Daily Prompto Doodle: 06222017
Stormblood Prompto is kinda my fav prompto right now! I had way to much fun drawing this! I’ll be going back on this later when I have more free time and making it a complete product!
I know people are really disappointed with the apparent Malec sex scene. And rightfully so. If they are willing to show Jace in that position and a huge portion of it with the girl and him talking about the runes and then just show Malec walking off an that’s it? So rightly pissed.
However, saying that I’m so happy that Malec once again communicated. I’m so happy that we got to see this vulnerable side of Magnus that is hidden away so often, where he was so happy to receive this gift from Alec. Later when their casually making out, it’s so easy and it’s so casual, it’s so realistic. Everything about Malec is realistic in this scene, it makes you relate to them so much. These two boys, just sitting and kissing on the sofa, nothing else but just being them. And the scene prior to the “sex” scene. I’ll take that communication over an actual sex scene any day.
I’ll take Magnus opening up about his fears of losing Alec, about getting too close and then Alec walking away. I’ll take Magnus opening about going too fast and making Alec realise that even though he’s centuries old he is just as vulnerable and just as scared. Alec realising this, Alec realising that it’s not only his feelings that should be taken into consideration but Magnus’ as well. And the way he reassured him, that smile on his face that just screamed “you are ridiculous if you think I’m ever letting go of you”, it just made everything better. You could see Magnus’ worries slowly fade away as he was led away.
So yea, I’m disappointed about the “sex” scene, not because we didn’t get to see it but because we saw a m/f one just at the start and then the lgbtqa ship was put on the back burner. But you know what, I’ll take Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood communicating like a real life relationship where so many people can relate to, over a sex scene anyday. anyday.
I remember my friend telling me about how surprised she was to find out that the clear candy wrappers weren’t edible when she first came to America so I imagine Hanzo would have a similar culture shock
It just had to happen while he was on a tour with his crush
I made this blend without checking correspondences first. I just threw together all my citrus oils because I love the smell of citrus. Later I checked the correspondences and went “Huh, those work decently together in a magical sense.” Play with the proportions as needed, this isn’t an exact science. Just add oils until you like how it smells. Maybe you like sweet orange more than lemon. idk. You do you, boo.
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops grapefruit esssential oil
1 drop sweet orange essential oil
Sunflower oil base
-Lemon is associated with washing away any negative gunk in both a mundane and a spiritual sense - Grapefruit is also used for cleansing and purification - Sweet orange brings love, luck, money, and blessings to the business or home. - Sunflower oil is associated with the sun, solar energy, happiness, and positivity (also has very little scent of its own, for maximum citrusness)
It’s mostly an oil I use for cleaning/cleansing, with just a smidge of extra niceness added to it. And sometimes I just put some in an oil warmer for no other reason than citrus scents make me happy.
The boy’s head snaps upward. His eyes, those are different colors, too, Izuku notices, widen like a deer in headlights. He scrambles to get up, holding his arm out in front of himself protectively, but then something clicks and Izuku sees the shoji door behind the boy inch open just slightly. Gray and blue eyes flicker and spark desperately in the dim lighting of that room before, wrenching his stare away from Izuku, the boy turns, favoring one arm, angling the other one into a fist ready to sail.
The door opens. Izuku sees a man, engulfed in fury and hellfire, and the image fades away until all he sees is his own petrified stare gawking back at him in the mirror.
I'm really interested in learning Japanese but I'm not really sure where to start with it.
It’s amazing how someone can teach themselves a whole new language by themselves. I self-studied Japanese and never used a textbook. There are so many resources for learning, online and free. You can learn just using the online or free resources listed here and beyond. But where do you start?
First, start with hiragana. There are many ways to learn it.
flashcards, or use quizlet to drill it into your head
Dr. Moku app ( has one for katakana too) I highly recommend this but $
Done with all that? Now, drop romaji. It’s dead to you. A little reluctant? Practice more.
Learn grammar next with vocab and kanji on the side. It’s hard to learn grammar without vocab and it’s hard to learn words without understanding some kanji. I know it’s tough but once you ride it out through grammar learning Japanese becomes much smoother and easier. It’s not as frustrating. It’s so fun.
Download Japanese dictionary and Japanese-English dictionary on iPhone in settings, go to dictionary on settings
After all that just keep practicing. Go to your best free resource, your public library and find books in your level, watch videos in Japanese, read manga, watch a film in Japanese etc.
Also, here’s a good masterpost that also lists othergood masterposts and more.
Here’s some miscellaneous advice I want to give beforehand I really hope you'll take:
Try using the Japanese dictionary the most, not the Japanese-English one but the completely in Japanese definitions of words one. Use Japanese-English when you can’t understand the Japanese definition to help yourself. I found English words given to define Japanese words seem to be similar words or/and words the Japanese word is usually translated in. It’s hard to really understand the word exactly. To really understand the word I find myself having to read the Japanese definitions. This is literally what I give the most credit for my progress in Japanese. ( some good ones are kotobank and goo辞書 as well as the iPhone one.)
Learn loan words. Sometimes they aren’t used like the language it originally came from uses it.
Understand what radicals are so you use them to look up kanji. Lots of Japanese dictionaries let you look up by radical.
Practice stroke order. I mean my handwriting is messy but a least it’s legible and not as messy as it could be.
Some words use a couple different kanjis. Learn the nuances of using those different kanjis in the word.
Read news in Japanese
learn the culture. It’s impossible to learn Japanese without understanding the culture.
learn kanji by learning how its used and vocab. Here’s a post I made about that. It’s the same one above.
Change your phone into Japanese.
follow Japanese people’s accounts on social media, whether that’s here on Tumblr, Twitter or Instagram.
And lastly, Don’t lose yourself to discouragement. Keep going. I can’t tell you how good it felt to watch Jdrama completely in Japanese or read a whole adult novel in Japanese. I could see anyone getting there too. It takes time but it’s very possible.
Followers, feel free to recommend any resource in the notes:)