i have to be quality now

my partner’s nephew & niece (tatum & nala) shiba inu puppies 😍

we had to puppysit them for 3 weeks (i really miss them now) and now i’m having fun deciding on which fur babies we’re going to have for ourselves ☺️

everyone has such cute pets! you’re all making me jealous but your submissions are helping me convince my partner to get a fur baby or two asap!


anonymous asked:

How's your kitty doing? Has he gotten bigger? ❤️

he’s a fat happy boy and now that i have a good quality phone camera i will probably blast you all with more pics of him but in HD believe it or not 


“Creative Insults” Bloopers (Thread here)

with Sirius @askpadfoot, Remus @ask-moons and James & Lily @ask-themaraudersmap

((OOC Becci: I’m so very sorry for the quality. I didn’t have a proper editing tool. So I got a new one (that was supposed to be the full version). I edited and saved and wanted to export the video. Sady the program then said “Sorry, I’m a trial version after all :D”… And I just couldn’t find any other way to save it than using a screencapture program. So now it’s a bit lagging and the quality is a mess. I am so sorry. I just couldn’t redo all of it again… For the next time I will look for another program…))

Okay I know I’ll regret it but… @theniceacefriend sent me the original picture (I’m on phone so I don’t know how to link to the pic and it would be nice if someone added it) and after making a dirty comment she made me want to put the “yaranaika face” on Akko’s and this quality edit (or rather atrocity) was born

You can blame both her and @articuno2011 for making me post it because I wanted to keep it private since it’s so bad (it was done on a bad app, on a phone and past midnight by a really tired me), and now you’ll have to look at it too

“It used to be a little depressing that I didn’t have much interaction with canon muses from my small fandom, I felt like I wasn’t liked very much so I couldn’t approach people easily about wanting to plot or even just have casual one-lined. At some point I changed my perspective and started being more open, and I realized that there were actually A LOT of muses who were looking to interact with me, originals and from other fandoms. I stopped being afraid of not fitting in, I stopped being afraid of going to other people’s verses, I concentrated on having fun and being a good writer (not quality, just having proper spelling and grammar and giving the other person something good to reply to). My rp experience has become a lot better now and I’m a lot happier now too.“

