Ya’ll asked for more tentacles so here are more tentacles! You can read the first part HERE.
Recently, people around you have been commenting on how happy you seem. They ask you if you’re seeing anyone and if they’re the cause of it. You have to hesitate a moment when they ask this because technically, yes, you have met someone but you can’t exactly describe your new mate. At first, they were a tiny little succulent plant you were given as a gift, now, they were this tentacled creature living off soda and sweet drinks in your home.
You smile though and reply yes, you do have someone special in your life. You can’t deny you’re over the moon for them, you love them more than you ever thought possible. Not only were they sweet and gentle, always there for you and attentive, they were the best sex you’ve ever had.
Coming home you find yourself excited, always happy to see them and be wrapped up in their many limbs as they kiss you with the soft mouth hidden amongst the tendrils. Sometimes they’ve made you dinner, although it’s usually always something sweet, usually you come home and cook with them then after you’ve eaten you both take a nice long bath.
Madonna’s 1998 album, “Ray of Light,” bore many gifts, not least of which was the friendship between Billy Eichner and Robin Lord Taylor.
Mr. Eichner, Emmy-nominated at last for “Billy on the Street” and currently starring in Hulu’s “Difficult People,” and Mr. Taylor, a breakout star as the Penguin on Fox’s “Gotham,” which returns Sept. 28, first met in their sophomore year at Northwestern University, at a release party (of college-aged sorts) for the album given by Mr. Eichner. As roommates in New York in the early 2000s, they started their own live comedy talk show, “Creation Nation,” in the basements of bookstores and bars.
The first “Billy on the Street” videos, with Mr. Eichner surprising passers-by with questions and games and Mr. Taylor often holding the camera, were a popular recurring segment. “Creation Nation” put them on the very map they’d been studying since childhood, and today, they each wreak havoc, via their respective shows, on the citizens of this fair city.
Over lunch at Tavern on the Green, in their signature rhythm and ratio, Mr. Taylor, 39, and Mr. Eichner, 38 — who will also soon appear in FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult” — recalled cherished VHS tapes, the glory days of gay night life, and apartments with curtains for doors.
This conversation has been edited and condensed.
ROBIN LORD TAYLOR I was at the student union, and my booth was next to Billy’s. Billy was telling jokes about, I swear, like, Elaine Stritch and Jennifer Holliday. I think it was something about the Tonys that year, maybe?
BILLY EICHNER I don’t remember that at all.
TAYLOR My back was to Billy’s back, and I remember hearing him and being like, “That’s exactly the kind of conversation I came to Northwestern for. I’m gonna make you my best friend.”
EICHNER He came to this “Ray of Light” party and he was this little boy from Iowa, and he wore these fake cat ears that I guess you could buy at Bloomingdale’s at the time? And I was like, “No. Who’s that person? I’m not into it.”
TAYLOR I knew you were going to bring up the cat ears.
EICHNER To this day, I don’t understand why you would walk in with cat ears.
TAYLOR I was from a very small town, I had just come out of the closet, and it was very proto-radical faerie, without the hallucinogens.
EICHNER It was like our generation’s version of cutting. Months later, we decided to move to a bigger apartment and we needed a fifth roommate. They were like, “That guy Robin said he would take it,” and I was against it. But we were desperate. To make matters worse, we had to move in the summer before junior year, and Robin and I had to live — just the two of us.
TAYLOR I had a car.
EICHNER And I was like, “Well, that’s something.” So we would go to the mall, and we would go shopping, and we’d go to the movies.
TAYLOR It was “Living Out Loud” that did it, I think.
EICHNER There was a series of movies we went to see that normal college-aged men were not going to see in the Midwest: “Living Out Loud,” with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito; “Isn’t She Great,” with Bette Midler and Nathan Lane. We were the only people in the theater, opening weekend of “Isn’t She Great” at the Old Orchard Shopping Mall. We would watch movies at home; we’d watch “Truth or Dare,” and I had a VHS of this thing called “The Oscars’ Greatest Moments.”
TAYLOR We memorized that tape.
EICHNER He was this quiet closeted gay boy in Iowa, and I was this louder closeted gay guy in New York City, but we were both locked in our rooms watching cable TV and sucking it all in. When we found each other, it was like, “Wait, you’re interested in —— ?”
