I just saw a post that was like “if you research names for your characters from the cultures you’re writing about you’re appropriating culture uwu” like yeah you should do your research so nothing drastic happens in translation or anything but that is not cultural appropriation wtf
anyone know how to make transparent backgrounds in krita?
i’ve tried just making the background layer invisible, but when i save it as a png the background is just solid black instead of transparent. i tried to make do with online photo editors but the end result is always jaggy. any suggestions?
Tumblr tells me that 1/2 of your recent post contains sensitive media. Do you think Tumblr fucked up on my side or your side?
Can’t believe flowers and tiny dragons are now considered SENSITIVE MATERIAL to tumblr… Honestly…I have no idea what to do about this. Tumblr screwed up so badly. My blog NEVER contained any sensitive material except perhaps one or two swear words being used in some of my comics.That’s it. But tumblr has marked my blog under sensitive material in a way that I myself cant view and have no control over. I have no idea how to end this and my anger grows with each day because I never know if my next post will be marked as “not safe for work” and wont appear under the safe tumblr search.
If anybody can help me in this matter, please do. Right now Im just shrugging it off because I ran out of ideas on what to do.
You do know it's okay that you haven't been writing, right? It kinda sounds like you feel you owe someone something or somewhat. It's just... I really hate how pressured fic writers often seem to be, like, we all need to appreciate y'all instead of giving you the feeling of expectation, in a way? I don't know what I'm trying to say, but your answer made me feel like I really wanna give you a hug. Ignore me.
To be honest, I do feel like I owe someone something? I always feel so guilty when I don’t answer an ask and despite knowing tumblr and writing are just hobbies, I can’t shake the feeling. Maybe it is a general fic writer pressure thing, that definitely exists. I think it’s like, I don’t feel like I’m earning my place if I’m not answering fic requests? Which is insane but it’s how I feel. Thank you for writing to me with this, though. I really appreciate it and will readily accept your hug!
Hi! I have a question I've been dying to ask you for a while now. I've been seeing all of these animatics on YouTube, and I've been wanting to make my own so badly. However, I don't know what programs to use, or how to fool around with them to get the frames right. I was wondering since you are so talented in digital art and animation, if you could maybe upload a tutorial to your YouTube account, or maybe just on tumblr to help ppl like me? It would help more than u can believe! Tysm!!!
First of all you don’t need a particolar program to do animatics, I use manga studio/clip studio paint to make the drawings and then sony vegas to put it all toghether with the music but heck you can do it even with paint and movie maker, it’s not the tool that make the artist.
There’s not really a tutorial I can do because it’s just animation with less frames and colors. When it comes to animatic, since you’re limited by less frames everything that count is the fluidity and how compatibles your drawings are with the music. If you have a loud bang and your character is falling down you want the momentum of the fall (the moment they hit the ground) timed perfectly with the loud bang in your music. It’s all about having a good sense of time and knowing how to use the music at your advantage. I’ve seen so many animatics that compleately ignored the music and just limited the characters opening they mouths when talking and that would be ok for a simple video but you need to make a music video. The video has to follow the music.
Taking as example my animatics you got helpless, story of tonight rep. and congratulation. they are respectively a upbeat song, a very goofy and comic song and a more drammatic/serious one. You have to learn how to time your frame accordingly to the kind of music you’re animating. For the upbeat music everything is constantily moving, for the goofy music times are comedic times focussed on the silly movments of the characters and the drammatic one needs drammatic camera movments and right timing for the rack up of a lot of tension and then at the right time release that tension.
Movment is extremely important, a blink of a eye, a boucy hair or dress, a little squatch/strech inbetween frames can make a huge difference. I suggest you watch this and if you want also the rest of the videos I consider them the bible of animation.
There’s so much things I could talk about but everything is just shades and shades of you needing to speriment with it but all the important things are 1 follow the beats and the song 2 try to make the characters match their voices feelings 3 add movments whenever you can
Just try to study the animatic you like more, pause them frame by frame if you need it, figure out what they did and how you can do it too
How do you think the Jon/Dany relationship will go? Kit Harington said once in an in interview that they would either fuck or fight (he might have been trolling us but who knows). So what do you personally think might happen in the upcoming season with the mother of dragons and our KiTN? And what about Sansa? How will she react to that, if we presume she has feelings for Jon? Thanks in advance:)
**putting my answer under the cut, just in case this winds up in a j/d tag when it’s not fuckin’ supposed to but this is tumblr so who knows** **but i’m not about to start drama bc i’m tired and also not an asshole** **anyway consider this your disclaimer: this is not a j/d-friendly post**
Do you know anything about the filming process? I mean I read that they shot scenes at Marlon's, the school and the Kollektivet's house is real too, but did they use studios? How big was production? For me it always gave an impression that shooting was kinda like a student theatre stuff and I mean it in the best possible way, but than I read on a tumblr that script was really detailed and didn't give much space to improv and so.
