oblong face

anonymous asked:

Hi there? How exactly does a braille display work? I've read about them in novels and looked them up, but I'd like to know from someone who uses one in real life. Thank you!

Oh hey hello!!

Okay, Imma try and give the best explanation I can. Hopefully it will make sense.

So first off, you’ve probably already looked up pictures of them but they are generally rectangular in shape and have several buttons on them as well as a row of braille cells across the top or bottom. They are generally like two pounds or something like that and usually come with cases with long straps so you can carry it around like a tiny bag.

First let’s talk about the braille part. You’ve probably noticed that that line of braille cells doesn’t have any actual, feelable (is that a word? It is now) dots on them in pictures and are just a bunch of little wholes in formations of six (well, actually eight but we’ll explain what the extra two dots per cell are for later). This is because there are little pins under those wholes that pop up and down, sort of like those toys you used to play with as a kid where the pins would all shift from one side to another and you could press your hand into one side and the shape of your hand would stick out on the other. These pins are mechanized and will pop up in the proper combinations to represent braille letters and characters when the display is turned on. This is what the “refreshable” part of “refreshable braille display” means. It’s not like writing braille on paper where once you’ve pushed up the dots, they’re permanent and that page is now used. On the display, you can be reading one line of text and then when you push the button to move to the next, the previous set of pins will fall back down and the appropriate ones to form the new set of words will pop up in their place.

Now let’s move to the buttons on the display. The first buttons you’ll probably notice are the eight buttons that are round or oblong on the face of the display, four on the left and four on the right. These are for typing using the format of the Perkins Brailler keys, but when a blind user types with them, the screen will display the print version. There are only six dots in a braille cell, so the inner most six buttons represent each dot of the braille cell, but the extra button on either end of this set of eight round or oblong buttons are for backspace and enter respectively. It’s different from display to display, but the key furthest to the right will be backspace while the key on the far left is enter, or vice versa. You will also find a space bar somewhere toward the bottom of the face of the display.

There are other buttons, too, though. These are also vastly different from display to display, but they are for navigation.

So one thing I hsould have probably mentioned first is that braille displays are bluetooth devices that connect to your phone, tablet, computer, etc to allow you to navigate them in braille. You also must have your device’s screen-reading software enabled to navigate most devices, as the screen-reader is what will allow you to navigate with a cursor nonvisually instead of looking at the screen.

So when you use screen-reading software, it enables you to use the keyboard on computers to navigate or to use touch-screen devices slightly differently than sighted users use them. when using them with a computer, you can usually still use the computer’s keyboard to move the curser around to different text to be displayed on the braille display, but with touch-screen devices, it alters the way you use the device.

Let’s say you are using the smart phone screen reader without a braille display for a moment. You know how when you use a smart phone as a sighted person, you just tap and it activates whatever thing you wanted, such as opening an app you touched or pressing a button or opening the typing text field? As a blind user, this is a lot different because if we just tapped somewhere on the screen without knowing what was in that spot first, it would just do stuff and we wouldn’t know what it was doing. So when you have the screen reader enabled, when you tap somewhere on the screen, the thing you touched is not activated. Instead, you just hear audibly whatever it is you touched. So if you touched the time area on the home screen, you would just hear “3:30 PM,” or if you touchedwhere the messages app was, messages ould not open, and you would just hear “messages.” this enables the blind user to know what is where and know what something is before they activate it. So once you have tapped somewhere and heard what the thing is, you can then either double-tap to activate it (open the app, open the typing text field, select the letter you want to type, etc), or you can swipe your finger across the screen either to the left or right to move to the next thing over and hear what that thing is. But again, this doesn’t activate the thing, just tells you what it is. On screen, there is a little box around whatever you have touched. This box is called a “cursor.”

So when you connect a braille display to a touch screen device running the screen-reading software, you use the device the same way, only instead of HEARING “messages,” you will find “messages” written out on the braille display. But again it doesn’t activate the app or button, just allows you to read what it is.

So now that you know that navigation using a screen reader is primarily done by swiping and such, let’s connect that to those braille display buttons.

In order to make it easier to navigate your device, braille displays often have navigation buttons that allow you do move around the screen just like the screen reader’s touch commands allow you to do. Only, you odn’t have to have one hand readingthe braille and the other hand touching the phone screen. There will be a button to “swipe right” on the display, so when you press it, it moves the screen reader cursor over the next item to the right just as if you swiped to the right using your finger on the screen. So you can use just the buttons on the display to navigate instead of having to have your hands moving between the display and the phone. So that’s what all those other buttons are for. they do lots of things that are hard to explain without teaching you in great detail all of the different things screen reader touch commands can do, but yes. Some displays will actually use a little joy stick in the center for moving around left to right on the screen instead of left and right buttons respectively, and when you press down on the joy stick, it’ll act just like a double-tap on the touch screen and will activate the item you were hovering over and reading.

