though this is not as pretty and amazing as it was

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Watercolor sketchbook - Flowercrowns 

I just recently bought the Moleskine watercolor sketchbook and… I’m not in love with the paper to be honest? I don’t know, I’ve seen artists do amazing things with this sketchbook but I struggled to get decent blooms and lifting color is pretty much impossible. Still gonna fill the whole thing though. 

anonymous asked:

hello fellow makoharu shipper! do you happen to know any good makoharu fic recs - multichapter or one shot? i miss these two

Helloooo!! ahhh I am not a big fic reader, I read some from time to time ;)) so for my fav MH fics, they are not all very recent but I hope you won’t mind? >////<

When Haru met Makoto ; this is my favourite, very LONG fic but the romance is slow but well build. It’s an AU where instead of Rei, it’s Makoto who is the new teammate of the club and it follows the episodes of s1 with this new view^^

The Palace That Rose From the Sands  ;  an other long AU fic xD it’s based on the arabic AU from the ending. The writing is amazing, everything is so detailed, it’s really immersive <3 (and there is a sequel *0*)

Saltwater ; it takes place in tokyo after s2, it’s Haru comforting Makoto so basically, a lot of fluff =v=) <3

Dolphin Kick  ; I have this thing for Myth’s fic, she always creates stories with so much warm feelings in it <3 It’s  Makoharu and their professional and couple life ^^

ect…

anonymous asked:

How the hell did you find all those fossils??? That's amazing!! Seriously is there a trick or technique or???? That's too many to just be luck! That's so cool!!!

Will answer this and the other anon’s question about where together!

I live in Southern MD, and there are cliff formations nearby full of Miocene fossils, here’s a good website all about the Calvert Cliffs and some of the beaches you can collect from. You can’t actually dig in the cliffs, so the fossils you can find have been eroded out and washed up on beaches.

My favorite spot is Flag Ponds, for sentimental reasons and it’s just a pretty spot in general. I think you can find bigger stuff at Calvert Cliffs easier but it’s a tiny beach. 

Usually I just walk along the shore and pay attention. Shark teeth are pretty obvious and that’s what everyone’s looking for, though lots of people have come up to ask me what I’ve found and what they look like so they can look. Ray teeth are easiest for me to spot because of their rectangular shape. 

I pick up pretty much anything that’s black, some of the time it’s a soggy piece of wood but I’m pretty good at spotting those vs fossils by now. Lots of bending down picking up stuff. Having worked with lots of bones I am familiar with common textures and shapes so I can identify if something is a bone fragment or a rock (though if I’m really unsure, it goes in the “maybe” pocket for a later look). 

Some serious fossil hunters have fancy scoops and sifters and will dig out lots of shell debris and sort through it. Personally I think I find better stuff if I’m casual about it, picking up what the waves offer me. Some of the best things I’ve found I just stumble upon when I’m not looking very hard. Yesterday I decided I wanted to make a scoop so I duct taped a kitchen spider strainer to a pole and used that. It was pretty helpful to grab things from the surf since the water was cold and I had boots on (sometime I’ll get waders), but I hardly had to use it. There were so many fossils yesterday. 

Knowing what the tides are like is also helpful. Exposed tidelines of shell debris are rich with fossils at low tide. Recent storms will aid in freeing fossils from the cliffs. Winter seems to be a good time because the water level is low. 

anonymous asked:

I don't know how but Dr. Osolong is my favorite character in the show even though he barely got mentioned in the show. It is very entertaining to see Ryan denying his adorable crush on him, so it's there any chance we will meet Dr. Osolong "in the flesh" next season? Pretty please?! Anyway, thank you for creating such an amazing and creative show!

Nothing solid, but the season is still being written.

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ITS FINISHED!!!!

Yep! that’s right! we got this amazing aquaponics system finished today, it was fantastic to see the last parts fitted today and ready to be flooded later this week. We were hampered by rain most of the day which interfered with pretty much every aspect of the day, but we got there!

At the moment, it stands as:

4 x 400-450ltr growbeds,
1 x 220ltr filter
2 x 1000ltr fishtanks
1 x 500ltr sumps.

