first time posting my own stuff


Heya guyz. this time i brought some fan gem babble!

some of you may have seen her on my past posts, but anyway, this is “Ammonite”. she was one of my first fan gem i made and one of my beloved one and now i wanna share my own story and stuff w/ you guys! :>

So, unlike other gems, she is naturally emerged from Earth very long time ago, even before the Homeworld’s colonizing attempt. She was formed from a crystallized remains of an ancient sea dwelling creature and out of extremely low chance she gained self-consciousness and emerged.

She was found by a research team sent by Homeworld before colonization. At first she was very wild, agile and sensitive like a wild animal but after Yellow Diamond took her in and used her as a personal attack dog to hunt down rogue gems she act more like a very skilled hunter. But still very wild compare to other gems, also sometimes she even act like a predator.

Initially, Yellow Diamond’s plan was to replicate Ammonite for massive army of feral warriors but due to her origin, it was very hard to reproduce Ammonite to the point where it’s too much inefficient. So, to dispose odd one, Yellow Diamond sent Ammonite on a suicide mission after another. However, to Ammonite, Yellow Diamond was the master who gave her a reason for her existence after so many centuries living like an animal, so she did everything she can to pleases her by succeeding her tasks.

Eventually, Ammonite find herself on Earth on a mission to destroy a group of rogue gems and retrieve a Rose Quartz. Ammonite put up a good fight against Crystal Gems, but eventually she was defeated and this is when Ammonite found out she was abandoned by Yellow Diamond. Cast out after all her work and devotion just because she was old and odd, Ammonite was in deep distraught and once again found herself without purpose of existence. That is until Steven try he’s best to comfort her and convince her that she can find her place on Earth somehow. So, she try her best to find her place after leaving Earth so many ages ago.

Her weapon is Atlatl(Spear Thrower). Spear and Atlatl itself can be used separately as a Short Spear and a Club. Her spear can also Detonate on impact and she knows lot of tricks about traps.

As you can see, she is kind of intense person to begin with but as she slowly opens herself to others you can see her being a considerate, caring person. She is just kinda edgy around unfamiliar people. Also, when it comes to a conflict, she’s kinda lean to physical force rather than conversation and peaceful method because she just can’t understand the need of unnecessary effort  when there’s an easy way to produce same result. this is one of the issue that Steven works on with her, and as the time goes she gets around… slowly.

Currently she’s living on Mask Island among trees and ocean. She love being around nature because she find it more comfy and being home. Occasionally, Steven and Connie visits her, and Connie loves to learn about wild surviving skills from Ammonite. At first Ammonite was little bit uncomfortable about Connie but she quickly found her quite likeable.

Also she is quite familiar with eating food from the first place, because that was what she did back on Old Earth. But she is unfamiliar with sweet, salty kinda modern foods so every time Steven introduce her to new foods, it’s quite an adventure to her. 

Lastly, well… she does Haka dances and being close friend with one of Watermelon Stevens.. she eats bugs..?

Territory (Dogboy Hybrid AU) | Taehyung x You

Rated: M 

Warning: Graphic hybrid smut. Please don’t read this if you’re not into it because I don’t want to scar you

Summary: Dogboy Tae gets extremely possessive when “that time of the month” rolls around and find’s it hard to control his natural instincts and his dominating nature during the monthly occurrence.

Note: Ah, okay, so this is my first time ever writing about Hybrids and stuff like that, so please bear with me. The idea came to mind while I was surfing the interwebz, so I just thought I’d write it up. What a thing to be my first post lol, but oh well.. Idgaf. I’m pretty much uneducated on “Dogboys” but I’m giving it my best shot.. HUZZAH!!~ 

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You were driving him insane. The intoxicating scent of you calling out to him, begging for him to mount you and claim you as his own before any other male could get to you. It was hard to fight his natural instincts, but he knew better than to force you into anything and you had told him you didn’t feel well, stating you had ‘cramps’ or something along those lines. But your body was crying out for him to dominate you, your body needed him, he could sense it, and it was taking every ounce of his willpower to refrain from mounting you whenever he was in your presence. And that was quite a lot.

It was already hard enough not to mount you, so he really couldn’t help his need to follow you around everywhere, his possessive nature having to make sure no other male could get near you, his precious bitch. Just the thought of it made the hair on the back of his neck raise, his hands clench into fists and a snarl appear on his lips, slightly revealing his canines hid beneath. 

