just a messy (and lopsided oops) inked doodle of olivier, i’ve intended to design proper outfits for the royal knight majestics in my 4kingdoms AU for ages but then never really got into actually doing it so i thought, since it’s olivier’s bday maybe i’ll do some kind of sketch of him. i only have a small sketchbook and one type of black marker with me rn so it’s hard to draw anything proper.
the tie is supposed to have a unicorn on it but that’s. well. it turned out beautiful right. also i guess he should be carrying a sword but i didn’t feel like drawing it (maybe it’s better i didn’t when even a unicorn was this difficult to add apparently)
“A chef, artist, and master swordsman- Olivier is the famed young master from the Boulanger House. With a strong regard for aesthetic, everything he does must be executed with elegance and style. While amiable and open-minded, his standards often present him as a snob. He spends his free time contemplating artworks in the museum.”
*This is a redesigned character concept for my BEYBLADE AU “Beyfantasy”
the summer-themed pic i did for the beyblade zine myself, feels like i drew this five years ago wow. aah well sailor max is always good for the soul anyway. (genbu looks like it’s not enjoying the beach though)
I’m moving, and I want to find a home for these old prints that never sold at a convention. They’re 8.5 x 11”, printed on glossy photo paper. If you live in the U.S, the price will be $15 US dollars, otherwise it will be $20. I accept payment through PayPal. Please let me know if you are interested! :)
fanfic speedrun: write the scene you want to write and skip the rest of the fic
(same goes on the reader side of things)
I’m seeing people on this post who think that what I’m saying is, “Write out of order, starting with the things you enjoy most.” And while that’s fine advice, it’s not actually what I said.
What I said was, “Only write the thing that’s fun, and don’t write the rest.”
Write one shots. Write drabbles. Write ficlets. If you have 5 interesting scenes but you can’t figure out how to tie them together into a fic, then write 5 separate ficlets, post them in a series, and when you get another idea for that series just plop it right in there and rearrange the works into the right order.
You don’t have to write longfic to write fanfic.
I love one shots. One shots are awesome. One shots don’t fuck around. One shots are a hit of pure, distilled fandom straight into the veins. They know what they’re here to accomplish and by God they accomplish it with as little extraneous bullshit as possible. Sometimes you don’t want a 30 chapter slow-burn epic five course meal; it too much. Sometimes you just want to down a double-expresso one shot of your favorite character and ride that high for the rest of the afternoon.
The ancient greeks really had graves for dogs. And they carved stuff on the stone like “carrying you here, I now feel as much grief as I felt joy when I carried you home” and “you never barked without reason, but now you are silent”. The human urge to tell a story spans centuries and millennia, and the loss of a really good dog makes you want to tell people - even people centuries in the future, who will never know your name - that there once was a dog who was a very good girl, but now she no longer is and you aren’t sure what to do with all this sorrow.
This is my very favourite thing.
Last year, I found this one tucked away in a corner of the archaeological museum in Istanbul:
The inscription reads:
“His owner buried the dog Parthenope, that he played with, in gratitude for this happiness. [Mutual] love is rewarding, like the one for this dog. Having been a friend to my owner, I deserve this grave. Looking at this, find yourself a worthy friend who is both ready to love you while you are still alive and will care for your body [after your death].“
On so many of the other funerary carvings, the text was often more about the person who commissioned the carving than the person the carving was commissioned for. This one, which is for a dog, doesn’t even identify his owner—it’s entirely about a very, very good boy named Parthenope, who was loved so much that he will be remembered forever.
god this is so affecting
just one thing- Parthenope is a feminine name, so this dog was in fact a very, very good girl!
sorrowscopes + majestics though i was really only requested olivier&giancarlo but how could i not do all four
#the majestics #bakuten shoot beyblade #horoscopes #Olivier's have big me energy and I'm just realizing maybe the reason I love him so much is bc I want to be that extra #the correcting the coworker one... I'm already that bitch lol I'm lovably insufferable #but also Enrique's fit mostly viased bc I'm an aries too #FUN FACT my birthday is one day after Enrique's we were just meant to be #BIGGER FUN FACT OLIVIER'S BIRTHDAY IS ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR but like it was b4 I found out??? FATE #also no I can't decide between og or dub names I like both okay #beyblah
I’ve made this post like six times but it still fucks me up the China’s mountains just look like that. Like I spent decades thinking it was stylistic but no, they just have different mountains over there.
For reference, here’s what my local mountains look like:
Here’s the general art style Chinese mountains are drawn in:
And here’s how some of them actually look:
What the FUCK
I’m specifically reblogging this here because I know there is a geological reason for this and I know at least one of you has to know it.
#i love tumblr bc you see the start of the post and you know there will be an awesome pic #but you just know that of you keep scrolling you'll learn something #like i even find it weird and lacking when it doesn't (until it does some reblogs later)