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The day has arrived in which etoilesdeglace and I can bequeath the wonderful otherpartyfavors and mrsdecaestecker with their FitzSimmons Better Together Partner Exchange gifts!!!!! We had a blast working with your prompt and hope that you enjoy what we’ve come up with!!!!

So without further ADO

Here is an AU in which young FitzSimmons are high school seniors partaking in the annual Drama League production at the prestigious SHIELD Academy. Life imitates art as the gang gears up for the big production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Bickering rivals, denied crushes, and devious scheming are ALL present in… Much Ado About SHIELD.

Read Here: ( AO3 / FF )

Be sure to head over to etoilesdeglace‘s Tumblr as well for the awesome gifs and accompanying playlist to this fic!

Workout Routine

So this is something I was thinking of doing for a while but because of Tumblr’s gif restrictions and whatnot it was always a bother to even attempt, but here it is: the exercises I do in the order I do them, gifs to accompany them, and the occasional explanation.

1) Running. Pretty simple really. I start my workout with a hard run to get me warmed up and my heart rate going. I’m not a very fast runner, but I do what I can. I set the treadmill to 8.5mph (~13.7km/h) and run 500 meters. Just enough to get me started. Some days if I’m feeling up to it I’ll run a full mile, or just run at that pace for 10 minutes. 

2) Sit ups. If you’re familiar with them then you can tell mine are different. Obviously I’m not a doctorate or expert but I do mine this way by making sure that the small of my back only touches the ground slightly, and my back doesn’t. I start from the top and push backwards, and I catch myself before said parts of my body touch the ground. My reasoning behind this is that the resistance I have to put in to catching my weight and then pushing myself back up makes me work much harder than lifting my back off the floor. In addition, I’ve always felt that when I do sit ups right from the floor, I tend to throw my shoulders into them (which, yes, is simply my fault), but this means that I’m stealing work away from my core and sort of cheaping out. This was my workaround. Also I keep my feet held down with the couch. It just helps make them easier, however I also do them without feet held down. It takes a looooooooong time to do them, but they also hurt a lot more so that’s good.

3) Leg hovers. These are awesome, and combined with sit ups they really work the abs. I have my hands behind my head because I’m trying to keep weight on either half of my body (top or bottom). Obviously since arms are attached to shoulders it’s only natural that I put their weight on the top half. Basically the point is that your legs weigh you down from the bottom and your chest/arms weigh you down from the top. You try to hold your back and legs off the ground for periods of time and this really works your core. Not Bruce Lee tiers of difficulty but it works. These can also be done in a slightly easier way by hold your hands out to the side on an angle so that your fists are by your thighs. This distributes weight more evenly so holding yourself up is not as concentrated on either half. Try to keep your hips locked so that instead of holding your legs off the ground by them, you’re holding your entire lower half off the ground via your core.

4) Pushups! Again, if you’re familiar with them you’ll notice mine are different. I keep my hands a lot closer together. This is normally seen as a “harder” pushup to do, but the reality of it is that doing this “military” pushup and a normal pushup are just a matter of using different muscle groups. I can do a LOT of these, but not that many regular pushups - simply because I don’t do those often, so I’m weaker in the areas that they engage. The reverse is true for anyone who does regular pushups more often. Also I keep on leg on the heel of my left foot. It doesn’t really do much, but it keeps my weight less spread out and the result is that there’s more weight for me to lift with my arms, and less resting on my feet. Also in my routine are Oblique pushups. They’re pretty much the same except with both feet on the floor and legs crossed, switching the leg on top/bottom with each set.

5) Shoulder lifts. These…I don’t think they need an explanation. Doing them directly after pushups ensures that your arms are gonna be worked hard. 

6) Curls. I use a very light dumbell when I’m curling. This is pretty much just because I’m broke and don’t have a gym membership. When you’re curling, you start out (as I did) with a low weight dumbbell and you just curl a lot. High rep, low weight exercise is the surefire way to get started. After you’ve built up muscle, you do the same with a slightly heavier weight. The important thing when doing curls in order to work your biceps well is to keep the muscles engaged and not to rush it too much. Actually, the slower, more controlled you do them - the better. (Not like in the gif e_e)

So those are the exercises I use in my routine. Here’s how it goes!