NOW, let’s finally talk about those two extra dots at the bottom of each braille cell on the part with the string of braille cells. So braille displays not only allow you to read but also to write, as I mentioned the typing keys above. It’ll essentially let you use it like a bluetooth keyboard and use the display buttons to type braille characters that will be translated through the device into print and shown on screen as the print versions. But of course, the display part let’s you read what you are typing, in braille. So say you are typing a text that says “I love your dog.” this text will be displayed on the braille cells on the display. However, notice how for sighted users, there’s a little blinking line at the end of what you’re typing or maybe in the middle of a sentence depending on where you’ve placed it? So braille displays found a way of giving blind users a blinky cursor to show where in the text they are at, too, and that’s where those extra dots at the bottom come in.

We call these extra cursor dots “dot 7 and dot 8,” 7 being the one on the ottom left and 8 being the one on the bottom right under dot 6 (if you don’t know the dot numbers for a standard braille cell, that will come in handy and I suggest googling images of braille cells). But there’s a problem: visually, the blinky line is usually BETWEEN two letters or characters, not directly under just one, right? So braille displays got crafty.

Let’s go back to that text of “I love your dog.” say your blinky cursor is in the middle of the word “dog,” between “d” and “o.” So it’ll look sort of like “d|og.” Now imagine that in one braille cell on the display, the letter “d” is shown on the pins, the legger “o” is shown on the cell directly to the right, and “g” is on the cell directly to the right of that. There isn’t another cell in between “d” and “o,” right? So instead, we put the cursor in those extra dots at thebottom of the cells for “d” and “o.” So on the cell with “d,” dot 8 (the one on the bottom right) will “blink,” so to speak, and in the cell with “o,” dot 7 with “blink,” dot seven being the dot on the bottom left of that cell. So you have two dots from two different cells directly next to each other blinking up and down, signifying that the blinky cursor is between those two cells or letters. It’s very clever and handy.

So anyway, this was probably WAY more in depth and complicated than you ever wanted, but here you go and hopefully it makes sense. XD Feel free to come by with further questions!

klewolf-reb  asked:

Don't you think Kelly Fleming has some features that really look like Dylan's?

Oh yeah, most definitely! They both share similar features with those oblong shaped faces and prominent chins and deep set, squinty eyes.. The two could totally be related siblings without a doubt.. I always felt like she was sort of the female version of Dyl in that shy, gentle, still-waters-run-deep vibe the two embody.. :) 

How-to-Contour Different Face Shapes

By Lynette

Guess what? It is no longer a dream to rock the classic Kim Kardashian’s look. But first you will need to know what face shape you have and from there on learn how to contour to create the perfect contoured look for your face! Find your face shape below and learn how to contour like a pro!

1. Diamond

For diamond face shape,

You need to Contour:

  • More on forehead to make the forehead looks smaller
  • Temples
  • Along your nose
  • Below your cheeks
  • Jaw

Highlight on:

  • Above your brows
  • Under eyes
  • Nose bridge
  • Chins

Apply blusher:

  • Around your cheeks in circular motion


  • A little bit of contour is enough for diamond face shape. 
  • Always highlight and contour in horizontal motion.

2. Heart

For heart shaped face,

You need to contour:

  • More on the sides of your face and forehead to reduce the width of your face.
  • Along the side of your nose

For highlight, remember to:

  • Highlight your under eye in triangle shape to make your face looks more defined
  • Highlight straight from your forehead to the tip of your nose
  • Highlight your chin in square or rectangle shape

Lastly, apply blushers with sweeping motion 

  • Along the top of your cheekbones

3. Oblong

For oblong shaped face,

You need to contour: 

  • On the top of your forehead (Horizontally)
  • Below your cheeks
  • On your jaw (Horizontally)
  • Along the side of your nose

For highlight:

  • Highlight the lower mid of your forehead in diamond shape and all the way down to the end of your nose
  • Highlight your under eyes in inverted triangle shape and join both sides through the space between your nose and lips
  • Highlight your chin horizontally

Lastly, apply blusher: 

  • In circular motion around your cheeks

4. Rectangle

For rectangle shaped face,

You need to contour:

  • More on the side of your jaw to soften the angular jaw face
  • Below your cheeks in half circular motion to make your cheeks look more defined
  • Along the side of your face to the edge of your forehead
  • Along the side of your nose

For Highlight:

  • Make an inverted triangle by drawing it from upper mid of your brows to the tip of your nose
  • Draw an inverted triangle under your eyes and join it at the space between your nose and lips
  • Another inverted triangle at your chin

Lastly, apply blusher:

  • In half circle motion along your cheekbones

5. Pear

For pear shaped face,

You need to contour:

  • More on the side of your jaw to soften your angular face.
  • Along the side of your nose.
  • Sweep it on top of your forehead in horizontal motion.

