Could you create the world in FtWD VIII? “You would have walked into my bar one summer night,” Elyza whispered as hips moved against her own, wanting to go again. “I would have seen you and fallen in love, but played it overly cool. Invited you back to mine. Fucked you til sun up and sent you on your way.” Please. And thank you for your work.
“Yeah, yeah, I swear I go to class,” she muttered, meandering around the back dock in small, lazy circles as she mumbled into the phone balanced on her shoulder. “I’m not working too many hours. I’m getting it all done, I swear.”
On the other end, a woman fret and tried to make sure the bartender kept up with her studies, all while still on the other side of the world. It made Elyza smile, despite the roll of her eyes to each mundane, motherly question.
How do you do the texturing on t-shirts/dresses? They always look so amazingly realistic! Is it just good lighting practice or Photoshop or? Either way, I like what you're doing c:
oh thanks! ;w; i’m sorry in advance if this isn’t helpful at all i’m terrible at explaining things! i’m not sure if you mean texturing as in pattern overlay, or line texture, so i’ll explain both! i try to give the illusion of fabric through the linework and lighting! in digital painting, we observed and did some 30 second studies on fabric laying on things, and it was very helpful for getting important folds and tension points!
For texture/ pattern overlay, i usually use layer modes in photoshop like multiply to blend a pattern with a color layer or you can take two images and blend them together there’s alot of cool modes! i use a texture for hanzo’s tattoo occasionally and set the layer mode to “multiply” under a skin color layer!
the layer modes is the drop down box and layer order
On the one hand I am a shameless egotist. I like to talk, entertain, and hold the centre of the stage […] On the other hand I realise quite clearly that the ego named Alan Watts is an illusion…a fabrication of words and symbols without the slightest substantial reality.
Title: Grief Has Many Names Fandom: Servamp Characters: Kuro and his siblings (including Tsubaki), Sakuya, Koyuki, and Mahiru. Summary: Moving on takes time and patience, and some gentle nudging in the right direction. Warnings: Major Character Death, suicide mention, alcohol mention. Notes: I was going to have this up earlier, but something came up ;; My apologies for the delay and here’s the full-length story. Also, warning - it’s a long one. By the way, this was heavily inspired by P.S. I Love You, thanks to some devious minxes that put this idea in my head. (And kudos to anyone who recognizes the new contract item at the end.)
You order for both you and Loki at your favorite café before work, figuring you could get any kind of information out of him over a good brew. However, no matter how hard you try, Loki demonstrates he is the master of deflection and subject changing. You down the last swig of coffee. It’s honestly the best in town. Loki takes his last drink with gusto.
How can I cut shapes in stretchy fabric without mesh? I was looking at reverse applicant techniques but I'm so confuse. It seems they stitch the shape then cut it out from the middle? But I don't see how that makes a neat cutout Thank you
It’s rather difficult to cut shapes in stretchy fabric without mesh, but it is doable. How you go about this depends on what exactly the shape is and where it is located on the costume.
If it is a simple shape and not in an area that crosses the body (a cleavage window would be a good example here), you can often simply cut out the shape and finish the edge. Keep in mind that you’ll need to cut it to the correct proportion, not to the correct size, as it will be larger once the piece is stretched, so you want to take that into account (mark it while wearing it, if possible, and cut it while flat). If the fabric is delicate, the shape is a bit more complex, or this will be stretched a bit more, you can stabilize the edges with elastic or with a facing, though on most cutouts that don’t cross areas of the body that control fit or that aren’t particularly large, elastic cut smaller than the opening would be overkill, since there wouldn’t be anything for it to conform to and stretch that back out.
If the cutout crosses the body, such as a side waist cutout in a leotard, you will need to trim this with elastic so that it still conforms to the body. Cut the elastic 1″ shorter than the perimeter of the cutout and stretch it evenly to fit as you sew it.
As for using the reverse applique technique, this works by making the main fabric and the mesh that is placed behind it behave as one piece. This is good for complex shapes and small cutouts that don’t cross the body but are still tight against it (such as a front stomach cutout, like you’d find on a Rainbow Quartz leotard), so that the mesh can blend in with the skin.
