so I’m going through the atomic blonde tag and I literally just saw a post saying that the movie is sexist because charlize theron looks “too thin” in the trailer, and because it’s “unrealistic” for a woman to be able to beat up men who are significantly larger than her, especially in heels???
like??? buddy. pal. my guy.
this is a female-lead film in an almost entirely male-dominated genre (seriously, when was the last time you saw an action movie where the main character was a.) female, and b.) not someone’s wife/girlfriend?), directed by an established filmmaker (david leitch, best known for his work on john wick), starring an oscar-winning actress who is also producing it herself, featuring a romantic subplot between two women, with feminist themes in the trailers and promotional material, and you’re going to boycott it… because the main character (a secret agent who is required to keep high standards of physical fitness for her job) is too fit??? or because she’s too feminine??? (I mean, I can run and jump and climb in heels, and I’m definitely not a highly-trained spy.) if you genuinely believe that conventionally attractive/traditionally feminine women being portrayed as tough and badass is “unrealistic,” then it sounds like the only one being sexist here is you.
Motorcity is a cartoon that was running on Disney XD for a while, before Disney mis-managed the crap out of it, then cancelled it and sat on the rights and didn’t do anything with them, like a bunch of jerks. It’s available on iTunes, and it’s also on kimcartoon (altho there’s an audio error in those. I’m thinking about uploading my corrected copies somewhere so people can get them?? stay tuned)
ANYWAY. In the Far Future, a guy called Abraham Kane (AKA Mark Hamill AKA Luke Skywalker AKA The Joker) decided he didn’t like Detroit and he wanted a new city there instead. So he built his new city over top of Detroit, called it Detroit Deluxe. Deluxe is run by Kane Co. which is run by Abraham Kane.
(((^^^ The difference between a villain and a supervillain??? PRESENTATION.)))
So now that the whole stupid “human rights” thing is out of the way upstairs, his only remaining problem is the people who would rather live under the city, in old Detroit AKA “Motorcity”. Kane’s like “well, time to destroy this dump and build More Deluxe! :)” and Motorcity is like “hey fuck u we literally live here” and Kane’s like “I don’t know I can’t read all of a sudden”.
Our main characters have chosen to combat his drones, nano-viruses and private army with COLORFUL AND ECLECTIC CARS. Our main is an ex-commander from the aforementioned private army, his name is Mike Chilton and I love him. He’s good at basically everything, and you would think that would make him obnoxious but actually he’s a reckless, adorable puppy-dog mom friend who likes helping and driving too fast and diving off buildings and believing in people. He’s also canonically mixed-race, so that’s kinda neat.
He’s a Good Boy.
(And yes, the people who did the character design were also involved in Gorillaz, personally I like the aesthetic of Motorcity way better but they are similar in a lot of places)
it got cancelled, so there are only 12 episodes. And it does take an episode or two for it to get its feet under it.
YMMV, but I would say the first episode I really really liked was episode 5. (And not just b/c the Duke of Detroit is a fukkin gift, holy crap)
not enough ladies, and also they fall back on that thing that’s like “nerdy guy likes the Cute Girl, doesn’t take a hint” and it’s really annoying tbh. Both characters involved deserved better.
Rule of Cool. This show makes 0 sense sometimes, you gotta lean into that to enjoy it tbh. It is a silly, silly show (until the finale, then it fukkin destroys me every time)
Gorgeous, colorful backgrounds and character designs, super-unique style, #aesthetic for days.
a really fun, varied cast.
VILLAINS, the villains are so good. Mark Hamill’s villain voice-acting is second to none. A bizarrely flamboyant rock-star mob boss played by the lead singer of Twisted Sister, who is the embodiment of Chaotic Evil. A disillusioned eco-terrorist with fascinating bio-weapons and a ruthless/single-minded obsession with doing the same thing to Deluxe that Kane wants to do to Motorcity.
If you don’t mind some silliness/Rule of Cool, the episode plots are fun and I enjoy them. :)
Mike’s best friend is really anxious and scared of a lot of stuff and they’re adorably comfortable with each other and they have special nicknames for each other I’m sorry I have a lot of feelings about these nerds. (can u tell what splickedy’s ship is lol)
There’s a lot of room for character interpretation and backstory and stuff, and a lot of implied worldbuilding that’s super fun to build on.
the creators are/were really cool with fandom, altho they’re busy with other shows now. (the head writer retweeted one of my videos!! :D :D :D I’m still super jazzed)
in conclusion it’s cute I love it and I love the characters.
Hi. I really like your drawings so I think you can help me. I draw myself and I've got one friend that shows me how to paint humans. But if she sees my pictures, she always laughs and says that they are funny. I don't feel really confident and her meaning means a lot to me, so I think my drawings are just "funny". First I were really proud of them, but then she always comes and laughs. What should I do? P.S. I'm sorry for bad english. I'm from germany.
