mermaid au again bc i love it and it seems like you guys like it too! the beautiful designs are made by the lovely @more-like-bl-on-ice!! thank you for letting me draw them, they’re just so wonderful <3 please go check out their art guys!!! :D
Unhealthily obsessed with video games, anime, Disney, or some sick combination of the three
One of the most sleep-deprived majors, but also surprisingly chipper (there are exceptions)
Instantly recognizable by their triforce t-shirts or Pokemon Go snapbacks
In spite of everything, they have the highest population of straight-edge asexuals
If you weren’t straight edge and celibate before, then prepare to be, because you’re about to disown all bodily urges and dedicate your life to drawing cartoon animals
Like Animation majors, but cooler and much better taste in fashion. A little less tech-savvy, though
Comic book nerds
Painting & Drawing
A friend of mine once said, “People who love animation go into animation. Then they realize it’s a ton of work and switch to illustration. Then they realize THAT’S a ton of work and switch into Painting & Drawing.”
Highest percentage of colorful hair and weird tattoos/piercings
Listen to music you’ve never heard of
Smoke a LOT, asthmatics beware
Kinda stereotypical stoners or high level artsy kids, but not that pretentious
Somehow even more conceptual and indie than P&D
Behind the ceramics building, there’s a sculpture garden of all the sculptures of students past. Every night, the campus closes at 4AM. They say it’s for security, but I say it’s because the sculptures all come to life at that point. I mean, think about it. The whole “spooky midnight hour” is so cliche, I don’t know anyone who DOESN’T stay up till midnight at least once a week. But 4AM? That’s the true witching hour. The hour that belongs only to the living sculptures (and architecture majors I guess)
Frankly, the least hygienic major
All the males and most of the females have a rank odor after being sweatily hunched over the steaming hot forges for too long
Might be stoners, but the chill, easy-to-hang-out-with stoners
Probably the most like a real family. I always walk by the Glass Studio at night and feel the breeze of warm air from their fire, catch a riff of tasteful classic rock, and hear the echoes of genuine laughter from within. It must be nice to have a home.
I dunno, I’ve never met one. They put on some sick gallery shows, though.
In spite of Graphic Design as an art not being super emotional or indie compared to, say, Painting, the GD majors are probably some of the most tortured souls I’ve met
I used to be best friends/date a GD major and watched before my eyes as she was crushed by the world around her from Freshman to Junior year. Honestly I’m not sure if she still goes here. We don’t talk anymore, it’s too painful. I miss her, or rather, I miss the person she used to be. The person she used to be before Graphic Design.
I’m now roommates with a poor little GD Freshman, and I worry about her every day. Not as a lover like with the last one, but as a parent. What will happen to her? How long will she last? Cheyenne, if you’re reading this, run away while you still can.
Gets excited about fonts and kerning.
I don’t really know what kerning is.
Outdoorsy and nature loving hippies
The chillest major, I envy them
Photography IS hard work, don’t get me wrong, but come ON! You travel to a beautiful mountain spring, snap a few pictures, and call it a day
Never need to pull all-nighters
Seriously, I deeply respect Photography as an art and all BUT
Some of them are also outdoorsy and nature loving hippies, the rest are hipSTERS
“I don’t watch ‘movies.’ I watch Films.”
Apparently they have something of a drug problem, i.e., half the class comes in stoned
My friend Chris said one of the film teachers plays Porno he made in class, I’m not sure if he was messing with me or not
Oh boy, Architecture
The coldest hearts of any major
The only nice Architecture majors are the first years. After that last final, something inside of them breaks. At that point they either crawl to a different major in submission, or become as sharp, straight, and lifeless as the buildings which they spend so much time designing
They literally do not sleep
Seriously, I was pulling an all-nighter last week (since the Architecture place is the only place open 24/7) and I swear to god there was an entire CLASSFULL of the Architects up and jamming from 10pm to 7am. I tried to sleep, but the Architecture majors just wouldn’t quit. Also, it was so cold there. So cold. Cold from the hearts of fifth-year Architects. I’m bringing my winter backpacking sleeping bag next time.
