not really a tool at all

I know wearing your ashes all day on ash wednesday is controversial and TBH the anti’s are probably right (”wash your face!!” -jesus) 

BUT I wore mine all day at work this year and one of our new employees saw it and asked me if I went to our local parish etc, and today he asked me which mass I go to and if I’m active in any other church stuff etc, and he said he hasn’t really been going to mass since college and has been thinking “oh I should go back, I should go back” for ages and never done it, so we chatted about those times when you put it off and skipping a week turns into skipping two or three, and why I like to go regularly & all that, and he was like, “I should just do it, maybe I’ll see you on sunday,” so hopefully he does!!

anyway, public displays of church activeness as an evangelization tool, blah blah blah, The New Evangelization, blahblah, it would be nice if my discomfort and awkwardness about having a humongous ash cross on my forehead all day did result in this one guy getting back into his faith practice & coming closer to god again in his life

An attempt at drawing Neopets without actually using the circle tool, ft. @sugarskeith ‘s Klefka (the cutest Snot pet ever) @tax-beast ‘s lil baby potato Cavity and Formidinem’s fabulous new outfit (that @gelertassassin made and I absolutely loved it so I wanted to use it)

You’ll probably want to click it or something to see it better

anonymous asked:

Hi there! Since you've recently been talking about doing pixel art and seem to be enjoying it so much, I've started to get curious about trying it, since I really can't get the detail I want for my characters in traditional art. Could you tell me how you do your art? I mean, like, what program you use and if you go pixel by pixel or what.

sure! i work in paint tool sai and use a canvas of 300x500px w/ a resolution of 300. i use the binary/pixel tool to keep all my brush strokes pixelated, and just kind of go from there!

More pencil tool Cam, she just remembered she’s supposed to make a buncha new II au’s like an ocean one, a cyberpunk one, a glitch one and a horror one. (yes, i have alot no i don’t have an addiction) 

and also have some school to worry about 

also if you wonder i use FireAlpaca to draw all my stuff , it’s completely free and really good

reblog if you like hoof

please reblog my art tho 

Random Headcanon: That Federation vessels in Star Trek seem to experience bizarre malfunctions with such overwhelming frequency isn’t just an artefact of the television serial format. Rather, it’s because the Federation as a culture are a bunch of deranged hyper-neophiles, tooling around in ships packed full of beyond-cutting-edge tech they don’t really understand. Endlessly frustrating if you have to fight them, because they can pull an effectively unlimited number of bullshit space-magic countermeasures out of their arses - but they’re as likely as not to give themselves a lethal five-dimensional wedgie in the process. All those rampant holograms and warp core malfunctions and accidentally-traveling-back-in-time incidents? That doesn’t actually happen to anyone else; it’s literally just Federation vessels that go off the rails like that. And they do so on a fairly regular basis.

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@magigirljane first kis

“to be a witch” falsehoods

there are a lot of misconceptions going around lately on what someone needs to be a witch, i just want to clear some up. 

you do not need:

fancy tools - or any tools at all, really. all you need is yourself and your intent. sure, tools that fit your aesthetic are nice, but you don’t need them. if you have the ability to buy and you want to, there’s no stopping you, but please don’t feel like you have to go out and buy yourself an etsy broom or a cauldron. and don’t stress yourself out over making one either! they are but trappings.

appearance - in witchy aesthetic photos, it’s usually a slim, white girl with long hair. and that lack of a more diverse representation can give the impression that you need to look and be a certain way, but please know it is untrue. it does not matter what your race, weight, hair, or anything looks like. 

aesthetic - you don’t need to dress “like a witch”. a witch can look like anything. if you want to indulge in the black cat, black clothes look, fine, but you don’t need to confine yourself to it if it’s not your thing, you can look like whatever you want to. 

gender - there are some in the community that will fight tooth and nail to make it seem you have to be a cis female to call yourself a witch. don’t listen to those terfs. anyone can be a witch, regardless of gender. male, non-binary, agender, trans, demi, etc. 

black cat - you don’t need a black cat. you don’t need to have a familiar either. those are unique relations that should not be forced to happen

dark, mystical attitude - you don’t need to suddenly start talking like chaucer or put effort into having an air of mystery. you don’t need to be holier than thou, or act like you know it all. witchcraft is a journey that takes time to learn. 

cursing - no, you don’t need to curse. but you don’t need to shame someone for cursing either.

on a spiritual path - witchcraft does not have to be spiritual! you can practice magic without having to worry about being “spiritual enough”, because each craft is unique and deeply personal, you don’t need to force it to be something that you’re not invested in.

religious -  there are many witches that wonder where the power comes from if they don’t call upon a god. the power can come from you. you do not need to devote yourself to a god 

wiccan - wicca is not the only way to do witchcraft, it is only one way of practicing magic. there are many people who think the only way to do witchcraft is to be wiccan, but they are misinformed. if you do not want to work with wiccan influences or traditions, you do not have to. 

initiated - some practices, some traditions, initiation is needed. however, to be a witch in general, you don’t need to go through any ritual to prove yourself one. be wary of those who insist you do, they are often trying to take advantage of new witches. 

straight/cis - some traditions you’ll encounter have homophobic roots/influences. while it is discouraging, you dont have to listen to those, or you can work with others to rework phobic traditions

a “natural” witch -  some people will claim to have “witch’s blood” or “the flame”, meaning witchcraft has been in their families for generations. this does not make them superior or more of a witch than you. anyone who wants to be a witch can, no matter their birth circumstances. 

labelled - a lot of witches label their craft, “herb witch”, “space witch”, “storm witch” etc. you can be as many as you want, or none if it pleases you. you do not need to label your craft however. some people can’t put their craft in a box.

td;lr, you do need:

  • to want to be a witch
  • your intent
  • that’s it! happy casting!

