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Here’s an attempt to demonstrate how i color skin.  it’s quite basic, but hopefully it will help anon, and anyone else who’s curious!  for anyone who doesn’t know i use manga studio ex 5.  please click on each image for the caption!

some basic tips:

1. don’t shade with grey or black.  it looks awful.  i go for purple/blue-ish hues for shadows.

2, vary your hues.  if you stay in the same part of the color wheel things look very flat and lifeless.  there are a million tutorials out there for this that show/explain it better than i ever could.  i don’t have any examples to link but they’re easy to find.

that’s sort of it, i hope this was helpful.  i’m crap at explaining things.  a new computer is on my list of things to get when i move, so hopefully i’ll be able to record speed paints and stream - seeing things live is better imo.

pj2-445  asked:

1/? What if the humans' weird thing is having names for everyone and everything? One of my favorite alien races ever are the wraith from Stargate Atlantis, and the only ones we ever see adressed by names are the few that John Sheppard gave human names. On a few occasions John asked for the wraith's name first but never got a real answer, there's several popular theories about that but personally I think they just don't have names. They communicate tellepathically and their social structure is

2/? similar to ants and bees. It would make sense if they didn’t have names, not because individuals don’t matter - that appears to apply more to the drones than the rest - but because when communicating with each other it would make more sense to refer to one another not with a name but with a thought. like for example think of your best friend, how much information about them comes to mind in the time it would take for you to tell someone their name? If you communicated with thought you could

3/? show someone what they looked like, express how happy they make you and why, what kind of person they are, what they do for a living, what their hobbies are, what they like and dislike, all a lot faster than it would be to introduce them to someone they’ve never met. To a species like the wraith it’s easier to show who you are than take the time to say your name, they probably only speak out loud because it’s a tv show and they spend a lot of time around humans. Then we go giving them names,

4/? we name our ships, we name planets, we name cities and continents and groups of people, we ourselves usually have AT LEAST a first and last name and then it’s not uncommon to have a middle name or title or rank that is legally considered part of your name. There’s even a scene where Todd introduces another wraith to us simply as his second in command(who John later names Kenny) like they must be wondering why it’s not enough for us to just have a word for things and leave it at that.

5/5 As far as we know their queens don’t even have names, and they’re the ones in charge of their whole society. The only wraith we’ve seen that had a name before John came along was Ellia, a young queen raised in a cave by a human.

I like your theory. Yes, run with that.

anonymous asked:

But you don't know Benedict.

Ah, now this is a topic I’ve been lucky enough to discuss with some dear mutuals over the years, so let me see if I can do an answer justice.

Of course, we can never know the man, not truly; that is only for the very lucky few that are a part of his life, his world.  But there is so much we can deduce of him, based upon his work, his words, his public deeds and behavior.  

If you look at his work alone, you see incredible natural talent that he has refined through dedication & physical and mental discipline; you see a love of the written & spoken word; and most especially you see a keen & compassionate understanding of the human condition–for how else could he bring such breathtaking truth to all of his characters?  Even the wicked ones, like Khan & Richard III–he makes us feel that even they have reasons for the things they do, often rooted in emotional/psychological pain.  Though the evil they do is no less evil, we can sympathize to some degree, with what brought them to that place.  In my lifetime I have seen no player more truly & more lovingly—in Shakespeare’s words—hold the mirror up to nature.

In interviews & public appearances, you find a humble, self-effacing man, a bright wit, & sense of humor generous enough to make himself as likely a target of jesting as anyone or anything else.  He values home, hearth, family, the environment, although he could easily give over to hedonism on his bank account. How many times do we see him wearing the same clothes, carrying that same blue water bottle on set, even brown bagging his lunches at times?Choices, I’m sure, that reflect his commitment to simplicity and to reduce his carbon footprint. Benedict’s charitable works have been well-recorded on this site, so I’m not going to research it, but when I run across a post about it, I’ll be sure to reblog for info’s sake.

I won’t speak at length about his personal relationships, except to say that’s a man who loves his wife thoroughly. It would frankly break my heart to learn he had the same feet of clay of so many other public figures & celebrities in this regard—what I see tells me he and Sophie have the real thing. And that he guards his little family’s privacy so jealously is further testament to that.

In short, (though this runs long) I trust my eyes & ears, and they tell me to trust in the public image that is clearly on view.  I see a man who gives as much positive energy to the world as he can, and embraces life with complete joie de vivre.  And as I believe in the human soul, I see a most spectacular one that shines luminously, not only enhancing his unique physical beauty, but reminding me that true good is possible in a world that is often quite selfish & mean.

I could probably go on with dozens of more examples, but let me just finish with one of my favorite photos of him, which for me reflects (I hope) a bit of what I’ve written here.

Thank you for your ask–it was a delight to answer! ❤❤❤

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm in love with your blog! Question: I spend a lot of time planning my story, however I'm stuck because I don't know if I should narrate it by third-person omniscient or first-person. What are the pros and cons of each type of narrator? I would like to have three people as the protagonists, but it's also my first novel so...

Thank you!

Now this is a struggle that I know particularly well. It’s a debate I often have with my own stories. There’s always one that will work with your particular story the best, but sometimes it’s a really close call. 

Let’s compare the two.

