its time to start editting again


do you know that (8/8) : bts edition

anonymous asked:

How long is Satsuriku no Tenshi? I've been thinking about getting it since it looks neat and you've been hyping it up, but I'm still not sure of getting it with the $10 price tag, especially if it's short.

i have 14 hours on it ! 

I want to play it again from the start because I’ve missed content, there is a lot of it (zack has a lot of dialogue especially when you examine things or talk to him a lot of times and examine inventory) and once you finish the game once i think it’s worth it to go back through it again. I think it was worth the price!

edit: This screencap alone should convince you

I was just thinking about that time Nick had to restart SOTT three times on the radio because he kept talking over the vocals during his link. And Fiona was teasing him “you realize you’re a DJ?” and he was like “isn’t there more piano at the start???” Which YES, there is, but not on the radio edit that BBC uses, and I am just SO HERE for Grimmy listening to Harry’s album on his own enough that he’s used to that version instead of the radio one ❤️❤️❤️❤️

So after not touching this for over a year, I started working on it again by changing the bat at the bottom to match my friend’s current one, haha. And then I’m gonna add Jolyn’s bat in the water as the final piece before I finish coloring. Mostly just posting this as a reminder to keep working on it and actually finish it (along with the handful of other things sitting at near completion that I haven’t touched for similar lengths of time).

Edit: here’s a direct link since tumblr is doing its weird resizing thing again >:(

Every time I rewatch season 3 I’m like “wow this is gonna be great, I get to witness once again, one of the most beautiful stories on television!!” I’m all excited, laughing at all its little quirks, giddy through all of the iconic moments and music, in awe of the acting, writing, directing, cinematography, editing. I’m crying through everything but I’m managing then… episode 8 hits an I’m


And don’t even get me started on o helga natt

y’all, i just recently hit 600 followers and i just wanted to take the time out and say… THANK YOU! i am so glad to have started a simblr a few months ago, because the love and creativity that this community has inspired me greatly and has been a fun, creative outlet for me especially with school going on. it’s a beautiful escape and i thank every one of y’all for making this experience a great one & of course, for following me!!! 

enjoy this edit of Luna’s “surprised yet thankful” face lmao. (it was just this random emotion pose so i dont really know whats going on but i just came to the conclusion its that lmao)

anonymous asked:

Any tips on rekindling your excitement about your story? I feel I get very excited about new ideas and can quickly hash out a couple chapters right at first but after a while I get disenchanted with the story and my motivation to write trails off. Any advice on how to stick with a story? Or is it just that I haven't found the right story to write yet? Thanks a bunch!!

Hi nonnie! Thanks so much for sending this question in - sticking with our stories is something I bet an awful lot of us struggle with at times (god knows i do) so I think this is something that’s important for us to focus on. I’m going to split the answer into three main parts in order to give proper focus to the question - how to stick with a story during writing, how to keep your excitement for a story, and how to know if this is the right story for you.

How To Stick With Your Story:

I’m sure plenty of us know this feeling: you get a new idea and its just the most wonderful exciting idea ever. It practically writes itself! Except of course, it doesn’t. And so slowly we begin to lose interest. Until a new oh so exciting idea pops into our heads and off we run with that one. But how can we avoid throwing the old story away?

  1. Plan, plan, plan. I can’t stress enough the importance of planning before starting a story - now those wonderful people who can just write and follow through can feel free to ignore this, but for people like me and the asker a huge part of the reason why we might become disenchanted with a story is simply that it lacks direction. In our enthusiasm, we often sit down to write before we really know where this thing is headed or what we’re doing with it - so remember to sit down and work out the beginning, ending and all the wobbly bits that happen in the middle. If you need help on how to do this check out the planning tag here.

  2. This next one is a bit unorthodox and certainly not for everyone but it works for me so I’m gonna drop it here anyway: don’t be afraid to write multiple things at once. I know, I know it seems like a recipe for disaster and it will certainly take longer to get any one project finished but hear me out. Sometimes, you’re going to want to follow through on a new idea even when you really shouldn’t give up on the old one so it can help to keep focused on both just so long as you make sure not to neglect one of them or let it fester. I keep things in order by making sure my projects are at very different stages in their development - so Noir is on its second draft (rewriting before editing), The Poet is on the first draft (actually writing) and Clarence Graves is in the middle of outlining (planning stage). Again, this won’t work for everyone so don’t worry if its not for you!

