lots of life drawing which is good!!

anonymous asked:

happy shangst week! any shangst fic recs for us? not just from the week but in general. i need more shangst in my life and the shance tag is hard to sort through (lot of shklance, which is fine but not what i'm in the mood for right now)

@tokyoteddywolf has a lot of good stuff and I know @wajjs is makin some good shangst too! Otherwise I am a horrible person and my brain is drawing a blank right now DX

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FINALLY! It is done! To be honest, this might have been my most time consuming project as of now! It was so much fun, though! I’m a little late to this - started this around PAX when the Anti appearance was a thing. 

I know that Jack said these two will most likely never meet for Anti related reasons, but I mean, a drawn universe is alright, right? rIGHT?

Anyway! I based the Anti in this one on the one I drew a few months back, which is why he’s now missing his eye. I tried something new with Sam, drew Dark for the first time in my life (I’m very sorry) and a little Tiny Box Grim being angry on his shoulder! If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that lil’ rectangular thingy in Anti’s pocket. A phone with Jack trapped inside?? I don’t know. I thought it would be a neat idea if he was able to switch places with Jack as long as he has a ‘container’ to put his consciousness in, which would be an electronic device - a phone. Wee. :D

But trust me I can draw nice things, too. Like happy and all. I’m just incredibly obsessed with both of these characters because they honestly have a lot of potential! Gosh, I want to edit and draw so much more. gNARF.

But’cha! I wanted to thank Jack and Mark for inspiring me so much and their amazing, heartwarming communities for being so welcoming and nice to me. I’m having the time of my life in relation to motivation at the moment and I want to use that energy for good!

With that being said; I’m having two more weeks before my finals which means I have lots of time to create things! Let’s go! :D 

Proudz!

@therealjacksepticeye @markiplier 

Calling all artist friends/followers of mine!

If you’ve been following me for a while, maybe you can remember a certain post I made back in fall, where I talked about wanting to write my own comic after being particularly fed up with the Palmiottis. 

Well, it’s happening! I’m currently outlining the story and will actually be writing that comic during the month of April as my Camp NaNoWriMo project. And since I want this to be more than simple fanfiction - I want it to be an actual comic - I need your help. 

I can’t draw to safe my life, which is something I’ve made peace with a long time ago. I can tell a good story and I can write it down, but drawing simply isn’t one of my talents. But I know for a fact that a lot of my lovely friends/mutuals can draw, and I’m sure I have even more followers who are talented artists as well. 

So I thought, why not turn this comic into an amazing collaboration project? I’m looking for as many people as possible, so nobody will have to draw until their hands fall off. Basically what I’m hoping to achieve is visualizing my comic in as many different art styles as possible! Once done, I’m planning on publishing it piece by piece here on tumblr. 

I don’t want this post to be too long, so more info and details under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

re: people being mean about Phil's drawing are unbelievable he just isn't good under pressure/ time restriction like a lot of the gaming videos, he panic's, I can relate. (It's surprising he created the 7 second challenge app considering) but he is truthfully one of the most creative people on youtube

i don’t understand why people are actually being malicious about phil’s drawings and phil in general? i thought yesterday’s video was funny and lighthearted but the comments section of that video is the complete opposite. phil’s draw my life video was good, no one shit on him for that because he was using his dominant hand which was a lot easier unlike yesterday’s video. idk about you but my drawings look like shit when i use my wrong hand, i have no control over it whatsoever. bitc dan’s admitted being ambidextrous before so he had an advantage, and the fuck who cares what phil’s drawings looked like? who tf cares it’s not that deep oh my god. artistic talent isn’t limited solely to drawing. phil has creative outlets left and right and they’ve all resulted in a lot of different unique projects like the 7 second challenge app or the toilet tag or the tour of my brain video. phil’s mind is a beautiful place and he has a very personalized way of thinking why can’t we appreciate that

anonymous asked:

3, 5, 9, 10! ((IS THIS TOO MANY))

Hello! Ahh tysm for sending these in btw! >< /// 

3. Ahhh well the most things I doodle whenever I’m at school or if I’m bored is sasusaku ( ͡◉ ͜ʖ ͡◉)

5. Ahh a lot of things inspire me!! Depending on what it is though. Specifically art wise, I look up to a lot of artists including my Dad and other friends. Being surrounded by inspirations really helps with creativity and motivation. Oh! Here’s a semi-recent influence map/meme focused on art that I posted on twitter before! But when it comes to other things, there is always fashion, music, and definitely fanfiction haha. 