“I thought I was going to work until I died. But they came in and told me that I was too old and that I didn’t know the computer. They thought I was obsolete. If that’s true—then how did I get so far without the computer? I’ve got that computer in my head. I can design the whole process. I can start with a blank sheet of paper and cycle the whole line: the robots, the tooling, everything. That was my life. At night when I go to sleep, I’m still building welding lines. There were only 1800 of us in this town that could do it. And each of us had our own style. People could recognize Norm Szewsky’s work. But you know what happened? They took all 1800 of our brains, and they put them in a computer. So now a guy who don’t know nothing can just press a button, and out comes a clamp. Oh well, I don’t really give a shit. I’m checking out soon.”

nekoma ANBU

isabel’s grandfather is abusive

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Mcreyes Week 6 & 7: Sacrifice and AU

Role/ Age Reversal where Mccree is the Commander of Blackwatch and recruits Reyes from the Soldier Enhancement Program. 

Reyes tries to sacrifice his sleep to stop Mccree from pulling another all nighter writing reports. Mccree doesn’t let him, of course. (The next morning he will find that the giant pile of reports and documents were mysteriously signed by him and a note from Reyes with specific pages to focus on and a summary of each report)

I wanted to make a simple design of Trico with the boy and ended up drawing this design, im willing to make myself a shirt of this since it would look really cool to wear as well as just make a poster or posters for my small convention in the spring time. I waited all 10 years for this game to come out and I’m so glad im able to play it and finish it. Truely a work of art Fumito Ueda has made hopefully he makes more because im craving for more. /p>

Ps: please do not use without permission from me, the artist 

Enjoy :3 

Drawn by me Laundingo (S.R)

Used: Paint tool sai and Cintiq 13 hd

i like to headcanon that Bakugou’s parents work in the hero fashion industry. not sure where exactly, but that’s where i hc that they work

SO NOW… IMAGINE

10 years ago, Aizawa, a new hero only 20 years old, goes to them for customer service b/c he’s looking for a hero tool to help him capture villains. as they’re talking, Mitsuki gets a call that her usual babysitter can’t babysit anymore because they have personal issues and they just don’t have time to babysit anymore. it’s all very last second and it throws a wrench into everything

so while Masaru is asking Aizawa what his quirk is, Mitsuki is freaking out because she really needs a babysitter for her 5 year old son. and as she hears Eraserhead say “Eraser quirk” she has a brilliant idea

she asks Aizawa if he can babysit her son.

Aizawa, at first, tries to turn them down b/c he’s got a job and he probably won’t have time to do something like babysitting. except… well. he DOES want to become a teacher in the next few years. maybe babysitting could give him some first hand experience with this kinda stuff. true, it’s a different age range, but…

Aizawa quirks an eyebrow and decides, yes. this could be a very good learning experience for him. 

and that’s how Aizawa became Bakugou’s babysitter.

(Aizawa has a firsthand view of Bakugou and Izuku’s relationship, too. the second he notices shit going down, he doesn’t let it fly. oh no. he won’t let behavior like that go unpunished. 

Bakugou, angry and frustrated, learns at an early age that he can’t take his anger out on other people for his own problems. he learns at five what he would’ve learned at 15 had Aizawa not been there)

tiny!Tony headcanons

Headcanons focusing on the delightful Protective!Winter Soldier and kid!Tony/deaged!Tony dynamic that needs to be written way more often. You’re welcome.

