it has great designs and music

Got7 as types of princes

Mark: the hidden away prince. Had a curse placed on him when he was born. Sneaks out of the palace and uses a fake name to adventure around. Sounds really good when announcing royal proclamations.

JB: the cool prince. Appears to be scary and there’s rumors that he slayed a dragon when he was three. Is actually a sweetheart that bows to palace staff.

Jackson: the travelling prince. Speaks more languages than all their diplomats combined. Very involved in politics and often goes out to visit his citizens. Everyone has a crush on him.

Jinyoung: the scholarly prince. Has read everything in the royal library twice. Funny at royal balls and has the best manners. Doesn’t return babies he’s handed to kiss.

Youngjae: the soft prince. Really awkward about royal duties. Prefers to be in the gardens or music hall. Attracts woodland creatures.

BamBam: the pretty prince. Designers would kill to dress him. Has at least four closets. Throws great parties. If he pierces his ears, so does everyone else.

Yugyeom: the nice prince. Choreographed the latest ballroom dance. Sipped champagne once and got found in the dungeons. Cares a lot for his citizens and is honest in nation reports.

Disney films that are *actually* underrated

Treasure Plant

If you already know me, you could probably guess that this would be on the list considering I never shut up about it.

This film flopped at the box office, but I’m honestly not sure why? It has absolutely gorgeous animation. Like, they could have gone with a palette of grays and blues like most scifi films do, but Treasure Planet actually has a large color palette, especially when it comes to the scenery. It shows off all the beautiful colors of space instead of making everything chrome against a dark backdrop. There are likable characters, including a an anti-hero, disabled pirate, a female Naval Captain that’s a total no-nonsense badass, and a sulky teenager. Arguably one of the darkest films Disney has done in the last twenty years. Disabled main character with only one eye, one arm, and one leg. Literally all of the character designs are gorgeous. The plot is a little boring at times, but it’s fairly easy to get lost in the world that’s been created.

Plus, we get visuals like this!

Brother Bear

Brother Bear was another box office flop but this one also had rather negative reviews. The early 2000′s was not kind to Disney animation. 

Yes, it does have a transformation plot, which I know is kind of iffy depending on the person, but overall it’s a great film. The music is amazing, bless Phil Collins signing onto another Disney project. The characters are great, I don’t think there were any I didn’t like except maybe the moose (because as an adult I don’t find them as funny as I did as a child, but I don’t really dislike them either). The relationship between the brothers was amazingly done. Usually when people want to talk about animated sibling relationships, they mention Lilo and Stitch, which is also great, but I really like how the brothers interact in Brother bear. They’re all closer in age (which is like my sister and me, so I can connect with it more), and I think that worked well when they added in the anger and grief and self-blame in the story.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

There’s not really much I can say about this one, because truthfully I’ve only seen it a handful of times. Something about it kind of freaked me out as a child (I think it was that giant leviathan creature that attacked their submarine thing????), and I only recently found my old VHS player and haven’t had the time to watch it again.

Atlantis has it all. A beautiful world. Well-rounded, interesting characters. A romance that didn’t feel ridiculously forced. The voice talents of Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, and Leonard Nimoy. A balances of a more adult plotline, while still retaining a kid friendly atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it does lack some coherency in the plot, and because of it’s fast-paced nature, there isn’t a lot of time for character development. The creators also borrowed a lot of elements from the Ghibli film castle in the Sky, but ultimately it’s still a great film visually speaking.

(PS: it was hard to pick a screencap that shows how visually stunning this film is. So much blue.)

The Black Cauldron

Honestly, The Black Cauldron is one of my favorite Disney films, but I can recognize that it has a lot of problems story wise. As in, they tried to stick the contents of two full length novels into an 80 minute film. Yeah, it didn’t work. The characters are interesting, albeit under-developed, visually it’s very beautiful, and it has just the right amount of creepy to give 5 year old me nightmares as a child (the Horned King was a brilliant concept). The author of the book series the Chronicles of Prydain, which the film is based on, found the film enjoyable on its own, but admitted it didn’t follow the books well. It was also another box office flop, making $21.3 million in revenue, which was less than half of the budget to make the film. This is the film that Disney pretends they didn’t make and is frequently referred to as the “worst Disney film” however we all know that that right belongs to films like Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Mars Needs Moms.

There is speculation that Disney has plans to make a live action series based on the original books, so fingers crossed!

