just call me a graphic designer

anonymous asked:

Leela! This was my favorite live show! This one really felt so warm and cozy and he looked so happy and soft and was talking to us like a friend with how he was talking about his feelings and mental health and just trying to explain things without giving too much away and ahh I love Daniel Howell so much! I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

where to begin y’all. everything that you said and more–this live show was just so great. it wasn’t one of the ones that maybe necessarily gave us tons of new insight into dan or phil or their lives, but it was so good because dan is so clearly doing okay right now. he’s happy. it’s radiating off of him. maybe part of it is the stark contrast to how he was in live shows during feb/march, maybe part of it is our own confirmation bias and our desire to connect this dan—live and taking time out of his evening to speak with us—to all of the big changes we’ve been seeing from him,,, but regardless, in an absolute sense, dan is definitely happy and that is probably the fundamental reason why this live show felt so lovely. 

i went back to read some of my notes on his last few live shows before writing this one and it was surreal to see how many of my comments were about how negative he was being. he inserted a joke about wanting death or being an ugly rat or failing at most things in life so frequently. he constantly berated his own approaches to various things in his life and alluded to struggling with a lot of his own internal thoughts. in contrast, this live show contained a grand total of zero comments regarding death. zero comments about being ugly or terrible. he of course noted flaws in his approach to youtube and things of that nature, but he didn’t really criticize himself for them, and instead pinned them back to his own mental health and the way his personality works and offered up constructive ways that he’s thinking about dealing with all of it. it was like watching,, not a different person, but a strangely calmer person—someone who has clearly spent some time reflecting on these things and has gotten himself to a better and calmer headspace. 

the best part about the happiness in this liveshow for me is that it wasn’t really communicated through words (he never actually said that he’s really happy or excited or anything like that.) and it wasn’t like he totally avoided talking about his fears or his flaws in a way that would actually be disingenuous. it was all a bit more subtle and (to use his own refrain) ~authentic~ than that. it was there in the way he couldn’t get through so many sentences without breaking into a laugh or a big smile. it was there in the way he talked about the audience—a bit gushy at times, but mostly fond and appreciative. genuinely. it was there, of course, in the little asides he shared about phil and about their plans for the future. it’s fun to think about what may have helped this shift along. maybe it was time away in singapore, taking a step back to reflect on how far they’ve come and how much they’ve achieved and how very bright their future looks regardless of its specifics, or maybe it’s because the hard things he’d been dreading (like moving on some level bc it’s stressful, and also the ‘rebrand’) are now over and done with and he can just settle in the aftermath. and all of this sort of fits with what we know of the person that dan has been basically forever. he’s someone who spirals and even anguishes in the stretches of time before a decision is made. he doubts himself and he fears being scrutinized or judged. he’s afraid of what people will say but at the same time wants to be above all of it and make decisions that reflect what he really wants. it’s clear that the last couple of months, just from what we know and what he’s told us, have been filled with these sort of troubling internal struggles, but dan has also always been the person that appears to find solace and fulfillment in the certainty of a decision being made. he seems to be much more at ease once he has figured out the right way to proceed and actually executed it, because even if the decision backfires or goes wrong, he’s okay defending it, he’s okay because he knows he thought it through and did what felt best to him and whatever comes from it is of secondary importance. sticking to a choice you’ve made, or believing in that choice, is a lot easier than a belabored process of weighing between options and thinking about how each option reflects on who you are as a person. all of this to say. i’m glad that for the time being things seemed to have calmed down, and he’s happy. i’m glad he wants to share so much of that with us. i thought i’d go through some specific insights by general topic area, under a cut for once bc in actuality this is the longest thing i’ve ever written about them it’s obnoxious~~

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anonymous asked:

Lisa hiii i come here with an odd request of a ficrec. Do you know any fics theres banter in it? Like the harmless fun kind where they tease and sass the eff out of eachother and or be cheeky? Thank you buba if you do xx

Banter Fics

Escapade : In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.

This Wicked Game : An AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.

Just Me, You, And This Box of Matches  : Louis is fairly sure that his new neighbour is going to destroy him. And also their apartment building, and the dumpsters outside, and all the forests within a thirty mile radius. But. Mostly him.

Never Be : The one where Harry Styles moves to Connecticut from England for nine months as a part of a study abroad program, and he just so happens to move in with Louis Tomlinson and family.

