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The Fan’s Guide to the Altean Language

UPDATED FOR SEASON 4 - First update for season 4

Thank you all for your overwhelming support. I plan on updating this guide for every season, so stay tuned! For a more indepth guide to season 3, check out @butteredonions post here!

New season updates will be within 1 week of premier

Questions? Comments? Want to chat? Let me know! Due to the popularity of this post, I may not see commentary in the tags, so hit up my askbox, the messenger, or the comment feature on the post.

With the increase of alien characters in season 3, we are getting away from this being purely the Altean language. Unfortunately, there’s no real way of knowing what is and isn’t considered “altean”, so I’m just going to continue to use “Altean Language” as the tag.

Units of time (Confirmed with Official Guidebook!)

  • Quintant = 1 day
  • Deca-Phoeb = 1 year
  • Phoeb = 1 month
  • Dobosh = minute
  • Varga = hour
  • Tick = a tad longer than a second
  • movement = week
  • @saiikavon has pointed out that in S2E8, the Blades of Marmora base would be closed for 2 quintants. When they mention that 10 Vargas have passed, Lance correctly estimates another 30 Vargas until the base is open again. From this it can be assumed that 2 Quintants = 40 Vargas or 1 Quintant = 20 Vargas.  

Planets/regions and Inhabitants 

  • Olkarion, home of the Olkari (Voltron Coalition HQ)
  • Arus, home of the Arusians
  • Taujeer, home of the Taujeerians
  • Daibazaal, home of the Galra (destroyed)
  • Altea, home of the Alteans (destroyed)
  • Puig, home of the Puigian
  • Unnamed planet, home of the cubserions
  • Valurian Quadrant, home of the Tando people
  • Kythra, has desert tribes
  • Ulippa system, contains ice worms
  • Paglium quadrant
  • Thayserix (planet), unknown if inhabited
  • Va’kar quadrant
  • Thaldycon system
  • Unilu, homeland unknown
  • Signa 3 quadrant - overrun by rebels
  • Fimm System
  • Reiphod (Planet) - recently liberated by rebels
  • Quadrant Omega-Raylar-6
  • Karthan-Sigma Quadrant
  • Kraydah’s Moon - Rebel base
  • Unknown planet (destroyed) - Rebel memorial site
  • Unknown asteroid - Matt’s communication outpost
  • Naxzela (Planet) - Formerly a decommissioned Altean Terra-forming planet. Major Galra base. Part of the Rebulon Zone.
  • Vantax-5 -Galra satellite relay orbiting it
  • Teq (planet) - Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon nearby
  • Senfama (planet) - Jungle planet. Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon
  • Sector Zar-Niomofor
  • Nah-veer-5 (unstable star)
  • Zone Everall 71
  • Zones Rebulon 4-69 (Naxzela is in one of these zones)

Phrases

  • Stick out like a choferiaks nose
  • blown straight to Wozblay
  • faster than an angry klanmüirl
  • Jump like a spritely clovenheifer
  • mad as a wet chüper
  • linked at the ears like a pack of yalmor
  • crack a squizzle on the balmera (I.E. break a leg)
  • puffed up like a Trufalian meringue
  • hold your gazurgas (I.E. hold your horses)
  • and I’m the phloban of Gargalaz (I.E. I’m the king of France)
  • what, in the name of King Groggery the infirm, is going on?
  • a day late and a fertonium short
  • from her to Vlexlar
  • hello bii-bohs and boh-biis
  • what the ruggle is that?

Random

  • Nunvill - a purple beverage that purportedly tastes like hotdog water and feet. Other commentary includes “the nectar of the gods”, “makes a wonderful hair tonic”, and “settles the stomach and brightens your smile”
  • Quiznak - a swear word, similar in use to Fuck, crap, or hell (ie: “Oh quiznak” or “What the quiznak”)
  • Quintessence - a type of energy. Context from the world indicates that it is likely some form of Life/spirit energy [EDIT] It’s a real word! According to dictionary.com : noun1.the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.2.the most perfect embodiment of something.3.(in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element,ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies,the others being air, fire, earth, and water. Thanks @nickelpenn for the info!
  • Weblum - a giant space worm that eats dead planets, repurposing the material into “the building blocks of new solar systems”. They produce the scaultrite mineral, used for Altean Teludav lenses.
  • Sloven-de-hoe - literally the altean word for “gone”
  • Duflax - an altean creature with a beak and webbed feet.
  • Xznly Squiwl - an altean creature with a white body and 4 limbs
  • bogwaggle cape - a type of cape that Coran claims he trained to sing his theme song when he walked in a room
  • Hoktril - a device from the alternate reality that is embedded in the back of the subjects head, eliminating their “will”. Basically turns them into mind controlled puppets
  • Skort pantaloons - a breathable trouser worn by the Tando people. Worn by the aliens who rescued Matt.
  • Klygarg - a computer used to record logs. Used by Vakala and his partner
  • Guns of Gamara - a resistance group in the alternate reality.
  • Zaipirium siege - an event in Galra history. The underwater Galra base from this period is implied to be very old
  • Fluuto beans - “…No more beans for Hunk” - Lance
  • Conscious-neezy mind enhancers - pills containing parasitic worms (never bargain with shady Unilu running illegal enhancement shops out of their wheelchairs)
  • Swathian Meerakeet - giant lizard-armadillo that is attracted to lights.
  • Zaiforge cannons - very powerful galra cannons. Commandeered by the rebels and Blades of Marmora
  • Sincline ships - Lotor’s trans-reality ships. A nod to Lotor’s origional GoLion name


