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Tarot in Under 5 Minutes with Wonder

Originally posted by xesoteric-extraterrestrialx

Hello, Saplings!

What is Tarot You Ask?

This is a question that gets asked a lot.  The simple answer is that they are a set of cards that can be used for divinatory methods. Fortune-telling and (especially in Europe) in certain playing card games.

Tarot cards are all structured the same.  Traditionally a pack of 78 cards with four suits, called the Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana suits are typically swords, cups (or chalices), coins (or pentacles), wands (or batons.)  Decks also include a permanent suit of trumps, given the name of Major Arcana.  Themes and what are included in the imagery of the deck are up to the creator.

But, Wonder, How Can We Use Tarot?

Tarot first and foremost was a card game.  It can still be used as such today.  The next phase of the journey for Tarot was individuals using them to make predictions about the future.  As the years have gone by Tarot has evolved into a tool that really anyone can use.  For meditation and spiritual enlightenment.  It can be utilized to help deal with traumatic events and psychological issues.  But for me the Tarot is a tool that can be used to help guide people along their life path.  Some decisions are hard, and sometimes we need help making those choices.  The Tarot can also be a friend that I seek out during certain times.  Are Tarot cards just cardboard with pictures on them?  Yes.  But they can be so much more.

How To “Read” Tarot

Reading the cards is an art form.  No matter what way you choose to do it.  Whether it be straight from the images on the cards (intuitively) or straight from that “little white book”, or a little of both.  No one way is better.  Whatever works for you is what works for you.  No two readers are the same, so embrace your uniqueness and find your way.  That includes whether you read reversals or not.  That is also up to you the reader.  Some people and some don’t.  For me reversals add a little something extra to every reading.  It adds spice to an already tasty dish.

Ways to Read Tarot
(Using a Tarot Spread)

Tarot readers typically lay out the cards in a predetermined pattern called a spread.  Each position in the spread is assigned a particular meaning, and the card falling in that location is interpreted in the context of the meaning attributed to that spot in the layout.  There a lot of spreads out there.  I mean a lot.  All you have to do is search a little on the internet or any book on Tarot will have spreads somewhere.  You can also if you are called to can make your own spreads.  That can be something to explore as well.   It can be hard at first to know what spread to use or what spread to not use.  That will come to you in time and with practice.  Myself, I usually don’t even really use a “spread”.  I lay out as many cards as I am called to and then I go from there.  Not everyone is like me though.  So I encourage you to try spreads out, see what you like, see what you’re comfortable with.  Then practice, practice and more practice.  With Tarot we are all forever students.  I like that about it, because it will never get boring.  There is always something new to explore.  

What’s My Opinion of Tarot?

I love Tarot cards.  I love the artwork on each card.  How just one look can take me to a different place where anything is possible.  They are a friend when I need them and they help me get through things.  They also help me help others.  What really does it for me with Tarot is when I can help someone with whatever is troubling them.  Help them find guidance and find their way back to their path.  If you have an interest in Tarot please go for it.  Whether they are a lifelong friend or just an acquaintance you see once in awhile, the cards will benefit your life.    

Now go out and get your hands on some cards!!!  

Wonder
WHC Member, Selcouth, Empath, Tarot Extraordinaire
@thewonderofnature

anonymous asked:

Maybe an unpopular opinion: but right at this moment, with where bughead are in their relationship, I'm more excited to see them talk about stuff than sleep together

nah, I get you. I want them to talk things through first and foremost, too. there’s still a lot of angst to resolve. I think a sex scene will be much more rewarding once they’ve cleared the air and sorted out their current communication issues.

In a lot of the more official* discussions of Ragnarok and it’s place in the grand scheme of the MCU, I see people pretty much taking for granted that Loki’s cooperation with Thor in the film is just a long game for getting his hands on the Tesseract and returning it to Thanos and/or that he intends to betray Thor at the first possible opportunity, and I think this is probably the most ridiculous read on the situation. These people must have flunked freshman high school English with their inability to notice the most obvious, EXPLICIT places where the text contradicts this idea.

