unique hats

Armin’s Design

Taken from the SnK Character Guidebook 2017, page 37

Disclaimer: My Japanese isn’t great, so errors may be present in the translation. I am open to correction. 
“I wanted him to look gentle and mild mannered, but I also gave him a button nose so he would have a defining feature. Characters in manga often have props to distinguish them, like a unique hat, because there are so many characters, but it’s difficult to notice his nose as a feature. I also made Armin physically smaller than Eren and Mikasa. 
The name “Armin Arlert” sounds like “aluminium”, so it’s alliterative and easy to remember*.
In the TV anime, Armin’s parents made a balloon. I didn’t have time to show it in the manga, but I did draw a rough version of his parents. Clearly, Armin is similar to his father.”** 

Side notes: 
Similarities to Armin:
Mother- Hair, nose, eyebrows 
Father- Eyes

*TN: aluminium in Japanese is アルミ (arumi) which is just one character off from  アルミン (Armin). 
**TN: Sarcasm??? 

a goal of mine is to one day get a fancy hyper-rare item in TF2

as an example, if someone finds a game-breaking bug and reports it to valve instead of exploiting it, they get a unique hat called the “Finder’s Fee” that has an exterminator theme (get it? cuz bugs) and the finder gets an unusual effect of their choice on it

there’s also stuff like the Lo-Fi Longwave which can only be obtained by interacting with the TF2 podcast, Kritzkast

Aside from that there’s one-of-a-kind hats like the Top Notch (owned, of course, by Notch) and Randolph the Blood-Nosed Caribou, which there is only 1 of in the world.

i want a hat like this. and i’ve been snooping around for different ways to earn a hat like that for like 3 years.

hey guys since we’re assuming different characters w different personalities are ripoffs because of similar designs heres my two cents

black hat ripped off the conductor from thomas the train

It’s literally 5am, so I’m making a B-day post.

Happy B-Day Team Fortress!

Okay, i’ve literally only been here for less than 100 days, but I still LOVE this game! And the comics, and of course the fanbase is fucking amazing! These insane Mercs are all awesome, and I wish I could’ve found this unique hat-insanity much sooner. But I’m glad to be here now, and I hope this game can stay afloat and alive, because it deserves to!

Here’s to TF2! May it continue to be crazy, fun, and more often then not, not make a lick of damn sense! May it live on!!! and the next comic/game update better come out soon,Valve.

Also hire me, Valve. I can make movie/tv show cast-wish-lists, sarcastic one liners, and I can write random shit. Please, I need a job.

Here, celebratory gifs while I draft my negotiations job deal with VALVE! :D (haha… I wish.)

nutritiousbeek  asked:

The one and only unusual gibus, it was given to a terminally ill child which has since passed

no, you’re thinking of the Death-Defying skull, which was given to a Make-a-Wish kid after he got a tour of Valve’s office. He survived.

It’s an unusual Spine Chilling Skull with the Haunted Ghosts AND Community Sparkle effects.

There is, however, an unusual Gibus which was given to a player who found an economy breaking bug bug that allowed you to double the characters of a description tag back when submitting game-breaking bugs to valve allowed you to pick a hat and effect of your choice.

Like I said, I’ve done a lot of research on this. I REALLY want one o’ them unique hats.

i really buy into the snow bunny theory tbh.  if you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically this: monet died.  one of the tangerines on nami’s tangerine tree regrew as her devil fruit. (because from punk hazard we know that after a devil fruit user dies, their devil fruit manifests on a nearby fruit).  carrot is going to eat her devil fruit and get snow powers.

it makes logical sense to me, first of all.  monet is dead as far as we know, devil fruits re-manifest on nearby fruits, the sunny was nearby when she died, and carrot is definitely the kind of adventurous person who’d eat a random ass fruit off the tangerine tree.  

and it also makes sense to me from a character/plot standpoint, especially wrt carrot potentially joining the crew- one roadblock i’ve had with that is that carrot’s electro is kinda too similar to nami’s thunderbolt tempo, and given how unique all the other straw hats’ powers are from each other i can’t see oda being ok with two members both using electricity as their go-to, so this would give her a new and unique power.  plus it’s a logia, and we’ve never had a logia on the crew.  it’s also snow, which is, you know, white and therefore fits carrot’s look and style.

so yeah idk.  i wouldn’t be surprised if carrot ends up eating monet’s devil fruit, especially if she joins the crew.


This Unique Vintage maxi has such an early 20th century vibe, it took me right back to the time I was obsessed with Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury hipsters. The hat and shoes are from widely differing eras but on the whole I feel this is the sort of wearable period look that I immensely enjoy. 

♥  Hibiscus Maxi Dress c/o Unique Vintage ♥  Woven leather T-Bar shoes from ASOS {There’s a similar pair here and also one here} ♥  Vintage Borsalino hat from Fabgabs Etsy  ♥

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What do you mean CORAZON is not a combination of LAW's popular ships?

