literally the faces i make in real life

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#let me tell you one thing about this #sebastian stan’s acting #all i see when i look at his face is terror #you can literally see 2340958 different emotions in his eyes #he’s breathing so heavily #and it just makes it look so real #he looks so afraid #but what shatters my heart the most is that he’s afraid of himself #bucky wanted to get away from everything #he didn’t choose this life #he was forced by hydra #bucky barnes is not a villain #i can’t look in his eyes in this scene and even imagine him being the villain #his eyes are screaming #help me #i’m sorry i took the lives of innocent people help me #i’m sorry i almost killed you steve help me #SO ANYWAY #props to sebastian stan for acting this out #because there was a lot of stuff going on in bucky’s internal monologue

RIP To My Youth pt. 2

Pairing: Jughead x Reader

Description: It’s the next day and despite the nerves, Y/N is ready to show off her new look to everyone at school. How will they react? With the Vixens tryouts right around the corner and unwelcomed run-ins with Jughead, support from other members of the scooby gang will be needed.

Warnings: Just a few swears it’s all good. 

Word Count: 4343 (Yeah I know it’s pretty long so yano, make yourself a cup of tea, sit down, get comfy and give it a read)



You know in those cliché teen movies where the protagonist walks through the halls of their high school and it’s all in slow motion with some kind of empowering music playing in the background and it’s just completely over dramatic? 

Well, that’s pretty much exactly what I felt like walking into school today, whether that was a good thing or not was an entirely different issue. I was turning heads, to say the least; I put so much effort into my appearance today that I kinda felt like if I didn’t achieve this response I would have completely failed. I tried my best to keep up a confident demeanour, and to my surprise, I was holding up rather well. I think that little pep talk I had with myself in the mirror this morning might have actually worked, hell yes.  

 My burgundy dress clung to my body as I glided down the hallway, ignoring the stares I was receiving a little further up I could see Archie, Ronnie and Kevin in a group by their lockers, they were deep in conversation and hadn’t spotted me yet. Unfortunately for me, in order to get to them, I was going to have to walk past the vast majority of the football team, who were all laughing about something in a group by their lockers.

 My heart sped up and I could feel my pulse quicken, I prayed they wouldn’t say anything as my usual encounters with them usually involved them teasing me in some petty juvenile way. 

As I passed them I held my breath and to my dismay but also surprisingly I was met with a symphony of cat calls, without thinking I turned my head to look at them, I made direct eye contact with the big man on campus himself Reggie Mantle, he just looked at me arms folded leaning against his locker and smirked. I was surprised because usually, he’d call me a freak or something uncreative like Wednesday Adams which Jughead and I had both been called numerous times throughout our years here.  I rolled my eyes rising above it and quickly made my way over to the three familiar faces by the lockers.

 “OH MY GOD” Veronica nearly yelled as she eyed me up and down when I stood next to her, “oh my god is right, YES why didn’t you tell us you were going all extreme makeover, that dress and your hair is literally giving me life right now” Kevin said with a look of amazement in his eyes. “Well, I thought I needed a little change,” I said laughing at the look on their faces. “You look amazing Y/N, I can’t get over this” Ronnie continued, she proceeded to literally poke me in the face, I looked at her as if to say ‘what the hell are you doing’, “sorry I just had to make sure this was real” a big smile was now painted across her face. “I think you broke Archie” Kevin motioned to the red headed boy whose mouth was wide open. Kevin’s words immediately brought Archie out of whatever strange trance he was in “H-hey Y/N, sorry it’s just really weird seeing you look so, so” Archie started “So hot!” Veronica finished. This made all of us laugh in unison.

“I was actually wondering if you two would come shopping with me this weekend, If I’m going to keep up this look I’m gonna need help from the experts” I motioned towards Kevin and Ronnie. “Of course! We will be your fashion fairy godparents, ready to give you all the style advice and direction you need” Veronica said looking at Kevin who nodded in approval of her statement.  

“Thank you guys so much” I breathed a sigh of relief, “Sorry Arch, I’d ask you too but I don’t think girly shopping trips are really your forte” I said looking at Archie.

 “Don’t worry no offence taken you’re right, but maybe I can meet you guys at Pop’s afterwards?” Archie replied. “But of course Archiekins, after a day of retail therapy Pop’s milkshakes are the only way to regain one’s strength” Veronica answered.

 “Oh my god I completely forgot to mention, Cheryl’s having a party at her house this Saturday too, apparently her parents are heading out of town to meet with a private investigator and she’s throwing a party to celebrate her mother giving her back the River Vixens and the new recruit she’s picking after school, so naturally I got the whole gang invited, Veronica Lodge does not disappoint” Ronnie said clapping her hands and grinning, this was met with the rest of us grinning excitedly and thanking her.

