i have no idea what i've even done here

dairy-o  asked:

I adore ur blog? I subscribed to notifications just so I don't miss any of your voltron headcanons

i?? oh my god thank you???

  • *allura voice* “what do you mean humans need to sleep every night”
  • some people actually find hunk intimidating when they first meet him
    • listen. he looks like he can bench press a school bus???
    • but then they talk to him and they’re like ah. he’s a gentle creature
    • lance never had this problem, he met hunk and was immediately like “aw heck yeah i just won the best friend lottery
  • lance: “so i heard you like bad boys ;)” alien: “not really” lance: “oh thank god”
  • on average, shiro spends 50% of his day looking for lance or keith
  • pidge doesn’t show coran earth tech anymore because he always smiles condescendingly at her and calls it “cute”
  • they’ve got planet-specific memes
    • “how dare you make me look at this with my own four eye spheres”
    • instead of “who are you and what have you done with [insert paladin here]” it’s now “hunk get me a jellyfish i think we’ve got a case of mind-swishing here”
    • “lion goddess” makes consistent comebacks
  • hunk: “keith i don’t think that’s a good idea-” pidge: “no no wait let him do it, i wanna see where this goes”
I don’t say this enough but Thank You

No one is obligated to follow me even with all the changes I’ve done and the lack of actual content I’ve been creating but I haven’t really seen any loss of followers, if anything I’ve gained some. 

So to those who are followed me and unfollowed because I’ve changed, thank you for being here. 

To those who followed me before and stayed with me while I’ve changed, thank you for being here.

To those who have just started following me and have no idea what was going on before my changes, thank you for being here. 

cross-the-oceans-in-my-mind  asked:

Do you think you have any advice on writing characters who are part of a band? Specifically a rock band? I find I'm writing these characters sort of unrealistically, given I have no idea how bands work since I have never been in one. Granted, I've done my research, but I think there's room for much more improvement. Also, if there are any stories/books or even films you might help me out please let me know!

Thanks for your question, darling! <3  I’ve been part of a couple bands, so I’ve got some thoughts for you:

  • Understand the dynamics of the group.  The stereotypical band setup is one leader (typically the guitarist) and a drummer, bassist, singer, and sometimes keyboardist.  But this isn’t the only system out there.  Decide what instruments and personalities you’re using here; ask yourself which people are more dominant or submissive.  Who gets along and who disagrees?  Do they all have the same image or goal for the band?  Which of them are more responsible/dedicated to practice and finding gigs?  Which of them just show up when they’re told?  Which of them are more flaky?  Who’s creative and who’s technical?  This will all be key in writing realistic band scenarios.
  • Figure out their schedule and practice style.  Depending on who’s managing/leading practice, as well as the availability of the members involved, practice time will look different.  A laidback high school band isn’t going to be as productive, so their sound will be less technically perfect – and this will bother the perfectionist band members (from my experience, typically the melodic instruments, like guitar or keyboard).  A group of well-disciplined performers, however, will have a better technical sound, but less camaraderie and perhaps more pressure.  Consider the environment of your story while making these distinctions.
  • Designate the “glue” of the group, both musically and interpersonally.  When a band performs, even if all members are technically equal, there is at least one musical leader – someone who controls the tempo and the song order – and everyone else usually listens out for them.  The best-case scenario for a musical leader = drummer or bassist, since they’re the rhythmic backbone of music, but this isn’t always what happens.  Consider musical ability, likability, and leadership qualities when making this decision.
  • Understand the structure of a typical practice.  First things first: everyone hooks up sound equipment, banter, etc.  They discuss what songs they’re doing, usually.  Either they have a setlist (for an upcoming performance), they’re goofing around (usually other people’s songs), or they’re learning/writing new songs.  A setlist practice is usually start-to-finish, first song to the last – sometimes they’ll start with the hardest song, then the other songs, then revisit the hardest song again.  Learning new songs involves a lot of stopping, depending on the perfectionist quality of the “leader” type.  In either type of practice, struggling with new/difficult songs creates frustration, exhaustion, and distraction.  This can create conflict.
  • Instruments are frickin’ heavy.  Singing exhausts your voice after a while.  Drums start to hurt your ears.  People get tired and off-rhythm and things start to sound rough toward the end of a long practice.  Some bands stop before this point, and some bands don’t stop until this point.  Once people are irritable and tired and/or hungry, their personality is exaggerated – which is the best time for conflict.
  • Understand that only some band members are Musicians.  Some people have a strong music background and love listening to music; some people have a strong image for what they want the band to be, and know what sound they’re developing.  Some people make creative music, and some people have more of a science to it.  Some people are in the band for the ride, the attention, the fun.  Some people join into a band temporarily, or join specifically to fix a problem (i.e. every sound man ever), and some people join to be with friends.  Don’t typecast them as all musical-geniuses.

I also have this post I wrote about musicians, so take a look if you’d like!

This is all I could think of at the moment, but if you need more help, my inbox is always open!  I wish you good luck and fun writing :)


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

anonymous asked:

I always get an idea but then never want to write in it after I've done quite a bit of world building. Even if I've written a passage beforehand I can't ever continue. Any advice?

Can you identify what it is that stops you? There might be any number of solutions depending on the broader problem.

Problem: You’re not sure where to go from here. Maybe the worldbuilding is sound, but you have no plot. Or, you have a plot, but it took a hard left out of the outline a while ago and now you’re directionless.

  • Possible solutions: If a lack of a “road map” bothers you, spend some time making a new one. Make several, and see which trip you like best. Even if you only end up writing one, writing an outline of things that would never, ever happen can be a great way to get yourself moving creatively.

