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How focusing (aka. not multi-tasking) changed my study life

I had heard it occasionally - that multi-tasking was actually not good for the quality of whatever task I was doing. It made sense, but I loved mult-tasking so much. It gave me the illusion of productivity

Until I actually tried focusing for a while, did I realise how much I was actually losing by multi-tasking -  educationally and emotionally. Scrolling through tumblr during boring parts of a lecture seemed fine, since there were notes and it probably wouldn’t be tested in such depth anyway. Eating, while scrolling through social media, while watching a tv show, while messaging someone on facebook seemed ‘productive’. 

It turns out it was the opposite. It may seem fine, and at times it may actually be okay, but what matters is the principle. Dedicating your whole being to one task, focusing on it, produces much better results. It’s a quality over quantity thing. It also helped to calm me down emotionally - I used to always feel rushed, like there was so many things to do but not enough time to do them. Focusing on one task at a time - though it was hard at first - helped slow me down because I did everything properly, and didn’t have the feeling like I needed to go back and do things over again. 

Focusing on one thing wholly is also a form of practising mindfulness. Mindfulness ‘meditation’ isn’t something that requires you to sit down and meditate - it can be applied to our daily life. 

Since I started practising this mindful skill of focus, I’ve become much calmer, it’s been so much easier to stay on top of my work load and meet deadlines, I don’t feel rushed, I don’t feel unprepared or unorganised, and I do more quality work than when I used to multi-task.

There are times for multi-tasking and times for focus. Find the right balance and enjoy the task in front of you.

The Good Doctor-Alfie Solomons Imagine

Requested: Yes

Warnings: some violence, mentions of blood, fluff

Originally posted by lifetime-of-wishes

  Camden Town in the 1920s was practically a war zone due to all the gang activity. People had to be careful about what time they went out unless they wanted to get caught in the crossfire. Two years ago, Y/N Y/L/N started her practice in Camden Town and quickly became one of those careful people. She knew of the gangsters around Camden Town, but made sure she never came into contact with them and always had her own back. One night she had been forced to work late in her office thanks to a mountain of ridiculous paperwork. Most of it was redundant but Y/N was a perfectionist who could not put anything more than her absolute best into everything that she did. This was part of the reason she was one of the best doctors in England and also one of the things Y/N detested about herself.

    “I just had to stay and fill out all this paper work,” Y/N muttered as she squinted behind her glasses in the poorly lit light of her office. 

   Janet, her assistant, had offered to do it, but Y/N had practically shooed her out of the office so that the young girl could have a fun weekend. Unfortunately, Y/N’s idea of a fun weekend involved nothing but sleep and tea. Just as she was signing her name at the bottom of the fifteenth page of another article, someone banged on the front door of her practice. Y/N jumped, dropped her pen, and grabbed the small black pistol she kept in her top desk drawer for emergencies. She remained calm as she stood from her desk and exited her office. The gun was extended in front of her as she passed Janet’s empty receptionist desk and entered the waiting room. The blinds of the office door had been drawn closed and the light was dim in the waiting room so Y/N couldn’t make out an outline of the person at her practice door. Said person banged against the door four more times, making her gulp a little.

    “Who is it?” Her voice didn’t waver and she sounded confident in spite of her nerves.

    “’s bloody Santa Claus,” a gruff voice called back.

     In her experience, sarcasm was usually a good indicator that she wasn’t in any real danger. However, just to be safe, Y/N kept her pistol extended in front of her as she slowly approached the door and peeked out from behind the blinds. She nearly screamed when she saw the bloodied bearded face staring back at her but relaxed when she saw that he didn’t have any weapons. Y/N pulled away from the blinds, stuck her pistol in the back of her skirt, and opened the door. The tall, hulking man almost crashed into her arms, but managed to steady himself with the help of Y/N grabbing his shoulders. His black wool coat was torn on the shoulders and at the lapel and there were a couple of blood stains around either side of his ribs. His face was scratched up as well, but the man was still handsome.

     “What happened to you?” Y/N asked.

    “Business,” he said, a little blood spilling out of his mouth when he spoke. “Can you help me or not?”

   Y/N nodded, feeling the caretaker inside of her take over. She wrapped her arm around his waist and he leaned on her for some support as she guided him into her examination room. Slowly, she helped him sit down on the sheet-covered bed. 

   “I am going to take your jacket off now, all right? Let me know if anything hurts.”

   “Of course, doctor.”

   Y/N tried to keep a gentle touch as she slipped his coat off his shoulders and arms before hanging it up neatly on the coat rack in the corner. She switched on the light in the room so that she could get a better look at her strange patient. When she turned the light on, the man looked at her and his blue green eyes widened. 

   “What is it?” Y/N asked.

   “You’re a bloody bird.” He smirked, revealing his blood-stained teeth.

   In spite of the warm feeling that spread throughout the pit of her stomach, Y/N ignored his comment and took his blood pressure and heart rate. She felt his eyes boring into her as she went through her basic procedure of checking with patients. 

   “What’s your name?” Y/N asked.

   “Alfie,” he said.

   “Well, Alfie, I’m going to need to take off your shirt so that I can get a better look at your injuries.”

   “Sure that’s all you’ll be doing, love?”

   “Positive.”

   She had to admit that most men in Alfie’s condition wouldn’t have tried flirting with her or speaking more than necessary. It showed just how much strength he had. Her nimble fingers made quick work of the buttons and she was as careful with taking off his shirt as she had been when she took off his coat. He had several stab wounds near his ribs, bruises all over his shoulders and upper back. Alfie had a considerable amount of muscle for his age and Y/N couldn’t ignore it. Also, Y/N couldn’t ignore the tattoos scattered across Alfie’s broad chest and back.

   “It looks like you’ll need a few stitches. Let me know if you get uncomfortable at all, all right?”

   “I’ll be fine.”

   He managed to keep his chin up as Y/N disinfected all of the open wounds and was nearly silent when she began stitching him up. She caught him gritting his teeth a few times and shook her head.

   “Experiencing pain is completely normal, Alfie, you don’t have to act tough. I have had grown men cry in here before.”

   “They weren’t really grown men if they cried anyway,” Alfie said.

   Y/N shook her head as she applied salve and tapped gauze over all of Alfie’s new stitches. “The lengths men go to solidify their masculinity will never cease to amaze me.”

  “So I amaze ya?” Alfie teased.

  “Not more than the average man.” Y/N put her stitching supplies away and cleaned off the blood from Alfie’s face, feeling her own burn up by the way he was staring at her.

  “Tell me, how did you end up becoming a doctor?” 

   “Same as everyone else: studied hard, went to Cambridge, and got licensed. Is it shocking for you to see a colored woman as a doctor?”

   “A little bit.”

   “You would be amazed at what we can do when we’re not in a maid’s uniform.” Y/N dead panned.

   “I didn’t mean it like that—”

   “Well, you’re all cleaned up now. Try to stay out of any trouble and rest so you won’t tear open your stitches.”

   And then you’d have to come back here, Y/N thought bitterly.

   She threw away the bloodied Q tip and washed her hands. She should’ve worn gloves but she had forgotten them in the haste of trying to take care of the older man.