TAYLOR Like, a “Whales of August” joke.
EICHNER We were theater majors in a suburb of Chicago and we were being gay and going to gay bars for the first time, together. Then we caught the last gasp of great New York gay night life. We could go out every night of the week.
TAYLOR And we did.
EICHNER Tuesday nights we’d go to Beige at B Bar. We both met boyfriends at Beige. We’d go to Spa on Thursdays, Starlight and The Cock on Friday, and then ——
TAYLOR Opaline is in there somewhere.
EICHNER Opaline on Saturday, or the Roxy. We were doing ecstasy, and it was the days of big club DJs ——
EICHNER Twilo, Junior Vasquez. We partied, and I’m so glad we did, because it doesn’t really exist at the moment, and we couldn’t do it now. Except, I still do it. I shouldn’t do it. It’s a bad look.
TAYLOR We lived in this crazy loft two blocks south of the World Trade Center. No doors, no walls — just curtains.
EICHNER Ten days before 9/11, we moved.
TAYLOR We lived for about five years, then, in Chelsea. I was doing commercials and little things here and there. I mostly played stoner skater types.
EICHNER I’d gone to a ton of open calls and never got anything. I was temping and bartending. No one was taking me seriously.
TAYLOR Billy was sitting on the couch one evening and asked if I would like to make something together. He even had the title, “Creation Nation.” I was sold immediately. We took where we were in our lives, and created these heightened versions of ourselves.
EICHNER I created this angry, irrationally passionate persona that “Billy on the Street” grew out of, which is not close to me. It’s coming from somewhere, I guess, but it’s very much a character.
TAYLOR I was playing a closeted actor, refusing to come out.
EICHNER Robin’s in the very first video. You can watch it on YouTube. At the end he’s running around with me.
TAYLOR I remember when the woman chased us onto the subway. Billy had yelled “Lucy Liu” in her face and she was screaming for the police.
EICHNER I told Robin to stick the tape in your underwear or something?
TAYLOR It’s funny: our current projects are the closest we’ve ever been to working on very similar things.
EICHNER I think he’s so brilliant on that show, but I’m not a superhero person. Robin would call me and tell me what’s happening on “Gotham” and I’d be like, “Dude, I don’t know what you’re talking about. You walk with that cane and put on that prosthetic makeup, and I’m gonna go write some jokes.” Now, I’m on “American Horror Story,” and I honestly do — he would call me and tell me about these violent scenes he had to do, how you have to choreograph it, how much time it takes — I have a new appreciation for it. Our careers also never were a source of tension between us, ever. There was no friction. Maybe friction because I didn’t clean the apartment.
TAYLOR Well, just that time you vacuumed vomit into the non-wet dry vac.
EICHNER I was the roommate who paid half the rent that he paid and still wouldn’t clean. I always had a great sense of entitlement.
TAYLOR Billy has always been completely unafraid to speak his mind and tell people what he believes. And that’s something I struggle with.
EICHNER I do feel like I’ve made Robin meaner, in a good way. When I met Robin, he was wearing those stupid cat ears, and he wanted everyone to like him. If I taught Robin anything, it’s that not everyone needs to like you. Granted, everyone does love Robin. He’s, like, the nicest person in the entire world. Not everyone loves me, but I think between the two of us, it’s a yin and yang.
TAYLOR All I want to give Billy would just be a connection to love and family. I just want to be a constant in his life and a connection to someone who loves him unconditionally.
EICHNER That’s nice. I said I made people hate him! But that’s why this works.
I’m tempted to give a quick history lesson on Northern Irish politics, because I feel it’s really needed right now, but long-time followers know I’m not really good at doing a “quick version” of anything.
Suffice to say, I feel that concentrating on the DUP’s positions on abortion and LGBTQ rights is missing the point. And I say that as a pro-choice bisexual woman, so it’s not like I don’t care about those things. Their ability to influence those things is limited by cross-party support for same gender marriage and access to abortion.
The bigger picture is far more disturbing and the most pressing concern right now is the fate of the Good Friday agreement, peace in Northern Ireland and the fate of Irish Catholics. We have effectively just legitimised a set of people who would have stood by and cheered when the British army was gunning Irish Catholics down. This is a party who had to be publicly pressured before they denounced the Ulster paramilliatries who were supporting them in this general election.
