and finally got the courage

Heey! I drew this a while ago on my artblog (@imagiart) but I really wanted you to see it and I finally got the courage to submit this!

I really love your videos and especially the ones with personalities. You never fail to make me smile, which is kinda rare for me lately, so thank you very much!

~ Your nonbinary fan

Thomas: GASSSSSSSSSP!!!!!!! This is… EPIC!!!! I love it so much, THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!
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Finally got the courage to buy new jeans today. And I went from a Juniors 15 and 17 which is probably a women’s 16. To a woman’s size 6. 😭🎉😁💪🏾 Hard work definitely pays off and I’m nowhere near done.

HW/SW: 202lbs
CW: 167lbs
GW: 145lbs
Height: 5'2

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Hey, I’m accepting commissions now!! 

Full body: $20
Half body: $15
Doodles: $10

  • I’ll draw: Fanart, OCs, shipping stuff, fantrolls, self-inserts, AUs, etc.
  • No NSFW though.
  • Extra characters will cost half the final price!
  • Payment will be through Paypal!

If you’re interested, or have any questions, please message me here on tumblr or at iamnotamuffin.art@gmail.com ! I’ll try to respond back as soon as possible! I’ve never done commissions before so I apologize in advance if I’m awkward, haha

  • What Otabek Says: I'm fine
  • What He Means: Yuri Plisetsky has the unforgettable eyes of a soilder and I've been in love with him ever since we were kids. I finally got the courage to talk to him and be friends, I can listen to him talk for hours on end. Then he told me davai when I was about to skate and that meant so much to me and then I told him davai and he skated so beautifully I didn't even care that I lost because look at my friend winning gold! Now we visit eachothers homes and listen to music together with red headphones like the red string of fate and he had the most beautiful smile when I tried Katsudon. Also he got this egg, painted my face on it and looks like he is going to eat it and I am blessed~
A day late, but still worth saying

2016 was the year I took an amazing vacation with my husband, the year I became adult enough to conquer makeup, high heels, and my hair, and the year I discovered my chronic exhaustion was just an easily-remedied iron deficiency.

It was also the year I lost my grandmother, the year my son accidentally broke another child’s arm (really, there’s nothing like having to hunt down every single witness to the incident to determine, beyond a doubt, that it WAS an accident), and the year we had to replace our fence, our air conditioner, and one of our cars, so there’s that.

BUT.

2016 was also the year I was finally, for the first time, no longer an X-Phile all by myself, the year I started reading fanfic for the first time, and the year I finally got up the courage to post my own writing.  Checking in with this community has become one of the high points of my every day.

I want to thank @crossedbeams, @kateyes224, and @chileananderson for being AMAZING sounding boards, and @mangokiwitropicalswirl, @lyndsaybones, @scullywolf, @leiascully, @moonprincess92nz, @a-january-girl, and @ihavefeministbones for your encouragement.  Also for your amazing writing, naturally.

Thank you @mldrgrl, @scienceandmysticism, @h0ldthiscat, @aloysiavirgata, @storybycorey, @2momsmakearight, @edierone, @all-these-ghosts, @how-i-met-your-mulder, @alittlemissfit, @everydaymsr, @need-not@baronessblixen, @piecesofscully, @icedteainthebag, @somekindofseizure, @thetvmouse, @tatooedlaura-blog, and @foxmulders, for all of your incredible writing that I read, re-read, and re-re-read so often that I know parts of it by heart.

Thank you @noamchimpsky, @mulderswaterbed, @bohoartist, @conversationinthehallway@msrpolaroidproject, @allyinthekeyofx, @muldez, and @megdoesart for your art, videos, and giftsets.

Thank you @campaignofmisinformation, @dangerscully, @defnotmeyo, @ad-zella, @i-dont-wanna-wrestle, @knowleitall-super-soldier, @startwreck, @snowvitamins, @xfile-cabinetx, @stellagibsonisalifeforce, @thethirstisoutthere, @whatfallsaway, @therobbinsnest, @damselindistressmya, and everyone else (because I KNOW I’m missing some) for Sunday evenings full of ridiculous and usually dirty commentary during our weekly re-watch chat.

