i don't understand how you can be so cute

I don't think people understand how hard it is to keep up with loki
  • Loki: I'm alive
  • Loki: nvm I'm dead
  • Loki: jk. Still here.
  • Loki: I'm good guy now though.
  • Loki: lmao jk. Why would I be good?
  • Loki: oh ur so cute. I'm cuter.
  • Loki: I'm dead again.
  • Loki: wait nope never mind still here, But I kinda got arrested.
  • Loki: oh my brother Thor I love you!
  • Loki: lol. You fell for that again I'm so smart.
  • Loki: my plan is going to go perfect nothing can go wrong.
  • Loki: shit. It went wrong.
  • Loki: okay now I want to take over your world
  • Loki: no never mind. Now I want to take over my world.
  • Loki: dang it I didn't think this all the way through.
  • Loki: or did I.
  • Loki: okay I'm kinda dead.
  • Loki: nope lol I was just pretending to be my dad this whole time.
  • Loki: now I'm dead.
zodiac horror story (part 1)
  • ig // sassasstrology
  • the signs are camping out in the woods. they're at a cliché, dark, scary old forest where the murderer always comes and kills people. let's see what will happen..
  • aries - male
  • taurus - male
  • gemini - female
  • cancer - male
  • leo - female
  • virgo - female
  • libra - female
  • scorpio - male
  • sagittarius - male
  • capricorn - female
  • aquarius - male
  • pisces - female
  • (that's ^ not really important, but if you want to know the genders of the signs i came up with, there they are.)
  • virgo: this forest is scary as shit.
  • aquarius: your face is scary as shit.
  • capricorn: lmao.
  • pisces: why couldn't we just have a sleepover at sagi's house or something?
  • sagittarius: WHY THE FUCK AT MY HOUSE?!?
  • scorpio: because that's boring. i want some action, and there's no action at sagi's house.
  • cancer: true.
  • sagittarius: WHO SAID THAT?!
  • aries: yeah! this will be fun guys! let's just party and shit, i don't know. we'll have a great time here!
  • taurus: yeah! i brought tons of food and stuff.
  • gemini: wouldn't it be fun if there was like a killer here or something lol.
  • capricorn: the fuck.
  • cancer: yeah.. really fun.
  • leo: GUYS.
  • virgo: what.
  • leo: let's make a snapchat. *snapchats*
  • libra: *acts like a hoe*
  • leo: libra, you look on poiinnttt.
  • libra: i know, thanks. YOU TOO BAE.
  • capricorn: fucking kill me already.
  • *3 hours later*
  • taurus: *sings a campfire song*
  • everyone: *sings with taurus*
  • pisces: GUYS!!!!!
  • aries: SHUT THE FUCK UP WE ARE SINGING.
  • cancer: oh my god aries calm the fuck down.
  • aquarius: what, pisces?
  • pisces: did y'all hear that?
  • scorpio: what? capricorn's terrible singing? lmao.
  • capricorn: ...
  • pisces: no, i heard a loud noise in the bushes over there..
  • sagittarius: probably your mom. LET'S SING AGAIN.
  • everyone except pisces: *sings*
  • pisces: *sigh*
  • *couple of minutes later*
  • virgo: guys, where is gemini?
  • aquarius: probably taking a shit or something.
  • sagittarius: GEMINI?! WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU.
  • scorpio: she's probably dead.
  • libra: how can she be dead if she's alive?
  • capricorn: what? the fuck?
  • cancer: no one understands you libra.
  • libra: why not?
  • taurus: because you don't make sense.
  • libra: oooh..
  • virgo: WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHERE GEMINI IS.
  • leo: she'll be fineee. let's not worry too much.
  • sagittarius: so.. cancer and scorpio, i heard you guys were in a relationship.. *winky face*
  • scorpio: yeah, we fucked.
  • cancer: ..
  • virgo: OKAY. TMI
  • sagittarius: what about you, virgo? i heard that you and taurus were a thing?
  • taurus: wha.
  • aquarius: sagi, no one gives a shit.
  • sagittarius: WELL I DO. I THINK THAT IT'S CUTE.
  • pisces: same lol.
  • *loud bang*
  • aries: WAHT THE ACTUAL FUCK WAS THAT.
  • cancer: *jumps on scorpio*
  • gemini: GUYS! DID YOU ALL HEAR THAT?
  • libra: look! it's gemini!
  • leo: where the fuck were you?
  • gemini: taking a shit. hehe.
  • aquarius: SEE? I TOLD Y'ALL. IMA FUCKING PSYCHIC.
  • gemini: BUT OKAY. THERE WAS SOMEONE AND IDK. BOOM.
  • libra: oh my god! did he kill you?
  • scorpio: *slaps libra*
  • taurus: GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYs. PISCES IS GONE AND THERE'S A TRAIL OF BLOOD. WHAT IS HAPPENING.
  • pisces: *screams*
  • cancer: PISCEEESSESEESS.
  • and that was the end of part 1.. what will happen next? stay tuned for the next part, coming soon.
  • (i hope that y'all like this dumb thing. hehe)
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So we were talking about Teru’s pink wig on discord, and @yaminerua came up with this idea:

“can you imagine Mob sees Teru in the pink wig and finds himself realising oh hey Hanazawa-kun is actually kind of cute………. wait what. and so begins the dawning realisation of Feelings”

anonymous asked:

I know this is a bit more serious than your normal awesome anons so I'm sorry, but I really look up to you as an artist and wanted to know if/how you deal with negative feelings about your art? I just spent the past hour trying to draw anything remotely good and I'm crying and so frustrated and hopeless. It doesn't help that I keep giving up for months on end but it's so hard to deal with. Do you have any advice? I'm sorry you don't have to answer I know it's not a cute or funny ask I'm sorry

Please don’t feel the need to apologize, I appreciate your ask, it’s okay!
I understand what you’re going through, especially since I constantly feel like I’m disappointing myself or that I can do so much better. For me, I think the best thing to do is to not deprecate yourself. You’re doing your best, and it’s amazing that you decided to pick up a pencil today, you’re doing great already! 

