i don't know i thought it was interesting

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Sometimes just… knowing someone else can do something r e m a r k a b l e makes it possible for you to do it too.

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Tensions running high in the 12x14 sneak peek

anonymous asked:

Hello!! This may be a weird question but I too am heavily interested in birds but unlike you, I cannot draw them as well. :,^( If it's not too much work (if it is just ignore this, i don't mind), do you know of any good references or sources to learn more about birds from facts to anatomy? I know this is a pretty wide range so again, I totally understand if you can't! I just thought it was worth an ask. Thank you so much!!

i don’t really have any specific reference places but here’s some things i do. 

 drawing birds is arguably one of the hardest animals because of their feathers. unlike fat and fur that folds to the body in a way that’s usually readable to whats underneath, feathers sort of create a ‘bubble’ around the body which makes a lot of body parts indistinguishable to where one ends and another begins. so its important to always think in terms of skeletal anatomy:

birds are dinosaurs and therefore reptiles. looking at birds this way, it’s a lot easier to see their evolution.

with that in mind, say we wanna draw this dude. owls are pretty tough because their outward appearances are so deceiving.

we’ve got a neutral pose, feathers are generously surrounding most of the body so its no sweat, we don’t really know whats going on. but we can hide it. but now we want to make him move and look cool. without really knowing whats going on we might get stuck on something like this:

its always kind of stiff and frustratingly unrealistic. mostly this is because we just don’t have enough knowledge of the skeletal structure to work with. eyeballing anatomy on our first drawing might get something like the left, more than anything people aren’t generous enough with leginess of birds:

 owls do indeed have regular proportioned necks with the rest of their bodies. and their skulls are like that of any other stereotypical raptor under their mask of feathers (minus their freaky eye sockets and ears)) they can open their mouths wide just like a hawk or eagle can. it’s important to remember that birds with large wingspans do not magically lose their length when hidden. they are just conveniently folded in against their bodies.

knowing this we can try again. suddenly things seem to click in place more and have a believable-ness to them.

the rule of thumb for most birds is they have less body mass and more leg/neck than one thinks. they are lanky dinosaurs.

when we are looking at this:

we are seeing this:

with that rule, drawing birds becomes a lot less confusing. with practice you might just eyeball their feathered appearances but if not, going back to skeletal/muscle structure gives the base you need to draw convincing birds.

when it comes to specific body parts, the most challenging part for me personally have always been feet. birds with super twiggy feet are easier because one line per toe is easy to get away with. but when you get to birds with meatier feet, especially raptors, it gets difficult. my way of getting around this is to think of the actual ‘feet’ last. drawing each separate toe first gets confusing because you just find yourself trying to get them to each fit evenly together at the base of the foot. one always seems kind of skinnier or fatter than the others in my experiences, and by the time you correct it the gesture gets muddled and lost.

so i just skip that part until later, i draw talon first.

perhaps this is very unorthodox, but just like artists might square in the hands first on a human before working out the arms, i square in the talons to know where i want them before worrying how they go on exactly.

that way we have a clear gesture captured, and in my experience it is much more readable.

thats’ really all i can think of now in terms of my techniques, i hope this helps :V

Carolina

So, Harry has said before that his favourite song is Free Fallin’ by John Mayer, which as you may know is a cover of a famous song by Tom Petty. The opening line to Free Fallin’ is “She’s a good girl” - sound familiar?

Now let me draw your attention to another Tom Petty song (technically Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he was in a band before going solo too) called Mary Jane’s Last Dance. If you don’t know it, you might guess from just the title that it’s about a woman, but the name Mary Jane might also make you think of a certain drug. Does this woman/drug ambiguity seem familiar?

Well as it turns out, the lyrics of Mary Jane’s Last Dance are quite thematically similar to Carolina. The opening line of MJLD is “She grew up in an Indiana town” vs the opening line of Carolina - “She’s got a family in Carolina”. Some other interesting lyrics:

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I have Noticed some Things:

Harry Styles and Lorde’s careers and album launches are currently very similar.

