booksmart

sounds for the houses:

Gryffindor:

  • the quiet crackle of fire in a warm room
  • her laughter after you finally kissed her
  • the first bird of the morning in a tent you set up by yourself
  • a train rolling by 
  • “i knew you could do it”
  • fall leaves underfoot
  • the soft padding of a wildcat
  • a tornado that’s too close for comfort
  • yelling yourself hoarse
  • hoofbeats

Hufflepuff:

  • the quiet chime of the oven timer 
  • shifting your legs in clean bedclothes
  • lazy summer afternoons, cicadas in the distance
  • “i’ll wait for you.”
  • her happy gasp when she sees you
  • the shush of ribbon around a giftbox
  • sifting flour
  • an empty echo in a dark canyon
  • drumrolls
  • purring

Slytherin:

  • the tapping of long nails on good wood
  • waves on a pebble shore
  • a crowd chanting your name
  • “you were right.”
  • her happy sigh when you pull her closer
  • the soft shush of a dancer’s feet 
  • good shoes clicking on tile floors
  • wolfpack howls
  • the silence of a snowy midnight 
  • a good engine idling

Ravenclaw:

  • rain on windowpanes
  • old leather creaking
  • the quiet strum of a guitar
  • quietly whispered poetry
  • good coffee machines
  • a paintbrush on fresh canvas
  • “that’s an incredibly good idea”
  • footfalls on library carpets
  • the inhale of her breath when she ducks her nose into an old book
  • wingbeats
How to avoid informed traits

You know those characters that are constantly referred to so smart or so capable or so sensitive (etc. etc.) by other characters or in the narration? And every time it comes up you find yourself shaking your head or rolling your eyes because the character in question  either is as bland as boiled potatoes or constantly acts in ways that contradict those claims without explanation? 

That’s what is commonly called an “informed trait”. You’re told the character is a certain way (or has a certain ability), but there is more or less nothing in the text to back that up. 

It goes the other way around, too, with informed flaws that are supposed to make a character more relatable or interesting - think almost every romantic comedy leading lady who is supposedly “shy” and “clumsy”, but in a cute, endearing way that only ever comes up when the plot asks for it. 

It’s frustrating, distracting, incredibly dull and at times downright insulting to the reader to encounter a story where one or more characters have a bad case of this, but unfortunately, it’s a pretty common weakness even in otherwise strong, well-written stories with interesting and complex character concepts. 

Since characters and how the reader feels about them (whether they are supposed to relate to them, look up to them or feel repulsed by them) can really make or break a story, informed traits are an easy trap to fall into and many a writer’s Achilles heel. 

So, how to avoid them?

This is where the trusty old “Show, don’t tell” comes in. You have most likely been told before that it’s usually better to go for subtlety and leave something to the reader’s imagination than to spell it out, and that is true. 

It’s challenging to imply something without outright saying it. You have to get creative with the details you want to put into your story to get a point across by relying on your audience’s ability to read between the lines, and while it’s absolutely worth it to go the extra mile, you also run the risk of making your narrative too stilted and contrived instead. 

However, there is a fairly simple trick to make your characterization feel more natural and insert it into the story smoothly:

Stop thinking of your characters as possessing certain traits and start thinking of their personalities as a collection of habits, preferences and specific abilities. 

It might not sound like that big of a difference, but it will make translating your character traits into text much, much easier and save you a lot of trouble while editing. 

Some examples:

  1.  A “smart” character

    This can mean a lot of things. You could have a character who is booksmart, learns quickly, reads a lot, can retain information easily and access it when needed, but has trouble applying theoretical knowledge in real life, someone who entertains their friends by telling them about weird facts and trivia, someone who can still recite poems they had to learn by heart when they were ten, someone with a tendency to talk in such complex run-on sentences they frequently forget what they were talking about half-way through. 
    Or you could have a character who is good at problem-solving instead, who likes puzzles and riddles, who gleefully obsesses over odd problems to find even odder solutions, but thinks so far out of the box in order to remain engaged in their current task they often miss the forest for the trees.  

