i watch a lot of youtube things

tell me why this budgetless gay youtube series made for fun by a group of friends has the best editing and writing of anything i’ve watched in a year.

also tell me how this single scene can contain every single one of the top three most iconic lines in history.

edit: whoa, i didn’t expect this to blow up so quick! putting the source in the tags was a bad idea, sorry. this is brian jordan alvarez’s the gay and wondrous life of caleb gallo, and you can watch it on youtube or vimeo! he makes lots of other hilarious gay videos too, so you should check out his whole channel.

As someone who spends a lot of time around kids around the ages of 6 to 12, you truly cannot overestimate the amount of influence youtube celebrities hold. They take the exact same place that, say, watching Full House every friday night did for kids that grew up in the 90s. That is simply the nature of media nowadays, I barely hear anyone talking about what they saw on TV but the latest Pewdiepie, Markiplier, and Stampy (??) videos are correctly assumed to be things that everyone holds in common. That’s why the normalization and defense of antisemitism in this instance worries me – I would normally never care what a youtube celebrity does, but when their audience is largely composed of children it is particularly dangerous to casually joke about things like genocide.

171009: Highlight of Got7′s 7 for 7 Showcase

They are back!

The songs they performed in order:

  1. Fly
  2. Hard Carry
  3. Never Ever
  4. If You Do
  5. Paradise
  6. Girls Girls Girls
  7. Remember You
  8. Forever Young
  9. Let Me
  10. Teenager
  11. You Are

The host talked about each members whereabouts since their break. 

  • Bambam going to Thailand and asking about his new fond interest of videography. He answered, “While watching Youtube, there was a person on vacation. I really related to that video. If I were to go overseas, I wanted to express the things that I left on that trip.”
  • Youngjae going to the states and they asked him to say one word he learned there and he said, “Thanks a lot.” because they kept saying it.
  • Mark having done a lot of pictorial and they asked which one was his favorite. He answered “I liked everything!” (Honestly, me too Mark. Every picture you took were perfection.)
  • Yugyeom studying different dance genres and demonstrated a dance and something else he’s been obsessed with which I have no clue what it is. But it was cute ^^
  • JJP with their comeback! Jaebum expressing how JJP is calming and being back with Got7 is loud and hyper. Jinyoung expressing how it’s nice not to be the maknae no more. 
  • Jackson with his single and ranking number one in China QQ music, etc. 

BamBam explaining Got7′s “You Are” video that was produced by him. He also explained creating the video meant picking the right angles for the members. He had to watch every members video and found it funny because they would be silly and then get all serious. Proud of Bambam because he worked so hard on it and Yugyeom even said so himself (’: 

The members explaining the meaning of each of the songs on their mini album.

  • You Are: “The song is about someone that we’re thankful for. It expresses our relationship with our fans. There’s a variety of ways that you can take it. As I was writing the song, I watched animated film. There are pretty skies and I was inspired by that.” - JB
  • Teenager: “It’s about how you feel. Once you start to like someone, it’s about how you feel. Especially in your teenage years. That’s why I wrote it.” - JB 
    • Bambam and Yugyeom both said they liked this song a lot and honestly I AGREE IT IS A BOP AND THE DANCE. 
  • Moon U: “It’s poetic. It talks about how the moon seems like you.” - Youngjae
  • Fireworks: “When fireworks are set off, it expresses that our hard work shows great results someday. I wanted to express this positive story.” - Jinyoung
  • Remember You: “I didn’t want it to be like a foreigner wrote it. Hajin helped me a lot, so that could express it clearly. It became very sentimental.” - Bambam
  • 내게: “I wanted to use a fresh beat. We used a Latin influenced beat. There was a metaphorical expression. I wanted to write about loneliness, but I thought it’d be too deep. It shows the apologetic feeling.” - Yugyeom
  • Face: “I wrote about “Face”. I thought a lot while writing this song.” - Jackson “There’s this part, “missing your face” you can interchange between the people and expresses that you miss them.” - Bambam

They took a break to read the Vlive comments.

  • A comment wanted Yugyeom to rap and he explained when he was a trainee he did learned how to rap then performed this rap he knows. It was cute and adorable.
  • One comment asked the MC to do aegyo and he asked JB to do it for him and he did. 
  • They had Jackson sing a part of Papillion. (:

That’s all but click ‘keep reading’ for the funny moments. ^^

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[TRANS] 170523 Kim Hyunjung's News Show - Phone Interview w/ Rap Monster

KRN - ENG © ktaebwi

Kim Hyunjung (KHJ): Hello Rap Monster. Congratulations!

Rap Monster (RM): Hi, nice to meet you, this is Rapmon from BTs.

KHJ: You are in Las Vegas right?

RM: We have some additional schedules so we’re heading to LA from Las Vegas noe. Please excuse me for taking the call while on the road, thank you.

KHJ: You’re really well-manner. I’m the one who should say thank you for taking the call in such situation.

RM: It’s my honor.

KHJ:To be honest, did you go there with expectation?

RM: Of course, we had a lot of expectation. We thought that we shouldn’t have any expectation but at the same time, we expected a lot too. “They called us all the way here, wouldn’t they give us the award? But anyway let’s not hope too much,” we were kind of in a dilemma.

KHJ: How did you feel like when they called out BTS’ name at a stage like that?

RM: We talked about this among ourselves already too, it didn’t feel real. We just went out to the stage like we were being possessed by something, and in front of us were people like Drake, DJ Khaled. It felt like we were dreaming.

KHJ: Felt like you were dreaming? Back then when you were a trainee, have you ever dreamt of a stage like this?

RM: We actually have never dreamt of anything this big. When we were still trainees, around 1 year before debuting, we went to see a sunbae group’s concert at Olympic Gymnastics Arena. We talked about having to stand on this kind of stage at least once before retiring. We didn’t dare to imagine of attending an award show like BBMAs and receiving an award in front of such people.

KHJ: So you were watching the concert at Olympic Gymnastics Arena and you said “Wow, we have to do a concert here at least once before we die, don’t we?”. Was it your dream?