Turning Page : Harry Styles tries to get lost in a place he’s never been.  Louis Tomlinson has been perfecting the art of being lost for years. What they don’t expect to find is each other.

Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can’t Lose : American Uni AU. Harry Styles is a frat boy football star from the wealthy Styles Family athletic dynasty. A celebrity among football fans, he knows how to play, he knows how to party, and he knows how to fuck (all of which is well known among his legion of admirers).Louis Tomlinson is a student and an athlete, but his similarities to Harry end there. Intelligent, focused, independent, and completely uninterested in Harry’s charms, Louis is an anomaly in a world ruled by football. A bet about the pair, who might be more similar than they originally thought, brings them together. Shakespeare, ballet, Disney, football, library chats, running, accidental spooning, Daredevil and Domino’s Pizza all blend into one big friendship Frappucino, but who will win in the end?

Wild and Unruly : Harry is a cowboy sitting on the biggest oil reservoir in Wyoming, and Louis is the paralegal assigned to pressure him into selling his land.

Atlas At Last : He doesn’t know what he had been expecting out of the road trip itself besides burping contests and too much shitty gas station food with Oli and Stan, but in the brief moment before Harry ambles up his driveway, Louis idly wonders if this is about to become some sort of Gay Coming of Age story.Maine to California in ten days. In which Zayn’s an open-shirt hippie they meet somewhere in Ohio, Liam’s the pastor’s son running away from home, and Niall’s the number they call on the bathroom wall.It’s 1978. Harry and Louis are just trying to get to San Fran in time for the Queen concert.

Relief Next To Me : AU. What happens when a baker and a graphic designer meet via a very specific Craigslist post? Fate, friendship, food, and maybe more.

Speaking of Marvels : AU. Louis is a nanny in suburban New Jersey, and the neighbors’ son is home from college for the summer. It was supposed to be a fling.

Come Along With Me : An AU where Harry is a magician and Louis doesn’t believe in such a thing.

Do You Hate Me? (Part 3/?)

Originally posted by kaimilky

A/N: Hey guys! this part will consist of a flashback, this flashback will tell you the origin of the story, I hope you guys will like it. I was writing this while listening to Little Mix - Secret Love Song (sigh), maybe that song could get you into the mood. Enjoy reading guys!

Summary:  (y/n) and Park Chanyeol used to be friends, chat with each other, until one day, he keeps ignoring her, what could possibly happened between them?

Warning: some curse words, mix of angst (mostly angst tho) and fluff, insecurity, grammar mistakes, bad english

High School AU

Park Chanyeol x Female Readers  

Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4

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(Translation) Aishuu no Ori vol. 1 + Animate tokuten

愛執の檻 [R18! Please proceed only if you’re above 18!]

CV. Shirai Yuusuke

T/N: Commissioned! Thanks for the regular patronage :) This is my last commission for the time being bc I’m busy with moving houses and all, but I will probably reopen it again in mid Oct-late Oct, after I settle everything.

Anyway, this dude tho lmao… Actually I thought he sounded a little mature in the beginning but when the actual hanky panky is happening his pitch goes up :^)

and Major spoiler but that baby talk in the end got me thinking of that anon some days ago who asked for “baby-making” CDs lmao. Now here you go, anon, Shirai Yuusuke for your babymaking needs ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) not literally of course ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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We’re 3 months away from this glitter-bomb and they gave us some stuff to scream about. I think I’ll do just that. I took my sweet time putting this together, I know, but there’s a fair bit to unpack and a lot to be excited about so, let’s go through it all!


Okay, so first things first: people are calling this a 2D movie and that’s not really that accurate.

It certainly has some 2D elements, like the backgrounds, but the style of animation only makes the characters look 2D, when in fact they’re 3D models.

You can tell in how they move. If I were to give you a still screen shot, you might guess that it was from a 2D animation, but in motion, you can tell what it actually is: cel-shading.

I had a hunch that’s what it was so I asked a storyboarder who worked on the MLP movie (and the show) if I was right and she said: 

The program they’re using is ToonBoom, which does rigs with 2D toon shaders, among other things!

You know, I don’t often call things, but I fucking called it. Let me have this. Just to give you a quick definition from Wikipedia:

“Cel shading or toon shading is a type of non-photorealistic rendering designed to make 3-D computer graphics appear to be flat by using less shading color instead of a shade gradient or tints and shades.”