9. Hmm!! Favorite thing to draw… sasusaku (honestly I could draw them for the rest of my life and I’d be okay with that) Usually people! Especially faces and hands! 

10. My least favorite thing to draw is probably what I struggle in the most which is backgrounds and feet. Since I focus so much on just drawing characters such as faces and hands, I lose a lot of practice on other things. (which is kinda bad haha!) But I’d love to practice on things I’m not particularly good at! :-) 

kid-apocalypse  asked:

If each Batfam member recieved 1 superpower (which they couldn't refuse), who would get what?

this is hard, since their whole… Thing is not getting superpowers. And are these randomly assigned? Or are they “they can choose one superpower”? Because I think most of them would choose stealth or mind reading at this point, tbh, but if we gotta give ‘em things that’d fit their personality/randomly…..

Random Superpower Generator says for Bruce:

“Your powers are near-invulnerability to physical damage, learning the complete history of an object by touching it, teleportation, and camoflaging your body.”

…now that’s just fucking OP right there. He’d hate it and love it at the same time. It makes solving shit so much easier, but………. oh my god it’d take the fun out of it for him

he’d also be fucking miserable touching anything in his house.

Generator says for Dick:

“Your power is super navigation skills.”

…I think he’d take that pretty well.

It’d def help when he was younger and kept getting kidnapped and shit. “Dick! Where are you!?” “ehh….. take a turn at the Kmart on 5th and there’s a little rundown place. I’m in the basement on the fourth room from the staircase.” Boyo’s life just got so much easier.

Generator says for Jason

“Your power is altering your appearance.”

Now i’m just laughing. Can you imagine how much of an asshole Jason would be with this power? Mad at Bruce? Changes into his younger form. Mad at someone else? Change into their face and speak in their voice and mock them for it. Mad at himself? Turn into the Joker and…..

Oops. Got too dark there.

Generator says for Tim:

“Your powers are controlling earth and shooting energy beams.”

lmao SORRY TERRA SLADE WANTS A NEW APPRENTICE

“what makes you qualified to be Robin?” “eh. [SHOOTS ENERGY BEAMS]”

“Hey guys this is your new leader Tim” “hi tim” “hi guys [earth rumbles] shit sorry that was my stomach”

Generator says for Steph:

“Your powers are super speed and super intelligence.“

pls let Steph be adopted by Mr. Allen now

pls imagine Steph decking Tim at 50 miles per hour

Generator for Cass:

“Your powers are controlling water, eating anything, and seeing through solid objects.“

I feel like Cass would like this one. She makes water dance to soothe herself on rough days, or just entertain herself. It’s like drawing or video gaming for other people. Sometimes she uses them as dance partners. It’s funny to see through people’s (her siblings’) clothes and tell them what color underwear they’re wearing.

Also.

She would love munching on shit ok.

Everything is edible?

Eat all of it.

She’d love it.

Generator for Damian:

“Your power is manipulating light.“

….

damn, the generator is good today.

This boy’s been an assassin living in shadows his whole life. This power would a) hide him from others and make him a more fierce rumor, and b) make him do the metaphor thing where he’s all evil and shit

but it’d also give him his own power to change that.

Like Damian, it is a problem which is also a solution for itself.

But like, also. It’s a lot easier to draw and paint when you have proper lighting, so he prob uses it more for that, when he’s not brooding like his father.

He just doesn’t think about it as much when he’s doing that.

So… I don’t know if you’re all familiar with my buddy @kanaking, but with the amount that we get up to silly shenanigans I don’t see how you couldn’t have seen him around at some point
Anyhow… he’s been around ever since I started sketch requests, making some of the funniest requests I’ve gotten and just all around fun things. Then I discovered HIS art, which is cute and super funny, and well, we sorta just became buddies after that.
Talking to him has gotten me to draw LOTS more Asgores than my hand was pleased with, and talking to me got him to draw a lot of wonderful Undynes. And we have had SUPER weird and silly conversations.
He’s also just super supportive of my work and I’ve been so grateful to have gotten to be his buddy here.

