and better edits when i have more time


As a Latina in Hollywood, sometimes you get annoyed when all your parts are, like, ‘the sexy, hot Latina’ or whatever. You’re going to get those [scripts] all the time, but I think the stories are getting better and becoming more inclusive. I have thought about that more now — that I have a responsibility to do projects that are going to make me feel good and send out a good message, or that I feel are funny or are going to propel society forward. I’m also not opposed to playing a person you would say would be a stereotype.

Just imagine that Rachel or Lanyon died or something

Funny story, I actually spent a decent chunk of time drawing out face concepts and then when I was ready to upload them to my program, the bloody thing stops working! So I had to upload all of these to my ipad and edit/draw them there. If I were a better animator with working programs, this may have been a lot more detailed, but it is what it is.

I HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE IT! #MakeJekyllSuffer1886

The Glass Scientists created by @arythusa @glass-scientists

Non-Writing Things to do That Can Make You a Better Writer

People talk so much about the different things you can do in your writing to help make you better. You can just write a ton, you can fill out plot charts and character profiles, read a thesaurus, skip editing altogether until you’re 100% done etc. But what about things you can do that aren’t even writing related that’ll make your writing better?

Here are a few things you can do in your free time that’ll give your writing an edge and add something more than just writing doesn’t.

1. Study Psychology

I didn’t go to college. I’m almost 22 and living a great life without having technically “furthered” my education. But one thing I decided to study and learn about on my own was psychology and it has helped my writing IMMENSELY. When you learn about how the brain works and why certain types of people behave a certain way, it can completely change the level at which you develop your characters. If you know just how a tragic event can alter someone’s psyche, you’ll be able to write them in a more realistic manner and it will make much more sense to the reader.

2. Read

People often ask me when I tell them I’m a writer, “where did you learn to write” since they all know I didn’t go to college. I just say, “By reading,” and this is 100% true. When you get lost in a book and are really enjoying it, ask yourself why. Why is this book so captivating? What does this author do to grab my attention? When you are reading new material by many different authors, you’ll naturally and sometimes even subconsciously learn what to write in order to make your own book better. 

So read a lot. Read often. And read different authors and genres because even if you’re not writing a horror book or a romantic book, you may have those elements within your story.

3. Meet a Lot of People

I know this can be really hard for writers in general because we have a habit to be introverts who enjoy nothing more than sitting in the comfort of our own homes and away from strangers. To be honest, I would rather talk to my characters than to real people, but that won’t help me be a better writer.

However, if you go out and talk to new people and hear their stories and experiences, it can really help provide you with inspiration for your own characters, and you’ll also hear about experiences that you’ll never have the opportunity to live - which can develop your characters, your plot, and more. 

This will also give you material on writing new personalities for characters. Since we have a habit of writing what we know (because it’s more realistic this way), if you meet someone with a super interesting and unique personality, using them as inspiration can help you create a character you never would’ve been able to before.

4. Experience New Things

“Write what you know” is a popular phrase when it comes to writing advice and it’s true. But if you’re someone that doesn’t really do anything or go anywhere, what you know is going to be super limited - and so will your writing. 

In order to branch out and make your writing more diverse, you’ve got to go out and experience new things! Go to that party, take that road trip with friends, hell, go get arrested! All of the crazy, dangerous, and even normal things that you experience will all come through in your writing and having more experiences will give you more things to realistically write about or work into a novel.

5. Learn About Different Cultures

The most incredible thing (in my opinion) about human beings is that we’re so diverse. There are so many cultures and religions that we don’t even know about and all of them can help you with your writing.

Why? Because you learn to be empathetic. One of the best qualities any writer can have is empathy. When you know how someone else feels or can put yourself directly in their shoes, that will be loud and clear in what you write since you literally have to do this for whatever your characters are going through.

