Would you ever consider doing a tutorial how you draw legs? I'm in love with your style and looking at your stuff really helps me visualize how my characters legs look.
I’m assuming this is more geared towards my critter legs than the people legs, since… people legs are people legs. Let me know if I misunderstood!
I’m not sure I have a whole lot to say, but I can make a few notes about the types of things I usually draw the look from, but it’s a fairly simple point A-to-point B I think (though if anyone has specific questions, I’d be happy to answer)!
I use the same “lightning bolt” shape for basically all of my fantasy / anthro legs, because I’ve found this ends up being one of the more believable ways of melding bipedal plantigrade and quadrupedal digitigrade while still looking kind of animalish. This shape can be seen in the hind legs of most unguligrades very easily:
But you can see it in other tetrapods too, as long as you start at the hip and end at the toes:
But you might notice there’s different proportions to those, which have to do with the kind of locomotion the animal is adapted to. For example, the exaggeratedly long distance between ankle and toes in the deer, horse, ostrich are adaptations for a cursorial lifestyle. Playing with these proportions in your design influences how we may view a character. For example of my own, Marco (left) is a much more high-energy character than Alex (right), which I reflect in leg proportions, even with the same basic leg shape:
Those leg proportions also affect what the most natural default stance looks like. As in the above, the left has to have a much more dramatic bend to look natural than the right. A general rule of thumb is the higher the ankle, the more dramatic the resting bend in the knee. This isn’t a hard rule by any means, but it tends to help me make things look like they’re neither squatting nor about to fall over.
There’s a lot you can play with and I always like reading into things, so it may help to look up which muscles do what and what shapes come out of those. Look up plenty of critters and look at how their legs are set up, there’s a lot more base shapes to play with than my “lightning bolt”!
magnus strikes me as the more fatherly type in general like u just KNOW he would have been the Best Dad On The Planet if he and julia had had a child but when it comes to angus taako is definitely the more paternal towards him like magnus tends to act more like a big brother who playfully teases him a lot but taako’s the one who mentors him and calls him “pumpkin” and screams “THAT’S MY BOY!!!!!!!” when he’s proud of him and idk where im going with this post but i just love this sweet sweet fantasy family
one of my really good friends seems to have some fantasy of me wearing/dressing up as a girl. while im not opposed to crossdressing, though ive never done it myself, its gotten slightly more aggressive over time. from just doing cosplay for a con, to more recently full on make-up and even saying i should grow my hair even longer (its nearly down to my shoulders). i asked once when we were tired and got 'youre a bottom'. im not really sure how to ask her about it and why she wants it.
[game show voice] Sounds like it’s time to play Drop That Friend !!!!
Hey! This may have been asked before, but I'm thinking about having one of my minor characters betray the group. Any ideas on how I'd be able to make this make sense.
A character who ‘turns’ on his or her friends is tricky to write. Tricky if you do it wrong. How do you do it wrong? By not planning it.
Traitors should be doomed from the start, so to speak. You should figure out why they are going to become traitors far before they do. See, if you don’t know how to make your character sensibly betray the group, that means you probably don’t have a reason for him or her to do so in the first place.
This applies to a lot of questions: if you don’t know how to do something, it could be due to it being forced. Take a step back. What would drive this character to become a traitor, and hurt his comrades? If nothing would do this, or if nothing happened to make the character undergo such a change, then you should understand why it doesn’t make sense.
After you assess, you should either go back and make the necessary changes to the story to accomodate this betrayal, or drop the idea entirely. If there is no prior reasoning or foreshadowing, it may feel forced or strange to the reader.
5 things I'd put in a pentagram to summon you: a manuscript of badly-written erotica, a tens unit, a mason jar of glitter, Irn-Bru (the real kind), and a pile of the sexiest hand porn a gal could find and print out. Of course, the quick summon method I'd use as backup? Take a deep breath and brace myself to make the words leave my lips as I shout "Science fiction and fantasy are the same genre!"
I WISH that my rapists/abusers could feel what I feel! My number one revenge fantasy is not smashing someone’s face in with a baseball bat, it’s somehow developing psychic powers that would allow me to transfer my anxiety, my trauma, my mood disorder, etc all over to the people who took advantage of me and hurt me in intimate, untold ways just because they could and it made them feel in control and powerful or whatever the fuck their reasons were. I wish I could magically put them in my place somehow. I don’t wish they would be victimized the same way I was - I wish they felt what I felt. That’s it. I wish they empathized with me. I wish they thought I was a person. You don’t do the kinds of things those people did to me, to someone you think is a person. To someone whose pain you understand or believe in. I genuinely think if I could communicate that I am a real human being to these people and make them feel what I felt, the knowledge that they were responsible for that kind of pain in another human being would kill them, maybe.
