my other favorite from this shoot


Favorite moments of ACoTaR-trilogy (5/∞) ⇛ The Wedding Crash

I whirled, and through the night drifting away like smoke on a wind, I found Rhysand straightening the lapels of his black jacket.
“Hello, Feyre darling,” he purred.

I barely saw my silk slipper as it flew through the air, fast as a shooting star, so fast even a High Lord couldn’t detect it as it neared-
And slammed into his head. Rhys whirled, a hand rising to the back of his head, his eyes wide. I already had the other shoe in my hand.
Rhys’s lip pulled back from his teeth. “I dare you.


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Okay time for another Burr-and-Hamilton’s-tragic-friendship meta analysis because apparently I cannot stop seeing these things.

Someone pointed out in a post a little while ago (that unfortunately I can’t find, or else I would link to it) the genius of the musical themes of Hamilton, and specifically how it applied to Alexander and Eliza’s relationship. It focused on how Alexander was never quite singing the same tune or matching Eliza’s style until “It’s Quiet Uptown.” Another meta-post along the same vein mentioned how Angelica was instantly on Hamilton’s level in the underlying musical sense when they first met: you see it in Satisfied, when he says “Alexander Hamilton,” she replies in the exact same tune, “Where’s your family from?” and then he shoots back also in the same tune, “Unimportant, there’s a million things I haven’t done.” They’re matching each other musically for the entire conversation, just as Angelica describes, even though throughout the show they both have their own distinct styles and themes.

The one other person who has a very different singing style than Hamilton, but specifically matches Hamilton when he wants to, and the only other person that Hamilton as well makes a specific effort to match in various songs, is Burr. The first one that I noticed was one of my favorite exchanges in the whole show, the Levi Weeks case in Non-Stop:

Gentlemen of the jury, I’m curious, bear with me.
Are you aware that we’re making history?
This is the first murder trial of our brand new nation,
The liberty behind deliberation!
I intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt with my assistant counsel—

Co counsel! Hamilton, sit down!
Our client Levi Weeks is innocent, call your first witness.
That’s all you had to say!

Hamilton is shooting off at the mouth, and Burr matches him word for word, the same speed, the same style, which absolutely no one else is able to do, at least not when Hamilton is on a long angry rant. This moment highlights the underlying fact that Burr isn’t just some jealous villain, he’s a true foil to Hamilton. He was a genius, he applied to Princeton at eleven, applied again and got in when he was thirteen. That “graduated in two”? Yeah. That happened when he was thirteen to sixteen, let that sink in.

Burr can match Hamilton completely when he chooses to, he just rarely chooses to. In fact, the irony of the exchange in Non-Stop is that Burr gets frustrated enough with Hamilton and Hamilton’s inability to shut up inadvertently insulting him (assistant counsel? assistant? seriously Hamilton?) that he is pushed to act more like Hamilton, and in acting more like Hamilton, succeeds in shutting Hamilton up. Which is pretty much exactly how and why the duel happens.

But no, in my opinion, the more tragic are the times when Hamilton matches Burr. Allow me to direct you to “Story of Tonight (Reprise)”:

Congrats again, Alexander.
Smile more.
I’ll see you on the other side of the war.

I will never understand you.

Hamilton emulates Burr’s tone and tune exactly to tell him, “I will never understand you.” Because that’s Hamilton trying to understand Burr, that’s Hamilton on the underlying musical level making the effort to sing as Burr sings, to speak as Burr speaks, he’s asking Burr to let him in. *Let me* understand you. Burr being Burr keeps his cards close to his chest, and walks away. The effort was there, the invitation was there, that is the first time in the show, arguably, that Hamilton actively changes his style to match someone else’s. And Burr walks away, because Burr is terrified about people caring about him. In “Wait For It,” he’s perfectly fine admitting that he has feelings about Theodosia, but he devotes an entire verse to “what in the world is the reason that I am at her side and that she cares about me when there are a whole bunch of other people who have tried too.” Burr isn’t scared about loving people, he’s scared of them loving him, he doesn’t understand why or how it happens. The line isn’t “everyone I love has died”, it’s “everyone who loves me has died.”

Burr walks away because the possibility of Hamilton caring about him is more than he wants to deal with. Goodbye I have disintegrated into a puddle of tears. 

But no, that’s not even the worst part! The worst part is how Hamilton argues with people. The precedent is set in “Farmer Refuted.” Hamilton takes a very specific tone and rhythm as a counterpoint to someone singing.

