how can you not to be honest

dear someone,

i have so many questions i want to ask you but just don’t know how. and because i know for a fact that my voice would break and tears would start streaming down my face if i were to ask you in person, i am writing you this letter. furthermore, i don’t think that you would even listen to me. these days you seem to be ignoring me as if i’m your worst enemy.

how? that would be my first question.
how was it so easy for you to go? to just leave me and not even look back.
why would you leave and why would you leave like that? no explanation. no real goodbye. nothing.
was it even real? what we had, i mean. was it? because i’ve been dreaming so much about you lately that it seems like i can’t tell what’s real and what’s not anymore.

love, i wish you didn’t shatter my heart. i wish you didn’t make all these promises just to break them. i wish that you could have been honest with me from the beginning. honest about your intentions and your feelings for me.
the last time we were standing in front of each other, looking into your brown eyes made my knees go weak and my heart beat faster. how can someone feel so much and the other just not? i guess i’ll never know because i tend to give people all of me. always. with you it was no different. i gave you all of me, made you my favourite person in this shitty world and hoped that i would be your favourite too.

but this is farewell, my love. i hope that a part of you never forgets me. no matter how important i really was to you. i hope that wherever life takes you, it takes you someplace happy. you deserve it, i’m sure of that.

Love always,

—  e.s. // dear someone.
How would you feel if you saw a non-D&D published system that uses the same damage types?

Many games try to avoid using the list but to be honest, it is a very complete list of damages a creature could take, the only missing would be slashing, piercing, and bludgeoning. 

• Acid: Corrosive liquid or vapor.
• Cold: Ice crystals, arctic air, or frigid liquid.
• Fire: Explosive bursts, fiery rays, or simple ignition.
• Force: Invisible energy that can used as if it were solid.
• Lightning: Electrical energy.
• Necrotic: Deathly energy that deadens flesh or wounds the soul.
• Poison: Toxins that harm, hinder, or both.
• Psychic: Effects that assault the mind.
• Radiant: Searing white light or shimmering colors.
• Thunder: Shock waves and deafening sounds.

Originally posted by rozkazaz

First-Date BAIT!

Words: 11.3k
Genre: Fluff
Read more at Service Series


First dates are embarrassing. First dates are awkward. I’ve been through countless ones, sitting across from people who bored the living daylights out of me. It was less exciting than watching paint dry. Some dates were so utterly rude - I think you and I both know what it’s like to be on the receiving end on that. But now we both don’t have to waste our time anymore!

With First Date Bait they went out for me! Afterwards, they informed me if it was recommended to go out on a second date. It’s amazing with a 99.99% accuracy rate! That’s how I ended up meeting my husband!

First Date Bait.
Why waste your time with awkward first dates?

He’s late.

That’s not a good sign.

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! I've been reading some of the works you all have made and I love them! I was wondering if you could do #4 and #19 with jungkook, please?

Adore You (Jungkook x Reader Fluff)

Prompt request: “I thought you didn’t want me.” + “Are you jealous?”

Summary: There are so many things you adore about Jungkook. But if there’s one thing you don’t like, it’s how kind he is to everyone else. Can’t you just keep him for yourself?

Word count: 1.2k words

Originally posted by mayfifolle

You glanced at your seatmate from the corner of your eye. Jungkook had been sitting at your two-person desk since the beginning of the semester, and since then, you had begun to develop a crush. A pretty big crush, if you were being honest.

How could you not? Jungkook was kind, hardworking, and also incredibly good looking. You definitely weren’t alone in your infatuation, either. Almost every girl in your class eyed you enviously every day.

You slipped into your seat just as the bell rang. Jungkook was already there, and he glanced up at you as you arrived.

“Hey Y/N,” he greeted casually.

“Hey,” you smiled back, trying to stay nonchalant. 

“Did you do the homework last night?” Jungkook asked, flipping through his binder. He was studious–far more than you, anyway.

“Nope,” you replied easily. Chemistry was the least of your priorities. “I had a late shift last night.”

“Oh, you want to copy?” Jungkook offered, pushing his binder towards you. “You’re still working? Aren’t you worried about your grades this year?”

