dark-base

happy birthday @softshadowmoon! it’s late but you know how much love i put into it ❤️ i love you buddy.


there in the forest, above the heavy foliage, twilight had fallen in a strange hazy way, darkness curling around the base of the trees. for a while it was just that thick blue green kind of darkness that made everything a little obscure, although the sky was still light with the last of the sun. then at some point as the sound of the crickets in the brush rose, little dots of yellow light rose with it, fireflies hanging in the air and making it look like the forest was lined with tiny droplets of gold.

their boots were quiet on the path as they made their way carefully over small fallen logs and past twisted tree roots. their fingers were entwined and had been the entire time, alec’s hand slightly cool to the touch against the warmth of magnus’s palm. every time magnus glanced back, the look on alec’s face was one of awe and confusion, following after magnus carefully, his black boots searching for footing on the uneven ground.

“can you tell me where we’re going yet?” the trees were thicker here and alec’s voice was quiet, hushed almost in the reverent stillness of the forest. the birds were nearly quiet by then too, small animals still rustling in the brush and magnus smiled to himself as they continued, the beaten path trailing off and around a stand of trees.

“not much further,” magnus replied, just as hushed, similar to all of the enigmatic replies he’d been giving alec since they stepped through the portal into the middle of the forest.

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Dark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’ - This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms. Juno acquired this JunoCam image on Feb. 2, 2017, at an altitude of 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) above the giant planet’s cloud tops. This publicly selected target was simply titled “Dark Spot.” In ground-based images it was difficult to tell that it is a dark storm. Citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko enhanced the color to bring out the rich detail in the storm and surrounding clouds. Just south of the dark storm is a bright, oval-shaped storm with high, bright, white clouds, reminiscent of a swirling galaxy. As a final touch, he rotated the image 90 degrees, turning the picture into a work of art.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

this ask meme is based on the blog gravesuggestion.  i’ve divided it up into two categories  ( light  &  dark )  based on the themes.  some of these can be somewhat triggering seeing that the darker ones deal with a lot of death mentions.  please be cautious before continuing on!!

L I G H T

‘  at night i dream of you.  ’
‘  don’t give up yet.  you still have time to fix things.  ’
‘  falling in love with someone else is not a personal attack.  ’
‘  i am still so weak when it comes to you.  ’
‘  i can’t believe i let myself let you down.  ’
‘  i don’t care where we go when we die,  as long as i’m with you.  ’
‘  i dream of saying to you all the words i held inside until it was too late.  ’
‘  i feel so warm  &  safe when you talk to me.  maybe i could love you if you’d let me.  ’
‘  i finally let the right people in  &  i have never felt so loved.  ’
‘  i like the way your nails paint red stripes along my spine days after you’re gone.  ’
‘  i lived in your permafrost for twenty years  &  then you looked at me  &  i felt the warmth of spring.  ’
‘  i once wished you’d leave me alone,  but i take it back.  ’
‘  i want to be able to love someone else,  but you stretch your arms  &  spread your legs inside my heart so that there is no room for anyone or anything else.  ’
‘  i want to believe that we got it right this time.  ’
‘  i wonder how much longer i can cling to your light before it expires completely.  ’
‘  i would travel across the world to be by your side,  because as long as you are with me,  anywhere is a perfect place to me.  ’
‘  it took me awhile to realize it myself,  but you are not what other people say you are.  ’
‘  it’s not that i really need you,  but life would be pretty boring without you around.  there’s no one i would rather be with.  ’
‘  i’d like to stay like this for awhile.  ’
‘  life  &  death don’t have to be so boring,  let’s make both an adventure.  ’
‘  life imitates art,  they say.  i didn’t believe it until i started to notice the way your eyelashes look so much like tiny ink stroke.  ’
‘  live your life so that when you die,  souls will come for miles just to hear your historic tales.  ’
‘  make your exes jealous  &  your past self proud.  ’
‘  maybe you’re what i needed to find in order to move on.  ’
‘  never get caught falling harder.  they’ll never let you back up.  ’
‘  please don’t go.  ’
‘  some days it’s easier to just stop fighting it  &  succumb.  ’
‘  sometimes,  you’ll find it hard to keep going,  but you always will.  ’
‘  the desire i feel for you is that same itching,  insidious hunger that an addict has for their addiction.  ’
‘  the worst thing about you is that you weren’t all bad.  ’
‘  there is absolutely nothing  &  no one who can stop me.  ’
‘  there is no route of losing you that is without pain.  ’
‘  there’s still room for adventure  &  there is no one i’d rather have by my side.  ’
‘  things didn’t turn out the way i planned,  but i’m alright with that.  ’
‘  we could be really incredible together,  you know?  ’
‘  you are beautiful  &  vibrant  &  confident.  you are light  &  laughter incarnate  &  every fiber of your being screams freedom  &  joy.  when i am with you,  i am truly happy.  ’
‘  you are starlight incarnate,  from the grand way you sway your hips to the wide mysterious way you think.  blessed are any to be loved by you.  ’
‘  you are too afraid of the future to let go of a past that was never kind to you.  ’
‘  you call me yours  &  i have no idea what that even means to you.  ’
‘  you remind me of bubblegum  &  sweets;  soft  &  pink  &  warm.  you are strong in the gentlest way.  you are so stubbornly kind.  i wish i could be like that.  ’
‘  you still visit me while i sleep sometimes.  your fingers trace my spine  &  i listen to you breathe.  please stop haunting me.  ’
‘  ‘morbid curiosity’ is a wonderful way to describe how i feel about you.  ’