For highlight,

  • Create a wide diamond shape from both ends of your brows and connect it till the tip of your nose
  • Create wide inverted triangle shape under your eyes and connect it at the space between your nose and lips
  • Along your nose bridge
  • Create a half wide circle at your chin

Lastly, apply blusher:

  • in triangle shape below your cheekbones

6. Oval

For oval shaped face,

You need to contour:

  • Around your forehead
  • Below your cheeks in triangle shape
  • Around your jaw
  • Along the side of your nose

For Highlight:

  • Create a diamond shape at the lower mid of your forehead
  • Create a wide inverted triangle under your eyes
  • Along your nose bridge
  • Create an oval shape at your chin
  • Draw two lines at the lower side of your mouth

Lastly, apply blusher:

  • Along your cheekbones

7. Round

For round shaped face,

You need to contour:

  • More on the sides of your face to the side of your jaw.
  • At the side of your forehead and on your temples.
  • Along the side of your nose.

For Highlight:

  • Create a line at the middle of your forehead
  • Highlight along your nose bridge
  • Create inverted triangles below your eyes and connect it at the space between your nose and lips
  • Create a small inverted triangle at your chin

Lastly, apply blusher:

  • Along your cheeks. 

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anonymous asked:

I liked Dylan's hair in his senior photo, or in the Nate Dykeman morning ritual. I did not like his hair at all in RR, Breakfast Run, or Radioactive Clothing. It DOES look...a little ugh :/

I especially like this length on him best.  Though I also like it when his hair is smooth and long as when he’s dragging on the cigarette in Radioactive Clothing and oh yeah, the pony.  ;)  His face works better with longer hair given the oblong length of his face as it frames and softens his features a bit more. While super short looks refreshingly different on him (as in his drivers licence photo) it tends to makes his ears stick out and his chin more pronounced.  I’m feelin’ him for wanting to grow out his hair against his parents better judgement and his habitual penchant for smoothing out his nature curl for a more smooth, straighter look - which I can relate to myself.  I think Dyl had his own individualistic look he was gravitating towards and mom and dad hounding him to get his hair cut was just.. futile. lol   Dyl was kind of a nineties hippy - one part romantic, flowing curls and the rest, a scraggly, disheveled mess. But, hey, it’s 110% genuine him - a diamond in the rough.  He wasn’t about to give in and assimilate into yet another Columbine clone prep.


It is the supposed art of judging character from facial characteristics.

What is being read:

  • Forehead type and size, occurring wrinkles and their alignment.
  • Eyebrows and eye colour, size, distance between them, and shape.
  • Nose shape and length.
  • Mouth, lips, chin, shape and size.
  • Ears, hair, and face shape.

(Basic) Characteristics & Their meanings

Facial Shape:

  • Round Face - They are known as water-shaped faced people. They have plump and fleshy face. To them, a happy home life is important, they are friendly, people oriented, intuitive, definite values, and hard-working.
  • Oblong Face - The long, thin face is called the wood-shape face. These people may have a muscular or athletic physique. They are thought to be practical, methodical and tend to be a little overworked. They are weighed along with narcissism and may have problematic relationships.
  • Triangular Face - These face types are usually related to a thin body and intellectual persuasion. They are considered to be creative and thought to have a fiery temperament according to the Chinese face readers.
  • Square - They are known as the metal shape face. These people are thought to have an intelligent, analytical and decisive mind. The face shape is associated with an aggressive and dominating nature.
  • Rectangular Face - signals some variety: they tend to dominate but with less force, often they get their way in politics, business, sports, being always balanced, sometimes ambitious, and sometimes melancholic. 
  • Oval - This expresses a character who is somewhat balanced, sweet, charming even, in which case those individuals are often best diplomats, but also able to duplicate, women are often best artists. Sometimes they can be dangerous, but temperamentally are weak, often they are weaker in physical strength, sometimes inactive in exercise and physical activities.


