restriction point

septic-soldier  asked:

Hey jack, this doesn't really effect YOUR content specifically but what do you think about the YouTube LGBTQ+ restriction? From my point of view it is ridiculous and should be dealt with immediately.

At first I was like “well it seems like everyone is effected by the restriction mode” but then I thought about it a bit more. If people are being restricted as “inappropriate content” just because they’re LGBT channels then that’s absolute bullshit.

The fact that we dont know how or why restriction mode works is ridiculous. Youtube need to speak up. EDIT: YT have since issued an explanation https://twitter.com/ytcreators/status/843613347367079937

Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”

Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.

Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?

"Why don't I identify with my _________ sign?"

The planet may be weakly aspected, overruled or overlapped by another placement, in Detriment or Fall, in a house where it is not comfortable, or negatively aspected with other strong parts of your chart. Those are the most common (and likely) reasons, but there are specific possibilities for each planet and either luminary, so I will explain them below.

SUN: The Sun is your base personality, your ego, or your sense of self. This is you on the simplest and most succinct level, but certainly not the most comprehensive. While your Sun sign will have a kind of influence over every part of your life and character, it is merely the starting point – your other planetary placements add to and alter those traits. For example, if you are a Libra, you may not feel like a charming or flirtatious person as many stereotypes suggest, but that might be due to your Virgo Venus. I find that the sign your Mercury is in while have a great impact on what you do and don’t relate to, and I’ll get to that in a second.

MOON: The Moon is your heart and your past. It is about feelings and one’s core wants and needs. However, your Moon sign describes your natural way of operating on an emotional level, and many people grow past that. It is what you inherently or somehow immediately know, somewhat like the way babies cry to communicate every imaginable emotion that they feel must be conveyed – except, for example, if you have a Sagittarius Moon, your instinct may be to run, be careless or optimistic rather than to cry. That’s what the Moon is about: instincts. And instincts can be manipulated or ignored in order for you to grow.

MERCURY: Mercury is the way you think, speak, and learn. It is the intellectual planet, having everything to do with the mind. That being said, your Mercury sign is the one you think like, and it is very common for this to be a sign one greatly identifies with. However, it’s easy for the Sun to overrule this planet’s position, and it’s also easy to overanalyze your reactions and inner processes to the point of seeing yourself as something you’re not, which is something I’ve noticed is exceptionally common with people who have Mercury in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces (the signs where it is in Domicile, Exaltation, Detriment, and Fall).

VENUS: Venus is your romantic and artistic side (or lack thereof). This planet rules the love and beauty department. The way you express affection (either romantically or platonically), your opinion on art and fashion, and your aesthetic choices will be determined by your Venus sign. It is possible for the Sun to overlap this placement as well, but also Mercury, especially if you’re a thinking-over-feeling type of person, and Mars, which rules passion and ambition. It is also not uncommon for someone to have chosen to condition themselves to behave a certain way in relationships or during creative exploits due to life circumstances or even simply their personal philosophies on those subjects.

MARS: Mars is your sex drive and determination. Mars is the planet of action, and thus it rules when, how, and where you choose to act upon strong feelings and intentions. Your Moon and Saturn signs have a great impact on this planet’s expression, and can restrict it to the point where you no longer trust your Mars impulses or reactions. I believe that the Mars sign is too ordinarily suppressed, and the reason you might not relate to it is that you could be ignoring it, refusing to acknowledge it as a relevant part of you.

JUPITER: Jupiter is your luck, morals, and life path. This planet is not only about what you’re good at and how staying true to that will benefit you, but how it can benefit others as well, and whether or not profiting yourself is more important to you than profiting others. However, since this sign also points to the lifestyle that will prove virtuous to you, it is something you have to grow into. Jupiter identification, unless another placement implies otherwise, is something that must be searched for and discovered, or accidentally (luckily) stumbled upon. And age has nothing to do with that.

SATURN: Saturn is your fear and sense of obligation. Saturn is the planet that tells you, “No, you can’t do that!” for a slew of probably irrelevant reasons that, strangely, mean a lot to you, and seem logical enough when at that moment but later look like nothing but irrational excuses that cushion one’s inhibitions. It is said that Saturn is the karmic planet, which means that it points to the negative things you did or that happened to you in your past life which will come back to haunt you in this one. Other than the general probabilities as to why you don’t relate with a particular planetary position, there aren’t usually many things clouding your ability to relate to it, and you might just not have encountered its affects on you yet.

URANUS: Uranus is your innovation and need for change. It is the planet that rules your inner rebel, but primarily values progression over wanting to “shake things up.” It is all about caring for humanity and community while still being original and unique. Ironically (and quite amusingly), the planet of individuality is one of the slowest to move, so extremely large groups of people will have the same Uranus sign. It, along with the next two on this list, is considered a generational planet, and you may not relate to it because it’s not meant for you to relate to, personally, but for your entire peer group, as well. If you want to notice the affects of this planet, look perhaps not directly inward and at yourself, but at the entire population of people who share your Uranus sign.

NEPTUNE: Neptune is your imagination and receptivity. It is about all things illusory and inspiring, desired but unreachable, mysterious but widely searched for. Neptune rules everything divine, whatever is beyond; it is perhaps the most spiritual planet, next to Pluto. But its influence is often hidden and shrouded in confusion. If you don’t relate to it, start looking in unfamiliar or frustratingly evasive places, such as the truth and fate of this generation and the last. You may find its affects amidst chaos and healing alike.

