certainity of change

anyway. i also want to say that if you show up in my notfis a lot and like/reblog my stuff all the time (or even just some of the time) rest assured that i have your icon and url memorized and i get excited to read your tags and just seeing you interact with my posts at all gives me warm feelings. thank you.

Mr. Rochester, as he sat in his damask-covered chair, looked different to what I had seen him look before; not quite so stern–much less gloomy.  There was a smile on his lips, and his eyes sparkled, whether with wine or not I am not sure; but I think it very probable.  He was, in short, in his after-dinner mood; more expanded and genial, and also more self-indulgent than the frigid and rigid temper of the morning: still he looked preciously grim, cushioning is massive head against the swelling back of his chair, and receiving the light of the fire on his granite-hewn features, and in his great, dark eyes; for he had great, dark eyes, and very fine eyes, too–not without a certain change in their depth sometimes, which, if it was not softness, reminded you, at least, of that feeling.
—  Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

anonymous asked:

I'm kinda ashamed to ask this, but could you make a tutorial on how to draw hands? ;A;

omg dont be ashamed at all!! Hands are generally tough to get used to, lots of artists struggle with it! so dont be ashamed i feel you.

and I actually have made a hand anatomy guide before in fact! If you want to get better at drawing hands I def recommend you learn the basic anatomy first. Please check out the ones I made, I try to make it simple and easy to understand:

There’s my guide to the anatomy, but here’s some more tips that I’ve noted to myself that I’d like to include

First off, I’d like to just note on the fingers: if you pay close attention to your own hand, you may notice the fingers are ever ever so slightly curved inward. It’s a very subtle detail, but I noticed that, despite how slight it is, it can make a hand look more lively, and less stiff.

Second, the “M” on the palm! Your hand moves in many ways, and because it does it creates creases in your hand. The most prominent creases appear to make an M shape; this is handy to remember for what I’m going to talk about next. (It also could be a “W” I guess, or to be more specific a “ )X( “; just think of it in whatever way helps you remember!)

SO now that you see the M, draw your hand as a basic blocked shape and add your details. As you do, you can see that the M divides the palm into four basic parts!

When the hand moves, parts A, B, or C of the palm, alone or in different combos, will create the general poses that the hands do normally. These parts are the parts that move, with D being stationary, no matter what!

Here’s a chart of all the possible combos. Once you have down what part of the hand moves for a certain pose, you can change up the fingers and tweak it a bit to do what you need to make it more specific!

This is simply my method of drawing hands. God knows there are hundreds of tutorials out there by other artists, but personally, this way helps me the best (after learning the anatomy first). 

This way I can divide the hand and combine the parts in any such way I need! 

Hands take a lot of effort to grapple, and you need to practice them a lot, especially foreshortening of the hand; that’s really something you need to learn through your own studies. Look at your own hands, draw hands from life, from magazines, shows, comics; just draw hands! You’ll eventually figure out a method that works best for you. So to get better at drawing hands; draw hands!! And don’t stress over it, have fun with it!

Witch Tip

Once you get rid of the line between magic and mundane, coming up with ideas is much less of a challenge. There is no “normal” you and “witchy” you. It’s all a conglomerate that creates the way you experience life as a whole.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.

I just discovered that Tolkien used thou and thee pronouns in his original drafts of LOTR to show how certain relationships changed from formal or hierarchical to more familiar, loving, and respectfully equal.

Apparently, the more notable you -> thee shifts occurred in interactions between Gimli and Galadriel, Eowyn and Faramir, & Frodo and Sam.

And in other news, this information has 100% ruined my life bc I now know we could have had informal pronouns in Lord of the Rings.  

anonymous asked:

I'm saying this from the perspective of a shipper I guess but looking at all these Sheith moments got me thinking.. Would it be possible that the creators themselves are actually planning for them to be canon at some point? But because of some complications..(not gonna name it) they decided to scrap it off? Do you think this is possible? Although Keith telling Shiro he is like a brother to him kinda made me sad? lol I have got so many questions so I can't wait to see more of this amazing series!

Hi anon! The thing is, writing and animation for shows like this are done way in advance. When season 1 came out, I imagine the plot up until seasons 3 or 4 was already set in stone. And Voltron, like most shows, works off a “TV Bible” that had all the major plot points outlined right when the series was first pitched so,, once you plan things out like that I think it’s difficult to make big changes to characters’ relationships.   

