king of orient

I’M DYING. I’M CURRENTLY DYING. WHERE DO I EVEN START.

oh, wait, I know where : ANNA CLAPPING HER HANDS IN JOY BECAUSE SIS ELSA IS ABOUT TO DO SOME MAGIC

then they are HOLDING HAND when entering the castle OMFG KILL ME

of course we’ve all already fangirled about it, but… THE

NEW

DRESSES

it’s so dark-themed i do agree but STILL it’s so gorgeous and Anna’s suit is so simple yet so feminine and elegant and ELSA’S ONE OMFGGG I’M ON THE MOON RIGHT NOW IT’S AMAZING

then my icy baby having culpability omg Disney why, why me

LOOK AT THIS PRECIOUS CUPCAKE DON’T YOU WANNA HUG HER TIGHT

also that new trail

that new goddamn trail

soon it will be 25 miles long omfg ELSA YOU BOASTY NERD

THE FAMILY PORTRAIT

It reminds me so much of that scene in Once Upon a Time but anyway gotta hold my feels if I don’t wanna cry

also, do my lynx eyes of Frozen fangirl recognize a concept art that turned into a painting for this short ? HEHEHEH

back to Elsa having culpabilities HAHAHAHAAHA I’M GOING TO FUCKING DIE THIS FALL

but even if the short seems pretty dark, literally and psychologically, they are positive notes

like

KRISTOFF DOING A MANDOLIN SOLO YASSSS

Elsa and Anna and their snow baby

LOOK AT ‘EM

then Elsa being an adorable cupcake as usual

(THE ANIMATED ICE LOOKS GORGEOUS, I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES)

i’m going to cry my eyes out at that scene tho

look at that setting jfc

BUT MY TWO MAIN MOTIVATIONS and reasons I CAN’T wait to see the shot are :

1. it looks really hilarious (Olaf being a king in that) and adult oriented (the sauna joke) and LOOK AT THOSE TWO DORKS

2. SNOW SISTERS DUET I REPEAT SNOW SISTERS DUET

THEY

ARE

SINGING

TOGETHER

IN UNISON

me @ me : rest in fucking pieces

Frozen 2 is going to be so extra good

bonus : Anna learned to ice skate and they’re both doing figures jfc my soul reached heavens

August Selfie Challenge - Day 2: TBR

Here’s my lame tbr for the month of August. I’ve been having a very hard time reading lately so I thought 4 books (one book a week) would get me back into the swing of reading.

I’m very excited to read each an every one of these books. Some have been recommended to me and others I picked up on my own. Have you read any of these?

Adam & Opal

I’ve yet to see any discussion on the similarities between Opal and Adam, and her significance to Adam’s narrative. most obviously they’re both noted to have the haunting look of impoverished people in early photographs:

For some reason she reminded Ronan of the old black-and-white photos of labourers in New York City. She had the same sort of forlorn, orphan look.

Her eyes were dark and sunken, the eyes of the always hungry or the always wanting.

He was a sepia photograph.

He was feral and raw-boned by way of those Civil War portraits.

both Adam and Opal make a point of wanting to leave the place they were created. Adam’s whole thing is leaving Henrietta and Opal always begs Ronan to take her out of Cabeswater. Ronan, at odds with them, wants to go back to his childhood home (the Barns, but also Cabeswater) and stay there.

“Are you trapped?” she asked.
“I don’t want to leave.”
“I do.”

Adam understands her on a level the others (including Ronan), can’t. he knows what paralyzing fear is and he knows what’s it’s like to have nothing. so he gives her his watch. she makes enough of an impact on him that he realizes what she really needs– not marking time, but an escape, and later returns to bring her out of Cabeswater again.

The girl did not so much as turn her head in the direction of the rose. Instead, her eyes were fixed upon some point just past Adam’s head, her expression blank or bored. Adam felt a prickle of recognition. There was no petulance or anger in the girl’s expression. She was not tantrumming.
Adam had been there, crouched beside the kitchen cabinets, looking at the light fixture across the room, his father spitting in his ear. He recognized this sort of fear when he saw it.
He could not quite bear to look at her.

Opal spends most of her time on the page being terrified of night horrors. Adam spends quite a bit of time being terrified of his father. Adam giving Opal the watch is significant because he recognizes he’s not in Opal’s place anymore– he’s no longer paralyzed, he’s moved beyond marking time for his own escape. right then she needs it more than he does. and by the time we get to the epilogue, he has this revelation:

He felt a sudden urge to save all these other Adams hidden in plain view, though he didn’t know if they would listen to him. It struck him as a Gansey or a Blue impulse, and as he held that tiny, heroic spark in his mind, he realized that it was only because he believed that he had saved himself that he could imagine saving someone else.

Adam’s arc is so satisfying, he’s come full circle from where he started and accomplished everything he set out for. he’s grown to a position where he can stand comfortably in a place he previously felt terror and look back on that past self with compassion. Opal is the first child Adam saves (literally, since most of Cabeswater and every living thing in it was destroyed by the demon wasp) and I love the implication that he’s going down that path, that he’s going to use his strength to help other kids facing his situation. it makes me feel pretty good about TRC as a whole to realize the series is Adam’s hero origin story. 

DIADEM

[noun]

1. a crown.

