about how many notes this will get

Not sure how many have spoke publicly* on this already however I predict a Black American actor will make some sort of statement very soon regarding Black British actors in Hollywood.

With the casting of Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and Daniel Kaluuya the lead in Get Out, I’ve noticed a lot of concerns and questions being raised.

On a related note: Arnold Oceng recently shared a story about being at an audition and seeing Morris Chestnut (possibly going up for the same role, idk). Basically, Morris Chestnut expressed a lot of frustration on the issue, not knowing Arnold, a British actor was sitting within earshot of his rant. 

*I only recall Spike Lee

anonymous asked:

If the art was that good people would see it anyway. Without the artist needing to reblog it 100 times

I see you’re stemming from liv’s @larvesta own answer about this and I’m not gonna lie, I’m really hesitant about saying anything on the matter bc i don’t do this kind of thing but I realise people actually think this way so here’s a proper answer. 

It doesn’t work that way. I should know, I should really know. People here on Tumblr get lucky often and you wouldn’t think that, especially if you don’t create content yourself. Things just don’t become popular all of a sudden, most of the time it needs to get reblogged by the right person and add the balance between having good content yourself as well as an ongoing status as a creator. Not to mention how you go about treating your followers, your personality and how you act here. And you’ll tell me; “But people with good art have so many notes! It must be because they’re good! See, you don’t need to reblog it so many times!”

I hope you know what it feels like to be an artist here because I do. I especially do. I have talked, reblogged, supported, and have met so many, too many artists here, some insanely obscure. Some whose work looks like it took so many hours and has very little over 50 notes; my work included. And I can tell you now that I can personally handpick and tell you that some of the work I’m most proud of and have took many hours on are not over 200 notes. I’m not saying I’m frustrated by that, because some of us are reassured in our skill but let me tell you that every time I think of a fellow artist out there who releases amazing art and earns very little notes who looks at their note count and wonders if they are good enough, my heart breaks. And there’s young artists who are still getting by, who are not as good yet but took the same amount of effort and time, they deserve to be cheered on. 

Because people think artists here are machines, capable of creating content without regards to who actually appreciates it. No one is like that, artists are fragile just like everyone else and people really forget that. They really do. 

People don’t just see the art out of nowhere, do you understand the huge amount in this platform? There’s millions of work everywhere, you need to be supported to be seen, you need to withstand the thousands of others around you and you might have to create something that’s away from the norm to stand out, you might have to take hours of your time. You don’t know unless you really indulge yourself this platform, you don’t know unless you yourself do work for more than four hours, no breaks and absolutely tired, and look at your note count to see a disheartening number. You have no idea, you really don’t.

And don’t guilt them, please. I could reblog my art so many times, but sometimes the thougt of ‘maybe it gets annoying’ always bears in my mind, artists are made to feel like it’s okay that they’re not being appreciated. I’m proud of those who reblog their art because they know they deserve better, and guess what? They do.  

There’s a difference between good content and popular content, popular content aimed towards a specific audience that you know will like and reblog that. Good content is a dangerous hit and miss. I really appreciate people who do art for things that are not popular, because sometimes they really do have to rely solely on their skills. I say it’s a dangerous hit and miss because you know it might not have that specific audience, but you still take the effort and time into it anyway. Imagine that; knowing something is popular but going for the alternative anyway; taking time, taking effort, putting your all into it. That’s absolutely insane, man. Imagine knowing you can put that time and effort into something popular that might attract way more notes, but still doing something else for the sake of that something else. 

Also there’s the matter of timezones, in which there’s a worldly concept that everyone is in different times and not everyone is here at the same time to see the same content. I don’t want to explain this; please at least understand the concept of time. 

Artists reblog their work because they want others to see it, to appreciate it. Because sometimes it’s the only way others can. Reblogging their own work is an artist’s way of supporting themselves and you think I’m going to let you let them think that that’s a bad thing? That they’re not allowed to do that? Go home, buddy. 

I don’t have anything against anyone, I just wrote this realising that people actually think this is actually how it works and even then, I don’t have anything against you, maybe you’re just misinformed, some just don’t know enough about this to really understand. 

So here it is buds: support artists supporting themselves. It’s as simple as that. 

Why have I heard next to nothing about Dizzee Kipling?

Y'all are so on Netflix’s dick about the original shows, but I’ve barely seen The Get Down acknowledged at all. The show as a whole is incredible and honestly every character is such a gift. Given the critiques I see most often I would think that tumblr would pick this show up and obsess over it the way it has with others in the past.

People love to talk the talk about representation and how so many movements stemmed from poc and queer culture, but when we get a show that focuses beautifully on exactly that I see nothing.

Why am I not drowning in fanart of Dizzee/Thor?

Why can I scroll through my dash without having to sift through novel length meta about Zeke?

Why is no one obsessing over Mylene?

This show is explicitly about the influence of black, latinx, and queer culture on music and art. It’s about what tumblr is constantly discussing and wishing for acknowledgement and representation of, so why is there so little love for it?

WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THE GET DOWN?

so 2017 is here, and that means we’re all going to try to change for the better. we all know that most people don’t succeed, but why is that? my theory is that a lot of people don’t know how to keep their motivation consistent. turns out many psychologists have actually figured out a kind of equation for motivation, factors that play into whether or not we keep our resolutions, habits, and goals. i read this amazing book about this equation and“hacking” your motivation and made notes of some of the main takeaways. enjoy and happy 2017!

take advantage of “success spirals”

set yourself a series of achievable goals and then achieve all of them until you expect only success and failure is no longer familiar. this is a great way to get started living a motivated life. example: start out your new year by changing one habit that’s small enough where success is likely, and use that success to propel you to larger goals.

commit early on

choose now to limit your later options, preventing yourself form making the wrong choice in the face of temptation. signing up for a public speaking engagement that you know you should do is much easier 2 months beforehand, thereby forcing you not to chicken out when the going gets tough.

surround yourself with motivated people

have a workout or study buddy with similar goals as you. you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. example: read or watch biographies of inspirational people whose lives you would like to emulate. go on a social media diet, in which you only see motivating and positive posts by motivated and positive people.

visualize

visualize the success you want to achieve, contrasting it with the life you currently live. Add in implementation intentions and process visualization for more oomph. michael phelps does this for every race, “playing the video tape” of the perfect race in his head. this allowed him to break a world record in 2008 with water in his goggles.

get into flow

flow is a psychological state characterized by being completely absorbed in whatever it is you’re doing. musicians, writers, and other creatives often report this while making their best works. how to get into flow? tasks which are too easy or too hard are not engaging, so find ways to make tasks challenging but possible. compete against yourself, or against others. getting into flow is most achievable when something is familiar to you and you can do it automatically, but it still contains mentally stimulating elements.

connect your goals to passion

look for ways to connect tasks with major life goals, so that you can remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. set up extra reminders of those connections where you’ll see them (ex: every day i make my goal of saving 100 dollars i am that much closer to financial freedom). make sure you’re on a path to goals you actually want and that the journey is making you happy. If it isn’t, consider something more intrinsically motivating.

care for yourself

everything is better when you’re alert. sleep well, eat well, move your body every day, guard your circadian rhythms, and avoid burnout. cure energy lows with quality breaks, movement, sunshine, and good music. match intensive tasks with periods of high energy.

kill perfectionism

if you can’t bring yourself to do your main task, at least get some other things out of the way. it’s not perfect, but perfect is the enemy of good. get used to the act of doing consistently, rather than having things be perfect, so it doesn’t paralyze you. do not be afraid of failure, because it is the fastest way to learn.

use rewards

celebrate your successes with any reward that will motivate you (treats, crazy dance parties, an hour of social media or video games?). we all know the feeling before a deadline where it seems as if our life for the next week is just a never-ending tunnel of drudgery and work. 

play hard

this one is related to rewards – plan times to have as much fun as you can - this leads to more efficient recreation, and it also lets you focused on your goals during the other times, rather than just having low-grade leisure constantly tempting you as an option. ex: rather than taking a “break” every two minutes to check your instagram feed, do something that will actually burst your mood, make you laugh, or release some of the tension in your body.

more motivation hacks: the motivation hacker by nick winter, 2.99 on amazon!

Ok so I’m re-reading Harry Potter...

On the bus during my commutes to and from school. And as I read, I’ve been making little notes and internal dialogues about things that I notice as I go (or notice again because I have no idea how many times I’ve read these books. So many times…) And I figured I might share them as I go through each book, because honestly when isn’t there a good time to geek out over the Wizarding World? Kay? Kay :)

The Philosopher’s Stone

  • Why, why, WHY does no one talk about Dumbledore’s fabulous high-heeled purple boots??
  • You know what I never noticed before? Professor McGonagall actually left Hogwarts to go to Privet Drive the day that James and Lily died. Like I mean obviously, but think about it; the first book starts out on a Tuesday (says it a couple paragraphs in to the first chapter) and we know that they died on Halloween. So the school is well into its Fall term, and it’s the middle of the week. McGonagall left the school, and all her classes, to go and sit all day long on that garden wall of Privet Drive just to wait for any information at all regarding this family. She sat there literally for hours to hear any confirmation of these wonderful yet terrible rumors. She waited and waited just to see if Harry was alright. And after just barely witnessing a distant taste of how horrid the Dursley’s were, she was completely outraged at Dumbledore’s suggestion to leave Harry there.
  • Also, there was a full day between when James and Lily were killed and when Hagrid brought Harry to Privet Drive. Imagine Hagrid taking care of baby bean Harry, loving on him so much, while probably breaking into tears every few minutes. I’m getting emotional, Hagrid and McGonagall are too wonderful.
  • I love the fact that the very first thing Mrs. Weasley does when she hears who Harry is from the twins is to make sure they treat him like a normal boy rather than going off to gawk at him. She is an amazing mother, and already so ready to protect him in a way he hadn’t known for ten years.
  • Harry and Ron’s first meeting means the world to me. These are two eleven year old boys bonding over not having much money nor being very special growing up. Will I ever make it through reading this series without getting overly-emotional at random bits? Nope, probably not!
  • I’m honestly still confused as to how Peter Pettigrew was sorted into Gryffindor. I mean he really doesn’t seem to display any of the the house traits as far as I can see. The only possible thing I can come up with is that he must’ve befriended the other three Marauders on the first train ride and was so desperate to stick close to them that he insisted the Sorting Hat place him with them. I mean the Hat does take the persons wants into consideration, he must’ve been adamant. Either that or perhaps part of the Hat’s decision is looking at where someone’s placement would benefit them most? Like “this child could do with being around these specific people so hopefully they will grow to be courageous when circumstances call for it, as well as truly loyal to those who care for and are loyal to them.” Maybe the Hat doesn’t just look at who you are but also who you need to become. And in the instance of Pettigrew, it just wasn’t enough.
  • It’s actually canon that Dumbledore likes bowling. Why does no one talk about this? More importantly, why is there no art for this??
  • Still not over how Hagrid totally sent Harry a letter with Hedwig that first week of school to make sure he didn’t feel left out.
  • Can we talk about the fact that Neville took on both Crabbe and Goyle single handed while Ron beat up Malfoy? Because FRICK YEAH go Neville!
  • Every time they mention Charlie Weasley I re-realize just how salty I am that they never had him in the movies.
  • Hagrid says Dumbledore “borrowed” Fluffy, which makes me wonder where he keeps Fluffy when he’s not living on the 3rd floor? Maybe in the forest, like Grawp? I suspect it would need to be super deep in there…
  • Honestly Snape is such an ass. I know he was technically on the good side, but he was certainly not a good person. And any Snape apologists can fight me on this.

