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It’s time for another Hiveswap development team interview!

Hey there, Hiveswap and Homestuck fans! Ash here once again, and as promised, it’s time for another interview with the talented folks on Hiveswap’s development team! And don’t worry – if you missed the first interview, with our environment art director Rah, you can find it right here!

Who’s in the hot seat today? Why, it’s Adrienne, our lead animator! She can tell you far more about her work on the project than I ever could, so without further ado, I’m going to hand things off to her – after reminding you all to take good, long looks at the wonderful examples of her work peppered throughout this interview. Take it away, Adrienne!

Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?

Hiya! My name’s Adrienne and I’m the lead animator for Hiveswap. I work together with Angela, the animation director, on roughs, cleanup, background and cutscene animation – anything that moves!

When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?

I was hired full-time in January 2016, but I started doing some sprite conceptualization in late 2015 in tandem with [S]:Collide work (I animated sprites for the main big bads and did thumbnails for some of the sequences).

Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?

Homestuck is basically my career background, ahaha.

I drew a lot of fan art for Homestuck after I finished catching up in late 2012. I got some attention from my work and I was asked to do comic pages for Paradox Space. Then I did work for the Homestuck calendar. Then I just became more involved in the comic after that by doing thumbnails, sprite animation, comic pages, snapchats… and now I’m working on the game… it’s been a wild ride from fan to full-time fan.

But as for how I got started in animation, a lot of it was influenced by anime and then DeviantArt while I was growing up. I grew up with Naruto and loved Norio Matsumoto’s work in it (he did the key animation for the best episodes!). And on DeviantArt, I liked following OCTs (Original Character Tournaments) and was particularly inspired by Unknown-Person’s work.

My general advice would be to value learning and exploration, and have less expectations of what life should hand you – it makes a lot of circumstances feel like a pleasant surprise and a good opportunity to learn something new. That’s how I felt when I stumbled into this field anyway, haha.

We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?

Agh, what a difficult question. My most-played genre is colorful multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Splatoon.

I finished Nier: Automata recently and now I’m working through Persona 5. But when I’m not working through that game, I play Breath of the Wild (most of my time is spent riding my horse around Hyrule – it’s very calming).

Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?

I generally use Homestuck flash animations as an inspiration for Hiveswap sprite animations.

When I’m working on cutscenes, I look to Professor Layton stuff. I love how they integrated cutscenes with gameplay in that series.

As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!

My recent favorite is Mob Psycho 100. The raw and rough quality of the animation for that one is my jam and the main cast is really inspiring. Avatar: The Last Airbender is still my top favorite for its epic storytelling and world-building. Naruto always has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the earliest things that inspired me to study animation.

Other big influential works for me were Princess Mononoke and How to Train Your Dragon.

What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!

Here’s a picture of my workstation! If you squint at the bottom screen closely, you can see me taking the picture. But anyway… yeah. I am a little embarrassed for people to know how saturated my workstation is with inspirational quotes (there are papers of handwritten motivation on the walls behind me), but that’s just how I deal when the anxiety gets a little rough.

When I want to focus (usually for rough animation and concept art), I pull up an electronic or classical playlist on YouTube (and recently Spotify) or have no music playing at all. But for everything else (cleanup, in-betweens, etc.), I dig into different genres once in awhile but Imagine Dragons and Americana/folk stuff are my go-to. Acoustics sound really nice in these speakers.

Favorite Homestuck character?

Egh, this is impossible… I’m gonna say it’s between Rose, Jade, Roxy, Kanaya, Terezi, and Vriska… um…

Favorite Homestuck ship?

Rose/Kanaya has never once failed me! c: (I think John/Terezi is really funny too.)

Favorite Homestuck flash?

Urgh… I don’t know, there’s so many that I love. In terms of like… cool and creative setup, [S] Cascade probably? [S] GAME OVER is cool too, because everyone died and the stakes just got so much higher. Oh! I just remembered [S] Make her pay as well!

This question is impossible.