 However all I could now think of was that damn audition today, I’d almost forgotten about it, this news of a party being thrown practically in honour of the new recruit was enough to turn the butterflies in my stomach into grenades. The bell signalling the start of first period cut off this thought and brought me right back into reality. “Oh god, we’d better get going, see you guys in the student lounge at lunch break?” Kevin asked, we all agreed to meet there and went our separate ways.

 What class did I have first today? Shit, it was English. My stomach dropped and the grenades started exploding in a far fiercer manor. Jughead was in this class, what the hell was I going to do. Taking a deep breath I started walking rather slowly, in some last ditch effort to delay what was to come; however, in the back of my mind, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to escape the inevitable.  

 By the time I reached my class everyone was already inside and the teacher had begun talking, great if I wasn’t nervous enough to see Jughead I’d have to do the awkward “dash to my seat/ apologise for being late” stunt.

 I took a deep breath and quickly opened the door to the classroom, like ripping off a Band-Aid. Walking in I looked at the teacher who had a surprised look on her face, “ah sorry I’m late Mrs Jackson” I said, before I could scan the room for a seat, the teacher quickly added “oh I didn’t know we were getting a new student today, why isn’t there an office aid with you?”

 What the fuck, did she really think I was a new student; honestly I didn’t think I looked THAT different. Then again she was pretty damn old, needless to say, I was still rather embarrassed. I heard some muffled laughs coming from the students already seated, ignoring them I looked at my teacher, in hope of her getting a better look at my face “Uh Mrs Jackson, it’s Y/N Y/L/N, I’ve been in this class all year” I said trying to sound as polite as possible, the muffled laughter continued “oh so It is! I’m so sorry dear you look quite different today, please take a seat and try not to be late next time” I gave her a flat smile and turned to scan the room.

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Ruff & Tumble

[read on ao3]

genre: smut, fluff

word count: 6.5k

warnings: swearing

extra tags: blowjob, handjob, dogs

summary:

Dan moves into his new apartment for the dog park downstairs – little does he know that the town comes with more than just fluffy tails.  

AU where Phil has a dog and Dan almost doesn’t know if he likes the dog or the boy more.

excerpt; 

The guy looks up from his kneeling position in the grass, and seeing Dan, smiles. The dog next to him, with her fluffy golden curl of a tail, wiggles her butt at him. Dan doesn’t think he’s ever seen a better sight.

That is, until he actually looks up into the owners face.

Oh no, he thinks, Oh, no, no.

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I honestly wish I could live in ignorance and didn’t educate myself on the problems of the world, especially when it comes to problems we face. It feels like it’s harder to make friends because I’m too “woke” (dislike that word). I can literally hear every problematic thing everyone of every race is saying. It’s like I’m always reading between the lines. I’d love to find other black girls my age, (18), in real life that like to discuss things like being black, problems in our community, what they think about x,y & z. Not everyday talk about boys, sex & parties. Have a bit of depth like.

L, Mello, and Near are literally meant to make you uncomfortable appearance-wise… As a visual representation of their contrast in personality when compared to Light’s natural beauty/charisma… Its stated in volume 13 that if you saw L in real life you’d basically cross to the other side of the street. Mello is always drawn from the weirdest angles making the most unflattering and terrifying faces because he is a literal KIDNAPPER/MOBSTER/INTERNATIONAL FELON and y'all still want to be like noooooooo… Please… Anything but making My Precious Babbu Cinnamon Yaoi Sons ugly… please… How will I get off at night… How will I feed my family…

izzie does a thing - the basics of building a character

  • part 1 - faces, locations, and names, OH MY
  • part 2 - (the) blood (of the covenant) is thicker than (the) water (of the womb)
  • part 3 -  edumacation - readin, writin, ‘rithmatic, and the goddamn street
  • part 4 - in conclusion- use all the details you can possibly think of, mix, bake at 450 for 45 minutes.

PART 1 - FACES, LOCATIONS, AND NAMES,   O H   M Y

ok, so i sort of feel like quite often, picking an fc first and building an oc around them, or taking a canon muse with very little backstory, and building them up is viewed pretty poorly. especially picking a face first. it’s kind of this idea of wanting a face to ship two faces together bullshit nonsense. so first things first, throw that idea out the window. picking a face first is a great place to start because it gives you so much goddamn information all on it’s own, and that information is the building blocks of what you’re going to build. it’s how i do it. and that’s kind of the point?

in as concise a way as possible (ahaha, read: in the most rambling and profanity-laced way possible), this series of character building essays is going to break down the way that i build characters, in the hopes of offering others a bit of insight into one way you can make an oc 'pop’, or read like a real life human being some poor woman birthed after 10 hours of labor, and a lot of screaming. this is, by no means, the only way to go about it, but i’ve been told whatever i’m doing is working. this is what i’m doing.

