but it's what makes them such great characters

anonymous asked:

Sorry, if you've answered this before, but do you have any tips on drawing mouths and lips?

Hello anon! :D I’m not the best at making tutorials and giving tips but I’ll do my best to answer your question! ^^

I sure do love drawing lips! It might be in fact my favourite part of the face to draw. 

Let’s see what makes them so irresistible ;)

tip 1: let them shine! that tiny shiny spot does wonders for the lips - it makes them fuller, softer and more three dimensional. It also makes the lips look slightly wet. Sexy!

tip 2: Build the depth with some darker spots. Quirking corners are great for that, and if you make the darkest spot in the middle of the mouth it seems like it’s about to part. And maybe whisper something seductive ;)

tip 3: The very middle of upper lip is my favourite area, it gives the mouth its distinct character. It’s also a great spot to play with shadows, one lighter stroke, one darker stroke and you have a very dramatic shading going on! 

tip 4: When drawing lineart it’s good to keep the line varying in width and pressure. Equally thin, flat line might look good in anime, but even there it’s rarely the case. Making the line thicker in the shadowy part of the mouth adds depth to your drawing. 

General remarks:

I almost never outline the upper lip, it tends to look weird. Just a thin “U” shape in the middle is usually enough.

Upper lip is usually in the shadow, at least half of it. Lower lip tends to catch the light, especially with pouty plump lips. The more shadow you add under it, the fuller the lips look. 

When drawing male characters I usually play around with skin tones instead of pink and red (see the third row of examples). But it’s not a rule. Some boys rock them rosy lips. ;)

Never paint the teeth white, never. Gray, yellowish and pinkish tones are great. 

And the final tip: use reference! Look for pictures of people with beautiful lips, with thin lips and full lips, try to see which line goes where and how it changes the shape and expression. I hardly ever draw without a reference.

Good luck!  👄

The whole “Lucius was abusive with Draco” thing has always been so funny to me. Really, I don’t get how people are able to believe something so silly. 

Seriously, guys, wake the fuck up, if Lucius had been abusive with his son, he wouldn’t have been a part of the series. You know why? Because Narcissa “If you attack my son again I shall ensure that is the last thing you ever do” Malfoy would have killed him ten times in a row. 

I made myself a Derp Villain!Deku (or Yandere!Deku?) for my profile pic on IG, in a similar vein to my Derp YYS pic on here lolol.

Boi finally snapped from Bakugo’s shit 8D

  • Lou Ellen: We each need to pick someone from the original team, and perform their role in the group! We can be exactly like them... but better!
  • Will: That... sort of makes sense.
  • Lou Ellen: I call Annabeth! I'm obviously best suited to being the boss.
  • Cecil: You are very bossy.
  • Lou Ellen (voice breaking): Thank you.
  • Will: Then I'll do what Grover does!
  • Lou Ellen: Cecil, you can be Percy.
  • Cecil: Which one is he?
  • [Lou Ellen makes a disgusted face]
  • Cecil: I'm joking.
  • Lou Ellen: Great! You're already in character!

it’s so dear to me how in the animated scenes you see the djs as gods looking after shao and giving him strength… like 1. what kind of AMAZING reflection on mythology and what is a myth and to whom like I love that yes and 2. this is such a great way to write an origin story.. like yes!! its legendary they are legendary 3. it really goes to show how lonely shao is and how he made a world for himself from nothing and his entire space is so divorced from everyone else’s and that’s what makes him heroic… his divinities are people he found himself 4. that’s literally his link with dizzee who’s the one drawing and that shows how he obviously perceived shao as a fellow alien/hero and that’s what brings them together even more as lgbt characters who genuinely get one another 5. my baby is not alone he is loved and got people looking for him whether that be metaphorical god like djs in the sky or a friend picturing him as some kind of chosen demigod because he loves him and that’s how he sees him…. my superhero kids

I’m sorry I’m just really angry at the antis in the voltron fandom right now.

I mean

You guys made a petition. A FUCKING petition.

I don’t even know why some of you are even still here. You clearly don’t give two iotas of shit about the show, its creators, or even other fans.