   “Doctor, I didn’t mean to offend ya, I was just trying to make conversation. Personally, I don’t particularly care about the color of your skin since I think it adds to your beauty.”

   Y/N was surprised at Alfie’s words and slowly turned to face him. They were quite sweet even though they weren’t articulated the best. His eyes seemed to apologize and she could tell that he was being honest. 

   “That was very kind of you, Alfie.” 

    “Thank you.” Alfie leaned forward a little. “You know, you never told me your name.”

   “It’s Y/N, Y/N Y/L/N.”

   “Y/N, sounds like the perfect name for a doctor.” 

   Y/N smiled thinly. “Let me go get you some painkillers.”

   Before he could answer, Y/N sauntered out of the exam room and walked over to the room where she kept all the medication her patients could need. She plucked a bottle of ibuprofen from one of the shelves and on her way back to the exam room, gunshots rang out far too close to her practice. The gunshots were quickly followed by yelling and more gunshots. She hurried into the exam room to find Alfie slowly getting to his feet.

   “What are you doing?” Y/N swiftly helped him stand.

   “I’ve got to go finish the business that’s going on outside.” 

   “I should’ve known you were in some shady business.” She put the pill bottle in his pants pocket.

    Alfie turned to her. “Don’t worry, Doctor, you’re in safe hands. Some of my men are out front.”

   “And it doesn’t sound like it’s going well.” Y/N grabbed her pistol from behind her and handed it to Alfie. “Here.”

   Alfie’s eyes widened at the gun in his hand. “This is a bloody Colt 1903. Where’d you get this from?”

   “It was a graduation present from my father. You’ll probably need it out there. Keep a good grip on it since it is pretty small.” 

   “What else are you hidin from me, Doctor?” He smirked.

   “I’m just defensive is all.” Y/N slid Alfie’s coat on for him and helped him walk out of the exam room and into the waiting area. Outside, there were still gunshots, but they had gotten even closer. “Stay here, I’ll be right back.”
   “You’re mad if you think ‘m letting you go out there.”

   “You’re mad if you think I’m going to stand by and let a bunch of gangsters destroy my practice.”

   Y/N stormed into her office and grabbed her Browning rifle from the closet that she usually kept locked. She loaded it and walked back into the waiting room. Alfie’s eyes were they size of saucers when he laid eyes on the rifle.

   “Bloomin ‘ell,” he said.

   “You can go outside first since that front door is the only way in and out of here. I’ll cover you best as I can.” Y/N set the weapon up properly in her hands and glanced up at Alfie’s stunned expression. “My father was a hunter and he taught me a few things.” 

   “Marry me.”
   Y/N rolled her eyes at Alfie’s words but did have a few butterfly flutters in the pit of her stomach. She had to focus at the task at hand, but it was nice to have impressed Alfie so much. When Alfie managed to exit the practice and evade Sabini’s—-due in part to Y/N covering him so well—-he was forever grateful that Dr. Greene, his usual doctor, had been in Switzerland at the time. 

Divided We Fall

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

A/N: I feel like doing a third part for this imagine. You know, about the part in the movie where Tony gets that letter from Steve and all that. That’s actually why I left the ending a bit unfinished, at least that’s what it seems like to me. But, this could easily be the end, why not? Also, the actual ending to this imagine series will not be happy, maybe not super sad but definitely not happy. Man, this imagine contains a lot of angst…

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Words: 5,447

Warning(s): angst, fighting, mentions of blood, some cursing


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anonymous asked:

Headcanons for how McCree, Gabe, and Hanzo treat their transboy boyfriend? I just need that good shit and you're a great writer!!

Cheers!! I hope you like this! Keep being awesome bro~ 

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Gabe Reyes/Reaper:

  • He doesn’t treat you differently from any of the other guys. He’ll go just as hard on you in training, but behind closed doors he’ll cater to all your needs
  • If that means staying back on a mission because you are experiencing bad dysphoria, he will.
  • He’ll also make it very clear to everyone that if they mess with you in anyway, they’ll have to go through him first and he’d destroy anyone who misgenders you
  • If his boyfriend is currently on T, he’ll train with you at the gym so that you can build up muscles and the statue to help push through dysphoria. He’ll also be with you through every shot, doing it for you if needs be, kissing your forehead once the shot was over and how proud he is of you

Mccree:

  • He gives you a load of his clothes - jeans and flannel shirts, making sure they fit properly, before saying you look way hotter in them then he does!
  • If his boyfriend still get’s his period, he’ll stay in with you if you’d like. He cuddles up with you, watching old westerns whilst chanting along, making you laugh at his antics and taking your mind off it for a while.
  • He won’t ever let you forget how freaking manly and handsome you are, especially when he’s pressing sloppy kisses along your neck.
  • Mccree will happily cut your hair for you when it grows a little too long. He’ll wrap his legs around you as you both sit on your bed in your boxers and pyjama t shirts, as he hums softly cutting your hair
  • He’ll often take your hand as you walk down the street, so proud to show his boyfriend off to the world

Hanzo:

  • He understands perfectly how you feel and although he isn’t the most talkative of boyfriends ever, but he is always one step ahead
  • He’ll constantly order you new binders when and if you’re older one wears out. Hanzo will also remind you to be gentle to yourself, that your should do the correct breathing exercises with your binder on and that you should take it off to sleep
  • If your binder hurts at the end of the day, he’ll massage your back softly, understanding the strain it puts on you.  
  • Hanzo would also save up his money so that his s/o could have surgery if they wished too, yet he’d be embarrassed to admit that he had saved up for it. He place the appointment slip into a card and give it to you on your birthday as surprise
  • His heart cannot help but swell with pride whenever he see’s you happy and content. He loves to see you in a suit, with your hair slicked back and a smart tie - though he’d never admit it, he thinks that you are incredibly handsome and looses track of what he’s doing… often gazing at you for long periods of time
Body language

I’m honestly not quite sure how much stock I put in body language analysis. I kind of think it’s only slightly above horoscopes as far as reliability goes, but I thought it would still be interesting to add it here for people who enjoy those things.

I was also really surprised by how constant the eye lines matched with what Phil was saying. I don’t think Phil is good enough of an actor to control his eyes this way, but it may all be a coincidence. Although as I’ve mentioned in the intro to this blog, how many coincidences can there be before you just go, ‘you know, maybe the simpler explanation is that this isn’t fake.’

Anyway, I’m not here to try to convince you that body language is a valid tool to analyse the video, because I’m not entirely sure myself. If you don’t believe in it, you’ll probably still be thinking it’s a load of horsecrap by the end of this post. But for those of you who are into body language analysis, enjoy. :)

Eye lines

There’s a video available… somewhere… which highlights in real time the direction Phil looks in during the video. I can’t post it here though because, copyright.(phantastico note: There’s no video in all internet.) But here are a few highlights.

Everytime he talks about the reasons he made the video, or the reasons he made it the way he did, he looks to his lower left (our lower right), which is an indication of reasoning, justification, self-analysis, and introspection.

