but i always do it anyway


me, an astrology intellectual: yoongi is a pisces sun so he genuinely cares about a lot of things and he’s so sensitive and he really victimizes/blames himself for shit (like a true pisces would) remember in that interview he said that when the girl broke his heart, he started blaming himself that he wasn’t good enough or how he felt like he wasn’t good enough for his parents because he wasn’t doing what they wanted him to do? he blames himself so much for things. pisces ass. and the thing about it is that, yoongi is also a virgo moon which means that he especially cares for his members and us so much. he’d do anything for either one of us. he loves us so much. he just don’t wanna show it bc virgos hate showing their true feelings smh. they always wanna know everyone else’s deep feelings n issues but don’t wanna show anyone theirs. SMH ☕️ anyways, all i’m saying is yoongi actually really does care he just tryna scam y'all n make it seem like he don’t. lying ass pisces ass headass boy.

  • Liv: I know you say it's gonna be fine, but I swore that I wouldn't say anything to anyone about the drugs. And I have. I've told you.
  • Robert: Which was the right thing to do.
  • Liv: Right, but what if he doesn't see it like that and he thinks I can't be trusted? What if he's still taken them. What is he's hooked?
  • Robert: He's clean. He swore to me. Getting a release date is something for him to focus on.
  • Liv: Everyone hates a grass, Robert.
  • Robert: Liv, this could have ended really badly. Because you told me the truth, it didn't. You did a good thing.
  • Liv: Right, so you always tell the truth? Even if it could really upset him and possibly mess things up, you'd do it anyway?
  • Robert: Everyone wishes they could answer 'yes' to that question.
  • Liv: Exactly.
  • Robert: Yeah. Yeah, sometimes you do stupid things and if we could go back, we'd hit 'delete' and none of it would have happened. But this isn't one of those things. You did what needed to be done and he understands that.
  • Liv: So you set him straight?
  • Robert: I won't need to. We're family. He can't wait to see us.
  • Liv: Well, you're all right, Robert, you've not done anything wrong, have you?

I think… there is one thing that I would like to do. It was sort of a dream of mine since I was little, before I ever thought I’d be in a relationship with someone, as I’ve always been ace and kinda borderline aro. I’ve never really had a need for romantic relationships; Rusty was kind of this happy happenstance that I doubt will happen again. And that’s okay with me. I’m happy to hold Rusty in my heart for the rest of my days. (If you’ve ever wondered where Tech gets his hermit-y nature…)

But anyway… I love traveling. I love the idea of being able to pick up and go when I want. Much like a turtle, have my home on my back and always there with me. Be able to sleep in a national forest, be able to sleep in the Mojave, go to all of my friends wherever they are.

So I think I’d like to work up to getting an RV. And figuring out a lifestyle that can support that.


Felix: Not that I’m not always here anyways….but why did you invite me and whoever this dude is over?

Misael: It’s Misael, but thanks for that.

Yasmin: Look, you guys were the only ones that weren’t busy right now, okay? Anyways we have an important mission for you!

Rhen: And by important she means entirely unimportant, but you’re still doing it so don’t weasel out of this, got it? Good.

bobdonuts  asked:

As an amateur world-builder & on-and-off DM, thank you for writing such a wonderful story with such interesting and multifaceted characters. I try my best to create movers and shakers that will interact with the world alongside my players, but when the two butt heads, it always seems that said characters end up being viewed as one-dimensional villain-types rather than someone with clashing ideals/motivations. I know the medium is different, but how do you avoid this 'villain-ism'?

The medium is not that different! I was a DM myself before I was a comic author, and a DM misdirects, toys with emotions, entertains, and edifies players just as she does readers. At least, a good one does. And I think a good DM is a storyteller, first and foremost.

Anyway, an antagonist need not be a “villain,” as you well know. An antagonist is simply someone at odds with your hero, or protagonist. An antagonist can even be a better person than your hero. They can be more selfless, smarter, kinder, have healthier long-term goals. This can be difficult to write since we want the players to feel they’re the good guys, but simply having your villain act human can go a long way. Give them a love interest. Give them children, a family. Have them display passion towards benign, even beautiful and laudable interests. Make them sincerely care about things. Flesh out their life so they are more than their interactions with the protagonist. This immediately rounds them out and makes them both more believable as people, and more interesting. Your player should pause before striking that killing blow. They should hesitate and wonder if they’re in the right.

