how can i explain in words

Concentration (Richie Tozier x Reader)

Prompt: You find out what turns on Richie…. oddly enough

warning: None, maybe a few cuss words

more innocent than it seems

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It was just like any other normal Thursday night. You were sat at your dining room table, doing your homework along with your boyfriend, Richie Tozier. 

“Wait how the fuck do you make a formula out of this? I don’t even know what the reactants are!” Richie yelled, obviously frustrated at his Chemistry homework. I mean I can’t blame him. Our teacher sucks at explaining things and just cracks jokes half of the time. 

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lady-caden  asked:

I dunno if you guys have answered this, but what is dissociatiating? [Sorry spelling is not my strength if that's spelled wrong] I've heard some say it's just spacing out to full on...Im not sure? Could you possibly explain it how you would normally and then a very simple explanation as well? Thank you so much

Dissociation is a disconnect from the self or the world around you. This can present as a sense that the self or the world is unreal (depersonalization and derealization), a loss of memory (dissociative amnesia), forgetting identity or assuming a new self (dissociative fugue), or fragmentation of identity or self into separate streams of consciousness (dissociative identity disorder). 

In other words, dissociation is a feeling of being disconnected. You can feel disconnected from yourself which may feel like your body isn’t real or that your reflection is someone else or many other ways. You can feel disconnected from the world around you which can be like a dream state or feeling like the world is far away or many other ways. Dissociation can also involve memory loss or forgetting your identity.

While dissociation is not an autism thing, it’s something that many autistic people experience. 

-Sabrina

anonymous asked:

I think I want to try new pronouns.... but I just recently changed them so I’m scared people won’t take me seriously if I change them again. I don’t absolutely hate the ones I’m currently using but I think I would like to use the other ones instead... how can I do that and have people take me seriously?

Lee says:

You can’t ever control other people’s reactions to your requests, like there’s no magic combo of words you can say that’ll make them take you seriously. You just have to explain that you’re still exploring your identity and that you’d appreciate if they used this other pronoun set for you, and say why it’s important to you- then hope for the best.

My favorite Mark’s ego is…

SIKE! You think I’m gonna say Dark, don’t you? Well that’s half way correct. Because now I’m gonna talk about ✌unofficial / fanmade✌ ego.

My favorite fanmade Ego/AU is Punk Mark. Piercings and tattoos are my favorite and Mark is also my favorite. Both in one? Mark with Piercings and tattoos? I’m dead.

And Those sick stuffs does not only for Punk people, right?

Guys, how about the Gang style? I mean, I don’t know what word can explain what I think clearly, like bad guys?

Let me describe. Mark with Piercings and tattoos of course, colored hair, hardly swearing, not silly at all, likes music and party hard, always wearing black clothes, hanging out with bros, stay up at night time and sleeping at day time.

Can you get it? Can you get the idea? Or do I have to draw…?

misty-the-mysterious  asked:

I love your art style so much I can't explain it to you in words like oh my gosh how does a person gain this much skill dear lord. Also I just love you as a person! 💜❤️💙💚💛💗💖💘💓💝💕🖤💞💟❣️💌 Secret turtle:🐢

you are too sweet! Thank you so much, I’m so happy that you like my style ;o;! 

