and i decided to post it here as well

i’ve decided that this is going to be my final post here. not for any bad reasons (as i’m doing quite fine), but because i no longer derive pleasure from blogging and that was the reason why i joined this website in the first place

i will find inspiration from life, continue to write and live as well as i can

thank you for following my adventures

Here’s a quickie comic I drew about a year ago. It’s been sitting in my “drafts” folder since then.

I can’t decide if this is the type of comic where I should just post it with no commentary or if I need to write an essay’s worth talking about how I feel about teaching children about consent and how it relates to my own experiences as an adolescent and young adult. I can say, I wasn’t taught as well as I would have liked as a kid that even though it’s tickling and it’s fun… if you want it to stop, you should say NO and people should listen to you. I’m working hard to make sure my kids understand that, with more success at some times than others.

I guess I did include some commentary!

francy does blog compliments 💛

hi hello i hope you’re all doing really well and thank you for 700 followers! i honestly cannot believe so many of you chose to click that follow button but i am very very happy and grateful you did!

as a thank you, i’ve decided to do blog compliments, which i’ve seen some people doing and it’s honestly the cutest thing

RULES:

💛reblog this post

💛maybe follow this mess of a human that is yours truly

💛send an ask (anon or not) with this (💛- yellow heart) emoji + a url of someone you want to receive a compliment & i will respond with a compliment for that person (@-ing them ofc) as well a compliment for you (if you do it off anon) (if you want to include your own compliments in the ask, feel free to do so as well!)

thank you again so much and here’s to hoping this doesn’t flop 🍻

mysticdelphox97  asked:

I'm gonna be real original and ask Alain and Mairin c:

Well I’m 100% ok with that originality! 

Mairin:

Sexuality Headcanon: bi/pan sexual (haven’t really decided), demiromantic
Gender Headcanon: cis girl
A ship I have with said character:

I’ll give you one guess.

A friendship I have with said character:

Hmmmm… I’m gonna say TSME/XY&Z era AlaMano here just because I literally can’t think of anything else rn. She needs more friends who are not Serena (sorry Serena likers). And of course her friendship with Chespie needs to be mentioned :3

A NOTP I have with said character: 

basically her with anyone who isn’t Alain, I don’t like imagining my ships with someone else…

A random headcanon:

hmmm I’d like to think of something new since I have talked about my headcanons quite a lot. I hc she has a good imagination (and she’s creative in many ways). One of my headcanons include her illustrating the mega evolution book and and Alain work on when they are adults. When they are traveling in new places (such as Alola) she always carries paper and pens/water colors with her so she can stop and draw when she sees something beautiful (that annoys Alain because he doesn’t care about such things, he just wants to get into his next destination).

Sometimes when she’s not busy with her gym she also helps Alain with his patients and is much more capable of soothing them than Alain.

I just remembered, I recently talked with @fairy-amy about Mairin’s clothes and we thought that maybe she uses clothes like that because she’s not ok with her body. It will be a while until she learns to accept it is fine the way it is.

General Opinion over said character: 

♥♥♥ Do I need to say more? (I’m just gonna repeat that while she’s not the deepest/best developed character, she’s adorable and gold hearted and relatable and much more and has such a cute design too and I adore her. Surprise.)

Alain:

Sexuality Headcanon: demisexual, demiromantic

Gender Headcanon: cis man

A ship I have with said character: I can only hope I have made it clear enough earlier :D :D (Sry it just feels stupid to say marissonshipping over and over again)

A friendship I have with said character: with Charizard. They belong together like Ash and Pikachu do. 

A NOTP I have with said character: 

him with everyone who isn’t M  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m protective of my ships

A random headcanon: 

something new for Alain… Well, we all saw how athletic he was during TF arc (jumping into the megalith and all) so I could say that before he met Prof Sycamore and got under his protection, his coping mechanism after his parents’ sudden death was sports. He was never inside, he run around in the nature (which always made his foster parents angry and they claimed he was the most difficult child ever to control) and during his trips he also made friends with a lot of Pokémon. That led to him being pokemon friendly and wanting to help at Sycamore’s. 

