Mark Rothko, Rothko in Black and White

Black white photos from the Guggenheim retrospective

No 10, 1950

Untitled (Black on Dark Maroon) 1964

Untitled (Brown, Green, Green-grey on Deep Brown) 1965

No 2, 1954

Untitled, 1940′s

While it can be popularly stated that Rothko is all about color, these striking and stark black and white photos of his color work from a 1970′s Guggenheim retrospective catalog, offer us a different look into Rothko’s use of light and shadow.

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Debunking Bundy Myths: Part 5

When anyone begins researching Ted Bundy one of the first things they’ll read about is how specific his victim type was. The general belief is that Ted specifically sought out young women with long, dark hair parted in the middle and that these girls were similar in stature. Just looking at photos of the girls can, in my opinion, quickly dispel some of these beliefs. However, I do believe Ted had a preference for long hair. Whenever his girlfriend Liz - who had long hair - told him she was thinking of cutting it he would become very upset. He even told Raelynne Shepard - the drama teacher at the high school Debra Kent was abducted from - that he liked long hair. As far as the middle part goes, I believe most of the victims had one because it was popular in the seventies. I don’t think that was a specific quality that Ted looked for. One definite similarity between Ted Bundy’s victims was their ages. They were all extremely young - between the ages of twelve and twenty-six. Another similarity was their kindness and innocence. Most of these young women died while offering the seemingly well-meaning Ted a helping hand. 

Now onto the differences. Not all of his victims were brunettes. Susan Rancourt, Janice Ott, Nancy Wilcox, Lisa Levy, and Kathy Parks all had blonde hair. In black and white photos hair colors can look similar when they are not, so can faces. This might be why many people think that the girls have similar features. Maybe some do, but the available photos of them make it so hard to tell. They weren’t all the same height either, with Laura Aime standing nearly six feet tall, Susan Rancourt and Donna Manson just five feet tall, and the other girls all in between. In Ann Rule’s book, The Stranger Beside Me, she states that all of his victims were abducted in the dark. Janice Ott, Denise Naslund, Lynette Culver, Denise Oliverson, and Kimberly Leach all disappeared during daylight hours.

Finally, I’d like to address the idea that Ted sought out victims who looked like his first girlfriend, Diane Edwards (pictured above), who broke up with Ted in 1968. This breakup caused him much pain which is why many think this event might have fueled his homicidal urges. I would agree with this theory if it weren’t for a few things. First of all, none of his victims really looked that much like Diane even in black and white photos, which I mentioned can cause people to look similar when they are not. Second, Ted himself said that most of his victims were just victims of circumstance and he chose them because he found them physically appealing. I know Ted lied almost constantly but I believe he was telling the truth when he said that. Even the victims that he may have spent more time with prior to abducting them (like Laura Aime) were at first randomly chosen because he found them attractive, not necessarily because they looked like Diane. It would have been pretty hard to go looking for people who looked like her in such large cities like Seattle, Salt Lake, Denver, and the surrounding areas. If he had done that I think his victim count would have been much lower. He was definitely extremely angry and hurt after the breakup, but I believe he would’ve gone on to kill even if he hadn’t known Diane.

For those unaware, Gimp is a free editing program that’s a great alternative to Photoshop for those who don’t have the money to purchase it, or for those who can’t or don’t want to download it illegally. Though it doesn’t have quite as many bells and whistles as its counterpart, it can still be used to create awesome stuff! As a Gimp user myself, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my favorite resources. Nothing here is mine, so be sure to like the original posts if you find them helpful!

Downloading Gimp

  • Official Site (dozens of easy to download versions available)
  • Lehmann Build (Mac only, extra plugins, also available on official site, my personal favorite)
  • Nightly Builds (Windows only, also available on official site)
  • How to Download Gimp

Downloading Extra Stuff

  • Brushes (Windows Only)
  • Fonts
  • Fonts (Windows Only)
  • Fonts Without Download Button (Windows Only)
  • Gradients
  • How to Install Gradients
  • Installing Plugins (Windows Only)
  • Opening Textures
  • Plug-ins
  • Scripts


  • Animstack
  • How to Download Animstack
  • GAP (Windows Only)
  • Ghost Script
  • G’MIC

Coloring Tutorials

  • Basic Filters
  • Black and White
  • Brightening
  • Changing Hair Color
  • Color Meme
  • Color Splash
  • Color Vibrance
  • Coloring Pictures
  • Colorize Black and White Photos
  • Colorize, Brightness Contrast, and Threshold
  • Darken Gradient
  • Different Gradients
  • Faux Gradient
  • Faux Topaz Clean
  • Faux Topaz Denoise
  • Gradient
  • How to Use Gradients
  • Hue Saturation
  • Isolated Coloring
  • Levels
  • List of Gradients
  • Making Dull Edits
  • Pastel Coloring
  • Using PSDs
  • Value Invert
  • Vibrant Coloring
  • Vintage Coloring

