this applies to just

A lot has happened and changed since I started youtube, hopefully I haven’t let any of you down

honestly, everything going on the past couple of days reminded me of this video (and the follow up he did one year later) Jack did titled “The Fear of Failing”. And with the community currently seeming to be divided right now, watching it again really struck a chord with me. 

And i think paired with the community not being itself right now, it’s important to remember the theme of the fof party that we would have one year later in celebration of this video:

I Am There For You, You Are There For Me, We Are There For Each Other: Why You Haven’t Failed Me


My entries for @voltageparty‘s design contest! I would have done only one, but I really love the concepts of both Shingen and Kenshin to pick just one :’3

For Kenshin, I applied his iconic, historical (mostly) white garb and the cherry blossoms that plays a key role in his main story. I made her to look absolutely feminine and “goddess-like” to match her lord counterpart. But underneath it, of course, is a woman who can and will fight for the sake of those she vowed to protect.

For Shingen, I knew I had to have her exude a “powerful woman” aura because she’s, of course, the Tigress of Kai. She had to be mature, alluring but also imposing with a ferocity that matches her lord counterpart. Her inner robe is an interpretation of “dyed in crimson, dusted with peonies” kimono that Shingen gave to the mc in his main story. She just had to have fur that I refused to put on as a headdress, because my goal for her is to look like the lady of the alpha male who wears the glorious furry headdress hahaha. It’s a shoutout to Shingen’s old battle sprite besides. I also added a bit of allegory in there, which is the plum blossom hairpiece. Plum blossoms symbolize the coming of spring (kind of a bad news for Shingen somewhat) but it also symbolizes the spirit of health and new beginnings. A ray of hope in the coming of spring, if you will.

Hope you like them!

And by the way, I follow the Voltage account on my main blog, as this is my side blog where I put my art on! 

wlwbooty  asked:

I just got a 3 month old puppy and wanted to know if you had any recommendations on training methods?? What did you use to train Pepper?? Love your omgcp art btw :)

Hello! Congrats on your new family member n.n!   I train my dogs using LIMA methods.  (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive).  Based on the Humane Hierarchy 

 But I’d recommend puppy classes.  I’d recommend trying to absorb some info for yourself too, which will help protect you against Trainers who are into pseudoscience. This is a good all around guide for a new puppy owner: 

Some Books I can personally attest to their accuracy:

Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog” (technically not a dog training book?  But addresses the behavior science that applies to us all! Not just dogs)

Jean Donaldson’s “Culture Clash”

and if you’re feeling ambitious then Mary Burch’s “How Dogs Learn” (This goes over all those words above haha)

Dr. Ian Dunbar also has a puppy book, that I haven’t personally read but that I feel comfortable recommending.

The ratio isn’t 50:50, especially in more technical positions, but as far as I can tell that’s just based on who applies. More men go into this kind of stuff, that’s just how it works out, but all these efforts to get women into STEM fields are actually helping a lot. I asked Pepper about that for you, since I don’t have any first hand experience with this. She said don’t take any crap, don’t be afraid to take your skills elsewhere, and whether or not other people realize it remember you’re perfectly capable of what everyone else can do.

anonymous asked:

Hey! It's me! The anon who wants to find the girl. Someone said she wants to know if we meet. I will message you updates now and then. The shop we met was offering jobs so I just applied for a job! Now I'm waiting for an answer by the owner!

hahah waauuww it sounds like a movie. yeah awesome let me know !

petrichor-note reblogged your post and added: “Just…what am I doing…I have become so emotionally invested in Gil and…”

But first. What would be the ship name? GilRay?…

Sorry for the late reply @petrichor-note, @reimeijennoir (tagging you as well, cuz you mentioned that you wanted to see my headcanons)
Yes, GilRay, plain and simple :) Their names are based of “Gilles de Rais” so you can see that it’s in that order. Usually the first part of a ship name comes from the dominant (seme) one’s name and the second is from the submissive one (uke), but in the case for sweet Gil and Ray (just applying to how I portray them) there’s no “seme” or “uke” dynamic, mainly because, in my headcanon, well uhmm…they are not doing it, you know what. (ugh, one subject that I dislike…).
Believe me, in my imagination, if these two share a bed, they just sleep in it and that’s all, oh and cuddling and kissing lot xD And now I’m gonna bring up one of the bedtime headcanons :D

