cardboard suit

no but people who don’t like pacific rim because it wasn’t logical or scientifically accurate like


we know

we don’t care

it is an homage to that genre. the original godzilla was a dude clearly in a rubber suit stomping cardboard tokyo and we were supposed to just accept that. pacific rim is a movie where a government council sat around like “what are we gonna do about these giant aliens coming from the ocean?”

“let’s build equally giant robots to punch them in the face”

“yes perfect” and like, that was of course the logical response because it’s friggin cool

mako didn’t use the sword because she had to wait until the perfect cinematic moment to do so

this movie is a love letter to painfully dumb action movies, but it is also one of the smartest movies i’ve ever seen. it’s just telling a story in a different way. instead of having audience vehicle main character explain everything to us, the movie shows you a world and asks you to accept its premise, and then lets you discover the story yourself.

this movie glorifies platonic love and familial bonds, this movie is about how we as people are stronger together, that it’s not one lone hero guy who can save the world, but the unity of all of us. it’s about the sheer unmitigated gall of humanity- “fuck this noise, we’re canceling the apocalypse!” it’s about the stupid dumb loud optimism that looks at the world and wants it to better, demands it be better, and does so with fists of steel.

it’s bombast and noise and i love it to bits so shut up and sit down and let me enjoy my giant robots punching giant monsters in the face okay?

Alternatives for Jars in Witchcraft

So jar spells seem to be a dime a dozen (and I love them as much as anyone)  but I was going through my witchy supplies the other day and I was baffled with how much space was taken up by empty jars I’ve never got round to filling and making into a proper jar spell. I’ve realised I use other methods of containing spells far more frequently, for the times I don’t want the residual sweetness of nutella to influence my spell.

So I present to you alternatives to jars. They will contain your spell just as well, some might even be better suited.

1) Cardboard box. Tampon box, cereal box, cereal bar box, I was presented a wine stopper in a box with a window on the front of the box and got very excited. All 100% degradable and thus suitable for any spells you wish to bury outside. Also very flammable for the spells you want to burn.

2) Tupperware tubs. (Or if you’re thrifty, margarine/ice cream tubs, or take away tubs)

3)Toilet/kitch roll tubes (optional: sealed at the ends) also bury-able and burnable.

4) Empty biros! I’m especially thinking of this kind with the screw-on end. Carefully hold a flame where the nib pokes out the other end and you have a tiny vial of spell. This will also help cut down on any ingredient wastage & is very hide-able if you’d rather folk not know you’re practising.

5) Candy/mints tin - usually included in posts to say gr8 for travel altar/on the go witching. Also good for spell!

6) Also if you want to mavguiver lids you can use the tins from tinned food. Or yoghurt pots! (little ones especially that don’t usually come with lids you can put back on)

7) Empty bottles! Wine bottles, booze bottles in general, soda, milk, bottled drinks far and wide. These also have a nice capacity for becoming a rattle if you like to use sound in your practise, milk bottles especially, since it’s not usually practical to completely fill a big 6L capacity milk bottle.

8) Pill boxes. Whether you’re someone who takes meds on a daily basis or not, pill boxes also sometimes have times of day/days of the week printed on them, if you want to work a spell at a specific time or day, or if your working goes on over consecutive days.

9)Again if you want to Macgyver lids, the lids of aerosols like hairspray and deodorant make handy little containers.

10) Jewellry boxes - if your spell requires a little glitz and/or glamour, a velvet lined jewellry box and your finest jewels for neighbours might give it a bit of a kick. *See point 15*

11) Music boxes - similar to jewellry boxes, bonus twinkly plinky plonky music for added Vibe. Again, if you’re into using sound this is a gr8 option.

12) Pockets! With a little sewing know how, you can cut the pockets out of old clothes and sew them shut and use them to contain your spell. Depending on what clothes you cannibalise for this, there can be some added interesting associations that might be applicable to your spells - what better way to honour your old favourite knackered pair of jeans than to take the pockets and use them to contain an everyday safety and comfort spell?

13) old lip balm/lipstick containers - if you ever in your life get to finish an entire chapstick or lipstick. Again, it being something you used frequently can add to the spell. Also, depending on flavour there can be added associations. Alternatively, finding one you bought and never use and gutting it of its contents to make it a spell container can be pretty symbolic.

14) Lip balm/vaseline pocket tins - similar to the candy tins, but again i’d be tempted to use these tins for perhaps a glamour.

15) zip lock bags - These are handy as well because you might be hesitant to fill your jewelry box/music box with herbs etc. Stick ‘em in a zip lock bag, stick the bag in the box. boosh. Draw a sigil on the bag in a sharpie and you’ve got yourself LAYERS of spell!

16) Envelopes - they’re pennies.  Floatable, burnable, buryable, you can write on them with anything, scribble sigils, whatever. my go-to for literally everything.

Jars do not have the monopoly on being great at containing spells, friends. Please do add on anything you can think of that I’ve missed.

What Poetry? I Don't Have Any Poetry (a poem)

What Poetry? I Don’t Have Any Poetry

The other day
I read about the poet
who got to read
and sign his books
at Harvard
his books of haiku
that aren’t haiku
just greeting card
love notes
dressed in little
cardboard cut-out
suits of sincerity
sickeningly sweet
if swallowed in
mass doses
and I said to myself
what a wonderful world
that he has to do that
and I don’t
because I sure couldn’t
face a crowd
with art like that
in my hands
not looking down
at all those eyes
expecting to hear
that might save them
that might forgive them
when all I have to give
is reality in pieces
so I’d learn
very quickly
how deep in my pockets
my hands could go.