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

*slowly steals turtle* mine now 

garrison headcanons

because you know this bunch was the absolute worst at school

  • random student: “oh man, keith is so mysterious and dreamy. i wonder what he’s thinking about…”
    • keith internally: ‘if i drink the contents of this beaker will i be able to breathe fire’
  • lance in tears: “pidge i’m gonna fail, i don’t know what to study for this test”
    • pidge: “well i do. goodbye” 
  • lance: “hunk you beautiful rule-breaking moth”
    • lance: “hunk you cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish”
    • lance: “hunk, you’re a genius! your brain is almost as perfect as your face”
  • keith gets mad at a student so he just bites into their eraser and spits it across the room
  • teacher!shiro emailing his students: ‘sorry guys class is cancelled today i couldn’t find a parking space so i cried in the lot for 8 minutes’ 
  • pidge: “haha iverson left his facebook logged in let’s post a message saying ‘i’m a dick hurr durr’” lance: “hahah”
    • hunk: “haha or we could send a 2000 word message to his wife explaining how he’s been having multiple affairs and he doesn’t love her anymore and their marriage has always been a sham”
    • pidge: “…..dude….”
    • hunk: “hahah just a suggestion ( :” 
  • keith naruto-runs through the hallways 
  • shiro: “hey guys today we’re gonna watch a video so i can sleep under my desk” 
  • lance pointing at some birds on campus: “are those your relatives?” pidge: -__- 
  • lance: “yuck there goes keith kogane…with the beautiful hair and the soulful eyes….he’s so disgusting i hate him” 
    • keith: “sorry man can i pass through-” 
    • lance: “can you pass-?! can you pass through??? can you- you burnt piece of celery…do you wanna go?!?! i don’t care, i’ll go right now, i’ll kiss you in the middle of the hallway!! i don’t give a shit i’ll do it!!!” keith: “what” 
  • lance: “hunk i don’t feel so great, i messed up the flight simulator today” hunk: “:( i’m sorry buddy”
    • hunk: “this is a quote that keeps me going when i feel down. ‘if we never flew, we would never fall. the life we live isn’t so simplistic, you just don’t get what you want. so we take what comes, and we keep on going’”
    • lance: “woah hunk….who said that? obama?” 
    • hunk: ”…..big time rush"
  • shiro pointing at a board with the words ‘a lie’: “class, there is only one thing worse than a lie” 
    • shiro ripping off a paper to reveal ‘living a lie’: “boom”
    • keith gasping: “living”
    • shiro: “no-” 
SU Theory

Pearl literally can’t tell Steven the things she knows about Homeworld

image from @spess-noodle-dragon

this has probably been addressed but notice how whenever something Homeworld-related happens Pearl covers her mouth. I always thought it was because she was overcome with emotion but then this scene from “Gemcation” happened:

“There are things that are… impossible for me to explain, but I want to!”

She chokes on her words. And it’s as if her hand is forcing her not to reveal anything she knows about Homeworld prompting her to pull it back only for it to shut her mouth again.  Perhaps someone did this to her. Maybe her previous master and/or even one of the Diamonds. but why? to keep what secrets?

It is literally impossible for her to explain.

Back to School: How to Get an A*/8 or 9 in an English Lit Essay!

Happy September, everyone!

As we all get our gears in motion to start a new year, I thought I would share my top tips for scoring the highest marks in English Literature essays. 

(P.S. Lots of these tips are applicable to other subjects too)


1. Don’t write about the character as if they are real

Unfortunately, this is a common error in English Lit essays. It is absolutely imperative to remember that a character is not a person, but is a construct of the writer in order to present an idea or theme. No matter the question, you should be linking your answer back to the writer’s ideas and theme of the text, even if it doesn’t seem obvious what the theme is on the first inspection of the question. Using the author’s name frequently in your essay will demonstrate that you recognise the character is not a real person - ‘Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as a tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle as…’

2. Don’t analyse the plot

Avoid analysing the plot or when things happen in the text. Don’t write ‘When X happens it makes us think Y’. Instead:

  • Analyse the writer’s use of language, structure and form to create meaning
  • Do a close language analysis of specific words/phrases, including a sound analysis (plosives, assonance, etc.)
  • Do a structural analysis of what happens when and why that’s important (Freytag’s pyramid)
  • Do an analysis of form (stage directions, dramatic monologue, etc.)

3. Keep your answer relevant throughout

You need to be explicitly answering the question - not going off on a tangent nor trying to change the question to suit an answer that you want to write. One way of avoiding this is by starting each paragraph with a topic sentence, summarising what that paragraph is going to be about and how it answers the question. Another method is simply by rewording the question into your answer at the start and end of every paragraph. At least. For greater impact, include synonyms of the word, which can also help with the readability of your answer.