  3. Stop worrying so much. Remember that there is plenty of time to fix any problems in later drafts, you have all the time in the world. For now, just keep slogging on with the book in all its imperfect glory. Love it for its flaws.

  4. Don’t over research before you get started. Yes, I know I said that planning was super important. But there’s a big difference between outlining the basic plot so you know where you’re going and researching every tiny minute detail. Will it eventually matter if that particular expression existed in your time setting? Yes. But that is a problem for you to work out when editing. For now, simply make a note of it and keep on going. Nothing will turn you off a story faster than micromanaging yourself.

  5. If you’re the kind of person that hates to let others down then tell as many friends and family as possible that you’re going to write a book. Get them hyped up for it. When you begin to lose interest, let them push you to keep going. I even had a deal with a friend of mine at one point that he was allowed to punch me in the arm if I gave up on the book I was working on - whatever works for you, but let your loved ones keep you going even when it gets tough.

  6. Take care of yourself while you’re writing. It’s important to take breaks - have a snack, a drink, maybe go for a short walk or have a stretch. If you don’t take care of yourself during your writing time, you’ll begin to look on that as the time that gives you eye-strain and a headache from staring at the screen all day, and leaves you full of aches and pains from being slumped in your chair, and that’s no way at all to encourage you to get back to it the next day. If you need advice on how to make your writing space nicer and more comfortable to help with this self-care, check out how to make a writer’s nest.

  7. Here is probably the most important piece of advice I can give for any writer: just say fuck it and break the rules. Part of the reason why you might be getting bored with your story, is you’re not focusing on what you’re passionate about but getting bogged down in other people’s expectations of you / what you think the reader might want. It’s time to just say, screw all of that and write what you actually want to write. Break the genre conventions, do things no one else has, write what makes you happy, write what scares you. Write the things that only you can write. I promise that your writing will be all the better for it.

  8. Finally, there’s something that you might not want to hear but is just plain true: sometimes you just have to force yourself to get your butt in your seat and start writing. If this is something you want to do for a career then its like any other job - you show up and put the hours in even when you don’t want to. It’s a battle of wills but sometimes you really do just have to be stern with yourself and write something that isn’t as exciting as it was when you started.

This is getting a bit long but if you want to read the rest of my tips, you should check out the full blog post here.

anonymous asked:

Part 1/ I've been whatching your work for a while and you made me realize I want to start drawing again... however it's frustrating for me because whenever I have time to do that I only have pencils and they make me feel like I'm not good at all.

Although a tablet would expedite transitioning from traditional to digital, it’s not strictly necessary; there are plenty of people who draw with a mouse using brushes to account for limitations in movement (Andrea Koroveshi for one). As for programs, there are a lot of free alternatives :

Drawing Programs : (edited w sugestions from the replies!)

  • MSPaint (Windows) | Free
  • Gimp (Mac/Windows/Linux) | Free : Reminiscent of MSPaint but actually has a lot of Photoshop-equivalent tools.
  • OpenToonz (Mac/Windows) )| Free : Open source version of Toonz (used by Ghibli). Currently incredibly buggy. +Animation capabilities.
  • Fire Alpaca (Mac/Windows) | Free 
  • Paint Tool Sai (Windows) | Free(?) 
  • Krita (Mac/Windows/Linux) | Free : +Animation capabilities. 
  • Clip Studio Paint (Mac/Windows) | Paid : + Animation capabilities.
  • TVPaint (Mac/Windows) | Paid : +Animation capabilities.
  • Toonz (Mac/Windows) | Paid : +Animation capabilities. 
  • Photoshop (Mac/Windows) : I’d recommend you get one of the earlier single-payment versions if you can find it rather than paying a monthly fee for cloud. +Animation capabilities but it’s incredibly painful for any versions below CS6.

Programs with excess capabilities (+ well-designed user interface!!) will ease your process but ultimately the result is in the abilities of the artist.

As for myself, I’ve been using Photoshop CS5 for the majority of my experience, but I can attest to Sai + Krita as popular, decent alternatives. For hardware, I’ve used a 9yr old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet for the past 6 years- so a pretty reliable long-term investment if you can afford some expenditure (you can get it for half of what I paid for it anyway, on Amazon). I’ve also dropped it an incredible number of times without replacing any parts or needing to buy extra nibs; it’s pretty sturdy!