Kcon Up10tion

A lot of fans have probably already heard or seen videos of everything that happened with u10t at kcon yesterday but I still wanted to share my experience. Even though i did take videos of their performance its pretty low quality and i think it might get taken down so i’ll hold off on doing that. So for now i’ll share my kcon story focusing on u10t rather than any mishaps or difficulties with kcon. Mind you i already told this to lowrap on instagram so i just have my multiple messages compiled here with some editing.
Okay so the con was wild. Me and my friend made sure to get their early since we knew u10t had their audience engagement early and we didnt wanna miss it incase we got the pass or incase we got one from someone else. My friend managed to trade audience pass for u10t and i almost bought a pass from someone when another person just passed us and asked if i wanted it. Of course i couldnt turn that down and i was super happy cuz we still had like an hour before the engagement
By that time we had already checked out the merch booth and dang was there a lot of merch. There was the kcon themed merch and they had nice amount of u10t stuff, it was the same as the things they had for other groups there, but it was the other booths that had albums and posters. The good thing about going the last day was that a lot of albums and posters were going on sale and thats why i was able to get most of the albums(none of the booths had the id albums)
But after the merch booth that’s when me and my friend went to get our con bags, and it was on the way there that i got the audience pass, but once we got the bags we saw booths in that area and there was one that was doing kcon trivia for face fans and they had a few of the u10t members and they had wooshin’s summer go face in that red cap, so i stayed there for a while to try winning wooshin for my friend(we did get it and were really happy to see that they had u10t)
There was also a good amount of honey10’s walking around talking occasionally about them with me and my pal, so even though we were in fewer numbers than the fans of the other groups it was still fun
The audience engagement was great, but some people didnt get to go cuz they got too late or were confused since they were the first engagement, but the fans were really sweet
People that already got banners and fans held them up, they were respectful of personal space no pushing or shoving, and they gave a lot of cheers to u10t. Not all of the boys were very talkative but they were all happy and excited to be there
Kuhn had mentioned that he liked a lot of the food here, and then they had to vote on who did best aegyo and all the boys voted for kogyeol meanwhile he pointed at kuhn. So kogyeol had to do aegyo and said “i am a cutie” or something along those lines. And wei joked around saying “my eyes my eyes” but then wei had to do aegyo too but it didnt get as much reaction from the boys. After that they did charades and they asked if it should be animal themed or song themed but the fans voted animal
When it was at the last animal it was sunyoul and the animal was cheetah and he was having trouble with that, especially cuz he’s like a bunny and the motions he was doing werent very cheetah so wei tried to help but in him trying to help he tore his pants. So after they got cheetah thats when they joked about fanservice pantservice
Then they did the hi touch and it was so sweet. While they were waiting for the hi touch to start they were playing white night, and hwanhee started motioning the dance and the other boys joined in and that was super cute and happy.
Then they did the hi touch and it was so sweet, no one was being rushed. Staff, u10t, and the fans were not rushing anyone and took their time, it was still pretty quick but the guys actually held their hands and gripped while smiling and looking at the fans and managed to say a few words to them. If there was space ahead of the fans the boys would give hearts and be cute at them and some of the fans were so excited and jumpy and the boys would respond being cheerful and jumpy back. Then at the end they took a selfie
It was so cute and people were holding up their banners and fans and my pal held up her wooshin fan cuz we didnt get the honey10 fans yet
Some people also left during the hi touch so the crowd thinned out and we got to move a bit closer while still no one shoved or felt squished so that was nice
As they were saying their byes/see you laters, wei joked around about wanting to hurry to fix his pants and later said his cool line of “lets burn up tonight”
Later at the toyota meet and greet it was fans playing games with the boys like rock paper scissors and the game where u choose between two things and need to say the same one
While they walked on stage, even though my friend and i were in the back corner of the booth i still got glimpses of them and theyre so gorgeous
And the boys knew some fans were to the side so some of them, kuhn and kogyeol especially, kept turning to wave smile and throw hearts. Because it was so hot outside kuhn was sweating a lot and it was kinda dipping off his face but he still looked really handsome, and he was so smiley and sweet.
Gyujin would occassionally look over and wave and kinda smile, he gave this look kinda like the one u would give a lil kid thats begging for ur attention like “yes, hello, i know u’re there sweetie”
I didnt managed to get a photo of gyujin making that face but even so he looked really good and it was still nice for him to turn around.
Xiaos makeup looked really good, especially his eye makeup even though the booth made it kinda difficult to see, and jinhoos hair color looks amazing on him it suits him really well
As the boys left, the boys on kuhns side took their time and kuhn stayed waving and smiling at the fans and took a honey10 banner that was offered to him
After the toyota meet and greet was when me and my friend went back to merch to get more albums and on our way to go line up for the concert was when we encountered the honey10s that were giving out the fans and banners and thats when we got them.
While in line for the concert we ended up near some other people interested in u10t and talked a bit but sadly i didnt think to get their contacts. But it was still nice cuz it made waiting in line feel less tiring
Me and my friend also had started waiting in line a while before even the red carpet because we didnt get passes to it so i dont know about what happened first hand.
Then there was the concert
It was a lot and i tried to record all of u10t so my arms are super tired
When u10t was performing u could tell who the honey10s were cuz so many of them had the fans or banners but they were standing while most of the crowd was sitting down(it almost seemed kinda rude with nonfans turning off their light sticks but im not gonna hold it against them since a few were impressed with u10t’s performance)
They opened to tension up and ended the tension up sort of intro dance with the gun hand motion they did in runner
Then they performed runner and it was so amazing to hear live for the first time even though some of the small ear mics were messed up(every group that used those mics had a few members that got higher pitched voices from the mics but i think u10t got the least of those messed up mics)
After runner they talked a bit and u10t tried to speak only in english to fans and it was so sweet cuz u could tell they really cared and tried with it so it was really sweet to hear them being so heartfelt and trying so much with the fans
After that they performed so dangerous and i was so happy to hear it but also sad cuz wooshin wasnt there so some of the other boys had to fill him for him
Then they performed attention and during sunyouls titanic move part they moved from the entrance stage to the middle stage and all the boys were so happy and waving at fans. They managed to get back in position in time for the next windmill legs so that impressed a lot of people
They also used kuhns ayo part to go around waving and motioning at the fans to the sides and to the ones in the platinum pit
They then did another lil talk part saying their thanks and how much they loved the fans and it was so sweet. They said it as their byes cuz they only had white night to perform next(but we now know it wasnt their final performance)
They used the parts where the boys moved to the side of the stage to wave at fans and exited the stage from the middle stage and waved at fans on the way out even though they were tired
And then later on(i think it was after nct) the kings of special stages performed honey honey and it was so sweet and charismatic and it was so lovely. It suited them so well and they looked so nice in the hats and jinhoos lil happy yells were so cute. It was so sweet when they threw the hats into the platinum area and apparently the boys has signed the hats before hand.
At the end of the concert when the artists were coming out for final goodbyes i was so happy when u10t came out first and they were taking their time walking out, giving out their fans, reaching to hold hands with honey10 and taking their phones, when twice was coming out a few of the boys danced/motioned to cheer up which was really cute. Jinhoo and kog actually did dance to it for a real short bit(jinhoo did it while recording on a fan’s phone). When nct got next to them for the most part they kept separate but kuhn bowed at them and they bowed back(he bowed at haechan, jaehyun, and winwin)
They also got happy and moved a bit with cnblue’s song, while still enjoying all the additional time near fans taking their phones and stuff. Around that point taeyong got kinda close to them, a few members of nct were watching him too and he bowed at the boys(he bowed at xiao, kuhn, kogyeol, and gyu) yuta also stared bowing at them too. When they started walking back to get off stage taeil was bowing at them. And the boys were walking back at their own pace so some of the boys fell behind
A few twice members ended up walking between a few of the members and stuff while a few u10t lagged behind to spend more time waving at fans. I couldnt film all of them on the walk back cuz a few stayed so far behind. Once they were back on the entrance stage lining up bitto of course took confetti and made the tear streaks. They were very happy and smily at the fans and waving, and did their cute group bow. Then they went to walk off and two of the members stayed a bit behind the two that did had walked towards a corner to wave some more at fans
But it was great. After the concert i heard a few people talking about u10t being pretty good and over all sounding impressed and interested in them.
Kcon had its issues but i can put the u10t made it worth it for me. I can focus on the positives because these boys r so loving and giving their all to honey10s. Even though we were outnumbered by other fans, the honey10 that were there were clearly enjoying seeing u10t and i think u10t could tell that they were making them happy and that we love them. They care a lot about their fans and are such sweet guys, im happy to be a honey10 and im ecstatic to have had the chance to see u10t live.
If anyone has questions about some of the troubles with kcon feel free to message me, i would be fine with answering what i can for people that want to go next year or that think it will help them for kconla

