make it do things

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@jonnyarcher / @of-badges-and-guns asked: HI BABE aesthetic stuff: female, Slytherin, Libra, INTJ, fav colours are black and blue, my favourite things are writing, space, and water (is this enough??? message me if you need more ily wifey)

HI HELLO ILY also I did this with and without your name (I chose Taya but I can change it to whatever if you want, Streamy!) I really hope you like it! ❤

I don’t know if I’ve ever told you guys how much I LIVE for weird actor connections? It’s a little like six degrees of Kevin Bacon only Kevin Bacon is not required at all, it’s just looking at…the weird ways actors are connected.

So my favorite is Chris Evans and all the ways he’ s connected to the Marvel Universe. The big one is Push, the 2009 movie with pre-Captain America Chris Evans, which also featured Ming-Na Wen, Corey Stoll, and Djimon Hounsou, who would go on to star in the Marvel vehicles Agents of SHIELD, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy, respectively. Chris Evans was also in The Losers, where he worked alongside Hounsou’s future GotG costar, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba, who would go on to portray Heimdal in the Thor franchise. He was also in Snowpiercer, a criminally underappreciated movie, with future Fantastic Four actor Jamie Bell, a reboot of a series where Evans originated the role of the Human Torch. Tilda Swinton, who would later go on to be in Doctor Strange was also in Snowpiercer as well as Octavia Spencer, who hasn’t done any Marvel projects as far as I know, but when she had an Oscar run last year for Hidden Figures it was pretty damn cute how excited Evans was for her. (and Spencer, of course, was in Black or White with Anthony Mackie, who is the Falcon in the Marvel movie franchise)

And this is just what I’ve observed from movies I watch or ones that I know a little bit about! I didn’t have to research this. All I did was look up when Captain America was released to write this. I can’t imagine all the other weird ways the casts of the Marvel movies are connected, because this is just how they are connected through one actor. And that isn’t even looking at his earlier work, where I know he acted opposite Scarlett Johansson several times.

My other new favorite one is Game of Thrones because it appears Tom Wlaschiha has been in quite a few things where his Game of Thrones costars acted alongside him or were guest stars, but the kicker is that while they were on Game of Thrones they never actually acted together. Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Stark, was a guest star on his show Crossing Lines. He was in the movie Resistance, which starred Iwan Rheon, who portrayed Ramsay Bolton in GoT. Wlaschiha guest starred on the show Tatort, which Sibel Kekilli, the actress who played Shae, is in.

Acting is such a weird business, man.

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@timesarehardfornewsies asked: CAN I PLEASE GET A MOODBOARD? My name’s Angelina (in case you didn’t know lmao 😂), female, PANSEXUAL HELL YEAH, Ravenclaw or Ravenpuff if you do crosses, gemini ♡, enfp, I love music and band, my aesthetic is basically 50s-70s era fashion. Lots of red lips, classic cars, glitter, makeup, and anything yellow or teal. I also love Dodie Clark and Newsies you are a babe and psttt I’m still waiting on those singing videos 😂😘

I did this with and without your name included, so you’re able to have a personalized one! Hope you like it! ❤

Lol I love when someone who was cool with me and actually had good conversations with me about some things all of a sudden blocks me and says I have the “whole shitdick checklist down” because I ship something in another fandom that they dislike which actually isn’t problematic.  Popular rhetoric has basically misinformed fucking everyone and I’m super over it. 

Fuck you and fuck this website I don’t know how much more of this I can fucking take don’t you dare insinuate bullshit about my personal life based on the fictional stuff I like

Like it takes literally one ship difference for someone to seemingly enjoy my content and have good conversations with me to suddenly absolutely hating me.  No conversations about it or anything.  Just “oh you like this content so you’re the literal fucking devil.” 

And if anyone else really cares, it was about me liking she//ith in the vol//tron fandom.  Which, I will maintain now and forever is neither pedophilia (both are young adults) nor problematic (a trusting relationship built on mutual respect), but if you want to think so terribly of me because of it, then fine. ( Please do not debate me or scream at me about this; I’ve seen and heard enough of it.  Also this is an AA blog, so I would like to keep it that way for the most part.  I’m just saying this now because idk I guess if others want to leave because I’m too disgusting of a human being now after revealing this, then go ahead.) 