RM: It was nearly exactly what I said. For real.

KHJ: Those trainees now walked on the dream stage of Billboard and became the first among K-pop idol groups.

RM: It’s our honor.

KHJ: What do you think is the main factor to such global popularity? What is the core point?

RM: The local media outlets always ask us this too so I thought about this a lot, since I have to answer them. And I asked around too, of course. I think K-pop is like a gift set, an assorted gift ser. The music, the choreography, music videos and what we always do, communication on SNS. These things are combined together and once you fall for something, for example, if you listen to the music, you will watch music videos, then if you find the choreography cool, you will look up for performances on Youtube and find the fun videos that we always shoot, then you will check out our SNS and find out what thoughts we have. I can say that it’s extremely easily accessible. So the process of becoming our fans is extremely easy too. And most of all, our typical type of music or lyrics tell the stories of the youth in all over the world, no matter if it’s across the globe or Korea, the youth all feel the same emotions. We think it can create a bond of sympathy more easily, letting them think “So they feel like this in Korea too.”

KNJ: Your songs are in Korean, can those feelings be delivered? Including the lyrics too?

RM: The Internet and such are developing strongly these days, so even if we just tweet something, a lot of people would immediately translate it to not just English, but also multiple languages like Romanian, Portugese.

KHJ: So they translate and make subtitles in multiple languages?

RM: That’s correct. Nearly all of our contents have subtitles, so it’s easier to know what we talk about, what we write, what our lyrics say. I think we are benefitting a lot from the media.

KHJ: An assorted gift set made up from those things. And the finalization of it, the finalization of 2017, we can think it’s BTS.

RM: Thank you for saying that.

KHJ: But Rap Monster, how can you speak so well like that?

RM: Thank you. There’s a lot of chances where I need to speak on behalf of the group, so I think I have to speak well to dignify our group. I always think in my head first.

KHJ: You pulled out English interviews perfectly too. The assorted gift set story you talked about is true in many ways. It makes me think idols are indeed incredible, you started from Olympic Gymnastics Arena and now took home a Billboard award. What will be your next goal?

RM: Our next goal is a worldwide stadium tour. Stadium tour is the kind of tour that attracts at lease 30,000, 40,000 to 50,000 audiences. I can say that our next goal is to hold a worldwide stadium tour.

KHJ: So us older generation can understand that it’s like when Michael Jackson holds a concert and have 3-40,000 audiences?

RM: Yes, we want to do that.

KHJ: Earlier you said when you went to the concert at Olympic Gymnastics Arena yiu wanted to be like that sunbae group, who was that sunbae?

RM: They are called Highlight now right? We got a chance to go to Highlight - formerly known as B2ST - sunbaenim’s concert in 2012. We sat at the back.

KHJ: At the back?

RM: They were so cool so we told each other like “Let’s become like those sunbaenim”. We still sometimes talk about that among ourselves now.

KHJ: It would be even happier because you made it after going through hardships. Having a busy schedule must be really tiring right? What do you want to do first when you come back home?

RM: I always like enjoying the park or landscapes. I sometimes come to Gyeongbokgung too, it helps filling out the feeling of emptiness. I heard the Seoullo 7017 (a pedestrial overpass) has been opened.

KHJ: Yes, Seoullo. Oh, do you follow current events too? How did you know Seoullo is opened when you go abroad that frequently?

RM: I take a lot of flights and they always have newspapers there, so I read them.

KHJ: You need to be this level to become a global idol. Rap Monster, congratulations again. I hope you can soon come back and take a walk in the park or Seoullo 7017. I’ll continue to support and look forward to your future activities and worldwide stadium tour.

RM: Thank you.

I was speaking to the lady that works for Make-A-Wish and she said that back in the day when they started the Make a Wish charity people always used to want to go meet Robert Downey Jr. or Jack Sparrow or go to this crazy thing but recently the people that they get asked to hook people up with the most are YouTubers. And I was wondering why and the girl said that because most of the young people that are part of Make-A-Wish spent most of their time in hospitals, dealing with their illnesses, they obviously spend a lot of time on the Internet and then would naturally stumble across YouTubers. And when they have lots of time in hospitals, going through all these treatments or recovering from things, YouTubers are the people who they spend their time watching instead of stuff in the cinema. You know, simultaneously that’s so like… it’s heart-warming and it’s nice and then it’s also kind of sad. But it just really make you kind of happy that a) such an amazing charity is there, doing things but then also for YouTubers, you know, like Markiplier who does so many - he’s amazing obviously for a billion reasons - but whenever me and Phil get to do it, it’s just such a nice thing.
— 

@danisnotonfire during his live show on the 14th of February 2017

Quotes from Dan (30/?)

One of the many reasons I love YouTubers. It’s also a perfect example of the amazing impact their content have on the people watching.

boyfriend jjk
  • jungkook would be so adorable in a relationship 
  • he’d spoil you so much
  • acts like he hates when you take his clothes 
  • but would secretly love it when you took his clothes  
  • loves when you play with his hair
  • would sing to you
  • 25/8
  • i feel like he would pick you up and kiss you almost all the time
  • nose kisses
  • kisses and hugs all the time
  • playing overwatch all day
  • he would try to cook for you
  • failing at cooking together
  • watching lots of youtube and netflix
  • going to the studio to watch him dance
  • dancing with him ;)
  • okau I believe kook is a little bit of a switch
  • he’s mainly dom
  • but will be sub if you what him to be
  • will let you ride him all day long
  • hickeys
  • can be very rough 
  • ;) ;)
  • okay, sexy time over
  • laughing at stupid things for hours
  • late night texts and calls when he’s away
  • taking lots of pictures of each other
  • while he is away he will send you selcas
  • he’d take your phone to take silly photos of himself
  • always letting you hear his covers before anyone else
  • when driving he’ll have one hand on the wheel and one on your thigh
  • wanting to do everything with you
  • having cute couple nicknames
  • cheesy but adorable compliments
  • he gets jealous easily
  • you always telling him that he has nothing to jealous about
  • loving your laugh and smile so much
  • rubbing your side while you sleep
  • doing silly poses when you try to take pictures of him or record him
  • loves giving you piggy back rides
  • loves watching you do what makes you happy
  • he’d appreciate you so much
  • always tells you he loves you
  • the boys also love you

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Boyfriend series is over! I’m going to go back and edit them and I don’t know, should I do best friend bts or roommate bts next. Let me know what you think!

ksj | myg | jhs | knj | pjm | kth

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I have recently subscribed to a lot of Korean youtubers and I’ve been watching their videos these past few days for listening practice. Their videos don’t have Korean or English subtitles which can be a good thing because I’m forced to listen and understand as much as I can and not rely on subtitles but it can be a bad thing when there are words or phrases that I’m dying to know and I don’t want to pester my Korean friends to just to find out. 

