outfit for the environment

PSA

I’ve seen quite a few posts going around advertising cheap items from sites like banggood, aliexpress, and other wholesale sites that have really cheap prices and come from Asian countries. I want to let you all know, please please do not buy from there or reblog those posts! I know the items are super cute, but how they were made definitely is not. The workers are mostly women and children, and they are forced to sew and assemble until their hands bleed. The women work such long harsh hours that they either have to make their children work too or send them away and not see them for years. All the while, they get paid next to nothing. There have been several cases where the buildings these people work in have shown visible signs that they are near collapsement such as cracks up the walls, and the workers are forced to contuine working anyway, and the building eventually collapses, killing everyone inside. Not only this, but workers who try to unionize and get better working conditions are killed. This is only part of it, there are huge environmental impacts as well. So please, please, do not buy from these stores!! If you’d like to learn more, watch the documentary the true cost on Netflix. warning, it can be graphic at times.

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I’m late to the party due to Vancon, but oh, lookie –

13x03 Dean is wearing the exact same outfit from 9x06 - solid blue and black shirt/layers. Black = grief, sadness, depression; Blue = (in relation to Dean) Cas.

The one significant difference: Dean’s jacket. It’s trenchcoat Cas-coded (Dean channeling Cas via clothes - a recurring pattern on the show i.e. his 12x18 suit, Cas-coded tie, collared plaid after sleeping with a Cas-replacement waitress for the very last time). 


Also 

  • Berens penned both 9x06 and 13x03.
  • Jody and Missouri are present in 13x03
  • possible psychic readings (Dean as querent - exposition of his feelings/bargaining-depression-acceptance stages via tarot cards)
  • A Dean and Jody scene was filmed at a Gas n Sip.

What am I trying to say here? 

They’re using the past narrative to reinforce the present (bring subtext to text) aka building blocks!

9x06 was Destiel-infused – Pine tree air fresheners, “Big O”, Sun logo = Cas, the romantic dating tropes, the Buffy and Tony Manero/Annette parallels, the fanfiction gap, Misha acting like a jilted lover = Dean overall pining and taking Cas on a date because he missed him post-Bunker kick out. 

Well, I hope the audience gets some sort of explicit visual/vocal acknowledgement from Dean or an EXPOSITION regarding Dean’s feelings (remember the number 3? “Big reveal” pattern) where a comparison between 9x06 and 13x03 is made. 

9x06: Cas wasn’t dead but human vs. 13x03: Cas is perma-dead. In both episodes, Cas’ absence (profoundly) affects Dean.

@thetwistedwillow and I suggested – what if the Gas n Sip cashier reminds Dean of Cas? Perhaps Dean actually buys something, then his grief induces overlapping 9x06 flashbacks of Cas behind the counter. What if we observe him sifting through his 9x06 memories? What if Dean and Jody have an expositional talk? 

Ah, the possibilities!

I’m not saying they WILL do these things, but considering the matching outfits, environment, and circumstances, there’s a chance we’ll see a 9x06 reference when 13x03 airs.

*flails*

@sactownbrowns3 @amwritingmeta @tinkdw @weathergirl83 @magnificent-winged-beast @daughter-of-the-rain-and-snow

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Here’s all the fun style notes I did for @animatorsammy​ for our Animate-A-Grump Segment, along with the outfit/environment guide that I sent out to all the the animators on the project. I went a little overboard for a 12 second segment but it was really fun to try to explain how I do caricatures of these two, and Sammy really wanted to nail down my style! You can watch the finished product here:

3.3.2017 Yuri on Ice - “Enjoy Figure Skate 100x More”

with Kubo-sensei, Toyonaga Toshiyuki (Yuuri’s VA), Shunichi Toki (Leo’s VA), Yuutarou Honjou (Guang Hong’s VA), Miyamoto Kenji, & Suzuki Akiko 


*My Japanese is not the greatest, so whatever I post here may be inaccurate or missing some parts because I didn’t understand everything. You have been warned! 

The event started off with a short audio drama of Yuuri waking up and finding himself in a classroom, clearly confused. Leo and Guang Hong pop up and note that they had homework to do. Their assignment was to study about ice skating and there will be a final exam next week. Yuuri didn’t know about any of this and worries (me too Yuuri, me too).  

Next, Toyonaga, Sunichi and Yuutarou came on stage wearing gakurans, while Kubo-sensei had a seifuku on and was carrying an ita bag! I was surprised to learn that Yuutarou is only 20 years old and a 2nd year college student! He remarked that the last time he wore a gakuran was 2 years ago (i.e. back in high school). Toyonaga tried to recall his last time wearing a gakuran, but gave up LOL. After, Miyamoto and Suzuki walked on dressed in regular clothing, but still stylish. 

