lately i've been doing graphics because i just have too much free time

anonymous asked:

Hey! I appreciated your Zutara fanfic master list since I've been having a hard time finding writers who can write the characters in character. Do you have any more recent suggestions of good, in character stories? Thank you! 💜

Thanks for the motivation to update my list! I’ve been meaning to update it for a while. I haven’t been super into reading fanfiction lately (which is weird, cause I have more free time now) but I really need to start again. :-)

Here is the link to the page:
http://adifferentcupofzutara.tumblr.com/recommend
or check out my ff.net on which my favorites stay updated. https://www.fanfiction.net/u/11835/

Unfortunately, the tumblr page doesn’t work with the tumblr app for some reason, so here are the new additions!


The Confrontational Approach - by Advocaat (NEW!!) Updated 12-07-2016
Rated T
In which Prince Zuko can’t catch a break. “Wait, you tied Katara to a tree? Wow, that’s… I mean… that just explains so much.” “I was desperate!” “Whoa! Way too much information there, Sparky.“ Sonja Note: I confess I don’t think I actually finished this one, so I may take it off this list if I don’t enjoy it.

The Island That Cleanses - by DamageCtrl (NEW!!) Completed Jul 30, 2013
Very Rated M, Modern AU
After being dumped on her birthday, Katara tags along on her brother’s job to Ember Island. Things start off badly when Sokka’s boss, the abdicated Fire Lord Iroh’s over-worked nephew thinks he isn’t good enough for the job, causing Katara to defend Sokka, leading into an argument in the middle of their very first meeting on that special, little island *Sonja Note - The sex in this is pretty graphic, which can be a turn-off for some people, and I almost didn’t put it on this list because of that. But I really like their relationship, and I just love the ending, you can probably skip over the sex and still enjoy it.

A Red Light Turns On - ladymer (NEW!) Completed 12-29-2012
Rate M, AU
Katara is woman without a country, trapped in Japan during the peak of the Pacific War, and ends up finding comfort in the arms of the enemy. AU/Zutara/Sexual Situations. *Sonja Note: This one didn’t make sense to me, plotwise, and that almost turned me off, but the concept was so interesting I read the whole thing. It’s pretty cute, and overall very well written.

To Catch the Moon - by Tonight’s The Night (New!!) WIP Updated 01-18-2017
Rated M
Separated from her friends after her duel with Zuko in the Spirit Oasis, Katara realizes that her best chance of finding Aang and her brother is to become Zuko’s prisoner. But when Zuko stops treating her like a captive and starts treating her like a comrade, she begins to realize that he may not be the monster she thought he was. Sonja Note: I love this fic. I can’t wait for the next update.

Bonus: One of my all time favorites!

Warmth - by Armor of the Gods Completed 12-22-09
Rated K+ (but you should still read it!)
Katara becomes envious, greedy, and eventually completely addicted to Zuko’s ability to change his body temperature. Sonja Note: I think this is one of my favorite fics, definitely my favorite short fic, of all time.

howinthehelldidigethere  asked:

Hi. I've seen your work and your absolutely amazing. And well I'm not really sure how to ask this but, where would you suggest getting started..? I've been drawing all my life and now I'm trying to get into animation and I've researched and even tried jumping headfirst into animating but I don't really have any direction. How did you first start out..?

Hi there! Thank you so much for the kind words. Sorry for the very late reply, I have been very busy with work lately - but I’ve always been dying to answer this ask for a while now.
Like you, I didn’t really have a direction when I first started animation. Growing up, the study of animation was never a popular field with my south east Asian friends  - so there was no real access to any professional animation desk and tool there. I’ve experimented with Flash a lot, making stick figure fight scenes, little skits and animatics, and just mere tests. I’ve always surfed around online communities with people who also shared a similar interest in animation. I think that helped a lot, and it gave me a more niche focus on the medium itself. So from my education and career so far, here’s what I can advice how non animators can get into animation.