Here is a photo of my vocabulary notes from Big Bang’s 세상에 너를 소리쳐.

지금 듣고 있는 노래: Zion T - 꺼내먹어요 🎶

IG: @meloncremekr

Did a quick antisepticeye sketch earlier today. Things here have been really upsettingly stressful, been kinda down in the dumps recently seeing as that I’m just starting my first year in highschool. Idk lots of cool things are happening but I haven’t been able to watch YouTube or do art cus of school, things at home haven’t been as nice either ;-;
Sorry for that rant, hope everyone has a lovely pax and a lovely rest of the day
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My Fave Japanese YouTubers + some YouTube Vocab

I was introduced to Japanese YouTube and J-Vloggers through a friend and I watched a lot of videos when I was first learning Japanese. I do admit that I couldn’t understand EVERYTHING but YouTubers tend to repeat themselves often and you can see what they’re doing so you pick up a lot.

It’s important to distinguish J-Vloggers from Japanese Youtubers.  

J-Vlogger is a term that usually refers to foreigners living in Japan who vlog regularly.  Simon and Martina, Taylor R, Sharla, Micaela, Rachel & Jun, VenusAngelic, and Mimei are all J-vloggers.  Their channels are mostly in English and they speak very little Japanese in their videos.  Mimei actually does a lot of her videos in Japanese now but I wouldn’t recommend learning Japanese from her because she isn’t a native speaker.  Her content is still really cute though. 

Japanese Youtubers are usually native Japanese content creators.  Their videos are all in Japanese usually with subtitles created by the community.  They usually belong to the big partner group UUM but there are a few independents like PDR.  

PDRさん

This is a great channel for beginners.  @uni-venture​ mentioned him in her own post about this as Just Duncan.  He’s a British-Japanese ハフwho spent much of his childhood in England but now currently lives in Japan with his wife and their cats.  He speaks in Japanese in most of his videos with an even pace and simple videos.  All of his videos are subtitled in English.  He’s pretty unusual for a Japanese Youtuber because he isn’t attached to a major partner company and he mostly makes sarcastic joke videos and vlogs.  He often talks about Convenience store customers and things that annoy him.

PDSKabushikiGaisha

PDS is PDR’s younger brother Dante.  Dante was much younger when the family moved back to Japan so he speaks no English and all of his videos are completely in Japanese.  Only a few of them are subtitled in English (mostly older videos that Duncan subbed for him when they both still lived at home) and he speaks a lot faster.  Despite his speed, Dante tends to repeat himself more often or use captions to emphasize words he’s using.  For example I learned the word 交ぜる from one of his videos.  Mostly he sits in his house and screams while doing something unnecessary like turning himself into a water balloon or fucking up one of his coffee tables.   Occasionally he also make 20 minute long videos of himself trying to win something from a UFO catcher (claw machine) and throwing away like $35 in change.  He is also a bodybuilder? So he occasionally makes videos about his fitness, but most of the time you would never know that because he does things like eat 100 Umaibo or deep fry an entire watermelon.

If you want to know how to use the particle ね you should really watch his videos.

はじめしゃちょ Hajime Syacho (President Hajime)

Hajime is probably the most difficult of these YouTubers. He talks FAST and his words often are kind of slurrred to together. But I think his videos are often translated by the community and he repeats himself a lot so you can learn lots of stuff from him.  He does a lot of dumb stuff like Dante. His videos include drinking too much of a drink that is meant to inflate your stomach to curb your appetite, making slime alone and nearly spilling it on the floor, and covering an entire room in those heat pads that you can stick to your skin.  He also does some science-y videos sometimes.  He’s a pretty big YouTube celebrity in Japan so his videos are usually a lot of fun.

If you want to learn how to use the phrase やばい!his videos are the best.  

Kinoshita Yuka: Oogui Eater

Yuka is kind of a legend. She’s a little Japanese woman who eats a LOT of food. The nice thing about her is that she eats pretty normally and unlike YouTubers who do this for the weird factor, she like legitimately enjoys everything she eats. She will like eat the entire Mister Donuts holiday menu and take time between don’t to discuss how fluffy the dough is and how refreshingly light the glaze is and so on. All of her videos are translated by the community. The translations are pretty good except the regular translator always translates 美味しい to Oishii which is not helpful and is really kind of annoying.  In all honesty, Yuka is my life goals.  Like she is my fave of all time.  If my job could be to just eat like this girl, I would be living a dream. 

If you want to learn how to talk about how you can’t handle spicy food, Yuka’s your girl.

HikakinTV

I used to watch him all the time but now I really don’t?  He is one of the biggest Japanese Youtubers who got famous for beatboxing.  He often beatboxes in his videos and even has a video where he beatboxed for Ariana Grande when she was on tour in Japan.  He mostly does like food and snack reviews where he gives a review at the end.  Most of his videos have been subtitled in Japanese so that you can read while you watch if you want. I don’t know he’s really not my favorite tbh…

モーニング娘 Morning Musume

So this isn’t really a Youtuber.  This is an idol group with an audience of middle aged men and young girls.  However, Morning Musume is one of few Japanese music groups that has its music videos available to view in the United States and all of their music videos have English  and Japanese subtitles which is very rare.  If yo ucan get past the cheesy costumes and the general idolness of their videos, you can learn A LOT from them.  Remember to keep in mind that the Japanese you’ll learn will be a little bit more awkward than vlog-style Japanese because it will come from song lyrics.  To be completely honest though, I love muting their videos and playing like hip-hop and rap underneath of them because they match up shockingly well.  

