twigg-thewonderkid asked:

I am wondering if you can help me? I've had the most terrible writing block for months, and I have no idea how to snap out of it!! Any ideas would be much appreciated :)

Good question! I’m just getting over a small bout of it, too. Here’s what I found in my case.

For me, it was fear related. I was afraid my OC villain is vastly undeveloped compared to the rest of the cast AND the plot hole so big I could fly a Boeing 747 through it. I knew this on some level, but for the past 7 weeks, I was largely ignoring it. It was only after I had a phenomenal melt down at a friend’s house this past weekend (Don’t worry. I wrote about it) that I was able to connect those dots.

Anyway, some other tips for you to try:

  • Writing Prompt Generators. I’ve heard good things about the ones at Seventh Sanctum.
  • Write by hand. You heard me. Ditch the keyboard and screen and go for the old school pen and paper. It’s a very different writing experience and many find it soothing. Myself included!
  • Role Play. Get a writing buddy and do some character RP. You may find yourself stumbling into a story.
  • No Delete. If you are writing at a computer, make a rule that you won’t use the delete or Backspace key. That means no fixing typos and no going back to cleaning up things. You are writing, not editing! 
  • Soothing music. AB or one of the other mods posted a great background music post awhile back. Find some soothing background music or other white noise and turn that on while you write.
  • Set the bar lower. Just like going back to the gym after a long hiatus, take it easy on yourself for awhile. Just focus on getting your words down without beating yourself about word count. Instead, focus on consecutive writing days. 



Katanga’s forgotten children (Japanese miners committed infanticide in the Democratic Republic of Congo)

During the 1970s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a 10-year period, more than 1,000 Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice mostly embraced by the local society. As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women. However, most of the mixed race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth. Multiple testimonies of local people suggest that the infants were poisoned by a Japanese lead physician and nurse working at the local mining hospital. Subsequently, the circumstances would have brought the miners shame as most of them already had families back in their native Japan. The practice forced many native Katangan mothers to hide their children by not reporting to the hospital to give birth.
Today, fifty Afro-Japanese have formed an association of Katanga Infanticide survivors. The organization has hired legal counsel seeking a formal investigation into the killings. The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail. Issues specific to this group include having no documentation of their births, since not having been born in the local hospital spared their lives. The total number of survivors is unknown source Till this day justice has not been served and the Japanese government refuse to listen to the mothers and survivors practically branding them as liars. 

the-homospectrum asked:

hey sea family, i've been really sad and confused about gender lately. i came out to a bunch of people awhile ago as nonbinary and i've asked ppl to use they/them pronouns but no one uses them at all :( and when people call me a girl i feel really sick and wrong. i just feel really out of place now and i don't know anyone i can talk to about this. do you have any resources?


Offhand I have and

-Lou the Lobster


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anonymous asked:

I just found caravaggista as I was in despair over my art history essay (which is going awfully) and your advices on how to write are quite helpful. Thank you.

Thank you so much! I’m glad I could be of help, and I hope your essay is going better now. :)

Note to readers: If you’re struggling with your art history essays, check out this post, this post, and this post.

anonymous asked:

Where's a good place to read up on kemeticism (like a kemeticism 101)? Can you recommend any good starter books?

Honestly, most of the books on Kemeticism suck, imo. There currently isn’t any really good and solid Kemeticism 101 book. So your best bet is going to be to read blogs and things that are online.

Here is the standard list I hand out to anyone who is just getting started:

dirk-dreamer replied to your post: so far ^^

These are so cute!!! How are you making them?

thanks dear! firstly, i use sims 4 studio, & photoshop to make my cc. i open up sims 4 studio, make sure “standalone recolor” is selected under “object” and then click on it. i then select the simplicit ease chair, and extract the texture. next, i open up the file in photoshop, and use pooklet’s time bomb action a time or two to make the texture white. i add a new layer, fill the layer with a pattern, set the layer to multiply at 80% opacity, then duplicate the pattern layer and set it to “color” at about 40% opacity, flatten the image, save it as a .dds file, then import it to sims 4 studio. ^^

Slang Resources

Since I had an earlier ask about slang, I thought I’d pull together a few resources:

Historical Dictionary of American Slang - allows you to search by year

Slang Terms for Sex (And Related F*ckery) - Bow chicka wah wah

Medieval Slang Terms and Terminology - PDF File (Use these sparingly)

Shakespearean Slang and Sexual Language

Elizabethan Slang and Terminology

Victorian Slang Terms - Again, use sparingly

1700s UK Slang Terminology

Military Slang (Revolutionary War Era)

Slang From Colonial America

Civil War Era Slang

1920s Slang

Great Depression Era Slang

1940s Slang

1950s Slang

1960s Slang

1970s Slang

1980s Slang

1990s Slang


Tokyo Ghoul

  • Read English translated manga [1] [2] [3]
  • Read Chinese Translated manga [1] [2]
  • Raw manga [1] [2]

Tokyo Ghoul: Re

  • Read English Translated manga [x]

Tokyo Ghoul: Jack

  • Tokyo Ghoul Jack Young Jump Website [x]
  • Read English Translated manga [x]

Tokyo Ghoul Light Novels

School of Ghoul translated by Talalanlalan

School of Ghoul Book Version

One Shot

Scanlation Groups


Where to buy DVD/Blu Ray/Manga/Weekly Young Jump for international shipping?

Photoshop Resources

Miscellaneous Resources

I thought I would compile a list of some of my most useful Photoshop tutorials on something you could reblog and archive. I hope this will be helpful for some of you!

download tutorials

photoshop cs5

basic gif tutorials

how to make a gif
how to use psds
sharpen frames
sharpen all frames at once
how to add text

gif graphic tutorials

one (preview)
two (preview)
three (preview)
four (preview)
five (preview)
six (preview)
seven (preview)
eight (preview)
nine (preview)

basic edit tutorials

how to make an edit
how to resize a photo
how to use a template
how to make a basic collage
how to make an icon (#2)
how to use layer masks
how to remove a background (with hair)
how to do typography
how to use gradients/gradient maps

graphic tutorials

one (preview)
two (preview)
three (preview)
four (preview)
five (preview)
six (preview)
seven (preview)
eight (preview)
nine (preview)

editing tutorials

natural pink lips
fanmix/playlist image
extending background
resizing small images
twitter graphic
enhancing colors
3d effect
pastel hair
enhancing eyes
change white background color
preserving skin tone while coloring
lighten dark screencaps/images
blog preview header


coloring one (preview)
coloring two (preview)


header one (preview)
header two (preview)