“Thanks,” you said, pulling out your own notebook. “And not really. My grades are good enough for university.”

“Damn,” Jungkook commented with a smile, although you missed it because you were too focused on writing. “Impressive. Also, I didn’t get some of the questions. Sorry about that.”

“Wow, that’s new,” you smirked. “You’re a thousand times better at chem than me, though.”

The teacher arrived, clearing his throat as he set his supplies down at the front of the class. You and Jungkook lapsed into silence as the lesson began. During the course of the period, you nodded off numerous times. Jungkook nudged you awake every time.

“Just let me sleep,” you whined, keeping your volume low so you wouldn’t get in trouble. “This is so boring and I’m exhausted.”

“You should reconsider that job of yours,” Jungkook suggested haughtily, and you just laughed.

The girl sitting in front of you turned around and glared at you. At first, you thought she was angry at you for talking, but when her gaze slipped to Jungkook’s longingly, you realized she was just jealous.

She turned around quickly, and you figured she wouldn’t bother you.

But boy, were you wrong.

The next day in class, you arrived (nearly late, as always) to see someone sitting in your seat beside Jungkook. It was the jealous girl from yesterday. You walked up to your seat, eyebrow raised.

“Oh, Y/N,” Jungkook noticed, looking up from his binder, which was placed in the middle of the shared desk. “I’m just explaining something to Ara.”

“I can move if you want,” Ara offered sweetly, though her eyes were daring you to suggest otherwise.

“No, it’s fine,” you replied, a little amusedly. What else could you say? You slipped into the empty seat in front of your desk and retrieved your supplies from your bag.

Jungkook and Ara talked ceaselessly behind you. You heard her giggle, and it made you want to gag. But Jungkook replied enthusiastically, and you wondered if Jungkook enjoyed your company at all. Pushing your insecurities away, you focused your attention to the front of the room.

Of all days, your teacher was absent. A timid-looking substitute scurried into the classroom, stammering out some instructions. The volume of the class increased, and Jungkook and Ara laughed away.

Annoyed, you turned to your own work. The student sitting beside you was a quiet, nerdy boy. You figured he wouldn’t want to converse with you. Pulling out your phone, you put on earphones and blasted your music, trying to drown out Ara’s voice.

“Uh, excuse me,” the boy beside you said hesitantly. You turned to him, pulling out an earbud. “Your music is really loud. Can you turn it down a little?”

Your eye twitched in annoyance. Like the class wasn’t loud already. “Sure,” you replied through gritted teeth. Opting to turn your music off completely, you resorted to placing your head on the desk.

It was another long shift yesterday, too, so it didn’t take long for you to fall asleep. Still, the background noise of Jungkook and Ara never ceased and haunted you in your slumber.

The next day, Ara was sitting in your seat again. She and Jungkook were looking at something on her phone, laughing, and didn’t notice your arrival. More defeated than anything, you slumped into Ara’s empty seat without comment.

At the sound of your chair scraping against the ground, Jungkook’s head shot up. He opened his mouth, but you weren’t looking his way, so he said nothing. Instead, he continued to entertain Ara, too polite to do anything else.

You wished he would say something like, “This isn’t your seat” or “I want Y/N to sit here,” but you knew he wouldn’t. Maybe he didn’t care if you sat with him, anyway. Jungkook was nice to everyone, and you were probably just projecting your own affections onto him.

The teacher strode into the classroom just as the bell rang.

“I apologize for my absence yesterday,” he began sternly, as always. “We’ll be starting a lab today. You’ll have to work quickly today to make up for lost time. So before I explain this assignment, please get into pairs.”

Inwardly, you cursed Ara for stealing your opportunity to work with Jungkook. Sighing, you turned to the boy beside you to ask if he wanted to be partners. But just as you opened your mouth, a hand shot out and tapped the boy on the back.

“Hey,” Jungkook said once the boy turned in his seat. “Do you mind if we switch spots?”

Your eyes widened to surprise, flicking to Jungkook. He was looking intently at the nerdy boy, who stammered his agreement. Glancing at Ara, you couldn’t help but smirk triumphantly. On your desk, Ara’s fists were clenched.