The lecture was divided into 4 parts:

1) I believe they talked about inspiration from real-life skaters. At first, they discussed foreign skaters like Denis Ten, Evgeni Plushenko, Stephane Lambiel, Johnny Weir, Patrick Chan, Nathan Chen, Brian Joubert, and Javier Fernandez. Japanese skaters were also brought in, like Takahashi Daisuke, Uno Shoma, and Yuzuru Hanyu. 

2) In this section, the cast discussed figure skating choreography and expression. Miyamoto explained how he came up with his choreography for Yuuri’s Eros and Yurio’s Agape. For Eros, Miyamoto wanted to emphasize the body and its movement by having the hands be closer to the body, like sliding them down one’s sides. He noted that it gives a sexy feeling haha. On the other hand, Agape was choreographed oppositely by having the hands and arms more distanced from the body and paired with fluid, graceful movements. Suzuki demonstrated how even changing the fingers/hand’s position slightly can give off a different vibe. They also brought out a real-life version of Yuuri’s FS outfit and it was GORGEOUS. SO SPARKLY. I WANT. Here they wanted to demonstrate how even the costume design is important in emphasizing the overall feel of a skate program. Miyamoto receives inspiration for his choreography from animal shapes, such as a bird’s wing or a fish’s fin. (Can’t help but think of Seunggil’s parrot outfit now…) As for Suzuki, she gets inspired by her environment and natural scenery. 

3) Here, I think it was about the relationship between the skater and their coach but I’m not too sure. Communication between these individuals is important, and as an example of coach-skater behavior, they showed a clip of Viktor backhugging Yuuri before his SP. It’s funny how almost everytime Yuuri/Viktor/Viktuuri moment appears on screen, they show Toyonaga’s face LOL. Anyway, Suzuki was asked about what things she says to her coach and vice versa before she skates. She said that she says ittekimasu and her coach replies with itterasshai (so cute!). 

4) Lastly, we learned about jumps! Suzuki explained the difference between a loop, flip, lutz, and axel. Basically it boils down to which side you do the take-off and the skate’s inside/outside edge (not sure if this is 100% correct!). The VAs were so cute attempting to do the jumps >//< After they were quizzed by being shown a clip and having to guess what jump it was. Shunichi’s was probably the hardest because his question was a combination jump lol. 

In the end, we took one final look at Yuuri’s FS and also watched Yuzuru’s SP. All the cast members gave their last words and thanks. The ending was so cute because the “lecture” Yuuri had was just a dream and he ends up late for practice with Viktor in real life. (So he woke up from a dream inside of a dream….inception, anyone?) 

If you made it this far, thank you so much for reading and please stay tuned for any new posts I make about YOI events! (=⌒▽⌒=)

^ Goods sold at the event 


^ The pamphlet/id cards they give you + stickers I bought 

Games

So I recently started Samurai love ballad: party and I have to say, SO ADDICTED OH DEAR LORD! xD My good friend has been making me a fan of it’s characters for ages, so when I finally picked it up, as you can expect, I went crazy xD

Personally what I fell in love with instantly was the music and artwork. I loved how the music changed with the mood, which just enhanced the experience. Not to mention the MC actually having a mind of her own, which is usually not the case and honestly a let down in most otomes. She refreshingly has a great personality and a strong mind. I was hocked as soon as I finished the prologue. So if you are a fan of historical stories and romances. This game is definitely recommended from my end. And as a bonus the men are gorgeous as well haha(we all know most of you were wondering that lol). So ya, that’s what I am up to these days apart from other things. If anyone of you starts the game, do let me know how you found it. I am personally currently playing Masamune’s route and DAGNAMMIT KAWAI POTATOS STAPH. *ahem* Anyways, until next time peeps! Have fun!

                                   (My two potatos in all their glory)

Veep Style (or my longest post ever)

The way Veep uses costumes to demonstrate character has interested me for a while, and so I’m diving in to the subject just this once.  Everything I learned about ‘reading’ costume I learned from reading Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Style recaps (if you’re a Mad Men fan who’s somehow never encountered them, go forth and read).  Needless to say, this won’t be anywhere near as comprehensive, and in fact will be chiefly focused on one character, which is Amy.

There’s a simple reason for this - Amy is the most dynamic dresser on the show.  Which isn’t to say that she’s necessarily stylish - Selina knows how to dress to convey very specific messages (as does Dan), something Amy mostly doesn’t do (with one hilarious exception).  But there are two reasons why Amy’s style changes so much more than anyone else’s over the course of the show.  

Within the world of the show, Amy starts off as a comparatively young woman (say approximately 30 at the beginning?), and one who has never felt particularly comfortable with her own beauty or confident in her ability to attract men.  She also desperately wants to be taken seriously in an environment that is not particularly friendly to her.  Outside the world of the show, Anna Chlumsky has had two babies - which means her body has gone through far more dramatic changes than any other member of the main cast.  (Reid Scott and Timothy Simmons’ receding hairlines don’t really compare).  