3-dimensional figure with cel shading, has the effect of making it  look 2D. Typically seen with thick outlines on the outside and little to no outlines on the inside:

(Team Fortress 2 itself isn’t normally cel shaded, but that’s a great example a fan made of what cel shading usually looked like when I was growing up)

Cel shading without outlines, as seen in Wind Waker. 

  • Like I said, just seeing this still image, it looks 2D, but watching it move, you can tell there’s a 3rd dimension to the character with the features and lineart mapped out onto the models to make it look 2D
  • Which by the way, is really unique for a major release! I don’t know about anyone else, but I was excited that MLP: The Movie seemed to be 2-D since there hasn’t been a domestic 2-D animated movie since Winnie the Pooh in 2011. 6 damn years! While I maybe would’ve ideally liked a completely 2-D animated movie, the backgrounds and the cel shading works in really neat ways, and it will definitely make the movie stand out 
  • The purely 3-D objects seem unfinished at the moment (but that’s not out of the ordinary, CGI seems to be one of the last processes). It needs texture or shading or something, and I can tell because most of the ship looks too soft (too much like a model) to be metal. I really think this will be fixed for the final product, but that’s probably the most jarring part of the style at the moment
  • Not all of the 3-D looks unfinished, but the best looking parts are still the painterly, 2-D stuff (look at those towers; they’re really stylized, but you can tell they’re 3D in a more 2D environment)
  • The light effects are definitely 3-D in the fireworks and rainboom
  • Oh, and speaking lighting, so much of it looks so pretty! There are one or two times when the colours are slightly off, but the majority of the time it looks freaking gorgeous
  • You can kinda see by looking at Rarity that the shading is juuust slightly off here (kinda like they were for the teaser trailer), but then you look in the background and see this BEAUTIFUL background and Twilight all upset and worried about this invasion, and it feels like such a nitpick to worry about what will probably still be cleaned up before it hits theaters
  • We also get some really great expressions, so they’re not really limited by the 3D models underneath (if I’m right about that)
  • Also, just as one last little note here, the style is detailed enough to see little things about the characters we didn’t know up until now, like the fact that the spines on the side of Spike’s head are translucent, or that the colours of RD’s mane aren’t 100% perfectly separated
  • Overall with the animation, I’m so impressed not only by how gorgeous it is,but by how willing they were to take a risk and incorporate a 3D element in the form of  (I think) cel-shading. This only really matches the creative spirit of the MLP team, though. Whether or not you agree on how well they always execute everything, they always try to step up their game with every new season and push themselves to be and do better.
  • And while I will say that if some of the more 3D parts (yeah, I’m talking about the zeppelin/airships mostly) aren’t fixed for the final release, I would have a bone to pick with them, but I have faith that we’ll be seeing a much smoother integration of that 3D on the big screen.

Story and Character Details

I really appreciate that they didn’t outright spoil anything too big. It’s definitely a well-cut trailer! We basically only know about the same information we did before, with just a hint or two as to things like who the true villain is.

  • Just based on the focus given to these characters in the trailer (and what I know of the Storm King’s characterization in the first Movie Prequel comic that was just released), seems like he’s not as big of a threat as the commander of his fleet, Tempest. 
  • It’s a kind of villain we haven’t seen on the show or even in EQG, and not only that, but 
  • She’s got a fantastic voice actress behind her, so she can pull off the deliciously evil vibe well without, say, reminding us too much of Chrysalis or other powerful animated villains from Disney classics
  • Plus her design with the broken horn and her magic sparking up out of it is instantly intriguing to me: for such a powerful presence, it’s awesome to see her weakness (and most likely shady past) is always on display—especially for a commander character, that’s just really cool
  • Grubber seems to be pretty standard so far, nothing he’s done has really impressed me quite yet, but I’m hoping his best stuff is saved for the movie itself
  • The sky pirates (or skyrates) look like a lot of fun, and in context I can see how well the bipedal birb pirate blends with the universe (the bipedal designs were the ones I had the most trouble with)
  • On top of that, we have sea ponies at last! And they’re far more adorable than I ever could’ve hoped
  • The original sea pony designs from G1 looked a lot more like sea horses, with curling tails and fins on either side, but I think the meraid-ish look is both more marketable for Hasbro and more appealing to look at (the original sea ponies always seemed like a joke in the fandom to me, I admittedly never understood why people would actually want it in G4)
  • And a-ha! Good queens do exist! Poor Celestia and Luna. Always a princess, never a queen.
  • Oh, and Seaquestria? It’s freakin’ beautiful. I LOVE the rich blues and purples here. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the 360 image of the underwater palace complete with an excellent piece of background music, treat yourself.
  • The Mane 6′s sea pony designs are pretty dang adorable. I don’t have anything interesting to say, I just like the cute water horses, okay?

