A year ago today I uploaded the first ever update of Under/Source! :D In commemoration of this event, I will post a random fact or tid-bit about Under/Source over the course of the week.
Here’s your first lil’ fact: The prologue itself was a last minute decision.
Thrilling, I know, but they’ll get better as the week progresses.
Now that that’s out of the way, I want to say a few things.
I want to thank all of you for being here and supporting the comic, it means a HECK of a lot to me. This project of mine is the only thing I’ve ever created in which at least someone has shown any interest at all, and now there are over 1600?? It’s crazy it what it is, and I’m extremely grateful. When I started this, I never thought I’d get very far, and I especially never thought I’d get to meet such cool people. @askzanequestions, @bree-the-potato, @mramazingva, you guys have been AWESOME, I’m still reeling over the fact that you guys want to dub my silly comic! Seriously, you guys are super cool, thank you for being here.
This entire experience has been a heck of a ride for me so far, I went from doing nothing all day everyday, to having to draw a bunch of things every week. I love drawing and I love telling stories, and I’m really glad that I’m able to share this one with you all, and I hope I’ll be able to share more stories in the days to come. ^_^
Hello My Fellow Dekubowl Fans. I’m here with an announcement
As you guys know, I’ve recently come up with the funny concept idea of a Massive Dekubowl story.
“My Harem Academia”
In which Deku is the only male Hero in a world when Quirks are only accessible by women. I just want to take this time to say I’m so happy that you guys love my idea. I didn’t think it would be so well received. Hooray!
But! There’s something even better!
A Fellow Tumblr Friend of mine. Who goes by the name @dangerouslyzanyperson has Created a story based off my idea. How cool is that? I never thought someone would like my idea enough that they’d want to make a story off it.
It’s Called “Alpha Hero” And you can find it on Fanfiction.net
I haven’t read it yet. But considering what we’ve talked about. I have a feeling it’s gonna be amazing. So what I want from YOU guys is to go to FF.net and check out his story. Give him your support, he could use it.
Now naturally, I plan to make my own story for it. It’d be kinda messed up if I didn’t but until then. Check out my friend’s work. I have a feeling you won’t be disappointed.
can you rec me some of your favorite zarry fics??? 👀
this is the kind of thing i love seeing in my ask. 💖 thanks for this anon!!
Okay I cannot list all of them from the top of my head BUT here are a few and I PROMISE TO PUT UP A ZARRY FIC REC POST SOON. (Also, I cannot link them bc Im on mobile.. i cri…)
- DROWNING SHADOWS & WILDEST DREAMS & LOVE IS BLIND (AND DARLING RIGHT NOW I CAN’T SEE YOU) by purpledaisy in ao3 💜 these fics….. i cant even….
- The World Has It’s Shine by leighbot and yendroid this fic is the cutest, fluffiest a/b/o fic ever created. Your cheeks will hurt cause you will literally smile while you read
- it only happens when I dance with you by leighbot is /almost/ equivalent to someone throwing a brick in your face. ITS PAINFUL. And AMAZING AND WELL WRITTEN AND GOD YOU JUST NEED TO READ IT
- BABY BE MINE by STORMDANCER WILL FULFILL YOUR FRATBOY HARRY FANTASIES. Also Phoenix and JOHN HUGHES WANNABE.
- we’re still roaming by catholicschoolgirl fucked me up (but in a cool way) THis is the ultimate enemies to lovers fic i swear
- anything by alnima aka @zarryzouis is bombass. I mean… Love Fern, A Sunday Kind of Love, YOUR LOVE IS A WAITING GAME. THE TRUST ME SERIES. LOVE IN SLOW MOTION. p much go to lex’s ao3 page & READ EVERYTHING SHE WRITES. don’t be fooled by all the fluff! she can hurt you with an angsty fic if she wants to (like YLIAWG rip)
- you also can never go wrong with a grace fic. never. Grace knows how to hurt people, I’m telling you. I cri every time I see the words lucky fuckin ducks. 😭😭 anyway. I encourage yall to read WASH YOU WAY (which btw was recently updated which also btw hurt me) and SLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! and WONT LOOK DOWN and god just go to her ao3 page- thisonegoes
- read NEXT TO MY HEART by romy who’s @lotusandrose who’s JustR in ao3 who’s also the best person in the world 🌼 THIS FIC Is JUST THE BEST. Pining? Angst? Fluff??? THIS FIC
And… i promised i wont rec this bc its on every zarry fic rec BUT a zarry fic rec wont be complete without KEEP. THE. CAR. RUNNING. Just read it and hit me up with an ask after so we could scream
And I have more I promise. I’ll make a whole post of it, I promise ✋🏼
Opinion: Kojima Productions’ logo is actually pretty good
I’m in the middle of a big logo design job, so my mind is very much occupied with that mode of thought right now. I was thinking a lot about trends in graphic design, why they exist and when it’s preferable to fly in the opposite direction, and this got me thinking about the Kojima Productions logo, unveiled last year.
