...help.

Messages about abusive relationships and how you should get out of them because they aren’t healthy. I’ve been there and had my fair share of that, what I say to that is: I know it can be scary at first, but get out, stand up for yourself, and get help. Little messages like these are another reason why Steven Universe is just the best!

Just a pretty face?

This boy is so much more than just the hottest buttercream bae


He’s so supportive of his friends

He’s never complained abour Conor being more popular/talented

He loves his friends to death and admires them


He is SO chill

Seriously how chill can you be

But even with all this chill, he’s still a classy motherfucker


He is so creative and genuine

He ALWAYS tries so hard to be good

He loves #banter


He has come so far since he first uploaded a video

He loves to help his friends and their respectives carreers

He enjoys doing youtube

JACK MAYNARD IS MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT

(and that includes jack bc I sometimes feel like Jack also thinks hes just a pretty face at times)

Honestly it makes it hard for me to enjoy these characters and draw fanart and everything when this fandom refuses to acknowledge the existence of multidimensional characters

Calvin: *blinks*

Me: oH MY FUCKING GOD DID YOU GUYS FUCKING SEE THAT???? HE IS SO FUCKING AMAZING LOOK AT HIM, LOOK AT HIM FUCKING SLAY YASSS BITCH FUCK IT UP FUCKING ROAST THOSE HOES. I FUCKING LOVE YOU CALVIN I WOULD FUCKING DIE FOR YOU, FUCKING STRANGLE ME WITH YOUR FUCKING SEXY ASS HANDS BITCH !!!!!!

Questions for my fellow artists: what you do you when you feel stuck in your art or when you’re not enjoying drawing anymore?

Everything bores me to hell lately, my art in the first place. I’m just tired to draw the same boring things again and again and I have no idea how to change that, how to improve or even get out of my comfort zone.

Any ideas or advices? 

Hey guys, some of you might know that I also have Afghan Hound. She has retailed from the lure coursing and other hobbies such alike couple of years ago… The reason behind that is an incident in past. She jumped down from way too high, and even if she has been alright for years now, something happened couple of days ago.

I want to tell the story to you first, because this is such a heavy subject to me, and I want you guys to understand where I am coming from, and where I exactly need to help me with just if you can. You do not need to feel bad if you cannot help by much! Even reblogs would help us by lot, we would gain awareness and I would hopefully get commissioned more!

We were in dog park with my AH, and everything seemed alright at first, but then something occured really fast and a Siberian Husky attacked my dog. They did not actually fight all that much but my dog was literally screaming really melodramatically, which I first thought was my dog’s thing she usually does to gain more attention from me if something is unpleasurable or frightening. Say it a sighthound thing, but they SURE CAN use their voice even for slightest things (which wasn’t what happened then)!

Okay so, she screamed and the dogs got off from each other because my dog isn’t one to really cause a rucus. I had to calm down the owner of the Siberian Husky ‘cause she literally thought my dog was dying by how she screamed there, and at the same time I was going towards my dog to check if she had any bite marks… and then, she started coughing. All this happened in ~5seconds and it took me about couple of seconds to realize something HAD happened, when I heard the first cough come from my dog’s mouth.

She coughed only couple of times, before I was running towards her and I opened her mouth to get her tongue out so it wouldn’t be in a way just to see if she had something in her throat, only to find out that her tongue was so blue, it seemed like she had been dead for awhile, freezed dead in Antarctica… And suddenly I was shouting orders to the people near me to google up some things (I am literally like army soldier when something happens) and at the same time I kept her throat open as she only coughed couple of times, and then in about half a minute the tongue was in alright colour again. I came to realise from the first check up that she bleed from her gums which was the reason why I literally kept ordering around to check some things from net I couldn’t remember just right, as I did the basic health check for her before I would call the Vetenarian.

She hadn’t hit them to anywhere, She couldn’t have swallowed anything else then her tongue maybe in the impact… Maybe she could have gotten kicked heavily by the other dog and got her lungs out of breath or something, but it almost seemed like her heart had stopped for a second… Her gums were otherwise alright and the colour to her tongue came back soon enough. Anyway, (otherwise) she recovered from the impact quite alright but now she’s limping, her neck and back are super stiff. She has been stiff with her movements for awhile (which we have took a good care of, she’s been running and playing etc.) before the incident, but we haven’t been able to go check her up after this little fight in dog park ‘cause I’m literally broke.

We have been doing activities and stretches with her before all of this (because of her past injury). It has actually helped a lot and she’s been well, but now it seems like she really “got broken”. She doesn’t even carry her head up anymore, which is a lot for afghan hound. She does not want to run, or walk for too long… Her legs wobble a little. At first she really needs heavy painkillers… And then the next thing would be X rays of the back, front, neck and basically everything. I think the most problems are in her back, she might now have spondylose through her past incident, and now because of the impact, it could have gotten for worse. But I do not know for the fact, and I really need to see the Vet.

I was talking with my girlfriend of what to do because I don’t have time to wait. I won’t get money anytime soon, and I don’t want my dog to suffer. It would be much worse for her not to move at all then keep at light exercise.. To do just that, we would need painkillers so she wasn’t in pain. I talked to the Vet on phone after the incident (which cost me 13 euros by minute…) and they said it would cost me about 70-80euros to see the doctor (55euros basic check in) and then the medication itself. That would be the first thing I need to do and if anyone could help us, or even reblog this forward, it would be much appreciated…

It saddens me, that just month ago everything seemed alright and I actually even got all my money from the bank so I could go with Surma to better trainer, just to get our problems solved with her nervous behaviour towards people… and of course to still attend our agility classes that I started early this summer, and now this happened… If I hadn’t bought the membership and wouldn’t have paid for the agility classes, I’d still have money left for the veterinarian. Well, I can not dwell on the past so I wanted to write this out here, maybe I’d get commissioned. There’s some info below.

