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The hair on Rosie’s neck stood up. The soles of thick shoes echoed off the floor behind her - one - two - three.


Rosie’s fists closed.

“How is it that the Saints come into the hands - of someone like you?”

Rosie stiffened her lip.

“That’s my business.”

"And now it’s mine."

Rosie tipped her head just far enough for the corner of her eye to catch him.

“You spent three terms in the system. Twice for theft. Once you escaped.” Oleg advanced on her like a heavy shadow in the dark. “And I presume the third time they put you away on principle. Because by then you’d come to power… and your reach in the underworld was very - very - long.”

Rosie’s back went iron-straight.

"So much for ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’"

“Make no mistake, I owe the Saints a debt.” Oleg came around the side of the couch. “But when I repay it in kind, it will be to them.” His tone darkened. “Not you.”

Rosie’s lip curled. “On what orders?”

“I don’t bow to thieves.”

And Rosie paused.

“Well.” She turned on her heel and crossed the room, hands on her hips. “Maybe I don’t take shitty ultimatums from KGB.”

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Johnny and the Boss (Not your Boss specificity but the Boss in general).

• When or if I started shipping it: depends on the boss, of course, but I’ve enjoyed several friends’ bosses that got shipped with johnny.
• My thoughts: it’s not hard for me to see why people ship it. johnny’s cute. it’s also a logical choice, given that johnny is the boss’s most consistent friend.
• What makes me happy about them: well, you can’t argue that with many bosses, they’re well-matched. nobody loves a murder buddy like another murder buddy. but really, I like the boss and johnny for the same reason that I like oleg and rosie: loyalty.
• What makes me sad about them: in any ship where a dead spouse or partner is involved, it’s difficult for me to tell between “new love” and “replacement goldfish.” worst of all is when the bereaved swears that it’s different, but their subconscious has done the goldfish thing and they’re not even aware of it. UGH.
• Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: we all know what my favorite boss ship is, but johnny? man, I don’t know. I always just shipped johnny with his weapons.
• My happily ever after for them: i think that’d depend very much on how johnny’s willing to grow old. I don’t see it happening quietly, though, no matter what he decides on.
• What is their favorite non-sexual activity? i was going to say “blowing shit up,” but i’m not sure we’ve established that for johnny that’s non-sexual, LMAO…

Rosie/Oleg! (I first typed 'Osie/Roleg', which tells you how hard I ship them)

i will try to not descend into fgsdfhfg, all right. i will try

• When or if I started shipping it: i heard the russian femboss’s little “what are you called, comrade” banter with oleg in The Belgian Problem, and I was like, “har har, what if these two got together.” OOPS.
• My thoughts: i hope, when I get to posting significant writing about these two, that I can communicate the full complexity of their relationship. oleg and rosie have a lot of social, historical, and environmental factors with their opinions of each other. it takes time before they can start breaking down the walls they’ve built.
• What makes me happy about them: they’re equals, but oleg’s not too proud to concede to her as his superior. they learn from each other. their whole dynamic is founded upon rickety begrudging trust that turns into ironclad loyalty. and, let’s face it, they cut a dramatic image standing next to each other.
• What makes me sad about them: rosie takes forever to trust oleg back. he spends a long while being unsure if rosie feels for him at all, and having to be the instigator every time. it’s a rough period for him.
• Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: i’ve never really entertained it for oleg, but hunnybadgerv writes him with pierce, and that’s cute. and I wonder sometimes whether, if oleg had never been around, rosie would have reconnected and started something with ben king. she likes her men powerful, and king has a fond impression of her from that mission in SR1.
• My happily ever after for them: two chairs on the roof of the penthouse, and comfort in each other’s silence.
• What is their favorite non-sexual activity? giving each other hell, what else.

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The Swing. Paris. 1934.

Photographer: Fred Stein

so some big stuff happened today

i was born with hypodontia, or tooth agenesis. when you’re little and your baby teeth fall out, your big-kid ones grow in to replace them. and, well, my side incisors didn’t really get the message. on one side of my two front teeth, the permanent tooth never formed - and on the other side, I got a weird little fang instead.

having a missing incisor is more common than ever in my generation, which is actually kind of cool, because scientists think we’re evolving. because humans have cooked our food for so long now, they think we’re losing the special teeth our ancestors used for raw meat.

but as cool as it is to think you’re evolved, let’s face it: it doesn’t look great. ever since I was in middle school I’d been wearing a prosthetic, to cover up that I had a gaping hole in the front of my mouth. on top of that, I had to take asthma steroids when I was young, and they stained the teeth I did have yellow. you can imagine I, like, never wanted to smile in pictures again.

but this year was different. I had endosteal implant surgery last december, and this summer we were finally able to afford whitening and crowns. this month we paid them off and today I got the crowns put on, meaning no more little fang - and no more gaping hole. after 12 years, my teeth are finally done being fixed.

and I figured the least I should do was make a cheesy blog post about it.

