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Some sketches

Part three of the post-apocalyptic AU. This time with my favourite Naruto girls.

Part one

Part two

These were a lot of fun to do. Instead of doing Kisame and Yahiko like I said I decided to do these, mostly because I had ran out of ideas how to draw something different for guys and still keep it in the same aesthetic. Girls were easier ‘cause their original outfits actually differ from one an other.

Ino is more of a mashup between her first, second and Last design, while Sakura and Temari are based on their Last designs.

Shiro/Lance interactions I’d like to see in future seasons:
  • Shiro laughing at one of Lance’s bad jokes/pick-up lines before he can catch himself (preferably while Keith is present, so he can shoot him a “I’m so disappointed in you” look ;p).
  • Shiro telling Lance a corny joke of his own, completely deadpan. Lance just stares at him for a moment before going, “Did you just make a joke?” and positively beaming.
  • Lance calling Shiro out on his tendency to internalize his pain and isolate himself rather than talking about it – “Just because you’re our leader doesn’t mean you don’t need help sometimes.”
  • Shiro realizing that Lance recognized this tendency bc he deals with his negative emotions in a similar fashion (seriously, this is one of the biggest things they have in common imo – we see it with Lance when he runs off to cry alone after getting homesick, and with Shiro when he waits for everyone to leave before letting out his frustration at Sendak).
  • Shiro and Lance bonding over the fact they were both international (or first-gen?) members of the Galaxy Garrison.
  • A scene where Lance tells Shiro he’s his hero.
  • Shiro getting to see more of Lance’s serious side.
  • Shiro accidentally revealing his dorky/less serious side one day and Lance being absolutely delighted (totes inspired by Josh Keaton saying Shiro likes memes but would never tell Lance).
  • Like just imagine Shiro delivering a very poignant speech before a battle one day, and when it cuts to everyone else’s faces they’re all smiling softly, looking inspired….except for Lance, who’s grinning like his birthday just came early. “Dude did you just quote [Generic Cheesy Sci-Fi Action Film]?! My favorite movie of all time?!”
  • More of these fond looks from Shiro when Lance is goofing around:
keith has a huge collection of knives

the day he lets Lance touch them is the happiest in Lance’s life since they starting dating, cause Keith annihilates anyone who touches his knives

Lance secretly learns everything about knife care, buys special stuff for polishing

Keith legit tears up when Lance shows him a perfectly polished knife with a shy smile on his face

they kiss for three hours straight

bonus: Pidge calls Keith gross for including knife care in their foreplay

anonymous asked:

H-hey... Do you do requests? If you do, can I request a Percy Jackson drawing? It's for my best friend, we haven't seen each other for a while and wanted to give something to her. Of course, I'll credit you for the art. And if you don't take requests, it's okay, I understand.

i did a quick sketch of Percy so i hope this is ok!

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anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on the theory that Dipper is treated unfairly throughout GF? For example, Dipper sacrifices a lot for Mabel, while she only seems to sacrifice her sock-puppet show for him. There are also many suggestions in the show that some episodes overlap, like that from July 11-15, Sock Opera, Blendin's Game and Into the Bunker overlap. Which means D was under a LOT of pressure that week and he sacrificed a LOT for his sister. But she doesn't thank him for that. What are your thoughts?

See, maybe it’s the big sister in me, because I’ve never understood this particular complaint. The fact is, Dipper loves Mabel so much that her happiness is his own; his actions of sacrifice on her behalf are freely chosen. That’s why Bill’s behavior in “Sock Opera” is so insidious; he builds on Dipper’s momentary frustration with Mabel (why won’t she help me?!?!) by bringing up the various ways he’s helped her in the past, implying that she hasn’t done much to return the favor. He seeks to engender resentment where there was none, where Dipper was previously unwilling to give him so much as a stitch of Mabel’s puppet show; hey, she worked hard on those.

