i wanted to make something bug-inspired

missgrantscheerleader  asked:

Supercat canon divergence. Cat Grant barista Au. Please and spanx.

You and @reginalovesemma are in so much trouble. Again.


Originally posted by chopchopmissgrant

On AO3 if you prefer. 

Kara has idle daydreams about when she’ll hear from Cat. She envisions personalized stationery all the way from the Orient Express, or a knowing postcard from Paris. In darker hours, those 3am-can’t-sleep-for-missing-her hours, Kara worries the first communication she’ll have from Cat is a scream, or  a stutter in her heartbeat. 

Instead, it’s a messengered note written on a napkin from a Bulletproof Coffee store. Cat couldn’t find the time to open her email, or the money to buy actual writing paper, but she took the time to scribble an address and FedEx the damn thing to Kara’s office at CatCo. So almost exactly the level of drama Kara has been pining for these past few months. It isn’t even signed, relying on Kara to recognise that impatient handwriting with its tight loops and jagged lines.

Since there’s no detail, Kara doesn’t waste time or money on the façade of looking up the nearest airport and booking commercial flights. She looks, just in case, but the number of changes suggest Cat is truly in the middle of nowhere, USA. If there’s a spa resort there, it’s so exclusive that the internet doesn’t contain so much as a whisper of its existence. 

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Dancing Queen

A/N okay so this is my first fic and I’m super nervous about posting it. So if its terrible I’m sorry. I really enjoyed writing this and I think i plan on making more fics in the future. :) This is for Katie’s one year celebration. my prompt was “he/she has always been more important, I get that now” and I could have definitely made this super angsty (my original idea was to do something “make a choice dean” inspired) but i decided to do something totally different. Enjoy!

Pairing: Dean x sister!reader 

Warnings: Literally none

Words: 945

Originally posted by faramaiofnerdwoodforest


“Y/N, i really don’t want to have to miss this, but dad says there’s a hunt up in Seattle that needs to be taken care of. Listen I’m really sorry bug, but you know just as well as I do, we have to do what dad says.” Dean was getting more and more impatient as you continued to argue with him, he should have left 30 minutes ago, but you won’t let him.

“But Dean, you promised that you would take me to the dance, I’ve been looking forward to this for over a month. Can’t you just make a few calls and find someone else to take the case?” You asked. You know that you shouldn’t be making such a big deal out of this, but it was important. It was your first school dance, and Dean had said he would be your “date,” but now he was ditching you for some vamps eight hours North.

“Look, I’m sorry okay. I really need to get going. Traffic is going to be terrible and Dad expects me in Seattle by morning and I can’t be late. I’ll see you in a few days.” Your oldest brother grabbed his keys off the counter and headed for the door.

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denbroughz  asked:

how do you come up with poems or ideas? from personal experience or does the topic just bug you?

The snarky answer: I use my brain.

The less snarky answer: The poetry I’ve written has almost exclusively been inspired by feelings. I never really sit down and go, “Right, today is poem writing day,” but whenever I experience or feel something that I think might make an interesting poem, I’ll write it. Prose is totally different though. Obviously aspects of stories can come from your own experiences, but a lot of it is just…thinking about it. Which is an answer not a lot of people want to hear, because thinking is hard.

***If you like, consider reblogging***

I’ve been wanting to make myself a pokemon character, and Scolipede is one of my fave bug types so i just killed two birds with one stone.

I was definitely heavily inspired by @corycat90, i really enjoy their art style and some of their concepts. Though i hopefully turned this into something of my own design.

What is June Bugs?

June Bugs is a month long challenge created with the idea to promote arthropod art. Paint, sculpt, draw, or write as often as you can in the month of June.
All arthropod species are acceptable, as is arthropod inspired art. While primarily visual art oriented, poetry and literature are fine as well, as are songs.

I’ve provided a 30 day challenge prompt list, but feel free to make your own list or just draw whatever arthropod art you wish.

Do I have to draw every day?

You can create as much or little as you want. This might mean making something new every day, or it might mean doing only a few pieces, or one large masterpiece. It may also mean doing several pieces one day and none the next. While the goal is to get people creating, this artist recognizes that daily creation, while laudable, is not always feasible.

Why “June Bugs”?

It’s a fun play on words. There are several species of coleoptera known colloquially as June bugs, and since this challenge is for the month of June, well, wordplay happened.

How do I share what I make?

Use the hashtag #JuneBugsChallenge on social media. Reblog other people’s art as well. Make friends with others! Be awesome about this!

How do I spread the word?

Reblog this post! Share it all over. And share your own ideas for prompt lists! Keep sharing all month, because people can join all month long!