Texan In Tokyo

So this is technically more of a J-vlog channel but whatever.  So this channel has actually ended but it’s the channel of Grace and Ryosuke, an international couple.  Most of their videos are travel videos in English but some of them are cooking videos done entirely in Japanese with subtitles.  Ryosuke is really good and speaks slowly in simple sentences so you can see what he’s making and hear him talk about it.  He tries to do the videos with time constraints but doesn’t always do that.  Their other videos are good too for culture lessons and general information about living in Japan.  

Kirizaki Eiji 桐崎栄二

So in all honesty, you probably won’t learn anything from him at all but I put him on here because I love his stuff.  He, like many male Japanese Youtubers, is just like the master of pure idiocy.  His channel is mostly him messing with his sister and making videos with quick, sudden jump cuts and loud slapping noises.  He talks way too fast but he uses a lot of subtitles so you’ll get something. Eiji lives in the suburbs somewhere with his sister, grandparents, and parents and frequently just messes with all of them.  Occasionally he purchases expensive cuts of beef, pours himself a couple of glasses of Mugicha (barley tea, god’s gift to mankind) and feasts alone in his kitchen.  I just find him really entertaining I don’t know. 

I think the lesson with him is to find things that make you want to learn Japanese.  I don’t quite completely understand all of the humor in his videos but I really want to so I study Japanese. 


Other Reccs: 

AskJapanese – Interviews by Cathy Cat

Mahoto – He eats giant cicadas once a year

JPCMHD – Commercials usually in one to two week intervals

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IT’S FINALLY DONE Y’ALL

This has been sitting in editing for months, and I finally managed to finish it. I really hope you enjoy this one as much as a lot of you seemed to enjoy my last one [which can be found HERE]. Either way, it was a fun creative project and as with all things, you learn something each step of the way. Enjoy! 

EDIT copyright issues mean that you can’t watch the video on tumblr but you CAN watch it on YouTube on mobile or on a formal computer. You can watch it on YouTube HERE.

Animation Process Part 1: Thumbnailing, Keys, and Extremes

A week or so ago I finally finished this little dance animation that I’ve been chipping away at in my spare time! In the end it took me about 45 hours over the course of 8 months.

I documented each stage of the process in gifs and wanted to share in order to give anyone just starting out an insight into my workflow and how I break a complex motion into digestible, accomplish-able chunks so that I don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of work that’s ahead.

In this first part I’m going explain a little bit of my approach to thumbnailing. The great thing about this part of the hand drawn animation process is that I would approach it the same way in ANY piece of software. This stage is just about drawing and timing. Even the lowest tier programs can do that. It’s not until the cleanup stage that any of the bells and whistles matter.

The Research Stuff

Before starting any drawings I like to search around youtube for inspiration; especially if it’s an action I’m not entirely familiar with. I had just watched the webseries The Earliest Show in which Lauren Lapkus and Ben Schwartz do a lot of really great dancing, so I studied a couple of those frame by frame. I also looked at some swing dancing competition videos to get a feel for the basic steps.

https://youtu.be/plOMomN9F5g?t=25m25s

For stuff like dancing or even playing an instrument I’m not familiar with I like to sometimes look up a couple beginners’ tutorials just to get some ideas for how to approach the movement.

This isn’t days of research. It’s just half an hour to an hour to get a feel for what you want to accomplish. Anything more than that and it can easily turn into procrastination.

The Drawing Stuff

Once I’m satisfied with my research I begin the thumbnailing process. As you can see, my drawings at this point are only slightly more detailed than a stick figure. I’m not worried at all about mass, I’m just trying to nail down some simple, clear poses.

The Animation Stuff

In order to not be overwhelmed by everything I like to approach scenes in a very systematic way. I’d say 90% of the animation I do is Pose to Pose meaning that I break actions up into 4 different types of drawings

Keys: The main storytelling poses. If the story of the shot is “Man hears news and is disappointed” then you only have two keys to do - the man hearing the news, and the man being disappointed. I’m not thinking about how he’s going to get from pose to pose at this point, I’m just thinking “What’s the best drawing to show that this man is really disappointed”.

Extremes: These are all the poses that have to be there in order for the action to work. If someone is walking across the room it’s every drawing where their feet make contact with the ground. If someone’s jumping in the air it’s the anticipation down and the highest point of their arc. The way I think of them is that they’re the furthest up, down, left, and right the character is going to go as well as any drawing where they make contact.

Breakdowns: These are the poses that establish or reinforce the physics behind the motion. If an arm is swinging forward and the hand drags behind this is the drawing that shows that. When a character does a high kick and puts the entire weight of their body into it this is the drawing that shows the hips shoving forward as the foot just starts to lift from the ground.

Inbetweens: The drawings that smooth out and polish the movement. Here I’m focused solely on the spacing of the drawings. Is it slowing out or slowing in? How far do I want to favor one way or the other? What’s the shape of the path of action? Are the drawings following a nice arc?

This is one of many ways to categorize the drawings. I’ve seen a lot of people who combine extremes into their keys phase, and others who combine extremes into their breakdown phase, and others still who do breakdowns while they’re inbetweening. This is just what works for me.

(For a more thorough explanation of Keys, Extremes, Breakdowns, and Inbetweens see pages 64-68 of Richard Williams’ The Animator’s Survival Kit)

For the thumbnails I’m only focusing on the Keys and the Extremes.

First I do the keys which for the first dance involve these four drawings:

As you can see there’s no thought about the weight of the movement. That’s fine. I’m just establishing how he’s going to hit each accent.

From there we go to the Extremes

Here I start to add a little bit of weight to it. The main things the extremes (in green) are establishing is the foot pattern. How is he passing his weight from one leg to the other?

