thanks so much for picking me for this

letjonsnownap  asked:

"What do you mean you got the wrong twins?" Modern Jonsa AU?

( this prompt was  g o l d  so thank you very much!!!)

“What do you mean you got the wrong twins?”

“Alrighty, storytime!” says Arya, flashing her signature ‘I-fucked-up-so-badly’ jazz hands. “I went to pick up Ned and Lya from daycare, right? And I pulled up at the curb like I usually do, and I heard the door open and two kids getting in. But then Gendry called me, so I was halfway home before I realized that the kids in the backseat definitely weren’t Ned and Lya.”

“Arya! You do know what our niece and nephew look like, don’t you?” Sansa groans.

“Of course I do! But look, I left the two kids out in my car and I’ve got fencing practice in twenty minutes, so…”

“You want me to take these two kids back to daycare and explain why you accidentally kidnapped them.”

Arya shoots nervous finger guns. “You got it, sis.”

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anonymous asked:

hi, kaz. i just wanted to tell you that i had a rrally bad nightmare last night and i woke up crying and everything, it was bad. but i decided to pick up my phone and read some of your most recent posts and it really cheered me up, so thank you so much.

Oh no anon, I’m so sorry to hear about your nightmare! I have them too sometimes and they are the absolute worst to have to deal with. But I’m so happy my posts were able to cheer you up and I hope you’re feeling better now and having a wonderful day! 

anonymous asked:

Hey you, I have messaged you countless times before, because I have been struggling to lose weight for like 5 or 6 years now. In the past 8 months I have managed to lose 12 kg and only 5 more to go and it's all due to what I've learned from you. Thank you so much. And thanks for picking me up when I am struggling. Thank you, you really are inspiring

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

What has been your worst "nice guy" experience?

So, possibly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I mean you know how you hear the “women want him, men want to *be* him” stuff in old movies? Well I’m a man and by *god* I wanted to be this guy. Anyway!

I’m having dinner with my girlfriend at the time, and behind us are a couple on a date. It is.. not going well. Guy was being rather creepy and making some pretty inappropriate comments, the girl doesn’t look at all comfortable.

The girl finishes her appetiser really quickly, my guess is she wanted to get it over with. Guy proceeds to comment on it and says “well, least I know you can swallow right?”. Loudly.

Girl goes red and tells him that isn’t appropriate, he literally waves his hand in a “shoo” type motion and says “oh calm down I was going to find out in a few hours anyway”.

I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what was being said - fuck no, fuck off, fuck this. He responded with “sweetheart I picked you up, I know where you live”. She lost the colour in her face and said nothing.

No. No. Fuck no. I’m one of those “get involved” type of people and there is no way I’m sitting here watching this go down. I get up. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I’m 23, fighting fit and happy to put that motherfucker through a wall. I may have had a slight temper in my youth. But anyway.

I was halfway out of my chair when a hand came down on my shoulder and I look up to this mid-50s but super fit guy who says “Easy.. I’ve got this one son”. Absolute, total confidence in his voice.. so seeing as my current plan amounted to “stab him in the neck” and I’m already thinking maybe that’s not the best idea, I sit down.

He walks over, grabs a nearby chair, flips it around and sits down with the couple. Then.. he pulls out his police ID and puts it on the table. Now the guy doesn’t have any colour in his face.

Cop: “So, I’m quietly celebrating my daughters birthday with my family when I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady, would you care to explain yourself?”

Guy: “I, ah, well, um, you see..”

Cop: “That’s what I thought. Now see, we take a *very* dim view of that kind of thing, so right now I’m deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come pick you up.”

Guy: “oh no well that…”

Cop: “But that would disrupt everyone’s dinner, so how about you hand me your ID, because I wouldn’t want you running off on me, then you go see one of the staff here and settle your bill.. the full bill now, this young lady shouldn’t go hungry on account of your poor behaviour. Or we can go with the first option, I’ll leave it up to you.”