  • tiny!Tony being absolutely fascinated with the metal arm and treating it like his favourite stuffed animal, always cuddling with it when he needs comfort, petting it, talking with it and insisting it gets goodnight kisses. tiny!Tony’s the only one allowed to touch it because he has The Pout and Bucky never stood a chance. (Seeing an adorable, small child showering his arm with love may or may not help Bucky accept the metal arm as something more than a killer tool HYDRA bestowed on him.)
  • tiny!Tony shocking everyone when he twists his attackers’ right hand to get out of their hold. tiny!Tony then promptly turning around and breaking their left one as well, causing Captain America to ask with a disapproving look if that was really necessary. tiny!Tony not being impressed at all because “everyone is ambidextrous until proven otherwise, don’t you know that?”. (The Winter Soldier standing right behind tiny!Tony, puffed up like the world’s proudest mom because that’s his boy.) (Steve pinching the bridge of his nose in annoyance because no, Clint, leaving an impressionable Tony with a brainwashed assassin does not count as adult supervision.)
  • A concerned Pepper taking tiny!Tony aside and explaining how it’s important for people’s mental health and development to have friends their own ages. tiny!Tony taking her very seriously while simultaneously missing the point completely and immediately setting up playdates for the Winter Soldier at a local retirement home.
  • tiny!Tony being banned from the coms during Avenger missions (he watches them fight safely from inside the Tower of course) because whenever he becomes excited about a trick one of them performs the Winter Soldier gets jealous and pulls an even more showy/dangerous/impressive/reckless move. Nobody is allowed to be tiny!Tony’s Most Awesome Person Ever except for him.
  • tiny!Tony discovering through a gossip magazine that he and Pepper used to be a thing, plus speculation that they’re secretly planning their runaway wedding. tiny!Tony consequently inviting Pepper over and sitting her down to explain in a very grave voice that she’s really pretty and her high heels are scary and she’s awesome with a nerf gun but he can’t marry her despite all that because married people share everything and he won’t share his Bucky. (On a completely unrelated note Steve finds himself locked out of Bucky’s room and on a more memorable occasion the entire Tower with alarming regularity.
  • The team taking their responsibility of caring for tiny!Tony very seriously, including: Bruce child-proofing and Tony-proofing the kitchen, the living quarters and bedrooms, Natasha reading parenting books and traumatising the SHIELD junior agents while she is at it, Sam buying child (genius) appropriate movies, games and toys and Steve working with Pepper on schemes to keep the public from finding out what’s happened. Meanwhile Tony and his assassin babysitter proceeding to start the Most Epic Very Explosive Possibly Last Ever experiment in Tony’s workshop that everyone just assumed JARVIS would put into lockdown…
  • Steve and Sam taking the Winter Soldier (who still has trouble understanding social norms, cues and interactions) aside to delicately explain that tiny!Tony is not to be treated like adult!Tony and how it’s important to account for this difference at all times. The Winter Soldier signalling his understanding and acceptance of the newly adjusted mission parameters, then proceeding to drag a curious tiny!Tony to the armoury to familiarise himself with any and all weapons he can efficiently use with his current size and weight.
  • The Winter Soldier is on babysitter duty, and he knows - Captain Rogers explained it five times - that it’s important for tiny!Tony to tire himself out before bedtime. The Winter Soldier does the obvious, age appropriate thing: he puts tiny!Tony through the average Red Room trainee routine every evening for a couple of hours. Several weeks go by and suddenly the Avengers have to deal with a tiny!Tony ninja. The team is not impressed.
  • Bucky and tiny!Tony being alone at the Tower when something triggers the Winter Soldier. tiny!Tony being completely unaware, not even noticing the change. tiny!Tony taking everything the Winter Soldier does as a game or a joke. Or maybe he thinks this is another one of those In Case You Get Kidnapped training simulations a certain paranoid Bucky has been known to put him through.
On Summoning Demons

Strap in mammals, I need to correct some stupidities about summoning major demons. I’ll lay out a proper procedure in a few easy steps. This isn’t for minor infernals, but so-called “princes of Hell”, as it were. I’ll focus on the Goetic demons.

Step One: Acquire a copy of Ars Goetia (you can get a free PDF online)

Step Two: Record names, sigils, and descriptions of any you want to contact.

Step Three: Throw the rest of Ars Goetia in the garbage and tell it that it’s a very rude poorly behaved book.

Step Four: Inscribe a sigil on whatever you have available. If you happen to have an unused gold tablet laying around I’m sure they’d be flattered, so by all means pull out the dremel tool and get to work. If you’re like the rest of us, pen and paper is fine. If you want to get really fancy, use a consecrated pen or special ink.

Step Five: Cast a circle and so on in whatever fashion suits your tradition. It’s not to protect you from the demon, it’s to screen out discordant energy and interference.

Step Six: Respectfully request their presence and begin conversing. Treat them as one part deity and two parts royalty. Please and thank you. Yes sir/ma’am. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. 

The Goetic demons are GODS. Several of them can be traced to their origins. Asteroth is the Egyptian Astarte. The idea that you can force them to do your bidding, or that you can protect yourself from them, is a joke.

The Goetic concept that they are bound to specific sigils and commands is based on a pact made by King Solomon for a fixed period of time, which has expired. It’s useless now, even if it ever was genuine. They help those who they find worthy, and no one else.

If you are respectful, and they find you worthy, they may choose to help you. If you are unworthy, some of them might just decide to fuck with you. Which would fall under the category of not my problem, so follow my advice at your own risk. Each demon has their own standards and personality. It’s almost like they’re real people (heavy sarcasm). If you want to work with them, treat them as such. If you give a major demon an order, I have zero sympathy for what they may do to you.

I am not recommending that anyone summon demons. For humans it’s really generally not a good idea. you don’t have claws and scales. But if you’re going to do it anyway, try not to make an ass of yourself. Entrails are a bitch to clean out of carpet.

Carry on, and good luck, humans.