30 days of moves

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Naruto 30-day challenge

Day 21: A Scene You Will Never Forget

When Naruto met his mother, Kushina ❤️
Honestly, if there was one scene that made me ugly cry, it would have to be this one. It was so touching!
Look how genuinely happy Naruto is! 
This has got to be one of the best scenes in the entire series 💕

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I started a Harry Potter themed sketchbook for Inktober 2015… I’d planned to spend 10-15 minutes on a page and move on. I didn’t finish the whole 30 days due to work, so I promised myself I’d fill the whole book by October 31st, 2016… and I did. Here is the book in it’s entirety, every page! They rolled from being “quick” pieces to crazy, hour+ long sessions. I guess it turned into a love letter from me to the Potter books by the end of it. I had a blast drawing this… enjoy!

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 too

Day 26: Where do you like to relax in Eldarya? There are so many beautiful places…

The cherry tree garden is the most beautiful at night… And a little bit of company is always appreciated ❤︎

30 days in Eldarya Challenge

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Makai Ouji 30 Days Challenge
Day 25 - Pick A Quote
I don’t know what kind of moving story you were expecting, but did you think I became a demon just so I can see Jeanne? […] Yes, that’s right. Of course, I want to see her. I want to see her, then cover her in blood […] Roughly and cruelly… that is my only wish. I’ll send her to oblivion with my own hands!

Dean and Sam Move In With You

30 Day Imagine Challenge
Day 3

Word Count: 346

Originally posted by themegalosaurus

You really didn’t know what to expect when a pair of brothers answered your online ad looking for roommates. You just wanted to make rent easier on yourself. This apartment was the only one available at the cheapest place in town and that wasn’t saying much. Without a couple of roomies you wouldn’t be able to make rent with your measly paying waitressing job. Not to mention you were still trying to pay off student loans.

But as soon as you opened the door, you were floored. They were tall. Very tall. And handsome to boot. Especially the taller one. The shaggy hair really was a good look on him.

His slightly shorter brother wasn’t bad looking either. The spikiness of his bangs gave him an air of tough attitude. An attitude that he probably used fairly regularly. 

“I guess you’re responding to the ad online?” you said, with a smirk on your face.

“That’s right,” said the shorter one. “I’m Dean, this is my little brother Sammy.”

“It’s Sam,” the taller one retorted, moving past Dean to shake your hand. “It’s nice to meet you…..uh…”

“Y/N. My name is Y/N.” You shook his hand, loving how firm and rough Sam’s were.

You stood back to let them inside. It was a nicely furnished apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You showed them around, explained what little rules you wanted to lay out. You weren’t their mother so you didn’t plan on keeping them on a leash with a crazy amount of rules. They seemed all to excited to have their own bedrooms, but apparently didn’t mind sharing a bathroom. 

“So, do y’all have any questions?” you said after the tour.

“No, I guess. Except that we’re your new roommates!” Dean said.

“We’ve never had a place to call our own. So we appreciate your allowing us to stay here.” Sam said, not taking his eyes away from yours.

You looked up into his fully for the first time, and almost got lost in all the shades of color they held. 

“The pleasure’s all mine”

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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? 

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Week 5: Lateral Butt Moves | 30-Day Butt Challenge w/Jeanette Jenkins

8/30: Illustrate your favorite animated character. “Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, you move.”-Captain America

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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.”

Day 27: Favorite scene from a movie 

I had a hard time choosing the best parts from Howl’s Moving Castle… There are just too many beautiful moments. So I sort of mixed two of them. I almost gave up on this one, ‘cause I couldn’t get the colors right and the ring to move smoothly, but if you want the good version there is always the movie <3.    

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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.”

Move

Beginning . Accusation . Restless . Snowflake . Haze . Flame . Formal . Companion

“Move, Harry.” In which Niall has been avoiding Harry since he returned to London and Harry sort of corners him.

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Move,” Niall says, lifting his hands to clutch the straps of his green nap sack over his shoulders. 

Harry stands in front of him, his height making him almost tower over the Irish boy as he stands his ground. “No.”

“Move, Harry,” Niall growls, stepping forward in a vain attempt to slip past the larger lad. Harry steps in front him, preventing him yet again from leaving. “I’m not in the mood, Harry.”

“Well I am,” Harry drawls, folding his arms over his chest. “And I’m not moving.”

The studio is empty, the other lads having left a few minutes ago and their crew having gone ahead to the exit. It’s just the two of them, alone, something Niall has been strictly avoiding for the past week and a half. Longer, if he counts the multiple unanswered voicemails and text messages Harry has left on his phone over the last month. 

Niall groans, pressing the heels of his hands to his eyes. He really doesn’t want to do this now, really doesn’t about to talk about this now and the sooner he leaves the sooner he can go back to ignoring the annoyingly gorgeous brunette with the soft, pleading green eyes. “I can’t do this right now,” he murmurs, turning away from Harry as he takes a few steps back into the studio. 