  2. A “brave” character

    Try to instead make a character who can never resist a challenge, who is a thrill-seeker and went bungee jumping about a dozen times already, who enjoys dragging their friends on the most dangerous looking rides in an amusement park and endlessly teases them about how pale they went afterwards. Make someone who simply cannot stand by when they see someone else get bullied, someone with a collection of scars they wear proudly and a story to tell about each one.
      
  3. A “shy” character

    Forget about characters who blush prettily when spoken to and that’s it. Instead, write about a character who can’t make eye contact without forcing themselves to, who stumbles over their own words when talking to strangers, who is afraid of wearing bright colours because it might draw attention to them, someone who is humble and polite, but distant and comes across as cold or uncaring because they have tendency to hide their insecurity by retreating into themselves, even though seeming rude is the last thing on their mind.

Insert these habits into the story wherever they fit best. Be consistent in the portrayal of your character’s behaviour, even as character development kicks in. Adjust deliberately, but reasonably. After all, old habits die hard, so having your character break with one, however minor, can be a powerful moment with just as much emotional resonance as a flashy, dramatic scene meant to convey the same sentiment, and any “big” scenes will likely feel more organic if the reader has already seen traces of the necessary character changes before. 

Wedding Sabotage au Feat. Laurent and Nik teaming up

This is an outline of like????,,, one scene and yep lemme kno if u actaully would want this bc lmaoo……*wears sunglasses to hide the tears*

  • Auguste and Damen grew up together as friends and had brought the families together after a long time of low-key petty rivalry. Laurent grew up with Damen but was much younger than both Damen and Auguste. Damen had all the qualities of a hero from his books (that and he was *que 11 year old blushing smaurent* “super pretty”). Well this crush never went away, to Laurent’s dismay, because he knew Damen would always see him as a little kid.
  • Laurent was 19, turning 20, and finally going to try and tell Damen his feelings. To which gets stopped dead in his tracks when he comes home and Damen is there, sweetly tipsy with a beautiful blonde on his arm.
  • Laurent is very bitter, and after two years he is, how do you say, extremely bitter.
  • Laurent is at the engagement party for Damen and Jokaste.
  • He is standing next to Auguste, in a circle of party goers who are all celebrating and congratulating Damen
  • Laurent is in a particularly foul mood
  • Nikandros who is also in this small circle of “assholes” (as he would put it) he is also a very bitter best friend
  • Anyways Damen leaves to go find Jokaste (she walked away to talk to other guests or something) and he kisses Laurent on the cheek before leaving and drags Auguste with him
  • Laurent’s mood worsens,,,, he gotta fight w someone and Nik is the closest victim
  • Ahh Nik and Laurent what a relationship they have had

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anonymous asked:

Holy shit I love your analysis' of Jimin and Namjoon!! Would you mind doing one for Jungkook as well? I know a lot of people were confused as to why Namjoon put him in Ravenclaw over Gryffindor/Slytherin.

Hello~

It’s really weird for me that you guys actually care about and value my opinions  on this whole business so thank you so much for giving my ramblings the time of day omg

for those who are wondering about my thoughts on gryffindor!namjoon and slytherin!jimin here’s the links to those:

Namjoon as a Gryffindor || Jimin as a Slytherin


So like, I really. really. really. love the idea of Ravenclaw Jeon. (But listen… I used to be a hardcore Slytherin!Jeon person okay, so I understand your feels on this. I do.) 

 here goes nothing

Ravenclaw Jungkook confused a lot of people. And I really get it because Ravenclaw was so fucking shafted in the books. 

We had so many Gryffindors and Slytherins to relate to, and we had a fair share of badass Hufflepuffs (TONKS) to base our opinions off of. But there were only a few Ravenclaws that were given the time of day in the books, and only one of those was a major character. We had Luna, Trelawney, Lockehart, and Cho. Cho’s amazing character was wasted by JK – she was written with the personality of a dish rag and didn’t really get the spotlight she deserved. Trelawney was presented as a crazy old lady who sometimes ?? served a purpose. Lockehart was an idiot. All we really had was Luna.