First and foremost, there’s the fact that Loki has been ruling Asgard in peace for years. Granted, he hasn’t done a great job with diplomacy with other nations, but Asgard itself is doing well, as are her people. If Loki’s only goal was to retrieve the Tesseract he could have done that before the end of The Dark World even, and been long, long gone. 

I think we have to take into consideration the fact that Loki is fucking *terrified* of Thanos. He’s a decent fighter and an excellent sorcerer, but we see what happens when he comes up against someone who outstripes him physically, from the way he reacts to Hulk in Ragnarok. He’s so afraid of Hulk that he wants to escape the planet where he’s been happily climbing the social ladder for weeks, even considering that the Hulk is ostensibly under the Grandmaster’s control, even though Hulk is focussed on Thor. Now imagine how he must feel about Thanos, someone who is both physically more powerful than him, as well as possessing more magical power. We see a bit of the effect it has on Loki in the Avengers. How frightened he is of failing, to the point where it ultimately doesn’t matter what the Avengers do to him, because he knows Thanos will kill him if he fails.

So Loki’s not going to want to give up his relative safety and comfort by returning willingly to Thanos. But perhaps after he’s revealed and Hela returns, he sees no other option? Only that doesn’t hold, either. Supposing he decided, after escaping Sakaar, that he would get the Tesseract and return to Thanos, there’s no reason for him to join the fight when he gets there. Far easier to use the fact everyone is distracted to sneak in and grab the Tesseract and leave. Same as when he goes in at Thor’s suggestion for the headpiece. He repeatedly mentions that it’s a crazy plan, and when flying off tells himself “this is madness,” as if he expects to die, but he still follows through, instead of just taking the Tesseract and running.

But I think most telling is Loki’s decision to return to Thor in the end. In the Avengers, when Thor shows up and whisks Loki off, we’re seeing Loki at rock bottom. Worse than the loss he felt after discovering Odin’s lie, he’s ended up under Thanos’ thumb, and I think part of him wants Thor to bring him home, but he honestly doesn’t think of it as a possibility. Thanos will tear through anyone and everything between them to tear Loki apart if he doesn’t succeed at his task. He’s so lost in that scene.

In Ragnarok, though, Thor has just proved himself able to outsmart Hela, who again physical and magically overpowers both of them. Loki was so certain of her victory that he wanted to convince Thor to just give Asgard up as lost and move on. So when he comes back at the end, Loki is taking a risk, putting his faith in Thor, by bringing the Tesseract with him. Maybe, just maybe, Thor can keep him safe. Maybe Thanos’ victory isn’t inevitable, as he assumed Hela’s victory was. That’s implicit in their conversation mid-credits, when Loki is expressing his concern over how he’ll be received by the people of Earth. There’s a question there, asking Thor if he’ll protect Loki, and Thor gives his calm reassurance.

And then there’s Thanos’** ship, and I think it’s clear from Loki’s expression (much like when he saw Hulk in the arena) that he’s terrified again. That’s not the face of someone who planned to meet up with Thanos and turn over the Tesseract, that’s for fucking sure. We see Loki handing the Tesseract over to someone***, and it’s almost definitely going to be Thanos, but the idea that he’s doing it willingly or out of spite towards Thor seems highly unlikely. To save his own ass, maybe, or we can hope as a ploy or desperate bid to save Thor and the Asgardians.

But maybe, just maybe…maybe Loki doesn’t give it to Thanos. Maybe he trusts Thor enough to keep him safe, now.

*Various reviews of Ragnarok from film websites, as well as several vlogger responses to the mid-credit scene combined with the Infinity War teaser.
**Word of God from Kevin Feige that it is Thanos’ ship in the mid-credit scene.
***In the Infinity War Teaser Trailer, though we already know that some of those scenes were fakeouts to avoid spoilers of Ragnarok (like Thor having both eyes), so its difficult to know yet how much of it will remain intact when the film arrives.

anonymous asked:

what kind of advice can you give an empath that's gonna be going to a big outdoor concert soon? it's gonna be so draining, what can I do to prepare myself?

