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Tower of Dawn

     So I think it’s time this fandom had a sit-down and talked some things out. Today’s topic: ableism. Before all of y’all start jumping on me and dismissing me and trying to say I have no right to talk about this, let me tell you a bit about myself.

     I was born with spina bifida. For those of you that don’t know that is, it’s when a baby’s spinal chord and nerves don’t develop properly. I had my first surgery to help this condition when I was eight days old. The excess amount of scar tissue in my lower back had begun to wrap around my spinal chord, which for obvious reasons is dangerous. I had the same surgery when I was four years old, and that’s when my life changed forever. I’d been able to walk before using a leg brace, but due to a mistake by the surgeon, my left leg was left paralyzed. I was a normal (and I hate using the word normal here, normal is an absolutely useless construct of society, but for lack of a better word at the moment, bear with me) kid, mobile and able to move around as I pleased, and then I couldn’t. I’ve been using a wheelchair since then. I’m not telling you guys this because I want pity. I don’t. I’ve accepted it as part of my life, and I love myself just the way I am. This little explanation is here so you guys can understand exactly where I’m coming from when you read the rest of this post. So with all this in mind, here goes my not-so-little rant.

     DISCLAIMER: I will be calling people out in this post and tagging them because I am done. 1000%, completely fucking done with this fandom. And if this causes a shitstorm, fuck it, because this needs to be said and this fandom needs to learn to stop being hypocritical pieces of crap.

     I love these books. I love Sarah’s writing in general,  and I would read literally anything she wrote. These books, Aelin’s story, Feyre’s story, are so important to me. I don’t have words to describe how much they mean to me. I love talking about them and healthy and constructive conversations about them. And some of the jokes that have been made  by the fandom are some of favorites. I’ve made some of them myself. I’ll joke alongside all of you about wingspans and gold nightgowns for as long as you want.

     I want to make something perfectly clear: this rant is in no way a reflection of my thoughts about her books. This post is exclusively about the fandom’s disgusting behavior.

     So let’s start with this post that I saw earlier.

     Disability is not kinky.

     For those of you that can’t understand that, let me repeat it.

     Disability is not kinky.


     This whole post is horrifyingly ableist. And before you guys start claiming that “I have disabled relatives, I can’t be ableist!” (@rowan-stole-my-heart, I’m looking at you. Remember that conversation last year? Nice to know you’re still disgusting), that’s like saying “I have African-American friends, therefore I can’t be racist!”, which is such an inherently flawed line of arguing that it would require a whole other post to address, so I’ll just say don’t try it. I can’t even begin to fathom the mental process all of these people went through to think that this was even remotely acceptable in any way, shape, or form, so let me break this down and explain to you why this isn’t.

     This, my horrifyingly inconsiderate friends, is a form of fetishism. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, fetishism is the pathological displacement of erotic interest and satisfaction to a fetish. Now that you know what that is, let’s move on.

     This whole fandom has been complaining about a lack of diversity in Sarah’s books since I joined the fandom. Diversity doesn’t just mean POC, which is exactly what this fandom conveniently forgets. Diversity includes POC, people with mental illness, people with physical disability, LGBT+ people, and so much more. And when Sarah finally adds someone who embodies a slice of that diversity, you all have the gall to reduce his situation to sex jokes. All I can say is how dare you. How dare you reduce someone’s life and reality to a kink, to something to be made fun of, to something that spices up your dash and makes it NSFW just because you wanted to make fun of a book cover you probably weren’t satisfied with. In doing so you are insulting the thousands upon thousands of people that are in the same situation. You’re reducing them – reducing me – to a fantasy that you can use and then dismiss the next moment, without regard for anyone’s feelings. Do you have any idea how difficult of a topic sex is for people with disabilities? We are laughed at for wanting sex. Our anxiety when it comes to that is ten times that of any able-bodied person, simply because we don’t fit into the box that society wants to shove everyone into. And you’re making it that much worse because you have the audacity to think the fact that someone can’t move their legs is funny.

     It hurts. Reading that post hurt like hell. Because in your eyes – in society’s eyes – people like me aren’t human. We’re just something to ride, right? Yeah, I didn’t miss that little gem of a comment, @readinglikewildfire.

     And because I know this is coming, no, Chaol isn’t just a character.

     But you know what, I get it. It’s just sex, right? A small joke made, no harm done.


     You’re perpetuating yet another harmful concept cooked up by a disgustingly ableist society. Sorry, but your privilege and utter ignorance are showing. I will concede a bit and agree that we can treat fiction for what it is – something that isn’t real – up to a certain point. But you guys just crossed a line. For those of you saying that you feel guilty for laughing, you absolutely fucking should, because this shit isn’t funny.

     The fact is if that post had been making fun of race or mental illness, then the fandom would have ripped these people to shreds and they would have been reported many, many times over. But it’s not, and instead I can count on my fingers the number of people that stood up to say this was wrong, because it’s just another wheelchair joke, right? Who cares? To those that did, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, especially @throne-of-omg-the-feels and @midnight-wonder.​ It’s nice to know there’s still some hope for humanity left. And to @nerdperson524, I agree with you. People do need a laugh, even those that live their lives stuck in chairs. But that post? It’s downright offensive.

