such a great video. recommend you guys watch!

anonymous asked:

Hi, so I want to improve my drawing (HB pencil and paper, no fancy stuff) and I am not a complete novice, but pretty close to that. Do you have any recommendations for tutorials/courses that could help? Something like The Joy of Painting where I could draw along would be really useful, but I'm not overly fussy.

Hmmm must of the tutorials I find are in youtube so I´ll just link four youtube channels I find useful:

SchaeferArt: This guy is great. He has a lot of painting time lapses and if you want to watch tips on how to become better at arting he´s got some videos on how to draw basically. He also talks about color theory and stuff like that which can be very useful.

DGPaints: God, this guy´s paintings are masterpieces. Most of his videos are speedpaints, but by looking at them you can get an idea of what he does and how he does that. 

Art of Wei: Okay this one is kind of a step-by-step guy. In every video he draws with pencil and you can clearly see what he is doing while he explains. His drawings range from portraits from bananas so you can find a lot of variety in his channel.

PaintBasket: I love this guy. He has also several videos where he draws while explaining what he is doing, kinda Bob Ross-ish. He paints with charcoal, oil, watercolor, pastels, and pretty much everything. I really recommend this channel.

I hope you find them useful!

Happy Masterpost

Life’s fucking hard and we’re all tired and sometimes we just need something happy. I know watching complex tv shows/movies is cool but sometimes we just need something that is just plain simple without murder and sadness and crying so i decided to make a masterpost with movies and tv shows that are just that. Maybe i’ll add some songs and books too i don’t know yet but i’ll be updating this every now and then. So here we go i hope you enjoy at least one of these. (i’ll be writting the titles and linking to the summaries if it’s a movie/tv show/ book and linking to the song/artist if it’s music)

Movies

 Tv Shows

Other Stuff

Okay maybe this wasn’t such a great idea given my limited knowledge of movies and tv shows but i’ll be adding more when i watch more and you guys can suggest more as well 

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Here’s a fantastic look into how Taijiquan can be used in a street fight. Some of the applications might look a little flowery but, take a closer look, and you’ll see just how efficient they are.
He uses a fantastic array of close quarter blocks to hold off his opponent and then, with speed, he goes for the limbs, twisting them and dragging them. If you look at the second gif, he blends a simple block into a hell of a (painful) takedown.
In the third gif, he uses a simple-yet-effective throat strike to push the dude in black away. Try it. If you push your fingers into someone’s throat or the fleshy part under the chin and then just walk foward, they’re going to feel super uncomfortable, super quickly. Do it with actual force and they’ve got no other options than to back away. They’re fucked.
It’s hard to see what he does to the guy in black in the fourth gif. It seems like a face strike and a swift kick to the groin. Enough to hold someone off for a few minutes. Then he stands his ground and uses the most Taijiquan-like of techniques to push his other opponent away. Taijiquan believes in internal, core strength so planting yourself and shoving, is enough to push someone far enough back so that you can run away if needed.
In the last gif, he does what many people say if the best thing to do in a group fight: he puts one attacker between him and the other attacker. If you can use an opponent as an obstacle, do so. He grabs the guy in white by the base of his neck and swivels him around. It’s not a drastic strike. It won’t necessarily cause him a lot of pan, even. But it does move him to where he causes the most hassle for the other opponent. Great stuff.