With the torso I wanted to loosen it up a little bit. If you look at the keys they all have a really similar line of action. I reversed the line of action for the extremes which adds more change of shape and helps it feel more lively - even at this early stage

The arms are just establishing the passing positions of the arm swing. They’re fairly straightforward.

If you notice, these extremes have a lot of qualities of breakdowns in them. If I had to label them more precisely I’d say that what I’m calling the extremes are the contact drawings of the legs combined with the passing positions (breakdowns) of the upper body. I call them extremes instead of breakdowns because the legs are the most important part of these drawings and I wouldn’t consider those legs broken down at all; they’re just contact drawings. These hybrid drawings are the reason that so many animators categorize drawings differently. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what you call any of this stuff as long as it makes sense to you and the end result looks good.

The Technical Stuff

At this point the entire animation is just a rough drawing on one layer. I would do this exactly the same in Harmony, Flash, Photoshop, or TV Paint. As long as you have drawing tools and a timeline you can thumbnail out animation like this

Extra Pro tip: It’s really helpful at this stage to establish some kind of basic ground plane or perspective - even if it’s just a character dancing in a void. This really helped keep the 3 Dimensional space in mind while planning his footwork. It also reminded me to have the character lean a little forward and backward in Z space as he’s moving. It’s easy to forget that kind of stuff when a character’s facing camera. Without it the animation will always feel a little flat.

That’s it for my thumbnailing process! If you found it helpful check out the next posts in the series!
Part 2: Rough Keys/Extremes and the Shift and Trace Technique

FULL BTS HOME PARTY ON YOUTUBE:

BTS home party isn’t yet uploaded on Vlive, yet I heard a lot of ARMYs missed it. So you can watch it HERE  and with subs HERE . And for better quality clips you can also find this playlist useful HERE

OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED:

  • BTS shared some selfies on twitter, so I invite you to visit it HERE
  • Summary of the Home Party (highlights)  HERE
  • BTS baby photos HERE

cathcer1984  asked:

Sorry I feel like I'm being a pain, asking so often... but do you guys have a werewolf convention tag? Where things like Electricity in the Contact and Wake Up Call and Pretty in Tents and similar fics would be? If this makes sense? ... its late and I'm not wearing my glasses. Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous said:Can you rec some werewolf convention fics? Thank you x

Omggggggggggg….NO.  I had this huge post almost done, and then accidentally dragged another tab on top and it reloaded this page, so I lost everything *wails*.  I think I recovered most of the links, fingers crossed!  (damn you, Tumblr!!!  Let me save replies as drafts!!!!!)  -Emmy

Originally posted by batlabels

Indulgence by Inell

(2,500 I Explicit I Complete)  *sterek, emissary!Stiles, married!sterek, public sex

Derek and Stiles indulge in a mutual kink in a hotel corridor outside a crowded ballroom during a werewolf conference.

Pack Dynamics Among Born Werewolves by alocalband 

(3,009 I Mature I Complete) *sterek, enemies to lovers

A Werewolf Convention AU in which both Derek and Stiles are complete nerds about supernatural politics.

Anything But Dull by tryslora

(3,593 I Teen I Complete)  *stackson, fake!sterek, arranged marriage

Politics is everything at a werewolf conference. Stiles is pretending to be Derek’s boyfriend. Peter is trying to make alliances by marrying Jackson and Malia off to other packs. And Jackson is frustrated by wanting the one person he can’t have.

Only Fools (Fall) by werewolvesandarrows (nerdy_farm_girl)

(4,836 I Teen I Complete)  *derek/stiles/scott

Scott knew this was a bad idea from the get go.
Okay, maybe not quite, but let’s just say he had some reservations about bringing Derek and Stiles to the Northern California Alpha Symposium as his guests. He was willing to take a majority of the blame, but he just wishes someone (coughLYDIAcough) would have stepped in and straightened this out before things got out of hand.

Operation Get Derek Laid by Kikileduc 

(5,109 I Mature I Complete)  *sterek, secret relationship, spark!stiles

There’s pining, misunderstandings, confusion, a little jealousy…

Stiles and Derek they have a nice thing, no one knows, yet. The issue is, they want their alpha to get lucky at the werewolf seminar, and well Stiles thinks Derek wants that too…

Two Beds + Three People by KuriKuri

(5,145 I Explicit I Complete)  *derek/stiles/scott, polyamory

“You’re not going to try out the bed, Derek?” Scott asks, and Derek really, really hopes Scott doesn’t notice the way his heart skips a beat. There are many ways Derek can think of trying out Scott and Stiles’ hotel bed, none of them appropriate.

(Or: sour skittles at a werewolf convention.)

Alpha and Emissary by Chiomi

(6,319 I Teen I Complete)   *sterek, magic!stiles

One hears rumors, seeping out of Beacon Hills on waves of smoke and blood.

And then one sees the True Alpha’s Star Wars swim trunks.

The whole weekend is very unnerving.

My Best Decision (Has Yet To Be Made) by only_one_word 

(6,563 I Teen I Complete)  *sterek, emissary!stiles

Stiles knows a couple things about Derek:
Derek doesn’t like to speak in full sentences in the morning
Similarly, he doesn’t like asking for help

Family Unit by AsagiStilinski

(8,851 I Teen I Complete)  *sterek, magic!stiles, packmom!stiles, roadtrip

So werewolf symposiums are a thing

That’s a thing that exists, it’s happening, it’s in the world now

And Stiles doesn’t know what in the name of hell he did to deserve this

(“It’s a mixed supernatural convention Stiles, not a ‘werewolf symposium’!”“)

We Have Potential by dragon_temeraire

(10,196 I Teen I Complete)  *sterek, fake relationship, werewolf culture

Derek has finally been invited to the annual North American Werewolf Convention. The only problem? They’re expecting him to bring a significant other. He doesn’t actually have one, but everyone volunteers Stiles for the job.

Mates and Mushrooms by mikkimouse 

(11,536 I Explicit I Complete) *sterek, fake/pretend relationship, sex pollen, dubious consent

Derek’s not that excited about spending three days at a conference getting propositioned by every Alpha with a single pack member. Stiles has a plan to make it stop.

