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Y’ALL, KIRBY’S ADVENTURE WAS A GREAT GAME WITH GREAT COLORS!!!

These postcards were based on the animated intros for each world in the NES version of Kirby’s Adventure - I tried to only use the colors from the original pixel art. It was a challenge, but SUPER fun and gave me a huge appreciation for the game art!!!!

Now for sale in my etsy shop!! (。•̀ᴗ-)✧

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Most Adorable Soda Jerk EVER!!! Ginger Rogers and her beloved Home Soda Fountain 1938. (AGH I can’t stand how freaking Cute she is!!!)

Signs at a buffet

*Takes full advantage of the chocolate fountain and soft-serve ice cream*: Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Scorpio

*Walks around the buffet 5 times before deciding what to eat*: Cancer, Pisces, Taurus, Capricorn

*Builds a Mt. Everest of food on their plate*: Sagittarius, Leo, Virgo, Gemini

Mermaids

Take a moment and think about mermaids. Think about mermaid who live in the waters of Hawaii, with eyelashes made of sea-foam and tails the color of the sun. Think about mermaids sitting on the bottom of the ocean, watching the surfers above them in fascination and pointing out the patterns and designs on the bottom of their boards like children pointing out stars.

Think about mermaids in the Mediterranean being able to ‘speak human’ but they can only speak the dead languages. Think about Mediterranean mermaids still following old trade routes that ships from thousands of years followed to get from one place to the next.

Think about mermaids from the deep sea, odd colors illuminating off of their skin and tails. Think about them with skin nearly transparent and eerie smiles of teeth like needles and claws. Think about deep sea mermaids with bioluminescent tails three times the length of man.

Think about mermaids the size of whales, their upper body seeming like that of giant. Think about these mermaids swimming in large pods and helping out the smaller mermaids, fascinated by their loose, feathery tails in contrast to their relatively short stiff ones. Think about these mermaids trying to copy the smaller mermaid’s swimming patterns with quick flicks of their tails and instead sending a large splash at a nearby boat.

Think about mermaids in the tropics, with fancy fins that seem to ripple and blow in the current, creating illusions of movement to people above. Think about mermaids with fins that look like feathers who like to jump out of the water as if they’re flying before diving back into the sea in giggles. Think about topical mermaids with tails that reflect the colors of the sky and color the ocean with colors that people never thought the ocean could turn.

Think about mermaids in rivers who slither across the floor of the water like snakes and pinch at peoples toes like crayfish. Think about these mermaids living by huge waterfalls, the ones with dams built over them having long since been abandoned in favor for some other point of the river, even if it isn’t a traditional waterfall home. Think about river mermaids meeting with river spirits and nymphs and discussing daily events while listening to motorboats jet past above them.

Think about mermaids who live in creeks made from inland glacial melt in places like Glacier. Think about them sitting contentedly under a long thin waterfall, watching as cars march across the windy road far far above. Think about them writing messages on the cliff walls with the rocks from the bottom of their creeks. Think about them with short but pliable tails that they use to flit over rapids and jump playfully over bridges surpassing their domain.

Think about mermaids who live in streams of glacial melt in places like Greenland. Think about them being able to watch the stars above them in fascination through the clear blue water. Think about them dodging through the inside of large icy glaciers, sleeping on thick sheets of ice that seem to just barely be holding onto the glacier but which their family has slept on for years. Think about them with tails so blue that they seem to glow even when they’re twenty feet underwater, a melody of pastels.

Think about mermaids in the far north, with eyelashes frosted over and lips as blue as the water around them. Think about mermaids in the far north with tails of dark blues, purples and silvers. Imagine them breaking through the ice whenever their waters freeze over and rolling around the top of it in jest, laughing as they skid and slide across the ice. Think about mermaids in the far north who speak in tongues to trolls who live in caves in cliff-faces.

Think about mermaids in the north so old they remember vikings and teach the young Old Norse, believing it to still be the language of the people in the region. Think of mermaids in the Mediterranean that remember the epics that they heard rhapsodes sing of back in the fifth century.

Think about jellyfish mermaids with trailing tentacles instead of tails. Think about them with large umbrella-shaped bells wrapped around their waists like skirts. Think about these mermaids using their tentacles to jokingly sting each other, but never going towards a fish-mermaid in fear of stinging them. Think about jellyfish mermaids with bioluminescent bells and skin with patterns and designs unique to each one of them.

Think about mermaids who live in lava. Because, you know, why not? Think about them with tails of liquid precious metals. Mermaids with tails of liquid gold, nickel, diamonds, and obsidian; their tails not having a definite form and bits and pieces of them flying out into the lava. Think about their tails solidifying as soon as they make contact with water, pulling them down to the bottom of the ocean where they’re forced to live until they die. Think about them daring each other to flip their tails out into the air, seeing who can stay out of the lava the longest and not have their tails solidify.

Think about space mermaids. Think about mermaids who live in the seas of Titan, living in a sea of methane and ethane while watching the thick orange clouds circle above their heads. Think about mermaids on Enceladus, living deep in the interior next to the warm water. Think about adventurous mermaids swimming up into the cooler waters to try to see the ice fountains on the planet’s icy surface, most of them being sucked out and launched into space.

Think about mermaids on Europa. Think about them living in the ocean between the icy surface and the rocky interior. Think about the mermaids grabbing rocks from the interior and scratching long lines across the surface so as to play games and replicate the linear fractures on the surface. Think about these mermaids who live in the deep black darkness of the ocean, but swim up to the thinner parts of the ice sheet of the planet to watch the stars and galaxies light up around them when they aren’t facing Jupiter. Think about these mermaids having different constellations that they point out to others, different myths based off of them and how they arrived in the sky.