The key assertion I have to address here is that “Dipper sacrifices a lot for Mabel, while she only seems to sacrifice her sock-puppet show for him.” I imagine that viewers come to the conclusion that Dipper has the losing end because, when they compare Dipper’s problems to Mabel’s, they see Dipper’s as more serious. Dipper has a crush he can’t shake (relatable), Mabel is gaga over a pig she just saw at the fair (less relatable); Dipper is pursuing the latest lead in his search for the Author (important), Mabel is rigging up an elaborate puppet show to impress the Boy of the Week (unimportant). Yet the show is always keenly aware that Mabel’s problems, as trivial as they may seem to us, are as important to her as Dipper’s are to him. Bill highlights this when he says, “Who would sacrifice everything they’d worked for just for their dumb sibling?”, causing Mabel to respond, “Dipper would.” Dipper’s “everything” is his investigation of Gravity Falls and Mabel’s “everything” is her puppet show, but each of their projects is everything. Coming from Mabel, the sacrifice of the sock puppet show–and, by extension, of a shot at the “epic summer romance” she’s been seeking as ardently as Dipper has been seeking the answers to his questions–is a very real loss, one she’s willing to accept because Dipper would do and has done as much for her.

Nor is Mabel’s puppet show the only casualty of her greater love for her brother; the loss of her dream world is no mean thing. Mabeland might not be to everyone’s taste (I would personally have thinned out the crowd and lowered the 80s club music a notch), but it’s Mabel’s ideal universe; it’s a world where everything is as she wants it, where she’s never bored or lonely, where every boy loves her, where the high court judge is a kitten. With the threat of change weighing on her and the most important relationship of her life under siege, the prison bubble presents Mabel with an irresistible retreat. Bill, who has banked on human greed in the past to great success, believes that the trap is inescapable, that no one handed all their heart’s desires on a plate will be capable of leaving (just as Mabel is taken in by her desperation to stop time, Dipper wavers when presented with the possibility of growing up on the spot). But without Dipper, all of it is hollow; she prefers in the end to leave her safe place and to follow him into an uncertain world.

For much of the show, Dipper is the more responsible one within the context of their relationship. Regardless of actual birth order, Mabel is the baby; sometimes the baby gets in a habit of relying on charm to carry her through, taking it for granted that her older siblings will always step up to the plate on her behalf, because she’s just that cute (looking at you, youngest sibling in my own family). But if Mabel’s occasional thoughtlessness with regard to Dipper is a character flaw, it’s worth measuring against the depth of her concern for the world at large, a quality that Dipper himself, who tends to value his select group, could stand to learn from. Dipper’s only real issue with the destruction of Northwest Manor and all of its visitors is that Mabel happens to be among them; Mabel is the first to see the potential for redemption in Pacifica, even though Dipper is the one who becomes close to her.

But Mabel loves Dipper more than anyone, and she is grateful to him for everything he does for her and shows it. She apologizes to him at the end of “Sock Opera” for letting a transient enthusiasm skew her priorities: “I spent all week obsessing over a dumb guy. But the dumb guy I should have cared about was you.” After escaping the prison bubble, she makes it clear to him that he can stay with Ford if he wants to–her noblest moment in the series, because Dipper is her entire world, infinitely more to her than crushes and pet pigs and magical trees that grow stuffed animals. He stays with her, not out of guilty obligation, but because he wants to be with her–because she’s his best friend, because growing up without her would be unthinkable. He’s a fair-minded guy, not one to take the fall without good reason–when he operates against her in “The Time-Traveler’s Pig,” he does so on the assumption that her pig is an enthusiasm of the moment and that his love for Wendy is permanent. When he realizes that losing Waddles will truly hurt her, he doesn’t hesitate. “I could never break your heart, Mabel.”

But look at how she thanks him. She knows this wasn’t easy for him and she’s ready to show him how much it means to her. She tackles him in sheer strength of feeling. She lifts him right off his feet.

Treated unfairly? Dipper gets back everything he gives away with interest. Dipper’s happiness is his sister’s happiness and he always gets it because he is her happiness. Dipper is a lucky kid.

S3 prediction that probably won’t happen.

The first time Shiro was lost, Keith obviously couldn’t cope. After the Kerberos mission, we know something happened which led to him being expelled from the GG… behavioral problems (outburts or digging into the mission files)

And at the end of s2, he’s lost Shiro again. How will he cope? Knowing this time he was RIGHT THERE and still couldn’t save him. But this time, Keith isn’t alone in dealing with the loss.