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27/09/14 @ 10:46pm
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have you considered designing rosie in sims 4? or getting someone else to do it? bc in sims 4 you can actually make girls buff like rosie and whenever i see her i get reminded (and i'd make u a buff rosie but i dont have time these days)

i’ve never been a sims player, but if anybody has it, they 100% have my blessing to make rosie

i know volition endorsed a set of SR homie sims, oleg included. i can see it now. rosie sets the house on fire. oleg marries death. matt miller is the painting gremlin in the basement

it’s still summer somewhere

it’s still summer somewhere

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ok I know I didn't dream it but I have to ask because I really want to see it again. Did you reblog a vine where a girl with awesome white hair said something like "remember the time I said I like you?" then at the end of it she did a some sort of laugh and you tagged it as something like she's so much like Rosie please I really want to see it again huhuhu
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26/09/14 @ 10:25pm
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hello yes police i would like to report tumblr user nihilnovisubole i h ave evidnece of heinous thievery committed *pulls out tape recorder and plays into phone* "hi i'm AK nihilnovisubs ole and i ST OLE FROM MY MOM'S PURSE AND HOARD 10,000 PO T TATOES "


Hey AK, can you give me some tips on aging characters? Like how to draw a 15 year old vs a 25 year old vs a 40 year old?

hmm all right this won’t be very comprehensive but I can try! also it’s more about changes within adulthood than big age jumps

I remember a lot of art books talking about head proportions, and the size of the head itself in relation to the body. [YMMV on that, though, because my mother and I hit our adult height when we were in middle school.] A baby’s forehead will take up a huge amount of its face, but by the time it grows up, everything else has caught up to it. I mean, I still have a huge forehead, but anyway.

Obviously everyone is going to age different, but here are some things I’ve observed can happen to people as they get older: The nose gets larger. The ears get longer. The mouth gets wider and thinner. You lose cheek fat, so the cheekbones look more prominent, and you may look more “hollow” under them. And any number of things can happen to your eyes, from heavier eyelids to bags to crow’s feet. In general, the whole body starts to give way to gravity.

There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, it’s just what is. Some people even benefit from it. Carmen Dell’Orefice was cute at 20, but now she’s a goddess.

So I’ve got a character here who’s middle-aged. Let’s see if I can make her look younger, keeping the same getup:


Apart from taking the gray out of her hair, I’ve made her mouth fuller, her eyelids lighter, pulled up her eyebrows and cheek, and tightened the skin on her throat and ear. If I were going in reverse and aging her up, I’d switch it. I’d think down and in, instead of up and out.

And then there are the people that “soft age,” which are annoying when you don’t wanna do a lot of complex coloring. They don’t so much wrinkle as their skin just gets loose, and it’s easier to do that with shading than hard lineart. Oleg’s character model is downright pruney, but I give him a smoother face, so it’s hard to get his real age across sometimes.


Here I’ve given him his trademark large nose, under-eye bags, frown lines, visible cheekbones, and a bit of a jowl. They’re there, I swear.

Finally, I might think about the environment my character’s in. A teen with a hard life may have a more mature, serious face. A cyborg might look way younger. Sailors back in the day used to get leathery skin from the sun, and deep eye wrinkles from squinting in the wind.

Hope this helps!

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25/09/14 @ 03:11pm
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rip ak


Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828), Maples and Cherry Trees, after 1817.

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20/09/14 @ 09:33pm
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rosie and her barber?

"I can’t believe how you let me down like this." Vasily feigned suffering as he shaved the back of Rosie’s neck. "A man with no hair."

"Last night at dinner you asked him why he didn’t marry me."

"I’d had too much to drink, my dear," he groaned. "Come on! Priorities.”

Rosie paused… then smirked.

"Shut up. You like him."

"I do." Vasily chuckled to himself and turned off the razor. "I do."

oleg/rosie + dild

As Rosie turned the page of her magazine she heard a deep, ragged sigh from behind the bathroom door.



The door opened and Oleg’s hand stuck out, holding a silicone horror the size of a soda bottle.

Should I ask?

Rosie rolled her eyes and yelled back, “I don’t know, Oleg, should you?!”

The door swung closed. “I thought not.”