what is up with the quality

My take on bought vs made costumes

I would like to start off by saying: Cosplay is stupid and we’re all stupid and we want to dress up like fictional characters so none of this really matters in the long run. We all want to be a part of this big dumb community and whatnot so, whatever.

That being said

Who Fucking Cares. Wear what you want. Just don’t be an asshole.

My personal opinion:

I don’t buy any of my cosplay stuff from Taobao or Aliexpress or Miccostumes or anything mainly because like, I know that shit’s mass produced and often questionable quality.

if I’m going to buy anything cosplay-wise its going to be from another cosplayer who I know has experience in the field, and who I know has done a great job with their work.

My bodysuit from Captain Marvel? This bodysuit that went fucking viral after Katsucon:

I commissioned that from Too many Heroes because I saw their work up close on someone else’s spiderman suit and I was really impressed by it.

The Medusa cosplay I’m currently upgrading? I bought it from a cosplayer who didn’t want it anymore.

The Cynthia cosplay i’m waiting for in the mail? I found that through a cosplay for sale group on Facebook.

So like, go ahead and buy costumes. Professional level cosplayers still buy some costume pieces. Some profesional level cosplayers buy whole costumes. A lot of the people who have popular cosplay Patreons do nothing but buy their costumes. Buy them from wherever you want I don’t give a fuck. But if you know you can get something from a good crafter and not an overpriced chinese mass selling website or a company like Miccostumes, then by all means please support other cosplayers.

The most frustrating thing about the Sansa/Arya spat is that, outside of the fans being taken into any sort of conflict between these two as if their least favourite Stark sister is devil incarnate, is that Arya was actually pretty wrong about Sansa. And yet I don’t know if the writing wants us to agree with Arya, but there are clear examples that contradict Arya’s “digs.”

“You always wanted nice thing” - go back to the episode where Sansa is eating whatever shitfest they serve up at Castle Black. Edd apologises for the lack of quality. Sansa says it’s alright with a smile, that there are more important things.

And even if she still likes nice things, so what? I think the most laughable thing is that the bedroom wasn’t exactly luxurious either. It was plain as you could get.

“Mother and father’s room” - go back to the season 6 finale. Sansa tells Jon he should take it. Jon insists she takes it. That’s the end of it. Sansa has on two separate occasions shown that she isn’t interested in getting the perks of having Winterfell back. That was one of them. The other time is when she straight out offers her title to Bran and he rejects it fully.

Which follows into the third example. “So you can work together to get what you really want, if Jon doesn’t come back.” Sansa has offered her title to Bran which is rightfully his as the eldest Stark still alive. Bran refused, not interested whatsoever. Sansa has refused the lords who want her to be Queen in the North, she’s sticking by and defending Jon.

The role of Queen no longer interests her like it once did. She is being regent to Jon right now because he asked her too, and I feel she would step up to be Queen if he did die. But she wouldn’t plot against him, or actively wish for him to die so that would happen. That’s just idiotic for anybody to think.

Which boils down to the final and most damaging of the statements, “you don’t want to be, but it just won’t stop coming back.” The idea of Sansa wanting Jon dead is quite frankly, ludicrous to the extreme. She argued against him going south fearing he would meet the same fate as her brother, as her father, as her grandfather and uncle. To all the Stark’s who went to war and never came back. She argued against him not being prepared enough knowing that he could meet the same fate as Robb and Ned in terms of their decision making exercises.

The last time she saw Jon, she gave him a solemn wave. She didn’t expect him to come back, because it’s what she has come to expect. But that doesn’t mean she wants him dead. She is just being practical and her entire experience has made her fear for the worst.

This is why the whole argument is bullshit to me if they want us to agree with Arya, because I just don’t at all. And this isn’t to drag Arya down either. I fear she is being written this way just so we can cheer her on for being so right, and by not focusing on the trauma she’s been through is giving her a massive disservice.

