i don't really remember how it started

When all your friends are posting pics with their significant other for Valentine’s Day but you’re still single

anonymous asked:

Your Undertale drawings are great. I love all of your designs of the characters, the colours and details and YOUR HOLY BACKGROUNDS. I don't know if this has been asked before but how old were you when you started with your art? Also, how do you improve, specially with the backgrounds?

I’ve been drawing since I can remember. Like every kid really. I just took to it and made it the thing I did a lot in childhood. I would not say I was ever very ‘good’ as a kid but it was always something to do.

Picked up digital painting around 2010. Started really trying to get decent at backgrounds a couple years after that.
Hm. I can try to explain a few things on how I work. Under the cut.

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anonymous asked:

Hello, I think I wrote you over summer saying that I was going to start mechanical engineering and how excited I was... I remember being super motivated by your tumblr. I've finished the first semester now, and I feel like I don't fit in a all. There are barely no girls, boys are really pretentious and never actually help others, 400 people in lectures which are really useless, as they teach easy basic stuff but then the exercises for the workshop are unreal... any survival advice ? Thanks xxx

This literally describes my freshman year in a nutshell.

A hard fact of engineering is that there are just not going to be any females. It’s a fact, it’s unavoidable. We’re underrepresented to an extreme, but we come out stronger for it (at least we try).

The boys are going to be pretentious, but there is also going to be a small group of them, usually the super quiet ones you haven’t noticed yet, who aren’t asshats. Be friends with them. They’re helpful, and will actually ask you for help (most engineering males subconsciously don’t think they need help from women (but they do)). Also, you’ll end up running away to drink margaritas with them on Thursday nights after finishing a computer program that made you want to punch someone.

The lectures will get smaller, the people will chill out and realize engineering is a team sport, and you’ll get to know your professors on a more personal level. You just have to make it through your first year. It gets so much better, I pinky promise. Harder, more time consuming, but oh so worth it.

anonymous asked:

hey so i haven't always gotten the Best grades, mainly because i don't study well for tests. now that i'm entering 9th grade, though, i'd like to change that, but i'm not sure how. do you have any tips for to get my shit together and start studying better / getting better grades?

I applaud you for wanting to change your approach to grades! Some useful tips that have helped me through my high school experience:

  • ask questions in class. this is especially helpful for me in math bc it’s my toughest subject!! remember that there are no stupid questions, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re really embarrassed to ask for help, you can always talk to your teacher at break or after class.
  • ask your friends to tutor you. Idk about you but I have some seriously genius friends that I’m really close to. IF you don’t have time to ask for homework help while you’re at school, you can always have a tutor-sesh through Skype, FaceTime, or HouseParty!
  • check your grades frequently to see what you’re missing or need to catch up on. this will also help you to know how high you need to score on upcoming tests for you to go up a grade. the Grades app is perfect for this and I check it all the time!
  • put your phone away, leave it upstairs, or use it until it runs out of battery. even if you’re trying to convince yourself that it’s helping you study, it’s probably just tempting you to go on instagram every 5 minutes.
  • take breaks. let your eyes rest, eat something, drink some water, or go to the bathroom. going so much work at one time is NOT healthy for you mentally or physically!
  • don’t wait last minute to finish an assignment unless it is absolutely necessary!!! Set a small amount of time every day until the assignment is due to get it done little by little. That way, you’ll still have time to do assignments from other classes and you won’t be drowning in work the night before it’s due.
  • do the study guides even if you’re teacher isn’t going to grade them.
  • take advantage of the resources your teachers may put online. this could be anything from study guide pdf’s to videos.
  • my best advice to anyone trying to get their shit together is JUST START. Tbh starting is the hardest part. know what you have to do and take the time to do it. it won’t be easy or fast but you’ll be so grateful in the long run.

lottaillustrates  asked:

Hi, you had some great tips on your Etsy post! I've literally just opened up my shop and was wondering if you have any tips for beginners – what to keep in mind when starting up in Etsy and how to make your shop noticed? I love the idea of selling on Etsy and have been buyer for a long time, but I'm finding it hard to start out if you don't have a huge inventory of products yet, so maybe you have some thoughts on how to build up your shop and get customers? Thank you, your blog is awesome! :)

Hi there! I remember checking out your shop the other day actually! You have super cute drawings already and your product shots are great! For anyone interested, here is their shop.

Here are a couple of the most important basics:

1) Etsy’s search engine is weird af. Those weirdly long and repetitive titles everyone uses? That’s to bump up their search results. Use really long titles that are super repetitive and really get the point across of what you’re saying. If you need ideas, search what you think could bring up your products and check out what everyone else is saying! Also say what you said in your title in your first sentence of your description - this is a really big one. And use all the tags you’re given! Even if you’re being a repetitive, Etsy loves repetitive.

