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Okay kids today we’re gonna talk about Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia was a sculptor in the 19th century, and was half African-American and half Native American. She was one of the first people of colour from America to earn international fame and success for her artwork. She started sculpting during the civil war and trained under some of the most influential abolitionist sculptors of the time.

Not only was she a successful WOC artist, but she sculpted other people of colour in the neoclassical style:

Forever Free (1867)

Old Arrow-Maker and his Daughter (1866)

The Marriage of Hiawatha (1866)

Do you know how rare it was in the 19th century to have a piece of artwork show black people or Native Americans without them being ‘savages’ or half naked? Let me tell you, it’s pretty damn rare.

She would purposely leave her women more clothed than her male figures to desexualise them, and I probably don’t need to tell you why that was important at this time (if you really want to see how white artists saw black women, look up American Slave and The Virginian Slave).

Unfortunately she was made to make her female figures look more European as she got backlash accusing her of inserting herself into figures BUT they’re still hugely impressive given that most famous sculptors at this time had teams of people working on their work and adding all the details by hand, whereas Edmonia did absolutely everything herself.

Basically I think about Edmonia Lewis a lot and I think more people should know about her.

Instrument Asks

STRINGS
Violin - Are you a perfectionist?
Viola - What makes you different?
Cello - Favourite place to be?
Double Bass - How do you like to relax?
Acoustic Guitar - What instruments do you play?
Electric Guitar - Do you experience synesthesia?
Electric Bass - What do you want to study?
Electric Cello - Favourite composer?
Electric Violin - Have you ever been in a musical/play?
Harp - Favourite piece you’ve played?
Ukulele - Are you a good performer?
Sitar - Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Balalaika - Do you enjoy playing sports?
Mandolin - Who inspires you?

WOODWINDS
Piccolo - Describe your personality
Flute - Have you ever gone overseas?
Oboe - Favourite kind of weather?
Cor Anglais - Introvert, ambivert, or extrovert?
Clarinet - How much time do you spend online?
Bass Clarinet - Favourite item of clothing?
Bassoon - Do you enjoy online shopping?
Contrabassoon - Are you brave?
Bass Flute - Can you dance?
Soprano Saxophone - How many times have you broken a bone?
Alto Saxophone - Have you ever pulled an all nighter?
Tenor Saxophone - Favourite film?
Baritone Saxophone - Describe your dream bedroom

BRASS
French Horn - Where are you from?
Mellophone - Favourite musical?
Trumpet - What makes you happy?
Slide Trumpet - Do you like being outdoors?
Cornet - Favourite genre of music?
Flugelhorn - How do you feel about your past?
Bugle - Would you ever join the army?
Trombone - Describe your dream meal
Valve Trombone - Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?
Bass Trombone - Are you reliable?
Tenor Horn - What do you aspire to be?
Baritone Horn - Do you have perfect pitch?
Euphonium - Favourite food?
Sousaphone - Who is your hero?
Tuba - How/Why did you join Tumblr?

OTHER AEROPHONES
Melodica - Do people consider you annoying?
Harmonica - What makes you laugh?
Accordion - Favourite Tumblr blog?
Air Horn - Are you good with kids?
Ocarina - Do you know how to do CPR?
Whistle - Favourite smell?
Slide Whistle - What TV shows have you binge-watched?
Didgeridoo - Tell a funny story!
Recorder - How well did you do in school?

PERCUSSION
Xylophone - Do you like classical music?
Marimba - What’s your ringtone?
Glockenspiel - Are you talkative?
Bongos - Can you jumpstart a car?
Wood Block - Describe your dream house
Snare Drum - Favourite colour?
Bass Drum - Would you want to be able to read minds?
Timpani - Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Gong - Are you a loud or soft person?
Triangle - Could you imagine being the President/Prime Minister?
Steel Drum - Favourite season?

anonymous asked:

You do threaten me though. Your existence threatens my world because you exist in a grey area. You dye your hair unnatural colours and stretch out your earlobes to show that you do not conform, but all I feel when I see pictures of you is fear. Because you pretend to be tiny and cute but who you truly are...well, it doesn't exist, so you are not supposed to be who you are, and I am terrified by that. Do you think you are so important that people must pluralize your pronoun?

Okay, I hear you. So I don’t think you have any reason to be afraid of me– you can’t really control how you feel, but you can control how you think, so I’m going to try to reason with you point by point and let you know why I don’t think you should be afraid of me. All that I ask is that you read this with an open mind.

- I don’t dye my hair or stretch my ears as some sort of exercise of non-conformity– I just like the way it looks. It isn’t even really an act of non-conformity because the society, that I live in permits that type of self-expression– it’s allowed. I’m not breaking the law or anything.

- I really don’t know what to make of you suggesting that who I am doesn’t exist, or that I am something that I am not supposed to be. I don’t particularly believe in any sort of creator so I don’t know who exactly would be the authority on what I’m “supposed to be,” but I really don’t think that you’re the authority on who I should or shouldn’t be, because we’ve never met. Also, you claim that what I am doesn’t exist, but I really think you should tell that to all of the terrifying, like-minded people in my inbox that are asking me if it’s okay to express themselves the way that they want to. They’re afraid to act on their feelings, or in other words: they’re afraid to be themselves. I personally don’t think that there’s anything scary about them.

- Self-importance is kind of tough for any individual to avoid, because we can only really experience life in our own shoes. We have to prioritize ourselves to some extent or else we won’t take care of ourselves– which is exactly what I’m trying to do. So yeah, I guess I do think I’m kind of important… at least important enough to try and give myself as good of a life as I can, but I don’t really think that’s abnormal. I like to be referred to a specific way, because that’s what’s most comfortable for me. You wouldn’t want someone to call you the wrong name; I don’t want someone to refer to me using the wrong pronouns (Quick sidenote: when referring to a shadowy figure whose identity is concealed by a cloak and a mask you would describe their actions by saying something like “they reached for the doorknob,” because their gender is indeterminate; therefore, singular they/them pronouns exist).

