lmao i am trying to ~experiment~ with different brush settings and

anonymous asked:

Omg pls share some of your riarkle headcannons!!!

screaming thank you sm I don’t want to just post random bullet points without being asked

Okay since you didn’t ask for a *specific* headcannon and I was talking about that Riley-stealing-Farkle’s-clothes one earlier imm just do that

  • It starts innocently enough in 9th grade after Riley didn’t check the weather and was freezing to death one late October afternoon
  • So Farkle just lends her that little denim/hoodie thing he has because it’s warm and he’s a good friend
  • “Yeah just give it back to me tomorrow or whatever. I don’t need you somehow managing to get hypothermia in Autumn”
  •  Next day he climbs through her window to study with her or some shit and she’s just sitting on her bed
  • Staring at him
  • Still wearing his jacket, arms crossed protectively
  • “Farkle Minkus, if you think you are ever getting this jacket back you are sorely mistaken.”
  • And he just rolls his eyes in relief because she had such a grave and serious expression on her face he was literally expecting her to tell him that someone had died
  • So he lets her keep it (bc he’s rich and it’s one jacket and she clearly really likes it so what’s the harm?) but every time she enters a room wearing it after that, he goes out of his way to roll his eyes at her or make a joke about it
  • We’ve reached December and Farkle got so swamped with school and family related stress that he just totally forgot it was her birthday and didn’t get her a present. So to make up for it they’re stargazing at the planetarium on his ceiling because Riley has become even more of a space hoe
  • Riley actually thinks indoor stargazing with take out Chinese food and cuddling with him and his cats is a great birthday present but she refuses to give Farkle a sense of satisfaction and jokes about him forgetting her birthday all night
  • At some point he goes downstairs for some reason so she gets up to look around and holy shit his room is a mess there are clothes everywhere. She finds his NASA shirt hanging off a tv screen. How did it get there? Why was it left there? How long was it there for? She is filled with so much judgment
  • But when she picks it up she notices the fabric is hella soft and it doesn’t smell rancid like she was expecting, just like normal-Farkle-scent, so she stuffs it in her bag on impulse and the poor boy doesn’t even notice
  • That is until she shows up to school wearing it (under his jacket too) and he’s like???? Riley what the hell??? But she insists that it’s her shirt that she bought and absolutely did not steal from him
  • “Really you just happened to buy the same shirt I own in my exact size but for yourself? “Y u p”
  • So he lets it slide- like he knows it’s his fucking shirt but he finds her denial to be adorable so what’s the harm??
  • The next morning, he wakes up to find three more shirts missing from his room
  • In place of where they were was three orange roses
  • He’s confused but when he shows up at school Riley’s wearing one of them and he’s like “What the fuck???? How did you even get in my house???” and she’s like “I have no idea what you mean Farkle I just bought some new shirts for myself I’M A TEENAGE GIRL WE EXPERIMENT WITH STYLE ALOT” and he’s like “Riley I wore that shirt yesterday” but she still denies she stole them from him
  • Maya’s laughing hysterically at the exchange
  • Night 3: Farkle double checks all entrances into his house are locked tight AND the security system is set before he goes to bed
  • When he wakes up, 5 of his shirts are missing, and oddly enough, the ninja costume he wore that past Halloween. Orange roses lay in their place
  • Shows up to school to see Riley, surprise surprise, wearing one of his shirts and he’s like “Honestly woman why are you doing this to me”
  • “No idea what you’re talking about, Farkle.”
  • “How are you even getting in my house??? What’s with the roses???”
  • But she doesn’t answer and this continues on for mONTHS
  • It doesn’t happen every single night though, and she starts stealing more that just his shirts too
  • Like one day he asks her about it and she’s like “you have NO PROOF I stole anything” and he’s like “RILEY YOUR ENTIRE OUTFIT TODAY USED TO BELONG TO ME”
  • She’s wearing his jacket, shirt, beanie, jeans that are clearly much to big for her being held up by a ridiculously tight belt, and even his shoes
  • “Those are my boots! I’m like four shoe sizes bigger than you how are you not walking out of them?”
  • “Farkle Minkus for the last time you have absolutely no proof these are yours! However, theoretically, if someone was very determined it probably wouldn’t be that hard to stuff them to fill the extra space…”
  • And he’s just standing there staring at her thinking to himself “Goddamn this girl is completely insane why am I so in love with her
  • This whole thing goes on for so long that it gets to the point where Farkle lowkey starts questioning his sanity like “maybe she isn’t stealing my clothes. maybe someone else is. maybe nothings been stolen at all and I’m just stressed and I’ve been hallucinating the past 5 months.”
  • But every time Riley denies an accusation, no matter how believable her voice is, she always ends the confrontation by giving him a little shit-eating grin and that smile assures him of his sanity and fuels his determination