He looks to his lower left when he says:

  • you had to go to bed, leaving me for five hours with nothing to do, so I have made this video”
  • “you got me loads of awesome birthday presents and I wanted to repay you, somehow”
  • “and I just thought I’d share some of my favourite memories that I have of us together”

He also looks in that direction when he analyses or justifies his reactions, feelings and thoughts about Dan:

  • “I was clawing at you and biting you, but that was just because I really liked you”
  • “I think that’s when I properly fell in love with you”

He looks to his upper left (our upper right) when he recalls events:

  • “I’ve never had Valentine’s Day with anyone before”
  • “the first time we met”
  • “my heart did that flippy-over thing, and it had never really done that before”
  • “I just thought I’d share some of my favourite memories that I have of us together”
  • “So the first [memory] is on the snowiest day ever”
  • “And you lay down in the snow”
  • “Endless coffee in Starbucks, caramel macchiato, and our Starbucks sofa…”
  • “we went and got some food and then sat on the fountain”
  • “and so many other things that I’m probably forgetting”

And there’s his lower right (our lower left), which is about memories of feelings and physical sensations:

  • “all the cuddles in bed”
  • “and funny times in my bed”
  • “kissing in 3D glasses”
  • “i just wanna say that i love you so much”

And then there’s his upper right, our upper left, which is where people look when they lie, guess or estimate.

Phil never looks in that direction for the entire video.

Blinking

He also blinks a lot during the video (well… a lot by Phil’s standards). Many people think blinking means lying, but that’s not exactly true, it means nervousness. You can be nervous because you’re lying, but you can also be nervous because you’re making a video love-letter to a guy you’re smitten with and with whom you had previously agreed not to do anything special for Valentine’s Day.

Which kinda covers both our options here.

So the excessive blinking doesn’t mean much, except in one place in the video, when he blinks several times in rapid succession. That usually indicates infactuation and physical attraction (think of the cliche of the woman batting her eyelashes at someone). Phil does it near the end of the video: “and I just wanna say that I love you so much, and I’m so happy to have you in my life, and… [blink, blink, blink] you are the best person in the world.

He probably just had an eyelash under his contact lense or something. Those bastards hurt.

Voice

If you’ve seen the video, you may have noticed that there is something that seems a bit… off… with Phil’s voice. That’s because this is Phil’s normal speaking voice. Most vloggers, when they record a video, use a “vlogging" voice. It’s similar to a “radio voice", although usually on the radio the difference between the normal and the performing voice is more drastic.

It’s not a fake voice, per say, it’s usually a heightened version of their normal voice - louder, clearer, faster, with more rhythm, more articulate. It tends to happen naturally (even subconsciously) to people when they get on a stage, real or virtual. If you’re comfortable in your vlogging voice and have honed it well, as Phil undoubtedly has, it will sound extremely natural and may not be noticeable until you break out of it.

If you watch Phil’s older videos you can hear his normal voice occasionally. Hayfever Sucks has a good example of it at 3:20.

(Dan also has a vlogging voice, by the way. You can hear him out of it in University Life at 2:44.)

So yes, Phil is using is normal voice in the video. It’s not really an argument in whether or not the video is a prank, but it does explain why his voice may sound different. It’s not because he’s acting, it’s because he’s using his natural voice.

Acting

Phil, bless his heart, is not a very good actor. When he has to read off a script, his voice is very flat, emotionless, and his timing is off — see Becoming YouTube episode 1, College Dropout or the skits at the end of the season 2 episodes of the Super Amazing Project — . He is, however, a very good liar. When he’s not working off a script, he can come across as pretty genuine, like in his Call or Delete.

And it’s obvious in the Valentine’s Day video that he’s not working off a script, because the structure is a bit messy. He lists events in no particular order, there’s a few backs-and-forths in there (”plus, you got me loads of awesome birthday presents“) and some incomplete thoughts (”Endless coffee in Starbucks, caramel macchiato, and our Starbucks sofa…”). That indicates he’s running off the top of his head, with minimal preparations.

So we know he’s not reading off a script, but does that mean he’s being honest, or just lying very well? There’s no way to tell, really. At least not by his tone of voice.

However, the fact that he’s not reading off a script is interesting because of the amount of details in the video. There are many references in there that, if they were included purely to fool shippers, are really, really obscure (3-hour breakfast, cherry, Interrupted by Fireworks, etc.). They are the kind of things that would require a lot of planning and researching. However, if the video is genuine, they’re the kind of things that would easily come to Phil’s mind — less preparation required, he can just turn on the camera and start talking about nice memories he has.

So if the video is fake, Phil clearly put A LOT of work into it. From planning and research to acting, he made it absolutely flawless.

And then he never made it public.

He ostensibly did all that work to prank shippers, but he never shared it with them. That’s a lot of work, ultimately for nothing. Unless, of course, the video wasn’t intended for shippers. If the video wasn’t a prank, then a) it required a lot less work and b) it did reach its intended target — Dan.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Can I request the RFA react to an MC with a really bad period? Like has super bad cramps and her mood swings from "Aw tell me everything babe, I'm here for you" to "So done with your crap, get out" in ten minutes. Thanks a lot!

i feel kinda bad tho i dont have personal experience with bad periods and cramps and all that jazz. it might me tmi for me to say this, but my periods are heavy and very uncomfortable, but relatively painless.

update: part 2 be here!

Yoosung 

  • everything. everything was a pain in the ass
  • it’s too hot, you’re sweating and bleeding between your legs, and you feel gross and icky and dirty
  • you’re buried in blankets. yoosung is right beside you, a laptop balanced on his knees. he’s been nothing but good to you all day - quick to run to your call, gives you extra cuddles, bought extra pads
  • but really? why is he playing LOLOL in bed
  • the screen is so bright it hurts your eyes
  • the obnoxious music and explosions and loud sound effects from the game grate against your ears
  • and god, it’s so hot.is the heater on? why won’t yoosung get up and turn it off? why won’t he pay attention to you?
  • everything is just pissing you off
  • your mind buzzing with annoyance and anger, you act on emotion faster than reason
  • so you reach over and shut the stupid computer
  • there!
  • how does he like them apples?
  • ((a part of you knew you were being petty as hell thanks to the side effects of a period))
  • yoosung just gives a tiny gasp, and turns to you, his bottom lip trembling
  • “M-MC…i was just…in the middle of a dungeon!” he squeaks, fumbling to open his computer again
  • you growl - that’s right, growl, and slam your hand on his computer
  • “no. no more. don’t you realize that - that you playing your games in bed is annoying?!”
  • yoosung looks at you wide-eyed
  • he gets up with his computer, and walks out of the room, muttering a quick a sorry
  • you lie there in bed
  • oh
  • oh, what have you done?
  • biting your lip, you throw the sheets over your head
  • you’re such a terrible girlfriend
  • seriously how could you
  • your mind is racing, over-analyzing the situation. 
  • you’re just about to cry even, because what you did was terrible!
  • something tugs the sheets right off of you
  • yoosung’s bright smiling face appears, and he waves a tub of ice cream in one hand. in the other is a bag of golden fish
  • “i’m sorry babe. would…would eating ice cream and golden fish and cuddling help?”
  • next thing yoosung knew, you burst into tears and hears a choked up, ‘fuck yeah’ 

