i spent ages on it though

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I find for me it varies…maybe because I’m from a Really Big City myself (New York City) I often find big cities very accessible even if there are language barriers involved…I love London, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo…and in all of them I could see what day-to-day life for a local would be like.

i think maybe because i spent of my adult life in Kinda Big Cities (DC and boston, and even milwaukee is a sorta-kinda-big-city), where the pulse of the city is kinda closer to the surface? i get numbed quickly by the super-big cities. i mean who doesn’t love nyc, but after a day or so in manhattan, things start to kind of blend together, and even if i’m staying with someone who’s lived there for ages i’m still like whoa people live here! :p though like, i spent six weeks in paris and in belgrade, and after a little while it kind of settled back into feeling like a real actual place.

i don’t know if that made any sense :p

(and yeah, in turkey i am definitely not going to do much wandering alone in questionable areas. fingers crossed i’ll make friends with fellow hostel inmates)

A few months ago, I said on this blog that in my head PJO is an anime with a badass opening credits. I meant it quite literally, like I can actually picture this OP in my head, with all the shonen tropes like Percy walking around pretty backgrounds, cool fighting scenes with lots of camera movements and huge statues of the Gods standing ominously in the background, Nico standing in the rain till Reyna and Hazel and Jason come for him and a ray of sunshine breaks throught the clouds and light hits his hopeful face, GIMME ALL THE TROPES hahaha. Doing the whole opening would be impossible for a single person but I really wanted to try one big “shonen” group shot, so here you are !!! This actually took me AGES, I’m not kidding, the folder for this on my computer is named “batshit crazy ” for a reason, it may not look like it if you don’t know animation but a really huge amount of work went into this. I think it’s actually the biggest thing I ever did for a fandom. I can’t say how many hours I spent on it since I didn’t count, but let’s say I started this in September and spent a lot of week ends and most of my Christmas holidays on it, and I just finished it this week. I had a lot of fun though !!! And I learned a lot too, this was my first time trying to animate japanimation style, with not many in-betweens and ultra dynamic poses. So yeah, I hope you guys will like it !

I want to thank fimyuan and bisexualjason for keeping me motivated with their lovely comments through the project, even when I was complaining about my own decisions to animate friggin’ skeletons, hahaha. Another big thank you to my friend Wekake who went through the animation frame by frame and spotted all the little compositing mistakes that remained ;p

A few words on the process : I animated and colored everything in TV Paint, drew the background in Photoshop, and composited everything in After Effects. The song is an extract of the Yowapeda opening “Reclimb” by Rookiez is Punk’d because I wanted something very distinctively shonen but no lyrics, and I like that song ^^ I animated directly without any model sheet references which is definitely not how you should do it, hahaha, hence the design inconsistencies, but honestly even my madness had its limit and I didn’t want to spend more than a year on this thing ;p


So guess who is an overachiever and spent the better part of the last four days slaving away to make this 3-D topographic map of Ferelden?


I’m so fucking proud of this though, like honestly? It’s taken forever and caused me three panic attacks (it’s due tomorrow at midnight and I still gotta glue it and paint it plus do a shit ton of other things) so far, but shit man it’s actually coming out really good!! This is a rough idea of the process over the past several days so ahhh enjoy? Yes? 🤗


I Made a Bison*-with-Headphones Out of Paper

I made some other Sherlock-y type paper projects, too:

A friend in case I need someone to talk to,

a replica of the black origami lotus from TBB in case I need to let someone know they are marked for assassination,

an origami deer-stalker cap (shown here lined with tin-foil and modeled by Archimedes), 

and a “Persian slipper” (khussa) color, cut, and paste project (I keep nicotine lozenges in mine.)

I’m told there will be an arts-and-crafts room @221bcon this year, and I plan to bring supplies and materials for the origami lotus, tin-foil lined deer-stalker, and Persian slipper to share**.