Thank you for taking part! I’ll do my best to take a look at what people create over the course of the month! I hope to see/read/hear your art!

The text based prompt list:

1.  Coleoptera
2.  Flight
3.  Monster
4.  Cute
5.  Tiny
6.  Flower
7.  Eyes
8.  Transformation
9.  Beauty
10. Faerie
11. Crawling
12. Water
13. Large
14. Strength
15. Apis
16. Fan art
17. Magic
18. Luminescence
19. Hymenoptera
20. Night
21. Calendar
22. Travel
23. Life Cycle
24. Mythology
25. Sound
26. Fantasy
27. Swarm
28. Ancient
29. Orthoptera
30. Farewell

Just a little thing

Before I made this giveaway blog I found out about shiny pokemon giveaways whilst on the cutiefly tag. I was actually really surprised that people where doing this because usually when someone wanted to trade a shiny with you they expected a mythical pokemon. Because of these people in this community I learned that helping people through their game is the best thing to do even when they never got a thank you back or even got hate because of it they all kept going. You guys inspired me to do this blog and I’m glad I joined the community. I really want to get to know you guys and sometimes my paranio acts up because I always think I’m bugging you since you don’t know me. But again thank you for making me give something back and for the pokemon I received when I partook in your giveaways!!

A big thank you to the following:
@spiritualsuicune @cynthiaofsinnoh @shiny-pokemon-giveaways @sweetshark-ga @shiny-milotic-giveaways @giveaway-may @golden-tree-giveaways @vikavolt-giveaways @azurillgiveaways @mareanie-giveaways @lycanrocgiveaways @sawsbuckgiveaways @profsycamore @entei-giveaways sorry if I didn’t tag all the giveaway blogs but again you all deserve more for what you do!!

Fantasy Species based on Real Cultures

@definitelynotalibrary asked:

Hi, in my (medieval) fantasy world, I decided I wanted the different races’ cultures to be based on some real-world examples (elves=Viking, shapeshifters=Grecian/Roman, etc). I have a race that are basically like mermaids, but can traverse the land on legs. I wanted their culture to be Indian or south Asian, especially because I think the clothes work well with the aesthetic I want for them. The dupatta, for example, would work to keep their sensitive skin from drying out. 

Is there stuff I should be careful of? It’s still in the world building planning phase, so my research has been preliminary. I really want to make sure I do this right. It works in my mind, but I freely admit I don’t know much. It wouldn’t be entirely based off of them, much like the others I am working with, I want to go more for an “inspired by” feel while creating something original.

It has kind of always bugged me in SFF where authors use a specific racial coding to apply to an entire non-human species.  This functions on two levels: 

1) The humans are almost always the “normies” of the world and more often than not coded as some kind of standard western European, which feeds into the idea of non-Anglo/non-European/non-white people as “other” (not normal and at worst, not human).  I don’t think at all that’s what you mean to do but I can see how your setup touches on the edges of that trope.

2) Humans have 6000+ different languages and as many cultures.  Knowing that, it seemed incongruous in, say Star Trek, to have a single, apparently monolithic culture for, say, Klingons.

Now, as a world-builder, you’re inevitably going to take inspiration from real-world things you’ve seen, so I would just caution you on these two fronts.  Is there a “human”/“normal”/“default” race or species in your world (who are your protagonists, for example)?  What is their coding?  Think about the implications that has relative to the coding of the other species.  The non-human species you create should be as multifaceted as the real human species you live amongst, and if you have humans in your story, they should reflect that too. This means that we may only be seeing the Viking-coded elves, but it would serve you well to refer to other elvish cultures.  We may only see the dupatta-wearing mermaids, but we should be aware that there are other mermaid cultures.  Make sense?

Finally, remember that with as much diversity as there is between cultures, there is that much within them, too, of looks, behaviors, practices, and beliefs, and cultural diversity stems organically from diversity of individuals.

~Mod Nikhil

                                       AUGUST 26th, 2015.

     THAT was the day i started up this blog & made my very first post. it’s absolutely MIND-BLOWING to me that it’s already been an entire YEAR. i began roleplaying about 6 years ago, but NEVER have i had the drive or attention span to keep one blog going for as long as a year. i usually lasted a few months before losing interest, but with Peter it’s been non-stop. i think a lot of it is YOU GUYS. you make me want to come back here again and again. i never thought i’d make it this far. i never thought i’d make FRIENDS on here that i’d talk to outside of tumblr! 

     this blog has been my ESCAPE. it’s been a place i can go to when i wanna have FUN. i’m a crappy person. i forget to message back, i take forever on drafts, i suck at communication, i get inspiration sporadically, i haven’t even done my giveaway prizes for the winners of my 500 follower thing! i’m awful. i dunno HOW you guys put up with me but i’m so glad you do. when real life is shitty i’ve got you guys, & i’m so grateful for that. 