Minor Details and Incidentals

I’ll start out by saying Twilight’s narration in the trailer is pretty standard, but still heartwarming (mostly because I already know and love these characters though). It sort of reminds me of the bits of narration from the How to Train Your Dragon movies, although those had a bit more character to them. 

The what could possible go wrong? line, though. It just makes me laugh thinking of all the flashbacks we could have to the series. 

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I guess she’s talking about that festival specifically that she’s organizing, and in that way it’s a show of character development (in a similar way to the character development on display in A Flurry of Emotions, where Twilight is told she’s late and doesn’t have a panic attack or worry about what could go wrong… too much), but it’s still hilarious to contrast the idea that nothing could go wrong in Equestria to… literally all of the show. 

  • AJ and RD protecting their friends even before the others have gotten over the shock of whatever they’re seeing tho
  • Starlight and Trixie get a bit of screen-time together and it’s adorable. Starlight might be stuck in Canterlot for the duration of the adventure, but I’m glad to see her included. Characters like Discord who might be too hard to explain to new audiences are understandable losses, but even if Starlight’s cameo is brief, it’s good to see her role acknowledged
  • In terms of music, Sia’s looking adorable so far, and Lukas Graham’s as of yet unreleased Off to See the World sounds pretty catchy (it’s the song at the end of the trailer), so they’ve got talent behind the vocals!
  • Jumping back to little details, it’s neat how sea pony magic has a very distinct look from unicorn/alicorn magic. Also, the bubbles are really cute
  • And, okay, I just wanted to take a minute to appreciate how serious this ponk is. Can we all just stop and take a look, because in this scene Twilight’s saying how she’s the one Tempest is after, and she should probably face this alone, which seems to be our Princess of Friendship’s big dilemma in this movie, and Pinkie’s clearly trying to tell her she’s crazy
  • Gotta love that they didn’t just go for hyperactive comic relief Pinkie Pie; they don’t seem to be boiling down these characters to just one trait (which is partially why I loved the moment where RD and AJ defend the girls; RD’s ego will no doubt be on display throughout the movie, but you’ll also see she’s ready to lay down her life for her friends)
  • And hey, lookie here! Canterlot got a make-over… and a contractor. There’s more pink than there typically is and it doesn’t necessarily match what we’ve seen of it in the show. Especially places like the throne room:
  • And you know, I’m a little torn on this detail? It’s beautiful, and I’m digging the starry night mosiac they’ve got going on back there, but it would’ve been nice to see the throne room we know and love rendered in this new style, you know? I’m gonna miss the deep magentas and the stain glass windows of the Mane 6′s accomplishments. I know that’s mostly the fangirl in me, but I like seeing continuity nods back to the show (like hey look: Cadence gets a cameo!)
  • Unless Canterlot gets destroyed and subsequently rebuilt in the season 7 finale, in which case I’ll shut my mouth
  • Speaking of which, I still have to wonder exactly when this will take place in the series, or if it exists slightly to the left of canon like the Equestria Girls movies (which, I mean, I consider canon, but still). I know there’s ties into the comics, but I wonder if/when the show will acknowledge the events of the movie… I guess only time will tell

And for now, I think that about wraps it up! All in all, I’m beyond excited to see this thing, as anyone could’ve guessed. 

It should also be noted that a lot of kids movie trailers focus on the fun, comedic portions of the movie, so while I do think it’s mostly going to feel like this, I’m also looking forward to the more character-driven feelsy parts. As we well know, you can never get the full scope of a movie from just the trailer, but it’s usually especially true for kids movies.

Even just from what we have seen, it looks like we’re in for a ride. Can’t wait to get on.

