colourings aside

Historically Accurate Xena- now in full colour!

Hiccups and delays aside, here it is. Xena is equipped as an early hoplite; (my headcanon is that, owing to her immense, perhaps semi-divine strength, the bronze is between 4 and 8mm thick- too much for any muscle powered weapon to handle from any angle) packing an early Doru, a Boeotian shield, and a Makhaira sword.
Gabrielle’s Amazonian outfit is a composite of Scythian grave finds; she wields a composite bow and Akinakes sword, wears an elaborate phrygian cap, and the trousers and moccasins of a culture seriously weird to Greeks.
Other avenues are still waiting to be explored! Don’t forget to reblog, and tell me what you think.
I’m absolutely willing to defend my questionable use of snarling Gorgoneiona. Fight me.

I’m not sure whether I was feeling a little patriotic in the moment this capture was made… in that the primary tones of this image are red and white - the colours of the Maltese flag. Maybe subconsciously…?

But colour aside - I find this doorway so very scrumptious and suggestive; the bougainvillea flower is such a deep cherry or crimson-like red, it’s so fiery, and intense, I was mesmerised for minutes before I actually took a photo. We are blessed with warm Mediterranean weather which makes all flowers bloom and blossom.

So it’s been a full year since I posted the ugliest image i’ve ever made y’all look at, so I figured it was time to make it up to y’all and draw something that doesn’t make me hate myself (Before and after under the cut)

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Elia Martell is every woman of colour who was erased from history.

Elia Martell is every woman of colour who has to smile, be pretty and told she is lucky for even getting picked.

Elia Martell is every woman of colour who was put aside because white is synonymous with purity, and a white woman is seen as an achievement.

Elia Martell is the martyr, the saint, the unspoken, the forgotten,


 The characters of Endeavour 

Why is Molly wearing red?

During the first episode of Season four, I could not help but notice Molly’s different outfits to everyone else.

Take Rosie’s christening for example:

All red? When everyone else is dressed in blue or dark colours? (Aside from Mary who’s dressed in all white)

I’m not kidding, look:

Why is she and Mary the only ones to be dressed in colours different to everyone else?

Then there’s this evidence:

Why is she the only one wearing red? Granted, John is wearing white in this scene, but why is she wearing red?

Then there’s the ending:

Stripped red shirt?

Whats with the red being hidden by the blue? 

Then theres this beauty

Hiding the red with the blue?

Y’know who else wears red?


Oh? Is this a coincidence?

Well then, what about yellow?

Molly at the wedding:

Very weird fashion sense. I mean, Lestrade, John, Sherlock and Mrs Hudson are in darker colours (and Mary is once again in white).

Who else do we see in yellow?

Universe, are you making an extra effort to be this lazy?

So, does anyone have any ideas?

Or any more evidence?

Because shit is getting real. 

Tick, tock, tick tock.

Spade Suit emoji review ♠

Apple: Nice shape. I like the smoothness of the curves. In my opinion the shading is not necessary, but it’s nicely executed.

10/10 would recommend

Google: It’s recognisable as a spade, but the point just isn’t pointy enough. And the… the thing at the bottom, the… handle? You know what I mean. It could be better.

5/10 would use in unimportant conversations

Microsoft: As always, Microsoft slaps us in the face with the offensively thick outlines. I want emojis, not the border between two countries. Combine that with the pathetically small handle and the “light black” look, and this attempt becomes an immediate no-no for me.

0/10 wrong colour

Samsung: Oh Samsung, why are you going for the “realistic” look on the spade suit? We don’t need these gradients. To be fair, the shape is acceptable, but learn to use a solid colour, please.

3/10 tolerable from a long distance

LG: I take it back. This shading is the most outrageous, scandalous, abusive abomination of a spade suit emoji I have ever had to look at with my own two eyes. Get it away from me.

-2/10 don’t make me get a knife

HTC: I see someone’s trying to be original here. Unfortunately, when it comes to a symbol like the spade suit, there just isn’t room for originality. Sorry, HTC.

1/10 take it out of the box

Facebook: Is that slightly blue? Colour aside, this is relatively satisfactory. There’s no ridiculous shading, and the handle is proportionate to the overall size.

7/10 could be pointier

Messenger: I like what they’ve tried to do with the highlights and shadows, but it looks a little blocky. However, I like this. This is a good emoji.

8/10 would draw this

Twitter: The emoji designers over at Twitter must have overheard me typing about the size of the handle on Microsoft’s spade. Well, if you’re still listening, you went a bit over the top. But the rest of the design is decent; it’s minimalistic and nicely curved.

5/10 would send to my brother

Mozilla: Another blue-tinted offering, this time from Mozilla. The curved parts are quite pleasing, but I can’t deal with the straight lines at the top. Good for stabbing people who you don’t quite want to hurt.

4/10 either make it a weapon or don’t

Emoji One: What can I say? Yes, it’s grey, but I like it regardless. Although I feel like the handle has just been forced up there.