It might be a great plan…if only Derek weren’t head over heels in love with him.

It might be an even better plan if someone at the conference didn’t have a vested interest in Derek staying single.

Find Me Sitting Poolside by TroubleIWant 

(14,286 I Teen I Complete)  *sterek, fake/pretend relationship

“Oh, and you’re the Hales!” the host exclaims when Stiles slides the sign-up sheet back. “Or, Hale and Stilinski, I guess. For now.” She gives them a conspiratorial wink. “I have to say, we are just pleased as punch to see an adorable couple like you attending!”

Stiles tosses an arm familiarly around Derek’s shoulders despite all the bags hanging off them, and gives him a squeeze. “I know! We’re pretty much the cutest. Right, honey?” He shoots his Alpha a shit-eating grin.

Derek bares his teeth in what’s probably supposed to be a smile, except that it isn’t, in much the same way that they are supposed to be a couple, but aren’t.

Survival is a Habit by HelloWhyTheFuckAmIHere 

(15,805 I Not Rated I WIP)  *sterek, spark!stiles

Nearly a year after the Hale pack defeated their first real threat, Talia gets a call inviting them to attend the Triennial Pack Convention.  

They gladly accept, hoping to use the TPC as one last celebration before the younger members go off to college, but when a series of events puts the pack at risk, they find themselves in desperate need of allies.

Love You Harder by tryslora 

(24,886 I Explicit I Complete)  *scott/stiles, unrequited love, fake/pretend relationship, emissary!stiles

Pretend dating is hard. Like really. Like walking around hard all the time hard. Stiles is starting to wonder if he’s going to survive the experience.

Espy Me, While I Watch You by frostedgoddess 

(27,280 I General I WIP)  *sterek, spark!Stiles

Derek Hale is a lot of things; Alpha, leader, survivor, and hopeless closet fanboy to the devastatingly cute YouTube sensation, Spark Stiles Stilinski.

Then, Derek’s betas come up with an amazing plan to get Derek an emissary. Any Alpha’s dream come true.

And it will be, if Derek can juggle his responsibilities as an Alpha, judgement, guilt, and roughly a metric fuckton of self-loathing and doubt about whether he’s good enough for a beautiful thing like Stiles.

It’s Free (And Always Will Be) by kellifer_fic, maichan808 (maichan)   

(31,681 I Explicit I Complete)  *sterek, werewolves are known

Stiles starts looking around, like there’s someone who’ll rescue him from this painfully awkward situation and Derek can’t blame him. All he can think is this is some kind of elaborate prank Laura is playing on him after she’d found his pile of Fangboy back copies last month.

Or, the one where Derek has to marry a human to save Clawbook and it turns out to be Stiles. He’s completely doomed.

Of Werewolves and Dolphins by Ilovesocks_24 

(53,506 I Teen I Complete)  *sterek, scott/isaac, friends to lovers

  “Stiles, come on! It’ll be fun,” Scott said. “You can’t deny that seven days in the Caribbean on a cruise ship full of hot, single werewolves won’t be a good time.”

 “Maybe for you,” Stiles said. “Because you’re tan and have a six pack. No one is going to talk to me at all. Also, fun fact: I’m not even a werewolf.”

 “You don’t have to be a werewolf to come,” Scott said. “You just have to be twenty-one so you can drink. Or so hot guys can buy you drinks,” he added, raising his eyebrows suggestively.

 “No, thanks,” Stiles said, shrugging. “Go on without me, just send postcards with all the hot guys you meet.”

 “They’re stopping in Cozumel,” Scott said. “It says here that you can swim with dolphins.”

 “Did you say we could swim with dolphins?” Stiles asked, curiously. “Like the ones that do tricks at Seaworld?”

 “That’s what swimming is,” Scott said, eyes gleaming.  

 “When do we leave?” Stiles asked.

Or the one where Scott convinces Stiles to go on a werewolf singles cruise. Stiles is really only going for the dolphins. Until he meets Derek.

You Make My Heart Ache by grimm 

(248,910 I Explicit I Complete)  *sterek, parrish/stiles, nogistune/stiles, mates, stripper!derek, bakery au

Based on this prompt & photo! I couldn’t resist. :D

Rating: General
Applicable Tags: Fake boyfriends, Fluff

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☀️ SUMMER HAUL 2017! ☀️

Hey babes, newest video is up on my channel 💞 This is a summer haul video I made for you guys with a few little things I picked up for this summer! 😋🌸 Surprisingly I didn’t have any fitness favs in this one but there is a lot of cute things!! 🙈 Let me know your favorite item and don’t forget to subscribe, thumbs up, turn on my YouTube notifications, and leave a comment on the YouTube video! ☀️ Love you guys, I’m always up for video suggestions too :)

Watch It On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZiPs3RLnU

InShaAllah, this Ramadan will mark 5 years since I started praying Salah regularly…

I’m not posting this to brag or show off, but to hopefully help every one who is struggling with praying their salah.

Before I even started praying I used to sit on social media all day, I’d post a few Qur’an ayah here and there, and I used to feel as though what I am doing as a muslim was enough. That my imaan was growing because of my social media posts. It wasn’t.

I used to keep getting into islamic debates online, I’d argue against non-muslims and defend Islam against terrorism, I’d debate with brothers and sisters about ‘what is hijab’, and about music, and about all sorts of other things - the typical arguments you see online. I had a lot of things going on in my life and I used to vent my frustration online… to random people - but it never gave me peace. 

I would sit on the computer and watch islamic lectures on youtube, about the history of Islam, about marriage, about famous muslims from the past, about the importance of Salah, but the irony was I would watch these videos on salah, while neglecting the times of prayer. - I still couldn’t find peace, I was always moody and used to keep my distance with my family.

