learn to blend

Trying out new colored pencils

So culture is fluid and changing, so why can’t we see humans adapting to alien culture? We already emmulate others, if not blend it to our traditions, so there should be a mix of alien/human traditions. Humans dress in the style of alien dress because it looks good. Humans adopting alien slang or creative new slang based on alien words. Or learning alien games and try to teach it to other humans. Or learning about alien food, then blend it with human cooking styles (Lomo saltado is Peruvian food cooked Chinese style so it happens) or just really studying alien culture and teaching it to people at home. Not for any academic reason, but because they are super interested. Like when you want to travel to your dream place you study every little bit about, or those culture clubs in schools. Aliens could be flattered, or confused, because Humans who can adapt to any place chose to adapt to their planet.

i think takumi is so pretty when he lets his hair down :D

why you chose a specific mask?
  • aries asc: to get things done, to stand out, to be bold and to be a leader, an example for others to follow
  • taurus asc: to appreciate and bring into the world, beauty, artistry and comfort, to be able to work harmoniously
  • gemini asc: to adapt to situations, to communicate with everyone, to take on other personas, to teach others
  • cancer asc: to appear nurturing, warm, relatable. to be there for those who need it. to care for the world
  • leo asc: to shine, to stand out, to be seen and heard by many, to be prominent and bold. to perform
  • virgo asc: to be competent, to get things done. to meet the world of work and serve others
  • libra asc: to be harmonious and mediate conflicts. to relate with another and form relations with others
  • scorpio asc: to see and observe everything without speaking on it. to discover in order to be powerful
  • sagittarius asc: to meet the world with jovial wanderlust. to make worldly connections and travel to places
  • capricorn asc: to make order out of chaos, to take seriously that which should be respected, to achieve
  • aquarius asc: to bring in something new and unique. to appear different and original, to meet humanity and learn
  • pisces asc: to blend in with the ones you truly love, to belong to everyone and no-one, to serve others selflessly
  • at the exact moment you chose to be born, you chose a specific mask that is unique to you, to wear throughout life in the world. perhaps you chose it because of a family dynamic, perhaps because you needed a mask that would take you out into the world and have experiences that your soul needs to have.
My whole life I had felt as though I was invisible.
When I was young it used to hurt, not being seen or cared about, but as I got older I embraced my invisibility… I wore it like a protective cloak because eventually I came to realize that people cannot hurt you if they don’t get close enough… and they’ll never get close enough if they don’t even realize you exist. So I perfected the art of being a wallflower; learned how to blend into the background unseen and unnoticed.
And then one day I saw you.
You looked at me and smiled… and suddenly,
I didn’t want to be invisible anymore.
All my opinions on Hamilton in Chicago

This was my second time seeing Hamilton, the first time in Chicago. While the fact that it was the second time around with a different cast and theater certainly made it feel different than last time, one thing that was weighing heavily on me throughout the show was that… the country feels like it’s heading in a different direction than what I saw it last. My all-time favorite lines in the show are these that Hamilton sings:

I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me
America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me
You let me make a difference
A place where even orphan immigrants
Can leave their fingerprints and rise up

The first time I heard this I thought about the American Dream and how far we’d come in building upon the work these people had started. This time I thought about the weight of responsibility that is on all of us now to do so much better. I still found hope in the show but in different places than I had before.

With that, I’ll talk about the performances under the cut.

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Author: kpopfanfictrash

Pairing: You / Kai (Jongin)

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 5,137

Summary: You cannot appeal to my better nature, for I have none. I am not human, little one.”

You’ve always known you were different. You’re able to see them, after all, able to see the Others. You’ve also always ignored them. Until the day comes where you’re forced to make a choice - one that throws your world into chaos. And sends you down a path you might never return from.

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anonymous asked:

Anti, after taking over Jack's body, quickly learned how to blend in. But now that's he's gaining more power and growing more comfortable in a corporeal body, some of his personality is bleeding through the Jack facade; leading to moments like the one in the Clone Drone vid. We'll soon see Anti "move out" completely of the glitches once he gets enough power/wants to. Only then will we see Jackaboy in the glitches. Right now, he's kept prisoner inside his own head.

This is so cool, what if this actually turned out to be cannon?

Prison is Hell

By reddit user SamMarduk

I hate it here.

Granted, I deserve it.

I’m currently locked down behind massive, concrete walls and solid steel doors in a maximum-security penitentiary. I was locked up what feels like a lifetime ago now. I earned it, I did. Every second I rot here is justice, but that doesn’t change the fact that I hate it.

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I’d like to think I know what makes a good TV show…so I have one question..why is no one talking about People of Earth?