I’m predicting s3 opening with the whole team dealing with Shiro’s loss. Before figuring out their next step… They’re comforting each other, sharing stories. Katie shares about Shiro visiting her house before Kerberos and having dinner with her family, about his friendship with Matt.

Then, it’s Keith’s turn. And he’s reluctant to talk, he’d rather be alone… but Allura (or Coran?) convince him to talk about Shiro, to help him work out his emotions.

And Keith decides to talk about meeting Shiro at the GG. About how he was a year ahead of him, helped him deal with working with a team for the first time. How he trained with Shiro and how Shiro helped him cope with military life, how he was the first real friend he’d ever had.

Then, he talks about Shiro being a prodigy and taking more and more advanced classes, about him moving through the ranks quickly- he was years younger than others, but twice as good a pilot. He talks about how he would see Shiro less and less- and then one day Shiro showed up at Keith’s barracks, beaming with excitement because he was going to be the youngest pilot to fly an official scientific mission. How he was being promoted. How the next 6 months would be training and preparations.

And those 6 months were a blur. Keith only saw Shiro on Sunday mornings at the gym. But he heard everyone talking about him. About how he was a legend, talking about the other smaller missions he’d been on over the last two years which led to him advancing so fast.

And Keith can’t be there when Shiro leaves. He has class, an important test- and Shiro already warned him about skipping just to see him. The Sunday before he leaves, Shiro and Keith skip their gym time and sit on the roof, just talking. And Shiro promises to be around more once he gets back…

And Keith cuts off- because everyone knows what happened after. Shiro and the Holts didn’t come back from the mission. It was deemed “pilot error” and people whispered about how they never should have allowed such a young pilot on the mission.

Everyone is staring at him when he looks back up, and after a few seconds he is pulled into a group hug. Someone- probably Katie- assures him he isn’t alone this time, and vows they will find Shiro. They aren’t bound by the GG’s rules this time, they’re the Paladins of Voltron and they will find their missing friend.

Tldr: Keith shares meeting and befriending Shiro and in the process reveals Shiro is only a year older than him and explaining why Lance looked up to him. The team assures him he isn’t alone, then they set about figuring out their next step.

i dream of...credence?

the i dream of jeannie graves/credence AU i didn’t want to write a whole fic for because it’s pretty crack-y but then i wrote all of this, anyway. it’s ~1600 words of sort of summary almost not!fic. (there’s also mentions of grindelwald/dumbledore)

ok, so captain percival graves, united states air force, is on some kind of a test space flight when his one-manned capsule comes down, nowhere near the planned recovery area. in fact, he’s pretty sure he’s landed on an uninhabited island. a desert island. he checks his capsule but he can’t send an sos back to base. he can only hope his tracker was working long enough that a rescue team will come get him. while he’s exploring the beach, he sees a strange bottle. it’s beautiful and, curious as to how it got there, he picks it up.

as soon as he does, black smoke comes billowing out and he drops the bottle. the smoke materialises into the form of a young man, and graves wonders if he hit his head when he crashed. the man is wearing a black velvet vest, cropped and edged in gold. his chest is otherwise bare, dusted with dark hair, the vest barely concealing dusky nipples…graves shakes his head. he needs some water. but his eyes drift back to the impossible man. his pants are sheer, and graves’s face heats as he notes the shapely legs barely concealed beneath them, all the way up to…and he sighs in relief, and MAYBE the slightest disappointment, when there are solid briefs giving at least a modicum of modesty. all in all, he looks like a…

‘genie?’

the young man’s eyes snap to his and he tilts his head. he starts speaking in a language graves can’t understand and graves rubs his eyes vigorously. the man is still there when he opens them, babbling away. ‘i wish you could speak english,’ graves says and the next minute the man says, ‘oh, thank-you, master, now you can understand me,’ in perfect english.

graves faints.

