but we have pretty much nothing in common

anonymous asked:

Do you have any kind of process for picking colors for the backgrounds? They all seem to have really nice uniformity, and I would love to read up on how colors like that are picked (or if it's more intuition based). I do remember you mentioning that you also had help from another color lead before, so I was wondering how much of that they help out vs the colors you chose?

hey, thanks so much! this might get a lil long (as it always does!!) so bear with me.

firstly i want to say, there’s no right or wrong way to pick colors. every artist has their own palette they prefer and i think it’s super delightful to spend time developing your own special sense of color. so even though i’m explaining things in a “this is how you do it” sort of way, it’s not the only way! just my way. the best method to develop your own sense of color is to look at a LOT of art, look at a LOT of the world around you, and practice practice pratice.

at this point in my life i pick colors intuitively just because i think it’s something i’m naturally tuned into, and i’ve been doing it for a few years, so i don’t actively plan my palettes. but here are some things that i think about as i pick colors.

firstly, i want to go over hue, value, and saturation. i’m sure everyone knows these intuitively but i want to explain them in words. hue, value and saturation are what make up a color, and decide how colors differ from each other.

hue: what color the color actually is. red, purple, green, yellow, and everything in between.

value: how light or dark a color is. if you’re painting traditionally, adding more white or more black to a color lowers or raises its value.

saturation: how “pure” the color is vs how much neutral tone is in it.

here’s an example of all three:


this comes into play because a big mistake i see beginners make is that they pick a “just” color, and by that i mean they pick “just blue” or “just yellow”. imagine buying a set of oil paints and only using paints straight from the tube without ever mixing. it would be impossible! so i try to avoid picking “just” colors, except as for a complementary color (more on that in a bit). here are some variations of a red, for example.

so, the biggest thing for me when i pick colors is that i want them all to be friends. i want them all to have something in common so that they get along. i usually lose control of a painting when my colors feel to different from one another. so, i will usually start a painting with one color i know for sure i want, and “subordinate” other colors to it, meaning every other color i pick has to look good with that color. as to how you figure out what looks good and what doesn’t, that just takes time and lots of observation to build a personal opinion :) here’s an example from one of my paintings. in this case, the main color is the trees.

and here’s another from rick & morty, the main color is the sky this time.

now that that’s out of the way, i’m going to give you the Actual Cheat Sheet for color palettes. in color theory, there are 8 basic color schemes that are generally pleasing to look at. here they are.

i usually use an analogous palette or monochrome palette out of preference. the two examples above more or less fall into those categories. however, i also like to use split complementary because the complimentary color adds a LOT of contrast and visual interest. it’s great to use if you have a specific thing in a painting you want to draw attention to. here’s an example:

it doesn’t always have to be a perfect split complementary, just one color that differs from the “family” of colors that take up a majority of the piece. 

now! you might be wondering when’s the right time to subordinate a color, or where to put it, or how much of it to use, etc. and the answer is: CONTRAST. there is always visual interest in things that are different. i was rifling through my school notes and found these great types of contrast when working with color.

value: things that are light vs things that are dark.

hue: two colors that look different. I.E. yellow vs blue.

saturation: things that are saturated vs things that are desaturated.

proportion: note the example above. a majority of the painting is orange, so the green stands out because there is proportionally less of it.

temperature: things that are warm vs things that are cool.

complementary: red vs green, blue vs orange, yellow vs purple. when in doubt, these colors always contrast against each other because they have nothing in common (there is no red in green, etc).

simultaneous: this is a little advanced and i’m bad at explaining it, so please read up on it here. 

a super helpful exercise is to look at your favorite illustrations, paintings, photographs, designs, etc and assess which one of the 8 color schemes (linked above) it has, and which types (can be more than one) of contrast it has. we did this in school and it REALLY helped me look at color better. here’s part of the assignment i did, the artist is annette marnat.

so! that’s pretty much how i think about color and how i pick my colors! i hope it was somewhat helpful! there’s so so so so much about color theory i can’t even begin to cover, i highly urge you to watch some videos and read some books and articles to further your study. a great starting place would be this series of videos. these are made by my teacher Richard Keyes, i think he had a dvd or something. everything i’ve talked about so far i learned from him and he is an absolute expert in color. these videos are invaluable. if you take anything away from this post, let it be to watch these videos hahaha.

to answer your question about my color leads, every painting was a collaborative effort between the three of us, and sometimes other painters too. it was a very hands-on crew, so i can’t say any of the r&m bgs i did are 100% “mine”. however, i think my personal color sense is waaaay different than jason or phil’s, which made the process very interesting because we usually had 3 very different opinions hahaa. you can check out their work here and here to see what things they brought to the table in relation to my own contributions.

thank you for the ask! again, i hope this was helpful :)

I have a glitch in the matrix story for @sixpenceee!

So a couple of years ago my friend and I were taking a small road trip from Tennessee to Ohio, stopping at a few sights on the way, so by the time this story takes place, we were nearing home but still about 2 hours away, and it was really late at this point, about 2 or 3 in the morning.

So, being that we were only a couple of hours away from home, we mostly knew where we were going by following the freeway signs. We had the GPS going but since it was pretty much a straight shot at this point it hadn’t needed to direct us for a while.

All of a sudden, signs start popping up that the road is closed ahead. Now, construction isn’t uncommon in Ohio, and lane closures are super common, but since this is a pretty major freeway it’s weird that it would be closed entirely. But sure enough as we keep going there’s clear signs of road construction: orange barrels, concrete barriers dividing the lanes, men working under bright lamps, all of it. Nothing seems particularly strange about any of this except that the freeway is definitely closed, and the concrete barriers pretty much force you to take the up coming exit.

So we take the exit, a little confused and annoyed, and off the freeway we have no idea where to go from there. It’s not an area we know the back roads of very well, and this exit leads to a stretch of farm road; dark and empty.

Our game plan was to just turn around, get on the freeway going to opposite direction and backtrack until we could figure out a way around the construction. Except we can’t do that, because there is a semi truck parked on the freeway entrance, facing the wrong way with his load slanting across the entire road. There’s a couple of guys standing around the truck talking, but they don’t really acknowledge us or seem to notice that we’re trying to get by. We eventually have to give up and head down the dark road instead.