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kittyseeboo  asked:

But seriously can you imagine how Kaneki would be if he sees Hide again? I can already see it in Ishida's art he'd be like: "Let me touch you, so I know you're real."

You’re all fucking up my emotions so badly, why are you doing this.

Fuck man, that face Kaneki made when he was imagining Hide and telling him how lonely he was without him? THAT WAS FROM A FUCKING HALLUCINATION. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE REAL THING?

I literally can’t deal with this I’m getting shaky just thinking about it. Seriously, the minute their reunion happens, I won’t be able to stop talking about it for the rest of my life. I mean fuck, I keep talking about it now even though it hasn’t happened lmfao

Okay but we all know Kaneki would be all teary eyed and sobbing but I really really really want to see how it affects Hide? We’ve never really seen any raw emotion from Hide at all. All we’ve seen are his usual smiles and that serious face he makes when some shit’s going down. I want to see Hide FEELING THINGS. I want to see him crying and overcome with emotion when he sees Kaneki. I want to fucking see in his eyes how much he missed Kaneki and I wanna see the relief in his eyes. I don’t want the same old “Hey, Kaneki, long time no see. I’m gonna pretend like this isn’t a big deal even though I’ve been rotting in my own tears for years from how much I missed you but I’m gonna act like we last saw eachother yesterday.” I WANT TO SEE SOME RAW EMOTIONS FROM HIDE. IT’LL HURT ME BEYOND ALL REASON BUT IN THE BEST WAY. I NEED IT SO BAD.

Chris Hardwick, stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, television host, writer, producer, podcaster, and musician, CEO of Nerdist Industries interviewed Robert Pattinson for 50 minutes. Listen to this great podcast:

Highlights of Rob’s interview & my notes *Rob’s quote in bold:

Starts at 8:00

  • Explaining the current press tour, how the Safdie brothers (directors) are more focused than him.
  • Vaguely embarrassed about talking about his acting process “What if someone doesn’t like it?”
  • Pretty much all of my drive and enthusiasm for anything is born out of chronic insecurity and self-hatred. It’s kind of annoying. it’s a vicious circle if you ever get out of that then you’ve succeeded in something, like you ain’t gonna be lost forever”
  • Shared that even Bruce Springsteen felt similar chronic insecurity and “visions of grandeur and sickness in equal measure”
  • His admiration for The Band, which he wanted to do a movie on, where these people who wrote “massive stuff” and “spectacular pieces of art” at only 22, recollected that he doesn’t even know what he was doing at 22.
  • He only thought he wanted to be an actor “ACTOR” at 25. “I always just think I approach everything thinking it’s going to be my last time every single time, and a lot of my decision-making processes “is this the one you’re going to go down for? Is that amazing decision for the right reason?”
  • Making movies whether it is a hit or whether people like it or not, at least he could take aways two things that were important to him from his past endeavours, prior to Twilight,
  • He was getting jobs up until a point that he thought ”this is going to be my life” and then just suddenly hit a brick wall. Twilight came along to be his big peak, but he could quite successfully disassociate myself from that, because he could psyched himself in thinking that it could just be taken away, and it was another nut down the road of his career.
  • Praising the Safdie brothers for their incredibly organazied minds, phenomenal people skills (both of which he does not have), how they could imagine a movie in their head and know technically they could put it together, and he is only beginning to understand the relationships between a director and the actor.
  • “You just had to have more trust in yourself and because when you don’t have trust in yourself then you can’t trust a director either. And so I think I would constantly be thinking that I somehow needed to mold a story from inside. As the performance rather than just accepting that it’s their medium, and also I just got better at choosing directors as well. I sort of realized because sometimes you do you work with a director and they’re just not in control of it… You try and control it but you literally can’t control as a director at all. It’s impossible well…you have one small piece… you’re just a cog and if you try and do your own thing you’ll just break the machine”
  • “I guess now I just have quite a smooth relationship with everybody I work with, it’s just way less contentious than it used to be.”
  • He recalled having to read the teleprompter the other day and having read his speech 15 times from his card (in the car) before finally understanding it.
  • I get nervous when I think there’s any kind of expectation that’s in any form of my life. If there’s any expectation then I’ll freak out and fail. I just have to set up my entire life to make sure that I’m in my own lane and not competing with anybody. Otherwise I know, I can’t compete. As I was talking about auditioning, I don’t like it. but if you realized if you just invent your own game and no one else knows to rules aside from you, then its fine.”
  • He has auditioned twice and gotten one of them so far (post Twilight)
  • It is not a pick and choose situation at all for him when it comes to his projects. The big projects with well-known directors that he’d want to work with, he hasn’t done enough to be really recognized or sought after. For those that wanted him “to get financing” he doesn’t want to work with them anyway. He has recognized over the years that he really like to be the A&R (artiste and repertoire) kind of person who is trying to find something with true potential that the majority of people have not realized yet. Then he will completely go in on them, committing a million percent which is what he did on Good Time. 
  • His love for movies, he watched a lot of them. Sometimes doubting himself imagining that he will ruin the movies if he were to play the roles he has his eyes on. He chose script by finding a fit to the kind of zeitgeist, the idea of the type of character that he wants to play and will search for it.
  • His preparation process before a project: his anxiety builds up before a project starts, when he gets really obsessed with the script and thinks everything is going to be amazing. When the date draws closer he just reaches a point of not understanding anything “it doesn’t even make any sense, it is not even written in English…the directors’ previous works are all shit…” and gets worse and worse spiralling out of control, and he will start to act out on everyone around him, getting their sympathy etc. Then one day his agent told him “you just like this feeling, you get high from anxiety” which he admitted about feeding on the adrenalin from anxiety.
  • In making the “fear” real. “The most real thing in the world is pain, and if you somehow figure out some kind of psychological or physical pain which is associated with the job” ….many artists or actors set up walls when they feel the devastation from pain (even when faking it) or doing it as an addiction, “whatever you still have to do it, ….you have to figure out a way, to trick yourself… to use everything inside of you…now I am going to make it real”
  • Funny story : My dad has always given me relationship advice. And my mom and dad have been married for nearly 40 years, and my dad said “You know, at the end of the day, love is just a fancy you’ve created for yourself. It’s only in your own head”…and I said “you shouldn’t this right in front of her (his mom). And his mom said “he’s right you know”
  • Living in character: “That is generally why I kind of stay in isolation if I’m trying to do something. It got so much easier because you create real arguments with everyone in that situation”
  • “I have those conversation the whole time (with my brain) every single decision I made, I consult my brain and especially like  “is the yes bigger or the no bigger?”…. I don’t know, I think that’s a yes…”
  • “I always find it strange when someone’s saying “oh yeah well this is because of this, and this or that” it’s like, if you say something and someone acknowledges your unique individuality I think it’s much more comforting…. It is scary to think you are part of a herd and you’re just a number. I think I would almost prefer to be unique and alone.”
  • “I am very very in my own head like almost constantly. Since I was a kid. Need to be in therapy to be less afraid of confrontation. I hold grudges and never tell people because I don’t want to piss them off. I just don’t talk to them again, just ghost it!”
  • “I remember growing up, my dad was like “you can do anything you want, just don’t be loud” I was just very uncomfortable with that kind of people not thinking things through all the time, and I think that’s why now I’m very attracted to parts where people are very upfront, not really second guessing themselves.”
  • He never understood that acting to be fun (for some performers). It is a kind of hybrid therapy for him. “Some people see it as a job, but I think that’s crazy. What you’re doing there, so you’re making faces, practice making faces so people are able to hire you? I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing, I have no idea what the skills are, I literally just know there’s something which I want to confront in my real life, I am going to use the excuse of this fictional situation, which is like a kind of reality safety net so I can do all these stuff, because it is not real.”   
  • “It is just a way to experiment, how you would feel in a situation and you can have a safety net. Most of the time you avoid doing certain thing because you don’t want to have to deal with the consequences afterwards, whereas in a movie, you can do things and then sort of not really deal with it.”
  • He talked about Netflix, Cinephile videos where he can get an entire catalogue of directors from that place a lot of which is not on Netflix. He loved doing that. “I’d like being a sponge the things”
  • He felt Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent (a Columbian movie) is an insane and magical thing from the first shot. He was mesmerised, and he doesn’t understand how it was made. He hassled Gueraa to give him a job which is happening early next year “How can you make something so magical?” “I want to know how you make it so magical!”. He doesn’t think anyone can really explain their thing in creating magic, he knows some will have innate talent. In general, it is putting in tonnes of time and practice and work till you get it right.
  • The story about his sister’s magician friend who did this card trick of always getting the right card (90% accuracy) he picked. He knew it is about certain patterns and work put in, and concluded that “if you are a true magician, then you are actually looking for the thing which is real…then the real matter is not a trick.”
  • He has waited for years to work with Claire Denis. “I think all these things are just like having a relationship with someone. You have that initial moment, you only fall in love with people of things so many times or that find something, you just get that feeling of falling in love with it, you might not necessarily know what it is but you should 100% chase it down afterward.” Like this next thing (Claire Denis project) “I remember seeing it, as it is directly clear to me, who is one of my favourite directors, but I remember seeing her first movie when I was shooting the last Twilight movie in Louisiana and it was on TV. I remember being so struck five and a half year ago, and I tracked her know. She’d never made a fully English language movie before and I just kinda stay involved…”
  • He was going to Jimmy Kimmel later and his mind is going crazy. What goes through his mind where there was a fans-”grabby period”. Luckily, when he is in a calm situation, his brain will be filed with anxiety and panic and then when he is in a panic-anxiety-inducing situation, his brain completely calms down (totally zen). He has no idea why and it is kind of helpful, like he gets dumped of serotonin. When something feels really nerve wrecking, his heartbeat will slow down and have this weird out-of-body-experience. In those situation (similarly to being on social media), he would have a desperate need to make everyone like him. “just like me, like me!” That is why he will never have social media, he will never go off his phone and will be staring at it all day which is 100% complete waste of energy.
  • Fight or flight situation. He is either zen and calm, or (a few times that happened) when someone confronts him said one thing, then he has compressed rage (built up from 5 years) thrown out at that person.
  • “To maintain any kind of career for long, somehow it will get out, people will get a feeling of who you actually are, it is impossible to keep something contained, especially now. Unless you literally never leave your house, but then, it reflects on what type of person you are”
Fangirls language

