this is literally the only kind of thing i know how to make in photoshop

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      So today, my Adfly account got deleted. Someone reported it, that someone was @fortheloveofsims4 / @xajxosimsaddicted / @justanothersimplayer or whatever this girl wants to call herself. 

     She’s against adfly, like I’ve never seen before, she’s been commenting on many creators posts that use adfly, trying to create drama. She’s a pathological liar and very stubborn. She commented on my post telling me to stop posting adfly links because they are bad, or she would “make me do it”. So I sent her a very kind and peaceful message, asking her to stop commenting on my posts and trying to create drama. Her response was not so kind, she insulted me in many ways, simply because I use adfly… She said that she would expose me to her “thousands” of youtube subscribers. I tried to explain to her why I use adfly and I told her that if she doesn’t like my content, to simply just not download it! She still didn’t understand and kept insulting me, so I blocked her.
     A few minutes passed and I received a message from other account, her “friend” saying that I made the biggest mistake of my life, because she has 1.8 MILLION YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS and she would expose me! (LOL) I answered telling her to leave me alone and that having 1.8 million subs was impossible, and blocked her again. So she sends me an image from ANOTHER account, with “proof” of the subs:

As you can see, she sent me a very bad Photoshopped pic, she put her name (not even with the youtube font) and her icon (completely out of the square limits the youtube icon has lololol), and it seems her 1.8 million went down to 500k…. but anyways. I replied saying that the pic was photoshopped from aviatorgamez, and this was her reply:

Of course my first thought was, “this girl is crazy!” and thought she wouldn’t actually do anything. But it seems she did. And it seems she’s the one behind all the reports on tumblr lately, every blog that got reported was probably because of her. I’m giving her the attention she wants, which I shouldn’t, but I just wanted to warn you about this person.

TL;DR

     My adfly got suspended because this girl reported it. I’ve lost all my earnings and all my links, I’m working at the moment in replacing them. I can’t wrap my head on how someone can do this to someone. I’ve done nothing wrong to anyone. I simply share content. I know it’s not the best way, but it’s the only way I can share it. Yes, I used 2 adfly links, which is very annoying, I understand. But earnings on adfly aren’t much, this way was a way of making a more significant amount. I am a student at University by day, I have a part time job by night, and on my free time I make cc for you, for FREE. I live alone, I need to pay rent, food, tuition, everything. The Sims and adfly have literally saved my life at times, because it was a little extra money, that helped me a lot.
     I’m not saying this for anyone to be sorry for me, I hate that, because I’m not the only one and there’s people with much less than me. I just can’t understand how someone is capable of just ruining someones work, just like that. Why can’t they just ignore and leave people alone doing their own things? If you don’t like something from a creator don’t download it. Why go to extreme measures and report them? Literally ruining a life of someone just for the sake of it. I truly don’t understand and I’m very very hurt. I’m sorry for the long text, I just hope some of you read it and understand my point of view. I’m sorry. 

icon tutorial

hey so today i’m gonna be teaching you how to make this icon:

requested by: a lot of people, mostly on anonymous

This is what you’ll need beforehand:

  • A screencap
  • Some kind of overlay/texture (You can find nice ones on deviantart, or you can do what I do and I look up ____ texture deviantart on google images)
  • Basic photoshop knowledge
  • A psd (optional) (this one is really nice)

please like/reblog if you used!! :)

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The Pluto Administration and how things went down.

I don’t know if anyone will see this who it will change any opinions for but I have been involved with the Pluto Administration since @promptguy​ put up the post for AI’s.


I thought it would be fun and it was. I got to play with Photoshop and PG was trying to create something beautiful and collaborative. Within days Charon appeared. I didn’t really pay them any mind because I knew they weren’t part of the plot. PG reached out asked them if they wanted to be involved and they said they didn’t but that they would stay out of it, he then asked us to ignore them, let them be. 


Everything was fine when people payed attention to this advice. When people did what they were supposed to do it was all cool but soon the problems started. There were too many people involved who had time on their hands and expected PG to be able to accessible at all times. When he wasn’t (as people are wont to be) they decided to act on their own. I don’t know who exactly did what but I do know that people decided it was okay for them to attack because “Charon was the one getting too involved”. This was the day before yesterday.

Last night before Charon even posted PG stepped down because he didn’t feel he had the time. He had stopped being involved for at least an hour before Ahfairehnuff went offline.

Now in case this is your first meeting with me, I’m Irish. I live in Scotland at the moment. Ireland has a terrible problem with suicide. I personally have lost people. I know that I couldn’t stand by while this all happened. So I started to try and find Ahfairehnuff. To the point where I had a breakdown last night because I was afraid I couldn’t help them. I didn’t sleep. This morning I finally was able to contact somewhere that could contact her. I did not do this lightly. Not only would it be bringing a member of staff into something that could easily distress anyone, but it also means making her feel watched, but the risk of the greater evil was too much. I couldn’t sit by and not do it. After that the lady who was super distressed by this as well called me back to let me know she was okay. 

All this time PG was talking to me too and he was terrified that what Charon was saying was true. People who joined an idea he had decided to cause trouble and he was the one carrying the burden. People blame him for what happened but he simply had the idea. You cannot control others and you cannot predict what you cannot expect.

As well as this, PG then showed me that Charon and Ahfairehnuff both had the same IP. I cannot explain how angry I was when I learned this. They had put prompt guy through hell in the last 24 hours and they were all the same person?

Do no blame prompt guy for this serious of events. He did nothing wrong. There was literally nothing more he could have done once this all started. I don’t know what cause Charon to do all this but I do hope that whatever it is they get help, but above all I hope that they do NOT cause this kind of distress to anyone else again.


anonymous asked:

Hello, yes, hi, I recently found your art and account and I love what you do. I'm turning 14 in April and I've asked for a drawing pad, but I have no idea how to use one as of yet. Have you got any tips or anything? Because I've wanted to try digital art for a while and your art makes me want to even more lmao. Thanks! - B.A.

BOI OH BOI DO I GOT SOME TIPS FOR U <3

(I’m not sure what kind of comp you’re going to be using, so I’ll list for both.)

FIRST: Drawing Programs; the free and the great.

-Firealpaca: Lightweight drawing program. I draw Recovery using this! It’s easy on the RAM if you have a weak comp/are paranoid about yours like I am, it is mainly for basic comic making, and has all the basic brushes you need (pen/pencil/airbrush/symmetry/etc). You can add your own brushes as well but they’re p basic settings. Has basic Animation/Gif making as well using Onion Mode! Layout is a piece of cake. Please note that If you leave it open for a week it’ll crash on you, even if you haven’t anything on it at the moment, and sometimes the brush sensitivity just stops working so you just have to close and then open it again. (Also I have no idea how to update it aside from deleting it completely and just downloading the new version from scratch, so thats a thing.) Mac/Windows

-MedibangPaint: This is basically FireAlpaca But Better. Has tons of screen tones, brush patterns, and tools. I don’t use it much because I’m used to FA’s layout and get confused with the the placement of tools in here, so if you can I highly suggest just going with this first. Also has basic animation/gif making! Has storage for the website as well, and you can upload more preset brushes. It’s v anime. This program has waaay more in terms of basically everything, so it just takes more RAM. NBD, you don’t have to have every brush downloaded from the storage ^u^. Mac/Windows

-Clip Studio Paint: Okay this one isn’t free, it’s a pricey one, HOWEVER once a year they take the price way fuckin down by at least 75%. Sign up for the email list and it’ll let you know when that precious day comes. It’s how I got it @u@, around christmastime? This program is basically MedibangPaint On Steroids. I do all of my digital-yet-tradition-style-painting on here! The brushes all have some neat af settings to play with, you can make your own brushes, has tons of screen tones, pre-made panels, and settings. You can save projects as basically anything you need, is a hardy program that almost never crashes, and It’ll take a nice chunk of space on your comp depending on how much memory you have but hey, its worth it. It’s much more complex layout-wise than the other two here, but you get used to it after playing around and watching tutorials haha.

-Mischief: It’s a 25$ app, has like four brushes and five layers only but is vector-based with an endless canvas. Not really worth having unless you like the vector thing. UP TO YOU. I spent forever with this one doing all that homestuck stuff, so it’s not really bad so much as it is a basic bitch. Mac

-MyPaint: I used this a bunch when I still did digital art on my windows laptop before I upgraded to a Mac. It’s easy on the comp and has plenty of brushes and settings. You can also get brush packages if you don’t feel like you have enough that comes with the program! Also has endless canvas; pretty sure you can just select an area and then export as is. I barely remember the rest but It’s pretty great. Windows/MacPorts(which I hate)

-GIMP: I hate this thing. I cannot figure it out for the life of me. It’s got loads of shit though, can handle layers, has plenty of brushes, and can do basic animation/gifs if you ever figure it out. Windows/mac

I’ve heard good things from paint tool SAI and Krita as well, but have never used them myself.

