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angiestar  asked:

How do you make an animation and a song match together, like the animation won't be too long for the song or the song too long for the animation, I'm planning on making one but I'm stuck at this XD (LOVE your Art, animations, and everything! *-*)

 ANIMATING IN TIME TO MUSIC!!! 

(rather than music made for animation) 

Animating in time with music can be very difficult, but for me personally, I absolutely love doing it, even if it means putting a little more effort in keeping things in time with the transitions, beats, and certain groups of measures in a song. But how I start an animation that matches with the music, is because I literally imagined most of the animation simply by listening to the music. I’ll listen to the music, close my eyes, and see the animation play in my head as the characters move with the beat, transition in song, and escalate with crescendo. So I get at beats a basic idea of how the scene plays out with the music before I even start animating, or write a script. 

I play violin and was classically trained in music for the violin for two years before I branched off on my own when I couldn’t afford private lesson anymore, but what I’m saying is, it’s very helpful to animate in time with music if you understand any form of music theory, but if you don’t, I’ll try to explain it as best as I can. 

My animation Save Him was not animated to music, me and @haylizbeth just so happened to find music that fit so well with the animation that it might have seemed like it from time to time, However with Death by Glamour, and with my upcoming animation Megalovania, they are intentionally animated to the music, rather than animating and putting music in. 


With Death by Glamour is was very difficult because I didn’t have an actual animation program, and I didn’t have any FPS at all being as I drew each frame individually in Elements 11, and then saved them into files, and put them one by one into my current video editing program Camtasia, so how I kept track of the drawing each frame of the animatic wasn’t in FPS, but literally by counting with the beats in two measures. Death by Glamour’s time is 4/4, so there’s 4 beats per measure, so I counted two measures to direct me to animate with the music, aka counting to 8 with the beat. And if you watch my Death by Glamour animatic, you can actually follow along and see what I mean if you count, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8″ with the beat. or by counting one beat per measure like “1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4″ XD I made a lot of the attacks land on a beat, or turn with a transition, such as the pick up from Frisk getting kicked by Mettaton, Sans grabbing his head (for the pick up to the next 2 sets of measure) to transition to the start of the next measure where a new theme in the song plays, which animated is Mettaton’s heart coming up from their abdomen. If you want to see what I mean it’s at 1:48 of the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSTcRzpL7pQ&t=68s


Megalovania:  with Megalovania, I actually HAVE an animation program just like Save Him, called ‘Toon Boom Harmoney Essentials’. Unlike what I had with Death by Glamour, I suddenly had a time line with FPS (frames per second), could put music into the program as I animate over it rather than separate, and there’s a tool that literally makes animating to music SOOOO much easier than trying to use all this basic music theory. (which is still helpful by the way) Which is called the SCRUB TOOL, and the SOUND TOOL!

The Sound tool allows you to play the animation with the sound turned on so you know where you are in the music and or Voice track that you are animating to by clicking the play button on the far left. The Scrub tool However is mainly meant for animating to a Vocal track to lip sinc animation to sound, however I find it incredibly useful when animating to music as well. What the Scrub tool allows you to do, is by simply dragging the marker on the timeline from frame to frame, you can hear the sound that plays on each frame without needing to play the animation, So it’s great to make sure things really aline with the beat or in a musical transition with the song. 

For Megalovania I still use a lot of basic music theory such as what I was explaining with Death by Glamour, but these two simple tools, and having a FPS, sure making animating to music a WHOLE LOT EASIER! But counting with the beats per measure, following the transitions of the music, utilizing pick-ups before a new measure, and changing direction in animation with new themes in the music as well, such as the beginning theme of Megalovania is subtle, so therefore I’m going to make the beginning animation subtle with a build to a climactic fight, then a later theme in megalovania (such as the theme at 1:20, of the song) is a lot darker, so I’m going to follow the context of the song and make the animation darker too. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcoqR9Bwx1Y


SO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC CAREFULLY AND SEE WHAT THE MUSIC TELLS YOU! Follow beats, measures, transitions, pick ups, and take follow the context of the different themes that play in a single song, and it will direct you through what the scene is suppose to do or look like. 

