i wanted to get more gif practice

God it’s been a long time since I attempted to animate a thing

This was mostly a test for a bigger thing I wanted to put together, but since I only have so much time this weekend, this is as good as it’s gonna get for now.

The brain has no sex. A woman’s intellect and inventiveness, as well as her ingenuity, are equal to a man’s… A man often depends on physical strength to get what he wants, while a woman has to be more subtle; so she uses her brain. And she is constantly getting more practice. That’s why I say that it’s becoming a woman’s world, year by year, almost day by day.

— Mary Pickford, 1935.

“Everyone is always making fun of me because of how I look, how fucking weak I am and shit, well I will get you all back: ultimate fucking revenge here. you people could have shown more respect, treated me better, asked for my knowledge or guidance more, treated me more like senior, and maybe I wouldn’t have been as ready to tear your fucking heads off. then again, I have always hated how I looked, I make fun of people who look like me, sometimes without even thinking sometimes just because I want to rip on myself. That’s where a lot of my hate grows from, the fact that I have practically no self esteem, especially concerning girls and looks and such. therefore people make fun of me… constantly… therefore I get no respect and therefore I get fucking PISSED. as of this date I have enough explosives to kill about 100 people, and then if I get a couple bayonets, swords, axes, whatever I’ll be able to kill at least 10 more. and that just isn't enough! GUNS! I need guns! Give me some fucking firearms!”

- In the months leading up to the Columbine High School Massacre, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold loaded up on guns, bullets, pipe bombs, and attempted to make napalm. The two shooters’ ultimate motive was revenge, as they both felt like loners and wanted everyone else to pay. In his last journal entry on the 3rd of April 1999, Harris wrote “I hate you people for leaving me out of so many fun things.” 17 days later, he and Klebold became the perpetrators of one of the worst school shootings in American history, shooting dead 13 people before turning their guns on themselves.

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Ok so because he was not trotting well in this direction, I just wanted to give him practice trotting in this direction. I had reinforced him for giving me the initial trot, so here I was trying to get duration, and see if he would figure it out and get more balance and relaxation thru continuation.

I cue the trot, he steps into it ok, but tries to turn in on me with an ugly face because he wants to stop. You can see right before where he tucks his chin a bit - when we first started working on the trot he would toss his head into his chin and steamroll ahead. This is a little remnant of that. I push him thru, get him to the outside of the circle again, and then I mark and go out to reward. You can see his pissy face lol.

I send him back out at the walk, and he gives me Murder Panther Stalk Walk. Cue to trot, boom, tosses his head down and speeds into it, unlike in the other gifs where he stepped smoothly into the trot. He races around a few strides with his head up in the air, buuut he isn’t quitting the trot, his ears are pricked. 2nd to last gif he wants to drop back to the walk, but I send him on again, and we get almost a half halt. He slows, and then we get a few nice strides of steady, intentional, nonspeedy trot. And then I immediately marked, let him come to a halt, and walked out and gave him his reward.

The end result isn’t perfect, but we got a definite improvement, and then the moment we reached that good moment we were donezo.

IMAGINE: How Stefan, Damon and Kol react when you turn your emotions off.

STEFAN: He will do anything to get you back. He misses your soft and caring side. He misses everything about you. “I’m not giving up on us.” Stefan said as he followed you through the halls of the Salvatore boarding house. “I know you still love me just as much as I love you.” Y/N sighed. “You should give up, Stefan. I don’t love anyone any more.” He knew it wasn’t true. He just had to make you feel again.

DAMON: He practically tortured you to get you to turn your emotions back on, but it’s been days and it never helped one bit. He hates you like this. He loved the innocent side to you. Not this side of you that will kill anyone who doesn’t give you what you want. “AHHHH” Y/N shouted as the sun burned her skin for a couple seconds until Damon closed the curtains. “All you have to do is turn it back on and this is all over.” Damon said as he stared you right in the eye. “I don’t want to and I never will.”

