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Color Adjusting for POC with PSDs Made for White People

Since there aren’t half as many PSDs or coloring tutorials designed for POC, I figured a better way is to show people how to adjust the PSDs or techniques they already have on hand instead.

Things we will look at:

  1. How to recognize white washed POC**
  2. How to fix it

I’ve divided it into 3 parts under the cut :D

**This is also for people who reblog things and want to know what is and isn’t white washing

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No, no action at all (✿◡‿◡)

It was a lifetime ago...

Corrupted record : unknown pilot from The Alliance.  Image was taken approximately during 2172-2175 CE.

My stupid comment (see below) :

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8-30-16 vs. 6-13-17 ; Redraw
Holy,,,, am I proud of this,,,, Bottom picture has awful quality due to the only picture of it existing is on instagram, yikes.
I adore demon/angel aus and I hope you all do too!  (First image is transparent…. click it to see Aleks’ halo!)
Please credit me if you are to repost this drawing or use these designs! Thank you.

WE DID IT!! WE MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO 2000 FOLLOWERS!! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!

The entire time I’ve been in this community I never would of thought we would reach such a point! This is so outstanding, it’s more than I could ever ask for! Really thank you guys so much, i wanna make this celebration special so here I have some things in store for you guys ;0

First things first, the image that you see above? Ya that piece of art that I spent time on. I’ve made it so you can get it on Redbubble!! You can get this bad boy on a sticker, shirt, phone case, pillow, etc. It’s something I’ve planned on doing for a while now and I’ve finally made something! I hope some of you guys can check it out and possible buy for yourself or for a friend! I’ll be adding a few more artworks to Redbubble soon.

Alright time for some real action to begin! I plan to do a two part stream this weekend starting at 2pm EST on both Saturday AND Sunday! (Just in case ya can’t make it to one stream, ya can try and make it to the other) I’ll be streaming EoH and possibly chatting with a few friends!! There will be points where if you have EoH and PS Plus, ya can battle against me! As for the majority of the time, I’ll be playing free battle and collecting outfits I have yet to unlock (or possible play through story made again).

I’ll be running a discord server for you guys to join in to so you can come in and chat! There will be a set of rules for y’all to go by once I have it all set up. I’ll have a few mods looking over my shoulder while I play my game so i don’t have to pull away every time to see who joined and whatever. Don’t be shy to come in and say hi! It’s always a pleasure to meet new people and talk!!

I hope you guys are able to join in on the fun as much as you can and overall have a wonderful time since this milestone means a lot to me. You’re free to spread this around as much as you want! I’m look forward to this weekend with you all!!

Full Moon Ritual and Spell Tips

There are quite a few things you can do in order to harness the energy of the full moon and use it to for your benefit and the benefit of the Earth and others (with their permission, of course). Esbats and Sabbats give off their own unique energy that we can tap into and use for spellwork and rituals. Here are a few things you can do with that energy on the Full moon.


1. Cleanse and recharge your crystals or tools – I usually do this every Full Moon. It’s a good idea to cleanse your crystals at least once a month. As for cleansing ritual tools, it depends on your belief. In my tradition, you only cleanse your ritual tools, such as your athame, upon receiving it, and then you let your energy build upon it over time making it more powerful. When you cleanse, it wipes the energy completely clean.

You can cleanse your crystals a few different ways. I prefer to set them out under the moonlight in a bowl of salt water. You may also bury them in the Earth or you can smudge them.

2. Practice divination – the Full Moon is notorious for divination work as it increases your psychic and spiritual awareness. If you ever need answers, definitely do it on or around a Full Moon. You can do Tarot, I Ching, Runes, Ogham, Scrying, you can use the pendulum, or you can even pick up the book from your nightstand and read the first sentence you see. All these are forms of divination.

I prefer to use either Tarot and runes, or scrying. Now with scrying you will need a medium such as a black mirror, bowl of water, or a candle. Scrying doesn’t come as easily to people as other forms of divination. If you don’t see any images within the first 15 minutes, try again later. This form of divination can be very taxing.

3. Meditative Journeys – You can do a pre-recorded guided meditation or you can simply do a candle meditation. During the Full Moon, performing spiritual journeys can help you get in touch with your Higher Power and learn some valuable information. It can also help you ground yourself.

