but they would have to explain a lot of things

It’s still love - Headcanons / Scenario [707]

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Okay so we’re going to assume for the sake of these headcanons that her and Seven have had their rough moments- Luciel’s explained to her the things that stay on his mind and she spends a lot of time making sure that he feels loved

However he wonders sometimes why things haven’t progressed between them- they cuddle, the kiss and they have dates pretty frequently between bouts of Seven working but nothing more, so let’s be honest, everything would begin with a conversation

He’d ask to sit down and talk and she’d begin to worry, wondering what it could be- she begins to ask if everything’s okay but Luciel stops her and takes a deep breath. Bluntly, he asks why it is they’ve been at the same place for some time now and she’s hesitant to answer, growing somewhat upset- she’s realising she has to explain and is worrying about if he’ll understand, if he’ll want to leave her because of it. It, asexuality, she’s been shamed for it before even though it’s just a part of her, not something she can help.

Luciel’s face is unreadable and then his expression downturns, brow creased and she feels ill, thinking that this is it-

He takes her hands and then manages a smile.

“You thought that I’d be bothered by something like that?”

There’d be so much relief and then she’d laugh at herself, teary and shaky and he’s just holding her until she feels better.


  • In short, our precious hacker boy would think he wasn’t good enough to move on with but really she’s just ace
  • He’d totally understand and just accept it at face value like seriously he wouldn’t be bothered bc sex isn’t everything she’s put up with him long enough
  • He’d have so 
  • many
  • other ways of showing her his love that aren’t sex she’s gotta let the man cuddle her and mess with her hair
  • He keeps it inward but he’s like lowkey sad she thought he’d have an issue but whatever he’s mostly just happy they’re sorted out y’know they both have things that bother them and they can just
  • COMFORT COUPLE
Writing Antagonists

I received an influx of antagonist questions in the past few days, so I thought I’d compile my posts on the topic. I think I might have written a few others, but I think these are the most helpful. Thanks for your questions!

Understanding Your Antagonist

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to make an antagonist realistic/relatable without excusing their bad behavior. Many of the questions are afraid that giving the antagonist back story is a poor way to give the villain a “pass” for all the terrible things they’ve done.  I’ve previously posted about antagonists and how you should focus on making them as real as your protagonist, which explains you need to develop their back story just as much as you would any other character. Here are a few tips that should help:

If you’re having trouble developing your antagonist, try to think about the story from their point-of-view.

For the most part, making your antagonist evil for no reason doesn’t make any sense. There’s usually a reason, even if it’s not 100% exposed to your readers. Everyone in your story should have a motive, just like they would in real life. Your antagonist thinks he is the main character. Your antagonist thinks he’s doing the RIGHT thing. Very rarely do villains with no motive work out or feel realistic (I know they have, but it’s a very hard thing to pull off). In the mind of your antagonist, your main character is stopping them from accomplishing their goals.

Discussing your antagonist’s bad childhood is not the same as trying to give him a “pass” for his evil ways. 

You just need to find a way to interweave his back story without it feeling forced. If you say “He was abused as a child and that’s why he treats other people so badly”, your story will feel flat. Finding a way to show that information instead of telling it is very important. You don’t need to flat out say why the antagonist is so bad, but you should help the readers come to their own conclusions. For example, maybe your antagonist becomes furious when someone mentions something about their father. The readers will be able to infer that there’s been some sort of issue between the antagonist and their father and we might start to understand the source of their rage.

Like I mentioned before, developing a realistic past for your antagonist is the same as developing any other character. 

Your main character has to have flaws and their flaws need to come from somewhere. I would suggest doing some research on real life serial killers and see what sort of places they came from. Sometimes it’s impossible to tell why people snapped, but there are usually some clues or some build up from that person’s past. You’ll get ideas for your own antagonist.

In order to make it seem like you’re not excusing what your antagonist has done, you need to remind the audience about free-will. 