So let’s look at season one.

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Lost Years

MASTERLIST

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

A/N: I just realized this part is only a bit similar with the latest part of Buddies I posted. With the argument and all. That was unintentional, I swear. Hope you like this part!

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

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Warning: fluff, drama


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Where did this fanfic idea of Integra hating anything feminine/skirts/dresses/fashion come from?? Like I know she wears suits almost all the time in the series but it’s the fucking 90′s???? Like have you not seen Scully’s outfits in the X Files? 

Pantsuits were kinda huge with women in business environments. Integra’s even got the bitchin’ sharp shoulder pads, like

Considering the era of fashion it’s set in, Integra is pretty stylish?? not to mention that she wore plenty of skirts when she was younger and even wears one when she goes out to meet Maxwell at the museum? 

“HELP POP PAY HER HECKING BILLS” EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS

Hey everyone, Pop here. The emergency funds I’ve saved up are officially out, and I still haven’t managed to find a full time job. I got two part-time jobs, but they’re still not paying enough to cover monthly rent and bills. I might make it through this month if I really skimp on food, but after that I’m hecking screwed.

So I’m opening up commissions. And they’re going to stay open. I will literally draw ANYTHING so long as it’s not porn, weird fetish crap, or otherwise offensive to my morals (for example: really, really excessive violence, homophobic bullshit, anything supporting that bloated cheeto puff in the white house, etc.)

If you are interested, please contact me via private message on tumblr. I’d include alternate methods, but as you know, including urls and e-mails sometimes makes this stuff unsearchable here, which is not a risk I’m willing to take.

Below are some BASE PRICES and examples of my work. I may charge more for super complicated stuff (explained at bottom of post). All prices are negotiable, though I won’t go below minimum wage for the average time it takes me to draw something. 

CHARACTER BUST-

Rough Sketch- $3

Inked-$6

Fully Shaded Pencil Sketch - $7

Inked and Colored-$9

FROM THE WAIST UP-

Rough Sketch- $15

Inked- $20

Clean, Fully Shaded Pencil Sketch - $23

Inked and Colored- $25

FULL BODY -

Rough Sketch- $20

Inked- $25

Clean, Fully Shaded Pencil Sketch-$30

Inked and Colored-$35

SUPER DEFORMED CHIBI BULLSHIT-

Rough Sketch - $8

Inked- $14

Clean, Fully Shaded Pencil Sketch - $17

Inked and Colored- $20

ART THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE HUMANOID CHARACTERS:

Prices negotiable and determined on a per-commission basis.

EXTRAS:

More than one character- $5-$15 per extra character ($5 for bust, $10 for waist up, $15 for full body)

Extremely complex outfits- $5 extra (An “extremely complex outfit” is something along the lines of very involved armor, or one of the more bullshit final fantasy character designs. The charge may also apply if you ask for a historically accurate outfit that requires actual research on my part.)

Background or Environment- Anywhere from $1 to $50 depending on complexity.

Example: The simple red-and-orange patterned background behind Yasuaki and Akane above would be a $1 background, the night sky with the moon pictured in the earlier sample drawing with the dragon lady would be a $5 background, an environment like the one in the illustration at the beginning of the Extras section would be a $30 background, and a $50 background would be something just, ridiculously involved. Like, more involved than the one in the last illustration in the Extras section.

Held Items or Inanimate Objects in Scene: anywhere from free to $20 depending on complexity. Objects that are part of an environment or background (i.e. plants, trees, buildings, etc.) do not cost extra. Just use the price for the background for that.

Example: Something really simple, like a baseball, wouldn’t cost anything. But if you wanted a character leaning against something really complex like a car or motorcycle, that would probably be an extra $20. Stuff that takes more than a few seconds to draw, but isn’t as large or complex as a car or motorcycle, is going to fall somewhere in between.

Digital Art- There is an extra $5-$10 charge if for some reason you need digital art instead of traditional art because it takes me a lot more time and effort to draw things digitally.

So yeah, that’s about it! Please contact me if you’re interested! Your support is greatly appreciated!

CHARACTER STUDY: AKANE MINAGAWA

Originally posted by seieiryu

from “Kuzu no Honkai”

Libra Rising

Akane is notably known to have a very sweet and charming image. She is considered to be very attractive and often attracts many people due to her seemingly kind nature. Her voice has a soft, polite tone, even when she chooses to be devious and hurtful. Akane often wears pastel colors and outfits that are flattering, but also considerate of the environment she’s in.

Aquarius Sun

Akane is known to be a very intelligent individual. Not only is she a music teacher, she also worked as a tutor for various students, including Mugi, one of the main protagonists in the anime. Akane is very popular with many characters of the story, but she often secretly feels like a misunderstood outsider.