(In the above animation timeline, the first frame is held for 4/24 of a second, the second frame for 2/24 of a second, the third for 2/24, and so on.)

Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?

Thank you for all your support, and for your patience in making it through the Giga/Mega/Omegapauses intact!

Where can people find more of your work? Link us to your own little corner(s) of the Internet!

If you want to see more of my stuff, my Tumblr is the place to be!

Thank you, Adrienne! Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this second Hiveswap development team interview – and don’t worry, there are still plenty more to come!

Now that we’ve gotten things rolling, from here on out we’ll be bringing you a new interview every Wednesday, so be sure to check back every week for a new behind-the-scenes look at the development of Hiveswap and the talented people behind it!

See you next time!

Tony: Oh, good. You’re back.
Bucky: We have some exciting news.
Steve: Okay.
Tony: As you know, Bucky and I have been together a long time, and a lot of things I never thought possible now seem possible.
Sam: Okay.
Tony: After a careful evaluation of our relationship, we decided that the time was right to take a step forward.
Steve: Okay.
Tony: Do you want to say it? 
Bucky: Let’s say it together.
Both: We’re getting a turtle! 
Sam: This is why I’ve been saying we should keep champagne on ice.
Bucky: Sarcasm? 
Tony: Yes.

Actor change in a 2.5D Stage Play

This kind of thing is not unusual.

It is totally fine to be upset、it is also totally fine to be excited、we all have our preferences. It is okay to voice your opinion in your sns、as long as you keep your manner in check、especially if your account is open to public.

What is NOT fine to do is :
- complaints to the official site.

The decision already made a long time ago before they put the news in public.

- make stupid hashtag or petition to bring back the previous actor

They have a good reasons of why they cant take the role anymores. Contracts and Audition is being done in advanced and sometimes they already sign the contract to another play when they got offered their previous roles.

- Harass / Comparing the new actor with the previous one directly.

It just rude. No one like being compared to another people. The new actor already burdened by a lot of high expectations. They are already worried that the character’s fans won’t be accepting、and they are also worried that he can’t get along with the old casts and staffs. I still remembered Tomotsune Yuuki cried in relieved on the first day of curtain call for the winner because he is very scared he disappointed Ooyama Masashi’s Tadokoro fans.

thoughts on ageswap au: mob
  • mm first of all he has a buzzcut. he got rid of the bowl cut “out of professionalism” but still wanted something easy to maintain
  • he looks like he wears the same thing to work everyday but his clothes just look alike
  • mob keeps a lot of post-its wherever it’s not not directly visible to a client. on his laptop, his desk, his break corner. he writes down reminders, notes, little pieces of advice, just things for him to generally keep in mind. he also sets a lot of alarms, especially at home (poor guy forgets to eat/sleep and lives alone:(
  • mob and whoever comes by (ritsu, teru, sometimes shou) drink mostly coffee, so the pantry (a small drawer) is constantly stuffed with 3-in-1 coffee packets
  • they also serve it to clients when they have to stay for a long time. as a result, the office pleasantly smells like coffee
    • the school clubs take up the form of just groups of just pals. just dudes hangin
    • mob’s gym buddies always get up for morning runs with him. he visits the actual gym not rarer than 3 times a week
    • telepathy club’s group activities often boil down to getting wasted and heatedly discussing conspiracy theories
    • mob gets invited to grab a cold one with the boys (tome & the gang) but he almost always declines
    • but when he doesn’t…
    • jk hes responsible enough + his other friends and his phone remind him to be home by 9:45
  • mob has a pet fish. he just does. it keeps him company and he tells it about his day. mob thinks they are alike in some way.

anonymous asked:

Its time to riot. The writers cant do this. They cant take mark away like this. We van change it, together. Were protesting. LONG LIVE THE KING

The one thing I have to say, is that I can accept the fact that they killed him (the shock factor stopped being shocking season 4), what I can’t accept is both the treatment of the actor and the character these past few seasons. Its gross how untouchable the writers and producers think they are. I’m sick of their favoritism, Im sick of their lazy writing, and im sick to death of this show.

