It’s up! It’s up! ＼＼\ ٩(๑❛ワ❛๑)و //／／ My (late) b-day gift to myself, and the rest of the lovely, lovely Stucky fandom. This was super-exciting to work on. Frustrating at times, but also very rewarding. ╭( ･ㅂ･)و ̑̑ ˂ᵒ͜͡ᵏᵎ⁾✩
You can find this in my S6 store HERE, on a number of cool gadgets. (｡•ㅅ•｡) ♥
omg the amount of times i see people spending money on fake panic! stuff is ridiculous. the fact that people can sell fake signatures. guys, please, please be careful with what you buy. there have been so many times i see people spending maybe even $60 up to $100 on fake signatures and even merch from people who claim it’s real and are earning bucks by the minute for things that aren’t real. be careful, y'all.
Anime North prep! I’m redoing the cape for my Abyss Watcher! PAX East last March was so windy and so absurdly cold that the weather literally blew most of the paint off my cape! Not even joking. Apparently puff paint gets brittle at low temperatures, and I did most of the shading with character powder (fake dirt), which has decent adhesion usually, except when it’s ridiculously windy XD
Anyway, here’s what it looks like now. Approximately what it looked like before it got wrecked by mean old Mr. Winter. But this time, I used more paint in addition to the fake dirt so hopefully there will be less fixing next time. It also smells like hippies because I randomly threw in some incense ash because it’s free and the right color.
Loving reminder that your artistic style isn’t just how you do lineart, how you color noses and knees, or whether you cel-shade or soft-shade. Your “style” is made up of so very many different things, both technical and subconscious.
Styles are a messy combination of art theory, the things we are passionate about, our experiences, and the scraps of baton other artists have unknowingly passed down to us.
Your style blossoms and grows with you as your artistic knowledge and taste broadens. What you find comfort in and are satisfied with today may be too small a box to contain you tomorrow.
Allow yourself the freedom to experiment. Grant yourself the time to grow. Find what you love and give yourself room to understand what it is and why you love it so you can take that knowledge with you.
We all are equipped with different maps and ships in the pursuit of art, but we’re all sailing our own uncharted waters of art just the same. Don’t let the frustration and anxiety of reaching your destination to your style get you down, because the course is never over, even for the most prolific of sailors.
- grew up in fake Scotland with the wind battering at the windows
- hears voices in her room
- wears a nightgown straight out of a period drama
- has a turbulent fling with a possessive ghost
- orphaned at 3, widowed at 30
- sees reanimated corpses in the morgue
- gets involved in a murder mystery involving a reanimated corpse
- her grandmother literally rises from the grave
- alabaster skin
- knows about herbal remedies
- falls for non-corporeal/non-humanoid life forms
- sleeps with her hair in a ribbon like some kind of Jane Austen character
James was running again, plants sprouting up by his feet. Usually he had amazing control over his powers but when he was anxious it didn’t go well. Alexander had suggested that someone be the bait and since the Vladex was attracted to weak and sick prey everyone’s eyes had turned to James.
So we have this substitute in band, and we just got new music about a week or two ago. So this one drummer has to play symbols and wind chimes at the same freaking time because we only have three drummers. First time through, she missed the chimes and the substitute was like: “ how are you going to play those at the same time?” she replied with something like” pure skill”. (Which as a band kid, you know that that is exactly how percussionists act.) Next time- barley hits the mark. But the third time she freaking kicks the chimes and lands it perfectly. She freaking KICKED the chimes and landed it PERFECTLY. Then you know, the band room is left laughing and gasping for air. If this does not describe percussionists, I do not know what does.
Okay now we all need to hear Felix's ideas for a vampire amusement park...?
The way Felix gets all of his ideas for his hopefully future vampire amusement park is he pretty much just jots down anything he deems cool, and manages to make it 1000x more dangerous exciting.
Xtreme Mario Kart
Obviously, everyone loves Mario Karts, so it be pretty cool if you could replication a real life version, right? Felix has rigged up virtual reality pods that make you feel like you are actually racing- complete with fake wind, virtual smells, and all the fun of wiping out! He’s hoping it’ll get popular and there will be a giant Battle Royal-style competition between all the vampires in the world!
