the images link to the source

internet tips

-look at people’s pages before asking if they’re on other sites - chances are their links are on their page

-before asking what something is from, check the source’s tags

-if you don’t know the name of a song, google the lyrics

-not sure if someone has blogged about something? use /tagged/ and /search/ on their blog

-read FAQs

-learn how to reverse image search on google (upload the image using the camera button)

-don’t cite wikipedia, but you can cite the sources wikipedia cites

“Fake” news is a real problem and here are some great tips to evaluate what you’re reading!

(Keep in mind though, that much “news” is also based in some fact, but often tilted to represent a bias or ideological slant. In general, watch out for sensational/alarmist headlines, no sources cited in the text, and lots of emotional/judgmental language. Good sources for relatively unbiased news: The New York Times, BBC News, Associated Press, and NPR.)

Not sure if a news source may be biased? Ask a librarian!

(Image from IFLA. Text reads: Consider the source: Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info. Read beyond: Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story? Check the author: Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real? Supporting sources: Click on those links. Determine if the info given actually supports the story. Check the date: Reposting old news stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant to current events. Is it a joke?: If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure. Check your biases: Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgement. Ask the experts: Ask a librarian, or consult a fact-checking site.)

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Animage 2017/01 (p20-23)

I was going to post this last week but gave priority to the BD stuff. This will be the final interview from the booklet that came with January Animage! There’s still an interview with Kenji Miyamoto left untranslated, but it will be taken care of by @whiteboxgems​ whenever she has time! I’ll reblog it when it’s around.

This is actually 2 interviews, I’m posting them together because they were one after the other and (main reason) because the second one is very short.
A few notes below to better understand the interviews.

The first one is with Yuuichirou Hayashi, the one who created the ending (ED = ending by the way) footage. I have the feeling someone previously posted translations of the captions under the ED screenshots, but I don’t remember where and I’m pretty sure it was just the captions and not the interview parts, so here you have it complete. This one is pretty interesting because he explains in detail how they created the ED, and has some extra information on cut scenes etc. Definitely a must read in my opinion!

The second one is a short interview with Kayoko Ishikawa, the one who did the costume designs. Here you might think: didn’t Chacott design the costumes? I’ll explain. It’s more or less like with Mitsurou Kubo and Tadashi Hiramatsu: Kubo created the original designs for the characters, from scratch, and Hiramatsu transformed them into designs specifically created for animation, therefore with simpler lines, detailed expression sheets and so on. Likewise, Chacott did the original designs for the costumes, from scratch, based on the indications by Yamamoto and Kubo, and then the anime’s costume designer simplified and modified them so that they would be suitable to be animated. (Before actually animating them there’s a further step: the anime’s color designer is going to decide the exact colors, shadows and highlights included, that will be used inside the anime. I translated an interview with the color designer Izumi Hirose some time ago)

I usually don’t add pictures but this time I felt that it would be better to add them as an immediate reference. However, they are just for reference and are not meant to be visually stunning, so please bear with the quality because I just took photos of the magazine with my phone and quickly edited them.

Translation under the cut! (kind of image-heavy)

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***

***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***

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believe it or not, one of the first Star Wars audios I ever did was a Valentines Day post last year, so when I saw this one this morning I thought it was only fitting to record it

original post: (x)

anonymous asked:

We all know How whipped Jeon is, but what about Jimin? Isn't he like that to all members? The loving eyes, the silly smiles? What makes jimin interections with jungkook special?

Sure Jimin’s a sweetheart spreading love all across the globe. But when it comes to Jungkook, Jimin’s love reaches a whole new level of unreachable heights we mere mortals can’t even dream about. His special kinda love is reserved for his special Kookie and it’s clearly noticeable…

// the way JM looks at JK


// the way JM touches JK

// the things JM asks JK


// the things JM (proudly) reveals about JK


// the way JM gets hyper-aware around JK

// the way JM ogles at JK

// the fact that he practices late with JK & likes to spend his off-time with him

// tweeting on special days only with JK

// the way JM gets jealous over & around JK

// the way JM leaves no opportunity to touch JK, be it high-fives or hugs

// JM’s thirst for JK



// JM’s bias towards JK

// JM trying to fake (?) kiss JK multiple times


// JM melting around JK

// things he does to JK


// the way JM acts when he sits beside JK during fansigns

// the way he responds to JK’s lusty gestures

Jimin got Jungkook whipped for him and he fuckin’ knows it and fuckin’ loves it! And I bet my sorry trashy life on it that he doesn’t do any of this with anybody else.