  1. Run @ 8.5mph for 500m
  2. 100 Sit ups
  3. 20s/30s/40s/50s leg hovers
  4. 80 Pushups
  5. 50 Shoulder lifts/arm - 3Kg dumbbell
  6. 200 Bicep curls/arm - 3Kg dumbbell
  7. 80 Sit ups without feet held down
  8. 20 Sit ups with feet held down
  9. 50 Oblique pushups/25 each foot
  10. Run @ 8.5mph for 500m

Finally - the cooldown

To cool down I start with 10 jumping jacks, just to give myself one last push with explosive energy before I cool down. 

7) Free-style Tai Chi. Now, if you do Tai Chi you’re probably like “that isn’t Tai Chi” and if you don’t do Tai Chi you’re probably like “what the fuck is that”. It’s very simple! Using the fundamental principals of soft, flowing movements and a sturdy base, by doing free-style Tai Chi you are letting the blood flow after your exercise. After I do 400 curls you can bet there’s a bit of backup. By moving in such a way, you let the blood move to your muscles, delivering oxygen to them and helping them to remove lactic acid more quickly, this helps quell the soreness of exercise more quickly.

TL;DR - Pretending to waterbend actually has health benefits.

I finished Cruel & Unusual and it was pretty excellent and now I need a gif of Richard to accompany its title on my little page.

Also! This makes me 50% through my “watch (almost) everything Richard Harmon’s ever been in ever” game and I think that’s exciting. Are you proud of me?

anonymous asked:

What is the eyelash gif from??

It was from Hannah’s livestream, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRgTXM5EjM. Kim comes in about 46 minutes in to the video. 

Incidentally, all my gifs are accompanied by this >> (x)

If you click on the x, it should take you to the video the gif comes from. If you ever find any gifset that doesn’t do that, please tell me so I can update it with the proper link

Everyone's obsessed with those moving selfies on Beyoncé's Instagram — here's how to make your own

Everyone’s obsessed with those moving selfies on Beyoncé’s Instagram — here’s how to make your own

Beyoncé’s Instagram followers are aflutter over her latest obsession: glitchy, gif-like selfies, sometimes accompanied by music.

Here’s an example:

 on

A few Beyoncé super fans have cracked the code and learned that Beyoncé is using an app called Phhhoto to make the individual selfies. You can totally copy her and make your own moving selfies within the app, then use…

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Everyone's obsessed with those moving selfies on Beyoncé's Instagram — here's how to make your own

Beyoncé’s Instagram followers are aflutter over her latest obsession: glitchy, gif-like selfies, sometimes accompanied by music.

Here’s an example:

 on

A few Beyoncé super fans have cracked the code and learned that Beyoncé is using an app called Phhhoto to make the individual selfies. You can totally copy her and make your own moving selfies within the app, then use their tool to post it to Instagram.

If you don’t want a Phhhoto logo to show up, though, here’s a workaround: save the Phhhoto file to your camera roll and upload it to Instagram that way, instead of using Phhhoto’s Instagram button.

Using Phhhoto is fairly straightforward. Here’s what a few Beyoncé copycats have managed to come up with:

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But still, these posts are a far cry from Bey’s half-a-minute-long, musically accompanied Phhhoto montages that feature multiple shots. How is she creating those?

The answer is Flipagram. A selfie sleuth friend of mine has mined Beyoncé’s Instagram comments and gleaned from the queen’s fans themselves that the best way to approximate Beyoncé’s glitchy selfie montages is by using both Phhhoto and Flipagram.

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Just download Flipagram in the App Store and follow the prompts. But first, make sure that all the Phhhotos you want to use are saved as video files on your iPhone’s camera roll first.

Then, you’ll be able to add a bunch of them, edit them for time and order, and add a 30-second preview of your favorite song, if it’s available. From there, save the Flipagram file and upload it to Instagram.

After seeing the Brooklyn United Marching Band performing in Madison Square Park this afternoon, I was inspired to make a Phhhoto-Flipagram hybrid of my own. Here’s how it looks on Flipagram’s platform.

The band was playing “Uptown Funk” when these photos were taken, but that song isn’t available on Flipagram. I substituted Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” which is hardly a downgrade.

If you have enough storage space on your phone, your Flipagram videos will save automatically on your camera roll. From there, you can upload them to Instagram:

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The app was buggy for me, though, and it wouldn’t let me post directly to Instagram. My friend showed me a workaround: send the video to yourself as a file via text message, then save it to your camera roll from there.

