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I haven’t been around much in the last week or so, so maybe it’s already been talked about, but is anyone else not receiving emails about replies, even though their email notifications for replies is turned on?

#mermay $5 flash sale! [OPEN]

+SALE FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS ONLY+

+ I will draw whatever you want, as long as it’s a mer-creature! Mermaids, mermen, other fish-inspired humanoids, fanart of your favorite character as a mermaid, or OCs!

+ The price is $5 for 1 character, on a plain color or transparent background. The example shows the approx. size and amount of detail you can expect. See above for the rules!

+ I only take PayPal, and only up front. Since PayPal recently changed their TOS (again), I will send you an invoice. (PayPal fees will be included in your invoice: your total may be more than 5$ depending on your country/currency!)

+ Shoot me an IM through Tumblr, or email me at pixellanecontact@gmail.com for questions and orders! If you have any references, feel free to include them.

11 writing problems and solutions

Writing is a craft. It takes time for anyone to learn and improve. But there are some shortcuts you can try, maybe adapt to your own needs. Here are 11 writing problems and their solutions, or hacks.

Too many ideas syndrome

Problem: You have too many equally good story ideas and can’t pick just one to write.

Solution: Select your top 3 favorite stories and write the first scene of all three. If you can’t decide, write the first chapter. The right project will be easier to work with, you’ll have fun writing it, you will be daydreaming about the story, you will love the characters. So, give away three chances instead of one.

Originally posted by gypsyastronaut

Outline spoiling the fun

Problem: Whenever you outline a story idea, it completely spoils your will to write it. The mystery is gone.

Solution: Instead of outlining the whole story, just make a clear goal on how your characters should end. Will they succeed? Will they fail? Will they be happy? Will they find redemption? Will they be wronged? Decide how your story should end and explore the plot as you go. Remember, no one will read your first draft, so just write.

Lost midway

Problem: If you are a pantser, you might get lost in the middle of the story, especially after the first plot point.

Solution: Give your story an ending. If you know where your characters will end up, you’ll have a better understanding of which routes to take. Always keep in mind how the story will end. Use it as the beacon of a lighthouse to guide you through stormy waters.

Creative block

Problem: You don’t have story ideas. Or nothing you have so far excites you enough for a novel.

Solution: Read a book or watch a movie completely out of your genre. This works like magic, I promise. I’m not a sci-fi person, but Akira has given me more story ideas than any movie and book from my own genre.

Originally posted by sunio

Writing anxiety

Problem: You are scared of writing, scared of starting a new story, or just scared of not doing a good job.

Solution: Write a fanfic. No one expects a fanfic to be a masterpiece (although many are). Fanfics are done for fun and for passion. So, write your book in fanfic format. You can even use fandom characters and aus in the process. When the story is completed, change back to original characters.

Editing as you write

Problem: You keep going back to previous paragraphs and editing instead of moving forward with your writing.

Solution: Write your novel by hand. This might sound like a lot of work, but it’s quite the opposite. The white screen of the computer urges you to review, to make it perfect, academic like perfect. The paper however, brings you back to the craft, to the urge of filling lines and pages. Handwriting also gives you the opportunity of sketching and doodling. 

Originally posted by kyoka-sui-get-su

Procrastination

Problem: Tumblr. Youtube. Email. Netflix. Bathroom. Fridge. Bed.

Solution: Go offline. Turn off your wi-fi. Use a device without internet connection. Or, if you keep fooling yourself and turning the internet back on, write your novel by hand. Give yourself a daily hour of internet, but live offline. And if you take unnecessary trips to the fridge or the bathroom, try the pomodoro technique.

Lack of plots

Problem: Nothing relevant is happening, your story looks kind of boring. Or the main plot is too weak for a whole novel.

Solution: Take a few days off. Just relax. When you are ready to go back, read what you have written so far. Maybe you were just tired. But, if the story really sucks, go back to basics. Ask yourself two questions. What type of story am I writing? How will this story end? Follow the answer like a map. Change what needs to be changed, even if you have to delete the whole progress. If you lack plots, don’t add fillers, just go back to basics.  

Weak main character

Problem: Your character lacks personality, voice and/or visuals.

Solution: Give your main character three things. An external battle. An internal battle. And an unique feature. The external battle is their goal, what they want to achieve, what they dream about. An internal battle is their fears, traumas, doubts, mental issues, prejudices and triggers to overcome. An unique feature is what sets them apart from other characters, maybe they have piercings, or tattoos, or pink hair, or lilac eyes, maybe they wear neon boots, or a mask, or mittens, maybe they are left-handed, or blind, maybe they have a scar, or a birthmark. Every amazing main character has external battles, internal battles and unique features.  