I truely hope that the owner goes though with the extension for this system, I would love to see this machine fully operational

So, the plan:
- flood the left two growbeds, a fish tank, the sump and the filter, check the flow levels, make any adjustments, and once that is working just fine,
- I will use the same water to flood the right side,
- While I do that, i will let the left side dry, then glue it and silicone it.
- I will then repeat the process with the right side.
- when its glued, leveled and siliconed as well, then we are all good to hand over the keys!

I am having a ball building this!

Take Care all, We hope that you have loved the photos as much as i have building it! if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Welcome to our new followers!! Thanks for joining us!

kookieslovetosmile  asked:

Ello! I'd like to ask for a match up if that's not too much to ask..? I'm female, 5'3, and straight (sadly). I'm a complete dork and I love to read a heck of a lot. Music is amazing, especially all the emo bands. I'm not really a funny person, and I love video games and am very competitive during them. I have extremely low self-esteem and I'm normally pretty quiet. I love to sketch and draw. I'm bad at talking about feelings and I love shipping and all that stuff. (THANK YOU :D)

Your match is Underfell-Napstablook! Emo bands? Right up their alley. They’re essentially a never-ending resource for any sad/depressing songs you could be craving. & they’ve never had a very good sense of humor (though they do try), so your blunt/dry nature is a bit of a relief to them. Video-games aren’t really their thing, not that they own any, but snail-racing is always a fun past-time, & it can get pretty competitive on it’s own, so you’ve got that. Napstablook is more often quiet than not, but when they’re feeling up to it they’ll become surprisingly sweet by giving you small bursts of encouragement–though they know they’re not very skilled at that sort of thing. & even though talking has never been their strong suit, they are a good listener at least.

anonymous asked:

honestly your hp au is so??? GOOD??? i love it. i. yeah. love it so much. ❤️ and i was wondering, could you explain why you chose gon was more suitable as slytherin and killua as ravenclaw? if this hasn't been already asked, of course! have a good day/night lovely! ❤

skl;afjdlkjldjjs;alkjfsdkljfddssjfldfjks;lfakjsd thank you so much ;;__;; that’s so kind of you to say that!!!

Honestly the main reason I put them in those houses is because of olivemeister’s incredible hp hxh crossover fic, You’re A Wizard, Killua. If you haven’t read it please do its absolutely amazing and wonderful and everything anyone could ever want for a harry potter au fic!!! (and then go read the rest of his fics bc holy shit they’re the best things in existence)

But basically Killua is an incredibly smart kid, and that shows through his ability to analyze a situation pretty much immediately and how he’s the one who comes up with plans to defeat enemies. So that puts him in Ravenclaw. He’s not a Slytherin in my opinion bc…well, he’s not ambitious?At all? He’s traveling with Gon in the first place bc he has no idea what he wants to do with his life. I can’t see him in Gryffindor, and he could technically be a Hufflepuff but the only two pple he’s super loyal to his Gon and Alluka.

Gon, on the other hand, leaves Whale Island with a goal to find Ging and nothing can get in his way from doing just that. Same thing with Kite- Gon was determined to bring Pitou to save Kite and he did. He is extremely ambitious. You could put him in Hufflepuff or Gryffindor bc he’s brave and loyal, but his Slytherin traits stand out more. Like his desire to save Kite caused him to overlook everything else that was going on around him, in a way…and Gon is not a Ravenclaw haha XD I think he likes to learn but not nearly enough to put him in that House. 

I hope that helped! Here’s my reasoning for the other characters’ Houses if you’re interested

some ps4 games i bought recently

mercenary kings: it’s really fun, as grinding games go. it also looks amazing, and they’ve managed to make shooting and stabbing enemies really satisfying. it has the problem that pretty much all action games with levelling and equipment have, that’s i’ve complained about a thousand times before: i’m only on the second set of stages, and the reverse difficulty curve is already in effect.

jojo’s bizarre adventure: eyes of heaven: though all these anime licenced 3d arena fighting game things are incredibly similar mechanically (there’s this, dragonball xenoverse, dragonball battle of z, and j-stars victory vs+ that i’ve played so far), this is the best of the ones i’ve played. it just feels better to play than the others.

pinball arcade: this has hundreds of tables that you have to buy seperately as dlc. but that’s fine i guess, i only got it because it has addams family pinball in it. i might get black knight 2000 at some point when i have $5 us psn credit spare

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Some oooold stuff from Same Old World. This was my first time drawing Lapis, so it was pretty daunting. I ended up liking how the episode came out, though, thanks to everyone else’s amazing work down the line. 