Allow me to direct you to “Your Obedient Servant.” Burr begins the song by singing his letters, and Hamilton practically speaks his letters back. He takes a different tone, he employs a different rhythm, because that’s how he confronts people. He only matches Burr back when it’s utterly dripping in sarcasm: I have the honor to be your obedient servant, A. Ham. Burr keeps singing back (“Careful how you proceed, good man—“) as he keeps just trying to ask for an apology, and Hamilton keeps his own infuriated style at least musically in replying (“Burr, your grievance is legitimate, I stand by what I said, every bit of it”) and it’s Burr that has to match Hamilton—when Burr finally challenges Hamilton to the duel, Burr is speaking, not singing:

Then stand, Alexander,
Weehawken. Dawn.
Guns drawn.

(Although even then, it’s not ~perfectly~ matching Hamilton: the words are slow, they all have weight, they’re carefully pronounced, they’re well thought-out and well chosen. Succinct, persuasive indeed. But Burr is speaking, he’s not singing anymore, he’s taking this down to Hamilton’s level, which is the “fight me” level.)

And then, one last time, Alexander matches Burr perfectly:

You’re on.


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“I Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love”

Request: Hey love :) I hope I can give you an idea for an imagine. You and buck live together in his Apartment in Bucharest and you’re really happy but he feels bad one day cause he can’t give you a better live. Then later that day you prepare something romantic and you cuddle together while you reassure him how much you love him and that you wouldn’t want another life. Sooo he feels better and you even share a Little make-out session but it’s mostly cuddling that night and just fluff? :)

Warnings: angst, then fluff, drunk driving situation

Word Count: 1877

A/N: one of four requests! hopefully this is what you wanted! i might have veered a little. i will work on the other ones this week! if you wanna be on my taglist shoot me an ask! please leave feedback. dont drive when youve been drinking. the title comes from “I Cant Help Falling In Love With You” originally by Elvis but my favorite version is by Haley Reinhart

Originally posted by v-writings

She moved to Bucharest after she lost everything. She needed a fresh start. Y/N never knew that fresh start would involve falling in love with a kind-hearted ex assassin. James Buchanan Barnes, that beautiful bastard. He was everything Y/N had ever dreamed in a man. He was the man a father would love for his daughter to have. Too bad Bucky didn’t see that.

Her parents were killed in a car accident along with her little brother, he was only ten years old. A drunk driver ran a red light and crashed directly into their car. That night she lost everything that ever mattered to her. She sold everything she owned, her bakery included. She backed the few things she had and bought a plane ticket out of the only state and country she had ever known.

Bucharest, Romania, the place she picked to start her new life. She didn’t speak Romanian and she had no idea around the city, but it’s exactly what she needed. She wanted the refreshing feeling of learning new things and meeting new people. No one here would look at her with pity or sympathy. She was just an all-American girl looking for her own happy ending.

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10 Halloweeny Sentai Monsters!

It’s almost Halloween so I thought I would compile a list of my favorite thematic Monsters to appear in Sentai over the past 41 years! Now, some of these are here because they are classic monsters interpreted for tokusatsu and others are here because they are just amazing.

To qualify for this list though, they have to be definitively a monster.  This sadly leaves out Yakyu Kamen (Baseball Mask) from Himitsu Sentai Goranger who I adore. He’s less of a monster and more of a field commander with a giant baseball that shoots baseballs for a head.  Goranger was weird ok.

10) Dora Frankie from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

Yes, I am starting this list off with a version of one of the most classic of monsters, Frankenstein’s creation.  Dora Frankie was created by Bandora as part of her first grand scheme to bring Dai Satan, her Master and source of her witchy powers to Earth. He provided a distraction to the heroes until he was beaten.  However, unlike most of Bandora’s weekly monsters, he had other forms including the skinless Zombie Frankie:

And the demonically possessed Satan Frankie

So, for the virtue of basically being three classic horror foes in one, Dora Frankie makes the list!  It’s like a one monster mash maybe starring in a film called Exorcist of the Living Dead Frankenstein!

9) Evolved Bat from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

There’s nothing really special about this monster other than his design.  He’s a giant cybernetic bat thing with huge fangs.  He just looks really cool and totally Halloween appropriate.  He also has one of my favorite initial concept designs ever:

It’s just too bad more of the paper design didn’t translate to the physical one used on screen.

