is it alright if i use 2 colors or should i use

anonymous asked:

do you have an idea of a checklist for learning how to create digital art? like i know practice is essential, but i don't really know where to start or where to go from there. thanks so much xox

I think I can toss some stuff out here that might be of use.  Assuming an artist learning digital art starts from the beginning–owning a tablet & drawing program but not knowing how to use them–here’s an inconveniently long list of stuff that could help them.

TL;DR: 1, mess around till you’re used to drawing digitally. 2, study and create ad infinitum. 3, a bunch of tips that are pretty hard to TLDR so you should probably just go over em.  Step 2 is basically what you asked me NOT to tell you (“practice”!), but unfortunately it’s all I know how to do :,(

1) If you own a tablet that you plug into your computer (i.e., you don’t draw directly on the screen), feel free to spend a few weeks or even a month+ just getting used to it.  When you first start out, it’s really freaky drawing in one place and seeing things appear somewhere else, but trust me in that you won’t even notice the disconnect after a few months of consistent digital drawing.  I’ve been painting digitally for about 2 years now, and it’s actually slightly easier for me to draw digitally than traditionally.  [If you have a cintiq, or you use an iPad with Procreate, or something similar, then you probably don’t have to spend as much time in step 1.]

Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how good you were with traditional drawing when you start digital; the mental disconnect you have will make it very difficult to think about proportions, values, edges, colors, etc.  You’ll probably notice yourself making mistakes that you wouldn’t normally make on paper.  Don’t worry about them, just keep drawing as you usually would.  Digital you will catch up to traditional you in time.  

For now, get used to blending colors, drawing somewhat steady lines that go in the correct direction, and fooling around with brushes and brush settings.  If you come across a brush that you like (easy to work with + pleasing results), it may help to stick with it as you continue to learn.  Digital doodles and sketches are good for this stage; though try to keep doing traditional work so your base art skills don’t atrophy.  

If you’re just starting out with Photoshop or Sai or Krita or whatever software you’re using, you’re gonna be intimidated by all the funky buttons and settings that you first see.  If it makes you feel any better, I use maybe 0.1% of the tools that Photoshop offers me.  When you start, all you need to worry about is the brush tool and control-z, maybe the eraser too.

2) Do studies as well as pieces from imagination.  You can move into step 2 as early as you please; you don’t have to wait until you think you’ve become “skillful” at digital drawing (in fact, this step is what will probably help you become the most comfortable with digital).  It’s alright if your colors are icky looking and your values are off (tip, occasionally turn the saturation of your drawing to 0 to check the values), because as long as you keep studying reality and appealing art & continually learn from your mistakes, you’ll get better. 

Always remember to study or at least appreciate the qualities of art you enjoy.  It’s the same thing that people always tell writers–you have to read a lot to write well.  You probably shouldn’t shield yourself from the influence of other artists; while you may think that this action would help you develop artistically in the manner most true to yourself, in reality the vast majority of the process of learning art will be honing in on what you find visually pleasant so that you may, in turn, express your artistic taste in your work.  If you look at other people’s art, you can pick out tiny aspects of it that you like and incorporate that into your style.  It’s a bit trickier to build a style without the “help” of other artists, though you can always turn to nature for help. On that note, I also recommend referencing nature as much as you can, because we as human beings are sort of wired to find natural designs, colors, and structures beautiful.  Look at nature for the universally beautiful, and look at art for the subjectively beautiful (i.e., enjoyed uniquely by you).

If you find yourself getting burnt out pretty quickly, then just paint/draw simple and small things for period of half an hour to 1 ½ hours a day (and switch back to traditional).  You can spend this time mapping out proportions, creating thumbnails of values/colors, drawing linework, or whatever.  Add complexity to your pieces as the months go by, and if you already have a decent foundation in drawing aim to create somewhat finished pieces after maybe four months to a year.  Please note that the second part of that sentence was something I completely made up out of my head, because I’m trying to quantify pretty unquantifiable concepts such as a “decent foundation in drawing” and a “somewhat finished” piece of art.  If you find it unrealistic, or just too easy of a goal, disregard it entirely.  It can take you half a decade to learn to make finished digital art, or you can get it down in a couple months.

3) Fun fact, there’s not really a step 3 as you stay in 2 forever, always studying and creating.  But there’s a few other things about digital art that you ought to know, so here they are:

• If your computer doesn’t make a fuss about it, I’d recommend working on a decently large canvas (at least 3000 by 3000; I personally prefer 6000 by 6000). You’ll get less defined edges and colors if you go below 1000 by 1000, from my experience.

• If you have a tablet with pressure sensitivity (you probably should otherwise digital painting is kinda hellish), go to your brush settings and set ‘transfer’ to ‘pen pressure.’  This is what makes it possible to blend.  

• If you’re having trouble matching colors while studying, you can always color pick the ref (in photoshop: bring the pic into PS and use the eye dropper tool) and compare its colors to your colors.  Some people add too much red to their skin tones, some people draw their highlights with overly desaturated colors, some people make trees and grass in their landscapes too green; whatever the case, take note of and correct errors that you consistently make.  

• Get used to using the transform/warp/liquify tools (liquify is technically a filter but you get what I mean).  They’re lifesavers for fixing proportion mistakes that you’ve only noticed 8 hours into a piece. 

• Give layers a shot.  I only work on one layer, but I’ve heard from people who divide their piece up into multiple layers that they’re damn useful (until you draw on the wrong one). 

• Flip your canvas horizontally every once in a while to make sure stuff hasn’t gone awry. 

• Screw around with color modes; they can do some really fancy things that are difficult to duplicate with normal digital painting, let alone traditional.  On the topic of colors, don’t be afraid to use somewhat desaturated colors (near the center of the color picker square in PS). There are some very aesthetically pleasing color combinations that you can make out of somewhat dulled colors.