First Person:

Pros:

  • It’s natural: For a lot of writers, using the first person is the easiest way to tell a story, just because it’s what we do in our daily lives. We don’t say “The anonymous asker- who is myself- sent a question the other day,” we say “I sent a question on anon the other day.”
  • Your narrating character has a unique voice: Most well-developed characters will often have their own way of talking that is different from the voices of your other characters or from your own voice. Using first person means that you can play around a lot more with the language. 
  • VIP Tropes: Like with the other perspectives, there are special tropes or tricks that you can only do with this perspective, such as the Unreliable Narrator and more. 
  • Front Row Seats to the Angst: One of my favorite parts about using first person is the ability to really tap into the main character’s emotions. Characters can directly state how they are feeling and why, which actually very much helps readers relate to or understand them.
  • Empathy and Understanding: Basically like the point above, but more specifically, it can help the reader understand decisions that might otherwise seem strange, immoral, etc

Cons:

  • Limitations: The most obvious downside is that the story is now limited to only the scenes in which your character is present, which can limit things such as your additional character arcs, etc.
  • Tinted Glasses: Because things are only seen through your character’s perspective, the details they provide are therefore tinted by their thoughts and opinions.
  • Lack of outside perspective: You don’t always know what the other characters think of the main character, because the main character is only perceiving the details of their interactions based off of what they think of themselves. Again, a colored perspective, but this time involving interactions. 
  • Poetry sounds a little weird: Most people don’t really talk like that. You say “the wind was like, biting cold today”, not “the wind bit like a sharpened blade grazing the skin.” If your character says the latter, I am a little concerned and befuddled by them. 

Third Person Omniscient: 

Pros:

  • You don’t have to use their voice: If you don’t like to use your characters’ voice, congrats, you don’t have to. You can now write with your own Special Writer Voice.
  • Details: Because third person is no longer limited to that which your character can sense, you can bring a bunch of random details that people tend not to actually notice, which means all that poetic stuff can now be included. That means you can now say the thing about the wind.
  • In fact, all the descriptions get a lot more posh. One of the other problems with first person is that your main character probably won’t be very well described unless they have a cheesy Mirror Scene or something, and as I also mentioned, you have little idea about what the other characters think of MC. In third person, that all opens up.
  • You can play around behind closed doors: Once again, since you are no longer reliant upon what your character can sense, you can now track other characters and their goings-on. That means the reader now gets to be privy to all the secrets, betrayals, and other private interactions between the other characters. This is particularly good if you have multiple character arcs to keep track of. 
  • Mindreading: You can now dive a little bit into everyone’s minds to see how they think or feel. Granted, you don’t get to know anyone as especially well as you come to know the first person MC, but now everyone has the same level of empathy, and bonus, without the “tinted glasses” of the MC.

Cons: 

Basically, everything you gained in first person is lost in third person.

  • Mindreading 2: You know everybody, but only kind of. 
  • Empathy gaps: It becomes a lot harder to establish an emotional connection from reader to character. When you cannot relate directly to the character’s feelings, it takes a lot more work on the writer’s part to make them care. 
  • Confusion: True, you now have more opportunity for moving around settings and perspectives, but sometimes, with so much to keep track of, it can be disorienting if you don’t balance all of your scene changes and movements. 

It may seem like there are a lot less disadvantages, but the whole-emotional disconnect thing is a lot more significant than it seems.

How do we know which one to use? Well, it’s hard to say sometimes. One way that modern writers have developed these days to get around a few of the disadvantages of the first person is to have multiple main characters, and alternate between their perspectives. In that way, you get multiple views, opinions, etc.

Of course, that presents its own problems as well. For one, if a reader doesn’t like a particular perspective, they’ll be tempted to skip their chapters, and for another, it can sometimes be difficult determining which scenes should be narrated by whom, just as examples.

Upon looking at the advantages and disadvantages, think of what best serves your particular story. As I frequently advise, when in doubt, try it out. Sometimes I start in third but then find that the characters are begging to tell it themselves. Other times, they are incredibly grudging and unwilling to speak.

With consideration, you might be able to figure out just by the obvious pros and cons which option is best suited for your story. If not, that’s okay. Try a chapter either way and see what conveys the correct flow.

It’s a rather important decision to make, and sometimes it takes a lot of writing it one way and then changing your mind thousands and thousands of words in, but ultimately, finding the right way is imperative.

Best of luck to you, and I hope this helps you sort it out a little easier :)

~Penemue

One of my least favorite things about the Gorillaz fandom is how so many people are like “we want less hip hop!!! too much collaboration!!! more Damon plz’

like.. …. . the whole point is to let other artists with various perspectives and backgrounds speak and Albarn is just orchestrating it and adding his flavor so it’s cohesive………..

Maybe if you’re asking for less hip hop………………….just stop listening to Gorillaz expecting that because it won’t ever happen……??? (Exception being The Fall, if you count it )

Everyone’s entitled to an opinion but it just makes no sense??? They can’t all be 19-2000 or Feel Good Inc with the rap edited out (yeah I’ve fucking seen this requested and done, people love to edit the rap parts out of Gorillaz songs smfh) like sorry you’re 12 and listen to Twenty One Pilots on repeat and nothing else and the hip hop collabs are too radical for you but Damon Albarn doesn’t care!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

regarding your analysis of C&L: you mentioned that you don't connect with it as much because it is a more general account of grief, while ACL@M has it's own explicit narrative. comparing Twin Fantasy and Teens of Denial, could you say that your own art has moved in the direction of C&L? TF has a very clear narrative that is relatable in a much deeper way than ToD because it tells a specific, personal story. i love both albums, but your analysis aligns with my feelings about your project.

I’ve seen the term “relatability” thrown around a lot in conversations where people compare, usually in a disappointed tone of voice, ToD with TF. I can’t say I really know what it means. I wrote Denial in the same way that I’ve written every album I’ve made since Twin Fantasy: I’ve started with personal experiences, and attempted to tie them together with more universal sentiments, to create a work with a coherent conceptual arc that stands as something larger than myself. I’ve never written an album like ACL@M. Twin Fantasy was every bit an attempt to create something universal as Denial was; I specifically remember writing Bodys to be an anthem, something people could sing along to with no knowledge of me or my “story”. This was mixed with more diaristic elements elsewhere, obviously, but only inasmuch as it serviced the record as an independent object for it to be diaristic. I’ve never felt that the most important thing on a record is to “tell my story”. That’s not what art is about to me; that’s not how the art that is important to me has affected me. I think every record I’ve made does tell a story, but it is only mine in the sense that my name is on the credits. 