Lorde releases a tv ad, just her in the back of a car having a snack while some music is playing in the background. She then released her new single called Green Light, and its revealed that the music in the background of her tv ad was part of Green Light. She releases her new song at 8am in her home country (New Zealand). She does radio promo. Releases the music video. Performs her single on SNL and debuts a new song there as well. She’s on the cover of Rolling Stone. She announces a world tour, tickets start selling before her album is released. Has pre-release listening party.

Harry releases a tv ad, just him walking through a door, music playing in the background. Releases his single, Sign of the Times. The music in the background of his tv ad is part of Sign of the Times. He releases the song at 8am in his home country(England). He does radio promo. Performance of Sign of the Times on SNL, debuts a new song there as well. On the cover of Rolling Stone. Announces world tour and sells it out before album is released. Has pre-release listening parties.

All this was happening at the same time, if a few weeks difference between events.I just thought these similarities were quite interesting. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, or add your own thoughts.

Thoughts Of The Signs
  • Aries: "I'm going to do this with or without you. I do not need you to show me how. I do not need you to watch me do it."
  • Taurus: "I can retract my kindness at any moment. I can make you sorry just as quickly as I can make you comfortable."
  • Gemini: "I just wish someone would believe me when I speak. Not everything I say is a joke. Not every game I play is in vain."
  • Cancer: "How about instead of complaining that I'm constantly moping, you give me a reason to stop moping?"
  • Leo: "There are times I feel like I should just stop speaking. I want to see who would honestly notice, or care."
  • Virgo: "I just wish someone would acknowledge my ideas. I want to feel important for more than two seconds. I want to be remembered."
  • Libra: "I want to show off those important to me. I want to tell everyone exactly what makes them special. I wish mere words could say it enough."
  • Scorpio: "People don't think I notice, but I do. I notice every slight change in behavior, right down to an odd blinking pattern."
  • Sagittarius: "You can either take me as I am or you can walk away. I'm not going to change my way of thinking to appease or align with your lifestyle."
  • Capricorn: "I will bulldoze anything that gets in my way. If it means I have to break a couple hearts on my way up, no problem. I'm not backing down."
  • Aquarius: "I don't have time to talk about it, I don't have energy to talk about it, and I don't have any seconds left to waste. Let's move on."
  • Pisces: "Just yesterday, it felt like everything was perfect. I know it's going to crumble to the ground. I know I destroy everything I touch. So I'm not expecting anything less."
Oblivious-To-Love Starters
  • "I had the biggest crush on you, it's embarrassing now that I think about it."
  • "I know this is silly but thank you for not making a big deal out of my crush on you, you never even mentioned it once."
  • "My boyfriend/girlfriend/partner doesn't like me seeing you because they know I still have feelings for you."
  • "How could you not have known how I felt? I thought everyone knew."
  • "I was so tempted to kiss you back then..."
  • "Everyone knew I had feelings for you, how could you not?"
  • "I kissed you on the cheek and you didn't say anything about it, I assumed you weren't interested."
  • "Are you kidding me? You seriously didn't know?"
  • "We kissed. I know it was small but it still meant something to me."
  • "You mean this whole time I've been flirting with you, you've not been interested at all."
  • "Of course I was flirting with you, I don't give compliments like that to just anyone."
  • "I told you I left my bedroom door unlocked, how could you not get the hint?"
  • "Of course I liked you, who the hell sends platonic love letters?!"
  • "Of course I wanted more. Nobody invites anyone over for coffee at 2am."
  • "Are you telling me that the whole time this has been one-sided?"
  • "Of course there was sexual tension, you just never reacted to it so I assumed it was only me."
  • "It was supposed to be a date, I didn't ask you out just to drink tea for no reason."
  • "I used to go home every night cursing myself for not having kissed you. Kind of wish I had the courage now."
The Types getting confessed to (By someone they also like)
  • <p> <b>ESFP:</b> What? Wow! I never saw this coming! This is great because I really liked you too! I was going to confess later in the day actually! Let's go out, bae ;)
  • ENFP: WOW WHAT??? Oh my gosh! This is so unbelievable! Did you know I liked you since grade 4? This is so awesome! We get to do all the cool things I've always pictured myself doing with you!<p/><b>ESTP:</b> No way! I like you too! This is so great, let me take you out, I'll bring you to this super awesome amusement park. I'll be your best first date ;D<p/><b>ENTP:</b> I mean I'm not surprised ;) Let's go out, like right now, I got tons of ideas of where to go. Do you have a preference for go karts, paintballing or waterpark?<p/><b>ESFJ:</b> *Smiles* I like you too! For a long time actually, I was just kinda unsure about how you felt...but this makes me so happy! You wanna go out sometime soon?<p/><b>ENFJ:</b> *Saw this coming but kept denying it to themselves* Woah are you serious?! I had a feeling but I didn't think I was reading it right. That's so awesome! I'll treat you so well <3<p/><b>ESTJ:</b> Oh wow that's...really great actually. You free this Friday night? I'll pick you up at 7pm, wear something nice ;)<p/><b>ENTJ:</b> *Mentally fits having a relationship into their busy schedule* You know what you're signing up with right? Perfect, I'll call you sometime to arrange a date<p/><b>ISFP:</b> *Is overwhelmed but excited* I really like you as well! Wow is this fate or something? I think this may be destiny ;)<p/><b>INFP:</b> ME TOO!!! *hugs* Sorry I'm just really happy, I was hoping you'd confess first :P<p/><b><p/><b>ISTP:</b> You...like me? Never saw that coming, since I think you're really cool as well :) We should go out sometime, you free?<p/><b>INTP:</b> Wait what....what. You mean like...romantically? Like you wanna date me? O.O Would've never guessed...well uhm, so what do we do from here?<p/><b>ISFJ:</b> Yes! finally! *hugs* this is so great, I've been really shy to show you all the love and appreciation I feel for you. I'm happy to finally be able to make it official :)<p/><b>INFJ:</b> No waaaaayyyyy *actually could tell since last week* we should really get to know each other some more, I'm really interested in spending some time with you if you want<p/><b>ISTJ:</b> ...I'll treat you right, I promise. I'll do my best to make you happy and make this work. I really like you.<p/><b>INTJ:</b> Are you sure....? Because I thought I was interested in you too, but I don't have much experience in this area. I think you and I should get to know each other a little bit more and come back to this :)<p/></p>