I think the writers have also made it clear that they are going to go ahead with their narrative rather than catering to popular fannon, particularly when they’ve told certain fans they don’t agree with their mentality at all. Even with things like how they mentioned Allura was a teenager like all the other paladins, a lot of people didn’t headcannon that, but the writers stood by it. It’s their own story after all, and I don’t see why they should change it. As for sheith, we know the writers have outright told people that harassing shippers isn’t okay and they’re completely against it. 

There are also plenty of writers, animators, and VAs who have liked clearly romantic sheith fanart, cosplay, or pro-sheith posts (and gotten backlash for it). So we know they’re certainly not opposed to shipping it. And I mean, whether it’s romantic or not, we know that the cast certainly seems invested in their dynamic. The fact that their relationship and character development is by far the most fleshed out is certainly apparent. Here’s also some stuff staff has drawn that shows they at least like Shiro and Keith’s bond: 

So anyway, despite how the fandom can be, I don’t think it would necessarily deter the writers or dissuade them from following through with major writing decisions. And given how supportive the staff has been of sheith, I don’t think they would suddenly just abandon whatever plans they had for their character development together. Under the hypothetical that they did make sheith canon, I think they would just maybe adjust how they went about it so that the fandom could kind of like, ease into it, and hopefully not be too mad about it. Though I have no doubt people would still harass the staff if sheith happened, which just…makes me feel really bad to be honest…

On the BOM line though anon, I don’t think it goes against sheith at all and here’s why:

Keep reading

Divination Tips for Beginners

Divination can be hard and draining, it takes up a lot of energy. For those who are still new to it, it can really drain you and result in headaches and frustrations. Here are some tips to help all you beginners out with divination and how draining it can be.

  • Drink plenty of water, being dehydrated is not fun and especially not when you are using so much energy
  • Take a shower or bath before any divination work to help cleanse yourself 
  • Meditate before big divination work to help center and ground yourself
  • Crystals good for divination and psychic work: nuummite, amethyst, amazonite, fluorite, and aqua aura quartz
  • Clear Quartz is a good energy booster and can help you feel less drained after divination
  • Drink some black tea to help ground yourself and give yourself extra energy for divination work
  • If you are starting to feel tired during divination, that is okay, take a break or take a nap. Forcing yourself to keep going will only exhaust you further and make everything more difficult. You deserve breaks
  • It is okay to use notes during divination, don’t worry what others say. Its not ‘unprofessional’, even veterans in divination use notes. Keep a notebook with you full of different meanings of cards or stones or runes, take notes as you go, write down your thoughts and keep it near you every time you practice.
  • Yellow is the color of divination, keep yellow things around you to help. Yellow blanket(s), yellow pillows, yellow candles, yellow pieces of paper; anything you can find. Purple is also another color good to help with psychic abilities and awareness
  • Herbs good for divination and psychic work: cinnamon, lemon, cherry, lettuce, grapes, orange (orange peel), mint, pumpkin, celery, lemon balm, catnip, thyme, rose, seaweed, star anise, mullein, mugwort and rosemary can all help you. Bake with them, eat them, use them in teas or keep them near you in a sachet or jar
  • Stretch and take little walks. Sitting for a long time can be killer and make you sore. Stretch your legs and take little five or ten minute walks during long readings and psychic work. Muscle and joint stiffness is never fun
  • Rather than trying to tackle large readings every day, do small ones. Like a few questions to your pendulum, pull a single card, draw a crystal from a bag, etc. Small daily practices can help you in the long run without exhausting you. 
  • Open a window and let some fresh air in while you work, it will do wonders, especially since air is the element associated with divination work.
  • Keep a small bowl or cup of salt near you, it will absorb the negative energy about you especially if you are feeling frustrated
  • Moon water is great for divination: drink it, make tea with it, spray the room with it, anoint yourself with it, keep it near you, etc
  • Cleanse your space before divination work, again it will keep negativity away from you 
  • Cleanse and charge your divination tools regularly, it really helps in the long run. Put them in the moonlight at night (especially during full moons), keep salt near them, smoke cleanse them if you can, burn white candles, use crystals/gems, etc
  • Its okay if you get confused and don’t know how to interpret something. Take notes on it and with time it may become more clear to you. Don’t force yourself to try to understand
  • Mistakes happen, you won’t always be 100% right on things. No one is, divination is not a certain thing. Things change all the time, its okay. Don’t let it get you down.
  • If you are tired, sick, stressed, or anything else and don’t feel like doing divination work that is fine. Its okay, you don’t have to do it all the time. Especially not if you are feeling unwell and tired. Rest and take care of yourself, you can continue practice another time
  • If you use tools in your work like mirrors, tea cups/mugs, cards, crystals, etc try to bond with them. Creating a bond with your tools can improve your divination quite a bit
  • You don’t have to practice on other people, you can do it for yourself and your own questions. Its an old wive’s tale that you can’t use tarot or divination on yourself, you definitely can
  • Try to get a good nights sleep before and after divination
  • Once you finish, treat yourself. Get something to eat, watch a movie or show you like, curl up with a book, snuggle into a blanket, play with your pets, take a nap; do whatever makes you happy. You did a good job and deserve some time to rest and recharge afterwards
If Anais Nin wrote astrology
  • Aries: "She has to make the atmosphere boil."
  • Gemini: "I am like a person walking through a mirror broken in two."
  • Taurus: "In reality I care for a few people very deeply, thoroughly and enduringly. Certain connections cannot change like that."
  • Cancer: "Certain events happen very close to me, others are dim. Some are vital and warm, some have a dreamlike quality."
  • Leo: "At midnight I had always been metamorphosed into a solitary, estranged wanderer."
  • Virgo: "The pain I give is only like homeopathy, to heal the pain given me, but it is not a blow to be given. Insidious and subtle."
  • Libra: "We will both lie to each other, and for the same reason: to create an impossible ideal world."
  • Scorpio: "He ruled my body with a magnetic rule, master of my dancing."
  • Sagittarius: "For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration."
  • Capricorn: "At thirteen I wrote: "Is there anyone who will understand me? I do not understand myself."
  • Aquarius: "Talking on the dream, I am always fertile and voluble. It is my favorite realm, and I am so familiar with its technical aspects."
  • Pisces: "Poetic vision is not the outcome of blindness but of a force which can transcend the ugliest face of reality..."
Supernatural Preferences: When You're Pregnant