4. Avoid PEE/PEEL/etc. where you can

Thousands of students are taught the same, basic Point-Evidence-Explain (or variant) analytical paragraph structure. If you want to stand out, show academic strength, and achieve the highest marks then you must break free from the chains of PEE! (This also applies for your introduction format. ‘In this essay, I will argue…’ gets pretty dull after reading it 100 times)

For my students, I will be teaching them to write What-How-Why paragraphs:

WHAT has the writer done?

HOW have they done it?

WHY have they done it/is it effective?

This way, your focus is always on why the writer has chosen to use that specific language/structure/form, but it allows you to be creative in crafting your response. Being able to discuss the ‘why’ of literature is the key to unlocking the highest grades. Reading through examiners’ reports this summer has made one thing clear - it is not enough to merely spot linguistic devices or structural features. You must explain why the writer has chosen them and why that is an effective choice (or not).

5. Avoid sweeping statements about context

The main advice here is to only include comments about the context of the text if it adds to the analytical point that you are making. They should not be a bolt-on sentence, but they should enhance your answer.

Further, sweeping claims like ‘All Jacobean women were oppressed by society’ is far too vague. On the other hand, a comment like ‘Lady Macbeth is a disturbing example of womanhood because she denies her gender at a time where the role of a woman was clear-cut, even patriarchal, in Jacobean society’ suggests that you have a greater understanding of how context can influence the writer’s choices.

6. A plan is your best friend

Always, always make time to plan your answer. A method I recommend is, first, circling the key words in the question (character/theme, what you are asked to do, where in the text you are asked to look, etc.). Secondly, write all of your ideas down onto the page, highlighting parts from the extract if you have that in front of you. Finally, select a judicious number of points that you are going to talk about (quality not quantity here) and number the order in which you are going to make them.

If you are writing a comparative essay, each paragraph must start and end with a comparative point about whatever it is you are comparing (characters/themes/etc.) I suggest the following format:

X is presented in both text A and text B. However, in A the author uses device 1 and 2 to demonstrate X. On the other hand, in B, the author demonstrates X via use of device 2 and 3.’ Then write one paragraph for each text. Repeat this again for another similarity. And again for a third - if you think that is appropriate.


Photo credit @eintsein 🌻

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THANK YOU! ANON!

I stopped the coloring of the shirt here cause I guess you get the basic idea. If you wanna see more of the coloring and the brush I use you can look HERE!
Also you can see how not just folds but shading can define a form HERE!

I hope this helps! I’m so bad with words and explaining things (/)//(/)

sexuality.

You could almost say I’ve been studying Laurens behaviour from 2012-16 in correlation with her sexuality. I’m finding it extremely difficult to see anything ‘questionable’ about her sexuality, other than her interactions with Camila. When I watch these interviews with the girls, Lauren touching or looking at the girls is clearly platonic. There’s nothing that even hints at anything within her sexuality through her behaviour with the girls. But with Camila, there’s something different. Those longing stares weren’t platonic, how they touched and interacted with each other, wasn’t platonic. The only part of Laurens behaviour that showed us she was also attracted to girls, could be seen through moments with Camila. There’s no doubt in my mind that C played a huge part in Laurens self-acceptance. In an interview a couple months back, Lauren spoke about her sexuality at #beautyconNYC: (3:10-)

Lauren saying “what are you looking at when you see that” is blatantly obvious to me. Camila. The only factor fans could use at the time when/if doubting Lauren’s sexuality was Camila. The interactions and behaviours that the two shared, fuelled the speculation and presumptions about not only Lauren’s sexuality, but Camila’s also. She mentioned when she was younger, she “wasn’t ready to accept it about herself”. Presuming she was questioning her sexuality in her mid/late teens, the only person around her whom she publicly showed attraction to via these little secret looks and touches was Camila. She didn’t show anything intense towards the other 5H girls as she did with Camila. You could tell her interactions with Dinah, Ally and Normani were purely platonic and even from early X-Factor interviews, Lauren was always extremely protective and admiring of Camila. She spoke about “not being ready” to come out so at the time she must have already had existing doubts about her sexuality. I wonder which girl caused her questioning? Fans labelled her before she even had a chance to accept and fully understand it herself. So this coincides perfectly with Camila’s Facebook live, where she’s asked for her advise on an LGBT relationship where the other half isn’t ready “to come out”. (12:40-13:50)

