try this for example

The portrayal of Alec’s relationship with his mother is really interesting and important to me. In the beginning of the series, you have him trying to live up to his parents expectations, to set a good example for his siblings, to be a strong shadowhunter and leader. He doesn’t call out his mother’s problematic treatment of Isabelle, even though I’m sure he didn’t agree with it. He simply tries to keep the attention away from her by being The Good Son™ and making sacrifices on behalf of his family, so they don’t have to.

Alec never had a reason to question his parents before, to doubt the lessons they taught, to doubt their perspective and beliefs. It’s not until he learns that they were once members of the Circle, a group that wanted to completely eradicate the downworlders, that we see him slowly starting to question his parents and wondering if they’ve just been using him and his siblings to try and make up for their own mistakes. It’s not that Alec never thought for himself before, because of course, we know he did - it’s just that his perspective was limited and he didn’t question his parents or the Clave because he had never been given a reason to before. It’s what he, and many other shadowhunters, were raised to believe.

So we see Alec begin to turn on his mother a bit because suddenly a lot of her expectations for him and Isabelle seem hypocritical. She judges them for any mistake they make, acting as if she never made any of her own. She expects them to be obedient and law abiding when she and Robert both turned on the Clave. Of course there’s a reason for this - she’s trying to protect her children from making the same mistakes she did - but she goes about it the wrong way, and Alec is understandably too angry to even consider the reason behind her strictness.

And this kind of follows their relationship into the second season, where Alec has made it clear that he’s not going to be the obedient son anymore, that he is going to fight for the things he believes in and the people he cares about. More importantly, he’s not going to stand by and blindly take his mother’s criticism if it’s unwarranted and he’s not going to bend over backwards to earn her approval anymore because he’s learning that while it would be nice to have, he doesn’t need it. He never did. So he stands up for Jace when Maryse tells him to forget about his parabatai, and he stands up for Magnus when she lets her prejudice against downworlders show, because he is done standing idly by while she says bad things about the people he cares about.

But despite everything, despite the secrets and the criticism and her inability (so far, at least) to completely accept Alec for who he is and who he loves, Alec still loves her. He doesn’t turn a blind eye to her flaws and isn’t afraid to call her on them, but she is still his mother and that’s something that never changed for him. When he learns that his father is cheating on her and sees how it’s upsetting her, how hard she’s struggling to hold herself together, he sympathizes with her and immediately sets aside their differences and goes into protective mode. We don’t know a lot about Maryse and Robert’s relationship, but the fact that Alec shared the story of their proposal with Magnus so he could honor them with the theme for Max’s party suggests to me that they’ve viewed them as mostly being happily married. So learning of Robert’s cheating does come as a surprise, especially when Alec was under the impression that they were fighting because of his recent life choices.

And I just love that Alec gets to have such a complex relationship with his mother, who he has every reason to resent but can’t completely because… Alec’s all about his family. They mean everything to him, no matter how angry he may get with them or how much he may disagree with their views. And I find it very realistic that he would set aside his anger and frustration with his mother to offer her comfort during what he recognizes to be a difficult time in her life. That’s just who Alec is. And Robert cheating on Maryse obviously doesn’t excuse the harmful things she’s said, it doesn’t redeem her, but it adds a sympathetic nuance to her characterization that wasn’t there before because for all her flaws she does love her family. She’s just not very good at it.

And I think that this has the potential to be the beginning of a redemption arc for her, because Alec has made it clear that if she wants to make things right with him, she has to make them right with the people he cares about, too. And she’s started doing that with Jace, but let’s be honest, we all know eventually she’s going to have to do that with Magnus, too. Alec’s giving her time to come around while making it known that Magnus isn’t going anywhere so yes, she does have to get used to him and at the very least learn to be civil. And she will, or she’ll push him away.

IDK their relationship is just so multifaceted and I really enjoy it and I’m looking forward to seeing more of it in the future. Ultimately the goal is to begin eradicating the prejudice against downworlders and breaking those barriers, and although right now it seems like we’re a long way away from that, it’d be nice to see it happen with Maryse, especially with the depth Nicola brings to the character. At the very least, the narrative seems to consistently call out her problematic behaviour, and we need more of that on the show IMO.

