue but do you know what each of the three shades in La Bayadere represent? They are one of my favourite variations. I've always been very curious about the different ways people choose to embody them. Do you have any favourites for those variations?
Thank you for a great question and your patience! I took my time with the answer (which is actually pretty simple) because I wanted to put together a few videos of the third act of “La Bayadere” for comparison. It’s an interesting, albeit lengthy, exercise, and I hope that you’ll enjoy the results.
In one of his lectures on “La Bayadere”, Tsiskaridze had actually answered this question.
Q: Is there any meaning behind the three variations in the third act?
NT: No. It’s a divertissement and, like any other divertissement, it features three diverse solos. That’s all there is to it.
The three shades variations are beautiful, but they should be viewed as part of Act III as a whole, rather than individual pieces populated with unique meaning. The entire act doesn’t have a narrative, as such. It is, after all, a drug-fuelled nightmare Solor descends into after smoking opium to numb the guilt he feels over Nikia’s death. The shades, whom Solor hallucinates descending from heavens, are countless copies of Nikia. Act III exists almost like a ballet within a ballet - the setting, costumes, and pace are entirely independent of the production as a whole. While this might seem strange, it pays to remember that Petipa’s original “La Bayadere” had four acts - the final act being the wedding of Solor to Gamzatti and the destruction of the temple (and the subsequent death of all those attending the ceremony). Viewed in this context, Act III, and all of its variations, is simply a lengthy divertissement.
Interestingly, according to Tsiskaridze, Petipa based this whole scene at the start of Act III off a painting by Albrecht Dürer. I searched the internet far and wide, but couldn’t find the painting he’s referring to. All I know is that it depicts souls descending from the heavens in a wide spiral. Maybe you’ll have better luck finding it that I did…
Another interesting fact, is that the “descent” used to look quite different in the old productions. It’s unclear why Chabukiani changed it (by the way, the version of “La Bayadere” we’re all familiar with was staged by Vakhtang Chabukiani) changed the choreography, but it’s different to the original (I think this video is either from the 1920s or 30s):
Now, let’s have a look at four different versions of Act III of “La Bayadere”.
Bolshoi (Grigorovich production), 2013. Svetlana Zakharova and Vladislav Lantratov. Interesting things to watch out for: In the Bolshoi’d production of “La Bayadere”, the “hill” that the shades descend from has three tiers, which makes it, allegedly, the tallest “hill” in the world. Other theatres only have two tiers.
Mariinksy (Chabukiani production), 2007. Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Ulyana Lopatkina.
Paris Opera Ballet (Nureyev production), 2001. Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Marie-Agnès Gillot. Interesting things to watch out for: In Nureyev’s production, the shades are a touch more aggressive than they are in classical versions, because Nureyev favoured quick and razor-sharp turns.
Mariinsky (Vikharev’s reconstruction of the 1900 production), 2003. Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Daria Pavlenko. Last bust not least, I give you a rare treat: Mariinsky’s 2003 reconstruction of the 1900 production of “La Bayadere”.
Yes but, what if by chance there were certain people who are much like you. The tragedy in our universe could be on the same scale as yours. Just because we are in different universes... Well there are bad people here. Bad people who would act much like the Ultimate despair did, and bad people who would love to see the world destroyed... Persay our versions of ultimate despair, and our version of the tragedy.
The situation was special here. Everything started happening because of what HPA did. And because of Junko. You don’t have any of those things in your universe so it can’t happen.
I’m not saying that bad things can’t happen in your universe, just that the same thing won’t happen. So I can’t talk about it.
1. When did you realize you had fallen in love with your target language?
Probably a week into my French class. I was fascinated with the culture and everything about it. It did help that my teacher was fun and you could tell he loved teaching AND he knew what he was doing. But then he ditched us to become deputy headteacher and I was so upset.
2. If you could choose to have any animal for a pet, which one would you pick?
Any animal? Then elephants. Those poacher bitches need to stop killing them.
