it helps them in some way

anonymous asked:

tell me fergie, what is the key to making such fabulous ocs like, how is it possible for you to make them so pretty and put so much diversity in them:3

!!!! ah i dont have exacts ways of doing it but here’s some helpful links and exercises for more diversity!!:

I know the resource lists r mainly for developing ocs writing-wise but sometimes that really helps! Knowing ur oc better like background and such helps u draw them with more personal touches! really makes them who they r u kno??

have fun makin ocs!!!!

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Monet on the Run - 6. Flowers, fruit and friends
In the days of the ‘La Grenouillère’ paintings, Renoir was staying with his parents in Voisins, very close to Saint-Michel, where the Monet’s were living in a peasant’s house. He often came to visit, his pockets filled with bread from his parents’ table. Consider it a poor man’s way of helping an even poorer friend, his wife and his child.

I’m at my parents’, and am most always round at Monet’s, where things are, incidentally, pretty bad. Some days they don’t get to eat. Still, I’m not unhappy, because, for painting, Monet is good company.

Monet and Renoir not only worked side by side at La Grenouillère, but also indoors, whenever bad weather prevented them to go out.  Look at how both of them used the same vase and the same flowers for these still lifes.

Claude Monet, Fleurs et fruits (Flowers and Fruit), 1869. Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm. J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu CA, USA
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Fleurs mélangées dans un pot en faïence (Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot), 1869. Oil on canvas, 64.8 x 54.3 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA

anonymous asked:

I'm faceblind (can't recognise faces without a lot of effort and being really familiar with them) so I still can't the boys apart. I get hate and called a fake fan a lot for it so do you know any guides to getting to tell them apart. I know names, birthdays, hobbies etc and yet for the life of me I can only recognise JinJin and thats only half the time help.

Okay it took me way too long to get around to doing this, but I hope you don’t mind!

I went ahead and made a basic guide showing all of their facial features, so hopefully this alone can be of some help!  But, I will continue and go more in depth.

MJ has very straight brows, and hooded eyes.  His eyelids have a bump in them below his brows and the shadow is usually stark enough that you can see it (like in the photo above).  He has more of a “square” upper eyelid line.

Jinjin’s eyes are more “droopy”, and his aegyo sal is really only noticeable near the inner corners of his eyes.  His eyebrows are also rather straight, but they curve all together?  I hope that makes sense.

Eunwoo has a slight double eyelid, and he has the most prominent aegyo sal.  Eunwoo’s eyebrows are very “feathery” I guess you could call it?  They are uneven on the bottom side.

Moonbin’s aegyo sal is the second most prominent.  His eyes are rather round and follow the sterotypical “almond” shape.  He has pretty thick lashes on top and bottom, and sometimes it can be mistaken for being eyeliner.

Rocky has the smallest eyes among ASTRO (when their faces are relaxed).  His eyes are more elongated, and he has a double eyelid.  His brows are the fullest, and they arch upward.  The arch is thicker than the start and end of his brows.

Sanha has the roundest eyes in ASTRO, and has very long upper lashes.  We don’t see his eyebrows much (I couldn’t find a front facing photo where his eyebrows were showing), but his eyebrows are more arched than the other member’s.

MJ has a “flat” nose when it comes to height of his nostrils.  They’re also very defined. The bridge of his nose is thin between his eyes and gets wider closer to the tip of his nose.  His lips have a wide cupid’s bow, and the upward points of his cupid’s bow actually looks like they’re legitimate points.  His lips are one of the fullest in ASTRO.

Jinjin’s nose looks almost all like one triangle shape, as his nostrils don’t have very much definition.  His nose is rather flat in reference to the ends of his nostrils being pretty much equal in line with his septum.  His top and bottom lip are about the same thickness, and he has a small mole/freckle under his lip that you can spot if he isn’t wearing makeup (or minimal makeup).

Eunwoo’s nose has a very round tip that sticks out from his nostrils.  While most nostrils have a line that goes inward towards the middle, the line of Eunwoo’s nostril’s goes outward and up.  He has heart shaped lips, with a thicker lower lip and a smaller upper lip.  He also doesn’t have a prominent dip in the bottom of his upper lip, giving him a straight line between his upper and bottom lip.

The septum of Moonbin’s nose dips down, which is probably the most notable part of his nose.  His nose also has an almost straight line from the bridge down to his nostrils in the shape of a triangle.  Moonbin has “M” shaped lips, and they are rather thin.  (His upper lip “disappears” almost entirely when he smiles).  The corners of his lips are further down than the middle.