Try to find the things that you’ve done well in your drawings! Maybe that one brush stroke was really smooth and your lines are amazing or that color looks really good and that one circle actually looks like a circle. Even if it’s a really small detail or something you liked during your drawing process, then you’re succeeding !!

Take your time, and be lenient with yourself. If it feels like you’ve been drawing for hours and nothing turns out the way you want it to, take a break. you can come back to it later, you did your best for the day, it’s okay
Allow yourself to doodle whatever else is on your mind without thinking about how good it should turn out, kind of like as stress-reliever or just to blep down silly ideas

Be proud of what you can do because you’re giving it your all, you’re constantly improving with every line you make, and you’re the only one who can draw the way you do! even if it wasn’t a complete piece, whatever you’ve drawn is already making you a better artist, so please keep going <:

anonymous asked:

Hi I LOVE your work and you totally don't have to write this but like you know the au where people's hair color change with their emotions what if like it was like that in a muggle au for wolfstar!

hi I’m so sorry I hate to be annoying! but I’m the anon that sent in the hair color changing au and I kinda just realized how cute it would be for jamesxteddy :)(again you can totally just ignore this I’ll understand, I’d hate to be a bother!)

You’re definitely not annoying! Thanks so much for your prompt(s)! I have a load of others in my inbox but this really appealed to me and I just had to write it and I was actually able to write all of it in one day whereas so many others I was only able to write half! Anyway this is my first james x teddy fic and I changed the ages a bit (teddy’s a year or two younger and all the other next gen kids except Victoire is well about a year or two older because I wanted to age gap to not be so big)

So yeah I went with the James x Teddy fic because I think that’s what you wanted in the end so I hope you like it! 


Being a metamorphmagus was something that Teddy honestly loved about himself.

As a child he loved changing his face into animal faces like a duck’s or one time he even gave himself a giraffe neck and almost stuck his head through Harry’s kitchen ceiling.

Once he got to Hogwarts he would impress his dorm-mates by showing them how he could make his fingers any length he wanted and how he could make himself taller than the others and make his voice deeper, managing to make his friends ever so slightly jealous but also intrigued.

It made him likeable but Ginny always said it wasn’t being a metamorphous that made him special, it was the things he chose to do with it.

Like turning into Professor McGonagall and pretending to give a lecture just to make a first year Slytherin laugh after she’d been crying, it was turning into Harry and telling Granddad Weasley made up facts about the muggle world until he was caught.

Harry once told him that Teddy used his gift that his mother gave him to continue his father’s legacy and that was what Teddy loved the most about himself. How he was equally both of them, even if he had never met them.

But unfortunately his gift had a price.

He could change anything about his body just by thinking of it except for his hair on his head. 

For some crazy reason, his head hair was controlled to his emotions; well there was some actual logic behind it as other metaphorphmaguses had the same condition, apparently Hermione and Percy had researched it when he was a child but Teddy didn’t really care why it happened, he just wanted it to stop but unfortunately there was no way of doing so.

He’d tried dyeing it in third year after he was left mortified when his hair turned a shade of pink when he saw a sixth year boy shirtless in the quidditch locker room.

Pink he realised on that day meant he had a crush and that wasn’t good because now everyone could tell he had a crush on someone.

However dyeing it didn’t make one bit of difference, he’d walked down from his dorm with his newly dyed brown hair and the second his friend laughed and made a comment about what happened in the locker room, his hair turned orange, orange which was for embarrassment.

For about a year and a half after that Teddy decided to just not have crushes on people but that turned out to be rather difficult being a bisexual teenager surrounded by attractive people every day at Hogwarts.

The worst part of it was when he started dating and a few times even though he and the other person said they were casual, Teddy could tell the other felt hurt whenever their eyes flitted up to his hair and it was blonde for friendship or fondness and not pink.

So after that he decided beanies and hats would become his new best friends. He’s seen a few photos of his dad wearing hats and found a few of his old ones. His mum had a few eccentric ones too so he wore those on his rebellious days but he preferred his dad’s old beanies because they covered all of his hair.

He started taking them off during the breaks though ever since he came home for the summer holidays and saw Harry’s worried frown at the train station.

That was an embarrassing conversation in which Teddy had to insist he wasn’t ashamed of who he was, he just didn’t like the whole world being able to tell what he felt at any moment.

But Teddy knew it worried Andromeda and Harry slightly though they tried their best not to show it and realistically it was rather stupid wearing beanies during the summer holidays so he didn’t wear them outside of Hogwarts.

But everything changed during his seventh year and the summer before it started.

That summer he’d spent a lot of the time with Andromeda and weeks here or there with the Potters and Weasleys. He loves all the Weasley cousins and thankfully several are in Hogwarts now so they’re all really close.

He’s always been the closest with Victoire though as she’s only a year younger than him but there was never anything romantic between them, the only small moment they had was at King’s Cross at the beginning of seventh year when he kissed her to make her ex jealous and they laughed about it afterwards.

Once he’d calmed down enough and looked around to see if the ex saw their kiss, he was at first happy on Vic’s behalf that he did but instantly he felt his heart plummet to his stomach when he saw James staring at them with wide eyes.

James Sirius Potter, Victoire’s cousin who was starting his fifth year that year.

James who Teddy had spent the summer laughing with, playing pranks on James’s cousins with and talking about everything with.

Because Victoire was great but Teddy just always felt he and James could talk about anything with each other.