***You can always pay through the nose/use a student discount for the photoshop series and pay that shit monthly, those fuckers have literally everything, but I am a cheap college kid making minimum wage with a car payment; I’d rather just pay once/not at all.

TABLETS: treat that shit like a newborn babe 24/7

-I have literally only ever owned a Wacom Intuos4. It has lasted me six years, and at least five moves across many miles. I broke one of the cord ports the day I opened it by holding it wrong, have one left, and now treat it like it’s going to die if the cord moves badly. Please be aware that if you break both ports, you better either sodder it back together yourself or upgrade to smth else because it costs about as much as the tablet itself was bought at to be fixed. Good news, though, it comes with at least six extra pen nibs, has programable buttons on the side (that I have never bothered to use) and a scroll bar in case you’re too lazy to use the keyboard (…I don’t really use that either unless I’m just scrolling through tumblr LMFAO).

-I would die for a Cintiq.

HOT TIPS: its useful.

-most of the programs listed use the same keyboard shortcuts. MEMORIZE THEM. It’s pretty easy, since you’ll use em a lot. [cntrl/cmmd+T] lets you resize what you just drew on that layer, and [cntrl/cmmd+z] is undo. I use those the most, for obvious reasons.

-vector-based programs are pretty great because when you resize an image it looks prefect. You can’t do that with a program that isn’t, so I just resize the base roughdraft and draw the lineart again on the layer above so I don’t get weird JPEG quality lines.

-You can use a ruler with your tablet, just slap it on and go, but honestly most programs have settings for that. just use those.

-You can also trace stuff on your tablet, so long as the paper isn’t too thick. I just scan/take a photo and then open it up in the program, though. much easier.

-SAVE CONSTANTLY. Art programs like to crash on you, even when they’re hardy and you have a good comp. make it a habit to quick save your work.

-Use a desk and have good posture. You’ll be able to draw a hell of a lot longer if you do. I personally keep fucking up my knees by sitting on my legs as I work out of habit, and don’t actually have a desk chair. Keep your screen at eye level and at a fair distance to prevent eyestrain and also neck-strain haha

-Chances are you won’t be used to the tablet right away. Most places you buy from say it’ll take a couple of months to get used to how weird it is to draw while not looking at your own hand, so don’t be frustrated If your drawings look a bit off at first.

-if you draw at least one thing every day, by the end of the year you’ll have improved exponentially. I literally made this blog to make myself draw once a day.

-don’t be afraid to check out speedpaints and tutorials. It’s always good to get more familiar with the program you’re using and new techniques previously unconsidered.

-get familiar with clipping layers. They are insanely useful; you clip one layer to the one below and then when you draw it only shows up on the drawing of that layer below. Shit is a godsend if you’re bad at coloring in the lines/lazy. The bucket tool is also really useful, and you can adjust the expansion by pixel so you don’t miss anything between the lines.

-experiment with your brushes, shit be fun af

-warmup your wrists before and after drawing. prevent swollen veins and such. dont want hand pain/numbness, its reaaaaally bad.

—basically if your hands hurt stop for the day.

-PNGS are for internet, JPEGS are for printing/fucking with quality (cough hack homestuck)

-resolution doesn’t have to be much more than 350 dpi if its just going to be on a webpage. Maximize that shit if you’re going to be printing, though. Especially if you put stuff on redbubble.

-DeviantArt has this thing called Sta.sh where you can dump art, keep it in perfect quality and just share it with certain people with a link instead of all of the website. Great for storing commission pieces, its the only reason I have DA in the first place.

-you get a different audience depending on what site you use for posting art, so keep that in mind for the kind of feedback you want.

-after awhile of drawing using a tablet, you may lose patience/forget that in traditional art there isn’t an undo button lmfao It’s cool; you don’t have to choose one over the other or anything.

-Honestly you can work around almost anything. You just invent new ways and techniques for yourself and you’ll do just fine.

