do people still think this way

anonymous asked:

I think last anon meant Korra's green outfit from like the beginning of S4 but that's not why I'm here. Do you encourage tracing as a way of studying anatomy and poses so long as the person doing it doesn't post the art anywhere? I've heard a few people did it to help them when they were beginners but I'm still a little iffy...

For your question! Yes, tracing is good and wholesome and perfectly fine so long as you’re not claiming it as your work or your own. Especially for learning, sometimes it’s necessary to understand how parts fit together whether they’re mechanical or organic. I highly encourage you to do it! I still do it when I can’t understand something even now. But then I always erase it, of  course. :) I wish you lots of fun in your art journey!

For the multitude of Korra comments I’ve received since last night:

I can see how you could get that impression from this particular piece:

Because I took off her undershirt for training. As for the wraps, I referenced some real life boxing ladies, not the show. :) But I’m happy anytime my work gets compared to Korra or Avatar in general because I have major respect for all the people involved in those shows!

If you’re curious how Faeb’s outfit actually came together, it was heavily inspired by Dragon Age:

(Don’t mind Faeb’s face, this was an early concept and I had NO idea what her face was going to look like!) So, I wanted something that could believably fit in either the Warcraft or DA universe. The tight leggings that leave the toes and heels exposed are super common for elves, and the green tunic that comes to a “V”-ish shape is also a calling card for the Dalish. Later on I’d adapt this concept to have a thicker belt and the green hand…bracer…things she has now! I also toned down the embellishments because they took too long to draw haha. 

anonymous asked:

When I was little my dad used to make me kiss him and stuff and sometimes he slaps my ass or pokes me in the side and I tell him it makes me uncomfortable but he doesn't stop and nobody acts like that stuff is bad and he never like raped me or anything but do you think that's abuse? Or mean of him to do?? Idk I'm an adult now and still living with my parents due to financial reasons but what do you think- is it bad that he does that? No one seems to think it is

Yeah I think it’s bad. Nobody should touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, and ESPECIALLY after you tell them not to. Not even your parents, your body does not “belong” to him. I’m sorry the people around you aren’t more supportive of you ❤

whovian1077  asked:

How do you think the boys felt/feel about Crowley's death?

I think Cain summed it up very well by saying that Dean would have mixed feelings about killing Crowley.

I think Sam is far less involved with Crowley obviously and Dean has mixed feelings for sure. There was the summer of love, it wasn’t really himself but he still remembers it and Crowley keeps reminding him all the time and he isn’t so much angry about it but kind of resigned to the fact that it happened and he can’t get away from it, but not in an angry way.

He now sees Crowley as a sometime all, he even lists him in his list of people that are on their side, so I do think he will have sad feelings about losing him, though of course it is overshadowed by Mary and Cas.

It is sad that Crowley’s death was overshadowed but it does also fit the overall story that it would be so because of the mirrors etc. and actually for me it does make sense given that Crowley saved Cas in 12x12 and we started having his redemption arc then and once Dean thanked him in 12x15 I started to get worried for him. As soon as he came in 12x23 saying that he was tired of it all we knew he was dead.

I think overall they will have mixed feelings and be sad about losing him, but as usual Dean will see it more emotionally, though he will be focused on Mary and Cas and Sam will see more the fact that it would have been far more useful to have an ally on the throne of Hell than an antagonist.

anonymous asked:

best way to practice anatomy?

Looking at photos of real people. Understanding the general rules of proportion (Head+torso=Legs+feet in length, elbows line up with belly button/wrist lines up with groin, hips about as wide as shoulders (depends on male/female/individual)) and probably taking the time to do studies on specific parts of the anatomy, how the move and bend, and how those actions affect the way they look and have to be drawn.

Remember to flip the canvas or look at drawings in a mirror. It’ll make it very obvious if something is off so you can fix it. I still flip my canvas constantly while I’m drawing to make sure everything is where it needs to be.

Lastly… ask people if they think it looks ok. You will get too comfortable looking at what you’ve drawn that you need that extra perspective on it.  Asking for advice or having a flaw pointed out doesn’t mean it’s correct 100% of the time. Use your own judgement though don’t use that as an excuse to be too proud and refuse to change anything or see mistakes.

I guess the most important thing is ‘don’t give up’? Persistence really helps. 

- Mod Bunny

anonymous asked:

Heyhey! I was wondering whether maybe you know a sigil or anything i can do to protect my cat? There's a super aggressive cat in my neighbourhood and I had to bring mine to the emergency vet last week to treat the bites (plural!). Now he can go back outside but a few hours after they were fighting again and I'm so worried for him! He's still pretty weak and afraid. Is there anything you can think of to help him? And happy belated birthday! And kudos re the podcasts, they're super fun! 🐱

IN my system sigils don’t really work the way it seems a lot of people use them on tumblr. They aren’t stickers to stick on things to make them magical. They also can’t be created for someone else to use. That’s just my system. You can always make your own sigil, but this really isn’t the situation I would find a sigil useful.

