one week of design

Today’s Prompts

Tuesday, July 25th ★ Design Showcase

  • #GemsonaTimeskip : Based on the timeskip art meme. Have you redesigned your gemsona over the years, or do you have alternate “poofed” outfits for your gem? Celebrate our fourth annual gemweek with a look into the past!
  • Famethyst : Even gems of the same type vary in size, color and personality. Draw your gemsona meeting their diverse family with all of their glorious variations!
  • Name Drop : Design a gemsona based on a gem mentioned but not shown in the show: Crazy Lace, Biggs, Snowflake, Nephrite, Morganite, and the Cluster.
    Homeworld Gem - Your Diamond is pleased with your work ethic and competence, and has seen fit to reward you with your very own Pearl. Your Pearl is already outfitted to match you and is ready for instruction…
    Crystal Gem Rebel - You’ve been assigned team leader on a mission to recover corrupted gems from the Beta Kindergarten. Will you rise to the occasion, or crack under pressure…?

Haven’t started one of these prompts, but you’d like to? That’s okay! Post them at any time before August 31st and it will be reblogged and featured on this blog. Whether you decide to jump in and get it posted before the day’s end, or you save it for after Gemsona Week- it’s A-OK! Go at your own pace.


Frobin Fortnight 2017 Week 1, Day 3 
Theme: Engineer and Historian 


“Yeah? Hey, what’s that? Looks super.” 

“An ancient design for a flying machine. What do you think?” 

“Hm … well, hate to say it, but this thing couldn’t ever get off the ground.” 


“It doesn’t have the right lift, and it looks too heavy.” 

“What would you recommend to make it get off the ground?” 

“Well, you’d have to change the wing design for sure. The body would have to be smaller and sleeker for better aerodynamics, and it definitely needs a cool face painted on it.” 

“Does the face help it fly?” 

“Yeah, it gives it the power of super, and obviously that helps it do everything better.” 


“So, what’re we waiting for?” 


“Let’s build this thing. Bring that pattern so I can copy it and tweak it!” 

“I’m coming, wait up!” 

senshiofmom  asked:

Top 10 sailor Moon Monster of the week

10. Screaming violin woman (093)

9. Pegasus hits the gym (143)

8. WHAT the ACTUAL HELL (151)

7. An 80s stripper who also happens to be a shoe (106)

6. Me (114)

5. The animation department had a lot of extra pink paint (174)

4. An elephant vacuum cleaner, but like in a sexy way (094)

3. My breasts are two small screaming snowmen (038)

2. Ball Family (132, 140, 146)

1. A straight-up, actual volcano (067)


🍁⭐And here the last part of 🌿“Floraison”🍂, It was at first a challenge, because i never do backgrounds, big illustrations with perspective, indoors design etc… I wanted to add it to my portfolio too, last year. But the first one took me.. like more than one week only for the color, so I choose to take the time to learn, analyse, think etc… and now it’s finish, and I’m happy :) Thank’s again, for your kind words, it’s always motivating !🌟👍👏 and I called the character Yori yeah.


Christian Siriano talks politics on the runway and why he won’t be dressing Melania Trump

  • At New York Fashion Week this February, Christian Siriano was one of the many designers who decided that this time around, politics had a place on their runway. In Siriano’s case, that meant sending a model down the runway wearing a black T-shirt that read “People are people” in bold white script. 
  • It was pointed. It was powerful. And according to Siriano, it was just the right time. “I did think it was the right time,” Siriano said in an interview with Mic

  • “I think what’s happening in our world, and everything out there, there is so much hate. My point wasn’t political, but just that we all need to take a step back and understand that people are people and we need to support one another.” Read more. (4/12/2017 10:20 AM)