He’s also much better at writing than showing his emotions orally, and he even writes books (often for children) about mega evolution later on. 

General Opinion over said character: My precious son who did a few things wrong but winning the Kalos league was not one of them, and he paid for his mistakes in a hard way. I think he will never fully be over the guilt (but he will be helped). I love him and I would protect him at all costs. (I have written longer posts about him and Mairin earlier so if someone is actually interested, I believe those posts can be found from my character tags (/tagged/alain or /mairin) or from the headcanon tag so there’s that)

Thank you Rosaleen, I’m sure you know I enjoy talking about them no matter how much I have talked about them earlier. 

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So approximately six thousand years ago I told @forksalesperson I would draw Ed for her and because I am me I’m only just now getting it to her. 

Tips On How to Write a Shape-Shifting Character (For both fanfic writers and original content writers)

(gif courtesy of http://ilyone.tumblr.com/)

HOLY SHIT MY LAST POST ABOUT WRITING  WINGED CHARACTERS (which you can find here) GOT A SHIT TON OF NOTES! SO I DECIDED TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE ON SHAPE-SHIFTERS!

There are a lot of shape-shifting fics and stories out there. Like. A lot. Whether they be about were-creatures or about characters that just have the ability to shape-shift, a lot of the times- like with winged characters- these shape-shifters are not written very well.

They may be unoriginal, or they may be super Mary-Sues/Gary Stus when it comes to the fact that they have an infinite amount of power or whatever. So I decided to tackle the issues that come with creating a shape-shifting OC or making a canon character into a shape-shifter.

1. Decide what your character’s shape-shifting will be mainly used for

Shape-shifting can be used for a variety of reasons, and that’s why it’s critical for you to figure out what your shape-shifter will mostly be using their powers for.

Here are some reasons why shape-shifters can use their powers:

-Battle (transforming into a bigger creature to overpower enemies)

-Disguise (transforming into something that blends in with the environment around them to hide from enemies)

-Forced to shift (AKA werewolves)

-Spy work (transforming into antagonist’s lackeys to infiltrate the base or even vice versa)

2. Set Limits Right Off the Bat

Shape-shifters are incredibly powerful, and in theory, they can be practically invincible when it comes to battle and hiding from enemies.

However, that should ONLY be in theory. Your shape-shifters CANNOT be all-powerful like their abilities can call for them to be. Here’s where Mary Sue/Gary Stu elements come in, because many writers just state that their characters can shape-shift and leave it at that.

That brings up questions like:

“If he was running from the Big Bad™, then why didn’t he just shift into a wall or a chair and disguise himself?”

“If she had to fight the Big Bad™, why didn’t she just transform into a dragon and deep fry him?”

“Couldn’t they just masquerade as the Big Bad™’s minions and get inside the secret lair?”

Then, the author tries to make up for the lack of rules by giving us some half-assed explanation halfway through the third book.

As soon as the reader finds out that the main character is a shape-shifter, you have to lay down the groundwork for the limits.

Can they only transform into animals?

Can they only transform a certain amount of times at any given point?

Is there something that distinguishes them from the object/person/animal that they’ve transformed into?

Can they only transform into inanimate objects?

Can they only transform into other people?

Does transforming take a lot of energy and therefore they don’t do it often?

Is transforming painful?

Take Beast Boy from Young Justice/ Teen Titans/ various other things as an example:

He can transform into a lot of animals, yes, but they’re all obviously green and unnatural, making it difficult for him to blend in with other animals. his means that his shapeshifting would be most used for attack than for disguise.

You need to set limits, or else your character will be all-powerful and the plot won’t be all that intriguing to the readers; they know that the protagonist will win, so they won’t bother to really get invested in the story.

3. There are many forms of shape-shifters. Just because the mainstream media is all about werewolves with sixteen packs that can cut glass doesn’t mean that you have to make werewolves only

Did you know that technically, a werewolf is just a subdivision of were-creatures?

The prefix “were/wer” means “man” and is usually followed by the name of an animal, ANY animal, to imply that the man (or woman) is transforming into it.

