this looks random

YA novel: this guy was the most badass guy you’ve ever seen. he could kick anybody’s ass. he was the leader of his own gang of misfits that nobody dared cross. he wore a lot of leather. he had a scar somewhere that looked really cool. he had this super deep sexy raspy voice no one could resist. he stood at a towering height of 6ft5 and was built af. everybody feared him.

me: alright

YA novel: and he was 16 years old

me: excuse me

OK BUT THE GREAT ATTRACTOR FREAKS ME OUT SO MUCH BECAUSE ALL THESE GALAXIES ARE HEADED TOWARDS IT BUT NO-ONE QUITE KNOWS WHAT’S THERE AND THERE’S JUST SO MUCH MASS??? WHAT IS IT??? I DON’T KNOW DOES ANYONE???

My drawing practice that I started approximately last… Thursday or so (?) up until now contained:

 

Me printing out anything I could think of as references – a tangle of singular limbs from different perspectives, whole body pictures in different poses, half a dozen faces and lots of Marvel characters

Using up almost a whole pencil, one eraser, a forest worth of trees and a good deal of my ink cartridges

Spamming my followers and the rest of tumblr with random doodles

My Mum promising to take me shopping so I can get a wider variety of pens and drawing stuff despite my complaints that she doesn’t have to spend money on me

Drawing, drawing, drawing without knowing if there is some progress already, just keeping at it

 

… I’m not an artist, but up until now, I think I’m doing it right. XD  

Tagged by @amakatarei

Rules: post the last sentence you wrote (fanfic/original/anything!) and tag as many people as there are words in the sentence

you chose a time when I was actively writting to tag me in this, Rei! I’m actually really glad that I saw this when the last sentence I wrote wasn’t an entire line and a half long like I tend to do ^^;
I still don’t think I can tag that many people, but I’ll try!

Kagami tensed and Hanamiya pushed off the wall with his hands, a smirk showing on his face.

@akakuroseisuya @kelandry5 @choisgirls @rougeheichou @starrysparklesandshit @fandomsandshipping100 @haiknbs @kirisaki-daichi-scenarios @mysplaced-pen @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

(please feel free to not do this, okay? No pressure at all!)

…. okay, so I ran out of freaking ideas on who to tag ^^;
I’m too lazy to search for this sort of stuff, I fell short by eight. But I tried!!!! It counts!!!!

there were a lot of references in the new video, did you catch them all? let’s take a look.

1. nils sjoberg

remember that time she wrote a song with calvin harris but used a different name? this is that name, on one of the gravestones. after releasing that she had actually written the summer hit “this is what you came for,” calvin harris, among others, threw a fit on twitter - even though it had been agreed that if calvin and taylor broke up, she could express that she had written the song.

2. the out of the woods dress

this blue dress probably looks familiar! it’s the same one she wore in the out of the woods music video, the last music video of the 1989 era. this poses the same frantic question, are we out of the woods yet? as this grave-digging taylor suggests, not yet.

3. here lies 2014 met gala taylor

at first glance, it just looks like the taylor from before laying there, but after pausing it and going back, one realizes that isn’t zombie taylor, rather 2014 met gala taylor. 2014 would have been the start of the 1989 era, and the out of the woods video was the end of it, thus: by the end of 1989 era, she was ready to “bury” it.

4. the dollar bill

if you look just next to taylor’s shoulder, you can see a good ole george washington. one single dollar bill. is this a reference to taylor’s sexual assault trial recently, and the one dollar she won then? most likely, because if you go to other shots of her in the tub that aren’t directly above her, the dollar bill isn’t there, meaning it was edited in later, which would explain how it got there so late in the game. it stands for the simple victories everyone else gets to celebrate, while she does the same things and gets flack for it.

5. et tu brute

a famous line from shakespeare’s julius caeser, “et tu, brute” means “and you, brute?” right as marcus brutus lands the fatal blow in julius caeser’s, his once-friend’s back. this is a metaphor for all the people that taylor thought she could trust, before they turned around and trashed her name.

