this was so easy to make and it looks real cool

cymbals appreciation post

because we’re not real instruments or that “anyone can play the cymbals”

also because we’re the only alive cymbal line in my school district. 

day one on the job? i couldn’t raise my arms after. cymbals aren’t light to the extent of holding them up for extended periods of time and crashing and such. if you don’t believe me, try doing scarecrows. not fun. mine weigh about 5 pounds each, but when you’re holding hi-hats for snares, it’s 10 pounds on one hand. do this while marching in time, backwards in parades. some cymbals weigh more, too, and they make them look so light. 

look at their toned arms, and the insane visuals they do. 

Originally posted by bottomoftheline

going along with “anyone can play the cymbals, its just like banging pots and pans together” but not. it isn’t. we tried teaching multiple people who were like “cymbals are so easy” the cadence with visuals and they couldn’t after a minute. 

ok but everyone in cymbal line has huge bruises on their arm and on their stomachs because they accidentally pinch themselves crashing, doing hi-hat snaps, and sliding. i have some near my underarm area from choking crashes too.

cymbals are amazing instruments. they are just as important as any other instrument in pit, drum line, and the band.

(^ hella rad video scv cymbal line video and insane visuals ^)

A cool thing I noticed about Shinigami’s hair...

First off, it’s worth noting that long hair is a rarity in television-budget CGI. It’s tricky for animators to handle, even when the hair’s a solid object rather than actual hair. So most of the time, designers take the easy way out by having female characters’ hair kept tied up somehow like April’s or cut short like Karai’s.

For Shini, however, the designers and animators finally decided to have a female character who has long hair and always has it down.

That alone isn’t the cool part. The animators also came up with a sneaky trick to make it move and act more like real hair, despite it being a solid object.

Here we have a shot of Shini with her hair the way it usually looks (note the clear widow’s peak):

Now here’s another shot of her taken from around the same scene as above:

See a difference?

That’s right! The animators made more than one model of the hair!

There’s one with it’s combed back…

…and one with it covering half of her face!

It can even change what side of the face it covers!

I haven’t even noticed this trick until just now, which shows just how well the animators pulled it off. So props to them!

luna-nitro  asked:

Sterek fanfic,as in,I'm Stiles, professional-street-dancer-and-the-pack-doesn't-know-until-they-follow-me-to-a-battle-to-know-where-i-go AU Werewolf!Jackson,Alive!Allison, Alive!Boyd&Erica(make that Ship real please). Really specific,I kno. Sorry😳😂

Hey, no worries! This was a cool one (but, as always, my knowledge on this subject is MINIMAL, so I basically glossed over/made a bunch of shit up about how dance battles might work in this world… it’s fiction, okay?) and I tried to incorporate all your requests!!

In the end, it’s almost laughably easy to get away with it.

For example, the whole lie detector thing? Only works in very specific ways, like, for example, if you looked Derek Hale straight in the eyes and said, “January has 40 days,” or, “No, I don’t occasionally have very vivid dreams about your tongue in my… mouth.”

If Derek simply asked, “Stiles, does January have 30 days?” though, and Stiles didn’t answer, or said, “Blue,” or something like that… nada.

Besides, Scott’s sensor is still a little rusty.

The point being that nobody looks at Stiles and asks, “Do you spend Friday evenings in San Francisco competing in dance battles?” (because really, why the hell would that be their first guess), and so Stiles never has to say no, and therefore, he never has to lie.

The one time Scott asks, Stiles just raises his eyebrows in a significant manner and tells him that he has “an appointment,” which, besides technically not being a lie, is also the code they used to use back in middle school when Stiles was too ashamed to tell anybody he was going to therapy three times a week and would only remind Scott that they’d have to postpone their macaroni-and-cheese eating contest until an afternoon when Stiles didn’t have ‘an appointment.’

So maybe Scott thinks he’s back in therapy again, whatever. Not like that would be a surprise, after the last few years.

And besides, dance is almost like therapy for Stiles. It’s no coincidence that he quit seeing his therapist two weeks after seeing a group of dancers messing around in the park on a weekend trip to San Francisco with his dad, when he had a moment of absolute clarity, looking at a guy in a red ball cap spinning on his hand, and thought, “I want to do that.”

Stiles’ dad was a little less than thrilled about the broken lamp that resulted from Stiles attempting to mimic that move in the privacy of his own bedroom, but besides that minor speedbump, it turned out that dancing—this kind of dancing—was actually something that Stiles was good at.

At least, he thought that he looked pretty good compared to the YouTube videos he copied, because he obviously never showed anybody. Even his dad. Even Scott.

So when he snuck out of the house the first weekend he had his driver’s license and drove down to the city, lied about his age to get into a club hosting a dance battle, and then horrified himself when he stepped into the empty circle himself, unprompted and uninvited…

It turns out that other people—other dancers—think he’s good, too. It turns out that when he’s dancing, when he’s totally focused on the music and his muscles, then he can stop worrying about what the spectators are thinking, about his calculus test, about (more recently) the coven that just rolled into town.