Aaaaand that’s all I got for today! Thanks for sticking around <3

college boyfriend!mark

Originally posted by mayfifolle


  • soooo mark strikes me as the type of guy you’d wanna date in your early twenties
  • he’s like the sweet gentle type that you date for a long time, take home to your parents, plan your future out with ya feel
  • unlike the rest of my boyfriend scenarios, i really like the idea of mark being like normal mark
  • not famous, going to school mark
  • now you meet mark bc you two happen to take a really obscure class together
  • like,,, there’s maybe ten people in the entire class (you’re kind of lost as to why it even exists tbh)
  • but hey, it’s the only alternative for another class you didn’t make the roster for, so you’ll take what you can get
  • on your first day there, there’s only like three people in the entire lecture hall so you’re confused af
  • you end up walking up to the first person you see and you’re like “yo, i’m here for my class but i think i have the wrong place”
  • the person’s head is hung down as they write out something in their notebook
  • but then they look up
  • you’re momentarily shocked by how pretty this person is bc like… damn
  • he smiles like “oh hey, yeah this is the place. don’t worry, it’s this small all the time. i’m mark” 
  • and he holds his hand out for you to shake and as soon as you touch palms you have to hide your shocked expression bc!! boy has some soft ass hands!!!
  • besides the callouses on his fingers his touch is as gentle as his smile
  • you tell him your name through a strangled breath and he repeats it to himself before smiling at you again and you’re still trying to figure out how someone could be this nice and beautiful
  • “do you want to sit next to me? i can help you catch up on anything you need help with” he offers, but he’s already pulling out the seat next to him and how could u refuse hah..haha
  • you plop in that seat so fast
  • you two end up going over his notes for all of three minutes before he starts inquiring about you and your major and your plans for the future
  • in fact you two are so lost in what you’re talking abt that you only realize the professor is there when she drops a book on yours and mark’s desk with a raised eyebrow like “yall done”
  • you and mark are blushing so hard lmao
  • throughout the whole class tho, you can’t really focus on anything besides mark beside you
  • you notice every time he moves, or every puff of breath that leaves him when he’s focused on writing down the professor’s words as she barrels through her lecture at lightning speed
  • when the class is over, you’re all over the place bc you only managed to capture half of what she said and you couldn’t put any of the information you had into something comprehensible
  • you stand next to your desk with a pout on your lips, not noticing until his breath is on your shoulder that mark is peeking at your notes
  • “that doesn’t look very… that isn’t exactly… do you need some help?” mark is so disheartened looking at your notes that he literally can’t help offering his own to you
  • but you’re so thankful and you’re like “thank you thank you!!! how can I repay you?”
  • and mark is pretty adamant that you don’t need to pay him back, that he’s just being a helpful classmate, but then as you’re taking pictures of his notes he just,,, “do you wanna go on a date? i-i mean a study date. you know. to study. the material. for school”
  • of course you can’t say no to the cute blush on his cheeks and the stutter in his words and omg is he biting his lip what the fu
  • “totally!! i’ll give you my number and you can text me whenever you’re free” 
  • you two exchange numbers and you’re on your way
  • this turns out to be a mistake bc it’s only twenty minutes later when you’re headed to your next class and all you can think about is him
  • your hands keep fiddling with your phone and even your friend in that class is like “are u good”
  • you wanna text him so bad tbh but like you dont want to be weird or anything
  • and then like as soon as you get out of class to go get lunch your phone buzzes and you nearly get whiplash from how fast you look at your phone
  • mark: are you busy later? its never too late to start studying
  • i mean… you just got out of that class like two hours ago but oF COURSE MARK YOU’D LOVE TO
  • you’re not even surprised when the entire study date turns into you two just getting to know each other
  • he tells you about how he loves music, how his roommate jackson is always trying to get him out of his shell and it kind of hits you that mark isn’t the type to do things like this
  • the fact that he’s stepped out of his comfort zone to hang with you is so endearing that you kind of just sit your chin in your palm and watch him lovingly as he talks about his interests and you’re pretty sure “i’m so attracted to you??” is written across your forehead but you don’t even care
  • at the end of the date, he walks you back to your dorm, and before you can disappear into your room, he grabs at your hand gently
  • his hold is unsure, but he looks determined, even if he’s incapable of making eye contact
  • “was it just me or was today more of a date than it was studying?”
  • you just nod, your smile widening as he rubs the back of his neck when his palm grows sweaty in yours
  • “would you… maybe like to do that again? the date part of course. i mean we can study too if you’d like, honestly as long as we’re hanging out-” “I’d love to mark”
  • it’s official, you’re dating!!
  • you’re surprised how quickly you fall for mark too
  • weeks pass and you two basically spend every waking minute together
  • if you aren’t physically beside each other, you’re texting, or calling, or thinking about the other
  • while you two haven’t had the talk abt official titles, you secretly look at each other like that
  • it’s only evident one day when you’re talking to jackson, in his and mark’s dorm room while mark gets dressed for your date
  • jackson is telling you how he’s known mark for a while now and he’s never seen him act the way he does when he’s with you
  • “i think he’s really serious about you… but are you serious about him?” jackson asks, and you can’t hate him for asking bc you know how protective he is of his best friend
  • but his question is so out of the blue that you take a minute to think about it, your mind kinda lost on you as you try to think up a satisfactory answer
  • and then it all becomes clear to you, like a cloud parted over your feelings
  • “i’m really serious about him. it’s early but… i think i really want to be with him for a long time. he makes me feel so warm and happy and he’s not like any guy i’ve ever known. i feel like mark… is the one”
  • and then a smile cracks across jackson’s face before he turns his head to something behind you, and you turn your attention over your shoulder to see mark smiling with literal stars in his eyes 
  • “you were right mark. she passed my test”
  • when you realize what’s going on your cheeks immediately start burning, and you deliver a few blows to mark’s shoulder but even through the pain and complaining he can’t stop how happy he is
  • he keeps the cheesy smile the whole night oml you have to kiss him just to get him to stop
  • besides mark being the cutest boy ever he’s also a little (big) shit
  • always playing some kind of a prank on you
  • one time he convinces you he’s turned your favorite white sweater green with a picture of said sweater looking bright lime 
  • and you’re so mad but he just smiles at you and flutters his eyelashes like “im sorry, you still love me right??” 
  • and of course you’re still mad but you reassure him with a forehead kiss and then he laughs and goes “i didn’t ruin your sweater, youngjae helped me photoshop it so it looked like i did”
  • he gets so many bruises that day
  • but his friends make up for it by teasing the shit out of mark
  • his friend jinyoung has a plethora of embarrassing stories about mark that you could just sit there for hours listening to how mark broke his finger playing bop it
  • mark’s youngest friends, dance majors yugyeom and bambam and computer science major youngjae see mark as the older bro of their friend group as mark is the oldest, so they kinda see you as their older sister
  • therefore, you are not unaccustomed to unannounced visits from the three at all hours of the day
  • yugyeom is always asking you to criticize his dances, bambam always asks you to help him study, and youngjae honestly just comes over to sleep bc his roommate is super loud and he never gets a moment of peace
  • in return, you use them for everything
  • all you have to do is say “do this” and they’ll do it bc they love u so much and they have to pay you back somehow for how much they bother you
  • even when mark is over and you two are trying to have some time alone they’ll still stop by and won’t leave despite all the urging to
  • the amount of times you have to call either jaebum or jinyoung to save you has gotten out of hand
  • but even then you don’t mind bc honestly they’re like family to you now, and you love them too much to ever hate being around them
  • in turn, mark is really aware of how special you are to him and he makes sure he lets you know
  • if you’re sick, mark is skipping all his classes to take care of you
  • even if you protest he cannot be persuaded
  • if he really can’t miss a class or has an exam tho, he’ll send one of the boys to take care of you and of course they do so at the drop of a hat
  • makes sure you’re caught up in schoolwork, and always offers to help you study for big tests bc he knows you have a hard time doing so by yourself
  • if you’re too lazy to go grocery shopping he has no prob going out and doing it for you
  • he’s just such a doting bf like he doesn’t mind doing whatever you need done
  • even tho he doesn’t always say “i love you” with words, you can tell just by how he treats you
  • he says i love you when he asks if you’ve gotten enough sleep in the middle of class, and when you shake your head no, he lets you nap and promises to explain the lesson to you later
  • he says i love you when he makes you dinner bc he knows you’re too busy with homework to make it for yourself
  • he says i love you in all of his own little ways
  • but when he does remember to say it, it’s always said with such warmth and fondness that you have to take a second to collect yourself from the utter cuteness before you say it back
  • overall, mark is a loving, caring bf and he’s the best never let him go

other boyfriend!got7:

boyfriend!yugyeom

boyfriend!jackson

Hufflepuff!Joshua and Slytherin!Jihoon Hogwarts Headcanons

A/N: I’m sorry it took forever but I finished it and I love both of these boys so much.


HUFFLEPUFF!JOSHUA:

•literally the sweetest boi, I cri
•When he was put in Hufflepuff no one was surprised because he spent the whole train ride there being his gentlemanly self
•Helping people with their luggage if he saw them struggling or having a hard time carrying their things
•Holding doors for everyone- the ladies and  gentlemen
•Bc let’s be real Joshua Hong don’t care about your gender he just wants you to be happy and comfortable
•The lady with the snack cart rolls around to his section of the train and asks if he wants to buy anything
•And he’s like “oh no thank you, but hi what’s your name”
•Cue Joshua befriending the lady and learning her life story and the names of her 6 kids
•The lady is like “can I give an award to your parents for raising you to be this way”
•And Joshua is like !!! “My parents are great I’ll tell you why!”
•He tells the lady everything about his family and is so happy and  enthusiastic and the woman is almost in tears she’s so touched
•She’s all “if you need anYTHinG don’t hesitate to find me”
•She low key leaves him a bunch of snacks without charging him
•And he’s like “oh she must’ve left these, how nice” and shares with the other students around him and adfghjk  can you tell I love Joshua Hong because I do like who doesn’t
•I stg it’s impossible not to love him
•BUT ANYWAY
•FLASH TF FORWARD
•You know he’s one of the Prefects for Hufflepuff because like who else is more qualified? Soonyoung? No ma'am. Not unless we want a dance party every time people are trying to study in the commons room.
•Is really helpful and caring over the younger students and if he sees they’re getting frustrated/sad/homesick, he’ll just go full out dorky and get them to laugh
•Student: *is sad*
•Joshua: “Wanna see how high I can sing?” *SCREAMS*
•Student: *not breathing enough because of how hard they’re laughing*
•If anyone questions his prefect method of handling things (which is usually in a casual and memey way) he’s just responds like “well it’s a good thing they didn’t make you prefect, you obviously have no idea what you’re doing”
•*air horn noise x1000* KILL EM JOSH
•if he’s really worn out or just generally feeling down after a long day, he’ll go to his bed and slide his guitar out from the space under his bed frame and play really relaxing and beautiful melodies and sing along
•And EVERYONE KNOWS JOSHUA DOES THIS BC IF YOU HEARD THIS ANGEL DO MUSIC THINGS WOULD YOU KEEP QUIET? nope
•So if someone hears Joshua playing in his dorm room from the commons room it’ll be a chorus of shuffling and whispers of “he’s playing again! Everyone hush and listen!” Until everyone literally stops what they’re doing to listen to his beautiful voice and rhythmic guitar playing.
•Joshua wonders why he finds most of the Hufflepuff kids asleep in the commons room the next morning like “how did you all manage to fall asleep here?? Why wouldn’t you go to bed?”
•And Seungkwan and Hoshi are all “wELL yOU know these couches are so comfy ahaha”
•And Joshua is just like “ …k good to know”
•Everyone knows that if Joshua is ever up late playing pretty music it’s because he’s feeling down so they make like an organized system so that the next day, everyone is nice to him and only good things happen.
•Someone’s clumsy owl is flying straight for Joshua? Hoshi jumps and grabs it out of the air and then runs tf away so Joshua doesn’t notice anything happened.
•Some jerk looks like they’re about to start a fight with him? Seungkwan “accidentally” drops a vial of newts urine on the jerk.
•Seungkwan: *hair flips* “hmm… sorry bout that” *walks away*
•Joshua: “??? Are you okay? Let me help you”
•Joshua would literally help the guy clean himself up OBLIVIOUS TO THE GUY’S ILL INTENTIONS TOWARDS HIM and the guy would be like “WHY DID I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS ANGEL, I MUST PROTECT HIM”
•And this is how everyone comes to love Joshua
•Because how can you not?
•ALSO
•Joshua was talking with some random Hufflepuff kiddo about Naruto and a pureblood Hufflepuff walked by and was like “wtf is a naruto”
•And joshua was like “bro its an anime how do you not know this”
•And then the pureblood kid was like “wait what is anime?”
•Joshua immediately calls for a Hufflepuff house meeting
•“Okay guys it’s come to my attention that some of us aren’t aware of a certain reALLY awESoME thing called anime so we’re gonna have a marathon of a handful of them. I chose Fairytail, One Piece, and Haikyuu for tonight, let’s do it!”
•Half the kids are like “hECK YES”, and the other half are like “??? If it makes Joshua happy then sure I’ll stay”
•Some kid: “what about Yuri On Ice??”
•Joshua: “what ABOUT Yuri On Ice?”
•Another kid: “wait doesn’t Jeonghan kind of look like Victor?”
•Joshua: “omg, you’re right. no one tell him about it but let’s Photoshop his face onto Victor and fill his dorm with copies of it”
•The kids: “Joshua aren’t you supposed to be nice”
•Joshua: “I’m nice to you now hush Natsu is about to breathe fire”
•A couple of days later Ravenclaw!Jeonghan (at this point in time his hair is dyed silver and is longer like in the Mansae era) storms up to the Hufflepuff dorms with hands full of crumpled Victor posters, demanding to see Joshua
•Joshua is just like “oh it must’ve been one of your ravenclaw kids, us Hufflepuffs know not to start trouble”
•Jeonghan: “what do you mean you don’t start trouble, you have Seungkwan and Soonyoung in your house”
•Seungkwan: “LISTEN VICTOR GO BACK TO YOUR DORM”
•Jeonghan dyed his hair black and cut it shorter the next day
•All the Hufflepuffs were snickering and Joshua was like “doN’t make fun of him”
•Joshua: “hey Jeonghan nice hair” *knowing smirk*
•Moral of the story, everyone just wants this memey boy to be happy and loved, and he definitely is. Even by Jeonghan.

