so i have no idea what's going on in this show

anonymous asked:

I'm real bad at body types and all yours are so unique to your characters? How do I improve my body diversity.

Think shapes not anatomy. Get wacky with, draw exaggeratedly and then maybe try toning those designs down to something realistic (if that’s what you’re looking to do/aiming for) Or even just look at real life people. Go people watching even, like if you’re out and you get a minute just sit and watch the people that walk by. What do they look like? What shapes are they? What physical traits do they have? Once you get an idea of how real normal people look it can give you more ideas and better perspective when developing characters. 

OF COURSE this is just in the case that you’d want to do some kind or realism or semi-realism thing, if you want some cartoony or anime types of character designs you just have to let loose and explore different shape dynamics. Look at different character designs ranging from current day shows allll the way back to the old disney animation masters to get inspiration. It all depends on what you want to do.

An alternate Season 2

I talked a bit about lack of payoff in the second season in a previous post and I got asked to expand a bit on what I would have liked to see the show go on to do after the first season. (I’m going to be honest I wrote that post under the impression Mirror Gem/ Ocean gem were the end of the first season but I mean…since basically every episode after that with maayybe four exceptions was filler up until Jail break can you blame me for thinking that?) Since by that point the audience was still under the impression that the war for earth destroyed the entirety of the gem civilization save the crystal gems we know and gem monsters.

I thought that the show was about rebuilding a lost civilization out of and with the help of broken people healing.

The set up made steven learning his powers integral to the story, it made his human side vital to the theme of new beginnings

SO what if we did get something like that? Here’s some ideas trying to take the themes brought up in the first half of season 1 to their logical conclusions

 So in no particular order:

  • Steven tries to heal centipeetle early on, right after his success with healing Lapis. We get something similar to Monster Reunion, but this time he’s actually successful and centipeetle doesn’t disappear from the narrative
  • Maybe centi’s whole crew is healed and they begin to work on fixing their ship
  • It’s either at this point, interacting with another gem unfamiliar with Garnet, that Garnet is revealed to be a fusion OR
  • Garnet is revealed to be a fusion during or right after the stevonnie episode
  • Steven begins trying to heal other corrupted gems and we get some interesting conflict between the crystal gems and some newly healed gems that fought for homeworld
  • Or gems that fought for Rose and maybe regret it
  • Just some characters with conflicting viewpoints! Gems that see the crystal gems as the destroyers of everything they once held dear! Gems that see Steven as a hail mary for their species! Gems unsure how to live in a world that is not a rigidly-structured heirarchy!
  • Steven treated as someone still learning and growing out of his naiveté and not the sole voice of reason all the time
  •  Newly healed gems that dislike the crystal gems finding that they really enjoy the humans of beach city
  • BISMUTH! She gets unbubbled earlier on and is fucking livid that after she got imprisoned finding out what Rose did 
  • Bismuth winds up still liking Steven despite of this, maybe she’s the one that tells Steven he absolutely does not have to be like Rose at all
  • Bismuth becoming the first (besides the crystal gems) to actually join the cause Steven started of rebuilding a better gem civilization on earth. Steven is “do no harm” to Bismuth’s “take no shit”
  • Lapis returns at some point, after finding out that the war Rose led had been won, at the cost of Homeworld

  • Lapis doesn’t forgive anyone, really, but despite being more than a little wary of her she bonds with Bismuth over their shared imprisonment experiences

  • The two spend a chunk of time (that we get to see! Without Steven there!) excavating and rebuilding sunken Gem buildings and architecture like the Lunar Sea Spire. They hash some things out, to a varying degree of success.

Still want our favorite crystal gems to punch some evil space bad guys?? I want that to!