I hope whenever their final, shuddering breath comes, if there is some divine power with some sense of justice, that they are bestowed at their last minute with an understanding of what they have done. I don’t care if they burn in hell forever, I don’t care if they go to jail, I don’t care, I don’t care, I just want them to know. I just want them to know.
More Final Fantasy VII. I wish I had a hoard of cash so I could actually buy a PS4. This is mostly me de-stressing by avoiding my responsibilities. I did apply for a bunch of jobs, all of which pay better than the one I have now, but I’m going to be hanging on a wire until I get some semblance of stability.
In the mean time, I’m going to continue taking out my stress/anxiety on Cloud.
When Ushijima Wakatoshi, a highly ranked Demon Hunter
and early graduate of Shiratorizawa Magic Academy, returns to his alma
mater tasked with the mission of finding a demon hidden within the
student population, he expects it to be a simple job. Go in, locate the
demon, turn it over to the coven council to be disposed of, and add
another successful mission to his ledger.
However, the prime
suspect, a young man named Tendou Satori, although odd, doesn’t seem to
fit the profile. And after Tendou and his friends welcome Ushijima into
their group with ease and warmth, he finds himself second-guessing
everything he knows about demons and humans alike.
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
THE BOY I FELL I LOVE WITH LEFT TO TRAVEL THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 3 MONTHS. WE HAVENT SPOKEN SINCE BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT TO MAKE HIM FEEL TRAPPED TO ME AND NOT ENJOY HIS TIME SO I WAITED FOR HIM TO CONTACT ME FIRST. I SAW THIS ON A PARTICULARLY LOW DAY WHEN I WAS MISSING HIM SO MUCH I CRIED FROM THE PAIN, GUYS I REALLY LOVE HIM, SO I THOUGHT MEH WHAT THE FUCK, AND WISHED HE WOULD JUST LET ME KNOW HE WAS OKAY.
HE FUCKING CALLED ME 20 MINUTES LATER
20 FUCKNG. MINUTES. LATER.
GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN. AND ITS IN THIS POST.
I wish for someone to leave something in my ask.
OKAY SO I ASKED FOR A HEDGEHOG AND NOW GUESS WHO HAS A PET HEDGEHOG
i really hope my wish comes true
my last two wishes came true, one more couldn’t hurt
SO I WISHED FOR AN IMAC THE LAST TIME I DID THIS AND A WEEK LATER MY MOM SURPRISED ME WITH AN IMAC. HONESTLY SHE DIDNT EVEN KNOW I WANTED ONE, I DIDNT TELL ANYONE, IT WAS AN EARLY XMAS PRESENT. Wow this works
This is AMAZING i wished that I would get into South Korea and I did !!!!!!!!
This is one of my favorite stories that ive written. As most of my fics on here they are from my Wattpad and stuff.
~Jay —————– Is this the real life?
You woke up and headed into the kitchen to get some coffee. You grabbed a mug and saw that the coffee was already made. You scrunched your brow.
“It’s about time you got up.” Your eyes widen and you turn around to see Bobby.
“Bobby?” You said in shock
“Who else would it be? Santa Claus?” He shakes his head and you put your mug down.
“I got a case for you in Kansas. It looks like a werewolf, think you can handle it?” He asked you and you just stood there
“What’s wrong with you you’re acting like you’ve just seen a ghost.” He walked over to you
“Sorry Bobby I’m just out of it.” You told him.
“You gonna be okay?” He asked and put a hand to your forehead. You swatted it away and nodded.
“Yeah I’ll be okay. I’ll let you know how the case goes.” You got dressed and left the house.
You got your gun ready and headed into the house. You pulled out your flashlight and looked around. Walking into the bedroom you see the sheets torn to shreds and blood around the room. You got tackled to the floor and scratched along your back. You screamed and it kept scratching at your back and bit your neck. Then everything went black.
Is this just fantasy?
You sprang up in bed gasping and covered in sweat.
“Babe?” You look over to see Charlie and fall out of bed.