D A R K

‘  a thousand empty bottles  &  fist fights will never return to us what we lost that day.  ’
‘  everyone else has moved on,  but i am still here.  ’
‘  everything about you screams danger.  ’
‘  everything is worthless to you  &  you,  in turn,  became worthless.  ’
‘  for once in my life i want to be surrounded by people that i don’t feel like i need to impress.  ’
‘  freedom is really hard to get used to.  ’
‘  how could you do this to me?  how fucking could you?  ’
‘  i am becoming everything we always dreamed of  &  i am leaving you behind.  ’
‘  i buried you so well that you might as well have died.  ’
‘  i can rest easy knowing that the person i love is dead  &  not the monster you became.  ’
‘  i can’t look at you.  not now,  not ever.  ’
‘  i don’t ask how you’ve been.  what’s the point?  you’d lie anyways.  ’
‘  i dream of hearing the words i so desperately needed to lay your memory to rest.  ’
‘  i haunted this house first.  there is no room for you here.  ’
‘  i have a right to be upset.  i loved them too, you know.  ’
‘  i just want it to end.  i want it to all go away.  i want to go away.  ’
‘  i may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing,  but a snake hiding in the skin of a mouse is far more dangerous.  ’
‘  i saw your face today  &  didn’t feel anything.  i am free.  ’
‘  i tried to save you,  but you didn’t want to be saved.  you just wanted someone to suffer with you.  ’
‘  it’s almost as if you were never here.  ’
‘  it’s unhealthy to do these things,  you tell me.  you say it’s time to stop smoking,  time to stop gambling,  &  dammit,  i f you don’t stop drinking it’ll kill you.  i sure hope you’re right,  darling.  ’
‘  i’m always pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to kill you in my mind  ’
‘  i’m not really scared to die.  i’m more afraid that no one will miss me when i’m gone.  ’
‘  i’m not the person you left behind anymore.  there’s no one here to miss.  ’
‘  i’ve been dead far longer than i’ve been alive.  ’
‘  i’ve eaten nothing but flower petals  &  ivy for weeks because i want to be beautiful inside like you.  ’
‘  i’ve never been completely satisfied.  i most likely will still be unsatisfied long after my death.  ’
‘  no motive other than pleasure,  my dear.  ’
‘  one day i’ll go or you will.  either way,  it will be as if i’m losing a piece of myself.  ’
‘  our dreams  &  promises decay along with you.  ’
‘  the leaves change,  but nothing else does.  ’
‘  the only difference between avoiding  &  leaving is that now i’m not waiting up for you.  ’
‘  there is no such thing as a person who is required to love you.  ’
‘  there’s only so much that can be done to repair old damage.  ’
‘  things aren’t going as i hoped.  maybe if i die,  i can start over again?  better luck next time.  ’
‘  this is not something to be proud of.  this is a tragedy.  ’
‘  trying to get rid of me?  oh honey,  you’ll have to try much harder than that.  ’
‘  trying to get under my skin?  you’re nothing more than a pesky itch.  ’
‘  unlike you,  i can’t hide my identity when it becomes an inconvenience or a danger.  ’
‘  weeping is for gods  &  martyrs,  we cannot afford such luxuries.  ’
‘  would you even miss me?  ’
‘  you are not important enough to earn an eternal place in my heart.  ’
‘  you complain nonstop about being unloved  &  alone,  i can’t imagine what you’d be like if that were actually true.  ’
‘  you don’t know what it’s like.  ’
‘  you made this so fucking easy for me.  ’
‘  you should see me as a threat.  i will tear down everything you know until there is nothing left of you.  i am a walking threat.  ’
‘  you think i’m already gone,  but i’m still fighting.  ’
‘  you think i’m dead,  but i’m just dying.  ’
‘  you were never an addiction,  you were a fucking disease.  ’
‘  you wouldn’t dare cross me.  i am god  &  you are the soil beneath my feet.  ’
‘  your existence takes up so much more space in mine that we might as well be one entity.  ’
‘  your fingers are so cold  &  bruised,  but you’re still slamming your fists again the barricade as if it makes a difference.  ’
‘  your hair is tied in a noose  &  your fingernails are razor blades,  your lips are poison  &  i will gratefully kiss them.  ’
‘  your hatred has a body count  &  we will not forget.  ’
‘  your loss,  not mine.  ’
‘  you’re a sick fuck.  you know that?  ’
‘  you’re not gentle with me  &  i would never ask you to be.  ’
‘  you’ve trapped yourself so thoroughly in your own mind that it’s not even a rut anymore,  it’s a pit.   ’