If your antagonist has a past that seems like he was driven into doing evil deeds, there needs to be actions your antagonist has done while making his own decisions. Your readers need a way to understand that your antagonist is capable of making his own choices and can also stop what he or she is doing. Having a sympathetic antagonist is not a bad thing, but you need to make sure your readers relate more with your protagonist. Your readers should usually want your protagonist to come out on top.

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Why Bad Characters Aren’t Always Bad

This is a follow-up to my Why Good Characters Aren’t Always Good post, but this time I’m going to focus more on antagonists than protagonists. I previously talked about the differences between writing a strong character (well-written, developed, interesting) and writing a morally strong character. This time I’m going to talk about writing a strong antagonist that might also have strong morals. It’s important to remember that your antagonist will not always be wrong; they are just someone who opposes your protagonist.

Your antagonist won’t always do the wrong thing

Just like your protagonist won’t always do the right thing, your antagonist isn’t always trying to destroy the world. In fact, your antagonist might actually do the right thing every once in a while and they might be the one with all the right ideas. They might decide to save your protagonist, even if they don’t necessarily agree with what they’re doing. They might even side with your protagonists on some issues. The antagonist doesn’t always have to be out to completely destroy your protagonist, so keep that in mind. Take time to discover their motivations and how it will fit into your story.

Good vs. Good is an interesting way to think about characters

If you want to write an interesting story, think of your character conflict as good vs. good. Your protagonist thinks they are doing the right thing, but so does your antagonist in most cases. I know there have been cases when the antagonist is just an awful person, but most of the time they do think what they’re doing is necessary. If we find reasons to side with both your protagonist and antagonist, your story becomes very fascinating. Consider that both characters believe they are in the right.

Your antagonist might have the best intentions in mind

You protagonist is only the protagonist because it’s the character your story is focusing on. They’re the main character of your novel and the one we’re told to care about more. However, that doesn’t mean your protagonist is making all the right decisions and what they say goes. Your antagonist might also have the best intentions in mind. Some of the best stories are when your protagonist realizes that they might not have been making the best decisions OR when they see themselves in the antagonist. Remember, your antagonist might think they’re doing the right thing and they might intend to do something good.

It’s possible for your antagonist to care about your protagonist

Your antagonist and protagonist do not have to hate each other. As I mentioned before, your protagonist does not have to be the good one and your antagonist doesn’t have to be the evil one. They just oppose each other in some way. Usually whatever they want they can’t have unless the other one fails. This doesn’t mean that your antagonist can’t care about what happens to the protagonist. Stories become more interesting when the protagonist and antagonist have a relationship that goes beyond hating each other.

This post is intended to help you switch up how you look at antagonists, so hopefully you can explore this in your writing. Antagonists and protagonists come in many shapes and forms, so don’t always think one has to be “good” and one has to be “evil”. I usually think of the “wrong” character as the one who doesn’t change or develop throughout your story despite the information presented to them and the experiences they go through. Figure out what works for your novel and what helps make the plot most interesting/exciting.

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Reasons Why Your Antagonist is the Antagonist

Any antagonist or villain that doesn’t have a reason for being the antagonist will come off as a flat character. Even if you know as the writer why a character is doing something, you need to find ways to explain it to your readers. When you reveal this information is up to you, but you need to do it at some point to make your characters relatable and believable. Here are a few things that might explain why your antagonist is the antagonist:

Family behavior

Looking at your antagonist’s background is always a great way to explain why they are the way they are. Think about how your character’s parents had treated them in the past. Maybe their father was busy at work and didn’t have time for your antagonist. Maybe their mother left the family or never wanted a child. Though these particular situations do not make people “evil” or “bad”, they do help shape your character. Build the individual situations of your characters and use them to help explain why your character turned out the way they did.

Again, family behavior doesn’t always negatively affect a person and turn them into something bad, but it might have an impact on your character. Try to only include information about this behavior if it has helped develop your character in some way. Or consider the reverse. Family behavior like a mother being too caring or suffocating might have caused a character to act out. There are so many ways to do it!