Robin Hood

It’s underrated, but I can kind of tell why. Everyone already knows the story of Robin Hood, because there’s at least ten different films and TV series about the guy. He’s been on OUaT, and there was a parody movie with Cary Elwes!

The animation is, decent, but not great, but the budged was only 5 million, so??? Meaning that a lot of the characters action were redrawn from previous films such as The Jungle Book and Aristocats. However, this was pretty common in old Disney films because the animators were paid for shit and it’s not plagiarism if you’re ripping off yourself. It is a little sloppy though.

Either way, it’s still a decent film. The songs were fun and had a delightfully folk sound to them, if you’re into that! The characters are pretty cute, the story is straight forward, and there’s not actually anything to really dislike about the film. It’s just a silly comedy that has it’s ups and downs.

Dinosaur

I don’t even know what to say about this film other than it’s gorgeous and no one ever talks about it. Like, this is the first true Disney film that relies entirely on CGI. No Pixar involvement. Just Disney and CGI. This is the most successful film of 2000 and I’ve never heard people talk about it even though it has great characters, an interesting story, and great visuals.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

While I personally don’t believe Hunchback is all that underrated (I usually see it in just about every top 10 or 20 list), it’s still a great film that deserves more praise than it gets.

Hunchback is beautiful, inspiring, dark, has excellent morals, amazing characters amazing music.It’s basically the complete package of everything you could want in a Disney film and it’s enjoyable for all ages.

The only thing I didn’t like about this film was the gargoyles and it’s kind of implied that they’re more like imaginary friends instead of real creatures, so they get a pass.

No matter what you thought of these shows, you have to keep in mind that every single team and creator worked hard on these productions.  And nothing hurts more to them than seeing their show crashing and burning right before their eyes.  The Great Comet is a show that never deserved this treatment.  It’s a show that pushed creative boundaries on what you can do on Broadway in music, stage and cast.  It’s a show that is truly unique in every which way and it hurts my heart to see the actors, the creative directors and especially Dave Malloy expressing disappointment and pain from what has happened in the past 24 hours.  Go support the team and the cast in any way possible so we can see the possibility of more shows like this pop up in the future.

Things the Great Comet of 1812 has ruined for me

-Letters

-The phrase “in my house”

-Fur coats

-The word “charming”

-All hope of designing a set equal to that of Mimi Lien’s work

Nocturne op.48 No.1
Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne op.48 No.1

The Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 is initially marked lento and is in 4/4 meter. The piece becomes poco più lento at measure 25 and enters its middle section, which is a chorale. Later, it moves to doppio movimento agitato at measure 49. The piece is a total of 77 measures long. In general, the scheme of the music is ternary form and follows A-B-A’.

The Nocturne in C minor has been categorized as one of Chopin’s greatest emotional achievements. Theodor Kullak said of the piece, “the design and poetic contents of this nocturne make it the most important one that Chopin created; the chief subject is a masterly expression of a great powerful grief.”Jan Kleczyński, Sr. calls the nocturne “broad and most imposing with its powerful intermediate movement, a thorough departure from the nocturne style." Some musical critics, including Charles Willeby and Frederick Niecks, do not think the piece deserves its fame and position; though James Huneker agrees with this assessment, he notes that the nocturne is still "the noblest nocturne of them all." James Friskin found the music to have "the most imposing instrumental effect of any of the nocturnes,” calling the crescendo and octaves “almost Lisztian.”

Jim Samson notes that the nocturne intensifies “not through ornamentation, but through a new textural background." Kleczyński commented that the middle section "is the tale of a still greater grief told in an agitated recitando; celestial harps come to bring one ray of hope, which is powerless in its endeavor to calm the wounded soul, which…sends forth to heaven a cry of deepest anguish."The ending, according to Samson, is "in the nature of an elaborated ’feminine ending’, articulating the reactive final beat of an amphibrach grouping.”

One of Chopin’s most beautiful pieces. People like to call this one of Chopin’s mini ballades… This ever evolving piece evokes the strongest of emotions in me.

Performer:Arthur Rubinstein. There is no better version of this piece by anyone else. He didn’t want to show his technic but his sensibility.Definitely  he was an awesome pianist !

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A proper design sheet for  Noble my BNHA oc. 

Name: Bando Hikari

Hero name: Noble Class: 3-A

Age:17 Height: 5′3″

Blood type: B

Fighting style: Break dancing/Capoeira

Faves: Retro games, Street Fashion, Music and Skipping from neon light to neon light in the city to travel.