I hope Mark moves on and he doesnt stay bitter about this and he finds better work opportunities and greater shows/movies to be apart of, bc he deserves so much more than this show ever gave him.

syndellwins  asked:

Dear, can I get HC of the things Hidan would do/say if he realized he has a crush? 💓💓💓😽😽😽

sure thing ;)))) also i, uh… remember the edit for pick up lines? ;))))))

Originally posted by hidansreaper

Hidan Do/Say Headcanons When He Realizes He Has A Crush


- If he’s serious about liking this person, and if he’s liked them for a long time, he’d take time to observe. Maybe not for long, however, he’s got people to murder~

- Unless they’re fairly oblivious, it’s easy to witness that Hidan has a crush on this person. He’s different, still loud and loudly cursing (man I do to, I swear like a sailor sometimes), but he doesn’t swear as much.

- He attempts to make nice, to try and make an effort to get their attention even further. He’s not one to relent that easily. They’ve caught his attention, and by Jashin, he’ll have it.


- The first thing he says, rather screams is: “Fuck! You’re hot!” (yeah, I did it ;))))) It certainly catches their attention, but Hidan has no sense of shame. He sees that slight bit of red on their cheeks as they’re embarrassed that he called them out like this, but they aren’t running away. That’s the first indicator that he’s caught their attention.

- All the cheesy pick up lines. All of them. He doesn’t stop. Lines like: “Are you Cinderella? Cause’ I see that dress coming off at midnight!” and “Are you related to Jean-Claude Van Damme? Because Jean-Claude Van Damme you’re sexy!!” (jfc I’m dying rn)

- As before, he cuts down on the swearing, but unless they’re exactly like him, they’re definitely going to have a swearing contest, both trying to get attention from the others in the base by coming up with the most obscene word the loudest. If someone finally takes offence to it, the person wins and gets to kiss the other person. Hidan’s cocky, so of course he thinks he’ll win, he says so the moment the contest starts.

korcky07  asked:

I saw ur prompt thing and can I get some Plance fluff? It's hard looking for a good fanfic for rare pairs. Thank you!

I’m so sorry this took so long, but hopefully you like it!


“Ok, that’s it!” Lance proclaims, shitting Pidge’s computer before she could stop him.

“Lance! I was working on that! I was almost done!”

“You’ve been on this computer for the last three days, and you’ve been saying that for the last two. You’re going to take a break.” Lance says, taking Pidge’s hand and practically dragging her out of the Green Lion’s hangar.

He continues to lead her through the hallways until they get to Lance’s room. The door opens with a ‘swish’ and he pulls her inside. The door closing just as silently as it had opened.

Lance pushes her into the bathroom.
“First off, go take a shower. You know I love you, but if you don’t wash off that reek soon, I’m going to gag.” Pidge give him an irritated huff, but now that she’s not focusing on her screen, even she wants to gag at how she smells.

So she begrudgingly goes into Lance’s shower and makes sure to throughly wash her hair and body to get rid of the grime.


Pidge exits the bathroom feeling clean and refreshed, wearing Lance’s silk robe. Although it’s about too big and drags on the floor behind her.
“Feel better?” Lance asks from his bed, holding a bowl of what Pidge assumes is food goo.
“Very. Thanks for making me take a break, you always seem to know what i need.” Pidge sits down next to Lance, glad to see his warm smile.
“I’m not done yet. Here. Close your eyes.”
He scopes up some of what was in the bowl and as soon as Pidge closed her eyes, he smears it onto her face.

So it wasn’t good goo. It was one of Lance’s face masks. It felt cool on her face, but with Lance’s skilled hands, it warmed quickly and helped her relax even further.

Once Lance was satisfied with the face mask, he lightly leads Pidge to lay down on his lap. She lays down and can feel the exhaustion that she’s been avoiding for days finally seep in. She can feel Lance running his hands through her hair, lightly scratching at her scalp.

She tries to stay awake, but it’s so hard to keep her eyes open.