  • Snow: Emma, are you OK? What's with all the silly string?
  • Emma: It's spider silk.
  • Snow: What? No it's not. It looks like a Party City exploded in here.
  • Emma: Gideon made a giant spider and it got webbing all over the place.
  • Snow: We had more realistic decorations at the school Halloween party and the children made them.
  • Emma: I tried to fight it but it wrapped me up like a mummy!
  • Snow: The *children*, Emma.
Forgive or Forget

Forgive or Forget
[Sometimes it’s just not possible to forgive and forget │Simon D & Christian Yu]

You were almost embarrassed by the amount of time it took for you to get ready for this fashion event. AOMG were invited to many of the Seoul fashion week events, including the one for some designer you couldn’t even pronounce that you attending now. You posed alongside your long time boyfriend Kiseok as the photographers snapped away. Calling his name and Jay’s name every few moments to grab their attention.

You used to hate being a plus one- This wasn’t who you were. Glam events and photographs were out of your comfort zone. But somewhere between the lovely fitted dress that Jay’s stylist picked out for you and the killer custom boots you were rocking you felt pretty proud of yourself. Besides after three years with Kiseok, these events were a walk in the park.

Kiseok wrapped his arm snuggly around your waist, placing a kiss just below your ear as the shutters continued to go off. You smiled up at him laughed. “What are you doing?”

“I just want everyone to know you’re mine” he chuckled, straightening your necklace before walking you inside the event.

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Day 2 - Family

I probably have to explain this one. Sooo the maids gave Rose some clean clothes after she dirtied her usual garb, and well.. gave her some Royal Family clothes knowing her relationship with Alisha. Rose either didn’t realise the emblem’s there, or doesn’t realise that going around wearing it like that is pretty much screaming ‘I’m with Alisha’. Alisha is surprised, embarrassed and silently pleased to see Rose in it.

Some Rohan pen+pencil doodles I did in class ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ because if linear relations are more important than anything, it is most definitely not Rohan mcfreakin Kishibe

winestainedflannel  asked:

ok i thought of this malec elevator au and it's KILLING ME: magnus and alec ride the same elevator every day at the same time and always see each other and they think the other is super cute but are too shy(or at least alec is) but also they never really have time to say anything bc it's like a 3 second ride so little by little they start talking to each other and their fondness for each other grows and eventually they ask each other out to dinner and it's super cute i'm literally dead

this is so cute im dead too???!!! honestly the best idea. also please forgive me and imagine that a ride from floor twenty to floor one is long enough for them to talk, okay, it’s fiction.

It’s been an endlessly long day and Alec’s ready to just go home and camp out on the couch in his sweats, even though he knows he’s probably going to be dragged to the gym to spar by Jace. He strides into the elevator and tips his head back against the wall, blearily opening his eyes when it dings on the next floor down. 

A man walks in balancing an empty thermos and a notepad in one hand and his laptop and headphones in the other, trying to stuff everything into his leather messenger bag despite having no hands left to do so with. The laptop teeters and begins to fall; Alec springs forward and catches it, but as he looks up to say here you go the words die in his throat as he takes in the other man’s sparkling eyes and soft-looking lips. He’s got red-tipped, styled hair, and the scarf around his neck is doing nothing to protect him from the cold and instead emphasizes the sharp, broad cut of his shoulders and his muscles, the long lines of his torso. 

“Hi, uh.” Alec flounders, handing the laptop back. “Here.” 

“Thank you.” The man smiles at Alec, his eyes crinkling, and Alec can’t help but smile back, wide and genuine. He’s not a friendly person by nature, but something about the brightness of the man, and how beautiful he is, has blown his normal walls away. 

The elevator dings again, and they both smile at each other one more time before they go their separate ways. The thought of the man brings a smile to his face all night. 


It’s close to a week the next time Alec sees him. This time he’s holding a doughnut in his hand as he leaves work, contemplating if he wants to eat it now or maybe save to share with Jace, when the door dings and the man with the red-tipped hair walks in again. Alec looks up in surprise. 