It just is upsetting that people will turn on me so quickly because of something like that, and I’m sure that more will after this. 

art cheats

hello i am here today to not lose track of the art cheats i have discovered over the years. what i call art cheat is actually a cool filter/coloring style/way to shade/etc. that singlehandedly makes art like 20 times better

80’s anime style

glitch effect

glow effects

adding colors to grayscale paintings

foreshortening ( coil )

foreshortening ( perspective )

clipping group (lines)

clipping group (colors)

dramatic lighting ( GOOD )

shading metal

lighting faces

that is all for today, do stay tuned as i am always hunting for cool shit like this

there were a lot of references in the new video, did you catch them all? let’s take a look.

1. nils sjoberg

remember that time she wrote a song with calvin harris but used a different name? this is that name, on one of the gravestones. after releasing that she had actually written the summer hit “this is what you came for,” calvin harris, among others, threw a fit on twitter - even though it had been agreed that if calvin and taylor broke up, she could express that she had written the song.

2. the out of the woods dress

this blue dress probably looks familiar! it’s the same one she wore in the out of the woods music video, the last music video of the 1989 era. this poses the same frantic question, are we out of the woods yet? as this grave-digging taylor suggests, not yet.

3. here lies 2014 met gala taylor

at first glance, it just looks like the taylor from before laying there, but after pausing it and going back, one realizes that isn’t zombie taylor, rather 2014 met gala taylor. 2014 would have been the start of the 1989 era, and the out of the woods video was the end of it, thus: by the end of 1989 era, she was ready to “bury” it.

4. the dollar bill

if you look just next to taylor’s shoulder, you can see a good ole george washington. one single dollar bill. is this a reference to taylor’s sexual assault trial recently, and the one dollar she won then? most likely, because if you go to other shots of her in the tub that aren’t directly above her, the dollar bill isn’t there, meaning it was edited in later, which would explain how it got there so late in the game. it stands for the simple victories everyone else gets to celebrate, while she does the same things and gets flack for it.

5. et tu brute

a famous line from shakespeare’s julius caeser, “et tu, brute” means “and you, brute?” right as marcus brutus lands the fatal blow in julius caeser’s, his once-friend’s back. this is a metaphor for all the people that taylor thought she could trust, before they turned around and trashed her name.

6. the tea

probably pretty simple to grasp - the tea is hot. alternatively, she, the snake in the video, gets to serve the tea this time around, or, she gets to lay down her side of the story.

7. car crash + paparazzi

did you see what happened here, at face value? taylor was in an expensive vehicle that got in a head-on crash, but everyone just stood back and took pictures, instead of rushing over to help. is this a reference to all the times that everyone stood back, took pictures, and laughed at her when she was beaten down? yes.

8. the grammy

the grammy blends in with the gold of the car and her outfit, so it’s pretty easy to miss, but there it is, in her hand, even though the car crashed. perhaps the future is being predicted?

9. the birdcage + leg tattoo

look closely at taylor’s leg, and you can see what looks to be a snake tattooed there. not to mention, here she is entertaining in a birdcage, which is guarded. she’s trying to have fun in this prison, biting her tongue, being the girl everyone wants, but she longs to be let free.

10. robbing a bank/stream co., blind for love

besides getting major harley quinn vibes, what else do we notice here? taylor swift robbing a vault, which says “stream company.” remember that time that taylor wrote an open letter to apple music and called her money hungry, even though she was taking her music off to benefit poorer artists? yes, we do. this is what she’s referencing here. also, her shirt says “blind for love” which makes sense, because she frequently refers to herself as a hopeless romantic, someone who opens theirselves up for love, even if it means getting hurt.

11. the squad

without explaining anything else, this scene can be described as a crowd of blank faced people, staring at taylor swift, who stands upon a stage looking menacing, and impressing one message upon the crowd: u, squad. it’s reminiscent of all the times people said taylor swift was over, because her friends, fans, or sales were fake or temporary. this is like a visual representation of the comments people made about taylor forcing people to do things for her to create the image she desired.