He doesn’t have to think about anything.

He can just dance.

Okay, so the point is, dancing is something real and precious to him, an escape from the hellhole that has recently been his life, and a well-kept secret to boot.

It’s easy to get away with.

Until it’s not.

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Name: Rachael 

Location: California, USA

Age: 20

Info: I’m very easy going. I love new things I love old things. I have many interests and things I enjoy, Favorite movie is nightmare before christmas (lowkey wanna be a claymation animator) Obsessed with anything and everything Harry Potter. I become too emotionally attatched to fictional characters and find that I like them more than most people in my life at the moment (I’m going through a real rough patch right now). TV shows and movies make me so happy (GoT, Penny Dreadful, American Horror Story, Superwholock, OITNB, Friends, Scubs, anything disney, anything Tim Burton, anything Johnny Depp so much more) all music is wonderful. I really wanna exchange bands and music and books and comics and have fun and make a friend or friends. 

Looking For: A friend, someone I can talk to about my week and funny things and just randomness. But also someone who can talk about deep stuff and not judge and just be cool about things. Any gender or sexuality is wonderful! Hope to hear from some of you beautiful people!! xoxo

cool tips n tricks 4 artists

looks p good

but u forgot somethin’

u forgot the damn legs and now you are laying down staring at the ceiling in horror bc you can draw legs, but you have no idea how to add legs

WELL HERE’S A REALLY EASY WAY TO FIX UR LIL DILLEMA!

draw out some rectangles where the legs would go, (don’t forget to add in a feet-like shape!) we’re basically gonna sculpt out the shape until we get something that resembles legs! remember that you can add onto the silhouette if you feel you need it!

you should end up with something like this vvv

OKAY LOOKIN GOOD

now you’re gonna want to outline the pants and shoes/feet w/e you’re doin it’s cool just keep in mind what kind of shoe you’re doing, remember you can always just add onto the silhouette if you need to!

once you do that, just make your adjustments! for example, this character in particular is a shorty so i’m just gonna adjust his height real quick cause he too tall so imma fix that

no ^^

yes vv

and boom there you go! you got some fine asf legs!

Kazzian Rhapsody

*Lyrics written by Kazzie ohio-cnk-80q3 (Sam), based on Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Spoilers for Stolen Dance!**

Is this the real life?

Can’t just be fantasy,

Caught up in Riptide,

My escape from reality.


Open your eyes,

Look down to the tags and see

It’s such a sad fic, I need your sympathy

Because it’s easy come, never go,

Lotta highs, lotta lows,

Any way the wind blows, oneshots really matter to me, to me.


Mama, just killed my Sam

Had a black bag in his hand

Stabbed my stomach, how he’s dead.

Mama we had just begun

But now he’s gone; witch threw it all away.


Mama, ooh

Did you mean to make me cry?

If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,

Carry on, carry on, cuz oneshots really matter.


“Sweet dreams” No! It’s not done!

Sent shivers down my spine,

Heart’s aching all the time.

Oh why, Mama Kazzy, did he have to go?!

Had to leave us all behind to face the truth.


Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows)

I don’t wanna cry

I sometimes wish you never wrote them at all.


I see a little silhouetto of a fan

Budapest, Budapest, this just can’t b the ending!

Thunderbolt and lightning

Immortals was enlightening me

(Lucky Penny) Lucky Penny

(Lucky Penny) Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny Mama oh!

I can’t say no!


I’m just a little fan, Mama Kaz loves me

She’s just a little fan, from a Fort City.

Spare me some time for my Kaz family.


Easy come, never go, I just love them all!

Amnesia! No I have to read them all! (Read them all!)

Cold Coffee! I have to read them all! (Read them all!)

Not Broken! I have to read them all! (Read them all!)

I just love them all! (Love them all!)

Always always read each on!

Never let one go oh

No no no no no no no.

Oh Mama Kazzy, Mama Kazzy (Mama Kazzy love you so!)

This oneshot blog has a preference put aside for us, for us, for us!


So you think you can read them and move on just fine?

So you think I can love them and really not cry?

Oh baby, can’t be so naive, baby.

Just can’t get out, just can’t get right outta here.


(Oh yeah, oh yeah)


Kazzy really matters

Anyone can see,

Kazzy really matters

Kazzy really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.

What do my parents think of my cosplay:
My mom knits. sews, and quilts and my dad had an apprenticeship as a tailor for 7 years and spent 8 years as a fashion designer for a major sport clothes company.

When I told them I wanted to start sewing they got very happy. When I told them I wanted to sew clothes out of video games they cooled a little bit but they used to game a lot so they were still into it. Finally when I told them about starting a Hetalia cosplay they weren’t so thrilled. They don’t think of cosplay as “real” sewing since you often take the easy way when making something so it looks great for a con but maybe wont last forever.

But thankfully now they don’t have a problem with it since I got a part time job. As long as I do well at work and pay for my own fabric they love to help teachign me new ways to sew. Things are going so well ,in face, that with their help I plan on opening an online vest and tie shop over this summer