It’s got solid reception by TV critics and the audience, and it’s even been renewed for a second season. The writing is clever, the premise is unique, the characters have quirks and none of them are perfect- they feel very human (even the alien characters, lol). It’s funny, but also suspenseful and kind of creepy, which surprised me considering it was made by the same creators of the Office and Parks & Rec. I can’t wait to see the questions brought up in the finale finally be answered. 

It’s genuinely entertaining and I hate to see a show that has such advantages basically pass under the radar. I can certainly say that I’ve not seen anything like it, and that means a lot. It also does things that a lot of TV shows don’t do and I think that they should. Here are some things it did that I liked.

  • There are women of all different body types and ages on the show and all of them are acknowledged as being attractive, but the main focus is placed on their personality and their experiences. It’s nice to see so many body types represented well on the screen. 
  • The alien characters are surprisingly fresh and they don’t speak like typical “Aliens”, they speak like us, which feels more believable. I mean, if aliens really were trying to invade for centuries, don’t you think they would have learned how to blend in on Earth at this point? 
  • One of the characters is revealed partway through the show as being gay. I think the show creators wanted it to seem surprising, since he’s a very masculine guy and he seems very rural and more small-town in terms of his values. But that shouldn’t be surprising at all. What I like is that “being gay” isn’t treated like his whole character identity. It’s relevant to the scene where it’s revealed, but “being gay” isn’t solely what his character is based on. He is gay. He is also kind. And supportive. And hard-working. And honest, even though he might say things that make other people feel uncomfortable. He’s a complete character, who is also gay. I’m so sick of seeing a caricature of gay people on TV, where the only information we know about them is their sexuality, or where their sexuality is treated as some sort of “character quirk”. When his son asks him to pick a “story” between being gay or being abducted by aliens, he says “Neither of those things are a choice.” I wish he had gotten more screen time, since he was a really intriguing character, but what can you do. 
  • The show features a Hispanic priest who was in a funk jazz band, an African American journalist who excels at his job and writes ground-breaking journalism, and a curvy African-American post-office lady who can set up freaking booby traps like, damn, that’s impressive. I want to know how to set up booby traps.  
  • One of the aliens (who is referred to with “he/him” pronouns, so I think he’s a guy) is PROBABLY IN LOVE WITH THE OTHER MALE ALIEN AND THEY SHOULD HAVE HUGGED OR SOMETHING WHILE THEY HAD THE CHANCE
  • The show’s atmosphere is very unsettling. Not exactly creepy, not even to the level of Stranger Things, but you constantly have the feeling that something more devilish is at work behind the scenes, and there is an impending doom approaching that the characters are only just beginning to grasp. Something unexpected, surprising. 
  • There is a very attractive Nordic-looking alien whose main purpose is to nurture others and give them whatever emotional/physical support they need and just be accommodating. And they could have given a woman this role but they gave it to a man, like kudos. He’s the antithesis of toxic masculinity. He’s shy and just wants the person he likes to be happy, even if he can’t make her happy. He apologizes for things that aren’t even his fault. He’s quiet and openly emotional. He’s not assertive, he’s not concerned with dominance, and he is motivated by the desire to care for others. He learns how to stand up for himself more near the end of the series but he’s still such a sweetie.
  • I never knew for sure what was going to happen next. I could sense all of the romantic implications, but that’s because my shipping sensors are so fine-tuned. But as far as the rest of the plot goes, it was a wild ride. I like being able to guess and come up with theories, instead of saying “This is going to happen, I already know.” 
  • This is a minor thing, but the colors were really fresh and bright. They seemed to pop off the screen. 
  • There was a lot of emotional moments, but nothing felt overplayed or downplayed. It was just right. The characters felt a lot of emotion, but they would only explode under the right circumstances, where it made sense with their character and the level of stress they were placed under. It felt real. And that’s saying a lot for a show about alien abductions and conspiracies. 

People of Earth fandom, take me to your leader. 

anonymous asked:

I cannot blend my eyeshadow for the life of me 😭 Do you know any good tutorials? (preferably people with darker skin)

I don’t think you need a tutorial to learn how to blend eyeshadow tbh. This is something that you’re just going to have to practice until perfect. I do have some tips that I think would be really helpful though:

  • Use soft, fluffy brushes to diffuse color like the Sigma E40.
  • Fade lighter colors into darker colors to seamlessly blend into each other. A lot of people refer to this as using “transition colors.” 
  • Always use a light hand when applying colors in the crease as to avoid creating harsh lines that are difficult to blend out. Everything will look more seamless if you never have any lines in the first place.
  • Use circular motions to buff out the edges of your makeup to make them disappear.
  • Take your time. I personally go back and blend my eyeshadow out after damn near every step of the application. Perfectly blended eyeshadow does not take 2 seconds.

Danielle 💕