i am not even online

AAh gosh ok some updates:

first - 

Second place winners of the raffle - expect to see your finished pieces soon! (Within the next few days)

First place - I still need to line art and do the rest of it so I thank you for your patience! 


Second:

I am now debating on putting up commissions. I am not finding a job as quickly as I thought I would be able to - and I don’t want to just sit and wait for something to happen. So I thought about doing art commissions! 

I am still debating on it due to not finding what kind of licences, establishing a payment method, and other more legal aspects of doing art commissions online (all I find for it is ‘get a payment account, show your prices, and do the commissions!’ steps… nothing about if I need to be registered in my area as a solo business owner and having a licence to sell, or if there are items for later on if taxes come into play, etc…)
But yeah - that’s my current dilemma with that o-o


But yep - that’s what I’ve been currently doing! I’ll give more updates as time goes on with both of these things! And if I do start commissions - all prizes will be finished prior to me starting that. 

2 AM....

*checks tumblr message from peeps in America*
*sees @therealjacksepticeye is online*
“Wait a second….why on earth is Jack still online? It’s 1am over there…”
*sends Jack question why he’s still online*
“Wait a second….why am I even online…it’s an hour later over here….”
[5 minutes later]
“I should travel to America, then I’ll actually sleep and wake up at normal times. I probably won’t even have a jet lag….”
[2 minutes later]
“On the other side…Trump is there and I kinda like Europe….imma just stay a European night owl”

[5 minutes later]
“Wait a second Canada is on the same continent….I could go there, have no jet lag and Canada is pretty cool…maybe there’s northern lights if I go at the right time…..”

not to sound like an old lady but I remember……

  • back when there weren’t hacks and we all had to duplicate crap with that turn-off-your-wifi-when-the-session-is-ending-at-the-exact-right-moment
  • when clover paths blew up in popularity and we all shared the same pain of having to dupe for hours and hours to fill our towns with clovers and WHOA I FOUND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER I WONDER IF THAT MAKES ME LUCKY
  • I remember when all the drama was on acnlconfessions and about 50% of it was furries
  • that infamous club tortimer troll guy who made me cry that one time and wow that was so stupid omg
  • “why is marshal so popularrrrr I only liek the UGLY villagersss” - about 30% of submissions to confession blogs
  • when I sold marshal to someone for 40 million bells omg
  • beetle farming for hours and hours to pay off them loans because once again NO HACKS
  • kind souls posting their high turnip prices and letting people come to their towns to sell, those people saved my life
  • the great pastel vs. forest towns debate (is that still a thing?)
  • when the sloppy set was a Huge Deal and now I never see it??
  • north tbh, I miss it
  • dream suite: “is that a bra rack”
  • debates about whether or not tom nook is really evil
  • discovering that you could put ur kk music on shuffle = mind blown
  • the excitement of discovering various new features in acnl for the first time- gem rocks, the clam shell music boxes, bamboo!! amazing!!
  • the term “dreamies” I rarely see it anymore and I am grateful for that
  • and also why did everyone hate jambette so much
  • plot resetting for HOURS
  • WHO REALLY IS ZIPPER T BUNNY??
  • when everyone posted jumping-in-puddle pics
  • “don’t ever wear a crown to club tortimer”
  • villagers vs. pets tag (’: 

maaaan those were simpler times maaaan

I’ve been mia for so long OTL
But mini(?) haul from a stationary/book store in Malaysia where everything was significantly cheaper than sg/online. I wanted to buy the whole store ㅠ.ㅠ

anonymous asked:

Are people allowed to private message you if you aren't mutuals with them or is that a /no/?

ofc you can, but im not good at maintaining convos (esp since a lot of ppl message me & i get overwhelmed easily……)

anonymous asked:

Could I have some tips about writing short stories?

Hey anon!

I’m really happy to be the one to answer this question, because short stories have very quickly risen to the top of my “Favorite Things to Write” list. I find that there’s something really liberating in the restrictions of the style, because it makes your creativity and more craft-oriented mind work in tandem. It’s incredibly engaging, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned over the years!