Look, the main thing to focus on is that I really don’t mean you any harm– I truly don’t! I hope that you can go on to live a happy life. I just couldn’t leave this, because historically, nothing good ever comes from this kind of fear.

Hair Folklore

Hair has been a subject of folklore found in many cultures across the world.   

Celtic

Hair was an important ritual and spiritual symbol to the ancient Celts. 

  • Warriors wore their hair long and their beards untrimmed when they went into battle, sometimes treating it with lime to give a more wild appearance.
  • Women’s hair was long as well, often braided or dressed; their hair was a symbol of feminine power.
  • Red hair was especially significant, for it showed that fairy blood rain in the person’s veins.
  • Mermaids lured sailors by combing their hair, and according to the principle of sympathetic magic, it was dangerous for girls to comb their hair when their brothers were at sea.
  • Animal hair also had power, especially that of horses, which would come alive if put in water.
  • Should a person, especially a child, be bitten by a dog, the wound had to be bound with hair from the animal to ensure healing.
  • In Scotland, some people believed that there is a relation amongst magpies, your hair, and your time of death. If magpies steal your cut hair and use it for their nests, you are going to die within a year.

Native American

  • For Native Americans, long hair represents strong spirit. They believe the longer the hair, the stronger the spirit.
  • The Cree people claim that their hair is another part of their soul.
  • The Sioux people only cut their hair in a time of mourning.
  • Only certain people were allowed to touch one’s hair.
  • In some tribes, it is also a symbol of knowledge, as it is a physical extension of one’s thoughts.
  • Cutting one’s hair was considered a taboo amongst most tribes.
  • By attaching a lock of a loved ones hair, in your hair, or by carrying their hair on your person, one is able to carry the thoughts of their loved ones with them on their travels.”
  • Braids symbolise oneness and unity.
  • There were communities that used mixture of bear fat and soot to make their hair darker

Asian

  • There are good and bad days to wash your hair; Indians believe that you should not wash your hair on a Thursday.
  • There is an old Indian tradition that widows should shave their head.
  • In India it is a tradition to cut one’s hair in a temple at least once in a lifetime, for this rite enables destroying one’s vanity.
  • In East Asia, long hair is a sign of youth and beauty.
  • The Chinese Lunar New Year is the time where you should not cut your hair. 
  • People in China believe that by cutting your hair you will also symbolically “cut” your chances for prosperity in the New Year.
  • It is also not good to wash hair in first days of the year as it is possible that you are going to wash away all of your good luck.

Superstitions

  • In Victorian Britain, people used to believe that long hair showed a woman’s fertility.
  • In Lancashire, people used to belive that you should put one’s hair in fire to find how long he or she is going to live. Bright fire meant the person is going to live long
  • In most parts of the United States people believe that if you pull out one white hair two will grow in its place.
  • There is also American belief that the colour of hair on woman’s neck shows the colour of hair on her future husband.
  • In England cutting hair in the time when the Moon is waxing will bring you good luck.
  • Do not comb or brush your hair by the window on a full moon - it is an invitation to evil spirits and you may become ill.
  • Cut your hair during a storm for good luck.
  • One should be careful where they dispose of their hair - if an evil person takes it, one could become a victim of hex.

Superstitions by hair colour and style:

  • A red-haired person is widely held to have an irascible temper. This is in reference to the red-haired Judas Iscariot or the Norse invaders of Britain. Though he or she may also be courageous and it is considered lucky to run your fingers through someone’s red hair.
  • Fair hair is a sign of weak nature.
  • Black hair suggests great strength and virility, and is also considered lucky.
  • Brown-haired people are said to make the best spouse.
  • Those who are curly-haired are good tempered.
  • People with naturally straight hair are said to be cunning.

dear //the signs//,

dear //aries//: why do you move so fast? you’re so caught up in yourself you’re missing what’s around you, slow down and look around. one day you’re going to be old and on your death bed unable to breathe, not because your lungs are failing, but because you regret taking everything for granted. stop thinking about yourself and being so impatient. things don’t grow under stress, they die. 

dear //taurus//: you cant buy your own happiness. sure, it makes you feel better but it doesn’t fill the emptiness in your chest. stop expecting everything to happen for you, being lazy isn’t going to get you anywhere and sure isn’t going to help the situation. fixing the problem isn’t losing the fight, it’s putting everything else beside and showing you have a heart of gold you didn’t need your money to buy. 

dear //gemini//: using people’s weaknesses against them and using your underhand tactics isn’t winning. you’re so superficial you come off shallow, you need to let people in, just like how they let you in. but doing what you’re doing isn’t going to get you there. you cant expect everything and give nothing in return. telling someone your favourite colour isn’t going to kill you, let them in even in the smallest ways. if you don’t you’re gonna end up alone, and no one is going to care. not everyone is going to hurt you.

dear //cancer//: feeling sorry for yourself isn’t going to make it better. not everything is intended to hurt you and making it a big deal is going to cause unnecessary problems. you can be oversensitive but that doesn’t mean your feelings are invalid, it’s just that person didn’t mean to insult you, it was only a joke so instead of pouting, laugh along and maybe everything will stop being so hurtful and you can see the world isn’t revolving around you, you can hopefully see how beautiful it all is.

dear //leo//: not everything about you has to be a grand gesture or so goddamn pretentious. we already know how much you’re worth and so many people already want a piece of you. you’re giving it to them so much, you’re changing yourself to be the most known person in the room. you’re better as your true self. if you show too much, people are gonna see the gold in you and try to steal it. being the talk of everyone comes with just as many insults as it does compliments. you don’t need to do all that shit to be noticed.

