plus this picture is just beautiful

andi mack headcanons bc this show has taken over my life and its only been 3 hours, plus that BEAUTIFUL hc post got me thinking:

-andi’s the Baby, and is probably like the 2nd youngest in her grade (according to the hospital bracelet her birthday’s September 28th!).

-bex had andi when she was 15 (she cant be any older than 28 i refuse to believe it)

-bex is bi,,,im positive theres pictures of girls in the Box of Secrets but andi just assumes theyre all her “old music festival buddies” :)))

-jonah has a minecraft youtube channel with 33 subscribers and he’s happy with it but then Demon Amber Al*rt finds it and forces all her friends to subscribe to him so he doesnt feel bad. They all leave fake ass comments on all his videos and Amber comments “First!!!!” on every one. Jonah decides to take a hiatus after Amber asks if they can do a “girlfriend tag” video sjskjssha

-speaking of!!! amber has a youtube channel where she posts lookbooks and trash acoustic covers with like 1200 subscribers. She makes jonah do the “boyfriend does my voiceover” challenge for her “first day of freshman year 💕💕” makeup tutorial lol

-buffy’s the only one with netflix so she shares her account with the other two. buffy watches “"Mature Shows”“ but rly its just stranger things and a series of unfortunate events lol. andi uses it to watch hsm 2 (she stays on the kids section) and cyrus uses it for indie flicks and masterchef

-buffys parents are obviously nerds who go all out for halloween. they start decorating on september 30th yall. they have planned trips to the biggest haunted house, and on halloween theyre the ones that give big goodie bags with candy and AND chips in them…and probably those lil hug juices (omg do yall remember those??). buffys rly into it until she turns 11 and becomes Too Old for that kinda stuff (so she thinks lol) but enjoys it secretly

-andi has a roblox account (im literally just remembering all the geeky kid stuff my brother does tbh) and had a "family” on it for a while where she was the proud roblox mother of two 10 year olds from australia

-cyrus has a fucking hes semi-popular on it too omg. he monitors the views on his videos (is that??? what theyre called???) religiously and texts the others any time they get shared. he has a friend on that lives in like?? canada idk whos like 14 and they vent to each other about their lives and he gives cyrus advice sometimes!

-cyrus and buffy take buzzfeed quizzes Very Seriously. to them (especially cyrus) the results are Binding.

-that one hc post mentioned wattpad!!! BOI! buffy writes drarry fic calling it right tf now. she makes andi edit her covers too. she wants them to be rly professional looking like all the popular ones but andi always adds bright colors and filters and heart stickers. cyrus has a wattpad too but writes original work that he never finishes sjshjsal. he usually lurks in the forums to complain about wattpad cliches

-bye andi and cyrus spent the summer before 8th grade fb stalking tf out of jonah. one of them accidentally likes one of his posts from 2014 about eating playdoh 😩. they both scream for an hour straight over the phone to each other and cyrus temporarily blocks jonah shsjska

-btw jonah definitely ate playdoh all throughout elementary school and quit in 6th grade omg

-buffy secretly still plays those dress up doll online games!! she claims she uses them for style inspiration but she actually just thinks theyre neat

-cyrus has a crippling fear of high school bc he watched degrassi in its entirety and thus doesnt want to die

-andi loves jeopardy and if she misses a single episode she gets genuinely upset. she signed up for kids week jeopardy at least twice

-buffy stays up late to watch late night talk shows but always falls asleep halfway through :’)

apparently all i want is an animated series of hamilton with lin-manuel miranda and leslie odom jr. and anthony ramos and daveed diggs and okieriete onadowan and christopher jackson and phillipa soo and renée elise goldsberry and jasmine cephas jones and basically all the original cast as the voice actors

Yeah, truly yours, J. Cole
My mama coulda been a movie star
You know like Judy Garland
I went to St. Johns, I coulda went to Juliard
Cause my beautiful mind mixed with my musical bond
Deep as a funeral line, dawg, I get it from my mama
I used to be embarrassed getting picked up in that Honda
Thought my niggas might play me if they found out that my mama was a white lady
So like gravy, had to cover that
Plus my older brother black but he look white
In an all black school, picture what that look like
No wonder he was under-achieving, not believing in himself
Coming home, just be keeping to himself
Looking back through the silence, he was screaming out for help
Maybe this verse can find the words to get the demons out himself
So yeah, I’m exercising
Right now my record climbing, I’m sort of a stair master
Niggas got there faster, I took the long route, I never been a scared rapper
Boy this ain’t Fear Factor, they tell me can you hear the wrath spilling out these paragraphs
Made the world clear a path
Bet I’ll be on top from now till the hereafter
I’m special, mama told me I was special
Mama told me I was special
You know I love her for that
That’s right, I’m special
—  J. Cole

Thank you @mi-dispiace for such a beautiful comission piece!!! I seriously cannot thank you enough for making this scene from my Mabel’s Mind Palace fic a reality. I especially love the necklaces, they’re even better than how I imagined them. This entire picture is just perfect, so thank you very very very much!