I mean have any of you, any of the people who signed that petition, actually THOUGHT about what you’re doing? You are essentially demanding that the showrunners, the people who made this wonderful series for us all to enjoy, to bend over backwards to cater to YOUR needs and YOUR wants and for what?

So you can have some ground to stand on the next time you decide to tell someone to kill themselves over a ship? So you can have a “canon” reason for why YOUR way of doing things is superior? Or is it so you can begin policing the fandom so you can pretend that you have some kind of power over your life and that your not just some child who has to deal with the world around them growing realer and realer as time goes on and you have no idea what to do because you have all these new feelings you cant explain and your powerless to stop them?

I’ve been in fandoms since I was 14 years old. And I’ve never seen a group of people so utterly dedicated to destroying a series they pretend to love.

Because you don’t love the series. Hell, I’m not even sure you LIKE it.

Otherwise you would have realized hwo pointless all this is because SHIPS DONT MATTER.

THEY’VE NEVER MATTERED

THEY DONT MATTER WHEN YOU GET HURT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THEY DONT MATTER WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES

THEY DONT MATTER WHEN SOMEONE BREAKS YOUR HEART FOR THE FIRST TIME

AND THEY CERTAINLY DONT MATTER WHEN YOUR ON THE INTERNET DRAWING FUCKING FANART OF TWO FICTIONAL CHARACTERS FUCKING.

Here’s a thought experiemnt.

You create a statue. It’s yours. You made it. It’s your baby, and you love it, and while you dont think it’s perfect its YOURS. It can’t belong to anyone else but YOU.

But other people don’t see that.

They start to tell you how your statue should look, start to argue about the color, the shapes, the very core of it’s being. And when you ask them why they keep trying to change the statue they claim its because they “love” it.

But they don’t love it.

They wanna possess it. Make it theirs. They wanna claim your statue as their own property despite not having spent any of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making it.

And possessing something and controlling it and twisting it to what you want to be isn’t love. Not even close.

If none of you can see why it is this behavior is harmful, or why it is that most of the fandom isn’t behind you…

then go.

Just leave.

None of the voltron fans WANT you here. We all just wanna enjoy this great show with its great characters. And yeah, there’s probably a good portion of us who DONT like the idea of shiro being shipped with the other characters because we interpret them as being from different age groups. But the difference is that fans, REAL fans, know where the line in the sand is drawn and don’t cross it. THEY know and understand that while they love the series, it doesn’t belong to them. They gotta let it grow on its own and be its own thing.

There are PLENTY of voltron fans who dislike shaladin or it’s ilk for what it is. But they understand that its something that up to interpretation because it’s a SHOW. A show they LIKE and ENJOY for reasons outside of the fan shipping.

YOu think the fandom is behidn you?

Ha

ha

ha

Voltron is a 30 year franchise.

There are fans of the series with KIDS.

REAL adults who know what the REAL world is like.

And nearly all of them aren’t behind you.

The universe is a big place. Bigger than the world. Bigger than your house. Bigger than your room. Or your laptop. And it’s DEFINITELY bigger than tumblr.

And if you don’t want to be a part of that universe with the rest of us. I have three words for you.

There’s the door.

Your Characters Are Lying! How to Spin Lies & Keep the Reader Guessing

As everyone knows, when anyone in pretty much anything says, “I’m fine” or some variant of that, you know it’s a lie. We’re practically programed to think that nowadays, so first, keep that in mind when you’re writing, next, let’s talk about how to get more clever than that. Let’s talk lies

  • Lies are seductive. I don’t mean that in a romantic context, though it can exist there too, but basically, the rule is that whatever is said, you’ll want to believe it. Even if it’s far-fetched. You want it to be true. 
  • Why is the character lying? The reason will be character development, so make it good. Explore the possibilities behind their motives, make them sneaky. 
  • Why is the character being lied to? What does the character want so badly that they might possibly believe this lie? This is more character development whether or not the character believes the lie. 
  • Plan your lies. You don’t have to plan it all out, but make sure you know who knows what about who. This is a way you can be really sneaky. Even if the reader knows everything, it’s still exciting to see how it all unfolds. 

