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Quagsire Sprites Review

Gold- A wonderful retro Quag, he’s still getting used to his new arms from evolving. Tail seems a bit thin but he’ll grow into it. A lovely shiny boy. 5/5

Silver- A lovable chubby QuagHe’s bending down to talk to smaller pokemon but he may be a bit overexcited and yelling. Still working on his manners. A very friendly boy. Adorable stripes and back ridges. 5/5

Crystal- Such a happy Quag! Now with movement! Look at him, he’s so excited to use his new arms! He’s practicing because he dreams of one day playing piano. He’s singing for you too! A wonderful quag with a bright future ahead of him. 5/5

Gen 3/FR/LG- A friendly dancing Quag! Such a cute and fun pose! Such good balance! But he’s also the most mysterious Quag. If you blink you’ll miss him change his pose and cry out. How does a Quag move so fast? A perplexing quag 5/5

Diamond/Pearl- This a very friendly Quag, he’s a bit more shy than the others but he’ll still wave to you. He’s got one enlarged nostril, but he’s still beautiful. Lovely big back ridges. lovely shade of blue. Be gentle with this Quag and give him all the hugs. 5/5

Platinum- A Quag with a lovely darker pallete! He’s a bit of a nightowl and goes for a lot of night swims. He’d love to hold your hand. Has a bit of a wonky foot and probably trips a lot, but he’ll still do his best for you. 5/5

HG/SS- The most loving Quag!! He wants a hug!! HUG THE QUAG!!! HUG HIM!!! So wonderfully chubby and such a sweet smile! Perfectly friend-shaped! I love him so much. The ideal Quag A+++ 1000000/5

B/W-  Just like the last but even MORE EXCITED! YOU JUST HAVE TO HUG HIM! He’s even dancing and reaching for you! A precious angel baby who deserves all the love in the world! HUG THE QUAG!! 10000000/5 spare my heart. 

XY/SM- The newest member of the Quag family. Beautifully rendered, the most lovely chubbiest belly, the friendliest face, even a precious neck roll. Probably 90% squish. He’s a little self-conscious but still a lil bouncy. Give him all the pats and beans in refresh. 5/5

BONUS QUAGS: 

Pokemon Conquest- The sleepiest, laziest Quag. I love how big and detailed this quag is. Look at those cute toes and fingers. Look at that chub. Look at that shading. Please though, let this poor boy rest. 5/5

Pokemon Trozei- The tiniest quag, just a happy ball. They still captured all his best features. This quag may lack limbs but he’ll still dance and smile for you, a good egg. 5/5

PMD Sky/Time/Darkness- A nicely shaded and pleasant Quag. Lovely bg gradient and colors. Looks like he’s spacing out though. Exploration team life can be hard on a simple quag. Buy this boy a drink at Spinda’s cafe pronto. 5/5

PMD Gates to Infinity: AN ANGEL SENT BY ARCEUS HIMSELF 999999999/5


In short, all Quags are good and deserving of love. <3 

anonymous asked:

I just keep thinking about the bay or bae choice but like in the context of the choice the beast gives Wirt at the end of over the garden wall. Like the tornado asking to choose between chloe and Arcadia bay and Max just responding with, "that's dumb" and choosing something else that saves everyone lmao

Haha, I’ve never drawn that comparison but that’s amusing. OTGW is one of my favorite stories in general at this point, though. Thinking on all of this led to an informal essay that helps me ground myself in my own mistakes with other fics I’ve worked on, All Wounds’ planning stages, and how I’m approaching its impending ending.

This one’s a bit of a doozie.

(I will be referencing elements of the endings to Over the Garden Wall, Life is Strange, Steins;Gate, and Oxenfree, in case you’re worried about knowing things you don’t yet want to know)

OTGW and LIS are very different stories dealing with very different themes, and OTGW can get away with a blunt and brusque resolution like that because it’s a dark comedy that’s in many ways subverting or teasing a lot of melodramatic tropes. LIS often introduces tropes and then peels back a layer and asks us to look deeper, which is a whole other sort of deal.

The problem, though, is that its own finale and final climax kind of doesn’t hold up, because it hinges upon a choice that really makes no sense – and a moral-oriented choice, at that, which makes it even harder to swallow.

With Wirt and the Beast, there’s a physical character within the world to confront. To call out. To vanquish or scare off or outsmart. Greg’s disposition can be broken apart and he can be released. The entire story is about mystery and, well

OTGW makes no allusions that its story isn’t supposed to quite make sense, it embraces its mystery, and it subverts things by making ‘reality’ a hidden element until the final act.

The story makes it pretty obvious that this world isn’t supposed to make much sense, too, which leads us to not really question things when it doesn’t.

Wirt is the elder brother, he’s supposed to set an example, he’s supposed to look out for his sibling, and he fails.

And while there’s a lot of darkness to this story, it is, ultimately, a comedy, first and foremost, and most resolutions with the various antagonists are resolved with some kind of clever or amusing tactic. It doesn’t want us to take it too seriously, and it’s often making fun of tropes in dramatic fantasy stories.

