15 hour

Who knew that you’d be up in here looking like you do
You’re making staying over here impossible
Baby I must say your aura is incredible
If you don’t have to go, don’t

I entirely blame Lambiel’s performance for introducing me to this beautiful cover of Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music”

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How To Motivate Yourself To Write

This was meant to provide motivation, but honestly, this is more of a list of ways to make sure you get it done, rather than make yourself “motivated”. Either way, this should benefit you somehow.


  • In the words of Chuck Wendig, “do not fucking multitask”. Carve out a specific time to write and use it to write. Don’t try to simultaneously write and tweet and check your email. Whether it be 15 minutes or 2 hours, write, and only write.
  • Take breaks occasionally. You can’t just sit there and fog up your creative lens. Go outside and go for a walk. Go to coffee with your friends for an hour. Do something to relax your brain for a while. It’s the same with studying. Don’t drive yourself up the wall because you feel you’re “on a roll”. Your ideas and plans will still be there when you get back. If you begin to get frustrated or your foot starts to fall asleep, take a break.
  • Use a rewards system. Say, for every 100 words, you get a piece of chocolate. After eating a regular sized Hershey’s bar, you’ve got 1200 words. Go you! (I personally fine this incredibly useful.)
  • Have people you trust hold you accountable. Have your best friend (or partner, if you’ve got one) check in when they know you should be writing to make sure you did.
  • Read books like a writer. Read a shitty book and pick it apart to find what you don’t like about it. Read a good book to find what you do like. Use these reflections and apply them to your own work. Nothing helps quite like learning from other people’s mistakes and success.
  • Don’t get stuck in the planning stages. You may get really excited while planning a story, that huge plot twist, a minor character’s backstory, etc, but keep in mind that at some point you’re going to have to sit down and hash it out. A lot of promising writers never get past the planning stages, so in the words of my very wise boyfriend: “Just write”.
  • Write in places that make your creative juices flow. Get cozy in bed with your laptop open to a word document, light a few candles, make some tea, get that incense going, and write. Music really helps to get in the mood as well, and if you would like to take a look at my writing playlist, here it is, free for public consumption.
  • Keep your mind open to new ideas and changes to your story. Your idea will develop and evolve over time, and the beauty of writing is that you can change anything you want and there are no consequences. If you decide to completely scrap a character, remove a subplot, add one in, or change the plot but keep the same characters, you’re totally free to do so. Nothing about writing is set in stone, so stay open minded to new concepts and changes and, most importantly, criticism. (I won’t elaborate on this because I might end up making a whole other post about this topic in the future.)

As always, this is just a compilation of the tips and tricks I’ve found the most useful in my own experience. They may not help, they may help a lot, it really could go either way or somewhere in between, but all the same, I hope this proves useful to you.

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signs as psat 2017 references

aries: your friend hannah’s rude second cousin once removed who owns a bookstore

taurus: the host of the risky stock competition in which you start out with $25,000

gemini: a king who was found under a parking lot, identity traced using his sister’s mitochondrial dna

cancer: a photographer who is ranged to constantly on the streets of new york, being pure and releasing burdens for 10,000 people

leo: the head of a tomato scientific study with a hobby of gently caressing tomato flowers with an electric toothbrush

virgo: the owner of a high-rise living building in portland, ohio, where there is a temperate climate that allows you to profit in 8-10 years

libra: one of the professional movers that can be rented out at a fixed rate of $15 per hour

scorpio: a judge that will determine if artists will be able to become part of your serene and creative colony

sagittarius: one of the people in the ‘messy room’ for a psychological experiment with top originality for their ping pong ball use ideas

capricorn: the shrimp of a husband that you just divorced, now with your friend hannah helping you cope from the change

aquarius: the marine ecologist that observed that the three step mutual symbiotic relationship between seagrass and clams is fascinating

pisces: one of the consumers that has complained that tomatoes have gotten blander despite an abundance of sugar within them—but lacking volatile compounds

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Hello new seasonal icon that is still featuring the Promptis!incubus au that @destatree and I are still continuing because we didn’t end it! How’s is going floofy winter Prompto and knitted scarf Noctis LOL

New icons for us for the season! 

Lots of hours poured into these for us again, so please do not use, repost or edit!
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Aaand it’s done!! Thank you to everyone followed the update on twitter. you made the experience x100 better!! I came up with the story hour by hour, so I’m glad I could make a sense of this mess of strips :D It was a nice experience, but really tiring, time to sleep for me :D