this is my favourite submission by far

Galra Guard: What the hell are you doing?

Lance: The Vulcan neck pinch?

Galra Guard: No, no, no, stupid, you’ve got it much too high. It’s down here where the shoulder meets the neck.

[Lance changes hand position]

Lance: Like this?

Galra Guard: Yeah!

[guard falls to the ground]

Lance: Thanks.

Spirited Away And I

Im not sure if i am the only one who has experienced this;

One of the first films i ever watched was Spirited Away (I am 14 and have recently finished my journey through every single Hayao Miyazaki film) and a few years after watching it i had lost almost all memory of doing so. But through out my primary school life i had recurring dream/nightmares involving the character Noface and Yubaba’s bath house. I passed these dreams off as my imagination and thought nothing more of them. However i constantly had the vaguest idea that what i was dreaming about was a film i had watched when i was younger. With this thought in mind i questioned my Dad about the film he said he had no idea about what i was talking about. (my description must have been very poor as he too is a huge fan of the film and can easily identify it when its being described) Due to my Dad’s shared cluelessness i gave up my search for the source of my mysterious dreams once again. However a year or so later when sorting through my families colossal DVD collection i found the box for spirited away. At the time i did not realise this was the film which contained the material my childhood dreams were based off however i did have an interest in the film. So i put the disc in and watched the film. Upon the realisation that this film had been in the back of my mind for so many years i began to cry with joy. It is very rare that i do cry in happiness but this film made me. I remember vividly i watched Spirited Away every day for a week after being reunited with it and each time i discovered a new layer to the film. 

Spirited Away is a true masterpiece and is by far my favourite film ever created. Not only is it an astonishing cinematic experience it dragged me on an almost decade long journey to rediscover it and for that it earns bonus points for sentimental value.  

My ex introduced me to League a few months ago, and I’m lucky I still like it. He used to get tilted really easily and take it out on himself and others. He’d even go as far as to flame the enemy team or be toxic. I thought it was just tilt behaviour, but he turned out to be abusive. I’m really lucky that there’s nice people in the community that I’ve met, or I would have ended up ditching one of my favourite games. (Oh, and he ended up being a Yasuo main. Tragic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

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After a little over four and a half years, Felidae is still probably the favourite of my Charr, and definitely my prettiest lioness. She’s not the biggest fan of humans, but she’s pretty much ready and prepared to go save Divinity’s Reach when that patch drops. :)

She also wants to say thank you to all of you - nearly 840 followers now! I’m in a bit of a tight spot as far as real life circumstances go but I’m slowly saving up for a giveaway, though it’ll be smaller than my last one. <3

Get To Know Me Tag!

Why hello there fine stranger! Having been tagged by @dotson12340 I am now spending my Friday night in the most fantastic way possible…writing alone in a dark room on my laptop. So, here is more than one could ever want to know about me!

Rules: Must answer the questions below and tag 20 of your very own followers to answer them themselves.

Name: Amber 

Nicknames: I mean I have a few, depending on who it is! My friends and history teacher call me Amberino, which kinda sounds like some samba dance to me but since I need an A in history I let it slide. My boyfriend calls me “smol bean” mostly because I am 5 foot 4…but I don’t even like beans. I’ll have to ask him why I’m a bean. My grandparents call me Amber-lance because of their boundless humour and my boundless clumsiness, while my best friend calls me Amberlicious…like the pizza. It’s complicated. 

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio …November baby!

Height: I think I answered this before, 5 foot 4, though I’m 5′5 on a good day!

Orientation: I’ll let you know when I know myself…

Ethnicity: White British, though to be honest it doesn’t even do justice to how pasty I am. In my Year 11 leavers’ photo I look like an extraterrestrial snowman. 

Favourite Fruit: Banana, or as I call it, the *trusty* banana. Not even a euphemism, I just love a good banana…. *wink* 

Favourite Season: Spring or Autumn; I like being able to wear comfy hoodies without freezing, however in the summer I burn like a crisp. (Last summer I went to the beach and I thought I had baptised my body in enough sun cream to be spared from Satan’s rays, but nope! I forgot to plunge the back of my knees in that white goo, which ultimately resulted in me walking like a cripple for the next week.) 

Favourite Book: Oh boy, I remember when I had time to read books, back before Year 13. And well, given that I haven’t read since the sands of time decided it was impossible to enjoy life without plunging into impending doom and missing my university offer I am going to tell you the next book I want to read. That book is Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. 

Favourite Flower: Gosh I don’t know my flowers…pretty ones!

Favourite Scent: Gingerbread and clean sheets, just perhaps not together…

Favourite Animal: Anything smol…little piggies, little doggos, lil’ tortoises  

Coffee, Tea or Hot Cocoa: Hot Chocolate every time, unless I have an exam to cram for and then coffee is my last hope. 

