basically me this past week

summer depression things
  • sleeping in way too late
  • “oh no it’s 4 am and i’m still awake”
  • mindlessly refreshing the same apps over and over
  • picking up a book only to put it down because the words aren’t processing in your brain
  • listening to the same three albums repeatedly
  • either eating every snack you own within an hour or forgetting to eat for like half the day
  • “if i don’t do my summer homework it doesn’t exist”
  • wearing the same sundress three days in a row
  • watching your friends hang out with each other as you stay at home and stare at the wall
  • consistently forgetting to respond to people who text you
  • reminiscing over past summers and how much fun you had then
  • wanting the school year to start but also feeling Crushing Anxiety when you think of how soon it is
  • drinking like a gallon of water every hour or not having any water all day and dehydrating
  • unbrushed hair
  • lying down on the floor
  • “what day is it today”
  • mosquitoes make you feel downright murderous
  • watching movies only to get distracted
  • even sitting around at home makes you tired
  • this is not fun
URGENT: Cat Foster Needed

Since y’all have been the most incredible people in regards to helping me with my cat’s medical problems earlier this year, I’m hoping someone will help me with this in the next week–

I am in between places to live at the moment, and while my brother and sister-in-law have been wonderful humans in terms of looking after Henry for the past month, their own cat has not been getting along with Henry and so, since I can’t blame them, they want Henry moved out of their place by June 10th.

Which puts me in a pickle, since Henry can’t come with me where I currently live due to allergies.

So. If you live near Chicago/anywhere in the Midwest and are willing to foster a cat for a few weeks until I move to a place where I can have Henry with me, PLEASE let me know. I’m literally willing to drive Henry to wherever he’ll be looked after and, if you know anything about me, you know that I love Henry infinitely more than I love any human, so. 

Please let me know, and please reblog this to spread the word.

This cat is the love and light of my life, and I sincerely need help to make sure he’s looked after.

Please let me know.

excited to share that i will be working at ign entertainment as a designer starting june 1! my first job out of school and what better way to start my career than to make stuff promoting video games :D

My two worgen boys, Kharash and Southsquall respectively. I love designing worgen faces and markings help.

I very much want to do more design work for Southsquall, get some proper refs up for him. Old pirate werewolf foxy grandpa deserves no less.

Help PLZ

Hi I know you guys probably won’t do this, but I have been EXTREMELY sick lately, and my vitamin D has been VERY low (It’s 5 and it’s supposed to be 30…) and I made a video for Markiplier while I have been sick. I have had headaches, violent shaking, stomach aches, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, loss of focus, loss of ability to do certain tasks, fatigue, loss of appetite/thirst and many more symptoms. This has basically been the past 3 weeks for me, and I have gotten a blood test and had to walk out of class to go to the office over 14 times for 2-3 hours. I have missed so much school and I was crying today just wanting to get better. I really want for him to see it because I have a really special message in the description for him and I need help getting him to see it. If you want to, please please watch the video and share it, or at least reblog this so he can see it. If you do watch the video please leave your input on it in the comments. Again, I don’t want to seem like I am trying to get attention from him, I genuinely want for him to see it because it is really special and has lots of meaning to me, and I know lots of you will like it too. Thank you for reading this also, it means a lot to me that you took your time to read this. 

Here is the video:

honestly…? i hate going to work. minimum wage jobs are absolutely terrible and i’ve had so many jobs where i just feel incompetent and overshadowed by the other experienced employees it’s just embarrassing to even make an effort

like i want money and all, don’t get me wrong, but the amount of anxiety any part-time job has given me is literally almost nauseating and i’m probably not cut out for it

The Various Stages of Writer's Block

1) Excitement:

Two hours later:

2) Frustration:

3) Excessive Pacing:

4) Extreme Frustration and Fear that it will never be good enough or never be finished:

And 5) The desire to give up and just throw the entire thing away:
Under the Ruins of a Walled City | Chapter Five
Under house arrest while Rey and Leia try to decide what to do with him, Ren makes secret preparations for the final destruction of Snoke and writes letters to Hux that receive no response. In prison awaiting sentencing for his war crimes, Hux tries to summon some enthusiasm for his defense against the cries of billions who want him executed.
By Organization for Transformative Works

This chapter features Hux’s first official examination by opposing counsel, another letter from Ren, a particularly significant dream, and something that Hux does wholly for himself for the first time maybe ever, at least in terms of it not also being a reaction to something done to him. A big Hux chapter basically. Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me throughout the past week re: this story! Excited to hear what people think of this chapter, as always.

anonymous asked:

Hey, so I've been pretty down the past week cause my college prof basically told me my art isn't industry standard, there's no market for it, and that I should give up on making video games. It's made arting things really difficult and I'm not sure what to do with myself or my art anymore...What can I do to get out of this funk?

I’ll level with you: the art world is VERY competitive and it’s entirely possible what your prof said is true (I don’t know, I’ve never seen your stuff.) What I can NOT abide is that they told you to give up on doing what you want to do with your art. 

Because, yeah, maybe your art isn’t industry standard or maybe there’s no market for it. This is where your professor is supposed to HELP you. What about it is below standard? What does the market require? If they aren’t helpful, find someone who can give you honest feedback and figure out where your weaknesses are. This might be hard to hear at first, but it’s a vital part of improvement.

Now this is where you grind and level up. This is your training montage in real time.  Expertise is not bestowed, it’s earned through insane amounts of study and practice. The principle is simple: you will get good at what you do the most, you will be bad at what you do the least.  So figure out what PARTICULAR thing about your art isn’t up to snuff and take an hour a day and work on ONLY that thing. 

For example, if you can’t draw hands very well, then fill page after page with hands you’ve drawn from observation. Look up images online, magazines, or even ask your friends to model for you. Make it an obsession. Be PATIENT with yourself and understand that everyone sucks before they get good. It may seem like forever some days, but if you keep training, you WILL get better.  If it’s your style, then expand your horizons by drawing from new influences for a month or two, while still practicing the basics (anatomy, perspective, composition, color theory etc.) Expertise is like a muscle: the more you work it out and shake it up, the stronger it gets. Don’t let anyone, especially yourself, convince you otherwise.

But above all, if art is something you really want to do then never EVER give up.  If you’re willing to push yourself and put in the hard work, you WILL get there. The only thing that separates success from failure is that successful people didn’t stop. When you start to get discouraged, remember this and keep pushing forward.


C&R Nickels AU - Part 4

Yep. More. Because I promised. (and also because I’ve given up on actual book things for the week because my brain is a scattered mess and WHATEVER). I also promise that it’s not over yet! :D 

In case you missed the earlier segments:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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