The bison* skull is my original work and I reconfigured the human skull so I can print, score, and cut the pieces for both with a scrapbooking machine***. If anyone is interested in attempting to assemble their own human or bison* skull, I would love nothing more than to give that brave person or persons**** the instructions and printed, scored, and cut cardstock to make a skull. 

Unfortunately, I am emotionally fragile and terrified of preparing supplies for twenty or so skulls that no one wants. So, I am posting this in an attempt to gauge interest. If you are going to 221bcon and you want to attempt one of the skulls, reply to this post to let me know. (If you are not going to 221bcon and you are really interested in making the bison* skull, let me know anyway and I can email you the pdf or possibly snail mail you the printed, scored, and cut pages.)

Finally, if you read this far and you are not embarrassed on my behalf I would appreciate any signal boost you are willing to give by reblogging this post. Thank you.

   * I spent a lot of time looking at bovine skulls and I’m fairly certain it’s actually a yak skull, not a bison.
  ** I figured these are relatively easy projects suitable for all ages. I intend to find some safety scissors and washable markers instead of only bringing the pointy scissors and sharpies I have lying around.
 *** I don’t want to say the brand name. There’s nothing wrong with scrapbooking, but I just never saw myself as the kind of person who buys a cr!cut. I did, though. I bought one for the sole purpose of cutting out peppakura/papercraft patterns. I’d feel bad, but it’s too awesome.
**** Up to 12 people who are interested in the bison skull and 20 people who are interested in the human skull. 

Here are my headcanons about what the Newsies' favorite musicals would because I'm trash

Jack: West Side Story. He’s a romantic sap, to be honest, plus he loves the setting and the turf wars and stuff. He sees himself in Tony. He also really likes Rent.

Crutchie: He loves all those classic, black-and-white musical movies, like Singin’ In The Rain and White Christmas. Annie Get Your Gun and The Sound Of Music are favorites too. He likes anything that’s Golden Age with upbeat music and extravagant numbers.

Davey: He’s not a huge musical person (“It’s just not realistic for someone to randomly burst into song.” “Have you ever spent five minutes with Romeo? It’s very realistic.”), but Romeo (the resident theatre kid of the group) introduced him to Dear Evan Hansen, and Davey was shocked and touched to see anxiety portrayed so realistically, and instantly fell in love.

Katherine: Heathers. She can often be found belting out “Dead Girl Walking” in the shower, though no one needs to know that, in her opinion.

Race: In The Heights. I really don’t know why, I just feel like he’d really like it.

Spot: Like Davey, Spot’s not a huge musical person, but for some reason, he knows every word of Phantom Of The Opera??? But, if anyone asks why he knows this, they’ll get sucker punched, so it’s best to leave it unquestioned.

Romeo: Anything and everything. Asking him to choose a favorite is like asking him to choose a favorite child.

Specs: Sweeney Todd. No one expects him to like something that gory, yet, he adores it.

Lead Role (Phan Smut)

Summary: Pastel!Dan get’s the role in the school’s production of Alice in Wonderland and Punk!Phil shows him just how proud he is.

Warnings: Smut, Daddy!Kink, no specified ages but Dan is younger and they’re in HS. 

A/N - Send in prompts guys! i enjoy smut on occasion but i definitely prefer to write fluff, idk why<3

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about sh/allu/ra

for the purposes of this post i will refer to Allu/ra, Shi/ro, Cor/an, and Kei/th as A, S, C, and K so that it won’t show up in searches, etc.

as i’m sure many of you have heard by now, one of the producers of vld referred to A as a teenager in a recent interview. there are many ways i’ve, internally, thought about justifying continuing to ship sh/allu/ra, but all of these arguments are reflective of the ones used to defend ships like sh/eith so for now, i am putting sh/allu/ra on hold for this blog. i’m going to go through my queue and remove related posts, but i’m going to leave existing sh/allu/ra posts be for the time being.

i’m going to put some more thoughts on the situation below the cut, but that’s the main statement of this post