At first glance, it’s an extremely eccentric piece of work that owes almost nothing to the conventional wisdom of modern logo design. Every friend of mine who is super into graphic design thought it was pretty awful, actually. “Is that even a logo?”, someone said. The Nike swoosh is a logo, they said. This is more like… a cool picture someone did. But I like it a lot, so I decided to prod at it a little bit and see if I can put my finger on why I think it works. The image below shows my findings.
Now I’ve looked into it a little bit, I’ve decided it’s actually kind of brilliant. I admire how they’ve managed to have their cake and eat it, here- by creating an image that’s as dense, indulgent and nerdy as their games, while also being totally functional as a modern piece of design.
(Also, if they want to make some t-shirts of this thing I would be down for that, too.)
Why I love Campaign/ Oneshot Podcasts (and you should too)
1. They’re great people.
I met Kat and James at Acadecon 2015 and they were friendly and nice and awesome to meet. You always worry when you meet your heroes but I’m so glad I met them.
2. They taught me that more than a good system to play, a good group of people to play with is vital.
I’m a narrative RPG player so more crunchy systems were intimidating but I’ve seen James (and Kat) play those with just as much fun and Ive started a new group.
3. They’re super approachable and easy to contact. By twitter or email or tumblr, they’re so cool and friendly about it.
4. They taught me: Don’t be afraid to try the new.
Oneshot shows this more and with changing characters and systems I’m now up for a new system, especially if I’ve seen them do it.
5. To love star wars. Star wars Edge was my first and remains my favorite RPG system but star wars wasn’t my fav universe. Now Kat and James and Bacta Basics have taught me to make it home and really to appreciate it.
(To a person who loves writing novels and fanfiction, you can never have to many universes to love.)
6. Because they’re a small startup of a network that I can get behind and support for all these reasons. They have a patreon and me and my husband back them because we love them so much.
I love supporting them and feeling like I’m really doing something. And how they seem to appreciate it makes it so worth it to see them do more cool things.
7. Because their show and all the guests and games they play is always awesome. They get me through the rough days and long drives.
8. Campaign is a running story full of laughs and adventure and has an amazing community behind it. Kat Kuhl has collaboratively made us something her own that’s beautiful.
My husband doesn’t get fanfiction and why I create things in someone else’s world but nothing explains my love of living in another universe more than Campaign.
9. Because Kat Kuhl is my hero. She calls us heroes but she is mine. Working with her best buddy James and doing something like campaign. She’s awesome.
She encouraged me to GM my first game months ago and now I teach new systems and run games regularly to varying groups.
And she’s adorable and I want to be like her. I’m excited and believe that with hard work I can do the awesome things too
** I cannot recommend @campaignpodcast and One Shot more. For the amazing people who run it and star in episodes, the stories and worlds they create and just everything. Everyone needs the Oneshot Podcast Network.
When you ask me my favorite things, we are going to talk about my fav author Brandon Sanderson and the OneShot network of heroes.
Summary: Between the demands of helping the turtles and Splinter relocate and her reinstatement and promotion to investigative reporter at Channel 6, April has barely had time to stop for breath. But when she and Vernon report on the work of a certain Dr. Stockman, it’s his grad student, Irma Langenstein, who catches the interest of the organization that’s been abducting scientists across the city. Fortunately, Irma has more connections than anyone realizes, and Donnie does not take kindly to the abduction of his online gaming partner.
Now, Irma is stuck in an enforced witness protection program in the new lair, there’s a vigilante running around the back streets of New York, and citizens are reporting mysterious lights in the skies above the city. Which is all in a day’s work for the best reporter in NYC.
