i'm sure it's a good thing

anonymous asked:

first of all, i love your stuff! secondly, how do you get your ideas out there? i have a story for fates, but its not as good as your in depth characters!!!! i'd love to hear how you draft ideas or such. have a splendid day! _(:3」∠)_

wow thank you!! Just keep going on, I’m sure you’re stuff is great! (`・ω・´)9

For me, I’m a very visual person when it comes to my characters. I almost always design them first before moving onto backstories or personality. I also have it pretty easy since I usually make people who are related to existing characters, so when it comes to backstory or personality it’s mostly a matter of using them to explain an aspect of someone who already exists. At least in the case of the mamas anyway.

But I also don’t want them to just be an explanation for another character, I want them to be able to stand as a character all their own! So I also add things to make them unique, like how Theodora tricks people by acting nice then using them later or how Kameko has an insatiable wanderlust.

I’ll admit that I’m cheap and draw inspiration from some songs or people I know for certain characters. Lately that’s what kickstarts me to make characters haha. Like with Kameko, I decided to make her after finding this song: Ghost in the Hell. The beat made me think of someone very whimsical, along with some of the lines like ‘Come on over here, let’s dance!’. And I also loved the shade of hair for Miku so I used that for Kameko shhhh

On the other end of the spectrum, I decided to make Cecil after listening to this song. His deep paranoia of seemingly innocent things is inspired by several of the lines in the song, along with his feelings of his duty as a prince and soldier being more important than his freedom or even his life.

But not everything is from these songs I swear haha. Like with Cecil, I also wanted him to be a foil to Camilla. It’s why he’s a Wyvern Lord, because it’s the other promotion option for Wyvern Knight. Camilla can be rather selfish about herself instead of her duty, like how she abdicated the throne to Leo instead of being queen herself. So I made it that Cecil has a deep sense of obligation to his king as prince and son, and that obligation is what strips away what value he may place on himself or others. And instead of being coy with things like his feelings or how he presents himself, he’s very upfront and frank.

But, going back a little, I don’t quite mean anything good when I say I base some characters off people I know. Ikona is based on someone I followed when I first started Tumblr. She was a very attention seeking type of person, who cried at every opportunity so people could say good things about her. But then she also got unnecessarily mad when people said things she didn’t like or did things she didn’t like. Verrry toxic. So I somewhat based Ikona off of her, by making her the type of person who would never confront someone like Mikoto directly but be very passive aggressive to Sumeragi despite him not having any plans to pursue Mikoto while Ikona was alive, and just hate her from a distance.

Overall, I have a base idea for a character and add things onto them as I go along with the design! Maybe I’ll want to add something personal to me with some struggles or traits, or maybe I’ll add things I see in others subtly of course. It’s just kind of like adding things into a pot to melt together I guess

But most of all, I try to make my characters varied! I want to make them all unique to each other, so I try to not reuse traits or designs when making new characters. It’s important to be fresh with new characters! I don’t burn myself out too badly on being original or anything, but I try to make the characters different at least. It’s good because it keeps people at least somewhat excited for new characters you make, because they might not know what’s next~ :D

  • Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
  • Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
  • Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
  • Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
  • Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
  • Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
  • Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
  • Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
  • Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
  • Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
  • Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
  • Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
  • Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
  • Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
  • Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
  • Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
  • Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
  • Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
  • Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
  • Male Writer: I am original
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One day i’m going to be able to purge myself from the itch to fanart for shows that I love/hate. today, unfortunately, is not that day.

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A new challenger appears!? Concept sketches of Prince Somnus, still figuring out his design though

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Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.

- “No, friends protect people.”

Me, through tears: Fuck, dude, you sure are…

Hi my name’s amanda and I’m real messed up about Davenport. Catch me in your local broom closet crying about this gnome. You’re welcome to join me.

anonymous asked:

Chuck and Penelope like to play a lot of fun bitey games with each other! This is a good time for them, but it can be startling to a silly human like myself. How does one tell between fun bitey game time and actual aggression between dogs?

I’m not an expert aaaaaat aaaall – but some big clues that it’s play vs. something more intense: 

  • loose, floppy body language (which is possible even when it’s rough and there’s bared teeth and growling, giving kind of a “HAHA AM MEAN DOG IS JOKE ONLY” feeling to the whole thing)
  • taking turns initiating
  • taking breaks, backing off in response to each other’s calming signals
  • taking turns in different roles (e.g. chaser vs. the one being chased, being pinned vs. doing the pinning)

Some good videos on the spectrum of appropriate dog play:

I think it’s easier to see the difference once you’ve seen examples of play going over the line. This channel has good examples to learn from:

The Facebook group Observation Skills for Training Dogs is a great place to learn too!

anonymous asked:

yuuri sometimes calls victor "sweetheart" and "babe" without consciously thinking about it, like when they wake up and yuuri doesn't wanna move yet so he'll cling to victor and mumble "babe no, come baaack," or when victor's coaching him and he goes, "one more time from the sit spin, yes?" and then yuuri takes a last swig of water before nonchalantly replying "sure thing, sweetheart." it gets victor right in the gut bc it's so casually affectionate, they're just a domestic pair of dorks

Tony kinda maybe thinks makeup looks really pretty. Not just on girls–though it does, absolutely!–but in the way that makes his fingers itch with the urge to try out himself. He’s not sure it really would be for him but Pepper’s lipstick always looks incredible and he’d really like to try those smokey eyes Natasha mentioned and well.

