but-practice-helps

Osomatsu San: Instruments

Osomatsu
He kinda sits back and watches for awhile, not wanting to interrupt them while they were busy.  After awhile he’d get bored though and come in to bug them, complimenting them on their skill and teasing them. 

Karamatsu
He’d immediately offer to grab his guitar so they could play together and would be back with said instrument in a flash, ready to make music with his beloved s/o!  

Choromatsu
He sits back and watches for a long time until they finished the song they were working on, he’d kinda clap a bit and ask them to show him a few things about the instrument they were playing. 

Ichimatsu
He stays silent and watches until they’re done practicing, and helps them put everything away.  He’s impressed with their talent and would ask about the instrument and how they got into it. 

Jyushimatsu
He immediately bolts in the room and starts dancing to whatever they were playing, saying how good of a musician they were and if it was a percussion instrument, he’d surprise them because he knows how to play those shockingly well! 

Todomatsu
He’ll wait until his s/o is done with the song they were practicing before sweetly telling them how good he thought they were.  He might ask what songs they know and if they can teach him anything. 

Hockey player: Reader X Connor!

I love hockey and I was watching this season on tv and got inspired :)


*      You had pushed him to join the team being that you both enjoyed the sport and he needed an outlet.

*        Being so lanky and quick he was immediately put on as a goalie/ defense

*      He gets his anger/aggression out through this now

*        He still smokes when under major stress; but with you, and now hockey as outlets, he was generally much happier.

*       You would go to all his games and became the unofficial team photographer.

*        Due to the excess activity Connor was becoming increasingly stronger/muscular.

*        Honestly the team helped so much he was doing better in school now (had to have a C or above to stay on the team)

*        You’d go over to his house after practices to help him study and he’d have his hair up in a little man bun and his glasses on

*        He had gotten good and scouts were starting to look at him

*        Connor was so happy because not only did he have you, but now his teammates were becoming his friends as well.

*        Evan and Jared would so come to all the games too

*        Though Jared would make fun of Connor he was secretly like his biggest fan and would fight anyone that was dissing the team.

*        On the weekends when he needed practice you’d go on dates to the ice rink and skate together.

*       You’d ended up working at the rink despite being there so often and taught skating lessons to young kids on Saturday mornings.

 

Extra: (sin)

*        After one of these cute dates you’d stay to lock up.

*      Con had been practicing so when you were closing, he decided to head to the locker room to hit the showers.

*        You’d finished closing and were ready to leave yet you couldn’t find your tall boy

*       Wandering into the locker room you’d stumbled upon Connor only wearing a towel loosely draped around his hips, in the steamy (literally lol) locker room.

*      You were staring, and you knew it; because damn did he look good.

*       “ take a picture it lasts longer”

*        So, you did bitch bc you’re the (un)official team photographer

*       bringing your camera down from your face you realized Connor had shed the towel and was now standing nude, and fully hard, in front of you.

*         You’re wearing too many clothes etc.

*        Before you knew it, you were back in the showers

*        It was completely loving, sometimes (aka most of the time) Con would dom, but today he wanted to show you how much he loved and appreciated you.

*        I’m sorry that we’ve been spending less time together lately baby”. Kiss “We’ve both been so busy” leaves hickies down neck and collar bones. I want to show you how much I love you and have missed you” 

*      Super into praising you when it was like this, and the pace wasn’t slow but not rushed either. it was well paced and had a loving intent behind it.

*        He made it all about your pleasure and you 100% came more than once.


I’m so sorry that this was shit I haven’t been able to post in forever. I’ve been so busy and had writers block.

📚Dorm Room Witch Tips📦

While you’re getting ready to move into your dorm room, keep these tips in mind to help create a witchy experience for you in the dorm.