The trouble is, many of us are so sheltered in our own cultures and beliefs that it’s hard to truly be empathetic and branch out emotionally. Learning about different cultures and the way others live their lives can give you a wealth of knowledge that can help make your writing unique, beautiful, and much better.

6. Travel

Now, this isn’t always an option for a lot of us because traveling is so fucking expensive! I live in the U.S. and let me tell you, there aren’t very many different forms of culture and cuisine. I have to drive at least 8-10 hours just to get somewhat of a different form of food. Which means that my knowledge of different people, places, and foods is pretty limited, which is why I plan on traveling a lot.

Traveling not only helps put you right in the middle of a new culture, but it’ll also give you more material to write about. Instead of just googling a picture of a certain area and describing it from that, you will have been there and can depict it much more realistically; the smells, the humidity levels, the sounds, the awe of the sights, the temperature of the breezes, etc.

You can find tons of advice on how to make your writing better that just involves opening a word document and just writing, or editing, etc. But with these things, you’re really making yourself a more well-rounded person, and THAT, in my opinion, is what will make you a better writer.


i want to disappear.

there’s no use in saving a colorless world.


11x10 “The Devil in the Details”

These edits have been sitting in my drafts patiently waiting to be posted when the time is right since the beginning of the season 12 when I made this “timed gif” to celebrate the season premiere. Long story short: I made way more edits than I needed in the end, so instead of simply deleting I thought I’d keep them and well, what better time to post these than when christmas is really close?

I have talked about it back when the first promo for that episode came out already about the whole Satan/Santa-thing and how Rowena as Rudolf the Reindeer is used by him etc., so I won’t go into that again. What I however only now realize is that this dream of Rowena’s which gets invaded by Lucifer kind of captures nicely already that even though she liked to free him there seems to have been some nagging doubt or bad feeling after all the whole thing about living in a nice big house (very revealing indeed when keeping in mind how she later in the episode tells her son that she hates him, because she feel in love and was betrayed and left behind in the cold while Fergus’ father went back to his “grand house”) isn’t the nightmare. The nightmare for her is that the antlers won’t come off. And ain’t that quite the perfect metaphor for how Lucifer is literally putting Rowena in front of the cart like Rudolph so she can “guide him” out of the cage. And that very action, Rowena’s spell sort of “binds” her to him - even in S12 still she is the only one able to put him back in the box and since this moment here there were quite a few moments when Lucifer came for her and made her help him even though she didn’t want to - I guess in some way then Rowena is still not entirely free from those antlers…?

the-bored-bookworm  asked:

Honestly thank you for making that flier. Recently, every time I get on campus I'm scared to see some racist flier plastered all around campus (even tho the cal states are all very diverse and have a wonderful community) but your edited flier really made me feel better(?) I was about ready to cry when I read it. A little support can go a long way ❤️

Originally posted by communitytv

Honestly, it was the least I could do. There are so many more good people out there than bad ones, but because the nasty few are so vocal it can sometimes seem (especially to marginalized groups like POC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, Muslims, etc.) like no one cares or–even worse–that people agree with those hateful voices.

The reality is that more people love immigrants than hate immigrants (and more people still are ambivalent), more people love diversity than love racism, more people love women than want to crush them, etc.

One way that Hitler solidified his power is that he shipped in supporters and brought them to rallies: he made it look like the majority agreed with him (when in fact most people were horrified by him). Each of us has the power to stop that from happening again. Each of us has the power to stand up for what is right and support what matters–support who matters. Each of us has the power to show these haters just how strong love can be, and how omnipresent it is. 

The difference between being a crowd of individuals vs. a community is voices and support, guys. Let’s get through this together.

anonymous asked:

Hey, on anon. I just looked at the tags for ur giveaway post. I don't have any rights to say whether or not you should leave, but just know that u will be missed :(

That’s very kind of you, thank you!