on painting skin

imo painting skin is more about lighting than shadows or really anything else? if you create a dark base and build light up on top of it the shadows will form naturally.

a big thing is the coloring of the cheekbone area, it is NOT always like this. coloring the cheekbones is completely determined by the MOUTH!

in its most basic form the corners of the nostrils connect to the corners of the mouth and coloring the cheekbones should be determined based on the line between them! light hits off the highest point on the cheekbone and moves outward from there, a scrunched up face would have fewer highlights and more shadows for this reason. 

anonymous asked:

can you teach us how you did that galaxy? i thought you used firealpaca but that blew me away oh goodness

sure!!

ok get a pretty dark base color here, I usually use blue or purple

then a lighter slightly different hued color (blue-purple for me)

careful with that sand, gets messy

youll get this! now this is where it gets a lil confusing imo

hot pink

huge ass air brush

do something like this?

this and you get something like

then use a blue or purple

fill in/ slightly over areas

t h e n copy that layer and do this junk

and you get this mess

The Void™

time for stars! I have a special brush for background stars but we can do this by hand since yall probably dont have it (this might be a bit annoying but bare with me)

fuck yeah stars 

now

do this shit till you see those bright babies (i did 4 layers but took a screenshot at 3 for some reason)

NOW MORE STARS!! BUT BIGGER!!!

yeah!! now lets make em shine!!

important^^^

do this at random with varying sizes then overlay it at 100% (put it under the star layer)

t h e n

do it again smaller!

lower the opacity to 8% for this!

copy star layer and over lay, add till you like it

then yeah

then play around with colors by adding/overlaying till you like the outcome! 

there ya go! im sure this is confusing as hell but thats how I do it

Tintoretto, Carrying of the Body of Saint Mark, 1562-1566


This is one of my favourite paintings. The deep shadows, especially visible on the group of figures to the right, are characteristic of Tintoretto and his technique of painting brighter highlights over a base of dark colours. This, along with the ghostly outlines visible along the borders of this work, are also present in his dramatic Last Supper from 1592-1594. In my opinion, the most interesting elements of this painting are the deep, receding pictorial space (which draws the eye into the chaotic scene) and the raging storm overhead.

Similarly, the corresponding Finding of the Body of Saint Mark from 1562–1566 depicts a scene from the same narrative and also features the deep perspective and ghostly wisps, as well as a dramatically foreshortened body similar to Andrea Mantegna’s landmark painting Dead Christ from 1480.

modern&dark plots based on animated movies

HERCULESmuse a is a rookie cop who’s just looking to prove themselves in the department, especially considering the rumors swirling around that the only reason they managed to pass the exam was because their parent is the former chief of police. desperate to show their worth, muse a volunteers to take on the biggest case the city’s seen in years, a drug ring that’s going to lead to drug bust right within the city. surprising many people, including his older and bitter partner, muse a has a knack for finding out what’s going on and begins to put together the pieces of the case - which doesn’t bode well for the kingpin who wants to flood the city with their drugs. enter muse b, a wise and street saavy escort who begins to cross paths with muse a multiple times on their different assignments. muse a is taken by muse b’s humor and intelligence and independence. muse a finds themselves taken with muse b, their energy starting to drift more on them than the case. unknown to them, muse b works for the very kingpin they’re trying to take down.

