it helps to have pilot friends

Go for the thing you actually want to do.  

Many students, teachers and family told me studying 2D animation in school from 2009- 2013 was foolish because there were already no more 2D animation jobs, and that I should study 3D animation. But I hate rigorous, technical work, I honestly hate computers all together. I’m not built for that kind of thinking, and I’m not interested in it. I was and am far more interested in drawing and film making than mastering technology. I’m almost four years out of school now, and have now had far better career opportunities than many of my 3D classmates because I am passionate about what I do.

My senior year of college,  I narrowed the parts of the animation process that I am most interested in to writing and storyboarding. But, I was afraid to pursue those jobs because I knew from interning in studios that they were highly coveted positions. So, I went for cleanup and animation jobs, hoping to work my way up. I even got lucky and landed character design work down the line, though I’m not particularly interested in design. It was only when i started taking storyboarding classes, making storyboards in my spare time, pursuing storyboarding jobs, calling myself a storyboard artist, that those opportunities started to become available to me. And it turns out, I’m far better at storyboarding than I was at those other positions, because it’s the thing I enjoy the most. This is not to say “don’t take that cleanup job that pays the bills.” Take that job, and do online storyboarding classes at night, and read storyboarding blogs on your lunch break, make storyboard samples and comics in your free time on nights and weekends… Then, ask for storyboard tests, and test and test and test. It might take a while, no worries. Go ahead and put ‘storyboard artist’ on your website in the meantime instead of ‘illustrator’ or 'cleanup’ or whatever your more accurate fallback job is.

Don’t work in a studio in your fallback job and wait for someone to give you the opportunity. You might think because you are hard working at your compromise job, the management will reward loyalty with the job you politely asked for, or maybe were even too polite to actually ask for. They won’t give you that job. They probably won’t even help you get that job. So test within that studio if they’ll let you, and apply other places in the meantime while you keep paying the bills with that job.

There’s no excuse to me. Even people who want to direct can direct their own animated shorts in their spare time and build up a commercial directing portfolio from those shorts. You can do the same thing making crappy live action films with borrowed equipment in your spare time. It’s costly and time consuming, but you can throw your musician friend a couple bucks for the score, get a compositor buddy to throw effects on your short in exchange for some animation she needs, and buy a bunch of friends pizza to help you clean up scenes or hold lights or whatever. I’ve done it before.

I used storyboards as an example above, (read blogs during lunch, etc.) but apply that same tenacity towards whatever you want to do: vis dev, character design, comic penciler, stop motion fabricator, 3D modeler, whatever. I want to be a writer now, that’s the next hurdle for me. I’ve written two pilots and I’m taking it seriously, going to writing events, talking to people, refining my work and writing new material, and generally conducting myself as a writer. I have no idea how long, or even if this will take, but I’m pursuing it like it’s real because I enjoy writing, so I think I’d be good at it. Please don’t be one of these people that talks about all the stuff you’re “working on”, when you are really just thinking about working on that stuff. Too many of those in the world, please just go and get things done. “There are those who write, and those who talk about writing.” An adage I like. Apply it to whatever you like “There are those who design characters, and those who talk about designing characters…”

So please, everyone, go for what you want, don’t stop short now. You’ll be a lot better at your job when you’re doing the thing you like.

Worth the Wait- Poe Dameron

Word Count: 2385

Pairing: Poe Dameron x OC

Prompt: “Why are you looking at me like that” and Poe and OC friends to lovers.

A/N: Give me more Poe. This was so fun to write…best friends to lovers is my fav trope of all time besides love/hate I think!

“You really don’t have to sit here, Poe,” I said, casting the pilot a look from over my shoulder. “You gotta be exhausted.”

He was sitting on an overturned crate, chin propped in one hand as he watched me work. A crooked grin tugged at one side of his mouth. “What? And leave my baby all alone with you?”

I rolled my eyes at his teasing, but as I turned back to his ship, a small smile was on my own lips. “Honestly your “baby” might be better off in my hands than yours. Considering all the pain you’ve caused it.” I shined my light into the fuselage, double checking my work.

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Reminder that Keith loves Shiro more than anyone and the fact that he is shouldering the tremendous weight of his grief while still moving forward to lead is evidence of his incredibly strong will and dedication to the team. This is especially true now that we know the intensity of his emotions is due to his galra side and that it was Shiro who helped him learn how to cope. Which honestly sheds a whole new light on this:

Even struggling with his turmoil of emotions and galra nature, Keith still picks himself back up. He pilots Black despite hating the idea of replacing Shiro because he knows it’s what the team needs–knows it’s what Shiro would want. But he also really grieves Shiro, vows to never give up on him. And I really hope Shiro knows how loved he is, how Keith would give almost anything to have him back, how much Keith’s heart aches for him. Your friend desperately wants to see you. Shiro has someone who will never give up on him, and he deserves to know that. 