Hi, Anon! I can certainly relate to the draining experience that is a large concert or event. I’ve got some personal tips that should help you prepare:

  • First and foremost, it’s important to let the people you are going with know that you have some sensitivities in large crowds. That way everyone is on the same page and your friends/family can help accommodate your needs. You don’t have to take on all this by yourself. In fact, it’s much better if you have the support of others in case any issues arise that you may need help with.
  • Before arriving at the venue, picture yourself and your energy surrounded by a sparkly bubble. Infuse this bubble with the intent to shield you from any unwanted energies and transmute any negativity and ickiness into positive and loving vibes. This is a visualization exercise that I’ve used myself quite a bit and can be done again and again to recenter and ground oneself in protective energy.
  • If you have access to crystals, I would recommend enchanting a small one that can fit in your pocket with the intent to absorb any negative vibes thrown your way. Obsidian, black tourmaline, labradorite, smoky quartz, and fluorite are all extremely effective at shielding negativity. Just be sure the cleanse the stone well afterwords before you use it again. Here’s a link to my 10 Crystals for Empaths post for more resources on helpful stones to bring along with you.
  • If you are driving in a private vehicle, maybe ask the driver if you can hold onto the keys. That way if you’re feeling overwhelmed by an influx of energy, you can go sit in the car for a bit and recollect yourself. You may want to bring some headphones so you can listen to something soothing so you don’t get inundated with noise from the venue.
  • If you’re taking public transportation, the first thing you should do upon arriving is find a place to retreat to where there are not a bunch of people in case you need a breather. The venue you’re at may or may not have an area such as this, so if no lesser populated area exists, it’s probably a good idea to find out if they give out wrist bands or stamps for reentry. That way you can go outside the venue and take a break if needed. If not, they should at least have a paramedic tent or booth that you can sit in if things get to be too much for you.
  • Bring a set of earplugs. For me personally, loud noises are extremely overwhelming and can throw my energy off, regardless of whether a lot people are around or not. I would suggest getting a neon pair so people can see you wearing them. This can help deter you from unwanted interactions by random people. You might not even end up using them, but it’s better to have a pair and not need them, than the alternative.
  • I’m not sure if you’re of age or if you’ll be partaking in any ingesting of alcohol while at the event, but if you are, I would recommend doing so only in moderation and not getting too intoxicated. All liquids are psychically programmable, but alcohol is to the extreme. After all, alcohol isn’t referred to as “spirits” for nothing. Alcohol absorbs all the energy around it, so if there’s a lot of people around with strange and conflicting energies, you’ll be absorbing all of their funk as you drink. A helpful tip that I use myself whenever I drink is to draw a sigil with my finger on outside of the beverage using the condensation. The one I use can be found here, but you’re free to craft a new one with your own specific intent.
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up to your group if you’re struggling and need space. It’s really important to advocate for yourself and have clear boundaries of what you will and will not do and to express any discomfort you’re having. As empaths, we often end up as emotional door mats taking on everyone else’s funk with little regard for own feelings, so it’s really important to know your own limitations and communicate them to the people around you. This will help you avoid resentment and what I like to call “empath burnout”.
  • My last tip would be to clear your schedule the following day of the event. That way you can take some time to yourself for some good rest and relaxation to help you recoup and not feel drained from your experience the previous day. I would recommend taking it easy and maybe spend the day reading in bed or watching a favorite TV show or movie. Nature is also extremely beneficial at replenishing ones energy after experiencing empath overload, so if you’re able, try and get outside for a little while and soak up the good vibes mother nature has to offer.

I hope this helps and that you have a fantastic time at the concert! Best wishes Anon!! ♡

anonymous asked:

Hey do you think you could give a tutorial on shading??? I rlly need help

It’s no prob, anon! Though most of the time I tend to do alot of flat shading, so idk if I’ll be the BEST help for shading, though I’ll sure as heck try!

