but i worked for such i long time i might as well post it

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Another AU no one asked for lol!!

I wanted to finish this before Moana came out, BUT I am glad I waited because now I have a story to my AU based off of one of my favorite songs from the movie ( x )

So now this exists! And I took what I knew from my Samoan heritage, and the rest the beautiful islands to make it! I made it very general, so I used a few different Islands and languages to do it, so in speaking, this is generally polynesian, but more Samoan based, since I am more familiar with that.

Since Komugis name wouldn’t work in the language, I did some research and came across Komaki! So here we have our little blind Island girl, Komaki. 

Meruems name was hard to find a match that sounded close to his original name and held an important meaning.. but I did it!  In this AU he is Chief Mārama! Which is translated from Maori to the word light, which.. meruem apparently means the light that illuminates all or something so.. Yup!! we good!

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160816 Suga’s FC Post//Trans

The thing with music is that it comes easy then becomes really hard then comes easy again / sometimes (I) sit there for dozens of days and nothing comes out and other times (I’m) there for only ten minutes and music comes out / hmm (I’ve) been making music for 11years now and it’s still hard haha like life
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Turns out I started making music since I was 13

During this long journey I think I was able to take time to organize my thoughts on who the person ‘me’ is / although I was able to organize my thoughts on who I am, I’m not going to tell
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Of my beats, I chose only the aces to work with / I had saved them for Bangtan’s album but well…I think I’ll be able to make better music anyways :) / I’ll be doing music for much longer than I have been so far *laugh*
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I spent close to half my life making music, you’d think it’d get tiring but while living my 24years there hasn’t been anything else I’ve been as passionate for / since my personality is impatient anytime I started something new it never lasted :)
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I’ve always wanted to be the best to someone

That’s why I was restless and anxious while comparing myself to others, not being satisfied (with my work), being greedy, thinking, being sad…

Greed which was a weapon sometimes turned into anger

While working on this mixtape, (I) went back to my 13 year old self and saw a memory stuck in the corner of my mind / When I first started making music, rather than someone who is the best at making music, I wanted to make music that would give comfort and emotions to someone.
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I think this work has been work that brought me comfort

Why does this young guy have so much resentment

The guy of expectations was always so far from me so there were many times when I clenched my jaw* / due to that I was always able to show you beyond expectation

What a relief :)
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I don’t really like interpreting and explaining songs

Music isn’t the creator’s but the listener’s

That’s why during my album reviews I don’t explain the song or the lyrics but I focus on the process in making the songs / Even if I were to explain, it’s not something that really can be understood / Interpretation is solely on the listener

Chew it out, tear it apart, taste it, enjoy it to your heart’s content
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While doing this work I felt like I was going back and forth between heaven and hell multiples times a day / Sometimes I’d feel great about something and then get scared about messing it up / sometimes I’d feel ah this is enough and then feel a bit of regret / It felt quite different from what I felt (while doing) Bangtan’s album / I started this while going around on tour and it was crazy but while working on the second half I’m thankful I had some breathing room because the bighit family helped.
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Thank you to Yankie hyung and Suran nuna who helped without hesitation with just one phone call even though it’s not even an official album and just a mixtape :)
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Will be together with you at your creation and at the end of your life
Wherever you are, will welcome you
In the end, at the end of adversity, will be in full bloom
Though the start may be humble, the end will be prosperous
*lyrics from so far away feat. suran*

(trans cr. Joyce @bts-trans)
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Min Yoongi is most definitely a genius

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Trans by @bangtoori​ 

How long?
  • Molly: *glances over at Sherlock silently working* Sherlock?
  • Sherlock: Mm?
  • Molly: Remember when you said I'd always counted and you'd always trusted me?
  • Sherlock: *looks up, suddenly interested* Yes.
  • Molly: Well, when you said "always" what did you mean by that?
  • Sherlock: *gaze shifts in confusion* I meant always. How was that not clear.
  • Molly: Yeah but, I mean, from when exactly? How long did it take you to feel that way?
  • Sherlock: *gazes at her silently for a long moment*
  • Molly: *rapidly becoming self conscious*
  • Sherlock: Do you remember the day we met?
  • Molly: Yeah of course.
  • Sherlock: Ok...that day. *goes back to his microscope*
  • Molly: *unsure* That day? That very day? You mean it didn't take you any-
  • Sherlock: *looks over again* It took me no time to see that I could trust you and you'd be someone who would matter to me. Certainly not minutes, and barely seconds. No time at all. When I said always...I meant it.
Ballet Class - OtaYuri

Because I kept thinking about this.
Set a few years in the future.  Unbeta’d.  Please enjoy~

“Beka.”