Other useful info

  • The paladins left earth on a monday (S1E2)
  • Cryopod, cryo replenishers, and sleep pods have all been used to describe the same unit
  • The black lion is largest, the yellow/blue lions next largest, and the red/green ones the smallest. So Lance and Hunks lions would be described as about the same size
  • The swords the blades of Mamora use are made of Luxite, which is rare
  • Coran accompanied his Grandfather while the castle of lions was being built, potentially putting his age in the 600s (not counting the 10k year cryo-sleep)
  • He/him pronouns are used for Pidge until S1E6, and She/her pronouns from S1E6 onwards
  • Coran’s full name is Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythe
  • Haggar’s altean name is Honerva. Her official title is High Priestess
  • On Altea, the color pink is used to honor fallen warriors
  • The mice are Platt (largest), Chulatt (blue fur/eyes), Plachu (Blue fur, red eyes), and Chuchule (pink fur)
  • The Holt family dog was originally named Gunther, later changed to Bae Bae (in honor of the studio’s late pet)
  • The dates on Matt’s tombstone are 0010-05-25 to 0014-04-28. This format may be the correct date format, as Pidge didn’t realize anything was off until she realized Matt’s b-day was wrong
  • The coordinates for Matt’s base are 19.82.05.11
  • Alteans don’t get brain freeze

Birthdays

  • Hunk - January 13th
  • Shiro - Febuary 29th (leap day)
  • Pidge - April 3rd
  • Lance - July 28th
  • Keith - October 23rd
  • Allura -  Unknown as of 10/20/17
  • Coran -  Unknown as of 10/20/17

Original Paladins

  • Black - Zarkon of Daibazaal
  • Yellow - Gyrga from Rygnirath
  • Green - Trigel of the Dalterion Belt
  • Blue - Blaytz from Nalquod
  • Red - Alfor of Altea

Lotor’s generals

  • Zethrid - big, with the fluffy ears
  • Narti - the blind lizard woman
  • Ezor - the bubbly, giggly one
  • Acxa - Weblum galra (spelling confirmed on official voltron page)
  • Kova - the space cat, assuming the one with Narti is the same as the one Haggar used to have

Rebel Commanders

  • Ozar - The blue guy who talks with Pidge
  • Te-osh (deceased) - rescued Matt
  • Olia - star fox

Galra squadrons (all hunting Lotor btw)

  • Squadron Erto
  • Fighter squadrons Djalg 14 & 15

I feel like we need to talk more about how white lesbians / bi women fetishize woc.

I remember seeing this post about how ~beautiful~ our racialized features are and going into detail about how gorgeous brown skin is and it was incredibly dramatic and cringey and i checked the source and op was a white bi woman. Going into detail about how much she loved brown skin. It was just so creepy.

And another time I saw a post saying something along the lines of “I love being a lesbian on blackout because it fills my dash with sexy black women” and op was white and that also made me feel so uncomfortable.

I feel like we often dismiss this as “lesbians don’t have the male gaze” which is obviously true but white lesbians / bi women do have the white gaze and therefore can (and often do) fetishize and objectify woc

We also talk about the way white gay men fetishize and objectify gay moc but not with white lesbians as much and I don’t know why that is

(if you’re straight don’t even touch this post)

I drew Merlin again because something in me just nEEDed to, and now I shall post it cause i want to collaborate in the fan art world. This was HEAVILY inspired by one of @whimsycatcher’s digital art. She’s amazing like wow x100, so yes if u wanna follow a smooth Merlin fan art account, follow her. Obv mine isn’t as great but still I hope you like it!!

just-a-human  asked:

Could u please give some tiles on drawing heads/faces? Just found your blog and you are AMAZING, have a great day!

Hmm, okay so first of all, I’ve always said I’m pretty bad at tutorials and explanations, so I absolutely can’t like, guarantee that any of this stuff will work for anyone, let alone everyone. Artists have different techniques that they find work best for them. 

On the other hand, I didn’t want to just say “practice!” and leave it at that. So here’s an attempt to explain how I, personally, go about drawing heads and faces. (Apologies if the images come out gigantic and make this post really long.)