“Nice goatee.” He says before he can help himself, and the man’s eyes widen slightly as he looks at Alec, before a slow smile spreads over his face. 

“Thanks.” He holds a finger up. “You’re the one who rescued my laptop last week - thank you for that, by the way. I would have lost all of my notes for this weeks project if you hadn’t.” 

“It was no problem.” Alec fiddles with the edge of the napkin in his hands as silence falls around them again, the digital display on the wall ticking down the floors from twenty to one. 

“I’m Magnus, by the way.” 

Alec looks up, surprised. Magnus is still looking at him like Alec’s done something unbelievable. 

“Alec.” He says, and the elevator dings for the ground floor. They smile at each other again - Alec hasn’t done this much random smiling for a stranger since he worked as a mall kiosk attendant for one brutal, short-lived week back when he was sixteen - and part ways. 

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Update, darlings!

lol I swear I didn’t abandon all of you! XD
Just wanted to say I’ve been working my ass off with this QingMing Zhong special everyday! Want to thank @ask-peachy-pop @muddledsketches @manny-mg @floralconversesations @ask-nurse-bloodshot and many more lovelies for helping me all this time! I could never finish this emotional tale without you guys! It’s taken months of hard labor, and I swear on my grave it’ll come out as PERFECT as possible. Because that’s the way I roooooll

Also I sadly lost a couple Patreons or so. And I don’t know why, because no one ever gives me feedback or complains XD (I’m FINE with complaining LOL. Please tell me how I’m doing!) But anyway, I’m really sorry that I don’t have much to give. I work constantly to make WingSpiral what it is, and that is the greatest free thing I can reward you all :/ The money I get is the most important thing ever. I’m able to spend it on gifts for the people I love and who have given to me, and take buses to friends so i can have breaks from my apartment and relax :) I’m even saving up now so i can travel someday to Europe and meet some of you! Patreon funds keep me stable financially and kinda mentally, and I want to thank everyone who is still supporting me with it. I know I can’t do much with rewards, but please know Patreon means a lot to me. I’ve been working on brand new Rewards and they’ll take a while but I hope they will satisfy all of you! @askthelunargeneral @asksteelstrings @testerslab @whatacorn @theashfear Are STILL around… And it means the absolute world :( You guys help me LIVE. Literally help me just LIVE.

In conclusion, all is good! I’m still working until 5 am and trying my hardest to make my stories perfect for everyone! Thanks for reading and for caring to stick around. Enjoy my stories, or don’t- they’re really all I’ve got LMAO

((Usual WingSpiral story updates will resume after the special is posted (June 22-25th) woot woot!))

applications now open for the fanauthor workshop!

thank you to everyone who participated in my survey a few months ago about the fanauthor workshop, my (@bettydays) upcoming independent study in which i’ll be leading an MFA-style online workshop specifically for fanauthors. 

unfortunately, due to the constraints of the workshop model, i will only be able to accept a limited number of applicants, which is why i’m running an application process. here’s all the information you’ll need to decide if you’d like to apply, and how to go about applying.

both the workshop and application are free. i am doing this for graduate credit in lieu of a literature seminar this semester. 

what is a workshop?

a creative writing workshop is a round-table style discussion about writing. specifically, you read a peer’s work in advance of the meeting, and then we discuss the piece, offering constructive criticism, while the writer listens and takes notes. prior to the meeting, you also write a letter of critique to the writer.

when and where is the workshop?

the full workshop will begin on September 4, 2017. there will be about a dozen participants, depending on how many applications i receive. ideally we will meet on Sunday evenings around 7 - 9pm EST via Google Hangout, but i am absolutely willing to negotiate meeting times. if you have evenings and/or weekends mostly free, please still consider applying, even if Sundays specifically don’t work for you. you can let me know any constraints you have in the google doc linked below.

why are you doing this?

fanfiction taught me how to write and i have immense respect for it as a genre. i think fanauthors do amazing literary work, and i’d like to take what i’ve learned from my MFA so far and bring it back to the community that fostered my passion for writing. 

moreover, i like talking about writing. like, a lot. i thought it might be pretty fun to get class credit for meeting up with fanpeople once a week to talk about fic.

what would i get out of it?


