should i make more with different colors

Reblog and see what color you get
  • Yellow: You are such a sunshiney person and my dash is always brightened whenever you post
  • Maroon: I wish you followed me
  • Teal: You make me happy ♥
  • Auburn: I love you
  • Burnt Sienna: I love you but it's a different color
  • Navy: We should talk more
  • Magenta: You are my favorite tumblr user
  • Fuchsia: Come catch these hands...with your own. I wanna hold your hand.
  • Dodie Yellow: You are literally my favorite person ever.
  • Cerulean: I would come to your house at 3 in the morning if you were sad bc you deserve to be loved and to be happy
  • Baby Pink: u so attractive??? how u do dat??
  • Barbie Pink: You are the best at everything i don't get how
  • Crimson: I wanna cuddle with you
  • Emerald: You are my inspiration.
  • Gold: I can't believe you exist. You're such a blessing to this earth
  • Silver: I can't believe we're mutuals
  • Aquamarine: You are goals
  • White: Your icon is goals
  • Black: Marry Me
  • Beige: Idk what to say except W O W

In honor of the new year, here is my simple tutorial for setting up and maintaining a language journal. I’ve made 3 so far using this method for spanish, french, and italian because it’s so simple. Disfruta y espero que logres sus metas de lengua este año! <3


What You’ll Need:

  • composition book
  • highlighters
  • flashcard(s)
  • black ink pen

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anonymous asked:

Not a writing question but I was wondering what your opinions on the organization Autism Speaks were.

Ah, thank you for offering us an opportunity to share something very important to us. For those who aren’t aware, there is an organization in the US called “Autism Speaks” which claims to be a charity working to help autistic people. They are not a charity. They are a hate group.

Autism Speaks is not run with the help of any autistic people. It’s run by allistic people who think of autism as a horrible disease that needs to be eradicated. They run propaganda ads talking about autism like a plague which is destroying lives. They compare it to cancer. One of their propaganda videos famously shows a member of their board talking about contemplating killing her autistic child - while the child is in the room listening to her. Their goal is to “cure” autism - to wipe it off the face of the planet. They don’t see autistic people as people, but as tragic burdens to those around them. They want to take care of all the poor moms and dads whose lives were so tragically ruined when they found out their child was autistic. And they support organizations that torture autistic people and call it “therapy”, like the Judge Rotenberg Center.

This is not a charity. They think of us as broken, inhuman monsters who should be expunged from society. They are not helping us - they’re trying to exterminate us.

Their propaganda is a big part of why there is so much misinformation out there about autism and autistic people. The average person is likely to believe their claims that autism is a horrible disease, that the best way to help the people who have it is to cure them and make them “normal”. Especially the parents of autistic children might like the idea of “fixing” their kid.

News flash: We’re not sick. Autism is not a disease. At worst, it can be considered a disorder or disability, depending on your definition of such, but the vast majority of autistic people are perfectly happy being who we are. Our biggest hurdle isn’t some terrible defect in ourselves - it’s the negative attitudes and lack of understanding in those around us, and the expectation that our primary goal in life should be to act less like ourselves and more like the “normal” people who make up the majority (pro tip: there’s really no such thing as normal). Autism cannot be cured, because it’s not an illness. Our brains are hardwired differently than others, and that is a fundamental part of who we are. If you asked me if I would like a cure, I would look at you the same way as if you asked me if I would like to remove the color from my pizza, because it makes the same amount of logical sense.

Imagine if someone asked you if you would like to stop being (insert your nationality here). Like, just completely remove it from yourself. What would that even mean? Removing all your memories and experiences from that country? Erasing your native language and replacing it with another one? How would that even work? That’s the kind of thing that’s being proposed here.

What autistic people need is awareness, education, and sometimes assistance, depending on our individual needs. We dream of a world where seeing a person rocking back and forth gently and not making much eye contact isn’t met with indignation, disgust, or pity, and where our strengths are valued (and we have many!).