Personal Shielding Visual Aids

A lot of my students often tell me that they struggle with shielding because they don’t know what to visualize their shield as. So I thought I would make a list of examples to try out!


 Layer your shields for various things using various visualizations, makes your shield stronger and can work like a coffee filter (if you want it to) filtering out things more and more (I have starred * my favorites for layering)

  • Cement blocks*
  • Bricks
  • Chicken Wire*
  • Barbed Wire
  • Clouds
  • Fog
  • Glass*
  • Crystal Shell
  • Colors*
  • Fuzzy energy (Think the haze that comes off the road on a hot day)*
  • Water
  • Fire*
  • Electric Fence
  • Chainlink Fence
  • Inside of a Redwood Tree
  • Mirrors (Regular or like the police use (2 way? 1 way? idk)*
  • Bubble
  • Tent Material
  • bullet proof glass

krakjya  asked:

"a for ally" IS beneficial for closeted people! speaking as someone who was closeted for safety reasons, it still allowed me to have access to my community and resources w/o too much suspicion seeing as cis het people had also labeled themselves as 'allies' in my local org. not trying to start discourse, jus giving an example of why using that rhetoric isn't necessarily 'outing lgbt people'. Have a nice day/night! sorry you're getting yelled at.

Yeah, I know, and I think that’s great! I’m not trying to deny that it is helpful. What I just don’t understand is the fact that exclusionists say they don’t want aspec people in our community because they’re cishet, yet at the same time, they say a is for ally, which allows real cishets in. Like yeah, ally is helpful for closeted people, but defining ally as a closeted LGBT+ person would be basically telling cishets “hey, every ally is a closeted LGBT+ person so go ahead and out/harass them”. ~🐱


So, I was playing around, trying to get a few more examples, and decided I wanted some half-breed examples. Since horns are an Au Ra’s ears, I figured they probably didn’t have two sets of ears (cat-like/horns – of course, everyone is welcome to their own headcannon and I am by no means saying it is not possible).ANYWAY! I situated the horns up a bit higher, closer to where they’d be on a Miqo’te. The Miqo’te face is used here, since an Au Ra face would be TOO EASY ON MYSELF. Added limbal rings, etc etc. It’s not fully cleaned up because carpel tunnel is a bitch, but *shrug emote*

She’s not an actual character, I just nabbed two screenshots in character creator. If she happens to look like your character, and you want to use it for reference, please let me know- though I don’t see that it would matter much. ♥

Is there such thing as way to many posts about ep 10 victor’s engagement scene? The answer is NO, so here’s another one

prepare for a long post

I spot something round made of gold

“lucky charm”

cue in church scene… you know what happens in churches??? this

from what I’ve been told, marriage proposals in Japan are discreet. They are not the usual “will you marry me?” that we, westerners have. The “will you take care of me” from the last episode was a good example of that and this “I’ll try my best from tomorrow”, which refers to the figure skating routine is even more discreet. Yuuri learnt to show is love to victor through ice skating, so it only makes sense that his proposal is somehow related to that.

And Victor understood what Yuuri was implying. That face is a bit of shock and surprise, but it’s much more a face of understanding what’s going on, what Yuuri’s words imply

The fact that he pull off a ring and did the same kind of vow, shows that he was also thinking about it for some time

And even though Yuuri did the first move, even though he took the initiative, he was still insecure, because as you can see, the decision of buying the rings was kind of impulsing. He was shocked when Victor put a ring on his finger, because, although he was sure he loved him, he wasn’t sure that Victor loved him back. That was the confirmation he needed. That is the reason behind these smiles

And then, of course, we have the restaurant scene

(victor looks so happy!!!)

and this is the precise moment that the truth hits pichit

the yoi fandom in one picture:

(don’t even try to deny it, yuuri)

Their reactions!!!!

Christophe: oh my, my friend just got engaged, I’m so happy for him. when will I find my true love?

