i like the colors in the last one


Salespitch: This was my dad’s idea, after I started really getting into traveling sales and had a few unpleasant run-ins. It took them a while, but between Dad, Pitch Black, and my magic tutor Mr. Buckington, they developed these “Escape Cards” that I can activate for a one-time short-range teleportation. Thankfully, I’ve only had to use them a few times, because they’re kind of hard to make, and running for my life is exhausting and completely screws up my schedule.


(A/N: This seemed like a good follow-up for the last one. I’m pleased with how it came out, and I think I’ve uncovered a handy cheat for backgrounds, which are my greatest bane and so, trust me, you WANT me to find faster ways to do the unimportant ones. XD Basically I took a stock photo of a street and fudged it over with the base colors. Didn’t turn out half bad! Also I think I’m getting marginally better at coming up with pony color schemes?! I really like Ms. Police Pony, might have to keep her around. :D

Lots of questions in the queue, and lots of new followers! THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING! <3 I shall do my best to keep ‘em coming for you, guys! Stay frosty,

~Riverfox237/TheRIU/River Babble)

Harry Potter / Reader One-Shot


Requested by: Anonymous

Parings: Slightly Reader/Harry Potter


Words: 1117

A/N: I hope you like it lovely Anon. I really enjoyed writing this one. <3

Tips: Y/N = your name, Y/L/N = your last name, Y/H/C = your hair color, Y/E/C = your eye color, Y/B/N = your brother’s name, Y/M/N = your mother’s name, Y/M/L/N = your mother’s last name, Y/F/N = your father’s name. The reader is a Gryffindor and a female.

‘‘there is a variety of sadness that makes a home in your guts and never quite leaves.’’

When the Hogwarts Express stopped it was like the whole new kind of hell unleashed itself on Platform 9¾. Many families gathered on the King’s Cross Station to greet their children and relatives. And in all that confusion, Harry managed to lost Hermione and Ron. He was supposed to meet them when they exited the train, but he only saw rows and rows of unknown and familiar faces.
Letting out a long sigh he was keeping in him, Harry’s hand tightened slightly around the handle of a single piece of luggage he was dragging behind him.
Somberly looking away from parents that were hugging a first year Hufflepuff boy, he felt something tightening in his chest. After a long time, Harry felt many buried emotion starting to emerge once more. He was feeling like eleven years old that found himself alone in the same place. It was always at the same place. Harry’s thoughts echoed in his mind like a broken bell.
Still trying to make his way from all the people and find his friends something else stopped him in his tracks; a voice. “Father, over here!”

He knew that voice. Harry loved hearing it during his Transfiguration classes. It always sounded soft, but at the same time firm and well spoken. No wonder professors love her so much. And truth to be told, the Boy Who Lived would lie if he said that he didn’t love it as well. All these years he only exchanged few sentences with you, however, he can always clearly recall perfectly the few special spots in that Y/E/C eyes.
Harry adored you, yet now, he just wanted for you to go away. He needed your perfection to disappear for this moment.  After your voice, he saw your Y/H/C standing out from the crowd. You Gryffindor uniform was fully loose as you run towards your parents and older brother. Y/B/N finished Hogwarts two years ago, but he always had time to greet you every time you stepped down from that train. First who embraced you was your mother. Her gentle eyes were full of tears of joy and pride; in her eyes, you and Y/B/N were her whole world. Nobody was more proud than her when both of her children achieved so much during their first few years at Hogwarts.
The second who hugged you was your father, Y/F/N. His hug lasted shorter but it was full of warmth. “Nice job, Y/N. We are all proud of you.” His smile could light up hundreds of stars. And lastly, your brother gave you the greatest ruffle that even the best magic trick couldn’t fix. “Y/B/N, you twat!” You desperately yelled as your brother playfully laughed. “Language, young lady!” Your mother scolded. And Y/B/N, leave your sister alone. The poor dear must be horribly tired from her trip back.“ Your brother only snickered as he watched you trying to fix your now ruined braid, "Of course, mother.”
Harry felt his heart silently tearing as he watched (against his better judgment) a family.