• If you’re using PS, bind ‘step backward’ to control Z, not ‘undo.’  This is under keyboard shortcuts.  Set up a bunch of shortcuts that are the most convenient for you–personally, I only keep my left hand near the lower left region of my keyboard (my right hand is away from the keyboard and off to the right, drawing on the tablet), so I have all of my necessary shortcuts in that area.

This was a bit longer than I expected, but I figure that someone out there can get something out of it.  Cheers to you, if you do.


YOI Future!Verse ABO AU - 4 Koma

Baby Bump

Yuuri is used to gaining weight. He’s not so familiar with pregnancy.

well, y’all asked for it! :P

*If the comics are hard to read, tap on the image first to bring it up in the Tumblr viewer, THEN right click view image for the unaltered slightly higher resolution.


IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS AU: It’s a Yuri!!! on Ice AU, Yuuri-centric with end-game polyamory in an ABO setting, Yuuri gets married to four mates (Victor, Yurio, Phichit, Minami) and they have OC kids.

BASICS and timeline of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

A SUPER DETAILED world-building headcanons post on ABO+ in this AU

OTHER POSTS (comics + illustrations) in the Future!Verse ABO section of my YOI Masterpost.


Please keep ship bashing out of the comments/tags. Don’t like, just skip <3 Thank you.


PLEASE DO NOT REPOST, EDIT, TRANSLATE, OR OTHERWISE USE MY ART. More detailed rules available on my Rules & FAQ Post.

queen-padme  asked:

Hi! I'm sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you've ever done an icon tutorial? Your icons are really the most beautiful I've seen, and I'd love to know your secrets 😊. But if you aren't interested in posting them I totally understand. I hope you're having a great day!!


Hey sorry this took so long to get around to but I finally felt inspired to make this. A couple things first. I want to give a special shout out to argetnallison cuz I learned how to make icons from her tutorials here. I picked up a few tips and tricks that aren’t included in other tutorials so we’re gonna call this an extended icon tutorial. I’ve also been told I explain things well but if there’s anything from this that needs clearing up later just send me a message and i will be happy to help guide you through it. This Is my first time making a tutorial so bare with me if I ramble. 

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Unrequited (Peter Parker x Reader)

a/n: Okay, I’m not new to writing or anything but this IS my first post on this brand spanking new account! I hope you guys like it!

warning: lots of angst and all that

summary: reader pines after Peter, who doesn’t realize it as he’s infatuated with Liz

I can’t say my heart didn’t break a little more each and every time I caught Peter staring at or blushing over Liz Allen. She was so freaking gorgeous, and in all honesty perfect in every single way, except for her personality maybe. Even though Peter and I had been the best of friends for years, I could never compare to how much love and adoration he had for the girl, and it broke me every single day.

I sighed heavily, trying to shake the depressing thoughts from my mind as I continued walking to school. I don’t know how it happened and I wish it never had, but one day I just woke up and saw Peter in a whole new way. He had just come over to my apartment for our weekly movie night, which had been our tradition since we were little kids.

I heard a knock sound from the front door, signaling that my best friend was probably waiting on the other side.

“Come in Peter! The doors open!” I shook my head, since he should already know that after coming to my house countless of times.

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“Set the Record Straight” LGBT Screenplay available for download

Alright everyone, it’s here! 1,200 people expressed interest in this screenplay and I’ll tag all of you below the cut. If you end up downloading this story, please, please, please leave a review! I have 2 more feature-length LGBT scripts I want to publish and your feedback and support is invaluable in this process.

I wrote this script in September of 2016 but decided to publish it after the Harvey Weinstein scandal came to light. The story focuses on the manipulation by a male-dominated Hollywood and how women are mere pawns in the industry. 

You don’t need a Kindle to read this story – it will work on any device you have as long as you use the Amazon app.

On another note, I made this story with BBC Sherlock’s format in mind. Hidden inside “Set the Record Straight” are 15 pieces of deliberate subtext/symbolism. They deal with LGBT history, feminism, and sexuality. If you enjoy TJLC in the Sherlock fandom OR if you enjoyed the dissection of texts in your literature classes, then this game is made for you. Throughout the month of November I will moderate my version of the Sherlockian Game, which I have dubbed “Ravenna’s Game”. Tweet me using #ravennasgame with each piece of symbolism you find – each tweet will stand for one of the fifteen. This is how a tweet should look:  

Now, obviously, I haven’t used Moffat’s code from Sherlock – the tweet here is just an example.

If you can tweet me at all 15 pieces of subtext/symbolism in the month of November, I will enter you in a drawing for Amazon gift cards. The more people who play, the more gift cards I can award!

My goal is 300 reviews on Amazon. Think you can help this LGBT script out-rank all those smut Omegaverse fics in the Amazon store?? Reblog to spread the word! I look forward to hearing from you!

The game is on!

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The Labyrinth Chapter 39

Originally posted by bts-we-are-bulletproof

Genre: Gang AU/ High School AU

Pairing: Reader/Jimin ft. all the members

Length: 9.0k

Summary: Looking back on your past, your life has never been anything out of the ordinary. Although your parents had left you on one mysterious night, leaving you little to no explanations, you live out the rest of your years residing in a new town under the custody of your aunt. That is, until you return to your hometown to investigate the whereabouts of your parents during your senior year in high school. It was that fateful decision that led you to find a boy collapsed on your front porch one night, wounds gaping and life fading when your entire life is spun out of control. Somehow being dragged into a life of crimes in the underground business of his, you discover the twisted secrets hidden behind the world you thought you had known all along. 