After all, we were 100% certain to cheer her on for slaughtering all of the Frey’s. And whilst most of them deserved to face justice for their part, the fact Arya has become somebody who could do that without blinking should be disturbing. I feel sorry for her in the books for being a victim of war and being forced to take on a role not too dissimilar to that of a child soldier, but in the show world it might as well translate that she is a cold, badass motherfucker with a high body count.

Nothing more, nothing else.

Hopefully I’m wrong however, and the show proves me wrong.


This is by far the most enjoyable drawing I’ve ever drawn! Also I am so proud of it since I don’t usually draw backgrounds and it ended up looking good in my opinion. I post these three versions of the drawing (original, with effects and sketch) because I love how they all have an unique charm, maybe I am weird but that’s what I think. And because I’m so indecise, ops.

I know that Tumblr will mess up the quality, so if you want to see it with good quality just click on them.

I plan to draw more of the Smith/Sanchez’s vacation, now I’m working on the winter one! ;)

Stay tuned!

Also, Hawai’i.

Would it be weird to share an old story?

Like really old. I’m trying to decide if I should share a fantasy story I wrote in ‘11 to Wattpad. It’s cute and sweet and funny, but I don’t think the quality is up to what I write now. With a bit of editing it would probably be fine, but I’m trying to decide if I want to take a day to edit it. It’s a novella length (I think about 20k words) so it’s a full story rather an a snippet like I usually share, so that’s why I’m thinking I’d like to share it. It has nothing to do with the stories/books I’m currently writing- it’s much more traditional fantasy with a half-elf and a centaur as main characters. (The elf was one of my NPCs in a D&D game I wrote/ran at the time.)

I have another novella I wrote in ‘10, but I’m not likely to share it because it was my first long story and it would need a ton of editing. That one holds a special place in my heart, though, because if that one didn’t exist, my current series wouldn’t exist. So maybe someday I’d rewrite it.

I guess what I’m wondering is if it would make sense to share a really old story on Wattpad if the style/quality isn’t quite what I’m writing now. Has anyone else shared older writing on that site?

have you ever explored your tag on tumblr?? like, what people tag under your name?? — - some of the stuff is entertaining but most of it is… creepy. not sure if that’s the word for it, but… yeah.“ jd rambled out, in a stream of consciousness manner. then, he threw his hands up in defeat to himself, “ i do have to say, i’ve read some fan fiction. it’s pretty quality stuff except for the frequent ones that erase my sexuality, then i comment on them and completely rash them— i didn’t come out for that disrespect.“

I’m rereading my webcomic to remember the story and…

It’s not very good, my man. The first chapters are pretty bad. Tho you can see at what point it starts getting better.

The first chapter is pretty much atrocious, especially the first 7 pages. But after 7 pages the quality of overall writing goes significantly up. Still bad, but doing better.

Pros: It serves its purpose in the end tho, setting conflicts and introducing characters.

The second chapter is better than the first one. Still pretty bad tho! It jumps all over the place, pacing is weird, mood is swinging like hell swings. The dialogue is… hm, childish. But since I made it when I was younger, it’s okay.

Pros: I’m finally learning basics of comics layouts. Infodumping through something more interesting. Settling some plot points. And a twist ending! Art is progressing!
Cons: Well, I listed them above. My English is really bad. Casual slut shaming.

Also, so many anime antics! Ugh!

It’s interesting to see progress of your work. Tho I really want to redraw the pages now..

Maybe I should, it would be like a warmup.

anonymous asked:

albo! wha- hey, whats wrong? -Race

Race! … I know it’s stupid, an Ise actin like a baby, but Ise had a stupid nightmare an Ise can’t breathe and Ise fuckin cryin an I need you an I know it’s stupid but Ise so so scared… 

(Sorry for the shitty quality gif, my phones not working very well and I’m technically not supposed to be up so I had to hurry)

pengong  asked:

(firefighter-tracy) Hey Virgil, I hear it's your birthday. Happy birthday! I haven't sent a present, but if you come to Colorado one of these days, what do you say we go shirt-shopping together? I think our tastes are very similar... and I would love to spend some quality time with my dear nephew :-) ~Uncle Jensen

Virgil lets out a warm laugh as he reads the suggestion and responds with, “I’d love to, Uncle Jensen. I’m probably overdue for a visit to catch up with a few college friends, so when I do, I’ll be sure to head your way.”