Watch Lauren’s interview first then watch Camila’s. Compare their descriptions and understandings of ‘coming out’ and note that they are EXACTLY the same. C fills in the gaps L missed out in her interview and vice versa. It all falls in place like a little puzzle. Their words are spoken parallel to each others. Aren’t they basically both explaining how they personally reacted during that specific time? You can tell both are speaking from experience. C’s “I’ve learned that” was a massive slip up on her behalf.  I mean the only way you learn something is if you study it, or it happens to you. Camila must be super invested in the LGBT+ community to be able to articulate a response as intricate as the one she gave in this particular interview. There’s no doubt that each individual played some sort of role in the acceptance of each other’s sexualities, whatever those may be. 

Remember though: “All you can do is just love them”.

I wonder who did the loving in this scenario? Was it Camila? Was she loving Lauren as they both finally understood and accepted their feelings towards one and other? Is C’s Hurting the struggle in which she/Lauren were unable to view their sexualities in a positive light after the pressure of shipping and criticism from labels and PR teams? Is the Healing her coming to terms with herself and starting to gradually share to fans a huge part of her that is ‘forbidden’? Is the Loving the final ‘fuck it’, C accepting and being proud of being who she is? I wonder how many more “she” pronouns will pop up in the album. 

Everything is a process, sit tight.

anonymous asked:

What do you have against Bex? (Can u also provide evidence thanks 💜)

When I first got this ask, I was tempted to play it off as a joke and say “the fact she exists,” and leave it at that. But I feel like it’s important to stay informed. And if you genuinely don’t know, I’ll give you the complete rundown. It’s long, it’s messy, and it’s nasty, so bear with me.

First, and introduction. When I talk about Bex, I’m referring to the actress Bex Taylor-Klaus, who is the voice actor (or VA) of the character Pidge in the show Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix.

It all began a while ago when Bex liked a comment of a picture. The picture involved a ship called Shei//th. I censored the name so it doesn’t show up in the tags of that on tumblr. But essentially it’s a ship between two characters, Takashi Shirogane, a 25 year old pilot who is the leader of the team, and Keith Kogane, one of the other “paladins” or fighters on the team. People like me find this ship to be distasteful, since Shiro is an adult, and the others are teens (it’s actually a bit messier than that, since an official Voltron source listed Keith as 18, but the producers of the show, Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos, said they were not consulted on the book so there’s some question as to whether it’s canon or not). Either way, the consensus by most reasonable people is that it’s probably not a healthy thing to depict in children’s media, when you consider the considerable age difference, the power imbalance (leader, senior officer with someone they are in charge of), and finally, the iconic line by the character of Keith himself when he defines their relationship as a familial one.

Nonetheless, the ship persists, as nasty things on tumblr are wont to do. There’s a lot of shipping discourse on tumblr between two distinct groups which can be labelled as “antis”–people who are not in favor of any Shiro/paladin ships, or what has become to be known as “shaladins”–people who ship any variation of Shiro with the paladins.

Here is where Bex got involved. On Instagram there was a picture of a black shoe and a red shoe together and the joke was about the shoes being a prophecy that Shei//th would be canon. A joke, mostly, considering all the evidence above. But here’s where Bex got herself in trouble. She liked a comment on the picture where someone said “Keith is a power bottom confirmed.”