Denial is created in the exact same manner, to the exact same proposed end; it’s a diaristic work of art. Songs like “Drugs With Friends” are specific and personal in a way that I shouldn’t really have to point out. The album tells a story just as TF does, propelled by its musical and conceptual structure, and by repeated motifs and images. The mirroring of song titles, the splitting of sides into “Hometown Hero” and “Cosmic Hero”, the recurring image of being “split in two” - these are not random upcroppings any more than the images and patterns on Twin Fantasy are random. I structured them in a very specific way, to create a specific unfolding of meaning. 

The real difference between these two albums is content. Twin Fantasy is a romance; Teens of Denial is a bildungsroman. Most people will prefer a romance over a bildungsroman, as it speaks to a more essential aspect of humanity. I can’t protest this, and I feel the same way - I think romance is inherently a stronger genre, being (presumably) about two people instead of one. Denial is by no means one of my favorite records. I wrote it during a period in my life where I was not feeling a lot of love. Its tone and content reflect that. I made it because that’s what I do - records have always marked the various phases of my life, and I needed to get out of this one, so I needed to make a record. I think it is what it is, and it’s good for what it is, and other people without a lot of love in their lives might relate to it more strongly than anything else I could have created. If you can’t relate, then consider yourself lucky, and consider checking out one of my many other albums on other subjects.

I think, though, that the reason that a vague term like “relatability” has been selected as appropriate in driving this discourse is that the discourse is based more on how the album was promoted than what the album actually is, when you sit down and listen to it. When we’d wrapped up the record and I was discussing with our publicist what the best approach would be for promoting it, I sent her a track-by-track breakdown of the album, explaining the overarching narrative, and how each song fit in context. Ultimately, we decided to leave this aspect of the record unspoken in promotional material, and focus instead on the strength of the songs as individual works. Thus, the narrative that subsequently built up around the album was about its songs, their accessibility, their potential as works of mass consumption. I had assumed, perhaps blithely, that people who preferred concept records to pop songs, who sought meaning through the building of ideas through a record rather than an immediate emotional release provided by an explicit turn of phrase, would encounter the album on their own time, listen to it while reading the lyrics, and discover that it did, in fact, function on this level as well. I underestimated the power of promotional narrative to influence people’s beliefs about what a thing actually is. This is an idea that has always haunted me, because I don’t speak through press releases, I speak through my art. Most artists do. A press release is something designed to get people to look at art - it should, under no circumstances, be able to replace the art, to override its meaning through memetic repetition. (This is also a large part of what bothered me with C&L; I was tired of seeing people trying to interpret lines like “You checked your texts while I masturbated” under an unshakeable assumption that it must be about his mother’s death.) You must not allow the world to convince you to consume art like this. Art so rarely falls into your lap unannounced, but you must make the effort to pretend as such each time you enter a work; forget what you know about the artist, what you’ve heard other people say about the work, and try to experience it as direct communication. That is the only way you will be able to understand the art as it was intended to be understood.

anonymous asked:

Being the biggest garnet fan I've ever met here... Are you satisfied about how her character has been shown in recent seasons? (Don't get me wrong, I love ruby and sapphire and I always will but I feel the personality of garnet is disappearing and it is nothing compared to what she was in the first season And now she only dedicates talk about "fusion this" "fusion that" Is something sad for me because she was my favorite characters and was one of the reasons I endure hiatus after hiatus :(

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stone-river  asked:

Oh my gosh, can you do a fic where Kara sleep-flies or floats? Have SuperCorp sleeping at someone's apartment. Lena is sleeping on Kara, when all of a sudden she feels like her body is being pulled up. Her arms instinctively latch on to Kara's neck and now they're inching up towards the ceiling. Lena tries to think of a way to wake up Kara before making a hole in the roof. And you know what they say about waking up a sleep walker? You don't. Ooo Bonus: The blanket falls and they're naked.

Sleep Floating

Kara is always so warm.

It’s the first thought her sleep addled brain has, and it brings a slow smile to her face.

She snuggles closer - if that’s even possible - nuzzling her nose into Kara’s bare shoulder. This is easily one of her favorite parts of dating Kara, the way their bodies twine together in the middle of the night; how she never fails to wake up feeling safe and loved. Because even when she doesn’t wake up like this -half on top of Kara, with the Kryptonian’s heart beating a steady drum underneath her ear; when Supergirl duties have called Kara away in the middle of the night -  she still wakes up to the smell of Kara’s perfume lingering on her sheets, to the knowledge that Kara will be back just as soon as she can. It’s comforting, the confidence that someone will always come back - barring some extraordinary circumstance.

She clutches Kara tighter at the thought, fingers digging into the warm skin of Kara’s abdomen, and her knee slipping farther between Kara’s thighs.

Only her leg doesn’t stop at the bed; because there is no bed.

No bed.

Her eyes flash open, but she forces herself to remain still, despite the pounding in her chest. She fights the urge to flail about, sensing her precarious position. It feels like when she wakes up at the edge of the bed, teetering on the edge of crashing into the floor.

Only she isn’t teetering on the edge of the bed, she’s …

Floating?

Or rather Kara is floating and because of their tightly cuddled sleeping position Lena is balanced on top of her.