“And thanks.”

Unpopular opinion: I don’t need any more huge open world games with distractions scattered all over the place. I’m tired of losing track of the actual goal because of an abundance of pointless side quests. Give me a linear, story-driven game that focuses on its narrative structure instead. I want characters to care about and a story to be moved by.

LEO: You really don’t want to admit it, because it’s a pretty ridiculous thought, but you’re scared of what being fully healed from the heartaches you’ve experienced entails. Because you aren’t sure of who you are when you aren’t hurting and you don’t know how to observe the world with unclouded eyes. It’s okay to be apprehensive of the sides of yourself that you haven’t had many opportunities to become acquainted with. While you may know yourself better than anybody else, that doesn’t mean that you need to be an expert on all things you. It’s okay to still be in the process of meeting yourself and figuring out who you are. You aren’t racing the clock.

VIRGO: You’re finally embracing the things you’ve been talking about doing for so long, but something feels off about it and you don’t know why. Because isn’t this the thing you’ve been working towards? Isn’t this the life you pictured yourself living after pulling yourself out of the gutter and onto the grass? I don’t think it’s right to assume that you’ve made the wrong decision here, but it’s important to remember that not everything you wrap your arms around is going to feel soft and easy to swallow. Sometimes the right decision has to hurt in order for it to be the right decision. Soon you’ll know if there’s anything that needs changing.

LIBRA: I know that trusting your instincts after being led astray so many times is a difficult thing for you to wrap your head around. You’re not the type to forget about the poor decisions you’ve made, or the mistakes you’ve given life to. However, road bumps and wrong turns aside, you are still a person worth listening to. It may seem as though everybody else has a map showing them the route to success and that yours was lost in the mail, but I’m going to let you in on a secret: nobody has a clue, a lot of us are just really good at acting as if we are. You haven’t fallen behind, you’re running with the wolves.

SCORPIO: Everyone assumes that you have a lot of love in your life but, while it’s easy to pinpoint a handful of people that have handled your heart with the utmost care, it’s easier to identify those that haven’t. At the end of the night the latter is what plagues your thoughts and wrings the tears out of your eyes, and admitting to that seems like a sign of weakness. But I want you to know that you aren’t obligated to live up to the expectations that the world holds for you. You’re allowed to make your own goals and visit your own places of interest. And the people that can’t love you for that aren’t people that you need surrounding you, anyways.

SAGITTARIUS: You have a tendency to look for yourself in everybody you meet, stacking your personality traits up like chips in a poker game that you’re destined to lose. The problem here is that in order to do this it involves reducing yourself to the most basic of traits and that isn’t what you are. Just because you can rattle off a list of acquaintances that use humor to detract from a situation in the same way that you do, doesn’t mean that you’re a carbon copy conglomerate of the souls you’ve met and interacted with. You’re unique, and you’re a lot more than simply a list of shared qualities. There are parts of you that cannot be put into words.

CAPRICORN: Has anybody told you lately that they’re proud of you? I know that things have been piling onto your windowsill and that you haven’t had the energy to clean it off yet but you’re still standing tall and you’re still here and that’s something to be happy about. Celebrating the small victories isn’t something that you’re used to doing, but it’s time that you start; it’s time that you open your eyes to all of the things that you do on a daily basis that warrant praise and positive attention. An action doesn’t have to be monumental in order to be important. You do wonderful things each and every day.

AQUARIUS: It’s been difficult to get back into the depths of your passion because there’s a really loud voice in your head saying that it isn’t worth it. A feeling of insecurity welling up in your throat and spilling out of your mouth whenever you open it to speak. Sure, your dream is big. Cynics may have told you that it isn’t worth pursuing. But there’s a reason that you’re chasing what you are, right? It’s because it makes you happy, and it makes you feel whole. And I know that it can be incredibly discouraging to stumble over things you care about, but you just have to keep walking despite all of that. Your goals are worth it.