In this first shot of Lapis I really wanted to capture how Steven’s presence takes her out of her misery, so I got into posing out that mental transition, also drawing her wings and hair *_* I love Steven’s moments with the Homeworld gems… I think there is something very fragile, exciting and sweet about his relationships with these characters that very recently turned a new leaf.

Yuri on Ice

• really good sports anime
• beautiful art with lots of attention to small details
• interesting and diverse characters with greatly varried ages
• non-sterotypical representation of different countries
• healthy competition. Everyone is still friends. Except JJ, JJ is an ass
• Even though everyone wants to win they still support their friends
• The dog didn’t die
• the show has some really funny moments
• shows a pretty accurate depiction of anxiety
• Doesn’t pretend getting in a relationship will fix all your problems
• Nobodies perfect, characters make mistakes and learn from them
• relationships grow naturally
• cute date episode
• healthy canon homosexual relationship between two main chacters
• the healthy canon homosexual relationship is also an interracial relationship
• they got engaged!!!!
• Drunk dancing Yuuri
• Pole Dancing Yuuri
Ok, Who sold their soul? I want to personally thank them

The @miracuclasszine finally came out and it’s amazing! Everyone’s posting their own masterpieces so here’s mine? I’m pretty happy with how this turned out overall.

 I tried to draw all the girls and managed to forget Lila though

Aw man dude

If fucking Sun and Moon was this FUCKING awesome?

HOW WILL THEY HANDLE SINNOH?!

The PIANO MUSIC?! Sun and Moon’s music was amazing?! How will they handle the FUCKING PIANOS?

The starters! Will they get z moves? MEGA evolutions?! Will my boy Infernape return with POWER?!

The visuals duuude Sinnoh was already pretty but the Snow and the Forests! The lakes! Aw man the visuals!!! I can just feel the winter chills of the Lakes, Eterna Forest and the Towering Mount Coronet…

The return of Barry! He’s the strongest trainer with his level cap going around or over 80 which is hilarious. (Stronger than red). How will my ADHD buddy return!!!
Will they update Lucas/Dawn and have them be more useful and helpful?! Please let them do stuff like Hau did!!!

CYRUS THOUGH
They wrote Lusamine amazingly well and made her so complex! What will they do with Cyrus?!
Will they go into how emotionally manipulative he is? His backstory of abusive parents and his grandpa who cared for him?

How about Saturn?! He was cool as hell! Jupiter, Mars, (Charon I guess)?! The updated visuals on their designs????

THE DISTORTION WORLD?!?!?!
I WAS KINDA UPSET WE COULDNT EXPLORE ULTRA SPACE A BIT BUT IMAGINE HOW FUCKED UP THAT PLACE WOULD BE. SURFING ON THE WALL AND SHIT?!
GIRATINA, DIALGA AND PALKIA!!!!!

Pokemon don’t fucking do this to me.
I’m gonna get a heart attack.
Shit!!!!
SINNOH PLEASE RETURN!!!!

Well I think I speak for all of us when I say that 2016 was probably one of the, uh, more… volatile years to date. A lot of shit went down these past months, globally and locally and what-not, and I gotta say if it wasn’t for Critical Role this year would have been utterly unbearable.

I got into Critical Role a little over a half a year ago? I think? But uh I can safely say it’s pretty much taken over my whole life at this point haha;; I remember being overwhelmed at just how much content there was to get through, but the way the fandom received me was just so welcoming and friendly and I’m so glad I decided to jump on this bandwagon! I’m thankful and blessed to be a part of such a widely diverse bunch of creative and amazing people who get together on a weekly basis to basically get emotional over some nerdy voice actors who roll dice and play D&D. (I started playing because of CR too! :D)

Anyways, the first thing I ever drew for CR was this fanart way back in July, and I thought it fitting that I send off 2016 in the CR fandom the way I first entered it, with Vax and Gilmore. Have a wonderful new year everyone!