ANASTASIAmuse a was born into a wealthy political family, the youngest child in a long line of people who had the courage to speak out against what was wrong - and in return, earn a long list of enemies along the way. one evening after speaking out against a violent one, the entire family of muse a finds themselves as the victim of an attack on their estate. muse a and their grandfather attempt to escape the burning house, but are separated, muse a swallowed up by the crowd. hoping the child is safe, the grandfather continues on, thinking that muse a will find them eventually. however, years go by and nothing. meanwhile, muse b is a petty thief and scammer who looks to make quick cash in the easiest way possible, and happens to come across a paper that boldy claims five million dollar reward for anyone who can restore muse a to their family. with a trick up their sleeve and enough knowledge about the former family, muse b knows that money is as good as theirs, all they need to find is the person to play the part. in comes muse a, who’s spent the last ten years of their life in a dark cloud, the only memory of their life being their first name. 

FINDING NEMO – since muse a’s child was born, they’ve been a nervous wreck. the birth of their child led to the death of muse a’s spouse, and because of that, muse a has been desperate to hold onto their child and keep them as close as possible. when their child turns five and it’s time for them to go to school, muse a is forced to let go of the reigns a little bit, despite their best intentions. what they’re not expecting is for their child to be kidnapped during the first time away from home. the police can only do so much, but muse a can’t sit back and do nothing, taking matters and clues into their own hands and setting out to find their child. on the way, they end up picking up a forgetful yet charming hitchhiker, muse b. initially just planning on driving muse b to the next exit, muse a finds themselves saddled with muse b who can longer remember where they were going, but begins to provide help to muse a in their journey.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITYmuse a and muse b are both classmates in the same university, but the two of them come from entirely different worlds. muse a is a scholarship student, spending every waking moment working and dreaming of the career they can’t wait to start. muse b is a legacy kid, riding on the family’s name and doing just enough to get by, looking forward to partying more than studying. the two of them are pledging for the same club/fraternity/sorority, and as a result of meeting each other, immediately get off on the wrong foot. jabs and insults come off their lips easily - perhaps a bit too easily. due to an altercation in the middle of campus, the two of them soon find themselves on probation, kicked out of the dormitory where they lived, and with nothing left to support them. with everyone now expecting them to fail and the two of them the laughing stock of the entire campus, they end up having to put their differences aside and work together - and even live together. 

Coloring Tutorial for Shadowhunters S2

Hello pals, I’m gonna show you how to achieve a quality coloring for Shadowhunters Season 2 despite the horrid lighting of the show this season. 

  • Please like/reblog if you find this tutorial useful.
  • This will not magically work for every scene, adjustments need to be made. This is just here to help you learn and gain some tips.
  • If you have any questions just let me know.

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anonymous asked:

prompt: jughead is at south side high but sneaks into riverdale high for make out sessions w betty and her friends investigate and find out

Betty stared dreamily out the window of her second period chemistry class, her chin propped up in her hand, and a lazy smile gracing her face. It was raining and she had always loved the sound of the heavy water hitting the roof of Riverdale high, rain was something that was constant, there would always be rain, soft and steady or Sparatic and rough it was always there to wash away the bad.

A heavy hand dropped to her shoulder and she looked up to find her teacher smiling down at her and gesturing to the empty classroom, she must have been daydreaming for longer than she thought, smiling apologetically she gathered her books and walked into the empty halls, it was lunchtime and no one ever hung around when food and socializing were on the table.

JJ: alas fair Juliet, our schools may part us but parting be but sweet sorrow.

Betty giggled at the silly text message her very favorite boy had sent her, his wide vocabulary wasnt something anyone ever expected when they met the dark haired Serpent.

“Wow whoever can make you laugh like that must really be something special.”

Betty whipped around at the familiar voice, a grin breaking out on her face as she eyed the boy up and down.

Jughead Jones was leaning casually against the dark blue lockers, a toothpick dangling lazily from his mouth and his leather jacket snug on his shoulders, his wavy dark hair was messy and His hands were shoved in his pockets, a goofy grin on his face.

