once was human

BODY ELECTRIC VII // masterlist

A/N: Two body electrics in one week bc why not? Planning on having like three more parts for this little fic, so thank you all for reading! I appreciate the support and, as always, enjoy and feedback is welcomed! [previous parts]

Warning: None (it may seem like there’s going to be NSFW but there isn’t)

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Out of the many years of you feeling so alone, you never expected the person who made you be alone to give you company. If you had told your past self that Kylo Ren, your once nightmare in human form, would give you the attention you craved, you would’ve laughed in your face. Out of all people, the one person who made you feel the slightest of happy was the man who once took your happiness from you.

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Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.

Marwa Rakha, The Poison Tree

waiting for the day to come

I might start using Xros Wars! Peri to illustrate how I currently feel :3c *imtotallydeadandtiredicanteventypeproperlynoridkwhatimdoingugh* but probably she was just planning a new strategy to overcome the Death Generals or something~

anonymous asked:

Hey there! Do you have any tips for drawing humans? I don't seem to get the faces quite right. Or any "special" poses. I just draw them over and over in the same poses with the same face and urgh.. it's so difficult. What did you do to get so good? Did you do any character studys or drew persons in random poses? What did you do?

creative use and study of references! the human body is like an insanely complicated machine. you’re not going to know how to build it unless you consider each part individually.

it takes practice to make dynamic poses actually give the feel you want

you can tell in 2013 the pose looks stiff and somewhat unnatural, even though the proportions are technically correct. it just doesn’t really hit the mark. in the piece i did last night, the proportions aren’t actually that superb, but it has a way stronger execution.

if you study how others do their work, it definitely helps, too. trying out their techniques to practice will help meld together what you’re already doing, and finding comfortable ways to do new techniques. 

do lots of figure drawing, but don’t pretend you know what you’re looking at! look at the human body as shapes, and translate the rough edges into the imperfect lines that they are

as far as Same Face Issue, this can be changed really easily! this can be fixed by focusing on: chin shape, hairline, and nose

i made a little example to show that with the same base, i can build chuck and the swaingels and still give them unique features

now just do that a million times over! i think last year i did around 500 pieces. you’ll feel crappy, because even after 20, you might not see huge leaps and bounds. you’ll start to grasp it better after time!

  • Sebastian: It's weird that humans pay money to see other humans.
  • Ciel: Are you talking about prostitution, the theater, or train tickets?
  • Sebastian: Glasses.

Fujio Akatsuka was a noted fan of Charlie Chaplin. The balance of madcap physical comedy alternating with character-driven pathos is definitely something both their works have in common. Akatsuka wasn’t exactly shy about taking cues from Chaplin, either: for instance, Bakabon’s Dad is known to have been based on Chaplin’s Little Tramp character. 

In the Osomatsu-kun franchise, the clearest Chaplin callback is probably the manga chapter “Iyami, Alone in the Wind”, an Edo-period retelling of City Lights. 

But I think there’s another big one: not in any particular chapter, but across the whole series. 

See, in the fluid continuity of the comics, Chibita goes through a lot of parents depending on what the gag calls for at the time. His parental figures have included Dekapan, Santa Claus, and…, er, nobody. But if there’s one relationship that recurs consistently across the whole franchise, it’s gotta be Iyami and Chibita!

There’s something compelling about the idea of a sly but charming hobo becoming an unwilling surrogate father-figure to an abandoned little boy, who then helps him commit various scams and petty crimes.

Their whole dynamic is, I would argue, is an ongoing retelling of Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent movie The Kid. In this 1921 feature, Chaplin’s Little Tramp character is… well, a sly but charming hobo who becomes an unwilling surrogate father-figure to an abandoned little boy, who then helps him commit various scams and petty crimes!

So, was Chaplin ultimately the source of inspiration for this unforgettable duo? Admittedly there’s not much I can do to substantiate this theory beyond a general hunch, but hey… It’s food for thought at least.