First of all, I do the typical circle with two lines. I don’t necessarily use the circle as the actual head structure; I just find that this really helps me get a feel for the direction I want the person to be looking, and where the features should be placed. The main thing that helped me get a hang of faces was always keeping in mind that they’re three-dimensional, and not just a flat oval with lined features slapped on top (I started off in 2001 drawing anime so I had a lot of bad habits to break and actual anatomy to learn. Nothing against anime, it’s just not the best thing to start from because it’s SO stylized.) 

Sometimes I’ll do that little line on the side to remind me to keep the features where they should be and not let them slide too far over on the face. It’s sort of…where I differentiate between the side of the head and the front of the face, I guess.

I also like to draw the nose early on because it’s in the middle of the face and helps me know where the rest of the features will be. Sometimes I’ll do eyebrows too, which I’ll touch on later. 

Rest of the features next. Once again, keeping in mind that the eyes are sunken into the face a little, and the nose protrudes. 

Sometimes if I’m having trouble I’ll do some really crude shading ot help me figure out where exactly things should be placed, keeping in mind the structure of the skull underneath (pink being where shadows would fall).

Hairline comes next - I no longer need the circle underneath.

I like to add hair last, on top of an already-drawn head so that I don’t accidentally make the skull too big or too small. Hair probably needs its own whole tutorial or something so I’ll leave it here for now. 

Different face shapes are pretty easy if you break them down into really simple ones to start. Detail comes after, so don’t get too caught up in it in the start. Like I said before, I like to do noses, and sometimes eyebrows, because it really keeps me in line and helps me not make the rest of the features too big or too small (at least not past where I want them, stylistically) and it keeps them where they SHOULD be according to the structure of the face.

Honestly I have no idea if this is at all coherent. I never took many actual drawing classes or anything, most of this is just stuff I’ve figured out myself that works best for me. I like to look at things that artists better than myself do, figure out why I like it so much, and work at improving those areas of my own art. Personally, my own biggest problem to get past was that whole 3D thing and not drawing a human face as a flat thing with lines slapped on top of it. Knowing the underlying structure is boring, but important. 

I really hope this helped in SOME way, even if it was really small. Thanks! <3 

The New Sugar List: 47 Songs to Inspire You

I created the sugar list out of need. I needed to songs to get ready to, to boost my confidence to, to remember why I had decided to go pro in the first place. Once I started the list, I found myself listening to and discovering new songs to add to the list. It’s an ever growing monster that I hope you enjoy. There are some songs that would be perfect on this playlist that I avoided because I had exhausted their appeal to me and others because I didn’t like the artist or the message they were providing. This list is just a jumping off point. Tweak it to your hearts content. 

