What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?
My favorite Benedict Cumberbatch role - The Creature from Frankenstein
It’s playing around the world again this October so if you haven’t seen it, or have only seen the Victor!batch version, I would highly recommended trying to see it. I liked him before I saw this but this performance truly changed my perceptions of theater and acting altogether, and aside from still having a big gross crush on him I respect him immensely.
I painted this JUST IN CASE we happened to run across him at SDCC (which was unlikely, but hey, wishful thinking) and also because I really wanted to paint the creature again, I love the design of the character a lot.
I’m not really satisfied with it but maybe I’ll revisit it in a few years when my skill level (hopefully) increases :))
Your only choices are to run, hide, or die.
So the last month has been super crazy! I had to push back my move for health reasons, then had to replace my computer last minute this week which was a cost I did not expect in the least. And because my move had to be pushed back, I lost my ride. I need to raise the funds for a moving trailer, and to replace what I spent on a new computer, so I am opening commissions again.
***READ THIS for the guidelines and general info of commissioning something and details on what I will or won’t draw!
I have a 25% off everything sale going on in my store as well, so check it out! I have put up some pretty fun stuff, like grab bags and new prints. Some commissions are on sale for this, while others have been adjusted for time spent and feedback I’ve received.
Flat Prices and Examples:
$10 Sketch: | x | x | x | x |
$15 Flat Color (on sale): | x | x | x | x |
$35 Full Color: | x | x | x | x | x |
$70 Soft Cell Shade: | x | x | x | x |
$80 Body Pillow 21x60in (on sale): | x | x | x |
$40 Small Pillow 17x17in (on sale): | x |
Style Price (Add-on to flat price) and Examples:
So, for example a ‘full color circle’ commission would be $35+$5=$40 total. A ‘soft cell shaded body pillow’ would be $70+$80=$150 total (no extra shipping cost).
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following form filled out if you’re interested! My PayPal email is email@example.com.
-Email and PayPal email (if different):
-Tumblr URL/Username of site you’d like me to link back to:
-Type 1 [ sketch/ flat color/ full color/ soft cell shade ]:
-Type 2 [ bust/ half body/ full body/ circle/ body pillow/ small pillow/]:
-References [links or attachments. Text only if image refs are unavailable]:
-Other Info [poses, expressions, personality, interaction, etc]:
Gentle reminder, these are still very much OPEN! And the 25% off sale in my storenvy is still active as well!
why are parents allowed to yell and scream at their children and call them names and just make them feel like shit in general…
but when kids try to defend themselves…. its disrespectful?
what kind of fucking shit parents do you have
is this a new thing to you
R:Most underrated game?
Vaas from Far Cry 3.
And Charles Lee from Assassin’s Creed 3 haaa I can’t choose.
Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.
A:Favorite Game of all time?
Tie between RYSE: Son of Rome and Homefront!
K:Game you’re most looking forward to?
It was The Division until I realized it was all multiplayer teamwork so eh. I’m looking forward to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Q:Any Guilty Pleasure Games?
Probably Homefront, because I can’t even explain why it’s my favorite game. I just really, really love it.
All shall fade.
This needs to be rebloggable …
number 9 tho
number fucking 9. there was a dude that would play his guitar outside of my window at 1 am all the time
Some bits that I’ve picked up:
There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will fuck everyone up.
Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.
SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER.
Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part.
SHUT THE FUCK UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space.
Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.
IF YOU NEED TUTORING GET TUTORING DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE DUG YOURSELF INTO YOUR GRAVE.
Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.
I will add to this as a GTA:
Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.
SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY.
However, sometimes you just need a personal day, and you know what, when you wake up and getting out of bed seems like the worst idea ever….just turn off your alarm and get that sleep.
Some additionally tid-bits that might help you
- Before signing up for classes, look on “ratemyprofessor.com" and see if the teachers at your campus are included. There may be two or more teachers for the same course, and you want to try and pick the good/easy one. Who your professor is can have a great affect on what grade you make, even for the "same" class.
- Look for a facebook group for your "graduating class" set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts).
- Look for a facebook group for each of your courses. If there isn’t one, MAKE ONE and send it out via the course email or word of mouth. These groups are helpful for if you missed class and need the notes, and especially for review time before exams.
- If no one else does it, make a google doc of the exam reviews and post it on the class facebook page. That way everyone contributes to the review. 200 brains are most definitely better than 1.
- During lectures, unless Internet is required, TURN IT OFF. If it’s on, you WILL end up on tumblr or some other site, and you will miss important shit.