Obviously, this caused a bit of an uproar within the fanbase, especially between the discourse between antis and shaladins. Shaladins were celebrating that an Official Voltron Source liked their ship, and antis were angry about that acknowledgement of the ship at all by official sources, and the sexualization of a kid’s show (more on this later.)

So of course this sparked the discourse on tumblr. One user, @lancehunks, who was receiving asks about Bex, tagged her in the replies.They were definitely unfavorable. 

and 

and a few more. 

Bex, being the big strong, adult, woman she is, decided that she could not take this obviously grievous insult to her name [sarcasm], and decided to reblog them all and respond to them. Keep in mind, that @lancehunks was just 13 years old. And Bex (22) decided that these were appropriate responses:

Yep, you read that right. Not only an adult but employed on a kid’s show! To a 13 year old! The target audience of the very show she’s a part of! (Oh, the hypocrisy). But wait, there’s more:

Just in case you’re confused, let me tell you the many, many reasons why this is unacceptable. 

  1.  Bex is an adult. You’d think she’d be a little more mature by now just in general. It’s the internet and there are trolls.
  2. The person she was addressing was 13!!!! Do I think it was mature to tag Bex in all those posts? No. But it’s… behavior that you can expect from 13 year old’s on the internet. If we swore at and tore down every single one of them every time they did something dumb, we would need a lot more therapists for teens in the world. Plus it’s really disingenuous to pretend that we wouldn’t have done something similar when we were younger if we were in that position.
  3. Bex is famous. While she’s certainly not on the caliber of massive A-List stars like Tom Holland or Zendaya, she has a fanbase that exceeds the normal person’s friend group. Just because she’s been on TV before, she has groupies that will support her no matter what, who will troll for her, who uncritically and unconditionally worship her. I’m not a Bex fan, nor do I really care to know her well enough to know just exactly how many fans she has, to be certain she does have them. When she publicly reblogged those words, that “motherfucker,” those fighting words, she weaponized her fanbase. What I mean when I say that is her behavior gave her groupies permission to behave the same way. By targeting someone who didn’t like her (a thirteen year old!!!!!), she opened the gates to her fans and groupies doing the same thing, to a kid.

This lead to some terrible things happening. The 13 year old was getting death threats, sexual violence threats, and nsfw content, all because Bex just couldn’t let it go. 

What does this mean? Finish it? Finish the kid? If you’re so sick of the fighting, then why did you even respond in the first place? Bex is the one who escalated the situation. Bex is the one who caused the fighting in the first place (by that I mean the fighting between the two that night, the fighting between antis and shaladins has been going on for as long as the show).

There we go. Now he have something resembling dignity. But unfortunately the damage was done, and user @lancehunks deleted their blog. As a direct response to Bex’s actions. Bex caused a 13 year old to leave tumblr. 

When hearing this news, Bex offered a half-assed apology:

This is the most insincere apology I have ever seen. “The internet has Bad things on it and it’s YOUR fault for seeing them” is not an apology. The best part is that she’s a big fat hypocrite. “Sometimes, when it’s harmless, the best thing I can do is shake my head and keep scrolling.” So why didn’t you Bex? Why didn’t you keep scrolling instead of targeting a 13 year old?

In light of recent political events, though there’s one thing that stands out to me: 

Sound like anybody you know? The esteemed President, perhaps?

*disclaimer* I am in no way claiming that Bex is a Trump supporter. I don’t know enough about her–and I don’t want to know enough about her–to know where she leans politically. I’m just drawing the attention to the similarities in moral equivalency going on, here.*

Sure you targeted a 13 year old and weaponized your fanbase, but someone tagging you in a snarky post is just as bad, right? (Wrong.)

You’d think that would be the end. You’d think that Bex would be capable of living and learning, or maybe even just taking her own advice, and keep scrolling. But here we go again.

The next bit of drama started when the possibly canon guide book was released, stating Keith’s age as 18. There was a big celebration on the shaladin side because technically, that would make it “legal” for Keith and Shiro to have sex. Besides the fact that legal  ≠ moral, again, Voltron is a kid’s show. But on tumblr this time, Bex posted this.