PLUTO: Pluto rules all powerful transformation and regeneration. This planet can take up to thirty years to change signs, so if you do not see its affects in yourself, look at the last few generations and all the great, irreversible changes that have been made during their time.

Trust me – it can take a lot of time to find the way a planetary placement applies to you personally, but humans are complex creatures and if you dig deep enough, I guarantee that astrology will become significantly reflective to you.

Star Trek: Discovery to ditch a long frustrating Trek rule

Star Trek: Discovery is shedding a creative restriction that’s long frustrated top writers on previous shows in the franchise.

Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg — working from a creative roadmap laid out by executive producer Bryan Fuller — are delivering a Trek saga that gets rid of one the franchise’s decades-old limitations in an effort to evolve the series.

As part of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future (and one that Trek franchise executive producer Rick Berman carried on after Roddenberry’s death in 1991), writers on Trek shows were urged to avoid having Starfleet crew members in significant conflict with one another (unless a crew member is, say, possessed by an alien force), or from being shown in any seriously negative way.

This guideline wasn’t strictly followed across all 700 previous franchise episodes, of course (there are especially some notable exceptions in The Original Series). But in an aspirational effort to make the future more idyllic, Starfleet crew members typically weren’t supposed to demonstrate baser human flaws. For writers on Trek shows, the restriction has been a point of behind-the-scenes contention (one TNG and Voyager writer, Michael Piller, famously dubbed it “Roddenberry’s Box”). Drama is conflict, after all, and if all the conflict stems from non-Starfleet members on a show whose regular cast consists almost entirely of Starfleet officers, it hugely limits the types of stories that can be told.

So for the CBS All Access series coming Sept. 24, that restriction has been lifted and the writers are allowed to tell types of stories that were discouraged for decades.

“We’re trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions,” Harberts said. “People have to make mistakes — mistakes are still going to be made in the future. We’re still going to argue in the future.”

“The rules of Starfleet remain the same,” Berg added. “But while we’re human or alien in various ways, none of us are perfect.”

The handling of these inner-Starfleet conflicts will still draw inspiration from Roddenberry’s ideals, however. “The thing we’re taking from Roddenberry is how we solve those conflicts,” Harberts said. “So we do have our characters in conflict, we do have them struggling with each other, but it’s about how they find a solution and work through their problems.”

Another major change is the new series is heavily serialized, unlike all the previous iterations which mostly consisted of close-ended episodes (with occasional story arcs that were two or three episodes long, plus Deep Space Nine‘s more ambitious Dominion Wars arc, among other examples). Serialization likewise makes it very difficult to keep all conflict from external sources because Discovery isn’t telling a new destination-based adventure each week. When you create dramatic storylines among the crew that spans an entire season or more, there should be some real friction and not just have the crew sitting around cheerfully playing tri-dimensional chess whenever they’re not under direct attack.

There’s also the fact the last Trek series (Star Trek: Enterprise) went off the air 12 years ago and the TV drama storytelling has evolved to be more realistic since then — and so has sci-fi. A former Trek writer, Ron Moore (who, like Piller, was outspoken about Trek‘s limitations), conceived of his acclaimed 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot as a way of telling the types of morally murky stories that Deep Space Nine and Voyager wouldn’t allow. Moore, Piller and Discovery‘s Fuller all worked on late 1990s Trek shows, collectively trying to push the format’s creative envelope in bold new ways. Mind you, Discovery isn’t nearly as dark as BSG — it’s very much Star Trek and Starfleet officers have still evolved in all respects from where we are now. As always, they’re admirable people you wish you knew in real life. But the show’s producers will have the freedom to depict a wider and more realistic bandwidth of human (and alien) drama.

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On Monday, CBS announced Star Trek: Discovery will debut Sunday, Sept. 24 (first on CBS, then shifting to CBS All Access streaming service). EW has more to come, follow @jameshibberd for the latest.

Connected part 3 [tom riddle x reader]

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

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


When you woke up on Thursday morning, you felt pretty excited for the day. Not because of Tom, but because you wanted to find out what’s going on. Maybe a little bit because of Tom as well.

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Where Oswald Makes the Colour Purple his Own

The first time Oswald wears purple again after coming back from the dead it isn’t his choice. He’s sitting upright in a hospital bed, the bandages wrapped round his abdomen tight and restrictive to the point where he can barely move. He’s been left a pile of clothes on the visitors chair; jumpers, shirts, slacks. All off the rack and nothing at all like the tailored suits and dramatic coats hanging in his wardrobe back at the Van Dahl estate. Cold in the thin hospital gown, he reaches out to grab the nearest jumper, breath coming out in short huffs as his stitches pull and scream out in protest. It’s only once he’s successfully got it on, sweaty and red-faced with exhaustion, that he realises the colour: mauve. It’s nothing like the deep, rich purples he used to wear yet he still hears the soft ‘I’m partial to the purple’ and before he knows it he’s muffling sobs into the slightly too-long sleeves. He’s alone. He’s totally alone.