Jumin 

  • before jumin met you, he was aware of that time of month all females must deal with. of course, growing up, he’s been educated in such areas 
  • but jumin’s knowledge about periods can be compared to people’s common knowledge of the platypus. he knows they exist, he just never had…an up close and personal experiences with them
  • when you first had your period in his household, he low key freaked out
  • he’s never seen so much blood
  • your blood, drenched in the bed sheets
  • this boy didn’t even care your pajama pants was stained with period blood. he scooped you out of bed, his phone with the emergency number on speed dial already
  • you had to slap him and the phone out of his hand so he can calm the fuck down and not have the man ring up the CDC or anything
  • ((but c’mon, a tiny tiny part of you appreciated how much jumin freaked out and doted over you))
  • after proper explanation, jumin immediately orders a BUNCH of period products. tampons and pads. heat pads. all kinds of pills: fish oils, painkillers, vitamins 
  • he even hired a personal masseuse who’s job is to specifically alleviate period cramps
  • what a worrisome bab
  • he also called up jaehee to ask about how she dealt with periods. she hung up and couldn’t look at him in the eye for the next few days
  • each time your period hit, though, jumin didn’t seem to understand you can handle it perfectly on your own
  • the second and third time your period came around, he calls up your boss/school to tell them personally you are too sick to get out of bed. which you are not
  • you made it quickly clear you didn’t appreciate such a thing and he still needs to work on a little thing called communication. he listens, of course, and backs off
  • but it still takes a lot for jumin to properly understand
  • you dreaded each time your period came around, because you knew jumin was going to be all up in your face about it
  • finally the last straw is drawn when jumin told the chef not to cook any fried foods on your fourth period. nuh-uh. oh honey you did not understand what you have unleashed
  • because it was sweet at first but jumin needs to CHILL
  • so, you told the chef to go home for the week
  • you went out of the house. and you went into each fast food restaurant you saw. you haul  a load of junk food back home, and of course jumin is home early from work just because of your freaking period
  • when he sees you with the fast food, he opens his mouth to say something
  • you beat him to it, grabbing him by his tie. in the other hand, you are holding a cheeseburger
  • “honey. sweetie. dearest.” you say through a tight smile. “i need you to understand this and this early. you. do not. cannot. stop a woman on her period. from eating the food she wants. i can deal everything else, jumin, but do not fucking deprive me of junk food”
  • oh boy he’s actually scared and probably turned on of you for a moment
  • but finally, he understands.
  • that night you ate a grand meal of disgusting fast food but goddamn you you completely pigged out and enjoyed it

Zen

  • not gonna lie, he was unsettled and a little horrified when he realized duh, of course you’re both gonna have to live with your period
  • like? it was biologically unfair? that women have to deal with their blood leaking out of them? with cramps on top of that?
  • he himself can’t imagine having to live with it
  • so he gets over himself quickly to support you the best he can
  • the first time you had your period, though, when living together, he was a bit insensitive and clueless at first
  • he didn’t get why you would randomly snap at him or give random silent treatments. your refusal to cuddle because you wanted to be alone. where you’d get into little quarrels with him, you being irritated one moment, and then apologetic and sweet the next
  • after your period ends, you return to normal, but zen slowly started to dread that time of month for you both. but he never really made that clear
  • unconsciously and unintentionally, he made his schedule busier whenever you had periods
  • and you weren’t completely oblivious. you noticed how aloof and skittish zen got whenever your period came around. but because of your own pride and secret shame, you never confronted him about it
  • one time, zen tells you he scheduled a rehearsal for an entire saturday 
  • you get really quiet. like scary quiet
  • he tries asking you what’s wrong
  • “i’m fine.” you say, glaring through tears. he leaves you alone, thinking he knew better
  • ten minutes later, you snap
  • “okay you know what, i know i’m unbearable when i’m on my period, but i can’t control it, okay? and i hate that you’re trying to avoid me whenever i get it, because honestly, that’s a dick move, and i’m not sure if i’m being paranoid or not but, but i - i just hate being in this house all alone, dealing with my stupid freaking period.” 
  • seeing you so shaken up and sobbing, zen is bitch smacked with the truth
  • yeah, he pulled a dick move on you, what kind of boyfriend is he?
  • he cancels the saturday rehearsal and any late night rehearsals for the rest of the week so he can be there for you and do a better job of understanding how to deal with your periods

707/Saeyoung

  • he covers it up pretty well with jokes and smiles, but he’s unnerved by the concept of periods more than he lets on
  • mostly because he hates seeing the sight and scent of your blood. his imagination immediately kicks into overdrive and he thinks of the worst - that you’re injured or in some pain and damnit, he can’t stop it
  • and like, he’s so freaking sweet about it, i can’t even being to describe how perfect this boy is
  • sure he’s a screw up in other areas
  • but damnit the least he can do is alleviate your pain - in anyway, so he’ll be the most patient person alive when you get your period
  • there was one time, though, he messed up when you were on your period
  • you were craving junk food. you needed to munch on something - anything. you went to the cupboard, and see a bag of honey buddha chips on the high shelf
  • shit - shit you’re too short!
  • somebody leans on you, and grabs the chips out of your reach
  • you spin around, and see saeyoung, waving the chips above your head
  • “saeyoung! c’mon! stop! please!” you plead, jumping up and down
  • he only cackles and runs off with the chips
  • usually you would’ve chased him
  • but you feel bloated as hell. you have the serious case of the munchies. and you’re just tired
  • so you just plop on the floor and begin crying a little bit
  • yeah yeah it’s pathetic that you’re crying over chips so what, YOU’RE FUCKING TIRED DAMNIT
  • he naruto runs back, and he’s all over you
  • “b-babe - don’t cry - not over honey buddha chips!” he begs. “see, i have them right here, i wasn’t really gonna eat them…”
  • afterward, he cuddles up with you to watch the star wars prequels and make fun of them 

Jaehee

  • the moment you find out about each other’s period schedules, your periods occurred in sync
  • and you know, it isn’t even that bad!
  • if anything, it was a couple bonding experience for you both
  • it was just the greatest for you to complain about periods together and bitch about things more than usual without any judgment
  • and even if you two snap at each other, there’s a silent mutual agreement and understand that: “don’t worry, that’s just the period talking”
  • in her household, tampon and pad never goes out of stock. she always buys an extra tub of chocolate ice cream on her grocery spree. and she gives the greatest massages omfg
  • tldr; not to be biased or anything, but i’m being biased, having periods with jaehee would be a relaxing breeze
4

I made a little 3 panel sequel to this… it really only makes sense if you’ve seen it, and plays off of the last line in that sequence. Set hundreds of years later, Legolas finds his father in the same tree he had one hidden in when he was feeling sad. 

The first and third panel have a bit of motion in them, and the last picture shows them all in case the gifs don’t load properly. The rules I made for myself were– I had to stick to three panels (or camera angles). I cheated just a liiiiittle bit by decided it was perfectly with in the rules to add some motion. :) I’m practicing storyboarding. I want to get better at it. I hope you guys like it! 

anonymous asked:

How long spend it until your voice changed? Do you sometimes have the feeling that There is always a girly Part? I am always afraid that people see my "old" me and i'm feeling sometimes Not "men enough".. How you are handle it through your transition?