The GPS isn’t really helping us now, so we turn it off and I pull up the map on my phone, guiding my friend back to the freeway. We’re both a little weirded out right now, and completely lost out here in the middle of no where. We decide our best bet would be to get back on the freeway heading towards home and ask the construction crew if they know of a detour when we get to them.

It takes about 45 minutes to get back to another entrance to the freeway, but we finally do. We get on the same freeway, going the same direction, and we’ve backtracked a bit. We read all the same signs along the way as we did before…

Except there’s no construction signs. There’s no construction equipment, or workers, not even so much as a cone. It was like all the concrete barriers and machines had been packed up and shipped out in the 45 minutes it took us to get back there.

We have no idea to this day what happened. It’s not possible for us to have gotten on a different road, and he had definitely backtracked and not somehow gone around the construction. When we tell people about it it’s met with a lot of skepticism, and maybe it was just a trick our tired brains pulled on us, but honestly that didn’t make it any less freaky at the time.

Hey I just wanna say that veganism isn’t perfect and vegans are inevitably still going to harm animals by accident like all humans do and that there’s no way to really live ‘purely ethical’ in a world like this cause capitalism and consumerism will always be problematic but… at least vegans are actually making an effort?? I see so many people pull the ‘no ethical consumption under capitalism’ card all the time when shitting on vegans and the common ‘you kill animals and harm immigrants just like us’ argument reserved just in case the ‘protein’ or ;ancestors’ card doesn’t work but at least a number of vegans are kind of aware of this??? Like Tumblr is all about boycotting Pepsi or Nestle or what have you but when a vegan is around you pretty much just tell them that their activism is futile ‘because capitalism’  or the typical ‘your activism solves nothing because people still eat meat’ line?? So I guess we should all just give up and not care about what we buy anymore because nothing is perfect?? Like veganism was never really about being ‘pure; or ‘perfect’ to begin with so please enough with that strawman. 

Casual Soulmate AU that I’m just gonna leave here

So what if you were born knowing the time you realised your Soulmate was your Soulmate, like not the time you met but the time you realised it was them? 

  • Bitty was born knowing the time 8:45am
  • It was a pretty common time of day so he always knew the likelihood of him finding them anytime soon was pretty low
  • Come on, 8:45 was train times, the first bell before 9am classes, and so on. Times when you meet people
  • Maybe once he was older and 8:45 would be the time he went to work, that’s when he was going to realise that that coworker he was close to was the love of his life
  • So when he got to Samwell and his orientation for Hockey started at 8:45 he wasn’t surprised. 
  • In fact, it felt a little like a joke to be honest
  • But he couldn’t help but carefully watch his new teammates to see if any of them seemed likely. 
  • He found they all had something he really liked, but all platonic. Besides, they all had their own soulmates already. 
  • Well most of them, the team’s Captain, Jack Zimmerman, seemed to have found his soulmate in hockey. If that was even possible. 
  • In fact, that’s a common chirp amongst the Hockey bros
  • So Bitty resigned himself to the fact that he wouldn’t find his SO anytime soon
  • As time passed every so often Bitty would think that maybe at 8:45, just before a 9am lecture he would realise it was that guy who sat next to him and he’d rush over
  • And as he grows closer to Jack he started to think “What if it were a trip back from Annie’s with coffee I’d realise it was him?” 
  • As much as he tries to suppress his growing feelings for Jack (Because it obviously wasn’t him) he can’t help but hope and fall for him
  • Then in Jack’s final year, one day while they’re making breakfast at 8:40 they somehow end up on the discussion of soulmate times. 
  • It’s rude to ask people who haven’t met their SO’s time but Bitty is chatting with Jack, Shitty and Lardo, Ransom and Holster, who have each other.
  • “So how did you guys know for sure it was them?” 
  • “Well who else are you going to be hanging out with at 4:20am?” Shitty laughs. 
  • “I needed glitter in the next thing I know Shits has three different colours and it was suddenly oh so clear.” Lardo explains at Bitty’s raised eyebrow
  • “Ours was 4:53pm. Pretty random but like, in the middle of the day. It could literally have been anything that made us realised.” Ransom mumbles 
  • “Then how did you know?” Bitty asks
  • “Rans kept almost missing his 5pm lectures because he always napped at 4, so I always woke him up around 10 to 5, and one time he said ‘what would I do without you?’ and we just knew.” Holster grinned at Ransom. 
  • “The eco system would fail” Ransom said soppily. 
  • “Y’all are lucky, 8:45 is pretty much a time when you see people. Nothing spectacular happens then, and it’s just such a common time! - Jack, could you turn off the timer?” 
  • The timer had gone off and instead of turning it off Jack just stared at Bitty. 
  • “Jack?” Bitty asked as he turned to turn the time off on the oven, only to notice the time display on the cooker. 
  • 8:45am flashing at him
  • “Oh.” He looked up at Jack. Who was staring straight back at him. “Oh.” 
  • “Do you, uh, wanna go to Annie’s for a coffee?” Jack asked hesitantly. 
  • “Sure.” Bitty is obviously in shock but also so freaking happy because Jack in love with hockey Zimmerman is his soulmate
  • The other four sit there for a moment and then - 
  • “We just witnessed something beautiful” 
  • Shitty probably cries tbh 
  • Poor zimbits get chirped endlessly for it though
Almost Drowning

Nights like this I love and hate this city at the same time and in equal measure. It’s Independence Day and the air tastes of metallic explosiveness, of adrenaline, of fear. We know how to throw a party, if a party’s what needs to be thrown. How focused on the past must we become before this party becomes a wake? Ponder if you want, that’s not what I want to write about.

As 2016 crumbled to ash, I told myself that 2017 would be my year. To be fair, I say this to myself at the end of every year, as a means of excusing my past procrastination. But this year is different. This year has always been somewhat of a landmark, and now it’s more than half-past and I’m wondering if landmarks really matter.

In pretty much exactly a week (depending on when you read this), I’ll turn 40. I have precisely nothing in common with anyone my age who I know. I’m sure there are others out there like me – I’m just saying I don’t have the pleasure of their acquaintance. All of my cohorts are married, have kids, etc. Their lives are filled with regular experiences that I’ve never touched. Their worldview has been shaped by these regular experiences in ways with which I can’t connect. At least we listened to the same music in high school?