Ramadan 2012 was around the corner, I used to see these posts about ‘Ramadan muslims’ and how certain muslims will only act religious in Ramadan and not any other time of the year - It frustrated me even more, as I felt that I was one of those people. So I set myself a goal. I used Ramadan as a catalyst. I prayed all Salah during Ramadan and used that motivation to continue after Ramadan. I tried my best. Every single Salah I tried my best to pray.

I focused on my Fajr Salah first, if I could wake up for Fajr, then the other four should be a piece of cake. So I was there, I never missed a single Salah for a whole year - and with it I felt more peace around me, I felt closer to my family as well.

I won’t lie to you, after the first year, I kind of slacked with my Salah, I missed one fajr, and then began delaying certain prayers through the day - but I would still make sure I made up for them. Even if I wasn’t on time, I would do my best to pray the missed salah - it started having an effect on me as a person again, I started getting moody at times, and lost my temper easily. 

Alhamdulillah, for the past few weeks I’ve been striving to pray on time again, especially now that Ramadan is here. So I just want to tell anyone that has difficulty with their prayers, and get told they are just ‘Ramadan Muslims’ - don’t worry, this could be the year you start praying every single salah. Just keep yourself motivated. Ramadan is the best time to make that change. Everyone has a starting point, but I want to say something; it may be cliche, but I can honestly say I have seen the benefit in my life, as a person, that salah has helped me gain more patience.

If you’re not praying salah on time, or are missing it, do your best and you will see how much your life improves.

May Allah make it easy for us.

crackedkandys  asked:

You ever have trouble staying focused when editing videos or anything? Like how do you get in the "zone" for sitting at a computer for hours?"

Yeah, sometimes, especially if it’s something really long or there’s a lot going on at once. I mean, in the sense that everyone has trouble focusing sometimes. It’s just how the human mind works, I think.

I don’t have a harder time staying focusing, than any other normal human has. I feel like it’s become such a “hip” thing to just throw around. Everyone has self-diagnosed ADD or ADHD and everyone has a “hard time focusing” because it’s a “lol so random” kinda quirk that people.. want? When, in actuality, it’s just an excuse a lot of people use, to procrastinate and dick around. It’s a lot easier to go watch Youtube for an hour, if you blame it on “having a hard time focusing” than you you, yourself, being a lazy fart. It also kinda diminishes the perception of the condition in those who ACTUALLY have these real disorders. It’s kinda the same as saying you’re “OCD”, not because you have to turn the light on and off 18 times when you leave a room or always wash your hands over and over again until you put the soap back the right way, but because you like patterns. Everyone likes patterns. Everyone has a hard time focusing sometimes.

Sidetrack, I guess, but TLDR for all you ADHD people out there, sometimes yes. Sometimes you just get in the zone, sometimes you have to just slog though. That’s life. But when it comes to work, that’s where professionalism comes in. You can do your job, and in turn keep your job and pay your bills. Or not, and not. Pretty easy choice there :P

Why I don’t like romanization

I spend a lot of time on the internet, and most of that time is split between watching Youtube videos and interacting with other language learners, particularly Korean learners. There’s a chatroom that I especially hang around in a lot, and every now and then someone looking to get in to learning Korean from step 1 comes in. When they ask for resources and advice, the first thing that I tell them to do is to learn Hangul by sight and sound, avoiding romanization (writing Korean words in the Roman alphabet) as much as possible. I usually link them this video because it doesn’t use romanization like most learn-Hangul sources.

So, what’s the deal with romanization and why is using it so bad? Today I’ll focus on what exactly romanization is and why I am so very against its use as a tool for learning Korean pronunciation.


Romanization—What is it?

Romanization, as I have already mentioned above, is using the Roman alphabet to write Korean words (for example, writing “annyeong” or “anyong” or anything else instead of “안녕”). Reliance on romanization is bad for learning Korean for a few reasons, including lack of adherence to the standard, differences between speakers, and ultimately its failure to accurately match the actual sounds of the Korean language.

There is an official romanization standard for Korean called “Revised Romanization of Korean.” Revised Romanization of Korean (from here on out, RR) is the standard that has been in place since 2000, introduced as a way to fix some problems with an earlier system… and yet this one also, in my opinion, is very unsatisfying. It fails for a few reasons, some that are an issue with the system itself and some factors that lie outside of the system.


Lack of adherence to the system

While RR is the standard romanization system of Korean and has been for some time, adherence to it outside of instances mandated by the government is not guaranteed. While most Korean language textbooks will use RR, some will go with another system or maybe even some other romanization that was deemed to “fit better.” I’ve read academic linguistic papers on Korean meant for English-language audiences, and some of those papers, despite being published after the introduction of RR (in some cases many years after) use incredibly strange romanization that doesn’t match either RR or the previous system. But more important than the usage of romanization in some obscure academic articles, at least for the purpose of this blog, is the use of romanization by Korean learners and Korean people—and going off of what I have seen on this website and other language exchange sites and apps, Korean learners and Korean natives alike tend to use romanization that is not in line with the standard and that can differ greatly from person to person. How can romanization possibly be a useful tool for learning when nobody seems to use it the same way?  How can you be sure you’re expressing the same sounds?


Confusion due to unfamiliarity

In addition to confusion caused by using different romanization types, just the presence of romanization itself can cause confusion! Many Koreans are of course not too familiar with romanization outside of place names because… they have no reason to be! They have Hangul, so of course they don’t use romanization in their daily lives. If you check out this video, you can see how hard it can be for native speakers to try to read Korean that is written in romanization. Supposing that your goal in learning Korean is to be able to communicate with native speakers, moving away from romanization and getting cozy with Hangul for writing is definitely the way to go.