  • a bunch of new friends
  • constructive criticism on your writing
  • a polished piece of fanfic to post to an AO3 collection
  • (if fall workshop) a polished piece of original fiction to submit for publication or to other workshops
  • a platform in which to ask questions you have about writing, publishing, etc. 
  • more comfort providing feedback to other writers
  • being part of something cool and weird
  • providing input for my craft essay on fanfic as a literary genre, which i plan to publish
  • the satisfaction of helping me become a better teacher

the summer trial workshop

the summer trial workshop will be held the weeks of August 21 and 28 (tentatively). we will meet two or three times for two hours apiece.

you can apply for this if you only want feedback on a short piece of writing, either fanfic or ofic, with a very small group of people. 4-6 participants will be pitching any type of work up to 10k words, and we will meet twice to workshop and go through any bumps in the process. you will read and provide feedback on a total of 3 other pieces, receive crit on one, and fill out a survey at the end giving me feedback on the overall process so i can tweak it for the full semester.

the fall fanauthor workshop

we will meet 14 times over the span of as many weeks starting September 4 (provided i get all the bumps fixed from the trial run), again for approximately 2 hours apiece. during these sessions, we will workshop two pieces and also have a short craft discussion. 

prior to each session, you will have to read both pieces, provide marginal comments in the shared document, and write a short letter of criticism to the author. i anticipate the workload will take approximately 5 hours a week of your time, not including the hours you spend writing your own pieces.

each participant will be workshopped twice. there will be two cycles: one for fanfiction and one for “original” fiction (ofic). 

cycle 1: fanfiction

you will write one fic up to 10k words to share. any ship, any fandom, any content. you must also be willing to read any ship and any fandom. if you have triggers, we can discuss and work out a content warning system as necessary at the beginning of the semester. 

our craft discussions during this cycle will revolve around defining fanfiction as a literary genre. i will be taking this insight and writing a final craft essay at the end of the semester as my independent study final. 

at the end of the semester, you can revise your fanfic piece and we’ll make an AO3 collection of our work. 

cycle 2: original fiction

you will write one piece of ofic up to 10k words to share. this can be anything you want it to be. the goal of this cycle is to workshop a piece of original fiction to either apply to programs/workshops with or submit for publication/writing contests. 

our discussions during this cycle will revolve around the publication process and any other questions that come up. we will also be reading published original pieces of my choosing and discussing them from a craft perspective. 

should i apply?

  • yes, if you:
    • have 5 hours a week to spare this fall and can meet mostly at the designated meeting time one evening per week (it’s ok to miss one or two for emergencies, etc)
    • are over the age of 18
    • want to improve your writing and help your peers improve theirs
    • are interested in discussing writing with like-minded individuals
    • are willing to chat with us via webcam
  • but what if i don’t have a piece of original fiction ready?
    • that’s ok, you’ll have 6 weeks of fanfiction workshopping to prepare an ofic piece
  • but what if i’m not a student?
    • you don’t need to be. the workshop is open to everyone.
  • but what if i don’t want to post to AO3 at the end or submit my original fiction anywhere?
    • that’s okay, it’s completely voluntary.
  • but what if i suck at writing?
    • you don’t. and anyway, the whole point of a workshop is to get better.
  • but what if i write really dark stuff?
    • hey man, so do i. it’s all chill. 
  • but what if english isn’t my first language?
    • apply anyway. usage/grammar errors can be fixed and i won’t be harping on them in the application process. as long as i can understand what’s being written, that’s what counts.
  • but what if–
    • APPLY.

to apply, please fill out this google form. applications are due july 31, 2017.

if you have questions, please feel free to send me an ask