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How to write your book Step 204

Advice 

There is no such thing as universal good advice. What works for some people will ruin others. The best advice in the world is no good at all if not heeded. 

Only you can write your book. Only you have the ability to take those words out of your mind and create them into a story. The next step in the process is always very simple, keep writing. Just relax and do it. Self direction is a terrifyingly powerful thing. Focus yourself into your novel, your words, your book. Write it all down. Heed the advice in the back of your mind. You know what you have to do. 

Have faith in yourself and your abilities. You’ve got this. 

Crossember Challenge Day 3 - UNDERSWAP

As many of us already know (and it has already been confirmed) the next AU we will see in Underverse is Underswap. What do you expect to happen in 0.3?

I know I’m a few days late, but I couldn’t get this idea out of my head and I had to make this. My guess is that Cross’ll use Papyrus against Sans. And since Underswap Paps uses orange magic (I think that’s canon?) and you have to keep moving to avoid damage, I just fell in love with the though of poor Sans having to run for his life…waiting for a chance to attack ;)

Challenge by @byutak, Underverse and Cross by @jakei95, Underswap by @popcornpr1nce

Here’s a still so you can see Cross and Paps in the back:

Yeah, about that - INTP

INTP: *in a job interview*

Interviewer: So, as you might know, we have a get-together next Monday - …

INTP: Oh, yeah, I saw that on your website. Already marked it in my calender!

Interviewer: Oh! Oh, nice. I like organized people :)

INTP:

“Do you belong to Kusakabe?”
“… Yes. Half of me does.”

can i talk about this? i’m going to talk about this. 

like we know already that this series and especially the movie is a wonderful existence for portraying such pure, sweet, slow and subtle, soft falling in love between two classmates that happen to be boys and none of those annoying melodramatic tropes often found in this genre (at least, none too distracting and heavy) but this. this part really hit me in the heart.

it’s always bothered me when people asked that question of “who do you belong to now” because that’s?? not how a relationship should work? you don’t belong to a person just because you’re with them? people are not objects to be flaunted and branded?????? it’s up to you to treat yourself right, and you totally can be with someone and love them so much it’s like you’ve become one with them, but it’s important to remember to put yourself first when you need to. 

and then sajou turns around and throws this at kusakabe, at us. and i’m. absolutely speechless. he’s not saying he’s given himself wholly to kusakabe, because, as romantic as all those super dramatic old-timey love stories like to brainwash us, giving away yourself to another is quite terrifying (and honestly? in my opinion? not healthy. you can give your whole heart to someone, but please keep yourself. value yourself more than anyone else, please). 

he’s saying, yes, i love you, and yes, i am taken by you.
he’s saying, yes i am yours but you are also mine.
he’s saying, this is a compromise, but this way, we are equal. 
we belong to each other, while at the same time, we still belong to ourselves. 

and fuck, if that’s not how a relationship should be, i don’t want any of it.

Can we talk for a sec about how Alex said it:

“The one part of my life that I’ve never been able to make perfect was dating. I just never really liked it. I don’t know, I mean, I tried, you know, I got asked out. I just, I never liked… being intimate. I don’t know, I thought maybe that’s just not the way that I was built. Just not my thing.”

My favorite thing about this is the word “intimate” bc it doesn’t mean just sex or making out. She was talking about dating. That requires emotional intimacy. I can’t talk for everyone in the community, but when I struggled with compulsory heterosexuality that’s what happened to me. I could never be close to guys, I could never ‘let them in’, and I most certainly couldn’t love them. And the more they showed their emotions the more uncomfortable I felt. And I think that’s what Alex talked about, not being able to feel that kind of emotional intimacy with men, and dating being an inconvenience instead of something that makes you happy. And then you think “I guess I just don’t like emotions and all that b.s.” But then you meet a girl and it’s like HOLY SHIT I want her to be my everything.

On one memorable Valentines day Ryan gives the whole crew hearts. Not chocolate hearts or candy hearts or even heart-shaped balloons, oh no. Fresh, hand-picked, unequivocally human hearts. More thoughtful than any store-bought gift if he does say so himself.

They’re carefully thought out, each presented differently; If Ryan’s going to do something then he’s going to do it right, wasn’t about to just throw slabs of bleeding meat down on the table and call it a day - he’s not an animal.

While it took the longest to obtain, Geoff’s is the  most simple. Sitting in a basic cooler, nothing fancy, easy to identify and not meant to last. For Geoff the gift is not the organ itself but the inevitable demise of the man it came from, the involuntary donor who’s crew will no longer be trying to push their way into Los Santos.

For Jack there is a necklace, long and elegantly simple, the tapered rose-gold vial engraved with a small heart that makes her smile. Its unassuming, decorative and fashionable, perfectly belying the way the lid is sealed shut to preserve the ash within.