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the right words to say

@natsumeweek​​ 2017 
Day 3; Favorite chapter/episode/arc

pairing: nishinatsu

so my favorite chapter is the nishimura special i say, surprising no one and i can’t believe the synchronicity of that chapter being both today’s new episode and today’s prompt (give or take some timezone discrepancies). it must have been meant to be

x

Natsume is really easy to hurt. In the almost two years he’s been here, Satoru has seen Natsume be hurt, has encountered people from Natsume’s old life who decided to show up in his new one and take advantage of his soft nature, throwing words at him that were cruel enough to really stick.

Satoru hates those people. He hates that he’s acted just like them once before.

“Are the people around you really that useless?” he yelled at Natsume one day, nothing but a few scant inches and the quiet of the library between them—yelled at Natsume and his painfully wide eyes and transparent expression, like there was any way Natsume could have deserved that.

The worst part is that Satoru sort of missed his chance to apologize for that day. After a disorienting trip to and from the forest, most of which he doesn’t remember, and then waking up in the hospital with his mother fussing at his bedside, Natsume slipped seamlessly back into Satoru’s life as though their friendship had never trembled.

It felt like a kindness at the time, but Satoru can’t forget that it happened.

And the closer he and Natsume become—every night he spends at the Fujiwara’s house, every lunch they share on the rooftop, every singular instance of Natsume laughing, smiling, rolling his eyes that makes this warm pulpy nameless mess living in the pit of Satoru’s stomach squirm gleefully—the worse Satoru feels about being so needlessly mean so long ago, over an origami book.

Natsume is easy to hurt, but it’s also easy not to.

It’s easy to spare his feelings once you learn how to navigate his pitfalls, once you’ve been friends with him long enough to recognize the difference between a smile and an empty slant of his mouth. At this point, Satoru thinks he could probably tell what Natsume is thinking from fifty paces away, with one eye closed, in the dark.

It’s so easy Satoru doesn’t know why everyone doesn’t just—do that.

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Some late mornings feel like they belong in romantic stories, full of dramatic confessions, heartache and breath-taking conclusions. This is not one of those mornings; instead, it’s a halcyon thing set on the summer cusp. While the air is warm and humid, the rain softly pattering over rooftops still holds a certain chill. A film of water makes the world look clean, windows and cars shimmering in the sun peeking in and out from behind clouds, golden rays reflecting against puddles nested in the cracks of New York streets.

 

The clock is nearing the 10 a.m. mark, when Alec transfers the last pancake onto the already high-stacked, indulgent plate. There’s also freshly cut strawberries and maple syrup alongside a French press full of freshly brewed coffee. The muted music from the radio melts into his skin as Alec hums along to random notes, bare feet quiet on the kitchen floor, his hair mussed up and his face a home to dark stubble that he didn’t bother with shaving.

 

As Alec pours the bitter-sweet coffee into two mugs, there are steps near the door, then a warm hand at his lower back and even warmer lips pressed into his shoulder. A shiver runs through his skin, leaving behind goosebumps all the way down his arms and his bare chest; previous hours come back to mind, images hazy like half-developed polaroid pictures.

 

It was much earlier when they woke up, skin against skin, tangled in thin sheets and in each other, a want thrumming in their veins. There was no rush – at first kisses slow and wet and deep, kisses that lit fires along Alec’s spine and made Magnus hum with delight, kisses that left their mouths tingling and red. Then, hands pressed against hipbones and heavy breathing laced with laughter as Alec shifted himself into Magnus’ lap; it felt so good, to have Magnus so close, to have his arms around his waist as they moved together, a slow and steady trickle of heady pleasure rolling through their bodies.

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Sith Culture

In my feeble attempt to bring a bit more into worldbuilding and storytelling, I shall tackle a bunch of little things within Sith Pureblood culture.

I had to add the “read more” cause it’s looooonng……

Disclaimer: Please note there will be things on here that I don’t agree or condone when applied to ~REAL LIFE~.
(it should be obvious, but this is tumblr so i gotta say this)

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amazonqueendianaprince  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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Jersey [Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader]

Summary: You’re a journalist and your neighbor is playing music too loud, you go to complain and turns out he is writing a musical.

Word count: 1,168

Warnings: None. Light cursing maybe?

Author notes: MY FIRST DRABBLE YOU GUYS! I think it turned out better than I imagined. Please let me know what you think, if you like maybe I can write more?


“You need to stop!” Your words echoed on the hallway that connected your apartment to the rest of the building. The loud music suddenly paused and you exhaled in relief after slamming the door. 

You had three articles to write until the end of the week, the last thing you needed on that friday night was the same song played slightly differently for what seemed like hours to you, it was already bad enough that you had to ditch your friends because of work. 

When the inspiration came back to you the words just flew from your mind all the way to your laptop. Your fingers moved quickly and you wrote not more than two paragraphs before the loud drums started once again.

That was the last straw. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I just want to ask for a headcon with Ratchet, Rung, Forth Maximus, Nightbeat, and Hotshot (If you now the Armada series) being my date for valentines day? I normally don't hate valentines day but this year is just being so rough. So having something nerdy like this might cheer me up more and make me feel not so alone or love. You don't have to do this I just thought I ask. Thank you, I love you little headcon you do on this blog, it a really wonderful blog. >///<

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope things start looking up, anon!

MTMTE

Ratchet

  • He knows what Valentine’s Day is from his time on earth.
  • Most of the day he’s busy, but he planned around his schedule for a date that evening.
  • When you return to your habsuite that night it’s all fancied up with lights and crystal decorations (not healing crystals, those aren’t a thing…)
  • He gives you a finely crafted heart-shaped box Ten helped him make. Inside there are your favorite earth candies. Yea, he has contacts. He might’ve pulled a few strings. 
  • He spends all night showering you in affection. He’s very passionate ;)

Rung

  • He found out about Valentine’s Day while doing research on earth culture.
  • With the help of Ultra Magnus, he figures out how to make sweets for you.
  • Totally writes you the mushiest-gushiest love letter. He wraps it up with the sweets and meets you on the observation deck for your date.
  • Ten helped you with Rung’s present. It’s a model ship of the Lost Light. Rung is absolutely overjoyed. 
  • You spend the first part of the date putting together the ship and talking about how much you love each other, but Rung keeps pausing to kiss you. 

