i hope it helps somebody

anonymous asked:

i have a question about drawing clothes with writing on them; when i do it it always seems to turn out slightly ~wrong~. like not all the letters look to be the same size, or like i stretched them/ shortened them in the wrong place. how do you always do it so perfectly? is there some secret to it, or is it mostly trial and error?

Honestly, its a lot of trial and error :’D What I’ve noticed when drawing letters on clothing is the letters have to follow the folds of the clothes - which becomes easier the more you practice. If you have any clothes with lettering or shapes on them (even stripes if you really want to give yourself a headache PFF), take a photo and study how the lines follow the creases!

giving yourself a small guide too can help! What I tend to do when I include letters is stencil out a box shape that follows the shape of the body (even if there aren’t any creases on the chest area for e.g, there’ll still be a slight curve because chests aren’t flat), and then I use that stencil to make the letters fit the shape! Like so:

I hope some of that helps Anon :’D I’ve never tried to do a tutorial before because I find it really tricky to explain how I do things - but I hope even some of this has helped. Honestly the best thing to do is just practice from photos and remember the letters and shapes will distort depending on the angle of the clothing, you’ll get the hang of it in time

A Witch's Guide to the Moon

  The moon. Every witch keeps it in conscience. Nearly every religion seems to have something to say about it. In science, history, religion, even in architecture, the moon has come to show its importance and status. Babylonian astronomers in the 5th century BC recorded a lunar cycle, and back in 4th century BC, Chinese Astronomer Shi Shen created a guide regarding the prediction of lunar eclipses. Civilizations like the Han Dynasty thought the moon to be a driving force, while many Native American tribes associated it with female divinity. So, with all this in mind, how can we use and understand the positioning of the moon to better our witchcraft today?

  First, we have to understand a lunation. A lunation is a roughly 30 day cycle, from new moon to new moon. The word moon actually comes from the word month. Ancestors used and understood the moon phases to tell time. Each phase lasts a few days to the naked eye, though the moon is really only in each phase for a brief second. It appears the moon stays in a certain phase due to the time buffer in which we on earth see the light. The New Moon represents the start of a new cycle.

 So, exactly what does each cycle mean, and how does it correspond with the craft?

 New Moon - The new moon is a time of new beginnings. The Sun and Moon are aligned, leaving the moon dark and invisible to our eyes on earth. It will also rise and set around the same time as the sun. It is a time to start new projects, jobs, friendships, and to seek new intentions. Starting a diet, trying to kick an old habit, or redecorating will all be made easier by the energy given by the New Moon. Wishing upon a New Moon is also a good way to bring in some luck.

Waxing Crescent -  Also known as the ‘young moon,’ the crescent begins the move towards a full moon. A small, sliver shaped section of the moon is illuminated. Plans or goals that were made during the New Moon can be solidified and worked towards, and often clarified.

First Quarter -  The first quarter moon is a small pause from the motivation and working to balance oneself out and discover possible mistakes and holes in plans and ideas we had made. Now is a time to focus and fine tune little things in your life. Meditation and introspective journeys are at hand.

Waxing Gibbous - Also known as the three quarter moon, the waxing gibbous is ¼ away from becoming the anticipated full moon. Spells for success and goal reaching work best, especially in relation to the project you’ve been working on. Think about positive spaces and constructive magic–bringing in money, romance, etc. If your project so far has failed, the Gibbous will help recharge it.

FULL MOON - The full moon. Esbat. Regarded highly as the best and most effective time to cast spells, lore and tales have surrounded the mysterious full moon for centuries. It is a time of heightened psychic awareness, in which everything comes together, including family, friends, plans, and ideas. In Wicca, the full moon is the mother’s moon, and in folklore, the full moon represents divine female power. Divining is especially powerful during a full moon. It is a perfect time to make Moon Water and to perform any exciting or lengthy spells you’ve been working on.

Waning Gibbous - As the waning begins, so does the shedding of old or toxic things in your life. Removing bad habits, curing illnesses, quitting bad jobs, ending addiction, or even breaking off relationships can be planned or started. This is also the time of the goddess Demeter.

Last Quarter - Continue banishing work here, especially focused on your emotions and negativity. Remember things you want to improve and save them for the upcoming new moon, but for now, simply make room for them.