Here’s a tip: Try meditating with a moonstone. It will help induce visions of your past lives and also help you see your future.

4. Try a Ritual Bath – You can take a simple salt bath and infuse it with herbs. You can soak in the magical properties of the herbs that you choose. Make sure that each herb is safe to use as some can cause dermatitis. 

5. Chanting and Dancing – this is a form of raising your energy to mingle it with the energy of the Full Moon. Once you have raised energy during your ritual you can send it out with your intentions. Don’t forget to ground any excess energy or replenish it!

6. Drawing Down the Moon – this is the optimal time to perform this ritual. The ritual includes drawing down the Goddess into yourself and filling yourself with her wisdom. This is a very powerful ritual and should not be taken lightly. Prepare for it thoroughly and research it before performing it.

There are quite a few things one can do. If you need help trying to figure out what you’re doing for the Full Moon take into account the astrological signs, if it’s close to a Sabbat, the day and its correspondences, and what the full moon actually means depending on your tradition. All these correspondences can be used to create your ritual and spell.

anonymous asked:

In the books the only thing that comes even close to being a clue is the blue rose Dany sees in the HOTU . But that doesn't necessarily mean romance it can mean a family relationship between the two.

Hello anon,

I’m not sure you are aware of this, but I’ve created a detailed outline of the potential moments of foreshadowing between Dany and Jon that can be found in the book. You can find them here.

While I’m at it, I will take a moment to address your comment about the blue rose. We can deduce what the vision means by analyzing the scenes that are paired with in that sequence that Dany is shown. I’m going to review the whole sequence so that it’s clear what the scene with the blue flower really means.

From HOTU:

“I don’t …” Her voice was no more than a whisper, almost as faint as theirs. What was happening to her? “I don’t understand,” she said, more loudly. Why was it so hard to talk here? “Help me. Show me.”

… help her … the whispers mocked… . show her …

Then phantoms shivered through the murk, images in indigo. Viserys screamed as the molten gold ran down his cheeks and filled his mouth. A tall lord with copper skin and silver-gold hair stood beneath the banner of a fiery stallion, a burning city behind him. Rubies flew like drops of blood from the chest of a dying prince, and he sank to his knees in the water and with his last breath murmured a woman’s name… . mother of dragons, daughter of death … 

Glowing like sunset, a red sword was raised in the hand of a blue-eyed king who cast no shadow. A cloth dragon swayed on poles amidst a cheering crowd. From a smoking tower, a great stone beast took wing, breathing shadow fire… . mother of dragons, slayer of lies … 

Her silver was trotting through the grass, to a darkling stream beneath a sea of stars. A corpse stood at the prow of a ship, eyes bright in his dead face, grey lips smiling sadly. A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness… . mother of dragons, bride of fire

As with all things, let’s start from the beginning…

The first part of this scene Dany is asking the Undying to clarify what they had just said to her:

… three heads has the dragon … 

the ghost chorus yammered inside her skull with never a lip moving, never a breath stirring the still blue air

… . mother of dragons … child of storm … The whispers became a swirling song… . 

three fires must you light … one for life and one for death and one to love … 

Her own heart was beating in unison to the one that floated before her, blue and corrupt …

three mounts must you ride … one to bed and one to dread and one to love … 

The voices were growing louder, she realized, and it seemed her heart was slowing, and even her breath… . 

three treasons will you know … once for blood and once for gold and once for love …

So then we get to the vision, which are separated into three difference sections, Daughter of Death, Slayer of Lies, and Bride of Fire. 

Daughter of Death

Here Dany is shown images of the death of her brother Viserys, the once potential future of her son Rhaego and the death of her brother Rhaegar. 

So, why is Dany shown these images? She is shown these images because the deaths of these three men where instrumental in Dany becoming the woman she is, the Mother of Dragons if you will. Rhaegar’s death caused the downfall of her family, which lead to her being raised in exile. The death of Viserys marked the end of what remained of her Targaryen family, leaving her the love Targaryen. And the death of her son marked the end of her life with Drogo and what remained of her family, leaving her completely alone in the world. 

Slayer of Lies

These vision are of impostors, men who have taken the mantle that belong to her. Her very existence as the Mother of Dragons slays the lie of what they all pretend to be.  