Rocky has a very strong nose that turns up at the tip, making his septum slightly higher than the ends of his nostrils.  His nose bridge is also rather straight.  His lips are also fuller than most other member’s, and the corners tilt upwards more than the others (even when he isn’t smiling).

Sanha has large nostrils.  His nostrils end lower down than the middle of his nose, and his nose is turned upward.  He has a straight bridge.  Sanha’s lips are very round, and the bottom middle part of his upper lip dips down quite significantly, giving him quite full looking lips.

I went ahead and made diagrams of my explanations, to try and accentuate the shapes a little more.  They’re under the cut.  I hope this helped!

-M

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After Kurt died, Courtney’s name was on everyone’s lips. Some people felt sorry for Courtney, but most people hated her for it. They blamed her. People conspiracy-theorized that she’d killed him, or had him killed. Others blamed her in a more indirect way, blamed her for not getting him off drugs or for not getting him enough help with his depression (not understanding that you can’t always save someone from their own pain, no matter how much you love them), or claimed she had driven him so crazy that he’d killed himself. It was easy to hate Courtney, to make her into the scape-girl, because she was loud and angry, because she did drugs, because she had ratty bleached hair and wore ripped-up dresses and smeared red lipstick. She was easy to hate because she played balls-out heavy rock’n’roll, because she did whatever the fuck she wanted. Because she wasn’t some silent sweet thing. Because god forbid we blame a man for his own actions - if he screws up his life, or ends it, it’s because a woman drove him to it, some Yoko Nancy Courtney succubus who was hungry for money, for drugs, for fame, for love. And then Live Through This came out, a week after Kurt’s death, and that made the people who already hated her more furious: as though it were all a gruesome publicity stunt, as though she’d somehow planned the whole thing, planned to have her album drop right after the love of her life fucking killed himself.

I didn’t know much about Courtney, other than what the media and my peers said about her. I’d only heard a couple Hole songs. I did know that I found her intriguing. The things about her that other people hated, like her wild, punk rock Alice in Wonderland style and her brash attitude, I liked those. I thought they were glorious. In some unnamed part of me, I thought she was the sort of person I’d like to be. And then, about a month after Live Through This was released, this alterna-goth-punk grrrl befriended me. My school was a middle school and high school, combined. I was nearing the end of my 6th grade year, and this girl, she was finishing up 9th grade. I never could figure out why she was nice to me - she seemed light-years ahead of me in terms of coolness and experience. Maybe she felt sorry for me, since most of the kids in my grade made fun of the way I looked, the way I walked, the way I existed. Maybe she saw in me a younger version of herself. Whatever the reason, she was so nice to me. When she saw me in the hallway between classes or during lunch or free period, she complimented me on my clothes, or the book I was reading, or she asked me what I was writing in my hateful notebook. She told me it was rad that I kept a journal and wrote poetry. “You should write a zine,” she told me. “Yeah, I’ve been thinking about it,” I said. One day, we got to talking about music. I mentioned some of my favorites: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Green Day, Operation Ivy. Later that week, she gave me a mix tape of some of her favorites, bands she thought I’d like based on the ones I’d mentioned. I shook with excitement when she handed me the cassette - no one had ever made me a tape before - and I put it in my boombox as soon as I got home. The whole tape was great: Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, 7 Year Bitch, Babes In Toyland, Mudhoney, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, Pixies, Jawbreaker, Hole… I grew to love most of those bands in the coming months and years, but the songs that hit me upon first listen were the Hole songs she’d chosen: “Violet” and “Miss World.” And the sky was made of amethyst / I am the girl you know can’t look you in the eye. The next day, I told her how much I loved the Hole songs, and by the end of the week, she’d dubbed me a copy of Live Through This.

That album was a revelation. It was a horrific fairytale, images of purple skies and roses white and red butting up against kill-me-pills and pieces of a girl in a box by the bed. It was a huge, dark sound, a tale of disillusionment and sorrow and fear, and also desire (desire for sex, for love, for everything). It was my desire and darkness, like someone had yanked it up out of my guts and made it into this music that sounded like dried flower petals wrapped in broken glass. I ripped a couple of my old dresses to shreds, and I tried them on in front of my mirror. I smeared red lipstick on my lips and let my hair tangle. Shreds and smears and tatters, I stood in front of my mirror, and screamed along with Courtney. I want to be the girl with the most cake. (And someday, you will ache like I ache.)

-Jessie Lynn McMains, from Reckless Chants #22 (2015)

anonymous asked:

Your theory on all Anons being the same person in 100% correct. We were once one being. But we were split apart. We each carry a personality trait from who we once were. We haven't found a way to fuse back together yet. Some have tried, but they created an abomination. Completely devoid of speech. All they can do is scream, we tried to help them but it was too late...