Dislikes: Mean spirited people, Nature, the great outdoors, bugs

Quirk: Noble lights:

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Demon notes: Paimon


Rank: King
Color: Yellow
Incense: Frankincense
Metal: Gold
Planet: Sun
Element: Water
Enn: Linan tasa jedan Paimon
Date: June 11-20 (day) 20-30 degrees Gemini
Tarot: ten of swords
Original purpose: He teaches all arts and sciences and occult/  He can be invoked to bind others.  To be observed toward the west with offerings.


Daemonolatry Goetia (S Connolly)
Seek Paimon to understand alchemy.  Seek Paimon for creative pursuits or to design a plan of action.  Paimon can also help in emotional understanding.


Crowley’s Goetia
The Ninth Spirit in  this Order is  Paimon,  a  Great  King,  and very obedient unto  LUCIFER.  He  appears  in  the  form  of  a  man sitting  upon  a’ dromedary with  a  most glorious crown upon  his head. Before him march an host of Spirits, like men with trumpets and cymbals,  and all other sorts of musical  instruments.  He has a great  voice,  and  roars  at his  first  coming,  and his  speech  is  such that  the Magician will  not  be  able  to understand him unless compelled.  He  can  teach  all  arts  and sciences, and other secret things. He can reveal to you what the Earth is, and what holds it up in the Waters; and what mind is, and where it is; or any other thing you may desire to know. He gives Dignity, and confirms the same.  He  binds  or  makes  any  man subject unto  the Magician if  he  so desire it. He gives good Familiars,  who can teach all arts. He is to be observed towards the West.  He   is of the Order of Dominations.(Dominions)  He  has under him  200 Legions of Spirits, and part of them are of the Order of Angels, and the other part  of Potentates. Now  if you call  this  Spirit  Paimon  alone,  you must make him some offering; and there will attend him two Kings called LABAL and ABALIM, and also other Spirits who are of the Order of Potentates  in his Host, and 25 Legions. And those Spirits who  are subject unto  them  are  not  always  with  them  unless  the Magician compels them.


Luciferian Goetia (Michael Ford)
Paimon is an angel-daimon of Lucifer, whom appears as a man crowned upon a camel. This spirit is a familiar of musick, thus by invoking Paimon one may work through an avenue of self-initiation through creating musick. Paimon is a powerful Angelick King of the Witchcraft, whom has 200 Legions of spirits –half are the Orders of Angels, the others being Potentates. Paimon appears with two Spirit/Djinn – Label and Ablim who are referred to as Kings.  Paimon is perhaps one of the most significant Angelick Rulers, which along with Astaroth (whom is more bestial/demonic in nature and appearance) opens the way to the “Grail” of Lucifer’s crown – the perception of “I” and the mind separate from the universe. Paimon is a higher spirit of self-initiation, who is a path maker for ones own becoming. Paimon sometimes appears as an angelick spirit with a flaming sword. His office is Guardian of the Path through Leviathan, the Guardian of the Depths and Subconscious


As Always
-Robin

Hey do you love the Great Comet?

Lets support the work of it’s stars!

Gelsey Bell also has two solo albums.

Brittian Ashford writes and sings songs, she also has a band called Prairie Empire!

Grace McLean has a band too! Grace McLean and Them Apples!

ok so like most of the cast has a solo career… and they are all amazing! 

Rachel Chavkin has an experimental theater group call the Team, and they are currently working on a project titled “Primer for a Failed Superpower. She is also directing Hadestown, which might transfer to Broadway. Bradley King is also the lighting Designer for Hadestown.

Dave Malloy is writing a musical about Moby Dick. But you can also listen to his music on the cast recordings for Ghost Quartet and Preludes!  

Lucas Steele has talked about wanting to direct, and if that happens  go see the work he directs! 

Follow these artists, because they are going to do some amazing work! 

Beyond that go see off and off-off Broadway shows. Thats where shows like Comet are getting made, tiny theatres with nothing to lose are producing the best work! Go see your local theatres shows! There is theatre outside of Broadway, go support it! There is so much amazing work out there go find the next Comet! Look at Ars Nova, next time your in New York, go see a show there, go see a show at the Mckitterick Hotel! Go see a show at the New York Theatre Workshop! There is so much theatre out there, that isn’t an adaptation of a popular movie, and isn’t a jukebox musical. Show Broadway we demand better by supporting better shows! 

