cold coffee. (m)

pairing: jungkook | reader

genre: smut

word count: 4,564

description: “I wasn’t referring to verbal truth. I was referring to,” and then there was a brief pause that was followed by a light press to the center of your stomach. Your back laid flat against the wooden bench, before the predatory loom of his body appeared overhead, “Candor of the body. Which you, my love, are the absolute queen of.”


With an exchanged swipe, taste forthcoming as the two of you had intended. Too sweet, muttered against your lips – lips that curved into ones of amusement at his feigned disfavor for your particular arrangement of the poison. Too bitter, slipped past your teeth in retort, the air of the syllables brushing against his breath; a dance of icy exhales in a burning winter night. His mouth twitched at that, following your suit into similar enjoyment of the playful critique.

“Maybe not my coffee, but sweet in other aspects, no?” He spoke in a devilish dialect of insinuation and lust; one that, before encountering him, was unfamiliar to you. Adoration, it managed to claw at your chest with great vigor each and every time he glanced down at you through darkened tufts of raven hair. His words wrapping their way around you entirely until they sounded of music. The notes gliding across your bones as his voice conducted your motions.

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i don’t think the last submit sent so… here they are! topaz and iolite
they fuze to form charoite, but i haven’t drawn her yet. charoite is great at stealth, getting intel, and, most importantly, not stopping until she defeats any enemy in her way. basically the idea is that two gems who are just pretty good at fighting fuse to form a really powerful, though unstable, gem.

topaz’s weapon is a saber, and she is the more light-hearted of the two, and loves cracking jokes, even at iolite’s expense. she’s cunning underneath her playful facade, though, and loves a good fight as well. also her gem in on her back
i’m not sure about iolite’s weapon? maybe sai?? but she’s quick on her feet and also the more hot-headed of them. v haughty with a bit of an inferiority complex. sarcastic too. 
oh and charoite’s weapon is a double-edged naginata! she takes out a half from each of her gems and connects them

anyways that was really long but any comments you could give would be v appreciated thank you!!

——— Oh gosh omg these are really cute??? Honestly I don’t really have any criticisms I really love these designs and their personalities are adorable.

anonymous asked:

I haven't gone to school for weeks now. I lost all motivation to complete this school year, which ends next month, and I have no friends either. Everything seems useless. I don't know what to do anymore.

take a break. i think you really need to figure out who you are, what you want in life, and how to go about finding happiness for yourself. take a leave of absence and use that time to rest, reflect, and restart.

i remember when i would walk back to my dorm room in tears after critique days because i felt so worthless compared to the rest of my peers. i doubted myself a lot and thought i had been lying to myself (and been lied to by others) about my potential and talent. but during my leave of absence, i realized i was the one creating all of these assumptions and labels, not anyone else. i realized that i had simply been lost, confused, and unprepared to jump right into college life 3,000 miles away from home. and at the time, i thought that was unacceptable. everyone else was coping and handling everything just fine, so why couldn’t i? was i not strong enough? was i incapable? was i not college material? no. i was just different. and that was okay.

i think you need to know and reassure yourself that it’s okay to be sad and stressed and unmotivated. but don’t think being in a slump means you’re stuck forever. you have all the power in the world to start over again, but only if YOU choose to. no one can force you to go to classes, make friends, or be inspired. only YOU can do that. and only YOU can make that happen when YOU realize you are worth it.

J’ai vu La Belle et la Bête avec ma sister.

Originally posted by jvh1988

C’est très entraînant, le jeu est bon, (Emma Watson royale, un Ewan McGregor hyper maniéré, excellent, wooooooo). Je regrette d’avoir dû le voir en VF dnc je le re-regarderai en VO à l’occasion ! Par contre je trouve pas assez de changements par rapport au dessin animé pour justifier un remake.
CECI DIT si vous aimez cette histoire allez-y, hésitez pas !