Otabek: marriage is good. I applaud this union between to people


minado and mari: uh… I did not see that one coming. finally…


minado and mari: dammit victor, you ruined everything. you had to do that. did you not see yuuri last year? you will never get married

Christophe: cute, but I’ll win

yurio and otabek: GAME ON. there’s no way in hell that’ll happen. I’ll win and you’ll remain single forever

pichit: uhm… I want to win, but I also want them to get married…. What should I do in order to get both?

ANIMATION COMMISSIONS (frame by frame animation)


I’d like to try out some animation commissions! It’s a little experiment for me.


Full colored animation with background and shading per second: $15

(12-16 drawn frames; 1-4 work days, 10-20+ hours work time)

(really depends on the amount of backgrounds, actual drawn frames, movement and amount of characters portrayed)

Also loops and not moving frames are free of charge if it extends the amount of seconds.

Note: I will always draw a storyboard and present it to you how the finished animation may look like with sheets and sketches if you like. I also can send you my SAI file where everything is drawn.

Also please be aware that I’m not a professional and may not fully deliver what you may expect.

I’m mostly open to every subject to broaden my experience.

Payment only via PayPal in USD, please send me a private message if you are interested.

  • Jaehee: Would you please not Luciel this into a situation worse than it already is?
  • 707: Hang on, did you just use my name as a verb?

It’s been so long since I fumbled around in Photoshop trying to put ugly text layovers on my art that I figured it’s time for raffle number 8!

What you get:

A portrait! Any character/race/gender from any world or universe. OCs/RP characters, fanart of a character you love, anything you’d like. If you can describe it I can try to paint it. Above are examples of my work so you know my skill level and limitations but I will give anything a go!

What you need to do:

Like and/or reblog this post to enter.
Be following this tumblr.

That’s it!

A winner will be picked on the 21st November 2016 and has a day to reply or I’ll re-raffle the prize!

Good luck and thanks <3

Jimin stuffing 15 candies into Jin’s mouth.

Did anyone else ever notice how truly WTF some of the promos for supernatural have been? Like you look at them and think “just what the everloving HELL are they trying to say here??” 

Take for example the very first season’s extended promo that aired in the UK. Known by many Padalecki enthusiasts as the boner promo for Jared’s obvious… uh… enthusiasm about the proceedings, it starts out with the standard Supernatural set up: the boys chilling in a generic abandoned house. Right from the opening shot, it looks like they maybe just had a fight. Perhaps they were playing an intense game of gay chicken that went a step too far and got confusing: 

Then out of nowhere, Sam gets groped by a ghost:

See what I mean? ENTHUSIASTIC. Dean is presumably still hanging out over by the wall on the other side of the room divider watching. It’s not voyeuristic or weird for one brother to watch another get felt up by a spirit, is it? Nah. But then she disappears abruptly and after some mutual sexy glowering, Dean heads in Sam’s direction perhaps to help him curb that enthusiasm:

No idea what the network was trying to say here but I LIKE IT VERY MUCH. 

Then you have season 6 promo photo shoot. Once again, it features brothers smoldering in a filthy flophouse.  

Sam’s knowing little smirk. The way he’s sitting with his legs spread wide. The fact that they have their hands resting right around the crotchal region in almost every picture. The prominently featured mattress. Really, CW? REALLY??

And finally just to prove they are still capable of providing us with wonderful confusingly sexual promos, we have season 12′s sizzle reel. 

Because why not make sexy eyes at your brother while pulling out your -ahem- sword? And if he reciprocates by whipping his own (larger) sword out, the least you can do is express how impressed you are, right?

Of course. It would be rude not to. One can only assume that they’re sauntering off for further phallic comparisons at the end there. 

Don’t focus on what has been lost. Focus on what’s been gained in the absence of what once was.

November 9 priorities

-Daddy.. so what’s going to change now?

-…. I’m not sure yet sweetie, but this is what is NOT going to change.

