the poster is just beautiful

idk man the thing that sucks about not being really pretty is that no matter what you tell yourself and what your friends might say, you sort of always know that you’re just not. and i’m not talking about being stubborn and fishing for compliments, it’s just knowing that you’re not conventionally attractive, that people on the street won’t double-take when you pass by them, that people won’t be flustered trying to talk to you. and i know looks aren’t everything but damn it sure feels like it when you aren’t absolutely gorgeous

Sense8 Season 2 Poster Analysis:

First, I’m going to do a technical summary about the new season 2 poster, listing important details for you to understand, “the psychological analysis”.

Clarification: I am a qualified graphics designer.

The poster has a lot of details that are very important, and there are themes that are present throughout the design: For instance: There is a variation between gradients and lights - The objective: complexity vs minimalist.

Sense8’s Poster has a degraded background which is blue-white-grey and it also has warm and cold lighting. This lighting stands out in specific points, creating luminance & contrast.

Rule of Thirds: The poster is divided exactly in this way:

Here we can see six imaginary lines. These lines show us important details at the crossing points. Our brain sees the poster from left to right and from top to bottom.

First point (left up): Will’s face.

Second point (right down): Capheus’s body.

Third point (left up): Kala’s body.

Fourth point (right down): Building - This point doesn’t seem to matter

Instead, the lines make us to read the poster this way:

Vertical left line: Sun - Will - Titles

Vertical right line: Kalagang - Cities

Horizontal up line: Will (again) - Lito

Horizontal down line: Riley

Also, like I said, we read the poster from left-up to right-down. Like this:

It redirects our mind with the different directions of the character’s faces.

Sun looks towards the opposite side of our view: from right to left. Some asiatic countries read this way.

Wolfgang + Kala: Their direction is the opposite as Sun’s, and they are the only ones who are shown together in the same shot. This could be telling us that they will be going down the same road, like a journey together.

Will + Lito: Both of them are looking towards the front. This could be telling us that they are going to advance a lot when it comes to their individual plots & story lines.

Capheus: He is looking in the same direction as Sun, towards the left. Sincerely, I don’t like this because it looks as though he turns his back on Riley and Nomi. Capheus faces the opposite side, but not like Sun. You can tell that she is looking towards the front, but he is looking down, and he looks worried. I DON’T LIKE THIS.

But if I don’t like Capheus’ position, I hate Nomi’s. It is horrible. First, she doesn’t even fall on an important line. She is looking far right and it seems she is a bit isolated from the rest.

Psychological Sensory (Three blocks):

Orange: Serious and decisive looks towards a certain point represent a goal.

Purple: Lost and serious looks, with an open mouth - something to say perhaps?

Green: You can calm down. Relax - happiness.

Lastly, love in the Cluster:

Pink: They are distant. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or not (they always try to fool us or throw us off). I have the sensation that this is for a particular reason though. Maybe Riley and Will will be separated in a physical way this season. Also, I would like to put an emphasis on Will. He appears bigger, while Riley has more of her body in the poster. All of this equilibrates the couple.

Blue: Togetherness. The opposite to Blueski, who is an important part of the poster. Both are in different places and this separates them. But Kala+Wolfgang are together. Are they trying to telling us that Kalagang is going to be physically together this season? I want to believe that this is true, and my instincts tell me I am right - I’m crazy, sorry.

Other objects in the poster:

The buildings from each country tell us that they are united as a cluster, and that they are all connected through the same line.

“Sobreviviendo. Juntos” or “Survive. Together” is the definition of the season - The trailer says the same kind of message.

In big letters we have “SENSE8”, although it is in the corner of the poster, which grabs less attention - for me, this is an error - It would have been preferable in the upper corner. Until now I haven’t read the date - May 5th - because it is so small. This is a problem.

Lighting: This caught my attention. The poster has a warm stroke across it. Kalagang and Lito+Nomi are highlighted. This light is a way to create unity and bring attention to certain points.


