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anonymous asked:

I recently went through my bank statements and saw how much I spent on Ikesen 😅 I feel extremely guilty spending so much. I've decided to not spend anymore and just use the coins in game (even though a new route is coming out😣) Do you think not getting the premium story parts is that big of a difference? I'm pretty much new to these games 😔

Uh oh, Precious! I think we’ve all been there! ahaha

You don’t have to never spend, if you don’t want to, but you can practice spending better!

I’ll list my own tips for otome budgeting– perhaps you or another corner-buddy may find something that you can apply, for your situation.

But first, you asked:
Do you think not getting the premium story parts is that big of a difference?

Yes, there is a difference between the Normal story and the Premium story! 

For one, the Normal story is shorter. Certain dialogue, exposition, romantic and/or emotional progression will be omitted. 

It also comes with plainer attire, and cannot be re-read, unless you do the entire route all over again and choose the Normal story, instead of buying the Premium one.

However, you can always go back and buy the Premium story the next time you play a route! If you cannot afford it when you are playing it, don’t despair! Just save up for next time!

Now, on to how you can afford the things you want from otome games!

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anonymous asked:

I listened to what you said on that podcast. Jay's spiral didn't start until episode 1 of this season. Yeah Abby showed up in season four but that storyline was dropped when Sophia wanted to leave so you can't say the spiral started back then. What's happening now isn't related to season four. His spiral is starting now and Upton can see it. You need to accept that Erin left and that Upton is now his partner and stop letting your bias towards Linstead blind you to how good the show is now.

It’s hypocritical of you to lecture me on accepting what happened on the show with Erin’s departure while admitting that you don’t accept that Abby’s return was Jay’s trigger and that you don’t think the previous seasons should be considered related to the most current one.

Yes, the moment where he says he’s attending a support group was deleted from 4x18 and it is clear that storylines were altered to accommodate Sophia’s departure. And, yes, the writing staff has completely changed. And, yes, he says in 5x07 that he is still haunted by the death of the little girl in 5x01.

But Abby’s arrival still happened. Jay still moved moved out of his home and said that “you think everything’s behind, but it’s not” and that he’s “gotta go figure that out now”. It may not be the action that has fully pushed him over the edge, but it certainly contributed to the headspace he found himself in at the start of S5. It still set up what we know about his past and his present when it comes to his experiences in the Rangers and with PTSD. It is still part of his story whether you want that to be true or not.

anonymous asked:

Hello I'm that "kisama" Anon. Lol but I want to thank you for the detailed explanation you provided! Also s/o for CYBIRD too for jumping in! I wasn't aware of the old roots of the language so now I don't feel so awkward whenever I hear it. I wonder how Nobunaga will respond if MC mocked him and started using "kisama" at him...

Yay, you’re back!

Aw, I kind of think he might cry, if Chatelaine mocked him for real haha 

He’s so sensitive, when it comes to receiving her affections! 

I can see him hanging off of Hideyoshi’s robes, insisting that a war council be held immediately, because he’s not “lord Nobunaga” anymore, but just some random schmo in her eyes– a regular ol’ “kisama” like the unwashed masses.

Mitsuhide would find it all very amusing, filing it away for later, and Mitsunari would be so confused, because he doesn’t see the nuance, but whatever– it’s a chance to practice making tea!

Ieyasu would be trying to sneak out of the war council, exasperated at being forced by his lord to attend, but Masamune would frogmarch him into the kitchen to help cook sekihan as a celebratory meal because, as the saying goes, you only fight with those closest to you.

In the midst of it all, no one notices Sasuke watching from the shadows, geeking out, as always, at the antics of his favorite Sengoku puppets  toys warlords!

Dragon’s 1k Follower Celebration!

That’s right, my lovelies. You read that title correctly! I hit 1k Followers!

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

First of all, I love each and every single one of you. I never imagined when I started writing that I’d actually make it this far.

When I started, I barely knew how to use Tumblr (if I’m being honest, I’m still faking it till I make it) and only wrote for my own benefit. I wanted to see the stories I had in my head come to life. Sharing them with you all, though, was a way more enjoyable experience than I ever expected it to be.