Editing Tutorials

  • 3D
  • 3D with a Colored Image
  • Adding Texture to Picspams
  • Banners
  • Black Background
  • Black Demon Eyes
  • Blank Face
  • Blending Pictures Together
  • Blonde to Red Hair
  • Blurred Background
  • Bordered Photosets
  • Borders on Photos
  • Box and Camera Textures
  • Change Clothing Color
  • Changing Eye Color
  • Changing Texture
  • Channel Mixer
  • Collages
  • Color and Texture Background
  • Color Fill
  • Complicated Templates
  • Cutting Out Images
  • Dip Dyed Hair
  • Dotted Borders
  • Dotted Outline
  • Double Borders
  • Drop Shadow
  • Elf Ears
  • Extending the Top of an Image
  • Facebook Timeline Cover
  • Fade-in Transition
  • Fansite Header
  • Flawless Skin
  • Flower Crowns
  • Half Photo
  • Halftone
  • Icons
  • Icons w/ Gradient Backgrounds
  • Layer Masks
  • Light Leak
  • Logo Design
  • Makeup
  • Making Icons
  • Manip (2)
  • Minimalist Poster
  • Minimalist Tutorial
  • Movie Posters (more detailed)
  • Noise
  • Outline
  • Outline Cutout Images
  • Paint Splatter
  • Pattern and Light Textures
  • Picspam
  • Picture in Text
  • Polaroid
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Red Lips
  • Removing Watermarks
  • Round Corners
  • Round Icons
  • Scratch Paper
  • Semi-Transparent
  • Simple Edit
  • Smudge Tool
  • Soft Glow
  • Space Between Picture
  • Spaced Pictures
  • Split Portrait
  • Speech Bubble
  • Stroke on an Image
  • Targaryen Effect
  • Tattoos and Piercings 
  • Templates
  • Texture (2)
  • Texture on Clothing
  • Transparent Backgrounds
  • Transparent Border
  • Transparent Circle
  • Tumblr Header
  • Twitter Side Background
  • Unsaturated Blur
  • Using Cage Transform
  • Using Paths
  • Using Textures
  • Using Wavelet Denoise
  • Using Wavelet Sharpen
  • VHC Effect

GIF Tutorials

  • 3D Motion
  • 3D White Line Effect
  • Adding Gradient
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Texture
  • Badges
  • Banner
  • Better Looking GIFs
  • Black and White to Color (Slowly Fading)
  • Black Background
  • Blank Page
  • Blending Two GIFs Into One
  • Border Inside GIF
  • Circle GIF
  • Color Hue
  • Comic Book GIFs
  • Click and Drag Game
  • Color Bomb
  • Color Burn
  • Coloring
  • Coloring with Brightness and Contrast
  • Coloring with Curves
  • Color to Black and White
  • Complicated Templates
  • Crackship
  • Doodle GIFs
  • Extending the Top of a GIF
  • Fade Transition
  • GIFs (detailed)
  • GIF in Objects
  • GIF in Templates
  • GIF in Text
  • GIF Inside a Silhouette 
  • How to Add GIFs to Pictures
  • How to Add XCFs to GIFs
  • How to GIF on Gimp
  • How to Make a Gif (HQ)
  • How to Sharpen a GIF
  • Isolated Color
  • Makeup
  • Making One Part of a GIF Move
  • Motion Blur
  • Motion Blue Transition
  • Moving Outline
  • Picspam
  • Sharpening
  • Sharpening and Coloring (GAP)
  • Text on Certain Part of GIFs
  • Texture Brush GIF
  • Two Gifs in One Frame
  • Using Templates

Graphic Tutorials

  • 3D Motion
  • Black and White Picspam with Text
  • Cloud Graphic
  • Color Palette
  • Cutout Pattern Tutorial
  • Cutout With Texture and Speech Bubble Effect
  • Diamond Graphic
  • Double Exposure
  • Eye Cutouts
  • Futuristic Animation
  • Futuristic Motion Blur with Texture
  • iPod Gif
  • Magazine
  • Paint Splatter With Cutout
  • Paper Texture Gradient
  • Speech Bubble
  • Subtle 3D
  • Template Graphic
  • Typography Graphic
  • Hydra Mainframe Animation
  • Undersaturated Brushstroke
  • Vintage Decorative Box
  • Vintage Handwritten