Thank you @txf-fic-chicks, for providing me with enough non-tumblr and non-AO3 reading material to keep me distracted from being a responsible adult for the rest of my life.

Thank you @cosmic-files-87, @sunshinetoday, @suncrossed, @datanullyx, @season5scullyhair, @specialtrampagentotters, @becksndot5, @thegilliantimes, @fistful-of-fandom, @settle-down-frohike, @gladlybeyondanyxperience, @your-perfect-opposite, @cuminspice, @gazeatscully, @escapedownkennedylane, @fawkesmulder, @my1in5-billion, @nostalgicphile, @tofutti-rice-dreamsicle, @xfiles-behind-the-scenes, @bedeliadumaurier, @thexxit, @myassbrokethefall, @justaprettycoolkeychain, @jharu, @scullyphile, @nine-minutes, @throughtimeandstarlight, @jamofappreciation, @id-do-it-for-free-babe, @noifsandsorbees, @anicepieceofash, and @emceecapitalc, for reading, liking, commenting, and reblogging, whether on my work, or on the work of others that I might not otherwise have seen.  The more I have to read, the more art I have to drool over, and the more gifsets and screen caps I have to sigh over, the happier I am.

Thank you @random-nerdery, who may or may not see this (but whom I will hug as soon as I get to work on Tuesday, one way or another), for being the most wonderful, supportive, kindest, and amazing friend I could possibly ask for.

And finally, a HUGE thanks to @stupideffinbee, not just for sharing all manner of awesome stuff on a huge number of subjects, but for being the first person to follow me and the first person to reblog my writing.  It truly meant the world to me.

I know, I know, I absolutely know that I’m forgetting people, but I just want to say that I appreciate this entire community more than I can say.  The past few months would have been infinitely harder without you, and I can’t wait to see how awesome 2017 is with all of you in it.

Happy New Year!!!        

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Basic GIF Tutorial:
I know a while back I though about making a gif tutorial for you guys and I finally got the courage up today to do it! Keep in mind this is my first video and my anxiety hopefully didn’t make this weird.

If you have any questions just ask and I hope this is helpful :)

I watched the Maximum Ride movie.

I finally got up the courage to watch the Maximum Ride movie. I have been in love with those books since day one and I was so worried they were going to destroy it.

I’d like to say those worries were unwarranted, however that would be a lie.

Max is the only female character I’ve ever been able to read without getting frustrated, because she was only one who didn’t act like such a GIRL. I’ve always been a tomboy and tough, and I’ve never been emotional, and that’s how Max is. I connected to her. I felt like my gender was finally being represented properly, and not as a giant stereotype. Max was obnoxious and did not represent a powerful, capable, young girl. Max always inspired me to try my best and be tough as nails. She was a natural leader, who DID NOT lead by disrespecting the rest of the Flock. She was a big sister/mother figure, and she would do anything to make her Flock happy.

This Max seemed whiny, bitchy even, and WHAT THE HELL was she wearing? Since when did max wear a freaking bikini top under a shredded wife-beater? And why did she not look Mexican AT ALL?? She’s supposed to be half, though she looked more white. But this girl looked as white as you can get! No way in hell she had Mexican in her. Ella didn’t look Mexican either, even though Dr. Martinez was so very obviously Mexican.

Moving to Fang:
Just WHAT?! Why the hell did he have so many lines? He was supposed to be dark and mysterious; he moved without a sound and rarely spoke. Why was his hair so short and light? Why weren’t his eyes brown? Why was he a fucking Hollister Model?
And I get that Fang was in love with Max way before everything, but Max considers him her BEST FRIEND, her RIGHT WING MAN, and they tried to force a romantic connection from the get-go. To make it worse, he had ZERO chemistry with Max, so no matter how the relationship was swung it just did not work.

Angel had like no lines??? She was the mysterious one instead of Fang, and I’m annoyed.

AND WHAT THE FUCK WAS IGGY EVEN DOING?! They made him USELESS. He couldn’t fight, he didn’t cook ONCE, he had no connection with Gazzy (his best friend, his shadow) and he didn’t build one bomb. Iggy was just as much a pyromaniac as Gazzy, and this guy did freaking nothing through the whole film. Plus: Where was his sense of humor?! That’s my favorite thing about him!