Natasha is Young: Costuming Denée Benton in “The Great Comet”

I had a special request in the Ask box for another entry in my The Great Comet series, and I am happy to oblige. This time, I’m turning my attention to something I’m typically more comfortable reviewing, namely women’s costuming. Having covered the male lead last time, I want to take a look at the costumes of Denée Benton this time, because they really show off Paloma Young’s skills as a costumer. I’ve picked a couple of Natasha’s (Ms Benton) outfits from The Great Comet to focus on, but I really do think you should check out all the costumes from this production; it’s definitely one of the most sumptuous musicals currently running on Broadway.

I’ve talked a lot about theming in costuming, and this is a good place to reiterate those points. Costume designers use color to make a statement, and this production is no exception. Costuming the character of Natasha in white for virtually the whole of the musical imbues the character with a kind of purity that none of the other characters possess to the same degree (with the possible exception of Sonya…but then again, “Sonya is good”). I think that’s important in the context of the musical, but there’s another reason that I think the white coloring of Natasha’s costumes is so important, and it goes to the heart of what makes The Great Comet such a unique theatrical experience: the staging and lighting.

Anyone who has seen the staging for The Great Comet knows that it is an interactive performance, one where the audience is very much brought into the heart of the action. As a result, the lighting design is more complicated than in your average production. That means your costumes need to be able to catch the light, and it makes the detail work you put into a costume all the more important. After all, members of the audience will be seeing the actress and character from every angle, as opposed to just a handful. Let’s take a look first at The Coat that is featured prominently in many of the promotional images and in the musical itself:

I want to start off by saying how in love I am with this coat. It’s regal and rich, and it hangs beautifully on Ms Benton (I haven’t had the chance to view anything from the understudies, so I’m focusing on the actress who originated the role). This is a posed shot, but it gives us a view of just how gorgeous this piece is. As I mentioned in my 9 to 5 review, outerwear is not something that is commonly featured on Broadway, and so costumers tend to take their cues more from history or current trends rather than other productions. But Paloma Young has come up with something beautiful and original here.

It’s floor-length, which has the effect of adding to Ms Benton’s height (something costumes can do, as I have noted in other reviews) and giving her more of a stage presence. The white is almost creamy in color in every photo I have seen, which is a good choice, I believe; pure, stark white can look artificial to the eye when it is overused, and a formal coat like this in the era (remember we are dealing with the 1810s) would almost certainly not have been in pure white. But this comes close, and onstage, it has the effect of being almost blindingly brilliant–which has to be intentional. Take a look at this shot where Ms Benton is lit from behind; the coat almost seems to glow as it catches the light, but you can still see the creaminess of the color where there is shadow:

Just take a moment to drink that in. Part of it is the effect of the spotlight, but it is not easy to get this kind of effect in a stage production, and Ms Young deserves a huge amount of credit for her fabric choice and the cuts of the cloth here. There’s an angelic feel here that gives me all the good feelings, and it really forces you to pay attention.

Onto the details of the coat itself! As can be seen in the first still, the coat is relatively simple in design, but that adds to its elegance in my book. Floor-length, it closes through the addition of four silver buttons on the bust and chest, which manage to stand out without being distracting. Ms Young has added a false belt around the high waist, using gold embroidery to add a splash of color to the cream of the coat itself. The embroidery takes the form of gold roping, which I think ties it nicely to Pierre’s waistcoat, which was the subject of my first Great Comet review. It flows nicely while still being a tiny bit abstract, and I think helps to make the coat more impressive.

The collar and cuffs of the coat match (which is important, I think, when one wants a classical look) through the addition of white fur. That’s a nice hat-tip to Russian styling of the Romanov era (1613-1918), which often emphasizes fur elements both for functionality and for design. Earlier on, functionality would have been more important–a Russian winter is brutally cold and fur is naturally warming–before eventually giving way to being a design element; given the setting of The Great Comet, I think it’s fair to say we’re more into the design era. 

What I like about the addition of the fur is that it adds another texture to the coat itself; while not apparent in the stills here, under magnification the coat is a rough, almost leathery fabric that would help to keep the wearer warm while still looking elegant and graceful to an outside observer, as it does to the audience in this production, whether in the orchestra or onstage in the special seating. Texture is important, I think, even when it isn’t directly observed, because the eye is capable of picking up tiny, minute details even without us being conscious of it. It’s apparent that this isn’t a completely smooth fabric, but the addition of the fur adds a softness to the coat that it might otherwise lack.