  • Some surviving gems from Homeworld turn their eyes toward Earth and we get a Peridot arc that plays out relatively similarly, but Peridot is not working on a kindergarten but assessing the planet to plan how to turn it into Homeworld 2.0
  • Her last message to Homeworld gems hanging out in space was that Earth was ripe for colonization, then the crystal gems destroy her devices and she cannot get more information out to the higher ups
  • Peridot keeps her mildly threatening and cold personality but finds herself impressed with the progress made by the crystal gems and friends to rebuild gem culture (without the shitty hierarchy)
  • Peridot finds she likes this set up more because her intellect is no longer hindered by the ambitions of others but the damage was done by that last message
  • Homeworld gems come a-knockin
  • We get the crystal gems and the friends they made by Steven helping to heal corrupted gems fighting against a force of colonization fuck yeah
  • The scattered gems that had been healed and had not stayed with the crystal gems had grown to like the earth the way it is. They enjoy not being under the thumb of a tyrannical regime and do not like the idea of their new home getting turned into one
  • Steven becomes the focal point for these gems, since he is a product of both Earth and Gems he becomes a symbol of “Look! You can be a gem and still be a part of earth!” sort of thing
  • This would be the end of the second arc of the show and the beginning of the third
  • The third arc of the show would be the many healing gems that Steven and his moms helped against the last of the Homeworld gems

Tentative third arc ideas?

  • Leading the last of the homeworld gems would have to be White Diamond

  • White diamond is a character I imagine to be fucking terrifying, just a brutal bitch who thinks of other gems in terms of what they can do for her

  • She has a strangely hard time understanding that other gems might have wants and needs that do not align with her own
  • She thinks she’s a god, basically

  • (this is getting really long so heres some last thoughts) Theres a few badass episodes of the new crystal gems and the old crystal gems fighting against homeworld gems

  • some enemies they manage to talk into joining the fight for earth

  • At some kind of climax, because Steven universe seems to like to defeat bad guys in unconventional ways, in the final showdown with White Diamond is maybe betrayed by a once loyal confidant 

  • The betrayal, getting injured maybe, and faced with the rebellion-age soldiers that killed her sisters (sisters? Other diamonds? Idk if they’re familial) and faced with the reality that her soldiers are no longer extensions of her will White diamond does not break but she corrupts

  • Maybe she becomes monstrous at first, but then just shrinks down into a tiny white lion

Hm this became a lot longer than I thought it would

Feel free to add your own ideas! I would love to hear them!

New Girl Season 6: Alternative Version

It’s Sunday night and I’ve got nothing better to do, so here are some random ideas of plots/scenes I had for this season. Not all of them make a lot of sense but I just wanted to show that we didn’t need Robby or that much of Reagan there and that they could’ve wrote more stuff to Cece and showed Nick’s growth in other ways. Some of these are just adapted ideas of actual episodes on the show. I don’t even know if someone will have the patience to read it because it’s a really long post because I don’t know how to be short and direct when I write. I just wanted to post these somewhere, so here we go:

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I’m so frustrated with society right now that I honestly don’t know how to get my thoughts across without turning into a massive mess of cusses.

And it’s about the videos that @markiplier and @therealjacksepticeye have posted up in regards to the situation going on with Felix, about the response from their communities in YouTube.

The amount of absolute disrespect both communities are showing to not only towards them but to each other is disgusting and the messages that Mark and Jack were trying to get across is lost in a sea of hate.

In regards to Felix, they BOTH were saying how they didn’t accept the joke. They BOTH were saying they knew Felix wasn’t anti-Semitic. They only difference between their response videos was that Mark’s was more focused on the idea of respect while Jack’s was getting his thoughts out about Felix’s situation.

I can respect the fact that not everyone agrees with what either have said, that’s OK. But what I am disgusted by are those who are acting as if Mark and/or Jack are monsters, traitors, backstabbers. Just because they don’t agree with what Felix has said (or in Mark’s case, doesn’t find it to be a big deal (according to others)), that can’t excuse this behavior.

It’s absolutely disgusting….

Story time!

Race to the edge s4 came out at 8 am where I live and I had school that day (and I don’t have netfilx ;—;) so couldn’t watch it.

While I was at school, I had the brilliant idea of checking the rtte tag on tumblr. I knew I was going to get spoiled but I couldn’t resist soo I just checked it.

Guess what was the first that showed up?
Hiccstid kiss! I mean, kisses.

I was so happy I couldn’t believe that was happening and I started fangirlizing hardcorely.

