this photoset sums up Magic tournaments so perfectly
reblogging for the pose lmfao
this photoset sums up Magic tournaments so perfectly
reblogging for the pose lmfao
Okay so I just felt like practicing drawing older guys, okay? Of course my own aren’t worthy enough so I just borrowed Shoot's handsome-ish Jiordano for a moment. He’s a treat to draw, I hope I did him justice omg. Drawing Grisha tomorrow and maybe adding some colour.
One day, maybe one day, I will draw proper fanart. Or just proper art altogether welp.
shootdoctorallen asked: Question Time! I noticed that Drone, Shea, and Jack all speak Icelandic. Is there a story to this?
Oh dang, that is a very, very good question! Thank you so, so much for asking!
After the Graye Plague outbreak of July 3rd, 1891, many had no idea as to what was going on. Due to the fact that no children were being conceived, the presence of a disease was mostly thought to have been the answer. Every single person that had recently shown signs of pregnancy had completely lost it, the baby seemingly having turned to water that had soon left the body. Many people were terrified at the time, still believing there was a disease present, but perhaps believing that there were more sinister causes towards this. Such as biological warfare, terrorism, etc. The mystery of the Graye virus is still virtually unsolvable, but it is known to only consist in a body at the beginning of birth, and is not contagious, and will not spread. It can only be given down, but even parents with no sign of the disease are completely susceptible to having a plague-infected child. Due to nine months without any children being born, the human population had surprisingly taken something of a hit, but the time period did not allow for cloning, genetic help, etc. People had thought that they would simply have to wait it out, and then it would die like all other plagues in history. From 7/3/1891-4/3/1892, the disease had seemingly finished its course, only having infected the pregnant population. However, from 10/28/1891-4/3/1892, a disease known as “Winter Lung” by most of Iceland’s population had taken over the country, which many had considered was caused by the plague. People were dying left and right, coughing blood and tar and showing a mysterious lack of “free will,” causing many to be almost entirely still for days and days on end. Many would be stuck walking down the street, or opening their refrigerator, or even driving their car, almost as though it was a statue. Many other countries were horrified of this “Winter Lung” outbreak, more so by the odd illness itself and the looming realization that the human population could die down very, very soon, due to the lack of children that were being born. Many countries decided that Iceland needed to be blocked off, and the Graye plague would stay dormant for as long as it was needed, and Iceland would only be free as soon as they showed signs of being free of the (highly contagious) Winter Lung. Over time however, starting 4/3/1892, anyone who had showed signs of being pregnant at the start of the disease had gotten their signs back almost instantly. People had thought that this meant that the disease had ended, and that everything was instantly better. The cloud that had covered many had dissipated, but many people were horrified by the realization that nothing had changed. The “Gippers” (The Drone, Dreadnaught, and Delarose) had mostly been kept away from civilian contact until later years, but “Broncos” and “Homonuculi” were almost immediately shown to a terrified public. However, people were being forced by the T.I.L.E. agency to have these children, as there was still something of a chance that these kids would ultimately be born without any further defects. However, any of these women that were pregnant at the start of the plague had given birth to *only* plague victims, which is one of the worst things that anyone could have given birth to. The sheer *horror* that people felt was beyond anyone’s control, and the children- whether they be be completely normal in appearance or hideously deformed- were brought into a world that was not prepared for them. However, in Iceland, every single woman over the age of 27 was giving birth to these diseased children, whether or not they had shown signs of pregnancy before 7/3/1891 or not. This massive birthing rate had terrified the other populaces yet again, and no one had any idea of what they could have done in order to fix this. There were mass killings of these victims, and there was mass killings of humans by these children. But, Iceland, cut off from the world, were stuck with these beings and their entirety. There was still death within Iceland, and there was still fear, but they had given only birth to “Homonuculi” (plague victims that exerted free will), and not “Broncos,” (children who have almost no free will, and act solely on animalistic instinct) which had caused most death within other countries. And with this, the Iceland population had attempted to live a life with these unharmed children. Again, there was mass death and other things, but those who had actually cherished having a child had yearned to keep theirs, allowing an integration of plagued society to occur. However, over time, an integration of this society had become much more common in other countries, though they weren’t overly lenient towards the “Homonuculi,” nor plague victims that had once shown signs of being a “Bronco.” However, there were laws towards these beings, which were mostly towards the fact that if they had caught you- even just walking outside in pure daylight- termination upon sight was almost certainly legal. However, it was mostly just different, depending on where you went. Either officers had a plague victim that they had called their own, or they had a relative, or some sort of mutual partner that was infected by the Graye virus. So there were some “jumps” through these laws, but they existed mainly to keep the human populace safe. However, a new counterculture with the plague victims had arrived, many referring to themselves as “Interlopers,” many grouping themselves into the recently-formed entertainment city known as “Merccus,” which is located in Nevada. They had legally created a new place in which they were mainly accepted, as the city was starkly populated due to many people being terrified by spending too much money in such an expensive city with such events going on. However, many of these “Interlopers” lived solely in vagrancy, though many were able to get jobs as time went on, and as the city had lost its “glitz” nature. It is still a very nice city, and is populated by a number of people who either have a mutual relationship with someone who is considered a plague victim, or plague victims themselves. There are still numbers and numbers of people that are against it, but they are mostly just there for the pleasure of the city itself, but believe the plague victims will soon kill themselves. New laws were made to allow these victims to walk within the city without much fear, but there is an incredible amount of surveillance within the city, but these plague victims still have rights and a much more heightened lack of fear, due to this newly-found resurgence in their human freedom. However, Iceland was finally let go from their “lockdown” in the year 1907, allowing many of these children to go and explore the world that had been kept away from them. And in doing so, many had found safety and freedom within Merccus, which had become far more affordable than it had been. Many, many, MANY Icelandic natives had found their way to the Nevada city, and over the years, the massive population had started to grow, allowing many to spread across the United States as well. There is a massive influence in Icelandic terms, the largest population held in Merccus. Their culture is shared throughout the city with the “Interlopers,” even having a massive “Little Iceland”-esque part of town to share this within. “Khrissandra Primm” is part Icelandic, and Jack November’s best friend while growing up was fully Icelandic. The Drone is forced to speak it due to his duties, and Shea speaks a broken version of it, due to her former coworker only being able to speak in Icelandic.