It should be noted that recently, Autism Speaks has changed their official platform slightly, supposedly focusing less on a “cure”, but I’m afraid I don’t buy it for a second. Anyone whose goal includes a “cure” at all is not advocating for our rights, and even if they did have a different mission now, the damage is long since done. Many of us may struggle, and many of us may wish there were certain problems we could do away with, but a “cure” is not possible and our goal should not be to eliminate autistic people from the world, especially given how much we contribute to society. Very few autistic people would actually desire a “cure”, even if one were possible.

So what does this have to do with writing? If you’re writing an autistic character who gets help from a charitable organization, do NOT make it Autism Speaks. That’s not what they do. If your character has any interactions with Autism Speaks, it will be more along the lines of being told they are broken and must be fixed, having the people in their lives treat them as less than human (or as deformed or defective) because they have believed the propaganda, being told they have no right to speak for themselves, and possibly suffering abuse and even torture at the hands of those who think they are “helping”.

There are plenty of good charitable organizations to help autistic people with what we actually need. If you want your character to support an organization in your story (or support the organization yourself by giving them positive exposure in your story), try one of these (and a little Google-fu can help you find a local one for you if you don’t live in the US or UK - search terms like “autism advocacy” and make sure it’s run by actual autistic people). We strongly recommend contacting them, letting them know what you’re writing, and asking how you can include them in your story and represent their work accurately:

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Autism Women’s Network

Autistic Rights Movement UK 

-Mod Aira

bluecrysto-blog  asked:

You have such a wonderful touch with color! Where do you get your inspiration for these super fun palettes? Any tips on How to Color Good©?

AHH thank you!!   I’m really bad about using smart correct ART terms for what I do lol so idk how useful any advice I give would be but

Main source of inspiration is just.. I really love colors lol.  Colors make me SO HAPPY and I guess using more = more happy lmao, that’s why most of my stuff is so saturated.

As far as character palettes go, what I do is figure out 3-4 dominant colors that fit the character and then make every other color compliment those colors.  For in-game characters I’ll eyeball the palette straight off the models and then alter each color so they work together a little better.  

In Photoshop I put every color on it’s own separate layer and then mess with the sliders in Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation on each individual color until I like it.  I might find one color I really like and alter the colors around it to compliment it. 

90% of what I do is push those sliders around until I like what I see. \o/  If you do this enough you’ll start to passively learn what colors feel best together and against each other.  I’ve been doing it for yeeears. 

Sometimes even if I like a color it’s good to slide it around anyway to see if I can make a stronger or more interesting palette.

Most of my stuff is very saturated and rainbowy because I LIKE EVERY COLOR and every color can work together if you mess around with it enough lol

(WIPs lol)

Design is important but the colors you use should be part of the story too.  Color should always make you feel something because color speaks!  Sometimes it’s very soft and sometimes it’s very loud, but it’s like the music that goes along with the narration.  It sets the atmosphere of a piece. 

I LOVE using limited palettes too, though.  Limiting my colors to just 3-4 forces me to tell the story more clearly because I can’t rely on colors to make certain things obvious.  Makes me think a lil different because layers and opacity can turn few colors into many.  

I usually only use limited palettes for comic/storytelling stuff, otherwise I make everything rainbow lol COLOR MAKES ME SO HAPPY and I wanna share that happiness!

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Wanted to do a Style-Challenge for a long time now and here it is!

I drew Arthur Kirkland/aph England in the styles of my friends and of some other artists I admire! (I hope it’s okay for everyone owo)

I tried my very best to imitate their beautiful art styles:

1) @captainjellyroll

2) @mi-chan4649

3) @flowermochii

4) @stephyhime

5) @raincoffeetea

6) @pen-tanic

7) @usuccc

8) @lily-clare

9) @ennui160

10) Hetalia Anime (first few seasons)

11) Hetalia Anime (World Twinkle)

12) @glassparty (my style)


This challenge was really fun and I think I learned a lot while doing these: It was interesting to color and draw in different ways! ^^ should I make more?