Hey, if you’d like more MLP stuff, you can click right here to see my editorials or here for episode reviews. And if those links don’t look pretty enough, have the last three things I’ve done right here:

Parental Glideance Review, Celestia/Daybreaker Editorial, and LGBT+ Editorial

Year of the Pony

hey there everyone! i’ve decided to re do my introductory post and make a better one after only having my name as my birth name for like 2 days, maybe less. I decided it truly isn’t me and I just wanted a new introductory post anyways, so here we go! p.s. for those who know me, i’m sorry i change my name a lot i can’t find a name i’m comfortable with

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Joint venture with @heart-attack-harry

Chapter 14


Today was my last day at The Counter.  Daniel Warren told me I was a genius.  He used that word too.  Genius.  He raved about my stuff.  He thought I was new and fresh and edgy and he flat out told me I was never to wear a boring black suit again.  

I walked out of that interview wondering what I’d done to get so lucky.  He hired me on the spot.  Started me out at almost six figures and gave me my own office.  I had a badge and a computer sign in before I left that day.

So that would be the reason why when my phone buzzed with Niall’s ringtone I relented and answered him.  I shouldn’t have.  I regretted it.  I was only keeping him hanging on when I knew there was no way I would ever be able to get near him again.  It was unfair.

Sydney walked up to the front register with my last paycheck.  She slapped it on the counter and slid it over to me,

“Here ya go…”

I grabbed the white envelope and shoved it into my messenger bag,


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anonymous asked:

I'm an 18 year old cis girl and I'm not very comfortable with my large chest or with my curvy figure. I like math and science as opposed to art and fashion. A lot of the time I like wearing baggy clothes and some of my favorite T-shirts are from the men's section, which makes me think I might be nonbinary, but I don't like being called "they" and would rather be called "she." What should I do? Does this make me nonbinary? I would appreciate some advice please :(

Your interests are not what make your gender. Plenty of girls like math and science, and wearing baggy clothes. And the sad truth is, the guys section sometimes just has better, comfier tshirts (due to the ultra feminization of every type of “girl clothing”, shitty quality when it comes to materials, less good content when it comes to graphic tshirts/designs, coupled with insanely high prices). You don’t have to say you’re nonbinary, you might just be a girl who has interests some people think are more masculine, which in itself is ridiculous because just as many girls, if not more, like everything you listed there. Hope this cleared things up.

anonymous asked:

A bit out of left field but what do you think is the most under appreciated castlevania?

Castlevania II.

No, not Simon’s Quest. The other Castlevania II:

Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge was the sequel to Castlevania: The Adventure, and let me start by saying that The Adventure is bad. Really bad. There are very few CV games I can call “bad,” and The Adventure is the worst of them. Awful controls, poor level design, monotonous gameplay, annoying enemies…it was not a very good game in any way except the music. (Which, in CV tradition, was still good.)

I mention how bad The Adventure is to give context to just how surprising it is that its sequel was absolutely wonderful. It’s without a doubt my favorite pre-SNES Castlevania game.

Belmont’s Revenge is just seriously impressive in every way. The graphics are stunning for a Game Boy game, utilizing complex backgrounds, water animations, layered effects, and just being extremely detailed overall.

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The music was not just good, it was fantastic. The composers knew the hardware they were working with, and their compositions used it to its full potential, with songs ranging from riff-driven metal to covers of classical fugues. If you ask me, no handheld Castlevania before or since has even come close to the quality of the music in Belmont’s Revenge.

That fugue, by the way, plays when Christopher Belmont, the protagonist, is fighting a battle against his son, who’s been kidnapped by Dracula and brainwashed into serving him. Yes, this game actually has a plot! And an interesting one at that, which gave us the first time (and one of the only times) two Belmonts not only interacted with each other on-screen, but fought each other.

The gameplay smoothed out nearly all the issues The Adventure had, and feels as solid as any early CV game could feel. The bosses are fun, the enemies don’t feel cheap, and Christopher doesn’t control like a potato.

Overall, Belmont’s Revenge is one of my favorite Castlevania games of all time, which is impressive when I consider all the games made with much more advanced hardware that I didn’t like nearly as much as I liked BR.

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bellarke + 'I originally followed you on Instagram bc you’re hot and I’m thirsty but now I’ve developed actual feelings for you bc you’re a genuinely good person’ HAPPY FUTURE HOLIDAYS!!! and thanks 🙈

Clarke’s original reasons for following Octavia’s brother were far from pure, but she thinks it would be hard for anyone to figure that out. After all, she found out about his Instagram because Octavia posted a picture of the two of them with the caption: Finally got my dork brother on Instagram (and in Boston!!), everyone follow @theblakemistake.