Ninety-nine percent of “evil” is selfishness. Evil people act for themselves without caring much about how it impacts others. Evil is so very common in our world that it’s a bit boring to read about it much in fiction. So steer away from a villain who is motivated by Evil (selfishness) and focus more on conflicts of religion, ideals, resources. Evil is for mooks; the Big Bad needs Moar.

An antagonist might just need something the heroes have because it’s required to help someone he loves - but he’s too proud to ask for it, and feels he has to win it through force. Maybe your antagonist is a great person but she’s indebted to someone awful, and must act against her nature by harrying the heroes. Maybe your antagonist simply believes he’s doing his god’s will by standing in your heroes’ way, and is deeply troubled by having to oppose them. Maybe your heroes have trespassed on your antagonists’ plans or lands or time, and he doesn’t take joy in retaliating, but others will think him weak if he doesn’t, and he’ll lose the respect he requires to do great and compassionate things.

So many scenarios. You just have to write people, and not villains :) Make them as important and whole as the players feel their own hero characters are.

anonymous asked:

a professor of mine thinks victor hugo would have disliked his novels being turned into musicals because he'd said his poetry shouldn't be set to music; do you think she's right? for some reason i always figured he'd be at least amused (if annoyed les mis is still so relevant to society today)

I think he’d have more Opinions about the most famous adaptation of his novel being in English than anything else, really :P 

Honestly I’d look at how Hugo talked about Ernani, the opera adaptation of Hernani, on this, but I can’t FIND him talking about it; beyond that he mentions it several times as having been playing on the night of NIII’s coup. Which is frustrating.:/  But anyway yeah, there were definitely examples of people adapting Hugo’s work in his lifetime, and I’d be inclined to look at his reactions there. 

And also  there’s the whole thing where prose and poetry were not the same! Like, to him, and to that branch of Romantics in general. So that might have made a difference!

For lack of being able to find anything more specific about his reaction to musicals, I’d look to his speech to Congress of Literary, Industrial and Artistic Property in Paris in 1878.    Where he says 

Create a system of literary property, but at the same time, create the public domain! Let us go further. Let us expand the idea.  The law could give to all publishers the right to publish any book after the death of the author, the only requirement would be to pay the direct heirs a very low fee, which in no case would exceed five or ten percent of the net profit. This simple system, which combines the unquestionable property of the writer with the equally incontestable right of the public domain was suggested by the 1836 commission [on the rights of authors]; and you can find this solution, with all its details, in the minutes of the board, then published by the Ministry of the Interior.

The principle is twofold, do not forget. The book, as a book, belongs to the author, but as a thought, it  belongs – the word is not too extreme – to the human race. All intelligences, all minds, are eligible, all own it. If one of these two rights, the right of the writer and the right of the human mind, were to be sacrificed, it would certainly be the right of the writer, because the public interest is our only concern, and that must take precedence in anything that comes before us.  [Numerous sounds of approval.]But, as I just said, this sacrifice is not necessary.

It seems Hugo, while an advocate of author’s writes, was  also an early advocate of Public Domain as a concept based on people being able to access ideas,  especially after the (literal) death of the author , so that’s probably relevant to adaptations of his work. 

Would he have actively enjoyed the current musical? Friend, I cannot say; art styles and emphasis have changed so much in the intervening century-and-a-half.  Possibly he’d hate it for not being anti-Napoleon III enough. Maybe he’d really love Tiny Cosette. I do not know! But Hugo had SO many opinions from so many directions over the course of his life that I’d be really hesitant to just say “he’d hate it” OR “he’d love this particular thing” –the answer HE gave might well have depended on When You Asked. But there’s some things to look into about it! 

Stuck - A Riverdale Imagine

Betty x Reader

A/N: i loved this request ❤️ sorry it’s more of a drabble, i hope you like it anyway. and thank you guys for 600 followers!!

Requested by: anonymous
“Can you do anything with Betty x reader where Betty is the responsible down-to-earth one and the reader is the goofy one. Maybe with 73?”

73. “I’m stuck! Help me!”

Warnings: getting stuck in a locker- so claustrophobia?

