This is why I’m not doing theme days anymore after tomorrow. Because I literally can’t even bribe you guys to participate and it’s so frustrating. Like I love T'Challa and Sam and I love going through the tags and reblogging stuff about them but if you guys aren’t going to respond it’s not even worth me spending what little free time I have putting this all together. Like I literally made participating in this contest as easy as possible and you guys still didn’t. So anyway thank you to those who are participating and have participated. It means a lot to me. I’m sorry things didn’t work out with the themes days, I was really hoping they would but shit happens I guess. On the bright side apparently DC just confirmed a sequel to Wonder Woman so at least we have that.
Okay so, I don’t even play Overwatch and yet I have this wierd feeling that Hanzo is woefully misrepresented in most fan art made of him? What I mean is, based on word of mouth, he’s a serious and focused character, most likely with depression. I was like “Cool!”, so I looked up the tag and all I see is posts about a “Soft and silly boy uwu” and whatnot. I don’t understand why people are so bent on changing a characters personality so drastically that they basically aren’t even that character anymore. It’s not even satirizing his actual traits either. If it was just over exaggerating his canon personality it’d be fine, but all it is is making him a “pure and innocent bean UWUWUWUWUWUWU”. The only fanart I see that matches any description I’ve been given is what he’s like in McHanzo related things, which are totally adorable btw, and I really wanna know what about Hanzo, this guy who apparently was a yakuza boss who murdered his brother, says “shy and innocent babu”? I’d have figured such an interesting sounding character would be fine as he is but idk.
Do you have any tips for drawing/painting/basically any artistic abilities? Also, I never new how hit cars were
I have a tag - /tagged/tips and tricks for some things/tutorials if you want to check em out!
as for general tips, draw what you love. and draw from life. do studies. if you love flowers? draw a bunch of flowers using pics for reference…like over and over again until you get the hang of it on your own- then play around stylistically…maybe you like flowers and you want to create your own.
as for painting and coloring etc.. color theory is important, but do what you want to do! having that knowledge doesnt hurt, even if you want to fuck around and slap a bunch of colors on. it’s all about what you want!
and then ofc when you do all that. do it again. and again. 29989847301923808 different ways. and again, and keep going until you find something you like and hope it sticks.
So, just a big of an update on things around here.
Hiatus will officially start NEXT monday. What that means: my queue will probably eventually run out and I will not be keeping up with my feed. However, I will still check mail and chat (which will work more like email in the coming months) so feel free to keep in touch with me. You’re still more than welcome to tag me in things. Though If you tag me in something and I don’t respond, I did not see it. Feel free to send me a quick note.
On writing: I will get Heatwaves finished this week, likely post the epilogue sometime this week and schedule the other one shot for sometime next week.
On reading: I will not have a lot of time for reading over the next two-three months, but if I’ve asked you to tag me in your updates, please continue to. This is likely the only way I’ll keep up. <3
On reblogging: If you see me like your writing, but not immediately reblog it, it’s because I’ve scheduled it for either #tuesday smut rec or #friday fic rec. I can’t promise to have a lot of these being on hiatus and all, but I just wanted to give a heads up to the folks who might wonder at the like only.
There will be an archive (daily smut!) and new content and two new events added to the yearly calendar so take a look and spread the word. :D
The blog is a WIP at the moment but so far we’re making good headway on the links and informational posts. I plan to have that done before I go on hiatus. As always if you have any questions, just ask.
Since there are a bunch of new folks (HI!) I’ll be reblogging my longfics while I’m gone. Acts on Mondays, More Than Smoke on Wednesdays. You can blacklist #Syndicated Acts and #Syndicated Smoke if you want to avoid them.
All of my masterlists and links are current and uptodate and \o/ (If you find something not working, please send me a note, I will cry, but I will also really appreciate the opportunity to fix it)
Chapters of longfics are only partially linked. That will be an ongoing project of mine, but until then, the masterlist is current and ao3 is getting there so you shouldn’t have any trouble keeping up. <3
I think that’s it? This week is going to be a bit of a long week for me. We’re having maintenance done on the apartment and I have to travel out of state for a few days and as of this morning I have no idea when any of that is going to happen.
I hope everyone is doing well and that you have a great week!
It's that cute anti again! I love that the very first thing they did after watching the episode was go straight to all of the Dany & Jonerys blogs to spend time with us. All of their precious time scrolling through our blogs and sending us asks. *waves to the anti* Enjoy all of the Dany and Jonerys gif sets and pics and squeeing!!!!
