here’s a Megatron poster design thingy I made for my AP Art II teacher!! :0 in class he’d call me Megatron every now and again and it pretty much just kinda became my nickname lol. Sometimes we’d talk about Star Wars and Transformers (with what very little knowledge of G1 I have) and idk I just had a lot of fun in that class and wanted to make something to thank him!!
there’s a lot of design mistakes here since, admittedly, this was my first time drawing literally all of these guys and the background probably could’ve been better (I had to rush to get it printed in time yikes) but other than that I’m really pleased with the way this came out!! and my teacher really liked it too aaaa I’m so happy!!
tbh you (and others) need to stop making such amazing art bc i don't have enough devices to have everyone's stuff as backgrounds. tbh i'm just going to have to start printing things and putting them on my wall at this rate (lol jk, please keep up your amazing work!!)
print them all out anon. make a wallpaper. plaster it on everything u own. if you’re passionate about something u gotta commit sir
Am I cheating if I post this on Saturday? Nevermind haha, yesterday I decided to print out some art to put it up on the wall and I couldn’t be happier with all the drawings and paintings I found. Also, cheeky bottle of water making an appearance! I’m quite surprised there is just one bottle, because I normally have them all around, you gotta stay hydrated right?
Together Or Not At All - Stalia Fanfiction (with Sciles and Sterek friendship)
Set during S6B (Prediction Only)
Stiles Stilinski guided an injured Derek Hale out of the building; he darted his eyes around, other members of his FBI program running around, their uniform torn and their faces flushed of colour from the horrors they had seen. “Agent Stilinski!” Another of his team darted away from the wall, she was dressed in the same black uniform with the letters ‘FBI’ printed on the front, she had a scratch over her cheek; she breathed out heavily, “I can take him, if you like. Are you okay?”
“I’m fine, but two my friends are still inside!” Stiles turned to Derek; his arm still held behind his back, “I’ve gotta to get them out. You’ll be okay?” Derek nodded, he span, placing his hand on his shoulder, squeezing it; he tried to speak, his mouth was moving, but hardly any sound was coming out, Stiles kept both hands on his shoulders, “what? What?”
“You stay safe,” Derek coughed, “and you get them out of there.”
“I promise,” he guided Derek into his teammate’s grasp, “Take care of him, please!” He spoke, darting off back down the corridor. He was the only person heading back inside, his whole team was running out, he heard them all, shouting, telling him to head back. He wasn’t going to leave them. Not Scott and Malia. How could he ever leave them behind? He’d done it too many times! And he wasn’t planning on doing it again. He’d dying trying to save them.
“Stilinski! Stop!” Some gripped onto his shoulder, “where are you going? It’s hell in there!”
“My best friends are in there!” Stiles exclaimed, “I am not leaving them!”
“Here,” the teammate placed his gun into Stiles’s hand, “I saw you get disarmed, you take that!”
“How many have we lost?” Stiles asked.
“Five tops.” He shook his head, Stiles bit his bottom lip, “it’s a fight. It’s life.”
“It’s Beacon Hills.” Stiles sighed, “Most of us are eighteen. This isn’t right.”
“Nothing ever is.” He tapped his back, “stay safe Stilinski!” He charged off, leaving Stiles alone.
“Scott!” Stiles shouted out, “Malia!” Bullets were fired over head, he jumped down onto his front using his elbows to guide him along the floor, “I’m human!” He screamed, hoping none of his FBI team were still close by, “You can’t kill me!” The bullets stopped; Stiles stood up, arms stretched into the air, “why are you doing this?!”
“They took loads from us, so we take loads from them,” a woman walked into the light, she was dressed in a black leather jacket with dark blue jeans; her curly black hair was tangled and she looked tired. Tired of fighting.
“The McCall pack are not dangerous, they never have been. We have the potential to do amazing things.” Stiles summed up.
“Tell that to Allison Argent,” the woman commented.
