i know this is old but it's still my fave


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Because I’ve been so excited about the recent Person of Interest season finale, I decided to revisit my older paintings of Reese and Finch - they are among, if not actually, my favorite portraits I’ve ever done, and deserved some touchup and refinement. This show has come so far and raises such interesting questions - it’s a privilege to paint these characters (and hopefully I’ll do more this year during the hiatus!)

You can buy prints and products of “He Who Fights Monsters” and “The Abyss Gazes Back” at my Society6 shop!

“Sometimes I look at Kelli O’Hara and I think all the girls in the fairy tales were based on her. She’s beautiful. She’s funny. She’s smart. She sings like nobody on the planet. She dances like Ginger Rogers— I don’t even think she knew that, but she does. She’s been in nine Broadway shows. She’s been nominated for five Tony Awards. She has an amazing husband, two wonderful children, and makes a mean grits casserole. She’s performed in everything from South Pacific to King Lear to our own The Bridges of Madison County, this season. She’s appeared with the New York Philharmonic, been on Sex and the City, performed at Carnegie Hall, and three times at the Kennedy Center Honors, But here’s the deal, folks: Kelli O’Hara is no princess. Bart Sher says that what makes Kelli so spectacular is that she is a woman on stage. She brings a woman’s understanding and emotion to every part she plays. She will not let a word or a lyric get by her that isn’t right. And when everything is right, she falls into your arms and you cannot imagine ever being loved by anybody else.”

Happy 41st Birthday to the best there is, Kelli O’Hara!


Long post ahead y’all but this was a lot of fun to go back and reminiscence about markson and their antics together. I hope all of y’all enjoy! 

Also, please remember that these are my own personal opinions and that they shouldn’t be taken literally or seriously. But if you ever wanna come talk markson with me, I’m always ready :) ((Note: All gifs should be linked directly but videos and pictures with have physical links above them because I’m not sure how to link those to their respective tumblrs– if your post is here and you want your content removed bc you don’t like the linking, msg me and I’ll take it down.)) I’m a litlle late but here we go!!

1. This was one of the ones I already had in mind ;) I just love it bc it’s such a weird situation to be in but Mark, ever the gentleman, just takes it in stride and keeps his hands to himself. I love how near Jackson gets to Mark and if that isn’t the simplest testament of how (pun coming) close they are, I don’t know what is. In all honesty, if Mark really wanted out, a simple hand on the back or a squeeze on the shoulder or even just shifting out of the way would have sufficed but he stays and although his face is stoic, his eyes are constantly on Jackson. LOVE IT!

(Make sure to click the gif to see the whole gif post!)

2. SOFT!! My heart always swells a bit when I see this picture!! It’s natural and pure and they’re both enjoying this moment and it’s evident on their faces. I personally think jumping around puts a smile on most peoples faces and if other people, friends, are doing it with you, then there’s no way that isn’t going to make you shine. SO, jumping+BFF+concert adrenaline+love= BIG A__ SMILES !! Oh they’re also cuties so there’s that factor too.

LINK: http://fyeahmarkson.tumblr.com/post/136342100342

3. TBH I GOT DISTRACTED WITH THIS ONE AND REWATCHED THIS SECTION OF THE REAL GOT7– anyways…THIS IS PROBS MY ALL-TIME FAVE, THAT I FORGOT ABOUT. So the whole episode itself was hilarious with got7 and we got some markson moments sprinkled in but THIS, THIS takes the cake. I mean who doesn’t want to see their otp get this close to kissing? I love Mark’s hands cradling the back of Jackson’s head. I’d like to believe that Jackson stretched his neck up a bit more when Mark touched the other side of the paper but I’m not sure in this gif bc its quick (maybe I’ll add another one after I publish this). Like omg still can’t believe this happened though :D

4.  Ok all the Got2Day Vapp stuff was gold and I loved the fact that we got to see everyone but of course my faves Mark and Jackson had the best one ;) It was cute and relaxed and I just love them in light/soft colors. Also #no#personal#space !! The video is just a short moment but it is super cute and I love them smiling at eachother bc heart palpitations~ OH but the second gif is MY FAVORITE bc it’s Mark just watching Jackson talk and he just looks so content and caring and its just one of those moments ok

(Make sure to click the gif to see the whole gif post!)

LINK: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/152683520387/jackson-lays-on-the-table-and-mark-laughs 

5. I could rant FOR YEARS about this but idk if tumblr has a character limit or no.. BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS JUST ICONIC!! It was actually the 1st to pop into my mind bc it was my icon (no joke for that one sorry) for a month I think? ANYWHO, I just straight up love this. They’re close. Jackson’s shirtless. Said Jackson is pressed along Mark’s backside. Said Mark is very very very smiley. Like Jackson could’ve chosen someone else- JB was kinda close I think- but he chose bae and got all up in bae’s business. And the fact that he’s partially restraining Mark? Keeping him flush with his body and leaning in to talk to him? My heart cannot keep up, this some tachycardia **** right here omg seriously!! Is it hot for anyone else in here or is it just them? *wink* 

