hi can i ask how do you make time to create so many gifs? i barely have time to make one gifset in a week :(
Short answer, I’m really fast and I have a very fast computer!
Instead of giving a long answer though, I thought I’d give a few tips on how I do it, since this is a question I’m asked quite often, so what the hell, I’m gonna share my wisdom :)
The following tips are very useful and will 100% cut your time on photoshop of a significant amount… Though I want to stress on the fact that it’s having a lot of RAM on your computer that’s going to make the real difference on how fast you can be.
How to be faster when you gif:
I’m not sure how important it is to other people, but I’m very organized. When I’m making a gifset, I put the screencaps in different folders for how many gifs I’m making. That’s helpful for several reasons (it’ll be relevant a couple of points down too), but also cause I know how many more scenes I need to capture to complete my gifset, and I directly have a general idea of what the gifset is going to look like.
Related to that, I usually keep on my computer, on a pendrive and on a HDD the screencaps of some of the scene I use the most/I can possibly use in the future. They’re all in different folders, some named by character, some by fandom, some by episode, some by colour. This is very useful cause I don’t have to go and capture them again and again, wasting time. (Say, I gif Tony Stark quite a lot, I have most of his scenes already saved. It saves me A LOT of time!)
I use potplayer for capturing frames. Using that, or whatever app you have (I had kmplayer before) is way faster than using photoshop to do it.
I always capture the screencaps before I open photoshop. I usually keep the 2 phases separated. It’s mostly habit by now, cause my old pc was much slower than the one I have now, and this is especially helpful if you don’t have much RAM, cause as you know, ps runs on RAM, and will eat as much as you give to it. If you have other stuff open at the same time while using ps, it’s gonna make your pc and the whole process really really slow.
Following that, you can actually up the amount of RAM you can dedicate to photoshop! Go on Edit -> Preferences -> Performance! Remember not to overdo it though, especially if you plan on using other apps while you work on pc! I keep mine at 70% (so I have 10gb of ram dedicated to ps, now you see why I’m fast.)
Uploading screencaps as multiple DICOM files is much faster than loading files into stack! The main difference is that you can’t pick and choose which files to load, but you can only load folders (hence my putting everything into folders I said above!)
Now, the best advice that I can give you, the one that will change everything and really make everything so much faster: make actions, use actions!
Seriously! I’m the laziest person you’ll ever going to meet, so I made myself an action for literally EVERYTHING. Why? Cause a lot of the work we do on ps is repetitive and we end up doing the same things over and over for 8, 10, 20 gifs. Making frames from layers, setting the animation delay, resizing, sharpening…. It’s always the same things, but we waste so much time to input all those commands!
I made myself an action for making frames and setting the delay. I have several other actions for resizing in the dimensions I use the most (like I have an action for 268p x 140p, one for 268p x 170p and so on). I have another action for sharpening. That means that the only thing I need to do is hit play and that’s it. In a couple of seconds everything is done and I have the gif ready so I can start the fun part: colouring it.
I don’t know why but it always takes me way less when I use actions than when I have to input those commands by hand. A+++, best thing I ever started doing, would totally recommend you try it!
I don’t have much time myself, love, that’s why I keep everything organized and ready to go, so I can gif on my breaks, and I don’t have to be more frustrated than necessary (and god knows how frustrating colouring can be!)
I have the advantage of having a pc and not a mac, so I can use potplayer directly and not waste any time converting my videos in acceptable formats that quicktime can read (kudos to mac users who spend so much time on that omg how do you do it!)
AHHH I LOVE THIS!!!! Here is #47: “I thought it was a one-night stand…but now we’re married…”
Stiles woke up with a headache and a small groan, eyes adjusting to the sunlight coming from the wall of windows he was facing. It was weird…his and Scotty’s motel room didn’t have a wall of windows let alone a killer view of the Vegas strip.
Oh God this wasn’t the motel.
Stiles suddenly was hyper aware of the body pressed against his back and the arm hooked around his bare chest. He swallowed so hard it hurt as he glanced down to see the sheet barely covering their undoubtedly bare lower halves. Then his eyes caught sight of the body behind him and holy shit he was ninety nine point two percent sure he was sleeping with a GQ model.
He turned his head back to the windows trying to think of a way out of this, except then there was movement and stubble ran across the nape of his neck and there was a hard cock pressed against his ass–
With that he slithered ungracefully out of the man’s grip until he rolled off the bed and took half the sheets with him. There was a groan from the bed when he fell to the floor with a thud, and somehow he managed to hit his funny bone.
“Ow, fuck,” Stiles whined, sitting up to see the GQ model awake and naked in all his very sexy glory. Man for a one night stand he really got lucky, but terribly so he can’t remember a fucking thing.
No more alcohol. Ever.
“Um, hi,” the guy said, face pinched up.
Stiles felt like drooling because man those eyebrows could murder someone, but those green-blue eyes were to die for. Jesus those cheekbones couldn’t be real either, they looked so sharp and angular. This guy is photoshopped for sure.
“Well I’m pretty sad I can’t remember what I would assume to be awesome sex, but this was nice, gotta go,” Stiles blurted out and stood up, wrapping the sheet around his lower half just now noticing the marks all across his torso.
Oh the sex must’ve been amazing.
“No seriously man I gotta go, my best friend is probably worried sick,” Stiles pressed, grabbing his boxers.
“Look dude I don’t know–”
“We have rings on our fingers!” The model blurted out and Stiles paused looking at his hands only to see his ring finger with a gold band on it. His vision spiraled a bit as he stood up on shaky legs. He twisted the band on his finger, slipping it off to look at the rather expensive piece of jewelry. On the inside of the band he read a tiny engraving “drunk married is the best married”.
“I thought it was a one-night stand…but now we’re married…,” he trailed off looking to the other man, stark naked and honestly still looking hotter than the sun. From his toned body to his bunny like teeth that poked from his slightly parted lips.
“I’m Derek,” the guy -Derek- said suddenly.
“Stiles–and yes, it’s a nickname,” he answered, moving to sit on the edge of the bed, still wrapped in the sheet. The silence lingered, sitting between them and festering until Derek pulled off his own ring and looked inside it.
