which were all awesome!!

Anonymous said to buckykingofmemes: Ok but talking about salsa and swing I gotta ask if Steve’s done any dance sketches, it is in my contract as a social dance nerd

steve actually has a ton of dance sketches. he used to come with me when i wanted to go dancing and use it as life drawing practice. said it helped him get the unusual poses better. 

anyway, this sketch  is a really old one, from back before the war. that lovely lady im dancing with is my baby sister becca. becca and i used to do swing competitions together, and we were an unstoppable team, since we’d been dancing together since before she could walk. we danced with other people a lot, but when it came to competitions becca and i were pure magic. i was a pretty big guy and she was always tiny, so i could whip her through steps and lifts like lightning. and she always trusted me to catch her, since id been tossing her in the air for as long as she could remember, and never once let her drop. the two of us would invent lifts nobody else in brooklyn would dare to try. 

sometimes we roped stevie into helping, because he wasnt much bigger than becca, and we didnt have mirrors to practice with. so if we wanted to see how a move looked, we’d teach stevie becca’s lift and she’d watch and figure out what needed changing. steve had no rhythm at all, but he was usually game for the lifts. later, in the star spangled show, they tried to make use of some of those, but he still didnt have the steps down, so it never worked out.

after i got drafted, becca kept dancing. by the time she was thirty, she held the title of brooklyns longest-running swing queen, with fifteen consecutive wins. 

hey @orphanblack, me again. clonecest extraordinaire

so tatiana can’t improv with herself right, but do y’all think kathryne alexandre could get a little of the spotlight too?

obviously these “rules videos” are “here’s a scene starter, now roll with it” type of improv. as fun as it’s been to see jordan and kevin and evelyne and kristian improv’ing with each other and with tatiana in a few cases, i for one would love to see kat and tat improv’ing a little clone/clone scene for fun. obviously /tatiana/ plays the clones but for these little snippets it would be so rad to see kat’s take on sarah or on helena or krystal or cosima or MK or alison. just like. any of the clones, it would be fun to see how different kat’s version of a clone is different than tat’s. 

and what better way to do it than have them act opposite each other in one of these little “rules” vids… and /not/ have to keep kat’s back facing the camera?? like how cool would that be. just to see them side by side and acting together. idk if you guys are all done filming the rules videos or whatever else but… if not, and if there’s a slim chance that you see this… please consider… tatiana and kathryne, acting side by side for all of clone club to see.

thank.

Sort of happy story? Maybe? I don't know what to consider it.

So my life has been on a steady spiral downward. Family health scares, dog needing minor surgery (tooth pulled, but he’s also 10 ½ and has a heart murmur so it’s honestly terrifying to me), overall personal crap, etc., and on top of all of that, on Thursday evening, I found out that my grandmother most likely has cancer- they found something in her liver but it wasn’t liver cancer and they’re pretty sure it’s from somewhere else that made it to the liver and I have no idea how to describe it. But the fact that it’s most likely has just seriously fucked me up, as we’re really close and I lost my paternal grandmother to lung cancer in October 2015.

Needless to say, I haven’t been “all there.” I haven’t been sleeping or eating well, I’ve been shaky, and I’ve been making myself hyper focus on trying to not screw up at work because the idea of being fired terrifies me more than death. But guess who screwed up anyway? 

I do craft programs through work, and I also am allowed to run other ones, should I get permission to do so. Which I did. Things were all planned out with our guest speaker. Awesome. Went ahead and made a flyer, printed a few copies out, posted them, thought all was fine and dandy. Only I forgot to send the flyer to my boss for approval for the first time ever and I got an email about it and stupid stupid stupid me immediately took it as “oh god I fucked up so badly” and sent an apology email offering to take the flyers down and by the time I got into work, I was so worked up over it and went straight to my boss apologizing before I was even clocked in. Told her I hadn’t been thinking straight lately and swore up and down that I’d never do it again, which kind of got her asking if everything was okay because “you don’t look so well” and there were no problems and she didn’t see why I’d gotten all nervous about it.

