30 days of moves

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invel - move

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It rose slowly, moving the barest centimeter up, and then up again, trembling but progressive.

How cliche.

Absurdly, of all the thoughts that could and should be running through his head as he lay prone on the ground, defeated by a mixture of his own foolish arrogance and the heavy fist of the enemy, it was that his hand rising to grasp the air with fingers crooked futilely was so cliche.

When had he become so cliche?

Was it the overly extravagant set up, doomed to failure, despite his every advantage being nestled right in his palm. The master plan of the dedicated zealot to teach the infidel a lesson in pain and torment, foiled by its own complexity and unwieldiness rather than the hero themselves? Or was it long before that, the first time he knelt at Lord Zeref’s feet, swearing over his fealty without reserve or caution.

What was he thinking?

The fog was clearing now as the situation settled in around him, a miasma of defeat and despair. It conveniently whisked away the rosy tint, leaving only gray… and Gray. The other man hadn’t spared him another glance as he limped away, proud and straight-backed, infused with victory in a way that transcended injury.

Who was there to blame other than himself?

Was he not good enough? Were all of his skills, training and prestige an empty gift from Lord Zeref? So pitiful and parsley a mere boy from a no-account guild and country crushed him so easily, without regard for odds or rational.

Why was he still here? 

He didn’t know. Beyond the practical and physical element of being unable to move of course. What he meant was, why was he still here on this plane of existence? What foolish mercy did the other man think he was bestowing, withholding the finishing blow. The other Ice Mage had done Invel no kindness or mercy, leaving him this way, only a cruel certainty he would die in disgrace and pain for his failure.

Where did he go now?

To Lord Zeref? The cliche and blinded henchmen to the end. Earning his ignominious end as naturally as breathing, the world order of things. To Alvarez? His adopted home, so hot and arid, for a moment of familiarity and perhaps a chance for pardon or at the very least a clean execution. To his homeland, up North? Disappearing like a true coward, fleeing the consequences, but living another day.

Giving in, energy drained and will ground to dust, his hand fell with a soft and insignificant thump next to his bloody and raw cheek, pressed hard to the ground, glasses shattered and hair torn from its holder.

Here’s the thing about yoga

Originally posted by kundalini427

I’ve been doing yoga for a little under a month now, and my general fitness and flexibility has improved so much already

At the start I could barely hold downward dog for twenty seconds, now I’m practically begging to get into it as release after a thirty second plank

I’m still (BMI speaking) obese, yet yoga at home is helping me improve my fitness and tone my body in ways that going to the gym just can’t

I honestly recommend yoga to anyone

You don’t have to be into the spiritual side of it, the health benefits are so great regardless

I’d recommend this twenty minute beginners video if you’ve never tried it before. Keep coming back to that video until it’s easy - you don’t need blocks or resistance bands, you don’t even necessarily need a mat, just 20 minutes and enough space to comfortably move (a front room or bedroom is perfect)

Once that video is easy, you can comfortably hold all the poses without needing breaks, you can move onto the 30 day yoga challenge - linked to Day One

Granted, I’m still a newbie when it comes to yoga, and fitness in general, but this is a fun, relatively easy, and most of all free way to get in shape and feel healthy

I love it, and I hope y’all do to

Writing Series #3: Scheduling

I think the most common advice writers hear from one another is: write every day. The last time I heard this bit of advice, the writer in question went on to say that she began by writing every day for 30 minutes, and moved steadily up to writing for 6 hours a day. Now, for many of us, 6 hours just isn’t feasible–not with paycheck jobs, school, families, etc. But I liked the idea behind what she said, that you have to start small and build tolerance, that just like working out at the gym, you have to work the writing muscle, build the writing muscle, grow it, and become stronger as you go. 

But that’s easier said than done. 

When it comes to my own writing, I don’t worry about timing, and I don’t write every day (as much as I would like to) but I do I worry about results, about content, and I strive to set and complete clear goals. (This is not always good content, not always perfect results, but we’ll get back to that later.) Everything in my life is scheduled–from the calendar filled with dates and appointments–to the day to day to-do list. And you can bet that writing is on that to-do list. 