2. a cloth headband, sometimes adorned with jewels, formerly worn by Oriental kings.

3. royal dignity or authority.

[verb]

4. to adorn with or as if with a diadem; crown.

Etymology: from Middle English diademe (< Anglo-French) < Latin diadēma < Greek diádēma “fillet, band”, equivalent to diadē- (verbid stem of diadeîn, “to bind round”) + -ma, noun suffix.

[Daniel Bolling Walsh - Sopink]

12.19.15

your Nativity scene character

Aries: white baby jesus
Taurus: drunk shepherd 1
Gemini: orient king 1 ft. gold 
Cancer: drunk shepherd 2
Leo: orient king 2 ft. frankincense
Virgo: the virgin mary eyy
Libra: first lobster
Scorpio: little drummer boy
Sagittarius: my man joseph stalin
Capricorn: unhappy sheep 1
Aquarius: orient king 3 ft. myrrh
Pisces: the fucking angel 

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I’m used to drawing with the swift, Glen Keane/John K. line that emphasizes energy and strengthens line weight, but it always wears me out and is lousy for ink and paint.  (The itchy Milt Kahl line is even more exasperating for someone with my gnat-like patience.)

I’ve been tinkering with the slow, childlike line favored by many great illustrators (and Dick Williams when he does storyboards), but I never get the energy I want if I merely stick to that.

So the answer to making drawings I enjoy both observing and creating, as with many things in life, might be compromise.  Hopefully this technique will last me through the week, and, if you choose to adopt it, you will enjoy great comfort and success.

If not, chalk up another fail for the Dubious Advice Fairy…

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Most of the so-called “traditional” Christmas practices only date back to the 19th century with many of these customs originating in Germany and Austria.
Even the date of the celebration of Christ’s birth has fluctuated. Until the Roman church adopted December 25 in the 4th century, January 6 was the day of celebration — today’s Epiphany or Heilige Drei Könige (the “Wise Men,” “Three Kings,” the Magi) in German. To this day, the initials of the Three Kings — C+M+B (Caspar/Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) — plus the year are inscribed in chalk on or over doorways in German-speaking countries on or before January 6 to protect house and home. (Although historically the three letters are supposed to come from the Latin phrase for “Christ bless this house” — “Christus mansionem benedicat” — few of the people practicing this custom are aware of this fact.) In many parts of Europe, including Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the Christmas celebration does not end until this date, now considered the arrival of the three “kings of the orient” in Bethlehem — and the end of the “twelve days of Christmas” between Christmas and January 6.

helpabluehorse  asked:

I have read plenty of comics in which I throw my hands and give up because I get so bored reading all the dialogue they have, but while ask king Sombra is more dialogue orientated then say, action orientated I don't think I've ever felt myself bored reading your comic. Any tips on how to make dialogue heavy sections more engaging, Or at least avoid being frustrating?

Break it up! Personally, I try to avoid giant chunks of dialogue when I can. The worst thing you can do is put a literal paragraph of text in a panel- because people aren’t going to want to read it. Most people tend to skim comics and when there’s a giant section of text, their eyes are like ‘nahhh’

Liiike this is an example of BADNESS:

But then if you break it up… it’s a lot easier to digest!

BUUUUUUUUUUT I’d recommend keeping the text per panel ratio as small as possible. Like, HALF of what’s pictured up there. Then move the other half to a second panel with some slight movement and BOOM it’s even EASIER for people to read and keeps it interesting! YEAHHH

I also try to keep the panel flow visually interesting, even when it’s just two ponies talking. Move around your imaginary camera- imagine your comic is a movie. You’d get bored if someone is delivering a monologue and the camera never cuts away from the same boring medium-close up forevahhh. Personally I try to never stay in the same “shot” for more than 3 panels. Keep it varied, yo! Keeps it interesting.

WOOOOOOOOO I HOPE THAT HELPS

capitolchaos  asked:

Will you tell me a story?

One time in high school I was having a sleepover with my two friends and we had this like couches and mattress setup in the basement, right? My buddies were playing Max Payne and I was watching and providing commentary because I don’t know how to use a video game controller. 

At one point, I mentioned that if the lady from “Medium” is legit, she could be watching this party from her dreams at any point in the past, present, or future, and this wigged my friend out something fierce. When we finally tried to go to bed, he was incredibly freaked out and convinced that he was going to look at the basement window and see murderer feet standing outside it.

So when he told us that, we became equally freaked out that this would happen and resolved that the only way to escape this hypothetical murderer was to retreat to our friend’s room. Unfortunately, there was only one bed in there, so we all had to cram in. 

At this point, which was about 4 AM, the friend who was originally freaked out really wanted to go to sleep, but the other two of us were pretty awake still, so I asked the other still-awake friend to tell me a bedtime story.

Naturally, he decided to tell us the entirety of “The Lion King,” in a detail-oriented way that not only kept our buddy awake, but was actually longer than the actual movie.

When he was finished, it was like 6 AM and his dad was going to be waking up for work soon, so we decided to go down to the kitchen so that his dad would come downstairs to find his son and his idiot friends making him breakfast. 

Except we didn’t know that his dad didn’t need to be in until later that morning and that he’d decided to sleep in an extra half hour, so we ended up making an entire pound of bacon and using a whole carton of eggs to prepare a complete loaf of french toast.