alright so I spent like....four hours drawing the reverse au Wren uniforms for Damian, Tim, and Jason last night/this morning. And i'm not gonna let them just sit in my drafts so y'all are gonna see them and i'm gonna ramble about them
don't bother clicking on them for better quality, these were really really tiny sketches so they're grainy as hell zoomed in. also just assume all of them have padded knuckles, I couldn't be damned to put effort into their hands lmao
first up we've got Damian. I took inspo from his iconic Robin look and his new outfit from his upcoming solo (im so fucking stoked).
It's a little artsy, but not very bold. He's going for a more stealthy look like the goth bastard he is. The inside of the cape is a slightly lighter red to break up the monotony and make the uniform as a whole easier to look at. The back of his cape has a built in sword hilt, and the boots are toe boots
Tim's next! Ah, look how happy and healthy he looks. Rest in peace bro
This one takes inspo from some of his Robin looks and Damian's Wren uniform. Though, Tim did actively design it to be distanced from Damian's, so that it didn't seem like he was copying Damian or replacing him. Tim's is more simple with a brighter red and it focuses on the symbol. His boots are steel toed for more kick, and a...forearm computer? Y'all know what i'm talking about hopefully. Anyway that thing is strapped to his right arm over his glove. Also Tim culture is saying 'fuck sleeves'
and finally we have Jason. For some reason his skin saturation got a lil fucked up. Ya can't have shit on Tumblr
Jason snatched inspo from both Damian and Tim, while still stylizing it to suit his personality. He went for a bolder contrast with an even brighter, almost peppy red, going so far as to make his entire cape the same cherry color. The cape is back to the classic 'tastefully tattered' look, though on this Jason isn't copying Damian, he's copying his dad
Fun fact - there are three trackers and two panic buttons on/in Jason's uniform, just to be extra careful. Which is endearing until you think about why
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There's such an obsession, at least in the US, with memorizing things almost just for the sake of memorizing things and it's honestly such a waste of everyone's time, especially the person being forced to memorize needless junk
The thing is, the stuff you need to know you'll start remembering more because you use it, and the rest it's fine to look up
Examples, I used to be terrible at spelling in part because I'm dyslexic. For some reason in the US people really care about how well people are about to spell, not as in "hey... don't know what this word is supposed to be, it would help if you could spell better", just like this... almost offence at the concept of someone being bad at spelling. At least, that's how it felt to me growing up terrible at spelling
Want to know what fixed it? Talking online with people, even more so once I had a spellchecker and stuff. Having to write words more often got me used to the spelling of those words because I was using them a lot, and the spellchecker let me see how to spell the stuff I was getting wrong
Same for me and typing. Used to do a pretty fast chicken peck, but when I started talking with people a lot through text I just kind of found one day that I could type pretty fast without looking. Didn't train it or anything, don't know if I do it the proper way, though I know it's pretty close
When I was taking chemistry, I knew the atomic weights of the elements that came up a lot, looked up the rest. Pharmacy, you get a good grasp on the meds that come up a lot
I'm not saying studying or trying to memorize things is bad, I just think we focus on the wrong stuff a lot of the time. It's better for someone to know how to look up how to get the right answer than to just have one specific answer memorized. If someone can quickly identify which formula they need for a math problem and know how to apply it, there's no problem with just looking up a formula they rarely use whenever they need a refresher
Method is just so much more important than minutiae, and no matter what it is the stuff that you use all the time you don't forget
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Hello, I hope you're having a good day! I was wondering if it might be possible to ask for a one shot of Ezarel receiving news about Erika/Guardienne's awakening (whether by HQ letter, or maybe smth overheard idk)? ; o ; I miss that blue boy so much aaaaaa
A/N: Nevra and Ezarel are penpals. I don’t care what canon says, I will stand by this.
If you want to read Ezarel’s return to Eel and his reunion with guardy, click here!
Ezarel finding out that the Guardian is awake
Ezarel always looked forward to Nevra’s letters.
Not like he’d ever let that smug bastard know, his ego was already too inflated for his own good, but it was still nice to hear from his old friend.
Nevra’s letters were lengthy— usually several pages long and detailed the shenanigans that the ones that stayed behind were going through. Life in the HQ was quieter than it was before, but still busy, so he could forgive his friend for not writing too often.
That’s why when Twylda came running to him on one afternoon, with a letter in hand from the HQ he got worried.
“You received one less than a month ago, didn’t you?”
He looked at the papers in his desk. The reply he was still writing.
Ezarel held the new letter with a worried glance.
“Do you think... That something happened to him?”
“There’s only one way to find out.” She says “I’ll give you privacy but... Please call me if you need something.”
He nodded. They didn’t really get along well at first, but with time he started really appreciating Twylda’s company. She was sweet and motherly, and seemed to know just what to say to make him feel better.
With a sigh he grabbed his letter opener and reached for the contents inside. It was only one page long and written hastily, which was unusual for the vampire.
His eyes skimmed through the text, and his heart almost stopped beating in this chest when he processed the words written in front of him.
They were alive.
The guardian was alive.
They woke up in front of the Crystal almost two weeks ago now.
They are awake and okay and they asked about him.
Ezarel’s first thought was “this must be a joke”. But this was clearly Nevra’s handwriting, even if it was messy and lacked its usual flair, and the letter was closed off with his seal. Nevra has a weird sense of humour but he wouldn’t joke about something like this, and everything pointed to the fact that he found out about it and immediately ran to write to him about it, as he promised he would.
Ezarel’s hands were shaking. He was embarrassed to admit that he wanted to cry, and was glad to be alone for now.
He didn’t know what to do.
Should he write back and ask for more information? Should he just march over there and see it with his own eyes?
His eyes scanned over the letter one last time, and he watched the contents of the letter he was still writing on his desk.
No. He had to be there.
With a surge of decisiveness, the elf got up to look for his bags.
He just hoped the guardian would still be okay by the time he got there.
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Loki: Adoption is just so difficult, I don't know how Odin did it,
Thor: We've been here for hours, please, just pick a pumpkin already,
Loki: but I wouldn't want it to feel like I was obligated to take it home and it inherently owes me for it's life
Thor: Loki, Brother, please just pick one,
Loki: I sure hope none of these want to remain that orangey colour, because I'll be painting over them in 'proper' skin tones later
Thor: LOki, pLEASE,
Loki: I'm having a hard time deciding which would react badly or well when they find out they're a pumpkin when they're older
Thor: LOKI, PLEASE, not in puBLIC,
Loki: because obvioUSLY I WON'T BE TELLING THE PUMPKIN THEY'RE ANY DIFFERENT TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY TILL THEY FIND OUT ON THEIR OWN-- [thor tackles loki in the middle of the supermarket to get him to stop yelling]
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