It takes him four months to work up the courage to ask Jan about it and he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown by the time he’s got the “Would you mind showing me how to do basic makeup” out without stuttering.

Jan of course is over the moon. 

It’s not just that she loves makeup and loves styling her friends, though that’s part of it. But no, the most important thing is that Tony is asking her for advice regarding something people usually scoff at or ridicule, maybe in rare cases tolerate. Jan isn’t stupid, she sees every eye-roll her raving about the newest eyeshadow palette from Maybelline gains. So this? A genuine (if shy slash terrified) request for help? It means a lot.

Naturally she drags Tony to the closest drugstore as soon as school lets out.

After a long moment of contemplation she stops in front of one of the shelves with a decisive nod.

“Alright,” Jan says. “Let’s start with mascara.”

She gestures wildly at the shelf, filled with products in all kinds of forms and colours.

“Here we’ve got black, brown, orange–you’re only gonna wear that to a costume if ever, got that Tony, I’m serious–oh, and that’s waterproof, here we got the smudgeproof ones, but be warned, they’re never as smudge-proof as advertised. That over there is black and white, and here we’ve got lengthening, curling and volumizing ones.”

Jan turns, her smile radiant. “Any questions?”

Tony stares. Blinks. Feels very, very stupid. “Just one. What’s mascara?”

Jan blinks back. Doesn’t laugh (see, this is why he went to Jan with this). 

“Mascara is used to enhance the eyelashes,” she explains, followed by, “You know what, we’re just gonna take one of each of them.”

Tony doesn’t think he needs fourteen different mascaras but he gets distracted by the nail polish. There are a lot of different colours available and there are so many reds and golds and one of them looks like liquid metal.

Needless to say, they buy a lot more than just fourteen mascaras.

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One day Tony is gonna wear bright orange mascara and though Jan will wail and beg and theatrically shudder, she will also throw a bottle of nail polish remover in the face of anyone who dares to make a face. Because it’s taken Tony a long time to become so comfortable and confident where makeup is involved and Jan is invested.

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Welcome to Kappa Kappa (originally Kappa Kappa Beta but that last part fell off), Lake Lilac University’s first and only co-ed fraternity!

I’m literal trash and also a community college student who still lives with their parents so I’LL TRY NOT TO MESS THIS UP:

Max-Everyone is sure he should have graduated by now, but he’s been in the dorm for so long and still has his major as “undeclared”. No one knows if he actually goes to LLU or not, he never attends class. He’s also somehow behind every out-of-control party or riot that happens on campus or in the dorm, or least DJing. Has been living in Kappa Kappa because it’s the cheapest but he hates everyone, especially the RAs. Nikki did his tattoo. 

Neil-STEM Major. Actually does his work and attends classes and was dead-set on not becoming a party kid, but is always the first one to get absolutely smashed at every party. Max’s roommate. 

Nikki-No one knows what her major is. Like Max, no one is entirely sure if she actually goes to LLU, but everyone seems to have a class with her. Often climbs in through peoples’ windows because she got “locked out again”, although no one actually knows which room is hers or if she actually lives in the dorm. Got kicked out of Gamma Lambda Sigma (AKA college Flower Scouts idk man) for being the wild child she is. Has been stopped by security/police multiple times because they all keep thinking she’s on drugs. Nah, it’s just Nikki. Good thing LLU has a rugby team (She’s really good but no one is sure if she actually plays for points or for the sake of beating people up).

Relationships Advice from Sailor Moon Characters
  • Sailor Moon: idk well if things are meant to be they'll be!! maybe read your horoscope? i'm sure things will work out. (score: 2/10, bad advice for most scenarios but she is a romantic at heart)
  • Sailor Mercury: Well, you should make a list of pros and cons about your relationship. If the cons outweigh the pros in number and significance, it's worth putting some effort into getting couples therapy at least. (score: 8.5/10, solid advice but not always applicable)
  • Sailor Mars: dump him (score: ♂/10)
  • Sailor Jupiter: Ohh, that's sad to hear... It's always a good idea to talk to your partner if you're unhappy. If they care about you then they'll listen. You need to look after yourself first! Don't settle for someone who makes you miserable just to be in a relationship. Trust me... (score: 9/10, solid motherly advice but sometimes easier said than done)
  • Sailor Venus: Problems? You can do better!!!! Get out and find someone who will appreciate YOU for YOU!! go OUT there! CHASE those honeys!! Have so much fun you forget about your ex in the first place!! WHO???? you don't know. you're too busy partying and loving yourself. Peace out. (score: 0/10)
Man, Genndy Tartakovsky really does know how to make an animated man attractive. I mean

take Samurai Jack for example (the best example in my opinion 👌👀 )  

he has a great body (drawn and animated very well), a cute face, and absolutely charming character and personality traits (plus good morals)

he’s funny, he’s awkward, he’s kind, he’s respectful, he’s handsome - all of his traits make him (according to me at least) one of the hottest animated guys out there. I’ve been in love with him since I was little lol.