I am not very good with my words and I think my tags were an example of that. I feel bad sometimes since I am also saying things like this, I feel like other simmers think it, I am just more too vocal about the idea. This is different though, this is not about feeling underappreciated, losing motivation, disliking the sims, I was referring more to the idea of not being able to keep up with having a blog of any sorts. We all know how time consuming making edits can be as fun as it is, when I enrolled in university I thought I would be able to balance the two better but life moves along and I just cannot do both really? Do you ever just feel yourself growing out of something? The community is great I just think I am starting to out grow it a bit, not because of age, just because of where I am personally. Things were different when I first joined and it really work for me then and I felt as if is what I needed at the time but things are different now, I am a bit different now. I am kind of rambling but my tags were me saying what I see possibly happening in the next couple months, just me slowly easing away, not me saying I was/am leaving necessarily. As of right now I am not going anywhere. :)

I am trying figure out something so I can stay active and work on my school work, ya know, have a better balance. If anyone has tips or anything I love to hear it. I know some of you also full time students who live in a dorm like me, or work, or are in highschool.

isaidlanguage  asked:

Steve and Wanda, I mean what?

   Inbox me a SHIP and I’ll do this | fluff otp edition

Who’s more likely to find who wearing their clothes?:
  • Steve finds Wanda in his clothes all the time. He’s always teasing her if she has any of her own.
Who enunciates hand holding?:
  • Wanda is very fond of physical contact while Steve is shy about PDA.
Who likes having their hair washed by who?:
  • Steve will never admit it but he loves when Wanda does, especially because she uses her nails along his head.
Who likes to slow dance?:
  • Both of them. Wanda likes to get close and press her ear to his heartbeat and Steve savours the calm moment because they get far too few of them.
Muse that’s more likely to fall asleep with their head in the others lap?:
  • Steve because once again, he always falls for Wanda and her head scratches.

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4 tools you should be using for writing
  • Journal/notebook
    • It’s great to keep ideas down, especially if you’re on the go. I find it useful to jot down a phrase or a plot point that I wanted to remind myself of, or even a small note of continuity. 
  • Word processor
    • Some people like to write their novel or poetry of flash fiction in a notebook, the old fashioned way. That is perfectly fine and acceptable. However, editing and submitting to publishers or others (beta readers, friends included) is best done electronically. It’s so much more streamlined to make changes and get a feel for how your work will look in print. 
  • Time management
    • This means a planner/organizer. No exceptions! Making time to write is one of the hardest things for people to do. By giving yourself time for writing, and making it special (and a habit), you can and will write!
  • Decent playlist/background noise
    • During Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve learned that writing anything of quality comes to me better when I have music to fit the mood of the scene. I have a few playlists saved up for different scenes and makes my fingers want to type instead of just sit on the keyboard.
    • For some good background noise, check out my post about what’s in my favorites bar. There are a couple of really good websites for this! 

transduotacklinglife  asked:

Sorry, but that one person's response back to your "dear sjw bloggers" post reminded me of something. I'm way too sleep-deprived right now to look for it, but I remember reading this really important article about types of activism and how to prevent your activism from hurting yourself. I think it's a good read and one that you might appreciate. I'll try to find it when I have the time and energy to do so and pass it off to you.

2) Well -_- I didn’t find it, but I did find this, which is just as good (if not better, as it provides so much more info). [linked edited so it should work now]

Aw thanks so much for this, and YES thank you, I totally forgot about “Feminist Fatigue” and your ask reminded me. I actually had an ask about burnout a long time ago and so I responded. It’s linked HERE and I’m going to reblog it and tag you and the concerned blogger in it (for their information). Thanks for the reminder and the additional link! <3


“I would get a great role and it would come and go and I’d think: ‘If they just gave me one more shot’, but then you realise it’s not about that. It is about a body of work and it is about learning the craft of acting for a camera. Now I think it could not have gone a better way because when the time finally came I was ready.”

Fangirl Challenge -> 10 Male Characters

[1/10] - Dipper Pines (Gravity Falls)

It’s been a year since I started the blog!!!

