how many times a week do i make a post like that


Hello everyone! Welcome to my 10k Tumblr Awards :D

When I looked back, it’s incredible to see how much has changed. This time 2 years ago, I definitely couldn’t possibly imagine myself reaching this follower milestone or getting to know so many awesome people. Let alone writing layouts, using After Effects, and contributing in various blogs. Thank you all for making this happen. You’re the stars to my galaxy and the reason I have an incredible 2 and half years on this site <3

P.S. I’m also doing this TA on my sideblog bc it reached 1k a little while ago!


  • mbf Hermione (Messi)*
  • Reblog this; likes are for bookmarks only
  • Must reach at least 60 notes (otherwise this won’t happen)
  • Reblog until December 18th. Winners announced on the following Friday.
  • Custom Theme entries: mbf my Theme Blog
  • 1 winner + 2 runner-ups for each category, otherwise stated. Up to 3 winners for Custom Theme / Best Creations. Up to 5 Secret Santa Winners.


  • Lily Evans Award: Best URL
  • Sirius Black Award: Best Custom Domain
  • Taylor Swift Award: Best Icon
  • Fleur Delacour Award: Best Theme
  • Blue Sargent Award: Best Mobile Theme
  • Ginny Weasley Award: Best Posts
  • Harry Potter Award: Best Harry Potter
  • Lara Jean Song Award: Best Aesthetics
  • Henry Winter Award: Best Lit (New category!)
  • Camp Nou Award: Best Football
  • Emma Watson Award: Best Celebrity posts
  • Annabeth Chase Award: Best multifandom
  • Hermione Granger Award: Best Creations
  • Tessa Gray Award: Best Newcomer**
  • Cedric Diggory Award: Most Friendly bloggers
  • Lionel Messi Award: Best Overall
  • Luna Lovegood Award: Personal Favourite
  • Christmas Stockings Award: Custom Theme winners
  • Santa Claus Award: Secret Santa Winners***

* For football blogs: you can follow my football sideblog instead to enter!

** No more than 800 followers or 6 months of Tumblr experience. Please Submit your follower count screenshot to enter if the latter doesn’t apply to you.

*** The deadline for this category had passed. I already started sending messages.


Everyone on the Results post

  • +f from me!
  • My eternal friendship & support <3
  • A spot on my “Updates” section until Easter!


  • You get requests for: personal moodboard, personalised playlist, URL graphic, 1 aesthetic, 1 gifset, 1 moodboard, 1 fanmix +3 more edits of your choice (as long as they are in my fandoms)!
  • 10 screenshot promos by request


  • Requests for: 1 personal moodboard OR playlist, URL graphic, + 3 edits of your choice.
  • 5 screenshot promos by request

Custom Theme

  • You get the same prize as the Winners!!
  • I’ll make you a unique theme by your request. They will not be released without your permission. Please send me the features / specifications that you want in the layout!
  • To ensure functionality and quality, it can take up to 2 month to complete the theme.
  • See examples of Custom Themes

Secret Santa

  • You will receive nice anon messages everyday in December leading up to Christmas
  • You get the same prize as the Winners!!
  • If I have time, I’ll make you an edit when I go off-anon on Christmas Day ;)

Good luck & happy reblogging :D

So the times in Voltron: Legendary Defenders go as such? But like I don’t think we know how many ticks make a dobosh or how many doboshes make a varga yet? If we do and I just missed it out, please tell me so I can include it in as well? Thx!

