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Eh, what the hell. The t-shirt design is wrong (it’s an “evolution of the gamer” shirt) but, close enough.

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hell eyaahhah

kawaii

long story

i’m removing everything from my room and came across some photos from my school trip and remembered a story i felt like sharing

when i was 17 i went on a school trip to spain, portugal and morocco

now the teacher who was hosting this trip was very worried we kids would get into trouble at night (sneak out and go to bars, etc), especially because this had happened on a different trip last year with one of the students in our group

so she told us that she was thinking of putting tape on everyone’s door at night so that if we left the room, the tape would be disturbed and she would know we had left

on maybe the second or third night of the trip, she hadn’t done the tape thing yet, but she said she was probably definitely going to do it tonight, so we shouldn’t open our doors

now, i was rooming with i think 5 other people, one of whom was the troublemaker that my teacher was specifically worried about sneaking out

so after lights out, we were all settling down to go to bed and another girl, my friend, in a momentary lapse of reason, pondered aloud “i wonder if she did really put the tape on the doors” and proceeded to open the door to check

AND THE TAPE WAS THERE ON THE DOORS AND SHE HAD DISTURBED IT

we were freaking the fuck out like WHY DID YOU DO THAT

and she was like I WASN’T THINKING I WAS JUST CURIOUS TO SEE IF SHE DID

so we sat around trying to come up with a plan to fix it

my idea was that i’d exit the room in the morning before she came to check the tape, i’d fix the tape and hide in the stairwell until she passed, and if she came to check to see if everyone was there, they’d have the shower going and say i was in the shower

but we eventually decided on being honest and hoping she’d believe us

well the next morning it turns out that she didn’t believe us and threatened to send us home, but we begged with her and insisted that we were innocent

and there were like six of us and she probably felt bad about sending us home & was concerned about the logistics of it and the consequences

so she decided that instead she’d make us all room together for the rest of the trip and she’d keep a close eye on us

so in the next hotel in the next city with the same set of roommates, we were all up late and were very loud and apparently someone had complained about our loudness

so one of the hotel staff knocked on our door and the same girl opened the door to answer him and disturbed the tape for the second night in a row

oh my god it was so bad

we were so fucking terrified we had fucked it up forever and we were going to be sent home, but we swore up and down to the teacher that someone had knocked on our door and we had answered, so she let us off again

luckily it never happened again but that girl told me she dreamed after that that she had opened the doors in her sleep

also one night the troublemaker girl was hanging out with us on the balcony and said “i wonder if the bar across the street would pass drinks up to us if we shouted loud enough”


foxydude915:

So I got some new figures and this happened.

Pardon my messy desk

that’s not a dumb question! there are a couple of ways to do it, but i’ll show you the two that i usually use
the method i use most often is to take my line layer

and lock the transparency, as such:

all you need to do after that is just take the paintbrush (or your tool of choice) and draw over the area you want the color in. because the transparency of the layer is locked, the color can only go on the opaque parts of the layer, which in this case is my line art. 
TIME OUT!!!! the drawing you linked me to as an example (http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/39772819254) started as a pencil drawing that i scanned. if i were to attempt the previous technique with my scanned drawing, it would turn out like this:

because there is no transparency in my scanned layer! it is a solid image. the technique wouldn’t work. to make it work, i would need to turn my scanned layer into a transparent line art layer, which is what i did for this particular drawing. how to do this is to go to your “channels” tab:

click “load channel as selection”

then, making sure the tool you are using is a selection tool (marquee, lasso, or magic wand), right-click the work area and click “select inverse” (if you are not using a selection tool, this particular menu will not show up when you right-click)

now create a new layer!
then, using the paint bucket tool, fill the area with black (or whatever color you want the lines to be). make sure your paint bucket options are as such: 

you now have a layer where everything “white” is actually transparent — an isolated line art layer!! cool!
TIME IN!!!
there’s another option i use occasionally, though this is actually a technique i usually use for flat colors.
how it goes is that i make a new layer above my line art layer

draw the color i want in the area i want it to be

right-click the color layer and select “create clipping mask”

and that will make it so the contents of the selected layer will only affect the opaque (and translucent) elements of the layer below it.

et voilà! sorry this post was so long, but i hope it helped!

that’s not a dumb question! there are a couple of ways to do it, but i’ll show you the two that i usually use

the method i use most often is to take my line layer

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and lock the transparency, as such:

image

all you need to do after that is just take the paintbrush (or your tool of choice) and draw over the area you want the color in. because the transparency of the layer is locked, the color can only go on the opaque parts of the layer, which in this case is my line art. 