Word Count: 560


Nobody really understood Y/N and Betty’s relationship. They were complete opposites, and yet they were perfect for each other. Betty was always calm cool and collected, while Y/N was sprightly and brazen and constantly bouncing with positivity. Neither of the girls were really able to wrap their heads around it either, but that didn’t matter. Anyone could see they were made for each other.

One day, while Betty was waiting for Y/N to finish up at her locker, Y/N suddenly stopped, like she had had a revelation.

“Oh! I forgot!” she gasped. She began setting all of her belongings down on the floor, and Betty looked at her quizzically.

“What are you doing?” she asks hesitantly.

“I made a bet with Kevin,” she tells her girlfriend. “He said that I wouldn’t be able to fit inside my locker. I said I’d prove him wrong.”

Betty laughs at the ridiculous story. “I’m not sure that’s-”

“Shh,” Y/N cuts her off, walking over to place a kiss on her cheek. “It’ll be fine. It’ll be great! It’s gonna be super fun,” she rambles, more to herself than Betty. That’s another thing Betty loves about her- no matter what the situation is- whether it’s serious or ridiculous or grim- she’s always looking for the positives.

Betty watches with a smile as her zany girlfriend climbs inside the locker with ease. “Ha! I told Kevin I could do it. Now shut the door.”

“What?” Betty laughs.

“It doesn’t count if you can’t shut the door,” she says in a “duh” tone.

“How will you get out?” Betty asks, still smiling.

“Ehh, I’m sure it can’t be too hard,” Y/N responds, shrugging it off.

All Betty can do is shake her head as she closes the locker door, entrapping her girlfriend inside. “Yes!” she hears her shout. Betty is overwhelmed with a fit of giggles- after all, what other possible reaction could a person have in this situation?

“Alright, now I just have to…”

Betty’s laughter doesn’t stop as she hears Y/N struggling to find a way out of the locker.

*** “I’m stuck! Help me!” *** Y/N shouts, laughing.

Betty takes a deep breath as an attempt to stop the laughing. “Hang on, I just need a second,” she says with a smile, entering the combination into the lock. Once she’s finished, the door swings open, and a disheveled looking Y/N steps out.

“You saved me!” she squeals, engulfing Betty in a tight hug. She pulls away and presses a kiss to Betty’s lips; she tastes like strawberries and mint. Betty notices that Y/N still tastes like the cinnamon gum she’s always chewing, this time with a a hint of chocolate (her favorite candy.) The two girls laugh, relishing in the ridiculous moment.

And then Y/N says, “Now I just have to do it again tomorrow so I can show Kevin.”

So this happened today
  • Boy at school: You should go slit your wrists over the weekend. And kill YOURSELF to. You're wasting oxygen. You'll always be alone.
  • Me: Well then. Nice to know you have an opinion.
  • Boy: And you're so pathetic that you're in love with gay Chinese men. You need to grow up.
  • Me: You're not wrong about me being pathetic. But I would suggest doing a little research before insulting someone you don't know. It makes you look lower than you already are.
  • Boy: Whatever, women can't do anything anyways. Stay alone with your Chinese music.
  • Me: i would prefer if you did leave me alone with my music. Then I won't have to deal with you :3

anonymous asked:

do you think, ciel loved and hated his brother, if there is one? loved, because his bro was always there for him, but hated since he was everones favourite...? more healthy? and apparently the inheritant of everything? because i cant really think of another reason, why our!ciel woukd take his brothers name and lie? since he would have gotten everything anyway? but he took his brothers name, because he thought, that everyone would be more happy with real!ciel? accept him more?

Hmm, yeah maybe there really was some jealousy there but I don’t think our Ciel hated his brother. I think they may have had a very good relationship and were very close when they were young. And if the flashback in the Green Witch arc really shows the twin and if it’s a real memory, the two of them seemed to be there for each other even in such a situation. 

As for the reason why our Ciel would take the twin’s identity, I’m not so sure about that either. It was an extremely stressful situation he was in when he agreed to the contract and maybe our Ciel’s first idea was to give the demon the name of his twin and then he just went on with it. Maybe he already felt some guilt then and thought that it should have been him who died instead of his twin. Or maybe he really thought it would be easier for himself and for everyone else if he returned as ‘Ciel’.