If anyone asked, she was just following orders. It was not at all that he was really, really hot. No one could prove otherwise.

Especially when she keeps following him through the rocky first weeks of his Instagramming. Given how Bellamy Blake looked–broad shoulders, tan skin, toothpaste-commercial smile, artfully mussed hair, topped off with a pair of black hipster frames and a generous sprinkling of freckles–she assumed Octavia’s descriptor of “my dork brother” was just a little sister teasing.

But Bellamy’s inaugural Instagram post is a picture of a plant Clarke can’t identify with a truly dorky caption:

Things @octaviathefirst (am I doing that right) made me get today:

1. Instagram account
2. Plant

I figure I might as well use the first to monitor the second and see which one dies first.

And then he actually lists information about the plant. Like how many leaves it has and its color and the dampness of the soil. It is not at all what Clarke was expecting, but she finds herself actually kind of looking forward to his daily plant updates. His captions are fun, and he is really worried about his ability to keep the thing alive, which is really endearing.

After a week and a half of that, he finally posts another picture of himself, wearing pajamas and holding an orange kitten. Which is exactly the content Clarke was looking for. That’s what she’s about.

So, it’s come to my attention (s/o to @octaviathefirst) that I’m “doing it wrong” and just posting pictures of my plant is “boring and sad.” So I guess people on Instagram like cats? That’s what I’m getting. Anyway, this is Hermes, he’s an asshole.

PS: I’m still doing the plant updates.

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just in case any of y'all are curious or new on this account…

heyo! i’m ellie/lydia. (most people around here call me ferret mom, so feel free to jump on the bandwagon.) i’ve been running this account for a few solid months now, and it’s a wonderful place for me and a bunch of other people to talk about one big love we have in common - ferrets!

i’m a demi-pan girl who is planning on majoring in illustration so i can fulfill my dreams of having a career in graphic design. i love ferrets, art, ukulele, writing, and my own fuzzy frend, willard. my favorite color is yellow, my favorite flower is the sunflower, and my favorite food is crabcakes. i’m an aquarius, and i’m making my way through high school.

if you’ve ever got any questions for me, drop by my ask box! i’ll always post responses to what i get in there, and finding photos of your own fuzzy frends in there is truly a blessing.

ilysm, ferret fam !!!

anonymous asked:

The best thing about fallout 4 is the graphics because that means I can see Prestons beautiful faces as the sun shines on him while he calls me babe

Wow I can’t believe Bethesda designed a WHOLE NEW ENGINE just so we can look at Preston in really good graphics and HD and then they also released a texture pack so we can see him even better and all of you hating on Bethesda….

lacaidh  asked:

hello don't mind me but i'm still in awe that u follow me bc ur a Notable GW2 Tumblr and i am but a simple salad farmer, tending to my crops

OH GOODNESS idk if I’d call myself notable thank you /)(>//w//< )

I actually really love your boy Natto!

(also I’m dumb and didn’t realize you have a separate art blog so I just followed that;;;; ) But yeah!! I think you have a great grasp on shapes and would do great in graphic design, the way you draw your characters is well stylized and I love it. x3 Keep doing what you’re doing!! <3

anonymous asked:

Hi! I just wanted to ask real quick. Is Skullgirl your OC? I really like the concept idea of the mask for her, and I kind of want something similar for my new OC. I'm asking if I can borrow the art of it, not ALL of it completely, but the main concept of it for my OC. I'd rather ask instead of just straight out copy it without asking. If you don't want me to use it for my OC, that's okay. I should let you know I'll credit you if need be for the mask. Very creative! :3

Yes Skullgirl is a character that I’ve designed for my *soon-to-be graphic novel* called B&GC (which is still in the middle of pre-production TvT). Yes you can be inspired by the design, but no you cannot copy. You can have the same concept (the mask) but a different design. BTW, here’s a harsh truth:

Every design is influenced/inspired by something that exists. To come up with something ‘original’ or something nobody has never seen before is impossible. It is only possible it you steal ideas/concepts and transform/remix all those ideas into something innovative that would make it seem original.

Austin Kleon explains it better in his book Steal Like An Artist. Here’s an excerpt from the book differentiating the good and the bad kind of stealing:

Stealing ideas is not entirely a bad thing. You just need to be innovative with whatever you’ve stolen from.