Something Just Like This

Summary: AU. This is the story of an ordinary couple with an extraordinary love.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 2,652 (without lyrics)

Warnings: language, fluff, sarcasm, pregnancy, mentions of bullying, illness, and death, song fic style

A/N: This is my oneshot submission for the poetic noble land mermaid @whothehellisbella and her Bella’s Cool Time Summer Jamz Mix Writing Challenge. My song prompt was Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers, Coldplay. I hope you approve and enjoy!

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Lance is a Boy #3

There wasn’t much to be said about Lance that was abnormal or out of the ordinary, at least for 3 weeks. You see, as a 17 year old boy you don’t exactly plan to fly into space in a giant blue lion, never to return home. You don’t exactly pack heavy for a one night adventure to go and see what’s up with a crashed alien ship.
You don’t pack clothes.
You don’t pack food
You don’t pack bathroom necessities.
Which means…
“Oh fuck.” A stabbing pain attacked Lance at approximately 3 o'clock in the morning. His hands flew to his gut and he winced. “Fuck fuck fuck!” He hissed under his breath, a chain of curses followed, though he wasn’t sure if it was out loud or in his head. “No no no no no” almost as soon as he realized what was happening he was in the bathroom with his boxers down and blood covering his inner thighs. “FUCK.” He thought he’d cry, he really did, but his face stayed dry and he got progressively angrier. It was a dry anger, a “I hate everything that’s ever been near me and whatever god cursed me with periods.” Instead of a wet anger like “I don’t have any cookies to cope and my parents are billions of miles away” and suddenly the tears came, but only with the thought, the sudden realization that he didn’t have anything to stop the bleeding with.
He was standing in the bathroom with only a shirt on, he had booked it down the hallway, thanking the stars that his bedroom was closest to the bathroom out of all the paladins. There was a moment of hesitation before he made a decision. He cleaned up and booked it back to his room with a roll of toilet paper. Throwing pants and tighter underwear on he stuffed toilet paper into his briefs. “Well I mean at least I don’t have to pack if I’m stuffing toilet paper in my crotch.” He tried to laugh at himself, he tried desperately to laugh at his joke but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. He sat awake that night, not even considering sleep, every time he felt any cramp, any time he moved, every single change and he looked down with an uneasy frown. It was one of the longest nights of his life and when morning rolled around he tried not to get up and search for allura before she was awake or before Lances usual awake time.
He walked out of his room around 7:30, about a half an hour earlier than usual but if anyone asked he’d blame it on a bad sleep. Allura was in the main piloting room with Shiro, as usual she was doing the morning check up on the castle, chatting with the Black paladin. The synthetic light hummed with a light orange, the colour that reminded him of daybreak. “G-Good morning Allura.” She jumped slightly, not used to morning visits, especially from Lance.
“Oh! Lance! You’re up early.” She noted lightly.
“Good morning Lance.” Shiro smiled at him and Lance walked over to them both, leaning against the panel that Allura was working on and Shiro was standing next to.
“Um I have… I kind of have a small… uh…question.” Lance avoided eye contact and put his hand over his face so Allura couldn’t see her- him, couldn’t see him. Lance kept trying desperately to remind himself that he was, in fact, a boy.
“Oh? What is it?” Lance uncovered his eyes to see Allura had paused what she was doing to look at him, Shiros curiosity peeked as well.
“Do alteans, you know…” he sighed, deciding to spit it out instead of beating around the bush. “Do alteans get periods?” The bluntness looked like a physical push at allura. She leaned back in surprise. Shiros jaw physically dropped, but he caught it quick enough.
“Well I- um you see we really-”
“Lance that’s not the kind of thing you just… ask someone.” Shiro cut in, his dad mode flicked on and a stern look in his eye.
“N-No shiro I didn’t mean it to sound!-” Lance clinged desperately to justification.
“Lance I said that’s enough.” Lance scowled back as shiros brow furrowed and allura stood there, usually opinionated she allowed shiro to continue.
“Please I need to know!” Lance spat back at shiro, he too was surprised by Lances words and pulled back as if he’d been struck, much like Allura had. “Please just-”
“Lance!” Shiro spat back at him, his soothing voice turned harsh. “It’s a personal question AND none of your business! You didn’t just go around on earth asking girls these questions did you? No. You didnt. And besides that how do you think you’d feel if you were female and had to go through these issues?” Lance stood there, taking in every word shiro said as if each syllable were a thousand daggers. “I think you need to go and cool down, Lance, come back when you’re ready to apologize, or you can say you’ve experienced these issues and are a girl, you’re not a girl, are you Lance?” Lance backed up and looked at Shiro in shock.
“N-No! Of course not! I’m not a girl! I’m a boy!” He felt his chest tighten, “a boy I’m a boy! Lance is a Boy!” He started repeating this to himself more than anyone else before looking to allura, snapping back into the present, she was confused and he looked to her and sighed, turning to leave.
“That was a little harsh, it WAS just a question.” Allura soothed Shiro who still fumed.
“It’s just.” He sighed, cooling into dad mode “he doesn’t have any respect for women, he always flirts with them mercilessly and I just think that this crossed the line.” His hand went up to massage his temples.
“Hm, maybe so, maybe he needed to hear it…”
Hunk. Gotta find Hunk, gotta find Hunk, Hunk knows, Hunk can help. Almost as soon as he left the Piloting area he started bolting around the castle looking for hunk, the only human who he told after coming out. His best friend. He veered around a corner and clashed with Hunk instantly. “WOAH!” They were on the floor and right as hunk was about to sit up he was pushed down again by Lance wrapping his arms around his neck in an enormous hug. His shoulders scrunched up and his head buried in hunks chest. “L-Lance?” Hunk was wary, Lance didn’t cry often, something must’ve happened, that’s when He noticed. Hunk squeezed tighter, in a comforting way. “Shh it’s ok.” His fingers ran through Lances short brown hair. “Shark week?” Lance weakly nodded his head and Hunk nodded in confirmation of what he already knew from a small red stain on Lances groin.
God knows how long it had been when Hunk was sure Lance was asleep and Allura and Shiro rounded the opposite corner Lance had come from, there was quiet conversation between them and he heard Lances name mentioned. It took a couple seconds but Shiro looked down the corridor and took off “Hunk?!” He was by Hunks side in a second with Allura. “What happened? Is Lance ok?!” Hunk grasped at any thought to come up with so he didn’t out Lance.
“I don’t know it must’ve been 40 minutes ago he was bolting around and ran into me crying, eventually I calmed him down but I didn’t hear why he was crying.” Hunk lied as best he could.
Shiros gut dropped and he groaned, he made Lance cry, what did he say? He was just defending Allura. At that second he noticed something and felt like a complete asshole. “Here let me carry him to his room.”
Hunk noticed shiros realization and denied Him this, continuing to not move “we’re fine right here thank you.” He was abrupt and Shiro looked like he was going to argue but decided that if Lance woke up to find Shiro carrying him it would end in an argument.
“I don’t understand is he ok?” Allura chimed in, innocently.
“He’s perfectly fine, I’ve got it covered.” Hunk glared at Shiro and they walked off, The black Paladin glancing over his shoulder just in time to catch the yellow paladins look.

