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theforestlesbian  asked:

My Jenny headcanon is that she really likes those Dance Dance arcade games. She and Buffy really like playing them together but they both especially like watching Giles try his best to play it too.

omg thinking about it….jenny is such a good dancer. like the first time she and giles danced together she started moving and giles was so busy watching her that he nearly danced straight into the buffet table.

but jenny is also fiercely competitive & “yeah whatever you’re the slayer but i’m still a better dancer than you” & it makes buffy determined to Destroy Her. giles goes and gets some bad arcade food and watches them play until jenny drags him over to play too and then it turns out he’s got moves

anonymous asked:

Ok how do you think the whole confessing feelings would go for conman? Like how would they realize that they liked each other and then actually tell the other person

i mean, you have one prideful, deeply insecure fuck who masks everything he says and does under hundreds of layers of sarcasm and humor. and the other is a kid who experiences emotions in the extreme All the time, who doesn’t have a real way of regulating his feelings at the best of times, and is apt to shutting people out/lashing out involuntarily at the worst.

it goes about as well as you’d expect.

their (platonic) relationship is pretty rocky for a long time. but over time their biting comments sort of…lose real meaning, and become more affectionate jabs at each other than actual attacks? the crack jokes together in class and jared invites him over to game sometimes, and connor lets jared skip class with him so the two can just hang out.

they become quite the terrible twosome as they grow closer. jared introduces connor to the world of petty pranking; putting tacks on teacher’s chairs, jumping out at people (evan) to spook them, and all sorts of other stupid stuff. connor, in turn, introduces jared to the world of adolescent rebellion (read: smoking pot in the back of connor’s shitty car and sneaking out at ungodly hours to hang around the local playground).

the feelings build for a long time until they sort of just. hit each of them like a bus, around the same time. jared’s reaction is to draw back the affection and revert to being nasty and making harsh jokes as a defense mechanism; connor’s reaction is to become cold and distant until it all sort of comes to a head one night when they’ve both independently gone to this park, which has become a comfort spot to them (and is it because of the good memories they’ve had here with the other? neither will admit it, but yes), and run into each other.

jared asks, voice a near growl, why connor’s been blowing him off. connor snaps back that it’s because jared’s being an asshole and calling him things they agreed months ago weren’t cool. by the end of it they’re yelling at each other; jared is near tears, connor is beginning to shut down, until jared practically screams out that “i don’t know how to fucking deal with how you make me feel!”

and connor takes this as a negative, and falls back, the world practically crumbling around him because fuck he hates me, doesn’t he?

but there’s a sliver of hope. and he whispers through clenched teeth, “what does that even mean?”

“i don’t know!” is jared’s frantic response, hands curled into his hair and beginning to pace. “you make me feel….weird, and when you look at me i get uncomfortable and hot but i want you to keep looking. i…i like when you notice me.”

and connor steps closer, afraid of upsetting the delicate balance between them, until he’s a breath away and staring down at jared.

“you like when i notice you?”

“yeah, and it’s fuckin’ stupid, i know,” and he moves to punctuate the sentence with a self deprecating laugh, but it’s swallowed before it can move past his lips and suddenly connor’s hands are on his shoulders and oh.

oh, this is nice.

connor pulls back, swiping under his lip with his thumb, eyes shifting around and looking anywhere but the boy in front of him.

“i wanna do that again.” jared doesn’t mean to say it out loud, but he does, and can’t help but grin as connor’s pupils blow wide and he zeroes his gaze back on him, eyes seeming to ask, you do?

and he yanks connor down by the neck and answers the unspoken question.

i start my new job tomorrow and i’m definitely not freaking out at all nor am i shoving my anxiety down under a layer of obsessively recombining all items in my wardrobe

Things I need now:

Fiora failing to start campfires so Syndra just throwing a fireball at it, Fiora mad and calling it CHEATING.

Running into a group of bandits, Fiora literally warning them to back off while Syndra chuckles in the background. Fiora singlehandedly stick 500 swords up their individual asses and Syndra just “well she DID warn you”.

Bathing in lakes, springs, and waterfalls together. Playfully throwing water at each other, ends up in passionate love under the moonlight.

Fiora huddling up to the living heater that is Syndra as they scale the mountains of the Freljord, buried under several layers while Syndra’s just in a light coat.

Shopping together in Piltover and trying on new clothes, spending a night there as they go on a nice and relaxing date to make up for the fact they almost got mauled by a pack of boars while they were in the Freljord.