Teostra - Toa Tesukatora design

{{ Lords of Fire and Ice - finally done! I’m so glad my lion babies look this good UwU I’ve experimented with different styles than usual, it was a lot of fun! (And pain hah)

I’ve also put the design available on my Redbubble if you want a goodie with it on o3o

Here! >>> https://www.redbubble.com/people/amayensis/works/28124676-teostra-toa-tesukatora-lords-of-fire-and-ice 

If you happen to find something you like and purchase it, I’ll be extremely grateful ;w; otherwise, reblogs are much appreciated! :D }}

anonymous asked:

How do you learn vocabulary?

My Vocabulary Learning Methods

Hmm. This varies depending on the language and my level in it. I have several methods that work for me, but I wouldn’t say that there is one “magic” method or that they work for everyone. If one of my methods doesn’t work for you, feel free to not use it. :)

  1. For languages I have a grasp on or a new language from the same language family, I tend to use Memrise
  2. If I am starting a language, I tend to learn from lists and supplement them with Quizlet. This works well with words I don’t have a problem remembering, as I just grab a sheet of paper, fold it in half, and test myself by writing the translation. 
  3. With languages I’m intermediate-advanced in, I prefer to learn through sentences. I read books and make lists of all the words that I don’t know. I just copy and paste words into a word doc. By having the sentence, I see how it is used in context. This is extremely helpful in languages with cases.
  4. Here is my printable for vocab with sentences. I have more ways to use it in the link.
  5. Alternatively, you can use Google Chrome extensions to do this for you, such as Readlang, Speed Learning, or Flewent, if you tend to read a lot on websites instead of in print.
  6. If words are tricky like in Arabic, I have to use several techniques since they’re harder for me to remember. For example, I create flashcards, use Memrise, and make a memory game where I flip cards over and try to match them with their translation, using a sheet with the answers as a key. The more I see the words, the easier it is for me to remember.
  7. For irregular plurals such as German, I make flashcards with the ending colored differently/underlined so that I can see patterns. This also works with articles. I have a sheet with the key and check off the words I get correct.
  8. The final one is one I have yet to use in my target languages. Scattergories! The way I have it planned out for my languages is to use themes of vocab lists, choose some letters, and then for 5 minutes write every word that I can think of that starts with them. This is more of a memory game since you should already know the words, but it is a fun activity once you are at an intermediate level since you can play with others. Below is an example of it in English.

I don’t use these techniques every day or even every week, just whenever I feel that they are useful. Things like flashcards and Memrise help short-term (such as a quiz/test) while the sentence method helps long-term for me. I also have some printable games/sheets I’d like to make soon for Russian & Spanish vocabulary that could maybe help as well. Hopefully, you find a technique you like :D

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A number of people have submitted the top photo and I wanted to note here why I have not published it. The photo is  Mark Rothko with No. 7, 1960, photograph attributed to Regina Bogat, reproduced courtesy of The Estate of Mark Rothko. The photo submitted however is colorized, for some reason. The original is in black and white. Number 7 we can see here naturally looks a bit different than it appears in the top photo.

Whatever your feelings are on colorization, I don’t personally like to see some interpretation of color. The colors should be as Rothko intended and our job is to find the best reproduction or photo. Colorization just seems to make the whole job of interpreting reality more difficult. 

  • hagemans: lol those tumblr kids are upset cuz we changed the hair on our main characters. so dramatic!!
  • fandom: no, the fandom is/was upset because the show is what inspired the movie and built the franchise in the first place. Changing designs for the movie is fine and makes sense for an alternate universe. However, it seems almost pointless to change the designs in such a way that the characters look almost completely new FOR THE SHOW, especially when it was initially implied that they would have completely new faces and hair styles. We wouldn't care if they only changed their hair, because change is good. But when you switch the faces and add traits that were never there, it only seems like you're trying to market towards a new audience and doing so for a quick buck. I mean, that's probably why the show was made in the first place, but it's almost painful to see it be made this obvious--especially when there isn't even much of a "new" fandom, which is what you claim this change was for. Additionally, if you wanted to make changes to character designs, it should have fit within the context of the show. People do not grow freckles or suddenly have them. Freckles disappear with age. Some people /can/ get new moles over their life-time, but that usually implies a sort of skin problem such as CANCER. If you wanted to give Nya different hair, you could have at least used a more interesting style. I mean, really?? Pixal and Skylar already BOTH have a ponytail, and the one Nya is supposedly "going to have" looks virtually the same as Pixal's but with a hair tie and a different color. You couldn't have given her long hair? Or maybe the odango hair style?
  • Overall, the movie designs are fine; but why change the designs for the movie when you're just going to copy and reuse them for the show? Instead of changing the characters and having to explain why they suddenly look so different (which makes for a poor story telling point), why not just "update" them; give them signs that they have aged (like longer hair, facial hair, definitive lines of adults, maturity, and more unique hair styles).
icon tutorial