Mostly foreign exchange students, especially Chinese, Indian, and Korean
I don’t speak Chinese, Indian, OR Korean so I can’t say much else
Vaguely like Architecture majors, only they appear to have a normal spectrum of human emotions
What is Interactive Design? Honestly I don’t really know. Like making Apps or some shmuck.
Graphic Designers who love themselves
Obviously they’re very very VERY nicely dressed
Calm, confident, but also have fun sides
Most of the textiles students I’ve met are just stop-motion loving Animators
I think the ones that aren’t are probably like grandmas that love knitting or something
Honestly I didn’t know this was a major until like last semester
The only furniture major I’ve met was this Norwegian dude who looked like a greek god
We were once assigned to do a group project together but then he blew me off to go surfing so I had to do it myself. Seriously? Surfing???? Like I’d be mad but that’s a cool reason to blow someone off. Hell, I’d blow people off surfing if I had the easy life of a non-animation-major
“We have a writing program?”
They’re cool though
Get really excited about books. I’ve read only about three or four books so I kind of just smile and nod while they talk
Seem genuinely interested in other people’s stories
I’m not entirely sure what this is
Passionate about social justice and teamwork
Disclaimer: No offense to any of them (except architecture majors)
*At California College of the Arts from my relativley limited perspective as an animation major who frankly has only had minimal interactions with the others
Look it’s my favorite the little beans, being sickenly adorable! <3
This piece was actually commissioned by the sweet and incredibly patient @tears-on-my-garden, and honestly I had a blast making this for them. Thank you so much for the commission!
Sorry for the lack of updates or response as of late, I recently got a cold and it’s been the death of me the last few days. So hopefully this cute little Roscar piece can tied everyone over till next time!
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funny / weird warrior cat fandom things from 2008 - 2013
when wolfquest was huge and a bunch of ppl started to make the warrior…..cat…characters as wolves on wolfquest and every caption was like “i spent like hours trying to make it look more catlike”
my littlest pet shop warrior cat videos aka where ppl tried to recreate into the wild but w/ my littlest pet shop toys
when u went onto the official warrior cats website and u KNEw u were In It when the cat faces came together and went “mRRROOWW” and u either were pumped af or scared as shit
EVERY TIME WE TOUCH WARRIOR CAT AMVS to every….single…..couple
sims warrior cat videos which were basically the same as the my littlest pet shop ones except ppl tried 2 recreate into the wild w/ the sims
that era where everyone was scrambling to find an anime intro that fit into the wild enough so they could make an amv to it and a “warrior cats intro” video
that weird art shift where everyone simultaneously began to hate cat fringes / cat bangs and forced them out of their art??? like i swear there was an era where everyone just Stopped for a bit and if u did cat bangs u were considered False
warrior cats fanfiction was at it’s Peak and everyone was scrambling to find good warrior cats fics
Create A Cat warrior cat fanfiction where the author would make a story but ask u to create the characters for them and then they usually never made the story / the story wasn’t enjoyable for the author bc these werent even their characters lol
when gay warrior cat content was so rare that everyone just sorta had to dig deep to find ANY good content for it
ashfur / scourge or REVENGESHIPPING
brightheart / daisy peaked at this time too and then randomly…..dropped….like seriously everyone loved it in this time period and then everyone forgot about it
the top warriors amvs at this time were bluestar amvs, brightheart & swiftpaw amvs, scourge amvs, and ashfur amvs. if u found another one during this time period u were Lucky.
roleplaying warrior cats on freewebs dot com or blogspot dot com bc it was fun to make an oc on one of those websites and it gave a lot of ppl a headstart on web design actually it was p cool
search ashclan.freewebs.com or shadeclan.freewebs.com or ANYTHING like that and i bet you’re gonna find someones super old rp clan
that weird time frame where ppl either Really hated hollyleaf or rly loved her???? like there was this big frame of time where no one knew which to hate
Look, regardless of how you feel about Naoko Takeuchi, you have to admit she A. was really determined and B. had zero fucking chill:
She wanted to give Usagi a fucking gun and OsaP told her no so what happened? She gave to her six year old future daughter instead…who proceed to point it at USAGI’S FOREHEAD IN HER FIRST APPEARANCE.