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Moving Day (Tom x Reader HC)

Originally posted by tomhollandisdaddy

Summary: Finally you and your longtime boyfriend Tom are moving in together and here’s every step of the process.

Author’s Note: Hey guys, here’s my second completed request (I know I’m getting request, I’m shook). And it was fun to do. I love the idea of moving in with Tom ughhhh I need this to happen in my life.

Requested: “How about you do a reader x tom moving in together? Like the whole process? How it was brought up, apartment shopping, furniture shopping, and the actual moving, etc. I think that would be pretty cute!”


Wordcount: 2029

Warnings: Fluff, sexual things, swearing (probably)

Taglist: @tbholland @stephie-senpai @cersei-lannister @i-love-superhero @chinalois @behxndthemask

The Question:

  • After dating Tom for 4 years, your lovely boyfriend decided now was appropriate to ask the move in question.
  • Both of you had sleepovers at each others place all the time but he wanted to make things official, now that you completed your desired degrees he wanted to make sure his girl was with him at all times.
  • You and Tom would be out for brunch one Sunday morning.
    • The restaurant sat you in a private corner so no one could fawn over Tom.
    • Your eyes would skim over the menu while Tom’s eyes stayed focused on you. 
      • “Something wrong babe?”
      • “What? No, why would you think that?”
      • “As much as I love your beautiful brown eyes, they haven’t glanced away from me for the past 10 minutes.”
      • “Just drinking in your beauty.”
      • “Thank you, poet laureate. Seriously tell me what’s up?”
    • Tom couldn’t help the nerves he was feeling but he finally decided to spill. 
      • “I want us to move in together…because I love you.”
    • For a moment you would sit there quietly in shock, which would make Tom think you were mad at the suggestion.
    • Suddenly, your arms would reach out around him across the table, pulling him into a hug.
    • The squeal that escaped your lips caused some attention but Tom didn’t really care.
    • He chuckled, pulling you into a kiss
      • “I’ll take that as a yes angel pie.”
  • For the rest of brunch, you couldn’t help but start rambling off ideas.
    • “Apartments are great or we could get a house! ooh what if we got a houseboat so we could travel. Speaking of boats we could move somewhere close to the water and have a boat, not that I know how to drive one but still it could be cool. Where are you thinking about staying? I know London’s home but I also know you love New York and then L.A. is good for business. How are we ever going to decide? I need to start searching for a job and oh my God there’s just so much to do.”
    • “Love, I just asked you two seconds ago.”
    • “Moving is a big deal, Tommy!”

The Hunt:

  • The two of you would decide on a place in NYC.
    • Tom said in interviews he prefers New York over Los Angeles
    • Since he normally filmed in North America New York was just an easy flight for him to take.
    • It was also an area of opportunity for you to build your career
  • You settled on wanting a townhome.
    • Apartment’s just seemed unsafe, you worried about random fans finding your complex and hounding you.
  • While you had a budget it was pretty flexible because Tom wanted you to be happy.
    • Those Sony paychecks were really coming through
  • Even though you knew you could have whatever place you desired you tried to keep things under budget, not wanting to feel like you’re taking advantage of him.
  • The first place you saw was…old and not in a cute vintage way.
  • The second place was unbearably small
    • While you loved Tom you didn’t want to be that close to him.
  • There was about a month of unsuccessful house hunting until you found the place. Your home.
    • Tom had to leave 2 weeks prior to filming in Montreal, leaving you to do the house hunting by yourself which was daunting, to say the least.
    • He trusted you and said you had final say on wherever your new home would be. 
    • You had lost hope in finding anywhere, so you weren’t exactly enthused to go on this trip with your perky realtor. 
    • “I think this is the one.”
    • “You’ve said that three times.”
    • “No, but this time I’ve found the perfect place. It screams you and Tom.”
    • The home’s location was in Greenwich Village.
    • You couldn’t help but smile at the charming brick exterior with green plant life on the windowsill and around the front entrance.
    • Like most townhomes in the city, it was built higher than wider.
    • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a spare room that the current owners use as an office.
    • There was also a gorgeous balcony with a stunning outlook of the city skyline. 
    • “Do you love it or do you love it?” Your realtor asked. 
    • “It’s stunning, in a nice area. We can take Tessa for walks. Now, what’s the price?”
    • Your heart stopped hearing the price tag
    • It should be illegal to have so many zeros in anything being sold.
    • You started second guessing yourself thinking the price was just way too outrageous. 
    • “Maybe this isn’t the right place we can’t afford this.”
    • Your realtor took it into her own hands to make a quick call to Tom, begging him to talk some sense into you.
    • A few minutes later you received a Facetime call from your darling boyfriend.
      • “Aren’t you supposed to be working?”
      • “Hello to you too darling. Just checking to see how you’re feeling about the house.”
      • “It’s…alright.”
      • Tom quirked his fluffy eyebrow, seeing right through your lie. 
      • “A little birdy told me you love this place.”
      • Your realtor quickly dipped out of the room.
      • “It’s nice but expensive, we’ll find somewhere better.”
      • “Baby-y-y-y, don’t worry about the money.” 
      • “Tom, I don’t want to feel like I’m using you.”
      • “You’re not using me, just sign off on the place. Think about how happy we’ll be. She even said there’s room for Tess and we’re close to a cafe where we can have our infamous brunch sessions. If you don’t say yes, then I’ll go ahead and get it anyways.”
    • And with that, the two of you were now homeowners of a 4 story townhouse in Manhattan. 