dear //virgo//: being fussy over what you want and then being cold once it’s been given to you isn’t okay. people try hard to please you and its so hard for them. they’re just trying, why cant you see that? why does everything have to be so perfect for you? people don’t try forever, and i know you’re inflexible from changing your opinion, but you cant keep this going. being so cold. people are going to leave and not even your bed is going to be warm anymore.

dear //libra//: changing your mind at the last minute all the time is going to get you left out of plans and events. you’re unreliable and indecisive. the weight on your back from the foundations you built are going to crack if you cant keep your mind on one thing and you keep going along with different ideas. i know you just wanna follow all the paths your mind makes, but if you do that, your towers are going crumble and you’re going to be sitting on the rocks alone rather than in skyscrapers with your friends. you can’t keep rebuilding forever, make up your mind.

dear //scorpio//: why couldn’t you see they loved you and only you? why did you have to trick them into something they already were doing? they weren’t going anywhere, they didn’t want to. keeping them locked up like a possession is only going to make them want to be further away. you have to start trusting them. they only ever wanted you to do that, why couldn’t you? the saying “if you love them let them go” doesn’t always mean break it off with them, it can mean don’t watch their every move and let them have some freedom. trust. them. before you lose them completely.

dear //sagittarius//: people can’t assume what you’re feeling. being unemotional is only going to make people leave. warmth is physical love and if you’re cold everyone isn’t going to give you the love you need, you need to give it back. it isn’t philosophical to be so unresponsive to emotions. you cant keep this up forever, your walls will break and no one is going to be around to pick up the pieces because you would’ve made them all leave. they just wanted to know how you were doing.

dear //capricorn//:  talking to you is like talking to a brick wall, you’re living in a black and white world with your lacking of imagination. people wanna live in colour, it isn’t the 1970′s anymore. bossing people around isn’t going to get them to listen. don’t be proud of making everyone listen to you. that’s how uprisings happen. listen to what people have to say, let them inspire the ideas i know you have in your mind somewhere. if you don’t change, your empire is going to fall and all your friends are going to be the one’s knocking down the door.

dear //aquarius//:  being so far away from everyone on earth isn’t going to get you any closer to the aliens that might not even be out there. you don’t need to hide your emotions to come off cool and distant, if anything they’re just making you seem unwilling to show affection or establish connections with anybody. i know you like to be alone, but sooner or later you’re just going to be lonely. and when you come back down from the atmosphere, no one’s going to be around for you to call home.

dear //pisces//: feeling sorry for yourself isn’t going to make everyone else around you do the same. you cant escape all your problems by hiding the truth or playing innocent. you need to face what you’ve done and stop acting like everyone else is in the wrong. people aren’t gonna feel sorry for you anymore if you’re so self-pitying, you already do that enough and people are going to grow tired.


**check your moon as well**

There is absolutely a conversation to be had and criticism to be made regarding the Thirteenth Doctor being a white woman.

We do need to reflect on how people (particularly women) of colour tend to get left behind during the fireworks show of having moved a step forward in representation - how we’re seeing a lot of white women assuming these kinds of roles in big-budget franchises, but not a lot of other kinds of women. It’s not a ‘diversity win’ for all.

But I sure would fucking appreciate it if the conversations I’ve been seeing on that subject wouldn’t act like Pearl Mackie doesn’t exist…

Misc. sentence starters.

Modify pronouns and wording as necessary! Some may be slightly unsafe for work / sexual in nature.

“Why did you come here when you knew I’d only send you away?”
“I thought I made it clear I didn’t want to see you.”
“I look at you, and all I can think about is how much better you deserve.”
“Why haven’t you left me yet?”
“The things I would do for you terrify me.”
“Nobody likes a tyrant. Show the people you can be reasoned with.”
“Your people will only tolerate so much.”
“If you want to ruin your life, be my guest, but leave me out of it.”
“Can’t you touch anything without breaking it?”
“Please don’t leave me. Please.”
“I’m sorry. I’ll do anything.”
“My life was grey before I met you. Now it’s so colourful I can barely stand it.”
“I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
“I’d do anything for you. I’d kill, lie, cheat and steal for you. You wouldn’t even need to ask.”
“For the purposes of tonight, you and I will be taking on certain roles. You are not to break character under any circumstances lest you blow our cover, is that understood?”
“I am not here to make friends. I am here to offer you something you cannot refuse.”
“You don’t have to play coy with me - what do you really want?”
“You really fucked me over, you know. You really messed me up.”
“You piss me off so much sometimes I can barely stand it.”
“Why are you like this? Why do you have to ruin everything?”
“You really would do anything for me, wouldn’t you?”
“I like the way you beg, boy.”
“Do you drop to your knees for everyone that shows you attention, or am I a special case?”
“Shh, it’s okay. I know how much you need this. I know how much you want to be wanted.”
“I can think of better uses for that mouth of yours than back-talking me.”
“Just let go. It’s alright, I’ve got you.”
“Don’t talk. Just open your mouth.”
“Tell me what you want from me.”

A Museum of Yoon Bum’s Mind

Explanation

If you look closely you can see that this painting is actually of two roses, covered with things that are also vaguely flower shaped. I feel like this is meant to show Bum’s twisted sense of what’s pretty, or what’s good. His heart is in the right place, sure, but it’s not the same thing. Instead of looking pretty, the painting ended up looking crazy, too much, unfocused, weird. His understanding of what’s pleasing has been mixed up and muddled. 

Second picture is what we see after someone says “arrange these by colour”. 

So, it’s still what Yoon Bum sees as beautiful, as what is pleasing to him, but now it’s a bunch of different fingers, a bunch of different women. Thinking like this is such a raw and obsessive state of mind and it shows how Bum truly thinks about people he was stalking, how it overwhelms him and takes him over so he can do nothing but to try to get more, to stalk them. Keep in mind that he stole the nail polish of the girl who he thinks looked like Jieun.


