so this is the final result

Can you remember love?

I was in Critical Interpretations today thinking about Kuron and like…

You can replicate a person to an extent, I think. You can copy a person’s genetic makeup, and give them specific memories (I believe a person’s personality results from a combination of genetic traits and learned behavior, gleaned from various life experiences). But…physical attraction? Love? I don’t think Kuron would necessarily feel the same things in the same way Shiro does. He’d have the same memories, yes, but perhaps not the same emotional response to those memories. 

TL;DR I was like…headcanon that Kuron loves Keith in a platonic way, and Shiro loves Keith in a romantic way. So on the day Keith finally snaps, and surges up on his tiptoes, cupping “Shiro’s” face between his hands and kissing him like his life depends on it—Kuron has to step back and say, “I’m so sorry, Keith. I don’t feel the same way.”

And Kuron does feel horrible that he can’t be there for Keith romantically, and he takes special care to support him as a friend. He promises he won’t distance himself from Keith as a result of this revelation. He’ll always be there for him like a brother. 

So Keith hides his devastation because like, he always knew Shiro didn’t reciprocate his feelings, but at least before now he could dream. The reality of the situation hurts, and he struggles to cope in his own distant way, throwing himself into his missions with reckless abandon. 

And then…on a BoM mission…Keith comes across the real Shiro. 

He’s dressed in rebel gear, and he’s bleeding from a gash on his temple, but his white cowlick catches Keith’s eye across a crowd of refugees. Their eyes lock, and for a while Keith simply stares, the both of them too shocked to move. 

Then Shiro stumbles, scrambling to clear a path through the crowd. He reaches Keith in a whirlwind of dust and tattered fabric, throwing his arms around his neck. A laugh tumbles out of him as he presses their foreheads together. There’s stubble on his cheeks. He smells like gunpowder, and sunshine on desert rocks.

“Keith!” he proclaims, and somewhere deep within him Keith understands. Kuron looks like Shiro, and he shares many of his morals—but underneath that, he’s still his own person. And that person isn’t Shiro. This—the person winding his fingers through Keith’s hair, smiling like he’s the luckiest man alive—this is his Shiro. 

And when Keith dares to tilt his head—to press his lips to Shiro’s—Shiro kisses him right back.

Thank you

I just noticed that today is exactly one year since I started watching Jack. And It’s so crazy to think that how I and my life changed over this year. I have no idea where I would be right now if not you guys :)

I would probably still be a depressed mess without any motivation to do something. But things started changing when i joined this fandom. I found fantastic friends and they all helped me to think positive. Recently I found motivation to write after the long suffering with writers block, and start translating it from my native language to English so I could share it with you all. And finally I am so inspired to do better and reach better results. To try new things and not be afraid of making mistakes. And if not you guys I would be in the same place as I was before.

@ava-forest-walker @viostormcaller @ill-spink @aceofspades-lena @vity-dream @mademoiselle-mae @dark–iplier @sketchy-scribs-n-doods

I don’t know how I could show you all how happy and lucky I am that I found you guys. You all helped me so so much and you’re all amazing and awesome people. 

And thank you @therealjacksepticeye for being a huge inspiration to move forward and don’t give up. If not you I wouldn’t have met those awesome people :)

certifiednbtrash  asked:

jer can be an idiot sometimes and will forget to take off his binder before going to bed, resulting in pain and cuddles from mikey/he'll doodle himself with a cis guy's body when he's bored/when he finally stopped deadnaming/misgendering himself he called michael crying of joy -jeremy

YES

These are all canon

Jeremy is a Dumbass and Michael rats him out while giving him love and checking to see if anything was broken and Jeremy is all ‘I’m sorry Mikey’ and Michael is like 'you better be you handsome little idiot’

This is??? So relatable fwafbbsfafh

SQGHDQDQHHWRWRHWRHFBWRWHHWR YOU KILLED ME DEAD

Jeremy calls him and Michael is so scared bc he’s like 'Jeremy????? Why are you crying are you ok???’ And Jeremy is like 'I forgot my deadname!!’ And Michael’s heart just. Grows five (5) sizes

These are all so so so adorable aaaaaaaaaa

On balloons.

There’s a post going around that advocates giving clowns only real helium balloons. I’m not going to link to that post, because I don’t want the OP getting any hate. The balloon misconception is SUCH a common one I don’t think any one of us can say we didn’t fall prey to it at one point or another. But, the fact of the matter is, helium balloons are not good enrichment for clowns.

Firstly, they’re not sustainable. Helium is a rapidly depleting resource. Secondly, clowns like balloons because they mistake them for their eggs. A clown bouncing a balloon around on a string is taking care of its ‘baby.’ Clown eggs are brightly colored spheres that float around at shoulder-height, if healthy, and are transported by the parent by means of a filament. Balloons mimic these incredibly well. That is why clowns find balloons on the ground so distressing - a downed egg contains a sick embryo. The despair they experience when one floats away is that of child loss, and I’m sure you can imagine why they’re so distressed when one pops. That’s why malevolent breeds are predisposed to the act!
All balloons “die”. They cannot hatch. Every experience a clown has with a balloon, however happy at the outset, ends in tragedy. They are not good enrichment items, no matter how busy they keep a clown.