My worldview matches up more accurately with people in their 20s, but I can’t relate to people in their 20s because let’s face it, nobody can relate to people in their 20s. Even people in their 20s can’t relate to people in their 20s.

For the past decade and change, I’ve felt like I was a child playing dress-up in the World of Adult™. For the past decade and change, I’ve been slinking around waiting to get caught and revealed as just a kid playing pretend in a thrift store dress and my mama’s heels. That’s 10+ years I’ve felt like I’m just pretending to be an adult, and turning 40 doesn’t change that.

TL;DR: Everybody gets free Slurpees on my birthday, and I don’t believe I deserve that level of notoriety. In the many constellations that make up your sky, I am but a pinprick.

© 2017 by Jennifer R.R. Mueller

The Temptation of Voices

Originally posted by buckynsebimagines

A/N Bucky Voices Soulmate au

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

You jolted awake into unfamiliar darkness, gasping and shuddering. The nightmare had been relentless and seemingly endless. Some masked figure had been choking you slowly in an unfamiliar room as James watched expressionless a few feet away. He was unblinking and entirely compliant as you faded from your dream. Waking in another unfamiliar room put you into panic mode.

James? You waited for his cheeky reply, but it never came. James, what the fuck is going on? The last thing you remembered was the massive pity party you’d decided to have in his lap. What a way to make an impression.

You tried to reach into his mind, to see what he was thinking, but all you got was blank calm. JAMES! There was still no response and it infuriated you. He’d obviously taken you somewhere while you were asleep and then just fucking left you because that seemed like a sensible choice. You were going to kill him. Well it might be hard with his status as a super assassin and all of that so maybe not. You were going to seriously fucking maim him though, even if you had to do it with words. Strip him of his balls, metaphorically of course.

This shit was not acceptable and you were not going to just sit and wait for him to come back like a dog. With a huff you got to your feet and analyzed your clothes. You still wearing the same things you’d gone to sleep in so he obviously wasn’t a creep, just a bit stupid. The spiteful thoughts were helping with the panic that was bubbling under the surface. Still, being angry at James didn’t take away from the fact that you didn’t know where you were or what had happened.

You crept towards the door, pressed your ear to it and listened. Absolute silence greeted you. That’s unhelpful. You turned the doorknob and stepped out into a living space and kitchen illuminated with softly glowing lamps dotted around the room. The decor was simultaneously old-fashioned and modern in the oddest possible ways. The cupboards were painted a shade of green that looked it should’ve peeled off years ago, but was instead fresh. There were bronze pipes crisscrossing over the ceiling but as you couldn’t smell the familiar metallic pang that assaulted your nose every time you came into contact with uncovered copper. As you moved closer you realized they had been painted to look like copper. How odd.

The sleek marble counter tops held jars and letter holders that looked to been shipped straight from the 19th century. It was like a time machine had thrown up in here. You turned around slowly trying to take it all in and suddenly spotted a limp foot hanging from the edge of a chair. You grabbed a rolling pin laying in front of you and slowly made your way towards it.

Just as you were about to look over the edge a hand shot out and grabbed you, throwing the baking instrument straight through the wall and pinning you beneath him. James! He was staring down at you with a blank face but you could feel the terror roiling around inside of him. You were at a loss as to how to help him, any concern for your own safety put on standby at the dead look in his eyes.

Soft soothing noises were leaving your lips before you’d even thought about it. Your attempts to move your hand were useless at first but as he gradually relaxed, he let you reach up to touch his face. You couldn’t believe you’d been so stupid. What a great idea to sneak up on the super assassin with a weapon.

Well doll, you didn’t know it was me, so I have to say it was the most sensible thing you could’ve done. You jolted up to wrap your arms around his neck and he startled back with you, until you basically had him pinned.

“Are you okay?” You practically shouted in his face. He just laid back looking up at you alarmed. You searched his eyes desperately, relieved to find the life that always crackled there. He seemed to shake himself awake and sat up so fast he almost headbutted you.

“Am I okay? Are you okay? I woke up and you looked terrified. What did I do?” You could tell he was searching your mind trying to find the answer but you were preoccupied with the terrified statement. Really? You peeked into his mind and - holy shit you did look terrified. Wow, I’m gonna need to work on that if this becomes a regular thing.

“This isn’t gonna become a regular thing doll. I won’t hurt you like that.” He was resigned to his fate, but you certainly weren’t.

“James Buchanan Barnes you stop that right now. This is gonna become a regular thing because I kinda like you and I’m willing to bet you kinda like me too, after all you did bring me, to what I’m guessing, is your home. Plus you didn’t even hurt me, at all, just pinned me a little and if I’m perfectly honest it was kinda hot.” Well it would’ve been if he was a little more into it. You wiggled your eyebrows suggestively and watched his expression soften. There we go.

“Smooth.” His smile warmed you from head to toe.

“Just a little harmless flirtation. Worried you can’t handle me?”  You looked at him through your eyelashes, trying to blink innocently. He merely grinned.

You turned slowly, making sure you rubbed up against him as much as possible as you stepped back onto solid ground. The swing in your hips was deliberate as you sauntered back toward the bedroom. You stepped just past the door then stopped and leaned back. “Hey James, you wouldn’t mind if I slipped into your shower, would you?” You raised a brow, he raised a brow and you slammed the door behind you. Not an invitation Barnes.


You were beyond nervous as walked with James towards the communal area. All you wanted to do was grab the back of his shirt and trail him like a duckling, but you settled for his hand. You didn’t miss the way he walked ever so slightly in front of you, which of course was half reassuring and half ominous. Going to meet your soulmates friend’s shouldn’t be an activity that requires protection but then again not everyone was soulmated to an avenger.

He’d practically fallen to his knees the minute you walked out of his room, begging you to come meet his best friend. Captain fucking America. “He’s wanted to meet you since you ran away from my loving embrace. Apparently he’d never seen a pretty dame do that before, at least not once I’d put the moves on her.”

