i just got a new copy of it so

i had a dream last night where the hot new trend was making “monksona”s which was basically just like … urself. but as a medieval monk

in the dream i went way into the details of mine but i forgot it all? I think I was a Cistercian brother in west Germany. and i did a lot of calligraphy but my latin was bad so i mainly copied things.

this meme was so serious in my head i got so into it man

How to get the most out of life

1. See each day as a fresh start and a new beginning.

2. Don’t be a copy of anybody else – enjoy discovering and being your true self.

3. Be proactive, take control and look for opportunities. You’ve only got one life so make sure you stay in control.

4. Don’t focus on the obstacles or things you cannot change. Just ask yourself “What next? or else “What can I do instead?”

5. Appreciate your limits and then set clear boundaries. You need to care for yourself to be the best “you” you can be.

6. Decide on your values and what matters most to you. Then live in a way that’s consistent with those values.

7. Don’t put life on hold as the months turn into years … and there’s always the chance that some important doors will close.

8. Set goals for yourself – then plan the steps to take you there.

9. Learn from other people that you value as role models – but ignore the naysayers and the hypercritical.

10. Let go of the past, and old hurts and grievances. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or to see a counsellor.

A Standing Ovation w/ Izaya Thoughts

Finally got my copy of the latest addition to the Izaya spin-off series 臨也と喝采を (Izaya to kassai wo). Compared to what most people have been talking about (which is rather few in comparison to the last installment), I thought there was a ton of content to analyze. Mind you, I read through this rather fast, so I still have to re-read it to really absorb all the details, and I am just writing from what I remember and took notes of. In terms of plot, I would not say it was anything new, but what I give the book praise for was how it was done. What made the whole book to me was the style of how it was told and the characters.

So let’s get the main observations that most people have already mentioned before out of the way before getting into new territory.

1. Izaya is left-handed.

Yes, this is something that has been already established, but it was never really a detail explicitly noticeable. Right in the first chapter, Izaya and Sozoro have a conversation about baseball and Sozoro brings up that Izaya is left-handed. It is also brought up again in the later chapters. So for those that missed the detail, now you know.

2. Izaya knows nothing of baseball.

I myself do not have a particular interest for sports, so I am also at a loss of what point Sozoro was trying to make exactly (yeah, I am ignorant too). He brings up something about how a right-handed person would stand in the batter’s box in relation to the pitcher. Confused, Izaya thinks and makes a motion as if he was holding an imaginary bat. “Oh, isn’t Izaya-dono left-handed? Do you even know how to hold a bat?” Sozoro goes on to explain about the stance one takes in the batter’s box. Izaya makes a comment, “Oh, I already know that.” Only for Sozoro to prove Izaya has no idea what he talks about.

I find it hilarious how Izaya pretends to know everything until he is proven otherwise. He would naturally say “hey, I’m only an informant. I can’t know everything.” But when Sozoro teases how Izaya made such a big lie, Izaya immediately starts to have a conversation with Nec (the gothic girl with glasses). While Izaya can admit certain aspects of himself, he still can show embarrassment in his own cute way.

3. Izaya’s Information Gathering/Acting

I guess this is the best way I could describe it with little context. Basically Izaya comes to the stadium because a previous client of his offered tickets for the game as payment for the information Izaya provided. Though naturally, Izaya just came to see the thousands of people gathered in one place and observing them rather than the game itself. So it is just coincidence he is there. Nec, who seems to me to just hack into the system because she had nothing better to do, is the reason why Izaya figured out about the murder.

Compared to the last novel where Izaya comes to town knowing pretty much everything, Izaya has no knowledge of the events that led up to this or even why there is a cleaning crew to take care of the body. This is what gets Izaya involved, his intrigue. This is what made this novel so interesting to me. Izaya had no prior knowledge to anything and had to figure it all out as he goes along. There is a point where he is meeting one of the big heads, named Hiura, at the stadium and says a few keywords to suggest that he knows what they are hiding, referring to the object/prized possession as “that” or bringing up information that he could remember that seemed important Nec found in their system only a short time before while behaving as if he knows everything the group has done up to now. The truth is, Izaya really did not. But he makes them think he does, and based on their reactions to his words can he tell if it actually means something or not.