I remember making it for simple doodles that i’d have no problem posting weekly, but I realize I’m becoming more picky with the quality of art as time goes ahahah

and I guess my artstyle has also evolved in a way that enables me to portray the ship better. I hope. Or maybe it was just me.

..also if anyone noticed, this is in fact a redraw of the first art that i posted here….not sure if being lazy or nostalgic


“I would get a great role and it would come and go and I’d think: ‘If they just gave me one more shot’, but then you realise it’s not about that. It is about a body of work and it is about learning the craft of acting for a camera. Now I think it could not have gone a better way because when the time finally came I was ready.”

365 Days of Sharon den Adel: day 297

“Well, eventually it becomes more performing the songs, but you have certain times when it’s better not to always know when to go back to the time you were writing it. Sometimes it’s very emotional and if you have that emotional kind of thing, it’s sometimes good. It will always be emotional because you will always have emotions attached to it. You have emotions and emotion, of course — heavy emotion. Certain painful memories or beautiful memories. It’s like through time, like scars  they fade a little bit. So I think on stage sometimes when you are having a certain day, it might come back very heavily. It might be better not to play the song. But most of the times it’s just playing  the songs and enjoying it. It’s also releasing and getting rid of certain negative emotions.”

Photo by © William Rutten

The Stone Tablet Database

Now that we are riding down the trough of disillusionment with Bitcoin on the Gartner Hype Curve, I want to reflect briefly on what I think is the single most interesting feature of this 7 year experiment.

The blockchain is a database in which you write once, your write is distributed across the world in millions of copies, and each copy is undeleteable. It’s a stone tablet database, except better, because the tablets can never be lost if there are a million copies.

Why don’t we see more apps that use this new form of database to its advantage? For example: a blog that can prove to have never been edited after a point in time. When a blog post is completed and ready to be imprinted permanently, you write a block to the chain that contains both the URL and a checksum of the contents. Now you can forever prove exactly what you said at this time forever into the future, unless you elect to delete/edit the post, which would nullify the imprint.

Why is this useful? Accountability for your words. If you want to say “I told you so” with authority, a date field next to a permalink should not suffice. Or even better: bets on the future. The LongNow Foundation built a whole web service for exactly this purpose, yet it is completely centralized with a single point of failure.

The most obvious use case for this form of database is for contracts and augmenting Notaries, but the legal system is always on the trailing edge of tech adoption (signed a set of legal docs with pen and paper recently?) so I’m bearish this will be a near term use of the Blockchain, despite how perfect the technology fits the need.

There is an unlimited slab of wet cement sitting in front of you. What will you write?

Trouble In Toronto

“Goooooooood Morninggggg Toronto! I’m your Host Rob Walker and todays top story is the upcoming police chiefs address on the rise in Gang Warfar-” The radio cut out as a steaming coffee cup appeared on the dash of the police cruiser. Hill took it greedily and nodded in appreciation to the officer on her right. 

“You know, when the Chief makes that address we’re all screwed right? This new officer we’re supposed to be getting from the OC couldn’t have arrived at a better time” Detective Callahaugn laughed though the situation couldn’t have been any more dire. “As long as he doesn’t admit to last months cock up in that drug raid my head is firmly off the chopping block. I’m getting a little tired of vigilantes, gangs and the general public” Maria declared, adjusting her radio slightly and sighing into her coffee as the car pulled away from the kerb, joining the dreary rush hour traffic.

“You’re in the wrong Job Hill” The detective laughed and dodged the bawled up napkin that was promptly thrown by Maria in response. “Someones got to keep law and order around here” Muttering Maria allowed her mind to drift to her earlier days in the force and inevitability… her old partner. They hadn’t parted on the best of terms and there were times when Maria wondered what had become of her. Her silent reprieve was broken only by the crackling from her radio, the sound of dispatch confirming yet another robbery of a grocery store.