answer so i know how many

anonymous asked:

I've been subscribed to you since you had 2k subscribers and as your quickly approaching 90k I just want to send you this to tell you how extremely proud I am of you. It actually brings me to tears to think about how far you've come. You've created a family on YouTube and you invest so much hard work and dedication into your channel. There are people all across the world who love you and care about you! You have done so many amazing things, and I can't wait to see what's in store for you. ❤️

This really means the world to me. I can’t thank you enough.

Please know that if you’ve ever sent me something kind I have read it and I do really appreciate it. I just can’t answer all of them. That’s not possible.

mooleche  asked:

You probably get asked this a lot but how do you take that first step in creating a comic? Like figuring out where what panels should go ect.? It's incredibly intimidating to look at a blank page and try to figure out how everything will look. Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you for taking time out to answer peoples questions!! ;v;

I totally get that – comics have so much going on! I’d say the first ingredient is simply reading a ton of comics, paying attention to how many panels they’re using, how many pages a scene is taking – you’ll start to develop a sense of how you might pace things. Then maybe try starting with something like a fairy tale, something you already know, so it takes part of the decision-making out of it.

Try jotting down what will happen on a page. Then make a list of everything that needs to be shown on that page so the reader will understand it. For example, if it’s the start of a scene, the reader will need to know where they are, so you’ll need to show them (an establishing shot). What else do they need to know? What a character’s feeling? Then we’ll probably need a close-up that shows their expression. And so on, until you know what panels you need to have on the page. Once you’ve got that, you can think about how to arrange those panels – starting with practical considerations, like “my establishing shot shows a whole room, so I’ll need space, so that should go across the top of the page”. Keep it simple for now – the main thing is just that the reader can clearly see what’s going on and what order to look at things in!

Often just starting is the hardest part – once you get over that first hurdle, you’re on your way, and each page will get better!

The first step is always just to throw yourself into it! Don’t worry about whether or not you get it right the first time, because you’ll only keep getting better through practice!

A loose script or an outline of your story will help figure out the direction you eventually want a page (or a scene (or a chapter)) to flow – so you get an idea before you even start drawing of what will be happening on each of your pages, how they’ll flow into each other, and where the direction of the story is going. From there you can create a thumbnail of the page to help with placement and pacing. Doing a sketch on a physically smaller scale can help you better decide the sizes and placement of your panels. (I like to use a cheap sketchbook and do two thumbnails per page, but even post-its can work in a pinch.) Making a thumbnail of your page before you even start to lay down pencils or panels on the page itself can be a really easy and helpful way to decide in advance where everything will go – and then you’ll have plenty of time (and no pressure) to change things around if you decide you need a longer pause somewhere, less of a pause, more room to show a bigger action, more room for word bubbles, and so on!

It’s all personal preference from there how minimalistic/verbose you feel like making the original script, how detailed/sketchy the thumbnails should be before you start sketching out the actual page to actual scale, etc. Experiment and see what works for you and eases the nerves! (The most important thing is just to do it, though! It’ll get easier and easier the more you do!)

misericordemika  asked:

I purchased Carthasis and read it over and over aslkdjfalsdjflaskdfj I want to let you know that I love everything and I have so many feels right now and I just need to tell you this okay ;.; Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu for your hardwork and your lovely art and for blessing this fandom.

aaaaaa THANK YOU!!! for purchasing it and letting me know how you liked it!!

my heart is growing three sizes because i’m so happy you enjoyed the story and the art and that it gave you feelios!! that’s my most important goal, i was hoping to make readers feel a thing or two when they read my juminzen comic and i’m so relieved that that’s been working rather well so far LOL


anonymous asked:

Could you pray for a friend of mine please? She's taking care of herself but has bad depression, anxiety, and home life and I just don't know how to help her most of the time. Thanks.

Hi friend,

Of course. Sending so many prayers her way. <3

As for how to help, here is a similar ask I answered a few weeks ago that may help. 

