less pretty than the actual thing still

Okay so. As I said when I’d posted the sketch, there’s this commission of mine still floating about somewhere for the ghost Stan AU. I still like parts of it, but when I did it I actually ended up improving pretty quick afterwards so I don’t really care for it. It gets on my mind a lot just because it was one of my more popular things and still gets reblogged now and again.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to get it off my mind is to redo it. Well. This is less of a redo and more of a similar piece than anything.
@thesnadger commissioned the first one from me, and had commissioned me since and she’s really nice. So I actually hope she likes this one too to kind of make up for the ‘meh’ quality of the last one~

anonymous asked:

Do you believe the stuff Jontron said about how oppression in America doesn't exist? I know you're not American, but... I don't know, you don't seem like you would agree on that, as well as seeing on how women aren't oppressed, etc.

Honestly, Anon, I have barely heard anything about this whole political thing coming from him, so I know little to nothing about it…

I mean, yeah, like you said, I’m not American, so I know even less than I should, and I do think that oppression in United States (and a lot of other countries too) still exist and is very present in many ways, unfortunately.

But if you are actually hoping that I might go deeper into that, I’m sorry, but I really can’t. Again, I only heard about this whole thing about JonTron because I decided to rewatch his videos a few days ago and found many reviews on them talking about it, but that’s pretty much it. Aside from all the stuff I reblog here that might or might not be connected to American, Brazilian, or any other countries’ politics, I’m… actually not a very political person.

But, to sum it all up and actually answer your question:

From the little that I heard, no, I do not agree with Jon, but I still love his videos because they’re still pretty funny despite everything.

I am still very confused about this wave of “wearing hijab, burqa, niqab and any kind of ‘modesty covering’ is the new empowering feminist trend”.

Like, no ? 

Like, becoming a nun was pretty much the only way to escape marriage and men but that didn’t make it less than locking you up in a prison or made the men less lusting or still thinking you were a subhuman for being a woman. Whether they hid behind walls of bricks or fabric was still them being shield away from full freedom.

Also this whole thing is seriously invisibling all muslim women who don’t wear any of this “modesty garb” stuff. 

So shout-out to free hair muslim women because a piece of cloth that has actually no religious significance shouldn’t be the proof of your goodness.

the fact that Fleur IS a half-breed but it’s never addressed in text bothers me lots. because it’s not just like Lupin and Hagrid where people think they’re less than human and don’t want anything to do with them, veelas are clearly hella fetishised so it’s more less than human but dudes still want to fuck them, they just don’t want anything more. except you never actually see it in text apart from Molly and Ginny’s thing that she’s too pretty and clearly evil and would never want to marry someone who wasn’t beautiful…

“Maddie hasn’t improved!”

Okay, I see people saying that Maddie hasn’t improved that much or has even regressed this past season, which totally boggles my mind because if you look at any gifs and videos of her in seasons 1-3, it’s pretty clear that over seasons 4-5 she has made the most progress.

What pisses me off is rarely does anyone give any actual technical example of how Maddie has regressed/stopped improving, they simply cite “Mackenzie beat her!” and “She didn’t get first at this thing!”

If you’re basing the whole “Maddie has regressed!” thing off of the fact that Maddie has occasionally not gotten first this season, then that’s total bullhinky. At most dance competitions, placing in the top five overall for your age group still makes you pretty much amazing, and it’s usually less than a point separating each place from each other. Rarely do these less-than-real competitions reveal the actual scores anyway.

Nevertheless, here are things I’ve noticed from clips, gifs and full videos from Maddie over the years — real, true, technical achievements:

  • Higher jumps
  • More flexible jumps
  • Better placed jumps
  • More flexibility in general
  • Far greater turnout (you can really see it on her pitch kicks)
  • Straighter knees
  • Stronger ankles and a higher releve
  • Far better control over her arms
  • Not nearly as much travelling on her fouettes
  • Also doesn’t do the weird bouncy thing with her working leg on her a la secondes anymore
  • Really strong floorwork
  • Her shoulders aren’t creeping up as much anymore.

Now, she still has stuff to work on because every dancer does. She still has a swayback and she still occasionally sickles her feet (Cathy was onto something). But generally to act like Maddie has made no progress over the past two years is so foolish it seems to be almost willingly foolish.

The Libertines. Bristol. RIP me.

I don’t think I’m awake enough to have processed this all yet, but here. Have some brief recollections and thoughts on the Libs in Brizzle! 

- From what I’ve heard online, less riotous than Rock City, but still glorious. I think everyone might have been a bit tired, actually, even though Carl was still doing his best impression of the energiser bunny. 

- Close! I was so close! I’m sitting on my bed at home typing this and John was as close to me as the far corner of my bedroom is right now! 

- It was a pretty lovely crowd anyway, but everyone kept on cheering and singing along when they played Gunga Din, which feels like an Important Thing. 

- They played Fame and Fortune and Carl did a little music hall-esque monkey dance while Peter was singing.

- John kept trying to talk to us, but he was pretty quiet so I don’t think anyone knew what he was saying…

- They played Heart of the Matter…

Peter: rumblings in the ranks about this one…
Carl, defensive: I’m not worried
Gary stands up and points to himself at this point, but P & C are talking into microphones & facing the front, so bicker on a bit…
…and then Heart of the Matter! Slightly dodgy timing at the start but when it gets going it’s awesome!  