Sam: As soon as you found out, you began plotting how you were going to tell him. Of course he noticed the slightly different things you did, resulting in him pestering you to see what’s wrong. After you told him the news he began prepping for the baby immediately. Regardless of the fact you two had nine months to get everything ready. Guess excitement overtakes people’s senses.

Originally posted by cheerfulsammy


Dean: The minute-no the second you told Dean, he began to treat you as though you were going to explode. Taking junk food from you because “it could hurt the baby”. Not letting you lift anything. Barley even a book or glass of water. Once you started to show more and more he refused to hug you…or even sleep in the same bed with you once you further progressed because “what if I roll over onto you?”, even though he never had before. Luckily for you, once the baby was born he directed all that paranoid attention to the munchkin.

Originally posted by heytheredeann


Castiel: It’s no surprise that he found out before you did. He was in a state of complete shock and awe from the second he heard a second heartbeat lingering inside of you. At first you thought it was cool or adorable how he could check in on you. That was until he was doing it every other hour to make sure nothing was wrong. It only got worse when the little being inside of you grew to be bigger. Any movement you made, or small noise at the feeling of a kick in your ribs, Cas had to give you the full examination. Sooner or later he realized that everything was going to be fine and he could stop worrying so much. That didn’t happen until a week before your due date.

Originally posted by pinkman


Crowley: From the moment you told The Boy King about your little gift, he had a certain change in him. Whether he saw this as father redemption or was just filled with happiness, you couldn’t tell. The most overprotective he got during your pregnancy was not letting you leave Hell without him. Which was understandable, so you didn’t really put up a fight. Carrying the King of Hell’s child had its perks. Like food whenever you wanted it, and whatever you wanted. Anything you asked for, demons would scramble about trying to get it as quickly as possible. It was really something funny, watching them trip over their fear of not being fast enough. Of course your new little munchkins first outfit had “The prince/princess of Hell” labeled on it. That one you didn’t really have a say on.

Originally posted by lucifersagents


Lucifer: It all started when he sat straight up in bed and just looked at you with furrowed eyebrows. Just when you thought your life couldn’t change anymore, it did. On so many levels. Honestly it was really weird knowing that all of Heaven and Hell knew you were with child before you even had a clue. The fact that you had Angels hell bent on killing you, but mainly the baby, didn’t really help with the whole pregnancy stress level chart. As if it wasn’t stressful enough having a human growing inside of you. But Luce was by your side 24/7. Always keeping the Angels or anything that meant to harm you far away. Somewhere between all the baby assassins and pregnancy hormones, the two of you still had time to have a somewhat normal upcoming. Anytime a kick or a movement was going to happen he knew. And he’d be right there to witness it.