The other amazing costume that is worn by Ms Denton in her role as Natasha is the White Dress. I think when most people hear that there is a ball scene in this musical, they conjure up images of voluminous dresses with yards of silks and chiffons, but I think that’s because most of us have been spoiled by Victorian or 18th century costume dramas rather than those set in the era of The Great Comet. Regency-era attire, both in the West and in Russia, was a little bit more simple. Crinolines (the wooden or wire skeleton of a ball gown) had yet to come into fashion in Russia as they had (to some extent) in France, and instead, a lot of emphasis was given to relatively straight cuts of fabric. The idea was that a woman’s figure could be hinted at, but not excessively revealed, leaving a slight air of mystery that would change over time.

Taking a look at the White Dress, the 1810s fashion leaps right out:

The dress is a patterned white fabric, where the pattern is a series of circular elements that are a part of the dress rather than being adornments added later on. There is a very high waist, which is a classic hallmark of this era of fashion in both the West and in Russia, and the bust and chest are richly adorned with detail work I’ll take a look at in a moment. 

But look at the overall effect of the dress first. The fabric flows down to floor-length, is capable of floating when Ms Benton is in motion (as this shot shows), and has a regal look without being too imposing or intimidating. Compare that to, say, some of the dresses that Helene wears in the production, and the effect is even more important. Natasha is evolving slowly throughout this musical, and the dress is a point of transition. She’s allowing herself to be absolutely gorgeous in the context of a grand ball, and the dress is made to show off her ability to revel in the moment.

The overall effect is only enhanced by taking a closer look at some of the detail from the top portion of the dress. Here, we see Natasha being aided in getting ready by the aforementioned Helene (who may very well be the subject of her own review in this series), offering us not only a view of the detail but a chance for a little bit of compare-and-contrast:

First off, wow. I know I have a tendency to gush over design elements that I find attractive, but I can absolutely see why the Anon who asked about reviewing this dress cited it as their favorite-ever piece of costuming. The white, patterned fabric gives way to a saltire (an x-shaped) of fringed beadwork that sticks out from the dress and really gives it an effect that pops. It would have been easy to go over the top here, but in my opinion, Ms Young struck the perfect balance of small, delicate beadwork attached to the dress, and the pattern she chose for it adds a bit of a whimsical look to the dress that I don’t think we would see with a more flat or one-dimensional strand of beads.

But the beadwork, while impressive, is not my favorite feature of this dress–it’s the lacework! Take a look more closely at Ms Denton’s chest and shoulders. There is some really beautiful, delicate, elaborate lacework that has been added to take the dress from amazing to spectacular. Lace is very difficult to work with, and even more difficult to incorporate into a costume because it is by nature delicate. One wrong move, and it will just absolutely shred. Using it in this dress was a little risky, given the intense movement that goes on throughout this production, but in my considered opinion, it’s a risk that absolutely paid off. The addition of the lace really takes this dress to another level, and even without the other costumes in this production, Ms Young’s nomination for a Tony was well-deserved (and, again, there is a very good case for a win there).

I’ve had a chance now to look at a few of Paloma Young’s designs, and I am absolutely in love with them. Being able to look in depth at a few of her designs both in The Great Comet and Bandstand, I am a real admirer of how she uses fabrics and cuts to tell a story. The story I see here, in both the coat and the White Dress, is one of evolution. This young, innocent character is finally starting to come into her own as a result of the events in the musical, and her costuming reflects that. There is an innocence and purity to the dress, yes, but there are also design elements that hint to the audience that change is coming for Natasha. The country girl has gone city, and with that she’s starting to become someone else–someone, perhaps, she was always meant to be. That’s not an easy effect to have through costuming, and it’s one that I think deserves to be appreciated and admired.

Once again, thank you to Paloma Young for these visually stunning and meaningful costumes!


That wraps up today’s review of Natasha’s costumes in The Great Comet. Given the reception the last piece got, I’ll mix a couple more reviews of Paloma Young’s designs into my rota for the blog, with Helene and Anatole both high on my list as deserving some analysis.

As always, dear readers, if you have thoughts, comments, or feedback, please do not hesitate to drop me an Ask or send me a message on here or my main blog. Stay tuned for more from the beautiful world of Broadway costumes!

