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me, rationally: they’re obviously gonna do the switch like in the original to omage it. also to respect shiro’s wishes.

also me: keith only trusts lance to pilot his lion that’s why he assigns red to him. red is obviously gonna choose lance because she knows how much her son is pining after the guy and she isn’t gonna let this opportunity go away—

I’m just going to dissect why I love the line “As she has done so many times before, she thinks of her friends and prays for sunrise” (Not exact) and just what it implies for Troth as a character.
In TAZ nights, it is mentioned a couple times that Troth has anger issues, and though her monk discipline helps curb some it can flare. Notably, in the most recent episode where she shouts at a guard “Go home and Pray for Sunrise.”

Now, in the latest episode of regular TAZ, the line “As she has done so many times before, she thinks of her friends and prays for sunrise” is an obvious omage to this, but it carries a few other layers of meaning. First, there is the element of how the meaning of it literally hasn’t changed, pray that you live to tomorrow, but the connotation and context have entirely changed. Now it has become a symbol of hope and survival for Troth rather than a threat from internal anger, and seemingly has been for a while due to the “As she has done so many times before” part. Also, I find it emotionally poignant that she has also incorporated her friends into this mantra of survival, and that she still cares for them after so long.

TL:DR Griffin McElroy is a genius in making such significant character development happen in the time that Troth appeared in this episode.

Graves fic recs masterpost

Because i’ve had people asking me for Gradence recs, Graves recs, and I planned on doing a Gramander recs post, and then i’ve fallen into GoldGraves hell, so. Have everything in one go. Please be mindful of the tags present on each of these stories. 

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mitarashiko  asked:

Your conversation with 50cyg makes me want to ask you something~ What do you think Yamato likes the most about Taichi? What is your favorite scene of them?? Do you think they think about the reasons why they two can form omegamon??!! I'm very curious *^*

You know, at first I thought these questions seemed harmless, but when I got to thinking about them…they took me a while to answer lol

I already know these answers are going to be long. So I’m just going to put them under a cut. 

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How to make good character designs?

Character designs have fascinated me for a while now, in that they’re more than just pretty: they convey a lot about a character’s personality and his role in the story.

For today, I thought I ought to pay omage to a series that masters character designs: Voltron. From the first episode, these get you hooked: and it’s not just simple designs either; it’s about color symbolism and connections made between parties and arcs through colors, which I find a feat! So, whithout further ado, I’ll discuss the characters in the order they appear (accent on the 5 main paladins) and what their desins convey.

First off, we have Lance, whose main color is blue: blue jeans, blue hem of the shirt. Now blue symbolises peace and loyality, but it can also be associated with water, which is a form of being free. All if these hypothisis are confirmed by the animated series: Lance is a free and fun spirit (from the way he always keeps his coat open, even if he is cold, to the way he nonchalantly walks), but he’s also one to be trusted. You may argue that if he was so free, he wouldn’t wear a coat: however, he is bound by his insecurities, from which he wants to escape. As such, he is a pillar of Voltron: the leg. One more important aspect of his design is how good he looks, which is a testiment to the fact that he always takes care of outer appearance.

Then we have Hunk: from the first look, we can tell he’s a bit… Round. His chubby aspect conveys his love for food, whereas the orange headband of his means joyfulness. His whole figure is covered in earthy clothes, which make his aspect pleasant and endearing. The favct that he’s chubby and that his main color is yellow (joy) conveys his trustworthy attitude and positive outlook on life. Even so, yellow also means fear, which does indeed characterise Hunk: he’d rather fleet than fight (once again, the chubby figure helps convey this), but he’s there when most needed, being the other leg to Voltron.

Pidge has a very compelling appearance: it’s hard to tell her gender. She looks like a teenage boy who doesn’t care about their looks (unlike Lance), wearing baggy clothes and a messy hairstyle. Her glasses tells us she’s tech-oriented and that she probably prefers the indoors (her clothes aren’t that practical for outdoors). Once you find out she’s a girl, though, her looks starts taking on new meanings: a girl being so negligent about her looks is unique, even more so when she doesn’t even need to wear glasses (she never does when she pilots her lion). It all make sense if you link it to the picture in the first episode: she takes on the look of her brother. Right now, it clicks: her clothes are borrowed, the hairstyle copied: she doesn’t care about looks enough to want to be girly, her family has priority! This is how design can tell us more about a character’s personality than anything else.
Also, note that Pidge’s color is green, symbolizing growth (befitting for her petite stature) and freshness, also a fitting as she is the only female paladin. Another link can be to nature, which often is related to knowledge: Pidge’s definitive thirst.
Another intersting aspect is that Pidge is the only one in the group who doesn’t wear any type of blazer: that’s because she’s honest and always in the open, not hiding anything. When she tries to hide her gender, everyone finds her out, because she is like an open book.