Nudge was not that much of a drama queen until later. She certainly never tried to escape the house to go shopping. She wasn’t so stupid that she would put everyone in danger so easily.
Not to mention she was TWELVE.
She also went with Max and Fang to rescue Angel, and was with Fang when Max was shot and with Dr. Martinez.

FANG WAS NOT THERE. That whole situation from beginning to end was WRONG.

I think the only one in the Flock I can’t complain about is Gazzy. He was adorable.

Why was everyone wearing sleeveless tops??

Ari was a mess of bad acting and horrendous makeup choices. He couldn’t hardly talk through those teeth. He was a joke.

Actually I realize that NONE OF THEM were very useful. Their fighting skills weren’t worth CRAP, when they’re supposed to be incredible fighters and super tough.

Their wings?!?!?!?!?!

Max’s visions caused her EXTREME pain, she didn’t just pass out.

All in all, it’s a fairly entertaining film if you can look passed the many, MANY flaws. And I suppose if you’ve never read the books then it’s great. Most of the acting was decent, Max and Ari were the only ones painful to watch. I’m definitely disappointed, but I think I’d watch a sequel, and I might watch this one again…. Like I said, it was an entertaining film all in all…just not as much so as I would have liked.

On December 22nd I hit 1000 followers, Currently I’m already almost at 1050…. I’m shocked, absolutely blown away that 1000 people like my blog. When I had started in late June, I had just wanted to meet people who also like jjba, and to improve on drawing. It’s really hard to really fathom that I’ve already hit 1000 before 2016 ended. I just really wanted to say thank you and tag a few friends who have made my bd/dailyjjba experience absolutely splendorous.

@dailyshadowdio Literally the mod of this blog is an angel, she’s super sweet and a really great person to be around. When I had first started we had interacted once or twice…. and then fast forward a bunch of lovely followers and I finally got the courage to actually message the mod, and it started off with Jotaro burning down DIO’s house. It was a great start if you couldn’t tell. I’m still having a hard time processing that you are my friend to this day because your so amazing. Thank you for being here.

@dailykakyoin *inhales* B O I. Literally you are a ray of sunshine, and I don’t know what I’d do without my good ol Kak bud. We interact a lot and I love seeing asks from you in my inbox, you’re art is adorable just like you and your personality. You’re a really sweet person, and I’m really glad I got to talk with you and send memes back and forth. Thank you so much…

@daily-foofighters FOOF!!! You’re a sweet and adorable bean, and I love seeing your art… thank for drawing ocean man and his precious plankton daughter… literally almost cried over it.. YOU ARE JUST OVERALL A SUPER SUPER NICE PERSON AND I WANT YOU TO BE VERY HAPPY AND CONFIDENT ABOUT URSELF!! ;o; i love u foof…. tysm…

@dailysmolnareff C A M I. We don’t exactly talk much outside of discord servers but its always so nice to have you around, you’re super sweet and i think ur laugh is adorable tbh. I really wish I could give you a big hug cause you deserve one, thanks for being my friend ;;;;

@daily-caesar adam………. u fucker….. how dare you keep killing off your precious event shzrs… I can forgive you but pls no more death… I’m so glad we talk, you overall are sweet as sugar and really kind to me, letting me talk about the most random of shit at times. ily now lets fucking fight

@poorlydrawnjosephjoestar LEMON!!!! the sweetest lemon I know and love, you’re super super super super super nice and have the good memes… and to top it off your art is absolutely stunning and adorable and im love it…. BUT BOY DO YOU LIKE TO BREAK MY HEART WITH THESE SAD HEADCANONS.

@daily-giogio paigepaigepaigepaigepaigepaigepaigepaige, you know the drill. CUTE FACE CUTE ART CUTE PERSONALITY, and boy do you love giomis!!! Tbh I didn’t really ship anyone from VA until you kept showing me Giomis and now I have subscribed to it because its rly cute, cheeto puff pants and his ladybug shall be together forever… also remember that promise we gotta get fat and old together, I love u.