For me, the schedule is broken down a bit like this:

  • For the month: Write 2 Chapters

And a hypothetical week might look like this:

  • Monday: 1,000 words
  • Tuesday: 1,000 words
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday: 1,000 words
  • Friday: 1,000 words
  • Saturday: 500 words
  • Sunday: 500 Words

I don’t write well on Wednesday (too many real life distractions) and over the weekend, I don’t have as much time to sit down and write (too many family obligations), so I lower the expectation. But the goal is always the same: 5,000 words a week, and 5,000 words equal one chapter. 

This is not an exact science. Some of my chapters end up closer to 3,000, some closer to 6,000, and of course it’s never on the dot. The story will go where it wants to go, and one chapter in the hundreds I’ve ever written has ever finished at an exact 5,000 (and I took a screencap; I was overjoyed). 

The point is not to be exact but to have a goal, and I have found that 5,000 words makes for a well rounded, well develop chapter (around 20 pages, just enough to really dive into a scene or moment, extract some character development or plot movement, then exit, leaving the reader wanting more). 

5,000 is my comfy spot, but it won’t be for everyone. Some stories are made to have short chapters: quick and sweet, a handful of pages only (see any James Patterson book). Some chapters are long and packed full. That’s not what matters. What matters is consistency. While there are always exceptions, it’s a good rule of thumb to try and keep your chapters all at the same length if possible. This gives the story a sense that it was well-planned, and it gives a natural pace for the readers. 

Averaging two chapters a month with 16 chapters in a book, this schedule brings the grand total of first draft writing time to about 8 months. When you add in real life distractions, complete plot derailment, unforeseen chapters, that character you added in at chapter 12 and had to go back and add to all the previous chapters, it usually takes closer to a year. And then comes the fun part: editing. But more on that next week. 

To all the writers out there: how do you work writing into your day in a way that keeps it manageable and keeps you from losing your mind? Do you plan it out, force yourself into a schedule, or do you write whenever the mood strikes? 

Feel free to add to this post or submit your own advice to share with your fellow writers at ancwritingresources.tumblr.com

Praying is sharing your heart with God and telling Him everything. It’s not that He doesn’t already know these things. He does. It’s that He wants to hear about them from you. That’s because He wants you to depend on Him. He has sovereignly set it up that you pray and then He moves in response to your prayers.
—  30 Days to Becoming a Woman of Prayer by Stormie Omartian

30 days of writing; httyd

beginning. accusation. restless. snowflake. haze. flame. formal. companion. move. silver. prepared. knowledge. denial. wind. order. thanks. look. summer. transformation. tremble. sunset. mad. thousand. outside. winter. diamond. letters. promise. simple. future.

She shouldn’t find it so amusing, but really, watching an amputee climb up the side of her house into her window was funny. 

“Stop laughing,” Hiccup said harshly, gripping unto a vine as he scrambled for footing, “This isn’t funny. I’m trying to be romantic.”

Astrid snorted. “No, you’re being stupid. My parents are perfectly fine with you coming through the front door.”

“But there’s no bravado!”

“You’re being stupid.”

Bravado!” He yelped when his foot slip. “Oh my gods, I’m gonna die.”

“If you fall from there, sweetheart, it’s only a seven-foot drop.” Astrid rolled her eyes. “You’ve gone through losing a leg. Relax.”

“Yeah, sure, it’s not like I need my other leg anyway.”

Astrid chuckled and her eyes were drawn to the shed at the side of the house, where her dad kept all his tools. “Psst, Hiccup.” She pointed to the shed roof. “Go over there?”

Hiccup glanced briefly. “Your shed?”

“Yeah, meet you there.” She shimmied out her open window and scaled the side of her house like a pro, gently landing on the roof of the shed. Ten minutes later, Hiccup managed to haul himself up.

“Oh my gods,” Hiccup wheezed, patting his pockets for his inhaler. Astrid helped him out, and fished the thing out of his back pocket. After a few pumps, his breathing started to normalize. “Oh my gods.”

“Don’t do that again,” Astrid said flatly, handing him back the inhaler. 

