what do you think of the cover of Girls Made of Snow and Glass? bc i think it's pretty boring but people keep saying it's rly good? idk it doesn't even look YA to me. do you think there's something special here that i'm just not seeing?
ok i am not unbaised because Melissa Bashardoust is a lowkey internet buddy of mine (and also i’m INSANELY EXCITED TO READ IT AHHHHHHHHH) but I really like it. I was surprised by how starkly minimal it is when they first released it, and yes, the result is that it doesn’t look YA, but as a book with major crossover appeal (and also with the job of visually differentiating itself from the eight billion other YA fairytale retellings) I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Age bracket-signaling aside, though, GMSG is a masterclass in relatively minimalist cover design. Designing minimally is harder than designing something more complicated, because you have to be in complete command of every single detail and this just! nails it! the typography is super simple but everything is perfect; the spacing, balance, hierarchy, the slight interest you get from “of” and “and” being in italics, the type pairing with the sans-serif author name. There’s no unnecessary textures or effects to bog it down; the designer knew what they were doing and were confident that that was enough, and that confidence and skill comes though. (it also comes through in the fact that there’s not a drop shadow on “snow and glass”– a lesser designer/ anyone who works at harpercollins might have been temped to put one to help it stand out from the icicles, but we don’t need it.) The imagery of the icicles provides organic detail in contrast to the simple letterforms (and is placed a lot less randomly than it looks; tangents are being very carefully avoided) and that combined with the stark black and white makes the mood of the cover bleak and cold without, as we have discussed before re: the covers of Wintersong and Stealing Snow, stamping snowflakes and sparkles on everything. I have it on good authority that this is appropriate re: the book’s contents.
So yeah, i mean, if you think it’s boring, liking minimal design is a matter of personal taste, but I think it’s pretty close to flawless on a technical level. And it may not be a very YA cover, but I’m all for variation in the market + increased ability for booksellers to handsell to adults.
I got this (stupid) idea some time ago. I started with this last week, not long before the season 2 finale but I couldn’t make myself finish it after seeing that episode. So yeah, this is the kind of things I do when I’m bored.
Ok but esc just started and I already see people all around Tumblr saying that Ukraine is the worst host country. Can someone explain why? What did we do wrong? I'm so tired of my country being considered the worst at everything and sometimes it's not even fair. Idk it just makes me so sad. Why people are so bitter? I almost want to cry, bc things like this make me even sometimes being ashamed of being Ukrainian, bc people think that my country is the worst, is boring, is stupid...
Please don’t be ashamed of being Ukranian. Last year ORF was also criticized and it’s just because Sweden always leave the level very high. And in tv people tend to see the errors very easily when 70% of the time everything is running smoothky :)
Quick doodles of these guys before i go to bed.
I’m thinking about using the Plush looking bendy and the girl bendy later? I like those two the most out of these.. though on of the reasons I like drawing bendy is how quick and fun it is to draw him, but these guys are a little more complex. I don’t know if I’m going to keep drawing any of them or give them names? If I do I’m to tired at the moment to think of any names so the names might come later..? Idk. What do you guys think? Do you guys like them? Do you think I should do something with them? Should I just keep them as one of those things I draw when I’m bored? I don’t know.. I’ve never really shown my(very few) Oc’s to lots of people like this, especially ones still in development.. like this…
But what we should do is when they sing Good Girls, instead of saying "She's a good girl, She's daddy's favorite" we should say "She's a good girl, She's Ashton's favorite". I don't know if this was already said or thought of but idk I think this needs to be done more. :)
What do you want to be when you grow up? - I always wanted to be a politician but lately, I’m very upset and disappointed with politics and the world in general so, idk really. But not a mom. Definitely not a mom.
Any favorite book recommendations? - Idk, anything from Jane Austin, George Orwell and/or Agatha Christie bc they’re ma favess. Isabel Allende y Mario Benedetti en español.
Who is your favorite Disney character? - Rafiki from the Lion King.
Favorite villain? - From Disney? Scar. The Lion King is the best movie ever lol
Least favorite fictional character? -The snowman from Frozen. I hate that little shit.
What superpower would you wish for if given a chance to choose?Teletrasportation.
Favorite family member?
Do you give second chances?
Is there someone you miss right now?
-Friends I’ve lost
Where have you always dreamed of going?
-Spain and UK
Do you plan on having kids? If so, how many?
- I don’t want to have kids but if I ever met Tom Holland and we fell in love, I’m sure we’d have four kids, three girls and a boy. I’d name the boy Mattew 😂
How many cities/countries have you visited?
Do you think there’s gonna be a WW3?