@dailybrandio The child,,,, the precious precious bean.. Pure as Jonathan Joestar… You are super young and sweet and really fucking strong and mature and being friends with you is a wonderful experience, I know things are tough right now for you but it’ll get better, I promise. Thanks for not giving up..!!!

@dailyenricopucci pasta im love you, ur a good pucci even though I feel betrayed that he isnt as nice as i was told…. but i love how compassionate you are abt animals… boy I love animal content.. Not only that but you are really dedicated to your AU and art and thats just really admirable. Im glad we are friends ;o;

Just going to also tag some people I enjoy, and wish to talk to more because y’all are sweethearts and I could go on for hours typing up reasons why, but I WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT YOU BEING HERE LOOKING AT MY OCEAN MAN

@dailyavdol, @daily4taro, @poorlydrawnjosukeh, @poorly-drawn-dinopants,

@weeklyheavendio, @dailyndoul, @dailyhierophantgreen, @dailyhamonpires, @dailyabdul, @clackerss, @pompadxur, @stoneslept !

Once again I really cannot thank you all enough for sticking around, tomorrow will be the final daily until we move onto 2017. I’m excited to see what 2017 will turn out to be. I love you all so much and thank you for reaching such a large milestone for my blog, I really dunno how you all got here but thank you.

haunting-song  asked:

Okay, finally got the courage to send in this request! How about Zen as a merman meeting a human MC? It can be like The Little Mermaid if you like; both he and Ariel share that same inner strength and determination, a big reason as to why they are two of my all-time favorite characters. <3 Or it can be a plot of your own design. The idea of Zen as a merman sounds really awesome because he *does* look like he can come from another world, and I'm sure he'd look great as one. c: Thank you so much!

When I tried writing this, Zen always somehow ended up being a siren rather than a merman and took lots of rewriting trying to figure out a plot to use, but I finally did it! Sorry for the wait, and thank you for requesting! I really want to make a full multi-part/chaptered fic with this because I had a much deeper plot in mind, buuuut for now I’ll leave it like this. (I’ll post my fic ideas for what the deeper plot of it is later tho)


There was something about the land that seemed so fascinating to a sea-dweller like Zen. Perhaps because it was a world he doesn’t know much of and wanted to learn more, or perhaps it was out of mere curiosity. Humans were such strange creatures, and though they were interesting, they were quite dangerous towards merpeople.

What was it about immortality that made humans act so violent and greedy to get a chance at it? It wasn’t like the humans knew if those legends about merpeople were true. …Well, the legends of merpeople and their link towards immortality weren’t too far off. Zen himself has never come into contact with a human, but he has heard stories from others, so despite his curiosity towards the complicated creatures, he did maintain a safe distance from them.

But even so, Zen wanted to see what the land was like. The merman couldn’t leave the sea for too long, but he did enjoy spending some time on the shore in the middle of the night with no humans in sight as his eyes scanned around the area and starry sky.

It was just like any regular night with him spending some idle time on the shore when Zen picked up on some footsteps in the sand. He glanced around and saw a human from afar. You were walking along the shore, unable to find some sleep and decided to go for a quick stroll. Zen immediately retreated back to the water, but he couldn’t help but be curious. This was his first time seeing a human after all, so he stayed behind, still keeping a safe distance away and hidden away by the night.

You sit down onto the sand with a heavy sigh, wiggling your toes in the grains that offer ticklish sensations. The corners of your lips mar themselves into a frown as you recall something unpleasant from the day, and out of frustration, you pick up a small stone and throw it into the water. You were expecting to hear a splash, but all you heard instead was a voice.

“Ow!”

Your eyes widen, and you immediately stand up in a panic. “Who’s there?!”

Zen was about to leave at risk of getting caught, but he can see the fear in your expression, and he bites his lip. Human or not, he wasn’t one to leave a woman in distress. Trying to push away the thoughts of what the consequences might be, the merman makes himself known to you. “You should be careful throwing stuff into the ocean. People live here.”

Confusion etches its way onto your features as this gorgeous young man is revealed in the moonlight, his silvery white hair catching the moonlight in all the right ways. “Who…are you?” You ask slowly before your eyes look into the water and realize that this young man doesn’t have any legs but a— “Are you a merman?!” You gasp in awe and wonder.

