any one else get this add

take a second to do something kind for yourself today. it doesn’t have to be something big. you can paint your nails, or see a friend, or cuddle up in a blanket for a few minutes. if you don’t have time for any of those things, try to do something kind for someone else. hold a door, or give a compliment, or pay for someone else’s meal. you don’t have to do something huge to make yourself feel good. the little things may not always be remembered, but they are the ones that add value.

Shower Dysphoria Tips

Okay, this is about to be a long list but I hope it helps someone.  Being genderfluid myself, I just showered for the first time in several days because of my disabling dysphoria.  I always see tons of tips about clothing, hair, behavior, and even makeup, but I don’t see a lot of tips on here about dealing with shower dysphoria.  Some of this is going to be aimed at trans*, genderfluid, and genderqueer individuals specifically, and some of these tips are for agender and other nonbinary individuals, but most can be applied to all of the above.  Let’s get started!

- If possible, listen to music.  Whether it’s on a phone, laptop, or portable radio, listen to music you enjoy, and listen to it as loudly as you’re able.  It helps me to have something else to focus on while I go through the motions of showering, even if it’s my own horrible singing.

- Use shower products marketed towards the gender you identify with. Since I’m genderfluid, I keep both “male” and “female” bodywashes, shampoos, and face washes in my shower so that however I’m feeling, I’ve got the products available to reduce dysphoria as much as I’m able.

- Have your clothes ready inside the bathroom with you. I always make sure that my clothes are completely prepared for me to throw them on as quickly as possible after my shower.  My dysphoria is increased significantly when I’m undressed, so not wasting time turning my clothes right-side out, or searching for clothes helps.

- Keep a mental list of the steps you need to complete during your shower.  1. Prepare clothes 2. Turn on water 3. Get in shower 4. Shampoo hair; ect. Having a mental list of specific steps you need to complete helps break the process down so it isn’t so overwhelming, and you’ll be able to keep track of how close you are to being done.

- Use genderless shower products.  Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to find shampoos and body wash that aren’t marketed a specific way.  The best brand that I’ve found is Lush products.  Almost all of their products aren’t targeted to any gender at all.  Unfortunately, if you don’t live close to a store (the closest one to me is over two hours away) it can get pricey buying online once shipping and taxes are applied.   One that has been suggested a couple times is Trader Joe’s brand, but I’ve been told it mainly pertains to the west coast. Also, a more widespread brand is Head and Shoulders! If anyone knows of any more common, genderless brands, feel free to add on or message me and I’ll edit it in!

Unfortunately, for those of us with dysphoria, showering is probably always going to suck at least a little bit. If anyone else has helpful tips, feel free to reblog with your additions.  If you’re not comfortable with that, message me on here and I can edit it in.

Above all, just remember that:

Your dysphoria does not define who you are.

You are valid.

You are loved.

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

Overwatch shipping names

Since I’m having a hard time finding out what the names of rarepairs for Overwatch are, I decided to make a master-list of all the ship names I know. These aren’t official names by any means; just the ones that seem to yield the most results when you look for the ship. I’ll be updating this with any other ships I find, as well as anything that people add to it. If y’all would like me to add a ship, just send me the ship name and I’ll get it on here.

More under the cut, since this gets long. (I do repeat ships, but I want this to be organized so anyone else can search it by one hero.)

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i’d like to see more content of allura being a relatable teen. she’s a Kool Kid! i’m gonna make some Relatable Teen allura hcs and if anyone else has any they would like to add then that would be encouraged

- every time she gets caught getting into teenage mischief or doing something she shouldn’t be doing she just goes “i’m a princess i can do what i want” n no one can say anything about it. they’re not sure if it’s even legal to. well, coran says something, but that’s different he’s basically her dad.

- she made some especially funny jokes a few times and they made everyone laugh and sometimes she thinks back to them and laughs at her own jokes for thirty minutes at a time

- [well crafted joke with lots of thought put in] “i suppose it’s a bit amusing :)” [literally just the word ‘snungus’] “[loud cackling she’s unable to hold back]”

- ^^^ also applies for “hinter bush” and every day sentences with the phrase 'i’m gay’ incorporated

- “coraaan, i looove you…” “i love you too, allura :{) is there something you want?” “other than to tell my trusted advisor and second father figure that i love him? why, coran, i’m appalled! i would never, never stoop down to such levels! if i tell you that i love you it’s because i genuinely do, not because of some–some ulterior motive!” “well, is there?” “actually… now that you mention it… there is this tiny thing…” it is usually Not So Tiny.

“You’re Gorgeous.”

Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on
That’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong

Not requested, but these lyrics were stuck in my head all weekend for no reason so this imagine happened. 

~~~

After the party last night you were so exhausted you barely managed to remove all the makeup the makeup artist had put on, shrug out of your dress, and collapse into bed. This morning, you wake up before Shawn, still tired from the long day before. Realizing you’re not going to be able to fall back asleep, you get out of bed and take a shower. When you finish showering, you throw on a pair of sweats that you only ever wear at home and a tank top. Exiting the bathroom, you pull your still damp hair into a messy bun, securing it with a hair tie before going to the kitchen. You’re hungry, so you have some cereal before taking a seat on the couch and turning on the tv, just killing time until Shawn wakes up. 

An hour later, Shawn finally emerges from the bedroom. Still wearing only the athletic shorts he fell asleep in last night, his hair a complete mess, and his eyes full of sleep. “Morning,” he says, walking over to the couch and leaning down to greet you with a kiss.

You tilt your chin up to stare at your boyfriend. You find yourself just smiling up at him for a moment, realizing how much you love this boy standing in front of you.

He looks down at you for only a second before leaning down to kiss you again, like he just can’t help himself. When he finally pulls away, he straightens up again, saying, almost under his breath, "God, you’re gorgeous.”

You unconsciously scrunch your nose at his statement. “I look like a mess.” You retort, “I’m wearing sweats, and my hair is in a bun. And I’m not even wearing any makeup.” You say, almost confused by why he would say what he did. “I wouldn’t have questioned you if you said that last night, but now?” 

“I love the way you look right now.” He responds with a shrug, then adds, “And I did say you were beautiful last night. Because you were. But I just love you like this too.” 

You grab his hand and pull him down beside you on the couch. “I love you like this too,” You say, leaning into his bare chest as he instinctively wraps his arm around you. 

This is the Shawn no one else gets to see. And in moments like this, you love that he’s yours. You love that he’s yours at a party at midnight when you’re both dressed up and your hair and makeup are done, but also at eleven am on a Saturday morning when he still has sleep in his eyes, and you’re wearing the most comfy sweats you own but would never be caught in public in. He’s the one you want by your side in the midst of parties and success, but he’s also the one you want to come home to after a long day and wake up to after a dreamless night. And the way he’s looking at you now, like he’s never seen anyone more beautiful is the same way he looked at you last night when you had your makeup professionally done and were wearing a dress worth more than you thought you’d ever be able to spend on one. You know he looks at you the same because when he looks at you, he doesn’t only see a pretty face. When he looks at you, he sees you, all of you. 

Games || Jack Maynard Imagine

Everyone knew of the games that Jack and I played. We held competitions, on who could get the most numbers in one night, on who could get a boyfriend or girlfriend first. But the game that I decided I wanted to play would be one to remember.

It was a typical Monday night, all of the buttercreams were at Joe’s catching up on each other’s lives. The boys were waiting for the game of the week to be announced.

“So now the time you’ve all been waiting for,” I say standing up in front of the boys.

“Whats our game this week?” Jack asks taking a swig of his drink.

“Wait,” Joe begins, “Even you don’t know what this weeks game is?” Jack shakes his head in reply.

“Please, keep talking,” I roll my eyes, “Anyway, this week’s game won’t only be for a week. It will be until one of us loses.”

Jack looks at me skeptically. I laugh at his confusion.

“Now I shall explain, How long have you been single Maynard?”

“Fuck you,” He says laughing, “Four years.”

“Ditto,” I say making the boys gasp, “So let’s play a game, lets date, let’s hold hands, let’s kiss, let’s call each other pet names, let’s pretend to be a couple. The catch? Whoever falls in love first losses.”

Jack smirks, “Oh I don’t think you’ll be able to resist, love.”

“You up for the challenge?” I say confidently.

“Game on Y/L/N,” Jack says standing up,  offer out my hand for him to shake. But instead, he places his lips on mine. Stepping away from me a few seconds later we each face the boys.

“Let’s lay down the rules.”

“Rule number one,” Jack begins, “You must tell the other when you fall.”

“Rule number two,” Joe say excitedly, “Social media can’t know that this is a game.”

Nodding my head, “Rule number three, this has to be a public relationship.”

“Rule number four, don’t flirt with anyone else,” Josh adds.

“Any more rules?” I ask the rest of the boys.

“Seems like a fair game, Girlfriend,” Jack jokes throwing an arm lazily around my shoulder.

“Wait,” Caspar says opening his phone, “Let’s get the ‘announcement photo’.”

Jack and I pose, neither of us facing the camera, my hair covering the majority of my face and my hand place on his cheek as our lips mend together. One of the boys takes the photo on each of our phones. We pull away.

“Not bad,” he jokes.

Later on that night the photos are posted with blank captions.

Compatibility in astrology: how it really works

Compatibility is about connections. Period.