Morning Kiss 3/3

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Pairing: Ten x Rose

Rating: General

Chapter 3

John let out a frustrated sigh. He’d tried to start speaking to her five times now. She certainly didn’t seem ready to say anything to fill the silence. Her eyes flickered everywhere around her. Perhaps trying to find a way to escape. He glanced around the office and noticed all the employees gathered at the door to the break room. All trying to pretend they weren’t listening. Well, almost all of them. Jack from sales gave him the thumbs up and winked before Donna dragged him further into the room. He looked back at Rose. Gorgeous, brilliant Rose that kept fidgeting in her chair and biting the side of her thumb, trying not to meet his eyes. Her cheeks were still stained red.

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agentoklahoma  asked:

I love the way you convey movement with your posing, do you have any tips on getting that movement in art without making the subject seem stiff/robotic?

(Okay so it’s kinda easier to explain with visuals so I’mma just use the lineup of Team CTYN since it’s the first thing I found in my doodles folder (and in hindsight actually works cause some of the figures are posed more staticly than others))

Aight, so, the key thing I tend to try to avoid in order to get fluid poses is straight lines. Cause y’know, when you look at people in real life, they’re squishy, their muscles underneath all intertwine and spin around eachother to make their figure, it’s all pretty flowy. So that’s something to bear in mind with bases:

(See what I mean? Very few, if any, purely straight lines. (And if you look at Thistle’s legs, (2nd left) - see what I mean about the intertwining thing? All very fluid-y.) More than anything it’s just a case of “keep it loose and go with the flow”)   – When it comes to linework, most of the time you’re gonna be adding clothes and stuff, so try to remember that clothes are crinkly and baggy and all kinds of shapes that follow the curve of the body’s position, but unless you’re wearing a cardboard suit they are very rarely made of straight lines:

Yup, still VERY few, if any, straight lines on the characters themselves or their outfits - even on blockier characters like Null (right) you still don’t wanna make ‘em up just outta rectangles you know?? - (A good example of that would be the heavy from TF2, since he’s basically made up of a lotta squares, but there’re still frequently no purely straight lines used when people draw him)

Anyway I kinda rambled here but hopefully it helps - thankyou for liking my work! :D

evaporatetallpeople-deactivated  asked:

I wanted to ask the best way to get into oil/acrylic painting, I saw some of your paintings were done on cardboard, Would it be best to start with that? Instead of buying a bunch of canvas's only to find out oil/acrylic painting isn't my thing?

I only started painting on cardboard because I don’t like the bouncy resistance when I paint on a canvas, and the rigid structure pressures me to make “good” art.
Painting on cardboard personally suits me because its cheapness loosens up my tension and stress towards painting. Oil paints dry significantly faster on cardboard too, probably because the cardboard itself absorbs the oil in the paints.

The down side of painting on cardboard is that it will corrode way faster than a canvas. Canvases are made to last. cardboards are made to disintegrate. It also wasn’t meant to be a painting support, so I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. ( I wouldn’t discourage it too much for acrylic paints though.)

A good alternative for both oil and acrylic paint is gessoed paper. I started out oil painting this way. (If you’re just looking for painting with acrylic, acrylic painting paper exists and can be bought in most art stores.)

Preparing gessoed paper

1.Get yourself heavy paper (“cardboard”, but the white art paper variety. why do they have the same name!?), gesso, and both fine and super fine sandpaper.

2. Mix 1:1 gesso and water, then paint the mixture evenly on the paper with a brush. (decrease the amount of water if it starts to warp the paper.)

3. When dried, paint gesso itself on top. Remember to paint in a different direction every coat. (↑→↑→↑ Like this)

4. Wait for it to dry completely then sand the entire surface in a circular motion.

5. Repeat step 3~4 two to three times.

6. Finally sand the surface again with super fine sand paper.

I hope that helps!
Painting on paper is great because you can easily cater to whatever size and shape you want to paint on, plus you don’t need much storage at all. It’s a great way to start out painting before you decide it is your thing and move onto canvases. Do remember painting with oil is going to feel REALLY weird if you haven’t done it before. Don’t be discouraged after a first few times doesn’t seem right.

A couple more tips for oil painting.

-The first layer of paint is better to be mixed with painting turpentine then painting oils. Dries faster and glides more smoothly.
-Buy painting turpentine instead of general turpentine. General turpentine is toxic and should not be inhaled.
-ALWAYS start painting, with oil paint brush cleaner in your possession. You don’t want to ruin those brushes.

Cleaning brushes (oil)

1. wipe extra paint off the brush with newspaper.

2. dunk the brush in oil paint brush cleaner liquid and swerve it around until all extra paint has been stripped.

3. Gently stroke the brush onto a bar of soap at a sink, until the rinsed water contains no paint.

4. Pat dry with a cloth.

Cleaning the palette (oil)

1. scrape extra paint off the palette with a painting knife. If you don’t own one, anything else will do.

2. soak a cloth with a little amount of whatever painting oil or turpentine you were using to paint, then wipe the palette clean.

*oil paints dries really slow, so if a large amount of it is left on a palette you may be able to use it the next day if it hasn’t dried completely.


-Both brush and palette can be cleaned with water. if paints have dried hard on a palette, leave it under warm water to soak before peeling the blubbery stuff off.
-If you feel acrylic paints dries too fast, a mixing agent called retarder will help slow down the drying process.

Happy Painting!


Metal Gear Survive
PAX16 Demo Crafting Recipes


Wood (4), Cloth (2) = Bed

Poppy (2) = Morphine

Electronics (4), Spare Parts (2) = Boom Box

Cloth (6), Dye (Arctic White), Dye (Grey), Dye (Midnight) = Snow Camo Suit

Cardboard (6) = Cardboard Box

Silk (1), Bullet (8) = Bandana

Stick (2), Rock = Metal Gear