Jungkook swiftly switched seats with the boy beside you.

“I was thinking we could be partners,” Jungkook said as he set his books down. “You look a little surprised, so I hope that’s okay with you.”

“No, of course it’s fine,” you hurried to respond. “I just thought you didn’t want me. As your lab partner, I mean.”

“Are you jealous?” Jungkook asked, his eyebrows rising. Your cheeks burned, and you hurried to deny that. “She kinda just sat there. I didn’t want to be mean and tell her to move.”

“How was I supposed to know?” you sulked, burying your nose in your textbook. Still, you were giddy at the fact that Jungkook had went out of his way to be your partner.

“Obviously I’d rather sit with you,” Jungkook replied, a little incredulously. “Don’t be dumb. You wanted to sit with me too, right?”

“Yeah,” you mumbled sheepishly, still blushing. Jungkook smiled at you fondly, but like always, you were too busy looking elsewhere to notice.

The teacher’s voice cut through the noise, and he continued with his instructions. You and Jungkook turned your attention to the front of the class, and your embarrassment lessened once Jungkook’s gaze was diverted.

There were many things you adored about Jungkook. But if there was one thing you didn’t like, it was how kind he was to everyone. Still, he made up for it by being nicest to you. 

- Girl in Luv

Ok…these prompts were practically begging for Fuckboy!Jungkook, but I’ve written that so much and HE IS A SOFT BUN I can’t keep doing this! For real though, sometimes I think JK would be a real fuccboi if he grew up in North America. Like u seen the boy?? Still, he’s so cute, and I like writing sweet JK. You guys prefer fuckboy JK or smol bun JK?

The other side of polyamory-representation fails is that the critics pick up on it the same fucking way. So, we’re getting it from both ends. It goes like this…

Polyamorous folks: We need representation of how broad and diverse our relationships can be.

Pro-Media: Rejoice! We’re publishing an edgy, demystifying piece on polyamory…featuring young, conventionally attractive, married cisgender, well-to-do white people in closed MFF triads! Honor us for our far reaching coverage of the fringes of society.

Anti-Media: See! Polyamory is bullshit. It’s polygamy in disguise. It’s all about privileged white millennials in male-centered, female-subjugating relationships. Leave this oppressive bullshit in the seventies.

Polyamorous folks: You know, a wider perspective on polyamory would make your piece more honest and just as “edgy and demystifying” while cutting off most of the common criticisms.


Originally posted by lonelyzombie

Ro- Review: Orriculum’s “Of Witchcraft and Whimsy”

I picked up orriculum’s book for kindle a few weeks back, wanting to support some witch’s I’ve found on this site. So here is my honest review and opinion of her book “Of Witchcraft and Whimsy“

First impression: Intended for beginner/ baby witches. Cute cover.

Things I love about this book/ what you’ll find:

-This book is very clear about witchcraft being what you make of it. There are different paths for all witches. All tools are optional. Spellcraft is unique to the individual. She also provides brief definitions for various tools, types of spells and enchanted objects, correspondences of all kinds, types of potions, how days of the week and time of day can aid your magic(k), cleansing methods, what to do when your spell doesn’t work, common ways to cast spells.

-My favorite bit is discussing witchcraft and the law as well as fire safety and herbal safety.  If there’s one thing I’ve never seen any acknowledgement of, it’s how the law can sometimes conflate with witchcraft. And I’m so glad that she points this out and discusses this. Most witchcraft books I’ve looked at seem to have no regard for the laws of their area. You may think this is common sense, but there are those folks man, there are those folks.

- A collection of recipes and spells are also include which is fantastic. While it’s great to give witches tons of freedom to explore, giving them specific examples is also super important

Truthfully my only small issue is that there is a mention of taglocks in the section of curses provided, but no explanation of what they are, which may be confusing to newbies relying on this book. (Either that or I need to get my eyes tested because I completely missed it.) Since this is a beginner’s book, I’m of the opinion that you should explain all terms used in your book.