It’s a very different poster if we compare it to the poster from season 1 - The 8 unrecognizable faces - But in this case, they show us the 8 sensates with a different attitude, unity… For me, the characters that are less prominent in the poster are Nomi and Capheus. Lito is in the center and he look like a boss - I like it - But the main point of the poster is Will, he is graphically tagged. Although our hearts say “Oh Kalagang, OMG!”, our brain says: “Why do you look so serious Will?”. There are a lot of conflicting moods coming from all 8 of them. Sun is a big point too - Look at her size - And all of this is in the trailer as well; Will and Sun are the point of attention while Kalagang is shown very little and the others are just there somehow.

For me the poster is beautiful, it’s beautifully composed - there are always some mistakes, especially through the eyes of another (it’s all perspective) - I think that they don’t tell us so much, but at the same time they tell us many things - just like the trailer. They gave us a basic idea of season without leaving us with much more than the obvious.

Thank u @ww-n-double-d for making my English better, you are gold!

I hope you enjoy the analysis and I hope to hear your opinions about it!


I’m rarely ever patient with backgrounds and shading, but I couldn’t help myself with this one! Thank you so much @thecottonproject for creating such a beautiful and fun lineart for the @pjocoloringbookproject! There was so much included, but not so much that it was overwhelming to color in! It was the perfect amount! It was so much fun adding all the little details! You did a lovely job and I’ve always loved how you drew these characters! Thank you so much!!!

evenerikkealene  asked:

mikki!!!! i hate my mood today. could you please write about what even and isak are doing today? :') i need this!! <3

Ahhhhh anything for you my love 💜

Isak wakes up to a big fluffy pillow hitting him in the face. He sits up and squints his eyes as he adjusts to the morning light. Finally Even’s cheeky smile appears in front of him and Isak smiles back. “I was sleeping!” 

Even answers by throwing himself on the bed and kissing isaks neck “wakey wakey eggs and bakey.” 

Isak laughs “you’re already cooking us breakfast in our new place?” 

Even raises his eyebrows “but of course! That was the deal. I make you breakfast everyday and you let me be in charge of decorating the apartment!” 

Isak pulls a pillow onto his face and groans heavily into it. “Eveeeeeeen” 

Even purses his lips as his eyes sparkle with excitement “a promise is a promise baby.” he says before jumping off the bed and heading to the kitchen “come eat! We have lots to do today.” 

Isak shook his head as his face glowed with a smile containing pure bliss. He was a doofus, but he was his doofus. 

“more to the right…no Isak, the other right.” 

“that’s your right not my right Evy!” 

Even giggled “okay it’s just a little crooked….how about, yessss perfect!” 

Isak laughed as he stepped back and gazed at the poster Even made him put up. “I can’t believe you are defacing our apartment, our save haven! with this.” 

Even put his arm around Isak’s shoulders, pulling him closer as he observed the Gabrielle poster now stuck to their kitchen wall. “I love it.” he said happily before kissing Isak’s nose and heading to place the succulent he bought over on the windowsill.  

“Why?” Isak asks incredulous. 

Even rearranges the plant “hmm I think I’m gonna name her Sucky Mc.Suck-Suck” 

Isak laughed brightly “Baby…” 

Even sighed and walked back over to Even to put his arms around him “It’s because it reminds me of one of the few times I ever felt really happy. Like honest to god stomach is about to fall out happy…and the first time I got you to dance to Gabrielle!” 

Isak blushed and kissed Even lightly “me too.” he said before looking back up at the poster “I mean it’s still shit but I like it.” 

Even grinned “yay now just help me with this framed justin bieber poster I - “


his beautiful laugh echoed through the apartment, “just kidding baby I know how it gives you a major headache,” he said with a wink. 

Isak shook his head. “okay but look, I know I agreed that you can be in charge of decorating this-

“I am Master decorator. the creative genius. Head of interior design in the bech næsheim and Valtersen residence.” 

“yes Even I get it. But can there be like oneeeee thing I can put up? 

Even smiled “yesss but I swear to god if it is that bikini poster I am going to kick you out.” 

Isak shook with laughter “nei! I gave that to Magnus.” 


Isak went over to one of the boxes placed in the corner of the room labeled “Isak’s junk” and pulled out a shoebox. 

“what is this?” Even asked as Isak came closer. he pulled the lid off and showed Even all of the drawings he gave Isak inside. 

“Is it okay if I hang a couple of these in our room?” 

Even’s smile lit up the world as he cooed in his melodic voice “awwwww baby, you aren’t supposed to be sappier than me.” 