But it wasn’t just the characters. Ravenclaw has a really weird reputation. Before I wrote this, I asked a bunch of my casual and hardcore HP fan friends to tell me the characteristics they associated with each house. And I got pretty much what I expected:

  • Gryffindor: Leaders, brave, courageous, brash, strong
  • Slytherin: Cunning, resourceful, calculating, perfectionists
  • Hufflepuff: Loyal, kind, hard-working, determination, cheerful
  • Ravenclaw: Smart…?? they are… smart people?? They do things…….smartly……

Like for real. Whenever I asked people what traits they associated with Ravenclaw, all anyone was ever able to tell me was that Ravenclaws were supposedly smart. And that’s got a lot to do with the fact that when the sorting hat sings off about all the houses, it lists all these great traits for the other houses, but when it comes to Ravenclaw it says this:

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

And then the books go on to say that Ravenclaws are,

characterised by their wit, intelligence, and wisdom.

So maybe you’re like me, and I am REALLY guilty of this, but when I first read this in the books I kinda just thought these all meant the same thing. So maybe that’s where we got this idea that all Ravenclaws are good for are being smart.

But it wasn’t until I looked up the actual definition of each word that I realized these were all saying really different things:

Intelligence - the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
Wit - a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor.
Wisdom - the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

^^^^this is just webster dictionary definitions here. The bolded words are the ones I want to focus on.

Skill. See – Ravenclaws are supposedly smart. But this doesn’t always have to mean BOOKSMART, and I think that’s where we had a lot of trouble with Jeon. No one is saying he is dumb or anything, but he’s no Namjoon.

Notable examples of this trait include Lockehart, who was pretty shitty at a lot of things, but had the street smarts enough to pass off his big whole scam for years and years, and was especially gifted in certain charms.

Then there’s Luna, who while shown to be really good at solving riddles, was also portrayed as really physically skilled. In Dumbledore’s Army, while being taught how to conjure a Patronus by Harry, Luna was the first to get it right. She was fourteen at the time, and was such a skilled witch that she was able to perform an incredibly difficult charm - that even adults had trouble with - after like…….mere minutes of teaching.

Does this sound like someone you know?? I’ll give you an example: Observe this VERY determined Hufflepuff not give up on his dreams and finally have all his hard work pay off… only for someone to come in and get it right almost instantly.

Or maybe… “Hey guys, this dance move you made up looks pretty cool – mind if I watch you do it like once and a half and then nail it instantly?”

And if you’re ever in doubt about just how skilled Jungkook is… remember that he turned down seven other agencies to join BigHit. That’s how many people were after him and recognized his talent. (This also ties in to my thoughts on the part about good judgement – Jungkook obviously saw a lot of potential in Namjoon and BigHit in general, so much so that he turned down tons of other companies to be there. He saw something a lot of other people did not… and it ended up being the best decision he ever made.)

But I think another really telling aspect of Jungkook’s Ravenclaw personality is that he isn’t always perfect at everything. He’s not always good at something right away – but that won’t stop him working really hard to get good

In Rookie King he was shown to be at the most pretty average at bowling. He wasn’t terrible, but he was about as good as you and I would be after playing a few rounds with a little luck. Well, Golden Maknae Jungkook could not stand to not be the best at something, so he mentions sometime later (13:10) that he’s hired a coach to teach him how to bowl…. and then just a few months later uploads a video of himself getting a strike like it’s no god damn big deal at all. And he looks pretty proud of himself too.

But all the major Ravenclaws were also shown time and time and time again as being a little…. scatterbrained. Luna, Lockehart, and Trelawney especially, and to an extent even Cho. And Jungkook is no exception. He’s… pretty gullible. And DEFINITELY scatterbrained.