  1. Whatever You Like- T.I.- Perhaps one of the first songs I ever heard that talked about sugaring. It’s still a dream. A man that will look me in the eye and say I can have whatever I like? Please, sugar gods, please. 
  2. 6 Inch- Beyonce- Walk in the club like nobody’s business….
  3. Pay Me- Miguel- …and tell them to pay you. 
  4. Normally I Get It-Lola Wolf- This song is SO me as a newbie. Improvising, taking advice I should have ignored, wondering how it all went wrong. It’s an excellent reminder of how far I’ve come and an opportunity to laugh at the past. 
  5. Lemme Get That- Rihanna- Her Excellency appears on this list five or six times. There’s a reason for that. This song in particular has always warmed my heart. There was a time when I was breaking up and making up over furniture.
  6. Bandz a Make Her Dance- Juicy J- Because, yes, bandz will make me do things that I wouldn’t do otherwise. Like pay attention to you. 
  7. Can’t Tell Me Nothing- Kanye West- This is my reminder that I’m not sugaring for accessories. I’m trying to better myself. To get certain things that will advance me towards my goal. To build a business that will get my money so right, I’ll only have men around for giggles. 
  8. Money Make Her Smile- Bruno Mars- Well, this isn’t a lie. 
  9. Work B**ch- Britney Spears- It’s my alarm to get up in the morning. It’s my reminder that this life isn’t easy
  10. Pour It Up- Rihanna- A reminder not to be afraid to get what I want. He could leave me tomorrow but I’ve still got these gifts and I know I can find someone to get me more.
  11. Glamorous- Fergie- If you aint got no money take your broke ass home. Thanks
  12. Maneater- Nelly Furtado- Because after some time spent fumbling, I’ve figured out what type of seducer I am. Men beware. 
  13. Raining Men- Rihanna- I could dwell on my failures or I could recognize that there’s more than one rich man out there and get another.
  14. Murder- Justin Timberlake- The self esteem boost I need when I can’t get my eyebrows right.
  15. Luxurious- Gwen Stefani- You worked so hard to get an SD and now you have. You worked so hard on your profile and gathered the courage to go on a POT date. Celebrate
  16. Love ‘Em All- K. Michelle- When my vanilla friends ask how I can go from man to man so quickly, this is the song that starts playing in my head
  17. Faithful- Drake- This song doesn’t really belong on this list but when I heard Amber Rose saying that she just liked really expensive shit, well I had to add it. 
  18. She Knows- Ne-Yo- I didn’t quite understand the concept of owning your sex appeal, of never apologizing for it. I get it now. 
  19. Throw Sum Mo- Rae Sremmurd- If you’ve got cash who or what should you be spending it on besides me? Throw some mo.
  20. Shawty is Da Sh*!- The- Dream- Yes, actually, I am. 
  21. All N My Grill- Missy Elliott- To the men who want to text and email and date the women they met on SD sites but don’t want to do the one thing that the site says they should be doing. Why aren’t they paying bills?
  22. She Wants to Move- N.E.R.D. - When it’s time for me to leave you, when it’s time for me to dance, you don’t need to come with me, daddy.
  23. Paper Planes- M.I.A. - All I want to do is take your money? Sounds accurate
  24. Got It- Marian Hill- My reminder that the things I have, the things I bring to the table can’t be bought or stolen by any man. There isn’t enough money in the world
  25. My Love is Like…Wo- Mya- This is not a lie. I will change your life. You will crawl back to me over and over again because of what I provided.
  26. Feeling Myself- Nicki Minaj- Because I am, I am feeling myself. It’s hard work but I’m successfully doing what I said I was going to do. 
  27. Bitch Better Have My Money- Rihanna- Does this honestly need an explanation? While I’ll never be posting allowance shots, I want what I was told I could have when I was told I would have it. 
  28. Plastic Bag- Drake & Future- I do deserve it, yes. 
  29. About the Money- T.I.- His second feature on this list and perhaps one of the more obvious songs. If it aint about the money, why are we speaking? What else could you possibly offer?
  30. Mascara- Jazmine Sullivan- Perhaps the song that speaks the most blatantly about life as a sugar baby on this list and the song that I think should be the sugar baby anthem, it’s a reminder to always stay well dressed, always stay ready for more. 
  31. The Boys- Nicki Minaj and Cassie- They’ll always spend money when they think there is love. 
  32. Guap- Big Sean- If you’ve ever gotten anon hate, dirty looks when you’re out in public, or patronizing conversations with friends that couldn’t begin to do what you do: I need you to blast this song. 
  33. Conceited (There’s Something About Remy)- Remy Ma- The attitude you need to have when they say you aren’t good enough and walk away, announce they don’t desire you, or try to lowball you. 
  34. Afford My Love-Dreezy-  The truth is, salty salts, you can’t afford me. This is not my problem.
  35. Money Over Love- Bilal- Money over love cause the best things in life aint free. 
  36. The Morning- The Weeknd- The money is the motive
  37. Spoiled- Wale- The song opens with Wale affectionately saying “with your spoiled ass”. I laughed. I am spoiled. Why shouldn’t I be?
  38. Anaconda- Nicki Minaj- A reminder that a man can want you for your body. Do you know what you want him for? Cause he buys you Balmain?
  39. Ex’s & Oh’s-Elle King- They always want to cum but they never want to leave (or pay).
  40. Sally-Bibi Bourelly- They don’t understand us. Hate, jealousy, and fear are better. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance. Let me see you rock little Sally.
  41. Back Up-Dej Loaf- Yeah, I made you feel good but…why are you blowing up my phone? Is there money? No? Back up off me. 
  42. Nun for Free-Zonnique- We don’t do nothing for free. Amen, amen.
  43. Nothing is Promised- Mike Will Made-It & Rihanna- You can lose it as quickly as you got it. Be smart
  44. Rich-K. Michelle- The only way to solve rich people problems? Get richer. Grind ladies
  45. Sex With Me- Rihanna- If I could play this song every time I’m asked if I’m a sexual person…the time I could save.
  46. No Scrubs-TLC- No explanation needed. They knew.
  47. Buy the World- Mike Will Made-It- What you think we out here hustling for? We’re just trying to buy the world and do the impossible.

What would you add to this list? Do you have any favorite songs that you get ready to take over the world (or a wallet) to?

It’s time for a comeback.

“Some gringas have imitated me; they want to dress like ‘Mexicans,’ but those poor women look like cabbages, and to tell you the truth they look plain ugly”

   -Frida Kahlo, The Letters of Frida Kahlo, 1995

This quote has a lot of relevance in respect to the recent events in the fandom. Too often Whites have stolen, taken, and appropriated the identities and cultures of People of Color for their brown paper doll oc’s. They bastardize them, filling their backstories and personalities with racist tropes and stereotypes. They ignore criticism of such actions, dismiss and trivialize concerns of People of Color as drama, and attempt to victimize themselves or dismiss their actions with shitty excuses and shitty apologies.

It is because of these recent events that I have decided to bring Not your White Fave’s OC back. People of Color cannot rely on whites in the fandom to do right by us, to stand up for us; we cannot rely on them to own up to their racism and take the appropriate steps to rectify their disgusting actions.

People of Color truly need a space for themselves, away from the racism, ignorance and indifference of the mainstream white fandom.