This project has been a real challenge, but also a great amount of fun. I’m really grateful for the fact that the artist who chose my story, without knowing it was mine, happened to be a good friend who could stand listening to me rant about how the story constantly refused to cooperate. Leah and I ended up challenging each other to create content in a universe outside of our comfort zones, and there was something really comforting about having someone right there with you to bounce ideas off of and to cheer you on. Creating in isolation is a bit like working in a vacuum, and it was really cool to work on a project without feeling quite so alone.
A real challenge indeed! I thought it would be fun to tackle the 2014 turtle designs, and I was surprised (but not disappointed) to find that I had picked out a friend’s story! It’s been hard to illustrate, seeing as that I’m not as familiar with this universe as with others. But I finally got myself to stop worrying and just let whatever came to my head to be drawn. It’s been fun to take Fantasia’s ideas and notes, and see Irma and everyone else come to life not only in words, but in pictures.
The first chapter is below; read the rest at: ff.net | Ao3!
For as long as she could remember, April had known exactly what she wanted to do with her life. Yet, it seemed that with every turn, she was faced with something else forcing her carefully-laid plans off the rails. The fire. Her father. The years of having to take time off school to waitress in order to pay down her debt. Oh, the job at Channel 6 had been a dream come true, until April had realized that all they needed was a pretty face to jump up and down on things. And then, the biggest wrench in the works of all. The chance encounter on the rooftop that had sent her life spiralling out of control.
She never would have thought that spiral could have been the launching pad she needed to turn it all around again, yet here she was. April O’Neil: Investigative Reporter.
hi!! i got an ask from @a-sadistic-celibate-blog-blog about creating a sapphire squad, and it sounded amazing!! i based them off the ruby squad from the show, i just flipped the gems to the other side! i put names in the captions (most are the show names, and some are mine, theyre maybe not the best names but i try!) i hope you like them!! it would be cool to see them fuse with their respective ruby, or turn into a sapphire fusion… but thats for another day!!
Hey everyone! ❤️
I got some very sweet messages warning me about artists copying my Art Nouveau Steven Universe pieces, and I wanted to say this before anything gets heated!
My nouveau gem pieces are based on the work of Alphonse Mucha, a fantastic turn of the century artist who’s work I can’t recommend enough! Mucha’s work has often been parodied in many fandoms, long before I ever made mine. Any SU artist who wants to make a Mucha parody like I did is absolutely allowed!
If you see artists create another Mucha parody within the SU fandom, feel free to send it my way, cause I love cool SU fanart!! But also please be kind to them, and if possible, lean towards the idea that it is probably simply another loving homage to Mucha & these wonderful characters, rather than someone trying to steal from another fandom artist ❤️
Lastly, I really wanted to thank each of you who pmd me about this. The fact that the fandom looks out for it’s artists is wonderful, and I am incredibly touched and grateful. ❤️❤️❤️
sticking “not mine: credit to owner(s)” on your blog or under a piece of work you haven’t made yourself but felt the need to post anyway isn’t valid credit.
what it is is essentially just plastering “this isn’t mine but give me attention for it anyway” on someone elses work and thats not cool, why would you do that?
im saying this because recently i’ve been seeing gifs and art that friends or myself have made being posted on here and elsewhere with that little gem underneath and i honestly don’t appreciate it. making these things for fandoms takes time and effort its done with love and we’re proud of what we create. not only do creators deserve to be acknowledged for what they do but its important to us to see the notes and comments and that people like our work or we lose motivation and create less and that means less content for the fandom.
now i was going to say ‘please source and link back to the original poster’ but no i dont like that either. just don’t repost. just don’t do it. if you get the urge stop yourself and go reblog something nice or learn how to make something yourself. teach yourself! practice! it can be a lot of fun.
basically don’t repost. “not mine: credit to owner(s)” or anything to that effect is not valid credit!!! Please respect the people who make you things to enjoy and reblog instead.
❝ What impresses me most about her is that she has a certain drive and determination that can only come from someone who knows what it’s like to have been down and to have struggled. Eva’s struggle has clearly created a fierce focus in her which is so cool to see and here’s the best part… she’s willin’ to put in the daily hard ass work to achieve and accomplish all of her goals in – and outside of the ring.❞
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Marbling
Alright, so sorry for the extra long post but some of you wanted to see it?
Start off with ½ cup butter, ¼ sugar, and ½ tsp vanilla extract (pure preferably). Beat these together well in a big bowl until it’s light and fluffy. Make sure the butter is at room temperature, as it makes it easier to blend.