You’d agreed of course but now that you were nearing the open space you were almost dragging your feet. The loud noises and booming voices were giving you heart palpitations. These people save the world every week, we have nothing in common. James stopped and looked at you. You do realize we’re just people. We don’t spend all of our time punching bad guys and planning how to punch bad guys. Oh, that’s pretty much what you thought they did when not at press conferences. It seemed kind of silly now. “I knew that obviously, you guys just don’t have much in terms of public relations - everyone wants to know what goes on behind closed doors in the elusive Avengers Tower.”

“Well we mostly watch Television and bitch at Stark plus it’s better if the ‘bad guys’ don’t know we actually do spend time fucking around.”

“We spend all of our time fucking around Bucky.” Smiled Captain Fucking America as he strolled towards you. You were almost hyperventilating at the sight of him. You wanted to say something cool and make a great first impression, instead you said “I used to hate your detention PSA.”

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7 for 7 (meaning yes, Jackson’s in it too)

Deal with it. 

- THIS IS GONNA BE A LONG ONE -


No seriously, all of these Got6 fanatics who are threatening Jackson (Jia-er/Ka-yee) Wang, need to get it through their heads. In January of 2014, JYP debuted a new group consisting of 7…yes, 7 members.

Just in case you all forgot. SEVEN

They were (in age order): Mark Tuan, Im Jaebum, Jackson Wang, Park Jinyoung, Choi Youngjae, BamBam, and Kim Yugyeom

You see who’s the third oldest there? Yeah, memorize it.

The name of this group, the official, patented, copyrighted name of the group, was, wait for it, this might shock you.

GOT7

Wow…(-.-) I wonder why they called it 7.

And I wonder where people got the message mixed up and decided to rename it Got6. (I mean, JYP hasn’t changed the name, the members haven’t come out with the new name, none of the above. In fact, even for the new Japanese Comeback Teaser, instead of using got7, they simply stated the names of the six members…did anyone see Got6? No? Or am I just blind?)

In fact, even the fandom name is called….wait for it. igot7

So, from calculated logic or, you know, common sense, if you don’t got 7, you ain’t a part of the fandom. (GASP)

Got6 fanatics aren’t fans of any of the boys…in fact, let’s see how. These 7 talented boys who are pretty much doing most of the work for this comeback that is going to kill us all, they have given us two options in terms of this fandom, in terms of how many of them we should allow into the group:

7

or

7

…haha, that’s funny.

Not 7 or 6, not 7 or nothing, you all don’t even have a choice anymore. Accept it.

But for those who have already fallen too deep down the disillusioned hole of 6, I can’t reason with them. I’m gonna talk to those who are thinking about joining them.

Do you guys know how hard it is to leave your parents and move in with people you don’t know, or how hard it is to leave your home country, learn a whole new language by yourself, fight to adjust yourself to a new environment?

If no, then let me say that I do. 

It’s scary, it’s depressing, and sometimes, it’s just enough to make you want to kill yourself. DO NOT TAKE THE FACT THAT JACKSON WANG IS STILL ALIVE AND FIGHTING TO PLEASE YOU ALL LIGHTLY. And to add to the fact, Jackson’s connection to his mom and dad is strong, and trust me, being away from your parents when that connection is that strong, you feel like dying sometimes, literally, your body feels like its breaking down, sometimes you get so anxious you can’t breathe, and sometimes you feel as if your sanity is slipping away from your fingers and you can’t do anything about it. You start questioning everything, you start shutting people out (or hiding it, which is worse), and so forth and so forth. DON’T TAKE IT LIGHTLY.

Learning a new language is hard all on it’s own. I speak three, and am learning a fourth, English isn’t my first, English isn’t my second. When I first began speaking the language habitually, people in the U.S (not my home country) looked down on me, made fun of me, and mocked/jeered me for every little word I got wrong or said with too thick of an accent. It was humiliating, it was almost enough to make me throw the towel and give up. DON’T TAKE JACKSON WANG SPEAKING KOREAN THE WAY HE DOES NOW LIGHTLY (OR BAMBAM OR MARK FOR THAT MATTER EITHER).

Let’s move on, do you know how hard it is to be anemic?

If no, let’s have a small lesson. Anemia is a blood problem, a blood deficiency problem. Either your body doesn’t make enough blood, or the blood it does make isn’t healthy enough. Blood means oxygen transport, oxygen means breathing, muscle health, and so much more.

So, being anemic, means that more than once, you feel like you can’t breathe. Your chest hurts, your muscles cramp, and you’re so out of breath it’s a struggle to take another one. You get light headed more than once, you’re tired literally all the time, you get migraines on a regular, you feel like passing out after too much exercise, you get colds often, you’re either always hungry or always full, you lose weight if you don’t eat properly (quicker than normal), your nails are brittle or weirdly shaped, you get pale, ecetera, ecetera. Now, I face all this, and that was as a normal person living life, not as an athlete or idol group member with such a hectic schedule. DO NOT TAKE JACKSON WANG SHOWING UP, JUMPING AROUND LIKE A HYPER CHIPMUNK (wait, that’s BamBam’s nickname), AND LAUGHING HIS HEART OUT ON STAGE FOR YOU ALL WITH THAT CHOREOGRAPHY LIGHTLY.

AND DO NOT, I MEAN DO NOT, HATE, SEND THREATS, AND JAB AT JACKSON WANG WHEN HIS BODY HAS GONE THROUGH TOO MUCH AS AN ANEMIC AND HE HAD NO OTHER CHOICE TO ACTUALLY REST/MISS EVENTS OR GATHERINGS OR ELSE GO TO THE HOSPITAL. (What, will you guys finally be satisfied that he’s not doing this to leave the group when he passes out on stage and has to get rushed to the Emergency and connected to the IV and misses out on things due to doctor’s orders? Sheesh)

Let’s keep going: do you guys know how hard it is to not identify? 

No? Don’t get what I mean? Let me explain. I am Canadian and American and my parents are both Haitian. I was born in Canada, but can’t fully identify as Canadian since I moved away at such a young age, my family and others up there keep saying that I’m not a true Canadian because of this. I can’t fully identify as American since, one, I feel more Canadian inside myself, two, it was a struggle to even fit in at first, three, my home culture is completely different, four, English isn’t my first language (even if I’m fluent), and so forth. Sometimes I stick out like a sore thumb. And I can’t fully identify as Haitian, because one, I never visited Haiti, two, the sayings, full culture, and atmosphere of Haiti isn’t something I know. I have three identities, but in reality, I can’t really have one at all.

