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Haha okay, the teacher I have for YA Lit is amazing. I had her for Sci-Fi Fiction before. But the thing is she was given this class five days before it started since she’s taking over for another teacher.

So her syllabus starts out normal, right? Like…

But then…

And then…

By the time it hits mid March…




Really excited about this class, man.


Guys, this was a ridiculously cute and fun show. If you’re a fan of the source material and you have the capacity to see it play in NYC (for free!) in the summer go for it! Also:
1) Bianca cameo in the lotus hotel what up gurl.
2) Use of the phrase “saving grace” in a song about Thalia. They saw the opportunity and they took it haha.
3) Fantastic main trio. Percy was a cutie.
4) also Clarisse was a babe.
5) yay for supporting new musical writers and composers/theater for kids/literacy for kids! Way to go after all my biases.
6) also way to adapt this better than the movie. Yay!

anonymous asked:

Hello! I wanted to know... Why do you draw Nico's hair looking like horns? (Love your art, by the way!)

Ahahaha, it actually started before Nico’s hair was canonically described as “baby bat wings” in House of Hades. When I first started drawing the PJO kids, I tried to design all their hair to give clues as to who their godly parent is. You can see it most clearly here:

For Percy, i gave him a wave/shark fin motif. For Annabeth I gave her a ponytail that mimics the fringe on Athena’s helmet. Leo has fire-y hair. The death kids have “devil horns” in their curls. The Grace kids have lightning bolts. The Ares/Mars kids have arrows/sharp lines. Reyna’s initial hair shape I also based on Bellona’s war helmet. Piper has heart shaped motifs in her hair, most obvious in the braids. I’ve toned these shapes down a bit in my most recent drawings of the kids, but it’s definitely still most apparent in Nico because I think it looks ridiculously adorable. 

Eff my life, guys. Do you know how sweet Andy is? Let me tell you: she’s SO sweet that she actually gave me a gift for giving her a birthday present. WHO DOES THAT.

And not only did she send me two super cute sketches of Korra and the Free! boys, SHE DREW THESE ADORABLE IDIOTS FOR ME. aHHHHhhhhHHHH. She totally did NOT have to! Seriously guys the look on my face when I opened it. And what makes it better is that she rarely draws Reyna and has never ever posted up her version of Leo, and now I own an Andy drawing with both of them in it, mwahaha. Plus, you know you’re buds with someone when they draw your ship for you even though they don’t really ship it. ~*~*~TRUE FRIENDSHIP~*~*~

These cuties are going up on my wall, like, right now. THANK YOU ANDY ILU!! You are impossibly nice and if we met IRL I would be real creepy and squeeze your face.

2014 best of.

favorites of 2014. i consumed more movies than anything else in 2014, and it shows.

  • best movie: The Incredibles (2004) | honorable mentions: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Snowpiercer (2014), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Into the Woods (2014) | guilty pleasure mention: What’s Your Number? (2011)
  • best tv show: Selfie S1 (ABC) | honorable mentionsHow To Get Away With Murder S1 (ABC), Brooklyn Nine-Nine S2 (FOX)
  • best cartoon: Bee and Puppycat S1
  • best bookThe Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
  • best comicHawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, & Annie Wu | best issue: Hawkeye 20
  • best album: Things to Ruin (2010) by Joe Iconis | honorable mention: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live (2013) by Kerrigan-Lowdermilk
  • best song: Never Heard Nothing from Things to Ruin (2010)
  • best musical theater performance: Heathers the Musical - closing night show | honorable mention: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill - May 31st matinee show
  • breakout character: tied, Kate Bishop & Steve Rogers

peanutbttr-deactivated20141013  asked:

on your most random whims to draw, what medium do you use (traditional)?

It switches around, but currently here’s what I keep in my pencil case for on-the-go sketching:

From left to right: Post-it notes for redrawing mistakes, pencil sharpener, Wide grey Copic Marker for shading large spots, Pentel Duopoint Double Ended Artist Pen, Pentel Aquash Brush, variations of the Pentel Sign pen, Tuff Stuff eraser, Uniball white gel pen, Col-erase pencils in various colors (the colors pictured are my favorite to work in.) 

Which tend to come together to form stuff like this:

Currently working on a Kunst & Papier sketchbook, but I also keep a small one from Muji for days where I have to pack light.

Ahhh! Hi guys! So, I’ve gotten a whole bunch of new followers over the past month (and broke another follower milestone which is absolutely mind-boggling to me!) and I just wanted to acquaint you guys with some helpful links. I’ve been getting some questions asking similar things I’ve answered before in the past, so here for your reference:

  • MY FAQ. Answers common questions such as my age, where I go to school, if I’m Filipina or not (for the record I am!), if I have twitter/instagram, etc.
  • ART RELATED QUESTIONS TAG. Answers questions regarding my process, the supplies/brushes I use, advice on drawing the human figure, how I found my “style”, etc.
  • ALL OF MY ART TAGGED BY SERIESSometimes I get questions on whether I’ve drawn X or Y before. You can check my tags for everything I’ve ever drawn. (I don’t know why, but in particular I always get asked if I’ve ever drawn Jason & Reyna together before? I have, though I prefer to think of their dynamic as platonic.)

I also have separate blogs for various things:

Okay, I’ll shut up now. Thank you so much for following! TGIF, yo. ╮(─▽─)╭

anonymous asked:

In response to the figure drawing ask, where do you find figures to draw? I've been searching everywhere for a website that has people in different poses to draw from

Online, I know of Pixelovely and Posemaniacs. Also check out free stock image places like kxhara on dA.

Definitely try to see if you can find live model sessions though, because they’re better than drawing from photos. Photos are great, but when you draw from life you’re using your own eyes to observe the form and you’re using your own hand to turn the 3D thing you’re looking at into 2D.

If you happen to be in the NYC area, Parsons has figure drawing sessions with live models every Friday. Most other places make you pay an entrance fee, but Parsons lets you come in for free. Coffee shops, parks, and classrooms are also good places to draw people.

to get her siblings to stop putting up pictures of her dad around the cabin, piper gets pictures of all of THEIR dads, cuts them into heart and star shapes, writes comments like “hottie!” in pink gel pen all over them, and then hangs them above her bed. she calls it her DILF wall. it worked and all of her siblings totally hate her now hahaha.