hello i have received many asks about gifs and how i make them and how i color things so i finally decided to go for it and make this. clicky down below if you wanna see the underwhelming magic that goes into my mediocre gifs
I keep seeing "blogs Homestuck characters would have” and I'm going to set the record straight
John: 2010 memes and tutorials on practical jokes. He posted a screamer once but a follower told him that was fucked up and he deleted it and never did again. Sends kind anon messages. Basically the leader of a whole friend group, seems to know everyone personally? He and Jane have running arguments about cake.
Dave: aesthetic pictures of swords that he’s glitched beyond recognition, his own “art”, basically a tumblr funnyman along the lines of like, slimetony, but with more SBAHJ. Lots of weird niche memes, makes his own music and it’s actually really good.
Rose: “Welcome to my twisted mind” is her header, no one can tell if she’s serious or not. “Here’s how to summon a demon” kind of tumblr witch. Probably the reason people in that world worry about the literal Stealing of Human Bones.
Jade: “I will take care of you with crystal energy” kind of tumblr witch. Lots of pictures of dogs and other cute animals! Didn’t really figure out that you don’t have to add comments to every post you see but it’s okay because she’s super sweet. Someone once sent mean messages to her and her friends and she took them down so brutally and effectively that they deleted. Everyone’s a little scared of her but they love her so much.
Roxy: Used to post a lot of positivity for others along with a lot of self-hate, later revamped and is all about positivity all around. Also sends kind messages. When she deletes things They Stay Gone. Despite Dave’s popularity her posts circulate the most and it’s not uncommon for them to go around 4 or 5 times on everyone’s dash per week. She’s just nice. Once someone yelled at her for her posts about booze and alcoholism way back and she did the internet version of sitting them down and talking earnestly about addiction. They apologized. She said it was okay but never do that again because no one owes you their life story. Running series of “jokes” with Jane about being married, eventually they start dating.
Jane: tumblr version of those surreal food bloggers. She posts tons of recipes but they’ve got kinda weird shit in the background like “obey” in tiny font on the pictures and the descriptions are vague. Basically food gothic. Also posts terrible jokes and puns, on occasion starts discourse in the utensil and cake mix fandoms. Also posts A TON of comedians, Parks & Rec gifs of Ron Swanson, and makes gifsets of her favorite black-and-white noir detective films. Posts selfies of herself in a mustache. Replies to anon hate with stuff like “Listen, buster, I have literally dealt with attempts on my life. I have received letter bombs from people angry with my family’s cake mix. You don’t scare me.” Once had a huge breakdown though. Everyone ships her and Roxy.
Dirk: Made a tumblr bot called, like, “halbotover9000″ or something, but it became sentient and started making callout posts for him and ruining his friendships. It went inactive for a while and everyone assumed he deleted the bot, but really he just passed it on to Equius. When it resurfaces there are just tons of posts about milk and horses.
Jake: He has no idea what he’s doing, how do you use tumblr, can everyone see these posts? Here’s a cool rock he found in the forest. Starts a whole Gigantic Tumblr Anger Thing, is totally oblivious until it all crashes down. Deletes his blog for a while and then makes a new one in which he barely interacts with anyone ever but he seems somewhat happier. Puts tags in the description like Jade, but more unintentional.
Aradia: Similar to Rose, but posts WAY more depression memes. Also her blog has a lot of archaeology stuff? Talks about time travel a lot, too. Really enthusiastic or totally apathetic there is no in-between. Has an elaborate ongoing roleplaying scenario with Vriska, Tavros, and Terezi. When Vriska hurt Tavros, she set a bunch of her followers (she calls them “ghosties”) on Vriska, which ended with Vriska doxxing her. She came back though, in a quasi-relationship with Equius, who she broke up with after discovering lesbianism. Now gay as hell.
Tavros: POKEMON! GOTTA CATCH EM ALL! He posts a lot of stuff about the Peter Pan movies, books, musicals, etc. Reblogs posts about being disabled and also posts about self-esteem and how to build it. Is constantly being torn down by Vriska, eventually tells her to fuck off but not until WAY after the incident. He posts stuff about keeping animals, especially cows.
Sollux: Who are we kidding, he’s on reddit. He says it’s because it’s cooler but he’s really just sort of scared.