2) Try to have at least 10 items in your shop all the time. I’ve heard this one repeated all over the internet. Having 10 items will bump up your shop in search results. If you don’t have 10 items? That’s cool, just work on getting more items in your shop! Set a goal. If you want to make money, you do have to treat it like a job. I personally try to list 1 thing each weekend, since that’s when I have time. I make them on Saturday and photograph/post on Sunday. So work on building up to that 10!

3) Social media! :D So this one is honestly the biggest/hardest for me personally. It’s really important to advertise your stuff. Instagram seems to be a big one for where I get my traffic to Etsy. And post behind the scenes type pictures or alternate product shots you ended up not using, not just the product shots you use on Etsy. To build an audience, make sure you post stuff, but more importantly - go through tags you are posting in and interact with other people’s stuff. You’ll see a big difference in your growth.

4) Get reviews! It’s really important to build up reviews in your shop. If you have someone you know IRL that wants to commission something, or someone contacts you outside of Etsy. Set up a custom listing for them to purchase and ask them to post a review when 

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

If you’re interested in some Etsy tips about your shop let me know and I’ll check it out :)

  • Me: so, about character interaction in kotet
  • Bioware: You can kill SO MANY PEOPLE
  • Me: ...right yeah but, I was wondering if you'll somehow expand on the companion conversations which was kinda lack-
  • Bioware: You remember all those companions you hated?
  • Me: well no, I don't really hate most-
  • Bioware: WELL YOU'LL GET TO KILL THEM IN OUR NEXT EXPANSION
  • Me: that's not really what I'm trying to-
  • Bioware: KILL THEM ALL IF YOU WANT TO
  • Me: ...you're starting to sca-
  • Bioware: DEATH

anonymous asked:

Hi Abby!!! So this is the first time I've ever stepped out and attempted to ask anyone, anything about crossdressing and I'm really nervous. I'm bi but have always wanted to be and dress like a girl for as long as I can remember. I want to start crossdressing but I just don't know where to start. I have bought several dresses and make up kits but just.... Don't know where to start. Any help you could offer would be amazing. Thank you for doing what you do :)

Thank you, I’m glad you’ve found the courage to message me :)

Starting is difficult and it’s hard to know where to begin. How ever you start I would suggest doing things slowly, look around in magazines and the internet.

Try and find styles and looks you like, I have to admit I’m terrible when it comes to clothes shopping, I just buy what I like the look of. My only advice is only buy things you really like, don’t buy things you think are okay, you won’t wear them.

Try and build together a look, look for shoes which will match a dress etc.

When comes to make-up I’m a little better, as I say I look for looks I like but I’ve also found some good YouTubers for inspiration and techniques.

I have written out a few small guides, I’ll link the ones you might find most useful.

Make-up routine - My routine, plus a few tips and links to useful videos and YouTubers to follow.

How to create cleavage

How I have my legs

How to walk in heels

Shoe size guide

My thoughts on wigs

I hope that was of some help, feel free to ask me more questions if you have them :)

anonymous asked:

I'm always late in everything. Time to get up, school, paperworks, sleep time, appointments... Literally, it doesn't matter what I need to do or where I need to go, I'll be always late. This is really pissing me off, sometimes I give up going somewhere or do things because I'll be late and it will look bad for me, and people will judge me, they already do actually. So I prefer to fake that I'm sick or whatever and don't show up than be late all the time.

I remember this. It sucks SO BAD. I figured out a solution. It takes some time to get sorted out, but you can do it.

First you figure out how long it takes to get from your door to the place you’re going.

Then you start looking at how long it takes you to actually be ready to walk out the door. When I did this, I found that it took me an hour, every time, no matter what I did.

So then I took steps to deal with this problem.

First, I had a launchpad by the door, where I set whatever I needed to take with me, as it was ready to go. I also kept lists in a notebook (I carry a small one in my purse or backpack) of what I needed to bring to certain events, so I could check and make sure I wasn’t going to forget anything.

Second, I set a reminder alarm for an hour before I needed to be walking out the door when I put an event into my calendar (I had a Palm at the time, so it was like I had a smartphone). I also set one for 15 minutes before I needed to leave, and one more for when I was supposed to be in the car on my way. This actually made it way more likely that I would be on time (or nearly on time) for things.

Like I said, it takes some work to get set up. But it’s do-able, and it definitely works!