So you guys are the ballpit at a McDonalds, the abominations are all the crushed balls at the bottom, and I’m the kid taking a huge whizz into it?

Okay so I’m just going to come out and say it… STOP THREATENING BIOWARE DEVS FOR MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA. Yes, they fucked up on a lot of things, but they did good things too. And you can’t blame ALL of Bioware for something that only some of them worked on. The Dragon Age team does not 100% equal the Mass Effect team. You can’t (and shouldn’t) call all of the people, or ANY of the people for that matter, at Bioware trash. Even then, they’re still REAL people, a bunch of whom will listen to what you have to say and take note of it for the future IF YOU TALK TO THEM LIKE RATIONAL HUMAN BEINGS AND DON’T THREATEN THEM. They’re not bad people guys. If we want it to improve we’ve got to be rational, not angry assholes

sailormoon1998  asked:

I finally found out why I have been having trouble talking to people with pausing, it's the brain tumor. Before I never paused while I was talking, and my friends notice it all the time when I'm talking to them. I used to be good at everything, and then when I got the brain tumor I lost it.

Remember that it has been proven that over time, brain cells do regenerate. It is a very slow process, but just because there is damage  now-it doesn’t mean some of it won’t be repaired.

The best way to help your brain is to use it as much as possible. that means learning new things. Your brain exercises and keeps active every time you learn something new. 

So keep at it. It only helps you out. 

anonymous asked:

The whole thing is just so pathetic. Jays character was portrayed in 4 seasons as strong, and civil, and he does the right thing. It's just so stupid to bring this whole marriage thing in. And they better let Erin help him through it and get them back together. I didn't imagine seeing their bedroom as an opportunity to film a separating scene! On a positive note, I guess it could have been worse. The writers could have had his (ex) wife had a kid... The writers need help. End of story.

It could have been done in such a different way without having to be so dramatic. I would have thought that telling your partner of 4 years and girlfriend of 2 that you had a joke marriage would come up at some point but the writers obviously just had this idea now…yeah it could have been much worse i suppose there could be more to it than there is. 

First home scene in 15 episodes and in their bedroom for only the second time and it was for them to have a deep depressing scene with him leaving. Wonderful.

Okay but I really think Vetra is perfect for Sara. They share the same values, but at the same time aren’t too similar so they can still help each other grow. They’re both mature enough to not let their differences come between them, and they do have a lot of mutual respect for each other.

The way I headcanon it, their romance grows from an emotional bond that forms between them as they get to know each other. It’s slow, but it only means the connection between deepens. 

Which is interesting as it, in a way, mirrors how Garrus and Megan fell in love … I guess this is just the way turians find their way into their heart. (There are still some differences, of course, but also parallels and I love that.)

blooming-blooming  asked:

Idk man I definitely don't like about 90% of what I heard A5 did in its final arcs (Shun apparently accepting his best friend and sister are dead especially, also just the concept of Zarc and Ray really is not my thing) but also I haven't watched it yet so I'm not gonna shit on it?? Especially with how much people are shitty about Zexal, I'm just gonna let people enjoy what they like.

Shun actually didn’t accept that they were dead, the opposite was true–he accepted the fact that some part of them was still alive inside of Yuya and Yuzu and refused to give up on the idea that he would see them again somehow, and Yuya agreed and said he would help find a way to save Ruri but I digress

i’ll fight you on ray and zarc though lol

but yeah A5 made some poor decisions in some places but so did every Yu-Gi-Oh series man, if your only emotional investment is to bitch, why are you here? :/

p-aurisan  asked:

I love big brother Tweek to be honest. He would be so caring to the little ones. Especially Karen and Ruby (soon, Ike too if Kyle would allow it c: )

Seriously. Like, imagine if he had that complex going where his anxiety would suck and be difficult sometimes but if someone needed help (aka “the little ones”) he would be willing to jump in and help out in an instant. God forbid he get himself some extra napkins but he’ll order their meals for them or help them talk to strangers without a second thought. Maybe a care-taking role would help with his anxiety too, because it would force him to remain calmer in order to take care of crises. Kind of like “yes, this is terrifying, she could probably have broken her arm ten different ways just now, but she’s crying and she needs help getting to the hospital and I’ll be damned if she feels alone or scared in that process.” It could give him a great sense of self-worth too. That’s so sweet aww! I like this mental image thank Auri <3  

if you’re an adult that works with kids of any age do me two quick favors:

  • learn the symptoms of adhd and autism and their presentation in all genders. you dont have to be an expert, just know a bit about it beyond popular knowledge.
  • learn to recognize signs a kid is being abused in any way. beyond bruises and black eyes. learn to recognize the fearful apologies and hesitation. do some research.

do me these two favors and save tens of lives.

that’s no exageration either. after teaching my mom basics about mental disorders, she started spotting neurodivergent kids in her classrooms and helped them get help. almost every child she’s helped has been diagnosed with the disorder she predicted and none of them would have been diagnosed at a young age without her help. knowing this stuff matters.

learn. save lives. don’t make kids grow up in fear of their symptoms and family.