Note!!!!!!: Sometimes a song might not allow you to do some things in a fight based on the limitation of how long the song is. And what I mean by that is, for example in Death by Glamour, I really wanted to put the “Essay Question” and “Take 5 break” in Death by Glamour, but there was literally no where in the music and thus animatic that I could fit it in without it disrupting the flow of the animatic, so unfortunately I scrapped those two things despite trying to keep my fight scenes as accurate to the game as possible. So animating to music (and in general) also takes some writing as well. 

Me n some overwatch buddies are tryna spread some positive vibes on the PS4 community on overwatch. Like for every one nice message I’ve received there’s 5 following about how shit I am. It’s nice to give out a compliment once in a while.
So do that and join me and my friend. Your mercy saved you’re ass? Tell her that. Enemy D.va owning you? Tell her how much of a pain she was. (NICELY, WITH SPORTSMANSHIP.) Zarya ults and gives you play of the game? Tell her how mad her graviton was. Positive vibes, fuck rude people.

1. i don’t know how to say this so i’m just going to say it - don’t text me anymore. don’t call me. don’t ask me how i am when you feel lonely. don’t check up on me. don’t tell me you’re doing well. i don’t want to hear it. i don’t want to hear it because you fucking broke me. GOODBYE.

2. hey, okay, sooo i thought i could be friends with you but it hurts too much. not that you hurt me that much. no, i’m okay. i don’t cry in the shower anymore. some nights i actually fall asleep before 4 a.m. but then there’s some nights where i think about you and her kissing and it’s all that’s on my mind for days. no, no, it’s not like that. it’s not that i love you anymore or that i’m jealous. i just hate you for what you did to me. so yeah, anyways, just thought you should know i don’t want to be friends. hope you’re doing well though. maybe our paths will cross again.

3. i told myself many, many months ago that if i wanted this to work, if i wanted us to be friends, i couldn’t talk to you about my feelings ever again. i couldn’t turn every conversation into our failed relationship. so for many, many months, i’ve been letting it eat at me instead. i don’t want it to eat at me anymore and you don’t want to listen to me whine so i think this has to end. sorry.

4. hey, listen: some days i’m fine, but the smallest things get to me. like i’m pretty sure i saw you on her snapchat story. it’s none of my business, but i’m really mad at you for it. i’m really mad that you still talk to that girl you chose over me and you still like all of these girls’ facebook photos but you never like mine. and it’s not fair for me to be mad at you for having friends or being happy, i have no right to be, you didn’t do anything wrong. but it still gets to me, still eats away at me, still makes me want to knock down your door and ask you why the fuck you had to leave, why you had to do anything you did, why i poured all of my love into you that i didn’t have any left for myself and you took it and gave it to somebody else. god, this hurts. i don’t want you to know how badly this hurts but it does. i’m leaving you and taking this hurt with me.

5. hey, hope you’re doing well, but this still feels like a nightmare i’ll never wake up from. and i’m sorry, i’m so fucking sorry, it’s not fair to you to have to listen to this shit because it’s been two whole years and i’m still not over it. and that’s my problem, not yours. it will never be your fault that i’m so goddamn sensitive. i’ve never been able to get over anything and i hate myself for it. please let me heal. please leave.

6. hey, remember the summer where i hooked up with the first guy who wasn’t you, when you had me blocked on everything and i couldn’t see what you were up to? well, i still read my posts from that summer and i was actually HAPPY. can you believe that? i was actually going about my life without you and i wasn’t thinking about what you did to me. but here i am again, thinking about it and the only thing that’s changed is that you speak to me. and i would love to be friends with you, i would, i’ve been trying so hard to be for months, but it’s making me so damn miserable. and i’m so jealous that she gets to be friends with you and i don’t. i’m sorry i’m not her. i’m sorry i never will be.

7. i’ve been ignoring your messages on purpose and you keep texting me again and it’s exhausting to have to ignore you all of the time and feel so guilty about it. i just don’t understand how you just don’t get the hint. so here’s a bigger one: LEAVE ME ALONE.