This is a guide for those who try to read a fangirl’s blog and understand it.

  1. “Bias” = the person you like the most
  2. “Guns” = arm muscles
  3. “I hate you” = I fucking love you but you ruin my life
  4. “Asdfghjkl” = I’m so excited I can’t write real words
  5. “I wanna punch you in the face” = another way to say you ruin my life
  6. “to ship” = from relationship, term used when you pair 2 people you would like to be together
  7. “OTP” = One True Pair, but fangirls have more than one
  8. “Life ruiner” = your bias and his talent/charm/look makes you dedicate your life to him so tha’t why he/she ruins your life
  9. “I can’t” = when you’re too fascinated by sth your bias does
  10. “What is air” = 1. when you see a hot picture/gif and you literally can’t breath; 2. when you see a funny post/picture/gif and you can’t breath bc of how much you laugh
  11. “I’m crying” = whenever your bias does sth
  12. “Ultimate bias” = that one person you will forever love no matter how many biases you already have
  13. “Are you even real?” = when you see a nice picture of your bias
  14. “Comeback” = when your favorite artist/band release a new song/album
  15. “Why are you doing this to me?” = whenever your bias do sth
  16. “Fandom” = second family

You can add more of those. 

It’s actually kinda upsetting that ppl are hating on Pearl literally just because she’s an ugly squinty squash-faced fivehead…

Like, I’M an ugly squinty squash-faced fivehead!!!!

You guys wouldn’t immediately hate me and make fun of me mercilessly just cuz of my appearance, would you!?!?

I mean yeah, Marina makes everyone in the world look butt ugly by comparison but not everything has to be binary!!!! Real life isn’t Splatfest!!!! Some of us are just unfortunate-looking!!!! Pearl is a good rapper!!!! Marina would be upset if you kept roasting Pearl like this, c'mon!!!! Fuckin be nice!!!! Let uggo ppl live already like damn!!!!

Okay so recently the trailer for Coco came out, and we saw this design:

It’s no secret that this isn’t a very good design. There are many elements here that are off: the fact that she is clearly designed to look like a skeleton, yet has fleshy lips and hyper realistic eyeballs; the fact that the eye sockets are so enormous and cavernous like two black holes ready to swallow up the rest of her face; how the eyeballs themselves are just floating in dead space and how glassy and bulbous they are; how she has big, long eyelashes coming out of the hollow sockets. Overall it looks like they couldn’t decide if they wanted her to look alive or dead and so they chose both, and it resulted in a poor design. Now I won’t say the rest of the film is bad or anything, it’s not even out yet, so I will be restricting this to only design stuff. We do’t even really know how the other skeletons in the movie look like. So, I won’t pass judgement on the rest of a film I and the rest of you have not even seen. This isn’t going to be about anger over the whole Book of Life issue, other people can write stuff about that if they’d like, but I won’t.

So the problem here is that they tried to hard, I think, to make her pretty or cute (as they always do with girl characters) and they did so by using their regular go to for cute characters, which is big eyes. And Disney and Pixar spend probably too much time and effort into making not only huge eyes, but hyper realistic ones. But skeletons don’t have eyes, so of course this would look weird. That is the main issue here. I will call your attention to another character who is supposed to be a pretty woman with big eyes who represents death, and that is La Muerte from the Book of Life.