-J

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{Triple M as A-RISE from Love Live as an apology for being absent for so long~ Now excuse me while I disappear from this blog once again :v}
{Oh, btw, I chose the costumes according to which I think would fit each one of them better, not who they would be if they were in some sort of A-RISE au~}

Writing multiple fics like...
  • Me: *writing new fic - really in the zone* Wow, this is coming along nicely. Actually, this part reminds me of... *remembers scene from another show*
  • Brain: Oh! Hey! Hey! Remember how you started a fic for that?! You should write it!
  • Me: Yeah, I really should...
  • Brain: Now! You need to write it now!
  • Me: What? Now? But... but, this fic?
  • Brain: Write the other one!
  • Me: But... I'm doing so well with this one...
  • Brain: GO WRITE THE OTHER ONE RIGHT FUCKING NOW, GOD DAMN IT!!!
  • Me: *opens other fic, full of fear and guilt* Okay.

artist-in-space  asked:

I'm pretty sure Mark /wants/ to shave his beard for some freaking reason. He put up a poll. He wanted to shave at the start of the stream ("Shave? Or dye my [facial hair, don't remember what he called it] pink?") and he got it XD Now he looks like a baby. What the hell is his secret---

I was just talking to my sis about this before I went to sleep. He was so eager lol. I really want him to dye it, too tbh.

He called them muttonchops, btw lol.

Mark is immortal. You know how our species is evolving to contain our youth? Mark makes me think of that heh.

anonymous asked:

So I donated to your kickstarter so long ago that I can't even remember when it was and you haven't been making updates about the progress of the album in a very long time. I know life happens and sometimes things get pushed back but I'm starting to wonder where my money went and if I will ever get the vinyl I paid for. It's been well over a year and it's making me think you just took everyone's money and don't really care how long they have to wait to see what they paid for come to life.

this mite be a long post! please for the love of god feel free to scroll beyond if u dont care, i truly hate when people fuck up my feed with their essays so ya. that is my disclaimer here. ok.

ok. deep breath.
i talk about this/my campaign/my project VERY often on twitter (it’s distracting and often harmful for me to use tumblr and facebook regularly. sorry if that’s inconvenient). i realize most people aren’t actively checking my shit & that my tweets get buried in the constant avalanche of my stupid thoughts, so i’ll summarize the past year or so. hopefully whoever left this anonymous message will check back to see the answer and if so, i IMPLORE u to read the entire thing instead of picking out details from the first 4 sentences and sending me another message about how i stole your fucking money.

my album is almost finished. i’ve said this multiple times over the course of the past year, but this time it’s like, legitimately fact. i’m feeling extra sensitive right now and reading this message felt like stepping on a rusty nail, so i’ll go ahead and give you as many details as possible to explain why it’s taken me over a year to complete my first full-length album. 

i am an independent artist, as you probably know. i am also an extreme perfectionist. when i began my kickstarter campaign in september of 2015, i had about 30 songs written that i’d poorly recorded in my shitty apartment, many of which i hoped to record professionally for my first proper (and physical) release. i could not fucking stand the thought of being contractually obligated to make music via label and figured kickstarter was my last hope. i honestly thought it would fail miserably and decided that when my campaign came to a humiliating end, i’d move on from music and do something else that wouldn’t make me feel so fucking horrible about myself. somehow, thanks to you and everyone else who made my dream come true, i made enough money to actually make a record.

two months later in january of 2016, i went home to florida from LA to visit my family for the holidays. thanks to my incredible fucking luck, some kind of crime ring was hitting licks on every major airline’s baggage claim at LAX post-holiday and my luggage containing 3 notebooks filled with all of my lyrics, 2 external hard drives and a bunch of little USB drives containing 2 years of my work were stolen. hmu if u want the police report for proof. 

i lost a lot of work (and learned the value of The Cloud- i hate to trust it after my nudes were leaked and my fucking whole bank account was emptied after someone hacked my shit in 2014, but here we are) and basically all morale but pieced together what i could from what i had left. i hired a producer i’ve admired for years to be the executive producer of my record and decided this fucking bullshit was an opportunity to make my shit better. due to unfortunate, unforgivable and honestly criminal circumstances, this fucking psycho wasted an upsetting amount of my time and decided to back out of my project. THAT particular situation keeps me up at night and i fucking live for the day i can tell that goddamn story, it truly shocks me that a human being could do me like that fool did me, yall will find out one day but ahem. anyway. 

after this incredible fucking scam, i decided to ONCE AGAIN start anew considering the legal and financial obligations of releasing music that had been co-written by this bad fucking person. i left my home in LA and went to stay at my dad’s house in florida, spent literally all of my time mastering production software and learning to play piano, and filled in all the shit i’d lost with new things i’d written and produced entirely on my own. then i got married, but that’s unimportant to this story. actually it is like, kind of important, but whatever.