I just told her that on top of a bunch of personal matters, I found out just before the weekend that my grandmother most likely has cancer and she just. She hugged me and was so nice about it and said she’d keep us in her prayers and I like, started tearing up because I didn’t know that people in a work environment (aside from my boss in my old library job, but I’ve had quite a few retail hells in between) could actually be that nice and actually care about their employees. I’m so used to people treating me like crap that this really got to me and I didn’t know how to handle it so I just thanked her and went up into the break room and cried like the stupid dumb moron I am. 

So I guess happy-ish thing? I don’t know what to consider it but holy crap I’m not used to people actually being nice like that. 

Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room

In which Caroline’s pretty sure that Klaus and her got their wires crossed on this whole ‘marriage-of-convenience’ thing.

Okay, fun fact #1 you should probably know about me is that I’m crazily addicted to Tamil soap operas. They’re misogynistic as hell and they use the same plots over and over again (with the same few actors and actresses, believe me) but I can’t seem to stop watching them and this (and probably the next few) are just inspired by some of the scenes that I’ve been watching.

Oh, and yes, I am giving the whole present tense thing again another whirl because I had so much fun with it in the last drabble. 

And FYI, this is actually the shortest drabble I think I’ve written and I still managed to get to 2K which makes me feel very happy and I may have a problem. 


Caroline sighs as she looks up at the stars. She fans herself once, twice and then three times, inwardly cursing Klaus. The heat is clinging to her skin and she’s stuck on this stupid porch and she hates life even more than usual. 

Finally, he pulls his motorbike up to the curb and parks it, swinging off one leg at a time, slinging his bag over one shoulder. His eyes widen just the slightest when he sees her, but beyond that, he doesn’t display any curiosity as to why she is lounging on the porch like it’s that teal sofa she was admiring in IKEA the other weekend. 

“Where the hell have you been?” She growls, patience officially depleted. “How long do you expect me to wait for you?”

Klaus scowls (because while her bossy attitude was interesting and adorable at first, it got old seriously quick). “Who asked you to wait for me? I gave you a set of keys for this precise reason.”

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anonymous asked:

N-n-n-not that many people call you adorable?... Clearly you don't know many people then. You are the cutest, most pure person on this hellsite. Adorable to the max.

ive been staring at this since you sent it just smiling trying to think of something to say but i am 98,99999% im not the cutest, most pure person on this site 

anonymous asked:

Can you please sing us some Snoggletog carols? Y'know, spur of the moment in the good ol' Viking tradition, like: "Dashing through the snow- On a dragon oh so fast- Whoops, we hit a ship- I think we broke the mast", or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rumblehorn", or " We three Chiefs of Vikingland are- No one got killed, t'was only a spar". Or any ones you know. To get us in the spirit. :P

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF SNOGGLETOG
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
TWELVE DRILLER DRAGONS
ELEVEN PRICKLEBOGGLES
TEN FLUTTERFIRES
NINE LOAFER DRAGONS
EIGHT LEGGED NADDERS
SEVEN SILVER PHANTOMS
SIX SLIQUIFIERS
FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE TIDE GLIDERS!
FOUR GRONCICLES
THREE FLASHFANGS
TWO THUNDERDRUMS
AND A SQUIRREL SERPENT IN A BARE TREE!

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Here’s another cool thing coming in Krita 3.0, the “Greater” blending mode, which is awesome for shading!

All these images were done with the same pressure-on-opacity brush, on the same transparent layer. As far as I can tell, the Greater blending mode works by comparing the opacity value of the pixels you’re painting over with the opacity value of your brush stroke (which in this case depends on pressure) and blends them nicely if they match. Here it is compared to the way the “Normal” blending mode works:

It’s a lot like Clip Studio’s “Compare Density” blending mode, or Paint Tool Sai’s Marker tool, with the superior color blending of the latter. It feels a lot like watercolor, which is great! :D

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LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY

In case you didn’t see me flop around in excitement about it last week, I found out that TheCampbellCraft, who sells awesome handmade Avatar-based jewelry on Etsy, actually made a set of bracelets and necklaces based on the Korrasami betrothal necklace symbol I drew!