- Tick(s) -> Second(s)

- Dobosh(es) -> Minute(s)

- Varga(s) -> Hour(s)

- Quintant(s) -> Day(s)

20 vargas = 1 quintant

- Spicolian Movement -> Week(s)

5 quintants = 1 spicolian movement

- Decafeeb(s) -> Decade(s)

I’m starting to see some right-before-the-holidays-be-nice-to-retail-workers posts, so I want to just say a couple things you can do to make your local retail workers’ lives a little easier:

1. If you’re buying cards, especially multiple cards, face the barcode out. This isn’t a huge thing, but fumbling with the envelopes and trying to make sure not to miss any takes time.
2. ASK FOR GIFT RECEIPTS BEFORE YOU PAY. This one actually IS pretty big, as a lot of places require a manager to print them once a transaction is closed. And everyone gets mad about how long that can take, because managers are BUSY right now.
3. Be aware of the fact that many stores can’t match online prices. Don’t waste your time and your store workers’ time by arguing about it.
4. If you try and call your store, don’t get nasty if you have to wait awhile to get through. We’re all doing our best, but EVERYONE is calling or coming in this week, and no matter how many people we staff we’re very busy.
5. This is less a holiday thing, but always think through things you say to retail workers! They almost always have to be nice to you, even when you make them uncomfortable, and that dynamic makes things even more uneasy for them.

my blog became one year old this month and it’s overwhelming how supportive this fandom is and how much fun i’ve had with you guys. i’ve been meaning to do this for a few days but to say that this last week of 2016 was trying is simply not enough. i almost didn’t make anything but i feel like we need a lot of support and love to start off a new year in a better place. so this isn’t really a follow forever – more like, i’m very happy to be able to follow these people and i hope 2017 is a great year to us all 💓

please excuse the graphic, i did not have time to make a proper one today and i wanted a badass leia to go with this

💞 ultimate favorites or i’m sorry but every now and then i stalk your blogs: 

@mlder @hanspolo @cleverdistraction @praisethelourrd @rufustfirefly @becketts @leiasalonga @leias @poeedamerons

💞 i really like following you guys:

@18tpaz @a-nakinskywalker @amidalaspadme @binarysunset @bisexualeia @borderlineanakin @carriefishr @cassianandrr @cloepatra @cvssiansandors @daisyrid @dixonsolo @ffinn @fisherford @han-leia-solo @hanslo @hansoilo @hansolo @hvnleia @hvnsolo @isaccoscar @imwechirrut @jynersoandor @k2so @kanjiklubs @kaydel @kcenobi @leiasreys @leiaorganavevo @oikenobi @oncloudcity @organasrey @otterandterrier @p-andore @peppperpotts @senatorgana @titasjournal @thefirstorders @vesperlynds @xwlng  

💞 special mentions to the blogs i’m a member of:

@fycarriefisher & @harryandcarrison


aight this is gonna be long so strap in kiddos!

so when i started this blog, i didn’t think it’d really get far at all. i just wanted to post art cause that’s what i love doing

then it started gaining traction and i was like “whoa what?”

i’ve met so many amazing people from the 1-2 months i’ve been posting mysme and i’m so grateful to all of them

without my followers and their support/encouragement, i wouldn’t be as motivated to draw

the past few weeks, all i’ve done is draw and that’s amazing to me. before, there were times i went weeks without drawing. but now i can’t go one day without drawing

and that’s all because of you guys. and how i want to keep posting for you

i… i struggle a lot with depression and anxiety, so i try to be as positive and happy as i can on this site. cause when i see the happiness it brings others, it makes me just as happy

so thank you, truly, for everything. if it weren’t for you, i wouldn’t be here. i wouldn’t be as happy with what i do. and i wouldn’t have met so many great people

i also want to thank @auralaet @s-fellows-art @x-i-a-t @11daysofhell for helping and encouraging me!

i love you all


We’re nearing the end of GIFTENING POWER MAKE UP. End of this week, I figure we’ll be all kinds of done.



Here’s how I’m thinking the rest of the schedule is going to unfold:

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st: Madoka make-up. Three hours is what’s owed, but honestly, I think I’m going to try to make a push to just finish the damned thing, so I’m allowing all day.

  • Wednesday, 22nd: Make-up for X-Men Evolution and the 90s animated series. There’s a few hours of that needed, so I’m thinking for the sake of ease, we’ll make it half the day. The back half, I’m not sure. Let’s for now say it’ll be Rest Time, that way if something else happens, it’s just a pleasant surprise.