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What the majority of last nights dinner looked like. Today’s dinner was much more ‘normal’, just rice and veg. After a long run this morning and the normal boring morning goings on, I went to the farmers market to pick up some bread and then headed around the corner to a hardware store that had a discount on plants, so I bought myself 7 new plants for my room and a cute little cactus in a pink speckled pot I’ve called ‘Berty Beans’. After wanting plants in my room for ages (because a space is boring with out some plant friends) I’ve finally started my collection and it’s looking good! The rest of my day was basically spent reading in my hammock which I’ve been doing non stop these few days. I got through the first book in 3 days and now well into the second. How good are books though? Sometimes I go months with out reading a thing, then I pick up a book and remember how good (and also emotional and heart wrenching) reading is. Now all I want to do is read.

geekhyena  asked:

Have you already done a breed overview of the Queensland Heeler/Blue Heeler? We had them growing up, and I'm quite fond of them, but we never learned a lot about them in my animal science classes as a breed (they're not super common in the Midwest). We lost one at age ~11 due to heart cancer, but I don't know if that's common for the breed or just bad luck.

Also @osteoarchivist said:

If you are so inclined, would you do a post on Australian Cattle Dogs? I have a 10 month old ACD mix (his father was a handsome stranger) and I’m curious what your take on the breed is. Love your write ups!!         

Two of you have asked about this actually Australian breed. It was absolutely on the list, there’s just a bit of a waiting list, that’s all.

Nobody really uses the term ‘Queensland Heeler’. They’re usually Blue Heelers, Red Heelers, or officially the Australian Cattle Dog.

These dogs are stubborn and in many cases they are more stubborn than their owners. They can be lovely, but they’re equally likely to be undisciplined, spoiled rule breakers with attitude. That’s what happens when you have a breed that’s highly intelligent, but also very willing to be lazy.

Originally posted by butter-and-simba

I kind of like ‘em. Wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them, but like them anyway.

The breed clubs are still very big on screening for hip dysplasia, and I think this is wise. Though it’s rare for me to encounter a Heeler with dysplastic hips, the dogs I see only ever seem to have hips that are great, or atrocious, and no inbetween. I don’t know why this is. While hip dysplasia is not as common as in certain other breeds, it’s still worth screening for.

They tend to reach old age reliably but many seem to have vision problems in their senior years. The bred is known for its cataracts, but I also seem to see them over represented among our diabetics. Whether this is genetic or environmental I cannot be sure. As a breed they will happily pack on a few extra kilos, and this can lead to pancreatitis, but I don’t think I can call that a genetic correlation.

There is reasonably extensive genetic testing for progressive retinal atrophy, and attempts are being made at removing deafness from the breed, though they do pop up occasionally.

I often see these dogs in their old age with arthritis, either secondary to cruciate rupture due to their active, energetic bursts, or ankylosing spondylosis of the spine, which seems more common in any individual dog that has spent a large percentage of its life jumping up onto things.

Oh, and while I haven’t personally encountered this too much, they have a reputation for giving themselves intestinal foreign bodies by eating objects that really shouldn’t have been able to be chewed up and eaten.

It should go without saying, but if you intend to own this breed please be smarter than the dog. They can be loyal and great friends, but they will also push boundaries and have a tendency to snap. It’s all too easy for someone to find themselves cooking steak for the dog’s dinner each night and ending up with a canine shaped more like a wombat and less like a working breed.

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“It’s probably not as cool as that necklace you wanted but…” Rory started, his eyes flicking toward the elaborately decorated gift table that Oliver and Thea had fussed over ever since they’d decided to throw their baby sister a last minute surprise party in the Arrow Cave. “If the shape of that one present is any indication, looks like your brother already got it for you.”

“Probably.” You laughed. “Ollie tends to spoil me.”

With a smile that faded quickly, Rory took a few steps back and pulled a mason jar out of the gift bag he’d placed on Felicity’s workspace and stared down into the mouth with a puckered brow… “I know this is pretty dumb but I didn’t know what to get you… I’d looked around for all sorts of different things and then, at the last second, I somehow landed a place called Joe’s Pet Barn.”