“Allison died. Allison died, saving people she loves, that’s a hero for you! Erica Reyes, Vernon Boyd, Aiden Steiner, they aren’t important you because they were werewolves, they were still kids when they died, none of them got to eighteen!” Stiles spat, “all of them deserved better! I was possessed…” the three words stumbled his lips and he heard guns being loaded, “by a Nogitsune, which killed Allison, Aiden, five people at the hospital; Karen Richards, Sky Smith, Rachael Karlene, Elyse Williams and Karina Devon! Two of which were under five! So I have way more blood on my hands than Scott ever has, or any of the pack! I didn’t have control. Humans are as bad as the supernatural. You lot kill kids! They might have some powers, but it doesn’t make them all dangerous. Everyone has the ability to dangerous!”
“You’re right! You did kill them.” The woman screamed.
“Oh my God! Weren’t you listening? I know I did! But I was possessed. The pack have control! Unlike you, you’ve heard people who aren’t even supernatural tonight. The FBI, some of them are still eighteen! You’ve killed at least five humans today!” He shouted.
“Any friend of the supernatural are evil,” she held her gun up, “including you,” she pressed the trigger, Stiles’s life flashed before his eyes; he felt a tight grasp on his shoulder bring him down and he crashed to the ground of a small drop.
“Are you trying to get yourself killed?!” Malia’s voice screamed, helping him up.
“I’m wearing a bulletproof vest.” Stiles told her.
“Yeah, yeah, but they aren’t 100%, are they?” Malia questioned.
A rush of nausea travelled through him, he placed his hand on his side, he felt a tear in his vest, “Not always,” he breathed out, Malia placed her hand on his shoulder, “I’m fine,” he stumbled forwards; all sounds drowned out, he could see Malia’s mouth moving, but he couldn’t hear her. She leant forward, placing her hand on his side, blood staining her hand.
“Scott!” She snapped her head back, “Scott!” She wailed, Stiles fell into her arms, “oh, I got you,” she fell down to her knees, holding his shoulders, “I’ve got you, not gonna let you go! Scott!” Her voice hitched, colour draining from her cheeks, “I wasn’t fast enough.”
“It’s okay, hey, we’ll get out of here and we can get it all sorted out,” Stiles smiled reassuringly.
“I’m sorry Stiles, but these bullets, if I got shot, even I wouldn’t survive,” she sniffled.
“It’s okay, I was standing up for you lot. It’s what I do best.” Stiles shook, a scream leaving his lips. Scott dashed out, “hey.”
“Oh my God! Stiles!” Scott collapsed down by the side of them both, “Stiles…”
“Listen, it’s okay,” Stiles cried, “It will be okay.”
“Don’t! Please don’t say that! Allison said that, I can’t…it’s not okay!” Scott screamed.
“Why did you guys stay after Derek was beat up?” Stiles asked, both of them looked down, “I’m dying, you can tell me.”
“There’s a bomb,” Malia started, “inside and it’s gonna off in the next half an hour and wipe out half of this town.”
“That’s not nice,” Stiles said, his head drooping down into his chest, Malia held him up, “what were guys planning to do about it?”
“I think we can contain in to just this building.” Scott explained, “but it would require someone to press the button, no delay.”
“No survival. Well, look. I’m already dying,” Stiles cried, “so I can do it.”
“We can get Parrish here and get you to a hospital,” Scott wept.
“Parrish is on the other side of town, we wouldn’t have time,” Stiles pushed on Malia’s grasp, trying to stand on his own two legs; Scott gripped onto his arm, “just let me die saving lives, hey? Not just being a idiot who thinks speeches will save the day.”
“Scott….his pulse is really weak,” Malia commented, “it’s his wish.”
“Okay,” Scott took Stiles’s arm, wrapping it around his shoulder and guiding him; Malia turned to go, when an arm grabbed hers - the woman, “Lia!” Scott yelled, he picked up Stiles, taking him into a separate room, leaning him up against a wall.