“(Y/n) are you okay?!” She gets out of bed and helps you up. You stare at her and she looks over you to see if you got hurt.
“(Y/n) are you okay?” She asks again and you just keep staring at her.
“(Y/n) baby you’re scaring me.” She tells you and you shake your head and sigh.
“This isn’t real.” You whisper and run a hand over your face.
“Yes it is, what were you dreaming about?” She stood you up and sat you down on the bed and ran a hand through your hair. You look at her give her a sad smile
“This, this here it’s a dream.” You told her. She looked worriedly and and ran a hand up and down your back.
“Breathe (Y/n).” She told you and you took some deep breathes. You took a few more before you were finally able to calm down
“Better?” She asked
“Yeah sorry Charlie guess the case really screwed me up.” You chuckled and laid down. She shook her head and walked to the her side of the bed.
“You’ve been hunting with Sam and Dean too much.” She told you
“Yeah your right.” You nodded
“Let’s get some sleep. You’ll feel better in the morning.” You nod and closed your eyes
“Good night.” Charlie says and pulls you close
“Night.” You mumble
Caught in a landslide
Waking up again you sprang out of bed and ran into the living room. You paused and noticed this house looked very familiar.
“(Y/n) is everything alright?” You turn around and see Mary.
You realized you were in the Winchester’s house before the fire happened. You walk over and hugged her. She stands there shocked for a moment before hugging you back.
“(Y/n) what’s wrong? Did Dean do something?” She asked concerned and you shook your head
“No I just woke up from a nightmare.” You told her and buried your face in her shoulder
“Oh sweetheart I’m sorry. Do you want any breakfast?” She pulled away enough to see your face.
“Yes please.” You said and she smiled and nodded. You sat down at the table and she gave you your breakfast.
“Thank you.” You smiled and started to eat
“You’re welcome.” She grabs herself something to eat and it silent for awhile. You finish eating and go to put your plate in the sink when she decides to break the silence.
“Not to pry, but when are you and Dean going to have kids?” You paused for a minute and chuckled
“Well we haven’t talked about it yet.” Mary smiled and got up and went to the fridge.
“Well I hope soon I’m not getting any younger.” You shook your head and stood up with your plate. Dizziness consumes you and you fall to the ground and drop the plate making it break. Mary turns to see you kneeling on the ground and rushes over.
“(Y/n) what’s wrong?” She asked
“I-I don’t know.” You said and you started losing consciousness.
“Dean! John! Something’s wrong with (Y/n)!” Mary called and you heard footsteps then blacked out.
“(Y/n)! Come on wake up!” You opened your eyes to see Sam hovering over you and blinked.
“Sam what’s going on?” You asked and noticed the bunker alarms going off.
“Dean got out.” He told you and you stood up with his help. You winced at the pain and dizziness in your head and raise a hand to your forehead. You feel something warm and sticky on your hand and remove your hand from your forehead to see it covered in blood.
“What happen to me?” You ask him and wipe the blood onto your pants
“You tried to stop him but he hit you in the head with the handle of the hammer.” Sam told you and you rolled your eyes
“Great.” You said sarcastically “What do we do?” You asked and took out your angel blade that you got from Gabriel.
“Try to restrain him again and put him back in the dungeon.” Sam told you and you saw that he had the demon blade in his hand.
“Try not to kill him, right?” You said and he nodded
“Try not to kill him.” Sam agreed
You two went your separate ways and you carefully looked around. You entered the hallway that leads to his room and looked around and listened for any sign of him. You’re hit from behind and drop the blade and fall to the ground. You turn on your back and see Dean picking up your blade and smiling. You quickly stood up and looked for a way to get behind him or just run. He started to come toward you but you stayed where you were.
“Dean.” He smirked at you and you began to back away from him when he got closer to you.
“What? You don’t want to play a game baby?” He asks and you glared at him
“Don’t call me that.” You told him and remembered the knife in your ankle holster.
“But you love it when I call you that dear.” He kept smirking and you glared at him.
“From Dean, you’re not Dean.” You told him and quickly grabbed the knife from your ankle holster. The smirk vanished from his face and he frowned.
“That’s not going to hurt me.” He told you
“I know.” You said and threw it at his leg and ran. He growled and took the knife out of his leg and threw it to the ground before chasing after you. He quickly caught up to you and turned you to face him before stabbing you in the stomach. You gasp and he turns his eyes black and smirks at you again, enjoying the pain your eyes.