- For the love of God, pay attention to your syllabus. Sometimes assignments are listed there, and that’s the only place it’ll be mentioned. Also, if it says to do a reading by a specific date, DO THE READING BY THAT DATE. Otherwise you will get behind, and you will have 200+ pages of textbooks to read in one night before the test, and you will cry.
- Yes you actually need to do the readings. Yes it is a lot. Yes it will suck. Do it anyways.
- If you are used to getting all A’s, do not cry when you get a B. Take it from someone who killed herself for two years to maintain a 4.0, it feels like the end of the world when your GPA drops, but it’s not. You’ll be okay. Just breathe and do your best. Your best is good enough.
Try to make sure you leave an open hour around midday so that you have time to get food in you. A lot of people forget to do this. If you have to have back to back classes, check your syllabus or with your teacher—some midday classes allow you to bring in a drink and a snack. Some will even allow you a full meal.
If you can get an online/pdf copy of the book without busting the bank, DO IT. Sometimes there are even annotated versions online. This can make notetaking a shitton easier, because you can highlight printed-out versions of the book and they won’t dock you on the money back. Sometimes professors move through their lecture too fast for you to write stuff down. Shrugging off that old ‘don’t ruin your books’ rule you had in high school may be your only hope.
UNLESS YOU NEED THEM OR REALLY WANT TO KEEP THEM TRY TO SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS—maybe even offer them online to incoming students. You won’t get nearly the worth of them but someone after you will thank you a million times over for providing a used copy. If you take good notes, you can sometimes buy/sell those as well. A lot of professors teach literally the same class every time.
IF YOUR PROFESSOR PUTS NOTES ONLINE GET THEM. GET THEM NOW. TRUST ME. YOU WANT THOSE NOTES. Bring them in with you if it’s possible to get them before class.
Keep change on hand. Always.
The Best Way To Make Friends:
Bring a printer with you to college and offer to print people’s stuff for half of what the school does or for free if you can afford it.
Carry around small candies with you and offer them to people while waiting outside of class. If you are the ‘candy person’ this gives you an in for starting conversations.
Buy a jumbo pack of chalk and find an open sidewalk on a free day. Write the words ‘Come draw with me?’ and begin doodling.
Have a pack of cards.
Last But Not Least: if you go onto campus and you can’t find what you’re looking for, and you are afraid to go up to someone and ask, find an open, well-populated area, hold your schedule/map in hand, and walk in circles for a few minutes, looking up and around in obvious confusion. Other students know this body language well. Someone will stop and point you in the right direction. (if you are worried that the person’s directions are a joke or faulty, wait for them to leave and take up the stance again; if the directions match-up the second time, they’re legit; do not allow a person to ‘show you the way’ unless EVERY STEP is along an obvious walkway, just in case)
For those of you who fear assault, most campuses aren’t much for small blades or mace. Carry a pocket air horn or a hand bag of those little pop-rock fireworks unless you can get a concealed weapons permit.
Adding my own tidbit:
Make friends with transfer kids. Chances are, they won’t be able to live in the dorms and it’ll be ten times harder for them to meet people since they have to drive to and from campus. It’s also fun hearing about their experiences before the college you both go to.
Make friends with an older student. I’m talking about students who have families and full-time jobs. You can learn a lot from them, and they honestly have the best stories. They’re often the smartest and the most dedicated, so they make great study buddies.
I needed this today.
To add to something about fear of assault/stalking/etc:
If you are new to a campus, keep to well populated areas. Don’t take shortcuts you’ve never tried before, or think might work, or have only heard about, etc. Try to stay with the flow of students, crowds help not only with finding a general layout of the campus commute (and thus, class locations), but keep you from getting lost and in a situation you can’t ask for help in. Some colleges don’t have great lighting and night classes can create dangerous situations due to either low-enrollment (meaning not a lot of people walking to that class), and the hour. Some classes stretch to midnight. Don’t agree to rides home from people you’ve only known for a couple hours.
If you notice someone is following you, watching you, or generally being a creep towards you, make contact with a group of students or faculty, go into the nearest building, or use a horn or whistle. Draw attention to the situation.
Study your map, take a friend and walk the campus during daytime at least three times before you start classes. Be aware of who is around you. Faculty and other students won’t harass you about your reason for being on campus, or ask for ID (unless of course it’s a campus that has ID checks or you’re trespassing when the campus is closed). Being aware is a life saver.
(Also applies to online courses. If someone is contacting you privately, asking for personal information not related to the course material, bring it to the professor’s attention immediately.)