Fiora trying to hunt for food with her rapier, getting so frustrated that she can’t actually hunt with a SWORD that she THROWS her rapier at animals. Syndra casually stepping in, Fiora immediately saying that using magic is cheating again but Syndra uses an actual bow. Fiora standing there like ???? Bae can snipe????

Low-key walking through Noxus and making fun of all of them, running into Elise and Elise tells Fiora the time that Syndra mistook her for the duelist as Syndra literally dies from embarrassment.

Running into a dragon, Fiora freaking out as Syndra casually pets it’s snout. She’s so confused.

Exploring dungeons as Syndra casually nerds out at every artifact while Fiora is stuck fighting every monster inside, protecting her very distracted girlfriend.

Fiora wandering off from Syndra and stumbling into a Noxian camp with someone like Darius residing in it, Syndra saving Fiora from being outnumbered at the last minute by throwing his ass into all of them and carrying her injured girlfriend away from them.

Syndra spending the night healing each and every one of Fiora’s wounds, and then kissing every single one. Don’t scare me like that again! What would I do without you? - Syndra

Getting lost in an Ionian forest together, accidentally running into Zed at one of his temple things. Fiora asking him to guide them out and Syndra asking him WHAT HE THINKS HE’S DOING RN.

Finding an injured wolf-dog like creature in the woods, nurturing it back to health and it ends up following them on their journey so they just let it come. They eventually adopt it, naming him ‘Wink’ because he lost an eye.

I NEED TO STOP I HAVE SO MANY I’M SO HYPE ABOUT THEM TRAVELING //YELLS//

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I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory,
Is this where it gets me? In space, 60000 feet above the Earth…

Modern AU featuring TJeffs as local human disaster, Jmads as #givemeabreak2k17 and A.Ham as your obedient gremlin

[Someone actually did this]

“ 29/365zev and i took a long walk along the frozen marsh and river. while sliding around, we found these cracks frozen under a layer of new ice and only visible when the dust of snow was brushed aside.i think i might have to call these few weeks my blue period.” -  Aliza razell

I want to know what she thinks we’re going to do with her.

Because I’m going to do something worse.


sketch that i worked on more than i thought? i saw this and i just lloved it wow

ill probably be doing more screencaps because im just,, not motivated recently

Unusual questions for your muse

🛌- Does your muse prefer to sleep under many layers of blankets or only under a few?
🎀- Does your muse like to accessorize? What are their favorite pieces of accessories?
🎐- Does your muse like to collect/hoard anything?
🛋- Does your muse like to have company over?
📱- Is your muse the “oversharing” type?
🐰- Does your muse prefer soft, plush textures or smooth and glossy textures?
💎- Is your muse drawn to things that sparkle?
🔖- Is your muse a daydreamer? What do they tend to think about? Have they ever caught themselves while lost in thought?
📰- Does your muse like to read the news?
📇- Is your muse a gossiper?
🕹- What does your muse do to occupy themselves when bored?
🏚- Does your muse like to explore dangerous places?
🌋- Has your muse done something stupid and not regret it?
⛪️- Does your muse enjoy attending churches they don’t belong to?
🛣- Is your muse considered a wanderer?
🐺- Would your muse consider themselves a lone wolf or a social butterfly?
🤝- Does your muse forgive others easily?
🖖- What “Fandoms” would your muse belong to?
🎖- Does your muse enjoy praise?
🎟- Do they like “so bad it’s good” movies?
🎠- Does your muse like amusement parks/carnivals/festivals?
🏝- Could your muse survive on an uninhabited island all by themselves?

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The Architecture of Some of the World’s Oldest Continuously Inhabited Cities

What’s so great about the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world? Probably the fact that their societies have been evolving in one unbroken series of eras, with ever-changing values and styles that have, among other things, given rise to architectural memories of their long histories. These cities aren’t like the archeological sites we visit to see how people lived thousands of years ago; they are the exact places people lived thousands of years ago, places where people are still living today, with their rich histories buried under layers of paint and concrete instead of earth.

Identified from the top:

  • Athens, Greece (inhabited since 5000 BC) 
  • Bagan, Myanmar (inhabited since 849 AD) 
  • Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico USA (inhabited since 1200 AD)
  • Poznań, Poland (inhabited since c.900 AD)
  • Kyoto, Japan (inhabited since 794 AD) 
  • Tiruvannamalai, India (inhabited since c.800 AD) 
  • Constantine, Algeria (inhabited since 600 BC) 
  • Flores, Guatemala (inhabited since c.900 BC) 
  • Suzhou, China (inhabited since 514 BC) 
  • Cádiz, Spain (inhabited since 1100 BC) 

sharpington  asked:

Hi, I want to ask about the azawahks in your last post, what qualifies each as "healthy" or "obese?" The healthy one doesn't seem to have enough fat or muscle to cushion its bones and the obese doesn't have near enough fat to impair movement or put excess pressure on its joints. Is their weight being judged by how healthy and comfortable the animal is or by how cool it looks?