Text Tutorials

  • Color Burn Text
  • Curve Text
  • Dotted Outline
  • Drop Shadow
  • Gradient
  • Keep Calm and Carry On
  • Landscape Text
  • Motion Blur
  • Outer Glow
  • Quotes
  • Shadows
  • Simple Boxed Name
  • Text Animation
  • Text as Face
  • Text in Box
  • Text Stroke
  • Translucent Text
  • Typing Effect
  • Typography
  • Using Fonts
  • Watercolor Minimalist
  • Watercolor Minimalist 2

XCFs (Basically Gimp’s Version of  PSDs)


  • Applying XCFs
  • How to Use XCF
  • Making XCFs
  • Using XCFs


  • Black and White w/ Red Gradient
  • Blue w/ Texture
  • Bright/White
  • Contrast
  • Death Note
  • Disney
  • Disney Pastel
  • Doctor Who 709
  • fy-gimp XCFs
  • Gimp XCF #1 (asseylum-hime)
  • Gimp XCF #2 (asseylum-hime)
  • Green
  • Jasonika
  • Miley Cyrus Vintage
  • Monochrome
  • Pastel
  • Photoshoot
  • Primadonna
  • Rose Tyler
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Hobbit/Yellow or Orange
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Vintage
  • White


  • fy-gimp Curves
  • Digital Painting
  • Grid Background
  • Layer Modes
  • Lineart
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Shortcuts
  • Teen Wolf Curve
Survey #131 : Personal About Me

Last Person That

1. Slept in your bed besides you? — No one

2. Saw you cry? — I don’t know

3. You went to the movies with? — Mysti

4. You went out to dinner with? — Kayla if the dining hall counts haha

5. You talked on the phone to? — My mom

6. Made you laugh? — Probably Kayla

Would You Rather

1. Pierce your nose or your tongue? — Nose, but I don’t want that pierced either

2. Be serious of be funny? — Funny

3. Drink whole or skimmed milk? — Skim

4. Die in a fire or drowning? — Omg wtf

5. Spend time with your parents or enemies? — Parents for sure

Are You?

1. Simple or complicated? — Pretty simple

2. Straight, gay or bisexual? — Straight

3. Tall or short? — Average

4. Right handed or left handed? — Right

5. A lover of music or a lover of books? — Music

Do You Prefer

1. Flowers or sweets? — Sweets

2. Grey or black? — Grey

3. Colour photos or black-and-white photos? — Color

4. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

5. M&Ms or Skittles? — M&M’s

6. Staying up late or waking up early? — Staying up late

7. Sun or moon? — Sun

8. Winter or Autumn? — Autumn

9. 10 acquaintances or 2 best friends? — 2 best friends

10. Rainy or sunny? — Sunny

11. Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream? — Chocolate

12. Vodka or Jack? — Vodka

About You

1. What time is it? —4:30 PM

2. Name? — Jessica

3. Nicknames? — Jess

4. When is your birthday? — June 4th

5. What do you want? — I’m not sure

6. How many kids do you want? — 2 or 3

7. What would you name a girl? — I don’t know

8. What would you name a boy? — I don’t know.

9. You want to get married? — Yes, someday!

10. What kind of music do you like? — A lot of different things


1. Nervous habits? — Biting my nails

2. Are you double-jointed? — Yes

3. Can you roll your tongue? — Yes

4. Can you raise one eyebrow? — No

5. Can you cross your eyes? — Yes, but it’s hard for me to.


1. Which shoe goes on first? — Idk haha

2. Ever thrown something at someone? — Yes

3. On average, how much money do you carry with you? — Uhhhh it depends

4. What jewelry do you wear? — Literally none

5. Do you twirl or cut spaghetti? — Cut

6. Have you ever eaten Spam? — Yes

7. Favourite ice cream? — Mint chocolate chip

8. How many kinds of cereal are in your cupboard? — Idk

9. Can you cook? — Somewhat


Alcoholic beverage? — Citrus Burnett’s with orange juice

Car ride? — Last night

Movie seen? – John Tucker Must Die

Song played? — When You Look Me In The Eyes - Jonas Brothers

Person you saw? — Kayla

Time you cried?-  Uhhhhh last night maybe

Fight? – Never been in one

Beneath This Hallowed Tree

[submitted by: @omsrandom]

The first night without their creator was…

It hurt. That’s all Alice knew as she heard sobbing and begging from Joey’s office. Bendy refused to leave; not even a trip outside the studio could make him leave that office. Not that any of them had actually gone outside, but being in the office had been just… too much.  Too many feelings in a short amount of time, it left her… numb? Sammy had used the term ‘dead inside’ a few times, and that seemed to fit quite well.

The next day, after they took their creator’s body away, Henry came to her. “Alice, are you ok?” he asked quietly.

“Yes,” she simply said, watching Boris and Bendy seep into a weird inky puppy pile.