Guy: “No no! That’s perfectly fine!” \*hands over ID, gets up and walks very quickly in the direction of the counter\*

Cop: \*while writing down the guys details\* “Sorry about that miss, I hope I’m not intruding it just seemed like you could use some help. Oh and don’t worry, if you want to pursue this further I’ll have some of the boys pick him up on his way home, we can definitely take this further.”

Girl: “No, thank you so much, I wanted to run out 30 minutes ago but he drove me here”.

Cop: \*shifts from hardarse cop to comforting father figure in about half a second\* “Well I’m here with my daughter, she’s about your age, perhaps you’d like to finish your meal with us? We can run you home afterwards if you’d like, unless you’d prefer to call someone else?”

Girl: “Oh.. that would be really nice.. thankyou so much!”

\*guy returns, so does the hardarse cop\*

Guy: “Uh so, I’ve paid the bill, if I could have my ID back..”.

Cop: “There you go.. now I have your details right here so I *highly* recommend you don’t go near or contact this young lady ever again.”

Guy: “Yes yes of course, I’m so sorry!”

The guy pretty much fled the restaurant, the girl went and sat with the cop and his family and by the time we left they were still sitting around talking and laughing about random crap.

It was hands down the best way I have ever seen anybody handle any situation, ever. That cop is my hero.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any kind of process for picking colors for the backgrounds? They all seem to have really nice uniformity, and I would love to read up on how colors like that are picked (or if it's more intuition based). I do remember you mentioning that you also had help from another color lead before, so I was wondering how much of that they help out vs the colors you chose?

hey, thanks so much! this might get a lil long (as it always does!!) so bear with me.

firstly i want to say, there’s no right or wrong way to pick colors. every artist has their own palette they prefer and i think it’s super delightful to spend time developing your own special sense of color. so even though i’m explaining things in a “this is how you do it” sort of way, it’s not the only way! just my way. the best method to develop your own sense of color is to look at a LOT of art, look at a LOT of the world around you, and practice practice pratice.

at this point in my life i pick colors intuitively just because i think it’s something i’m naturally tuned into, and i’ve been doing it for a few years, so i don’t actively plan my palettes. but here are some things that i think about as i pick colors.

firstly, i want to go over hue, value, and saturation. i’m sure everyone knows these intuitively but i want to explain them in words. hue, value and saturation are what make up a color, and decide how colors differ from each other.

hue: what color the color actually is. red, purple, green, yellow, and everything in between.

value: how light or dark a color is. if you’re painting traditionally, adding more white or more black to a color lowers or raises its value.

saturation: how “pure” the color is vs how much neutral tone is in it.

here’s an example of all three:


this comes into play because a big mistake i see beginners make is that they pick a “just” color, and by that i mean they pick “just blue” or “just yellow”. imagine buying a set of oil paints and only using paints straight from the tube without ever mixing. it would be impossible! so i try to avoid picking “just” colors, except as for a complementary color (more on that in a bit). here are some variations of a red, for example.

so, the biggest thing for me when i pick colors is that i want them all to be friends. i want them all to have something in common so that they get along. i usually lose control of a painting when my colors feel to different from one another. so, i will usually start a painting with one color i know for sure i want, and “subordinate” other colors to it, meaning every other color i pick has to look good with that color. as to how you figure out what looks good and what doesn’t, that just takes time and lots of observation to build a personal opinion :) here’s an example from one of my paintings. in this case, the main color is the trees.

and here’s another from rick & morty, the main color is the sky this time.

now that that’s out of the way, i’m going to give you the Actual Cheat Sheet for color palettes. in color theory, there are 8 basic color schemes that are generally pleasing to look at. here they are.

i usually use an analogous palette or monochrome palette out of preference. the two examples above more or less fall into those categories. however, i also like to use split complementary because the complimentary color adds a LOT of contrast and visual interest. it’s great to use if you have a specific thing in a painting you want to draw attention to. here’s an example:

it doesn’t always have to be a perfect split complementary, just one color that differs from the “family” of colors that take up a majority of the piece. 