“I said no.”

“Not really. You didn’t actually-”

“Well, I meant no.”

They were at a standoff.  Yuri narrowed his eyes - the eyes of a soldier, he might add - and stared at the man across from him.  A man whose equally intense gaze was unwavering.

It was a battle of wills.  Neither backing down nor showing any sign of weakness.  Though one had a time limit and, because of that, he broke early.

“Beka.” Yuri stepped closer, his eyes softening, if only a little.  “Just one class?”

“That won’t work on me,” Otabek replied, crossing his arms over his chest. “You don’t give puppy eyes well, Yura.”

“I wasn’t giving-” Yuri growled, running a hand through his hair. “Just come to the damn class.” Then he paused, pushing his bangs from his eyes and smirking. “It’ll help you with your little flexibility problem.”

“I don’t have a flex-” but Otabek stopped, realizing he’d taken the bait. “I swore I’d never go back and I meant it.”

“Fine.” Yuri glared and stamped his foot, but Otabek didn’t budge. “Whatever.” He rolled his eyes and stomped over to their bedroom, ripping off his shirt and quickly changing out of his jeans and into a pair of tights.  He put on his leotard and slipped his oversized shirt back over his head.  Then he grabbed his sweatpants and walked back into the living room, intending to pull them on after he located his shoes.  But a voice stopped him.

“Is that what you always wear to your ballet classes?” Otabek asked, his normally stoic face showing surprise and, although Yuri wasn’t quite sure, it looked like he was blushing.

“Well, yeah.” Yuri held up his leopard print sweatpants. “I take these off when I get there.”

Otabek stood up, walked over to their shared room and, a moment later, reappeared wearing a loose-fitting tee and a pair of sweats.

“Beka, what…?”

But his boyfriend didn’t answer.  Instead, he opened the door to the hall closet and pulled out their helmets, pressing Yuri’s into his chest.  He reflexively wrapped his fingers around the helmet, turning wide eyes on the other man.

“Beka?”

“I’m going.”

Yuri raised his brows, but then smirked, his eyes narrowing playfully. “You mean you’re giving me a ride, right? Since you already said you weren’t going.” He waited, biting back a smile.  He wasn’t sure how, but he’d won.

“Aren’t you running late?” Otabek asked, grabbing his keys off of the counter.

“Yeah, yeah. Let’s go.” Yuri stepped into his pants and slipped on his shoes before tucking the helmet under his arm and following his boyfriend out the door.

He’d celebrate his win later.  For now, they had a ballet class to attend.

Heehee.  I really like these two, so I thought I’d try writing them.
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THOUGHTS ON JUMIN’S ROUTE/MY HEADCANONS SO… ya know.  spoilers galore! 

  • okay one
  • HE’S SUCH A FUCKHEAD OK LIKE WOW 
  • in so many ways
  • like
  • what a little shit 
  • i know there are a lot of ppl out there who REALLY hate him tho
  • esp because of jaehee’s route 
  • and tbh i don’t really blame them because he was 
  • u kno
  • A LIL SHIT 
  • BUT LISTEN

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MHA dub episode 5 commentary