“You can’t avoid me forever either, Ni,” Harry says softly, coming into the room towards him. “We’re in the same band, you can’t-”

“I can’t avoid you forever but I can avoid you for right now,” Niall says harshly, whirling around on his bandmate. Which turns out to be a bad idea because Harry’s eyes are wet with tears and he’s chewing gently at his bottom lip – God, his lips – and he looks entirely too upset, even if Niall is mad at him. 

“Please don’t,” Harry whimpers, reaching out for Niall, who still shrugs him off despite the clenching in his own chest. “Please just – just stop avoiding me. We have to talk about this-”

“We don’t have to talk about anything, actually.” Niall knows he’s being stubborn and maybe a little bit unfair but he can’t help it. Harry makes him stubborn whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing. 

“Niall-”

“Just – what do you want me to say, Harry? What do you want me to do?”

Harry blinks, falling back a couple steps at the harshness in Niall’s voice. “I just…fuck, Ni, I just want to talk to you, okay? You haven’t talked to me in weeks, you’ve been ignoring my calls and you won’t answer my text messages and I – I just want us to talk about it.”

Niall sighs. “What’s there to talk about? You spent the last couple months in another country-”

“We agreed, Niall,” Harry says incredulously, interrupting the blond boy quickly. “We agreed to take a break – to take the heat off of us. You agreed-”

“I agreed to taking a break, Harry – I didn’t agree to you running off to LA and shacking up with Kendall freaking Jenner,” Niall snaps, jabbing a finger into Harry’s chest. 

“You know that’s not what happened,” Harry argues. “I stayed with Cal the whole time, those rumors about me staying with Kendall are just rumors. You know that.”

Niall stares at the boy in front of him, takes in Harry’s wide, desperate green eyes and pouty lips and wild, stupid hair held back by a stupid bandana. “You went skiing with her family,” he murmurs, feeling that familiar pang of jealousy in his chest. 

“It was just a PR thing – c'mon, you know that,” Harry stresses.

The thing is Niall does know that. He knows the whole Hendall fiasco was cooked up by management to take the prying eyes of their fans off themselves, because as time has gone on they’ve become more and more obvious. And when they’d both agreed to take a break, to spend some time apart over their long holiday from tour and band things, Niall had known all about the impending Kendall Jenner thing but it didn’t make seeing the pictures and rumors all over twitter hurt any less. Nor did it make him any less jealous of the fact that someone else was spending time with his Harry. That’s why when Barbara freaking Palvin asked him to hang out a few times he went, because he knew it would get back to Harry. The only difference is that Harry hanging out with Kendall wasn’t meant to hurt Niall, but his hanging out with Barbara was definitely meant to hurt Harry which is even worse – and he knows that too. 

“Why else have you been avoiding me, Niall?”

The Irish boy blinks. 

“I know you,” Harry says, smiling softly. “And I know there’s something else.”

Niall sighs and shrugs his shoulders as he stuffs his hands into the pockets of his new skinny jeans. “I think maybe we should consider taking a permanent break…”

Harry’s Adam’s apple bobs in his throat as he swallows hard. “T-that’s not a break, that’s a break-up.”

“I know.”

“Why?”

Niall shakes his head. “Look, I have to go – we have to get going otherwise they will come looking for us-”

“Why, Niall?” Harry presses, folding his arms once more over his chest.

“Because it shouldn’t be this fucking hard, Harry!” Niall shouts – and thank goodness for them being in a sound proof room because the way his voice breaks is fucking embarrassing. He pulls his hands out of his pockets to wipe them over his wet eyes as he tries once more to slip past Harry. But Harry steps in front of him. “Move.”

Harry only moves in front of him. Again.

“Move, Harry." 

And again. "No." 

Niall shoves at his chest this time but as clumsy and lanky as Harry is, he’s also pretty solid. "Move." 

And again. "No,” Harry says firmly. “You want me to fight for you; this is me fighting for you.”

Niall freezes, staring up at the beautiful, perfect, little-shit of a boy in front of him.

“I don’t care how hard it is to be with you because it’s a helluva lot harder to be without you,” the brunette murmurs, bringing both hands up to curl around the back of Niall’s neck. His fingers play with the short, dark hair on his nape as he dips his head to rest his forehead against Niall’s.

Niall surges forward – he can’t deny it anymore, can’t pretend it’s not something he’s wanted to hear for months now, molding his lips against Harry’s and clutching the front of Harry’s stupid, soft lavender sweater to pull him impossibly closer. It’s an urgent kiss, breathy and hot and desperate – and it’s foreign in the way that it’s been far too long since they’ve been this close, tasted one another’s lips. He pulls back, breathing hard and heavy and Harry lets out a beautiful, breathless moan. 

There’s movement in the distance, outside the door that has them tucked away from the rest of their crew, and Niall presses harder against the length of Harry’s body. “Don’t move.”

“Wasn’t planning on it.”