My best friend looked at me dumbfounded, I showed him the pics and his reaction was “Awwww soo cute! ^^”

I grabbed his hand and placed it on my chest, my heart was RACING WILD! I felt like it was going to pop out at any minute!

“WTF!?” my best friend said

Panting, I answered “I feel happier for this fictional couple than I’ve ever felt for my own life”

  • What she say: I'm fine.
  • What she means: I am actually freaking out because in under 100 hours a series that only airs once in a blue moon is airing the first episode of a new series which made the actors cry when they read the script and in the trailer the main character says 'I love you' to someone but I have no idea who and I am praying that it's his flatmate because they are both gay for each other but then in the synopsis of the second episode it says that the flatmates are drawn apart and I cannot understand under what circumstances this could've happened and I think the baby is going to die but I don't know and no one will listen to me freak out because they think its just a stupid show with famous actors when its actually so much more than that and all I honestly can do is wait.
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Eliot Waugh in the new Season 2 trailer

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Leave Lauren Zuke alone!

If nobody has heard yet, people have started badmouthing Lauren Zuke because they wanted to write Lapis and Peridot as a couple and apparently that “wasn’t what Rebecca wanted to happen”?

You know what Rebecca would want to happen? For her writers to have fun, pitch ideas about what they would like to write about, and most of all she wouldn’t want them to be harassed over such a stupid problem as a shipping war.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Amedot, I think it’s pretty cute, but seriously get a grip. If you want to draw shipping art? Fine. go ahead. If it’s not canon who cares? It doesn’t change the original show in any way at all so all of the people hating on non canon art can stop that as well, it’s not needed.

Edit: Just read some of the comments on Zuke’s post. Anyone who sent hate should be ashamed of yourselves. Putting fictional characters over showing decency to another human being is absolutely disgusting.

Earth is basically a fantasy world with an overzealous writer

Writer: “Hey, can I show you my new fantasy world?” 

Editor: “Sure, let me take a look…” 

Writer: “Thanks! I’d love to know what you think.” 

Editor: “Wait, I’m confused. Where’s the habitable zone? It looks like you’ve got lifeforms covering the entire planet.” 

Writer: “Oh right, so this is cool. The idea is that this world actually rotates as it orbits its nearby star, so instead of having a dark side and a light side with a habitable zone in the middle, both sides go through a constant light/dark cycle, making it so the whole planet is a habitable zone! Neat, huh?” 

Editor: “Huh, that’s… an interesting idea. But, it looks like you’ve got animals and cultures in different climates too. How does that work if the whole world is being evenly heated rotisserie-style?” 

Writer: “I’m glad you asked! See, the rotation of this world actually spins on a kind of tilted axis that oscillates back and forth. This makes the heating more even towards the middle, while the top and the bottom have more extreme climate fluctuations.” 

Editor: “I gotta be honest, this whole climate system seems needlessly complicated. Plus, you’ve got populations living thousands of miles inland. Do you realize that keeping everything hydrated would take an impossible amount of irrigation resources?” 

Writer: “Yeah, yeah! I thought of that too! It works because the air on this world is full of invisible dust particles, so when water evaporates there it condensates on the dust and accumulates into these HUGE floating bodies of water, which drift around everywhere and-” 

Editor: “Stop, just stop, OK? Look, using one or two of these ideas could be neat, but nobody’s going to take you seriously if you keep cramming in more and more crazy stuff like this. You need to tone it down a bit.” 

Writer: “…” 

Writer: “So can I tell you about the cool magnetic force field?” 

Editor: *sigh* 

can we just appreciate isak saying “i don’t know [if even is the man in my life]” because that’s such an honest and self-aware answer with a well thought-out reasoning, it’s so in keeping with isak’s ideas of uncertainty and anti-determinism (which have been his theme throughout the season) and yet shows such growth in that isak no longer needs to fully know and understand something to accept it while also providing a really nice contrast to the last time we heard the phrase, when isak and even were still in the honeymoon phase, when neither of them really knew what they were getting themselves into, when they were idealising everything and it actually gives me such hope for them as a couple because it shows that isak knows it’s not always going to be good and doesn’t take their relationship for granted but rather is ready to fight for it one day at a time

Today’s Meetup

The meetup was today and it was absolutely insane and so incredible and I had just an amazing time. Just wanted to talk a little bit about it, but before I go into it more, I want to say a couple things.


