I mean if you work yeah but

  • Jafar:That's why you never hear these words about a Savior. "And they lived happily ever after."
  • Aladdin:What are you talking about?
  • Aladdin:That's how, like, 90% of all stories end.
  • Aladdin:Like, yeah, they might not be totally accurate but that doesn't mean you don't hear it, like, all the time.
  • Jafar:Look, I'm trying to establish a theme here. Can you just work with me?

anonymous asked:

I like that you still have hope in the ot4 friendship. Zayn leaving totally destroyed the illusion for me. I'm sure they wish each other well but I don't think they're in touch at all except maybe birthday wishes. Same as all the other boybands I've followed, same as any other friendship that drifts apart due to distance. It sucks to know this because I doubt they'll ever acknowledge each other's work unless prompted to do so by fans or media, and I'll miss the dynamics.

you’re obviously entitled to your opinion, but yeah, you’re right, and i do still see the ot4 love. it’s not even hope, you know what i mean? i know it’s there. and i know zayn leaving hurt, i totally get that, but he was also never really in, to me. where the other four always seemed to be fully in the band experience, i always felt like zayn was holding back. part of it was his anxiety, sure, and part of it was his image. and, honestly, maybe part of that viewpoint comes from me coming into the fandom right before he left, so i don’t know him as well as the others, but as i watch old interviews and things i can see him drifting before he left. 

now, with ot4, i don’t see that at all. i think it’s absolutely simon and syco’s plan to try and destroy the image of the band that wants to be together, that gets along and that wants to be the new rolling stones, rocking until they’re 80. i feel like i’ve talked about this before, maybe not, but simon was clearly planning on (and absolutely did) capitalizing on every single instance of “this is the end of it! the band is done, buy your merch/CDs/t-shirts/tickets while you still can!” and why their PR team never once stopped the rumors that there was in-fighting in the band, or that they might break up. it played into exactly what they wanted. think of X Factor promo last year, how often it was repeated that “this is their last time on stage together!! tune in!!!” because simon was yanking promo out of them and their self-enforced hiatus. 

idk, i just can’t look at louis and niall during socceraid, mitam promo, the end of otra as a whole, even, and not think they love each other. the 5+ times they played Act My Age during the last show, dancing and crying and hugging because they didn’t want to go, they didn’t have to do that. but they did. of course they’re spending time with other people, of course they’re with the friends they haven’t seen in years, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also in constant contact with each other, or having boys’ nights when they’re all in LA, or joint skype sessions, or however the hell they communicate. god, a week or so ago we got confirmation that liam was playing in louis’ house’s pool, you think he snuck in and didn’t tell louis about it? 

nah. they love each other. they’ve never been the stereotypical boy band, and i don’t think they’re going to fall apart like one either. 

  • Rapmonster:Okay guys let's start working on lyrics.
  • Jin:can we do a song about beauty and true beauty and stuff
  • Rapmonster:we've talked about this babe, we've already finished that era we have to do something dark this time.
  • Jin:But people still haven't realized my beauty.
  • Jungkook:that's true vogue still hasn't asked him to be their cover model yet
  • Rapmonster:no we can't sorry babe
  • Jin:i swear to god Namjoon sometimes you want to make me scream
  • Rapmonster:but it doesn't fit the aesthetic
  • Jin:Does it look like i care about the aesthetic
  • Jungkook:yeah does it looks like he cares
  • Rapmonster:Jungkook seriously
  • Jin:What do you mean babe? *said very accusingly*
  • Jungkook:Yeah b a b e?
  • Jin:*under his breath* you don't say that
  • Jungkook:Oh yeah sorry
  • Rapmonster:*flustered* it just doesn't work okay now can we actually work here
  • Jin:No we can't, you need to apologize to Jungkook
  • Jungkook:yeah apologize
  • Rapmonster:What is happening
  • Jin:you know what's happening? your losing
  • Jungkook:HAHA YOU LOST
  • Jin:*quietly as he walks away* Nailed it
  • Rapmonster:What the fuck

sparklystrangergalaxy  asked:

I dont want to be that person but any tips for writing? Like how do you extend your work into book-length stories and still maintain interest. So yeah ᇂﮌᇂ)™

If you mean the kind of person that wants to improve and get better at something they enjoy doing, I think that’s an okay thing to be! :)

The good news is: “book-length” can be defined in a lot of ways. If you were to look up how, say, the organization of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America classifies word count, you’d find that they define a novel as anything “over 40,000 words”. That’s actually sounds a lot shorter than I think what most people would consider a full-length novel, but the cool thing is that Sci-Fi/Fantasy works tend to actually run very long in terms of average novel length, so it’s not like these are a bunch of weaklings who can only regularly churn out 50k word books. Defining the length of The Prototypical Novel is rather arbitrary, but if you’re at around 40k words, a bunch of people who write really long shit for a living are gonna look at your manuscript and go “Yep, that’s a novel!” So that’s kind of cool.