Personal background

Outside of family behavior, your antagonist might have had some bad things happen to them.  Maybe they were bullied when they were younger or there’s something they wanted badly that they never got. Looking into your antagonist’s personal background will help you understand a lot about your character. Were they constantly made fun of? Did they witness something violent that helped shaped them as an adult? If a character has felt weak at certain times in their life, they might want some control over other people.  Consider these factors.

Mob mentality

An antagonist might be an antagonist simply because they got caught up in something bigger than themselves.  They might have heard something from other people and decided to join the cause. They might have gotten swept up in something they didn’t fully understand and gained power. Something might be so ingrained in them that they can’t see your protagonist’s point of view. A character can be susceptible to what everyone else is thinking, so conformity might be a factor that turns them into the antagonist.

Desperation

If someone is in a desperate situation, this will definitely shape their behavior. Consider the idea that your antagonist is just as desperate as your protagonist. They need to succeed. If they don’t, maybe something horrible might happen to them. A villain doesn’t always do things just because they want to stand in the way of the protagonist. They’re not just simply evil. There’s always a reason behind their actions and desperation might be one of them.

Remember, your antagonist isn’t always the bad person; they’re just someone who doesn’t want to see your protagonist to succeed. Their ideals clash and they believe different things. You should develop your antagonist just as much as your develop your protagonist. Explaining why they’re doing the things they’re doing will help your readers understand what’s happening.

-Kris Noel

This is honestly one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever heard. I really hope Game fucks him up, but he’ll have to be careful because Zimmerman might claim ‘stand your ground’ law after popping some shots off. As a side note, Game has a tattoo of Trayvon Martin on his leg, which explains a lot as to why this spectacle is happening.

“I would not be boxing for me, I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family. I would box him to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.” - Game

Hip-Hop Fights Back…literally.

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Harry Potter Survey - send some messages!
  • Harry Potter- Explain a scar on your body.
  • Ron Weasley- Something you’re afraid of.
  • Hermione Granger- A subject you know a lot about.
  • Draco Malfoy- Closest green item to you.
  • Severus Snape- Your favorite Alcoholic beverage.
  • Rubeus Hagrid- Your favorite animal.
  • Luna Lovegood- Something about you other people find weird.
  • Neville Longbottom- Your favorite flower.
  • Fred and George Weasley- The last prank you pulled on someone, or someone pulled on you.
  • Voldemort- If you were to make a Horcrux, it would be…
  • Moaning Myrtle- The last thing to make you cry.
  • Sirius Black- Have you ever taken the blame for something you didn’t do?
  • Dobby- What is your most loved article of clothing?
  • Sybill Trelawney- When was the last time you experienced Deja Vu?
  • Filius Flitwick- What is your favorite spell from the Harry Potter series?
  • Lily Potter- Is there anyone you love so much you would die for?
  • Arthur Weasley- What piece of “Muggle” technology fascinates you most?
  • Mundungus Fletcher- Have you ever stolen anything?
  • Viktor Krum- If you were a Quidditch player, what position would you play?
  • Fleur Delacour- What physical attribute do you like most about yourself?
  • Hedwig- What was your all-time favorite pet, or, if you’ve never had one, your all-time favorite birthday gift.
  • Albus Dumbledore- What is your proudest accomplishment?
‘Sans weird murder line actually tells us a lot’ theory

Ever since I saw the restaurant scene, I had thought that Sans randomly telling us that had he not spoken to Toriel beforehand he would have killed us was weirdly out of character. After all, Sans is a lot of things, but a dude who kills random child passerbys isn’t one of them. 

Now I just realized that the entire point to Sans telling us the story of his promise to Toriel was to explain that had Toriel not asked him to try and guide us down the right road, Sans would have done his ‘murder them until they quit in frustration’ tactic right at the very beginning of the game, rather then the end. Gameplay wise, this realization isn’t THAT important, because Sans can’t stop a player determined to get through him, so the game would have gone on roughly the same after that, but it’s VERY important as far as his characterization goes. 