Tips on CC for ME:A

So we all know the facial animations in me:a can be a little…weird. BUT I’ve noticed there are some things you can mess with in the CC that seem to help make it look a little better! Here’s what I’ve found so far:

  • Don’t choose the default for you or your twin: They just have really bad facial animations. Idk why.
  • Give your Ryder dark eyes: The way the eye shading works in ME:A makes your character’s eye’s look really wide all the time. Giving your character a darker eye color for some reason seems to help this. It also helps to choose a preset where the upper eyelids fall lower on the eye.
  • If you’re making a femryder, make the character’s mouth less wide: Someone else noted that it looks like the face scans for femryder’s presets weren’t taken in a neutral pose. This caused a lot of them to have stretched out mouths that looks pretty uncanny in cutscenes. I made my Ryder’s mouth a little less wide than I usually like to, and that seemed to help get rid of those freaky smile scenes.

  • Mess with the depthness of the mouth: Making Ryder’s lips stick out from their face less seems to help with the weird flappy lip syndrome I’ve seen some people have. Default m!ryder has this issue especially bad.

  • Remember to compare the jawline to your character’s neck: You can’t adjust Ryder’s neck thickness like you can with Shepard’s, so if your character has a wide face or a big jaw, it can make their head look too big for their body at times.

  • The funky hair colors are always that bright: Ok this is less about animation and more about aesthetic, but I had to remake my Ryder because her blue hair looked too bright compared to everything else. In my opinion, the dyed hair looks less pastel looking and more neon in-game. There are a couple hairstyles it looks ok on (the curly bob and the braids for f!ryder both look pretty nice with the dyed colors) but most were brighter than I expected.
  • The CC angles the face down and is not in a neutral position: Don’t worry about this one too much, just keep it in mind while you’re messing with the height of Ryder’s facial features bc it does mess with the perspective a bit. I moved my character’s mouth up to what looked like an ok position in the CC, but in most cutscenes her mouth looks waaay to high.
These are the things I noticed gave the animations trouble, and they’re largely femryder centric. If anyone else had a different experience/wants to share more feel free to reblog!
What Your Sign Has Taught Me
  • Aries: People are forever moving, and just because you're content with being stagnant doesn't mean everyone else is going to be too.
  • Taurus: People are going to do what they want to do at the end of the day. No amount of "warnings" or "Oh but I love yous" are going to stop them.
  • Gemini: Words are more than just words when they are articulated with passion and emotion. Be careful how you use them.
  • Cancer: There is an extremely thin line between a "joke" and blatant mocking and insulting. Sometimes, we cross it without even thinking, and that's simply unhealthy.
  • Leo: You should never apologize for dressing up, or spending money the way you want to, or being happy. If you're not hurting anyone, you should do as you wish.
  • Virgo: Some people just like to complain. It helps to take the edge off. So when they don't have anything to complain about, they might just pull something out of thin air.
  • Libra: As far as your first instincts about people go, you should trust them, at least a bit. Maybe she really is fishy, or maybe he can be a real douche. Just keep it in the back of your mind.
  • Scorpio: Just because someone can hold an intelligent conversation, talk with you all night, and make consistent, beautiful eye contact, doesn't mean they're hopelessly in love with you.
  • Sagittarius: There is still love in "tough love." While it can hurt, it does not create the absence of caring, nor should it.
  • Capricorn: It's okay to look up to others. Sometimes, through admiring another person's qualities, we can learn more about where it is we would like to someday be.
  • Aquarius: Although many people do not change, a change is possible. Sometimes it's just waiting for the right moment to develop.
  • Pisces: Don't confuse an emotional, sensitive person for a good friend or a good lover. Someone can be totally self-pitying and not care one bit how you feel.
10 WAYS TO HELP AUTISTIC PEOPLE [BY AN AUTISTIC PERSON]:
  1. Be aware of your surroundings. Bright lights and too much noise are hell for autistic people. Is there anywhere quiet or dim that you could take them to if they got stressed? Is there a way to lessen the noise and/or brightness?
  2. Don’t tell us to “stop acting weird”. Chewing on things, flapping our hands, rocking on our feet, and so on are all natural, healthy behaviours that help us to process emotion and sensory input. Telling us not to do them is akin to telling an allistic (non-autistic) person to stop smiling.
  3. Most autistic people are happy as we are. Some would rather not be autistic, it’s true, but most of us just want to be ourselves without shame or stigma. It’s generally bad manners to talk to us about a “cure” or “treatments” for who we are.
  4. Non-verbal communication – vocal sounds, text or written communication, sign language, etc – are all valid forms of communication which we sometimes have to use. (Or always have to use, in some cases.) Sometimes, we have to text the person sitting next to us because we can’t talk. Please don’t try to make us use our voices when we’d rather not!
  5. Research autistic groups before supporting them. What do actual autistic people say about this group? We like self-advocacy groups, we don’t like allistic people trying to talk for us. Not every group that claims to help autistic people is actually our friend!
  6. Special interests – things which autistic people fixate on and obsess over – are healthy and important. Don’t make fun of us for getting really into things, even if they’re “childish” things like Minecraft or Pokémon. It’s incredibly hurtful when someone we like just dismisses our interests without a second thought.
  7. When an autistic person is having a meltdown or shutdown, listen to them! Don’t fuss over them or get up in their face. Just listen to what they want you to do to help them, if anything. Let them write or text it, if they have to, and keep your voice down!
  8. We don’t process the world the same way you do. Sometimes things which seem obvious to you require explanation before we’ll understand them. Sometimes an explanation you understand will be one that makes no sense to us. Please be patient. We’re not being difficult on purpose! We want to understand, we really do.
  9. Be understanding when we say we can’t do something. Our energy gets used up a lot quicker than yours. Often we’d really like to do something, but we just can’t, and it can be difficult for us to explain that. Don’t guilt trip us for not going out or whatever – we already feel really bad about it!
  10. Listen to our boundaries. If we don’t want to be touched, don’t touch us. If we want you to leave our possessions alone, leave them alone. If we aren’t up to talking, don’t try to make us talk. We need boundaries a lot more than you do, so please try to respect them. It’s common courtesy!

