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Finally ready to start posting pieces from my Johtodex project.  The goal is to paint a watercolor of every Pokemon in the original Johto regional Pokedex using their original GBC color pallets.

Starting things off with the Johto starters, still personally my favorite batch of starters from any generation.  The first of which is Chikorita’s evolution line.  I love how this spunky turnip becomes a feisty herb and then a majestic pacifist flower.

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i took the mcelroy face challenge on twitter and the results were a little…uh…interesting

Games and Piercings Part 2

Since so many of you asked so kindly, here we are my lovely starlings! All the love to @ohwhataprettypinkhat for being my friend and helping me so much to add to her lovely prompt. You’re the real MVP here!

           The planet was interesting to say the least. It wasn’t humanoid enough to mistake it for earth. But it also wasn’t foreign enough to mistake it for another alien planet. It was a strange disorientating mix. Though Lance could feel the extra gravity weighing on him, his arm was buzzing with a strange numbness too that felt heavier than the rest of his body. The lion on his arm almost feeling like it was real and digging into his shoulder and not just alien ink.

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Hogwarts teachers + Syllabuses 

Professor Slughorn’s favorite part of his syllabus is the space he leaves open once a month for his students - or whoever his favorite of any given batch might  happen to be - to choose what they want to learn. He loves to see the students’ interest, and some of the most interesting potions are covered on this day. Lily Evans picked every single lesson from halfway through her first year until she was finished with NEWT studies. 

Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape both use syllabus day to lay down the law, and reaffirm themselves as a authority figures, and their respective classes as a serious subjects. On paper, it sounds as if they open with the same technique, but the difference in Snape’s case is the lack of mutual respect that McGonagall gives automatically to her students. 

Professor Flitwick talks for half of every first class period of the year about how open and available he is for questions, support, and “Charms exploration.” He loves his subject and wants to be available for his students. 

Hagrid grades entirely on effort, and tries to make his course calendar as comprehensive as possible.

Professor Sprout jumps right into Herbology projects on the first day of class, and gives out a class calendar the next week. She doesn’t give them copies of her grading scale, preferring to use grades only as a tool for her to see where her students were doing well - in need of some subtle praise - or, alternately, needed work. She give grades only to fifth years, included only in the OWL results.

Professor Trelawney doesn’t write out a syllabus. Her grades are intuitive, she has no policies to speak of, and her class schedule is subject to change at any given moment. 

Oliver Wood writes his own syllabus for the Gryffindor Quidditch team during his two years as Captain, compete with the year’s schedule, course goals and outcomes, and disciplinary procedures. He makes his whole team sign it. Harry, Alicia, and Katie do this without complaint. Angelina and the twins question Wood’s “power trip.” McGonagall sides in favor of the “contract.”

Madame Pomfery isn’t a proper teacher, but she does send a little letter to all the students about her hospital wing each September, with a few rules and expectations, and all the things they should come see her for. Some frequenters, like Harry Potter or Nymphadora Tonks, get personalized letters telling them to keep themselves safe and out of her hair, for goodness sake! 

Professor Binns’ syllabus has been the same for eighty years. He has his syllabus day speech memorized for all seven levels, and makes no ethical considerations in his policy section.

N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S // Fanfic

Modern Apartment AU // Nessian

The One With The Coffee Shop Date

I am not sure if this is going to turn into a series or just be one shot but its about Cassian and Nesta having apartments next to each other. Sort of like Friends but not really. Let me know if you like it and you want more. 

                                                       Nesta

All Nesta wanted to do today was bake, turn on the cheesiest romcom she could find, and do some much needed relaxing but her coworkers had other ideas. They kept calling her until she decided to give up on relaxing and go into work to solve everyone’s problems. 

So here she was walking into her apartment at 11 o’clock already on her second batch of cookies. As soon as she walked into her apartment an hour earlier she put on her old school guilty pleasure spotify playlist and got to baking. 

When she’s gone through her playlist four times she has already finished baking two batches of her world famous chocolate chip cookies, one batch of oatmeal cookies (Elain’s favorite), three batches of M&M cookies, and was working on her favorite everything-but-the-kitchen-sink where she put every kind of chocolate she had in her house in the cookies. 