8) Dracula from Shuriken Sentai NinNinger

What better way to follow up a bat than with a vampire?  And what better vampire than Dracula? This version of Dracula was ostensibly the leader of the Western Yokai who had come to Japan to challenge the NinNinger team. Over the centuries, he had grown more powerful though and so sunlight was no longer a hindrance and he could drain life force directly rather than feed on blood as well as shapeshift to hide among people.  He was still vulnerable to garlic though and a load of garlic loaded gyoza exposed him.

7) Evil Spirit Princess Denus from KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive

One of two commander level villains I am going to add to this list, Denus is a member of the Psyma family of Calamity Demons. She is the demon of Aquatic Calamity and the only member of the family capable of passing for human.  She uses this ability to disguise herself, spy and commit acts of sabotage. 

I just noticed there are three bat-winged villains in a row here.  I must have a thing for them.  Let’s fix that with:

6) Shinigami Boma from Kousoku Sentai Turboranger

A monster sent by the evil Boma Hundred Tribes, this is essentially a Death God or Grim Reaper monsters complete with evil shroud, skull face and scythe! The Grim Reaper is such a visually distinct monster that it really should be used more often.  Just check out the initial design for this thing:

I want to cut that out and use it as a Halloween decoration!

5) Hades Beastman Hellish King Siren Neires from Mahou Sentai MagiRanger

Another monster I just love the design of and another monster with a bony look!  This one looks like a woman in lycra covered by a suit of bones in a vaguely mosquito-like head and bone wings. I guess I am just a sucker (pun intended) for wings on things.

4) President Gravestone from Gosei Sentai Dairanger

A member of the Gorma Idiot 3, three members of the Gorma incapable of taking human form, President Gravestone is a huge walking tombstone with a giant crack running from one side to the other.  He can flip open his head to reveal a lighter that spits flame. As far as villains go, he is much more intimidating looking than an actual threat.

3) Demon Beast Daitanix from Seijyuu Sentai Gingaman

This was the giant space kaiju that the Balban pirates have their castle/ship attached to and use to travel from planet to planet.  For most of the series, it is unconscious beneath the ocean and the pirates are gathering energy to revive it so they can destroy the Earth and return to space.  It’s basically Space Pirate Godzilla.  Man, I wish this thing had returned to fight the Gokaiger team.

Ok, so that might not be totally Halloweeny but it is a classic monster of a sort. So let’s go back to the classics and find us something appropriate

2) Devil Mummy from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Sometimes I pick a monster because of the look or the initial design or even the theme.  This time I am picking this 1970s monster based simply on his name DEVIL MUMMY.  Seriously, this CRIME Monster is not just a Mummy, he’s a Devil Mummy.  I love this name.  It’s just great.  I wonder if he needs a ham?

1) Nai and Mea a.k.a. Vancuria from Mahou Sentai Magiranger

Once more with the vampires and this time my favorite vampire(s) of all time from Super Sentai.  The above two gothic lolita baddies are Nai and Mea (In Japanese Nai to Mea which sounds phonetically like the English word Nightmare). They are actually the split form of the vampire queen Vancuria:

Vancuria grew bored with being alone for eternity so she split herself into two girls so she could always have company.  When things get bad or she needs to battle, she can remerge into one being which gives her much greater power. We mostly see her split form though as she apparently enjoys being two separate beings.

At one point, Nai and Mea even form a band together called ‘Bloody Friday Nightmare’ which they use to lure humans in to turn them en masse into vampires.

So, they are without a doubt my favorite Halloweeny Sentai monsters.  They combine the fun of the season with the sinister aspects and look adorable doing it.  


Peach & Mario’s Vacation: Mushroom Kingdom

Her model is absolutely unbelievable. Peach in-game looks better than Peach in promotional renders did not even five years ago. Nintendo has character art down to a science!

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Disposable pt 10

Being friends with benefits with Min Yoongi can be complicated (at best) by itself. But when you accidentally tell your family (and his boss) that the two of you are dating, things get messy. It only complicates things more when you blackmail Yoongi into pretending to date you and neither of you can quite keep your feelings separate.

Angst, fluff, slight smut at times.

Yoongi x Reader

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

“It isn’t broken, just… apart.” Yoongi muttered, looking at the floor. The two of you had slept on the broken bed the previous night, it was the frame that had come apart, the bed still functioned relatively well.