Leo Moon

One thing that Akane really strives for is attention and validation. She’s very specific on the kind of attention she wants. She likes to get male attention so that she can sleep with them and hurt other women who like the men to show a disturbing sense of superiority over them. When Akane isn’t receiving such validations, she often feels empty and alone.

Aquarius Mercury

Akane not only thinks very quickly, but intelligently - even when the majority of her thinking is used for her malicious plans. Coldly rational in her thinking, she often logically calculates the feelings of others skillfully and uses them for her own personal gain. She is baffled by actions she considers to be illogical, especially if they are loving.

Aquarius Venus

With an Aquarius Venus, Akane often likes to be free when it comes to romantic relationships. Akane is firm on keeping her relationships emotionless, for she likes to leave her relationships with no strings attached, even if the lovers she slept with start to have romantic feelings for her. She often expresses romance in a rational manner, and isn’t willing to make irrational sacrifices in the name of love.

Virgo Mars

Akane often likes to calculate her moves very carefully. She often plans certain encounters, certain expressions, and certain looks to get what she wants. Akane can be very frustrated if she doesn’t get her way, but this frustration is often hidden with collected poise and gracefulness unless she’s drunk. When she wants to get the upper hand, Akane can often be very undermining, knowing the exact words to hurt someone deeply.

Warning

The following imagery is disturbing to some people. It is totally and completely NSFW and if things like that make you uncomfortable please scroll past this post and continue tumbling.

 

Consider yourself warned.

 

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Sorry to everyone who just popped a boner or have to change their now sopping wet panties. I know we've all deleted “Sexy Shoulder” “Hot Female Arm” and “Incredibly Attractive Armpits” from our history countless times, but I have something important to say about this curve where our arm meets our body that society seems to go batshit about.

 

Apparently I missed the boat when it comes to the armpit fetish, because that’s the only way I can explain the obsession the world seems to have with armpits. Specifically female armpits. They must be shaven at all times. Deodorants must smell like you just rolled through a field of artificially manufactured daisy shit (Off topic but seriously. Why is is to hard to find unscented deodorant?!). And these things are banned from schools. It’s dumb and it’s stupid, but thinking about it got me really worked up about school dress-codes.

 

The other day a friend of mine was in a debate about this exact issue. You see, the school district I used to attend (I’m home-schooled now, but only have been for a few months.) is thinking about erasing the school dress-code. Just letting students wear what they want, as long as it doesn't threaten the health of the students (So no dresses made of knives or poison laced rings.)

 

Now obviously if a school is considering doing something like this, there’s going to be some complainers. The boy she was debating this with seemed to be so upset about tank-tops I’m surprised he didn't have some sort of heart attack. I imagine holding that much holding that much hatred towards an article of clothing can have some negative health effects, such as “Dumbfuckwadatosis” and “Beingalittlebitchitis”.

 

Kidding aside, the main points this boy seemed to bring up over and over, was that a) Most clothing “slutty teenagers” wear nowadays is “completely transparent” (Obviously he didn’t pass 9th grade science because if he did he would know translucent and transparent are two different things. Last time I checked teenage girls weren’t wearing glass/saran wrap to school) b) The dress code exists so that students will look professional. and c) The way some girls dress makes others uncomfortable, and it’s selfish to show off your body just because you’re proud. Now he said all this along with calling multiple girls whores and saying “if you didn’t learn why some things are a bad idea and why it’s important to know what a majority would think with reason then the Clorox bleach is in your cleaning cabinet waiting with a martini glass”

So obviously this is a kid operating without a brain, and by using “If you don’t agree with my than go kill yourself” as a legitimate argumentative point, he lost all merit he once had. But it did get me thinking.

 

What if I put together a bunch on very unprofessional (possibly even provocative *gasp*) outfits, that fit within the current dress-code. Then I thought, what if I put together a bunch of semi-professional and respectable outfits using clothing not currently accepted within the dress-code. So that what I’m going to do.

This is all of my clothing, every last bit, excluding things that are too small / don’t fit.

Now before we start I want to talk about the dress-code and it’s rules. All of this will be based off of what is listed on my school district website, and personal experience on how it’s enforced. Obviously some rules may differ depending on the area, but this is how it was at my school.

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These are the general rules.

  • No inappropriate logos or messages on shirts.

  • No exposed bras, thongs, or other underwear

  • Opaque clothing

  • Shoulders completely covered (This is usually enforced as the “3 finger rule” all tank tops must be thicker than 3 of your fingers together.)

  • No boobs or cleavage

  • Back and midriff covered

  • Shorts must be longer than your fingertips with arms relaxed at the sides

 

Now these are the rules listed. What they don’t say is that you aren’t allowed to wear PJ’s or tights that aren’t covered by shorts or a dress/skirt.