Go request a commission here if you want something as awesome as this.

Plus this bonus picture xD


‘Morning, sleeping beauty.’

If Vax had a smartphone it would filled with questionable pictures of his hubby. 

Boruto manga chapter 3!


Sand sibs

Kazekage and Kankuro 

Those kids look super edgy

Metal has a picture of Gai and his daddy!!!

Metal lee!!!!

Look at my little angry bean, how can you hate him, he’s precious!

Team Konohamaru and Team Moegi 

Sai (Sai looks fab to me lol)

Team Konohamaru 

My sad bean

Cutie pies 

My freaking sassy bean ( love this so much OMG!! He’s just “say some stupid shit and i’ll fucking slap you”)

Team Moegi. ChouChou outfit has butterflies on them!!!

Good job Metal

It’s okay Metal

Sarada has on shorts but they’re just really short.

My cinnamon roll child! 

TenTen looks adorable!! Plus Shino

Bonus: My smol cinnamon roll!!

Dionysos and Ariadne

Have you ever noticed in many paintings when Dionysos comes to rescue or perhaps collect Ariadne on the island of Naxos she often looks just like this?

Now I don’t know about you, but this is not the romantic meeting that I wish to picture in my head.  Frankly she looks as if she could take or leave him, preferably leave him and ‘will you just get out of my face already.’  

This use to bug me a lot.  I wanted the Hollywood ideal of her falling into his arms in gratitude.  I wanted her to immediately see Dionysos as a beautiful, caring god who came to save her from, at very least, starving to death on the desolate island full of rocks.  The vast majority of artists especially those who painted before the 18th century do not see it that way.

Naturally I blamed the painters for not meeting my demands from 300 plus years ago.  I decided that despite everyone concerned being naked or nearly they were purposefully trying not to show any sexual intimacy or bent on painting Ariadne ungrateful and bitchy.   Perhaps they just wanted to make Dionysos all the more benevolent for putting up with her.  It all seemed screwy to me.  

That was all wrong.  It turned out, I was condemning before I fully considered all the facts. 

The story of Ariadne, at least in the incarnation pictured above, begins with her parents.  Her mother was Pasiphae, a daughter of Helios, who was the sun, and her father was Minos, the son of Zeus and Europa.  (Europa was seduced by Zeus while he was in a bull’s form.  An interesting detail considering how the life of her son Minos turned out)

This makes Ariadne both the granddaughter of the sun and the granddaughter of Zeus.  It also makes Dionysos (the son of Zeus) her Uncle. 

Now when Minos stepfather Asterios died, he decided he wanted to become king of Crete, but the people demanded a sign from the gods.  Minos pointed out he was the son of Zeus, but that was all too familiar to carry any real weight.  So Minos prayed to Poseidon, because they were on an island presumably, to send a “bull from the depths” of the sea.  If the sea god did so, Minos promised that he would sacrifice the bull to Poseidon.  

Poseidon granted Minos’ request and made a big spectacle of sending a great bull from the waves to the shore.  Upon seeing the magnificent animal, Minos decided to go back on his word and keep the bull, sacrificing another instead.  

Poseidon, nobody’s fool, got angry and punished Minos in two ways.  First he made the bull mad so that no one could approach him, and he also made Minos’ wife Pasiphae fall in love (lust) with the bull.  

It just so happened that the famous architect named Daaidalos was living then in Crete after being exiled from Athens.  Although he is more famous for building the Labyrinth and making wings for himself and his son Ikaros, Daidalos’ most remarkable accomplishment was what he now made for Pasiphae.  

For her, he made a wooden framework on wheels, with a cows skin stretched over it.  He constructed it in such a way that Pasiphae could get inside it, pedal it to the field where the mad bull was raving.  After that, she could position herself so when the bull mounted the artificial cow it would also have sex with Pasiphae inside.