anonymous asked:

You busted out a fic that long in like no time at all, good job! (I am jealous too, though) 😂

thanks! though, to be perfectly honest, i definitely feel like i have to write as much as possible right now since in a few months my free time will be nonexistent, again. like, right now i work a 9-5 job five days a week, plus an hour commute each way, and yet i am freer now that i will be until the end of the calendar year. so i have to make every moment count, if i want to get any substantial writing done!

but the other thing is that i have a pretty efficient system for writing. i talk about it a lot on my twitter, but basically all my writing i do in 45-minute sprints. i can write about 1500 words during that time, and if i do one sprint a day i consider myself in good shape. on saturdays, my only free day generally, i sprint in between doing all my other chores and errands, as many times as i can. so even if i slack off some days and take time off, i basically maintain a 1500 words/day average. i’m trying to lock in that habit so that i don’t lose the routine of writing, which has happened to me for months or years at a time, before. 

in any case, i’ve been particularly inspired lately, so it’s been easier to write in large volume. i’m excited about that, and i want to wring this inspiration for all it’s worth before i stall out again! 

but yeah building up stamina wrt writing is a difficult task, and i’m happy to give more advice on how i got to the this point and what i’m doing to improve now if you ever want to hear it. 

That’s a twisted fate that controls us and betrays us

My friends have a death wish and all of this is him to blame!

Now we’ve brought him to his knees

Your only hope to escape this is to embrace this

We need your help to keep this demon at bay!

Let’s end this today!


top 10 favorite events or periods in history (in no particular order)


some self indulgent yooran for my deprived self

Long Live Octopus Pie

Three cheers!

I check the webpage out of habit, but Meredith Gran’s comic work Octopus Pie is over.  I feel like this is how sports fans feel when a jersey is retired and lifted to the rafters, forever in its untouchable place, time divided between when it was active and whatever comes after.  

That might sound grandiose, but in my mind, nothing tops the ten year run of Octopus Pie.  And in the lifespan of what we call Webcomics, 2007-2017 is a granddaddy of a run, worthy of names like “pioneering,” “influential” and “groundbreaking” because in the space of those years, in this new medium, there was room to be those things without any hyperbole.  The comics landscape of the past decade needed filling out and Meredith carved her space out with precision, showing a polish and drive and a talent from the beginning that set a high standard.  

I’m guessing that I started Hark a Vagrant about six months after Octopus Pie began, but Meredith’s was already a name to be reckoned with, due to the solid reputation of her previous comic Skirting Danger and because she was an honest to god trained animator in a sea of stickmen comics or two-dudes-on-a-couch comics (RIP forever *kisses fingers, holds them to the sky*). I was intimidated by her sheer capability.  But inspired too.  I did not need to be intimidated, she was one of the first people I met in comics, and easily one of the best.