Hey! I don’t know much, but I know that they never used studios and that it was a small low cost production all the way :) the script had all the lines written so there where few improv lines, but the actors made the scrips ‘theirs’ if you get what I mean? Like just watching the hey briskeby videos everything is so natural and atleast to me it doesn’t even feel like they have a script
Them: ummmm what? I’m confused? do you not know anything about astrology? you only answer questions not related to astrology, wow, way to run an astrology blog!
— Y'all need to learn how to utilize references such as online articles instead of relying on astrology bloggers to answer shit for you just because you were lazy. That’s how must of us learned - by researching stuff online and/or reading books. P.S. No blogger on Tumblr is obligated to answer questions they don’t want to answer, or questions they don’t have the answers to. Stop being big babies and move on.
Faye you're basically the witch mama of all of tumblr so could I get some mom advice? I randomly came down with a fever today and I feel awful about being sick in the summer. I know I'm going to get better how do I stay positive about it all?
Oh my, what a very sweet thing to say. Let’s see what we can do for you.💙
I like to remind myself while my body may be sick my brain isn’t, I tend to get swept up in the “poor me” dialogue when I’m feeling under the weather but that just makes it worse! Despite being sick I tried to remind myself to say positive things about who I am and my situation otherwise despite being sick.
Take sensory care! It can be overwhelming when you’re sick if everythings a mess, too loud, too smelly, whatever. Even if it’ just your little nest in your bed, light a clean smelling candle, get a box of tissues, ask your family/roommate for quiet if you live with any, and a clean blanket. Or do something small like wipe down a table or water your plants to still feel active and productive. Keep it small!
Ask yourself: Does this have good energy? No point in reading, watching, or listening to something that’s going to make you feel down when you’re already low energy. Try to find a dvd, show, or book that keeps things relatively up beat or at least keeps you invested!
Try not to isolate yourself, let family, friends, or me know you’re not feeling well - we’ll check up on you.
Let yourself be nurtured, it will help along the healing process.
Stay hydrated! I’m sure you and everyone knows this but please please drink water!
It will not only hydrate you and flush what needs flushing and keep your cells in optimal fighting shape, it will help your brain counteract negativity. Our moods are very dependent on proper hydration and it’s easy to forget to drink when you’re in napping all day!
I hope this helps a little sweetheart and I hope you feel better. May the winds of good fortune be at your back.💨💞
I've been having trouble lately... I was born a female and identify as a genderfluid male (this blog helped me figure that out, so thanks!). I want to get a binder but I'm only thirteen, meaning I can't buy it myself. My dad doesn't know that I identify as this and I'm nervous about telling him because he's acted strange since I told him I was asexual. What should I do?
You could get the binder through a friend by giving them money to order it, or you can use some alternative binding techniques like these
Is there anything we (as in your readers) can do to help you in terms of your writing? What I mean is... I confess I always get a little nervous reading WIPs because it always breaks my heart if they end up going unfinished. I think you've said in the past you are committed to both BtH and BH&H, but I just wanted to let you know how much I adore your stories and that you have my support!
This is an interesting question that I haven’t been asked before, so thank you, Anon!
As a writer, I haven’t finished everything I’ve started. Some are still ongoing, some are on hold for later, some I intended to write more but just never wound up going back to, and some just didn’t turn out the way I originally envisioned. When that happens, sometimes I keep going in the new direction, other times I’m just not feeling the story enough to do that. I do view Tumblr as a way to be more experimental and try things out that I don’t post on ff.net or AO3 - BH&H actually started as a Tumblr one shot that I didn’t plan on continuing at first.