Anyway, I’ve been in a peri mood lately so she’ll be our guinea pig

(Also, what’s shown is put on two different layers- the line and the color, with the line being the topmost layer)

The first and foremost thing I do is the flat shading. And by flat shading, I mean, cell shading, or basically splatting on some darker parts with a simple brush. When I do this, I usually put it on a separate layer above the color, clip it, and add multiply. I always like to use a sort of dull pink as preference!  There’s not much else to this part other than imagining where the light would be and placing the shading to the opposite of that.


On another clipped layer, I add a sort of gradient layer? I say sort of cause with the brush i use (i normally use the watercolor brush default with both sai programs) its blended most of the time. In this case it’s just about a gradient, so any gradient tools on photoshop or something works fine as well. Here I use the same sort of color, since it’s a simple piece (but you can also add a sort of dull blue or purple to this instead if it’s a more complicated piece!)

Next up isn’t something I ALWAYS do, but for the sake of this tutorial I added it in just in case, but sometimes I add another multiply layer and use a complimentary shading color (if i was using a warm color, i’d switch to a cool color on this part) and shade the even darker parts darker


Whew! Now that we’ve done the shades I start adding the lighter parts to the pic! I don’t usually go crazy with this, since too much of that sorta thing could be TOO contrasting, and that’s not always fun.

Anyway, I add yet ANOTHER layer and use that same brush i did to gradient shade (or use a gradient tool depending on what you’re using) and make a sort of gradient lighting! For this layer I have it set to overlay, so that it highlights without making EVERYTHING white lmao


Last and finally, I use a luminosity layer (in sai2 it’s shine, but it carries the same effect) to add some tiny shine details to the gem and eyes. For other pieces, I’d use this part to add in shining to the hair+add extra strands to it, etc etc, but it varies depending on what the piece is.

Annnnnd that’s it! Only other advice I can give to you is experiment with it! It’s probably not much but I hope it helps! And don’t be shy if you need any more help!

7 or 8 months ago I wouldn’t have said I hated Lena Dunham, not because I liked her, but because I thought the hate she got was super obnoxious, sometimes blatantly wrong-headed, and smeared with more than a smidge of real sexism. I disliked it because it was so enmeshed with some of the worst aspects of call out culture so I guess I was reacting to that. 

Now though? No, just, no. I first and foremost despise her on political grounds, not emotional ones and maybe that’s what’s made me more able to criticize her.

also, after playing Moira for several hours today, I can say that she outheals every single healer if you play her right. 

Every. Single. Healer.

While Moira does a good amount of damage, and especially her damage orb is very useful, it’s important to remember that she is a HEALER first and foremost,and if you make that your focus, while doing as much damage on the side as you can, you are a healing powerhouse.

I got gold healing and a card for healing in every single match except one in the four-ish hours I played today.

anonymous asked:

top 5 favorite Barba scenes?

*CLAPS HANDS TOGETHER* OH B O I 

1. First and foremost: 

Originally posted by allthingssvu

2. The belt scene in “25 Acts”

3. When the judge overturns the jury’s decision in “Pornstar’s Requiem” and goes batshit insane over it.

4. His lil temper tantrum here:

Originally posted by minidodds

5. When that crook threatened him and he gave him his address without stuttering. HOT.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

-That’s your argument? Ok
-Not my yacht.
-Argumentative, and ridiculous.
-Yummy.
- Whether you’re a john in the South Bronx or a three-million-dollar-a-year talk show host… no means no.

AND SO MANY MORE


Sleepover Friday!

  • fanfic writer: *writing* Oh wow, they are going to love this. This is by far my best work!
  • fic: *witty lines* *perfect love making* *fluffy enough to kill us all* *a dash of angst, a smidgen of hurt/comfort*
  • fanfic writer: Oh man. This is it. This will be my legacy! *sweats into fic* *bleeds into fic* *cries into fic* *spends days perfecting the grammar and verbage and sex scenes* *has 15 betas look over it*
  • fanfic writer: Okay. It is finally time to release my baby on the world. Here you go fandom. You're welcome.
  • fandom: Ha, cute. *like* *kudos*
  • fanfic writer: :/
  • * * *
  • same fanfic writer: *writing* Whatever. This is shit, I don't even care right now. A singing squirrel? Sure, let's do it. Haha, cheesy lines that make no sense, sure. Grammatical errors out the wazoo? Why not. No one's going to read this piece of crap anyway, I literally wrote it on a scrap of 1 ply toilet paper with a broken yellow crayon.
  • fanfic writer: LOL *post*
  • fandom: OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER GRANTED US WITH, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE, OMG, I NEED A SEQUEL IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE. WHAT THE. I'M NOT EVEN WORTHY. *kudosrebloglikereccomment*
  • fanfic writer: *sigh*