now! you might be wondering when’s the right time to subordinate a color, or where to put it, or how much of it to use, etc. and the answer is: CONTRAST. there is always visual interest in things that are different. i was rifling through my school notes and found these great types of contrast when working with color.

value: things that are light vs things that are dark.

hue: two colors that look different. I.E. yellow vs blue.

saturation: things that are saturated vs things that are desaturated.

proportion: note the example above. a majority of the painting is orange, so the green stands out because there is proportionally less of it.

temperature: things that are warm vs things that are cool.

complementary: red vs green, blue vs orange, yellow vs purple. when in doubt, these colors always contrast against each other because they have nothing in common (there is no red in green, etc).

simultaneous: this is a little advanced and i’m bad at explaining it, so please read up on it here. 

a super helpful exercise is to look at your favorite illustrations, paintings, photographs, designs, etc and assess which one of the 8 color schemes (linked above) it has, and which types (can be more than one) of contrast it has. we did this in school and it REALLY helped me look at color better. here’s part of the assignment i did, the artist is annette marnat.

so! that’s pretty much how i think about color and how i pick my colors! i hope it was somewhat helpful! there’s so so so so much about color theory i can’t even begin to cover, i highly urge you to watch some videos and read some books and articles to further your study. a great starting place would be this series of videos. these are made by my teacher Richard Keyes, i think he had a dvd or something. everything i’ve talked about so far i learned from him and he is an absolute expert in color. these videos are invaluable. if you take anything away from this post, let it be to watch these videos hahaha.

to answer your question about my color leads, every painting was a collaborative effort between the three of us, and sometimes other painters too. it was a very hands-on crew, so i can’t say any of the r&m bgs i did are 100% “mine”. however, i think my personal color sense is waaaay different than jason or phil’s, which made the process very interesting because we usually had 3 very different opinions hahaa. you can check out their work here and here to see what things they brought to the table in relation to my own contributions.

thank you for the ask! again, i hope this was helpful :)

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Welp, I finally reached 10k followers! Wow. I am so grateful!! I’ve been planning on doing a big art give away for quite some time now, so I am excited to do this! Here is what I am offering:

  • 1st Place: Hi-res 11x17 inch full-color picture with a minor-ish background, single character. It’s fullbody but some body parts may not show in favor of the composition. ONE winner will be chosen.
  • 2nd Place: A small colored single fullbody, OR a sketch of some sort of scene happening, up to 2 characters. The latter will most likely have monochrome flats with some shading. TWO winners will be chosen.
  • 3rd Place: Thigh-up sketch of a single character, with flats. TWO winners will be chosen.

RULES!

  • You don’t have to be a follower, although a follow would be appreciated!
  • Only reblogs count. You can reblog as many times as you like. (also please don’t tag as giveaway, I guess tumblr has issues with that)
  • Give away blogs do not count.
  • I will draw OCs and canon characters! Any gender, species, and body type! I will also draw monsters/body horror, anthro, mecha/robots and uhhhh yeah I’ll draw just about anything
  • You MUST have at least one already-drawn reference (or a screenshot) of your character for this. even if it’s a messy sketch, it will do!
  • I will NOT draw NSFW or fetishy stuff. This blog is SFW, and so is the give away.
  • Please keep your ask box or messages open so I can message you if you win! If your ask box is not open at the time I announce winners, I will pick someone else.
  • If a winner does not respond to me within 48 hours, I will pick someone else.
  • Winners will be selected by a random generator.
  • The give away ends on September 15th, 2017! I will announce the winners within the week.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. Thank you guys so much and good luck!

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One year ago I wrote Nightmares

Nightmares was the first fan fiction I ever wrote for Voltron, and it is BY FAR the biggest response I’ve ever gotten for something I’ve created. It’s a year later, and I am still very active in this fandom, and a lot of that has to do with the continuous comments and messages I get from you guys about this fanfic.

Thank you. So much. 