can you believe that magnus bane is the ultimate dad™?

  • firSt he adopted raphael and showed him how him being a vampire doesn’t change who he truly is and basically saved him [no im not still crying about this]
  • then he ‘'accidentally'’ [im p sure this was his intention the whole time even tho he pretended otherwise] adopts simon while helping him find camille
  • him always being there for clary and giving her the best advice a dad could give
  • note also how gentle and kind he is to everyone unless you hurt him or his loved ones and that’s when he gets fiercely protective
  • and now we find out that he basically takes care of poor stray cats that have no home and loves to spoil and baby talk them all day
  • like just imagine how many others hes helped over the span of his life how many people he has SAVED
  • also let’s not forget that him and alec are going to save madzie from valentine and then adopt her afterwards 
  • basically after that they’re probably going to adopt multiple babies and also start an asylum for all the downworlders that are going thru hard times
  • magnus bane is the hero, the savior and the dad we all deserve 

ALW!Madame Giry: Dark, imposing, mysterious, knows everything about the Phantom for some unknown reason.

Leroux!Madame Giry: Dotty old lady who gets a note from the Phantom saying “hey, if you deliver my mail I promise your daughter will marry an emperor somehow” and was like “sounds legit.”

I get a lot of questions about how I take my lecture notes, and so I thought a quick post might be helpful! I’ve said many a time that I don’t do anything too complex with my notes, nor do a re-write them - but this system really works well for me!

The Basics

First off, I write all my lecture notes in black pen. Sometimes this is a Bic pen, sometimes a Sharpie Fineliner. My highlighters are the Zebra Mildliners. I don’t underline and highlight my notes until after the class, usually the next day. This allows me to focus more in class and gives me an opportunity to review the information at a later date. 

Structure

At the top of the page I’ll always write the date in full and the name of the module that those notes are for, followed by title for that lecture. Underneath, you can see that I’ve devised a colour coding system with highlighters. I usually do ‘citations’, 'examples’ and 'important info’, but this may vary depending on the lecture content, so I do this step after I’ve completed the notes. 

Subheadings

Each section of the lecture is given a subheading, which I will underline - again after the class has ended, usually at home. I use the subheadings which feature on the PowerPoint, but rather than writing the information shown on those I base my notes off of what the lecturer is saying.

Indentations

I indent my writing for examples and for the text that follows them, as you can see with 'the diggers’ and my definitions of the green economy. I find this makes it much easier to identify and follow as you re-read your notes. 

Symbols and Shorthand

I use little right-angle arrows like you can see at the top of the page for my 'follow through points’, which act as consequences for the point that is mentioned above. I will use three dots {like this  } as a symbol for 'therefore’. It concludes the points that I have made and is usually based off of how the lecturer has summarised the point they are making. This makes my notes much more coherent.

I hope this has been informative and has maybe given you a few ideas on how to do your own lecture notes! xo

As much as I am grateful to have finally gotten Ymir’s backstory, there’s still something that’s got me curious and I can’t let go of: her titan form. Many people have noted her resemblance to the devil figure in the myth, both seen in Frieda’s book and the one Grisha’s father had.

I can’t readily brush this off as a coincidence. There was so much focus on her speculated relation to Ymir Fritz that her resemblance to the devil here got put on the back-burner. 

There’s another peculiar matter that once received plenty of attention in the past: her resemblance to the titans of Zeke, Grisha, and Eren.

Now we know Zeke is indeed closely related to Grisha and Eren, and for the longest time I thought Ymir would also have some relation to the Jaegers, if distant. But there hasn’t been any blatant evidence pointing to that lately. She never knew what her family name was, which at least opens up that possibility. 

Now, I have an absurd idea on how both these points relate: Ymir, Grisha, Zeke, and Eren are all direct descendants of the devil – the one from the legend of Ymir Fritz.

That isn’t to say all these characters are meant to be evil or something simple like that. After all, there is no absolute good or evil in this story. It’s more about their tendency to upset the status quo and act as keys to the story. At face value, that doesn’t have a direct relation to the role of the devil, but it takes some explaining. 

I had been thinking of this particular interview with Isayama, where he referenced the epic poem Paradise Lost when discussing the role of the Colossal Titan as the God of the SnK world. Living in heaven meant perpetual happiness, but was also considered living as a slave to God. It’s clear how this notion relates to the SnK world: the people in the walls live contently in their own world, but it’s not something to be celebrated. The narrative frames that complacency in a negative light. Eren infamously referred to this style of living as being the same as cattle. They are ruled by the titans. The Colossal Titan isn’t the only godlike being – the 145th Fritz King is called that in story by Rod Reiss, along with any of the royals who held the Progenitor’s power over the years. Everyone’s freedom was restricted because the king chose not to fight and hid away in his own utopia, where he took the people’s memories…on an island called Paradis.

