If in Generation One by some miracle Frey throws in a “Marina and I aren’t together but are still good friends and now I’m dating Nine” scene said by John then I will forgive Frey for every stupid mistake he’s ever made throughout this amazing, error-filled series of torture
If you’re struggling with drawing poses, I think you can learn a LOT from watching Wander Over Yonder- whether you’re a fan or not!
Here, I’ll show you guys what I’m talking about.
The three of them are doing the same dance, but each character owns it differently! Can you tell what their personalities are like? What they’re feeling right now?
It’s a brilliant example regarding the sillhouette exercice in animation. To know if a pose works or not, you have to squint your eyes and focus on just the sillhouette. If it gets the message across, then you got yourself a great pose! And by god, is this show full of ‘em.
The point of this is to make sure the character’s arms or whatever they’re holding doesn’t make the pose confusing.
The human eye moves quickly! You can’t waste time figuring out what the heck is that leg doing when you should be following the story, right?
Let’s move on to another important principle when building poses; Line of action!
When a character is doing a pose, their whole body has to move and OWN that action!
That’s why the line of action is so important when you’re sketching- it makes sure the whole body is helping to do a single thing, and not doing other movements that would make the pose unclear.
(No, I couldn’t resist from using Dominator for this. Can you blame me?)
I could go on forever about this, but you can learn even more if you analyze the poses in any episode yourself! And, of course, use what you learn in your drawings, to make extra sure you got it.
I know cartoons aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from them! The more you broaden your artistic horizons, the more your art grows stronger, even if your goal is to draw realism or more anime like.
On top of that, WOY is going through a hard time, and it’d be a true shame to loose such a brilliant cartoon. We need all the help we can get!
I’ll leave these awesome screenshots here, just because. Good luck, and most importantly, have fun!
so let’s say the average age of the newsies in 1899 between 8 and 16. that meant that they would’ve been around 101-109 in 1992. given the average life expectancy of the time was 47, and adding into account the living conditions of these kids, that never would’ve possible. meaning that those strikers never got to see the full extent as to how they changed the world.
those little newsies all would’ve died long before they got the chance to see their legacy brought back to life.
After seeing your responses to asks today, is your legacy staying as the Reyes Legacy or is it still getting a name change? :)
I honesty have no idea. I wanted to change it, but it’s so hard lmao like how am I supposed to come up with a name I will really love? So the chances are my legacy will stay a legacy after all, we’re just gonna jump to gen 3.3 now :’) (by ‘now’ I mean after the queue runs out, though I’m still not 100% sure I’m gonna have a computer so gen 3.3 might never come)
Mass Effect races and how their lifespan relates to their personality
I want everyone to look at this picture.
It’s funny. Every is like “Hahahaha. good ol’ Jenkins.” But this totally gives motivation for the action of all the species listed.
Like, the Vorcha in ME are super aggressive unintelligent war-mongers. But you know what? That’s to be expected when you don’t have time in life to educate yourself on even basic math and language skills. The purpose of most beings in the galaxy is to create a legacy. A name to be remembered by or a bloodline that people recognize. Their only chance at creating a legacy is on battlefields. They’re just teenagers with angst who are too dumb to not fight.
Salarians have just enough time to fully educate themselves and do something with that knowledge. They could gain basic knowledge and do other things, or they could devote their lives to the sciences, and in the remaining time after education/training, they can create something and start a legacy.
The Batarians have a similar lifespan to humans right now and act similarly. They have enough time to become fully educated or trained, and then still make a choice as to what they want to do. But their culture is an aggressive one. So when they didn’t get their way when it came to the Skyllian Verge, they cut all ties with the Councle like a spoiled child. Enough time to become educated, but not wise.
Uhh. I’ll confess to not knowing much about the Drell. They’re religious. That’s all I got.
Volus can get old enough to become intelligent, but because of their vulnerability to so many atmospheres (like, so many, guys), they can’t really choose any physical role. They have to stand off on the sidelines for most things. Like traders would do.
Humans and Turians, about the same. Able to become fully educated/trained, but has a culture of violence and/or honor. Mostly honor.
And I’m already bored writing this. Basically just know that the Vorcha are like angry dumb teens, and the Asari are like the super old grandparents at Christmas who have really smart advice because they can take their time to do something and are super wise. And sultry. Sexy Asari grandparents.