Just think about mermaids.

Put on a Show for Me - Let Me Show You Part 2

Author’s Notes: Despite how long it took me to post this, I actually had a lot of fun writing it. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it too. Again sorry for any typos. I try to edit it, but I miss things. 

Word Count: 3,413 (Get yourself a snack, kids. This shit is long af.)

Warnings: Smut. I mean is there anything else worth writing?

Part One: Let Me Show You

Roman knew you were reaching your breaking point. As much as you tried to stay cool and collected under the gaze of his bedroom eyes, he could tell it was all an act. Being an upir had its advantages. One of them being how he could catch your eye and sense your body remembering every welcomed violation he performed on your pleasure deprived body only a few hours prior. He could hear your heart race and he could all but taste the blood rushing to his favorite spot between your thighs. He wanted you again the moment he watched you fall into euphoria in his arms.

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FAQ for the V5 Weiss Character Short

(Based on the YouTube comments section for the video)

Q: Where did Weiss’ scar go?

A: The fight scene in this Character Short is a flashback, to before she got it. It also appears to take place right outside the Schnee manor, considering the fountain has a giant ice sculpture of the Schnee snowflake and Winter said “if you want to leave this place”. There’s also the fact that Weiss’ ponytail is centered. Monty said that Weiss’ ponytail being off-center is a symbol of her rebellion, so this flashback may even take place before she began rebelling against her father.

Q: Okay, so how did she get her scar?

A: Fighting the giant suit of armor in the White Trailer.

Don’t be fooled by the animation errors where you can see her scar. There was no scar on her face throughout the first half of the fight. Here are the three best shots where you can see she didn’t have her scar, along with timestamps so you can check the video if you want (I suggest lowering the play speed to 0.25):

Also, Chapters 3 and 4 of the official manga explain what’s going on in the White Trailer.

To sum it up: Weiss had to fight the giant armor because Jacques made a bet with her where, if she defeated it, he would give her permission to attend Beacon. However, the odds were stacked against her, which isn’t surprising, as it’s made clear that Jacques wanted her to attend Atlas Academy. His secretary told Weiss that it had multiple specimens of possession-type Grimm (V4 director’s commentary reveals them to be Geists, specifically) placed inside of it by the SDC and it was 3 times stronger than the original model. Weiss’ response to this is “So you’re basically telling me that I don’t stand a chance.”

Bonus info: While fighting the armor, Weiss has a “voiceover” where she says that she used to carry a distorted view of family pride and did not have a sense of self, so she decided to create a sense of self that she can be proud of, just like Winter did. Some of the lyrics in the Weiss Character Short’s song seem to line up with this pretty well.

Also, the armor is called an Arma Gigas, due to the Geist Grimm possessing it, according to the Volume 4 Director’s Commentary. And the manga reveals Weiss has a talent for piano, which explains the piano room we saw her pass in volume 4.

Q: What’s the song?

A: It’s apparently called The Path to Isolation. It’ll be in the Volume 5 Original Soundtrack, which will come out after volume 5 is over.

Q: Why is her ponytail centered?

A: Monty once said that Weiss’ ponytail being off-center is a symbol of her rebellion. The fact that her ponytail is centered in the short seems to imply that it takes place before she began rebelling against Jacques.

Q: What kind of Grimm are those?

A: They’re Beowolves that Winter summoned, like the one she summoned in volume 3.

Q: Since when can/does Weiss use fire?

A: Since volume 1. It’s the red Dust in her rapier.

Q: The beginning of the song talks about Weiss losing someone dear. Did her mother die?

A: No, her mother is alive. Recall the conversation between Weiss and Whitley in V4E2: Remembrance.

Whitley: I heard Father shouting with someone in his study earlier.
Weiss: Mother?
Whitley: No, she’s already drinking in the garden. I think it was a man.

Not only does this show that her mother is alive, it also implies that it is not uncommon for Weiss’ parents to shout at each other. And Whitley’s use of “already” implies that their mother either takes daily tea breaks in the garden or drinks a lot of alcohol.

Q: Why does Weiss slash with her rapier, a weapon meant for stabbing?

A: Because her rapier has sharp edges on it. Besides, there are apparently some old styles of rapiers that were used for both cutting and stabbing.

Either way, a weapon that is only useful for stabbing isn’t very useful on the battlefield.

(Not really a question, but) Ugh, the part I hate about the animation here is the stupid poses she was doing

Honestly, I think that was the entire point, considering it’s the early days of Weiss’ training, when she was less experienced. It seemed like she was showing off and trying way too hard to look cool instead of focusing on the fight, and that’s why Winter got so harsh with the Beowolf summons ganging up on her at the end of the fight.

Q: Oh my God, is that a panty shot at 0:40?? I cannot believe they–

A: Calm down. That is not a panty shot. It only looks like one because of the angle, but I’m pretty certain it was unintentional. Throughout the rest of the video, whenever we see up her skirt, her legs disappear into a white void, with no sign of “panties” anywhere. This is how it has always been with RWBY. The “anti-upskirt technology” that Monty talked about is literally “The characters’ legs vanish into an empty void under their skirt”. We have had plenty of upskirt moments that show this. So, no, they’re not going against Monty’s wishes to have no panty shots.

Q: So, does this mean we’re gonna get a Blake short before volume 6 and a Yang short before volume 7?

A: No, actually. At RTX, they said we’re getting Weiss, Blake, and Yang’s character shorts this year, before volume 5′s premiere. Though, as of today (July 20th), they have not yet stated when exactly Blake and Yang’s will come out.