Or maybe you don’t want to call it compatibility. Compatibility has a negative connotation - people tend to talk about all the ways in which people are different based on their astrology charts. Here, we’re talking about the ways in which someone feels a positive, close bond to another person through astrology.

The best way to explain this is to use examples from my life. Let me preface this by saying that I’m a Gemini sun, Virgo moon, Cancer rising.

All of my best, closest friends have been either Virgo suns, Virgo risings, Gemini moons, Gemini risings, Cancer suns, or Cancer moons. There’s no denying it. Sometimes, they have two connections with me. For example, my absolute best friend is a Gemini moon AND Virgo rising. That’s even more powerful.

There’s something so powerful about having signs in common. You find that these people just get you in a way that no one else can.

This particularly applies to the sun, moon, and rising, since they are the most personal placements. But also having mercury, venus, or mars in the same sign as someone else’s placement(s) can add to the connection for sure. In addition, if any of these “connections” are close conjunctions (0-5 degrees away from the other person’s placement), then it will be even more powerful.

People seem to ignore the fact that this is a sure way to determine whether or not you have a “spark” with someone. Having the same “energy” based on your astrological placements makes for very similar people, and therefore more inclined to get along.

Sun-moon and sun-rising are the most common connections, in my opinion. Look at your chart. Look at your friends or partners, both past and present. Oh no! They’re a Scorpio! That’s so traditionally incompatible with your sun sign of Aquarius! But also, look - they have an Aquarius moon. Or maybe they have an Aquarius rising. Whatever the case is, having signs in common with someone goes beyond anyone’s traditional ideas about compatibility.

Of course, you can be friends with anyone and everyone depending on your own chart - or just how open and friendly of a person you are. But do you feel chemistry with every person you meet, whether platonic or romantic? No.

Sure, you could go into all the ways in which a Scorpio wouldn’t get along with an Aquarius - but in this relationship, the people seem to put all of that aside because of what they do have in common. These are the types of connections that make you feel comfortable with a person…as if you were meant to be close to them. It feels fated.

Once Upon a Time: First look at Emma's wedding dress in musical episode

Emma and Hook will soon tie the knot on Once Upon a Time — and EW has the exclusive first look.

During the highly anticipated musical episode, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) intends to marry Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), but her prophesied death and the ultimate showdown with the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) also await.

“Emma knows the Final Battle is in front of her, but she, in this moment, is brave and is not going to let the troubles of whatever they’re dealing with get in the way of her happiness,” EP Edward Kitsis says of the photo below. “She’s truly following her mother’s advice to live her life.”

Or, well, maybe live what’s left of it? “She either dies, or she doesn’t die, or something else happens,” EP Adam Horowitz says coyly.

Will this wedding get interrupted much like Snow and Charming’s was? That remains to be seen, but it’s safe to say that the Final Battle looms large on their big day. “In our minds, the Final Battle is probably not what you think it is,” Kitsis says. “Like any good battle, sometimes it’s not a battle in the literal sense of a fight.” Horowitz adds: “It is a battle, it is different than the ones we’ve seen before, and it is very personal to Emma.”

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Stay tuned for much more scoop on the musical hour, as well as the two-hour season finale.

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hold it against me (Pidge/Lance)

notes: just a silly little thing based on this post“my dad is a cop and i just called him and he was like “hey i have a 17 year old boy in the back of my cop car right now that i’m running him to the station” and i asked if he was cute and my dad said “Hey, my daughter wants to know if you’re cute” and the guy said “i want to say yes, sir” and my dad started laughing so hard”

I’m in a plance + mini-fic mood, so send me a prompt from my AU tag (or one of your own!) and I’ll see what I can whip up over the weekend! :)


Okay, so, like.  This was not a part of The Plan.  “The Plan” being to not be sitting in the back of a cop car at 10 PM on a Friday night, on account of trespassing.  Lance has had better ideas, probably.  Definitely.  Hindsight is 20/20, and all that.

Officer Holt seems nice enough, at least.  Granted, this is a judgment made mostly based on music taste, as Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is playing on the radio, and Lance figures that anyone who subconsciously bobs his head to “Turn around, bright eyes,” has to have a heart.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know if there's someplace that has all these mocaps together or where to look?

Actually, anon. I’ve been keeping a running list of them for my own records so you’re in luck! I anticipate the list will continue to grow but here we go: 

Mocaps!

From YouTube, TV etc.

From Twitter, Facebook etc.

From Instagram: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I *think* that’s all of them. But watch, as I upload this we get a new one. I’ll add on to them as we go and if I’m missing any, anyone else is welcome to add them =)