Therefore, there could be werecats, weretigers, werelions, wereunicorns, and were[insert plural name of creature here].

You should really look up the different kinds of shifters from all different cultures and regions of the world. They’re actually quite amazing!

Here’s a list of some of my favorite shapeshifter creatures (Note that these are not all of the shapeshifters, just my personal favorites some of which I feel needed to be represented more in literature):

-Were[insert name of big cat here]

-Werewolf

-Skinwalkers

-Animaguses(Animagi?) (don’t use these they’re JK Rowling’s I just really like Animagi)

-Generic, run-of-the-mill shapeshifters

-Were creatures that are actually just the creature trying to masquerade as a human/ a creature that has a human form

-Transforming into huge gruesome monsters (it’s good shit 10/10)

4. You don’t have to describe the full transformation every single time. The first time is enough.

Readers don’t want to have to go through long, agonizing paragraphs of description every time your character changes, especially if they change during a battle. They don’t want the bloody, gory action to be disrupted by a description of a transformation that they’ve read a hundred times before.

If you truly want to describe the transformation more than once, though I highly advise against it, never describe it more than three times, and make sure to make it unique every single time. If you don’t think you can do that, just describe it once.

You should, however, describe the symptoms that come with transforming. Is it painful? Is it uncomfortable? Does it feel incredible because it makes the character feel a rush of power? Gimme the deets, but not all of them.

Things that happen during transformation that you can describe:


Painful

- Fur/scales growing (stinging and itchy)

- Bones breaking and reorganizing, as well as new ones appearing and old ones transforming

- Muscles ripping and elongating/shrinking

- Fingernails/toenails turning into claws


Invigorating

- Heightened sense of sight/smell/hearing

- Adrenaline rush

- More power/strength/speed



Hope this helped!

it was weeks ago now but lets be honest… there was no plot relevance for the musical number (that we know of) making it obvious that the latest and (probably) greatest of gotham memes was only included to confirm ed nygmas raging bisexuality

SNK Character Song Series 06: Levi (Image song & monologue translations)

Heeeyyy, Tumblr! Long time, no see :’) Did y'all enjoy SNK Season 2?

Levi and Erwin’s image song CDs were just released and I enjoyed listening to them a lot! ♡ So, I decided to pop back in for a bit and take on a new translation endeavor, something I haven’t really done in a while.

First up, this post is Levi’s image song and monologue! For the song, I included the original Japanese as well as romaji for karaoke purposes, if you’re so inclined ;) I also made a transcript of the monologue in the original Japanese, which you can read here (feel free to use it to translate into other languages.)

This should be obvious but keep in mind these are spoilers for the song & monologue, in case you wanted to experience them for yourself first. I definitely encourage supporting the official release & ordering the CDs if you haven’t already ♡

I’m also nearly finished with my translation of Erwin’s song and monologue as well, I’ll update this post with a link once it’s done ♡ ETA: Here is the translation of Erwin’s song and monologue!

SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN CHARACTER SONG SERIES 06: Levi

“Dark Side Of The Moon” (Vocals by Hiroshi Kamiya)

Side note: the melody for Levi’s song is based on the previously released SNK single, Reluctant Heroes.

Japanese Version

こんな世界を今
逆さにして振ってみても
確かなことひとつ
出てきやしねぇ¹だろう?

壁の外は地獄
中は欺瞞溢れてる
それも併せ呑んで
任務を果たすだけ

感情流され死神喰われるか
足りない頭を回してみるか

※光当たらぬ月の裏
突き進むためには
もっと速く時には
躊躇なき非情さを
間違いじゃないやりたきゃやれ
ここに答えなんてない
ただ後悔残さぬ
自らの決断を

ここで生き抜くなら
言葉でする教育より
痛みの記憶説く
教訓が必要だろう?

犠牲も危険も避けては
成果など
得られぬものだと
腹を括れよ

隠されている月の裏
いつか暴くために
乱されるな喚くな
状況を見極めろ
結果がなきゃ正解もない
だから最後だけは
ただ後悔残さぬ
自らの生き方を

背後で散った勇敢な兵士たちが
遺した想い力を与える
必ずいつの日にか目障りな
壁も壊し
自由になる為この命捧ぐ

※ Repeat

Romaji Version

Konna sekai wo ima
Sakasa ni shite futte mitemo
Tashika na koto hitotsu
Detekiyashinē¹ darō?