KOL: “I like this side of you, love.” Kol said as he watched your every move. “You’re so….adventurous.” It was true. He did love you like this. Before he thought you were a bit of a bore. Always following the rules and caring too much about everything, but you were hot so, hey why not date you? But now, he loved you. The way you were ruthless just like him. “Good because I’m never going back.”

*NrNr*

I actually started this one before the last one i posted but I ended up “finishing” it later. 

Its the same from guy from the edgemasters thing I did, (I personally dont like he moves in this,doesn’t feel ferocious enough and i think id want him to not really “jump” to get around., but rather run cause its more dramatic in chases.)

**I was over by 0.1 mb ugh.

(Parabatai goodness)

Post fight, Jem and Will stayed side by side in the infirmary, healing, allowing the Runes to knit their wounds together. Jem had had it especially hard, but he didn’t complain, not wanting to worry his Parabatai. But Will knew.

In the middle of the night he snuck over to the other boy’s bed and gingerly climbed in, just wanting to be nearer. Jem looked so pale. Even more than usual and it frightened him.

“Thought I smelled something,” the silver haired boy croaked.

Will laughed. “Oh shut up. We were practically dragged here remember? In between holding my wound together and half carrying you, I didn’t have time to have a bubble bath and get my suit ironed.”

Jem’s chuckle was interrupted by a dry, hacking cough that shook his slight frame. Will’s smile froze on his face and he could only lay there, while he waited for the coughing spell to subside. Gently he reached for his hand and wrapped his fingers around his, pressing their palms together. “IloveyouJames.”

“Pardon?”

Will was afraid of how weak his voice sounded, but Jem was his one sin and if he had to let him go, which he knew he would eventually have to, he couldn’t let him go without saying this. “I said… I love you James Carstairs.”

They turned to face each other. Jem’s pale face as lovely as the moon, with his small wavering smile. “Will. I have always loved you, brother.”

Will pulled the blanket up and tucked it around his Parabatai and they fell asleep like that, both squished onto the skinny bed frame, hand in hand, sharing the same air.

Guys, I’m in a bigger pinch than before!  I’m out of a job, have bills to pay, and have to go to the doctor (but I lack insurance in the state that I’m in at the moment)– and on top of that, I have to find some way to pay my university $2k annnnd have spending money for studying abroad in London this Fall!  *hyperventilates*toomuchresponsibiltyomfg*blows into a bag*  I have literally $32 to my name of my own money, and only $98 left out of the generous donations from Tumblr after I paid API to secure my spot for London… *sigh*

I thought I might as well be productive about my situation– if you don’t just want to donate money and instead, want to help me get some valuable practice in as well as develop my digital sketchbook for Patreon, why not commission me?!  You can go through my blog and see my art (tagged/mine or tagged/my-art) for some more example work!

(I’m doing these cute little “Cyclops Girls” for $5 a pop, $10 w/ animations– eye blinking, hearts, blushing, etc.)

You can also donate any amount using either the PayPal button on my blog or becoming a Patron on Patreon!  Remember that digital sketchbook I mentioned like, two sentences ago?  I’ll be giving copies exclusively to $5 Patreons for free once it’s finished in December, aaand if you commission me as well, you’ll find your commission in the book!  Suuuper cooool~

Also, for any Simblrs out there, for $12 I can do a portrait of your favorite Sim (like the one above)!  That’s my personal Sim, Max– I think I’ll be drawing her more often…

All bust portraits like the one above are $12, full body drawings are $17!  Add $3 to either for some subtle animation!

Have a gif of Phoenix eating a dumpling from the Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice Prologue trailer.

Soos and Grunkle Stan enjoying the snowfall!

It’s the “second winter” here in Finland at the moment so this is not out of season! I wanted to try animating some snow as we just learned how to do that in our animation class a while ago. When I was a kid, it was one of those things I kept pondering how on earth the animators animated that (Eheh, the concept of a loop wasn’t familiar to me back then!) and wanted to learn the magic how to make it myself too! Now I can animate it (though I still need to practice it to get it more smooth :D)!