     in the span of the year i’ve been here i’ve MADE friends, LOST friends, been close to some, and then drifted away. i don’t regret ANY interactions i’ve had with anyone. ( though i do regret drifting away from some friends ). they’ve really molded me into the rper i am today. 

     my skills have improved GREATLY since i began! not only have i gotten better at writing, but my PS & css skills now exist! before this blog i didn’t edit much, even though i WANTED to. i’m glad this blog really got me into it & now i can’t stop making edits! ( which reminds me, i really DO need to make those edits for the poor winners of my giveaway OTL )

     ANYWAY, what i really wanted to say was THANK YOU. old followers, new followers. new friends, old friends. you’ve really helped me improve, you’ve helped me be HAPPY

     i dunno if i wanna make this a giveaway, because i’m spectacularly BAD at doing things requested of me if i’m not feeling inspired, but i’d really love to do SOMETHING to make it up to you guys. 

     talk to me. ask me things. bug me about aesthetics. edits. drabbles. ANYTHING! i dunno. i just wanna do something for you guys. i really love all of you.

( BEWARE! below the cut is A HELLA LONG LIST OF URLS! if you’re url didn’t make it to the list, please don’t be discouraged! i don’t appreciate you ANY LESS! it’s just that once i hit hour 2 of typing names i had to stop. )

TAG: /arxneosus anniversary!

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Perfecting the Art of Cartoon Cosmetics with @laurajenkinson

To see more lip-art creations from London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson, follow @laurajenkinson on Instagram.

With a little makeup, a lot of patience and a slight curl of the lip, Laura Jenkinson (@laurajenkinson) brings the most beloved cartoon characters to life on her face. From Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to Nemo and Shrek, Laura has painted more than fifty cartoon masterpieces on her mouth and chin in the last year. She started this project on Instagram as a way to stand out as a makeup artist in the competitive beauty industry. “I knew I wanted to do something different, and equally something that would bring happiness to people,” she says. “If I can spend a couple of hours a day making at least a handful of people smile—then why not?”

Now with a growing list of followers, Laura gets constant encouragement and inspiration from her fans. “My creations now mainly come from people’s requests and their ideas. I generally don’t have many uninspired days anymore.”

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Some sketches of whitemantis’ characters, Nae, Saa (w/Nae, crossover since they belong to dif worlds) and Tetsuo, I wanted to do something better or colored at least… but I’m still recovering so please excuse the lack of quality (m)_ _(m)

I love whitemantis’ characters and universes, very creative with such amazing characters, scene art and whatnot, and so addicting! I can’t stop entering on her blog to check her arts over and over again, truly inspiring, I admire her works so much! Had so much fun drawing those characters, never knew I’d be into bugs! this makes me want to re-draw my old butterfly character again! <3

aria--blaze  asked:

yea!! this stuff like maps and terfs has bugged me for a long time and i wanted to do something about it leading up to making an anti blog this year

It just takes a good anti to sow the seeds of inspiration and have someone join the fight for justice, I suppose!!

Husband Reacts to Harry Styles: Another Man Magazine Covers

Hi friends!

Sorry its been so long since I’ve posted one of these, but we’ve been super busy with moving and unpacking and getting settled in our new home. But I just HAD to do a quick Husband Reacts to the amazing Another Man magazine covers that were released this week!

But first, I had to subject Hubs to the weirdness and confusion of Harry’s three blank instagram posts…

“What? He posted this on instagram?………………”

(stares for a minute and gets a slight smile, looking back and forth from the photo to me)

“Did he forget to take the lens cap off?”


“Wait he posted TWO white photos on instagram…..is that a different shade of white? Is this some artsy shit I don’t understand? Lemme guess, the third one is white too?“

“Oh my god this white photo has 725,000 likes. Naturally. It’s probably the best thing ever posted on stupid intagram. It’s nothing. Is the next one all white, too? Is it a penis picture? I swear to God if it’s a penis picture, I’m not prepared for that….”

(stares for a few long seconds) “Okay he’s gone emo. What’s with the spiderwebs? Are they supposed to make him look all tough and two-faced?”

“Is he doing gay porn now?! He’s got some kind of collar around his neck? He’s doing gay porn! He’s dressed as a fuckin’ beast of some sort? He’s doing gay porn! HE. IS. DOING. GAY. PORN. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.”

“Also, Another Man sounds like a gay porn magazine. It sounds like something Tobias has hidden in the secret room in the Bluth model home.”