Explanation: [Note that the pictures change after he sees Jieun, then Jieun bleeding, presumably dead.]

I’d like to think these pictures are of basically how Bum used to view women before and after he killed Jieun.

It’s his more perverted side. All those pictures of women on the left are almost like all different women he was after. Even if it isn’t, just the fact that there are a lot of them shows how obsessed he was with it. The naked women on the right are also how he used to view women and how aesthetically and perhaps sexually pleasing seeing those were. However now, after he has killed Jieun, he can’t think of women the same way anymore. All he sees is blood and murder and what he did to her. All of his previous thoughts have become haunting and basically disgusting to him. He has previously stated his disgust towards meat after killing Jieun, and it must have also affected his line of thinking towards women as well. 


Explanation:

These, I believe were meant to be just stock images of general museum stuff that could have been turned gorey in one way or another if strategically placed. I don’t think there is a lot of explanation for these. 


Explanation

Call it cliché but I think this looks a bit like the saintly side of Yoon Bum, then his actual self. It’s to show the duality of his self. He is both good and bad, guilty and innocent. 


Explanation: (Assuming the frame is blank on the inside, since previously empty frames were filled after release.)

I think this is to show how Bum’s mind has drawn a blank, or maybe that his future is simply not there because he thinks he is about to die. It could also be repressing how empty Sangwoo is, as it is above the machine that played his voice saying empty words. 


Bonus:

Explanation:

I think the ticket man represented Yoon Bum’s uncle, and I don’t think this just because they look similar. It’s also that this is how Bum basically entered “the nightmare”. By someone who is imprisoned taking something that Bum didn’t even realise he had and didn’t even know the purpose of almost by force, ripping it the process (and then being disgusting with it by smelling it). Bum’s uncle plays a huge role in how Bum fell into this hole that Sangwoo later only dug deeper to begin with. 

Some Denki headcanons

-he’s actually really smart. Academics just aren’t his thing but he’s really good at thinking outside the box and coming up with unique ideas

-he loves art. Looking at it, making it, modelling for it, loves watching it be made, He loves it all

-he prefers to draw abstract because he can just let the lines and shapes and colours flow across the page without having to worry about making it look like anything in particular

-got diagnosed with adhd when he was 12. Turns out his neurotransmitters are constantly in overdrive because he has way above average levels of neuro-electricity which resulted in adhd

-it was actually a big confidence blow until at the age of 14 he watched an interview from a dyslexic pro hero with an electric type quirk and he realised that his adhd was part of him and that that was fine.

-he’s constantly moving, leg bouncing, finger tapping, biting his lip. He just can’t be still. Too much energy

-has a hard time falling asleep. He takes like half an hour to get comfy and even then it doesn’t matter if he’s exhausted his body and brain just won’t shut up.

-he’s actually pretty self conscious. When he first developed his quirk he couldn’t control it which prompted people to stay away from him in fear of getting zapped or having their electronics fried.

-he’s also pretty anxious about swimming. He knows he has good control of his quirk now but he’s constantly scared he’ll just forget and end up hurting everyone in the pool.

-he just naturally has a lot of built up static energy so sometimes if he pats someone on the shoulder he unintentionally gives them a little shock or makes the hairs on the back of their neck stand up.

-going through areas with lots of transmission towers or radio/electric signals (e.g: cities, electronics stores, radio stations) makes him pretty nauseous.

-he actually did a lot of studying on things like electrodynamics, electromagnetic forces, electrochemistry & electrophysiology when he was about 10. He really wanted to understand his quirk and electricity in general not to mention learning how not to hurt people with it

-he also learnt a bit about neuroscience electrophysiology within the brain so he didn’t accidentally seriously harm himself (or someone else) by going overboard with his quirk.

-he really likes classical music. Depending on what it is it can really pump him up or calm him down. He just loves it

-he knows how to tap dance. Saw a competition once on tv when he was 6 and begged his parents for lessons which he got.

-he continued tap all the way through middle school and actually got a few medals and trophies but he knew he’d have to quit to keep up with his high school work.

-freaking loves cuddling with Kirishima because he knows that if he accidentally activates his quirk Kirishima can just harden his skin which doesn’t conduct electricity when it’s hardened.

-he actually just loves cuddling his friends in general. He loves to be close to people on both an emotional and physical sense but he’s still pretty self conscious so he doesn’t cuddle people all that often but he does so a lot of arms around the shoulders/pats on the back/ruffling hair or other slightly less full body thing.

-even though he’s very tactile he also respects the boundaries of others. For example: he knows Bakugou doesn’t like being touched and he’s cool with that, whatever makes his friends happy.

-has broke a tv/console 4 times over the years playing frustrating video games. He also fried his phone once playing flappy birds.

-the class emergency phone charger and he is not happy about it.

-is surprisingly good at long doing division/multiplication and equations mentally, he has a fast brain.

-flirts with literally everyone just for shits and giggs and he also believes that everyone deserves the confidence boost of being flirted with now and again.

-once accidentally propositioned All Might and nobody will let him live it down. Mina has a video

-respects that his flirting makes some people uncomfortable but if a person (read: Kirishima, Mina & Sero) is cool with it he will constantly flirt with them even though his feelings are completely platonic. It’s just how he shows his affection.

-Bakugou taught him to colour code his notes and to make mind maps and Kaminari felt like 15 years had been added to his lifespan.

-he’s really flexible. Can do the splits, the crab, get both legs behind his head at the same time. He’s just been really flexible ever since he was a little kid.