Thoughts on the S3 opening

So Glossaryck joins them again at some point in the season, probably early on if they’re letting us know now. Interesting

The trans pony!! She’s appearing in the show! And important enough to be in the intro!! Super excited to meet her

I never bought the theory that the blood moon thing was actually foreshadowing Tomco all along; I figured if Starco didn’t happen then they’d probably pull a platonic soulmates thing. But….

gee

they chose to put the blood moon here, at this particular point in the intro. and based on Daron’s comments about S3… wow, I think we’ll be in for an interesting ride and I’m looking forward to it

Also, Brian’s wearing his tiger costume again, so I’m definitely wondering what brought that on.

Oh, and it’s def. cool to see Miss Heinous is in the opening sequence now, even though it’s been obvious they’re going to continue with that plot in some direction

anonymous asked:

So, you posted the quick history of Olexians quite a while ago, but I'd like to ask what it means by hoofed feet and animal heels?

there’s your arbitrary lieutenant fact of the day 

pthepolarbear  asked:

Okay, I'm sorry to bother you and I don't even know if you take these sort of asks, but in HLV right before Sherlock is shot and they're looking at Janine (who's been hit over the head) on the floor? I just noticed that like the carpet in the room John got shot in by Eurus, there was a bright red carpet below her shaped like a bloodstain. I don't know if this means anything or if you're still interested in this sort of thing or if you already knew, but I just thought it was noteworthy.

deviant-doll said to inevitably-johnlocked: Hi there! I just noticed something while rewatching HLV and I don’t know what to make of it (or if someone already noticed), but when they are in CAM’s office, Janine is lying on a carpet which looks exactly like the one in the therapist/Eurus’ office, the big blood red one… it’s fleeting but it’s definitively there… could this fit in one of the theories going on around here? I’m not used to write meta, but just had to share the thought with someone ☺

