i did a background and everything

I had the chance to ask Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, some questions about her plans for America’s children.

When I asked her about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, DeVos said that she believed the issue is “a matter best left to the states.” At best, this was a gross misunderstanding of the federal statute, and at worst a suggestion that private schools could receive federal educational funds even if they did not honor the civil rights of children with disabilities.

Education is the key to everything we want to achieve as a nation. It’s a critical driver of economic growth, and the mechanism for individuals – regardless of their background – to learn the skills to achieve their dreams. We need a Secretary of Education who will do right by all of our children and put their priorities ahead of politics.

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Senator Tim Kaine, after DeVos’ nomination hearing that she was embarrassingly unprepared and unqualified for.

Or, as Kaine suggest, worst case scenario is that her performance is her at her most prepared, and she is fully prepared to strip away the foundations of a free and appropriate public education for our highest need students.

anonymous asked:

thanks! feel free not to answer. i just read about this today and i was just wondering if noel actually did date 16 year old pixie geldof? because that's so gross and like it's upset me to find it out. or is it just a rumour?

No worries nonny - I can fully understand how these stories upset some folks. 

All of these stories come from the English Gutter Press so it is definitely a rumour but I guess we’ll never know the actual truth. They’ve always denied it and that is important. We should probably take their word for it and not the press. They were Noel’s party days so I suspect there was plenty of snogging and canoodling and general lary behaviour going on between the group he was a part of. They’d have been boozing and drugs and trawling from one party to the next. And the papers loved reporting about it. Plus with Pixie’s (and then Peaches’) background they were always keeping an eye on her and reporting on everything she did - and she was always reported to have been pretty wild. 

Did Pixie have a crush on Noel - maybe, we all do don’t we? But did he reciprocate - who knows? What we do know is that it’s clear that he and Lliana still care about Pixie and they are friends from the series of pictures from the VIP area of The Strokes gig in 2015. I do think if something really really untoward had happened between 2007-2009 then they wouldn’t have greeted each other so nicely. 

*** God Noel’s sideburns look good in these. 

My advice - take it all with a pinch of salt but don’t for one second think he’s squeeky clean because he certainly wasn’t. He has pretty much apologised for all that period though and is genuinely embarrassed by it now. I personally have never let these rumours change how I feel about him - maybe because I’m the same age as him and have a certain amount of crazy days behind me too. 

I try not to post anything too controversial on here as I want it to be a fun blog, but please know I respect everyone’s own personal opinions on this issue and understand they may completely differ from mine. Love ya’ll. xx

Jack and Durkadur!
Im SO PROUD of the way Trico and the background came out! I need to fix the coloring style for Jack because (as you can tell) it doesn’t match with everything else. But all in all I’m SOOOOOOO proud of this one! I absolutely love this game! The art style and animations in it make my lil digital-graphics student heart swell, and i love watching how happy it makes Sean to play it!

Thank you so much @therealjacksepticeye for showing us a really beautiful game! And I really hope you like this (almost complete) drawing I did!

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OMG. JASMINE DOING HER BOYFRIEND’S PART. RENEE SINGING IN FRENCH. LIN IN THE BACKGROUND. THE WOMAN WHO DID HERCULES. THE WAY RENEE SINGS NEXT TO DAVEED. THE WAY ANTHONY WATCHES JAS SING AHH I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS 

Parks and Rec Study Moods
  • The Leslie: highlighting, binders full of color coded tabs, ends all-nighters by going out for waffles, Hamilton playing in the background, makes Quizlets and the Google Doc study guide for a class and sends them out to everyone... 2 weeks early, always studying in advance
  • The Ann: studying with classmates at starbs, starts a group chat so everyone can help each other, talks friends who are freaking out to calm down, somewhat color coded review sheets, washi decorating everything, uses all the study research-based tips like writing in blue pen to remember things
  • The Ron: doesn't study bc it goes against the system and screw the system, (when he does it's outside amongst nature, alone, leaves his phone at home, only uses a stack of paper and a black pen, textbook, bonus if there's breakfast food as a snack)
  • The Tom: lives by Treat Yo Self™ down to M&M's for every paragraph read, pop music blaring over headphones, sits in the library and is always part of "that loud table", works best in groups bc always gets distracted by social media when alone
  • The Donna: takes breaks between problems to do her nails one nail at a time, has a ton of colorful gel pens, has fancy headers on all her notes, always puts her v alive social life on hold during exams, sometimes studies in her car (a.k.a. her fav space), listens to classical/opera
  • The April: studying at work, has a tab open for whatever she's being paid for but the rest is all school stuff, takes notes on post its and adds it all on her textbook, listens to dark wave, usually works alone at the library or dark hipster cafe, always with coffee as black as her soul
  • The Andy: energy drinks, tries to get organized the night before the test but fails miserably and ends up just reviewing what he has, that works fine for him, studies right until the test is on his desk, listens to alt rock, sugary snacks and junk food all day, naps a ton
  • The Mark: turns on Do Not Disturb so people won't bother him, sighs constantly, makes mind maps, uses the Pomodoro method but checks for break time /far/ too often, given up on his GPA but still tries on the dl, eats chips, goes MIA right after a test to avoid talking to others about it
  • The Chris: records lectures and listens to them while doing cardio, makes fruit-based study snacks like acaí bowls and smoothies, teaches himself by tutoring others, lives in athleisure, makes lists for everything, uses flashcards to test himself and others
  • The Ben: makes up little stories to remember details, uses mnemonics too, always in the library, bothers all the TAs by arguing over lost points, sometimes loses track of time while watching gamers on Twitch, seems organized but check his planner bc it is A Mess™
  • The Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry: makes silly mistakes, goes to all available review sessions and extra office hours, puts in a lot of effort in everything, makes very visual notes, does what is necessary and then takes time off to recharge, often forgetful, works best surrounded by positivity