Really wanted to murder everyone and call it a day but everyone said chill–and then the anime did it any way and she was PISSED. But don’t worry SHE’LL KILL THEM EVENTUALLY.
Wanted to make Ami a cyborg for some reason and kill her brutally. Was told no and waited until Hotaru came around to do the same exact thing.
MELTED NIGHTMARES AND SKULLS NAOKO WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH YOU AND THAT.
Look she had her fourteen year olds protag kill a lot of people and ain’t no one gonna stop her
I am absolutely sure the reason why the eternal sailor moon outfit is the way it is because she was 100% done with everything and also sleep depraved
started out drawing cutesy shoujo but I mean clearly that’s not where her heart lies because if anything sailor moon brought to front how much she liked to KILL THINGS like seriously Naoko what the hell
I mean I get it, same but what the hell
At some point she gave up and started drawing all her villains in fancy lingerie instead of designing actual outfits
I am almost somewhat positive Sailor Moon was just an excuse for her to draw high end designer brands because she SURE LOVES TO NAME DROP
Everyone makes fun of “Tuxedo Mask” as a name and okay I get that but remember she almost went with “Mysterious 2098 Face” I THINK WE ALL JUST NEED TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND THANK THE HEAVENS SHE WENT IN ANOTHER DIRECTION
Wait scratch that I’m actually sure she was just drawing manga to mAKE AS MANY BAD PUNS AND JOKES AS POSSIBLE
I Think about@destiny-islanders Crossover a lot. I have a lot of thoughts on it and not nearly enough time to draw them all out. There’s just so much to love about their comics, their humor, and especially their art style. Seriously, the clothing DI designs are ridiculously cool, and I love the eye thing they do. A few headcanons below.
Its no secret that I LOOVE Magical Girls. Heck, just look at my screen name. Here are my top 10 favourite Magical Girl anime.
10. Revolutionary Girl Utena
Lets start with one of the most unique and complex shojo anime and manga series ever. I myself am not sure if this qualifies as an MG anime but I’ve seen many people say it is so its on the list. Anyone who thinks all shojo is the same should watch this show. By the end, you’ll be left wondering if its even a shojo. It starts off fairly lighthearted but by episode 9, it gets serious and the plot starts picking up. Plus, it features some of the most complex characters ever and it touches on some serious subjects like incest and sexual abuse. I must warn you though, its not for everyone because of the reasons I just mentioned. If you’re someone who’s extremely uncomfortable with sexual abuse and incest, I’d recommend you skip this anime.
9. Princess Tutu
Just looking at the title of this anime is enough to send some people running away and judging it. But don’t let the cute name fool you. This is one of the most misleading anime ever. Like Utena, its a shojo but its fairly dark and has some tearjerking moments. But it also has its fairly lighthearted moments and that’s something I like about this anime. The ending is also bittersweet and will leave you wondering how an anime about a duck who becomes a ballerina managed to make you cry.
8. Tokyo Mew Mew
Looking back at this anime, maybe its not exactly the best. Its got its fair share of problems like how the main character, Ichigo, took most of the spotlight. But I still have a soft spot for this anime mainly because its really adorable to watch when you’re feeling sad. And the whole concept of these animal themed Magical Girls sounds interesting. What I love about this anime is how unlike the manga, it fleshed out the other girls as well. We found out a lot about Mint, Zakuro, Lettuce and Pudding and we loved them. I also loved how Ichigo DIDN’T choose the bad boy (Kisshu) over the nice guy (Masaya). In the end, she’s the one who chooses who’s best for her. So, even with all its problems, I have a soft spot for this anime.