Then there’s Lance from Sym-Bionic Titan

(I’ll admit he was a bit much with his shirt off but) Again, drawn and animated well, interesting personality and character (tho a little broody), and, because of this, also very attractive.

Hell, even Anakin freaking Skywalker is mildy attractive in Genndy’s show Star Wars: Clone Wars (well, maybe not his face, but)

and I’ve never found Anakin attractive in anything else!

lol The point is that, from an animation + personality trait standpoint, Genndy does a damn fine job of making fine men.

  • Yugyeom: hey who wants to start a gang?
  • Jackson: I'll ask my mom
  • Jinyoung: my mom wants to talk to your mom to make sure it's okay
  • Mark: my mom says it's fine as long as I'm back before dinner
  • Jaebum: my mom says she can carpool for us
  • Youngjae: can you pick me up my mom wants to see who's taking me
  • Bambam: my mom wants to know if it's an overnight thing and who's house we're staying at
  • Jackson: good news guys, my mom can do snacks for us!
Minho teaches Newt pick up lines
  • Minho: Go Newt! With these, there's no way Y/N won't notice your feelings!
  • Newt: Okay..
  • 1st try.
  • Y/N: Newt, you're injured! what happened?
  • Newt: I kinda fell for you.
  • Jeff: Now I know why all the slicers are injured.
  • 2nd Try.
  • Y/N: Sometimes I wonder about my parents, like what did my dad do for a living?
  • Newt: He was probably a priest.
  • Y/N: ....Why?
  • Newt: Coz you're a blessing.
  • Gally: In a very good disguise.
  • Y/N: I hope there's some good in you too Gally.
  • 3rd Try.
  • Y/N: Ugh I HATE helping the slicers! their job is sickening and it get's me all dirty.
  • Newt: You won't be complaining when I get you all dirty.
  • Y/N: You mean at the gardens?
  • Newt: *sigh* Yes at the gardens.
  • 4rth try.
  • Y/N: The builders are making a new shack apparently.
  • Newt: That's nice the two of us should try building something new too.
  • Y/N: Oh? Like What?
  • Alby: A nice big lock for your door Y/N.
  • Newt: .....
  • 5th Try
  • Y/N: I'm thirsty.
  • Newt: Well good thing my body is 75% water.
  • Y/N: Yea well mine is too but that ain't enough.
  • 6th try
  • Y/N: Heyyy! The creators sent up clothes!
  • Newt: Yep, managed to grab myself a new sweat shirt.
  • Y/N *touches what Newt's wearing* : Nice! What material is it?
  • Newt: Boyfriend Material
  • Frypan: Really? pretty sure it's nylon.
  • 7th try.
  • Y/N: I wish I could have some ice cream, I can barely remember that sweet sticky thing trickling down my throat.
  • Newt: Get down on your knees and I'll give you some sweet sticky thing down your throat
  • Y/N: What?
  • Newt: ..You know, there are these berries..which have a sweet juice..
  • (later on)
  • Y/N: Newt? Are you alright, you've been acting really strangely lately.
  • Newt: It's nothing, I think Thomas has finally got to my nerves.
  • Thomas: Hey why does everyone just put the blame on me?
  • Gally: Because when you're pinned as the source of trouble its completely believable.
bright sessions characters as @wolfpupy tweets
  • joan: i'll tell you one thing, just because it is the least amount of thing i can tell
  • damien: things have only gotten worse since i started making everything worse
  • adam: i've hit my fair share of hay over the years and can safely say that being asleep is better than the alternative, being awake
  • caleb: i'm sure i'm going to ruffle some feathers with this but given the choice between good times and bad times i would like to have the good times
  • chloe: i think i speak for everyone when i say things
  • sam: i did the best with the resources i was given, which was nothing
  • mark: 'guitar solo' sounds lonely to me.. guess thats why im not a famous musician
  • frank: it's all fun and games until it's not that anymore
  • wadsworth: some people just want to watch the world burn, me i don't care either way
  • green: let's turn this sinking ship around and sink the other way

Happy Birthday @percyyoulittleshit!
Even though you love Dallas BBQ you’re still such amazing human being! Don’t forget how amazing you are!