filter experiement

dave ubercharge’s really good meme baking tutorial

i serve the people.

i usually use paint, photoshop cs6, and paint tool sai, but you can do this on just ps. the reason i also use sai is to speed up the ‘saving as jpeg multiple times’ thing, and i think sai’s low quality jpeg is lower quality than ps’. without further ado:

1. pick the text. this is the most important step, of course. for this tutorial, i will be using the text ‘my nipples are fucking frozen’. i said this in a competitive match once when i was very cold. we still won.

2. pick a relevant image to use as the background. you can also use a solid colour or whatever else you want, but i think images are funnier. i’m gonna use a picture of a blizzard from google images (filtered ‘labelled for reuse with modification’).

3. apply the text to the image. i do this on paint because i’m fucking lazy and the kinda but kinda not anti-aliased text edges are funny to me. you can do this on photoshop. i use large size (large being relative to the image) bolded and italicized arial.

i gave myself a bit more canvas space for the next step.

4. apply the same text on top in a darker/lighter colour. i like putting it to the upper left of the original text. with ps, you can just fiddle around with the 2nd text layer to get it in the right position. with paint, you might have to try wiggling the text box a few times. it’s a waste of time compared to ps but for me, it’s just a part of the process making the end product funnier.

make sure your text is visible on top of the image! if it’s not, no biggie, use the fill bucket or just try different colours.

5. apply an overlay on top if desired. red is funny, but it doesn’t really work with what i want on this specific image, so i’m gonna use blue. it doesn’t really matter because the following steps are gonna ruin the colours anyway.

i used a light blue with linear burn. i saved it as a .jpeg after this.

remember to have lowest quality. even on this small version, you can see the start to the terrible things this image is going to endure!

6. here’s the fun part! you can mix these steps up, but i’ll just show how i more or less usually do it. go to filter > sharpen > smart sharpen. you can fiddle with the sliders and whatever.

save the image as a .jpeg again.

7. go to filter > blur > motion blur OR filter > blur > radial blur. motion blur is the diagonal (or up/down, or left/right) blur, radial blur has both the spinny and zoom blur. you can use more than one, if you want. since my abomination is already kind of annoying to read, i’m going to be light-handed with a spinny radial blur.

wow! that already looks pretty fucking bad, but we can go further:

8. go back to filter > sharpen > smart sharpen and apply that again. you can also do more overlays and blurring.

i decided to do all of that. here it is with another blue overlay, motion blur, and radial (zoom) blur.

i changed the sharpen settings before sharpening it again. do whatever you think looks good (or bad).

here’s the final image:

you can keep going, but i have stuff to do. some better baked images of mine:

i have a thing for 1. cropping the text weirdly and 2. red

other stuff you can do includes:

  1. doing both (or 3+) text layers on paint with a white bg, then stretching it weirdly before pasting it on the image bg (transparent selection, 2ndary colour should be white)
  2. using the fucking impact font for bad memes
  3. using lens flare (funnier if you have eyes in the image)
  4. stretching/distorting the image at any point
  5. using other filters, ps has plenty. experiment!
  6.  repenting

the beauty of this is that if you make mistakes, you can just re-bake the image, apply more effects, and it probably makes the image funnier.

geniewithwifi  asked:

Fuck BRE. I'm still fried from Olicity overload. Instead of tidbits all season we've been overdosed with it all IN ONE EP!! #deathtoolicityfandom >>---> I do have a question tho, and it's about that last scene. Felicity said she understood why Oliver lied about William, and I know it has to do with Helix, but how does she understand? Felicity didn't lie to Oliver. She trusted him. he doesn't trust her not with Helix and not with William. So still not comprehending that last scene totally

the olicity was so real, girl, so real and intense and amazing wow

(Before I even attempt to answer this, I have to link to this post and this post by @cogentranting that absolutely nailed my exact thoughts on what happened.)

This is such a layered question only because it’s a layered issue, one that’s been churning and boiling for years now. It’s something that was set in motion way before Olicity even got together, one that is reflected in both Oliver and Felicity as stand-alone characters.

When Felicity said she understood, it wasn’t about the actual decision that Oliver made. What she understood better after last night was Oliver himself.

(src)

She does know now, or at the very least she’s starting to, and it is just that understanding that let her see things oh so differently, that let her look back and see things from how Oliver’s POV. It has finally given her a level of understanding that she never, ever had before. 

