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I like to doodle and write. Expect a lot of reblogs. There was a lot of Pitch Perfect here. Now Frozen is my new life-ruiner. I'm in the comics fandom too, more DC than Marvel these days, though I do like both. Expect everything because I attract fandoms like a rafflesia in bloom attracts flies. Or maybe it's the other way around.

Trying to write and produce a comic. Maybe it will eventually see the light of day. Sometimes I make GIFs. Don't get your hopes up too high. Oh, I try to art sometimes too. Lower your hopes even further. (I have an art-only blog too if that's the only reason you're here.)

I ship everything.

Sometimes I'll talk to people on here via reblog so here's a heads up in case your dash gets messy. I try to trim away repeated comments, though.

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

deadpxls:

Tetris Tribute by tiurinam

A beautiful digitally painted tribute to one of the most addictive games of all time: Tetris!

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hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3
Asked by chead

emberkeelty:

queensimia:

typette:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.

The More You Know.

FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.

MYSTERY SOLVED!  And it’s actually a really interesting answer!

Stage rendition of the ‘Musical Ending’
The Last of Us: One Night Live

(Source: lutecerobert)

helpfulharrie:

This is a spiritual sequel to Thoughts on Wings by uzlo, which is also on tumblr.

Anyway, while reading the tags and comments on said tutorial, I noticed a lot of people expressing a desire for a bat wing version. So here’s a little guide I whipped up on them!

Bat wings are simpler than bird wings in that there’s no feather structure to learn, but you do need to learn the bones. Once you get the hang of those though, they’re pretty easy!

Bat photos are all kinda same-y to be honest (likely due to them mostly being nocturnal), and don’t do a good job of showing how those babies work. So, slowmotion videos are really helpful!

zakuro-san:

keylimepie:

ectobiolodaddy:

i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*

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=AGGRESSIVELY SAVES THIS IN MY REFERENCE FOLDERS=

(Source: elactobuddy)

veebu:

Happy Belated Birthday, Nico 

catbountry:

randomosityofaweirdophile:

andersonsfirstname:

cant-speak-fangirling:

I have no idea why everyone in the entire world isn’t talking about this. I joined hogwartsishere just a few short hours ago and I’ve already had more fun than when I first discovered Pottermore. I highly encourage everyone to check it out! In case you’re curious, here’s a brief summary of how the site works:

After you’ve registered (i.e. enrolled) at the HiH Hogwarts, chosen your house, and created a personal Gringott’s vault  - which is entirely free, btw - you can join a dorm, add friends, buy books, register for classes, and earn house points by completing assignments. You get a personal profile and a gradebook to mark your progress, as well as access to fun sides like chocolate frog cards and academic gifts from your professors. YOU CAN EVEN WRITE YOUR OWN BOOKS (fictional and non-fictional) WHICH ARE THEN ADDED TO THE LIBRARY. MY NERDY HEAD SPUN ALL THE WAY AROUND, GUYS.

I’m taking History of Magic and Transfiguration at the moment, catching up on the lessons I missed when I had no idea the site existed. It’s surprisingly high brow, educationally extensive and an absolute blast. I also made, like, ten new friends during my first hilarious chat with my Slytherin dormmates. Honestly, as someone who’s almost always invisible, even online, that’s a huge deal to me. Everyone is so nice over there.

Go, fellow Potterheads! Go forth and get sorted*!

*In truth, you aren’t really sorted. You pick your house. Slytherin forever. ♥

LOOK AT ALL THOSE RAVENCLAWS

AS A RAVENCLAW SURROUNDED BY SLYTHERINS I AM SO HAPPY TO FINALLY KNOW WHERE MY PEOPLE ARE

Omfg this needs to be spread.

Hogwarts Is Here combines all the fun of pretending to be a wizard with doing your fucking homework.

fairymascot:

lovelive-confessions:

im not sure myself? it might come from the japanese spelling perhaps? i looked into it and found nothing, really.
episode 4 of season one was called MakiRinPana, if that helps.
-admin

*puts on hopefully helpful, only-partially-know-what-i’m-talking-about intermediate japanese student cap*
hello!
there is something in japanese i don’t know the proper name of, so i call it ‘letter families’. h, p and b are all part of the same ‘family’, which h being the ‘head’ of the family, so to speak. to understand what i’m talking about, have a look:
this is ha:

this is ba:

and this is pa:

it is the same with ‘ka’ and ‘ga’, if you google image them! but that’s beside the point right now.
anyway, when you combine two words in japanese into a single word, and the first letter of the second word is either a h or a k, you swap it out for the other member of its ‘family’. it’s actually most common to see h swapped for b. for example, ‘shooting star’, made up of ‘nagare(ru)’ (stream/flow) and ‘hoshi’ (star), becomes nagareboshi, and ‘flower arrangement’, made up of ‘ikeru’ (living) and ‘hana’ (flowers), becomes ikebana. 
however, it’s not unheard of for h to be swapped out for p — though the only examples i can think of at the moment are for counters. a minute is ‘fun’ — one minute is ‘ippun.’ the counter for small animals is ‘hiki’ — one small animal is ‘ippiki’. so rin+hana combined into one word would be ‘rinbana’ or ‘rinpana’. of course, i’m no expert, but my theory would be is that panayo simply sounds sillier and cuter, so they went with that.
i think the real question is tho, WHY THE HELL DOES RIN CALL HER KAYO-CHIN

