i can see why his art improved

[ @studymei‘s Inspirational quotes for bullet journals and whatever else your heart desires! ]

I have had a rather long collection of motivational and inspirational quotes on my computer for a while which I use for my white boards, exercise books and bullet journals. I thought it time I share them, because I know how difficult it can be to find any that strike a chord. 

I hope you find these useful! 

  • “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ―Aristotle
  • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
  • “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
  • “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ― Lance Armstrong, Every Second Counts
  • “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  • “You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” ― Jack London
  • “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth
  • “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” ― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” ― Paul Klee
  • “The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count.” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
  • “Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.” ― Christine Feehan, Night Game
  • “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” ― Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  • “Dreams are only dreams until you wake up and make them real.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • “Take it easy, but take it.” ― Woody Guthrie
  • “A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  • “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” ― George Lucas
  • “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ― Andy Rooney
  • “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” ― Paul Brandt
  • “All knowledge is worth having.” ― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart
  • “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
  • “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” ― Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

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anonymous asked:

Millie please make one of those amazing posts of yours for Howon too. I love it when non-Howon biased people praise him. Also he deserves all the love but there is still prejudice towards him (thankfully it's less now compared to few years back) So let's spread Holove 💜 - infnthoya

Of course I am more than happy to make a post about our wonderful HoyaYahoHoya! Especially for you @infnthoya !

You can see the previous posts (Sunggyu/Woohyun/Sungyeol) here!


Okay but before I say anything else, this performance he did on Hit The Stage with the amazing (queen) Choi Hyojin still reduces me to tears because it is PERFECTION and it really showcases the fact that Hoya can dance in a different style to his usual go-to hip hop moves!

The theme for that episode was This Love and although everyone’s performances were great, Hoya and Hyojin absolutely deserved their win because this was ART and totally projected all this raw emotion and I will never get over it. 

Hoya is INFINITE’s main dancer and it’s not hard to see why. Over the years it’s been amazing to see him improve and build on his skills and talents. He actually dropped out of high school to pursue dance, even though his family were against this decision. He did eventually get his high school diploma, but it took a while for his relationship with his family (and his father in particular) to be mended again. 

It’s great to see that nowadays, Hoya’s name is often mentioned when people talk about the greatest dancers in k-pop. He is more than deserving of it.


Although Hoya started out as one of INFINITE’s rapper line, he’s had vocal lines in songs for a looooong long time. However, not everyone noticed how much his voice had actually improved until INFINITE’s more recent albums. In 2015 Hoya opened up his own YouTube channel and surprised everyone by posting his first cover - Zion T’s Kiss Me. He followed this up weeks later with an English cover song, an acoustic arrangement of Ariana Grande’s Problem. Although he hasn’t been as active as we might like on the channel, it’s a goldmine that shows of how wonderfully soothing and great his voice is. My personal favourite so far is his cover of 이게아닌데 (This Ain’t It) by Taeyang. But for some nice visuals, check out my second fave (and another English cover), John Legend’s All Of Me. 

Then of course, there’s the fact that he got into the composing game just like fellow member Woohyun. The song One Day on INFINITE’s 2016 album INFINITE Only was co-written by Hoya and was performed on music shows during promotions for 태풍 (The Eye). He also wrote and composed his own track 아무렇지 않은 척 (Pretending It’s Okay), which he performed on 4Things Show. This song seriously gets stuck in my head all the time and I really wish he’d upload a full version on his channel or that it might feature on an INFINITE/INFINITE H album in the future. On top of all of this, Hoya has always been involved in writing his own raps ~~


One of the first things I watched that had an INFINITE member in it was Reply 1997. And in that (incredible) drama, Hoya played Kang Joonhee. And that character was an ANGEL. He played the role so well, so convincingly. I really connected with his character and Hoya was praised a lot for his role. This is my absolute favourite scene of all time. Excuse me while I go cry. 

Hoya has also starred in: Reply 1994 (cameo as Joonhee), My Lovely Girl (alongside member Myungsoo), Mask and as a lead role in the movie Hiya. Currently he is in both Strong Family and Radiant Office. Despite the fact that Lee Howon is an awkward baby, his acting skills are A+++++ so pleeeeeease check out everything he has starred in so far. 