I know haha! I can’t imagine why they come to blogs like mine or go in our tags to see what we talk about if they hate it so much???? I can’t even begin to relate to that thought process. My time on tumblr is 100% used up by participating in the fandom of what I DO enjoy. And I had so much fun tonight loving the episode and the Jonerys future it showed us. I feel bad for the antis that they didn’t let themselves enjoy it along with the rest of us.
i love how ambiguous things are in the bmc fandom. like, who is the taller boyf riend? what is michael’s body type? is dustin kropp even real? but “Michael Mell wears that patch on his left shoulder Because He Is Gay” is absolute and indisputable
what about the stairs in the forests!!! and what doc were you watching and would you recommend?
ok so I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STAIRS IN THE FORESTS! mainly because I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service, and I Have Some Stories to Tell a) is posted on /r/nosleep so it’s definitely made up, b) the op admits to knowing about David Paulides, and lbr knowing about = being influenced by, so it’s definitely made up, and c) if you read all the way through to the end it stops being even vaguely believable and starts reading like a WTNV transcript, and then he plugs his book, so it’s DEFINITELY MADE UP. however, it is an amazing (read: terrifying) thread, some of it is obviously based on truths/insider SAR knowledge which means a lot of it is probably uncomfortably close to actually being true, and it’s a good Gateway Read into MISSING PEOPLE IN NATIONAL PARKS CONSPIRACY THEORIES, which is where I live now. (plus, if you read this before getting into anything else it imbues every single missing persons case with an unsettling sense of Eldritch horror, which is why I had to turn on three overheads and unfocus my eyes all the way to the bathroom last night at 2am.)
so yeah, after reading that /r/nosleep thing for the first time I drew a line under it and moved on until SOMEONE (ahem, @roundtop) sent me a link to an article called How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace (on a legit and sensible outdoorsy people website), like ‘haha, stairs in the forest!’ and I SWAN DIVED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. thus: the documentary-watching, staying up till 2am and spending all day today trying to find copies of David Paulides’ books for less than $80 inc. postage.
THIS DUDE DAVID PAULIDES. he was in law enforcement before, for some reason, deciding to become a ~*~cryptozoologist~*~ and certified gung-ho Bigfoot conspiracy theorist, and through that found out about how many people had disappeared without a trace from National Parks in the U.S., did 7,000 hours worth of digging, and wrote a bunch of books about it. his books are called Missing 411 and are about the ridiculous number of people who go missing in National Parks, the usually weird circumstances around their disappearances, the fact that when people are found (dead or alive) it’s often in places miles and miles and sometimes waaaaay higher up mountains than where they disappeared from, and all sorts of creepy crap to boot. like they can’t get bloodhounds to find a scent, or they find tiny children miles away from where they got lost, barefoot, without a scratch on the soles of their feet, human remains being found years later in places that were search dozens and dozens of times. not to mention the National Parks… People (? I really don’t know enough to be making this post) are aware of what’s happening but don’t keep a list of the people who’ve gone missing on their lands.
(which is all part of why I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service is so freaky – enough of it (people being found miles away, kids being found up mountains, the people in charge being cagey about it all) sounds real that you can believe it was actually written by a SAR Officer. heebies!)
it’s all real nightmare fuel, if you’re the sort of person who is absolutely terrified by all this Scary Forest Disappearing People Unexplainable Deaths stuff, i.e. me. luckily I can’t afford to buy any of them! phew! however, I haven’t let that stop me from a) SCARING MYSELF SHITLESS and b) BECOMING A TIN HATTER, and it shouldn’t stop you either: you can read loads of stuff over at /r/missing411, listen to one of his initial interviews (in which he talks about how he was approached by two park employees in plain clothes who were like ‘please investigate this, there’s SOMETHING going on and it’s so goddamn weird’) on Coast to Coast AM (which is, like, a paranormal radio station… I’m sorry), watch a bunch of Paulides’/CanAm Missing Project’s vids about disappearances on youtube, and listen to hours worth of interviews and late night spooky radio/podcast discussions with Paulides.
the documentary I thought I was watching was Missing 411, which is based on his books and Kickstarted by the public in 2015, but it turns out that they’re apparently shopping it around at festivals so it’s not out yet. what I was actually watching (and quickly abandoned) was a weird supercut of all of David Paulides’ tv interviews and some cryptozoologist chatter about Bigfoot. Paulides, god love him, never ever SAYS Bigfoot in any of his books, and everything he presents is 100% factually accurate and extensively researched, but… I think we can safely say he thinks it’s Bigfoot. tbh, after reading about JarydAtaderoI think it’s Bigfoot. I mean, goddamn.
so, yeah. I’ve finished reading every search and rescue story on this blog (Hunt for the Death Valley Germans is LONG but awesome), I’ve got West of Memphis ready to watch after work tomorrow because I remembered how much I love that case and spooky true crime things, if you have any related LINKS or STUFF about This Shit then REBLOG THIS/MSG ME AND TELL ME, or if you have a copy of a Missing 411 book you wouldn’t mind mailing to me then LET ME KNOW, and in conclusion I can’t believe America is so fucking huge and unkind, goodnight.
tree bros hcs
- connor gives 0 shits and he’s like “move it im gay” to everyone that’s in his way and evan trails behind with his face all red apologizing to ppl for his edgy boyfriend
- connor left his sweatshirt in evans room once when they were smooching and evan panicked when he found it bc that sweatshirt is connors comfort object; it’s got worn down holes on the cuffs of the sleeves from years of connor fidgeting with it; and evan rushes to school that morning to give it to connor bc ‘holy shit what if he thinks i did it on purpose i distracted him w kisses and i stole his sweatshirt and he’ll never talk to me again’ and connor is like 'dude. buddy. keep it. i feel good knowing you have it. it’ll keep u safe when im not there. it’s chill, okay?’