In bed with... Yuta

MASTERLIST

Okay, so I know I’ve been prolonging this for a while but it was because of my short hiatus and then I read it and had to edit it because it was utter crap tbh it still is I just hope you like it and yeah :-) I’m blessing your eyes js  ^_^


In bed with… series:

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i know i use this gif for literally every fucking reaction but i am obsessed with it bc of his thighs. when we get more thigh action, i promise to stop lmao actually not really :-)

Originally posted by sour-satang

gdi flo i used all the good gifs in my making out with yuta post dbaibd check it out for some cool gifs of yuta ok

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a couple of people have been asking how i make my colourful gifs, and i have posted a tutorial before (here), but a couple more people requested that i show them how i made this gif specifically from this gifset, so i thought i’d do that !! the process is still very much the same, but hey, why not make a more updated version.

so i’m going to be showing you how to go from this

to this:

you will need:
a basic understanding of how to make gifs and how to create a base colouring
photoshop (i use cc)

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~ FYI for New Simblrs ~

I see a lot of these asks with other Simmers and in the distant past have had a few too. New to the Simblr world and want to start a Simming blog that is popular etc. Now I’m not a hugely popular Simblr, I have around 3600 followers I think. They’re far bigger out there, but the main advice is this;

DO WHAT YOU FREAKING LOVE

Whatever you absolutely adore be it Vulcans/Star Trek (like me), Berry Sims like @berrysweetboutique, super hyper colourful aliens like @divadoom, chill Maxis Match like @servobride, loving everything with alpha and Maxis Match like @maimouth or maybe you’re more into Vampires or horror stories or reality TV like @quiddity-jones. Maybe your passion is storytelling, which can be done MANY different ways using the game we all love. Choose what you adore and you can’t go wrong, that will show in your imagery etc.

TAG CORRECTLY

Can’t say this enough. New to Simblr? Notice how other people tag their posts. It gives your followers a choice to follow some posts and avoid others. Also tags can be used for people being able to find a story or legacy etc super easily on your Tumblr. Lastly, don’t tag anything as a custom content (s4CC) post if it’s not. That’s just begging for people to be pissed off with you.

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title: One-Ply Promises

rating: t

pairing: Natsu Dragneel/Lucy Heartfilia

summary: Of all of the stupid shit Lucy has done while drunk, entering a contract with a demon probably takes the cake. The icing on said cake, however, is the fact that neither of the two know what the terms of the contract are. Until they figure it out, Lucy is stuck living with a demon who doesn’t really understand the concept of keeping a low profile.

chapter one: Always Read the Terms and Conditions

ffn link


He has fucking horns.

“Hi.” The horned man is sitting on her desk and moving his legs back and forth as if he’s on a swing and not very cheap, breakable material. “I’m looking for someone.”

Lucy points towards the door. She is beyond hungover right now, and frankly, cosplayers hanging out in her room at - she checks her phone - nine in the fucking morning doesn’t begin to make her list of the top ten weirdest things to have gone down in res. It doesn’t even make her top fifty, really.

“You know who Lucy Heartfilia is?” Horned-man asks.

Should she call the cops? Probably. Is she going to? Probably not. Lucy bobs her head (bad move, bad move, gravity doubles down for a solid ten seconds what the fuck, physics-) and waves at her face listlessly. Horned-man brightens. The blonde feels her stomach roil in response. Ugh. It’s way too early to be that chipper for anyone.

“Hi! I’m E.N.D., but you can call me Natsu! I’m a demon. You made a contract with me last night.” He hops down and fishes around in his pocket as he walks towards her bed, retrieving a neatly folded square of toilet paper which he holds out to her. She squints. She can make out her signature but the rest looks a lot like her lecture notes when she’s doing them half asleep. Definitely her writing and definitely illegible.

“I was directed to this room after you signed it and then you showed up later, but you know how drunk people are; you could have been anyone just looking for an empty room to crash! So I had to wait to confirm,” he explains. “Now, do you remember what the terms of the contract are? Because I can’t read what you’ve written.”

Lucy can’t even remember the word for the colour of her walls at the moment, but she can’t vocalize that quip thanks to the desert that has made its home in her mouth. She settles for a thumbs down. Horned-man (Naruto? She swears it’s Naruto) laughs nervously. “We, uh, might have a problem.”

Besides the fact that I’ve somehow made a contract with a demon? Wait, what? Demon? Whoa, back up. Demon. Like, actual demon ohmygod what-

“I can’t get back to Hell until I fulfill the terms of this contract.”

Oh, hell.

“I’m gonna be stuck here with you,” he says. “So, uh. Hi?”

Lucy opens her mouth and her stomach decides that right then is the perfect time to empty itself all over Naruto-demon-dude’s white pants. Because what better way to greet her new roommate than with nacho-and-martini flavoured upchuck?

The Prank | A Bill Skarsgård One Shot

You are famous and a tv show ask you to make a prank to bill so you make the “ I want to have a baby now” and completely agree and he’s all cute and telling you if you are sure and how long he has be waiting for that yei thank you!

 

Requested by; anonymous

Tw; none, bit of some cute fluffs stuffs

Word count; 897

You sit on the large red sofa, cameras and lights pointing right at you. You were doing an interview on a television chat show about your new movie, one you starred in with your fiancée Bill Skarsgård. You were known as the golden couple of horror. He was a blood sucking upir and demonic clown and you were an award-winning scream queen. Every horror fan wanted a relationship as sickeningly cute as yours and Bill’s. You sat side by side, answering every question that was thrown at you with ease and professionalism.

“So …” the chat show host began, “You two are the golden couple of horror. You’re the pairing everyone wanted for so long and now you’ve finally gone public with your relationship, how does it feel?”

You and Bill both chuckled, him gesturing with his hand that you could take this question. “Well,” you began, shifting your position to switch which leg was crossed over the other. “We’ve managed to keep our relationship quite private for about two years, which, in Hollywood, is an incredible amount of time to stay out of the light of the media, to have no speculation or rumours flying around the internet and on social media. When it came to filming this movie, we knew we would have to attend premiers and promotional events together and it would be hard to hide our relationship. So, we sat down, we had a big discussion and we decided to go public with the relationship. Start the stories ourselves instead of vicious rumours, lies and speculation.”