“It’s says “his name his Mieczyslaw”…I think I remember you told me last night when we bought the rings,” Derek said and Stiles paled with a low groan, shoving his face in his hands. He doesn’t know where Scott is, he’s slept with the world’s hottest man alive, and he’s married to said man who knows his atrocity of a first name.
Great. Fucking great.
“I don’t think this is how a honeymoon is supposed to go.”
“What? I heard they were much better than this– I mean most people know their husbands.”
Derek was quiet for a long time after that before finally saying, “…my favorite color is green.”
Stiles couldn’t help the smile that crossed his face.
So two years later at their real wedding the color theme was white and green, both of them wearing the same rings that started this beautiful perfect mess.
i was asked to do a tutorial on how i make my icons by anonymous, so here’s my super easy way of doing it. there’s no major editing or backgrounds simply because i’m super lazy and i prefer the look of clean, bright icons. i’ve only ever used this method on cartoons (voltron. i’ve only ever made voltron icons lol), so i can’t say for sure whether this method would work well with real people. just keep that in mind!
for some examples of what you can make, here’s my icons page.
please like/reblog if you try it out, and feel free to ask me any questions.
I have an intense desire to bop everyone that said that real ink media was just like photoshop because you could “undo” with white gel pen. HA.
Unfortunately here the ink and the paper went all wrong together and even after I left it to dry for an hour, ink smeared everywhere like it was still wet when I went to erase the pencil line. Hence the attempting to cover it up with marker. I actually did clean up around the image in photoshop, but you can still catch some smudges.
Secondly, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to continue Inktober/Inktopia all the way through. I’m voice-to-text making this post now because I’ve severely hurt my shoulder. It’s MUCH better today than two days ago where I couldn’t raise my arm above my waist. The conclusion is that my continuing to overwork it with drawing it is harming it right now but I still have assignments I need to complete for class. I’m basically trying to not move it or stress it beyond that. (Even using a mouse/writing my name hurts) Hopefully it’ll continue to improve and I’ll catch up in the next few days. :/
New MM Blogs..? HELL YES!!<3 SO EXCITED! Hope everything goes well.~ Onto the Ask, How would the RFA+Searan+V(Sorry if that's a lot of people....) React to Finding out MC Is Like a Super Tall, Gorgeous, Curvy Model?~ Thanks!!=^v^=
Can you say “Power Couple”????
Because the two of you will really be unstoppable
For real though, when you first meet him on day 7 he thinks you’re
someone from the agency
Nearly faints when you reveal yourself as MC
“No way… MC? From the chatroom??”
He ascends to another plane lowkey; he’s met an angel and he
wants you to believe it
Does kinda get insecure around you sometimes but for the
most part he just loves loving you
and so many couple photoshoots omg
Oh no, he’s super insecure around you
Seriously, constant feelings of inadequacy
Especially since he’s an inch or two shorter than you, more
when you wear heels
He’s nervous when you take him to one of your photoshoots
All these people are so gorgeous, how could he possibly
You quickly put that to rest when you kiss him hard in front
He’s shook but he’s proud to be yours
He’s used to being around beautiful women, and he’s prone to
So it’s not your beauty that catches his eye
But once he falls in love with you as a person, he can’t
ever stop admiring you
You’re not trashy or artificial like those other women- you
have this natural beauty
And although he can’t blame others for wanting to capture
He does get jealous
More than anything she’s blown away by the combination of
your femininity and confidence
Being Jumin’s assistant taught her to suppress a lot of that
and she really admires it in you
She’s never been one to ogle at “sexy” women in public
But your body is like art to her
Art that rivals even Zen’s
And as far as your business goes, she makes sure to protect
your career as fiercely as she does with Zen’s
She’s your #1 fan now
Your SNS profile gave him a nosebleed
Like with so many other things, Seven has internet stalked
you to hell and back
And he is counting down the days until he can meet you in
He can’t concentrate on his work, trying to imagine how much
of those pictures were photoshopped and how much was natural
So when he does meet you, OH BOY
THAT’S ALL NATURAL
Is even that 쌍꺼풀 real???
Admires you from afar though, just because of the
circumstances of your meeting
He doesn’t really have a standard for traditional beauty
But even he can see that you’re drop-dead gorgeous
This man’s emotions are very complicated and so are his
feelings towards you
On the one hand he wants to indulge in you and your beauty
And fuck your brains out
But on the other hand he feels very strongly that he doesn’t
The result is that he spoils you senseless
To him, you are a piece of fine art and you need to be
treated that way
Holy shit does he treat you like a princess
He’s got the dough so he uses it you buy you nice things
And, of course, he is always always asking to take pictures
You’re by far his favorite model
And he always goes with you to other photoshoots
He likes chatting it up with the other photographers- a lot
of them are even his friends
a lot of the time i find myself in a rp whit a shit load of potential, but dying for no reason. everyone has a lot of muse, everyone is saying how they “hate how this is dying like how can this be happening”, everyone obviously logged on, yet there are only a couple people who dare to actually attempt to keep it alive. i wish i can say this has only happened once but lately i find myself in this position a lot, and by all the complaining in the rpt tags i know i am not alone on this. so, i decided to make a little rp helpers guide or whatever cause some people obviously need this.
so here is:
8 TIPS ON HOW TO ATTEMPT TO KEEP A RP ALIVE
don’t complain about the rp dying
i always see this and it always gets on my nerves. i’m not talking about those who post a starter and in the tags say “where is everyone at?” cause even though there is some complaining involved in that, they are still doing more to try to keep it alive, actually posting a starter. i’m talking those who are obviously on the dash cause you see them post an ooc saying “this is dying i’m so sad :( :( :( “. that is not being active, thats just complaining, and being annoying (well a least for me. and if you really were so sad you would actually do something about it, maybe reply to a starter, then make one of your own, or something. DON’TBE THE COMPLAINER, THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
2. don’t blame the admins
although it is an admins job to run a rp, rarely is it ever actually an admins fault that a rp dies. keep in mind that along with running it, they also have parts in the rp, and like all of us do, they have lives outside the internet. if the main isn’t active for a day or two, so what? that doesn’t mean that the rp is dead, it means that the admins may have something else in their lives going on, or maybe even, that are participating in the rp, and doing their part to keep it alive?