Shaking his head and huffing out a laugh, Rory finally forced himself to pass you the jar before biting the inside of his cheek and watching as you cupped the sides; your eyes widening after a vibrant veil of blue fins caught your gaze.

"This is a betta fish.” You finally breathed, your stare flicking to his face as you waited for him to give you what was sure to be an explanation, what with him drawing in a lung-full of air and pointing to the jar.

"At first I thought it was just a fish but it reminded me of you…”

"It did?” You asked, your eyes dropping back into the water to watch it swim circles around the jar.

“At first glance, it looks pretty weak… Slow, seems like a pushover, not too good of a swimmer-”

Wow…” Came your uninterested grunt before rolling your eyes. “Flattering.”

"No, wait… That’s not…” He tried, shaking his head again. “This fish is a fighter… Even if it doesn’t look like it, this fish is built for battle and whenever I’m out there with you, somewhere in the city fighting crime, I’m always surprised by that. It’s like you were made for the vigilante thing and I guess… The point is, you’re stronger than you look and I actually admire you for it.”

Pinching your bottom lip between your teeth and staring into your jar, you flicked your eyes back on Rory and in one quick move, you leaned forward to press a quick peck on his cheek before pulling back and giving him a bright smile…

“So, I guess that means you like it?”

“I love it… But there’s one problem.” You laughed, grabbing at his hand and pulling him toward the door. “We’re buying a tank right now because this little guy can’t live in this jar for the rest of it’s life.”

(X) (X) (~♫♪~) 

*Imagine Rory Giving You Something Special for Your Birthday*

@enchanteddreameruniverse: Hello! 1st of February Anon. Thanks for the request. I was hoping that it’d be Rory Regan. That the reader’s Oliver’s younger sister (around Rory’s age) & she’s celebrating her birthday with Team Arrow (& possibly Team Flash too) Rory gives her a touching gift of something he spent ages searching for like a necklace with meaning behind it, in private & confessing his feelings, which she reciprocates & ends with them becoming a couple (preferably ending with a kiss?). Can tag me please? Thank you

A/N: And here we are! I hope you liked this even though deviated a bit from what you actually wanted… HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a great day!! Just Keep Swimming!

Rogerhgold: People have spent their whole lives looking for a 🦄 - a magical creature most people believe does not exist. Without knowing it, I spent half my life looking for a unicorn too. A magical creature who would inspire me with their Supreme talent, who could challenge me with their drive and desire to push every boundary in their quest for excellence, who could uplift me with their soaring spirit, who could humble me with their kindness and inner beauty and who could teach me new things every day even though they are less than half my age. @camila_cabello you are my inspiration and my partner you are my best friend and my family forever. If I had spent a lifetime looking for you it would have been worth every single minute of every single day. Thank you for being in my life, for your incredible kindness for your beautiful heart and friendship for your incredible talent and inspiration. You light the whole world angel. Happy 20th birthday - keep dreaming keep soaring keep inspiring I love you with all my heart and I am so grateful to have found you, you magical unicorn. ❤❤❤❤🦄

Prompt: “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings”

Character: Tony Stark

Warning: Angsty


You’re not talking to him. You kept replying the words over in your head. ‘Its hideous’. You spent so much time making Tony your gift. Spent money, time and care hoping he’d appreciate it and the first thing that came from his mouth was ‘its hideous’. You were not too prideful to say that it hurt.

There is a knock on your door. You don’t answer and the door itself is locked. You hear Tony shifting from the other side of the door. “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I’m sorry.”

“You hurt me, Tony. I spent ages making that gift. I cared about it…and you…you threw it in my face.”

“I’m sorry and I know that that doesn’t change what I said…but I am sorry…” You can’t shake the hurt though. It ripples through you.

“Just leave me alone.”

