anonymous asked:

Hello Ma'am, I'm somewhat new to the writing scene, but you seemed... pleasantly approachable, so I wanted to ask. I'm writing a tfp fic where, after his death in Predacons Rising, Optimus is sent back to his younger body, right before he meets Megatronus for the first time. Do you happen to have any advice on tropes to avoid? Tropes to hit on? How Gay is Too Gay when it comes to Autopop and Deceptidad? Thank you for your time and assistance!

Eeee!!! Hello!!!! Goodness, I love helping other people write, especially because it’s shit like what you’re looking to create that has me going “gimme it noooowwww because it sounds so goooooood!!!”

Okay, so, my own fangirling aside, I’m going to give you the advice that I follow myself:

Write the story that you want to read.

Are there tropes? Sure. But they’re fun tropes. Are they overdone? Maybe, but how can you make it funny or heartbreaking, rather than cliché? Better yet? Forget about tropes. Your reader base will find out the tropes on their own and have fun numbering them. If you ever want to see an incredible list that I had no hand in, but have so much fun reading, Check This Out on TV Tropes. It not only tells you what tropes I inadvertently used, but also how they were tropes in Things We Don’t Tell Humans. Which I do plan on finishing, but goddamn is that fic a pain in my ass right now.

How gay is too gay? Okay, look. There’s never anything so much as Too Gay when it’s Op/Megs. Let’s be realistic. Battles are foreplay. Sassing at each other is basic communication skills. Their world is your playground, and you’re the one who gets to choose if we’re going to be on the swings or on the merry-go-round for this chapter, or that long arc. The only time something becomes Too Gay is if you’re the one wincing and wondering if you should tone it down and save some of the Gay for another chapter.

Have Fun!

Don’t write to please someone else, unless this is a commissioned fic. And if you need a beta reader, or if you just want me to read it, I would be super, super happy to have the chance to read your labor of love. Because I’m a sucker for MegOp fics.

anonymous asked:

If I WERE to make my Overwatch OC into a shifter, would you like me to show? I already have the perfect animal in mind - just need to pay someone to draw it eeee

Well of course, if you want! ❤
We’ll be more than happy to see your shifter OC!
Let’s spread the Shifter madness! ahahah


Hello! I finally got over my jet lag (i think)!
I had a great time back in my hometown, Manila! ^o^ ♥

I had lots of fun and also lots of rest and I feel so refreshed (and also kind of sad because I miss my relatives and my dog…and the food) – Now that I think about it – being back here in New York in winter feels so much sadder because of the gloomy surroundings ((compared to the colorful and lively neighborhood back home – it’s been 2 years since I was able to visit Manila aahh)) ///// anyway, here are some photos from our flight stopover in Taiwan Taoyuan Airport!

Thank you so much for your well wishes everyone, I really appreciate it!
I hope to upload lots of new art starting next week (and will resume working on that MM art book♥)

I couldn’t do 707 Route while I was there, I had no mobile internet and the WiFi everywhere was super slow ;;v;; Now that I’m back, I still can’t do the route because the app won’t let me change my time zone (it still doesn’t recognize Daylight Savings Time)!!! //cries because now I won’t be able to play the new update hhHHHNNN

Also – my fave photo of all (it’s me beside a mirror) vvvvvvvvvvvvv