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Life Update

I don’t make these often and I’ll delete it in a bit but here’s what’s up:

Ever since last fall I’ve been putting about 1000% of my art juju into work, which I can’t share with anyone yet (SOON THOUGH.) During this time a lot of sad and upsetting things have happened in my life and I’ve been in a bad way. My energy for personal art pretty much dried up due to The Sadness.

Things are getting better but now I’m in the process of moving from the USA to New Zealand, which is even more complicated and stressful than you might expect. The art dry spell shall continue. (I found some sketches on my hard drive that I never posted, though. I will… do that.)

During the time of Terrible and Unrelenting Sadness, a small shred of happiness came along. I latched onto it with both hands and haven’t let go, like it’s my goddamned lifeline. That thing is Final Fantasy XV. It is simultaneously saving and ruining my life. I made a blog for my FFXV screenshots, which I have advertised before and certainly will again. It is @lokton. This has been my coping mechanism for the last few months. It gives me a low-key way of perpetuating my creative energy with a minimum amount of angst.

ok that’s all for now bye

Every week, a bumblebee comes into my home and finds itself tired & stranded on my floor. Unfortunately I’ve found one that had died, so I wasn’t able to help it. But today another one has appeared! I’ve used a Tupperware container with some soil and stones to enclose it along with some sugar water to drink and regain its strength. But my question is this..

Why do they keep appearing before me? Is this a test? Throughout my life I’ve always stumbled across bumblebees in distress and 99% of the time, I’ve done my best to help them.

I’m rambling aren’t I?

Not dead update (uh yeah haha)

Haven’t found the time to finish cleaning Akuma to Keiyaku even though I got my tanko already ((ง •̀ω•́)ง) haha and there’s someone helping me to proofread it. I will try to do a release in April hopefully. I will be back and omf sorry about late replies be it inbox or email. I will get back to y'all asap!! By e

anonymous asked:

IDK if youve been asked this a million times before im so sorry if you have but could you recommend some other books (preferably series but it doesnt actually matter) you like?? i read trc and now im heavily craving more of the whole found family trope but id love to hear any of your fav books in general i trust your taste

nobody has asked me this actually!! unfortunately this is going to reveal that i like. do not read as much as i should/would like to. trc and soc were the first YA books i’d gotten into for a few years; when i was in college i was mainly reading books for school, so i’m not all that up to date. thanks for trusting my taste though :’) here’s what comes to mind:

  • six of crows/crooked kingdom. if you haven’t read this duology, i highly recommend it! tightly plotted and with a fantastic, diverse cast of characters. i was just blown away by how good these books are, and it sounds like the author intends to write more about some of these characters in the future
  • tamora pierce’s books. this one is iffy because i haven’t reread in quite a while and i 100% acknowledge that some of her books/the way they deal with certain topics are probably dated by now. however these were super formative for me as A Youth, in terms of what i still enjoy reading and writing today, and i think they still have their merits. great female characters and found family stuff. a friend recently read and said they mostly held up well– ymmv on this but if you like fantasy i’d definitely give her books a shot. 
  • the curse workers series by holly black. another urban YA series. cassel is the only non magic user in a family of magic users. also magic is illegal so they’re all criminals in more ways than one. also he killed his best friend a while back and feels bad about that. but who can he trust and what is the truth?!?!?!?!?!? also, in spite of what the book covers would have you believe, cassel (and his family) are people of color; holly black doesn’t specify more than that but yeah! read this a few years ago so i don’t remember it super well but there’s a really interesting form of magic in this series which makes me think of trc. also unreliable narrators.
  • i just started a darker shade of magic by v.e. schab and i’m really enjoying it!
  • code name verity by elizabeth wein. standalone, historical fiction, but phenomenal. about two young women in WWII. will really keep you guessing. don’t be like me and read it on the bus on your way home because people will see you cry.
  • chaos walking series by patrick ness. todd lives in a town where there are only men and everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts– supposedly because of a germ that killed all the women and left all the men with this effect. needless to say, things are not what they seem. i like…… can’t even talk about this series, it MESSED ME UP but in a good way. one of the best explorations of gender politics, becoming an adult, etc etc etc in YA i’ve seen. sci fi.

there’s like. a notable omission on this theme here because i hate it so i’m not going to rec it but yeah. sorry i can’t be more help but i hope this is a good start! followers, feel free to reply with other recs.