And… is it Thursday yet? ;)

Running Out Of Time

pairing: Lin x reader

warnings: ANGST

requests: “Anonymous asked: because I’m a literary masochist (apparently), pretty pretty please may I have just all kinds of Lin angst? Ruin me with your words” (i didn’t write this for the request specifically, because i have another fic in the works that’s angst as well which i wrote for the request)

summary: Nine years of being married to Lin, and each of them was a blessing. (idk how to summarize it, just stay for the storyline please)

Okay wow this fic really took a lot out of me. Thank you to @sunshinemiranda for the advice and for generally being amazing! This was somehow inspired by What I’m Proudest Of by @ourforgottenboleros, who also inspires me daily. I don’t know how to feel about this fic. Enjoy!

words: 4050 lmao oops

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before.

Lin paused the episode of Gilmore Girls and turned to you.

“Remember how our first conversation was about how boring parents were?”

“We were 4, though, so that’s perfectly acceptable.”

“Remember when you avoided me all through primary school?”

“That was because my friends wouldn’t stop singing ‘K-I-S-S-I-N-G’ whenever you talked to me!”

“Like I would’ve kissed you then, girls had cooties.”

“That wasn’t what you said in high school at that party.”

“God, shut up. I was drunk, we were separated in middle school, and that was the first time I saw you in a dress, okay?”

“Funny how we became best friends, though. Our friendship prevailed through the violent road of high school, college and after college.”

“Funny how we had such faith in platonic sleepovers and we really believed it when we said ‘Oh, we’re just friends.’”

“Funny how I told myself I wouldn’t marry you because my mom thought you were the perfect guy.”

“Funny how I’m getting married to my best friend and nothing has ever felt this right.”

“That, I can agree with.”

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Producer & Blue Note President Don Was on Working on Niall Horan’s Debut: ‘He’s The Real Deal’

1D fans everywhere have been eager for updates on the second solo album due from the internet-breaking boy band’s alumni: Niall Horan, whose debut single “This Town” hit no. 25 on the Hot 100 this fall, appears to be next in line after Zayn Malik – though no release date for his project has been confirmed.

One detail Horan has shared, though, is the producers he’s been working with. In a recent letter to his fans on Dec. 5, Horan shared that he’s been in the studio with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay) and Don Was, the Blue Note president who, as Horan put it, “is a complete legend and has produced anyone from The Rolling Stones to John Mayer to Bob Dylan.” He continued, “For me to work with this calibre of producer is pretty amazing really and I’m humbled that they wanna work with me.”

During a conversation with Was last week, it seemed that the pair had formed something of a mutual admiration society. “[Niall] showed up with a bunch of really great songs he wrote, he sings really well,” said Was. “He was thoroughly professional, humble and sweet. He spent time talking with all the musicians, hung out – everybody loved him.”

Was added that the album that prompted Horan to call him up was not what he’d expected. “I was trying to think [of what it would be], thinking of the stuff I did 30 years ago,” he said. “But it was John Mayer’s Born and Raised, which feels like a pretty recent excursion to me…but then again, [Niall]’s 23. On that record, John was trying to evoke the feeling of those old, 60’s Laurel Canyon albums – which I think we did, in a modern way. I love that record and I’m glad [Niall] liked it, even though it’s not what you would associate with One Direction. John was highly complimented when I told him about that.”

Of Horan’s debut solo single – Was produced the 1 Mic 1 Take version – he said, “It’s a real solid song,” adding that much of what they’ve recorded for the album shares its aesthetic. “He’s the real deal, man,” Was concluded. “I’m so impressed with this guy.”

anonymous asked:

Can cranes and herons pick up objects with their feet? Can their feet even reach their mouths (e.g. to bring a food item to it)?

So, though they look pretty similar, cranes and herons aren’t that closely related. Herons are part of Ardeidae, with other stabby-faced predatory birds like egrets and bitterns. Cranes are all the way over in Gruidae (I guess… also stabby-faces, but different, okay), and the two families are not even that closely related

That being said, both herons and cranes can, in fact, reach their terrifying knife faces with their weirdo spindly feet!

As I mentioned before, when you think about it, they are technically “birds of prey” - i.e. they are predatory birds. They’re distinguished from the true raptors by not having murder talons to match their murder face. Their “talons” look like they belong on some kind of beautiful, delicate songbird instead of a leggy fish assassin. Not at all suitable for murder.

