Ok, so something sad that happenes but it gets better.
Flug, while mixing chemicals together one day for an invisibility serum, manages to somehow grab the wrong chemical to mix with the one hes currently holding, because he was busy shouting at Demencia to “PUT THAT DOWN BEFORE IT SHATTERS!”, and the mixutre ends up exploding in his eyes. The rest of his face is fine, but his eyes become damaged. He becomes black and white colorblind. Hes only able to see in monochrome. His visions slightly blurry too, but aside from that and now being colorblind, he’s ok.
This wouldnt be such a problem, except that he needs to be able to see the colors of certain wires to make certain inventions work correctly, and he needs to be able to see the colors of different chemicals so that he doesnt cause a wider scale explosion in the lab.
For a while he makes things work. He has to work a bit slower on some inventions, and he often needs Demencia’s help in differentiating colors of liquids and machine parts and such, but other than the slower pace, which agravates Black Hat a good bit, all is the same as it was before the incident.
One day however, Flug comes into the lab to find a suprise on table: a pair of goggles that will fit over the bag he wears. (Prior to this he didnt wear goggles over the bag. He just had eyeholes cut out of it.)
He goes to put them on, and almost screams when he does because EVERYTHING IS BRIGHT AGAIN!!
The goggles turn out to have lenses in them that can correct colorblindness and “Holy shit I CAN SEE THE COLORS AGAIN!! THIS IS AMAZING!!”
Demencia walks in the lab with 5.0.5 in tow, and notices Flug walking around, looking at everything, clearly happy about something. And then she notices the goggles.
“Neat goggles you got there! Where’d they come from?”
“I don’t know but Demencia, they allow me to see colors again!!!!”
And shes kinda suprised because “Wait they make goggles like that?!”
And Flugs just so happy because he can finally do his work again without depending on someone else to help him, and this will speed up his work process againc and Black Hat won’t be so upset with his work time and -
“Wait, Demencia, you didn’t get these for me?”
“Nope, no idea where they came from.”
He’s a bit puzzeled, because these goggles obviously didnt just show up out of nowhere. Someone got them for him. Someone who knew he was colorblind.
Someone who wasn’t Demencia, and certainly not 5.0.5.
That left one person. Well, demon more like it.
Flug walks to Black Hats office, and opens the door just slightly to see that his boss is busy filling out that years tax forms, because “We may be a team of villains, but we still live in a house and own a business, and as such we owe taxes to the idiotic government that runs this country, and I will NOT have my company run to the ground because of tax evasion!!”
Flug waits until he finishes writing up the page he’s on, and then steps into the office the whole way.
“What is it that you require Dr. I’m very busy at the moment and you have orders to fill.”
“Well um, Sir I just..just wanted to let you know that those orders you gave me yesterday? They’ll uh..they’ll be done by tomorrow. Tomorrow morning actually.”
Black Hat looks up at that because “Flugs work has taken longer than two days since the incident that doesn’t add up” and then he notices the goggles.
“What’s with the new headwear Flug?”
“Oh the goggles? They appeared on my um. My desk this morning. They actually..they correct my vision?”
“I can..i can see colors again Sir.”
Black Hat sits back for a minute, taking in the information.
“Is that why you’ll have those orders done so quickly compared to your normal time?”
“…fair enough. Make sure they’re as good quality wise as the ones you’ve been producing. We don’t want to sell rushed work to our clients and ruin our reputation now do we?”
“No Sir, of course not. I’ll um..i’ll have them ready and done well by tomorrow morning for you.”
“Good. Now go back to working on them, I need to finish these forms, least my company go down the drain from failing to comply with thw government’s asinine rules.”
Flug turns to leave, and gets halfway out the door, before turning back to Black Hat.
“You wouldnt..you wouldn’t happen to have been the one who got the goggles for me, were you Sir?”
Black Hat looks up, small scowl on his face.
“Of course not Dr. Why would I ever do such a thing like that? I have no idea who gave them to you. Just be greatful that you have them now and get back to work.”
“Yes Sir, will do.”
And with that Flug leaves.
He doesn’t see the small smile on Black Hats face after he leavws because “he liked the goggles I got for him.”
It’s open to autistic people (self or formally dx) who are in need of stim toys (i.e. have only a few or none).
If this describes you, let me know which starter pack you’d like if you win, either in a reblog or an answer to this post. Three winners will be randomly selected at noon ET on Tuesday Sept. 19th.
Stim Toy Starter Pack 1
Photo description: A group of five stim toys. From top left, a light purple donut shaped chewable necklace on a black cord, an acupressure ring made of gold color wire folded into a wreath shaped configuration, a fidget necklace consisting of a dark grey bead encircled by two concentric circle beads, a lanyard made of varying color grey and silver plastic beads, and a large light pink strawberry squishy on a small black lanyard.
Stim Toy Starter Pack 2
Photo description: A group of four stim toys and a pin. From top left, a black donut shaped chewable necklace on a black cord,
a lanyard made of alternating black and clear sparkly plastic beads, a yellow owl pin with the words “Happy Flappy!” written above its head, a fidget necklace consisting of a very dark blue bead suspended in a round silver circular bead, and a large watermelon squishy.
Stim Toy Starter Pack 3
Photo description: A group of five stim toys. From top left, a dark blue donut shaped chewable necklace on a black cord, a lanyard made of light and dark blue sparkly plastic beads, a 48-piece green and blue snap and click fidget, a fidget necklace consisting of a turquoise color bead suspended in a round silver circular bead, and a light green U-shaped chewable tube on a black necklace cord.
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Giveaway is open only to autistic people, including self-diagnosed, in need of stim toys.
Giveaway is open worldwide.
To enter reblog with a comment or answer this post, mentioning which number stim toy pack you’d like to get receive if you win.
Giveaway closes at noon ET on Tuesday Sept. 19th.
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I want to show you something neat art wise. Let’s take a look at this Tsutomu Nihei’s cover.
Nice. Detailed. Look at all the hooks and straps and wires. Color and light/shadow balance looks nice, too.
Now, let’s take a closer, full-scale look at those hooks:
Not so neatly detailed anymore! Lines are wonky, colors’s been slapped on here and there, there are small holes everywhere in the line art.
SO! When scaling down, art’s quality always becomes better. The more you scale, the better it looks. Everything doesn’t need to be neat and utterly detailed for a fine looking result, if the canvas is big enough and the size of the finished art piece is reduced down. The bigger the canvas = the more you can draw “sloppily” and still get neat quality with resizing the piece smaller.
I wanted to show you this as I personally do this a lot and draw with BIG canvasses. My close-ups are horrible haha.
TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2017 - Viola Davis
By Meryl Streep: “When you spend your life embodying other lives, if you are successful, the one that belongs to you can silently slip behind. But Viola Davis’ hard-won, midlife rise to the very top of her profession has not led her to forget the rough trip she took getting there. And that is why she embodies for all women, but especially for women of color, the high-wire rewards of hard work and a dream, risk and faith.Viola has carved a place for herself on the Mount Rushmore of the 21st century—new faces emerging from a neglected mountain. And when she tells the story of how she got from where she was to where she is, it is as if she is on a pilgrimage, following her own footsteps and honoring that journey. Her gifts as an artist are unassailable, undeniable, deep and rich and true. But her importance in the culture—her ability to identify it, her willingness to speak about it and take on responsibility for it—is what marks her for greatness.”