In that moment James and Teddy looked at each other for what felt like eternity, Teddy saw hurt in James’s eyes and put that down to James thinking Teddy liked Victoire, maybe that they were even dating and that he’d never told him, even though they’d sworn that summer that they’d told each other everything.

Teddy takes a step forward, forgetting about Victoire beside him, wanting to talk to James, explain himself and the situation, anything to rid himself of the tightening knot of guilt in his stomach.

James merely shook his head, turned and ran from him to where his family were standing around Lily who was starting her first year at Hogwarts this year.

Teddy swallowed down his feelings and forced himself to turn back to Victoire and smile, pretending he’d been listening to her words of gratitude.

Teddy was Head Boy this year so thankfully he was too busy giving talks to the prefects and organising patrol schedules on the train to think about James’s heartbreakingly sad brown eyes but once the feast started and James ignored Teddy’s silent invitation to sit beside him, Teddy couldn’t stop thinking about them.

While the first years hurried up the steps one by one to be sorted and as the headmistress and the sorting hat gave their speeches, Teddy thought about the times he spent with James that summer.

He thought about all their late nights on the roof of the Potter’s house under the stars.

He lets himself remember the one talk in particular that he’s been trying to forget all summer.

The night when he told James more about the loneliness he feels without his parents than he could ever dream of telling Harry or Andromeda.

He remembers James repaying in kind, revealing how he hates how people look at him as the son of the Boy Who Lived and one of the greatest chasers the Holyhead Harpies ever had and how he sees himself as a disappointment because he struggles to pass his classes and can’t play quidditch if his life depended on it.

Teddy had looked at him and reassured him that he was the farthest thing from a disappointment and that he was so proud of him and he knew Harry and Ginny were too.

James had smiled, that dazzling white bright smile of his and Teddy had felt his stomach clench but not in a bad way, instead it was in a weirdly happy way.

He didn’t understand it until a second later when James’s eyes flickered up to his hair and he whispered into the night, “Why is your hair pink? What does that mean?”

Teddy’s eyes had widened in horror, he’d given some feeble excuse that he couldn’t even remember now and soon insisted he was tired and they should go to bed.

The next morning Teddy came down to the kitchen in a baseball cap and wore one for every day that summer regardless of what the others said.

After every conversation Teddy had with James, or after James so much as smiled at him, Teddy would find the nearest mirror, close the door and take off his hat and sure enough his hair would be pink.

But over the summer the pinkness turned into a light red shade and Teddy knew what that meant, he didn’t even need to look it up in one of Hermione’s books.

He knew it stood for romantic love.

And that was something Teddy really couldn’t handle in his final year of Hogwarts.

But then James had looked at him with those wide, sad eyes and he just wants to run over to the Gryffindor table and tell James that the kiss didn’t mean anything, not that James would care who he kissed but still he has a right to know.

Teddy wants to find James after the feast more than anything but he has to lead the first years back to the dorms, give them the usual speech and give everyone in Hufflepuff house the password so he doesn’t get a chance to talk to him.

The following two weeks are extremely busy too; he has to manage his own timetable while helping out the first years and balancing his patrol schedule and tutoring group at the same time so he rarely gets to talk to his friends in his dorm let alone his cousin in another year and house.

But in the middle of the last week of September, Teddy decides he has to try so he goes out of his way to see James, learning his timetable and waiting outside his last class, eating near him at the Gryffindor table at the feasts, thankfully inter-house unity is common now so this is normal but whenever Teddy approaches James, he won’t even look at him let alone talk to him.

James just skilfully avoids eye contact and talks to someone beside him or walks in the other direction and every single time Teddy’s pace falters and he doesn’t need to take his hat off to know that his hair has turned blue.

James succeeds in his avoidance techniques until the end of October but it’s not Teddy or James that brings this to an end, instead its Emma Bones, the sixth year prefect of Gryffindor house who Teddy used to tutor last year for her OWLs  

It’s at the end of their second prefect meeting when she lingers behind and asks to talk to him.

“Look I wasn’t going to say anything but I thought you’d want to know because I know how close you two are.” Emma starts, her eyebrows are drawn together but her eyes stare fiercely at him.

Teddy smiles and tries not to be worried, “What’s going on Em?”

“It’s probably not a big deal but it’s about James.”

Teddy frowns and stops packing his stuff away, focusing his full attention on her now.

“James? Is everything okay with him?”

“Yes everything’s fine, he’s just been getting into a bit of trouble recently. And I know that’s something you or me or any of those cousins are partial too but” Emma sighs,

“I don’t know it seems off, he’s doing stupid things like staying out late in stupid areas where he’d surely know we’d catch him on patrol. I think he’s been giving back cheek to teachers which isn’t really like him, he’ll banter with them but he never disrespects them so that’s why this is so unusual and he just seems so angry all the time. He’s gotten five detentions already and a letter’s going to be written home soon if it hasn’t already so I just thought…maybe if you could talk to him then he might settle down a bit?”

Teddy blinks twice, frozen in place and unsure of what to say.

Emma is right, Teddy can certainly be rebellious at times, and he was definitely partial to sneaking out here and there when he was in James’s year or even when he was younger but being disrespectful to teachers is another thing and as for being angry a lot, that’s definitely not who James is.

“I’ll talk to him” Teddy says eventually, “I will and thank you, I appreciate you telling me this, I really do Em.”

Emma smiles and nods before slipping out of the room and leaving Teddy alone with his thoughts.

The next morning is thankfully a Saturday and when he goes down to the Great Hall for breakfast he’s glad to see that James is there already, slowly eating his eggs and bacon like every other tired student who managed to drag themselves out of bed for breakfast.