Originally posted by jessdoodlesthings

📦 Take a small box with you. Fill it with your tools and keep it under the bed or on your desk. It conceals it from others’ eyes (you can also have it open if you’re open with your craft) while it’s near you and it helps to keep things organized and out of the way.
📦 Bring a blanket, rug, towel, or tapestry with you. You can keep these things folded under your bed and then lay them out when you feel like meditating or praying. You can also use these for your work space if your desk doesn’t have enough room to work with.
📦 Change your alarm clock noise to sound like a bell if it’s possible. Each time it goes off, it will cleanse the room.
📦 Use an essential oil diffuser as a substitute to incense or candle smoke. A cheap way to diffuse oils is to pour the essential oil of your choice on some Himalayan pink salt. This will also cover up any gross smells from the cafeteria or other peoples’ microwaves.
📦 If you have a window, keep crystals on the windowsill (unless they fade in sunlight). This keeps them off your desk and it also looks really pretty!
📦 You can also make a mobile with your crystals as long as they aren’t too big. You can hang this anywhere in your room and it won’t take up a lot of space.
📦 Use fake candles or fire salt instead of real candles. Most dorms don’t allow open flames, so do not risk getting caught for a spell. Use a substitute instead, which can be fake candles, fire salt, chili pepper, or any other symbol of the element. 
📦 Enchant, like, everything. If you can find a purpose for an object, enchant it. Want to enchant your desk chair to be more comfortable? Do it. Want to enchant your desk to help you get your homework done? Do it. Want to enchant your clothes to keep attention away from you? Go ahead. Make life easier with some enchantments!
📦 Bring a chalkboard or a dry erase board. It doesn’t have to be huge, but these can be really handy, especially if you use them for sigils. You can draw whatever sigils on them whenever you like and erase those you don’t want to have around anymore. Simply charge them (perhaps with an enchanted marker) after you draw them!
📦 Bring something to motivate or reconnect you with witchcraft. During school, we may fall out of practice. School gets busy and tough, so don’t feel down about not being able to practice 24/7, but definitely bring something to motivate you for those days when you are free and could be practicing, but you don’t because you may be feeling disconnected or something. It could be a poster, crystal, sachet, or a charm. Have it where you can see and touch it- it could be above your bed, on your desk, wherever. Use it to help you practice again.

So I think I’ve seen people discuss this before–the idea that Viktor is Yuuri’s coach, as well as his boyfriend/fiance/husband/whatever you imagine their relationship becomes post-season 1. I’ve seen a lot of meta about how Yuuri has to disconnect the idea of Viktor-as-Idol from Viktor-as-Person (And I’ve even written some of that meta myself) but I can’t recall seeing a lot of meta about Yuuri having to separate Viktor-as-coach from Viktor-as-lover.

Coaches are in charge of you. There’s a power dynamic there that is hard to ignore, and Yuuri knows that Viktor would never take advantage of it. That’s not what this is about. But there is a somewhat natural human reflex, shall we say, to reacting negatively to someone saying No you’re doing this wrong or You need to do better

Of course Yuuri understands that this is what a coach does. The only reason Viktor is saying these things is because he wants Yuuri to improve. But it’s difficult all the same.

I think there are a lot of times, especially once Viktor retires for good and becomes Yuuri’s coach, and they’ve been together for awhile and Yuuri doesn’t have the constant swirling thought of He’s leaving soon to occupy his thoughts like he did that first summer in Hasetsu–there are a lot of times when Yuuri has to actually put effort into separating Viktor into two separate people–or at least two separate sets of motivations.

“That was the sloppiest Salchow I’ve ever seen,” Viktor says, and Yuuri has to grit his teeth and nod and do it again, and not react to it like he would if Viktor had just said something like Dinner was horrible because that’s not what’s going on. Viktor isn’t saying these things to hurt him, and moreover Viktor is not talking to him as his husband right now.

Sometimes, after particularly frustrating practice days where nothing seems to be going right and Viktor never seems happy, Yuuri has to hang back and put himself back into a mindset that’s safe for home–one that won’t make him bark at Viktor for putting the forks in the dishwasher the wrong way. Because it’s not the forks–when Yuuri says Why can’t you put the forks in the dishwasher the right way what is actually trying to come out of his mouth is You’re my husband and you keep telling me I’m doing bad and it hurts, and he knows he can’t say that, because Viktor is a good coach. He’s an amazing coach, but he comes from the Yakov Feltsman School of Brutal Honesty.

Yuuri knows that he wouldn’t feel nearly so torn up if it was Yakov telling him these things. But Viktor’s voice is the same one that laughs with him over dinner, and whispers to him in bed, and to hear that voice continually tell him he’s not quite good enough is difficult.

But then he gets home, and Coach Nikiforov has dropped away to be replaced by Vitya, Yuuri’s husband, who smiles at him when he walks in the door and says, “Welcome home, Kitten,” and Yuuri can’t help but melt into him.

“I think practice went really well today,” Viktor tells him over dinner. “Your Lutz is looking good. It’ll be an amazing program by the time we leave for Skate America.”

“You think so?” Yuuri murmurs, and what he wants to say is then why didn’t you say that at the rink, but he knows. He knows why.

