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anonymous asked:

headcanon: klance fights over the blankets in bed and keith is like "oi stop stealing my blankets at night btw" and then lance is all "hey lil bitch stfu ily though"

Okay, more headcanons. I see you. Instead of just blanket stealing, we’re going to expand this to Lance and Keith bed sharing. Fluffy and wholesome stuff. Get your minds out of the gutter.

  • Lance has does not know the concept of personal space, and will just sleep with nearly all of his body touching Keith who surprisingly… doesn’t mind it
  • Lance is a blanket hog, though, so Keith’s only actually warm if he’s near him
  • Lance is also a very violent sleeper, and he’s kicked Keith multiple times while out cold. Keith kicks back, except he’s actually awake
  • To that end, one time Lance was moving around so much that Keith straight up rolled him out of the bed. Lance woke up on the floor (he’s a heavy sleeper)
  • Keith is a very light sleeper, and if Lance wakes up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water or something, Keith either goes with him or sits up until he comes back, because now he’s used to sharing a bed with Lance and he can’t fall asleep without him
  • Keith’s bedhead was a wondrous discovery for Lance the first time they slept in the same room— he thinks it’s the most adorable thing in the world
  • Keith responded to this compliment by stating very bluntly that Lance drools in his sleep. Lance was outraged.
  • Lance also talks in his sleep, and Keith snores. You can pry this one from my cold, dead hands.
  • Keith once messed up Lance’s face mask, and Lance was Not Happy™
  • Lance has stolen Keith’s lion slippers on numerous occasions (both red and black, even though he still has blue’s)
  • Keith still keeps his blade of marmora under his pillow. Lance learned this the hard way.
  • Keith gets nightmares more often than Lance, but they both do get them, and they help each other with them a lot, mostly with cuddles and soft comforting talks
  • Has Lance sang Keith to sleep with a lullaby before? Obviously.
  • Lance no longer needs to steal Pidge’s headphones to get to sleep (thank goodness, Pidge was missing those)
  • At least once, when woken up by an alarm, they accidentally showed up in each other’s clothes. Everyone noticed, but no one mentioned it.
  • The number of times that Hunk has caught Lance sneaking out of Keith’s room or vice versa is too high to count

Thank you for your time.

anonymous asked:

Everything I've drawn for the past three days had looked like absolute garbage, reference or no. Any tips on how to fix this?

Unfortunately, there’s no easy answers to this problem, but I will do my best to try and help you out.

 First, I’ll point you towards this handy dandy graph I always refer to look back to when I feel like my art is shit

As for ways I usually go about dragging myself out of an art low, the first thing I’ll try doing is switch from drawing on my tablet to my sketchbook, or vice versa. I find that when I storyboard, it’s much easier for me to brainstorm on paper for whatever reason, but when I draw on my tablet it’s way easier for me to fix any mistakes in anatomy or structure.

Next up: drawing something completely different than usual. It’s easy to get stuck if you continuously draw the same thing with no variety. If you draw human faces all the time, try a full body. Try some animals. Try different styles, different characters, different whatever.

You can also try tracing over reference images from life. Not just the outlines, but the actual shapes that make up the object. I cannot emphasize enough that just drawing the outlines of something is not going to help you at all. Utilizing basic shapes is key for learning how to draw the structure of something, and it can really help refresh your brain, even if you’re already familiar with the subject. I do this with bodies and faces all the time. You can also do this with the styles of artists you like (I tend to do this quite a bit with comics). Again, not just the outlines. Learn the structures, learn their shorthand, add what they know to your muscle memory. As long as you’re not blatantly just tracing over someone else’s work and posting it as your own, I take absolutely no issue with this method.

Another thing to keep in mind is to keep your lines loose. If you try and keep your lines too controlled, you end up with a really stiff looking drawing. Do a loose, fluid sketch first, and then establish structure in your linework. 

Those are kind of the main things that I’ve turned to in the past. I hope they help you too!

anonymous asked:

My class is doing a mini research conference and my professor said that we would be graded on the questions we asked the presenter and how well they were answered. I'm worried because I've always been really bad at thinking critically and figuring out questions to ask, I was wondering if you had any advice or tips?

Hey there!

This is such a coincidence bc i just came back from my weekly program seminar and we’re graded on asking at least 3 questions to the presenters every semester. And it’s tough to think of something critical esp if one doesn’t know too much about the subject and if there are a bunch of other experts in the room aka professors, other grad students, etc. It’s intimidating and even though this is my 4th year doing this my heart still wants to gallop screaming out of my chest when i raise my hand. 