Anyway - rambling aside. To be honest, story length and maintaining interest is something I struggle with a lot myself. Not necessarily because I lose interest, but because I can’t go more than four minutes without thinking up another new story idea I have to write, omg, this is the greatest idea ever. So I have this issue, which tends to make current projects stall out and sometimes stagnate to the point of…. no return. I have a lot of trouble focusing.

But I also think the most important advice to give in terms of sticking with a project is to first make sure it inspires you. This sounds really obvious, maybe, but if you’re a new writer starting out on something you’re not crazy in love with the idea of, I think it is very easy to very quickly run out of steam. 

Once I get ahold of an idea I really love, I typically start to just go into a brainstorming coma. I come up with tons of scene ideas, some of which I write beforehand, I write character dialogue, I meander through possible backstory ideas. I write a lot of Fantasy/Sci-Fi myself so a good deal of my pre-writing process goes into fleshing out the world and setting. I can, often, do this for days or weeks, before I’m actually set to start writing! But for me, having a really strong base before I start writing the beginning has a sort of “floodgate” effect. I spend so much time with all these ideas trickling in that when I finally get that opening paragraph in mind, it’s like everything just sort of comes rushing out and it helps with my momentum a lot. 

But, most of the time, you’ll need to work to keep up that momentum, and the longer a story is, generally, the harder you’ll have to work at it. This is when it becomes important to just write a little bit, every day. One thing I do (this may be excessive) is to figure out a rough benchmark for where I want to be in final word count. Then I figure out about when I want to be done, and set weekly, sometimes daily goals for myself. 70k words sounds like a lot, but… 700 words a day? Easy! Taking things in chunks helps me immensely. (And most of the time you’ll wind up writing way more than your quota for the day and feel really good about yourself… or at least I do.)

This is also why I love outlining! The outlining process varies for everyone probably as much as the writing process does, but I think it is good for longer, plot driven stories to have an idea of benchmarks. Of course, I know some people who can let 40k words fly with little to no outline whatsoever (@ellessey-writes…) but in general, that just ain’t happening for me. The longer the story, the more detailed my outline tends to get, because it helps me see a) what I’ve written and the avg length per section, b) what I’m writing now and where I am in the story, and c) what I need to write towards and how much ground I’ve got left to cover. Outlines always (like, 98% of the time) evolve and change while the writing is happening, but I love having a clear idea of where I’m headed.

And ultimately, my opinion is - if you find yourself completely losing interest in something, stop forcing yourself to write it. Fighting a story you’re bored of doesn’t feel good, it can make your writing stagnate, and make you feel like you’re not making progress, or your writing is “bad”, or you’re uncreative - I’ve been there. Generally, if you’ve got an idea you love, this won’t happen - you’ll have ebbs and flows of interest, but you won’t want to drop it. But it can happen and (unless you’re being paid to write something lol) you can decide to move on, even just temporarily. 

Take a break. Write something else. Write other things you’re excited about. Let it sit, and come back to it when you’re ready, with new ideas and even sharper writing skills. 

Or, move on, that’s okay, too. You don’t have to finish a book to be a better writer. You don’t even need to write full length novels to be an author (though if you keep practicing, keep finding ideas, this will come). 

You just have to write ♡

I have a friend that wants to vote third party because they want their vote to “mean something” as if little-white-picketed-fenced-living people know whats it like to live in  a hood where kids get stopped by cops on the daily inside their own school halls and see women who have worked for decades just to own a house get deported and ripped away from their children.

I don’t want to vote for Hilary but if we don’t, Trump has the win, and that’s a fact written in numbers. It’s like she’s never opened history book of what this country was like just 60 years ago. OF COURSE THEY’D VOTE FOR TRUMP. They want their kkk fiesta to start all over again. She says she doesn’t want to vote for two of the same evils. And I tell her that millions of lives will depend on Trump not wining, and if we vote third party and it flukes then Trump gets it, and we all get fucked over. 

and her response? “I’ll stick with maybe.”

EVEN THE NICEST OF YOUR FRIENDS DOESNT GIVE A SHIT WHEN THE SWORD ISN’T ON THEIR NECKS. 