I have fairly distinct memories of one time, at my grandparents’ house, in the middle of the night, coming downstairs to do something (use the bathroom? get a drink? I can’t remember) only to find basically all the adults in my family gathered around the dinner table in the kitchen (which was filled with smoke in my memory but idk) playing some game using the rider tarot deck. Didn’t stop to investigate though; I was supposed to be in bed…

Anyways I never learned what they were playing. I found an old rider tarot in the games cupboard in this house but the official instructions are just for divinatory purposes; there is a little sliver of handwritten graph paper with “Règles” written on it tucked into those but it’s just incomprehensible shorthand to remind someone who already knows the rules how many points things are worth…

hrm :T

anonymous asked:

do you read fics or do you just write? do you read other pairings then wolfstar?

yesss, i’m an avid reader whenever i have the time! initially i only read wolfstar, but i found that there weren’t that many wolfstar-fics that fit my taste (mostly length-wise), so i started exploring other pairings as well, and as of now, my absolute favourite fic is a james/teddy-one :))) i’ve also read a lot of prongsfoot (probably my second favourite pairing, after wolfstar), and some drarry and harmony!

Songs that never fail to make white people beyond turnt
  •  Don’t Stop Believing 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Living On A Prayer 
  • Come On Eileen 
  • Sweet Caroline 
  • Shot Through the Heart 
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me 
  • Sweet Home Alabama 
  • Under Pressure 
  • Shook Me All Night Long 
  • Ice Ice Baby 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe
  • 500 Miles
  • Wonderwall 
  • Buddy Holly 
  • A Thousand Miles 
  • Teenage Dirtbag 
  • Red Solo Cup 
  • Mr Brightside 
  • Never Gonna Give You Up 
  • Eye of the Tiger 
  • Chicken Fried 
  • American Pie 
  • I Love Rock and Roll 
  • Dancing Queen 
  • Don’t You Want Me
  • We Will Rock You 
  • The Time Warp 
  • Hey Jude 
  • Piano Man
  • This Is How We Do It
  • Drops of Jupiter 
  • Hey Soul Sister
  • In The End 
  • All The Small Things 
  • Stacy’s Mom 
  • Kryptonite 
  • All Star 
  • You Found Me
  • Bad Day 
  • Bring Me To Life 
  • Dance, Dance
  • Sugar We’re Going Down 
  • I Write Sins Not Tragedies 
  • All The Small Things 
  • Ocean Avenue 
  • Dirty Little Secret 
  • Margaritaville 
  • Sk8er Boi
  • Brown Eyed Girl 
  • Life Is A Highway 
  • Some Nights 
  • Little Lion Man 
  • Breakeven
  • Hey There Delilah 
  • Viva La Vida
  • Use Somebody 
  • Carry On My Wayward Son 
  • Take On Me
  • 1985 
  • Iris 
  • I’m Awesome 
  • Seven Nation Army 
  • September 
  • Since U Been Gone
  • Skinny Love 
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Bye Bye Bye 
  • Say It Ain’t So 
  • Somewhere Only We Know 
  • I’m Yours 
  • Last Resort 
  • My Girl 
  • Tiny Dancer 
  • Roxanne
  • Shout 
  • I’m a Believer 
  • Soul Man
  • Feel Good Inc 
  • Check Yes Juliet
  • Walking On Sunshine 
  • MMM Bop
  • Pumped up Kicks 
  • Hooked On A Feeling 
  • It’s A Beautiful Day
  • Summer Girls 
  • Before He Cheats 
  • Happy Together
  • You Make My Dreams Come True
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
  • DONTTRUSTME
  • Shake It (Metro Station)
  • Juke Box Hero
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun
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Hey! Mark! I just wanted to show you a little something out of all this negative you’ve been seeing. Maybe, hopefully, you’ll see this, and know how INSPIRING just the smallest amounts of positivity can be. Even in the darkest moments….

In 2014 I was very heavy depressed, anxious, and without much hope for my future. I had just gotten out of highschool and had no idea what I wanted to do. I was very down in the dumps, fresh out of an unhealthy long term relationship, living by myself, and my weight was getting to the point where it was endangering my health.

But then my friend showed me some of your videos. I found myself laughing for a long while for the first time in a long time. Because human laughter is contagious. Whether it be through a computer screen or anything else. You and a few other youtubers filled my house with positivity, and your messages of hope, happiness, BETTERING YOURSELF, and being a force for good in this world inspired me to change.

So I got up and did something about it.

It’s now 2017. I am over 100 pounds lighter and STILL working! I am following my dreams and trying my best to push those around me to keep going, Keep fighting. Even though I’m still a work in progress,but everyday I get a little better. I just wanted to (hopefully) show you what being a beacon of hope can do for those around you (or 5,000 miles away.) Thanks for continuing to be an inspiration for those of us who needed a little extra push to fight for ourselves.
@markiplier

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Pages from my Starbucks x Moleskine 2016 planner: One of my favorite + go-to color schemes. I usually use this color scheme on pages that have long to-do lists or full schedules. It calms me down when I browse through them and makes the workload look tolerable. 😊

Some planner/journal design tips:

