certainity of change

anonymous asked:

This really isn't intended on being weird, but regarding toon clothes: does. henry. keep. his. nipples. I can't stop thinking about this. Clearly, no toon would be designed with them, especially 1930s era creations, but if he had them previously...


Okay, moving right past the akwardness, I’m going to take this as a general toon anatomy question.  (No, not in that way.)

Have you ever noticed how certain cartoon characters never change their clothes?  How some of them never TAKE OFF their clothes?  Certainly, there are cases where characters disrobe for gags, but there are also characters who never undress period.  In other words, there were never official designs for them being in the buff.

If a character is never intended to appear in a certain way, it’s basically the same as them never actually HAVING that sort of appearance.  In this case, Henry’s toon self is not intended to appear in any manner of changed clothes – in other words, no, he does not have nipples.  Technically, he doesn’t even have a bare chest underneath that shirt, because that shirt is part of his design.  It’s not a part of his body, per se, but it is a part of him.

In the same vein, in the Toon Henry AU, Bendy doesn’t have feet, he has shoes… unless I decide to make a gag where he has to take off his shoes, that is.  (In that case, I’ll probably make ‘em cartoony hooves.)  Does that make sense?

anonymous asked:

I'll ask you guys because I'm sure no one has monitored NEO CITY more than you, it seems like there has been a dramatic shift in confidence and enjoyment for Taeyong. He was always confident on stage but it seems just in the time between comebacks he's matured into this amazingly confident leader and is visibly leagues more happy during promotions and work in a real way. I'm wondering if you guys could put forth some thoughts on this or if you think it's the natural volition of NCTizen's King?

Damn I could turn this into essay.

I have seen a big shift between Taeyong 1 year ago and Taeyong today, and there’s a myriad of reasons this has come to be, I think. Of course, we will never know exactly what his mental process is like during comebacks and in the time between, but there are a few obvious factors in this.

Firstly, 1 year ago, he debuted in this group which has no certain future because NCT can change whenever and however SM pleases. The pressures of debuting are no joke; I can barely imagine what it’s like to throw yourself out in front of fans you don’t know and perform for them. There’s also the fact that during this time, they have to create and maintain an image so they’re likeable and can succeed. Now, on top of that, they’re in a group which is new and different (and many people thought the infinitely expanding concept is weird af) and therefore has no foreseeable future. I’d imagine every idol debuts with the worry of whether they will do well or not, but it must have been 10x worse with NCT since something like this has never been tried before. And now, they’re the leader of this outlandish group and they’re in the forefront of it all, making sure this huge group stays together and works together. And this was Taeyong. Taeyong (poor guy) must have been really really stressed and if I’m to be completely honest, I think he did a spectacular job as a leader. He did a really good job of hiding his nerves and fear, but you could still tell that he was inexperienced and didn’t know how to deal with the sudden pressure and fame, and balance them both.

On top of that, Taeyong was also caught up in that scamming scandal (I forget the details) and it was looming over him and was threatening to end his career before it even started. Before you move on, I’m not taking sides here. Fortunately for Taeyong and SM, this got resolved fairly early on but the public still had their opinions and ideas on Taeyong, most of them based around this scandal because they didn’t know any other side of him. So naturally, the public had a fairly negative view of him. This must have added more pressure on Taeyong and he worked super hard to overcome this image thrust on him to show everyone that he’s a better person now (and it’s worked!).

Watching him through the Limitless and Cherry Bomb promotions, especially Cherry Bomb, anyone can see that he’s become a lot more talkative, more comfortable and more natural, which translates to confidence. During stage performances, he’s also more daring with his charisma and his slick moves and he knows what people like to see and he knows he looks good, which also translates to confidence. You see this with all of them; each comeback looks better than the previous one because they’re all becoming more confident with the stage. But to me, Taeyong has gone from just-another-dancer-and-rapper to a charismatic leader, a dancer who puts 300% effort into everything, and a confident rapper who writes daring lyrics but I’m not complaining.