You gave your brother one final dirty looks, which he only shrugged off with a simple wink. He’ll pay for that. Just you wait, Y/B/N. After all, Jelly-Legs jinx was one of your most specialized ones. Finally giving up on trying to fix the ruined mess of your hair, you felt a strange sensation of being watched. Which was not strange by itself, after all, you were staining on the train platform. No, this was a different kind of being watched. Turning you gaze towards left, you saw emerald orbs you knew so well. They were filled with sadness and something else you couldn’t quite place.
When young Potter locked his eyes with your Y/E/C one, he quickly looked away obviously trying to find some kind of escape. But you hated giving up, so next thing that came from your mouth was his name, “Harry! Come here, I want you to meet my family!”
The poor boy was trapped. He didn’t have much of a choice to escape. Your parents were already smiling in his direction expecting from him to come over. So, the Boy Who Lived took a deep breath and slowly walked over towards you. Harry felt like he was fighting a dragon again. His inner self was battling his own envious feelings with new ones he tried to recognize.

“So, you are the famous Harry Potter.” Your brother said while shaking his hand when Harry approached all four of you saying a small greeting. “You must be Y/B/N. Y/N mentions you a lot.” Harry replayed and only received cheeky grin in return, “She mentions you a lot in her letters too.” At that, you promptly shoved him with your elbow in the ribs. Harry’s cheeks took pinkish color quickly, but turned completely red when your mother enveloped the boy in what you called her ‘mother hen hugs’. “We are so glad to meet you, dear. Oh, sweet Merlin!” She suddenly exclaimed in realization. “When is the last time you were fed properly? Y/N, darling, you didn’t mention they don’t give you dinners anymore at the school like they use to in my days.” Y/M/N asked worried keeping her right hand on Harry’s shoulder. You shrugged and gave Harry sly smile. “Well, no matter.” You mother continued giving the emerald eyed another soft-motherly gaze, “You are coming with us, young man. I prepared more than enough homecoming food for us.”

Harry found himself surprised, “That won’t be necessary, Mrs. Y/M/L/N, but I-”

“No buts,” She stated firmly, which lured small smile in corner of Harry’s lips. The woman reminded him of Mrs. Weasley. Not by looks, but by her motherly warmth that she projected to people around her. “You are coming with us. Y/N can show you around our home. You will be always welcome there, dear. Feel free to stay with us as long as you like.” Y/M/N happily replayed while your father and brother nodded offering him welcoming smile.

“Welcome aboard,” Your brother said before starting to walk ahead with your father and mother. You sheepishly moved over to still blushing Harry, “I hope you like honey pie.”

“I love it,” Harry said happily suddenly feeling like a part of something. Feeling no alone anymore. “Great!” You chirped taking hold of his hand and pulling him towards your family. “My mother does love to bake it every Sunday.” The Boy Who Lived laughed. It was first genuine laugh this year; and your hand in his felt like he caught the best Golden Snitch yet. Now, he only had to remember to send a letter to Ron and Hermione explaining why he lost them at the train station.

I was tagged by @harryteasontable, thank you sweets 💕

Rules: Once you have been tagged you are supposed to write 92 truths about yourself. At the end, choose 25 people to tag!

THE LAST…                                                                                                          1. Drink: Water
                                                                                                      2. Phone call: Shaun, a lady I work with who’s like a second mom to me           3. Text message: another lady I work with                                                           4. Song you listened to: Heavenly by Pale Waves                                                5. Time you cried: I think one day last week when I had a full blown meltdown

HAVE YOU EVER…                                                                                               6. Dated someone twice: No                                                                                7. Been cheated on: Thankfully no                                                                       8.  Kissed someone and regretted it: No                                                              9. Lost someone special: Of course                                                                   10. Been depressed: I’m sure at some point it’s seemed that way                    11.  Gotten drunk and thrown up: Luckily no, I can keep my liquor down

                                                                          Mint green                                                                                                 Charcoal gray                                                                                               Harry’s bath water - that pink is my favorite