The Decorating:

  • You and Tom were pretty hopeless on actually furnishing the house.
  • Both of you always had furniture that was picked out by your parents or came included with the apartments you stayed in.
  • Now you both had to start from scratch and it was terrifying.
  • Every weekend Tom flew down from Montreal, to go furniture shopping with you. 
  • “Do we like espresso wood?”
  • “Can we turn the espresso into a latte?”
  • “No my caffeinated King.”
  • Tom would insist on tons of mirrors around the house
    • “Sometimes I wonder how I can stand your vain ass.”
    • “Mmm, true but I like being able to watch myself when I make you scream.”
    • Suddenly, you would be on board with this mirror idea.
  • The general style you decided to go with was chic and home-like.
  • You both weren’t really into the sleek minimalist style, instead preferring a comforting touch.
  • The color scheme you chose were calming earth tones. 
    • Off-whites, muted reds, natural greens, soft blues and warm browns.

The Move:

  • Moving day felt like a chaotic dream.
  • You arrived at your empty home at 5 am, cleaning up the floors and preparing for all the moving trucks. 
  • Tom arrived with your crew of movers, aka Harrison and the twins.
    • They were late but honestly, you couldn’t expect much more from them.
      • “Hollywood made Harrison go grab him his latte so we were late,” Harry explained.
      • “Stop calling me that!”
  • They arrived with two vans packed with personal items such as clothes, dishware, electronics, etc.
  • You had staggered the furniture companies to arrive with your larger pieces throughout the day so there wouldn’t be a backup of trucks.
  • Tom and Harrison were assigned to unpacking clothes.
  • Harry and Sam began to unpack cooking/dining supplies since the kitchen didn’t have any new units coming in.
  • You were in charge of bossing everyone around and were doing a pretty good job.
  • Every once in a while Tom slipped away from his task at hand and snuck off to come to you. 
  • His large arms wrapped around your waist, pulling you into his chest as he pressed soft kisses on your shoulder blade.
    • “Tommy, please we need to stay on schedule. You and Harrison need to finish so then you can come help get the living room stuff in.”
    • “My darling, you’re so tense everything is going to work out. There’s no need to rush.”
    • “Tom, I want to sleep here tonight instead of living out of a suitcase in a hotel like I have been for the past two months.”
    • “Y/N, everything is going to be fine. We’re going to be all moved in tonight I promise. Now let me help you blow off some steam.”
    • “Not with the guys here.”
    • “C’mon.”
  • Well, you had to break in the new house sometime.
  • You and Tom snuck away to what would be your future dining room and closed the sliding door so none of the guys would be scarred for life.
  • Tom’s lips practically attacked you, feverishly kissing all over your face and neck.
  • The doorbell began ringing, but you both ignored it.
    • Harrison ended up grabbing the door to be met with movers.
      • “We’re here with the dining set for the Hollands.”
      • “Oh yeah, I’m Tom’s assistant I can show you where it needs to go.”
    • Poor Haz slides that door open and is exposed the movers to you and Tom.
    • With Tom’s hands all over you, you forgot that one of the furniture companies were coming in with your dining set.
    • You buried your head in your boyfriend’s chest in embarrassment.
    • The movers couldn’t look away, making Tom a bit pissed.
      • “Hey, need me to sign some shit. Stop looking at my girlfriend.”
      • And then he takes his sweatshirt and covers your body with it.
      • The movers cautiously came over and gave him the paperwork to sign off on.
      • “That’s enough looking, we’ll get out and you’ll bring our stuff in.”
      • With that, Tom picked you up and carried you out of the room.”
  • You were embarrassed beyond belief.
    • “I want to die-e-e-e.”
    • “Just take over closet duty love, Haz and I will handle the rest of the moving.”
  • So you switched off tasks while you let your embarrassment calm down. 
  • The rest of the day went pretty smoothly with all of your furniture arriving safely.
  • Everyone worked tirelessly attempting to dust, unpack and decorate the whole place.
  • Tom’s attention span ran out around 8 pm, tired from unpacking books and DVDs for the shelves you had in your living room/entertainment room.
  • He walked over and came to sit in your lap, as you unpacked pictures.
    • “Ow! Spiderman muscles hurt babe!”
    • “Oh stop being a baby, you sit in my lap all the time.”
    • You dramatically sprawled out on the floor pretending to be crushed by him.
    • He chuckled and laid on top of you, giving you soft kisses.
    • You gently push him off.
    • “We don’t need a repeat of earlier, back to your job Thomas.”
    • “But I’m hungry. I’m a grown man.”
    • “Fine, I’ll let you off your duties to go retrieve our dinner.”
    • He licked your cheek (knowing it drove you crazy) and got off of you.
    • “Just like a dog,” You say wiping off your slimy cheek.
    • “Nah, you just taste sweet.”
  • Tom returned 45 minutes later with two large bags full of food.
    • “I thought we were getting dinner not groceries.
    • “Um this is dinner, I need to feed my muscles.”
    • You scoff and take the bags, placing them on the table. 
    • He went to a Mediterranean place and returned with gyros, souvlaki, tabouli, and baklava.
  • You, Tom, Haz, and the twins ended up feasting in front of the TV, watching some UFC fight.
    • Tom’s arm was wrapped tightly around you, while his other focused on his food.
    • The guys yelled during the fights, and you just smiled lovingly up at Tom.
    • You could imagine doing this every weekend in your new shared home.
    • He noticed your eyes and looked down at you smiling before pulling you in for a kiss.
      • “This is our home angel.”

A Charles Xavier Soulmate AU

Pairing: Charles Xavier x reader

Summary: Everyone has a soulmate, and there is one color that they can’t see until they meet their soulmate, and that is the color of their soulmate’s eyes. For Charles Xavier, this is difficult, because his powers have filled in the blanks, and he can see all colors. He assumes that he’ll just know when he finds his soulmate. Should be easy for a telepath, right?

Warnings: Angst maybe? 