Alas, my good friend is off on a big life adventure, and he won’t be here very much at all anymore.
I’m going to be sad to see him go, and I’m going to miss him a lot… but!! We have had good times, and I’m very grateful for the times that we got to have.

Kanaking!! Thank you so much for everything!! I’m going to miss you, but!! I hope you have fun and keep being the silly flowery artist you are.
Best wishes, my friend!!!!✨
~“George”

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Guess this is now an AU idea since apparently (?) Aku was actually Ashi’s dad and therefor she can’t exist if he is killed in the past but the idea is:

1) Jack gets back to the past, kills Aku, saves the world, people like to write biographies about him a lot and he is in all the history test books.
2) Ashi is born in a future without Aku has a good and decent life with her 6 sisters and is happily dating her girlfriend who teases her constantly about her obsession/crush on a historical samurai~

It’s okay Ashi, Flora’s dad is just as obsessed (I’m sure family dinners are a blast).

thank you so much!! i’ve always kind of struggled with life drawing so i’m really glad to hear it haha;; honestly i think it really comes down to practice, but at sheridan we start off with very structural, anatomy-based drawings for the first two years (including learning the skeleton & musculature) which i think really helps before delving into costume. as with most things, learning the basics first makes it a lot easier! we also focus on poses from 30 secs -> 5 mins for the most part; practicing shorter poses and focussing on really getting the gesture down in such a short time of 30s is a really good skill to practice imo. as for costumed life drawing, we’re encouraged to inject as much character as we can, and i try to experiment with different body types & personalities while also conveying some sense of a story to get as much life into the ~~life~~ drawing as possible :)

thank you! i was accepted into sheridan on my first try, BUT i also did a whole degree (non-art related) before applying so i wasn’t fresh out of high school! plenty of people in the program didn’t get in on their first try, and they’re among the most successful of us (in terms of growth & resilience). i know some who got in on their 4th or 5th. don’t be discouraged!! if it’s what you want to do, keep working hard and also make the most of your year in illustration - learn as much as you can because knowledge & practice in any field of art will help in animation (and.. life in general, i guess haha). all the best!

as with all art programs, it has its ups and downs, but overall i’ve really enjoyed it. i definitely wouldn’t have grown as much as i have if i hadn’t come here, and i’ve had the privilege of meeting so many awesome, like-minded people (staff, students and visiting guests alike) who are really encouraging and supportive! again as with all programs, you get out of it what you put into it. third year in particular has been a really challenging but fun year with the group film projects - i think i’m gonna miss the school when i leave haha

anonymous asked:

Could you make a Nostalgy post? Something about your childhood...

Well If I get this right, a slice of my childhood, that was either good or bad? Don’t mind if I do…

I mean there were a lot of other slices of my childhood too, but this is the part which was the most important for me because this is what made me interested in drawing on computer…. No seriously, I was so amazed by the pixels, sprites and game characters, that when I got my first computer, I technically only used paint for months, while my little brother tried to play games like “hell copter”, “Half-life” and “Jazz jackrabbit 2″ or “Star Wars Galactic Battleground” on it….

Brianna O’Reilly / Courier Six || Companion AU

“Yeah, you got me. I’m a hooker. Well, hooker by day, mercenary by night. Or should that be the other way around? Either way, I’m your hired gun or your twenty minutes of fun. Make your choice.”

Race: Mixed race (Hispanic / African American)

Sex: Female

Affiliation: The Third Rail, Sole Survivor (optional), Railroad (optional)

Role: Prostitute / mercenary

Location: Goodneighbour, The Third Rail

Base stats: 7 ST, 6 PE, 10 EN, 6 CH, 5 IN, 6 AG, 10 LK

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CONGRATS UNH WILDCATS CLASS OF 2017! 