In the same interview, Isayama stated that those who chose to go outside the safety of the walls are the ones who have chosen freedom. They go into hell willingly rather than being confined to the king’s bastardized version of heaven. In Paradise Lost, those that chose the freedom of hell were called devils. From this perspective, being called a devil means you’re willing to fight rather than be complacent with the unjust world. They are the ones who initiate drastic change, even if it means causing chaos. 

With that in mind, being a direct descendant of the devil symbolizes that ideology. The likes of Zeke, Grisha, Eren, and Ymir all act(ed) as keys which resulted in significant changes affecting the direction of the story. That isn’t to say they are the only ones that have done so, but this is specifically about them and their relation to the devil. Whatever that devil was, anyway.

Change isn’t always great, though. The devil in the legend gave Ymir Fritz the power to turn into a titan, and everyone of the same race as her had their biology altered to be able to do the same. After her death, the ensuing chaos for nearly 2000 years using that power was hardly anything good. 

For that reason, Zeke is an interesting case. He isn’t on the side of the protagonists, so he isn’t fighting for their freedom. However, he is furious about the way of life in the walls that the king dictated. He, too, doesn’t approve of the king’s ideology to hide away from the world in a so-called utopia. There’s only disdain for those he perceives as being unimaginative and unchanging in their ways.

He’s at a crossroads of sorts, because he would be a direct descendant of both the devil and the Fritz line. The former represents chaos and change, while the latter is order and stagnation. Both of those can be for better or for worse, as seen with the king’s way of living in peace. Zeke’s got the chaotic part down, but he has no desire the help the Eldians. He’s gone with the Marleyan belief that these people must be wiped out. Even the 145th Fritz king believed his own people deserved to perish. 

I’m personally a big supporter of the idea that Zeke will eventually help out Eren to use the coordinate, and recognize that his disdain for all Eldians is flawed. He wants to end the cursed history, but his way of doing so would only perpetuate the cycle of violence and revenge that’s been happening since the death of Ymir Fritz. 

There’s also something amusing about Ymir, a descendant of the devil, falling in love with Historia, a descendant of the Fritz (I’m going back to the idea that Reiss = Fritz). Two bloodlines that symbolize completely different ideologies. The world is funny that way.

You know, I wonder what it’s like to be Scott Cawthon. Running such a popular gaming franchise that has its own merchandise that people fangirl over, a community that has stuck together for 3 years now. Hiring voice actors that are basically now celebrities to this fandom, and having many fans that love him and appreciate him (myself included). I’m proud of Scott, I’m happy that he’s still going, and you know how it must feel for him making a MOVIE out of it? And getting fan songs? Fan art? Fan fiction? AMAZING!

But I think it’s sad to think about how he feels about the people calling his fans “cringe” or telling them to kill themselves, or even saying FNAF by now is just milking for money. I don’t wanna sound like one of those people asking for notes, but please, spread this and let Scott know that we will stick around and defend him when needed! We love you, Scott, your name will be tattooed into our hearts for decades to come. :)

Who knows? Maybe he’ll see this post and we’ll put a smile on his face.

One of the most popular quotes from season 2 is Rutabaga Rabitowitz’s movie star speech, where he tells Princess Carolyn that she is the protagonist in her own story, and that the challenges she is facing only serve as perspective for when she eventually gets everything that she wants. Most of its circulation has been positive and uncritical, but upon close inspection, it’s not only terrible advice, but a valid description of how many of the characters in the series are seeing themselves and operating.

The first time we see Rutabaga, he’s taking notes on his phone call with Princess Carolyn, where she tells him about how she has nearly secured a role for one of her clients. The next time they speak, he reveals that he had gotten his own client a screen test for the same movie, and effectively took the project from her. He doesn’t come off as overtly scheming or manipulative, but from day one, it’s established that he is an opportunist who doesn’t really think about what he’s doing, if it means he’s accomplishing his goals and pushing his own narrative further. It’s difficult to say whether or not he is intentionally malicious, but viewing himself as the only person in his life whose happiness matters corrupts his ability to be self aware. He doesn’t see himself as leading Princess Carolyn on, because he does like her. He wants to be able to keep Katie as his wife and have PC as his mistress, since the only thing that he’s taking into consideration is his own fulfillment and not how hurtful this is to either of them. Why would he? After all, he thinks the movie is about him.

When we see him again in “Old Acquaintance” in season 3, Rutabaga and Katie have repaired their marriage, are expecting children, and he’s running his own agency alongside Vanessa Gekko. We see that nothing has changed about his perspective when he’s competing with PC to secure Flight of the Pegasus. Both he and Vanessa resort to unethical tactics to sabotage PC––using Kelsey as a pawn, and digging through her old emails to find ammunition against her––and get the commission for themselves, while she simply had connections to the casting director. Him taking yet another project from PC not only seals VIM’s doom, but ruins Kelsey and BoJack’s chance at reconciliation. Holding his newborn children in the hospital, Rutabaga proclaims “you’ve got to love a happy ending,” despite leaving so much destruction in his wake.

