You were sitting in an extra little sitting room, and You had just finished checking up on all of your college classes, and making sure you had completed all of the homework, when your mother let out a shrill call, “Y/N- phone!”
“Make sure you don’t listen in this time,” You call back a you reached over to the still-operable landline- that your mother refuses to get rid of -with your free hand. I pick it up and press the button, “Hello, Y/N L/N speaking.”
You immediately stop typing on your laptop and set it aside on the couch, “Jason! How are you, I saw a little bit of the situation on the TV - are you okay?”
He seemed taken aback for a moment, but cleared his throat and said, “Yeah, Yeah, a little bruised up, but I’m fine.”
You let out the breath, “Good, good, I’m glad, I knew you could probably take care of yourself, but still.”
Jason was silent for a moment, and you didn’t know wether to break the silence or wait until he felt like talking, and before you could make your decision he spoke, “So, I, uh, found your cellphone today.”
You blinked in surprise, “Really? You did? I ah, mean Thank you, but, uh, when in the world did you find time to find it?”
Jason was smirking, you could tell by his tone, “Oh, just found a little time, no big deal. When can I get it too you, I figured you need it.”
You nodded, “yeah, say I’ve got work in the morning, would you like to come with me to-“
The phone started ringing and You muttered under your breath when you noticed it was your boss, ‘hey it’s my boss, I should really take this… could I put you on hold real quick?”
“Thanks I’l make it quick, I promise.”
You quickly put Jason on hold before accepting the call from your boss, Steph who is quick to ask, “Oh, my gosh I saw on the news about your Uncle’s party- are you okay?”
You laughed, “Yeah Steph, I’m fine, just surprised you haven’t asked yet.”
Steph squealed, “Oh- M-Gee, about Jason Wayne meeting his soul mate, I was gonna, do you know who the mystery woman is?”
How do you do your shading? I like my drawings, and I really have tried digital, but it's difficult. I don't want to give up though, I just need some tips to improve!
HHH well I don’t really have a style I use for every piece, I just heck around a lot with brushes and masks until I reach a result that I find decent… but I can tell you how that Latula piece in particular came out since I just finished it :) I’ll use her legs as an example, since I believe that’s the easiest and most fitting part for this:
first you fill the lines with the main color in a new layer
Create a new layer right above the first one and select “clipping group” (on paint tool SAI, right under “mode” and “opacity”) so that everything you’ll do next on this layer will only appear in the colored area in the first layer
Then you pick a darker color, possibly not the same one at all (I used magenta) with low opacity, then you blend it with the main color by alternately picking the hues you want to blend together (in this case teal-ish blue and the result of the low opacity shading with magenta) and mix it together according to the light sources. It’s important to alternate often between the two hues when you do this kind of coloring: wherever you put the dark hue, create contrast by adding the lighter hue on top at low opacity, it’ll make the shape look more 3dimensional
For extra effects, i created a new layer above these two and set it to “clipping group” like the other one, and used a low opacity soft brush to do this red stain (and i also blurred it more with the blur tool). to be honest this already looked kinda cool, but since it wasn’t the effect i was going for, i set this layer to “luminosity”:
aaand this is not very different from what i’ve been doing with the rest of the picture pretty much! I’m sorry this is kind of messy and probably lacks a visible example of the part you were asking for the most (as in: the process from the first pic to the second) but I don’t have any way to show you this unless by literally recording the screen ^^;; there’s plenty of people out there shading like this in speedpaints and tutorials though, like for example the way this dude will render the girl’s face in this video, especially the nose part, to soften up her traits
Ah!!! I LOVE IT!!! It looks soooo good with your glasses too. Seriously fucking *adorable*.