Never mind their manifesto, it’s their history you’ve got to worry about.
Hello maam. Terribly sorry to bother you. I have 2 questions…. Would it be possible for you to make your new pieces of art as bigger posters. I have your art all over my house. (Seriously, my house is becoming a shrine of your work. I have zero regrets. Your work is wonderful.) Anyways… I ordered two of your new pieces and the only option was the small posters. They are too small to match the other ones I have. Next question, can you make some of your art into tapestries? God I hate to be this person who sounds needy but I’m going there. If it’s possible. If not I totally understand. I hope your day is going amazing! Thank you for reading this!
@challenger4gaming Hello! I’m sorry for the delay!! OHHHHHHHHHHH LOOK AT THESE!!! that is so amazing!! your house and the frames makes it look like an art gallery ;; THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It is no bother!! I will try to upload bigger versions of my previous drawings and start working in higher resolutions, i’ll aim to have them updated on the shop sometime next week, as for the tapestries I’ll have to check how big the files need to be for them, It will probably be too big for my older pictures and I would have to stretch them out a lot to fit and the quality of the image wont be good enough to print but I’ll try to make this option available for drawings I make from now on, thank you so much again!! 💕
So my lock screen collage was much better well received than I was expecting so, since so many of you liked it and since it is a certain Mr. Scientia’s birthday ‘today’ (an hour off in my timezone but its the 7th elsewhere in the world rn so who the fuck cares
¯\_(ツ)_/¯) I am sharing my non-lock screened version for all of y’all because everyone needs a beautiful phone to wake up to in the morning.
Tumblr is probably going to bollocks up the picture so here is an imgur link to it. It was made for iPhone 7 plus resolution (1080x1920) so it should scale to any other size nicely.
Since it didn’t take half as long as I expected I am also tempted to do one for my ipad so they can match once I have had the chance to get onto my platstation and rummage for even more screenshots for the bigger size (ahahaha i say this like I might not have enough ahahahahahaha I have enough to sink the titanic all over again….) If I do you can be sure I will share that as well o/
I know I said I wasn’t planning on sharing my stuff all that much anymore, but I reached 400 followers so I wanted to release a thing. I’m also doing simblreen, so there’s that to look forward to as well, I guess.
These sunglasses have four color channels. One for the frame, two for the lenses (for the gradient effect), and one for the nose piece thingies. I believe they’re a little over 6k polys and the textures for these are 1024x1024. I didn’t really feel the need to make them bigger, but if anyone wants a higher resolution version feel free to ask. Shouldn’t take me too long.
These glasses aren’t pefect, but I think they’re alright for a first try so, here ya go.
Aaand you can thank @nachtai for inspiring me to make these. I’m just a dweeb who wants to do what her friends are doing. You can find the super beautiful sunglasses she made here!
You draw all of your art on Colors 3d right? How do you make the quality so nice when u post it cause I have it to but the quality is never right.
I’m surprised I actually get this question a lot! Here’s a little photo guide I made, it took me a little while to figure out too and I’m so sorry it takes a while but I do this every time I make new art, it isn’t too bad!
First open the app and draw something:
Aah sorry I was going to make something special for this but work got in the way, I will use this rarity here! Once you’re done, hit manage painting–
> export to sd card > LARGE, the large is important because the small version is really pixelated!
If you export it with 3D on it’ll make two versions, I’ll explain it more later–
Now instead of going to camera, turn your DS all the way off and flip it over and use a tiny screwdriver or a hairpin to unscrew the two back screws:
You’ll hear a pop/click noise when they are unscrewed, the screws keep turning and don’t come out but as long as they clicked then you can stop turning and take the back off!
Push in the microSD to get it to pop out and then you’re good to stick it into a laptop/tablet with the right slot, or if your computer is old like mine then just use an SD card reader!
Then it’s pretty easy, just go to my computer > the removable disk it reads the card as > DCIM(the photo folder) > the most recent photo folder(it makes a new folder every 100 photos) > the latest photo file, that is your art!