“Malia!” Stiles screamed as Scott went to leave, Malia dashed in slamming the door, “Oh my God! I thought she’d hurt you.”
“I find your lack of faith in me disturbing,” Malia grinned sadly, tears teasing down her cheeks
“Star Wars Quote? To make me feel better….” Stiles beamed, the smile faded as he screamed out, “you know me too well.” Malia walked over, a shake in her step, kneeling down by Stiles’s side, “what?” She leant forward, whispering; Scott knew it was private, between them both, so he pondered to the corner of the room, not listening.
“Malia…” Stiles’s voice cried out, he looked to see a bullet wound in Malia’s side, she was dying too. “He won’t go.”
“But he can’t die either.” Malia whispered, “Hey Scott, you need to say something to him.”
“Yeah.” Scott paced over, “Stiles. You are a pain in the ass, but hey, I love you. I just, I wish I could save you, somehow…” he placed his hand over his mouth and one on the pit of his stomach as a cry tore through him, “I can’t lose you.”
“I love you too, Scottie,” Stiles’s bottom lip quivered, he turned to Malia, who was stood, holding her side; she was also texting Derek. “You’ll always, always, be my brother. That I can promise you, hey? My brother till the end of time, not life.”
“Yeah, yeah, of course.” Scott nodded, “I can’t let you do this.”
“Yes, you can.” Stiles told him, “and you will.” Scott walked over, kneeling down and taking his friend into a tight hug, he then stood back up, taking hold of the button, placing in his grasp, “everyone in this town will know your name.” Scott paced away, tears trailing down his cheeks, Malia followed, “can’t believe we’re doing this,” he said backing out the door.
“Thank you, Scott,” Malia sniffled, she removed her hand from her side to reveal the blood on her shaking hand before he had time to react, she slammed the door, locking it. Scott bolted forward, pressing his hands on the door; Malia leant back, her form shaking as she wailed.
She walked over to Stiles, she slid down by him; her head fell into the groove into his shoulder, Stiles placed his arm around her, planting a kiss on her hair, “I’m glad we’re together for this,” Stiles cried, “when I was with you, I was terrified of losing you. I think it’s why I pushed you away, it’s probably why, I left. You deserved better than me.”
“Nah….” She laughed, it faded as agony took over, “Stiles, I’m scared,” she cried, Stiles’s head fell onto hers, “So scared.”
“Me too,” Stiles rubbed her back. “But we’re in this together.”
“Together or not at all, glad it’s with someone I love.” Malia shook, wrapping her hand around Stiles’s hand which had the trigger in. Malia’s phone buzzed, “Derek’s got Scott out of the way and everyone else.” She texted back, ‘We love you all.’ Before tossing the phone into the corner of the room, “see you in the next life, Stiles.”
“Always. It was a pleasure to love you, Mal.” He tightened his grip around her; she stayed nestled into his side as in unison, they pressed down on the button and saved Beacon Hills - one last time.
OMG OMG OMG OMG YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS! YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY! i posted these before but i deleted that and edited these so you can actually read the nice comments! I GOTTA SAY IM TEMPTED TO PRINT THESE AND HANG THEM ON MY WALL HAHAHA
if y’all wanna read my fics here’s the my fics tag on my blog! i should probably make a quick link eventually if my fics get anymore popular…
Hey, kiddo! Happy sixteenth! Time goes by so fast. I hope you’re having a great day so far!
I heard you’ve been having a rough time of it lately. (Guess I’m a bit of a snoop.) You know, it’s hard to be sixteen! When I was your age I tried to run away from home, but my speeder ran out of fuel and I had to take a shameful walk back to my aunt and uncle’s house. But that’s a different story.
Its always been a hassle for Seraph to keep his sniper’s nest clean, with a few potted plants neatly placed in corners, effefiantly organized ammo on the shelves, and varieties of different rifles neatly arranged on his wall.
