I want to thank you for being such a big source of inspiration for me. I remember finding your channel back in 2012 by accident when I was looking for Amnesia compilations. I think you barely had 5k subs at the time? I don’t think you even had a webcam yet actually. I remember watching a vlog where you said that you wanted to upload videos everyday. You sounded committed and passionate about it. I’m someone who’s draws inspiration from passionate individuals and I thought to myself, “Alright, I’ll keep watching if you show me that you’re truly dedicated to this.”
You kept at it. I could see you were truly driven about making videos and I was curious to see where you were headed. Even today, I’m looking forward to watching what you do. Yes, I still watch your videos, though I’m more selective on which ones to watch. You still make me laugh and bring a smile to my face when days are rough.
The whole Darkiplier thing has been a weird and wondrous adventure with many ups and downs. Fun fact, I nearly scrapped him entirely because I got frustrated with the idea and I was unsure of where to go with the character. I took a long break from drawing him and my best friend @prismkitten-mivy has helped me rebuild his story. I have more plans for projects involving him in the near future and I’m ecstatic to share those ideas with the community.
I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this charity. I’m still in shock over how many items have been sold and how much has been raised. Your community can do a lot of good when it comes together for these events. Thank you, for being a passionate and driven individual that inspires creative people such as myself. You’re a wonderful person Mark, and I can’t wait to see where you go from here.
The folks behind New York City Pride have announced one of this year’s grand marshals: Brooke Guinan, the city’s first transgender firefighter.
Brooke, who’s 29, has marched in Pride every year since she came out as trans eight years ago. Her parents are also firefighters, and they’ll be coming to Pride for the first time this year to support her.
“It’s very rare in the everyday life of a trans person to feel valued or to feel appreciated in society,” she added. “I look forward to the pride march every year. It’s nice to be around your people, your LGBTQ family ― to really feel like you can let loose and not have to worry about judgment.” […]
While she doesn’t currently put out any fires in her current position as LGBTQ outreach coordinator for the FDNY, Guinan still feels she can make a huge impact in the lives of so many people.
“At the end of the day, I really just feel like I’m living my life,” she said. “I don’t necessarily understand why it gets so much attention. But if that attention can be used for good … and can be used to promote the education and betterment of other trans people then I feel like it’s my responsibility to do that.”
It’s been nearly thirteen hours since I watched the episode and I’m still reeling from the excellence of Cole’s acting. He grew up with a Disney career- one that required his acting style to be over-the-top and humourous, even influenced by slapstick comedy. He nailed the role of Cody Martin, and I, as a ten year old, could relate to the younger Martin twin so much. I looked forward to seeing the Sprouse twins on my telly everyday at eight o'clock, while I ate my dinner.
But Riverdale and The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody are completely different shows, requiring a whole different plethora of emotions.
Ever since Riverdale aired, a number of people have underestimated Cole’s acting talent. They’ve compared him to everyone else on the show, claiming that the only reason Cole was cast was that he’d draw attention to this series. While his involvement with the show may have garnered attention, to some extent, Cole was also cast because he wanted to give the role his all, and he didn’t disappoint.
So, here we are, nearly done with the season, and I’m so proud. Because no one can underestimate him anymore. He’s acted brilliantly in every episode, every scene he was in, but episode eleven was the one that really took the cake. He bared himself to the audience, he put in so much effort to create this version of Jughead that we’ve come to love with every fibre of our being, and I’m engulfed with pride.
Congratulations, Cole. This fandom is proud to have you.
Since there are many Chinese idols in the industry, I thought that it would be nice to compile a list of supportive phrases that you, as a loving fan, could leave for them in the comments on Instagram/Facebook/other SNS! It’s always nice and comforting to read something in your native language, so below are some sayings that you could copy & paste to leave for your favorite Chinese idol!