 

So first off, I’ll show you the “school appropriate” outfits I put together. If you see a problem in any of them where I overlook a dress-code rule, please inform me and I’ll remove that picture from this post and leave the caption “I was suspended for this outfit”

 

I call this “Above legal drinking age and have never tried extacy”

This one is called “Very classy lady on her way to a business meeting”

A fan favorite here. It’s called “Above the age of 12 and wearing this unironically”

This one is my personal fav. “I am a doctor with a law degree and also an engineer.”

And lastly, “I stay at home on weekends to watch family feud with my grandma.”

So those are all the outfits I made that fit into the dress code. Here are the ones that don’t

A particularly wretched photo labeled “I fuck men with my armpits because I’m a slutty bitch whore slut.”

This photo is appalling. Bearing her shoulders and her midriff?! It’s called “Dirty whore with no dignity and several STD’s”

The first in a horrible series of photos labeled “I love anal”

The second “I love anal” photo. Make note of the bright colours in this one. She’s trying to draw more attention to herself that way. Even though her breasts (which are totally a sexual organ by the way) are completely covered, you can tell she wants to have intercourse. 

The third and last “I love anal” photo. She tries to make herself look grunge in this photo. Absolutely disgusting and dirty. 

This one really gets under my skin. Not only is she showing her legs like a slut, but her shirt is white and you can see her bra through it. It’s titled “Fake geek girl trying to get attention with her tits”

Lastly, this is a sloby good for nothing whore in PJ’s. It’s called “I do porn and have sex for money.” since PJ’s in public = sex worker.

Now, since I know you all just came in your pants, I’ll give you a little time to clean up and wash your eyes out with soap before I continue.

 

But there it is.The clothing that set churches on fire and ruin people’s lives. The outfits we have banned from schools. These are articles of clothing that get girls sent home from school. That’s right. So incredibly outrageous that a student is forced to miss the entire day of study and must then catch up the following day. Let alone if you are caught committing the dastardly deed that is wearing a pair of shorts multiple times. If that happens you can be suspended for days, possibly even weeks. I’m not even done yet I still want to talk about the things we as students can wear comfortably.

 

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This is a map of the world. Now depending on where you are located on this map, hot weather can be though. Now I live in Canada, and I know we get shit about being freezing cold, but it can get to be 30C (86F) sometimes even 40C (104F) degree heat here. That’s hot enough, and as someone who doesn't take heat well, can make me feel really effing sick. People can faint or get really sick from heat, and as anyone with a uterus knows: periods + extremely hot weather = excruciating pain and discomfort. People always talk about how uncomfortable it makes the boys, and how we’re selfish for not covering up, but I’d like my comfort to be taken into account too. The last thing I want to do is wake up in the morning, put on a way-too-hot outfit, and then spend 6 hours of my day sweating in a sweaty room full of other sweaty students. If you've been out of school for awhile or attend some magical school for pixies, most schools don’t have air conditioning. Meaning when it’s 42 and you’re internally dying, you fucking deal with it. No weaksauce temperature controlled breathable air for you. You put ice-cubes in your bra and toughen up.

 

Now what does this have to do with anything you may ask? Even if you don’t give a shit about looking professional at school, I want you to refer back to the clothing I was wearing that was “school appropriate”. What’s the common theme between all of them? Your answer is layers. Layers on layers on layers of clothing

 

Even if you thought those outfits were appropriate for a school environment, you can’t tell me that it’s even remotely possible to wear that many layers in extreme heat. It doesn’t even get that hot where I live, can you imagine all the poor girls in Texas or Australia where shit gets fucking hot.

 

Now I’m going to show you all the clothes that I can actually wear to school

 

First off, since we won’t be layering, all of the clothing that is against the dress-code can go

 

Far too hot for sweaters, so those can go.

 

So can long sleeve tops and jeans since those are basically death

 

Look at this. Two piles. After filling my bed with clothes, that was all that was left. This isn’t because I’m a “slut” or a part time prostitute. This is because clothing companies don’t make clothes that are “school appropriate”

 

The only reason there are two piles is because I was lucky enough to buy a few pairs of these in 2010.

 

I often see the argument “why don’t girls just wear shorts that aren’t all the way up their ass.” The answer is because they don’t exist anymore. They’re out of style and thus smaller stores don’t sell them anymore. Last fall when I went school shopping, I searched everywhere for another pair of these. After going to two different malls, I found two stores total that carried these shorts. In both places they were 40+$ and don’t have that kind of money to spend on anything right now, let alone clothing I don’t even like. Shopping for school clothes is extremely hard, because they simply don’t make clothing that is wearable in the heat, and fits all of a school’s strict guidelines

 

Stop telling me girls need to cover up. Because we try, but since we don’t cover up perfectly to your standards then we’re sent home and we miss school and we stop bothering. We stop caring about our bodies, we stop caring about our learning, and we stop caring about ourselves. When you constantly say “Don’t wear that, don’t show this, this makes you a slut, and teens these days are so disgusting” that we start to believe that we are. We start shaming ourselves and each other about our bodies. It’s not healthy and it’s not okay. These stupid school dress codes don’t make any sense, and they makes things much more difficult than they need to be.