But wit, intelligence, and wisdom are not the only three traits associated with Ravenclaw. There are a lot of other traits you may not really know about, because again – Ravenclaws were woefully under-represented in the series. There’s quite a few others listed for this house:

  • Creative
  • Individuality
  • Eccentric
  • Quirky
  • Jealousy/Envy
  • Competitive

So imma just go down the list because I’m really tired and I can’t made good word things rn

Creative

it’s no secret that Jungkook is a pretty talented artist. He’s a pretty damn good photographer too. (This will always be one of my favorite photos ever of Jimin – and Jungkook took it.) And he’s a talented lyricist as well. He’s an extremely good dancer and has a beautiful voice too – but you guys know this already.

Individuality

Take a look at how he expresses his individuality through his song covers.

Eccentric & Quirky

You guys thought the fact that Lockehart, Trelawney, and even heckin Luna were all in the same house was a coincidence? Ravenclaws are NOTORIOUS for being Extra™ . I’m not kidding! This is literally a personality trait of Ravenclaws that we overlook so often from these weirdos. And Jeon fuckin Jungkook invented the word eccentric:


you’d be here forever if i kept going so… you get the point. eccentric is jungkook’s middle name.

Jealousy/Envy

Jeonlous exists in this god forsaken fandom, and I ain’t gonna link it and open THAT can of worms, but if you’re feeling so inclined and care to enter the seventh circle of hell, feel free to look it up… but tread carefully.

Competitive

When I got the first ask about Ravenclaw Kook I had woken up at 3am and sleepily looked at my emails. I saw the ask and immediately had to jot down my ideas to keep for the next day, and all I managed to write in my sleep stupor was this

and then i promptly fell back asleep.

I was referring to this, and if you don’t feel bad for poor Jin in this situation I don’t know what to tell you. Jungkook is intensely competitive, even over small things like board games. He was so intent on winning that game that he literally assaulted someone five years his senior to sabotage them.

And then this is him trying to win a dance-off… doing the most, as usual.

And also?? He was literally banned from the gym because he was getting too buff. And look at him take out that guy in wrestling… and then demolish poor Jimin, the smallest member of BTS in arm wrestling when he could have… you know… let him win or something……

It’s a pretty well known meme within the fandom that Jungkook is competitive and always trying to outdo the others.



But when it comes down to it, Ravenclaws are still known for being smart, right? We can take all these other traits and apply them to Jeon but what about his brain?

He’s actually kinda smart. He is able to cover a song in perfect English even though he doesn’t speak the language all that well (but well enough to constantly correct others’ English and he’s good enough to tell you he’s really not all that interested in participating in English Time anyways)

And I mean…. he can outsmart the other members pretty well…………..


But I think one of the most important things to note about Jungkook being in Ravenclaw is to look at who sorted him, Namjoon: Namjoon himself gave Jungkook the nickname “Golden Maknae”. He is constantly saying that Jungkook can do anything, or watch this Jungkook can do this, or wow look at him go, or he’s so talented this and that. Is it really any surprise that Namjoon would put Jungkook in to a house known for being highly skilled when he believes no less of the kid?

Jungkook has some pretty Slytherin-like qualities – but tons of canon HP characters and the BTS members themselves have traits that are shared by all four houses. It’s just a matter of where he fits best.

I mean TL;DR, Jeon says it best himself:

gif credit: bwiskook

the difference between Percy Jackson and the MCs of Rick Riordans newer series like Magnus Chase and Apollo/lester, are intresting.

Percy is described as being brave reasonably handsome, not booksmart but intelligent. He’s the son of a major god and is a good warrior his companions are: a smart pretty scary girl, goat boy, cyclopes kid, giant hell hound. 

Then we have Magnus, he’s reasonably friendly, but more of a smart ass than is good for him, he dropped out of high school, was homeless then died. he can heal, but all his fighting is done by his sassy talking sword. Also hes so salty. The sassiest. his companions are a scary muslim valkiry, a gay dwarf elf duo (which consists of his def elf and fashionable dwarf), and as I mentioned a sassy talking sword.