The second time is when he finally has access to his old clothes. What with his power and influence having fizzled away into almost nothing the second his back hit that icy cold water, he’s had a lot of work to do. Planting seeds, encouraging whispers. Penguin’s back, they say. Awed and nervous and baffled. A steady stream of old but loyal informants and allies have been trickling back to him and he’s thankful that even after everything he still has Gabe, still has Zsasz. And now he has his battle armour, too. Going through the clothes, he takes out a pinstripe suit followed by a purple tie. He lets the silk glide through his fingers in consideration before eventually slipping it round his neck. Its weight is a comfort. As if Ed’s there with him, murmuring encouragements ‘you can do it, Oswald, I believe in you’. He goes down stairs, by-passing his portrait with the obnoxious question mark now blazoned across it and into the lounge to join the gathered crowd all eager to hear what his next plans are. He touches the knot of the tie gently with the tips of his fingers and straightens his back.

The third time he’s standing in front of the newly opened Iceberg Lounge, press from every paper and news station in the city gathered around him. Journalists call out questions to him; how he feels about his success being dubbed the comeback story of the century, does he have anything to say to those who said he couldn’t do it, what’s it like being more influential than ever before. He rearranges the purple pocket square so the small flash of colour will show up clearly in every photo taken that night. Deliberate. Mocking. He smirks into the cameras, chin cocked up in defiance. Look what I’ve done, Eddie. And all without you.

The fourth time he has a gun pressed into the small of The Riddler’s back. He forcefully walks Ed to a nearby chair and orders him to sit down. He drops down into it, long legs awkwardly drawn towards him as Oswald crowds in close. Now facing him, Ed’s eyes flick down and away from Oswald’s face to take in the colour of his waistcoat. Purple. Elegant and dark. They widen slightly in realisation and he opens his mouth to say something when Oswald roughly grabs him by the jaw, effectively interrupting him before he even can even begin. He presses his fingers into Ed’s skin, his nails leaving little crescent moon indents, and rakes his gaze from the tips of Ed’s polished brogues up to the curve of his hat.

“Never did like green,” he sneers with distaste.

English vocabulary

All words are taken from Magoosh vocabulary builder!

Anomaly - something or someone that is strange or unusual
Constraint - something that constrains; a restriction
Pinnacle - the highest point; a point of greatest achievement or success
Apex - the highest point of something; the moment of great success, expansion, etc.
Paragon - a person of preeminent qualities, who acts as a pattern or model of some given quality
Audacity - insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional
Exemplar - something fit to be imitated; ideal, model
Intimation - the act of intimating; the thing intimated; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice

Eradicate - to destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically
Extrapolate - to infer by extending known information
Crystallize - to give something a definite or precise form
Tarnish - to soil, sully, damage or compromise; to lose its lustre or attraction; to become dull
Delegate - to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
Retract - to pull back inside; to take back or withdraw something one has said
Abstain - to keep or withhold oneself; to refrain from something
Misconstrue - to interpret erroneously; to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand   

Elaborate - highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated
Irrefutable - undeniable; unable to be disproved or refuted
Embryonic - something, especially a project, that is very new and still evolving; yet to reach its full potential
Impermeable - impossible to permeate; not allowing passage
Unprecedented - never before seen or done, without precedent
Negligible - able to be neglected, ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern
Malleable - flexible, liable to change
Robust - evincing strength and health; strong

i’m literally so fat omg😩i’ve only lost 10-15 pounds this year whereas so many others have lost sooo much more weight and it’s so much more noticeable. i know it’s because i can’t control my fatass around food but i’d been getting better at restricting to the point where i only ate 400 cal a day but then my binge cycles came back. i’m honestly so done with myself and i don’t know how to get myself back on track.

Logan

Dir. James Mangold

Originally posted by neqns

So let’s jump straight into it. The most, and probably the only, disappointing aspect of this film were finding out that the false rumor of a no credit scene was in fact true. Logan ended, and it just ended; Plain and simple. However, looking at the rest of the movie, it definitely didn’t need one.

Logan, Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the character he was meant to be, the wolverine. He has never disappointed in his role, as a matter of fact, he has mastered it and perfected it through every film he’s been featured in. Logan is when he reaches enlightenment. Old man Logan is above the expectations you’ll ever set, he depicts the old and retired like wolverine the way it was meant to be; we have that rated R to thank. From his foul language to brutal fatalities, Hugh Jackman went all out for this role; it almost brought me and everyone else in that theater to tears. Honestly, it probably did bring some tears without a doubt. It didn’t hit me until I left the theater that this would be the last time we’d see him in those shoes, nobody else can really walk in them after that; Logan set the bar pretty high.

The film runs for almost 2 and a half hour long, and not a single moment went to waste. I can definitely confirm that you’ll be on your toes each minute; Logan never has a dull moment to spare. This is such an advantage because it makes the movie shorter than what it is, because audiences are so engaged. The story was coherent and logical. In the simplest aspect, the film was about a road trip; a journey at that. There are “bumps in the road” during their trip and some changes in events but it all escalates to one climax, a simple story road map. It keeps the film enjoyable and not complex. The factor that makes the Old man Logan adaption so spot on is because of the Logan’s R rating.

If it wasn’t for Deadpool, Logan wouldn’t have been the masterpiece it was. Hugh Jackman would not have gotten the farewell movie he deserved, and in after watching that movie, and dumbed down PG-13 rating would have done damage if anything. Wolverine is made to savage and depicted without censorship; he’s violent and gruesome with a touch of sincerity here and there. With Logan, we can finally see the full scope of what that is. Now, there were some scenes that deliberately included R rating images, I’m sure only to qualify the movie as being so. However, it wasn’t depicted in a fashion that was thrown in the movie; it was done smoothly and fit just fine.      

