its not as easy as it looks

Pirate Diplomacy

A quick thing that I’m dedicating to @shoedonym, who had the idea of Killian threatening people while looking, well, like this.


It’s almost night time in Storybrooke. The hour between light and dark, where distances grow fuzzy and the eyes play tricks.

The thieving hour, it ought to be called. At least, in the opinion of a young criminal mastermind by the name of Jack Bradagan, who is probably given to more poetic flights of fancy than most thieves.

Storybrooke, he has discovered in the short time since he stumbled through a portal, is a very sleepy, unassuming town. The port is far less crowded than any he’s ever visited back home. In fact, at this hour, it’s all but deserted. There is no noise and light spilling from taverns beckoning sailors to drink and spend their coin, no brothel or loitering whore to be seen anywhere, no late-night gambling or merchant stalls.

He has his target. He has his crew. He also has a sword, and several knives hidden in strategic places upon his person. He takes a deep breath, then motions to the other four, and they make their way along the docks, to the lone sailing ship tied up at the pier. The Jolly Roger.

The gangplank is down. Jack leads the way up to the deck, almost giddy with excitement. The price he paid for the tip-off looks to have been worth it. It’s not nearly this easy to even board a ship back home.

“I don’t think you want to do that, mate,” says a man’s voice behind him. It’s a hard, world-weary sort of voice, a voice that has seen more than its share of thievery. It’s followed by a soft cooing sound that seems out of place. The voice goes on, “Turn around.”

Jack is already doing so. His heart is simultaneously somewhere around his knees, and trying to jump into his throat. He knows that voice, or rather, he knows what a voice like that means. It’s a voice used to giving orders. He’s heard it from many a captain, though never quite like this.

The man standing in front of him looks like he was made for thieving hour. He is dark-haired and dressed in shades of black and grey and navy, so that he seems to blend into the falling night, except for the pale skin of his face and hand. His one hand, which is currently holding a sword, the curved blade pointing at Jack. The other arm ends in a wicked curve of metal. More metal gleams at his belt: a strange-looking badge of some kind.

Strapped to his chest is a baby. Jack blinks, taken aback, but it is definitely a baby, cradled against the man’s chest, tiny hands flailing a little.

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Just finished watching Niall’s apple doc and am blown away by him and this solo process. It’s so big and public and personal, and he makes it look easy.

Taking a step back - when I’m reminded how old these guys are, what they’ve been through, how they comport themselves, how ppl talk about them, how much they respect musicians and other artists, past and present, how different and courageous and beautiful and talented they are as individuals, how crowds react to them together and as solo acts - I burst into tears.

They are so young, and they are so special. Jesus. Another boyband may very well come around and break their sales records and get more number ones. But there is nothing that can top this emotion and connection and evolution and global family and industry clout they have built.

ask-understuck-players-admin  asked:

Ooh! Can we see today's prompt with Frisk/Chara?

(How ‘bout both children.)

Day 21 -  You can find the answer in your heart. Literally. Now start digging.

A determined soul had its perks, you could mess with time and even death itself. But nobody said it was easy. Nobody said using determination was just wishing for time to turn back. You had to harvest the determination before you could use it.

“How can I do that?”, Frisk was sitting cross-legged in the void between life and death, following Charas pacing in front of her, with her eyes. 

“Well..it’s not really easy. But believe me, it will be worth it.”, Chara looked nervous but confident, determined. She wasn’t too fond of humans, but the younger kid grew on her, Chara developing a need to get the child through the Underground, no matter what.

But then they reached Undyne, the aggressive fish impaling Frisk on a spear and sending them out of their life. They didn’t die though. They stayed somewhere in between, their determination keeping them alive, they just need a small push back into life.

“So how do I get that?”, Frisk was still a kid, squinted, curious eyes looking up at Chara. Chara sighed, better get it over with fast, like ripping off a bandaid.

“ You can find the answer to that in your heart..well, or rather your soul”, Chara gave frisk a crooked grin, this won’t be pleasant.

“What’d you mean?”, Frisk started chewing on their sweater, eyes not meeting Charas. 

“Well…your determination is in your soul, right?”

Frisk nodded.