Right now I want to shut down the lawful do-gooders who are going to say keep you cat inside. I have an indoor/outdoor cat who has dealt with his own vet trips and problems with raccoons and other cats. So, if that is how anyone is going to respond, I don’t want to hear it. I’ve heard it all before. My cat is 11 years old and would destroy the world if we had to keep him inside.

All that being said, I don’t talk about a lot of personal aspects of my practice, but I will say that my cat’s protection is tied up in my general home protection. You could do with this a “return home safe” sort of aspect or even glamour your cat and see how that goes, maybe it will make you cat appear tougher. You could also weave some sort of invisibility to that cat but not in general because you want drivers to be able to see you cat.

Thanks for the birthday wishes! We were supposed to record a new podcast yesterday but it was just too hot in Portland right now. I’m looking forward to recording again.

anonymous asked:

hey i've been thinking i might be transmasc lately but i still think that up until this point i was a girl. like not that i identified as a girl but it felt weird like i was fine being a girl and i don't feel like i wasn't in any way a girl when i was a kid. is this normal? i feel like most trans people like "always felt different and weird" with regard to their gender assigned at birth so i just wanted to see if there were/are other people who feel the same way that i do.

Hey! You don’t need to have always felt different/weird, or always have known that your designated gender didn’t fit. 

Growing up I was very happy as a girl and didn’t show any ‘signs’ of being trans. When I look back on my life up until I realized I’m trans I still think of my past self as a girl and am comfortable with that. 

So it is totally fine and normal to have not known all along :)

Hope this was helpful!
-Mason

I think it also has to do with the fact that in the anime/manga, Icejins aren’t really presented as an entire race but just as a few relatives of Frieza + Frost 

That still doesn’t excuse making literally all of them evil because it’s also just not realistic for an ENTIRE FAMILY LINE to all be evil in pretty much the same way. They’re still different people.

Why do I feel so bad taking leave from work when I’m sick. I’m genuinely ill, I’m very obviously ill, but still I feel that people won’t believe me and just think I’m being lazy.

Last time I was ill I called in to say I was sick, but they didn’t listen to the voicemail I left. I literally had a two hour panic attack when I went back in because they just thought I skived.

That’s why I went in today. Fuck I am way too ill. I shouldn’t have gone in. But I was so anxious about that happening again

anonymous asked:

The amount of hate that Sharna is getting on Twitter…still…is so ridiculous! I'm pretty sure every one just decided to come after her 🙄

I’m not seeing much in her tags lately, just stan twitter still upset about the whole snatchgate thing and how different she was last season. I think what people don’t realize or think about is, I don’t think that’s the first time he had done something to make her uncomfortable nor do I think it was the last time. And I think having to work with him while being uncomfortable yet still doing her job effectively made it a very stressful season. I think they’re putting too much pressure while not actually having to deal with him themselves and they have no idea what she went through. I will absolutely agree she had some questionable moments last season, but I think they are being way too hard without the details. Idk just my opinion

Future Wedding

I’m still not over it…I might do an alternate storyboard since I have seen a few on Youtube. I have some ideas that would be fun explore. The original ending is still beautiful but……………. ^_^ What do you think? 

I think Ashi would be happy to make her own wedding dress just like her outfit in the show. Jack would repair a new motorcycle. He would grow a small stache in memory of his father etc. They would travel the world and save the people that were still marred by Aku. 


(EDIT) Seeing so many people feel the same way. I started on the storyboard so keep an eye for it! I’ll upload it when its finished.

(Dear mom and dad, please don’t kill me over this permanent choice. I want you to hear me out.)

Today, I am coming out with something that only few of you know. I am ready to have a conversation about my mental illness.

Last year, I was diagnosed with depression. And in all honesty, I believe it was a problem for quite a while before that, but I think it just got worse to the point of hardly functioning.

So today, I got this tattoo. I feel that my leg was the best place for the meaning behind it. When everyone else sees it, they see “I’m fine,” but from my viewpoint, it reads “save me.” To me, it means that others see this person that seems okay, but, in reality, is not okay at all. It reminds me that people who may appear happy, may be at battle with themselves.