As far as lies go, its a great way to show character as well as adding an extra layer of conflict and tension. It can get confusing but a few properly executed lies will add an extra layer of dimension to your story. Happy writing!

MITSU’S TOP TEN ANIME OF 2016

Wow what a shit year! Not for anime, I mean, it was okay at worst. I think we’re definitely at the upward slope of the anime renaissance now, but still at the very start of it. It’s hard to think about that when most of what comes out (and is somehow popular) is just…the most generic shit. Well, I did the work for you. I weeded and trudged through some of the worst anime around and even some of my shit favorites to bring you the actual good, worth watching anime of the year.

Yeah, not everything you saw or want to see on this list is here, but you can check my foreword from last week that explains all that garbage. Links to each anime’s respective review will be on the titles (and added for those that just finished). Know that this list is pretty fluid. From 8 or 7 up, it’s all very much I loved them, but the higher up, the more I recommend anyone watch them.

10. Magical Girl Raising Project

Madoka was cool. I finally watched it this year and I was just as blown away by the psychological aspects as I expected to be. It just lacked that extra bite it needed to really scare my pants off. MGRP however, did indeed take a few years off of my life. I’m really in ruins right now since I can grab you by the shoulders and tell you now: you’ll like a lot of these characters and their thought out designs and personalities, but don’t get attached, cus ALMOST ALL OF THEM DIE.

I have to put MGRP on this list because aside from its fun and original designs, awesome interactions, cool-ass premise and execution (sometimes literally), it had some amazing rewatch value. I watched this anime three times, which is a lot to do in one year. I just had to watch people’s reactions and seeing stuff hidden in the background and revisiting some foreshadowing was so much fun. Definitely worth a watch and I’ll cover more about it in my upcoming review.

9. Orange

Regrets, like I have over not putting Kekkai Sensen into last year’s list, are the main theme of Orange. Buried under the shoujo themes of romance, high school, and angst, lies the actual regret: letting a friend kill himself. The main story unfolds itself very slowly as the group of friends discover that is what they must prevent, but it’s done in a realistic way. The signs of depression and suicide are so jokingly cast aside; it’s no wonder people miss it before it’s too late.

The climax of this story was heart-pounding and gut-wrenching. You find yourself rooting so hard for there to be success, to save someone who may not want to be saved, but must be saved. It might also make you pay closer attention to those around you. It’s an important anime to watch. If you do want one with a little less romantic emphasis though, I recommend you see Colorful instead (or also!).

8. Sweetness and Lightning

I need to marry someone who can cook. It doesn’t have to be a five-star chef, though I wouldn’t complain if it were the case, but Sweetness and Lightning reignited my need to be fed well. The show is about how food brings family and friends together. Aside from the great character interactions, well written children characters, and for god’s sake, the beautiful, perfect looking food, this anime was so pure in the amount of love put into it.

The food tops even some shown in Shokugaki no Soma, purely cus it’s doable for someone with a low skill level (like me), the meals are made for picky eaters (like me), and there’s not a ridiculously emphasis put on the orgasmic nature of food. That’s a thing that Shokugeki no Soma and even Koufuku Graffiti used stylistically in a comedic manner, but it doesn’t fit in Sweetness and Lightning for good reason. This show is accessible in that way, making it easier to show to someone who might want to try anime, but doesn’t want all the sexy fanservice.

7.Drifters

Kick-ass and Metal come to mind when Drifters is mentioned. I love Kohta Hirano’s previous work, Hellsing, a lot. It was a massive gore and blood fest with a sprinkling of comedy in the mix. This is a war and gore fest with a, not a sprinkling of comedy, but more like Hirano accidentally knocked the bottle of comedy over when he was checking on the oven directly into said mix. It’s really funny, but also really awesome. I have a lot to say about it in my review, but I think a dog fight with dragons involved kind of state my case for me. Also Elves, Dwarves and other Tolkien demihumans and monsters abound. It’s fun.