to my fellow south asian bisexual women: i love you all so much. south asian sikh, muslim, hindu, buddhist, christian, jewish, or otherwise bisexual women, mixed/biracial/multiracial south asian bisexual women, trans bisexual south asian women, south asian bisexual women who don’t use she/her pronouns, undocumented south asian bisexual women, dark-skinned south asian bisexual women, black south asian bisexual women, closeted south asian bisexual women, south asian bisexual women who are out and proud, south asian bisexual women dating a girl, south asian bisexual women dating a boy, south asian bisexual women dating a nonbinary person, south asian bisexual women who are single (hit me up LMFAOO), south asian bisexual sex workers. 

i love us all. i love the diversity of our experiences and our lives. i love how resilient, creative, strong, beautiful, and clever we are. i love that we continue to resist every person who’d seek to marginalize us. we are far better than misogynistic brown men, homophobic straight brown people, racist/antisemitic/islamophobic/etc white lgbt people, colorists in our community, and every other person we continue to fight so that we can thrive and live. this month, prioritize yourselves, each other, and all your fellow south asian lgbt people (and lgbt people of color). 

this goes out to every single south asian bi girl. i hope you have a happy, joyful, and peaceful pride month, and that you get to spend your time with loved ones, with friends, and doing only what you enjoy doing. happy pride! 

Tips for animal crossing pocket camp

Hey this game is coming out this month so as someone who was impatient and got it early here’s a few tips for when you start playing!

First and foremost, SAVE YOUR LEAF TICKETS. They are incredibly precious and I made the huge mistake of spending all of mine early on. The only thing I would recommend buying with them right away is an extra crafting slot.

-Don’t waste them on crafting things that only take 3 minutes. I’m at a point where some of the crafting takes several days, trust me, you can wait a few minutes.

-don’t use them to buy honey or fish nets. They are just absolutely not worth the amount of tickets they cost. If you’re looking for a rare bug or fish you will most likely find it if you just look around for a while. I generally leave an area and come back until I find what I’m looking for.

-don’t use them on the quarry. just don’t. not worth it and you can use the quarry by requesting that friends help you.

-you are probably fine using them on calling cards or request tickets though because these things will help you complete more villager requests which help you level up and gain back tickets anyway.

-save your tickets for things like special furniture (some furniture gives you characters like KK and Tom nook) or special paint for your RV. These things cost a shitton of tickets and you will never save up enough if you spend them on other things.

Next, bells aren’t as important so you can be a lot more lax with them but you should still try to be smart with them.

-remember that you can craft stuff any time you want, but things like specific clothes and furniture from nooklings are only going to be available at certain times. You don’t want to go shopping and find a shirt you love only to find that you’re out of bells. I usually try to have at least 3000 bells on me at all times just in case.

-don’t try to repay your ok motors loans all at once, the expansions don’t really even give you that much more room so it’s better to just hang on to your bells until you have a whole lot to spend.

-if you need to, sell your extra request items as cheaply as possible in your market box. They’ll most likely sell quickly and you’ll still get more money than just instant selling them. don’t try to sell them for more than the cheapest amount or no one will buy them.

-don’t list extremely rare fish or bugs in your market box, they will not sell (way too expensive for something you don’t need often) and you can’t get them back. hold on to them or instant sell them for fast cash.

And here are some misc things…

-do not sell your crafting materials. It is not worth it to sell them and you will be mad and frustrated when you go to make an amenity and don’t have enough materials. Only sell your materials if you don’t have space for them.