Karkat: His blog is Emo™. He posts sad song lyrics, rom-com gifs, and FUCKTONS OF ANGRY POSTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE WHAT HE LIKES. All his writing is in all caps, people ask why. He says it’s because the world has earned his rage. Really the caps button got stuck a long time ago and he got used to it and now lower case looks weird.
Nepeta: Cat gifs cat gifs cat gifs!!!!! Volunteers at an animal shelter, posts about kitties looking to get adopted. Super sweet. Lowkey a furry and interacts on those “open rp” posts only to get made fun of, doesn’t really understand it. Gets a ton of anon hate for no reason? But she’s friends with Equius and Equius is………. uh…….. so eventually people leave her alone. She’s listed as a “cringey” blog sometimes but everyone who actually follows her thinks she’s adorable and is a little happier when they see her on their dash.
Kanaya: Lesbian Blog. Inserts herself into tumblr drama all the time to mediate, mostly ends up making things worse. Got so mad at Eridan that he deleted his blog, is very proud of this. Posts pictures of herself with her chainsaw and elaborate topiaries. Fashion aesthetic. People reblog her selfies with “holy shit step on me” and “I’m too gay” and she loves it.
Terezi: get ready for that shitty leetspeak, it’s ya gal Terezi Pyrope here with so many gotdamn bright colors that your eyes will spin. You thought Dave had a bad theme? She’s got the worst one. Posts memes about everything. Roleplays with Nepeta sometimes and no one can tell if it’s sincere. Used to roleplay with Vriska but they had a horrible fight which ended in a way people don’t really know but afterwards she got someone to post a picture of her with bandages all around her eyes and the caption “1M BL1ND NOW YOU DUMB FUCKS”. People tried to call her out but damn she is. She is the law. Don’t try that shit on her she’ll destroy you.
Vriska: The literal worst. holy shit. Has done most of the terrible shit in the book. Scams people, doxxes them, sends SHITTONS of anon hate. Spams the block button on anyone who calls her out and then posts infinite shit about them. Pulls receipts. But she’s holy shit pretty and has a legion of loyal followers who are just as willing to attack people because she Can Do No Wrong. A few people know about her awful home life but she warned them not to spread it on pain of death. Ran a fortune-telling blog but it was Bad Shit. Spiders, so many spiders.
Equius: Fetish blog he doesn’t know is a fetish blog.
Gamzee: ………….part of the clown uprising???
Eridan: “Eridan Ampora. 13. Male. Bisexual but don’t let it fuckin fool you I don’t take shit. White. My family has money. Basically everything tumblr hates. Women are bitches haha amiright?” Constantly posts about how he can’t get a date, also posts… wow some terrible shit. Also history, for some reason? And selfies with his rifle collection.
Feferi: ENDLESS CUTTLEFISH PICTURES. ENDLESS. SO MANY FISH PUNS! SHE TAKES PICTURES OF HER FISH AND GIVES THEM CUTE CAPTIONS. Was friends with Eridan for a while, eventually realized how terrible he was and left.
Oooh fic title ask. What if it's "Bend and Snap"? What kind of story will it be?
Let’s go back to the 90s for that one. In this AU, Leo, JJ and Otabek share an apartment like bros, maybe they are college students or something, and one day JJ brings home a VHS tape containing the newest fitness and workout videos (I’ll just assume those used to also be available on VHS and not just on TV) which he actually bought for Isabella. They get a bit drunk and decide to watch it anyway, just to have a good laugh. Of course at some point Yuri, wearing the worst neon colored leotard with leopard print leg warmers, appears on screen and Otabek is like ‘holy shit’. And that’s the story of how Otabek suddenly got /very/ interested in those workouts and the people making those videos, just out of pure curiosity and the wish to get fit, of course *cough*.
so in tkm neil decides for spring break he wants to go somewhere, just for fun, because he’s never gone anywhere just for fun, but now he can, so please consider: neil josten doing cool fun things not because he has to for Survival™, but because they’re fun things that he can do just for kicks, okay like
dyeing his hair
renee’s going for orange tips for the upcoming season
neil goes with to her appointment because why not
((also andrew’s busy and kevin’s being obnoxiousKevin neil needs something to do))
((allison probably also dragged him along because neil doesn’t get out enough ok))
When it comes to his feelings for Midorima, Kazunari is way past the point of denying anything, but apparently accepting your feelings does not automatically allow one to receive the mystical wisdom of whatever the FUCK you’re supposed to do next.
this is my tcbt secret santa gift for @aurenwolfgang! thank you so much for being patient with me while I got everything together, I hope you had a lovely christmas!
