this makes up for a week without editing right

Since I have to use *shudder* traditional media for a week, I decided to try making a Flowey. I would clean this up and stuff but I also don’t have a scanner for a week so

(If anyone knows a good Android app for photo editing right on your phone please send me one. This is alright but I could use some brightness adjustments)

Happy Birthday Dan

Since I lost the thing that I was going to post today, I wrote this instead. I hope you enjoy it! 

Genre: Fluff
Warnings: None
Wordcount: 796
Summary: Phil makes a video for Dan’s birthday, in which he tells Dan all the things that he can’t tell him to his face
Disclaimer: These characters are based on real people. I do not claim to know them. This is a work of fiction and should be viewed as such.

 Phil switched on the camera and sat back on the bed, looking into the dark lens. He took a few deep breaths before speaking. “Hi Dan. So, it’s your birthday! Twenty-three years old, wow. You’re the same age as I was when we first met now.” Phil laughed, letting out a shaky breath as he relaxed slightly. “So, I’m making this video because there are some things that I feel I need to say, that I don’t say often enough. Or, well, ever really.” Phil paused, rubbing the back of his neck. “I could say it to you in real life. I mean, you’re only in the next room.” He laughed again, nervously. “But I’m not good at saying these things, and you’re not good at listening to them, so I’ll do it like this.” Another deep breath, eyes focussed on the camera.

“The first time we met you were just this shy eighteen year old, who didn’t really have a clue what he was doing. And I just wanted to say that I am so proud of you, Dan.” A small smile, pulling at the corner of his lips. “You’ve come so far since then, become more talented and so much more confident. Your popularity has gone way up, and it’s absolutely brilliant. You’re absolutely brilliant.” Phil could feel the blush creeping onto his cheeks, but he kept going. “When we got the radio show I was so happy, but I couldn’t have done it without you. Without you I wouldn’t be where I am now. And I know that goes both ways, and I know that we both already know it, but I think that sometimes it just needs to be said, you know?”

He paused, glancing down at his feet before looking back up to the camera. “We do so much together now, what with the radio and the fact that neither of us ever go outside,” he laughed. “But I just wanted you to know that I’m not bored of it, I’m not bored of you, and I can’t imagine that I ever will be.”

Nearly done. Just a few more lines and then he can turn the camera off. “You’re more than just a co-worker to me, more than just a flatmate. You are honestly the best friend that I have ever had, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” A shy grin, tongue poking out of the side of his mouth. “Happy birthday Dan. Here’s to another great year.”

Phil flashed one last smile to the camera before standing up and ending the recording. He plugged the camera into his laptop quickly, transferring the files. Without editing, he saved and picked up the laptop, walking out of his room.

Entering the lounge, Phil dumped the laptop onto a surprised Dan’s lap. He looked at the screen and then groaned, looking back up at Phil. “Really, you want me to look through your video now? It’s my birthday and you’re going to make me work?” His tone was light, quite obviously joking, but Phil could tell that he would rather not do this right now. “You’re not even uploading until next week Phil, can you not wait until tomorrow for me to check it?”

“Just watch it.”

Dan groaned dramatically, pulling on the headphones that Phil passed him. He turned his attention to the screen as Phil retreated to the other side of the room, pulling his phone out of his pocket but not taking his eyes off Dan.

He watched as Dan pressed play, saw his look of surprise as the video started. He looked up at Phil, confusion written on his face, but Phil just smiled. Dan watched the video and Phil watched Dan, studying every expression carefully.

Eventually Dan pulled the headphones off, sliding the laptop off his legs and standing up. He walked quickly over to where Phil was standing and wrapping his arms around him tightly. Phil returned the hug happily, leaning his head on Dan’s shoulder. While Dan wasn’t opposed to contact like this, it wasn’t something that the two of them did often. At the beginning of their friendship they would hug pretty much every time they saw each other, almost as a reminder that the other was really there. They were so familiar with each other now that it just wasn’t needed. Not that Phil was complaining as Dan pulled him even closer.

“You know that I feel the same, right? You’re my best friend too.” Dan said quietly, still not releasing his grip on Phil.
“I know.“ Phil replied. "But it’s nice to be told, you know?”

They stayed pressed together for a little while longer until Phil pulled back, Dan stepping backwards too. “Takeaway?” Phil asked, smiling.

“Chinese sounds good.” 