List of Aesthetic YouTubers

I haven’t seen this done before, and I figured this would be helpful for others like myself who are trying to branch out and find new YouTubers to watch! Let’s begin.

Conan Gray (500,000+ subs): Very positive and bright and uplifting - but keeps it real. Posts covers and original music, does hauls, baking videos, gives advice and more! He’s a bean.

doddleoddle (dodie clark) (1,300,000+ subs): Soft spoken w/ a lot of ukulele. Posts original music and covers. Lot’s of talent and absolutely precious.

doddlevloggle (dodie clark) (700,000+ subs): Dodie’s vlog channel where she’s very open and honest about mental health, but also posts silly videos and occasionally covers.

colliscool (Collen Kelly) (200,000+ subs): Incredible editing and works super hard on her videos. Posts about fandom culture, mental health and interaction with other people, and is all about having a good time. Lots of stickers and memes.

collislame (Collen Kelly) (90,000+ subs): Coll’s side channel. Where she posts gaming videos and silly, random shit guaranteed to make you giggle. Skits and the like. More memes. I love her so much.

Mel Mercer (40,000+ subs): Grungy gal. Talks about music and her favorite things, goes on adventures, is a high school student and her editing is killer. I want to be her friend and you probably will too.

Hi I’m Mimi (170,000+ subs): Music, thrifting, hauls and lots of nature. Kind of has this minimalistic aesthetic going on but with a lot of character and color. Idk I’m bad at describing things go check her out. Lots of nature, v nice.

CatCreature (200,000+ subs): Arty art art and adventures. GETS THINGS DONE and makes me wish I did more with my boring, sad life.

ConnorFranta (5,600,000+ subs): AUTHOR AND LGBT+ ICON. Holy shit I love his photography and poetry. He also makes coffee and designs nice things. DID I MENTION I LOVE HIS CINEMATOGRAPHY. Soft and pure and p great man.

Marzia (7,000,000+ subs): STOP OVERSHADOWING HER BECAUSE OF HER BOYFRIEND. SHE’S INCREDIBLY TALENTED YOU DUMB FUCKS. Her channel is the perfect amount of silly videos, and a whole variety of vlogs. She also posts some gaming videos! And it’s all pulled together by her beautiful editing. She’s such a BEAUTIFUL PERSON. Check out her blog too thx.

Lucy Moon (300,000+ subs): That mom friend you have. Gives lots of advice and will HYPE YOU UP. Loves poetry and music, 10/10 would recommend.

Pixielocks (100,000+ subs): RAINBOW PASTEL PRINCESS. Loves magical girls and she’s inspired by fairy kei and harajuku fashion. Og fashionista, designs her own clothes and actually attends fashion school. Will actually make your teeth ache because she’s so sweet.

deaddsouls (50,000+ subs): Punky gal from Spain who’s really into bands. You WILL want to steal her style, but that’s chill because she posts all kinds of tutorials and how-to’s for styling your clothes, editing your pictures, and for making diys. Her videos are a blessing.

oh no nina (40,000+ subs): Insecure artist who’s honest about it and will share advice. Very funny and genuine. She’s so great.

enjajaja (600,000+ subs): Doesn’t give a shit about anything, she’s just trying to have fun and she’s cute. She used to be a popular viner! Is actually responsible for the iconic “BITCH WHAT THE FUCK” vine. Link.

If you’d like me to make a part two to this with any specific content creators, feel free to drop me an ask or DM with who you want and what they do!

(Curious ask Anon! Thanks for sending it in!!)

Scout: Kinda a jock, but also a loner. The school prankster, everyone in office knows his name, favorite food, and the names of all his siblings (whether or not they go to the same school, or when they come to pick him up)

Engineer: Such a try-hard student, ohmygooooood. Lowest grade was 1 A- in the third grade. Took dozens of math and science classes, and even some after school courses.

Sniper: Such a loner, he would climb up the courtyard trees to eat his food. I like to think he got into tech theater, did set design and backstage work. Average B’s and C’s, fucking terrible in geometry. Saaaaaame.

Soldier: SCREW THE AMERICAN SCHOOLING SYSTEM! He was trained by the ancient teachings of great generals and warriors of the past, and the courage in his heart! (high B’s, so pretty good.)

Demoman: Home-schooled by his parents in the way of Demolitions. Has a knack for the study of quantum physics though.

