Happy New Year!!! Once again I’m continuing my BTS pixel collection! Since I had time over winter break, I did ALL 3 of their outfit changes in their 2016 title track MVs! Young Forever, Fire, Save Me, BST. Enjoy!
(There has been past incidents where people reposted and used without credit or permission. I’m still posting my original PNG images (with bigger images) this time, but if this happens again I’ll upload low-res jpegs for future sets. Thank you for understanding and thank you for everyone who used them properly!)
Have you ever wondered
how you look while sleeping?
Today, I just realised I’ve never seen my
reflection in the mirror with closed eyes, for obvious reasons. Curiosity
caught ahold of me and I decided I should find out.
After having this remarkable thought in the shower, I went
into the living room. I sat with my back straight on the couch, leaning on the
soft pillows. I took out my phone, closed my eyes, and snapped a shot in my
direction. It turned out to be a high-quality photo, despite my clumsy hands.
But something is unsettling about it. I keep having this
ominous feeling that something is wrong with it, and yet I can’t quite put my
finger on it. My childish imagination is running wild, which makes it hard for
me to think objectively. I’ve read far too many horror stories on the internet.
Unlike the clichés in numerous tales, the girl in the photo
isn’t staring back from the screen with an angry glare, of course. I appear
with a wide smile and closed eyes, as it’s supposed to be. I didn’t imagine
myself to look so creepy, though. My face is so at peace, almost too relaxed.
The setting of the photograph isn’t anything that troubles
me either. On the background, there’s my messy salon. The clock hanging on the
white wall, the new TV right under it, the open door to the left. Nothing out
of place. If I had seen fire pits and a dark trail of smoke behind me, as if I
had been transported to hell, I could have been understandably distressed.
I’ve even checked in detail every pixel of the image, in
pursuit of finding out what’s astray. There’s nothing hidden, no eerie
deformation in the pattern. Lucky for me, upon finishing the close examination,
I’ve confirmed that there isn’t an extra shadow anywhere or the silhouette of
an intruder standing by some corner, as films usually depict.
And yet, the bells of alarm are still ringing.
Shit. My phone was
set on the rear camera all this time.
While on vacation, the only game I brought for my DS was Pokemon Conquest. Add to that the whole Pokemon Go bit and then playing SLBP I thought it would be funny to make trainer teams for the Lords using both the pokemon assigned to them in Conquest as well as a few others which I feel fit their Voltage personality. Note that my photo editing skills stop at MS Paint. This was made in MS Paint by me pixel editing the first Mitsuhide CG and adding pokemon images obtained from Bulbapedia.
Since those who know me know that Mitsuhide is my favorite, I’m starting with him.
Lapras and Articuno are the pokemon Mitsuhide has in Conquest. I added Tangela because of Mitsuhide’s affinity for tea, Persian because of him and cats, Litleo because he needed a fire for both being a light and to set a temple ablaze, and finally Mega Medicham because Mitsuhide never skimps on his training.
Blow those party horns, The 100 Season 1 Episode 7, “Contents Under Pressure,” first aired a year ago today!
At that time we’d only met one Grounder in person – Octavia-napper Lincoln – and didn’t even know his name. Clarke hadn’t been able to speak to Abby since the pilot, and just recently found out Abby was responsible for Clarke’s father being floated. Bellamy and Clarke clashed constantly over how to lead the group. Jaha was Chancellor and the Ark was in space. Raven and Finn were still together. Finn was still alive.
A lot sure has changed, huh?
I co-wrote the episode with the wonderful Akela Cooper, who live-tweeted the broadcast along with a number of our fantastic cast and producers. A few days after the ep aired I posted some additional tidbits of my own on my old blog, reprinted below.
These not-quite-live-tweets are in episode order, so fire up 1X07 and follow along. [I added some notes in brackets like these.] Hope you enjoy!
Windy pixels - That cool storm outside at the beginning? All
CGI courtesy of our vfx house Zoic (BSG, FIREFLY, too many others to
list). This episode is what’s called in the biz a “bottle show,” meaning
it’s shot on our existing sets (putting [Season 1] production designer Matthew
Budgeon’s work deservedly in the spotlight). The ep’s title is a tip of
the hat to that.
Cat’s out of the bag - It was important to show that everyone
on the Ark heard Raven’s transmission from Earth. The Council’s policy
of secrecy is about to bite them in the rear…
Is there a doctor in the house? - Not all writers like doing
research, but all of us on THE 100 really do. I researched how Civil War
doctors treated stab and arrow wounds to get a sense of what Clarke
would be able to do with basically no supplies. We also got assistance
from Hollywood, Health, & Society, an organization that works with
TV and movie writers on health and medicine topics, in vetting the
dialogue of Abby and Jackson as they talk Clarke through the procedure.
