gifs are a lot easier

Another college assignment/animation practice!

“He’s real yummy, isn’t he?” Y/F/N let out a dreamy sigh, slumping against the counter as she stared at Harry. You couldn’t help but let out a small laugh at how enchanted she was by him - But, you had to be honest: Harry Styles was certainly very easy on the eyes. 

“I’ve never heard someone being described as ‘yummy’.” You snorted, folding up a towel before placing it into a cubby hole. 

Working at the local gym had its perks - You got to make fruit smoothies for yourself (for free!), you got an employee discount on whatever products were on sale (that made Christmas shopping a whole lot easier), and, as much as you hated to admit it, being able to stare at a sweaty, shirtless Harry for two hours a day wasn’t that bad. 

The only thing that was worrying you was the fact that you might have had a teensy, tiny crush on Harry.. But so did everyone else. (Y/F/N was always offering him a towel every five minutes.. Even though he already had one.) You couldn’t tell Y/F/N that, though. If she had a crush on him, you had to back off. She had already made it very clear that she liked him - And you didn’t want to risk a strong friendship over some.. guy. But.. Harry wasn’t just any old guy. He was always so polite, sweet, charming, funny.. At one point you thought maybe he liked you back - But he was like that towards everyone! Harry was just a friendly person. You wouldn’t be surprised if you were already in the friendzone. 

“Ugh, I just remembered I had to roll up the yoga mats from this morning’s lesson. I’ll be right back!” 

“Mhm.” You hummed, focusing on folding up the towels before you were suddenly aware of the presence standing in front of the counter. 

“Hey, cutie.” 

You glanced up, your heart immediately racing at the sight of Harry. Your cheeks grew a dusty pink at the pet name, a small smile playing at your lips. 

“Harry.” Your voice cracked slightly as you spoke. Good god, you were nervous. Why were you nervous? “W-What can I help you with?” You cleared your throat, trying to play it off as if you were the most chill person in the entire world. 

“Came over t’ see my favourite towel girl, obviously.” He teased, reaching over and pinching the apple of your cheek playfully. See, this was what you meant when you said he was cheeky to everyone. You couldn’t tell if he was flirting or.. No, no. Someone like him would never in a million years go for someone like you! “Came over for a drink o’ water, too. Gotta stay hydrated.” Harry clicked his tongue, handing you his empty bottle of water. 

“Right, yes. Water. Good for the body. Hydration.” You stammered, your brain seeming to spit out whatever stupid phrases it could come up with. You let out a small breath as your cheeks heated up even more, turning towards the water dispenser. Good god, you were such an awkward person. It really was a curse. If you were as confident as Y/F/N, that would be great. 

“I think you have to push the nozzle down for water to come out, Button.” You hadn’t even noticed Harry standing behind you, placing his hand over yours before he gently pushed down on the dispenser. Was it getting hot in here or was it just you? 

“Well, here you go.” You twisted the lid back onto his bottle, turning to face Harry before you realized you were practically pressed up against him. “I-” 

“Y/N! I thought you were busy folding towels!” You and Harry immediately jumped apart when you heard Y/F/N’s voice, your eyes widening slightly. The sight of you and Harry pressed up against each other probably wasn’t doing it for Y/F/N. 

“I jus’ asked her to fill my bottle up for me. The nozzle got stuck so I helped.” Harry shrugged casually, taking a swig of water before making his way back to the weights. “Thanks again, lovely.” You shot Harry a nervous smile before returning your attention to the towels. That was until you noticed Y/F/N glaring at you. 

“What?” You asked, glancing towards her. 

“Y/N, you know the girl code. I don’t want to be that person, but.. Well, in the nicest way possible, please back off. You know I’ve had my eye on him for the longest time, you can’t just go around pushing yourself on him.” She scoffed, rolling her eyes. 

“I wasn’t-” 

“It doesn’t matter. Harry’s off limits.” Y/F/N muttered. She was quiet for a second before speaking up again. “Still love you, though!” She blew you an air kiss before going off to deal with another task. As you watched her walk away, you locked gazes with Harry, your heart fluttering as his left eye dropped in a wink. 

Hm. 

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gif isn’t mine!

Who says I can’t be serious? Oh wait, never mind!

I just like adding extra stuff just because I can~ :P

Hurrah, I’ve finally figured out how to make GIFs that doesn’t go over the 2MB limit! I was getting frustrated but then I discovered that Photoshop can make things a whole lot easier– I can even put two scenes into one no problem! :D It’s a little bit faster than it actually is, but it will do!