Before I get into a nice, organised bullet list of advice, I do want to start by addressing a really common misconception about short stories. There are some rumors floating around that short stories need to have a certain…restraint to them in order to be taken seriously. Like they need to be particularly subtle, gritty, hyper-realistic, or generally boring in order to be worth anything. 

Before you fall into this trap, please realise that “literary” is not a genre. Some of the most interesting short stories I’ve come across have been set in the most ludicrous of sci-fi environments, with pieces of the sky falling or smothering the earth in tiny, fuzzy microbes. Your story can be whatever you want it to be— girls from Jupiter or an almost-transcendent discussion of the human experience. You do you, and make beautiful art from it.

That’s my biggest piece of advice for you, anyway. Now onto the actual answer to your question….

Brainstorming

  • Take advantage of writing prompts. If you’re having trouble coming up with an idea from scratch, try getting a prompt from someone nearby or (if you’re as afraid of talking to people as I am) use one of those online generators. Even the ones that don’t stand out to you right away as particularly interesting can be helpful for getting a flow going, especially if you don’t pick around to find one that speaks to you. Forcing your brain to work under those types of restrictions gets you in the headspace for writing shorts as a whole.
  • Start small. Short stories tend to focus more heavily on a single aspect of their content (i.e. a certain character, emotion, or tension), so you don’t really need to know a lot about your characters or their surroundings going in. Give yourself a starting point and let the world evolve around it.
  • Develop your prompts. I like to shoot for about five paragraphs of each prompt. This gives me enough time and content to determine if the idea is going to hold water for a while. If you feel like you can keep going after five paragraphs, do so! If not, find a new prompt.

Starting Out

  • Don’t sweat the first draft. This is more of a general piece of advice, but I’ve found it rings especially true for short stories. The short tends to develop in unexpected ways as you continue to write, and you’re most likely not going to end up telling the exact same story in the final draft anyway (unless you’re Flannery O’Connor, and then the first draft is the final draft). You’ve got a way to go yet, so don’t get caught up trying to make it perfect right away.
  • Keep your end game in mind. It’s easy to get carried away when you’re writing, but this can often lead into spending several paragraphs setting the scene or following a certain topic of conversation that isn’t really necessary. I’ve always found it more efficient to have some idea of where your story is going to end, so you always know what you’re working toward as the story develops. With that being said….
  • Feel free to explore your own tangents. This is somewhat in direct opposition to what I just said, but as long as you have some idea of your end goal, it’s okay to work new things in there. It’s possible that your story may change direction halfway through and you come up with a new end point to work for, so see where your mind takes you!

Writing

  • Set a limit for yourself. Know your word and page count, even if it’s just an arbitrary number you make on the spot. Work to meet it, but try not to exceed it. You end up cutting a lot of irrelevant details and streamlining your story when you know there’s a cap on your content.
  • Figure out the point of your story. As I mentioned before, shorts tend to focus in on a very specific part of the story and let everything else build around it and for it. Have an idea of what you want it to be while you’re writing, and see how keeping that tone in mind affects your writing.
  • Explore new styles. This is another general tip, but I like short stories for the uniqueness they get to have when it comes to style and narrative perspective. Working with styles you’re not really familiar with can bring a whole new angle to your writing that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise, and it’s good to see how that develops and affects your story.

Revising

  • Workshop, workshop, workshop. Feel around your writing community for people who may be interested in offering critique of your story. Bouncing your ideas off of them can help you gain a better understanding of what is/isn’t working within your story, as well as offer new perspectives and interpretations that you alone may not have considered.
  • Analyse your work as a whole. I’ve found that answering the following questions can give you a good idea of what needs to be revised in later drafts:
    • Is there a discernible message to the story? Is it conveyed effectively?
    • What does each element of the story contribute to the piece as a whole?
    • What changes within the story. What do we know or understand now that we didn’t at the beginning?
  • Set a new limit. Change up your word/page expectation and see how the story changes and develops in response.
  • Don’t overedit. If the story feels finished, it probably is. There’s no use second-guessing yourself at that point.