I was not at all prepared for this meetup and I want to apologize. With such a new and growing audience I had no idea what to expect for this meetup. I legitimately thought 15-20 people were going to show up, but instead over 200 people ended up coming. 

Originally I had planned on having this meetup in the mall, thinking that the mall would be able to handle the small group of people that would show up. Had I known that so many people were going to come, I would’ve put a LOT more planning into it, and it would have been a lot more organized.

Before I had even gotten to the meetup, people were already getting kicked out of the mall and forced into the parking lot by mall security and police. At the time I thought “well okay, we’ll just move it to the parking lot.”

After arriving and seeing the huge swarm of people, I had to talk to the police and was told that myself and everyone involved in the meetup had to leave the mall property at once. I did not anticipate this at all, so I seriously had no plan. Then I told everyone that we were moving to a new location which was about 20 minutes away with traffic. 

After arriving at the new location, we were all then outside in the cold and we were still taking pictures and signing stuff far after it had already gotten dark. That was totally fine with me, and I made it clear from the beginning that every single person would have a chance for a hug and a picture. But what I was not okay with was the fact that you guys had to wait so long in the cold and in the dark to meet me. I honestly do feel terrible about it. 

I feel so bad knowing that you guys waited so long in the mall to meet me, then were all kicked out, then you all had to move to a completely new location and had to wait in the dark and in the cold to meet me. I sincerely apologize, and in the future, I will absolutely put more thought into these kind of things.


OKAY, NOW THAT I’VE APOLOGIZED I WANNA SAY HOW FUCKING INCREDIBLE THE MEETUP WAS DESPITE THE SHITTY STUFF


This meetup was absolutely insane and so surreal for me. As I said before, I thought that 15 MAYBE 20 people would show up, and when I saw the giant mob of people outside of best buy, I was completely astonished. To everyone that came to the meetup, thank you so so so much. It was so amazing meeting so many of you and getting to see you face to face. You were all so kind and so lovely to interact with. Every one of you was so cheerful and you were all so respectful of not only myself, but to the other people that were there. I am so proud of you guys. This was such an amazing experience and I had so much fun. I really hope that those of you who went weren’t disappointed, and I hope that you all had as much fun as I did, despite having to stand in the cold. 

It was so touching to hear all of your stories and see how much the channel has affected every one of you. I am so lucky to have such a kind and giving community. Thank you all so much for coming today. It was amazing and I cannot thank you guys enough. You all absolutely blew me away. I had so much fun taking pictures with you guys, and filming videos with you and just simply getting to say hi.

Thank you for being at the meetup, thank you for being so kind, and thank you for being a part of this incredible community.

Today was incredible. I cannot comprehend what happened today.

I love you all so much.

So apparently Mike Pence tried to go to a Hamilton show tonight.

There are reports that they had to stop songs at some points because of all the booing and yelling from the audience. (“when your people say they hate you ” and “immigrants - we get the job done” seem to have been big moments.) Talk about walking into the lion’s den.

I have to wonder what made Pence want to see this show. Like, how much did he know about it beforehand? Just that it was popular and about a Founding Father? How much did he know about the casting and why it was done that way, the message it’s meant to send? How much did he know about the style of music? Did he have *any idea* what he was getting into?

going back and watching this scene in episode 5 is extra painful when you know exactly what’s going on in even’s head this time around:

you can just see him trying not to let his anxiety and dread show in response to isak’s offhand comment about his mother being insane. he’s already mentally preparing himself for the rest of the conversation

i can’t even imagine the weight of isak’s rejection here (especially considering the fact that isak, in his ignorance, has no idea that he’s just caused even terrible pain).

you can actually see even saying goodbye to isak in his head and thinking it’s probably going to be the last time he gets to be with him. i can’t even imagine how difficult it would be for someone with a mental illness to hear the person they have feelings for make the blanket statement that their life, “would be better without mentally ill people around [them]

isak has no clue that any of this is transpiring, of course, which makes it even harder to watch. but you can see even processing and realizing that, no matter how much he likes isak, their relationship isn’t going to work. not the way he’d hoped.

that’s part of why this show is so amazing; we get to see the consequences for such an off-hand, ignorant remark. every single line of this show is chosen so carefully and with so much weight and as a result, isak’s throwaway words are the catalyst for the entire back half of the season.