Jimin wants Jungkook to be his bride as much as Jungkook wants Jimin to be his. Rumor has it that they’re already married and just returned from their honeymoon in Hawaii.

[NOTE: I don’t own any of the images/GIFs used in the post. The links to the original sources are provided below the images/GIFs for further reference. This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the times JM has treated JK specially. I highly suggest you go through the links and find even more “proofs” to satiate your thirst (you should be prepared to remain thirsty, though, since it’s never enough. HAHAHA)]

[UNRELATED SIDE NOTE: I want to be reborn as @gayjikookadi in my next life. Their GIF quality is higher than my life.;-;]

What’s your favourite of these 3 pairings from BATB live action?

  • Adam and Belle

Originally posted by mndream

  • Lumiere and Plumette

(Gif source: link)

  • Cadenza and Garderobe

(Image source: link)

Reference? Nice. Stealing? Nope.

I just felt like writing this because I’ve seen it happening quite a lot in many places lately, and I’ve been through that myself not so long ago.

Many talented artists use references to practice and bring their ideas to life, may it be photos of real models to reproduce a pose, historical concepts, movies or TV shows, books, etc.
References are great - I always feel like I need to practice more and more each passing day. They are basically essential for my training as an artist. They helped me a lot in the past and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the future. So what is this all about exactly?

The answer is simple: references are important, but the real problem appears when artists decide to copy another artist, and without crediting!

Think about it. You spend days working on a specific design, you share it with your audience and people like it… yay! But then, all of a sudden, someone arrives and grabs your idea, changes one small detail or two to add more “originality” and then posts the work without even crediting you for the original concept. That’s not very nice of them, is it?

This is not talent, it’s stealing. You could at least contact the person first, ask them if you can use their art as an inspiration for a new piece, offer to give full credits and even link the original image as soon as you’re done. But no, apparently it’s way too complicated! Because crediting the source would force you to admit you have no ideas of your own. Oh my, such a shame!

Guys, stealing is wrong on so many levels and you don’t even realize that by doing this you’re discouraging other artists and pushing them away from what they truly love. I found myself thinking “why am I even doing this if people have to steal from me?” more than once in the past and I’ve seen talented people literally disappear from the net because they couldn’t bear the thought of being robbed and treated like their efforts do not count at all. It’s heartbreaking, it’s maddening, and it’s malicious.

If you value yourself as an artist/writer, then you should know better than to steal. Generate your own ideas from sources other than fellow artists’ work of the similar kind.

Tired of discourse?

Then try out /r/pharmercy!

Due to all the recent events and the levels of nastiness increasing, I figured I’d post this again for the people who are tired of seeing it on their pages.

For those who are unaware, /r/pharmercy is a moderated subreddit in which people can browse Pharmercy content without any of the bullshit that’s been popping up in the #pharmercy tag. We currently are within reach of 7,000 subscribers!

The purpose of this community was to provide for people who don’t usually browse sites like Tumblr, DeviantArt, or Archive of Our Own, but it can also be used by tumblr users who don’t want to have to sort through any of the discourse in the #pharmercy tag.

NSFW content is allowed, just as a warning. However, I’d say about 80-90% of the content posted is SFW. Any NSFW content is clearly marked, and will not contain a thumbnail of the image in question.

To any artists worried about reposts, all posts are required to be a direct link to the artwork, and have a source to the artist’s site in the comments.

Lastly, I understand that reddit gets a bad rep with various other communities, and that’s completely understandable. However, in small, well-moderated, niche communities like ours, none of the problems that come with the general userbase apply to ours.

With that being said, I hope you decide to join and contribute to our community! If anybody has any questions or concerns, feel free to message me on either this tumblr account or my corresponding reddit account.

(Sorry for the shameless plug y'all, but I figured I’d provide a working alternative if anyone was getting fed up)