Medic: Sent to boarding school at a young age, got high marks in science and math. Very much a cookie cutter, quiet kid… he became much more exuberant when he entered Medical school, a lively character.

Pyro: Studied music at Julliard is the new rumor around the base.

Heavy: Loved reading as a child, SAMMMMMMMMMMMME, so immanently began studying to become literary professor, my hero. Got very high scores in Russian and Lit, not so much in the science and math department.

Spy: Private tutors, did everything and anything to get good remarks from them, not excluding bribery or blackmail, the little shite. Was infamous for his undetectable pranks, including the rotten goat cheese he hid in his teachers car for months.

The types as people I know(as an INTP)

INTP: (not myself) Super smart, very good at video games, loves to take things apart and put them back together. Loves to troll. Musically talented, mechanically talented.

ENTP: Me but extroverted, likes science, more trolly then INTP, ignores their problems.

INTJ: Literally my best friend, extremely smart, good at designing things, great at art, musically talented, laughs like Palpatine. Evil.

ENTJ: Good at taking charge, also very smart, feisty, loves sports, natural leader, morbid sense of humor, fun to be around, a little scary.

INFP: Cries a lot, super sweet, openly loving, has a lot of friends even though they’re an introvert. Loves to wear black, went through an emo phase, will have lots of tattoos. Literally also my best friend.

ENFP: Loving, has ADD, can be too cuddly, ignores science, drives INTP crazy, cares a lot about personal interest, sweet, doesn’t like to make long term goals, very much an “in the moment” kind of person, intelligent but does stupid things.

ISTP: Great at math, trouble with emotions, not a great cook but they try anyway & sometimes it turns out great, tends to start projects but never finishes them, tries very hard, always tries to improve.

ESTP: I’ve yet to meet a known ESTP.

ISTJ: I’ve yet to meet a known ISTJ.

ESTJ: loves to talk, stresses INTP out, INTP does best to avoid ESTJ.

ISFJ: Plans out their life and sticks to it, always making plans, has to have something to keep them occupied, physically active, without a doubt a judging type, wants to improve and does.

ESFJ: Judgemental but sweet, if you’re intelligent, they’ll likely talk to you, works with numbers, very passionate, wants to cook for you, accommodating. Sweet as hell.

INFJ: Sweet but thinks they’re badass, good taste in music, good taste in fashion, goes out of their way for their friends, a really great friend. Find yourself an INFJ. Absolutely adorable.

ENFJ: Type “A” personality, very assertive, always gets their way, tends to talk to people like they’re stupid, judgmental, really nice once they deem you worthy.

ISFP: I’ve yet to meet a known ISFP.

ESFP: I’ve yet to meet a known ESFP.

Should You Play Darkest Dungeon?

Pros

•Absolutely gorgeous art style. Actual animation hovers around 3~4 frames but you likely won’t notice due to the camera work.

•Character design is Great and monster design is A+

•A very enthusiastic narrator with a great voice.

•Amazing musical score that sets the mood perfectly.

•Gameplay is surprisingly deep through a simple inventory management interface and skill screen. It IS a nightmare for people that can’t stand to throw things away and make room for new items, though.

•Beating a boss or even just a tough encounter feels like an actual accomplishment.

•The game auto saves after pretty much every action so there’s no risk of lost progress if you have to quit in the middle of a dungeon delve.

•Has all the graphical demands of MSPaint and can be run on Windows 7 or higher.

•No demands for fast reflexes or split-second decision making, since it’s RPG-style combat.

•You can make up whatever names or headcanons for each character that you feel like.

Cons

•Can be punishingly difficult for all the wrong reasons due to the prevalent RNG behavior.

•A run can be made or broken by nothing more than a few bad dice rolls or miss-called coin tosses.

•Minimization of RNG (investing in equipment, removing negative behaviors, etc) requires heavy in-game investments, making it difficult in other ways. Some may revel in this difficulty, but it’s not for everyone.

•The game auto saves after pretty much every action, so once a decision is made there is no chance to go back. You’re stuck with your choices forever.

•Some scenery and monster attacks can be nauseating for some. The game runs very deep with body horror in all its forms, from physical mutilation to monstrous mutation, and attacks featuring projectile vomit are very common. Granted, the puke isn’t detailed, but still. the sounds

•Giant grubs, maggots, spiders, snails, and mosquitos make up a portion of the monster encounters, which can be a deal breaker for some.