And Viktor, his husband, looks up at him and beams and says, “Darling, you know I always think you’re amazing.”

And maybe, eventually, Viktor rolls over in bed and puts a hand on his hip and murmurs, “You know that everything I say in practice is meant to help you improve, right? And that I’m never trying to insult you, or hurt your feelings? I love you just as much as your coach as I do as your husband.”

“I know,” Yuuri whispers, and kisses him.

Eventually, Yuuri realizes that it’s a good thing that he’s compartmentalized Viktor like this. Sometimes Viktor annoys him to the point that he can barely see straight, and sometimes he and Viktor get into pretty heated arguments in the middle of the rink, but it’s nothing that a coach and student wouldn’t fight over. They don’t fight about the laundry at work, and they don’t fight about work while they’re doing the laundry. In the end, it helps Yuuri to keep a professional air about him, which is necessary when working with the love of your life day in and day out.

(And if once or twice, Yuuri and Viktor have had something that could be called hate sex in the locker rooms after a particularly bad practice? Well. Gentlemen don’t kiss and tell.)

nadineyoussef4321-deactivated20  asked:

Hey just thought I'd let you know you have some of the best artwork I've ever seen! Congrats! Especially Chirrut, he's amazing in your style! I was also wondering if you had any advice on how to draw heads and eyes? They're one of my two biggest struggles and I'd love it if I could get your advice. Anything helps. Thank you and I hope you have a fantastic day!

*_* Thanks a bunch askdh and thanks for taking the time to write me! I had a lot of fun working on Chirrut ;;; 

Hmmm I usually think it’s not useful to explain how I make eyes or noses, since the way to draw them changes depending on the pose…  My advice would be practicing with ¾ heads. That view always force you to work volumetric shapes and also give a lot more of information. Also, I think it’s much more easy since you have more landmarks to help you.

I would also say consulting anatomy to identify the landmarks on the face  (zygomatic and nasal bone , superciliary arch, mandible…) and practice on photos. Using references for drawing is not bad and drawing over photos when you need information of a face is a lot of fun. Is not necessary to draw all the bones, but knowing where the volumes and principal shapes are can help you learn. I.E:

I love that photo because it’s SO SO easy to see the volumetry of the face; just the line of the jaw gives you a lot of informacion about it. And it makes it easy to identify the elements and principal shapes of the head:

(I broke his nose, I’m sorry, but I made this quickly (??)) the point is, take your time to study the lines and understand the anatomy.
Also:

that triangle is very helpful too and could help you placing the principal elements. The lines that make him look like he’s crying (?) are the relation between the eyes and the mouth and are very helpful when placing it.

Again, this is only a way to learn and understand how to build a face. That is always the key, even if you use a cartoon style. Rules can be broken, but I think it’s important to understand them first. It could help you make your style more solid. 

And well, once you’ve studied it from photos, trying it on your own (even if you have references, that’s ok) and practice, practice u3u

Hope this helps and hope it’s not too technical ;;;

How Each Sign Makes Me Feel

Aries: exhilarated - fast moving, thrilling stories, childlike impulsiveness

Taurus: secured - reliable loyalty, steadfast will power, resilient presence

Gemini: stimulated - quick wittiness, endless stories, constant transformation

Cancer: nurtured - mothering worrier, emotionally soothing, enveloping kindness

Leo: dominated - blazing brashness, outgoing soul, attention grabbing

Virgo: improved - helpful criticism, practical advice, prioritizes well-being

Libra: accepted - diverse company, equal devotion, charming inclusion

Scorpio: challenged - turbulently secretive, acute perception, reserved intimacy

Sagittarius: stupefied - outrageous tales, pronounced independence, unashamedly wild

Capricorn: intimidated - daunting ambition, unparalleled diligence, prominent authority 

Aquarius: fascinated - intriguing conspiracies, prideful eccentricities, detached isolation

Pisces: mollified -  tempering peacefulness, gentle love, soulful imagination

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no I have never heard of the date tech volleyball club I swear I do not know who they are

anonymous asked:

Would you ever do a simple tutorial of how you draw horses? I want to make centaur OCs but lord horses are difficult creatures to doodle 😭

Mmmm there are so many guides that cover what I do, and I really don’t do anything more than those. Still use the whole blocks and sticks and form building and whatnot. And a buttload of references. Anything I could say different would kinda step beyond the stage of simplicity?