-Try to keep your request items stocked up. It makes it much easier to complete requests quickly. I try to keep at least 5 of each fish, bug, etc. on me just in case.

-make as many friends as possible! add people who are hanging out at campsites or look around on tumblr for people who have posted their friend ids! unfortunately you can’t actually play with them but they can help you with the quarry and timed goals and buy stuff in your market box.

-make sure to talk to the animals at your campsite often, they “refresh” (become able to level up friendship and give you items) more often than other campers

and last but not least, very important:

-don’t try to play it like a regular video game. pocket camp is an app and is meant to be checked a few times a day. if you play it expecting to be able to play it constantly like a real video game you will probably give in and end up spending a bunch of real life money just to keep playing.

anyone that whines about comedy “dying” because “suddenly” its not ok to say the n word is first and foremost a lazy piece of shit if not a racist

Main points from Afterbuzz interview

Spoiler warning for season 4!

So Afterbuzz TV sat down with Lauren Montgomery, Joaquim Dos Santos and Jeremy Shada to review episodes 1 and 2 as well as discuss the season as a whole. Here’s a summary :)

*Note: a lot of this is paraphrased since I was taking notes as I was listening, but it’s as true to what was said as physically possible

  • About Keith (and Shiro):
    • Last season was a lot about building Keith’s confidence as a leader and then immediately he steps out of the role. Joaquim says Keith has always been reluctant to be in the leader position
    • Lauren says we have a situation where we have one paladin too many, something’s gotta give. Had Shiro stayed gone Keith would’ve absolutely stayed put, but with Shiro back Keith feels like he can’t fill those shoes, so he’s kinda pulling back to sort of force Shiro to step back in
    • Lauren is responsible for the Shiro & Keith cameo in the background of the Holt final photos before the Kerberos launch
    • Lauren calls Shiro Keith’s “guiding light”
    • Lauren says Shiro is going to have a “lot of development” 
    • Jeremy teases more backstory 
  • About Matt:
    • The fakeout at Matt’s grave was Joaquim’s idea
    • Steve Ahn’s birthday made it into the graveyard scene as Matt’s wrong birthday (or perhaps the coordinates? wasn’t clear)
    • Jeremy says he watched the graveyard scene not knowing anything since he wasn’t in that episode, and even he believed it for a second, despite Matt’s VA being around a lot to record lines
    • Lauren says she still gets affected and she’s known since day one that Matt will be back (”and he’s gonna be a rebel and he’s gonna be an action star!”)
    • Matt is a huge dork. He had to grow and evolve to survive but at the heart of it he’s still Pidge’s dork of a brother 
    • Matt was the only person Pidge could relate to growing up because she was way too smart for everyone else in her class, smarter even than her own teacher, so she had no one except her brother. And then he kinda left her behind, not intentionally or in a mean sense but still
    • Matt got into the Garrison on brainpower and he isn’t as powerful as some other characters. He very much fights like someone who isn’t a big guy (speed not strength)
  • About Lance:
    • Lance is all about being in the spotlight. The Voltron shows are everything he’s been waiting for
    • Jeremy says it was fun playing those more lighthearted episodes after the more serious growing and maturing from last season
    • Lance has a lightheartedness to him; Jeremy says that’s his favourite part of playing him
    • Lauren jokes that it’s all Jeremy’s fault cause he’s so good at playing Lance and if you’re mad that Lance is funny all hatemail goes to Jeremy
    • Joaquim says it’s tough with so many characters, but reiterates that every person will have their time in the spotlight
    • Regarding Lance’s pep talk to Allura at the end of the season, Lance knows when someone needs to step up, he’s a really good team player. He loves being the center of attention but he’s also able to pull back. Jeremy says the team is like a family now, and it’s that respect and care and love for everyone on the team that lets Lance be confident in saying stuff like “I know you can do this, it’s all you” as opposed to something like “I think I can do something!”