“Agh.. Damn, watch it when ‘yeh track mud in.. I gotta clean that floor again…” he sighed in annoyance as he watched you step in with muddy boots, making prints on his wooden floor, which he’d have to get down on his knees and scrub.
POSTERS AND ART PRINTS. my walls are crazy covered- i have 21 posters/prints, my pride flag, and some misc photos/drawings/etc from friends above my desk!!!
i call it the art cart even tho it’s not a cart but. it’s a little purple shelf next to my desk i keep most of my supplies on
a tiny accidental shrine to norman babcock
both a wii and wii u that are used solely for hulu or mariokart at this point
my memory boxes! i keep all my letters and scraps of things in one, and all of my journals (currently at 10!) in a box
- 5 things I’ve always wanted to do in my life
go to either nyc, portland, or san francisco!
crowd surf at a concert (but i usually have good spots i don’t want to give up. so idk)
marry a beautiful girl one day
have a comic or cartoon that is somewhat successful
MEET DANNY DEVITO
- 5 things on my to do list
read chapters 12-13 of warriors don’t cry for AP eng
get started on the glowbos (glow phobos) drawings for drew
put away laundry
play life is strange with my gf at somepoint today
i probably need to do the dishes shit
- 5 things people may not know about me
i met george bush when i was 4 and made the front page of the macon newspaper! it turned into this big crazy thing because they didn’t have my name down and they wanted to credit me. they found out who i was a week later when i won a beauty pageant in the area and was like, lowkey a local celebrity for a few months
i don’t hold my pencil the “right” way! i make a fist around it, tucking my thumb in against the pen. it’s resulted in this weird bump/callus that i’ll probably have forever. it looks gross but no, it will not pop, no it doesn’t hurt, it’s just like, a weird bump of skin that kinda formed as a cushion for when i write/draw
i have been drawing practically my entire life!!! i realized when i was 6 or 7 i wanted an art-based career
thinking back on it ive actually met a pretty good amount of celebrities. more than most people my age have i think? i blame my parents, specifically my mom. she was kind of a groupie for bands when she was younger and taught me how to meet bands after concerts from a pretty early age. then it just happens that ive been to cons/signings/festivals so?? i could go on but i feel like thats bragging and i dont wanna sound like a dick
i have a girlfriend!! she lives in california and we’ve been in a long-distance relationship for almost 4 months now. she used to be seafarin-karen on here but her parents made her delete right before (or was it after?? i cant remember) we started dating.
I really gotta measure the poster from the ultimania so I can put it in a frame instead of having it balancing against push pins lol. my guess is 16x20, but it may be a bit off. and so far as I know, we don’t have a machine to trim the white around it, cause I thiiiiink it may be off from that size just from the bit of border. …i still have to actually measure it to be sure of any of this, though lol
but I think i gotta move a bunch of the stuff I have pinned against the wall next to me, so that way I can put more xv prints right beside me, once I get frames for everything…. will lower my whiteboard, too, I think, to give more room for prints…. yesssss……
**Okay I’m going to start this with a disclaimer that I’m using solely personal experience to create this guide. What I do works for me, idk if it is your style or if its something you can do based on your location. I’d also like to say that I work for Joann Fabrics and in this guide I’m going to point out some mistakes I often see by customers and tell you how to avoid them in order to save yourself as much money as you possibly can.
Know Your Store
Alright lil homie, in case youre like any angry middle aged women shopping at Joanns, I’d just like you to know that ALL Joann’s vary by location. My local Joanns is very small store, so we don’t carry as much as a larger store would. Understand that if you cant find something at your store, you can special order it or go to another store.
Get to Know the Workers
Believe it or not, most of the workers at Joanns sew (at least to some extent). I know for a fact that there are three cosplayers that work at my local Joanns. Other than them, there are two seamstresses as well. If you have a question about fabric or construction, ask someone who is at the cutting counter, assuming they’re not busy. Usually, the workers at the cutting counter sew, and will be able to help you. The workers at Joanns just want to help you as best they can, so don’t be afraid to ask someone for help. Also, try to see if you can find someone wearing a maroon apron, because it is literally their job to help you find what you need and help you with any questions you might have.