The two lines that turn は to ば are called dakuten and the cirlce in ぱ is called handakuten. Basically they change the sound of は which is considered &#8216;voiced&#8217; to &#8216;unvoiced&#8217; (or, sort of unvoiced in the case of the handakuten or &#8216;half dakuten&#8217;). The usage of dakuten here is part of something called Rendaku (somewhat easier guide here) that dictates when two kanji get stuck together to make a new word, the second one gets changed in pronounciation. Hanayo&#8217;s name is written 花陽 with the characters for &#8216;flower&#8217; and &#8216;sun/sunlight&#8217; (a super great name in my opinion, A+ to Hanayo&#8217;s parents for their taste). The character 花 gets rendaku&#8217;d 100% of the time. Serious, that character loves getting changed from voiced to unvoiced.
Rin&#8217;s name ends with &#8216;n&#8217;, no vowel sound, hence the general rule when applying rendaku where the preceding character ends with &#8216;n&#8217; (or rather ん) is to use handakuten. (It&#8217;s related, to the best of my knowledge to a linguistic term called gemination.) Hence why the ship name is Rinpana. It makes sense in the minds of the Japanese, so much so that the fourth episode of Love Live season 1 is called &#8216;MakiRinPayo&#8217; (well, really まきりんぱよ in hiragana as opposed to kanji but, hey, you get my point.)
As for the origins of Kayo-chin&#8230;
Kayo is an alternate character reading of Hanayo. The character 花 has multiple readings. Commonly, it&#8217;s just read as &#8216;hana&#8217; but a reading specific to names is &#8216;ka&#8217;. Since Rin and Hanayo are childhood friends from grade school or something and name readings are tough enough when you&#8217;re an adult let alone when you&#8217;re still trying to learn common Joyo kanji I always assumed Rin just read it wrong and it kinda stuck. Alternate character readings are popular for nicknames anyway, or at least that&#8217;s the impression I&#8217;ve got after consuming so much anime (whoops.)
-chin is a childish mispronunciation and even more diminutive form of the more commonly known &#8216;-chan&#8217; just to show ADORABLE CHILDHOOD BEST FRIENDS LOVE THEM FOREVER OH GOSH THEY&#8217;RE SO CUTE.

fairymascot:

lovelive-confessions:

im not sure myself? it might come from the japanese spelling perhaps? i looked into it and found nothing, really.

episode 4 of season one was called MakiRinPana, if that helps.

-admin

*puts on hopefully helpful, only-partially-know-what-i’m-talking-about intermediate japanese student cap*

hello!

there is something in japanese i don’t know the proper name of, so i call it ‘letter families’. h, p and b are all part of the same ‘family’, which h being the ‘head’ of the family, so to speak. to understand what i’m talking about, have a look:

this is ha:

this is ba:

and this is pa:

it is the same with ‘ka’ and ‘ga’, if you google image them! but that’s beside the point right now.

anyway, when you combine two words in japanese into a single word, and the first letter of the second word is either a h or a k, you swap it out for the other member of its ‘family’. it’s actually most common to see h swapped for b. for example, ‘shooting star’, made up of ‘nagare(ru)’ (stream/flow) and ‘hoshi’ (star), becomes nagareboshi, and ‘flower arrangement’, made up of ‘ikeru’ (living) and ‘hana’ (flowers), becomes ikebana. 

however, it’s not unheard of for h to be swapped out for p — though the only examples i can think of at the moment are for counters. a minute is ‘fun’ — one minute is ‘ippun.’ the counter for small animals is ‘hiki’ — one small animal is ‘ippiki’. so rin+hana combined into one word would be ‘rinbana’ or ‘rinpana’. of course, i’m no expert, but my theory would be is that panayo simply sounds sillier and cuter, so they went with that.

i think the real question is tho, WHY THE HELL DOES RIN CALL HER KAYO-CHIN

The two lines that turn は to ば are called dakuten and the cirlce in ぱ is called handakuten. Basically they change the sound of は which is considered ‘voiced’ to ‘unvoiced’ (or, sort of unvoiced in the case of the handakuten or ‘half dakuten’). The usage of dakuten here is part of something called Rendaku (somewhat easier guide here) that dictates when two kanji get stuck together to make a new word, the second one gets changed in pronounciation. Hanayo’s name is written 花陽 with the characters for ‘flower’ and ‘sun/sunlight’ (a super great name in my opinion, A+ to Hanayo’s parents for their taste). The character 花 gets rendaku’d 100% of the time. Serious, that character loves getting changed from voiced to unvoiced.