TIME OUT!!!! the drawing you linked me to as an example (http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/39772819254) started as a pencil drawing that i scanned. if i were to attempt the previous technique with my scanned drawing, it would turn out like this:

image

because there is no transparency in my scanned layer! it is a solid image. the technique wouldn’t work. to make it work, i would need to turn my scanned layer into a transparent line art layer, which is what i did for this particular drawing. how to do this is to go to your “channels” tab:

image

click “load channel as selection”

image

then, making sure the tool you are using is a selection tool (marquee, lasso, or magic wand), right-click the work area and click “select inverse” (if you are not using a selection tool, this particular menu will not show up when you right-click)

image

now create a new layer!

then, using the paint bucket tool, fill the area with black (or whatever color you want the lines to be). make sure your paint bucket options are as such: 

image

you now have a layer where everything “white” is actually transparent — an isolated line art layer!! cool!

TIME IN!!!

there’s another option i use occasionally, though this is actually a technique i usually use for flat colors.

how it goes is that i make a new layer above my line art layer

image

draw the color i want in the area i want it to be

image

right-click the color layer and select “create clipping mask”

image

and that will make it so the contents of the selected layer will only affect the opaque (and translucent) elements of the layer below it.

image

et voilà! sorry this post was so long, but i hope it helped!


went to my favorite gardening store!


some pics of my neighborhood

it was nice today so i walked home :>

WOW WHAT A DAY LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DAY

so my lunch break started at 5:45 and i decided i was gonna go to starbucks, on my never-ending quest to find food at starbucks that i can actually stomach (other than their mini cherry pies, which are delicious)

to get to starbucks i have to cross this big swath of gravel and mud which used to have a train track on it, but now it’s just gravel and mud that they’re…gonna develop and maybe put some stores there or whatever

now

i usually don’t have a problem crossing this gravelly area, sometimes my shoes get a bit muddy and i track mud back into bed bath and beyond, but that’s the worst of it

today however

i get to about right in front of the starbucks drive-thru window (about 15 feet in front of it) when suddenly i just fucking SINK INTO THE MUD, a foot into the mud

i’m shocked and horrified and try to pull a foot out, but my shoe comes off in the mud and i sink my socked foot into the mud again

now the lady at the starbucks window can see my struggle, as can the people in the car at the window, as can about half of starbucks

half the people are laughing at me and the other half are just as horrified as i am

so i pick my shoe up out of the mud and i walk-of-shame into starbucks to the jeering/sympathy of the crowd, and i ask to use their bathroom

i’m tracking mud everywhere and it’s pretty obvious i can’t go back into work wearing these pants or shoes. i start washing out my shoes and socks, decide the socks are a lost cause, and throw them away. after about ten minutes of washing out my shoes i decide i’ve got to go back and tell my manager that i’m going to be late coming back from lunch

i stick my now watery, still muddy, very, very ruined shoes back on and trudge back out into starbucks and i apologize to an employee for making everything muddy, and tell them i’ve cleaned up the sink and floor the best i could

i promise them i’ll buy something tomorrow, but i don’t have time now, and i hurry back to bed bath and beyond (carefully avoiding the former train tracks)

i sneak around by my manager (who’s working customer service while i’m on my lunch), tell her i’ve had a slight emergency with the mud and that i’ll be late coming back to my lunch because i have to run to macy’s to get new pants, shoes and socks

so i literally run to macy’s, which is about a 5-minute’s walk normally, and i try to find acceptable pants that will be my size. i pick up a pair without any time to try them on and hope they’ll fit me, then i trudge to the shoe department to try to find some shoes i can just slip on and go

i find some out-of-season winter…slipper…things with like fucking…cardboard bottoms basically (you know the kind) but none of the shoes on display are my size, and no employees are around to help me get a pair that fits

so i just pick up a size 9 (i’m a size 7-7.5), pick up a pack of socks and check out

it’s seventy two fucking dollars but i don’t have time to shop around, so i just pay and leave asap

i wanted to maybe change at macy’s so i wouldn’t have to walk back in my muddy shoes? but the bathrooms are upstairs and i’m running out of time, so i just walk back to bbb that way

i hurry into the bathroom, and i’m on my way to the handicap stall, when i see that the middle stall is covered in poop

covered in it

it’s on two of the walls, the floor, the feminine product trash can, the toilet seat, it’s awful

i change quickly into my new pants/shoes/socks (with mud still on my feet because i don’t really have the time or means to clean it off), clock back in, run up to my manager and inform her of the poop situation in the bathroom

she tells me she’s gonna stay at customer service while i clean it up

so i do

the poop has clearly been there for a while; it’s started to dry, and it’s just running down the walls and i’m just getting horribly queasy at the whole thing and i hope i don’t throw up (i don’t)