So yeah, I’m not really sure about that, either. And I hope that – if the 2CT is really true – we’ll get a good explanation for that.

my room is so fucking filthy and i hate when my family gets mad at me abt it cuz i have no energy to clean it or no energy to do almost anything! im always so fucking tired like no one will leave me alone abt it like cna i be mentally ill alone please


Seflie Tag (Bias Edition) 🙈

I honestly always forget to do these when people tag me so this is for everyone who tagged me. 💖  I was creative this time so I made it look like Hobi was Snapchatting me (omg if he only did though 😪 ) I want to see all of my mutuals beautiful faces so please don’t be shy!!! 

 I Tag: @hobisnatchme @smhsehun @axsh-chica @hobiini @hazelnuthobi @j-hobies-angel  @hobieu  @asupercoolperson @hopenight218 @thejinblossoms @hoseokhotness @syub-baby @jhopes-butt @whitecrow96 @hugsforhobi  @mariisacutie  @moo-boo-mins @hobihype @hoseokillmehealme @hobiplz @minyoongiismyinspiration @hobistummy @loveshob @j-dopee @floral-hobi @gothic-hobi @jhope-shi @hobibliophile @glowinghobii @hobie-yah @hobilouu  @heartseok @hobiconfetti  @loveshob @artsyhobi @kingsobi+ anyone else who wants to do it!!!! 💕

plantbasedaloha  asked:

Hey! I have a question for ya: how did you get in to heavy lifting? I work out now, lil bit of cardio, lil bit of calisthenics, but I want to try heavy lifting but idk where to start?! I'm also afraid I'll hurt myself with the wrong form!

Hey there! 

I’ve always been interested in it after reading about all the benefits for your body, and how it is way more beneficial to you than just doing cardio. Unfortunately since I have some anxiety issues, I was always nervous to approach the weight racks since it’s filled with people who know what they’re doing, and I was always scared I’d look like a noob or get made fun of or something for not knowing what I’m doing. Not only was I super wrong about that, but I’d kick any asshole who had something to say about someone trying to learn weights directly in their asshole. 

Anyways, I got super lucky and I have two friends who work at two separate gyms I go to! My friend at Planet Fitness showed me beginners’ weights and how to work certain machines that intimidated me and I always avoided. However, my school gym is much more athlete-oriented because of our football team here so the weight room was even scarier. Luckily I know a few people who go there who were kind enough to let me “shadow” them and to spot me and show me what different weights were used for and how to use proper form so that you don’t hurt yourself. 

I really wish I could give some advice on this topic, but honestly, I think if you work up the courage to talk to someone who works at your gym or just someone you see using weights you’d like to learn, most people would be more than happy to show you and to help! People are there because they want to improve themselves and they are super interested in doing so; this usually means they’ll also be super interested in showing someone else the knowledge they have on it. They may be flattered! 

I will say this - START OFF SMALL. It’s the best way to get a baseline and you won’t kill yourself. You also will be able to get proper form down first by using little weight, and then once it’s perfected, THEN worry about adding more weight. It’s not impressive if you hurt yourself, you’re right! 

I use youtube if I don’t have anyone to show me the right way to do things. Search something like “proper lifting forms” and there’s hundreds of tutorials from helpful people with that sort of knowledge. 

Sorry I can’t be of more help, good luck! (: 

anonymous asked:

Some folks are up in a tizzy because some of us are still huge J&S fans and think we're not voting for S & Bonner b/c of it. That's not true. I am an S fan, but if I choose to vote during a season, it is for a couple that inspires me enough to do. There has to be something special about them. It is possible that will end up liking them, but based on the 1st dance, not so much. Like the best couple to win (combo of skill and chemistry - which know is subjective and doesn't always happen).

Do you mean @laceyeb pot? I don’t think it was addressed to fans like you, just people who are not voting as some sort of protest because James and Sharna didn’t win? Anyway, people can support who they want but I thought she made some good points. I agree with you about voting for the couples I enjoy the most.

eyesnotwhys  asked:

Hi! Before I start I have to say you're one of the best advice blogs I've found for this kind of thing. I've been noticing lately that my writing is always very dialogue heavy, and that I seem unable to use anything else to drive the story. Do you have any tips for making stories more balanced?