That’s the country we live in. Have a good fucking day.

anonymous asked:

(Plz dont take this in a mean way or a pressuring way cause i dont wanna hurt your feelings :( ) but could you stream your digital commissons again in the future? It was fun to watch and helped me concentrate on stuff orz

yeah yeah i’m definitely planning on streaming more often while working on commissions since i actually get them done in one sitting :’^)

anonymous asked:

i'm so sorry but i don't understand, it's probably me silly, but why is Jason boy The Boy? what this mean?? are you crushing him?? sorryyyy also do these hoo boys look like their characters or simply personality

OH SHOOT Haha, oops, yeah ‘The Boy’ is my boyfriend, so I’m definitely crushing on him XD.

But it’s simply personality besides The Boy, who looks almost perfectly like Jason; the other guys are all completely different looking! The guy who’s totally Leo is half black half asian with short dreads and really cool tattoos and earrings. Frank Dude is half Cherokee (I believe) and half hispanic, he’s also 6′5″, skinny as a twig, and has a beard. Mr. Percy is gorgeous but he’s got long brown hair and brown eyes and a scruffy beard. Their personalities are spot on, but their looks are completely different!

someone like you // blue
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i hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited, but without you i am colourblind.

Lin's not chill, he's just tired

Me: Lin is just so cool.

Mom: Yes, you’ve mentioned that before. What made you say it just now?

Me: I don’t know, I mean he won a Pulitzer Prize and all this great stuff and he just seems so untouched by the fame. Like the way he dresses is just so chill and nonchalant.

Mom: It’s the baby.

Me: Huh?

Mom: He’s probably just tired. He has a kid now right? His first one? Yeah, he’s not being chill. He’s tired.

Me: Well-

Mom: No I’m right. See, I remember because I have 5 of them and I’m tired all the time. It’s the kid.

i should stop posting everything so late at night

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18 June 2014 - Now
1 Year Anniversary

Do you regret it?”
    “What?“
    “I don’t know.“ Her voice shook. “Everything.”
     He was quiet for a long moment. Heat flooded her cheeks. She opened her mouth to tell him to forget she asked, but finally he said, “Just because we didn’t work out doesn’t mean you weren’t the best thing that ever happened to me. Because you were.”
     "Yeah,“ she said with glistening eyes. "You, too.
—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write

dudeitsbaconhills  asked:

"you were sat in my reserved train seat and refused to move so i sat on your lap and now we’re both too annoyed and awkwardly turned on to move sterek au"

okay i don’t really know how reserved seating on trains works, so let’s change that to seat-i-always-sit-in

excuse stiles being a jerk; he’s having a bad day


“Excuse me,” a man says, looking down at Derek. “That’s my seat.”

Derek’s been taking a train to work for the past four years, and there are several things he knows about them; you don’t talk to strangers, if there are no seats then you shut up and stand, and only the luxury sections have reserved seating. Now, while Derek normally takes a different train, today he’s visiting Laura and this is his train, and this is his seat, and he is most certainly not getting out of it. Especially because he may not have noticed that there was gum on it till he sat down, and there’s no way he’s standing on a train full of people with pink bubblegum stuck to his ass.

Rather than explaining all that to this random jerk, he says, “I was here first,” and goes back to reading his newspaper.

“Um, no,” the guys says, and his voice conveys that he’s struggling to keep his cool. Which, really, is ridiculous. “I was here first.”

“Really?” Derek asks, setting the paper in his lap and raising an eyebrow in mock surprise. “Because I could’ve sworn I sat here three stops ago, and haven’t moved since.”

Looking at him now, Derek is annoyed to see how cute the guy is. His hair is dark, his eyes are a bright whiskey color, and parts of his face and neck are covered in little moles. It would be a lot easier to argue with someone who isn’t exactly his type. The universe is really out to get him today.

“Listen,” the man says. “I am having a shitty, shitty day, and you’re sitting in my seat, and I need you to get up.”

Normally Derek might comply just to make the guy go away, but again, he’s sitting in gum, so, no. He’s just going to have to deal with it.

“There are no other seats,” Derek points out, glancing around the train.

“Which is why I want that one.”

“Which is why I want this one.”

“Okay, well, it’s mine. I ride this train at this exact time every single day, and this is my seat.” He grabs the shoulder of a blonde woman wearing a gold necklace that reads Erica, sitting two rows down, who’s watching them not-so-surreptitiously. “You ride this train a lot. Is that not always my seat?”

“It is,” she says, smirking a little. “But he was there first.”

“Ugh,” he groans, turning back to Derek. “That doesn’t mean anything. It’s mine.”