Pasiphae became pregnant by the bull and gave birth to the Minotaur (or Asterion), who had a human body and a bull’s head.  Minos, who, of course, wanted to conceal the product of his wife’s adulterous bestiality, consulted oracles.  They told him to have Daidalos build an enormous maze, the Labyrinth, and to put the Minotaur in its center (from which no one could find the way out).

Eventually, the Minotaur’s father, the bull that had been sent by Poseidon, was captured by Herakles for his seventh labor and taken to Eurystheus.  In time, they released him, and he wandered around Greece and eventually came to Marathon near Athens.  At this time, King Aigeus of Athens was holding athletic games during the Panathenean festival, and Minos’s son Androgeos came to compete and won all the events.  Aigeus then sent Androgeos to fight the bull at Marathon, but the bull killed him.

So in other words, Androgeos, oldest brother of Ariadne, was murdered by the bull their mother Pasiphae had an affair with and whose was also the father of Asterion (the Minotaur), their half brother.  It’s a lot of ‘A’ names I know.

When Minos heard of the death of his son, Androgeous, he made all haste to sail to Athens for revenge.  Despite it being his fault for not sacrificing the deadly bull when he had the chance.  Once there, he invaded Athens, and the war dragged on for some time.  Minos prayed to his father Zeus and the great father god afflicted Athens with plague and famine because that’s what he does.

The Athenians then learned from an oracle that their only hope was to pay whatever tribute Minos would demand.  Mad with power, Minos ordered Athens to send to Crete, every year, seven young men and seven maidens to be eaten by the Minotaur.

Now let’s consider Ariadne’s point of view in all of this.  The vast majority of her life, up to this point, has been miserable.  All due to the actions of the gods, Poseidon, Zeus and the demigod that was her father, Minos.  She had to watch her mother degrade herself to become impregnated, had to watch her youngest sibling Asterion disgraced and isolated.  She was the only one who could handle being near him and so it was safe to assume she was a mother to him. She also knew the people of Athens were suffering terribly for no other reason then they made Minos’s shit list for the day and Zeus was down that year for mass destruction.    

She had to watch her baby brother, who she raised and loved, be forced to subsist on an annual feeding of human meat from innocent and pleading youths and maidens.  All of this because the gods lack not all for sheer creativity, maliciousness, and overreactions.

From there most know the story.  When she saw Theseus, one of the tributes for the Minotaur, she saw a strong young man, strong enough for her purposes, at least. She wished to get out of Crete and leave the city with a sound wound if at all possible.  So she found a way to gave Theseus a ball of thread and explained to him how to escape the Labyrinth.  Only Ariadne knew how to navigate it entirely, even Daidalos, the architect, claimed he would be unable to find the way out.

Theseus succeeded, killing the Minotaur and putting holes into Minos’s entire fleet of ships.  He saved everyone about to be sacrificed and sailed away with Ariadne in the night.  She was finally free!  Free from that horrid castle where she had to live, free of her father’s tyrannical rule.  She mourned for her Minotaur brother but she knew his entire existence was pain, and it was better this way.  

Then Theseus started romancing her, talking of the babies they would have together and a life for her in another castle that he would set up.  It would be a nice place, a safe place, full of servants to care for her and make her comfortable.  Ariadne looked at him and knew that he represented yet another prison for her, the prison of domesticity and that just wasn’t going to fly, no matter how sound his intent.

There are various accounts of what happened next.  I like to believe that, after Theseus’s grand proposal, she said not a word.  Instead she jumped overboard, straight into the sea with a splash.  Leaving Theseus (who was not the villain people like to make him out to be) standing there open mouthed.  He could have turned the boat around to get her, but he didn’t.  The girl was clearly mad, so why bother. She had a lovely sister that he eventually did marry. 

Ariadne swam to the shore of Naxos and sat herself on a rock, letting the sun (who was her grandfather!) dry her.  After a bit, she began to feel sorry for herself.  Then, surprise, Aphrodite herself walked out of the sea (with or without the seashells), as she does.  She consoled Ariadne with the promise that she would have an immortal lover, instead of the mortal one she had lost. 

After the sea goddess had left, Ariadne took the time to consider her proposed eternal lover.  An immortal lover, undoubtedly, meant a god.  Ariadne saw no joy in the prospect, only dread.  The gods had never done anything for her. They only gave her pain in so many ways.  