 

When you start calling girls sluts, and gross, and whores, for the things that they wear, they start to see themselves that way. Girls already have enough pressure put on the to look perfect, and when they finally have enough confidence in themselves to wear that tank top, or those shorts, they don’t need you to call them a whore for doing so.

Been meaning to do a Brainstorm challenge for a while now but never seem to get round to it. But when I realised that the weeks challenge was Game of Thrones I had to do a piece for it. I had the idea of an Assassin’s Creed / Game of Thrones mash-up and decided this would be best applied to Arya as she seems to be heading in this kind of direction. Here Arya is a few years older and a very skilled killer. I haven’t read the books so I don’t actually know what happens to Arya later in the stories. I used the promotional image they released of Arya’s new outfit for a bit of reference. So here you go. Arya the assassin.

anonymous asked:

tbh pocahontas is horribly dated -now-. it's got a gorgeous palette and colours of the wind will honestly live forever but it's very 90s-style environmentalist and written like a made-for-tv movie. plus pocahontas herself might be the prettiest woman ever animated (for some unknown reason) but the art-style overall has this really weird edge that in combination with the palette just comes off as strange and a little cheaply-designed nowadays. it's like some kind of weird low-poly but as 2d art

like, I think that sadly we’re not really going to leave behind the mighty whitey concept any time soon, we’ll probably still be subverting or deconstructing it for a long while, which will always leave room for straight plays that are just better disguised or outfitted and will look less blaring or heinous in a more varied environment, but even if that’s the case, there’s still other factors

Honestly I’m just depressed cuz I know we’re never gonna have another Native American Disney Princess much like how we’re gonna have another Asian Disney Princess cuz white people will think those 90s films are the epitome of representation….

Me watching Fate/Apocrypha ep 4
  • OI! OI! OI! OI! OI! OI!
  • Spartacus sounds like he’s an aerobic instructor.
  • I never play FGO so I’m surprised Atalanta actually sounds like that. 
  • YO MA GREEK PIECE OF HOT SHIT APPEARS
  • *shrieking at FGO* ACHILLES WHEN!?!?!?!?!?!!?!
  • Atalanta u can’t blame Achilles for adressing you as Big Sis when u sound like one
  • “Where are our parents? Why do we only see see uncle’s face? Why do we suddenly have to babysit a problem child? Why is our family like this” 100% accurate dialogue
  • Wow the opening lyric is actually glorious, even tho I still prefer the ending song but that’s just me haha
  • Darnic: He’s enemy. Astolfo: Let’s befriend him. Darnic: What part of enemy do you not understand? Astolfo: Um everything?
  • A baby is learning how to walk. Except the baby is full of existential crisis.
  • Spartacus is the best role model of “Hit them when they gloat*
  • Wow that’s some metal horse Vlad
  • When I first heard golem horse I thought it’d be horse made by glued bulky stones I’m glad A-1 has better idea
  • Spartacus charging at Vlad is more dramatic and stabby in the manga tbh
  • Vlad respecting everything from heroes to rebels even tho he’s top notch dreadful ruler 
  • Astolfo playing ditch is my favorite thing ever
  • Bitch Gordes u wanna be the winner just by sitting around and ordering your servant? U don’t get to do that
  • Achilles chilling and thinking he’s the hottest shit in the war and he seriously ain’t wrong
  • Atalanta taking “blend in your environment” to the next level
  • I mean, green outfit, in the forest, and animal parts…
  • This episode should be titled “Gordes the arrogant imbecile”
  • At this point if there is anyone who ain’t feel sorry for Siegfried FIGHT ME
  • Siegfried takes pleasure in fight because YOU are a SHIT master Gordes
  • Darnic’s voice is so cold he might as well skin u with his words
  • Achilles: *smirks all the time* Fran: …. Your face annoys me *shrieks*
  • Chiron is also the best role model on “Hit them when they gloat”
  • Uwaah Chiron is so hot when sniping people with ancient divine arrows
  • What is the probability of an arrow collides with another arrow?
  • Achilles: Such a sweet destiny to battle you, Now-Unknown-To-Me-Archer! Chiron: Boy you gonna hate that destiny
  • And here we have Fiore as an example of good master, unlike a certain person
  • What Homunculus feels when passing wounded homonculi while he escapes is probably the same as being the only one who gets A+ whereas ur gang gets F
  • Gordes shut up u can’t even throw a cup straight
  • What was it that you should do? Treat. Your. Goddamn. Servant. Like. A. Goddamn. Person.
  • Celenike is the epitome of walking with flat face and perverted thought in mind
  • Astolfo is 164 cm, which is short for a boy, then Homunculus is an actual smol baby
  • U can make a badass golem horse but you make a shitty creepy one-eyed owl why caster/roche?
  • Astolfo’s mindset is literally mindset goal.
  • Why would Avicebron cares about Homunculus? Well why would anyone care about you, Gordes?
  • Aaah one of the best irony in stories: Wanting to live when going to die
  • Astolfo: Let me save him! Siegfried: Why? Astolfo: Did you forget there is a hero in heroic spirit??
  • Finally somebody shuts Gordes up and it is his own servant bless u
  • Correction: This episode should be named “Hit them when they gloat”
  • Siegfried takes “take my heart with you” quite literally. And it’s shiny af.
  • So they choose the safe alternative huh. In the novel, Homunculus has to gulp down Siegfried’s heart….
  • Wow A-1 alters the plot so that Jeanne appears in time within Siegfried’s sacrifice so he can ask her to protect Homunculus.
  • Fixes a lot of problem with the ‘suddenly attracted even before meeting’ feel between Jeanne and Homunculus in the novel, good job A-1
  • Oh it saves a lot of screen time and animation too huh u clever shit. A bit of shame tho. Originally to find him, Jeanne has fierce faith debate with Vlad and it is fucking epic
  • I agree with Astolfo. There is no way Siegfried’s unworthy as a servant.
  • There is an unworthy master tho.
  • Astolfo’s crying for his death is sad :(
  • Goodbye Siegfried, my dear hero of justice
  • Instant aging! Now Homunculus is a hot guy.
  • Aww the two finally meet. And Astolfo.
  • WOW the ending song’s lyric is so bittersweet I love it! 10/10
  • NEXT: Pray for Astolfo.
Commitment (Miraculous Ladybug AU)