I recommend watching the whole video (here) because, at the end, there’s a nice free-for-all where he uses all his techniques against both opponents coming at him at once. It’s really nice to watch.

leos-pineapple  asked:

Lets do this~ I am tall girl who loves videogames and anime. I'm kinda blunt, but socially awkward (and anxious). Most of the time, unless I'm feeling shitty I try and I cheer up the ones I care about. If I don't like you or you're rude without reason (to my friends or I) I tend to always spew out insults and won't hold back. I love music and have a great singing voice that honestly calms me. I also like to learn new things about people every day! A lot of this was random but it works for you~

Guess who iiiiiiiii ship you with~~~ I know u have a thing for Yoosung, and guess what~~~

I ship you with Yoosung! 

you two play video games together all the time, and you love recommending him your favorite animes!! This boy has no doubt watched some, but none of the really really good ones that you have. You guys sometimes just have date nights where you binge watch some of your favorite anime and eat Yoosungs cooking! He also loves how bold you are when you don’t like someone, because he doesn’t have that kind of confidence. When you step up for him with people that are on his ass with work, he thinks you are an angel sent from heaven because yess, please give me more free time to spend with youuu~~ He also really encourages your singing and likes it when you sing him to sleep, your voice is the quickest antidote to his insomnia and LOLOL obsession!

Edit: Here’s the video I’m talking about, for anyone who might want to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHaXjaUg4UE&index=6

For some reason I just randomly remembered that one episode of NicoB’s KHII playthrough, and laughed:

Previously on Kingdom Hearts:

“Shan Yu’s bird even managed to kidnap some of us.”

…His bird kidnapped some of you? Did I read that right? How can a bird manage to kidnap you?

A few moments later:

Ahh! His bird’s got me!

Edit: @palizinhas Nico’s so great… But it’s a really convoluted way that I even ended up liking him:

 I kept seeing episodes of his KH playthroughs in my recommended section on YouTube. And I clicked on one one time, and was surprised by just how many likes it had–in the thousands–so I then thought I had to give the guy a chance, if that number of people loved him. I didn’t watch the video I clicked on, though, and instead tried to do that another day.

…Except I didn’t even watch it (or maybe I did, but just a teeny tiny part). I just saw his comment about the Sora, Riku, and Kairi reunion scene, and just immediately wrote him off–as another fan who isn’t wise enough to get that everything that’s happening there (like Sora feeling guilty about Kairi getting kidnapped because of him, Sora thinking Riku was did, etc.), or someone who is purposefully interpreting it wrong:

I made a snap judgement, and I obviously regret it now (and fortunately, I got to see how wrong I was), and it’s made me never want to do anything like that again.

I got interested in him again, when I saw he was doing Days. And I was curious what a new fan’s opinion of it would be–since most of the fandom seems to hate it–and I clicked on the video to find out, thinking he’d despise it; but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much he loved it. And the series in general. And the time and effort he took to stitch the new Days cutscenes together with the in-game scenes and gameplay that were left out, WITHOUT SPOILING HIMSELF, were amazing. How he managed that feat, I have no idea (I know I wouldn’t have been able to), but I’m so glad that he did. Because his playthrough is probably THE best way to view Days, honestly.

And at that point, I just fell in love with his videos completely: I got caught up on where he was at in Days (and started watching new episodes of that when it would come out), and also watched all of his KH1, CoM, and KH2 walkthroughs while doing that.

And then I watched the other series as he made them, of course: BbS, Coded, DDD, the Chi and Back Cover stuff, 0.2, his KHIII trailer reaction videos, etc. And I’ve never looked back.

Honestly… I think I owe a lot of my still adoring KH these days to him, too. Because his feelings for it are so infectious, and it made me re-experience all the things I first experienced in playing the games–when watching his reactions to everything. He also just has such a great sense of humor, and seems like a good guy. 

So NicoB’s one of my favorite LPers/YouTubers, for sure. And I really should watch some of his other series… I’m really hoping he’ll end up doing FFXV, like he said that he might.

I do hope he eventually reacts to Union Cross, more III trailers (if he wants to), and KHIII itself, of course (though that last one’s a given). And I’m sure he will:) 

And if nothing else… if he gets more KH merch, I’m sure he’ll probably do a video about that.

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Heey guys, this awesome video was made by this amazing fan, affiniti! It’s a great video of All of the stars lyrics that made me cry a lot (…again…). It’s such a great video and I totally recommend for you to watch it :)