3. What is a grammatical concept you found/find difficult to understand?
LOL can I say all of them? Listen, I still struggle with grammar concepts in English and that’s my 1st language.
4. At what time during the day do you feel the most productive?
5. Describe your hometown using one sentence.
Boring? You have to drive everywhere and the public transport is a mess. I miss England sometimes.
6. Have you ever felt at home abroad?
I am abroad 😭. England is my home but lmao yes, I have a lot of family in Jamaica and that always feels at home.
7. What is a habit of yours you find annoying?
Second guessing myself.
8. What do you consider to be your best trait?
I honestly don’t know. I’ll have to think about this one…
9. Is there a song/ movie/ animation that you can’t help but associate with your childhood?
Disney movies for sure and also Power Rangers.
10. You get to tell your favourite celebrity a single sentence. What will it be? (and who would you tell it to)
My favourite celebrity right now is Candice Patton (iris west on the flash) and I guess I’d tell her something about admiring her strength because she gets a lot of racist shitheads attacking her and I love her for being an iconic black woman.
11. What is the first thing you notice about a person you meet?
I try not do that very often so I don’t know…
~ 1. What was the last language you started learning? (Even if you dropped it)
Korean but I did drop it to focus on French alone.
2. Do you play an instrument?
I sure don’t.
3. Where in the world would you be most happy?
In my bed but maybe at Disney.
4. Do you think that your TL will help you get a good job? Or do you prefer them to be a by-side thing?
Speaking a second language is always a plus but erm where I am yes! Creole, Spanish and English are the “official” languages where I live.
5. If you ever have children, will you teach them your target languages?
BIG IF! But if I’m confident enough at that time then why not.
6. Did you grow up as monolingual or bilingual? Do you wish that it had been different?
Monolingual and I wish I grew up speaking another language, le sigh.
7. What’s the last book you read and what language was it in?
Shit, erm can’t remember the last but most memorable is the Cupcake Brown one and it was in English.
8. Do you have friends near you who speak more than one language?
Yes, some speak creole and some speak spanish.
9. What is/are the official language/s of your country?
English and Spanish (fucking accept it america) but to be honest, each state is different.
10. Have you ever been to a city where they speak one of your TL?
They speak creole where I live and that’s a form of french but it’s not the french I wanna learn. I pick up on a few words here and there.
11. Have you ever tried to teach your native language or one of your TLs to another person?
Me teach? Lmao I can’t even teach myself. One day though.
It won’t let me tag anyone 🙄so anyone do this if you wanna…
If Zack Snyder really did any of those scenes from the comics like Grounded that people insist are what They want from Superman in his films without changing a single thing, some fucking people would still go out of Their way to find a negative aspect to it.
I truly feel bad for people who spend so much time hating on a character/ship, enough to go to their tag, post anti stuff, and even write anti fanfics (yes, I’ve seen it multiple times, and it’s not pretty). Because, I mean, I love Karamel so much and coming on Tumblr, looking at their posts, commenting on the relationship, and writing fanfictions take about 2 hours of my day and I have to sacrifice a lot of my time for that (and a lot of other things I can do). And like I have a really busy schedule with school and APs and SATs and sports and homeworks and all that stuff; I don’t have any time other than those 2 hours to spend on fandom things. I can’t imagine any other shipper being in a much different situation, even if they’re not as busy as I am. It’s sad that haters spend so much time hating on something when they could spend it on something that they love and supporting it. It’s just sad.
Sweetheart. Listen to me. It's all okay. You may be a bit fragile. But we are here to hold you together. Lose one, gain more. We really care about you. I know I say it a million times but it's true. we care. We love you. You have been so sweet to us, so we are here to keep you standing. We will always be by your side. We will not leave you when you're in pain. You are not crap, or stupid, or any of those mean words. You are kind, caring. You are our friend. Our FAMILY! We stick together!