“I don’t see your name on it,” Derek says, which might be a bit childish, but so is this guy. Maybe it’s the way to get through to him.

“Fine,” he says, pulling off his backpack and digging through it till he produces a black Sharpie. He leans down, and when Derek moves the tiniest bit to the right to avoid the marker, he scrawls his name onto the back of Derek’s chair. “Now you do.”

“Well, Stiles,” Derek says, craning his neck to read the name. “I believe that’s called vandalism.”

“Call a cop,” Stiles says, shrugging. “Preferably from a payphone, as far away from this seat as possible.”

“Maybe I will,” Derek says, picking his paper up again in a vain attempt to get back into the sports section.

“Good luck,” Stiles says, actually snatching the paper and tossing it over his shoulder. Derek is too surprised to be angry. “My dad’s the sheriff.”

Derek’s about to point out that that really doesn’t legalize his behavior, when the man suddenly turns around and plops himself down on Derek’s lap.

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wanted to see if I could draw these two left-handed

the answer is nearly I had to do the eyes right-handed but I’m close

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“You …. may …. now …. kiss … “

Who decided having sloths as priests would be a good idea? I mean yeah Zootopia where everyone can be anything. But really?

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I was working on a promotional shoot where  some poorly-paid students gave away free umbrellas branded by a client. They did a great job, and our photos proved it; there were a lot of happy faces, people twirling their new free, umbrellas, and everything went perfectly.

Until the client saw the photos.

Client: There is no rain.

Me: Yeah, I can see how rain would have been ideal, but the promotion had a very specific schedule made months in advance. It’s bad luck but I think the photos turned out great.

Client: These won’t work. We need rain.

Me: Are you saying you want to schedule another shoot?

Client: Photoshop. Just add rain.

Me: You mean, like, add rain drops? To the photos we took in the sun? That would mean changing the whole image. Everything in it, the ground, the sky, every individual object in the photo, would have to be painstakingly manipulated. I can do it, but it’s going to take at least another two days, and I’ll have to charge you for that.

Client: Unacceptable. I only hired you because you said you knew Photoshop.

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“I met a traveller from an antique land who said: “two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert. near them on the sand hath sunk a shattered visage lies. whose grin and handsome-“ hehehe yeah it was, ‘COS I’M HANDSOME! hrmm. “-face. and on the pedestal these words appear: my name is handsome jack, super cool hero! look on my works …..you guys, and despair! nothing beside remains… ”what the hell does that mean? he dies in the end?! that’s stupid, that’s so stupid! nononono, we’re gonna be re-doing that. new ending, yeah! the statue’s still there and it’s AWESOME because it shows him, like, shooting a guy in the face with a freeze-ray and everyone’s like “wooow, hot-damn, you’re the best handsome jack, and super handsome, did i mention that, and smart, and all the women wanna do ya!”

you like my poem? i wrote that.”

Video Game Challenge: 7 Male Characters [3/7] →  Handsome Jack (Borderlands Series)

Sonata in the Key of T(rollando)

Network Executive: We think you’re perfect for this role Orlando. We’re ready to make an offer.

Tro: That’s awesome. I’m sure my team will be in touch with your business affairs guys to work out all the deal points.

Network Executive: Oh yeah. Totally. Just one thing though…

Tro: What’s up?

Network Executive: The whole… social media thing.

Tro: How do you mean?

Network Executive: It’s just… we totally love how you engage with fans. We’d just need you to do… less.

Tro: Less what?

Network Executive: Like, you should absolutely live tweet with the fans and do fun Q&A’s and stuff.

Tro: Um…OK.

Network Executive: But maybe, I don’t know… less direct criticism at the showrunners and writers.

Tro: When have I ever personally criticized a showrunner?

Network Executive: On your last show.

Tro: Can you give me an example?

silence

Network Executive: There’s just some concern that you’re a bit aggressive in calling out the show?

Tro: I see.

Network Executive. We love what you do though. It’s very clever. It’s just that there are a lot of politics involved.

Tro: Let me make sure I’m hearing you. If I’m on the show, and the writers are doing something that’s actively hurting the show, and ignoring the fans, I should just… do nothing?

Network Executive: It’s not the right forum. People take it personally. I mean… do you want to be a media critic or an actor?

Tro: (ignoring the last question) But you want me to live tweet?

Network Executive: If you could that would be amazing.

Tro: Are you paying me for that?

Network Executive: (confused) That’s not really our policy.

Tro: Cool. Totally get it.

Network Executive: Thanks man. We really appreciate your understanding.

Never gets a call back. Reads in Variety that the part was offered to someone else.