Kent is colourblind.  So he has no real concept of why everyone is so freaked out by what his anime-trash eyes do.

Alexei gets this idea to photo Kent every time his eyes change colour, then on his birthday he makes a collage and surprises Kent with those colourblind glasses.

They spend a day outside checking everything out (Kent may or may not cry a few times, and spend about two hours in a park, then another hour going through his gallery of Kit pictures).

After Kent’s Bday dinner Alexei takes him by the hand.  “I’m have one more surprise for you.”

Then he pulls out the photo album he made, complete with portraits of Kent he’d taken over half the year and shows him what everyone is on about.  “Is not so strange, just different.”

Kent goes through it all, then just looks up slowly at Tater and whispers, “Oh my god.  What the fuck.”

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HI ^o^ Sorry for being inactive this week ahaha I got sick and the medicine I drink at night makes me super sleepy so I end up dozing off early ++ I still have to go to work because I’m saving up my vacation days ;;v;;

Anyway! I’m also answering && compiling asks right now (around 3k) – I’m so sorry I let them pile up ;;v;; I have some sets from … since what … October … I was wondering if it’s still okay to answer them (or not… they probably hate me now hhhh) ahaha I’m so sorry I feel so ashamed aksjhdkjsafsdf

Okay so I came up with this great AU idea and I decided I'm gonna post it here so here you go

Imagine a charm necklace AU.

Everyone gets a charm necklace at birth with one charm on it. This charm being a small plate with the person’s birth date on it.

Throughout their lives, they find more charms scattered about in their daily life. One in their bookbag, another in the bottom of a cup of coffee, just showing up wherever they’ll find them.

Now imagine each charm representing a significant life event in the near future.

Some are obvious, like a coffin indicating that they will have a secondhand experience with death soon. Some are more cryptic and require more thought. The individual can decipher what each charm means for themselves, or they can just wait for destiny to take its course.

But what about soulmates, you may ask?

Soulmate charms are themed after whoever your soulmate is. For example, if your soulmate is passionate about cats, you might find a charm of a cat or a ball of yarn. Something along those lines.

Soulmate charms come in two varieties: platonic and romantic. Platonic soulmate charms have a diamond, romantic soulmate charms have a heart. Sometimes the charm will also have the soulmate’s favorite color in it, or maybe the first letter of their name.

When someone dies prematurely, their necklace breaks in half and scatters the charms. Old age deaths only occur after the necklace can only hold one more charm: a small plate with the person’s death date on it.

Feel free to add to this AU or use it in your art or writing if you want! I’d love to see what people do with it!

random aus i havent seen
  • ‘you are sitting next to me at the doctors watching me freak out. oh, i just am deathly afraid of needles and need to get a shot’ AU

  • ‘i’m a librarian and i see you have a bunch of books about depression and suicide in your hand, hey buddy, want to talk to someone? i’m here if you need me’ AU

  • ‘you are talking to yourself in a silent library about how much you hate studying and how you are going to fail. need help there? i just so happen to major in that subject. oh shit, you’re really cute’ AU

  • ‘you play guitar every day during our lunch hour and no one knows what song it is but I do and i love that band, lets talk about how amazing they are.’ AU

  • ‘i have a garage sale every year at the same time and you always show up but never buy anything and just flirt with me but i have never seen you any other place’ AU

  • ‘i’m in a band and i jumped into the crowd but no one caught me and i accidentally crushed you oh my god im so sorry here come backstage to rest. wow, you’re actually really cute’ AU

  • ‘you’ve been in Bed, Bath and Body Works for hours everyday and all you do is smell everything’ AU

  • ‘i met you on social media but we both don’t speak well in each others languages, wow i really like you and need to figure this out’ AU

  • ‘i’m a guest on your talk show and you’re flirting with me, do you do this with everyone? oh your audience is swooning over us, sure, i’ll come back on your show soon’ AU