I was so pumped about it I had to order some for myself! I left a little note for them gushing about how awesome it looks and that I wasn’t sure if it was based on my drawing or not, but either way it’d still be a huge honor to have one for my own. And one person from the team actually responded back:


The extra goodies she sent me were another bracelet along with an Asami keychain, which all turned out awesome!

I’m still in LOVE with the fact that I have this symbol I made in a tangible form now! If you haven’t seen their shop, go check it out - they have jewelry for every main Korra ship and other fandom-related goodies (:

Rocking the Tom Ford (all boys)

Requested by Anon - Will yo please do one where you and the guys have been friends for almost 10 years but they’ve never seen you dressed up like only in skinny jeans and baggy tops and one night they want to take you to an award show so you surprise them and wear a dress and heels and when they come to pick you up they all just stare at you for the first like hour or something haha

You knew how lucky you were. You have been best friends will Ashton since you buys were 9 and when he joined 5SOS, you suddenly gained 3 new best friends. It had only been 3 years since that happened but damn did time fly. You were never really a total girly girl and they all seemed to accept that. Your nails were usually painted black and your style consisted of skinnies and vans with one of the boys’ shirts. You always felt more comfortable when you wore bigger shirts but you refused to buy them. 

“Holy shit balls, guys” Michael yells from the living room. When you walk in to the room you see them crowded around Michaels laptop, looking at an email.

“What’s wrong?” you asked them.

“We got invited to the Brit Awards!” Luke told me excitedly.

“Wow, that’s awesome guys! Congrats” I told them. 

“We’re allowed to bring a guest you know, do you wanna join us?” Ashton asked. I know I looked stupid standing there with my mouth open and my eyes wide but I couldn’t help it. 

“You really want me to go?” I asked stunned.

“Yeah, why not?” Ashton replied.

“Wow, yeah that would be so awesome!” I exclaimed. I thought to myself that I would have to go out and get an outfit that would be appropriate for an awards show but I didn’t know where to start. I knew Lou would be busy  since her book was coming out in a few weeks, but it couldn’t hurt to just ask her for some advice, right?

3 days had passed and the boys had all been taken out with Liz individually to find a new outfit for he show. When I called Lou she insisted that not only  did she want to go with me, but she wanted to do my make up for the event. I felt honored that she would take the time to do that for me when I’m just that girl that is always with 5SOS. 

“You look amazing” she told me once she put the finishing touch on, red lipstick to match the pumps I was wearing. 

“I feel like a doofas” I told her.

“You only feel that way because you have never been this dressed up” she teased back.

“You are right. I just hope the boys like it. I don’t want to embarrass them if I can help it” Lou said her goodbye and left the room. She had to pick up Lux from her babysitter before 5 and she was running a little behind. Looking in the mirror I saw something that blew me away. The dress that I was wearing was strapless and cut just above the knee. It was in classic black and had a lace overlay. My hair was in a very elegant updo with a few pieces hanging down here and there which were curled and my makeup looked awesome. All natural colors but the eyes were almost like smokey eye. I had the red lipstick to match the shoes and I could only hope and pray that I would to trip in them. My jewelry was as simple as it could get, a bracelet that Ashton got me for my 16th birthday, a ring Calum bought me for my 19th since he saw me staring at it every chance I had, earrings from Luke when I graduated last semester and a locket that Michael bought me for Christmas which held a picture of me with Luke and Cal on one side and the same on the other with Ash and Michael.

I took a deep breath and headed down the stairs. My eyes remained on the stairs as to avoid falling and it was only when I reached the bottom of the stairs that I noticed the house was silent. Something that NEVER happens with these four. I look up and notice that each of the boys was staring at me with the same expression on their face. They looked amazed.