Bill simply nodded in agreement with you. “We released the sickeningly cute photograph of ourselves online via my Instagram account, the one of us looking super casual on a weekend away in Sweden.” The photograph popped up on the screen behind where the couple were sat, the audience breaking out into a round of ‘aws’. Bill moved to slip his hand into yours, the chat show host smiling across at you both.

“And from there internet just broke, it went insane. I was getting a mixture of congratulations messages, people telling me how cute we looked, how happy we both looked. That we were the perfect couple etcetera. The other side was more vulgar, people telling me to go die because I wasn’t good enough for Bill, that I was ugly, that I was fat. I was being told that Bill could do better or that they imaged he’d be with someone of a different hair colour. Luckily, I’m quite thick skinned so those types of comment don’t get to me as much as it might to others but these people should be ashamed of themselves. They have no right to comment on mine or anyone’s relationship…”

Bill gave your hand a squeeze of support, showing he agreed with you 100%. The chat show host started to clap, the audience following suit. You laughed to yourself, realising you had gone off on quite a rant, having started it off as a lovely story about the beginnings of your relationship with Bill. As the clapping died down, the chat show host leaned forward on his desk, linking his fingers and pointing towards you.

“Y/N, I believe you have something you’d like to say to Bill?” Unbeknown to Bill, you had had several conversations with the chat show host regarding his new show segment, Pick a Prank. He would ask one half of the celebrity pairing or friendship to prank the other. They could either pick the prank themselves, or have the host pick for them. In this instance, the host had chosen your prank. You had deliberated on whether to go ahead with his choice, but in the end, you had agreed.

“Yes, I do,” you began, turning to Bill and taking both of his hands in yours. “Bill, we’ve been together for five years now, five wonderful, fun filled years, but, I feel like it’s time we started settling down. We’re not getting any younger and I think it’s time we gave all the horror fans what they want … a Skarsgård baby!” The audience cheered, and Bills face dropped. You waited his reaction, keeping your face emotion free. It looked like he could pass out at any moment. However, as quickly as his face had dropped, a huge grin grew, finding it’s way up his cheeks.

“Y/N, are you serious? Yes, of course, I’d love to start a family with you! You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to hear you say this!” he exclaimed, cupping your cheeks in his hands and pulling you in for a kiss. You slowly pulled back to the sounds cheers and screams.

“What? Really?” you said, slightly taken a back at Bills positive response.

“Of course, I love you and can’t think of anyone better to have a Skarsgård brood with!” The chat show host started clapping wildly, realising this prank had not quite gone as he had planned. He looked happy nonetheless.

“Wow, okay, this was originally part of Pick a Prank but now I see how happy you are, I couldn’t be more excited,” you said, placing your hands affectionately on his cheeks. It was like the studio and the audience had disappeared and it was just you two, surrounded by nothing but each-others thoughts and feelings.

“I love you Y/N.”

“I love you too Bill.”

Marital Signifiers

So I had a dream where two people from very different cultures have to get married to prevent a war, and in it, one culture used rings to signify marriage while the other used (pierced) earrings.

This got me thinking about what traditions exist to visually show that someone is married. So a bit of research later, some examples are:

  • Wearing a ring (left or right hand, depending on culture) on the “ring” finger (third finger), sometimes getting a tattoo on the appropriate finger (especially if the person’s job makes wearing an actual ring dangerous and/or impractical)
  • (For men) having a beard, or wearing a prayer shawl
  • (For women) wearing a special necklace, or special bangles, or special hair style/covering, or a sindoor

So that’s pretty cool, but I think there are lots of other ways people could show that they’re married. (And maybe there are cultures that do–they just weren’t among the ones I found in my 30 minutes of googling). Maybe things like:

  • Pierced ears/nose/lip
  • Specific colour of nail polish and/or tattoo on hands/fingers
  • Hair length (either unwed individuals must keep hair short, or unwed individuals are not allowed to cut their hair until after marriage)
  • Special type of clothing (a sash, shawl, belt, or scarf)
  • Specific colour of clothing (for example, maybe only married people can wear blue)
  • Less visual, but what if only married people could use certain scents (like lavender) for their soaps and/or fragrances?

There are lots of possibilities! So why not use something other than “exchanging rings” in your fantasy story? Just make sure you think about what that means for the culture. (For example, puzzle rings [which are super cool–I love the ‘woven’ look] were originally developed to catch wives who cheated on their husbands, because they fall apart when taken off. Which shows that women weren’t trusted, and that they weren’t expected to be very clever [otherwise they could put the ring back together])

Permanent markings (like tattoos and piercings) are likely used in a culture where divorces are either not common, or not allowed. Might make for an interesting exploration to look at how such a culture might handle widows/widowers, or those rare instances of divorce. (Do they have a different way to show widowhood vs divorce? How easy/hard is it for a divorcee to make it look like their widowed instead?)

For specific colours/items only available to married individuals, think about how easy it is for the poorest people in the society to access. Do they have to use alternatives to achieve the same visual representation of their marriage? (For example, if a sparkling teal nail polish is what denotes a married person, but it’s expensive, do poor use a fruit/flower that stains their fingertips instead? Maybe the polish is accessible to everyone, but then the rich are going to want some way to denote their wealth as well [comparable to massive engagement rings], so maybe they use a flat teal and then add the sparkle by placing tiny slivers of diamonds on the wet polish?)

And then you must think about the difference in how men and women (and other genders, if it’s a multi-gendered society) present their symbol of marriage. Even with a symbol like a ring that both men and women use, the rings are often very different in appearance. Men’s rings tend to be thicker and simpler, while women’s rings tend to be thinner and more “elegant” (swoops, swirls, curls, multiple gems, etc.). So in a society that uses nail polish or piercings to show marriage, how might it be worn by different genders?