All my love,


anonymous asked:

I'm just asking because I'm curious, but do you know how many parts Seventeen Days will be?

i’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but while i know the basic gist of the series, i actually don’t know the exact details. i, however, plan on sitting down and doing a full outline of the story, so in the next few days, i should know exactly how many parts there are and how the story will end. or… that’s what i hope will happen ;)

Originally posted by vous-ne-prepasserez-pas

“Seventeen Days” (Masterlist)

  • Someone: How are you?
  • Me: I'm fine :)
  • Inner Me: Okay I just wanna know how Garcia knows how to spell every name the team tells her to search ??! Like I can barley spell my own name some days ??! And she just knows how to spell any given name handed to her ?!!! Names have so many different spellings and she ??! always guesses the right spelling?!! I,.
How long?
  • Molly: *glances over at Sherlock silently working* Sherlock?
  • Sherlock: Mm?
  • Molly: Remember when you said I'd always counted and you'd always trusted me?
  • Sherlock: *looks up, suddenly interested* Yes.
  • Molly: Well, when you said "always" what did you mean by that?
  • Sherlock: *gaze shifts in confusion* I meant always. How was that not clear.
  • Molly: Yeah but, I mean, from when exactly? How long did it take you to feel that way?
  • Sherlock: *gazes at her silently for a long moment*
  • Molly: *rapidly becoming self conscious*
  • Sherlock: Do you remember the day we met?
  • Molly: Yeah of course.
  • Sherlock: Ok...that day. *goes back to his microscope*
  • Molly: *unsure* That day? That very day? You mean it didn't take you any-
  • Sherlock: *looks over again* It took me no time to see that I could trust you and you'd be someone who would matter to me. Certainly not minutes, and barely seconds. No time at all. When I said always...I meant it.
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BTS received a Daesang. MMA Album Of The Year and MAMA Artist Of The Year. This is truly unbelievable. I don’t know how many times we’ve faced these unbelievable events lately. Like i always say,dreams come true, or this reality is actually a dream? My mind keeps going places.

I promise myself, not to hang up on the titles, but Daesang… The title of Daesang and Artist Of The Year have placed their weight on me. Before or now, we’ve been asked so many questions like What is BTS strength? Where does the charm come from? How could you have done so well?.. We have answered them nervously because in fact we also don’t know exactly. It may sound ironic but It think that ‘not knowing’ is our strength.   

As I said, we still don’t know exactly. Why we could get such good words? What’s the meaning of things we are doing right now? What will be left?  Why we could receive so much love like this? Honestly we all don’t know. And it might sound weird but I think it’s better not to know. I think we just need appreciate our music, stages, our members and fans.

Every morning - no matter it’s the time to get up or to sleep - I start and finish the day with appreciation. With the thankfulness towards this whole world. This is a long cliff, from which we could fall if we missed just one step, but with trust towards each other, with passion and the help from so many others, we have climbed this spot and feel thankful.

I feel grateful for today’s weather. Grateful for the clear sky. Grateful for the dark clouds, for the rain coming. Grateful to my family and friends, to the people who love me. Ah I wanted to thank you, thank you so much.

 If we would have known the road on which we would be walking was a cliff like in the beginning, we might have run away as trainees and rather hide somewhere else in this world. Or might not have started in the first place. If it wasn’t marked in history, my life would not be like now, would it? Therefore I feel so grateful. Sorry and grateful. To me. To world. To people.

 My heart is still the same,  no matter where we are. We want to be able to make eye contact with you at the same level right? You guys give me a ride on your shoulders and show me another world and sometimes I actually want you all to sit on my shoulders too. Isn’t it wonderful? The word ‘understand’ is made from 'under’ and 'stand’. It’s because we are all human, we all have the feelings of happiness, sadness ,fear, accomplishmentss, laughter and tears.