Hear me out.

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11.15: Dean Walks Into A Bar

How are we still debating this? I mean really.

Now normally I don’t usually consider the same things as a No Homo that a lot of people seem to (because bisexual means he likes BOTH, yes good okay), buuuut I’m not going to deny that “HEY, REMINDER THAT DEAN LIKES WOMEN, YES?” isn’t something that happens, and that it doesn’t end up being fodder for the Dean-is-straight-and-you-are-dumb people.

So. That fucking said.

The moments in this ep where a No Homo would have been shoved in not only just didn’t exist, but were DELIBERATELY PASSED OVER. Let me explain. –No, it’ll take too long, let me sum up.

Dean walks into the bar, and sees the girl dancing on the table.

He looks, but he doesn’t get invested. No smirking, no once-over, none of the tell-tale “aw yeah” reactions we usually get from Dean. The one who gets his attention is Rio, who gets a friendly, nonsexual nod of solidarity.

Then there’s a girl laying down on a table with her mouth open and being fed alcohol all sexy-like. Dean not only doesn’t look interested, but he gets that “oh, well, all right” face that people tend to make when they’re watching something that isn’t quite their thing.

And then he sees Gunner and makes a goddamn beeline.

Here’s his face when Gunner knows his name without asking and hands him a shot.

This is not subtle. It’s not played off as so much of a joke that it’s an effective No Homo. If you made it through tonight’s episode without at least suspecting that Dean isn’t straight, those Hetero Lenses are welded to your damn face.

Astrology Physiology

Every planet, sign and house have physiological correspondences which would explain a lot as we don’t always look like our ascendant. The Houses each rule a different part of our bodies, the planets affect how they appear and the signs give them a certain vibe, note that the houses and signs correspond with each other so they usually rule the same things (E.g Jupiter in the 9th House which is in Libra, Big (Jupiter) hips/thighs (9th House) that may be very feminine (Libra).)

*This is strictly appearance wise, if people would like a full, medical astrology post, let me know*

Houses/Signs

1st House/Aries: Head, Face, Physicality, Brain, Blood Vessels to the Brain and Facial bones

2nd House/Taurus: Voice Teeth, Throat, Neck and Bones

3rd House/Gemini: Shoulders, Collar bones and Hands

4th House/Cancer: Chest, Breasts, Ribs and Stomach

5th House/Leo: Spinal Chord and Back

6th House/Virgo: Abdomen and Stomach

7th House/Libra: Waist and skin

8th House/Scorpio:  Anus, Buttocks, Sexual Organs and pelvic bones

9th House/Sagittarius: Hips and Thighs

10th House/Capricorn: Knees and Joints

11th House/Aquarius: Ankles and Legs

12th House/Pisces: Feet and Toes

Planets

Sun: Provides health and vitality, generally is a bright, positive attribute

Moon: Fluctuation and instability in appearance is common here, warm and comforting features

Mercury: Sharp and clean-cut type of appearance

Venus: Feminine, aesthetically pleasing attributes

Mars: Rough, prominent, masculine attributes

Jupiter: Expansion, growth and largeness in the appearance

Saturn: Restriction, bony appearance

Uranus: Radical, uneven attributes

Neptune: Subtle, enchanting attributes

Pluto: Sexy, empowering attributes

Messy

Summary: Seunghyun, your brother, leaves you all alone with Jiyong, who has been his best friend since the fucking womb. Shit gets really dirty. 

