Comparison gifs for my @gemanimate hand shot! I decided to focus on the gems for both symbolic and artistic reasons. This meant changes like darkening the bg while brightening the gem colours, making sparkly gem animation against the slow-moving fireflies, and slightly turning the hands outwards for a better angle of the gems. Admittedly I ended up sacrificing some narrative clarity for this scene, but that’s what happens with artistic interpretation: sometimes you’ll have to compromise one element, but only so you can concentrate on another.

Unpopular opinion:

Maybe part of the reason celebrities don’t like it when fans ship them with people that aren’t cannon or in gay ships is because that’s not how they’re trying to portray a character. Absolutely still write fanfiction and Fan art and stuff because that’s YOUR artistic interpretation of the characters. But asking the actors about it and being adamant that a relationship is real when it’s not is like telling a painter that their portrait of an apple actually looks like a banana. It’s just kind of rude and upsetting.

gazette as family members

ruki: rich goth aunt that’s always buying you expensive brands

uruha: weird uncle that’s always going on about aliens and other conspiracies

reita: the son that always looks like hes up to no good but is actually a cinnamon roll

aoi: the salty grandpa that is fucking done with this family

kai: the proud dad that knows this family is a mess but it’s his mess

Okay one last post about this comic i swear. And yeah its about genji. So lets get a bit more in-depth with Genji

Basics: black hair, good part of his body is human, in blackwatch.

Blackwatch Genji

His right arm is gone, but he still has his right fingers. And it looks like from the way his body is set up, and/or that he is still under training. There are free hanging wires from his body.

 Or even being used only for training for other members (A training dummy but I highly doubt it

Japan knows about Blackwatch and most likely Genji. Or a bit about it, knowing anything about Yakuza it wouldn’t be a big suprised of the Shimada clan did have their hands in the pockets of the Japanese government. (Not a lot but a bit) And I think they would know who Genji is. And what black/overwatch did to him. (Again this could hint more at Genji being a training dummy for blackwatch BUT I still think its a stretch.) Honestly there are SO many theories here I could legit go on and on I have like 500 in my head all ready. 

 Because in game Genji clearly has both cybernetic arms. Meaning he is still gonna loose his other arm at some point. HE IS NOT FINISHED. Genji doesn’t  look like this when he leaves overwatch. Most likely meaning his body could have gone through upgrades.

Genji’s eyes can glow red. Meaning he has cybernetic eyes as well. 

I am trying no to toss in bias and headcanons in this post and only point out what I see. But most importantly, remember this is all artist interpretation. As his face is still missing most of the scars he had in the Dragon’s short.


Art & Astrology

- Sun in Gemini or Virgo
- Moon in Gemini or Virgo
- Mercury in Gemini or Virgo
- Gemini or Virgo Midheaven
- Third house in Gemini or Virgo
- Sun/Moon/Mercury/Mars in the third house
- Mercury in the first house
- Venus/Mercury in the tenth house
- Sun in aspect to Pluto/Mars
- Sun in positive aspect to Mercury
- Moon in positive aspect to Venus/Mercury/Mars
- Mercury in positive aspect to Pluto/Venus
- Mercury/Venus quintile Moon/Pluto
- Gemini/Virgo/Pisces dominance
- Earth or air dominance
- Mercury dominance
- Dominant third/fifth house
- Third/fifth house stellium

- Sun in Libra, Taurus, Pisces, and Leo
- Moon in Libra, Taurus, Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, Pisces, or Scorpio
- Mercury in Libra, Taurus, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Leo, or Pisces
- Venus in Leo, Taurus, Libra, Pisces or Aquarius
- Leo, Taurus, Libra, Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer, or Aquarius Rising
- Moon/Mercury/Venus/Neptune in the fifth house
- Moon/Mercury/Venus in the first house
- Sun in positive aspect to Moon/Mars/Mercury/Venus/Neptune
- Moon in positive aspect to Pluto/Mars/Sun/Venus/Neptune
- Mercury in positive aspect to Moon/Venus/Neptune
- Venus in positive aspect to Pluto/Mercury/Moon/Neptune
- Mercury, Venus, or Neptune in aspect to the Ascendant
- Mercury/Venus/Neptune/Sun dominance
- Libra/Taurus/Leo/Pisces dominance
- Fifth house dominance
- Water/air dominance

- Sun in Leo, Libra, Gemini, or Scorpio
- Moon in Leo, Libra, Gemini, Scorpio, or Aries
- Mercury in Leo, Libra, Scorpio, or Taurus
- Venus in Leo, Libra, or Taurus
- Mars in Leo or Scorpio
- Leo, Scorpio, Aries, Virgo, Gemini, or Capricorn Ascendant
- Leo, Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus, or Libra Midheaven
- Fifth house in Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Libra, or Taurus
- Sun/Moon/Venus/Mars in the fifth house
- Moon/Venus/Mars in the tenth house
- Venus/Uranus in the third house
- Sun/Mars/Venus/Neptune in the first house
- Sun in aspect to Mars/Pluto/Venus/Neptune
- Moon in positive aspect to Pluto/Venus/Neptune
- Mercury in positive aspect to Venus/Neptune
- Venus in positive aspect to Mars/Pluto/Sun/Neptune
- Venus/Sun/Pluto/Neptune/Uranus/Mars dominance
- Leo/Scorpio/Libra dominance
- Water/fire dominance
- Fifth/tenth house dominance

- Practice. Astrology doesn’t gift anyone with perfection.

