It’s time for another Hiveswap development team interview!

Hey there, Hiveswap and Homestuck fans! Ash here once again, and as promised, it’s time for another interview with the talented folks on Hiveswap’s development team! And don’t worry – if you missed the first interview, with our environment art director Rah, you can find it right here!

Who’s in the hot seat today? Why, it’s Adrienne, our lead animator! She can tell you far more about her work on the project than I ever could, so without further ado, I’m going to hand things off to her – after reminding you all to take good, long looks at the wonderful examples of her work peppered throughout this interview. Take it away, Adrienne!

Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?

Hiya! My name’s Adrienne and I’m the lead animator for Hiveswap. I work together with Angela, the animation director, on roughs, cleanup, background and cutscene animation – anything that moves!

When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?

I was hired full-time in January 2016, but I started doing some sprite conceptualization in late 2015 in tandem with [S]:Collide work (I animated sprites for the main big bads and did thumbnails for some of the sequences).

Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?

Homestuck is basically my career background, ahaha.

I drew a lot of fan art for Homestuck after I finished catching up in late 2012. I got some attention from my work and I was asked to do comic pages for Paradox Space. Then I did work for the Homestuck calendar. Then I just became more involved in the comic after that by doing thumbnails, sprite animation, comic pages, snapchats… and now I’m working on the game… it’s been a wild ride from fan to full-time fan.

But as for how I got started in animation, a lot of it was influenced by anime and then DeviantArt while I was growing up. I grew up with Naruto and loved Norio Matsumoto’s work in it (he did the key animation for the best episodes!). And on DeviantArt, I liked following OCTs (Original Character Tournaments) and was particularly inspired by Unknown-Person’s work.

My general advice would be to value learning and exploration, and have less expectations of what life should hand you – it makes a lot of circumstances feel like a pleasant surprise and a good opportunity to learn something new. That’s how I felt when I stumbled into this field anyway, haha.

We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?

Agh, what a difficult question. My most-played genre is colorful multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Splatoon.

I finished Nier: Automata recently and now I’m working through Persona 5. But when I’m not working through that game, I play Breath of the Wild (most of my time is spent riding my horse around Hyrule – it’s very calming).

Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?

I generally use Homestuck flash animations as an inspiration for Hiveswap sprite animations.

When I’m working on cutscenes, I look to Professor Layton stuff. I love how they integrated cutscenes with gameplay in that series.

As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!

My recent favorite is Mob Psycho 100. The raw and rough quality of the animation for that one is my jam and the main cast is really inspiring. Avatar: The Last Airbender is still my top favorite for its epic storytelling and world-building. Naruto always has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the earliest things that inspired me to study animation.

Other big influential works for me were Princess Mononoke and How to Train Your Dragon.

What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!

Here’s a picture of my workstation! If you squint at the bottom screen closely, you can see me taking the picture. But anyway… yeah. I am a little embarrassed for people to know how saturated my workstation is with inspirational quotes (there are papers of handwritten motivation on the walls behind me), but that’s just how I deal when the anxiety gets a little rough.

When I want to focus (usually for rough animation and concept art), I pull up an electronic or classical playlist on YouTube (and recently Spotify) or have no music playing at all. But for everything else (cleanup, in-betweens, etc.), I dig into different genres once in awhile but Imagine Dragons and Americana/folk stuff are my go-to. Acoustics sound really nice in these speakers.

Favorite Homestuck character?

Egh, this is impossible… I’m gonna say it’s between Rose, Jade, Roxy, Kanaya, Terezi, and Vriska… um…

Favorite Homestuck ship?

Rose/Kanaya has never once failed me! c: (I think John/Terezi is really funny too.)

Favorite Homestuck flash?

Urgh… I don’t know, there’s so many that I love. In terms of like… cool and creative setup, [S] Cascade probably? [S] GAME OVER is cool too, because everyone died and the stakes just got so much higher. Oh! I just remembered [S] Make her pay as well!

This question is impossible.

(In the above animation timeline, the first frame is held for 4/24 of a second, the second frame for 2/24 of a second, the third for 2/24, and so on.)

Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?

Thank you for all your support, and for your patience in making it through the Giga/Mega/Omegapauses intact!

Where can people find more of your work? Link us to your own little corner(s) of the Internet!

If you want to see more of my stuff, my Tumblr is the place to be!