There are some areas that make me question a perfect score. Like the exploration of character. In Logan, all the mutants are gone, there are hints to what has happened but nothing truly answered (comic book readers know I’m sure). There are only three original mutants in the film, most likely the last. One of them (no names, no spoilers) was a supporting role but had his significance, but I don’t think we knew enough of him to see why he was in the story. It made sense why he was there during the timeline but some background would have cleared up the story; these are just my personal opinions of course. Another factor was the ending. Not giving away anything but, personally I felt like some ties were left loose, not bringing closure to a story that was meant to have complete closure (or at least I think so…).

Overall the best qualities were the depiction of Logan without a rating restriction and a new point being the realism the film had. Even though it was obviously fiction, the setting and actions of the characters and “rules of the world” were entirely placed in realism. The year was past 2020 and everything looked logically of how it might look during those times, not like a sci-fi adventure film. I think films that incorporate fiction and realism together in unity are fiction works done extremely well. It accomplishes the “what if” question.

Verdict: 9.5/10 “it’s sad to see Hugh go, but he didn’t leave wolverine without a proper goodbye”

Saturn can be so restricting… so restricting to the point where you’re not allowed to breathe. Everybody has Saturn in their chart… Everybody knows how this feels. It hurts.

Remember that in order to improve, you must rest and give yourself a break. Sometimes in life, you must stop and take a deep breath. Yes, you may have failed a task, and yes, maybe failing to do what you wanted to do was your image of the end of the world… But failure will always lead to success if you work for it. There is no end to the world you live in.

To drive to your destination, you always have to stop at a red light. If you keep on having the mentality to pass it, you’ll crash. Resting and stopping is never a waste of time. It’s essential.

That’s why Saturn slows and delays. It’s so easy to beat yourself up, but you often do this because you feel behind… But you are never really behind. You’re simply stopping. Society gives you a pace to follow, but ultimately, you make your own pace. Just because the world thinks you’re behind doesn’t mean you’re not. In a societal sense, sure, but it’s ultimately your life. Your pace. Your standards. Your choices.

Remember to take a deep breath every once in a while.

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This journal is so close to being full.
I’m excited to start a new journal, but I’m still deciding what ways the next journal should be different from this one and in what ways it should be the same.

Should I shoot for larger pages with more space to fill or would I find that intimidating?
Should I find a journal with less pages, so it won’t take me quite so long to fill it up? (I’m one year & two months into this one, and I doubt it will be finished before July.)

Should it be themed or organized as opposed to how random this journal was? Would I find that restricting at some point and give up on the journal?

Still, I’m excited to start a new journal soon. I love a blank slate.

Tutorial #7: Character Turnaround Sheet

A turnaround model sheet of your character can be a very useful tool. Animators and comic artists use turnaround model sheets to help them stay on-model as they draw characters from different angles and in varying poses. You can also use your turnaround sheet as a reference to create a maquette of your character.

Materials

  • pencil
  • paper
  • ruler
  • tracing paper (optional)
  • scanner/printer (optional)
  • Photoshop (optional)


Step 1

Once you’ve chosen a character you want to use, draw them in a front, three-quarter and side/profile view. You should choose a pose that conveys your character’s personality. For example, if your character is shy, you could draw them slightly hunched over, with their knees bent and pigeon-toed, as if they’re trying to hide themselves from the outside world.

I prefer to use relatively simple poses that will allow me to see the character’s body from all angles. You’re free to draw them in as dynamic a pose as you want. Just remember that you’ll be drawing this pose from various angles!

I started by loosely drawing the front, three-quarter and side/profile view free hand.

Tom Bancroft, author of Creating Characters With Personality, suggests you draw these three poses free hand, without restricting them to fit within a certain height. You can make adjustments later, to make your lineup cohesive. Avoiding restrictions at this point will allow you to experiment freely to find the strongest poses to use.

However, for the sake of cohesion, I suggest you try to keep the proportions relatively close to each other. For example, try to keep the eyes, nose, and mouth at around the same height within the face in each pose, the hands and clothes at about the same length, the hair within the same size, etc.  


Step 2

Tighten your sketches a little bit more, taking into consideration the structure of your character and their geometric build up. This will help you maintain the shapes cohesive as they turn in space. (i.e. oval head, cylindrical legs and arms, cone torso, etc.)

I focused on strengthening the structure of the character and tried to keep it cohesive throughout by basing my second round of sketches on geometric structures (you can omit the character’s arm in profile view to allow a better view of the torso).

I used tracing paper over my original sketches to define the geometric buildup. I then tightened my sketches basing the form on the geometric structures I defined. Note that at this point I added more detail to the outline and structure of the face in particular.

It’s important to keep human anatomy in mind when you begin to define your character’s silhouette in three-quarter and profile view. You might want to look up references as you work, use a mirror or ask a friend to pose for you.

Keep in mind that foreheads, noses and chins often protrude noticeably, as well as the back of the head. These are key in creating an appealing and believable head shape. Eyes rest within eye sockets, which will make them much less visible in profile view. Try to visualize your character’s form in three dimensional space as you draw. Think of the volume of the shapes and how they would look from a particular angle.

Flat shapes are boring and do little to create the illusion of volume in a drawing. Take care to create variation within your character’s silhouette. Even if your character is skinny, their body will have mass and volume. Use this opportunity to really try to understand the way your design would work in three dimensional space.