SLYTHERIN!JIHOON

•don’t make fun of his height unless you want to be hexed.
•Literally the other Slytherins call him “Prince of Hexing”
•He really likes hexes the best because they’re worse than jinxes but not at bad as curses
•They’re just the right amount of “don’t fuck with me, I dare you”
•Is also a prefect like Joshua,  but more because he’s really smart and good at handling situations that require leadership (like who could be the leader of a subunit with memes like Seungkwan and DK and not be a good leader smh)
•The other houses are like “woah this guy is hardcore”
•But his Slytherin kids know he’s a softie :)))
•Jihoon: “hey quit running in the hallway, who do you think you are”
•Actual translation of his emotions: “don’t run in the hall because someone’s gonna get hurt and I’ll be upset if you guys are in pain”
•He’s soft. But disguises it well.
•NO ONE TELLS HIM THAT HE’S SOFT UNLESS THEY WANNA BE HEXED THO LMAO
•Unless you’re like already good friends with him and just picking fun at each other and are like “aww you’re a cutie, ya know”
•Jihoon’s cheeks will flush brighter than a tomato
•Also the sleeves of his robes are a lil too long for his arms so he has constant sweater paws and it’s the cutest thing
•I’m not saying that he has a prank war with Gryffindor!Seungcheol but that’s exactly what I’m saying
•All the stereotypical negativity between Slytherins and Gryffindors has been channeled into pranking each other.
•For the most part it’s Slytherins Jihoon, Jun, Minghao, and Chan vs. Gryffindors Seungcheol, Vernon, and Mingyu.
•This war was initiated in the dining hall on one fine day *ba dum tss*
•Seungcheol may or may not have slipped a love potion into Jihoon’s drink (literally just for shits and giggles like he had no real reason to, he just wanted to see what would happen)
•the next person to go talk to Jihoon was Hufflepuff!Soonyoung
•Let’s just say that after a very accidentally romantic conversation between the two, that Soonyoung still has a crush on him lol (who wouldn’t)
•Soonyoung: “SEUNGCHEOL THANK YOU”
•Seungcheol: “??? You’re welcome?”
•Meanwhile Jun, Minghao, and Chan who were at the Slytherin table at the time never let Jihoon live it down
•So Jihoon is like “alright revenge time”
•So he plans to hex Seungcheol because like. that’s just what he does, he’s Prince of Hexes.
•He goes to the stadium one day because he left his bag behind when he was leaving quidditch practice (his position on the team is beater) and was like “oh God my homework is in there, what if it rains???”
•What a cute studious boy
•But yeah he’s getting his bag from the stands and thought that no one else was in the stadium but there he is. Choi Seungcheol. Out on his broom practicing (He’s the captain of the Griffindor quidditch team).
•Jihoon is like “welp it’s now or never”
•But he finds himself hesitating.
•he realizes that if he hexes Seungcheol, the role model for the Gryffindor kids, how is that going to reflect on their opinion of Slytherin kids?
•And Jihoon does NOT want anyone fucking around with his kids.
•So instead of putting a painful hex on Seungcheol, he turns Seungcheol’s originally black hair, very very pink.
•And he just leaves the stadium.
•Seungcheol meanwhile has no idea that this has happened, because he’s intensely practicing and there’s no mirrors around because it’s a stadium
•He only finds out when he walks into the Gryffindor commons room, vry tired from practice, and goes up to his dorm which he shares with Mingyu.
•Mingyu sees him and loSES IT
•He can’t even say why he’s laughing because he’s laughing so hard
•Seungcheol is literally about to throw hands when Mingyu just shoves a hand-held mirror in his face
•Seungcheol stops moving and just thinks really hard.
•And he knows that it was Jihoon. he knows in his sOUL that it was Jihoon.
•Mingyu is like “its okay man do you want me to fix it?”
•But Seungcheol is like “no. let’s have the rest of the school see what he did”
•Mingyu: “pffft okay, princess bubblegum”
•Seungcheol: “right back at you, Cheeto”
•Mingyu: :/
•ANYWAY BACK TO JIHOON LMAO
•I got side tracked whoops
•The next day in the dining hall (because yes this is a high school, it’s just for magic and stuff, so like all high school dramas/movies, shit is gonna go down in the caf)
•Seungcheol walks right up the Jihoon who’s sitting at the Slytherin table and is like “like my hair? ;)))”
•Jihoon is like “yeah, it really suits you”
•And Seungcheol
•My boy, Seungcheol
•We know how he gets a lil reckless when he’s competitive
•So Seungcheol says “I’m surprised you could even see the color from all the way down there”
•Before Jihoon can stand up or react or do anything, Seungcheol’s pink hair is covered in an apple pie
•An apple pie that Slytherin!Minghao just happened to be taking to Jun who was sat further down the table
•Jun: *yelling at Minghao in Chinese* “omg my freaking pie!!”
•Minghao: *yelling back in Chinese* “it was fOR A GOOD CAUSE”
•Seungcheol is just standing there. And on the inside he’s thinking “fair move, Slytherin”
•And he just turns and gives Mingyu and Vernon a certain look full of determination and a lil bit of craziness tbh
•they know what Seungcheol wants them to do lmao
•Cue Mingyu’s look of horror and Vernon’s biggest smile
•Vernon stands on the Gryffindor table and yells loud enough for everyone to hear:
•"FOOD FIGHT!!”
•And metaphorically speaking, shit hits the fan. Literally speaking, Minghao is immediately pied in the face by Jun.
•Minghao: *still yelling in Chinese* “WE’RE ON THE SAME SIDE”
•No but forreal everyone in Gryffindor and Slytherin are throwing food across the cafeteria at each other.
•And you know how in the dining hall there’s just four really long tables, one for each house? Well the Slytherin and Gryffindor tables are the outside tables.
•Which means they are throwing food OVER the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff tables. and a lot of food begins to hit these two houses too
•Jeonghan and Joshua just make eye contact and nod and then everyone is in this fight
•It lasts for about fifteen minutes until the professors can get it under control
•When the professors ask who started it, everyone knows about Seungcheol and Jihoon’s feud, so the finger is pointed at them.
•While sitting in Dumbledore’s study, its dead silent but Jihoon and Seungcheol are shooting glances at each other every couple of seconds
•Until they finally make eye contact and bust out laughing
•“did you see Seungkwan get knocked out of his chair because Vernon threw a whole chicken at him?”
•“Of course but did you see the look on Jeonghan’s face when Wonwoo smeared peanut butter into his hair?”
•Dumbledore walks in and is like “I see you don’t regret your actions, but you’ve made a special bond with one another, so I’ll let you off the hook this time around”
•Seungcheol: “wow, really?”
•Dumbledore: “lol no, you two get to clean up the whole dining hall, without using magic. But that’ll give you two more time to get to know one another and realize you’re more similar than you think”
•So Jihoon and Seungcheol spend the whole night cleaning, but they also talk the whole time, too.
•By the end of the night it’s like they’ve know each other their entire lives.
•The next day, Jihoon sees Seungcheol in the dining hall and smiles at him and everyone is like “…what. Jihoon just smiled at someone. and it was seuNGCHeoL. Are they friends now?”
•But everyone just goes along with it and no one holds any grudges.
•Except for Minghao @Jun lmao

anonymous asked:

The phototogs camera automatically saves data (such as location and time). In order for that basic information to disappear you have to swipe the info from the photo. If I were to send you a photo I took with my camera, you'd be able to tell the time, date, camera, lens, and my camera settings. So if they ever want to manipulate a situation, they can just edit the photo as they please. Doesn't take much time in Photoshop or another editing program as needed.