(As usual, he’s not entirely wrong……)

(making fun of the tagline) “OH BOY!! He looks like Mark Hamill. And Bugs Bunny with those buck teeth. I don’t understand the 60′s vibe, is he supposed to be Paul McCartney?”

I will say that he looks better with the short hair. The long hair makes him look like a petulant child. I’m not entirely sure what petulant means, but I wanted to use it.”

“So if the second one was inspired by Paul McCartney, is this one inspired by Michael Jackson? With his pasty white face and his nostrils, the hair, and the collar…it’s Michael Jackson. I expect him to break out into ‘Thriller’ at any minute.”

“I’m worried that if I lean forward, I will see his snot. It looks like he was trying to be edgy and have a GQ-esque photoshoot, but I’m not sure if that was achieved.”

At this point, I mentioned to him that I bought the third cover.

“Ohhhh my Goooood, you actually bought one?!? Shipped to this address? With our last name on it? Is the mail person gonna see it? Are we gonna have to move now?! I’m cutting you off from my credit card.”

Any final reactions?

“Why didn’t you buy the cover that was all white?”

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On Cosplay and Race

Hey everyone,

I hate to do a serious blog, but I’ve seen a few posts here with my name tagged in it, and the topic has started to bug me now. So I thought I’d make a sort of official reply. I apologise in advance for the incoherency, as there are people out there better equipped to make this point in far more intelligent ways than I can, but here we go…

Basically, I’ve seen a few people post about how they’d like to cosplay as me, but they worry that, because they’re not Asian, or in one case, not the ‘right kind’ of Asian, they’re uncomfortable do it. Opposingly, I’ve seen people say that non-Asians shouldn’t cosplay as me, because cheongsams on white people look tacky.

All of this upsets me deeply.

When I created my Minecraft avatar, with the help of Tom Clark, I went for an outfit and look that I felt represented my secret inner super hero (when that secret inner super hero isn’t just me as Batman). Red cheongsam top and shorts, with white trousers, sort of like those that traditional martial artists wear. Tom suggested the flower decorations to break up a solid block of black hair, and I added the jade bracelets, because I wear one in real life (present from my Ma). I like how it all looks feminine, but badass at the same time, and represents my heritage. And I love seeing all the artwork it’s inspired from all you talented folk - it really is a humbling experience every time I browse the 'nanosounds’ tag.

What I didn’t set out to do was cause this really weird argument about race.  For starters, I never ever dreamed that people would want to cosplay as me - it blows my mind that there are people out there who like my character so much, they want to dress up as me. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

But here’s my main point. It DOES NOT MATTER who you are or what you are. If you truly want to do something or be something; do it. Do not let anything or anyone hold you back. Race, sex, sexuality, age…none of this matters. If you want to do something that you know will make you happy, why the hell are you letting something like race hold you back? Life is not about living within these imposed limitations set by prejudice. It’s about breaking them down.

To the people thinking they want to cosplay as me but thinking they’re the wrong race - get that thought out of your head. It’s thoughts like this that prevent us as a human race progressing away from prejudice, that prevent us from being truly happy, and function better as a society.

Also, I thought the whole point of cosplay is to be who you want to be? My favourite examples of cosplay are people who put their own spin on a character. I’m looking into cosplaying as Garrett for the May ComiCon in London - but am I sat here thinking 'welp, I’m the wrong sex, and I’m not fully Western, also about 3 feet too small to be him’? No - I’m thinking how awesome it’d be to have a cloak and swoosh around like a thief.

I’ve already seen two girls cosplay as me, and was my first thought 'Jeez, cheongsums on a Westerner? Freakin’ yuck’. No. My first thought was 'OH. MY. GOD. They look GORGEOUS. I can’t believe someone would take the time and effort to dress up as me.’ Seriously girls, you brought me close to tears, because I never ever thought in my career, in my life, this would happen. And I mean it, you both look gorgeous, and I love your personal touches (and the ruby sword!).

So I encourage you all - if you want to dress up as me, do it. Send me your photos, and if you’re going to the May ComiCon, come and find me so I can get my photo taken with you (although I’ll probably cry with happiness!).

I do not care about your race, your sex, or anything like that. What I care about is you - are you happy? Are you having fun? And are you being you?

Sorry for the semi-rant, but issues like race really bugs me (especially as someone who’s been a victim of racism), and the idea that people out there feel they can’t do something because they’re not half-English, half-Malaysian is NUTS. Life is about diversity, and that’s what we should be celebrating, every goddamn day.

The main thing to take away from all of this is that I love you all, and seeing you guys be inspired by my banal existence is genuinely humbling, and makes me want to be a better person every day.

Big love,

Kim x