  • Blonde Hair - It shows physical weakness and indifference. They are impressionable. They have strong consciousness, often have great memory, naive, obedient, and seen as youthful.
  • Black Hair - They are often respectful towards others. As they have dark hair, they are seductive. Without curls, the person is melancholic and calm. They can be pessimistic and transmit their dark ideas around. If they have curls, they are joyous and show affection. 
  • Brown Hair - It shows a romantic character, they love travel and are adventurous. These people have a strong character. They often have liberal ideas, but they can be indifferent. They are more hard working than others.
  • Red Hair - (If dark) they are courageous and often dark red-haired people are quarrelsome, skeptical and angry. They possess great physical energy and an almost brutal force. (If bright) they are intelligent, sensitive, and have a lucid spirit. If the hair is silky, it shows a loving nature, lively and passionate. If the skin is white it shows imagination, poetic character, romantic, art and a music lover. (If pale) they are stylish but show a lack of firmness.

A man with a hairy figure is sentimental, he has strength, energy, power, and love sports along with exercises outdoor. A man with no hair is a cunning man, diplomat, clever, he has tact in business, intelligent, and his spirit is dominant.


  • Small Ears - They show honour, manners, and affection. As the earlobe is thicker, the force of lived feelings is increased. Ears too small show shyness and reserve; and if the ears are long and narrow, these qualities increase. Medium ears show energy and determination.
  • Big Ears - If they have a thick earlobe, they show rudeness and materialism. Distanced ears show destructive desire. Vertical ears show strength, courage, energy, and power.
  • Normal Ears - Normal ears are those that do not pass the height above or below the eyebrows and nose. Those whose ears get over the eyebrows appear to have an angry character, vindictive, and even have criminal tendencies.
  • Detached Earlobes - (From the head) they show generosity and free spirit. (If closer to head) these qualities are contrasted. A large distance between the eyes and ears show intellectual capacity and talent.


  • High Brow - These people are very diligent and trained. They reach success.
  • Low & Wide Forehead - It shows an intuitive nature, endowed with natural skill and imagination, and they are spontaneous. They are more interested on impression than the knowledge gained through study.
  • Square Forehead - They are honest, sincere, and straight eyebrows increase these qualities. Loosing forehead shows lack of intelligence.
  • Deep Lined Forehead - (If with wrinkles) they indulge in contemplation and research. (If without lines) they are cold, selfish, sarcastic, and lack empathy. Vertical wrinkles show the power of concentration. 


  • Curved Eyebrows - Mental focus is people-oriented. Personal experiences are significant. 
  • Straight Eyebrows - They strive for facts and details. They only believe if there is evidence.
  • Angled Eyebrows - Control in situation is important. They have good leadership qualities. 


  • Brown Eyes - Brown eyes are all about the Earth qualities of a person, including energy, fertility, endurance, creativity, lots of courage, and grounding. They are not much interested in material gains. They love nature, are spiritual and independent.
  • Black Eyes - Paranormal, mysterious, dark, and thought to have psychic powers.
  • Hazel Eyes - Independent and courageous, they are sensible and empathetic. 
  • Blue Eyes - They are very observant. 
  • Green Eyes - They are spiritual and compassionate.
  • Grey Eyes -They are sensitive and have deep wisdom.


  • Aquiline - It reveals a commanding power, determination and pride. If the nose is narrow it loses these qualities and replace them with a tyrannical character.
  • Straight - It shows patience, kindness, balance, elegance and power to endure,fascination but also cold and indifference, liberal ideas in relation to moral and social conventions.
  • Snub - It shows a tendency to dominance, lack of elegance and behaviour in life, but it can be accompanied by a literary and poetic power.
  • Curved - They are sharp and quarrelsome.


  • Thick - If the lower lip is slightly thicker that person loves to be well received, loving character but undecided. If it also has a split chin it reveals laziness and selfishness.
  • Pursed - They show courage and decisive character. Small lips reveals sometimes a cold and cruel nature.
  • Heart Shaped - Confident and kind.
  • Thin - High intelligence and trickster.

Hello my angels! How are you? I hope you are fine 😊

This is my blog LEANRTOMAKEUP and I’m Valeria ♥

Today’s post will probably be one of the most important one by far. Do you want to know why? Because we will teach you to recognize your face shape. 

But how knowing what your face shape is helps at all?

One of the first things I learnt in my makeup school was recognizing my clients face shape to enhance their natural features this way I could give my work a flawless finish. 

When I started my makeup course I found so complicated to understand this drawings so I understand if you don’t understand the drawings that much  because you can’t really tell what is your face shape. 