Thank you, Adrienne! Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this second Hiveswap development team interview – and don’t worry, there are still plenty more to come!

Now that we’ve gotten things rolling, from here on out we’ll be bringing you a new interview every Wednesday, so be sure to check back every week for a new behind-the-scenes look at the development of Hiveswap and the talented people behind it!

See you next time!

Date the black, fuzzy, vaguely human-shaped pit you see in the corner of your eye sometimes. Though he’s shy and difficult to spot, you can get him to reveal his sharp white teeth with a good joke. He’ll mumble some garbled apology for looking so bad in a hat he’s not wearing and take your hand if you offer it. His skin feels sharply cool, like peppermint oil. You will soon find many gifts scattered about your home, and this will continue until you run out of things that you want.

Find the bad guy, push ‘em aside!
Then move on forward with your friend at your side
It’s a two-player game, so when they make an attack,
You know you got a brother gonna have your back!

Henlo I’m in love with these weebs and am officially in BMC hell

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Niall was dressed like a cool teacher tonight and im 100% here for it

when you’ve got a class of 12th graders to teach but you also have a hit song to perform

just something people with anxiety should know about rehearsing orders

As a food service worker, I will tell you straight up, we don’t care. Actually we care more that you do that and take your time figuring out what you’re going to say and order, as opposed to some people that ask me what everything is instead of looking at it with their eyeballs.

Sometimes I hear students rehearsing their orders and like thats cool thats fine. I’m glad you’re taking time to figure out what you want to say and what you want. It makes the process easier for both of us. Take your time doing it. Breathe.

Honestly never feel embarrassed about it okay? Nothing to be embarrassed about. We are honestly grateful that you’re doing that. And if you fumble? It’s fine. It just makes me remember all the funny times I fumbled. No judging at all. Your fine. A+. Don’t worry about it. We understand and we’re thankful.

EXO’s Reaction to Their Crush Wearing Revealing Clothing to Tease Them


Xiumin would try to ignore the amount of leg you had going on, staying away from you for extra effect.  When you did manage to get near to him, you could see him chewing on his lip as he eyed you up and down.  As soon as you looked at him he’d look away, acting as if he hadn’t been watching you. You could tell by how red he was getting and how frequently he dabbed sweat from his face that you were pushing him to his limits.


Playing it cool, Chen would act like you didn’t look downright delicious in your dress.  He’d maintain eye contact when he talked to you, but you could see how red his cheeks were.  Every once in a while his eyes would dart down to your body, but he’d quickly force himself to look at your face again.


Baekhyun would use humor to hide his arousal at your scandalous outfit. “Ahhh! That’s quite a skirt you have there,” he’d say, gesturing at your outfit but looking elsewhere, his cheeks pink. Whenever you’d talk to him he’d just giggle nervously, periodically wiping sweat from his brow.


Definitely not good at pokerfaces, Chanyeol’s expression would be of slight desperation and arousal as he watched you walk past him. Later when you approached him you’d notice that his hands were in his pockets, pushing his pants out as if to hide something.


Trying to be more of a gentleman, Lay would simply tell you how nice you look before slowly distancing himself from you. He wouldn’t run away when you approached him, but would be obviously uncomfortable (read: turned on) with how much of..everything..was in his face.


Poor D.O wouldn’t stand a chance against your revealing outfit, and he’d have to excuse himself multiple times to go to the bathroom to compose himself. You’d catch him watching you a lot, biting his bottom lip and probably thinking about all the things he wanted to do with you.


Suho would be another one who would try to combat his arousal with humor.  He’d be cracking more jokes than usual when he was around you, and you could tell he was nervous by the way his voice cracked slightly when you made eye contact with him.


Though you might’ve thought you would be the one doing the teasing, it would quickly become the other way around. Kai would make eye contact with you frequently, before smirking and letting his eyes wander down your body, completely unashamed of how obvious he was being. You’d be the one sweating and blushing that day.


