i don't think i like it as much as the first one

Imagine all of us have two friends who have been dating for years and we just know one day they are going to get married, and then after like years of dating and posting cute photos of themselves and hanging out with everyone together, they just fall off the planet and nobody sees them together for like a year and they stop posting photos and none of us have a clue what is up with them.

And then we start hearing rumors that they got engaged and are planning a wedding, but they haven’t told anyone about it, so we are all just hanging out waiting for the announcement and the wedding invitation, but they don’t come, Instead, we get an article announcing that $80 million dollars was spent on this wedding that nobody actually knows about. Then we get a few people saying, “I heard there is definitely a wedding taking place.” Then another dude or two says, “I had to buy my tux because I’m in the wedding.” Meanwhile all us are still waiting to hear from the happy couple and are still waiting for our invitations to arrive in the mail and nothing.

Then one random day we get a video of the couple kissing at the alter and then the camera pans to the crowd and nobody is there and the groom says, “Uh, where in the world is everyone?” And we just stare at them through the screen because we know why nobody is there. YOU NEVER ANNOUNCED YOU WERE ENGAGED NOR DID YOU SEND OUT ANY INVITATIONS. How the heck were we supposed to just know about the wedding and show up for it?

That is why I do not understand this plan for Harry’s supposed album. I would love to be able to get excited for my newly engaged friends. I would love to get an invite in the mail. I would love to know when and where and how and who is involved. I would love to go buy a nice dress and a nice gift. But, alas, I can’t do any of those things because NOBODY will announce the damn thing. I don’t think it’s asking for much to at least get a confirmation that a wedding is taking place, especially if they want me to show up for it.

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Yeah :// I’m trying not to loose hope of malec sorting out their relationship but this is not going well so far. I was seriously considering the thought that this ep was going to correct all of the mistakes that were made in the last one but we see the result clearly. They did notice the fans complaining though, so why don’t they think about changing some things or Idk saving malec somehow

My thoughts exactly.

You know, the thing is even if they “acknowledge” their mistakes (still can’t believe how that happened in the first place but … whatever) they are already filming 2b. And I am pretty sure, even if the books aren’t written for all the eps as of yet, they can’t change much. And THAT scares me at this point more than I wanna admit.

anonymous asked:

hi if you're still taking valentine days prompts how about a royalty au where princess Cassandra falls in love with court painter Jake but her parents wants her to marry family friend, widowed King Jenkins of the Annex Kingdom (but he'd rather matchmake Cassandra and Jake instead)?

Okay SO
This was actually the first prompt I received but I left it until towards the end because I knew it would end up being a longer one. But then it got MUCH LONGER THAN I REALIZED (which is why it took four days to write, sorryyyy), and now I can’t bear to post it in the same multi-chapter space the others have been because I… want this labour of love to be seen… so I am posting it separately from the others. But holy shit, the further I developed this while I was writing the more I was like ‘wow this deserves to be a novel, there is so much here that could be done. I do not have time for that though’
SO without further ado:

The Princess and the Painter
Jassandra | 10 571 words (!!!) | K+

Cassandra sat on a bench in the garden, watching with a smile on her face while the royal painter worked. He liked to practice by painting landscapes of the palace gardens, and she loved to watch. She admired his work immensely, and she admired him even more.

Master Stone had come to work for the king and queen a few years ago. In need of a new court painter, they’d followed the rumours of a great talent hidden in the southernmost part of their kingdom. He was humble, even shy, and for some time could not be persuaded, but they requested that he come to the court just to do one portrait of the royal family. Once there, he met the king and queen themselves, as well as Princess Cassandra, and was given access to all the resources befitting a royal artist. By the time he was finished the family portrait – a great undertaking an entire year in length – he had been convinced that he should stay on as the official portraitist of the royal family. He would work for no one else, but he would be paid handsomely and allowed all the luxuries befitting of a man of his stature. He indulged few of them, spending his free time painting in the gardens or reading in the vast royal library.

It was while posing for the first portrait that Cassandra first took notice of him. He was quiet, thoughtful, and rarely spoke to her or to her parents directly, but there was an air of depth and confidence about him that caught her attention. Later it was in the library that he roused her interest, and she used to look up from the lessons she worked so diligently at to admire him from across the room. She knew so little about him, but there seemed so much to know, and she found herself fascinated.