Originally posted by takeruandcaterpillars

Depression

Problem: You have no will to write. The passion is gone. You feel empty.

Solution: If you don’t have access to medical help, reading is a good way to reevaluate your career and regain your passion for the words. Read lots of books. Don’t worry about writing, just read. Lose yourself in fictional adventures. Read sci-fi, romance, horror, fantasy, crime, family saga, classics, foreigner fictions, fanfics, shorts, poetry. Immerse in literature. Literature can save lives.  

Strange dialogues

Problem: Dialogues seem too formal, or too much like the narration, or characters lack individuality.

Solution: Read your dialogues out loud while acting as your characters. You can find a quiet empty room for that. Be an actor. Go for the emotions. Record your acting sections, after all, you might improvise at some point.    

Originally posted by gmt1999

how to stay productive

i rly srsly have a problem with this especially after school ))): like im always on tumblr or something so i never get anything done rip

so im gonna try to practice what i preach from now on!!! lets get into it!

preparing for productivity

  • when you get home from school or work, give yourself a 20-50 minute break. lets be honest we all have those days when we try to jump right into doing whatever the heck you need to do right when you get home but after like 20 minutes you’re distracted and a mess and not getting any work done. the easy way to prevent this is to give yourself time to do all of that before you start your work so you’re not distracted later (give urself an hour if its been an especially long day). eat a snack, wash ur face tbh, whip your hair, idk what you crazy kids do but do it. srsly. just get it out of the way.
  • get everything ya need in one place. this is kinda a no-brainer especially since it’s all over tumblr. but srsly why get up every 5 minutes to get a pencil or something? just have it all in the first place. ez.
  • turn off your phone or put it in airplane mode. personally i like to pretend like im so determined and focused but every time i see the little t at the top of my phone im just gone. don’t let it distract you. if you need the internet, use your laptop/computer for less distractions.
  • set the mood. idk what you do, whether thats playing the moana soundtrack hanging up fairy lights, putting on your diffuser or playing rap music; idk man! do it.

actually doing the thing

  • alright so now u got ur fairy lights, ur mildliners, ur face washed, and ur apple juice (??? apple juice is lit???). now throw yourself into it. literally just force yourself to do it. don’t know how??? welll!!! not sure how to help you! (no im kidding don’t leave yet pls)
  • use the touch it once rule. this is a favorite of the studyblr community. it means that everything on your to-do list, everything you know you need to accomplish– start it. just tell yourself “i’ll only do 3 math problems” or “i’ll only work on this resume for 5 minutes”. they say the hardest part is always starting. chances are, that unfinished worksheet is going to really bother you and you’ll end up finishing it. if not, then just come back to later and touch it again and again until you finish it. tedious, but it works.
  • use the “two minute rule”. i got this one from @emmastudies! this rule means that if anything on your list takes 2 minutes or less to do (checking your emails, checking your tumblr inbox or something), do it. just get it done.
  • keep it balanced. do like one easy task and then one hard task so you’re getting everything done but not overwhelming yourself either.
  • break down your tasks. don’t just look at a giant task like “write a 3-page paper”. break it down into smaller subtasks like “plan paper. draft paper. edit paper. type and print paper.” its much less scary to look at.
  • visualize procrastination as a monster. i do NOT take credit for this one; i saw it in a masterpost somewhere so this isnt mine!!! but basically i read that you should look at procrastination as a scary opponent ready to eat you alive (and honestly it is). tackle it. don’t let it attack. be so scared of it that you don’t let it get anywhere near you.
  • honestly just do it and keep at it. stop letting procrastination kick your ass so that you can be productive and stay productive. the work is it’s own reward (:

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Hello! I know several people have messaged me about wanting a commission, so I thought I should finally make an official commission post! If the pictures aren’t explanatory enough:

Commissions (with examples to the right):

  • Sketch: $15 + $5 for each extra character added (Example: Drawing of one person would cost $15. Drawing of two people would cost $20. Drawing of three people would cost $25. Catch my drift?)
  • Sketch + Color + Basic Shading: $20 + $10 for each extra character added
  • Final Illustration: $40 + $15 for each extra character added

Guidelines:

  • No complex backgrounds or mechs pls
  • Besides that, I am willing to draw anything (this includes NSFW, gore, furries, Stardew Valley characters since CA is fine with one-off commissions etc.) as long as it isn’t offensive, pedophilic, racist, or sexist. With that being said, I trust that you will use your best judgement when asking!
  • I can deny a commission if I want to (not to be a jerk, but if it makes me too uncomfortable or if it’s way too complex)

If anyone is interested, you have the option of being mailed a physical copy of your commission (with a hand-written thank you note, of course <3)! It is fairly inexpensive, so if you are interested we can discuss it over email.