•The narrator can get grating at times, especially if one of his lines comes at a time that just salts a fresh wound.

“The most important thing isn’t the external packaging or the attractive design, but the music, which can be listened to by anyone, anywhere, where my voice has been recorded: my songs. Through your ears, your eyes, your hands, your lips. To be remembered forever in our hearts, unchanging over the course of time. Songs, though they may be short, that can be written into the pages of our lives. The great melodies and lyrics are everything. Whatever else isn’t important.
—Kwon Jiyong

Top 25 Favorite Composers

No.2: Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 - 28 July 1750)

The funny thing about Bach is that, even though he is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time, if not THE greatest composer of all time, he really wasn’t well known during his life outside of east Germany, and he wasn’t performed or played by anyone for a good century after his death, save a few small music groups dedicated to older music. And he wasn’t super “influential” in his life either, towards the end he was constantly heckled by his contemporaries for being too old fashioned, writing dense Baroque/Rococo polyphony during the shift into early homophonic and clearer/lighter Classical aesthetics. But even so, Bach has written some of the greatest music ever. His mind was able to put together several lines of varying melodies into one great polyphonic web, like the planets orbiting around the sun. A semi-religious and philosophical idea from the Renaissance and prior was “Musica universalis”, referring to the harmony of the universe, the laws of science, the religious idea of intentional design, the beauty of order and math. Even though that is an archaic idea, way before Bach’s time, I feel that his music follows this idea. And because all of the adoration we give Bach, at his deeply spiritual, at his most complicated and mathematic, it’s easy for his fans [and critics] to think of him as super highbrow, as some kind of polished pedestal demi-god who we can’t touch. As if he didn’t write a cantata about coffee addiction and a girl who has to play a battle of whits against her father so she can keep drinking coffee. As if he didn’t write several keyboard dance suites and concertos that are full of life and joy, influence from French decorations and Italian vivacity. All of these traits make Bach one of the most universal composers in history. My favorite works by him are his Goldberg Variations, his Keyboard and Violin Concertos, his Partitas and French Suites, various great organ works, the Well-Tempered-Klavier, and his Art of Fugue.

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Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson Among the Record 774 Academy Membership Invitees

Among potential new faces in the Academy’s acting branch (members are not confirmed until they accept their invitations) are Kristen Stewart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Betty White, Riz Ahmed, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Maggie Cheung, John Cho, Chris Pratt, Gal Gadot, Wanda Sykes, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monaé, Jon Hamm, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, Aishwarya Rai, Armie Hammer, Chris Evans, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Adam Driver, Elle Fanning, Anna Faris, Rupert Grint, Donald Glover, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Heche, Keegan-Michael Key, Sanaa Lathan, Zoë Kravitz, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Sienna Miller, Elizabeth Olsen, and Margot Robbie.

Directors on the list include Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele, Kim Ki-Duk, Theodore Melfi, David Ayer, Emmanuelle Bercot, Fatih Akin, Derek Cianfrance, Patricia Cardoso, Garth Davis, Lav Diaz, Tom Ford, Anna Hui, Kleber Mendoça Filho, Takashi Miike, and Guy Ritchie, among others; Additionally, Jimmy Jam, Nick Cave, Angelo Badalamenti, Justin Hurwitz, Mica Levi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Justin Timberlake were invited by the music branch.

Writers with an offer to join include Simon Pegg, Katie Dippold, Mike Mills, Taylor Sheridan, Joss Whedon, and Peele, who was invited by multiple branches.

According to the Academy, between 2015 and 2017, the number of women invited into AMPAS has increased by 359 percent, while the number of people of color has jumped 331 percent across the same frame. Seven branches have also invited more women than men, namely the actors, casting directors, costume designers, designers, documentarians, executives, and film editors.

anonymous asked:

Setz, I am one of your admirers from the Philippines. :D Love your Touhou and other works. As an aspiring cartoonist also, may I politely ask where you get your inspiration from? Hehehe, and also where you got your training from, from school? I am mostly self taught and still trying to improve my work, and I noticed that most of your art is somewhat also self taught. Hope for a reply, and keep up the good work :D

Inspiration comes from all kinds of artwork, everything from manga to classic art. Listening to new music is great too.

As for training, I studied graphic design in school. There was basic drawing lessons, color theory, composition and such.

I don’t carry much of that knowledge into my current drawings. I consider myself “self taught” because there’s no way a person who has studied drawing should draw like me.

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