Cat or Dog Person: A cat person, I’ve spent the last year plotting a scheme to make my boyfriend’s cats like me, though they are very high maintenance felines and Socks still runs away from me, despite my best efforts to appease him. 

Favourite Fictional Character: Having not read any books recently I really don’t feel educated on this topic. Therefore I am going to wimp out and say that since I am on Season 2 of Game of Thrones (I am behind the times) Ayra is my favourite character! 

Dream Trip: Travelling through Europe. Although one day I would also love to visit Canana. My history teacher is from Canana and she is ever so lovely!

Blog Created: I am guessing, but I want to say late January or February 2016. 

Number of Followers: As of today, 35,817 wonderful people follow my blog. 

What Do I Post About: I really think the dynamic of my blog has changed over the last year or so that I’ve been posting. At the beginning, I used it as a method of dealing with the anxiety and depression I was facing at the time. This largely anonymous blog was a method of releasing negative emotions and thoughts that I didn’t feel I could continue to burden my friends with. However last summer I met my now boyfriend, and he was a huge help in coaxing me out of a dark time. At the end of the summer when he went back to university, this blog became my venting space for the challenges of a Long Distance Relationship. Nevertheless, sometimes I just post completely random poetry on here, things that I’ve written and would like to share as well as the weird and wonderful thoughts that simply pass through my mind. 

Do I Get Asks on a Regular Basis: I would say yes, and I try to respond to as many as I can. I certainly read all of them. At the moment I’m not taking submissions as I am trying very hard to build up my own presence as a writer first. Though saying that, it is one thing I would really like to do. 

Aesthetic: I’ll be honest, I have no idea. If you’ve made it this far (god bless you if you have) why not drop me a comment or send me a message telling me which aesthetic you think my blog is! 

Favourite Band or Artist: Look, I’m not here to lie to you, I’m a huge Swiftie. I also love Ed Sheeran, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Simple Plan, Coldplay, Lewis Watson, Twenty One Pilots, Woodkid, Anarbor, Melanie Martinez, Arctic Monkeys, The Neighbourhood, The 1975, The Fray…I’m going to stop now, I have no doubt you get the picture. 

Fictional Characters I’d Date: Another fictional character question I cannot answer, one day I must return to these. 

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw! 

I really hope you feel you’ve learnt something new about me. Feel free to ask any questions! :) 

And now for the task of selecting twenty followers to continue this insightful and yet hopelessly time consuming trend: 

@brokenbrushpoetry  @anubhavkatyal  @bourne-fiction  @insideidiot

 @themostfabulouslesbian  @chipowtle  @evangelineblack

 @gypsyysister  @karefron  @mizu-no-you  @tiredunistudent

@isolatednotions  @onedaywriting  @z-l-writes  @a-girls-answer-to-the-world  

@spilledblackink  @mermaidmischief-blog  @jigaloo  @bananaqueen101

@horizontal-rainstorm

// A.S 

“Less is more”: a musing on the acting in SKAM

Posted on behalf of my actor anon, who doesn’t yet have her own blog:

Acting and actors appear in many shapes, sizes, and abilities but since SKAM presents itself as a drama series, I’m gonna focus on that regard. Also, this is my experience as an actress who clearly prefers dramatic acting, but it could be different for other people ;).

My experience in acting classes when I was younger is that you start out envisioning a character and making that as stereotypical as possible. You need to be a nerd? You push down your shoulders, start to hang back a little, tuck in your chin, slouch, put on glasses. A businesswoman means a straight back, shoulders straight, head up high, a strong position, in heels and direct eyes. Now that’s fine if you spend your time on a theatre stage; it won’t work on a camera unless you’re performing sketches. You look weird. Film is all about the less is more, especially so in regards to dramatic acting.

What I think what makes dramatic acting so different from comedic acting is the level of energy. In comedic acting, it’s all about timing, about sharpness, about being quick on your feet. That’s a little bit different in dramatic acting; you don’t want to make people laugh, you want to make people feel. And the most effective way of making people feel is to make it as realistic and natural as possible, because that’s what they react to in real life as well. You don’t spend energy necessarily on timing, but on making your body feel the emotions you’re supposed to portray. That doesn’t mean method acting per se, but to make it as real as possible it’s the easiest to try and make it feel real to you yourself, the actor.