Sign Up for EVERYTHING
Sign up for the mailing list. Sign up for the emails. Sign up for the texts. Download the app. Are you a student? Sign up for the Student Discount card. Are you a teacher? Sign up for the Teacher Discount card. Hell, apply for a job there and get that Employee Discount too. Before you know it, you will be drowning in more coupons than you will know what to do with. The mailing ads are sent out every sale (about every two weeks). Emails are sent every couple of days. Texts aren’t as often, but will have great coupons.
Read the Ad
Here’s this current sale’s ad:
I’m using this page and a personal experience as an example.
This page may seem super simple and straight forward, but if you don’t look carefully while you’re reviewing your ad, you might miss something really useful. For example, I skimmed the ad when I first got it, noticed a few things I needed that were on sale, and closed the ad. I did not see the ad for the pattern sale, and nearly missed the sale ($1.99 is an amazing sale omg). Keep an eye out for pattern sales, too, because you can’t use coupons on them!
Okay, so I needed to buy four yards of a bottomweight fabric. As the ad above says, Fashion bottomweights are on sale for 40% off. Does that mean ALL bottomweights are on sale? NO. Only Fashion are. This is where people often make mistakes when trying to use coupons. Fashion is a brand (collection? idk what really but its a type). My local Joann’s carries two brands of bottomweights, Fashion and See and Sew. The bottomweight I wanted, which I had seen the last time I was shopping, was See and Sew, which is not on sale.
“But that’s not on sale!!" the novice shopper cries "I thought you were going to tell us how to save money!!!”
It’s not on sale. Which is better. Because it’s not on sale, I can use a coupon on it! Almost all of Joann’s coupons are for regularly priced items. Luckily for me, going on right now is an event called Coupon Commotion, in which Joann’s gives out a metric shitton of 50% off coupons in their ads. Remember how i said to sign up for everything? Well, because I receive both the mailer and the emails, I had EIGHT 50% off coupons going into the store. However, when it’s not Coupon Commotion, there is usually a 50% of fabric coupon every now and then in the mailer.
Back to the bottomweight I bought. I needed four yards of it, and regularly priced at $9.99/yrd, that comes to $39.96 for just that fabric. I, however, still needed four more fabrics, and there’s no way I’m paying with my firstborn child in order to cosplay. BUT, since I have a 50% off coupon, bam! That fabric comes to $19.98 total. Not too shabby, huh?
Never Pay Full Price For Anything
This is my motto whenever I go shopping. Hoard your coupons. watch the sales. Know what you gotta get and how much.
“But I don’t wanna give out my personal information!!” cries the young cosplayer
No worries, homie. I understand. If you go to Joann’s website, you get print coupons right off the site! And they’re the same exact coupons that you would get through the emails.
Just go to Joann’s website, and click the coupons link and the very top on the right hand side of the page.
Pay! Attention! To! Your! Coupons! Some coupons are online only or are not for something you’re buying. There was a 50% off notions wall items a while back, and it ONLY took off of notions wall items. However, people still tried using it (whether knowing or not). A handy guide for you to know whether or not the coupon you received from email or the site is for online only, is that an online only coupon will literally say “ONLINE ONLY” on the top of the coupon. They also will not have a barcode.
As you can see, the 15% off total purchase and free shipping coupons are online only.
Also, watch for when your coupons expire! Cashiers cannot take expired coupons; the computer cannot read them.
Wait For Sales
“But you just told us not to!!” cries the confused cosplayer.