 I feel, that the way we are going right now, leads to a totally different world, a new world. I want to see where it lead us, no matter what happens. Are you curious about the place where we will be flying to? We went through a lot together and I believe that we’ll be able to do a lot of more good things in the future. I have ambiguous confidence that in the future we will be able to do great things beyond our imagination. I thought being ambiguous was not a good thing but now I feel there’s no other ambiguesness in this world that could be so pleasing like this. 

Yes guys, it’s a Daesang. I’ve always had this ambition, but this was just a brightly shining dream, something that I’ve never seen before too. Thank you, guys, for being together and making this dream come true. Thanks to you guys, everyday I can understand myself more. Yesterday I was walking beside a lake alone and suddenly there was such a strong gust of wind, that all the leaves fell down. I picked up some leaves and at that moment I thought of the time when I was a kid. We used to keep red fallen leaves as bookmarks and would give them to our precious friends. Today I’m still like this. I think you guys everyone have at least one red leaf in your hearts too. So let’s go with each other’s support and find out what our future holds,

Thank you for today too. It’s such a grateful day.

ⓒbtsfc /  ⓒpeachBOY_0613

Over the last couple of months, I’ve had dozens of people ask me (through my blogs, through our butch support group on facebook, and through our local meetup group) if I could help them figure out if they were butch. This has ranged from “can you be a sounding board for me to work through some stuff?” (which I’m always happy to do, makes me feel useful!) to “can you basically just give me the answer?” (to which i would like to say, “i don’t know a fuckin thing my guy”). 

Its made me realize what a rocky (ha, ha) terrain this is for so many people. god, I know how it felt for me to settle into butch, like pulling on your most weather worn boots that have, over time, totally aligned to the shape of your feet. Sometimes I forget what it was like to break them in. Sometimes I forget how lost you feel before you’ve found your home. If I can raise the lantern to the path behind me, I’d very much like to do that, for anyone still stumbling through the dark.

When people come to me and want to work out their feelings about their relationship to butch, I don’t ask questions like, have you ever been mistaken for a man, are you attracted to femmes, is your hair short, do you have a strong build, are you dysphoric, do you wear flannel shirts and solid men’s shoes. These are all things associated with butchness, and certainly with good reason, but they aren’t the definition. This isn’t about what you put on your body. Neither is it a wishy washy identity thing - it’s something you can’t take off or put on, just something you can choose to own or not. I am butch no matter what I do.

Think about the last time you saw a butch in public. Like, a real live butch stranger, existing and living out there. How did you feel? Did your heart light up for a moment, hoping she’d see you? If you’ve had the pleasure to be around other butches already, do you feel camaraderie? Does something hard and rough unfold just a little at the edges before you go back out into the world? When you read butch words, butch history, do you feel rooted and real? Does it make you feel like you can live?

When I tried to hide my butch self, it was miserable - and everyone could see through it anyway. When I came home, I found myself. I found myself in womanhood. I found myself in lesbianism. I found a paper trail of proof that I exist, have existed throughout history, will continue to exist, that I don’t have to stuff my unwilling and untamed body into a falsehood of femininity or the dissociative state of manhood. Suddenly, I had roots. Suddenly, my feet were on the ground - armored by these old weather worn boots that have seen me through so much.

(pic from fun home by alison bechdel)

anonymous asked:

who are your favorite gymnasts?

The super talented ones that were born for this sport like Vika. The ones who put what they have to good use in a smart way and make it work like Sanne. The ones who never give up like Vanessa. The ones who had major setbacks but came back stronger than ever like Aliya. The ones with crazy power like Sae. The ones with beautiful lines like Bailie. The ones who know how to sell a choreo like Jiang Yuyuan. The ones who know how to hold a team together like Lari. The ones with incredible toe point like Flavia. The smol powerhouses like Wang Yan, and the tall, floaty kind like Nina. The ones from small gym countries that amaze you like Tutya, and the ones from big gym countries who get overshadowed by the amount of other talents like Christina Desiderio. The ones with pretty ballet choreo like Grishy, and the ones with crazy choreo like Axelle. The veterans like Cata, and the newcomers like Marine Boyer. The ones who had surgery 23857 times but still aim for a comeback like Gabby Jupp. The consistent ones you can count on like Kyla, and the ones who rarely hit but damn when they do it’s beautiful like Noemi Makra (and I just realized that a lot of my faves fit in this category).

