finally i can make edits now

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It seems like all of the resources I can easily find online for identifying wolves vs dogs are either massive and difficult to understand without prior knowledge of the subject, or extremely bare-bones and miss a lot of key information. I tried to hit a comfortable middle-ground. (sorry if it’s a little wordy)
This tutorial is made as a reference for drawing, so everything but purely visual differences between dogs and wolves have been left out.

I’ve been wanting to make this for a while now, so I’m glad I finally sat down and did it!

**EDIT**
When it comes to the section on wolfdogs, please take it with a grain of salt. With something as complicated as genetics, they are of course, not going to be as simple as I make it seem. What features different levels of content can display, and even which percentages designate which levels of content are often hotly debated within the wolfdog community. At this point I’ve elected not to change the image set itself because:
a. it’s a huge pain in the ass
b. this is a tutorial for beginning artists. It’s meant to be a hugely simplified version of the topic, and I’ve stated clearly that it is NOT to be used in real-world identification.

**EDIT 2**
A couple people have noted that the puppies section is a little misleading. Wolf puppies will always be born a solid brown, but that brown can range from a very dark brown (appearing as black) to a llight, gray-ish brown. The important point is that wolf pups will always be a solid color with even less distinguishable markings than even adult wolves. 
(also this guide does not include color possibilities related to birth defects or other genetic anomalies such as albinism)

((Huge thanks to yourdogisnotawolf. who’s blog inspired me to make this and for digging up that amazing picture of the wolf/lab mix))

Background of characters?

Sooo I am very curious on each characters backstory so here is a list. I’d love to receive more thoughts on this as well! 

So far we know Neil is jewish with two parents who are divorced from an unknown reason. His dad is very dorky and nerdy while his mother, from comments made by Neil, is his preferred parent. 

Dolph Houston is american, but was raised in a German army base and whose surname pertains to Scotland. No need to mention who he was modeled after.

David is 24 and one of the only characters alongside Max to have his age confirmed. He is also potentially Canadian after season 1 episode 6 with the comment made about his “papers” by Dolph. It is David’s reaction that leads me to believe this. We know after the end of season 2 that he isn’t blind to the realities of the world but rather chooses to see the bright side of things and tries to get others to see the same. 

Max is of Indian descent with parents who are potentially abusive. He flinches back when people get in his face, he is already cynical at the age of 10 for pete’s sake and by the end of season 2, we know for a fact that they practically abandoned him at the camp. 

Gwen I am unsure on. I looked up all her nicknames and most of them originate from Welsh (aka Britain). We know she is a fan of Doctor Who and “wants to have his British babies.” But her skin ton has me a bit unsure until I looked up anglo-indian, which is a mix of Britain and India. Now this is just heavily perceived and in no way accurate without confirmation. (Although I can definitely see her being Hispanic as well.)

Harrison has made hints multiple times that he can use actual magic but when he makes objects disappear, he has difficulty bringing them back. By the finale of season 2, we learn his parents are terrified of him because he made his brother disappear. 

EDIT: Okay, Harrison is totally Bill Cipher reincarnated as a human.

Nerris - I didn’t realize she was female until the last episode and I feel bad, but she wasn’t a character I cared for until the finale. After having seen her parents, I realized her entire family is made up of cinnamon rolls. They are the one and only perfect family. 

Preston Goodplay lives with his grandma and tends to shout a lot because of her bad hearing. His last name as far as I can tell is just purely a play on words, or a pun if you will. 

Nikki used to be a Flower Scout but after her traumatic experience of being driven out, she now seems to have an illness whenever she is near anything prim and proper. And her mom is a gold digger. Enough said.

Neil Armstrong Jr. “Space kid” - has always been so bazaar with his obsession with space but we later learn it is because his Uncle is Buzz Aldrin and his great grandpa is the actual Neil Armstrong. As his uncle commented: “Rocket fuel runs through his veins!”  For those don’t know, Aldrin is an American engineer and astronaut who was the second person to land and walk on the moon.

Gaylord Nurfington “Nurf” was sent to the camp to enroll for behavioral correction while his mom was in jail. He acts crude and bullies the other children, but you learn the reasoning for his behavior is because he was stereotyped into being a problem child at a young age. He was sent to a facility to work out his problems, only to become worse by the influence of other kids. it is also revealed that he explored his sexuality in the past with a boy named Chris.