At some point she had looked out a window and noticed him painting amongst her rosebushes, and, intrigued, she’d gone outside to have a closer look.

“May I join you, Master Stone?” she had asked, almost shyly. There were few people in her life at the palace that she hadn’t known since she was a child, and his newness and mysteriousness were unusual to her.

He seemed startled, and perhaps embarrassed, but he bowed respectfully. “Of course, your Royal Highness,” he answered quickly.

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When technically you’re the chill friend but your best friend for whatever reason refuses to accept the happiness he deserves smh

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dating advice: the “captain america” rule

Context: I grew up in a family of nerds, and superheroes were always a really big part of my childhood. Captain America was a favorite, and he kind of became my family’s standard for good behavior and just generally being a Nice Person. (If one of the kids started a fight they’d get hit with, “What would Captain America think of how you’re acting?”, stuff like that.)

So when I got to high school and started dating, my mom told me something that sounds funny but in retrospect actually turned out to be really good advice:

“Date someone who treats you the way Captain America would. Never settle for less.” 

And this has actually helped me so much in my dating life, through high school and into my adult years, because even if it’s a little silly, it’s been really helpful to have that standard in the back of my mind when I’m first going into a relationship. 

Would Captain America ignore my calls? Would Captain America forget my birthday? Would Captain America get mad at me for cancelling a date because a family emergency came up? If the answer is no, then I know that the person I’m currently dating does not meet my standards, and that I need to break things off before they get too serious.

And your standard absolutely does not have to be Captain America, specifically. It can be any person, male or female, real or fictional, who is known for being respectful and considerate. It can even be an imaginary “soulmate” that you make up yourself. The point is to have a specific idea of how you expect to be treated by your romantic partners, and to refuse to compromise or settle for less. (Just make sure you’re holding yourself to the same standards – you can’t expect to date superheroes if you’re going to treat your partners the way a supervillain would.) This is a really good way to keep yourself from falling into bad relationships where you aren’t treated with the respect and care you deserve.

TL;DR: You deserve to date people who are respectful and considerate of you. You deserve a Captain America. Don’t settle for less. 

if it’s fate

Sooo I started writing this Sterek fic ~5 months ago as a drabble on my phone, and then it unexpectedly became like 4000 words long?! Anyway, then college happened (again) and things stalled… until now. My first act upon graduating has been to finish this, so here it is at last!

Sterek, 4k, Rated T

(DISCLAIMER: I may have taken a few liberties with the mythology in this fic because I didn’t feel like doing much research beyond Wikipedia. Just go with it. Creative license, whoo!)

Of course the one time Stiles needs a werewolf, Scott is stuck Christmas shopping with his grandma, Boyd and Erica are touring colleges in New York, and Isaac is housebound with some kind of werewolf flu. 

And that just leaves Derek. Of course. Because Stiles’ luck is shitty like that.

He’s pretty sure asking his ex-whatever to help him find Lydia’s cat would be breaking some kind of unstated rule, and he’s definitely sure Derek doesn’t want to see him or talk to him or in any other way be reminded of his existence. But on the other hand, Buttercup’s safety—and more importantly, Stiles’ safety, because if Stiles loses Lydia’s cat then he’s probably going to die a very painful death—definitely trumps Derek’s delicate feelings, so.

It’s not even like Stiles did anything that terrible. He thought Derek was dying, okay. Derek had just fought off six hunters by himself, because he still refused to acknowledge that he didn’t have to do everything by himself all the time like some kind of Batman. By the time Stiles got there, Derek was bleeding out on the concrete, doing a stellar impression of a wolfsbane-arrow pincushion, and what the hell else was Stiles supposed to think? So yeah, Stiles kissed him. Once. 

And for the record, Derek totally kissed him back—for several long, heart-stopping seconds, his hand coming up to brush Stiles’ jaw—before he fainted and the pack showed up and Stiles got shoved unceremoniously out of the way and Derek didn’t end up dead after all.

Also, for the record, Stiles had apologized. It was one kiss, and he’s said sorry, and it was three fucking weeks ago, and he doesn’t know what the fuck else he’s supposed to do to get Derek to stop avoiding him.