Warnings: Oh No, Minor Sex, Age Gap, Oppa!Kink, drug use, alcohol use, oral sex, rough sex, crying, begging, like a whole a lot of shit, be warned before reading, if this isnt ur thing just dont read it

Word Count: 5442

Editing Creds: @doom-dada-diggity 

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Understanding Your Antagonist

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to make an antagonist realistic/relatable without excusing their bad behavior. Many of the questions are afraid that giving the antagonist back story is a poor way to give the villain a “pass” for all the terrible things they’ve done.  I’ve previously posted about antagonists and how you should focus on making them as real as your protagonist, which explains you need to develop their back story just as much as you would any other character. Here are a few tips that should help:

If you’re having trouble developing your antagonist, try to think about the story from their point-of-view. For the most part, making your antagonist evil for no reason doesn’t make any sense. There’s usually a reason, even if it’s not 100% exposed to your readers. Everyone in your story should have a motive, just like they would in real life. Your antagonist thinks he is the main character. Your antagonist thinks he’s doing the RIGHT thing. Very rarely do villains with no motive work out or feel realistic (I know they have, but it’s a very hard thing to pull off). In the mind of your antagonist, your main character is stopping them from accomplishing their goals.

Discussing your antagonist’s bad childhood is not the same as trying to give him a “pass” for his evil ways. You just need to find a way to interweave his back story without it feeling forced. If you say “He was abused as a child and that’s why he treats other people so badly”, your story will feel flat. Finding a way to show that information instead of telling it is very important. You don’t need to flat out say why the antagonist is so bad, but you should help the readers come to their own conclusions. For example, maybe your antagonist becomes furious when someone mentions something about their father. The readers will be able to infer that there’s been some sort of issue between the antagonist and their father and we might start to understand the source of their rage.

Like I mentioned before, developing a realistic past for your antagonist is the same as developing any other character. Your main character has to have flaws and their flaws need to come from somewhere. I would suggest doing some research on real life serial killers and see what sort of places they came from. Sometimes it’s impossible to tell why people snapped, but there are usually some clues or some build up from that person’s past. You’ll get ideas for your own antagonist.

In order to make it seem like you’re not excusing what your antagonist has done, you need to remind the audience about free-will. If your antagonist has a past that seems like he was driven into doing evil deeds, there needs to be actions your antagonist has done while making his own decisions. Your readers need a way to understand that your antagonist is capable of making his own choices and can also stop what he or she is doing. Having a sympathetic antagonist is not a bad thing, but you need to make sure your readers relate more with your protagonist. Your readers should usually want your protagonist to come out on top.

Hope this helps!

-Kris Noel

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5 Weird Involuntary Human Behaviors Explained

Our body leaves a lot to autopilot, which is a good thing. Imagine having to walk through your day actively remembering not to pee your pants. That would be totally lame.

Some of our involuntary behaviors are pretty weird, though. Why do our eyes sometimes twitch? Why do we yawn? Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun? Why do we hiccup, and how can we get rid of them?

Find out what science has to say about these weird behaviors in this week's It’s Okay To Be Smart! No yawning while watching.

Also, the YouTube show has its own Twitter account now! I know, it only took me two years to set it up. I’m good at internet. Follow @okaytobesmart for the latest videos, announcements, behind the scenes pics, Q&As, and extra goodies to go with each episode. 

I'm still calling it now.....

…CeCe’s story from the 6A finale was a complete lie. She is not “Charles DiLaurentis/Drake”, she is actually “Bethany Young” (cover name for CeCe/Charlotte Drake), Mary Drake’s daughter and Alison’s cousin. Wren is the real Charles, born to Mary but adopted by the DiLaurentis family. That would still explain the two boys at the farm, Wren and Jason. CeCe just told the story the way she did to cover for the good doctor…which is very obvious he has a connection to Elliott, considering they have both been referenced as the “good doctor” and have British accents. Another thing I found fishy is how Mary Drake was in Radley and so was Marion Cavanaugh, who also looked an awful lot like Jessica. Marion…Mary. Strange coincidence. Or maybe a plot twist? Maybe I’m hoping but it all seems very strange and coincidental.

Before filming today’s tutorial I couldn’t resist taking a quick photo of these beauties in front of my ring light!

I ordered these via Boots online and I couldn’t wait for the email to say they were ready to be collected! I picked them up 2 days ago & I used them for the first time today.