Meredith and I briefly shared an apartment and a studio, and I can tell you, she can draw circles around everyone you know.  I later shared a studio with Mike Holmes, who could also draw circles around everyone, and now the two of them are married in some sort of talent supernova.  I am happy for them, even though I feel like I make grade three crayon pictures next to them.  But the other thing that being friends with Meredith for a long time has shown is the cutting wit, the care for stories done right, the love for a medium that will take you through highs and lows that come with comics, and lately through her job as a comics professor, the nurturing of upcoming talent.  I see all of this in Octopus Pie, a comic where character was paramount, where plots were expertly moved, a fine balance was found between the messiness of people and the fun you can have with stories, where subtle emotional movements where rendered with room to breathe, where I felt like I could reach deep into the hearts and minds of the characters on the page because they had been fleshed out so well over the years that they seemed as real people, people that I loved.

I don’t really like that phrase “comics will break your heart,” commonly attributed to Schultz, or Kirby, it doesn’t really matter.  You see it all the time, mostly when people are reckoning with the fact that they work in an unforgiving medium.  I don’t even know what it is about the saying that I don’t like.  Maybe it’s because we all know that comics are hard work, we all know that you might put your life and blood and heart into something and you might get nothing back.  There are no surprises to be found there - it’s not a bad day you had, it’s a life you’re well aware of living, if you do.  But we love the perserverers in comics.  The people who live the phrase are the ones who inspire us the most.

I’m saying all this, and pardon the segue, because I have seen Octopus Pie, some of the finest story work of my generation, passed for recognition time and again and it confuses the hell out of me, truly.  I don’t want to turn a tribute to a work I hold dear into sour grapes, that’s not the intention here, but lord above, if I can’t point this out now, then when can I?  We all know that there are no guarantees in this life (comics will break your heart) but I’ll say this once and then leave it: this is a comic of quality that was miles ahead of so many of its peers, and it deserved better, industry wise.  To wrap up the earlier point, maybe I don’t like CWBYH because it implies that you should shrug your shoulders and not ask for better every time, that a short end of some kind of stick is expected even.  That’s easy when it’s yourself, but speaking as a fan now, I say to heck with shrugging, I want to put Meredith on my shoulders and parade her around and dump her into a Scrooge McDuck thing full of awards.  

Actually that sounds pointy and bad and the Ignatz awards are bricks to begin with so maybe forget that analogy but you get the idea.

I hope you read Octopus Pie, I hope you buy the books.  I hope the legacy of it is long and full, because it always will be for me.  And I think readers will agree, because I know this devoted fan base pretty well.  I read the comments, I’ve sat next to Mer at comic shows, I’ve listened to some of the emails that touched her.  I know this is a comic that meant a lot, to a lot of us.  In this world of work we put our hearts and souls into to begin with, that is a wonderfully worthy thing.

I do not know what Meredith will do next, but whatever it is, I am here for it, seat pulled close to the stage.  The retired jersey is in the rafters, the game is still being played by the people who dreamed better because it was there.  Aw what can I say, I’m sentimental!

 Thanks, Meredith. <3

Choosing to Respect Yourself

If you feel you don’t really respect yourself then take a quick look at the list below and try to makes some changes in your daily life.

1. Ask yourself: “What does it mean to respect someone?” We have different ideas about the qualities and traits that are worthy of recognition and respect. For example, it could include being honest and reliable, being the kind of person who will listen and be there, or being understanding and trustworthy. Now ask if you have some of these qualities and traits. If so, you deserve to give yourself respect.

2. Treat yourself with kindness and proper respect. Stop and think about the kinds of things you say about yourself (“I’m ugly; I’m a failure; I hate myself; There’s no point in trying as I’m bound to fail”). You’d never say those kinds of things to someone else you loved – so why are you insulting and putting yourself down? Stop treating yourself badly – and start showing respect.

3. When others disrespect you, stand up for yourself. When people are rude, or expect too much of you, don’t feel you have to take it – or there’s nothing you can do. Believe you deserve better and stand up for yourself.

4. Take care of you mental and physical health. Respect that you have limits and can’t do everything. Sometimes you need a break or some time on your own. Also, if you love who you are then you will treat your body well. Don’t treat it like a garbage can and or exercise!

5. Find out who you are. You’re unique – with your own gifts and personality. Don’t copy other people or be a replica. Don’t bury who you are - to get approval or be loved. Be true to yourself and try to follow your own heart.