1. Get a software or equipment to animate with.
When I started animation, I’d say it was with Flash. Flash for me was accessible, and it could do the things I needed it to do. It wasn’t until later on, I studied traditional animation and focused more on a classical training. However - if you just want to just start animating and experiment with the medium, I’d say get a software first. Experiment with timing, sequential drawing, poses, just get the hang of the medium itself. Flash (now called Animate CC) is a popular choice within the internet, but you can also animate in TVPaint, Photoshop and Toonboom. I have been trying out the open source software that Ghibli and Dwango released for free (its called OpenToonz, I’ll def make a video for that someday), and for it’s value; it can be a pretty good animation software! I’d say just try it out digitally with a drawing tablet, and see if its something you still want to pursue - then I’d recommend studying it traditionally! The reason I say this is because that one requires a lot more patience and discipline, so I’d recommend people to try it without investing too much on it before you are really interested.
You can practice animation basics like the bouncing ball, the squash and stretch, arcs - just to get that feeling of animation in general. 


2. Get the Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
I don’t usually recommend books because the goals of one book can be different from the ones that are reading it. However, Williams’ Animator’s Survival Kit is basically that - a Survival Kit. It’s my go to book when I need help on timing tips, spacing, walk cycles - there’s a lot of basic yet useful information in that book for both beginners and adept animators. I still use it time to time. The great thing about that book is that it breaks down the mechanics of why good animation works - and shows how you can achieve the same thing. There’s a lot of great things you can refer to from that book when animating. 

3. Study scenes from animation you like!

You can like the sakuga style of animation, the disney old school, the experimental, the don bluthy, the looney tunes, study the ones that inspire you. Things like basics and mechanics can be taught - but studying animated scenes you like will help you think more about placing your drawings. You can study them by redrawing the keys, watching it frame by frame, and breaking it down analytically. 


4. Join online communities!
This helped me a lot when I was still trying to find an interest to study after high school. The animation community online is so big - theres a lot of access to community help! Yotta Studios has recently set up online animation forum - and everyone there so far has been pretty swell to deal with. A lot of talented folks there too! You can post your work in places like those - tell them your goals and what you are trying to achieve - and im sure you’ll get some great feedback. The 11second club is an online monthly challenge where artists can animate to a line of dialogue (usually 11 secs long) and submit it for that month. There’s a forum there too - but I haven’t used it in such a long time.


5. Get a hold of animators you admire
This one is tricky because the folks you may admire might just as well be very busy. However, if you get a hold of someone you respect and ask them for their guidance, they can steer you in a direction that can help you grow. From my experience, I was told from my mentors that my work was too “all over the place” - so they adviced me to keep things more subtle, controlled, and less frantic. One of my mentors told me to think more about giving life than thinking too hard about the overall performance - and wisdom like that from a veteran animator can help a lot. Although some may never respond - it never hurts to ask!


6. Start getting the hang of drawing fast and loose
I’m not sure what one’s drawing background may be - but animation (especially hand drawn) requires a more gestural mind set. You’ll be drawing a lot more in quanitity than illustrating a fine detailed piece - and you’ll also need to draw bolder/graphic statements. Things like tying down and fine tuning a drawing can come later - but for hand drawn animation - they usually look for the performance in the acting, the timing, and how pushed the poses are.

I hope this helps! I find it hard to give advice for non animators because I have to think a bit more vaguely, but those are the top ones I can think of at the moment. I might have made it sound intimidating because it is in a way, a lot of work - but it is a fun medium to work with,

-Toniko

anonymous asked:

hello lovely! I've been stressing about my upcoming exams recently and I was just wondering whether you could write some marauders headcanons about their work ethics or study patterns (or legitimately anything that may get in the mood for revision tbh). Thank you in advance :)

#relatable so here you go

James

  • James is a morning person, so most of his work is done in the morning.
  • Honestly before breakfast this boy will have revised an entire chapter is he even real everyone hates him for how cheerful he can be when everyone else is still half asleep
  • His notes are messy, but somehow he manages to get down all the important information while also being distracted in class. It’s a mystery how he does it and when asked he will only waggle his eyebrows and make jazz hands and say “magic”. What a nerd.
  • He likes to walk around and recite things to himself until he remembers
  • He likes to go for a run and recite things to himself until he remembers
  • He likes to recite things to himself in the showers
  • “POTTER SHUT UP”
  • The weeks before exams you can find him dragging his notes everywhere. Are those notes in your shoes Potter? Why yes they are 

