Awe man college can be tough. I hope everything works out with your studies your writing and you get plenty of rest and your in good health. Could I please ask for a mini Ravi AU if it's not too troublesome.
designs like haute couture stuff that,,,,,,you probably couldn’t actually wear in real life unless you’re insanely rich and ambitious (think of it as,,,,,,one of ravi’s customers is gdragon)
wears some,,,,,interesting outfits of his own but it looks cool no matter what because he’s tall and lean, plus he’s got a full back of tattoos (imagine him with more tattoos yall)
and people might say it doesn’t take a lot of work to design, but ravi literally stays up days working on patterns and sewing and drawing
and he’ll show up to a runway show with red bull and his socks not matching in a complete frenzy because right oh my god today was the show and he forgot um uh did he bring all the pieces??????? of shit he’s missing the shoES HE FORGOT THE SHOES
and you’re his secretary, literally trying to keep ravi on schedule for interviews and shows and meeting with customers
but also keeping him hydrated and like,,,,,,having tylenol in your back pocket in case a party with any customers gets a Little Much
and it’s the first day of one of his shows in seoul and ravi is doing a last minute touch up on model ken when he literally turns to you
and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ravi,,,,,,,,,,your nose is bleeding
and he’s like shit i can’t get it on the pants - oh i got it on the pants ITS RUinED
and you run over and you’re like “it’s ok just,,,,,,,cut it out???” and ravi looks at you like you’re out of your mind
and you’re like “holes are in style???? designer taehyung is known for them-”
and ravi is like “really, you’re amazing and beautiful but that’s not a good idea”
and you’re like “im sorr- wait what”
and ravi, whose not thinking straight is like, and me the scarf from my bag
and you do and he ties it around ken’s thigh where the stain is and you’re also like trying to get a napkin to ravi’s nose
and it’s a mess but ken is up and ready to walk the runway
and he winks at you like “amazing and beautiful secretary,,,,,,ravi is laying it on thick” and you’re like GO before i kick you
and you turn back to ravi and you’re like sit down put your head back because of the blood
and as he does ravi reaches out to take your hand and he’s like “thanks for being by my side” and you’re like,,,,,,i,,,,,it’s no problem!!!!!
and when he tilts up his head,,,he’s blushing and his deep voice kinda wavers but he’s like “i,,,,meant it,,,,,,you really are,,,,amazing ,,,, to me”
you: “and beautiful?”
ravi getting even more red “Y-ye,,,yes,,,,,,,oh god im gonna have another nose bleed”
you running to get more tissues for your boss,,,,,,,and future boyfriend hehe
Hello can I request hc of RFA+V and Saeran (i'm sorry if it's too much) on yandere MC, like she turns really scary when she's jealous and threating people. Thank you I really like your blog so much~
It’s not too much at all! I love the concept of a yandere character so this was a lot of fun to write! I hope that you enjoy!~
You and Yoosung had decided to go to the mall to buy some matching outfits
As you went into the changing room, one of Yoosung’s female classmates noticed him and went to say hi
You came out just as she was hugging Yoosung telling him how good it was to see him and how they should hang out together sometime
Your eyes become dark and you fake smile, prying the girl off of your boyfriend saying to her “Maybe we could all hang out together and look at my knife collection. I could even show you some of my favorites up closely.~”
The girl laughed nervously as Yoosung seemed blissfully unaware of what you actually meant as he went to go look at another shirt
Before the girl could leave, you grabbed her arm telling her “If you ever think about touching my Yoosung again, there will be consequences, got it?”
The girl nodded in terror as you finally let go of her and Yoosung came back with another shirt for you to try on
“You’re such a yandere MC, and that’s one more reason why I love you.” Yoosung said with his own dark smirk forming on his lips
You never realized that Yoosung knew what yandere meant, but assume he knew because of all of the games that he played
The two of you walked out of the store, hand in hand, becoming the couple that everyone knew not to mess with
Zen got you front row seats to his newest musical, a production about a murder mystery
Your boyfriend performed flawlessly as usual, but it was his co-star that made you rage on the inside
She was his literal partner in crime for the production and the two of them had some intimate moments together
After the show was over, Zen invited you backstage to show you around
His co-star came up to him, telling him that his performance was amazing
Of course being the narcissist that he is, Zen took the compliment and focused all of his attention on her
You casually went over to pick up one of the prop knives and smiled cheerfully as you swiftly put the fake knife against the girl’s throat
“Looks like I could be a great murderer huh?” You said happily as the girl completely tensed up
Zen laughed awkwardly as you pulled the knife away from the girl’s throat only to press it against her stomach
“I think that if you don’t leave my Zen alone, then I may just end up having to get a real knife and slice you up.” You told the now terrified girl
You removed the fake knife from the girl as she ran out of the stage area
Zen blinked a couple of times in confusion asking “Um what was that all about MC?”