Step 3

To create the back and back three-quarter views, take your front and three-quarter views and flip them horizontally to use as a reference. I scanned mine and flipped them in Photoshop. If you don’t have access to these, you could use tracing paper or a light box or draw them free hand.

  • Tracing paper: trace your sketches, then turn the sheet upside down for the flipped version.
  • Light box: place your sketch upside down on the light box to get the flipped version.

Place tracing paper over your flipped sketches and draw the back view of each pose.

I flipped the sketches on the left and referenced them, using tracing paper, to create the back and three-quarter back views to the right.

The purpose of the flipped sketch is to provide a silhouette you can base yourself on, but don’t get stuck on trying to keep the silhouette perfect. Make adjustments as you see fit to accurately portray the pose from the angle you’re looking at it. Use geometric structures to help you visualize the shapes as you would see them from behind.

When you see the face in your flipped sketch, imagine what the back of the head would look like. Is the character wearing a hat? What kind of hairstyle do they have?

When you see the torso, picture what the back of it would look like. Is the character standing up straight or hunched over? Would the torso be pointing toward the viewer or away from him? (in my case it’s pointing away).

When you see the feet and hands, picture how much of the toes and fingers you would see from behind. Would you see them at all?


Step 4

Tighten your lineup and make necessary adjustments to make the figures align properly. Photoshop can be very useful in this instance, since it allows you to select specific areas and realign, stretch and rotate them however you want.

If you don’t have access to Photoshop, you can use a ruler to create guides for yourself.

I put all my sketches together in Photoshop, added guides, and made all necessary adjustments to the sketch before finalizing the turnaround sheet.

More Examples

Turnaround model sheets for my characters Luther and Sloan. 

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Made a new map today! I’ve been finding that a lot of my maps tend to have a lot of elevation, especially around the middle; so this was my attempt to break that habbit. For anyone unfamiliar with the game, hight advantage is really powerful in Heroscape, so if a map only has one highpoint, it can be very hard for the other team to come back after losing the initial play for the high ground.

My thought for this was to have the starting areas high, so they’re easier to defend and require less turns to get to mid. With this, I kept high points restricted to the edges of the map so players would be able to avoid these areas if they’re controlled by an opponent. Let me know what you think!

Little difference or no at all.

BTS Au

Part1 / …

A/N: This was a fun idea I had, hope you guys like it. Sorry for any mistakes made down in the text.

Word count:  2,088

Warnings: Blood and bad language, violence as well.


  With the beginning of the last semester of the last school year for you, you had to change institutions.Why? Well long story, that doesn’t need to be told. Your first day was normal, for now.You walked onto the new ,to you, grounds and made your way to the big building in the middle. You took a deep breath and placed a smile onto your lips. Walking inside the classroom, your teacher introduced you.

“Now everyone, this is your new classmate. I know you are all graduating this year and there is only one semester left, but I hope you will make friends with her.”she stepped back making way for you

“Hello, my name is Y/N and I will be joining you this last few months.” your teacher pointed at a free seat and you went there.Placing your books onto the table ,you proceeded with taking notes. A few girls turned to look at you, but not in a bad way, surprisingly. 

 The sound of a pen dropping made you look to your side, you picked it up and passed it over to your neighbor. “Here you go, you must have pushed it by accident.” the boy’s head moved towards you and he took the writing instrument back.What struck you first was how beautiful he was.Flashing you a smile ,he said his name.

“Thank you, my name is Jung Hoseok by the way.Nice to meet you.”

“Like wise.You already know mine.” someone shushed behind you and you looked at your notebook again, whispering a sorry

“Can someone tell me how one can treat a wound?”the teacher asked, a few people answered but she wasn’t too happy.Her eyes fell onto you. “Ah yes.Y/N would you like to answer?” you leaned and looked at the picture.

“What caused it Miss?”you asked 

“Does it matter?” 

“It does.A knife cut can be very deep or just a scratch, a gun wound can be treated differently depending weather or not there is a bullet in the body. I personally would wash it off first and then disinfect just in case.” you crossed your hands in front of your chest and continued “Am I in a hurry?Do I have everything I need?”you started asking

“Y/N what does that have to do with anything?”

“Well if I am in a hurry and don’t have most of the essentials ,I won’t have enough time to do everything, so I will just tie something around it to stop the bleeding.That is until I find a safe place “ 

“Ok…the answer is correct, but you are overthinking things a tad bit.”

“Haha, you are right Miss.” you realized everyone was looking and laughed it off

  You were still new so during lunch you had to go alone. Before the bell rang you went to the bathroom to wash up a bit. There was also something else…you had this uneasy feeling that someone was looking and following you the whole time you were in the school building.The ladies restroom would be the perfect place to hide for a bit, so you went there.

  Surprisingly there was no one occupying it, at all. You washed your face and leaned onto the sink to take a breath. You let go when you felt someone pull your body back and against the last stall’s door.In front of you were three boys. The one that was obviously their leader ,was holding your neck and pushing you even more flush against the wooden door. The other two were holding your arms.