I picture that Gil is the messy sleeper type, though he is not always like that, but I imagine that he sprawls a lot and poor Ray wakes up during the night to find himself with his partner’s legs over his stomach or sometimes he is all over him lol Anyway, Gil ends up in a lot of strange positions which also causes their blanket to be dragged his side or falling on the floor completely. It takes a while for Ray to go back to sleep after he is awoken, so after he gets up to pick the fallen blanket or pulling Gil closer if he finds him to close to the edge of the bed, the latter will wake up for a bit and say groggily that he is sorry for waking him after which he falls asleep quickly and being held close to Ray’s chest, with hopes that Ray can manage to keep him in place till morning.

And this is what I have been working for almost a day. This how I picture them when they sleep xD Please excuse this whole image, for I do not hold great artistic ability, thus I could only manage this, but I wanted to illustrate what I said above xD To any one who is way better at drawing than me and likes the idea, I would like to see your versions! Maybe you guys can make funnier poses :D

After spending a day filling a paper with the two of them so I can get used to their features, I ended up with this :))
Even so, I hope I made some of you smile and gave you cute scenarios with these two <3 (I should also be going to bed, cuz I have work in the morning…Expect more imagine if/ headcanons from me xD)

wow, so my first artist alley experience was super fun! i had a great time tabling with a friend of my (Silver Stag Cosplay @ Facebook as Best Jeanist) and it was at Chibi Chibi Con-from my hometown! i definitely learned a lot from my mistakes and feel really motivated to try and apply to more AAs as well as just like… draw more (besides literally dying from school :3c) 

uhhh, i do regret not talking to more to other artists there… i was partially kind of low energy on arrival due to my stressful week of school and also forgot to bring food, but huge thank you to @leaky-bun, @rosesignet, @roseduelist, and @jojolian for coming in clutch and being actual life saving angels with food and great energy TT <3 

thanks to everyone who came by, even to just chat! i saw so many cute cosplayers too especially from steel ball run OO: 

here’s my plugs now: im most active with my art on this tumblr or my twitter @ jellystraws so please consider giving me a follow! (although my twitter is also a lot of hockey shit posting-if you’re a fan of hockey, let’s uh… hang out, get some coffee, mayb go to a canucks game lmao) id love to get to know more of the AA folks and cosplayers at chibi :) 

anonymous asked:

re: tide pods- they're locked up bc HELLA people steal them bc they're so expensive. it's a really commonly stollen item and we had to do this when i worked at cvs too .-.

I get that lol, plus they’re not re-useable, so the same people who would steal them once would have to keep stealing them after using them all up ^^;

I’m just laughing really hard bc I work at barnes & noble and we have those same security sensor things (we call them spider wraps) and we put them on stuff that’s like $100+, like expensive electronic toys or the fancy collector’s edition lightsabers and stuff, and then I go to wal mart and see the same level of security applied to…..little laundry pods…..the dissonance is just really funny to me lmao (Plus they’re the only thing in the store that’s security tagged!! The only thing!! Something about that is really unintentionally funny to me ^^;


I just looked over the list of available majors at UT Austin and there is no major in their college of natural sciences available. I should have just applied to the college of natural sciences in the first place; I’m so frustrated. At this point I’m just going to go in as undeclared and hope there’s room in the classes required for engineering/natural sciences. 

i don’t give myself enough credit for the art progress i’ve made.

like i’ve always lived in this weird thing of being like, i wasn’t Bad at art when i joined the community but i wasn’t Good either. like i’ve always been hard on myself about my anatomy and style omg.

but like if i could apply the time and focus i applied to my paintings then to just my regular art now.

i’d be unstoppable.

They’re too nice to fight each other what are you even talking about.

Hades/Persephone AU, featuring the one and only Otayuri, the new OTP comin’ in to take over my soul and scrape all life and free time out of me. :’) I’ll slap some color onto this eventually, but for now it’s a lil baby drawrin. 

bonus ft. yuri as demeter because im hilarious ok

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it’s amazing how parents have the ability to ruin your day and self-worth completely with one 15 min phone call wow