You batted your eyelashes innocently saying “It’s just that I wanted to be the one to tell you how amazing you performed tonight and not her but she ruined it. You were absolutely perfect Zen, the greatest performance I’ve ever seen.”
Zen smiled with pride as he completely forgot what just happened and started telling you how great he was
You smiled and nodded, mainly because you knew that nobody was ever going to mess with your Zen ever again
You and Jaehee decided to go to try out a new restaurant in town for a date night
It was a fancy place so you and Jaehee got extra dressed up for the special occasion
You noticed that the waitress would always smile at Jaehee and be extra kind to your girlfriend
As the night went on, Jaehee seemed to be talking more with the waitress than with you, making you very upset
Once the waitress was about to pass by, you stuck your foot out making the young girl trip and fall
Jaehee gave a worried look but you only smirked as the waitress tried desperately to clean herself up
She wondered out loud how she tripped and you replied “I stuck my leg out in front of you idiot.”
The waitress looked surprised and you got up out of your seat, kneeling down to be face to face with the scared girl telling her “And if you keep flirting with my girlfriend like that, then I’ll do something much worse than trip you.”
The girl quickly got up and bolted out of the room, much to Jaehee’s shock
“MC what were you talking about? Were you serious?” Jaehee asked as you took her hand and led her out of the restaurant
“Of course Jaehee! I can’t have anyone else trying to get close to my amazing girlfriend.” You told Jaehee as she blushed brightly
You smiled and kissed her cheek, vowing to yourself that if anyone ever tried talking to Jaehee like that again, you’d make sure they would never walk again
Jumin had dragged you to yet another business party
At first, you didn’t like going to these boring parties but you soon realized that they were a great opportunity to make sure Jumin wasn’t being harassed by any other girls
You were about to go get the two of you some drinks when you noticed a young woman going up to Jumin and talk to him
As the two of them chatted away, you grabbed two drinks, but not for you and Jumin
You walked up to the snobby woman and she looked you up and down muttering “Not very impressive.”
You simply smiled as you poured both of the drinks over the woman’s head
She shrieked, saying that she couldn’t breath but you only giggled
“The next time you ever think about talking to my Jumin, I’ll push you over a lake instead of just pouring some drinks over you. So back off. Now.” You practically growled the last part
The woman ran away and you turned to a very amused Jumin
“MC, what kind of emotion was that? I must know.” Jumin asked as you wrapped yourself around him
“That’s just my way of showing my love for you Jumin. Now lets go home and I can show you how much I really love you.” You said to Jumin as you lead him out of the party room
Jumin still was unsure what he had witnessed but you knew that if any other girl would try and get close to them that you would simply toss them out of the way
You had finally convinced Seven to take you out on a date and he decided to go to the movies with you
It was a sold out show but the two of you didn’t mind and went anyway
Your seats were towards the back, next to a couple of girls who eyed you and Seven up
Seven sat down next to you and you snuggled up against him, hoping that the girls would get the point
But they must have been oblivious and one of them came up to Seven telling him that he was cute and his glasses were adorable
Seven smiled sheepishly but you got up from your seat and pushed the girl down on her own saying to her “Leave my boyfriend alone or else you will pay. Severely.”
The couple of girls looked scared out of their minds and left the movie theater
You smiled as you went to sit back down next to Seven again
He put his arm around you and whispered “That was the coolest thing that you’ve ever done. I love you MC.”
You kissed him on the cheek and cuddled closer to him, ignoring the movie as you kept thinking about how you would always protect Seven from anyone else who would even dare to say anything to him
You and V took evening walks in the park almost ever night since he found it relaxing
You were use to people offering to help V because of his poor eyesight and for the most part, you didn’t mind
Until one evening as you and V took your walk, holding hands as you helped guide him
Someone called you on your phone, making the two of you stop for a minute
You stepped only a few feet away to take the call but as soon as you finished up, you saw some girl clinging onto V’s arm
She was insisting on helping him since he couldn’t see well but he was politely declining
You stomped over to the two of the them and ripped the girl away from your boyfriend’s arm
“Unless you want to become blind like my boyfriend, I suggest that leave us alone. Right now.” You said in a sinister voice to the now scared
She tried to come up with a weak excuse about how she was only trying to help V but you walked over to her and looked her straight in the eyes saying “If you don’t leave right this second then I’ll not only blind you, but I’ll shut up that little mouth of yours.”