I think I only started feeling completely comfortable with my voice 2+ years on T to be honest. And yeah I sometimes still get it where I think my voice sounds ‘girly’ but it’s all in your head man, as it is in mine. It’s your insecurities. You’ve just gotta remember, there are loads of cis guys that will have a higher voice than you. And it’ll just keep getting deeper :-). I think mine started changing for the first time around ¾ months on T, changing properly anyway

anonymous asked:

I saw that previous ask about tutorials, idk about others but imo if you could explain a bit how you paint those more realistic paintings that you do, it would be lovely ;v; I'm struggling with those.. Your work is wonderful!

Thank you so much!! I kind of regret not taking more WIP shots but I just forget to while I’m focussed on a painting. I’m not sure how useful this will be since I am not a portrait artist and only started painting portraits to see if I could. I get bored with drawing precise cartoons all the time. Painting expressively is like a little art holiday, haha.

But I digress, I’ll try to piece together something coherent from what I have… Hold onto your hats.

The question I get asked time and again is ‘Which brushes do you use?’ I use the standard oil brush in a little-known program called ArtRage, which, incidentally, I highly recommend to anyone who wants a more realistic painting experience. It really helps if you have used real paint before since ArtRage is as close as you’re going to get to the real thing. It would be impossible for me to create paintings like this in Photoshop with its sadly quite limited brush mechanics.

Here are my brush settings:

It’s almost always set to square head and I vary the pressure, thinners and loading depending on what I’m painting. When painting a large area I turn on Insta-Dry. If I want to colours to blend more I turn off Auto Clean.


This image was posted a while ago on my blog. As you can see, I start by slapping on large areas of colour to describe the shapes and lighting, then I go in and define it. It’s most important to get the first bit done properly. If I failed to define the form at this stage, it would be a disaster later into the painting.

This is the earliest shot I have of this particular painting. I am defining shape at this point and trying to get a feel for the colours I want to use. My general rule is to paint with more saturated colours. I make the base darker so there is room for highlights later. I repaint with different colours many times until I am happy with the colour values (which I will discuss in a minute).


I used to get disillusioned at this early stage because the painting didn’t look good straight away. I imagine this is a common problem for artists trying new things but after some practice I stopped critiquing myself. This part always looks a mess so don’t panic, just persevere and it will start making sense.


Everything at the point looks a bit soft and crude, so I zoom in and start defined areas. This part is dreadfully time-consuming. I slap paint down and take it up again, or paint over and over until it just looks right to me. I don’t know how to explain this part as it is just purely down to my intuition and taste. I want it to look muddled but still make sense. I don’t see the point of just painting exactly what is there, so I look for hints of things and exaggerate them. Say, if there is a hint of blue or red I will blow it up and heavily saturate i. I take these colours and put dashes of them throughout the painting.


Ta-dah!


Now let’s talk about colour values.

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possible fun idea: you know how when you do a Google image search, the images come up as blocks that are the main color of the image before they actually load? so, Google image search something, and then you have to draw it using the colors of the first x number of pre-image colors, like the first 5 or so. Like, get a screenshot before the images load properly and just color pick from that.

Might have to try it.

anonymous asked:

Lately I've been imagining BTS having like a dorm "mother". I wonder how each member would interact with her and who would most probably be the most attached to her.. XD this probably came into mind because I was in charge of the house while my parents were away for awhile hahaha

hahaha omg! this is an epic scenario idea~ :P

I can just imagine… since BTS would have a noona in the dorm:

  • Jin would have someone to cook and try new recipes with; not to mention a tag team partner in trying to calm the boys down whenever they get too excited or rowdy in the dorm. 


  • There would be someone who would yell, “Get your butt in here Min Yoongi and eat your dinner. You can work on that new track later!” followed by Yoongi’s whining about being a grown man and that he doesn’t need to be told when to eat but he does so anyway because his noona is shooting daggers at him and it’s scary when she’s angry. XD


  • Namjoon would try to get out of cleaning and doing chores by saying something philosophical but would almost always be shot down by his noona. “Don’t give me that sh*t and clean your room!” And like a good boy, he’d reluctantly follow. He’d probably have long conversations with him too. Namjoon would probably be the one by the kitchen doorway, spouting out philosophical thoughts while his noona washes the dishes. :P
  • Hobi would probably be the favorite child of our dearest dorm mom because he’s the one who helps her out in EVERYTHING. If dorm mom’s the captain of this ship, you can bet Hoseok’s the co-captain. 


  • Taehyung and Jimin are the clingiest to their noona, and mother dearest would almost always give in to their cute ways. She would play games with them, watch Anime, work out with Jimin (by making him help her in carrying out the groceries or pushing heavy loads like moving the couch so she could vacuum properly XD) And of course, she’s the one Taehyung always asks to make hot chocolate for him. <3


  • Now Jungkook… the baby of the group and you can bet he will use this to his advantage. He’s going to be shy towards his noona, treating her like a friend but not like a BFF the way he would with the other guys. He wouldn’t joke around her that much but in times when he’s being bullied by his hyungs, she’s the first one she would run to and he’d have that satisfied smirk on his face when she scolds the others for bullying the maknae. XD I also think Kookie would almost always ask her for advice when he’s having trouble in school or… /coughs/ girl crushes and all that. (What? The boy is in highschool. :P)

haha this was fun to write. XD I think this became a reaction answer. :P

- Kaye Allen

Hello, and welcome to the second version of the Anders romance outfit swap mod!

Compatability and Variations: Currently, the main version of this mod will override both Anders’ face/hair models and his body. This will not affect the basic non-romanced versions of his appearance, but will change him to have the new versions upon romance confirmation and in any romanced saves. This is not compatible with any custom face morphs, including the high resolution face retexture, but if you have one that you would like to see made available here, please let me know and I will provide a compatible version where permissions allow.

There are additionally two variations of an earlier edition of this mod, one that includes a custom Anders hairstyle and one that does not. If you are using a custom Anders headmorph or hairstyle (including the Anders Awakening earring mod), you should use the “Anders Automatic Romance Armor - Custom Morph Compatible v1” file - if you wish to use the hair tie version provided (more information below), you should use the “Anders Automatic Romance Outfits - V1” version. This mod does NOT affect the basic versions of Anders’ outfits, meaning that any mods you have that alter those will remain in place, but once the romance is confirmed these outfits will replace any custom Anders armor mods you may have. This mod is also incompatible with any “equip your followers” style mods. Please note that if you wish to switch from the basic version to the one compatible with outside custom Anders face/hair morphs you must run the uninstaller first or Anders’ head will disappear.

Installation: Place “Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 2.erf” into your Override folder. If you do not know where your “Override” folder is, it is found under the same Dragon Age 2 folder that stores your user data (this is the same Dragon Age 2 folder where any screenshots taken in-game will be stored). This will usually be found in your “My Documents” or “Documents” folder, in the “Bioware” folder, and is NOT the one found under your Program Files. This should  be the case for both Macs and PCs, but if you have wound up with an alternate filepath, try to find your in-game screencaps folder and navigate up to the “Dragon Age 2” folder. Once you are in this folder, go into “packages”, then “core”. There should already be a folder named “override” in here; if there is none, and are sure you are in the right location, you may create one. Once in the “override” folder, you can just paste the files there. If you are upgrading from the previous version, you may simply delete “Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 2.erf” and paste in “"Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 2.erf” without running the uninstaller.