“Morning gorgeous.”said the leader “Names Mike.How are you doing during this fine day?”he grinned disgustingly 

“You sound hilarious like that Mike.”said one of the them, the fatter

“Shut up!”he yelled out and turned to look at you again “Don’t you talk like this?So mannered.”he smiled and you just stared “Look at that shine in your eyes, I just love it.”he groaned 

“Mike are you sure this is a good idea?”said the other underdog

“It is if I say so!”what a temper this guy had “Plus that.”he lifted your skirt up a bit “Look what she is wearing. I bet there was a reason.” he looked in your eyes “So shiny and innocent.Look she is trembling.”the other two idiots laughed and something in you snapped “Oh.”he noticed “You stopped resisting.See boys what did I tell you.”

 You bend your knee and kicked this Mike guy, letting him fall back.The other two were easy. You grabbed them and bashed their heads together, falling next to their boss.You moved your jaw a bit as it made cracking sounds.

“What is going on?”asked the fat one 

“Yeah Mike!”squealed the other

  You hit the wall that was next to them and leaned a bit closer. “I will tell you what is going on.”the shine in your eyes long gone by now “If you don’t leave now, something….very very bad….will happen to you.”you said slowly 

“Careful, I can see up your skirt.”this guy was at the top of the disgusting pyramid 

  You smiled and shocked him a bit, a poisonous smile “Why don’t you?” He grinned and lowered his head, as his eyes noticed what was under.His head shot up, his eyes wide as plates.

“Mike what is it?”asked the skinny boy

 You reached out and pulled him up, smashing his back against the cold wall.One of his underdogs decided to help, but with your leg you stepped onto his chest, keeping him down.Looking towards the free one you asked. “Will you try something?” the boy trembled and hit himself “Good.”you whispered as your irises moved towards this so called Mike.

“Did you like the little surprise?”you asked ,he swallowed before speaking 

“Is that…..real…?”you reached under your dress and from the left side pulled out a gun.You gently ran the could metal against his chin “Glock 18.”you said as one of the guys cried out.Your left hand slowly fell down to his head “This baby is a
semi-automatic pistol. Do you want to know something else?” the guy shook his head “But I think you do.”he shook his head again “Yes.You.Do.” the moved to Mike’s head “You know, I want to know the same thing.”you pushed the muzzle into his skin so he could feel it better, your head crooked to the side “Will I color the wall behind you with blood or brains?”his body stiffened “Oh!”they jumped from your sudden realization “Maybe both.”

   Mike’s mouth was a bit open and you noticed.”Why are you so afraid Mikey? When a helpless girl was in your positioning you were smirking.Why so scared now?”you pulled the gun away slowly “Don’t worry, I won’t kill you.” with a forceful move you pushed the weapon into his mouth, his teeth hitting the trigger guard “How does it feel to be at the receiving end, you disgusting pig?” you removed your leg from the idiot under you and let go of Mike’s neck, leaving the gun still in his mouth “Never do this again or I will find you and display your brain to the world.Got it!?” the three idiots nodded “You two!”

“YES MA’AM!”they jumped 

“If you tell anyone what happened today, I won’t be the only one coming for a small visit.” you pulled the gun out of his mouth “No scram!” they ran like scared babies. You looked at the weapon “My babyyyyy.”you cried out “That bastard got my Glock dirtyyyy~.” sighing you took out a small bottle and wiped it as clean as you could, placing it back where it came from. You fixed your hair and lipstick and walked out of the bathroom.

 As you were walking back to the classroom, someone bumped into you. You felt your body falling back, but then stopped.Opening your eyes you saw your class mate, Hoseok. His hand was holding the stuff you threw into the air and his other arm was holding onto you tight.

“Are you ok?”he was inches from you, for the first time you couldn’t say anything back only nodded “I am sorry, I scared you a bit too much.Your heart seems like it will jump out of your chest.” his comment made you realize what actually was happening.You weren’t scared, but your heart was going crazy. He helped you stand up and gave your stuff back.

“I just tripped it’s…it’s nothing.”without knowing it you got lost into his eyes and snapped out in the right moment.You tried to relax your heart beat and made your way towards the classroom, when he reached to grab your arm. Your reflexes were on and weren’t going to let that happen. You turned around, your hand in a fist, which he caught.You leaned onto him and swung your legs, pushing Hoseok on the ground. Your thighs around his waist and his arms holding yours over your head.You were holding him tight to the ground with your legs and his strength was keeping you immobile.

  Eyes locked together and heavy breaths echoing in the hallway.

“I had one question.”he said

“What is it?”you asked trying to pry your arms away, but unsuccessfully 

“I saw Mike and his mindless lackeys follow you in the bathroom.” your body relaxed for the first time ,while being restricted at such a point 

“You came after me, because of them?” your mouth was gaping a bit and your eyes were wide 

“Of course I did. Who knows what they could have done.You are a woman after all.”you continued to be shocked

“O-oh.”you hesitated after seeing your reflection in the clean floor tiles “Yeah…woman.”your head moved to the side as you sighed

“What is going on here?”he asked not averting his sight from you “You are…different from the others.”

“What makes you think that.”your eyes piercing his 

“You walked in so timid, but in biology class as you were talking about the wounds and different scenarios, your eyes lost their warm shine.”  you let out a short and pissed laugh.With a slight disgust you said:

“What is with you and eyes shine. Do all men want a pure woman?”you asked

“So something did happen in the bathroom?”his head jumped up.You tried to pull back ,but he was holding your arms tight.Did he provoke you?How did you fall for it!?Or he was honest…? “Did he do something to you?”