The animation is also gorgeous, especially that stylized, graphic novel looking opening theme with the rock anthem “Gospel of the Throttle” making you “NA NA NA NA NA NA” along with the characters every opening. It’s an excellent show to watch with friends or get yourself pumped. Returning sometime next year!

6. Kuromukuro

How can something be so trope-y, yet so damn enjoyable? Kuromukuro isn’t an original concept, but is done in an original way. The samurai trapped in a machine for 500 years is the new exchange student. The reluctant heroine needs to board the mecha to fight the alien threat. The school festival has been compromised by an alien mecha entering the atmosphere. This anime is funny, but it’s also emotional and holds a much wider scope than I ever could have expected. P.A. Works has been putting out some good contenders in the last few years, and with their lovely art style and well-balanced budget, they were able to pull off this massive mech story in an engaging and entertaining way.

I applaud the cast for one of the best ensembles on this list, bringing forth some of the best and most memorable character chemistry of the season, and some hilarious situational humor. I also cried a little near the end, but honestly, a lot of anime on this list did that to me this year.

5. My Hero Academia

Shonen anime is such a delight now, always a favorite of mine as a kid, but not as firmly as now. I love the underdogs; I love the over the top villains; I love the powers, the fights, and the yelling to infinity. It’s just so exciting and blood pumping, and MHA made it so refreshing with such an interesting spin. These characters are children, inexperienced, with quirks that may or may not be useful. I love Deku because his anxieties and general feelings of being less than everyone else not only make it exciting to see him overcome them, but to use them to keep his head and ego from getting over inflated like some shonen protagonists. Bakugo is such a good foil to him, showing where this could be a major weakness to a shonen protagonist.

Also it’s coming back with THE TOURNAMENT ARC, and if you’re like me and haven’t started the manga yet, DO IT! You won’t regret it! I’m more than excited to see more of this awesome anime in action.

4. Flip Flappers

This anime, wow this anime. I’m so upset not more people are talking about it, but have you seen this delight for the senses? I’m looking forward to reviewing it now just because my jaw is still kinda on the floor. Beautiful animation, a crazy cool style, and some of the best nonsense in magical-girl but not really fight scenes I’ve seen in a while. This anime reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my thumb on it. I do know it’s like an amalgamation of my editor’s anime “TYPE” so you’ll see more about that in the review.

But good lord did I love the heart of this show. The pure romance, the exciting battles, the trippy psychological horror. Let me just say, that one episode (the Maria Watches Over Us “GOKIGENYO”), probably has scarred me for life, but I love it. It’s just so different and good. It deserves a watch, just for how delighted your eyes will be.

3. Erased (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi)

I love a story that can get you emotionally invested and cheering for or yelling at the character who you don’t have any control over. Erased was paced beautifully (though some might disagree due to the slight differences in adaptation), and its animation only made every silent, tender moment more enjoyable to look at before the lighting and mood would change and the feeling of bloodlust would stain the air. That’s how you write suspense.

I’m a little annoyed because apparently some other people were reading some character motivations “differently,” (looking at you crunchyroll), but I think it’s safe to say this doesn’t cross the line into romance, at all, and stays a thriller about growing up in a life-threatening situation.

2. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

I love the theatre, and I love comedy and storytelling. This anime manages to hit both of these points while showcasing some of the best animation I’ve ever seen. On top of the animation, there’s good directing, and supporting that is a great soundtrack. The story is vast and covers several characters’ lives over several decades surrounding World War 2.

The rakugo, though, is what makes the story. It’s not the first anime to touch on this topic, but it’s the first to do so in such an interesting way. It was very refreshing compared to a lot of titles on this list (though many of them are refreshing ideas!) with its originality. It’s heartfelt, it’s serious, it’s funny, but it also makes me want to cry. If it weren’t for the top spot being so hype as hell and generally a weekly freak-out among me and my friends, this would have been number one.

1. Mob Psycho 100
What can I say about Mob Psycho that hasn’t already been said? Its opening is gold, its animation is unique and interesting, its writing, directing, and characters are all praise-worthy. It is just hands down the best anime of the year. You may be thinking, “but Mitsu, One Punch Man was number one LAST YEAR. Isn’t Mob a little overhyped?”