…to be continued…

anonymous asked:

I'm so excited to see the way the plot unfolds after shiro disappears; how do you think keith is going to "discover" his "new powers" in relation to allura having recently discovered she has magical abilities, and the fact that he has to step up to lead the team at the same time?

I mean, I remain skeptical that Keith is really going to step up and lead.

The thing about Keith is he’s self-sufficient and competent, but this doesn’t mean good things for his character. Keith’s self-sufficiency is born out of necessity- that he’s good at taking care of himself is the nice way of saying he’s spent most of his life repeatedly deprived of people to rely on either practically or emotionally and so his reflex is to assume no one is looking out for him besides himself.

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Tyler Joseph / Twenty One Pilots Albums in Feelings
  • No Phun Intended: Wrapped under the covers in your bed in the dark. Others would hear silence, you hear voices. Criticizing, somber voices. Sleepless nights. Being alone. Longing. Shame.
  • Twenty One Pilots: Breaking down in front of someone. Pencil drawings during history class. Helping someone who has it just as bad. Dim, orange light peeking through your curtains as the sun sets. Promises. Honesty. Wanting faith.
  • Regional at Best: Walking down a sidewalk at noon on a sunny day. Unintended snapping. Acting like you're great all the time when you're great half the time. Monotone ramblings. Begging. Lonely summer days.
  • Vessel: Winter. Optimism. Alone, but not completely. Coming of age. Writing in an old notebook. Snow. Moonlight coming in through a window. Smiles without the teeth. Old hoodies. Bursts of light.
  • Blurryface: Growing confidence. Finding a real friend. Driving at night, driving fast. Wisdom. Been there, done that. Sympathy. Giving better advice than when you were young. Faking it sometimes. Still having some doubts. A lot of doubts some days. Forgetting. Remembering. Making good memories to always remember and never forget. Constants. Reading a reminiscent letter. Moving on. Helping others. Finishing a long journey. Seeing light at the end of a tunnel.
Dating Josh Dun would include...