Teddy sits beside Victoire at the Ravenclaw table and makes small chit-chat with her as he quickly eats some cereal and all the while he notices James’s eyes on him. He wonders how long James has been secretly watching him and why he won’t just talk to him or at least let Teddy talk to him.

From the corner of his eye, Teddy later catches James standing up to leave and Teddy knows that he needs to talk to him right now or he mightn’t get another chance so he politely excuses himself from the table and follows James out of the room.

He waits until they’ve both left the Entrance Hall to slide into step beside him and it’s rather fortunate that there’s nobody else around for James to talk to or anywhere James can run off to this morning.

“We need to talk” Teddy tells him softly.

James lets out a long breath that Teddy can’t differentiate between a sigh and a huff,

“Look I’ve lots of studying to do so if you don’t mind I’d rather-“

“James come on” Teddy says, coming to a halt and putting a gentle hand on James’s arm, causing him to stop too and face him, “What’s going on? You haven’t talked to me at all since we started term and I…I miss talking to you, can’t you just spare five minutes? Please?”

James finally meets his eyes and his eyes are a mixture of emotions, ranging from guarded, hurt and defiant, “Can’t you just go talk to Vic? You guys are dating now right so why-“

Teddy shakes his head clearly, “No we’re not.”

James stops talking and his mouth drops open, “What? What do you mean? Then why did you kiss her at King’s Cross?”

“She wanted to piss off that twat of an ex-boyfriend of hers.”

“The one that cheated on her?”

“Yes Jamie” Teddy says, a smile playing on his lips, “We’re definitely not together. I was just helping her out.”

“Oh” James says, his voice is soft and Teddy didn’t realise James’s shoulders were tensed until they drop and relax, “I didn’t…I didn’t know, the cousins, well they were all saying you were together.”

Teddy snorts, “I love Rose and Albus to pieces but how reliable are they for information, really?”

James laughs and Teddy forgot how much he missed that sound, “Yeah that’s true.”

Teddy smiles broadly now, “Look can we talk? Actually talk, please?”

James nods, “Yeah, yeah sure okay.”

They head down to the kitchens even though they just got food and spend an hour passing jokes back and forth while helping the house elves clean up from breakfast and then they sit side by side on a table, their shoulders touching and Teddy’s hair most definitely changing colour under his beanie.

“What’s going on with you?” Teddy asks softly

James’s eyes are focused on his fidgeting fingers that rest on his knees,

“Nothing, I’ve just been busy.”

“Jamie I’m head boy, I hear about all the kids getting in trouble, especially ones with five detentions for disrespecting teachers and getting caught after curfew.”

James scoffs but there’s no meaning to it, “Like you never did it.”

“James I know you. If you wanted to really rebel, this wouldn’t be how you’d do it and if you wanted to sneak out at night you wouldn’t let yourself get caught! I know you’ve your dad’s cloak and the map your grandfather and my dad made. So what’s going on? Why do you keep purposely getting into trouble?”

Teddy watches the varying emotions flicker on James’s face as he stares at his fingers that have stopped fidgeting to rest on his lap.

“I…” James whispers “Do you remember our second night on my roof at home last summer?”

Teddy nods, the night he rarely lets himself think about, the night of revelations and stupid pink hair.

“Yeah of course I remember” Teddy replies, his voice just as quiet as James’s, “Why?”

“Afterwards, about a month later when you were back at your gran’s I…well I borrowed one of Uncle Percy’s books and I found the part on metamorphaguses and those whose head hair are connected to their emotions, it’d been bookmarked I think he’d used it when they realised you were one of them. I…well I looked up what it meant when they…when you have pink hair.”

Teddy felt his breath catch in his throat.

A hundred thoughts, worries, fears and hopes ran through his mind but the main thought screaming in his head right now was ‘shit, shit, shit, shit’.

He wants to apologise, to lie and make something up, anything that could possibly explain this situation. He racks his head to remember what he told that sixth year in the locker room all those years ago, at least if he said that, it would be something but he just can’t remember.

James still doesn’t meet his eyes but Teddy is shocked to see a small smile on his lips,

“I thought…well I thought at first that…well that meant you liked me, that you had a crush on me.”

The words, ‘you thought right’ linger on Teddy’s lips but Teddy can’t find a voice to speak them.

“But I wasn’t sure you know?” James continues his voice surprisingly casual for this conversation, “I thought you could have been thinking of someone else, you could have been daydreaming of someone completely different and that’s why you were so embarrassed when I pointed it out, it would explain the rubbish excuse you gave. So I was going to wait until you came back to see what your hair was like” He laughs, “I even studied and learned what each hair colour stood for, I mean most of them I knew of course but some I didn’t but anyway then you came back wearing that stupid baseball cap that you never took off, not even that time we went swimming in the lake! I wanted to ask about it but…I guess I was just afraid.”

“What were you afraid of?” Teddy finds himself asking, even though his words are barely audible

“That your hair turned pink for the realistic reason, you were thinking of someone else. I didn’t, I didn’t want to hear it because I’d liked you for so long. And then, well, then I saw you kissing Victoire and I knew you didn’t like me and that you liked someone else, her to be exact and I was…sad and angry even though I had no right to be. I did all those stupid things to get your attention, hoping one day it would be you who caught me on patrol. I couldn’t just talk to you like you wanted, anytime you approached me I just felt guilty or annoyed or hurt so I just avoided you and kept getting in trouble to catch your attention, maybe to get your attention more than Vic, it makes no sense I know that but I…I don’t know, I didn’t know what else to do.”

Teddy opens his mouth to say something but he knows if he tries to talk, all that will come out would be a squeal of joy that James liked him back. So instead he reaches up to his head with one hand and takes the Hufflepuff pride beanie off his head.

He doesn’t need to look into a mirror to know that right now his hair is a light shade of red.

