bluerings

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‘At night, Lance dreams of blue oceans and bluer skies, while Pidge dreams of a lost brother.

At night, Hunk dreams of a galaxy too vast for a planet too small, as Keith relives a past he can’t remember.

And at night, Shiro is lost to his dreams in a field of static, endless white. (The lost paladin.)’

The complete set!! minus shiro  It was interesting to note how their outlook might have changed as they grew up? Click for higher res!

Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing

I’ve made a tutorial on how to color adjust to fix washed out coloringsbut I noticed people aren’t always sure when their coloring needs fixing in the first place. So I’ve made a bunch of colorings you can use to compare your own to. It’s designed to help avoid whitewashing, but also help avoid over-correction.

If you’re not a content creator, you can also use this guide for reblogging as well. :)

Using the Guide

  • Each set comes in three: cool, neutral, and warm. If your coloring is bluer/whiter than the cool tone, consider readjusting.
  • Examples of what might be too pale/bright are beneath each set
  • There are various categories (daytime, night scenes, etc) for each type of scene you might encounter
  • Each coloring has a color palette beneath for the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the character’s face. If you’re having trouble eyeballing it, use the eyedropper tool to double check.

NOTES
1) For the sake of simplicity, I’ve used one character per category, but characters of color are not interchangeable. Identify the skin tone for the character you’re coloring and work with that. This is only meant to give a frame of reference for what is and isn’t whitewashing

2) If any of the colorings look different than what they’ve been stated as (i.e. the cool tones look too warm or some look way too dark to be visible) calibrate your monitor. It means your screen color and gamma needs readjustment.

Guide itself is under the read more!

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Galaxy NGC 7714 After Collision : Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars? Probably not. Although the precise dynamics behind the featured image is yet unclear, what is clear is that the pictured galaxy, NGC 7714, has been stretched and distorted by a recent collision with a neighboring galaxy. This smaller neighbor, NGC 7715, situated off to the left of the featured frame, is thought to have charged right through NGC 7714. Observations indicate that the golden ring pictured is composed of millions of older Sun-like stars that are likely co-moving with the interior bluer stars. In contrast, the bright center of NGC 7714 appears to be undergoing a burst of new star formation. NGC 7714 is located about 100 million light years away toward the constellation of the Fish . The interactions between these galaxies likely started about 150 million years ago and should continue for several hundred million years more, after which a single central galaxy may result. via NASA

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Inside the Coma Cluster of Galaxies : Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! The above mosaic of images of a small portion of Coma was taken in unprecedented detail in 2006 by the Hubble Space Telescope to investigate how galaxies in rich clusters form and evolve. Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ellipticals, although some imaged here are clearly spirals. The spiral galaxy on the upper left of the above image can also be found as one of the bluer galaxies on the upper left of this wider field image. In the background thousands of unrelated galaxies are visible far across the universe. via NASA

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LUCID DREAMING: HOW TO

SO LUCID DREAMING!!  

Some people asked because of my TONGUE IN CHEEK POST about it the other night, well!!! all it is, is being consciously aware that you’re dreaming. You can kinda train your brain to do it and it’s fukken awesome ok!  I learned from a bunch of books I got out from the library one summer back in high school and I have kept up all the habits since then until shit got weird but we don’t talk about that

sometimes you get to a point where you can control your dream and force yourself to dream about a certain thing . either way it’s really damn neat to just have conscious awareness while you’re asleep and if nothing else, it’s something fun to do that doesn’t cost anything.

I got into it a few years before Inception came out, if you can believe it. So when that movie came out talking about the same ideas my mind was  blown 

First things first:

1) DREAM RECALL:

This is your ability to actually remember your dreams. Because imagine, even if you end up having a lucid dream,  what’s the point if you completely forget it as soon as you’re awake? Some people think they don’t dream anymore but it isn’t true, everyone dreams. Some people just don’t remember.

So Write down  all your dreams, anything that you can remember as soon as you wake up.

I just text it to myself first thing in the morning and usually they’re super disjointed and barely readable but it’s just enough to have me remember them again. even if you can only remember little snippets, the more you do this the better you can get at remembering.

2) DREAM CUES

Dream cues are these little things that make you realize you’re asleep because they differ between reality and your dreams. They’re kind of like triggers that will make you realize you’re dreaming. The idea is to check in on these cues even when you’re awake, so that when it becomes a habit in real life, it will become a habit when you’re asleep.

It’s also a good way to check if you’re actually awake because sometimes dreams are super realistic. I’ve had a lot of dreams where I woke up in my bed, then did the reality check only to figure out I was dreaming.