Yoongi had taken it upon himself to build a wall of pillows between the two of you, but when you woke up that morning you found his nose nuzzled into your neck and his arm draped over you. You bit back a smile and carefully removed yourself from his grasp, dressing and making your way downstairs before he even woke up. You knew it meant nothing, that it was just a quirky sleeping habit of his that had nothing to do with you, but the warmth of him sleeping next to you was so nice.

You had hoped some coffee would wake you up enough to remind you that you couldn’t afford to get any more attached to Yoongi than you already were, but it didn’t help as much as you wanted.

You should be mad at him– you had every right to be– but all you could think was how hilarious his horrified face was when he realized what he had done the previous night. It was out of character for him to act so childish, and the fact that Hoseok and Jungkook had heard what happened seemed to have reminded him of that.

Namjoon gave you a look over his coffee mug that said “I’m not going to bring it up if you don’t” when you found him in the sun room, and you were grateful that at least you were spared that conversation.

Yoongi had joined the two of you about a half hour later, muttering a quick “sorry” before telling you that the bed wasn’t actually as broken as you thought.

An embarrassed Yoongi was something you were fairly sure you had never seen, and you almost felt bad for him– but not quite.

“So can you fix it?” You asked him. He had his arm around your shoulders, and you rested your head against him. 

“I think so, with the right tools…” He answered, running his hand absently down your arm. Looking like a couple was getting easier with each passing minute; you knew you needed to distance yourself, and fast. There was a part of you that kept wondering what it would be like to actually be in love with him, and worse, how nice it would be if he was in love with you. 

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Jug, what you said at Pop’s, I heard you. And whatever you need to do or explore, I support you.

Riverdale 2.01 – A Kiss Before Dying

I have so many feelings about Betty’s statement of support to Jughead. (So. Many. Feelings.)

Being a safe space

In 2.01, I love that Betty doesn’t try to hide that she’s worried and upset. It’s not my favorite dynamic to watch, since I like seeing them be like an adorable pile of kittens with each other, but Betty’s most acute psychological problems and self-harm behaviors come from repressing her feelings to pretend things are fine when they aren’t. She isn’t conveying the full extent of her feelings, which makes sense given the circumstances, but she’s frustrated with Jughead and doesn’t try to hide it. His humor grates on her in a way it usually doesn’t and she spends a lot of the episode shooting Jughead these seriously? and why are you like this? looks.

I’m sure to Jughead this doesn’t feel like a good thing while it’s happening, but it actually is, especially since expressing negative emotions that relate to her own feelings is something Betty struggles with. We’ve seen her avoid expressing feelings that will hurt or even just inconvenience someone else at horrifying cost to herself. I’m stanning so hard for how Betty lets herself have and express inconvenient feelings in this episode.

Jughead and their relationship are still a safe space to be herself. In so much of her life, Betty feels that she has to go all the-Stepfords-of-Riverdale to avoid conflict until she literally starts tearing herself up about it. And she’s not retreating into her version of Alice’s unhinged behavior, which on Betty is a tragic mix of elaborate plots and snowballing lies in order to spare someone else’s feelings that just ends up hurting everyone, and badly.

So be glad your girlfriend is visibly frustrated with you, Jug. Relationships are weird like that.

Making a safe space

Betty’s expressions show how hard making this statement of support is for her. Betty can be rigid and walks this line between passionate and obsessive when she’s fighting for something. And she wants so badly to fight for Jughead here. So stepping back and letting him have their relationship be a safe space where she’ll support him even if she doesn’t agree with his actions or decisions is an interesting choice.  Given how dangerous and high-stakes the situation is, this may be another of their road to hell paved with good intentions moments. But Jughead’s resources and support system, such as it was, have been systematically demolished over the first season. Knowing that he still has Betty’s support must feel like such a lifeline being tossed out between them.

For all Jughead’s smirks and snark, awkward humor and adorable flirting, to me most of his behavior—both charming and uncharming—falls into the category of not waving but drowning. Under all the misdirection and self-defense mechanisms, Jughead is operating from a place of fear. Just look at how scared he is when Betty first brings up their conversation at Pop’s outside the hospital:

Betty giving him some sense of safety in some part of his life—combined with continuing to be honest about her concerns—is so important for his well-being. Knowing that Betty (and Archie!) care that much about him may help him to make better decisions for himself in the long-term by validating that what happens to him does matter despite all the Powers That Be telling him otherwise, over and over.

Betty and Jughead are so young that the only way they will work as a couple over a longer period of time is if they let each other explore and change rather than getting stuck on their idea of who the other person is. And, beyond that, sometimes you have to let people make mistakes and love them anyway. To me, that’s a much sadder and realer part of being in a relationship than just a simple ride-or-die.