You’re the best! - 你最棒！
You’re so handsome! - 你真帅！
You’re so beautiful! - 你真漂亮！
You’re so cute! - 你好可爱！
You are my world. - 你是我的全世界。
You are my everything. - 你是我的一切。
I love you! - 我爱你！
Fighting! - 加油！
We will always love you! - 我们会永远爱你！
We will always support you! - 我们会永远支持你！
Thank you for every perfect stage you bring us! - 谢谢你为我们带来的每个完美的表演！
Thank you for your hard work. - 感谢你的辛苦努力。
Don’t forget to take good care of yourself! - 别忘记照顾好身体！
Practicing hard is important but your health is number one! - 用功排练很重要，但照顾身体健康是第一！
Your smile is like the sun, lighting up my entire world! - 你的笑容像阳光一样，把我全世界点亮！
I hope that you are happy everyday. - 我希望你天天开心。
Did you eat? Don’t forget ah! Your health is the most important. - 你吃饭了吗？别忘记啊！身体健康最重要。
I hope that all of your dreams come true. - 我希望你所有的梦想都成真。
We look forward to sharing more and more wonderful memories with you! - 我们期待着在未来和你分享更多越来越美好的回忆！
My Life as a Cartoon Network Intern (and how I think you can Intern in Animation too!)
Over this past summer, I was given the amazing opportunity to be a Production Intern at Cartoon Network (I worked on Clarence; woo!)
Every once in a while I get people who either come up to me in person, or who message me on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram etc. and ask me how I got the opportunity, and how they can intern in animation as well. Recently (Over the course of the last week or so) I’ve been asked a bunch, so I decided to create this massive master post in an attempt to get the information out to as many artists (and non-artists) as possible!
I know a lot of people who feel like getting into the animation industry is completely impossible, (I should know, I felt the exact same way not too long ago) and I also know just how LITTLE references there actually are on finding an internship, and beyond that, the type of experiences that people who gotten the chance to intern have had. I told myself that if I got the internship, I would try to change that, and here we are! (A little late, but I really want to make this as helpful as possible)
If you all could please Reblog this to your followers I would love it! You never know who’s looking and hopefully, I can help people with my experiences!
So to make it easier for people who don’t have the time to read all of my ramblings, AND for the sake of ease/reference; I’m going to break this post up into different sections: My Internship search- My initial excitement/rejections -How I got the internship - My experience as an Intern and How Interning has helped me as an artist
My Internship search:
Halfway through last year (My Sophomore year of college) I had decided that I would take a leap of faith and apply for some internships. I didn’t expect much of it, but my hopes were high because I thought I had at least a halfway decent portfolio, and my resume had some pretty okay animation experience on it (I’m the head of the only Animation organization on campus) and I’m majoring in animation so I had some 3D experience and 2D experience (which I’ve worked on on my own time, since it’s what I want to do)
One of my biggest worries was the fact that I go to a state school: Southern Illinois University. The school is great, and I love it there, but I couldn’t afford art school, so I was very worried about how many opportunities there would be for me in Southern Illinois. Especially with the amount of amazing art that I see coming from people who go to schools like CalArs, Sheridan and the like. I was frustrated because I wasn’t there and felt like I would never get the opportunity to work in animation, which has been my dream since I could hold a pencil. Cartoons have changed my life, and they still do; but I was genuinely afraid that because I couldn’t afford a more art-related education, that I wouldn’t get the opportunity to tell stories like I’ve always dreamed. (But I digress)
As I was saying: I was doing all of your standard (I want/need a job) searches to try to find something in animation: Glassdoor, Internships.com, JOBS.com; stuff like that. FUN FACT: I’ve read every single Glassdoor review for both Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Every Job. All of them.
Some internships are a lot easier to find: Nickelodeon, Disney, Titmouse
While some are WAAAAAY more elusive: Cartoon Network…
This narrowed my search down from a bunch of animation studios.. to a handful. My candidates were: Nickelodeon, Dreamworks and Titmouse. (All wonderful animation studios!) Now here’s where it gets interesting:
My initial excitement/Rejections:
I didn’t hear back from any of them! NOT ONE. Which I learned after a very long, VERY stressful waiting period. (At this time it was early to mid April)Now; I knew that I was really too young to be applying for the internships, (I’m young for my grade so I was 19 at the time) And I knew that all of these internships specified that they wanted a Junior or above, but I figured since the year was almost over and I had good grades that MAYBE, they would let me slide. But I had no real experience working in animation, and although my hopes were high, they were also reeeeeeeal low.