Then finally we have lester/apollo, who is flabby, acne prone, egotistical, self pitying, bi as fuck, and gets beat up alot. His powers include: feeling sorry for himself, singing the people around him into depression, regretting stuff, killing his loves, and kinda archery. His companions are: his blunt street urchin back stabbing child girl, his gay ass son, his gay ass sons emo gay ass boy friend, and his hippe grandma.

I see a trend, and I like it

Beach Reads

Slip into something strappy. Stake out your spot in the sand. And get reading. Here, our three most-essential beach books.

For the classic romantic:

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Captured: the French Riviera circa 1934. Get lost in this dramatic story filled with glamorous characters.  

For the self-improver:

Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein

How to feel empowered, peaceful, and make dreams come true? Yes, please.

For the mystery-solver: 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Tartt, who’s been compared to Dickens, created the ultimate summer page-turner—enough pages to pass a solid week at the shore. 

Attack on Titan MBTI -- Levi Ackermann

INTJ – Levi Ackermann

The Architect”


I see.  So many people.  Argue over this one.

However, I also see many incorrect characterizations of Levi.  To me, he has one of the easiest personalities to pin–but that could be because I, too, am an INTJ.  

As you might assume, this is a spoiler-heavy post.  Proceed with caution.

First, I want to address a stereotype of INTJs that probably makes most people stray from thinking of Levi as this type (and while I’m at it, the same goes for ISTJs):

INTJs are not always “smart.”  Part of how one grows academically is one’s personality, yes, but another huge part of it is one’s environment.  Keep in mind that Levi probably had an extremely limited education, if any, and he was not taught that schooling was important.  

However, Levi is very intelligent–just not booksmart. It’s important to distinguish the differences between the two, as I see a lot of people characterize other people in real life as an INTJ/ISTJ because they’re “bookish,” instead of paying attention to their actual personality and breaking down each part of the MBTI type.  (Though, if we take Junior High!Levi into consideration, he actually is quite good at school, judging by the 95/100 he got on a test.)


INTJs are notoriously rational and independent–something that definitely rings true for Levi.  He tends to keep to himself, especially emotionally, and he has been criticized for being too harsh or robotic, which happens to be a common stereotype for INTJs, too.  


–Levi is quick-witted and strategic.  

It’s not something he himself gives himself credit for, but I don’t think Erwin would have pulled Levi into the Corps AND given him a squad of his own otherwise.  As I mentioned before, he is street-smart, and he also is able to see things from a variety of perspectives.  

–He is confident.

“If it comes to killing him, I can do it.”  Levi said this in regards to taking down Eren if need be during his trial.  Levi has definitely lost that confidence as time has gone on (because we also need to take into account that Levi is NOT neuro-typical, but I’ll save that for another time).  However, if he knows something to be true, he sticks to that.  

–He is independent and decisive.

I don’t feel like I need to explain this one much at all–all you have to do is watch the first season of the anime to see it.  Erwin lets Levi run around on his own because Levi is incredibly capable on his own.  

–Levi is incredibly hard-working and determined.

Even as a thug, Levi made sure he was the best of his kind.  Granted, he does have special Ackermann-strength or whatever, but I don’t think it matters.  He didn’t know he was special–he just worked hard because he knew that he had to.  Once given a task, Levi analyzes it, and if it seems worth his time, he will do it to the utmost.  

–Levi is open-minded.

This doesn’t seem immediately obvious, because I think people mostly associated open-mindedness with extroversion and gullibility. However, almost everyone in the Corps has to be open-minded to some extent.  They have to be ready to change on the dot because they’ve discovered something new about the Titans, or they have to to develop a new way of fighting. Levi is stubborn, yes, but he is open-minded.  Otherwise, he would not have believed Hanji’s proposal about the Titans coming from humans.  He would not have accepted the role of Squad Leader watching over Eren.