- They played Iceman in the encore! And it was glorious! And the last few phrases were just sung, lip to lip, entirely ignoring the microphone… 

- There was also a point in Katie when Carl was clearly so determined to mic-share with Peter that they ended up sharing Carl’d handheld mic centimetres in front of Peter’s… I mean…

- Carl kept grabbing hold of Peter, particularly in the encore, apparently not wanting to let him go. 

- Oh and there was a point - possibly before or after Ha Ha Wall ? - where they were talking and Peter’s hand hovered over Carl’s shoulder for 30 seconds before he let himself touch… At which point Carl kept touching him until they started playing again

- Peter was wearing a terrible flat cap. Carl stole it as he went offstage. I’m not 100% sure which of them having it is worse

- Oh, and at the end, when everyone was bowing and faffing, Peter went back and leant on John’s amp to watch, and just looked so happy and contented and the world is ok now so we can all die happy.

#Outlander evening with Sam and Caitriona

This text will contain major season 2 spoilers so if you haven’t read the books and wish to stay spoiler free please do not read it.

I’m not a writer or a blogger and English is not my native language so I apologise in advance if my writing turns out to be not a very smooth read, containing occasional spelling and grammatical mistakes.

PART 1

A promise is a promise so as promised ;) I will try to recall as much as I can from the absolutely FANTASTIC evening with Caitiona and Sam organized by AmazonVideoUK last Tuesday.

Even though it already happened I still can’t quite believe I was actually there. It might have something to do with the fact that the whole thing came absolutely out of nowhere (I was pretty much convinced my e-mail address didn’t even register since there was no “thank you for entering” reaction) and carried that extremely “last minute” vibe with it. When I saw the message saying I was one of the lucky winners, I had less than 12 hours to organize childcare (my husband was away on a business trip), plane tickets and accommodation in London. On regular basis my dealing with such situations leads to a complete chaos but this time everything went surprisingly smooth and before I knew it, I was sitting on a plane making two total strangers promise me they will check #Outlander out! A Brazilian girl vaguely recalling something about the books and an English gentleman who at first drew a total blank but after a while said, “Wait a minute, I think I’ve heard something about it on Radio4, a guy, rolling naked in the mud in 18th century Scotland…” Yup, sounded like #Outlander to me!

When the plane landed I got to a little disappointing start, realizing that even though I paid for the service, my mobile Internet didn’t work so I would not be able to continue to keep my Twitter followers posted. Since I couldn’t do anything about it, I quickly let it go and went on enjoying this incredible adventure. With a little help from my friend who lives in London and kindly took me under her wings, I made it problem-free and on time to the ground zero aka Sony Entertainment Studios. Quite a few people were already there and more arrived shortly. Nobody knew exactly what was awaiting us so we killed time speculating all possible scenarios, joking and getting to know each other. The door was supposed to open at 18:00 but there was some delay and I think we were finally allowed inside around 18:15, maybe even 18:20. After a quick security check we were led into a relatively small screening room. Bigger was not needed, there were only 50 of us after all.  On the way there we passed quite a few Outlander posters and finally faced a huge one projected on the theater screen. We were asked to take our seats and wait. That was another 15 minutes I think, but that went fast since we were busy taking pictures of ourselves with that gigantic display in the background. I gotta admit some of us at that point (myself including) were hoping they were going to show us the first episode of Season2 but that proved not to be the case and we watched the extended version of the official trailer instead. With the last scenes of which two people entered the room and a huge applause that followed, left no doubt who those people were. My heart skipped a beat, I am sure, but I recovered quickly and after pinching myself real hard (at that point I still kinda felt like the whole thing was a dream) focused on what was happening on the stage. Sam and Cait were given two of those set style chairs and after quick debate over the need or no need for microphones, AmazonUK representative finally laid out the plan for the evening. Right at the beginning, to our huge disappointment we were informed that no pictures or recording were allowed during the Q&A session, which was going to take place first. The sounds of discontent died out immediately though when we were told that after Q&A Sam and Cait kindly agreed to move the party to the bar, where we would be able to take pictures, chat with them and get autographs. That of course met a huge wave of approval! The Q&A began with a few questions asked by the Amazon guy. They were pretty much the same we hear all the time these days. What’s the difference between season1 and 2, costumes, were they expecting the huge success of the show when they started and such. The answers were the same they always give, so no surprises there… It got really interested when the fan Q&A began but about that tomorrow…

SO, I gotta admit I think it’s pretty incredible that since I moved about five months ago, that I have the amount of people that followed me here, that actually still enjoyed my Rose and my stupid ass. I mean, six hundred of you guys, more than that, actually. That’s CRAZY. I love everyone of you and I’m just kinda still looking at my things in shock. I don’t deserve you guys. I mean, I didn’t think I would get more than one hundred on my original blog, much less more than fifty in the moved one. I just — ag H. I’ve had so many memories on Rose and I can’t wait to make some more and speak and interact with so many more of you.

Now the part you actually came to look at this post. They’re in ALPHABETICAL ORDER !!

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