There has been a lot of mixed reviews on the price of these brushes due to the jump in cost from the previous set by Real Techniques & Pixiwoo.
But as the girls explained in their recent video on their channel, this new Bold Metals Collection is a premium brush set aimed at professionals as well as makeup lovers. And as the girls have such a huge following, there would be a mammoth amount of disappointed fans if the new line was only available in a premium cosmetic outlet.
So it seemed the logical thing to do to make sure the brushes were accessible to everyone was to keep the sets in the high street!

I adored the original line from the girls, so to say I was excited about the launch of the Bold Metals Collection is an understatement!
And I’m most definitely not disappointed.
Where most brush brands fall short for me is the tautness of bristles. For instance the Pointed Crease brush from this range is p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!! The very tip of the bristles where the point forms has the right stiffness, and the bristles around it are the ideal softness to blend out the surrounding shadow.
Many others I’ve come across are too soft and the tip just sways back and forth with the rest of the hairs, which prevents it from doing what it’s meant to.

All the brushes are made from the softest synthetic hair, so they are completely animal cruelty free! Also, this means all the brushes can be used with both powder & cream products.

Another plus for me are the weighted handles. I’ve always used fully-leaded pencils for drawing, and found that having a little bit of weight to the pencil aided the process & the comfortability of drawing. And it’s the same with my makeup brushes. I think it’s all about balance.

There are 7 brushes in total within the range, but I didn’t purchase the angled liner as it’s the one type of brush I don’t really use or particularly like, not just from RT but from most brands. It’s just personal preference. I have 2 that I stick to if-and-when I do use them; a sable angled liner from Crown, and a synthetic one from Illamasqua (both used for brows) and as they say ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ but who knows, I may be persuaded to get it at a later date.

I love that the brushes are coloured differently according to their use. My favourite colour is the Rose Gold.

You can definitely tell these have been designed by professional makeup artists. They are a premium brush line that are 100% worth their price!

In the USA you can pick up the entire set in ULTA, and in the UK these are exclusive to Boots.

According to Ubisoft technical director James Therien, Assassin’s Creed Unity will not include playable women because it would be too much work.

No, really, that’s what he said.

“It was on our feature list until not too long ago, but it’s a question of focus and production,” Therien explained. “So we wanted to make sure we had the best experience for the character. A female character means that you have to redo a lot of animation, a lot of costumes [inaudible]. It would have doubled the work on those things. And I mean it’s something the team really wanted, but we had to make a decision… It’s unfortunate, but it’s a reality of game development.”

All those female NPCs milling around in the cities of Assassin’s Creed? The plot-relevant secondary characters? Sure, Ubisoft can design, model, rig, animate, and voice-act them. Not a problem. But a playable woman, with character designs and animations no doubt similar to the other Assassins? That doubles the workload! How could the company be expected to surpass such an insurmountable obstacle, with such limited means?

“Again, it’s not a question of philosophy or choice in this case at all I don’t really [inaudible] it was a question of focus and a question of production. Yes, we have tonnes of resources, but we’re putting them into this game, and we have huge teams, nine studios working on this game and we need all of these people to make what we are doing here.”

Tonnes of resources, huge teams, nine studios, no room for playable women. Not in the budget (that they wrote), not in the plan (that they made). No, it’s not their fault! It’s a reality of game development, not a flimsy justification for excluding women in a medium desperately in need of better representation.

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No female leads in Assassin’s Creed Unity ‘unfortunate but a reality of game development’ - Ubi.” (Steven Burns, Videogamer.com) 11 June 2014.

I wish more people would be honest about their dog ownership styles.

Someone I know has a couple of older toy breed dogs that don’t know basic obedience, aren’t exercised, and aren’t house-trained. I dog train because it’s my hobby and I find it rewarding so if she chooses not to do those things with her dogs it’s not my place to judge. But recently she has decided that she just loves my Border and my Aussie and that she just has to have one. I quickly responded that I didn’t think that would be a good idea for her.

