I don’t know how common this knowledge is, but I haven’t come across anything about it on tumblr yet, so I’m gonna talk about the iconic scene when Ciri goes back to Kaer Morhen – specifically when she reunites with Yennefer. My Polish is poor, but I know enough to know this:
Though Yennefer’s second sentence is pretty much the same as in the English audio (“you’ve grown beautiful”), “córeczko” translates to “daughter” in English, and in English (and all other versions I’ve seen so far), Yennefer does not say it at all. It’s just a little funny when Geralt has directly called Ciri his daughter in-game but not in the books, and Yennefer calls Ciri her daughter in the books but not in-game. Also slightly relevant: Ciri calls Yennefer “mother” etc in the books, but never “father” to Geralt.
And yeah, I am aware that this is the game, and I don’t wanna come across as a “read the books!!1!!1!” person. But the games are a continuation of the books, and one of the strongest and most important relationships is the bond between Ciri and Yennefer. A child was the one thing Yennefer wanted most and it would have been nice to help establish their relationship just a little bit more in the game this way.
I’m not sure how game!Yennefer comes across to the average person if they didn’t know her connection to Ciri. Do they know she’s just a mom trying to find her daughter? that she’ll do anything to find Ciri because she’s that important to her? that she’s more complex than just some raging bitch??
I’m guessing they couldn’t get away with removing it in the Polish version, or if they didn’t want to in the first place, why did translators remove it in English/other translations? They kept “little sis” (siostrzyczko) for Triss, though. If they wanted to remove one affectionate familial word, couldn’t they remove them both?
So yeah, it’s one word. But it’s an important word.
A playlist for the day when you’ve been wronged for the last time and decide to cross over to the dark side. [listen]
castle - halsey // the driver - bastille // the devil within - digital daggers // control - halsey // seven devils - florence and the machine // everybody wants to rule the world - lorde // sail - awolnation // monster - imagine dragons // bones - ms mr // once upon a dream - lana del rey // yellow flicker beat - lorde
lmao idk what im doing with my life.this is super short sorry. feel free to request whatever, i’m usually good at writing when given a prompt, this was just a shitty sample tbh. sorry lol.
Dan walked into the lounge, settling onto the couch. He is completely oblivious to his mate, Phil, sitting on the opposite side of the couch, watching his every move intensely. For the past two days Dan had been ignoring Phil almost entirely, and now it was starting to really get on Phil’s nerves. It all started the other day when Dan confronted Phil for being “too touchy” in their latest gaming video. Phil attempted to calm the younger boy down but it just snow balled into a huge argument.
“I don’t want them thinking we’re gay!” Those were the last words Dan yelled before slamming his door.
But now they were sat on the same couch, Phil staring at Dan as if he was prey. “Take a picture. It lasts longer.” Dan mutters, shifting in his seat.
Phil sighs, and scoots over on the couch so he’s now next to the younger boy. “I’m sorry for upsetting you.” He says softly.
Dan ignores his comment.
“You can’t ignore me forever, Bear.” Phil watches as Dans face fades into a bright pink.
“Watch me.” Dan turns his head from Phil, crossing his arms.
Phil removes the space between dan and himself, so now their sides are touching. Dan doesn’t move.
Phil raises himself to the smaller boy’s ear, “I love you.” He whispers.
Dan quickly turns to him, kissing the boy with so much passion you’d think it'd been locked in there forever. As the shock melted away, Phil kissed back, slipping an arm around Dan and dominating the kiss. They shifted so Dan was now straddling Phil, softly grinding the space between them. Phil’s lips moved to his neck, softly biting and kissing the sensitive spot. The younger boy whimpered under Phil’s touch, making Phil groan.
It makes me sad when people write off Keith as a total jerk. It might be my ass projecting on him but I see him as someone who's kinda awkward and seems stuck up cause he's not really good at socializing. I mean I know he's fiery and impulsive and says the worst things at the worst moments but I don't believe he's a complete jerk yknow?
Yes! Like don’t get me wrong, I love seeing varying characterization in fanworks. If you want to headcanon Keith as a bit of an asshole then that’s okay! You just have to convince me; one of my absolute favourite VLD fics has a more aggressive Keith characterization and I fucking loved it because they built up his backstory in a way that it made sense. It wasn’t just coming out of nowhere, y’know?
Because yes, Keith can be impulsive sometimes. But it’s usually only when he’s been riled up by something or someone else. He’s a very direct kind of person so he’s not stupid, he just doesn’t really go do things in a roundabout way when just going from A to B seems faster. So it annoys me when people overexaggerate how badly Keith will perform as the Black Paladin because, yeah, he doesn’t want the role, but he’s aware of his own flaws and he would do his best if he ended up with that responsibility? Also c’mon fandom, the boy was the top fighter pilot, there’s no way he would’ve gotten there if he hadn’t shown leadership capabilities and if he had shown too many discipline issues.