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Okay I might be leaving a little bit out to make this funnier, but I love how he goes from “I want everyone to recognize my voice, I want to be more macho” to “okay yeah I want to attract girls”.

isak and sana are gonna study together tomorrow. i will kill someone if we don’t get a clip of it

Re: Erza Scarlet

I call this the ‘I’m not gonna defend Erza’s behaviour but I will be damned if I don’t try to find a reason for it’ post, now with images! There is a tl;dr if you don’t want to read everything here.


Alright, so from her introduction, the first thing we know about her is that she scares people in the guild. She’s strong and, to some readers, comes off as a little high and mighty. It is plain to see that she is in control.

From the first time we see Erza in the guildhall, we also see most of the other members looking nervous or pretty scared. You don’t even HAVE to look past the first panel to see that. Her presence is intimidating.

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Movie Review by: Will Whalen

In space, no one can hear you scream… but at the movie theaters they sure can! The long awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, is finally here. A lot of people seemed to be on the fence with Prometheus when it came out for many various reasons. I myself, loved it as soon as I saw it. Fortunately, I didn’t even know it was apart of the Alien franchise until the very last scene which added more to it for me once it was over. So of course I’ve been looking forward to this not only because it looked just incredible, but because just like everyone else, I was hoping to get some answers that we didn’t get in Prometheus.

Alien: Covenant stars Katherine Waterson, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Michael Fassbender and… Michael Fassbender? That’s right. Double the Fassy boy. This is about a crew and a ton of colonists going to find a planet for them to live on. Of course, when they find one, things don’t go as planned.

Ridley Scott made the first Alien a little over 40 years ago and ever since then, the franchise has been pumping out films every few years or so. The fact that Scott himself is still toying with a franchise he created so many years ago, is really cool. With Prometheus, he took it in a different route than previous films. A horror sci-fi nonetheless but this time, exploring religion and the big questions of life. Which sparked controversy with film nerds all across the internet and even controversy throughout the kids in my school. Here, Scott definitely goes back to the horror routes in every sense of the word.

Ridley Scott is one of the best directors of all time and every time he puts something out, I’m always excited and on board. He’s notorious for directing the shit out of his movies and crafting some of the most beautiful shots that have ever blessed a screen. Alien: Covenant is absolutely jaw dropping with beautiful and majestic shots throughout the two hour runtime. He crafted one of the most gorgeous films I’ve seen all year with help with his talented Cinematographer, Dariusz Wolski who was the cinematographer for Prometheus as well. The way he filmed some of these scenes was absolutely phenomenal. It’s guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat and make you feel like your life is at stake.
Another thing that I really appreciate about Scott is that he really tries to use as little CGI as possible. Is there still CGI? Of course but he tries to keep it practical from what I hear and can tell and that’s a rare thing these days.

The performances here were all fantastic. One of my top favorite actors, Michael Fassbender, absolutely killed it. He plays two roles in this as Walter and David and he was just fantastic. Katherine Waterson was also good alongside Danny McBride who actually surprised me a little bit. It was cool to see him in a more serious role. The only problem with the characters is that they kinda jump between characters a bit much so it never fully latches on to one in particular. Nonetheless, all the performances were good but the one performance that I was a bit disappointed with, was Billy Crudup. His character was just very dull and was always saying the same thing that kinda wore thin after a while.

Alien: Covenant is one of the scariest films in recent memory. From the gorgeous and beautifully eerie shots, this film had me biting my nails from the start. Not to mentions it’s just absolutely horrifying. This is no doubt the scariest one in the franchise and I loved every second of it. When the trailer came out for this, I was absolutely so excited and just in awe. I stayed away from every trailer after that so I didn’t know what to expect but I had high hopes. This actually exceeded my expectations. Like Prometheus, I’ve heard a lot of people are mixed about this one too but I’m here to say, that it’s fantastic.

But is this film perfect? It isn’t but the flaws of this film are very little for me. As for problems, they didn’t really answer everything from Prometheus that I wanted to be answered in the actual movie and that kind of disappointed me. However, the films itself is so spectacular that it’s easily forgivable.