Here’s another similar ask on the subject that came in:

“ You recently got into a discussion on dog body types and obesity and ended up comparing the body of a healthy azawakh and an overweight one, but in the picture you used for the healthy dog you could see its ribs. So I was wondering what about the breed or any type of dog could lead to that being a healthy appearance. Is is something with what the dogs were originally breed for or maybe the environment? (it was also mentioned that azawakhs are capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures) “

These are the dogs involved in the question, for those just tuning in:

Correct weight azawakh above, obese below. 

I asked @desertwindhounds to answer this for me because she’s got a huge background in sighthounds, both from her own breeding and extensive research. Here’s her take:

“ Azawakh have what is known as very ‘dry’ musculature and skin. The muscles are very flat and the skin is very thin and tight, and their coat is typically very thin with very short hair. Combined with the lack of body fat, what you get when you are looking at many Azawakh is the same effect as a human body builder (without the deliberate dehydration.) This is an endurance runner, not a sprinter with big bunchy fast twitch muscles like a racing greyhound. The look is simply the way the dog is constructed.

The purpose of fat and muscle is not to 'cushion the bones’ on any dog, muscles move the dog and fat provides insulation or energy storage. You do NOT want a layer of fat on a working sighthound, it insulates the body. Running produces a lot of heat and some of that is dumped through the skin, a fat layer prevents that and the dog will overheat. Most sighthounds appreciate a bed to lie on, but something I have never seen in a country of origin dog, which don’t typically have cushions or blankets, they sleep on the ground, in a basic shelter, or in a den, is pressure sores. COO Azawakh have a large variety of appearance, and many do not have the extremely dry look that is appreciated by Western breeders. It’s a matter of personal preference in Western breeding. 

 Note that the coat has a good deal of influence on how thin and dry the dog looks. A smooth Saluki in hard condition with no body fat and a very short coat can have a similar dry appearance. A feathered Saluki in the same condition would not, because the coat is long enough to smooth out the appearance, it hides the extreme contours. With coated sighthounds like Borzoi or Afghans you’d never see that degree of dryness, the hair hides it. Sighthounds also have much thinner skin than other dog types, and a good sighthound will have very tight, elastic ligaments, including the layer under the skin (if you pull the skin up on a sighthound, it should pull back strongly), so the skin will actually 'cling’ more tightly to the dog, emphasizing the musculature. 

 It is really difficult to explain this to someone who is freaked out by the appearance. It helps to get your hands on such a dog. They do NOT feel frail or sickly, they feel solid and muscular, dense, and they should have plenty of muscle over the loin and along the withers. It feels, frankly, like running your hands over a human marathon runner with little body fat. Same thing, actually, except that humans are constructed in such a way that they don’t have a lot of pokey boney bits that are visible. “

things bitty has experienced bc of the ~soft closet~
  • i have seen posts about bitty’s parents beating him up for coming out
  • i have seen posts about bitty’s parents being perfectly accepting
  • i suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle
    • the ~soft closet~
  • i am from the Baby Bible Belt– my town (and family) is incredibly conservative, but not like violently homophobic, i understand this middle ground, i am here to contribute
  • under a cut bc this got way too long and way too personal!! awesome!!

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picnic-crossing  asked:

I want to hug you all the time tbh ;u; your art is super precious and youre adorably sweet Ive always wanted to know how you draw eyes cause its like my favorite part of your drawings but I'm also a little nervous to ask in case you aren't comfortable sharing.. but if you are do you think you could do a small eye tutorial?? ackkk im sorry 🙈 I can tell Im gonna regret sending this but I appreciate your blog and art and you so so much

hello sweet blossoms! ♡ ahh no worries, you’re too cute! let me give you a huge bear hug aww! (⊃ˆ❍ˆ(͈´ᵕ`͈✿)