Uninstallation: !!IMPORTANT!! The edits made by this mod will be stored into your save file. If you wish to remove this mod at any point, you MUST uninstall it properly, or you may face issues with Anders’ head and armor disappearin. To uninstall, first delete “Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 2.erf” from your Override folder. After that, unzip the uninstallation file included with this mod and place it into your Override file, then launch your game. Like the main file, the uninstaller will run on every area load; it may be safely removed if you have no remaining saves where Anders is using his romance outfit.

Features:
This mod adds two romance outfits for Anders - one a version of his first armor, and the second a version of his dark armor. Both outfits within the newest version also contain added in gauntlets and removed bandages, as it seems a little odd to buy my video game husband a new outfit and still have it literally held together by bandages. In addition, this mod provides a third outfit for Anders in the form of a blue house robe similar to that worn by Hawkes while in the Estate, as it seemed a little strange to me that he’d just be standing around the house in full armor. If anyone requests, I will upload a version with only the two romance outfits. This mod additionally adds a red Hawke favor hair tie for Anders intended to stand in as a Hawke’s favor hair tie, as well as an earring.

Additionally, this mod will automatically load Anders into his appropriate spot in the Estate after he moves in during Act 2, rather than the game standard behavior wherein Anders only shows up in Act 3. This does not, to the extent of my knowledge, affect any cutscenes or cause any other inappropriate behavior, and has been tested with the post-All That Remains conversation to ensure functionality. This functionality will not trigger until the Estate is left and reloaded after the Anders romance confirmation.

There is a known issue with this mod where the party select screen will display Anders in his Estate outfit when leaving the Estate, but will properly reflect his outside apparel elsewhere. Though I would like to fix this eventually, it does not affect any other in-game elements, and is mostly a minor strangeness.

There is an additional known issue where exported meshes done using my Blender to DA2 mesh exportation alpha script will behave strangely with the DirectX11 renderer; I suggest using DirectX9, which is generally more stable.

Agenda for Subsequent Release:
This mod, as is, provides sufficient functionality for an Anders romance change outfit. If I can ever find a way to release a version that fixes the party picker issue or removes his staff while in the Estate, I will do so, but further functionality will not be included until the release of my full outfit change immersion mod, which will provide appearance changes across the timeskips, special Mark of the Assassin companion outfits, and will include romance outfit updates for all romanceable companions.

Notes:
I find two additional requests based off of this mod likely:
1. A Sebastian romance outfit change
2. Giving Merrill her own set of house robes.

Now that I have a preliminary mesh exportation utility for Blender, I am able to do both of these, and will release them as one within my full outfit change immersion mod; however, I do not intend to release them standalone at this time.

Permissions: I freely grant the ability to use this mod in other mods, as well as to override any of the Anders romance outfits with their own, as long as cedit is given and I am told about it (I do not require advance permission; I’d just like to know.) I welcome anyone who knows how to fix any of the issues listed for the agenda above. You are additionally at complete liberty to unpack the source .erf in order to access additional source files and to include the Anders romance outfit mods in any edits, renders, or other fan creations.

Suggested supplemental mods:
-Anders Romance Dialogue Overhaul: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/4000 Another mod of mine that offers a variety of changes to the Anders romance, including a final kiss in the Gallows for the Friendship route, restored dialogue plot flags, a Karl conversation for female Hawkes, and a selection of additional optional changes to balance out some of the stranger gendering between the m!Hawke and f!Hawke romance routes.
-Hide Weapons: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/2150/? A mod to hide weapons for characters, which should take care of the strangeness of Anders wearing his staff while in the Estate.
-DAI Tattoo and Blood Smear Imports (+ freckles): http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/4014/? Not necessary for this mod, but this is the source of the tattoo and nose smear for my Hawke that may be seen in these screencaps.

If you experience any issues or have any questions about how to install this mod, please let me know and I will get to them ASAP! Happy DA2-ing!

anonymous asked:

Hey- I love you GBBO thingy (LIKE properly adore it) but can you imagine one year Enjolras has secretly been practicing since he was eliminated first for like the seventh year running and he practices and watches loads of videos until shock horror he wins and everyone goes into melt down...?

(Based off this post)

It’s not as though Enjolras doesn’t have a competitive streak - he does - he’s just never felt all that much passion towards baking. Each year he’d usually make something awful, submit it without care, and be eliminated. Shrugging and enjoying watching the rest of the competition from the sidelines.

That is until the mid-year competition where he submits something so awful even Chetta can’t bring herself to touch it. That wasn’t what bothered him though- the icing on the cake was that Grantaire had leaned over, grabbed the misshapen, burnt, husk of the (cookie? cupcake? It was hard to tell) and declared loudly. “Man, I feel so sorry for your future husband.”.

Fore some reason the comment just would not leave Enjolras. It was as though he had to prove to him that he would make an excellent husband one day if he chose to get married. If baking was such an important trait of husbandry to Grantaire than Enjolras vowed to prove him wrong. He would make a great husband thank you very much. (“No, Courfeyrac this has nothing to do with feelings, this is a matter of principle!”)

Enjolras did what he knew best- studied his enemy and knew it well. Before he even stepped foot in his kitchen again he had read every baking cookbook his local library had on offer (This was also partly because he didn’t want to waste food that he had ruined). Combeferre was none too pleased when Enjolras returned a few with coffee stains. From there, putting it into practice was a piece of cake.

By the time the end of year Great Bahorel Bake Off rolled around he absolutely floored everybody in the first round. 

“It’s a Christmas Miracle!” Courfeyrac declared with tears in his eyes, despite it being January. “I can finally eat something you’ve made!”

He successfully made it through each consecutive round, until all that remained were him, Grantaire, Cosette and Marius. Grantaire had miraculously not sabotaged himself this year (”No, Courfeyrac, this has nothing to do with feelings. It’s just- the competition- it- shut up, Courfeyrac.”).

For the first time in seven years and 14 competitions Marius and Cosette were eliminated before the finals. The pressure was on. Everybody was on the edge of their seats to see what final treat Enjolras and Grantaire were going to put forth. 

“Enjolras, what did you make?”

“A wedding cake.”

“Umm. Okay? Why?”

“Because Grantaire is going to eat his words.”

Grantaire did in fact, have to swallow his pride after Enjolras won and admit he was wong- Enjolras would make a fine husband someday. Someday was far away though, presently, all Enjolras was concerned about was whether he’d make a great boyfriend. He said yes to Grantaire’s date with only two words.

“You’re cooking.”

The Sixteenth Event, Ain’t No Rest for the Ridiculously Wicked

NEW TO CRYPTOCRACY? Don’t start here! Go back and start at the beginning!! MISSED LAST WEEK? Go catch up with Chapter 15!!

Caution: this chapter contains more graphic violence than has been the norm in the story so far. If you are particularly sensitive to violence, I don’t want you to be caught off-guard. Reader discretion is advised. 