3. don’t only reblog muse shit
in the past year or so, muse blogs have really made a difference in the rpc. now, we have a place to find things that can relate to our character, or a plot that they currently have with another character, and reblog them, giving people more of an in-depth sense of our chracters, from more then just statistics or a bio. i would be lying is i didn’t admit my love for this, cause it truly has made a difference. but, i cannot tell you how many times i have seen a rp slowly dying and there is that one person or in some cases, multiple people, who you know are on the dash, cause they are reblogging stuff, but instead of reblogging starters and replies, they are reblogging musings, or pictures. has this ever happened to you? you post a starter, and you worked hard on it, thinking of starters that are original is pretty hard, but you finally do it. how ever long after you see that little one thing on the tumblr refresh thing, telling you that there is something new on the dash. excited, you go, click on that refresh button, and when your dash reloads, its a quote, a picture, a gif set, something along those lines. now knowing someone is on the dash, you wait for that response, but it never comes. instead, your starter gets buried. #stopburyingstarterswithmusingshit2016. i’m not saying stop reblogging muse shit, please, if i did, that would make me a hypocrite. but mayb,e while your on the dash, and you happen to see a reply, or you happen to see a starter, or you see how no ones made a new starter in a day or two, why not make make posting actual rp stuff your priority?
4. do be active
this one is kind of a given, but i fee. as though lately, some people need a reminder. in order to keep a rp alive, you must simply be active! i know, i know, its hard to if no one else is on the dash, but, if your not gonna be the one to break the dead rp ice with a starter, then who is? what i have found out over my time in the rpc is that activity is almost like a chain reaction. most of us are on at the same time, or at least once a day, yet for some reason everyone seems scared to post a starter, or even a reply, no one wants to be first. its like at a buffet or something, no one wants to be first in line, yet everyone wants to eat. so what can you do? be the first in line! start the activity up again! when it seems as though no ones on the dash, who cares? just post a starter, and reply to your other replies, and i’m sure the rest of the rp will start to be active again.
5. if you don’t have muse, either try to get some or just leave the rp
i know some of us get very attached to some of our characters, and feel as though we can play them forever, yet, there always those times where are use just isn’t as high as it was before. it happens to the best of us. but, that doesn’t really give you an excuse to just abandon the rp. in my eyes, there are two ways to go about solving this problem. 1) you take a day or two, make an ooc saying that you just need a day or two but you promise to come back soon, let the admins know, and take that day or two, and try to develop your muse again. whether is that just taking that time to be off the dash, in the real world, looking through muse blogs, making photoshop shit for them, plotting with more people, i don’t know! but if you want to stay in the rp, with muse, i recommend doing this. 2) if you have attempted this last step and it just didn’t work, or you really just want out of the rp, just leave then. simple! i’m sure all the admins would understand, plus, i’m sure there is someone out there who will be more then happy to fill your role in the rp with whatever muse they have.
6. don’t ignore starters
this may seem like common sense, but i have seen this happen way too many times, where someone pot a starter, and then the complainer comes on, or the muse reblog person, orrr those people who mean well, do replies, but just for some reason don’t reply to start starter, instead make one of their own. part of keeping an rp active is being inclusive! sure, that person may not be your favorite, or you just don’t get their chara, or your muses don’t get along well, so what? if you want to keep the rp alive, your going to have to include everyone, thats just how it goes.
this one may seem like it should only be reserved for the admins, but it is not! promoting the rp to your friends or the rpc, either by talking about it, posting a link on your aim updates, posting a link to it on your rph/rpc, reblogging a main promote post on your rpt/rph, the list is endless. this way, your friends can join, people you met on aim yet don’t talk to anymore for whatever reason can jojn, those who are too lazy to go through the tags and just look at the rpt or rph tag for some reason can join, anyone can really!
8. try to get online
i know we all have outside lives from the rpc, but joining a rp, you are making a commitment to stay active. if something happens and you need some time off, thats when you ask the admins for a hiatus, and i’m sure they will understand and let you have some time off. but, if you find yourself bored, the dash slow, why not get involved, be active!
i know i’m going to get a message or two once i post this saying “ugh this is so annoying, this is all common sense blah blah blah,” but, lately from my own experience and from what i have seen people complaining about on the tags, i feel as though people need this reminder. also if majority of the rpc follows these tips, i’m sure rps would last a solid amount of time, and people can stop complaining. also, if anyone has any more tips, feel free to reblog and add them, or message me them!
First of all, your art is fantastic! Second of all, you are extremely talented when it comes to drawing and I'm really envious. Do you have any tips for drawing backgrounds by chance? Every time I draw them, it's a mess ^^'
thank you! <3
well for backgrounds I almost always have a reference (whether it actually ends up looking like the reference is a different matter but it doesn’t have to anyway) The reference is just my guideline to get started and for colour reference because even if I had an image for the background in my head, I just can’t keep it for hours before my eyes..
ok but anyway. If you have your picture reference ready, roughly mark on your canvas what goes where
then I usually just roughly block in the colours to get a feel for the composition in general (I like trying out different textured brushed for that cause why not)
and from there on I just keep adding details until it starts to look like something
also: never underestimate the power of colour correction!! Whether you go in and add some colour splotches on an extra layer and set it on overlay or use the colour balance tool in photoshop to tweak it doesn’t matter but I really recommend messing around with it!
(Oh! and check the values! you know, make sure the contrast in the front is higher than in the back! You can turn it black and white real quick to check)
(see? much prettier)
btw these screenshots were from my speedpaint here if you wanna watch that too
about/request: Can you possibly do something where werenski does something that really hurts you (find out he cheated/ your relationship started as a bet) and you end up crying and he has to make it up to you
authors note: super cliche but i haven’t written anything close to a ‘relationship as a bet’ thing in a while so i tried my hand at it again. i hope you like it!! i’m also sorry there isn’t much of a him making it up to you part because i got really into my strong, independent woman feelings woops
The house was silent, was quiet, was void of all sounds and because of that it was a glorious slice of heaven in the middle of a maddening city. With no effort left, Clarke tossed the mail on the counter to be checked later, dropped her bag in the middle of the floor, opened her empty cabinets only to close it against disinterestedly before trudging down the hall and flopping face first and star-fished straight into her big, fluffy, wondrously perfect bed.