He was in no mood to be tested today in particular. He could sense you were at your peak of ovulation, which was when it was most hard for him to suppress his feral desires. It was so strange to him how humans were so unaware to what their bodies needed. Couldn’t you sense even a little bit how badly your body was yearning for him? He could only shake his head, perplexed by your utter oblivion. 

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Chibi Soulmates au!

Chibi!Victor appears the first time in Yuuri’s life!

And Yuuri’s family saw it before their very eyes!!!
Chibi!Hiroko is half-pig like Yuuri, while Chibi!Toshio is half bear. For Mari… tbh, I feel like she’s a strong independent woman type. She COULD have a chibi in the future, but who knows!

**Also! I’ll try posting it here in my main art blog since, I feel like I SHOULD be putting my art stuff here, rather than my side blog. I’m still working it out, but all artworks will be posted here, and then reblogged on vikyuuonice.

EDIT: Here’s a continuation!

Hey, just a friendly reminder:

If your first and only time interacting with me is asking for a boost / promo to your posts, I am not going to be very inclined to do that for you.

I am perfectly fine promo-ing posts if we’re, I dunno, friends, and we’ve actually established communication and connection beforehand. But if the first and only time you have ever talked to me is to use me and my blog for its follower base as a platform to spread your own stuff around, I’m not going to be very inclined to do so. Imagine how that makes me feel, as a human being, that you’re only interacting with me to try to get more views on your stuff.

My blog is a place for me to post what I want, how I want to post it. It is not a digital billboard. There is a person behind the blog; please consider their feelings before attempting to use their blog as advertising.

Thank you! :)


Here’s my breakdown of what happened at C2E2!

I spent Friday attending professional panels for the comics industry, which probably deserves a post of its own, but I don’t think anyone is interested in me talking shop. But Saturday was devoted to Agents of SHIELD stuff with Iain and Liz. I had an amazing time and so many awesome things happened. Truly it was the best con experience I’ve ever had and, as @bigfunnywords (HEY Tumblr finally let me tag you!) said, I lived my best life. I’ll try to do the tl;dr version but this will probably get long.

Putting the rest behind a cut for your scrolling convenience.

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What is Kataang Week?

  • Kataang Week is when we, as a corner of the fandom, celebrate the ship Kataang! The prompts for Kataang Week 2017 were selected through seven rounds of voting over the last several weeks and all prompts were submitted by Tumblr users.

Cool, when is it?

  • Summer Kataang Week 2017 starts on Monday, July 24th - a little over seven weeks from today - and ends on Monday, July 31st..

How do I participate?

  • The most common ways to participate are by creating art or writing a fic and posting it online. Some people try and create something for every day while others only fill one or two prompts.  

But I can’t draw or write!

  • That’s totally fine - there are more ways to participate! You can sing a song, create a graphic, write a poem - just about anything really. You can also show your support by reblogging and liking other people’s contributions.

What are the prompts?

The following will be the running order for Kataang Week 2017:

  1. Smile - Monday July 24th
  2. Best Friends - Tuesday July 25th
  3. Dance - Wednesday July 26th
  4. All-Nighter - Thursday July 27th
  5. Clouds - Friday July 28th
  6. Sleep - Saturday July 29th
  7. Unconditional - Sunday July 30th
  8. Free Day/Crossover/AU Day - Monday July 31st

How should I tag my work?

  • The easiest way for us to find your work so we can reblog it to this blog is by using the tag “kataang week”. Using “kataang” and “kataangtag” also help. You must tag one of the three in your first five tags otherwise it doesn’t appear in the search.
  • Once we’ve reblogged it to this blog we add our own tags (a prompt tag and a user tag) for easy organization.  This means we can find all the work for one prompt or all the work from one user in one easy click (this also means that if you have changed your username since participating last year you need to let us know so we can update your tag!).

Can I post my stuff other places online too?

  • Of course you can!

Seven weeks is a long time away… why are you promoting all this so early?

  • To give people time to create quality content. In the past (and in other fandoms) we have seen ship weeks pop up out of no where with little to no notice and we just don’t think this works. We don’t know about you guys, but we need time to prepare! We also like to post WIP for Kataang Week and encourage everyone else to do so as well - we reblog it here for motivation!