I can’t believe it’s been four whole years at this amazing university. The time really does fly when you’re getting a good education. It hasn’t really sunk in yet that come fall I won’t be moving my things back up to the res halls or walking into a new class to greet my professor and see which of my friends also registered for the course. I’m going to miss that beautiful campus and all its wildlife - I’ve come to know the individual trees and birds there and I tried to say goodbye to as many as I could! I will surely visit again, both to reconnect with the nature I love and also, hopefully, to continue to work with this university on world-renowned ecological research. I am proud to have had the opportunity to study here, and also to have made so many great friends and meet influential faculty which I will never forget. I am also honored to have been class marshal for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and to be an Honors Program Presidential Scholar, having maintained a 4.0 GPA all four years. It’s been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but it’s been worth it. Congrats to all the 3500 UNH wildcats that graduated today (drawing a crowd of over 20,000 people!), or those who have already graduated at UNH Manchester. Be proud of yourself, it’s an incredible achievement, and good luck in all your endeavors! And remember… IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WILDCAT! [EVERY DAY’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WILDCAT!]

anonymous asked:

The RFA boys accompany mc thats going on a labor and finally giving birth to an identical twins! (Either both boys or girls r fine! And none of them are quite expecting this to happened?) Hc please~~~Thanks♥♥♥

(ayo after spamming tf out of everyone, I’m finally back to work! also, if you see this, consider voting for the 7k special please!)

Yoosung

  • he’s anxious but really excited to be a father
  • this boy has read two or three parenting books, and he thinks he’s ready
  • lol nope
  • honestly when MC goes into labor he starts freaking out even though he thought he was so prepared
  • getting MC to an hospital is an experience because he’s trying his best to maintain his posture but he’s not. really able to do so
  • and in the waiting room, he’s tapping his feet on the floor, biting his lip as he spams the chatroom
    • “GUYS MC IS GIVING BIRTH”
    • “IMGOINGTOBEAFATHER”
    • “WAHT DO I DO SVENEN HLEP I CANT CLAM DWON”
  • he’s just??? so excited???
  • and finally, he’s allowed in to see the baby
  • is it a boy? a girl?
  • he and MC had chosen not to know the gender beforehand, and the suspense was killing him
  • and then he sees MC with two bundles on their arms
  • two
  • he reacts super quick and kneels besides MC to get a closer look
    • “Yoosung, guess you’re going to be the dad of two girls now, huh?”
  • he really wasn’t expecting twins
  • the doctos never told him or MC??
  • still he loves them, but he’s lowkey scared he’ll be unable to take care of them properly bc he just didn’t read up anything on twins???
  • when they grow up he’s constantly trying to get them to dress as differently as possible to avoid confusing them

Zen

  • he!!!! dreams!!! of!!! family!!!!
  • he was ready to accept if MC didn’t want children and he literally ranted for ten minutes about how it did’t matter if MC chose to not have children
  • but then MC seemed okay with having children
  • and he was so, so happy
  • he just!!! he’s going to have a family!!
  • so when MC goes into labor he calls a cab (can’t really carry  a pregnant person on a motorcycle) and he’s so so excited
  • he has to wait in the waiting room while MC giver birth
  • his hands are shaking a lil bit
  • he’s going to be a father. he’s going to be a great father. he keeps repeating that to himself
  • he doesn’t go into the chatroom because he probably forgot his phone at home with the hurry
  • and finally, he can go in
  • he can see it, MC holding a little bundle of joy in their arms, smiling-
  • but it’s a bit different
    • “MC… are those…?”
    • “Yes, Zen, we… We have twins!”
  • A boy and a girl, MC tells him as he holds the tiny boy, and he can hear a nurse chatting casually about how she hardly ever sees identical twins of opposite sexes
  • this is double happiness
  • he genuinely has never been so happy?? his happiness is duplicated. two babies! 
  • also, he jokingly says it isn’t fair to other people bc the most Beautiful Children in the world are twins and now nobody has a chance (hint: the most beautiful children are his children)