She wasn’t sure what time it was, and for a bit, without at least a little effort, she wasn’t positive which time zone she even inhabited at the moment, but none of that mattered. She had time, she had the day to herself, and she had glorious plans to suffocate in sheets and never move.
prompt inspired by watching mtvs catfish: human au where alec and magnus meet in person for the first time after talking online for months and both were worried about being catfished because there is no way someone that perfect could be real
Anon, I need you to know that even though it’s taken me approximately 6000 years to answer this, I’ve been thinking about this AU ever since you sent it, and I’m obsessed. Bless you for this.
Alec can’t tell if he’s overdressed, or underdressed, but he’s definitely… incorrectly-dressed. The website had made it look like an average coffee shop, but as soon as he walks in the door, he can tell that it’s actually a cafe. There are paintings and sculptures and pastries that look more complicated than the sculptures and everyone is drinking out of either fine china or cheap mason jars and everyone has a… thing. A vibe. Everyone’s vibe is wildly different, but they’re all equally distinct.
And Alec’s just in nice jeans and a button-up, like some sort of ordinary person. This is not a coffee shop for ordinary people. He is clearly not in the target demographic of this establishment And he can’t tell if that makes him more or less nervous about this whole damn thing. He looks around, trying to take all of it in, but more importantly, trying to-
Oh. There he is.
There’s a little two-person booth tucked away in the corner by all the sculptures. And Magnus is tucked away in one side of it, ignoring a little teapot and matching cup sitting on the table in favor of scrolling through his phone. And…
And he looks like that. He really looks like that. In reality. In person. Alec had sort of assumed it was like a… persona. A social media presence, used to promote his business, maintain his brand. Alec assumed no one could actually look like that without a team of professionals. Stylists and photographers and probably some heavy photoshop use. But… no. He looks like that. In a real-world setting. He’s real.
But that just makes Alec even more terrified as he walks over to the booth. Because that means that Magnus really is this and that means there is no goddamn reason he could possibly be interested in a date with Alec. Alec doesn’t have any connections, any influence, any money. Even if this is a scam (which it has to be, right?), there’s no reason for Alec to be the target. If Magnus is into stealing social security numbers, surely he’d be able to attract a more lucrative number than Alec’s, with a face like that… and a body like that… and just, him.
Magnus looks up when Alec is a few feet away. He catches Alec’s eye, and he-
He does a little double-take. Looks back down at his phone, then snaps his gaze back at Alec. Eyes a little wide. And after a moment, he smiles (and jesus fuck, Alec almost has to hold onto the table for support). He sets down his phone, and rests his elbows on the table. “Look at that. You are real.”
Alec opens his mouth. And closes it. And opens it again. He can’t quite remember… words. What words are. “Huh?”
Magnus ducks his head, puts a hand to his cheek. “Sorry. I know it’s bit rude, but… you know how the internet works.” His smile gets a little wider, a little lopsided (and a lot more adorable). “The odds of actually finding someone as-” He presses his lips together, then laughs a bit. At himself, like he’s embarrassed. “Well. Someone like you.” He shrugs, still smiling. “The realist in me was convinced this must be some sort of scam.” He wrinkles his nose. “I realize now that that was a bit ridiculous of me.”
Alec’s mouth is hanging open. He can’t close it. His jaw moves a bit. A noise comes out of his throat, but it sure as hell isn’t coherent. But eventually, he laughs. Quiet, and awkward. “No, I get that.”
-send me a character or pairing, and a prompt, and I’ll write a short fic for you!-
sports: was on the table tennis team until their funding was cut
clubs: campus journal - he critics music albums and reports on student activities (sports, musicians, events)
seungkwan is pretty well known on campus because he’s interviewed just about e v e r y o n e
anyone who heads a team or a club or organized a fundraiser/bake sale whatever like seungkwan has emailed them to talk about their activities
and like his enthusiasm isn’t matched by anyone else in the major, like seungkwan will do the most to get a story and he’s never shy of approaching people or getting them to share what they know and like he’s a complete PERFECTIONIST when it comes to reporting because not a single thing can be a lie, he has to report exactly what he knows
and sometimes this can get on people’s nerves and people always whisper behind his back about his over-the-top nature but seungkwan could literally care less
sometimes seungcheol or hoshi will hear someone say something and they’ll be like “cheer up seungkwan, they’re just being assholes!” and seungkwan, whose eating with one hand and taking notes from one of his interviews with the other is just like “hmm? they said something? i didn’t even have time to hear them.”
and like his true passion is writing musical critique because aside from being a journalist, he’s also a practiced singer and even minors in vocal performance
and every time the journal comes out the music section is the longest because seungkwan is passionate and yes he totally reviewed vernon’s secret mixtape and that one cover song jeonghan put up on his soundcloud and when both people found out their names were in the journal they were like sEUNGKWA N and he was just like
“listen i gave you pretty decent scores, you should have seen how i tore about this other album-” and they’re like oh my god
and seungkwan has sent in a couple formal pieces to local magazines and things like that and he’s really hoping for an internship soon because just writing for the campus journal isn’t too big of a deal
especially considering the fact that almost every time someone joins the journal - they like drop it a semester in because the work that you actually have to put in is a L O T
the editor in chief also is like seungkwan maybe you shouldn’t,,,,be so hard on the newcomers you kinda scare them away
and seungkwan is like “just because i told ken his fiction piece about flying squirrels wasn’t that good doesn’t mean im being hard on people. it was a story about flying squirrels you guys.”
and the thing is seungkwan really does love his major and he really loves the act of reporting, of hearing people talk about things they love or things they hate, and being able to share that small snippet with the rest of the campus through his words - like that impact is the reason he’s so obsessed with putting out only perfect work
and so when the campus directors send the journal a letter about how if it doesn’t find new members it’s sure to lose its funding, seungkwan is beyond devastated
buT MAN DOES IT RILE HIM UP AND He’s LIKE GUYS WE GOTTA MAKE FLYERS
and everyone’s like “seungkwan that’s not gonna even wo-” and seungkwan’s already opening up photoshop and being like “comic sans would be a good font, but let’s be real helvetica is more classy.”
