the english are like this all the time

anonymous asked:

How’d you learn to draw mechas? I’ve been wanting to try that myself for a while, and I know as an artist that the only way to learn is to just Do it, but it’s so daunting! I have no idea where to begin. Do you have any advice or tips? Thank you for your time!

Okay first of all, sorry to take so long to answer. I really wanted to draw some pics for this, and the last weeks have been quite busy. 

1. Draw from the reference

Drawing is like learning a new language: You can’t say you wanna learn English and then just start making up your own words because you think that finding words in the dictionary is cheating - It doesn’t make sense. Find a super cool robot picture and try to copy it. These are called “studies” for a good reason. You’re studying the vocabulary of those drawings. Many times people don’t share their studies since it’s only for the practice. But don’t study just one person. You don’t want to become that person - you want to become better! And if you post your study online, don’t forget to credit the original artist!

2. Try different techniques

One of my favorite techniques is something I call color blocking - I’m not sure if it’s an actual term or just something I came up with. I kind of carve the silhouette of the robot with one color and then I add a second color and carve the details in. I do this also if I have a picture with lots of characters and I want to make sure everything reads correctly. But these are all personal matters. Try different techniques until you find a one that works for you. And remember to flip your canvas!!

3. Try different brushes

My favorite brushes vary, but these three are the ones I keep using more than the others. Kyle’s brush I got used to while I was working on my freelance work - it just feels good to draw with. The square one is really fun to work with in mecha designs, and the basic one also feels surprisingly good while drawing. Sometimes I just grab a new brush, start doodling, and end up with a decent piece.

4. Symmetry vs. asymmetry

This one I included especially because I’m talking about robots. Breaking up the machines with asymmetrical parts gives them more character BUT it’s important to keep the symmetry in mind. If I do a robot that has a one big arm and one small arm, I later make sure that most of the other parts are symmetrical. This way the asymmetry is the choice rather than a mistake.

5. Draw from the reference (!!!)

Yes, I added this the second time because I really feel it’s important! I use Pinterest all the time - I have a board with over 1000 pins of robots! There are paintings from my favorite robot artists, 3D models of super cool robot designs, and even photos of real robots all collected in one place. And for anyone who feels “wrong” doing this: Finding reference DOESN’T mean copying - it can be just an idea or inspiration: It’s finding the language you want to use. Sure you won’t need  the reference as much later on as you build your own “shape-vocabulary” - just like you won’t need your dictionary after you have learned the words you use.

6. It doesn’t have to be perfect

I’m never 100% happy with my work. But I have learned to say “oh well” and move on. Next time I’ll do better.

7. BE PROUD! 

Don’t talk down your own work no matter how much you’d like to. If you’re not standing behind your drawings, who will? Sure you do see the mistakes, but it’s still a great piece of art you made!

not to be dramatic but bts performing a song in korean at an american awards show is so, so, so important to me. when my family immigrated, they stopped speaking japanese in order to avoid discrimination and i know a lot of immigrant families can share similar stories. now, to see an asian group become so popular in western countries without conforming and speaking english makes me incredibly happy. hell, all of bts’s american appearances make me emotional because i remember growing up and wondering why there were no asian popstars out there. for such a long time, i held white features as standards of beauty because there was no other representation out there in the media i consumed. i reinforced the harmful stereotypes that were portrayed to me, like the “nerdy asian” and the idea that, to be glamorous or creative or a musician, you had to be white or white passing. representation matters and i hope that, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of kpop or bts as a group, you see the significance in their breakthrough into the western market because it’s a big one. 

a girl named jessie in eddie’s english class has a crush on him and richie is extremely jealous. richie finds it ironic and ends up singing jessie’s girl by rick springfield ALL THE TIME to eddie to make a joke out of the situation (like usual) but everyone, except eddie bc he’s oblivious, knows that the song relates to his situation almost spot on.

anonymous asked:

How dare you support that cockroach of a group? And you call yourself a exol. What a joke!

I am a proud exo-l but I will always support any kpop group. Let me tell you why.