I’ve been getting requests to post more real time/slower vids so here is a snipit from this morning. Feeling tired, slow and sore from soccer today but still got myself out on the mat -anyone else feel the most sore 2days after?
🍂🌿🌸
Side planks have never come easy to me (used to make my shoulder feel so weak) and was something I avoided for so long because I wasn’t any good at them- well one day I decided to get over myself and put in the work so that I would be able to do them and now they are one of my favs to add into my practice (although the grabbing/lifting my foot is something I am still working on feeling comfortable in!!) Anyway, may sound weird but thinking of the progress I’ve made in them helps me work hard towards other things (yoga or not) that I may not be good at instead of just accepting defeat and avoiding it! ~Maybe this can be a little inspiration to practice something hard for you today!

Song: Oceans (acoustic)-Seafret
Wearing @gtsclothing

anonymous asked:

i need a reason to live. can you please give me one. thank you.

I can give you fifteen:

1. Sunsets: there is nothing more beautiful and unique than seeing a sunset on the drive home from somewhere

2. Looking out a car window at night and seeing all the city lights sparkling at night

3. The look a person gives to someone who they are deeply in love with, the kind of look that is stripped of all the many faces people put on, a genuine, soft look that says, “i couldn’t imagine a world without you.”

4. Meeting the love of your life for the first time

5. Meeting life-long friends for the first time

6. Fun moments you will never forget

7. Kisses; all kinds of kisses

8. The smell and taste of your favorite meal

9. You or someone else crying happy tears

10. Reading a new book or playing a new video game or watching a new movie/tv show 

11. Puppies!!!

12. Acing a test you thought you failed

13. Being able to persevere even when it gets tough; being able to say, “I got through this and I survived it.” 

14. Music. Hearing new songs and experiencing the emotion of new song or feeling the emotions behind an old song.

15. Just to see what tomorrow brings

And these aren’t ALL the reasons to live, there are so many more reasons to live. Everyone’s reason to live is different, so if anyone else has any more reasons of your own please add on! Live is worth living and there isn’t just one or a handful of reasons to live: the number of reasons to live is infinite. 

Don’t ever think there is no reason to live, anon; there is always a reason to live.

(this goes for all my other followers as well!)

Jealousy

Prompt: Hi this is a preference if it’s okay- how would Jaime,Robb,Jon, Theon, Dany and Sansa react to being jealous and how would they show it? If they even show it? 

If you will make preferences,can you add please Rickon and Bran? 

Note: My first preference, hope you enjoy! X

Originally posted by tiiffanym

Robb – It takes a lot for Robb to get jealous, he’s usually very self-assured and knows that you love him just as much as he loves you. One of the only times Robb does get jealous is when he sees someone else making you laugh, but instead of showing it he will just quietly approach and wrap his arm around your waist, warding off any potential unwanted advances.

Originally posted by darylvdixon

Theon – Theon is extremely attentive towards you when he gets jealous, and will wrap his arms around you and pull you into a kiss, no matter where you are or who you are with. When this happens the two of you often have to excuse yourselves so you can get up to other things…

Originally posted by ppaction

Dany – It doesn’t take much for Dany to get jealous, she is a dragon after all; her temper flares and she becomes very protective of you. You know that it isn’t you that she doesn’t trust, but those around you. Luckily you know exactly how to soothe her when she does get jealous, stopping the dragon’s fury from having any consequences.

Originally posted by untempoperilupi

Sansa – Sansa has had to learn how to play the Game of thrones at a young age, and learnt from some of the best actors. Sometimes it’s hard for even you to tell when she is jealous. Sansa usually confides to you late at night as you are curled up in bed that what happened made her feel jealous, but pulling her closer and telling her exactly why it is that you are in love with her makes her forget why she even worried in the first place.

Originally posted by selamoreesistenontoccamaiame

 Rickon – He has always had trouble controlling his temper, and when he gets jealous he is no different. If the jealousy is bad then he will often grab you by the hand and lead you away from the situation. There have been a few occasions when his jealousy has ended in a fight. When that does happen you always end up bandaging any injuries, assuring him that you are his and only his, just like he is yours.

Originally posted by kadyorloffdiaz

Bran – Bran used to struggle feeling insecure in the early days of your relationship, and worry that eventually you would want to find someone else who could do the things he couldn’t. You spent so long convincing him of how strong your love for him was that he stopped getting jealous, now he knows that you aren’t going anywhere.

Originally posted by jongritte

Jon – Ever since he was a child he has had to learn to mask his jealousy, of Robb for being Neds true born son, of his other ‘siblings’ knowing their mother, even of the small folk for being able to live so freely. Someone who didn’t know Jon the way you did might not notice, however you are one of the few that can tell. Usually just taking him by the hand helps calm him down.

Originally posted by dreamsaddictedfangirl