That’s how you DON’T teach someone how to draw. The thing with criticism, an important thing you should listen to, is that first you should find the good things about something you’re up to criticise.
Say there’s a very detailed colourful drawing but the anatomy is very, very bad. Maybe one leg is bigger than the other, maybe the eyes are different shape, BUT.
You say that, hey, I like your colours! (for example)! You found a good contrast harmony! You’ve put so many details into it! And only then you say (BUT IN A KIND POLITE WAY) what this person should fix. Tell them what is not the greatest about anatomy AND HOW fix it, say that hey! I love your details, but It’s better to first finish the general shape because details can distract from it. Or, if you criticise something first then at least say what’s good about it afterwards.
People who laugh at someone work, I feel like, have absolutely zero interest in your improvement or self-confidence. In my opinion, this kind of people just want to level up in their own eyes by bringing someone down. We all know just how destroying those kind of laughs can be to people who put so much into their work.
You’ve put your time, your imagination, your sincerity into something that means a lot to you and this itself isn’t funny at all! Your friend should at least respect your effort, because not everyone is born immediately great and have to work their way up.
I’d say don’t listen to your friend and keep being proud of your drawings! And I think you should be proud! Don’t let anyone bring you down like this.
I regret giving up ballet
giving up the chance to learn how to dance
now that the music is finally here,
walked in and broke my silence
and my ribs
my ribs, they started playing like a vintage piano
grand but humble
their ivories tickling my side just enough
to remind me I can still feel love
smitten and soft
like that sincere hello
I havent spoken in years
taped on the roof of my mouth,
my tongue beginning to learn how to write
the letters that I actually mean to give to you
the truth my chicken scratch penmanship will unveil
behind every ending sentence I held on the side of my cheek
because these days I find myself in search of a better word
a better sound, and my body
all she wants to do is paint the air with gestures,
as if the way our movement fills every empty space, writes our names in cursive on the face of time so much that astronauts call home
Just to say they can see how happy you’ve made me
all the way from Space
And not even space is enough distance to cover how long I promise to
keep you safe in the wells of my collarbones
out of two hundred and six, the bone I am most afraid to break
Lies above my chest
And just beneath my head,
afraid because somedays I find my fingers tracing its curve
and I realize how eager I am to break it for absolutely no reason at all,
Afraid because if I do, I’d know what it’s like to collapse like a marionnette
unable to breathe, to stand,
to bend myself into a shape that looks like me
I wonder how you see me
I know I dont look much like a dancer,
some days I imagine I resemble flowers more than people,
like Snowdrops swaying in some secret garden,
some unknown patch of good, tucked away only for people like you to find
but I know not everyone choose to step off the trail
and I wonder if I’m any good at all
There is a German legend, about Snowdrops
Where god sent snow to find flowers and ask them to share their colours
One by one they all said no, except for her, little pearlescent thing,
She agreed and in exchange Snow decided only she could bloom
in His prescence, first in every cold spring,
Cheerful and warm
Wrapped in his white blanket
Sometimes snowdrops and snow reminds me of us
They day you asked me to watch them fall in love
on our lunch break and you held the door for me
and asked if I was cold
For a moment I felt like the snowdrop,
cared for, loved
in the presences of my snow
smiling next to me,
Then I felt like the snow,
Relieved to have found someone willing to share with me
their heart, their favorite season
and this moment,
in vivid colours
I never knew winter could be anything but bleak
but here you are proving to me the colour
white is anything but blank
that it has veins that carries endless hues
I can compare my blushes to
I regret giving up ballet
because here the snow is falling
in sync to the melody the snowdrop is swaying to
If you listen close enough
there is music in the air, a song
Winter is playing just for us
I wonder if I should ask you to dance
If we do, I’d let you lead,
but only if you’ll let me fall in love with you
Momo doesn’t give a shiiiiiiit about exposing herself during heroics. But that doesn’t mean the rest of class 1-A feels the same. While she happens to be unaware of any faults, they know that with the more popular they become as heroes that means more media coverage. Which means paparazzi. Which means cameras.
So when Momo does suffer a wardrobe malfunction you can bet the rest of class 1-A (Mineta not included) is there to cover for her. Momo got a rip in her costume, there a piles of floating rubble keeping her out of sight. Outfit too tattered, she needs time to make and change into another, pillars of ice are surrounding her. She gotta open the front to create a large object, you bet Dark Shadow is keeping her modest. Shouji has six arms, all the better to block her from view. Ojiro’s tail. Tooru blinded some people. Iida would lecture the paparazzi on respecting people’s privacy. Bakugou broke a camera once (he claims it was cause the guy annoyed him and not for Momo’s benefit). Midoriya is standing there red in the face, sometimes holding a large piece of debris (Momo thanked him the first time and he stupidly turned around) And even class 1-B gets in on it. Like Kendou uses her large hands to cover her. Tetsutestu and Kirishima both become real intimidating when anyone tries to sneak a peak. Even Monoma uses his costume jacket when necessary.