Jumin

  • THIS MAN IS A MESS BUT INTERNALLY
  • he tries to act like “having children is only natural for a company heir” BUT HE’S FREAKING OUT
  • mc’s belly seems to be bigger than the pregnancy photos usually are??
  • but MC insists they’re fine???
  • SHOULD HE CALL THE MEDICS??
  • He wants to make sure MC is as comfortable as possible all through the pregnancy and so MC literally hardly leaves the penthouse
  • and finally The Day arrives and. Jumin isn’t home
  • Jumin literally escapes from a meeting because MC IS GIVING BIRTH. gtg my child is being born.
  • he’s super antsy, but he hides it
  • in the waiting room people are sorta scared of him
  • a man in suit is sitting stiffly in a chair with no trace of emotion in his face??
  • still, when he walks in to see the child- and MC, too, he’s greeted with the surprise of MC holding two babies in their arms
  • suddenly everything makes sense as to why their pregnancy was different from expected
    • You made it, Jumin! I’m so glad you get to meet them… Look, aren’t they hadsome?”
  • the two baby boys have their eyes closed but Jumin feels as if they were somehow giving him puppy eyes
  • he feels blessed. he seriously can’t imagine feeling happier than when he holds one baby in his arm while MC holds the other, and he feels complete

707

  • he thinks he’s dealing with the whole pregnancy like a champ
  • internally he knows that is bullshit
  • honestly, he has so much Stress wondering if he’ll even be a good father
  • will his child even have a happy life?
  • is he worth the happiness of having a child?
  • MC always slaps those thoughts away and reassures him, which does help a lot, but they always linger on his mind
  • and he knows the day draws near when he’ll hold his child but it worries him so much??? he has such a dirty and ugly past. he shouldn’t hold a pure precious child
  • but there’s no chance for him to get all weepy when MC’s water breaks
  • GET IN THE CAR MC WE’RE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL
  • he drives carefully but actually a bit too fast out of anxiousness as he arrives at the hospital and MC is taken in
  • in the waiting room, he’s fidgeting in his phone and trying to act goofy in the chat
  • everyone is congratulating him 
  • and he almost drops his phone when the nurse tells him to go in
  • and MC is there with a baby
  • no wait
  • two babies
  • twins. they are twins.
  • he almost falls. Is this real life?? what were the chances that he, a twin, would have twins????
  • two there’s two!! he can feel a smile forming and tears pricking his eye
  • when he sees MC’s smile as they hold the two bundles all his worries melt away
  • he’s going to be a great father

anonymous asked:

ok but,,,,,,, puh LEASE make a lil tutorial how u make backgrounds because?? theyre so good?

Oh thank you! Also…oh boy.
I’m pretty sure I’m the last person who should make drawing tutorials, but I’ll try to explain how I draw as best as I can and maybe also share some tips that help me with the process.

1) Don’t be afraid of backgrounds! You can do it! It does not have to be perfect or super realistic. Have fun!!

2) References! I draw a lot of fanart so it’s not really a problem to get good references for a background. I usually go in game and take several screenshots which I use as an inspiration. I have a folder full of environmental screenshots from various games. I like to use these as references, because they are much simpler than real life photos and I don’t get overwhelmed by details. 

3) Don’t try to draw an exact copy of your reference, though. It can get tiring really fast and it won’t get you nowhere. We are not doing a study after all. Modify it, use it as inspiration, combine several photos together. If there’s something that is too much of a headache to draw, ignore it and just draw something different instead. As you can see on the picture above, I did not draw the road. I wanted to, but it looked weird and the perspective was completely wrong so I erased it and drew grass in its place.

4) I use only one brush for everything. I fell in love with hard rectangle-shaped brush few months ago and I’m never going back. I’m not a big fan of texture brushes and I paint everything by hand with this basic one. It does not look realistic, but it fits my drawing style, so I’m quite ok with it.

5) Use different sizes of your brush. It helps to create the texture. Don’t lower the opacity too much. Also eraser can be your friend. 

6) I just paint the background directly with colours. I start with simple shapes, just to get the general idea of the background and then I add more and more details as I go.