To offer something though I would like, suggest tweaking the use of circles when it comes to drawing horses. Or anything, really. Circles are great and highly accessible for fast, general drawing, but few natural things are perfectly round. Look at a horse from the front or back - it’s square and flat and meaty and saggy too, depending on your angle.

So like, I dunno, if you wanna step it up a notch, try changing your use of building-circles into something like this

And especially practice being able to see these shapes in dimension

And then piece them together. The triangle will really help guide the line up. Highly recommend.

Honestly I just follow the same gist of Hubedihubbe’s quick tut (please check it out, very good points made, much cleaner, actually labelled) so I kind of feel like I’m parroting here but.. I break down the rest in lines and diamonds.

As a personal preference, I like marking in the shoulder blade to elbow and the hip to knee, as they create pretty important shapes towards horse recognition. If something keeps looking off, check your leg length. A super rough way to get a close idea of what you need can be found in using most of the shoulder block for a landmark? It’s not perfect maths, it’s a rough tell. The hind legs are then worked out via the red line, setting the hocks above the intersection across the knees 

And uh, it goes on from there. You gotta look at pictures, do the study, and learn the meats. No real other way around that part.

There’s a horse bod.

But the reason of learning how to see those shapes in dimension is so that you can push your poses further! Try piecing it together with your front-view knowledge. And look at references, always! 

Shoulders are pretty narrow compared to the belly and hindquarters, unless you start looking into the draft breeds - then both ends more or less square up together. But moving on, more leggies are slapped on that thing

And fleshed out with all that meat knowledge :P (I know I haven’t gone into heads but this was about centaurs anyway. This guy just felt like he needed one)

And when it comes to practice and learning, don’t be afraid to simply draw these shapes directly over an image. It will help familiarise you with how these base forms interact with one another, how far they can squash and stretch and look at a whole variety of angles. It’s just practice!

Doing that helps to gain a solid concept of the subject, so that when you do set out on your own you can find that convincing territory.


So hey, this has been a very long and terrible not-tutorial. More like insight or something, and would only be helpful if you’re somewhat familiar with horses and already got the fundamentals of drawing down pat, since I skipped over a lot

Haven’t drawn a horse before though? I recommend you the Shrimp method

Anyway, hope all this was kinda interesting

In the AM

  • Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you think you need to
    • Getting up earlier than you think you need to immediately reduces your stress levels. If you suddenly remember you have a paper to print before your 8am class, you have 15 minutes to get that done that you wouldn’t have originally had.
  • Meditate, Pray, or do Yoga for five minutes
    • Starting your day with something to relax you as you slowly wake up helps you to grasp onto your energy and start your day. 
    • Practices such as meditation help you to set your mind on the purpose of your day.
  • Take your medications
    • If you have medications, it is incredibly important to take them every day. Without establishing this cycle, it will be very hard for you to live your most efficient life.
  • Eat a healthy, protein-filled breakfast or snack
    • Even if you are one of many people who hate to eat in the morning, fueling your body is an essential part of helping you live your most efficient life.
    • Eating also helps your body to wake up so you can focus on any homework or classes you have before noon.
  • Organize your Day
    • Look over your planner and remind yourself of all the tasks you are hoping to accomplish.
    • Order your tasks by importance - what you absolutely must go to/accomplish, what you’d really like to attend/accomplish, and what you hope you can attend/accomplish.
    • Write out your day in terms of time. Schedule everything, right down to naps, meals, homework, and grocery shopping. 

In the Afternoon

  • Eat a healthy lunch
    • Just as with breakfast, eating a meal is an essential part to having an efficient day. The post-lunch slump is all too real, but making sure you’re eating protein and lots of energizing foods as opposed to carbs and sugars will make sure you can be awake and aware in your afternoon activities. 
  • Go through your planner
    • Mark off everything that you have accomplished for the day and reexamine what you have left to do.
    • Add any necessary items to the day, reevaluate the time frames you’ve given to your events and tasks of the day, and decide if the way in which you’ve rated tasks is still relevant. Make any needed changes.
  • Give yourself a break
    • By this point, your body has been going and going for at least 4 hours. Give yourself a break. It doesn’t have to be long, even 20 minutes to sit, nap, or read a book for fun will help your body to relax and finish the day strong!