After waiting for the few weeks that I did, and not hearing a peep, I was dejected, frustrated, and I felt like there was no hope for me… Which leads us to…
HOW I GOT THE INTERNSHIP:
When it comes to how I actually GOT the job: The answer I want to give you guys is that it was complete luck, and that by a series of random occurrences, somehow I was offered the position…. BUT, that’s only half true. Honestly, I worked really hard on making sure that I had as good a résumé as I possibly could:
By that, I mean that I’ve worked really hard in school to get good grades/dean’s list/honors program, etc.; and I also started an animation organization on campus. (There’s a major, but there was a huge lack of enthusiasm and community within the program at SIU so I wanted to help to bring other artists and myself closer, and make great art while we’re at it)
On top of that, I wrote (what I think was) a really good cover letter. But… Even with all three of those things, I don’t know if I would have gotten the position if it wasn’t for the internship coordinator at my school. I go to Southern Illinois University, and she pointed me in the direction of the Cartoon Network internship. (The Turner website isn’t like Nickelodeon, they only post internships when there’s a position to be filled)
LUCKILY for me, the Producer of Clarence (The wonderful Keith Mack) is an alum from SIU, so he connected with the internship coordinator (bless her heart) and I learned exactly when the position opened up. My resume and things got sent straight to him. I got a Skype interview a couple of weeks later, and I got accepted the day of the interview!
So I mean… Looking back, it was half luck, half hard work.
It’s not like the grades and stuff really matter outside of college; Grades are just arbitrary letters, after all. But, I say that to say that I’ve tried to work hard in college even though I’m not at an art school, and that if you’re focused, it doesn’t really matter WHAT you’re good at; but how hard you work and the type of person you are. You can never go to college but be an amazing artist and an amazing person, and if you meet that ONE right person, or if you’re at that ONE correct place at the correct time; amazing things can happen; and I FIRMLY believe that.
While I was at CN I was talking to someone (I don’t know if it’s best to call her out by name?..) But anyway she was telling me about how some of the artists are found at CN and she told me that Tumblr, YES TUMBLR. Is a HUUUUUUUUGE factor in the hiring of some people! So if you can… POST POST POST! Putting your art out there is the absolute best way to get seen. You NEVER know who’s looking at your artwork, and this website is an amazing platform for sharing, and learning about art. (And as a shameless plug: The blog Artists-Everyday is actually meant for just that ;) check it ouuuuut)
But moving forward; let’s talk about:
The interview to be an intern at CN was both really intimidating, and really comfortable at the same time. I love animation pretty much more than anything, so the idea that a single interview could determine whether or not I got a life-changing opportunity was pretty much one of the most daunting things that I could think of. The fact that I was in southern Illinois RIGHT at the time that I would have had to interview really didn’t help either… It was really scary to me, because it meant that I wasn’t going to be able to interview in person. It was a Skype interview, (a group one at that) and it was my first time ever interviewing for a position online.
Once I got past all of the initial fear, the interview was smooth sailing. They had already seen my resume and cover letter; so we really just spent a lot of time talking about casual things: my favorite animated movie, what my favorite episode of Clarence was, etc. It wasn’t like your usual interview where they ask “why would we hire you” or “what is your greatest weakness” and I really appreciated that. They weren’t robots, they weren’t the ANIMATION GODS like I was imagining in my head – they were actual people, who happen to love animation, and the interview reflected that.
I learned that I had gotten the position the day that I interviewed, and I’m SO GLAD I didn’t have to wait any more days, because at that point I was on fire on the inside. II don’t know what the hiring process was like for interns on different shows, so don’t take my word for how long it’ll take if you make it this far)
MY EXPERIENCE AS AN INTERN/HOW IT’S HELPED ME AS AN ARTIST:
There is no one word to describe how amazing it is to work at Cartoon Network. A lot of CN stuff is “hush hush” high security, and they don’t allow you to take pictures of the inside of the buildings - So I’m not going to say much, other than: It’s magic. Pure magic. But I will say one thing: Free food. AT ALL TIMES. EVERY DAY.
Working there is one of the most creatively satisfying things I’ve ever done in my life. The people, the atmosphere… it was all so inspiring. I’ve learned more in those past three months than I have in the last two years, and It’s all because I was surrounded by so many people who are better than me. People, who I might add, are some of the greatest, nicest, and most helpful people I’ve met in a long time. Plus, Cartoon Network really goes out on a limb to take care of their employees.
I got to sit in on voice actors doing their recordings, I got to see storyboard pitches, I got to see animatics and assets for episodes that were unaired, and it was all being created right in front of me by such PASSIONATE people.
