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“Congratulations Lucasfilm Animation and @skywalkersound on your @DaytimeEmmys nominations for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.”

THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY WELL DESERVED. 


The Freemaker Adventures isn’t just an excellent series from a satirical standpoint but also a story one as well.


Much like the Lego Movie and Lego Batman it finds the PERFECT balance of hilarious and heartwarming with some of the most subtle references that only the truest Star War fans will catch. 


It also contains a compelling story about the VERY FIRST LIGHTSABER. 


If you have not seen it or believe it is too childish…do yourself a favor and check it out.

When you are writing a story and refer to a character by a physical trait, occupation, age, or any other attribute, rather than that character’s name, you are bringing the reader’s attention to that particular attribute. That can be used quite effectively to help your reader to focus on key details with just a few words. However, if the fact that the character is “the blond,” “the magician,” “the older woman,” etc. is not relevant to that moment in the story, this will only distract the reader from the purpose of the scene. 

If your only reason for referring to a character this way is to avoid using his or her name or a pronoun too much, don’t do it. You’re fixing a problem that actually isn’t one. Just go ahead and use the name or pronoun again. It’ll be good.

ways to make peridot have a “dorky” side without damaging all previous characterization:
-camp pining hearts (which was, admittedly one thing the series actually managed to pull off imo)
-occasionally deliberately peppering in earth slang she’s learning in between her articulate speech patterns
-have her geek out over tech!! isn’t she supposed to be a technician with lots of prior experience with machinery? or is she only suddenly that when the plot requires it
-conducting meticulous earth experiments on various topics, such as which organisms can fly, which conditions are ideal for the phenomenon of rain, etc., and recording all this data in a giant book/log/something else which documents everything she has learned on earth for reference for her to peruse through at later times
-having an affinity for wearing “shirts,” and usually doing so when (she thinks) no one is looking
-spending hours on end making advanced, convoluted contraptions for simple actions solely for the purpose of showing off her metal powers
-just. building robots and contraptions in general and treating them like her children instead of making w/e the hell those morps are
-drawing out complex diagrams for “where she’s going to put the star”/making rough sketches of a “crystal gem” outfit
basically redemption arc peridot; any peridot after that is a cursed shrieking gremlin child

how to tell if you are fetishizing lgbt+ characters: a quick guide by tumblr user isakvaltrsens

chapter one: why am i a fan of this content?

  • only because i find it hot when the lgbt+ characters make out
  • only because i find it hot when the lgbt+ characters have sex
  • because i want to seem like i care about lgbt+ issues
  • if you answered yes then you are fetishizing lgbt+ characters!

chapter two: can i be part of the lgbt+ community and still fetishize other members of the community itself?

  • yes!!!
  • refer to chapter one if you have doubts!

chapter three: how can i check to make sure i’m not fetishizing this content?

  • make sure that you actually value the lgbt+ characters 
  • make sure you actually care about the plot
  • do not leave comments on the actors/writers social media about how you want the two lgbt+ characters to have sex/kiss/etc.

chapter four: can i still write fanfiction about these two characters?

  • yes!
  • literally, i love a smut fic just as much as the next person!
  • be sure your works don’t rely heavily on stereotypes!
  • refer to chapter one

WELP guess who just now found out that what theyre going through is an actual Thing™ and copy-pasted an ironically adhd unfriendly post about it off wikipedia. bolding is mine, just skim the bolded parts to see if this is something that you wanna read. 

Twice exceptional

The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators’ lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.

A 2e child usually refers to a child who, alongside being considered intellectually above average, is formally diagnosed with one or more disabilities. The disabilities are varied: dyslexia, visual or auditory processing disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, or any other disability interfering with the student’s ability to learn effectively in a traditional environment. The child might have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or diagnoses of anxiety or depression.