  • Also Maya and Zay seem like they’re in on it from the way they laugh every time it’s brought up
  • So one day Farkle’s like “two can play at this game” and climbs up her fire escape at 2 in the morning, bouquet orange roses in hand(he’s still confused about them) with a solid plan in his mind about how he’s gonna get all his clothes back and get out without waking her up. He’s sure of this plan. He’s the master of this plan. He is unstoppable.
  • He fucking trips coming in the Bay Window and face plants on her floor.
  • She’s awake in a second like “Oh my God Farkle what are you doing here are you okay???” and he just mumbles into the carpet “LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE” because he’s so embarrassed
  • She just starts laughing hysterically and grabs the bouquet out of his hands and he stands up and starts brushing himself off and he turns to see what he even tripped on and
  • This girl had set a fucking trip wire at her window
  • She was anticipating his break in. She was a step a head of him. He turns to look at her, stuttering in shock and she just smirks and says “You’re really gonna have to try harder than that.” before shoving him out the window.
  • In almost a decade of friendship he has never seen Riley Matthews smirk like that and he really doesn’t wanna admit to himself that he found it pretty hot
  • So now Farkle has pretty much accepted that he can never defeat her but he still wants answers because like??? His dad is a billionaire??? If one 15 year old girl can break into his house anyone can. He’s really concerned.
  • (Little does he know that Stuart gave both Riley and Maya keys and the security system code in case of an emergency lmao)
  • Okay and then one day Farkle and Lucas are just chilling, playing videos games or whatever and Lucas is like “Does Riley seem different to you?” and Farkle’s like “what do you mean?” and Lucas is like “I don’t know something just feels a little off. Has she been dressing differently lately maybe? Or maybe she got a haircut?”
  • And Farkle is just staring at him because jfc Lucas it’s May and Riley has given up her old style and worn literally nothing but Farkle’s clothes for six months now how are you just noticing
  • So after explaining this whole weird game he’s somehow caught in to Lucas, Lucas agrees that he should be concerned about people breaking into his house and says he’ll *subtly* talk to Riley after school the next day. Farkle’s not expecting much to come of it tbh
  • So Lucas is waiting for her to grab her stuff out of her locker bc Maya’s in detention for a paint bomb and Farkle and Zay have later clubs so he’s driving her home. And he’s all “I’ve been meaning to ask you about your new wardrobe lately” and this bitch is leaning on the lockers trying to look all cool and casual and Riley just slams her locker door shut and she’s like “Really??? Is Farkle trying to use you for Intel or something??? I’m not admitting to anything.”
  • “He just wants to know how you’re breaking his security code, Riley.” “I have ways, Lucas” “I’m sure Mr. Minkus would be pissed if he found out about this.” “Please, if I was breaking into their house by finding a bug in the security system, Mr. Minkus would congratulate me and buy me a personal bunny farm out of pride.” “…Okay that’s probably true.”
  • “Okay but why do you keep stealing Farkle’s clothes??? I won’t tell him, I’m just curious!”
  • “Are you honestly trying to tell me that this outfit doesn’t look better on me?”
  • And Lucas just looks her up and down and is like “FAIR POINT” bc damn Riley really is rocking the look
  • End of the year exams are approaching so Farkle’s all over the place cramming bc of all the AP and honors course he’s taking
  • It’s 4 in the morning- the latest he’s ever stayed up- and he’s awake struggling to knock out an English paper that is worth 90% of his final grade when suddenly his door opens up and in slinks Riley Matthews
  • Orange Rose bouquet in one hand
  • Dressed in his fucking ninja Halloween costume
  • And she jumps when she sees him awake bc she clearly wasn’t expecting him to be. And they just stare at each other for a long moment. Like it drags on so much longer than it should. Both of their faces completely blank and unreadable and neither wants to break eye contact first.
  • And finally Riley just says in a super casual voice “So, do you think you could help me with my thesis for that English paper?”
  • And Farkle just fucking loses it, falling out of his chair from laughing so hard and she quickly joins him bc even though she started the whole thing she has to admit it’s a ridiculous situation
  • They cannot stop laughing for the longest fucking time and when they finally do they just end up laying on his floor looking at the planetarium ceiling
  • Farkle can’t even bring himself to ask her for an explanation because every time he opens his mouth he starts laughing again. He eventually falls asleep to the sound of her giggling.
  • When he wakes up, she’s gone, and he almost wonders if he dreamt the whole thing. But there’s a flower crown made out of orange roses placed around his head and he has the biggest grin on his face when he wears it to school, his grin only getting wider when Riley innocently asks where he got it and acts like last night didn’t happen.
  • He’s completely in love with a madwoman  