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck moving forward with your stories. Happy writing!

Love,

Penney

You guys have no idea how excited I am! I mean, I’m not even supposed to be online right now but look at what my lovely cousin, @izuminatsuki, gave me for my birthday!!! AvAc Phlint, OH YEAAAAAAA!!! I’m so happy though, like, over the moon happy!!! Look at how cute this is!!!! LOOK AT IT!!!! LOOK AT WHAT SHE MADE FOR ME!!!

She’s not even that big of a fan of Marvel in general but she made this especially for me!!!! I feel so special!!! If you’re a part of the Percy Jackson fandom, make sure to check her stuff out. She’s really great. (She doesn’t accept commissions just yet though)

That’s All, Folks

Hey everyone! After quite a bit of stalling and a LOT of consideration, I’ve decided to stop posting on this blog indefinitely, and unfollow all ace discourse related blogs. I know a lot of people are probably going to be unhappy about this, (and quite a few people will probably be happy about it too, inb4 hilarious ‘the evil is defeated’ jokes) so under the cut, I’m going to explain my reasons for leaving the blog as well as how you’ll be able to reach me in the future!

Warning: Since this is the last post on this blog and I’m by nature a talker who likes closure, it might be fairly long and might contain mentions of possibly triggering topics. 

Keep reading

I wish there was a tinder equivalent for making friends b/c it is so hard to meet new people in a new town when you are working 40 hours a week and have no clue where anything is.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you had an tips on drawing anatomy for a 7th grade artist? Thanks :)

Hey! Unfortunately I’m not sure I have any solid tips that come from me personally because, frankly, I am shit at anatomy. I rely very heavily on references and, if left to my own devices, would be lucky to make a stick figure look decent. But let’s see if I can scrape together something for you.

1. References. I know I said I rely heavily on them but seriously, it’s a good place to start. Draw from life, study photos, screencaps, even other art. Look at how the lines and shapes of the human body come together, how they intersect. Try not to think about every literal line and detail, but start with simple shapes and build up from there. (This is all advice I need to take myself, lmao.)

2. I use a program called Design Doll as a reference for a lot of my drawings. You can move and pose any number of models in a 3D space, and even use morph sliders to customize the look of the model, to make it look more realistic, more cartoonish, even chibi if that’s your thing. It does have its drawbacks (you have to pay $75 for the full version in order to save models and scenes, but for me it’s been a worthy investment) but it’s a fun program to play around in. I dunno, some people might think it’s cheating but it’s been a boon for me.
*ETA: The models don’t have genitalia. The female models can have breasts, but there aren’t any nipples. No man junk. I’d consider this safe for you to use.

3. If you can, hit up a bookstore and try to find a copy of Burne Hogarth’s Dynamic Figure Drawing. It can be pricey but it might be worth the investment for you if you don’t already have it. It’s a classic staple among figure drawing books. My high school art teacher let me borrow his copy and it’s got some good stuff in it.
*ETA: If my high school art teacher felt safe letting me borrow this, I think you’ll be okay.

4. I looked around DeviantArt for you and honestly it’s not easy to find anatomy or figure drawing tutorials that aren’t NSFW or that I’d feel okay sending you because, well, you’re a minor. Shingworks has a few nice tutorials on anatomy and other things, though.

I’m sorry if this isn’t really great advice. :/ Seriously though, look at references, find photos of people in interesting poses, and draw them, copy them, draw them again, and start learning how the human body moves! It’s what I did when I was a kid in elementary and middle school, drawing people without caring so much about what my art actually looked like, and I didn’t do so badly then. :) Good luck and if you ever have any other questions about art, feel free to hit me up!

P.S. here’s something I drew years and years ago when I was your age, back before I knew what fan art was and got caught up in what my work looked like compared to others and became paralyzed by insecurity. Keep doing you and never be ashamed of your work!