“Attention Consuls Ramos and Ramos,” Pilar’s voice rang out in an open broadcast into the space surrounding ship-trap. “This is Captain Ariadne of the Pirate Spacecraft Thread speaking. I know why you’ve come. Raquel is in stasis in our holding cells. If you leave us in peace, we are willing to release her into your custody. As an act of good faith, I have lowered our defenses, but be warned: we have enough firepower to blast you out of the sky, even in your most powerful warship. Attempt to apprehend any of my crew and I will end you. Make any act of aggression against our facility and I will personally put a bullet between your daughter’s eyes. Come collect Raquel and leave. It does not need to be more complex than that, so I don’t need a response from you unless you wish to make it more complex. Message repeats…”

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Can You Feel That?

I wrote some Jay Park fluff. Omg this was so fun to write ^.^

If any of you guys have any Jay Park requests, I’d be happy to write. We don’t get many Jay Park ones :c

-Admin Kitty

It was a friday night and you were exactly where you wanted to be - in your perfect boyfriend’s arms, Jaebum, at his apartment. It was the middle of summer and though it was 7pm, it was still sweltering which explained the reason the AOM boys were lay around on the couches in shorts. Despite the fact it was perfectly understandable for them to wear less because it was scorching outside, you couldn’t take your mind, or your eyes, off how little clothes Jae was wearing. Most of the boys wore wife-beaters or thin shirts to keep them cool, but Jae wore no shirt at all.   All the way through the film you tried to concentrate on the film rather than his body, but your eye never ceased to stray from the film to your boyfriend’s muscular frame that was actually touching you. You were curled up on the sofa with your head resting on his chest and his arm was swung around you, holding you to him. He seemed pretty relaxed and his heart beat and breathing were steady which was really quite embarrassing because your heartbeat was simply not okay. You hoped he couldn’t hear your heart beat as loud as you could. Although the last thing you really wanted to do was move away from your boyfriend’s beautiful, and not to mention half naked body, you decided to shift a little bit so he wouldn’t hear your erratic breathing. It had been 9 months and the flutter in your stomach really hadn’t stopped and then on top of that he was wearing practically nothing which was making your stomach back flip. You shifted away a little, but he only pulled you back closer to him and wound his arms around you tighter, absent mindedly kissing the top of your head.  Jesus, what was he trying to do to you, you thought to yourself. “Hey jagi,” He breathed, quietly, “You wanna stay over tonight?” Your heartbeat quickened and you grinned, you knew he only meant sleeping because he knew you weren’t ready, but it was still pretty exciting. You’d talked about you sleeping over a while back, but then he had gone on tour and you really hadn’t had the chance to see him for more than a day this past month. But today, you had time. He didn’t have anything scheduled for the next 3 days. “Um, ” You smiled,“I-If it’s not too much trouble.” At that, he laughed quietly, “_____, when will you stop acting like you’re some sort of inconvenience to me?” You bit your lip, “I’m sorry, I just-” “Because I love you. You know that right?” The edge of his mouth turned up in a smirk. You couldn’t help yourself from grinning, “I love you too.” He flashed you a grin and leaned down to kiss you slowly. Your lips met and he pulled you closer towards him as your heart beat quickened. “Yah! Guys, can you not?!” One of the AOM guys shouted from the other couch. You pushed Jay off your lips, embarrassed yet sort of irritated you weren’t allowed to keep kissing him. He pulled back reluctantly and sighed. “Sorry.” He said to the boys, but his eyes focused on you and he grinned his devilish grin. You watched the rest of the film in silence, still curled up next to Jay. Every once in a while, you felt his eyes on you then his gaze would leave you after a couple of seconds. You smiled to yourself when he wasn’t watching. Eventually, the film ended and the boys left. “Yeah, man. I’ll call you about it.” You heard him closing the door on his last friend and then you heard the door shut. You stood in the kitchen putting away beer bottles and putting the empty packets of crisps in the bin, humming to BTS’s I Like It on the radio. Turning around, you watched your boyfriend bound into the kitchen, grinning goofily. Before he got to you, his hand reached and turned the volume up on the radio and Jungkook’s voice radiated around his polished kitchen. Before you knew what was happening, he grabbed your hand as you reached for a new bottle and dragged you into the center of the kitchen floor. He grabbed your hands and put them around his neck, still grinning. “Pabo, what are you doing?” You laughed lightly. “Dancing.” His eyes were laughing as he swayed with you. “I thought you didn’t really like this song?” “I’m coming around to it…” He said slowly, “Now twirl!” Your erratic heartbeat was not helped by the fact his body was literally pressed right up against you and he was swaying his hips against you. The song finished and he pulled you in a little closer. His strong arms looped around your waist and he rested his forehead against yours, breathing a little heavier.  Then he breathed, smiling a tiny bit as he closed his eyes. “Your heartbeat’s going really fast, jagi.” You instantly flushed, scrambling to change the subject, “Uh, I just realized I don’t have anything to wear tonight, I mean, I have some shorts but…” “You can wear one of my shirts, theirs a drawer in the bathroom with loads. You can pick.” You pushed yourself a way from him and scampered to the bathroom. Thankfully, he hadn’t noticed you blushing properly so you splashed water over your face to make your face return to a normal colour. Eventually, you looked less red and you put on the first shirt you found and your shorts. You walked out and found him in his room. He had changed and was wearing different shorts - shorts you assumed he wore for bed. He smiled when you walked in, and you flushed again remembering him hearing your heartbeat. It was embarrassing, humiliating really. “Will you come here already?” He laughed a little and held out his hand to you. You took his hand and he pulled you into him, then his brow furrowed. “I’m sorry I embarrassed you before, about your heart beat and everything.” His big eyes stared down at you, waging your reaction. He looked like a little puppy. “It’s okay…I…” You trailed off, realizing you didn’t know what to say. “______, you don’t have to feel embarrassed, seriously.” You still tried not to meet his eye. He took your hand in his, “Here."  You looked on in confusion as he put your hand onto his chest, face down. He looked at you, "Do you feel that?” You still stared at him, confused. Then, you felt it. Something was pulsating quickly beneath his skin and then you realized - it was his heart. His heart was jumping in his chest, just as fast as yours was before. It was you - you had made the great Jay Park’s heartbeat become erratic. Wow. He laughed heartily when your lips formed an ‘o’ shape. And then he was kissing you. As soon as your lips met, his heartbeat rocketed even faster and you felt him smile a little, knowing you’d felt it.