As she begun collecting the ingredients she realized she was out of sugar. Without thinking it through she makes her way out into the hall and knocks on the apartment across from her. 

After five minutes, and knocking three times, the door finally opens to reveal her neighbor Cassian. “Hey?” he says, more of a question than a statement. He rubs the the sleep out of his eyes, and Nesta forces herself to stare at his face so her eyes don’t trail down to the abs that were on full display. “What can I do for you, sweetheart?” 

She rolls her eyes at the nickname before requesting, “I need sugar. One cup to be presence.” 

He raises an eyebrow and chuckles slightly, “Sugar? Your knocking on my door for sugar?” He opens the door wider so she can follow him into his kitchen. After taking the measuring cup from her he opens his cabinet and looks around for the sugar. “Can I ask why you need a cup of sugar at four in the morning?” 

“I am baking- wait. What did you just say?” she asks, catching the blinking light on his microwave that read 4:03. She jumps off the stool she had planted herself on while she waited for him to get her sugar and exclaims, “It’s 4:03 am? My sister’s graduation is tomorrow morning!” 

“So you don’t normally bake in the middle of the night? I was beginning to worry that I was living next to a vampire,” he says, handing over the full measuring cup. 

“Thanks,” she says taking the cup from him and walking towards the door. “Sorry for waking you up 4, hopefully it won’t happen again.” 

He puts his hand on his door before she can open it causing her to look up at him. “I think you owe me one,” he says.

She scoffs and shoves his arm out of her way and exits his apartment, “You’ve borrowed enough creamer from me we are definitely even.” 

“How about coffee tomorrow?” he asks before she can disappear into her own apartment. 

She pauses slightly and turns towards him. “Okay,” she replies slowly in thought. “Meet me at the coffee shop around the corner at nine.”

“Nine?” He exclaims, doing the math in his head. “You just woke me up!”

She shrugs, “That’s the only time I am free tomorrow.” 

He frowns, and Nesta can see that he is thinking it through in his head, finally he nods. “Okay, I’ll see you at nine.” 


“Feyre, believe me. It was awkward. So awkward,” Nesta says, as she stares intently in the mirror trying to perfect her eyeliner while balancing her cellphone between her ear and shoulder. “Worst 47 minutes of my life.” 

“47 minutes?” Feyre repeats laughing, “How bad could it be? You’ve been on some pretty bad dates, Nes. Remember when that guy from your gym took you hiking and basically pushed you into a creek?” 

“Thanks for reminding me,” Nesta grunts, finishing up one eye and moving onto the next one. “All we did was bicker. I don’t think that’s a good sign on the first date.” 

“Isn’t your excuse for not going on second dates always because they didn’t have enough fire in them?” Feyre counters, and Nesta can practically see the smug look on her sisters face through the phone. 

Nesta pauses, before replying with a simple, “So?” 

Feyre laughs again, “So most guys don’t have enough fire and your neighbor has too much? I think it’s time you start adopting cats.” 

“I am a dog person,” she replies. 

“Rhys just got here, I’ll see you later at graduation and you can tell me more about your neighbor,” Feyre says.


“She wasn’t interested at all. She looked at her phone three times in ten minutes,” Cassian says into the phone as he goes through his closet. 

“Was it a hard to get disinterest?” Rhys asks.

“Definitely not. It was disinterest disinterest,” he says to his best friend. “She bolted out of the coffee shop as fast as she could and we live across from each other. 

“Well, maybe this means you should stop pinning over her. You know, Feyre, has been mentioning setting you up with her sister,” Rhys says. 

Cassian pulls out his suit, and throws it onto his bed. “Elain? Isn’t she married and expecting? I don’t think her husband would like her going out on a date with me.” 

Rhys chuckles on the other side of the line. “No, her sister N-,” he pauses, “I just arrived at Feyre’s apartment I’ll see you later at her graduation, right?” 

After hanging up with him and finishing getting ready he makes his way to the parking garage connected to his apartment. He hears a groan of frustration around the corner and a familiar female voice exclaim, “You have got to be kidding me.” 

Turning the corner he sees Nesta kicking her the front tire of her car. “What did your car do to deserve that. sweetheart?” she jumps and turns around frowning. 