Peach & Mario’s Vacation: Lake Kingdom

Peach has an official swimsuit!!! It’s adorable!!!!!

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anonymous asked:

I'm new to poi fandom, could u recommend some fics? :D

I gotchu fam!

We Love Through Hate (series) / ongoing: [warning: has self-harm in some parts (tho it won’t go on through out the whole series)] written by @justalifelongphase​! It’s a childhood au wherein Shaw gets adopted by Finch and Grace after her car accident. It’s slow burn and most parts were pretty cute in Root and Shaw’s developing relationship from enemies, to frenemies, to friends, and then each others significant other!

T-swift (series) / finished: There is no actual t-swift for some reason lmao. Written by @constantlyhalfcocked(I suggest you check out more of their other fics too!) Anyways, it’s a /really/ long college au! It has a lot of explicit parts, but I loved how Shoot’s relationship was interpreted here :’)

Brightly_brightly’s fics: tbh brighty’s fics are my favs??? You’ll see what I mean when you read their works :’D

Alicekittridge’s fics: Her fics have the specific theme of p tender and melancholic stuff, but they’re really great! My favorite is Camera Obscura :’)

Sliding Towards Chaos / ongoing: A canon-divergent fic by @asleepinawell where Shaw decides to save Root in 3x12 instead of Finch! Really fucking long, but it has the character dynamics/interactions we never got from the series I love it! It’s also pretty funny with most parts, so every philosophical and long discussion they have here are honestly so enjoyable and interesting in my opinion! How Shoot’s relationship is interpreted here? TOP SHIT for me really :’D

One-Shots/ shorter fics who I also suggest other works of the writers: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]


Peach & Mario’s Vacation: Cap Kingdom

This game’s Photo Mode is absolutely wonderful.

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I Will Always Find Home

Cassian Andor/ Reader

Words: 657

Summary: You have no other choice but to jump off to save your life. In that moment, you’re not sure what the outcome will be.

Request: “I can’t risk losing you! For a cassian andor x reader.”

Tagging: @kwaiky, @attentionseekingprincess, @ly–canthrope

Author’s notes: I had inspiration strike at around 2 AM. My favorite couple is back! Fluff and angst! Gosh, I love them.

Stormtroopers were on your trail ever since you got separated from Cassian. Your blaster has only so much ammo to take on a few, let alone a dozen. You try your best to keep shooting, dodging and weaving their blasts as you escape from their grip. You are doing just fine until you realize that the path you are on has an awful dead end: a long plummet down to the ominous sea. You hyperventilate as you look behind then back at the sea. The sound of oncoming stormtroopers marching your way cuts your decision time to less than a few seconds. There is no other option but to jump, you tell yourself. You close your eyes as you take a giant leap off the ledge.

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Outlander 03x01 The Battle Joined

I didn’t have time to do a full rewatch of both seasons before the new season of Outlander started so I only did a rewatch of my absolute favorite episodes. For Season 2 that was 2x01 Through a Glass Darkly and 2x10 Prestonpans… and those two episodes couldn’t have been more relevant to the Season 3 premiere episode with so much of the episode revolving around Frank and Claire’s renewed marriage and a battle and its aftermath.

As has been the case before with Outlander, having read the books and having that vague idea of what’s coming helps me to emotionally prepare for certain events. And has also been the case before with the adaptation, this was an episode where I emotionally prepared for one thing so they decided to wallop me with feels from a direction I wasn’t anticipating (and I LOVE it when the show does that).

Episode spoilers and more below the cut. Also it’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these and I’ve been very excited about it all so this is a verra, verra long analysis.

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wait up for me M

Originally posted by hyunasus

summary: your girlfriend’s finally home after being away for a bit and there’s no better way to celebrate than right on your couch.

pairing: seulgi / female reader

listen. between the new mv, the live stages and the seulrene performance at smtown i have a lot of feelings ok. 

hope you enjoy this quick lil smut with my favorite bear, rated m for language and what not. 1,312 words.

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anonymous asked:

What are your favourite Game of Thrones/a song of ice and fire Fanfictions, at the moment?