Theory: Frank Miller's recent work is good, but it isn't getting the right colour treatment

Above: I recoloured that recent Wonder Woman cover Frank Miller did for DC last week. Mine on the left, the published version on the right. I did this to demonstrate a theory I have that despite the general critical consensus, there’s actually nothing wrong with Frank Miller’s recent art- it’s just that it isn’t getting the appropriate colour treatment.

So- I’m a cartoonist who mostly writes and draws his own material, but in January of this year I tried out to be a colourist for Frank Miller at DC. Not because being a colourist for the comics has always been my dream, but because I kept seeing some pretty awesome drawings of his being critically savaged. People were talking as if his recent drawings were the scrawlings of a lunatic. I felt like I knew why this was, and how to fix it.

I should add a disclaimer- this post isn’t a criticism of DC or the colourist who currently works on Frank’s art, who I’ve talked to, and who I learned was selected by Frank himself. The colourist who did the original work on the pieces I’m about to show you is an extremely technically accomplished person who does things I could never do. I’ve tried colouring like this guy does. It’s pretty hard!

Nor is this intended as a lionisation of my own abilities. Instead, this is a personal argument championing one type of colouring over another, and a defence of Frank’s recent work. 

Below is one of the Miller covers I recoloured for DC. My colours on the top, and the published original on the bottom. Here you can see the discrepancy between the potential I saw in these drawings, and what was actually being published.


I spoke to a couple of editors at DC and the consensus seemed to be that they loved what he was turning in. So why did every blog I read think it was the worst work he’d ever done? I believed I had the answer: that the colour treatment DC’s artists were giving to his art was, while technically accomplished, not flattering to the type of work he was doing.

My friend Julian Dassai said it best: “His work is dynamic and, in some cases, verging on abstract. Trying to color his stuff with representational lighting and rendering is pointless, whereas a flat, graphic approach (or just leaving it in b&w) allows the energy to jump off the page.”

My colour job, followed by what DC actually published:

Frank is an artist who is constantly evolving, and his new work seems to be somewhere between Jim Mahfood, Sergio Aragonez and Ralph Steadman. It doesn’t make sense to colour him as if he’s an Image comics artist from the 90’s, all gradients, shadows and shiny metallic finish.  

Here’s another one. Again: my work on the top, The published version on the bottom.

All these images I’ve posted so far have two things in common- they were all widely dunked on and derided when they first went online, and they all prompted responses of “WHOA, COOL!” and “I LOVE THIS!” after I recoloured them and circulated them amongst my friends. So what happened here is ol’ Frank became the butt of everyone’s joke when actually, there was nothing wrong with his drawings.

So how did this happen?

Well, check out Frank’s work in the Sin City comics. When Frank works in black and white, he’s a one-man band. But when he works in colour, he hangs back and gives the colourist a lot of space. He knows that colours and inks are two halves of a whole.

Above is a page from 1986’s The Dark Knight Returns. You can see just how much trust Frank placed in his colourist, Lynn Varley, to finish his work. As you can see, some of those panels aren’t even THERE in the original inks. Panel 6 is just an empty box. 

This approach has been proven to work very well, but the problem is it places the burden of the image’s success or failure squarely on the colourist’s shoulders. And if the colourist and Frank aren’t on the same page, we end up with covers that are the laughing stock of the whole internet.

It’s funny- even Lynn Varley could screw up colouring for Frank. Two years after their critically acclaimed work 300, they made their most widely panned book of all.

Lynn’s computer colouring on Dark Knight Strikes Again has all the invention and nuance of her colouring on Frank’s earlier work. However, to my eyes, her experimental digital art just isn’t a good fit for Frank’s traditional, brusque inkwork. The artwork in the book suffered a generally poor reception from fans and critics alike. 

I took a pass at colouring DK2, too. I include this not to throw shade on Lynn’s work, which has definite and strong merits of its own. Nor do I want to suggest that I’m a better colourist than Lynn (I’m definitely not). Rather, I just want to use a flat colouring approach to demonstrate that there’s nothing wrong with Frank’s pencils and inks in even the book that was generally regarded to be his worst. His lines have character and energy and do everything they need to do to tell the story, and with the right treatment would have looked pretty great.

We can apply the same lessons to Frank’s most recent work. I’d read a whole comic that looked like either of the recoloured images below.


DC liked my stuff, but they’re happy with the guy they already have colouring Frank’s work, and so my experiment has to run its course. Still, I want to believe that there’s something in here that we can all learn from.

It’s important to pick the right team, and to utilise a stylistic approach that’s harmonious with what the rest of the group are doing. If you don’t, you might just end up with something no-one likes even though you worked your butt off. As we’ve seen, it can even happen to an exceptional talent like Frank. That’s a scary thought.

Update: see more of my recolours here.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind talking abt how you do your colouring atm?

Hi anon ^^

To be honest, I’ve been working with the same technique for years. Basically, I sketch, block the colors, work on a first series of details, do some color adjustments, add shadows, add highlights, add more details, rework the skin texture and…voilà roughly!