What’s irritating is that sometimes a fanon interpretation gets popular and then people start making things according to that instead of going off what the characters actually are like in canon. They’ll treat fanon as canon and then get mad when the show doesn’t live up to their headcanons, or they’ll get annoyed at other people for having different headcanons. Or people will fixate on some moments the character has and ignore whatever doesn’t seem to fit.
I mean it happens in all fandoms but I notice this weird characterization happens a lot in Klance stuff (oh boy I’ve read a lot of fics lmao). I think it’s because people are really wanting to shoehorn them into the “bad boy type asshole character + flirty fun lighthearted not as serious character are in love” trope or whatever. Or Keith becomes this feminine-coded sex object for Lance to lust after. edit: or vice versa. Fandom is weird shit.
jfdkladj sorry I started rambling… can people tell I think about this a lot or nah
Edit I: Sorry, the video may not be available for a short while. Tumblr’s robot moderators took down the video because they said they “don’t allow sexually explicit content” to be uploaded (which is kind of ironic because I’ve seen straight up gay porn gifs on here but lmao whatever). I sent in an appeal to get the video restored, but it seems they haven’t gotten to it yet. Will just have to wait 😞
Edit II: Looks like the video is up and running once again! Thanks for waiting it out, everyone.
I am the Dragon and you call me insane? You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. You owe me awe.
How did you did color on those gifs on the posts you made for Steven Universe?
i’m literally so bad at answering asks (this has been in my inbox since i posted the aquamarine edit) but this is so easy when it comes to su and other cartoons. you simply just replace the original color with the magic wand tool. you click on the hair, clothing item etc and delete it and then fill the empty space with whatever color you like! hope this makes sense lmao.
Omg I love your edits! Do you have any tips for people redrawing/cleaning up images? I use photoshop a lot and I've been trying to figure out the complexity of after effects haha.
I do all the cleaning/redrawing in Photoshop! After Effects is solely for the animation part.
Here are my very bad tips:
1) Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool, not the Eraser
Eraser can get very time consuming with trying to get the edges and corners. I use the polygonal lasso tool to outline the character (if you mess up on a line, just press Delete and it’ll delete just that one line), then I just right click > layer via cut and delete the background layer. If the image is very large, I just go in sections around the character while deleting the background.
2) Use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush
I’m pretty sure anyone who does cleaning/redrawing often already knows about this but if you don’t, get to know them now!!
Watch/read tutorials on them and get to know how they work. That way, you don’t need to redraw from scratch or crop out something because you don’t know how to get rid of that damn speech bubble covering half the character’s face. Also helps a lot with redrawing screentones and gradients.
3) Something big you gotta redraw? Duplicate!!
So, in this edit I did, I had to redraw this damn sleeve (and the stuff the text is covering but we’ll focus on the sleeve here) because she was going to be in the center and a cut off sleeve would look weird
Welp. Duplicate the other sleeve, reverse, change the size, and apply the clone stamp where it is needed, erase around, then merge the layers once happy! Think of clone stamp in this case as something to ease in the choppy transition – sorta like fixing the blemishes
I like to use duplication when the redrawing involves something that is an object, is large, complicated, etc. Something that a clone stamp can’t really do without going through more trouble than needed.
So in this edit I did, Juuzou has this damn box covering the pattern of this strap so I gotta get rid of that and redraw the pattern but ain’t no one got time for that.
Soooo, after I remove it, I just duplicate one of the already present triangles, angle it and boom. I do the same thing again, switch it vertically to change it up a bit (because who is gonna notice tbh), and boom again.
Finally, don’t stress over small details
No one is going to notice probably especially if it’s a motion manga gif moving around like crazy. Maybe more noticeable if it’s just a still cap but don’t stress over small details I still do it though I spend hours on dumb details no one will notice. So if that clone stamp ain’t cloning the right shade or pixel or whatever, don’t worry. Just get the general image of what you’re cloning down. No one is gonna notice that one wrinkle is going the wrong way unless they’re a bitter critic then good luck
Hope that helped!We need an appreciation day for all people who clean/redraw manga……
1. how did you learn to edit pictures?
i dont remember really!!! i’ve been using ps since like 2013-ish when i used to make marvel fandom edits and stuff like that so i think i just used whatever tutorials i could find at the time.
5. who is your least favorite character you’ve ever made?
i dont really have a least favorite right now!!! least interesting tho is probably sofia lmao im sorry like she’s pretty and everything but i never gave her an interesting story or anything im a terrible sim parent.