So basically, Derek is overreacting, and he should answer his damn door.

When he finally does, he looks wary, standing back like he has to keep the door between them or else Stiles is going to jump him. 

Stiles sighs. “Look, I’m not even here about that, so you don’t have to worry, okay? Also, you look like shit,” he adds, because Derek does. Well, it’s Derek, so he still looks gorgeous enough to be on a magazine cover, but he also doesn’t look like he’s shaved in a while, and he’s got deep shadows under his eyes like he hasn’t been sleeping that well, either. 

Derek crosses his arms. “Why are you here, Stiles?”

“So I kind of told Lydia I’d cat-sit Buttercup? Except her cat is literally evil and some kind of mastermind—”

“You lost her,” Derek summarizes flatly.

No,” Stiles corrects, “she escaped. There were claws involved, Derek. And fangs. It was very traumatic.”

“I’m sure,” Derek says.

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it always shocks me that people still to this very day think Komaeda is a selfish, delusional, crazy liar like this kid:

- Waited for a kid who had a panic attack and blacked out upon being thrust into a stressful situation, when no one else did, and offered to lead him around to make sure he was accustomed and okay.

- Has the whole liar disease when his personalty is reversed to show us he’s not a liar, which I’m like, 65% sure why the despair disease was even conceived of by the writers in the first place.

- Has an entire section where you play as him (which is unprecedented in DR) just to show you that no, he is definitely not a liar and fully believes in the righteousness of what he’s doing.

- Decided to sacrifice himself for his classmates and risked his life when going into the FDR, without even telling anyone what he was doing so no one would stop him.

- Even after literally sacrificing his life for hope, still left behind enough critical evidence purposefully so that his classmates could maybe find out the truth, just in case they were worthy of it after all and to maybe save their lives even after, again, he had tortured himself and resigned himself to a slow, painful death.

- In Island Mode in general is mostly a considerate sweetheart, warning Hinata to stay away from dangerous things and trying to keep him safe whenever they’re together. (In the manga he even takes care of Hinata after Hinata gets sick thanks to his luck.)

- When he dreams of an ideal world, it is one where he has horrible, bad things happen to him, but good things happen to those he admires and cares for, that’s his heart’s literal truest desire.

- Tried to warn his classmates about going back to fight Kamukura and Enoshima without help, and yeah I know he said he was ‘just testing them.’ But that was clearly just him going along with what they had suggested, like he often says he’ll do in SDR2, because he doesn’t think his opinions and observations are worth much compared to Ultimates.

- Was so happy to see Kuzuryuu and Souda alive after his dream that he hugged them, even knowing that it was only dream because he cared about them so much.

- Komaeda Nagito is a naturally sweet boy who gets set off by stressful and strenuous situations, likely thanks to his  FTD and quite honestly likely thanks to some form of PTSD for all the death he’s seen and believes himself guilty of, when there’s no tragedy or conflict to set him off, he’s harmless and only viewed as strange or weird by his classmates, rather then dangerous. (Exempting Hinata of course.) 

- Literally he fell in love with the first person who tried to understand him wtf this boy is not evil or a psychopath.


we’re not pawns of some scripted fate. i believe we’re more. much more… there’s something between us all. something that keeps us together… like… invisible ties, connecting us.

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Sometimes I think about how Bryke threw away Zutara with both hands and I just











Carry On Countdown // Day ten {December 2nd} // Youtuber AU

carry on cast + youtube, my personal hc/au (?????)(it’s post canon but also au anna why do u always have to make things complicated idfk)