So I am going to have to turn off anons for awhile because my inbox is distressing. I love the wonderful and supporting comments I get from time to time but someone has managed to get around me blocking them and I am tired and even though I try my best, their words get to me.

I also need to give myself a pep talk:

I am going to continue to strive to be the best person and artist I can be and pour love into my art and my comments on my reblogs and try my best to be the genuinely nice person I like to think I am, and if I never recover from some asshole trolls sabatoging my reputation and my art never gets close to the average note counts of this fandom’s art, it’s ok because I am making content that I am proud of, whether it be warm my heart Klance pieces, or shit posts that make me laugh.

I am an adult, and I will refuse to let middle school popularity politics ruin my day.

(Edited to add: I wish people would ask for receipts before they take some random blogs accusations at face value. I see so many “Don’t reblog this artist’s art they are a -” posts and I’m like, are you even gonna check?)

500 Follow Forever!

Hey guys!!! I finally hit 500 followers!! That means 500 of you put up with me and my shit and that’s insane. And while it’s not that much, I’d still like to give a shoutout for those who have supported me so far! 

Here are a few of the greatest mutuals alive and I am so very Blessedt.

First, even though she’s not really online anymore, I’d like to thank @hemmoful, for encouraging me to start my little blog in the first place and I am forever grateful. I’ve been given the opportunity to meet so many new people and the support is overwhelming!

@mikeys-jet-black-demons Myrennaaaa you are the absolute best and you’re so supportive and I am so lucky that you’re in my life. I know you’ve been in kpop land for a while but I know you’re still around and that makes me very happy!

@hemmigns oh m y gOD. If you’re not following Daisy, then stop everything you’re doing and do it right tf now. Her tags? Relatable. Her stories? Amazing. She’s a great gal and she constantly makes me laugh and I’m so glad to have her!!

@lukescurlies Lisa and I have a huge time difference between us but we still make time to yell about Luke and how disrespectful he is and how he makes us happy and makes us want to cry all at the same time. lol ily girl!

@ivegotashothough My dearest Sierra.. my beautiful garden angel… the pupper queen… the sweetest peach… thank you for being the most beautiful soul I have ever come across in the entire world. It feels like I’ve known you forever. Thank you for supporting me in everything I do and for not judging me (too harshly). I hope we’re friends forever and ever. ily!!!!

For honorable mentions that still mean the world to me and that you should also follow if you’re not already:

@airplaiines @applesauceluke @badbehaviour @celmmings @charcoaledlines @cashtontrash @gladsyoucame @getsosd @honeymoonmuke @hotdamn5sos @independentassbitch @kaitididd @lhemmings @micool5sos @michaelgclifford @michaelcglifford @okbutluke @orgasmichaels @starsstruck @veinmichael @wastethemuke @mukehug @cliffordchick

anonymous asked:

What are some of the best blogs you follow?

This is a hard one to be honest with you… I don’t follow even 150 people and am seemingly online when majority of those folk are asleep and vice versa. Pretty hard to tell who is excelling at what, but I shall try to categorize people from what I’ve seen and experienced myself if that is alright. 

Cool rpers (as far as I’ve seen):

@light-puns, @mist-corsair, @noxian-rose, @irezcmi, @dravenisms, @forvinti, @the-darkin-mender, @sheriff–cait, @unadulteratedcolordaze

People who are cool in general:

@mystixs, @luxanna-banana, @sunnys-corner, @dunked-darius, @morose-deserter, @thecelestialchibi1, @mystixs, @crystals-angel, @vayne-the-night-hunter.

Some silly/quality content:

@a-dragon-named-shyvana, @lonemight, @sanguineascent, @strategion, @shorthammertime, @ask-le-ali-di-demacia, @ionian-storm-chaser, @nbtalon

People whom I’ve seen around but have not spoken to (them much) but seem cool in general:

@lets-talk-perfection, @shattered-sword, @eciled, @exfury, @alasfuror, @highseaqueen.

In all of those there are many more. But I can’t remember you all. Sorry if I left anyone out. Sorry.