6. the tea

probably pretty simple to grasp - the tea is hot. alternatively, she, the snake in the video, gets to serve the tea this time around, or, she gets to lay down her side of the story.

7. car crash + paparazzi

did you see what happened here, at face value? taylor was in an expensive vehicle that got in a head-on crash, but everyone just stood back and took pictures, instead of rushing over to help. is this a reference to all the times that everyone stood back, took pictures, and laughed at her when she was beaten down? yes.

8. the grammy

the grammy blends in with the gold of the car and her outfit, so it’s pretty easy to miss, but there it is, in her hand, even though the car crashed. perhaps the future is being predicted?

9. the birdcage + leg tattoo

look closely at taylor’s leg, and you can see what looks to be a snake tattooed there. not to mention, here she is entertaining in a birdcage, which is guarded. she’s trying to have fun in this prison, biting her tongue, being the girl everyone wants, but she longs to be let free.

10. robbing a bank/stream co., blind for love

besides getting major harley quinn vibes, what else do we notice here? taylor swift robbing a vault, which says “stream company.” remember that time that taylor wrote an open letter to apple music and called her money hungry, even though she was taking her music off to benefit poorer artists? yes, we do. this is what she’s referencing here. also, her shirt says “blind for love” which makes sense, because she frequently refers to herself as a hopeless romantic, someone who opens theirselves up for love, even if it means getting hurt.

11. the squad

without explaining anything else, this scene can be described as a crowd of blank faced people, staring at taylor swift, who stands upon a stage looking menacing, and impressing one message upon the crowd: u, squad. it’s reminiscent of all the times people said taylor swift was over, because her friends, fans, or sales were fake or temporary. this is like a visual representation of the comments people made about taylor forcing people to do things for her to create the image she desired.

12. fake friends

and here we have the mannequins of the girls from the prior scene, chopped up. this one is pretty straight forward, these “friends” that taylor thought she had sometimes turned out to be more fickle and “fake” than she thought. also, can we talk about how taylor’s red boots are reminiscent of kinky boots? because yes.

13. the dancers, i heart ts

before taylor enters the room, the dancers are goofing around, but the second she comes in, the jump to attention, and rip off their jackets to reveal shirts that say “i heart ts.” it’s a throwback to when tom hiddleston wore a shirt with the same message on the fourth of july in 2016, and everyone said that she had forced him to wear it. it’s the same thing as before with the squad - the world decided that she had forced all these people to love her, not that they actually did.

14. the fight for glory

every time you pause this video, you come across a different taylor. squirrel pajamas wanegbt taylor, 2015 bbma’s taylor, 2014 acm’s taylor, wanegbt red tour taylor, 2016 new years rockin’ eve taylor, sparkly guitar fearless tour taylor, bleachella taylor, ballerina shake it off taylor, 2016 vma’s taylor… the list goes on and on. here, you can see them all fighting and clawing, trying to stand on top. it reminds me of “i don’t like your kingdom keys, they once belonged to me,” and the parallels between long live and new romantics in that line alone. all those times, she thought she’d made it to a point in her career where she could be respected as much as other artists in her tier, only to harshly realize she was going to get her name ran through the mud for doing the same thing as everyone else. the fight for glory is steep, and unfair.

15. junior jewels

looks familiar right? not quite! it is the same theme of the shirt, but look closely at the signatures - they’re signatures of actual people this time around. names like ed, selena, este, lena, blake, and ryan, among others, can be seen on her shirt, representing the true friends that stuck with her through her reputation being bashed.

16. “SHUT UP!”

here, all the different versions of taylor are repeating things that the media or other celebrities had said about her, until finally 2009 vma’s taylor repeated the same thing that 2017 taylor said in an instagram post - “i’d very much like to be excluded from this narrative.” the entire time, you can hear camera shutters going off and people chatting, presumably the rest of the world watching as she got torn apart. when vma’s taylor makes this final statement, all the other taylor’s, as well as what sounds to be an entire off-screen crowd, yell “SHUT UP” before the screen goes black. this is a powerful image, and it’s supposed to be. all the times she suffered, and people told her that she was overreacting, faking it, or doing it for publicity. if you feel remorse for seeing young taylor getting yelled at, or sorrow for the taylors falling when she said “because she’s dead,” you’re doing it right. 

nothing in this video was an accident.

if you’re angry at taylor for this video exposing things you said about her, or you’re repeating any of the words the versions of herself said at the end, you’re proving her point. her reputation was destroyed because people made a sport of making fun of her. and now, as taylor said, there will be no explanation, just reputation. 