Ryan has never stuffed a heart with explosives before, hadn’t quite anticipated the difficulty of it, but his efforts are instantly rewarded by the involuntary way Michael snorts into laughter at the sight of the fuse snaking out of an artery. Its impossible not to join in when it goes off, humour infectious as Michael’s eyes light up, bellowing his amusement as gore rains down around them.

Ray receives what another might consider a serial killer’s love letter. A dismembered hand left in his favourite spot points him in the direction of a warehouse containing carefully arranged entrails which in turn lead to a breadcrumb trail of teeth. Thoroughly entertained Ray follows blood and gore all around the city before finding himself on the roof of an open-air parking garage, a giant blood red heart painted across the floor with the real deal placed carefully at its centre.

Gavin’s heart is in a ornamental jar, carefully preserved, bloodless and somewhat alien in appearance. It’s an almost shocking display of thoughtfulness, concession to the fact that Gavin, of all of them, would be the most disgusted, yet also somehow the one most likely to want to keep his gift. When he doesn’t have to smell it, feel the muscle gone cold in his hands, deal with the red stain of someone else’s life, Gavin is really quite delighted with the whole deal. Absolutely horrified, sure, but in that squirmy gleeful kind of way he gets, amused by his own revulsion, calling Ryan disturbing and lovely in the same breath.

Jeremy, who knows he definitely hasn’t been with them long enough to warrant a heart of his own (thank god?) watches it all play out with a bizarre mixture of amusement, horror and the tiniest pang of longing that comes along with feeling left out. At least until Ryan appears before him, as silent and terrifying as always, and thrusts a black plastic bag into his hands before ghosting away. The moment of shocked dread (whereupon Jeremy instantly realises that yeah nope warm-fuzzies of being included aside he did not need a human heart in his life actually thanks) is instantly washed away by helpless laughter when he opens the bag and catches sight of the anatomically-correct toy heart smiling cheerfully back at him. 

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Since I’m currently reading Homestuck, I just discovered the one who made musics for this story was Toby Fox !

THE LEGENDARY TOBY FOX !

If you are interested to listen what it sounds like, here’s the first song he mades for it. (also my favorite)

In response to "Trump won so just let it go already"

No I won’t just “let it go already” because someone whose beliefs threaten the wellbeing of millions is now our president. I don’t support him and yes I know I can’t personally make him go away. But I won’t stop expressing my feelings on the subject because freedom of expression and ideas is all that I have. It might not literally “do any good” but if we all keep speaking our minds against Trump, it will keep the flame of hope and strength alive in this time of his presidency.

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Mr. Robot Meme (insp.— 5 favorite (supporting) characters
Gideon Goddard

They hacked us, you know that. It’s all over the news. Now, normally a company can get through this, but we’re a cyber security company. Can you appreciate how bad that is? We’re hanging on by our fingernails. Who knows? Maybe we’ve already fallen off a cliff and I’m still trying to grasp on to something. I’m a failure.

Expand your definition of Canon

Tumblr, out of all places, should know better than anyone that you shouldn’t exclude a relationship as “not canon” just because it’s not the stereotypical kind of love we’re used to seeing portrayed in all the shows we’ve grown accustomed to.

Yuuri and Victor have a very intimate, loving relationship.
They are “a thing”.
They have a very special relationship, full of fan service nudity and skinship as icing and the cherry on a very substance-filled cake of LOVE.

It’s still only episode 5, and my heart is permanently damaged from this show’s aggressively positive representation of love.

While we all may have WISHED Victor would have showed up behind Yuri to express a different flavor of that love, they are definitely a thing, and they have a special relationship, and if that’s not canon I don’t know what is.

The theme of this whole anime is love. Deal with it! \(//∇//)\

joannalannister  asked:

Could I ask you to talk about your idea of Westeros as an iconophobic society? Also what about art patronage vs art collections? I love your thoughts!!

This was also something @him-e asked for so here we go! ( @maravding: I’ve only now seen your reblog and I’ll do another post for the Martells and Tyrells, it’s probably going to be short but this one turned out already long enough!)

I used “iconophobic” pretty broadly, I should probably have said “a culture that looks bizarrely uninterested in pictures considering that, if we have an idea of how people in the real life historical period ASoIaF is based on thought and looked like, it’s also because they left us a shitton of visual sources” (though iconophobic is probably right for the North, but that’s farther down in the post).

It’s certainly not an iconoclastic culture because there’s no apparent ideological or religious condemnation of pictures, they just don’t seem to feature very prominently in the way culture is shared, and I think this can be traced back to a couple of issues I have with the general worldbuilding in the series: late Medieval England as a template for Westeros, and Martin’s own bias as a writer.

Disclaimer: I *am* about to nitpick and this is not a dig at Martin’s ability as a writer and worldbuilder. I think that overall, the worldbuilding in ASoIaF is impressive: you get a feeling of a rich, tangible world especially wrt Westeros (Essos is a bit more stereotyped, Sothoryos even more so), and I guess that’s exactly why the corners that Martin doesn’t explore as thoroughly stand out to me.

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