Okay, I don’t know if you’re both the same person, but these two asks came in only a couple days apart, and only took so long because I didn’t see the rug in CAM’s office, since there’s no above-shot of it at all. This was the best I could get:

Which actually I think is the EXACT same rug as the one in TLD:

It’s got the same little sploochy ends on it (just go with it okay LOL), so I do think they reused that prop. The questions now are: 

  1. Was it deliberately done as a foreshadowing of events (John will be shot, which is what I think the surface symbolism of the rug is in TLD), and is symbolic of blood / injury?
  2. IF TLD is part of John’s TAB, is this something John placed in his story because he has seen it before when he helped Janine?
  3. If TLD is part of Unreliable Narrator, is this something Sherlock added as a detail?
  4. If this is Sherlock’s mind palace, is this a little detail he plopped into his story because he had seen it before when John was helping Janine?
  5. Or is it just a nice prop that was expensive and they wanted to give it more screen time?

All are pretty valid thoughts, I think. Either way, there must be a reason it’s SO prominent in TLD. It shows up very glaringly in many scenes with the therapist, and I think it’s mostly foreshadowing John’s possible gun-shot.

BTS as Things My Friends Have Said
  • Seokjin: Don't forget those fucking barbies.
  • Yoongi: nah bih I'm at work.
  • Hoseok: *lives in Las Vegas, Nevada* i THOUGHT Reno was another state.
  • Namjoon: I wonder what it feels like to be fingered. 🤔🤔🤔 interesting.
  • Jimin: I'm eating mint gum... this shit spicy
  • Taehyung: To busy fucking Minho daddy.bitch you already know 🔥👅💦
  • Jungkook: I just want to be #savage
I took a closer look at the cover of The Dark Prophecy and...

Do we know who this girl is?? My first thought was Calypso, since she’s definitely been confirmed as a character in the book, except I don’t think they’d have Calypso on the cover without Leo. I also don’t think it’s meg because the girl show here seems to old, plus she doesn’t match Meg’s description.

If you look even closer, you see she’s wearing a silver jacket, matching the exact description for the Hunter’s of Artemis uniform. It leads me to think she’s a hunter, or even Artemis herself!

anonymous asked:

Hi! Just wondering, what are your thoughts on Snape? I understand his bravery in spying and the marauders treated him like shit and hardly got punished for it, but I don't know if any of that excuses his behaviour towards his students? I can never quite make up my mind...

Oh, Snape. He’s such a complex and interesting character. He had, we can infer, a lousy childhood. He was poor, he’d been isolated from magical friends until he want to Hogwarts and seems to have only known Lily.  He attracts a bully on the train and James Potter and Co. spend the next few years targeting him ‘just because he exists.’

We know Hogwarts doesn’t make any real attempt to rein in bullying. Luna gets her things stolen by her housemates with no visible repercussions. Draco is a brat in Canon. (Dressing up like a Dementor, Draco?  Really?)  No repercussions.  We see much the same with Snape. He gets picked on to the point of attempted murder and the school kind of shrugs.

That’s all just horrible.

The bullying scene we see in the pensive is pretty brutal.  It’s multiple students against one. It occurs, timeline wise, AFTER the attempted murder so it’s pretty clear the Mauraders know they are untouchable.  I mean, if you can get away with attempted murder you know no one’s going to stop you for a little humiliation.

Imagine having multiple bullies go after you in public, strip your clothes off you, and laugh because they know they’ll be no consequences.  

Man has reasons to hate.

Now, in a simple story, he’d see Harry, devote his life to protecting him, and get a nice and tidy redemption arc. He’d grow to care about his only friend’s child. He’d nurture him. He’d grow as a person.

Not Snape.

Like many people who are terribly hurt as children, he turns into his own abusers. He still hates. He hates Harry for looking like his tormenter. He hates children because he’s stuck in this job he despises.  