So here we have a design that is meant to be a pretty woman who reminds us of skeletons without actually being a skeleton. She’s clearly not human but clearly not meant to look actually dead. They do this by giving her a human face with essentially sugar skull makeup and pale white skin. But this works with the style of the film. Another reason they did this was probably so that they could give her more intense expressions, as skeletons don’t have facial muscles. 

This is how character designers made La Muerte look good as a dead character. They probably decided “She’s a god and doesn’t have to play by the same rules as humans, and also it’s a cartoon, we can do what we want.” I personally think that the Book of Life was also pretty lazy about it’s woman character designing (an issue that infects much of the animation industry, so it’s not just them) and it, like Disney is very guilty of the big eye issue we’re seeing so much of in animation these days. But it’s less of an issue here partially because it’s a much more simple style, so the detail doesn’t go into every pore on her face or giving her really intense eyes, it goes into other stuff like clothes or patterns on the characters’ skin. But I digress.

Okay, so we’ve established why La Muerte looks fine, but how about another example, one that’s supposed to be a literal skeleton? There are some in this same film that work. Manolo for example.

He looks clearly like a skeleton, yet has expressions. We the viewers know that in real life skulls don’t work this way but we suspend our disbelief. He is not designed with any realism and it works for his design, making way for details in other places. He does not have lips or hyper realistic pupils. Manolo and the other skeletons in the Book of Life are designed well for their purpose, to be expressive and to look cute and still look dead without looking like a horrifying monstrosity. They don’t have eyeballs but instead have little glowing orbs in their eye sockets. These are minimal and simple, don’t distract the viewers, and most importantly look natural in the style of the movie.

If you want other examples that do not pertain to Dia de los Muertos, we have plenty. Ones who don’t even have eyes like the ones in Book of Life. Just look at early animation, there’s tons of skeletons who look fine. Or Grimm from the Grimm Adventurers of Billy and Mandy, no problem there. Or Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas, probably one of the best examples. 

Jack is an apt comparison because not only was he designed to look cute, but Disney actually originally requested that the designers give him eyeballs because they thought he would be too scary without. The artists said no and it worked out fine; he does not look frightening, he looks natural and cute and the fact that he has no eyes is fine. He still blinks, but this is to keep him from looking too uncanny, as a face that has that much time on screen without blinking would be a bit unnerving. He is expressive and most importantly SIMPLE. He still is clearly a skeleton but has life in his design. 

This woman in the trailer for Coco is uncanny looking. They go for a very sunken face shape, much closer to a real skull shape than Jack, Manolo or La Muerte have, yet they give her giant gaping eye sockets, and her eyes are just floating there. My main point, though, is this: Disney and Pixar’s go to design elements are failing them fantastically. Not every character design calls for giant bulbous eyes, sometimes that just looks plain bad. And recently they’ve been getting even worse, yet never seem to try to fix it. And believe it or not, I’m not writing this just to harp on Dinsey and Pixar, and I am not talking at all about what people have been saying about the plot being too similar to Book of Life and all that. Really I’m just sticking strictly with design stuff right now, and trying not to be biased about it. But that woman in the Coco trailer looks awful, and there are so many solutions to the problem that can be reached very easily, as I mentioned. And this may seem a bit trite and silly to be complaining so much and so in depth about a design that shows up in a trailer for like two seconds in a film that hasn’t even been released yet, but this is a major problem with Disney right now. They restrict their designs by reusing and rehashing and always using the same design elements until BOOM. We get this: 

All I’m saying is that it doesn’t look right, and it’s pretty lazy and I’m sick of the whole big eye thing. Every character doesn’t need that super intense eyeball thing they keep doing. By the way, I don’t think that people shouldn’t see the film or anything like that because of this, I think it deserves to be seen. But it’s already shaping up to be a bit mixed up. And also skeletons shouldn’t be this difficult to design. We’ve already figured out how to do that and make them still look cute, it’s not a foreign concept. This is a bad design. Do better next time. Rant over.

Today one of my customers ram up to the side of the counter literally choking. Her face was actually turning purple. I went to do the heimlich and realized… I’ve never actually tried and have no idea where to pull against. Is this lady going to die in my arms?!? I yelled for my coworker but thank god my boss was right there, because he got her in one go. Thankfully shes okay, but I was so freaked out I think I’m going to take first aid classes. I’ve never seen someone full on choking before, and as much it was one of those things that is much scarier in real life and can really make you freeze up. (We also happened to have a regular who is on the fire department and he checked on her as well)

anonymous asked:

The Westboro Baptist Church is going to picket Ed Sheeran's concert on the 29th. :/

Yeah, a few of them show up for every concert at the Sprint Center. They’ve picketed Ed’s events there before. They only stay for a few minutes to try to rile people up, and then they leave.

