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!

1. DANCE GOD HOYA

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.

2. THAT VOICE THOOOOOOUGH!

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 ~~

3. HO-ACTOR

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. 

4. AND EVERYTHING ELSE!

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

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.

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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Draw this again meme: 2016 vs 2017 

Just wanted to redraw an old picture I did back near the beginning of 2016. This  was back when mark had dyed his hair blue, and as you can see from the old picture I was thinking of twitter, I dunno why marks hair wasn’t even the same shade of blue at the twitter icon at the time, also I think I was under a different username at the time of drawing this. Anyways I wanted to try and draw it again to see how much I have improved and I pretty pleased, you can see for the revamp I dropped the warfstache and the birdies for a more simple drawing.

 I am going to finish the revamp for this drawing and upload it later. 

Hope you guys are having a lovely day :D 

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. 

varevare  asked:

Hi! For the three sentences meme, can I prompt JasonDamian, maybe one of them has a cold? or allergies?

(EDIT: I should mention that of course for a fic like this, Damian is of age. XD)

Damian Wayne is not a caring person.

Okay, that’s not totally true. He is caring in the sense that he’s prepared to inflict the soaring pain of a million dying suns on anybody who’s wronged his loved ones. He is caring in that he’d rather throw himself into a hail of bullets then let any harm come to those close to him. And that, Jason has to admit, is a whole lot of caring, and he respects that.

On a micro-level, though, Damian Wayne is not a very caring person.

“Oh,” he says on the phone, sounding dispassionate. “The flu?”

“Nhn.”

“Hrm. Does this affect your ability to perform sexually? Because in that case, I won’t come.”

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anonymous asked:

In your Markjin post, you mentioned Mark being self-insecure because of the fact that he's new to Korea, but if he was really worried about himself then he probably wouldn't become a singer? Like if he didn't have the confidence in himself?

Hello anon!

Before Mark came to Korea, I don’t think he had a set dream or goal decided yet for his future. There are some interviews (on ASC Mark said his favourite subject was “math” haha) but most of them indicate that he wasn’t exactly ready for post-secondary/career choosing options yet.

I think that’s why he chose to become a trainee - he tried it out and discovered that was something he really, really enjoyed. I also think that’s why Papa Tuan constantly encouraged Mark, because he became extremely passionate in performing on stage & he was probably unsure of what he was going to do in the future in LA. Mark really admires hip-hop (he’s often mentioned that he likes rappers such as Kanye West & A$AP Rocky) and sports (you can tell that Mark’s extremely athletic and has crazy fucking reflexes, like catching that fucking bottle of water while he was hoola hooping in IGOT7 EP 2 HoOOLY SHIT!!!!!) Being a JYP trainee meant he could combine both of these things, become trained in what he loved & make money on the side. 

At the same time I think Mark lacks the most self-esteem out of all the members because he’s constantly considered the “face” of the group. That’s one of the things I admire most about him - even though many people compliment his good looks and how handsome he is, he still works his hardest in order to improve his rapping and his martial arts skills.

There are many artists out there who debut because they are good looking, and as a result, may become accustomed to not always having to put their best effort into what they do. Although Mark didn’t have to complete an audition, you can see how hard he works to become a better member of GOT7 every single day. That’s why I feel devastated whenever Mark is asked to sing or rap, and he replies with, “oh my throat hurts,” or he shakes his head because he generally doesn’t feel like he’s good enough to perform that task. That completely breaks my heart, because it’s obvious that Mark works tirelessly and uses his entire body (sometimes even hurting it) in order to stun us with his flying skills. Even though he’s always complimented for being handsome, I think ultimately Mark is working his hardest to prove that he’s capable of doing amazing things and that’s why IGOT7s love him so much. ♥ ♥ ♥