    • Lauren points out that Lance started in the blue lion which is a support lion, holds Voltron up, and he’s since graduated to the right hand which is like the ultimate support to the head. It’s a good indication of what’s beneath the surface, he’s really good at knowing everyone’s strengths, good team player
    • Joaquim adds that if you look deeper, Lance comes from a big family, and within the family dynamic he was probably very much that guy. But to people outside the family he wants to be seen as front and center
    • Jeremy says Lance is going to continue to grow, building on the more serious moments from this season and the one before. Lance becomes “a voice of reason” soon
  • About Lotor:
    • Lauren is to blame for Lotor dislocating his shoulder. They wrote themselves into a bit of a corner with that; they knew he had to get away but how? It’s not like he could drive with his mouth or pick the lock, the space cuffs don’t have locks. Joaquim says everyone cringed just looking at Lauren’s storyboards for that scene without even sound or anything
    • Lauren says Lotor is genuinely intelligent and we’ll eventually learn things about him “like maybe he’s not SUPER backstabby?”
    • [both Joaquim and Lauren are very tight lipped on Lotor backstory and relationship with Honerva etc]
  • Voice cast trivia: 
    • Josh Keaton voices Regris
    • Whenever there’s an extra lady voice it’s usually Kimberly Brooks or Cree Summer
    • Lauren recalls one amazing blooper when Rhys Darby (Coran) just got so frustrated with a line he cussed them out. Joaquim and Jeremy add that Rhys has this amazing way that he abandons a line, where he’ll just go dadadadada–awwh (“he deflates”). To be fair Rhys gets a lot of the hardest and most technical lines
    • Andrea Romano (the show’s retired voice director) did the robot voice at Matt’s grave–she has a tradition of doing computer voices (she was the batmobile for a long time)–and she also has done the Castleship’s voice as well as some helmet translations
    • Te-Osh was voiced by Lacey Chabert who does Nyma. She has a naturally high voice so they pitched her down for Te-Osh and found it turned out amazing
    • John DiMaggio voiced lieutenant Ozar as well as the bounty hunter and the illegal arms dealer from Reunion (There’s a cute story with Christine Bian–backgrounds and props supervisor–who is a huge Futurama fan so she came in the day John was recording and he was super nice and signed her things and as he left she yelled “Bender we love you!” and you hear down the hall “shut up baby I know it”)
  • The Blade of Marmora feel the most responsibility out of anyone to do whatever they can against the Galra given it’s their culture and they want to prove to everyone that they’re willing to go as far as it takes to right the wrongs, which unfortunately often leads to BoM operatives being not very long-lived
  • Joaquim says the grey alien from the mall goes to Earth every now and then for a round of abductions and then he resells everything, which is how he got all the game systems and Kaltenecker, etc
  • Pidge was determined to play her game and within a few months she had gathered everything to jury rig it so it’d work, and then of course Lance in typical Lance fashion jacked her game system the same way he jacked her headphones
    • The pixel artist they got to do the game is Michael Azzi, based in Brussels, and he came up with most of it on his own (that boss move at the end where the shot rotates was all his idea)
  • Any time the show goes Full Anime (the Kaltenecker scene, Matt and Allura’s meeting) it’s usually Steve Ahn’s doing
    • Joaquim says go watch Matt and Allura’s meeting in Japanese
  • The Voltron Show episode was very much their Ember Island Players episode. Joaquim says there’s a bit of a disconnect, that it was first and foremost an episode for them internally to come to terms with a lot of stuff, whereas a lot of people are saying “oh they’re speaking directly to us [the fans]” but that’s not the case. They’ve been thinking about this since a long time ago. Lauren says it was written and in production long before the fandom
  • Lauren would’ve loved to get to know the rebels a bit better and give Olia a proper introductions but just no time

anonymous asked:

I feel like you took two pictures and just edited yourself out and layered then for hagakure

You got it!  Took a photo in, took a photo out, then took several photos of different angles of the uniform so I could cut-paste- color correct and super impose until I got the end result. No morph suite needed with simple, good old fashioned photo manips. 

We don’t teach a Cosplay Photoshop 101 panel for nothing!