By the time Dionysos showed up, fresh from his conquering of India, no simple feat, Ariadne was literally out of fucks to give.  ( Naxos was Dionysos’s favorite island. It was the same one that he had told the Tyrrhenian pirates to carry him to, when they treacherously attempted to sell him into slavery.)  Ariadne might have known who he was by lineage, but she had no idea to his personality or anything else about him.  All she knew was that he was a god. She knew he wouldn’t be as easy to evade as Theseus was.  When she looked at him, she just saw another type of prison where she would be eternally trapped.

I would like to believe, that after he had got over the surprise of her icy shoulder, Dionysos understood.  Whereas the majority of the other gods, major and minor, would have gotten angry at their good graces being rebuffed or meant with scorn, he simply got down to her level and talked to her.  A feat he could accomplish with ease as he was half human himself.  

He might have talked to her about Beroe, the goddess of a city, whom he wooed until Poseidon came in there and decided he wanted the goddess for himself.  He might have talked about Ampelos, that fatal love affair.  No matter what he said we know that he said one thing, for we know what kind of god Dionysos is.  

He promised her that when she was with him, she would always be free.  There would be no castle where she would be forced to stay.  She would never be placed somewhere to be kept safe.  It wasn’t his intent to make her comfortable but to challenge her and help her grow.  He promised to take her to Olympus to be his bride.  Then he was honest and told her that he was a needy god.  In fact, he lived in his own labyrinth of emotions and sensations. For that reason, he needed her, Ariadne, the mistress of the labyrinth, to be part of him and part of his world.

Ariadne looked at him and saw her little brother Asterion (Minotaur) in his eyes, she saw the pain he carried from a lifetime of strife.  There was also love in him, overflowing amounts of it.  It’s not only for her, but for the world and all living things, big and small.  She realized this is no ordinary god.  Dionysos is nothing like any of the others she had experienced before.  

In that moment she fell in love and in that way she goes from the picture above to what we see pictured below.

anonymous asked:


I was gonna post a silly meme but I decided to not be a butt.

1st - THANK YOU !!!

2nd - I use PS plus topaz labs, they make the magic happen. And tbh (shameless promo) I actually use my action I made awhile back and adjust accordingly. It really does it all and I just play around with lighting effects or texture thingys (aka light leaks, lens flares & other crazyness)

You can get the action HERE but you need topaz lab for it too work 100% although if you didn’t, you could always turn it off. >.>

I’m overwhelmed

170114 Golden Disk Award Day 2

Lots of aesthetic photos guys, taking pictures are no problem, but making gifs…. oh my gawd

Height difference plus model couple pair

“hello I am Byun Baekhyun and I’m here to explode your ovaries and if you don’t have ovaries well, I’ll explode them anyway”

Going from a probably very adorable smile (because he was talking with Chanyeol, he’s gotta reciprocate that beautiful smile on Chanyeol) to a derpy…squirrel (?)

Chanbaek was so happy today XD I love it~

Lowkey shook 

It’s just them shaking hands yet why do I love it so much? I think I’m deprived, or maybe just how pure this action is, Chanyeol’s posture somewhat reminding me of a gentleman at a dance or something. 

Chanyeol. Hand

I think this was during the Ceci asian style award

Yep, seems similar. I love their interactions during this event XD it’s all so happy and cute

Baekuhen is just playing with de toy when Chanyeol talks to him

*scene from drama ensues* “Where’s da munnie”

“Dunt have it, so the only thing I can du is shoot u”

I love when they make each other smile while being in their own little worlds

(the best thing about this blog: The unnecessary multiple angles)

Don’t you just wish you can hear what your otp is talking about? Like they could be talking about why the sky is blue and not green and I’d still want to listen 

*gun click*

“I’ve been seeing you with my cereal. Buy me more and I’ll spare you.”

You know what? I will not be ashamed of doing unnecessary angles! I like seeing it in every perspective!

Baekhyun, the mimicking machine has returned




chanshook and a cute close up of Chanbaek

This gif is the best thing because Chanyeol’s hand is going around Baek’s waist or touching his back and we got Chanshook up in here

Shoulder touches

Height. Difference

All the members were doing age during this segment and Chanyeol started off

Baekhyun touching Chanyeol’s arm like “bruh with” saying “aeygo aeygo!” because they be judginggg


I know the gif is small but this is after all the members did their aegyo, and look at Chanyeol’s hand touching Baek’s shoulder~

Baekhyun is so cute ;-; he always has such a fond face when Chanyeol is saying his speech ;-;

Smiles are the best when they’re made by people you hold dear~


Back touches~ It looks like Baek is looking at his hand touching Chanyeol like “awwww yehhhhhhhhh look at me being slick”