Though Rutabaga is an extreme example, and most likely exists within this narrative as a testament to how cruel, intentionally or otherwise, this sort of self-centered thinking can be, we see the leads behave in similar ways at times. It’s the most apparent with BoJack, when he’s doing things like sabotaging Todd’s rock opera so he won’t move out, trying to get Charlotte to leave her family for him so he can live out an escapist fantasy, or endangering Sarah Lynn because he needs a distraction, but it isn’t just him. Diane pretends to be halfway across the world for months because she wants to maintain the image that she’s doing important work, even though her absence is hurtful to Mr. Peanutbutter. Even PB, to a much lesser extent than the former, shows similar characteristics when he doesn’t stop to consider that he and Diane could be thrown into serious financial trouble because he doesn’t want to pursue other acting jobs, even though he’s spent all their money.

The movie star speech and its eventual deconstruction goes to show that toxic ways of thinking and behaving aren’t always overt, and can even seem empowering on a superficial level. Perhaps Rutabaga is the hero of his own story, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a villain in someone else’s. The same goes for everybody else, in BoJack Horseman and beyond.

REQUEST: “Could I request a fic thing in which credence loses control of his obscurus and hurts the reader and then hecomforts her after Please thank you"

Warnings: Descriptions of distress

Word Count: 1,288

A/N: Hey, I hope that this is okay. I’m feeling Not So Great, but I am also trying to get through as many requests as I can before classes start.


It was your fault, really. You should have thought things through before, but you were notoriously impulsive. And Newt had warned you about that too, saying it would get you hurt, but you were also notoriously unaware.

Newt had been helping to teach Credence how to remain calm and in control so as to keep his obscurus in check, and, being his assistant, you were there taking notes for him, taking down what seemed to work or not, what helped or didn’t, that kind of thing. But you and Credence had grown relatively close over the last few months, as you both occupied Newt’s case most of the time, and vicinity (and determination on your part) brought you together. This comfort and closeness, however, is why you didn’t think and went to celebrate with Credence after Newt had set off a loud noise (from a distance) and had managed to keep himself from becoming frightened or feeling threatened enough to lose control. He remained standing still, fists clenched at his sides and eyes squinted shut but with no black smoke escaping him, and you had leaped toward him and hollered in victory.

What you had been dumb about was that the victory took a lot of focus for Credence—all of his energy was nearly spent on not exploding, quite literally, at the sound, so your celebration was short lived. It wasn’t quite a full explosion, to be fair, but it was enough. Credence’s eyes snapped open and toward you, shocking white taking over their usual warm brown, and black tendrils curled quickly from his back and shot toward you with a vengeance. You barely had time to swallow your fear before it was too late.

It didn’t really…hurt so much as it shocked. And it really only lasted a second, maybe five. One tendril had slapped your waist quickly, drawing a thin line of blood, but that’s all it had felt like—a slap. And just as quickly as it had come, the obscurus retreated quickly into Credence, whose eyes had returned to a very shocked and upset warm brown. You hadn’t really reacted yet, just touched a tentative hand to the rip in your clothes and against the cut, hissing as you did so.

You were still mostly just curiously looking down at where your fingers touched the cut when Newt shouted he was going for healing potions and Credence all but ran to your side. Tears were quickly filling his eyes, and you could see him fighting them back. You smiled softly at him, trying to show him you were okay—and really you were. You thought. It didn’t hurt too badly apart from a tingly stinging, so you were sure it was fine. Probably. “I-I’m so s-sorry, I d-didn’t e-e-expect you to come over and I-I was shocked, and—O-Oh, a-and l-look what I’ve d-done to you.”

In his panic, Credence hadn’t really been worried about having his hands on you, so he had lifted your shirt just slightly to get a look at the cut and—Maybe it had felt like a slap and maybe only a thin line of blood had resulted, but there was a glowing silvery web extending from that line. You gasped slightly, paying keen attention to Credence’s thumb rubbing the damage done and feeling him crying more than seeing it. “Oh, Credence, it’s kind of pretty,” you said listlessly. Everything was just kind of starting to feel far away, and you couldn’t help but just kind of absently admire what a beautiful picture it would make, Credence’s scarred, pale hand brushing across a silver webbing scar around the thin red cut on a hip—your hip.

Credence did not miss the kind of absent focus in your eyes, how you kept shifting in and out of the moment you occupied. He worriedly fretted around you, not sure what to do or how to help—he had never really been shown how to comfort or help himself, let alone other people. But it was you, so he had to try. And Newt would be back soon, hopefully, though Credence couldn’t fight the sinking feeling that there would be nothing to take the scar away, since dark magic had caused it. He shook the ugly thought from his head as he grasped your arm and pulled you to sit on the ground.

You gazed up at him, still kind of thrown after seeing your hip and unable to ground yourself, and watched him move to squat gently in front of you. You followed his movements loosely while he observed you like a hawk. Credence’s hands hovered above your forearms hesitantly before resting there, squeezing gently, hoping that touch would help bring you back down, since that is what had helped him the few times he had been allowed such contact, and it seemingly worked slightly, your eyes focusing just a bit on his hands on your arms. “I feel weird, Credence,” you felt yourself say more than you really consciously spoke.

Credence’s eyebrows drew together in concern, trying to think of how to get you back to him so you could make more sense and help him figure out what was best for you. “I-I’m so—so sorry, Y/N. I-Is it the c—is it the cut?”