Finally, I am a rather busy person with college and crying taking up a lot of my time, so I will take only take 5 commissions at a time. I will update everyone when all 5 slots are taken! Once those 5 commissions are completed, I will open the slots again. Thank you for understanding!

Please email me at: isamarjaquez@gmail.com or PM me here!

Thank you for your interest and support! I look forward to drawing whatever your heart desires! :)

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       STARTED SIX MONTHS AGO   &.   NOW WE HERE !

            Holy shit,   w h e r e   do I even start   ?   Qrow was a muse that had started off much as a test, a   spontaneous decision   I had made after re-watching and catching up with RWBY once more after a brief break. He is my second RWBY muse, the first being a Lie Ren   (   long since deactivated due to his muse dying out after a few months   )   which was why I honestly   did not expect Qrow to last   as long as he did. It’s because of this you can consider me   very thankful   along with being   very blessed   as I have met so many wonderful people and have made so many friends here   !   Thank you all for everything   —-   for being there for my ups and downs, for interacting with me, and for putting up with my slow ass self. <3  

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Know of a woman who played tabletop RPGs in the ‘70s or ‘80s?

I’m a doctoral student doing an historical research project on women who played tabletop roleplaying games (Dungeons and Dragons, for instance) in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Do you know of anyone I could interview? If so, send them my way! The interviews can take place in person or over Skype. If you’re eligible and interested (or know someone who might be), send me a private message on Tumblr. Make sure that the message has the best way to contact you outside of Tumblr (email or phone). 

Has anyone seen Marispots?

@marispots  is a member of @project-ml and one of my regular voice actors. (For those who watch my stuff, she plays Alya and Tikki). 

The last time I heard from her was April 9th. Since then I have been unable to reach her via discord, email, or tumblr despite multiple attempts and I am getting really worried.

Does anyone know her irl or how to get a hold of her other than her tumblr, gmail, or discord?  If so, please let me know, or please contact her yourself.

Welcome to the Harry and Louis Summer Exchange 2017!

Yep, its time for another summer fic exchange!

This is a classic fic exchange. When you sign up you’ll submit at least three prompts you’d like to see filled. You write a fic and you get a fic, and the whole fandom has some new fics to enjoy!

Schedule:

  • Sign ups open - Saturday, February 18th, 2017
  • Sign ups close - Sunday, March 12th, 2017
  • Prompts sent - Sunday March 19th, 2017
  • Fics due - Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Rules:

  • This is a Harry and Louis exchange, so they are the main pairing. Side pairings are allowed.
  • Please include at least three prompts so your partner has plenty to choose from.
  • The minimum word count is 4,000 words. There is no maximum word count.
  • Everyone must have a beta reader. Please use a Britpicker if you need one as well.
  • Be as specific as possible when signing up to ensure that you’re happy with your assignment and the fic you receive.
  • If you need to drop out, let us know as soon as possible so that we can find a pinch hitter. Likewise, if you need an extension, let us know.
  • This is an anonymous exchange, so please don’t reveal yourself before we reveal you. The surprise is part of the fun!
  • If we email you, you will have three days to respond. Please do not ignore our emails. You may wish to add our address to your email account so we don’t get sent to your spam folders. We are hlsummerexchange2017 at gmail dot com
  • Lastly, have fun, and let us know if you have any questions. 

If you want to beta, Britpick, or pinch hit, check out this sign up!

Any other questions? Check out the FAQ or reach out through Tumblr or email!

I’m raising my prices a smidge due to my energy being so low causing the time and work I have to put into each piece increasing, but I think I am finally ready to try take on some work if anyone will have me :)

My conditions are there need to be good clear refs of the characters, I wont be doing any heavy NSFW but mild NSFW is fine.
Prices will be in USD!

Price is for full colour, If you want black and white I can lower the price but will be discussed as a case by case thing. Extra characters may cost more, I’m sorry if I am slow to reply, please be patient with me ;u;
I wont be taking on too many to start with so I’ll post when I have filled my quota.

Pop me a message through tumblr or email at Choppington@hotmail.co.nz to discuss what you would like :)

my studyblr turned 2 today! thank you to all 42,760 of you for your constant love and support on here and on instagram 💙 never in my life would I have thought I would have gotten the chance to connect with so many people and I am and will be forever thankful :* CHEERS TO MORE YEARS AYYY!