There have been many People of Color in the fandom and in general on Tumblr that call for the creation of “our own spaces” because we are ignored, harassed, stereotyped, etc in the mainstream fandom. However, once a said space is made, those same people leave it on read so to speak. Either it is performative, or they still desire white affirmation.

I’m here to say that we do not need white affirmation. Referring back to the original Characters of Color post, “ We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough.”- Taraji P. Henson.

The goal of this blog is still the same, to create a safe place in response to the othering, and  exclusion of creatives of color in the white mainstream fandom. A place where people of color could share and celebrate their ocs and their work without fear of being spoken over.

A place for original characters of color made BY people of color, for any form of creative content made by people of color. A place to celebrate our races and cultures without having to censor it for a white audience. It is a place to encourage creators of color to share their work, to make oc’s that represent them, and to be surrounded by a community of people like them!

And so with that I’ll end with this:

Welcome to Not Your Yt Fave’s OC, a blog made for Creators of Color by People of Color!

American cartoons animated by Japanese studios and the hybrid art style that results is EXTREMELY my aesthetic and the basis for my art style - a post

I’ve been nerding out about this on twitter all day but I wanted to make a post here about it too - people often cite my work as reminding them of things like Lupin the 3rd and Cybersix, and honestly, I”m not surprised. 

But do you know why?

Its because both shows were animated by a little (and by little I mean one of the oldest animation studios in Japan) animation studio by the name of Tokyo Movie Shinsha (as they were known up until the 2000s, and are now known as TMS Entertainment).

TMS is responsible for a really large chunk of my favorite animated media growing up. They are my biggest inspiration both animation and art style wise. I’m honestly completely infatuated with the hybrid style that was created in the 80s and 90s as a result of Japanese animation studios being outsourced to do American cartoons in general, but TMS really stands out as being the masters of this.

Examples

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

This movie went through distributor hell, falling through the hands of WB, Disney and various others. But it had an American director and was animated by TMS studio under the instruction of using a western style. Its initial release was in Japan. To this day no one really knows who owns the film property. But its one of the most shining examples of Japanese > American hybrid animation to this day and is the most prolific in making kids SWEAR this movie was anime, only to watch it again as adults and be totally confused. lmao.
It’s my favorite animated film of all time.


Galaxy High School (1986)

 This cartoon aired on the American CBS network in 1986, and was created and mostly written by Chris Columbus. It was also animated by TMS. This show sports some of the cutest animation I’ve ever seen out of TMS studio - they seemed to be given slightly more leeway on how “Japanese” it was allowed to look, despite being provided model sheets by the American character designers. This show has BIG BIG hints of Lupin throughout - mostly showcased in how the expressions, movement and especially the various running/chase scenes are animated. This show has the absolute /perfect/ blend of Japanese > American hybrid cartoon animation style, in my personal opinion. One of my absolute favorites.

Cybersix (1999)

Cybersix was a Canadian production, originally airing on the Teletoon Network in 1999. And what do you know, yet again animated by TMS studio! This show was an absolute staple of my teenhood. Not just for its gorgeous style and characters that would very clearly influence my work for years to come, but also its themes - its probably the only show I’ve ever seen to feature a truly genderfluid character, and handles gender identity with such care I’ve NEVER seen in a TV show since. This is a classy show. The animation is always breathtaking, and never skips a beat. Sadly though, due to some conflicts between production studios, the second 13 episode season never went into production, so the series is left on a bit of a cliffhanger. Still, I can not stress enough how this is a show NOT to be looked over. Its more than worth a watch.


The Real Ghostbusters (1986)

The production of this show is kind of a huge roller coaster ride that seasoned Ghostbusters fans have WAY more knowledge of and have covered it in way more detail already than I ever could ( @phelous has some great videos on his youtube channel that are worth a watch) - but it is worth noting that I had to do some slight sleuthing to discover that TMS is YET AGAIN responsible for the animation for the first 5 seasons of this show (with a Korean animation studio doing the last two) - as only DiC is credited with the production almost everywhere you look. But it’s not all that hard to see the CLEAR signs of this show being animated by a Japanese studio. The hybrid style is very prevalent here. Again, this is a show I REALLY enjoyed thoroughly as a kid due to its style and characters. I swear, I think I was just really hard wired to be drawn to TMS’ art style. lol.


These are my favorite examples. TMS is also responsible for some of my other favorite shows growing up such as Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Inspector Gadget (under the DiC label), Ducktales, Rescue Rangers, and Gargoyles (under the Disney label), and Animaniacs (under the WB label). Most of my absolute FAVORITE western TMS productions were done under the Telecom Animation Film label.

Some of my favorite anime productions of all time were done by TMS too, such as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (yes, the animated film with the most frames per second of all time and some of the most gorgeous animation ever put on screen), MOST installments of Lupin the 3rd, Tetsujin 28-go, Ashita no Joe, Detective Conan, Space Adventure Cobra, Magic Knight Rayearth, and tons more.

(And trust me, I do understand the underlying negative implications of what it means to outsource animation in asian countries. I of course don’t EVER support the abysmal treatment and underpaying of animators in Japan.)