No. Sit down and shut up. One is probably one of the best writers on the scene right now and is doing a lot better at writing genuinely empathetic characters and commentary on modern anime genres and tropes than most of the big budget barf fests. I think the “overhyped” talk is nonsense when it comes to mob. It genuinely does some interesting and groundbreaking work. That’s why it’s not only on this list, but number one. It never moved an inch since I decided it should be on the list.

Everything I’ve said has BEEN said by several really good reviewers and critics out there and you should definitely check out what they have to say about it too, because honestly, they’re a lot better than I am. I like Mob Psycho, I like One Punch Man, but I like Mob more. I’m so delighted that One Punch Man will be returning shortly and I only wish for Mob to also share the spotlight, as it deserves.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about the clowns? What's their goal? specially Uta, he works with furuta but he's friends with yomo too, why nico helped kaneki's group, it's all very confusing :(

The role of a clown is to provide entertainment for entertainment’s sake, and that is exactly what the Clowns do. They push the story along in the directions they find the most entertaining. 

The Clowns are essentially hedonists; their goal in life takes the form of a sadistic pleasure in watching chaos unfold. So basically, the Clowns are fans of Tokyo Ghoul. They are the readers (and often the authors) within the story itself, detached from everything and everyone as they manipulate them for the sake of their art. Just look at how Roma appreciates Kaneki in the exact same way we did - enjoying his suffering from a detached perspective as an artform. When she says, “I won’t lose to any tragedy!”, she even describes Kaneki’s meta-rebellion against the genre of his story, his attempt to escape the tragedy he’s been written into.

They are literary analysts, meta-writers, and the representatives of the fandom - but because they’re inside the story itself, their fascination comes across as psychotic rather than insightful. Nico has the same fascination with Kaneki, noting his despair is what makes him beautiful. 

Here Nico states the detachment the Clowns draw between themselves and other people. You can either live beautifully - an artform and subject of a story - or you can live for beautiful people and be the writer of that story, directing them down the path of their struggle.

Uta makes for another great example of this. Tokyo Ghoul’s utilisation of extreme character development is one of its most fascinating features - can we really blame Uta for thinking so too?


He is an artist, after all. Uta goes on to talk about how he enjoys being so involved in the story because it’s lonely ‘on the edges’. 

As well as this being Uta openly acknowledging how he went from a side character to someone much more important (Clowns are so meta), he also admits his hedonism stems from loneliness. The easiest way to escape a tragedy is to become an author of it (or so they think). Donato is not so sentimental - his hedonism stems from purely evil intent.

The clowns all manipulate the transformation of characters in various ways. In the original series, their sole interest is in Kaneki, Uta’s “special customer”. Judging from the conversation below, it seems that this interest comes from an awareness that Kaneki is being reared as the One-Eyed King, since Nico starts talking about Kaneki immediately after the concept behind the King. Furuta, as a newer member of the Clowns, is at first unaware.

Furuta drops the steel beam on him (though unintentionally), Uta makes him his creepy mask, Itori convinces him to go to the Ghoul Restaurant, Nico helps Yamori abduct him, Itori leads him to Kanou, Nico gives him information about Aogiri, Donato encourages Amon to find him, Uta encourages him to see Yomo (and thus Rize). All of these events push Kaneki along in his development, first to his transformation into Shironeki, then towards his loss of conviction and his ‘death’. 

In :re, while still interested in Kaneki, they start playing with other major characters as well. Uta plays mind games with Mutsuki (Kaneki’s successor in tragedy), first at the auction, telling her that nobody will come to rescue her, leading her to desperate action which results eventually in her giving into her repressed desires and eating from a corpse, and again at the Clown Siege, making her snap entirely. He also attempts to manipulate Hirako and Suzuya, and he sends Kaneki his mask to help unlock his memories. Donato gets Haise to think more deeply about his amnesia and he breaks Urie, forcing him into becoming a Ghoul. Nico has brought Goat’s attention to the Great Wheel Act, and I believe that him seeing Kaneki at the party was why the Clowns were at the Auction in the first place - because they knew Kaneki would be there. See Uta’s reaction to Kaneki’s screams.