A/N: Let me know what you think and if I should continue this! Not so sure if I will or not. Definitely have some plans, so let me know if you’d like to see more!


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Hey Buddy

Originally posted by dean-sam-winchesterbros

Request: Hey! Congrats on your writing anniversary! I was wondering if you could write a Dean x reader, where reader ran off not knowing she was pregnant, and Sam brings her back with their 2 year old. Dean should be mad, but really he’s just glad she’s back. Smut please? 

Pairing: Dean x reader

Word Count: 1,600ish

Warnings: minor language, smut

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Free Crochet Pattern: chubby striped bear amigurumi (and bunny!)

Alright, time for a new crochet pattern! This time it’s for this cute little striped bear, which is actually a revamp of an old pattern from maybe 5 years ago.

Unfortunately I can’t find any pictures of it, but this new version is way cuter anyway!!

I made 2 different critters with this pattern & they’re identical except for color changes and the ears. Let’s get started!

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Torn Part 2

Originally posted by daddyholm

Originally posted by you-lost-her-idiot

Prompt: You’re Parrish’s girlfriend and you catch him getting way too close to Lydia. (whoops)

Pairing: Jordan Parrish x Reader , Lydia Martin x Jordan Parrish

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how to make gifs in photoshop with two different methods

So this is the tutorial #843942832 in this website about how to make a gif but whatever I wanted to do it lol

Method #1: importing videos (and how I cut them).
Method #2: using screencaps.


  • Photoshop: I’ll be using Ps CC although I like the sharpening of Ps cs5 a lot more.
  • A High Quality video: of course the main thing for achieving a high quality gif is a high quality video. Try to not use anything below 720p.
  • For the first method, you’ll also need a software that allows you to take screen captures: I usually use kmplayer but if it doesn’t work for you I recommend UMplayer.
  • For the second method, a video software that allows you to trim videos. Here I’ll use VLC Media Player.

Please like / reblog it if you found it useful! Also if you’re having doubts in something (bc I’m the worst at explaining lmao) feel free to ask me anything!

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With All My Heart - Part 2

Word Count: 2225

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Warnings: Slight panic attack

A/N: Again, there will be no tags for this series other than my Jensen tags which are closed. All new fics and only new fics will be reblogged over on my writing blog @torn-and-frayed-writes for easier access. Please do not ask to be tagged. 

Thanks to @impalaimagining for beta-ing this for me super fast at 1:30am! 

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Running out on Jensen was one of the dumbest things you’d done in your life. You didn’t quite know why you did it and you’d spent almost every waking moment over the last week curled up on your couch trying to figure it out. He’d been nothing but kind to you, staying with you, driving you home, offering to get your car. You’d stared at his number in your phone a few times, debating whether or not you should call and apologize, but you’d chickened out every single time.

“Well, don’t you look like shit?” You drew your eyes up from your coffee cup and glared at Emma, your best friend who had agreed to meet you for coffee before your doctor’s appointment. You’d asked her to meet you at a smaller, hole in the wall coffee shop for fear of running into Jensen at Starbucks again, although you didn’t exactly tell her that.

“Fuck you too, Emz.” She laughed and sat down across from you, taking a sip of her coffee before looking you over one more time.

“You really do look like hell. Are you feeling any better?”

“Yeah, kinda.” You shrugged. “I have that appointment in like an hour and then I guess I need to go beg Don for my job back.”

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The Issues with Steven Universe

This might be a two parter. I had a lot to talk about.

1.  Pacing: This might be a personal thing but it seems like the pacing in SU is a bit all over the place at some points. Like after Jailbreak, I was hoping we’d get more backstory and while we did, we had to wait. Why? What’s the point in delaying the story? is so many questions left unanswered. And at the same time, they’ll rush through story arcs without giving us a good ending. The Cluster is still under the Earth guys. Shouldn’t you try to do something about it? You also haven’t talked about Rose Quartz KILLING HER DIAMOND!

2.   Pearl: Okay, I adore Pearl but let’s face it, she’s a mess. And this wouldn’t be a problem if the writers admitted this. Pearl is manipulative and she can be controlling. There is also her whole ‘obsession’ with Rose even after her death. Yes, there is nothing wrong with a character being flawed but a good character realizes they are flawed and does something about it. And there have been many times where Pearl was called out for her terrible behavior but she learned nothing. I’m still pissed about the Sardonyx arc ended

3.  Garnet and Amethyst’s Lack of Development: In over one hundred episodes, we still don’t know that much about them.  Unlike Pearl, Garnet and Amethyst’s development gets pushed to the side. And that sucks because they are extremely interesting characters in their own right. We know Garnet is a fusion but we don’t know anything else and we barely get to see her have her own episodes that focus on her. Same with Amethyst and out of all the characters, I probably relate to her the most so it’s equally frustrating.

4.   What is Lapis’ Personality: I feel like the writers don’t even know how to write their own character because sometimes, Lapis comes off as aloof and sometimes she comes off as a jerk. Make up your mind! And at the same time, she feels so hollow at points.

5.   Peridot and Lapis’ ‘Romance’: Okay, I wanted Peridot and Lapis to get along but their relationship should still be a bit awkward and uncomfortable.  After all, Peridot used Lapis. Now there are times where someone who was abusive can learn from the error of their ways but it still feels like their whole relationship was rushed. And it doesn’t feel earned. Them having a ‘romance’ doesn’t make sense and it feels like the writers just wanted some kudos instead of thinking the whole thing through.

6.   Lack of Explanation: Alright, one of the reasons I love SU is because of the Gems and how they have their own culture and ideals. And SU seems to sometimes just forget that. We still don’t know a lot about the diamonds, we still don’t know anything about Pink Diamond, we barely understand why Home World is the way it is and we don’t even know what their end goal is. EXPLAIN WRITERS! EXPLAIN!!!