  • They might complete assignments but lose them or forget to turn them in.
  • To the parents and teachers observing this behavior, it may seem that the child just isn’t trying. 
  • In fact, many 2e children work as hard if not harder than others, but with less to show for their efforts. 
  • This struggle to accomplish tasks that appear easy for other students can leave 2e children frustrated, anxious, and depressed. It can rob them of their enthusiasm and energy for school and damage their self-esteem. 

glambertal  asked:

Im writing a character who is supposed to be an terrifyingly lethal fighter, so I'm wondering how it's possible to kill someone without a weapon (other than snapping a neck)

I’m tempted to be glib, and simply say that your character’s limbs and body are weapons, but let’s start by turning this one around.

First, snapping someone’s neck, the way you see in films, doesn’t work. You can annoy someone, and rack up an attempted murder charge, but it doesn’t actually work. That said, the list of things that can, in fact, kill someone is not short, ranging from blood chokes (where the attacker holds their opponent in a headlock which obstructs the carotid artery) to crushing the trachea, rupturing the kidney (though this one will take awhile), or any number of other attacks that will interrupt the victim’s ability to continue getting oxygen to their brain.

So, go back to that comment about your body being a weapon. It’s a concept that’s pretty easy to dismiss as pseudo-mysticism; doing that is a mistake. The important thing to take away from that phrase is the mindset. With enough creativity and dedication, just about anything can be a weapon. A character who’s willing to walk into a fight, grab their opponent by the skull and ram them face first onto a chunk of rebar is using weapons. They’re using their body and environment.

This is also where the idea of a character using a weapon being limited comes from. Again, it’s an idea that’s easy to dismiss as abstract philosophy, but it does reflect a kind of thinking that people, including writers, can trap themselves with. “I have a sword, therefore, I can…” as opposed to, “I have all these options to turn my enemies into meat pudding.”

I realize this isn’t, exactly, the catalogue of kill strikes you were hoping for. If you’re looking for more discussion on brutality and it’s psychological impact on combat, I would suggest you take a look at our The Only Unfair Fight tag.

-Starke

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Old Man Humor

What is it with older men and their lame ass attempts at humor?

Had one older guy whose change was $19.25 and he made that stupid “Good year!” joke. I didn’t even really acknowledge it. He was clearly much younger than 92 years old so he wasn’t even alive in ‘25. He then got all butthurt and was like “You’re supposed to tell me I don’t look that old. :(” lmao. Like, do you have any idea how many variations of this “joke” I hear? Like, it’s only funny/interesting if you actually were alive and old enough to remember the year. Like one time I had a customer whose change amount led her to comment on “the war”, referring to WWII. Now THAT is actually cool, to speak to someone about WWII who lived through it. And the older customers who make 60s/70s comments that hint at their giant hippie pothead history, that’s amusing. But you using the joke to fish for compliments on how young you look is so zzz.

Another instance of a lame attempt at humor: at my store we have to put paid for stickers on anything that’s too large to be bagged or that a customer opts to not have bagged. This older guy was buying a bunch of gallons of water and didn’t want them bagged, so I had to sticker all of them. He said something like “Do I have to be stickered, too?” (which is another “joke” I hear all the time, weirdly) so I sort of played along and took the opportunity to make a dig at him and was like “We only have to sticker items if they’re high value.” (which clearly wasn’t true because I’d just finished putting stickers on a bunch of cheap water) and he suddenly got all serious and was like “Oh, I’m only kidding around.” Like yes, thank you Robert. I totally didn’t pick up on that! Your lame joke was so subtle and carefully crafted that I didn’t realize you were just kidding! And my response to it had been 100% serious! Like I guess he hadn’t realized that I’d insinuated he wasn’t high value? lmao. Love it when someone tries to joke around with you and can’t tell when you joke back.