“What are you doing here? How did you even get in the building?” Betty asked, her perfect blonde ponytail bouncing as she walked towards the mysterious boy. Jughead instantly reached his hands out and gripped her tiny waist, his fingers playing with the waist band of her cheerleading skirt.

“I have my ways.” He grinned lazily “a guy can’t visit his girl in her beautiful, state of the art highschool? I mean look at those water fountains, Southside highs only have brown water.” He shrugged.

“Oh I totally get it, you’re using me for my water fountains, That’s fine.” She teased, her hands moving to play with the dark curls at the base of his neck, his eyes instantly falling closed at the familiar comfort of her smooth fingers.

It all started a few months ago, Betty had been helping Jugheads father fix up an old Harley in the backyard of his trailer, she had been referred by Pops and she was more than happy to help. He didn’t think he had seen anything sexier than the gorgeous blonde covered in motor oil, holding a wrench as her tiny denim shorts and tiny white tshirt dripped with water form the sprinkler next door. He quickly learned how complicated her life was and his interest in her only peaked, for someone so small she carried the weight of the world on her shoulders, he wanted to do everything he could to carry some of that weight.

“Is that okay?” Jughead heard Betty ask from his embrace, tearing him out of his thoughts.

“Hmm?” He smiled apologetically

Betty giggled
“I said, I’m going to stop by the bar today, I sewed up vipers jacket and I promised Hause I would drop off cupcakes for his daughters birthday.”

That was the other thing, Betty had embraced the Serpents almost immediately, they were a second family to her and she never judged, even though he could sense her worry as she cleaned him up from some particularly nasty brawl, she never said anything, just kissed his bruises and helped him tug his jacket back on.

“Sounds good to me beautiful.” He dropped his lips to hers and her hands moved up slightly, burying in his hair.

After about a minute of holding each other they were both ripped apart by the clearing of a throat and the slamming of a locker. Betty pulled away shocked as Jughead kept his hands on her her waist, his guard instantly up.

“Betty Cooper you have some explaining to do.” A dark haired girl smirked, her arms crossed over chest as the boy beside her stared with wide eyes.

The second boy clapped excitedly
“You’re a Serpent! Oh this is fantastic, Betty why didn’t you tell me! This is amazing!”

Jughead raised a brow, but Kevin cut her off, moving to grab Jugheads hand and shaking firmly
“My name is Kevin Keller my boyfriend, Joaquin? He’s part of your gang, we can definitely do double dates now!”

He heard Betty giggle from beside him and he couldn’t help the smile that creeped up on his face.

“I’m Veronica Lodge and this is my boyfriend Archie Andrews, were Betty’s best friends and we’ve never heard of you.” She stared evenly at Jughead as Archie straightened his back, squaring off against the new guy.

“Jughead Jones. I’m the boyfriend, happy to meet you.” He stuck his hand out for the raven haired girl to grab, she took it hesitantly and elbowed the red haired boy.

“Archie Andrews.” He grunted. Jughead tried to hide his smirk.

“Nice to meet you dude.”

Something seemed to soften in the quarterbacks eyes and he grabbed the leather jacket wearing boys hand

“Same here man.”

With introductions done Jughead looked back to his girlfriend and brought her hand to his mouth
“I’ve gotta get back, I can only avoid Southside high for so long.” He sighed pressing his lips to her knuckles and pulling away as she smiled lovingly at him

“See you tonight?” She asked softly

He nodded, a look of complete adoration in his eyes that wasn’t missed by the three friends, Kevin and Veronica visibly swooning

“I’m not sure what your plans for tonight are but why don’t you two join us for a milkshake at pops later on, Archie’s treat.” Veronica asked, gently nudging her boyfriend as he grunted and rolled her eyes.

Jughead just stared at the girl in surprise, his eyes turning back to Betty’s for assurance, she nodded excitedly and he couldn’t help but chuckle

“We’ll be there” he said finally “thanks”

With that he threw one last glance at his beautiful girlfriend before heading out the doors of Riverdale high.

It was silent for a few moments before Kevin broke the moment

“I love him.” He said dreamily. “If you don’t want him I’ll take him.”

Betty laughed heartily

“Sorry Kevin but that ones all mine.”

Space Balls

Recently I’ve been playing with wet on wet watercolor techniques.  This watercolor technique works wonders with creating backgrounds, skies, water, and space.  By wetting your work area first with water, you can create organic shapes and water movement that mimic things you would find in nature.  Make sure you only wet areas you want the colors to flow with clean water.  Or your painting will become muddy and washed out.