Waning Crescent - The final waning phase before the start of a new cycle, now is a time to confront head on what is causing chaos in your life. A little hexing here and then, if such practice coheres with your beliefs, might just work out during this moon phase.

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Lunar Deities: Phoebe, Artemis, Selene, Hecate, Chang'e, Sin, Mani, Tsukuyomi, Ibis, Chonsu, Thoth, Set, Chia, Wadd, Elatha, Luna, Nepthys,

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The Moon Tarot

 The moon tarot invokes the unconscious, introspect, and discovery. The face of the moon is half seen, symbolizing pregnancy and the mystery of the soul. The rays of light represent creation and power, and are a vital symbol of life. The animals, perhaps a wolf or dog, sit opposite of a river, mouths lifting to howl at the moon. This can represent the cutting of ties with someone close, and is especially poignant in the idea of hiding or forgetting ones ancestry. A crustacean sits in blue water at height of a pond, symbolizing hidden emotions and sensitivity. The water flowing towards the moon along with the crustacean and dogs rising towards it can be seen as a unity of self. The water at the bottom, where the crustacean sits, is drawn in by the moon, evoking female cycles, as well as passage from life to death and vice versa.

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This will most likely be updated and added to, but for now, here this is! I hope this can help somebody out.

Types of Witches Based on Planets ☄️

Hello everyone! So a great deal of people I know identify themselves as cosmic witches, but forget about the subsections within cosmic witchery… You can work with each planet individually or choose certain planets to specify with and tailor your craft to your liking! In the hopes of helping some fellow celestial souls find their place within cosmic witchery, I have created a list of many different witch types paired with corresponding planets. Remember, you never have to pick just one planet to work with! Feel free to work with as many or as few as you like. 

(Keep in mind this list is based on my personal craft, experiences, and knowledge.)

☉ Sun - Solar Witches

  • fire witches
  • glamour witches
  • energy witches
  • masculine witches

☽ Moon - Lunar Witches

  • dream witches
  • healing witches
  • divination witches
  • self love witches
  • feminist witches
  • cleansing witches
  • empath witches

☿  Mercury - Mercurial Witches

  • student witches
  • book witches

♀ Venus - Venusian Witches

  • glamour witches
  • love witches
  • art witches
  • sex witches

♂ Mars - Martian Witches

  • fire witches
  • protection witches
  • power witches
  • sex witches
  • sports witches

♃ Jupiter - Jovial Witches

  • storm witches
  • luck/wish witches
  • travel witches
  • kitchen witches
  • green witches

♄ Saturn - Saturnian Witches

  • chaos witches
  • grey witches
  • past life witches
  • pro-cursing witches
  • justice/law witches

♅ Uranus - Uranian Witches

  • storm witches
  • air witches
  • tech witches
  • urban witches

♆ Neptune - Neptunian Witches

  • sea witches
  • intuitive witches
  • water witches
  • divination witches

♇ Pluto - Plutonian Witches

  • death witches
  • spirit witches
  • astral witches
  • bone witches
  • necromancy

Keep in mind that you can always tie other witchcraft subsections in with constellations as well! For example, draconian witchcraft can channel Draco. I pulled some of my witch type inspiration from the wonderful @rainy-day-witchcraft​ masterpost you can find here!

I hope this helped somebody! Have a stellar day!

Originally posted by crystalmoonxo

  • Horikawa: *talking about saving Hijikata with passion*
  • *from the citadel*
  • Saniwa: Tell me Yasusada, did Horikawa just abandon me?
  • Yasusada: N- no I'm sure he isn't! I'm sure it's just a phase!
  • Saniwa: ...really? Like how you almost abandon me for Okita?
  • Yasusada: *gulps*
  • Yasusada: Horikawa-san would be so doomed if he come back

anonymous asked:

Can we get more details about ur hacked genji au? the poor boy :c (pls destroy him)

Well uh there are a lot of details I’d like to elaborate on through comics and drawings and stuff but I guess the basic premise is that sombra’s taken control of his body and plans to use him for Talon’s benefit (where it suits her lol). Which means hurting his friends but also spending time with her between missions watching her flex her cool hacker muscles

anonymous asked:

Hello! English is my native language and I do not speak other languages but I know there are less international fans for btob than other groups like exo or bts. Do you know of any other international melody blogs? I love your blog and your humor a lot, hope you're doing well <3

hi there anon! first of all you’re so so so sweet and i’m glad you came here for my help. 

i will list some of the blogs i rly enjoy that are either creating or reblogging a+ btob content and all of them are doing this in english! 