James finally looks at him and when he sees Teddy’s hair, his beautiful brown eyes widen and his eyebrows rise to his hairline.

“You…red…that’s…”

“Romantic love” Teddy answers for him, unable to resist the grin spreading over his face, “I…James my hair turned pink that night because I liked you, I had a crush on you because you were open and honest with me and I liked that James, I liked the real James that you showed me that night. I swear I never liked Vic, I never told you I was falling for you that summer because I didn’t want to make you uncomfortable, we grew up together, your cousins see me as another cousin and I thought you saw me like that too so I said nothing. The last thing I wanted was to make you uncomfortable or to hurt you and I’m sorry I did.”

“I’m sorry too” James says, tearing his eyes away from Teddy’s hair to finally meet his eyes, “I should have come to you sooner, I should have talked to you whenever you tried to talk to me. I acted like a ridiculous child I know.”

Teddy smirks and lets himself kiss James’s forehead, “Maybe a small bit” and he laughs when James lightly hits his arm.

“I love you too, you know?”

Teddy does know that now but he can’t deny that his heart soars when he hears James say those words.

“Yeah I do”

James smiles that perfect wide toothy grin and hesitates only a minute before closing the space between them and kissing Teddy on the mouth.

It’s good for a first kiss, really good and it’s the best kiss Teddy has had in his entire life simply because it’s with James.

He knows there’s a lot they need to talk about and think about but for right now Teddy’s perfectly happy to keep kissing James on an old table in the Hogwarts kitchens and relish in the feel of James’s soft hand in his as their fingers intertwine.

One thing’s for certain though, Teddy’s not going to be wearing any hat, beanie or baseball cap for the next while, not if this is the reaction he gets from James at seeing his hair.

Maybe having hair that was attached to emotions wasn’t as bad as Teddy originally thought.

ainilu  asked:

Hello!! I'm the UMAT anon from before! Thanks for the advice :) omg I find the understanding people the hardest one as well, like I always have two options that I can't seem to decide, and there's always words that I don't know! How did you improve those, and in general basically English cause I'm not that good at English either haha did u stick to like a study timetable for UMAT?

cute! is that IU in your icon? Omgsh, your blog is just so niceeeee! Followed you back so I can reblog you for my main haha

Hmm, well at the time, my friend photocopied a few practice paper exams for me, so I just would write down all the word options (usually 4 words for each question) and study the dictionary meanings. If you can manage to get a few papers I think that would help. And I didn’t have a study timetable, I barely prepared for it LOL I just did it so that I wouldn’t have any regrets (which is good because otherwise I wouldn’t be an optom lol)


STUDYING FOR HSC ENGLISH ADVANCED

Area of Study and Module Essays

  • As for English in general, I really hated it, but I mainly improved because I would write a lot of practice essays and then send it to my tutors for feedback. 
  • Unless you’re a natural at English, I would advise that you disregard what the teacher says and memorise your essays. I can’t write something under exam pressure that still makes sense, so memorising helped me to deal with exam anxiety as well. However, there’s a way to do this so that you can answer 90% of questions thrown at you. 
    • The school gave us like a bunch of practice essay questions at the time based on past exams, and the questions can be grouped together into the different issues they ask you to talk about.
    • Have all the quotes and techniques written up in an extra-long exemplar essay.
    • The format of each sentence inside the paragraphs should be like 
      • “The [author/playwright/speaker] 
      • [illustrates/demonstrates/other action verb] 
      • [some facet about the theme of the paragraph] through 
      • [alliteration/metaphor/symbolism] which 
      • [insert consequence e.g. emphasises the blah blah blah]”. 
    • I dug up my old English essays to find you an example :) (I did As You Like It for my main text)
      • “Duke Frederick paradoxically announces “her very silence, and her patience/Speak to the people”, and banishes her, touting “thou art thy father’s daughter, there’s enough”. The high modality and use of verse illustrates the dramatic tension of the scene, and has illustrated Rosalind’s filial ties restrict her expression of outrage at her displacement”.  Yet, Celia’s antithetical statement that “Now go in we content/To liberty and not to banishment” allows her to embrace the wider world of the forest.”
    • You can of course, rearrange the elements of the format above so it doesn’t make your essay sound repetitive and makes the sentences flow nicely. 
      • You can see I save on word count by using the technique (antithesis) as an adjective, as opposed to saying “Shakespeare uses antithesis in Celia’s statement…”
    • Then change the introduction + the topic sentence + the concluding sentence in each paragraph to suit the exam question. You get better at changing these the more you practice, don’t worry!
    • It’s even easier for the questions where you get to choose what issues to talk about. 

Some Real Tips for Creative Writing

As for creative writing, that was also mainly just writing stories again and again and getting feedback from the teacher. 

Just so you know, for my exam, I wrote something based around culture. Basic story was pretty unoriginal: girl gets invited out by friends, but like has to take care of grandmother, was going to ditch grandmother to go, but then has internal monologue, *insert angst about how different her culture and friend’s culture was*, *some memories about grandmother*, *sprinkle some weather parallels her internal strife*, /struggle/, and then runs home, *insert comforting imagery of cultural foods and items* for bittersweet ending in 1200 words. Somehow this was the one story I got full marks from LOL

  • For some reason, the English teachers always badgered you to write something original, but then they were like write what you know. Which kinda threw me for a loop for ages, because I was awful at making up plot lines. Stick with writing what you know, the story turns out much better. 
  • Just write like one super good story with all the elements of the area of study in it, so that you can add elements of the prompt. 
    • English teachers always badger you to use the prompt properly, but no one can think of stuff on the spot, so again I just ignored their demands. 
  • But like there should only be one “complication” or else you won’t be able to resolve it in 1000 words
  • Likewise, no story should be spanning more than one day. You can span one week if you do something like “After a week had passed”. 
  • Always write in 3rd person just in case they complain that your writing has too much monologue. English scarred me and now I can barely read first person stories without feeling irked :’(
  • Find a balance between monologue, outside action/dialogue, and descriptive imagery. This is something that you should specifically request from someone who is reading your story to comment on (most of the time when people critique your story, they’ll pick at small things, but can forget to give you advice on the big picture). 
  • Likewise, find a balance between short sentences and long sentences to alter the pace of your story. The monologue should have both types, descriptive imagery will always be long so it slows the pace of the story, and dialogue can be varied to alter the story pace. 