I feel like I got way too emo in this post, but genuinely I love Lee Howon so much and wish he was my best friend tbh. Here are some more things I think everyone needs to know about him: 

  • His sexy, R-rated solo stages. Okay so… these speak for themselves
  • His weird jokes that only he finds funny. Honestly, prime DadJoke material. 
  • Hoya’s passionate hard work. Not only does he dance and dance and dance some more, even to the point of injury (that happened because he danced too hard on an existing weak ankle to ‘impress everyone in the audience’) and well into the night, he also worked hard to speak in Seoul dialect so he could be easily understood by fans. 
  • Overwhelming love and affection for his fans. Everyone always says Woohyun is the fan service king in INFINITE and while that may be true, Hoya is definitely fierce competition. Just look at how many V Live broadcasts the boy has done, his Instagram stories and frequent updates, and the song he covered as a dedication to Inspirit. 
  • His relationships with the other INFINITE members, whether it’s the gag-duo of Sunggyu + Hoya (HOBAK GOGYUMA), the affectionate Dongwoo + Hoya couple (INFINITE H), awkward bros Woohyun + Hoya, brother-like love Sungjong + Hoya…. he matches so well with every member in different ways. 
  • Those eyebrows, that jawline…. His visuals are no joke

And here concludes me pouring all my repressed Hoya feels into one long ass post. I really hope you all enjoy it and please love Lee Howon just a little bit more than you did before

Hi, i’m a new studyblr!

About me:

• I’m Italian

• I’m an art high school student

• I study History of art, Philosopy, Italian literature, English, Audiovisual and Multimedia disciplines, History, but also Maths, Physic, Chemestry.

• My favourite subjects are History of art and Philosopy

• I really like to read and write

• I’m a journal junkie

• I’m also @petitadventures

Studyblrs i look up to:

@studyblr @studyandtea @eleamentary @hittingthebooks @bookmrk @dusknotes @jasperstudies @gabs-studies @bookmrk @nerdastically @studytrack1997 @studylustre @istudiously @solving-equations @studysources @hittingthebooks @sarxhstudies @thornedpages @studyskylar @a-future-disappointment @scinapses @studydaate @stuhdees @thestudypeach @study-matters @snowystudy

Why i start a studyblr:

To stay motivated, to improve my calligraphy, to take notes correctly and to have good and clear notes for all subjects, and also to improve my English :)

Thanks for reading my intro💕 I wish you good luck for your studying! You can do it!🍀

See you soon👋

Me: I’m fine.
What I actually mean: Yotam Perel, the voice actor for Harrison has a youtube channel called LazyPillow (Yotam Perel) and he animates?? Like, he is the cutest person alive his work is so adorable and funny aND RELATABLE WHY ISN’T HE MORE RECOGNISED?! Not only that but over the course of several years you can clearly see his art improve and it makes me weep so much please go watch him and support him.

Right Here Waiting [Bucky x Reader] One Shot.

I slept all day and am now wide awake, so I did some writing. Much angst ahead.

Title: Right Here Waiting

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Request: You’re an engineer like Tony and Hydra takes you and forces you work on Bucky and slowly you fall in love with him.

Originally posted by stanxstan

You wondered if they noticed you were missing. Stark Industries was such a large company, and there were too many engineers to count working for Tony Stark. The billionaire had a lot on his plate: running a company, being Iron Man, and working with the Avengers. A lot of stuff got pushed off to the wayside. People go unnoticed.

In your case, people get kidnapped.

You liked to think that your boss grew concerned the first day you missed work without calling in. That eventually the police were called and your apartment searched. That they would come to realize you did not just decide to disappear or run away of your own free will.

But internally you feared your absence had been glossed over. You tended to keep to yourself at work, feeling more comfortable on your own in the lab than socializing with your coworkers. You never attended one of the company parties. People knew you, but didn’t know you. And you had liked it that way.

Now your tendency to be a loner came back to bite you in the ass.