  • If your planner/journal doesn’t have a standard layout or style like mine, try to envision how you want the page to turn out before designing it. Decide on a color scheme, the materials you will use, and the placement of photos and other elements. That way, you’ll save time and avoid having a messy and non-cohesive layout.
  • Having difficulty drawing, painting, or making stuff in general? Make use of prints and words found in magazines or catalogs! (old issues will do!)
  • Recommended supplies: Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Stick, Scotch Magic Tape, and 0.4 mm Pilot G-Tec C4 Rollerball Pen

P.S. I’m working on a Planner/Journal 101 series since it’s almost time to get our 2017 planners! If you have any questions, send them my way through the ask box and I’ll do my best to answer them when I launch the series! 😘

I saw some posts today that were claiming that Pearl never says “sorry” and i just had to do it to em you know?? So here’s a compilation of Pearl saying sorry! 

And fun fact–I used my script I wrote to look through the transcripts and found that if you rank the characters in terms of the number of lines in which they say “sorry”, this is the breakdown:

  • 1st place: Steven
  • 2nd/3rd place: Pearl and Greg (tie)
  • 4th place: Amethyst
  • 5th/6th place: Garnet and Peridot (tie)

So next time someone says “Pearl doesn’t apologize when she does something wrong”, whip out this video and remind them that Pearl actually apologizes more than anyone else other than the titular character–she makes mistakes and learns from them, which is why she is a well developed, multifaceted, complex character.

“My father left us when I was two. The last time I saw him was my fifth grade graduation. I do know he’s alive because I found him on Facebook. Apparently he drinks a lot and goes to left wing protests. I’m not bothered by it. I think it’s funny. Sometimes I hope he comes looking for me just so I can turn him away. I did find an old journal recently from my childhood. It had The Powerpuff Girls on the cover. Inside were some pages where I had been practicing cursive, and I had written things like: ‘Why don’t you call me?’ and ‘Why don’t you like me?’ So it clearly bothered me then. Even though I don’t care now, maybe it’s impacted me in a way that I’ve yet to discover.”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

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Two days ago I found a very interesting video on youtube about iterative drawing, it gives tips on how to improve with art faster and i think the exercises it gives are really helpful as a warmup as well!
So i wanted to share some exercises i’m doing to improve with anatomy and style, hope they motivate you to practice 💪🏻💪🏻😍😃 

i cant stop thinking about rogue one and the fact that jyn did almost nothing to gain cassian’s trust and he gave so much to her in return. the fact that she called him a stormtrooper despite not knowing anything about him OR the cause. the fact that cassian had every reason to kill galen or let jyn die in that platform but did neither of those things. the fact that after she stole his speech and gained a place within the rebels when she did absolutely nothing to do so, he still told her ‘welcome home’ like it was his job to reassure her. the fact that in his last moments he still found time to yet again offer some words of comfort, ‘your father would be proud of you’, when? it was not his job? to do that? to be there for jyn when she was never there for him? and anyway i don’t care for j/yncassian and cassian is too good for her

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Hello, all my lovely followers! Long time no see! Sorry for the prolonged lack of original posts, but I’ve been crazy busy at my new job as Library Technician at Smithsonian Libraries (@smithsonianlibraries)! I’m working primarily at the Cullman Library in the Natural History Museum, which houses the Smithsonian’s special collections relating to natural history, although I’ve also spent some time at the Dibner Library, which is home to special collections relating to the physical sciences.

Although I’ve only been there for two months, I’ve had the opportunity to do and see some amazing things! From a shelving unit for miniature books to a well-loved 13th century Armenian manuscript (MSS 1675B), the Libraries are truly full of wonders great and small. One of my favorites is the volvelle, or rotating calculator, found in a 16th century alchemical manuscript (MSS 867B)– I just love it when books are interactive! Expect more from that one in the future.

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A nice city (small and big) I finished up today (forgot that I had it, finished it up in like 5 mins my dudes)

and guess what guys, I once again used the amazing @8pxl  ‘s tutorial which can be found –> here (I learned how to use hyperlinks, I feel like both an idiot and a genius at the same time, a gediot if you will.)

(I like how they look like a loong thing when put next to each other, also still learning how to do water effects, I have some ideas, but they are hard to execute in Gimp, and Sai is just not cutting it for pixel art)

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I wanted a gif for the topbar of the blog new design, so I created one. But I can’t make it work - obliviously. 

Tomorrow I’m going to try again, in the mean time - Ta Dà! 

In the future I want to do something similar with their adult self if I find the time.

(Ps. The costume I chose for Yuuri is one of his old ones but the only picture I found is really small, so I’m pretty sure the necklace is wrong, but whatever. One day they are going to release some official art of Yuuri past costumes and I’m going to scream of happiness.) 

In the mean time the Christmas stuff is gone and we are only at a day from S. Valentine! It could have been worse.