This is just an example. I’m sure that you all know that Jackson Wang is from Hong Kong, but one (or two, I don’t know exactly) of his parents are from the mainlaind, and he lives in South Korea. Fake ‘fans’ from each of these areas are hating on him saying that he’s not a true ‘Hong-Konger’ (is that even a word?), China-man, and, obviously, Korean. They are literally stealing his identity from him, and as much as he may show that it doesn’t get to him, this is Jackson we’re talking about…

It probably does…so STOP.

It is something enough to make you sit on your bed at night and wonder who you really are, NO ONE SHOULD BE FEELING THIS WAY, SO STOP MAKING IT HAPPEN.

Let’s also not forget that he has an entire Chinese fandom to cater to, and doing it by himself is A LOT of work, so with the struggles he’s going through physically and emotionally, it’s not a surprise JYP took him off of Japanese promotions (I’m sad about that, so I’ll just have to go break the repeat button on My Swagger). But it was necessary, they found it necessary, deal with it, and if you don’t, either go become a JYP board member/ CEO/ whatever else or just don’t say anything (I say this with all love of course).

Now, I’m not saying that Jackson Wang is perfect (he’s perfect for me, that’s different), he’s made some mistakes, and some of those shook me up a bit as a black girl (not the dreads, forget about that, DO NOT BRING IT UP ANYMORE), and some have shaken others up too. But he’s human. Yes, a human with a large platform to cater too, something he should keep in mind, but AGAIN, he is human. Hating on him on Instagram, making him too traumatized to read comments on Vlive (my breaking point), and sending him hate messages is AGAINST ALL HUMAN DECENCY. HE’S ALREADY BEEN SUICIDAL, DON’T PUT IT ON REPEAT!

AND NO HUMAN DESERVES TO FEEL LESS THAN HUMAN, UNWANTED, UNNECESSARY, UNLOVED, ETC.

Got7, yes 7, has tried enough times to show how he’s a part of them, how he is them, more than they really needed to. So stop. Got6 doesn’t exist, there is no fandom called igot6, and even if you try to make one, it’s not for the group I’ve come to know and love.

Buh-bye.

 (All this in light of the comeback I’m dying for and for Jackson’s teaser, and he’s not even my bias, dang).

And if anyone is offended (I apologize, not my intention, but it’s the truth)

Now, who else is hyped for 7 for 7? (*Raises both hands and feet, sees no one else doing it, still does it anyways)

The Pretty Girl I've Never Met

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Summary: In which Luke has a crush on the pretty girl who walks down the same path as him everyday, but one day she doesn’t walk there and he gets sad

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I’ve never even talked to her, let alone had any interaction with her, yet I have the biggest crush on her and think she’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen. I don’t know where she goes/where she comes from, but every single day she walks down the same path. I also walk down the same path most days, it’s a short cut on the way to the studio, which I find myself there a lot recently, not is it only a short cut, but the scenery is amazing. It’s got huge trees, the leaves beginning to go brown, big spacious patch of grass either side of the path, and a few benches scattered around.

We have nodded at each other a couple times, and smiled a few times, but we’ve never spoken. Every day we see each other, even if it’s raining or sunny. It’s been going on for quite a few months, I imagine she moved here because all of a sudden she popped up out of no where and I’ve seen her everyday since then.

I’m way too nervous to talk to her, and I’m not sure if I will ever talk to her, but I have major heart eyes for the girl. It’s weird to think I don’t even know her name, yet I’m head over heels for her. I’ve never told anyone about her, I like to think it’s our little thing, even if she thinks nothing of it.

She’s always friendly, not that we’ve spoken, but her demeanour is always friendly. I’ve seen her in multiple moods, usually it neutral, but sometimes it’s sad, and that screws up my mood. Sometimes she brings people with her, but usually it’s just her.

Some how, we always manage to be there at the same time, I only see her in the evenings, although I have seen her in the morning if I was running late. I imagine she’s going to work, but I’m not sure, as I don’t know a thing about her.

I’d love to get to know her, becuase as much as I think she’s pretty, I hope her personality matches. I’m not sure what we have common, we might not even have anything in common besides pathways, and I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t tickle my fancy. It’s sorta become a fear of mine, that if I ever do get the courage to talk to her, we have nothing in common or she isn’t actually that nice.

One of the little things I do know about her, just from observations, is that she’s a daydreamer. I’ll walk towards her, and she is looking at nothing with her eyes out of focus.

I also know she’s a dog person, because I’ve walked past her as she is stroking a dog, and talking with the owner, at least we’ve got that in common.

I’ve barely heard her voice, but the few times I have heard her talk it’s angelic, it makes me think I’m insane that I have a huge crush on someone I’ve never met.

This all makes me think. Does she find the same joy as I do when I see her? Does she want to talk to me as much as I want to talk to her? Does she think about me as much as I think about her? Am I just a familiar face and nothing more? Does she like me like I like her?

This all makes me sound like a weirdo.

I’m not, I have just taken an interest to a particular girl who I happen to see everyday because we walk on the same path.

“Alright, bye guys, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I wave goodbye towards the boys. Stuffing my hands into my pockets of my hoodie, stepping into the cold air, noticing rain beginning to fall from the sky.

Plugging in one of my earphones, letting the other one loose as I put on one of my favourite songs at the moment.

Walking the short trip until I get to the path of smiles, turning the corner, but I’m met by loneliness, usually I see her figure in the distance, maybe she’s running late or something. Shrugging, I carry on my walk, hoping to see her further on.

I get to the end, all without seeing her, which for some reason, makes me sadder than it should. I’m not about to wait around because I’m not a stalker, and there has to be a reason why she isn’t here today, maybe she is sick.

Continuing my walk with a heavy frown, whilst my mind runs through the possible scenarios why she isn’t here today.

What if she’s found a new way to wherever she goes? What if she’s moved away? What if she takes a car now? What if she’s stopped going wherever she goes?