Here’s the thing to remember about this hate group: They do these “protests” to make money. They make money by trying to get you to lose your temper and do something they can sue you for. That’s literally all this scam is. The entire group is made up of members of the same family - there’s about 70 of them in all - and it was founded by a lawyer (who was disbarred for lack of ethics) who went on to convince 11 of his children to become lawyers as well. They apply for protest permits, and if a city refuses, they sue. If the police refuse to protect them, they sue. If you get mad and punch one of them, they sue. If you attack them verbally, they sue. And they win thousands of dollars off of these civil cases every year, enough to pay the whole family to keep doing it. And since they’ve labeled themselves a religious group, they’re classified as non-profit and get tax breaks like real churches. It’s a sick way of playing the system, but they don’t actually believe the stuff they’re saying; they just say it because using offensive slurs and telling you that God hates you is statistically the best nonviolent way to get you to attack them, and then they can take your money by claiming their first amendment rights. 

The best thing we as citizens can do about these people is make it unprofitable for them to continue what they’re doing, which means ignore the shit out of them. If you attend an event they’re picketing, walk by and don’t even look at them. If you call out to them or try to make them mad by flaunting whatever it is they’re protesting against at the time (usually it’s homosexuality, but sometimes it’s patriotism or support of the military or some other hot-button issue), it’s not really going to bother them because they don’t actually care about the things they protest – they just do it because they know YOU care – and you may end up causing a scene in which someone could end up getting sued. Which just benefits them. In fact, it’s better not to even talk about the fact that these people are going to show up somewhere, because if people know they’re going to show up, they might try to plan some way to piss them off, and that’s just falling for the scam. That’s why Westboro posts their picket schedule online. They want you to know where they’ll be, and they want you to get upset over it because then you’re more likely to react in a way that could make them some money. They’re just playing you. They’re real life trolls. 

I will tell you one thing about them that’s kind of amusing, though… A couple of years ago, they called Ed a “baby-faced pimp.” How funny is that? Baby-faced pimp! I can’t think about that without grinning. xD

Okay but I was on the bus going through Peckham yesterday… and another bus went by with a huuuuuge poster for John Boyega’s new movie Detroit on it!!!! And!!! That’s where he is from, where he grew up, and there’s buses going through there with his beautiful face on them really big!!!!
I know I don’t know him in real life, but I felt such a huge burst of pride for him!!!

i cant gather my thoughts because that was much much much too much but im not even trying to be dramatic or exaggerate when i say that hobi is literally flawless he really is so so so beautiful and divine and his stage presence is unbeatable i could barely rip my eyes from him during the whole concert he really exudes warmth in real life he’s so captivating and amazing from his cute little expressions he makes @ the audience during spring day when he’s not facing the front and how he has a genuine sense of joy and radiance to cypher 4 where i only i saw the the back of his head but still creamed myself,. he really is fucking flawless and i cant believe i got to be in same room as him and witness his raw unrivalled talent and excellence

anonymous asked:

I think you can definitely dislike a ship but I disagree with calling cresswell unhealthy especially considering the argument can be made that wolflet is unhealthy in the way that Wolf depends on scarlet. In the books it's very clear that Thorne never pressured Cress into anything and if their age difference makes you uncomfortable I can understand that. But these books also take place in a sci-fi/fantasy world where all characters literally faced life threatening experiences and almost died (1)

So it’s important to take into consideration the fact that this is a completely different world, I think it is different than comparing to a real situation in which a 20 yr is dating a 16 yr. I feel like ultimately people’s qualms with this ship come down to the age difference, which i totally understand if it makes you personally uncomfortable, but to call it unhealthy is taking it far. Cress & Thorne and everyone really, went through a lot together through the series &they deserve to be happy!

kjhfdjhfaklhf sorry you probably didn’t ask for an essay, but this stuff is important, so:

Yes, I know that this takes place in a different setting, where the laws may be different, but the thing is, in the series, Cress is canonically 16 and Thorne is canonically 20. Age gaps like this where one of them is a child and has significantly less life experience is not healthy.

And yes, you could make the argument that Ze’ev’s dependence on Scarlet is unhealthy, because it is. There’s already been a post pointing this out. The important difference between Cresswell and Wolflet, however, is that Cresswell is inherently unhealthy while Wolflet is not. Scarlet and Ze’ev are both consenting adults, while Cress is a child.

The reason why this particular age gap (taking into consideration their vastly different levels of life experiences) is inherently unhealthy is because of the power imbalance it creates. Cress is young and naïve, and still has a lot of mental development to go through, regardless of the events of the series.

I am aware that this is fiction; however, fiction doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Normalizing and romanticizing minor/adult relationships like this can have very real effects on people. I’ve seen it happen in other fandoms, where actual predators will use unhealthy ships to convince minors that this kind of thing is okay.

