Fire signs are both creative and destructive. Their quick mind, hot blood and volcanic temperament make them catch on fire with enthusiasm in a flash and cool down just as quickly. Unlike the other elements, it’s physical form can only take place by consuming another element. It is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into different forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke. It is seen as the force burning inside us, giving us an iron willpower to go for our goals. After all, the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Earth signs are sensualists. They require a strong sensual input so they can experience every part of life down to the last jot and tittle. Like the earth, they are solid, rich, sultry and dependable. They always have their feet planted on the ground and possess the gift of bringing dreams into reality. They know that the beauty of the world lies in the details. Earth is a stable and nurturing element. In its fertile soil, we’ve grown the food that provides life, on its surface we live out our lives. It is the centre, foundation and mother of all things.
Air signs live in their mind. Their thoughts take them to new levels where no other element can reach. Like air, they are uncertain and unpredictable. They can spawn a vicious thunderstorm, or be as peaceful as a summers breeze. Air is the element you cannot touch or see. It is free and cannot be contained, though it is the most necessary element. It reminds us that there is much more to this world than what we can see.
Water signs are all about change. From liquid to solid to vapor, water is the epitome of metamorphosis. It is essential to our very existence, without it nothing can live. Alternately calm like the sea or containing the force of torrential rain, the emotions brought forth by this element are plentiful, indeed. They’re intuitive, mysterious, empathic and loving. They realize their intense emotions hold tremendous power and that like a river, they run deep. Overall water is infinite; for men may come and men may go, but water will flow on forever.
What I absolutely love about your art style is their lively facial expressions! Could you please show us a tutorial on how to draw them?
Thank you! There is a tutorial that I’ve been looking for everywhere to no avail so I will cook up my own thing real quick. Mind you, this is not really a tutorial, more like a demonstration. What I want to show you here is how a little detail can change the whole facial expression. To give you a good example, here are some Buttons faces with the only difference between them being the change of one feature in each row. Let’s go with eyebrows first:
Then we got eyelids:
The focus of the eyes, the dilation of the pupils and even the size of the iris:
And though this might be more “body language” than “facial expression”, but I think the position of the head/neck counts as part of an expression:
Of course there are other things you can change on your subject’s face like squishing-stretching the whole head or just some of their features, scrunching up their nose, messing up their hair, etc. It all depends on how cartoony your character is. Buttons is semi-realistic so I don’t really go to the extremes with his face.
Another thing: when it comes to conveying an expression, I first think of the basic pose (angle of the head and neck, body language), much like how you start animating lipsync by creating the body language first. You don’t get to draw in the individual mouth posings until you got the body language down.
Same with drawings. Try not to start with the details, work your way to them!
Mercury in Aries: You never slow down and you want to jump to conclusions; Your mind is quick as lightning and you have a direct and energetic way of expressing yourself. Although you may be impatient, competitive, irritable and often having difficulty concentrating, you are never boring or tasteless (when people know you). You are ready to dictate your law if necessary. You express yourself in an authoritarian way, and people generally know what you are thinking. (If Mercury is in your twelfth house, you will try to conceal your opinions, but generally without success)
Mercury in Taurus: You are thoughtful, conservative and remarkably sensible. You study the facts, construct carefully an argument, and present it diplomatically. After that, it is very unlikely that you will change your mind. Having made a reasoned decision with the necessary time, you see no reason to change your opinion. You tend to be inflexible, and it’s hard to talk to you, partly because it’s not easy for you to open up new ideas.
Mercury in Gemini: You are intelligent, curious, insightful, playful and playful, expeditious and incredibly clear. Your intellectual speed and intellectual agility are extraordinary. Your mind readily embraces, and you can talk like a mill. But you can also bow to the wind. You are far too adaptable, and you can reason on anything.
Mercury in Cancer: Sensitive and understanding, you are intuitive, thoughtful and available to listen. You can communicate with compassion, and you can absorb information so easily that it seems from time to time that you are a soothsayer. You have an astounding memory. But your moods sometimes flood your discernment and you tend to take your desires for realities.
Mercury in Leo: Theatrical, full of dignity and ambitious, you think creatively, express yourself in a colorful way and you have confidence in your opinions (less so Sun in Cancer). You never lose sight of the whole situation. You are persuasive, eloquent, and your thinking process is organized. You can also be dogmatic and bragging, but unreservedly in your enthusiasm - as often happens with positions of planets in Leo, your heat controls your tendency to brag and prevail over it.
Mercury in Virgo: You are intelligent, subtle, persistent, knowledgeable, astute, analytical and purposeful. Nothing escapes you, and especially not the logical inconsistencies. Idealist who secretly deplores the discrepancy between the state in which things are and the state in which they ought to be, you may be fussy, and exercise the profession of criticism, or of attorney. But you are also a brilliant thinker and a leading talker. Be confident: you have a fine mind.