Keep reading

youtube

i finally made a vid talking bout how i lost 30 pounds n still goin!!! hope this help somebody somehow 🤧

Hey kids I just wanted to mention that I’ve seen a post going around about how Karatsu, the city that Hasetsu is based off of, has a population of ~122,000 and therefore Hasetsu isn’t as small a city as we think it is and my response to that is more or less “Yes, but.”

Because the number 122,000 is actually the number of people living in Karatsu AND its surrounding towns and villages, of which there are seven or eight.

Also: The population density of Karatsu is 250 persons/square kilometer, and Karatsu is 480 square kilometers.

To put that into perspective, I come from a small town–the population is roughly 28,000 people, and there were 900 people in my high school the year I graduated. Max capacity for the school was 1000, and the only reason we even came CLOSE to filling that capacity was because it became a school of choice (Meaning any kid from the neighboring cities could attend, and not just people with an address in the city) during my sophomore year of high school. 

So you’ve got a city where the max capacity of the high school is 1000 people, and there are 28,000 people living in it. And I see people I know almost every time I’m home. They work at Tim Horton’s, or Dollar General, or in the pizza shop down the street, and we have this awkward moment where we pretend we didn’t spend four of our most formative years sitting in the same classrooms together. It’s great. And every once in awhile someone goes away and comes back having done something impressive and people don’t shut up about that person for the next six months.

“But Maggie, 28,000 is less than a fourth of the population of Karatsu!”

Yes kids, I know.

HOWEVER.

The population density of my town? Is 1500 PEOPLE PER SQUARE KILOMETER. Six times that of Karatsu. My town only has 28,000 people in it but those 28,000 people are all shoved into 18 square kilometers’ worth of space.

So like. Consider Yuuri Katsuki. Consider Hasetsu. Would Yuuri Katsuki coming back to Hasetsu after spending five years in America be a huge deal? YES. Because even though there are 122,000 people living in Hasetsu (If we assume the demographics are the same) only PROBABLY 10,000 of those people live in Yuuri’s part of town? Maybe even less?

And by anybody’s metric, town of 10,000 people is downright puny.

Would dozens upon dozens of people be all up in Yuuri’s business because small towns are inherently incestuous and nobody has anything to do but gossip? Yes.

I’m not sure of the point I’m trying to prove here, aside from 122,000 people in an almost 500 kilometer area isn’t as much as you think it is and also Your small town Hasetsu headcanons need not be forfeit but I hope this analysis helps somebody? 

But yeah, thanks kids. I won’t yell at any longer.

Meds n Stuff

first of all, everyone responds to meds differently so this is just my experience with these medications, but I thought it may be helpful.

Zyprexa- worked very well for my hallucinations and mood stability, however I gained over 50 pounds while on it without changing my eating routine.

Prozac- my best buddy. sometimes makes me a bit manic if the dosage is too high, but overall has “cured” my OCD symptoms and helps with anxiety a ton.

Latuda- I was only on it for about a week and a half and I was constantly throwing up and felt even more depressed than before.

Klonopin- mildly helps with anxiety and sleep but I have such a high tolerance to the stuff that I’d only really notice a difference if you didn’t give it to me.

Xanax- similar to Klonopin, much faster acting, but less long lasting.

Abilify- I know a lot of people hate it, but for me it works to a degree and I’m on the maximum dosage. It doesn’t stop all of my hallucinations, but it’s so much less severe than before that I’d say t’s doing a good job. As for mood stability, I can’t say it does much for that.

Restoril- good for sleep and panic attacks.

Minipress- amazing for nightmares (especially trauma related), if you have nightmares please tell your psych and ask for minipress. Only downside is it lowers your blood pressure so it makes you kinda dizzy, but ideally you’ll be asleep during this time so that doesn’t really matter.

