Anonymous
!!!! Thank you so much for telling me! I was really curious about that. Makes me wish some ideas could be animated, you know? I do have one more question concerning Kaito and Mizael in the detective hope au though. Does Kaito ever have his duel against Mizael on the moon and how does it go? Does he ever fight Durbe too, considering they were sort of friends? If you've gotten that far, anyway. :)

He does! Actually, he also stops Kaito from dying (he did it once, he can do it again! …Except without tossing their souls in a blender this time)

It’s actually rather amusing in the AU, as Kaito’s quite a lot..looser in terms of personality. So there’s the whole teary ‘goodbye’, only for Mizael to FREAK OUT and charge over to do a bit of magic repairs to keep him alive…

Cue Kaito coming back with this sort of blank ‘8’D’ expression.

'I ALMOST DIED…'

'YOU'RE AN IDIOT! AN IDIOT! HOW IS YOUR BROTHER STILL ALIVE WITH AN IDIOT LIKE YOU LOOKING AFTER HIM!!'

Overall, the duel matches are the same during this arc as they are in canon—so there’s no Durbe vs Mizael (at least not on the battle field haha)

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Because Wednesday is my class day, Wednesdays are ‘Free days’! So generally it’s a simple doodle.
This time however, I finished the title card for the next set of livestreams I’ll be doing—Amnesia: The Dark Descent! (Nick of time too—starts tomorrow at 8)
The background thus belongs to Frictional Games (as, much like the other cards, the Title Image for the stream is meant to seemingly sit with the title screen of the game as its backdrop.)

Because Wednesday is my class day, Wednesdays are ‘Free days’! So generally it’s a simple doodle.

This time however, I finished the title card for the next set of livestreams I’ll be doing—Amnesia: The Dark Descent! (Nick of time too—starts tomorrow at 8)

The background thus belongs to Frictional Games (as, much like the other cards, the Title Image for the stream is meant to seemingly sit with the title screen of the game as its backdrop.)

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the-gasoline-station:

Heading Toward The Ancient Armenian City Of Kars - April 2014 (9/??)

by Sam Horine

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voiceofnature:

Quinta da Aveleda, Portugal. From Alicornio and Karl Gercens.

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So I was talking to my mom the other day about things and AHAHAHAAAA turns out I am actually underweight.

I kinda thought I was borderline, but apparently that was just me giving myself a false boost in confidence SO!

SOMEONE. ADVICE FOR GAINING WEIGHT like serious advice, not just ‘EAT MOAR’ because hahahah no shit what do you think I’ve been trying

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Dressing Room -- HMD →

This month’s How’s My Driving has been posted, everyone! Come on in to tell us what you’ve been up to with your muses, or even just to plot with other players.

This month’s event is Silent Hill themed—so get ready for some shivers~~

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My dash is literally half ‘PLUTO!!!!111!! YEA!’ and ‘UGH STOP THIS NOSTALGIA NONSENSE’ and meanwhile I’m just like

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For ‘Collection Day’ we can have lots of things—actual collections of concepts, sets of variations on a single thing (IE hair), or…
Something like this! These are just plans to get a rough idea of what we want a particular thing to look like—in this case, the ‘Guin’ (Penguin people) that live along the beaches in the game. At the bottom you can see ideas for types of clothing, along with decided differences between the sexes.
I’ve also been working on hair a lot today, which is partially why I’m posting a concept sheet—it’s going to be a bit before I get all of the hair done, unfortunately!

For ‘Collection Day’ we can have lots of things—actual collections of concepts, sets of variations on a single thing (IE hair), or…

Something like this! These are just plans to get a rough idea of what we want a particular thing to look like—in this case, the ‘Guin’ (Penguin people) that live along the beaches in the game. At the bottom you can see ideas for types of clothing, along with decided differences between the sexes.

I’ve also been working on hair a lot today, which is partially why I’m posting a concept sheet—it’s going to be a bit before I get all of the hair done, unfortunately!

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Anonymous
I was wondering, for the detective hope au, does anything change about Kaito's battles with the Barians? What Mizael and Durbe?

It does, quite a bit at that!

Sargasso in particular is where this comes into play. Even Vector’s tactics of manipulation are different this time around—for one, he more or less tricks Yuuma into chasing him down for who he is (essentially pretending that he’d been ‘found out’, knowing that Yuuma would want to take him down to ‘keep everyone safe’). For another, since Mizael is of course NOT on his side, so…well obviously that duel won’t happen.

But see, since Gilag and Alit are also no longer in the picture as Barians, this means that most of the Barian duels don’t happen. Instead, it’s largely Vector being…well, Vector, start to finish of that arc. (albeit with a more severe, Conan-worthy twist of the knife.)

When Sargasso happens, the majority of those who come along end up swarmed by living duel monsters—this is where Kaito does his work this time, defending mostly everyone while Shark and Yuuma handle the other issues. Yuuma’s issue is of course Vector.

Shark however, gets to deal with a Durbe who’s been put under Barian’s Force; rather than cards, those two get to go at it with swords however, which is part of why when Durbe wakes up after all this, he ends up the first to regain memory as a Barian.

Mizael’s part in all this now, is very interesting. Yuuma’s duel ends—the entire place is rendered unstable. But Vector has other things in mind, and he’s ready to turn things in his favor again…except suddenly a number of the people he’d be targetting to that end are gone. And then suddenly Durbe is gone. And then Shark. Kaito.