  • okay so i think it would all start with agatha
  • she would start a youtube channel with one of her friends in california
  • it’s like all aesthetically pleasing beautify + life style blog. 
  • picture make-up/ hair/ nails/ idek videos but also baking videos, house/apartment tours anything hauls. 
  • the kiddo’s over in london would start watching her, first just because it’s nice to see what agatha’s up to in ca, but they get low-key addicted to her channel because her video’s are just so nice and the aesthetic is on point.
  • i feel like baz would get hardcore addicted. like he’d love all her video’s and would literally text her about the nice clothes she showed in her haul and stuff like that. (such bonding)
  • simon would try out recipes from her baking videos and sent agatha pictures of the results and aah it’s just all so cute and nice. 
  • penny enjoys the make-up vids way more than she likes to admit.
  • anyways, baz is so into agatha’s channel and just the entire youtube thing that he’s thinking of starting one of his own
  • agatha finally convinces him to just start one and see how it’ll go. 
  • so he starts one but gets lost quite quickly because he doesn’t know what to make video’s about
  • his first video is a clothing haul and like, he does enjoy doing it, but his heart just isn’t fully in it.
  • so he makes like one meh video every 2 months, not really knowing what he’s doing until he decides that he needs to rearrange some stuff here.
  • baz starts daily vlogging.
  • lbr baz can talk a lot and just is such a snarky person. imagine him filming his day with his witty comments on the things that happen. 
  • penny and simon find it stressful at first because they always need to be sure baz doesn’t accidentally film simon’s wings/tail or penny using magic or something.
  • but like they get used to it and baz is just having a lot of fun. 
  • he notices that, because he’s filming his everyday life, he gets more out of his way to do more new stuff to make the vlogs as entertaining as possible. and it just somehow makes him more excited about just living life if that makes sense. somehow it becomes this whole therapeutic thing for him. 
  • simon and penny appear a lot in his vlogs. baz’ viewers live for sassy conversations and discussions between penny and baz. and penny has no problem with being on camera.
  • for simon it takes some time to get comfortable with speaking in front of a camera. he’s not a talkative person so this whole vlogging thing is just ???¿¿?¿?????¿? to him, but baz’ viewers find simon cute and nice.
  • baz and simon never really said anything about their relationship on baz’ channel and they don’t really act like they’re in a relationship in front of the camera. (they’re just normal them in front of the camara, but no pda stuff) so the viewers don’t really know about their relationship
  • though……after some time the viewers start to suspect things because of the way the boys sometimes look at each other and stuff.
  • sO that’s how the ship SNAZ comes about ((yes, baz’ viewers do choose the cool ship name))
  • once the shipping starts baz’ channel really starts to grow (because lbr that’s how a lot of those things work in the world of fandoms. sorry.)
  • simon and baz start to notice how baz’ viewers are shipping them and like, posting edits and fanfiction of them on the social media and they think it’s great. 
  • simon and baz are very amused by the shippers and start to act a tiny bit more pda on camera. just to make the viewers flip their shit
  • like simon will shortly rest his head on baz’ shoulder or baz brushing smudged chocolate from simon’s chin on camera and giving simon an Intense Look™ that u don’t give to ‘just friends’ ppl
  • the snaz fandom is dying. leGIT DYING 
  • simon and baz are just dying of laughter. 
  • but then the fights start on social media
  • the ‘you should say all this stuff because it’ll make simon and baz uncomfortable and i’ll ruin their friendship’ drama.
  • simon and baz see all this unfold on social media and just face palm.
  • they’re like “should we just tell them that we’re dating?”
  • they don’t want to be forced to be open about their relationship online just because people are fighting about it, but at the same time they never really wanted to hide it either. they didn’t even feel like they were purposefully hiding it.
  • it was just that at first they didn’t do pda stuff in front of a camera because simon didn’t feel fully comfortable whilst being on camera and after that it just kinda became a silent rule that they didn’t do pda stuff on camera.
  • but they never actually cared about if people knew about their relationship or not so…..
  • one day baz just starts his daily vlog whilst still being in bed, barely woken up, and you can see simon next to him in bed in the background. 
  • once that vlog is up everyone DIES
  • but the Not Shippers are just like “nono baz was just sleeping over at simon’s and penny’s it’s totally normal for them to sleep in the same bed”
  • simon and baz: *sigh*
  • second attempt of Exposing™ (not actually on youtube): baz posting a picture on instagram roses with the caption “buying flowers for my special boy @~simons ig~”
  • people die again, but still there are people like “special boy as in Special Good Friend” 
  • simon and baz are ready to cry
  • so is the snaz fandom
  • so. next vlog. there’s baz and simon in the same bed again. there’s baz calling simon “love” and there’s baz just talking to the camera about something that happened (idk, him rambling about a film he just saw with simon?) whilst simon is sitting next to him with his head resting on baz’s shoulder.
  • the entire snaz fandom is crying happy tears and feeling blessed and thanking baz for bringing this level of adorableness into their lives.
  • there are idiots tweeting. “no baz isn’t dating simon u stupid fangirls”
  • and baz being so done just tweets back. “sorry sir/madam but simon snow, cute kid, crazy hair, is in fact my boyfriend who i have been happily dating for some time now. gnight.” 
  • and the whole snaz fandom just explodes. 
  • snaz is real ya’ll 
  • (((also later, when snaz is big™ they’ll bring out sweaters and beanies with the words ‘snazzy’ on it and it’s great)))
  • ((((also also. in an interview: “so, baz, since many big youtubers are brining out a book as well?” baz: “yes. it’s called twilight. it’s out september 6th 2006.” interviewer: ???¿????¿¿?¿??))))
If he leaves you babygirl, don’t chase him.
Don’t beg him to stay. Don’t send him sweet texts telling him how much you love him and it doesn’t matter. Don’t tell him how he is going to miss you or stuff like that. Don’t say a word. Just walk away. He will break his head for you baby. He will think about the fact that you didn’t said a damn word and it will make him wonder what he did. If he did good and made the right decision. At first he will leave it the way it is and be like ” fuck that shit “. But at one point it will haunt him. And let me tell you this. You did good. He doesn’t even deserve a damn word. The way he broke you is just heartbreaking. Sweetie, you have to know that your Prince will come. Don’t settle for less.
—  Keep this in mind. // A.S.B
newtina thoughts #3