But I do want to pay my respects to these animators, because whether they know it or not, they created something really wonderful in this process that I admire and am extremely inspired by.

In my opinion, TMS deserves the same amount of respect and notoriety as the likes of studio Ghibli. 

So yes, whenever someone sends me an ask “hey, your style reminds me of (insert TMS show here) - and its always these shows they point out, lol - I’m just going to direct them to this post.

I can’t stress enough just how clearly this style has influenced my own. I hope you all can see it now. lol. 

Thanks for reading and taking this time to geek out about animation aesthetics with me. ;;; I’d also love to hear about any shows you love/loved as a kid that feature this Japanese > American animation style in the replies to this post! 

About the “Safe Mode” feature

@staff

Hello Tumblr staff, or the person/group that manages the staff Tumblr. Please listen.

This is about the new feature that was implemented recently, “Safe Mode.” I have a lot of friends and people that I follow/follow me that are affected by it. Not only that, people around the website who are saying they’re affected by it.

A lot of people have posted that the “Safe Mode” is actually not a good feature. It’s blocking things that are not “adult-content” like posts about the lgbtqiap+. There’s also been posts about how it isn’t doing it’s best to block the actual things that are “adult-content” like the porn blogs/bots that keep on harassing users.

The main point of contention is the fact that users under 18 aren’t able to turn it off. As quoted on the staff’s post about “Safe Mode”:

“(If you’re under 18: You’re not able to turn off Safe Mode until you’re older. You’ll just have to use your imagination.)”

Now, a lot of people on Tumblr are in the lgbtqiap+ community, especially people under 18 years old. Consider that many teenagers/children use Tumblr as an outlet, a way to get away from homophobia/transphobia/etc., as a way to be free from being in the closet outside of the internet, or just in general, being in the lgbtqiap+ community.

Coupled with the fact that a lot of people are saying the “Safe Mode” feature is blocking lgbtqiap+ posts, it means that users under 18 years old who are in the lgbtqiap+ community who’ve joined for comfort are going to become lost. Blocked by a feature because they had no choice on the matter. That really pains me that there are children and teenagers who are being blocked out of the lgbtqiap+ community.

The idea of “Safe Mode” sounds good on paper. Unfortunately, it will be a complete nightmare for everybody.

I feel that if “Safe Mode” isn’t going to be removed, I think the best solution is to at least make “Safe Mode” optional for everybody. That includes people under 18 years old. Let it be an option for everybody if they want to turn it off or on.

Please listen to this message, Tumblr staff.

(Sorry if this a weird way of sending an important message. I didn’t really bother to look for the staff’s personal emails.)

Mystic Messenger Masterlist Fanartists [14|11|2017]

Here we go, the ultimate fan artists list. There might be holes in it. I will be updating this once per month. If you know of any artists that are missing or you do MM art yourself please write an ask to me or a comment on this list with the name and I will make sure to add it on the updated version.  
Sincerely, YooshixLucy

In order to be featured on this list. The artist will have to at some point have made MM art. Please don’t abuse artists art. Respect each artist's rules. <3 

We all love the MM community!
Some of the artists haven’t posted MM art in a while, but if you dig a little you will find gems.

Guide to get the most out of Masterlist

1. Go to artists blog

2. Write /archive behind the link in the address bar

3. Enjoy the search!


Cheritz Official Tumblr

https://cheritzteam.tumblr.com/

Fanartists

A

  • @abyss-of-alyss
  • @aehruh
  • @agiaputri
  • @aiyuki4s-p 
  • @akizero  
  • @akaniku [NSFW]
  • @akumakurotaneko
  • @amojinph
  • @anakito
  • @anyway-i-love-vanderwood
  • @ask-jumin-and-707 [Ask Blog]
  • @ask-mm-yoosung [Ask Blog] [CLOSED]
  • @ask-yooseven [Ask Blog]
  • @aquariumprincess23
  • @arashi-chan12
  • @artimaton-nacht
  • @artofjanabanana
  • @asltwos​
  • @audykazumii​
  • @a3107
  • @a-parade 

B

  • @bambz-art​
  • @barechu
  • @batusawa​
  • @blossoul [Blossyay NSFW blog]
  • @blossyay​
  • @bmyo 
  • @blueplusiron​
  • @brilliant-coral​
  • @bun-mi​
  • @b-griveros​

C

  • @cantobear
  • @carrioncurses
  • @ceejles​
  • @cerithe
  • @charmish
  • @chaoticstarblossoms​
  • @charlottest4r
  • @cheolsseok
  • @cherryicmad​
  • @chioriangel​
  • @choicest-sins
  • @complexwish​
  • @cordmonochrome​
  • @cosmic-artsu [NSFW]
  • @cuteatrocity​
  • @cranberrymymo​
  • @cryharu​

D

  • @daehwi.god
  • @defudefu
  • @digitalscratch-arting​
  • @doodlemessenger​
  • @dragonpigeons