Lithium- I have a love/hate relationship with lithium. It sure as hell stabilized my mood, but at what cost? I was flat and emotionless and just wanted to feel something. That was why I stopped taking it. 

I hope that helped somebody, please discuss your experiences with these and other medications that I didn’t mention! 

[EDIT] as requested, my diagnosis is schizoaffective bipolar type, borderline personality disorder, OCD, PTSD, and other various anxiety disorders.

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I made this leaves brush today for a pic I’m working in.

First table of settings is on pen, second one is on brush.

The pen one is great to put the base shape or a branch or something, while the second one comes handy for the special thing brush makes: blending colors. Make some more leaves with it and look the magic happening before your eyes. The brush also is useful for an acrylic-like technique.

The 2 flower-things you see above came out in about 15 seconds each one.

Try them out if you like!

I’m well aware the topic is a pretty thorny one, so I had a look around the Internet (and in my old textbook) and tried to come up with an easy guide to guess the gender of Italian nouns. Very quick and basic, but I hope it’ll help somebody!

In Italian, all nouns are either masculine or feminine. You can usually deduce the gender of a noun from its ending.
If we’re talking people or animals, it’s pretty simple: to a male being will correspond a masculine noun, and to a female a feminine one.
Things start to get messy when inanimate objects are involved; here are a couple of tips to correctly guess their gender.

Focusing on the ending:

MAINLY MASCULINE

  • nouns ending in -o: il cielo (sky), il miracolo (miracle)…

Exceptions: very few, such as l'eco (=la eco, echo) or la mano, or shortened forms like la foto (=la fotografia, photo) and l'auto (=la auto =la automobile, car)

  • nouns ending in a consonant, often of foreign origin: lo sport, il bar, il test…

Exceptions: many. La band, la leadership, la gang…

MAINLY FEMININE

  • nouns ending in -a: la barca (boat), la camicia (shirt)…

Exceptions: various nouns coming from Greek and ending in -ma are actually masculine. Il dramma (drama), il problema (problem), il diploma

Also, there are nouns that apply to both genders: il/la chitarrista (guitar player), lo/la artista (artist)…

  • nouns ending in -i, usually of Greek origin: la crisi (crisis), l'analisi (analysis), la sintesi (synthesis)…

Exceptions: il brindisi (toast), il safari...

  • nouns ending in -tà or -tù: la pietà (mercy), la virtù (virtue)…

Exceptions: words not coming from Latin can be masculine: il tutù (tutu).

BOTH MASCULINE AND FEMININE

  • nouns ending in -e: il dente (tooth), il sapone (soap), BUT la prigione (prison), la canzone (song)

Watch out! If the -e is part of certain classes of suffixes (such as -ite or -zione for feminine, or -tore for masculine) it’s easier to determine the gender of the noun!


Focusing on the meaning

MAINLY MASCULINE

  • trees: il melo (apple tree), il pero (pear tree), il pioppo (poplar)…

Exceptions: La palma (palm tree), la vite (grapevine)…

  • metals, elements, chemical compounds: l(o)‘ossigeno (oxygen), il ferro (iron)…

Exceptions: l(a)'anidride (anhydride)…

  • months, cardinal points and days of the week (except for Sunday=la domenica): il lunedì (Monday), il Nord, l'Ovest (West)…
  • mountains, seas, rivers, lakes: l(o)'Everest, il Monte Bianco, il Tevere (Tiber), il Po

Exceptions: le Dolomiti (Dolomites), la Senna (Seine), la Loira (Loire)…

MAINLY FEMININE

  • fruit: mela (apple), arancia (orange), pesca (peach)…

Exceptions: il mandarino (tangerine), il kiwi, l'avocado…

  • cities, islands, regions, countries, continents: l(a)'Italia, la Spagna (Spain), la Norvegia (Norway)…

Exceptions: maaaany. L(=lo)'Egitto (Egypt), il Messico (Mexico), gli Stati Uniti (USA)…

  • sciences, branches of knowledge, abstract notions: la chimica (chemistry), la giustizia (justice)…

Exceptions: l(o)'amore (love)…

As you might have noticed, the morphological criterion (=ending) seems to win over the one concerning the meaning.
Thus, for example, Messico is a country, but it ends in -o so it’ll be masculine instead of feminine.