So what are some alternatives? If you have two or more clowns of any social breed, then toys like custard pies, water squirters, and air horns make excellent entertainment. Note: Most common breeds are social. If you are keeping a social breed singularly, you MUST play with it for several hours a day at the bare minimum. While these breeds tend to adore balloons the most, the repeat psychological trauma they suffer because of them is not worth the easy out.
If you keep a breed that prefers a solitary existence, they will get the most out of things like juggling supplies and balance balls. Make sure they have a safe space to play with these in when you aren’t home to supervise.
All breeds need human interaction. A few times a week you need to show your clown you appreciate it - that’s the best enrichment of all. Remember that some methods of training result in ‘unusual’ reactions to the four quadrants - most commonly, +P will become “rewarding” - and some performance breeds innately make that connection, so research the right way to reward your clown.

On a final note, DO NOT GIVE MIMES BALLOONS. Look on any mime forum and you’ll see countless threads with titles like “Help! My mime won’t play with toys!” Yeah, dipshit, THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND TOYS. All members of the mime group are highly specialized working breeds geared towards imagination play. They are very intelligent, deeply driven to perform their unique rituals, and not much else. They need to do their original job to be happy. They need to put on shows. If you cannot provide the stimulation of a fully public performance at least once a week for your mime, and cannot provide regular training sessions, either, do not get a mime. Consider a fool instead. A lot of people brush off fools as beginner breeds, too rambunctious and talkative, but there’s a reason they were preferred by royalty for centuries. They’re actually very versatile and eager to please! They do love tumbling and have a knack for mimicking human speech, but will happily learn the same tricks as a mime. They’re also content to live singularly and enjoy practicing in private quite a lot, making them rather compatible with modern life. Their larger cousins, the jesters, can also learn mime routines, but keep in mind that they are more willful! The sinister jester is a near dupe for the creepy mime, a popular breed, but they’re not a great choice for a total novice. Remember, they contributed heavily to the makeup of the scary clowns. (o:
Both fools and jesters will prefer to have physical props to play with in their off-time even if they’re trained to perform without them.

Results of last night’s stream, and one of several title pages for the DOFP PDF! These will include text later!

I dunno if I will post all of the finished textless pages here or not, but at least wanted to give an idea of how they’ll look!

preview of my entry for the @giveyourbacktome-zine!!  it was rly nice to be a part of this ✨  the zine will be available on may 31st, so pls consider checking it out! 

Why you’re not improving your art

Have you ever felt like your art is on the same level for a long time? Have you ever felt like you can’t grow your skills. Have you ever felt like everyone around you grows in rapid speed and you are just like a snail at the end of the race?

I was thinking about that and trying to pinpoint the reasons why you might feel that way. I figured out some solutions that helped me and some other artists I know.

1. Not looking for critique/feedback

‘You can’t yourself pinpoint things you need to focus on because your eye still isn’t trained enough to pinpoint exact problems.’

This is number one problem I see and many professional artists will tell you about that. You can’t be too shy to show your work to people who can give you good critique. Look for professionals who are willing to help you and use that. Critiquing is mistaken to be something hurtful for young artists BUT in reality people giving feedback are trying to help you grow. I know how hard it is to hear that you are still not good enough, that your art is lacking something. Maybe you know that yourself but you can’t yourself pinpoint things you need to focus on because your eye still isn’t trained enough to pinpoint exact problems. The best person to go to would be professional with trained eyes who is able to say by flipping through your portfolio what it lacks and what you can do to make it look better. Don’t be afraid and seek that help. Don’t be too attached to your own art and accept that it isn’t perfect and you need a fresh pair of eyes to look at it.

2.  Not implementing the feedback

'Implementing is the key step in the process of growing.’

After you have done first step from my list and you finally found a professional willing to give you feedback try to implement feedback. Don’t just listen to it, nod few times pretending you understand what it being said. Don’t defend your art and don’t give excuses if the critique is genuine. Implementing is the key step in the process of growing. There is no use in feedback without you actually trying out the tips you were given. The whole point of that is to change your work. You are not being better artists by collecting thoughts about your art. Now it is time to do the work. It actually requires to put time and effort . Usually what people do,after receiving feedback, is  they pat themselves on back like it was 'job well done’ and being lazy. They are not willing to actually put in the work to implement feedback. It is time consuming and you need to put a lot of effort. Although without that there is not any point in seeking feedback.

3. Not trying/not failing enough

'Embrace failures as a valuable lessons.’

Yes! There is lesson in failure! As hard as it is to understand. Once you collect experience you grow from it and become wiser. You know what path to choose to avoid next time failure. Successful people are the ones that can try something many times before they finally succeed. When they finally succeed it’s just a result of many attempts they have made before. No one is born ready for challenge. People are scared to lose because for our psyche it hurts more than a win feels good. People will try avoid at any cost losing so at some point they give up and stop trying. You can’t say for sure you will be successful artist after you did it for a year and don’t see result. You are not the one deciding how long it takes. It will be done some day. some day you will meet your artistic goals. But you will only meet them by trying and failing probably hundred times on a way. Just don’t be afraid. Those mistakes on a way are path that differentiate you and a professional. They already failed many times to get to where they are now. When you understand that you will embrace failures as a valuable lessons.