7) Don’t give up if your background does not look good after the first few brush strokes. Keep drawing! <3

anonymous asked:

You're studying to be a witch?? That's so cool!! I've been thinking about doing that but I have to get my life together first lmao

i am! bc im dealing with my own mental health problems, my practice is really lowkey and sometimes nothing more than watering and holding my spiderplant for weeks at a time, but it works for me. sometimes you just need intent and an action and youre good 

when im Actually Practicing tm im still really lowkey bc i have like 0 supplies atm so i do lots of sigils!! during finals week, my arms were covered in sigils that i just activated with my own energy which was something new. usually i draw them on sticky notes and set them on fire to activate

also a lot of my practice is reading and research (which a lot of witches will tell you is the majority of anyones practice). the majority of my research i do here on tumblr by following witchy blogs. there are a lot of fantastic reference posts and masterposts that provide info

idk how this turned into me ranting about witchcraft, but i totally feel you on the getting your life together thing. i thought that for a while and then i was like ‘….nah lets just do it’. lmk if you ever start practicing!!!

anonymous asked:

Give us a tour of your documents and files on your computer (are they organised or a complete mess like mine?)

A bit of both, really.

We’ll start from here and work our way deeper into the vast abyss that is my laptop.

This is mostly just a bunch of software files and random documents that didn’t really have a place anywhere else or were just forgotten or scrapped but never deleted.

This file is where all of the stuff from my old FrUK blog is (I haven’t opened this file in a long time for a good reason).

I’ve got one single file for all my school shit which I think shows how much I care.

And this file here is where it gets… interesting.

I keep all my different fandoms separate as well as digital and traditional art just because it makes life a lot easier for someone who draws as much as I do, along with original comics and other random files. The ‘Hetalia’ file is the only thing that’s remotely interesting in this folder so I’ll show you that.

As you can see there’s… uh… a lot of AUs. Most of them are incomplete and some of them you’ll recognise but I don’t really want to give away too much before they’re done.

So anyway, I think I’ve got it relatively organised and everything’s pretty normal. Except for…

…um… this file.

We don’t talk about that one.

Leo Decans

~ Leo Decan 1 (July 23rd - August 1st)

I am ruled by the Sun. My personality is characterised by an extroverted nature, independence and creativity. I am extremely extroverted and very gregarious. I love to be loved, I love to be noticed, and most of all I love to be praised. My flamboyant and outgoing personality masks some of my inner insecurities that I have. I do possess a very sensitive ego and can be hurt by the actions and words of others, although I never show it. I rely on nothing and no one and like to give off an air of total independence. My self-reliance is mainly based on my belief that I am the best person to get the job done and usually I am right. I have many creative talents and could turn any one of them into a lucrative and highly successful career. I am a whole hearted workaholic and cannot relax until the job is done. And even then I am immediately onto the next project with full guns blazing. Sitting still and doing nothing is not the thing for me. I need to be active and on the go all day long.

~ Leo Decan 2 (August 2nd - August 12th) 

I am ruled by the planet Jupiter. My personality is characterised by a great sense of humour, optimism and inspiration. I like to be the centre of attention so that I can show off my brilliant wit and great sense of humour. I make for the perfect entertainer. The entire world is a stage for me, in which I can perform outstandingly to rapturous applause. I never look on the bleak side of life and find the positive in everybody and everything. My optimism is sometimes unbelievable to others. I love to learn and will explore many and diverse subjects. I crave knowledge, which gives me an opportunity to show off my intelligence. Travelling for me does really broaden my horizons and mind. My love of life and forever looking on the bright side is an inspiration to many. Lots of people admire me and are inspired by me. I tend to be a very lucky person and seem to be in the right place at the right time to take up opportunities offered. I am a very good advert for the law of attraction as my positive, upbeat and optimistic nature draws towards my incredible luck.