<3 thank you!! I’m all about the complementary colors these days, especially purple and teal because without meaning to, I have purple hair and teal glasses and purple earbuds and a teal case for my phone
but literally getting my hair colored is the biggest boost to my self esteem every time omg
immediately begins to shimmy when maroon 5 comes on if anyone read my kyouhaba one, you’d notice that yahaba is a really bad dancer. if you ever wondered why, blame oikawa. fucking. blame oikawa. this poor, misunderstood boy just wanted to have a good time but iwaizumi is shooting him disapproving looks from across the room, phone already in his hand as he checks the song lists for that radio station on his phone, when suddenly: sugar - maroon 5, playing after the current song. he stands up hastily, spilling his drink in the process. oikawa watches this with wide eyes - he knows the signs of a maroon 5 song already. he’s in tune with iwaizumi. which is why he runs in the complete opposite direction to the living room just as the song starts. iwaizumi’s too late. he’s crying. he spills his drink everywhere. why, oikawa.
wakes the other up at 3am demanding pancakes “oikawa… psst… hey, oikawa. oikawa. oikawa. toooooru.. toooooooruuu… hey, oika-” “WHAT.” “….you up?” “……hajime iwaizumi, i am this close to kicking you out of my bed in nothing but your boxers so if you don’t-” “GOTTA CATCH ME FOR THAT, YA PRICK!” cue iwaizumi thundering down the stairs into the kitchen, giggling to himself as he hears oikawa’s frustrated scream and heavy footsteps down the stairs after him. it’s one way to get him up.
sends the other unsolicited nudes this… should have oikawa written all over it. but imagine iwaizumi having to go look for oikawa after his fangirls got a hold of him again before a match. and he finds him almost immediately - it isn’t really hard, all he had to do was listen out for “a picture? sure! ☆～（ゝ。∂）”. and instead of doing what he usually does - throwing a volleyball at his head, tackling him from behind, pretending he’s having a heart attack so oikawa drops everything and runs over in tears (it only happened once), he grabs his phone and sends a special gallery full of nudes. iwa-chan’s nudes. not even oikawa knows about it. and he sends them one after the other, to the point oikawa smiles at the girls apologetically and unlocks his phone. “ah, it’s iwa-chan!” he exclaims with faux happiness, preparing himself for the onslaught of “DUMBASS WHERE R U” texts. but instead he finds that. those. his mouth suddenly goes dry. the biscuit the girls spent all day making is now all over the floor as he drops them. (as an apology, he spends the rest of the day making special biscuit packages for each girl that came to see him.)
brags about knowing karate even though they never made it past yellow belt the one time iwaizumi threatened to karate chop oikawa into hell and back and oikawa laughed and said “do it then!” and iwaizumi hesitated, and now whenever he gets angry, oikawa, makki and mattsun sing “everybody loves KUNG FU FIGHTING - HYAH!” in synchronisation. they’re never letting him live that one down.
comes to a complete halt outside bakeries/candy shops fucking iwa-chan. iwa-chan! “i wouldn’t put such artificial and sugary things in my body!~~~” “yeah, says the guy who has a secret stash of milk bread in the gym.” but iwaizumi finds himself standing outside the bakery he passes on his way to school, staring through the window as they fill the display case with teal cupcakes, decorated with delicate white flowers in white paper cases. he managed to buy enough for the team. oikawa’s one was pushed onto his nose after he kept grabbing iwa-chan’s arm and fawning over him, “my iwa-chan! my ace is so cute, kyaaa!~~~”
blows sarcastic kisses after doing ridiculous shit OIKAWA. everything this boy says is ridiculous, so you can imagine him blowing sarcastic kisses after everything that leaves his mouth. and whenever iwaizumi threatens to punch him because “your face pisses me off, oikawa!” the third years started humming kung fu fighting.
killed the guy (also, which hid the body) iwaizumi killed the guy. oikawa refused to touch the body. iwaizumi dumped the body in oikawa’s garden. oikawa (reluctantly) hid the body.
wears the least clothing around the house IWAIZUMI. GOD. FUCKING. BLESS. “tooru, have you seen my t-shirt?” “nope, haven’t seen it!” oikawa calls back, hastily hiding said t-shirt in his own closet. he quickly jumps onto his bed when iwaizumi walks in with a, “huh? did you say you have my t-shirt?” and oikawa is ready to answer. he’s so ready to answer but the sight of iwaizumi in nothing but those jeans that hug his thighs perfectly. “nope. not at all.” “oh, okay, thanks anyway.” he leaves again, letting oikawa see that perfect view again. once he’s out of sight, oikawa falls back onto his bed, fanning himself as he replies, “no, thank you.”
has icky sentimental moments for no apparent reason “oikawa. i’m going to hug you.” “wh-okay.” not that oikawa had a choice - the hug was a demand. and oikawa only stops his cooking momentarily as he feels the hot weight on his back, tawny and strong arms snaking around his waist. “everything alright?” iwaizumi only hums in response, the spiky hair rubbing against oikawa’s nape as he nods. oikawa shudders at the sensation, allowing himself to be pressed against the counter as iwaizumi readjusts, practically melting into his back as oikawa carries on humming to himself.