                                                                     15. Made new friends: No                                                                                   16. Fallen out of love: That would require me actually being in love with someone, so no                                                                                                  17. Laughed until you cried: I always cry when I laugh                                      18. Found out someone was talking about you: Not that I remember               19. Met someone who changed you: Not really                                                 21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: No                                                     22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: Probably about 90% of them                                                                                             23. Do you have any pets: Nope, I don’t have a good history with animals      24. Do you want to change your name: When I was little I did because it was so different, but now I get a lot of compliments on it                                              25. What did you do for your last birthday: Cried on the sofa because no one remembered                                                                               
                         26. What time did you wake up: I think around 8 this morning                          27. What were you doing at midnight last night: I think I was watching Netflix but I might have been asleep                                                                              28. Name something you cannot wait for: Harry Styles Live on Tour                 29. When was the last time you saw your mother: Like two minutes ago lol     30. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: My job, it is physically and sometimes emotionally exhausting. I have this little voice in the back of my head telling me I need a new job every time I go to work               31. What are you listening to right now: Nothing at the moment                       32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Uh huh                                       33. Something that is getting on your nerves: This damn hot weather and my neighbors who shoot off fireworks a month before the 4th of July                    34. Most visited website: Probably tumblr                                                         35. Elementary: Yes                                                                                            36. High School: Yes                                                                                           37. College/university: Yes, but I think I’ll end up going back to school            38. Hair colour: Blonde                                                                                       39. Long or short hair: It’s been above my shoulders for about 8 months and before that it was to the middle of my back                                                       40. Do you have a crush on someone: Yes and it’s been progressing slowly but surely                                                                                                                   41. What do you like about yourself: My sense of humor. I’m a good listener and always want the best for others. I’m loyal to a fault, but that’s a blessing and a curse - more of a curse I’m thinking at this point. Anyways…                            42. Piercings: One in each ear, tragus (that hurt like a bitch) and nose             43. Blood type: Ask my mom                                                                             44. Nickname: My mom used to call me Smoosh, but I put an end to that real quick lol                                                                                                               45. Relationship status: It’s complicated but I hope it’ll be changing soon to “in a relationship”…                                                                                                  46. Zodiac sign: Pisces 

47. Pronouns: She/her                                                                                        48. Favourite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, The Mindy Project, and Chopped to name a few                                                                                     49. Tattoos: I have a small New York skyline on my left wrist and an outline of a rose on my right forearm near my wrist and there’s lots more I want                50. Right or left hand: Right

                                                                                                                51. Surgery: I’ve never broken anything…
                                                           52. Piercing: Ears                                                                                                
54. Sport: Basketball, but I hated that so I went to volleyball instead                
55. Vacation: Probably when I went camping for a festival when I was about 4 or 5
56. Pair of trainers: How would I remember this…
                                                                                                                             57. Eating: Watermelon                                                                                        58. Drinking: Water                                                                                             59. I’m about to: Take off my makeup                                                                
60. Listening to: Nothing                                                                                     61. Waiting for: Life in general to get better

62. Want: People in my life who are going to treat me the same way that I treat them                                                                                                                     
63. Get married: Eventually, but not for a bit yet
64. Career: Makeup artist for someone famous (does Lou need an assistant)

                                                                                                       65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs are great, but… kissing takes the cake, for sure
66. Lips or eyes: Eyes                                                                                         67. Shorter or taller: Seeing as I’m 5′2, taller for sure                                         
68. Older or younger: I don’t think I’d date someone who just graduated high school but 20 or 21, sure
70. Nice arms or nice stomach: Arms
71. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive with a loud side                                                72. Hook up or relationship: Relationship for sure                                             73. Troublemaker or hesitant: Maybe a bit of both                                                          

HAVE YOU EVER…                                                                                            
74. Kissed a stranger: No                                                                                   75. Drank hard liquor: Yup                                                                                     
76. Lost glasses contact/lenses: No, I’m blind without some kind of eye wear so I always have something                                                                                      
77. Turned someone down: No, and I think it’d be hard for me to do                 78. Sex on first date: No and I wouldn’t

79. Broken someone’s heart: I don’t think so…                                                    80. Had your heart broken: For sure                                                                    
81. Been arrested: No, but I did steal a bag of marbles when I was 4 because I wanted to do a project with them and my mom wouldn’t buy them for me        
82. Cried when someone died: Yes                              
                                      83. Fallen for a friend: Nope

                                                                                       84. Yourself: Not as much as I probably should. I tend to put myself down a lot 85. Miracles: For sure                                                                                          
86. Love at first sight: Love no, but infatuation for sure
87. Santa Claus: Life was so much simpler when I did…                                   
88. Kiss on the first date: I think that depends on a couple of things but I don’t see why not mainly speaking                                                                               89. Angels: Uh huh

                                                                                                             90. Current best friend’s name: Ummm… I… don’t have one…
91. Eye colour: Green mostly, and blue around the edges                                 92. Favourite movie: I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I’ll always be down to watch The Little Mermaid and I really liked Before We Go. Oh, and Dunkirk.