There are however alternative + much cheaper tablets as well :

Drawing Tablets : (edited w suggestions from the replies!)

As for pencil-work, although the result may not be as readily satisfying if you particularly admire digital art, in the end, it really is the penultimate medium for rapid visualization, iteration, and getting your ideas down on paper. Consequently, it is the fastest means to approach studies, which will only help you in experimenting to find the best possible solution/foundation for an image/design. These developed skills and eye for design are then transferable to any medium you end up using in the future.

Matt Nava, probably my overall favorite, has beautifully communicative, seemingly effortless pencil sketches. Here are some excerpts from the Journey artbook :

and some work from Abzu :

Plugging a friend’s work- you can get pretty incredible drawings with just graphite/ pencils:

(Image by Stacy Lee : Tumblr | Behance)

But as a traditional alternative, you could also consider using pen/ink. It’ll give your work a more finished looking appearance without requiring any intense rendering. 

Kim Jung Gi is well-known in this field, especially considering he constructs his images mentally and inks directly without an underlying sketch like a crazy person. 

Plus it’s Inktober!

@aearyn hijacked a random guy’s post about him buying a betta in a bad condition from a pet store and giving him a proper aquarium and care, to tag me, because I had once mentioned to her I have a goldfish with a similar story.

So, not gonna hijack that guy’s post again, but will still show off my goldfish. Forgive the photo quality, terrible phone and no real camera.

First, there’s Ardun [Kothe]. Nothing remarkable about him, except he’s fully white (a pretty rare occurence), and I’ve had him for the past four years. He’s gigantic at this point, his body is the size of my palm, and upgrading my aquarium so he has plenty of room to swim now as well is a priority of mine. He’s a cheeky fuck who you can pet and hand feed.

I bought him originally with a golden tankmate, but that one died a couple of years ago due to a mistake of mine watching the water quality. Lesson learned. But because Ardun was getting huge, I didn’t want to rush into buying him a new tankmate.

One day, though, I was in a pet store to buy some food and check the fish. I usually check the animals from pet stores out because I’m an idiot who loves animals to bits and would buy every single one of them if I had the money and room. But I wasn’t planning on buying anything at this point.

The goldfish they had were about a couple of inches in size, usual stuff, the pet shop I go to doesn’t stock much bigger ones. Nothing unusual, bunch of varied breeds and colors, all pretty.

Until I saw there was a single goldfish in another tank, being harassed by the smaller fish. I was wondering why they separated him, since it’s pretty known that a lot of small fish are mean assholes towards goldfish, but I noticed he was also fully white. Again, a rare coloration. Maybe someone had reserved him and the people in charge didn’t have a better idea on how to put him to the side? Who knows. Well, after a bit, I noticed it looked deformed, so I got closer to check exactly what was wrong.

He had a butt ugly face, the ugliest goddamn goldfish I’ve ever seen, and was missing an eye. I had to have him. I went to the girl, “hey, i’d like to buy a goldfish”. “Sure”.

Usual stuff. Gets the net, gets her ladder, goes up, asks which. I point that one out. She must’ve asked ten goddamn times if I am absolutely certain I want that one. “Well, is it reserved?” “No.” “Then it’s for sale?” “Well, I mean… yeah, but… we weren’t gonna sell him actually… he’s deformed, and missing an eye, we were gonna return him to the breeder for a refund.” “So, he’s for sale technically.” “Yeah.” “Then that one.” “Are you absolutely positively sure?” “Yes” Then she gave me this shrug and look that translated to “well, it’s your money…”

I was goddamn giddy, like socially awkward, obviously giddy, and the girl must’ve thought I’m fucking insane. But I had him. My last money in a long time, too, as it happened. You have to understand, in here goldfish are EXPENSIVE. I know they’re the cheapest fish in the US and other EU places, but in here they’re one of the most expensive. The only things more expensive are rare plecos and rare saltwater fish or cichlids. I blew 25 euros I didn’t really have on this fucker, and buying him, seeing how terrible he looked, deformed, with nipped fins, I was sure he wouldn’t survive a week.

I introduced him to the tank, and for the first week, all he did was hang out between Ardun’s tail veils, afraid of everything, me, the cats, sudden movements, loud noises, even the harmless cory cats. But with time, he built confidence and started swimming separate from his surrogate bodyguard.