E

  • @eirlysie
  • @ellorkriston
  • @eohrs
  • @eori-namo
  • @ephimeras

F

  • @fallen-lucifiel
  • @fictional-imitation​
  • @floconnunu
  • @frozenpinetree 

G

  • @genobeva-k
  • @gyuava
  • @gwenoftheroundtable

H

  • @hachig4tsu
  • @haigidal
  • @hanasamadesu
  • @hanayuuki
  • @hanhchu
  • @haru-up-n-kisumi
  • @hasukouu
  • @hey-ho-hero
  • @hikcups
  • @hiniparlousblog
  • @hiseart
  • @hitorichiii 
  • @himitsu-nk
  • @hiodollz

I

  • @ijaeli-art
  • @igemini606​
  • @imemonote​

J

  • @jaenabi
  • @jane-runs-fast [NSFW]
  • @jenmini
  • @jove-bluh

K

  • @kanozey
  • @kearttg
  • @keii
  • @kikkimia
  • @kinikim101
  • @krispy-scheme
  • @kgmarcy
  • @kziir

L

  • @labeansidhe
  • @leiram-art
  • @lethargicstarfish
  • @lililuna1234
  • @lilith5th​
  • @lilydally 
  • @littleivor
  • @loudsalmon
  • @lumi-sa
  • @lumpylips
  • @l-azi-ly

M

  • @maddeninghatter45​
  • @maddi-who
  • @mageyalook​
  • @majunju
  • @maou-shoujo​
  • @maplefishh [Closed]
  • @mararia0w0
  • @matsuri​
  • @meeluf​
  • @merychess​
  • @middlemyst​
  • @mikaziqiart​
  • @mika7616​
  • @milemiru ☆
  • @mimiblargh  
  • @minnoux
  • @miroki-sama
  • @mmmaoh​
  • @mmnya
  • @minniest
  • @monkeyhazard-art-blog​
  • @monsohot93 
  • @moonbeardoodle [NSFW]
  • @munette​
  • @muralov​
  • @myetie
  • @myrfing
  • @myssdark​

N

  • @nayeonniekim
  • @nai0101
  • @nanahuatli
  • @naoyakou
  • @narcissisticphotography
  • @neko-niki
  • @nicodrawn
  • @ningyosan
  • @nmaibou
  • @noasura
  • @nocterre
  • @norimilk

P

  • @pewpewstudio
  • @pittari
  • @poobirdy
  • @potamikou
  • @princeforestfox
  • @psonoradelic
  • @purincipia
  • @pr0crstntr

Q

  • @qiseki​
  • @queenpomo

R

  • @rainbowbutter
  • @ranayoh​
  • @rc-04
  • @reddverse​
  • @reddblush [NSFW]
  • @ren12artbook​
  • @riko-os​
  • @roociel
  • @ruiiart​
  • @r-e-i-i

S

  • @sakebobomb​
  • @sander-sonia​
  • @sennel​
  • @senorsushi
  • @shabbylines
  • @shegator
  • @shinnie-arts
  • @shrublike
  • @scentedtea
  • @sehyunseok
  • @shea-parfait
  • @shimadraws
  • @shoharace
  • @sigh–onara​
  • @sinkoriin [So much NSFW XD]
  • @si3art
  • @sketchyy-pencil
  • @skyy-loft
  • @snoweyuki
  • @socaro
  • @starsandblueroses​
  • @storgrimson​
  • @studiotiptop
  • @sunsetlance​
  • @sussuko

T

  • @taba-fumi
  • @tahleec
  • @talentlessartblog
  • @tama-onee-san
  • @tausvil
  • @taylordraws
  • @tarotealeaf
  • @thatthingaboutmymeart
  • @thwippersnapple
  • @titonkaart
  • @tofuvi
  • @tomochii-chan
  • @trichosirius
  • @tskazane
  • @tsuqinoa

U

  • @ubiquitaas
  • @urban-night-cityscape

V

  • @vanillavean
  • @vergiliaux​
  • @vess-hs​
  • @vesperfly​
  • @vinabinn​
  • @vveed [Ask blog]

W

  • @weenie-kun
  • @wengyue116​
  • @windaura​
  • @wingzofdarkness
  • @wooang-angmako

X

  • @xeraeus​
  • @xe917
  • @xmiyuv​
  • @xoxochiuchiu​

Y

  • @yanahri 
  • @yangxiaming
  • @yanumii 
  • @yeonbokong
  • @yooshixlucy [Editing and some art]
  • @yooran
  • @yooyoosungii [Contains NSFW]
  • @yukina-chi
  • @yumi-draws​
  • @yuratchkat

Z

  • @zenheart [Contains NSFW]
  • @zen-l0ve
  • @zoecam37 

#

  • @11daysofhell
  • @1o8k 
  • @2ghosts​

Fanzines

  • @juminvzine​
  • @yoosevenzine
  • @zenfanzine 

Other/Fanblogs/Fanfiction [That I follow]  

  • @ask-saeran-and-saeyoung​
  • @altairs-writings
  • @blackprose
  • @everything-vanderwood
  • @hikariamai
  • @jumin-love
  • @rikashyeon-u
  • @zen-harunyandere
  • @707-despair
 

Artists Not on Tumblr

https://mayshizuoka.deviantart.com/​

someone help me snapchat is sinking its filthy furry filter claws into me

Cheer Up Post #4698 - Newborn Kittens & Mother Edition

macisacutie would like a post featuring newborn kittens with their mothers. Here you go!