Originally posted by devoiddean


Gabriel: Never had you thought that Gabe and his trickster tendencies would be something you would appreciate. That was until it came handy to have to help hide you from those who meant to cause your unborn child harm. Most of your pregnancy wasn’t spent fighting some war against those who intended to harm you. It was spent fighting another war over what the babies name would be. First idea Gabriel had was “Little Ass Kicker” because for some god awful reason that made sense. Obviously you weren’t about to call any child of yours that, but he was persistent. “What about Lak?” He would ask while you were just about to drift off to sleep. “Lak? The hell kind of name is-…it stands for Little Ass Kicker doesn’t it?” There was no way around it. He’d go to pretty lengthy extents trying to get you to say yes just once so it’d be official. Like rubbing your back for an hour. Or getting you a shit ton of the food you were craving. Long story short…you gave birth to a Little Ass Kicker…

Originally posted by devoiddean

6

(Click for captions!)

It’s hard to draw a comparison where there shouldn’t be one.  The thing is, Henry is a human being, with human proportions – to put him next to his toon self is gonna look odd no matter which way you slice it… because as a cartoon, his proportions are all completely different.

Theoretically, his height shouldn’t change.  After all, he’s still the same guy.  What’s changing about him are his proportions and if you made him the same height with cartoony proportions, well… his cartoon self would look like a freak.  

If the ‘toons were to be given realistic, humanlike proportions, they’d be the same height to his human self comparatively.  But because they DON’T have realistic proportions when coming into the real world, well… certain things change on the way out, let’s say.  It’s not that Henry becomes taller – it’s that the toons actually become SMALLER, while retaining their original proportions.

And thanks to comparing Henry to the height of the ‘toons between the inked studio and reality, it’s possible to draw a height comparison between Henry and his ‘toon self.

Yes, the ‘toons are conspicuously oddly-proportioned in the real world.  People DO notice that their heads and hands are unusually large when compared to real humans, especially for their statures.  Even Alice, the only one who could theoretically get away with disgusing herself as a very small human, still has difficulty because of this.

(I threw in some bonuses because I felt like it.  Maybe soon I’ll add in the height for Joey, and some of the others who fell victim to the studio.)

  • Maria: Nat how do you want your coffee?
  • Natasha: as dark as my soul
  • Maria: *hands her a cup of warm milk*
  • Natasha: *struggles to push back tears*
brighter than fire (m)

Summary: There’s quite possibly nothing you hate more than Min Yoongi and his stupid, stupid face—and the stupid, stupid way he makes you feel.
Pairing: Yoongi | Reader
Genre: Fluff/Smut, Camp Counselor AU
Word Count: 11,371
Author’s Note: What better way to celebrate the summer than to mix Min Yoongi and camp counseling? Also, this is my first time getting to write really sarcastic Yoongi and I was really living. And to @minsvga – hEY thanks for encouraging sarcastic Yoongi in the first place, and lots of sinning; this is all your fault. 

.

As soon as you step off the bus at the top of the mountain, surrounded by trees and forest and the fresh smell of pine, miles and miles away from your family and the troubles of everyday life—there is without a doubt in your mind that you’re reached your home. The sun is bright, hitting your eyes as soon as you depart from the vehicle, which only serves as a benchmark for what the next few weeks would consist of. And for the most part, you cannot wait to bask in the freedom and the responsibility and the adventure of resuming your counselor position at Camp Bulletproof for the fourth year in a row.

There’s an endearing aspect of being a regular at Camp Bulletproof, one that comes with smiles and waves exchanged with counselors who share the same experience as you, ones you’ve known for many years and have a friendship that can transcend the fact that you all didn’t see each other a lot more than you actually saw each other but that doesn’t stop any of you from spending hours on end supplying backstories for stories or sharing tales from school. It’s a gesture that is done very willingly given that some of these people have plagued your childhood and some of your most fond memories. For the most part, you can’t wait until after hours so the counselors could all have some time to catch up.

For the most part.