Fort Max

  • Didn’t know about Valentine’s Day and freaked when you handed him a home-made card. Even when you tell him it’s okay, you wanted to surprise him, he’s still feels bad.
  • You suggest doing something together and it turns into an awkward game of “I dunno, what do you wanna do?”
  • You end up going to Swerve’s but there’s nothing there for you to drink. Max looks like he might implode. 
  • He tells you to wait and runs up to Swerve. When he comes back he’s blushy.
  • Not a minute later a love song starts playing. It just so happens to be your favorite. Fort Max is a blushing, smiley mess as he wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day and asks you to dance.
  • You have to stand on the table and you’re kind of just holding his servo, but it’s still nice.
  • Expect lots of lovin’ that night :)

Nightbeat

  • Valentine’s Day? What’s that? Was he supposed to get you something? No? Then what do you do?
  • He does some quick research and buries you in useless facts about St. Valentine and pestilence and hearts mushed together. This Valentine’s Day thing is making less and less sense to the both of you.
  • He does want to take you on a date, though. Of course, Swerve’s doesn’t serve human drinks so you grab some from your habsuite. You enjoy some highgrade and wine in his habsuite.
  • You end up “borrowing” some of Rung’s datapads and going through all the romance novels he has. You read the lovey-doviest parts out loud to each other. 
  • It actually ends up getting awkward quick because turns out Rung is into some… pretty risque stuff.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Your writing is, as usual, absolutely amazing and you post so much and you're absolutely amazing for it! If it's not too much to ask, could you do something where Bokuto, Nishinoya, Kenma and Tendou are reassuring their s/o who is very self conscious about their own appearance and have little confidence? It can be headcanons or scenarios I don't mind, whichever you prefer, dear~ thanks a bunch!!

I’ve come to discover through these that headcanons are, like, the best thing to do ever. Lol, but this was cute, Anon!

Hope you enjoy!

P.s. I just freaking figured out that other people add their own tags when they reblog my stuff and I literally spent about an hour and a half going through my notifications to see what those tags were. I love them. And I don’t know whether to be embarrassed by how much time I spent on it considering I have so many finals to work on! LOL.


Bokuto Koutarou

  • While this boy explodes with confidence, he does know what it’s like to fall into pits of insecurity, so he’d very much make sure to approach the situation very carefully.
  • He’d tell them the way they were feeling was valid - in the sense that society puts these insecurities on everyone - but that they should know that they’re better than anything society can produce.
    • And he’d be sure to tell them everything he loves that society perhaps wouldn’t - the birthmark on their cheek, their head to toe freckles, the beautiful dark kinks in their hair, their curvy figure that he looooves cuddling. And boy won’t stop until he names everything he loves: EVERYTHING.
  • They’ll probably laugh, tell him that they get it and that he has to say that because he’s dating them. Oh no, mistake.
  • It goes from 0 to 100 real fast, because he’s not finished.
    • Their laugh - like, the one where there is no control, where they’re crying and possibly snorting - is his favorite sound, their ability to take on the world so bravely, the way they love so fully, not holding anything back. There is so much about them that is so unique and grand and it kills him that they would even consider he didn’t mean every single word of it.
  • Cuddles, snuggles, and delicate kisses are to be expected afterward. And you better believe he’s spend HOURS just admiring every single part of their body - he’ll kiss every freckle, even the ones you didn’t know you had! - before he takes his time making love to the soul he cherishes to dearly.

Nishinoya Yuu

  • I actually think insecurity is something that might be a little hard for Noya to grasp right away. This kid has almost never been self-conscious about anything, it’s a very foreign concept to him, so catching on to the fact that something is wrong might take some time.
  • And he probably wouldn’t realize how much he’s not helping the situation when they come to him with these insecurities and he brushes them off initially with a, “you shouldn’t feel that way.”
  • That would start the trend of them just keeping things to themselves, because if he’s just gonna blow it off then what’s the point in telling him?
    • I can see it getting kinda bad. They’re fighting for no reason now and they finally snap one day saying how he can just go date someone who’s perfect then.
    • Oh. That’s when it hits him square across the face. And boy, does he feel like the worst boyfriend in the world.
  • From that moment on, this precious bean would try his best to understand what they were going through and be more aware of what they need from him when those moments come on. And he’s a quick learner, taking initiative in snuggle time and providing them with whatever will make them feel loved and wanted - words, physical contact, acts of service - they name it and he’ll do it because he never wants them for feel that way ever again.

Kozume Kenma

  • Really, just really, this kid would know that they’re insecure before they can even figure it out themselves. He had spent so much of his life trying to hide from the insecurities he faced while in middle school, there’s just no way that he wouldn’t see it as clear as day within his significant other.
  • But he wouldn’t bring it up directly, he’d wait for them to come to him when they really needed him. He’d watch them closely though, the last thing he’d want is for them to get too far deep into their own negative thoughts.
    • He’d probably be so wrapped up with making sure they were okay that he would just leave his PSP at home. Everyone is concerned for Kenma’s health - even them - but there are more important things to worry about.
  • Despite his subtle efforts to keep them from falling back into their insecurities, it’s bound to happen - sometimes you just in those moods, ya know? - and they’re breaking down in the middle of their dinner or homework or something just as random.
    • The first time in happened, Kenma panicked. He didn’t know how to handle such an outburst of intense emotion, but he figured it out slowly - and with a LITTLE help from Kuroo?
  • Now it’s just second nature, this boy will let it happen - because you can’t stop the inevitable - and gather up as many blankets he can find to wrap around the both of them where they’re stay burrowed for the rest of the night with Kenma whispered small reassurances and reasons why he loves them that are only heard by them and their surrounding covers.