Final thoughts:This book is pretty wonderful. I definitely recommend it to beginners to help you get started, get some correspondences and spells in your arsenal. It’s a fantastic starting point for the beginning of your journey. Not the be all end all, but an absolutely great start  :) 

flangrande  asked:

What about a guy that already has a programming background in web development? this guy has no university degree, just some superior degree on multiplatform development (2 years degree). He goes to the interview presenting a humble CV and a website containing his own works (maybe an android game or two, some game maker studio small games, nothing fancy though). This guy can demonstrate he has programming skills, no art skills at all and a lot of will. Can that guy get into the industry?

Once again… doing what? We’re not going to hire people who’s only qualification is wanting to be here. We need people who can do a job for us. You need to be honest with yourself about what it is you want to be doing. Web development? Gameplay programming? Combat design? Concept art? Production? QA? What sort of work do you want to go into the office and do each day? Unless you can answer that, I really don’t know how to answer you.

Do you want to be a programmer? If so, you should be knowledgeable on common algorithms and data structures. You should be able to come up with efficient code, and that includes knowing which data structure to solve the problem with great run time efficiency. You should understand terms like “Big O Notation” and “Object Oriented Programming”. If you want to get into AAA dev, you should probably know C++ very well, because it’s the go-to language for consoles and most PC development. You probably should also know your linear algebra - you should be able to demonstrate mastery of matrix math, vector operations, and how to represent objects in 3 dimensional space. You should understand what the word “virtual” means with respect to computer science. The term “cache” and “multithreaded” should hold special meaning for you.

Do you want to be a designer? Then be prepared to demonstrate your ability to craft experiences with the tools you’ve learned. You need to show that you understand how to represent complex processes and manipulate the awareness and feelings of the player. You need to show that you can build content and systems that are intuitive and require minimal amounts of hand holding, but are still engaging and fun for many types of players. The content the designer creates is what the players will directly be interacting with, so you should be able to demonstrate that you can construct engaging and interesting quests, conversations, lore, items, and/or systems.

Do you want to be a producer? If so, show us that you can manage tasks for a team of people working together. We need to understand that you can prioritize tasks for everyone, that you can communicate with people working on different parts of a project and keep everything coordinated and on schedule. Be prepared to talk about problems that your team encountered, and things you did to deal with those problems. Even better, tell us about how you empowered others on the team to solve those problems. 

I’ve been getting a number of these questions lately, but I can’t give a real answer unless I know exactly what sort of job it is you want. It can’t just be “I want to work in the industry” because there’s a lot of different roles in the industry, each with a skillset and knowledge base. The different roles exist because the work that they do needs specialists and experts, which means that anyone who is going to do them needs to be a specialist and/or expert. I’m not the sort of person who will pat you on the head and say “Keep dreaming big and one day you can do it too” because I don’t think it’s particularly helpful advice. If you want to work on games, you need to have a clear idea as to what it is you’ll be doing day in and day out to contribute to the project. If you don’t know what sort of jobs there are, I heavily suggest you read my past posts tagged with [roles in the game industry] to help figure it out. But you have to bring something useful to the table - some sort of skill that we need that you’re so good at that we’ll want to pay you for it. I’d be more than happy to tell you “You should know this, this, and this” if you ask “What do I need to know if I want to be a _______?” However, if what you’re looking for is reassurance that you might someday have a place here if you just keep dreaming, I’m the wrong person to ask. “Game developer” isn’t an actual job description, it’s a collective descriptor. If you want to work with us, you need to know what it is you’ll be doing.

Got a burning question you want answered?

semi-automaticdemons  asked:

How do I explain my disorders to my friends? They don't really understand, but I want them to. They think I'm faking my disorders, because I do have quite a lot of them. How do I get them to understand depression, BPD, anorexia l, etc;? Thanks ❤️

Being open and honest about your experiences is an important step to educating others about your disorders—which seems like something you’re already doing. You can also point them to research about those specific disorders that can help them come to terms with the fact that these are real illnesses, and that recovery is real. – Patrick

anonymous asked:

RE: the post about comments on fics -- how do you feel about bookmarks? I've always been shy about commenting on fic, but i always bookmark a fic i enjoy and leave a kudos if i don't. sometimes i worry about whether the authors pay attention to those things too.

