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  Decided it might be cool to make a bigger post with the sketch, finished, and flipped version of the picture I did. Again this is my first ever Thomas Sanders fanart and I really do hope he gets the chance to see it. @thatsthat24

The speed-paint for this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x45c6Dpccjg

Also, do check out the first post of this if you can. I wrote a really sweet message to Thomas as one of his newer fans. :D

“If I’d’ve known that would be the last hug you ever gave me, I would’ve held on longer.”

- D.N. // excerpt from a book i’ll never write #189

my brain is never at peace
i never seem to find quietness
i’m always wondering
will i ever be good enough
i’m waiting
waiting for silence to come
—  t.m.
To be a better writer...

Be aware that as a general guideline, the average chapter should be between 2,000 to 5,000 words. This doesn’t mean you can’t go below or beyond depending on your story needs, but keep your readers’ attention span in mind and remember that chapter length affects pacing.

“In a perfect world, you would love me the way I love you.”

- D.N. // excerpt from a book i’ll never write #188

Isn’t it funny, how we try so desperately for people that we want to claim as our own. We look our best for them, make the best jokes, invest all of our time into them, so maybe, just maybe, they’ll give us a chance.
We spend weeks, even months, even years, trying to get their attention and love. We worry constantly that someone else is giving them more and better. We hope that we’re the ones they’re thinking about at night.
Then two things could happen. They either break your heart, or fall in love with you. You could sob and scream and curse yourself for not being good enough for them. You could be bitter for so long wondering why you did so much for them. Or, they will notice all you’ve done. You’ll get what you wanted.
But time will pass and you’ll get comfortable. Start to forget why you tried so hard and you’ll start to try less because humans are naturally lazy, and why try when you already have what you want?
Isn’t it so sad, that we try so hard, just to one day take it all for granted.
—  v.m
I exist. Outside of being your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter, I exist. I exist as a human first, as a being that experiences joy and suffering, beauty and learning, life and tragedy. I exist because the universe chose to put me here for a purpose higher than my relation to men. I exist because the stars died to give me life and planet blood runs through my veins. So the problem is not my existence. The problem is how you perceive it as so small, you do not believe I can exist at all apart from my bonds with men.
—  Nikita Gill, From “The Moon Dragon and Other Feminist Fairytales”
unusual character stuff? part 2
  • doesn’t know the official names for dogbreeds but has their own names for them (etc. grumpy dog, big snowfluff, golden boy, spot™)
  • collects patches for their signature piece of clothing
  • refuses to run
  • mainly draws one collection of things (etc. mushrooms, gadgets, backs, dinosaurs, statues, sea creatures, clothing, trees, goats…)
  • horrible at spelling
  • gullible as heck
  • always has small wounds on their hands
  • flinches at loud sounds
  • knows way to much about how to get away with murder
  • always has to make a cool entrance
  • gets nauseous a lot but never pukes
  • stress sweats a lot
  • asks inappropriate questions without realizing they’re inappropriate
  • not good at showing sympathy or comforting people (still can be a good person!! just not their area okay)
  • writes notes and to-do’s on their hands and arms
  • collects blackmail and secrets about everyone
  • has a really loud laugh (bonus: and gets self-conscious about it)
  • has an obsession with words
  • has a very strange google history
  • cuts their own hair
  • uses a lot of 1920′s slang (bee’s knees, heebie-jeebies, cat’s pajamas…)
  • doesn’t understand how to use chopsticks
  • super innocent when it comes to sexual stuff and is very easily traumatized
  • makes jokes out of every situation
  • needs a few minutes every morning to calm down after their bad dreams
  • the ultimate loyal friend™
  • wants to be a detective
  • should not, under any circumstances, be trusted behind the wheel
  • irresponsible when it comes to their body and injuries (”eh, it’ll heal on it’s own” “at least put a bANDAID ON IT!”)
  • cheats at every possible game
  • has to take very long bus-rides to their work/school
  • Gets so occupied with examining their surroundings that they often walk into things
  • has a super good sense of smell
  • likes to put their feet up on things
  • wears glasses that make their eyes look smaller/larger
  • has a dad™ look
  • only owns 1 pair of shoes
  • has a habit of doodling on every surface they can find
  • always the first one to wake up
  • Talks a lot, even when nobody’s listening
  • Somehow gets away with the weirdest crap
  • makes up words and just expects others to understand what the hell they’re talking about
  • gets easily out of touch with reality
  • addicted to stationary
  • can draw a perfect circle (that’s a flippin’ superpower)
  • looks like a certain cartoon character and hates when people point it out
  • overuses the word ‘hate’
  • never ties their shoelaces

you came into my life and quieted my mind. the moment i met you the nightmares stopped. the monsters that used to haunt my dreams were quickly replaced by visions of your chocolate eyes. it was like my mind knew you would keep me safe before i did.

i fell in love too fast for this to be anything but fate// 4am

The skin that you are in is beautiful. You don’t have to be lighter. You don’t have to be darker. You don’t have to lose your scars. You don’t need to hide your stretch marks. You don’t need to wear make up unless you like it. There is no addendum or asterisk to that statement. The skin you are in is beautiful. Period. End of.
—  Nikita Gill, The Skin You Are In

Person:

How’s your writing going? Have you finished your book? What chapter are you up to? How many pages is it? How long do you think it will take to get it done? When do you think you’ll get it published? Are you even getting it published? Do you think I can get a signed copy? Do you get your own book for free or do you have to buy it? Do you think you’ll sell it in Barnes and Noble or will you have it as an ebook? Which kind of book do you think-

Me:

I don’t want him to become a memory.
—  I loved him dearly. He was real and I loved him dearly.//E.M.//8 words #98