So you see salty mcgee I live in a country that in retrospect is nice. But in reality is just a place with A LOT of ignorant mindsets. There’s ignorance of all sorts here, but the one that sticks out like a sore thumb is that of the language barrier americans have towards every non english speaking country.

There’s no sugar coating it we are god damn assholes, especially towards people who speak different languages. It’s so bad that most of the time if a song in a different language becomes a hit here, it’s usually because there’s an english speaker featured on it *cough cough despacito*.

What I’m getting at is that I’m proud as fuck of BTS because other than PSY these guys sang and performed a song in their native language on u.s. tv, without having to wash it down with an american artist feature. That is a huge wonderful milestone and I hope Korean pop artists keep breaking this stigma we have on non english languages. I’m so happy and I haven’t been able to stop smiling since I saw them grace my tv. Whether it’s BTS or EXO if you are a fan of kpop please keep supporting ALL groups when good things like this happen.

Oh dear. I found some of my old playthrough footage while I was doing research for fic/spring-cleaning my fic, and started skipping through bits of it. Highlights:

  • ‘You know how I mentioned the Inq looks a bit starstruck the first time they meet Dorian? I still maintain Gal looked like someone had hit him over the head with an “oh god he’s gorgeous” stick.’
  • ‘Oh lord, I accidentally left “record” on during a very important conversation with Leliana. Except… I clearly went off to make a cup of tea. Because Gal is left standing awkwardly with the dialogue menu for about five minutes. On film. *facepalm* Moving on…’

  • ‘Sometimes I forget how much I like RP English. Is, “ooh, you all have such lovely consonants” a weird thought? …It probably is, isn’t it?’

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Love the new energy around after the fall finalle. There is more fan fictions about lizzington after last episode. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are full of comments about Tom’s death, complaining. I don’t know what’s wrong with this people. The Blacklist is obviously about Ray and Lizzy. Why they don’t see that. I really don’t understand. Can’t wait for the new episodes. Hopefully Baz will be back (crossing fingers?).


About the new updates of the fan fictions, they are all great. I’ve made an A03 account and my username there is “blackpanter” in case you’re interested. I don’t write storys cuz English is not my first language. Like I said in previous posts i’m from Macedonia. I just reed the story and from time to time I am leaving a comment. Hopefully you understand what I am trying to say.


Love you guys and be positive about ship. 😘

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1) How many works in progress do you currently have in progress?

I actually don’t have any? But there’s some ideas I have kicking around and I’m excited I now have time to write them. I’ve always wanted to do a soulmate au because they MAKE ME WEAK. I also want to do like… a bodyguard au? Haha again, super cliche but I love them. 

2) Do you/would you write fanfiction?

Literally all I do

3) Do you prefer paper books or ebooks?

God when’s the last time I read a book?

4) When did you start writing?

I guess I started actively sitting down and writing fiction of my own accord (ie. not an English assignment) in early 2011. SO god, I guess 6 years? Off and on? You’d think I’d be better.

5) Do you have someone you trust that you share your work with?

No not really. Not finished products anyway. Some people on here I will maybe bounce ideas off of. I’ll tell IRL friends what I’m working on if they need to laugh at something. But no one sees drafts or anything.

6) Where is your favorite place to write?

Either on the couch while my boyfriend plays a game, or in my study on my desktop. I can usually get more focussed work done there, but I procrastinate for a long time. 

7) Favorite childhood book?

I remember mum reading me The Secret Garden and I really loved that and the movie a lot. Harry Potter was also very formative.

8) Writing for fun or writing for publication?

Bitch, you think I make money?

No it’s just for you guys and fun. 

9) Pen and paper or computer?

Plan on pen and paper and then write on the computer. 

10) Have you ever taken any writing classes?

PFFFTTTTT nope.

Does high school English count? No? 

11) What inspires you to write?

Spite. 

Hahaha honestly a lot of what I write is either “You took this fantastic trope with such great potential and YOU RUINED IT” so out of rage I try to do it, but better.

OR

It’s a case of “I really want to read this but no one has made this content…. fuck… I have to make this content don’t I? Shit.”