  • Thursday, 23rd: ‘Fic’n’Doodles, Take Two! BETTER EFFORTS ALL AROUND, ONE HOPES

  • Friday, 24th: Nothing planned publicly. Privately, I’ll be prepping for Saturday and Sunday, which will be:

  • Saturday-Sunday, 25-26th:

The end approaches, but still lots of awesome to come.



I don’t know what is left I can do. I don’t know how to fix the issues I see without everyone here helping us, without listening to us.

Everything Taylor and I do for this rp is to make it better, to make this a more fun and enjoyable environment for everyone….but…

I’m literally constantly stressed when it comes to maintaining this rp now because I feel like no one is listening. The amount of times we’ve warned the rp about bubble rping, between posts on the main (x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x) and posts in the ooc (which I’m not even gonna try to hunt down lbr there are too many posts to even try that) it doesn’t seem to change. Or it fixes for a week, a month, then slips back to the same way it was.

I need you guys to understand, to take some time to really look at your own activity. To look at who you’re replying to and how much you’re replying. I know how much fun it is to work on plots, to focus on your ships and to work on drama. I get it. I’m not free of doing it either, we all slip up now and again; but the issue is that I’m seeing more and more people focusing on those things and skipping over, holding off keeping up with other threads.

I need you guys to understand that when you do this…it makes not only new members but, old members not feel welcomed and makes the rp run slower. It makes people question why their replies are getting ignored and skipped over, they wonder if they did something wrong or if the person doesn’t like their reply, or them or who knows what. When people get on and see that person x and person y have done like fifteen replies to each other and no one else it looks like bubble rping and that turns people off which makes them not want to reply…and it continues.

It’s a vicious cycle.

And I knoowwwww you don’t always have chemistry with everyone, I get that trust me. I do. But that doesn’t mean you have to plot a lot with them, it just means keep up a conversation like you would in real life. you wouldn’t just “POOF!” away after a short exchange of words because you didn’t have chemistry with someone, would you? Unless its antagonistic or they make you so uncomfortable…Try and treat characters like they’re people and keep up threads for a while. If you just literally can’t with another character talk to the mun to see if you can do something else.

Make sure you’re reaching out to people other than those you always plot or ship with, reach out to other members and form connections between characters.

I guess… just make a conscious effort to reply to your other nonplot based threads as often as they pop up on the dash and it’s not a big deal.

And…I’ve thought about literally going to every blog, checking back a couple weeks and seeing what each character’s activity is like, and then messaging each person to tell them that they’re bubble rping if they have–but I realized…yeah sure, that might help, and I’m sure it would for a while. (And maybe I still will) but I also know how much work that is.

I guess to me, I look at a group and I know, I have to reply to every starter I see, and I have to keep up all my threads no matter if I have a plot behind it or not. Because it’s a group. And that’s how groups work, its teamwork. It’s working together to make the group better…it’s not…it’s not an “I have this ship or plot going on. So Imma reply to this and I’ll get to the others later.” Because people will just keep pushing off the others until the thread is forgotten or too old and that just perpetuates the issue.

I’m scared that if these issues persist the rp won’t survive it. That it will slow down to a halt…and then I’ll have to close it. That is if my frustrations don’t make me close it first. I can’t tell you guys how close I’ve come to shutting the rp down in moments of weakness, when my heart hurts and I feel like I can’t do anything to make it better to fix our problems.

At the heart of all this, that’s what I’m fucking terrified of, why I’ve spent the past three or so days so stressed about, why I’ve cried when I’m alone. Because I’m fucking terrified of the rp dying. I mean, yes, of course, I know at some point the rp will shut down, but I don’t want it to be anytime soon. I want to keep this RP alive as long as I possibly can. But it requires you guys understanding and helping us make sure the rp is at its best, that we’re all doing our best as members of this group of writers to make everyone feel welcomed, loved and appreciated as another writer. It requires all of us working together, writing together and not playing favorites.

Taylor and I can not do this alone. It requires you working with us.