7. Shugo Chara
Another anime that does have its fair share of problems but I enjoyed it nonetheless. What I loved most about it was the main character, Amu Hinamori. Some people may use the dreaded M word on her, but I think she’s a wonderfully complex character and one of the most unique Magical Girl leads. I also loved all the Magical Boys (Tadase, Ikuto etc). Though I will say, it didn’t need all that romance drama. I’m one of those people who doesn’t ship Amu with anyone and prefers her as a girl who tries to find herself before going into romance.
6. Little Witch Academia
Ah yes, one of the most recent anime. I got into it via the OVAs and I watched the anime when the second season was still airing. It was very different from the OVAs but I still loved it. Its animation and art style are amazing and breathtaking to look at and overall, it just feels like a magical experience. The main character, while she might be a typical cheery MG protagonist, is charming in her own way and the amount of growth she undergoes is amazing. In a way,, she kinda reminds me of Doremi Harukaze. Speaking of which…
5. Ojamajo Doremi
This is one of the cutest anime I’ve ever seen . The character designs are all adorable and the transformation is short and simplistic rather than a long, flashy transformation. And while it remains a cute witch anime, it also handles some rather heavy topics like divorce, miscarrige and even cancer. Seriously, a character dies of cancer and she’s only 9! But it still remains a cute show, despite the tearjerking moments.
4. Cardcaptor Sakura
I recently finished this anime and I loved every moment of it. It is a really cute anime with a simple art style, great animation and amazing characters. It also did a lot of things differently from other Magical Girl shows, like how Sakura doesn’t have a transformation scene and gets all her outfits made by Tomoyo and how there’s no antagonist. Eriol did come close but in the end, he had to do it for Sakura’s own good. What I loved about it most was how it didn’t forget its non magical characters. Tomoyo is obviously important, but Sakura’s other friends all have their own stories and personalities as well. Also, it features one of the cutest couples in anime history. I can’t wait for the new anime to come.
3. Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Yep, its a tie. I’ve seen people fight over which of these two is better. Madoka fans claim Yuki Yuna is a ripoff and Yuki Yuna fans list of a million reasons why its so much better than Madoka. Personally, I love both anime. They’re both good in their own rights. Besides they’re similar in a lot of ways. They both have great animation, amazing characters, an interesting and compelling story and many emotional moments. They both have their flaws but all in all, they’re both great. Why can’t people just see that instead of fighting over which is the better dark MG?
2. Pretty Cure
The big Magical Girl powerhouse in Japan. Pretty Cure may be a cash cow franchise made to sell toys but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Yes, it has 14 seasons now and that amounts to a lot of characters. But that’s what I like about it. It has a wide range of protagonists. You have sporty protagonists like Nagisa and Hibiki, shy ones like Tsubomi, determined ones like Haruka and smart ones like Mana (much as I don’t like her). They may not all be well developed but with all the wide range of characters, kids will surely find at least one character to relate to. Plus, the series has this special thing that makes me happy, no matter how sad I might be. It just inspires me to someday, make a Magical Girl show of my own. I find this happiness even in some of the weaker seasons like DokiDoki and Happiness Charge. The gif I used is from my favourite season, Go!Princess Pretty Cure. Princess Peach should take lessons in self defence from Cure Flora.
1. Sailor Moon
I know, I know. Very obvious choice. But like many others, Sailor Moon got me into Magical Girls. Not only that, it got me into other anime as well. It may be cliched now but it still has a special place in my heart. With amazing and strong characters, great storylines and splendid transformation scenes, its no wonder this show had a big impact on the genre. Even with its problems, it is my favourite anime and manga series ever. And yes, that includes Sailor Moon Crystal.
Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch
This is actually the second Magical Girl anime I’ve watched, after Sailor Moon. It has its problems and its a bit cheesy but I loved the concept of mermaids turning into idols. Its an amazing combination of the Magical Girl and Magical Idol genres.