Old men think they’re so fucking funny when in reality they tend to be my least funny customers, lol. The demographic that’s the real hidden comedy gem is older women. Back in December I was chatting with my bagger and customer as I was ringing her up, talking about how I was feeling guilty because I couldn’t afford to get many people Christmas presents when I knew they’d all be getting me stuff. This older lady customer looked at me and, in a very heartfelt tone, was like “Christmas isn’t about giving…” I thought she was going to go on to say “and receiving” and about how Christmas is really about coming together and spending time with friends and family etc. etc. and that the presents don’t matter but then she finished with “… it’s about RECEIVING!”, and she straight up cackled and it was the funniest shit ever. Had me and my bagger belly laughing. Now THAT was a well crafted joke. Spontaneous, perfectly timed. Not those tired old jokes all these old men go around repeating to every cashier they encounter. UP YOUR GAME, OLD MEN.

i think the most egregious example of the manic pixie dream girl trope was this play i but I just remembered seeing it, several years ago… 

it was about this sad-sack guy driving across the country to try and reunite his old band for one last show

he’s accompanied by this girl who he was in the band with, back in the day… and he was in love with her then, and she’s cool & smart & funny & talks only to him for the entire play, even when the rest of the band joins him on the drive

& at the end of the play it turns out that she was a ghost the whole time, nobody else in the play could see or hear her, & the ‘last show’ he kept referring to is actually going to be her funeral wake bcs she died..

That her ghost had accompanied them on this trip bcs he was grieving & she wanted to help him let go of her…

which, you know, was a surprise & it was really emotional & legit the play was pretty good

But I just started thinking about it randomly…

And I keep being struck by the fact that the play only works if the entire audience is so used to the idea that a female character would literally only speak to the main male character for the entire length of a narrative.

Would only converse with him, interact with him, even when there were other people around.

That even as he talked about what he was doing next, she never discussed their future goals. She never touched any props or anyone other than him. 

That nothing she did or said would genuinely have anything to do with herself as a person, except in the context of how he felt about her. 

The entire play hinges on the audience not expecting anything hinky about a female character who acts like that,

& most of the audience bought it, hook, line, and sinker.

even I did. there was genuine feeling of surprise in the room

and I just…

A woman can literally be an incorporeal ghost & as long as she is emotionally supportive of a man we see her as a fully realistically person

if that isn’t a sad indictment of how female characters get treated idk what is, honestly

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I actually made a small post a few weeks ago when I found this particular picture on Sarah’s pintrest.
Keep in mind this is just a theory.

Gist of it is Elide Crochans bloodline. We know she has witch blood. Now at the time we only knew of Manon’s Ironteeth Blood. So my proposal is that the witch blood in Elide’s veins is actually Crochan, and an oracle. I also think that the Crochans are actually hidding in the Southern Continent. (Chaol!!!) Now for the evidence!

The name Lochan mean in Sanskrit The Eye.

The Crochans have been in hidding as Healers and Wise Women .

Annieth Goddess of Wise Things.

Wise.

“The term “wise woman” usually refers to a folk healer or midwife, often in the context of pre-modern European peasantry.

A wise woman can be a type of witch
One of the cunning folk” CUNNING FOLK

Cunning Folk (Wikipedia again) Cunning folk, also known as folk healers or (more rarely) as white witches, are practitioners of folk medicine, folk magic, and divination within the context of the various traditions of folklore in Christian Europe (from at least the 15th up until at least the early 20th century).

Now the part that intrested me in that was Divination.
Divination (from Latin divinare “to foresee, to be inspired by a god”,[2] related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual.

Or an Oracle. (Wikipedia again) In classical antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination

WISE is the keyword there.

See how it becomes full circle?

*Elide pretended to be an Oracle in EOS and part of her costume was RED ROBES. EOS374 We also know from EOS that Rhiannon was Brannon’s oracle and she wore a crown of stars. Matron Blackbeek owns that crown now..

*Elide is constantly decsribed as cunning.

*Lorcan often says the “cunning witch in EOS”
P389

*Uncle Vernon didnt trust healers to fix Elides leg.
Why is that? I argue because they could have been a Crochan and would realize Elide as one of their own, and that would upset Vernon’s plans.