I exported mine without 3D on so there is only one HNI0066 but HNI0065 has two copies because that was an earlier art I exported it with 3D on, the JPG is the one you want to use for posting online but the MPO file is a special 3D version of your art! It can only be viewed on 3DSes, if you want to keep viewing it in 3D on the camera app on your DS then definitely keep it but if not then you can delete the MPO version, most computers don’t recognize it anyway and I sometimes delete them when I need more space because they’re bigger than jpgs!
Click on the JPG and there it is in high quality! After you’re done just remember to take the Sd card back out, put it back in your DS and re-screw the screws, just be careful not to tighten them too much or the back plate can crack! That’s all, sorry this became kinda long but that’s how I do it! Thanks for the ask!
Mario Paint remains wonderful. But it’s one of the few SNES games that requires specialized hardware, and it’s not always possible to find the necessary mouse at the used game store of your choice, nor is it possible for all of these 20+-year-old mice to remain in working order forever.
So it’s unquestionably a good thing that Hyperkin has started selling its own SNES mouse accessory, the Hyper Click. Even more so because the Hyper Click is the superior product.
The original Nintendo device used circa 1960s ball mouse design. For the Hyper Click, Hyperkin updated the peripheral to a circa 1990s optical mouse, eliminating the need to clean gunk off of the ball or out of the contacts, and probably increasing accuracy, not that there’s much need for that with the SNES’s resolution.
As far as detailed impressions go, it’s a mouse! That plugs into the SNES! It does the mouse things! That’s the most important thing to know. Less critical but nice: the mouse is a weird, angular, gigantic thing, much bigger than the official version – but it’s way more comfortable than it looks! I was not expecting this weird-looking device to be as nice to hold as it is, especially in my tiny, baby-sized hands. So if you’re spending a lot of time deep in the Mario Paint, you should definitely pick one of these up for the sake of comfort.
And to demonstrate that the thing works, I drew up a Tiny in Mario Paint. I was going to hook it all up through the Retro Freak to the HDTV and take a screenshot, but upon reviewing this photo, I prefer the authenticity of this camera screenshot of a CRT television (with a permanent VIDEO display because I don’t have the remote to access the menu! Verisimilitude!).
I’m impressed that Hyperkin is putting in the effort to update these sort of one-off accessories. Thinking about the slow decay of the world’s SNES mice is actually kind of weirdly stressful, and knowing that there’s not just an alternative, but a better version, is a great comfort.
Hi guys! This month of May is Mental Health Month and postitforward is encouraging bloggers to share their experiences and struggles to other people, inspire and let them know that they’re not alone on whatever problem they’re going through. Postitforward gives bloggers a chance to reach out to others and make this platform into a more friendly community. If you like, you can also participate! Just click here.
1: Self-care and Personal Well-being
My story (losing my dad):
Before anything else, I just want to share that I was depressed for quite some time. It started when my dad got diagnosed with liver cirrhosis back in 2012. It was very stressful for me because I was away from home and my parents tried everything but nothing seemed to work. My dad wanted me out of it because he didn’t want me to get distracted from school. I was a dormer in high school at that time so access to the phone was very limited. I was far apart from my family. Every time we talked on the phone, I tried so much to sound normal despite the lump on my throat and the tears in my eyes. His time came and I cried almost every night. I couldn’t sleep well but somehow, with the right mix of family and friends, I was able to draw out the sadness in me and channel it into something positive. I took care of myself and became inspired and more determined in everything I do. I did better. Sometimes, I’d still cry about losing my dad but it’s a different kind of feeling than before. I don’t feel lost anymore because I know that there are people who are willing to wipe the tears off my eyes. Nowadays, I like to think that me being able to go through it all meant something bigger and that leaving us was my dad’s last mission on Earth because it was definitely the push I needed to be whom he wanted me to be. // I miss you so much, papa. I’m trying to do better and each day, I’m striving hard to be a better version of myself. I hope you are proud of me. Thank you for everything!
If you’re going through the same things I did, please feel free to message me if you have any questions especially about coping. I would definitely love to hear from you and try to help you go through it.
You can put different layers of bedding in your cage (for example a layer of normal bedding, then a layer of soft hay and so on) so that tunnels don’t collapse and stay solid. Like this:
Next you can find or build a chamber house!
Your hamster needs one because it represents their natural burrows so that they can choose which chamber to use for sleeping, storing food and so on. It should have at least 2 connected, big chambers! More is always better.
