have faith in your abilities

my advice for the lunar signs
  • lunar aries: don't take it so personally, just enjoy yourself, think of the long-term
  • lunar taurus: try to be open to the ideas of others, or you'll get stuck somewhere you don't want to be
  • lunar gemini: be respectful of others, realize that not everyone shares your passions and energy
  • lunar cancer: stop dwelling on the past and start focusing on sharing your lovely self with others
  • lunar leo: your pride is getting in the way of opportunity. ease up. take a risk. be embarrassed!
  • lunar virgo: get your hands on something, you shine most when you get to help others!
  • lunar libra: stop looking for perfection. you are good enough on your own. compromise, baby!
  • lunar scorpio: use your power and presence to elevate others as well as yourself, and you'll be happier
  • lunar sagittarius: have faith in your own ability to endure, don't just run away! it'll all be worth it
  • lunar capricorn: you don't need to be so afraid of others. your emotions don't make you weak or messy.
  • lunar aquarius: you have all these wonderful thoughts about what you could be, but you're already great
  • lunar pisces: don't let others take advantage of your kindness. look for sincerity and love like your own.

Anonymous asked:

Hi! I don’t know how to capture distinct feelings with my writing, like how someone feels with a song or movie. It’s like a feeling you get completely unique to the work, and I feel that way over everything else I’ve read, but I have no idea how to get the vibe or emotion that I want into my work. Can you help with this?


I’m not entirely sure, but I think what you’re talking about is all of those wonderful “feels” a story can give you that makes you fall in love with it. The specific thing that makes a person feel that way about a story can vary from person to person, but these are the things a story has to have for me to feel that way about it:

1) Compelling Characters

Compelling characters are believable characters, but not just believable as in realistic or authentic–they are characters your reader can believe in, as in, having faith in their abilities, goals, and who they are. These are well fleshed out, well developed characters, with a good balance of positive and negative traits, as well as internal goals and conflicts, all of which make reaching their external goals more complicated. These are characters with interesting but believable back stories, filled with experiences that have helped shape who they are today. These are characters with complex but meaningful relationships with other characters. These are characters the reader will want to know and want to know more about. Getting your reader invested in your character is crucial to getting them to fall in love with the story. Examples: Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Kaz Brekker.

2) Captivating Setting

The stories that resonate most with readers are the ones with settings that are so interesting, authentic, and alluring that they could almost qualify as a character in the story. These are settings that are unique in some way, even if they are run-of-the-mill places, because the writer finds the magic in them. These are settings that are so well fleshed out, the reader can imagine themselves walking around in that world. These are settings filled with memorable people and places, but are also full of surprises and hidden dangers. They are places that your reader might say, “I would love to live there… on second thought, maybe I’d only visit.” Examples: Forks, Ketterdam, Middle Earth.

3) Solid Plot

A really solid plot isn’t just one that’s well planned and watertight. It’s also one that is gripping, entertaining, and well paced. They are a good combination of familiar elements, surprising elements, and shocking elements. The reader is somewhere between thinking they know what’s coming and knowing they have know idea. They keep the reader guessing while also keeping them satisfied. Solid plots grab the reader and refuse to let go, staying with them long after the story is finished.

4) Purpose and Reward

These are the two most overlooked aspects of a good story, especially for newer writers. Good stories aren’t just a random series of meaningless events. Good stories have a purpose. From the moment you start writing them, you know why you’re writing them. You know what the story is about, even if you don’t know everything that will happen. You know whose story you’re going to tell and why. And, most important of all, you know what the reader will get out of reading the story. You know that they’ll walk away satisfied that good triumphed over evil, that love conquered all, that hope can be found in a hopeless situation, or that beautiful things can be found in ugly places. Stories without purpose and reward will never make an impact on the reader.


If you do all of these things in your story, you’ll create a story that will make the readers love it as much as you love the stories that you love so much. :)

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Laney x Rupert

After a plodding but anxious search of the premises, they stepped into fresh air and the fading dusk. “I’ve never gone after monsters before,” said Laney as they walked back to the Academy. Rupert was still favoring the side with his cracked rib, from the fish shop the day before. “But I’d bully my uncles into taking me on hunting trips.”

“I have faith in your ability to bully anyone into anything,” said Rupert and for the first time since they’d met her the young woman laughed, the sound chiming off the slate roofs of Rivertown.

- Chapter Four, Beanstalk

Do It Out of Motherfucking Spite.

No.

This is not the end.

Do you guys hear me? THIS IS NOT THE END.

Even if Trump wins House, Senate, and Presidency. THIS IS NOT THE END. I promise you that.