Different people have different ones but there’s some common ones:

-mirrors: In real life you look like yourself. in a dream you’ll look like a really distorted version of yourself or like a completely different person. I don’t recommend this one because what you see in the mirror might freak you out into just waking up lol

-counting your fingers and seeing more or less than the amount of fingers you have

-electronics that don’t work

-text that changes when you read it, look away and then read it again

-dim lights [i hate light dimmers for this reason eugh]

-loose teeth

My personal ones are the and fingers and the changing text! So in real life, I count my fingers, and read some text, look away and read it again to see if it changes.

If I have more than 5 fingers, I realize I’m asleep and that’s where the lucid part starts.

Personally for me, all of these have served as dream cues, but these two are the ones that i literally check on. Another big one for me is if my teeth are loose, it’s an automatic cue for knowing I’m asleep.

INDUCING A LUCID DREAM

So you made a habit out of checking in on your dream cues and writing down your dreams. Now how do you actually do this thing….

There are some REALLY SPECIFIC METHODS To inducing a lucid dream . Some people practice one method that brings you from wakefulness directly into a dream, with NO LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS. I find this a little rarer but it’s definitely happened to me

Others have the method where you fall asleep as usual, end up in a dream, and then your consciousness wakes up while you’re in the dream. This is more common I think.

my sleep science might be off but this is it as I’ve understood it.

so the general method is to go to bed super early. like 9pm. And set your alarm for Stupid O Clock. I am talking some ungodly hour that you will never be up, like 4:30.

Reason being: You will literally never go to sleep and immedeitly start dreaming. You have to have been asleep for a few hours, having gotten a few sleep cycles in. The longer you sleep, the deeper your sleep cycles run and the more restful sleep you’ll have as the night goes on. It’s only in the later sleep cycles that you start to dream.

This is the reason you’re groggy in the morning [you were just in the middle of your deepest sleep cycle] but not groggy at all if you wake up at like 12

So the goal is to wake up right before you’re gonna go into a deep sleep cycle.

Stay awake for a few minutes, go to the bathroom or something, read some stuff on lucid dreaming on your phone… You want to wake up your brain so that your mind is conscious and running even though you’re dead tired.

Now you can go back to sleep, and the conditions are pretty much met for having a lucid dream.

SO GENERALLY NOW, it’s really likely that you’re gonna have a regular dream.

But if you’ve been making a habit out of doing your dream cues/reality checks while you’re awake, at some point you’re gonna do it while you’re asleep.

stuff from the waking world carries over into dreamtown. it’s the same reason you’ll have super realistic dreams about your job or people you know.

IT’S ACTUALLY SUPER COOL When you do your dream-cues and you see different results from real life. Like I’ll count my fingers and realize there’s 6 of them and be like Ohhh shit! I’m asleep! Time to go wild.

Usually I just fly around like a motherfucker but it’s so cool to be your exact same self who is able to think about your family/friends/homework/life/memes except you’re flying

CONTROLLING THE DREAM

OK SO NOW THAT YOU’RE AWAKE while dreaming, you can  try controlling your dream. This is a bit harder to explain but in my opinion it’s as easy as focusing/dwelling on what you want to do..kind of like repeating a mantra mentally.

Like lets say you’re dreaming and you come across a house. As you’re walking towards it, tell yourself “Captain Kirk is in this house and we’re gonna have the time of our damn life.” TELL YOURSELF WITH CONVICTION! BELIEVE IT! CAPTAIN KIRK IS IN THE HOUSE! OVER AND OVER!

also try practising controlling on little things first. Like point to the sky and say “brighter” or “more purple” or “bluer” or think “I want it to be night time instead" and it SHOULD change.

STAYING IN THE DREAM

There’s 2 tricks I know of that will keep you in a dream for longer when you feel like you’re about to wake up and you don’t want to.

One is spinning: If you feel yourself waking up, try spinning around on the spot till you’re dizzy. Things will blur around you and then they will clear up and get super sharp! Especially spinning while crouching. I have no idea why this works, but it does and others have said the same thing.

The other is, when you feel like things are getting blurry, focus on ONE spot in the dream. I usually crouch and like, stare at the details and texture of the road really really close up. For some reason, pinpointing your focus on one little thing will refocus the dream.

finally,

READ UP!!

Honestly the more you read about lucid dreaming, the more likely you are to have one for yourself..Even by reading this you’re more likely to have one. It’s weird, but it works. When I would regularly read books on the topic they’d say the same thing and it was true. It’s kind of like, the fact that you’re aware that it can happen makes it likely to happen..

SO YEAH, before you go to sleep or when you wake up at 4 in the morning, google it, see what others have to say. Get your brain in gear for it. there’s lots of posts online that will probably talk about the same stuff that I have here but this is my legit personal experience with it and stuff over the years.