So I broke 100 and then a little more. I’m not a fan of follow forever posts. So, I figured I’d do a giveaway of sorts. I’m only going to run this for a week. So it’ll be over the 22nd. The winners will be generated randomly from all who reblog. I really adore you all who choose to follow this account and any others that I make. Thanks for keeping Grandma out of the home!

          Da Rules:

  • You gotta be following me(and you know keep following me)
  • Don’t unfollow it goes with above. It’s not chill especially if I make you stuff.
  • Reblogs and likes count. There’s no limit on how many times you can reblog this puppy, either.
  • Ends on 2/22/2017 at some time when I feel like ending it.

What do I get!!!!

1st place ( one winner )

  • 3 episodes worth of icons(if it’s a character from a show) or a movie’s worth of icons(if it’s from a film) for their fc. 
  • The chance for me to make them a blog of their choosing to service their needs. Depending on what it is–it may be a sideblog. If you do not need or want a blog. You may opt instead for a manip of your choosing.
  • A screencap edit of their OTP.

2nd place ( two winners )

  • 2 episode worth of icons for your fc
  • a screen cap edit for your fc(can be for ship or character alone)

3rd place ( two winners )

  • a screencap edit of their choice
  • an episode worth of icons for your fc
Bear With Me, and a PSA

Hey there, lovelies!

As can be seen, I haven’t been able to post much recently. And the dearth of posts that showed up yesterday morning were all pre-scheduled. As those who have been following for a while may know, I work in a restaurant as a cook and post to this blog when I’m not working, doing housework, snuggling with my boyfriend, or spending some quality time with my altar.

The next week or so will be very difficult for me to make very many posts. Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, and as the restaurant is Italian-themed, it will be extremely busy. Between training a new cook and working long hours to help maintain consistent preparation and meal times, I will not likely be home much for the next several days.

That said, please bear with me!

As for the public service announcement… If you are planning on going out on a date with your significant other at all this week (and I mean from today through to next Sunday), and choose to go to a restaurant, there are some things to keep in mind for the sake of etiquette and staff.

First, be mindful and very respectful toward your hosts, servers, and culinary staff when dining out. All week, these individuals will be giving up their free time and working long hours while stretched thin despite being at full staff. If a mistake is made, be kind and understanding. Some restaurants try to maintain an average time of 15 minutes from prep to serving. If your meal makes it out in that time, keep in mind that the cooks and kitchen staff are pushing themselves to their limit to make that experience possible.

Everyone in the restaurant from the dishwasher to the cook to the server to the manager is making a bit of a sacrifice this week. Many of them will not have the opportunity to go on a Valentine’s date with their spouses or significant others, or have to be away from family as a result of this holiday. Keep that in mind and treat them all well. (And this isn’t an exaggeration… my boyfriend was more than accepting and aware of the situation when I explained that I won’t be able to go on a date with him this week. Luckily we live together, and I can always arrange an at-home date and cook a meal to share with him after the week has passed, but not everyone has that luxury.)

Custom meals are always nice, but do remember again that these restaurants are pushing themselves big time this week. Try to keep alterations and substitutions to a minimum if at all possible (allergies are perfectly acceptable, so don’t feel obligated to eat whole wheat pasta if you suffer from celiac). The more customizations are made to an order, the more difficult it is to prepare it and get it out on time, and it does affect all meals that follow it - I once had an order with so many substitutions that it took me close to 15 minutes just to cook it, slowing down all of the other dishes behind it… don’t be the guy who makes everyone else wait an hour…

And lastly, tip well. Many servers don’t make a living wage, and those that do are still wearing holes into their shoes to keep up. They, like the rest of the kitchen, are doing everything they can to make your dining experience as pleasant and smooth as possible.

All of these things may sound rather picky or common sense, but believe me when I say that they’re important to keep in mind. Plus, showing that kind of respect not only gives the restaurant staff some relief. It shows your significant other a side to you that they can respect in turn! (Impress those lovelies!)