I’m very sorry this is so long, I am very sorry! And I am very sorry that “The Drone” in general may be a tad vague, I am still working on a manifesto, and I am just very sorry. But thank you for your question, I very much appreciate it! I’m very sorry for the vague nature of everything, but hopefully the manifesto will be done by this summer. Thank you so, so much for asking! 8’D
omg, no, don’t be sorry! This was amazing and a great read! I love getting these glimpses into this project! I can’t wait for the manifesto to shine more light onto things (and to have something to look back on should I lose track of events). I had no clue such a little question would prove to be so enlightening but now I’m really glad I asked!
So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!
i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!
How to Write Better OCs:
- basic tips on how to make your oc even better
- tragic backstory? learn how to write one/make yours great
- writing specific characters
- a wordier, great guide on how to develop your character
- kick out those vague descriptions and make them AWESOME
- how to actually make an OC
- Q&A (to develop characters)
- more Q&As
- giving your character a backstory
- how to write an attractive character
- adding more racial diversity
- avoiding tokenism, AKA, how to add diversity to your cast not just because you “need” it
- writing sexuality and gender expression (doesnt include non binary, if you have a good ref to that, please add on!)
- masterpost on writing more diversity into your story
- cultures of the world
- guides to drawing different ethnicities (not just a great art reference, but also really helpful in appearance descriptions!)
Mary Sue/Gary Stu
- Test to see if your character is a Sue
- Explains subdivisions of Sues/Stus
- Powerful Characters Don’t Have to Be Sues
- villain generator
- need an evil sounding name for your evil character? bam
- villain archetypes
- what’s your villain’s motive for being a villain?
- character perceptions (What your character thinks of themselves and what others think of them)
- how to write strong relationships between two characters
- 8 ways to write better characters and develop their relationships with others
- OCxLove Interest Handbook
- develop your couple with good ol’ Q&A!
- how to write realistic relationships
- how to write relatives for your characters (this is more OC related to a canon character, but will help in writing family members in general)
- 12 common archetypes
- 8 archetypes for male/female characters
- female archetypes (goes pretty indepth from two main categories)
- a list of archetypes
- tips for better design
- basic appearance generator
- pinterest board for character design (includes NSFW and images of skeletons/exposed muscle (?) so tread carefully!)
- clothing ref masterpost
- give your character better powers
- a list of professions
- proactive vs reactive characters
- positive and negative traits
- interest generator
- skills generator
- motivation generator
- 123 ideas for character flaws
- list of phobias
again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
i love the misfits because they’re just grown ass women wrecking everyones shit just straight up destroying things people own and threatening to crush men with their bare fists and writing songs about being fabulous i mean really now
I always thought the show is super unfair to them, because they come from no money, have mountains of confidence, write good music, put on amazing shows ,and generally fuck shit up like rockstars, but Jem’s dad left her a hologram generating supercomputer and they’re supposed to be “rivals”?
Penguins at the Mountains of Madness
dir: Werner Herzog
Ancient Runes & the Ravenclaw Common Room
CRYING AND PEEING.
I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE SINCE NOW
writing a story where the female characters are tomboys who just reject femininity in favour of masculinity doesn’t make feminist fiction or good female representation
aggressively rejecting femininity in your narrative just teaches girls to think femininity is weak
When I was little I loved glitter and dresses. Loved. LOVED. You don’t understand. If it was sparkly or glittery I WANTED IT.
Some point, somewhere down the line I realized that girly feminine things were weak, uncool, sissy, not strong, just like- awful things. Girly girls weren’t main characters or heroes, and the best you could hope to be was a super tough tomboy who at least got promoted to sidekick and rolled her eyes at anything weak like sparkles or feminine stuff and everyone loved way more than that boring shallow girly girl.
So I had to ditch everything to be a cool tough girl, the only girl worth being, because all that sparkly girly stuff was for weak, vapid girls and I didn’t want to be that. And I was pretty miserable about it! It sucked! It sucks not being able to like the things you like!
Now I’m a grown up and I have two bottles of glitter nail polish at my desk and am slowly collecting dresses again to be courageous enough to wear. Because surprise surprise, you can have bows and tons of makeup and glitter and also wear kickass stompin’ boots for kickin ass! I just want every girl growing up to know you can have as many bows as you want in your hair and rub your face in glitter if you feel like it (But don’t get that shit in your eyes) and then you can still go out and conquer the world.
Another reason why the magical girl genre will always be my favorite genre.
i fucking love my dad
Nathan’s relationship with his dad is literally the best.
All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.
"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."
I don’t understand how people don’t get this
It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.