Meredith Miller "Ered“ - Ered is stereotyped into the cool kids category. It is confirmed she uses people for her own gain and performs poorly in school, hence the bad grades. Ered’s parents are two male agents of the government that have been keeping an eye on Campbell to validate his legitimacy.

Cameron Campbell is the founder of Camp Campbell, which he named after himself. He is a wanted man by the federal government and is always on the run. Apparently he is rich and powerful and at one point had been the prime minister of Thailand. 

jermy Fartz - Nope.

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Captain Janeway in Phage (part 2)

I don’t have the freedom to kill you to save another. My culture finds that to be a reprehensible and entirely unacceptable act.

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my simple edits of monsta x through the eras for their 2nd anniversary

happy 2 years to these seven adorable and talented boys. they never fail to impress me, with not only their music but their incredible work ethic and their unbelievable love for monbebes. i truly wish that in the future, they finally get the recognition and happiness that they deserve. so once again, happy 2nd anniversary monsta x, i love you a lot and i hope that there are many more anniveraries to come  ♥

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Some frames from this human Bad Pearl and school girl-Rose animatic I’ve been working on. Featuring a certain song from a certain musical. Can any of you tell which song it is? ;3 If you can, you might be thinking why in the hell I’m putting Pearl and Rose in to this set up but to you I say: yandere pearl is a lot of fun, okay? 

Btw it will take forever before this gets done because I’m working on several art thingies at once right now Edit: actually I think this might get finished pretty soon since I got a sudden motivation to finish this. I’ll make a post with a final video when it’s done. Edit 2: The video is done and uploaded. You can find it on YouTube or my blog.

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Cassia really loves Moonfire Faire and battered fish  🌙 🎆 ✨ 🌊

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TOP 10 FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY FEMALE CHARACTERS

9) Yuna

“Everyone has lost something precious. Everyone here has lost homes, dreams, and friends. Now, Sin is finally dead. Now, Spira is ours again. Working together, now we can make new homes for ourselves, and new dreams. Although I know the journey will be hard, we have lots of time. Together, we will rebuild Spira. The road is ahead of us, so let’s start out today. Just, one more thing… the people and the friends that we have lost, or the dreams that have faded… Never forget them.”

Constantly losing focus while you study be frustrating. We will go through some of the top study tips that can allow you to focus and study effectively.

Remind yourself why
One of the key things that help us maintain focus no matter what, is by getting really interested in whatever we are doing. So find a way to make your topic interesting, relatable and practical in your life.

Remind yourself that you want to study to expand your worldly knowledge, to graduate, get into a field that you can flourish in, and provide some value to the world with your awesomeness. Also try thinking in metaphors and whatifs. It’s your mind, no one else has access to it, so think of wondrous things to make yourself want to devote the next few hours of your life to the task at hand.

Before studying

  1. Plan out what you want to accomplish and give yourself a time limit. For example, I will read 10 pages from my psych textbook in 30 minutes, or I will spend 1 hour researching the key words for my report.
  2. Get enough sleep. Ideally around 7-9 hours. If you sleep earlier, you may need less sleep, but please never do less than 6. Constant sleep deprivation is deteriorating for the brain and body.
  3. Eat foods that help you focus. Which include blueberries, green tea, avocados, spinach, kale, salmon, nuts and seeds. I often have a spinach, banana & kale smoothie with matcha green tea powder, but you can combine some of the ingredients in a quick sandwich if you like.
  4. Your brain mainly works on sugar, but you need to temper it with a protein or something with low GI, to reduce any blood-sugar problems which can lead to sudden tiredness. A quick way to find a a balance is to opt for a fruit or healthy smoothie.
  5. Be aware that if you study right after having a heavy meal the blood circulating around your brain reduces and goes to help with digestion, so you may feel less alert. Smaller meals can help.
  6. Take supplements that help you focus: fish oil, omega 3, Ginko Biloba, vitamin B12, Co-Enzyme Q10, and iron.
  7. Identify whatever distracts you and find a way to minimise it. So perhaps you can go to a non-distracting environment, if that is an issue. I prefer libraries or coffeeshops.
  8. Surround yourself with motivated people. If you can befriend the top few students in your class, or at least be on nicer terms with them, hopefully their studiousness will rub off on you.
  9. Have all the stationary and materials you need at hand.
  10. Set up a reward system, but avoid food as a reward as it can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead try a relaxing activity, or hobby. Pretty much any incentive you can think of that will help you cross the finish line.