A few days ago it occurred to me there’s a subtext to the 2016 election that hasn’t been much discussed, buried as it is under the massive weight of Donald Trump’s misogyny, stupidity, and general awfulness, along with the media’s obsession with the right-wing obsession over Hillary Clinton’s emails. And that’s the bizarre symbolic nature of this campaign – not the obvious fact it’s a battle between an incompetent sexist man and a hyper-competent gender-dissed female, but that, in many ways, it’s literally the last stand of the Baby Boom generation.
In one sense, it’s pretty weird that both major political parties would simultaneously step back a generation to nominate two candidates for President after eight years of leadership by a member of the following generation. Usually only one party does this (and usually, it’s the more conservative party, for obvious reasons). Yet in 2016, both candidates are Baby Boomers, something that hasn’t happened since 2000. And what Baby Boomers – in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton we have the perfect avatars of the Sixties generation. My generation.
Trump, of course, represents all that was bad about my generation: entitled, self-indulgent, arrogant for no reason, crude and demanding, with an unrepressed id that saw the Sexual Revolution as a license for demeaning women and pursuing the basest of libertine impulses. Trump is the avatar of the Baby Boomer whose unearned self-importance produced the economic calamities of the last thirty years – the boorish Boomer who assumes his central position in the nation’s economic and political life somehow represents personal achievement rather than an accident of history and inheritance. Heir to a powerful legacy built by the efforts of his parents, Trump destroyed that legacy while insisting he made it better– all while insuring that he got his, no matter what damage he left in his wake. Trump is the worst of the Baby Boomer ethos writ large.
Hillary, by a remarkable trick of fate (or, as I believe, by the inevitable pressure of history), represents all that was good about the Sixties generation. As a woman, she stood on the front line of the first generation to fully engage the expectations raised by the Woman’s Liberation Movement. A child of the best educated generation in American history to that point, she embraced knowledge and learning and rational discourse, using her education to pursue the idealistic goals of her generation. She combines a passion for Progressive policies with an awareness of the limits of the political process gained by growing to maturity during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, the Chicago DNC protests, the Nixon administration and Kent State, Watergate, the Church committee, the Carter and Reagan administrations. She understands how politics works, and like many of her generation, she’s experienced waves of idealism followed by painful disillusionment. Like most women who came of age in the Sixties, she’s been frustrated by sexist expectations. Like other idealist Baby Boomers she’s been the recipient of mockery for her early enthusiasms, and she’s struggled to maintain her idealism against relentless attack from cultural critics who view her generation as entirely corrupt and mendacious. Despite it all, she remains committed to those early ideals. What others see as cynical pandering is the true core of a Baby Boomer who embraced the call for greatness laid upon her by a society that watched in awe as she and her fellows came of age.
Two avatars of the Baby Boom: Donald Trump, the crude and self-entitled frat boy, and Hillary Clinton, the earnest and idealistic feminist. Locked in combat in the final battle to define the legacy of the Boomer generation.
It’s a mixed legacy up to now. Many problems we face as a nation were created by the Boomer generation – an unequal economy, exacerbated by financial deregulation promoted by Baby Boomers like Clinton’s husband (in a well-meant effort to compensate for the inevitable loss of manufacturing jobs due to globalization, a historic development caused by forces beyond the control of national governments); the continued assault on African American males due to social issues left unaddressed by Boomer leadership; historic levels of governmental dysfunction, resulting from Boomer-led Culture Wars relitigating the social changes of the 1960s; an out-of-control military industrial complex, reflecting unresolved Boomer guilt over the outcome of the Vietnam War. (An argument can be made that Baby Boomers George W. Bush and Dick Cheney promoted the invasion of Iraq at least in part because of guilt over their cowardly behavior evading combat service in the 1960s.)
Those problems were either created by Baby Boomers or left unaddressed by Baby Boomers when it was our turn to lead the country. We, as a generation, have an obligation to leave following generations a nation in better shape than we found it– and we failed in that obligation. So it’s no accident this election is a struggle between Baby Boomers – in a way it’s an historical inevitability. The Boomer generation is seizing one last chance to define its legacy. Through Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton we are deciding how we want to be remembered:
Will we be remembered as self-indulgent louts, brash and entitled, destructive and crude, an embarrassment to the country that saw us as beacons of hope?
Or will we be remembered as a generation that tried and failed but tried again, and finally found a way to merge idealism with practical politics, rising at last to the occasion, and ending our days not as a joke, but with a little bit of class, humility, and modest accomplishment?