“What – yeah – no,” Hiccup managed, out of breath.

Astrid stared at him, at his dark hair and heaving chest, his favorite jacket and his green eyes. The near-crushed flowers in his left hand, She leaned over and kissed his cheek. “But the effort was appreciated. Thanks.” After a pause – filled by his heavy breathing – she said, “So. Do you wanna… make out? Or something?”

Hiccup took several more deep breaths before weakly raising his hand. “I’ll kiss you when I stop feeling like I’m going to die.”

“Okay. Just let me know.”

CD Experiment

hello internet. I’m attempting a cross dressing experiment for the next 30 days. Every day I will have particular tasks to perform in which I will post on my tumblr. After the 30 days I will assess how I feel and decide to move forward with the blog or leave it in the past. I will begin the experiment on 2/6. I will be trying to gather followers in the meantime. 

Follow me and watch the CD Experiment!

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KnB 30-Day Challenge  | 08. favorite special move ? 

Emperor Eye - “It’s not because he’s fast. It’s just that he sees it. Aka-chin’s eyes can detect even the slightest movements. Breathing, heartbeat, sweat, muscle contractions… everything. Those eyes can read any movement beforehand. All techniques are useless. And no defense is permitted to stand before him. Akashi Seijūrō can see the future of his opponent’s moves.”

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Tomb Raider: 30 Day Challenge

DAY 10: Do you like any of the novels? If so, which one?

So I have actually read the three novels, having gotten them in 7th grade for Christmas. As far as Tomb Raider stories go… they were okay… the games all had better stories (which is kinda sad, books don’t normally get upstaged by games (though I do think videogames are a wonderful platform for story telling, so long as you can mesh it well with the gameplay)). The Man of Bronze was probably my favorite. It made me chuckle, on more than one occasion, though the humor wasn’t Lara’s standard, nor as good as what she delivers in the games. The Amulet of Power was also fine. The Lost Cult… *sucks breath* …pretty shit if you ask me. WWAAAAYYY to boring, cheesy, and cluttered with technological babble. In general, I feel, the novels are just, passable, but undoubtedly inferior to the games in every possible way, except smell. They smelled like books is their best quality, and sadly, videogames don’ t have book smell…

(*cough* I’ve also read vastly better fanfics *cough*)

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KnB 30 Day Challenge: Day 8 // Favorite Special Move?

↳ Akashi’s Emperor Eye - “The Emperor Eye enables its user to see another persons body with extreme detail. Such as breathing, muscle movements, body tension, rhythm, etc. Allowing the user to predict future movements. The Emperor Eye is shown to be one of the most powerful skills as it can change the outcome of the match completely.”

Starting the day off on the wrong foot…

I do Just Dance on the Wii U for at least 30 minutes every day. Today Squish got in the way of a dance move and I punched her in the face. I’m the worst.

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Lately + Goodies + We’re back?? (it’s a long one)


Phew, wow well I’m not sure where to start. These past months have been a crazy fiasco I tell you! From moving houses twice.. yes, you heard it, TWICE. That may not seem like many unless you have 6 kids and a shit load of belongings.. We wouldn’t have had to move if it weren’t for..

Keep reading

Hello~ i moved my nsfw art to my new blog-

(First, sorry my english :’D)

-in there, i’ll post specifically nsfw -> R-18 content (stuff like sex, art with too gore and so on)

On my main artblog (kirunee-sketch) i will post mostly sfw (with the exception with moooore light nsfw stuff)

~i moved stuff like my homestuck 30 days OTP challenge (nsfw)~

So please follow me on my new blog! <3

Link: ——->> kiruneensfw

(gonna attempt doing a 30 day challenge, but I’m not sure which one yet)

Day one!
Ribbot!

before I realized that frog villagers like the rain,
I’d get super worried about him
(he’s a robot! won’t he rust?! or short circuit?!)
and I’d send him tons of umbrellas in the mail

I like to imagine that he’s a fan of old MGM musicals

Cabin Pressure 30 Day Challenge: July 15 - Make a Cabin Pressure GIF

“I don’t have an airline. I have one jet. You cannot put one jet in a line.

(insp.)