PICTURE LINK: http://bangtancity.tumblr.com/post/149470443176/fyeah-markson-please-tell-me-again-that-markson

VIDEO LINK 1: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/149317913961/shirtless-jackson-hugging-mark-from-behind

VIDEO LINK 2: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/149277241258/two-angles

6. GO WATCH THE VIDEO PLEASE. Like the caption is spot on in my mind and I couldn’t agree more on the fact that it looked like Jackson was going to do something intimate and then he hesitated and looked at the camera!! UGH. seriously a fave moment bc its like what were you gonna do? huh?! You can’t not agree with the fact that that boy was playing around behind Mark. And then there’s Mark’s small smile and that little thing he does with his mouth, which reminded me of someone keeping a smirk in check. Oooooh there’s def something going on there and I wish I knew what it was!!

LINK: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/151033384652/i-already-posted-this-but-ill-post-it-again

I couldn’t find a gif of this video D: but I found some others from the same video (they’re faves but this ^^^ moment is the one I really cared for)

7. ANOTHER VIDEO!! 9/10 markson shippers should remember this badboy right here. I don’t even remember what video this moment came from but even if I see a still I freak out bc this is literal gold. One of the best shows of touchy!Mark and cuddly!Jackson ever. Seriously, Mark kept putting his hands on Jackson and moving subtly, and then he even has the nerve to lean into Jackson further to whisper something-BOY!! And then there’s Jackson who decides it’s perfectly ok to rest his head on Mark’s chest all casual like he’s done it a thousand times before. And one moment I really love to see is Jackson noticing Mark playing with J’s bracelet, looking at him, and then Mark moves his hand away so quickly like he’s been caught. its cute. don’t fight me on this. Also I got newly-dating vibes from this: not sure how much actual touching is safe, leaning into one another, glued at the hip, private jokes. Markson or never ;) I’ll add a gif when I find one!

(Make sure to click the gif to see the whole gif post!)

LINK: http://awesomemeowww.tumblr.com/post/128284251380/markson-httpifttt1hebms6

8. This picture satisfies like 3 things from my otp goggles-on checklist: smiling towards the other, touching, and suggestive posturing. Don’t tell me that this doesn’t look like Jackson’s about to pull Mark in and plant one on him! The positioning of Jackson’s hands make me wanna punch something bc who puts their hands there unless its for a headbutt or a kiss?? And lemme tell you that I’m 99% sure that he’s not about to headbutt Mark. (ALSO ARMS 4 DAYS JACKSON OVER HERE #hot hot hot) Back to the smiling and touching and pose- they’re close for one thing, and then Mark’s about to go into hug mode, there’s full eye contact going on, and what a beautiful smile!! It seems so loving and happy that I just can’t deal with them rn. I have a link to a gif, Jackson jumping into Mark’s arms :) , so I’ll add that in later!

PHOTO LINK: https://dani-okem.tumblr.com/post/160701529358

9. Ok but I really think they fit together so well sometimes~ Like their heights aren’t monumentally different but it’s enough that they look good together. SO there’s that sly BUTT tap and then the blessed hand moves up to the lower back (i like ur style boy) and eventually falls off the waist when they stop in front of the fans. Mark is totally guiding Jackson here and it seems like he’s 100% a-ok with it. Oh and there’s definitely some smiles going on here! I wish we had more concerts but the fanmeets are still great but there’s something about concerts that really let otps shine.

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10. VIDEO— ITS THE FINAL ONE Y’ALL AND ITS A FAVE BC I’VE BROUGHT IT UP A FEW TIMES. (lol I still get pissed every time I remember that I posted the screenshots on my old baeksoo account instead of this one but oh whale:) ) anyways I just love love love this bc it was so fleeting but so memorable. I know Mark was running around messing with everyone during this time (and that he did something similar to JB) but this was something special for Jackson. There was NO SPACE between them and their heads were so so so close. And then there were lots of giggles and smiling and DID YOU NOTICE THAT JACKSON HITCHED HIS LEG UP WHICH IN TURN BROUGHT MARK’S LEG HIGHER AND BY DEDUCTION, THEIR HIPS CLOSER?? bc I did. bc I know that. and it’s true. AND THEN AS MARK (the little tease) LEFT, JACKSON TRIED TO KEEP HIM THERE!! GRABBED AT HIS WAIST!!  I just want to know what on earth was going through Mark’s head when he decided to go and lay flush against his group member. seriously tho. but 11/10 would recommend them recreating this, in the presence of a solid 1080p filming camera preferably. 

PIC LINK: http://bangtancity.tumblr.com/post/144433607756/ss-baeksoo-you-can-see-that-jackson-brought-up

VIDEO LINK: http://awesomemeowww.tumblr.com/post/127118208761/jackson-doesn-t-want-mark-to-leave-so-he-was-about


johndaveweek DAY 1: Fanart Trade

Blue Skies 
by kancake 

i have so many favorites but i went to the short and sweet route. it’s a pretty old fic and i don’t know if the author is still active but it’s a really fluffy read.

