the last one is still my favorite

I can’t remember if I shared this here or not but last year I got to go see one of my favorite bands with one of my very best friends. We sang and danced and hung out with the band and it’s still one of the best nights of my life. I’m going to Denver again this year and I’ve already got a feeling that it’s going to be another trip of a lifetime. It’s the people in your life that make it amazing folks. ❤️

My top ten favorite women characters

I still have a lot of fictional characters to meet but so far this is my top ten list.

Reblog and share your top ten with me :)

One per fictional universe:

1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
2. Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
3. Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
4. Éowyn (Lord of the Rings)
5. Bishamonten (Noragami)
6. Ripley (Alien)
7. Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
8. Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
9. Historia Reiss (Attack on titan)
10. Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Stargate: Atlantis)

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Tag 10 people you want to know better

Tagged by @sleapygazelle thank you!! :’D

Name: Charlie

Nickname: the best one is “Cholderton.” my friend’s autocorrect is wild

Favorite color: cobalt blue atm…. i used to have iconic™ signature headphones in this color but they broke and the company stopped making them i still cry every day

Last song I listened to: Godfather Waltz ahahaa

Favorite T.V. show: ahhhh this is such a hard one. my go-to answer is Dollhouse, which has been close to my heart since the age of 12. meaning it’s probably ultra Problématique by my current standards but.. idc

First Fandom: hmm i guess that depends on how u define fandom but probably d.gray-man!

Books currently reading: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (it’s gay). Also lowkey rereading the warriors series for the first time in so many years…….lesli u have been right about me a ll along……… YIFFS SADLY

Worst thing eaten: wow i tend to only remember really good food (in extreme detail). but the weirdest thing i’ve eaten is probably chicken feet. tbh it was mostly just underwhelming

Favorite place: i like standing near train tracks at sunset i know this is really pretentious shut up

Bonus: i’ve been saving money for two years and this summer i’m going to tokyo for a year to do a language course and i still can’t believe it and it’s gonna be amazing

Tagging: @daretoweeb @wittyy-name @majinneda @everything-shall-be-blue @canicallyoumaddie-blog @ketchuppackets @trickytrickster27 @konekat @nostalme and ofc @kattkvitter my only ho 

no pressure at all u guys!! i know not everyone thinks these are fun. 

((( i’ve tried to tag some pals and some people that i see in my notifs a lot sdljgdsg lmk if this makes u uncomfortable,, but i appreciate ur presence on my dumb blog <3 if u feel like i should have noticed u by now but didnt then it’s ALL MY FAULT HIT ME THE fUCK UP and lets be pals omfg i will probably love u )))

Moon Lovers:SHR fanfiction recs (for people who can’t get over it)

When one has not gotten over a fandom, one searches for fanfiction. That’s the case with Moon Lovers, which I have had trouble letting go of since its very frustrating ending last year. My huge thanks to the works on archiveofourown.org who have kept the fire going (and given us hope for our beloved So x Soo who weren’t granted their “happily ever after”/21st century EB in the drama.) The ones below are my favorites. Most of them are still works in progress, so if, like me, you’re still in/are new to the SHR pit (welcome!), please check them out and give the authors some love.

Fate’s Shadow - Goryeo retelling from Episode 6. 

Decisions - Goryeo retelling from Episode 12. 

Brace Yourself From Here on Out I Won’t Ever Let You Go - Goryeo retelling also from Episode 6.

The World They Create Together - Goryeo retelling. 

Journey to Silla - Goryeo retelling.

After the Moon has Faded - Goryeo era, what happens to So after Soo dies. Very sad.  

Escape from the Palace Book 1 - Goryeo retelling. I’m not sure if this is finished, but it did end with a bang. (No pun intended.) ^.^

Escape from the Palace Book 2 - Modern times epilogue of book 1. 

Don’t Ever Let Me Go Again - Modern times epilogue. Just ended, but there will be a part 2 so yey! :D Also, this story has one of my favorite takes on Yo. 

Epilogue: I Will Find You - Modern times epilogue. Also has a really cool Yo. (I love when Yo is being redeemed in fanfiction. I think he had the potential to be a good brother if not for their mother. Nature vs. nurture after all.)

Old Souls - Modern times epilogue. Love the angst in this one. 

All the works by LilyMaxwell, also here on tumblr as Chapitre7 - They’re one-shots so they’re easy reads and each work is a unique take on the characters and beautifully-written. 