“Wow” Ashton was the first to speak up. “I uh” he coughed “you look fantastic” he told me. The other boys nodded their head in agreement but didn’t say anything. When we were in the limo I could feel all 4 sets of eyes on me and I didn’t know how to feel. I was flattered that they kept looking but I was also a little upset that I had to go through all this work to get them to look at me like that. It’s not that I wanted them to fall in love with me, quite the opposite, but it would still be nice to be looked at like this every once in a while. We pulled up to the red carpet and Calum helped me out of the limo. I followed behind the boys but not close enough to be in the way and when we approached the first cameras I stepped back. I watched them answer questions for some different interviewers before Luke took my hand and pulled me in. 

“Y/N is all of our dates” he laughed out. “She is the best friend of the band and all the fan’s love her so we keep her around” I just smiled and stood in the middle. I was having a hard enough time acclimating to the fact that the boys were giving me extra attention but now I had interviewers and camera men looking at me too.

“Y/N, explain the outfit” one interviewer asked me.

“Well, the dress is a Tom Ford, the shoes are Gucci and the hair and makeup were done by Lou Teasdale” I told her.

“What about he jewelry?” She asked. I told her which piece was from which boy and admitted that I wore them everyday. It is my way of keeping them with me, even when I’m not with them. We made it through the red carpet and found our way to our seats. I noticed that the boys were still glancing every now and then but I felt relieved that it had died down to only being every few minutes. I was looking at the program we were given and gave a small jump when Ashton started talking.

“You really do look beautiful tonight Y/N I hope you know that” he said.

“Thanks Ash, you guys look pretty suave too” I giggled. 

“I’m sorry we are staring but we have never seen you dressed like this and God damn do we like it” he admitted.

“Luke is convinced we will have to fight the dudes off” Calum threw in.

“Nah” I replied “the only person you will ever have to worry about me with is Liam cause I know you guys are friends with him but DAYUM” I laughed.

I continued to laugh along with the boys until behind me someone spoke “I heard my name” and I froze. The boys knew I had a crush on him and it was an unspoken rule that he would NEVER be told about this. 

Ashton smiled “Y/N was just saying that you were the only one of the 1d guys that she had seen tonight”.

“Ahh, I see. I’ll catch up with you guys later, I’m being flagged down” he walked away with a smile. I turned beat red and hid behind the program.

“Just kill me” I mumbled.

“Meh, I think we will keep you around” Michael said and they all laughed.

The night was spent with tons of laughs, mostly at Harry and Louis who continued to make faces at us from 3 tables over. After the show was over and we were exiting I felt an arm around my shoulder and I looked up to see Liam walking beside me.

“Keep looking this amazing and the boys will have to start worrying” was all he said before he slipped his arm back off and walked off in a different direction. I blushed a deep crimson and got into the limo. I can’t even predict tomorrow anymore.

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Thank you so much for everyone who participated!!!!!

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MEET & GREET! Submit your meet & greet stories and photos to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. You are emailed back when they will be posted to the website.

My friends and I were in line to meet the warped youtubers and we were so excited but they stopped meeting people right before we were about to meet you guys :( …….but we knew we were going to be able to see you because we took your class (which was amazing btw). My friends and I literally walked past the Youtuber tent at least 10 times that day probably more and it was after Attila had just played when I walked by the tent again and Damon was there!! So I got in line with my friend and we waited and we were excited that we were going to meet at least one of you guys. I turned around and faced my friend after she had gasped and then she pointed and I turn around and Jordan and Johnnie walk in too!!! When we got up there I tired to hold back my tears because I almost lost it when I saw Johnnie because he was one of the people who saved my life…first I met Johnnie and he signed something for me and we took a picture and talked for a minute or so and he hugged me and told me he loved me and I like died. Then we met Damon and he signed something for me and said “do you mind if I check my phone real quick sorry” and I was like sure go ahead and so we waited while Damon checked his phone and then I hugged him and we took a picture and then we met Jordan too and to pictures with him and hugged him as well and he signed something for me! Then it was off to PTV and then your class Bryan. After that was over we walked somewhere and when we were going to go to where BVB was playing the amazing Bryan was right there so we got to meet you and talk to you for like 5-10 minutes which was amazing!! Thank you for the picture and signing it means a lot. Your the one who got me into bands and made me the person I am today so thank you! After warped was over and we were going home :( we walked out and saw Damon again and talked to him for 5-10 minutes or so which was awesome too!!! You all were so sweet and thank you for taking the time to meet me! Thank you all for everything you have done for me I love you all so much!!❤️😊