This is step one.  Filling in the area with color.  If you experience pooling you can either:

1. Mop it up with a brush/towel/paper

2. Tilt your paper to evenly distribute the water but risk muddying colors

3. Let it dry for a darker effect but risk getting bleeding 


Experiment with different color combinations.  You can look up galaxies, nebulas, and stars online but just experimenting works even better.  

Possible color combos that worked:

1. Warm colors: reds/oranges/pinks/yellow

2. Cool colors: Blue/purple/green

3. Mix it up, if you add in just cool colors, you can add a pop/drop of red to really give it a pop.

Now we need to darken up the borders and around the organic color flows you have created.  Let it dry slightly and then mix up very dark purple with a base of blue.

Fill in edges and then go back and get high paint to water ratios of your colors (orange) and dip your brush in those areas.  Watch the color bleed into the dark purple.  Add and experiment as desired.

Check out that bleeding action!  It’s exactly what you want.  

Now take a white gel pen/white gouache/white watered down acrylic paint and tap your brush with a pencil to get nice star variations.  I even used silver calligraphy ink to add even more dimension to the stars.  Not all stars are white.  You can make them silver, gold, light blue, light yellow, cream or anything that works for you.

What I did next is scan some of my “space balls” into my computer, cut them out into perfect circles and arrange them as a print.  You can check it out below.

Experiment and enjoy!  I think this picture “tutorial” is okay but a video would definitely convey some of the technique better.  Look forward to that.

Cheers

Annie

a short painting process a.k.a tutorial

@reyindee​ requested this stuff, i’ll do my best at explaining ;’) this is kinda rough, but i hope you learn something from what i do!

so this was my finished artwork i just did lately, the programs i have used are paint tool sai and clip studio paint (also you can use photoshop)


and i drew moge-ko from mogeko castle as requested by @the-real-soji-abe

my brush settings are this: (note that I continuously change the dilution during the painting process–blending, density, persistence and size because they are important, also try them now to see it’s effect) (another note: this setting was used to make the sketch)

So let’s staaartt

First, make a sketch

Make an another layer, and put the color gray stuff behind the lineart (I ALWAYS USE DARK GREY FOR BASE)

Some colors on the back as well(another layer)

Start coloring! Start with darker colors! (note that i CHECKED THE “PRESERVE OPACITY” ON LAYER 4 WHILE PAINTING)

Then the lighter colors! Then make another– Do this continuously until you are satisfied! Imagine where the light and shadows are. (Important note: I combined the lineart(Layer 3) and color(Layer 4) because I am more comfortable with that)

Make another layer, turn the mode into overlay. Fill it with brighter light. (note: It’s in clipping group)

and then..go to CSP for effects and stuff

Use some blur effect, adjust color balance, tone curve, saturation which can be found Edit>Tonal Correction.. and lastly make another layer with the Mode (Lumi & Shade) back in PAINT TOOL SAI, and make it lively xD

the crappy tutorial ends here.




If you’re wondering where you can find the mode thingy in Paint Tool SAI and Clip Studio Paint..

Okay… This whole thing totally started off as a joke, but I’m digging this new AU. I might do some stuff with this. Would you guys be interested in some more world building and threads based on Dark!Remus? 

Older Harry Fics:

Innocent, wealthy, and sheltered Louis Tomlinson arrives to London for a new life and in hope of adventure but instead he meets local badboy Harry Styles. Louis has no idea who Harry really is or what he’s capable of but once he finds out that his angel is no angel at all it’s a bit too late because Louis has already fallen. But will Harry’s Darkness consume him completely? Based on the youtube video Dark. 

Louis was just looking for a job so he didn’t have to start university right away. When he accepted the role as Harry Styles’ personal assistant, he had no idea he would find a lot more than work. 

Louis meets Harry one night and well… Of course things lead from one thing to another. How could Louis not be interested in having a go at the ex-Rockstar who’d starred in his first wet dream?

When Harry asks him to pretend to be his boyfriend to help him clear up his image, Louis agrees because why the fuck not. Yet it kind of feels like the only ‘fake’ part of their relationship is the title they chose for it… And then it gets confusing.

Louis’ pretty sure he walked right into a trap - one he’s not quite sure he wants to escape.