  • Bakugou got first place in the exam, because of course he did
  • Kirishima got second tho, which i think is interesting…
  • Tetsutetsu was behind Izuku tho at 8th place
  • i love it whenever Toshi spits up a gallon of blood. which sounds morbid but it’s incredibly endearing
  • i love the Dad Might highfive
  • i always thought it was really sweet of Toshi to admit that he had no part in getting Izuku in, and that it was all Izuku’s own hard work that got him in
  • so Toshi’s agency is in Tokyo? also lmao Toshi cutting off Izuku’s little info commentary with “GETTING CREEPY….”
  • “WAIT, YOU KNEW I WAS GONNA GET HURT THAT BADLY?!” “WELL… WE WERE IN A TIME CRUNCH…. BUT IT TURNED OUT ALL RIGHT……..” Toshi no that’s bad
  • i keep saying it but i love the difference in Toshi’s casual voice and the bombastic tone of All Might’s
  • even All Might’s thinking voice is super bombastic omfg
  • “Eventually I’ll retire, my job complete!!” too soon Toshi 
  • “…. Hmph! Deep stuff, All Might!!” i’m sorry did he just refer to himself in the third person
  • “You didn’t just pack action figures, right?” Inko knows you, Izuku
  • i enjoy how huge the 1A classroom door is
  • the fucking slasher sound affect that plays when Izuku thinks of Bakugou and Iida skjal;ghkagls;a this poor traumatized kid
  • IIDA CALLS BAKUGOU A CRETIN I’M LAUGHING
  • “DID YOUR OLD SCHOOL PUT A STICK UP YOUR ASS, OR WERE YOU BORN WITH IT” BAKUGOU NO
  • Iida tries to start over bless his square little heart but Bakugou isn’t having any of it
  • my son is a little shit with no chill
  • “Hey, I recognize that messed up hair! Falling boy!!” omfg no Uraraka don’t call him that
  • oh my god Bakugou, calm your little shits
  • i enjoy how Bakugou is drawn during his confrontation with Izuku scene
  • holy shit Aizawa
  • wow i. really like his voice
  • “WHAT IS THAT THING” they ask, referring to their teacher in a giant yellow plushie sleeping bag on the floor drinking Sunny D
  • Aizawa sounds so tired. perfect
  • i’m liking Kaminari, Mina, and Sero’s voices so far
  • lmao hearing Izuku say “What the crap am I gonna do?!” is so funny
  • Aizawa’s voice is perfect. perfect amount of tired, deadpan, and slightly sadistic
  • also he sounds as young as he looks, which is good, b/c dude’s got a baby face despite being like 30
  • i enjoy Mic’s voice over during the quirk introduction scenes
  • LOL everyone to Aoyama: “What a tool.”
  • the way Aoyama says “hurts my tummy” makes me laugh
  • i love how dramatic Toshi is
  • “YA GOTTA FEEEEEL IT!!!”
  • i love the inspirational background music during this scene
  • excuse me did they give Mineta a lisp
  • Aizawa has no chill
  • i love how dramatic Aizawa’s scarf is as it blows in the invisible wind
  • “And he judges celebrity heroes like me because I look good in the spotlight…” keep telling yourself that, Toshi
  • i love that sometime during all this, Toshi put away Aizawa’s records and came to watch the class from behind one of the school buildings b/c reading the records just made him so nervous for Izuku
  • LOL Aizawa glances over to where Toshi is ‘hiding’ during his speech
  • lmao Aoyama just. randomly puts a hand on Uraraka’s shoulder and says “I’m here.”  Uraraka is all “the fuck are you again”
  • Izuku got 705.2 on the throwing test, which was 3 more than Bakugou
  • also more great background music
  • “WHAT THE HECK, YOUNG MIDORIYA!! WHEN DID YOU GO AND GET SO COOL!!” what a proud dad
  • also i really like Aizawa’s little speech to Izuku about how he needs to control his quirk, or else he’ll just become a liability on the battlefield
  • Aizawa pulls no punches. he’s like sleepy, bitter coffee with no chill in sight
  • “LOOK AT DEKU’S BUNNY EARS, OH MY GOODNESS, THEY’RE SOOOO CUTE!!” see Izuku even Uraraka thinks they’re bunny ears

anyway that’s it for episode 5

Level Pair; Opening 1/2

A/N: I caved and finally got a tumblr account to post this on. This is inspired by @craziiwolf​’s amazing Kagehina Winged AU. All of her work is stunning but this one got me writing. Fair warning… it is LONG and multiple chapters. Like 20 chapters and counting. It will probably be around 25 before it’s complete and I will try to keep a regular schedule posting them.

It’s been taking shape since before all of Craziiwolf’s details were posted so there are discrepancies here and there with her AU, and I don’t know if I’ve kept them in character as well as I’d hoped, but it just keeps writing itself. And since it sprouted out of her wonderful art and has more or less taken over my life for the time being, I figured I might as well post it.

So here you are… CHAPTER 1!

If we remembered every day that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them more fiercely and freely, and without fear- not because there is nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost. ~Emily Rapp, The Still Point of the Turning World

Kageyama can feel the bright sunlight against his eyelids and dimly notes that it is making his head pound that much worse. Getting to sleep in is a scarcity that comes maybe once or twice a year and something that if he was honest, actually put him on edge because of how unusual it was—but having a headache was completely ruining the moment.