Mandarin Chinese: Prepositions

(Alright, here goes an attempt at a Mandarin grammar lesson. It’s what I’ve just learned, so I hope I can explain it clearly enough.)

Prepositions link pronouns, nouns, noun phrases, etc. with words like with, for, and to. Here are some common ones in Mandarin:

对 duì - to (someone)

跟 gēn - with; from

给 gěi - to; for

替 tì - for (someone)

用 yòng - with

Important Points:

a) Object comes directly after the preposition

b) The prepositional phrase (PP) comes before the verb. Example:

这个小男孩对我微笑。(This little boy smiled at me.)

[preposition: at // object: me // verb: smiled]

c) Modifiers (adverbs and such) go either before the PP or after the verb’s object. Example:

我明天会跟他说。(I will speak with him tomorrow.)

[adverb: tomorrow // preposition: with him // verb: speak]

Prepositional Phrase Examples:

{Identify the prepositions and notice where they’re used!}

今天晚上我要跟他去吃饭。(This evening I am going to have dinner with him.)

[lit. ‘Today’s evening I’m going with him to go eat food.’]

李先生想给他的太太买一条金项炼。(Mr. Li is thinking of buying his wife a gold necklace.)

[lit. ‘Mr. Li is thinking for his wife to buy a gold necklace.’]

他用木棍敲我的头。(He hit me on the head with a stick.)

[lit. ‘He with a stick hit my head.’]

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That’s all I’ve got for today, and I really hope this is helpful for somebody. I’m still figuring this out myself, so if I made any mistakes, please correct me, or let me know how I could be clearer!

Some tips I’ve learned working at WalMart

I have a lot of social anxiety and before i started working at [insert Mart here] and i had a really fucking hard time with just simple shit in general.


<b>as a customer:</b>

  • If you’re going to Walmart avoid wearing navy blue. If it’s Target avoid red if you can help it. etc. Wear patterns and jeans so others won’t mistaken you for an employee.
  • DON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE EMPLOYEES IF YOU DON’T WANT HELP. They will assume you need help and try to come bother you.
  • They are trained with the “ten foot rule” which means if they’re ten feet or less from a customer they HAVE to greet them. Stay a good solid ten feet.
  • Don’t pace. If you stand there or pace for a good 10-12 seconds with a glazed expression the employees will think you need help.
  • Try to visualize what items you need before you go into the aisle so you don’t end up taking up too much space or stand idle for too long.
  • If you need help just ASK them. It doesn’t matter that you’re bothering them, they’re literally paid to do that. Try to imagine being a guest at their house, would you get up and start going thru the cupboards for a cup or would you ask them to get it?
  • The only reason I’d suggest otherwise is if they’re on lunch, because they legally have to reset the clock. In that event just ask them to point out someone who IS working. That and if you see them lifting something heavy. Give them a second to put it down for the love of god.
  • You are a guest. Don’t feel bad for existing there.


<b>as an employee:</b>

  • I realized that a SHITTON of people would rather move your stuff out of the way than trouble you to move it. They really just don’t want to be rude so be gentle with them.
  • If someone has a thick accent or is generally difficult to understand ask them to describe the item they’re looking for politely. Start making a lot of hand gestures and they’ll copy. It helps.
  • If an old person gets short with you just remember their cerebral cortex is not what it used to be. Every time they’re slightly inconvenienced their higher reasoning functions cease to exist and all they can do is frustratedly blurt out obscenities. Take a deep breath and remember that.
  • If you don’t know where an item is tell them and say you can find someone who does know.
  • If you see someone who generally looks lost/has been standing there for a long time/has come into the aisle two or more times/ pacing then they need help.
  • Try to enforce eye contact with people. Do so aggressively. If they don’t need help they’ll avoid eye contact.
  • Don’t ask them if they need help every time. Just say hello. If they need something you’ve already opened the door to engage in questions.
  • Old people like to talk. They get lonely. Nervous people like to talk. They find you intimidating. Don’t get annoyed. If you take time to listen to their dumbass story they’ll leave feeling better and I once had a lady stop and ask for my last name so she could write a good review.


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