So there’s a Harry Potter AU Victuuri + Durmstrang student Victor Nikiforov trend going on twitter and I hopped onto that bandwagon as soon as I could CUZ I AM TRASH FOR HARRY POTTER AU

ceruleancheeseck  asked:

Could you do a how to with hands? I love the way yours come out.

Ok ok I’ve already told some people several times that I am really really really bad at explaining stuff (and it gets harder in english) BUT I’m gonna try this time real quick because hands are important.

Alright now there’s one thing I do when I am sketching hands which is this lil’ geometric fella:

This guy represents the palm of your hand or a closed fist. Now you have to  add more squares on top of it to make fingers, like this:

We got ourselves a tourkey, remember, the middle finger is always the big one and the ring finger is the same size as the index finger,and we all know pinky is the smol one.

now all you have to do is erase some parts and add more details

“but tals that’s a boring 2D hand I want something more dynamic.”

Now that’s where things get complicated because from this step foward you have to know a bit about perspective and bend the first geometric figure

Also I have no idea to explain how the hell do I draw those fingers because they come out natually now.

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types of buzzfeed unsolved fans

ghost groupies (type A): loves paranormal seasons the most. Watched other shows like ghost adventures etc before unsolved. Knows a lot about ghost/paranormal tech and gets annoyed when the boys use it wrong. Believes in ghosts 100% but very skeptical about evidence/audio recordings. Probably claim to have seen a ghost at some point in their life

ghost groupies (type B): goths. Also like paranormal seasons the most. Don’t care as much about “ghosthunting,” just really like ghosts in general. Lots of english and history majors. Interested in demons a lot. Already knows the stories behind all the famous haunted locations and probably have plans to go there at some point

cryptid hunters: the gayest bfu fans. Watches a ton of documentaries. Willing to believe almost anything. Constantly talks about dating cryptids. “Mothman is real i sucked his dick behind an arby’s”

true crime stans: have read almost every “creepy wikipedia article” in existence. Considers themselves amateur detectives. Has a LOT of of theories. Does research for fun on their own time. Knows way too much about serial killers. Wishes bfu would cover more “obscure” cases

Just Here For The Boys (type A): scaredy cats. Watches new episodes late at night by themselves and then can’t sleep. Generally hates horror stuff but really loves ryan and shane. Makes a lot of unsolved memes and actually prefers the postmortems to the episodes themselves

Just Here For The Boys (type B): don’t believe in ghosts or the supernatural, just find bfu really entertaining and think ryan and shane are funny. Shaniacs. Horror movie fans. Don’t care about “evidence,” just here for a good time. Probably follows other buzzfeed series like try guys. 

lone gunmen: likes true crime seasons the most. Total conspiracy theorists. Spend a lot of time on online forums discussing evidence and theories. Have evidence folders saved on their computers. 90% of people who send in comments to postmortem. Takes bfu Very Seriously. Most likely to believe in aliens. 