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Darkiplier

So, I’ve been trying to figure out a solid look for Darkiplier for a very long time. I never really got around to making anything because I could never find a look that I liked and was different from Anti. I wanted to do something different with the eyes and just show that they are two separate entities entirely. Two completely different ‘species’, so to speak. The completely blackened eyes worked out for a while but that’s just a bit too simple for this heavy editor right here. And, thus, snake eye-d Darkiplier. I think I might stick with this look from now on for Dark edits. :)

burnt-toasty  asked:

So my traits are pretty evenly split between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw and I honestly don't know how to choose where I belong?! I don't know why this is so distressing to me, but every time I think of picking one it feels like I'm ignoring an important part of my self

I would say have a look at your work ethic. 

Ravenclaws will tend to put the most effort into the things they’re most interested in, and everything else tends to get a bit sidelined. Homework will almost always be done in the order of favourite subject. Projects in your favourite class will be three times as long as they need to be, but homework from your least favourite class will be done in lunch right before it’s due

Hufflepuffs are more practical. Everything needs to be done whether you like it or not so might as well put all your effort into it and do well- ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away. Homework will be done on a due date basis, and they won’t spend 3 unnecessary days making their favourite subject’s homework perfect when less enjoyable subjects still have work piling up

Hey guys! I haven’t done an update in a while so here goes! Work’s been going well, and it’s been a whirl wind these last couple of months. Definitely been learning a lot and growing in terms of storyboarding speed/efficiency. Hopefully when my schedule gets a little less hectic, I’m planning on posting more art. I’ve been in a bit of a mini art block, and have been a bit tired in terms of creativity when I have free time to draw. Most of the time drawing ends up being fanart, but it’s been fun (and an excuse to draw TF2….) I think once things settle down I might want to hunker down and actually draw a new board sequence to test drawing more action based storyboards (or acting etc…..) Anyhoo, long story short, I’ve been tired and busy, but have been having a lot of fun and good growth. Ok that’s all

anonymous asked:

on a related note, might i ask, what is some of your fave queer literature?

I’m relatively new to queer literature, so i’ve mostly read newer stuff but i’ve had great findings so far! I read mostly YA and new adult fiction. Last year, i’ve read the Captive Prince series by C.S Pacat and absolutely loved it. The All for the Game triology by Nora Sakavic was also brilliant and stayed with me for a long, long time. E.M Lindsey is both a friend and a fantastic author, and her work has never failed to touch my heart and drown me in emotions. I’ve read and loved Verismo, Absolution and Endless Forever by her immensely! The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller was definitely one of my favorites as well. Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz was also a really emotional novel that’s made me think about my emotions along the way, i definitely want to read more of her stuff. I’ve really enjoyed the In Focus series by Megan Erickson, i’ve read Trust the Focus, Focus on Me and Out of Frame, and i’ve the fourth of the series, Overexposed, on my downloaded and waiting to be read. Megan Erickson also wrote a series with Santino Hassel called Cyberlove, i loved the use of modern elements like social media in it, the series definitely had more emotions than i’d previously expected! Strong Signal and Fast Connection were definitely great reads, i’ve also heard that a third installment for series called Hardwired is on the way this month! That’s absolutely on my to read list. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz was absolutely a treasure, i can name very few authors that could captivate me that much with their words! I’ve also really enjoyed Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, it was really fun and lighthearted! Some other stuff on my to read list are I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva, Openly Straight and Honestly Ben (coming this march!) by Bill Konigsberg, Glitter on the Garland by @julietsemophase, Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour,  Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan, Colorblind by Siera Maley, You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, Hero by Perry Moore and many, many, many others! I’ve started reading queer lit last year so i’ve *a lot* to catch up on, but i’m slowly making my way through. :) This isn’t even delving into the classics and earlier stuff. I also insist on not reading queer tragedy, so that narrows my reading pool a bit.

ETA: I forgot to say this, if you have any recommendations to me i’m definitely all ears, please send them my way!

Oh Marceline
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I’m not sure if this has been posted already, but thought I might as well throw it online. When I was working on Season 1 of Adventure Time (2009? 2008?) we had to write a montage song for the episode “Evicted!” while Finn and Jake are looking for a new house. Pen wrote a bunch of lyrics, so I brought them home and fine tuned them and put them to music. I recorded a demo that was too long, so i just digitally sped it up to be the right length (which is the recording above).