Hope this helps you write awesomely for English!!

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xx-gruchala-xx  asked:

I tried to send you a request and I don't remember if I've sent it or not 「(゚ペ) So here it goes again: How would g1 optimus/thundercracker, mtmte rodimus/drift/overlord react to s/o trying to be sexy, but actually cute? s/o don't realize their clumsy actions isn't working. Thanks!

I can relate, I can’t do sexy ;3

~G1:
Optimus Prime:
-He watches you flirt with him admiringly
-When he calls you cute and you look disappointed he corrects himself and apologizes
-He likes watching you awkwardly try to be sexy, but he won’t say how adorable he thinks it is that you’re trying so hard to be sexy

Thundercracker:
-He’s so confused, he doesn’t understand why you’re being so awkward right now
-He is genuinely concern for you until you get pouty with him, then it hits him and he feels so stupid
-He assures you, “you are so cute… er, I mean sexy, you are so sexy.” (Smooth Thundercracker)

~MTMTE:
Rodimus:
-He teases you while laughing, “look at you! Are you being sexy? Well it’s not working, you wanna know why? It’s because you’re so gosh darn cute!”
-He kissed you and tells you how much he loves you and your awkwardness
-When he passes by you later, he winks and says “hey sexy!”

Drift:
-He stares at you trying to figure out what it is you’re trying to accomplish then smiling when he realizes you’re trying to be sexy
-He doesn’t want to upset you but he’s fighting back laughter as you awkwardly try to seduce him
-He ends up laughing and telling you he’s sorry, you’re just too cute

Overlord:
-He stares at you annoyed, “what are you doing? You’re too cute for that.”
-He laughs if you get pouty or mad at him
-He teases you about it because your reaction to it is always adorable in his optics

sylviaart-deactivated20161229  asked:

I love your work and how cute you make each relationship of each eddsworld character I wanted to ask a request if that okay? do you think you can draw tom x jon if not and you don't like the ship I understand I won't force you also keep up with your wonderful artwork

thank YOU!! that’s very kind of you to say. so, tom x jon is sounds good and so cute! i tried to draw it ;)
i hope you like it. 

anonymous asked:

Can someone form a Jihope shipper support group because I don't think I can take it anymore I need people who understand my pain over how cute and perfect they are 😭 I trust you to do something ;~; Please. // JiHope Killed The Anon

LMAO YES DUDE A SUPPORT GROUP WOULD BE HELPFUL BUT YOU CAN JUST LOOK AT HOW AMAZING THEY ARE TOGETHER

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Signs from my experience (cancer)
  • requested by: anonymious
  • Aries: Okay we don't usually get along really well to be honest. You just sometimes say things that hurt me and you don't even say you are sorry. Not sure if you notice tho and yeah I am kinda sensitive to things others say c; but you are also so childish which is kinda cute! If you really get to know them they are really great and loyal friends.
  • Taurus: Okay too precious for this world. Everything you do is so much art. We get along well but they can be so stubborn from time to time. Still cute and lovable. Can I just hug you all! Also loyal and make the greatest friends!
  • Gemini: Okay your sarcasm level it's over 9000! You are realists and your humor is on the other level! It's not easy to get along with them but when you do they are just the best thing that can happen to you! You are just fun to be around and I feel that you aren't as two faced that people say! Geminis I know are just so perf and cute and amazing!
  • Cancer: Okay you are my long lost brothers and sisters! I feel like we all have this really deep connection and that we just naturally get along with each other. Of course we are all little moody from time to time but we all get it and accept the fact in each other. All too precious to this world and omg.
  • Leo: So. Amazing. Omg. You are so nice and cute and funny and just adorable! I think we get along better than what people first think when they think cancers and leos. You have the funniest jokes and are loyal af. You can always trust that they are there for you! Your confidence is stunning and when you hang out with them you just notice that even you start to act more confident. Also their smile and them like overall are like sun and they are just shining brightly!
  • Virgo: We have this kind of understanding with each others. We feel like we are on the same page and all those deep conversations are something that I value so much. Sometimes you make fun of me how messy I am but it's okay! Still so freaking cute and adorable. I also admire how you actually can keep things in order like that's something I really just can't do!
  • Libra: Okay you are so nice and cute and we get along so well most of the time. Sometimes you get annoyed how clingy I am but you still bear with me and let me be my annoying self. You accept me how I am and omg. Most of you are so balanced with yourselves that I am jealous for that. So important and cute and cute and did I already say cute.
  • Scorpio: Okay why every scorpio that I have met are either hot or hot. Like is that common thing with you guys. You are all so deep stuff person but also you work hard to get what you want and when you get it, you won't let go. You are all so nice and idk just attractive persons, persons who I like to hang out with. Can I just marry you all? Oh wait that was not a question c;;
  • Sagittarius: Okay most of you are so open with other people that it hurts! You have maybe the best jokes ever and you really should think about going to comedy career! It's always fun to be around you and we never get bored when we hang out. You always want to do these extreme things what is the best! Like I said I'm never getting bored with you! c;;
  • Capricorn: Okay I haven't met many of you but you all seem to be so calm but so cute all at the same time! You set yourselves high goals and you work hardly towards them! Idk what else to say when I know so little but you are all cute c;
  • Aquarius: So freaking funny and lively! You are loud and you talk so much! It's so fun to be around you, there will be no quiet moment with you! You have really fun ideas ! You are all so adorable and funny. I get along with you quite well and I feel that we have been friends for so long even tho we haven't.
  • Pisces: Okay I either love you or then we don't really get along with each other. You are still are so cute and like everything you do (just like taurus') is really art! XD You really don't act like your age, it can go either way. Most of the time we get along with so well and you are so funny and you understand my point of view! So so so cute c;;
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soooooo, I’ve been working on this Fantasy!AU right???? 