Thanks for asking. I’m guessing by at the moment, you mean fics that are still going on (not completed)

Also the list is quite long, but I also pointed out the couples, so you can choose from whatever you like (there are more from Arya x Gendry, since they are my favorite couple with more fics written about)

I’m sure I’m forgetting some amazing writers and beautiful stories. Also there are some writers I can’t mention, because they only write one-shoots or have actually finished their fics

Also check other works from these writers, you may found something else you will like

And have fun reading!! I’m sure these will keep you busy for awhile (just the first one is longer than AGOT and ACOK put together)



Peach & Mario’s Vacation: Cascade Kingdom

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You paint?

A/N: Hi! This is my first imagine. It’s a Danisnotonfire imagine where the reader is actually really good at painting and neither Dan or Phil knew, till one day Dan finds you painting and thinks it’s amazing. It’s really long I’m sorry!

Pairing- Dan and reader

Female pronouns

Warnings- None (well, I suck at proofreading :))


The boys had known you about as long as they knew eachother, and you were a good balance to their spontaneous-ness. So when Dan and Phil move to London they take you with them without hesitation. You were long use to Dan yelling in triumph when he beats Phil at Mario Cart or whatever new video game. And you’d learned to buy extra cereal to hide in your room for when Phil is on the prowl. You were comfortable with their antics and appreciated the talents that contributed to the atmosphere in your life. 

Dan’s talent being piano playing with the melodies drifting throughout the entire house, and Phil sometimes singing at the top of his lungs in the shower. You had been gifted with your own abilities as well, but your favorite was painting. The way the paint brushed the canvases, the way various colors blended together so vibrantly and how anything could come from nothing were lessons that got you through important moments in your life and taught you anything was possible.

Sadly, as you finished college with the major your parents told you you would be the best off with and got your steady job, your passion for painting faded like an old work. You still did art, but it was drawing and sketches on printer paper and nothing like the wonders you could create with a brush and some paint. You badly missed painting but your supplies were somewhere in your parents houses, and it was such a long drive for something that may have been thrown away years ago.

It was thanks to your mother you were reunited with your precious talent. She’d come across your painting set up from high school and decided to send you a little care package of your table easel, oil paints, your best brushes and everything you would need to kick start the inspiration again. Painting was your true passion, and she knew nothing made you happier.

The package came while Dan and Phil were at a Youtube convention. So they weren’t there to hear your squeals of excitement that rang through the apartment when you were reunited with your supplies. You threw on you old white button up shirt and pulled on your paint splattered blue jeans that were both in the bottom of your dresser and painted up three painting before the day was over. It felt so good to have the brush back in your hands.

Dan’s PoV

(Y/N) had been in a permanent state of euphoria ever since Phil and I had gotten back from the convention. There was an extra bounce in her step and she would always smile at random times. She seemed the same other than that, except for the occasional moment when she comes to breakfast in the morning looking sleepy because she apparently couldn’t sleep. I occasionally indulged myself in trying to figure out what made her so happy. But no matter how often I caught her with a sudden smile at something in her head or found myself staring at a point in the distance for so long Phil or (Y/N) thought I was having an existential crisis, I couldn’t figure out the extra look of excitement she got in her eyes when something of beauty crossed her eyes. Or why she would sometimes stay in her rooms for hours at a time in silence. As always, (Y/N) was the enigma that made life interesting.

The first big clue must’ve come a year before we’d even moved into the London apartment, when the three of us had volunteered for a park beautification project. (Y/N)’s eyes had lit up when she’d gotten the email that she’d been asked to help paint the new mural that the city was putting on the cinder block tunnel at the edge of the park. I thought it was just because she’d gotten out of redoing the flower garden unlike Phil and I. And I’d shrugged it off when she had shown up in a paint splattered white button shirt and blue jeans of matching style, I guess I figured she’d painted a house or something before. And I was so flustered when at lunch her supervisor came up to me at the barbeque and told me: “Your girlfriend was such a help with the mural, she’s very talented.” I was too busy trying to quickly explain she wasn’t my girlfriend to comprehend the part of her being more than good at smearing paint on stone and having a real gift at bringing out potential in more than just people.

The second one came a week after the convention, when (Y/N) had been 20 minutes late to grab a slice of her favorite pizza and when she finally came out, her hands were far from the normal (Y/S) color. They were instead splattered with various colors of the rainbow. “Oh my god, (Y/N)! What did you do to your hands?” Phil asked.

“Huh?” She asked confused. She looked down at her hands and her cheeks turn a rosy color. “Oh shoot!” She quickly rush to the kitchen to scrub her hands, coming back five minutes later with a red glow on her face that somehow made her look even more pretty than ever. Phil and I look at each other but don’t say anything. I continue eating my pizza and study the blue streak in (Y/N)’s (y/h/c) hair, not connecting the dots until another week later.