and that is actually how you meet intense journalist seungkwan, through some flyers and im not saying he hands you a flyer and politely introduces you to the student journal
im talking you’re running down the hall to the printing room and seungkwan is holding a wobbly pile of 100 flyers that all say PLEASE SAVE OUR SCHOOL JOURNAL on them
and once you two collide all those flyers come down like rain around you
and you’re hfowskdf oh my god im SORRY and seungkwan doesn’t even answer you he’s like “the flyers, pick up the flyers, the flyers, we’re ruined, the flyers, flyers, flyers, fLYeRS” and you’re like
watching him try to gather everything with panicky hands
and you know you were running because you had to print something super fast because you were in class but you can’t leave him like this so you start helping him pick up the flyers and he doesn’t even notice
until you two are both out of breath, sweaty, each holding a crooked pile of papers and you’re like “here!!! sorry again, i hope none are ruined!!”
and he’s like “oh-” because he didn’t notice you were helping him he got too caught up
and then,,,like you two thought it was over riGHt but all at once it’s the end of classes and before you know it there’s a stampede of like students coming from this way and that and you and seungkwan are caught in the middle and their are elbows being pushed into you and peoples backpacks swinging at you
and seungkwan wobbles and once again….the papers going flying
except this time you guys cant hurry to pick them up, instead they’re stepped on and tore apart by people trying to get the hell out of the building
and when you look up at seungkwan you can see the Utter Defeat in his eyes and like you feel so bad that that just happened and you’re like
“,,,,,,,,im so sorry.” and he just sighs and as the crowd disperses he walks over to the wall and slides down against it and is like “it’s fine, it was a stupid idea anyway. who on campus even looks at flyers anymore?” and you’re like ): because like you’re not friends with seungkwan, but you know who he is and you’re like
“i assume the flyers are about the journal?? is it closing??” and seungkwan explains that they’re gonna lose their funding if they don’t get more members and you’re like oh,,,,,im sorry
and he just shrugs and he’s like “it’s not like anyone reads that journal anyway.” and you’re like “i read it!! i especially like the music page, all your stuff is so in-depth and not half assed.” and seungkwan suddenly gets a hint of happiness on his face
and he’s like “really??” and you’re like “yeah!!! i even checked out that cover your friend did…..jeonghan? you wrote about it and when i listened to it, it was so relaxing!!”
and suddenly seungkwan perks up and he’s like “if you think jeonghan hyung sings well, you should listen to-”
and long story short you don’t ever print your thing and instead you end up talking for some time with seungkwan until once again he’s like “i really don’t know what to do about the journal.” and you’re like “i could try to join??;” and seungkwan thanks you for the sentiment but one new member probably won’t appease the school
and so you’re both standing there with frowns on your faces and seungkwan is like
“it’s funny but i used to wish that someone in the journal would finally ask to write an article about me,,,,don’t you think that’s kind of selfish?” and he’s trying to laugh it off but you see that he’s faking and you’re like
“wait? are you also a musician?” and seungkwan bites back his lip and shakes his head
and he’s like “my sister and i both sang a lot when we were younger so i took up vocal performance as my minor because i like it a lot. i wouldn’t say im a musician, but ……it’d be nice to have someone acknowledge it once in awhile.”
and he like starts to get up and you’re like “wait.” and he’s like ??
and you scramble to your feet as well and you’re like “let me do it. let me write something on you as a singer, at least for this last issue.”
seungkwan kind of looks at you flabbergasted and he’s like ????? do?????do you know what you’re signing up for???
and you’re like “hEY look midterms are over for the most part and aside from stuff i have to do for myself, i could devote some time to this. especially if it means a lot to you.”
and seungkwan for a second stares at you as if he still can’t believe you’re offering to do this
but then he takes your hand in his and is like “well, finally we’ll have another persons opinion in the music section!”
and you’re like giggling but you’re also like “just tell me a time when you’re free so i can hear you sing.” and seungkwan’s like here give me your number so i can contact you
it’s cute seungkwan’s background is the famous singer junsu and you’re like “oh” and seungkwan’s like LISTEN he’s my idol,,,,,,,, and his eyes get all sparkly it’s adorable
but yeah you give him your number and you’re like “ill look forward to it and ill do my best!!”
and then you figure out holy shit your class is over, you never printed your thing time to run and see if the teacher still hung around for office hours
and like as you make your way down the hall, seungkwan holds his phone and he can’t help but finally feel a little better about everything
and as he watches you disappear around the corner he reminds himself that he owes you a thank you when this is all over
and so a week passes and seungkwan texts you finally to meet him in the performance center on campus and he’s like “i booked one of the recording rooms!!” and you’re like cool let’s go
and like to be honest you’re sitting on the other side of the glass with your notebook out to maybe take notes like ??? really you don’t know what you’re doing here you’ve never written a review but you’re not like worried
but then, seungkwan who seems so shy putting on the headphones and adjusting the mic
like when he starts to sing the pen you’re holding literally drops from your hand because his voice???????
it’s the voice of a real Angel
and from the moment he starts to the last second of the lyrics, you can’t help but just be completely wrapped up in his voice
and when he asks you what you thought of it you can only try to snap yourself out of it and ask him
“did you play a recording into the microphone? was that really you?”
and seungkwan puts a hand over his mouth to laugh and he’s like WHAT is up with your facial expression you look so confused
and you’re like “seungkwan, seriously why aren’t you a singer? why are you in college? why aren’t you selling albums with your face on the cover holy hell you sing better than anyone ive ever heard before???”
and seungkwan shrugs and he’s like “nahh, it’s just a hobby.” and you’re like if i had a hobby that i was THAT good at. i wouldn’t be here. i’d be trying to get jyp or sm to notice me hoyl HELL
and seungkwan comes out and he asks if you took any notes or have any criticisms and you’re like
“criticisms? this review im going to write is literally going to be like : BOO SEUNGKWAN OF THE JOURNALIST MAJORS HAS THE VOICE OF GOD”
and again seungkwan is just laughing because wow you’re so silly he’s not that good but like a sense of pride swells in him because no one’s really ever praised him so much like this before
and like he asks if you’d like to listen to him some more and you’re like yes please!!!