This is where SKAM comes in: it’s praised for its realism. Now that’s mostly said for the storylines, the themes, the writing. But it’s also certainly the case with the acting. First and foremost, the reason why the actors are so good as they are is because of their age. The stories they portray are things they might encounter in real life, so it’s easy to tap into those emotions. Having 25 year old’s portray high school students doesn’t work because they are so far removed from that time, no matter how in touch with your youth you might think you are. You’ve simply changed too much since your high school years. Another strength is, I think, the level of trust between the actors themselves and the actors and Julie Andem. From what I’ve read in articles and interviews, is that Julie really cares about her actors and the stories they portray. I’d love to see her direct, because from what I see (especially in season 3 and most of the emotionally-driven stuff in the other seasons) I feel like she really takes the time with the actors to get them to their comfort levels and discusses what exactly the intent is in the scene. Why does he react that way? Why is she just taking this and what feelings does she feel at that moment? This way the actors know what both are feeling in the moment, and they can play around with that, and trust each other. Look, you can have chemistry with another actor right away, but trust needs to be build. If I’m doing this, can I count on you to give me your best shot and vice versa? This is important to do, because if the trust’s not there it is noticeable. You need trust to make it realistic, because (and this is the last reason of SKAM’s realism) SKAM relies on quietness. On the moments between dialogue. Fifteen seconds of lying in bed, looking up at the ceiling and really feeling that this is not gonna work out and how will I ever say that to him? On the other actor in the scene to trust you that you will finish your line, not interrupting to fill up that silence. On a girl that cries out of frustration on a bed, with her friends laughing outside that room, with no dialogue whatsoever. You can feel her happiness when she sees the facebook notification, and you feel relieved. That video of non-dialogue scenes by @reasoniwantyoutostay is a masterful expose of some of those moments in season 3. Silence is not awkwardness: it’s realistic. That is why SKAM is great. Less is more; they give the actors the chance to act, not just to say the lines.

 So those were basically my general ideas on the acting in SKAM. Once again, these are my opinions. I’d love to discuss. I might in the future write out my favourite scenes on a separate blog. Cuz I need to talk about Tarjei’s eyes (in a non-creepy way) and Lisa’s underratedness. 

This is my fan art of the characters in wolf song. I drew red in my own style and I drew the wolf in more your style. I love character design of the characters and I love the animation. I did draw this a while ago but I’m still new to Tumblr. These are by far my some of my favourite drawings and I’m really proud of it. Hope you like it.

danyedit: I love it! Your art style is really cute, makes Red look even more innocent ;o; Thanks so much for sharing, definitely feel proud because these are great! c:

 My final submission for my concept art class, character assignment. 3 characters -each representing a different body type- from The Mortal Engines novel by Philip Reeve. My favourite by far to design was Anna Fang, though I did love attempting to recreate Hester’s scar. 

(L-R) Chudleigh Pomeroy, Anna Fang, Hester Shaw.

tomasyri  asked:

Hi!! I love your art, and it's inspired me to do a few myself!! What would you say is your favourite one you've painted so far?

Sorry for the delay, this was a really difficult question! There’s no way I could choose just one, so here are a few of my favorites. I also love to hear that some of you are painting your own cards as well! Maybe some of you would like to share ;)? Ooh, maybe I could do a guest submission day or something??

tilttu  asked:

13, 23, 29, 47 and 56! 😺

13. how do you feel right now?

A bit slow, content, a bit meh bc Lucan is off to work soon but it’s fine!

23. fear(s)

Being abandoned, having rumors spread about me/people painting me up differently from what I am like, losing loved ones

29. favourite film(s)

Treasure Planet is my to go to when I feel bad tbh

47. turn ons

Biting, bruising, rough grips, when someone gives themselves over to me/showing submission, teasing, confidence, thigh highs, leather, mesh, roping/restrains, begging, hair pulling

A lot more than that but just to list a few

56. favourite food(s)

Pasta by far

trruefaith  asked:

hey!!

submission - gorillaz
homewrecker - marina and the diamonds
beetlebum - blur
everything hurts - king shelter
fill in the blank - car seat headrest
soundcheck - catfish and the bottlemen
pray for pills - small leaks sink ships
when - dodie
space dementia - muse
saw you in a dream - the japanese house

i kinda tried to stick to one aesthetic here but this is kinda all over the place again, it’s still probably my favourite so far though

send me a “hey” and i’ll make you a playlist based off your blog

Hey Spooks! Remember me? I’m Opera from the stream yesterday. I said I’ll make you a fanart. So yeah, There you go Zombie friskkk!! I love your all art Spooks. You are a very good artist. I want to be a good artist like you one day just…one day. Anyway, keep up awesome work! (You inspired me a lot! Zombietale is my Favourite AU Thus far) :)

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@opera25 Ahh it’s super cute Opera, thank you so much! And yes, never stop drawing! You can only get better, friend! :D