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Happy 68th birthday, Rick!

Rick Wakeman. What can I say about Rick Wakeman that hasn’t been said before? He’s loud, brash, obnoxious, inappropriate, and talks way more about his bathroom activities than any human being should. Yet, he’s also kind, friendly, approachable, and a true people person. Rick is a man of great extremes, for better or worse, but that makes us love him more anyways.

It’s odd to me to look back on my early days as a Yes fan. I didn’t like Rick at all at first. I didn’t understand why people loved him so much, so I chose to dislike him. At was a really immature point of view that I’m glad I’ve since ditched. Not only did I discover how amazingly gifted of a musician he is, but what a genuine and personable man he is. He’s not one without flaw, but I believe he tries his best to be a good person every day. Having met him, he’s certainly very sweet and easy to talk to.

I’ll never forget how his face lit up like a Christmas tree when I told him just how many young Yes fans follow my blog, and how he greeted me with a playful stink eye and a grumbly, crotchety, “Teenager!” as I approached him. For someone as shy and nervous as myself, the fact that I spoke with Rick so easily still astounds me to this day. I credit that to Rick’s approachable personality. You’d think a man of such large stature—both in the physical and fame sense—would be intimidating to talk with, but he really isn’t. In fact, I may have felt just a bit more comfortable speaking with him than with Jon. And that’s really saying something.

I love Rick more and more for what he does and who he is every day. I think all that know him are a little bit happier with him in their lives, be it personal friends of his or simple fans. I thank him for that.

I hope you have a wonderful 68th, Rick. Don’t cause too much trouble today.

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LWD & SKOP Challenge — Day 5: Connor and Rose’s Day

And deeply, he says, “Here’s a secret, darling.”
I listen, poised for anything with him.
“I’ve always loved winning, but I would lengthen the time it takes us to reach the end, just to spend one more second with you.”

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when he raises his head, i make the first move and kiss him on the lips, his surprise touching me for a split moment, not long enough for me to waver. his shock vanishes as he nips my lips and kisses me harder, stronger -

“i know i’ve married the right person when words turn you on as much as they do me”.

30KBRitchie . day twenty-free . favourite kiss . fuel the fire, chapter 18

anonymous asked:

Hi! So I recently got Krita and I already had a little problem with it. I when I saved the first picture I made on my computer, it looked like it had that old 90's anime style. I then sent the picture to my phone so I would have it on there, and the picture was like mega dark (the picture was of a black girl and on my phone instead of being light skin, she looked insanely dark. How do I change this on Krista so my pictures dont come out really dark like this?

Make sure that you are exporting sRGB images: https://docs.krita.org/Color_Managed_Workflow#Exporting

I suspect you were trying to export linear-space images, you need to convert those before export.

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Historia’s body language consistently say a lot about her level of comfort with people. One of the less obvious tiers of that is how she arranges her hands. With Ymir, she is constantly reaching out. When she dreams of her tutor, she wakes up with her arm stretched out in a similar position. When her mother is being killed, she moves forward with both arms extended.

She physically reaches for the people she loves.

Then are the people she doesn’t reach out to.

When she meets her father for the first time, Historia’s hands are pulled inward. He looms over her, and she is clearly afraid.

Five years later, and Historia’s expression has lost the fear. Regardless of whether it’s true or not, she feels like an empty shell, and most of the usual emotional cues that can be interpreted echo that.

Except for her hands.

She’s still keeping her hands away from her father.