While studying

  1. Prime - Spend 2 minutes skimming or figuring out what you will be going through.
  2. Drinking game - Keep a bottle of water or two next to you. Drink a cup or a half cup worth every time you get distracted for more than 5 seconds.
  3. Put distractions in their place - Write down any distracting thoughts in a small notebook. But remember it’s not supposed to act as your pretty bullet journal, but you can make another spread for if it you like. I made a small notebook the other day to write down quick thoughts that I would otherwise dwell on. It helps me direct my thoughts appropriately to what I’m studying, and still have those important ideas to refer to later.
  4. Motivate yourself - Write out exactly why you want to be a [insert awesome career position] in detail with examples. Keep that page or post-it on hand and look at it when you feel yourself losing focus. It can give you a motivational boost and can inspire you to keep going. Sometimes I like to visualise specific scenarios of how I could help people once my finish my studies.
  5. Take strategic breaks - Remove yourself from your study space and think of something else for a few minutes. You can get a snack, walk around, do a quick workout, look outside, and notice nature. Practice being present in the moment. Listen to of the world around you and get out of your head.
  6. If you feel you can not sustain your concentration on a task for too long, you may switch between two different yet equally important tasks. But try to do a big task for at least 20 minutes, you never know, by then you might like it. Some studies show, it takes 20 minutes to really get into concentrating on something.
  7. Reduce as many distractions as you can, including turning off notifications and wifi, putting you phone on do not disturb or airplane mode, and try blocking apps.
  8. Track how you use your time. I like the apps ‘Now and Then’ and ‘Moment’ for iOS. So you can see how much you have accomplished or slacked off.
  9. Write draft first. Edit and prettify later.
  10. If you’re in the final stage, focus on the fact that you have made it this far and that you’re almost done.
  11. Try to make it fun somehow, perhaps with strategies you used when you were a kid.
  12. Use as many senses as you can.
  13. Record your voice and say whatever you are reading or writing in different accents.
  14. Draw quick doodles next to whoever you are doing to help you remember it better.
  15. As long it’s not your first draft, feel free to use colourful pens, highlights and tape to keep you engaged.

After studying

  1. Revise whatever you have accomplished just before your break, by quickly skimming through your most recent notes or readings.
  2. Consequent revision schedule. The best way to remember what you have worked on is to revise it in specific intervals, after you have studying it. So after five minutes, in that evening before bed, the next day, at the end of the week and then in three weeks.
  3. Reward yourself, as long as you feel like you ended up accomplishing something you couldn’t before.

You can try out each step for two days each to see which strategies work best for you.

I hope these tips can help you, and feel free message me if you would like more details for one of the points :)

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TEXTS FROM DARK AND ANTI: Part Fifteen

Part Fourteen Part Thirteen Parts One-Twelve

The site I use to make these edits has an option where you can add photos into the texts and I have been meaning to do one where Anti forces Dark to send him pictures for SO LONG so now I finally did enjoy :)

Feel free to keep sending me suggestions for these!!!

OBS&BH Update

Just to let everyone know, the next chapter of obs&bh will not be up on Sunday as it usually is. As I said in my AN last chapter, the 13th was my goal for posting but since this chapter is the final one I could make no promises. Since then, there have been personal circumstances in my life that have severely limited my writing time meaning the chapter is still mainly incomplete. Also, since this is the last chapter, I don’t want to rush it as I want to make the ending to the main part of the series as good as I possibly can and being under a time pressure is counterproductive to that. Because of this, the final chapter has no set date for posting as I have no idea how long it’ll take me to finish it and edit it to a quality that I’m satisfied with. 

The chapter will get written when it gets written and I will update people on here when I have a better idea of when I will be able to post it. For now that date is still undetermined and I would appreciate if people don’t ask about updates as when I know more information, I will post it I promise. I appreciate that waiting isn’t ideal but because of events in my life and my desire to make this chapter the best it can be, there’s nothing I can do to get the chapter finished any faster.

Thanks for your patience!