i get back to my station to find that running to macy’s activated my exercise-induced asthma so i’m having a bit of trouble…breathin…

and furthermore, because the shoes i got were so shitty and i wasn’t able to use my soaked/muddy dr scholl’s arch support inserts/orthotics, my feet are killing me, and i have to suffer through incredibly painful plantar fasciitis that i usually don’t have to deal with because i usually have FOOT SUPPORT

and also the back of my heels are raw and bloody because i didn’t wear socks while running to macy’s, so i had to clean that up with tiny alcohol wipes (ow)

and i am starving because i didn’t get any food for lunch, and i don’t get my second break because i took a 40-minute lunch

so

that was my day

at least i didn’t have ridiculous customers

[3:15:35 PM] Sara: i’m excited about my ridiculous hobbit au

[3:15:43 PM] Daikon: what is it :y

[3:16:07 PM] Sara: basically

[3:16:41 PM] Sara: it’s a buncha dudes on a quest to get back the city lot that was unjustly seized from them

[3:16:49 PM] Sara: where they ran a middle eastern restaurant

[3:16:57 PM] Sara: even though they are english and also terrible cooks

[3:16:58 PM] Daikon: oh my god

[3:17:34 PM] Sara: and like smaug really wanted that lot cause it’s PRIME REAL ESTATE it’s the corner lot on a busy intersection and he

[3:17:44 PM] Sara: arranged for a surprise health inspection which he sabotaged

[3:17:56 PM] Sara: and then seized the property through nefarious means

[3:17:57 PM] Sara: but then

[3:18:01 PM] Sara: the economy tanked right after he got it

[3:18:15 PM] Sara: so he had to consolidate his assets and he couldn’t develop the lot

[3:18:27 PM] Sara: but he didn’t want to get rid of it because PRIME REAL ESTATE and also out of spite for thorin

[3:18:39 PM] Sara: so basically what he uses the lot for is just a place for him to sit and smoke weed

[3:18:49 PM] Sara: SO

[3:18:58 PM] Sara: thorin and co are on a mission to get this lot back

[3:19:09 PM] Sara: and they recruit bilbo cause they need someone who can fit in through the basement window

[3:19:49 PM] Sara: this middle eastern restaurant is THORIN’S HERITAGE, it was owned by his dad and granddad

[3:20:47 PM] Sara: and he brings along his nephews cause it’s like “SON, ONE DAY ALL THIS WILL BE YOURS” (obligatory “what, the curtains?”)

[3:21:20 PM] Sara: and they have a friend ori who wants to tag along (ori is a freshman english major)

[3:21:38 PM] Sara: and dori is his older half-brother who is worried about ori so he comes along

[3:21:51 PM] Sara: and nori is a ne’er-do-well who thinks the whole thing is hilarious

[3:21:54 PM] Sara: so he comes along

[3:22:05 PM] Sara: BOMBUR RUNS A LITTLE ICE CREAM CART

[3:22:47 PM] Sara: right near their new (shitty) restaurant and thorin’s like “if you help us i will give you a job” also bombur is a way better cook than any of the people who worked at this restaurant

[3:23:08 PM] Sara: bofur is a kindly hippie dude who tags along with bombur

[3:23:21 PM] Sara: also they are brothers but anyway

[3:23:35 PM] Sara: dwalin and balin are both ex-military, balin was a chef at this restaurant

[3:23:41 PM] Sara: dwalin is also an ex-cop, but now he’s a bouncer

[3:24:08 PM] Sara: oh i forgot that bifur also runs a food cart

[3:24:17 PM] Sara: and is a good cook

[3:25:13 PM] Sara: and lastly oin and gloin are like distant relatives of thorin but they’ve always been good friends and they decided to help

[3:26:20 PM] Sara: and i just have this image of smaug smoking pot in this abandoned restaurant, muttering to himself “it’s free real estate” and then laughing like a high idiot

[3:26:38 PM] Sara: the end

[3:26:40 PM] Daikon: hahaha

[3:26:52 PM] Daikon: so is rl smaug like

[3:27:01 PM] Sara: he looks exactly like benedict cumberbatch

[3:27:04 PM] Sara: red hair and everything

[3:27:05 PM] Daikon: LAUGHS

[3:27:17 PM] Daikon: perfect

[3:27:27 PM] Sara: bc is like a dragon in human form tbh

[3:27:47 PM] Sara: and then and then

[3:27:54 PM] Sara: there’s a showdown between thorin and smaug and thorin’s like

[3:28:03 PM] Sara: “you used me…….(sniff)…..FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT!!”

[3:28:31 PM] Sara: that wasn’t nice!

[3:28:37 PM] Sara: etc etc