It was supposed to sound sort of… lame… like sort of… like a lame singer songwriter guy who’s into Dave Matthews but isn’t nearly as talented. That was, like, a thing in the early 2000s… a lot of people played this certain acoustic guitar style, but I don’t know the name for it. Maybe it has tinges of what was called “Emo”? Or… what does Hoobastank sound like? Uhh, I don’t know. Who cares. I’m old now and I don’t remember anything.

In the end I didn’t want to sing the final version, so Pen did the singing in the show. He did more of a Blink 182 style thing. Blink 182? Is that right?

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(UPDATE: I found a ripped Super Mario 3D Land character which was 3071 tris, so the rumored 2000 triangle limit is without a doubt false! I’m still glad it prompted me to research topology and polycount optimization, but now I’m at a complete loss as to what resolution to aim for! Please send help!)

It’s study-time!

Since I’m working towards ancient tech restraint limits, I thought I might as well attempt to make game graphics which would fit on the 3DS (now that Unity has 3DS support!).

However, people online seem to claim that the 3DS has a “hard limit” on 2000 triangles rendered at the same time, which is insanely little. For comparison, the PS1 developers usually aimed at 3000 triangle limits, although the machine could probably do a bit more. Some rumors say that the 2000 triangle limit is an artificial restraint, and it’s probable that it’s enforced to make sure that all games in the 3DS library runs at decent framerates, even with post-processing and fancy materials applied (implying that Nintendo doesn’t trust 3rd party devs to optimize their games properly). My graphics won’t be using post-processing at all, and shader materials will be unnecessary because I’m using vertex colours, so I’d love to swap that computing power for more triangles.Now, I’ve thought long and hard about how to solve this problem (and still retain a decent amount of detail and world-size).

First off, I looked at how the old classics did it.

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CBT App - “Thought Diary”

Good news: I’ve recently re-started cognitive-behavioral therapy!

A few years back, I tried CBT, but it didn’t work out for me too well. One of the reasons was that my therapist asked me to write out my thoughts on paper. Back then I wasn’t great at remembering to take the piece of paper with me, and I felt embarrassed to be taking it out at random times because people might ask me what I was doing.

When re-starting therapy, I became interested in writing down my thoughts again, but without all the hassle. Fortunately, I came across an app that I’ve found to be extremely helpful.

The app is called Thought Diary, and in this post I’ll give an example of how I personally use it. It’s discreet to use in public; I can just turn my screen brightness down a little bit and I basically just look like I’m texting someone. There’s no pressure to explain my mental health to anyone unless I choose to, which is a huge bonus.

It’s a free app, available for both iOS and Android. If you don’t have a system that this can work on, then it could be adapted for other devices (by writing down the categories in template format in a text message/note to yourself, then responding to them).

The key behind CBT is to transform your emotions by transforming the thoughts that trigger them. A lot of the times I’ll be extremely distressed by something that seems outwardly “small” - for example, my friend commenting that I’m quiet and shy as opposed to gregarious. It’s hard, initially, to understand why this would put me at a category “6″ on a 1-10 distress scale. Through writing down my feelings and exploring my negative thoughts further, I eventually discover the root of my intense pain. Instead of taking her statement at face value, my brain jumped to “I wish I had been born as a different person. I drain the energy from other peoples’ lives.” That’s a really heartbreaking belief; no wonder I felt so distressed about it! If I said those words about someone else, they’d probably feel equally distressed.

After identifying my negative thoughts, there’s a space for me to look at them more critically - where is my distress distorting reality? In what specific ways am I sabotaging my joy? Using the app, I can analyze my thoughts and challenge them which allows me to play a direct role in adjusting my thinking patterns.

The app is based on the idea that someone who is experiencing frequent negative moods is going through cognitive distortions. It provides all of the most common cognitive distortions for you, along with examples, so that you can see where you may be experiencing them in your own thoughts. There is nothing “wrong” with you if you have cognitive distortions - it definitely doesn’t mean that you’re unintelligent or that you lack self-awareness. It just means that, for one reason or another, you have negative beliefs that interfere with experiencing positive emotions. The good news is, you can definitely work to change these - writing down your thoughts and challenging them is just one method.

Alright, let’s get into this. I’ll be including a few pictures to show you the simple design of the app. This is sort of in tutorial style, because when I’m feeling really overwhelmed it helps me to look at a step-by-step process and follow along. I hope this guide will make you feel less intimidated about using this method!