It’s been a year, and Taeyong just had his first music show win as a group (yay!) and poor guy broke down. I think the culmination of all their hardwork and times together really brought them good results and of course, Taeyong was still at the forefront of it all because a group without a leader lacks direction. I’m probably rambling at this point, but I think that this will give Taeyong even more confidence to push on with NCT to get good results.

-ana (luhan-vevo)

skywahker  asked:

love your answer to that ask. i am so tired of prequel hate like yes it's very flawed but what it added to the star wars universe is immeasurable. if i could i would change certain things but like honestly not that much. and i keep getting more and more disappointed with TFA/the sequel trilogy. there are 2 more films left in the st so maybe they'll be more unique, but TFA was literally just ANH and it kinda bothers me. i love the new characters like a lot but (+)

(+) it’s not that interesting to watch what is basically the same plot. idk i feel like it’s a waste of good characters and actors to just recreate the OT because lucasfilm is afraid of a negative audience reaction. i’m really hoping that TLJ and episode 9 are gonna be something new but tbh i don’t have high hopes. but anyway sorry for sending you this hahah i just thought it was an interesting convo and point you brought up!    

Thank you and don’t be sorry for sending me this because I loved it <3

That’s pretty much how I feel about TFA too. It’s a good movie, very well made. But it failed to win me over because it didn’t feel like Star Wars. For me, the best part of watching a new Star Wars movie is being amazed by it all. It’s seeing new planets with completely unique environments, species and societies. And in that department, sadly, TFA is lacking. Whether the George Lucas version would be good or bad, I have no doubt it would’ve been unique and visually groundbreaking.

Another problem with the new movies is that it doesn’t feel like the part 7 of a saga.  When you watch all the episodes 1 to 6 in order you know you’re watching one story and it all fits perfectly together. But when you finish episode 6 and goes to 7 the narrative gets disrupted and we go back to where we were 3 movies ago. And as viewer it offended me, because it becomes clear the point of the movie was not to continue the story from the previous movies, it was to make money.

After ROTJ Leia had a long struggle accepting her part in the Skywalker legacy, but she eventually did it, she made peace with herself, with her biological father and she eventually named one of her kids Anakin. She evolved. She showed the compassion the Skywalkers are known for. But now I’m supposed to believe that the same character spent the last 30 year denying her past so hard she alienated her son? That doesn’t make any sense. And that’s just one of the issues I have with the movie.

TBH, the only thing interesting me in TLJ is the possibility seeing of Anakin and/or Obi-Wan again.

Learning to Break OCD’s rules

Sometimes it may seem too difficult to just stop your compulsions, even in a gradual way. Although this is your goal, you may need to practice the following strategies to weaken and break your OCD rules:

Delay the ritual. How long can you make OCD wait before you do the ritual? For example, if you feel that you need to check a switch right now, can you delay doing this for, say, two minutes? Once you can do this, gradually increase the time delay.

Shorten the ritual. Try to limit the amount of time it takes you to do your ritual. For example, if you need to wash your hands for five minutes, cut the time down by one-minute increments.

Do your ritual differently. If you have to do your ritual in a certain way, try doing it in a different way. For example, if you have to do your ritual a certain number of times, change the number a bit. If you have to do the ritual until “it feels right”, stop when it still feels a bit wrong.

Do your ritual in a different place. If you find it hard to stop your ritual at home, try stopping it in another place first-such as at school, at work, at a friend’s house, at a store, etc.

Witch Tip

Once you get rid of the line between magic and mundane, coming up with ideas is much less of a challenge. There is no “normal” you and “witchy” you. It’s all a conglomerate that creates the way you experience life as a whole.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.
If Anais Nin wrote astrology
  • Aries: "She has to make the atmosphere boil."
  • Gemini: "I am like a person walking through a mirror broken in two."
  • Taurus: "In reality I care for a few people very deeply, thoroughly and enduringly. Certain connections cannot change like that."
  • Cancer: "Certain events happen very close to me, others are dim. Some are vital and warm, some have a dreamlike quality."
  • Leo: "At midnight I had always been metamorphosed into a solitary, estranged wanderer."
  • Virgo: "The pain I give is only like homeopathy, to heal the pain given me, but it is not a blow to be given. Insidious and subtle."
  • Libra: "We will both lie to each other, and for the same reason: to create an impossible ideal world."
  • Scorpio: "He ruled my body with a magnetic rule, master of my dancing."
  • Sagittarius: "For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration."
  • Capricorn: "At thirteen I wrote: "Is there anyone who will understand me? I do not understand myself."
  • Aquarius: "Talking on the dream, I am always fertile and voluble. It is my favorite realm, and I am so familiar with its technical aspects."
  • Pisces: "Poetic vision is not the outcome of blindness but of a force which can transcend the ugliest face of reality..."
Divination Tips for Beginners