For this technique, you will place the mesh behind the main fabric, sew the shape you want through both layers, and then cut /only/ the top fabric away, leaving the mesh intact. You will need to trim the outer fabric very close to your stitching line for the effect to work. This creates a cutout in the main fabric, and the illusion of skin underneath, but since the mesh was sewn on the back before the fabric was cut away, it still acts like a solid piece of fabric when worn. Since most knits don’t ravel, you don’t have to worry about finishing the edge of the cutout with a hem or overlock.
The CHBL Jammer Coat is a piece of clothing that enables its user to disappear: Google cannot find you anymore. The piece is made of metallized fabrics, which are blocking radio waves and shielding the wearer against tracking de¬vices. You are no longer reach¬able on your mobile phone and no information from your credit card can be captured. The Wave Circle pattern of the fabric gives an illusion of strange multiple body parts, which hides and frees the individual physicality.
“The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I’m sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean’s waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea” 💀 my altar / crystal and seashell arrangement from last nights full moon rituals and cleansing 🌿🔮🐚✨
for 1000 followers special: can i ask 21 with Shiro finding out Allura owns one of those: mizbyhavior(.)tumblr(.)com/post/156834916322/ivoryflames-moodboard-of-all-the-lingerie-i (*coughshirowouldtotallyrockonewinkwink*) ooooor 22 with Keith and Hunk? :D (hope im doing it right)
It’s the 1000 Followers Special! Based on these prompts. Prompts are now closed. Don’t want to see all 35 of these? Block ‘1000 Followers Special’. Can’t read on mobile? These will slowly be posted to AO3 starting in a few days as ‘Hold Up Half the Sky’. A huge thank you to Xagrok for the beta’ing!
“I’m surprised you don’t wear more of your outfits.”
The question made Allura pause, and she poked her head back out of her closet. “Excuse me?” Shiro had spoken suddenly, and she wasn’t quite sure what he was getting at.
Shrugging, Shiro pulled a pillow over to rest on as he peered into the closet after her. “I just don’t recall seeing you in most of those. It’s almost always the one dress or your battle suit.”
Sweetness. I've been cranking out a bunch of notes on this since I typed up that ask yesterday. Also, fair warning, this idea is hampered by the fact that I have yet to kick my ass in gear and read the manga... which I will have to do if I wanna actually start writing this... The primary premise is, like I said, a Reforming-Villain!AU where Hitoshi (always forget if his given name is Hitoshi or Shinsou...), Izuku, Momo and several other unknown children were kidnapped as children to be trained
as personal assassins, body guards and scapegoats for an up-and-coming Villain group calling itself Epitaph. The children were not chosen before hand, but they were all children under the age of 8 that seemed likely to be either left alone or left behind. Upon their abduction, all children were assigned an title and were punished for using or acknowledging their old names. The villain group essentially trained these kids using heavy amounts of coercion, manipulation, indoctrination and
conditioning. They were only allowed their favorite foods, hobbies, etc. for good performance and behavior. They received praise for good performance and behavior. The harshest punishments were reserved only for deliberate rebellion, escape attempts, or self-repentance as attempts at seeming “reasonable” and “fair”. When it was discovered that several of the children had selfless natures, punishments switched from reprimanding the one who failed to punishing their peers as motivation.
The leader of the group, Alkaid (Quirk: Supernova - Superheats gas around her into plasma) is a huge mythology and symbolism buff, so she named all the agents after mythical creatures that suited either their Quirks or (in Izuku’s case) their useful personality trait. Izuku was given the name Gamayun, Hitoshi was given the name Encantado. Momo was given the name Yakshini. Their peers were OC characters that, for one reason or another, are inactive/dead (Changeling - Tried to escape and was
executed, age 14. Phantom - killed in an attack by small time villains, age 9. Hecatonchier - openly defied Epitaph and proceeded to go underground, whereabouts unknown). I spent a long time switching back and forth between wikitionary and google translate to come up with their True names and Quirks, especially for 2 dead characters and 1 missing one. Phantom’s name was Aya, she had the ability Chameleon (color and visible texture mimicry) Changeling was Shouji Kaku with the Quirk Stand-In
(as long as he keeps his eyes on the object, he could fabricate illusions and change the appearance of anything he’s touching), and Yosano Naomi, Hecatonchier, had the Quirk Rejection (telekinetically shove anything within a 10’ radius of herself).
