Raidou: I’ve been telling you for years that one of these days you were going to choke on it, and now look what happened.
I don’t have time in my life to read what I haven’t and to catch up on the new BtB flash forward (because good things must be savored in perfect settings, but jeez I’m so excited I could die), so I wanted to at least post a Genma related thing in honor of its release…but all the pieces I have in my binder that have been waiting to be posted are…angsty at best (apparently I only draw dramatic Genma. Shocker)
So have this doodle I did after work today instead of all that. I mean, cuz, has he ever near accidentally swallowed his senbon, and how much would that freaking hurt??
ok so usually i sleep talk and sometimes i do sleep actions, which are mostly just accidentally kicking my cat in the face but last night, and i have no idea what the context was behind this, i gave a sleep thumbs up
Not long from now, Kurt was going to start seeing someone. A while after, that someone would discover he had a sister he didn’t know about. A year or two after that, the sister was going to be present when Kurt married his someone. And a bit further down the line, Kurt would be one of the first people to hold his newborn twin nephews. There were going to be years of happiness. Years of blessings. And then the someone would be gone, and he would take Kurt’s smile with him when he went. Things were going to be different after that. And Kurt wouldn’t be the same person he had been.
But that was then. And this was now.
Kurt had noticed a new boy showing up a few days ago, and had seen him hanging around Peter. He had been curious, of course, but he had decided to stay out of the way for a while and see if he would be introduced. But he wasn’t. Kurt knew it wasn’t because Peter had meant to keep anything from him – they were best friends, and Peter had never intentionally kept a friend or treat or game from Kurt – but he was forgetful. So Kurt decided to take it upon himself to remedy this problem.
It was a clear, warm day when Kurt finally caught up with the boy on the grounds, prancing over excitedly, a flower crown perched on his head from when one of the children had made it for him this morning.
“Hallo!” he said cheerfully, all big smiles and bright eyes. “You are new here, ja? And a friend of Peter’s?” He held out a hand to him – his nephew, who wouldn’t be born for several years yet. “I am Kurt Wagner!”
hey sorry to bother you, but i just wanted to let you know that the tumblr user allartaus is only 11 years old and has been veiwing your nsfw artwork I'm trying to message as many artists as possible privately because I don't really wanna make a callout post. this user clearly just searches the fontcest tag and I don't want any of the artists getting in trouble.
No you totally didn’t bother me, in fact you have help me and many other of my friends for spreading this information.
@allartaus, also any other underage people who see this post, you may probably find strange for being blocked by a certain amount of people (or maybe you know why). But in case you don’t know, I am gonna tell you the reason: As far as I know, artists who create NSFW (Non Safe For Work) contents can be faced prosecution AKA SEND TO JAIL (which is probably the worst case THAT CAN BE HAPPEN) if their NSFW work is being viewed on Tumblr by minors = anyone who is below 18 years old. I do not live in the US so I don’t fully understand American laws, but this is what I have been told by my friends in the fontcest fandom. So in short words: You, a 11 years old person, can bring danger to all the nsfw artists (even those you like!) just for you viewing/sharing their work.
I am not here to blame or scold you, I hope to tell you what kind of real things would happen in this real world, please think about the situation of others, and keep yourself from those artists, so they can be truly safe.
Oliver got her sister "killed" after cheating on her. She has every right to lash our. BUT despite that she still said she was sorry and wanted to be there for him. Now you bring up Laurel during her depression where she STILL said she was sorry.
True story: when I woke up this morning, I did the same thing I do every morning. I checked my email and then I browsed Twitter (and then I read some fic but that’s not relevant to this story so I’ll just wash over that bit). I saw these anons, smirked, and then headed over to Twitter where I posted this:
I got several lovely replies that made me chuckle. Thank you, Twitter crew. You guys are real.
Honestly? I kinda wish I’d written down last night exactly what I expected to receive in my inbox because it’s uncanny how spot on I was. Right down to the blaming my hate for Laurel on being an Olicity fan (that’s supposed to say “bitter”, not “biter” in that second ask there). I mean, the whole reason I stuck in the bit about forming this opinion before Felicity was even introduced was to underline that my feelings for Laurel had nothing to do with Olicity (and vice versa), but that’s fine. This person clearly can’t spell, I’m not sure I should hold them up to reading comprehension as well. Plus, I suppose I should give props to them for finding then post since I went to lengths to assure that it wouldn’t end up in the tags. Which tells me they go looking for anti LL posts. Which, omg you guys, that’s so depressing. Stop. Embrace the light.