Everyone’s just got her back. They understand it’s necessary for her to utilize her quirk and they never blame her or undermine her for it. They just help their friend.
(Also it would have been great if Momo and Mirio could have some kind of camaraderie on how they had constant wardrobe malfunctions because of their quirks… TT^TT)
Lance, watching Lady and the Tramp:
I like the variety of dogs. That, I think, is the problem with America. I feel like there's just yellow labs, everywhere you look. What about the ones with great mustaches and 'brows?
the rogue one squad built a rebellion on hope, and when they couldn’t carry that hope anymore because their chances were spent, luke, leia, and han brought it to the finish line. luke didn’t “get all the glory;” he had that greatness thrust upon him in the cruelest way possible: he lost his two parental figures, and he lost obi-wan (another paternal figure) in a short span of time. but he never gave up. he easily could have, but he knew that he’d fall down a hole he’d never be able to crawl out of. he never hardened; he was never resentful of his sensitivity, even though many predicted it would be his “undoing.” he turned it into a strength instead, and i think that’s a really beautiful way to write a character. the rogue one squad would be proud of him.
Immigrant Song// "Hammer of the gods, will drive our ships to new land. To fight the hordes, and sing and cry."
Going to California// "Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair. Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they're all the same."
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You// "Babe, oh, babe... I'm gonna leave you. Oh, baby, you know, I've really got to leave you. Oh, I can hear it callin 'me."
The Rain Song// "These are the seasons of emotion and like the wind they rise and fall. This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold."
Dazed and Confused// "You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies. Run 'round sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize."
Ramble On// "And now's the time, the time is now
To sing my song. I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl."
Good Times, Bad Times// "You can feel the beat within my heart. Realize, sweet babe, we ain't ever gonna part."
Communication Breakdown// "I don't know what it is that I like about you, but I like it a lot. Won't let me hold you, Let me feel your lovin' charms."
Since I Been Loving You// "Since I've Been Loving You, I'm about to lose my worried mind. Watch out!"
I Can't Quit You Baby// "Oh, you know I love you baby. My love for you I could never hide."
Kashmir// "I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been. To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen."
Stairway To Heaven// "In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking."
I promised the lovely official-sokka this drawing an eon ago, and here it finally is!!! The beautiful Gaang celebrating Katara and Aang’s wedding. I picture it being one giant festival with lots of food, dancing, laughter, and Sokka crying the entire way through. Love it.
Hogwarts AU! While drawing this I realized I really need this in my life. If anyone knows/ has written a fanfic please tell me so I can read it!
I think that Roy would be a Slytherin and Riza would be a Hufflepuff, but I’d like to know more people’s opinions as well so feel free to rant about this with me I love talking about FMA and Harry Potter <333
Tanaka is always trying to help others and make others believe in themselves! His energy and his passion might come across as overwhelming but it’s usually cause he cares so much! I’m so happy to see Tanaka touched on a bit more in the newest chapter, cause honestly I never understood why he doesn’t get all the honeys!
(BTW I feel you gurl, I am decently tall and it can be a pain sometimes but give it your all and be an awesome vball player! Ryuunosuke and I will be cheering!)
THERE’S LOTS OF THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT RYUU, SO EVERYONE PLS APPRECIATE HIM OK BYE
This isn't really an ask, I just wanted to tell you thank you. I've been going through some hard times (suicidal thoughts, anxiety, ect). I stress a lot about college even though im only 13. I want to be an animator but im terrified I'll disapoint my mom and step-dad. Today I got your notification for your recent post. Seeing that funny drawing of your cyborg character jugging that juice made me really happy and cheered me up a lot. Looking at your art always makes me want to keep going. :)
Dearest anon, I understand what its like to have those kind of thoughts and feelings. It means the world to me that my stuff can cheer you up! When I was 13 I was incredibly new to drawing and I had a wolf oc that had fire powers. I never would have dreamed of being able to draw some of the things I can now. If you are truly passionate about drawing and animation and have the drive to practice you will succeed! I have faith in you!
Harry Potter gave a strident defense of Snape during the Death Eater Trials, which included a heated vindication of his skills as a wizard to the effect that Snape had been inventing his own spells and potions since he was in school
(see “Chosen: The Truth About Harry Potter”, chapter 19 for more information). We have been unable to find any corroborating evidence to support this claim; nearly every person who ever knew Severus Snape is now either dead or refuses to speak of him. The potions textbook Potter cited during his virulent tirade was, most conveniently, lost during the destruction of Hogwarts castle on 2 May, 1998.