Sehun would be more annoyed than anything–not so much at you for wearing it, but at himself for how much it got to him. He’d make his conversations short with you, avoiding looking at you at all costs as he “subtlety” covered his crotch with his hands. 

anonymous asked:

hey hun!!! since you did a leo one, can i ask for a friends to lovers scenario with hyuk??? thank you so much 😭💕

of course,,,my boy deserves more love~!!
find leo (here)

  • you and hyuk work basically the same delivery job at two fast food places right near each other so u meet because ur both chaining up ur bikes in the morning
  • and hyuk’s like “cool frame!” and ur like “thanks, i like urs too- wait what is that?” and hyuk proudly touches the sticker beside his handlebar and is like “that? that’s my uchiha clan sticker!” and ur like this kids a nerd
  • but it’s cool because he’s a funny, tall nerd 
  • and sometimes when u guys finish deliveries at the same time ull take lunch together at the local park
  • and hyuk’s long legs look so funny any time he sits on the swings because they like bend up
  • and he’s always like “one of the dudes i split rent with is such a mom,,,he keeps making me sandwiches and snacks to bring to work,,,,he’s so nosy,,,,,,”
  • and ur like ok but look at u. ur eating that sandwich he made right
  • and hyuk with straight up crumbs on his mouth holding the sandwich half eaten is like “god damn that hakyeon,,,,,he makes really good pb&j ok”
  • but it’s super nice to hang out with him because hyuk never seems to have a serious care in the world and sure u guys rag on ur bosses but he’s never,,,,,complaining too much
  • like a lot of ur friends all they have to say is negative things about work or school but hyuk seems to brush it off and is thankful for his job and,,,,,idk just a positive kid
  • but also completely savage he told u about he switched his friend ravi’s toothpaste with hummus once and u were like NO and he was like YEAH and till this day he DOESNT know it was me
  • but hyuk gives u lots of laughs,,,,and is always cutely ruffling the top of ur hair and trying to get u to admit that he’s faster on his bike than u are
  • and one afternoon as u get off work u notice that hyuk’s bike looks a little bent up,,,,,like there’s a dent in the frame and ur pretty sure the chains not on right
  • and when hyuk walks out of his job u see the makeshift bandages wrapped around his arm and the bruising black eye and ur like ????? WHAT HAPPENED
  • and hyuk tries to laugh, only to wince in pain when he does and is like “i had a little accident,,,,,it’s nothing though!!! owner got mad at me because i spilt the food so that’s coming out of my paycheck.”
  • and u can hear that he’s trying to come off??? sarcastic
  • but u can hear the slight sadness too and ur like “is ur arm ok??” and hyuk is like “i think it’s broken. probably gonna go home and s-”
  • and ur like hell no you’re not you’re going to the hospital
  • and hyuk is like hospital??? but i can just make a cast at home with some wood-
  • and u roll ur eyes because once again hyuk is taking it “easy” but ur pretty sure not even his happiness can fix a broken bone so ur like “hospital. c’mon ill even bike u there if i have to.”
  • and hyuk snorts because please u wouldn’t be able to and ur like get on my bike and try me,,,,,but seeing as tho it really would be close to impossible hyuk is like FINE lets go do u have change for the bus
  • and ofc the ER tells hyuk he needs a cast and as ur leaving with him,,,it’s a lil late
  • and ur like “since u got it taken out of ur paycheck ill treat u to dinner. at the 7/11 what cup ramen do u want.”
  • and hyuk wiggles his eyebrows and is like “is this a date?~ are u gonna feed me because this cast is in the way~”
  • and for a moment ur reflex is to shoot some comment back but,,,,,u look at hyuk,,,,,,,and tbh,,,,,,even tho he’s kind of silly he really,,,,,is ur type
  • tall,,,,cute,,,,good sense of humor,,,,,like,,,,,
  • so u straighten up a bit and ur like “yeah. it’s a date. ill even feed you.”
  • and hyuk seems surprised,,,,the tips of his ears going pink and ur like “unless u dont want it to be then ill just get u ur ram-” but hyuk shakes his head and seems to want to put his hand out but the cast makes him wince and ur like ?? and he’s like “no,,,,i,,,i want it. too bad it’s our first date and i can’t even hold ur hand tho,,,,,”
  • and u look at him for a second before bursting out into laughter
  • and hyuks like ???? and ur like “dummy,,,only one of ur hands is broken here ill go over to ur other side and we can hold hands”
  • and hyuk’s like RIGHT,,,,,,,,
  • but it’s cute u guys are adorable and u do feed him ramen even tho the cashier at 7/11 keeps glaring at you because u and hyuk spent 15 min debating in front of him about which flavor of ramen is the best
  • true love honestly  

anonymous asked:

Ok but there was like a part where Amy said something like "i'm an embarrassment" or something like that and Mark quietly said from the back "you're not" or something and god help I cant with these two

did you just hear when amy said she liked marks bird head and mark got all happy and kept saying ‘amy likes my bird head,,, i really like her,, shes really cool’ like that shit just added 20 years onto my life span oh my god?