~ Leo Decan 3 (August 13th - August 23rd)

I am ruled by the planet Mars. My personality is characterised by ambition, honesty and dynamism. I am fiercely ambitious and driven to attain the goals I set myself. Luckily, I have the dynamic energy to make my ambitions a reality. I am an unstoppable force when I really want something. I am sometimes stubborn and wont give in if I believe myself to be in the right. And as I believe myself to never be wrong, my stubbornness shows through often. I am completely honest, straightforward and expect others to be the same. What you see is what you get with me. I am not afraid to make my thoughts and feelings known and can be brutally honest in my criticisms of others. My honesty can sometimes border on being blunt which others can find hurtful. My dynamism and drive will propel me to the top of any profession I want to put my full enthusiastic and positive energies into. I like to be the leader, the boss, the starring role and find it difficult to be subordinate to others.

celiaequus  asked:

What kind of books do you read about Jane Austen and the Georgian/Regency era? I just borrowed out 'Jane Austen, the Secret Radical' today, and it looks really interesting. (I finished 'Jane Austen & Crime', by the way, and I think you'd enjoy it.)

I wish I could give you some exact titles and authors right now but for personal reasons pretty much everything I own barring my toothbrush is in a bunch of stacked up boxes at the moment, and that includes my reference books. :( Most are pretty life-and-times-y sorts of things, though some do make reference specifically to Austen and try to draw out wider historical context for things that occur in her novels. I have Maggie Lane’s Jane Austen’s World, which is a bit light on the in-depth history, but is beautifully-presented, has some nice illustrations and photos which not a lot of the thicker text-heavy books have, and a great brief oversight on a number of areas and a good jumping-off point for deeper research. I’ve mentioned Mullan’s What Matters in Jane Austen before, I think. And I’ve recently acquired Gretchen Gerzina’s Black London, which examines the history of black people in 18th century Britain, which I am very excited to read!

Those are a couple of my go-to books I can recall off the top of my head and one recent acquisition, but the rest are haphazardly scattered right now, alas! I’ll do a wider book-round-up one day, perhaps, detailing everything on my Austen shelves. (Works to the left, Georgian-Regency history to the right.)

Lilo and Stitch: A Gentle Portrayal of Autism

I saw a theory floating around Oh My Disney.com about Lilo from Lilo and Stitch being mildly autistic and because I’m a loser with nothing else going on in my life, I decided to investigate. Behold.

Lilo has problems with displays of physical affection.

Lilo’s special interest is Elvis.

Lilo only really loses her temper when someone calls her crazy.

Lilo often has trouble communicating her emotions.

Lilo connects more with animals (or in this case an alien masquerading as an animal) than she does with people.

Lilo often has trouble looking people in the eyes and she is aware that people treat her differently, a line which does not necessarily have to refer to her parents’ deaths.

When Lilo recreates a psychiatrist’s office for Stitch, it’s meant to be amusing, but how does a seven year old child know so much about ‘head shrinks’ without going to see one?

When Lilo tells Stitch that he has 'a lot of issues,’ and later draws a diagram of his 'badness levels,’ it sounds a bit like a child parroting the words of an adult, which we know is something Lilo enjoys doing from her imitations of Nani to Cobra Bubbles. 

So Lilo found Stitch, who fills the void in her life left by her parents, and is emotionally fulfilled by her new, broken but still good family. And they all live happily ever after.

The motherfucking end. 

anonymous asked:

first off i love your art sm. also i saw your going to MICA, how was the application and how did you get accepted?

ahhh thank u so much!! :D honestly it was pretty tough. 

if you wanna know about portfolio, i put a lot of different stuff in mine (its an online portfolio, so document everything you do as best you can!! itll really help in the long run) other than my stylized drawings that i usually do. i obviously put a demo reel of my animations in it, which was about just over a minute long. i also put a lot of sketchbook pages in there, specifically the ones where i went out of my way to play with style and draw my surroundings. still lifes and paintings are always a good addition too. coloring your sketches is always a good idea as well! the best advice i can give to you is to challenge yourself and try new things all the time and you’ll be fine! 

as for the app itself, i did mine through the common app. thats pretty self explanatory haha!! admittedly my grades were Really bad so something to consider when getting into art college or colleges in general is how much they care about your high school grades. some colleges like SCAD or calarts care more than places like ringling or mica (im just going off my own experience since i was only accepted into the latter two) 

mica also tends to give out a lot of scholarships (i was really surprised to figure out i had actually gotten a talent scholarship! :”D) so looking into that will really help! 

sorry if this was a bunch of info you didnt need :O i didnt realize how much i wrote