Stannis pretends to be the prophesied savior, when he’s not, he’s not going to be part of the coalition that will fight the Others. Mostly because he wants to be the ultimate king, but that’s not what will be needed, because it won’t matter. Aegon is an impostor, pretending to be the Targaryen heir. He’s not a real dragon, he’s a mummers dragon, a puppet of the puppeteers known as Varya and Illyrio. Finally, I believe that the stone beast, breathing shadow fire is Euron. He’s gathering a lot of dark magic and other stuff to somehow reinvent himself as a Valyrian come again. But of course he’s not that, the last heir to Valyria is Dany, with her looks and her dragons and her lineage. The Valyan’s were terrible people and she’s transforming what they use to be, where once they used dragons to enslave the people of Essos, she’s using dragons to liberate them. 

Bride of Fire

These images pertain to the men Dany will marry and we know this because the first image is almost identical to when Dany consummated her marriage to Drogo. But also by what she is told before these images are shown to her regarding the mounts, which might connect with thee visions. 

The first image: 

“Her silver was trotting through the grass, to a darkling stream beneath a sea of stars. “

Here is a description of Dany’s first night with Drogo:

“They rode out together as the stars came out, leaving the khalasar and the grass palaces behind. Khal Drogo spoke no word to her, but drove his stallion at a hard trot through the gathering dusk. The tiny silver bells in his long braid rang softly as he rode. “I am the blood of the dragon,” she whispered aloud as she followed, trying to keep her courage up. “I am the blood of the dragon. I am the blood of the dragon.” The dragon was never afraid.

Afterward she could not say how far or how long they had ridden, but it was full dark when they stopped at a grassy place beside a small stream. Drogo swung off his horse and lifted her down from hers.”

As you can see the first image clearly correlates to Dany’s first time with Drogo. The second and the third are harder to pin down just because they haven’t happened already. I believe the corpse to be Hizdahr after Victarion kills him and ties him to the prow of his ship, to show Dany how manly he is. 

The third image of course is Jon. The son of a blue rose who at The Wall, will be a source of happiness for her (fill the air with sweetness). 

If we connect the three mounts noted above to these visions, the one to bed is Drogo, i.e. why we get a description of their first time together. The one to dread is Hazdhar, she dreaded having to marry him and his death at the hands of a Greyjoy is not that good, because Victarion is NOT show Theon and Yara. 

Then that leaves the one to love as Jon. 

TTFN

As often happens during festivals, I found myself thinking “oh, they picked one for this breed! That’s great, they don’t have so many user made accents!” It got me thinking, are any breeds over- or underrepresented? I gathered some data, here are the results.

In the first image (above) you see how many skins/accent each breed gets. Pretty straightforward!

Below, things get a little less easy to read. I’ve added new columns to see how well each breed/gender fares proportionally. Do more popular breeds get more skins/accents? Green means a breed/gender is overrepresented, and red means it’s underrepresented. For example, Imp F is quite overrepresented when it comes to user-made accents/skins, but slightly underrepresented when you look at festivals. 

The other two images contain the exact same data, only sorted differently. 

Of course these data aren’t perfect. The population counts only “active” (unexalted) dragons, but these dragons may be in inactive accounts. 

Anne - S1 - Episode 1

“Your will shall decide your destiny”

An exploration of the first episode of Anne the Series (aka ‘Anne with an E’). This episode is such a wonderful introduction to the characters and setting of the re-imagined Anne of Green Gables. Unique in tone and rich in nuance. It provides so many layers for fans to discuss! Click the ‘Read More’ link to head into spoiler territory…

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i’m trying to draw more so I’m looking up prompts online, and this prompt was “This is gonna be harder than we thought” so this was the first thing that came to mind

i definitely gotta practice coloring and look up color theory stuff again- i’m pretty rusty as you can see! but! hey first actual colored image in a while, and first time I drew/colored Chester and AJ so progress! haha!

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I was making some icons and couldn’t decide what side of Spock’s face to focus on, so i decided I do a straight forward one, a left and then a right. 

But the clever lighting, subtle as it is, make the left hand side image a little bit darker where as the light coming on to the right hand side picture exposes more. 

Then it made me think about the two sides of Spock and how you see the total package but taking a moment to really look and you see something different. 

I swear if I look at the first image I see a Vulcan who is completely in control and unafraid and when i see the second I see fear and worry hiding beneath the surface.