Jaime – Usually laid-back Jaime would surprise you with his jealousy, not showing it much when you were around whoever it is provoking the jealousy, instead acting nonchalant. As soon as you’re alone together he’s all over you, making sure you know that he’s the only one can make you come apart like that. Once the two of you are finished he makes sure that whoever inspired the jealousy knows that you are his.

(Gifs not mine, credit to creators)

Brashly So

A/N: I’ve never actually written any Connor/Evan fics before, so expect bad characterization and worse plot.

Connor stood in the doorway, arms crossed over his chest as he watched Evan type frantically on his laptop, perhaps writing another letter to himself or maybe he was updating the anti-suicide page Alana mostly ran but that Evan would occasionally add to.

The other boy was so pretty, and Connor shifted as he mentally cursed himself, wishing it could have been anyone else he was thinking it about.

Except Jared. He would definitely get too much shit for that one.

Making a brash split-second decision, Connor walked into the room, sitting next to Evan, possibly leaning just a bit too close to the shorter boy as he took a look at the screen, calm smirk on his face.

Evan startled, abruptly stopped typing, nearly falling over, but Connor caught him quickly, rolling his eyes.

“Calm down, I just want to see what you’re typing. Make sure it’s nothing about me again,” he teased, enjoying the sight of a slight pink spread in Evan’s face.

“Oh, n-no, just wor-working on some of the pr- See Mom wante- I need some sch-”

His smirk slowly becoming more of a smile, Connor found himself listening to the rambling boy with a discerning amount of fondness, and, once again making a brash decision, found his lips pressed firmly against Evan’s.

Stunned, but quieted, Evan was unable to respond for a moment, heart pounding, before he quickly kissed Connor back, not wanting to miss out on his chance.

It was nothing like Evan had imagined, usually it went something a bit more like they were out at the orchard stargazing and Evan would say something suave and Connor would be flattered (-can Connor be flattered, Evan would then wonder) and then they’d embrace, or-

A hand wrapping around Evan’s neck to bring him closer disrupted his racing thoughts, and he came hurtling back to earth at an alarming yet somehow comforting rate.

He pulled away, instantly regretting it, to look into Connor’s eyes. Both of them were overwhelmed with various emotions, and Evan frantically searched Connor’s face for any kind of doubt or withdrawal, but found none. Finding something in himself that he could rarely reach, Evan pushed forward and kissed Connor again, unable to hold back.

"I’m glad to see I’m not the only one,” Connor mumbled between kisses, before trailing to mouth along Evan’s neck, possessively marking the skin there.

Evan shakily exhaled, one hand reaching up to tangle in Connor’s hair as he tried to catch up.

"I, I never thought that- I mean, you never seemed interested- not that I’d ever assume how you feel, that’s not what I meant, I just mean that-”

"Oh shut up and just kiss me, Evan,” Connor murmured, and Evan gladly did just such, for once ignoring the sound of his laptop hitting the floor, barely even noticing the thud as Connor’s arms wrapped around his waist.

And just like that, everything seemed just a little more okay.

Hey guys, this is GRACE (dearmyjimin), your resident Jungkook and Jimin stan. My blog has just hit it’s first-year anniversary and I wanted to start a series of yearly follow forever posts that serve as both a personal compilation of some fav graphics of my own (so that I can track how much I’ve grown as a designer), as well as to thank everyone who has helped me in one way or another. Each and every creation was made possible because of all the support I received. I wish to thank those who follow and support me, my lovely mutuals and friends who encourage me and all the blogs I follow for decorating my dash with amazing content. I am proud to be an ARMY and to stan 7 Kings who are the sources of inspiration behind my creations ♡

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anonymous asked:

Hi!! I was wondering if you had any advice for a newbie studyblr / bullet journalist ?

Hello there, lovely anon!! ♥ I actually joined the studyblr community pretty recently (just this month!) so I hope I can answer your question well /// !! Since I’m pretty new, there’s still quite a bit I have yet to learn myself! 


➸ advice for a new studyblr

Don’t be afraid to just start. 

  • Honestly! There’s no need to feel insecure about your posts, spreads, handwriting, picture quality, stationary - everyone in the studyblr community is so sweet and positive and helpful I begin to feel spoiled. I hope you do to!
  • Don’t feel self conscious about anything. You’re beautiful, wonderful, and perfect just the way you are. There is no better you than you!
  • Stop comparing your posts and blog to other people’s. There’s a lot for you to learn, and it won’t all come immediately. Notes, followers - it takes time. 

Reach out to other studyblrs!! 

  • Say hi, send asks, make friends! Make comments on other’s posts, send compliments or help where you can. Just being active in the community can help you get attention but also give you a wonderful time. A studyblr is to help you grow, and this is a great way to keep you motivated in doing so.
  • Along the same line, try to find ways to interact with your followers!

Tags, Tags, Tags! 