The girl ran away too scared to even try and argue with you
You smiled triumphantly as you walked over to a very confused V
“M-MC… Were you… Was that…” V tried to say but you only grabbed his hand again and continued to walk down the pathway
“Don’t worry about anything V, I’ll make sure to always protect you from any unwanted visitors.” You said happily to the still confused V
But no one, and you mean no one, would ever lay a hand on V ever again unless they wanted to be dead
Saeran was still going to therapy to try and become a functional member of society again after he escaped Mint Eye
He was making great progress thanks to your help and encouragement and he was honestly so grateful to have you in his life
You always met up with Saeran after his sessions to go to the ice cream shop and enjoy each other’s company
It seemed like any other day until you both got to the ice cream shop
The two of you ordered and were happily chatting until a girl came up to Saeran and told him that she’s seen him around there a lot and wanted to get to know him better
Saeran gave her a “No thanks” and continued to talk to you
But the girl was persistent and asked for his phone number so she could call him sometime
Saeran was about to tell her to leave until you got up from your seat and grabbed the girl’s shirt saying “He said no. If you keep bothering my boyfriend then I will make you pay, limb by limb.”
The girl became confused and terrified and bolted out of the shop
Saeran smirked at you as you happily finished your ice cream
As the two of you were walking home, Saeran said “I never knew that you could act like that MC. I kind of loved it.”
“Anything to protect my Saeran!” You said as you smiled and he smiled, grabbing your hand
That was the first time in a very long time that you saw Saeran smile so you secretly decided to act that way all of the time, all for your Saeran
Post Concert Thoughts
- bts is so tan, their skin is gorgeous
- namjoon has such good english, actually they all do I’m so proud
- jin fucking nailed his solo I’ve never screamed louder in my life
- yoongi swore on stage and it saved my soul
- jimin looks like an actual angel irl
- taehyung is such a cinnamon bun and made 300 hearts at the crowd
- you could feel how confident jhope is and how much he adores army
- jungkook is an actual sweetheart who according to namjoon practiced his ending speech over and over just so it would be perfect for the fans
- I have never had more fun than I did at this concert
Tagged by @manonblaxkbeak I’ve never posted a selfie before either but here we go
Rules: Post lock screen, home screen, last song, and a selfie
So explanation for my awkward selfie: we were taking my senior pictures (joy) and I got bored and since I actually looked nice and could get good angles and good lighting for once so I took some selfies while they were figuring out camera stuff. hence the awkward face because I hate my teeth-smile on camera 🙃
Ummmmmmmmmmmmm i tag @rebornasqueen @readerofthewilderwest and @liograce because idk who else has been tagged (oops)
For Supergirl: Lena, Kara, Alex, Maggie, and Reader are chilling in R's apartment. They're all watching Glee season 4 and all except reader are genuinely surprised when they see that Marley Rose looks exactly like Kara. And then they ask Kara to sing for them and When she does sing for them R can't help but grab her guitar and sing along.
A/N: Sorry if anything about the Marley Rose stuff is wrong, I don’t actually know anything about Glee - especially the later stuff. Hope this is all right for you, though.
So I watched Power Rangers last night.
And yeah, it was good and nerdy and full of little references and nods, but you know what I really loved?
I got to see an autistic superhero.
Not just a character I could headcanon as autistic, no, I got a superhero who looks people dead in the eyes and says “I’m on the spectrum”.
I got a superhero who info dumps, stims, and has special interests.
I got to see a superhero ask someone to stop touching them, not laugh at that epic joke.
I got to see a little bit of myself.
And true, it could have been better.
We could have gotten better writing, better representation but I got to see an autistic superhero. I got to see a black, male, autistic superhero, and that’s something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime.
I don’t know if other people will realize how important this is, but his autism wasn’t the butt of a joke.
It wasn’t some feel-good moment about overcoming his “disability”. He wasn’t there to be comic relief or anything else.
He is a superhero. With autism.
I just sat and stared at a screen the size of my house, with hundreds of other people, and got to see myself, my community displayed in a positive way in mainstream, really epic media.
A superhero. With autism.
“I don’t like your main character. He’s kind of obnoxious.” my beta reader laughingly told me, after reading the first chapter of my novel.
On the surface, I looked like this:
Inside, I looked like this:
Aloud, I said “Oh, well, he’s kind of hard to understand. He changes by the end.”