“It’s ok. I’ll be right here. Get some rest.” Lance calmly says, placing a sweet kiss to her head as she follows her exhaustion into slumber.

Once lance was sure that she was out, he rearranged them so that he’s spooning her. He pulls up the sheets and with one last kiss to head, he too falls asleep, glad to be able to fall asleep with his girlfriend.

I know it’s super short, and kinda fast paced, but I really hoped you like this, and that this was what you were looking for.
I’m going to try and hit some of the other prompts that’s been sitting in my ask box for far too long.

Reblog if it’s okay for your partner to use small gifs that are not icon size (100x100). Sometimes it’s hard to find gif icons and I understand they may take a long time to make. I find a lot of small rectangular and square gifs that I want to use but either don’t have the time or patience to icon them.

The Blacklist Appreciation Week - Day 7 - Hopes for Season 5

There are a lot of things I would love to see in Season 5, and here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Return to Season 1 and Season 2 story telling. All Red and the task force. Interesting Blacklisters with more higher stakes again. More drama. More mystery. Maintain the S4 Finale quality.
  2. I  do not want them to bring in the canceled Redemption story line, taking more time away from The Blacklist story arcs and characters. 
  3. Shorter story arcs. These 8 episode ones get too long and too boring. Tighten it up.
  4. More focus on Red and the task force. Season 4 felt like Red was detached. As was Liz. Bring them all back together on the same page, as was done in the finale episodes.
  5. More balanced cast time. Less focus on Aram. More on Ressler, especially given his new story line. Give each of them the time they deserve, according to their placement in the opening credits.
  6. Please let Baz be alive!
  7. More Red and Ressler working together. They have the most amazing dynamic.
  8. Give Ressler something good in his life. The poor man deserves to be happy.
  9. Can I say I want Keenler to finally happen? Well I’m saying it :-)

But despite it’s faults, I do love our show. I am stoked we got a Season 5, but not so happy it’s moved to Wednesday 7pm (my time). That is way early for me!

And finally, thank you to @elizabethkween for organising The Blacklist Appreciation Week! It was fun! :-)

Who wants to read my really long discussion of Bellarke, the finale, and season five?

I have no reaction or speculation of the plot of season five because these writers could literally take us anywhere, but I do think it’s important to think about what can happen over the six years that could lead us to different things in season five in terms of relationships.

First of all, I wanna touch on other relationships before I get into bellarke. We can’t forget that six years means a lot of change and not all relationships can survive the test of time (realistically). I think it’s safe to say that not all our canon couples will still be together when we see them again. I know in theory, up in space, if it’s still just the 7 of them why wouldn’t they stay together? But if the writers want angst and realism, it’s smart not to keep all the couples still together.

That being said I think that they will give Bellamy a relationship. Whether he actually loves Clarke or not..he thinks shes gone forever and I don’t expect anyone who was never officially with someone to hold onto that kind of hope forever. As much as I hate the idea I think it is fair. Don’t hate me but Clarke did have a love story with Lxa and that love shaped who she is and how she could potentially learn to love Bellamy one day. We only had a short glimpse of Gina for Bellamy and I don’t think he fully learned from that relationship. I think the writers want to slow burn us some more and let it be his turn now with whoever his Lxa will be. Lxa was a real love for Clarke, something that really captivated viewers of the show, and I think because of that JRoth wanted to make sure that enough time has passed for Clarke to fully move on and be ready to be with someone else and truly love them. I think in order to be soulmates, an endgame ship, a character needs to know how to love and be loved in the setting they are put in. 

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

hello i just followed you and i just wanted to say your art is beautiful.. and id like to ask you if you have any tips or advice to someone who quite literally just started drawing and is complete shit at it ( me )... i hope you reply

well… for starters hiya your wish has been granted im answering lmao

But in seriousness… because I started out so early in my life I never really thought about what steps to take to get to where I am now. For a long time I just drew what I wanted, didn’t have much ambition to do it as a job or really as a passion. I just wanted to do things that I knew nobody else would that were in my interest, and it wasn’t until I was finished high school that I really started to think on it.