“Alice…” He sighed and ran a hand through his hair. “It’s alright to feel sad, and even angry. Joey was your creator; your father. And he d…” She drew her eyes to his face and frowned, noting the tears gathering in his eyes. “He d-died in f-front of us all, Alice. It’s alright…”

Something in her broke, a wall she hadn’t realized she had put up. Inky tears began to start as well as sniffles, making her form vibrate. “H-H-Hen-ry,” The man drew her into a hug – the ink would stain his sweater, but comforting Alice was worth more than appearance at this point.

Quietness filled the studio, both day and night, for the next few weeks. Some nights, Bendy went from a puddle to his ‘demonic’ form due to nightmares while Boris stuck close to Henry whenever he could. Alice herself spent more time with Susie… when she wasn’t with Sammy, at least. One night, of course, she saw Bendy standing at the Studio’s door, the said object cracked open. Alice stood a few feet away, watching silently as he slipped out, tail flicking behind him.

Putting a piece of wood behind her in the door so they wouldn’t end up locked out, she followed him around the Studio’s edge and to a group of trees creating a small meadow. Upon reaching the meadow, the ink demon went to one of the furthest one, where he pulled out a picture frame and slumped down against the roots. Alice had known Bendy occasionally snuck out, though when Joey started to decline, he had stopped. Moving forward, she sat beside him and felt her own tears spring up as she saw the three of them and Joey, the photo being a few months after all of them were settled into creation.

“It’s not fair,” Bendy finally said, voice cracking. “Why couldn’t he stay with us?”

She frowned before speaking, remembering what Henry had told her. “Humans aren’t like us, Bendy. They’re meant to grow old. To marry, to have kids, to get sick and… and to die. They’re meant to live a life we can’t. And it’s ok to be sad and angry. It’s ok to want him back, and it’s ok to want to…” she trailed off, eyes dropping to her lap. “Everything will be ok Bendy.”


“I promise.”

Years passed.

Sometimes Employees were relocated to the park. Sometimes they had to leave for personal reasons. Sometimes it was sickness and sometimes it was Death.

For every death, Alice, Boris and Bendy went to the Meadow and Hallowed Tree, putting a photo of their fallen comrade inside and talked about their favorite memories. Sometimes, instead of talking, they’d be in a group hug that only just got them back into the studio before first shift started. Susie, Sammy and Wally were grieved both in the studio and the Meadow.

Dianne’s death lead to many quiet days in the Studio and Henry moving into Joey’s old office permanently. They couldn’t go the the Meadow as often, with the risk of being caught heightened, but when they could, the guilt always had them creeping in a few hours earlier than when they had been alone. Of course, one day, they had been caught due to Henry having been up working.

He had done exactly what Alice had done with Bendy, following the group to the Hallowed Tree and watching them pull out metal picture frame after picture frame, ending with one of the few family shots they had with them all together. “So this is where you three have been sneaking off too,” Henry’s voice had them shooting up in the air and whirling around, eyes wide and frightened. “Why are you guys making this…?”

“It’s so we don’t forget,” Alice said nervously, hands grasping a familiar hat. They had went out to tell stories of Norman, who had died on that date. “With so many new people in the studio, we want to remember the ones who were there when we were created and… those who couldn’t make it to this point with us.”

Henry said nothing, but they could see it in his eyes; he was proud and cross… but mainly proud.

Two months before The End, all of the frames had been polished, the black and white photos colorized and restored. The night of The End, they had snuck out, and at the very bottom of the pile was a picture that left them all rushing to the Office, where grief met them. Their last original friend and connection to Joey, Henry, had died in his sleep.

Stanley and Stephen were doing a wonderful job running the Studio, but the three original Toons so desperately wished, not for the first time, that they were human.


((But nah though, I’m crying at the end. halp))

((oh man you’re real good at writing fics that make me fucking bawl. how do you do that?? its impressive. this is brilliantly written and the tree is such a wonderful coping mechanism for the trio, this fic might have destroyed me emotionally but damn i love it thank you so much for writing it :o))

if my sister was a dnd character she’d have the highest charisma, like she once convinced her friend in middle school that 1) eggs dont exist, and 2) the world was actually black and white until color photos came around. she was a part of the high school swim team without ever swimming or even getting into the pool. she worked at the farmers market for barely a few months and suddenly she was the manager, and last year she was put in charge a farm for refugees??? how the fuck???

Cheer Up Post #5259

For the anon requesting black and white photos, bright-colored eye shadow, grey eyes, and U2 in concert, here you go!

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“Woman in Red” 

Woman in Red is an Impldoll Lydia in grey. These photographs are not black and white photos, they are color. The doll itself has been crafted to look like a black and white photograph of a blonde woman wearing a red and gold gown. She will be in the silent auction portion of the Art Show. I think she’s one of the neatest dolls I’ve ever made for the show!