<b><p></b> <b>Hufflepuff:</b> Do you want to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie?<p/><b>Ravenclaw:</b> *playing "Evermore" loudly*<p/><b>Ravenclaw:</b> I've seen it twice already.<p/><b>Hufflepuff:</b> So is that a no?<p/><b>Ravenclaw:</b> Are you crazy, when's the next showing?<p/></p><p/></p>
There’s been a lot of question as to whether or not Anti will be showing up in October this year. Now personally, I’d like to think he’s not going to show himself and here are the reasons why:
Firstly, Jack’s going to be going on tour, so I don’t see how he’d have the time to create any Anti stuff. Secondly, I recently saw him respond to a post about whether or not we’d see Anti in October and he seemed really unsure, plus it seemed to him that it’d still be a bit too early to bring Anti back (which I have to agree with him). Also, I know October’s the spooky month and all, but if we always expect Anti to show up on Halloween, where’s the surprise in that? Anti’s all about being unpredictable. He showed up at PAX, no one expected that. He showed up in the middle of SUMMER - such an odd time for him to show up!
Personally, I’d like to think he’ll show up either in November or December. Could you imagine? We’ll go through October, all on edge expecting him to show up, but not once does he make an appear. So we let our guard down by the end of October. And then come November, Anti hints start showing up and suddenly it’s part 2 of the Antipocalypse, and it leads up to December. But what would really mess us up is if come the week of Christmas, suddenly everything stopped. No hints, no zalgo text, no images, no suspicious videos titles. It all just stops and goes quiet for DAYS.
Now I got a REALLY twisted idea the other morning. Bear with me here and just imagine this:
If Anti is going to go after Chase (which I honestly think he is), and if he did show up around Christmas, imagine this:
You get up Christmas morning and have a great lovely morning with the family, opening gifts and what have you. You know, having a happy fun-filled Christmas morning :) And after everything’s calmed down, you go online and find out Jack’s posted some sort of Christmas video.
It’s a video of Chase and he’s going to FINALLY get to see his kids (because it’s Christmas! Why the hell not?!) It’s all happy fun times….until things begin to go awry and Anti comes in to fuck things up. What would happen, I don’t know. I don’t know if he’d corrupt Chase, torture him, kill him. Either way, I got this sick idea that he’d kill our “favorite boy” and that would be like his Christmas present to us all. Could you fucking imagine?! Do you know how fucking twisted and sadistic that’d be - for him to kill our precious cinnamon roll (ON CHRISTMAS DAY, WHEN HE WAS GOING TO SEE HIS KIDS!!!) - and we can’t do fuck all, and he does it as some twisted gift idea for us all?! It’d be worse if Anti made Chase’s kids watch too! It’d be so messed up!
We would be scarred for days, weeks, MONTHS! We would NEVER forgive Jack for doing something like that - we’d probably temporarily hate him for a day or two. But the scary thing is just how easily I could imagine something like this happening. For crying out loud, Jack loves horror and he knows how much we love Chase, plus Anti’s know for being unpredictable. You put all of that together and the possibilities are endless (and frightening).
So what manga/anime are you dusting off. Pretty sure I saw an Escaflowne reference a few days back and that is one of my fav under appreciated anime ever!
I LOVE ESCAFLOWNE. It was a super big part of my childhood, and really, really influenced my tastes in media, and what I like reading about (see: mechs, ships, science fantasy, dark romance, and villains who are definitely on the downwards slide to madness).
Right now I’m watching Shingeki no Bahamut, which reminds me a lot of Escaflowne, but like, more r-rated. It’s SO GOOD, AND IT HAS MECHS AND SHIPS AND ANGELS AND DEMONS AND DRAGONS AND GOD, I’m obsessed. @cheesytriangle got me hooked.
I’m like, obsessed with this guy in particular:
Cuz you know:
HE WAS ONE OF THE VILLAINS IN SEASON 1 AND HE’S LIKE LUCIFER’S RIGHT HAND MAN AND HE WEARS A FUCKING BONDAGE COLLAR AND I CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP I’M THIRSTING LIKE A DYING MAN IN A DESERT SEND HELP IT’S A VILLAIN SHIP A VILLAIN SHIP THERE’S SO MANY VILLAIN SHIPS I’M DIVING IN DEEP-
I’m also obsessed with this:
Tl;dr: my thirsty ass has departed for greener pastures. Gbless I’m crying tears of joy.