Rin’s name ends with ‘n’, no vowel sound, hence the general rule when applying rendaku where the preceding character ends with ‘n’ (or rather ん) is to use handakuten. (It’s related, to the best of my knowledge to a linguistic term called gemination.) Hence why the ship name is Rinpana. It makes sense in the minds of the Japanese, so much so that the fourth episode of Love Live season 1 is called ‘MakiRinPayo’ (well, really まきりんぱよ in hiragana as opposed to kanji but, hey, you get my point.)

As for the origins of Kayo-chin…

Kayo is an alternate character reading of Hanayo. The character 花 has multiple readings. Commonly, it’s just read as ‘hana’ but a reading specific to names is ‘ka’. Since Rin and Hanayo are childhood friends from grade school or something and name readings are tough enough when you’re an adult let alone when you’re still trying to learn common Joyo kanji I always assumed Rin just read it wrong and it kinda stuck. Alternate character readings are popular for nicknames anyway, or at least that’s the impression I’ve got after consuming so much anime (whoops.)

-chin is a childish mispronunciation and even more diminutive form of the more commonly known ‘-chan’ just to show ADORABLE CHILDHOOD BEST FRIENDS LOVE THEM FOREVER OH GOSH THEY’RE SO CUTE.

animeclay:

Jun (純), full name Jun Kumaori (くまおり純)

With an elegantly impressionistic style, Jun paints with the full life of the traditional paint medium they emulate as a digital painter. Their beautiful color palette is rich with color, often bringing in a full spectrum of hues in a refined manner throughout their various strokes of grass, sky, water, and shadow.

Jun’s dream-like, subtlety surreal scenes typically center on a young girl character — however, another hidden character appears in almost every single piece: The Mekarou (メカウロ). The tiny creature resembles a scaled teardrop-shape, and is often very difficult to find, but can most easily be seen within Jun’s icon (last image). The name Mekarou is derived from the Japanese saying 目から鱗が落ちる (translated literally as “to have scales fall from one’s eyes”), a phrase meaning “to see the light”.

*Originally featured artist #15

(Source: beingbiff)

Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.
Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes)

johanandersenspelvis:

it’s okay to enjoy disney movies with same-face female character design.

as long as you are aware that disney is consistently producing female characters with the same facial structures for a reason — on the basis that they have to look “pretty” and thus presenting a one-face beauty standard.

you don’t have to apologize for liking tangled or frozen or wanting to see big hero six but please do not defend same-face character design there is no excuse

misterracoon:

roachpatrol:

yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india because the patel twins are going to school in scotland and what are they told about their history, tell me about native american kids learning to say wingardium leviosa with hate in their hearts and tell me about wizarding rabbis bickering about whether you can use potions on the sabbath tell me about the slaves on their ships with their wands broken, mouthing curses in the dark tell me about the runaways that made it with garter snakes wrapped around their wrists that told them when they tasted dogs in the distance, tell me about the underground railroad and abolitionists with unbreakable vows and home-spun invisibility cloaks and disilusionments, using obliviate, using imperio, knowing that they served a higher justice, tell me about what happened to black wizards in the fifties, about what gates they were storming in the sixties tell me about queer wizards taking love potions every morning in their coffee to stay married to their husbands and their wives because what else could they do?

the world only begins and ends with straight white christians if you don’t bother looking any farther than that and too many people don’t and i am tired, tired, tired

Oh. 

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Life Drawing Exercise: CONTOUR LINEOne of the most straight forward tip I have about Life Drawing. It kind of goes against what most life drawing instructors will tell you. The first thing you’ll hear is “Draw from the inside.” A contour line on a figure drawing is about the most superficial way to approach it BUT, it will help you tremendously at finding a clear silhouette. By the way, no one says you can’t slightly alter the silhouette you are looking at. If there’s a way to make it clearer or make a better statement, go for it. Drawing is about making decisions, not just copying what you’re seeing. The same way other techniques will help understand how the body functions, using a contour line as an exercise will help you find proportions, angles of the body and general appeal in your posing.Normand

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Life Drawing Exercise: CONTOUR LINE

One of the most straight forward tip I have about Life Drawing. It kind of goes against what most life drawing instructors will tell you. The first thing you’ll hear is “Draw from the inside.” A contour line on a figure drawing is about the most superficial way to approach it BUT, it will help you tremendously at finding a clear silhouette. By the way, no one says you can’t slightly alter the silhouette you are looking at. If there’s a way to make it clearer or make a better statement, go for it. Drawing is about making decisions, not just copying what you’re seeing. The same way other techniques will help understand how the body functions, using a contour line as an exercise will help you find proportions, angles of the body and general appeal in your posing.

Normand