Note: This is probably the most decent piece I’ve written in a long while. Super happy c: Enjoy!

Rating: K

Words: 1,483

Genre: Romance, AU, Friendship

Pairing: Adrienette

Disclaimer: I do not own Miraculous Ladybug

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It was obvious to anyone within the vicinity of the girl that she had been stood up. It’s no high class—entire paycheck’s worth—, fancy restaurant, with exquisite lobster and expensive steak; but, at the same time, no run down fast food joint. Comfortable booths and polished tables, perfect lanterns and a light atmosphere—more like a family restaurant of sorts.

The girl—dressed in a cute, short sleeved red dress with a black sash around the waist and a matching black jacket, and little black flats—sat in a booth alone, stirring the straw to her pink lemonade around, the melted ice clinking against the crystal. Condensation dripped down the side of the medium sized glass, making a circled puddle of water on the tabletop. Sighing, the girl checked the time on her phone, only to place it back down after seeing her date was now two hours late. She honestly couldn’t see why she hadn’t left after the first hour; for some reason, she felt like staying…just in case.

The surrounding tables, full of either couples or families, watched in sympathy as the girl with the curled black pigtails sat alone, no smile on her face. Her waitress came around every twenty minutes, refilling her lemonade and suggesting the check, but every time she refused, saying she’ll just wait a little longer. Even if there’s no point.

“Marinette, hun, we’re closing in an hour,” Alya, her best friend and waitress, said with eyes full of pity. “Are you sure you don’t want the check?”

Marinette sighed, and checked her phone. “No, I know he’s not coming, but I don’t want to go home just yet,” Home, another place alone in the dark.

Alya sighed, shaking her head and walked away. She had tried telling Marinette the guy wasn’t good enough for her, that she would only get hurt. She didn’t want to admit she was right, because it meant Marinette’s sadness.

Marinette met the guy while visiting the Louvre again for the hundredth time living in Paris. He was sweet, offering to buy her lunch at the food market just down the road, after reciting interesting facts about each piece of artwork they passed in the monumental museum. They met up at the Eiffel Tower the next day, seeing as how the weekend had not ended yet, and he eventually asked her out for a date the following Friday—which was tonight, and he never showed up.

The sound of porcelain colliding with the wooden table brought Marinette’s attention to her right, where a small plate and a mug had been placed beside her lemonade. It appeared to be a brownie and a cup of hot chocolate. Marinette glanced up at the person responsible, assuming it was either Alya, trying to be a friend, or her date finally showing up. However, he was neither. A waiter; of muscular build and tan skin, blonde hair and holy moly—those were some green eyes.

“You look like you could use it,” he smiled, lips curving perfectly to melt Marinette’s heart.