Isak rolled his eyes with a smile glowing bright on his face “shut up.” 

Even kissed Isak deeply before pressing their foreheads together and staring right in his angel’s eyes. “Never.” he replied before wrapping his arms around the man of his life and enjoying the fact that they never had to worry about someone walking in on them again. This was their safe haven. Isak and Even’s. Even’s and Isak’s. 


so this became longer than I intended but I really hope it cheered you up angel! Let me know what you think and I hope your day becomes bright and beautiful like evaks soon <3 <3 <3 

Reblogging this image again because I’ve been looking at and just loving it. It’s my favorite image of Tamatoa for several reasons. First off he’s just so damn sexy with that wicked smile of his.
Second of all the composition is amazing. It’s just so beautiful. I want it as a poster to frame and hang up on my bedroom wall, it’s that beautiful. Another thing that I absolutely love how the composition makes you feel. Your point of view is similar to that of Moana’s, a small human being being dwarfed by this gigantic monster who towers above you holding your companion above you. This allows you the full impact of the scene: the helplessness of the main characters and the evil intentions of the villain. And again that smile! He just looks so sinister. It’s a classic evil smile. He is in full control here and he even stops to dangle Maui in front of her just to shove it in her face that he has him and that he’s going to kill him after abusing him some more. He’s also taking sadistic pleasure in revealing Maui’s tragic (and for Maui himself probably also humiliating) back story. He’s torn open this man’s heart and laid it bare for all to see. And Tamatoa takes pleasure in having Moana see Maui like this. See him in pain both physically and emotionally. It’s a dark version of his desire for an audience. In the beginning he was performing a silly and fun albeit still rather dark song but as it goes on it becomes more sadistic. He’s now performing torture. And Moana is the audience. He even places her in the bone cage so she can watch rather than simply killing and eating her. And it’s that added level of cruelty that fascinates me about Tamatoa. It’s a performance, in keeping with his character, but it’s not just performing songs but also cruelty. And relishing in the audience’s (in this case Moana’s) reaction. He wants to see Moana as demoralized as Maui. It’s so calculated and precise. He knows how to pick people apart and use their secrets and feelings against them. He did it to both of them throughout his song. And that’s an interesting thing for a villain like him. The writers didn’t rely solely on his size for him to be a threat. They made him clever and sadistic. And this picture is what sealed for me Tamatoa’s status as actually evil. Not just an asshole. I mean when he started singing to Moana, jabbing her and pulling her limbs I thought that but this pic in particular really drove it home that this guy really is cruel. And that’s what I love about him. He starts out whimsical and silly in a dark way but actually reveals himself to be a guy who really knows how to make others suffer. And all this that I just wrote is all encapsulated in this one picture. And thats why it’s my favorite.

Shows that people need to watch (but i feel that no one is)

8 Humans (2015)

he This show is set in a world technology has advanced to allow for the creation of human synths, essentially robots. However, what would happen if these highly intelligent creations were made to feel? This show explores that, as several of the synths have been made to feel everything humans can. It is honestly so good, and as you can see on the poster, cinnamon role colin morgan from Merlin. 

Originally posted by diegolunasgf

just beautiful :)

Dark Matter (2015)

A sifi show, this show is about a crew of 7 people who find themselves on a ship with no memory of who they are. The show is then about them trying to figure out who they are, and what they are doing together on the ship. It has a very diverse cast 

The leader is a woman, her name is 2 (i know, its strange, just watch the show), and she is so kickass I love her. 

Sense8 (2015)

I cannot say enough good things about this show. It starts with 8 people scattered across the globe, who are mentally linked. They all experience the same thing, but they pose a danger. That is why a certain organization starts to hunt them down, and that is why they have to use their skills, work together and get away from the bad guys.  A netflix original, this show is literally one of the mist diverse shows I have ever seen

The characters are from all over the world, about 6 different cultures and ethnicities are represented in one show, not to mention a crap ton of LGBTQ representation. okay, let’s just cut to the chase, this show is gay as fuck. II honestly cannot say enough good things about this show, it’s amazing. 