(src)

(god his face, look at him, he’s so vulnerable, but he’s also so cleansed)

It isn’t as simple as trust by itself, that was what last night was about. The problem (and the one that got them to the point where Oliver didn’t tell Felicity about William) is that Oliver doesn’t trust himself, and that was the driving force behind so, so, so many of his past actions.

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Dating Cassian Andor Would Include
  • Cassian not directly confessing to you
  • In fact, for a good while you didn’t have any inkling of an idea that he even liked you in the first place
    • He chided at you for not shooting straight enough at practice targets and scolded you about being safe whenever you did anything even remotely reckless during a training exercise
    • Wasn’t he like this with everyone else?
      • Actually, apparently not: according to K2, there was just enough recognition of difference in his actions for him to be confident that Cassian did, indeed, have feelings for you
      • This was only furthered by the fact that K2 would catch Cassian glancing at you “57% more than he did with any other person on base.“

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I am 20
But I keep saying I feel like 10.
Until today when I spent 2 hours with 20 kids of age 10.

They didn’t know who an adult was.
They didn’t care about how you looked.
They gave the warmth they felt.
They loved imitating adults.
They wanted the approval of the adults they liked.
They didn’t know the spelling of improv; they weren’t scared to ask.

Sure, I don’t know who an adult is because I’m struggling to be one and there are words that I can’t spell either and I seek approval of the people I like and respect too.

But I have filters. So many filters.
I always thought I was a very open and honest person.
While I am that, I also have filters of all colours.

Those filters make me judge and stay silent and restrict myself in multiple ways.

But some are needed.
Their silly behaviour is approved and adored now.
But 10 years later it will not be condoned.

Spending time with children is really therapeutic.
It lets you sort your filters and get rid of the ones blocking your light.

anonymous asked:

Really ? People think CB is too "sophisticated" for SH? I mean she is classy and elegant and beautiful and talented and speaks quite eloquently amongst other things but who was the one who started throwing candy at the back of someone's head at ECCC & who is holding the" Cahonas "in the pic & who is the one that said they both have the sense of humor of a 5 yo ??? Sophisticated yes but also childlike at the same time when needed BEST of Both worlds imo

Everyone is a yenta, eh? 
Everyone perceives life through their own personal filters and experiences. 
Clearly Sam and Caitriona are connected, bonded, and the best of friends. For anyone to say they aren’t each other’s type then they just have their own personal opinion on what type of person would be sexually appealing to these complete strangers. They don’t know; it’s conjecture.
Perceptions of them from fans are based on limited public information. Photos, interviews, acting, social media activity…
Meeting Caitriona was amazing. I don’t even know how to describe it. Yes, she’s tall, willowy, and tiny at the same time. But she’s also solid and aware. At risk of exposing my hippie commune background, seeing her in person let me experience her frequency, her music, the notes of her energy. She felt ethereal but also calming and solid and present and grounded, really steady and smooth and full spectrum. That doesn’t even make sense but she feels nice :) And when she gave me a hug it wasn’t a fluttery soft bird feeling seeing that she’s so tiny that my arms wrap around her back and to the front of her again when I hug her. It was engulfing and strong and encompassing. She told gross stories and threw things at Sam and she was also so connected to each person she met in the moment. She’s an amazing human. So is Sam. He emphatically insisted that he’s an introvert while regaling us with stories and anecdotes of his life. I know he can say a lot of words without actually giving away a lot of his person and that’s a talent. He knows how to set and maintain boundaries that are important to him, to protecting himself, while connecting with hundreds of thousands of fans. And then the ginga ninja stood right behind me to photobomb Cait’s selfie and I had no idea he was there. 
Are they perfect for each other? Is she too sophisticated for him? Is he too pretty for her? That’s up to them and no one else, isn’t it? I just love how they interact with each other and the way their energy interacts to form a complete experience. I’m here for that. 

So, what do you actually do as an agnostic secular witch?

(here’s and draft of expert from the zine I’m working on about my personal practice of witchcraft)

I’ve joked that my personal practice of witchcraft looks like a cottage or hearth witch got set loose in a punk house of a Philosophy major drop-out who read too many Discworld books.

However, that statement doesn’t mean much to you if you don’t know what a cottage or hearth witch is, some aspects of Philosophy, or the glory of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld witches’ concept of “headology”.