In order to show you my coloring process, I did what people have been asking me to do for a long long time, I took screen shots of my work as I was working (see gif below). As you can see, there are a lot of comes and goes, “yes…but no…but yes…but shit…that was better before”. Sometimes I’m not satisfied so I change a whole part of the drawing, like for instance the color of the sheets (from white to blue) or Bucky’s right hand (the first one was awful). I also use the “Liquify” and the “free transform” tools to fix things I’m not satisfied with (here: the eyes that were not centered properly). However, don’t get me wrong, I know where I’m going when it comes to colors, compositions, textures, etc…What I change are just minor adjustments. I also work on the hair at the end because for me, it’s the cherry at the top of the Sunday. When I can leave it as the last step, I do it. You see, for instance here, I used as a reference a picture of Sebastian Stan with short hair. I just drew the basic shape of the hair in black and drew the long hair and all the details when the art was almost done. (I started to draw long strands at the beginning, but finally no, I stepped back)

When it comes to the palette itself, sometimes I keep a palette close to the reference picture because I find it interesting or beautiful, sometimes I create my own palette and go wild when it comes to colors but at a moment or a another, I do some color adjustments. Choosing my palette comes rather naturally, it’s a question of habits too but I never strick to a restricted palette. I love it when it’s flamboyant and shinny. :)

Tools of the trade: Photoshop CS6. I use the Photoshop Default set and also the Mar-Ka brush set. Here is a gif that includes all the steps of a color artwork I did for this tut:

Voilà! I hope that now my way of coloring an artwork is less obscure. Thanks a lot anon ♥

People who complain about Kylo Ren really get on my nerves.

“He’s so whiney”. “He’s so childish”.

YES, THAT’S THE POINT!

People say that he isn’t frightening enough ever since his mask came off to reveal an ordinary boy because he doesn’t display the typical ‘bad guy’ stereotypes. He’s not old and haggard, with horrific scars all over his face and two different coloured eyes.

He’s just normal. And to me, that’s more frightening.

Yes, Kylo has anger issues and yes, he may be just an inexperienced kid. But that makes him unpredictable. This is a guy who is deeply conflicted and is at war with himself, so no one can know what he is thinking and what he will do next.

Unpredictability is the most frightening trait of all.

Not only this, but it really irks me how people don’t seem to appreciate or at least SEE that Kylo is a great character who has depth, mystery and shows that he is actually HUMAN. This is a villain who actually shows emotion, and wears it quiet obviously, something I think is quiet significant to his character and separates him from the typical antagonists we get today. Whether you looked into him deeply enough to see this though is the problem.

But, nobody can say to me that they DIDN’T see the deep conflict and inner torment inside Kylo with that scene on the bridge with his father, Han.

This is someone that’s hurting, and hurting badly.

We have been given a villain that is deeply complex, deeply interesting and like no other Star Wars character we have ever seen before.

And all people do is whine about him.

My advice is, before you start bashing a character and the actor who plays him or her (which is really low in my opinion) why don’t you actually PAY ATTENTION to that character.

The least you can do is show appreciation for a character that many, MANY people have worked hard to give you.

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List of People who Attended the Genepro Performance of the “Musical Touken Ranbu Kashuu Kiyomitsu Tanki Shutsujin 2017”

Featuring Sato Ryuji as Kashuu Kiyomitsu

Touken Danshi

  • Kuroba Mario (Mikazuki Munechika)
  • Kitazono Ryo (Kogitsunemaru)
  • Sakiyama Tsubasa (Ishikirimaru)
  • Saeki Daichi (Iwatooshi)
  • Ohira Shunya (Imanotsurugi)
  • Arisawa Shoutarou (Izuminokami Kanesada)
  • Imari Yu (Nagasone Kotetsu)
  • Yokota Ryugi (Monoyoshi Sadamune)
  • Miura Hiroki (Higekiri)
  • Takano Akira (Hizamaru)

*Torigoe Yuki (Yamatonokami Yasusada) couldn’t make it to the performance, but he still Tweeted his support for Ryuji ♥

Human Team

  • Tanaka Shigemi (Musashibou Benkei)
  • Kako Lion (Fujiwara no Yasuhira)
  • Araki Kentarou (Minamoto no Yoshitsune)
  • Takagi Tomoyuki (Hijikata Toshizou)

Ensemble

  • Katayama Hironori
  • Sugiyama Ryoji
  • Tauchi Tokihiro
  • Date Yasuhiro
  • Hayashi Mizuki
  • Naka Takashi

Production Team

  • Sugita Miou

Touken Ranbu Staff

  • Digitarou (Nitro+ Producer) *He also visited the rehearsal and attended the first public performance
  • Oke Hazama (Nitro+ Producer)

Bouquets

  • Team Sanjou
  • Team Shinsengumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu
  • SHOWROOM
  • Orange Rouge

NOTE: There are most likely others who attended the performance, but these were the people who Tweeted/blogged about their attendance as of October 5, 2017.

Personal Comment:

The first experimental production since the Trial Performance as it would be the first time the Musical Touken Ranbu has done a full in-character 2.5D solo live, and it looks the first day was a huge success! Also, I’m loving how so many of, not just the cast, but also the staff and crew showed up to show their support for the franchise, the team and, of course, their soutaichou (loosely translated to “captain-commander” or “head captain”, which is the informal title that the production people and the fans use to refer to Ryuji because he was one of the unofficial company leaders for “Atsukashiyama Ibun” and Kashuu Kiyomitsu was the first Touken Danshi to officially be appointed captain in Toumyu) xD

And, we finally get a reunion of Team Sanjou after such a long while! It’s fitting, I guess, that this happened during SatoKiyo’s solo live with all of them showing up to support their captain ♥ How adorable is that fan with the comment of “Captain Kashuu!!” written on it (and with Shunya and Tsubatan obviously dressed in Kiyo’s colours xD). Also, do I see a hint of red and black there Imarin? LOL!

I’m also kind of aw-ing at how many of them managed to turn up for the Genepro performance. I’m not sure about the rest, but Shunya had a LINE LIVE, Imarin had an evening performance in another production and Tsubatan had an interview on the same day right after the Genepro performance, and they still took time out of their busy schedules to attend as a show of their support ♥ ♥ ♥

Also, Digitarou-san xDDDD I’m still not over how he visited the final rehearsal, attended the Genepro performance *and* also attended the first public performance. The best part? He Tweeted about all of it. LOL! Once after the rehearsal. Once after the Genepro. And once after the first public performance.