I’m going to keep loving you and caring for you and your brothers and mommy. I’m going to keep doing my best to raise you as a caring and loving person and I am going to keep trying to be the best example of a human being that I possibly can. Maybe even more so now than ever.
#pascalcampion #priorities

For Bunnyribbit Week - First Fight/Comfort

I headcanon that D.Va suffers from PTSD. 

I imagine that D.Va, upon meeting Zenyatta for the first time, is extremely cold towards him. She excuses herself from the room ASAP, not even trying to hide how much she wants to get away from the omnic. Lucio watches this and, after warmly saying goodbye to Zenyatta, runs to catch up with her. Grabbing her shoulder, he confronts her about her behavior towards their newest member of Overwatch. She is surprisingly defensive and even petty about this - much to Lucio’s confusion. He presses on, insisting that she needs to be friendlier to Zenyatta because the world is watching and she’s being selfish not to try to set a better example. D.Va bristles at that, shouting that she isn’t selfish just for not wanting to be buddy-buddy with an omnic. Angry now, Lucio brings up her ruthlessness towards omnics when she fought in the Korean MEKA’s - even livestreaming her kills. 

D.Va freezes at his words - shock and hurt clearly shown in her eyes. Tears welling up, she shoves him hard

“You don’t know anything,” she spits, running away.

Later when he’s cooled off, Lucio rewatches some of her old streams from the Omnic Crisis. Seeing how cheerfully she cut down one omnic after another, at first he thinks he was right about her. But the more he watches, the more he notices the little cracks in her facade - the occasional tremor in her voice as she addresses her audience in the camera, the almost manic way her eyes dart around, the twitch in her smile when an omnic dies a particularly brutal death. And he realizes that at the end of every battle she smiles to the camera, reassuring the audience that everything will be okay because she’s protecting them.

And it hits him: how she had been drafted into the war, how she always thought of giving her audience hope, and how big her burdens truly were. 

He runs.

It takes awhile, but he eventually finds her huddled up in the training room with the lights out. She doesn’t notice him immediately. She seems to be muttering to herself, lost in thought. When their eyes meet, he sees how glassy they are - how she’s staring right through him - with a look on her face that makes his stomach drop. Carefully, he cradles her face in his hands and calls to her. She doesn’t respond. He calls to her, cooing and reassuring her, in a desperate hope to bring her back to the present. 

Time passes - minutes or hours, he’s really not sure. But eventually she comes back to him, burying herself in his arms and sobbing.

“Luci-” she hiccups “I-I can’t… I don’t… with omnics- I don’t deserve..!” She takes a shuddering breath, “I don’t deserve their kindness!” Lucio’s heart twists painfully in his chest.

“Shh, no no. You deserve all the kindness in the world. I’m sorry, Hana, I didn’t know. I didn’t know…!” Gently lifting her face, he places a tender kiss to her brow, “You are not a bad person, Hana.”

Bonus: Headcanon #2 - from this moment on, whenever D.Va has an episode, he wraps her in his arms along with a blanket and gives her his healing music to listen to.

Relationship Games

So many of us take these games for granted that we don’t even recognize them for what they are.

1. The Pretender: This happens at the start of many relationships. Whether from nervousness or from insecurity, this is the person who tries to be someone else to gain the attention of the other person.

2. Trick or Treat: Examples of this include… Trying to make your partner jealous so that they see how much you’re loved by others … or … Telling three different people that each is your best friend”.

3. The Little White Lie: Examples include … “oh, it’s not that important; it doesn’t really matter.” … or … “What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her.”

4. The Guilt Trip: Some people are totally committed to making you feel terrible about a past mistake. There’s no way you can ever put things right.

. Payback: “You hurt me, so I’ll hurt you.” This is a vicious game that can go on for years.

6. The Name Game: This is basically being dishonest. For example, “It’s not really cheating because I never said I was going steady.” Oh, really.

7. A relationship with a price-tag. This is where, for example, a girl thinks she has to have sex to be loved.

8. The Rumour Mill: For example, “Did you know that Jordan told me that Alana told her that Brad told Chris that…” Nothing is more damaging to relationships than this.