4. Doing things that are not  challenging you.

'Feel uncomfortable and pick up this damn pencil and draw like no one else is watching!’

Don’t settle in your comfort zone. You’ve heard that already many times right? That is why. You limit your skillset. Good things come out of comfort zone. If you feel like you have problems drawing something you are probably right. The reason is you don’t challenge yourself enough to draw things that are difficult for you. For example if you are only drawing a boy in front view standing with hands straight it doesn’t sound like the most exciting art right? But what if it’s the only thing you can draw and it looks somewhat decent? Well then, solution for that is easy - experiment with different angles, experiment with expressions, with composition, with different species. Be brave here and discover topics you don’t draw. You art will become more interesting and you will be more confident drawing. Personally I know that this is the hardest part for artists. It is hard to let go of what we know and discover unknown. We feel vulnerable and  like we can’t really draw. This feeling sucks. As much as this feeling sucks you know what else sucks? Sucks that your skills are stagnating. Feel uncomfortable and pick up this damn pencil and draw like no one else is watching! I guarantee that after some time you will be surprised with what you created and how your art have changed.

Good luck to everyone who is on path of improvement!

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Hey guys a quick guide to supports for ya~

I want to note that you don’t have to KO units to gain support points.Simply interacting with a unit nets you support points, just a lower amount, Me and @itbeajen have tried numerous units and found when you factor this in, they equal the right amount for KOs roughly. I’d say think of it as 3 Support points for a KO and one for a interaction.

Have fun ranking them up

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その翼——俺にもくれよ。

Shiro was on ponytail duty and a certain Red Paladin was very very pleased.

I legit dreamt of Shiro tying Keith’s hair into a ponytail after sparring at night, and he apologized for doing such a messy job but Keith would have none of it because SHUT UP SHIRO I LOVE IT. I just really really love Keith omg orz

Redbubble Shop

♡ The New Boruto Anime Ending Explained ♡

Just like the initial Naruto Gaiden anime ending, at first the new ending contains the forming of Sarada herself as a result of the deep connection between her parents.

Sasuke is represented by the purple line, while Sakura is represented by the pink line

And then, after the fusion of these two lines, a red line is now formed, which represents Sarada:

But then, everything else from the previous ending is skipped (Sarada’s doubts about her parentage, her tears, her initial distance from Sasuke and so on). Instead, now we only see Sarada slowly and calmly walking forward:

This is really meaningful and suggests the fact that all of Sarada’s doubts and uncertainties finally disappeared. She finally understood who her biological mother is, how much both of her parents love her and how much they also love each other. They’d do anything for their little princess and all of their actions are meant to protect her. Sarada is now finally aware of all of this.

After that, we see where Sarada has been aiming to arrive all along - to her parents, who are waiting for her:

What is extremely important is that both Sasuke and Sakura are depicted exactly in the colours that represented them at the beginning: purple for Sasuke and pink for Sakura. Both Sasuke and Sakura’s clothes have a shade of their respective colours (Sasuke’s shirt is purple, his vest is light purple and his pants are dark purple, while Sakura’s shirt and headband are depicted as dark pink). In addition, while Sakura’s hair itself is pink, Sasuke’s hair also has a purple tint. What’s more, Sarada’s shirt is red, just her representative line also is:

^ Furthermore, I would like to point out the fact that Sasuke, Sakura and Sarada are all placed exactly in the very same spot where all of their representative lines were also placed: Sasuke’s purple line was on the left, Sakura’s pink line was on the right and Sarada’s red line appeared in the middle as a result of the fusion of her parents’ lines.   

Then, Sakura and Sasuke reach their hands out to Sarada. In the initial Naruto Gaiden anime ending, Sarada was the one who reached for her parents’ hands and, while she did hold Sakura’s, she unfortunately couldn’t reach Sasuke’s, fact which symbolised that she didn’t feel she was close enough to Sasuke back then even though she really wished to be. Now, the situation changed completely and Sasuke is the one who is reaching for his little daughter’s hand, just like Sakura also is:

^ Also, unlike how it was in the previous ending in which Sasuke and Sakura’s faces were never fully visible, in this ending we can finally see their expressions entirely, fact which once again shows that all of Sarada’s doubts about her family completely disappeared and that she finally understood her parents’ relationship and how much both of them love her. 

Then, Sarada holds Sakura and Sasuke’s hands tightly. And what is even more important is that she is finally able to hold her parents’ hands simultaneously:

After that, we see the three Uchiha family members hand in hand, while the Uchiha Crest is pleasantly visible on both Sarada and Sakura’s backs: 

^ Once again, Sasuke is on the left just like the purple line was, Sakura is on the right just like the pink line was and Sarada is in the middle just like the red line was after the fusion of the first two lines. 

In the end, we see Sarada’s extremely joyful smile which is meant to show how happy she is now that she knows her family is her true family in every single sense of the word:

♡ This ending is incredibly meaningful and beautiful! ♡