hey so today i’m gonna be teaching you how to make this icon:

requested by: a lot of people, mostly on anonymous

This is what you’ll need beforehand:

  • A screencap
  • Some kind of overlay/texture (You can find nice ones on deviantart, or you can do what I do and I look up ____ texture deviantart on google images)
  • Basic photoshop knowledge
  • A psd (optional) (this one is really nice)

please like/reblog if you used!! :)

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Secrets Never Keep Around Here

Steve Rogers/ Reader

Originally posted by imagine-that-marvel

Words: 1,025

Summary: The moment you began to see color wasn’t the only wild thing to happen to you.

Request: okay I’ve had this idea but like soulmate AU [where you can’t see color until you meet your s/o]. Steve found his soulmate randomly on a run one day bUt he keeps her a secret bc he doesn’t want anyone bothering her or anything and he’s always making lame excuses to leave the tower to see her secretly but one day he slips with the avengers and everyone’s like “whEn DiD tHis Happen” and they all meet her and she’s so tiny next to Steve and fluff ensues

Tagging: @kwaiky

Requested by: Anonymous

Author’s note: u ever sit in a dark room while eating m&ms? it’s a surreal experience. also, my bad


You are so damn lucky that you got out of bed early this morning to go jogging.

For as long as you can remember, you never knew color. Your whole life was basically black, white, and grey. You remained optimistic as your friends began to see color while your vision stayed colorless. Such a dreary life it had been before you saw him.

And he saw you.

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anonymous asked:

hi it's the gif anon!! i was wondering if u could show how u size your gifs and how you make them look really nice and clear?? if that makes sense lol. anytime I try to make gifs they always turn out too small and blurry

Okay, so this is what you’ll need:

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Unlikely Couple

Summary: Reader is a young werewolf and friends with Simon. In the beginning Raphael isn’t happy about their friendship and all, but then he sees her protecting Simon and he kinda warms up to her. And then he starts asking Simon stuff about her, so he can ask her out. And Simon is super excited to help set them up with each other.

Characters: Reader, Simon Lewis, Raphael Santiago

Fandom: Shadowhunters(TV)

Word Count: 1207

Request: Anon

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BTS: Senario // Airplane

Some people seem to be confused on what I mean by “Scenarios.” No they aren’t like fan fiction. I have one that I posted on instagram a while ago for y’all, so feel free to request them now that you understand what I mean~ You can request a group or a member of a group.

Originally posted by jikookxkookmin

•Jin:

-During the long flight you’d have staring contests. Blowing into each other’s eyes and fanning each other’s faces to get the other to blink. The loser had to kiss the winner, so really, a win-win situation. “Isn’t that a reward for both of us Jinnie?” “So?”

-Laying on his shoulder and listening to him practice his English for his American fans. You’d correct him and he’d get all huffy. “Happy” “Heppy”

-Telling each other lame jokes and nearly coughing up a lung from laughing so hard.

-Falling asleep with your heads pressed together and fingers intertwined.


•Yoongi:

-Getting irritated with each other as you argued over a movie to watch. “Never mind, I’ll sleep the whole time.” “Yoongiiii I’ll be bored!”

-Blowing in his ear to wake him up and earning a slap in the thigh and a rough squeeze. “Just wait ‘til we get to that hotel…”

-Making him laugh with your silly jokes and playing with his fingers to calm your anxiety from your fear of heights.

-Telling each other “I love you” over and over until you both fall asleep and you’re the last one to say it, making you the winner!


•Namjoon:

-Opening the tray for him so he doesn’t accidentally break it and cost you a fortune. “I can do it baby.” “Don’t you fucking dare.”

