iconic maps


My favorite AU is back on my dash and I was inspired, so here’s an Altean!Lance and Galra!Keith icon, and both combined as a header. Please like/reblog if you’re going to use them, credit not needed but appreciated

anonymous asked:

Can you tell me why the dagger is so important?

Hi, of course I can! And, I’ll try my best to keep it short..

So you know how Harry and Louis have a lot of tattoos between them, and some of them seem connected to each other, right? Complimentary tattoos, or couples tattoos if you will.

They have for instance the ship & compass, the anchor & rope, the heart & arrow to mention a few. Those tattoos are not matching or similar. They are coordinated and doesn’t really work without the other:

The anchor and rope is usually combined in one tattoo, on the same person, as is the heart and arrow:

So naturally this makes you wonder why these two boys seem to separate the classical nautical tattoos into two and only when combined with the part inked on their other bandmates body, the tattoos are complete…

(There are also a lot of theories about the placements of these tattoos, but I won’t get into that now, ok?)

And, fun fact: In October 2012 posted this picture on Instagram. You might say this is what started his little obsession..

So about the Rose and dagger:

In September 2013 the boys were on a two week break from the Take me Home tour. Harry was in LA and was spotted in fan pics with a brand new tattoo. A rose, placed on his left arm, beneath the ship. 

So the fandom started speculating of course, well aware of the nautical theme both Harry and Louis seem to like, about what Louis might get to match the rose tattoo. The combination “Rose & dagger” seemed very common. A tattoo where the rose is pierced by a dagger: 

There are of course different interpretations of this particular tattoo, but I find this one interesting (and very painful…):

“The dagger tattoos containing the flowers could mean that reality is harsher than the words and life is not easy.  The tattoo may also work as a motivation, reminding you of the hardships that you need to endure in order to get success. You need to tolerate the wounds caused by a dagger to find a life full of colorful flowers”.


So it became almost like a “catchphrase” in the fandom, like “Louis will get a dagger - you just wait and see, lol”. It wasn’t really a question of IF, more of WHEN he would get it. 

And, BAM!!! On November 26 last year (2014), while the boys were on tour in Australia, Sydney to be more specific, this pictured was posted showing Louis and Zayn at Bondi Ink tattoo parlor getting fresh ink:

Look at Louis’ arm: HE GOT THE DAGGER - HE GOT THE BLOODY DAGGER!! The tattoo the fandom has been talking about, dreaming about and speculation about for more than a year!! He got it!!!

I am NOT saying he did it because of the speculations. He did it in spite of the speculations. There is a huge difference! 

These boys know what we are talking about, and they know we know… 
I am not saying this is “evidence” of their relationship, but I am saying it is another important incident to put in the ever growing pile of “coincidences” between Harry and Louis. 

And look at that smirk…. ;)  

And this is why the expression “He got the dagger” is so widely known and so important to us. 

Seems mr Tomlinson is rather fond of it too…..

 I hope this was helpful! Sorry if I got a bit carried away…

Thank you for asking and come back any time! xx


Well, here’s another one from the sudden burst of inspiration thats now…a something. I don’t know what it is and I’m scared to go into r/tf2 to see what its mutated into, but here it is. ctf_2fort, possibly the most iconic map in TF2′s inventory (despite how crappy it is).  

made in magicavoxel

oh yeah, I’m probably not going to upload a new one tomorrow. these take ungodly amounts of time (this one took circa 12 hours) and I still have things to do.


Wip - Soon to be …..

Town Hall, Police station and Military place combo. I changed the script of the doors to Jynx’s RH doors. The pie menu shows up like it should for each so maybe they will function. Each RH has it’s own door. I know there is a combo RH but I thought with routing it would be better to separate it. I have the doors so why not use them. Haven’t tested it yet. I did notice I wasn’t getting the icons in Map View so we’ll see. It’s late so I’ll do more tomorrow. 

Recolored wolves to match the wolf pelts

Thanks to @anthelion-fr​ for the Gradient Map Tutorial

Individual icons below:

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Sabrina’s Icon Tutorial

So you wanna learn how to make simple icons, and make them fast? This is the post FOR YOU. I constantly brag about my 1,500 icons for each of my muses, all simply edited and edited fast with minimal effort on my end.
(Note, this tutorial ISN’T how I edit my icons, but how I make editing them easier on myself.)

For this tutorial, you will need:
Photoshop! I use CS6 and while these features might be in earlier versions, I suggest getting CS6 to make things easier on yourself!
Icons to edit! Make sure you’re allowed to edit your icons if you download them from someone else’s icon set. 

If you are cropping your icons yourself, try to save the image with the artist’s URL- that way, you can credit the artist if someone asks for it, and you can delete the icon if the artist comes and asks you not to use their art.
If you didn’t crop your icons yourself, don’t worry about it, but please remember to be respectful if an artist approaches you and asks you to stop using a certain icon that uses their art! If they say to stop, stop using the icon and delete it like they asked you to.

That said, let’s get right into this! If a part has confused you, please don’t be afraid to head to my inbox and ask me for clarification!
Also note that this is MY METHOD of making icons- there is no Right or Wrong way to make icons. This is simply how I do them, and how I edit 1,500+ icons in a matter of 10 minutes.

Image-Heavy tutorial below the cut!

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Sharing the little map icons I got to do for Nightschool Studio’s Oxenfree :) they were so fun!

And if you hadn’t heard yet 👉 Oxenfree is officially available now on Steam, Xbox One, and PC! You can go to nightschoolstudio.com for more info or check out @nightschoolers on Twitter! 👐

I feel so happy and lucky to have been able to help out such an amazing team on an amazing game. Thank you @heathersketcheroos + Nightschool!

For those of you that have played, who’s your favorite character? 😊 I love them all but I think mine is Jonas 😽😽😽