When I’m in a negative mood and I have the spoons to write down my feelings, I can open it and create a new post by clicking the plus sign in the upper right corner. Once I’ve done that, it takes me to this screen:

After titling it, I can click on the Emotions screen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow you to enter your own emotions - I think this could be a helpful update to the app, because sometimes these generalized emotions don’t fully encapsulate my experience. One upside to this screen, however, is that it doesn’t take too much of my energy to check the boxes. If I’m feeling exhausted, it’s sometimes easier to have the app suggest broad emotions for me. In this example, I’ve selected “Anxious,” “Ashamed,” “Hopeless,” “Sad,” and “Worthless.”

Next, I can go to the Distress screen and rate that on a scale of 1 to 10. Sometimes it can be hard to determine how much distress you’re actually feeling - I tend to go with my gut and put down the first number that pops into my head. I’ve found that it’s best not to overthink this step, as the truly important part comes later on. Here I’ve selected “6″, meaning a little more than moderate distress. For me personally, this means that I’m bothered enough to feel like I might cry if I keep thinking about it. I might be short of breath. Someone else’s “moderate distress” might present differently, so it’s a good idea to decide for yourself what your physical and emotional indicators might be. Another measuring tool I use for myself: if I select “Anxious” or “Scared” in the Emotions screen, I’ll usually select a higher distress level, because I’ve found that anxiety and fear manifest more powerfully in my body than things like sadness or emptiness.

Next, I fill out the situation box. You may be tempted to put your negative thoughts in this box, but this box is best used for the most realistic view of the situation that you can muster. I try to stick to facts - that way, when I come back to it later on, I can examine the reality of the situation and remember what actually happened without the accompanying negative emotional responses.

After that’s done, I let myself fill out the negative thoughts section. This is the time I take to be honest and open with my negative feelings, without judging them. In fact, throughout the whole process, I tend to think of it as analyzing my thoughts and feelings, as opposed to judging them or forcing them to change. The purpose isn’t to beat myself up over feeling bad - it’s simply to understand why I feel that way in the first place, and to balance out my bad feelings with more realistic ones.

Here’s the situation section and the negative thought section, filled out:

(Keep in mind that I’m not actually distressed at this moment, it’s just an example. You don’t have to worry about me because this is a hypothetical situation. However, I have felt similar thoughts before, so if you can relate then please know that you’re not alone. There’s nothing wrong with being shy - if you’re shy and reading these negative thoughts distresses you, then I’d urge you to read the “Challenge” section so that you can realize that you’re worth just as much as everyone else.)

This next portion is the part that I think the app does a really good job or providing - the various cognitive distortions. I selected “Overgeneralization” because I assumed that everyone in general dislikes me, “Mind reading” because I assumed my classmates hate me, “Magnification of the negative” because of my emphasis on the ‘weakness’ of how shy I was instead of giving myself credit for the positive aspects of being soft-spoken/less-frequently-spoken, and “Should/must statements” because I said that I should have talked more. The selection process gets easier with time, and it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect. If you need help, you can click on the “?” icon and it provides definitions for each distortion, as well examples of each. You could also google these distortions, as they’re widely known in the CBT world.

Here comes the good part - you get to respond to your previous thoughts, which usually reduces the stress. If you’re stuck and feel like you can’t be compassionate to yourself, clicking on the “examples” button will take you to a screen which suggests statements to get you started:

I chose to start off with “I should be more sympathetic towards myself.” I then added some more of my own words.

The outcome of this situation is that I feel less worried about the situation. I then asked my friend if I thought being shy was a bad thing, and she assured me that she loves me for who I am - I am gentle and she’s able to be around me even when she feels overwhelmed, because I’m never “too much to handle.” Writing in my thought diary and talking to my friend brought my distress all the way down to a 1!

Here’s the screenshot of my challenge, the outcome, and the ending distress level:

My distress didn’t go all the way down to a zero, and that’s perfectly fine. Sometimes I’ll finish writing and I’ll still feel the same exact amount of distress. This doesn’t mean I failed, it just means that this method of self-soothing won’t work every single time. I can always try again later, or try another method if need be.

I hope this post was informative for you, and helpful if recent events have triggered any negative moods. If anyone has any questions about this, then feel free to send them in and I’ll do my best to answer them!