Inside, I screamed “How could you not like him?! Do you have a heart?! Is there a void where your soul should be?! Are you actually a Dementor that’s really good at makeup? Well, I guess this is what the Dementors are doing after getting kicked out of Azkaban!”
Outside: “But I really enjoyed it!” *Hugs between broken writer and Dementor in disguise* “Thank you for reading!"
But you know what? That person that might be a soul-sucking cloaked demon creature? They were right. The character was unlikable, or more accurately, there was no reason to cheer him on. There was nothing to make the reader connect with him, relate to him, transfer themselves into his story, feel affection towards him.
And if the reader doesn’t connect with the character through empathy? Nothing else in the story can work. Everything relies on this one fictional person. The basic definition of story is "A flawed hero with a goal overcoming obstacles to reach that goal, and how that journey changes them.” So without character, you don’t have story. Without empathy from the reader, you don’t even have character.
So what is empathy when it comes to characters?
It’s the process of a reader transferring their own lives onto the character. When this happens, the character’s goal and inner desires, values and weaknesses, everything about them, become proxies for our own. We learn of a shared piece of human nature between us, something we have in common on a significant inner level, and suddenly we want to see this character succeed. Because now, they are us – and we want to see ourselves succeed in real life. We feel what they feel, we experience what they experience.
The best way to sum up character empathy in my opinion, is this quote from C.S.Lewis: “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ‘Really? You too? I thought I was the only one!’”
Which doesn’t mean the character has to be an angelic little cherub …
There are characters that operate in a moral gray area, there are characters that are downright awful, there are characters that shouldn’t be lovable …but we love them. So this is NOT saying that a main character has to be a perfect angel that rescues baby squirrels when they’re not busy volunteering at the local soup kitchen, it just means there’s something WORTHWHILE in the character that persuades the reader to stick around. We need a reason to relate with that at-first-glance unlikable character. Just as we have flawed people in our own lives who we can forgive and love.
A good quote for this one would be this, by G.K.Chesterton: “That’s the great lesson of Beauty and the Beast; that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
So how does a writer accomplish a good empathetic connection?
Luckily for us, establishing this only takes a little planning in the beginning of the story. Certain elements foster empathy, elements which you can give to your character and display in the story. Making sure to incorporate a few of these will ensure that first connection between reader and character. A connection which you, the author, will then be able to grow. It’s this tiny first note of shared humanity which deepens into those important links we hold with characters. We’re living people, they’re imagined and comprised of words on a page; yet these people can be friends to us, family, mentors, role models, and become some of the most influential people in our lives.
And how does that begin? Evoking empathy.
And how do you evoke empathy? Well here are the characteristics that human beings instinctively identify with and admire …
– Courage (This is the one EVERY main character should possess. Gumption to pursue what they want separates main from background characters.)
It’s a good plan to give your main character at least FIVE of these empathetic little “virtues.”
If this sounds like a resume, that’s kind of what it is. “Dear Potential Reader, I’m applying for the job of Main Character of this book series. I aspire to consume your every waking thought and drastically change your life, for better and worse.” It’s a diagram of the worthwhile traits of the hero, the characteristics that win us over, which promise the reader “If you follow my story, knowing me – and experiencing the story through me – will be well worth your time.”
These traits will be displayed in the set-up of the story, the first ten pages or so. But the story CANNOT stop to let the character exhibit these winning behaviors; the story must KEEP PROGRESSING, every empathetic element must be shown with a story reason for existing within a scene. Like exposition, empathy needs to be added in subtly, as the story motors onward, slipping into the reader’s knowledge without them noticing. If it’s a scene created for the express purpose of convincing the reader “This character is lovable! Love them! I said love them!” then it will be glaringly obvious and the reader will feel the exact opposite. (They’ll also feel that way about the author, incidentally.)
Now! How does this work?
Harry is the poster child for being treated unfairly. Yet in the face of the abusive treatment of his childhood, Harry is courageous. He does not succumb to the Dursley’s relentless campaign to stamp the magic out of him, and become a proper Dursley; though this would’ve won their approval, put him in their good graces, and made his life exponentially easier – but he didn’t do it. He knew they were wrong, knew what was right, and refused to become like them. So heck yes Sorting Hat, there is “plenty of courage, I see”. He was loved by his parents, by the three that dropped him off at his Aunt and Uncle’s, and by the majority of the Wizarding World. He’s also snarky, loving, and in constant danger.