8. hey, okay, i know this is sudden but i don’t want to hear from you anymore. i don’t want to think about this anymore. i want to move on with my life and there’s no room for you in it. it was stupid of me to think that just because you’ve always been a good friend to me that we can be friends. we can’t.

9. hey. first off, i want to say i’m sorry, i just need to do what’s best for me. secondly, thank you for always being there when i needed you, but i don’t need you anymore. for now, it has to be just me. it feels like i’m breaking up with you and we’re not even dating, but this is it - this is goodbye. forever. don’t contact me.

10. all you ever did was hurt me. fuck you. i don’t want to see your stupid fucking name on my phone anymore. fucking get out. leave.

—  10 text messages i’m afraid to send because i don’t want to say goodbye to you, not again

workfornow  asked:

Fitzwilliam Darcy? How do you see him as a Hufflepuff? I can't do it, he keeps registering Gryfindor.

The one reckless thing Darcy does is that first proposal to Elizabeth and look how that turns out. He’s not going balls to the wall in pursuit of glory, and his legacy amongst his friends, family, and all who rely on the master of Pemberley is that he’s loyal, thoughtful, and mindful of duty. When I look at a list of Gryffindor traits the only one that could possibly remotely apply to Darcy in my mind is ‘chivalry’, but then that’s blotted out when I see ‘bold/daring/reckless/show-off.’ Darcy, as I read him, is far too quiet and nervous to quite fit that pattern. One could certainly make a fair argument that he’s the Longbottom variety of Gryffindor, but the majority of his choices and undertakings in the novel seem to me to be too well-considered and selfless to put him firmly in the Gryffindor common room. I like to think a Hufflepuff could be proud to a fault. Certainly though a lot of the generically good-natured characters end up in Hufflepuff that’s not to say that they couldn’t have stand-out flaws and surprising elements of their personalities which may seem at odds with the typical Hufflepuff presentation.

anonymous asked:

I recently met this guy, and i think he's the shit. I have my eyes on him lol but i think he's out of my league. I wanna know if you have any tips on being a little more confident? Even if i havta fake til i make it but i do wish i had that "i'm that bitch" mentality.

you already started out with a bad attitude by saying “he’s out of my league.”

no honey. you don’t think like that. 

one thing i NEVER. ever ever ever. ever. let a man do is intimidate me. idc how good he looks, how much money he has, how popular he is, idc about none of that. that doesn’t make him better than me. i still hold more value than he does in my mind. stop fawning over these men and placing them on pedestals. when you elevate a man over yourself and view him as something unattainable it makes you look weak and desperate. don’t be so easily impressed, babe. don’t allow men to faze you. talk to him like you guys are on the same level, because you are. you say he’s the shit but you’re forgetting that you are too. 

you’re beautiful. you have a lot to offer. you don’t meet men. men meet YOU. keep that mindset and you’ll be straight.

-angel

SubhaanAllaah… A sister approached me at Marwah after Umrah asking me if I had a pair of scissors so she could cut her hair to complete the Umrah. She asked me in English and I lent her the scissors. We started talking generally getting to know each other. We both had just completed Umrah on behalf of someone who has returned to Allaah subhaanahu wa ta'aala. We started talking about how much we are supposed to cut from our hair and how many Umrahs we wanted to do while we were here. The sister then realised that her hair was going to be a few cms shorter after completing Umrahs for the deceased family friends and family members of hers. I then asked her if this will deter her from doing them and she answered me honestly and said yes. I mean.. Its her hair and she doesn’t have to do Umrah on behalf of anyone else. This isn’t something that she will be held accountable for. But it just made me think… When you pass away no one will really care about you. I mean the reality was stark in my face. People… Your own family and friends will prefer a fingertip of hair on their head that will grow back anyways over helping you in your hereafter and potentially changing your level in Jannah.
Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon. Wallaahi take care of yourself because no one else will.
May Allaah grant us companions who will genuinely care about us long after we go.

anonymous asked:

Some fans (me) did get upset over the questions about his mother though? He said he felt uncomfortable about talking about her mother, and they kept asking about her

Apart from the fact that this isn’t what happened, it isn’t about you. If Louis has any concerns with the subject or how it was handled, he is an adult and can absolutely address it before his next interview. We do not know how he feels, and if he WAS upset then us making a big deal out of it would presumably only hurt him more. 