Originally posted by jcsephsdun

*cuddle attacks

*burying his head in your neck / neck kisses


*tickle fights

*pillow fights

*him teaching you how to play the drums

*check kisses

*little dates at Taco Bell

*sitting on his lap as he plays the drums

*lots of fluff

*him being shy

*your parents loving him

*him playing with your younger siblings / cousins

*cute text messages

*facetiming every day when he’s on tour

*watching some of his (and tyler’s) concerts

*movie nights

*x-files marathons

*stealing his hats

*inside jokes

*tyler approving of you

*being good friends with jenna

*helping each other when they have a panic attack

*not being able to say no to josh’s puppy dog eyes

*josh not being able to say no to you

Thoughts On Lance

Came to a interesting realization about Lance today. Me and a lot of other people have never really liked Lance because he seems to be such a self-centered ass that doesn’t mind kicking Keith while he’s down, but there is this whole side of the fandom convinced he’s the most emotionally aware and supportive character on the team. We can’t both be right, and it’s always bugged me that we can watch the same show and have such vastly different and mutually exclusive interpretations of the same character. 

Today I realized we were both wrong. Lance’s character has a few more twists than either side has thought, so I’m going to run down what I’ve realized.

Under a cut, because long.

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Two Is Better Than One

PAIRING: Josh Dun, Brendon Urie x Reader 


REQUEST: Brendon and Josh threesome 

WARNIGNS: Smut and cursing. 

I sit on the couch between my two best friends, Brendon and Josh, a blanket draped over the us. The three of us have always been close since the moment I met the two of them. But, because we’re so close stronger feels begin to develop. I have started to have romantic feels for the both of them although I would never admit that out loud.

It is movie night, we try to have one a couple times a month no matter what, of course except when one of them is on tour. Tonight’s choice is The Mummy, my pick. I stare at the screen, fixing my eyes on what’s happening in the movie. I somehow get completely unaware of that’s happening around me because I am so transfixed by the movie.

I suddenly feel something on my thigh, I practically jump from the unexpected weight resting on my right thigh. I look to my right to see Josh looking at the screen with a smirk playing on his lips. I move the blanket to look at my lap and I see Josh’s rough, callus hand resting there. I move the blanket to it’s original position, returning my attention to the TV as I try to ignore the hand on my thigh.

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HELP needed! Calling everybody in the Rainbow Family!

This book needs your support.

It’s written by a queer author and features many LGBTQIA+ characters.

Lesbians? Check. Gays? Check? Pansexual best friends? Right here. Wanna have some badass bisexuals? It has them. Trans soldiers? No problem. Looking for genderqueer folks? Find them in this book. Aro besties who are also pro pilots? No problem. Ace single moms? Have it.

This book was self-published because it had ZERO chance to make it out in the cruel publishing world. It rubs people in all the wrong spots:

- it tells you marriage isn’t sacred

- it puts POC people in power AND as respected professionals in their field

- it has a mixed Middle Eastern and Slavic descent MC

- glorifies friendship over love (particularly possessive love)

- strong women. strong women everywhere

- Whut even are gender norms?

- No gender assumptions, tell your PRONOUN with your NAME

- self care

- no bullshitting about mental illness

- survivor trope without focusing on the trauma

- the military doesn’t give a shit about your gender as long as you kick ass

- I’m sorry, did I say ethnically diverse OC cast??

Help out by spreading the word, or better yet: read and REVIEW

Amazon will bury this book unless you help it.  It needs urgent reviews or it will DIE in the trenches.

Support Rainbow books by Rainbow authors!

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Four Times Part 2 | Baron Corbin

Title: Four Times (I told him I loved him) (Part 1)

Pairing: Baron Corbin/ Reader

Summary:  “I thought I fuckin’ lost you.”

Word Count: 5,324

Warning: Hospital environment, mood swings and spiraling emotions, talk of death.