I’m happy that Skullgirl has inspired you and I appreciate that you let me know your intentions. Pssst, btw, I think there are a lot of other characters with a mask out there. They just have different background stories and designs. And did I mention that Skullgirl was inspired by one of Sergi Brosa’s wasteland girls:



I’m screaming!!!!!

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  4. A complete post all about yours truly
  5. Storytime with DD! basically where y’all send me an ask, asking about a time when I (insert whatever) and I’ll tell you the story as my answer
  6. Or anything else.

I am also going to remodel my whole blog, from icon to URL to theme. However, I’m gonna need some help. So if you have any experience at all in graphic design, please message me. I’ll pay with unfailing love and gratitude and maybe a bunch of fics dedicated to you. (And whatever else we can come up with)

Tagging a bunch of people to spread word: @i-dont-know-how-to-write @helpimstucky @bovaria @buckysberrie @howdoesoneadult @vvintersouldier @marvel-ash @mangosoldier @wakandasoldier @pleasecallmecaptain @actuallyasgardian @just-call-me-mrs-captain @fvckingavengers @winchester-with-wings @bionic-buckyb (Please let me know if you never want to be tagged by me ever again.)

The cat’s out of the bag!

Here was my submission to the Miraculous Ladybug Zine!!  When I think of ML, I think a lot about fashion LOL.

Thanks again so much for inviting me to the project and also apologies for all the struggle I might’ve caused LOL;;;  The project was a huge success and it couldn’t have been done without @mayhugs so a BIG round of applause to her and the whole cohort!  Everyone’s work is so stunning, I’m literally drooling over the beauty

I Really Want The Job

Prompt: “You think I’m nervous because you’re interviewing me for this high end job, but it’s actually because you’re stupidly hot.” AU

Pairing: Naruhina

Excuse the fluff.

It was only four fifteen, he was fifteen minutes early, his heartbeat was in sync with the clock, and he couldn’t contain his excitement. He still couldn’t believe that he is here, sitting in the lounge, waiting for his name to be called. Just two days ago, Uzumaki Naruto, a graphic designer, was unemployed. But a call he received from Konoha Animation was about to change that, they asked if he could come in for an interview. The young blonde said yes without a doubt in his mind, this was his dream job. His hands rubbing each other, he was eager to show off his skills, he knew his charisma would definitely get him this job.

“Uzumaki Naruto?” The secretary called, he stood up and straightened out his suit,

“Yep that’s me!” He put on a large grin on his face as the young lady blushed, he chuckled knowing he would charm the fuck out of whoever was interviewing him.

“Come in.”

“Thank you!”

He walked inside the office, it was humungous the space was ridiculous, he concluded. The enormous glass wall in front of him allowed him to get a good look at Konoha’s skyline. He got even more thrilled knowing that someday, he too would get an office like this.

“I have to go now, I’ll call you again tomorrow.” A feminine voice spoke, he didn’t see her since she was facing the glass wall, and the back of the chair was covering her entirely.

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Officemate, a senior in art/graphics department (Calls me on Friday): Please join our eco bag designing contest.
Me: What
Officemate: You can do it! Please we need more participants.
Me: what
Officemate: please
Me: …. FINE

Me, on Friday: I’ll do faux calligraphy with a sharpie.
Me, on Sunday: I can’t find a quote that matches the theme well and I’m too lazy to do lines to make the calligraphy straight and centered maybe I’ll just freehand paint it instead???
(Outside of elementary school with those cheap watercolor kits and one sip-and-gogh session, I have no clue how to paint. I don’t think it’s easy but I know it’s easier to cover up something there when I make a mistake than if I make one writing with a sharpie freehand.)
Me, Sunday, 2 hours later, looking at the mess: What was I thinking? HAHAHAHA WHY AM I LIKE THIS

Vans Art Spotlight:  Jon Carling (Oakland, USA)

Known for his fantastical and dreamy illustrations and drawings –from bird headed warriors to out of this world landscapes with cosmic skies and mystical female warrior / priestesses, Oakland based artist Jon Carling has filled endless sketchbooks with his unique imagination. Carling’s early love of music has influenced his artistic and creative processes, from creating and trading fanzines to collaborating with various bands such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre to Dead Meadows.  We were glad to have Jon on our Vans Art Spotlight where he talks about sketching in the shower, growing up with music, and getting out of a creative rut.  

We have no doubt his interview will inspire you to fill your own sketchbooks! 

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