You had a routine, simple but you enjoyed it. After a long day at work, you would walk a couple blocks to a quiet café for a cup of tea before heading home for the night. I gave you a chance to decompress outside of the deafening silence of your apartment.

All you wanted that Tuesday night was a damn cup of tea. You never did get it. Passing an alley on the way to the café, an arm wrapped around your waist and a hand clapped over your mouth. You felt yourself being dragged into the blackness of the alley and you tried to scream for help. You only ended up inhaling chloroform and passing out.

Not your finest moment.

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anonymous asked:

Fanon Allen: angel. Wouldn't hurt a fly. Canon Allen: get out of my fucking way I'm gonna win this poker game and get all the money, strip everyone naked and leave them in the train with no clothes. No mercy. Innocent who?!

It’s amazing because people get distracted by his angel face and round big eyes and polite speech which is exactly what happens in canon too right before he shows his true colors always - actual Allen will talk shit about random women he’s just met, will hold Bak’s “secret” crush on Lena over his head and threaten him through it, will scare the living shit out of a small child the moment he realizes he’s a small child making him believe he’s been stabbed with a huge ass sword, has and will again yell at the most powerful bad on the whole planet while standing on his back??? - has stripped people naked for money and started stripping himself naked while talking about added prices for it, got in a shouting match with two enemies over who had it worse with their debts (related, had absolutely no qualms telling said enemies that his master was the devil incarnated while they were trying to make him defensive over him and I don’t blame him at all) also anything he’s ever done with Kanda ever, like, that’s a whole category on its own

I mean, Allen’s definitely super sweet and caring and protective of his ideals and the people he loves, but it’s part of his actual plot that somewhere inside him there’s still Red and that a mixture between Allen and Red is his true self and I’ll never stop being amused at how the fandom likes to forget about that tbh

Anon said: Different anon here; you said your creativity was influenced by how much material you get on the subject. Once these characters weeks end, would you be interested in getting some fics written for you? I like your art so it feels like a good way to thank you while also helping you get inspiration for more bokuro, I feel it’d be a win/win situation :) Good luck with all the work you have to do by the way!

I’m always a slut for words my friend !!! Tho I can’t promise whatever you write for me will make me want to draw, I could never and I will never say no to words about my otps haha

Anon said: do you mind other people copying certain aspects of your style? like not exactly the same but for example the way you kinda put the blush colour across the knees and elbows and such? bc i know some artists are kinda picky about that sort of thing

I don’t mind at all, go for it! Most of what I do with my style is a patchwork of things I liked in other people’s styles anyway, it would be really hypocritical of me if I told you I don’t want you to experiment with what you like too - let your creativity be free my friend!

And anyway as long as the hand drawing it is different and you don’t purposefully try to exactly copy something, even things taken from other people’s styles won’t look the same - that’s how art works, after all~

Anon said: hi!! so i was scrolling through your art the other day and it’s really cool to see how much you’ve changed *^^* i love your art so much and i think it’s really inspirational to see obvious improvement i guess? thanks ily good bye

OH MY GOD thank you so much!!!!!! *O* I’m!!!!! really glad you can see my stuff getting better???? AHHHHHH!!!!! what a good ask to get, I’m really happy right now hahaha

Anon said: Kirishima has a bad habit of chewing his pencils when he’s trying to focus and because he has those killer teeth his pencils get fricking destroyed and it stresses everyone out except him so his classmates give him a lot of pencils and he’s bamboozled as to why.

It’s good tho because Kiri doesn’t really realize he needs the pencils himself so he keeps on using his chewed-through ones and hoards the pencils he’s given by the others so when Bakugou’s temper ends up making his pencils explode or Kaminari’s stress fries his into uselessness or Mina inadvertently destroys hers with her acid he can just give them new ones and he feels really good about it

everyone else has no clue how to point out that that’s not why he was given the pencils to begin with because Kiri looks so happy about it too - one day Momo will just make a Crimson Riot pencil with an indestructible material and Kiri will love it so much and they’ll solve the problem once for all haha

Anon said: I seriously can’t get over your chibi style. It’s so cute!