(BTW, high school teachers who don’t like teenagers are more common than you might think.  I only taught for three years, and the plural of anecdote is not data and all that, but I was pretty surprised how many people I worked with who didn’t seem to like adolescents. And they PICKED that job. Snape didn’t even pick it.)

Anyway.

He stays a dick.  He’s horrible to his students.  If a child whose parents have been tortured into insanity is more afraid of you than anything else, you’re a monster.  A lot of people have shitty childhoods and manage not to turn into shitty adults, but not Snape. He is a horrible adult.

And he spies anyway. He does the noble thing not because he’s a good person. Not because he loves the boy he’s protecting.  And doing the right thing STILL doesn’t turn him into a good person. He remains bitter, and filled with hate, and tormented by the way he was abused.

He’s a man who had reasons to grow into a horrible person.  He does the right thing anyway, without any sentimental, touchy-feely redemption confessions of how now he understands. Nope.  He dies still a dick, still emotionally trapped by his own shortcomings, still a hero.

Damn, is he a brilliant character.   

SOME VAMPIRES GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED BY WOLF PUPY TWEETS
  • i didn't do all the clans because shhh
  • Vampires: daylight savings is dumb as hell, who looks directly at the sun and says i want more of this for later, nobody does it
  • Camarilla: i don't want to throw anyone under the bus here unless they are my enemy or betrayer or if it will help me get where i'm going faster
  • Sabbat: if history has taught us anything i dont plan to learn it
  • Anarchs: if anyone tries to tell you your dreams are unachievable just remember i have crashed my dirt bike into all 7 wonders of the world
  • Inconnu: tired of trying to figure out how to solve problems? try simply ignoring them forever instead
  • Assamites: stop being so defensive i am just trying to hit you with weapons
  • Brujah: i feel like if people respected me for the sheer stupidity of my actions i would get a lot more respect
  • Cappadocians: if anyone needs me i'll be dead in my grave
  • Followers of Set: archaeologists have found hieroglyphs on the wall of a hidden chamber inside king tut's tomb that confirms he was a damn bitch
  • Gangrel: people out of the know refer to death as a 'dirt nap' when in fact you can go to sleep on some dirt any time you want
  • Giovanni: honestly now that i have it this throne of human skulls is crazy uncomfortable to sit on
  • Lasombra: i don't "say what we are all thinking" because my thoughts are always far more important and more interesting than everyone elses
  • Malkavian: being thinking about a lot of things lately and have decided thoughts are a waste of time
  • Nosferatu: in today's and all other time's housing market, a dirt cave is the best place to live
  • Ravnos: jewelry making tip; a simple can of gold spraypaint can turn a chicken nugget into a gold nugget
  • Toreador: yeah i looked both ways before crossing the street, i looked both 'handsome' and 'radiant', too bad i got hit by that car
  • Tremere: unsure of what to study? learn magic spells instead, its easy
  • Tzimisce: problem solving skills are well regarded but where is the respect for the problem creators such as myself
  • Ventrue: "everything isn't always about you" i know that's why i don't care about anything
  • BONUS~ those crazy-ass fishman vampires: no song about living on land is as convincing as 'under the sea' is about living on the ocean floor

anonymous asked:

Do you have any headcannons on hidden talents the tog characters have ?? Like idk singing or dancing or juggling or drawing or making up hilarious limericks on the spot or baking fucking amazing bread or just being really good at frenchbraids ?? I don't really know where I'm going with this I just thought it would be interesting to ask !

I’m including ACOTAR characters too.

Each and every member of the Thirteen is a FANTASTIC singer. On the level of sirens, only everyone is mesmerized by their voices.

Chaol can juggle. He started doing it one say for shits in his office, and found out that he is actually good at it.

Dorian can do the splits. He is actually quite limber.

Cassian quilts. Rhys’s mom taught the boys how to mend their own clothing, but she used to stay up quilting, and Cassian used to help. His brother’s don’t know this. But he can sew a mean quilt. And when Rhys’s mom died, he asked Rhys is he could keep some of her quilts and Rhys let him. He keeps them in a locked trunk in his house. But his favorite one hands on the wall. It’s both a work of art and a memoriam to the only mother he ever knew.

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