I want to do a long-term plot with my muse. I want to tie my muse’s interactions with the characters they’re currently interacting with together into one cohesive plot. It would be easy but I don’t know how to go about discussing it with my partners, because it might involve a bit of railroading, and I don’t want them to feel like they HAVE to do something with me, or that they don’t have any other option.

The Potter’s Price

Author: Blue Simplicity

Rating: General

Setting: Historical

Word Count: 10k

Summary: In Camelot, there is a shop that few know about. It is there the Potter works. Those who know about it can sometimes find the right item, that can provide them with just the thing they need. But the Potter always charges them a price.

Until one day, the head of the Knights enters his shop, and demands an item whose price may be too steep for even Merlin to pay.

Comment: This story is different to what I usually read so that made a nice change. It’s a very visual story and beautifully written, and I liked the mix of modern elements with Canon. I liked that people chose what called to them and had to exchange it for something only they could give; it made it feel very ethereal. The Mistress made me feel a bit of a chill.

anonymous asked:

How do I begin to communicate with people in my classes? Like you said make plans with them, eat lunch with them, befriend them? It’s really hard for me to put myself out there in the first place, and I guess that I’m just scared of rejection? How do I get over that?

hi hi anony!

sorry i got to this a bit late - honestly i had to think about it because i’ve never gotten this question! for me personally, i am an extraverted person, so talking to people has always been a strength of mine. but i can totally get where you’re coming from - it’s rather scary to initiate things.

i’m going to list out the steps i usually take - though of course, this is just me, and it honestly depends on the person i’m talking to and such. i’m afraid there isn’t one particular way of going about this… it just takes courage to take that first step.

how i make friends/acquaintances in class:

  1. on the first day of class (or the first time i sit next to them), i usually say hi to whoever’s near me and ask their name, major, what year they are, where they’re living on campus, etc etc. just try to get a conversation going!
  2. either during that conversation, after class ends, or at the next class (honestly it just depends on when i remember and how the conversation feels), i’ll just ask for their number! something along the lines of “hey, could i get your number? it’d be nice to have a study buddy and friend, and i’d be happy to share my notes if you ever miss class!” works just fine and in my experience, everyone has said yes!
    > !! NOTE: in your Contacts, take note of how you know them, so that later on you know who’s who c:
  3. after that, send them a quick text and say “heyy it’s [name] from [class/club]! again, lemme know if you ever need anything!” so that they know who you are
  4. and then… ask ‘em when they’re free!
    > if you have homework, just text them and ask if they want to work on it with you: “hey, have you done hw #6? i haven’t yet and i was wondering if you want to work on it together! or maybe we could check answers later”
    > if you want to grab food, ask if they want to join! “hey, have you eaten lunch? i’m thinking of going to xxx place in half an hour or so. wanna come?” works just fine

last lil tips:

don’t be afraid to initiate! in my experience, people like having company (i know i sure do) and it’s really nice to have friends you can rely on in your classes c:

don’t be offended if they’re busy - they have class and homework and clubs and their lives, too, so it’s totally understandable if they don’t have time. if you want, you can even plan ahead of time. let’s say they say they’re busy for lunch - maybe reply with, “oh, no problem!! dya wanna grab dinner together later?” or lunch tomorrow or something. you could even ask to swap schedules so that you know when they’re free!

hopefully that was at least a bit helpful!
as always, my inbox is open and feel free to add to this! :D

“I hate how if I miss even a day of RPing I feel guilty about it and I don’t really know why, there’s no one getting mad at me for not being on, my RP partners aren’t on everyday themselves and it’s not even like I have a bunch of drafts I owe. And yet if there’s even a single day that I’m not on doing stuff I feel horrible about it“

✨The language learning tip you have not heard (works for all written languages)

The tip: Copy down (entire) passages of text

Why it works: You get WRITING SKILLS since you are writing down every word. You become familiar with the spelling, grammar, different writing styles, script (if you are unfamiliar with it), etc. You get READING SKILLS because obviously you are reading, exposed to the written text in context. You can even incorporate SPEAKING and LISTENING SKILLS by listen to the audio format (you can try google translate audio if you find nothing else) and/or read it aloud to yourself. Since you are limited by the speed of your writing, you will pay more attention to pronunciation. *Also, everyone knows you retain more information when you write by hand.*

How to:

1. Select a text. Make sure it is appropriate to your level and desired new vocabulary set. If I want to know more political vocabulary, I will read a news article. But for colloquial language/slang, I will read a YA novel.

(Btw you can find tons of texts for novels online if you search: “title name” + pdf)

2. Get a paper and writing utensil (you can dedicate a notebook to this if you want).

3. Don’t stop until the text is done or your hand hurts

4. Limit looking up vocabulary. If the text is more challenging for you, allow yourself to look up about one word per paragraph. If it is at your level, then wait to the end of the session to open the dictionary. Chances are, you’ll figure out the word’s meaning a few lines later.