AWWW THANK YOU!!!!! It’s super fun to draw too, so I’m happy you like it!!!!

Anon said: The way you are dodging angst is a true art tbh

Oh my god anon I got bad news for you seems like in the bakushima week I gave in to the soft-sads (note to self: never sketch out prompts when you’re feeling emo for other reasons)

Anon said: does bokuto peel the cheese stick or does he just eat it whole?

Anon as an Italian I have absolutely no clue what a cheese stick is. What is that. What are you feeding your kids anon. I’m concern.

anonymous asked:

Can I get a scenario where Dabi's s/o has to teach him how to take a decent selfie because he's so bad at it?

Save him from himself.


You looked at the snap he had just sent you, unable to tell if it was his face or a piece of burnt toast from the terrible lighting. You sighed, feeling the need to yet again let his terrible photos slide, but you had had enough.

It was time to teach this cocky piece of shit how to take a decent selfie.

You showed up to Kurogiri’s bar later that day, knowing the League would either be out or sleeping since they mostly operated at night anyway. You knocked three time, pausing 4 seconds before the third one.

The door opened, revealing Tomura. He sighed and tried to shut the door on you, but you had kicked your foot in and glared at him.

“Is Dabi here?” You asked, not letting this man child shut you out once more.

“Yes, but only members of the League are allowed in. So leave.” He attempted to scare you, smiling sinisterly at you.

You had long since become numb to the criminal underground though, and simply stared at him blankly, tapping your foot not trapped in the door impatiently. When he saw that you were not going anywhere he moved away.

“At least buy a damn drink.” He spat, allowing you to enter the secret hideout.

“I always do shit stain.” You harassed him, never having been fond of this man.

Much like the man you were looking for, you were not fond of the League of Villain’s leader, but you put up with him because Stain had followed him. However unlike your boyfriend who would be a little shit around Tomura, you were much more cold.

Walking in, you spotted a few familiar faces: Kurogiri behind the bar, cleaning a glass, Toga admiring a picture of that plain looking boy with green hair, Spinner play GTA on the TV with Twice.

Finally, sitting near the end of the row of seats at the bar was Dabi, a halfway gone tall glass of beer by his hand, resting on the counter. You walked over, taking a seat on the stool next to him.

He lifted his eyes up, seeing you next to him. He wasn’t expecting to see you today, so this was a nice surprise.

“Hey beautiful, what brings you to this shit hole?”

You held up your phone, the screenshot very visible to his face. He smirked and glanced back at you.

“You liked my picture that much you came to see me? I didn’t know it would get you that hot and bothered.”

Your eye twitched. “Oh it got me hot and bothered, but not in the way you’re thinking of. As a matter of fact- I hate it.”

Dabi widened his blue eyes slightly, a visibly shocked at this declaration. He knew you could be foul mouthed and rude at times, but you hated the picture. What crawled up your ass and made you such an asshole today?

“I’m going to teach you how to take a proper one.” You started, opening up snapchat.

“Really? This is what you’ve come to bother me about?” He huffed, picking up his beer and taking a long swig. “So annoying.”

“You obviously need to be taught.”

“First, you need to take them in better lighting.” You spoke, showing him how dark the lighting in this particular spot was.

He could see how those cute little cheeks he had a sick liking to were barely visible, as was that twinkle of mischief in your eyes. Strange since he could see both perfectly fine without the camera.

You pulled him towards the larger sitting area, as the lighting was better. You sat him down once more and you sat next to him. You snapped another shot, showing him how improved the lighting was.

“See, now you can actually see the glow of my face. Now step 2: angles.”

“Why exactly do I need to know this?”

“Because I’m sick of everyone getting cute selfies of their boyfriends, but not me.”

He rolled his eyes at your petty and childish reason, but continued to listen anyway. It was kinda entertaining how you were treating this like an art. Though… photography was an art he guessed.

“You gotta get the angle that shows off all your best features. Toga, you’re great at this.” You brought the psycho girl into the convo.