And now to think of 25 people to tag… @legandaryharry @kiwistyles @lovingstyles87 @whoopsharrystyles @kythechosenone @harry-writings @4everinsane @onlyanangel @jetaimeharry @harrystylesgotmefuckedup @adutton93 @thisoneforthemcurls @nicoletti345 @canistay-haz @harrysofluffy @thingsicando-haz @harrywavycurly @harryslittlepumpkin @harryslittlekiwis @dadshirtking @mizpahes @tupelohes @sweetgamber @harry-wonderland @angelssister (please don’t feel like you have to do this!)

Send me a letter to my inbox.

A- are you single?
B- birthday?
C- crush?
D- did u get ur first kiss?
E- easiest person to talk to?
F- favorite song?
G- good at?
H- hair color?
I- in love?
J- jealous of?
K- known as?
L- longest relationship?
M- middle name?
N- number?
O- one wish?
P- person last texted?
Q- question always asked?
R- reason to smile?
S- song last listened to
T- time you woke up?
U- 3 biggest wishes?
V- violent moment?
W- worst fear?
X- ex you still liked after it was ended?
Y- your last hug?
Z- zodiac sign?

  • steven universe episode 1: steven thinks that eating his favorite ice cream sandwiches is the trick to activating his magical powers
  • steven universe episode 132: after sacrificing himself for his friends, falsely claiming that he's responsible for the war crimes seemingly committed by his dead mother, boarding a space ship with the knowledge that he will likely never return home again, going on trial against two powerful alien dictators who want to murder him, getting chased by death drones, teaming up with a band of social outcasts, and watching his friend die violently in a desperate act of goodwill, steven discovers that his tears are the secret to resurrection and travels back to earth through his no-longer-dead friend's hair to reunite with his family
bother me with these please

1: What’s the most annoying thing about your best friend/s?
2: Least favorite TV shows?
3: Favorite moment with your best friend/s?
4: What’s one quality you would like to have?
5: Name three people of your same sex you would: marry,kiss and fuck
6: Do you like your full name?
7: Tell me your most embarrasing memory
8: Favorite color to wear?
9: Favorite restaurant?
10: What would be a good first date for you?
11: Are you a good wrestler?
12: Are you allergic to something?
13: Would you be a good singer?
14: Who’s the last person you told “I love you” to?
15: What car would you buy if you had enough money?
16: Favorite cover of a song?
17: What was your last conversation about?
18: Where were you born?
19: Least favorite app?
20: Tell me two facts about your country of birth
21: Do you like wearing sunglasses?
22: When it’s a good moment for a first kiss?
23: What are your nationalities?
24: What would make you drop college/university?
25: A crossover between two shows (any shows) you would like to see?
26: Long or short hair?
27:A character from a book/TV show/movie that shouldn’t have died?
28: Favorite movie scene?
29:Do you ship more fiction people or more real people?
30: Favorite country song?
31: Favorite John Green book?
32: Least favorite Ed Sheeran song?
33: Favorite ship?
34: How do you deal with sexual tension?
35: Name a celebrity who died that you miss
36: Favorite Harry Potter spell?
37: Something you are scared of losing?
38: Someone you regret meeting?
39: Have you ever been hurt by someone you thought he/she was your friend?
40: Do you easily open up to people?
41: What is a gift you love receiving?
42: What is something you could leave easily?
43: Rant about that’s eating you up
44: If you could make one phone call to anyone right now, who would it be and what would you say?
45:Are you easy to love?

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anonymous asked:

Oh almighty napkin arm with googly eyes, I humble peregrin dare come forth with a request... could you make some character design breakdowns for some more realistic characters? Like your power ranger fanart? I tried to break them down on my own, but I'm not sure I did it that well... it's incredibly useful and interesting... Keep being awesome, and thanks for how you already helped me anyway!

Thanks for the patience, had to mull this one over. The more complex a design gets, the more difficult it is to break down. Basic character design tips may not be enough…so let’s delve into:

Character Design Tips Part 2!

