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Someone in the notes of the last Leyendecker post I reblogged mentioned having difficulty telling his work and Rockwell’s apart, and I know from experience that many people get them confused, which is somewhat astonishing as, to my eyes, their styles are very distinct. Leyendecker was Rockwell’s idol and mentor, but they were very different people and were interested in portraying different aspects of humanity, even when the basic subject matter was the same.

Surface-level, here are some differences:

  • Leyendecker smoothed out faults and imperfections (in the young. he stylized them in the old); Rockwell exaggerated them to mild or moderate caricature
  • Leyendecker approached his paintings as sculpture- even the merest clothing folds are carved out of the paint; Rockwell approached his paintings as drawings- the underlying contour always shines through.
  • Leyendecker used broad hatching brushstrokes and areas of smooth shine; Rockwell used more naturalistic texture and lighting
  • Leyendecker created idolized, larger-than-life figures that feel Hellenistic in their perfection; Rockwell created intimate scenes populated by figures that feel familiar in their specificity
  • Leyendecker’s best and most comfortable work was as a fashion/lifestyle illustrator; Rockwell’s best and most comfortable work was as an editorial/humor illustrator 
  • Leyendecker created beautiful still lives with his figures; Rockwell told compelling stories
  • Leyendecker often created erotic tension in his paintings; Rockwell almost never did.

See below: Two paintings of soldiers with women, but in Rockwell’s there is a clear punchline, and while the poses are contrived for the sake of composition, they’re not self-conscious. The women are pretty- as demanded by the central joke- but not truly sexualized anywhere but in the mind of the young soldier who is being overloaded with cake and attention. 

Contrast Leyendecker’s soldiers with a young nurse. Everyone in this image is posing attractively- no one has their mouth full or ears sticking out. Each crease and fold is sharp and sculptural, and the light picks out their best features- in particular the shoulders and posterior of the soldier facing away from the viewer. There is neither joke nor story, merely a group of beautiful young people, portrayed with deft brushwork and graceful lines. (and check out that hatching! That’s indicator #1 that you’ve got a Leyendecker image)

Leyendecker was very comfortable with “hot young things wearing clothes”, and did them very VERY well, but his facility with idealization came at the cost of personalization, which was fine for fashion illustration, but shows in his domestic scenes: 

Beautiful, but… cold. (Also, that hand on the left- who holds a baby with their hand like that??? Good lord, J.C.) Compare a Rockwell illustration (for a baby food brand, I believe) of a mother and baby: this is clearly a real and individual young mother and baby, interacting exactly how parents and babies really interact.

Even when they did basically the same content, and putting aside posing or composition or anything other than objective visual analysis, it’s still obvious who is who:

  • Red: NR’s smoother rendering vs JCL’s super cool hatching
  • Green: NR’s naturalistic cloth folds vs JCL’s sculptural stylization
  • Blue: NR’s natural lighting vs JCL’s world where everything is shiny

Now go forth, confident in the knowledge that you’ll never confuse a Rockwell or a Leyendecker ever again, and can refute any claim that their styles are ‘virtually identical’. 

the creepiest thing I have seen in real life was this one time I accidentally went to a furry party on campus and in the corner of the room was what was, at first glance, a normal human woman, but at second glance, was a person wearing a somewhat featureless human mask, wig, scarf, and other normal clothes. 

They did not leave the corner the entire time.

my current hypothesis is that  they were an animal of some kind, attending the party as their humansona

 Ok. I shared this in the tags but I thought I’d share properly in case people cba to read them.

So basically a while ago I was talking to someone who is a pretty credible source within wrestling. He told me that Pete Dunne told him a story about when he was at a signing and a girl asked him to bite her. Yes we get it that’s his thing and UGH IF THATS YOUR KINK THEN FINE but the whole thing really creeped him out and bothered him and to be frank, turned him off completely. Then she got upset when he wouldn’t do it and asked for him to bite her t-shirt.

Like 1.. ITS FUCKING CREEPY AS HELL. You don’t just ask someone on the street to do something like that. 2. Dude has a girlfriend, how would YOU feel if your partner bit some random girl who was thirsting after them (you can imply it’s non-sexual all you want but come on!)  and 3. ITS FUCKING CREEPY

It’s literally the same as being cat called or asked to do things by men who think you are hot. “Give me a hug? Oh why not!” Think about how you feel when a man says stuff like that to you and how cheap and vile you’re made to feel by another person when they say sexually suggestive things to you without your consent.