Sitting next to each other~ 

The in sync couple~

Chanbaek + toys = mayhem and adorableness 

Baekhyun never fails to make Chanyeol (any member for that matter) happy :3

Low-key in sync XD

Whenever I’m with you I can’t help but smile

I just find this so funny because I mean, here we have Baekhyun hugging Minho and that’s perfectly normal cuz dey all frands so hugging is normal but then Chanyeol is over here subtly touching Baek’s back for a reason I can’t place other than trying to limit hug time or subliminal jealously. I’m not trying to sound delusional but come on, it’s not an action for just the heck of it

Ending the post with a cute gif

(I’m kinda late but CONGRATS EXO FOR WINNING THE DAESUNG 4 TIMES IN A ROW AND CONGRATS ON THE OTHER AWARDS!! They totally deserve it after all their hard work and awesome comebacks~)

So we had a very good amount of CB moments if I do say so myself ^^ I literally took a picture of the events they’d be attending and the days just in case there were to be Chanbaek moments and I’m happy for it and I hope you guys are too :D 

2 weeks into 2017 and I’m kinda loving it

hoot-eggs  asked:

Although I can't see your face, I bet you look absolutely beautiful! Plus, your hair is such a nice color and so wavy and ahh gimme ♡

Aaahhh no a compliment, my one true weakness!

Thank you though, you’re always so sweet and amazing! ♡♡ 

But also let’s just say there’s a reason my face isn’t in the picture 

Through your eyes

Pairing: RobxReader

Summary: fluff. Highly descriptive fluff. 

Warning: none. 

The picture is from Jason Mann’s twitter plus some lighting edits.

You were still stunned, every time that you looked at him when he wasn’t looking, at how beautiful Rob was. It was that flawsome kind of beauty, that lack of perfection that made him just so wonderful to look at. Every little wrinkle on the corner of his eyes when he smiled. You leaned against the door of the room, quiet enough so he didn’t realize you were here, absorbed as he was by his music.

He had that determined look, that light frown he had when he was so engulfed in something that the whole world didn’t matter anymore. You felt almost as if you were intruding, when you saw how engaged and how focused he was, eyes looking at a fixed point with that light tension in his whole body that meant he was going somewhere, he was doing something that meant something.

His features were strong, nose straight and right, jaw set and he always had that beautiful chiseled quality about him that made you sigh and smile at how gorgeous he was. When the light hit just right, you could see him glow like a god that the Greeks would have worshipped, with his soft eyes and the smiles that were almost always tugging at the corner of his lips.

The way the light played over his features, his cheekbones and his nose, and the light curve of his forehead, with those light focused wrinkles that you felt like kissing away every time you saw them. His lips were slightly parted, he was humming under his breath, testing how voice and guitar could be intertwined with this song. His lips were thin, but not too much, sometimes disappearing slightly in the brown and grey beard he wore most of the time. You liked that beard, when it wasn’t too long, with those patches of grey hair on the right side of his chin, that were more or less starting to spread. It just framed his face in a way that was right, that suited him.

Yes, there definitely somethign about his beard, and even if he looked still as beautiful shaved, you prefered him that way. His hair looked soft, slightly wavy and pushed back probably by his own hand. He did that sometimes, probably just an automatism, running his hands through his hair to push them back and it was a great look on him. There were some grey hair here too, but you didn’t really care. It gave him some character, not that he lacked any.

You smiled and he suddenly realized you were there. He turned a little towards you, the sudden tension of reaizing someone was watching him leaving his shoulders quickly when he realized it was you. His eyes found yours and he broke into a smile. Even if you wanted to focus on how beautiful his smile was, how genuine and happy, you couldn’t just leave his eyes for a second.

Sometimes you wondered whether you had seen one day somebody with eyes like those. They looked like a stormy sky, blue and slightly grey in some certain light. The darkness of his pupils that tugged you in got you every time. There were few things comparable to seeing that spark light up in his eyes when he was excited about something, or when he laughed. His eyes alone were mesmerizing. They seemed to look right into your soul, but not in a bad, violating way. It was soft, it was kind, and it was reassuring. Waking up to those eyes was a wonderful gift, and you wouldn’t change that for anything. They were slightly deep set, but it didn’t change how perfect they went with all of his person, with his face. He was just so incredibly beautiful.

“What are you looking at?” Rob asked softly, and his voice was warm and soft, and you walked to the bed, sitting next to him and leaning your head against his shoulder. “Just you.” You whispered back.