Keep reading

Challenges For Writers II

The first edition of this post is one of my most popular posts yet, so I decided to make another one with a whole new set of challenges for songwriters, authors, poets, and journalists. Enjoy! x


Songwriters

  • Write a song about a memory that once was happy but now hurts to think about.
  • Write a song about being loved by someone you hate.
  • Pick up the nearest book and turn to page 27. Write a song based on the first line.
  • Write a song that inspires you to work
  • Write a song about a silent conflict
  • Write a song titled “it gets easier”
  • Write a song about yourself but through somebody else’s eyes
  • Write a song titled “For (insert name of someone who inspires you)”
  • Write a song giving yourself the advice you need right now
  • Write a song about the first person that comes to mind when you read the word “enemy”

Authors

  • Mimic the events of either WWI or WWII, but replace the world leaders, groups, countries, etc. with your own fictional details. Also, bonus points if there’s magic involved.
  • You are the AI of a self driving car. You have to make a morally difficult decision while driving.
  • Something terrible is about to happen, and there’s nothing we can do about it. We just have to wait for it.
  • Neither God nor Satan is quite sure how they ended being posed as opposites - they’re good friends, actually.
  • It is discovered that the deep ocean is really proving grounds for gods “Experimental Creatures” after the latest dive, you’ve found a pig with wings.
  • People are a lot more frugal with their souls nowadays. To help business, competing demons have been hiring human advertising executives in an all-out marketing war.
  • After searching through the black market you discover someone selling the admin login for the simulation you are unknowingly living in.
  • Humans gain personality traits directly from foods.
  • You always thought it was strange that your brother wasn’t in any family photos. Today you figured out why
  • On a journey to find yourself, you really do find yourself. An exact clone of you.

Poets

  • Write a poem about a bad habit you have.
  • Write a poem based on a lesson you’ve learned the hard way.
  • Write a poem about the promises you’ve made to yourself.
  • Write a poem about your biggest “flaw”.
  • Write a poem about your best friend(s).
  • Write a poem giving advice to your younger self.
  • Describe love to someone who doesn’t believe in such a thing.
  • Write a poem in which each line describes a color without using the actual name of it.
  • Write a poem from the point of view of a raindrop in the middle of a massive storm.
  • Write a poem about how the feeling you get when looking back on certain memories has changed over time.

Journalists

  • Write an article based on the events depicted in a song, only adding as much detail as the song provides
  • Write an article about “upcoming fashion trends” that you know are completely ridiculous, just to see how many people will take your word as gospel.
  • Write a persuasive article about why people should spend their next vacation in Antarctica.
  • Write an article about why parents should encourage their children to use curse-words.
  • Write an article about how graffiti differs in style in different parts of the world.
  • Write an article arguing that it’s okay for men to catcall women in the streets.
  • Write an article instructing people on how to survive the impending nuclear war.
  • Write a review for a piece of technology that hasn’t been invented yet.
  • Write a glowing review of a movie you’ve never seen before.
  • Write an article titled “Should Middle-School Students Be Drug Tested?”

If you use one or more of these prompts, please don’t hesitate to use #wordsnstuff so I can read your writing! I love reading your guys’ responses to my prompts:)

Reblog, Like, and Share with your friends!

Request A Prompt List/ Playlist/ Writing Advice/ Article/ Etc.. Here

A Complete List of Characters in Overwatch with Canon Disabilities and/or Disorders

Akande Ogundimu, “Doomfist”: Prosthetic right arm

Genji Shimada: His entire body is pretty much prosthetic. Recovering from depression, PTSD.

Jesse McCree: Left arm from the elbow down is prosthetic; alcoholism, implied depression and PTSD.

Gabriel Reyes, “Reaper”: Unknown extent or nature of disability. His cells decay and regenerate at an extremely accelerated rate, and he can turn into a mist-like form. It is likely that he has intense chronic pain.

Jack Morrison, “Soldier:76″: depression, PTSD, implied alcoholism.

Lena Oxton, “Tracer”: Permanently displaced through time. Experiences aggressive mental and physical temporal dissociation. Wears her chronal accelerator to keep her anchored in time.

Hanzo Shimada: depression, suicidal thoughts and actions

Jamison Fawkes, “Junkrat”: Right arm from the elbow down and right leg from the knee down are prosthetic. Pyromania, extreme memory and impulse control problems, implied ADHD, possible impairment of empathy and morality

Torbjorn Lindholm: Prosthetic left arm, impairment of right eye(?), dwarfism, chronic headaches

Amelie Lacroix, “Widowmaker”: Genetic experimentation resulting in slow heartbeat, violet-hued skin, and extreme apathy. 

Reinhardt Wilhelm: Blind in right eye, joint problems associated with age

Mako Rutledge, “Roadhog”: Lung problems of unknown nature likely caused by radiation poisoning and a harsh lifestyle

Ana Amari: Missing right eye

Satya Vaswani, “Symmetra”: Left arm is entirely prosthetic, autism