I never imagined I’d get a nice message like this about the way I draw eyes, I’m flattered! (﹡ᵗ ꒳ ᵗ ﹡) I don’t really know what to say~~ ah! ♡

for my animal crossing styled chibis, I personally think the way I draw eyes is a little simple and straightforward 💦 I just kind of go with the basic shape of which ever eye I’m drawing! …and add a sparkle! ✧ so to me, they aren’t really unique or stand out much! (ꈍ ꒳ ꈍ)ゞ

(@mayor-aby, @cupcakecrossing and @mayor-peachy all have very amazing, super detailed, and unique eye styles! I looove the way they draw eyes~! ♡ they are my favorites! ♡)

SWEATS 💦 so because my eye style is rather simple, I’m really sorry that this tutorial is kind of short and basic~~ |ω`)゚・ (I’ve also never made a tutorial before so I hope this is okay!! ♡)

I don’t really think I’m the best for this, so I’m really very sorry! but I hope this helps at least a little bit maybe! (ˊ̥̥̥̥̥ ᗨ ˋ̥̥̥̥̥)و ̑̑ if you have other questions on this, feel free to ask! ♪

thank you again and good luck my dear!! ♡

If you had told Dex even a week ago that he would willingly be sharing a blanket with Derek Nurse on the floor of the Haus living room all afternoon, pressed together so close they’re practically in each other’s laps, he would’ve laughed in your face.

Now, he just bangs a fist against the side of the old space heater in front of them and subtly pulls Nursey a little closer into his side. Not that there’s all that much closer to pull him.

“I told them,” he mutters. “Draft fucking central.”

He not so much sees as senses Nursey roll his eyes. “Rans and Holtzy not letting you replace all the windowpanes last year is not why the heating went out, yo.”

Intellectually, Dex know this. But it’s easier to blame their former captains for their current predicament than it is to blame the fact that he’s let routine Haus maintenance slide so much this semester that they’ve ended up here. Because if Dex doesn’t keep a close eye on things like the barely functioning water heater, or the garbage disposal that’s missing two blades and is about to fall out of the sink entirely, who will?

Except, well, he’s been distracted this year. From the moment he got back from summer break and moved into the attic with Nursey, he’s been… distracted.

Nursey is distracting.

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Harry Styles’ solo album might be the most anticipated debut this side of the millennium. Following years as the bullseye in the global behemoth that was One Direction, the singer is taking center stage with a self-titled effort that’s a classic cocktail of psychedelia, Britpop, and balladry. If it was a color, it would be the baby blue of Jimi Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster or the soft pink of Mick Jagger’s suit when he performed on “Top Of The Pops” in 1971. It’s rock and it’s roll, but it’s also soft and sensitive. Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Fun.) it’s a record that could force the position of mainstream radio by ushering in a reprise of proper music — ensembles, verse-chorus-verse, rich instrumentation, or, basically, Adele’s bag of tricks.

Despite the red herring of lead single ‘Sign Of The Times’ (it clocks in at just under six minutes in length), the album is a short shrift 40 minutes and contains ten songs that are largely about women. Unlike Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake before him, there’s a deepened millennial sensibility to being a leading man. Harry is a sensitive soul; A post-Drake phenomenon; A serious pop performer with enviable vocal chops and a gifted ability to convey a song’s emotional heft. He oozes class, ease and a sense of import without thrusting forth from the hips, or wreaking of a self-satisfied sense of boyband emancipation. Both respectful of his past and nervous for his future, “Harry Styles,” the album, looks both ways. - Variety

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anonymous asked:

can you teach us how you did that galaxy? i thought you used firealpaca but that blew me away oh goodness

sure!!

ok get a pretty dark base color here, I usually use blue or purple

then a lighter slightly different hued color (blue-purple for me)

careful with that sand, gets messy

youll get this! now this is where it gets a lil confusing imo

hot pink

huge ass air brush

do something like this?

this and you get something like

then use a blue or purple

fill in/ slightly over areas

t h e n copy that layer and do this junk

and you get this mess

The Void™

time for stars! I have a special brush for background stars but we can do this by hand since yall probably dont have it (this might be a bit annoying but bare with me)

fuck yeah stars 

now

do this shit till you see those bright babies (i did 4 layers but took a screenshot at 3 for some reason)

NOW MORE STARS!! BUT BIGGER!!!

yeah!! now lets make em shine!!

important^^^

do this at random with varying sizes then overlay it at 100% (put it under the star layer)

t h e n

do it again smaller!

lower the opacity to 8% for this!

copy star layer and over lay, add till you like it

then yeah

then play around with colors by adding/overlaying till you like the outcome! 

there ya go! im sure this is confusing as hell but thats how I do it