They can grab with their feet, and will use them for very impressive high-kicks, but their primary “tool” is their beak. Anything that requires manipulation, such as nest-building, hunting, picking something up - their first instinct will be to use their beak.  So I guess my final consensus would be that they could bring something up to their mouth, but they probably wouldn’t.

Yuri On Ice - Episode 11 - Thoughts and Theories

This episode is all set up but it’s pretty brilliant set up for 12.

Originally posted by wakata

Let me explain.

All 6 skaters in the final went though something in this episode, there was a distinctive arc to each of their performance (I’ll leave Yuri and Yurio’s last).

Phichit fulfilled his dream of skating to that piece of music that had been in his mind for years. Maybe his score wasn’t the best, but his dream still came through and he gave an amazing performance.

Chris is coming to terms with the fact that he’s the oldest in that rink, and by the tone of it, he knows his career is also coming to an end… but maybe not just yet. (also, is that guy his hot boyfriend? because that’s a hot dude) (Probably just his coach though).

JJ bombed completely. It was sobering to him. Yes. but also showed that the people who love him, truly do. Starting with his girlfriend. It gave him something he was lacking until now: perspective (he is still JJ though).

Originally posted by enchantingnanami

Otabek - Being friends with Yurio is more than just because they are similar. Not being able to keep up with the Russian skaters as a junior made him feel like he was lacking, and it was Yurio in particular who made him feel that way. But… it also helped him find out who he is as a skater. He’s not lyrical like Victor and Yurio, he’s something else… and has the potential to be just as good.

Originally posted by enchantingnanami

Yurio - He stopped being in his head and actually enjoyed skating for the sake of it. Up until now he had been very clinical about his skating, wanting to do whatever it took to beat Victor (in a sense), to prove himself. His skating evolved when he found his agape, but he still struggled to hold onto it. In that performance he managed to do it and to let go of himself… and it was awesome. Also, he’s capable of supporting someone else. He wants Otabek to do well (I think he even wants Yuri to do well, tbh).

Originally posted by wakata

Yuri - He went through a rollercoaster. He starts high because of what happened in the previous episode, and Victor’s words and what they mean. He was actually doing very well, but he took a chance and it didn’t pay off as he hoped. He crashed. He was pretty down though Victor was trying to console him. Then he sees Victor Watching Yurio, and you know Yuri is probably wondering if Victor regrets coaching him instead of having gone back to Russia with Yurio (to skate or to coach, that’s irrelevant at this point).

Yuri sees almost everyone else score higher than him… up until JJ. But in watching JJ bomb he is able to appreciate JJ’s effort, and that in turn helps him realize that well, he (Yuri) is one of the best skaters in the world, he is also trying real hard and taking chances he wouldn’t have never dared before. Plus he has all this support from all these people around him (and back home) and this amazing guy who chose him (for whatever reason), he’s doing okay

He is at peace, finally, with what happened the year before.

Originally posted by bonbonbunny

Now.. then there is Victor. I had my theory of what was going through his mind when he was seeing Yurio skate. At that moment, Victor realized he is done.

He has been working toward that realization for a while now, earlier in the same episode he comes to realize that being Yuri’s coach has made him grow in ways competing didn’t and couldn’t. I think that maybe in the back of his mind he thought he might return after this (I’m honestly not sure) but watching Yurio… I think he realized he had given all he could as a competitor.

And he was wrestling with it when Yuri sees him on the stairs. This is his new beginning.

Victor can’t push the sport as a competitor anymore, but he can as a choreographer and as a coach - because he did choreograph that for Yurio - thats why, I believe, he was more clinical but also more relaxed and happy while analyzing the other skaters. At the same time. Victor is a proud guy, and he’s proud of his accomplishments. He knows how good he is (without the conceit of someone like JJ). So it’s still a blow.

However he now has Yuri, and that matters.

Sadly, this is also why I think Victor is going to misinterpret what Yuri says about “ending this”, until he sees Yuri skate anyway.

As for who wins… if Yurio doesn’t have some freak injury… i’m predicting:

Gold: Yurio, Silver: Otabek and Broze: Yuri, maybe. I don’t think Yuri will win. I want him to but those were pretty huge scores on Yurio and Otabek.