- evan wears the connor sweatshirt every night to bed even if it’s hot af out bc he never ever feels safer than in that sweatshirt
- (connor honestly did freak out when he realized he left it at evans but then he thought abt evan tucked nice and snug in it and that was a more comforting thought to him than actually getting it back. so he buys a new sweatshirt for himself at hot topic and they both match)
- evan is so fucking extra he finds 56 cents in the pockets of this fucking sweatshirt and gives the loose change back to connor and connor is just like …….bruh
- they go on walks all the time it’s their favorite date activity and evan gets so PUMPED to show connor his trees and evan is like “okay GUESS WHATS COOL ABOUT THIS ONE” and connor is like “it’s….tall.”
- connor went to see evan a lot when he worked at the park as a lil ranger thing and he LOVES evans silly uniform like it’s not even hardcore embarrassing or anything, he just gets a kick out of the fact that evan gets to wear a badge for knowing Some Facts About Trees
- evan always fixes the tags sticking out of connors shirt collars
- and connor always gets defensive like “maybe i wanted it there did you ever think of that >:|” and evan gets all cute flustered
- connor is the first to say i love u and he doesn’t make it a big deal, he just kind of says it one day and evan works himself up into a Panicked State bc he wanted to say it for the longest time but was too anxious to be the first one and now the barrier is just suddenly gone and connor loves him??? and that’s just a lot to handle so obviously evans hands get sweaty
- evan proofreads all of connors essays and connor loves watching him get lost in reading them
- ONE TIME and one time only evan gets up the courage to ask connor what the heck weed is like and connor hands him a brownie like “eat this” and evan eats the brownie and wow is he calmer or? something? and he’s being just WEIRD and connor is snorting bc it was just a normal, clean Cynthia Murphy brownie. he’d never give evan weed are you kidding me
- zoe and evan play this game where they bet on how many of connors outfit pieces are from hot topic but it’s all very discreet like “wow that’s a cool chain leather jacket connor where’d you get that from” and he’ll tell them and then one of them inevitably screams
- evan braids connors hair bc it’s calming for the both of them
- they watch nature documentaries like all the time and no one knows why or how it happens. it will be the middle of the day and somehow these two are dead asleep on the couch with natgeo on the tv at full volume
- they also watch a lot of antiques roadshow but they seek it out and genuinely have a good time with it
So highkey I got really emotionally attached to @misterpoofofficial ’s oc for allura’s mother and ???? I was originally going to draw her but my skills can only go so far. So I opted for a screen cap edit thing ???
Sometimes I have to laugh at the galra designs, from a purely affectionate frame of mind, because like. They’re so goshdanged lanky.
When they’re in action or in movement it’s all fluid and streamlined and intimidating looking, like- this species was probably developed at least partially to run down prey in a savanna or comparable setting like a pack of hyenas or a lion pride hunting- they’re built like sprinters, with those long, whippy limbs and big powerful hands.
But just hanging around, they look. Kind of hilarious, honestly, like. there’s just too much limb and shoulder for their head. If Kolivan, Antok and Ulaz didn’t have their fingers curled their fingertips would be on a level with their knees. They’re practically noodle people. Even more sturdy-built ones like Antok, Morvok, and Varkon have that whippy, elongated quality to them- stark with Morvok because he’s not even particularly tall, making his proportionate gangliness even odder-looking to a degree.
And I mean, on a general level, the looking a little silly thing is pretty much par the course for most creatures in nature. A cheetah could sure mess me up but their body and legs look too long for the rest of them. If anything that similarity between cheetahs and the galra might suggest galra are generally built less for endurance and more for sprinting, which would be reinforced because a common tactic in the Blade of Marmora’s fighting style is taking opponents on at a full run. (Keith does this too, even!) Big ribcage for big lung capacity, quite possibly a larger heart, long legs with (generally) well-defined calves and thighs- probably a build for running.
…Now I’m stuck on stuff I’ve said before about prey drives, and if the galra are more adapted to run things down rather than ambush them, they’re probably pretty good at tracking movement. Especially smaller things running in front of them.
Listen, just, shit listen. We’ve been wrong. We’ve been so wrong. It’s understandable, you take one look at Bodhi Rook and then you take another look at Bodhi Rook in a flower crown and you just want to see him romanced so hard and flustered and adorable but just fucking listen. You know who’s the one to actually get really flustered by romance? Cassian. Fucking. Andor.
I love how Jon repeats what Damian said to him in the second panel. Even though he bickers with him and they fight a lot, Jon does listen to what Damian says and takes his words to heart. I love that about their relationship. They act like they don’t get along but in the end, there is this kind of grudging respect between the two of them. It’s great and I honestly can’t wait for them to become real friends.