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Alright guys, here it is. I have managed to compile art from roughly the past ten years. This was quite the trick seeing as back in the day I drew only traditionally and rarely posted anything. I didn’t get a tablet until I was 18. 

So here is my progress as seen above. I’ve been drawing a lot longer, but this year marks ten years of posting online with my work. I was honestly hoping to see more improvement than I do with these and it’s a little disheartening, but I wanted to show you guys where I’ve come from, and hopefully you’ll be with me as I continue to work hard to improve. c: 

My old art is mostly up on my old Deviantart Hazumi-Yuki. Someday I’ll just nuke that account. XD

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I’m about to be Old On Tumblr; will you all please bear with me? Because I’d like to tell you a thing about the ‘80s. (Well, probably more than one thing.)

Right now we look back at the ‘80s and see bad hair and bad clothes and music of questionable aesthetic value and shake our heads. But, having been there, I can tell you there are basically two factors that explain it all.

First:

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Second, we were all aware that there was a non-zero chance we were going to be nuked in our sleep on any given night, and the odds of that seemed to be going continuously upwards, because our parents and their parents had elected a right-wing militarist to the Presidency. Reagan gave us trickle-down economics, the War on Drugs, union-busting, Iran-Contra, Antonin Scalia, condiments as vegetables for school lunch purposes, and an ineffective response to the AIDS crisis, but mostly what’s relevant to my point here is that he also gave us an all-out arms race with the Soviet Union.

In retrospect, it… kind of worked? The idea was to force the Soviets to keep up with US military spending, assuming the US economy could handle the increase and the Soviet economy couldn’t, and that’s basically what happened. But at the time, it was terrifying. Here we were, just getting ready to get going in life, and the world is getting more and more dangerous, and we’re invading Grenada, and there’s a proxy war in Nicaragua, and building more and more nukes, and working on this satellite laser system (that ultimately didn’t work) that’s supposed to shoot down the Soviet nukes but that’s just freaking the Soviets out and maybe will freak them out enough that they shoot first while they still can? and rattling every saber he could rattle everywhere else in the world. We were certainly not going to use our nuclear weapons first, because we were the United States of America and we didn’t do that kind of thing (hey, I was a teenager and not especially woke), but what if we scared the Evil Empire (Reagan’s words) enough that they made that first strike?

So… basically, there was a certain nihilistic streak to the pop culture of the ‘80s. When there’s a non-zero chance you’re going to get nuked in your sleep, you don’t worry too much about the future you’re probably not going to get to have.

Then 1991 rolled around. The Soviet Union spent the summer and fall disintegrating, and twenty-five years ago almost to the day it was officially dissolved and it was like a collective weight was lifted off us. Right then, right there, that was the time to be alive, because we were all going to get to live.  

For the next twenty-five years, every time I heard that song - the one in the video at the top of the post - I felt that lightness again.

In the eighth grade, my daughter had to write a paper on the Holocaust that gave her nightmares while she was doing the research. I comforted her as best I could and I was secretly glad of it because in the eighth grade, I had to write a paper on which four of these twelve people I would let into my hypothetical bomb shelter knowing the other eight would die and if she was writing about the Holocaust it was because for her, bomb shelters were never going to be a thing.

Today, I feel so… disillusioned? The weight’s been dropped back on me, the lurking existential dread is back, and I play that video and I want to cry because it feels like a promise has been broken.

Russia is under the control of one of the very few humans on this planet who missed the Cold War. He missed it so much he launched it again, entirely one-sided, on a much subtler and less expensive battlefield; he won it before we even noticed it was back on.

And the United States, in about a month, will be handing the authority to launch nuclear weapons to a narcissist with anger management issues.

I wasn’t kidding during the election campaign when I said that one reason I was supporting Hillary was that I was 99.9999% certain she wouldn’t launch the nukes because someone subtweeted her and I couldn’t say the same about Trump. 

The thing is, for all that I now oppose almost everything Reagan stood for, I recognize that he was still more or less on the Reasonable People Differ scale, and I believe that he would not have actually been willing to turn the planet into a wasteland of radioactive glass without something he considered to be a damn good reason and due consideration of other possibilities.

At 3 AM, all Trump knows is that someone said something insufficiently flattering about him and he’s going to make them pay. And a coworker of mine who’s ex-military, when I asked him what kind of checks and balances there might be if Trump decides he needs to show some other country who’s boss and calls for a nuclear launch, said “Do you remember that movie with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington on a submarine?”

Bomb shelters may be a thing for my daughter after all. And that’s one more thing I will never forgive Trump’s voters for.

So. Um. Hmm. 

For the sake of my own personal mental health… At least for a little while, I think I’m going to be putting out supports that personally make me feel nice. Or even like the angsty-but-happy-in-the-end kind of nice. This will probably end up being mostly cute girls falling in love. And it also kind of nukes the idea for a Corrinsexual-exclucively-focused update. Sorry about that. 