Tendou Satori

  • I think that with Tendou he might actually be a little oblivious. The kids called ‘Guess Monster’, there are some things that he’s aware of and some that he misses and I feel like this is one of them.
    • Maybe it has something to do with his own past? Like, he knows what it’s like to be self-conscious about who he is and that he holds his significant other up so high that they could never feel that way because they’re amazing, there’s no one out there like them.
  • So when it does end up coming up that their self-conscious of their appearance he is totally floored. Because how can they say that? Don’t they know and see how pretty, no beautiful, no GORGEOUS they are?
  • For a couple days he’s not exactly sure what to do. He knew suggesting besting their enemies as he did when he was younger is not the way to go when the enemy is your own brain, right? But despite not knowing exactly what to do, he never left their side, choosing to console them with his presence at the very least.
    • Tons of forehead kisses and verbalization of his love is how they spend that time. He may not know exactly how to help them gain confidence in themselves, but he can give them all his love - which ends up being one of the main contributing factors to their attitude towards themselves becoming better.
  • Omg, I can just see this tol bean spending a morning in bed with his significant other just covering their face with kisses, smile wide, and every time they try to protest against something he says he just lays another kiss on their lips. Sweet thing will stop them with all his love from thinking less of themselves!
Scarecrow’s Identity ♦ULTRA CRACK THEORY-WORST THEORY EVER-READ AT YOUR OWN RISK♦

Scarecrow aka savior of Amon.

People think it must be the infamous sunflower of TG but I disagree, because why Amon only? So, I got this brilliant theory that says otherwise.

First to debunk infamous sunflower like true pro: too short & not bulky enough to be Scarecrow. Done! Debunked! Am pro at theorizing tbh Though seriously Hide is too short to be him yo’ & Hide was already 171 cm at his 19-20′s. So no Hide! Ishida hates Hide fans, so no Hide with Scarecrow … because Ishida hates Hide fans tbh … anyway …

Now seriously (not so really), we know Scarecrow needs to be someone Amon knows, someone caring for Amon enough to try & save him & him only … and … then I REALIZED WHO HE MUST BE!


First lets look at thing Scarecrow threw:

Hmmm … this little bottle looks familiar … OH WAIT!!!

Well well well. CRC Gas eh? Wasn’t that thing a prototype not even CCG knew much about because it was still in “testing” phase? So he used CCG’s prototype … high CCG tech … that means he must have had connection with CCG himself and wasn’t said person who “tested it” Akira Mado no less?

… WAIT … Scarecrow used secret prototype CCG weapon that was tested by Akira Mado … so that means …

Ba Dum Tss


In chapter 111 in panel 9 you can see Scarecrow got scar on his neck:

Then we know he has trouble speaking, could be due having his throat slit … wait … throat slit … who was character to have had his throat slit & “die” by it?

Ba Dum Tss


Scarecrow is ghoul but still got scar …

Only ones to have one are Floppies & these were made by Kanou & Kanou mainly used CCG’s fallen to do his experiments so … wait … CCG’s fallen … Floppy … Scarecrow must be Floppy … failed Kanou experiment & he experimented on CCG’s fallen? Scarecrow is someone who had connection to CCG, enough to know of CRC gas, someone who Amon knows & cared enough to save him, someone who cares for Amon & someone who got scar on neck … so that means …

Ba Dum Tss


Scarecrow stopped Juuzou’s knife with book only!

Scare got some mad reflexes there!

Wait … mad reflexes … very skilled that sounds as …

Ba Dum Tss


So in end we got: Scarecrow knew about CCG’s secret tech, he had access to it, must have been CCG himself in past to know about something as it, knows Amon & Amon knows him, cares for said Amon enough to save him & him only, is too tall to be Hide tbh & body build ain’t matching (Hide already was at age in where his growth would have stopped so … not Scarecrow … Ishida hates Hide fans once more tbh), has scar on his neck, is ghoul but has scar which = FLOPPY and Floppy = Good ol’ crazy Kanou therefor he must have had been his failed experiment = Kanou used mainly CCG’s fallen investigators for his experiments, has some serious reflexes & knows how to deal with ghouls despite being one himself so that brings us to only one person who matches Scarecrow perfectly which means …

Ba Dum Tss

Say hello back to yo’ favorite homicidal-ghoul No.1 biggest hater grandpa children ^o^

Fᴀɴs:

(Hmmm this would actually make every sense in world if it was written by someone who cared to write it seriously … but seriously though, my crack theory ain’t so crack-y when you put 2 & 2. Hide just doesn’t matches Scare’s build so …. yeah … ISHIDA JUST HATES HIDE FANS 2BH)


♦Bᴏɴᴜs♦

To cheer Hide fans however; don’t worry, Ishida got that part covered in very Ishida way [x]

See there is hope ^o^

Fᴀɴs:

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the musical episode? Are you excited? Don't really care? Think will be a huge mess?

I am so stoked! I am adamantly calling it Once Upon a Time with Feeling until the title is released. I don’t care if it’s potentially blasphemous - even if in all my optimism, I know them reaching Buffy levels is probably unlikely.

So here’s what happened. I thought a musical wouldn’t really work for Once Upon a Time and I was very skeptical about the idea… then the announcement came and well. I was giddy and unexpectedly over-the-top ridiculously happy about it? I should have known. I’m a total dork. I love musical. I saw Wicked three times in two days once. My favorite movie - I claim it’s Dogville, but it’s really Sister Act. I read the book that turned into Pitch Perfect. I keep hoping to just one day in my life wake up and find we’re doing everything in song. So okay, maybe I’m… unique.