We also know that Cal and Marion were very protective of Elide and sheltered her. But wanted to seen her to Magic school also. (HOF)

* QOS p211 Marion and Call visted the Southern Continent.
* HOF Manon is hunting the Crochan in Fenharow, where Yrene is from. Yrene goes to the Southern Continent to learn to be a healer.
*P70 HOF Manon killed her first Crochan in the mountains 100 years prior. Marion is a bastard born in the mountains of Roseamel (Possibly Marions grandmother or great grandmother )

Now in EOS Elide’s says that the Wyrdkey speaks to her it whispers EOS12-14.
Also she can sense Lorcan and danger.

Elides scent is another that is constantly thrown in our face. Cinnamon and elderberries.
Here what google has to say about each:

*Cinnamon can increase concentration and helps with focus, especially if practicing divination.

*Elderberry is a potently magical fruit that has been used for healing and blessings, but it also finds itself used for curses, summoning ghosts and evil spirits and banishing as well.

Maeve herself offers up a clue in EOS p645

“Lady Elide Lochan, daughter of Cal and Marion Lochan. No wonder the witch itches to retrieve you, if her bloodline runs in your veins”

Which bloodline is that?

And now on to those images. They are from SJM pintrest , and really what got me to look into this whole thing. If you add up everything in my opinion the evidence is strong that Elide is a Crochan witch not an Ironteeth.

Also would like to note that @propshophannah has a post about Elide’s scent and another about her part to play. I didnt link it because I’m on mobile and cant find it. Im not sure if anyone eles does.

unblazing  asked:

i rr like ur art and i was wonderin how you pick out your color schemes when you draw? like do u just kind of yolo it or do u have like a thing u do lol

thank u !!! actually i already tried to explain one way i pick colors here , tho thats pretty old and only refers to analogous color schemes so… im gonna try to update it a lil bit! (btw everything ill say from this point on is just based on my own experience, im no art student and im sry if anything i explain makes no sense….!! ANYWAY moving on)

1) probably the thing i use the most are analogous color schemes bc theyre easy to do and look very calm and harmonous:

the two colors i show on the color pick thing are the ones farthest to the left and right, every other color is somewhere between them! bc of this the drawing looks calm and natural. most of the different colors u can see are created by playing around with the saturation!

2a) something i only recently started using frequently is the analogous color scheme with a highlight:

the most part of the drawing is done in analogous colors, but i added a highlight to kinda of… “break open” the closed off feeling that analogous schemes usually have! for that highlight i tend to use a higher saturated color on the other side of the color wheel, or at least one that doesnt “match” the other colors.

2b) most of the time i do the highlight not like this tho, but in the lineart:

thats a lot more subtle !

3) and sometimes i just do…..whatever lmao

Sometimes I forget that Simon was referred to as a prankster in DD and he probably played a bunch of fun tricks on his fellow inmates while in prison that only he found hilarious and actually caused a lot of trouble and now I’m imagining him just…not adjusting to life in the prosecutor’s office and he just continues to play pranks on all of his coworkers relentlessly and one day Edgeworth is met with a soaked and angry Klavier and a crying Sebastian complaining about how he needs to get Blackquill under control. 

literally almost every anti-ks/’discourser’ blog is just

one brave soul hears word of a webcomic called killing stalking that’s only been referred to as ‘bad’. so they venture off to read it. they cant make it pass the first chapter as they were offended by woo calling bum a faggot (sorry i meant f*ggt) or something. they return to tumblr dot com with tears in their eyes and a horrendous tale to tell. ‘its bad’ they proclaim. hushed murmurs begin to fill the room as the crowd wonders of the horrors that have been seen. all of their followers whisper and nod in agreement to one another. despite never actually reading it,, they were too afraid too,, they could all simply come to one final conclusion. 'its bad’ their followers repeat in a chorus. koogi is then crucified and burned on a stake. 

