but it's not crucial

Each house as: Emperor's New Groove quotes
  • Gryffindor: "Oh, it's not the first time I was tossed out of a window, and it won't be the last. What can I say? I'm a rebel."
  • Hufflepuff: "Hey, it doesn't always have to be about you. This poor little guy's had it rough. Seems a talking llama gave him a hard time the other day."
  • Ravenclaw: "Well, which is it? That sounds like a pretty crucial conjunction."
  • Slytherin: "I know. It's called a "cruel irony", like my dependence on you."
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When [the destined person] has reached the lowest point in their life,
the BEHELIT will find its way them.

» requested by @gatsca
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We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when. But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day.

Weirdmageddon Pt. 3: Take Back The Falls
Aired 1 year ago (February 15, 2016)

empty houses don’t have an emphasis, they are not a focus of the individual’s life, energy is not deposited here. it exists, as life does, but its not a crucial part of life, so theres not really a reason to go into it so much, everyone has signs on the house cusps and cusp rulers which colour the expression. like no direct planets in the 5th house doesnt mean you won’t have children for example, lots of people have children, it just means you wont see having a child as being integral or developing. by alluding to empty houses being a form of deficit creates a complex and means we are living life on someone else’s terms. when outer planets transit through empty houses, a significant focus on an element of life that had been previously neglected can occur. like somebody who was had been negligent or frivolous with relationships has an empty 7th house but saturn moves through the house by transit and suddenly the individual’s whole consumption becomes relationships and its seriousness for 2 and a half years for example 

anonymous asked:

Can i ask how you go about painting your backgrounds?? They always look so nice and I end up staring at them bc W O W

AWAWA!! THANK U ANON!!!! i actually struggle a LOT w/ bgs thats why most of my artwork doesnt have them.. but im trying to change that…

LONG POST

im no expert in these sorts of things, but i was fortunate enough to be mentored by @snatti who helped me with backgrounds and color theory (PLS GO SUPPORT HIS PATREON HES AMAZING BTW)

there are just some principles you have to keep in mind when painting backgrounds. i always focus on controlling value first and then laying down colors afterwards. ill use these two examples of my artwork to explain. the first is my most recent background piece of lillie from pokemon and the second is my first homework assignment i did with atey during my mentorship

its crucial to control your values since it helps create depth in your artwork and distinguish objects. 

i think there was around 3-4 months between these artworks? you can tell the bottom artwork looks very flat compared to the one on top.

when painting in photoshop, i like creating a new adjustment layer thats just black and white atop of all of my colors to help me see what i need to highlight or darken in terms of values. 

next is color theory AND I STILL STRUGGLE A LOT WITH THIS but ill try my best to explain my thought process??

from hindsight, we identify things by its immediate color as they are portrayed, so when we think of apples we immediately say ITS RED or when we think of trees and grass, we say ITS GREEN. with color theory, lighting, and etc coming into play, we have to change the colors a bit in order for it to make sense and appear realistic. 

here is an example. the colors here are too saturated, wrong values, and do not harmonize well with each other to create a realistic landscape. when we add source of light, times of days, it changes the colors.

lets pretend the time of this piece is somewhere in the morning.. 10am? i changed the color of the sky to be less green and more blue. same goes with the grass also. usually shadows or anything receding will be a cool color.

lets take a look at value again too: 

nice  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

majority of the colors are warmer now because of the sunset (same with the shadows too)? 5pm-6pm? the grass is no longer green, but rather a muted brown, but you still know its grass.

although one thing that will REALLY REALLY REALLY help is painting from life. painting from the top of your head might be more difficult, but if you observe the way colors work and your surroundings, it will help you immensely.

hope this helps :’3 and sorry for the long post…

On the Importance of Ace Representation

+ Why Ace Writers Should Be the Ones Doing It  (Although All Help is Appreciated)

This post is an indirect response glassscaffolding’s discussion about Ace Representation. The original post can be found here. I, however, will be talking about my own experience writing ace characters, and why, particularly as an ace writer, writing ace characters is important. The original post doesn’t need to be read for any continuity reasons, although I encourage you to take the time regardless, as she talks about some crucial points about ace representation and its essential nature.

To begin: hello. My name is Niamh, and I am a biromantic asexual. Usually I describe myself as ace, as it’s the only part of my sexuality that I am 100% sure about, and it’s the part of me that I consider most obviously influences my own identity. I am also a writer: fantasy, conspiracy, non-fiction… I’ve been writing for almost the entirety of my life. And yet, as important as both of these things are in my life, until recently I had never once written an asexual character.

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anonymous asked:

Heya, so I was wondering how exactly do you finish off the edge of a mouth on a toony suit? I haven't seen a single tutorial or guide explaining it anywhere. Do you sew the fur over the top of a glued lining? Or the other way around? Or get an extra piece of mouth fabric and make a lip? Or sew the two pieces together, slip it on the head and somehow glue it down?