Even if a picture has been manipulated via photoshop the metadata that you refer to is still there; an image will clearly show that unless the metadata’s been deleted.

I know because when I did my cursory research before responding to my anon regarding exif data I found an example of this.

The point I’ve been making and I believe my anon was getting at is that If a photos metadatas been deleted it’s because there is information either the photographer or likely the publisher (pusher in the case if some RK pix) does not was savvy viewers to know….in the case of these pix of Rob and Kristen it seems obvious that they don’t want us to see that a photo has been altered via photoshop.

Which as you said is not that difficult to do.

My favorite argument from the other side regarding photoshop is their constant screams of where’s the original picture. What they refuse to learn though I’ve shown the videos here is that one can create a wholly original picture using only aspects of other pix.

Find a background you like, find subjects (ppl) to put in the background. You don’t like the faces on those subjects…change the face.

These things can all be done quite easily if one has the knowledge and time…and If one is talented it wouldn’t even take that long to created several pix…

And say one has access to pap pix. Not all pap pix sell paps take 1000s upon 1000s of pix. Let’s say said person also knows photoshop or knows ppl that know photoshop. Doesn’t take a genius to download several pix and create the story so many are desperate for.

What we know about RK is they aren’t ever going to waste their time going after anyone for pic fuckery. They don’t ever set the record straight. They’d spend most of their days tied up setting the record straight.

Here in the states if you sue for this kind of misrepresentation it’s on you (RK) to prove your point. The only real way to prove their point it to go on the record as to what the truth is. They don’t want to share the details of their personal life so until such time that pix like these along with their tabloid narrative are too egregious to be ignored, RK will just sit back and use it, I believe, to their advantage.

With that all said….I’m still not one that will automatically say just because pix have been noticeably altered that that means the pic isn’t primarily real. Some photo fuckery is extensive some is about minor touch ups. What I do believe is if they have to fuck with it…they are usually doing so in order to tell a story that the original doesn’t actually tell.

Why? Because the true story is boring. Because the true story doesn’t sell like so many pap pix that go in the garbage or get leaked via fandom sources.

One look at the literally 1000s of photos taken of Kristen & Julianne filming outside in NY, March of 2014 shows just how boring most pap pix are!

anonymous asked:

Hey, I have zero experience in drawing or any kind of manual art like that. But I've decided I want to try and learn even just the basics, but the resources online are sketchy and I have no knowledge to be able to decipher what's good and what's not. I really love your art, I know you probably get this a lot but where do you think I should start?

ALRIGHT alright alright I’m going to make this some sort of ”beginner artist” masterpost and include as many resources as I possibly can. I am going to assume you want to focus on the ”drawing” aspects of art since it can take many forms. Here are some pointers and resources I consider vital when learning how to draw, things I’ve learned from multiple art oriented courses. This is going to be a very quick and general thing and I’ll make some serious and properly drawn tutorials in the future (the drawings in this one are going to be embarrassing, try to only take the general idea from them) but to start off:

  • Before you jump into drawing in any particular style, learn your realism.

This is probably mistake #1 in many young art enthusiasts: they go straight into wanting to draw either anime, or a particular cartoon’s style because a stylized form of art is much more appealing to them than realistic things. Which is valid, but I’ll have you know in order to get any of those styles right, you have to learn the basics AND ONLY THEN proceed to use that knowledge to ”deform” said realism into any style you want. Be it learning from life drawing and observing, pictures online of real people or animals. When you look at a big household name in the artist world’s work, as flashy as their stuff might be, a trained eye is able to tell immediately if the person has proper anatomical knowledge or not, no matter how much they try to mask it with ”this is just my style.” Let me show you an example: 

(excuse the 5 minute sketches pls, note these are actually highly inaccurate (the knees should be placed lower on the second drawing and calves shouldn’t be as big as the thighs) but I wanted to demonstrate ”realistic proportions” in contrast to more of a stylized drawing in a really quick way, a google search for “human anatomy” will bring up much more accurate visual representations of all this so I highly recommend doing that)

But basically in order to play around with anatomy you first need to learn realistic proportions (you don’t need to absolutely master them or anything, but you need to know things like the distance between the forehead, eyes + nose and chin correlate, places where fat stores in comparison to where muscle stores, the size of the forearm until in reaches the wrist/arm are practically the same, arms + hands reach below the hipbone and halfway to the the upper thigh) and only then proceed to bend those rules to create your own stylized version of things, which means you get to play around with a lot of shapes like so: 

  • USE GUIDELINES

For the love of all that is holy make use of guidelines, whether with a light colored blue or red pencil if you’re drawing by hand or a sketch layer in Photoshop/SAI etc. They will help out so much when it comes to knowing where you should place each feature. Many people attempt to draw directly without them and while after a lot of practice it might work, to start off you really need to understand basic figure building.

(I’m literally drawing all these one drawing a minute excuse the shittiness I’m just trying to get the point across ahah gOD THESE ARE PISSPOOR)

  • Carry a little sketchbook with you if you can and draw strangers while riding the train, bus, etc. Just draw whatever you see.

It’s not only entertaining when you might be bored out of your mind but extremely productive to draw people, animals, scenery, anything you can see that you might want to sketch out for practice, you can. No better way to learn than real life. 

  • Take time to draw. And draw. And draw.

You will not learn or improve overnight, bettering yourself when it comes to art is an endless and ongoing lifelong process. But it won’t be due to osmosis, you gotta sit your ass down and draw as frequently as you can afford to (although excesses can be bad for you, learn to also take breaks and find comfortable positions because drawing CAN REALLY MESS UP YOUR BACK like badly and you don’t wanna end up hunched over because of it or with tendonitis) But believe me: practice makes perfect and if you learn to observe and understand why you’re drawing what you’re drawing, why are you placing that line where you’re placing it and start thinking in 3D, you will surely improve.

Now for the part you truly want to look out for -

RESOURCES

USEFUL BOOKS/AUTHORS

MATERIALS

BLOGS WITH AN INFINITY OF TUTORIALS

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Last but not least, some artists that inspire me beyond words and that might also inspire you.

I hope this helps!

Pretend

[read on ao3]

genre: fluff!!

word count: 5.3k

warnings: lil bit of swearing i think

extra tags: reality, gettingtogether, friendstolovers, firstkiss

summary:

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“Hey Dan,” Phil said suddenly, gripping his mug as he holds it under the coffee machine, his face lighting up in the way it does when he’s finally gotten the take on a video. “What if,” he says slowly, savouring the words in his mouth. “We pretended, just for one day, that we had no idea who the other person is?”

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Why I dislike The Fault in Our Stars

So, I’ve been getting a lot of asks over the last few months asking why I strongly dislike TFIOS by John Green as much as I do. And for the most part, all the recent askers have been surprisingly polite, considering the more aggressive ones I’ve received in the past on the subject. Anyway, I’ve answered a bunch of them separately, but I’ve decided to condense all of my theories, opinions and arguments into one succinct post.

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The ABCs of Death 2

I figured I’d take a different tack with this one, considering it has such a large scope for an anthology film, and give my thoughts on each short separately, assigning it either a PASS or a FAIL. I did see the first one and was thoroughly underwhelmed, as there was an equal number of passes and fails; but hey, maybe this one will serve as a much-needed improvement. Honestly, the boring opening with the Suspiria rip-off stock-standard music didn’t do much to get me in the mood. But without further ado…

A is for Amateur

Directed by E.L. Katz

This tale about an amateur hitman trying to bump off what I guessed was an amatuer porn baron (which, if it is, great title parallel) has already set a pretty high bar. It’s slick, stylish, but most importantly ultimately very funny and creative. My first exposure to E.L. Katz’s work was Cheap Thrills which I wanted to like but it ultimately left me cold, so it’s nice to feel enthusiastic about this short here. It makes me excited for his upcoming Netflix movie that’s to be released this year.