However, once you start reading and looking all the face shapes it gets better than ever. 

After you know what your face shape is, applying blush, contouring your face and using highlighter in your cheekbones will be easier than ever. Not only that but you will notice what kind of colors, formulas and techniques suit you the best. 

With that being said, which is my face shape? Starts now!


1. Is my face as wide as it is long with the widest part occurring at the ears? (If yes, you have a ROUND face.)

2. Is my face longer than it is wide? Is it long and slender with a narrow chin or high forehead? (If yes, you have an OBLONG/RECTANGULAR face.)

3. Are my forehead and cheekbones wide but my jaw narrow? (If yes, you have a HEART-shaped face.)

4. Is my forehead the same width as my jaw line and is my jaw prominent? Is my hairline squared? (If yes, you have a SQUARE face.)

5. Is my jaw line wider than my forehead? (If yes, you have a DIAMOND face.)

6. Is my face approximately twice as long as it is wide? Is it only slightly narrower at the jaw than at the temples? Is my hairline rounded? (If yes, then you have an OVAL face.)

Now that you have an idea as to what shape your face is, let’s look at some celebs who share your shape and discuss some of the most flattering hair and makeup things you can do for it. However if you are not sure about your face shape keep reading because I put a more detailed explanation and description about face shapes.


Round face shapes are exactly as they sound- the widest point is across the cheekbones, narrowing some at the forehead and jawline. This face shape is not angular at all, and is wider than the typical oval or oblong face. 

 People sometimes associate round faces with “chubby cheeks”, but that isn’t always the case.  If you have a round face, your cheekbones are just the widest part of your face and your jaw will be curved.  Think of a square face, but with softer angles.

Round face attributes: Full face, round chin, very few clearly defined angles, and prominent cheeks.


The heart shaped face is sometimes called the inverted triangle, particularly if the hairline doesn’t come to a point on the forehead. This face shape is the opposite of the triangle or pear; it is widest at the forehead and it narrows toward the jawline. The jaw is the most narrow area of the face. Again, it may be angular or more rounded.

A person with a heart-shaped face will have a long and pointed jawline, with the chin being the smallest point of their face.  Imagine a triangle flipped upside down on one point.

Heart shape attributes: Narrow, prominent chin, visible cheekbones and wide forehead.


Diamond face shapes are not so common. They are characterized by a narrow forehead and jawline, with the cheekbones being the widest point of the face. The cheekbones are often high and defined on this face shape.

With diamond faces, the goal is to add fullness or texture at the forehead and jawline, and to avoid fullness only at the cheekbone area.

The difference between diamond-shaped faces and heart-shaped faces is the hairline – those with diamond-shaped faces will have a narrower hairline.

Diamond shape attributes: Small chin and forehead, prominent cheekbones and narrow appearance.


The square face and round face are the two most common face shapes. The square face does not narrow much from the cheekbone to the forehead, nor from the cheekbone to the jawline. The square face may also look angular- the jawline may appear sharply-angled at the corners, and even the forehead may be squared off.

If you have a square face, the sides of your face will be straight and your face will be nearly as wide as it is long.  Your jawline is defined, with only a minimal curve.

Square shape attributes: Proportional width and length, broad jaw line and forehead.


This shape tends to be angular, but not always. Rectangles faces are pretty straight, with the cheekbones not any or much wider than the forehead and jawline.

Rectangular faces or “oblong” as it is sometimes called, are similar to oval and square-shaped faces.  The only difference is, the face is longer and less wide. Your forehead, cheeks and jawline should all be pretty much the same width. 

Rectangle attributes: Long and thin, pointy chin, angular features and high forehead.


The oval face shape is considered to be “ideal.” The reason is that oval face shapes are well-balanced, not overly sharp or angular, and not overly rounded or full. 

The oval face shape is widest at the cheekbones, but not by much. It narrows a tiny bit at the jawline and at the forehead. The width of the forehead and the width of the jawline (corner to corner) is nearly equal.

Oval shape attributes: Evenly proportioned, chin narrower than forehead, prominent cheekbones. 

Before ending this post, in my opinion, I disagree with the principle that there is one “ideal” face shape. I genuinely believe that other face shapes- and a whole variety of different features- are truly beautiful.

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Whenever I talk on the phone, I would imagine I was pressing the side of my head into Harvey’s squishy, oblong face. I always thought this was a fleeting fantasy. BUT NOW MY DREAMS ARE A REALITY!!!

I’ve turned my phone into a Harvey head! And thanks to my limited photoshop skills, you can too!