I have only recently mastered this after … gosh, however many years I have been making costumes. It has taken a lot of research and development to get myself to this point. So I appreciate credit, but also sincerely hope y’all have a chance to chip in to my Patreon if you get the chance, it will continue to encourage my innovation and show me you appreciate these sort of replies – in a financially supportive way!


I pattern my fursuit heads to have a liner that is non-balaclava based. That means I build my foam head shapes first, hollow them as much as I can, and then tailor a liner to fit the interior. This liner I sew from quilted broadcloth, and then I use either lycra ironed to interfacing or anti-pill fleece for the mouth lining/eye lining(sometimes I add in lining for ear vent holes and the neck as well). For someone making their own head, you can make a tape pattern of half of the interior, mirror it, and then tailor a liner based off that.

Tip: Save that primary liner pattern, it generally can be revised for each new head for a custom fit. As you make more heads you get a better sense of what needs revised about it. I save almost all my patterns and revise them for use on future masks and it saves me a lot of time so I don’t have to repeat tasks from scratch, and I can learn more from it each time.

Here is the start of my liner – before I add ear vents and before I add the neck and mouth on – This is the general shape I have saved and tailor or revise for use in future heads.

When I get to the mouth – the part that was asked about! I carefully tape-pattern the desired mouth shape, it gets cut out with a very small margin since I hand-sew the fur to mouth (I will describe this a little later). Be sure to sew anything that needs sewn directly to the liner, including any other accessories – like teeth & tongue (they can also be marked out on the tape pattern)!

You can (sort of) see even the mouth corners are patterned in, too. Those are the triangular-looking extra pieces coming off the left and the right. This liner & teeth & velcro for the tongue is all machine-sewn up to this point.

The time I install the liner comes before I fur the mask. Its crucial! First I pin it in place as a “dry fit,” sometimes I do another revision step once I see it all together. Once finalized, then I start gluing down all the easy-to-glue loose edges (I use hot glue).

When I need to glue down an interior segment I cannot reach easily: I cut a small slice in the foamwork, fit the glue tip in to reach the liner, glue the liner through the slice and then squirt a bit more glue to close that slice in the foam right back up. When gluing down the mouth leave a margin of unglued area around the edges – those will be sewn.

This is the glued down interior. I have also cut openings for my eyes and very large ear vents (those are BIG but well-hidden in the “C” curve of my ear’s base, btw.)

Tape pattern the rest of your critter for your fur. Measure your pattern, order your fur, and when it arrives cut your pattern and sew it up however you wish. Leave the jaw separate from the face, it will be easier to attach to the liner.

Use a blanket stitch or similar to sew your jaw fur on! Matching thread color to fabric is important, as it may show.

The end result is very clean once turned right side out.You can see on my upper mouth where I left the edge unglued to instead be sewn. The top jaw and mouth corners, too, were sewn in this way.

You can also use this technique to sew the inside liners of ears or other areas that need a smooth edge but may call for separate treatment from the rest of the head. 

Happy crafting! For more costume tutorials, visit my website Matrices.net

Looks™ by Even

lets start off with mr. hot and movie star even, just casually sitting there with his feet propped up on the table like nbd and don’t be fooled, he actually is this flawless 

imma just take a moment to now mention joint-tucked-behind-my-ear even, its crucial to show how extra even really is

and just for the aesthetic, imma add the oh so famous remake of the talk show host scene where even is a literal movie star figure and he just HAS to bring out the shades because he’s that guy

we got some lounging!even w his hood up, no shoes, chilling on the floor action going on. theres more hoodie up action coming up, stay tuned 

now this is just put in here because even is just so effortlessly beautiful but this is even tryna act cool and collected but secretly his heart is beating super fast

now for one of my personal favorites, the time where even got us ALL shook with his extra ass self, with the whole jean jacket shoulder thing going on. honestly, he’s too extra, why is he like dis

LETS NOT LET THIS MASTERPIECE BE FORGOTTEN 

next we got wet hair and wet body and wet shirt and just WET even with his shoulders just there being all broad and hot and ugh wow what a look (shook)

hey we got another example of this hood up cute look by even. what a puppy. what a lil baby. isaks lil baby. so cute wow, PLUS he’s wearing our favorite shirt thats been passed around

now we got “hey we just had a magical day which included lots of great conversations and cuddling and i slept over but i snuck out in the morning and haven’t spoken to you in like 2 days but hey im back and imma fuck around and hook up with sonja in 2 days but i look good” look. honestly what even is that scarf

another personal favorite, frat boy, super chill and laid back even. honestly, ill be very offended if i don’t see this kind of guy in frat parties next year when im off at university. that is all.