for full otp feels, watch this first

  • these aren’t thoughts as much as look how married and domestic they already seem
  • and imagine married!newtina in future movies
  • and imagine newt shouting tina’s name when he thinks she’s been hurt or something
  • imagine tina shouting NEWT’S
  • like i legit cannot process the fact that they’ll be in love one day and smile at each other and find excuses to touch each other and
  • growing…old…together….
  • it hurts so good already how can this get better
  • even though i know it’ll get 1000000x better
  • haha the part where he catches her…and struggles to hold on…and he’s looking at her like he’s really seeing her for the first time…haha….i’m ok…
  • literally every scene they’re in together it looks like (1) tina is telling him off for doing a dumb (like destroy half of new york with his beasts) (2) they’re a team silently supporting each other (3) they’re a team ACTIVELY HAVING EACH OTHER’S BACKS (4) they’re in soft shy beginner’s love
  • and it’s beautiful
  • i keep thinking, you know, how tina must find newt so unbelievably, fascinatingly beautiful in the way he is and the way he does
  • but then i remember, wow, newt finds her absolutely wondrous and magical
  • and then i’m lost because i can’t tell who’s more devoted to the other and I know I don’t want to know, i just want to watch it happen and i want to continue unpacking it FOREVER
    • literally when i watched the movie the first thing i texted my friend  was like IMAGINE BEING MARRIED TO SOMEONE WHO LOOKS AT YOU WITH SUCH WONDER

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Neil Josten and Andrew Minyard from All for the Game by Nora Sakavic.

Andrew kissed him like this was a fight with their lives on the line, like his world stopped and started with Neil’s mouth. Neil’s heart stuttered to a stop at the first hard press of lips against his and he reached up without thinking. His hand made it as far as Andrew’s jaw before he remembered Andrew didn’t like to be touched. Neil caught hold of Andrew’s coat sleeve instead and knotted his fingers in the heavy wool.
The touch was a trigger. Andrew leaned back just enough to say, “Tell me no.
Neil’s lips were sore; his skin was buzzing. He felt winded, like he’d survived a half-marathon. He felt strong, like he could run another five more.

I would like to personally thank the Shadowhunters writers for writing the Malec first date the way that they did.

Magnus and Alec could have easily been written to have immediately jumped passionately and seamlessly into an established and stable relationship post-wedding kiss.

But instead what we get, are two individuals who are daunted by their differences. Who are still unsure of how to interact with one another, still testing the waters with light teasing and easy flirting. Two people who are still learning about one another. Who are willing to chart unknown waters so that they can make this beautiful thing work.

I think I speak for most of us when I say that the fear of a biphobic Alec was not a major concern among us viewers given Alec’s dismissal of any negative perceptions of Magnus’s sexuality on more than one occasion.