There is another instance after his meeting with Hiura where he actively tries to make them think he was involved with the events of the murder. He made it sound like he was part of some organization and has connections (well, Haruto brings up that Izaya has “police friends”). Basically, when you get down to it, Izaya is just great at acting and reading people.


4. Izaya’s trauma

There’s another trauma incident. The professional killer, Iroha, was with Hiura and Izaya playing as a “servant.” If it was not for Sozoro coming along, she probably would have tried to eliminate Izaya (at this point, the organization thinks Izaya is possibly involved and dangerous). Izaya paid no attention to her at first until she asked him if he wanted anything to drink. She was wearing a bartender outfit.

What got me in this scene was there was not a lot of description of Izaya’s reaction itself. This is because at that moment, we were given Iroha’s thoughts on her next coarse of action. In the last novel, the police guy that was with Izaya noticed his behavior. In this one, Iroha was just thinking about her job and was not focusing on Izaya too much. It was not until Hiura asks about Izaya’s complexion that it is clear Izaya completely blanked out for that moment. “Sorry about that. I had a traumatic experience with a bartender, you see.” And he regains his composure and goes on like nothing happened.

I cannot help but feel like that scene went on for longer than it probably did just because there was little description on Izaya’s reaction. Just the emphasis on the words bartender uniform…And it was just that. It was a girl, who does not look like Shizuo at all, in a bartender uniform. Just the uniform alone caused a reaction.

5. Sozoro’s Entry on Izaya

Like the last novel, this one starts off with someone being interviewed asking about Izaya. Pretty sure it was Kine. I’ll talk about that later (this is a super long entry). But the rest of the “logs” are interviews with the people who are with Izaya: Haruto, Himari, Nec, and Sozoro. These interviews are called “What type of person is Izaya?” Sozoro’s entry brings up something very interesting and new depth to his character.

“If Izaya ever where to fall in love with one human being, something would change….If he ever really fell in love with one person, then he would truly become evil. To obtain that person, he would be fine with destroying the world, killing people, or making a mess of society….We probably should find ourselves fortunate. That such a man as he, a twisted philanthropist, to love the whole human race equally.”

Really paraphrased that last, but that’s really telling. He would be perfectly fine to destroy the world or kill to obtain the person he would love. Who does that sound like? It’s clear Izaya’s personality mainly was influenced after he met Shinra. Izaya has held jealousy for Shinra too. I think this further backs up Shinra’s observation of Izaya distancing himself so he wouldn’t get hurt. While he admired Shinra, he saw the dangers in being like that.


Now this brings something I think is going to be tackled eventually, but I think this is enough for now. I still have to talk about the other characters. We learn a LOT about the other characters. Yeah, Izaya is the main reason we read this spin-off series, but the other characters are quite enjoyable too. I have to explain some of the events that happen in the book and the characters that appear to also explain what I feel like is a “set-up” for a possible, inevitable future event.

Hope this is enough for now. I know a lot of people cannot get access to the book or read Japanese. I am NOT translating the book. You know, legal issues and all that. Not a professional translator too. But I am just super excited with the developments and thought I could share some of my thoughts. If there is anything I can clarify, I will try my best to elaborate. For those that read this massive post, thanks for reading. Hope this was not too jumbled. ありがとうございます。失礼いたします。

@firebird963​ I can’t speak for GIMP because I’ve never used it before, but this is what I do on Sai and Photoshop respectively, hopefully you can copy the effect with whatever tools GIMP’s got? :0 Sorry this is in a post, it’s just that there were a lot of images and I wanted to try and organise it a bit lmao. 

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anonymous asked:

when you've sold all your comics, will you print new of the same or move on to another? Because I really want one but I haven't got the money for it ;;;-;;;

i probably won’t print more, just because its so expensive. i would have to get a lot of preorders to justify that. (printing 100 copies cost about 400$) 

but if you can’t get the physical copy of the book, you can still buy the .pdf version! it has all the same content and it’s 5$ :) here on gumroad

When I got my autistic son a laptop for Christmas, I also got him a copy of my favourite Steam game (Don’t Starve) and the multi-player add-on (Don’t Starve Together).

And it’s been so awesome.

In the evening, we sit down (he upstairs in his bedroom, me downstairs in the living room) and we log onto the same server and play together. We have in-game chat, we can work together, we joke and laugh… All without eye contact or mouthnoises.