All that said, be well, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day (or Singles Appreciation Day! Don’t think I’ve forgotten about you guys! <3), and Blessed Be! )O(

I am so happy!

After rewatching The Search for Spock (link to post:  last week and Kelvin 1-3 (which are worth a post of their own another time) at the weekend, now it’s time for The Voyage Home!
Let there be whales here!

This movie makes me happy in so many ways. Even the opening music is so happy and lighthearted. Like a promise: “Hey, we have hurt your feelings back in The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, we are sorry, here, take this movie as an apology!”

Yet it is unfair to watch the destruction of the Enterprise again. ._.
Klingon, get a grip on yourself!

I love how Sarek simply walks in on the hearing of the Klingon ambassador. Like “who is talking shit about my son in law?”

“Admiral Kirk has been charged with nine violations of Starfleet regulations.” Hell he’s been doing that like 394 times before.

Initiating Longing Gaze

“How do you feel?”

Why is Spock wearing a bathrobe?

Have they been wearing the same clothes for three months straight?

“Jim! You call me Jim, Spock!”

“I seem to have misplaced my uniform.” Spock you are so precious.

“Uhura is busy. I’m monitoring.”
Bones trying to bond with Spock is the sweetest and saddest thing ever.

Humpback whales!
“They’ve been extinct since the 21st century.” OMG this is still scary.

Bones is somehow wary of Spock while Jim just keeps looking at him, hoping for “his” Spock to return.

“Humpbacked people?” XDDDDDD

Jim calls Starfleet command and everyone’s like “OMG the crazy Cap’n’crew are the only ones who can save us now!”

This time travel scene looks so weird.

“Admiral! I am receiving whale song!” This is why Star Trek is so endlessly precious.

This is even better than beanies.

Bones adoring Jim adoring Spock.

“Everybody remember where we parked!”

I completely lost it when I first saw this scene. Double-dumbass on you!

“Weren’t those a birthday present from Doctor McCoy?”
“And they will be again, that’s the beauty of it.”

Jim giving out the money to the crew like he has NO IDEA how much money he has in his hands.

“What does it mean, ‘exact change?’”

“It’s where they keep the nuclear vessels … Excuse me, we are looking for nuclear vessels.”

Spock gets himself a fanbase at the bus.
How important it is to Jim that Spock calls him Jim. Like hell, you don’t call your husband “Admiral”. I’m crying.

Now where is Spock gone to?

Seriously, where?



“Maybe he’s singing to that man!” I’M DYING OKAY

“The hell they did.”

I love Gillian.


“How will playing cards help?”

Spock looks so lost OMG I want to wrap him in blankets and give him hot chocolate.

“Are you sure it isn’t time for a colourful metaphor?”


“You’re not exactly catching us at our best.” “That much is certain.” YEAH SPOCK REGAINING HIS SASS

“Do you like Italian?” “Yes” “No” “Yes” “No” “I love Italian. And so do you.” “… Yes.”

Bones and Scotty are the most precious thing ever being seen on film. For real.

“You ever fly?” “Oh, here and there.” Occasionally, yes.


I’m sitting here with a grin as wide as my face I can’t stop I am so happy this movie exists.

“Sure you won’t change your mind?” “Is there something wrong with the one I have?”

“You’re from outer space.” “No I’m from Iowa.” Spock’s answer would have been “No, I’m from Vulcan. I couldn’t survive in outer space.”

Chekov is the sweetest thing ever. Everyone on Star Trek is the sweetest thing ever. But Chekov is extra sweet.

“Don’t leave him in the hands of 20th century medicine.” DARK AGES!

“We must help Chekov.” “Is this the logical thing to do?” “No, but it is the human thing to do.”



Can I have a fanfiction about Bones getting stuck in the 20th/21st century and having to work in a hospital full of medieval technology? PLEASE?
Chekov is saved HOORAY!



Bones is happy to get the old Spock back too.



Spock. Makes. A. Guess.
“It is a compliment?” “Yes.” “Then I will have to make the best guess I can.” Look how much Jim’s compliment means to Spock!