anonymous asked:

do you know any good altean!lance and galra!keith fics??

ohhhkayyy, god damn, like tumblr crashed on me as I was like 3 fics away from finishing this so I had to like start all over, like rip me.

and, I don’t have many altean lance fics so most of this is galra Keith and pretty much all angsty. I tried to find some less angsty ones, I don’t know how well I succeeded xD.

Note: I’ll be starting weekly fic recs in April. just and fyi~

Warmth by Rahar_Moonfire

Summary: Lance is Allura’s younger brother. During the mission to retrieve the Red Lion from Galra hands, he gets captured. His guard is a curious Galra halfbreed named Keith who may just be his ticket to freedom. He’s a bit small for an alpha, but Lance is sure he can handle it. A little flirting never hurt anyone after all. The fact Keith is good looking for a Galra and those ears wiggle (so cute!) doesn’t influence this decision. Nope. Not one bit.
Series: 4 Works
            Work 1 WC: 61497 (19/19)
            Work 2 WC: 111883 (32/32)
            Work 3 WC: 133875 (42/42)
            Work 4 WC: 71480 (21/?)
Notes: THIS IS LIKE THE ONLY FIC I HAVE WITH ALTEAN!LANCE AND GALRA!KEITH. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. gahgldfkjhsa;d, ok so this is just an amazing series, some nsfw tossed in btw, youve been wared. but over all, i just love this series so much and i need to like catch really bad… i didnt know work3 or 4 even existed… >.< 11/10

Echoes of the Past by Gigapoodle

Summary: It was his fault. He shouldn’t have retreated – he should have ran after them, Galra forces be damned, and ripped the red paladin right out of his weaponized hands, shooting the commander dead on the spot.But he hadn’t. Lance stood there, frozen with adrenaline and fear, before backing out with tears in his eyes, justifying it to himself by saying, ‘he won’t get far, we can easily get him back once I have Voltron with me.’He’d forgotten they didn’t have Voltron. He’d forgotten that without Keith, Voltron was nothing.Keith is Galra. Keith is gone. Keith is Galra. Keith is gone.
WC: 28197
Notes: -hands over some tissues- here you will need these. 100/10

I Was Born A Lion by spectralPhobia

Summary: After Keith discovers he is part Galra and Red lion rejects him, there’s only one way he can make himself useful: to join Galra and try to wreck them from the inside, while figuring out a relationship with a guy who turns out to be his biological father.
A comic about one stubborn man’s self-discovery, the challenges of spying, everyone in team Voltron being BAMF, and the universe that needs saving, as usual.
WC: comic, so no words counted by AO3 (11/?)
Notes: Galra Keith because Thace is some kinda of scientist? Uhm yes please. 10/10

your claws in me by burlesquecomposer

Summary: “Oh trust me. When I’m done with you, I won’t be able to stop laughing,” Lance says lowly, and his lips curl farther, and there’s something wild in his stare, and it hits Keith suddenly.This isn’t Lance.
Lance falls under the control of Zarkon’s Druids, and although his friends manage to get him back, nothing is quite the same. Maybe the Galra succeeded after all. Maybe the Galra merely wanted to tear Team Voltron apart from the inside.
WC: 49072 (12/12)
Notes: Rip Lance tbh, this is like really angsty and my heart breaks for Lance. but yes, galra keith is there to save the day~ 10/10

