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@huxloween final prompts, 29 30 and 31: trick or treat, costumes/costumes party and Rocky Horror Picture Show

Well, I am late to the party but I hope you guys had a great Halloween ! I am officially done with the prompts, even though I missed two… It was a fun trip to hell ! I’m gonna put away my tablet for a little time now (just a week or so) (-。-;

Thanks everyone who sent me nice messages and supported me during the month ~!  

The One Where Jack Collects Cats

Happy (Belated) Birthday @50-points-for-ravenclaw!!! This is pretty silly but well, I obviously can’t write anything else. 


“Hey honey.”

Jack can’t help but smile at the sound of Bitty’s voice and the sight of his smiling face, even though his heart aches to reach through the computer screen and touch him. This is enough though, for now, and he can just imagine the feel of flushed skin beneath his palms, soft hair and lithe muscles.

“Hey, how was your day?”

“Oh,” Bitty sighs, and Jack can see the heaviness to his eyes that means he needs sleep. It’s midterms, and if Jack wasn’t so selfish, he’d insist that Bitty get some rest or study instead of spending an hour talking to him. But god, he needs this. “It was long, you know, we had practice this morning - Ransom seems to have decided that good captains force us to practice at ungodly hours of the morning.” Jack smirks in the face of Bitty’s glare, pleased when his skin starts to light up a bit. “And then, oh lord, I can’t believe I forgot about this! Nursey was singing to Dex in the showers, I wasn’t really paying attention to be quite honest, and then Chowder starting yelling and came running out of there, the poor child’s face was so red, he couldn’t even string a sentence together, but when me and Holster ran back there everything seemed to be normal. Dex was bright red, but well now, that one is always blushing about something, and Nursey was just doing his usual thing. I don’t know what’s going on with those boys but I am really starting to get sick of this tension.”

“Dex has a crush on Nurse,” Jack says, freezing when he catches movement out of the corner of his eye. Uh oh. Act natural Zimmermann.

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thank you so much!! noses can be tricky, but if you simplify them to triangles and circles, you’ll understand them better! applying these guidelines while studying photographs can help a lot in the process. 

with my art style, i like to make the characters cartoony but still recognizable to the actors, mostly by getting their noses and head shape right. like chris evans’ nose which points down, or sebstan’s wide and squareish nose.

i also want to highlight the importance of nostril shapes, shown in the anthony mackie study :0 this is just how i do it, but there’s way more tricks and styles out there! 

the rectangle-profile trick is from here, circle trick, more nose shapes: 1 and 2

Homemade Special Effects

Today, we’re hoping to inspire a little animated fun! We’re using a neat animation method called ‘pixilation’, in which humans are used as stop-motion puppets, to get from Point A to Point B. So grab your tablet or your smart phone or your camera, and come make human stop-motion with us!

Why walk there when you could slide there? Just like in stop-motion animation, the puppet moves just a bit for every photo that’s taken. So: Step to your left, Photo, Repeat!

Here’s the oldest trick in the ‘Special Effects’ book! In George Méliès’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’ from 1902, he infamously turn the camera off, had the subject leave the screen, and turned the camera back on to continue the shot, thus creating cinema’s first disappearing act! So, remember that film is just a series of photographs, and that you, too, can teleport!

Fly there! This one also counts as a daily work out. Just like we did in the slide, except with a jump! And a very well timed cameraperson… So: Step to your left, Jump, Photo, Repeat! You’ll notice we did a few jumping photos in place at the beginning and end to really make the puppet look like she can fly.

Have fun with it! What do you have in your home that you can play with and add to the animation?

Our favorite part about animation is that truly everything is possible! So whatever kooky idea you have, you can make happen with just a little planning and the right tools. 

For more details on how we made these animations, be sure to watch Animation basics: Homemade special effects - TED-Ed

Creation Needs Constraint: Welcome to NaNoWriMo

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month. Thirty days of madness, caffeine, and writing abandon lie ahead!

Are you ready to get started on your novel? If you’re me this year, the answer is “heck yes!” If you’re me from 2009-2014, the answer is…like, the shrug emoji.

If you belong to the first group, you probably have a small novel-sized binder of notes, plans, and maps. If you’re part of the second, you probably have a sentence written on the back of a gas station receipt, outlining the basics of your plot.