I don’t think anybody is “shit at” art. I know a lot of artists say that there’s a starting point, and there is, but they also try really hard to assure everyone that they can get to that level. I’ve had a lot of people come to me telling me that they can’t even draw a stick figure or a circle, both of which I don’t believe and feel like throwing a chair over, but I digress.

If you feel passionate to learn, then learn. I was self taught, I only really ever took aspects from artists I loved and the slow burn to understand anatomy came from a lot of conversations with art friends about ‘does this look good’ and them sketching over what I can fix. That’s how I went from really skinny figures in 2010 to now. Something I think helps is doing 1 sketch per day of anything you want. Start with that for a month, make it your monthly goal to have 30 sketches. Then the next month try two or three sketches a day, maybe play around with color whether it’s digital or traditional. Experiment with how you shape your faces, try new body types and poses, and even if they don’t look good to you now you’ll no doubt look back on it years from now and think “what the heck I do so much better now”. 

Work on it. Steal printing paper from school or your parent’s office, blow twenty dollars on a pencil crayon set you know you’ll never use after the first few weeks and then find years later in the back of your closet and admire the way the black still gives you a sense of deep emotional gothic charm. 

Do what you want, strive to one day be able to draw something that someone else might want to make fanart of.

Don’t give up, because if you give up then what was the point of trying to begin with?

             AFFECTED BLOGS:
@condomglitter, @rcvager, @fcilure, @cxrrupticn, @xlifelikedreams&&
                                      basically every blog I’ve ever run lmao

             STARTING DATE:                     ENDING DATE: 
                  may 25th, 2017                                         ???????????

    howdy, folks! This has been a long time coming, but – now it’s official. ALL of my blogs, including the ones that are arguably inactive, are being placed on hiatus. Things on certain blogs have gotten particularly uncomfortable, and I’m not actually certain I’ll be returning to said blogs once this hiatus is over – but I hope that taking this break will help me to return, when the time is right. 

    I do want to continue interacting with everyone, and definitely don’t want to stop plotting with anyone that I have begun plotting with – tumblr IM is a terrible construct, though, so I do invite y’all to add me to discord & skype if you want! you can find me under lollyxbeans ( #3897 on discord ) but let me know who you are, please, or I might decline you ono;;;

     I apologize if this is upsetting for anyone, in terms of my replies to our threads. I don’t want to drop anything I currently have on any of my blogs, though, so if I could ask you to be patient, I would really appreciate it. 

     I might bop around a bit on some of my blogs - but I’m not making any promises. I will be away from home from the 26th of May, until perhaps the 30th, so I definitely won’t be posting then; and perhaps that absence will be what I need to keep going without all the anxiety & gross feelings, but I don’t know for sure. 

     thank you all for understanding – I’ll see you around!

anonymous asked:

Hey this is kinda urgent uh how do you hide self harm scars on your wrist without makeup or bracelets/long sleeves? I have a thing I need to wear a t-shirt for and I can't wear bracelets or anything like that. Help!!!

Take a bandage ( like one you would rap an Injured arm or leg in) rap it around the area with the cuts and tell people up sprained your arm. If you don’t have that I’m honestly not sure what else, maybe rap a bandana around your arm. I’ve done that a few times and it worked.

anonymous asked:

Why does everyone hate alpha cc simblrs ?It sorta makes me want to just delete mine and it hasn't even started yet...

absolutely dont do that!! do what makes you happy - its your simblr! followers and notes are just a plus yknow? for a long time i was just doing whatever i wanted because i wanted to and it was fun, with no regard to what people usually like or respond to. ive turned to catering more towards my followers now only bc some i consider friends and i also just have a thing abt pleasing ppl lol, but that kind of thing simply takes time and dedication.