I feel a lot of complicated things about kudos, bookmarks, and commenting, and I’m going to be honest about it, but I want to assure you this is not directed at you personally, it’s just my general thoughts and feelings.

Up front, I can say that authors absolutely pay attention to all forms of reader interaction, from kudos to reblog tags to literally everything. We are starving for any amount of feedback and attention and scrap of praise because they are few and far between these days. Personally, I enjoy/crave all forms of interaction with readers, because it helps me to feel less like I am just shouting words into the Void.

That being said, my feelings on Kudos are that they are basically next to worthless. Literally the only value in a kudos is that if a writer manages to somehow collect enough of them, readers sorting on AO3 by number of kudos might find their fic closer to the top of the list. If that ability to sort was not an option, I think I honestly would rather not receive a kudos at all, because JUST a kudos (again, to me) says “you fic just barely didn’t suck enough that I managed to click 1 button in return.” So like… yeah, I guess I like to receive the notifications that people read my fic, but at the same time wow is it a blow to my self esteem to be reminded people read my fic and that’s all they felt it was worth. 1 click. And the longer the fic is, the more effort I’ve put into it (for instance, 2 years of my life and 200k+ words and a LOT of love), the harder that blow strikes. It feels like having written a 200k word love letter to the fandom and just getting the “X has read your message” notification at the bottom of a text convo. (Kudos have exactly 1 merit; when I receive a notification with 1 person’s name on a bunch of my fics at once, I love that. I love knowing someone liked one fic enough to go and read the rest. That’s… that is nice. That’s when I know a kudos is not just “I read it”).

Bookmarks are slightly better, in that it at least tells me that a reader wants to be able to find the work again, hopefully to reread it. Bookmarks with notations for why the fic was bookmarked or with notations regarding what the reader needs to read to remind themselves which fic it is, are even better. Those things tell me a reader not only wants to find the fic again, but enjoyed it for X reasons. I like that. Some of my favorite bookmarks have been ones where people just added quotes of their favorite lines to the bookmarks, with nothing else added, because that tells me they liked words I wrote. I guarantee you that I go through all the bookmarks on all my fics at least once a month to look for those kinds of bookmarks.

All of that being said… I miss comments. I am not ashamed to admit this- I miss them SO MUCH. I wrote in fandom maybe a good 15 years ago, when was the big name in fic and their commenting system sucked so much but so many more people left comments without the kudos button cop-out. I remember writing back at the ends of fics because there was no reply feature on comments. I literally formed two lifelong friendships with people who regularly commented on fics I wrote. I formed several other friendships that helped me through some of the most desperately lonely and hard years of my young adulthood, all because people just commented on fics.

And that kind of community is just… so lacking in many fandoms these days. I started writing for a new, small rarepair fandom community not long ago, and I’ve been blown away by how nice folks have been in comments, and I’ve started making friends with regulars again and oh, I cannot express how nice it feels to NOT feel like i’m shouting into the void anymore. I will literally stay here forever and write a million stories for this pairing if people continue to be so kind. And I know a lot of writers can relate to that feeling (because I know a lot of writers, and they tell me so). It doesn’t take a lot for a fandom to take care of its fanfiction writers, and yet… often it’s just not happening. And we notice that, too- we notice when people don’t respond.

So, like. Yeah. This went a lot of directions, I’m sorry, you’re just the first person to ever ask me. To answer you in short, trust me, we notice when you respond to our writing in literally any way, because we are starving for it. If you bookmark things, we definitely notice it.


I’ve added a lot of stuff to the battle system sense the first demo. running through the GIFs in order:

1. new battle hud and menu options. Still not 100% happy with them, but they look a lot better than before.

2. You can now tattle enemies! do this to reveal their stats, tips, and a bit of flavor.

3.Enemies drop experience orbs when defeated. The orbs still need to be colored though.

4. prize stars for winning an encounter no longer explode out of the enemy. Being honest, I kinda miss it already. : /

5. stars showing how much damage is done in battle. The number of stars is equal to damage dealt. : P

And those are all of the big changes so far. Next is gonna be long overdue battle animations, leveling up, and stat buffs.

anonymous asked:

Can you make a post about untouched civilizations? I have recently become interested in ones that still exist and how they still thrive. Thanks!