Like he’s found what he’d been looking for. If a character is skirting around an abyss, a Clown is always there to give them a helpful push.

Nico helping out Goat shows that the Clowns’ allegiance is solely to the most interesting turn of events, the same allegiance is us readers. But it’s not always easy being a Clown. You need to be able to draw that sharp divide between subject and observer that can allow you to enjoy people you know suffering from a detached perspective. Nico has mastered this; his emotion at Yamori’s death seemed sarcastic at best, and he’s happy to leave Roma in Goat’s hands. But his is where Uta falters somewhat. He does care about Yomo quite deeply, and this is expressed in his neck tattoo: nec possum tecum vivere, nec sine te (a quote from Ovid, albeit jumbled around a bit, and a hint that he’s a Clown; most meta-characters in the series are well read).

He’s struggling with fully detaching himself from this world to be a true Clown. He can’t live with Yomo because he is a true Clown; and he can’t be a true Clown because he can’t live without Yomo. I think one day he and Yomo will meet in battle, and he will be forced to decide…and I think that he will choose beautifully. He will die a tragic but beautiful death at the hand of his loved one; both author and character at once, like he has always been.

This dichotomy applies to Furuta as well. But rather than being attached to a person (his ‘love’ of Rize being just a part of his power complex), his goals are concrete, physical, and specifically within the world of the story rather than the abstract and metaphysical pleasure the Clowns derive from manipulating that world. He is a subject only playing at being an author, and that will be his undoing. Furuta’s only on Team Furuta at the end of the day, manipulating his many affiliations to further his ambition. But he’s fooling himself in believing he controls the Clowns, as Nico has already proven. Furuta is not playing the Clowns, the Clowns are playing Furuta, and they will cast him aside as soon as they stop finding him amusing.

In fact, the set-up’s already in place for his downfall when he made the hubristic move of hiring Akihiro Kanou, someone almost certainly in league with the Clowns. Roma’s presence in Kanou’s lab speaks volumes, and as much as Kanou talks about breaking open birdcages, the scorpion-butterfly on his wall says a lot more about his true nature - he takes abstract pleasure in watching things transform.

The Clowns were the ones who enabled Furuta into dropping the beam on Rize and Kaneki, providing Kanou with his ideal kakuhou and a ready test subject in one fell swoop. And Kanou has just created around 100 supersoldiers - not to mention he’s the one keeping Rize in her tank. If Donato decides he wants to control the story in a more direct way and take the throne for himself, Furuta will be easily cornered by his own Oggai, and when he rushes to see his love, he will find the tank empty, and a hungry Rize waiting to take revenge.

ingtld  asked:

You made a post saying you didn't like the female versions of overwatch characters you found. But why? I'd be interested to read your thoughts on a few representative examples of what you mean.

Sorry for the late answear, but I’ll gladly do so!

firstly, some examples:

(Just a heads up, DON’T HARASS THE ARTISTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST, nothing excuses harassement.)

(Art by: chen HG)

One of the most common traits of these female versions of male characters is the age, as you can see, this is a representation of Soldier76 as a female, in the original history hes around 50-60 years old, and I have yet to see someone with that age range that looks like a teenager. And obviously- hes sexualised.

(Art by: MIST)

This one I’m not that mad at the Junkrat, still don’t like it but its for personal reasons. But Roadhog… I believe you’re not blind, so I don’t think I have to explain this one. As I searched for this one I found even worse designs, so I’ll just get this one for the sake of my sanity.

(Art by: Raypier)

Ah, we all gotta love the classic boob+butt shot, althought this one is actually more anatomically correct. What actually made me get irked about this one is the lack of scars, age reduction and a little because of the armour, but I don’t mind it as much.

(Art by: Liang xing)

And this one. Oh man, I fucking HATE this one. Not only combines all the traits I hate about female versions, they made it referencing the day he murdered his brother. HOW can someone not have a problem with this?