Without further ado, let’s get this shit started. This will be a two-part celebration. A Q&A and a fan pick fic (kind of like I did for 500 followers back at the beginning- … the beginning of the month??? That was only a few weeks ago? What the hell. *interally screaming*). I’m doing the Q&A because I’m not exactly a talkative blogger. I answer asks privately and that means you only really get to hear me talk in my author notes, on fic recommendations, or when I reply to anons. I really do love all of you, I swear, I just don’t want to spam you guys with ask answers <3. Please know you’re always welcome to pm me or send me asks! I like talking to all of you.

*Please participate by sending me an ask. Feel free to send all requests/questions in as anonymous (please use the honor system and only vote for a fic once). You don’t have to follow me to send in a question or your fic request, although it kind of defeats the purpose of a follower celebration ;) New followers are always welcome, of course!*

Asks will be posted to my blog, so sorry in advance for the spam!

Q&A Portion

You can ask me just about anything, really, but here’s a list of questions to get those brain juices flowing:

01: When did you first start writing?
02: What was your favorite book growing up?
03: Are you an avid reader?
04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
06: Have you read any writing advice books?
07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
11: Which one of your fics would you want to be known for?
12: Who is your favorite author?
13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
14: What are some of your favorite writing blogs?
15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
17: Make me choose (between any characters or actors from Mass Effect, Dragon Age, MCU, Supernatural, and Harry Potter universes).
18: How do you feel about love triangles?
19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
20: As a blogger, do you have any pet peeves?
21: Do you outline?
22: Do you start with characters or plot?
23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
25: What advice would you give to young writers?
26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
30:
Take an excerpt from one of my stories (500 words or less) and ask me anything about it (how I was feeling when I wrote it, what it means for the rest of the series, why I wrote it the way I did, etc).
31:
Have you ever been published?
32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
33: Are you interested in having your work published?
34: Describe your writing space.
35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
36: Do you listen to music when you write?
37: What’s your oldest WIP?
38: What’s your current WIP?
39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
40: What’s a random fact about you?
41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
42: Do you enjoy making your characters or readers suffer?
43: Have you ever killed a main character?
44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
45: What’s your favorite character name?
46: Describe your perfect writing space.
47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?


Now, the part you’re all here for:

Fan Pick Fic

Here’s a list of possible topics/fics/ideas I haven’t really considered writing up until this point for whatever reason. Send in the *one* you want to see, either with your question or just by itself!

A: A Dance With the Devil 3 (it will be mostly smut-free, focusing on the dilemmas presented in ADWtD 2)
B: One Mistake 2 (a dark, gritty sequel focusing on vengeance)
C: Monster!Bucky (you decide which monster!)
D: Tarzan!Bucky and Jane!Reader (I got this request some time and have been toying with the idea, but I’ve been focusing on WW and Bah, Humbuck!)
E: A Night to Remember Sequel (think Supernatural, but more like the first few seasons. You Steve and Bucky roaming around ganking monsters)
F: Medieval MCU AU with Feudal Lord!Bucky and a Destiny-bound Reader



If you have any questions, feel free to pm me or send me an ask!

I’d be ever so grateful for any reblog signal boosts!

Once again, thank you so much! I’m really excited to hear from all of you! Please please please participate! You can vote or ask a question or both! No pressure, sweethearts!

Voting/submissions will end Friday at 3 am (ET), so be sure to get them in before then! Asks will be answered as we go and the winning fic will be announced at the end!

Aries: why do you recognise other people’s pain but not your own pain?

Taurus: why do you always ruin your own happiness by thinking it won’t last?

Gemini: why do you talk so much or not at all?

Cancer: why do you worry so much about what others think about you?

Leo: why does your sparkle fade when others criticise you?

Virgo: why do you always hold on so tight that your hands hurt from grasping?

Libra: why don’t you ever think about yourself?

Scorpio: why do you always try to make it seem like you’re totally okay even when you’re not?

Sagittarius: why can’t you make a home within your own skin?

Capricorn: why do you always feel like you need to be the best in everything?

Aquarius: why are you so afraid of normality, routine, and stability?

Pisces: why do you always think everything is your fault?

Why you’re not improving your art

Have you ever felt like your art is on the same level for a long time? Have you ever felt like you can’t grow your skills. Have you ever felt like everyone around you grows in rapid speed and you are just like a snail at the end of the race?

I was thinking about that and trying to pinpoint the reasons why you might feel that way. I figured out some solutions that helped me and some other artists I know.