I could imagine modern day marauders in potions class. James and Sirius would be messing around and pretending to do “sick vape tricks” with the steam coming off of their potions, and they would get in so much shit for it. Give me modern day marauders who are obsessed with memes, and who claim to be walking existential crisis’. I dont know y'all I just really miss the marauders.
I have a question!!! I'd like to know some pointers for drawing such amazing characters cause I really like your art and you're so amazing at it. Like how do you draw your bodies so well? Or how are you able to get from line art to a finished product so well? As a young artist, I'm very interested in what you have to say!!!
Honestly, it’s just practice. Lots of practice (and specifically getting shit wrong a lot of the time: I still screw up art on the regular!) I swear I’m not packing any secret tricks.
Bodies: I’ve always been obsessed with drawing people (right from being a child) so I’ve gotten tons of practice over the years. I’ve gone to a smattering of life drawing classes now and then but my method has mostly been a lot of people watching, a lot of people drawing (regardless of how good or bad my drawings might have been at the time) and trying out different methods. I can’t tell you all the names of the muscles or bones in the human body, and I’ve never read an art book cover to cover - my brain doesn’t work that way.
I’d always recommend looking at lots of different methods and approaches and you will find the things that click for you. I tend to focus on gestures and lines and movement more than details. Or I try to. My work is never where I want it to be, but I’m always trying.
I found Michael Hampton’s way of breaking down bodies to be super helpful, and Mike Mattesi’s: Force incredible for gestures and poses.
And as for the rest - getting from lineart to a finished product - even more practice. Even more experimenting and finding what works and what doesn’t. Bodies and drawing are the base of it really, everything else is a minefield of processes and approaches and methods. Nothing is right, and nothing is wrong. No one can hand it to you on a platter, you just have to put in the work of finding your own method!
The antis LOVE to be all like "Bellboy is obsessively in love w Clarke but too bad she doesn't love him back lol!!!!" And I'm gonna laugh so fucking hard when CLARKE makes the first move, because we all know she will.
Dandelions are considered a weed because they're an INVASIVE SPECIES JFC not everything is about oppression
Except they really aren’t.
Sure, if you have very short cut grass they’ll take over, but they really can’t compete with native tall-standing grass (prairie) and don’t like shade.
So, they thrive in our short-mowed lawns and sidewalk cracks, and yeah they’re a pain to pull from flower and veggie patches. But, I want you to do an experiment.
Take a patch of waste land filled with dandelions. Now, stop mowing it and wait.
First couple years, sure there’ll be a ton. But keep watching. As grasses and asters and goldenrod and milkweed and other plants move in, as trees start to sprout and as nature does it’s thing, you’re going to see fewer and fewer dandelions every year, until, after 3-4 years the only ones left will be incidental around the edges where they can hang on and get some light.
Now, if you can’t do this experiment that’s ok. I’ve done it in my little patch of native prairie. And after 3 years, dandelions simply cannot compete with the native forbs and grasses. (You are welcome to check other sources speaking of native prairie reintroduction, there are thousands online and every single danged one of them will say the same; weed for 2-3 years as natives establish themselves, but after that you needn’t bother much, as the natives will out-compete just about anything else with ease.)
Heck. My father, over the course of about 10 years and much to the chagrin of us kids who liked picking them, nearly eliminated dandelions from he and mom’s acre and a half. How? He simply started mowing at the highest setting on his mower rather than scalping the grass back to ½ an inch, and mowing every other week instead of weekly. Grass is healthier (because it can actually photosynthesize and get proper nutrition) and dandelions are decimated, due to simply not being able to compete with the faster-growing grass for light.
See, the main reason for the decline of natives is not that they have been out-competed on their own turf, but that human activity has disrupted their environment and destroyed them. A dandelion seed would have a very, very tough time growing in dense forest or thick prairie. But run a bulldozer through that and remove all native growth, slap down a parking mall and a few subdivisions, and then keep mowing the grass in those subdivisions short and you’ve made a perfect dandelion habitat. But if you reintroduce those natives to their own turf, they’ll happily settle back in and in ten years you won’t see any more dandelions.
(Note that other plants, such as Queen Anne’s Lace, Garlic Mustard, and Purple Loosetrife, are more able to compete against natives than dandelions. These plants can be problems. But we’re not talking about them we’re talking about dandelions.)
So, maybe do some research and try again. In this case, friendo, you’re gonna find that I’m right. The hate of ‘weeds’ in lawns, and indeed the obsession with having a lawn at all, is totally tied to classism.
I know this shit back and forward and inside out, my man. I’ve spent two and a half decades studying gardening, agriculture, botany, horticulture, and the history of all the above.