i actually put effort into this one

anonymous asked:

hi i wanted to tell you that you've helped me in so many ways. 1) i actually care about shakespeare and have put effort into examining macbeth in school 2) i used to be god awful at planning what i wrote and now i'm ok at it thanks to the stuff on your blog 3) you're so encouraging all the time that it's made me a lot more confident sharing what i've written with my friends there are more things but i can't put them all down into one ask so i'm just going to say thank you so so much <3

Thank you so much for sharing this. Writing often feels a bit like yelling into the void, and running a writing blog even more so, and it’s lovely to be reminded that there are people out there somewhere, reading and finding a little something helpful in what they read. I’m so glad to have been of any help, and I wish you the absolute best of luck in all your academic and creative endeavors. 

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I’m a serious artist, I tell myself, every day a little less convincingly

I am so fucking glad Funko is putting actual effort into the Cuphead figures instead of their usual generic style

The Devil one also looms over Cuphead and Mugman, being two inches taller than them, so I feel like the three would look great displayed together.

EDIT: Okay yes, I am aware now that Funko Pops are the generic-looking ones and these are not Pops and Funko actually makes on-model figures sometimes, thank you for telling me 5000 times

Alright folks. I have no idea about what the fuck the McElroys are. No go damn clue at all,, people have been obsessed with them for months and like a god damn fool I am lost after all this time. and I’ll see stuff about them on my dash,, but it always leaves me with more questions than answers?? Like are they producing podcasts?? But I’ve also seen videos of them., so what the fucks that about?? I’ve heard about an adventure zone? I think they make that? Like I’m somewhat sure they’re producing fictional content, but whenever people talk about it they always just mention the McElroys like they’re characters in the content they’re producing????? And ALSO aren’t they brothers?? For some reason I’m p damn sure there 3 of them, but?? I’ve only ever heard anyone talk about Griffin McElroy. Is he just the most popular or do the other two not exist and I’m going crazy, are there more than 3 brothers.? What exactly are they making? What are they doing??? Are the McElroys real people??? I’ve heard about my brother my brother and me, is that some kind of music thing? Every now and again Griffin McElroy will pop on my dash like some kind of godforsaken cryptid but no one else seems the slightest bit confused about all this shit?? And I know I haven’t actually put up that much of an effort to figure it out, but whenever I see a new thing tagged Griffin McElroy, I feel more lost than I ever have in my life and like I’m fucking Charlie and I. Got. Boxes. Of. Pepe. Silvia.

ways to study for exams that are actually productive
  • use actual note cards for vocab. yes, apps like quizlet are dandy when you’re on the go, but actually physically writing out each note card helps put the information into memory faster than typing them.
  • visual learner? make charts and diagrams. they don’t have to be pretty. the lines don’t have to be perfectly straight. it doesn’t have to be photogenic. but if it helps you learn, do it.
  • after you take notes (in class or at home/from your text book), write down possible quiz questions about the material on the next page while it’s still fresh in your mind. later on when you’re studying for the test, use these questions to gauge what specifics out of that chapter you need to work on the most.
  • start sooner rather than later. i know, you’ve heard this a million times from every teacher ever. but it’s legit. especially as you get into harder level classes and college courses because there is literally so much material that the tests cover that you simply can not accurately learn all of it over night. instead, start about 10 days in advance (but of coarse, the sooner the better).
  • studying doesn’t have to be a big giant study session that takes hours. if you start far enough in advance, study sessions can be around an hour, hell even 45 minutes is a good. if you go too long in one study session your brain will be fried and studying will be pointless because your brain won’t be processing any of it. that’s why it’s important to take breaks and not just cram for 5 hours the night before an exam.
  • actually study. hold yourself accountable and make your education a priority. if you have homework and studying to do, make it a priority over going partying or watching tv. there will be another party. you can dvr your show. you can’t take your test on a later day because you don’t feel ready. so be ready.
  • be careful with study groups. if you have a study group with all of your best friends, lets face it, you’re going to end up spending more time talking about harry styles and supernatural than actually studying. it’s better to have a study group with people who are your friends, but not best friends. and it’s better to keep it between 5-7 people so that everyone can be involved.
  • if the material is just super confusing and you can’t seem to understand it no matter how hard you study, it’s not you. it’s the way you were taught it. each teacher teaches a bit differently, and maybe their style of teaching just isn’t for you. if this happens, find a way that explains it the best for you. for example, if chemistry is just super confusing for you, try watching the Crash Course chemistry videos on youtube or have a friend explain it to you. this will give you a completely different perspective on the material and will help you understand it better.
  • at the end of the day, remember that everything will be okay. studying can be stressful, especially if it’s in a class that you struggle in. but i promise you that you are not the only one who struggles sometimes in school, it’s a part of being human. as long as you actually put in an effort and try your best, be proud of yourself. take a deep breath. and remember: you got this.