Hetalia Fandom Hub June Interview: @inspirationalhetalia

For our first interview, I’m talking to @inspirationalhetalia, an edit maker and quote enthusiast!


Hi! Can you quickly introduce yourself for everyone?

I’m @inspirationalhetalia, but thankfully that’s not the name on my birth certificate. I’m CC. I have a name, it’s so surprising, I know. I’m 19 so a college sophomore and I cry as I write this, how am I 19 and still liking Hetalia. My blog’s actual purpose is putting Hetalia quotes on top of pretty pictures which is the dumbest idea ever but listen. On the side I do edits and graphics, which I know is what most people follow me for, ha. 

How long have you been in the fandom and how did you get into it?

I’ve been in the fandom since December 2010. Actually, how I learned about Hetalia is… probably not how most people did. So at that point in time, the website I frequented most was Cracked. And I was reading an older article. ‘9 Beloved characters Made Horrifying by Japan.’ And then I got to the second spot, awarded to Hetalia. But god I was actually kind of intrigued? So I checked it out. And I liked it. Here I am now. I actually took like a year-ish long hiatus in 2011 I think (the years blend together) but I came back. My strange addiction.

Did you check out anything else on that list? Could there be an alternate dimension where you didn’t end up a Hetalia fan?

I HAVE ACTUALLY. Hellsing is on there. Well I just saw a bit of the anime. And the top entry was Jesus. Never found the manga but god it looks so terribly fun. You know, I never had a Naruto phase. So alternate me who never liked Hetalia probably liked Naruto. I think I got the better deal.

What is your favourite thing about the fandom?

I think my favorite thing about the fandom are the creators. The ones who translate, who write, who make art. A lot of Hetalia is fandom-driven because Hima lives in the Twilight Zone or something. And that keeps it active and alive, which I’m thankful for. 

What do you enjoy most about making edits?

God, can there even be a favorite thing about making edits… every day when I open up GIMP I get to urge to punch it and then myself. That’s a joke. Mostly. I have a love-hate relationship with making edits. Since you asked about what I like about it, I’ll talk about the positive right now. When I actually have an idea, it’s so fulfilling to have what I had in mind come to pixelly life. But of course, I’m nothing without feedback. So I stalk tags like they’re zebras and I’m a hyena that hasn’t eaten in a week. And when I see someone has said something nice about what I made, it makes me really happy (yes, I see what y’all write on everything I make). Not just in the tags though; also when people tell me directly. I actually keep a folder of all the nice things people say to me to cheer me up and keep me motivated. 

That folder sounds so cute! Maybe you can rummage through it and tell us what the nicest thing someone’s said to you has been?

Ohhh my god. Okay. Um. I’m looking through it but I don’t think I can pick like THE nicest thing. They’re all varied, from people saying they like what I do, to people just thanking me because what I do makes them happy, to people actually thinking I’m neat. Jesus I can’t pick. They all matter to me.

What usually gives you ideas for your edits?

I find inspiration (ba dum tsh) all over. Sometimes from seeing graphics for other fandoms. Sometimes in the real world, like seeing actual graphic design makes me go ‘Hey that gives me an idea.’ The layout of some websites sometimes set off a spark. Advertisements, too, especially when they use animation; I’m always looking for new animations. And TV shows and other anime, too. Okay so to sum up, in everything. I’ve done edits inspired by the opening to The West Wing, the opening to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the bags from Sephora, a painting in our bathroom, a bottle of soap, and a mousse bottle, to name a few.

Is there anyone in the fandom you look up to?

There’s some people I think are great and knowing they’re around makes me go like America in that one Beautiful World episode where he eats blowfish and doesn’t die and makes a victory pose.


Thank you very much to @inspirationalhetalia for being our interviewee! Please show this creator your love!

anonymous asked:

why do the models have the same outfit in all their commentary? like did they just watch all the footage and comment on them in one sitting

Reality show secret: they make contestants wear the same outfit every time they do interviews/confessionals on camera so that they can edit their sentences together however they want without it being obvious that the clips are from different times. That’s how they can show a clip of Mamé saying “Thank you, Jesus!” right after talking about how Lacey kind of messed up at the photo shoot, even though “Thank you, Jesus!” was probably Mamé celebrating something else entirely weeks before.

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Side note: I’m going on a desert retreat for the weekend so you guys are all going to know who wins this show way before I do. Sorry for the bad timing - it’s not just the finale but Tyra’s birthday! no less - but I promise I’ll be back.