In the PM

  • Give your planner a final look-over
    • Mark off everything you accomplish, and include anything you originally hadn’t planned on accomplishing.
    • Add tasks you did not complete to a day later on in your planner so you do not forget to address them.
    • Mark off any habit/health/emotion trackers. Doing something as little as this will give you a feeling of success and encourage you to focus on the areas in which you can improve the following days in the week.
    • Allow yourself to glance at the next day and mentally prepare for everything you’ll need to do.
  • Do your homework/work
    • Finish any assignments due, and get ahead as well as study. School is your job, and spending multiple hours most evenings each week is something you’re going to have to do to be successful. 
    • Study or do your work for thirty to forty minute chunks with no distractions like checking your phone. Break up these study times with five to ten minute breaks to do whatever you’d like.
  • Pack for tomorrow
    • Pack up notebooks, textbooks, chargers, and your laptop for the next day.
    • Add a healthy snack to your bag in case you’re in a rush the next day.
    • Make sure you have any materials needed for any activities you might take part in so that you don’t have to waste time the next day going back to your room.
    • Set out an outfit for the next day to even further save time for the next morning.
  • Get a healthy amount of sleep
    • Under-sleeping and oversleeping are both bad. Try to make sure your prioritize your sleep, as without it, it is almost impossible to be truly efficient. Make sure to work in between 7 and 9 each night.


What do you do to live your most efficient life? :)

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After gunman Kevin Janson Neal killed his wife and then two neighbors Tuesday morning he headed for Rancho Tehama Elementary School, weapons in hand.

It was just before 8 a.m. when teachers heard the crackle of gunfire in the small, rural town of Rancho Tehama, in Northern California. The elementary school — with about 100 students and 9 staff — immediately went on lockdown.

The training that teachers and staff practice for such emergencies helped to prevent a massive school shooting like the horror at Sandy Hook elementary in 2012, says Richard Fitzpartrick the superintendent of the school’s district.

The fact that teachers and staff have to rehearse active shooter drills may seem unsettling, but Superintendent Fitzpatrick points to a silver lining: “If we can lockdown,” he says, “our kids can go home safely at the end of the day.”

How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

Illustration: LA Johnson/NPR

It Wasn’t Real (finale)

Summary: You’re part of the infamous Loser’s Club, and often asked, what are you afraid of? You reply, nothing, but what your friends don’t know is that your biggest fear is them.

prologue - one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten -eleven - finale

A/N: THIS IS IT, THE FINAL PART! FINALEEEEEEEEE

I just wanna say like thank you all so much for the wonderful support on this story, i’m seriously gonna miss writing it SO MUCH! It’s crazy to believe i’m already done, but I mean, I did upload like everyday lol. Anyway, thank you all again so much.

I hope you all enjoy this chapter as much as I enjoyed writing it. Send me a little comment in the ask section or leave it below on what you thought of this chapter. It doesn’t have to be long, I appreciate every single comment I receive and telling me just helps inspire me to write it more frequently.

Pairing: Richie x Reader, and Loser’s Club x Reader, also slight Stan x Reader

Warnings: force, bullying, depressing and sad tones.

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Originally posted by jayqueenofhell

“It’s coming back now.” Stan explained, nodding at his friends who surrounded him. The group was silent, standing around Stan, battered by what had just happened in the sewers but happy that it was over and their friend was standing before them alive. “Only bits and pieces, but I remember IT just suddenly being there and that’s it. Then I woke up with you guys around.”

Silence echoed Stan’s words, as he slowly let his eyes move around the people surrounding him; hesitant to ask what was on his mind. “What happened?” It was obvious what had happened. IT had come back, just like you’d tried to tell him but Stan had been too stupid, too in-denial to listen, that’s how he found himself here. But, it was almost like there was more; like the day and a bit he’d been gone more had happened then he could ever imagine.

“Y/N t-told us about how IT had taken you.” Bill finally answered, his eyes landing on you for a split second before gazing back at Stan. “She said s-she found the words “W-WHERE’S STAN?” written on h-her ceiling in blood. A-After that, w-we came here to find you.”

As Bill explained, Stan’s eyes fell on you as you looked to the ground. The last time you’d spoken, he’d left you just standing there after practically begging for help. No part of you was mad, but you could tell he felt guilty, just by his gaze. And it didn’t help that he’d bee wrong, that’d just been proven after what’d happened.

“And um- Henry’s dead.” It wasn’t needed, but you felt like you had to say it. Henry was terrible to you but you’d still killed someone. You didn’t know what would happen, though you knew none of them would ever say anything but you’d physically murdered someone; didn’t matter if he was an asshat half of the time. “So there’s that.”