People spend so much time talking about how technology is isolating us, but for both me and my son this is just a brand new way for us to communicate and bond without the trappings of face-to-face communication that make us both uncomfortable.

And sure, we need to talk more about how technology can help us communicate, and we spend a lot of time discussing text-to-speech and programmes or apps designed to help combat our executive dysfunction… But I want to talk about the joy and warmth and relaxation we get from building a campfire in a computer game, from making hats for each other’s character and from sharing in-jokes about the game when we aren’t actively playing.

The game serves no purpose. But at the same time, it serves every purpose. This is a thing we can do together, unfettered by sensory issues or periods of non-verbality or my physical disability.

Technology isn’t just useful because it serves a purpose. It’s also useful because it allows us to relax, and sometimes bond with people more than we would otherwise.

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New-age Book and Crystal Give-away!

Hello, friends! After such a successful give away last month, I figure I should have another one! I have quite a lot of books in my spiritual library, so I have decided to start holding give aways featuring a book from my collection as a prize. I also just got a large shipment of crystals so I figured hey why not add some pretty gems too!


Prizes:

- one gently used copy of Dan Millman’s “Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a book that changes lives”

- one clear quartz point

- one tumbled rose quartz

- one tumbled aventurine

- one piece of raw citrine

- one piece of raw celestite

- one amethyst cluster

Rules and Stuff:

- must be following me (@Shamanic-Souls)

- only reblogs count but you can fav to bookmark

- winner will be chosen randomly

- I’ll ship it anywhere for free

- Your ask must be open so that I can contact you if you win

- if you are chosen, you will have 3 days to respond with your mailing address. If you don’t respond after 3 days, a new winner will be chosen.

-Contest will end when this post reaches 6,000 notes or on April 3rd, which ever come’s first!

Good luck!!

blurryface era just ended so here is its short summary

- tyler got married
- the blurryface account appeared
- the album sold milions of copies worldwide
- stressed out, ride and tear in my heart started being played on the radio
- twenty one pilots announced a huge arena tour that includes TWO shows in Madison Square Garden
- tyler and josh literally got their names tatued on each other’s bodies (gay)
- they won and got nominated to various music awards
- gained a huge amount of fans; reached 1m followers on Twitter and 2m on Instagram
- announced a new song being a part of a soundtrack of a ‘major summer blockbuster’
- continued to stay humble and true and to care about their growing fanbase


i’m not crying, my eyes are only sweating a lil bit

I was tagged by amazing @dwarven-beard-spores :D not sure if I was supposed to make up new questions or not so,, I just copied yours…..

anyway I finally got this done, I’ve been so busy with school but I FINISHED ALL MY EXAMS and can finally breathe so yay!!!

RULES: Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person who tagged you… and most importantly, have fun!

A - Age: 18, 19 in April

B - Biggest fear: hmm…. I guess losing everyone I love

C - Current time: 19:20

D - Drink you last had: coffee

E - Every day starts with: “just five more minutes“

F - Favourite song: winona ryder’s voice I Will Meet You There by Ofelia (atm)

G - Ghosts, are they real?: yeah probably. I’m pretty superstitious and all that

H - Hometown: little town / it’s a quiet village / every day / like the one before

I - In love with: sunsets, books, starry nights and Stranger Things soundtrack

J - Jealous of: everyone who knows what they’re doing with their lives (*internal screaming*)

K - Killed someone: wtf no

L - Last time you cried: yesterday when I got angry whoops

M - Middle name: Eveliina

N - Number of siblings: 3

O - One wish: ….the next episode of Jordskott please. I’m hooked. I need it.

P - Person you last called/texted: mah homegirls

Q - Question you’re always asked: what

R - Reasons to smile: good friends, nature, food, libraries, dogs

S - Song last sang: “I’ll make a man out of you” from Mulan :D

T - Time you woke up: 9:15 <3

U - Underwear colour: black

V - Vacation destination: Iceland (in my dreams at least)

W - Worst habit(s): overthinking, singing… also my laugh is very loud, or so i’ve heard

X - X-rays you’ve had: ?? from my head

Y - Your favourite food: green olives + salad/pasta/bread

Z - Zodiac sign: aries

anonymous asked:

You don't need the disc to play, it's just to authenticate when you first download it (trust me, I have a new MacBook and can't put the disc in) (I got sims 4 when I had a disk slot in my computer so I could get a physical copy)

aight

Fanfiction.net User Question

Got a Q for my fellow fanfiction.net authors out there!