Your POV

You ran out of canvases yesterday when you finished your latest peice. It was a painting of the sunset over the mountains, one of your favorites so far. You’d been painting up a storm whenever you had free time or couldn’t sleep, and as a result your room was filled with various masterpieces ranging from the night sky to the galaxy. What on earth am I going to do with all of these? You think pulling on a raincoat to brace London’s glaring rain. Normally you could just hang them on your wall, but the space was already occupied by various posters and photos. I could give them to relatives, but I don’t think I have enough family members in my entire family tree. You chuckle and quickly run a brush through your hair as you continue to get ready. When you were ready you walked out of your room and straight into Dan. “Woah,” Dan exclaimed as you two collided. The camcorder tumbled out of his hand and you quickly caught it.

“Centuries old. Don’t want to break that,” You hand the camera back to him while quoting the Sherlock episode the three of you watched last night. Dan smiles in relief of his camera being saved and you take in the chocolate brown of his eyes. How lucky you were to see the most beautiful wonder of the world everyday. To be surrounded by masterpieces and have the privilege to make one smile each day.

“Thanks, (Y/N). Phil would kick my butt if I broke another camera,” Dan joked. 

“No problem,” you reply. “You recording a video today?”

He shrugs. “Just finished actually,” he shifts the camera to his other hand and notes you rain coat and his eyes widen slightly. “You’re going out? It’s like, storming outside.”

“I need to get some things,” You reply vaguely. “I’ll be alright.”

Dan didn’t seem reassured, “do you want me to go with you?”

You smile at his concern, “I’m a big girl Dan. You’re welcome to come if you’d like though.” 

Before Dan can reply though, Phil’s voice rings through the apartment, “Daaaaannnnnnnn.”

Dan rolls his eyes and yells over his shoulder, “what Phil.”

“We need to record an episode of the Sims.” Dan looks back at me and I laugh. 

“Go record. I’ll be fine, Dan, I’ll pick up a pizza for dinner.”

“Get sausage!” Phil shouts excitedly, from the other side of the apartment.

“Phil I can hear you just fine there’s no need to yell!” You yell back with a giggle.

Dan smiles and shakes his head. “Okay, okay. Just be careful alright?”

“You mean more careful than you are with your video equipment?” I ask with a raised eyebrow.

Dan laughs, and his smile makes me melt. “Alrighty then. See you later.” He hesitates for a second, but then shakes his head and walks down the hall to record.

(Time skip brought to my by waffles and my lazy A ;D)

I unlock the apartment door and start bringing everything in. Three bags of groceries, three five packs of canvases, and another bag of brushes from the art store. Needless to say, after buying both groceries and paint supplies, it didn’t seem smart to try and bring a pizza on the underground. So instead you just ordered one for delivery and hoped the boys saved you a slice. 

“(Y/N)? You home?” You hear Dan yell from upstairs. 

“Yeah!” You shout and lock the door behind you. Seconds later Dan clomps down the stairs and sees you soaking wet with shopping bags surrounding you.

“Jeez (Y/N), did you walk through a tornado?” Dan asks in regard to your disheveled hair. 

“Haha,” you say sarcastically, wringing out your hair. “Help me with the groceries, Howell.” You pick up your canvases and a grocery bag. Dan gets the other three bags.

“Was the weather bad?” Dan asks as you walk up the stairs behind him.

“No, Dan it was sunny and rainbows filled the sky,” you reply with all the sarcasm you could muster.

“Ugh sound horrible,” Dan retorts.

“So how was recording? Did Dil set anything on fire?”

Dan laughs, “yeah actually. And it was all Phil’s fault.” He finishes with a yell.

“No it wasn’t!” Phil calls back, his voice squeaking. Dan and I laugh.

“Lemme throw my bag and stuff in my room real fast.” You say reaching the hall. “And you better have saved me some pizza Phil.” You yell towards the living room.

“Dan, help,” Phil stage whispers. “We only saved her one slice.” 

“Oh that better be a lie,” You say with a giggle and set your things on your bed. You quickly place the canvases you bought against your wardrobe, next to some of your finished paintings, then go to join the boys in putting groceries away. 

“Okay we saved you two slices, but we’ll watch whatever movie you want,” Dan compromised, handing you the box of cereal to put in the cupboard. 