Yes, buy regular priced with a coupon IF the coupon is better than the sale. Last sale, the bottomweight I wanted was 30% off. I knew that was not enough to get me to buy it, so I waited. Shopping at Joann’s can sometimes be a gamble. You have to be patient and watch the sales. This is also why you should start your cosplays months ahead of time so that you can plan for the best sales possible. Some sales will be better than the coupon. Right now, fleece is on crazy sale, Blizzard and Microfiber are both 50% off, and Anit-Pill is 60% off. During big holiday sales, some things are on insane sales. During Labor Day weekend, tons of fabrics were 50% off on sale.
Patterns are tricky. Most cosplayers need patterns at some point in their cosplaying life, but they are hella expensive. $18.75 for tissue paper with some guidelines on it? Ugh. Crack open the piggy bank now.
There are, however, some good things about patterns. Major patterns companies like Simplicity and McCall’s both produce costume patterns for characters from many series, including Disney, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, etc, as well as other costume patterns for strange things that cosplays might need.
However, you can’t use coupons on patterns. Why? Because patterns are ALWAYS on sale, usually 30-40% off. But thats still $11 a pattern, and who wants to pay that? Not me. So unless you desperately need a pattern asap, what you gotta do is wait for pattern sales. Pattern sales are amazing because you can stock up on all the patterns you’ll need for whatever the hell you might make.
Patterns usually go on sale around Halloween, but its always different for each brand. McCall’s go on sale this week 3 for $5, and last week Simplicity was on sale for $1.99 each. Every now and then, there will be a $0.99 pattern sale for (insert company), and those are the best. They don’t happen often, though.
Be a Good Customer
Believe it or not, employees remember faces. They remember if you caused them trouble. They remember if you were rude to them. On the flipside, they remember if you were courteous and thankful. They remember the smile on the face of someone they helped. Just be nice to them. They are overworked, especially during Halloween season.
Always have your coupons ready before checkout. Please don’t be that customer who walks up, gets all their stuff rung up, and then asks “so what coupons do you have?”. Cashiers aren’t allowed to give you coupons during certain sales, and saying “But you gave me coupons LAST time” isn’t going to make them break the rules for you. Also don’t be that person who, upon hearing the total, pulls out their phone and asks the cashier where to find coupons. It’s your job as the customer to know how much you’re going to pay, and it’s not their fault as the cashier when it’s more than you wanted.
Also, if there’s something you picked up, but decided you don’t want anymore, DO NOT just leave it somewhere in the store. Just bring it to the cashier, and they will put it away. It’s so much easier for them to put it away than to collect all the random mismatched thing throughout the store and then put them away.
Black Friday sales are at Joanns too. The sales last all weekend and change every day. And if you have nowhere else to be that weekend, I suggest stocking up on stuff you need. I went there last year and spent maybe $60 on nearly $150 worth of stuff. I’m not sure what the sales will be like this year, but it might be a good idea to watch for when that comes out. Last year, there was a coupon for 25% off your total purchase, which is amazing, especially when you’re buying eighteen yards of fabric. However, this will not be the time to ask employees questions about construction and things about your costume, because they will be overworked and stressed out.
“But isn’t it their job to help me?” the novice shopper asks.
In the grand scheme of things, yes, that is part of their job. However, Black Friday is a stressful time for everybody involved, and literally every employee that store has will be working that weekend. It’s not bad to ask employees questions like “Where’s the elastic?” or “do you carry brocades?” that weekend, but it might be a good idea to wait until a less busy day to ask something like “hey how do i make this thing”. You don’t want to hold up the cutting counter on the busiest day of the year and upset not only customers but also employees.
**I hope this little guide can help some of you out there. This is all I can think to add right now, so I might add later on. If anyone else has anything, feel free to add! And if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an ask about something! ignore the copious amounts of spelling mistakes this took a long time to write and also take a shot every time i say ‘however’
Part 1 of my WIR Collection. Click pics for captions!
Happy 3rd Fanniversary!! It really says something about this movie that it’s the first and only one of two (the other being Big Hero 6) movies I own on Blu-Ray combo and I DON’T EVEN HAVE A BLU-RAY PLAYER.