and it’s amazing he has such a good range and he even says he’s written his own original lyrics
and you two spend a good 6 hours in their together until one of the professors needs the recording room to teach and as you’re walking back onto campus you’re like
“seungkwan, what if……..you busk?” and he’s like “on campus?” and you’re like “sure, or even better like in the city? like whats a day you don’t have classes or club we could go out and set up in a park or somewhere and you could sing and maybe if we do it a couple of times we could scrap up some many for the journal???”
and seungkwan brightens up instantly and he’s like !!! that’d be so cool and you’re like right??
and you two start basically jumping up and down in excitement just talking about it and seungkwans like “maybe i could ask my friend joshua to come out and play guitar too??” and you’re clapping your hands like yes!!!! that’d be amazing
and seungkwan is like “you’re a genius, we should have thought of this SOONER” and you’re like ok ok text joshua and see when he’s free and then tell me so we can plan more
and it’s like really adorable because you and seungkwan, who met literally a week ago are talking like you’ve been friends for ages
and you get so happy at the thought of being able to help him and he gets so excited being able to share what he loves with you
and maybe neither of you know it yet but listen, this is the beginning of CRUSHES
and when seungkwan asks if you’re free tomorrow after 4 because joshua can come out then you’re like yes!!
the next day you’re leaving your dorm and your roommates like woAH you look so cute - going on a date? and you’re like huh??? no?? why does it look like i put in effort? and your roommates just like (—–: yes it does. is it for a bo-
and you’re like BYE GOING NOW
and you meetup with seungkwan and joshua near the subway station off campus and joshua introduces himself and when he turns to seungkwan he’s like
“your significant other is really sweet, why didn’t you introduce them to me before?”
and seungkwan is like “oh they’re not - we’re not -”
and you’re like YEAH we’re nOT
and joshua is like oh?????? really???? it’s just the way seungkwan was talking about you made it seem-
and seungkwan like jumps up to cover joshua’s mouth like HAHAAH so funny hyung let’s get on the subway
and you don’t notice it but joshua nudges you closer to seungkwan while you guys are squished on the seats on your way to the city
and seungkwan holds you steady when you get up to get off and the train jerks
and the whole time joshua’s looking off to the side like he’s on the office with the mOST SMUG EXPRESSION
because you two are all cute and innocent, just like a young couple in love and you don’t even KNOW IT
and like once you get to the park you help joshua and seungkwan set up and you guys use joshua’s guitar case as a way to collect money and you’re basically in charge of attracting peoples attention so you run around asking people to gather around seungkwan because !!! hey hEY the best vocalist is about to perform
and like you give seungkwan a thumbs up after you manage to get like 15-20 people to come around
and when he starts to sing along with joshua’s guitar you can see the shock on the faces of the audience
and people even start getting their phones out to record
and sooner or later that crowd of 20 turns to a crowd of even more
and seungkwan is such a natural people person like in between songs he asks the people if they’re resting well after work and if they’ve eaten
and it’s like watching a soloists performance, he’s so professional and good
and people even ask if he has albums or a site where they could listen to him sing like a youtube or something
and seungkwan is like !! im not that great- but seriously everyone is complimenting him
and seeing him light up with happiness and bow in thankfulness it makes your heart beat with joy,,,but also
the smile on seungkwan’s face,,,,,,,it gets you so,,,,,,,soft
like you want to protect that smile forever
on your way back you count all the loose change and bills and you’re like it’s over a hundred dollars and seungkwan is like WHAT NO WAY and joshua’s like “im not surprised, you sounded really good seungkwan”
and you’re like “i told you!!! you’re so talented and lovely - people are bound to like you!!”
and seungkwan looks at you and he’s like,,,,, “lovely?”
and you kind of turn pink and stutter and you’re like “yEAH you know like idols,,,,,,,,,,very lovely your look,,,,,,you look approachable and nice and,,,,,”
and seungkwan is like “oh! you just mean im nice!” and you’re like mHMM!!! and joshua is like PFFT UHUH OK
and so you accompany seungkwan a couple of more times when he goes out to busk
and by the end of the semester you’re sure you’ve raised enough for the journal to fund itself just a bit longer without having to get new members
and seungkwan is like “it’s time for our next issue to come out!!” and you’re like “can you wait to see what i wrote on you?” and he’s like HONESTLY NO
and so when the copies get made, seungkwan rushes to see and he’s like
“why isn’t your piece in the review section, it’s just my review of vernon’s mixtape - where is -”
and you’re like “silly, look at the cover!!”
and seungkwan flips it back over and he sees that on the cover it’s a photo of him singing in the park, a photo you took and he’s like “wh-”
and he sees that the main story that was printed is about how his performances helped save the journal
and it’s written by you (with help from the journals members who all love seungkwan too) and it’s literally just you praising his hardwork and humbleness
and ask seungkwan reads it you see him stop at the last line
“….and somehow, this all made me fall in love with him.”
and he looks up at you and he’s like
“is it true?”
and you can only looks to the side sheepishly like,,,,,,, “reporters shouldn’t lie? right?”
and seungkwan literally just puts the journal down and takes you by the waist and kisses you and you’re like oH!!
but it doesn’t stop there he’s just kissing you on your temple and your cheeks and your nose
and you’re like seungkwAN THE other MEMBERs of the JOURNAl Are WATHCING
and he’s like OOPS but it’s cute they’re like “we’ll leave you two to it ^^”
and seungkwan is just like,,,,,, “i don’t know how or why i got lucky enough to meet someone like you who wanted to help me right from the get go, but god im so so so thankful”
and you’re like “im thankful too, to have meet someone so talented and passionate. you have the capacity to do anything seungkwan. really.”
and you two are looking into each others eyes and he leans in and he’s like
“right now, i want to use all that capacity to kiss you again.”