The next step after medication (painkillers+health check 70-80euros), like I said before, would be x rays and that costs me 350 euros, but for first, I just really want painkillers for her. After that I hope I’ll come up with a plan to pay for the x rays if I don’t get commissioned/helped here enough to pay for it.

If you can, anything will help. Even 1€ would help. I am thinking of opening up commissions because I feel like if anyone wants semi-realistic pictures of their dogs, I could draw them for decent price that would help me to get the right medication for my dog.

If you want to check out my art, please go to surmagore.deviantart.com -You can send me mail through tumblr @surmagore, or my DA account.

MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS karinen.heidi (a) gmail.com (change (a) to )

Paypal account UP there, where all the donations would go to! 

THANK YOU ALL FOR READING AND SHARING THIS!!

Seeking: Japanese Language Translator

(Preferably a Japanese speaker of Japanese.)

To translate 6 lines of dialogue from English to Japanese, on very short notice. In fact, if you can do so immediately, you will have Team 8′s undying gratitude.

If you’d like to help out, please message this account, or contact BluebirdOfGrumpiness on Skype. Thanks!

Ok so I’ve finally gotten around to doing this highly requested post based off this post and I’m sorry to all those who had been waiting for ages for it to come out but here it is!!!

How to Annotate a Novel Efficiently

Look I’m actually doing the play Medea at the moment so this can be used for other texts apart from novels too!

Like I’ve said before, I know lots of people don’t want to taint their texts with writing and highlighting, but to me, it is so so satisfying when I finish with a fully annotated book with tabs flying out of every page and all that, plus it acts as a sweet resource once it’s done.

((Hopefully by the time you’ve gotten around to this level of annotating, you’ve read through your text already and maybe even put down some initial thoughts in the margins.))

To put it simply, I have three levels of coordination when it comes to annotating a novel: words, tabs and sticky notes.

1. Sticky notes

  • Use for big chunks of text you can’t fit in the margins of your book, such as summaries of characters, themes, etc
  • They can also get those big chunks of info to stand out from the rest of the novel
  •  If you’re reading a larger text with chapters, it’s quite handy to use big sticky notes to summarise each section. 


2. Tabs (and highlighting)

  • Yep so these are the tabs I have sticking out of my book and they’re used for quick references, where I can easily search up a type of quote quickly in the novel without having to flip through every page.
  • The colours of the tabs I use are the same colours as my highlighters, so it is easy to see where the quote is and which tab it corresponds to.
  • ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHT the specific quote rather than leaving a tab there by itself, for future reference when you need a specific quote, but if you’ve got a massive chunk that is just too important to pick out a small quote, use a square bracket on the inside margin. Smaller quotes are better.
  • Have a tab for broad topics such as characters, themes, literary devices, plot developments, context, etc. If you have more colours, you can always make your categories more specific (for me, the character of Medea is separate to the rest of the characters)
  • I write the main idea on the tab itself, a.k.a. the reason why I highlighted or tabbed that quote there.
  • Which quotes to highlight depends on

a)     What we go through in class

b)     What is written as an important quote in the text guide we are given/the internet suggests

c)     What I think is important. If you’re not sure, ask yourself WHY is that quote important and if you can answer that, highlight it!!!

 

3. Words

  • The further explanation of quotes is written on the actual pages, and often right under a tab to elaborate.
  • I recommend using a thin pen as in 0.38 to really fit in as much as possible.
  • This step as well as tabbing is so so important, because you can highlight as much as you want, but it really won’t mean anything until you’ve written down its significance, and even if you have an amazing memory, this is vital ok. Even a few words along the margin explaining the quote can mean the difference between good writing and great writing in your upcoming essay.
  • What do I actually write? If it’s a literary device, I’ll name it (e.g. Metaphor) and explain its symbolism, or the author’s intention for putting that in. If it’s a theme related quote, I’ll explain the message that the author is trying to convey through that quote. If it’s a character related quote, I’ll explain how that quote adds to their character, maybe finding contrasts, etc.
  • Supplies that I used were:

- Mildliners (pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua; gotta get that colour coding)

- Pilot Frixion Point

- Uni-ball Signo TSI (erasable like the frixion pen so that if I’m not too sure about what I’ve written as an annotation, I can check with the teacher and erase if need be)

- A set of 1000 tabs in total, divided among pink, orange, yellow, green and blue

- Pastel square sticky notes

As an optional step, I highly recommend making use of the back cover or spare pages in the book. I use them for writing definitions of recurring words, good vocabulary to use in the future when writing the essay and also character maps, explaining the relationship between each character.

I hope you all find this helpful!

((disclaimer: this is just how I do it so don’t shank me pls))

Kate xx

“SECRETS LOST AND STATUES FOUND BEYOND THE RUSTY GATES “

I know we only need the first/last clue of the cipher hunt to find the statue, but I wonder whether this code from the final GF episode meant anything as well…  

i. knew. it.

one day, my innocent soul decided to stream exordium day 4 live.
i heard screams during baekhyun’s solo dance in monster.
i screamed too. because i knew it.
abs. f to the u to the c to the k to the i to the n to the g ABS. 
i is dying. call 911.

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