4. Go back to the text later to review and/or make vocabulary lists from what you learned (flashcards like anki or memrise would be great especially if you put the sentence on one side with the word indicated and a representative picture on the other side

Ex. Side one: I planted a *rose* today

Side two: picture of a rose in a pot)

**btw I don’t know if this is an “undiscovered” method. I used this to learn spelling and writing structures in my native language when I was little. I would even put the writing right in my picture books**

michael: let’s give them a vulcan hello

georgiou: no, michael we’re better than that!

kirk: what if we… fight each other MAN TO MAN

picard: that is morally wrong and let me facetime the klingons and quote shakespeare at them to prove it

sisko: if it has to be done :/

janeway: let’s give them an ACTUAL hello! we’re here to make friends!

archer: we’re not doing a “vulcan” anything. this is a starfleet ship. we are humans. vulcans personally killed my dad.

lorca: LET’S!!!

MBTI types meeting new people

Notice someone they could get along and try an approach as they get the opportunity: ESFP, ESTP, ENFP, ENFJ

Wait other to start a conversation and, after a little shyness, they open up: ESFJ, ENTP, ENTJ, ESTJ, ENFP, ESTP, ENFJ

Start conversation, but wait to open up and stay reserved: ISFJ, INFJ, ISTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESTJ, ENTJ

Make conversation but let the other talk more to observe their behaviour: ISFJ, INFJ, ISFP, ISTP, INFP, INTP, INTJ, ISTJ, ENTP, ENFP, ESFP

Conversation happens in their head, because too indecise to make the first step: INTJ, INTP, ISFP, INFP, ISTP, INFJ

“I wish people could learn how to give criticism. It isn’t just “yeah this sucks change it” it’s “I think x isn’t working for y reason, so I suggest changing it to z” (at least that’s how I do it). And throw in a couple “also, I think that a is working really well because of b. Keep at it!” And when people ask for honesty, give them honesty. Seriously. I’m so sick of asking people for critique and they give me a weak-ass “you’re doing good I love you!!!!” Like no! CRITIQUE me! Don’t pat my ass!!“

MBTI types in a bookshop

Know exactly what to buy, and go straight to that: ISTJ, ISFJ, INTJ, ISFP, ISTP, ESTP, ESFP, ENTJ, ESTJ

Enter, doesn’t know what to buy, and wait for another time: ENFP, ESTP, ISTP, ESFP, ENTP, ESFJ, ISFJ

Indecise between two or more books, and take a lot of time to decide: ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ, INTP, INFP, ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENTP, ENFJ, ESFJ

Go for buying a thing, buy another: ISTJ, ISFJ, INFJ, INTP, INFP, ISFP, ISTP, ENTP, ENFJ, ESFJ

“There is so much interesting books, what do I do?”: all types

“I’m normally a very easygoing person and I’m not upset by much, but there’s one particular thing RPers do all the time that really pisses me off. Listen, if you don’t want to RP with me- if you don’t want me sending memes- if I’m bothering you- TELL ME. Don’t just ignore me every time I harmlessly attempt to say hello or interact and expect me to get the hint. Don’t act like you’re interested but then ghost me when I actually try to interact. It sends mixed signals, and it’s confusing and rude.“

anonymous asked:

Looking for a soulmate fic where lance fell out of a tree getting a camera at a zoo. It was the au where first words are on your skin

I LOVE THIS FIC!!! (not to mention that the fic name is a top reference which i very much appreciate) - Karri

Does it Bother Anyone Else (that someone else has your name) by DeerstalkerDeathStripper (1/1 | 4,500 | General)

“I have good news and bad news.”
“Okay, shoot.”
“I met my soulmate today.”
“Good news?”
“Maybe. Bad news is he’s an idiot who fell in a tiger enclosure at the zoo trying to get a camera out of tree.”
“Oh my god, is he okay?”
“Concussion and lots of bruises and a sprain or two. I think.“

The first words your soulmate says to you are written on your skin - Keith was born with ‘Hi my name is - ’ written over his heart. Lance has ‘Holy fuck, are you okay?’ scrawled on his arm.

(minor allura/matt/shiro)

asimpledelicacy  asked:

One of my characters is a demon, a succubus, who takes the form of a past lover: a young black woman. She's asexual, a playful flirt, and cares deeply about her appearance. I've read all the bits on your blog I can find that pertains to oversexualizing and fetishization (and a lot more, thank you for creating this resource), and have done some research on my own, but I'd still like to ask if there's anything specific I should stay away from.

Black Asexual Succubus 

Ohh I like this idea! Since the question is really broad I’m not sure how to answer other than what you probably already know. Do your research on the relevant topics and find appropriate sensitivity readers. 

Hmm, and general tips… 

  • I guess that would be to stay away from food descriptors unless you want someone to be fetishistic to her (as in a character uses food descriptors, not the narrator, and is not endorsed by the narrator as okay). 
  • She can be sensual, sexual, all of that, but not all the time. 
  • Show her having different sides and being a well-rounded character.
  • Give her agency! 
  • Don’t link her being a demon to being Black, so be careful not to use black and white symbolism to reinforce that. 

~ Mod Alice

MBTI types and what confuse them

Continuous inputs from surroundings with no time to elaborate: ISTP, ESTP, ISFP, ESFP

Feeling to have too much stuff to manage in short time: ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ, ENTJ

Take a side about a topic with superficial knowledge: INFP, ENFP, ISFP, ESFP, INFJ, ENFJ, INTJ

Have vague and little information, that don’t know where to start: ISTP, ESTP, INTP, ENTP, INTJ, ENTJ

Have so much disconnected informations that can’t gather them: INFP, ENFP, ISFJ, ESFJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTP

Incoherent behavior: probably anyone