@dont-hate-relate-pls, @welcome-to-awesometown

actualmermaidqueen  asked:

I don't know how to respond to replies but I just wanted to say thank you so much for your sweet message on my selfie post yesterday 💖💖💖💖 I'm really working on being more comfortable and confident in my body and honestly it was so empowering to get such positive feedback and generally made my day. You're the bestest!!

Chubby tummies are the absolute best things in the world to lay on~ (Well, thighs too actually heh ^ - ^) Hey how could I not send you that message?!?! You are a beautiful queen on the inside and the outside is a very accurate reflection of that! Your body is absolutely stunning sweetheart, please don’t ever question it. More importantly, your body is yours and that’s all the more reason to feel confidence! Love your chub! Chubby girls make the world go round! Your pictures always make me so happy because seeing you model with so much confidence in your figure is a very powerful inspiration to others! Plus…. I just really love looking at cute girls ahaha. You’re always welcome! 

anonymous asked:

So I've been really self conscious of my body lately cause I'm fairly "thick" but get made fun of for being flat chested and people don't often draw or include bodies like mine and it feels as though my body is like "the worse possible outcome of being bigger"

Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of representation of body diversity in the media. However, having a small chest is perfectly okay no matter what size you are. (Itty bitty titty committee unite!) I promise you that your body is beautiful and naturally proportioned. Being bigger doesn’t mean that you have to have large breasts. Everyone carries weight differently. There is no “better” way of being bigger. Your body deserves love and positivity just the way it is! I found an article that includes a ton of body positive pictures of people with your body type, if you’d like to check it out!

P.S. If any of our followers are artists, we’d love art submissions of anon’s body type! Anyone can also feel free to submit their body positive selfies!

anonymous asked:

I think the other anon is talking about the black and white photoset of the group of women. And if that is the case they can shove their idea of 'fitness' somewhere where the sun don't shine, because apparently it has no room for happy, healthy plus size women. 😑

I did hope that wasn’t the case… if it is, let us show that anon some more beautiful healthy people :) 







*don’t assume someone is unhealthy just by their appearance. Health is measured by your happiness and how you treat your body, mind and soul.

*this is only a small percentage of beautiful healthy people, so please add your own beautiful pictures if you wish

chibi-rebel  asked:

I absolutely adore Suga because he's such a positive ball of sunshine! Like, just seeing a picture of him can cheer me up. I also really like Law from One Piece. His tattoos are literally the coolest thing ever. I just wanna trace 'em of draw them, you know? Plus he's an amazing character with a lot of depth.

I love both of these characters! Suga is so sweet and I know I’ve said it many times but his smile is so beautiful. Law, he’s lovely as well, I love his story and yess his tattoos I love them!

jinxed-thing  asked:

Hey sweet pea, I just wanted to thank you for last night, sending me those pictures of you to cheer me up! It helped :') (plus I'm never gonna complain about seeing your beautiful face but anyways) I really am grateful for you and how giving you are! Even though I know you need the love and the reassurance sometimes too, and when you do I'll be there for u <3

this made my day, angel ♡ ilysm


These pictures were taken 1,107 days, 5 cars, 4 wedding rings (he’s lost a few 😂), 3 road trips, 2 apartments, 1 stellar marriage, and a puppy ago but yet somehow it still feels like just yesterday we were those dorky 18 year old kids with no other care in the world but our love for each other ❤️



got to do some watercolor painting in Sedona early this morning

anonymous asked:

sorry, i still don't understand the back thing, could you show a picture of what that would be like?

So I can’t find a picture off the bat of what that would look like in something like a layout or an acro move (it’s hard enough to even find examples of swayback on Google images and sifting through all the pictures of little dancers on Tumblr is a long and inefficient process, plus I don’t necessarily want to single out a dancer on this). But here’s an example of what swayback looks like static with a dancer just standing:

So when a dancer bends back like this for something like a layout, or executes an arabesque, the effect is more of a “crunch” than a “lift.”

Here’s a good example of Elliana where you can see that she’s liftng up and OUT of her back, maintaining her beautiful length and bending in the right spot:

If you were to rotate the picture so that she was in a split, her lower abdomen would be perfectly perpendicular with the ground, not puffed outward so her back were in a C-shape.

While you never know what growth and puberty will do to someone (she could very well lose a lot of flexibility naturally as she gets older) she probably won’t have a lot of issues with her back as she gets older because she’s not flat-out abusing it with her bending.