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unbreakable charlie smith: this is 100% what their first conversation was like

(i blame @napolecnsclc for encouraging me i spent too long making this)

Hogwarts!!! on ICE

Okay, I figured it was time we had us some Discourse™ as a fandom SO HERE’S WHAT I’M GONNA DO

There’s this blog, @sortinghatchats, see? They do things a little differently. They assign characters a primary and a secondary house–a primary house is based on why a character does things, and a secondary house is based on how a character does things. Neither is more important than the other, despite the names; they serve different purposes. You can check out more info here. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO:


Our sweet darling katsudon Yuri Katsuki is a Slytherin primary. I can already see the heads shaking and the eyes popping, so let me explain: Slytherin primaries are all about loyalty to themselves and their own. Initially, Yuri appears to be the variety of Slytherin primary that’s kicked themselves out of their circle of people they care about. But when Victor comes on the scene and starts coaching Yuri to believe in himself, we see a more selfish side of Yuri kick in. He becomes incredibly driven to reach gold in the Grand Prix, and we definitely hear some possessiveness in his internal monologues during his Eros performances. It’s a little downplayed, but we also see that Yuri doesn’t particularly care about people outside of his little circle: Victor, Phichit, his family, the Nishigoris, Minako–not that he doesn’t like other people, but he can be distinctly aloof and distant, probably best seen with his relationship with Minami; it takes Victor’s prodding to get Yuri to show the poor kid some consideration. But as mentioned, Yuri sometimes focuses more on “his own” more than himself. Despite his love for Victor, he always comes back to thinking of ending their relationship so that Victor can go back to what Yuri perceives as what Victor really wants–to be back on the ice in Russia. And despite having crushed on Yuko in the past, he doesn’t harbor any ill-will over her marriage to Takeshi.

As for his secondary house, I believe Yuri to be a Ravenclaw secondary. Ravenclaw secondaries solve problems and achieve their goals by stockpiling knowledge and skill sets–not necessarily through reading and bookwork, like one might think. In Yuri’s case, he cultivates his ice skating skill. Yuri’s at his best when prepared for situations, and isn’t good at improvising beyond what he knows. When thrown for a loop, his prior knowledge and ability is what he falls back on, and so he practices and practices and practices.


Victor Nikiforov is a Ravenclaw primary. His worldview is a system he’s constructed on his own, through which his actions and experiences are filtered. His system is everything. Victor’s in particular is built around his ice skating career. We heard it from his opening monologue in episode 10; skating has been his entire life for a long, long time. Everything he’s done has centered around it, to the detriment of other important things–in his words, love and life. His realization of this led him to start into a process known as Falling, where a Ravenclaw primary loses faith not only in their system, but in their ability to form systems. But then along came a certain very drunk Japanese skater, and then the skater’s surprise internet video, and Victor found himself a new system.

On the other hand, Victor is a Slytherin secondary, incidentally making his sorting the opposite of Yuri. Victor acts by reacting, and is quite adept at making things up on the fly. Recall when Phichit started a fuss over Yuri and Victor’s “wedding rings”–Victor didn’t waste much time in coolly asserting that they were engagement rings, and that he and Yuri would only be married once Yuri won gold. Or we can go earlier; when Victor saw Yuri’s video, he dropped everything to fly to Japan to be Yuri’s coach. Or when Yurio showed up in Japan, and Victor came up with the Hot Springs on Ice exhibition. But all this adaptability and flexibility can feel like a mask, and so in the presence of those he particularly trusts, like Yuri or Yakov, he sheds the layers and facades and becomes more relaxed and honest.


Now, Yuri Plisetsky‘s primary is harder to pin down, since his motivations aren’t made as explicitly clear as Yuri and Victor’s are. However, I think I’ve settled on a Slytherin primary for him. His circle of people is very small, certainly including his granfather, Victor, and Otabek, probably Mila and the rest of the Russian team, too, and eventually even Yuri Katsuki worms his way in despite Yurio’s best efforts. And, of course, himself. His ambition is almost always on full display; the first thing we hear from him is in episode 1, where he declares that he’s going to win the gold medal in the next Grand Prix, so Yuri should just retire already.