I can’t say that’s something I know all that much about to be honest but you’re right, they are fascinating. However, I can certainly research it and put it on my list of requests.

oliverherold  asked:

Hi !! I had two quick questions 1. How do you stop your liner lines from smudging when you go over it with Coptic (is it black magic cause I'm betting it's black magic) 2. I know you had posted where you were getting those pants on Instagram but I've forgotten and they look rlly cute ?¿ so pls tell me ThankssomuchIloveyourworkgottablast 🐝🐝

heyo 1) it doesnt happen to me often to be honest, it really depends on the paper you’re using if anything :0 2) got them from! i can’t remember the specific name of them individually but they’re under men’s harem pants

anonymous asked:

thanks for falling, it's amazing!! obviously i have been rereading ws (i've honest to god lost count of how many i've read it) and i noticed this little thing in the ch 17, just about where victor's fs begins - it says 'carried him thousands of miles to the east', but isn't v at that point actually west from yuuri - just in case you wanted help, otherwise don't worry about it ❤️❤️

Ha! Well, that’s a dumb mistake.

It’s funny how blind you can get when you’re editing something you’ve been looking at for days.

Thank you! I’ll get that fixed.


Hello everyone I thought I’d make a quick post introducing myself as I have reached 100 followers and to be honest I love you all for supporting me.

My name is Ashleigh and I’m from Britain, I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember and my first time I actually wrote a proper story was in primary school about how a black hat transported me back to the day my cat died. (first time experiencing death of a pet)

I’m a bit of an insomniac and spend my nights writing and my days at work. I’m usually working on a few projects all at once lol

My main book that I am writing is not on here as it is not finished and I have a lot of proof reading for it and to fill in some plot holes. I started writing it about 3 years ago and it is about a Human/Alien war but is told from the Aliens point of view. It’s going to be 3 books long and I have written the first two and am about 15% roughly through the third so it is all coming together.

I do appreciate feedback as it inspires me to keep going and I love knowing thatpeople are enjoying my work.

Ashleigh xxx

anonymous asked:

Hector and baileys pokemon are overpowered.

To be honest, I can understand why you say that.

The reason for their Pokemon being so powerful at this point has two factors.

The first is based around pacing and wanting them to get to some story bits that will build their characters more. While having the battles be longer and challenging would be cool, it’d take up a lot of time and might feel like it’s dragging to get to the story.

And the other is how much space I have to work with in Tumblr’s format. There are times and places where I want to have longer, more challenging battles for them later on, but I only have 9 image slots to work with. The first big fight scene I did with Hector and Gladion filled all of those. In order to have the later, more challenging battles feel well paced, I’ll have to do a lot of planning around that image limit.

So I can understand them feeling overpowered right now, but battles will get more challenging for them later on. Right now I want to focus on story and character aspects before doing any large and epic battle scenes.

anonymous asked:

Every last quote from Jeff Bhasker about harry is pure gold, you can totally tell how much he respects and loves harry and that makes me so proud and happy. I am so thrilled that harry really followed his heart on this album and took some risks because it feels so genuinely him and it's clear that people are responding to it in such a hugely positive way. And it makes me even more excited to see what he can do now that he has this experience under his belt.

SAME! you can see he respects him a lot as an artist and he also has incredible things to say about him as a person which makes my heart melt!!! I love how they keep saying, the people involved in making the album and harry himself, about how risky it was and how Harry was completely okay if it didn’t get huge because it was him being honest and making the music that he wanted to make! you can totally see how much he actually loves his music every single time he’s out there performing it live and in every single interview where he has talked about the album. I am so proud of him for not settling to making music he knew would be heard and taking a risk, and the fact that his label and everyone around him just supported him in that decision shows u how much trust they have in him as an artist and that’s a dream for everyone tbh I love how far he’s come!!

anonymous asked:

(INFP) How can I know whether my attraction towards a past interest is just me desperately trying to pick up some of that passion I used to have or not? I never really wanted to quit it but there were many complicated reasons which made it difficult to continue, and I started feeling inadequate and fell into a state where i lost interest in anything I’d ever felt passionate about. I never officially gave it up. I can still feel that passion but I don’t know if i’m just remembering -

[con’t: deluding myself into a fantasy based on an idealized version of what it used to be like, thinking that I want it in my future.]