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Whiskey is a free-roaming kittypet belonging to a bush pilot that is often out of town. (Her full name is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ;) ) Whiskey is friends with a lot of different kittypets, loners and rogues in the twoleg place and knows that her life is a lot more privileged than theirs. Her twoleg keeps her well fed and gives her a warm place to stay. To help her friends she’ll often sneak her food out to them or help them hunt. Whiskey loves kits and wishes she could have her own but she’s spayed so she can’t. She settles for being everyone’s auntie or big sis. She loves to kit-sit and play with the youngsters. She’s not a strong fighter, luckily she has more friends than enemies. 

anonymous asked:

If I wasn't planning on watching again, I'm fully done after this episode. That Emma erasure at the end was so fucking disrespectful. Henry had the audacity to say the first person to love him was Regina. He couldn't even stand her in the beginning. Horrible and disrespectful writing.

Oh, my sweet summer child. This is exactly why I said prior to the season starting that I would have to ignore the character of Regina/Roni because there was nothing there for me to enjoy.

The writing is disrespectful, but not to Emma … it’s a little disrespectful to Henry but it’s INCREDIBLY disrespectful to the character of Regina.

The rest is under the cut because I do have ER followers and friends that will entirely and vehemently disagree with what comes next and I am a firm believer that you shouldn’t hate read.

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Hello everyone!

I stopped using tumblr for a few years, but now I’m back.

Unfortunately, many fellow bloggers, that I used to follow and know, no longer post the same content I wish for, so I literally unfollowed almost everyone (sorry). But now, I’m lacking good content on my dashboard, so, if you post any of these subjects, please like this post!

  • Paramore
  • Fall Out Boy
  • All Time Low
  • Oh Wonder
  • Halsey
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • You Me At Six
  • One Tree Hill
  • Agents of Shield
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Teen Wolf
  • Gossip Girl
  • Friends
  • Supergirl
  • Doctor Who
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Riverdale
  • Supernatural
  • The Originals
  • Minimalist
  • Aesthetic
  • Design
  • etc…

By this list you can imagine what I’m fond of.

Do you have a similar taste? LIKE THIS.


My english teacher’s said, that I should develop my skills and try to talk with native speakers, but because in my country we don’t have much english-speaking people, welp, time to find friends on tumblr!!

I’ve tagged my interests, so if you want to talk with the weird one girl with really strange english, here I am, message me!!

/there are maybe not all my interests because I can’t remember all of them, sorry/

anonymous asked:

what's ur ideal voltron season 3?

keith is the new emperor of the galra empire and hes married to shiro. they have two space dogs–    ok but really: ideal s3 things that i also think are possible:

  • preKERBEROS FLASHBACKS!! the thing is, shiro going missing again basically parallels the first time keith lost him. so if there was ever a time to be reminded of that, it’s now. this goes along in the vein of something like no not again i can’t do this by myself again, but also references back to lines like “If it wasn’t for you, my life would be a lot different.” That thing he says about how shiro changed him is also important, because it means meeting shiro in itself was pivotal, so i think we’ll also get some flashbacks to that first meeting. and, like ive said in some other meta, black lion was able to project zarkon’s memories to shiro to help him understand their situation. if keith was still hesitant about the whole leading voltron thing, i see no reason why black wouldn’t share some of shiro’s memories to help encourage him.
  • I don’t want shiro to be gone forever, but i definitely want his absence to be felt. I want keith to have time to grieve and mourn again, i want the other paladins to have to try and rebuild whats left of their family. to pick themselves up and keep going. Remember when we all thought it would take like a season for the paladins to get back together and they did it in about two episodes? Yeah, i hope they don’t do that.
  • but!! i also want to see how shiro’s doing every now and again. like, if he’s in an alternate universe, maybe cut between that au and the current one every now and again. and yes, i would like to see him in an au, ideally one where he either never went to kerberos or they never formed voltron.
  • More pidge and lance interactions! They seemed closer in season 2 and i really liked that. Id like to see them go on their own mission together, something like In The Belly of the Weblum or The Depths.
  • speaking of weblums, more keith and hunk! keith is gonna be really hurting with shiro gone and he already is starting to open up and kinda let others in, which is v good for him. i think hunk kinda picking up on that and spending more time with him would be nice
  • Let hunk visit the rock he admires v much im sure they still miss each other a lot

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20 Years From Now

Daughter: Hey mom I like this band-

Me: omg I;m so sorry

Daughter: sorry?

Me: I’ll call the teachers

Daughter: why are y-

Me: to let them know that your grades will be dropping.

Daughter: why will-

Me: I’m afraid it’s all down hill from here.

Daughter: what are you talking ab-

Me: you might as well say goodbye to your friends.

Daughter: but i-

Me: want me to help you with your blog?

Daughter: I don’t even have a-

Me: you will.

Daughter: but-

Me: shh. it’s already done. theres no turning back