-Rita Skeeter, “Snape: Scoundrel or Saint?” The Daily Prophet Press, 1999
yes haha i've been here for a little over a month, but i stopped posting here for weeks because i felt too shy :') but i got a lot of encouragement and read a lot about how to take nice pictures fot studyblr/gram sooo here i am!!! i am really happy i'm going well so far! and yes lol i feel shy to tag people so i only tag a few. can you tell me other people you tag too?
Oh, hey look, my little Windows Sticky Note finally came into use. I’ve been keeping track of all the blogs I follow and their tracked tags. Hang in there because this is going to be a super long post. These are all in alphabetical order by URLs, with my most used tags in bold and tags for my favorite blogs italicized. If anyone who sees this wants to add or correct a tag, feel free to message me.
Let me tell you about Cas who was vicious and cold, and cruel and wickedly smart and inhuman in his lack of feeling.
And let me tell you about how he fell in love with Dean who was passionate and angry and just as smart and leapt before he thought, and was so painfully human and felt everything.
And how Cas opened himself up to Dean, to him alone and let himself be vulnerable to him only. How he gave him his body, never meaning to give him his heart but Dean took him and changed him with each act of love, each act of emotion and feeling, until Castiel wasn’t cold or cruel or inhuman any more.
Hi Internet Dad, feel free not to answer if this ask is too depressing, but I've got an existential melon-scratcher for you: with all the Awful Things going on in the world (and the US specifically), do you have any advice on how to keep from becoming hopeless? Because I've been struggling a lot with how to even go about my day-to-day when all I can think about are the horrors that I see in the news. I'm desperately trying to believe that things will get better, but it's hard to believe. Help?
I think this is easier for some people than for others. Compartmentalization can be learned, but some people also do it very naturally while others don’t. So it’s tough to offer advice on how to separate the personal life you have to live from your membership in a society that feels like it’s crumbling around us.
I was re-reading an old post I made recently which I think relates to this. I have a really tough time with sadness. Some people, most people, can process sadness and rebound – listen to a sad song and then be fine, watch a tragic movie and come out okay, have a good cry and feel cleansed – but often I have only two levels, “not sad” and “nothing but sad”. So I don’t read books or watch movies where the main character dies, I don’t read fic tagged “unhappy ending” or “major character death”, I don’t watch sad real life stories (much; depends on how well I feel like I can cope with it on any given day). Because unlike most people, it will still be affecting me days later, and that makes it tough to function.
There are a lot of coping mechanisms for the terrible news in the world around us. The one I favor is not watching the news. What news I get, I read, rather than watch, because I can control my consumption, I can stop and do something else for a little while, and I can look up counterpoints while I’m still on the original article. I have a deal with my parents that they, news junkies, don’t get to watch certain news stories while I’m home – if Trump is on the TV, for example, the deal is we mute it, and I tolerate the rest of the news that they’re constantly watching.
You can also look up inspirational stories, I’m pretty sure there are websites dedicated to happy news like people rescuing babies from riptides and such. Or you can resolve that every time you feel like you’re drowning in the horror, you do one thing to help fix the world, like calling your senator or scheduling to go to a protest or giving a dollar to a charity, and then you’re allowed to go back to your actual life.
Also, and I want you to really listen to this: “it’s hard to believe things will get better” is a huge flag to me because it’s something people with depression say A LOT. The struggle you’re dealing with doesn’t have to apply to you personally for it to be a personal problem. If you are having trouble functioning in your personal life because of the outside world, that can still be depression. So you should consider this, do a little self-examination, and maybe speak to a doctor or a therapist about how you’re feeling. They can help you sort out whether this is just “maybe I’m watching too much news” or whether you have a chemical imbalance going on in your brain.
It is a tough time we live in. So you are certainly not alone in struggling with this. But if you’re struggling this much, I hope you can find some ways to climb out of that a little, because I think the world is still worth hoping for.
My uncle got me a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble for Christmas, so I stopped by the store today after visiting my dad in the hospital. Apparently they’re expensive, and I can buy any of the books I wanted off of Amazon for cheaper. But the Marvel comics were buy 2 get 1 free, so I figured it was a good time to start reading comics.
I got SpiderGwen because I’ve been wanting to see what that’s like ever since I noticed her popping up on Tumblr. Then I got some Spider-Man/Deadpool comics because I love spideypool. And they had the Spider-Man figurine that I’ve been eyeing on Hot Topic’s website! It felt like fate, so of course I got that too.
I spent the whole gift card, but it was totally worth it :D