This year has been very difficult for me, but Voltron and talking to you guys has been an important path of escape. Without you guys, I can’t imagine how difficult the past few months may have been for me. 

Here’s to another year of Klance hell and creating content that I find fulfilling and I hope you guys enjoy. 

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i passed 2k follows yesterday!! a big thank u to everyone who’s supported my art, left kind tags on my drawings, messaged me or hung out with me during streams !! u guys keep driving me forward to keep churning out content and i rly appreciate it

but enough of that, time for The Rules™:

1. gotta be following me (ill check!)
2. reblog = entry, winner will be chosen at random
3. u gotta have either ur dms or askbox open!!
4. if u win but dont respond to my message in 24 hours ill randomly pick someone else

what im willing to draw:

1. up to two characters
2. they can be from any series, even ur ocs are fine! 
3. ships are ok unless theyre gross (check my faq if u want specifics)
4. as long as its sfw and not overly complicated im game!!! in any case ill let u know and we’ll figure sth out

u can reblog this post until july 20th, ill pick a winner at 8PM (EET)!!!

(edit): if uve got any questions check out the raffle faq first before shooting me an ask!

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as you wish, anon and @bokutothekid <3

“Don’t know what position you play in quidditch, but you look like a keeper ;^)”

//I would like to thank my dear potterhead friend for that pickup line

PREVIOUS - YOI HP AUs

bonus: he strikes again!!

anonymous asked:

I don'tknow if you already answered this but do you have any anime recommandation?

i’ve never been asked for anime recommendations in my inbox before usually i just recommend some to ppl that message me or my friends irl but IM ACTUALLY REALLY EXCITED TO DO THISSS -

okay here are 15 anime i’ll recommend to you anonie :)

these are in no specific order 


1: Boku No Hero Academia - character develoment? check. Non-neglecting of side characters? check. Bomb af graphics? double check. Loveable best boy? yep yup. Great fandom that collectively hates Mineta? yesh

2: Diamond no Ace - sports anime that actually shows the struggles of different teams? yesss. epic scenes that are so great it could be a meta anime but it still retains the basic functions of baseball? huehue double yes. the mc is such a ball of energy and genuinely wants to be the Ace and has so much development as a character that you honestly start wanting him to get that number? yes yes yes yes yes

3: Nichijou - one of the greatest work anime has produced. really its so effing hilarious and it really pinpoints the things everybody does in everyday life. like flip a police officer for mistakenly confiscating your boys love manga. accidentally stabbing your thumb with a mechanical pencil, the struggles of ordering at Starbucks or even..

Originally posted by leonardotaku

yeah.. ordinary life ha

4: Magi - a smol baby boy tryna bring peace to the world? check. fucking strong girl that can beat any kind of wild beast there is? heck yeah! magic? yup. loads of backstory that actually makes sense and relates to the arcs? checkity check. villiains that really arent villains and good guys that truly are the bad guys? ho boi yessss. a magical recorder? you got it. also the graphics are great

5: Mob Psycho 100 - another smol baby boy just tryna navigate middle school. blessed with amazing psychic powers but powerless in terms of popularity and friendships. truly such a great anime that teaches a lot of moral stuff and has A M A Z I N G fight scenes. our boy mob is such a freaking god and the art style is very different but so expressive 10/10 would recommend

6: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou - [Daily Lives of High School Boys] like nichijou, this is another anime that is at the height of comedy gold. every episode is such meme worthy. the main protag really isnt the main protagonist, so many puns, great side characters, and i cant express how much of a feel good anime this is

7: Bakemono no Ko - okay this is a movie. and when i say this is such a fascinating movie, i mean it. this really smol boy gets adopted by a bear after he runs from home. this big bad bear™ is actually so pure and best dad. the uncles are great and so punny i cant. okay, they also have some really epic sword fights.. i really cant explain this movie without giving spoilers lmao but go watch it if you want, you wont regret it

8: Hunter x Hunter - young fisher-boy and young assassin-boy walk into a hunter exam together, who survives? friendship.. and the newly acquired dads they found along the way [honestly go watch it, i was skeptical at first but i never loved anything more in my life] also the arcs are so monumental, really great plot and friendship!!