Since it’s happening and not everyone’s happy about it, let’s look at potential bright sides? At the very least, we’re going to get to hear the actors sing. Cast has some really nice voices! It might be beautiful or cute or unexpected. At the very least it’ll be silly and funny to have this weirdo Disney fairy tale world with costumes and dancing and bursting into song. If you go into it just expecting to get some laughs out of it, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. We may have to loosen up a little. Sometimes you go into an episode and you’re just left… not feeling much of anything. This time. Love it, hate it. Cringing, laughing, feeling. Everybody’s at least gonna have some very strong feelings about it!

Where it gets more interesting is that it’s potentially - of course what else would I say - good news for Emma and Regina. Rule number one for musicals - as in, first chapter in Musicals for Dummies 101 - is that you have to give your characters a reason to burst into song. Musicals give insight into how characters are feeling, they voice emotions in a way that normally doesn’t happen and your story has to fit that concept. Part of the success of Buffy’s “Once More With Feeling” was that apart from the catchy songs and great delivery, lyrics, direction and very good balance of humor and drama, it was an explosive episode that really drove the plot forward. They built the episode around this concept. If you haven’t seen it, basically a dancing demon forces all of the characters to randomly burst into song. One by one they reveal secrets as they are singing. Either to each other, or to the audience.

We’re currently in the land of Untold stories. It’s been heavily suggested all of our main characters are keeping secrets. If there was an episode to get into their heads and reveal some of those stories they don’t want told, this would be the one.

Now the reason I am maybe most stoked about it, is that it fits completely with @colyssa ‘s Women Who Run With the Wolves meta, and more specifically this part of it and this submission she received recently. As she says, there is no way they did not use this book. I’ve started reading recently and I completely agree. Without even getting into the content too much, there’s the title, which… actually happens on the show in the episode when Ruby finds her mother.

The first chapter is literally a scene in the pilot.

The sixth chapter is a recurring theme.

The fifth chapter shares its title almost to the letter with the 7th episode of Once Upon a Time. Incidentally it’s also the chapter that completely matches Emma and Regina’s story. The author uses a tale called the Skeleton woman as a guideline to explain what it requires to enter in a relationship with someone. You’ll have to read Colyssa’s meta for the details, but the part we are interested in is this one.


“Then, while lying beside him, she reached inside the sleeping man and took out his heart, the mighty drum. She sat up and banged on both sides of it: Bom, BommI… Bom, Bomm!

As she drummed, she began to sing out “Flesh, flesh, flesh! Flesh, flesh, flesh!” And the more she sang, the more her body filled out With flesh. She sang for hair and good eyes and nice fat hands. She sang the divide between her legs, and breasts long enough to wrap for warmth, and all the things a woman needs.

And when she was done, she also sang the sleeping man’s clothes off and crept into his bed with him, skin against skin. She returned the great drum, his heart, to his body, and that is how they awakened, wrapped one around the other, tangled from their night together, in another way now, a good and lasting way.”


Might sound a little weird out of context, but once you read the explanation, it makes sense. Hearts being taken of chests is already standard practice on Once and the references to music here are obvious. It’s also in sync with this myth, because the part before this one focuses on a tear, which we saw represented last season.

So when looking at it this way, suddenly the musical episode - while undoubtedly frivolous in its execution, is crucial and may have been planned for a long time. Or at the very least, they knew that if there was going to be a musical episode, this would be the time for it and that’s why they couldn’t confirm before reaching season 6. It seemed sudden and unplanned, but it probably isn’t.

To end, a summary of the seven steps - fitting a show going for seven seasons - from the book so it’s more clear where we are at and how the musical fits in the development of Emma and Regina’s relationship..


While the Skeleton Woman could be interpreted as representing the movements within a single psyche, I find this tale most valuable when understood as a series of seven tasks that teach one soul to love another deeply and well. These are: discovering another person as a kind of spiritual treasure, even though one may not at first realize what one has found. Next in most love relationships comes the chase and the hiding, a time of hopes and fears for both. Then comes the untangling and understanding of the Life/Death/Life aspects of the relationship and the development of compassion for the task. Next come the relaxing into trust, the ability to rest in the presence and goodwill of the other, and after that, a time of sharing both future dreams and past sadness, these being the beginning of healing archaic wounds with regard to love. Then, the use of the heart to sing up new life, and finally, the intermingling of body and soul.


If you’re not into musicals, but you wouldn’t exactly mind Emma and Regina going beyond the platonic, I’d say take a look at what comes after singing up new life and you may want to just hang in there…

anonymous asked:

Hi! I wanted to start watching Kamen Rider but i just don't know where to start! (On a previous post you said Kamen Rider Ex-Aid was a good starting point tho) Any other suggestion? Thanks!

The thing about modern Kamen Rider is that you really can start just about anywhere and not be lost.  What you need is just a good series or a good single movie to get you started.  You could always go with the film that got me on the road to Kamen Rider, 1993′s Kamen Rider ZO.

ZO is a single, stand alone story that’s wrapped up nicely in its run time.  It tells the tale of a young man who was altered by a Scientist to be able to transform into a grasshopper like hero to defend the scientist’s son, who is being targeted by a jealous life-form the doctor created because it wants to force the doctor to complete its evolution into the ultimate form of life.  The effects are fun, the fight scenes well choreographed and the designs for the hero and the monsters are fantastic! Just look at this nightmarish spider monster!

Another good place to start would be with Kamen Rider W from 2009.

I’ve done a much longer write up on this one before (which you can find here) but the short version is that this is one of the best of the recent series.  It’s the tale of a Private Detective named Shotaro and his partner Phillip, who solve cases for people in the fictional city of Fuuto.  Their cases almost inevitably involve creatures called Dopants, which are humans who have used devices known as Gaia memories to gain powers.  When in danger, the two become one with the help of their own Gaia Memories and a belt called the Double Driver which (usually) merges Phillip’s mind into Shotaro’s body making them a single Kamen Rider.  It’s a fun show with a great sense of humor and a really nice introduction to the franchise for a new viewer.