I didn’t want to place summaries just in case I say “too much” and end up spoiling the stories. Here’s the link to archiveofourown that goes straight to the Moon Lovers tag if you want to explore some more. 

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get to know me: [2/5] favorite movies → pride and prejudice (2005)

“You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on”

Fishing: digital painting walkthrough

So I got a question on anon asking me about my drawing coloring process, and unfortunately I accidentally deleted it, because I have clumsy fingers on mobile.

Thank you so much for your interest, I’m really honored! I will try and give a brief overview of my drawing process, and hope this is helpful or useful to you! I just started experimenting with Photoshop last summer around July, so I’m definitely not the most experienced, I’m still learning a lot!

I’m going to be using this drawing of Lapis, because it’s one of my favorite pieces and it is more detailed than my average drawing: 

This drawing was inspired by the episode “Alone At Sea”, where I wanted to illustrate this concept: 

This was my main reference, but I also throughout, used a lot of google images of water and colorful fish. 

Sketch: My canvas size was 3000 px wide and 2000 px high. I tend to sketch with the standard brushes and I actually have like 2 layers of sketches (one for basic shapes/sizes of things, then one for rough details and things). 

Lineart + base coloring: I add lineart, usually px size 6-8, with the pencil brush. I then add base colors, using the default solid brush. Usually they are the generic color I’m going for. I try not to get too stressed about the base colors because I usually cover most of them up.

Primary highlights/light sources: It gets more interesting once you establish primary light sources, so where the main light source is coming from, as well as reflections of things. I use a larger brush and add these on new layers, set to either overlay or screen or pin light. So I wanted light to be shining through the water, making the color reflect on Lapis, which is how it works with real light. 

Detail/color: I think this is the most fun part, where you choose colors to paint over. I think I painted this the way I normally use watercolor, which is combining a lot of complimentary and contrasting colors with varying amounts of saturation. It’s more complicated to explain that, but it’s a lot of eyeballing. For example, referring to the reddish colors, I tried spreading them around the drawing instead of having them just in one place. The reddish fish reflects around the water bubble, and the light is reflected on Lapis’s clothing as well. 

Highlights: This makes your drawing really stand out - often at this stage, many layers are on ‘luminosity’, ‘screen’ or ‘overlay’. I also do this with the lineart layer as well, so there are not just harsh black lines, which can be distracting. There are also secondary light sources, such as at the back of Lapis’s head, because I felt like there was still not enough red-orange in the drawing. 

Small white lines also make a big difference (such as those on the bubble, and on the edges of her jacket/in her hair). 

I later went and adjusted the color balance a bit, as well as increased the contrast so some more areas would appear darker and it was a bit less green in color. 


That is kind of the overview! I hope this was helpful at all, or at least interesting! If you have any more questions I would be happy to answer, I enjoy rambling. Sorry if this was a bit long!

Thank you so much for taking an interest!

[Wadanohara and the great blue sea - TRUE ENDING ]

Good ol’ days of amazing games.. 

calming sleepy playlist

for everyone who is unsettled to help them get some good rest tonight here are some songs I love and are all on spotify to help you get through tonight. I love you & stay safe. (p.s I tried to keep them soft & calming but not sad. also I’m puttng a lil ^ mark if it’s one of my favorite songs) 

  • Machine - Scott Helman 
  • Porcelain Skin - Captain Dipper & The Strawberry Girl
  •  All Is Well - Austin Bashman 
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart 
  • Be Still - Canyon City 
  • First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes 
  • Elysium - Bear’s Den 
  • Above The Clouds Of Pompeii - Bear’s Den 
  • Can I Stay - Ray LaMontagne 
  • Cherry Wine - Hozier 
  • Home - Gabrielle Aplin 
  • Flume - Bon Iver 
  • River and Spout - Rusty Clanton 
  • From Gold - Novo Amor 
  • The Safety Dance - Sleeping At Last 
  • Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine 
  • Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine 
  • Northern Wind - City and Colour 
  • The Moon Song - Karen O 
  • When I Go - Slow Club 
  • Leaves In The River - Sea Wolf 
  • Angela - The Lumineers 
  • Charlie Boy - The Lumineers
  • Collide - Howie Day 
  • Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson 
"Across the Universe" thoughts: Keith and Shiro

Ok, so season one starts with more Keith and Shiro buildup…

This whole season I think just proves further that Shiro is meant to be Keith’s weak spot, and that at some point in the future Keith will face a very difficult decision similar to what Akira goes through in the end of Golion.