“It’s cool. You guys up for (Favorite Movie)?” You grab the next item and place it in the fridge. The boys agree.

“I’ll see if it’s on netflix,” Phil says, relishing the excuse to get out of putting away groceries. On the way out, He gives Dan a look like do something you fool. To which Dan rolls his eyes. You and Dan continue to finish putting the shopping away when he comes across your paint bushes.

“Where do these go?” He asked, studying them. 

“Oh I got those, here.” You took the paint brushes from him and placed them on top of your desk. Your eyes catch a particular painting you were quite proud of. A quiet nighttime lake with pond lilies surrounded by a lust green forest with fireflies lighting up the water and sky. You could almost hear the crickets and frogs croaking.

“Woah.” You turn and see Dan standing in the door. His mouth agape and his chocolate eyes darting to your different artworks. He sees you looking  and rubs his neck. “I- Sorry, the door was open and I- Phil got the movie set up and-” His eyes catch the painting you were just admiring. “Did you do these?” He asks, referring to the paintings around him.

“Yeah,” You say sheepishly. You didn’t know why you were so shy about this. Plenty of people had seen your work and said you were good, but Dan seeing them somehow felt, different. You’d never actively asked for someone’s opinions on your work, but you wanted Dan’s approval, you wanted him to think they were good. It embarrassed you a little thinking about it.

“These are- (Y/N) these are incredible,” Dan says. His eyes are trained on your face and you feel a burst of pride. “You should sell some of these.”

You smile and tuck a peice of hair behind your ear, “thanks.” You and Dan stand there for a second, his eyes catching yours and then both of you quickly looking away. “Should we go watch the movie?”

“Yeah. Sorry, it’s just,” he hesitates, his eyes going from your features to the paintings again, then continues, “those are amazing.” You beam at him once more, then follow him into the living room. Inside your chest your heart felt warm with a sense of achievement and comfort. If the world turned on its head tomorrow and everyone said that your painting were horrid, Dan Howell said your paintings were amazing.

And somehow that felt like the highest praise in the world.

Hi! Thanks for reading.

Puppy Dog Pals

Hey Tumblr-folk! Last Friday Puppy Dog Pals premiered on Disney Jr and I couldn’t have been more excited to see how the final episodes turned out. I had the privilege of helping develop some early designs for the show and it was really neat to see how things continued to develop throughout the season. Over the course of a year, we develop a lot of different characters, but I figured a good place to start would be with Bingo and Rolly… below are some of my rough drawings that were part of the process of getting to the final designs above. 

The drawings above were some my first attempts at Bingo and Rolly. Originally I thought it’d be nice to keep both pups similar design-wise to help them feel more like brothers. Their colors and costume were going to be the factors that helped the audience differentiate one from the other (Bingo was going to be black with a bandana and Rolly tan with a color). For me, the first design sheet is the stronger of the two. 

Eventually, we decided to push the designs a bit more… Rolly became a bit more angular and square while Bingo remained rounder and sleeker. These are probably my favorite of the variations that we worked on and I was sad to see them go, but that’s all part of the process. :)

Some quick expression sheets, exploring the different pliable shapes we were hoping to shoot for should the designs have moved into the modeling stage. Pugs are pretty tough to draw, especially the relationship between the eyes, mouths, and muzzle shapes. Not all of these were successful, but they were fun to do. 

The designs above were once step closer to the final pups on the show… Ernie Gilbert, our art director extraordinaire, did the full body roughs on each sheet. I took those and reworked the previous expressions to better fit this new pass on the characters. Getting closer…. 

Of the drawings that I contributed to the process, these are probably the closest I came to the final models that we settled on. Oddly enough, Bingo eventually became a bit more angular and Rolly rounder… a complete reversal from the initial designs that I really liked, but one that I do think works nicely for the characters and their personalities. 

Once we settled on the final designs of the characters, the CG models were created, rigged, and the first rough expression passes came back from the animation team oversees. It was my job to go over those designs in an effort to help push the expressions in the direction that was closer to what Ernie and our directors were hoping to go in. The red roughs, and blue notes are my drawings and you can faintly see the initial passes from the animation team underneath. 

Because pugs tend to be pretty wrinkly, we needed to develop an approach for how to handle them… the above rough and notes were some ideas of ways to handle that particular issue with our pups. 

If you haven’t had the chance, check out the show and see whatcha think. Hopefully it will resonate with families and we’ll get chance to tell more stories with these guys!