Kabe no soto wa jigoku
Naka wa giman afureteru
Sore mo awase nonde
Ninmu wo hatasu dake

Kanjō nagasare shinigami kuwareru ka
Tarinai atama wo mawashite miru ka

※Hikari ataranu tsuki no ura
Tsukisusumu tame ni wa
Motto hayaku toki ni wa
Chūcho naki hijōsa wo
Machigai ja nai yaritakya yare
Koko ni kotae nante nai
Tada kōkai nokosanu
Mizukara no ketsudan wo

Koko de ikinuku nara
Kotoba de suru kyōiku yori
Itami no kioku toku
Kyōkun ga hitsuyō darō?

Gisei mo kiken mo sakete wa
Seika nado
Erarenu mono da to
Hara wo kukure yo

Kakusarete iru tsuki no ura
Itsuka abaku tame ni
Midasareru na wameku na
Jōkyō wo mikiwamero
Kekka ga nakya seikai mo nai
Dakara saigo dake wa
Tada kōkai nokosanu
Mizukara no ikikata wo

Haigo de chitta yūkan na heishi tachi ga
Nokoshita omoi chikara wo ataeru
Kanarazu itsu no hi ni ka mezawari na
Kabe mo kowashi
Jiyū ni naru tame kono inochi sasagu

※ Repeat

English Translation

This kind of world now
Even if we try shaking it upside down
There isn’t one thing that comes out
Which is certain, is there?

Outside the walls, it is hell
Inside, it is brimming with deceit
What’s more, we have to swallow it down
We can only fulfill our duty

Will we lose control of emotion and be consumed by a god of death?
Or will we try to use our dim-witted heads?

The dark side of the moon, untouched by light
For the sake of pushing forward
We have to be faster and at times
Be heartless without hesitation
It’s not a mistake if it’s what you want to do, so do it
There are no right answers here
Just being without regrets
Is my own decision

If were to I survive here
Rather than education with words
Isn’t persuasion by memories of pain
An essential lesson?

To avert sacrifice as well as danger
Things like results
Cannot be obtained
Steel yourself for it

The dark side of the moon is concealed
For the sake of someday being revealed
Do not get agitated, do not scream
Be certain of the circumstances
Without results, there are no right answers
Therefore only in the end
Just being without regrets
Is my way of living

Brave soldiers who died noble deaths² before us
The hopes they left behind give us power
Without fail, one of these days
We will demolish the obstructive walls as well
For the sake of freedom, we devote this life

Translation notes:

¹ It appears that Levi’s gruff style of speaking is present even in the lyrics of his song. The standard form of the verb here would be detekiyashinai (出てきやしない).
² The verb in the original Japanese, chiru/散る (or in this case, the past tense form chitta/散った) in the literal sense means “to fall” (in the context of leaves or blossoms from a tree). However, it also has the figurative meaning of “to die a noble death”. Even though we also say “fallen soldiers” in English, I worried that translating the lyric as, “fallen before us” or “fallen behind us” could both be misinterpreted, I decided to go with the more figurative meaning;;

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Levi Monologue English Translation

Seriously now, I’ve had enough of this. This world is perpetual shit, and humanity is still toothless prey.

Those ugly titans are always going to take a bite out of us, and so we die a meaningless death.

Humanity is powerless.

When we won against the titans for the first time, the time when we sealed the wall in Trost district with a boulder, we could do it because of Eren’s power– a titan’s power.

The weak ones die quickly. How much power they use up doesn’t matter.

Eventually all of humanity, every single person will end up in the stinking maw of a titan, and while we experience the worst feeling there is, perhaps our miserable lives will end.

I realized it a few years ago. The stench of the gutters fills the inside of these walls. It’s been like this for over 100 years. It’s the way things are now.

Because I’ve had to breathe in this foul air ever since I was born, because I had no choice but to live crawling around in piles of trash, I thought that it was normal.