I EVEN GOT TO MEET TOM KENNY. He remembered my name…
As a production intern you get to see the logistic side of things: and you really grow to appreciate Production and that side of the industry, because without the production team, there would be no show! Even though I want to be a storyboard artist, I now know more about the industry and Cartoon Network as a whole, and it makes me feel much more connected to the shows that I watch on television.
One of the other biggest things about the program is the fact that I got to take storyboard/character design tests for practice, and I got the chance to pitch a show to the studio, in front of the Clarence Crew and even some really important executives! which was an AMAZING opportunity that I learned a TON from. I got amazing feedback, and I had to push myself harder than I’ve ever pushed myself before. Mentally, artistically, and personally.
It’s possible. Being an intern at an animation studio is possible. Getting a job in animation is possible. Making friends in animation, and actually feeling like you belong to something you’ve dreamed about since you were a child is POSSIBLE. It doesn’t matter where you go to school, it doesn’t matter if you’re afraid, and it doesn’t matter what you look like. People are drawn to people who are genuine; and if you love animation, or production, or storyboarding or character design, and you work hard and try to really open yourself up artistically; you CAN do it. Take it from the 20 year old black guy who loves anime, video games and cartoons. You can do it.
I don’t know how many people will see this or how helpful it actually is; but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE feel free to share this info with your followers, and on top of that if you guys EVER have any questions about my experiences or need me to clarify anything for ANY reason you’re absolutely welcome to contact me!
I know how many people would love to intern, and I know (from experience) how DREADFUL It is to find conducive information about how the process works and how YOU can get an internship.
Hope you guys stuck with this post till the end, and like I said if you ever have any more questions, (hell, or if you even want to share YOUR art with me… I’m always open!)
A/N: This has to be one of my favourite things that I’ve ever written :) Please pay attention to the dates and times! It begins in the present, and then there are a series of flashbacks. They’re all in chronological order for ease of reading, but please pay attention to the timings if you’re unsure!
With a cream envelope held between your fingers, you can’t prevent the smile from spreading across your lips. A greying memory slips into your mind, your eyes fluttering to a close as you let yourself get taken away to the land of fantasies.
Valentine’s day, two years ago, 1pm
At the sound of your name, you looked up. You were in a park, sitting on a picnic blanket. Surrounding you were hundreds of tiny daisies, scattered amongst the green grass like a sprinkling of icing sugar.
“Hmm?” You looked across the blanket to see Calum, your boyfriend, with a wide smile spread across his face.
i’m honestly one of those people that are just there like yeah i have friends and people talk to me but i’m nobody’s favorite person and nobody looks forward to talking to me everyday or anything and it sucks
heyy!! If you’re like me and sometimes struggle with looking after yourself this might be something for you (note: I also have a bujo so I don’t use it for planning). Here’s how I do mine. Of course this are just some ideas feel free to do what works with you!
Summary: After being rejected by your best friend Bucky, Sam sets you up with one of his friends, on the condition that if the date doesn’t go well, you have to sign up for a dating app. The date doesn’t go well. As you begin to look for love in other places, Bucky starts to feel something he never felt before. Jealous.
Bucky Barnes X Reader
Word Count: 1253
Warnings: Feelings. Mentions of alcohol.
A/N: This is it!! This is the last part!! Thank you all so much for reading and for putting up with my huge gaps in posting!! I appreciate every single like, reblog and comment that I’ve gotten and it means the world to me that you’ve stuck through to the ending. Thank you all xoxo
me when anti shows up: man you gave me things to look forward to everyday when you were around and while you’re dark and creepy and glitchy you’ve given me an outlet and so much creative inspiration man I appreciate you so much
also me when anti shows up: YES👏BITCH👏FUCK👏IT👏UP👏KILL👏JACK👏IN👏COLD👏BLOOD👏👏👏👏📣📣📣📣📣📣
Okay so someone (moi) went skating today and I just…. couldn’t stop thinking of Snowbaz??? So here’s some headcanons that /might/ get turned into an actual fic idk anymore XDD
So /technically/ they don’t really know each other bc school is a big place and ye
So Simon has a job at the local skate rink as one of those ppl that u know kinda just skate around the rink and help the ppl who fell get up
So ye here u are with Simon Snow with his golden curls and beat up pair of roller skates and ye
And one day Baz’s step mum forces him to take his sisters skating
Oh boy oh boy oh boy
So those little butts they force Baz to rent a pair of skates with them (cuz they “can't” skate)
So y’know Baz laces up the kids skates and then his skates and stands up
At first it seems like he’ll be fine
And the chiddlers go and skate no problem
Baz doesn’t get two feet without falling
But freaking Mordelia is like “C’monnnnn Bazzzzz.”