Fortunately for all of you, NaNoWriMo doesn’t discriminate. It takes all comers and offers the same prize: 50,000 more words on whatever you’re writing than you have right now.

Still not quite ready to go forth and do battle? Here are a few tips, tricks, and inspirations for the challenge ahead:

1.       “Infinite possibility is a creator’s worst enemy.”

I shamelessly nabbed this quote out of Monica Byrne’s brilliant Ted Talk. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing “A sci-fi vision of love from a 318 year-old hologram” and you have 12 minutes to spare, I highly recommend it. It is a tiny master class of creativity and character building. But if you can’t watch it, and can only take on thing away from this post, it’s this: the more space you give yourself to create, the more daunting the task will become. The beauty and the brutal simplicity of NaNoWriMo is that you are bound to a deadline. Suddenly, all words are good words – or, at least, all words have merit. In December, and in all the months to come, you can edit and polish to your little heart’s content. But in November, you will feel constraint and you will create.

2.       Delete nothing

See above, “all words have merit?” Your objective is not the next great American novel. It’s 50,000 words. Nobody has to read them. You can turn the text white, or black highlight whole chapters (I’m guilty of this). But you wrote those words. Don’t give them up. Backtrack if you must, but don’t shoot your goals – or your book – in the foot by editing it to death. November is for courage. December is for judgement.

3.       Give yourself permission to suck

I wanted to call this bullet point “permission to fail,” but that’s not quite it. NaNo isn’t about success or failure in the way we like to think about those words and their relationship to writing. NaNo is about honesty, self-expression, and creativity. And the truth is, those things aren’t always pretty. In fact, your prose this month might by downright ugly. But what you’re doing is building the marble from which your statue can be carved. The only failure here is refusing to try, because embracing the ugly in our own work is hard and scary. It’s okay to suck. And, in time, you’ll suck infinitely less.

4.       Push through Week 2

This is NaNo advice and life advice, all rolled into one. Never give up on something after just one week. Seem like common sense? Probably, but somehow, every year I do this, Week 2 kicks my ass, and in my region alone I’m in good company. It’s hard to keep the momentum of Week 1 going, real life starts to tug on our shirtsleeves, Halloween candy bribes begin to lose their appeal. Stay strong. Push through. Trust in your outlines and your instincts. You got this.

5.       Never doubt that you are infinite

This is another quote, belonging to a NaNoWriMo author whose name I have long-since lost. She said this is reply to a post I made, a self-depreciating, angsty piece about my failures as a writer, how much I hated my book, how dumb I was to even try. And this user, among many others, took time out of their day – and their own frantic climb to 50K – to tell me something I’ve never forgotten. “You are infinite.” This story is only one of many within you and it deserves to be told. Maybe you won’t get it right this time, or the next, or even the next. But someday, all of the pieces will begin to fall into place and that little piece of infinity you planted will grow. All it needs is a chance to be exposed to the light.

Go forth. Write boldly, make mistakes, talk to other writers, and most importantly, have fun. November is asking something of you that may seem insurmountable at times. Just remember, it is the difficult that yields the extraordinary.

~ Dragon of Steel ~

{{ At first, an attempt at a Teo as an Overwatch hero thanks to @shen-gaoren and @ask-a-rathalos’ ideas. Became a luminous cyborg releasing explosive powder out of his hands with a super classy outfit }} 

PSA: FORMATTING HELP.

if any of you are interested in formatting, here are the SIMPLE tricks to help you out! type a few words out, then highlight them before doing these things!

for this sized font, press ctrl, shift and - ( dash )
for the smallest font, hit ctrl, shift, and -, then ctrl . ( period ) this makes the font small and higher up
for the smallest font, version 2, hit ctrl, shift, -, then ctrl , ( comma ) this makes the font small and lowered
to go back to normal small font, simply press ctrl, shift, and - ( dash ) again after highlighting your text
to go back to completely normal font, press ctrl, shift, and - ( dash ) once more after highlighting text

hope this helps! bold and italics is easy enough, since tumblr already has those ready for you to choose when you highlight text, or you can do the shortcut ctrl and ‘i’ ( italics ), or ctrl and ‘b’ ( bold ).