Gradually add 1 cup of flour into the mix, once it’s nicely blended. Keep beating the flour into the mixture until it resembles something like this:
Take this dough and roll it into a ball. Gently press it into a 9 inch springform pan (that’s securely closed at the bottom) to make a crust. Keep pressing the dough towards the side, until it fully covers the bottom of the pan. try to even it out so that the baking will be spread evenly throughout the crust.
Bake this at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, until the edges are golden brown and look like this:
Take the pan out to cool.
Beat 4 pkgs of cream cheese (8 oz each), ½ cup sugar, and ½ tsp vanilla extract into a bowl. Cream it well until you can no longer feel/hear the granulated sugar at the bottom of the bowl when you stick your whisk in. Your cream cheese should be at room temp. and soft–but not melting. That curdles your cheesecake.
If you have a double boiler, good for you. If you don’t use a glass, heatproof bowl and a smaller saucepan so that the glass bowl won’t be submerged in the boiling water in the saucepan. You’re going to melt the white chocolate with steam, just google double boiler and you’ll understand.
Chop up 12 oz of BAKER’S white chocolate, and melt it slowly. stir constantly so that it won’t burn, and take it off heat once completely smooth.
Let this chocolate mix cool, while stirring it. It should be very smooth (in the picture there are still unmelted chunks but they will melt with the residual heat). Once slightly cooler, pour the chocolate into the cream cheese batter and blend well.
Add in the eggs, one at a time. After each addition, beat the eggs in on the lowest speed possible and scrape the sides of the bowls once the egg seems to have merged with the batter. Don’t overbeat, you don’t want to incorporate too much air or there will be nasty airpockets in your cheesecake.
Also, make sure to wash your hands after touching eggs, and not to touch the batter with your hand that touched the egg shells. Sure, you’re trying to impress someone, but giving them salmonella isn’t very impressive.
Pour this mixture into the springform cake tin, with your cooled crust fro earlier.
Now this part is optional. Melt dark chocolate (however much you think you will need) with the same technique as how you melted the white chocolate earlier. You can drizzle the melted dark chocolate over the set batter, and then run a butterknife through the batter to create a nice marbling effect. I failed trying to do mine so ignore the ugly appearance.
Tap the man on the counter to get rid of any airbubbles, and to even out the edges. Then, stick it into the oven at 325 F, for about 55 mind to an hour.
Let it cool, then put it into the fridge overnight. If you are like me, I will be garnishing it with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.
How do you typically make ocs? Like, name, basics, and then more into personality and such. (Also this blog seems v cool :> )
Oh my goodness. Making OCs is different for everyone. Usually I have a purpose for making mine. Wether it’s making ocs with a friend that’ll interact, joining an rp group, or even making up your own species and making character out of that. Or even, it just seems like a cool Idea.
Some people start with a name and create someone who looks like they have that name, and some just doodle and go “oh hey they look pretty cool”. (I do that a lot).
However, back stories can be hard if you’re someone like me. For others it comes easy. But I guess, you technically don’t even need a back story. Kyler, for example, is just your average dude. He’s in college and works as a pizza delivery man. That’s it. But Rorik, on the other hand, travels into foreign territories and is multilingual. He plays the ukulele for fun because he’s often alone.
There’s also that ocs can be a way of working things about yourself out. Or even, putting a trait of yourself into the oc can make you feel a little better about yourself. My oc Luca has my social anxiety. When they’re in a big crowd they get really nervous and fidgety, often clinging to whoever they’re with.
Base it off of a show you really like. Shaun is a weapon from soul eater. Or play ideas back and forth with a friend. The more you look at situations to put them in, and the more you consider how they’ll react, can help develop character.
It’s fun. And I hope I didn’t get too derailed from the question
Howdy Yogi! Could you possibly help me ruminate on something? I would like to know possibly why people get annoyed or even territorial about things they like, such as music or television shows; the whole "I liked it before it was cool" attitude that people have is a mystery to me. Why do you think we do that?
Often we take our interests as a form of identity. When someone else shows interest in that same thing, we either feel connected to that person or hostile toward that person. This is because the interest is claimed as “mine.”
People play all sorts of identity games, creating unreal suffering and grasping at an unreal happiness.
It’s not a big deal—so long as you are not one of those people!
“If you desire liberation, But you still say ‘mine,’ If you feel you are the body, You are not a wise man or a seeker. You are simply a man who suffers.” ~ The Ashtavakra Gita