Aww, thank you <3  I’m really not the best because it took me way too long to answer this (thanks executive dysfunction 👍).  Anyway, here goes…

So most people I know have this problem or the opposite – it depends on what you’re more comfortable with.  Personally, I’m heavier on the description and lighter on dialogue, which presents just as many issues.  The reason for this, I think, is because I’m more comfortable with my own voice (author’s voice) than I am with my characters’ voices.  So if you’re experiencing the opposite problem, I’d ask you how comfortable you feel with your author’s voice.  If you don’t really know what your voice is or how it sounds, that could be your problem right there.

But there are other causes, so I’ll give you a diagnostic checklist.  Ask yourself:

  • Is the setting weaker than the plot and characters?  Many dialogue-heavy stories become that way because the setting is inessential to the story – that’s why most fanfiction is mainly dialogue.  The ideal setting for your story is interactive – even if it’s character-centric or takes place in a dull apartment in the city.  Find a way to include your characters’ surroundings/community in the story.  Otherwise, your story is missing one part of the Holy Trinity (plot, characters, and setting).  And that’s just tragic!
  • Are you in the wrong POV or tense?  A point-of-view that’s too distant from the characters thoughts/feelings/sensations (e.g. Third-Person Omniscient) can trip you up if it doesn’t suit you.  A POV that’s too close to the action (e.g. First-Person) can create an urgency that doesn’t allow time for description.  This effect can also be caused by present-tense stories.  Overall, just examine your POV-tense combo and make sure it’s not holding you back.
  • Could it be a pacing problem?  When a story reaches a climactic moment – especially with action sequences, arguments, flashbacks, etc. – authors tend to lean on auditory storytelling.  Stories seem to move faster when you cut out all the senses except what the character hears.  This is a good tool in moderation; but if you find yourself constantly in this state, your story may be moving too quickly.  On the other hand: if your dialogue is largely used for character development or humor, and not for moving the story forward, your plot is going too slowly.  In this case, consider dropping a subplot or just moving more aggressively.
  • Are your characters doing or just talking about doing?  One of the most agonizing mistakes a writer can make is creating characters who can’t put their money where their mouth is.  They talk about loving the Dream Girl or fighting the Big Bad Villain or Changing Their Life(!) but they wait fifteen chapters just to take the first step.  So make sure your characters are active – that they’re the ones driving the plot forward and not vice-versa.
  • Do you have “stick-figure characters”?  So your plot can be paced well, and your characters can be active, and the setting can be great, but ultimately, there are still going to be dialogue scenes.  Since these scenes are where you’re most comfortable operating, start there.  Keep your characters alive.  That means that when they’re exchanging puns or fighting over the last crepe, they shouldn’t just be doing that.  Use body language.  Have Jacob nervously tap his foot and stare at the salt shaker while he tries to come up with a pun, all the while feeling his crush staring at him impatiently.  Let Erika grab Tori by the wrist and try to elbow her back away from the crepe, because she really wants the crepe.  Conversations may be had on couches in real life, but in fiction, it’s always better to have a discussion on a rolling log.

That’s all I can think of right now!  If you have any more questions, be sure to send them in!  Happy writing :)

If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

anonymous asked:

(Pretty urgent) I don't know if my last message went through, and I hope I'm not being a bother in case it did and you haven't gotten to it yet. Anyways. I'm a trans guy, and I was recently diagnosed with cancer, the details of which I will spare you from. As such, I'm going to be losing my hair soon due to chemo. I've read on countless passing guides, and they always say that an AFAB person with a shaved/bald head doesn't pass well. So with that being the case, what can I do to keep being me?

Kii says:

Who are “they” exactly? I know a ton of trans guys with shaved heads. I’d say it’s actually a pretty common haircut for trans guys, and just guys in general. However, if you’re worried, you can wear hats or look into the option of wearing a wig.

i think the thing with anne rice is that she used to write compellingly awful characters and in the early books you kind of assume she’s doing that with some self awareness but then the more books u read and the more you know about her as a person the more you realize she was always writing about herself and she probably never was self aware about how very always sunny-esque her characters were and her ego has like increasingly eclipsed even her ability to translate self observation into entertaining and coherent characters. but anyway