Now come the most intersting designs:

Keith wears layers of clothing, just like his layered personality. He wears a red jacket, symbolizing danger and anger. He does indeed have a quick temper and he is danger (as proben by his past), but it’s interesting that his coat has two yellow stripes, meaning that he can be joyful, just be aware that he can revert to his angry state very fast (shown by the lines surrounded by red).
Another aspect to his design is that underneath the surface, he wears black. This translates to inaccesibility and danger, a hidden, misterious past he won’t show anyone.
The fact that his outfit is so practical and battle-oriented tells a lot about him, too. Moreover, his attitude is one to convey much: he is usually defensive, crossing his hands in front of him as to form a wall. With time, he gets more familiar with the team and slowly drops his guard, only to put it up again after the meeting with the blade of Marmora.
Also, the use of red, an opposing color from the cool, relaxed blue witn its intensity and passion depicts a great rivarly between Lance and Keith. See, we have the couple figured out just from colors!

The last character I want to talk about is Shiro. Now this is a character with a lot of contradictions. His name means white in Japanese (and note it’s the only Japanese name in the whole series), yet he mostly dresses in black. Of course, there’s a reason for that: Much like Keith, Shiro has a past he hides. Unlike the former, though, who doesn’t know what the pasts holds for him, Shiro does. He remembers little by little, realising he is more and more bound to the Golra. Even so, stained with black (which happens to be his color), Shiro is still pure. Maybe only a lock of his hair holds the color white, but his whole soul is pure and Shiro is he one who wants to defeat Golra the most (after Allura, who is whole white). The contrast between black and white in Shiro’s design exteriorises the fight between his inner good self and his Golra bits. But he quickly learns to accept who he is: the fact that he has a Golra arm is meant to convey that.
Here, the color black also tells us hat Shiro is confident and calm (also look at how he always holds himself straight) and how he is the leader. Being the most muscular and well-built one, one look at the group is enough to tell who leads Voltron. His scarred face tells us he’s been through a lot, but he’s always looking forward, as a true leader should.

I now want to turn my attention to the lions, which have the same main color and personality as their paladin: the blue lion is fun and loyal; the yellow line is trustworthy and reliable; the green lion seeks knowledge and is intelligent; the red lion is agil but stubborn and short-tempered; the black lion has no element to relate to, like the others do: he’s a leader and was born from all of them. The color black is what you get when you mix all the other colors, a color able to not be influenced but to influence everything. This is proven by how Shiro works with every member of the group!Despite that, you’ll see that during the opening sequence, the black lion is surrounded by purple and that its interior is the same color.

As we all know, violet is associated with Golra and Zarkon. The Golra empire is filled with shades of red, grey, black and violet, which creates a sense of danger, but also establishes connections with the paladins: Keith’s color is red, and he is half-Golra, whereas the black lion is violet on the inside, since Zarkon was its original paladin. This establishes the bonds Althea used to have with Galra, and also the fact that Shiro has to defeat Zarkon.

Another impressing feat about the design is that the black lion isn’t jut black, but has traces of every color on its design: the red and yellow stripes, the blue and green emblem when formun Voltron.

Another reaccuring color is white, which characterises the paladins and Allura and Coran by representing the good, innocent and faithful side of the battle.

Why I bring this up is because I want to make you realise you subconciously knew it: you knew Keith was more than his appearance, you knew Lance was insecure and you knew Shiro had a dark side. You also knew Voltron fought for the good of the universe, you just had a gut feeling. That gut feeling is induced by good character designs, that make you go: “aha” when rewatching. What makes a good design? It’s foreshadowing. It’s knowing exactly who your characters are and what they have been through and potraing that in a way that isn’t obvious, but subtle.

What makes a character design stand out isn’t only how cool it is, but how fitting it is in the context and how it portrais that character. It may be a contrast like with Shiro or it may hide a weaker persona, like with Lance, it may surround a character with mystery like Keith, or just make him overall likeable, like Hunk or simply give his personality away like Pidge. As long as the desing doesn’t stray from the character’s personality, it’s a good design. Throw in some well thought metaphores and you have yourself a stellar design like Voltron’s.

@bookstvseriesandanimes @paperrabbit13 have I missed or misinterpreted anything?