This time, the discourse surrounding Bex was a little different., This time, the discourse mostly focused on the fact that even if Shiro and Keith disregarded canon and morals and the fact that it’s a kid’s show ever did get in a relationship, the only thing that matters is how they like to have sex.

This is a problem for a lot of reasons. There’s a culture, pretty prominent on tumblr of women, mostly white, who are obsessed with gay sex. They write fanfiction and p*rn solely for their own personal gratification. This, of course, is a gross misinterpretation to wanting LGBT+ representation. If you aren’t a mlm (an acronym for men-loving-man, that includes many sexualities) then writing p*rn about is sexualizing them, using them as a tool to get yourself off, and not like complex human people. Mlm are more than how they like to have sex. In fact, that shouldn’t be a part of a discussion for anybody except between willing partners. This also feeds into the popular and damaging stereotype that gay men are predatory by nature.

So, as a whole, not good. 

And again, we have a whole situation escalated by Bex. The worst part is, to people who tried to explain this to her, the only response they were given was a gif:

So once again, a minor dared to express their distaste for Bex on tumblr. But this time, they didn’t tag her. This time, they censored her name. But Bex found it anyway. And she decided to do the exact same thing that led to a minor leaving the website, and to stop watching the show. 

Have no fear, this time though. This time, Bex is going after a 14 year old, at least she’s not going after kids anymore, right? [sarcasm]

Some final notes. 

Bex claims to be an LGBT+ rights activist. I’m also pretty sure she’s a lesbian herself (again, I already know too much about her, I’m not looking to get to know her better.) So, you’d think, as someone who wants equality for LGBT+ people and communities, she’d have the wherewithal to listen to specific subsets of that group when they say something about themselves, like, for example, young mlm who don’t appreciate being sexualized by a white woman. So I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I saw this on her blog:

Now, I happen to agree with the above statement, but it’s so ironic, so hypocritical that Bex is talking about the sexualization of anything. Because kid’s shows aren’t safe from her sexualization and mlm certainly aren’t. How can one person be so incredibly oblivious? A mystery that I don’t have any interest in solving. 

I also want to address something a little more devious and a little more dark. I personally know of at least 12 different people who sent Bex asks, politely explaining some of the things I’ve talked about here, or relaying how her words hurt them personally. Bex never answered any of them. But she did answer this:

Just to be perfectly clear, I do not condone or encourage hatemail. Do not send people anything wishing them death or harm in any way. I have never sent nor do plan on sending hatemail, and you should be ashamed of yourself if you do.

However, this is incredibly nefarious. Bex doesn’t answer any of the many asks she got that were polite, but proved her wrong. She didn’t answer any of the young mlm who gave her their personal stories and who weren’t anonymous. Instead, she publishes this. And she did this on purpose, to make her look innocent, to make her look like she’s the one being attacked. I get hatemail every single day too. Things along similar lines to this. I block the user. Delete them, One, because I don’t want to expose my followers to that kind of negativity on a daily basis, two, a mature person knows that deleting them is the best kind of revenge because the user will be constantly looking for a response and they will know they had no effect on me and three, because if you do that, eventually they stop. This is intentional on Bex’s part to make the people who don’t like her look bad. I don’t like Bex at all, and I certainly do not support that message. Any reasonable person wouldn’t. Also the fact that it’s an anonymous message adds a certain air of doubt as to who sent it. 

The point is, Bex is purposely ignoring polite and well-meaning people and posted this to “prove” she’s the one on the “good” side because no good person would send that message.

This is also worth noting: 

This was posted after the lancehunks debate but before the power bottom comment she made. In this post, Bex admits that a relationship between Shiro and any of the paladins is predatory in nature. She said that. Her words. And then after that she said that Keith was a power bottom. 

The last thing I want to say, is that Voltron is a kid’s show. It’s rated US-TV-Y7. Which means for years 7 and older. Regardless of the ship, there should be no sexual content, be it fanart, of fanfiction of Voltron characters at all. We are all collectively responsible for keeping content age-appropriate for the target audience. So, stop it. All and any ships. 