  • A lot of studyblrs will track a tag and will often reblog your content if you tag your original posts with it! You can find out what tag to put by checking out a studyblr’s page (for example, I track #studyfeather). You can make a list for yourself if that helps! (: But try not to be too overwhelming or overuse it. Maybe switch up which tracked tags you use from post to post. 
  • Make a tag for you to track! It would make sense that if you’re using tracked tags to make one for yourself to spread the love. 
  • Have a tag that is specific to your original content (mine is #featherpost)!!! It will make it nice and easy for those who come across your blog to find what you’re posting about. Having original content helps others have more interest in your blog!
  • A lot of what you are reblogging can serve as a resource for yourself. I like to reblog posts that inspire me, or have spreads I might try, masterposts, etc. If its important for you to find what you’re reblogging for later, make a tag system for yourself. For example, heres @ / studypetals’ tags page or @ / studyquill’s navigation page if you need any ideas. This is a great idea if other people begin using your blog as a resource as well. 

Take advantage of all the information you see. 

  • There are so many posts that address procrastination, time management, stress, note taking, school - anything at all - that is made available to you. It’s one thing to see the information, but it’s another to make use of it. (And don’t be afraid to share your knowledge either!) You can even make posts about trying out different advice if that helps motivate you to try something out.

Make an introductory post!

  • Help others get to know you better by putting together an introductory post! It’s never too late to make one, so don’t worry about making one if your blog has been up for a bit.
  • From what I’ve discovered, introductory posts tend to have the following information (not every one has ALL of this, it’s up to you what you’d like to add): name, age, school year, why you started a studyblr, your classes, some of your favorite studyblrs, other blogs you have (and other sites you’re on), any anything else you’d like to say/add. 
  • If you use tracked tags or tag studyblrs you love, it can help get your blog noticed! (:

Post original content!

  • I touched on this earlier, but this is so important. One of the best ways for your studyblr to succeed is posting your own work and sharing it to the community. You never know how many people will love it, be inspired by it, follow you from it, or contact you because of it.
  • Be fairly consistent in posting original content. I try to post at least once a week even though I’m pretty busy. It helps motivate me to keep my bujo and studyblr going! You can try out the 100 days of productivity or some studyblrs put together monthly study challenges you can keep up with. As an example, here’s a May Study Challenge I might try out!
  • In posting original content, make sure you link information you’re referencing to help others that much more!

Queue your posts!!

  • A great way to keep your blog active is to queue your posts. I have my posts queued at 10 each day and try to keep at least 20 posts in my queue at all times, in case a couple of busy days keep me from adding more. Some people unfollow inactive blogs - and this can be a way to prevent it. 
  • The only thing I don’t queue are original posts and asks, but it’s up to you if you decide to use the queue system or not!

➸ advice for a new bullet journalist

Real quick!! I would advise taking a look at the bullet journal’s official website to help understand the basics of bullet journaling. 

  • It’s designed to be quick and customizable way for you to keep information and tasks organized. A great way to make use of this (that I’ve found) is to make a key for each of your logs. You can see my key here. You can also search tumblr for bujo keys to see what others have come up with. If you do want to make a key, make it so that it works for you!  It can be as simple or detailed as you want, with or without signifiers, etc. If you don’t like this system, that’s just fine!

Discover different journal options and where to find them.

  • There is no set journal to use, however there are popular choices among the studyblr community: Moleskine, Leuchtturm1917, and Muji journals - but it is NOT limited to these. Working with a regular notebook works just fine as well! 
  • It’s one thing to find and purchase something online - but I like being able to find what I’m looking for in person. It saves shipping + handling costs, and I get to it immediately. And, sometimes, they can be cheaper too! I found my moleskine journal I’ve been using at Barnes and Noble, and have also seen Leuchtturm1917 journals at my school’s book store. (The temptation is real every time I walk past OTL) 

Your bullet journal is for you, so let’s make it that way.

  • A big part of having a studyblr is to help yourself in becoming more productive in learning and improving a lifestyle (or this may just be how I see it). So! There is no set format for you to use a bullet journal. It’s up to you to figure out what works best for you.
  • You can take inspiration from other people’s post to help experiment with different spreads and layouts. (Be sure to credit/tag if you do! Just to be safe.) 
  • You can find out different things that you can add to your bujo! Habit trackers, daily/weekly/monthly/yearly spreads, lists of things to keep track of (books to read, tv shows and episodes to watch, shopping/wish lists, bucket list, etc), anything you’re interested in. Depending on your interests and areas you wan’t to use a bujo to help you with, this can vary. If you want, you can test out different ideas to see if you like it or not. It will take time to find what you like, so don’t stress about it in the beginning. You’re just starting, after all!