Of course, as I have always maintained, any Kamen Rider show can be someone’s first. That’s kind of the genius of the franchise (and of tokusatsu heroes in general) each season is its own story with its own heroes and its own themes.  The only real constant is a transforming hero with an insect motif (though even that can be violated from time to time i.e. Kamen Rider Amazon) who battles monsters working for an evil organization. So, if any series you’ve read about seems to strike your fancy, give it a shot.  There is a Rider out there for everyone.

Another personal favorite of mine, just as a quick recommendation, is Kamen Rider Fourze.  Space, High School and the overwhelming power of friendship are the themes of this entry and it’s one several of my friends have really loved.

I am sure you’ll find a series that will get you hooked and I wish you the happiest of viewings.  I actually envy people getting into tokusatsu (and especially Kamen Rider) these days.  It’s so much easier to find it than it used to be and the discovery process is part of the joy of what keeps me coming back to the genre over and over again!

anonymous asked:

Yeah I mean Lili and Cole and even Roberto sometimes say things about Bughead that makes us believe that they will last. Because let's be honest, Archie is not the guy for Betty. But then KJ comes in and talks about Barchie in a romantic way. And now I don't know what to believe.

i completely understand where you’re coming from. i definitely feel worried when i read kj say archie is going to be jealous because he has romantic feelings for betty, or that he thinks/wants betty and archie to end up together.. but then i have to remind myself that it’s kind of three against one. cole has talked about how betty and jughead make sense together and that archie has a hard time with their relationship because he doesn’t know how he fits into his friend’s lives anymore, something that RAS has also said– he’s also said that bughead is one of the first things he knew he wanted to do on the show. he’s apparently a big fan of betty and, frankly, jughead treats betty a lot better than archie does. –i don’t want to say kj is reading things wrong, but just today i read an interview of his where he said watching the pilot you can tell b@rchie is endgame………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

i’m not sure we watched the same pilot episode, because in the one i saw, archie zoned out on another girl when betty finally confessed her feelings for him, betty’s confession sounded a lot like she thought they should be together because it was the logical next step, veronica had to convince archie to go to the dance with them when betty invited him, he turned her down at the dance and then proceeded to make out with her new friend, he told said new friend that he’s never felt ‘whatever it is he’s supposed to feel’ with betty, and then he rejected her a second time by telling her he was never going to be good enough for her because she was so perfect. what part of that gave kj endgame vibes??? it gave me archie was right and is never going to be good enough for her vibes. –and then in the following episode, veronica worked a lot harder for betty’s forgiveness than archie did. archie has been best friends with her his entire life and veronica had known her for a week at that point! 

then when lili was told that kj said he thinks they’re endgame, she said, “K.J. is such a Betty and Archie [fan]! He wants them together!” and “I feel like when he was introduced to the Archie story he was told Betty and Archie are endgame, so I think that’s what he sticks to and thinks must be the right thing.” she doesn’t agree with him and almost implies that it’s in his head. she goes on to say that she once thought they were going to be endgame but now isn’t so sure. she’s stated a number of times that she thinks they’re better as friends and that it would be weird if they turned romantic. my favorite quote by her is this one: 

She grew up with him as a best friend, and when you grow up with a guy as a best friend when you’re a girl, it’s hard not to see yourselves becoming romantically involved. You’re like, “We’ve been best friends. Why don’t we just be together?” That’s what she thought. Maybe she wasn’t really in love with him. Maybe she just thought she was because it felt like the right thing to do… (that ties in perfectly with betty’s actual dialog in the first episode)… It wasn’t easy, but it was easier than you would think for her to get over the fact that they shouldn’t be together, romantically. She just had an idea in her head of the perfect couple that was Betty and Archie, but in reality, it wasn’t there and it wouldn’t have been as good.

it feels right. it makes sense. lili is so in love with betty that i feel like she understands her a lot better than most other people do. i know that actors don’t typically have much say in their character’s story lines, but i think lili would be against betty and archie ending up together. lili is so proud of how strong-willed, fierce, courageous, well written, and developed betty is, and getting together with archie would be a step back in that development. she’d be getting together with somebody who hasn’t treated her well (at least romantically) in the past and seems to take her for granted 

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making- Book Review

5/5 Stars 
★★★★★

I can safely say this is one of my all time favourite books. It had me hooked all the way through to the end and even then I found myself still thinking about it constantly. I am so looking forward to the next books which I hope will be equally as brilliant.

This is the kind of book which makes me want to scream at people to read it NOW because everyone should experience it. Although it may not suit all tastes, it was just so perfect for me. Some people have compared it to Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of oz which I can understand but to me it made more sense and reminded me more of the Terry Pratchett Tiffany Aching books.

September is an amazing heroine, a strong, confident resourceful 12 who still at times cries, feels lost and wishes for her mother in between saving others, bleeding, breaking bones, standing up to villains and losing a part of herself. Honestly I feel she is so perfect because she is imperfect and feels so real.

Although all the characters are interesting and intriguing and just so real (especially for mythical/fairytale creatures) A-through-L is my favourite. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I won’t say anything more about him but I really wish A-though-L could come and visit me. I guess I’ll have to settle for reading the next book.

I’m obsessed with fairytales, - original, Disney, modern, rewritten and twisted, all of it - and this is one of my favorite kinds because it’s a completely new story with plots and characters you don't recognise so you never know what’s going to happen. You’re not waiting for the twist that makes it a new story (not that I don’t like those ones too) because it already is new and exciting.