PASS

B is for Beaver

Directed by Julian Barratt

I’m a sucker for the found-footage genre, and I found this short to be amusing for the most part. The whole trope of the narcissistic TV presenter who hounds his crew is done very well here. Personally, my only problem is really that it doesn’t hold up technically. The special effects are a bit hoaky and the sound mixing’s a bit iffy, which I wouldn’t call out except found-footage is a genre that tends to rely on some kind of artificial sense of realism. The punch-line at the end was a bit forced as well. Nevertheless, I still think it suceeds at what it sets out to do, as I did say it still managed to be amusing.

PASS

C is for Capital Punishment

Directed by Julian Gilbey

An interesting little short about a small town that enacts vigilante justice on a supposed child-killer. It’s well shot, well acted and the gore effects are nice and over-the-top. The ending was a bit so-so, being rather predictable, but that’s no reason to condemn the whole thing.

PASS

D is for Deloused

Directed by Robert Morgan

This one is so fucking surreal and unsettling that I love it. It’s everything a horror short should be. The art-style and animation evoked a Hellraiser by way of Dario Argento kind of vibe, featuring a colourful aesthetic and heaps of interesting creature design. The animated shorts always tend to stand out, with Lee Hardcastle’s T for Toilet being one of the best of the last movie, and this is no exception. It could literally be its own feature length film, and I would not be opposed to the idea at all.

PASS

E is for Equilibrium

Directed by Alejandro Brugues

Quirk and tone seems to be the name-of-the-game here, as two castaways find themselves at odds with each other when a beautiful woman washes ashore. The cinematography is fantastic, with some great camerawork and a clever use of colours to show the characters’ descent into madness. The ending is also very funny, and not what I expected at all.

PASS

F is for Falling

Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

An israeli soldier has parachuted into a tree, only to be confronted by an Arab boy with a rifle. Honestly, this once just feels aimless. It’s well shot, but the tone is all over the place and it just ends up being really silly, not to mention that this is the first of the shorts where the bad acting really starts to show. It’s not an awful short, but it’s the first dip in quality.

FAIL

G is for Grandad

Directed by Jim Hoskings

Oh god, the acting in this. This short revolves around an old man and his grandson drinking by the fireplace. The actor playing the grandson is just… so bad… The whole thing has a Greasy Strangler vibe (mainly because Jim Hosking’s only feature is The Greasy Strangler), except it feels like it was written seconds before shooting started, because it’s just nonsense. There’s no point to it. It’s just shock for shock’s sake, which is ultimately how I ended up feeling about The Greasy Strangler, to be honest.

FAIL

H is for Head Games

Directed by Bill Plympton

This one’s obviously metaphorical, and if the not-so-subtle commentary on relationships and how both parties can destroy each other by playing the titular headgames doesn’t grab you, the animation style will, even if the short visibly struggles to fill its short running time.

PASS

I is for Invincible

Directed by Erik Matti

This felt like it was directed by Sam Raimi, with the over-the-top makeup effects and camera-angles. This segment, about a family trying to kill their demonically possessed grandmother to collect the inheritance was the kind of devilish fun I was hoping for from this movie. It’s got a lot of energy to it, thanks to a great cast, even if the lighting is a bit flat and the ending’s a little abrupt.

PASS

J is for Jesus

Directed by Dennison Ramalho

A father hires a private investigator to observe and kidnap his son for reasons that are both darkly comedic and bleak. This one’s really sold by a clever script and some decent acting. The cinematography’s a bit uninspired and the ending’s a bit predictable, but the story is solid and the short makes for an interesting watch overall.

PASS

K is for Knell

Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper

Beautifully shot and lit, employing a warm colour pallete, this short about a mysterious apparition in the sky causing the residents of an apartment building to go insane and kill each other is hypnotic and vivid. The sound design aids the suspenseful atmosphere, which is unfortunately let down somewhat by the hokay supernatural angle which ultimately doesn’t go anywhere. That said, on a purely technical level, this is definitely one of the best shorts.

PASS

L is for Legacy

Directed by Lancelot Imasuen

Some truly obnoxious editing really lets down what would otherwise be an interesting short about an african tribe and the scheming that occurs within, causing a beast to emerge. Not only do the constant cuts and whatnot make the story hard to follow, but they really do no favours to the aformentioned beast, which is clearly a bloke in a costume stomping around, causing people to turn into really bad photoshop effects. Once again, not a terrible short, but not exactly worth the watch either.

FAIL

M is for Masticate

Directed by Robert Boocheck

Gaining entry into the movie via the winning of a contest, this slow-mo horror show is hilarious, chronicling the journey of a madman on bath-salts as he tries to eat his way through a group of bystanders. My only beef with it is that I have a pet-peeve against obvious contact lenses, but that’s because I’m a prick. The short is still insanely well done.

PASS

N is for Nexus

Directed by Larry Fessenden

It’s Halloween, and some poor bloke is running late to meet his girlfriend. What transpires is a Rube Goldberg-esque sequence of events shot like a music-video. There’s not much to say about this one. You can pretty much guess how it’s going to play out, but the presentation is good enough that you won’t get bored watching it. Bonus points for the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to You’re Next.

PASS

O is for Ochlocracy (Mob Rule)

Directed by Hajime Ohata

This is fucking brilliant. In the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, the living dead, who’re capable of cohesive thought thanks to a new wonder-drug, mobilise and begin to put humans on trial in a courtroom where they sentence the survivors accordingly for their barbarism. It’s an interesting subversion on a seemingly tired genre that makes up for its lack of visual style by heaping on a large amount of wit and cleverness that always keeps you guessing. This feels like it should be a feature film. If I had the money, I would fund in a reanimated hearbeat (because I would have to have sold my kidneys).

PASS

P is for P-P-P-P Scary!

Directed by Todd Rohal

More like P is for P-P-P-P I couldn’t think of a word starting with P, so I contrived this weird homage to the Three Stooges in which three bandits on the run encounter what looks like Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade and his fucked up baby. I don’t know, I appreciated the visual style, but once again, it’s another short that has no point and never goes anywhere. It’s not interesting, let alone scary or funny.

FAIL

Q is for Questionnaire

Directed by Rodney Ascher

This one was probably the most unpredictable of the shorts. It’s insanely well-written and acted, and it’s nice that it’s not initially obvious at all where the violence is going to come from, plus the gore effects are decent and the ending is staged perfectly.

PASS

R is for Roulette

Directed by Marvin Kren

Eeeeh, this is another one I’m not too enthusiastic about. Technically, it’s not bad. It’s well shot and the art-direction is interesting, not to mention the acting’s not terrible either. The problem is that the premise isn’t really suited to a short film. It’s a game of Russian Roulette, but there’s a lack of context and emotional weight. When the big twist happens, I couldn’t tell you why it happened or why you should care.

FAIL

S is for Split

Directed by Juan Martinez Moreno

The short is easily the best edited of the bunch. The colour-correction and the whole Brian De Palma-esque split-screen technique is used to really unsettling effect. Unfortunately the short, with its extremely clever premise and execution, is let down by some bad acting and make-up effects, but I think the end-twist makes up for it somewhat, so it does eke over that edge.

PASS

T is for Torture Porn

Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska

I have not seen a Soska Sisters production yet, but their reputation certainly preceeds them, and this is what I assume a movie of theirs would look like. They try for suspense, but they give away the twist way too early, at which point it pretty much devolves into a strobe-fest that plays out exactly how you’d expect. It’s perfectly serviceable, but it’s nowhere near as clever, funny or engaging as the majority of these shorts.

FAIL

U is for Utopia

Directed by Vincenzo Natali

The premise is very Twilight Zone. Chances are you’ve seen something like it before. The casting is really what makes it work though, particularly with regards to the main character, who you genuinely feel sorry for even though you know exactly what’s coming to him. Not to mention the visual aesthetic is interesting. It was very reminsicient of the Robocop remake, which is definitely a way to go.

PASS

V is for Vacation

Directed by Jerome Sable

H is for HANG UP THE FUCKING PHONE!!! Man, you wanna talk shock value? This one takes a predictable premise and tries to make it work by making it as repugnant as humanly possible. I was just bored and repulsed with this one. There was nothing clever about it. The only thing I’d note is the guy playing the obnoxious friend was so over-the-top that he was actually kinda great. That said, this is probably my least favourite of them.

FAIL

W is for Wish

Directed by Steve Kostanski

80s Nostalgia never gets old, and this He-Man parody is perfectly cheesy and over-the-top with the bad acting and great special effects. It’s like a self-aware version of the Cannon Masters of the Universe. Another one that I would be more than happy to see a feature made out of, even with the incredibly dark as fuck ending.