The message of this movie is so important. By destroying their environment, humans destroy their own future.
This is why I love Star Trek so much.

I wonder what Gracie and George are telling to the probe. “Hey there, we come from the past, where we lived in this shitty small basin and then were shipped out to sea to get killed by hunters. And then these guys came to get us out of there and broughts us to the present. Was a hell of a trip, but humans are quite alright I guess.”
Probe: “Cool story, bye.”

So now there are two whales there, soon to be three. How is this going to repopulate? What about incest? Or are they going to use advanced 23rd century genetic engineering?

Spock looks so happy and Jim grabs on to him to jump in the water. They are all happy.

Spock goes to stand with the crew. I am in love.

Jim’s punishment for disobeying orders is actually a reward?

“Your associates are people with good character.” “They are my friends.” ASDFGHJKL

“Tell her I feel fine.”

And Jim just stands there, waiting to leave with Spock. Like he still can’t believe to truly have him back.

“My friends, we’ve come home.”

OMG. I love this movie so much. It makes me happy. It’s beautiful. It is precious and it has to be treasured for all eternity.
It is such a feel-good movie.

Also, for some reason, when I think about it, I pronounce “voyage” in French in my head. Dunno. Sounds beautiful.

On “Babygate” (and cherry-picking evidence)

About a week before the Jungwirth-Tomlinson baby was born, I got it into my head that the entire baby thing was a stunt. It was a weird weekend for me. I’m not usually someone who buys into conspiracy theories or whatever, and I like to do a substantial amount of research before I make my mind up about things. Most of the time, I think I’m fairly rational. I started asking around, and people referred me to a few sources that seemed to support the idea that the entire pregnancy was a stunt that was being foisted onto Louis against his will. All of the information I was given supported this claim.

The problem is, I wasn’t given all of the information out there. I have since discovered that the pictures and video I was directed to only made up a very small portion of the pictures and video that actually existed. The purpose of this post is to present a lot of the pictures and videos that have been ignored by people who claim that the baby is fake. The 1D fandom has a very bad habit of treating these boys’ lives like they are fiction. I love fanfiction and I love fandom, but I think that there is a line between fiction and reality that some fans seem to be unable to distinguish. Occasionally, this means that people cherry-pick their evidence, only showing pictures and videos that support their claims, and rejecting all of the rest. I hope this post will remedy some of that. I’m going to try to keep everything in chronological order so that people can follow along, and I will add facts and commentary where I think it will help clarify something. 

Here we go.

Keep reading

Make Research Papers Fun & Rewarding Too!

Hey fellow studyblrs!

A few weeks ago, I made fun of a friend for using Bing instead of Google, and lo and behold he ended up opening my eyes to what is essentially hitting the college student jackpot…lazily. (Note: This is NOT an ad or sponsored post I just want to share this genius service)

If you constantly search google for school and non-school reasons, like I do, you might be interested in trying something I just found out about called Bing Rewards!

How it works:

Every time you are logged into your microsoft account on Bing and perform a search when you’re signed up for Bing Rewards (which is completely free and non-sketchy, trust me I was also skeptical), you get points towards free $5 giftcards to Amazon, Starbucks, and more!

Here are a few example pictures of rewards shown on the Bing Rewards website, there are many more than this, but these give you at least some idea of what they offer you. The “prices” are the amounts of points you have to rack up to redeem each gift card, (each of which you can redeem as many times as you want…i.e. you can get 2 Amazon giftcards if you don’t like any of the other options and have enough points!)  You can get about 30-40 points per day, so it doesn’t take long at all!  Especially if you’re always writing stupid papers like I am.  

I personally always set my goal towards the Amazon giftcards because I can use them to buy textbooks for school. I’ve already earned about $20 worth in giftcards and I’ve had bing rewards for only 5 weeks or so, it’s seriously so easy and amazing and the only non-scammy service like this I’ve found.  