Epitaph itself is an organization run by 4 individuals with Alkaid at the helm. There’s also Blessed, Senri and Ken. Alkaid is doing this because she wants power, wealth and status, seemingly for no discernible reason. She wasn’t abused or poo. she just honestly doesn’t seem to care. Senri (Quirk: Hair Strings - by manipulating the thickness and elasticity of his head and body hair, he can turn each strand into razor-like wires) is her second, and believes that a world without fear or hardship is one of stagnation. He is a thrill-seeker who will go out of his way to create hardships for others and was the one to propose the kidnapping idea. Ken (Quirk: Demolition Fist - when calm and concentrating, his strength is multiplied by a factor of 4) is Senri’s best friend and will follow him to the ends of the earth. He’s seemingly the least openly malicious of Epitaph. Last is the most vicious member, Blessed (Quirk: Nirvana - anyone she touches has their nerve endings enhanced, magnifying their pleasure/pain response significantly), was a former prospective hero who took a routine subdue mission too far, sending the criminal into a coma. Her license was revoked and she was to be jailed for aggravated assault, but she fled
underground and vowed revenged for being denied what she feels it rightfully hers. Blessed is also the one who oversaw the kids training.
The opening of the story revolves around that the idea that Izuku, Hitoshi and Momo are, tired of their oppression but too afraid to leave and too unsure of where they should go, have two chance meetings; one that reminds them of their lives before Epitaph and plants a seed of doubt, a chance encounter with All Might some time afterwards. The agents, known
under the collective name of Suzumebachi (the Giant Asian Hornet), are semi-well known by this point.
The remaining members have gotten at least a few kills each under their belts, some of them heroes. All Might is prepared for them to try and attack him, but they don’t. Instead, they pull off their blank, featureless masks one by one, revealing the faces of children, and haltingly ask for help. All Might asks them to trust him and takes them to Yuuei, where he hopes that having other heroes on
(lol I hit the comment limit, so if this is a bit disjointed, I’m sorry) Anyway, All Might takes them to Yuuei to see about getting more heroes on their side, both to work out setting up some protection for the kids and to see about reuniting them with their families. There’s a brief moment of panic where Alkaid calls Hitoshi’s cell and alludes to making a move against their families in retribution for the betrayal, but the heroes communicate with those out on patrol to protect the parents and get them to Yuuei to reunite with their lost children. THAT part is gonna be fun to write lol. While the heroes are busy retrieving the parents, the heroes at the school ask for information on Epitaph - motivations, members, activities, etc..
The reunion is suitably tearful and everyone’s happy to see each other again, but there is a serious matter to attend to… The kids are killers. Reluctant ones under coercion and duress, but still killers. They have to stand trial. Thankfully, the court is willing to believe the heroes who believe Izuku, Hitoshi and Momo. Their sentence is lightened, and Nedzu/Aizawa/Someone proposes that the children be placed at Yuuei, where they can learn and grow in a normal environment, become re-socialized and be under the watchful eyes of heroes able to subdue them if necessary. If cleared by teachers, by the end of their terms at school, they will be free to rejoin society at large, even becoming heroes as long as they, by mandate, join an agency.
And… That’s by and large all the important bits so far! How does it all sound?
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you thought this out thoroughly lnjadlnjd;ad i can’t wait to read it should u ever write it ahHhh.
i can imagine izuku, momo, and hitoshi being ostracized by a lot of students, b/c they are known killers, but class 1-a is composed of mostly sweethearts so i’m sure they will be pretty accepting^^ the teachers would especially be supportive of them–i assume they will be signed up for extra counseling?? group therapy??? god knows they need it.