But yeah, most of them have the same traits that make me hate the female versions, they turn them young and sexualized to say the least. I’m not saying Overwatch doesnt sexualize their characters, but they’re trying their best to change that.

Now lets sprinkle in some good female versions~

(Art by: Vince Aparo)

(Art by: demasiri)

(Art by: Alexandra Douglass)

(Art by: Mario Manzanares)

(Art by: porkyhooker)

(Art by: Coconutmilkyway)

And you wanna know why they’re great? Most of them you can see their personalities in the image, its not just someone making a pose to show off. If ypu didn’t know the character of the first ones you’d probably just pass it off as just another piece of art, but these last ones get you curious- “who are those characters? Why are they like that?”, and thats what the original characters do to you as well!
My english isn’t the best, but I hope I got my point across to you, have a nice day!

When you're a fanfiction writer and you get started on a new story

“I never do works for this fandom.”

“I hope my readers like this”

“What if they hate it??”

“What if they end up hating me cause of it!??”

“Nah this is a great idea”.

“Oh shit is it too early to make them have sex?”

“It’s never too early for sex.”

“ITS TOO EARLY FOR SEX”

*quick fact checking* “fuck that’s wrong”

“Wait that’s canon? Ha! Not in this story!”

“Writing this character is annoying me..”

“Oooh I can’t wait until the next chapter.”

“Oh my god why did I think this was going to be good.”

“This is great!”

“This is terrible.”

“I should stop writing…”

“I should write a book!”

“I could write porn!”

“Dammit too much lemon.”

“Dammit not enough lemon.”

“Is it appropriate to have some lime here?”

“No it isn’t.”

And most importantly.

“ALL THE FLUFF”

anonymous asked:

i love your art style so much and it's Pidge's birthday today! i love her so much as well... i was wondering if you would draw just a little doodle of her~

…………………… sure, though I can’t give you anything too great because this is literally the first time I draw her

Happy birthday to the cool kid! ✨

That great thing about cast recordings is when people listen to them before they see a musical. They stage their own unique version of the musical all in their heads! How the characters react the dance breaks..EVERYTHING!! I don't know about you but I think it's magical that one musical can have so many different versions because of what people create in their heads. And that is what makes musical theatre magical!

you know what else i love about the man from uncle???? all the subtle hints of backstory they give us, but don’t elaborate too much on. like how did illya get his scar? gaby being a ballerina, when did she begin to work on cars? solo wearing an apron and trying to make something for gaby to eat, does solo love to cook? is it a hobby? we get so many glimpses of interesting history and characteristics to the main characters and still even if its not enough its enough to want me to learn more about them. and i really think it shows how great this movie was written, it shows too through fanfic writers. when they use the little information that is given to the audience to make amazing fics

anonymous asked:

hi!! i just found your blog and I absolutely love your art! if its no trouble, could I ask how you draw your noses? im not that great with them and yours look so amazing :P

Ok I’m not the best at explaining but I use a reference photo of the character I wanna draw and study how their nose looks

for example Torbjörns nose is very crooked and big while tracer has a pointy small nose.

Touka and Amon’s Conversation Says More About How They Haven’t Grown

I’ve noticed that I had a vastly different interpretation of the conversation between Touka and Amon then most of the fandom. To be fair the conversation itself seemed okay, until I got to a certain panel. 

Amon’s rhetoric has always been a simplification of a much more complicated situation, but this is an especially glaring example. What exactly about the Daughter arc gave Kureo no choice but to murder Hinami’s mom in the middle of the street in front of her daughter, then use her kakuhou and severed arm to lure that same thirteen year old child into a death trap?

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anonymous asked:

I hope it's okay to rant here a little bit but I'm so tired of reading books where the MC says thing's like 'I'm not like other girls' and how every female character besides the MC is described as sluty or and evil b*th honestly that's a really harmful narratives for young girls to read it just makes me so sad

My dude, I’m not sure what you’re reading, but there are so many great books being written with fantastic female friendships in them—Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Shadowshaper, Labyrinth Lost. Get thee to a savvy librarian who can steer you to better stuff.  

theadorbzfangirl  asked:

I have a question I have to ask about writing and need tips. What are some ways I can start a story? I write in first person, and a lot of my stories are also fiction. I've always had a harder time with starting the first chapter. Usually, I just try to wing it at times... but it's becoming harder. Any tips you can offer me to help start the first chapter?