What’s happening with Max, Chloe, and the tornado isn’t so physical as being lost, as confronting magical beasts. It’s abstract and unexplained, yet the story wants us to take it seriously and tries (weakly) to ‘explain’ things. This falls short because there aren’t really any concrete, established rules, and yet we’re supposed to buy into everything being Max’s fault when we don’t even know how it’s her fault. This is tricky because within the context of the narrative, it makes the player assume the position and perspective the creators wanted:

Max Caulfield is supposed to choose between the greater good, or what she desires as an individual.

The premise of that choice is great, and it’s what the entire game has been foreshadowing and leading up to. The execution is just very iffy to me because of the dodgy attempt at explanation…without explaining anything. ‘Chaos Theory’ literally does not work the way the game alludes to it. The writers know none of this makes sense, which is why in the finale they unfortunately go as bluntly as to make Chloe say:

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The Top 100 Anime of All Time ( Part 4)

*According to The Anime Man’s Online Poll*

15) Tokyo Ghoul

14) Naruto

13) Fairy Tail

12) No Game no Life

11) Koe no Katachi

10) One Punch Man

9) Code Geass

8) Your Lie in April

7) One Piece

6) Steins; Gate

5) Attack on Titan

4) Death Note

3) Kimi no Na Wa

2) Boku no Hero Acadamia

1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Former Marilyn Manson Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dead at 49

Guitarist Scott Putesky, who co-founded Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids under the stage name Daisy Berkowitz, died Sunday of colon cancer.

He was 49.

Another of Putesky’s former bands, Jack Off Jill, reported his death on Facebook.

”Saying goodbye to Scott, friend, bandmate, artist, hero,” the group said. “RIP Scott.”

As Berkowitz, Putesky appeared on Manson’s 1995 debut, Smells Like Children, and left during the making of its follow up, Antichrist Superstar. Berkowitz sued Manson for royalties from the LP and was subsequently credited as co-writer of six tracks.

In an online statement, Manson encouraged fans to listen to “Man That You Fear” in the guitarist’s honor because “that was our favorite” song.

“Scott Putesky and I made great music together,” Manson said. “We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.”

After leaving Manson, Putesky joined Jack Off Jill, worked with Three Ton Gate and released a solo album, Millenium Effluvium, in 2014.

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 said on he and Putesky had grown close in recent years and eulogized his friend on Twitter.

”We’d talk, text and he came to my shows,” 5 said. “Great musician, great guy. RIP.”

10/23/17

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The Golden Gate Bridge Opens, May 27, 1937

The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened eighty years ago on May 27, 1937, connecting San Francisco to Marin County, California. When the bridge opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, at 4,200 feet. 

  1. Cities: San Francisco, California
  2. California (BB44), Aerial, Starboard Bow, Passing under Golden Gate Bridge, 10/11/1936 
  3. The Golden Gate Bridge, 5/10/1986 
  4. CALIFORNIA, 4/1972 

More photos of the Golden Gate Bridge in the @usnatarchives catalog

anonymous asked:

He opens the gate,jumps,runs,picks and throws basket ball like nothing.He speaks and Louis couldn't even remember one word, he's huge and in the video (and not the pics they post) you can see every Clark genes in him, everyone. This baby has nothing of Louis (and let's not talking about the fact that Louis house has one toy, for his dog maybe and nothing more, not even a babygate) nor his height when he was a baby, or hair or body or his passion. He's growing like a mini Clark. Can they end it?

indeed. he runs without stumbling once, he’s 100% sure on his feet. he’s a mini clark hdjks austin must look at him and be like ‘damn i have a 12 years delayed twins’ 

stratdantro  asked:

This may seem like a strange question, but as an artist, do you ever find it hard to get someone to even look at your portfolio? One of my professors is all about cold calling to get our 'foot in the door' but in this day and age I don't think many companies want to be contacted. I feel like clients need to find you now and not vice versa. Just curious if you've had this issue! Sorry if it's weird!

What follows is entirely my two cents and based solely on personal experience, which is limited and somewhat unusual.  But I give it anyway, just in case it’s helpful.

I have had the pleasure, in at least two of my jobs, to end up friends with the person who takes the portfolios, and the cold calls from prospective job applicants. Based on that, I don’t believe studios have ever been enthusiastic to look at portfolios out of the blue, or take cold callers seriously, at least not in the 17 years I’ve known them.  When portfolios came in, they’d go straight in the Portfolio File, which was only delved into when there was a job opening that couldn’t be filled by a past employee or a recommendation. Cold callers, having nothing to show for themselves over the phone, got even less consideration (email is better; you can attach images). Between years of school, I turned up at studios in town in person to ask about interning, and got politely turned away; at one of them the receptionist all but laughed in my face.  So yes, it’s like that, but it’s not a new thing.  It probably isn’t helped these days by the increased volume of art school grads, but it’s not new.

So, what advice do I have? Again, this is highly subjective and based on limited personal experience, but:

1. Don’t be annoying.  A respectful attitude gets noticed: you are taking up a busy person’s time and attention, and if you can signal that you’re aware of this and grateful for the moment they can spend on you (and only make it a moment) they are less likely to brush you off.  They may, still, but you’re lowering it from a guarantee to a probability.

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