A Constantly-Growing List of Reasons I Love EXID
  • How Why
  • Junghwa’s loud ass laugh
  • How LE tries to act like a badass when in reality she is the softest and the shyest member of the whole band
  • Back before Up & Down took off, they were so broke that Hyerin got a job at a restaurant and didn’t tell the other girls, and would bring food home for them (years later, when Solji found this out, she cried)
  • How they all make heart-eyes at Hyerin when she sings
  • Todak Todak, Without U, 1M, I Know
  • Drunk acoustic performances
  • How they’re somehow ALWAYS eating?? They ate like 14 meals in the first episode of Showtime??
  • How LE writes every damn song that they sing
  • That Hani cut her hair into an iconic bisexual bob after burning half her hair off with a straightener she bought online
  • How LE’s Instagram comments are almost always in English for some reason?? Like…thank you but why??
  • How they all relentlessly make fun of each other
  • Solji competing on and WINNING the first ever episode of Masked Singer
  • Their karaoke contest in Showtime that resulted in a three-way tie for first and LE as the inexplicable loser
  • THEIR DOGS
  • That time Hani woke up, noticed there were snacks in her bed from the night before, ate one, then went back to sleep
  • How Why
  • Hyerin plays violin and Junghwa plays piano WOW what talent
  • How they split their earnings with Solji even  when she was unable to record or promote with them
  • “Butterflies in my mi-i-iii-nd.”
  • Up & Down’s original choreography being banned from KBS for being too racy (WAIT TIL YOU HEAR ABOUT CREAM AND VELVET, KBS)
  • That time they unanimously voted Hyerin as the prettiest member and she cried
  • THE BOREDOM SONG
  • How Hani is a brilliant multilingual genius with an IQ of like 145
  • How LE can mess with Junghwa but if anyone else messes with Junghwa, she’ll rip ‘em in half
  • “Voldemort sunbaenim.”
  • Hani’s gay goggles every time she sees a hot girl
  • Solji’s aegyo (I actually don’t love this but I do love how much the other girls hate it)
  • How Why
  • SOLJI SURPRISING THE GIRLS AT THEIR FIRST HEADLINING SHOW EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS STILL ON HIATUS AND JUNGHWA COULDN’T STOP CRYING AND HYERIN WAS SO EMOTIONAL THAT SHE JUST RAN AWAY
  • How hard LE worked composing STREET and how hard she cried when L.I.E got its first win
  • Are You Hungry
  • How close the maknae line is, how close the Ahn Sisters are, how close LE and Solji are, how close LE and Hyerin are, HOW CLOSE LE AND JUNGHWA ARE, HOW CLOSE HYERIN AND SOLJI ARE, HOW CLOSE THIS WHOLE BAND IS!! They genuinely love each other and go on friendship vacations together and they’d even be friends if EXID wasn’t a thing, they invented friendship 
  • How Solji used her time away from the band to take online classes and learn ballet, bettering herself while she couldn’t work 
  • Cream????
  • Velvet???¿¿??
  • Whoz That Girl
  • How EXID literally started from the bottom, almost disbanded twice, dealt with lineup changes and promotional issues but still stuck together and continued to work hard and love each other and love the music and love LEGGOs and how they’re still so humble and still cry when they win and still remain so grateful and so genuine and it doesn’t fucking matter if they’re not one of the “big bands” that gets lots of wins or gets MAMA nominations because this fandom is small but it’s devoted and we fucking love these girls and want them to be healthy and happy and fulfilled creatively and I CAN’T BELIEVE THE RETURN OF OT5 IS UPON US, I LOVE EXID SO MUCH
  • …did I mention How Why?

swedebeast  asked:

You wanna talk dead fandoms? Let's talk about War of the Worlds.

You’re from another country so I can’t speak to your experience, but in mine growing up in the Anglosphere, H.G. Wells is extraordinarily evergreen, like the Oz books. He’s one of the few old scifi guys people actually still read instead of pretend to read (I don’t even think Heinlein is in that category anymore). To this day, he’s the intro into scifi for tons of Advanced Placement kids who get bored in class in 3rd grade free period and see “War of the Worlds” on the shelf. He’s in that impossibly tiny sliver in the Venn Diagram of “books you are made to read for class” and “books you actually like.” His books are less like a fandom and more like a near-universal childhood rite of passage for geeky kids. He has a permanent centrality in the scifi canon. Describing his role in scifi culture is like being asked to describe how I feel about air.

I think part of the reason H.G. Wells is still so towering when other authors from his era are totally forgotten is that Wells was a man who is very modern, he had something to say apart from the boyish obsession with gadgetry and inventors that defined the Edisonades. He was a socialist, he believed in free love (at the turn of the century!), he despised war as the worst of human endeavors, he despised colonialism, and he was always ambivalent about technology at a time when progress was seen as positive and inevitable…and he wrote his stories about all of the above instead of the dozens on dozens of turn of the century boy inventors who built their own helicopters.

The reason H.G. Wells is still read is that he has something to say to us today that the “boy with a helicopter” turn of the century writers didn’t. It’s interesting to contrast H.G. Wells with another writer from his era, H. Rider Haggard, who once was the most widely read adventure author in the English speaking world (and I like him, so don’t interpret this as a diss). Haggard was a fascinating man but he was “of his time.” I actually could believe that Wells was a time traveler, like he was in Nicholas Meyer’s amazing movie Time After Time. Haggard on the other hand, his concerns were of his time and were not universal or applicable to us today. He wrote about colonial Africa, and his concerns were of the colonial state. 