AND LIKE you two are the cutest thing ever seungkwan is so proud of dating you and he shows it off all the time
like literally a minute after he sends his mom an excited message about how he thinks he’s found the person of his dreams
he also mails her a copy of the journal as always and he’s like “here, do you wanna talk to my mom when i call her???” and you’re like isNT IT TOO early to talk to her like this,,, and seungkwan is like “no no she’ll love you i know it because i love you.”
and the journal is up and running ok and tbh seungkwan’s busking on campus has kind of made it pretty popular like more people are coming to meetings and submitting writing or songs
and you even join but not really as a reporter but more as like an editor every now and then
and you’re the only person seungkwan trusts to show drafts too
and like you’re his number one hype squad like you’re always like seungkwan your writing is so good, your singing is so good, your face is SO GOOD
and seungkwan’s like ‘i know my face is good because you keep kissing it’ and you’re like YOU’RE RIGHT
that background photo of junsu on his phone is replaced with a photo of you when you fell asleep on his shoulder after you two were coming in from the city after he busked
and one day he actually writes a song for you
and performs it for the first time outside on the campus quad
and when he sings your name you literally fall to your knees with your face in your hands and like seungcheol and joshua and vernon and jeonghan are all elbowing you like AYEEE and it’s cute
seungkwan serenades you when you’re a little pouty with him and you’re like STOP we’re in the cafeteria and he’s just in his sing-song voice like “i don’t care~~~ i love you~~~~”
sarcastically told jun off that one time he tried to ask you to get coffee with him since seungkwan was busy writing for the journal and literally it was like this;
seungkwan: if i had to do a review on your hair jun, i’d give it a bacon sticker because it’s so greasy.”
it hurt jun and he held a grudge for quite a while
as he is with reporting and singing, seungkwan is a perfectionist in dating
and sometimes it’s a bit too much because if he takes you on a date and something goes wrong he blames himself and you’re like “baby, we don’t have to go see that movie. we can just go to the arcade.” and seungkwan’s like bUT i know you wanted to see that movie and you just pinch his cheeks and tell him that yes, but you also wanna kick his butt at dance dance revolution and that gets him fired up
you didn’t believe he was good at table tennis until you guys finally had a match and he won even though you guys played like 12 matches and you’re like seungkwan is their anything you’re not good at
seungkwan; hmmm im not good at resisting you?
depending on if you like to sing or not you and seungkwan do a duet during his busking one time and an elderly couple is just like “you two should hurry up and get married!!”
and you’re like blushing but seungkwan is like “my ideal wedding would be getting married on the beach at jeju, are you cool with that?”
I have no idea what possessed me to write this, I apologize.
“Stop giggling,” Liam huffed out, trying to stifle his own laugh.
“Stop being ridiculous,” Zayn countered, still laughing, his tongue pressed behind his teeth, cheeks rising, laugh lines across his face.
“Come on Zed, let me take your photo,” he tried to convince his boyfriend for what seemed like the hundredth time in the last few minutes.
“You have enough pictures of me,” Zayn said, swatting Liam’s hands away as he started to make a grabbing gesture. “There’s enough pictures of me on the internet and this house.”
“Your Versace pictures deserve better,” Liam replied, dropping his hands and getting serious. “We’re supposed to believe someone who loved you took those photos. Please, my nan could’ve done better. Let me do it. You still have the clothes and I have wicked skills on my iPhone. Add a seductive filter or something.”
Zayn sighed and leaned his head against the back of the couch he was currently sitting on. The Versace photos were a tad abysmal, he looked great which was always a plus. But, the photos didn’t show off him or the clothes properly. His people and Versace didn’t seem to care, as long as they got a cut of the profits. It had bothered him for some time now, this was supposed to be a huge fashion campaign and it was being treated like a child showcasing their hobby. Newsflash, the child needed to find a new hobby. For the last ten minutes Liam was now trying to convince him to have their own fashion shoot, mostly to just cheer Zayn up.
“Please,” Liam begged, pushing out his bottom lip in an adorable pout that always got to Zayn.
Zayn lazily traced Liam’s bottom lip with his thumb, humming when Liam grazed the digit with his teeth. “Fi-fine.”
Liam immediately beamed with excitement, jumping off the couch. “I love you. You won’t regret this.”
Ten minutes later Zayn was standing in one of their numerous closets, pulling out the specific clothes he wore for the Versus campaign. Liam was doing something outside in the garden, only telling Zayn to hurry up before they lost the daylight. Zayn undressed in the middle of the room, pulling on a pair of black jeans and a leather coat. Liam wanted to be as authentic as possible, copying each look Zayn wore in the campaign photos. After he was properly dressed he checked out his hair quickly in the mirror, letting it out of the tie he had holding it together on the top of his head. He shook his head to let the hair fall where it pleased and walked towards their garden. Once outside he just observed Liam who was running back and forth setting things up, Watson running right behind him thinking it was a game. A boisterous laugh leaving Zayn’s mouth alerted Liam to his presence.
“Beautiful,” Liam declared after getting a good look at Zayn. “Let me get this terror back inside and we’ll begin. Stand by the tree and I’ll be right with you babe.”
Liam dragged Watson back into the home by his collar as he whined the entire time, disappointed that play time was already over. He made sure the door was closed securely to make sure none of their other dogs decided to crash the party. He walked to where Zayn stood by the tree and adjusted the jacket he was wearing, not saying a word. He kneeled down to adjust the jeans and smiled up at Zayn, wiggling his eyebrows as seductively as possible. Zayn just shook his head and laughed, he was dating a toddler stuck in a grown mans body, but he loved him anyway. Liam stood back up and slowly walked backwards, taking his iPhone out of his back pocket. He pressed a few button on his phone, just nodding his head the entire time.
“Okay, just act natural,” Liam instructed.
“Cause this is natural,” Zayn scoffed. “An impromptu photo shoot in me garden.”
“Quiet on set!” Liam barked out his direction. “We’re gonna lose the sun if you don’t pipe down.”