This House Unfinished by boyghosts

Summary: “Concept,” Lance said, his voice heavy and gutted with the ache of it; he caught Keith’s gaze and smiled wide, for show. “The war’s over. We’re back home. All the things we love in one place.”Lance keeps losing the things he’s built. Then there’s Keith.
WC: 30776
Notes: -cackles- have some tissues my friend 100/10

Dancing Lion, Painted Wings by genericfanatic

Summary: Years after peace has been made between the Galran and Altean kingdoms, The witch Haggar comes for vengeance. The young symbol of peace, the half-galran, half-altean Prince Kalor is lost. His aunt, Princess Allura, and his bodyguard, Shiro, are heartbroken.10 years later, an orphan named Keith sets out on his own, trying to find the key to his past. All he has to help him is a small figurine with a cryptic message, a friendly engineer, a technician and her friendly robot, and a cocky con man with a mysterious, yet familiar past.
WC: 35154 (14/14)
Notes: the anastasia au everyone talks about. and like galtean keith gives me life, but conman Lance gives me more. 10/10

It Takes a Village by Zemmiphobia

Summary: One decision by an injured soldier changes not only the fate of the universe, but the fate of her young son.
WC: 18010 (6/6)
Notes: Smol Keith is like my fav, hes so cute in this. and Ulaz being a dad just heals my heart, like bless. 11/10

Ashes, Ashes by vagrantBreath

Summary: Everyone knew their kitten was destined for something greater.No one guessed it was Voltron.
WC: 26639 (20/20)
Notes: Keith raised by the BoM technically makes him Galra right? xD Hahah no, he does have ties, but yeah i love this, hes a sheltered little shit and its great. 9/10

Purple Marks and Bleeding Heart by TeaParade

Summary: Mark #223-code-violet, Lance’s newest job, is not what the sniper signed up for when he joined team Voltron, a specialist group designed to take out the universe’s worst of the worst. This mark shouldn’t be any different from the other Galra, but he is. And Lance is having a very hard time.
WC: 52377 (12/?)
Notes: Sniper Lance and Galra Keith. literally one of my fav pairings. like straight up (tho nothing about this is straight in any sense really) 11/10

To See Blue Skies by BoyBitingDemon

Summary: He scoffed as he watched the fight below, the crowds going wild at the two fighters in the arena. They had such poor taste for entertainment these days.He heard a small sound of amusement from the one sitting next to his standing form, ever vigilant.“As if you were any better your first time in the arena.” They murmured under their breath, a small smile sneaking onto their face, pupiless gold eyes focused on the fight below, but their attention solely on the person standing guard next to him.“I must have have been somewhat impressive to catch the eyes of a certain prince now wasn’t I?"The prince snuck a glance towards the taller, whose face was hidden behind the helmet they wore."You caught a lot more than just my eye that’s for sure.”
WC: 5947 (4/?)
Notes: i,, just love this fic? Like Galra Prince Keith and Champion Lance, you can’t really get much better than this. 10/10

If Only I Could Cry TheSlytherinMudblood

Summary: Galra biology differs from human biology in many ways. For example, Galra are purple. They have yellow eyes. The mammalian ones are able to purr.They also lack tear ducts.
WC: 586
Notes: this is short and sweet (read angsty sorry not sorry) 8/10

The Master of Disguise by NireYllek

Summary: “Wait, what that doesn’t make any sense.” Hunk protested.Pidge shook her head with a tsk. “It does if one of us is disguised as Allura.”Pidge flashed a smirk in Lance’s direction. “I’m sorry, why are you looking at me?” Lance protested. Something in Keith’s brain clicked, he looked at Lance and then at the Princess.Put a little make up on him, a wig, and a dress and he could- OH my god.
WC: 33596 (6/6)
Notes: Tbh, this made me giggle so much. Lance dressed as Allura and Keith and his gay awakening™ just give me life ok. 10/10

braidedyarn  asked:

Hey there! Do you have any fanfic recs? I read the vampire!Lance one you made art for (beautiful, btw, like all of your work) and I was wondering what other works you enjoyed

Hey, sorry for the late answer! That fic was a part of the Big Bang but I DID make a fic rec post over here! Here is some more Klance fics though (Only finished) because there is so. dang. many. I can’t keep up no matter how much I’d try

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executive dysfunction is so difficult for me to explain to people who don’t experience it, because they’ll see in some cases, such as mine, where I can do incredibly complex things, but then the simplest task that has a lot of importance attached to it, like putting a letter in a mailbox seems insurmountable to me.