When I was a kid, my parents used to sell at a living history event called The Fair at New Boston near Springfield, OH. It was a magical place for a child.

My godsister and I had innumerable fantastic adventures at New Boston. At that time, she was my other half, almost an extension of my soul - we did everything together. We knew every nook and cranny of that place, and everyone knew us. It was our kingdom.

There was one adventure, and only one, which we did not share. We were about seven at the time. I can’t remember why she was not there that day, but out of loneliness I ended up hanging out with an older boy. He was the son of the wagon-driver, from a largely nomadic family that kept oxen and horses. My godsister and I had known him for years as a background character to our own adventures. He was a quiet boy, reserved, and perhaps put off by the kind of fierce light my godsister seemed to emanate. My own light was softened in her absence, and the wagon-boy and I spent a quiet afternoon upending river stones and collecting snail shells. Then he showed me his secret - a baby squirrel he had rescued. He kept it in a hat and fed it formula from a bottle. I was enchanted, so he showed me more - a whole nest of baby birds, a bunny. He’d raised more in the past. He showed me how he crushed up worms and insects and put them in a dropper for feeding the birds.

It wasn’t an eventful day, but it was a magical moment. I felt strangely protective of it because it was *my* adventure, not shared with my partner. It has a surreal, glittery, golden quality in my memory, like a story or a dream. But it was real. I wonder where that boy is now?

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from a purely aesthetic standpoint, The Force Awakens ripped off from A New Hope so much that it actually has less new spaceship designs than Rogue One did. (You know, the movie that came directly before it.) Meaning in like idk 30 or so years they updated the tech, but never changed the look of it. I don’t buy it. Thats as if we were using an updated P-40 to bomb ISIL.

The only new ship in TFA was Kylo Rens, beyond anything in the background. They changed the look of everything else, but it was still clearly identifiable as an X-wing or a Star Destroyer.

In Rogue One you have all the variations of the cargo ship, the U-wings (absolutely gorgeous), the two new variations of Tie Fighter, Krennic’s Shuttle, The Hammerhead Corvette, and I think the Rebel Flagship was new as well. You could even count the Star Wars: Rebels ship in there.

So, what the fuck?

I love both of these movies but damn TFA do you own thing

anonymous asked:

how did you make that animatic??? o.O and how long did it take?? it looks so cool!

(the animation)

I drew the background/most of the assets in around 3-5 hours. the animation that was frame by frame probably took a solid 3-4 hours mostly because I tried a couple of techniques before settling on rotoscoping jun’s walk. converting this all to AE and still learning the program took a good 3 hours, but it’s a long shot so it was worth all of this. 

It didn’t feel long to do because nothing was busy work, really

I started with the main composition, drawing everything in photoshop and then getting ready for after effects.  

I used the kitchen to frame everything and figure out what I needed to draw extra of, because really the canvas looks like this:

there’s a lot of overlap/hidden parts, these parts will move more in the panning motion so stuff like the table in the front needs to be completely made.

each bit is on its own layer so it can move at different rates when putting it into AE. The really bright red bits are for masks so I don’t forget, the red on the stove is for their reflections, and the red on the TV is for green screening the news later (need to put it into premiere… lol).

I also did some rotoscoping and animation in photoshop to be carried over.

bai’s head is a couple of drawn heads turning off and on. I added a bit of give to them too.

jun’s walking is a rotoscope (drawn ontop of video) of myself walking.

again! each bit is on its own layer, and it basically turns off and on as the animation goes on. this also applies for their reflections!

now for the after effects bit:

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inhalation (catch your breath)

I’ve had a lot of feelings about the most recent episode and just in general the past week. Have a rough sketch of some of them, from a certain rogue’s point of view. (written mostly at 3am and briefly edited/revised)


He knows some things after the battle is over, the fight finished, if not necessarily won:

  • His goddess’ presence weighs heavy on the city
    • It’s stronger than he’s felt before
    • He has an urge to honor the dead, to find a resting place for each body that fell
    • She tells him without words that he doesn’t need to worry about it
      • (there are bigger concerns; your place is with your family)
  • His vengeance for his mother, for his sister, for his family of blood is quenched
  • His vengeance for his family of choice still burns
    • Raishan is still out there with:
      • two eggs
      • Thordak’s body
    • He feels like he has failed
    • He dragged them all down into this mess
      • He started it
      • He failed to finish it
      • He wishes he was stronger
      • He knows now that he has to be

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A collab comic with @foxblaze about a glitch we found in RWBY Grimm Eclipse because she got stuck between a shingle and a crate when we were trying to get an artifact from a jumping puzzle. We tried everything to nudge her out nothing worked

(Why)

She drew Ren (look at that lovely face she put on him), helped me think of a comic layout/dialogue, and the speech bubbles. I did Nora, the coloring, and background. 