Hic! - We wanted to thread in a mention of Monty’s moonshine
and the still he and Jasper built earlier in the season, but couldn’t
find an organic place for it. You haven’t seen the last of Monty and
Jasper’s hobby, though, so stay tuned. [This is a hint about Unity Juice, coming in two episodes.]
Speaking of, where’s Monty and Jasper? - In our minds, they
went out to get some of that antibiotic seaweed from ep 103 for Finn.
Ultimately, since it’s not important for the story, we just mention that
they’re out and about and move on. There’s limited time in these
episodes to tell a lot of story, so the inessential gets trimmed out.
Solar cells - Torches look cool, but it’s tricky and limiting
to shoot with them indoors. Raven to the rescue! In other episodes, you
can sometimes catch a glimpse of other solar cells in the outdoors camp
So Say We All - Mad, mad love for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA from
all of us on THE 100. So excited that Alessandro Juliani
(Gaeta/Sinclair) and Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh/Diana Sydney) are in the
The Grounder’s journal - As EP/creator Jason Rothenberg has
said, the journal is full of Easter Eggs. Including a hint about the
Grounder’s name, which we’ll learn soon.
Wire sutures - Yep, this is a real thing. Hardcore, right?
Call poison control - I based the poison on manchineel tree
sap, a real poison used by indigenous people of the Caribbean and
Florida. Arrowroot is the antidote, taken orally or as a
poultice. Thomas McDonell (Finn) did research on seizure behavior and
symptoms for his frightening “code blue” moment.
“This is not who we are” - Just wanted to say how much I’ve
enjoyed reading the online discussion and debate on this issue: when, if
ever, is torture acceptable? Getting people thinking and talking about
the “what if/what would I do” in these extreme situations on Earth and
the Ark has been one of our goals for the show from the start.
Post-apocalyptic chic - Call me girly, but I just love
Diana’s outfit. Thumbholes are cool! Katia Stano’s costuming on the show
is so impressive. The Grounders, the repurposed clothing on the Ark and
Earth… Can’t wait to see the Comic-Con cosplay. ;) [We actually only saw one awesome Raven at SDCC 2014, but something tells me we’ll see a lot more this year…]
Music to torture by - Composer Evan Frankfort’s score on the
show artfully underscores the emotion of the scenes without dominating
them. Those skittering strings when Raven yanks out the wires… Chills.
Keep those hankies handy - How amazing are Isaiah Washington
(Jaha), Paige Turco (Abby), and Henry Ian Cusick (Kane) in this episode?
The incredible good news that the Hundred are alive and that Earth is
survivable also crushes all three of them with terrible, shattering
truths. I still choke up during their scenes.
So much unsaid - Some of the best moments in this episode,
IMO, don’t have any lines! All those powerful looks between Eliza Taylor
(Clarke), Thomas, and Lindsey Morgan (Raven)… between Bob Morley
(Bellamy), Marie Avgeropolous (Octavia), and the Grounder (Ricky
Whittle)… A+ performances all around.
We’re out! - On a bottle episode you don’t always get to
shoot outside the standing sets, but we’re really glad we were able to
here for this one scene. Getting Clarke and Bellamy out of the
claustrophobic dropship, once the “pressure” is off and left to face
their various messes, really opens up the end of the show.
And, as many of you noticed, no one died! It’s one of our “lighter” eps– heh.
Massive thanks and congrats to our cast, crew, post team, and director
John Showalter for their hard and excellent work on “Contents Under
Remember the Asylum challenge I did some years ago? Yeah, I almost didn’t remember either. I’ve been sorting through my Fraps folder and found a handful of oldish portraits of the inmates, which I’m going to share for nostalgia’s sake, and because I don’t have anythig new to post anyway.
In case it isn’t already blatantly clear, I abandoned the challenge long ago, and did a quick clean-up of the house and inmates by setting everything on fire with some bomb mod. These are the pics I took of the sims before everything went kaboom. You can tell by their faces that they were far from happy with my decision, poor little things. On a somewhat brighter note, not all of the inmates lost their little pixel lifes - Geena was made into a townie, and so were Frank and Stacy, who miraculously managed to survive the whole process.
As a lot of you know I have a sweet kitty named Pixel, who I (and my aunt) love dearly. He keeps her company when I can’t be here and I don’t know what she’d do without him…
Which is why I’ve gotten desperate
And I’m reaching out to the only community I know will at least try to help me.
Pixel is very sick. He has a bad case of fleas, and a possible viral infection. He desperately needs to go to the vet, and my family can’t afford the amount we need to save him. He needs a physical, vaccines, tests, medicine, lab work and flea medication.
I’ve set up a GoFundMe because I don’t know what else to do at this point. We’re in a tight situation and this is the only option I have being a full time college student and Reba being retired.
Even if you can’t donate, please…just spread this like wild fire.