  • There is always something for you to do, it’s just a matter of finding out what that is. If you need any help of finding something to do, feel free to message me! (As long as you don’t mind me asking a bunch of questions haha.)

Don’t be afraid to use pencil first when making your spreads.

  • Me being me, trusted myself to use pen right off the bat. Boy, do I regret that XD It got to the point where I purchased an erasable pen but I’m finding nothing can beat pencil before pen. But before you erase the pencil - make sure the pen has dried. I can’t stress this enough. I’ve gotten impatient multiple times and go ahead to erase, and instantly wished I hadn’t. You can try to find pens that prevent this from happening, but waiting is the best alternative. Something you can do is make a spread at night, and wait to erase when you wake up in the morning. You can keep your bujo open to the page you worked on for it to dry better.

You don’t need any fancy or expensive stationary.

  • Seeing the pastel highlighters, wide variety of pens and miscellaneous tools it’s easy to think you need to have it all but … you don’t have to have any of it. Especially if you are low on funds, don’t worry about getting anything new. Just work with what you have! I have been using pens I’ve owned for years and have hardly touched to see what I can do with them and am pleasantly surprised! I have a bunch of supplies that I have gotten for school that haven’t been used that I plan on finally putting to use. 
  • Your basic school supplies with notebooks, highlighters, pens and pencils, post it notes, can take you as far as you wish!

Having a difficult time coming up with a spread? Here’s some ideas! 

  • Try out different hand written fonts. This can include headers/titles and subheaders/subtitles. Try headers, banners, and dividers too! Here’s some different ideas: x | x | x | x
  • Give your spread a theme. Disney, movie, music, history, art, cartoon shows, books - anything at all! This can help with finding art to fill in blank spaces to give your spread some more interest. Here’s a post with a bunch of ideas you could use.
  • Colors! Try out different color combinations! Being an art student, I’m overly conscious of colors. They can help set a mood, evoke certain emotion, some colors work best with others (be smart when using complimentary colors), etc. Here’s a site that covers basic color theory. But … this is me being nerdy. This can take quite a bit of thought - but you honestly don’t have to (: !! It’s best if you stick to one or two colors within a page not to overwhelm what others are seeing, especially if you’re wanting to keep things minimal. If you want me to go deeper into this, and talk more about contrast and whatnot … I can make a separate post as not to clutter this one ♥
  • Make goals for yourself! This can be included in a habit tracker, but doesn’t need to be. They can be as small as going on a 20 minute walk each day during this week, being sure to stay hydrated, doing something with a family member or friend, completing or starting a big project or assignment, etc. 
  • Find some quotes and add them! Here’s some quote masterposts I’ve come across: x | x | x | x

When taking pictures, be conscious of lighting.

  • The best kind of lighting is natural lighting. Taking pictures outside (or inside) during the day will help your image quality! I know before I said picture quality doesn’t matter much, but this can be a simple and easy way to help improve your posts. 
  • If natural lighting isn’t helping you the way you want, you can take a look at different apps with photo editing capabilities or filters. I have a horrible app finding ability, and just use Photoshop (you can get PS CS2 for free here) or Clip Studio Paint to edit my photos. My favorite tool to use is the tone curve. However you can see this post to look at other options, like apps (it also links to other posts you can look at)!

Have a good time!

  • Honestly, I feel this is what it boils down to. As long as you are enjoying what you’re doing and continue to have a passion for studyblr related content, you’ll succeed. Don’t stress about it and take one post at a time.

I’ll start putting together a post of how I started my studyblr in case that may help as well! Thank you for asking, anon! Hopefully this helps, and that I was able to cover everything! T o T Sorry I kinda went on a bit of a tangent in some areas.

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1. kuretake pens of different kinds and sizes! i have this one and others, and i know a lot of other artists who use this specific pen and the other sizes available. but kuretake has other pens as well so experiment with what’s best for you!

2. this very good black brush pen! i use it for solid blacks and pieces of linework

3. a pentel brush pen! the ones listed here aren’t the exact one that i use but they’re probably very similar! it’s like a less intense black than the previous brush pen and i use it with water to do wash-like things and also linework

4. a water brush! get a few different sizes of these–i use them with watercolor!

5. i use a prang watercolor set

6. THESE specific white gel pens! i’ve never found a better gel pen than the uni-ball ones! they don’t get jammed easily and they cover pretty much everything

7. i also use prismacolor colored pencils sometimes, stickers, glitter (there’s a cool kuretake glitter brush that you can use to lay down glitter like ink called wink of stella), crayons, tape, paper, and any other material i think would look cool! 

all of the pens above can be bought at jetpens.com!