My new meds make my skin throw a fit. It’s not terribly bad, just a few things here and there, but it’s bumming me out because I’ve never really had too many run-ins with acne.

My four-year-old sister, however, is under the impression that it’s just “3D freckles”, and that they look very, very pretty. She wants all of my freckles to “pop out”, especially the ones across my nose; they’re her favourite.

And it puts me in this weird position where I can’t say, “No, this is acne, and it’s bad,” because I don’t want to teach her that it’s a bad to have unclear skin, you know? I tried to tell her that my skin was sick because of the new medicine, but she was having none of it. She didn’t think they were any different than all of my literal, actual freckles, despite my efforts to delicately tell her otherwise.

Kids are weird.

The more I think about interactions I have with children, the more I realise that children will consistently compliment “flaws” until they’ve been taught not to.

Like, a kid at the library, whose sister has vitiligo, saw my scars once and suggested that his sister and I should be cats for Halloween, since I have “tabby skin” and she has “calico skin”. “I can be a black cat,” he immediately added. “It’s not AS cool, but they’re the spookiest.”

When I started losing weight, my little brother immediately demanded that I gain it back, because I wasn’t as comfortable to cuddle with anymore.

And my other little sister always wants to wear her paint-stained clothes to school so that “everyone can tell [she’s] an artist”.

I don’t know. I guess talking to little kids just reminds me that all of this superficial shit we worry about really is 100% made up.

It makes me sad, that people don’t see the difference between someone who is multilingual because of their background and someone who spent years and years of working hard to learn foreign languages. 

As someone who can communicate in four languages without actually having to try hard and could become fluent in them by just spending some time studying…I could never EVER tell a monolingual person who tries to learn one/a couple more languages that they “are not that special lol ” or that they “are already late and shouldn’t even bother”, or that they “should get over themselves, speaking/learning a foreign language is not that hard”, or anything else that might discourage them or make it seem like what they are doing is not the coolest thing ever. Learning languages when you are older and need to put in conscious effort is hard and sometimes tedious (especially when you only spoke one language your whole life).

So if you are someone who grew up in a place where most people speak one, maybe two languages, please don’t let people from multilingual countries get you down and make you feel stupid because you are only working on your second language. Or because you are a teenager/grown up and  “can only count to four in Spanish”. Or because “a lot of countries are multilingual anyway so all you effort doesn’t mean anything” etc. Work at your own pace, that’s good enough. 

What you are doing is very very cool.

Imagine your boss, Dean Winchester, flirting with you every time he can.

“And last but far from least-” you let a small sigh, looking at the door in case someone was coming “Mr Fury asked to see you.”

“Fury? As in Nick Fury?” Dean raised and eyebrow, his interest peaking.

“Exactly. It either has to do with the damage you and Mr Stark caused on your small trip around town or-”

Dean chuckled, leaning back in his chair “Come on (Y/n), we were drunk!”

“That does not justify it. On the contrary, it was reckless to go take his suits while being drunk.” you said with a pointed look and his smile turned into a softer one.

“You know-” he leaned forward so that he was closer to you “I love it when you care so much about me.”

“Mr Winchester.” you scolded softly, not meeting his eyes but still unable to hide a small smile from your face.

“I thought that by now we had agreed on that, sweetheart. It’s Dean.” he said, sounding a little disappointed.