My mind is going through so many things for a person that I don’t know. I mean it’s perfectly reasonable that she’s not here today, she’s gone down the path everyday for a while now, this was bound to happen soon.

By saying that, it doesn’t make me any less sad.

When I say sad, I don’t mean balling my eyes out, it just turns my mood a little sour and makes me a little worried.

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Walking out the studio doors yet again, although the sun is shining today, which makes a change, as opposed to yesterday where it was raining. Pleased with today’s work, came up with some great songs that we are all happy with, so I walk with pep in my step.

Making my way across roads, and familiar paths, until I get to the one with the pretty girl.

I still don’t see her in the distance.

“Not again.” I mutter in a groan.

Sighing I continue to walk anyway, taking in my surroundings, until I see the pretty girl sitting on a bench, watching the world go by.

Her hair slightly messy but she manages to make it look perfect, her eyes look stunning, and her figure is looking flawless.

I don’t know where I’m getting this sudden confidence, but I find myself walking up to her, and sitting down on the bench.

“Hey, my name’s Y/N.” She smiles at me.

“Luke.” I smile back.

I’m at a weird stage right now.

A lot of things are up in the air and it feels so disorganized and chaotic. I can work all day and it feels like nothing is getting done. You know when everything just falls into place? I’m right before that stage. I know the day will come when things start falling into place because I’ve planned as much as I can and I’ve put the work in. The pieces will start to fall into place.

These weird stages are pretty common. We don’t always know what’s going to happen. Every time I have one I feel so lost and confused, but it’s okay. 

If you put the work in and you do everything you can to prepare, then the day will come when all the pieces fall into place. You just have to hold on and keep preparing as much as you can, because that day will come. 

potatoes-tomatoes  asked:

This is a p long Ed edd n eddy ramble, brace yourself lol: I’ve really tried to like eddy as a character throughout the series. But the more episodes I see the more upset I am at how cruel, uncaring, selfish and greedy eddy is. I’ve noticed he hardly cares about ed or edd unless its extreme (and even then, sometimes he won’t do anything) or he is manipulated into caring via compensation. There are few instances where he gives into legitimate guilt, but they’re rarer than they should be.

Don’t Rain on My Ed really nailed at how terrible eddy really is, especially to Double D. The entire episode builds up tension between edd and eddy, and I was really intrigued to see where it was going. Edd makes it clear more than I’ve seen in the series so far as to how eddy disregards consequences or his friends to impulsively indulge in whatever pleases him at the moment.

  Pt3: This continues as eddy abandons ed and edd to clean up their scam, and once again abandoning edd to the kanker sisters. And (to my frustration which I’ll later explain in more detail) edd aids eddy and still stays by him. 
Then the pivotal moment in the episode-the chicken crossing- highlights where eddy’s priorities stand, and it’s utterly heartbreaking. 



0t4: ’ll give the crew credit, I was honestly unsure as to whether eddy would either rescue edd and risk losing the jaw breakers or leave him. It’s rare for the trope of “will they won’t they x” to actually be convincing, and I believe it tied together the heavier atmosphere of the episode. 


Pt5: Now, It could be argued that eddy at least is concerned for edd’s well being since he takes up a good portion of the final minutes caught between two options, but I think that at this point in the episode, it’s hardly a plausible argument given the evidence for eddy’s behavior. 


6 (I think? I lost count lol) 
So, eddy’s greed wins out, and he makes a break for the jawbreakers (which are rightfully denied to him). 
This episode, I believe, was meant to bring out how eddy is always ready to leave behind his friends or drag them across the mud as he pursues his ambitions, and Im glad that edd more often berates eddy for doing so, but… gah!! I want him to DO something about it rather than just tell him off!

So here’s my question: why the hell does Edd even stay with the eddy? 
Going back to my statement about edd always ready to jump back in and help edd, I really want to know why double d even stays when eddy clearly abandons him. It doesn’t help that the very next episode, eddy straight up says to edd’s concerns, “what’s that?? I think that’s the sound of no one caring!”

Edd is clearly capable of spending his time in a more productive manner and healthier company if he stopped hanging out with eddy. Ed, on the other hand, is a very dear friend to edd, and often stays by edd and shares his sentiment…at least to the best of his abilities given his impaired intellect. Edd is also well aware that the scams eddy likes to pull off are morally wrong, and I become frustrated when double d routinely criticizes eddy’s actions but still goes with him.

. Really, all he does is claim “he’s so stubborn” on jumps in right as the scam backfires to say “I find you so”. n fact, I’ll even go as far as to ask what does Edd even SEE in Eddy? Eddy’s flaws clearly outrank the good, as we see he displays his crueler, greedier nature more often than not. I think also, (besides the love of jawbreakers) they have nothing in common.

Last one!: Polar opposites doesn’t mean a friendship is impossible, but given edd and eddy’s attitudes towards each other most of the time, their clashing personalities strain their relationship rather than compliment each other. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my rant, I know you’re well versed in the show so please correct me if my interpretation is wonky. This has been something I’ve been fighting myself over :p


So this is a pretty common takeaway from the series, and while I rarely feel I’m able to dissuade anyone who feels that way, I’ll give it yet another shot!

Ed, Edd n Eddy has a deceptively consistent continuity. The key timeline it follows is 5 months, beginning when the Eds start being harassed by the Kankers in June and ending with Eddy overpowering the Kankers in October (and then the specials, season 6 and the movie expand the world beyond that timeline, a little less clearly connected to the main series due to the specials being made in a pretty random order). The main story of the series is focused on different types of child abuse, how it creeps up in more ways than kids can notice, the damage it does to developing personalities, and finally the demonization and lack of empathy children receive after the damage has been done.  The Kankers are made the foreground of that abuse, but it is important to take in the background information we get about the Eds’ families and the townspeople, and then to also factor in that each season turns more characters into the Eds’ bullies, until the Eds are completely alone in the world and forced to bicker among themselves.  This eventually leads us to the movie, which doubles down on these themes by literally cutting the Eds off from everyone, taking a long hard look at the ways Eddy fronts to avoid talking about the abuse in his life, and then finally revealing the previously unspoken physical abuse he received from his brother as an infant.