“Dean.” You whisper
“Goodnight sweetheart.” He takes out the blade and you fall to the ground. You hear Sam screaming behind you and him running toward where you and Dean are. The last thing you see is Demon Dean smirking at you then everything goes black
Hi, Sam! Cap-Twitter-Anon requester here. I *loved* it. It was such lovely fantasy wish fulfillment for me. Thank you again for the fundraiser and for giving me a full-on old-lady moment of "OMG, words that I wrote are posted on the interwebz and someone famous responded to them!" (Related, uncalled-for story: Years ago, I was following a story on ESPN, and one of my real-time forum comments made it onto the crawl, and I was very excited. I'm still bummed I can't work that into my CV...)
Aw yay, I’m glad you liked it! I figured Cap would go straight for the “top” as it were :D
Aw, our little moments of fame. I know how that feels!
Scenario: The Flower Children are transported to a basic fantasy-RPG style world and have to embark on an epic quest for...well that's not important. What's important is, who would play what class?
Well, I barely know classes despite playing a lot of different RPG games, but these would probably be my best guess as to what they’d be.
Now Happy is a bit of a tricky one as there was a lot of class ideas I could get to that would fit him. But he’d probably be some sort of red mage.
Hysteria would be a bard, obviously. Being good with a kazoo comes in handy.
Mania would fall under the lines of a necromancer or straight-out a summoner.
Delirium would probably be some type of healer as he’s so far never been one to be so good offense wise and so far would rather be support than fight directly. Though who knows that could easily change. He’s still a developing ink babby.
I just saw your ranking of the final fantasy series and its nice to see more people who rank vii on the lower end
I mean I don’t rank it that lowly because it’s not a good game. It’s just that I don’t have the attachment to VII the way I do with the other games. Honestly the reason I rank VIII so highly is sentimentality (and that’s not some veiled knock on its quality as a game) because it was the first one I ever played on my own.
My first exposure to FF was actually VII when I watched my brother play it as a kid, but I didn’t actually play it for myself until I was much older and long after I played some of the other games that I already had some really strong emotional attachments to. I appreciate it for what it is and it definitely is a seminal title not just for FF but for video games in general, but just don’t feel that strongly about it the way I do with other games in the series.
How did you find out about the sarah j maas books and what similar books can you recommend?
I actually found out about them through tumblr because at the time only Heir of Fire was out and I kept seeing these random names like Celaena and Chaol and Rowan pop up, so I looked up what series they were from and after that they started popping up everywhere! I just knew I had to read them! And then once i followed all the tog blogs after i finished QOS everyone was talking about ACOTAR and the name Rhys was being used like crazy so that when i got invested and her books took over my life!!!!!!!
Okay I’m mainly into fantasy and I’m gonna recommend some awesome fantasy series that I really like besides TOG/ACOTAR
These are my top favorites. I’m sure there’s other great ones and if you guys want to add on the list with what you recommend as well that would be awesome! (I need new ones too 😉)
-The Grisha Trilogy
-Six of Crows
-An Ember in the Ashes
All of these are part of a series and most of them are completed if you wanna binge read ;) hahaa!
I also have a two dystopian’s that I really really like if you wanted something different?
-The Darkest Minds (1000000x yesss!)
Hope there are a few new ones in there for you!
Happy reading! :D
hello! so what's the difference between six of crows and the raven cycle (like the plots n stuff) because honestly after seeing all of these edits on tumblr all of the books just get morphed into one in my head
six of crows:
ya fantasy heist novel
really diverse. like really diverse.
characters are all morally gray
you’ll probably see edits with a shit ton of crows, ravens, a general bird theme going on
maybe some card decks
great portrayal of girl/girl friendship
poc and lgbtq+ representation done well
the raven cycle:
you’ve probably heard of gansey
white preppy boy™ aesthetic
ya magical realism/paranormal/urban fantasy ?
the plot is fuckin Weird and idk how to really explain
fandom aesthetics make some characters poc (but they’re really all white yiiiikes)
blue sargent is the main character and she has 4 frands, aka the “raven boys”
Hey! I was the one that asked you if you would read my Fantasy MM Au... I messaged you the link, not sure if you got it though. Just checking :)
OMG YES I was literally just thinking about this today no joke!!! I was like damn I wanna read that fantasy AU where the heck is that link?????
If it’s not too much trouble can you resend it? I just get buried honestly and can’t ever find stuff 😭