KidxLaw, LawxLuffy, SmokerxLaw, DoflamingoxLaw, PenguinxLaw



A lipstick-wearing pirate with Batman!Joker-like cheshire grin who wears dark fluffy coat



A funny, optimistic cutie 

who acts wacky at times

and is so persistent in saving Law at all cost, despite his initial resistance



A smoking marine who’s about 10 years older than Law 

and (suprisingly) has soft spot for kids



A very tall, blond, feather-coat wearing crazy ex-Tenryuubito




An initially mysterious, unique-hatted, eyes-covered guy

who’s actually a dork and adores Law so much.


It almost seems like Oda purposely  accidentally created Corazon based on all the top 5 guys Law has been shipped with in the fandom.

Or maybe, it could be the other way round.

The Story

Title: The Story
Author: myfavoriteloves (ship blog) / omgstuffandthangs (main blog)
Fandom: Riverdale; Bughead
Rating: PG-13 / M-ish

Summary:  Their story was just beginning, but if Betty wanted it to continue, she had to find Jughead.  When she does, she discovers that her childhood friend is hiding more than just his feelings. 

Author’s Note: A fluffy, romantic piece with just a touch of angst.  Picks up where we left off in episode 6.
My absolute favorite thing about “the moment” was Jughead’s reference to The Yellow Wallpaper. That has always been one of my favorite short stories, and it inspired me here.  Go read it, pronto.

Keep reading


Munnar, Day 2: There’s something about this weather that brings back an October of five years past. I slip into a dream, a cloud like those that settle on the mountaintops before drifting down to the valley. I spend today cushioned in a down of what-ifs. (What if I’d loved you then? What if we could go back to that Autumn?) Moosh is a pragmatic sort of individual. He prefers loving me in the here and now, he grounds me. He’s the cool touch of the rainforest canopy to my inscrutable evening mist.

There’s something about this weather that brings out the classic British style in me. I made your country the subject of my lifelong study, I tell him. Everything I ever worked towards was for this. I sought out your culture, I made a study of your people, your literature, your music, our mutual histories. Does that make you love me less? He holds my face in his hands, smiles and says, no, no it doesn’t. So I dress in an uniform out of the books I grew up reading. I match my lipstick to my bag, and we go for a stroll. Moosh remarks that we could be walking down an English country lane. He’s right. Some memories are so visceral, so powerful in their tug and flow that a part of you never ceases to live in them. I remember that first walk down the bike path that October in York. In my dreams the two lanes merge and we walk once more in the northern sun under which we first met.

I can’t wait to marry this man and begin our life together. Make a home out of our love, revel in domesticity, wake up next to each other every morning and kiss each other goodnight. It’ll be a while coming, though. Until then, we must meet only in the twilight roads of the hills and our dreams.

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I wore:  ★  Shirt: c/o Unique Vintage  ★  Skirt: c/o Unique Vintage {Available here}  ★  Saddle Bag: Brit Stitch  ★  Brooches: The Twenty Fingers on Etsy   ★  Hat: Favourite Vintage Hat   ★  Woven Flats: ASOS {Similar on sale at 6pm, similar pair at ASOS}     

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Okay, so…. witches! I think we need more of them and just listen to this

First out is my witchsona (from the week-thing this spring) and her eagle familiar. Trying to figure out new spells, charms and recipies for others, and realising that it all means to look for the very core of magic, make it a science! With a sneak peak of the witch she/I can become when the mysteries of the universe have unfolded for her/me!

Second page:

A witch with a ladybug familiar exploring circle-magic, A witch with a wagtail familiar who works with magic and probability-charms to increase/decrease or just calculate,

and a personal favorite, a witch with a lemur familiar and future-seeing powers. Keeping her distance, always traveling, almost as if she’s fleeing from something. No one talks about it, but it makes them uncomfortable as the fear that the “something” might be something yet to come. She’s often seen with a sporty weather-witch, with a preference for mist, and her platypus familiar.

And at last, a witch with a mushroom familiar. While it is known that mushrooms are neither plants nor animals, it creeps everyone out, especially since their work seems to be something microscopic, and going on the constant illness they seem to have, dangerous.

Third page:

A witch with a wolf familiar who concentrates on nature and trees, working together with lumberjackers with spells to build things without harming the wood.  A young city witch (a real “black sheep” höhö) trying to get control of her transformation spells!

A witch not actually working with magic, just trying to live a normal life with their familiar, a very very poisonous frog living in their garden of predatory plants.

A very calm witch who flies all over the world in her couch together with her sloth familiar, creating charms in form of jewelry.