Je n’ai que faire du regard des gens, car au final je serai seul dans ma tombe. Les seules critiques que je prends en compte sont celles qui me font avancer, car je suis et resterai fidèle à moi-même, en dépit de ceux qui voudraient que je leur ressemble.

anonymous asked:

Thank you so much for reblogging that ask about how to tell what constructive criticism is. I have this one friend, whenever I show them a piece that I worked super hard on, the first thing they *always* do is criticize it, and they won't acknowledge anything else but some small mistake. I always thought I just needed to learn to take constructive criticism and that I was too sensitive about receiving comments. BUT THIS HAS HEALED MY SOUL THANK YOU SO MUCH

You’re welcome!! I’ve seen lots of people giving critique to artist without asking the artist first whether they’re okay with that or not. I personally don’t really mind if people give me critiques but sometimes the way they word the critiques that irks me a lot ; w ;

In fact, Kant’s most famous dictum– the peroration of the Critique of Practical Reason that was used as his epitaph and copied and underscored heavily by Beethoven – is entirely in the realm of the sublime: “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and the more steadily we contemplate them: the starry heavens above me, and the moral law within me.” The precise variant of Kant’s sublime embodied by “the starry heavens” is, of course, the mathematical sublime. We cannot count the stars. After all, he says “Nature is therefore sublime in those of its phenomena, whose institution brings with it the Idea of their infinity.”
—  Elaine Sisman, Mozart: The ‘Jupiter’ Symphony, Issue 41

Diligence. Strength. Endurance. Protect. Breathe. Repeat.

That was her mantra. That was what was going to get her through this mission. That was what was going to get her through working with him. Jamal King. He was known as one of the top narcotic DEA’s. His style of getting shit done in blazes of glory kept him on a tight leash but no one could deny his method was effective. She on the other hand was more calculating. Being spontaneous left room for too many potential errors. She couldn’t afford errors. Not on this case, not on any of her cases. So naturally they clashed. Every briefing was met with snide comments, harsh critiques of each other’s skill, and enough eye rolls to cause a headache. The only thing they could seem to agree on was training. 

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That women are identified with the body in a deeply somatophobic tradition of thought has created an ambivalence toward embodiment in feminist theory. Is it a condition to be embraced and revalued, or critiqued and transcended? Either alternative reproduces the symbolic structures of male domination. By celebrating embodiment, feminists have naturalized sexual difference; by calling for its transcendence, they have reproduced somatophobia. This chapter argues for moving beyond the celebration/transcendence binary and with the nature/culture opposition that underlies it to place practices of embodiment and their analysis firmly in the domain of disciplinary power.
—  Shatema Threadcraft, “Embodiment,” in Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, ed. Disch and Hawkesworth, p. 207

@writersblockeveryday replied to your post: “@merigreenleaf replied to your post: 11 Questions Tag Ugh I hate that…”

I wrote a story with magic in one of my first workshops and one of the my classmate’s “critique” was literally “I don’t like magic stories so I don’t like this” and the professor agreed with them and i was just like wtf that isn’t a critique. That’s personal preference. Most of the professors I’ve had have tried to steer me away genre fiction saying my work would be stronger i wrote literary/real world, but I don’t want to lol. That’s not what I’m interested in usually.

That reminds me of the time my first creative writing teacher in college (not a professor, mind you) told us we couldn’t write genre fiction–you know the same sad song, it’s not “real” enough, and that was final.
Who are professors who hardly know to say you’d be stronger writing literary fiction when they barely give you a chance to write genre, if at all? What makes it stronger? Some people…

anonymous asked:

i feel like the part of your art i envy most is your use of colour and light, id give my left pinky toe for a tutorial on that

ah see the thing here is that if i start talking abt color+light theory in general and without direction either 

a) there’s a 75% chance it might sound like arcane magic and nobody is gonna get nothing out of it. or b) i’ll put your asses to sleep cause i’ll have talk for days

to avoid that happening i’ll only answer questions about specific problems, ya’ll can tag me for critique/tips and i’ll try to look at it <3

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a great TA–I don’t have a strong rapport with my students because my particular brand of charisma isn’t meant for large groups, I’m not creative about class discussion styles, and I sincerely doubt this course will end up having a substantial impact on anyone’s career in any way–but it’s 10 o clock the night before an exam and I just finished giving very thoughtful critique on outlines to one of the half-dozen students who emailed me last minute. I’m a damn good TA.