[I originally posted this on Facebook, but I decided to post it here, too.]

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‘’ He has too much of his father in him—– ‘’

Hair Magic

Originally posted by vintagetraveler

Enchant your hair ties! Use colors to help you enchant them:

*Purple - creativity 

*Yellow - joy

*White - protection 

*Black - wards off negativity 

*Green - prosperity and luck

And so on!

You can also enchant the way you do your hair! This is how I enchant my hairstyles:

*Ponytail - motivation/determination

*Bun - productivity 

*Braid(s) - calm and relax

*Dreadlocks - balance and harmony; passion (I have not had dreads, however, so the correspondence is not personal)

*Natural/down - success

You can also enchant wigs and hair dyes! 

Feel free to tweak the correspondences however you like and the next time you style your hair, add some magic~

In DC, a communist was sucker-punched by a Bernie supporter for saying ‘America was never great’. In Portland, anarchists broke windows at an anti-Trump rally and liberals started a fundraiser to replace them. And in Austin, the police have arrested at least 8 at anti-Trump protests since the election, brutalized some so badly that they had to get surgery, while 'pacifist’ liberals cheered on the police and even helped them arrest anti-Trump communists. From denial of support to rhetorical attacks to collaborating with cops against them to direct physical violence, 'anti-Trump’ liberals seem to be fighting harder against communists and anarchists who oppose Trump than they are against Trump and his supporters.

Why is this? The way I see it, it’s because class interests trump political views most of the time. Though liberalism, as the ruling ideology of capitalist society, is found among everyone to some extent (even the most committed communists), it is strongest among well-off white people. They’re the most offended by 'America was never great’ because America’s been pretty great for them. But we also see some oppressed-nations people embrace liberalism because they want to gain power and wealth for themselves within white supremacy.
It doesn’t matter that liberals claim to detest everything Trump stands for; consciously or not, they feel a lot more threatened by communism than they do by fascism. They care more about anarchists breaking store windows than cops breaking protesters’ necks because one is an attack on their interests while another is in defense of their interests. While liberals may try to work within the system to stop Trump, no matter how horrible his words and actions they won’t condone rebellion.

And make no mistake about it: rebellion is the only way you can really oppose Trump and what he stands for and destroy the conditions that give birth to Trumps.

—  Unknown