For minors, this is my advice to you:
Bex is a predator, a hypocrite, and a liar. Do not engage with her. Block her. Do not tag her in any of your posts. She has a history of targeting minors. Protect yourself. Do not engage.

anonymous asked:

What did Taylor say exactly about the #Taylorswiftisoverparty impacting her psyche?

I mean… that’s exactly what she said. “Taylor Swift is over party, that really does something to your psyche.” And then she talked about how she can’t process this week and the numbers that rep has done so far. This part is me explaining it in my own words - basically, she thought the public hated her so to see the astronomical success that rep has had is especially astounding and meaningful for her.

I think I am addicted
to my loneliness.

How else can you explain
this love that I just
would not let stay.

These people
who are so close to me
but fading away.

How else do you explain
this home I have made
in my lonely.

—  Chahna
OK so (rant)

The richest thing I’ve ever been told, via an anonymous comment on my fic on AO3, was that I “tricked” them into reading my fic because I didn’t tag properly, and that it was “duplicitous” and they shouldn’t have to fight with someone over basic tagging (though they made sure to add how ‘out of character’ my whole fic was, despite the fact that it’s based off of a prompt that’s - from the get go - literally not canon. They even mention that they know this comment is a moot point because of the fact that it’s based off of a non-canon prompt, but yet still felt the need to tell me anyway).

I’ve never been so annoyed.

Listen, people - I don’t want to sound whiny, or like I can’t take criticism. I’m not a professional, and I certainly have a lot to learn (to put it mildly). 

However, if you don’t like something, instead of reading the whole thing and then leaving a rude comment, pretending to dress it up like you’re leaving ‘constructive criticism’ (which, may I add, was never asked for nor encouraged)  despite the fact that it was all personal opinion with no actual constructive components involved, just…. don’t. Close out of the fic. Walk away.

 I totally get that it’s not for everyone, and every single person is allowed to have their opinion. But there’s no reason to be rude to an author because you don’t like what they wrote, or because you feel that each individual plot point should be tagged.

(Like I’m not even joking - they are legitimately mad that a voyeur/exhibitionist tagged fic had these elements involved in it.)

The beauty of being an adult on the internet is when you don’t like things, you can just walk away from them. Or, hey, if you really just feel the need to leave your comment, because you really want the whole world to know how you feel about it, maybe spend the extra four seconds to pretend to be a decent human and make it actual concrit. 

I dunno, man. Just some food for thought on this lovely Sunday evening. 

people tell me to trust the sky
that it will guide me home
and it feels like a betrayal to tell them 
that my sky is you

that my sun comes from your smile
that my stars come from every mark you’ve made on my skin
that my moon comes from your words, echoing in my mind


how do I explain to them that 
the constellations all look the pieces of you you’ve gifted me
the shooting stars are the way you say my name when the world is quiet
the black holes are the empty space within my chest when the universe separates us


that I don’t need to be guided home
because home is your heartbeat and your hands and your love
and if my sky is you and home is you
then as long I can find a piece of you in the middle of the night
I can find my way home

—  I don’t a compass, I only need an whisper falling from your lips by Abby S
Flick-Shot 101

I have seen a lot of people asking about what a “flick-shot” is and while I’m going to be covering all this in my Hanzo guide, I figured I could throw this together with some GIFs to help give people a good idea of what they are and why they are important.

Note: In this guide I will be talking mostly about Hanzo and using Hanzo GIFs to showcase the flick-shot. Other characters can flick shot as well, such as Widowmaker, McCree, Pharah, Mei, Genji, etc. Any hero that doesn’t rely on aim tracking (Soldier 76, Sombra, Tracer, Zarya’s beam, etc) can flick-shot. The same techniques can be applied to any of these heroes (taking into account hitscan vs projectile heroes).