PISCES: Lately you’ve been haunted by the memories of people that only came into your life to take. The nightmares have become an almost regular guest in your bed, taking the sheets and kicking your shins every night like clockwork. I want you to know that what you need to do in order to gain closure over the unkind past seems terrifying because it is. I also want you to know that you deserve to move on from those that have harmed your growth in the past. It may seem impossible to reach a place of contentment with the situation you’re picturing as you read this, but you’re more than capable of surviving what’s follow you. Allow yourself to thrive.

ARIES: Taking care of yourself still feels foreign, sometimes. Acting adult-like is an oversized jacket that you’re familiar with shrugging off and leaving at home despite the weather that requires its presence. There’s too much societal and social pressure to be fully grown all of the time, in my opinion. Not to say that you shouldn’t be responsible, or that you don’t already take care of the things that you need to, but you’re able to reevaluate what it means to be a successful human being. You aren’t chained to standards or rules or cookie-cutter definitions of “being a grown-up.” Don’t lose touch with the roots that mean so much to you.

TAURUS: Another ending, another heartbreak, another name written through the steam on your shower wall. It isn’t fair that you give so much and still only get apple cores and empty promises handed back to you. I know you’re starting to wonder if it really is a “you-thing,” if the absences you’ve needed to learn to exist around were created by your own hands in ignorance. While most failed connections falter on both sides of a line, that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to be mean to yourself for things that aren’t exclusively your fault. Being kind to yourself is a practice that will benefit you more than you know. It’s okay to give yourself a break.

GEMINI: Happiness is a lover that always sends you postcards but never tells you when they’re coming home. You’ve grown so accustomed to their quick scrawl reading “wish you were here” that you can almost predict each cards’ arrival after every new bout of sadness. It feels like your emotions enjoy mocking you a lot of the time, making you cry over your latest heartache while reminding you of the moments in which you felt nothing but pure and unfiltered joy. I can’t guarantee the continuous presence of bliss in your life, but I will say in confidence that it’ll always come back to you. Even when you think it won’t. Especially then.

CANCER: It’s a lot easier to let the dying embers of a fire fade into darkness than it is to stoke them back to life. I know that you’re tired of crouching next to weak flames, watching them flicker and refuse to glow despite your best efforts, and for good reason. Everybody knows that you deserve better from the world, that isn’t a question. How could you, the big-hearted lover of love, be destined for something as ugly as this? The answer is that you aren’t. Large, beautiful, fulfilling things are on their way, slowly but surely. Don’t forget that it won’t always feel like this. You won’t always view happy moments as a quick reprieve from the norm. Promise.


Lonely prince Noctis of Lucis asked the Astrals for a friend…

…So the Astrals sent him an hyperactive gunsman with passion for destruction and chocobos.

Apologies for poor quality. I’m not an artist, but this had months in my head and had to put it down some way. Tumblr is also lowering the already low quality, but the joke’s what matters. :]

It’s all directly traced from the original Lilo & Stitch scene and adjusted into the characters. Except Gladio. I only traced the outline of Nani’s head and did the rest myself. 

I’m not supposed to have the time for this.
I regret nothing.

So I saw a friend talking about how Spirit Halloween will be making a set of Kingdom Hearts costumes

So I decided to check them out, knowing they probably weren’t going to be high quality cosplay costumes or anything.

“Huh, okay, that actually doesn’t look too bad.”

But when I got to Sora, the costume isn’t what made me lose it

I wasn’t sure why i just lost it. I don’t know it if it was the wig, his forced smile that looks like he’s getting so close to just losing his shit, or his scruffy beard for some reason. It wasn’t the costume I swear

I snorted and laughed for a good 20 minutes because this was the first thing that popped up into my head

“When Donald doesn’t heal you for 50 years”

“why do you use crayola colored pencils and copy paper”

“why do you use ms paint and paint.net”

“why do you draw with a mouse and not a tablet”

“why don’t you use a good digital camera and not your laptop/camera phone”

“stop showing me a picture of an empty wallet”

ouma is already a problem, but I’ll never get over little kiibo;; hang in there saihara!