How to know I’m liking/reblogging a repost?
  • In general:
    • Most artists watermark their works. It can be with their blog’s name or the person’s name/nickname. If the work you’re about to reblog has a watermark that doesn’t match the OP (Original Poster, also known as source), then it is a repost. There can be the case where the OP has changed their url, so continue reading to learn how to distinguish a repost from an original post. 
    • Example of an original post with watermark.
      Example of a repost. Pictures with watermark were used, and the edit was claiming as an original (note that the sizes of the images aren’t equal either). 
    • IMPORTANT: The fact that the blogger posts edits constantly, does not mean their work is original.
  • GIFs:
    • The majority of gif makers add the link to the video in the description of their posts. It can be a symbol or a full description.
    • When it comes to gifsets that involve multiple videos, the gif maker can link to the sources or not. If they choose to not link to the videos, consider these elements in order to know wheter the gifset is a repost or not:
      • Size. All the gifs have to be the same size. Examples:  original / repost
      • Color. Pay attention to the brightness and the coloring of the GIFs. If they don’t look the same, they come from different gif makers, therefore, the gifset is a repost. Examples:  original / repost
      • Sharpen. A giveaway to distinguish a repost from an original, is if one or multiple GIFs look grainy and the rest don’t. Examples: original / repost  ~  repost
    • GIFs are often used for reactions in text posts. If the OP of the text is the one who made the GIFs, they’ll link to the video. If they’re not, they’ll link to the post they took the GIFs from.
  • Photos:
    • The OP is likely to add the link to the source of the pictures. Again, it can be a symbol or a full description.
    • Consider size, color, and sharpen, to distinguish a repost from an original.
    • Examples: original / repost
  • Manips, fan art, graphics:
    • Compare the watermark to the username. 
    • Examples: original / repost
    • NOTE: There are posts that gather different fan works, especially manips. If they don’t credit the original creators by tagging them or linking to the original post, please don’t like/reblog.

Other ways to respect an artist’s work:

  • Please don’t add unnecessary comments/images/GIFs when you reblog.
  • Please don’t delete the caption.
  • If you don’t agree with the content of the post, avoid reblogging and tagging with offensive and/or discouraging comments, and move on. 

american-otaku  asked:

Hey can I ask you something? Can you give me examples of different mediums because I have a project for class but I don't think my teacher wants us to solely do simple mediums commonly used for drawing. :/

Hey! I’m not Super knowledgeable about a vast variety of mediums, but after looking it up, here’s some different 2D mediums since I felt like maybe that’s more of what you’d be looking for rather than 3D, since 2D mediums aren’t usually too insane–like glass or bronze sculptures or anything like that. I also included some example artworks for a couple of the mediums, so you could maybe get a feel for the kind of look that can be achieved with some of them. All artwork was found through either google images or through tumblr (and sourced with the original artist). With art from tumblr users especially, please be sure to support them if you can! I hope this helps, good luck.

  • Pencil/graphite drawing (kinda obvious, but figured I’d state it anyways)
  • Colored Pencil (Art by Marco Mazzoni)
  • Charcoal (art by… me!  [[sorry to sorta plug myself, but it’s a bit easier than having to dig through pinterest/etc in search of the original artist like I’m having to do for a lot of these]])
  • Oil Pastels (Art by tumblr user push-the-envelope–if you like it, please try to reblog the original post to support the artist!)
  • Chalk Pastels (Art by tumblr user probablyabear–again, please check their blog and reblog their to support the original post if you like their work!)
  • Gouache (If you haven’t already heard of it, since I know personally it took me forever before I actually figured out what it was, it’s very similar to watercolor but the color is a little more opaque)
  • Etching


Here’s your chance to be part of the blog! We are looking for a members who are willing to post news, photos, edits and gifs of Dylan O’Brien. You must be able to post the news quickly as possible.


  • Name, Age and Url
  • Send us your image sources (optional but highly important)
  • Will you be able to post at least twice a week?
  • Are you quick to find information?
  • If you make edits/gifs please send us link

anonymous asked:

I will be the captain of a Gender Army and try to find people who repost your stuff and take them down

I’m certainly not advocating a witch hunt for reposters but there are a few ways you guys can help me out!

  1. don’t delete the caption when you reblog comics, I don’t care if it makes your blog theme look ugly
  2. if you see one of my comics on another website, comment on it/message the poster and let them know ‘X is the artist and you don’t have permission to post this, please remove it’
  3. in addition you can also message me/tag me in the post so I can file a report if necessary
  4. if you want to use one of my comics in a school project/article/blog post etc., please ask permission first! I’m happy for my work to be used for certain things but I still want you to ask first, it’s only polite
  5. if you want to share a comic to facebook/Twitter etc., instead of reposting the image you can post a link back to the original source here on Tumblr

this isn’t just for my benefit, if you recognise a piece of work on social media and it wasn’t made by the account posting it, speak up! art theft and reposting is a huge problem in the online art community (and HUGE in the LGBT+ online community) that actively damages content creators and we need to start fighting back