I saw this meme on Twitter that said “okay ladies now let’s gentrification” and y’all…it stuck with  me hard.  I’m trash, yes, but I really be entertaining myself.

*sing with me!*

Y'all Negroes corny with all that anti-protest mess
Get some sheetcake, yell into it if you feel stressed
This statue drama ain’t important, let’s do what’s best
These guys aren’t racist, they’re just proud of their heritage

My daddy drives a tractor, Mamma can’t stand those rappers,
You mix that pumpkin with that spice and get some All Lives Matter

I don’t like spicy just give me some avocados
A venti skim latte with double shots espresso
Earned all this money but to sing on key is far beyond me
I got mayonnaise in my bag, swag

I see it, I want it
Forreal tho, I want it
You dreamed it, I stole it, appropriate til I own it
My single sounds like Peaches, but y'all still hope it reaches
The top spot, to cockblock that Bieber snot from achievin

Got my pussyhat (pussyhat), safety pin (safety pin),
Marching ‘cause (marching 'cause), Hill ain’t win (Hill ain’t win)

And I’m stale (stale), I’m stale (well), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
Big Fail (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
We so stale (stale), so stale (oh hell), we stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
I’m stale (oh hell), oh hell (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), Oh hell, oh hell, oh hell, oh hell

Okay Harlem, here’s some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Okay Oakland, here’s some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Woodridge DC here go some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Raise rents cause of gentrification

When the fuck is decent we go get some Panera
When I almost came it’s cool, he tried, he’ll get better
If he make me come, just once, I'ma call a win for that session
Hasn’t happened yet, but I pray one day, it’ll get better

You gon hear my song played on the radio station
You gon wanna die cause it’ll be on rotation
My song is whack but y'all don’t care cause I’m Taylor
You’re gonna buy my album just cause I’m Taylor

I see it, I want it
Forreal tho, I want it
You dreamed it, I stole it, appropriate til I own it
My single sounds like Peaches, but y'all still hope it reaches
The top spot, to cockblock that Bieber snot from achievin

Got my pussyhat (pussyhat), safety pin (safety pin),
Marching 'cause (marching 'cause), Hill ain’t win (Hill ain’t win)

And I’m stale (stale), I’m stale (well), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
Big Fail (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
We so stale (stale), so stale (oh hell), we stale (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell)
I’m stale (oh hell), oh hell (oh hell), I’m stale (oh hell), Oh hell, oh hell, oh hell, oh hell

Okay Harlem, here’s some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Okay Oakland, here’s some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Woodridge DC here go some gentrification, cause I’m stale
Raise rents cause of gentrification

Okay Harlem, here’s some gentrification, I’m stale
Okay Oakland, here’s some gentrification
You know you so whack when you cause all these scornful memes
The whackest pop star music has ever seen

  • English speaker learning a foreign language: Why does this word sometimes mean this? What's the origin?
  • Foreign language speaker: It's a pun that comes from a combination of this word and an onomatopoeia!
  • Foreign language speaker learning English: Why does this word sometimes mean this? What's the origin?
  • English speaker: Honestly I have no fuckin clue, my dude

So I was on @cartooncommubackup​‘s stream and a Camp Camp portal AU came into the conversation. Sorta realized camp must be a lot like Portal from Max’s perspective. Also friendly David GLaDOS who thinks the tests are fun for Max?? Anyway, this random thing became my warmup drawing for today.

MISTER I’LL MAKE A HERO OUT OF YOUUU

based on that one scene from mulan’s i’ll make a man out of you

stop taking pictures or he’s gonna get grumpy