I thought we were gonna get their background story this season, but apparently not? For some reason we still dunno what this is all about:

Guess they’re saving the best for last..  

Now, my absolute favorite thing about this episode is how different Shiro is..

In season one we’ve seen alot of how Keith acts different with Shiro, and now we see Shiro is very different with Keith aswell. 

He dun have his leader mask on, and he’s not trying to be his all motivational, inspiring, optimistic self, he’s just Shiro. (Which says alot about how he sees Keith I think.)

And it’s hilarious cause real Shiro is apparently just

And I love his dark sense of humor so much!!!  I need more of this Shiro ASAP!

Also he seems so tired of everything, it’s almost like he’s trying to push the leadership role on Keith?

In this episode and in episode 8 aswell. 

And apparently he’s also still incredibly oblivious about Keith’s feelings for him. Cuz It’s obvious Keith doesn’t find his death jokes as funny as he does haha

Like Shiro is all “haha Keith what if I DIE?” And Keith is just “Can you please shut up??? PLEASE” 

Actually that “If I don’t make it out of here” seemed a bit out of place? I dunno, it felt like it was something weird for Shiro to say, specially since now they are together and safe and know their friends are looking for them..

He’s not trying to soothe Keith and tell him everything will be alright and not to worry about him, like you would expect Shiro to do in this situation.

Like he goes from this at the beginning of the episode:

To this by the end of it:

And pretty fast too!

And it’s so weird to me haha, cause we’re so not used to seeing Shiro like that. 

And I LOVE it that he lets Keith take the more ummm.. nurturing role? I… I honestly did not expect to see that from Shiro just yet. Cause I felt like Shiro does see Keith as kind of a younger brother or someone that he needs to always be strong for or be an example for… But this episode I think showed that they are waaaay more equals than I previously thought. (That was a nice surprise.)

Shiro is very openly weak with Keith, and that says ALOT. 

Cause Shiro is not someone who shows weakness easily. Actually this would be the only time we’ve seen him like this. Like he does it through joking around still, but he’s not trying to be the strong responsible person he usually thinks he needs to be. He just really trusts Keith to be that person.

(I can even say It’s almost as if he likes being saved by Keith haha. Like I know he’s injured and all, but in that cave before those monsters start diggin, Shiro’s all “oh no Keith, we’re both gonna die, this is the end *cough cough* come save me, hurry” like wth Shiro?? Where did all your optimism and spirit go suddenly?? It’s like he’s making Keith worry on purpose haha..)

Also, he doesn’t say that “I want you to lead Voltron if something happens to me” thing just once, he says that (very unwelcome line) again in episode 8. Doesn’t he get how much it bothers and scares Keith hearing him saying something like this? He’s either really oblivious or there’s something more to that.

I do wonder if this is just him joking around back there or maybe something is really going on inside him and he’s very sick of everything? I dunno, he did not have a breaking point this season (that I’m really waiting for), and actually he seems to be way better at the being a leader part than last season… So I dunno..

Maybe he’s just trying to get a reaction out of Keith haha

Cuz I mean that smile he gives him after Keith says “Stop talking like that, you’re gonna make it.” 

Like that whole shot, the music, the lighting, the expression, it just screams romance to me. ( Or I dunno, maybe it was just supposed to be an “I’m so proud of you” smile but cuz Shiro is so handsome and sexy he makes it look romantic haha, in that case: voltron animation team get ur shit together! how can I think of that face as a “loving brotherly look”?? chill on the sex appeal a bit, jeez..)

And how on Earth do you go from  

“It takes more than a glowing alien wound and a fall from the upper atmosphere crashing into a surface at what I’m guessing is 25 m/s 2 to get rid of me”  (although I have to say he did sound kinda mildly upset about still being alive than trying to seem unstoppable haha)

to

“I’m gonna die, Keith! Lead Voltron.”