I’ve had him for over a year. He grew quite a bit, but his favorite spot to idle is still between Ardun’s tail veils. If I see it at some point again I’ll snap a photo of that too.

His name is Kilrogg Deadeye because I’m a goddamn nerd.

I’m so scared

That I’m going to jinx myself by posting on here, but I’m excited and I feel like telling anyone who will hear me… I’ve been going back and editing old chapters of Monster in preparation for my return to posting… Anyways I’m on chapter 6 already and I just started this week. I feel like that’s pretty good seeing as the chapters are all stupid long… And its not like I have a lot of time… I’m still working and doing mandatory overtime everyday and on weekends and stuff. So if it wasn’t for stupid work I’d probably have a lot more done. I’ve also been riding my horse Hank again after a long absence of that too on weekends, so that’s been really refreshing and nice too. One of my best friends is getting married at the end of June and I’m a bridesmaid so I’ve been helping with that too… My point is I’m super busy, so MAKING time to look at my stories which I hadn’t even glanced at in over 3 months really excites me.

Anyways hopefully I keep at it and will be back to posting in the next month with all old chapters revised and edited. I sure could use that again in my life…. Reading this again reminds me how much I love writing and story telling. And also how much I miss this story particularly! How much I miss writing Gajeel’s arrogant personality and Levy’s little relatable thoughts. Again I hope I didn’t jinx myself by saying anything XD 

I hope you guys are well. I feel like its been forever since I’ve really said anything to anyone, but I’ve been creeping around reading stuff here and there as well as enjoying the new art and reading the manga as always. Can’t believe Fairy Tail will be ending soon. Then what will we do?! Just keep creating I guess… right? :/

Heart: Red

a/n: 1800k words! NarKik nsfw Pt. 2 of WESTWORLD!AU @narkik-weekend Also full disclaimer: I love @narkik with my entire heart and soul and I am very sorry this isn’t the best thing in the world, even though the AU and the characters are!

Act 2 starts with her. And this is the part of the story where he can replay time and time again. He won’t remember that she is not of this earth; not cut from the same cloth. He won’t remember that she is created by an orchestra of men in a warehouse, frozen forever in the age she was blueprinted with. He won’t remember that he requires things to survive; food, water, necessities- and she does not. Will not. Has not.

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okay so since a couple of people asked me already, here is my tutorial on how i color manga caps! this way is pretty simple as im still learning and trying new things. it’s a bit time consuming and you’ll need a basic understanding of photoshop, but overall it’s not very difficult!

the first thing is find a manga scan you want to use. this is the one im using its shishio from hnr of course

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before we do anything make sure you’re on RGB mode (image>mode>RGB color) otherwise colors wont show up. 

duplicate the background layer and make sure only the background copy visible

okay now for some cleaning and rendering stuff! luckily this particular mangacap is already pretty well cleaned, but if not i usually adjust levels, or duplicate, filter>blur, and multiply a layer on top which should take away any pixelated icky things. also remember the stamp tool is your friend. sorry i wont really go into detail with all this ahh

theres a bunch of different ways to render, but what i personally think is the easiest for manga caps is using color range! just click on the rectangular marquee tool and then right click on the image and choose color range. now click on a white part of the cap and press ok.

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when it’s all selected, hit ctrl + x to delete the background. crop out everything else you don’t need and it should look something like this: 

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erase (or select and cut with lasso/pen tool) anything you don’t want. here i erased everything in the background and i usually erase the little grey shading spots around the neck, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as a personal preference.

tip: if you want to make sure you got everything, put a dark/black layer underneath! (new layer>edit>fill>black)

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HECK YEAH NOW ITS COLORING TIME !! pat yourself on the back you’ve done well im proud of you bby 

(here is a color palette i made especially for shishio a little while after i made this tutorial. you can grab skin tones and stuff from there idk)

first, you have to duplicate your background copy again. you should have two background copies now. layers are important !!! each thing you color will have a new layer between the two background copies 

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i usually start with the skin. i use a normal hard brush and erase any mistakes as i go. i just noticed i picked a horrible color but its okay because you can always fix colors later again, using a black layer behind is pretty convenient to see if you’ve missed anything or if you’re coloring outside of the lines

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you would normally repeat this step for hair, clothes, etc. (also another remind to make sure you make a new layer underneath the previous for each thing you color !!!!!) but since shishio’s hair is already colored in, you’ll find that photoshop won’t let you color over it. now you’re going to need to hold on to your anime plushies and body pillows, because things are going to get a bit complicated 

if you want to color the actual hair, make a layer above the background copies and set it to screen. however, im only coloring in the highlights so you would do the same thing except set it to multiply.