A lil process post for the creation of the lil villain I based on that villain name generator, Maestro Peanut!
Maestro Peanut is that villain that most take as a joke more than anything. Their powers include being able to create and conduct music out of thin air as well as cause everyone in the vicinity to sing instead of speak in tune with the music Maestro is playing.
He would be the one responsible for those musical episodes on a show and oftentimes annoys both the heroes and the villains. He doesn’t mean to though of course he just wants to be a cool villain like all the other big bads. He isn’t the most successful villain when it comes to heists and such so he makes most of his income writing cool villain songs for his pals.
Ultimately he’s not looking for a lot of power or money if anything he’d just like to be taken seriously by his peers. After all, You think he came up with the name Maestro Peanut for himself?
Maestro is a whimsical and looney lil fellow, very toon like in behavior and speech.
Since we got “news” on DA4, I’d thought I’d post a wishlist similar to my MEA one on things I’d like to see. I know DA4 is years off yet but still I like lists. In no order my wishlist:
Get rid of the open world, some of the best stuff in DAI and MEA was the liner places such as the Trespasser DLC.
No more Shards, no more “tasks” drop it they didn’t add anything interesting.
If I have to chase someone around a map again (MEA: the little things that matter) that made me hate the characters involved. Not good.
Return to a DAI character creator, the hair options were good in MEA so we can improve on it. More “fancy” hair-do’s like braids and shit and some exclusive hair for certain races.
Return to the Origin Stories in DAO, getting to choose the wardens background and play a part in that before starting was great. Hawke I understood but the Inquisitor should have had origin stories, they help with lore. Speaking of which, If this is set in Tevinter like it was hinted in the Tresspasser DLC, backgrounds could include: Slave background, it sounds horrible but this is something that happens in Tevinter and hinted uprising and people wanting to stop slavery is going to be important in Tevinter. This background can be applied to all races. Noble Dwarf: Dwarves are highly regarded in Tevinter so if we must have noble options I want the dwarf to have one. No noble Humans, personally I’m tired of this give us a more interesting background. City Elf, I’m tired of being a Dalish so much was dedicated to the Dalish in DAI give us the ability to be a City elf again. It also makes little sense for the Dalish to be in Tevinter, since you know the whole slavery thing. Qunari or Tal-Vashoth origin: This is different then the Inquisitor who was a Vashoth, this will give our character a reason for being in Tevinter, escaping one terrible place only to end up in another.
Keep the dragon fights, but I want to fight more big creatures such as: Sylvans, Varterral, Rock Wraiths, Golem, some darkspawn, Drakes etc.
Return some of the horror element, If the darkspawn return have them return as horrible truly horrible monsters like in DAO, brood mothers! Also demons make them monstrous again and desire demons must return with male option!
Expand upon Dwarven, Qunari, Darkspawn, Old God and Blight lore, give us more information on the wardens and Anderfels.
Crafting was good in DAI, but I want the tinting option at the start and have more texture/colour options as well as more materials and designs. Give Qunari and Dwarves more unique armours they were seriously lacking in DAI.
More Unquie Weapon and Armour designs.
Love Interests. A dwarven love interest is a must now Gaider has stepped down, A Qunari option also MEA had good ideas, casual sex and relationships could be an option.
The Black Emporium as an option at the start of the game, instead of having it patched in.
I’d like to see the Inquisitor return, but instead of like Hawke more of a GTA5 style with multiple protagonists even if its only for a couple of missions (or one) and end the Inquisitors story there.
Put an end to the Hero of Ferelden’s story. Having them constantly dragged into the story in the background is annoying, have they found a cure for the blight? If so why is the warden getting such an amazing quest while we are stuck with mundane ones?
Scaled Ones, I don’t know what they are if they are still around but they sound interesting and may provide information on Reavers and blood magic.