They’re not even in that much danger anymore! Seriously Shiro, Is your wound really that bad now or do you just want to see some love from Keith? Suck it up a bit man, you dunno what the thought of losing you does to that kid.. (Also the thought of being in charge of all those Voltron clowns I guess haha)

Maybe he’s just trying to compliment Keith and tell him how highly he thinks of him but like IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE

Familiar Melodies (Calum Hood Imagine)

calum posts videos and i cry and this is what happens. hope you enjoy xx

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Calum sat across the room, his hands gliding over the black and white keys in perfect time. It always amazed me how fast of a learner he was - especially when it came to anything music related. Suddenly he hit the wrong key and I winced at the harsh sound. 

“Fuck,” He muttered before starting to play again. I smiled and shook my head before my vision returned to the book I was curled up on the couch reading. This time the notes flowed flawlessly and I sighed contently before closing the book. 

With my favorite fuzzy blanket still wrapped around me, I stood up. My feet padded across the cold hardwoods until I gently sat down on the edge of the piano bench next to him. He was playing “Outer Space” and it was one of my favorite songs off of their last album. I hummed along to the familiar melody as I laid my head on his shoulder. The last chorus came along and I started to sing softly, 

“Guess I was running, from something, I was running back to you,” I felt Calum tense under me at the sound of my voice. I rarely sang in front of him. 

“Lost here in London,” His voice, raspy with exhaustion, joined me in harmony to the notes emerging from my chest, “With nothing; I’m still running back to you.” I looked up at him as he kept playing. He glanced down at me, his eyes twinkling, and motioned for me to continue singing. “If you could love me again, I could let go of everything.“ His hands came to a halt and his face scrunched in frustration, 

 "Dammit. I don’t remember the rest of it.” I smiled softly, 

 "’S okay babe, you’ve already learned so much.“ His arms suddenly snaked around my waist and he pulled me so I was practically in his lap. Looping my arms around his neck, I pulled him closer and his head nuzzled into my neck. 

"You should sing more,” He mused, his warm breath tickling my skin. Goosebumps spread across my shoulder. My hands played with the curls on the back of his head. 

“It’s not really my thing,” I murmured. 

“It could be,” He whispered, removing his head from my neck. I met his lips in a quick kiss before curling up in his lap and resting my head on his chest. “I don’t think I can practice like this,” He teased. I pressed my lips against the base of his neck, 

“You’re not s'posse to, babe.” His mouth formed a small smirk, 

“’S that so?” I hummed in response, my eyes fluttering shut as I gripped his white t-shirt. His fingertips slid under the material on my waist and traced circles on my hip. I yawned and stretched my arms, 

“I should probably get going.” I thought out loud, “’S getting late and Ashton will probably be back soon.” His arms tightened around me, 

“Stay?” He murmured, one hand reaching to tuck a piece of hair behind my ear, “You’re tired. I just got back and I don’t want to be without you again.” I hesitated as I glanced up at him. 

“I don’t want to get in yours or Ashton’s way.” He squeezed my hip, 

“Ash won’t care, baby. It’s not like it’s the first time you’ve spent the night." 

"Okay,” I sighed, feeling defeated and more tired than before. 

“You sound so happy about being able to cuddle with your sexy boyfriend who has been touring for six months,” Calum smirked. I opened my mouth to respond when he scooped me into his arms, standing up, 

“Calummm,” I whined, “I can walk myself." He chuckled, kicking the door to his dark bedroom open with his foot before placing me on the bed. He threw his baseball cap across the room, yanked off his shirt, and dropped onto the bed to pull me back into his arms. 

"Comfy?” He murmured. I glanced down at my oversized t-shirt and leggings before nodding. He pulled the covers over us and I snuggled into his side, his arms snaking around my waist. Soft lips pressed against my head, “I love you.” I kissed his collar bone, 

“Love you back.”

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This is probably some of the last winter light we’ll see this year. And here it is on my spread for next week. If you can’t read the quote at the bottom, it’s

It always seems impossible until it’s done.
- Nelson Mandela

which is one of my favorite quotes ever. It’s so *true*. Anyway, still tweaking the über minimalist style.

Dungeons and Dragons variant cover for IDW/ Nerd Block, 2016

I still haven’t been able to find a copy of this one in the wild. Or even the colored scan. The gnomes still bother me. Kit Buss always drew them more like halflings. But for the book cover I was asked to keep them on model. And I had to axe Grog’s beard.

 My style was so different early last year. But I think each of them has a piece of the voice actor behind them. Especially Keyleth. I think she’s my favorite here. 


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