“But it’s no good in there, it can only keep you from dying and get you here, but you need to get your hands on it to actually use it.”

Frisk’s eyes widened, still confused, but a shiver running up their spine.

“You…you need to..well…”, Chara made a scooping motion with their hands, this was really uncomfortable.

Frisks mouth fell open, they scooted away from Chara, not afraid of the other child themselves, but rather of what they were proposing.

“You want to get out of the Underground, right? Not just stay here forever.”

Frisk looked at the little, red heart that was hovering in front of their chest since they woke up in this void. Just scoop out some determination and keep going, that didn’t sound so hard now, did it?

Frisk carefully cupped their hands around the fragile looking, glowing heart, running their fingers over the surface. It was smooth and warm, they could feel the motion all over their body, like stroking themselves with their fingers.

Chara watched with curiosity, not coming nearer, but leaning forward a bit.

They dug their fingers in there with more force, gasping out at the sudden pain, that replaced the stroking. 

“Chara, that hurts!”, they had already tears in their eyes, not touching the soul with their hands, leaning away from it.

“I know, I know, but keep going, you just need a bit and were both out of here”, Chara went over, placing a hand on their shoulder, smiling down at them in what they hoped was comforting.

Frisk slowly grabbed their soul again, eyes suddenly glinting with determination as they dug their fingers into the surface again. They flinched, gritting their teeth, tears spilling from their eyes. 

Chara watched with astonishment how they kept going until, with a sudden popping sound, their fingers dug through the surface.

With a yelp, Friks doubled over, letting go over their soul, curling up on the floor crying silently as the pain send shock waves through her body over and over, only slowly fading.

They felt a gentle hand, slowly stroking them over the back as the pain faded enough for them to feel something else again.

“See, all over already..”, Chara threw another crooked grin, helping them sit up again, Frisk cupping their still hurting heart with their hands. The hole was weeping a red liquid, which Frisk caught with her hands, closing her eyes.

“See you in a bit”, Chara said as the world faded into a red glow.

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i made these for personal use but i thought other cc artists might find them useful too 😭

anonymous asked:

Hello, just want to say I love your art, do you have any suggestions on how to draw poses?

I guess three things I think of when it comes to poses are line of action, straight vs curved, and weight. I’ll use this quick awkward doodle to demonstrate:

You probably know this one if you know animation. Everything in the drawing doesn’t necessarily have to stick to it, but its a good basis for the overall silhouette. Most examples I’ve seen stick to one line, but sometimes I experiment with two if I’m going for a more action-y, dynamic pose. Its best not to go over two (two is risking it) as that would just get too visually confusing.

This one is more for smaller details, such as the arms and legs. Its good if you want to go for a more stylized look, since real life humans never have completely straight lines anywhere on their body. It’s basically contrasting a straight line with a curved one so you get a clearer idea of where the volume is going. Check out this video if you want more info, which is where I referenced from!

An easy one to forget in my experience. A little trick we learnt in life drawing class is that in real life the nose should generally be parallel to where the most weight is, to make it look more balanced. You’ll notice too that the body gets more compressed where the most weight is, ie the left leg here.

Some of my own (colour coded) examples, although I’m still learning to apply these things ~

(Sometimes if the nose doesn’t line up with where the body is leaning, you have to balance it out with the limbs or other body parts. The amethyst one would not work if she wasn’t holding another character on her back)

I recommend looking up these techniques online or in art books as you’re bound to find more in-depth tutorials and examples. But overall I hope this helps!

*Look at the Moon sign too!

Aries child: They need fair and respectful boundaries. They don’t have good risk/danger comprehension so they need some form of limitation. But overbearing restriction, confinement, and grounding will cause them to rebel more and push to dangerous extreme. They need a lot of encouragement and support, they absolutely want you to be watching when they do master a new skill 

Taurus child: They need plenty of fresh air and outdoor time. They need to get their feet dirty, play with the sand, smell the flowers, and feel the sun. They also need a lot of tactile activity like fluffy blankies, soft throws, and textural toys. They really enjoy cooking, drawing, dress ups, and gardening with mum and dad. They also love to be sung to. Sing and dance with them as much as you can, they love hearing the sound of their own voice 