Nature/Animals Masterpost

***Disclaimer: Most of the images used do not belong to me. If you see one that’s yours, and you would like credit or to have it removed/replaced, please just ask.

Want your own Cheer Up Post? Find out how. Or see the others.

Lancelot Idea (+Lotor headcanons and Klance)

This is gonna be a very long post that features a lot of my ideas that I thought of, like, ten minutes ago. I’d like to make this into a comic/fanfic but if anyone else wants to as well, go ahead! Link it to me somehow cuz I’d love to read it and die cuz I’ll love you forever ahhh

It’s about 1,700 words, hehehe…I got really carried away. sorry about any mistakes too, I wrote this as fast as possible lol. I’ll put it under a cut.

Keep reading

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By popular demand, here are the Chaos space marines :U
Featuring the Thousand Sons, the Night Lords, the World Eaters, the Emperor’s Children, the Iron Warriors, the Word Bearers, the Black Legion, the Death Guard and the Alpha Legion.
They’re a lively bunch.

Don’t forget to credit me if you’re going to use these icons, as in somewhere on your blog not by fucking saying my name in your reblog of my own post :V

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     「   THEME #007: VITRALIS by angelicxi   」

    ↳ [ static preview ]
    ❥ the link to the code is contained within the preview.

Vitralis is a sleek, clean container theme with sidebars on both sides. Inspired equal parts by stained glass windows and Alphonse Mucha’s artwork, I wanted it to have a simple feeling, despite being elaborately crafted and equipped. It comes with features I have been asked about in the past — such as slots for descriptions (which morning glory lacked, being far more simplistic) and a music player (which some people have been nagging me about for a while now). I hope everyone enjoys it. ^^

F E A T U R E S :

— plain color background; you can change it to a texture (just upload a picture) or a full wallpaper (remember to go and change the properties under body! add: “background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: cover”, without the quote marks. ideal wallpaper size would be 1900 x 1200);
500px posts;
two sidebars with display set on-hover, as seen in the preview;
— slot for an avatar (105 x 105);
— slot for a blog title;
— home & ask + 3 extra link slots;
— slot for a description;
— a billy music player;
even more description space on the left, structured like a column. It can be used as an update tab, or simply to make things more fanciful. Use the h4 tags for the titles, and don’t worry about taking up too much space - a scrollbar will appear here as well. ^^

    「  PLEASE LIKE / REBLOG IF USING.  」
      Do NOT:
       — remove the credit
       — steal the code / parts of it
       — claim as yours in any way, shape, or form.
      Respect the maker's work, please.
 
    This theme is optimized for Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome.
    It is best viewed on a 1366x768 screen resolution.
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➸ 08.02.2017 | Monthly spread for August, featuring my aloe! School starts up again this month and I’m already sure I’m going to be swamped. Wish me luck this month xx

bairray  asked:

Got any tips for someone who wants to get into storyboarding or animation, or just any career involving drawing? 😂

I can really only speak for (television) storyboarding since that’s what I’m doing. Like I said in my last post, have a social media presence! I was hired because the showrunners liked my art style/the things I was posting on twitter(?)/tumblr(?). Because they liked my drawings, they reached out to me and asked if I was interested in testing for their show. My sense of humor managed to match theirs and my storyboards were easy to read and clear so I got the job.  Again, I got lucky with that and I’m super happy they found me. My last post has a link to a helpful YouTube video~

Some general tips for people wanting to go into TV storyboarding below the cut. 

Keep reading

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Theme #18 by raiidens
Happy 20th anniversary to Pokemon! I decided to make something before my summer was over. Here you can customize quite a bit so if you want to have your favourite Pokemon battling, go ahead! Want to have yourself catching your favourite Pokemon? Go ahead! You can add in whatever you want.
Static preview + install
Features:
  • 500px, 400px or 250px posts
  • Up to 8 links
  • Customizable colours, images, fonts
    • Custom front and back “Pokemon” images
    • Battle backgrounds: field, water, barren, grassy, cave, sand, gym, or upload your own
  • Ask/about/nav can be disabled
  • Infinite scroll (optional)
  • Monochrome posts (optional)
  • Removable captions

Please:
  • Leave the credit or move it somewhere else visible
  • Edit as much as you like
  • Like/reblog if you’re using!
  • Show me what kind of creative things you’ve done with it!

i’m actually laughing why am i getting hate on here