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the eyes will also be above the background copy. set it to multiply.

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once you have a base color for everything, it’s time to shade!

make a new layer above the layer you’re going to shade and create a clipping mask. this basically makes it so it will only show up on things you colored on this previous layer (try coloring a spot outside of the skin, you’ll see what im talking about)

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i cant really explain how to shade, since im not very good at it myself but after you figure out where the light source is, just try to picture where the shadows will be.

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im sorry i dont have a tablet but i tried my best with my mouse to show you how/where i shaded

 i used a soft brush (0% hardness) with 55% opacity to shade around the forehead, neck, nose, ears, jaw, and clothes

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resize to 500px and add backgrounds, textures, adjustments and stuff or throw a psd or two on there to make things nice as such:

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extras: (don’t ask me why i do this, it just looks cool okay) flatten all the layers excluding the psd and make two copies —

filter>blur the first copy and set to multiply
set the second copy to screen

change the opacity according to what you think looks best 

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this was my final product: 

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i hope this helped at least a little! im sorry im not very good at explaining, ive never done a tutorial before, but if you have any questions or need some clarification please ask. good luck!~

Crystal Episode 28- Tuxedo Uranus

princess and the pauper | pt.3

I’m sorry for all the dragons, all the villains and the nightmares in our little fairytale. But I will heal your scars and wounds with my love and one day, we will be free of monsters in out happy ever after.

pairing: jimin | reader ; royal!au, pauper!jimin
words: 5.5k (kmn)
genre: fluff & impending angst
summary: royalty was no adventure to you. but when you find yourself in depths of the kingdom for the first time, you didn’t expect to find your favourite adventure in the heart of a pauper florist.
a/n: as i mentioned, its heavy af so thats why i wrote a lot. i came back from indonesia 2 days ago and started it like tuesday night so I’m sorry of its not up to your expectations because i’m not as sharp so its not well edited :/ i will be flying off again to australia tomorrow night:)))))))) might drop a few drabbles of pauper!jimin here and there hehe

pt.1 pt.2 pt.4

“My Queen, I believe – “

But Queen Jung had the large cherry oak wood doors swung open, trembling hands gripping on the brass handles, flying wide open to unceremoniously meet the king’s calm gaze across the study room.

“H-how dare you?” She demanded, her voice dripping with anxiety as she swiftly made her way towards her husband, her gown swishing from side to side hastily.

“What is the matter this time?” The sigh that fell from the king’s lips felt too calm and a little too annoyed for this situation that it infuriated the queen even more.

“How could you organize a ball within two weeks? Without none of the family’s acknowledgment?” Queen Jung exasperatedly questioned, her hands violently shaking at her sides as she frowned upon her husband.

“This is just a ball –“

“This is a important ball meant for Y/N and her future!” She interjected, her fists gripping the edge of the desk, her words getting softer and dangerous. “And you are doing this without her consent.”

“I am only doing what is right. Y/N must go on with this, whether she likes it or not,”

“But she doesn’t even want it to begin with!”

“She is in love with a commoner and I cannot let that happen, my queen,” King Jung affirmed, his voice still maintaining its calamity. “She disobeyed the rules. I’ve discussed this with the royal Kim family and they agree to it. She will go through with it as well.”

With lips quivering, and the hope dwindling to pathetic bits at the bottom of her heart, Queen Jung softly requested. “Please, for Y/N, just cancel this ball.”

Sighing softly as he met the solemn look in his wife’s eyes, the king only leaned back in his chair. “I’m sorry dear. I will have the ball and that’s final.

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anonymous asked:

*Spoiler*I love the part when Jem dies and Will feels PHYSICAL pain like it's terrible but it's so beautiful they love each other so much I just can't

rghhh I love hated this part so much The first time I read/heard that part I was listening to the audio book with my mom in the car and the second I heard it say Will was in pain bc of something to do with Jem I flat out started bawling and we had to go back and listen to it again because I was crying so hard But it’s in Chapter 14 ‘Parabati’ page 310 of the first edition of Clockwork Princess in hardcover

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