There’s a small moment of silence before Zen asks, “…Are you not going to try to catch me to eat me?”

“What? Why would I do that?” Your face scrunches up in disgust at the idea.

“Isn’t that what you humans do with us? Eating the flesh of us merfolk to gain immortality?”

You furrow your eyebrows together. “I have no idea what kind of humans you’ve been hanging out with, but I’m not like that.” Suddenly realizing how rude you were being, you quickly introduce yourself, offering your name to the merman.

“I’m Zen,” the male introduces himself to you after coming to the decision that you seem friendly enough.

After that, it sort of became a natural occurrence for the two of you to meet up on the shore in the middle of the night. Both you and Zen engaged in conversations about each other’s world, interested in the way the other lived; however, the conversations started to shift at some point. It was no longer about the other’s world as a whole, but about the other as a person. The topics of discussion changed from the foods people eat to your favourite type of food, or places that exist to places you’ve been to and would want to visit.

“You know,” Zen starts one day, “we’re always talking here on the shore. How about we go a bit further into the water?”

You hesitate for a moment. “I-I would like to, but…the thing is…I don’t know how to swim. I-I’m afraid of drowning, to be honest, especially at night with nobody else around.”

“I’m here,” Zen reminds you with a reassuring smile. “I’ll keep you safe.”

You don’t know why, but you end up trusting the merman. You give a slow nod of your head. “Okay then, tomorrow night. I’ll be sure to wear my swimsuit.”

As promised, the next night, you had worn a swimsuit underneath your usual attire. Warmth crawled up to Zen’s cheeks as he watched you strip down to it before you take a few steps into the water. “It’s cold!” You complain with a shiver, but you don’t back out. You’ve already gone this far.

You continue walking, the seafloor getting deeper and deeper, and a sense of anxiety fills you the more your body is submerged in water. You’re on your tiptoes by now, and Zen immediately goes to your side, grabbing hold of your hand. “It’s okay, I’m right here. Just relax…”

You nod, putting your faith and trust in the merman, and he guides you a bit further into the water, squeezing your hand and not once letting go. You kick your legs around for a bit, trying to figure out what kind of movement would help you stay afloat, and after a while, you finally get used to it. Even after becoming more comfortable, however, Zen doesn’t let go of you, tilting his head to the side as he stares at you.

“This is the closest we’ve ever been,” the merman notes with a small hum, the sound ringing pleasantly in your ear.

You find yourself blushing at the realization, and offer an awkward sound of acknowledgement, finding yourself unable to trust your own voice at the moment. At your silence, Zen decides to continue, “It’s a bit strange… I didn’t expect humans to be so…soft to the touch. It’s nice, and I quite like it.”

Almost as though to prove his point, Zen trails a finger along the length of your arm, starting from the wrist all the way to your shoulders. Your heart leaps in your chest when he doesn’t stop, dragging all of his fingers now along the column of your neck to your jawline before cupping your cheek. Your heart hammers against you when Zen locks his gaze with yours.

There’s something about the way he looks at you that makes your cheeks flush. Somehow, it seems like your senses are heightened, and you can take note of every single detail. Your forms reflected on the surface of the water. The moonlight illuminating the pair of you. The subtle sounds of moving water. The warmth of Zen’s body against yours. The way his shaky breaths mix with yours in the small space between your lips as Zen leans closer towards you, tilting his head to the side which allows some of his hair around his shoulders to fall off.

You close your eyes in anticipation, and you feel Zen’s lips on the corner of your mouth. He lingers there for a moment before suddenly leaning back, almost as though just realizing what he was doing.

“I-I’m sorry, I don’t know why I—I-I just felt like…” The merman stumbles with his words before trailing off, the redness of his cheeks plainly obvious even in the darkness of the night.

You squeeze Zen’s hand, prompting him to look up at you. “I think I understand…”

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Everyone had told you to just go for it, but you were sure she didn’t feel the same way. You loved her, you truly did but you didn’t think that someone as brilliant as her would fall for you. However, you were proven wrong when you finally got the courage to ask her out. She had said yes and you still couldn’t believe it.

Requested By: Anonymous