You looked loosely up from his hands to his face, not really focusing. “No, I don’t think so. Just my head.” Your voice felt so far away…

It clicked for Credence then, that tell-tale faraway look and inability to focus combined with the events—you were panicking. He gained some confidence, knowing what to do now. “Y/N, everything is okay. It was a cut. I’m so sorry that it happened, but it is over. I will never hurt you again. I’m so sorry, Y/N.” He had to push away his own remorse and tears in favor of grounding you. He kept talking. “Everything is over, Y/N. You’re okay.”

The repetitive words and the scratchy rasp of his voice brought you down slightly, enough that you could look directly into Credence’s eyes, and if his voice hadn’t grounded you completely, his eyes certainly did, the depth and concern in the brown of them. You snapped back, gasping a little as you realized exactly what had happened with clarity. “O-Oh. Oh. I’m so sorry, Credence. I didn’t mean to space out on you like that, or to startle you before; I just—I guess I just lost it for a minute.”

Credence didn’t think before crushing into you, winding his arms under yours and drawing you neatly against him, exhaling a sharp, nervous breath as your arms moved to wrap around his shoulders securely. “I’m s-so sorry, Y/N. I should be p-protecting you, not h-hurting you. I’m so s-sorry, Y/N, I—”

You squeezed him tightly to calm him down some. “It’s okay, Credence! Honestly, I should have known better than to startle you like I did, so it’s mostly my bad. And it really doesn’t hurt. I think it just shocked me, is all. We’re okay.”

The last sentence did him in because losing you was what he was most worried about. Credence squeezed you so tightly you thought you’d break, but you definitely didn’t tell him that. “I-I promise to never h-hurt you again. I’ll p-protect you from now on. I promise.”

His voice was a breathless whisper spoken with determination into your neck as he nosed you there. You said the words that meant most to him: “Of course, Credence. I trust you. I believe you.”

You sat there on the ground, hugging tightly, neither letting go until Newt coughed sheepishly, extending the healing potions when the two of you sprang apart.


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HOW TO TREAT THE SIGNS IN A RELATIONSHIP

Capricorn: They adore books, let them read you like a book and discover your story

Taurus: They need constant reminders on how much they mean to you, don’t be afraid to let them know

Virgo: They are very playful once you get close, keep everything an adventure

Aquarius: Don’t be bothered if they are distant for a short time, they need their space too, don’t take it personally

Gemini: They have many special little things about them, be sure to take note of them

 Libra: They can have moods that change quickly and may confuse you, but you will always know two things for sure: whether they are angry or not and when they are in love

Scorpio: It takes a while to earn the trust of a Scorpio, but once you do, you have found one of the most loyal people out there

Pisces: They are very reliant but don’t mistake that for weakness as they are one of the most emotionally tough signs

Cancer: They are also quite needy, if you can’t give them a warm hug, give them a warm blanket to remind them of you

Aries: They can be very straight forward and you will need to learn how to not take things so seriously

Leo: They can be very confident in themselves, but when their self esteem is at a low, be there to bring them back up

Sagittarius: They can be cold and distant sometimes but their love is unconditional and like a warm hug

If they had a baby...part 2

Wow guys I can’t believe how many of you liked my head canons! I went to bed last night it only had 15 notes woke up this morning to over 700 more! I don’t usually post things like this because I get nervous but all of you have been so nice in your comments! I have a few more, I’ve been thinking about Katsuo’s character for a few days now actually. Thank you for all the nice feedback as well! 

  • Katsuo is born just about three years after the anime meaning Victor is 30 and Yuuri is 27.
  • A lovely anon messaged me the idea that Mari donated her eggs for the pregnancy, meaning Katsuo has Katsuki DNA in him.
  • When they bring Katsuo home and introduce him to Makkachin, the poodle becomes a doggy body guard and sleeps besides the crib at night.
  • Victor decides he gets to be called papa and Yuuri will be called dada.
  • When JJ finally gets around to congratulating the couple on their new baby he sends a onesie with his face on it. 
  • Yuuri and Victor throw it out right away.
  • The first time Katsuo becomes sick both Yuuri and Victor are in tears because they can’t stand the sight of their baby in pain.
  • When Katsuo is given his first shot they both tear up as well.
  • Yurio is scared of being alone with Katsuo out of fear of accidentally hurting him or not knowing what to do if he needs something.
  • The Nishigori triplets proclaim themselves older sisters to him and have fun taking pictures and videos of Katsuo.
  • Once old enough he develops the habit of pulling Victor’s hair and Yuri’s glasses off.
  • Katsuo laughs the most at the faces Chris makes at him.
  • After his skating career Chris goes into acting but realizes his little nephew won’t be able to see any of his movies because they’re rated R.
  • He decides to take on more kid friendly roles and to much of everyone’s surprise he becomes quite beloved by children audiences.
  • Katsuo’s favorite stuffed animal is a teddy bear Minami gives him shortly after he’s born.
  • As he grows up Katsuo is able to speak Japanese, Russian and English.
  • Yuuri worries about how they’d explain his and Victor’s first meeting to Katsuo once he’s old enough to ask.
  • “I fell in love with your dada the moment I laid eyes on his drunk dance moves~” or “I flew all the way to Japan and met dada in the onsen! He was really surprised to see me naked!”
  • Otabek smiles quite a bit around Katsuo and often comments how cute he is. 
  • Yakov enjoys reading Katsuo Russian fairytales when he visits.
  • The “uncles” usually fight over who the favorite will be.
  • “Yuuri I bought custom made skates for Katsu~ Aren’t they adorable! See they have his name on them too!”
  • “Victor he’s 5 months old he can barely even crawl!”

  darkly dreaming dexter ( book ) sentence meme
        inc. nsfw, violence, swearing, slurs, etc.