And in terms of general standards of appropriate interview behavior, I don’t see how they have done anything wrong. It was a somewhat in depth interview, Louis just experienced a public loss, and the interviewer politely and respectfully asked him about how that may have impacted his approach to his work and then shared their condolences for his loss.

Your description of the discussion is not at all accurate, unless there was another interview that I somehow totally missed. There was only one question, they did not keep asking about her.

I don’t know what you were listening to, but here’s what I heard starting from about 16:50:

Interviewer 1: I do want to mention this, because I know it happened in your life recently… how was it, after your mom’s passing, going – staying in the industry, and did you ever think about just stepping back and taking a break?

Louis: Yeah, I mean when I first – it’s not really something that I feel 100% comfortable talking TOO much about, but just quickly, um. Yeah when I first found out about the news, I kind of did want to throw the towel in, you know. Um, but it was me mum who said to me that I just gotta keep going, she told me very sternly that she wanted me to. So… I’m not doing it for her but yeah, we’re doing it for each other, I suppose.

I1: Good for you!

Interviewer2: And our deepest condolences, as well.

L: Thank you. It was tough, but I felt like it was nice for me to… almost have a little send off for her.

I1: Well your fans love you. There’s no need to – to dump sadness on top of sadness, let’s talk – the music makes people happy.

L: Exactly. Exactly.

I1: And that’s a great thing.

L: Mm hmm. Thank you.

cupcakesandtv  asked:

BRIANNA MY NEW PLAN IS TO ASK EVERYONE FOR THIS PROMPT BECAUSE WE ALL WIN OKAY LISTEN JUST LISTEN: write me a missing scene from the film where jyn and cassian kiss. please and thanks. you're a peach.

Okay listen I’m slightly intimidated writing for one of the best writers I know but I will give it my best shot. Also I know it’s fairly late in the day but when I finally figured out how I wanted to write it I got so excited so here you go!


Jyn took a deep breath, closing her eyes for just a moment as she let it out slowly. They were really about to do this. Everything leading up to this point seemed easy in comparison. Now it really seemed like they were tempting fate. As Cassian secured his blaster on his belt, she leaned forward and peered out the now glassless window.

It wasn’t a good idea but part of her just needed to know. She couldn’t even see the bottom beneath all of the darkness. Who knows how far they would fall if one of them slipped? She’d certainly taken bigger risks than this but the stakes were never quite this high. They couldn’t fail. If they did, millions upon millions of people would most certainly die.

Turning towards Cassian, she saw him staring back at her with a heavy look in his eyes. He was as wary as her about this climb but they had no choice. K2 got them this far and sacrificed himself to keep them safe for a little while longer. They owed it to him, if nothing else. Jyn didn’t know all of Cassian’s history with the droid but she could read the utter loss in his eyes when it became clear what K2 had done.

As she stepped towards him, Jyn really didn’t know what she was going to do. Reaffirm how important it was to get to the top as if he didn’t already know? Comfort him over the loss of his best friend? As she reached out towards him and he met her halfway with a steady hand, all uncertainty faded away and she laced her fingers with his. If things went badly, this might be their last chance to say something. Yet all words died in her throat and she chose to do something else instead.

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anonymous asked:

How would the UT, US, and UF skelebros react to their crush leaving really sweet and heartfelt notes for them everywhere and one day out of the blue they write a 3 page letter about their love for them and just a general confession?

UT!Sans: Every time he finds one he just gets this big grin on his face. He starts doing it too. Nothing particularly flowery: he’s not exactly a poet. A couple of cute comments and more than a few puns. When he finds the letter you get a text asking where you are. When you tell him, he just teleports in front of you and pulls you in close. “You are way too sweet for me, you know that?”

UT!Papyrus: He loves it, and starts doing it too, just as often. Lots of notes, likely written in all caps, all signed “YOUR GREAT BOYFRIEND, PAPYRUS.” Once he finds the letter, he gushes to you about how cute it is, and likely you find a letter of a similar nature (although given his propensity for rambling it’s probably longer) in your bag a few days later.