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don’t hesitate to send an ask. Good luck, Kataangers, and happy content creating! :)

- The Mods

anonymous asked:

:0 can you do a tutorial for this edit? Mostly the word search part! Also thanks so much for making such awesome stuff Ily and ur edits /post/129348976012/ikon

How to make this gfx

Ok first you need to know that english is not my first language and i’m really really really bad at explaining things also this is my first time making a tutorial but i’ll try my best so pls bear with me. This is the final result.

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This is a personal message directed to you...

And when I say you, I mean every single person who ever liked, commented, reblogged my stories, I mean every single person who follow me, every single person who ever took the time to message me to ask if I was alright or just to talk to me about my writings. This is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while, and finally got the courage to. So. Here we go : 

I opened this blog 4 months ago, and I just wanted to say…

Ever since I was a child I always loved to read, to lose myself in a great story BECAUSE I’ve been ignored and belittled most of my life by almost everyone I ever loved/consider a friend, even by random people and teachers, and reading was the greatest escape of all. I genuinely felt like I was transported in another world, that I was with my favorite characters etc etc…

So, kinda naturally, I got into writing. I wanted to make people feel like my favorite authors made me feel. Like they could find escape in the stuffs I wrote. Though I never shared anything I wrote with anyone (until now). For the longest time, I was just afraid to show it to people, in fear that it would just be another source of mockery. Until one day, when I was 15, my French teacher asked to talk to me about a story I wrote for a creative writing exam. She’s the first person ever who said I was talented. That I should try and pursue a career in writing because my short story I gave her was great. 

I was stunned. No one ever gave me compliments before. And so I started to ponder wether or not I should share my stuffs more…I showed my work to my dearest friends, but of course, I never believed any of their compliments because they’re my friends, of course they’re not gonna say I’m shit. It took me a long time, almost ten years (I’m 24) to finally decide to post something somewhere publicly

And so I opened this blog. And posted my first story. Shared fan fictions, still too afraid to share my own original work. And…Oh the way my stuffs was received was…Overwhelming. Still is. 

I guess the point of this embarrassingly personal post is to say : 

Thank you. 

Thank you for your support, for your likes, comments, reblogs, messages and all.

Thank you for, without really even knowing it, helping me slowly overcome my insecurities, my self-doubts, my thoughts about being a terrible writer etc etc.

Writing is my passion. It truly is. And thanks to all of you, I know feel like my dream of making people feel things, of helping them escape their reality just like my favorite authors helped me..Well, it seems, thanks to all of you, that this dream might be achievable one day. Now, I’m still too afraid to share my own stories (short stories or novels), my original stuffs, so I’ll stick to silly and bad fan fictions but…Yeah. Just. From the bottom of my heart : thank you. 

anonymous asked:

hello! i was wondering if you have any links to the fish meta about castiel? or if you wrote any yourself? i can't seem to find it

Hey! well I don’t remember reading anything specific recently, as I thought about it during my review for this episode after seeing this post cross my dash and having a good giggle. But when Cas was first called a fish by Rowena in 10x22 (Dabb episode) I think there was stuff floating around. I wasn’t actually active until season 11 started so I don’t have any archives of meta from around that time, however from my own memory about Cas and fish we have these lines from 6x20:

“I remember being at a shoreline, watching a little grey fish heave itself up on the beach and an older brother saying, “don’t step on that fish, Castiel. Big plans for that fish.” 

“Those first weeks back in heaven were surprisingly difficult. Explaining freedom to angels is a bit like teaching poetry to fish.” 

and this line for 10x22

“You’re just fascinating. An angel that rejected Heaven. That’s like a fish that wants to fly, or a dog that thinks he’s people.”

“ I’d be happy to kill her, she just called me a fish.”

(obviously these callbacks to 6x20 just go hand in hand with season 12 as Dabb is clearly as big a fan of 6x20 as we are. 

I THINK these are the only two instances pre Season 12  but please someone correct me if I’m wrong.

Interestingly there is conflicting symbolism here. In 6x20 BOTH humanity and angels are referred to as fish. Humanity at first as the whole “big plans for that fish” implies that it would evolve into humans, but Cas refers to angels as fish as well in terms of how they cannot understand freewill. 