I have a few minutes so I thought, hey, why not address these? The first anon starts off with saying that LL had very good reason to be upset. I DON’T DISAGREE. Here’s the reading comprehension thing again. Go back to my post and read what I said. Oh here, I’ll just excerpt it for you:
You see, LL had this undeniably sympathetic situation and somehow STILL MANAGED to be completely unsympathetic.
I stand by what I said. Because she wasted the sympathy that the audience wanted to have for her for her very righteous position by saying some of the most hurtful things. You think her apology towards the end of the episode made it all okay? How about the next day when he’d just got done recounting his father’s dead in front of a crowded courtroom and she basically told him the same thing again? How about all season 1 when she continually told him what a terrible person was, how he couldn’t possibly be the Hood because he’s far too selfish? I get it: some people lash out and then apologize. Sometimes, that works. Sometimes, it doesn’t. In Laurel’s case, in my esteem, it does not work because her reactions to Oliver show me a side of her personality that I find utterly repulsive.
Here’s the thing (and I’m about to get a little more personal than I usually do on this blog but bear with me): I’ve faced loss in my life. Terrible, tragic, gut-wrenching loss. And in the darkest moments, when my heart felt like it was being torn from my chest, I remember having one devastatingly clear thought:
I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
I’m not a hero. I don’t have some grand comic book destiny, a leather jacket or a hood or a mask or anything waiting for me after I’ve endured my crucible. I’m just an average person. I’m not more special, no more kind and compassionate than anyone else out there. But believe me when I say: when you’ve endured the depths that this life has to offer, the last thing you want is for more people to suffer that same fate. That doesn’t make you a good person, it makes you a decent person. Laurel did not show that quality in the slightest. And they expect me to believe that she’s a hero? HOW?!
I’m not saying that she had to forgive Oliver or even not be angry with him. Again, if you notice my initial post, my issue was how she expressed that anger. Because the things she said to him, both in the pilot and the episode(s) that followed crossed a line for me. And it wasn’t just about Oliver and the horrible things he did to her and her family. What about Thea? What about Moira? Laurel was basically saying that she wanted them to suffer as well, all because she’d been betrayed. Is it somehow better to excuse it as “she wasn’t thinking of them right then”? Because for me, its not.
On top of all of that, I was supposed to believe she was still in love with him? HAHAHA… no. Everything I’ve said is based on her just treating him like a fellow human being. Would you ever say that to someone that you love with all your heart? God, you guys. I honestly don’t know if any of you could actually say that you would, but if you can then I just find that so … sad. Legitimately SAD.
As for the rest of what these anons brought up: I get that they’re trying to rehabilitate her character but I’ve yet to really see Laurel do anything that isn’t at least slightly informed by her innate selfishness. I haven’t seen her have a truly heroic moment. I just got done rewatching all three seasons, believe me, I looked. I wanted to give her a chance this season but it was too little, too late.
Hi! First of all, Love your art! Actually i've got a non-fandom related question. Is there any way to prevent your hands from shaking while drawing? I can't draw smooth lines for the life of me.. Also any tips for drawing curvy shapes? I always end up drawing them a liitle pointy..
Ahh… I’m afraid that just takes practice.
And don’t… think about the shakiness of your hands. The more you think about it the shakier you’ll get.
What works somewhat well is just to… draw a line really really fast. Like, don’t spend a minute trying to draw one single perfect line. You’ll always get something shaky if you do that. Just go “f*** it” and draw that line, like whoosh. You’ll get a better line. It usually takes several tries to get the line in the exact angle and direction and shape you want, because you’re going so fast, but you’ll never get the line if you go slow.
As for curvy shapes, what works for me is: my hands seem to be quite fond of drawing straight lines so I use that to my advantage.
see that? The head and body in general are not made of straight lines, but the sketch above is pretty much made of nothing but straight lines. Use them to give the illusion of curves.
I can’t draw perfect curves either; I rely on lots of small straight lines to do the work for me.
Hope that helps! Remember: practice, and don’t “think” too much when you do. Just let your hand fly.
what she means:
Today is the day the 'Minions' film comes out. I have been dreading this day for a long time. The minions are everywhere and I can't take it anymore. WE MUST SEND BACK A TERMINATOR TO PREVENT THEM FROM EVER BEING CREATED. STOP SKYNET FROM EVER BEING BORN. JULY 10. Remember that date. Today is now our version of Judgement Day. delete Pierre Coffin and delete the minions from existence.