Remus

  • Remus on the other hand, studies best in the late afternoon and evening
  • He’ll just flop himself down in the library, claim an entire table for himself to spread all his stuff on, and systematically goes down his readings, scribbling out things he finds important
  • You have to chase him out of the library because he gets so caught up in what he’s doing he forgets the time
  • His notes are pretty illegible but they make perfect sense to him, and they are so complete everyone wishes they could read it (Sirius can)
  • When exams are coming up his prefers to revise by teaching his friends about it when they’re hanging out together. They’re not complaining, free explanations, tell us more professor Lupin

Sirius

  • this boy is a mess tbh. He stopped making notes after someone told him how beautiful his handwriting was, and now when he writes anything he tries to copy James’ handwriting.
  • He spends most of his summers reading all his school books and whatever extra information he can get his hands on, so he has the advantage of a wide general knowledge to build on.
  • He has an eidetic memory, so he can really soak up things and spit them back out on the exam, without having to put too much effort into it. His grades are stellar, obviously. It’s not fair, screw you Sirius
  • When exam time is upon them, he’ll spend most of his days lounging around, or casually reading old essays from his friends and making remarks on them.
  • Contrary to all of his chill behavior, he always has trouble sleeping around this period, (partly because the complete lack of stimulation outside of studying, and partly because he worries he’ll not do well enough to live up to his family’s expectations) so often you’ll find him curled up with a book at night

Peter

  • Peter has the most organised notes in Gryffindor tower, maybe the entire school. His handwriting is impeccable, he has charmed his notes together to make a book he can carry along - it’s wonky but it works. They’re color coordinated, annotated, have little graphics and timelines in them.. If Peter had a blog it would be studyblr. At the beginning of each year, he’ll sell his notes to the highest bidder of the year below. My little shit I love him
  • He works best late morning and early afternoon, because he takes naps in the late afternoon and he also likes to sleep in in the mornings
  • He starts revising as soon as classes start. He gets super bad performance anxiety during the classes themselves, so he makes up for that by revising afterwards and having his friends check over his work so he can be extra prepared
  • He makes giant History of Magic timelines to attach to the walls of their dormitory. It used to be glow in the dark but it drove Remus up the walls so he removed the spell and now it just sort of shimmers occasionally 
  • in the weeks leading up to exam time he’s so stressed. SO stressed. He goes to the kitchens pretty much every day to stock up on his favourite comfort foods, and the house elves make sure to leave some lavender tea on his bed stand at night so he can relax. Still, sometimes he and Sirius will sit up together, reading or chatting very quietly
finally, i've found a friend
i've finally found a friend

so, i was planning to do a follow forever when i hit my first hundred, but before i knew it, i had passed 120. now i’m at 150, so i thought i’d better do this before it got too late! i kinda suck at graphics, so ignore the picture above. i just want to take the time to thank all of you who follow me! i know there’s a lot of people who i don’t follow back, but i promise, i love you too, and i’m just too lazy to check my activity as of late. but thank you, thank you, thank you! and to those of you who i forgot to put on here, i love you lots and you should send me a message so we can be bffs. you all mean the world to me. 。◕‿◕。

one man, many friends
going down a road that never ends

these are the people who i talk to constantly on here, or are just downright flawless and mean the world to me, so without further ado~ ✿harrenrps I LOVE YOU A LOT, OKAY? you have no idea how much you mean to me. i love talking to you, and just, props to you for putting up with me because i am an annoying little shit. you’re an amazing rper and such a good best friend, not to mention just a fucking fantastic person in general. you don’t deserve all the shit you get and have to go through, but all that proves just how amazing you are. you’re the darren to my joey and you always will be i promise okay and i could go on but bye. xo ✿huntingbr0s wiloooooona. i love you unconditionally. you need to always remember that, okay? you are so so so special to me and just. YOU MAKE ME HAVE EMOTIONS. i love you, and i’ll always love you. i promise you that. we’ve been talking a lot more recently which makes me incredibly happy, and i also just hope you’re doing good. you deserve happiness. love u bb. <333 ps ur cousin seems cute. ✿klaineroleplayhelp // hummelsberry katie katoe katieieiei. you’RE MY FAVORITE PERSON, OKAY? I HAVE A LOT OF FAVORITES BUT YOU’RE SUPER AMAZING AND I LOVE TALKING TO YOU AND YOU’RE A GREAT WRITER AND YOU’RE GONNA GO HELLA FAR IN LIFE, YOU HEAR ME? AND OF COURSE I HAD TO DO THIS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE ‘OTP: ALWAYS YELLING’. me & u is my otp. ur hella rad and i love you lots. like a lot a lot ok. mwah xox ✿littlemissgleekrps oh my. okay. hello. ASHLEE. you’re one crazy bitch but i kinda love you idk man. ur cool. you’re super super sweet (when you wanna be) and your enthusiasm makes me so happy liek just keep doing what you do ok. WE NEED TO RP RENEDITH OR SEBCHEL SOON BECAUSE YES. i think you’re my future tbh. anyway, stay fAB XOXO