9: Yuri On Ice!!! - edgy ice skating and gay couples that reaffirm what love is? check. little smol bean yurio tryna act all mighty and tough? yep. amazing soundtrack? heck yeahh! great characters that in no way hate on homosexuals? you got it. amazing graphics? best boys? well dang, you got it!

10: Shokugeki no Soma - food. food. food wars. great scenes that have food giving you orgasms? basically a sports anime but about food? great mc that really deserves all the love he gets. when they tie a bandana on their forehead, shit is about to get started. food. food. food wars.

11: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - as i write this, i cry. this was so good and i was wary of watching it bc there was/is so much hype around it but alas IT WAS SOO GOOD I CANT. like two brothers? amazing morals? the fact that nothing is as it seems? kickass female characters. alchemy. the hype is real with this one, but its so worth it and i 10/10 would lower you down FMA hell.

12: Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - [also known as Reborn!] i found this by mistake and my life really hasnt been the same. mafia story. first few eps are just comedic and really dont tell you jack shit about the storm thats coming afterwards. holy heck, a main character that set standards for how to demolish your enemies? friendship! fight scenes that make you wanna fite anyone? so many powers that actually make sense? checkity check. friendship!!

13: Bungou Stray Dogs - hidden powers that main character doesnt know about? check. good dad dazai. another mafia story. a mafia boy tryna kill the mc because of his powers and dazai has become mc’s dad instead of his [okay i’m trolling lmao] but really this is a great mafia anime. theories. villainous characters that have been blackmailed into being bad.. really it has it all

14: Haikyuu!! - small chibi boy just wants to play volleyball in peace. “i can jump™” meets skyscraper black-haired blue-eyed god who rules the court. [trollingg] but honestly, this has to be one of the most accurate sports anime i’ve watched. spiky main and side characters that are completely adorable and its kinda hard not to get sucked in, but you will

15: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - gamer dude dies [by mistake] and on his way to the afterlife, he’s given a chance by a goddess to go to another world and defeat the demon king. grants him the possibility of taking any one thing to this new world, my guy picks the goddess [fukin dead] and whoops there ya go lmaoo. but no honestly, its great and funny and the explosion/action scenes are beyond E P I C. also best girl, Megumin, is there so you should def check it out


— obviously these recommended anime are in my opinion. im not some anime god but thanks anon for giving me a reason to finally do this *finger hearts* —

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♢ Make me choose ♢
↳ Captain Tetsu or Captain Miyuki // Asked by @miyukaz

I’ll never be able to forget the defeat in summer. Our pitchers improved drastically after experiencing the depressing defeat. Then this time, we have to win. There’s something you can only find at nationals. I want to take them there.

@gameofthronesimagine: Could you do something with Harry Hook and the reader is from Auradon and is lifelong friends with Ben and she’s Tinker Bell’s daughter??


Word Count: 5251

Also, warning. I started out thinking this would be cute and fluffy. It kind of turned a little angsty.


“…What? This is a joke, right?”

You stared at Ben, trying to mask your horror with denial.

Ben – for his part – looked sheepish. “We need to mend ties with the Isle, and compromise is the best way to do that.”

“So, if Uma asked you to release Chernabog from the Isle, you’d be totally for it?”

“No, of course not–”

You rolled your eyes. “No, of course. Just the guy that tried. To. Kill. You.”

“Things are different. Uma and Harry don’t have any power in Auradon, and it’s not like I’m totally defenceless,” Ben pointed out, nodding to his two huge bodyguards stationed at the door to his office.

You briefly glanced at them, before looking back at Ben. “Anyone else. You could have released anyone else. What about that Gil guy? He sounded harmless. Or some of her pirate groupies.”

“She wanted Harry,” Ben said simply, taking a sip of his tea. “She wouldn’t budge on that.”