UF!Sans: He honestly doesn’t know how to respond. He loves the affection, he’s just not used to it being expressed so up-frontedly. To the point that he really doesn’t know how to respond. When he finds them, he’ll roll his eyes and tells you you have too much time on your hands, but you get a kiss out of it. He keeps all of them in various places in his room. And the letter….when you two are next alone he just pulls you onto the couch with him for a bit. No words, but his face kind of says it all.

UF!Papyrus: He kind of assumes it’s required, so every time you leave him one he feels like he should write up one himself. The problem is he’s not good at on the spot cutesiness, so chances are you’ll find a scrawled note saying “YOU HAVE VERY ATTRACTIVE WRISTS” or something along those lines. He’s trying. He finds the letter and sits down to read it. Then again. And again. And again. Because for all his ego issues…Papyrus never really expected something like this being written for him. He thanks you for it, somewhat stiffly, but he’s more affectionate than usual in the coming days, and he keeps that letter alongside a few private belongings.

US!Sans: He does this himself, and really really likes it when you do it too. Papyrus jokes that he can’t leave his stuff lying around anymore, or it’ll be covered in sticky notes with gushy comments on them between you two. Sans loves the letter. He may honestly start crying while he’s thanking you for it. Then he writes one for you.

US!Papyrus: Pap is good at many things. Being sincere isn’t one of them. Not to say he lies a lot, but when he’s expressing honest affection, it tends to come in the form of a joke, a touch, a small moment shared. So when he finds the notes, while he thinks they’re sweet, he doesn’t totally know how to respond in kind. Every time he tries to write down something similar, he just draws a blank. He makes a conscious effort now, texting you when he thinks of something, writing down ideas occasionally for small compliments, but it’s still pretty rare. Shortly after you leave the letter….he doesn’t really respond verbally, but you find another letter hidden in your bag a couple of days later. Chances are you didn’t know he could write like this: it’s damn poetic, at least for him. It’s probably the most honest, blatant, explicit he’s ever been about his feelings to you. No flirtation, no jokes he’s hiding behind. Naked emotion.

Molly: Hello Sherlock. Is this something urgent coz i’m not having a good day.

Sherlock: Molly I need you to do something very easy for me and not ask why.

Molly: *exasperated* is this one of your stupid games?

……

Makes you wonder just how frequently were calls like this placed to her? How at times, and at all hours of the day and night did Sherlock call Molly with weird sounding questions and requests?

And how many times did she comply because she had come to a resigned acceptance that Sherlock’s queries, in the end, always saved lives? 

I feel that formed a big part of the reason that she did not cut the call, as she had come to trust that no matter how cruel, childish, outlandish or outright weird his requests were, they always saved life.

anonymous asked:

hi vic. i need help on how to not do projects at the very last second before turning it in. i procrastinate so much which leads me to have stress and issues when working on the project

I can’t say I relate because I don’t procrastinate until the very end of a project. Like, as soon as I get an assignment, especially in university, I immediately start thinking of how I’m going to do it, then I create a skeleton outline - this works well for essay/paper type assignments - just an easy first step of outlining what you’re going to write about, then doing some basic research, taking a break, then tackling the assignment one section at a time. 

Some people thrive under deadlines and hold off productivity until the very last moment, but it sounds like maybe this is too stressful for you. So yeah I would recommend you trying to break your projects up into basic, logical steps, and then tackling each of those steps/sections - maybe one a day or one a week, obviously depending on your deadline space. Good luck! 

Antis stress me out because 80% of their arguments make NO sense and are completely illogical, and you can’t argue with them because they just repeat what you already said doesn’t make sense.

I cannot comprehend how people are mad at Tony because he attacked Bucky. He literally just watched the man standing next to him murder his parents. Do you honestly believe ANYONE would be thinking “that sucks, but I know Bucky is messed up in the head, so whatev.” (we dont know how much Tony knows about the brainwashing) NO. HE’S THINKING THE GUY STANDING NEXT TO HIM MURDERED HIS PARENTS.

And because I saw this today; no one is mad that Steve tried to stop Tony from attacking Bucky. I don’t know where you came to that conclusion, almost everyone agrees that Tony shouldn’t have attacked Bucky. We just don’t blame Tony for being angry.