ok now my heart is breaking at this one but here is “i just broke your heart and my own heart but im just going to watch over you by a distance and hope you’re out and sneak drawings into your locker and pocket and ill still love and wait for you and maybe purposely run into you in the shop” look

heres a lil sad puppy whose terribly in love and just wants to b loved and saved in return and is sorry for leaving but is also really horny and wants to fuck

and now we got even being the flawless being that he is and rocking the whole white shirt thing with isaks grey sweatpants. “mr. cooking in the kitchen the morning after. mr. i didn’t leave this time, im here, i love you. mr. I LOVE GABRIELLE. mr. say im the man of your dreams” look with his signature lil hair piece flopping on his forehead

self explanatory. we can’t forget even’s pale ass getting mAC DONAldSS

bringing back another personal fav: the look where even is terrified and super in love but he’s also really ill and just needs someone to save him and be there for him. protect this boy at all costs please

here we have cuddly and sleepy and ill even but not to worry! isak is there for him, saving him right back. how adorable is he

this look is actual proof that even bech naesheim is the literal sun and he’s very beautiful and deserves all the love and support from the world. isaks grey sweatpants are making a comeback!!! and also the reused hoodie

and to finish off with another one of my favorites, the happy!even look. so cute and happy and disgustingly in love with his lover and its the perfect look to finish off the season and hopefully that look was proof he’s season 4 main LMAO IM OUT

anonymous asked:

Hi! Um um, is it okay to ask if Janna has a Filipino heritage? Because her last name despite being Spanish sounding, also sounds like a Filipino surname! I'd be so happy if she were, but it's also cool if she isn't! But if this info is crucial or like important later in the series or a surprise, then feel free to ignore this ask! Thank you very much for reading!

It’s my understanding that Janna is Filipino-American! I believe Daron makes an effort to include racial diversity that reflects the IRL diversity of southern California (the setting of SVTFOE). 

Ok, I know it’s Mother’s Day today, but I have a message to any mothers out there. Don’t berate and scold your children if they forget it’s Mother’s Day. That’s NOT what being a mother is about.

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Chungking Express (重庆森林) dir. Wong Kar-wai. 1994.

Consisting of two narratives told in sequence, Chungking Express describes the amorous pursuits of two Hong Kong policemen. The protagonists of each portion appear fleetingly in the other story, rendering the movie a delicate intertwining of two drastically different experiences.

The film first visits newly broken-up He Qiwu, played by Takeshi Kaneshiro, who decides to allow a month of reprieve after his girlfriend ends their relationship on April 1st. Every day, he buys a can of pineapple, his ex-girlfriend’s favorite fruit, with an expiration date of May 1st; once the pineapples expire, his love will have either been mended or fit to expire forever. On May 1st, he approaches a woman in a blonde wig in a bar; unknown to him, she is attempting to rectify a fumbled drug-dealing operation. 

The second story revolves around unnamed Cop 663, played by Tony Leung, similarly surviving a difficult break-up. He is cheered by the efforts of an enthusiastic snack bar worker, Faye, played by Faye Wong, who begins to harbor affections for him. Their storyline reflects the ubiquitous conflicts between lofty personal ambition and romance with others.

Chungking Express was filmed during Wong Kar-wai’s brief respite from filming Ashes of Time. Location and setting were crucial during its production, as Wong wished to highlight the contrasts between the two sequential stories. He’s portion was filmed in Chungking Mansions, a center of cultural interaction, and the unnamed cop’s segment was filmed in Central, near a popular food shop called Midnight Express that was later converted into a 7-11. Chungking Express received holistically positive reviews from an international audience and still receives acclaim today.

“If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years…”

high school au luke skywalker things:
  • eats a LOT of kraft mac n cheese
  • shakes ur parents’ hand when he meets them
  • listens to lana del rey when he gets ready in the morning 
  • actually tries his best in gym class
  • his shoe laces are always untied tbh 
  • checks his horoscope every day (han makes fun of him for it)
  • buys a tacky tourist poncho from every place he visits and wears them all the time
  • LOVES leia, they always go to the diner to get waffles at like 1 in the morning. he uses an excessive amount of syrup and the waiters know to bring extra 
  • cries when han gives him a binder for his bday, it was a big ole surprise
  • keeps a journal that has a little heart-shaped lock on it and writes like 5 pages in it after he and han first kissed
  • pets a whole bunch of dogs

empty houses don’t have an emphasis, they don’t mean anything. actually count yourself luckier if you have many, at least you have directive. they are not a focus of the individual’s life, energy is not deposited here. it exists, as life does, but its not a crucial part of life, so theres not really a reason to go into it so much, everyone has signs on the house cusps and cusp rulers which colour the expression. like no direct planets in the 5th house doesnt mean you won’t have children for example, lots of people have children, it just means you wont see having a child as being integral or developing. by alluding to empty houses being a form of deficit creates a complex and means we are living life on someone else’s terms. when outer planets transit through empty houses, a significant focus on an element of life that had been previously neglected can occur. like somebody who was had been negligent or frivolous with relationships has an empty 7th house but saturn moves through the house by transit and suddenly the individual’s whole consumption becomes relationships and its seriousness for 2 and a half years for example