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Jalsa, Mumbai                     Mar 22/23,  2017                    Wed/Thu 2:15 am

A birthday of Ef Sudhir Kulkarni .. Thursday the 23rd .. and may it bring happiness and great productivity for the immense work you undertake .. love from all the Ef

We sit in discussion of betterment and creativity and conditions of our state, or rather the state of mine .. we are mature and learned in our thoughts and we are precise and concise in our limited way, to decision .. decisions that shall improve our worth and our standing and our values ..

It is therefore quite surprising to find, the least, to be the most .. the ignorant to be the most revered .. and the disconnect between the maker and the audience to be as pronounced ..

Gloom has myriad ways of dispersing the dark clouds of anxiety and grief .. they are indeed the same end of the coin .. but if the two coexist, along with the reality of the moment, then shall there be a tangential discord .. not of very great presence, but there all the same ..

Jo beet gayi so baat gayi  …

What has gone has indeed gone .. its lamentation doth not reappear in form or substance .. it may never reappear too .. but then that is the gamble ..

There is strong and definitive inputs and desire to bring to the world the works of my Father .. many prominent publishers seek audience to reprint, to re dress, to modernise and in effect dress up the moment again .. i shall consider ..!!

Posterity shall never compare the strength of my Father’s writing .. his points of relevance and how he reached the final version of it .. but as the next generation after him, I do owe him a safe journey beyond which he may seek solace in its execution ..

And so to the generation that shall with hope, read and understand his works, to a presentation that is alluring as well as indulgent, it shall pave a path that shall make for better presence .. better availability to the next that have no inkling of what poetry means .. !!

That age of large, very large, consumers of the verse, written by the mountainous personalities of them that lived and spent their time with us in our home - constrained though it may have been …

The tragedy of recitation then, to now, is the absence of record  .. the absence of the live committed audience .. their space their listening their keenness and eager strength .. ones that inspired the greats of the literary world to be present in large time sanctions .. and to add to the demands and expectations of that silent majority - the masses, the audience …

But in effort shall there be change .. to compile to construct to design to present in ways that encompass the beauty of verse with the aura of the mass .. of that there has been effort and direction .. and hopefully, soon, after there has been sufficient consultation and management, to bring back that glory albeit in a form that shall be independent, aloof and personal  ..

This I strive for .. and lament the presence of the intrigue which haunts places of worship in and around us, connected to the essence of the written word .. not mine but my Father’s, in the decibels that ring with mine ..

That world of the past has to be recreated and brought back .. for, the next generation shall be ignorant of its bearings and worth … 

We cannot allow the liberated writings of such immense genius to go unnoticed and unknown  ..

Of that there shall be strife and commitment .. labour and effort .. belief and bearing .. understanding in explanation, and then the understanding of its value .. of this there must be a seeking .. a seeking from them that look upon such with idiocy ..

For, a day shall come when those adjectives shall have value only to further propel the designer the reader the composer the singer .. the poet ..

So help me God … !!!

Amitabh Bachchan

anonymous asked:

Hi Nat! I'm currently fanficing and I can't find anywhere the location of where the Stark family home is/was? Has it ever been mentioned where Tony was raised? Was it implied to be Malibu? I always assumed Tony built the Malibu house himself. If it hasn't been mentioned where would be your instinct to set it? Seeing as you know his character best. I'm deferring to your judgement. Thank you!

i don’t think it was ever mentioned in the mcu tbh? or if it was, it might have been hinted at during one of the agent carter seasons or something, i wouldn’t know because i zoned out so b a d during the parts that had anything to do with howard. if i remember this right the starks do have a new york residence that appeared on the show. anyway according to the official SHIELD file (which i take with a grain of salt because ah yeah marvel and general consistency…. lol the file is missing the one non-english language tony actually spoke on screen also the eternal 1970 birth year vs 1991 stark death year Problem… mmmmm anyway) (hello click moi) the birth place is listed as manhattan

me, personally, specifically, an Intellectual, nowadays when i rp my personal mcu/616 mix tony,