Haggard absolutely and totally deserves his reputation as a reactionary, but what makes him fascinating is that despite the fact he’s a reactionary, he always feels like he’s edging at the cusp of some great revelation and enlightenment, like that portion where one of his arch colonial characters in King Solomon’s Mines said it was wrong to call black Africans the n-word, to debase their humanity that way. The guy spoke fluent Zulu and wrote a history of them in their own language. You feel there’s a decent person in there somewhere, much more than in other shriveled souled 19th century writers who cheered on the Irish famine, something Haggard never did. Haggard was basically one hippie girlfriend away from being H.G. Wells. 

nick103001  asked:

Hey dude! I'm a big fan of your work and you're basically living like my ideal life. You probably get this a lot, but I gotta ask "how would I land a job at CN as a story board artists?" I'm 15 rn and a sophomore in high school. I just wanna know if I could actually grow up to work at Cartoon Network.

Yes, you can work at Cartoon Network.

HOWEVER

In a couple years, you might not even be interested in being a storyboard artist, much less want to work at a specific company. When I was a teen I was making 3D art all the time and I wanted to go into special effects. Then I got into level design in video games. When I went to college, I discovered how cool 2D animation could be and that I liked to tell stories most of all. Then I moved to china and became an English teacher and eventually got the job on Regular Show. It was kind of a weird path and my interests and desires shifted and changed constantly.

I mean think about it, if you end up going to college (which you don’t have to, but if you do) you would graduate about 7 years from now. Think about what sorts of things you liked 3 years ago. I bet it’s pretty different. Now what do you think you’ll be like 7 years from now?? There’s no telling where your interests are going to go and take you, so I wouldn’t get too hung up on being a board artist specifically. Just experience stuff. Try out other jobs and other things and you might realize you like stuff you didn’t even know about just because you’d never heard of it or tried it before.

I also recommend not solely working toward being an artist, but working toward being a fully realized person. I’ve met many artists who are basically the most boring people I’ve ever met because all they ever did was focus on their art, but not any experiences. They never got in trouble, they never had any adventures or strange experiences because all they did was stay inside and use their cintiq all day. You don’t even have to be someone that goes out and does stuff all the time, but at least have some other hobbies to work different parts of your brain. Every time you make art, whether it’s for someone else or for yourself, it always has a part of you in it. If you don’t experience life, your art becomes meaningless because you have nothing to say. No one will find themselves drawn to it because there’s no shared human experiences there, just lifelessness.

It’s good to have a goal and a general area you’d like to go into (it’s also ok if you don’t right now, for everyone else reading this), but don’t put all your time and investment into one job when there might be others you don’t even know about that you can find just as interesting.

ALSO: Don’t put all your faith into working for one company. Companies come and go and the only thing they really care about in the end is making money. They’re not beholden to morals or honor or anything like the rest of us actual human beings. Corporations can and will take advantage of you, so you have to be able to say “screw ‘em” if they’re being a-holes.

Keep yourself open and try different stuff.

How To Create a Self-Study Schedule Part II: Casual Studying

Hello polyglots! I apologize for the lateness of this post! As you know I posted about how to create a study schedule if you are studying a language(s) intensively. Now I’m going to talk about how to study one language or multiple languages casually.

First, I need to define what casual studying even means. Studying casually means that you are foregoing certain aspects of language study in order to maintain a slow and low commitment pace. For example, say you’re learning French casually. Instead of psycho crazy grammar schedules filled with practicing grammar and vocab over and over, and quizzing yourself every day until your brain turns to pulp, you opt for a simple audio lesson every day for 15 minutes after you come home from work or school. Easy right? Yes! That’s the goal. With casual studying your schedule is freed up for other things. In addition, casual studying gives you the leisure to take your time to learn things deeply and thoroughly. Casual studying, however, implies that you are not studying so much for full fluency but for practical, everyday usage. So casual learners care a little less about learning the specifics about complicated grammar but instead want to learn how to use it in conversation by learning dialogues and repeating phrases. So how do you create a casual study schedule? Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

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