1. Not looking for critique/feedback

‘You can’t yourself pinpoint things you need to focus on because your eye still isn’t trained enough to pinpoint exact problems.’

This is number one problem I see and many professional artists will tell you about that. You can’t be too shy to show your work to people who can give you good critique. Look for professionals who are willing to help you and use that. Critiquing is mistaken to be something hurtful for young artists BUT in reality people giving feedback are trying to help you grow. I know how hard it is to hear that you are still not good enough, that your art is lacking something. Maybe you know that yourself but you can’t yourself pinpoint things you need to focus on because your eye still isn’t trained enough to pinpoint exact problems. The best person to go to would be professional with trained eyes who is able to say by flipping through your portfolio what it lacks and what you can do to make it look better. Don’t be afraid and seek that help. Don’t be too attached to your own art and accept that it isn’t perfect and you need a fresh pair of eyes to look at it.

2.  Not implementing the feedback

'Implementing is the key step in the process of growing.’

After you have done first step from my list and you finally found a professional willing to give you feedback try to implement feedback. Don’t just listen to it, nod few times pretending you understand what it being said. Don’t defend your art and don’t give excuses if the critique is genuine. Implementing is the key step in the process of growing. There is no use in feedback without you actually trying out the tips you were given. The whole point of that is to change your work. You are not being better artists by collecting thoughts about your art. Now it is time to do the work. It actually requires to put time and effort . Usually what people do,after receiving feedback, is  they pat themselves on back like it was 'job well done’ and being lazy. They are not willing to actually put in the work to implement feedback. It is time consuming and you need to put a lot of effort. Although without that there is not any point in seeking feedback.

3. Not trying/not failing enough

'Embrace failures as a valuable lessons.’

Yes! There is lesson in failure! As hard as it is to understand. Once you collect experience you grow from it and become wiser. You know what path to choose to avoid next time failure. Successful people are the ones that can try something many times before they finally succeed. When they finally succeed it’s just a result of many attempts they have made before. No one is born ready for challenge. People are scared to lose because for our psyche it hurts more than a win feels good. People will try avoid at any cost losing so at some point they give up and stop trying. You can’t say for sure you will be successful artist after you did it for a year and don’t see result. You are not the one deciding how long it takes. It will be done some day. some day you will meet your artistic goals. But you will only meet them by trying and failing probably hundred times on a way. Just don’t be afraid. Those mistakes on a way are path that differentiate you and a professional. They already failed many times to get to where they are now. When you understand that you will embrace failures as a valuable lessons.

4. Doing things that are not  challenging you.

'Feel uncomfortable and pick up this damn pencil and draw like no one else is watching!’

Don’t settle in your comfort zone. You’ve heard that already many times right? That is why. You limit your skillset. Good things come out of comfort zone. If you feel like you have problems drawing something you are probably right. The reason is you don’t challenge yourself enough to draw things that are difficult for you. For example if you are only drawing a boy in front view standing with hands straight it doesn’t sound like the most exciting art right? But what if it’s the only thing you can draw and it looks somewhat decent? Well then, solution for that is easy - experiment with different angles, experiment with expressions, with composition, with different species. Be brave here and discover topics you don’t draw. You art will become more interesting and you will be more confident drawing. Personally I know that this is the hardest part for artists. It is hard to let go of what we know and discover unknown. We feel vulnerable and  like we can’t really draw. This feeling sucks. As much as this feeling sucks you know what else sucks? Sucks that your skills are stagnating. Feel uncomfortable and pick up this damn pencil and draw like no one else is watching! I guarantee that after some time you will be surprised with what you created and how your art have changed.

Good luck to everyone who is on path of improvement!

dccomicnerd-world  asked:

So I'm almost done with masamune route but I can't decide between his divine ending or his noble ending. Could you give me some advice one which to pick? This is my first time doing his route. And just so you know I think your amazing 😄

Hello, fellow comic nerd! Also? Lovely background painting! Very nice!

Masamune’s Divine and Noble Endings have much of the same dialogue, just switched around, appropriately.

If you would like to spend more time with Masamune, then you may wish to choose his Divine Ending. Including the epilogue, it is almost 1,000 pages. 

The Noble Ending has significantly fewer pages, but what it lacks in length, it makes up for by being entirely in his POV– a feature shared by all of the other lords, as well.