Every reason why we care about Judy is established in the first few scenes. She’s courageous. She’s funny. She’s loved by her parents. She’s motivated by noble values. Definitely goal oriented, hard working, and smart. She’s also in imminent danger, and being treated unfairly.
If we took out the pieces of the story meant to evoke our empathy, what would happen?
Nobody would care. Judy Hopps would have been an annoying, smug, and consumed by ruthless ambition. Harry Potter would have ceased to exist because everything about him is empathetic.
Establishing these early allows us to begin the process of temporarily transferring our lives into a story. Or in the case of some life-changing stories, not temporarily transferring, but letting them become part of our souls forever.
Yup, having your story connect with a reader forever starts with just a little empathy. Pretty useful.
Oh, and speaking of souls, give me mine back, Dementor reader. I learned how to make people like my characters. Now you’re out of the Azkaban job and the beta reading job.
i absolutely hate it when advice posts tell you to study all the time. i just read one that said, “if you sleep now, you’ll dream. if you study now, you’ll live your dream.” i mean, it could be metaphorical, but it’s actually a really unhealthy message. studying constantly is not healthy. you need to have a balanced life. you need to have a social life, you need to exercise, you need to sleep. how on earth can you be the best version of yourself if you only study? look after yourself. get at least 6 hours sleep a night. eat healthy food. go outside and see your friends. do things that you love. studying constantly, through the night and day, is not good for you at all. and it’s time that the studyblr community learned that.
Every time I go to Home Depot I look at the sheds displayed in the parking lot and think, “I could live in that one”. And I mean, for size and price, it’s actually a plausible thing! It’d be a lot of work to finish and outfit it, wire it for electricity, do the plumbing, and I’d need another smaller shed for my beekeeping and canning stuff, but hey, it’s cheaper than a house. It’s got real stairs and eveything!
I think people should learn more about what they are listening to. They need/should actually HEAR what they are listening to every day. People generally listen to music because it “sounds” good. Not many people listen to songs for the lyrics. I think that people should, the band took the time to write the song, not just the instrumental part, but the lyric part to. I hear people say things like “Yeah that band rules” or “I love that band their music is so cool!” and they can’t even understand what the group is actually talking about. Songs from bands like RAMMSTEIN, KMFDM, NIN, M.M., and more popular ones like the bands played a lot on the radio. People could at least hop on the web and look at the song lyrics or find an English translation so they know what the band is saying, or maybe ask someone who is a big fan and who knows what the band is saying. It’s not that hard, and I think it will cut down on a lot of the people in this society that are shallow and naïve who just look at the front cover of a book, and not the pages… to twist around that quote a little.
okay yes this whole scene is amazing etc etc but can we talk about how isak looks at even in this gif? you can literally see the love in his eyes, and how much he admires the boy standing in front of him. how incredibly lucky he feels that he only is a couple of centimeters away from the man of his life , not to mention how lucky he feels that last night actually happened amirite???? i also absolutely love how weak isak looks, just by looking at even; how he looks like he could fall apart any second because he loves this guy way too much for his own good. i mean he’s barely even had the chance to wake up yet, but i’m pretty sure he can already tell this will be one of the best days of his whole entire life, because he gets to spend it knowing that he’s got even. and it’s not really hard to miss how badly he wants to kiss him, but then again he doesn’t really mind watching him dance for a little while longer… so this post is a mess but so am i after seeing this like 50 times so just shh
hi! I love your art! I was wondering if you could make a tutorial on how to add variety to drawing characters. all my characters look like carbon copies of each other with different hairstyles. thanks!
I wish I could make an extensive tutorial about this but tbh I’m not an expert on the subject. I’ll try to give you some written tips though!
I think the main reason why lots of people have problems with variety is the fear (sometimes subconscious) of making your character look ‘ugly’.
First of all, something I’d recommend doing this, but instead of trying to achieve the ‘perfect face’, try doing a bunch of different ones and keep them! Also, here’s some actual tutorials to help you out (x) (x)
One very good exercise is drawing your friends, trying to capture their main features. Maybe their face is very long? They have big lips? Small eyes? This is amazing for lots of reasons because:
-you’ll practice a lot -you don’t need to bother with lineart -by staring at their photos for so long, you’ll see how different real humans look and you can use such features for your characters -you can show it to them if you’re satisfied!!
I’d also recommend to look at how your favourite artists draw faces and specific features, you can definetely take some of them and merge them in your style!
This wasn’t much of a tutorial but I hope it was helpful nonetheless! Thank you for the compliments and have a good day!