“It won’t start and I am probably going to be late to my sisters graduation and shes going to kill me,” she rambles, pulling her cellphone out of her purse allowing Cassian time to admire the short blue dress she wore. “My other sister is probably already there because she’s always early to everything.” 

Cassian frowns and looks at his watch. “Where’s her graduation? I can drop you off,” he says. 

She looks up surprised and her eyes drop to the suit he’s wearing then back up to his face. “Prythian University,” she says. 

“Perfect, that’s where I am heading,” he says, before turning to walk and gesturing for her to follow. She locks her car and follows behind him.

“Why are you going to Prythian University? Does someone you know go there?” she asks.

“My friends girlfriend is graduating. I usually wouldn’t go to these kind of things but he’s planned a big surprise for her after it. He’s actually proposing, which is about time. Those two have been in love with each other since they met. He even flew up her sister, Elain, who lives in North Carolina.” When he finishes he looks over to see what Nesta was going to say but shes not walking next to him anymore. He turns to see her stopped in the middle of the sidewalk. “You okay?” 

“Is your friend Rhysand?” she asks. 

Cassian frowns confused, “Yeah, why? Do you know him?”

“I do actually. He’s dating my sister.”

                                                       The End 

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Kitty Pryde Costume Parade by the incredible Kevin Wada featuring an array of Kitty’s costumes over the years, including (1) my favorite of the batch inspired by Dazzler from Uncanny X-Men #149, (2) her space pirate ensemble from Uncanny X-Men #167, (3) a variation on the traditional school costume from Uncanny X-Men #168, (4) an instant classic in green and brown from Uncanny X-Men #169, (5) an outfit that can only have been inspired by Flashdance from Uncanny X-Men #175, (6) her skating costume from Kitty Pryde & Wolverine Limited Series #1, (7) the Shadowcat costume from the Excalibur era, and (8) her costume from the X-Men Evolution cartoon.

It’s not fair 

When you’re not there

I’m so emotionally needy, baby

I’m hoping no one can see me

Mmm, you got me so pathetic

“Pathetic” - Erik Hassle

Haru being the undisputed king of karaoke lol This song, thou. I actually heard it first at work of all places over the speakers. At first I was pretty meh about it. But then it grew on me. I grew attached to it the minute I pictured this guy singing it lol Pretty convinced Haru will become an entertainer after highschool; he promised his parents he’s finish school before even thinking of getting involved in the industry. He loves to sing honestly, it’s fun and he enjoys people’s reactions when they find out he’s actually good at it.

Cropping & Editing Icons in GIMP

Hello everyone!

This is Bubbles-mod here with your second tutorial! Like Jerry-mod, I’ll also be going from start to finish on how I crop and edit icons on the wonderful program known as GIMP. GIMP is a lovely alternative for anyone that’s seeking Photoshop and cannot afford it because – guess what? It’s free! It’s also able to run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux which makes it very versatile. Whether you’re an old timer with GIMP like myself, or a newbie, I’ll guide you through the many steps on how to complete this. And if you don’t have GIMP and wish to learn with this tutorial you can grab it from here!

That being said there is a few things you might need while working with this tutorial.


                                          Important things to have

  • Of course having a method of downloading your video is a must. So there’s many sources you can get videos from, youtubemp4s converters and also Kissanime/Kisscartoon (the latter once they get the site back up and running).
  • Next you’ll need your trusty GIMP program.
  • Then we’ll need my favorite plugin: BIMP – the Batch Image Manipulation Plugin which you can also get from here. Now if you’re not familiar installing Plugins, I recommend following the instructions they have there as this won’t be the main focus of my tutorial.
  • Finally, you’ll want a frame ripper. The one I tend to use DVDVideoSoft’s Video to JPG
  • One other script that can be added is the ExportAll script. This just allows you save all the images you have opened at one time to a location. This comes in handy if you don’t want to save images one by one later on while cropping. It is not necessary needed. Remember to add it to GIMP like you would any other script/plugin.

Now, this is going to get a bit image heavy so I’m going to be putting everything under a cut from this point on. Good luck and happy iconing everyone!

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