“Why do you care about me so much Hoseok?”you leaned a bit “Or do you just like the idea of a helpless woman squirming under you?”you smiled devilishly “News flash. Last time I checked I am on top of you.”suddenly you felt him pull your hands down and now you were inches away from him.So close you could feel his warm breath onto your skin. The cuteness he had disappeared and a smirk took over his lips.Eyes dark, like a hawk looking at it’s pray.You have never felt this mix of excitement, fear and passion before.One could say that love was injecting itself in that concoction of hormones. 

“Maybe I like the idea of a damsel in distress.Can you hold it against a man for having fantasies?”he licked his lips and looked down your neck “But, I must say.I am starting to like this dominant vibe.”

“I am just an innocent little girl ,that does everything my mommy tells me to.”

“Oh really? Did mommy agree on you getting piercings?”he noticed your face “Why so shocked princess, you thought I wouldn’t noticed the tinny holes?”his head looked down to your skirt and slightly exposed legs “I am very curious to what those two things pressing against my body are.” you looked confused, when you realized that he was saying

“Let go!”you said

“Why should I?I have questions that need an answer.”

“I warned you.”clanking your teeth together in front of him ,you clenched your jaw 

“What are you going?”he frowned 

“Night night neighbor.” you said between your teeth as you headbutted him as hard as you could.His hands let go and you pulled away getting up fast.Patting some dust off of you, you sighed and massaged your wrists a bit. It was amazing how strong Hoseok was.

“Nice move.”your head shot back down at him as he kicked up perfectly, fixing his hair 

“How did you…?”you gasped, this guy was full of surprises

“Next time make sure you know how strong your opponent actually is.” the sound of the school bell rang and he averted his gaze from you just for a second, when he turned again you were gone. “Maybe I should be the one who must be more careful.”he smirked “See you in class Y/N.”as said as he walked away.

Something I wish I could have taught myself when I was younger and that seems to be a common problem among a lot of kids who are artsy, is the whole issue of art teachers looking down on stuff that looks too anime or cartoony and having “too rigid” standards for acceptable work. People get upset because they feel like they’re being told that the genre of art they’re into is inferior or cause they’re finding out that there isn’t a whole lot of time in class to draw personal stuff instead of having actual drawing assignments. I fell into that latter group and I can say I was a little bothered by it too. People get so upset about it that some give up on art as a career choice or even as a hobby cause of it. I didn’t go that far but I took the class a lot less seriously cause I thought it wasn’t related to the kind of stuff I wanted to do. In hindsight that was a mistake cause there was a lot of useful information I should have been paying attention to that actually translates into any kind of art. 

If I could go back and give myself any advice it would be that “Every other class is for drawing whatever you want in a notebook. Art class is for when you allow yourself to let someone else tell you what to do and how to do it so you can get out of your comfort zone, learn something new and expand your skill set. And take that painting class cause even though your hate painting, you can learn a lot from it.” 

I think a lot of us wanted art class to be an hour of just free drawing on a sheet of paper and then you get a good grade if you tried something. A “free class” if that’s what you wanna call it. Art’s not worth giving up on when it feels like you’re being restricted. Basically the point is try to see it from the teachers point of view. If they’re trying to teach a skill but you wanna do something else nothing gets accomplished and nothing is gained. Chances are the have good intentions. I’m not saying there aren’t art teachers who genuinely have a superiority complex with that kind of stuff, just make the best out of the situation cause like I said before there’s plenty of other places you can indulge. If that’s not true for you, then I apologize, but again, make sure you’re being honest when you say that.


Y’know what I’m sayin?

The more a political structure is stressed, the less individuals feel their actions impact it, the more likely and more valid political violence becomes.

All power, all government, is built on political violence. Threat of retaliation, of enforcement by armed authority, is what makes it run. It is the undercurrent to all interactions at all levels of all governments and this can not be escaped or ignored.

At a fundamental level most people understand this even if they don’t verbalize it. They know they pay taxes not only to help the common good, but because they will be jailed if they do not. They do not walk out of jail because they know they will be beaten if they do not stay. They do not fight back during the beating because they know they will be killed by authority if they do. This basic principle is how it all works itself out.

All the voting, all the procedure, the pleasantries the fundamental operating rules of government are an abstraction of this and a way to remove people from the necessity of violence to exert their political will.

When that same system is restricted to the point of suffocating itself, when people see no meaningful way to impact a system rigged in every way against them, when they have no lever of power to grab on to they will resort to violence to be heard and it’s very likely that it will work.

Revolutions, riots, street fighting between rival political factions: these are not failures of individuals, these are failures of the system they live in, a fundamental inability of government to thread the fine line between freedom and control.

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OH BOY While I was buying fabric supplies, I came across this awesome 4-way stretch fabric at my local market! It’s almost identical in colour / texture to the 2-way stretch pleather I used for my current suit and feels mega comfy! I ended up buying a few metres of it :) I’m pleased with how my current suit turned out (also the one I filmed for the tutorial) but the fact it only stretches one way can be a bit restricting, so at some point I’m gonna re-pattern and remake it with this material and see how it turns out! If I get chance I’ll add it into the current tutorial I’m working on, otherwise I’ll film it separately and make another video out of it :) I hope it’s okay with you guys! Sorry again for the mass delay ~

Toon Dark Magician
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Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned. While you control “Toon World” and your opponent controls no Toon monsters, this card can attack your opponent directly. Once per turn: You can discard 1 “Toon” card or “Manga Ryu-Ran”, then activate 1 of these effects;
● Special Summon 1 Toon monster from your Deck, except “Toon Dark Magician”, ignoring its Summoning conditions.
● Add 1 “Toon” Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Can Be Found In: The Dark Illusion (TDIL-EN032)

Toons were officialy the first archetype to debut in the game, yet took them ages to become a real threat. Most of their creatures carries lots of restrictions, going from Life Point costs to being unable to attack the turn are summoned. They also rely a lot on “Toon World” to stay effective, to the point that the vast majority will destroy themselves if the Spell leaves the field. To compensate such lethal flaws, Toons gradually balanced things with powerful effects to assist them, gaining tools that on their own can overcome many Decks. Even if they have a slow start, Toons shouldn’t be underestimated nowadays.