You raised an eyebrow. “Wow. Great compromising there.”

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Scary Poppins…

bkatedisney  asked:

Hi I just wanted to say that I loved the book and all the characters expressly Ty as I have just found out that I have autism and he has really helped me and it's really nice to read a character who thinks like me so thank you very much. So my question is that I was wondering which Sherlock Homes book did Ty pick to take home with him. Thank you again and I can't wait to read the next book

The Return of Sherlock Holmes. :)

19 reasons why I’m grateful to Shawn ❤️

You showed us that hard work and dedication pays off and to never give up on our dreams

Thanks to you I got to meet the most amazing people and make friends from all around the world


I got to travel to other countries to be at your shows and also to explore their culture 

You made me never doubt the person you truly are and feel like you’re my friend because this is a person to person relationship

 I’ve never connected to anyone’s music like with yours before and this is something I’m very very grateful 

Experiencing the shows, being part of the Shawn Mendes World Tour and Illuminate World Tour made me believe in magic 

 You being the cute dork and the kindest, funniest person ever put a smile on my face even when I wasn’t happy at all   


I got to meet you a couple of times and every time I felt like I was meeting a friend after a long time and you give the best hugs #fact

Not only you make the best kind of music but your taste in music is amazing too & I love that you share the songs you love with us

You never miss a chance to let us know how much you love us and how our support means the world to you

You always give your best, at every single show, no matter if there are 2000 people watching or 20,000 and that is extremely admirable 

Even tho a lot of people in the fandom are problematic, you handle every situation very maturely 

Your love and passion for music makes me fall in love with everything you do more and more every time if that’s even possible

  You are so mature for your age, you have such a beautiful mind and a pure heart 

You showed us how even tho you get more and more famous every day, you’re still that humble and kind guy we fell in love with years ago  

Your songs are so special to me that it’s the hardest thing to pick one favourite & I literally get offended when someone asks me to choose 

  Never thought someone would sound EVEN BETTER live than recorded but you proved me wrong and I’m so glad you did 


 I’m SO grateful that you’re a literal meme, I can’t tell you how much I love using memes of you #sorrynotsorry (also here’s one of many)     

Thank you for all the amazing memories that I made thanks to supporting you, I’m looking forward to making many more in the future    

Happy Birthday Shawn  ❤️

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THIS RAFFLE IS OVER PLEASE DONT REBLOG IT ANYMORE

yeek thank you kids so much!!!! i actually never thought i’d get so many haaa

but all the rules and stuff will be under the cut aight thanks

finger guns

RULES!

  • you must be following me (and please dont unfollow right after it’s over) and again no giveaway or spam blogs
  • don’t follow then unfollow, that’s super rude
  • please respect that i have the option to turn down your request so you may have to change it
  • if you are rude, i have the choice to pick a different winner
  • I will end this on July 1st 12:00 P.M EST however if my schedule is packed i will change the date
  • winners have 2 day to respond
  • have your ims or inbox open
  • PLEASE DON’T ATTACK THE WINNERS YEESH
  • only reblogs count and you can reblog it as many times as you’d like, as each will count as an entry

I will not draw:

  • mecha
  • nsfw
  • super complicated designs
  • extreme gore
  • anything that makes me uncomfortable

I will draw:

  • Characters that are in fandoms I am in
  • Your OCs (with a ref)
  • ships
  • minor gore
  • if you are not sure of my fandoms, feel free to ask

There are minor things you can read in the tags so feel free to check them

AND that should be it so thank you for following me, this means so much! (much more than you think!)

“The newspapers are... confusing me. A lot.”

Carl the Animator: “What, politically?”

Ted the Animator: “…huh? No, no, the newspapers in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.”

Carl the Animator: “Oh, thank goodness. Those are a much less-stressful type.”

Ted the Animator: “The scene starts out normally enough. Scooby goes to pick up the stack of 5 papers so Small Shaggy can ride his paper route.”