Here’s the link to check it out! Let me know how it goes for you guys if you end up using it, cheers and happy studying!

tag thingy

I’ve been tagged by @slut4reading :)

Rules: Answer the questions in a new post and tag 10 blogs you would like to get to know better.

Nickname: Kat

Height: 5′10″

Time right now: 3:31pm

Favorite music artist(s): McFly, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Mike Oldfield

Last movie I watched: I have no idea, I don’t watch many movies…. oh.. it might have been A Beautiful Mind about 2 weeks ago maybe?

Last tv show watched: How to get away with murder

What are you wearing right now?: pyjama bottoms + nightgown

When did you make your blog?: like 2013 ?

What kind of stuff do you post: mainly books, also other things i like such as nature and food

Do you have any other blogs?: yeah, I have one where I post about animals and stupid humans but I always forget I have it and rant on this blog instead

Do you get asks regularly?: wouldn’t call it regularly exactly

Why did you choose your URL?: I like Tolkien and Kat is my name

Gender: female

Hogwarts house: slytherin

Pokemon team: I have never had to do anything with pokemon in my entire life, sorry

Favorite color: orange

Average hours of sleep: average might be 6 idk, it’s not enough

Lucky numbers:  3

Favorite characters: lol where do I start. I’ll just say The Darkling because he’s my all time fave and I will love him forever. Also Harry Potter and Manon Blackbeak :)

How many blankets do you sleep with?: 1-3

Dream job: I have literally no idea. No job that actually exists really interests me, maybe something in an archive idk

feel free to do this tag, it’s actually quite fun :)

rebbkatt  asked:

I enjoy your solavellan fanfics soooo much ❤ Every line is so beautifully crafted, like I'm witnessing it before me.~ Could you please do one about them meeting in secret in the fade or "in between" while at war after the end of DAI+tresspasser?

Oh you are so lovely for saying so, and of course I can! But since I’ve already done a few post-Trespasser Fade meetings, how about one in the flesh…?


the world’s a beast of a burden (you've been holding up a long, long time)

Her bones are aching, but she suspects it has more to do with spending two consecutive weeks on the road, than it has to do with age. A scant three decades in this world hasn’t made an old woman of her, but it’s a begrudging acceptance, at least when she’s willing to make it, that the last few years have taken their toll. But then, a scant three decades and she’s achieved more than most would in twice as many years – has lost more, too, and had more titles than anyone would need in a lifetime. First. Chosen. Herald. Inquisitor –

Traitor. Conspirator. Wolf’s Bane

The cold water knocks against her, stinging her skin and quenching the churning thoughts – every syllable of every title (one a prayer, another a curse) echoing a failure. She wonders how many they’ll have for her when it’s done; if they’ll even remember Ellana when it’s all over.

Dragging her hand across her face, it’s as much an attempt to physically wipe the thoughts from her mind as it is to rub away the sweat and dirt that’s gathered. It’s been days since her last real bath, although her definition of real is something rather different now than it was when she lived in her large quarters, with its deep copper tub and lavender oils. And taking one now, even just a short one, means travel time lost, and it’s a two-day journey yet to cross into the Anderfels – longer still if she dawdles.

Rocking back on her heels, she considers the expanse of water stretching out in front of her; the river meandering through the landscape, a glassy blue touched with silver from the sun. The temperature is pleasant if a bit chilly, and there isn’t a soul in sight – it’s definitely an opportunity, if she ever needed one, and there’s half a bar of soap tucked away in her pack somewhere.

Her decision made, she’s about to reach for her rucksack when there’s a soft tremor in the air – in the Veil, she realizes with some surprise. He’d taught her how to look for it; how to sense the slight shift in the atmosphere signalling someone’s presence. And she feels it now, but it’s a deliberate thing, the soft ripple almost like a caress – not intrusive, but a gentle warning.

And only one person in her acquaintance knows the workings of the Veil well enough to mask his presence, let alone deliberately announce it.