–He’s a jack of all trades.

Erwin uses Levi to the Corps’ advantage because of the combination of qualities listed above.  Levi can do whatever, so he will, if he believes it is worth doing.

–He’s arrogant.

This died down a bit once he entered the Corps, but Levi has an arrogant streak in him.  He’s aware of his abilities, and he’s also aware that no one else is really like him.  It makes him stubborn and insensitive in result.

–Levi is judgmental.

The problem with most INTJs is that we are overly rational.  Even to other Thinking types, INTJs can be brutal.  Levi is not an exception–we see it most with Hanji, how he’s not afraid to question her methods.  He also is pretty unforgiving to people like Pastor Nick, Reeves, and so on.

–He is overly analytical.

INTJs are perfectionists, and once a goal is in mind, they will do anything to accomplish it.  That’s a common stereotype, but it mostly applies to INTJs that are not neuro-typical.  Levi is one, though, and it’s best shown in his relationships with other people.  Though he obviously loved and cared about his first squad, he prioritized them as soldiers, not as his friends.  The same goes for his relationship with Erwin–and when his analytical side crumbled, we were left with a man overcome by his emotional attachments who was unable to make the logical decision.  In other words, Levi uses his analytical, logical side as a sort of defense mechanism in the environment of this story–which is not uncommon for someone who has undergone trauma.

–Levi hates when things are overly-structured.

This whiny baby, I swear to god.  16Personalities has this quote: “Blindly following precedents and rules without understanding them is distasteful to INTJs, and they disdain even more authority figures who blindly uphold those laws and rules without understanding their intent.  Anyone who prefers the status quo for its own sake, or who values stability and safety over self-determination, is like to clash with INTJ personality types.”  Let’s see, here:  Zackley, Nile, Nick, Reeves, and Rod Reiss–what do they all have in common?  Levi does not get along with them, and the preceding quote explains why. He even hated Erwin at first, because he did not understand that Erwin had greater intentions when they first met in the underground. Notice that, once Levi understood that Erwin did not fit that description, he started to trust him and followed him faithfully.

–He is not romantic.

I’m not saying he’s necessarily aromantic.  However, INTJs are judgmental and analytical to the point that “romance” in their relationships is not what other people would define as “romance.”  It is not his focus, but even if their world was safer and much different, I don’t think that would change this aspect of his personality.  He is the last person to see the world through any kind of rose-colored glasses; Levi barely even understands basic human emotion, so to say he is any kind of charming or romantic is completely incorrect.  

Before the breakdown, I’d like to share a passage from 16personalities about INTJs in the workplace:

“Titles mean little to INTJs–trust and respect are earned, and INTJs expect this to be a two way street, receiving and delivering advice, criticisms and results.  INTJs expect their managers to be intelligent enough and strong enough to handle this paradigm.  A silent INTJ conveys a lack of respect better than all their challenges ever will.”

Think about Levi’s relationship with Erwin, versus his relationship with Pyxis, Nile–literally any other high-ranking officer, or even someone of higher social status than him, like Reeves or Rod Reiss.  Think of how much Levi openly criticizes Erwin–because he knows that he can, and he also knows Erwin will do the same for him. Levi doesn’t like to be slowed down by anything, even his comrades, but his questioning mind is not always out of hostility, as some assume and interpret.  It’s just part of this personality type.


So, when we break down I-N-T-J:

I-Introversion, or a focus on the inner self

Levi keeps to himself, and he does not need to project onto other people. His highly analytical nature also naturally makes him more introspective, and considering what he’s been through, he has a lot to think about.  However, he is far from selfish.

N-Intuition, or a focus on facts supported by other facts

Levi likes to keep things short and sweet, without stumbling over one possibility on top of another.  Though he is analytical, he keeps things factual and unbiased.  “Cut to the chase” could be his motto.  In fact, I’m pretty sure he uses it more than once in canon.