To me, depression is the days that I feel sad for no reason.
Depression is the mornings that I don’t feel capable of getting out of bed.
Depression is the sleeping too much, or sleeping too little.
Depression is the homework that I never completed, simply because I didn’t feel like I was capable.
Depression is the break downs I have over absolutely nothing.
Depression is the eating too much, or eating too little.
Depression is the nights I begin to cry because I feel so overwhelmed, even though everything is going right.
Depression is the 50 pounds I carry in my chest at all times.
Depression is the need to constantly be distracted (being on social media, playing video games, watching movies or shows, or working all the time) because I can’t trust myself with my thoughts for longer than 3 minutes.
Depression is the friendships that have suffered because of my inability to function.
Depression is the hurtful thoughts and actions I have towards myself.
Depression is the tears I have because I don’t know why I feel so worthless, when I know I should feel happy.

This is one of the most difficult things to open up about because it’s extremely hard for me to feel vulnerable…but this needs to be talked about. Mental illness is serious, but so shamed in our society. We care so much for our physical health, but hardly a thing about our mental state. And that is seriously messed up. Mental illness is not a choice and will likely hit everyone at some point in their life. If it’s such a huge issue, why aren’t we having this conversation about it?

That’s why I got this tattoo; they are great conversation starters. This forces me to talk about my own struggle, and why the awareness of it is important. You’d be surprised by how many people YOU know that struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental illness. I may only be one person, but one can save another…and that’s all I could really ask for.

Maybe this is part of why I am so interested in psychology. I want to help people who feel the way I have—and still do—because it’s hell. And I don’t wish that upon anyone.

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
—Robin Williams

**Also, THANK YOU to the ones who have helped me in this battle. I would not be where I am without you.**

why do people still think the “i look cute and innocent.. but i have a twisted dirty mind xD o_0″ thing is like. edgy or surprising at all. 

like no offense but when you see some grown adult playing up how sweet and cute and innocent pastel baby uwu they are, you can pretty much instantly tell that theyre probably kind of a pervert in really unpleasant ways. and its not “shocking” or even slightly surprising its just kind of….. gross and insufferable

anonymous asked:

How are you so I like who I like and thts all like I'm bi and it's really tough cause I feel like I have to act one way with certain people and another with others and people still aren't 100% about you not tht it's anyone's business how do you do it????

For me, it just got to the point where it was like, ya know, there are soooo many other things I need to be concerned with in this world, worrying about what people think about the person I’m with is gonna go low down on the list.

Words for 2017 from Emily.
1.Believe me, it wasn’t your fault.
2.Time heals, it is not the end of the world.
3.One relapse does not mean you’re the weakest person in the world.
4.Relapses will happen during recovery, still, keep going.
5.Stop trying to change yourself to impress someone else.
6.Don’t live to please the world, please yourself.
7.Sometimes, people do not want help. Don’t murder yourself to the extreme trying to help someone who will legit not accept any help. They’ll find their way.
8.In every negative moment, try to think of the positive aspect.
9.Stop comparing yourself to everyone else, you are your own, you are one.
10.Just because someone else has the same talent, it does not mean you’re not good yourself.
11.If you need help, just ask.
12.Who cares what people think of your problems, if you are in desperate need, like above, ask for some damn help.
13.You don’t have to be pretty/handsome like them, you are pretty/handsome like yourself.
14.Do not say you give up, and expect everything to be better. You have to work hard for what you want.
15.Just because someone else has what you don’t, it does not mean you won’t get it yourself someday.
16.If someone does not see your value, their words don’t mean shit.
17.I don’t think you have a clue how much you mean to someone, don’t think you aren’t wanted nor cared for.
18.You need to learn to love yourself. period.
19. It seems like hell now, but you’re living through it. That is strong, and means you’ll get through it soon.
20. After a breakup does not mean the end of the world, relax. It happened for a reason.
21.That friendship split for a reason, don’t think of the bad, think of the good.
22.Accept the compliments. We genuinely want you to smile. It doesn’t help if you say “I’m not”, we’re saying you are for a reason.
23.If you need to gass yourself up and become conceited for your own reasons, so be it.
24.Your mental illness/disorder does not define you.
25.Stay freakin’ strong.
Love like you

I see people still talking about who this is meant to be about, and I think its about everyone. The lyrics can really apply to almost anyone, especially the main characters.

If I could begin to be half of what you think of me, I could do about anything, I could even learn to love.

When I see the way you act wondering when I’m coming back I could do about anything, I could even learn how to love like you.

I always thought I might be bad now I’m sure that it’s true.

Cause I think you’re so good and I’m nothing like you.

Look at you go I just adore you

I wish I knew what makes you think I’m so special

If I could do something that does right by you,

I would do about anything, I would even learn how to love.

When I see the way you look, shaken by how long it took

I could about anything I could even learn how to love like you

Love me like you…
notes on healing

• every action is going to seem cheesy. giving yourself a bath, practicing meditation, or even making yourself a hot chocolate is going to sound like a waste of time. however, it isn’t. depression makes you think that it is.

• you are going to be visited by tumultuous mounts of depression, confusion, and anxiety. this does not mean that you are not moving forward. remind yourself that you have been in the exact same position during a different time and you got through it somehow.