I receive so many PMs identical to this:

“Hey, I’m new to x fandom/just returned to x fandom!  I’ve seen all the seasons, and y is my favorite!  I hope we can be friends!  Please get back to me!”

Is this common?  Is this some kind of script that folks copy and send to the authors on the top page for a fandom?  If so, to what end?  Is the same person sending me messages from different accounts?  It happens often, and I’m starting to get weirded out…

Uh, if anyone out there happens to send messages like this…  The best way to befriend an author is to read their stuff and start a dialogue about it with them XD  Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve received so many of these copy/paste messages that it’s freaking me out a little.

Any insights?

Starting on a new zine!

Opening the cupboard to get a mug for my morning coffee, I saw my mug from the Portland Zine Symposium, and I was suddenly like “I WANNA MAKE A NEW ZINE TODAY.” So, I just started working on one! It’s going to be another standalone photo zine, this one of pictures of interesting graffiti! I’m excited to be working on it–it’s been too long since I’ve made a zine! So yay! I still need to get copies of my last one, I was gonna do it this month but I got a new tattoo and that took up all my money. So I’ll get them done together, when I get my next check in a week. YAY ZINES.

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GANON

Directed & animated by Alexis Morand Music by Alexis Morand and James O'Connor Moneley I’ve always been a huge The Legend of Zelda fan, ever since I got a copy of Ocarina of Time way back in 1998, so I decided to make an animation/montage based on the series. It was really just a way of making an homage to my favourite games with a very loose narrative, while working on my digital painting, colour theory and composition with a little bit of animation thrown in. Special thanks to the Fajita Knights for the encouragement. Conor Whelan (incrementally instrumental), check out the badass trailer for his new short film vimeo.com/117516133 . Cormac Kelly for the help with the audio and Piranha Bar for generally being a cool bunch to work with! Oh and ArtCrit Dublin for the great critiques. Insta: afmorand website: alexismorand.com

i may have just spent a week battling debilitating anxiety and catatonic depression bUT:

I have a bunch of nice clean, and some new, clothes to wear

I got to download my sisters copy of cities skylines

Im gonna cook myself a nice lunch, pack it, and take it to the studio (i have adorable little baggies of cucumber slices and like fruit cucumber infused water to bring as well)

i have so many bagels which i love

i have a full punchcard so i can get a free expensive drink on my way to the studio

im gonna clean my studio and my room bit by bit 

and go to bed at a normal time tonight :)

Tagged by @kings-of-karasuno​! Thank you so much!!! ^o^

Rules: Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person who tagged you… and most importantly, have fun!

a - age: 19 

b - biggest fear: Losing any of my friends or family

c - current time: 4:30 PM

d - drink you last had: Peach tea

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5 Good Things!!

Tagged by @sabriel (what an angel!) - I’m not copying your list, we just love the same things!! :P

  • Morning tea. [And afternoon tea, and evening tea!]
  • My darling cat Link. He is ALSO A MENACE! But also like my child…
  • The fact that so many great new video games are stacked on my desk waiting to be played!
  • Evenings starting to get brighter - I’m just so much happier in the sunlight!
  • I finally got spotify premium. I don’t think I can ever go back to advertisements…

Tagging @ all my followers / mutuals!

sierrasrps  asked:

AND SINCE I PRETTY MUCH HAVE THE HONOR TO PLAY AGAINST ABOUT 80% OF YOUR CHARACTERS, you should know how much i love them all. especially how YOU portray them. you've got such diverse, conflicting characters to where they all have their own voice yet can see some of the common ways you put in each one. they all have similarities yet are so different. it's like a whole new person whenever i'm playing with someone new, & not a carbon copy of an oldie. you are just simply amazing. <33

SIERRA!!!! YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE TALKING ABOUT MY CHARACTERS NOT ME OMG!!!!!! YOU’RE FLATTERING ME WAYYYYYYY TOO MUCH 

and i love you <33333

don’t get me wrong, it’s very sweet of you and i love being able to play my babies against yours (who are perf) but its too much, ma’am