“You know that can’t happen, Mr Winchester.” you mumbled, starting to place all of his files in place. Anything to keep you occupied from looking him in the eyes “I’m your assistant.”

“Well then we can arrange that. I could always fire you.” he gave you a cheeky grin as with wide eyes your head snapped to him.

“What?” you stood there frozen for a second until he started laughing at your expression.

“Just kidding. There’s no way on Earth I would fire my most trusted worker.” he shook his head “Besides, this enterprises would crumble down without you here to be honest.”

“Glad you appreciate my job then, Mr Winchester.” you chuckled with a small sigh of relief, shaking your head at your boss.

He rolled his eyes for a moment “That’s just not going to go away easily, is it?” he huffed, almost disappointed and you bit the inside of your cheek; still not looking at him.

“Wish it could.” you mumbled and saw him from the corner of your eye get up and walk towards you.

“You know it can-” you almost jumped at how close he had gotten without you realizing it, his breath only fanning over your cheek and his hand on your back “It’s all up to you.”

“Mr Winchester please-” you glanced at the door nervously “Someone might walk in. I just- I don’t want them to think I am taking advantage of-”

“Of who? Me? Sweetheart by all means, do so.” he gave you a boyish grin and you couldn’t stop a chuckle at his words, shaking your head.

“No. Of the time I spend with you. I- I worked hard to get this position.”

“I know, I saw it for myself.” he frowned slightly “That’s why you got the promotion.”

“Yeah, well if they see us like this they’re not going to think exactly that Mr Winchester. I don’t want people to assume I am here because I am sleeping with my boss.” you placed a hand on his chest, regretting it but still pushing him away. You couldn’t even dare look him in the eyes, you couldn’t take the heartbroken look on his face.

“But they don’t have to see us, if that’s the problem.” he suggested after a long pause and you frowned.

“What?”

“I mean if that’s what you’re most scared of- we don’t really have to tell everyone. Let them find out on our wedding day.” he added with a wink and you couldn’t help but giggle at him.

“Mr Winchester-” you started with a small whine but you knew you didn’t have an excuse good enough. Honestly you were mostly trying to convince yourself that you couldn’t be with him than him in the first place. Besides, it was your own feelings you had been battling with mostly these days than your boss’s advances and flirty remarks.

“Come on, just give me a chance. You’ll see I’m not that bad!” he threw his arms in the air and you bit your lip.

“Mr-” you stopped yourself “Dean, I know you’re not.” you confessed looking him in the eyes “And I know that if the circumstances were different- I wouldn’t have hesitated for a second. Especially after such a surprise.” you added with a chuckle and he grinned.

“You like them?” he remembered the flowers he had sent to your apartment. One of his many attempts in getting you “Took my brother’s advice in it.”

“The flowers were amazing, really.” you admitted “But I was mostly referring to the sweets, especially the pie.”

“Well, that one was my idea actually.” he confessed, full of pride and you giggled.

“Oh I bet!” you shook your head with a laugh.

“Say-” he spoke up, a hand again being placed on your back “How about I take you out… for pie and burgers and we can make a fresh start?”

“Dean” you sighed “You’re not going to give up, are you?”

“Hell to no.” he confessed.

“May I ask you- why are you so interested in me? Up until a few months ago I was just one of the secretaries until I became your personal assistant. But still- nothing more.” you dared look him in the eyes, only to see confusion written all over his face.

“I think we’ve made it clear that you got this position because you are the only one that actually puts effort into their work. Plus, you’re the only one that knows me so well and doesn’t dress up on purpose to show off and turn me on.” he shrugged, before pressing you close to him “That happens either way.” he added and you rolled your eyes at his cheekiness.

“I’m only wearing a white blouse and pencil shirt.” you mumbled.

“As I said- too fucking hot.” he growled almost in your ear and for the first time you let him kiss your cheek without you pushing him away.

“Dean” the way his name left your lips was definitely something you weren’t planning on.

Dean grinned widely “See? Already getting there-” he licked his lips “Do you really want to know why I am so interested in you?” he said in a low rough voice “Because you’re special. Because every morning you have walked in my office, hair a mess, no make up on and clothes a little a little wrinkled with a few buttons undone-” he paused for a moment, his eyes roaming your body “I can only think of how gorgeous you look, and how I’d love to see this sight every fucking morning. Especially after an intense night of-” he paused grinning up at you, only to see a hint of red on your cheeks.