Even if you have to leave the US or fight tooth and nail just to keep breathing. Keep going. Please. Even if it feels like the end, please promise to keep going. It will get better, I promise, just hang on. Until his term is up/you can wreck the house in the midterms/he’s impeached or he dies or whatever happens. Hang on. I have faith in your ability to survive. Women, PoC, LGBT+, the disabled, the poor, etc. have all survived marginalization before, though never on such a disappointing scale. I’m sorry your country failed you because this never should have happened. But please, for the love of everything, just hang on until it gets better.

And if you can’t believe that it will? Then do it out of motherfucking SPITE. Do not give them the satisfaction of giving in to despair. Don’t give them the satisfaction of dying.

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“Don’t view all that you experience in life through lenses darkened by the scars of abuse. There is so much in life that is beautiful.[…] Your depression will be converted to peace and assurance. You will close an ugly chapter and open volumes of happiness.”
–Richard G. Scott

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
–Norman Vincent Peale

Just a little (non-complete) drawing of my biggest crush for Submission Saturdays. And he’s helping me get through my artists block 😹

PS, I love the block so much! Keep doing what your doing!

@rowst ASDFHKJG THIS IS AMAZING!!! We have so much faith in your ability to get through your artist’s block! You totally got this, chocobro!

We can always find inspiration in Prompto in more ways than one and overcoming an artist’s block is definitely one of them ^_^

♐ Sagittarius Sun and Aquarius Moon Description

You are a very starry-eyed and idealistic person. You are self-reliant and self-dependent. You are open and direct. Sagittarius makes you straightforward, passionate, prudent and positive and Aquarius makes you creative, innovative, inventive and liberal.

Your personality is very attractive and captivating. You know how to influence and convince people to believe and follow you, even when you are just babbling. You can be very melodramatic in your approach. You are very reliable and dependable. People have faith in you and your abilities. You are very artistic in nature. You always stand up and support the institutions you believe in. You take a broader view and always defend your opinions and views.

You have an innate ability to understand demands and expectations of others. You have good leadership and managing skills. You can handle your staff well and make the most of them. You can persuade and maneuver others to deliver as per your expectations. Your basic understanding of human nature comes handy in your professional field. You can be successful infields that need you to interact, understand and work for people like affairs of state, social services and corporations. [Click here to find out your Sun/Moon and read about your combo.]

anonymous asked:

So I just read your FaQ post, and I'm interested in drawing an avatar for you (but I'm kinda doubting my skills). So can you provide a reference on your appearance ( like just a discription on yourself) Thank you in advance. (And I'm sorry English isn't my first language)

It doesn’t matter if you draw me as a stick figure or you turn out to be Van Gogh, I will still love it! You made time to draw me, so of course I’m going to like it! Also, never doubt yourself! Always look forward and have faith in your abilities ☺️

Well I’m Latina so I’m tanned (not super dark but not super light. Just in the middle). I have dark brown hair with blonde ends (ombre sort of, I had died my hair blonde but now it grew out). I also have dark brown eyes, fluffy red-ish cheeks. Hmmm what else… Oh! My hair is wavy and medium length, and I have bangs (sometimes I wear them all across and sometimes I wear them side swept). Medium sized eyebrows. I really don’t know what else I can say. I tried to give you as many details as I could lol 😂

PS: my first language isn’t english either 😉 It’s actually spanish!

GRYFFINDOR: “Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before. I would not be asking any one of you to take this leap if I did not have complete faith in your ability to succeed. Your courage will never be more needed than it is today.” -David Callaham + Max Borenstein (Admiral William Stenz: Godzilla)

Stiles x Reader: “I promise it’ll get done”

Prompt: “I have absolutely no faith in your ability to get this job done.” AU

Originally posted by abbraccicomemedicine

A/N: I’m pretty sure I made this gender neutral but if I made a mistake please tell me. Not my best work because I wanted to get this out.


You sighed and hit your lip as you followed Stiles into the kitchen. You loved him, trusted him with your life even…

But you didn’t trust him with this. 

Your younger sister was having a birthday party tonight and you were originally going to make her birthday cake, but Coach scheduled extra practice a few days ago for you and your team and you couldn’t back out of it, no matter how much you tried. Stiles saw how stressed you were and offered to make it instead. You agreed to the plan, originally feeling relief but now as you thought about it, you regretted it. Your mind seemed to play through each and every memory of Stiles falling or dropping something… 

You took a deep breath before you spoke,”You know I can tell Coach that I feel sick and stay here in order to help you,” 

Stiles shook his head and began to lightly push you out of the house,”No. No. No. I got this okay just go to your practice,” 

“Are you sure you have this handled?” you asked, turning towards him as you stood in the doorway. 

Stiles smiled at you and squeezed your shoulders,”I promise it will get done,” You gave him a soft kiss before leaving, needing to rush in order to make it in time.

 An exhausting two hours later you opened the door to your house, sniffing the air to see if anything was burnt. Once the coast was clear you walked into the kitchen where Stiles was putting a cake into the fridge. 

“You actually got a cake,” you mumbled. 