7.  Bismuth Got Screwed Over: So we have been waiting for Bismuth for like literal years, she finally comes around AND THE WRITERS HAVE HER BUBBLED AGAIN!? Are you kidding me!? Lapis and Peridot get to come back and be a part of the show but you can’t extend the same to Bismuth? Why couldn’t Steven just have a nice, long, heartfelt talk with Bismuth like he did Lapis and Peridot? Are you kidding me?

8.   Treatment of Black Coded Characters: Garnet and Bismuth are black coded. I could also argue that Jasper is since she has a black voice actor. And it’s obvious that Pearl is the favorite among the writers. Now this wouldn’t bother me but the black coded characters get screwed over. Like a lot. I talked about Bismuth and Garnet just doesn’t get the same amount of love and attention Pearl does. Why? What’s the point?

9.  Jasper’s Treatment: Alright, now I know she’s a villain. I realize that. But Peridot was a villain and so was Lapis. I think it’s unfair that Rebecca created this character that has some history and just keeps on pushing her away. I want to see more of her and if Peridot and Lapis can both get redemption arcs, why can’t Jasper? There is zero reason why she can’t be saved and again, she’s been ignored. She’s the one who dropped the huge truth bomb! WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT JASPER!?

10.  The Art Style: I honestly didn’t think I would notice this but as many artist friends have been pointing out, the art style seems to be suffering. Like proportions, color and so many other things look wacky. Guys, what are you even doing?

anonymous asked:

Hi, help me I watch Woman Wonder and my friend says that is biphobic (???) w these arguments: "there is no talk of about love w women on the island and everything Diana knows about sex is bc she has read it in a book " "she only beats the bad guy bc she sees the boy dies so she doesn't care about war only about him " "censored her bisexuality w women and racialized women are the ones who take the worst blows" I'm not good w words help me to counterargument bc we have seen two different movies.

Oh boy…. Alright so as requested, I come bearing counter arguments. 

(And by that I mean, mostly the amazing @kara-danvers-lena-luthor comes bearing them. This is mostly her with commentary and backup arguments from me because like 95% of this is her pure genius and I love her). Ahem! So tell your friend to pull up a chair.

1) “There’s no talk about love with women on the island and everything Diana knows about sex is because she has read it in a book.” 

Okay, but there’s no talk about hetero sex either. Even though it’s IMPLIED that Diana slept with Steve, they never EXPLICITLY talk about it. Also, which is more important to the story of Diana becoming the GREATEST WARRIOR of all times? Showing her growing up and training? Or showing her growing up and sleeping with women? I guess the answer is obvious, don’t you think?

Diana’s sexuality was not the focus of the film. Why would it be? Love and sex were not the elements that made these incredible women who they are. And just as it is implied that she slept with Steve, it can be just as easily implied that she and/or the Amazons were sexually involved with women. (More on this in a bit).

2) “She only beats the bad guy because she sees Steve dying.” 

Hon, sweetheart, pal, buddy… If your friend thinks that, they truly don’t know WW. Diana, in the comics, literally blinded herself to defeat Medusa. Do you really think she would have stopped fighting Ares? The entire movie is about Diana completing the Amazon’s mission, which is defeating Ares! Believe me, even if Steve hadn’t died, she would have found a way to defeat him. Losing Steve just gave her an extra push to finish him faster.

I argued in a previous post against the outlandish notion that Steve is the singular hero of this film. He helped save the day, she saved the world. It was Diana’s fight and strong faith in humanity that helped contribute to her victory over Ares. In her fight, she never gave up, she had a moment where some would say that hope seemed lost, but she searched within herself and fought for what she believed in. She didn’t just defeat Ares with her brute strength, just as she didn’t defeat him because the man she loved died. Ares attempted to use that against her – her anger and heartbreak. He almost succeeded but in the end she was superior because of how she was able to rise above that. Defeating him because she was angry (which was not the case) would have served your friend’s argument, but that’s simply not what happened. Next.

3) “Censored her bisexuality.” 

First of all, we need to stop with this notion that in order for us to believe someone is bisexual their dating history has to be 50% women, 50% men! (THIS!!!). Secondly, Diana herself says that men are unnecessary for pleasure! What more does your friend want?? But yes, they had to be careful, because there was a lot riding on this project: the first solo female superhero movie, the first superhero movie directed by a woman, first movie directed by a woman with over $100 million budget… so they needed to make bank!!! They needed to make sure they wouldn’t anger bigoted people, and they did an wonderful job, okay? They made it clear that Diana knows women give each other pleasure, and that she also can fall for men. It’s not erasure, it’s called playing it smart!

I’m just going to throw in the idea of the double standard here, because with arguments that get thrown around on here, we would have seen it. So stay with me. Yes, we would all love to see a wlw Wonder Woman in the movies. And it’s not too late! Who knows, maybe we will! But let’s be real here, if they threw in something really quickly about Diana actually being with a woman, or if she were in a relationship with a woman before leaving Themyscira, that would have received backlash as well. Because it would have been quick and probably only implied in the background of everything else going on. If executed poorly, it could have contributed to the stigma and one of the primary stereotypes against bisexual people! She’s in love with a woman, she meets Steve, has her canon interactions with him, leaves Themyscira (and thus the woman she loves) behind and falls in love with Steve in the short amount of time they have together? Fact: There would have been complaints there too. Sadly, you can’t satisfy all the people, all the time. 

4) “Women of color are the ones who take the worst blows.” 

What???? I’m sorry, but from all your friend’s arguments, this point is the most ridiculous one to me… Seriously, take your friend to the movie again. After the battle at the beach, an Amazon suggests killing Steve to be done with it, but it’s a black Amazon who is the voice of reason and tells the Queen herself that they should listen to what he has to say. 