Problem: You’re bored with the idea. The idea was awesome while you were writing it down. Now that you have it all out on paper, it doesn’t look as impressive. It’s not fun anymore.

  • Possible solutions: Enlist a friend to listen to you talk about the story. Explaining an idea to someone else is a bit like selling it: tell them why the idea is great and why they should like it. This can jumpstart your creativity and remind you why you got started with it in the first place. Alternatively, give the idea a little space. Stick it in your sock drawer and pull it out on laundry day in a few weeks/months/years. Come back to it after you’ve had some time to think about other things.

Problem: It feels like too much. This idea started out really, really well… but then the worldbuilding kicked in and you saw that the plot has more potholes than a cheese grater. You have no idea where to start.

  • Possible solutions: Take it one thing at a time. Any project can feel daunting when you first start. Divide your story into scenes, chapters, or sections, anything to break it into smaller, more bite-sized pieces. Start with the bricks—eventually, you will have a castle.

Problem: You’re stuck. The muse has abandoned you and you find yourself staring at that vast white expanse of your blank paper/document with no ideas. What the hell, muse?

  • Possible solutions: Metaphorically deck your muse right in their ungrateful face and write something. This can be rough, but sometimes the best cure for writer’s block is to pretend you don’t have it. Latch on to something you like about the idea and wax eloquent about it for a few pages. Give the most in-depth description of every single nuance of a character arc. Do something—inspiration may well follow.

Problem: There’s that one partEverything was going so well, but then you hit… that part. The part you hate, the one you absolutely do not want to write for whatever reason. You aren’t in the mood, your research is lacking, something is stopping you from going forward.

  • Possible solutions: Skip it and move on. Come back to it later, when you have a fantastic writing day and feel like nothing can stop you. You are the writer, and you can write whatever part of your story you want to, whenever you want.

Problem: You’re afraid it will suck. You have such a great idea, and this amazing and wonderful idea is the greatest thing ever, and what if you aren’t a good enough writer to pull it off? What if your skills aren’t good enough to do this idea justice?

  • Possible solutions: Don’t sit around thinking that someday you will emerge from your cocoon a fully-fledged writer-butterfly, and that only then are you allowed to write good things. Remember, the first draft of anything is going to suck. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your skill can be defined in levels, or that there is a definitive final stage of writerly excellence. There is no “good enough.” You will always be good enough.

Problem: It just isn’t working. Your idea was amazing in your head, but trying to commit it to actual words isn’t clicking. For some reason, you can’t seem to get the plot into gear.

  • Possible solutions: Sometimes, an idea falls flat and we cannot identify why. This is ok, it does not mean you failed. It might mean you need to do some research, it might mean you’re a little burnt out and need a break, it might mean that this idea really isn’t going anywhere. In any case, it’s always ok to set an idea aside. Whether or not you ever come back to it is up to you.

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-Headless

Swan Queen Week Day 3 - Arranged Marriage AU

Title: Undercover Lovers

Summary: Spy AU: Regina and Emma are forced to work undercover as a married couple. When things get heated they find themselves going a little further than simply maintaining their covers. 

TeaserShe lets her momentum carry her forwards and their bodies crash together once more, for their love instead of their lives this time.  

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anonymous asked:

Do you think it's easier to transition into veganism or to just make the change all at once? I have tried some of the recipes I've seen here and have made some small changes and want to commit, but worry that I would be setting myself up for failure. What do you think works best? Did you make the change abruptly? I find your blog to be very inspirational!

I think it’s different for everyone! I made the change to vegetarian abruptly, literally overnight I was just done, I “went vegan” the first time and failed, mostly because I really didn’t even know what veganism truly was, and had no idea what to eat so it stressed me out a lot, I had survived on microwaved pizza and fast food up until that point. I didn’t know that animals suffered tremendously for dairy and eggs, I was just kind of going vegan because I knew vegetarians usually did. So I stopped for about two weeks, I watched *this* long but worth it video, started googiling more about nutrition and vegan options on things and it all came together. When you realize you’re ready, and it’s important to you, that’s it. Some people go slower, and that’s fine! If I had gone slow the first time I wouldn’t have failed. Everyone’s different though. I just had to see undercover videos of dairy cows to make it click. I recommend watching the video I linked above, makes you think. It’s important to remember that mistakes happen and not to stress yourself out. Veganism is rewarding in so many ways, shouldn’t be stressful. I couldn’t imagine not being vegan now and there was a time I thought veganism would alienate me from everyone and i’d be eating salad all day and starving. Everything does fall into place as you go I promise. Go at your own speed and remember what’s important c:

anonymous asked:

Valentine anon here, I just wanted to say that you for your support, I've spoken to help for sexual abuse and they made me think back on all the not nice things he's done to me. So when I feel safe to leave I will, I can't yet, he's in a mood. I feel more valid and confident in myself already. And also I'm aware of what he's doing which I wouldn't have even noticed if it wasn't for you guys. Thank you, you have no idea, thank you x

Oh acenon I am so so glad to hear this. 

Please take care of yourself, keep reaching out for support whenever you need it, and know that everyone here is cheering for you. I really hope you’re able to leave soon and everything is over quickly and cleanly so you can move on. We are always here for you. 

Followers, if you wouldn’t mind liking this post, giving this acenon supportive thoughts, maybe a happy gif or something, that’d be lovely. Let’s do our best to help as much as we can across the internet.

-Kiowa

I’ll help!

Acenonnie, I am SO proud of you. You are going to be happier, healthier, and continue feeling better about yourself and your life, and I’m SO glad you have been able to get the help you need, and I hope you continue to do so! We are all here for you, and so so proud of you.

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- Di