Late season 3-mid season 5 have issues with the show clearly favoring Edd over Eddy. Despite Edd making most of the same mistakes as Eddy in other episodes, the most memorable stories are spent going above and beyond to make Edd’s side perfectly reasonable, while Eddy’s side is insanely unreasonable.  It got frustrating to watch, and the show would also sweep Ed’s bad behavior under the rug in favor of spotlighting Eddy’s, making it hard to understand how Eddy could ever be perceived as moral if even the “nice” characters were low-key jerks. But at the end of season 5, the focus on Eddy’s downhill spiral pays off in two ways: 1. ‘Smile for the Ed’ and other later episodes finally bring it to Ed and Edd’s attention that everyone in the town targets Eddy specifically without provocation, AND 2. ‘A Fistful of Ed’ has Eddy finally reaching the boiling point of his built up rage and he scares away the Kankers, saving his friends. For the episodes leading into the movie, Eddy starts reclaiming his season 1 dignity (back when he was frequently the only Ed shown to have any interest in protecting the other two, and would even be portrayed as the only one with social skills) and Eddy maintains that positive role with his friends as they start turning the tables on their many antagonists, until the movie deems it necessary to show how his season 3-5 behavior was the result of denial over his brotherly abuse.  Late season 5-season 6 makes painstaking efforts to show how Eddy was a good kid at the beginning of the show and still wanted to be that good kid at the end of the show, even though their cruel surroundings had driven him to misbehave.

For me, the history of loving support Eddy showed them prior to his depression arc and the guilt they should feel for treating him with less empathy than each other are reasons enough for Ed and Edd to care about seeing Eddy through.  Not to mention Eddy is openly suicidal.  But as for specifically rationalizing why EDD keeps coming back to the Eds prior to getting the apology he deserves in the movie, I think Edd is smart enough to see the recurring themes of abuse.  Deep down, Edd knows there must be something psychological he isn’t seeing about his friends’ lives, something troubling that explains their behavior.  When Bro exposes the truth at the end of the show, I think Edd’s sudden bravery partially stems from finally having closure in knowing why Eddy needs his help.

Steven Hyde and family, part 2 [Barnetts]

Part 1: Hydes, is here

At the end of season 6, Hyde and us find out he has another person listed as his biological father in his birth certificate, some William Barnett he has never heard of. Turns out, yes, Bud Hyde was never his father.

We learn next, in season 7, that Hyde is about to meet this William Barnett. He turns out to be a very rich man whose money comes from music, and the show did the disgusting thing of using his color as a joke. As we find out, W. B. is also black.

This makes Hyde biracial and whitepassing. An interesting thing to explore in fics, something the show used the wrong way, and that will mean a lot to the headcanon part of this post.

At the beginning, W. B. believes Hyde is going after his money and that’s why he wanted to meet. Once he is shown that’s not Hyde’s intentions, I believe they get to bond pretty well.

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Family

You don’t like them.
But that’s okay because you love them.

My sister and I often wondered if we would be friends were we not sisters.
We both laughed at that thought because the answer seemed so obvious - NO
We have starkly different personalities and she’s definitely type A where as I am pretty sure I am type B.
We look nothing alike and and value different things in life.

But now I wonder how accurate is that answer.
Because what about all those times her friends mistook me to be her when I answered the phone because we talk in the same fashion?
Or all the things we have in common?
What about all the things I was introduced to because of her?
- books
- music
- kdrama
And all the restaurants I ever visited and love?
So much of who I am and what I love is because of my sister.

She was the one who prayed to God for me before I even existed. She prayed for my existence.

She made me super late on my first day of school because she was so excited to show me around and treat me to the most delicious samosas I have ever had.

She made my then favourite author send me an email on my 16th birthday! And couldn’t stop at 16 gifts and so I ended up with 22.

There’s so much more I could list but it isn’t her birthday so I don’t need to be this sweet.

I don’t need to like her.
But I’ve started to realize just how much I like her any way.

anonymous asked:

in ref to the ask u posted from saavok feb 21 - i've been a bit worried that i was misusing my meds since one of the biggest things they do for me is help me wake up and not sleep all day, but since seeing becca's answer mentioning that that's how they work for her too i feel a lot better! i wasn't sure if that was actually a part of me adhd but it didnt make sense otherwise since im pretty diligent about getting enough sleep

I’m glad my answer gave you some comfort! Being constantly tired despite getting enough sleep is something that I’ve dealt life pretty much all my life (although it started getting noticeably impairing in my teenage years), and none of the doctors I went to for it could really tell me anything useful. They told me it was a normal teenage thing, and to get enough sleep, and keep a regular sleep schedule. No matter how much I tried to convince them that I did get a lot of sleep but still just couldn’t keep myself from falling asleep in pretty much every class (or at my desk, or the dinner table, or on a bus, or on the floor…) they weren’t able to do anything about it. I tried everything, and nothing helped. Eventually doctors started telling me that some people are just tired all the time and that’s how they are. 

The fact that I was suddenly able to stay awake throughout the whole day and actually feel awake too was one of the very happy side effects of my medication. I brought this up with my doctor and we discussed how this is actually pretty common in ADHD. How awake we are is regulated by certain parts of our brains associated with the neurotransmitter dopamine, which some might recognize as one of the neurotransmitters that ADHDers have much lower levels of (note that this is a very simplified version of the neurobiology involved). This lack of dopamine makes it hard for our brains to control when we feel awake and when we feel tired (which can lead to chronic tiredness but also chronic insomnia, like it did in my case). ADHD medication like Ritalin or Adderall works by stimulating dopamine production and preventing re-uptake, making dopamine active for longer in our brains. These higher levels lead to a much more efficient regulation of awake states. 

This turned into a longer answer than I was anticipating, but I’m glad I could help you understand some of the causes behind your tiredness. I hope others recognize themselves in this too, and that it helps them find better solutions than most doctors will suggest. ADHD is so much more than just inattention and hyperactivity; I think that’s something people easily forget, and something we should definitely pay more attention to.

-Becca

Against my better judgement I have decided to watch cxg on the plane in the hopes of sitting next to someone who is also a fan. It’s unlikely because there are only like..12 of us in this fandom but I’ll give it a go.