Richie noticed your discomfort, and could only imagine what you must be thinking. Leaning over, he grabbed your hand; ignoring the looks he received from the others. “You did what you had to do.” 

“Bu-”

“Richie’s right, Y/N.” Eddie interrupted you, turning to look at you with a sincere gaze. “Henry would’ve killed you if you hadn’t done what you did. He deserved it.” Richie squeezed your hand as you reluctantly nodded, giving a small smile his way.

But, we’re glad you’re okay, Stan.” Beverly smiled, her blue eyes brighter than before. Despite the fact that you’d all just come from a fight with a murderous clown and quite literally from a trip in the sewers, everyones faces seemed a whole lot brighter. Even you yourself, you felt less empty than you’d felt for so long. The world seemed brighter and a lot more colourful, rather than the dull black and white you’d been seeing it in for the past four years. 

“Yeah.” Mike agreed, nodding with a smile on his face.

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This is just a gifset of Katara’s early waterbending skills. 

However, it also shows us something important: casually practicing a skill can help you learn and develop it.

Thanks, Katara!

Woman's Role

Tove Jansson was very critical about the role women played in society. Her own mother Signe “Ham" Hammarsten-Jansson was a devoted homemaker who supported her husband’s work with her own income while also raising her children with love. Victor Jansson had become emotionally reserved after the war, so Ham needed to become the force that kept the family together. Victor would party in his atelier with other men while in the next room, Ham stayed awake guarding asthmatic Per-Olov.

Tove was often sad about all the effort her had to give and also had some grudge against her father who was a demanding patriarch at home. A grown-up Tove often dreamed about taking her mother somewhere far away where she could shelter her. This never happened of course and older Tove admitted that her mother loved her father too much.

Because she grew up witnessing all of this, Tove was almost scared of mothergood and marriage. She knew that to just about all women of her time, marriage meant giving up yourself and becoming a shelter for everyone else. Needs of husbands and children always came before the needs of mothers. And Tove was not sure if she wanted to give up her needs and ambitions like that.

Tove often played with the thought of marriage and admitted that despite her fears, she did have some feminine instinct to settle down. But in all her visions, she always kept her own apartment and continued her career, married or not. This was almost unheard of for a woman at the time.

Eventually, Tove did not end up marrying any man and instead found an equal and respectful relationship with Tuulikki Pietilä. She lived her life as an independent female artist who rebelled against the partiarchal norms through her life choices. That is why she is still considered one of the most important feminist artists in Finland and her example is often praised.

Themes about independence and submission can be found in Moomin books as well. Female characters like Little My and Too-Ticki are fiercely independent, outspoken and defy traditional gender roles most books would use. It is no wonder that Little My is often one of the most important fictive feminist icons in Finland. Snorkmaiden is an example of a more traditional female character but her feminine strength is often admired by everyone around her; even wise male characters like Snufkin admire her nurturing personality and ability to invent small practical solutions to help everyone. Mymble is a happy and fulfilled single mother while The Groke is a surprisingly genderless personification of depression who happens to be female. Moomin books have a fairly balanced gender ratio, especially in later books, and female characters get multiple different portrayals.

And of course, Moominmamma represents the situation of her role model, Ham. While Moominmamma is generally happy and content when she can provide for others and take care of everyone, later Moomin books shed some light into her predicament. Tove explored how hard it is for a wife to support her authoritarian husband at the expense of her own well-being. This sad but tender study is best seen in Moominpappa and the Sea. Part criticism, part admiration.

BTS reaction: you being insecure

bts reaction to you being thicc + busty and insecure ??

ft. very slight smut

{ some of them are longer cause it got too detailed }


JIN:

Jin loved your body and he didn’t understand why you hated it. You weren’t eating the dinner he had prepared and he started getting worried. “Y/n, why aren’t you eating? Does it taste bad?” he says with a concerned look. You look down to your plate and quietly answer. “I’m just… I wanna lose weight okay, I’m insecure about my body and I think I just need to diet.” He stands up from his chair and comes over to hug you from behind and lightly kisses your head. “Baby, you’re beautiful. I love every stunning inch of your body, never forget that.” he says smiling


NAMJOON:

It was your birthday and Namjoon had taken you to Victorias’ Secret. You walked by the lingerie and fell in love with this black lace set. Namjoon catches you staring at it, “You want that one baby?” and you look at him and nod. You grab your size and run to try it on. You just finished tying the last silk ribbon and turn around to look in the mirror. The ribbon was going right into your curves and you hated it. You took it off and went up to Namjoon. “I’m not gonna get it.” you say and Namjoon looks at you with a shocked expression. “Why? Baby I loved it and I know it looks amazing on you,” he says rubbing your arm “go try it on again and let me see it.” You sigh and go back to the dressing rooms and try it on and you show Namjoon. You notice a obvious bulge growing in his pants, he sneeks up behind you and starts rubbing your hips. “You look beautiful princess, you’re buying that and as soon as we get home it’s going to on the floor.” he says with a smirk.