Louis is an out of control teen heartthrob, Harry is hired to get him back on track and they both hate each other while they secretly don’t.

The story where five lads all respond to the same ad about an available flat and move in.

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  • zack snyder: man i love the dark knight returns, im basing a lot of BvS on it :)
  • me: :/ ok i mean it had a lot of stuff i didnt like, ykno with superman characterization and how that kinda of batman is pretty violent and how the narrative glorifies that..
  • zack snyder: *allows superman to have depth and be more than a government dog while allowing him to listen to criticism and submit himself to the people and at least try to listen to them on their terms, allows both the narrative and multiple characters tell bruce how wrong his views are and show how far he has fallen off the right path then allowing him to find redemption and ykno ~character development~*
  • Me: holy shit

I’ve always kind of liked the fact that the powers of yugioh’s hero are explicitly based in darkness. atem uses dark magic. in fact, it’s the exact same type of magic that most of his enemies use. (his rival, actually, is the one who is aligned with the light.)

and his connection to the dark and use of dark magic doesn’t torment him, either, like one sees in a lot of heroes. while it is tied to the mystery he faces about his past, it’s not something he views as a curse, a cross to bear, or a necessary evil.

and I also rather like that it’s not something that ever changes about him. even post-character development, it’s not like he goes from using dark powers to using light ones. how/how often he uses them changes, but he never stops.

I guess I kind of like the idea of using something that is typically depicted as evil (and in canon, is often used for evil purposes) and utilizing it to do good

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One of the best things about doing commissions, imo, is getting the opportunity to try out different basing schemes that you might otherwise never use for your own models/armies. XD So! Here’s how I put together an abandoned city street - hopefully it’ll be helpful to people!

  1. The pavement/sidewalk area beside the street is made by layering two pieces of plasticard - a larger one on the bottom for the gutter, and a smaller one on top, cut into sections, to show the kerb/pavement.

    For this I’m using plasticard that’s about 1mm thick. Roughly cut out a circle or two that’s about the size of your base - for this one I’ve only used one circle, since the street area will take up almost half the base. For bases where you want less street and more pavement, you’ll probably need to use two circles since the smaller part of the circle won’t be enough for the pavement/sidewalk area. 
  2. Cut out any grill work for drains etc. from the gutter piece, and cut the pavement piece into sections. Using a knife and/or sandpaper, round off the top edges of the pavement sections, and also the bars in the drain.

    Then glue the gutter layer into place on the base. Don’t worry if the piece overhangs the edges of the base a bit - once the glue’s dry, you can trim the excess off.
  3. Glue the kerb piece into place, then glue the pavement sections on. I’ve also roughly cut one corner of a pavement section off to show a bit of cracked, broken cement.
  4. Again, don’t worry about overlap, just trim off any excess afterwards once the glue’s dried. You can also use sandpaper to help smooth out the edges.
  5. For this particular street, I wanted a build-up of mud and gravel and such, so here I’ve used some Agrellan Earth, heaping it on thicker where I want larger/deeper cracks. You could also use any other texture paint or just plain sand/gravel for the road surface.
  6. I’ve also used some PVA glue to add some fine gravel, then coated the whole thing with a thin layer of watered-down PVA glue to help seal the Agrellan Earth and hold all the gravel in place.
  7. Once it’s dry, spray primer the base. The spray primer will also help seal down any still-loose bits of gravel that the glue may not be quite holding.
  8. Finally, paint it! I didn’t step-by-step this part, I mostly just used drybrushing of lighter grey/browns over a dark grey base, stippled on some yellow to get the road line, used a bit of bronze for the drain bars, hit the whole thing with a few washes of Agrax and Sepia, then a bit more drybrushing of light brown/bone afterwards. (And then of course tidy up the base rim with black, which I haven’t done yet here, oops.)

And there you go! A weathered, dirty street base. :D So what do you all think?

Reassurances in the Dark

Morning drabble based on a post by @blowmiakisscolin regarding this lovely image from Sunday’s episode:

Emma obviously snuggles her man at night, but I also noticed the location of the Captain’s leg.  Things could…you know, happen with such strategic limb placement.  

Dedicated to @blowmiakisscolin who really is a very sweet duckling and I wish her only the best.

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Morning Distraction

In which Harry gets a little more distracted than normal while getting ready for a meeting.