Favourite period in history?
Which is your favourite physical feature? -in yourself-
Which is your favourite physical feature? -in others-
Okay we don't usually get along really well to be honest. You just sometimes say things that hurt me and you don't even say you are sorry. Not sure if you notice tho and yeah I am kinda sensitive to things others say c; but you are also so childish which is kinda cute! If you really get to know them they are really great and loyal friends.
Okay too precious for this world. Everything you do is so much art. We get along well but they can be so stubborn from time to time. Still cute and lovable. Can I just hug you all! Also loyal and make the greatest friends!
Okay your sarcasm level it's over 9000! You are realists and your humor is on the other level! It's not easy to get along with them but when you do they are just the best thing that can happen to you! You are just fun to be around and I feel that you aren't as two faced that people say! Geminis I know are just so perf and cute and amazing!
Okay you are my long lost brothers and sisters! I feel like we all have this really deep connection and that we just naturally get along with each other. Of course we are all little moody from time to time but we all get it and accept the fact in each other. All too precious to this world and omg.
So. Amazing. Omg. You are so nice and cute and funny and just adorable! I think we get along better than what people first think when they think cancers and leos. You have the funniest jokes and are loyal af. You can always trust that they are there for you! Your confidence is stunning and when you hang out with them you just notice that even you start to act more confident. Also their smile and them like overall are like sun and they are just shining brightly!
We have this kind of understanding with each others. We feel like we are on the same page and all those deep conversations are something that I value so much. Sometimes you make fun of me how messy I am but it's okay! Still so freaking cute and adorable. I also admire how you actually can keep things in order like that's something I really just can't do!
Okay you are so nice and cute and we get along so well most of the time. Sometimes you get annoyed how clingy I am but you still bear with me and let me be my annoying self. You accept me how I am and omg. Most of you are so balanced with yourselves that I am jealous for that. So important and cute and cute and did I already say cute.
Okay why every scorpio that I have met are either hot or hot. Like is that common thing with you guys. You are all so deep stuff person but also you work hard to get what you want and when you get it, you won't let go. You are all so nice and idk just attractive persons, persons who I like to hang out with. Can I just marry you all? Oh wait that was not a question c;;
Okay most of you are so open with other people that it hurts! You have maybe the best jokes ever and you really should think about going to comedy career! It's always fun to be around you and we never get bored when we hang out. You always want to do these extreme things what is the best! Like I said I'm never getting bored with you! c;;
Okay I haven't met many of you but you all seem to be so calm but so cute all at the same time! You set yourselves high goals and you work hardly towards them! Idk what else to say when I know so little but you are all cute c;
So freaking funny and lively! You are loud and you talk so much! It's so fun to be around you, there will be no quiet moment with you! You have really fun ideas ! You are all so adorable and funny. I get along with you quite well and I feel that we have been friends for so long even tho we haven't.
Okay I either love you or then we don't really get along with each other. You are still are so cute and like everything you do (just like taurus') is really art! XD You really don't act like your age, it can go either way. Most of the time we get along with so well and you are so funny and you understand my point of view! So so so cute c;;
i think so??? it’s weird though bc when i was younger and i thought about what 21 was supposed to look and feel like it absolutely was not this. i thought i’d have my life together by now and drive a honda civic or something idk
6. If you traveled, where did you go?
i didn’t go anywhere this year! i’m not a huge fan of traveling anyway so that’s alright with me
19. What was one nice thing you did for yourself?
as sad as it sounds i don’t think i really did anything Nice for myself this year bc this year was a lot of putting my nose to the grindstone and just trying to breathe through anxiety. last weekend i did turn my phone off and i stayed off of my computer the whole time too and i realized that i don’t pay attention to what i want or need which was sorta revelatory. i spent the weekend doing whatever i wanted whenever i wanted and tried not to worry about what other people were doing or what i was supposed to be doing and i wasn’t as anxious or depressed as i usually am and i think it’s bc i actually listened to myself? gave myself like just a little bit of attention? so maybe a nice thing i did for myself is realizing i’m not very nice to myself 99.9% of the time and that i maybe shouldn’t constantly distract myself from every thought i have because not all of them are bad and some of them are “put on warm socks” “time to shower” nice things
48. If you could go on an adventure during the remaining days of the year, where would you go and what would you do? Who would you go this?
i think i’d take my sisters to nyc and just do whatever it is they wanna do bc they’ve never traveled or even been on a plane and i miss new york a lot!! although i’d also enjoy going on my own so i could do whatever i wanted to do without wondering if everyone else was having fun too but idk. i’d mostly like to just go back to bed and read