Foxhole Court shadowmark au

A Foxhole Court au idea which has come back to haunt me, even though I don’t have time to write it because omag. Some spoilers here. V. E. Schwab’s This Savage Song imagines a world where acts of violence give birth to monsters, and leave marks on people’s shadows. So, what would happen if a person’s shadow showed that they were responsible for someone else’s death? What if those marks were only visible to other people who carried them? What if, when Andrew stands in for Aaron to pick Neil up, at the airport, Neil sees that Andrew’s shadowmarked? How careful is Neil about avoiding the sunlight, and when does he notice that Renee is marked too? What happens when Aaron realises that Neil is marked, and how would that change the confrontation with Neil on his birthday? How would Aaron react to Andrew’s mark? It’s sort of like a soulmate mark, only with homicide. I should not find this so appealing, and yet.

LOST HIGHWAY IS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE LIKE FUCK MAN CAN YOU MAKE SOMETHING ANY BETTER. YOUR FILM IS MADE BY DAVID LYNCH AND HAS A SOUNDTRACK BY TRENT FUCKING REZNOR MARILYN MANSON AND RAMMSTEIN. AND THEN YOU PROCEED TO EVOKE MEPHISTOTLE HOWEVER THE FUCKINH FUCK YOU SPELL IT WITH YOUR ARTFULLY CRAFTED DEVIL CHARACTER AND T H E N YOU CREATE A STORY WITH A MORAL CONFLICT BECAUSE OF WHO THE DEVIL SYMBOL SEEMS TO BE SIDING WITH VS. WHO HE ACTUALLY SIDES WITH AND THEN ITS A FUCKING TIME LOOP AND THE HOUSE AND THE BEGINNING OF THE FILM ARE A FUCKING FANTASTIC OMAGE TO THE EXPERIMENTAL FILM MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON BY MAYA DERIN. AND THEN YOU TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE HAVE A CAMEO OF MARILYN AND TWIGGY WHICH PRACTICALLY MADE MY DICK SHOOT INTO NEW FUCKIN DIMENSIONS AND THEN U SHOW PATRICIA ARQUETTES 9/9 TIDDIES LIKE 6 TIMES AND BASICALLY PUT WEIRD BDSM SEX OEH OEH ITS SUCH A GOOD FUCKING MOVIE AND THERE ARE COOL CARS OMG !!!!

TLDR; I AM AN INTELLECT AND ALSO A SLUT

Fire moth vs samurai ant! These are redesigns of old characters of mine, that I threw into a beat-em-up fight scenario. The moth is a boss, and the ant has encountered a bunch of fires set by her throughout the level. It’s omage, all brawlers gotta have at least one boss whose stage is on firelight. It’s a part of my advanced art final. I’d click on it for higher quality.

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MY PRECIOUS PRINCESS ZELDA!!!

I´ve posted like, tons of Link´s fanart, and none of my beloved princess! How can this be?!

So iI decided to jump into Photoshop and pay omage to this beautiful, badass lady!

anonymous asked:

is ur username an omage to ross draws??

Oh my gosh, I never even realized. I just wanted to come up with something involving my name and drawing lol. He’s a great artiest, no doubt but no it’s not.

I’m wondering if I should keep it as corinadraws or change it to, artofcorina ??

Gruvia And Clannad Feelings Overload

I just realized after reading a comment on twitter to the director of the anime, who said they were paying homage to a certain other work in this ep.  

Mashima AND the animation team took it even a step further with the reference to Clannad. The freakin’ flower field is behind them on the board!!!! Remember Ushio running and playing in it when Tomoya took her on that trip?!

Frosch, Gray and Juvia were in front of the flower field!!!

It’s even in the manga too!

I can’t believe I didn’t notice this! How lovely! Wow! Mashima, you not so secret Clannad fan, you! 

So, yeah, lest anyone think the whole “Clannad family” voice actor connection is just a happy coincidence in this scene, I can say for certain now that it absolutely was not, since Mashima put it in there from the start, background included. I’m having so many feelings right now lol! The flower field!!!! What even! ^-^

charlotteleanne  asked:

How do you usually go about picking your palettes? I always find it a struggle to visualise my reference in the colours I want to use which usually holds the omage back :(

Quite often I create palettes beforehand (even if I don’t have any particular painting in mind), so currently I have a whole bunch of images saved that look like this:

or this:

You know, just a bunch of random splatters of colour.

Sometimes I re-use old artworks of mine, just by playing around with them in Photoshop to create some new colour scheme. Like this:

You could try it out, maybe it will help you a bit :)