Stiles put a hand to his heart,”I’m hurt by your words Y/N. I think I’ll need a kiss in order to feel better,” You smiled at him before cupping his face and giving him a soft kiss. You pulled away from him and smiled at him again before grabbing your phone so that you could order the pizza for your sister’s party. 


You sat down on your couch, exhausted from chasing after your sister and her friends with Stiles. You didn’t even have a chance to relax after practice before your Mom put you and Stiles on babysitting duty while she got everything set up. 

“Y/N!” your Mom yelled making you jump up, “Help serve cake,” You sighed to yourself before nodding and helping her cut the cake while she served it. It was a few minutes before the doorbell rang and your Mom went to go get it. After you finished serving the cake you noticed something sticking out of the top of the trashcan. You furrowed your eyebrows and walked towards it, grabbing the small box that was sticking out. You covered your mouth in order to keep yourself from bursting out laughing as you recognized the bakery from across the street’s logo. 

You put the box back in the trash and pushed it down better this time before yo went to go look for Stiles and the kids. After a few minutes of searching downstairs you heard giggling from your room upstairs. 

You slowly climbed the stairs and this time you weren’t able to keep your laughter in control. Stiles had his entire face covered in very horrible make up. Different parts of his face were different shades of foundation, his eye shadow went up to his eyebrows, the kids had used the eyebrows pencil to make him look angry, and the lipstick was like clown make up. When Stiles looked over at you, relief appeared on his face and he was silently begging you to help him. 

“Hand me my lipstick,” you told your little sister with a smirk. She gave you a worried look believing she was in trouble before handing it over to you. You smiled at Stiles before you began to put more lipstick on his lips, making sure to almost completely miss his lips. “There you go! Perfect,’ you commented. Stiles glared at you before your Mom called the kids down and it was just you two in your room. 

“Why did you do that?” Stiles asked as he wiped at his face, only spreading the make up around. 

You sarcastically shrugged,”I don’t know. Just like I don’t know why you lied about the cake,”

Stiles looked at you with wide eyes,”H-How did-” 

“I found the box the cake came in, you had it sticking out at the top,” you answered. 

Stiles sighed and hung his head down,”I’m sorry. It’s just that you were so stressed about it,” After this Stiles stood up and started rambling as he walked around your room. You adjusted yourself so that your entire body was facing him and watched him with an amused smile. 

“And I burnt the first cake! I don’t know what happened with the second one but it was not edible! By that time I couldn’t make another one before the party started so I made a quick trip to the bakery that my Dad got his cake last year. Y/N? Why aren’t you saying anything?” 

You smiled at Stiles before pecking his cheek,”Just don’t lie to me again. It will be a lot worse than a bad make up job. Okay Stiles?” 

He nodded and leaned closer in order to kiss you properly before you pushed his face away. 

“I’ll help you get cleaned up before any kisses,” you teased before pushing him towards the bathroom. Stiles nodded and was about to walk out before he surprised you with a sloppy kiss on your cheek. “Ugh Stiles!” you exclaimed as yo wiped at your face before chasing him out of your room. 

How To Advertise Your Services

This is some general presentation advice aimed at skilled individuals looking to offer their services. While this was inspired by some particularly bad advertisements in the visual novel community, the advice is broadly applicable.

Present yourself confidently, but modestly. Don’t say “I think I’m a pretty good artist” or “I’m not very good but …” — the former sounds narcissistic and the latter makes it sound like you have no faith in your abilities. Instead list what you can do without qualifying it. Omit things you’re not confident about.

Get your work in people’s face as soon as possible. Nobody cares about your life story before they know you. Put the art, audio, writing, code, diagrams, or whatever else at the start of your advertisement.

Keep things short. If you’re a writer they’ve decided after the first paragraph or two whether or not they want you. If you’re a musician, the first two tracks. An artist, the first two images. And so on. Link to longer content for those interested.

Show off only your best work. It’s better to show one good thing than a good thing plus a not-so-good thing. Your weakest example is your strongest so exercise restraint.

Format your post for legibility then aesthetics. Use desaturated dark text on a light background (or light text on dark background) and left-align paragraphs. No exceptions. Keep things short and break information into logical chunks with headings. Use lists for information people will want to quickly scan such as pricing lists. Proofread your post before submitting it.

Assume that people will search the profiles associated with your name or handle. This includes anything you link to. If someone ends up on your Deviant Art profile and sees a blog post where you describe yourself as “lazy” they’re not going to contact you.

Personality is fine as long as it doesn’t contradict these points. There’s nothing wrong with some nice formatting or mentioning your interests, just make sure the formatting isn’t actually aggravating or your interests long-winded and/or unrelated.

List information, don’t make people ask for it. “PM me for details” — No. You post the details or I close the browser tab.

This is advice not law, nor complete. These are personal rules of thumb and I bend or break them occasionally.