TalesFromRetail: The day I pretended to be someone's dad

The owner is a family friend and asked me if I could cover because they were short on staff. So, I think this counts on TFR. This takes place in a small convenient store.

There wasn’t much to do so I decided to walk around maybe reorganized misplaced items when suddenly a kid (maybe 3-4 years old) holds my hand. I kind of look around to see if someone lost their kid and then I see a young lady gave me a “go on” gesture. I’m a bit confused as what she wants me to do but whatever I was bored and this kid looked cooler than my friends. So I asked if he liked candy and asked which one he liked. He didn’t say anything and just pointed to some gummy worms.

Me: That’s cool. Me too! I like the sour ones because I can make this face. sour face

This made the kid laugh

Boy: I love you daddy hugs me

TBH I freaked out a bit and thought this kid couldn’t possibly be mine as I looked over to the young lady she started tearing up.

Me: I love you too, son

The boy ran back to the lady

The lady walks up to me and hugs me

Lady: I’m so sorry for that, my husband just passed away 2 days ago. This is the first time I saw him talk since that day.

Me: I’m sorry for your loss

Lady: Thank you

They proceeded to leave. The boy is waving his gummy worms at me and I do the sour face and he does the same.

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djshomeofhell  asked:

U see um. Weed is actually very beneficial for your health?? Um they give it to cancer patients who are going through chemo for the pain. They give it to people with anxiety. Sooooooo? Drawing it is actually really cool. It's not like he was drawing Conner fucking taking heroin or crack cocaine. Like stafu.

you guys… this dream i had last night…. a nonfandom friend came up to me and was like, hey are you pumped for the surprise new ep of sherlock this weekend? and i’m like….. excuse me what, and they’re like, yeah, i just saw a promo for it on the flight i just took… didn’t you know? and so it turned out that they were airing the lost special only on the check-in kiosk screens of a specific airline and figuring this out involved going to the airport and trying to play it cool while looking like a complete lunatic asking the clueless customer service people about the broadcast schedule for the check-in kiosks at airports in different timezones

anonymous asked:

8 -11 Please

8. show us at least 2-3 drawings from 1- 2 years ago

(all of em arts was drawn last year ;~;)

(aaaahhhh I hate my old arts….lmao *cringe to the highest level* 

9. What drawing programs do u use?

(I use procreate when I’m using my iPad)

10. Are u left handed or right handed?

I am right handed

11. warm or cool colors?

I like both! 

anonymous asked:

Seeing how bad the voltron and YOI fandoms are makes me appreciate how chill the rwby fandom is. Like yeah there are disagreements but no one is going around telling people to kill themselves over ships (unless I've missed it happening, then that makes me really sad). The RWBY tag is literally my safe space.

RWBY fandom ppl ship Yang and Ruby together who are half sisters and Weiss and Winter together who are full blood sisters and even shit like Qrow and Raven who are fuckin twins and everyone’s just like yeah cool shit bro idgaf. The only discourse you get in the RWBY fandom tends to be regarding Bumbleby and Black Sun bc of the fact ppl think Bumbleby is actually canon and they get salty about Black Sun gradually becoming more and more canon (I actually like Black Sun lmao) I just stay w Renora bc Nora is my child and Ren is pure like you cannot dislike Renora it’s impossible

I really like how cool it gets here at night. We open the windows?? to let the cool air in, and like,,,,it’s so nice. 

In Texas you really do need an AC unit to survive, because when it hits 100 and above, after the sun goes down that temperature doesn’t change save for maybe a few degrees. Texas summers are as swelteringly hot at night as they are during the day. :/

[TRANS] Bazaar June 2017 Park Hyungsik Interview


Park Hyungsik calmly walked into the Hawaiian nature where sun, wind, fog, and sudden showers changed one another in unparalleled fashion like special effects. A full-fledged 26-year-old actor, who is slowly discovering the taste of acting, without a touch of fear or hesitation explored the unfamiliar world. The diverse Park Hyungsik’s prism that radiates between an innocent boyish face and a wild manly appearance. —-By Editor Kim Areum

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