I’m so tired. You people make me tired.

let’s talk about grades

We are a week into 2nd semester. I’m staying on top of grades like a boss, which is AWESOME because I”m not stressed, but is horrible because kids are looking at the grade book and FREAKING OUT because if they are missing an assignment, their grade is low and I’m like, “It’s a couple of assignments…” and they are so blown away and can’t understand how they can “already have a D…IT’S ONLY ONE ASSIGNMENT,” instead of focusing on what they should be focusing on which is “You got a low score because you didn’t do it or you didn’t do it well because you were screwing around instead of doing your work, and the way to fix this is to do better work instead of yelling at me.”

Yelling at me = Worth 0% of your grade and meantime you’re throwing paper airplanes when I give you class time to work on it. 

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

Also, while we’re at it, how about you try out the sentence, “How can I improve my writing,” rather than “how can I fix my grade?”  

dandelion-wish23  asked:

How do I kiss her? I had many chances to kiss her but I swear every time she looks at me with her big blue eyes and I feel her sold skin I freeze and get nervous. I'm in love with this girl and she has my heart completely, she's the one I want to be with but i don't know how to kiss her. Any tips?

If the idea of kissing she mouth is still a bit scary, and/or you’re really shy, you can always do the adorable (cheek kiss) which goes like this:

You’re sitting/walking next to your crush… Quickly, like a sparrow, you kiss the side of their cheek, she will look at you, you grin adorably at her while biting your lip. If her response is with another smile, take her hand, go in direction your lips and kiss her slowly.

P.S. This works really well for same-sex first kisses when you’re not sure if the other person is interested in girls.

anonymous asked:

RP/character related question. Have you ever encountered the issue of coming up with a character who is objectively more intelligent than you, and how do you overcome the obstacles of writing someone who knows things that you don't? (or how to write it convincingly to do a character justice, if that makes sense)

Well that’s An Issue, innit? And, yes, it’s one I struggle with. Illapa has a mind like a mithril razor; I’m as sharp as a stump. I’m also a tenth his age and have never survived a genocide and I tend to cry whenever someone is the least bit mean to me. Writing Illapa is a thorough exercise in unfamiliar things.

Writing is an exercise in unfamiliar things. Everything is fake, but it has to be plausible or it jars viewers out of the fantasy.

Not accurate. Just plausible. The art of your presentation does the rest. I think that’s the secret, personally. A good enough persona carries a ton of weight. That alone can get people to accept your fantasy, even if you can’t always fulfill it 100%.

For example, when I started playing Illapa and joined an RP House guild with him, I can’t think of many instances where Illapa was brilliantly manipulative of other player characters, unless it was something I was scripting. Nonetheless, in short order he was known and highly respected for being a ruthlessly cunning player of the great game. It was just something people concluded and accepted because it derived naturally from his persona. It was a plausible fantasy that people found fun and interesting to accept, even if I’m not the second coming of Niccolo Machiavelli.

“how did you decide to get this tattoo of yours,” she mused, looking at his tattoo. “I would never understand how people are so decisive as to make those tattoos. if I wanted to have a tattoo, I’d spend hours, days, months immobilized, wondering. Dürer would have looked like a bad drawer for me. you know what I mean? one has only so much skin. but I do know people who did their tattoos from artists barely capable of drawing. they were happy. I guess that’s what matters.” 

thegreatficmaster  asked:

Sam. Question!! Would u set me up with Dean?? Ask Taylor, I'm awesome as hell. Well, maybe not hell. Forgive me for saying that, I know u had a lot of...time down there. But yea, me and Dean? Or even Cas? I love Cas and I'd love to make him feel loved and appreciated, cos I just want him to know that. Also, how the hell do u know Taylor?? And...would u...u know-u know!!! Nice talking to ya!!

Yeah, hell’s not awesome. Far from it, actually. You’re forgiven. How do you feel about Cas? He seems more your type, at least from what Taylor tells me. He needs to feel loved and appreciated, so I’ll see what I can do. I ran through Taylor’s town a few months back, we met when Dean and I hit her restaurant one morning for breakfast. Best damn breakfast I’ve ever had. Been trying to stay in contact with her ever since, and we just picked up another case in the next town over, so I figured I’d stop by and see her. Would I… what? 