YOONGI:

You were sitting in the studio with him while he was working on his second mixtape. He asks you to get some snacks for you two since you both haven’t all day. You nod and go down the street to get some snacks. You were getting some chips and water for you guys and you dropped one of the waters. When you bend to pick it up you realize how big your thighs look. You sit there and sigh and put down your bag of chips and buy a quick salad to-go. Once you came back you gave Yoongi his snack and you began to eat your salad. Yoongi looks up at you and speaks confusingly, “Babe, why are you eating a salad? You don’t like healthy foods.” and you put your fork down and set your food on the table. “Yoongi, I hate my body. My thighs are huge, my curves are hideous, I’m just trying to lose some weight.” He shrugs his shoulders and begins shutting everything off. You’re confused because you two usually stay for another 2 hours. But he got up and grabbed your wrist and dragged you to the nearest candy shop. “Get what you want babe, you and your body are beautiful. Don’t think other wise.” he says intertwining fingers with yours as you walked around the shop.


HOSEOK:

He was helping you practice the choreography for Fire because you begged him to teach you it. While in the studio you got hot and took off your sweatshirt, revealing a crop top underneath. From all the jumping around your sweatpants started to ride down just below your tummy so your hips were fully shown. You didn’t notice until you looked in the mirror when Hoseok went to go get some water. You pull up your pants and despite you being sweaty and hot, you put the sweatshirt back on. Hoseok enters the dance room and again and hands you your water. “Why did you put on your sweatshirt again? I thought your outfit was cute.” and you shake your head. “Hoseok, It’s not ‘cute’ when my hips are pouring out on my sides.” Hoseok walks up to you from behind and starts tugging on your sweatshirt encouraging you to take it off. “Y/n!! You’re body is so perfect, I love every inch on it! Please don’t hide it.” You feel bad and eventually take off your sweatshirt and Hoseok turns into his sunshine self again. “So, where were we?” he says unpausing the music.


JIMIN:

You recently bought a tube dress and you thought it looked horrible. The tight dress showed every curve and inch of your body. You look at your self in mirror and feel your eyes watering up until Jimin walks in the bedroom. He’s shocked at how beautiful the dress is on you. “Baby!! You look amazing!” he says kissing your lips softly. “No I don’t.” Jimin has never heard you but yourself down like that. He stares at you and a tear drop runs down his cheek. “How could you not think your beautiful? That’s one of the many many reasons I love baby. You mean the world to me. I don’t wanna hear those lies coming from your mouth. You understand?” and you nod giving him a hug. “I love you Jiminie.” “I love you too baby.”


TAEHYUNG:

You two were at the beach on a couples vacation. You were wearing a two piece bathing suit with high rise bottoms. You and Taehyung decided to go into the water and just enjoy each other. The ocean waves kept causing your bottoms to ride down each time it hit you. You had to keep pulling them up cause you didn’t want Taehyung seeing your curves. “Y/n, baby, why do you keep hiding your beautiful body?” you stutter on your words a little bit. “C-cause I’m afraid that you won’t like my body and leave me.” Taehyung looks at you like a sad puppy and cups your cheek. “No,no baby I would never leave you. Your body is flawless and I can’t wait to… experiment with it.” He says with a smirk. You roll your eyes and splash water in his face and he splahsed it back. You two looked like 5 year olds having a splashing contest but you two didn’t care at all.