PASS

X is for Xylophone

Directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

Jesus Christ, guess where this one’s going. If it takes you more than a second, you probaby wrote this short. It’s another one that’s technically well-made, but with an entirely predictable premise that it tries to overcome with shock value. It’s a shame, because the effects are good and that last image should be haunting, but we all saw it coming.

FAIL

Y is for Youth

Directed by Soichi Umezawa

There’s nothing better than a good J-horror, is there? There’s so much visual creativity to this striking short about a young girl venting about her neglectful parents as we see her dark thoughts visualised to surreal effect. It’s so great to see that this one doesn’t rely on shock-value either, with an ending that’s restrained yet still poignant. Definitely one of my favourites.

PASS

Z is for Zygote

Directed by Chris Nash

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck. They certainly saved the weirdest for last. Issues of neglect take a very insanely literal and absurd turn. The special effects are sickening, the acting is great and the cinematography is evocative as hell. That said, I think what really makes this work is the sound design. Holy shit, the sound design in this short makes it the most unsettling of the bunch. It’s definitely a strong note to end the film on.

PASS

Overall…

I found myself enjoying this one a lot more than the first. There was a lot more creativity on show, with a smaller number of shorts relying solely on shock value. Perhaps I had written this series off a bit too quickly. Maybe a third one would be absolutely perfect. Who knows?

Some women. Some dads. Some babies. Some pregnancies. Some people- the babygate masterpost.

One comment: if this gets to antis or formers or however they call themselves:

The Larries believe the baby is FAKE not only because of 1 or 2 or 3 bullet points, but because of ALL OF THEM. Don’t come to me saying bullet point 77 can be attacked while you are still unable to give me a logical explanation to the other 176 points. Thanks.


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A few days ago, I hit 500 followers, and I had you guys vote on what you’d like to see me make! It was a close tie between this manip tutorial and a FC directory, and while that’s still in the works for the future, this is something I’ve been wanting to post for a while. I’m excited to show you guys the deep dark secrets of gif manip making.

These are the gifs I’m starting with:

And here’s what I’m ending with:

note: for the sake of this tutorial, I am using two gifs that I made myself, but I often just find ones to use from gif hunts.

Instructions under the cut!

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Imaginary Boyfriend

AU Prompt: You’re my neighbor and your grandparents are coing to visit and you’ve apparently been feeding them a lie about how you’re dating me to get them off your case so could I please be your pretend date for like two days you will pay me in concert tickets and mac and cheese

“Let me get this straight. I just have to hold your hand and you’ll give me Muse tickets?”

Dan stood at his doorway leaning against it watching his neighbor beg him to do possibly the most ridiculous thing he’s ever been asked.

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We're All A Lil Gryles af

Honestly Gryles has been a thing for so long and to this day I still look at pics and think, “Lmao they didn’t actually do that w/e” but then I realize I’m wrong and instead there is real life celeb royalty realness 

god give me strength as I take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the saddest non-photoshopped images of gryles

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Digital vs Traditional

Since my little foray back into traditional media and coming back to digital (and this time was way less frustrating than the last couple times I tried to get back into acrylic paint) I thought I’d say what I think the strengths and drawbacks of digital and paint are. I think it’s worth putting out there since often I feel like people aren’t giving one or the other a fair shake, because they have way more experience with one or the other.

Digital Pros

  • Fast, you can set up a digital canvas as quickly as your computer can rev up photoshop or whatever program and be ready to go
  • Versatile, just about every look is possible with the right combinations of tools and techniques, and once you know how to basically navigate your program of choice, each additional technique doesn’t take much to learn, even if it’s vastly different in effect and appearance. Techniques are more like recipes than anything.
  • No materials are wasted if you make a mistake or just feel like making something stupid, which is freeing
  • Infinite edit-ability, ability to grab pieces of things and move them, warp them, layer them, mask, etc., makes it easy to fly by the seat of your pants
  • Undo!
  • Sharp, clean, artificial looks that would be a pain in the ass to achieve otherwise are pretty simple and you can mix and match this with more organic effects too
  • Straight lines are as easy as sneezing, perspective grids can be done without too much pain (especially with something like Carapace)
  • Time saving techniques like templates, brushes and fonts that save time on otherwise repetitive art-job tasks
  • Stabilizing tools for digital inking
  • Works are generally easy to post online or print, they are already in the right format or can be converted easily
  • Set-ups to deal with visual problems or disabilities are easier - you can zoom in without putting your nose in your work, you can use the color dropper if you have color perception differences,
  • Thousands of drawings only take up the space of one hard drive, storage is no problem

Digital Cons

  • Lag can kill the vitality of what you are working on
  • Smaller tablets force you or train you to draw small and from the wrist/fingers which is not necessarily the best
  • Tablets have less sensitivity than traditional media tools
  • Disconnect between where you look and where your hand is can be disorienting and difficult to get past and cintiqs are stupid expensive
  • With so much choice and freedom it’s actually pretty easy to get stuck doing the same thing over and over because you already know how to do it and exploring more of your choices is daunting and it’s not always immediately obvious what you can do, what options are buried in menus
  • Grass brush syndrome - people can start recognizing repeating patterns or other signs of artificiality and if artificiality wasn’t the point it can really bring down the quality of the work. Such patterns can also look very out of place or strange

Traditional Media Pros

  • Once you learn the medium, the medium will suggest the look, it’s more like dancing with a partner, which means sometimes you can let them lead, instead of always telling it what to do. Very zen!
  • Happy accidents! When you lose control of the media sometimes amazing things happen, or just nice little things you didn’t plan for. There’s an element of randomness involved because of all the variables
  • Infinite variation in minute details, like in texture, how paint was smeared or how it dried, etc.,
  • Fidelity. Extreme detail of brush stroke or line weight can be achieved because of the control you can have over the tool’s position in space and the pressure you apply to it - these aren’t subdivided into exact levels - and it all happens instantly
  • Tactile feedback - you can feel the materials you are using and use other senses in the process to guide your actions and control the tools
  • You can see what the materials are doing and take action before things become set - washes can be blotted at, additional paint can be added to a wet canvas, etc.,
  • Even if doing a 2D painting, there is an element of the third dimension that you can manipulate
  • Everything can be art materials and everything can be tools. You can paint on just about anything, you can paint WITH just about anything, you can use costume jewelry, plastic swans, bottlecaps, yarn, beads, coffee, whatever you want, you can use it and many media are routinely combined
  • You can make beautiful useful objects if you want (I crochet so of course I mention this)
  • You have an object left when you are done, which you can keep or you can sell the original

Traditional Media Cons

  • The variation that can make it exciting also makes it frustrating - the tiniest changes in how you do things can get different results
  • The fidelity also can be a problem - things your hand does that wouldn’t matter in digital can translate into undesired effects, so where you might have gotten more control, you can end up with less
  • If you really get into it, you will be compelled to hoard materials like some kind of dragon hoarding aging tubes of paint instead of gold and you will covet strange tools that your family doesn’t understand and they will try to buy you gas station crayons instead
  • No going back, no undo (though sometimes you can paint over it, sand it off, etc.,)
  • Takes planning unless you really know the medium and can think several steps ahead on the fly
  • There’s a little less transfer of skills between looks - not none, mind you, but if you know photoshop you can do both watercolor or blocky linocut-esque looks, it’s as simple as changing the brush you use, but if you know watercolor you’d be as lost as everyone else when handed a block of linoleum and a carving tool
  • Takes time to learn, and practice uses up materials, which can be scary because oh no I paid 5 bucks for that piece of paper
  • Takes time to set up and more time to clean up and care for tools and put it all away.
  • Some media can’t be left unattended once you begin using them (acrylic will dry and ruin your brushes forever, but leaving them in the water will also bend them), so sessions can’t be easily stalled or stopped
  • Takes space for materials, for working and for the results - and some material require additional space for ventilation
  • Some media and tools are literally hazardous - you can hurt yourself in more ways than merely getting repetitive stress injuries!
  • If you want to make prints or post online you have to photograph the damn thing or scan it and clean it up which is a whole other skill

Cost

I’m putting this separate because it’s not a pro or con of either. With digital, you likely already have a computer, so that cost can seem invisible, but the cost of a tablet, good work computer and software can add up. There’s a common misconception that you pay that upfront cost and then all the works you make are free - but computers don’t last forever, you’ll need to upgrade eventually, so the cost of your machine and equipment is a real cost of doing business. Traditional media can still be more expensive, depending on your media of choice, but not always and not necessarily - the feeling of “wasting” materials is more visceral (which is why I mentioned it above as a con to traditional) but you can easily think of it as the upfront cost you pay toward the work you’ll be making in the future, much like the cost of a tablet and good video card. But it’s also not uncommon to need a computer for other interests, so it can kill two birds with one stone.