  • born in new york (personally i go with long island because i am a 616 Tony Stark Whore)
  • again, as a 616 Tony Stark Whore and most importantly as someone who obsessively projects my personal experiences on this character i choose to believe he moved around a lot while growing up (and by “growing up” i mean ages 0 to 7 because lol howard low key booted him out after that lmao anyway). some of my fav 616 iron man stories (vol. 3) took place in seattle and miami so i tell myself that baby tony spent some time on each of those places. the Main Home was in new york though (aka the house he’d come back to during school breaks or whatever) but his parents weren’t necessarily there
  • when he was seven, he technically relocated full-time to andover, MA because that’s where “phillips academy” is (aka the Boarding School, listed on the file linked above)
  • cambridge, MA during his MIT years, obviously
  • the way my personal timeline works out, tony finishes his comicbook-genius-grade levels of UNREALISTICALLY AND UNCANNILY FAST bachelor’s+doctorates combo when he’s 19
  • then he heads off to london (the “Abroad” mentioned by maria on cap 3) to get his MBA from the london business school aka one of the most prestigious in the world 
  • december of that year, his parents die
  • tony moves to california out of sheer force of a) grief-stricken desperation (since california is like literally as physically distant as you can get from new york within US borders) and b) unadulterated futurism because tbh tony’d been telling people since f o r e v e r that the silicon valley was going to become off-the-charts important very soon so that was a good place for the HQ of stark industries to be set
  • the starks already had a los angeles residence but yes. yes. the malibu mansion was a Tony Stark Acquisition (like oh my god the things…. the THINGS AND THOUGHTS that the IM1 production crew put into the design of that mansion tbh… i have the Art of IM1 book… listen…. LISTEN…. send me a reminder so i can share some Important Facts with the world later when i’m less busy/lazy i’m just gonna say…. the house was designed… as a Character Statement i’m dying this is exactly why IM1 is the True iron man movie) 
  • anyway, over the years, tony clearly gravitates between new york and california
  • ask me about my feelings re: tony’s New Yorker ™ bitterness and nostalgia while he’s in los angeles. and then also ask me about tony’s Californian ™ longing while he’s in new york. ask me about tony stark + found homes + the feeling of being eternally Misplaced (and i will one more time call this me being a 616 Tony Stark Whore [616 tony stark, aka mister Tragic Nostalgia] AND a creatively bankrupt piece of shit that projects her personal conflicts onto tony stark)

bahhhh my DA trilogy ladies

in my perfect headcanon DA world they all exist together, along with my dudes 

(l to r: nihal adaar, atheris lavellan, marian hawke, and maris cousland)


Rent’s Due: Kim Haeng Ah & Hong Yi Seul (Bubblegum)

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Search in Perth for remains of murdered James I - BBC News
A plan to search for the tomb of a Scottish king buried in Perth nearly 600 years ago is unveiled.


Ok so it was suggested that they do this several years back and turned down but now they might and I am so happy. It may be unlikely that they find anything, but I’m so glad they’re trying because this really means a lot as far as Perth’s religious life in the Middle Ages is concerned too (Perth was also the scene of a pretty successful dig in 80s or 90s when they found out a lot about how the mediaeval burgh would have functioned so I’ll keep my fingers crossed).

Perth Charterhouse was the only Carthusian house in Scotland, and was the special project of James I. As well as this, though he spent more time in Edinburgh, he held most of his parliaments in Perth and also tried to move the University of St Andrews there- this has led to a common theory that he may have been thinking of trying to establish Perth, with it’s good position in the heart of Scotland between Highland and Lowland, as a main centre of government. He was also murdered there on the night of 20th February 1437, in the Blackfriars on the edge of town, and buried in the Charterhouse he founded. His queen, Joan Beaufort, would also be buried there in 1445, while nearly a hundred years later, in 1541, Margaret Tudor was also buried in the Charterhouse after her death at Methven. However, the Charterhouse was destroyed during the Reformation, like many of Perth’s other religious foundations.

So essentially, even if they don’t find the king or either of the two queens, they will probably still make some really important discoveries if the project goes ahead and I for one would be popping champagne bottles if it weren’t a weeknight.