- Good Jupiter placements bring luck
- Good Saturn placements bring self-discipline
- Good second house placements bring $$$
- Good tenth house placements bring likability/publicity
and what artist couldn’t use some of that?

Battle of the Yuris

I’ve been reading about the history of figure skating recently and I wonder if the decision for Yuri Plietsky and Yuuri Katsuki to share a name is a reference to the “Battle of the Brians”?

For context, in the 1988 Calgary, Olympics there were two strong contenders for the mens singles gold: Brian Boitano of the USA and Brian Orser of Canada, Boitano was the World Champion of 1986, while Brian Orser was the World Champion of 1987, both would debut freeskates with military themes and thus the media dubbed the Olympic event as the “Battle of the Brians”. Brian Boitano would famously win gold, while Brian Orser won silver, but both of their performances that night are generally heralded as one of the best of their respective careers. At the time it was one of the most watched competition in figure skating, and some of the details of the competition ring almost eerily familiar with Yuri on Ice in mind.

First of all the same first names. According to interviews I know Kubo and Yamamoto apparently came up with the idea of calling Yuri, Yurio first and then discovered that Yuri was a Russian name they could use. I don’t think I’ve read anything about the decision to name Yuuri the way they did or the reason behind the decision to have them both share a first name beyond the obvious way it calls for us to compare and contrast these very different characters. If they chose to call them both Yuri as a nod the “Battle of the Brians” this might explain the decision to romanize Japanese Yuri’s name as Yuri when it would make more sense to use Yuuri or Yūri which more accurately represents the long u sound.

Brian Orser was also a slightly older and more experienced skater who was generally perceived as the more ‘artistic’ skater while Brian Boitano was more known for his jumps (and his freaking sweet outside spread eagle). According to some reports I’ve read on the event, many credit Boitano’s win of the gold having to do with the work he did to expand his artistic side for this program, similar to Yuri being pushed to expand his artistic side in interpreting his programs.

In his freeskate Boitano would also introduce a move now called the “Tano Lutz” where one arm is extended vertically above the head to increase the difficulty, which sounds familiar as a big point was made of Yuri raising his arms to increase difficulty during the Grand Prix Finale. 

There are enough similarities here that I would find it hard to believe that the writers of Yuri on Ice weren’t at least making a passing nod to the “Battle of the Brians” in their creation of the Yuris as rivals and the respective gold and silver medalists of the big competition of the show.

Slightly unrelated but cool, Brian Orser is actually the current coach of none other than Yuzuru Hanyu this year’s World Champion. He gets the very important job of holding Pooh during competitions.

Brian Boitano? He currently has a show on food network. Yup.

We did see Yuri making those pirozhki, I think this needs to be Yuri’s default career choice after retirement.

anonymous asked:

why don't some artists not want their stuff tagged as kin/me/etc? I'm not accusing just wondering because I could think of a few but I dunno

I’ve already talked about this here and here.

BUT, again, in summery: my art is mine, from my head, often of my characters or very personal designs of mythical characters. It is not of or for anyone else. It’s not a pic of you or your kinself. I’ve had people say stuff like “Wow, what a cool pic of me!”, and while that might initially seem flattering, it fuckin burns my biscuits because it is not a picture of them. It’s MY inner dialogue that I’ve brought into the world and having someone say that is demeaning my artistic processes and interpretations. Am I drawing a headcanon of a wendigo that you personally designed? Fanart of something you brought into the world on your own creative power? No? Then fuck off. I did the legwork here, buddy, and you can appreciate it without stepping on my toes.

“Hey, this looks exactly like my true form, nice.” Oh, DOES it? I just plucked this design out of whatever alternate universe your kinself reside in (or whatever), and exhibited no creative process? Fuck you. Maybe people don’t mean it like that when they write those things, but you know what? That’s how a lot of artists interpret it. And you ARE staking a claim to my work in some fashion, naively or not. 

I know people don’t mean to toast my buns when they write stuff like that, so I can’t be mad at people individually. I know it seems like an innocent association. But it is still a form of claiming something that isn’t yours and is, in fact, extremely personal to the creator. If otherkin can respect each other in elaborate ways like the whole “don’t follow me if you’re same kin/from the same universe” thing, then yall should be able to respect artists.

Halfway Home

Everyone, I am very glad to say I’m halfway through my new script. And it is analytical, educational, focused, and shows examples of points being made. It is entirely on spooky and how to achieve spooky and why spooky works.

And the other half is all about the kind of ‘hidden meanings & symbols’ fun I bring to things like Wham City Comedy work.

You’re gonna get a single video that’s half breakdown of fear and its mechanics, and half artistic interpretation and symbol puzzle-cracking. All on the same topic.

I am so, so happy to be back in business. This is the best possible topic and approach to come back with and really sets the tone for some things I want to achieve this year.

Yo guys! We need your help to kickstart King King, a graphic novel project in which 30 different artists each interpret the same main characters to draw a portion of the story with their own style.
You can check it here:…/10514…/king-king-graphic-novel

I’ll be posting some concepts of the characters i did for it last year. A sh*tload of much more talented fellows (like Jonatan Cantero, Tan Zhi Hui and many more) are also taking part in it, so be sure to check it out!

anonymous asked:

What is kelly square like

it’s what happens when city planners snort 100mg of adderall after downing a 42 pack of benadryl tablets and have a hearing with their own freudian superegos that ultimately leads to the decision that their town’s municipal center is the ideal place for a modern artistic interpretation of the concept of “anxiety”