It’s still kinda in construction, but basically, Haru comes from a line of ‘water people’ and it gives him the power to bring water to life. He can’t control it, he can talk to it, but he can never force it to act against its will

Meanwhile you got Makoto who comes from a normal family, but he’s one of those who was born with the Light and that gives certain healing powers. He will be sent to a special academy later to learn how to use them and potentially become a healer. He is still afraid of water and his own powers, but Haru is working really hard to make him understand that ‘water would never hurt him’.

So anyway, I’m having a lot of fun with this so you can expect more of it~ And I have like hundreds of really cute headcanons for this so I gotta find a way to share them all

Malec-Week First Day: Favourite Malec-Scene

So, as I definitely got more than one favourite scene (basically every Malec scene is my favourite, apart from the one we don’t talk about), I’m going to post two that always make me laugh and give me that warm flutter in my chest (you know what I’m talking about ^^)

This one is from “City of Lost Souls”, from the point of view of Isabelle, when she stays over at Magnus’s loft before she and Jocelyn meet the Iron Sisters.


It [the bathroom] was halfway down the hall, and the door was just opening, Alec emerging in a cloud of steam. He had a towel around his waist and another around his shoulders and was rubbing energetically at his wet black hair. Isabelle supposed she shouldn’t be surprised to see him; he’d been trained to wake up early in the morning just like she had.

“You smell like sandalwood,” she said by way of greeting. She hated the smell of sandalwood. She liked sweet scents - vanilla, cinnamon, gardenia.

Alec looked at her. “We like sandalwood.” Isabelle made a face. “Either that’s the royal ‘we’ or you and Magnus are turning into one of those couples that think they’re one person. ‘We like sandalwood.’ ‘We adore the symphony.’ ‘We hope you enjoy our Christmas present’ - which, if you ask me, is just a cheap way of avoiding having to buy two gifts.”

Alec blinked wet lashes at her. “You’ll understand-”

“If you tell me I’ll understand when I’m in love, I’ll smother you with that towel.”

“And if you keep preventing me from going back to my room and getting dressed, I’ll get Magnus to summon up pixies to tie your hair in knots.”

Okay, some more fanart for the bbcthree zombie show that I currently love very much! So, Simon…I don’t understand how this character can go from a creepy vampire zombie extremist to a cute puppy you just want to protect forever. Just…how.

This kind of goes together with the Kieren one, I am also planning to draw Amy because I feel these works could make a nice triptych! 

To all: If you could choose your name, what would it be? And why?
  • Hazel: Cecile! There was this girl back in New Orleans with that name, she was nice.
  • Jason: John. I have absolutely no idea why.
  • Piper: Natasha. Because it sounds cool?
  • Frank: Landon. It was my grandpa's name.
  • Leo: Sammy was my grandpa's name!
  • Frank: Oh, sorry. I meant Bob, because I can.
  • Percy: Fix it?
  • Frank: Shut up, Percy.
  • Hazel: I don't understand.
  • Annabeth: It's a kids TV show called "Bob the builder" and his famous line is "I can fix it!".
  • Hazel: Sounds like Leo.
  • Leo: Okay. I'm Bob. Frank, get a new name!
  • Frank: Danny because it was the first to come to mind.
  • Annabeth: I'd choose Katherine. That's the name of the "architect" of one of my favourite castles in France.
  • Percy: Then I'm Tom, since he's Katherine's husband.
  • Annabeth: How did you know?
  • Percy: I listen once in a while!
  • Piper: That is so cute!
  • Leo: Aaand Percy wins the "Best Boyfriend" award for the 7,968th time in a row.

anonymous asked:

hi ah well you see i'm asexual and i've been told that because i'll say a drawing of one of my otp/real person is "cute" or "adorable" or "beautiful" (male or female, doesn't matter) that doesn't count and it automatically makes me heterosexual. but its not like im actually yk attracted to them, or want to do whatever, or think they're sexy (idk what that even is). like i think someone is "attractive" in the sense of aesthetics but i dont feel anything towards them, really. i just don't know

Being asexual doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy how a person looks.  I don’t understand how people don’t understand that.  Heterosexuals can still think people of the same gender are beautiful/cute and no one suddenly starts calling them gay/bisexual/pansexual/etc., so… why do asexuals get so much shit?  Like… why do we have to prove ourselves so much?  I can say Jensen Ackles is hot, but I still don’t want to bang him.  Sorry people are such shits to you.  Just ignore them and keep being awesome.