So imagine my delight, when the show addressed Magnus’ past relationships in a way that both respectfully handled his past while also highlighting his future with Alec.

A future that began with this perfectly imperfect first date.

mmm do you ever think about how Tobin cried at HAO’s wedding in late 2011 because she’s so soft but also because she’s figuring out that oh, shit, she likes girls and it’s so goddamn hard because suddenly, she thinks, she’ll never have this big beautiful chapel wedding that’s been the expectation her whole life (maybe she hasn’t put thought into this for herself, per se, but the pressure and precedent is there) and she can’t help but mourn even if she can’t put words to the feeling (she never can)

because it’s just one more layer of guilt, of anxiety, of ‘why am I feeling this,’ of ‘I shouldn’t have these thoughts’ but she does and she can’t stop now, she never could. because after learning her whole life how wrong it is that she’s, this is the most right she’s been in a long time. because even though lately her stomach twists into a knot whenever she closes her eyes to pray, her heart soars when her teammate smiles that radiant smile just for her and it’s blasphemous but she knows without hesitation which sensation she prefers.

and she stops trying to think about weddings. too far off, and she’s always preferred to live in the moment. (that’s what she tells herself, at least, to make it easier. it’s not like it’s just one more milestone she’ll never have, because girls who like girls don’t get those milestones)

it all goes to shit, of course, somewhere in the middle, and the sinking feeling in her gut rarely goes away, and the guilt still claws at her like the nails of the girl underneath her down her back (and, of course, that’s when she minds it the least)

but it’s somewhere in Sweden when Christen sighs, eyes wide, taking in the sights and splendor of some countryside cathedral and murmurs “i want our wedding to be somewhere like this” and blushes when she realizes what she’s implied–

and Tobin pulls her close because they can be anonymous in sweden, and presses a kiss to her forehead because she can’t put words to the feeling (she never can) but replies with a newfound confidence

“me too.”

because five years later, she’s at peace.

hello friends i’m having deep thoughts about love and what a weird and fickle concept it is

so i know alec being the first one to say i love you would be so so cute and i’m very much about it but um side idea: magnus says it first. and oh!! better: it’s on accident. 

i mean of course he 1000% means it!! it’s just that he’s already known his feelings for alec for a while now and it’s become this very normal thing in magnus’ life. like the sky is blue, water is wet, the clave is The Worst, and magnus bane loves alexander lightwood. see? simple. 

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Why Video Gamers Deserve Scholarships

Universities, such as Robert Morris University and UC Irvine, now consider video gamers to be varsity athletes, part of a new eSports movement. This has, as you might have expected, received quite a bit of backlash, but I think it’s completely valid. Sure, I might be biased (I spend most of my free time playing League of Legends), but hear me out. Let’s start with a simple question: what is a sport? A sport is something that requires a skill or physical prowess and often has a competitive nature to it. Many professional gamers train for 10-15 hours a day, to improve their skills and to advance their understanding of the game (!!), and the process for developing skills is nearly identical for a gamer as it is for a traditional athlete. If you are one of the best in the world at something, you should be rewarded. If you train and work extensively at something, you should be rewarded. All things considered, why should colleges then not offer scholarships for people who are eSport athletes?

Many colleges are starting to ratify the legitimacy of eSports and offer extensive scholarships for people they deem qualified to play on their college team. Additionally, many top colleges have eSports clubs in which members compete on a competitive level against opposing schools, even if they don’t offer scholarships. League of Legends currently has one of the largest competitive scenes for eSports and has paved the way for creating opportunities for people talented at this game. UC Irvine recently became the first public school to give out scholarships for League. This decision has been extensively supported by Riot Games (the owners of the game) to the point the they even funded an Internet cafe on campus with computers installed, allegedly providing the optimal experience for gamers. Finally, gamers are starting to be recognized as computer athletes, and I hope that more universities will realize this in the future. 


anonymous asked:

I really like the way you draw characters in the Fem version, you can do a little comic for them? (I'm sorry if you do not understand, I do not know much English and did not use the exact translator Х)

Drawing new comics is a cool idea but I have a better idea why don’t you say hello to my idea list first

All of them are comics.

And these are not even all of the things I want to draw yet.