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anonymous asked:

Can you point me the way to any good really weird Tolkien art. Silmarillion, LOTR, something where the ??? is really strong, but in a good way.

Hm, idk if I have GREAT recs for this, or nothing you’re not likely to have already seen. @tolrone​ does some cool/weird/shapesy stuff as well as more standard painterly portraiture, @melkomelko​ just has some really charming b&w + fashion + alive but flatlining elves, @albuum​ does a lot of neat background noldor/elves interacting with mundane environments in ways I don’t often see, also I always get the impression that they’re pushing themselves re: anatomy and movement and composition! … uhhh, go to @croclock​ for dynamic poses, symbolic creepiness, and neglected characters, @eehn​ is of course king of simplified lighting and hot off-kilter palettes and shapes, i LOVE @chechula​ and @s-u-w-i’s lines and character design and …cross-hatching? just plain hatching-hatching? whatever, you know, liney shading, fuck off. @turndecassette hasn’t drawn THAT much silm stuff but all of it is literally my favorite silm art that has ever been drawn, and also, it’s kinda odd. I mean clean and classically beautiful and also, “This adventure takes place on the moon, and under the sea. The moon is under the sea.”

More people I forgot: @neirienandfriends, @cochart, @speakeasy-coyote I might just keep adding blogs to this post as they occur to me :\

Was listening to that amazing song “Ain’t no mountain high enough” from the Guardians of the Galaxy ending and while I don’t think I understood everything correctly, I heard this part:

“You don’t have to worry,
‘Cause there ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you…”

And was like “Me to my mutuals!”…before I remembered that there’s a freaking ocean between us most of the time.

Remind me again why you all live so far away, guys? X’D

(Everything of that above still counts, though.)

anonymous asked:

Hi! (please forgive me if a question similar has already been asked and I didn't see it) In a few months volleyball season is starting up and I want to build up my arm strength so that I can serve faster and harder. I don't really know what exercises works best to build up the muscle in my arm, so do you have any suggestions? Thank you in advance 😄

Push Day:

Chest: Bench Press, DB (Dumbell) Incline Press, Pec (Pectoral) Deck, Cable Crossover

Shoulders/Delts: Overhead Press, DB Shoulder Press, Side Lateral Raises, Front Lateral Raises

Triceps: Dip Machine, Overhead Tricep Extension, Rope Tricep Extensions, Cable Crossover

Pull Day: Deadlifts (whole body workout)

Back: DB Row, TBar Row, Seated Cable Rows, Lateral Pull Down, Anchored Barbell Row, Pull Ups, Chin Ups

Biceps: DB Curl, Hammer Curl, Rope Hammer Curl, Preacher Curl

Rear Delts: Face Pulls, Reverse Pec Deck

I recommend working out more than just your arms to strengthen your serve so here is my upper body workouts (straight from my faq) that can help you! :)

anonymous asked:

Do you think doing an Upper body front and back day, then core and legs day and alternating with that routine would give me results, or is the push day, pull day, core day, leg day more practical for results?

You can do whatever fits your schedule :) if 3 days a week is better go for it and mix it up if you choose as long as you give yourself time to rest between the same muscle groups… I’m actually on a new protocol rn where I’m doing 2 upper body days a week and 2 leg days because I want to improve my leg gains 😊

Done!! Phew, that’s probably the fastest painting I’ve ever done O.o Good thing is, I got that A in History!

Anyways, based on @beanpots’ awesome day\night AU and @exile-wrath’s fic! I absolutely loved both, and since I wanted to do a night themed History project, well, this happened XD

Acryllic on canvas and some sharpie and white gel pen for details. Only took like 12 straight hours to paint the whole thing .-. Don’t leave projects for the last day, guys. It hurts.