A black Amazon, Artemis, is portrayed as the strongest among them. She’s the one who hits Diana in the face during Diana’s last training. She’s the one that you see in the first scene of the Amazon’s training shaking off her attackers like they’re nothing. That’s the point! She’s a brick wall! The one to beat. And that isn’t racist. Honey that’s goals. As a black woman I was proud to see that bit! (Not to mention, Artemis was white in her original comic book appearances. She was portrayed as a black woman, I believe in later editions and in a 2009 film. The issue would have been making Artemis the pony-tailed redhead we see originally, but instead we got the amazing Ann Wolfe. So~)

Also after they listen to Steve, and Diana asks her mom to send the Amazons back with him, one of them asks, “What are you talking about, child?” To which Diana replies, “Forgive me, Senator” and guess what? That Amazon is black as well, meaning that they hold high ranks in their society. So I really don’t know what your friend is going on about.

This is a good segue to return to the issue of erasing the Amazon’s sexuality and still tying it in with issues of race. Fun little fact that I learned today:

Why is this important? Who is Phillipus? 

☝☝She is☝☝

Queen Hippolyta and Phillipus are lovers in the comics. Anyone that knew that probably would have been looking for it after finding out Phillipus was in the film. I know I would have been if I knew this sooner. Now it is true, that it is not blatantly obvious that the two are involved in the film. But complete erasure would have been ignoring Phillipus altogether. Instead, they had her, she was STILL a WOC, and in a position that would have more or less kept her at Hippolyta’s side. See where I’m taking this?

So anyway, woc were not just there to take the heavy hits. They show a woman of color with brute strength, they show a woman of color being the voice of reason, they show a woman of color in a high ranking position. It was multifaceted.

So there it is. Anything else? Did we help? 😃

TL;DR: NO. Literally no to everything your friend said. Just… no. kbye

Who’s Your Daddy?


/ Part 1 / / Part 2 / / Part 3 / / Part 4 / / Part 5 /

Author: Joi A. Wade

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Tagged: @yougottalovefandoms  @phan—anime , @ thatblondeemogirl, @waitingfor-captainamerica @kaiyaisbae  @huntermichelle

Warnings: Swearing, pregnant!reader, daddy!gladers

Summary: The creators sent up a new greenie instead of supplies…they weren’t expecting a girl. And to put the icing on the cake, she’s pregnant with a note rested upon her bulging belly. Once the note is read, and the girl wakes up…all hell will break loose.  Who is she? Why is she there? Who is the father of her baby?

Everyone seemed to ask the same question when they all witnessed Gally running with a bucket of water that was spilling out after ever stride, and a sandwich with no plate in his other hand: What the hell is going on? 

The look on his face was a mixture between determination and straight horror as he raced toward the watchtower, trying with whatever strength he had left from running, to climb up carefully just by using his feet. Shouting up at the awaiting Brit, Gally practically threw the sandwich at him first, and climbed the rest of the way with the bucket wrapped in one arm.  

Still curious and somewhat worried, people continued to stare at the watchtower. That was until Alby’s booming voice scared them right back into working; but still kept a side eye to the tower. 

Once he frustratingly made up to where he left the two, Gally’s eyebrows raised up high to the top of his forehead at the sight that was before him. 

Newt. And his lips. On her shucking lips. 

“What the hell is this?” Gally growls, confused as to why he should feel angry, but goes with the emotion anyways. “You send me to fetch this klunk, just so you could-”

“I was giving her CPR, nothing more!” Newt pulls away with blush slightly tinting his cheeks. 

“CPR, my ass! She’s passed out, not drowning! You must take me for some kind of idiot.” 

“Everyday of my shucking life. We’re getting off topic, did you get the water?” Holding up the bucket, Newt nods in relief. “Fantastic, now just gently-”

Before Newt could even finish his instructions, Gally had thrown the remainder of water onto Y/n, in one thrust of his arms. Man, talk about a cruel yet effective wake up call. Not even missing a beat, Y/n’s eyes jolted open as a small scream escapes her mouth; a reaction to the cold liquid that now covers her like a blanket. Newt looks up at Gally slowly, not believing what just happened, and was now sitting in partically wet trousers. 

“What?” Gally shrugs. “It worked didn’t it?” 

“W-What worked? What’s going on-where am I?” Y/n tried sitting up, only for Newt to gently press down on her shoulders to keep her laying on her back. 

“Relax, love, it’s alright. Don’t overwork yourself, just eat this.” He held up the sandwich that thankfully didn’t get wet, directing it to her mouth for her to take a bite. Lifting her head up slightly, Y/n takes a large chomp out of one corner, chewing it with instant pleasure. How long has it been since she’s eaten? And for two, no less. “That’s it, love, good job. Chew slowly, don’t choke.”

“God, you sound like a mom.” 

“Make yourself useful and help me stand her up, would you?” Newt glares, letting Y/n hold the rest of the triangular sandwich. Making his way over to the two of them, as if she weighed nothing, Gally lifted her to her feet, no problem. Nearly dropping her afterwards at the state Newt was now in, but it quickly vanishing when he was given an…unpleasant surprised as well. 


Without warning, Y/n had threw up all over the front of Gally’s shirt. Newt covers his nose to block the smell of vomit that now swirled in the air, while trying to suppress a laugh. Y/n looks up at Gally timidly, now sick to her stomach thanks to the sudden movement of the baby flopping around trying to find a comfortable position. 

“I-I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to…”

“It’s fine. It’s alright.” He clears his throat, not looking at her for more than a second. Slowly handing her over to Newt, he avoids looking down at the mess on his shirt, while heading to the exit of the watchtower. “I’ll uh..I’ll wait for you down there.” 