It doesn’t make any sense to people?

How can you do so many difficult tasks, but then when something is easy and important to your life why can’t you do it?

And I don’t fucking know the answer to that, alls I know is making food, or signing onto a website to schedule an appointment with my caseworker just seem out of my reach. I literally need help to do it, lmao it’s absolutely too much for me to do on my own.

I can definitely understand why people … don’t get it lmao, not even I get it

But just know … the more important it is … the more difficult it is for me to do it lmao. 

spacedork  asked:

What's your guys favorite memory together so far?


CRAIG: I don’t hold grudges.


CRAIG: I just remind people of their mistakes so they don’t do anything like it again.

The sheer force of two opposing emotions; one seeing how wrong all of this was and knowing none of it makes any sense and feeling like there has to be an answer, there’s no way we are wrong, there’s no way it was a series of major coincidences, there has to be an answer; the other a crushing, burning heartbreak and feeling the loss of something I loved so deeply for so many years

anonymous asked:

if a fire-breathing snake was the best gift magnus ever gave how will he top it when he gives alec something. "here's a flying unicorn i got for you to ride into battle, and by got, i mean created from scratch. i hope you like it!"

ok i know i’m prob supposed to give a cute answer here but tbh the fact that magnus gave camille so many of those extravagant gifts says a lot about their relationship – the way he just kept trying to please her because he loved her so much and she just couldn’t give two fucks about him, and also because of what happened he feels like he owes her his life, something she’s clearly used against him. and i get the sense that when he made these beautiful wild gifts for her, he did it because she would look at him and smile, and he would think for a moment, maybe she does love me, too.

i don’t think magnus will be doing the same thing with alec. i think magnus knows alec is different – he’s clearly not a man with extravagant taste – and if magnus gives alec any gifts, it’ll be something really personal and meaningful. like i bet alec has all these old childhood scribble drawings from izzy and max and jace, and i can see magnus gathering them and charming them so they’ll never fade or be ruined and just putting them in a little box for alec to keep.

but the important part is that it wouldn’t matter what he gave. it’s not about the gift; for alec, it’s about the fact that a man he likes – the man he’s falling in love with – took some time out to get something for him. that magnus remembered him and thought about him. i get the feeling if magnus just swung by with a bagel on his way to meet a client – or even if magnus came by empty handed to say just to say hi – alec would light up like a christmas tree.

There’s a phrase, the elephant in the living room, which purports to describe what it’s like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such relationships will sometimes ask, ‘How could you let such a business go on for so many years? Didn’t you see the elephant in the living room?’ And it’s so hard for anyone living in a more normal situation to understand the answer that comes closest to the truth: ‘I’m sorry, but it was there when I moved in. I didn’t know it was an elephant; I thought it was part of the furniture.’
—  Stephen King

funnyfoxes55  asked:

Caffine i sometimes have problems with making a plot. I know Point A and Point B and the path to those points. But i have no idea how to 'pad' it so its not just this super short plotline thing. Any ideas on how to make it long but keep it interesting enough? I realize that tpo much of violence or happiness can make things boring

I understand! Sometimes I end up putting too many “plot points” in a story because I move to them too fast! Here are some ideas to pad your work:

1) Dialogue. All of the dialogue. It’s really easy to tell your readers that the heroes took a road all the way to the castle to liberate their friend. That’s a sentence or maybe a few paragraphs if you’re particularly good at scene description! Instead, try putting some second thoughts or introspections in! For example, instead of:

The heroes took to the eastern road at sunrise. The dirt quickly heated under their feet as they walked, but they did not let it deter them. On and on they walked, well into nightfall. By dawn the next day, the castle was in sight.