- Mars (used to be known as “Maggie”)

So you may have heard about the song Taylor just released with Zyan for the Fifty shades darker soundtrack called I don’t want to live forever. Well naturally when I heard it I looked on her lists to see if it was registered on any of them yet and I found this! A song called The reason why that she wrote with Calvin Harris and Rhianna sings on! It was added since the last time I checked that site maybe like a month ago so I think (and I’m hoping) it might get released in the near future! A songwriter/producer named Kuk Harrell who’s worked with Rhianna before is involved in it somehow too (it says as a performer but I think he’s just a songwriter/producer so I don’t know?) and it’s 3:41 long. That’s all I know so who knows what’ll happen with it but it is a legitimate song so I wanted to post about it as soon as I heard! (Despite the fact that it’s now past 1am here! haha)

5 tips for new Tumblr RPers!

I actually see a lot of new RPers recently, in this community and others, and I love all of you. Still, sometimes, I see a lot of y’all making the same mistakes I did. And since I’ve been at this shit for an embarrassingly long time (15 years and counting), I thought it might be helpful to throw together a few tips I learned over the years.

A shortened version of this rather long post can be found at the bottom, as well.

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I’m really grateful for the draft feature on tumblr, but not for the reason people might think.

There’s been a lot of times (especially lately) that I’ve written out a long rant about one thing or another, and rather than posting it, simply saved it to drafts. It does wonders for venting frustration without having to stir up more drama (something I actively avoid). 

It’s kind of like that old advice of writing out a letter to someone you’re angry at, but without the intent to send it. It works really well.

Future Headcanon

Dex and Nursey are going to date, get married, buy a house, adopt 3 dogs and a cat, and later adopt children. They grow old together and live happily ever after.

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So the dating thing took a while. It took them until their second semester of second year, but they got there. And they’re both really glad they did.

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Dex proposed to Nursey after dinner in their favorite restaurant - the one they had their first date in after moving here. He knows Nursey likes romantic gestures, and this is perfect.

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The house is perfect. The garden is huge, the garage fits both Nursey car and Dex’s motorcycle, there’s two stories, and they’re living just 5 minutes drive from Chowder and Farmer.

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They go to adopt one dog from the local shelter. Dex falls in love with a golden retriever, and Nursey with a beagle. They adopt both.

Two and a half years later the golden retriever gets sick and dies. They both cry for hours.

A few months later they adopt a labrador so the other dog won’t be lonely.

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The cat is a stray that takes a liking to Nursey. It hangs around the house all the time, and eventually Nursey manages to catch it. They take her to the vet, and pay for shots and medicine for her. She’s part of the family now.

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Dex knows he wants kids. He always has. And he knows Nursey would be an amazing father.

But what if he isn’t any good? What if the kid hates him? What if he messes up? What if-?

Nursey reassures him they’ll be fine. Sure, they might make some mistakes at first, but they’ll fix them. It’ll all be okay as long as their together.

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They adopt more children over time, mostly older foster kids like Dex was. They’re the “cool parents”, and their childrens’ friends are jealous of them. Their children know better though. Their dads are giant dorks. Thy wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Nursey attempts to cover over the grey hairs again, but it doesn’t work.

Dex comments he’s getting old. Nursey laughs with him, before chirping Dex about his bald patch. They both laugh, before going for dinner together.

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They still chirp each other, mess with each other, fall out occasionally, make up again, and are just Dex and Nursey.

AND THEY LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

February 8th, 2017

The day I am officially being paid for animated work! Yatta! 

.゚☆⤴︎ ε=ε=(ง ˃̶͈̀ᗨ˂̶͈́)۶ ⤴︎☆゚あああああああああああああああああああ!!!!

I’m working on this cracky yet humbling and extremely passionate project that has been in the works for a decade and has no sign of stopping!! Please help support Ranma’s Declaration of Motherhood if you’re a long standing fan of Rumiko Takahashi’s acclaimed series or have been following this from the beginning! 《《o(≧◇≦)o》》

I’m unlikely going to post any work from this project here or anywhere else, but it’s worth mentioning just to explain where I might be when I’m not posting anything animation related!!

Projects keep adding up but there’s no better time since I’m so young so I’d better get a crackin`!

Also stay tuned for a stream this Friday that will host some research work regarding this project without content reveal a well as other projects in my line up! SEE YOU THEN!! \o/