‘ you are mine now. ’
‘ be good and you will live longer. ’
‘ i could never do this to children. ’
‘ i don’t know anything with you. ’
‘ how does the killer get rid of the blood? ’
‘ he cut the victim into pieces and then wrapped up each one like it was a christmas present. did you ever see anything like that before? ’
‘ nobody saw anything, heard anything. nothing. ’      
‘ they are only putas. ’
‘ you’re different. ’  
‘ i think people understand things different when they get older. ’
‘ you can channel it. control it. choose what… or who… you kill. ’
‘ you’re going to sprain a frontal lobe. it’s too early to be this clever. ’
‘ what fun would that be? ’
‘ how can you joke about it? ’
‘ the fuck you doing here? ’
‘ i’m sorry. but now we have to wait. ’
‘ bastard! ’
‘ attitude may be all he is. ’
‘ imagine how i would have felt if he had killed you. ’
‘ what the hell is that about? ’
‘ i didn’t recognise you with clothes on. ’
‘ this isn’t some kind of game here. ’
‘ i think i’m going to be sick. ’
‘ my professional reputation is shit. ’
‘ he’s going to stay right here and he’s going to kill again. ’
‘ this guy’s a butcher. ’        
‘ i would really like to talk to you. ’
‘ what are you, a cop or something? ’
‘ i can’t stop you from… being who you are. ’
‘ she’s a killer. ’
‘ my finely tuned body needs coffee to function. ’
‘ human beings are so resilient, aren’t they? ’
‘ there’s lots of bad guys out there. i can’t catch them all. ’
‘ you don’t have time for chasing pussy. ’
‘ — that means i’m dead and fucked. ’
‘ i know what you did, and i can do it too. better. ’  
‘ maybe i’m not as smart about it as you are, but i know they’re all gonna be busy covering their own asses for a while. ’
‘ you’re right for all the wrong reasons. ’
‘ don’t fuck with me. ’
‘ i think you might have taken a picture of the killer. ’
‘ no one will blame you. ’
‘ something is wrong about you. ’
‘ either you did something bad, or you know about it. and you’re either hiding it, or you wanna find it by yourself. ’
‘ how did you know i would want to? ’
‘ have you done any reading on monsters like us? ’
‘ we’ve both spent our lives playing a part. ’
‘ stop acting like a fucking lunatic. ’
‘ cut the shit! ’  

Hey! So I know this post has been covered a hundred times, but I just wanted to give my take on it and hey a little more info can’t hurt anybody.

So what is a studyblr?
Studyblr: study + tumblr; a blog about studying.
It’s a blog to help motivate you to study or to learn new ways of studying! You can also gain amazing resources that’ll help you in your classes and throughout school.

Pros & Cons of Starting One:
Pros:

  • Pretty pictures of notes
  • Learn how to take great notes
  • Motivation to study
  • Meet new people with the same interests as you
  • Get resources and helpful tips for the classes you’re taking
  • So many masterposts and helpful tips!
  • Inspiration for study spaces
  • All around great community!

Cons:

  • Literally nothing…

How to Start:
Create a url: it can be anything you want it to be.

  • The most commonly used urls in the studyblr community are something with “yourname” + studies or studywith + ”yourname”. For example mine is “chinazomstudies”
  • Anything with the word study or related to studying is pretty common as well.
  • You can also use inspirational people, historical figures, or fictional characters as your url! The possibilities are endless.
Choose a theme: this can also be whatever you want.
  • You can go minimal or loud, use one or two columns, have a sidebar or not…whatever you think looks best or fits what you want.
  • The key pages to a great theme are the about page and tags page. These pages really bring a blog together but they aren’t necessary. The about page is where we really get to know you! The tags page is great because I like to look for certain things and it’s nice when there’s a page where I can look at all your tags.
  • As for an overall theme, most studyblrs like to go minimal. I like to use fansite themes and tweak them just because I think it looks nice.
  • Here’s where you can get just about any theme ever made. +another one
Branching out: it’s also important to have posts to look at so you should find people to follow! Getting Noticed:
Make an introduction post: this is the best way to become introduced to the studyblr community.
  • Here’s mine.
  • I gained 150 followers by making one! Just make sure to follow everyone that follows you! It’s lowkey rude when you’re just starting out and make this post just to get followers. The point is to meet new people and gain some friends. Making an introduction is a great foundation to starting out.

BOTM: another great way to get noticed.

  • You can enter into blogs of the month competitions or blog rates. These will get your blog promoted to a bunch of other studyblrs.

Queue:

  • When reblogging, you could keep a queue of about 30 posts (1 per hour) to keep your blog active if you won’t be on Tumblr all day. I usually keep my queue running while I’m sleeping so my followers on the other side of the world can see I’m active.
Making Posts:
What to post:
  • ANYTHING? But since we’re focusing on a studyblr, you should probably post things related to studying.
  • Study pictures, study guides, helpful tips, masterposts, playlists, bullet journal, study space, stationery, books, etc..
  • A great way to stay active is by participating in the 100 days of productivity.
  • ALWAYS POST ORIGINAL CONTENT! NEVER REPOST (taking someone else’s content and posting it as your own without permission). This is incredibly rude and will make you look untrustworthy and deceitful. Never do this. Only post what you have created unless you have the original owner’s permission to use their content.
How to edit photos:
  • There’s so many tutorials and posts about how to use lighting, angles, and editing - but here’s a great one. You can also look for tutorials on @yeahps or @itsphotoshop.
  • If you don't’ have Photoshop, use: VSCO, Pomelo, Pixlr (online), or Afterlight.