Klaroline Valentine’s Day Exchange: GIFTER REVEALS

Hello again, lovers! It’s finally time to reveal the identities of the wonderful gifters who made such amazing creations for our Klaroline Valentine’s Day Gift Exchange this year!

But before we do that thank you to everyone, especially all our gifters! What could we have done without your participation? Your talent and inspiration has been amazing and we’ve loved devouring each and every one of your fantastic contributions this year.  

The Klaroline Valentine’s team is so pleased with everyone’s promptness and commitment to this exchange, so thank you for making our jobs a whole lot easier!

One thing we’ve been saying throughout this exchange is that we would like you to comment in some way on your gifts. People put in a lot of effort to create these gifts. If you haven’t commented yet we’d appreciate it if you did. We know your gifters would too!

Now onto the GIFTER REVEALS:

@childoftimeandmagic / Writerwithagoal wrote a Drabble for @3tinkgemini

@candycolamorgan/candycolamorgan wrote a Drabble for @accidental-rambler

@lynyrdwrites /LynyrdLionheart wrote a Drabble for @thetourguidebarbie

@captnswann/hissaviourqueen wrote a Drabble for @ashleigh-jewitt-xx

@itsnotacrimetoloveyou/coveredinthecolors wrote a Drabble for @hummingbirds-and-champagne

@littlebirdofthenorth/dani_girl82 wrote a Drabble for @bigbvdwlf

@queencarolinemikaelson/theoriginalcheesecake wrote a Drabble for @blackefaeriequeene

@lalainajanes/lalainaj wrote a Drabble for @candycolamorgan

@klarolinedrabbles/klarolinedrabbles wrote a Drabble for @itsnotacrimetoloveyou

@3tinkgemini/3tinkgemini wrote a Drabble for @cupcakemolotov

@bigbvdwlf/bigbvdwolf wrote a Drabble for @littlebirdofthenorth

@blackefaeriequeene /blackefaeriequeene wrote a Drabble for @captnswann

@accidental-rambler/accidentalrambler wrote a Drabble for @joey-prue

@misssophiachase/misssophiachase wrote a Drabble for @klarolinedrabbles

@thetourguidebarbie/Angelikah wrote a Drabble for @lalainajanes

@klarolinesbuttons/venomandchampagne wrote a Drabble for @lynyrdwrites

@supremeuppityone/uppitybitch wrote a Drabble for @goldcaught

@goldcaught/melsbels created a Graphic/mini Drabble for @misssophiachase

@hummingbirds-and-champagne/biana_delacroix wrote a Drabble for @princess-of-the-worlds

@ashleigh-jewitt-xx/ashleighxx created an aesthetic/drabble for @queencarolinemikaelson

@cupcakemolotov/cupcakemolotov wrote a Drabble for @supremeuppityone

@princess-of-the-worlds/princessoftheworlds created a Graphic for @klarolinesbuttons

@joey-prue/joey_prue created a Giftset for @childoftimeandmagic

Currently working on a Level Editor for the game, which is making good progress. Has a painting mode including Object Picker, solid selection tools and works hand in hand with the procedural generation scripts I developed earlier. Will make the future content generation a lot easier.

I found this the other day and thought it was pretty cool, since I can fully endorse it. Mostly because I spent a month in Vietnam, but also because I wrote the extended version in my memoir:

How to cross a street in Vietnam

What was cool about HCMC was that the roads were filled with 90% motorbikes, which made traffic a helluva lot easier to tolerate. Unlike cars, motorbikes can move freely, avoiding pedestrians and other bikes with ease, instead of blocking traffic and causing congestion. One of the things we’d learned while being in Vietnam is that, while it looks dangerous and intimidating to cross a street filled with zooming motorbikes, it’s actually fairly easy. The people on motorbikes are constantly watching out for you, the pedestrian. So when someone crosses the street, they will easily maneuver around you. But the trick is this: NEVER stop in the middle of traffic. The motorbikes are watching and anticipating your moves—they are either plotting to go ahead of you or behind you. If you stop, that fucks them up and you risk being hit.

So my advice to crossing the street is this: find a good place to cross, find a decent gap in traffic, then walk, WITHOUT stopping, and WITHOUT looking from side to side, keep your eyes straight and un-deflected, like you’re walking with blinders. While this may seem stupid and suicidal, my reasoning is if you look from side to side and see the motorbikes coming straight for you, you’ll panic and freeze up, thinking that you need to jump out of the way. But NO, they need to avoid you, not you avoid them. The motorists know what they are doing. They’ll go around you. Hell, I’ll bet you could even cross the street with your eyes closed and you’d make it to the other side just fine. (It’s true, I tried it.)