“T-thank you,” Marinette blushed, twiddling her now nervous hands. “But I’m okay—,”

“It’s on me,” he insisted, pushing the brownie closer to her. “I hate seeing a sad expression on such a beautiful face,”

Marinette smiled and let out a small laugh. “Thank you,”

The waiter, Adrien (after reading the name tag pinned to his shirt), returned the smile, nodded, and left to tend to his other remaining tables.

Marinette unraveled the napkin containing her silverware, and dipped the fork into the brownie. The chocolate melted in her mouth, it was delicious. Definitely the perfect dessert to end such a pathetic night.

~~~

The second time someone stood her up, she wore a pastel pink poodle skirt with a white button up and a light green cardigan, adorned with white heels. Her black hair fell free from her everyday pigtails, curled in a small up-do, with pink barrettes. A new design from Marinette herself, fresh from the dress form.

She was scheduled to meet a guy for lunch from the university she attended, a fellow student from the graphic design class. He caught her one day walking about campus, and asked about her fashion designs. He had an assignment to create original characters and place them in an outrageous environment. His only issue, he couldn’t design outfits for the life of him. Once the two got talking, she agreed to commission him for a lunch date. Usually she left the date-asking for the other person, but this time she felt flirty and confident, must’ve been that new outfit she designed and was dying to try out. Low and behold, here she is, in the new outfit, alone. Again.

A mug and a plate, both filled with chocolate, nudged itself into her peripheral vision; Marinette glanced sideways to see Adrien trying to sneak the two onto her table while being jokingly discreet. Once he saw he had been caught, he jumped up, folding the tray behind his back and smirking.

“Ah, looks like the princess has caught her knight sneaking himself into her room late at night, whatever shall he do?” Adrien hummed his laughter.

“Leave the check with her and quit buying his princess chocolate,” Marinette laughed, but dug into the treat anyways.

“Ah, but you look much happier,” Adrien said, rolling on his heels. “I couldn’t disgrace my princess by allowing her to be so distraught.”

Marinette smiled, feeling instantly ten times better. “I’m used to it,”

“You shouldn’t,” Adrien responded in a low voice, but he had begun walking away, he couldn’t be sure if she heard him.

Fortunately for him, she had.

~~~

Her third date also failed to show, but Marinette couldn’t find it within her to care. She felt drawn to this place, something about it made any bad day turn into a better one. No, she didn’t care her dates stood her up, someone else always made it better.

“You could always say ‘no’,” her routine chocolate meal arrived, only this time, whip cream, cinnamon, and chocolate chips had been added to her hot cocoa. She glanced up at Adrien, questioningly. “Alya said you like it this way,”

“I do,” Marinette smiled, bringing the mug closer. The warm scent infiltrating her nose. “What’s this about saying 'no’?”

“Your dates, the people that ask you out,” Adrien said, slightly leaning on the table. “You can always tell them no, that would be better than saying yes and being left behind, right?”

Marinette scooped a small portion of whipped cream into her mouth, chewing the chip as well. “Maybe I like saying yes, because I know my night will end up happy anyways,” her eyes met his.

Adrien seemed to be pondering her words as he watched her. She dressed simple this time, a white patterned sweater and ripped jean shorts, with brown ankle boots. She left her hair down, curling all around her shoulders in a midnight wave. He didn’t understand, who in their right mind would ditch a date with his beautiful princess?

~~~

He felt angry. There she was, sitting by herself—again—in the same booth she picked out every time she came here with a supposed “date”. She looked adorable, gorgeous, beautiful. He couldn’t pick one.

He made up his mind, he was going to give her the date she deserved. His shift ended in five minutes, and he thankfully brought a change of clothes with him. Changing, he snuck into the kitchen without Marinette spotting him, and made his routine meal for her, only doubled. Carrying the tray of goods, he walked out onto the floor in casual, civilian clothing. Blue jeans, a white tank top, and a short sleeved black button up, leaving the buttons undone. He set the tray on the table, watching in amusement as she jumped, and startled, watched as he presented their meal on the table, before taking a seat across from her. He folded his arms on the table and smiled at her still shocked expression.

“W-what is this?” she asked, placing her phone down and cupping her mug.

“I hate watching you sit here alone without a date, so tonight, I’m yours,” he said, feeling bold.

She blushed, lifting the cup to her mouth, she mumbled, “I didn’t have a date,”

Adrien blinked. “Excuse me?”

Marinette sipped her drink and set the cup down. “Tonight I actually didn’t have a date. I just felt like coming here,” she hesitated, “I just like seeing you,”

Adrien stared, then erupted in laughter. “I never caught your name,”

“It’s Marinette,” she smiled. Something about her intrigued him, he couldn’t stay away.

“Adrien,” he replied, but he guessed she already knew that. He does work here after all. “So, after this you want to take a stroll with me around Paris?”

“A stroll sounds nice,” she agreed.

He was her first date in a long, long time.