Felix mostly Heidi has created different landscapes, such Mars, a lush Amazonian forest, and a medieval-style castle (complete with plenty of secret passage ways so you can pwn your friends) for the ultimate laser tag experience.
You know how in laser tag when you get hit it just makes an annoying beep sound and your gun turns off temporarily? Yeah, instead of that Felix thinks it be way cooler if you got shocked. It give you a larger incentive to not get hit, and it makes it way cooler more realistic. O, and the suits are much study and can take plenty of damage from the ground and vampires.
Felix thinks space is awesome! Unfortunately, vampires can’t just go into space. In this simulation game, you and your coven not only get the opportunity to experience space, but fight off aliens! There are multiple roles each member of your coven can take on. One member acts as the captain of the ship and give verbal commands throughout your mission to decide how your ship will respond. Another member gets to pilot the space craft, while up to three others get to man the guns and navigation. To make sure everyone gets the full awesomeness of space, Felix set up a combination of green screens, VR headsets, and rumble features to make you feel like you are actually in space. It’s highly interactive too, allowing for you to name your ship. You can also enter everyone’s name so that the ship’s central commands can directly interact with you.
There are a few different species of aliens, which all have unique abilities, weaknesses, and attack methods. This allows for each experience to be different and challenging in its own way.
Partially inspired by Bella’s cliff driving adventures, Felix wants to build a giant drop tower. It’s all the fun of jumping off a literal cliff without having to worry about the possibility of having to put yourself back together if you land wrong!
Volturi: Children of the Moon Attack
You know how Disney has that Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin shooting game, while Universal Studios has the Men in Black: Alien Attack one? Yeah, Felix plans on building his own version, where you get enlisted by the Volturi to hunt down Children of the Moon! Felix is trying really hard to sell Caius on the whole vampire theme park, but Caius doesn’t understand why he wouldn’t just literally go kill CotM with his own two hands….
Conquest of the Romanians
You know how Universal has that Spider-Man ride, where you are a reporter who gets mixed up in the cross firings of Spider-Man and the various super villains (who proceed to attack your poor, defenseless reporter car)? Felix’s 4-D ride allows vampires to experience the war against the Romanians. Not only is it possible slightly exaggerated educational, but it’s awesome because there are cute little cameos of some of his friends using their cool vampire superpowers! Although Stefan and Vladimir would be less than thrilled to hear about this if it was ever built though.
Fire-Containing Roller Coasters
So, roller coasters are really fun to humans because they play on our fears of heights/falling/etc. Felix decided to utilize the ultimate vampire fear to make his roller-coasters even better: he added flamethrowers. I mean, sure there may be a vampire or two that accidentally gets set on fire, but the high speed of the roller coaster will put them out. So it’s all fun, right?
Nothing says fun like falling down a literal waterfall! Plus, there are fire hoses water guns set up throughout the river rapids so that you can hit your friends in the face as they go by because what are friends for.
O, and of course there will be plenty of blood vampire friendly beverages for sale too!
“My grandpa always used to say that we never tasted a real tomato, that everything today is genetically engineered. “Nice Place” is a company that runs this monster trucks, that swallows everything mother earth gives us. This company also enslaves us by selling to the farmers genetically engineered seeds and of course, tasteless tomatoes. Look at Flak, he always said that everything here is fake. Open fields and wind in your hair can’t be considered as freedom. We are locked in a giant aquarium under the patronage of “Nice Place”. He wanted to taste real freedom and he felt locked up, he was a raging fire no one could control, i loved him like a brother and i saw him losing control, and this what frightened me the most…”
After starting off by talking about a couple of my favourite ladies of the JLI, how could I resist talking about a character that often guest starred in the JLI alongside of them? Big, brash, and larger than life even among her superheroic colleagues, today’s post is about none other than…
Barda Free, AKA Big Barda, one of my favourite characters to come out of Jack Kirby’s brilliant mind.
Even among the often soap operatic hijinks of cape comics, the fourth world - the comics that Barda had originated in - seems incredibly over the top. And it is, in a delightful way that’s best left for a separate post. The point here is, Big Barda is from a very, very different world than most other recurring DC Comics characters, and it shows; even in a genre in which warrior women are common, Barda manages to be distinct from them all in her inextinguishable spirit and passion of emotion, whether it be determination, anger, or, stronger than the two of them combined, love.