7/10 would send to friends

emojidex: You know when I picked out the blue tint on some of the others? Well, that was just a tint. This is the sort of blue light that disrupts your circadian rhythms by 10 hours. The shape is horrible. The gradient is repulsive. The bright spot is disgusting. Take this away and incinerate it like the trash it is.

-10/10 if I ever see this again it will be too soon

Unicode: Aaaaaaaah, the simplicity of pure Unicode. The plain, flat black; no gradients, no added extras, no gluten. This is a solid, wholesome, unadulterated playing card depiction. Take a moment to digest the perfection sitting on your screen.

100/10 would get this tattooed

Autumn Headcanons

• Every Autumn without fail, Dustin always prepares and serves his signature hot chocolates.
Ever since he was small, he and his mother would make his dad a hot chocolate, when he was ill. Dustin got so good at making the tastiest, smoothest hot chocolates, that his dad named them, ‘Dustin’s signature hot chocolates’, and ever since, he has been making them for his friends too, every Autumn, without fail.
As soon as it starts getting colder, and the nights turn darker, he wastes no time in getting ‘his ingredients’ out, and making the boys, ‘his signature drink’.

The boys absolutely love Dustin’s hot chocolates, and get excited whenever the leaves start falling, because they know it won’t be long before Dustin starts making them his delicious drink, to sip around the D&D table, or when the boys are all doing homework together, after school, or on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
Dustin always gives extra marshmallows, sprinkles and squirty cream to Will, because Will loves his hot chocolates the most, and always asks for seconds, and practically begs him to make them as soon as possible, as soon as the first leaf falls.

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So if anyone ever ask what my main protip is, it’s “edit your shit”. The vast majority of photos will be aided by editing in one form or another.

A quick rundown of the editing process for this image:

  • Rotated and cropped image
  • Adjusted levels (brightening and evening out light)
  • Adjusted curves (adding contrast)
  • Went in to individually shade + highlight face for contrast and brightening
  • Removed distracting spots (physical & camera error)
  • Smoothed out some of the grain
  • Added vignette
  • Added layer effects (created a brown-toned B&W edit, duplicated it, made one layer into soft light and simply dragged opacity down on the other)
  • Added waterstamp

My process changes picture-to-picture; sometimes it’s as easy as re-cropping and changing colour, whereas I did very little colour adjusting aside from effect on this one. Other times I use liquify and colour-layers for things like body paint and fabric colours that are awkwardly picked up by the camera.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Is the goal to create a heightened reality or is the focus more on mood? Edit appropriately.
  • What are you trying to achieve? Showing off the costume, something fun going on, or making a good image?

At the very basic I’d recommend you do these three:

  • Crop and tilt for horizon line if necessary
  • Colour correct
  • Make sure you’ve the whole spectrum from light to dark in your photo

wiccanwoman253  asked:

Hi, I'm a new witch and I went to the beach today and collected plenty of things. I was wondering if you know of any spells that include beach glass.

Hey, I was so excited to get this question because I’ve also collected lots of beach glass and have found so many great uses for it! 

Glass is made from minerals which have been heated up and melted together. Beach glass has gone through the extra steps of getting thrown away, deemed useless, and left to the elements to shape it. That being said, beach glass harnesses the power of transformation and resilience. Because you know what? After all that, the beach glass turned out even more beautiful than it was before. 

You can use beach glass as you would any crystal- it is just as powerful. You can carry it around if you also want resilience or you can use it in spells like you mentioned. You can use it in a wide variety of spells from anything to beauty spells to weather magic. Foggy beach glass can be used in a curse to interfere with your targets ability to think clearly. It can also be used in a glamour to mask your true intentions or a physical quality you would like to hide. Smooth beach glass can be used to smooth over a rough situation or make something go smoothly.

But wait, there’s more!

Different coloured pieces of beach glass have different correspondences. Look up colour correspondences to see which each colour means. Aside from all the magical uses, it also makes a great decoration and powerful item to add to magical tools. You may wish to add them to a wand or make wind chimes with them. In the past I have also glued pieces to a glass jar and used it to hold a candle. It was beautiful.

Since I worship a goddess who came from the sea (Aphrodite), I also often offer her particularly beautiful pieces of beach glass. She loves pretty things and I leave them on her altar.


Navy in Hit the Diamond - Back to the Moon - Room for Ruby
The first screenies are from Itunes bought eps. The last is from a HD upload. So like, I am not really seeing THAT much of a difference in her colours, aside the outfit and hair being more red-ish. If anyone owns the ep, maybe we can compare.

For the previous two eps, the wiki most likely has screencaps from a stream upload that did something to her tone. A nice tone, but not “the truth” so neither a whitewash nor neon problem this show definitely has, so honestly?? I am kind of surprised??
Cannot figure out if this is a lack of care or a greater care. Worrying.