His secondary house, on the other hand, has been glaringly obvious from day one: Yurio is a Gryffindor secondary through and through. He charges into every situation head-on, with frightening ferocity and passion. He’s highly reactive, like a Slytherin secondary, but instead of being flexible, Yurio plants his feet and screams at the other person to move. When he finds out that Victor, who has promised to choreograph his short program, has suddenly left to coach some loser in Japan, he drops everything to drag him back to Russia, whether he wants to come or not. This brashness gets him far–see his success in getting Victor to do his short program, and his record-breaking performance of it at the Grand Prix achieved through constantly pushing himself to his limits. Yurio is also unapologetically blunt and refuses to play around; when he says something, he means it. Of course, not everything he says is something he ought to say, as with his nigh-relentless mocking of Yuri, even when he’s not around to hear it, and Victor calls him out on it.


TL;DR:

  • Yuri Katsuki: Slytherin/Ravenclaw
  • Victor Nikiforov: Ravenclaw/Slytherin
  • Yuri Plisetsky: Slytherin/Gryffindor

nicothenice  asked:

terezi, if you could have anything RIGHT NOW, would you rather have, an extra extra large pizza with any toping, Vriska, or a normal pizza, but its shaped like Vriska?

karkat: DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HOW MEMORY IS, LIKE, THE WAY IT IS? LIKE, YOUR BRAIN ONLY HAS SO MUCH ROOM IN IT, AND YOUR PERSONALITY ACTS LIKE A FILTER, TINTING EVERY EXPERIENCE YOUVE EVER HAD. SO WHAT HAPPENS IS ALL THE NEUTRAL MOMENTS VANISH ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, AND OVER THE YEARS WHATS LEFT DISTILLS INTO SOMETHING MUCH MORE IMPORTANT AND EXCITING AND TAILORED TO YOU THAN IT ACTUALLY WAS. THE SHIT YOU CARED ABOUT BECOMES THE ONLY SHIT THERE IS. YOUR MOST CHERISHED TEENHOOD MEMORIES OF DICKING AROUND ON-LINE, OF BEING SOMEWHAT INTERNET FAMOUS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, THEY SEEM SO BIG AND VIVID AND REAL, BUT THEN YOU TRY TO GO BACK FOR NOSTALGIAS SAKE, AS A JOKE, AND ITS JUST

DIFFERENT

ITS JUST DIFFERENT

AND THATS WHEN ALL THE BAD AND BORING TIMES COME BACK TO YOU, AT 2AM ON A TUESDAY. THESE PEOPLE NEVER ACTUALLY LIKED OR REMEMBERED YOU. YOU REALIZE THAT THIS BEACON OF HOPE IN ONE OF YOUR DARKEST HOURS WAS MAYBE MORE LIKE A FLICKER AND IT REALLY PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE WHERE YOU HAD TO BE AT FOR IT TO SEEM SO IMPORTANT.

CAN I TRUST MY OWN MIND? IS ANYTHING I EXPERIENCE ACTUALLY REAL? AND IF IT IS, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? AND WEATHER IT IS OR ISNT, DOES IT MATTER? DOES ANYTHING MATTER? WILL ANYTHING I DO HAVE WORTH OUTSIDE MYSELF, AND REGARDLESS OF IF IT DOES OR NOT, WILL I HAVE THE CAPACITY TO NOTICE OR CARE?

ITS SCARY

ITS LONELY

IM KARKAT FROM HOMESTUCK AND I LICK DICK

What I’m experiencing in marriage is very different from what my husband is experiencing in marriage—even though we are here together, having the same discussions. I think this is true the majority of the time because we are separate individuals, but it becomes most apparent in conflict. Something I’ve realized is that the conflict we have isn’t usually about the content of the matter itself, but things underneath that we don’t know how to speak for yet. Deeply rooted sore spots that are only now feeling safe enough to peek out. And by peek out I mean pour out, which can be pretty ugly, or scary, or sometimes both. It’s wild how much we don’t actually understand our own reactivity. Have you ever been shocked by your own reaction to something? That’s what I’m talking about. Like a response that was so visceral that you didn’t even have time to process it– whether it’s hurt or anger or shame or just flat out meanness. Sometimes I hear something fly out of my mouth, and I think, “where in the hell did that come from?” Or one of us will just completely shut down, and the other is left thinking, “wait, what did I miss–what just happened?” The problem is rarely the actual problem, and that’s what always throws me, because it’s more subtle. The most confusing, frustrating, and painful moments are usually attached to nuanced pain from past wounds that haven’t gotten around to healing yet. It is the things that the problems ignite within us that haven’t been dealt with yet, things that still ache, but have been subconsciously tucked away.