RR’s failure to match the actual sounds of the language + differences between speakers

One of my other major bones to pick with RR—probably my largest, actually— has to do with the fact that it doesn’t really match up with the actual sounds of the Korean language. Have you ever seen someone ask (or asked yourself) if ㄱ is “k” or “g”? Maybe you’ve wondered if ㅂ is “p” or “b”? Sometimes ㄱ is written as “k” and sometimes as “g” in RR so it must be both, right? That’s a natural assumption to make, but it’s not the right answer. Korean makes use of some sound distinctions that English (and other languages that use the Roman alphabet) don’t make. In fact, there is no sound in Korean that corresponds to the sound an English speaker would think of when they see “g,” and the same goes for “b, j, ch…” NONE of those sounds as our English-speaking brains know them exist in Korean, but there they are in the romanization. It wouldn’t be a problem, I suppose, if you knew which speech sounds exactly correspond to which letter (combinations) in RR… but I’m sure that pretty much nobody studies phonetics just for the sake of making sure they’re reading romanization correctly. The large majority of people who look at romanization are not reading it correctly, and if you’re using it to learn Korean pronunciation, then your pronunciation will end up sounding more unnatural than it would if you just forwent the romanization altogether and just learned it more naturally, from sound (and with Hangul, sight-sound correspondence) alone. And add on to all this the fact that one’s native language and dominant dialect of that language will color the way one ends up pronouncing romanization that they see and read… it’s a jumbled path that can easily carry you off the path of more accurate pronunciation.


So, is romanization totally useless?

No, I’m not saying that romanization is useless by any means. In this globalized society, it is obviously necessary for the large majority of the world’s population who can’t read Hangul. However, romanization is used in such a scattered way by learners and native Korean speakers, and even the standard romanization fails to match Korean phonology properly, so it’s really not an ideal tool to use when learning Korean pronunciation. Please try your best to use all the great audiovisual resources online, like the video I linked at the start of this section, to learn the sounds of Korean without romanization~!


Happy studying, everyone!

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Hey guys! Today, I just wanted to share with you how I go about with my bullet journal. I have collected a lot of ideas from Tumblr, Pinterest and Youtube, and this is the format that suits my taste. I hope you guys find this useful or interesting! :)


WATCH THE VIDEO HERE


1. Index

Of course, most, if not all, bullet journals start with an index page so you can make reference to it in the future. This makes things easier to find and more organized.


2. Habit Tracker 

I track various habits like eating fruits and vegetables, getting 8 hours of sleep, drinking 8 glasses of water, finishing a book, etc. I put numbers in the grids and each number corresponds to a date. If I did that certain task on that day, I will shade in the box.


3. Calendar

This is a calendar for the whole month. Here, I use post-it notes so that it can be easily transferred if the date ever changed. I also use different color of sticky tabs for school, blog and personal life, but the one above is only for blog posts since I don’t have other things to put yet. 


4. Books and Blog Posts

The one above is separated into three columns - “Books I Want to Read,” “In Progress,” and “Finished” - and I used sticky tabs to put the books that I want to read in the month of January on the first column. When I’m already reading the book, I will transfer the sticky tab to the “In Progress” column, and then to the “Finished” column when I finished reading the book.

On the bottom part of the page are the blog posts that I plan to post in January, and it’s also separated into three columns - “To Do,” “In Progress,” and “Finished.” I also move them to the appropriate columns when the task changes status. 


5. Expense Tracker

This is where I track my expenses for the month. In the first column, I put the item that I bought. In the second column, I put the date, and in the third column, I put the amount.


6. Weekly Spread

This is where I put my everyday tasks. So first I put the date, and then the bar below that tracks the number of glasses of water that I drank that day (left) and the number of hours of sleep that I had the night before (right). Then after that, I proceed to my to-do list, and I shade the box different colors once the task is done for school, blog and personal. Below that, most of the time I put 1-2 sentences about the highlights of my day.


7. Weekly Mementos

To the left of the weekly spread are the mementos that I collected throughout the week. These are mostly receipts, tickets, stubs, and any other thing that I think might be worth putting in. 

Hi everyone,

learning a language should be fun, so I’ve compiled a list of German comedy things - movies, scenes, poems, everything! I haven’t seen all of these (mostly just the old ones haha) because I don’t watch a lot of movies but the ones on here are quite popular. Of course humour is subjective, so I can’t guarantee you’ll like everything on here. 

I’ll put the level of German you’ll need for these in brackets, because especially comedy which relies on word plays etc can be very hard to understand, and I don’t want this to be frustrating for anyone :)

Older Things/Classics 

Heinz Erhardt, Rudi Carell, and Loriot were the masters of Comedy in Germany. You can search them on Youtube and you’ll find millions of videos, probably. 

Sketches/Poems based on word plays (level C1):

1. Loriot:

  • Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts (B2): Scenes from Christmas at a family’s home. It’s so ridiculous that it became a classic.
  • Skat (B2, it helps if you know the game Skat): A man is asked to play a round of Skat by two strangers, but he has no clue how to play. Instead of saying so, he tries to play it, but Skat isn’t really to be learnt on the go.

2. Heinz Erhardt:

3. Peter Frankenfeld: 

Movies:

Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank (7 movies in total, B1-B2): I love these movies! They’re about teenagers in a school who cause all kinds of havoc. The leader of that group is played by Hansi Kraus, and the headmaster Oberstudiendirektor Dr. Gottlieb Taft is played by Theo Lingen, who is a legend, basically. His acting is A+. Many other famous actors are in those movies, for example Uschi Glas, Hannelore Elsner, Gustav Knuth, and Peter Alexander. Here’s an example scene. (the students prank their teacher, pretending to destroy his violin and making him think he hallucinates). 

Die Feuerzangenbowle (B2-C1): A man (played by Heinz Rühmann) imagines what it would be like if he disguised himself as a student and went to school again. It’s a classic and really great, though a little harder to understand due to the dialects. Here’s an example scene (the students play a prank on their teacher pretending to be drunk).

Papa Ante Portas (B2 - C1): A man quits his job in his fifties and is now annoying his wife at home because he wants to “help” in the household. Everything kind of spirals into chaos the more he tries. 

Newer things

If you want movies, look for pretty much anything Matthias Schweighöfer is in (What a Man, der Nanny, Vier gegen die Bank, der Schlussmacher). Til Schweiger directs and stars in a lot of movies (some would argue, too many) which also have some dramatic aspects (Honig im Kopf, Keinohrhasen)

Some other movies that were somewhat successful:

If you have anything to add, let me know! :)