Toga giggled, grabbing her phone and snapping a quick pic. Your phones showed a new snap from her and you clicked it. Dabi and you looked on at the great example.

Toga had tilted her head to the side ever so slightly, one of her buns showing off and her golden eyes catching the attention of the on looker. She had her lips pursed out, one eye winking near a peace sign on her hand.

“She’s a high schooler, of course she knows how to take a damn selfie.” Dabi complained.

“Then why don’t you, Mr. I’m Too Cool For School.” You rolled your eyes and handed him the phone.

“What now?”

“Try it again.”

He groaned opening up the app. “I’m doing one to get you off my back.”

“OOoooooh no.” You sang. “I’ve got all night to get you to take good selfies and you can bet your piercings I’m not letting up until you do.”

Dabi huffed out in irritation. It was going to be a long ass night.

Inktober 2017 day 10: Gigantic ft. Gintoki and strawberry milk

Mainly because I remembered it was his birthday, so why not give him this? Though it’ll be bad for his sugar levels…

anonymous asked:

Could I fic request love letters between Prom and Iggy? :D Thank you.

Long-distance relationship anyone?

/Accepting fic requests until August 1st! Check here for details!

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This probably sounds silly because, as I’m writing this, I’m on the train back home after spending the week with you, but I miss you already. It felt so nice to physically be with you after so long and it hurts knowing it’ll be another few months before we can do it again. God, it’s worth the wait, though.

I’ve been looking through all the photos I took while I was with you and my face hurts from smiling so much. There’s this kid kicking the back of my seat and the old man next to me is griping about “kids these days,” but seeing you smile in those photos and thinking about the time we had together makes things a little more bearable.

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the thing is: i love all SHINee members nd i really think they r so damn talented nd have improved a lot through all these years. so thats why i want SO badly that everybody sees that TAEMIN is more than a dancer this kid really sings well; that MINHO is not just a pretty face he can sing not just rap nd his acting skills r becoming better; that KIBUM isnt just a fashion guy for gods sake he can dance sing act is there anything this boy cannot do?; that JONGHYUN is more than a cry boy (or a sexy guy) he makes art he writes composes and produces his own songs he even wrote a book!; that JINKIs occupation is NOT break things with his finger (!!!!!!!hELp) his voice is pure honey his acting is amazing wth is wrong with those tv shows?! idk… i just wish ppl could hv more respect for who they r nd what they do. is there any sense in what im saying? whatever~

Why “Hello, Neighbor” Isn’t Working

Inspired by this smol bean ^ 

“Hello, Neighbor” was a heavily anticipated game by the gamer community. The concept? Try to break into your neighbor’s house to find out what’s in a secret room. The catch? He learns how you choose to break in, so that each time, you HAVE to figure out a different way to enter the house without being caught. 

Now that three Alphas have come out, it seems like the game was a big letdown for the same gamer community that anticipated it. JackSepticEye cites some of the reasons the 2nd Alpha was so good, and why the 3rd Alpha may have been a big step down. 

Personally, on most of his points, I agree. But this is in no way a stab at the developers or the end all be all opinion of this game. I understand that it’s in Alpha mode, and I am not a game developer so I cannot look at the game as such.

That being said, the 3rd Alpha seems a bit clunky in the following ways:

- The AI is a bit too aggressive, and there’s not any kind of warning system in place (although, that may be an issue that’s resolved once they’ve moved past Alpha). The only real sign you get that the neighbor is chasing you is a sort of “blurring” of your vision, but by then, it’s too late. 

Auditory clues (footsteps, the neighbor whispers, etc) in stereo/fade as you/he move are usually used in horror games and in real life visceral reactions as a way to put one’s self into fight or flight mode, and it could help here.

- There needs to be a consequence to being caught, or it defeats the point of the AI. The second Alpha did this in a brilliantly simple way - He catches you: You are returned to your home without any of the objects you acquired in the house (unless you made it out of his house and put them inside of yours), and he places traps and cameras in the areas where you broke in. 

The 3rd Alpha throws out the consequences like the first Alpha did, which makes the game more of a scavenger hunt than anything else.