With another shake of his head Zayn got silent and just let Liam shoot away, only moving when instructed. He knew never to interrupt when Liam got into his creative zone. He trusted him, trusted that he wasn’t going to make him look foolish. Zayn knew that the photos were going to showcase him in a way he’d want. After twenty minutes in front of the tree he was told to put on a shirt and go into the bedroom for their next location. Once he was changed again he walked into their room as Liam was fixing the blinds, making the room as dark as possible. He had no idea what Liam’s plans were but he just went with it. Liam instructed him to lay on the bed, leaning up on just one elbow. Like before, Zayn just went with whatever Liam told him to do because he trusted him and his odd vision. After a few shots were takien as he leaned on his elbow he was told to move up towards the headboard to capture a more relaxed feeling. Whatever.
“Are these even coming out okay?” Zayn finally asked once they wrapped their second set of shots.
“Babe, you’re doing amazing,” Liam told him honestly, cradling his cheek in his palm. “They should’ve used me for the shoot. Now go put on the white outfit and meet me in the bathroom.”
Zayn sighed and shook his head once more. “You’re relentless.”
“Love you too,” he replied. “Now hurry.”
The last shoot lasted another fifteen minutes with Liam having Zayn sit in the tub as he took the photos. It was all a tad bizarre but hopefully Liam knew what he was doing and what his vision for this whole nonsense shoot was. After the shoot was completed Liam wouldn’t let Zayn see the photos until he was changed and back in their bedroom. Liam grabbed his laptop and his USB port and sat on the bed, working his magic and waiting for Zayn to change. Once Zayn got back in the room Liam was still silent, clicking away on his computer.
“Done?” Zayn asked, crawling into the bed.
“Shh,” Liam silenced him, never looking up from the screen in front of him. “Almost.”
“So secretive,” Zayn joked, trying to look over Liam’s shoulder at the laptop, but he just kept moving it away from prying eyes.
Zayn sighed indignantly as he waited, even though he really had no idea what he was really waiting for, but Liam told him to wait. He grabbed his phone off the nightstand and played a game or two of solitaire, losing each time, to take his mind off the wait. Liam kept tapping away at his keyboard, clicking the mouse a few times to probably seem busier than he actually was. It was slowly driving Zayn crazy. He wanted to know what Liam was doing, especially with some of the more seductive photos he took on the bed and in the tub. Those pictures were not allowed to leave this home and no one else but the two of them were allowed to see them. He could just imagine the joke Louis would make at his expense if he saw them. Like Louis hadn’t done something similar with Harry after he cut his hair recently.
“Done,” Liam declared proudly, shifting his laptop over from his lap to the empty spot between them.
“Li-Liam,” Zayn gasped in awe. He looked between the laptop and Liam a few times, making sure his eyes weren’t playing tricks on him. The photos looks incredible, especially after Liam used his impressive photoshop skills. They looked way more professional that his supposed professional ones. He didn’t look foolish, he looked like a proper high fashion model. “Wow.”
“You like them?” Liam asked timidly, his top teeth chewing at his bottom lip. “I-I tried to make them look as professional as an iPhone can make them.”
“These are amazing,” he spoke in a hushed voice, his fingers ghosting over the screen. Touching to make sure it was really real, that he wasn’t imaging what was right in front of him. “They look, they look beautiful.”
“The photographer loves you,” Liam argued, smiling his wide smile. “Thinking about sending them anonymously to Versace, show them how good you truly are in front of the camera.”
“Don’t you dare,” he snorted, playfully hitting Liam’s arm.
“Fine,” Liam gave him. “Maybe I’ll make these our Christmas cards, send them out to our friends and family. Our mum’s would get a kick outta them.”
“Sure Liam,” he pacified him, knowing never to rile Liam up when he went on one of his many tangents, not matter where the tangent took him. “And the more provocative shots? Where are those going?”
“I’m blowing them up and putting them around the house,” he teased, laughing as Zayn’s eyes grew wider in shock and horror.
“I’m not kidding,” he replied, clicking the mouse to show Zayn the photos. “Babe, can you imagine them around the house? Over the bed? Maybe the tub?”
“I’m not going to win this fight,” he gave in with a sharp exhale. “You’re lucky I love you Liam James Payne.”
“I know,” he laughed gladly accepting a kiss from the love of his life and his lifelong muse in all things creative.
This tutorial is for advanced Photoshop users that bring up quite a lot free time and have The Sims 3 installed on
their computers. The skylines are being created by sticking screenshots
from Sims 3 worlds together and warping that into a globe. Because of
this, you could also use other games with cool landscapes or real life
photos, but it probably won’t fit to the Sims 2 artstyle.
I just want you to know this took me so long because this was like asking me “Top favorite times I breathed”. How do you choose the top 5 photos of someone who has served so many Lewks™? And then as I was picking a fruit snack out of my bra (its still good), it dawned on me: “Go back to the beginning. Go back to Fetus Zayn.”
This photo is extremely aspirational, because it reminds us that even at a young age, we can still strive to serve Vogue editorial-worthy looks from a Best Western conference room in East Bumblefuck.
Since the moon is probably a hologram anyway, I would very much like this photo to replace it. At first you wonder why Zehn’s taking the time to properly blow dry and style a wig (and of course he’d use the right attachment, because if you think his wig is gonna have frizz OH BUDDY)
but then I saw this
and realized he was just making sure his wig was party ready, like you do.
This is some Sears Portrait Studio realness, and one of the earliest known appearances of Zayn’s Blue Steel:
Graphic Design is Zehn’s Passion™ (AND ALSO NO ONE IS BETTER AT ZAYN THEN PHOTOSHOP I DONT EVEN CARE LOOK AT THIS HE MADE HIS OWN MANIP)
I would like to believe Zayn enlisted one of his younger sisters to be photographer for this extremely important photo, which entailed 2 hours and 45 minutes of Zehn yelling “AHM GUHNNA LOOK DIS WEH AHND DEN YEW TEK THEH PHOTOAH FOH FOOK’S SEK DOHN’T TOUCH MUH STUFF”
This photo was taken the moment after someone told Zayn they wash their face with Dial hand soap. “They duhn even knoah how dryin’ thaht is,” Zayn whispers to himself in disbelief. “Wuht kind of peasant farm field trihp did muh mum sign meh uhp foah?”