cute things the signs have actually said to me
  • ARIES: I don't know how close you are to him, but from what you've told me, he seems like a scumbag and I wouldn't be friends with a scumbag.
  • TAURUS: I know I won't be able to come up to talk to him unless he talks to me first but what if I just lost someone really important to me without realizing it?
  • CANCER: Your happiness and love is such an importance to me and I can't help but to think, "What if someone else does the ideal thing for you and you end up leaving me?"
  • GEMINI: I don't know, I feel like I'm changing too quickly and I'm turning into someone I'm not. I know this sounds stupid but I've been hurt so much that now, I try to be that person who hurts others so that I can avoid getting hurt, does that even make sense?
  • LEO: Even if my they were upset at me, it didn't matter because I did what I did to make myself happy.
  • VIRGO: I can tell you were afraid to get hurt, but don't let your weaknesses become a problem. You have to allow yourself to open up.
  • LIBRA: I don't know whether I should leave or stay; everyone seems to care about me when it's too late.
  • SCORPIO: Time doesn't heal a damn thing if you spend every day reminiscing how good some thing used to be.
  • SAGITTARIUS: I know this sounds silly but I feel so betrayed. I don't want to see her as a threat, but I can't believe she would do some thing like that, you know?
  • CAPRICORN: I feel detached from everyone else but you because you're the only person who actually understands me. But yeah, let's promise that we'll always make time for each other even if one of us moves away.
  • AQUARIUS: Well, if you need any help at all, just ask me. Don't be so worried though, I believe you can do this.
  • PISCES: Hey you look cute today, you should wear dresses more often!

anonymous asked:

May I send you a prompt? How about a deaf Levi talking to Hanji how good looking that blond stranger on the train is. Erwin by chance knows sign language and responds that Levi is, too, very pleasant to look at or something lmao You can tell that I read gangsta lately huh maybe this is a dumb prompt I can totally understand If you don't want to write it c:

this is so cute i had to do it:

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Being deaf sucked ass. Or at least, most of the time it did. Sure, every day Levi wished he could experience music, that he could hear the sound of his mother’s voice or the birds outside his window chirping every morning, but there was one place that he was glad he couldn’t hear: the subway.

It was smelly and crowded and full of pushy, rude people, and his friend and roommate Hange only ever described the noise as ‘loud.’ He spent over an hour every day in total on board commuting to and from the daycare he and Hange worked at, and he hated every moment of it. When he wasn’t being aggravated at being elbowed in the back or having his foot stepped on, Levi generally found the ride boring too.

One morning, however, he found himself on a different train than normal because he and Hange were chaperoning a field trip for the daycare, and they had been lucky enough to get seats. This car wasn’t as crowded as their normal route was, and it didn’t smell as bad. Actually, it smelled kind of nice, Levi found himself thinking, as after they pulled away from their last stop he got a whiff of rich cologne.

It was so strong that it tickled his nose because of his heightened sense of smell, and it got his attention quickly. Looking up from where he’d been reading something on his phone, he glanced around to see if he could locate the source, and immediately glimpsed a well-dressed businessman several seats down across from them. It had to be him, Levi thought, and he couldn’t help the way his eyes lingered over him.

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I got a bit distracted here when I started thinking about Mokona and how she’s not even here and yet they’re talking anyway. I can only guess that Mokona’s translations have been becoming more and more long range. In Hanshin they couldn’t understand each other until they were at least within eyesight of Mokona, but both in Koryo and here the family has split up and had no trouble with communication. And come to think of it Sakura had no trouble at all speaking with Emeraude despite the fact that she was all alone with her in that castle, it must work over a much larger radius than I was first aware of. I can only guess that Hanshin was actually a huge metropolis and Mokona was taken all the way over to the far side of it to have her powers stop working entirely, but then again magic, so maybe I’m not supposed to think about it too much. 

Either way, I always like when Clamp pulls these motivational speeches to show that everyone has worth and can help in some way, and it will always mean more than you think it will. It’s an excellent message to give to anyone, and especially interesting to hear it coming from Fai (though mostly because I still have no idea WHAT HE DID). On the other hand, I will always like this message more when it’s not advice given to the only girl in a group self-sufficient men - but I’m holding out for Sakura improving later on, because I need it. There haven’t been any women fighting ‘on screen’ yet, even from our veteran Clamp warriors (Arashi just stayed at home, Chu-nyan was de-aged, and though Yuzuriha fights we haven’t seen it), but soon? Hopefully? This is important for me. BUT STILL. NICE REASSURING MESSAGE AND STUFF. YES GOOD. 

I will never get over Sakura being so genuinely impressed with everyone she meets. She’s known Fai for a while now but even so she’s so INCREDIBLY happy just to learn about how skilled he is. SAKURA IS THE BEST OKAY. HOW RARE OF ME TO SAY THIS. 

But I also have no idea what Fai is doing by attributing all his skills to his magic. Like, yes, these are all transferable qualities, but Fai has been pretty firmly on the “What? Magic? Who even… what are you… I have no idea what you’re even implying how dare you”. I mean, I’m exaggerating, but it’s always a firm “no” whenever Kurogane brings it up, so I’m not sure why he would bring it up voluntarily here. I get the feeling he’s probably just being playfully modest, but still, I can never be sure with Fai. Maybe he feels a bit more kinship with Sakura on this topic, since she’s kind of the closest thing they have to another spellcaster in the family. CCS!Sakura definitely was, after all, and this Sakura can see ghosts, so fingers crossed for her developing something else as well. 

…but still, “the drawings were a part of my magic”. I originally read that as “the cat drawing itself was made via magic” but that can’t possibly be right. Does he mean his form of magic requires him to draw things? Which is how he can draw cats? Is that what he’s meant to be saying? English why must you be so vague. 

But all that aside, please enjoy the fact that when given praise Fai’s response is to cup his face in his hands, pull a cute face, kick one leg up behind him, and speak with an musical note. 

Fai.

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Sayanee / 休戦協定 Kyuusen kyoutei (Short ver.)

I can always fix my broken guitar
But that won’t fill the empty space in my heart
It’s too lonely when you’re not around
Even if I call you, the phone just rings and rings
Where are you? Who are you with?
For some reason it makes me jealous
Get back! Get back! Get back!
Hey, come on home