IN SHORT

  • DO YOUR DREAM CUES/REALITY CHECKS
  • WRITE DOWN YOUR DREAMS
  • SET YOUR ALARM FOR A REALLY DUMB TIME!!
  • HAPPY DREAMING
why the houses need the other
  • slytherin needs gryffindor: they're great thinkers, but fucking hell, they pussy out. they overthink all their decisions. they need someone to help them just push the button to their amazing plans
  • slytherin needs ravenclaw: just to calm the fuck down. both of the houses stress their butts off, they get annoyed by ravenclaws when they stress, forgetting their own stress and realizing that, now they see the ravenclaws stress, their stress is not gonna solve anything
  • slytherin needs hufflepuff: guys, i dont wanna follow the stereotype, but F U C K, slytherins are just way too mean and rude and need a little positivity nd genuinely nice people
  • gryffindor needs slytherin: 1) sexual tension 2) s e x u a l t e n s i o n 3) they can make the best plans ever, but a gryffindor seriously needs a slytherin to help them with like, take over the world
  • gryffindor needs ravenclaw: just to keep their feet on the ground & their head on their shoulders when they dream TOO big
  • gryffindor needs hufflepuff: to keep their heads orientated. when idea's & thought become one big blur, they need a hufflepuff to help them sort it out
  • ravenclaw needs slytherin: to talk about feelings. slytherins can be very understanding and good at listening, and a ravenclaw can really need this sometimes
  • ravenclaw needs gryffindor: to have a stubborn opponent. they like a tiny bit of challenge sometimes and the slytherins are just TOO determined to win, the hufflepuffs not determined enough & the gryffindors are just perfect; fun and stubborn
  • ravenclaw needs hufflepuff: to have someofun. i'm really not saying that ravenclaws aren't fun, just that their fun is 10x better when with a hufflepuff. they also make sure you stay healthy in stressfull periods of time, a must for a humon body
  • hufflepuff needs a slytherin: to realize fun isnt everything in life, to keep them out of their dreamworld back to reality sometimes. also because sometimes you kinda really need to get to get things done
  • hufflepuff needs gryffindor: because of all the challenges they bring in hufflepuffs life and their bolder qualities allowing hufflepuffs to be less shy & more comfortable in their skin
  • hufflepuff needs ravenclaw: to help them focus on little things & help them see beauty in things like WHY the stars move and how it comes the sky is bluer in spring than in summer
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Reversal of fortunes... and funerals

While going back to ch50 to see what Agni and Soma wore to Sebastian’s (staged) funeral, I noticed something….

Ch50 actually starts out with Sebastian exposing Snake’s plan to kill the earl. We get to see Snake explain how he got to the manor. First, he went to the townhouse, looking for him there but ended up confronting Soma and Agni. At first, Soma questions why he’s there, but then he goes into pal mode, saying things like (paraphrased) “You must be one of his friends. Let me tell you where he’s at. I’ll call a carriage to get you there. Here’s some food for your journey.” Meanwhile, in the background, Agni is still trying to figure out who this person is and why they are here. Soma is ignoring Agni….

But in ch126 and ch127, we have people arrive to the townhouse who are not nearly as polite as Snake. I don’t think these two new assailants are even looking for the earl (I think one of them is actually his older twin, the real Ciel… as Lord Sirius, and the other one is his butler, Lord Polaris, aka “Knife Dude”). These guys showed up to bump off the earl’s support system while the earl and his contracted demon are occupied elsewhere.

I suspect that, after leaving the townhouse, they will not go to the manor… at least not right away. They might be targeting the other P5 first, and possibly also the P4/S4, ever since they went into hiding. I’d like to see a funeral for Agni (since right after Snake is exposed they hold one for Sebastian). However, they might not have time to do anything for him right away. They could very well end up going to see what awaits them at the homes or other whereabouts of the earl’s other supporters and informants.

No one is safe. 

  • Soma is still alive, so he’s still a target.
  • Edward, who might be back at Weston (and/or the Midford household) 
  • Joanne, who might be back at Weston
  • Cheslock, who might be back at Weston
  • Clayton, who might be back at Weston
  • Redmond, Bluer, and Greenhill, who are in hiding (but Sebastian found them easily, so the sect could, too, I’m sure)
  • Violet might be safe from attack, but only as long as the sect thinks he’s dead
  • Even people like Mr. Pitt might be in serious danger, since he still has the glass originals for all those family photos. Anyone trying to cause a case of mistaken identity would want the existence of a twin to remain secret.
  • The Phantomhive servants who are at the manor
  • Sieglinde, Wolfram, Lau, Ran-Mao, Chlaus, Diedrich, etc….

So… where could the big attack be? What death event could Grell be speaking of? It could be at the manor, but I think it might be at Weston….