your faves are problematic: the vancouver crew edition

ryang

  • regularly beatboxes ‘drop it like it’s hot’ by snoop dogg in its entirety even though he would be perfectly capable at doing other songs
  • got a job at the local ice cream shop just to be able to ‘sample’ every single flavor every single day but somehow hasn’t gained any weight
  • still counts on his fingers for simple everyday math problems
  • owns more pairs of shoes than most people do t-shirts and has an entire cubby shelf storage system in his closet for them
  • is naturally talented at cooking but is usually too lazy to actually make the effort and mostly depends on top ramen and dried fruit from trader joe’s for his nutrition

lee-squared

  • has eaten a whole pizza by himself on more than one occasion, and not just cheese, either - he prefers either loaded supreme or meat-lovers
  • kills every plant he has ever attempted to own, including several different species of succulents and cacti
  • quotes and references outdated memes that only he remembers
  • couldn’t decide which teenage mutant ninja turtle to name his pet tortoise after so he combined them all and named it leoraphdonangelo (which cheng2 thinks sounds like a species of dinosaur)
  • won the spelling bee five years in a row in middle school and has impeccable grammar yet types his text messages and blog posts like a shitty dumb frat boy on tindr looking for a hookup

sicksteve

  • inherited a huge collection of vinyl records from his older brother and owns a record player but primarily listens to spotify through his awful laptop speakers
  • buys his hard-to-find specialized hair products online even though the shipping costs are ridiculous
  • refuses to get snapchat because it’s ‘stupid and pointless’ but often sabotages cheng2′s dog filter and flower crown selfies
  • has perfect eyesight but wears glasses anyway purely for the aesthetic
  • took up guitar in seventh grade and is a natural, learned classical and jazz techniques but insists on playing mainly post-punk acoustic jams (with whiny vocals happily provided by lee-squared)

koh

  • only ever joined the aglionby soccer team because he thought the goalie was cute (and just happened to actually be pretty okay at soccer)
  • still wears heelie sneakers out in public
  • is afraid of piranhas to the point of having nightmares about them even though he has never been in any waters where they are naturally found
  • exclusively drinks super fruity cocktails (mainly tequila sunrises and malibu bay breezes) even though they give him terrible hangovers; often vows to ‘never drink again’ but never holds to it
  • plans and budgets entire trips to europe and asia almost monthly but closes every tab without actually buying any tickets or booking hotels because he hates flying and is waiting for teleportation to be invented

henry broadway/cheng2

  • prefers eggo waffles over ryang’s homemade belgian waffles and eats them straight out of the box (still frozen). also does this with frozen blueberries and then complains when he gets brain freeze
  • regularly gets too stoned to do his homework and has to copy off of henry cheng’s in the mornings before class
  • has read the whole harry potter book series seven times and has watched all of the films even more than that and still cries every time dumbledore dies
  • names 99.9% of his possessions even though he usually forgets what he names them and then has to rename them
  • has spent a shocking amount of time on his playstation4 building an incredibly accurate minecraft replica of the litchfield house

rutherford

  • is very academically gifted but puts in minimal effort whenever he can and often scrolls through reddit instead of paying attention in class
  • joined the aglionby lacrosse team on a dare from ryang even though he’d never played lacrosse in his entire life (he was terrible)
  • learned american sign language with his younger brother just so the two of them could complain about their parents’ strict rules without their parents knowing
  • has seen every true crime documentary on netflix at least once
  • can’t tolerate spicy food at all. at ALL. he thinks uncooked and unseasoned green bell peppers are spicy
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Here are a bunch of those outfit requests I finished for my OC! I’ve actually been working on these from January 23-29, I only just now decided to post them all. I thought I was going to do the remaining ones but I think I’m just done with this thing. Plus today’s her birthday (February 12) so I thought it would be a good day to post this set. I guess I’ll use this for RP references?