super friends, super bros
super hearts with super souls

this section is pretty much just for the people who i rp with, will be rping with, or i just think you’re really cool and if we aren’t already friends, we definitely should. ✿ kelseyroleplaystinchorpsshadowcatroleplays ✿ shanehelps ✿ blaineandersonrps ✿ elliottrps ✿ babysrps ✿ emiroleplays ✿ tiggerrps ✿ gleeksrphelp ✿ arachelrps ✿ alyroleplays ✿ adorablelopez ✿ kurtsrps ✿

we're like long lost brothers
who've found each other
and love each other like family

and last, but most definitely not least, the people i come across on my dash daily! we’ve either barely or not at all talked, and i’d love to change that. you’re lovely! some of ya don’t follow me, but i’m spreading the love anyway. ✿ alyjfc ✿ brittanypiercethefiercerps ✿ blaineyrps ✿ charliehunnamrps ✿ chordhelps ✿ christopherhelps ✿ cormiersrp ✿ dareyrps ✿ darrenwrites ✿ enearps ✿ emiliaofrps ✿ emmelieroleplays ✿ elle-rp-blog ✿ fincheltanarps ✿ flashrps ✿ fabpezrps ✿ goldstarrps ✿ gilbertrps ✿ grandewrites ✿ glitzyrps ✿ gustverarps ✿ jemmarps ✿ klairydust ✿ kurthummelrps ✿ katesrps ✿ kurt-rps ✿ kurtelizabethrps ✿ letterlrps ✿ miraroleplaysniffrps ✿ overcrissrps ✿ puckermansrp ✿ puckerph ✿ puckurtrps ✿ pietrorps ✿ quinnlenarps ✿ qfaboorps ✿ crissrph ✿ broadwaybaby-rps ✿ berriesrps ✿ dylinskiwrites ✿ sazzyroleplays ✿ dougieroleplays ✿ wandarps ✿ samchelsrps ✿ darrencriss-rps ✿ starchildrps ✿ deltarps ✿ bryrps ✿ hunterclaringtonrps ✿ blakechanderson ✿ bramrps ✿ ccrps ✿ smarps ✿ barryallenrps ✿ blevondersonrps ✿ blaines-rps ✿ smoakrps ✿ blaineandersonhelps ✿ artiesrp ✿ qfaboorps ✿ cooproleplays ✿ stjamesrps ✿ accio-joey-richter ✿ twistedtheuntoldstory ✿ charlielikesdragons ✿ thewilderps ✿ blaineswriting ✿ finnsrps ✿ rachelsrp ✿ sebstans-rp ✿ evansyrps ✿ sebastiansrp ✿ sebelliott ✿ sebastiandoesnottakeitintheass ✿ blainewarblerwrites ✿  and here’s to the rp helps and other reference blogs that i personally use and love to death! ✿ watchingblaineroleplayers ✿ watchingkurtroleplays ✿ watchingpucksrp ✿ zoeofrphs ✿ crisscolferrph ✿ seblaine-rph ✿ hermionerpc ✿ salgronhelps ✿ bullywhipshelp ✿ cooperhelps ✿ stilinskisrph ✿ deanrphblainesrph ✿ learrensrph ✿ evansyhelp ✿ thatfrenchhelper ✿ blainehelps ✿ klainesrph ✿

no more dark, sad, lonely... ellie

i’m almost positive i left a few people out, but please don’t hate me! i love all of you loads, and you’ve made the past few months a blast. like myself, i know some of us can get shy when it comes to approaching people on here, but if any of you want to rp with me or just talk, feel free to send me a message!