Head: Catwa Head Catya (Bento)

Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Skin: Itgirls Mei Skin (Catwa) Angel Body Applier (Maitreya)

Eyes: L’Etre Real Eyes #25

Hair: TAKETOMI  Elle (Blacks)

Lipstick: HUWE Cherry Pie #3 (Industrie Event Preview)

Eyeliner: *Spicy* Black Eyeliners Catwa&Omega

Turtleneck: Pixicat Signe Top (Black)

Hat: Doux Hallowen Hunt

Pants: Villena Zipped Leggings (Black)

Shoes: SEUL Princeton Slippers Onix (Gacha)

Warner Brothers and Disney: Two Approaches to Two Similar Characters

I watched the Disney short ‘Trick or Treat’ (1952) for the first time recently and I noticed some striking similarities with a later Warner Brothers short ‘Broom-Stick Bunny’ (1956). 

I’d argue Warner Brothers does a much better job at characterisation than Disney and what better way to prove it than to show how the two studios approach two similar characters.

Both have a character named Witch Hazel, both are voiced by the same actor (June Foray), both of the stories involve trick-or-treaters. Fom then on they start to differ. Let’s start off with the designs. 

The WB Hitch Hazel is full of contrasts, subtle angles & curves. Even if she didn’t have green skin the design would still be very unique. She has a large overweight body, very short skinny legs, a big angular bulbous nose. Her hands are very skinny and bone-like (with knuckles, not always common in cartoons). The hat is unique, and so is her hair, it even has individual curls (a nice touch, adds to her character, shows that she’s a bit manic) and the Chuck Jones patented skin tooth.

In contrast the Disney Witch Hazel is a lot more generic. Being the Aryan lover Walt Disney is, the Witch is blonde & white. She has a wart, cleft chin, a couple of winkles on her lip and a bulbous nose (not as large or angular as WB). The big contrasts in her design is that she’s very short and her hat’s very tall. The hands are fairly unique & complex for Disney character design at that time but still nowhere near as unique as the WB Witch Hazel.

Now to be fair, you could argue that ‘Trick or Treat’ was made earlier than ‘Broom-Stick Bunny’ and the stylised, UPA-influenced designs weren’t as prominent in 1952 as they were in 1956 (the year ‘Broom-Stick Bunny’ was made) but even so ‘Toot, Whistle, Pluck and Boom’ (a stylised, UPA-influenced Disney short) only came out a year later in 1953 and Warner Brothers were already making more specific, angular designs in the late 40′s and early 50′s. Even the WB Witch Hazel character was introduced as early as 1954. 

Now let’s look at how the two characters act, starting off with the WB Witch Hazel.  I’d recommend watching the scene again from 2:43 to 3:12. Note how tailored the animation is to Foray’s voice than Disney’s. 

Here she says, “LIKE IT?!? why it’s absolutely HIDEOUS!!!”. Witch Hazel leans back & stretches out when she shouts “LIKE IT?!?”, crouches down & curls up as she says “why it’s absolutely..”, then stretches out again to say “HIDEOUS!!!”. The animator has exaggerated Witch Hazel actions when she shouts, but moves her less when she speaks softly. This kind of animation makes you believe the character you’re watching on screen is saying those exact words. 

There’s plenty of great scenes with Witch Hazel in ‘Broom-Stick Bunny’ (even though this is a Bugs Bunny short, she steals the show) but I really like this  particular scene for showing her character. Notice her hand movements, the way she twiddles her fingers, the way she leans in to talk, blinks slowly, flutters her eyelashes, moves her legs and so on.

Compare this this to scenes with the Disney Witch Hazel.

This would be one of the ‘better’ acting scenes in the short and even this isn’t in the same league as Looney Tunes. All she does in the clip is put her hands on her hips (to show she’s cross), pull a generic angry face (only the eyebrows show she’s angry), and rubs her nose (for what purpose I can’t fathom).

A lot of the scenes with the Disney Witch Hazel involve her moving and jumping around a lot. Which doesn’t add up to describing the character’s personality apart from saying that she’s energetic and happy. 

It doesn’t help that a lot of the camera shots are cut very short. Compare that to ‘Broom-Stick Bunny’ which has an uninterrupted animation scene for almost 30 seconds. Goes to show how much priority Warner Brothers put towards character compared to Disney.

Here she is introducing herself. There is a tiny bit of unique acting here, she does flutter her eyelashes (like WB Witch Hazel). 

Here she says “kids, this piegeon’s a pushover”. All she does is point to him, and flick her hand. Note here how in all of these clips (and when you watch the whole short) how the Disney Witch Hazel hardly makes any facial expressions at all. Meanwhile the WB Witch Hazel has no shortage of different facial expressions.

To sum up then, Disney take a very general, stereotypical approach to characters whereas Warner Brothers made more specific, unique characters and even though they’re more exaggerated than Disney, they’re based off observations of real life people. 

That’s why people remember not only the main characters like Bugs & Daffy, but a whole cast of other characters like Witch Hazel, Tweety, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, etc. 

If you’re into animation and you’re studying animation characters, study Looney Tunes not Disney.