Btw thanks to my awesome bff @96rebo for listening to my midnight senseless babble and helping me pick out colors, even if you did fall asleep on me yesterday 😂😒

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anonymous asked:

WHAT are you bestist favouriteist and longest klance fics or voltron fics that you can recommend

aaaa!!! ok so i have a really bad memory so i just picked out a few longish ones that i distinctly remember liking!!

so baby, pull me closer by redburn

this one is !! just amazing!! there’s a brief nsfw implied secition but i can overlook that bc the writing is beautiful, it the does enemies to friends to lovers trope and the pining trope justice.. it’s just really beautiful as a whole

nothing’s quite as sweet by dimpleforyourthoughts, thebrotherswinchester

ok. i have a lot of feelings about this fic. i read it in one sitting and it left me sOBBING and completely reevaluating my life, it was just.. so soft? aaa i don’t know how to describe it but it’s one of my favourites, anon.

Foreign Scenes by bwyn

this fic is completed now, but every time it updated i was… over the mOOn ok?? the chemistry between the characters is.. incredible.. it was just so fun and raw and wONDERFUL?? it made me want to write again !!!

The Hustle by morvish, sinelanguage

vvvvv good im !!!! listen, i’m going through my bookmarks and clicked on this one to refresh my memory and now i’m rereading the entire thing, so that should sTRONGLY indicate that it’s Good. read for Ultimate Pining

Baby, Take Me High by yeahyouresocool

soft pining at a carnival,,, do i have to say any more??? this fic made me really happy it was just?? so lovely?? at some points i had to stop reading for a few minutes and pull myself together jkfjg

First Day of My Life by eso (cazzy)

!!!! bed sharing !!! texting !!! i love tropey fics but i love them even more when they’re done well, and this one is just!! good content m’guys

Red is the Coldest Color by EnglishCivilWar

see,, i think i know what pining is and then this fic!!! just comes and blows it right out of the water!! i generally tend to read au fics more, but this is canon compliant and sO. GOOD. also as a sidenote i love the characters so much

it’s quite bizarre, and will remain this way by mayerwien for strikinglight

this is one of my favourites, partially because of the setting, partially because of the writing itself, and mostly because i loved the character portrayals. they were just.. teenagers!! they were complex and silly and i loved them!! there was something about this that just,, resonated with me. it was really, really lovely

i’m riding higher than the sky and there is fire in every kiss by nikkiRA

ok i think its obvious by now that i’m hopelessly in love with roommate aus so i’m not always objective about them, but i pROMISE,,, this one is is sPECIAL and fUNNY and !!!! read it!!

Better than coffee by peralta

another cafe au for the hell of it, and also because im love the pining so much, and keith here is !!! mY keith you know??? god fanfiction is amazing

Sweeter Than Pumpkin Pie by konekat for kenbrah (OliviaxxMarie)

i know i recommend this one a lot, but it’s just.. so soft and in character and makes me feel at ease ya know??

Location by inelasco

i either really love wormhole/start of s2 fics or i don’t, and i really loved this one. i love lance’s character being focused on, and this one does it so well.

i hope u like some of them!!!! (btw proofreading is for the weak im sorry for any mistakes!!!)

anonymous asked:

Bucky! (or Mod Hell, whichever works best) I'm starting swing in my dance class and I have the choice of being the guy or girl. I'm really excited but I don't know which one is more fun?

if you get to pick, be both! but honestly it’s gonna depend on what kind of swing you’re doing. if it’s something with a lot of lifts, dancing the male part is gonna take a lot of strength, and being physically larger than your partner helps. if you’re dancing female, you’ll still need to be strong but it’s more about core strength as opposed to lifting strength. often getting lifted can be kinda scary–youre trusting someone else to not drop you, so that may factor in. becca and i used to make skinny stevie help us practice lifts, and while i never dropped becca, i may have tossed stevie a few times. but only when he was being extra dumb.

if youre not in a style with a lot of lifts, then go with what seems more fun! guys get to lead and have to have the confidence in themselves to do so, but girls get to do lots of spins, and tend to get flashier moves. plus they get skirts, which always seemed more fun to dance in than pants. i guess the trade-off for swooshy skirts is having to dance in heels. according to most women who have to wear them a lot, heels are the devil’s footwear.

 which is why i generally stick to my combat boots.

 well. with one notable  exception.