There’s a knock at your door, you say “Come in” and your ex enters. What do you think would happen next? Um yeah, he will NEVER be in my house EVER again.
Do you consider yourself to be an atheist? Not at all.
How old is the last female you talked to? 43.
How old is the last male you talked to? 16.
Who did you last say “I hate you” to? Why did you say it? Did you actually mean it?
Probably my brother, but I didn’t mean it at all and he knows that.
Are you currently nervous or anxious, for any reason at all? A little bit.
Is there someone who can always make you smile, no matter what? Yeah.
If you felt ready to have sex before your partner did, how long would you be prepared to wait for him/her, before you’d consider ending the relationship? As long as they needed.
Think of the last person, of the opposite sex, that you had a conversation with. Are you attracted to this person? Well if I don’t count family, then yes.
Do you remember the first time you met the last person you texted? Yeah.
The last time you cried, who was there to comfort you? No one.
Could you tell me please, what colour each of these things are? ~ Your hair: Blonde. ~ Your eyes: Blue. ~ Your shirt: Green. ~ Your socks: I’m not wearing any. ~ Your shoes: I’m not wearing any. ~ Your underwear: Purple. ~ Your purse/wallet: Vera Bradley wallet.. pink and brown. ~ Your phone: White and gold, with a pink transparent case. ~ Your computer/laptop: Silver with a teal case. ~ Your earphones: Purple. ~ Your best friend’s hair: Blonde. ~ Your best friend’s eyes: Blue.
Is there anyone you know who is attractive, but you wouldn’t date them because you don’t actually like their personality? Yes.
The last person that hurt you tells you that they’re sorry. You say …. Hm, I’m not completely sure what I’d say. But probably that it’s too late. They will never apologize though, I’m not sure that they even know they hurt me.
Have you ever told anyone that you wished you’d never met them? Did you mean it? I’ve never said it, but if I did say it to someone I would mean it.
Who was the last person of the opposite sex to message you on Facebook? Does that person make you smile? Jordan, and I guess sometimes? Haha.
Think of the person you had feelings for this time last year, and then think of the person you have feelings for now. Are these two people in any way similar, or totally different? Or, is it the same person? They’re similar in a few ways, but totally different in others. It would take too long to explain.
If you spot a spelling or grammar mistake in anything you read, does that bother you? Yes, a lot actually.
Finally, name someone who has made you smile in the last 24 hours. Joey, my brother.
This is a photo of my side of my dorm room at Indiana University back in 1997 or 1998. My Bible (in its fabric teal case, because Nineties) being covered by a pile of Beast Wars toys is probably diagnostic.
I still have that surge protector that’s under the monitor. It’s at my feet. It’s, um, more yellow now. I also still have the Bible, still in that case. The binding isn’t looking so hot these days.
for some reason the owner of all these posters and various action figures did not make any friends
Requested by Anon - Hiiiii I was just wondering if I could maybe have an imagine. my name is Hailey and I want one about Michael convincing me to dye my hair the same color as his. I have long, really dark hair and it takes a lot for me to finally let him do my hair. Please and thank you. 😘😘
“Michael, I told you no. What makes you think I will let you dye my hair green?” I looked at him with my hand on my hip. “My mother would have a fit if I came home with green hair.”
“Okay, okay, but one day you will let me and you know it” he replied.
“Yeah whatever you say babe” I tell him. I start walking down the hallway away from our bedroom and into the living room where I find Ashton, Luke and Calum.
“What color is he trying for this time?” Ashton asks me.
“Green, but like lime green” I tell them. “I mean look at my hair right now. I’d have to bleach it all which would take like 4 boxes of bleach and then another 4 boxes of dye and I’m NOT dying it lime green” I ramble on. Calum looks up at me.