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150901 Jikook ❤

I want to talk about this videos that Jimin put on Jungkook birthday last year *old*😅
Jimin posted 5 videos that day (i’m just using 2 cus i made too many gifs and they don’t fit)

The first four were just wishing him happy birthday, what he wanted to eat, what he wanted to do and what he wanted to receive but all this videos were with the same filter (just a normal one, everything good☺)….

But the last one is different, first the filter change and there is even music on the background 🙄😚…but the important thing is Jk didn’t answered Jm kiss? question 😏
No…he just did that smile/smirk while looking at the camera (but we know they use the front camera) so…of course they are looking at each other, i mean Jm is smiling too 😎😎😎

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“If memory served, it happened in the beginning of the 13th century…”


So I guess it’s kinda self explanatory;
My fake anime scenes of Crowleys story from the Michaela novels.

I think this is a good example of what happens when you get a little too excited, have no self control and are a perfectionist artist.
This took me about three weeks to finish, since I wanted to post them all together. The characters are of course references from the original OnS anime to make it look more believable as actual screenshots. I did take some artistic freedom with some of the designs e.g. Jose and Victor, and of course Crowleys hair and Ferid’s appearance in general. But I think I did ok.
Drew, colored and shaded everything myself.
And yes, I did draw seven different backgrounds all by myself. A task I’ve never taken before and this was actually a really good challenge for me, never before had I realized how much background actually matters in a picture. And to be honest I’m really happy with the results.
(Also reduced jpg quality on purpose.)
“Subtitles” are from the fan-translated english version of the story by @chilly-territory

This was probably one of the biggest projects I’ve ever taken and it was a lot of blood, hype and tears all the way.
I really hope you like it~

So even though I did not have time to post this yesterday, I still wanted to say happy two year anniversary to Star Vs the Forces of Evil! ❤😄❤ I saw the premiere for this show at Comic Con a few months before it aired, so the day the show premiered, I dressed in a Star Butterfly inspired outfit. Who would have known that in only two years, and many Star Butterfly cosplays later, that this show would become one of my absolute favorites? Everything from the story, characters, voice acting, music, backgrounds; etc. are wonderfully done! Also, every single Star Cast and Crew member that I have met are so talented and kind. They constantly inspire me not only as an artist, but as a human being.

Also, lets not forget someone else I’m greatly inspired by; the character Star Butterfly herself. I could write a novel about her, but one reason I really admire her is because she’s so unapologetically herself. 💕 I love every chance I get to cosplay her and be able to connect with so many of you in the fandom. I’ve luckily met many fans of this show and I only hope to meet more of you in the future! You guys are my fam and I look forward to gushing over the second half of season 2 with you all this February. 

(Also, on a personal note, I’ve been very busy recently with some non-cosplay related stuff, so I may not be updating as often for a little while. I’ll still be as active as I can be on all my social media though! Thanks for understanding, love you all!)

Star Butterfly is me, Marco Diaz is heyveve/ Veveisme. Cosplays made by Veveisme. Top two photos taken by mikerollerson, bottom left by Veveisme, bottom right by @wirelost-photography

Au in which Otabek is a hero lost in the woods and Yuri is a fairy warrior who nearly kills him at first and wants to fight everything. (I might add shadows and highlights to it later idk)

(Disclaimer - I did not draw the background I edited a photo from weheartit and I couldn’t find the source)

I love Danny Phantom as is but it’s a shame it wasn’t targeted for a slightly older audience.  The characters it has, though often silly and butt-end of jokes and puns have actually really intense backgrounds.

Like Ember for example was supposedly burned to death before she ever made her musical career.

Princess Dorathea was constantly verbally abused by her older brother stuck in a castle that was frozen in time.  Until she came to realize she was just as powerful as he was and she didn’t have to take his bullshit anymore.  Did I mention she was also a dragon.

You had a timeline where the hero lost everything, gave up his humanity and took over with malicious intent. 

Valerie Grey and her dad had it all, lost it and she went into ghost hunting to help support her father and out of revenge.  And in that alternate timeline she alone stood up to the villain.

Dani Phantom, a defective clone betrayed by her creator whom she saw as a father.

If these characters were in a show targeted towards teens then I think the show would have been intense.

anonymous asked:

Can you tell us more about your webcomic?

YESS! I don’t wanna tell a whole lot bc I did want this to be on the mystery side of things! I’ll explain the background a bit, the comic takes place in 1995, America. 

and so this is Clay,

he’s 18, horror movie enthusiast, and the biggest nerd to ever nerd basically. 

He goes to school with Rico.

Who is Clay’s bully essentially.  Locker shoving, wedgies you name all the cliche’s. But yeah, he’s got … issues…