So shakily Baz gets onto the skate rink and he’s like uber embarrassed bc what the frick Mordelia you can skate perfectly fine by urself why couldn’t I just stand on the side and laugh at the ppl falling instead of being the person falling?
So I mean he almost falls a lot but it’s okay cuz he’s hugging the wall and it’s keeping him on his feet (but he is forced to skate in shame as kids that are like 5 years old zoom past him)
And then he gets to that part all skate rinks have that have no bars u know those places
For a second he thinks he has it and gets rlly excited for a sec (that dork)
And then he falls on his face
(As he puts it, his life flashed before his eyes)
Then Simon frickin Snow that graceful dorkface comes in swiftly and reaches a hand down to Baz
“Are you okay, Sir?”
Baz tries to get up but when he looks up at Simon he practically falls again cuz what the frick nobody has the right to be that hot
(Simon is literally thinking the exact same thing and it’s a miracle he isn’t looking like a tomato rn)
“Fine,” Baz grumbles as he gets to his feet
And to his embarrassment, he slips again, right into Simon Snow’s arms
So Baz is like super embarrassed and flustered and it’s a mess
And Simon is like squealing on the inside bc WHAT THE FRICK OH MY GODDDDDD but he keeps his cool bc he’s Simon idk
Anyway Baz skates away basically dying
But like the whole night Baz keeps falling and Simon keeps skating to him laughing and saying “Are you sure you don’t want my help?”
Baz denies every time
Soon the night comes to an end
And both Baz and Simon are a little sadder than they’d like to admit
(Those dorks. They crushin)
The next week
Oh my gods Baz takes his sisters again
He doesn’t admit it but he wants to see Simon again
So the same thing happens as before
But at the end of the night Simon asks, “What’s ur name?”
THEN MY GODS OKAY WOW
So it kinda happens every week
They look forward to it
Simon ends up telling Penny about him
“Oh my god Penny he’s so pretty.”
“Did you see his eyes? Aren’t they amazing?”
“Pennnyyyyyyyyyy I’m not done with my storyyyyyy.”
Then one day he calls her at like 1 in the morning
“What is it now Simon? It’s 1am can’t I sleep?”
“Penny I….” Simon bites his lip
“What is it Simon?”
“How did you know you loved Micah?”
“Wha–is this about Agatha again?”
“I–what? No I’m just… curious.”
Penny takes a deep breath
“It’s when all you can think about it is them. It’s when you look forward to see them everyday and you miss them with every part of your soul.”
“I think I like Baz.”
Okay so cut to the next week
Simon sees Baz with his sisters and skates over to him
He’s like rlly nervous
But he goes up to Baz
“Hey um Baz?” Simon says. Baz turns around and to his surprise sees Simon
“Um… do you want to skate with me?”
They skate together
And it’s sorta killing Simon cuz BAZ IS SO SLOW
But his heart is racing like oh my god oh my god ohmygod
He’s rlly pink and Baz is wondering what the frick is going on
Like what the hell Simon?
Baz is too lost in thought that he doesn’t see some kid skate in front of him until he almost crashes into them and he doesn’t but he falls
“Baz are you alright?”
Simon holds out a hand
For the first time, Baz takes it
Electricity shocks through both of their arms
Baz stands up
Both of their hands are still linked
And then Penny that little devil who is in charge of the music changes the song in the middle of another song and plays “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
Simon is so red and like god damnit Penny you had one job
But Baz is looking at him in a way that… he rlly likes
And suddenly they find themselves drifting closer together
(Or Baz is sliding that’s also a possibility)
And then my gods Simon is pretty much like “whatever” and kisses Baz
Baz’s head: FJDJBWKSHBWKHSHW
Simon’s head: KEHAKSGWHWNKFKENWHWN
basically both of them are dying but they like love it a lot omgs
And then the moment is ruined as Baz slips and both of them crash to the floor
Request: I was wondering if you could do a Jensen x reader like that? Like Jensen is doing a signing at a con and his best friend (reader) is on line to jokingly get an autograph and he sees her and writes “I love you” on something and then gives it to her and then just fluffy cuteness overload?