In 10x22 Cas is really insulted at Rowena calling him a fish, (compared to humans? or Angels?) but Rowena had a point. Cas has been described (I think by Edlund) as the “fish out of water” by being the angel who rejects heaven and tries to be human. He doesn’t quite fit in, but he still tries. From 6x20s symbolically connecting fish to both Humans and Angels it makes sense that Cas is the “fish” in this respect. He is both Angel and Human in a way, or at least, he is the Angel of Humanity at this point.

I think 12x12 explored that imagery with Cas being the fisherman’s “catch” and I don’t think it was a random connection. 12x12 is FULL of references to 6x20 and therefore it just fits. Cas is the fish. Still desperately struggling to crawl onto the shoreline, to find his place in this new scary dry world full of new dangers. Just like humanity did long ago on that shoreline, Cas is finding his place. Thankfully by the end of 12x12 he had his place confirmed. There is no doubt anymore in his mind that he is a Winchester, and that he has a safe place to call home.

It just so happens that one episode prior to Cas being “the fish” Dean said this:

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Its just such a damn coincidence don’t ya think? :P

EDIT: So if anyone knows me really well, I change my OC’s a lot and Ume is no different. I really wanted her to be a guide for students and I really liked the idea of energy absorption more than seeing the future so I decided to change it up a bit!

Now she’s a young retired hero who teaches 3rd years!

Soo @parfaitperi really inspired me with her OC Minami from My Hero Academia to start drawing stuff! I decided to make my own OC named Ume Saito that can see possible futures but get’s severe headaches afterwards and is always asked by every student at UA if they’re going to be a hero or not.

Please be gentle this is the first time I’ve ever posted anything having to do with my art

Hello! I’m Mod Ruby!
I’m Mod Yang’s younger sibling. I’ve been watching rwby for a while, but I’m kinda new to the fandom. I draw and write a lot, this is the first time I’ve drawn anime in a really long time, though.
I used to be really, REALLY into anime, but nowadays I lean more towards history, musicals, and creating my own stuff (I’m still into anime, just not as much).
(My main is @cloudtamiko)
Just wanted to introduce myself!

Hey Y'ALL. I’m moving out at the end of the month, so for the next couple weeks I will be MIA. I haven’t been active this weekend bc I’ve been writing and I’ve set some things in my queue to post!

:D I’m so excited for the next step in my life and I’m gonna finally be able to get another dog so Wilbur has a friend!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I’ll be moving in with my brother into a house and man it’s so exciting bc I get to be my own person bc unfortunately my mom dictates a lot of my life where I am. Wish me luck y'all. I’ll still post here and there and reblog stuff but my queue will do most of the work for me. 😎 I’ll be back regularly the first week of July, just in time to shower you all with Spider-Man fics!

increasinglyembarrassed  asked:

By the way, how's that grain mill working so far? I was so excited when I saw that first post when you got it and I just about cried, I'm so glad you can grind your own stuff now, it was such a relief to see

I haven’t actually had a chance to use it yet with people coming and going from my house, but this week I have set aside time to get familiar with it and mix my own flour blends. I even ordered some special groats to play with and test out the quality of flour I get from different suppliers. I am Excited and planning so many recipes :D

I actually came up with a recipe this weekend when I needed to make something sweet for friends, but I didn’t want to mess around with thing I couldn’t eat in order to make it. The end result was an egg free dairy free oatmeal cookie with candied lemon peel in it and the whole plate vanished in under 10 minutes. So I am looking forward to being able to experiment more with that too.

#SanversWeek has begun!!!!

My own first fic can be described as something like this:

Originally posted by wildemeraldeyes

But more importantly, I can’t wait to read all of yours (not to mention see your gifs, art, etc!!!)!!!!!

Don’t forget to tag your work with #sanversweek and #day1 or whatever day is appropriate!!! 

Happy creating and sharing, all!!! <3 <3 <3 

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Okay, we’re in business! If you’re a C’est La Vie fan, you can hop over here to for a look around. I was originally going to password-protect it but it turns out you wouldn’t be able to reblog stuff if I did that, so no password, but if you want to contribute, you’ll need to drop an ask in my inbox (allthingscestlavie preferably but cywscross is okay too) for an invite. MAKE SURE YOU’RE OFF ANON (or just send me a PM), or I won’t be able to send it to you.