so last night i was rereading house proud by astolat, aka the best harry potter fic there ever ever was, & then i started having Thoughts about hp wizards being the descendants of the fae cuz it just makes!! so much sense!!!

i am perpetually disappointed by so much of jkr’s world-building but this in particular bothers me so much cause like

she placed so much emphasis on blood lines & ~purity but the only ever used it as a shite allegory for racism

u know who gives a thousand shits about blood lines? the fae. u know who goes to great lengths to exist separately from humans? the fae. u know whose society is split into groups based on personality? the fae!!

the evolution of wizarding society makes so much more sense!! if u interpret them as being fae adapting to the changing world!!!

Pasta Emoji Ratings

A classic, nice simple sauce, would eat this no problem. Probably tastes pure and the kids would love it. 7/10

Fun, simple, but dangerously close to Mac n Cheese with that level of orange saturation. They would probably steal your labeled food from the fridge, simply shameful. Not sure what the purple spots are either, not sure if i’d eat this one. 5/10

Shameful, it appears to be a few noodles left on a plate, what a waste. Would not eat someone’s leftovers. 0/10

Elegant, simple, modern. Reminiscent of a pizza, which is a fresh new way to approach the subject. The stray noodle is a little worrying, but for the most part they’re a hardworking, well put together pasta. Would hang this up in my modern art gallery. 8/10

Not sure how to feel about this one. While the sauce is one of the best renditions I’ve seen, beautiful detail, the rest of the dish is lacking. The leaves look dangerous, like those delinquents that try to roll with the pure kids, but we’re onto them. I love the symmetry of the three noodles rising from the sauce, would eat them for sure. Not so sure about the rest. 6/10

Fake. This obviously canned pasta is trying to play itself off as genuine, unforgivable. While the taste is probably fine, a pasta you’d let your daughter hang out with, it doesn’t excuse the fact that it’s a filthy liar. would not eat for fear of my health. 2/10 

A very small noodle, good with young children, tries their best at all times. It has the perfect portion of sauce for such a tiny thing, and it deserves all it can get. I would eat this, but gently, as not to intimidate it. 9/10

Magnificent! Tasty! A real winner of a dish! The attention to detail and shading simply astonishes me. This dish is to die for, and the kind you’d bring home to your mother. Simply lovely, would definitely eat. 10/10

This is just abhorrent, not tasty at all. The choice of thick white noodles surrounded by a yellow liquid, while an interesting take, is incredibly inaccurate and tasteless. Would not eat, especially with that trident thing. 1/10

flavourless, an absolute bore of a dish. White I appreciate the detail of the cell shaded noodles, they lack charisma and courage. Would be a true pure friend, someone you can rely on, but very easily manipulated and a momma’s boy. Need’s more saturation if it want’s to roll with the big boys. 4/10. 

I feel like this is a failed attempt at what HTC excelled at. The abstract look they’re going for just doesn’t execute well at all. And that black border feel’s very threatening and hostile, as if I’m not allowed to eat it. The kind of pasta who has problems with it’s masculinity. Probably wouldn’t eat. 3/10

Why the fuck is there chocolate syrup on my pasta. 0/10

yknow.. what honestly pisses me off about tumblr and self dx is if you think you have x mental illness enough you WILL develop that mental illness and if you don’t want to get better you never will and like tumblr has romanticised mental illness so much under the guise of  being accepting that no one wants to get better and its seen as cool to have a mental illness

Bravery is more powerful than perfection
Is this something you sense?
Your tangled thoughts being silenced
Is worth not taking a chance?

Bravery is more difficult than perfection
Is this something you find?
Painting the entire canvas
Is harder than colouring between the lines

Bravery is more honest than perfection
Is this something you rejoice?
While the world demands perfection
Being brave frees your voice

Bravery is more creative than perfection
Is this something you know?
The fear of failure stilling your pen
Keeps your inner world from being shown

Bravery is more beautiful than perfection 
Is this something you see?
Facing the world as your flawed self
Is the most beautiful you can be

—  Bravery > Perfection