T-Thinking, or a focus on logic

Though we’ve seen an exception to this at the end of the Serum Bowl, Levi is just…not in tune with his emotions.  I don’t think it’s just based on his upbringing–it seems to just be how his mind works.

J-Judgment, or a focus on decided paths and plans

Levi is not known for his strategic abilities, but he is perfectly capable of making plans.  However, he often leaves them to Erwin, and sometimes even Hanji or Armin.  


Levi is a complicated guy, and I often see him characterized as an ISTJ or INTP.  However, I have confidence that he fits the bill of the INTJ, especially when I read through other summaries of the personality type.  I hope we can see more of him again soon…


And, if you don’t agree, remember this is just for funsies, and I love reading other people’s analyses. C:

The Signs as I know them Pt. 2  (Virgo boy perspective)
  • Aries: I havnen't known him for too long, but he's really funny and pretty out there. Likes screamo music and wear s somewhat emo clothes, but they're not black. Light skin ,auburn brown hair and slight freckles.
  • Taurus: She's really athletic and sporty. I didn't like her when I first met her but now she's pretty cool. She isn't a good secret keeper. We have this thing where we hug a lot because she's not feeling good emotionally or something like that. Hair is always dyed, somewhat tan skin, clear expressions.
  • Gemini: So artistically talented. She draws mermaids and is amazing at watercolor painting. Really chill, and mostly introverted. We'll be talking and she'll say something so funny out of nowhere and it takes me by surprise (in a good way). Tall, really light features, serious face.
  • Cancer: One of the sweetest people I know. Gives me hugs all the time and she's so nice. Bubbly and mostly happy. People are mean to her for no reason though which kills me on the inside. Stopped caring for people altogether. Tan skin, brown thick hair. Lit up eyes.
  • Leo: She looks kind of mean from far away but super nice once you get to know her. Watch out if you get on her bad side though! Talks and laughs a lot. Smiles and talks enthusiastically. Somewhat tall but not short. Nice smile.
  • Virgo: Really booksmart and gets lovesick quite easily. We have a lot in common and appreciate those things. We give each other great advice and help each other out when we're not feeling well. Kind of bristly when you first meet her but she's pretty nice once you know her. Short, dark features.
  • Libra: She seems like she hates the rest of the world, but she really just hates school. Brutally honest about everything and everyone, but really funny. Smiles a lot and is all about gossip. Is really nice to teachers and is pretty smart. A little tall but not short, expressive eyes.
  • Scorpio: DRAMATIC. He overreacts about every little situation and it gets a little annoying. Not as bad if you actually have a conversation with him though. Does nice things for people but can be really mean for no reason.
  • Dark features, fast movements.
  • Sagittarius: New this year to our school, she's really funny and we talk a lot on the bus. Doesn't need people to survive in a social setting and is perfectly fine alone. Into memes and all that kind of stuff and has a strong sense of morals. Light skin, dark hair, somewhat short.
  • Capricorn: I think he was born responsible to be honest. Got a job at 14 and loves to work. He was really polite when he first met me and he somewhat opened up to me. Me and my friend were being really petty to him though and I felt bad about it but they're super close so I also don't. Tall, straight nose, slow walk.
  • Aquarius: Can play a few different instruments, has some social struggles. She and I both kind of hate the world and have pretty good talks. She's pretty crazy once you get to know her and it's pretty cool. Smooth skin, thin, observant eyes.
  • Pisces: We've been there for each other emotionally. (I think it's the whole opposites thing but idk). When she was afraid to do something I kept encouraging her and good things came from it. She's a really nice person and loves music. She knows two languages. Black hair, tall, athletic.

anonymous asked:

coldatom tangled au... explain. i want to know more.