I recently remade my blog so if you haven’t re-followed me yet, please do so! My old blog had 8.7k followers so I’m hoping to get that back eventually.

[Commission info] [Art usage/repost rules]

breadwolfbakeyoutoo  asked:

Hi hello hi how're you. I can't be the only one who thinks you're the master of drawing paws, especially when it comes to paws doing things paws aren't supposed to be doing (referring to that one page of Wurr where Soo was tying knots). I was wondering if you'd maybe consider making like a... uhh... sketch tutorial for us less talented, kinda like showing us the process of drawing paws in different activity and poses? I'm sorry in advance if this is too time consuming. Thank you anyway.

Hi!

I… actually don’t know how to answer this. I’ve been drawing for over two decades, and at some point paws became so familiar to me, that I don’t really need to think about them that much. Like how you know how to ride a bike, but trying to explain the motions to someone who’s never done it themself?

But basically know how hands and dog paws work and then mush their anatomies together. How my paws work is that they’re human hands pretending to look like dog paws (=shorter fingers and hugely exaggerated finger pads), and thumb being in a funny angle (because the ACTUAL dog thumbs are useless).


(Also kind of ironic that you gave the Soo’s knot tying as an example, because I had actually no idea how to make that work, so I had my brainstorm buddy tie a knot in front of me, so I could draw her hands instead of from my own brain. So basically it’s a live referenced pair of human hands, but without pinky fingers and drawn just shorter and fatter.)

Just a lil post to say one thing: A lot of people have been referring to the younger Hanzo AU as “your AU” when messaging me and while I love this AU to bits -and y’all can see the fruits of that lol- it’s actually not my idea!

The amazing @qyoo​ came up with this AU in their shimadacest week piece and also made this other delicious piece with younger Hanzo, I’ve only been given permission by Qyoo to play with the concept! \ (•▽•) /

Just saying this because Qyoo makes such good art and y’all should def go shower them with some well deserved love!

(They also created another super cool AU that has spawned an amazing fic and I’m consistently amazed by the great content created by people in this tiny corner on the fandom, you glorious beasts you ლ(´ڡ`ლ) )

Antis after that 'She's with me' scene be like:
  • Antis: Omg kara isn't a trophy, get away from her you Mon-Ew, I'm with Mr. what's his name
  • Karamels: Well Mr.Mx-whatever did kind of break into Kara's apartment and then decided he would marry Kara without Kara's consent and Mon-El stepped in. He only said what was true, that they are together and he should back off. I'm sure if some random guy came up to your SO and then asked them to marry him you'd be inclined to punch him as well.
  • Antis: Nope, Lena would never do this she respects Kara. She would never call her hers because you know couples NEVER use possessive pronouns when referring to one another
  • Also Antis: God I hope Lena crashes Mon-El and his disgusting blue underwear for touching her girl.
  • Also Antis: (this is an actual post, just go into the Maxwell Lord tag): I hope Maxwell Lord comes back so Maggie can destroy him for that one time he went out with her girl.
  • Karamels: *Stare into the camera like in the office*
Flat lay graphic tutorial

I’m going to teach you how to make this, which is a slightly altered version of a panel from my most recent graphic:

So I started making these graphics a while ago, and although a few people have asked me how I make them, I’ve only ever given really simple instructions so this is going to be a more detailed walk-through on how I make these graphics. Basically, I’m obsessed with them, I’ve made several variations (x, x, x, x) so there isn’t just one way or a correct way to make them. 

Keep reading

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If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you…
You still make me nervous when you walk in the room
Them butterflies they come alive when I’m next to you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you…

I don’t really have a reason for this other than I wanted to and that’s enough reason. Here’s the Masquerade Ball AU no one asked for, :3 The lyrics are from This Town which is honestly a fantastic song… This is also my first attempt at lineless art whICH IS A PAIN.  

(P.S. I will never stop with the avatar references)