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Buttery sunlight filtered in through the curtains as you rolled over, your arm meeting nothing but cooling sheets. A frown etched itself onto your face as you sat up, your hands going to smooth down your messy, fly-away hair. The muffled sound of the shower running reached your ears and you fell back into the bed, a grunt coming for your lips. Today was supposed to be your day. Just you and Harry, all day, snuggled up in bed. However, the early morning shower meant he’d been called in for a meeting. Disappointment fizzled through you. The shower finally cut off, and within a few moments, your boyfriend was shuffling into the bedroom, a fluffy white towel slung low around his hips. A fresh wave of his shampoo and soap washed over you, and you smiled softly at the smell. You loved that smell. Harry’s green eyes fell to you, a sweet, dimpled grin taking over his features.
“Good morning, lovely. ’M sorry I got called in, hopefully it won’t take too long.” You frowned again. Harry turned his back on you to face the closet. He didn’t think twice about dropping the towel from around his hips. Your eyes slid down his body. His back was all lean muscle and tanned skin, his ass round and plump, perfect to sink your teeth into. His thighs solid, calves toned. Water dropped down his shoulders from his hair, and it became impossible to not want to trace the trails with your tongue. It took half a second to make up your mind. You approached him quietly and lapped your tongue slowly over the droplets of water, not missing the way he stiffened in surprise. Your hands went to his hips, chest pressing into his back.
“What’re yeh doin’, pet?” His voice was husky and raw from sleep, and a wicked smirk pulled at your lips. “Want a taste, so bad.” Your hands greedily moved around his waist, your mouth sponging open, wet kisses to his shoulders. Harry bucked forward instinctively when your fingers ghosted over his cock, a strangled grunt coming from his lips. “Can I have a taste, daddy?” That did him in. He spun around, hands pushing you gently down to your knees as his cock swelled at the image of your parted lips. “On with it, pet, get yeh mouth on me.” You definitely wouldn’t need anymore encouragement. You leaned forward quickly, lips closing around the pretty pink tip of him. A low, rumbling groan came from him, his head falling back. “Tha’s it, li'tl one. Yeh happy now? Now tha’ yeh got Daddy’s cock on yeh tongue?” You whined around him, head bobbing as Harry’s hand came to tangle in your hair. He was heavy in your mouth, the thick vein that ran along the underside of him pulsing as your tongue traced over it. Your hands braced on his strong thighs, nails dimpling in his soft skin. Harry moaned above you, eyes fluttering open to gaze down at you. Your own eyes flicked up to meet his as you moaned around him, taking him deeper into your mouth.
“Fuck, angel, doin’ so good fo’ me. Proper cravin’ it, weren’t yeh?” His filthy words changed into groans as you took him fully, his tip tapping the back of your throat ad your nose nestling briefly into the coarse, dark hair at the base of him. Tears brimmed your eyes and you tried to stomp down your gag reflex, far too thrilled with the breathy curses that continually fell past his pink lips. Pulling back, your right hand came to grip his cock, sliding easily along it as Harry’s hips bucked once, twice forward. A hiss fell to your ears as you pressed a chaste kiss to the head of him. “Fuck!” The veins in his neck stood out as he swore. Your mouth slid down to suckle at his balls, and stars swam in Harry’s vision as a tight coil of pleasure wound in his stomach. “So close, pet. Almost there. Yeh gonna swallow fo’ me? Gonna let me cum I yeh mouth, li'tl one?” You whimpered and nodded your head, moving to suck his cock back into your mouth. The warm heat of your mouth sent Harry over the edge, his hips rocking forward as he came. Warm, sticky ropes of cum flooded into your mouth, your eyes fluttering shut at the feeling of a small part of Harry sliding down your throat. Harry gasped as you licked his cock a final time, settling back into your knees. He sagged against the cool wood of the closet door, his hand trailing down your cheek softly.
“Well tha’s one way t’ get me back fo’ havin’ to leave.” You gave him a sweet smile as you stood, pecking him once on the cheek.
“Such a shame we can’t continue playing…you better go, handsome; you’ll be late for your meeting.” And then you slipped into the bathroom, leaving Harry to stare lustfully after you.

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”The first look he has in the movie is what we refer to as ‘the stealth suit,’ which is his uniform that he wears now as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s a suit that he goes on covert operations in. It’s dark, stealth-like, it’s based on military styling and designed for body protection. We wanted to do a very grounded version of what the uniform could be for a man who’s the greatest soldier in the world, now, today.” - Anthony Russo