Before we start, it’ll help to read my last character design post, where I laid out four concepts: shapes, silhouettes, colors, and inspiration. In this post, I aim to build on and rephrase these in a way that hopefully makes it easier to apply them. I’ll be drawing examples from my Power Rangers (2017) fanart to illustrate my points.


  • (Ideally, you should already be comfortable with drawing people. If not, look into figure drawing, gesture drawing, etc.)
  • (Whereas my previous tips were more tried and true, the tips here are more my own thoughts, so they may be half-formed.)
  • (Again, these are not rules. They’re just tips to add to your toolbox; the more tools you have, the more versatile you’ll become.)

Without further ado, let’s start!

Based off what we know about shapes, silhouettes, colors and inspiration, I want to cover: lines and angles, external and internal silhouettes, values, and references.

1. Shapes => Lines and Angles

Last time, I laid out three basic shapes:round, box, and triangle.

Problem: limiting yourself to these 3 shapes can be useful and fun for simpler designs, but they may be too simple or look out of place on more complex designs.

Solution: let’s go to the next level! Instead of shapes, shift your thinking to lines and angles!

Lines can be curved, straight, or diagonal.
Angles can range from obtuse to acute angles.
Follow your intuition: what feeling do you get from each line or angle?
If I follow my own intuition, I see that:

  • curved lines = natural, soft
  • straight lines = balanced, grounded
  • diagonal lines = off-balance, in motion
  • obtuse angles = broad, relaxed
  • right angles = rigid, unnatural
  • acute angles = slim, dynamic

If this sounds familiar, you’re right! It’s just the shapes all over again: 

  • curved lines make round shapes
  • straight lines with obtuse/right angles make boxy shapes
  • diagonal lines with acute angles make triangular shapes

But lo! Since we broke the shapes into their smaller components, it’s much more flexible! Now we can use lines and angles for more complex designs:

2. Silhouette => External and Internal Silhouettes

Last time, I explained the silhouette test: if you black out the figure, it should still be readable.

Problem: blacking out the figure only tests the outline of the design, i.e. the external silhouette. But what about the inside of the design?

Solution: block in the figure and test for the internal silhouette! 

If you want not just an interesting outline, but an interesting costume, block in the major components of your design to see if it has a readable internal silhouette. This test can help you avoid boring or cluttered costumes and makes your design stand out. If your internal silhouette is too empty, try adding props or designs. If it’s too busy, simplify it.

3. Colors => Values

Last time, I talked about the 60-30-10 and 70-30 rules for color.

Problem: those rules work on the assumption that you’re only using 2 to 3 colors. But what if I want to use more colors?

Solution: good news! The same idea applies if you split your palette into 3 major values: shadows, midtones, and highlights.

Balance your palette by converting your colors to grayscale and applying the 60-30-10 rule to the values. This is related to the idea of silhouettes; if you get a nice internal silhouette, you’ll probably end up with a nicely balanced set of palette values, and vice versa.

(Fun fact! You can split your palette in different ways. In a watercolor tutorial, Miyazaki splits the palette into bright, dark, black, green 1, green 2, blue 1, and blue 2.)

4. Inspiration => References

“Good artists copy, great artists steal!” -Picasso

Problem: Coming up with something 100% original is tedious and doesn’t always give great results. It saps the inspiration right out of you!

Solution: It’s a lot easier to steal ideas from references!

Note: don’t just copy, steal! Cherry-pick/massage the aspects of the reference you find the most appealing and work them into your design. Ditch anything that you don’t care about. Make it your own! Make it something you can put your own name on! Below is the reference image I used for my designs:

And below is my fanart:

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading! If you guys want to see any other topics, feel free to ask and I can try my hand at it.

If you want to see my previous character design tips, click here.
If you want to see the full-size Power Rangers fanart lineup, click here.
If you want to see other character designs I’ve done, click here.

Why can’t you love yourself?
I’m just a useless seventh wheel.

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This time zone difference has me so confused lol but I guess that’s the good thing because then he can celebrate it again “tomorrow” with us fans on the other side of the world right? ^^ Anyways Happy Birthday to the world’s cutest, fluffiest, and kindest rapper £2 Love you to the moon & back 😘 😘  Please stay healthy & always be happy!! Let’s celebrate again next year!! 

Your blush is so much more obvious without your glasses, Yuuri <3

(or, guess who got into Ice Gays)