“Gosh I would so love that.” he breathed out huskily, his breath tingling your lips as his face stood only a few inches away from yours.

“I’m- I’m not that-”

“I swear to god, if you complete that sentence I am just going to grab you and prove you wrong right here and now in any way you can imagine.” he said with a slight growl and you swallowed the lump in your throat, feeling yourself shiver when his hands started traveling. You couldn’t deny you liked it a little too much.

“Do you even know the things you do to me when you lean over my desk?” he whispered, resting his forehead on the side of your head; his lips brushing past your ear “With those tight, black skirts. I’ve had such a fucking hard time concentrating during meetings just because of you. You don’t even have to touch me, hell not even say something and I know I am a goner. I can’t think straight when you are in the same room. And gosh, you’re not even doing it on purpose. You’re so clueless.” he grinned “So adorably clueless.”

“Mr Winchester” you whispered, fisting his suit jacket in your hand.

“And the way you say that- I hated it so much at first, it felt like you put a wall between us. I still do but at the same time-it sounds so innocent, so unintentional that you can’t realize how cute and hot it sounds at the same time.” he chuckled and you bit your lip.

“And as if all of that is not enough you- you are such an amazing woman. You actually listen to me when I need it, you try to understand me and you- you love rock too. You listen to me ramble about my car when my own brother always tries to make me shut up when I do. You actually know so much about me, every side of me, that no other woman I’ve been with has ever known. And that’s only because you are the one interested.”

“I can’t help it you know.” you whispered, looking at him through your eyelashes.

“I know. Trust me baby, I know.” he breathed out, cupping your face and before you had the time to react he crashed his lips to yours.

I guess I overdid it, huh XD Second kiss, anyone?

Finally Tianshan week, yeah, I’m so excited for this~ 

Day 1: Pursuit (He Tian needs an answer and he gets it. Hrr hrr. Someone is following his heart…)

SLIGHTLY EDITED. I tried to erase a few mistakes. Sorry, everyone! *waves*

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Woah!!

WOAH!!

WHAT IS THAT!!

Actually if you don’t know what is that, go check out the first part of this silly comic

But yeah, it’s already done!

Tbh, I wasn’t satisfied with the first part, so I tried to put some more effort to the rest of the comic,, I hope it’s noticable :’)

Tumblr won’t let me post everything at once, so,,

This one will be the second part

The third part is here

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This is a months old ask in reference to this comic. Part of a whole McHanzo-y thing that I have made enough random parts to at this point that I’m just going to make a special tag for it. OTL Anyway, I threw this together since I’m getting back into the headspace for that spin off cause, as per the list I made, the next continuation comic is up in my queue. The last one I was pretty disappointed with in terms of skill level. I mean, I know I make a point of not putting a mountain of effort into them just so they don’t take forever, but then the downside is I end up pouty of the result. XD Which is much easier to do when it’s people and not robots. So I’m going to try to find a better balance in this next one so hopefully I end up liking it more.

ANYWAY AGAIN: To actually answer the question: Hanzo basically just charged the necklace with dragon power™ since it was made from his weapon materials. It doesn’t really do anything but look cool BUT if McCree has it on him, he is very easy for the dragons to find. So now if they get let out in a fight, they might pop over and say hello to McCree on their way back to Hanzo. Hanzo did not know this would happen and he is secretly embarrassed by their behavior. 

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@crankgameplays just recently hit half a million subscribers so I wanted to draw this in celebration! Im a relatively new subscriber and I enjoy his content a lot, he definitely does deserve so much more because you can tell that he puts a lot of effort into his videos. He’s actually now one of my inspirations to keep going with youtube because he started off young and has been working ever since and I admire that, and to see how much he has grown makes me believe I can do the same as well. So thank you Ethan for being awesome :D

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Welp looks like this is something I spent my time on - Class 1A and their first pokémon! Some of them more obvious than others, look at me go off blabbering about the hows and whys under cut~

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