Getting your content seen: the most efficient way to getting your content spread is by tagging it!

  • Make sure to TAG your photos and posts with popular tags that pertain to your post.
  • The most popular tags in the studyblr community are: “studyblr”, “studyspo”, and “studying”.
  • You can also tag studyblrs that track their tag. Look for popular studyblrs that have tracked tags.
Extensions / Apps: some extensions that you’ll find studyblrs using or posting about
  • Momentum (the pretty new tab page that almost all studyblrs have)
  • Lanes (another pretty one)
  • Pomodoro (app)
  • Forest
  • Fliquo
Stationery:
Below is just some stationery you may have seen every studyblr using. These are really nice things to use for your notes!

And that’s just about it! I hope I covered everything and I’ve helped you in starting a studyblr. Good luck and welcome to the community! ❤

Little rant…


Before I even knew about simblr I’d play my game with so much joy. Make myself and my crush like everyone else does and actually play. I didn’t know much about cc/mods because everything I downloaded was from thesims3.com
I loved my game.
Once I found out about simblr and saw all the cc/mods, I was in heaven. Loooking at everyone’s amazing sims, realistic looking sims made me want to download all the CC I could fine in hopes my sims would look better.
I figured out how to add cc and my game looked amazing to me. I wasn’t getting many notes on my posts but I didn’t care, I loved my new sims.
I made my simself and John’s simself and decided to make a little story with them, then eventually created my simumblr.
My simumblr took off a lot faster than I thought it would. I felt a lot of people liked me and my sims because they would like or reblog my posts.
I was ecstatic.
Soon people would message me about collabing, people who I didn’t even know. People who hadn’t been following me for long. People who had never even seemed to care about my posts. Some people I’d say yes to because I’m actually a nice person and I remembered the days I was in their shoes and wanted someone to show that they liked my sims. Once I collabed with those people I never heard from them again.
I felt like they wanted to collab to get their sims shown to my followers and maybe get more followers themselves, it sucked.
Sooo! I switched gears and started rping and promised myself I’d only share my sims with people I’d actually written with. It went well until I realized there was a hive/clique mentality and if one person didn’t like you the rest of their hive/clique didn’t like you.
After soooo many arguments and feeling shitty over ships that didn’t work, I went back to my simumblr but it wasn’t the same. It seemed like now simumblr had cliques and people only talked to you if you were in their cliques, which doesn’t lead much room for making new friends.
I tried to go back over to twitter rp but again cliques.
I know I was in a clique before but my group actually talked to everyone. Idk… just my thought on how I ended up here. Not wanting to post, not wanting to play.

tl;dr:
cliques are making simblr/twitter roleplay seem not so fun.
I feel left out a lot in this community.
I’m probably quitting sometime soon.

Another note, it seems like people only wanna fuck with you if you make CC. Which sucks too because not many people know how.

Again, idk.
Whatever.

So I feel you. I do. When I first made this blog, and my first drawing in fucking 5 years, I posted it here, and watched it sit for 2 months with literally 0 notes. At the end of the day getting notes is about building momentum, and a following. And no matter, that’s gonna take some time.

I don’t think there’s a secret solution. I’ve seen artists with tremendous work that seem to get only a few dozen notes per illustration. Since you asked anonymously, I don’t really have any insight into some things that might be effecting viewership, like how often you post, what you post, (NSFW gets lots of view, but less notes) and how many fandoms you service. But here’s some general advice that I’ve observed:

Use the tumblr community to improve. If you keep at it, you’ll get better, and you will get more attention. Seek critiques. One of the biggest differences between art school, and no art school is the detailed (often harsh, but necessary) feedback you get from peers and teachers. ASK FOR CRITIQUES. Accolades are great. Head pats power my soul. But critiques make me better. My inbox is ALWAYS open if you want something critiqued. My one requirement is that I post the critique publicly. Good critiques take time, it’s nice to share that effort, and let others learn. :)

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Friendship Circle \ (•◡•) /

so 2016 has been a shitty year and i would like to start of 2017 well just as i’m sure a lot of you would like to as well. So anyone who is looking to make new friends, reblog or send me a message saying you’re a fellow circle, and with good response i’ll set friendship circle up. Let’s use this last week of 2016 to make new friends who will help us through 2017.

What Friendship Circle will do:

  • Chat at least weekly about fandoms or anything that makes us happy
  • Be nice to one another because not everyone is blessed to be in good company
  • ENCOURAGE
  • SUPPORT
  • Be a family

i’m not sure how many people will actually do this. Even if this has zero notes when u come across it and you are blessed to be in a position where you have friends that love you, reblog it so that other people who don’t get a chance to make friends. Please. Let’s start of 2017 right.

How to Join Friendship Circle

  1. Download KIK MESSENGER (I chose kik because it doesn’t require any personal information that anyone might not feel comfortable giving out)
  2. DIRECT MESSAGE me your Kik Username (do NOT explicitly put it out on tumblr unless you feel comfortable doing so)
  3. Start chatting with me using the Kik Code below, so that I can add you into friendship circle

I have had responses that some of you really would the security of someone to talk to you so i really urge any of you who come across this to reblog or join friendship circle. Thank you!