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Late night planning on a Sunday night for a hectic week ahead. Wrote down everything I absolutely need to accomplish this week, but I’m expecting more tasks to fill up the pages as we go. Also found out making checkboxes for things like French practice and workouts make it more likely that I’ll do them, so I added boxes at the top for how many times I should fill up my 700ml bottle that day to make sure I drink enough water. And, as an added present to myself/new practice, a (relevant) quote (this week by Charlotte Eriksson) on a post-it to keep me going.

hello everyone! this is a challenge i designed for those who are like me and have countless OC’s and not much of an excuse to write/draw/gush/talk about them nearly as much as they deserve. this isn’t meant to be a 30-day challenge, nor is it intended to be kept to any time limit! if you wanna do an OC a week for a month, that’s great! two months? sweet! an OC a week every few weeks, whenever the mood strikes? also awesome! ALL YEAR LONG? holy crap! the possibilities are many and it’s up to you!

too often there aren’t really any chances to do all that cool stuff with your OCs that you might do with fandom characters: write about them at length, draw them without needing some other project propping them up, make playlists for them, or edits, or moodboards, all of that!

well, here’s the chance!

how it works:
- choose a character each week. for that week, do at least three of the challenge pieces, and post them!
- repeat the next week, or whenever you feel like it!

art challenges:
- a bust or portrait
- a full-body shot
- your character in action
- your character as an a/u version of themselves
- as a child (or, if they are a child, as an adult)
- free draw!

writing challenges:
- write about your character from the pov of another character
- a scene centered around an important relationship in your character’s life
- a letter your character would write, even if left unsent
- write about your character’s background - as a scene, a monologue, or however you’d like
- your character in a scene that contains mostly dialogue and only sparse action
- free write!

other challenges:
- a playlist
- a moodboard or aesthetic photoset

crossroadscastiel  asked:

Okay so this is me formally requesting more Hannibal as the monster under Will's bed because this concept is just too amazing. Does Will grow to care for the monster under his bed? Does he confide in him? Does he think of him as a protector and feel safe knowing he is there? Does Hannibal eventually take Will to the dark place beneath his bed where he resides? SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.

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Will curled under his blankets, head tucked tightly and securely beneath his pillows to keep any noise from sneaking into his head. The day had been long with too many people with too many thoughts and urges causing Will to hide in the bathroom stall until his teacher had found him.

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In 2015, being a girl can still be a hurdle, but you can choose to do something other than jumping over it. No one can stop you from walking around it. No one has ever stopped me from knocking it down every single time someone tries to stand it back up in front of me. I’ve got places to go, and they’re more important than a misogynistic child trying to make me play some game.
—  An excerpt of something I started writing today (January 16, 2015) that was originally supposed to be a 30-60 second speech I was writing for my English class about who I am and what I believe, that turned into a messy 2-page feminist rant with all sorts of symbolism that I didn’t know where I was going with. I liked pieces of it, though, so here’s one.

Before the actual answer to this ask, I do need to reiterate that this is not a GoT / ASoIaF blog and it will never become one, because that’s not what I want– but since GoT is midseason, posts related to it are the most time-sensitive and that is why I am making so many of them lately! Thus I apologize for either 1. currently throwing a lot of GoT stuff in your face despite your lack of interest, or 2. a future dearth of GoT stuff despite the past few weeks here making it almost seem like that’s my primary fandom.

And because this post got rather unwieldy in the wake of last night’s episode, let me attempt to save you some time and give you a TL;DR I TAKE THE PHRASE “NARRATIVE ECONOMY” TOO LITERALLY so that you can scroll right on past it. This post is just a lot of narratology talk. It’s much less about how things make us feel and much more about why things might be shaped the way they are. I am aware that this is understandably boring for a lot of people, because the popular dream is to write a novel, not to become an English major THOUGH THANK YOU FOR THAT, IT’S HARD ENOUGH TO GET INTO GRAD SCHOOL AS IT IS

There are spoilers behind the cut, as well as an argument about why I didn’t want to put the spoilers behind the cut, and 2400+ words of me saying the exact same thing a lot of people have said much better already

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