The Mixed Blessing

Traditional: You can make things that look uniquely good in person! (iridescence, foil, translucent effects, tactile experiences) … But that means people will have to see it in person, which may only happen once in a blue moon - whenever you have a gallery showing, have company over, or if the item is wearable, on the occasions when you wear it in public. Still, what an opportunity to make in impression, even if it’s not all the time.

Digital: You can make things that look uniquely good on screens or specifically in the context of the internet! But it has to be seen on a screen and outside the context of the website it was meant to be on it may never pack quite the same punch. It may even become dated as the website it was meant for becomes dated. Such works can be pretty ephemeral, though the impact on people can last in their memories for far longer.

My final verdict

Originally posted by idiot-eden

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(i used pictures that had people of varying skin tones/ethnicities, since the main purpose of this tutorial is how to reverse whitewashing but i tried to make this be applicable to all kinds of black and white pictures)

so, a lot of this is going to change depending on the individual picture you’re dealing with (and for all i know, this looks awful. i am literally red-green colorblind and just Trying My Best TM). anyways, i’ll be describing what i did on the first picture, then i’ll go through and say what i did differently on the others. overall it’s just about the same process, but like i said, it all depends on the specific picture you have. and now: here’s what i did to undo the damage on these lovely pictures of these lovely people:

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Reasons to love the HTTYD fandom

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1. People come from around the world to celebrate and scream over dragons! We can talk with people on the other side of the planet about the same thing we love. Native languages in the fandom include American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lituanian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tagalog.
2. I am HTTYD.
3. Toopliss. Come on. We have an entire tumblr blog dedicated to Toopliss.
4. If you need some great Toopliss humor, watch this.
5. HTTYD creative writers are prolific and talented! HTTYD is the eighth largest movie fandom represented on FFN.net, with over 12,800 fanfictions posted on this site alone!
6. Our fandom is full of deep, pressing questions. We have had multiple lengthy discussions about how Hiccup takes off his flight suit pants. Because how he pees is really that important to us.
7. But we actually do have really heart-felt conversations. HTTYD is full of incredible depth, and fans tap into all the themes, emotional heart, and understanding the stories bring.
8. The author of the books, Cressida Cowell, gives wonderful, kind replies to fan emails. Not every fandom has such amazing interactions with their Queen.
9. Here’s Hiccup reaching up to touch a NASA satellite, Bill Cipher, a violin, a shoe, and a toaster.
10. Frankly, we Photoshop just about anything. There’s a reason why we keep asking everyone if they’re on dragon nip or something.
11. All major memes make their way into the HTTYD fandom with wonderful results.
12. Stoick the Past jokes.
13. Sending everyone who posts a Stoick the Past joke into the Grounded Dungeon (at least until the rebellion).
14. We can pick up on the smallest quotes from the movies and quote every scene to each other in hilarious ways.
15. We’re nerdier about dragon stats and information than Fishlegs.
16. Breathtaking fanart, emotional fan comics, glorious coplays, and gifs of every part of every movie and television episode out there. HTTYD fans know ART through and through!
17. I mean seriously just look at gifs like these.
18. At least a third of the fandom seems to mysteriously have their hair cut like Hiccup’s.
19. A fandom-wide adoration of John Powell’s music. (DOOOOO DOOOOOOO REEEE MI MIIIIIII. DO MI SOL REEEEE MI MI!)
20. We regularly swear by Norse gods. Why use boring old English profanity words when you can scream, “FOR THE LOVE OF THOR ALMIGHTY”?
21. If we see a rocky island or anything Norse, it automatically gets pulled into HTTYD fandom posts.
22. For that matter, we can hear the word “dragon” from a mile away.
23. DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS.
24. Jay Baruchel, amongst other actors, find HTTYD an incredibly meaningful milestone in their careers!
25. Fans know how to laugh and make jokes with everything, but we also know how to sap out feels and respect the serious issues within the story. We know how to shed tears of laughter to tears from feels.
26. Thanks for nothing, you useless reptile.
27. We have such a WEALTH of fandom materials! We’ve got / going to get three movies, four seasons of a tv show, four movie shorts, three series of graphic novels, twelve books plus a dragon guide, video games, and more. 
28. I feel like the fandom is accessible and we can make friends and get to know the people in the community! I have made some extraordinarily close friendships because of the HTTYD fandom. It never feels like I’m talking to just some random url, but a person I’ve gotten to know. I know the personalities of so many people on this fandom and I’m always excited to get to know more.
29. Every time I see a fan going through some struggle in the fandom, I see so many people reach out to encourage them, sympathize with them, and help them out.
30. Just watch this post for encouragement. <3
31. Buttcup and frog legs wrapped in bacon.
32. Late night Netflix marathons when new episodes of the television series are released. Excited screaming, liveblogging, and discourse exploded the night Race to the Edge came out.
33. We have AUs ranging from the modern world to mermaids under the sea to crossovers with Rise of the Guardians to fusions with Jurassic World to just about anything you want to imagine.
34. Never forget the day we got “neville longbottomed by a goddamn cartoon.”
35. Only we understand what it means to leave s’s out of words. TOOTHLE! PLAMA BLAT! - the tableboy of Thor(s)tonton.
36. We all live in the magic of flying in the skies on the backs of dragons. What could be more aweing, inspiring, and incredible than that?
37. Pain, love it.
38. We’re such a community that we’re actually trying to organize an event where people get together across the USA or across the UK and geek out about HTTYD 3.
39. The Dragons fandom has a wide range of perspectives and a hoard of incredible analyses. There’s a blog dedicated to all the thoughtful things Dragons peeps say.
40. We arrange fandom events like chats, streamings, Secret Odins, and Snoggletog gift exchanges! We literally celebrate our own holiday with Snoggletog and give everyone some nice yaknog. :)
41. Many of us have had HTTYD profoundly, literally impact our lives.
42. When Hiccup says “This is Berk,” it sounds to us like, “This is home.” Our home.

come back to me o4 [jungkook&you]

Summary: you didn’t expect for Jungkook to forgive you, when your last words to him were i hate you. but you had no idea that his memory would erase everything about you, let alone have his fair share of hating you.

a/n: ugh i hate myself. i had to erase and add and erase and add and yeah okay done talking bye lol i guess i kinda suggest listening to photograph by ed sheeran hhahaha

part o1 part o2 part o3

Originally posted by jungkookau

Baby steps — first stages in long or challenging processes; in which it is that you’re slowly doing with Jungkook. Time takes to heal, therefore you’ll take baby steps in having him remember you and bring him back. You miss your friend—and the only person you now know who can make your heart beat endlessly.

The first few tries was difficult, since Jungkook had no interest in wanting to get to know you. He’d push you away and remind you countless of times that he has a girlfriend whom he loves ever so much.

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VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

“So, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day, loverboy?” Stiles asks, glaring at his overstuffed burger, trying to figure out the best way to take a bite out of it without making all its contents fall out.

“You know, nothing much. Kira’s coming over. We’ll have dinner with my mom and then we’ll hang out. Nothing too wild. We’re staying in,” Scott replies, licking his lips after having magically figured out how to angle his jaw for maximum burger enjoyment.

“Yeah, ‘staying in’ is code for ‘marathon sex’.”

Stiles picks two french fries from his plate, stalling for time before trying the giant monstrosity of a burger.

“What?” Scott shakes his head, leaning back in his seat. “Nah, man. It’s a full moon tonight, I don’t want to risk it. I know my control is good, but… I just want to be safe.”

Stiles twists his face in an incredulous pout. “You’re scared of turning furry in bed? But you told me she liked it. In great detail, should I add. Seriously dude, I know a lot about your dick, we should be worried.”

Scott face turns an interesting shade of pink, pursing his lips in a way that means he’s trying not to smile. He fiddles with the straw of his drink nervously.

“She does like it,” he admits, his eyes going a little hazy, before he shakes himself. He snaps his attention back to Stiles and adds, in a lower voice, “But it doesn’t mean I want to lose control tonight. All the other times it happened, I wanted it and she wanted it. I don’t want to accidentally bite her butt or worse. I want to be myself.”

“Fair enough,” Stiles says, shrugging, trying real hard not to look guilty about momentarily picturing Kira’s butt in his mind.

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