but i am ridiculous too

anonymous asked:

Hey uh.. not to bother you by any means.. but can I get a link to those tips for drawing people crying you did once?? I looked through all the tags and couldn't find it myself, sorry..

Oh, it’s no bother! http://whatisthiscutenonsense.tumblr.com/post/147379834506/eruhamster-retroautomaton-some-crying-tips 

But honestly, I’m not actually too happy with those anymore. They’re pretty old. I still sort of hold the same value when I draw them, but here’s some more updated tips, if that’s alright. 

One of the biggest complaints I got with those tips was that just a single tear is good enough. Well yes and no. Tears are just a helpful tool, and of course not everyone cries the same, so yes, a single tear can be just as impactful, as long as your emotion and context carries the message. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s heavy crying. And this can take many forms. Again, the face has to carry the intensity of the emotion; the tears are just there to emphasize it. More intensity, (for some people) does tend to include more liquids and leaking. 

And of course none of it has to be perfect or even. As I love to touch on, crying is messy and ugly. It brings out the most strained emotions. So none of it has to be symmetrical to get the point across- if anything, it gives it more movement. 

I of course draw in a more cartoony fashion, so if you did want to go on the more realistic end of the spectrum, you can focus on the actual physics of tears and how they act and react on the face. More realistically, they come from the inner eye, and are much smaller. They tend to fall in wayward paths, slowly, but  sperraticly, and in droplets or thin streams. You can also add streak marks and flush up the face, depending on the subject. 

I’m glad you liked my old tips, and I hope these new ones help! 


if this is the scene where mike reunites with eleven and it parallels the exact scene when he first found her, just know that a bitch (me) is going to sob

anonymous asked:

Why do so many resources say that mammals are the dominate animals? Is there anyway bird superiority more prominent ?

This phrase is fairly difficult to define because, realistically, the dominant phylum is, and has been basically forever, the arthropods. With estimates of 1 to 10 million species and population numbers that are just staggering to think about, quantitatively they are the winners by several thousand landslides made up of primarily beetles.

But I digress. When we say the Cenozoic is the “Age of Mammals” or the Devonian is the “Age of Fishes”, it’s used more in terms of which clades exploded after the previous mass extinction (or, in earlier periods, diversified with massive geologic or climatic shifts) and took over a majority of the available ecological niches during that era/period/etc.

For example, after the Late Permian decided it preferred the Earth empty and told everyone to get rekt, the way was paved for the ancestors of dinosaurs to diversify and take over - hence the Mesozoic being known as the “Age of the Reptiles”. The same thing then happened with the K-Pg extinction event (with the exception being that the Cretaceous was generally less dramatic about the whole affair), opening up those niches for the mammals to expand into and diversify through the Cenozoic. 

To go off track for a hot second, it’s a very interesting cycle of extinction-diversification that happens repeatedly. The species that are most susceptible to extinction are those that are too specialized to adapt to change (looking directly at you, Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Conversely, those that are most able to survive and then take advantage of a sudden availability of niches following an extinction event are those that are generalists (in terms of range, habitat, feeding, and the like). Various populations of these generalists will then adapt into new species as they diverge from other populations in different niches, which eventually leads to each having a very specialized lifestyle as they evolve to further take advantage of the niche. This then puts them firmly in the category of “too specialized to adapt to change” and they are now susceptible to the next major shift. SUPER COOL, RIGHT???

Anyway, to get back on track, claiming any one class/phylum/order/species (Anthropocene, anyone?) of species is “dominant” during a period of geologic time is reductive, biased, and does paleontology as a whole a disservice. There are so many interesting clades that are left out when people assume the whole world at the time was populated by one small set of species (where are my extinct Ordovician hexacorallian fans at, amirite). We could just as easily call the Mesozoic the Age of Ammonites, or the Age of Conifers, and be just as accurate. 


Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of DNA!

Losing friends..

Friend: Hey! Wanna hang out today?
Me: Can’t, Hubby said no.
Friend: What do you mean? You’re an adult, aren’t you?
Me: Yes, I am. But His house, His rules.
Friend: That’s ridiculous. Its your house too.
Me: It may be my home, but it’s His house.
Friend: That doesn’t make sense. That’s stupid.
Me: How is that stupid?
Friend: You shouldn’t let him control you.
Me: You shouldn’t tell me how to live my life.
Friend: I’m not, He is.
Me: That’s right, because I married him.
Friend: That doesn’t make sense!
Me: Why are we still friends?
Friend: Wow. You’ve changed so much.
Me: Thank you.

Being a submissive wife means that sometimes, your feminist friends just won’t get it, and you’ll end up losing them because of it. If you don’t understand my way of life, that’s okay. Just don’t insult it or call it stupid. I don’t call you stupid for wanting to be like a man and have equal rights to a man. You’re a woman. You shouldn’t do the same things as a man. Its not natural. But I don’t insult you because that’s how you want to live your life.

I enjoy structure. And rules. And discipline when I’m bad or out of line. It keeps my head on straight. It keeps me accountable for my actions. It makes me happy to know that my Husband sets rules, not just because He can, but because He knows what is best for me. Sometimes I give too much to too many people far too often. And I don’t know when to give myself a break. He does. He sees me struggling. He sees when I’m running on empty. And so He sets rules, like No friends today. Because He knows I need to recharge.