It happens so fast that he’s still thinking “oh shit, I’m about to eat it” after he’s already facedown on the ground. The cement is rough under his hands and surprise has stolen the air from his lungs, but Midorima’s laugh is a new one – one Kazunari has never had the chance to hear before – and suddenly it’s the most important thing in the world that he be allowed to see it happening. He peels himself off the sidewalk ungracefully, wobbling a little as he gets up as far as his knees, and turns to the side as much as he can without actually standing.
Midorima has one hand over his mouth and is curled into himself slightly, trying to stifle the laughter that sounds like it’s been pulled uncontrollably from his chest.
hey, so i've started to draw on my own and i was wondering if i could get advice from someone who knows how to draw. what part of the person is best to start on when starting a sketch/drawing?
I usually start with GUIDELINES even with my traditional, I just assume everything with shapes then only readjust/correct my proportions on digital
Don’t be afraid to fully utilise your layers It exists for you to keep f*cking around until you get it right Make use of your opacity and change colors of your pen so differentiate between the layers!! ~*PRO TIP*~
I’m sure this is immensely more interesting to me than anyone else but I wanted to run numbers on all my 5 stars so here they are in order of draw (Eldigan, Seliph, and Sanaki were all in my starting set of draws)
Fun facts include: -despite having 6 blue five stars I’ve never actually pulled one -EVERY five star archer I’ve ever pulled has been minus speed -of the 16 characters I’ve pulled as five stars, 7 of them are minus speed -the general breakdown of natures is 3 Ideal, 1 Good, 2 Okay, 5 Bad, 5 Worst –two of the ideal natures were in my initial draw, the other was just yesterday -color break down is 7 reds, 5 greens, 4 colorless, and 0 blues pulled –total is 9 reds, 6 greens, 6 blues, 4 colorless
so yeah I kept thinking that my luck on natures was juuuuuuust fine but no it’s so bad holy shit
Oikawa has a way of guilt-tripping people to get what he wants. Hajime has seen at least a dozen times over in the thousand years he’s known him.
Tooru always uses his eyes, because they’re this deep set brown that no one’s ever really seen before. And as annoying as that wink of his was, it’s gotten them out of paying for ice cream as children and pork buns as teens.
But it doesn’t matter how many times Oikawa bats his eyes, Sugawara Koushi is not supposed to be at parties. Not after last time.
It’s painfully evident that the Karasuno setter is drunk off his ass after four drinks, like a lightweight Kuroo, and swaying on the dance floor against some guy that wasn’t even invited.
Oikawa wraps an arm around his shoulders. Hajime can smell the faint whiff of alcohol in his breath and shrugs his arm off. The setter is relentless; he wraps his arms around his middle instead, burying his head in his shoulder.
“Isn’t that Shiratorizawa?” he slurs out.
“You mean Ushijima?” Hajime grunts.
“Mhm.” Oikawa kisses his cheek. “He looks really uncomfortable with that silver-haired guy. What color is that anyway? Charcoal?”
“Charcoal is black and that’s Koushi-san.”
It’s at that moment Hajime decides that Oikawa’s drunk laugh, hearty and intoxicating, is the cutest thing he’s ever heard. “There’s no way my angel is that–holy shit–”
Oikawa also has a way of making a fool of himself at the worst times. “Bitch~” he yells across the floor. Hajime can feel his friend’s arms untangle themselves from his frame. Tooru’s steps are faulty and fragmented. Oh God, he thinks. “What the fuck?”
Oikawa’s about two steps away from Ushijima and a punch away from Koushi. Suga looks at him with dazed eyes and furrowed brows. “Tooru-san? What the fuck are you all pissy about?”
“See, Haji-ji! There’s no way that’s Kou-Kou! My angel would never curse like that!”
“You invited him.” Iwaizumi drags a hand across his face, because Oikawa has always been really fucking loud and drunk Oikawa is really fucking annoying. “Please stop,” he whines softly. The door next to him shuts and he knows Ushijima has fled the scene. ‘That’s not a bad idea.’
By the time the spiker looks back again Koushi and Tooru are eating each other’s faces and a girl has latched onto his arm. She bats her eyelashes like she’s made of dirty porcelain. The perfume around her neck is too sinful for his liking and her hand is a little to close to his oh.