Divination can be hard and draining, it takes up a lot of energy. For those who are still new to it, it can really drain you and result in headaches and frustrations. Here are some tips to help all you beginners out with divination and how draining it can be.

  • Drink plenty of water, being dehydrated is not fun and especially not when you are using so much energy
  • Take a shower or bath before any divination work to help cleanse yourself 
  • Meditate before big divination work to help center and ground yourself
  • Crystals good for divination and psychic work: nuummite, amethyst, amazonite, fluorite, and aqua aura quartz
  • Clear Quartz is a good energy booster and can help you feel less drained after divination
  • Drink some black tea to help ground yourself and give yourself extra energy for divination work
  • If you are starting to feel tired during divination, that is okay, take a break or take a nap. Forcing yourself to keep going will only exhaust you further and make everything more difficult. You deserve breaks
  • It is okay to use notes during divination, don’t worry what others say. Its not ‘unprofessional’, even veterans in divination use notes. Keep a notebook with you full of different meanings of cards or stones or runes, take notes as you go, write down your thoughts and keep it near you every time you practice.
  • Yellow is the color of divination, keep yellow things around you to help. Yellow blanket(s), yellow pillows, yellow candles, yellow pieces of paper; anything you can find. Purple is also another color good to help with psychic abilities and awareness
  • Herbs good for divination and psychic work: cinnamon, lemon, cherry, lettuce, grapes, orange (orange peel), mint, pumpkin, celery, lemon balm, catnip, thyme, rose, seaweed, star anise, mullein, mugwort and rosemary can all help you. Bake with them, eat them, use them in teas or keep them near you in a sachet or jar
  • Stretch and take little walks. Sitting for a long time can be killer and make you sore. Stretch your legs and take little five or ten minute walks during long readings and psychic work. Muscle and joint stiffness is never fun
  • Rather than trying to tackle large readings every day, do small ones. Like a few questions to your pendulum, pull a single card, draw a crystal from a bag, etc. Small daily practices can help you in the long run without exhausting you. 
  • Open a window and let some fresh air in while you work, it will do wonders, especially since air is the element associated with divination work.
  • Keep a small bowl or cup of salt near you, it will absorb the negative energy about you especially if you are feeling frustrated
  • Moon water is great for divination: drink it, make tea with it, spray the room with it, anoint yourself with it, keep it near you, etc
  • Cleanse your space before divination work, again it will keep negativity away from you 
  • Cleanse and charge your divination tools regularly, it really helps in the long run. Put them in the moonlight at night (especially during full moons), keep salt near them, smoke cleanse them if you can, burn white candles, use crystals/gems, etc
  • Its okay if you get confused and don’t know how to interpret something. Take notes on it and with time it may become more clear to you. Don’t force yourself to try to understand
  • Mistakes happen, you won’t always be 100% right on things. No one is, divination is not a certain thing. Things change all the time, its okay. Don’t let it get you down.
  • If you are tired, sick, stressed, or anything else and don’t feel like doing divination work that is fine. Its okay, you don’t have to do it all the time. Especially not if you are feeling unwell and tired. Rest and take care of yourself, you can continue practice another time
  • If you use tools in your work like mirrors, tea cups/mugs, cards, crystals, etc try to bond with them. Creating a bond with your tools can improve your divination quite a bit
  • You don’t have to practice on other people, you can do it for yourself and your own questions. Its an old wive’s tale that you can’t use tarot or divination on yourself, you definitely can
  • Try to get a good nights sleep before and after divination
  • Once you finish, treat yourself. Get something to eat, watch a movie or show you like, curl up with a book, snuggle into a blanket, play with your pets, take a nap; do whatever makes you happy. You did a good job and deserve some time to rest and recharge afterwards

I just discovered that Tolkien used thou and thee pronouns in his original drafts of LOTR to show how certain relationships changed from formal or hierarchical to more familiar, loving, and respectfully equal.