Please don’t ask me to reblog stuff for you. I won’t always have the time (some of you know I already run a fandom bingo blog and the Steter ao3 blog, plus my own Steter archive blog), and I’d prefer it if you were a member of the blog if you want to contribute now that I’ve opened my fic for people to play around with.

To newcomers, please take the time to read the Intro and FAQ first (over on the right) - it would really help the management of this blog when you start posting stuff.

You can ask for an invite anytime - if I don’t reply right away, it’s probably not because I hate you and don’t want you on board, I’m just not on tumblr at the time for whatever reason.


In other news, blog is still in the works. Over on the right side, I’ve included an About page, a Tags page, an FAQ, and a Blogroll but it’ll take me a while to include all the tags I want, and some of it will have to be updated as we go anyway. It’s a work-in-progress.

anonymous asked:

Do you believe phan is real? (Sorry if youve answered this before ! I love hearing your opinions and am curious as to which side of the penny your thoughts are based on 😊 thanks for being awesome ☺️☺️)

surprisingly, i’ve never received this question directly so i don’t think i’ve ever explicitly given an answer to it. while i have some pedantic quibbles w the phrasing “phan is real,” as i think the implications are a bit problematic, i do believe that dan and phil are romantically involved and i don’t hesitate in stating that or assuming it in the opinions i express on this blog. it’s probably been obvious in a lot of my answers/posts (examples that come to mind: the ‘will they move apart’ speculation, the fanservice discussion, the explanation of why i generally refer to dnp as partners, my reaction to the boncas, etc.), but i guess i’ve never taken the time to explain why i feel this way. 

in my opinion, there’s an abundance of explicit confirmation that dnp were romantically involved back in the beginning that, to me, becomes even more compelling because of their efforts to hide and delete those confirmations years later. these examples, along with a confluence of other very obvious truths (they’ve never had other partners in seven years, they’ve chosen to live together for so many years despite not really needing to for financial reasons or anything else, their lives are built around and with each other, etc.) make me feel very comfortable in my analysis that they’re together. i feel that there are two main reasons that people still deny the possibility of their romantic involvement and i’ll try to briefly address each: 

-heteronormativity. it’s just a fact that if dnp were not both male and all of the facts of their circumstances were exactly the same, no one would even question their involvement. (please excuse my rly simplistic enforcement of the gender binary in the ensuing explanation, i obvi don’t feel that gender is limited to male and female but it’s just easier to use that for the point i’m making). if a male and female lived together for 5+ years, and constantly spent the night at one person’s place/traveled across the country to visit each other even before living together, people would take it as incontrovertible proof of romantic feelings. if a male and female were to act the way dnp do around each other–namely, constantly flirting, teasing, touching, staring–and instill the amount of love and respect into their every interaction the way dnp do, no one would question their romantic feelings whether or not they’ve explicitly confirmed it themselves. if a man and a woman went on their dream vacations together, seemed to exclusively hang out with other confirmed couples, shared ownership of most of their belongings, chose to spend most of their waking moments together, and consistently valued each other over everyone else in the world for years and years and years, all of which dnp do (#confirmed), no one would have any doubts left. this is without even getting to a lot of the infamous tweets and dailybooths and formsprings and skype screenshots. for some reason, it seems like a lot of people think that accusing two MEN of being romantically involved, in a way that they would unflinchingly do to a man and a woman, is in some way rude or offensive or insulting–derogatory even. i think that a lot of people feel that it’s unfairly assuming too much, as if queer people don’t have to spend most of their life dealing with people assuming they are straight. it’s just… very hypocritical to me…. in the highly unlikely chance that dnp really are platonic het bros, i think they’ll be fine in the long run if a lot of people ~assume~ they’re together. and they don’t really do a lot to actively dissuade that assumption. if they’re non-het but not involved, i still think that they’ll be fine. my point, ultimately, is that the assumption of romantic feelings between dnp first of all isn’t even much of an assumption (it’s underlying literally every single thing they do and there’s a lot of evidence that, unless they’re literal psychopaths who took the time to fabricate a shit ton of stuff that implies they’re together, speaks for itself), but secondly isn’t an insulting assumption to make. 