Why can’t we start thinking of wrestlers (or any male celeb) as a person, who has feelings and emotions and aren’t just there to satisfy your never ending thirst? TREAT THEM AS NORMAL PEOPLE. You would NOT every say that to someone you know, why don’t people have filters? 

I’m all for the private thirst train, I have no issue with people saying shit like that in private/on Tumblr but don’t tweet it to them and DONT say it to them in real life. Have some respect for yourself and that person. It’s not cute and it’s not endearing, it’s weird. Honestly, how do you expect thm to react to such unsolicited sexual advances? Probably the same as you would if a guy said it to you out of the blue.

BOTTOM LINE. Learn some boundaries. Female fans have a bad name in this business enough as it is without your thirsty ass ruining it for everyone because quite frankly, Im sick of going to shows and feeling like all the male wrestlers thinking I’m a ring rat when I just wanna talk to them because even though they are HOT AS FUCK I also quite like that they can do the wrasslin’. 

I really want a girlfriend.

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GOT7 reaction to meeting a fan who runs a very popular Kpop Youtube channel and who has reacted to a lot of their mv’s

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He’d be so stoked to meet someone who really loves his music a lot, he also thinks it’s cool to finally see you in person after months of just watching you on a screen. (that sounds creepy as hell but I promise its not)

Originally posted by ceohan

JB

He’d be so excited to meet you, but as the leader he would be so thankful for all of the compliments and constructive criticism you’ve provided in your videos.

Originally posted by defsouljb

Jackson

He would get along with you straight away after kind of getting to know your personality after watching your videos, he’d want to take pics for instagram and snapchat just so he could have things to remember this day by.

Originally posted by markjin

Jinyoung

Like Mark he’d be really excited to meet someone who really likes their music enough to make videos about them, even though he doesn’t actually watch the videos himself. I also feel like he’d also low-key high-key flirt with you because he wants to get to know you more.

Originally posted by tuanpumpkins

Youngjae

He’d be so shy meeting you for the first time like everyone is when they meet their favourite celebrity. He’d also want to get to know you and would keep telling you how much he enjoyed your videos and feedback.

Originally posted by got7-out

BamBam

You guys would practically be best friends as he’s watched basically all of your videos and you’ve watched all of his reality shows so it kinda seems like you guys had been friends for years or something.

Originally posted by wassereis

Yugyeom

He’d also be so excited to meet someone who loved his songs and his dancing, he wouldn’t stop asking about how much you liked certain videos and songs and would also take a lot of photos with you to commemorate that day.

Originally posted by chichangyu


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Okay, so we all know our sniper couple in the Assassination Classroom, right? Chiba and Hayami?

These two:

Well, I was watching Sound! Euphonium and I found their child. No joke, I seriously found their daughter:

I don’t know what her name is and I can’t find it on the wiki, but no one can deny this. 

She freaking has Chiba’s bangs and hair colour (ish) with Hayami’s pigtails!!

Edit: Okay, thanks to dr-j33, I found out that her name’s Chieri Takashita. Cute name. If I find out that either Hayami or Chiba plays the clarinet, I’m going to flip so much shit you have no idea. :D 

i love reading. ppl who have bad english. like. its fucking unique. this russian dude said “kind morning friends.” kind morning!! thats so fucking special.

and i dont mean that in any sort of creepy way, like, its cool as hell how languages do that weird shit. also i love ‘kind morning’ so much what the hell im stealing that

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When exploring off the beaten path, its important to watch where you’re going - lest you fall into A PORTAL TO HELL!!! 

Or maybe its just a creepy old water well. 

This old well has been hidden in the woods in Collin County, Texas for a looooong time. How long? Long enough for a large Hackberry tree to sprout from a seed and grow to maturity at the edge of it. There are no signs of a house or barn (or ruins of same) nearby, which is kind of odd. Usually water wells in this part of the country are found fairly close to livestock or people shelters …. otherwise you wouldn’t need the water. Its in a fairly heavily wooded area too.

I kept an eye open for that creepy long haired girl from The Ring to come crawling out of the dark depths… but, thankfully, she never did.

That’s some @sixpenceee shit :)

anonymous asked:

maybe this is a bad time to post selfies? porn bots are currently reblogging people's selfies and other posts and removing the caption and adding some text like "I just came home. Do you want to chat? *insert virus link*" and it's really creepy. u pretty tho

that’s horrible, the hell???? 

also thank you but

what on Earth is happening