Angel (1999)

Okay, so people have obviously seen buffy, it’s a classic. But i feel that no one ever talks about Angel, and it’s a damn shame, ‘cause Angel was a great show, albeit from seasons 1-3. Angel follows Angel’s adventures in his new home Los Angeles with his team Angel investigations where they work together to solve crimes throughout the city. I love Buffy with all of my heart, but there is something about Angel that is just awesome. It develops the charcater of Cordelia into a somewhat vapid ditz, to an absolute loveable badass. Seriously just watch this show for Cordelia. And Wesley. And Fred. And Gunn. Oh and, cangel till the end, sorry Bangel shippers! 

Originally posted by daddypadackles

Charmed (1998)

Okay, this is my favourite show of all fricking time. It’s about these 3 sisters, who find out that they’re witches. And not just any witches, but extremely powerful ones who are destined to defeat evil. But despite that herculean task, that is not the show’s focus. The show is not about 3 witches who happen to be sisters, it is about 3 sisters who happen to be witches. The bond that the show creates between them is absolutely beautiful, and it is something that I don’t think we see a lot on TV. It is also so funny, making me laugh out loud for 8 wonderful seasons. Yep, if you have nothing to do for the summer, watch Charmed.  

Originally posted by targeryons

anonymous asked:

Hi, have you got any headcannons about the actual cabins at camp halfblood and what they all look like on the inside?

Of course I do. Thanks for asking. Hmm lets see :

  • The Zeus cabin is like its described in the books. Empty with a statue of Zeus but if you look closely Ancient Greek inscriptions (which are faded due to age) are carved into the wall. No one can decipher them because they are too mixed up but when the door is open and the light hits the wall you can see them glowing like sunlit freshly fallen snow.
  • The Hera cabin is pretty much the same. Her ceiling, however, is carved with Peacocks. The Zeus and Hera cabins are the same in all other aspects.
  • The Poseidon cabin, aside from looking like its made out of a rock from the sea is beautiful on the inside. It’s painted in shades of blue and green so it looks like waves are shimmering whenever light pours in from the windows. Some old coral plants are still in the stone so they add bursts of colour and add to the undersea effect. Unknown to many there is a trapdoor leading to a small cavern and a pool of freshwater underneath the cabin. It continues with an underground tunnel to the beach.
  • The Demeter cabin looks like its weaved out of vines. So many layers of plants cover it that you can’t tell that it’s actually made out of brick. The temperatures are self controlled to the needs of the campers so it basically has its own heater and air conditioner of sorts. There aren’t any plants inside (to avoid bugs) but the entire cabin is painted in Earthly colours. Shades of browns and gold. The roof has a special way of harnessing solar light to power the cabin (since its safe energy) despite its lack of solar panels
  • The Ares cabin isn’t the nicest out of all the cabins but it isn’t that body. It looks awful on the outside (and inside) but the beds are compressible. The walls open and close to make cabinets in which campers keep their belongings. It’s basically like Army barracks. (Use less space to fit more stuff). There’s a hidden cabinet in which all the battle/ambush plans that all the campers made are stored. (These came very handy during the two wars).
  • The Athena cabin is practically lined with bookshelves. Pretty much like the library in Beauty and the Beast. The cabin even has several underground floors to accommodate more books. The most important and valuable ones are kept in a magic safe deep underground with charms to protect the elements from harming them. In one of the below floors there’s even a complete strategics room to plan battle attacks. The ceiling is inscribed with Greek letters and words which only the Athena cabin can decipher. It’s a lullaby that, when the campers read before going to sleep, makes them feel Athena is singing it. (This is very comforting to the younger Athena kids). No one knows how but a couple of olive branches grow across the room. The interesting thing is they cross the parts of the walls where realistic owls are painted (so it looks like owls are perched on the branches). The walls are also covered with some hand made posters like “Remember to Eat” or “Time for Bed”. (They are mostly for Annabeth).