Is this going to add real, tangible value to your life? Ask yourself how you are feeling about life right now. Be brutally honest. Are you happy, content, satisfied? Do you feel unhappy, numb, dissatisfied, that something is missing? Low Si commonly seeks comfort in the past to fill a void in the present. And the void in the present is often caused by wonky Ne and not being able to visualize new and interesting ways for oneself to develop into the future. Ask yourself if you’re trying to fill a void because you are having trouble moving forward and out of your comfort zone. If so, you may be reaching in the wrong direction.

bowlofgabe  asked:

Hi, someone wants to commission me for comics, but comics arent my specialty. how do you price stuff, and do you have any resources for layouts?

I’m gonna be honest and say I have no idea! I haven’t taken commissions for comics, sorry :^( and I don’t really know any resources for layouts either!


Mental Health: The Data

Hey, Tumblr! We hope the week two prompts for Mental Health Month are treating you well. In the spirit of the theme, posting it for each other, we wanted to celebrate one of the most helpful communities out there: yours. You’ve helped shape Tumblr into an incredible community for support. To take a look into exactly how it’s flourished over the years, we teamed up with Fandometrics (@thefandometrics) to bring you some sweet, sweet data.

How you talk about mental health

Discussion around #mental health has steadily grown year over year since 2013, with a 248% uptick of original posts and reblogs made between 2013 and 2016. In that same time span, original posts and reblogs about #therapy increased 29%. Much of that conversation was rooted in real people sharing real stories. Emotional and honest stories, like how therapy can help you better understand your life, how to say good-bye to the wrong therapist, or the difficulty of making the sometimes daunting decision to begin therapy for the first time.

Originally posted by robowtie

There has also been a significant rise in people seeking ways to take care of themselves. The self-care movement has seen huge increases in searches (733%) and original posts (567%) between 2013 and 2016. Over the past six months, we’ve seen total engagement (searches, original posts, reblogs, and likes) around the #self-care tag spike with correlations to holidays and events in the news:

  • 240% increase the day after the US Presidential Election
  • 321% in the days following Christmas and Hanukkah
  • 561% in the days leading up to the Inauguration, and
  • 342% in the days following Valentine’s Day.

Anatomy of a post

To get a better understanding of what the public-facing conversations consist of, we looked at the top posts for the #mental health, #positivity, and #self-care tags from the past few years. We noticed a few trends that continued to appear over and over again:

Originally posted by nocturnalkitten

Make your dash more positive

Because this is all about posting it for each other, here are a few great blogs to make your Tumblr experience more positive and healthy:

  • Positive Vibes (@posiviibes) provides positive and friendly text art in soothing colors.
  • LGBT+ Positivity (@goodpositivitylgbt) focuses on messages of positivity and validation for the LGBT+/MOGAI community.
  • Why Did You Feel Proud Today? (@todayifeltproud), a space to submit your accomplishments, big and small.

For more follow inspiration, check out our roundup from last week. We’ll be posting more each Friday this month. Keep sharing your stories, Tumblr, this month and every month.

eclipse89  asked:

While I was rereading some of the questions asked, I noticed a number of them involved Hector's reaction to Ilima doing this or that and I couldn't help but ask... How many drawings of Hector blushing do you have in that safe?

Only a few actually. Usually I use the same one to save time, and only make a new one for a few specific questions.

To be honest, for any future questions that essentially boil down to “How would Hector react to Ilima ___?” I most likely won’t be answering, mainly because they all boil down to the same reaction: Hector getting flustered and stuttering like a dork.

So if you send in a question like that- sorry, but you can just look through previous Q&A Friday asks or Hector’s tag on my blog and you’ll get your answer. I don’t want Q&As to get repetitive with the same image of Hector blushing.