i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in january 2016 and in march of 2016 i attempted suicide. i left an organized folder of songs, mockups for art, my bank account info and a note to my manager to make sure that my album was released because i literally could not comfortably die knowing that i let down the people who gave me money. im not tryna make anyone feel bad im just like saying cuz its part of the whole shit. anyway, i failed at killing myself and woke up in a bathtub of puke ready to go the fuck off. haven’t wanted to die since.

ahem. so. since i’m honestly 100% unable to trust a single fucking human being with my work and my thoughts after what happened up there ^^^^, i decided to set up a room in my new home for recording. i wrote, recorded, and produced (with some help, but like please bitch give me credit here) a fucking entire new album that i actually LIKED. im not shy about the fact that i think my music is stupid gimmicky- after trying to die and not dying and then getting help i realize i have like a little bit of talent i should actually appreciate. i finished recording and producing it, hired a person i trusted with a degree in music production to help me polish it and alas, he ran off without a single fucking word. thankfully i didn’t pay him a cent but like hey there u follow me on twitter and FUCK. YOU.

so now, as of about a month ago, i’ve absolutely perfected my songs (as much as i can- i still lose sleep over the imperfections im just not good enough to fix) and i’ve found the most trustworthy, hardworking team i’ve ever met to finish this shit. it’s demoralizing to recap the past year, mostly bc it was so fucking horrible for me, but i can promise you the last thing i would ever ever ever ever do is take a bunch of money and dip out with it. i do literally every single piece of this shit on my own, from the music to visuals to branding, and it’s hard. it’s time consuming. i have a job outside of music to provide for myself and for my family, and that takes up my time too. 

so i really apologize for the amount of time it’s taken for this record to be released. it fucking kills me to be waiting and i didn’t spend your money; god knows i would never in my fucking life just STEAL your money. the fact that anyone would ever accuse me of that makes me ILL.

i just want ya’ll to know there’s nothing easy about releasing music as an independent artist, especially one who refuses to accept anything less than perfection, and ESPECIALLY one who refuses to be disrespected and taken advantage of. i’m doing my best, and it took me a while. i feel like it’s worth it. it’ll be another 2 months or so. hit me up if you want a refund on your vinyl.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL (May 23, 1967)

‘I’m turning 50 this year, and I remember reading Twyla Tharp’s autobiography, Push Comes to Shove, and she was writing about when she turned 50, and she gets through that and says, “I actually feel like I’ve done my apprenticeship now. I’m actually just coming up to the starting line.” That’s how it feels a bit, really. I’ve just got that desire to make a lot of music.’

Sometimes I Wonder
  • Life: Someone you care about is dying!
  • Life: Oh and your father almost died last month. Remember that?
  • Life: Hey, four innocent people got stabbed at the university your brother works at by a machete-wielding guy who graduated from your high school!
  • Life: And don't even get me started on how bankrupt your island is and all the protests happening today.
  • Me:
  • Me: *looks in the mirror* Am I REALLY okay???

anonymous asked:

I don't know why it's so funny to me but when bob talks about blarke he sounds like an actual blarke. He's like... well, romantic or not their relationship is really special, they bring out the best in each other and he also has the ability to say: In the episode [...] of season [...]. That's so us!! I bet he has a tumblr and is right here writing bellarke metas about how vulnerable and soft they're for each other khgsahkla

chokinggg, i remember right before s4 started when that article or interview, i cant remember, released with bob talking about bellarke we were deadass like whY DOES HE SOUND LIKE ONE OF US

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when you remember larry is real (◠‿◠✿) then when you remember that larry is really real and out there living their best life and taking over the world together (◕◡◕✿)

Listen

That’s right. You’re insignificant. But though you were nothing but, a half-assed would-be suicide, you’ve harbored the intent to kill me, letting it fester for over a year… And in just half a day after you saw the news, you smoked out my location, and came here! That’s right, you came here! Yes, you came here! Could anything be more amazing than that? You’ve turned on expectations over their head. Thanks to you… Thanks to you, now I remember! Now I remember how I started! Oh, that’s right… Yes, that’s right… Ever since I came into contact with something beyond human, I might have been underestimating humanity. But look! Behold, Izaya! Do you see now Izaya? Just how magnificent humans are? I don’t really understand, but there’s one thing I can say, you’re the lowest kind of human. That’s fine by me! No matter how much you hate me, I still desperately, almost insanely, more than anything, more than anything, more than anything, love you!