I love you all, and please take care of yourselves. If nothing else maybe my blog can become a tiny pool of happy gayness in an ocean of terror. I’m here for you all. We need to stick together.

Pokémon Moon, Episode 13: In Which I Assist A Known Criminal In Raiding A Reputable Organisation of Conservationists

Where were we? 

Oh yes. I had just returned to Aether House in what I thought was triumph, only to find Gladion there, screaming at everyone in the vicinity.

Something tells me this is not going to be the low point of my day.

After a rage-fuelled battle in which my Raichu and Toucannon narrowly manage to overcome Gladion’s powerful Golbat, Sneasel, and whatever the hell “Type: Null” is, Gladion calms down enough for me to figure out what the hell is going on. In perhaps the single cleverest feint ever executed by a Pokémon villain in the history of time, it turns out that Plumeria’s abduction of Yungoos was a ruse, intended mostly to draw me and Acerola away to Po Town.  In our absence, Lillie and her adorable little cosmic nuke were left with no one to protect them but Hau.  Now, Hau is admittedly not without his strengths.  Indeed, if anyone ever finds a way to convert optimism and doughnuts into a sort of tactical high explosive, Hau will overnight become the foremost military power in the known universe.  However, given the way reality has currently chosen to manifest itself, he couldn’t win a battle against the Rotomdex, much less Plumeria, and she was able to double back as soon as no one was watching and kidnap Lillie and Nebby.  Gladion is decidedly unimpressed, both at the fact that Cosmog was with Lillie all along (he apparently knows her), and at Hau’s failure to protect both of them.  If nothing else, his desire to keep Nebby out of the hands of his own employers seems to have been sincere.  Luckily, he not only seems to know where they’ve gone, but actually has a way to get there: he has a boat waiting in Malie City, and orders me and Hau to meet him there posthaste.  I momentarily consider the possibility that this is all some kind of complex bluff on his part – perhaps Gladion has been working with Lillie all along and is now luring me into a trap?  By this point I’m about 90% sure they’re brother and sister, so he could well be involved in her treacherous plot to rule Alola… but I also don’t really have a better plan than “spring the trap and use Hau as a human shield,” so I agree to go along.

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dazai-obsessed-bitch  asked:

I wanna know your tastes in food please? Thank you so much! :>

Well, we don’t really have time for square meals around here, so it’s mostly takeout or whatever can be nuked in the microwave between meetings and missions. I think I get most of my calories for the day in what I drink honestly. When I’m not busy I like to get as much protein as I can in (meat and stuff like that) so that I can keep up my strength/stamina.

Common Slang in Konoha.

Miss/Nuke: a criminal, derived from a missing-nin/nukenin. (This actual is a universal slang word, though Kumo, Suna and Kiri are the ones who really use miss. Iwa and Konoha use nuke. The minor nations are pretty diverse in it.)

“He’s a nuke man, give up on it!”

Red-eye: A cop, given most cops used to be Uchihas. (Mostly used in the slums or the civilian populace.)

“Did you see how the red-eye acted?”

White-eye: Someone nosy, or someone who knows too much. Based on the Hyuuga clan. (Mostly used in the slums or the civilian populace.)

“What are you a white-eye? Fuck off!”

Eat a Branch: Eat shit really. This is because of the First Hokage. (Universal, though very vulgar)

“Eat a branch asshole.”

PN: Paper-ninja. A nine to five worker. Mostly used on reports. (Used only by ninja.)

“The PN was so rude.”

Buggy: Someone mysterious and strange. This was created because of how the Aburame clan acts. (Mostly used by the slum or common populace.)

“Don’t be so Buggy!”

Slummer: Someone from the slums is also used for a petty thief.

“Hey, don’t talk like a slummer here.”

Street: The term used for how people from the slums speak. (Used by the military police.)

“Whys ‘hat?”

 “Me mum ain’t done nothin.”

 “Ah ain’t done it.”

Beastly: Means being possessive, or protective of people. Tends to refer to the Inuzuka’s canine instincts. This is actually a pretty positive slang term though it can turn bad. (Used by all In Konoha.)

“Man, you’re right beastly about you’re daughter, aren’t you?

A sad personal history of gay soap couples and why representation matters

Beware! Long post ahead. The latest #robron SL and controversy has me really down and I wanted to explain why–mostly so that I could understand, myself.

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Ryze Champion Update Feedback and Discussion

Hi everyone,

Ryze has a pretty thorough Visual, Gameplay, and Lore update headed to the PBE, so I’m here to get the discussion started on him. Since I mostly prefer to let players tell me how a newly update champion plays, rather than trying to tell them myself, I’m going to be pretty brief here on what the spells do, how they work, and why they exist.