“So what you are saying is that if it wasn’t lime green then you may consider it?” He asks.
“Keep your voice down Hood. Don’t encourage him” I whisper shout. Michael comes out just seconds after I scold Cal.
“ Red? If you don’t like green, what about red?” Michael pushed.
“Don’t you guys have to be at the studio?” I say with a little more anger than I intended.
“Yeah” Luke answers “come on guys, I don’t want to be late again.” They all grab their things and walk out the door. Michael gives me a gentle kiss on the lips and says “I love you” before closing the door behind him. The door reopens and he pokes his head back in.
“Purple?” he asks and I huff and push his head back out the door.
“Bye, Michael.” I take out my laptop and start to look at pictures of girls with long hair and what they look like when it is dyed. I wouldn’t tell Mikey this but I have always wanted to dye my hair. Since I work from home, there is no boss to tell me that I can’t and honestly, my mum doesn’t care. she loves to remind me that whenever she told me no while I was younger, I would always go and do whatever it was that she told me not to do. She trusted my decisions and I never really went through a rebellious stage so when I joked with her that I was going to dye my hair she actually said go for it. The reason that I was fighting Michael on this was actually as simple as me not agreeing to the color. He hadn’t found one that made me thrilled at the idea and until he did. I couldn’t let him win. My phone buzzed and I picked it up to see a text message.
‘What about pink?’
I looked at the ceiling and texted him back.
'Pink isn’t happening.’
'Come on Hailey, you have to give in eventually.’
'I’m not dying my hair purple, Michael.’
I continued to look at the pictures and I reached one that was teal. I found myself in love with the color. I wasn’t going to give in so easy so I decided that I was going to drop a couple hints. I grabbed my keys and hopped into my truck and drove to the mall. I picked up a few new things and when I got home my phone went off again.
We are leaving the studio now babe. We should be home in 20 :)
I quick go inside and set my plan into motion. I changed our bed sheets to the new teal ones I just bought. I change my phone cover to a teal to blue hombre case which lucky for me had a matching one for my macbook. I sat myself down on the couch and began to watch some youtube videos. When the boys got home I acted as normal as I possibly could and I could tell that Calum had caught on to my plan but Michael was a bit slow.
“What about teal?” he asks while holding up my new phone case. I stuttered long enough that Michael had finally caught on.
“You have been looking it up haven’t you?” He asks. I know that he is just taunting me now.
“Yes, okay. I was looking it up and I really like this style and I want it. You let this happen and I will do it.
"Deal” he says. Before I know it Michael has texted Lou the photo and she is on her way over to our house with hair dye and and a promise that she would bring Lux so that the boys don’t look goofy while watching cartoons.
“Holy shit I love it” Michael says when he sees me with my hair completely dyed and dried. I smile at him as I stand to look in the mirror.
“Seriously Hailey, it’s perfect for you” Lou told me.
I stood looking in the mirror, stunned by how much I loved it. I didn’t realize Michael left to get the boys until I felt Lux pull my arm down to her and I knelt to her hight. She ran her hand through my newly dyed hair and smiled.
“I wike it” she said “it’s weawwy weawwy pwetty” I kissed her on her little nose and giggled as I stood back up.
“Well thank you Lux” I said. Michael came behind me and wrapped his arms around my waist, moved my hair just enough to kiss my neck and whispered in my ear.
“Just wait till tonight” I felt a shiver down my spine and accepted the complements that the other guys gave me. Michael insisted on posting a photo on instagram and twitter as well. We decided to take Lou and Lux out to dinner as a thank you for doing our hair. Afterwords when we were back in our room for the night Michael came over and kissed me gently on my lips.
“I don’t think you realize how much I love you” he said.
“I had to dye my hair for you to figure this out?” I asked.
“No, it’s just that you stood your ground until you found the color you wanted. You didn’t fold until you knew it was what you liked. I respect that and I’m so happy that my girl knows that she doesn’t have to do things just to make me happy. Being happy herself is what makes me the happiest man in the world” he tells me. I kissed him on the lips and pushed him back towards the bed. I crawled on top of him and straddled his hips.