Thoughts?

miscellaneous weston school headcannons
  • this school may seem pristine and perfect on the outside, but boy, it’s a mess on the inside
  • half the time the students don’t even know where they’re supposed to be
  • the most infamous of them being from Edward Midford, who, halfway through latin class got up and brokenly whispered: “this is not maths”
  • people sleep everywhere
  • it’s gotten to the point where no one really speaks louder than they do in the library, because usually someone is around and asleep
  • mcmillian once climbed up a three meter high tree and slept there because people were “too loud” in his room
  • “God damnnit Joanne get down from the windowsill you’re gonna get sick - how did you even get up there it’s like four meters up–will somEonE wAke hIm uP? GET ME A FUCKING LADDER!”- Maurice
  • Maurice and Joanne are in a love- hate relationship
  • Like they “pretend”to hate eachother but people have found them studying together, reading from the same book, looking out for eachother and on one rare occasion, even sleeping on the benches/tables in the common room
  • They both deny it
  • finaly s week is another hell
  • if gregory didn’t already have eyecircles, he now has racoon eyes. Literally
  • “Dude your eye make up is on fleek. teach me”- Cheslock
  • “what” “oh nvm”
  • people sleep during class and the teachers don’t mind anymore
  • random screaming is heard, mostly with someone responding “I KNOW SHUT THE FUCK UP I’M TRYING TO STUDY!”
  • Joanne started screaming in the cafeteria, no one minded
  • herman joined
  • burnouts are also a regualar occurence
  • sources say lawrence once recited his latin phrases to a squirrel
  • joanne: “I’m going to be a stripper fml”
    Cheslock: “that’s the dirtiest thing you’ve said so far, I’m proud of you”
  • Maurice, after the last final, picked up a chair and screamed in joy
    “WE BROKE MAURICE ABORT ABORT”
  • A party was held after finals week, even the young ones got wasted (On soda and caffeine, not on alc)
  • green house hosts sports contests, espeacially ones where you have to form teams: So far its: -edward and herman(BUT THAT’S UNFAIR!-Cheslock. “Aight you change with herman” (Edward and cheslock are close friends now))
    -joanne and maurice
    -gregory and herman (Were you always this light, greg? Yes shut up)(Gregory only begrudgingly agreed to this)
    -lawrence and clayton
    -edgar and mcmillian
  • the teatre group rehearses in the cafeteria like no ones buisness
  • most of the students now know ‘a midsummer nights dream’ by heart now
  • edgar approached joanne while he was reading, got hissed at, before joanne screamed in embaressment( edgar thought it was funny, no hard feelings there)
  • mcmillian writes everyone really detailed valentines cards
  • edward and cheslock can d a  n  c e– they can move thier bodies, it’s unreal >Joanne can sing so high it’s kinda creepy
  • cheslock consoles people very well, so he knows everything about everyone, but won’t use it as blackmail, he’s not sunken that low, his momma raised him well
  • edgar and herman give the best hugs
  • Everyone else is trying to get them to hug eachother
  • Gregory, Cheslock, Maurice, Mcmillian and, surprisingly, Joanne are the cryptid team
  • They go into abandoned buildingy together and look  for cryptids and ghosts
  • ghosts they’ve found
  • a lot of them
  • in this school, there’s not really that much rivalry, no harmful one anyway
  • Everyone just does their thing, as long as they stay in their lane, no one minds
  • s l e e p o v e r s  a n d g o s s i p
  • at the end of a school year, everyones crying in eachothers arms

anonymous asked:

hey if you get the free time (if you haven't done it before) is there absolutely any way you could do a tutorial on the way you draw grass?

yea sure !! i’ll show u guys the simple way i do grass for our pmvs and stuff. i usually don’t worry too much about it being super detailed bc its only there for a few seconds, and this is a pretty quick method that only takes me like 5min or so to do bgs 

this is the brush i use. i downloaded it from some pack on dA, its basically just a skinny chalk brush. i like the way it feels when i scribble with it 

i usually pick 4 shades of a color for my grass. depending on what kinda tone i want i make my darker colors bluer, redder, or purpler etc than my base

base -> slightly darker -> darker -> darkest

bg is a gradient on my base layer, then i just paint a quick grass layer with my base color. try to avoid doing a straight line bc forests are rarely flat 

then i take my next color and just kinda scribble haha. i layer on all my colors this way, just scribbling on top of each other. i use the color picker to slightly blend them a bit but i don’t blend that much 

i try to vary my brush size a lot, sometimes using big stokes or tiny scribbles. usually the darker my color gets the smaller my brush will be

then i add some grass details. just some scribbly stalks and stuff 

add some trees and shrubs with the lasso tool and blur them and bada bing bada boom ur done. you can add some rocks + shrubs and plants to make it more interesting