BtH and BH&H are the two I am 100% committed to finishing, no matter what happens. Even if I stop watching Once, I will always love CS and the epic love story that we watched for 5 seasons, and I want to continue my take on a pirate/princess swashbuckling adventure, and an angel/demon paranormal romance that the show and the characters and the actors inspired. I’m a fic reader to, and I know the pain of unfinished WIPs from the other side.
One thing I find disheartening is to post a new chapter and almost immediately the response is “Update soon!” or on the last chapter of BtH there was a review that said the chapter was “short but good.” My chapter average on both those fics is 5,000-8,000 words - I don’t consider that short. After spending hours writing, researching, editing, and trying to produce 10 to 20 pages of engaging prose…c’mon, all you can say is short but good? I get that some people struggle to write reviews, but quoting a line they particularly liked and saying “this was my favourite part of the chapter” or something like that is pretty easy, and it makes me smile. Reblogging fics, reblogging the gifs and edits people make of fics, leaving kudos on AO3, writing a rec post and tagging the author, we’re all feedback junkies!
Heck, sending me this message when I posted, “hey, Beyond the Horizon has reached this pretty big milestone and I wanted to share it with all of you” helps me, to have the support for the story as a whole and not just for updates. I’ve known for a while that it would probably go over a million views which meant a lot to *me*, but I didn’t know if anyone else would really care, you know? I still get a little nervous when it comes to putting myself out there for things like this.
I just woke up, I quickly checked Tumblr, and then I saw this… How to say…
GUYS THANK YOU SO MUCH !
I began to post less than two months ago and you are already so many ?
You are amazing ! I want to speak with everyone and discover so much more about you ! Never hesitate to come and speak, I love meeting new persons, talking about everything, I already do it with some of you, but everyone is interesting and has a lot to teach to others.
If you have any question you would like to ask me, about anything you want to know, do it, I will answer back.
You know, one of these days I hope Trey Parker/Matt Stone do an “Ask me” thing on Tumblr (A-hem @staff/@support so we can finally send things to emotionally hurt them.
Not like “Lol u suck” but rather “How does it feel knowing that literal Nazis are spouting your talking points verbatim because you were such a formative influence on them ideologically?”
Or, “Does ManBearPig still work as an episode now that the evidence has become viscerally clear that global warming is rocketing us towards apocalyse; and it may be too late because of the lack of action thanks to right-wing contrarianism like yours?”
Or “How does it feel that you’ve completely missed the point of Mel Brooks’ transgressive comedy and thusly are becoming more irrelevant by the day?”
OMG did you see Seb at the Baby Driver premier? Whyyyyyy? How can someone be so beautiful. Leather jacket + beard = 😍 Do you think he know what he does to us? Like does he do this on purpose? I bet he creeps on tumblr!!!
1. always post the rules 2. answer the questions given by the person who tagged you 3. write 11 questions of your own 4. tag 11 people you want to get to know better (or however many you want)
1. whats the first book you remember being ‘your favourite’? Mr Wolf’s Pancakes! when i was younger i stashed it down the side of my bed and read it every night
2. how would you describe yourself in 5 words? loyal, proud, anxious, sarcastic, intelligent
3. whats your most common typo? probably one of my tumblr tags.. actually writing that i realise i always write ‘probabky’
4. do you consider yourself the hero or the villain in your story? i like to think hero
5. what inspires you to be a better person? kind mutuals and my friends being nice
6. if you could speak and be fluent in any other language, without having to learn or be taught it, what would it be? japanese
7. fave disney character? you don’t understand,,, i’m obsessed with disney, i spend all of my money on disney plushes and figures. i’m gonna say stitch, mike, wall-e, dory, cogsworth, merida
8. which historical figure would you most like to meet? marsha p johnson
9. (my personal fave) if you were a kitchen utensil…..what would you be? omg this is such a good question. i would be a butter knife because the idea of a knife is scary but i’m actually a softie?!
10. what would you tell one-year-ago-yourself rn? stop stressing out, all of this stress and worry is definitely not permanent
11. what is it like being so lovely? who, me?? you are wrong
1. what’s one thing you wish you knew about your ancestry?
2. what is your dream concert?
3. what is your personality type (mbti)?
4. what is your hogwarts house?
5. do you have any pets?
6. if you were a mythical creature, what would you be?
7. what is the meaning behind your url?
8. is your star sign an accurate representation of you?
9. clutter or minimalism?
10. do you dream regularly? what about?
11. is tumblr a positive place for you overall?