anonymous asked:

hey amanda, on your insta like five posts back you posted a... cart?? thats the word you used? for playing vinyl and said its good for newbies and anyway im such a newbie that i dont even know what its called, but would you provide a link? inherited a ton of old classical + jazz records and have no way to listen. and the internet confuses me with too many options.

Yeah!! I’ve been in the exact experience before and I know how rough it can be. I suddenly made the (possibly irresponsible, since I was a broke college student at the time) decision to start collecting vinyl around this time last year, and it was pretty overwhelming. I got ha-ha’d by lots of arrogant record store dudes who pointed me right to the pastel blue Crosley players without a moment’s hesitation. Fun thing about being a women trying to take up a hobby is that pretty much every decision you make will be scrutinized by a male public, sadly. It’s nerve-wrecking…but don’t give up! I never believed it until I experienced it, but vinyl really is warmer, more engaging, and in my opinion the best way to listen to music, bar none. 

This is gonna be a long post, lmao, and I’m sure I’ll get some feed back or uh..spicy hot takes from anons later, but who cares. I know your question was about cartridges, and if you like, I’ve put it right at the end of my answer for you to scroll down to. But I think I wanna start back from stage one just because I’ve been meaning to for a while. Hope that’s ok. So uh. Enjoy some pics of my two little needle-robots & an explanation of how I got them under the cut. 

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anonymous asked:

Hey! I really like how you do hair (esp. in that last NatxBucky pic) and I was wondering if you'd maybe do a tutorial/process of how you do it?

sure! I’m famously bad at tutorials, and that I’m actually in this weird in-between where I’ve been experimenting with a lot of different coloring techniques, but here is more or less how I colored the hair in that buckynat pic

1. start with a lineart that’s ready to be colored!

i’ll be using this sketch of jan that I’ve had saved for the past like, 3 months. here are also my brush settings, i use this downloaded brush called “sumi” and i don’t change anything EXCEPT i put transfer control onto ‘pen pressure’ and make the minimum zero. this way, the harder i press onto my pen the more opaque the color comes out. If i press softly, the color comes more transparent. (which is my main technique of coloring lately)

2. put some flats on her

(((also very lazily colored her outfit LMAO))) I’m really only using those 3-4 darker brown tones in that color blob on the side of her

3. using a color only slightly darker than your midtone (’main color’) use your brush pressure to figure out where the shine/lights and darks are gonna be

I used a very large brush for this

4. adding a lil bit of detail

So then i went back in and lightly went over a few places with my darker AND lighter colors just to make the tones more interesting/less flat

5. Add some gradient and your lightest color

using a color slighter darker than the one you used to shade, go back and add a little bit of gradient to the darker areas (i had mine on normal 30% opacity). Then i used a slightly lighter color than my midtone and added a few strokes with a smaller brush in only a few areas (make sure you don’t add too much!)

6. TA-DA!

alright so tbh i forgot to take screenshots of the last steps….basically i used the dark gradient color and added just a little bit to a few dark areas, then i colored over my lines with a super dark brown so it doesn’t stand out so much, which i usually do first but i forgot whoops. (i also colored her eyes lips etc but like duh)

Soooo yeah that’s pretty much how i went about coloring that! I’m still trying to decide how i feel about it and experimenting with coloring, so there’s really no right or wrong way to go about this. Mine came out pretty sloppy and rough, mainly because i am still figuring out how to do this (and also because i did it pretty fast) but the basic process was the same as in the buckynat picture.

I hope that helps!