He looked as if he were about to throw up, himself. This only amused Newt even further as he snickered at Gally struggling to get back down, without smelling or touching the vomit. Y/n looks over at him, embarrassment coloring her face. 

“Don’t laugh, it’s not my fault. The sandwich was amazing, but I guess the baby didn’t think so…”

“It’s fine, he’ll get over it. Don’t worry about it, trust me, he’s been through worse. Come on, then, let’s get you back down there and walking around. You nearly gave us heart attacks, you know? You can’t just run off like that-I didn’t even know you could still R U N !” 

Y/n sighs, stopping him from guiding her any further. “Newt…I-I can’t go back down there. I just can’t…there’s too many of them, and I already feel alone being the only girl. It’s all too overwhelming.” 

Newt studied the distraught look upon her face. She looked so tired, so afraid…what could he do to show her that she was safe? 

“I know…this is a lot to take in, Y/n, believe me if I could make it less frightening, I would. But, for the sake of this little one,” He places a hand on her stomach for a second, before moving it back to her shoulder. “I will try my best to show you that you are in no harm here. I gave you my word, remember? You have to trust me, love.”  

He smiles softly at her for final reassurance, squeezing her shoulders gently. Smiling back, Y/n nods in understanding, placing her hands on top of his. “I trust you.” 

Once everything was calm once again, Newt made it perfectly clear to everyone that if Y/n were to feel even slight discomfort, it would be their ass in the slammer for a good week, with little food and water. If they didn’t know any better, it would seem as if Newt had already taken the role as the father…

“Alright, I’ve got to get to work.”

“Work?” Y/n tilts her head in confusion. 

“Yes. Here in the Glade, everyone does their part. I am the second in command of our little community, I’m the second person who gets to boss everyone around.” He winks. “Sometimes I work as a track-hoe, they tend to the gardens. That seems like a safe job for you.” 

He was about to take her toward the area he was meaning to show her earlier, only for her to not move from her spot. Looking back at her, he noticed her attention was set on something. And boy, did he pray Y/n wasn’t looking where he thought she was looking. 

“What’s that opening? Is that the way out of here?” 

Newt sighs, “Well…yes and no. It’s a way out, but it’s a maze. It’s also against the rules to go anywhere near it, unless you’re a runner. So stay away from it, good that?” 

“Why? What’s so intimidating about a maze? I mean, sure you can get lost if you’re not good with direction, but with as many guys that are here, I’d say you’d’ be out of here in no time-” 

“It’s not that simple, alright? Just drop it. Don’t go near the maze, don’t ask about the maze, don’t even look at the bloody opening, understand?” He snaps. Y/n blinks up at him in shock, that feeling of deja vu washing over her yet again, as she took a slight step backward. 

Newt sighed again, running his finger tips over his mouth. “I’m-I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you. That bloody maze is no walk in the park, trust me on that. Just…please. Promise me you won’t go near it. Good that?” He repeated, this time receiving a nod in response. With a swift hand motion to his left, Chuck came trotting over to the two of them as quick as he could.

“Y/n, this is Chuck; the youngest glader. He’s going to keep an eye on you while I’m working.”

“But, Ably said she was your problem-” Newt slightly glares in his direction, shutting up his statement. “I-I mean, yeah, I am.” 

Y/n instantly felt calm when she looked over at Chuck. He was just a kid, not intimidating, adorably chubby, it was perfect. One smile in his direction made Chuck submissive to the thought of being able to watch Y/n. In the light she stood in, she looked like an angel to him. Newt patted his back with a slight nod. 

“Good that, Chuckie, take good care of her. If you need anything, just have Chuck come find me; Thomas and Minho should be back from their run any time soon. I guess you’ll have to get to know those shanks as well. Are you sure there’s nothing-” 

“I’m alright, I think I’ll be able to handle myself now that I’ve got Chuck.” She replies while placing a hand on the boy’s shoulder. Poor thing couldn’t help but stare at the huge bump that practically takes up her whole middle. 

Nodding curtly, Newt leans in as if to place a chaste kiss on her lips, but quickly stops himself once he was nearly centimeters from her face. Backing up quickly, Newt and Y/n stare at each other in confusion and utter shock. Chuck, on the other hand, looked completely lost at what was just about to happen. Licking his lips, Newt looks down to his feet while starting to back away from that awkward situation, now very embarrassed and bewildered. 

Y/n watched as the Brit limped away with his head lowered, her face burning at how close he was just mere seconds ago. Was he about to kiss me, she thought. 

With a slight tug on her arm, Chuck started to guide her toward the gardens, explaining what their job was and possibly how she could help them out without straining herself. But, Y/n wasn’t interested in what he was saying at all as she followed him. Newt was going to kiss her…

why was she disappointed that he didn’t? 

Spirit in the House - Chap 6/10

Modern!AU Bucky Barnes x Reader

Summary: Reader is in a coma after a car accident. Bucky moves into your apartment and find your spirit still hanging around. (Based on Just like Heaven)

Word Count: 1,430

Warnings: Mention of Drinking, Mention of Cheating, Language, Violence

A/N: Good ol’ Peggy Carter throwing punches. Also lines taken from the movie, I obviously don’t own that. Hope you’ll all like this one :)

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Originally posted by calif0rnia-lovers

“Stop laughing, this isn’t funny.” Bucky chastised.

You clutched your belly and doubled over. “I’m sorry, but it kind of is.”

You both walked towards Peggy’s house. Bucky was a nervous mess as he climbed the three steps to her front door.

“What am I going to tell her?”

“That you’re a cop and you’re investigating my case.”

“She just caught me talking to myself. I should tell her I can see your spirit.”

His words made you turn around.

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