Mercury in Libra: With your rational thinking and elegant speech, you are looking for a balanced perspective and intuitively understand that the best solution is usually the simplest. Prudent, discreet and endowed with a strong aesthetic sense, you are charming, objective and diplomatic. The opinions of those you respect are of interest to you. But in the secrecy of your mind, your thoughts oscillate from one position to another, you are prey to uncertainty and you will take time to arrive at a reasoned decision.
Mercury in Scorpio: You possess a penetrating and resourceful mind, which is constantly probing the underside of the surface. You never take anything for cash, so you often suffer from suspicion and even paranoia. But you are also analytical, sagacious, able to find all kinds of information. This is an excellent position for a detective, researcher or therapist. Mas it can be dangerous because it also confers a biting spirit and tendency to use words as a weapon.
Mercury in Sagittarius: You have a research intellect and a broad breadth of mind. Reflecting on the big questions, as you love to do, inspires you and gives you greatness in your philosophy of life. You like to speak well, and you are distracting and wise. But you can also be dogmatic, hypocritical and weak when you get into the details, and direct to the point of lacking tact. Your sense of humor saves you.
Mercury in Capricorn: Methodical, realistic and organized, you are a systematic thinker. You do your homework ; You concentrate; You act as an adult. Although you may be conventional, rigid and pessimistic, you try to be impartial and cautious to draw your conclusions, even if this means that you must overcome your prejudices. Thinker applied, you are responsible enough to make sure of what you advance, and you communicate clearly and thoughtfully.
Mercury in Aquarius: Fed with ideas, you possess an inventive spirit, often brilliant. Turning to progress, human and happy when you commit to a cause, you express yourself in a unique way and you have flashes of inspiration that often bring you an excellent understanding of things. You can completely pack yourself up for a social problem or for an abstract theory. But you can also attach yourself to an idea to the point of becoming inflexible, and deny that facts - or people - hinder you.
Mercury in Pisces: Any planet in Pisces brings the triumph of feelings on the facts. You react instinctively to people and situations, often making the right decision without knowing why. You understand how people work. And you adapt easily to changing circumstances. Your mind is receptive, subtle, compassionate and imaginative, but logic is not your forte. On the other hand, you have easy access to your intuition, which is a river of impressions and instincts that flows just below your conscious thoughts.
Aries: Captivation. Someone who not only captures but holds their flickering flames of interest, someone they can’t look away from if they tried, who melts their hearts with slow burning lava. Taurus: Fluidity. In the midst of their sturdy calm, someone who will surprise them and move them, who pushes them to their limits, who is exasperating and irresistible. Gemini: Adoration. Someone who loves the quickness of their minds, who thinks they are the world’s most beautiful puzzle, who touches them like they are a map they will never quite completely understand. Cancer: Security. In the depth and curves of Cancer’s love, they crave someone who is unwavering, who will forever hold their hand. Leo: Passion. Someone whose heart burns as brightly as theirs does, someone whose fierce spirit matches their own, whose kisses are intertwining flames. Virgo: Understanding. Someone who studies them carefully, who knows that they try their hardest, who loves their quirks and reads their bodies, who makes them feel like their every movement is a blessing. Libra: Determination. Fearful Libras with fleeting hearts crave someone who will go to the ends of the Earth for them, someone who proves with every smile that they hold unconditional love. Scorpio: Acceptance. Someone who knows their darkest shadows and brightest lights and loves it all, who never lets them forget that love. Sagittarius: Freedom. The spirit of Sagittarius is untamed, and never will be; they crave someone who will travel the world with them, who looks at them like they are the universe but will always set them free. Capricorn: Romance. The misunderstood, intricate heart of Capricorn craves boldness and sweetness, romance and adoration that overwhelms them, makes them feel like they have the world in their hands. Aquarius: Excitement. Someone who startles them, who takes their hand and leads them to new worlds, who makes them laugh harder than they ever have, whose mind is filled with things they never knew existed. Pisces: Fascination. Someone who delves into their worlds, who explores them and listens to their soft spoken stories at 3 AM, who theorizes and hypothesizes with them, who never tires of hearing them speak.