Apparently, the more notable you -> thee shifts occurred in interactions between Gimli and Galadriel, Eowyn and Faramir, & Frodo and Sam.

And in other news, this information has 100% ruined my life bc I now know we could have had informal pronouns in Lord of the Rings.  

Supernatural Preferences: When You're Pregnant

Sam: As soon as you found out, you began plotting how you were going to tell him. Of course he noticed the slightly different things you did, resulting in him pestering you to see what’s wrong. After you told him the news he began prepping for the baby immediately. Regardless of the fact you two had nine months to get everything ready. Guess excitement overtakes people’s senses.

Originally posted by cheerfulsammy

Dean: The minute-no the second you told Dean, he began to treat you as though you were going to explode. Taking junk food from you because “it could hurt the baby”. Not letting you lift anything. Barley even a book or glass of water. Once you started to show more and more he refused to hug you…or even sleep in the same bed with you once you further progressed because “what if I roll over onto you?”, even though he never had before. Luckily for you, once the baby was born he directed all that paranoid attention to the munchkin.

Originally posted by heytheredeann

Castiel: It’s no surprise that he found out before you did. He was in a state of complete shock and awe from the second he heard a second heartbeat lingering inside of you. At first you thought it was cool or adorable how he could check in on you. That was until he was doing it every other hour to make sure nothing was wrong. It only got worse when the little being inside of you grew to be bigger. Any movement you made, or small noise at the feeling of a kick in your ribs, Cas had to give you the full examination. Sooner or later he realized that everything was going to be fine and he could stop worrying so much. That didn’t happen until a week before your due date.

Originally posted by pinkman

Crowley: From the moment you told The Boy King about your little gift, he had a certain change in him. Whether he saw this as father redemption or was just filled with happiness, you couldn’t tell. The most overprotective he got during your pregnancy was not letting you leave Hell without him. Which was understandable, so you didn’t really put up a fight. Carrying the King of Hell’s child had its perks. Like food whenever you wanted it, and whatever you wanted. Anything you asked for, demons would scramble about trying to get it as quickly as possible. It was really something funny, watching them trip over their fear of not being fast enough. Of course your new little munchkins first outfit had “The prince/princess of Hell” labeled on it. That one you didn’t really have a say on.

Originally posted by lucifersagents

Lucifer: It all started when he sat straight up in bed and just looked at you with furrowed eyebrows. Just when you thought your life couldn’t change anymore, it did. On so many levels. Honestly it was really weird knowing that all of Heaven and Hell knew you were with child before you even had a clue. The fact that you had Angels hell bent on killing you, but mainly the baby, didn’t really help with the whole pregnancy stress level chart. As if it wasn’t stressful enough having a human growing inside of you. But Luce was by your side 24/7. Always keeping the Angels or anything that meant to harm you far away. Somewhere between all the baby assassins and pregnancy hormones, the two of you still had time to have a somewhat normal upcoming. Anytime a kick or a movement was going to happen he knew. And he’d be right there to witness it.