  • The Apollo cabin looks like its made of pure gold but its campers have no trouble seeing it. Inside it there are musical notes on the walls and a self playing harp. Different instruments and archery materials are decorated around the place. A Greek healing spell is written all around the cabin which is said to prevent disease and illness from entering. There is a small library of books which the Apollo campers own which are specifically about medical remedies, archery tricks and music. The walls are engraved with poetry by famous poets in Greek (so as to make it easier for the campers to read). A small fountain (which never overflows) is at the very back of the cabin filled with olive oil. The campers use it whenever they have a stuffy nose or get small cuts or scrapes while training.
  • The Artemis cabin isn’t very fancy. The ceiling is enchanted to change its image as the stars and moon change every night. It smells like pine cones inside (and the walls and floor are lined with pine wood too). It is lightly painted with a colour that makes it look as if moon beams are shining across the walls. The carpets are animal skins which the Huntresses bring from their hunts. The quilts on the beds are also made of animal fur.
  • The Hephaestus cabin looks like a workshop on the outside. On the inside its actually not as messy as one might think. There is a place for everything and everything is mostly in place. There is a workshop underneath the cabin for those campers who can’t sleep at night and need to tinker. Most of the beds fold up and unknown to the other cabin campers there are rooms underneath the actual cabin. The rooms consist of decent sized cubicles (sort of like a dorm) in which the campers sleep. The walls (decorated with carvings of fire) shift and behind them layers of tools are hung up. The temperature is maintained internally so the campers are never too hot or too cold.
  • At first sight the Aphrodite cabin looks like a typical doll house with hung up curtains and perfect paint. It actually is a lot more than that. It has (aside from trunks for the campers to keep their things in), a few walk in closets with clothes that are for any occasion. (That’s mostly where the extra clothes for campers without it comes from). Different rooms are present underground in which the Aphrodite campers do whatever they want. (Interior designing and sewing are the most selected options). Besides that lots of books are also on the floors underneath. Some focus on tips for staying healthy and makeup and stuff but 90% of them are for discovering yourself and your inner beauty. The walls are covered in motivational posters about beauty since Aphrodite is not just about physical attractiveness.
  • The Hermes cabin looks like a typical camp cabin from the inside. With wood ceilings and floors. Besides the dozens of beds and mattresses spread out there isn’t room for a lot of things. However, the Hermes campers can open a secret panel and go to separate rooms when they feel too constricted. (There are plenty of pranking items stored underneath the floorboards of the cabin too although only the Hermes campers know it). The little decoration the campers have set up are assorted posters and drawings and crafts. It makes the cabin look the most ‘normal’ out of all of the others.
  • Like the Demeter cabin, the Dionysus cabin is covered in vines. Grape vines and creeper to be exact. The inside is purple. Everything is made of wood with purple and green accents. The carpet is a leopard skin rug. On the shelves are different books on the topic of mental illnesses such as Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia etc. There is also a small fridge behind one of the walls to keep juices of all sorts since the Dionysus kids have an odd craving for fruit juices. (Not necessarily grape).