Comabt, return to the DAO/DA2 style where you can pick two specializations and return in depth tactics, Classes I suggest are: Warriors: Reavers (because Tevinter), Tevinter Templar, Spirit Warrior, Champion, something new. Rogue: Assassin, Bard, Tempest, Ranger, Duellist, Mage: Necromancer (because Tevinter), Blood Mage (because Tevinter), Knight-Enchanter, Shapeshifter,
Things I DON’T WANT: A Mabari, it makes no sense for DA4′s companion the Mabari up and left the Tevinter people because they didn’t like them. If we must get an animal Companion I want something new. I’d love a dragon but that won’t happen.
Hey there friends! Here’s a list of iOS apps that will help you sleep better and relax. Studying hard is great, but your body needs rest, as do you! So go ahead, take a deep breath, and get the relaxation you deserve. xo!
*Pillow: (FREE) This is a sleep-tracking alarm clock; you leave your phone by your pillow/next to you when you sleep and it records you n stuff and helps you determine when it is best for you to wake up to feel refreshed!! I highly recommend this, it’s amazing and the design is so pretty!
*Binaural: (FREE) Yo this app is rad. It helps you relax, meditate, sleep, and even concentrate!! You pick a certain beat, frequency, and just listen. It has color themes (which are so pretty btw) and you can set a timer!
Sleepio: (FREE) This app is a sleep-improvement program, meant to teach you to overcome poor sleep! I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks very nice. These apps have a minimalist, clean design, my fave thing ever!
*Thunderspace: (FREE) This is the best I want to cry I LOVE this app. It’s like rainymood, but there’s different types of rain sounds. The ambience of the sounds is stellar. Seriously, it’s free, get it!! P.S. you can set the flash on your phone and there’s lightning! Feels like you’re in the tropics if you choose that rain sound, it’s amazing.
To Bed: (FREE) This app is like your momma! It reminds you, based on your age and wakeup times, to go to sleep. It’s your bedtime alarm, basically! For those of you who don’t really have self-control when it’s time to sleep, this is perfect! I’m pretty good at falling asleep quick because I’m always so tired, but I would definitely recommend this app.
*Sleep Better: (FREE) This app is similar to Pillow, but it’s another option for a sleep monitoring app. You can track your daytime activites and see how it affects your sleep cycle! The design is clean and contemporary and neat. It’s pretty rad!
TaoMix: (FREE) If you would like to create your own ambient sounds, this app is for you! Pretty darn cool. You can add bird sounds, rain, thunder, wind, water, and even other animals. There’s more than 45 high quality sounds you can work with to make thousands of mixes. Have fun with it!
*8tracks: (FREE) You may know about this app, but it’s the best thing ever ever ever. I can only listen to music when I’m cranking out essays for whatever reason, otherwise I can’t concentrate, so I love using 8tracks for that, and for chilling before bed.
* means I currently use the app and love it! the others are ones I plan on trying!
I hope you all enjoy these apps! Feel free to ask me anything, whether it be study related, you’d just like general advice, or someone to talk to!
UPDATED VERSION WITH NEWS ABOUT MY INTERVIEW - First, I must bring something important here : Peridot’s “Wow thanks !!” is one of the most precious things in this world. I have to say it this just makes me fanboy and YES EVEN IN THIS CONTEXT IT NEEDED TO BE DONE like seriously imagine how fucking adorable it would be
THAT BEING SAID - I’m gonna talk about my interview. I was with the actual college’s principal.
I obviously showed my work, and finally my sketchbook because I have some expressions and chara-design I wanted to talk about - and he then started to browse my whole sketchbook saying it was really nice and I was kinda scared for some reasons bUT - he finally came across this one, and stopped turning the pages and he freAKING SMILED
And after looking at everything he said he loved my artstyle, my universe, the way I set my characters, my ideas and how motivated I was - Seriously at these moments I’m the one who wants to scream “WOW THANKS”
He even asked me who were my favorite animators, best way to make me talk for 15 minutes non-stop even though I usually can’t say a word in front of someone :’3
ANYWAY this interview was perfect and there’s a high chance I’ll be able to get to this art college.