This is one of the scariest, bloodiest, awesome sci-fi films I’ve seen in a while and a new favorite of mine in the Alien franchise. I’m a bit surprised at the mixed reviews for this because it’s absolutely breathtaking. Run to see this as fast as you can as though you’re running from actual aliens.

I’m going to give Alien: Covenant...

4.5 out of 5 stars.

it’s so funny that I, a person who strives to be as sweet and kind and welcoming as possible, have crippling obsessions with salty, murderous fictional characters who would trample me without a second thought.

I loved Zootopia guys. Go and watch it. My take on gijinkas of Judy and Nick <3

pearathepotato  asked:

What are your feelings regarding Wilford at the moment? I mean.... He's gathering a lot of attention for his long anticipated come back

“I believe Wilford deserves a little more credit that what is anticipated. He is portrayed as a completely goofy, unique and under-kept individual with a quirky nature that causes people to trust in him to an excessive amount. While he is centered around a more lightweight Figment style, I believe it would be nice to see a more serious aspect to him.”

He sighed in a wistful nature, his eyes moving off into distant places.

“I’m almost certain it will not happen, however. I can almost see the entirety of some over-the-top interview that he has conducted. But we shall see. I have been surprised by Mark’s creativity before. I am excited, to bluntly answer your question.”

13 Days of Outlander - Day 4  La Dame Blanche

One of the busiest episodes of the season, La Dame Blanche wastes no time with it’s frantic pace. 

Favorite Costume: the purple and red embroidered jacket. It’s a striking color combination that could have been awful but ended up working beautifully. And I absolutely love the way the colors seem to shift drastically depending on the lighting in the scene.
Honorable Mention: Louise’s red dress for the dinner party (see a little further down). A bit more ostentatious than Claire’s infamous red dress with a great many more ruffles and bows, Louise easily could have borrowed Claire’s shoes for the evening. 

Favorite Minor Character: Louise. Though she has mostly been used for comedic effect, in La Dame Blanche we see a more serious side to Louise as she seeks Claire’s assistance and advice over what to do about her recently discovered pregnancy. Listening to the way she talks about her situation brings home the fact that, while Louise can be shallow she is by no means blind or impractical. Then there is Louise at the dinner party with the recently jilted Charles (she is totally winning that breakup). 

Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment, Favorite Book to Screen Adaptation, Favorite Scene, Favorite Performance, Favorite “That’s not in the book” Part, Favorite Location: Jamie and Claire’s fight and reconciliation. Okay, this is a long back-to-back scene/sequence but it is the very heart of the episode and has SO MUCH GOING ON. It manages to be both my favorite Book to Screen moment and “That’s not in the book” moment because so much of the material comes from Outlander rather than Dragonfly in Amber. The blending of the text from both books is seamless and plays into the way they’ve changed Jamie’s recovery, drawing much of his emotional and mental healing from the Abbey into Paris and having the stresses of their self-assigned mission play into the stress that recovery has on their relationship. Favorite Performance goes to Sam Heughan for the delivery of that scene alone. The emotional complexity of what Jamie is going through and trying to understand how and why he is able to come to Claire physically where he had been struggling so much is incredible. 

And yes, this all counts as one looooong scene because there is no real pause or break between the two, only a change of set to my Favorite Location of the episode: the blue daybed. I fell in love with that set in the promo pictures mostly because of the blue cushions and bedclothes. And once Jamie and Claire have reconnected physically, we get another few lines from Outlander with Jamie’s reference to the lean-to with its roof for keeping out the rain in what is my Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment. 

Favorite Line: “We take what God sends us. Still the bulk of our physicians are better than nothing… You, Madame, are a great deal better than nothing.” Have I mentioned how much I love Mother Hildegarde? It’s pretty much her only scene in the entire episode and it is such a wonderful moment between her and Claire. 

Favorite Music Moment: the dinner party disintegrates into a fight. I think my favorite part of the whole sequence and why it is my Favorite Music Moment in the episode has to do with the fact that the music shifts and becomes a little more Scottish when Murtagh joins the fray. (Also whoever it was who did a re-edit of this scene with the Benny Hill theme way back when the episode first aired is my hero)