Carl the Animator: “5 whole papers to deliver? Better pace yourself, Shaggy, don’t wanna sprain anything during the 37 seconds that’ll take.”

Ted the Animator: “They’re all tied up with string, but sitting in the yard on this… other white thing? That looks like a pillow?”

Carl the Animator: “Ah, yes, yes, the classic Paper Delivery Pillow. A staple of all good late-80s cartoons.”

Ted the Animator: “Scooby starts rolling them, and poof, the white thing–”

Carl the Animator:Paper Delivery Pillow. Get it right.”

Ted the Animator: “…and poof, the Paper Delivery Pillow disappears into the ether.”

Carl the Animator: “And shall be sorely missed.”

Ted the Animator: “The goo monster hands Scooby another paper, which – since he didn’t get it from the pile – implies the monster deliberately walked over to someone else’s yard and stole their paper just for this gag.”

Carl the Animator: “I dunno… were I a goo monster, I’d keep a paper with me at all times. Stay up-to-date with current goo events and all that.”

Ted the Animator: “In reaction, Scooby stops… makes this face…”

Carl the Animator: “As we all would.”

Ted the Animator: “…the paper disappears from his hand, and the bike‘s basket now holds 6 papers, implying the paper teleported from his hand straight to it…”

Carl the Animator: “Yeah, it casted a recall spell.”

Ted the Animator: “I can’t… wait, why am I even asking you about this mess of a scene? You animated it.”

Carl the Animator: “No, I didn’t.”

Ted the Animator: “…what.”

Carl the Animator: “You finished it last night, remember?”

Ted the Animator: “…no?”

Carl the Animator: “It was between pot #4 & #5 of coffee. Before the pizza run, but after you put Never Gonna Give You Up on infinite loop for who knows what reason.”

Ted the Animator: “You’re making this up.”

Carl the Animator: “Check instagram.”

Ted the Animator: “You must–… 

…was I really wearing that hat?”

Carl the Animator: “Yes. You said it ‘helped you animafocus better.’”

Ted the Animator: “…so, does this mean I’m the worst ever at handling late nights, or you’re the best ever for remembering this all?”

Carl the Animator: “Probably a little of both, but don’t think I don’t appreciate the stories it creates.”

jadednormality  asked:

Is there any specific reason your work features almost exclusively female characters? It was just something I noticed and was wondering if it was a statement or just had to do with inspiration. Thank you!

Who, me?! 

Well that’s easy! I paint women all the time because I love them. Women are majestic, beautiful creatures and if I could paint them all day every day I’d be totally okay with that. 

Much longer answer: 

I paint them because it’s what I’m drawn to. It’s not an active decision, it’s just what I want to draw whenever I pick up a pen. My art passions are so intrinsically tied with painting women that I could never separate the two. They are the center of my gravitational art universe, if you will.

It never started out as a statement. I still paint them now for all those exact same reasons, but there is definitely a feminist element to it now that I’m older. I still have so much to work on and I’m slowly pushing towards a much broader spectrum of the types of women I paint (more free time, please!) I love my childhood inspirations so much, but a lot of them only touched on a very narrow window of female representation.

I had a comment on one of my paintings once that has stuck with me ever since: “She’s given as much respect as a male character would be given. Thank you.” I could never bring myself to reply to this comment because a part of it just made me want to cry? I’m not articulate enough to really explain my thought process here but: I never start a painting with those kind of intentions. To me it should just be the norm that characters are given the same respect regardless of gender, but it’s not. We’re not there yet. 

I want to paint women with stories. With histories and regrets and triumphs and problems and passions. I paint beautiful characters, because women are beautiful, but I hope the fact that I’m always thinking about these things comes across at least. I’m all about women owning their sexuality as well, but I think you need only glance at my gallery to see I use it sparingly. And on the rare occasion when I do paint scantily clad women - it’s still not the focus? I like for it to fit, and to make sense, and to not just be there for the sake of it?!

I’m officially rambling now, but yes. There is a tiny cheerleader in my brain chanting ‘paint the ladies.’