- The story. I’m a big stickler for storytelling in everything. Everything has to have a story that at least the developer knows, and Hello, Neighbor doesn’t seem to have a consistent story. 

Why are we breaking into this person’s house? Why do we need to see what’s in the room? Did we see something that would make us want to investigate his house? Was there a murder? Did he steal something of ours? Did he kidnap our dog? Is he the one stealing all of the left socks from the dryer? 

Are we the bad guy? Are we robbing houses in the area? Are we trying to kidnap his dog? Are we trying to give him a papercut? There needs to be something there, and it seems that the only reason we’re trying to break into the house right now is because the game says so. 

Again, the 2nd Alpha(s?) gives a bit more reasoning as to the why of the story. In one version, the guy broke into your house and just started living there (weird, but it’s a motive nonetheless). In another version, the “final” door leads to a basement where he looks to be summoning Satan or Cthulhu or something. Either way, there’s a motive. 

The story aspect could be because they’re trying out brand new things with each alpha, but it’s hard to understand why they’d try new things instead of building on the world they already have. 

The developer of FNAF (Scott?) knows every bit of the FNAF story inside and out (or at least the basis/foundation), which is why he can keep making good games based around that. He’ll leave it up to interpretation until the end of time for the rest of us, but the important part is that HE knows the story without making it obvious to everyone else for the sake of horror/mystery.   

- At this point, it just may not be a horror game. It was advertised as such, but a lot of things don’t go to plan and are sometimes even better when it surrenders itself to that. 

As far as the gameplay, everyone is a bit over jumpscares. They’re the equivalent of writing cliches - you only use them if you can do it EXTREMELY well - and I don’t think the neighbor’s jumpscares are doing it well. 

The game is using some horror game tropes for sure, but that doesn’t make it scary. 

- Horror “like” elements. The two things that irked me on this point is the fact that the 3rd Alpha takes place completely in the dark and the neighbor seemingly teleports at some points once the player is seen. 

The 1st Alpha 1) ventured into a pretty cool concept - the transition between day and night. 2) It also kept the neighbor at a slower pace than the player could run, making it possible for the neighbor to catch them in the house labyrinth, but not eminent. There are a few examples in Jack/Sean’s playthrough above where his capture is immediate once he’s seen. 

Mostly, making a setting constantly dark doesn’t make it scary; it makes your task difficult. That’s why it’s used as a device in horror games that are already scary by themselves. If you set Slenderman, Outlast, FNAF, etc. in broad daylight, they’d still be pretty terrifying.

But the fact that the neighbor’s house is already a labryinth already adds the difficulty factor (not to mention all of the random crap around his house), so I don’t see why it’s necessary to have the player stumble around the environment in the dark as well.     

Even if the developers still wanted to make Hello, Neighbor a horror game, they may just have to retool the type of horror portrayed. There can be dark humor or a dark, creepy element to the neighbor, but the art style is a little kooky fun for a horror aspect (that’s just my opinion, though. It may work for some people), and his house doesn’t particularly look creepy - it looks comically weird. 

Overall, it’s a cool concept, but I think that it can still improve a fair amount. Like I said, these are Alpha builds, so nothing is perfect yet, but there are parts that the gaming community and I are a little troubled by. 

A bit of Marinette/Nathanael for you (about 1500 words)

An Aged Up Coffee Shop AU

He sat in the back of the cafe and sketched on Thursday afternoons. It was busy enough that he could go unnoticed but not so busy that he was distracted by the noise. That had been the first time he’d seen her. He hadn’t recognized her and she hadn’t noticed him. It wasn’t until he was halfway through the sketch of the pretty girl in the sunlight by the door that realized that he knew her. Her hair was shorter and feathered around her face and she wore bolder make-up than he remembered on her.

Nathanael was not brave. He was not bold. He did not strike up conversations with strangers but he got up and crossed the room to her before he remembered any of that. She noticed before he could retreat. She tilted her head back and she sat right in the sunbeam so that the light hit her perfectly and he got distracted by it for a moment and forgot how to talk so he simply handed her the half finished sketch and smiled.

Then he ran away.

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