“ my closest relationship is with my blackberry, thank god it vibrates! ”
“ when i was a kid, most of the advice that my dad gave me was crap. ”
“ there you have it, folks. young love. ”
“ valentine’s day was a massacre in chicago where lots of people were killed. ”
“ i don’t feel comfortable taking my shirt off in public. ”
“ love is the only shocking act left on the planet. ”
“ if you’re ever with a guy/girl that’s too good for you, marry him/her. ”
“ i shut down my playerness from new years to st. patty’s day. ”
“ i need happy, i need romantic, i need love, and i need it from you. ”
“ i would crawl over cut glass to take you to the winter formal. ”
“ dude, he’s from indiana. they only celebrate love your cousin day. ”
“ did you even consider marrying me? ”
“ when you ask a girl to marry you, do you want her to just consider it? ”
“ then there’s the whole thing with my parents’ horrible… ”
“ oh don’t tell me, that’ll take the fun out of guessing. ”
“ i can’t stand the idea of some jerk hurting her, i just can’t. i can’t. ”
“ what’s the greatest love song of all time? ”
“ i’ve never had an inkling before. i wasn’t sure what to do with it. ”
“ what do you do with the flowers? ”
“ you don’t step in to love, you fall in. ”
“ apparently everyone and their mother felt that way but nobody had the guts to tell me. ”
“ have you ever seen someone fall head over heels in love? it’s ugly, bro. ”
“ love doesn’t exist unless you acknowledge it in front of other people. ”
“ unfortunately, the truth makes everything else seem like a lie. ”
“ it’s not about defiance, it’s about what a man will do for love. ”
“ that is a really weird way to talk to your boss. ”
“ this is the busiest day of the year for phone sex. ”
“ you know, i’d like to say yes. but… i don’t know if i can afford it. ”
“ when you love someone, you love all of them… ”
(please excuse the banner i cant find my heckin ipad so i made this real quick on markup on my laptop ewrjewhjejwbf)
anyways here r the prizes for our winners and runner-ups, before i announce them! u can ask for any of the following:
and a non-optional virtual hug :’)
thank u everyone for nominating ur friends, fav blogs, n urselves (*cough* danni)(ily) !! it’s been a pleasure to look through all these lovely blogs and i hope the general tumblr populace has made good decisions on who deserves to win ! please note that some ppl won multiple categories but out of fairness i wanted as many ppl to win as possible, so even if by notes u won more than one, only in one category r u the winner ! this is just to ensure that more popular blogs dont get more attention than lesser known ones! also, uh dnp won some categories themselves, and in these categories i will note this beforehand, but idk i dont really think the rats need it so i made the second placer th first in those categories. without further ado, here r the winners!
Animating this little devil darling is actually really fun. Also, Bendy is me when I get to work on a traditional light-table (hella happy). I love animating on paper and pencils. X) Have a nice day folks.
Hi! Happy (late) new year! I hope lots of good things will come your way in 2018! I got a little question that I've been wondering for awhile; what font do you use when writing, and what size? I'm trying to find a font that could work for me, but I find it difficult to find one that fits for long hours of writing in front of the computer without straining the eyes. D: And it's well known you tend to write chapters over 10k words. So yeah, what is your secret? Any tips? XD
The font I write with changes over time, because I find I get bored of one and then move to another. I worked with 12pt Arial for a while, then Courier, then Arial, than Calibri (fuck you default Word font) and now I’m back to Times New Roman like some kind of generic…something.
For me, I actually just need a decent sized font. So along with the 12pt (which is standard), I actually just write with a document increased to 120% of its original size. That way I can keep a ‘normal’ font size (which helps because I edit on my phone, and my phone can scale fonts strangely unless they’re a nice comfy 12pt), but can also write at any size I want.
Really, you shouldn’t sit for long hours in front of the computer without breaks anyway. Like, that is bad for the eyes, and it will cause eyestrain, even in the most hardened writers (like me). It helps to google or learn tips for helping with eyestrain. A lot of the time it’s as simple as changing your perspective for five minutes (or even one minute). I tape landscapes above my computer screen, and then stare at the horizon line, which forces my eyes to flex and shift, and gifts the fatigued muscles a chance to rest.
Taking time to actually blink (one of the biggest causes of blurriness and eyestrain is blinking less, increasingly, in response to the screen) will help as well. Getting up, walking around for 5-10 minutes every 30 (or if you like to hyperfocus like me, every hour) will help. Staying hydrated helps. Changing from short focus to long focus (i.e. looking in the distance vs. looking up close) helps a lot. Sometimes splashing your face or using eye-drops helps (a lot of the blurriness is as attributable to dry eyes as it is to eye fatigue).
If you wait until your eyesight is blurry, you’ve waited too long. But that’s a skill, and it will take some time to learn how to look after your eyes.
Figuring out what works for you - it changes for everyone. Some people need a black font on a white background. Some need white on black. Some need brown font on cream. Some need high contrast. Some low. Some need bright light, some need muted light (I need a muted light screen, which fucks me up, because I also process a lot of art digitally after it’s been scanned so I’m always changing my light output on my screen). Some need a yellow light and some need a blue light. All those things, if you have the time (and in some cases the money) to play with that, can help you find a nice comfy spot for your eyes.
But if you try and write for hours without breaks or eye exercises you will get eyestrain. That’s just how the body works. The font and background won’t change that. You might be able to delay how long it takes for the eyestrain to set in (which is the goal for many artists and writers), but eyes are delicate, and it’s best to go in with a system of caretaking them which is more than just font and size and background changes. :) Your eyes will thank you for it!
in light of the jordan casting, i’d just like to put it out there that: i do not like jordan, and i am not here for any jordan apologists. this is not a jordan-positive blog. i’m excited for chai and he seems wonderful, but just like with will tudor and sebastian, the actor is not the character. that’s all folks, and have a lovely day!
Dear trans males-
I hope you had an amazing day!!! If not, let’s hope for better tomorrow!! I want to let you know that you shouldn’t think yourself as any less male than a cis male, and I think you look very handsome!! Stay safe and remember to love yourself guys!!
Dear trans females-
Holy you’re so gorgeous!! You girls are so powerful, no matter if you have long hair, short hair, makeup, boobs, etc, and I hope you know this!! I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to slay tomorrow!!
Dear NB people-
You guys are so awesome!! You guys are so diverse- whether you have boobs, chest hair, long hair, no hair, etc! You all look so amazing at that!! Some have a badass-look, some have a flat-out adorable look, and you all rock it!! I hope you folks have a lovely, caring day!!
Keep doing what you doing!! Remember that there’s always someone who cares about you, I definitely do! Whether I know you or not, you all are still amazing people and I hope everything works out for all of you!!