on the topic of alpha, i honestly have no idea why so many simblrs are opposed to it - i actually dont favor one style over the other. i only lean more towards mm because it fits in for gameplay better i guess?? like the cc matches the game if u get what im saying. but in all honesty if i had the patience to download more alpha cc i absolutely would if only for hq edits, if that makes sense.

tl;dr alpha is just as good as mm, the artists behind it are just as good, and if you prefer alpha over mm absolutely embrace it!! there is no right or wrong when authoring a simblr. whatever makes you happy when it comes to the sims, do it! and let me know your url so i can follow and see what u do with it :)

oh yeah I hate people making money off of others hard work especially since so many youtube animators I know are students or aren’t earning much at all

but i think even with compilations you wont end up making much at all

because it takes animators so long to make things usually longer than other content creators  and to really make an earning off of you tube you need to be uploading  10 minute videos at least once or twice a week.

and since speedpaints don’t garner many views either we are kinda stuck.

plus there’s the whole “your videos wont show up for subscribers if they havent watched your videos in a while) so if youre an animator and dont post for a couple of weeks when you do post less people will see it

I get comments all the time from people telling me on videos I uploaded months ago that they never got notified, youtube is a mess

This is another reason so many artists are turning to patreon its kind of a god send for animators. (Im so dang grateful for my lil handful of patreons you have no idea they help me save up for art equipment and getting my art made into prints and pins) 

but even then a lot of our subs dont have the money to support us directly on patreon  so its  like being between a rock and a hard place trying to earn money from your art, unless youre really famous or have a good job in industry or get a partnership  3rd party

So guys, I need some advice.

My parents are not the greatest of pet owners. They de-claw our cats (except for our most recent two, thank goodness, because we got dogs so they wanted the cats to be able to defend themselves if necessary), they don’t take the animals to the vet for check ups, my mom does 100% water changes in her 3 gallon betta tank every week and DOESN’T USE WATER CONDITIONER, and worst of all, they let our aggressive chewing dog eat things that could easily cause impaction. I honestly don’t know how this dog hasn’t needed surgery. She ATE A BONE and my mom wouldn’t let me take it away until it was “small enough to choke on”. This bone was probably eight to ten inches long, and the dog ate it down to three or so. She ATE that. I was terrified.

But any time I say anything, I immediately become a know-it-all. Even when my mom asks for advice with fish (mostly to affirm what she knows) and I say something contradictory to what she thought, she gets upset with me. What can I do? How can I approach her with these concerns when she won’t listen to me? I feel some of them need addressing, but I’m so freaked out she’ll get so upset with me she’ll refuse to listen to ANYTHING I say ever again. At least now there’s a CHANCE they’ll listen if I bring it up at the perfect time in the perfect way. Any advice or experience with this sort if thing?

writing down my intake/workouts has helped me identify my binging triggers

-staying up too late
-having too much extra time and not using it productively
-reaching a weight loss goal (self sabotage)
-having a long day of healthy snacking so the end of the day feels like time for treats
-feeling gross and dirty and not taking showers/brushing teeth early enough in the day
-not working out enough so the day feels wasted
-protein cravings (which I don’t satiate correctly)
-repeated refusal of things I CAN have throughout the day but not choosing them because I want to save them for another time when I’m “hungrier”
-not listening to my body when I’m full
-feeling so full that my brain tries the “well you’re already fucked so might as well go all the way” bullshit
-not eating breakfast

hopefully this helps some of y'all who are also going through binging problems because we did not come all this way just to sabotage ourselves!!!!

anonymous asked:

OK ROSY 2 questions for ya: (1) does Clarke's red hair symbolize anything???? (2) what are you thinking about what O said about Prometheus's punishment? foreshadowing??? five years is a long time, and i guess it's possible all those grounders and sky people could turn on her...

I don’t know. I think it’s a throwback to wild Clarke, but maybe it didn’t take her over. The loss and loneliness is still there, but she doesn’t look wild or crazy. She looks calm, even happy. Peaceful. Has she transformed her trauma into something manageable? That would be excellent. It doesn’t go away, but she can bear it?

The prometheus thing might be foreshadowing.