Arcane Mastery (P)

  • Description: Ryze’s spells deal extra damage based on his Bonus Mana, and his maximum Mana is increased by his AP
  • Details: This passive is mostly just functional and is intended to be incredibly simple and low complexity. Some of Ryze’s other spells have a lot going on in them, so we wanted to keep this on the simple side.

Overload (Q)

  • Description: Passively, Rune Prison and Spell Flux reset Overload and charge a Rune. On cast, consume any Rune stacks to fire a line nuke that does magic damage; if two Runes were charged, then also gain a shield and Movement Speed.
  • Details: The basic principle here is that you can chain cast with Q between every other spell for maximum DPS, or hold your Qs for the occasional defensive/reposition option.

Rune Prison (W)

  • Description: Targeted, no travel-time damage and root.
  • Details: Pretty much the same spell we all know and love (or hate).

Spell Flux (E)

  • Description: Deal light magic damage to a target and debuff them with Flux, causing Ryze’s spells against the target to consume Flux for additional effect:
  • Details: This spell is on a really short cooldown, and using it effectively, especially when combined with Q and its effects, is likely one of the biggest challenges to master in combat as Ryze.
  • Overload deals extra damage and bounces to nearby enemies with Flux.
  • Rune Prison lasts twice as long.
  • Spell Flux bounces to nearby enemies
  • Spell Flux also bounces to nearby enemies whenever an enemy with Flux is killed by one of Ryze’s spells.

Realm Warp ®

  • Description: Ryze opens a portal to a target location. After 2 seconds, all allies near the portal are teleported to that location.
  • Details: This spell ranks up in range significantly with rank, and it has only 2 ranks. It’s definitely a little different that it only has 2 ranks, but we wanted it to be more gated in the early game and less so in the mid and late game, and we didn’t want allies to have to remember several different ranges of the spell in order to participate in using the spell effectively, so the 3rd rank was just cut out, and its range was put onto rank 2.

As far as playing Ryze goes, we expect that he won’t be incredibly easy to pick up, but that he’ll have some things you can gravitate toward on your first few games to propel you into higher mastery on the champion. Though you’ll be able to practice all of this at once as you go, I expect learning the champion to look roughly like this:

  • First time Ryze: masters weaving Qs between other spells
  • Beginner Ryze: masters using E combos effectively
  • Intermediate Ryze: masters using Q passive to effectively choose between maximum DPS and shielding/movespeed
  • Expert Ryze: Can differentiate when to use R to engage, escape, and pursue opponents.

Feel free to drop your thoughts below with your PBE experiences, or simply what you think of the new Ryze.

Cheers,
Repertoir

“It shouldnt matter who people vote for that shouldnt affect friendships”

Brah no if ur comfortable voting for trump youre comfortable fucking lots and lots of people over, youre comfortable with systemic racism, youre comfortable with violent misogyny, youre comfortable with a man who was WAY TOO interested in nukes being handed the ability to launch said nukes, youre comfortable with a person who thinks a fucking giant wall is even POSSIBLE let alone an ok thing to do, who genuinely believes hes going to force another country to build it. 

That tells me a hell of a lot about you. Mostly it tells me that I don’t want to spend time around you if I dont fuckin have to. 

  • Description: Ryze’s spells deal extra damage based on his Bonus Mana, and his maximum Mana is increased by his AP
  • Details: This passive is mostly just functional and is intended to be incredibly simple and low complexity. Some of Ryze’s other spells have a lot going on in them, so we wanted to keep this on the simple side.
  • Description: Passively, Rune Prison and Spell Flux reset Overload and charge a Rune. On cast, consume any Rune stacks to fire a line nuke that does magic damage; if two Runes were charged, then also gain a shield and Movement Speed.
  • Details: The basic principle here is that you can chain cast with Q between every other spell for maximum DPS, or hold your Qs for the occasional defensive/reposition option.
  • Description: Targeted, no travel-time damage and root.
  • Details: Pretty much the same spell we all know and love (or hate).
  • Overload deals extra damage and bounces to nearby enemies with Flux.
  • Rune Prison lasts twice as long.
  • Spell Flux bounces to nearby enemies
  • Spell Flux also bounces to nearby enemies whenever an enemy with Flux is killed by one of Ryze’s spells.
  • Description: Ryze opens a portal to a target location. After 2 seconds, all allies near the portal are teleported to that location.
  • Details: This spell ranks up in range significantly with rank, and it has only 2 ranks. It’s definitely a little different that it only has 2 ranks, but we wanted it to be more gated in the early game and less so in the mid and late game, and we didn’t want allies to have to remember several different ranges of the spell in order to participate in using the spell effectively, so the 3rd rank was just cut out, and its range was put onto rank 2.