Kaz xx  

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Gif Request Meme: Final Fantasy + Favorite Platonic Relationship (8)

Noctis Lucis Caelum, Prompto Argentum, Ignis Scientia & Gladiolus Amicitia // I’ve made my peace. Still… Knowing this is it, and seeing you here, now, it’s… more than I can take. Well… What can I say ? You guys… are the best. (requested by @nix-stiria)

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A collection of all the FFXV phone wallpapers I’ve made 

Feel free to use for whatever ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

CSP Color balances

Hi, this took me over an hour to do this and i swear i have no idea how to do tutorials at all, since anon asked I only have this tip from Clip Studio Paint that can help you finalize your painting without making it looking all muddy.

Click Read More to see the entire progress explained

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anonymous asked:

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED 19 with jason & damian?

“You’re gonna make it, just stay awake.” 

Damian gave a quiet huff. “Of course I’m going to make it. I’m no weakling. Not like Richard.” 

Their older brother had given up and admitted defeat hours ago, falling asleep on the floor in front of the television, one hand thrown over his eyes. Jason had abandoned the couch to sit at the foot of it and had his feet propped up on Richard’s stomach. Damian suspected that the second the challenge was done he’d kick their older brother awake to lord their victory over him. 

“Boys, have you seen—” Father stood in the doorway, staring at the television with a puzzled frown. “Weren’t you watching this yesterday? Have either of you slept yet?” 

“No,” Jason replied, pausing the movie because even a moment’s interruption would ruin everything. “That was a different movie.” 

Father looked extremely skeptical. 

“We’re watching a series,” Damian said, taking pity on him because Jason certainly wouldn’t. 

Father blinked, glancing from the two of them to the television. “The Lord of the Rings?” 

Jason laughed. “The extended editions. Plus the Hobbit. Each movie twice, once with commentary and once without.” 

“Why?” Father asked, with a hesitance that came from suspecting one wrong word might make Jason blow up at him. Damian understood; this was the longest Jason had maintained a good mood in Father’s presence in recent memory.

“Because honor,” Jason replied, and then turned away and waved a dismissive hand at Father. “You’re too old to understand. Now leave us in peace, this is the last one and then I can finally leave this place and crash.” 

“Crash here,” Father said. “You have a room and it’s dangerous to drive on no sleep.” 

“Does your hypocrisy know no bounds?” Jason asked, but his voice was still remarkably cheerful. Damian suspected the combination of sleep deprivation and hideous boredom was getting to him. 

Father grunted and shook his head, leaving the room. Damian was not surprised when he returned a few seconds later. “Boys? Why is Tim duck-taped to the ceiling?” 

Damian looked up at where Drake was, indeed, taped to the ceiling, fast asleep. “He lost his honor, Father.” 

“He’s fine,” Jason said, slumping down and scowling at Father. “He’s even got a pillow. What more do you want?” 

“We’ll let him down if he asks, Father,” Damian said. “But as you can see, he’s quite comfortable there.” 

Father opened his mouth, thought for a few moments, and closed it again. Apparently Drake wishing to be taped to the ceiling to sleep comfortably was not outside the realm of possibility. “Well, I’m glad you’re all…getting along. Where’s Duke? Shoved in the chimney?” 

“No, he went to bed like a normal person because he has school,” Jason muttered. “You’d think you’d have more than a passing notion of what the kids you take in were doing with their lives, wouldn’t you?” 

Father sighed. “Jason, it’s Sunday.” 

“It is?” Jason scowled. “He lied to us. Damian, make a note. He’s next on the list.” 

Father coughed into his hand, before shoving away from the doorway and turning to leave again. “Enjoy your movie, boys.” 

“When we shove him in the chimney,” Damian said to Jason, once Father was gone, “we can tell him it was Father’s idea.” 

Jason cackled.

anonymous asked:

how do you make the sparkles fall behind the image? like only on the background

hey, love! so i’ve been asked this a lot, and i finally have a day off so below is how i end up with something like this: 

(the psd used in this example can be found here)(i save my sparkle gif from here) (this is more to show how to remove the gif from over the model, a tutorial for how to use the gif in the first place can be found here)

this might get a bit wordy since i can never manage to keep things short, and since this is a little bit more complicated than the usual ‘sparkle’ effect, i’ve added a few pictures along the way to help but please feel free to ask any questions!

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no need to worry anymore

now that my exams are over, i can finally do more watercolors videos~ It felt really nice to record and drawing things again~ so have this (happy) crying sans thing i did earlier today while i listen to my angst playlist ^^

Viverti- Mattia Cupellia