• it is difficult accepting that you are different from others. acknowledging that you are different in ways that you cannot control is not an easy journey. you’ll feel lonely while witnessing everyone else’s lives and inevitably compare it to your own. it’s okay.

• you will get into a habit of thinking that your friends/family do not care about you because they may not constantly ask about you. it’s okay. people are immersed in their own lives, i promise they still care about you. their love is always alive.

Power Rangers + Language

Whatever you do don’t think about the Power Rangers learning to speak Spanish and Mandarin just for Trini and Zack, and maybe even Hindi for Kim, because sometimes they say things that just don’t translate and they want to always be on the same wavelength, and also because it makes the three of them light the FUCK up when they do it.

Don’t think about Jason struggling with the pronunciation of every letter in the Mandarin alphabet but Kim and Billy patiently walking him through it, or the way Zack learns every word of endearment in Spanish first and the curse words after because he cannot wait to see the look on Trini’s face, how Trini does the same with Mandarin because she wants to insult him but love him in the same breath, how Billy isn’t really all that good with the languages at first but picks up speed and picks up speed until he’s practically flying because that’s how he learns he figures out patterns and languages have patterns.

Don’t think about the first time Zack forgets a word in English and blurts out the word for it in Mandarin and is ready to be humiliated by it but then he hears them all perk up and say, ‘Oh yeah that makes total sense’ and then they all freeze because they’d wanted it to be a surprise goddammit, and they’re still learning how to speak it, and even though Zack knew they were learning Spanish and some Hindi he’d never brought up Mandarin because he thought they were under enough pressure, and Zack cries; how then it comes out that they were learning Spanish and Hindi too and Kim’s shocked because she’s never slipped into Hindi around them before because it got bullied out of her in kindergarten but somehow Jason still remembered, and Trini can’t believe that these people love her enough to do this for her but she’s also curious about how on top of all their other duties and training and school Jason and Billy had time to start learning three new languages.

Don’t think about the Power Rangers coming over to Zack’s house and speaking to his mother in Mandarin and the way her heart eases when she sees that Zack has friends who love him that much, or how whenever Trini is tasked with babysitting her brothers and one of the other Rangers are around and her brothers start talking in Spanish the other Rangers will just switch with them and not say a word otherwise, or how Kim has gotten comfortable enough to start speaking more in Hindi and it inst until Trini comes over to work on homework with Kim and they start whispering back and forth in Hindi that Kim’s mother knows why the change happened.

Don’t think about Jason stressing over every poorly phrased sentence and broken word and just awful pronunciation because he wants to do right by his team, he wants to make sure they know how much he loves them all and how much he wants to do this right, so he practices until his mouth is sore and his throat is raw.

Don’t think about Billy taking bits and pieces of the language to heart and how sometimes even he will say a slang phrase from Mandarin in English that just makes no sense but the other Rangers GET IT.

And really don’t think about the first time Trini starts talking in Spanish at school because she’s with the Rangers and they’re her friends and she’s comfortable with them and using her language with them, some elitist asshole tries to start shit and every other Ranger jumps up and shuts that shit down so fast and hard the kid runs away crying.

Don’t think about the Rangers protecting each other’s rights to their culture and language and feeling safe.

skam messages

“I became insecure and desperate. Your opinion meant more to me than my own and that’s not how it should be. I have to find out what my opinion is. And I have to do it on my own.“

“But I can’t continue having regrets for the rest of my life… I wish I could do it all over again, completely different. But I can’t. I’m just going to have to accept it and move on.”

“Everybody is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

“You are strong and independent when you can change your opinions. No matter what gender changes you.”

“War doesn’t start with violence. It starts with misunderstandings and prejudice.”

“If you say you’re in favour of a world of peace, you have to try to understand why others think and act the way they do.”

“People experience horrible things everyday and still manage to be nice to others. Being an asshole is not something you’re born with, or something you become. It’s a choice.”

“Hate doesn’t come from religion, it comes from fear.”

“Whether you believe in Allah or Jesus or the theory of evolution or parallel universes, there’s only one thing we know for certain. That life is… now.”

“Do you know how many people I know who say they believe in Allah? But they still drink, steal and vandalize. What’s more important? Saying you believe in Allah or live like you believe in Allah?”

I love that skam can place important and meaningful messages within the show not just through actions and events but also in the dialogue without sounding cliché or slipping from the narrative voice. These are legitimate things that teenagers think about and say. Yes, they’re mature but it comes from reflection, observation, and learning about how the world works and who we are. It’s never dumbed down to the point that it sounds cheesy or discredits teenagers’ ability to genuinely think, and it’s not so elevated and structured that it sounds fake or forced. It’s raw and real and beautiful