But i think i’ve picked up a few things that have worked for me, so lets see if they sound doable for you :)

  • Take notes. I always jot down major points during the talk, and sometimes as I’m doing so, questions pop up. Sometimes they get answered by the presenter on their next slide, but sometimes they go untouched, and I’ll ask those. Taking notes also gives you something to refer back to if you’re afraid you’ll ask something that was already stated, or if you forget what an acronym is. 
  • Relate everything back to what you know, and think about how it would work in that setting. That helps put things in context of something you understand, so may help your thought process. This is also how lots of professors and researchers think during seminars–not only are they learning new things and getting updates in their field (or outside their field), but they’re searching for new ways to tackle their own research problem. 
  • If part of the anxiety revolves around asking a question in front of lots of people, write down your question word for word. I did this in the beginning so I wouldn’t trip over my words and get even more flustered. I’ve even seen professors do this at large international conferences and they just read directly off their notepad. 
  • Be curious. I’m pretty sure your prof isn’t making you all do this bc they’re being mean; they want to give you the chance to practice thinking curiously. Relax your mind and let it wonder. Remember: the speaker (and the audience) knows that the presenter is the #1 expert on that subject in the room right now, and is the only person who is expected to know everything about it. So if you have a “So I’m just wondering…” question, go for it. Sometimes those turn out to be the most provocative, especially coming from a student, because we oldies who have spent years with our head in the same box sometimes forget to think about things with a fresh mindset. Some of the best, most tantalizing questions I’ve ever gotten were from undergrads and high school students. 
  • And be selfish with your curiosity. Don’t know something? Ask it! Who cares what everyone else in the audience thinks. This is your chance to pick the mind of an expert, so take advantage of it. Unless it’s regarding a fact explicitly stated by the presenter, there is no such thing as a stupid question. And think about the whole process as more of having a conversation with the presenter. Imagine if it was just you two at a cafe. 
  • And it does get easier with time as you learn more about your field and become more comfortable asking questions in a public setting. My 1st semester i reallllly had to work my noggin at coming up with a question; now, as long as I’m taking notes and actively thinking, I can pretty much come up with a question per slide. All it took was almost 4 years of practice :P
  • Here are some sample general questions that you may ask if the opportunity arises: (it’s biology heavy bc that’s what I’m familiar with):
    • “How do you hope your findings be implemented in the clinic/workplace/environment/etc etc?” Basically, what’s the real-world-application or significance of their project? This is especially good when the presentation is about something really “niche” and focused. 
    • Related, if the data presented are in vitro, ask about if there are any plans to move in vivo. If the data are in vivo, ask about if any clinical trials are in the future. Think about what their next step should be, and then ask if they’ve started, and/or what they predict will happen. 
    • “Why did you choose to use this model/cell line/protocol/etc over other alternative models/cell lines/protocols/etc?” In order to run a well controlled experiment, the model we use has lots of limitations. So everyone should have a justification for why they chose one particular model over another. 
    • Related, if the model they chose is missing a component (eg. an immunocompromised mouse model), ask them what they think that missing component’s role could be (eg. the immune system in said mouse model). Identify a missing puzzle piece, and ask if what would happen if it was added back. 
    • “Have you looked at whether your protein of interest/etc is involved in other signaling pathways?” (or vice versa). This is particularly applicable to biology where redundancy is the name of the game. The researcher may have only looked at one pathway or maybe only presented on one, but in reality there are always cross-talk and unexpected results. 
    • Particularly during seminars related to the abnormal (eg. diseases, environmental extremes, etc), think about the “normal”. For example, if a researcher is presenting a pathway that’s involved in cancer, you can ask them what role that pathway usually plays in normal physiology. 
    • And, how one abnormal relates to another abnormal. For example, “does osteoporosis increase the risk of bone metastases?”. Particularly relevant in biology and human disease bc patients will oftentimes have multiple illnesses. 
    • Always be on the look-out for correlation studies, and questioning whether there’s any causation. 
    • Related, given one result, think about what other factors may play into it. Kind of like a lawyer or detective solving a crime. Was it really Suspect A with Weapon A? How about Suspect B with Weapon X? Did the researcher really control for every possible variable (the answer is usually no bc it’s darn impossible to), and if not, what do they predict the role of that variable to be on their studies? 

Anyway, those definitely aren’t alll the questions you could possibly think of (especially if you’re in a field unrelated to biology), but they could give you a launching point of things to think about during the talk. 

I hope some of those pointers will work for you! Good luck, have fun, and remember: indulge your curiosity! 

anonymous asked:

I really fucking love sheith, but I have this nagging feeling that Shiro doesn't love Keith as much as Keith loves him, or at least won't go as far as Keith would to get him back. Thoughts?

oh man, i’m really glad someone asked this. i think the way shiro acts toward/around keith is one of the most well produced parts of vld. they do such an incredible job with shiro’s character in general, but so much of his character depth is centered on keith. no matter how you interpret their relationship, the fact that they love each other is never in question, and it’s done so well:

that’s shiro’s keith… face and it shows up literally dozens of times. keith is so forward about showing how much he cares, but with shiro we get these really deliberate and subtle animation and acting cues:

that smile, ouch. and then the way his eyes linger on keith for a moment, even after pidge shows up? that’s not an accident. josh keaton also does an incredible job with these moments: (much… much more under the cut.)

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