AIGHT LISTEN, strapping and snarky thief Captain “My Real Name Is Leonard Snart” Cold, pulls a heist with Lisa and Mick, it goes bad, he runs into Ray’s secluded tower in the woods where he was kidnapped as a child by Damien Dahrk.  Ray is the heir to the town’s richest family, but he doesn’t know it, and Dahrk kidnapped him because he knew he was a Genius and forced him to work on sciency things he could use as weapons (he doesn’t tell Ray they’re weapons tho, Ray wouldn’t do it if he knew it would hurt people).  Ray literally has never been outside since he’s been kidnapped, so he’s VERY booksmart but not very. street smart.  He also has a very high tech suit that shrinks.  That’s handy.

So, when Len crashes his tower, Ray knocks him out with a fuck ass frying pan because this poor boy was just trying to make himself some breakfast when Len came through, and he hides the item Leonard was stealing (coincidentally, it was from Ray’s actual family) to offer him a deal - take Ray out to see the fireworks that Ray’s family sets off to honor their lost child’s birthday and Len will get the artifact back.  Leonard agrees, if only to attempt to scam him, and after a very wild journey together - ranging from everywhere between running into some Rogues at Saints & Sinners with very fun and interesting hobbies and aspirations, to getting chased by police and almost straight up drowning - they realize the other actually isn’t that bad??  And maybe they fall in love a little??

Stepping into town isn’t exactly easy for Leonard though, because the Scarlet Speedster is on his ass in a second, but after Ray pleads with Barry to let Len go, the three of them finish their tour through the town together.

Leonard and Ray have a very romantic boat ride watching the fireworks together, but WHOOPS turns out Dahrk found out what happened, and he pawns Lisa and Mick into helping him arrest Leonard so he can have Ray back.

Of course, after that happens, Lisa and Mick are rightfully pissed and horrified at what happened, so they conspire with Barry to help break Len out of jail and get him back together with Ray.

Dahrk had been expecting Leonard’s return though, and he sets a trap up for him back at the tower, which Len helplessly falls into.  He fatally wounds him until Ray makes a deal with Dahrk to let Leonard go and Ray will stay with Dahrk forever.  Dahrk seems satisfied with that, and lets them have a moment to say goodbye.

I’m struggling with how the ending would go though, like maybe Len is struggling from his injury but he manages to get some nanotech on Dahrk so he’s shrunken down and harmless??  That’s probably how that would go.

Back at the tower, Ray had pieced together that he’s actually the lost heir, and Leonard helps return him to his family.  His family, of course, is very grateful, and happily welcome Leonard into the family.  They’re also conveniently good friends with the mayor, so his, Lisa’s, and Mick’s crimes all get acquitted as a favor for helping bring their son home.

At last, Raymond was home and he finally had a real family. Beloved by all, he led Palmer Tech with all the grace and wisdom that his parents did before him.
And as for Captain Cold, well, he started going by Leonard again. Stopped thieving and basically turned it all around, but I know what the big question is.

Did Raymond and Leonard ever get married? Well I am pleased to tell you that after years and years of asking, and asking, and asking, Leonard finally said yes.

(Okay, Len asked Ray.)

And they lived happily ever after.

Eric told me I could post all the doodles I liked as long as they were spoiler free so beware the floodgates have opened and I’m gonna be brushing up a ton of my StreetSmart sketches 

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anonymous asked:

You said Plat and Sapph would adopt like 20 kids so could you please maybe draw them with one of their kiddos you don't have to of course

OH MAN i designed a few fankids for them a few years ago but can only remember one … rip

he doesnt have a name yet but hes the eldest. he takes more after mom #2 (plat) and is more bossy and booksmart, but is skittish in battle. he has a strong moral compass all around

cyfi  asked:

BUT FOR A REAL RARE PAIR 20 and satch/Alex ... is that rare ... idk my man

Prompts! // “I sort of, maybe have a small crush on you and would kind of like to take you out sometime” 

Uh.. i think it’s rare?? idk my guy but i haven’t written anything for them so ??but this is cute i’m excited 
side note: i really wanna call them “booksmarts” as a ship name because it sounds fckin cute i’m dead

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