Good tips for the first chapter (or any story beginning): 

Start as close to the action as possible. If you or your readers get bored, you’re probably starting too far away from the real beginning. Don’t worry about weather reports or excessive scenery descriptions or extensive worldbuilding. There will be time for all that later. And you don’t have to open with a car chase or an explosion; the beginning might just be how your character realizes something’s wrong and it’s got to be fixed. 

Set the tone right away, and don’t be shy with emotions

True story: A year after starting to publish my very long (and continuing) fanfic, it hit me that my first chapter was driving people away. It would have been great if it were the opening scene of a TV show or film but as words? Nope. Plus, it was out of sequence but my story’s somewhat nonlinear anyway. Strong visual direction would have dealt with that. It was right in the midst of the action, so that was good, but it was cold and distant because my MC had had time to process some of her emotions. And it was around 2600 words.

So one night, driving home, what I needed to write hit me. I pulled over into a shopping center and started writing it down. Got maybe 500 words, felt great and went home. Finished it up at just over 600 words. Full of anger and raw, unprocessed emotion my character was feeling. Left it sit overnight, edited in the am, added it to my fic right after. The original chapter 1 was put into its correct chronological order with almost no editing needed. 

The whole work is much better now. 

Do you have a compelling opening line? Use it! Some great examples of that can be found here

More about in media res 

What you want to do on that first page, first scene, first chapter is to make a connection with the reader. You don’t have to grab them by the throat, but you do need to grab them.

– Aliya

anonymous asked:

I love vld because all the characters are so well rounded and well developed, each with their own struggles and goals. It's pretty rare to see such intricate characters in cartoons, and they go through such great development too. The fandom sucks a lot of the time, always jumping at everyone's throats over the smallest things and encouraging one-dimensional interpretations of the characters, but the show itself is incredibly good and that's why I'm still such a big fan.

YES!!!!!!! Yes me too omg!!!! :D I really really love how alive these characters feel - their struggles and developments are relatable, their interactions with other people feel real. Vld is veeeeeery plot orientated (which is why we’re missing out on a lot of team bonding time) but we still know random little details about the characters - Allura liking sparkly things, Lance remembering the taglines of his favorite movies, Hunk knowing road games to pass time. It’s amazing and I love it with all my heart!!

With all the criticisms about Bionicle G2 and the salt/disappointment over it getting cut early, I just want to take a moment to appreciate some people that worked on its story material.

First up, the people who made the 2015 flash animations.

Now let’s be real, they weren’t all that great. BUT, they were set up for failure with a bare-bones at best story bible and an impossibly short deadline.

But despite that, they made a series of animations that, at the very least, was able to have all of the Toa interact with each other and give them some character. They put in the effort to make the best of what they were given to work with, and I think that deserves some appreciation even if the end product didn’t turn out as great as we all wanted it to be.

Secondly, Ryder Windham.

Given just as bare of a story bible as the people behind the flash animations, he insisted that there needed to be more to this setting and its characters than what was given. His first book was, more or less, just a transcription of the first few flash animations that gave the Protectors names, but his next books and graphic novels did more.

He tried to:

  • give the Protectors actual character and purpose beyond showing the Toa where to get their masks
  • set up the skull spiders as an actual threat by showing them doing more than just lining up to be mowed down by the Toa
  • make the villagers feel like more like a part of the world by giving them a history and showing them struggling against the current threats to their home
  • all-around attempted to better flesh out Okoto as a setting
  • add the mystery to it that Bionicle fans cried for
  • set up multiple potential plot-threads for new locations and adventures

Ryder Windham attempted to give the G2 story and characters more substance than what the line’s story team was willing to. I know that some people don’t enjoy what he wrote for G2, but he very clearly put in a significant effort despite the chances of it being outright ignored by the marketing and story teams. I greatly appreciate that.