If you want your hamster to have a bigger one like the one I built recently, you can message me for a tutorial or build one yourself, it’s pretty easy. It should have stands so it doesn’t move, holes big enough to fit through with full cheek pouches (2-3″ dwarf, 3-4″ Syrian) and one big sleeping chamber! It has no floor, so the hamster can dig out and a lid that you can open if you need to clean it. (Clean their toilet every day)
Here you can see the “luxury” version of my chamber hourse. (It was about 12$ for all the materials :o) )
Don’t forget to give your hamster nesting material: unperfumed toilet paper.
Do not use hamster wool as it often tangles around your hamster’s limb and can easily suffocate or kill your hamster!
Your hamster will soon put a lot of nesting material in his cheeks and build their very own nest and start sleeping in it! :)
Also give your hamster hay! They eat it and use it as nesting material.
Next you can give them more hideouts. Little wooden houses (make sure they are solid and have no dangerouns holes where your hamster tries to fit through), cork tubes (big enough), you can build hideouts made of flower pots or clay, maybe ceramic houses etc. I do not like and would not recommend anything made out of plastic (besides the wheel which should be made out of hard plastic)
Then your hamster of course needs a water bowl (better a water bottle).
You can use this one:
Clean it every day and make sure to clean the “slimy” bottom of it too.
I am also against buying pets at breeders because we already have too many animals on this world who are dying and suffering and living in terrible conditions because breeders and pet stores always “produce” new animals and people buy them but don’t adopt the ones that do already exist.
Note: I feel like I need to explain myself. This was originally gonna be a best friend seonho thing but like I’m 6 years older than him so I just couldn’t write it like how I wanted to. But yeah we’ve been getting a lot of Seonho content and I wanted to make a quick thing for him
literally gave him a pack fruit snacks one day and he’s been attached to you ever since
whenever he sees you in the hallway or walking out of school prepare to be tackled
every. single. time
sometimes Guanlin or Daehwi have to literally pull him off of you, especially if it’s in between classes
then catch him shrugging them off and hopping on Minhyun’s back a few feet up the hallway
doesn’t realize he’s not a small child and will drape himself over you no matter what
‘y/n~~~ I missed you’
‘Seonho pls it’s hot, get off me. Besides you just saw me like an 1 hour ago
‘I know but I’m hungry let’s go eat’
as overwhelming as he is you can’t deny him anything, he’s just too cute
you can’t help but to dot on him
'Wow Seonho, you eat so well! Do you want me to buy you more?’ And you’d pat his head or pinch his cheeks
all the while he’s just stuffing his face and smiling cause he loves the attention, such a baby
also such a kind, thoughtful kid
always asks if you’re okay or if you’re feeling well
comes up to you one day with a coffee and pushes it in your hand ‘Y/n, you looked tired this morning so I got this for you. Take care of yourself~’
and then he runs of to join the rest of his friends and you’re standing there with coffee in your hand and your heart exploding in your chest
because how sweet is this child!?!?? you’ve been blessed honestly
then other times he’ll come up to you and is like ‘I got you this key chain because it reminded me of you’
'Seonho isn’t this a bit much?’
will whine and pout if you don’t accept it and of course you do because you can’t bare to make him sad (even if he’s faking it)
you feel special about too tbh until you spot Minhyun in the hallway with the same key chain but a bigger version of it hanging off his bag and you’re like （；¬＿¬) because lets be real no matter how much Seonho adores you he loves Minhyun more
just the sweetest thing you’ve ever met, a little ball of sunshine spreading love where ever he goes
The brown test I think I finally got it ok! I wanted the back legs to sit in but I also didn’t want the deer to be too skinny in the back (as it is supposed to be a chibi deer so cute and fat!)
The finished deer is an older one I kept from the original version of the pattern. It’s fun to see how much bigger they have gotten too, sewing them that small was a bit too challenging!
The blue one I sewed the back legs in more underneath, they bowed out quite a bit before I did that, even so I don’t know what I did to the legs shape lol. But the point of the pattern being GOOD is that I don’t need to sew the legs in underneath to get it to sit how I want.
I use making tape to tweak patterns. I cut and I move things around where they need extra material and then tape.