- S.W.

Ask Sam Winchester a question!

anonymous asked:

Bless you for suggesting Red Rising. I'm already on Morning Star.. I started 5 days ago. How do you picture each color? I imagine Darrow as a pale ginger with red irises. And just everybody else stumps me.

OH goodness my favourite type of question. Okay! Red Rising, the best book series on earth. 

Pierce expressed that Reds were nearly exclusively of Irish heritage. Now, thats not be saying that Irish people are only red headed and pale, but thats what he expressed, especially with them being reds. And it makes sense, i mean, theyre stuck underground, so theyre bound to be pale. 

As for the rest for the colors, one thing I think people tend to forget is how diverse the book actually is. I think Pierce does a good job of explaining what everyone looks like imo.

However, I dont think every race has hair and eye color connected. I dont remember pinks having pink hair? Maybe I’m crazy, but thats what I remember. Blues dont have hair, they have the circuit tattoos throughout their heads and bodies. I really dont know how to differentiate between silvers and whites, besides their occupations and sigils on their arms. 

But for sure.. the golds I see as the most diverse. And something to keep in mind, PAX WAS NOT WHITE. The Telemanus’s, I am almost positive were black. I see the the Julii as Spanish or Latin, and - shit. there was actually a fantastic post written by @thehowler-elisabet (Wasnt it you?) about the origins of their last names in relation to what their ethnicities are. I’ll have to find it and link it later. 

This post is a mess. I’ve actually done a painting of Gold Darrow. (x
And I have a few gifsets of what I saw each color as. (Pinks) (Blues) (Silvers) (Yellows) (Red Darrow 1 , 2 , 3) (Mustang) (Mustang during the Academy) (Sefi the Quiet) (Darrows Mother) (House Mars

gay-space-race  asked:

I can't believe how great you are at drawing transformers. I'm so jealous!!! I still haven't figured out how to draw the bodies yet. Do you have any tips on how to draw them?

Thank you, that’s really nice of you to say 0.0

Hm, one tip I would give is to use guidelines, or a very basic/boxy sketch to set up your poses. My base sketches are very basic, but they help me work out placements even if I deviate from them. Here’re my base sketches for the Drift/Rodimus and the Cyclonus expressions, lol:

They ain’t pretty, but simple or minimal shapes can help me when drawing. And tbh, the expression meme artist did most of the work with the poses, I just copied them and compensated for the bots bulk. But when I want to generate my own poses, I often look for pictures on Google, or my art books, or - and more often - I pose myself and take a picture *shudder*. But it works sometimes. If not I have three best friends who don’t mind posing for me sometimes, lol.

Even just for face shots, I often use guidelines, so features and details are set on the same level. I lean when I draw, everything slopes up right, so I constantly use guides to keep them in line. 

It’s also good to keep in mind features/parts and their relation/proximity to other features. How far away is this piece from that piece and should it be higher? Wider apart? When I look at reference pictures - which I always do, you can never beat using references - I break it down to simple shapes, because from there I can add onto it, or reconstruct it. It usually gives the better results than going straight in with detail (though sometimes I can’t help myself doing that, too, but it shows).

I hope this is helpful, and if it is then I’m glad. I’m not used to giving advice so I hope it was understandable.

for a long time people have tried to make me feel a certain type of way about the size of my lips; i was once called a witch even because of its light colour against my dark/brown skin. people i’ve called my friends made jokes about it, not with any malicious intent, but still hurt all the same. there’s just this internalized racism and colorism which exists not only against dark skin, but against dark skinned features, because eurocentrism is sold to us as the definition of beauty. i know there are people who will look at this post and think “it’s really not that deep”, or “she didn’t know how to take a joke”, but i honestly do not care. this morning i woke up, and looked at myself, smiling at how much progress i’ve made towards loving my skin, my features and myself. this selfie obviously isn’t one of my best, and you can see how tired i am because of pre-mocks, but i’m just pleased with myself and decided to share. love yourself always. ✨