Happy New Year, folks! It’s been a while since I’ve posted some process art. Above or below, I present to you my Superman Unchained variant cover. This was particularly fun to do for multiple reasons. The first, I was able to choose a Superman from any era and put him in any situation I wanted. Pure freedom. The second, I got to stretch out my coloring muscles (which is always a treat since I’m a control freak). Lastly, much like a lot of people, my love for Superman goes far back. It’s always an honor whenever I get a chance to contribute his legacy.
I also wanted to thank you all for sticking with me. I promise, 2014 is going to be an even bigger year!
Did you know that your mount says a lot about you? It’s true! The fact is, as we get additional and more diverse mounts with each update, your chosen mount can say a lot about you! What follows is a tier list and general breakdown of what you can expect from a person completely dependent on what type of mount they ride. This list is 100% canon and confirmed by the developers themselves, so don’t think your opinions have any say on the matter.
I don’t see why people are making such a big deal of Viktor and Yurio. He forgot the promise, true, but I don’t see why this is so dramatic. It felt to me like Yurio was making a storm out of a cup of water.
I mean, first of all did he even break his promise? He didn’t promise to coach Yurio, but to only choreograph his program. So he could have coached Yuri and done that for Yurio.
In fact, looking at episode 02, Viktor never said he’d pick one of the two. He proposed giving both different programs to see who would surprise the audience more, but it’s Yurio who told him he had to do what the winner said, and then states he’ll leave if Yuri wins. It was thus Yurio who pushed the idea that Viktor had to pick one of the two, and forced Yuri to fight for Viktor as his.
What would have happened if Yurio had instead demanded Viktor keep his promise to give him a program alongside training Yuri? Perhaps Viktor would have liked the challenge both to himself (two people to take care of, more chances of passing his legacy) and Yuri (someone with a program also by him, but not his coaching).
If anything, if Viktor is so selfish as some say, wouldn’t it benefit him more to have two people competing with his signature to them? It would be detrimental to the two, but good for him.
And finally: it’s not as if Yurio sacrificed anything in the years he waited for the promise to come true. Yurio promised to not do a jump that was supposedly dangerous to his growth. So he didn’t lose anything, what he didn’t do (the quads) helped him avoid issues. There’s no reason to think “wow Yurio suffered for the sake of the promise”. Quite the opposite.
Oh, and it’s not as if Yurio abandoned his coach for Viktor’s promise, so again, nothing lost.
Honestly, forgetting the promise wasn’t good of Viktor at all, but I don’t see it as this major betrayal I see some treating it as. Yurio is a kid, and thus made a big deal of things by trying to force Viktor to be his alone instead of trying to share. Had he insisted on being given choreography alongside Yuri’s coaching, and not run off to Russia when his pride was hurt, perhaps he’d have gotten his promise. But he’s an emotional, prideful kid.
tl;dr: Viktor shouldn’t have forgotten the promise, and it shows something quite selfish of his character, but perhaps it wasn’t that huge a thing.
I got a tattoo today, at the kitchen table, by an amateur
Because I am nineteen and I can be irresponsible
And it said “take a chance” because
I like to be reminded that I’m young and I should
There will be plenty of years to play it safe,
But I have one chance to leave a legacy behind
And some days, I do things
Because I think it would be funny if I did
Sometimes I make decisions based on,
“Would this be a funny story when I’m forty?”
And I like to drink a lot and say yes to things
Because all of my friends say no
Every mistake I’ve made is an iron-on patch
And I wear it on a vest that the girlscouts would gasp at-
If they had let me in, I might be more wholesome and well-adjusted:
Fence-hopping is more useful than cookie-selling anyway
And I told everyone that I would hook up with our RA
And they said “you’d be a legend”
I told them, “that’s the plan”
And once I climbed to the top of a 50 foot metal structure
That had been chained off because it was deemed unsafe
And I got to the top and everytime I’ve looked at it since,
I’ve remembered that I did something
And when I was fourteen,
I snuck into a college party and
Everyone thought I was seventeen and they fed me margaritas
And I smoked my first cigarette
And spooned on a couch with a heartbroken gay boy
And I’ve climbed up fire escapes
Because they boasted signs telling me to Keep Out
And in my angst-fueled adolescence, I will scream
MAKE ME, OLD MAN
the last stretch of rebellion before i turn 20 in five months by Catherine Morse