Masamune’s Noble Ending will also reveal a glimpse of his yandere leanings, which the main story didn’t have time to focus on. 

We also get to see more of Masamune being vulnerable, but this time he makes the most of his emotional support, rather than relying on it as something that was always just supposed to “be there,” as the head of the clan. 

In the Divine Ending, Masamune cooks for MC for the first time, and also feeds her. In return, MC cooks a special dish, zunda mochi, for him in the epilogue. We also get to see Kojuro and Shigezane spying on Masamune, once again.

You can’t go wrong, either way!

Q&A Time

Let’s get to know each other! Answer as many as you can to me privately.

1. Are looks important in a relationship?
2. Are relationships ever worth it?
3. Are you a virgin?
4. Are you in a relationship?
5. Are you in love?
6. Are you single this year?
7. Can you commit to one person?
8. Describe your crush
9. Describe your perfect mate
10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
11. Do you ever want to get married?
12. Do you forgive betrayal?
13. Do you get jealous easily?
14. Do you have a crush on anyone?
15. Do you have any piercings?
16. Do you have any tattoos?
17. Do you like kissing in public?
20. Do you shower every day?
21. Do you think someone has feelings for you?
22. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
23. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
24. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
25. Do you want to be in a relationship this year?
26. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?
27. Has someone ever written a song or poem for you?
28. Have you ever been cheated on?
29. Have you ever cheated on someone?
30. Have you ever considered plastic surgery? If so, what would you change about your body?
31. Have you ever cried over a guy/girl?
32. Have you ever experienced unrequited love?
33. Have you ever had sex with a man?
34. Have you ever had sex with a woman?
35. Have you ever kissed someone older than you?
36. Have you ever liked one of your best friends?
37. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
38. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
39. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
40. Have you ever written a song or poem for someone?
41. Have you had sex so far this year?
42. How long can you just kiss until your hands start to wander?
43. How long was your longest relationship?
44. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?
45. How many people did you kiss in 2012/2013?
46. How many times did you have sex last year?
47. How old are you?
48. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?
49. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, what is your favorite thing about him/her?
50. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?
51. Is there a boy/girl who you would do absolutely everything for?
52. Is there anyone you’ve given up on? Why?
53. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
54. Is there someone you will never forget?
55. Share a relationship story.
56. State 8 facts about your body
57. Things you want to say to an ex
58. What are five ways to win your heart?
59. What do you look like? (Post a picture!)
60. What is the biggest age difference between you and any of your partners?
61. What is the first thing you notice in someone?
62. What is the sexiest thing someone could ever do for/to you?
63. What is your definition of “having sex”?
64. What is your definition of cheating?
65. What is your favourite foreplay routine?
66. What is your favourite roleplay?
67. What is your idea of the perfect date?
68. What is your sexual orientation?
69. What turns you off?
70. What turns you on?
71. What was your kinkiest wet dream?
72. What words do you like to hear during sex?
73. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
74. What’s the most superficial characteristic you look for?
75. What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
76. What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for someone?
77. What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships?
78. What’s your dirtiest secret?
79. When was the last time you felt jealous? Why?
80. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
81. Who are five people you find attractive?
82. Who is the last person you hugged?
83. Who was your first kiss with?
84. Why did your last relationship fail?
85. Would you ever date someone off of the Internet?

@starlitsummermoon and @jemchew from the asks above, and to each and every friend who spent even just one second out of their day to think of my family:

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

By God’s grace, my mother is up and about today! 

Doctor’s appointments are being made, and her levels of medication will definitely have to be adjusted. I will accompany her and ask for an emergency dose. 

I am very grateful to all of you for being there, and for lending us your strength!

anonymous asked:

I'm really ill at the moment but seeing your amazing art is cheering me up a bit so thank you :) could you please draw some more nervous Albus about starting Hogwarts? Maybe making friends with a sweet loving blond? Oh and do you have deviantart?

ooooh dear! thank you so much!!! I’m so happy my art makes you feel better!!!!❤❤❤
 Anyway I like your request, so I made this… I hope it’s what you wanted! :) I Really love Scoprius and Albus, I want to do more illustrations on them! <3

And no, sorry, I don’t have deviantart! but you can find me on instagram, Facebook and behance! ;)

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Emotional moment for a fan during Infinity War pane Q&A at Rhode Island Comic Con. Sebastian Stan giving love in return.