ALSO THE GIFS DON’T WORK DIRECTLY ON TUMBLR SO I HAVE PROVIDED GIPHY LINKS BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PICTURES.

What is a flick-shot?

A “flick-shot” also known as “twitch-aiming” is a technique used in some FPS games that allows for split-second reaction kills on enemies. It is based on trained muscle memory rather than cognitive aiming. There are some in-depth reddit posts about what all that means, but here is a simplified version:

Basically, it takes longer for your mind to process that there is an enemy in your crosshairs and that you need to fire, followed by the pressing of said buttons, than it does to just shoot. What this means is you can train yourself to react instinctively to certain visual cues and shoot accurately without having to move your mouse precisely and think about the shot.

You can take precise shots, especially if an enemy is immobile or unaware, but it is faster and more efficient to use muscle memory and flick-shots. If you have ever seen a really cool Hanzo POTG where he kills multiple enemies very quickly with headshots, it is likely they are using reactionary flick-shots to make these kills.

So, why should I care?

In short, you don’t have to. It takes a lot of time and effort to train up flick-shots and muscle memory, and if you don’t want to play A LOT of Hanzo, Widowmaker, Mei, whatever, then this might not be for you. However, if you want to improve your aim and your consistency on a hero, this is the best way to go about it. Like I said, you CAN take time to aim, but you will end up losing a lot of sniper duels to more experienced players.

Alright, so that’s nice and all, but how do I know if I’m flick-shotting?

Good question. This is something that’s hard to explain with words, and really only be shown, so I’ve made some Hanzo GIFs to hopefully give you a better comparison.

Here is an example of Hanzo with steady aim at medium range:

https://giphy.com/gifs/3o6fIWI5HanBgYHab6/html5

Here is an example of a medium range Hanzo flick-shot:

https://giphy.com/gifs/xT0xewtUyVlCm1epUI/html5

In the first GIF my mouse moves more slowly as I aim at the bots’ heads. In the second, I am able to get quicker kills. Quicker kills means less damage to you which means more time alive.

Here is an example of a longer range steady Hanzo shot:

https://giphy.com/gifs/l2QE92AAXH0SUKPuw/html5

Here is an example of a longer range Hanzo flick:

https://giphy.com/gifs/3ohs83cNw2VQXMeEfe/html5

As you can see, from a longer range the flick is more pronounced and a bit bigger. This is my muscle memory for allowing arrow travel time to the target. 

Here is an example of Hanzo aiming at moving bots:

https://giphy.com/gifs/3ohs7OQPhe5IumLHji/html5

Here is an example of flick shots on moving bots:

https://giphy.com/gifs/xT0xerxNd6MVDMG8Za/html5

In both of these GIFs I get multiple successive kills, but in the second I am able to move and maneuver much more quickly than when I spend time aiming at each target.

Oh man, this seems really difficult. I don’t know if I’m good enough to do this.

WRONG. You CAN do this. Like I said, it takes practice and time (and a lot of time in the practice range), but it IS possible for anyone to do it. Anyone can get a lucky Hanzo shot, but if you’re willing to put time and effort into mastering a hero, anyone can be really good. I’ve done so much of this even on my bad Hanzo days I can still hit flick shots. It’s become second nature just by playing the hero and enjoying the game. 

If you want to improve, just do your best and keep practicing, and I know you can do it.

~🎊🎉300 Followers🎊🎉~

thank you soooo much for 300 followers!!! And I guess this can be a 4 year anniversary thing too since my blog turned 4 today.

I wanted to do one with all my followers but I decided to do one for my mutual because I don’t show y'all enough love like I should.

🌹❤ - I truly love you so much and I love seeing you on my dash. I wish I wasn’t the shy awkward me or else I’d probably interact with you more.

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I decided to put this little bit in too. These are just some of my favorite blogs. I have a lot more but these are the ones I can think of right now ❤❤😙:

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Happy 4th anniversary to my blog and happy 300 followers!! 💕😍💕 😙