Mizael is portalling back and forth, dragging everyone back, until finally finishing with Yuuma to stand before Vector himself. He doesn’t duel Vector however. No, at this time, Mizael has regained a fair chunk of Barian power, and has since figured out how to combine that energy with human magics.

So he blows the place up with Vector inside. :D

At any rate after all that he tells the others to find their own way back home, and that he’ll be ‘watching Durbe’ (who’s still unconscious at this time), which is what sets the stage for this fic here.

I hope I answered your question? Otherwise, enjoy the info dump I guess.

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locrys:

a dead Lilly pad, flipped over, at an indoor amazon waterlilly pavilion

locrys:

a dead Lilly pad, flipped over, at an indoor amazon waterlilly pavilion

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miss-nerdgasmz:

littlebunnybunbun:

ayujochuu:

ceruleanmakesasplash:

triple-fang:

DO WANT

Link please?

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct2.asp?id=7576&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_5&noSubType=N

I want this

FINALLY, I CAN BECOME A RWBY CHARACTER
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tabletopwhale:

This month I made patterns from Youtube videos of flying animals! I marked specific points on the wing throughout one wingbeat, and drew in curves that fit all 15 points in the wingbeat loop. 

You can check out the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here.

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5 Things Writers Get Wrong About Medical Care

werenotinkansastoto:

I’m back and I’m here to talk about the nuances of sickfic.  Obviously there’s artistic license involved so I’m not gonna talk about disease processes but about those ever so important little background details.

1.  LOVED ONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ROOM DURING TREATMENT.  This mostly just goes for the critically ill but if your character is unconscious, or has undergone some sort of major trauma they will be told to go to the waiting room.  Use that to explore some really intense angst.  Trust me, it’s even more gut wrenching than watching the treatment.

2.  In hospital rooms, the machines don’t constantly beep.  The noisiest thing in the room would probably be a ventilator in the patient is intubated.  The only time the machines are supposed to make noise is when the vitals go above or below the establish limits, or when an IV pump is done infusing a medication.

3.  IV Access.  I’ve read a few fics where one character is a physician and is treating a character at home.  (Sherlock fic, I’m looking at you.)  Sometimes these treatments involve giving medications via IV at regular intervals.  No self-respecting medical professional is going to poke someone anew every few hours.  They will place an IV to do this.  Every time you access a vein you’re risking phlebitis, vein collapse, scarring and all that fun stuff.

Here’s a video demonstration of IV placement if you wanna see more about it.  (Though wtf using lidocaine for a measly 20G?)

4.  Seizures: they are much shorter than most people think.  Generally around 20-30 seconds, some up to a minute.  Any longer than that is somewhat unusual, though every person presents a bit differently.  When you pass the two minute mark is when you worry because during the whole seizure is not receiving oxygen.  Around 3-4 minutes is when brain death can begin if the appropriate care is not given.  Do not put anything in their mouths, and be sure to pad the head and put them on their sides.

 After a seizure, people don’t just magically come awake.  The brain “reboots” from the bottom up and this period of becoming aware is called a postictal state.  The first part of the brain to come back online is the “lizard brain” causing a fight or flight response.  Some people are very violent when still waking up, most just want to get away.  Generally the period is extreme confusion lasting 20 minutes or longer.  (Again varies from person to person.)

Partial Seizure progressing into Tonic Clonic

(The shouting is not from pain it is air being forced from the lungs due to contraction of respiratory muscles.)

5.  Pupillary reaction to drugs.  This is a big thing for me.  If your character is taking drugs know the physical signs!

Video of the details of the impact of drugs on pupil size.  Very short

Miosis:  Or pupil constriction.  Seen in opioid use.

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Mydriasis: pupil dilation.  Seen in cocaine users, and any other stimulants such as meth.  Also known as “blown” pupils.  Blow out pupils are also a sign of severe head trauma.

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In hospital rooms, the machines don’t constantly beep.  The noisiest thing in the room would probably be a ventilator in the patient is intubated.  The only time the machines are supposed to make noise is when the vitals go above or below the establish limits, or when an IV pump is done infusing a medication.

Again, if you think I got anything wrong, or have anything you want to add, please do!

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chirotus:

constant-instigator:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.

It also needs to be printed with the proper names because since when has ‘Eskimo’ ever been the proper name for the Inuit peoples

chirotus:

constant-instigator:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.

It also needs to be printed with the proper names because since when has ‘Eskimo’ ever been the proper name for the Inuit peoples

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usagisquared:

Today’s daily has to have a watermark on it. Sorry guys, that’s just how it is!
I’ve reserved mondays for ‘Props and Environment’. Basically, if I have to design particular pieces of the surroundings, or particular items, those’ll be here. Won’t necessarily be turnarounds either—could be concept sheets, etc…
But I wanted to get this bow nice and ready hehe.

usagisquared:

Today’s daily has to have a watermark on it. Sorry guys, that’s just how it is!

I’ve reserved mondays for ‘Props and Environment’. Basically, if I have to design particular pieces of the surroundings, or particular items, those’ll be here. Won’t necessarily be turnarounds either—could be concept sheets, etc…

But I wanted to get this bow nice and ready hehe.

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