“Are we there yet?”

“Jesus, my sandals are way too thin.”

“How are we supposed to kick the King’s ass if we have blisters on our feet?”

“Aren’t you a healer? Shouldn’t you have aloe?”

“Aloe soothes, it doesn’t heal, you complete–”

“You know, I probably should have mentioned sooner, but I’m having second thought about taking the East Road.”

“Well, that’s too late. We’re on it.”

“We all agreed on it at the tavern.”

“Yes, but the threat of trolls wasn’t quite so imminent then.”


They’re still going from A to B, but they’re exploring the world a bit more as they go!

2) Flashback. Flashback the hell out of it. No matter how much detail you put into your work, no matter how early you start in your character’s life, there’s always a defining moment you haven’t touched on. It adds depth to their interactions with others and also gives them more character development.

Narion walks silently behind his bickering traveling companions. His own footwear seems to be holding up to the heat of the road just fine, but the strap of his pack is fraying and will need to be fixed soon. The others’ have new packs, leather with metal hardware and he’s envious. He shoves the emotion away. Envy doesn’t help him do what he must.

He remembers being a little boy, sweat dotting his brow and shoulder aching (much as they are now) from the weight of the sickle he’d been using to cut wheat. He remembers watching as the King’s men arrived and kicked his family’s door down.

He’d been small then, too small to be working in the fields as he was, but he was fast. He’d darted over the cut wheat so fast that the wind whistled in his ears.

He was still too late.

Now, Narion hopes that they won’t be too late. He wants to move faster, wants to tell them to stop arguing, to save their breath, but he knows better. Move faster and they run the risk of burning out. All he can do is keep up as his pack falls apart and pray.

3) Touch base with the rest of the world. Sometimes in our big adventure stories we forget that a whole other world exists. And sometimes that whole other world has people who don’t necessarily approve of the heroes’ way of doing things.

They stop at an inn for the night. Despite earlier fears, none of their feet are burned, and it’s with lighter hearts that they head for the bar.

Their hearts aren’t light for long.

“Try our ale,” the barkeep says, already filling three glasses. “Best ale in the kingdom, King said so himself.”

“Does he,” Syanaes says lightly. She pushes the glass away from her. “I don’t drink.”

The barkeep swells. “If it’s good enough for the King, it’s good enough for the likes of you!”

Narion feels his skin crawl. “Does he come here often?”

“I’m blessed to say that he’s been here twice,” the barkeep says. “Always with a full purse though he doesn’t leave that way!”

The barkeep laughs but Narion feels sick. If the barkeep is telling the truth, this might be the only town in the kingdom that’s made prosperous rather than made poorer.

“They’ll hate us here,” Eadran hisses in his ear. 

Those are the three main ways that I pad my stories! Hope this helps :)

me, disconsolately, with tears welling up: they DID do shit for you, scanlan, the moment you were like “I’m outie, y’all, I have to find my daughter” they were like “shit, of course, how can we help??” and vax went with you in the sewers to try and find her, and the moment you were like “I’m going to Kymal to find my daughter” they were like “shit, of course, do you want us to come with??” and pike did. you can only ask someone “are you okay?” so many times before you know the answer is going to be “I’m fine, don’t worry about me” and all those kids are kids, not much older than your actual kid (except maybe Pike) and they LOVE you and you are TOO GOOD at lying and what happened the one time someone did saw through your bullshit?? It was Vex and she was kind and understanding and loving and she swore to never tell and she didn’t, scanlan, she never told. I’m not saying you have to be happy and hunky-dory but once you’ve leveled out and had a moment to breathe you’ll understand this and come back, right?