-their own denials of their involvement. there have been a few times where they (mostly dan) have themselves denied their romantic involvement. dan has angrily posted to tumblr that the idea of dating phil is disgusting and laughable to anyone who knows them. he’s outright said things like, “those of you who only watch me because you like to fantasize about me being involved with my friend…” there was a time where they’d explicitly state they were single. but the issue for me with these denials, and using these denials as evidence of their relationship status, is that they’re being taken wildly out of context. most (if not all) of these assertions against the notion of phan being real were made in the aftermath of a huge privacy invasion that ushered in a fuck ton of scrutiny on dnp’s relationship status at the same time that their viewership was growing at unprecedented rates. they’d not been together very long at that point (only a couple of years), dan was going through a tumultuous period of dropping out of college and choosing to devote his life to this still fledgling career as an entertainer. neither of them were in any way sure of the longevity or potential success of those careers, and to actively choose in that moment of immense uncertainty to pin their professional viability on the durability of their romantic relationship would’ve been an insane risk to take. what if they only gained in viewership because of their relationship from that point forward?? what if their audience would only be invested in them as “entertainers” to see their relationship unfold? what if the relationship didn’t last or ended badly? they’d not only lose each other, but they’d also lose their jobs. that’s not to mention the obvious basic concerns of privacy, and keeping their personal lives for themselves to share and cherish. at the end of the day, dnp were and still are a closeted couple. they choose to be for many reasons. and in a moment where a huge piece of potential “evidence” of their relationship status was exposed to the world, they did all they had to do to stay closeted and to keep their relationship status private. unsurprisingly, this includes lying. 

idk, there’s a lot more that can be said about this topic and i don’t want to keep rambling on. definitely message me if you have more specific questions as i’m always down to elaborate on any of these points. i of course understand people who feel uncomfortable stating w certainty that dnp are together when they take such efforts to leave their status ambiguous even now. and obviously a confirmation of romantic involvement is not necessary to enjoy the chemistry and love and joy that they so obviously share with one another. ultimately their connection will always speak for itself and is at the heart of everything they make. all of the discourse around their own personal label for that connection is, in many ways, superfluous. 


  The Garden of Words FC & Bookshop is Recruiting!

Looking for Friends, Staff, & More!

Hello everyone! Pardon me while I blow up your dash a little but I really wanted to take the time to do something like this for a while now :)

I’m Illyirana Usagi. With my hubby Yuri Usagi we run a small RP FC Called The Garden of Words located on Balmung. ICly we are a small Library & Bookshop that hosts a Bi-weekly Open RP Bookshop Night! With that being said we have been actively looking for fun loving members, staff,RPer’s or people who just want to chill since we launched our FC a while back.

Our FC is an OOC FC with focuses on socialization and having fun as a group of friends over anything else. While we do have a mix of RPer’s with us we also have a mix of people who are new or not fully interested in RP but want to join in on the fun (which is 100% ok with us!)

Since the content lull has hit our FC as well as a few others have been hit with a spike in inactivity and we’d really love to find more active players to socialize with, RP with, run content with and all those other FCly things! So if you’d like some more info about us click that little fancy “Keep Reading” at the bottom :) I’ve taken up enough dash space as is xD!

(Reblogs are 500% appreciated. If you like what you see here please feel free to share this post. I have a very small tumblr and its hard to reach out on my own. Thank you so much in advance!)

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How about some tips on how to stay confident about your writing? Lately I’ve been comparing my works to others and cant help but feel discouraged about my own..

First and foremost, stop comparing yourself to others. Easier said than done, right? But remember this - when you read the work of professionals, that stuff has been rewritten several times. And edited. By professionals. 

And even if you’re comparing yourself to your favorite fanfic writers, or other users on Tumblr, etc., bear in mind that those people aren’t showing off every single sentence that they write. (Think about how many horrible selfies you throw away before you post a good selfie. Yeah. It’s like that.)

Which brings me to another point. Good writers are talented at recognizing what good writing is. So when they do write something good, they know to keep it. And then they learn how to replicate that good thing, so they can do it again, and again.

So how do you feel more confident? Well, if you have to compare yourself to others… Realize that your favorite writer was once just like you. They had to learn the same things about writing that you’re learning right now. You’re not alone. Just keep focusing on learning what good writing is.