  • ‘i collect snowglobes and i just need one more from your country, you own an antique store, wanna help me find it? oh shit i forgot you don’t really speak my language’ AU

  • ‘i’m the principal of this school and you’re an administrator and you catch all the kids trying to sneak off and send them to me. i’m impressed and you’re also really hot in that vest.’ AU

  • ‘you write amazing fanfiction on tumblr and i send you anon messages everyday. oh shit, that wasn’t on anon, my cover’s blown. well, may as well message you and talk about how much i love [insert ship here]’ AU
PAX South

So PAX South was this past weekend and it was absolutely incredible. Leading up to this convention, I had no idea what to expect. It was the first convention I was attending after moving out to LA, and I was super nervous to see what would happen. I had a signing scheduled with my super good friends OGchan and Girbeagly, and the three of us had no idea how many people would show.
We were told that there was a line cap during the signing of 120 people, and we were pretty skeptical about if we were going to hit that cap. Of course no matter how many people showed up, it would have been amazing to get to talk to any of you, but we were curious to see how many of you would actually show up. On the day of the signing, 2 hours before the signing was actually going to take place Brian, G and I were told that we had already capped the line. We didn’t even think that the line would get maxed out, but you guys maxed it out over 2 HOURS before the signing was even supposed to start. That absolutely blew our minds. At the time of the signing, we were escorted down to the queue hall. We turned a corner to where the line started and the room immediately erupted in cheers. There were not only all of the people in the actual line, but probably over a hundred of you guys standing along the side. It was so insane seeing so many of you in one room. It was amazing and overwhelming and simply incredible. Meeting so many of you across the weekend was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Thank you to everyone who came to pax South this year and said hi. I cannot wait to go to more conventions to meet more of you. Hearing all of your stories about how the channel has affected you and seeing how genuine each one of you were was so heartwarming. I am so grateful that my videos can impact some of you in a positive way. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting my friends. Thank you for giving us a chance. You all mean the world to us :)

Victuuri has to be canon in the YoI universe right? There’s no way Victor skating with Yuuri to “Stammi Vicino, Non Te Ne Andare” (a love song), with the choreography of Tessa and Scott’s 2016-17 free dance (that was so overtly romantic), can be interpreted as anything other than an indirect public declaration of their affection for each other. Right??? Look at all those loving gazes and caresses!

You have to wonder whose idea it was for them to do the ice dance together. Word of God says that Yuuri has been skating to Stammi Vicino alone for all the exhibitions this season, and that Victor only joined him at the GPF. So one of them must have suggested it. Victor or Yuuri? 

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re: 2016 election

This is so similar to Brexit. People are protest voting or just not showing up because they feel SO CERTAIN that homophobic spraytan won’t win. But, then Hillary falls behind by tiny margins. Margins that would have not existed had all the third party and protest voters actually voted for a candidate that stood a chance. Your oh-so-morally-upright protest vote is going to let an overglorified showerdrain hairwad win the presidency and put the Republicans in power. And, oh, oops! Looks like Pence supports and has funded Conversion Therapy.

You have no idea what this election could cost LGBT+ people. I was so desperately hopeful a Democratic president would be able to ban the torture of my community by the conservative and fanatically religious right. I was so desperate to make sure my community, my family, and my friends would be able to be a little bit safer, even if they were in unsupportive homes. Now you’ve dashed that hope into the ground for 4-8 more years. 

That is 4-8 more years of girls like Leelah Alcorn’s stories. 

That is 4-8 more years of terrified LGBT+ kids. 

That is 4-8 more years of suicide and terror and loneliness.

And that is only the beginning. If the Republicans keep their promise to reverse Obergefell v Hodges, that is the destruction of so many families and couples who thought they were safe.

That is the promise for transphobic legislature on a national level. It won’t be overnight, but the Republicans can and will attack some of the most vulnerable and vital members of our community.

I’m disgusted and angry and tired. Hope you protest voters are proud of yourselves.

I want to issue a call to our LGBT+ community. Band together. Stay safe. Support one another. Now more than ever we need to make sure that we fight for each other and protect one another.

If we don’t, who will?