Originally posted by devoiddean

Gabriel: Never had you thought that Gabe and his trickster tendencies would be something you would appreciate. That was until it came handy to have to help hide you from those who meant to cause your unborn child harm. Most of your pregnancy wasn’t spent fighting some war against those who intended to harm you. It was spent fighting another war over what the babies name would be. First idea Gabriel had was “Little Ass Kicker” because for some god awful reason that made sense. Obviously you weren’t about to call any child of yours that, but he was persistent. “What about Lak?” He would ask while you were just about to drift off to sleep. “Lak? The hell kind of name is-…it stands for Little Ass Kicker doesn’t it?” There was no way around it. He’d go to pretty lengthy extents trying to get you to say yes just once so it’d be official. Like rubbing your back for an hour. Or getting you a shit ton of the food you were craving. Long story short…you gave birth to a Little Ass Kicker…

Originally posted by devoiddean

  • Maria: Nat how do you want your coffee?
  • Natasha: as dark as my soul
  • Maria: *hands her a cup of warm milk*
  • Natasha: *struggles to push back tears*
How to Successfully Adopt a Lifestyle Change

Not a diet. Diet implies temporary, and what we need to do is form a set of new, sustainable habits for the rest of our life.

A lot of you probably have a daydream of taking a black, billowy trash bag and planning a SWAT-style assault on your fridge and cupboards and then setting fire to the dumpster you hurl it into. Naturally, you’ll dash over to the grocery store and purchase a ton of strange-looking foods you don’t regularly eat, or never eat! Then you’ll slap on a pair of shiny new shoes and go run a 5K. This works for–some people. Honestly, few people.

The reality for many people; however, is they get off their foray after a few weeks. Why is that?

Think about it. How long did it take you to really get into the groove of your current habits? Months? Years? If you’re trying to simultaneously kiss soda and chip’s ass good-bye, change every bite of food you eat, and start a fitness routine. Guess what? Stress, stress, stress! Your stomach was used to those portion sizes (whether too large or too small) and some of your favorite snacks, your brain is literally addicted to it. A lot of people will reach nuclear meltdown levels trying to transition to a healthy lifestyle this way.

Just like it took you time to form your current habits, it’s going to take some time to form your new habits. I truly do empathize with the feelings of wanting everything to be different right now, but realistically we can only handle a certain amount of stressors and change at one time.

Start With Nutrition Habits: While I really would recommend finding a few cheeky ways to get more active, you’ve probably heard some variant of “can’t outrun your fork,” or “it’s 80% nutrition.” Well, it really is true. Being more active is absolutely crucial to improving overall health in the “endgame,”  but we’re still playing the “tutorial” and the dietary aspects of our lifestyle change are the bulk of the impact. It goes beyond that, though. I’ve written more about it here, but being a beginner can be genuinely hard at times!  It takes a lot of time and effort to get oneself to a point where they can physically and mentally handle what entails “regular, moderate exercise.” One part of making that transition easier will be better nutrition and hydration.

Start With an Easy Target: I always tell people if they drink a lot of soda, juice, or sweetened tea/coffee to start here. Sugar provides us pretty much no nutrition and removing the pulp from fruit makes juice not that great for us, either. Drinking more water is not negotiable and replacing these beverages with water will do a surprising amount of good for how you feel–all by itself. I recognize how hard this one can be to kick, but sweetened beverages really do load many people’s lifestyles with a lot of bad juju.

If you don’t have a beverage problem, maybe you do have a condiment/dressing problem and can reduce the quantities and find alternatives. Maybe you party-hardy a little too much and need to cut down on alcohol. While I said “easy target,” no one said it would be that easy, but you probably have an idea where most of these so called “empty” nutrients are coming from.

Transition Bad Habits a Few at a Time: The opening of this probably already made it clear, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. You probably have an idea of what some of your most problematic habits are, so choose one; maybe two, and see how you adjust over a week or two before considering the next step.

Small Swaps: Start switching out various items in your pantries, fridges, and lunchboxes with simple alternatives. Change white breads, rices, and pastas to brown. Take the bag of chips from your lunch and turn it into a few servings of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Pick out a leaner cut of meat and use a little less dairy, if you eat them. Little changes can have massive results.

Learn Moderation: Remember that whole sustainable part at the very beginning? Our lifestyles do need to reflect our real lives. Well, my real life has a love of chocolates, pastries, and candies. So, it’s not realistic for me to say “no chocolate, pastries, or candies.” Food molarity can be a pretty toxic outlook on eating and life in general. Instead of labeling foods as “bad,” just learn and respect the limits. There are times where you have to say, “enough, is enough,” but living in a constant state of “no” is not realistic or mentally healthy for most people. It’s OK to love indulgent food. Think about how long your life is going to be. So, now think about how dinky an occasional treat will be in retrospect.