Sometimes you have to take a moment to appreciate where you are. Stu Honick has always supported me on the road to becoming a photographer! He was the first person to properly take me out in the mountains and we’ve worked together on loads of projects in the last couple of years. He’s currently in the Alps bagging some impressive routes. I took this shot of him on our last adventure.

my thoughts on the zodiac as an Aquarius sun, Taurus moon
  • Aries: v v enthusiastic and gets shit DONE. if you're looking at a leader, you're looking at an Aries. Is a little mush inside, but has a good heart even though is slightly misguided and can be unreasonable at times. My way or the high way kinda guy/girl. Thinks white lies are OK.
  • Taurus: Food, sleep and hELLA lazy. Relies on people a little too much. Usually can be found at home. REPLIES TO TEXTS AFTER CENTURIES. Hilarious and extremely unapologetic about who they are.
  • Gemini: A little drugged chicken nugget, to be exact. Extremely smart and knowledgeable. Crazily independent (in a good way, ofc). Seems indifferent towards most things, but piss off a Gemini and they will DESTROY. YOU. You CANNOT win an argument if you're arguing with a Gemini. Priorities logic over feelings.
  • Leo: GLAMboyant. Literally that's the word to describe them. Incredibly into themselves, but again, in a good way. Their entire extrovertive demeanour is just a way of overshadowing their deep-rooted insecurities. Also likes to see life through rose-coloured glasses. Probably the most fun person you'll ever be around.
  • Virgo: Smart, and not always in a book smart way. Dedicated and earnest. Highly sensitive people. Internalises most things. The hardest on themselves. Also have a bad habit of turning cold and distant. But they're the kindest souls you'll ever meet. They also don't know how to communicate properly, so you'll probably have to make the first move.
  • Sagittarius: Indifferent. Just plain indifferent. The world revolves around a Sagittarius, most I've met seem to lack a lot of insight. Tunnel-visioned. Get very angry when provoked, and tend to exaggerate and blow things out of proportion. But when they've simmered down, they make up for all the shit they do.
  • Scorpio: Unwilling to ever compromise on anything, ever. Extremely stubborn, but have the quickest wit you'll ever know. Almost always somehow loaded?? Smarter than you, definitely.
  • Capricorn: They almost always SEEM stone-faced, cold and calculating. SEEM. they're extremely emotional human beings with a quirky sense of humour. they're perfect people to have discussions with because they're very good with listening. only issue with capricorns is that they require validation and don't have faith in themselves at times, which is sad. all u caps rock ok.
  • Libra: ehhhh they're alright. very judgemental imho.
  • Pisces & Cancer: Sweet, kind people. They always go the extra mile for the ones they love and always know how to make them feel special. Don't underestimate them, however. They're more capable than you think and will surprise you to no ends. And you can't have all of their love and attention without having to deal with their emotional upheavals.
  • Aquarius: idk all of us just need to take a chill pill we are all SO unpredictable tbh nothing is stable!! Our emotions are unstable, our finances are unstable.....if you deal with an Aquarius on a daily basis then I'm sorry

(This is a scheduled post meant for best viewing - I am not actually on rn)

So guess what’s heeere?

Hello, and welcome to the first version of the Anders romance outfit swap mod!

ETA: Compatability:

This mod contains two variations, one that adds a custom hair tie and is incompatible with custom headmorphs and one that does not contain the tie and is thus compatible with custom headmorphs. This means that if you wish to use this mod and a custom headmorph/hairstyle/complexion for Anders, you may do so - just be sure to grab the file labeled “custom morph compatible.

Installation: 

Place “Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 1.erf” into your Override folder. If you do not know where your “Override” folder is, it is found under the same Dragon Age 2 folder that stores your user data (this is the same Dragon Age 2 folder where any screenshots taken in-game will be stored). This will usually be found in your “My Documents” or “Documents” folder, in the “Bioware” folder, and is NOT the one found under your Program Files. This should  be the case for both Macs and PCs, but if you have wound up with an alternate filepath, try to find your in-game screencaps folder and navigate up to the “Dragon Age 2” folder. Once you are in this folder, go into “packages”, then “core”. There should already be a folder named “override” in here; if there is none, and are sure you are in the right location, you may create one. Once in the “override” folder, you can just paste the files there.

Uninstallation: 

!!IMPORTANT!! The edits made by this mod will be stored into your save file. If you wish to remove this mod at any point, you MUST uninstall it properly, or you may face issues with Anders’ head and armor disappearin. To uninstall, first delete “Anders Romance Outfit Change - v 1.erf” from your Override folder. After that, unzip the uninstallation file included with this mod and place it into your Override file, then launch your game. Like the main file, the uninstaller will run on every area load; it may be safely removed if you have no remaining saves where Anders is using his romance outfit.

Features: 

This mod adds two romance outfits for Anders - one a version of his first armor, and the second a version of his dark armor. In addition, this mod provides a third outfit for Anders in the form of a blue house robe similar to that worn by Hawkes while in the Estate, as it seemed a little strange to me that he’d just be standing around the house in full armor. If anyone requests, I will upload a version with only the two romance outfits. 

This mod additionally adds a visible hair tie for Anders intended to stand in as a Hawke’s favor hair tie; however, it should be noted that in this form, the hair tie is a dark brown, as I am unable to make a separate red hair tie without exportation of models to DA2. When I find a way to do so, this mod will be updated.

Additionally, this mod will automatically load Anders into his appropriate spot in the Estate after he moves in during Act 2, rather than the game standard behavior wherein Anders only shows up in Act 3. This does not, to the extent of my knowledge, affect any cutscenes or cause any other inappropriate behavior, and has been tested with the post-All That Remains conversation to ensure functionality. This functionality will not trigger until the Estate is left and reloaded after the Anders romance confirmation.

There is a known issue with this mod where the party select screen will display Anders in his basic outfit. Though I would like to fix this eventually, it does not affect any other in-game elements, and is mostly a minor strangeness.

Agenda for Subsequent Release:

This mod, as is, provides sufficient functionality for an Anders romance change outfit. As adding the additional features I want would delay the mod by weeks, I have elected to release this version as-is. In future releases, I would like to implement the following:

  • An automatic outfit change for Anders during the post-sex scene, which I am not currently able to do now.
  • Changing the Anders model in the party picker screen to show his romance outfit as well
  • Changing Anders’ hair tie to red.
  • Automatic hiding of Anders’ staff in the Estate (rather than simply using the full “hide weapons” mod.)

Notes:

I find two additional requests based off of this mod likely:

  1. A Sebastian romance outfit change
  2. Giving Merrill her own set of house robes.

Unfortunately, I am unable to do either on my end as of now due to a combination of inability to export meshes to DA2 and lack of documentation for the appropriate plot flags, but I have provided the source script for this mod with clear documentation should anyone wish to implement either on their end and upload it.

Permissions: 

I freely grant the ability to use this mod in other mods, as well as to override any of the Anders romance outfits with their own, as long as credit is given and I am told about it (I do not require advance permission; I’d just like to know.) I welcome anyone who knows how to fix any of the issues listed for the agenda above. You are additionally at complete liberty to unpack the source .erf in order to access additional source files and to include the Anders romance outfit mods in any edits, renders, or other fan creations.

Suggested supplemental mods:

Anders Romance Dialogue Overhaul: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/4000 Another mod of mine that offers a variety of changes to the Anders romance, including a final kiss in the Gallows for the Friendship route, restored dialogue plot flags, a Karl conversation for female Hawkes, and a selection of additional optional changes to balance out some of the stranger gendering between the m!Hawke and f!Hawke romance routes.

Hide Weapons: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/2150/? A mod to hide weapons for characters, which should take care of the strangeness of Anders wearing his staff while in the Estate.

DAI Tattoo and Blood Smear Imports (+ freckles): http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/4014/? Not necessary for this mod, but this is the source of the tattoo and nose smear for my Hawke that may be seen in these screencaps.

If you experience any issues or have any questions about how to install this mod, please let me know and I will get to them ASAP! 

Happy DA2-ing!