But she likes that my dogs do tricks and are so well-behaved!
I tried to gently explain that both breeds need a lot of training, exercise, and work not to be destructive and neurotic, and that we spend an exorbitant amount of time working on our behavior to get it to where it is. 

But she would train them if she had one!
Maybe she would, but she’s never done it before with any dog she’s owned which indicates to me that the interest isn’t really there.

I understand that not everyone cares as much as I do if their dog can heel, or doesn’t jump on people, or can catch a frisbee, or WHATEVER, and I think that as long as you are happy with the relationship you have with your dog that is the only thing that matters. But I wish more people would be honest about what kind of dogs are good fits for them. Personally, I love Bull Terriers. I think they are the cutest dog breed and I want a million of them to swarm me as I suffocate in a furry sarcophagus of joy. Buuuuuuuuuut I don’t have any Bull Terriers because I know that I am not a patient person and I simply don’t “do” stubborn. It can be hard to cop to personality traits that aren’t the most flattering (for me it’s my impatience, neuroticism, and my laziness when it comes to grooming), but it’s not fair to the dog or the person to resent each other because you’re simply not compatible. 

On a similar note, being honest about your ownership style also means also being honest about the kinds of breeds you are looking into. I could totally justify getting a Bull Terrier if I wanted to. They’re smart! They’re high energy! They’re goofy! Just like my Border and Aussie! They’d be perfect for me! But we all know that’s not the WHOLE truth of who they are. I talk to a lot of people and I see a lot of posts on Dogblr asking “is this breed right for me?” where the person addresses honestly what they want out of a dog but cherry-picks traits to justify a certain breed. Just like acknowledging unflattering traits about yourself doesn’t mean you are a bad person, acknowledging the difficulties of certain breeds doesn’t mean they are bad dogs or that you shouldn’t like them, or even that the dog wouldn’t work for you! It means you are a realist, responsible, and want the best for your potential new companion. 

If you follow my blog (hi!) you know I just got a new baby Aussie and I am totally in love with her. She is everything I want out of a dog and I am so excited about our life together. Plot twist: Aussies probably don’t even broach my top ten favorite dog breeds (no offense meant to those who do love them, just not on my list) but the relationship I have with her is so much better than the one I would have with a breed I “like more” but doesn’t fit my ownership style. 

Thanks for listening to me rant! I’m interested to hear everyone else’s thoughts about this. 

Alphabet of Gaming Space Edition

If the title on it doesn’t make it obvious, this piece is dedicated to the Mass Effect series, one of my favorite RPG franchises. I wanted to get all the squad members across all 3 games into one image (except for a couple temp members).

I’ve been having a lot of fun with this series as I get to do draw a lot of things I’ve never drawn before. For example, this is my first bit of Mass Effect art and I believe it’s the most characters I’ve drawn in a single image (which would explain the hundreds of layers involved).
We’re at the halfway point now and I’m open to suggestions for games titles under the more underused letters of the alphabet.

Till next time~


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Explain something to me

We spend a lot of time on this website talking about the importance of words. We talk about how parents telling their kids all the hard work they put into raising them is wrong, because it makes them feel like a burden. We talk about how you should never mock a person’s appearance, because it’s a shitty thing to do. We talk about how certain words and phrases are slur, and need to be deleted from the language. 

Basically, we have discussed an awful lot how we can use our words to wound people. How we can damage a person’s mind with our own. And I think that my followers and my mutuals would agree that that matters. That the harm that you do to a person’s mind is every bit as painful and serious as the harm that you inflict on their body. 