I hope these are okay. I’m not satisfied but ah well.

I really like the idea of there being panels and trapdoors and underground rooms in the cabins. So I decided to incorporate my idea. I know most of the rooms are underground but come on ? They wouldn’t be up in the sky now would they ?

By the way the thing about olive oil (Apollo cabin HC) is true. If you use it on small scrapes and bruises or bug bites it actually works. It also clears out your nose if its stuffy cuz of colds and stuff. I recommend using it since it gives you a good alternative to medicine which contains chemicals.

I don’t mind doing some for the minor cabins I someone requests them. 

(Minor God Cabins)

I feel as if some of the ones I did are redundant. Thoughts ?

Hope you like them anyway.


Everybody is so excited about the new poster for the OUAT musical, and I think it’s because our expectations from the OUAT/ABC graphics department are so low.

But I still remember when OMWF came out. I STILL HAVE THAT POSTER FRAMED.


Dating Tom Holland, and running a fan account for Sebastian Stan would include…


  • Having the account (Which was on Tumblr obviously)before Tom got his role as Spider-man
  • So it used to be a sort of hilarious secret between the two of you
  • “Haha, just imagine if you actually ever met him in real life, though.”
  • Only showing Tom parts of your blog, like the fan art and the gifs. You would use any possible means to make sure he never strays over to the deep, dark side of your blog
  • Namely the fanfiction side
  • Because, ho-ho, if he ever saw the fanfiction and reader inserts you read on a daily basis, it would most possibly scar his innocent mind
  • “Y/n, what’s thi-”
  • “Nothing, it’s nothing, absolutely nothing. Hey Tom, look, it’s Harrison Ford!”
  • And you’re only option would be to fake your own death and move to Atlantis
  • Having Marvel movie marathons with Tom, and inwardly and outwardly screaming whenever Bucky pops up
  • “He’s so hot, but he’s also dark and mysterious, and his face is just- oh my god.and don’t you dare say that James Buchanan Barnes is a villain. He was brainwashed, and didn’t have a choice.”
  • Having multiple posters of Bucky Barnes on your bedroom walls
  • “He’s so beautiful. Just look at his eyes.”
  • So when Tom ran up to you one day, completely out of breath, with very important news, you couldn’t wait to hear what it was
  • “Tom, just tell me. What happened?”
    “Y/n, I’ll tell you, but you have to promise me that you won’t freak out and do something crazy, like throw that cup of coffee out the window.”
  • “You know I’d never waste a perfectly good, steaming cup of coffee.“
  • “I got a role in Captain America: Civil War, and I’m Spid-”
  • WHAT?
  • “Aw, come on. What did that coffee ever do to you?”
  • Begging him to let you visit the set with him
  • “Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please.”
  • After a few days of endless ‘please’s’, he finally relents and lets you tag along with him
  • "You’re being so unfair! You know I can’t resist it when you do your puppy dog face.”
  • Watching Tom while he goes swinging in his  Spider-man suit in front of a green screen (And taking a few pictures here and there, obviously)
  • Hanging out at craft service, and stealing a few snacks here and there, before you feel somebody tap your shoulder
  • Turning around to see Tom standing in front of you, an excited smile on his face
  • “Y/n, I’ve got a surprise for you.”
  • And standing behind him is Sebastian Stan
  • Sebastian. Freaking. Stan.
  • Long story, you froze for a few minutes, then started babbling about how much you loved and admired him, then cried, then asked him for a hug, then started babbling again, and cried a few more times before running out of the room
  • having to restrain yourself with every last ounce of self-control you have in your body not to spill out all the details about meeting Sebastian Stan on your blog
  • “Resist, Y/n. Just… resist.”
  • Tom taking you as his date to the Captain America: Civil War Red Carpet World Premiere
  • And, once again, you spent most of your time just crying and babbling and crying even more
  • “Oh my god, Robert Downey Jr., I love you so much, oh my god…”
  • And you try not to break down in front of Sebastian Stan again
  • Hanging out with Tom and binge-watching Netflix during his break before he has to start filming Spider-man: Homecoming
  • “So, Y/n, do you like Spider-man or Bucky better?”
  • “Oh, that’s easy. Definitely Buck- Ow, okay, I’m kidding, I’m kidding!”

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Martin Scorsese’s  Four-story residence in NY.

Photo # 1

The living room.
Original movie posters adorn nearly every wall of the four-story residence of Martin Scorsese, the director of such films as Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980) and The Aviator (2004). N. Brodsky’s 1937 graphic image for La Grande Illusion hangs in the living room.

Photo # 2

The living room.
Scorsese views his collection of 16-mm film on the projector in the living room. The poster for Renoir’s Le Carrosse d’Or is from 1953. On the mantel are 19th-century Japanese stirrups from actor Ken Takakura.

Photo # 3

The desk in the living room.
The research done by Scorsese’s staff for The Age of Innocence (1993) gave the director “a greater feeling for Victorian pieces and antiques,” notes interior designer Karen Houghton. She divided the second-floor living room into two spaces. Above the circa 1850 English desk are 19th-century Japanese wood-block prints from Akira Kurosawa.

Photo # 4

One of the director’s vintage movie posters.
The fantasy of Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête is portrayed in Jean-Denis Malclé’s 1946 poster. Scorsese has been buying vintage movie posters since 1968.

Photo # 5

The dining room.
In the dining room is Bernard Lancy’s poster for Les Enfants du Paradis. “I would never just buy a beautiful poster if I didn’t know the film,” Scorsese says. “It has to be an extraordinary film, with a special meaning for me.” The 1870 dining table is French.

Photo # 6

The rear garden of the townhouse.
The garden is off the dining room. “I’m not much of a gardener,” says Scorsese. “In the tenements I came from we didn’t have much room, although those big basil plants did pretty well on the fire escapes.”

Photography by Durston Saylor