-Thumb wars, your specialty. “Ow your nail!” “No excuse Joonie I won!”

-Reading pickup lines to each other from a booklet you found in the airport. “Call me leaves, cause you should be blowin me!” “(Y/n) I should’ve read that to you”

-Falling asleep with your cheek pressed to the window and Namjoon’s head on your chest-far more comfortable than the headrest.


•Hobi:

-Imitating the other members and guessing who it is. “(Y/n) is that a horse?” “Hobi it’s you.”

-Telling each other scary stories to see who cowards away first. “This plane could crash and burn into flames.” “(Y/n) that’s not funny”

-Playing games on your phone and having your phone be suddenly taken away, Hobi claiming he could beat the score. He would start making faces and poses. “Are you taking pictures?” “I had to delete some of your pictures to make room for mine.”

-Falling asleep with your face buried in his neck as he plays with your hair, accidentally creating knots you’d have a hell of a time getting out later.


•Jimin:

-Feeding each other different flavored mochi blind folded, guessing incorrectly a lot of the time. He quickly pecked you on the lips when you were least expecting it. “Did you just kiss me?” “No, I made Suga Hyung do it.” “Jiminie!”

-Coloring a princess coloring book you stole from your little sister. “No, (Y/n) the dress should be pink.” “But Purple is more fitting!”

-Cheesy adorable pickup lines that make the other members around you gag.

-Sharing earbuds to listen to music. When Lie came on, you started to lip sync and act all dramatic, making Jimin laugh out of embarrassment. “(Y/n) they’ll kick you off if you don’t stop.”


•Taehyung:

-Showing each other magic tricks and arguing over the right way to do them. “That’s wrong, the card is supposed to go here.” “No no Tae you don’t know what you’re talking about… aish I did it wrong again.”

-Nodding off, giving Tae the chance to squish your cheeks and play with them to give you funny faces, making Jimin take pictures of it for him.

-Making fake broadcasting videos and interviewing the other members. “(Y/n) how do you feel about your boyfriend?” “Who?” “(Y/n)!”

-Arm wrestling and laughing the whole time you did so. Pressing your foreheads together and kissing each their to try and distract the other to win.


•Jungkook:

-Telling each other why you think the other is cute and having Yoongi get annoyed. “Your eyes get big when you see food.” “You have the cutest bunny smile.” “Your laugh is a blessing-” “Both of you are ugly now shut up.”

-Letting Jungkook do your hair and glaring at him every time he gasped to make you think he messed up. “Is it bad?” “I don’t know is it?” “Jeon Jungkook”

-You gave him massages on his neck, thighs, shins, anywhere you could reach. “(Y/n) you’re getting too close…” “And?” “Two can play at that game.”

-Giving each other small kisses that slowly turned into rated R kisses. “Shouldn’t we stop?” “You got me going baby we can’t stop now.”

ch aesthetic tutorial

yeah so i’ve gotten a lot of compliments (thanks!) and tutorial requests about my aesthetic edits lately, so i decided to make one. boom. it’s really not that hard. i use photoshop, idk if this tutorial will work with other programs but you can try it out and let me know :) 

so if you wanna know how to make these types of edits keep on reading 

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I thought a bee themed painting of mine would be perfect for #throwbackthursday this week! 🐝This little lady is “The Beekeeper.”  I painted her in 2013 for my “Spilled Milk” Exhibition with an important message in mind about being conscious of our impact on the environment 🌎 so I wanted to share her and my motivation behind creating her! 😄 Because of our actions, Honeybees, and other pollinators, are being negatively affected. 😔 If we’re not careful, we’ll lose our natural world and all we’ll have left of it will be imitations like The Beekeeper’s white porcelain stag. 🦌 I think we all have the potential to help the environment so we should try our best to make a difference! 🌎💚 Besides planting seeds, buying organic, and recycling, what are some ways you lovelies like to try to help the environment and make it a more friendly place for our fuzzy little bee friends? 🤔 I’d love to start a conversation about this so we can learn from each other so please share all your suggestions in the comments below! 😊💖