My Husband knows me better than anyone, better than I know myself. I trust His judgment far more than I trust my own. He adores me and only wants what is best for me in life. And I appreciate that more than I can explain. I am happy. The happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. Don’t try to bring me down because you live your life differently than I live mine.

And don’t call my Husbands rules stupid.

Don’t ever tell me I can’t like a fictional character. Honestly the policing of what people can and can’t like on this site is toxic. If it isn’t hurting anyone else then leave people be.

Idk what the fuck is going on with me but I’m kinda freaking the shit out.

I’m either imagining things too much or maybe it’s a sign of something..? I think this all started in august? So, heh. You should know that I always sleep with a nightlight on because if not, I can see things in the dark moving around or a human figure which scares me. Buuuut one night in august, I felt like I could sleep without the nightlight on and I gave it a try. I think I woke up around 2 am and that’s when I saw a dragonfly, in my room. Just flying in the air right in front of my face. I remember the way it was perfectly formed and the small details and the way the wings moved so fast, EVERYTHING! But I couldn’t make out the colors because it was dark, though I have a window so I could see a little light that the moon gave.

The weird thing about this was it wasn’t making any noise at all, it was staring at me with those pitch black eyes and it wasn’t moving at all (except for its wings) until I moved or tried to touch it or turn on the light. But every time I made a move, it would always fade away.

First time I saw it, I was shocked. I didn’t move for probably 2 minutes because I just couldn’t understand how the heck a dragonfly got into my room when I had my door and window closed. But as soon as it disappeared, I always shrugged it off and then went back to sleep.

1 hour later, 3 am. I woke up again. I see the dragonfly again but this time on my left side and closer to my face. It disappeared when I made a move. I fell back to sleep again. Then it happened again when it was 4 am. And that was a month ago and it didn’t come back until yesterday. The same thing happened and it only happens when I don’t have the light on. The fact that it only wakes me up around 3 am and 3 times is actually kinda interesting. Is this happening to you too or something similar to this? Ik some of you might not believe in me and I don’t blame you for that because this sounds too ridiculous but I am gonna be honest with you that this is more than 100% real.

Future Mrs. Benn - Jamie Benn #4

Originally posted by puckinginsane

about/request: If you want could you write Jamie benn fluff where you two just got engaged and you have a super sweet day just hanging out and talking about hownto knew you loved each other and talking about future family and stuff. Please and thank you!!

warnings: none

authors note: this was grossly fluffy like it is full on total fluff so i hope you like it!!

word count: 1365

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  • me: hey brain can we maybe find a less terrible character to lust after
  • my brain: what? I didn't hear you, I was too busy listening to Holland's voice... that voice, like a shadow in the woods at night... deep and smooth and foreign... a stone worn smooth, with a weight that made her knees weaken...

I love too much, too strongly, and sometimes too blindly but will I ever stop? no

You know what makes me sad? People don’t taking in notice Annabeth’s feeling for Percy, her feelings for his are as strong as his, but we don’t talk enough about it. It’s mostly how Percy loves Annabeth but there are a few times people talk about how much Annabeth loves Percy. And she does, she loves him so much, she is crazy about him. 

People usually focus on what will happen and how crazy Percy would go if Annabeth was the one missing, but guys, Annabeth counted every single minute she couldn’t find Percy. Percy is everything she wanted, he is her something permanent, she has know since the beginning and she knew about his feelings for him and she also knew he would probably die. 

Yes, she had a crush on Luke, but that crush was not even near to what she feels for Percy. He’s her family, he is her home. She started having a crush on him since the summer they met, that’s even longer since Percy started having a crush on her

Annabeth’s feelings for Percy as just as strong as Percy’s feelings for her and they shouldn’t be overlooked.

Anybody younger than me calling themselves an “LGBT elder” or a gay elder is absolutely ridiculous. Like, I am way too young to be any kind of elder at 27, I promise at 18 or 20 you aren’t either.. What I am is a lesbian big sister, and that is completely something that we can do as young people helping other young people. Don’t trust people who try to take on that much authority instead of trusting their opinions to speak for themselves.

Those same people don’t want to listen to our actual elders, many of whom are bullied and mistreated in nursing homes or suffering from extreme isolation with no families, or knowing our rich and amazing history as it stretches back decades.

If you’d like to support gay elders, consider donating to SAGE (sageusa.org)! They are a national organization advocating for and providing services to our aging community 65 and older. Our community didn’t start in the last ten years.

You Can (Not) Receive

Im so sorry, I need to make some space in my brain, so Im putting this AU idea here. Dont mind me… (/o\)

Kawoshin volleyball AU where Gendo is the chairman of a school with a successful volleyball team and he forces Shinji to play for them. He is

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Too Tall

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Warnings: Language, drinking, bullying, bar guys being assholes, passionate kissing

Word Count: 1482

A/N: This was supposed to be a drabble but apparently, my head doesn’t know what that means. I apparently can’t write anything under 1000 words lol. This is my first Sam fic that wasn’t like sisterly so tell me what you think. Also, my first request yay!

Request: Oo oo oo! I gotta request for a drabble! Sam comforts a tall (preferably female) reader? Cause I’m 5'11 and get made fun of for my height all the time. (Ps, not sure if this is what you meant, if not feel free to ignore it) - Anon

^ so like they are not this rough in the story but how Sam places his hands on her face correlates to the story 

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