But when I went outside the walls for the first time, I realized how much I didn’t know about anything. It hit home for me, how much I had hated it.

The world outside the walls was like hell with titans wandering around, but the air I breathed there was completely different from the one inside the walls.

I realized, out there is what freedom is.

Freedom is something that absolutely cannot be obtained within the walls.

So I made a choice. I will continue to kill all of the titans.

If you want to confront the titans, information is never enough. So in order to survive, I learned how to live.

Quick action and callous decisions by assuming the worst is a necessary endeavor.

A moment’s hesitation, surrendering yourself to emotions, and you will be nothing but Titan bait.

If you don’t want to die, you have to always continue to keep this in mind.

And small choices will accumulate.

That is the way of living I have learned.

Risking no danger, making no sacrifices– there is no such easy discussion.

Even if there was, it’s all make-believe.

So far, I have lost numerous subordinates.

Whether my choice was correct at those times, I do not know. It’s always been like that.

Even if I believe in my own power, even if I believe in my comrades whom I fully trust, none of us will know the outcome.

Afterward, all that’s left is reality.

In that case, What can I do except make a desperate effort?

What can I do except doggedly press on?

If I have time to think about the bygone past, like if I were to have made a different choice back then, I will kill as many titans as possible within my power.

In that time, in that moment, a sudden, ridiculously strong power boils up from inside my body, and then I know what to do.

When that moment comes, I can no longer go back to my old self.

With these blood-stained hands, I accept my new self, I steel myself, and I only do what I must.

Was I correct? Or did I make a mistake? That’s the sort of thing no one knows, so it’s not worth worrying about.

All you can do is keep your mouth shut and make a choice without regrets.

Not understanding things about this world is true for everyone.

So I choose the guy whom I want to put my faith in.

Erwin is like that, too. No one knows what he is really thinking deep down.

But I trust his judgement.

He may be inviting the worst outcome, but he’s not afraid of that, he is able to choose something. That’s the kind of guy he is.

That’s why I chose to follow him. And I chose to fight.

In order to fight against this shit world, with this hand I’ll grab hold of the freedom of going beyond the walls for the first time.

I have chosen for myself.

Even if I am led into hell, I have no regrets.

Not one bit.

Okay, I’ll talk shit about Gotham and make fun of it because they didn’t make my ship canon but let me tell you all why you should actually watch Gotham or at least give it a chance:

1. It’s a good beginner introduction into the Batman verse because while it doesn’t follow exact canon, they follow characterization and make the story easy enough to understand. It doesn’t just force you to watch Bruce Wayne grow up into becoming Batman, it shows you how each and every character, even the ones that aren’t very liked in the Batman verse, got to be who they are today.

2. They have LGBT+ representation within the first episodes. They have a lesbian, two bi characters, and a openly gay character. They don’t just hint at the characters being gay or make it a big shameful thing, one of them wakes up one day and just tells someone else “I need to tell this person I love them”

3. The character development is amazing. A character goes from being selfish and refusing to risk his life for anyone and put people he becomes close to in harm’s way to get what he wants to willing to sit in jail, ruin his reputation, and then later on let someone kill him just to save someone else’s life.

4. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST REASONS OF ALL: THEY HAVE DIVERSE CHARACTERS AND HAVE RECENTLY CASTED AN ARABIC MAN TO PLAY AN ARABIC CHARACTER. THEY DONT WHITEWASH CHARACTERS. THIS IS SO GOOD. THEY HAVE STRONG BLACK WOMEN WHO KICK ASS AND GET WHAT THEY WANT WITHOUT BEING A STEREOTYPE. THEY HAVE STRONG WOMEN IN GENERAL.

5. THE FANDOM HAS BEEN THE NICEST FANDOM I HAVE EVER BEEN IN. EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO NICE TO ME AND I HAVENT GOTTEN EVEN A SLIGHT BIT OF SHIP HATE FOR ANYTHING THAT I SHIP. But note: I’m not saying there aren’t bad people, I’m just saying the vast majority of the people I have found have been wonderful and kind.