Again, if you don’t have a lot of storage on your phone, this workaround might not be for you. But if it does, you’ll be able to post the Flipagram file on Instagram as if it were a regular video.

Now, what about getting rid of that pesky Flipagram logo? My source tells me that all you have to do is pay $1.99 for the “Change Watermark Forever” option, within the app’s Settings menu. 

 

If you’re willing to part with two bucks in the name of logo-free selfies, click that, and you can either leave the watermark blank or type in your own name or a favorite phrase. 

Upload your chic, logo-free video to Instagram, and watch the likes pour in. That’s the last step for making video selfies that are just like Beyoncé’s.

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SEE ALSO: The 10 worst selfies of all time

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Essentially, newhive has created a blank canvas for the web. Kind of like digital art books that pair still images with animations; the works of Walter Benjamin remixed and accompanied by GIFs, i’m still unsure of its purpose myself. Frequently advertised artist on the site is Molly Soda, stated, “I’ve always liked the idea of making websites that stand alone as ‘pieces’ that don’t necessarily need to 'function’ a certain way, and NewHive totally facilitates that for me”. And that’s the thing I like about newhive, it can be anything to anyone, it doesn’t have to function, it can just exist and it is a way to display work on a digital platform that isn’t social media. It’s weird, no one is told how to make a newhive, there are examples on the homepage but each has used the blank canvas to their own accord. It can be anything to anyone, you don’t have to get it, it just exists.

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Beyoncé’s Instagram followers are aflutter over her latest obsession: glitchy, gif-like selfies, sometimes accompanied by music.

Here’s an example:

 on

A few Beyoncé super fans have cracked the code and learned that Beyoncé is using an app called Phhhoto to make the individual selfies. You can totally copy her and make your own moving selfies within the app, then use their tool to post it to Instagram.

If you don’t want a Phhhoto logo to show up, though, here’s a workaround: save the Phhhoto file to your camera roll and upload it to Instagram that way, instead of using Phhhoto’s Instagram button.

Using Phhhoto is fairly straightforward. Here’s what a few Beyoncé copycats have managed to come up with:

 on

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But still, these posts are a far cry from Bey’s half-a-minute-long, musically accompanied Phhhoto montages that feature multiple shots. How is she creating those?

The answer is Flipagram. A selfie sleuth friend of mine has mined Beyoncé’s Instagram comments and gleaned from the queen’s fans themselves that the best way to approximate Beyoncé’s glitchy selfie montages is by using both Phhhoto and Flipagram.

 on

Just download Flipagram in the App Store and follow the prompts. But first, make sure that all the Phhhotos you want to use are saved as video files on your iPhone’s camera roll.

Then, you’ll be able to add a bunch of them, edit them for time and order, and add a 30-second preview of your favorite song, if it’s available. From there, save the Flipagram file and upload it to Instagram.

After seeing the Brooklyn United Marching Band performing in Madison Square Park this afternoon, I was inspired to make a Phhhoto-Flipagram hybrid of my own. Here’s how it looks on Flipagram’s platform.

The band was playing “Uptown Funk” when these photos were taken, but that song isn’t available on Flipagram. I substituted Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” which is hardly a downgrade.

If you have enough storage space on your phone, your Flipagram videos will save automatically on your camera roll. From there, you can upload them to Instagram:

 on

The app was buggy for me, though, and it wouldn’t let me post directly to Instagram. My friend showed me a workaround: send the video to yourself as a file via text message, then save it to your camera roll from there.

Again, if you don’t have a lot of storage on your phone, this workaround might not be for you. But if it does, you’ll be able to post the Flipagram file on Instagram as if it were a regular video.

Now, what about getting rid of that pesky Flipagram logo? My source tells me that all you have to do is pay $1.99 for the “Change Watermark Forever” option, within the app’s Settings menu. 

 

If you’re willing to part with two bucks in the name of logo-free selfies, click that, and you can either leave the watermark blank or type in your own name or a favorite phrase. 

Upload your chic, logo-free video to Instagram, and watch the likes pour in. That’s the last step for making video selfies that are just like Beyoncé’s.

 on

 

 

SEE ALSO: The 10 worst selfies of all time

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: Here’s Video Of That Bonkers $70 Million Mansion That The Minecraft Creator Bought, Outbidding Jay Z And Beyoncé