I do not quite have the same issues as Rebecca (especially her impulsivity and identity and abandonment issues) but I do relate because of depression and anxiety and that thing that happened in 3.05.

“You ruined everything, you stupid bitch” and “I could if I wanted to” are the theme songs of my life tbqh.

I think that’s one of the great things about this show. You might not necessarily have the same or even similar issues to the characters but still relate on some level.

Or at least I do, anyway.

I have pretty much nothing in common with Josh except that we share the same ethnicity but I also relate to him on some level.

The characters in this show have such oddly specific quirks and flaws that they seem authentic to me even if they can come across as caricatures at times.

I’m fairly certain I know Heather, for example.

That said I relate to Rebecca the most. I might not have had the stormy history she has with men, and my relationship with my parents have been pretty healthy thankfully, but that whole self-loathing, low self-esteem, and depression and anxiety..and being suicidal thing. So familiar.

Also I did move (halfway) across the country to California, so there is that whole thing. Albeit for a job rather than an ex boyfriend who I am unhealthily obsessed with.

fluffy friend things

-Beka is the type of huGE NERD that can’t go into a bookstore alone or he’ll buy everything! Yuri can’t go into any store without buying something unnecessary.

-“Hey Beka what’s your favourite genre of music?” “?????” “Like type of music! What type of music do you listen to the most?” “All of them??????”

-In addition to lock picking Beka knows how to do a lot of other obscure random things. He says he learned said things because he’s bored…but we know the real reason.

-At the Summer Camp™ Beka and Yuri were paired up by the instructor once following that trope of “Hey this student is really bad but humble at the thing and this student is really good but arrogant they could learn from eachother!!!”

-Yuri makes fun of Beka’s “grandpa sweaters” but you know the second Yuri gets a hold of them they are his now!

-Of COURSE they have their own code names for everything! “Hey did you know Lock and Key ate ice cream last week?” “Really? I would think they would go to a parade first. Did you ever find out if Mayo burned a house down?”

-They can spend h O U R S just cuddling. No talking, just silently enjoying each others company.

-Lot’s of Yuri asking “Are you even a real person or just a figment of my imagination??? Everything you like is just so contradictory to eachother??? (djing and Beethoven, leather jackets and comfy sweaters) And that shouldn’t make sense??? But you’re just so perfect??? How???”

-“Hey bes frend!” “Hi bes fren!” “How are you bes fren?” “Pretty good bes fren just here hanging out with my bes fren!” “Oh really bes fren? Me too bes fren!” “We have so much in common bes fren!” “I know right bes fren? That’s probably why we are bes frens!”

-They are sO L O U D around eachother. Probably laughing at some cheesy memes or nothing at all. Beka will tryyyyyyy to apologise to those around them but they just burst out laughing again!

-They do that Ted and Robin saluting thing from How I Met Your Mother:
Peson: That thing last night night was a major buzzkill…
Otayuri: *saluting* Major Buzzkill.

-They probably had a Vine together and are now blowing up on YouTube!

-They call themselves “Otayurgles” ;)

Dormmates to Soulmates - 3

Dormmates to Soulmates 

College!AU

Pairing: Mark Tuan x Reader

Summary: She knew there would be a lot of boys in college. She knew she would experience love and feel it would last. What she didn’t know is, that it was right next door.

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a few of my favourite things ☆ (41/50) female characters: summer roberts

i just don’t know why he likes me. i mean he’s way smarter and we have like less than nothing in common. and he’s just going to get bored with me because pretty much all boys do. and everybody knows we’re dating and everyone will know when he breaks up with me. which he will. i mean, dumped by seth cohen? real good for my reputation.

anonymous asked:

You're the epitome of awesomeness in so many different ways. Plus, your name is my favourite season, so the odds of me not thinking that you're the cat's meow were pretty slim to nothing. *big squeeze + a slice of yummy carrot cake* P.S. I'm not Batman. :))

Aww! I know who you are! You don’t know how big of a smile you’ve put on my face. I think you’re the cat’s pajamas AND the bee’s knees! 😄 But seriously, you are one of the kindest, most encouraging women I’ve been blessed to get to know. We have so much in common (not just the love of fall). Thanks for the carrot cake too…how about some ice cream on the side? * huge hugs* 💜

A Hufflepuff And A Slytherin

Summary: Dan gets set up by one of his friends, only to find that the person he gets set up with is someone that he already knows. The only problem is, they’re in different houses. Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.
Genre: Hogwarts AU, Fluf
Word Count: 3,054
Warnings: There is a bit of swearing at the end!
Beta: thank you to the wonderful phancywork <3 She helped me come up with storyline for this and she’s just really nice and awesome.

A/N:  Well, I asked for HP prompts and HP prompts is what I got. I couldn’t come up with a title for this so I’m sorry for that lol. This is my first harry potter crossover so please be nice. And before anyone asks, Dan is a Hufflepuff and Phil is a Slytherin because that’s what someone requested for me to do.

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hi im morty and im growing increasingly frustrated with the idea that doing the “wrong AU” is some indication of a lack of skill or excessive immaturity. not all ideas are going to be 100% groundbreaking originals, and while you should strive to come up with variations and worlds that combine ideas in new and fascinating ways, to quote an old but good adage–there is nothing new under the sun.

as artists and authors, what we do is never wholly unique. we are always inspired and influenced by a multitude of things. what we do is combine and break common genres and rearrange things until they can possibly be passed off as something unique to that artist.

so back to those AUs. I am a big fucking fan of vampire AUs and if you’ve spend even a week following me you’ve probably caught onto this. these AUs are pretty much the benchmark for “unoriginal fanfiction” or what have you and are always associated with poorly written, poorly executed concepts right up there with the dreaded high school AU.

and yet, while i undoubtedly have self esteem issues, i wouldn’t look at my various cliche AUs and call them bad. certainly the feedback I get on these AUs tells me otherwise–that despite the common setting, they are all created with a comprehensiveness and a knowledge of how to tweak common tropes to make the setting more unique to me and more of a novel concept overall.

anyway i just woke up and i have no clue if this makes a lick of sense but tl;dr Fuck people who tell you you “Just can’t make certain concepts appealing” and do it anyway out of spite and just because you can.

Life’s short, enjoy yourself.