6. The characters are so easy to love, even those that aren’t supposed to be liked or were just thrown in to help the story along and don’t exist are easy to fall in love with. And they’re all complex characters that have good and bad parts of their personalities.

In short; Gotham is a wonderful show that really gets you into the whole Batman verse with a nice diverse cast, great story, wonderful and ever changing characters and overall an great fandom with very little hate.

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I love her writing so I decided to make jumin’s pov short comic based on mmscum@tumblr child scenarios

(How to tag idk her OMG idk )

At first I posted them on instagram but well it seemed didn’t fit for comic so I decided to post here so it would be much convenient to read!

And I guess, I’ll also start to posting Jumin’s stuffs here❤

BTW REQUEST ARE OPEN!

Undercover Cops/Warning for Drug Blogs 6/13/17

Hey everyone sorry for not posting on here for the last week, I’ve been laying low after a frightening incident that happened to me regarding undercover police and someone I met here off Tumblr. Yes, police are targeting people (drug users primarily) on here by making blogs that have nothing on them (no reblogs, no personal content, not following any other blogs but Tumblr Staff and YOU) and messaging drug addicts in private telling them that if we help them score they will give us money/let us keep like half the amount of stuff they’re asking for, etc.

I was debating on whether or not I should post this since the person this is about doesn’t know I know they’re a cop/working for cops, but I want to keep everyone on here safe from this kind of stuff happening to them, so I might as well share my experience.

Basically a blog on here that had nothing posted on their blog and that wasn’t following anyone except for me and Tumblr Staff (two key sketchy signs right there) messaged me asking for help getting H saying that they had just moved from out of state and needed help with a new connect and offered me close to $100 each time for helping them. It seemed sketchy but I desperately needed the money, so I decided to help.

I met with them twice before the third time, being extremely cautious the first two times (watching my surroundings, asking important questions, sending someone else to bring the stuff back to them instead of me, etc.). Then on the third time they asked for a much larger amount than they had asked for the first two times (which is something cops trying to do an undercover buy do, they buy a couple of decent sized amounts and then on buy number three they buy a large amount and try to pop you with it when you return back to them with it.)


On buy three I carefully watched my surroundings. I noticed undercover cop cars around keeping an eye on me, after I walked off I had a bad feeling.

I got a confirmation that my sketched out feelings were right when while the person was waiting on me to come back with dope my friend that knew what I was doing gave me a call and told me that they were over in the area that that person I’m helping is in and that there’s over 5 cop cars and a drug task force vehicle waiting on me to come back so they could bust me. There was also unmarked vehicles with cops looking out the window with binoculars driving up and down the streets looking for where I went. I’m not going to say what happened after this in case the person I wrote this about finds it. I did the smart thing and decided to be safe instead of sorry.

Everyone on Nodsquad, Tweaker Nation, and everything in between, BE CAREFUL WHEN IT COMES TO MEETING PEOPLE ONLINE AND HELPING THEM GET VARIOUS SUBSTANCES! IT CAN AND POSSIBLY COULD COME BACK TO BITE YOU.

I’ve met probably close to 20 people off of Tumblr, some just to hang out, some for whatever else, and none of them were sketchy people until this last incident.

DON’T HELP BLOGS THAT ARE NEW AND DON’T HAVE ANY CONTENT ON THEM! (aka no reblogs, no personal content, only following you and Tumblr staff or a very unusually small handful of people.)

DON’T GIVE OUT YOUR REAL NAME, REAL PHONE NUMBER, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF TO THESE PEOPLE OR ANYONE ONLINE YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If anyone has anymore questions about avoiding these types of situations, about signs and tips on how to spot an undercover cop, or anything else feel free to message me privately. The area I’m in recently hired 110 more undercovers to do drug busts right now, I’m sure Seattle isn’t the only place with this sort of thing going on right now.

PLEASE, PLEASE BE SAFE EVERYONE. A get well, a high, or a chunk of cash isn’t worth a felony and your freedom.

Please reblog this message so everyone in the drug community on here can see this and be made aware. Tumblr isn’t always a “safe place” like we would like to think it is.