Depending on Your Struggles, Consider Therapy: As we know, many aspects of unhealthy eating habits are actually unhealthy mental habits. Depending on the severity and exact nature of those problems, never be embarrassed to seek professional help. I struggled with stress eating and even binge eating for most of my adolescence, and finally getting help for my anxiety disorder played a pretty crucial role in improving both my physical and mental health. If it’s not a possibility at this time, consider journaling.

Walk Before Your Run: Literally and figuratively. I’m going to recommend this previous post I recently wrote again, but when you’ve gotten a few habits cracked and feel like you’re ready to start amping up your activity, start with low impact and low equipment exercises. If it has been years, or if you’ve never exercised, it takes some easing into it. I recommend walking to all beginners because we already know how to do it, have what we need to do it, and probably won’t hurt ourselves.

So, there you have it. Tackle small challenges and get your body acclimated to them before you consider some of the overarching and holistic goals you have for your lifestyle. That said, we’re all different. If you still want to try and do that 180-flip, I can’t stop you and some people are successful that way. No two people or personality types have the exact same problems or strategy for overcoming them. However, if you’ve gotten frustrated and thrown in the towel a time or two, consider the scope of change and how to realistically implement it over a period of time.  We didn’t form our old habits overnight.

anonymous asked:

I'm kinda ashamed to ask this, but could you make a tutorial on how to draw hands? ;A;

omg dont be ashamed at all!! Hands are generally tough to get used to, lots of artists struggle with it! so dont be ashamed i feel you.

and I actually have made a hand anatomy guide before in fact! If you want to get better at drawing hands I def recommend you learn the basic anatomy first. Please check out the ones I made, I try to make it simple and easy to understand:

There’s my guide to the anatomy, but here’s some more tips that I’ve noted to myself that I’d like to include

First off, I’d like to just note on the fingers: if you pay close attention to your own hand, you may notice the fingers are ever ever so slightly curved inward. It’s a very subtle detail, but I noticed that, despite how slight it is, it can make a hand look more lively, and less stiff.

Second, the “M” on the palm! Your hand moves in many ways, and because it does it creates creases in your hand. The most prominent creases appear to make an M shape; this is handy to remember for what I’m going to talk about next. (It also could be a “W” I guess, or to be more specific a “ )X( “; just think of it in whatever way helps you remember!)

SO now that you see the M, draw your hand as a basic blocked shape and add your details. As you do, you can see that the M divides the palm into four basic parts!

When the hand moves, parts A, B, or C of the palm, alone or in different combos, will create the general poses that the hands do normally. These parts are the parts that move, with D being stationary, no matter what!

Here’s a chart of all the possible combos. Once you have down what part of the hand moves for a certain pose, you can change up the fingers and tweak it a bit to do what you need to make it more specific!

This is simply my method of drawing hands. God knows there are hundreds of tutorials out there by other artists, but personally, this way helps me the best (after learning the anatomy first). 

This way I can divide the hand and combine the parts in any such way I need! 

Hands take a lot of effort to grapple, and you need to practice them a lot, especially foreshortening of the hand; that’s really something you need to learn through your own studies. Look at your own hands, draw hands from life, from magazines, shows, comics; just draw hands! You’ll eventually figure out a method that works best for you. So to get better at drawing hands; draw hands!! And don’t stress over it, have fun with it!

being part of a fandom gets a lot easier once you realise there’s more than one way to interpret a character


jiwook - episodes 13+14

Am I in love with him? I guess I never really know. I just know I felt things I’ve never felt before. The kind of wrenching feelings, and I didn’t know what it was, but it just tore at my heart. Have you ever felt that way? I tried to save him, but I think I was the one who was saved.

Throughout my life, I haven’t been afraid of dying. I thought that if I died, that’s fine with me. But then I met this certain boy and he changed me. I started to think that I wanted to survive. It was the first time the idea of death really began to scare me.