Last point:

“Cress & Thorne and everyone really, went through a lot together through the series &they deserve to be happy!”

Yes, they do, but they can find happiness without romance! Friendships are just as important, if not more important, than romantic relationships.

anonymous asked:

You make me smile - Jake x MC?

Jake rested one hand behind his head and the other on his abdomen as he looked up at the ceiling. After a moment he looked down at your sleep form next to him and a smile grew on his face. You turned over to your side, throwing an arm around across his waist. Jake immediately responded by gently pulling you closer to have your head resting on his chest.

“How are you not asleep?” You murmured.

“You had more of a workout than I did,” he smirked.

His arm wrapped around your shoulders and his hand rested on top of yours.

“What are you thinking about?” You questioned looking up at him.

His fingers kneaded the nape of your neck as he met your gaze with a deep intensity.

“Just…” He started and then took a deep breath. “After losing Mike, I wasn’t about to let my guard down. I thought I had everything planned out and then you come bouncing into my life and knocked me on my ass.”

“I prefer the term charm the pants off you,” you responded. “Literally and figuratively.”

He chuckled as his fingers traced down your spine. “You make me smile, Princess. I mean genuinely smile and I haven’t done that in a real long time.”

You stared into his bright blue eyes for a long moment before sitting up and swinging your leg over him, straddling his hips. You took his face in both of your hands, making sure his focus stayed on you.

“Now you listen to me Jacob McKenzie, and listen good,” you remarked. “I may only know a fraction of the things you’ve gone through but there is one thing I’m sure of and that is you deserve happiness. Regardless of what you think, you deserve to be happy every single day of your life. And if I’m the cause of that happiness then II plan to stick around for a very long while.”

Jake took one of your hands in his and then kissed the inside of your palm.

“I like that sound of that.”

anonymous asked:

"My recommendation: look at the Naruto ending primarily as an example of What Not To Do (limited exception for Shikamaru Hiden" Can you elaborate on the Shikamaru Hiden part. What exactly do you think it did that was right. Would love to know :D?

  1. Shikamaru Hiden has a good villain in Gengo; part of what makes a really good villain IMO is having a compelling, relatable motivation. Gengo has a really good argument, in fact: why should shinobi take all the risks of fighting and dying on the orders of civilians and daimyos?
  2. Shikamaru actually has a good answer to the villain! At first, I was worried it was going to play it off with some more “well I can’t answer your question but um Naruto is good” Talk no Jutsu, but instead, Shikamaru actually articulates that he dreams of a world that is peaceful for shinobi AND civilians and where they aren’t separated. Is it perfect? No, but it’s a damn sight better at answering the villain than, for example, Naruto vs Nagato. And I bet if the SH novelist wasn’t hamstrung by the fact that the shinobi system doesn’t actually get reformed in the rest of the ending, it would have been even better.
  3. It’s an exciting story. It moves at a good pace. There is tension. There are twists. There is suspense, comic relief, intrigue. All the good stuff.
  4. Shikamaru has a compelling personal narrative arc: his innate temperament/personality vs. the responsibilities he has. Shikamaru already developed a lot along this line in the regular series, but he has more to go and the inner peace he feels by the end is just really nice to see.
  5. There’s no Orochimaru in this book! At all! You can pretend he was dealt with in an appropriate way! HALLELUJAH!
  6. The romance is A+++, all the better because it’s not the point of the story. The ShikaTema is beautiful. The SaiIno comes out of nowhere, clocks you in the face, and makes you say “thank you sir may I have another”. IT’S GREAT.
  7. The friendship bonds are also fantastic. Shikamaru and Naruto! Sai feeling alone and unwanted and realizing he’s not unwanted, in fact he’s so wanted that even a girl who he barely knows (Ino) is willing to risk her life to save him and truly wants to know him, the real him and oh God I’m literally tearing up, SaiIno is goals, GOALS I TELL YOU.

Originally posted by arzicon

IT’S BEAUTIFUL

(Unfortunately Studio Pierrot fucked up the ShikaTema part a lot but the SaiIno was glorious.)

In conclusion, Shikamaru Hiden, the novel, certainly isn’t perfect, but if the entire ending was written as well as it is, I honestly think I would have no complaints.

anonymous asked:

why do you post selfies all the time?

Posting pictures of myself lets people attach a human face to my work. Makes me seem more real and approachable. It helps people recognize me, not just as Tumblr User Artofthecatt, but as me, Ethan!

It also helps me keep up with posting content regularly, even when I don’t have time to draw or make comics (literally my life right now lmao). Y’know, so people don’t forget my entire existence

Plus people seem to like my face. Gotta give the public what it wants B)