if i think of anything else i’ll try and add it in!

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8. forgot pencils! i usually use mechanical pencils but use whatever works best for you!

anonymous asked:

Can you do a little something about our Harol with a really short girl? 😊

I received this ask less than an hour ago and I had to write it straight away because I can relate. This is just Harry being an annoying little shit. Enjoy.

Harry likes to think he has the patience of a saint. He has sat through his sister’s entirely too long graduation ceremony without falling asleep once; he has listened for hours and hours a repeat of the same demo of one song, trying to figure out what else he needed to add; he had even sat with Niall in a dull little hospital room for hours after he had too much to drink and hit his bad knee after jumping off a table.

Today, however, his patience was being tested.

“Babe,” He whined, clicking the power button of his phone to find that time still hadn’t moved any faster since he last checked ten seconds ago. “You looked gorgeous in the first fifty dresses, why can’t you just choose one so we can get out of here?”

“It was your idea to go shopping.” She reminded him, pulling the changing room curtain across the railing and stood with a pout, hands placed on each hip.

“Yeah, to buy the first dress you liked, not to try on every single dress they have to offer.” He said through a yawn, which she was sure was fake and was only done to emphasise his point. “What’s wrong with that one? I think it looks-”

“I look like a fucking tree stump.”

There was a short moment of silence, in which Harry rolled his lips together and tried with everything in him to not laugh; but when he pictured the image in his head, he couldn’t help the snort before a loud laugh boomed throughout the private changing room they were in.

“I’m sorry!” He continued to laugh, dodging the small cushion she threw at him. “‘m not laughing because I agree, ‘s just a funny imagery!”

She didn’t look even slightly impressed and it only made him laugh harder when her brows furrowed even more and her adorably hilarious serious face made an appearance.

“Harry the premiere is in two days and I’m still tiny with nothing to wear, stop laughing!” She stomped back into the cubicle and roughly pulled the curtain across, before throwing it out of the way again not even two seconds later. “Unzip me.”

Trying his best to stop the laughing fit, he got up with a cough and walked over to where she was standing.

“Stop getting so stressed about it.” He said, gently pulling the zip down the length of her back. “Doesn’t even matter how small you think you look, I think it’s adorable.” He shrugged.

“Adorable?” He braced himself for another outburst when he seen the look on her face, muttering a quiet ‘fuck’ under his breath when he realised he had said the wrong thing. “Great!” She threw her hands up, voice only slightly muffled when she stepped back behind the curtain. “Everyone else will be beautiful,” He could hear a hanger drop to the ground. “Gorgeous!” The sound she always made when she squeezed her skinnies on. “Stunning!” The zipper of her jeans. “Maybe even,” He jumped slightly when she came storming out of the cubicle unexpectedly. “Sexy!” She threw the dress at him and he quickly grabbed it with both hands, gingerly reaching down for the hanger. “But I’ll just be tiny,” She shoved her arms through her t-shirt. “Adorable.” and grunted when she pulled it over her head. “Little (y/n)!”

She huffed one final breath, before grabbing her bag and storming out of the changing area.

“Wait!” Harry called, after he set the dress back on the railing. “Where are you going?” He didn’t have to jog for very long after her. “What about the dress?”

“Are you still grumpy?” Harry bravely asked after a silent five minute car journey. He reached over the put the radio on as soon as he got in but the glare he got from the passenger seat suggested she wasn’t in the mood to be bopping along to Radio 1.

“I’m not grumpy.” She huffed.

“You’re a little bit of a grumpy bear.”

“Harry!” She rubbed her temples in frustration. “Keep calling me adorable and comparing me to a fucking grizzly bear and we won’t have sex for a month.”

“Woah, someone obviously didn’t get time for nap time toda-ow!” He screeched when she slapped his arm.

“You’re so annoying!” Her temper only increased when he started to laugh at how worked up she was getting. “I’m being serious, Harry! Consider yourself chaste for the next month!”

“As if you’d be able to resist me.” He snickered and she rolled her eyes. They continued to drive for a few minutes, before turning right into the entrance of their local Tesco. “Shit.” He muttered once he noticed the few paps that had been following him the entire day.

“I’ll go in by myself.” The flat tone in her voice made him want to laugh but he knew better than to annoy her further. “Get a few minutes of peace.” He snorted at that.

“You love me really.” He smirked, winking at her when she rolled her eyes and pushed the door open. “Oh, wait!” He called when the door was halfway closed.

“What?”

“Pick up some condoms.”

His answer was a slammed door.

I need you to come in here.

What’s wrong?

I need help.

Are you ok?

No.

I’m too small to do normal everyday things that every other human on this earth does.

What do you mean?

Where are you?

Do you need me to come in?

For God’s sake, Harry, I can’t reach the fucking condoms on the top shelf and if you come in here with so much as a smirk on your face, I will seriously break up with you.

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I knew you couldn’t resist me. On my way darling dear xx