All Toons are counterparts of already existing and popular monsters and soon enough “Toon Dark Magician” made his debut. Like the original “Dark Magician”, this monster might not be the strongest of the bunch but compensates with some of the best effects in the build. Like many other Toons, “Toon Dark Magician” can direct attack if “Toon World” is active and the opponent doesn’t own any Toons, but he’s unable to attack the same turn is summoned. The real power of this monster comes when discarding a Toon card or “Manga Ryu-Ran”, as either will allow us to summon any Toon monster from the Deck (Except himself) regardless of their restrictions, or add a Toon Spell or Trap to our hand. This is a highly powerful ability placing “Toon Dark Magician” as one of the best monsters in the archetype, since at cost of a card almost the entire archetype will become available for any purpose and situation.

Although cannot summon his own copies, “Toon Dark Magician” is a interesting case as gains support from not only Toons but also from the original “Dark Magician” and other Spellcaster resources, making it possible to mix both themes arround this monster. A good example of their potential is “Magician’s Navigate” summoning both “Dark Magician” and “Toon Dark Magician” together. “Ebon High Magician” is a tough monster on his own, but if is defeated can bring out the Toon from the Deck as replacement. “Dark Renewal” on the other hand can either summon or revive “Toon Dark Magician” at cost of a monster of ours, yet punishing an opponent’s summon in the process. Obviously we cannot ignore its original archetype, with cards such as “Toon Table of Contents” adding him to our hand, “Toon Mask” summoning in from the Deck in response to the arrival of a tough enemy, and “Red-Eyes Toon Dragon” summoning him from the hand for free. But if you’re having troubles to summon him, various copies of “Toon Mermaid” arriving together will easily assist us for a Tribute Summon.

“Toon Dark Magician” behaves the same as most of his kind. If “Toon World” or “Toon Kingdom” are active on our field, his 2500 ATK will go through the opponent’s defenses to deal some solid damage (Unless they own a Toon). However, due he cannot attack the turn is summoned it can easily prepare the opponent against him during their turn. That’s where his unique effect comes into action, as can summon from our Deck “Red-Eyes Toon Dragon” for not only an additional summon from the Dragon’s effect, but also use them together into a Rank 7 Xyz Summon. This can become one of the best moves arround Toon monsters, as they get quick accesibility to powerful Xyz Monsters like “Number 11: Big Eye” and “Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack”. Another great candidate to be summoned is “Toon Dark Magician Girl”, the only Toon able to attack the turn she’s summoned, becoming a reliable source of damage right from her arrival. The final alternative will be “Toon Ancient Gear Golem”, able to deal piercing damage with its high ATK in case “Toon World” is not active". Remember that “Toon Dark Magician” can ignore any restrictions for his summons, giving us a chance to shortcut summon members like “Toon Summoned Skull” and “Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon”.

While in most circumstances “Toon Dark Magician” will be busy summoning his allies, we shouldn’t ignore the ability to search for archetype’s Spells and Traps. The only exceptions are their most powerful cards “Comic Hand” and “Mimicat”, but besides that restriction any other Toon is available. That obviously counts both “Toon World” and “Toon Kingdom”, ready to become activated and unleash the full potential of our Toons. “Toon Table of Contents” is one of the greatest searching effects available, so we might spare a monster to add it to our hand for later use or simply thin our Deck. Both “Shadow Toon” and “Toon Rollback” can increase the damage caused by the archetype considerably, with the possibility of becoming finishing cards to defeat the opponent. Lastly we have our defenses to punish opponent actions with, including the mentioned “Toon Mask” summoning our best Toons, and “Toon Briefcase” returning any threats to their Deck.

“Toon Dark Magician” is without a doubt one of the best monsters among Toons. At cost of a single card, this monster can prepare all sorts of setups on his own. Specially working along “Red-Eyes Toon Dragon”, summoning several monsters together which includes Xyz Monsters. Not only that, but being a Dark Magician and Spellcaster monster gives him even more options to work outside his own archetype. And that’s also his main problem, as due being a high Level monster as well having a delay to attack it will rely on other effects to be summoned on the field before is too late. But once we surpass those hiccups, “Toon Dark Magician” will either keep gathering Toons and resources with his effect, or immediately prepare the arrival of some of the best Xyz Monsters available.

Personal Rating: A+

+ Can direct attack if “Toon World” is active and the opponent doesn’t have any Toons
+ Able to summon any Toon from our Deck except himself
+ Can search Toon Spells and Traps
+ Incredible sinergy along “Red-Eyes Toon Dragon”
+ Highly supported by his archetype as well Spellcasters

- Cannot attack the turn is brought to the field
- Relies on other cards to be summoned