I have been meaning to post this for a while since it is truly my favorite Graham Coxon thing ever. I found this screenshot of Graham’s tumblr on pinterest and I guess he posted a submitted post that had been tagged “masturbation material” without realizing it and then wrote a brilliant stream of consciousness almost poem about discovering a photo of himself being called “masturbation material.” The post says this:

rebogging.. the image…to ..that will in turn… concrete dream
is that against the rules to rebog yourselfs image…i thought.. i remember him.. looking like him.. knew how i felt when  the picture got took..so….with how i felt at the time…i would have been happy to know…maybe a bit frightened..to see…what was written….i am safe. its an old picture.

 concrete dream.  

   first pair of 501s.

 short hair…the soggy desert.

 i am material..

 i know all about urges..

better out than in…..my twenties was a crashes urge disgrace locked in a rib cage hell.

an injustice…..break your ribs.

(i found this months ago and still laugh every time i think about it. graham is a national treasure)

anonymous asked:

whats ur honest opinion of tumblr & people u have come across on this site? how long have u been on here? just curious bc im bored. its alright for me, i keep coming back on here even though i change my fandoms a lot and there's a lot i don't like about it but it's still my fave of all. i don't particularly like twitter it's too much effort and instagram is meh i don't really use it. - bored anon

I love tumblr, the community here is way better than it is in Twitter tbh.. I hate Twitter… I deleted my old account because it was a mess and I don’t know why I made a new one again tbh. But yeah I love Tumblr, honestly it gives us way more freedom than other social media, that’s what I love of Tumblr. I don’t know. I married Tumblr tbh (not literally xD) and the day I leave it, the day the world ends! Xo, Ara~

my brain is still dead from writing and i need a distraction so i’m about to binge some horror movies and rec some of my faves to y’all with links to trailers

Pet (2016)- “A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old crush and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her captor? “

Intruders (2016)- “Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only problem.” 

Alyce Kills (2011)- “After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart along with anyone else who gets in her way.”

American Mary (2012)- “The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called “freakish” clients.”

Excision (2012)- “A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.”

White; Melody of the Curse (2011)- “Girl group “Pink Dolls” is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song “White”, a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations.”

Dumplings (2004)- “A former TV star, plagued by the thought of her shallow and unfaithful executive husband leaving her due to her advancing age visits Mei, a retired gynecologist who now makes “miracle dumplings” for women looking to regain their youth. The main ingredient, however, might be more than she can handle.”

anonymous asked:

OKAY so in the eleventh image in the game of thrones post for season six episode ten, the naked woman with the baby is sitting up against a pillow. Yes. I'm asking about a pillow. I'm sorry. But do either of you know about what could be filling the pillow because it looks like it is loosely sewn shut (so it's still open some) but it's filled With some brown stuff. My first thought is straw/hay but if the pillow is open on one end then wouldn't it get everywhere? Obscure question, I know. Thanks!

The pillow may have been filled with old rags or feathers (the reddish/brown material looks similar to the bedspread, right?). My FAVE medieval pillow is in Impruneta (near Florence).


The corner of Hall St.

Tonight I got in my car,
Driving towards the same streets
Where the beginning of “us” began.
Your old house that was once blue,
Sits on the corner of Hall st.
The new owners painted it yellow.
It brings a false sense of contentment
That’d make us sick to our stomachs
Because you and I both know
About the secrets that are buried there.
And I know blue was your favorite color.
I am parked across the street and I -
Smell the apple pie we made last fall,
The old Oak tree still stands proud.
I picture your step Dad’s face
When he finally caught on,
And I bite my nails because -
Remembering makes me nervous.
But most of all I hear you laughing,
And that is when my heart breaks
All over again and I check the time
It is 3:17am and if you were here,
You would tell me how important
Sleep is but I wonder why you never
Realized how important YOU were.
My eyes begin to water,
So I start my car and drive away
Only because I know its what you
Would have wanted.


The reason I like Owl City is because the music is my escape from reality.

It sounds a little bit cliche but that is how it works for me, I discovered the crystal caves, all the colors that I have never know songs could possibly show.Even though it’ s been a long time,I can still hear some bits of those memories attached with the music and I feel so old yet close to younger times.

anonymous asked:

Tbh I really miss the old dmmd circle, you know the one. Then everyone started drifting away and after some of my faves disappeared, nothing much was keeping me in the fandom anymore. I think it's nothing short of a miracle that you're still around. I admire your dedication.

i think part of it stems from the fact that i’m actually not done with the game yet. the sound on my laptop doesn’t work with headphones so….you see my dilemma there?

but no i feel you. when they were here, the old circle, the Big Names, many of whom were my friends…. they really popped out some original content and made things so vibrant and lively. and sure, many of them i still keep contact with via facebook and conventions, but it’s not quite the same. i feel like now that they’re gone, i’m one of the remaining people. i feel kind of alone. in may i’ll have been at this for two years and i’ve seen so many people come and go. it makes me sad. but as one of my favorite people would tell me, i can’t let myself get so caught up in the past that it distracts me from what i have now. 

though it’d be dandy to have more active dmmd fans