Gemini child: It’s important that they are read to, taught, and listened to. Parents are their teachers. Talk to them like you talk to your friends, and always invite their input into the conversation. They love to hear your voice and their own. They need to keep their hands busy so they need fidget toys. And be prepared with your trivial knowledge. Their favourite word will be ‘why?’, and they will be very dissatisfied with “I don’t know”

Cancer child: They need to be reminded that they are welcomed, loved, safe, and will not be left. A tranquil and validating domestic life is very important. These kids will feel like ‘running away’ when there is conflict or chaos. They will be very attached to their comforts like security blankets, bottles, dummies, and drink a lot of milk. They love to be read to 

Leo child: Never miss their school concert, recital, sport’s game, or whatever. They need plenty of validation, affection, praise, and recognition. If criticism is cruel and not constructive, it will haunt them through complexes for the rest of their life. They are more sensitive than they seem, and they may be very attached to mother figures. They need a lot of creative and social activity

Virgo child: Sometimes these children don’t feel safe or wanted. It’s important that they are reminded of their importance. Regularity and routine keeps them feeling secure and stable. They don’t like abrupt changes. They are more sensitive than they seem and they think that their own problems aren’t important enough to ask for help. They can be very picky eaters  

Libra child: They are little dreamers, it helps to inspire their intellect. Encourage them to make decisions, like give them the choice of outfit or hairstyle. These children love to be read to. Treat them like the little Princess or Prince they are, then when true, deserving, and worthy love comes they know they are important enough to accept it. If you are angry at them, their whole day will be grey

Scorpio child: They often spend a lot of time in their rooms. They love games like peek-a-boo or hide-and-seek and the concept of appear and disappear. Keeping secrets from these children is futile, they know everything that is going on even if you try to speak in code or facial expressions. They need to know that their sensitivity and emotions are valid, okay, and nothing to be ashamed of

Sagittarius child: They are easily stir-crazy so they need a lot of adventure, movement, play, and fresh air. They need a lot of running around, they need to tire their legs out. Severe regulation or restriction will make them aggressive. Dogs can be really good companions for these kids. It will be their best friend

Capricorn child: Who is the adult here? Sometimes having a Capricorn child can feel like this. They prematurely worry about things beyond their control. They need to be reminded that they are safe, that they are being looked after, and they won’t be abandoned for failure. They respond better when they are spoken to like adults, and they need a lot of validation, they need to know that their feelings are okay and worthy of being soothed

Aquarius child: If you can’t find them, they are exploring time and space. The Aquarius mind needs autonomy to blossom its unique genius. They are soothed by music and they love to dance. It’s easy for them to make friends, but it can be harder to find a ‘best friend’. They need to be reminded that they are accepted and loved for the person they are 

Pisces child: They live in two worlds, they have a great imagination and they love to be read to. They can be easily overwhelmed by loud noise and stimulus, so they need a lot of quiet and nap time. They are very in tune with the parent’s moods so it’s hard to hide when you are crying or upset, but it lets them know that they are not alone in their emotion and it’s okay to express these. They are natural water babies, but without early desensitisation they may be extremely scared of the bath, shower, or swimming lessons 

-C.

sorry guys if this is too questionable for you

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YOI Future!Verse ABO AU - Clothing Set

#01 - Yasha Katsuki-Nikiforov

I think sometimes you can learn a lot about a person from their clothing choices, and I’ve always sorta wanted to make some fashion sets ^ ^ So I’m making one for the OC kids, starting with the eldest as usual, Yasha! (He’s probably pre-teen-ish around here, maybe, idk)

Yasha still more or less thinks of himself as a boy (when he can be bothered to think about it at all) but loves flowers, pastels, and anything soft and gentle (in harsh contrast to his blunt as a bludgeon personality). And most importantly, he kinda just really hates wearing pants and underwear, when he can get away with full nudity… He takes the young!Victor flower fairy aesthetic to the next level. He can be very picky about what he wears, and usually prefers expensive but relatively unknown specialty brands. His parents, especially Victor, are more than happy to indulge his tastes.

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

This post features the Victor x Yuuri kid, Yasha.

BASICS and timeline of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

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

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

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

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

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