As intimacy deepens in our marriage, safety increases, and as we feel more safe, old wounds and deeply seated insecurities come out, and they come out of no where. The majority of the time, I have no idea what unlocked it or pulled it out, what it wants, or how to fix it. Reactivity, by nature, is automatic, cryptic, and urgent. There are times that I cannot find the words or the understanding to make sense of the reactivity that is coming out of me. It’s disorienting. Like cold air hitting a cavity you didn’t know you had. You can’t blame the air for the cavity, but that doesn’t change the pain, and once you feel the pain, you can’t unfeel it. It can feel so overwhelming and hopeless. But it is not. Thirty minutes later, an hour later, the next morning, eventually—it clicks. Oh. That’s what that was.

To realize that there is an undercurrent in both of our inner worlds filtering how we experience a given moment, especially those of conflict, gives a lot more space to that claustrophobic feeling of reactive pain. I’m learning to give us both some more credit. All we really want is love. That’s what this is about. Sometimes we’re terrible at remembering this one thing when it counts most. I’ve learned that pulling each other into the reactivity and making it about the other person is the least productive and most unhealthy thing you can do. Instead, I’ve learned that when one of us gets reactive, it’s paramount to let it be their moment and not make it about yourself. Their reactivity is their own stuff. This is when I have to remind myself that though we are one, we are separate. 

When you first feel the pain of a cavity, it is unproductive and inaccurate to blame the last food you ate. What’s important is that you act on behalf of your own wellbeing in taking care of it. Once you feel the pain of a cavity, you go get it filled. Similarly, once you experience reactivity, you tend to the wound connected to it. We don’t blame each other. We realize that the pain evoked by the other is pointing to something beyond what is happening in this single moment. Sometimes he’s the air that blows into some emotional cavity I didn’t know was there. Sometimes he understands my knee-jerk reaction, and other times he has no idea why I’m in pain. It isn’t vital that we understand fully as this won’t always be possible. What’s important is that we don’t confuse pain for failure. What’s important is that we let the pain count for something. What’s important is that we honor each other in the painful moments instead if blaming each other for it. Instead, let it lead you into new freedom, and walk alongside each other towards healing. We are one, but we are new at being one, and parts of us will forever be separate. Separate, but one. What a mystery this journey is.

L, marriage // year two

and now, a haiku for the holidays.

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Cherish our present,

the gift that is Sam Wilson;

Keep him safe and warm.

i’ve been thinking about ~2017~ will & grace and I have some headcanons.

Grace obviously has Instragram/Snapchat and is obsessed with experimenting with filters. Jumps on health trends like avocado toast and green smoothies. Secretly binges on Ben & Jerry’s but like, she’s totally earned it because she walked fifty-two steps on her FitBit. Always looking for life hacks online to accommodate her laziness. Uploads vines of her obnoxious singing. Tries to use meme jokes in everyday life (even though no-one understands them.) Totally read Fifty Shades of Grey but will never admit it. Uses outdated terms “on fleek” & everyone groans in frustration and she’s like “what, is that one finished?” Politically, she is simultaneously uninformed and very angry. Big Hillary supporter (bc Grace/Debra, where is the line?)

Will is super into Pinterest; goes through several frosting bags trying to recreate their aesthetic desserts for office pot lucks, but is too much of a perfectionist so ends up baking literally dozens (which Grace eats, obviously). Takes a lot of selfies and deletes most of them (increasingly self-conscious about gray hair/ageing) Still runs a Barry Manilow fan blog and tried to celebrate his coming out although literally none of friends care. Maps out detailed Netflix viewing schedules in order to pace himself, but ends up binge watching full seasons in one night and hating himself in the morning. Pays for everyone’s Netflix/Spotify. Mistrustful of new music but totally went through a Hamilton phase. Gets objects thrown at his head every time he attempts the rap or sings in a British accent. Listens to audiobooks because he’s an ~intellectual~ but literally only buys them if they’re read by a major celebrity. Silently mourns George Clooney’s marriage. Kind of a white liberal, slowly coming to terms with PC culture.Still plays Candy Crush/Angry Birds. Changes his WiFi password every week bc he just KNOWS Jack is mooching from across the hall.