So someone please explain to me how the same people, in the same breath, can say that Acephobia is no big deal, because it’s only our feelings that are getting hurt? Even if it were true - WHICH IT IS NOT, asexuals have suffered from sexual abuse in attempts to try and “normalise” us - what kind of shitty attitude is this? How can you trivialise the harm of people being made to believe that they’re broken for not being sexually attracted to someone? Of the TV and media telling them that there’s something medically wrong with them? Of being told over and over that they’ve never really loved someone unless they were willing to surrender their body to them

Whether they’re repulsed, neutral or positive there is NOTHING inconsequential about telling a person that they’re damaged. There’s is nothing harmless in being continually told that if you were really in love, you’d be sexually attracted to your partner. Having people leave you because you don’t want to have sex with them is a serious issue - fuck how many of you have reblogged posts about how fucked up the  “friendzone” is? Can you imagine how it feels to be in love with a person - a person who claims to love you back - only for them to reject you because they care more about having access to your genitals than they do about your relationship? 

TL;DR, STOP TRIVIALISING ACEPHOBIA it’s a fucking serious issue and I’m sick of dickheads telling people they have no right to be upset. 

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Coworker: Sara you look nice today, is that a promise ring from the boy you’re going to spend Valentines Day with?
Me: Um… Sure?

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Okay. There’s something I want to cover; shipping.

Typically when people ship characters, from shows or from things like Eddsworld, where said character could be portrayed as a counterpart, it’s the personality they’re shipping. Not the people, the real people with lives and families and things to do. 

They ship the personalities. Because, if you think about it, a lot of characters go through situations that real people would never go through. Bonding experiences that would never happen in real life. Which is why shipping is okay.

Sometimes fans use the show as a canvas, painting themselves as one character and painting their friends as others. I think that’s why Tom x Tord is so big, personally. We all have people we want to make amends with. Though, that doesn’t explain the fucking part. I believe fans came up with that cause of “sexual tension” and shit. But then again, I’ve got no right to judge. People ship what they ship, and that’s alright. Hell, I ship some weird things. Things that would never happen in real life.

When people cross that line, and start pestering real people about fictional characters shipping it is NOT OKAY. Fans need to be able to make that distinction between voice actors and the characters those voice actors create. 

Those people working behind the scenes have lives, families, relationships. Real relationships that are ruined because they can’t go outside without a crazy fan screaming at them to date (in most cases) their best friend. I can understand this, though, finding something so cute it has to be canon. But I won’t go out of my way to make someone’s life a living hell just because I want them to kiss another person.

It’s awful to think about. Fans and fandoms never seem to remember their idols are humans. They have emotions and habits and fears. When their own fandom has become one of their fears, it’s depressing. Disheartening. It makes me hate being a part of a fandom. So please, Eddheads, ship with caution. Don’t ruin someone’s life because you love Paultryk. Don’t make TomSka hate us because you love Tom x Tord. Don’t make anyone from Eddsworld Studios despise their work because fans have taken it too far. I grew up with Eddsworld, please don’t force the creators to abandon it and throw it in the trash. 

So let me summarise: Shipping is okay. Really, it is. Just don’t go overboard. Don’t shove it down people’s throats. 

This goes for every other fandom as well. Remember that you ship personalities, not people. 

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Sterek #8

8: Wanna bet?

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“Now, this is something I never thought I’d see.” Stiles says, smirking when Derek startles and looks at him like a deer caught in the headlights.

When Harris decided to be a dick, and give him yet another detention, Stiles didn’t think this would be waiting for him at the school parking lot. After all, it’s not every day that someone gets to see Derek Hale spray painting the principal’s car.

Best. Day. Ever.

“Please don’t tell anyone.” It’s the first thing Derek says, almost pleads really, and it only makes Stiles roll his eyes. He’s not a snitch.

“What did he do?”

“He gave Cora a detention for punching a guy after he grabbed her boob.” Derek explains, eyes flashing with anger. “And nothing happened to the guy.”

Of course Derek would have a good reason to vandalize private property.

This thing, his crush on Derek, is getting unbearable. Come on, Derek can’t be smart, good at sports and cute all at the same time. That’s not fair.

“Well,” Stiles says, kneeling next to Derek and taking a spray can out of his own backpack, “scoot over.”

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