He swats her hand away. “Don’t.”
She tilts her head to the side and he notices the blueness of her eyes. This is the first time Hajime’s looked at her and her bright red hair. “Oh, you’re not from here.”
She smiles like she understands and kisses him with abandon the way that he hates. The spiker pushes her away this time, but grips his shirt like no tomorrow. His foot slips and he falls with her onto the carpeted floor, between her legs in the way that she loves. The girl grinds her hips into his and the only sound invading his ears are cheers from his teammates. He can hear pictures being taken and congratualtions! and finally!’s and she’s moaning mockingly in his ears–
Hajime can feel his heart rate accelerating and people pass by in a blur, then the houses, and the backyards, and the mailboxes, and the headlights. The streetlights look better than the look of pity in Koushi’s eyes when he left.
Iwaizumi’s vision blotches and he feels a hotness running down his cheeks. His mother’s “Boys don’t cry!” floods his ears, waters him down and his father’s “When are you getting a girlfriend?” drowns his brain in the alcohol in Koushi’s breath. He couldn’t even hear his footsteps, but the forehead against his all that he needs to calm down. Oikawa’s eyes are warm under the light, or they would be if he could see.
“I’m sorry.” His voice cracks. “Boys don’t cry. Boys don’t cry.” Suga holds him tighter. Tooru’s arms go around his middle once again. “Boys don’t cry. They don’t. They fuck anything that walks.” He cries harder, sobs louder and he fucking hates this. “They fuck girls. And I–I don’t want to fuck anyone. What the fuck is wrong with me?”
Haa, finally summoning the gumption to post these!
I have been wanting to post “my” Cecil for a loooong while, but I have continually chickened out every time.
This is because 1) Well, my Cecil isn’t anything like the Fandom!Cecil at all, obviously. So yeah. *shrugs* 2) There are already SO MANY AMAZING & VARIED Cecil designs out there, it’s hard to summon the nerve to put mine next to them! and 3) I can’t quite get past the idea that because we have no canon description of Cecil, our designs are really direct representations of what goes on in our heads. (Relatedly, I think this is why I’m so eager to make friends with Night Vale fans. You look at how they present these characters and it’s like getting this perfect, lovely little peek at their heart and mind.)
So yeah. I’ve been keyed up about it for a while. Thanks to branwyn-says for helping me get beyond the intense self-analysis last night. (She is also the reason I included the schmoopy Cecil/Carlos, too. I was planning on just making this about our darling narrator.)
Anyway, I talk way too much for Tumblr, so here are some of the thoughts I had while coming up with “my” design.
First things first, for me, the most important part of the design is that he needs to LOOK like he has THAT VOICE. Deep, resonant, and masculine. So I started off by emphasizing general “secondary sex characteristics” like a strong brow and jaw. (I may have gotten a bit carried away with this part, but I’m still learning the fine art of exaggeration!)
“Not short or tall, fat or thin. With hair… a nose… and eyes…” So much to go on, right? But I wanted to be as canon as possible, so that means my Cecil is around 5’10-11 (average height of the American male) with relatively narrow limbs, but a little bit of a belly. Enough that you wouldn’t call him heavy, but you also wouldn’t think of him as skinny, either. (Hey, you sit in a recording booth for enough years and see how well your midsection holds up, ok?) I also think my Cecil is one of the few that doesn’t wear glasses. To my mind, if Cecil wore glasses, Kevin would have probably noted that as one of his features before commenting on their similar/dissimilar eyes.
Lastly, I wanted Cecil to have a face that could embody both aspects of his personality. As “A Story About Them” said, Cecil is “innocent and kind.” We’ve gotten to know his sweetness and depth of feeling as the show evolved, and it’s given us example upon example of how friendly and connected to his community he is (separate even from the tremendous affection he is capable of directing at his scientist bf). So he needs a face that you would trust and confide in, right? But then, well, sheesh, he has to be able to be freaking scary as shit, too! I mean, Cecil can be outright MENACING, not to mention OMINIOUS or SINISTER. Which means his face needed to be able to capture that forbidding depth he so often taps into, too.
Click on the images for more notes, because holy gosh I just wrote a lot. (And I have even more I could talk about, omg, I am the worst kind of fangirl.)