The Gemini woman is truly enchanting. However, dating her might feel more like a friendship than a real relationship due to her casual nature. This is not necessarily a disadvantage, for the casual man who shy’s away from overly romantic emotions, she is the perfect woman. Since she is the astrology sign of the duality, she offers quite the challenge. One one hand, she needs to be nurtured, loved and catered to and on the other hand, she needs stimulation and novelty. She is very demanding and if you do not provide what she wants, she will be off onto the next adventure pretty quickly. To keep her interested is a challenge, not completely impossible so she is the perfect woman for the man who likes stimulation and a challenge. She needs a partner with a quick mind, she tends to poke and prod at the emotions and the minds of those who are mentally slower than her, make sure you can keep up to her wit or you will briskly be left behind. She is prone to keeping men on a string, not completely heartlessly, she is evaluating if the man is worth her attention and her time she has no time to waste with a dull man. Once you have her approval, she can easily become jealous. The reason for her is jealousy is that if she is going to open up to a man, when she rarely completely opens up to anyone, she does not want to risk her being deceived or hurt. If you are with a Gemini woman and she becomes jealous, you are on the right track to true love! Gemini women are so exciting that they are worth the effort, you will remember her forever!
He is a great date - charming, witty, funny, clever, talkative, creative, adventurous, just make sure you can keep up with him! Women are drawn to Gemini men because of their zest for life and their vitality and enthusiasm. You may have competition if you are trying to win his heart. Do not expect to win him and keep him all to yourself. He is flighty and dictates his own,. He will not allow himself to be pinned down and ruled by a woman. You are going to be his sidekick, not his passionate lover. He loves women and is very good at persuading them and manipulating them with his cleverness getting them into bed, he will say anything to get what he wants. He is the master of seduction. If you are looking for a great fling, the Gemini man is your top choice.
Imma blow your mind real quick if nobody’s already brought this up:
We know Hussie used photoshop for homestuck. In one of the recaps you can see scribble-mode Hussie tapping really fast on a keyboard and the photoshop animation timeline is shown below the frame.
In Photoshop (and other Adobe products), a Scratch Disk is the space where temporary resources (beta kids, universe) are held to work on a project that is currently open (alpha kids, universe). Once the project (universe) is saved and closed (endgame), the resources are scratched (removed) to free up space.
Quick fact. Ready?
Concussions often result with a decrease in neuronal functioning. Why? The brain tries to protect itself by creating more stabilizing proteins for its neurons, however too many of these proteins eventually leads to nerve cell death.
hi there shar - quick question, do u mind? - would u be willing to write about The Hotest Sex Ever
“Ah yes,” Victor hums, rubbing his chin with a fond smile on his face. “I remember the time where your father and I both went to the Maldives on our first vacation after retirement. The weather warned that it would be hotter than usual but you know I don’t listen to those reports. What do they know; Makkachin could predict the weather better than they could just from lying on his side. But anyways, there was this secluded beach that had a beautiful cove at the base of the cliff and the water was beautiful and clear. We had some champagne, fed each other some fruit, one thing led to another, and soon we were making sweet love on the white sandy beach. But since I didn’t take the heat into account, I got a pretty nasty sunburn on my backside and two hand imprints between by shoulder blades made by your father. Plus, he left his sunscreen at the hotel, so his entire left half of his body ended up getting sunburned too.”
Victor gives a hearty laugh. “Man we looked ridiculous! We stayed in the hotel pretty much the rest of the vacation rubbing each other down with aloe lotion. Not what we planned, but I didn’t mind as much since I got to treat your father to a sensual massage,” Victor says. He gives this sigh that he always does when he thinks about his husband, glancing at the clock that hangs over the kitchen stove. It’s just going to be another hour till Yuuri will be done with his pupil. Victor should get dinner started so it will be ready when they come home.
Across the dining table, Anton Nikiforov-Katsuki gives a twitch of his eyebrow.
“I literally just asked you what the weather was like in Maldives as a possible honeymoon location after my wedding, but since I don’t think I’ll get that mental image of you and Dad making ‘sweet love’ on the beach, maybe we’ll go to Barcelona.”
I heard a story tonight. Sobbing girl told it to me. She was young, nice, kind and just a little bit of naive. I don’t know why she Knew certain things. I can only guess.
She spoke of happier times, when she was seeing someone, nice boy with sharp mind and quick fingers when it came to programming. He would compliment her hair, her eyes, her laugh. It felt nice.
She can’t see him now. Not after he bound her, after he stole the keys of the archive where she worked and open the doors. Those doors. They should not be opened. She doesn’t know why he did it. Or rather she does, just not what was Their side of the deal.
He wormed his way into her soul, demanded a place in her heart and stole her True Name from her lips.
She is gonna die, she knows this. But still she won’t look for him
“It was my fault, I should have protected those Names.”
She disappeared soon after, I don’t know which boy she was talking about. She didn’t say me his nickname, or what he looked like. But he is there. Somewhere
I will remember you Nom de plum
I will remember you Lucy Jackson
Till next name comes to my lips