12. fake friends

and here we have the mannequins of the girls from the prior scene, chopped up. this one is pretty straight forward, these “friends” that taylor thought she had sometimes turned out to be more fickle and “fake” than she thought. also, can we talk about how taylor’s red boots are reminiscent of kinky boots? because yes.

13. the dancers, i heart ts

before taylor enters the room, the dancers are goofing around, but the second she comes in, the jump to attention, and rip off their jackets to reveal shirts that say “i heart ts.” it’s a throwback to when tom hiddleston wore a shirt with the same message on the fourth of july in 2016, and everyone said that she had forced him to wear it. it’s the same thing as before with the squad - the world decided that she had forced all these people to love her, not that they actually did.

14. the fight for glory

every time you pause this video, you come across a different taylor. squirrel pajamas wanegbt taylor, 2015 bbma’s taylor, 2014 acm’s taylor, wanegbt red tour taylor, 2016 new years rockin’ eve taylor, sparkly guitar fearless tour taylor, bleachella taylor, ballerina shake it off taylor, 2016 vma’s taylor… the list goes on and on. here, you can see them all fighting and clawing, trying to stand on top. it reminds me of “i don’t like your kingdom keys, they once belonged to me,” and the parallels between long live and new romantics in that line alone. all those times, she thought she’d made it to a point in her career where she could be respected as much as other artists in her tier, only to harshly realize she was going to get her name ran through the mud for doing the same thing as everyone else. the fight for glory is steep, and unfair.

15. junior jewels

looks familiar right? not quite! it is the same theme of the shirt, but look closely at the signatures - they’re signatures of actual people this time around. names like ed, selena, este, lena, blake, and ryan, among others, can be seen on her shirt, representing the true friends that stuck with her through her reputation being bashed.

16. “SHUT UP!”

here, all the different versions of taylor are repeating things that the media or other celebrities had said about her, until finally 2009 vma’s taylor repeated the same thing that 2017 taylor said in an instagram post - “i’d very much like to be excluded from this narrative.” the entire time, you can hear camera shutters going off and people chatting, presumably the rest of the world watching as she got torn apart. when vma’s taylor makes this final statement, all the other taylor’s, as well as what sounds to be an entire off-screen crowd, yell “SHUT UP” before the screen goes black. this is a powerful image, and it’s supposed to be. all the times she suffered, and people told her that she was overreacting, faking it, or doing it for publicity. if you feel remorse for seeing young taylor getting yelled at, or sorrow for the taylors falling when she said “because she’s dead,” you’re doing it right. 

nothing in this video was an accident.

if you’re angry at taylor for this video exposing things you said about her, or you’re repeating any of the words the versions of herself said at the end, you’re proving her point. her reputation was destroyed because people made a sport of making fun of her. and now, as taylor said, there will be no explanation, just reputation. 

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happy birthday to our dearest jungkook!
thank you for being you 

everybody else: has fully-written and detailed backstories of their characters, knows everything about their likes and dislikes, has specific face claims for each one, and has fully thought-out personalities and flaws

me:

Draco: Look, Potter! I’m on this Google thing! I wonder what it says about me?

Harry: Oh?

Draco: Yes! The people love me! LOOK! They have pictures, and—

Harry: What?

Draco: Who.

Harry: What is it?

Draco: WHO. MADE. THIS. 

Harry: Draco, what’s wrong with it?

Draco: What’s wrong with it? WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT????? LOOK. 

Harry: What? What’s wrong? You look amazing!

Draco: LOOK. HARDER. 

Harry: I mean you were a Death Eater. I don’t—

Draco: *points aggressively*

Harry: …oh……

Draco: *dangerously* Ferret, briefly? 

Harry: *very solemn face*

Draco: SPECIES: FERRET BRIEFLY?????

Harry: *the corners of his mouth turn up*

Draco: SHUT UP SHUT UP I AM NOT A FERRET!!!

Harry:  *lets one snicker escape*

Draco: As soon as I’ve finished murdering this Google, you’re next. 

Harry: *gives up and dies laughing* You can’t murder Goo—

Draco: I AM NOT A FERRET AND I CAN DO WHAT I WANT!

#potterweekprompts2017, day 7: yer a wizard, harry

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