“On Halloween my girlfriend (she’s the blonde on the right) and I went to Pier of Fear, which is basically a huge EDM concert. We decided to be skeletons and I did the makeup. All night people were complimenting us which was awesome because I am still very proud of how good the makeup came out. While my girlfriend and I were dancing together a man came right up to me and said "I like your makeup!” I said thank you, thinking he was done. “I can still tell you’re very beautiful under all that black though, but good try” he said. “What’s your name?” I ignored him. "Who are you here with?“ I told him I was with my girlfriend, whom I was OBVIOUSLY dancing with thinking that would deter him. It didn’t. He tried touching me and every time I would move out of his reach. Then he grabbed me and pulled me to him and started grinding on me. Even though I made it obvious that I didn’t want him touching me, It wasn’t until I shoved  him off me that he said "wow okay fuck you too” and walked away.“ Submission from Catherine Wenzel "But What Was She Wearing?” is a project documenting what street harassment really looks like. Submit your own to stopthecatcall@gmail.com or via tumblr.  

No seriously…one of the best weekends I’ve ever had in NY. I’ve learned how to pick and choose my activities, which seriously reduces my stress level. And I felt pretty good physically, which made things easier. yanks02, itza322, spreadlovelikelegs, oraclewendybird, and mypatronusisklaine were all awesome roomies. I met and re-met many, many awesome fangirls. I ate good food and saw Hedwig three times.

Darren was incredible. 

I have to admit–I only recently became a Hedwig fan, but I fell hard for the movie and its original recording. Highly relateable and very much relevant to my interests. It made me cry and feel things I still can’t quite compartmentalize.

But I originally found it difficult to picture Darren in the role, especially in regards to his voice being a fit for the songs. But holy fuck was I wrong. I was seriously impressed with his vocal work, both singing and speaking. His accents as well as his portrayal of the other characters in the story were spot on. His Tommy especially was out of this world, but Hedwig’s mother and Luther have come leaps and bounds, too. He brought across Hedwig’s pain, emptiness, and rage so well. And the way he moved…jaw-dropping. His body is just as much of an instrument as his voice. It was a privilege to witness him bring the character to life in his own unique way.

So today I wore my slytherin sweatpants to school (because Slytherin fucking pride bitches)

Anyways, walking through the halls I was pleased to see some of the reactions I got from people who understood.

I could tell who the ravenclaws were because they weren’t offended and were rather curious about why I was in slytherin. They wanted details and asked questions and I know how I got sorted there.

The hufflepuffs smiled and nodded but didn’t say much else unless they knew me well enough, in which case they all commented on how awesome my pants were and how they think it’s great that house pride really brings people together

The Gryffindors…..well. They narrowed eyes and sort of scoffed. Which is all fine and dandy except I think that the hostility there stems from the mainstream belief that we both must always be at odds. But my friends in that house just sort of joked about it and made a big deal about how they suppose that this once a noble Gryffindor can be friends with a lowly snake.

And lastly, my fellow serpents. I thought this was really interesting. There was no “hey me too!” or any sort of exclamation of excitement or pride at being in the same house. In fact, it was almost completely undetectable. A glance down at the bold lettered “slytherin” down my leg in green, the house emblem, then back to my face. A slight glint in the eyes. Vague half smile. An almost imperceptible nod. And then it was gone. But in that split second there was an immediate bond, no matter who it was and whether or not we liked each other as people before that, and a very strong one. It was the kind of immediate bond of fraternity that said “you’re one of us, we’ve got your back,” all in one look. An oath of loyalty to each other as brothers and sisters with forked tongues and venom in our fangs.