JUNGKOOK:

While you two were playing video games at the dorm. Jungkook was close to beating you in the third round but you ended up winning. You get up and start jumping around and Jungkook stares at you pretending to be mad. Your loose shirt flying up everytime you jump. Jungkook notices your curves and falls in love. Your relationship was pretty innocent, since you two have been dating for 2 months. Jungkook falls even more in love with your curves and get up and hugs you from behind stopping you from your exciting jumps. He became embarrassed as hell but he felt confident in this. Once you stop and you feel Jungkooks hands sliding down your sides inching closer to your waist you jump out of his hold. “Hey babe, I don’t necessarily like my hips that much sooo, it’s kinda awkward when you touch me there.” you say biting your lower lip out of embarrassment. He looks at you confusingly but ignores you and turns you around and starts feeling your curves again. He whispers in your ear, “Baby, when I saw your curves I instantly fell more in love with you. Never change.” You smile and turn around softly kiss him. He smiles and turns shy again, “I’ll let you win next round just so I can see your beautiful body again.” he says with a grin.

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Jack knew something was wrong the moment he passed by Bittle’s room. No sound came from the open door, no conversation or laughter to be heard. Jack paused outside his own room, frowning, then dropped his backpack to the ground and turned. He approached Bittle’s room with caution, afraid Bittle was sleeping or- or something else. Steeling himself, Jack poked his head into the room, glancing first at the empty bed, then at the desk where Bittle sat, chewing worriedly on his thumbnail.

“Jack!” Bittle sprang up from his chair, dropping his hand to his side. “What’s up?”

“Are you okay?” Jack shifted from foot to foot, feeling uneasy. “It’s…quiet in here.”

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So what is time management?
It’s when you know you have a test next week and you don’t want to cram for the test again. Managing your time will let you study for the test an hour a day, instead of 5 hours in one day.

How do I manage my time?
The basic idea is that you create some sort of schedule, or plan, for your day. Then you stick to it. Here’s some tips on creating the schedule, and then staying with it.

I. Keeping track

  • Keep a planner. This will let you easily see what you need to have done by the end of the week!
  • I keep a todo list of what I need to finish for the day. Mine is simple to avoid overloading my brain. For today I wrote “Finish Math homework. Finish Electronics Lab report. Study Physics”.
  • I don’t write down exact times that I do my homework. I tried this earlier, and found it was too challenging to keep to such a strict schedule. My workflow works best when I can choose what to work on, and when I can work on it.
  • Some people will find that having too much freedom in their schedule will be challenging to follow. In that case, they would prefer a strict schedule saying to do homework at a specific time.
  • You need to find out what works for you, everyone is different. Try a technique, and move on if it’s not working.
  • I color code my life so that I know what I need done at a glance.
  • Determine what’s urgent. If I have a test the next day and homework due in two days, I’m going to use that day for studying for the test.
  • Tasks with a stricter deadline should be done first.
  • Tasks worth more of your grade should have more time allocated for it.
  • Allocate time when you have the most energy. I have the most energy mid-day, so I try to do my schoolwork after lunch, before dinner.

II. Staying on track

  • Don’t overload yourself and say you’ll finish 2 projects and 60 pages of reading in one day. This is what time management is for in the first place.
  • Break it up! That 60 pages of reading can be 20 pages over 3 days.
  • Start small if you’re new to this. Overtime it will be easier to allocate tasks since you’ll have experience with managing your time. At first you can simply say “Today I will write the first 200 words of the essay.” and then work up to larger tasks once you’re used to allocating time.
  • The hardest part is starting! Our brains create this dread with schoolwork, but once we start it’s never as bad as we make it seem.
  • Find out why you’re not starting your homework, and then learn to overcome it.
  • My fear of starting stems from a fear of failure since I’m a perfectionist. I overcame this fear by reminding myself that starting is better than nothing at all.
  • Reward yourself once you finish a task, or when you stay on schedule.
  • Getting off schedule is not the end of the world! Time management will let you make up for the time lost! Usually it’s a sign of stress when you miss work, so find what the cause is.
  • I would miss work in high school because I was afraid I would never understand the topic so I didn’t bother starting. This is a bad idea ™   since the work is there to help you practice and you will start understanding the topic once you practice!
  • Schedule time for breaks! It’s easier to have a guilt-free break when you put the time in to take a break!
  • Have a “Do nothing” day. On fridays I don’t do any schoolwork. I relax and enjoy the day. This lets my brain rest after a long week, and I get to enjoy my time with friends.
  • Have fun with it! I love checking off things I did and looking back at the week with checkmarks everywhere!
  • Check what you need done in the morning so that it’s on your mind and you can start planning your day.
  • Not every second of everyday needs to be allocated to schoolwork! If you have a 20 minute break between classes, relax! It’s better to give you brain a break and to feel better than to fill your entire day down to the minute with learning.
  • Don’t multitask. Allocate time for both tasks so that you can focus on a specific task.