     So that’s it. I’m done blowing things out of proportion, as some of you will say. If you think I should have approached you privately and messaged you about this instead of publicly calling you out, then maybe, just maybe, you shouldn’t have PUBLICLY insulted mocked degraded an entire subset of the human population. And maybe that makes me a bad person. It certainly means I’m not being the bigger person. And I could honestly care less. I am tired. So sick and tired of constantly being the bigger person, of just staying quiet when I see things like this because what’s the use? The entire world is filled with this shit and it’s not like I can fight every time I see this kind of injustice. Nothing’s going to change, no matter what I do. But this? This is where I draw the line. Congratulations.

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I’ve been asked by several people how I get the affiliate and network icons so sharp in some of my groups, so I decided to write a tutorial. (This will also work for your tumblr dash icon.) I’m using Photoshop cc for mac, but I’m not using the mac shortcuts here, so it should work for PC users as well.

This is pretty basic stuff, but it’s a wordy tutorial so that anyone with less photoshop experience should be able to follow along. 

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anonymous asked:

Not to bash your ship or be an asshole in general (call me out if I am *sweats*) how come you ship pidge x shiro? I'm hella curious, it's not a ship I've really seen anywhere before?? Love your art xx

No worries! Nothing wrong with being curious (there’s a big difference between “why do you ship xyz” and “how dare you ship xyz”). And ahhhh thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say!!! @’w’@

As to why you don’t see a lot of it, it’s not one of the top ships, and with all the ship wars in Voltron a lot of people tend to lie low lol.

As for why I ship it, STRAP IN, IT’S STORY TIME

(also disclaimer: I ship almost everything in this fandom, so if people don’t ship Shiro/Pidge, or ship something else, or whatever, that’s cool with me. No hate, bros)

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Okay! So! The synopsis for episode 10 says there will be an attack at the Institute and Valentine is getting closer to using The Soul Sword. They’re wearing the same clothes in ep 9 and 10, so 10 will follow up exactly where they left off.

I believe the reason why Izzy and Alec aren’t in the stills, is because they’re at the institute. Why we haven’t seen stills from there is probably because they spoil too much.

So my theory is that Clary gets some kind of notification from the institute on her phone, and she sees that they’re in danger. Maybe surveillance or something? Of Alec and the rest? Magnus looks heartbroken. There will be a frightening climax in 9, and Iris and Madzie will be involved. Iris activates her blood oath. Probably has something to do with Kat’s extra hour in hair and makeup.

Then in 10, it continues. We know that there will be Jimon scenes and MAYBE this is when Simon becomes a daylighter. Cause in a bts video a fan took of them filming ep 10 (or 9, but probably 10), Simon is outside the institute in sunlight, stretching out his arms. Now, he wouldn’t be able to do that as a normal vampire right???

This brings me to the next thing we know, which is beautiful Climon. I think that beautiful moment will be then outside the institute, since we know Kat was in that scene too.

And then we’ll also get beautiful Malec. So I think, and hope, that they’ll save the institute and Malec will have a reunion towards the end of, or somewhere in 10. That same fan who filmed Kat and Alberto said Malec kissed and hugged there too. I can’t find this source anywhere, but me and many other people remember it so it’s highly trustworthy. And Matt broke peoples hearts with his performance in 10, and did confirm an emotional scene with Magnus. REUNION PLEASE!

Raphael is important to the plot of 9 and 10. He and Isabelle get closer. Clary is a key part of Valentine’s plan to use the sword, probably because she’s blessed or something. The downworlders are said to turn against Clary, and even targeting her.

📸 Also, in the first pictures we see Magnus wearing the same clothes, but also Alec, IF that last bts pic is from ep 10. We’re unsure but I think so. The thing is, what is Alec doing? It doesn’t look quite like a reunion. Also, could just be his posture, but some people are saying that Magnus’s hands are cuffed behind his back?? Em said once that one of her props in 10 are handcuffs, but why would she arrest Magnus? Makes no sense, except if it’s something Aldertree makes her do.

📸 And then there are the stills from ep9. I think Luke, Jace and Simon are in that place AFTER Jace and Clary goes to Magnus for help cause Clary’s hand is f* up. Clary stays and Magnus’s so that he can help her, Jace goes to Luke and Simon and does whatever they’re doing, and Alec leaves to meet Izzy. He’s angry in those stills so he probably finds about Aldertree and yin fen. Then they go back to the institute and the attack happens.

I have more but can’t remember everything I’ve thought of!! So many questions, so little answers!! Let’s just say, SHIT WILL GO DOWN !!

Please feel free to add anything. I’ve probably missed loads!

anonymous asked:

do you have favorite old ah/rt videos that are like mavin classics? I'm sort of new and I don't know which old videos to go back and watch

i do!! this list is probably gonna be all over the place timewise bc my definition of “old” goes from 2012 to 2015, and i’m gonna try to separate it into general series/videos that are good, and specific moments that are good. links will be in the name and direct to playlists when available, specific vid if not. and, fair warning, i’m gonna throw a couple of links to tweets/pictures in this too. replies should be enabled if anyone has something they want to add! readmore for length

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Most of Hinata Shouyou’s life is paved through forgetting. It’s not even as hard as he might have thought. GM-O394 is dead. Hinata Shouyou is alive. And it doesn’t matter what’s branded onto his thigh, or what scars he has as a reminder: Hinata Shouyou is alive, GM-O394 is not.


It’s easy, really, to forget. Because he’s not jumping, not flying, not doing anything GM-O394 once loved. So he forgets. (He trains himself to forget).

He forgets how to hold a gun.

He forgets how to break a neck.

He forgets how to kill a man.

And really, really, sometimes it’s all too easy to forget that these were all things he once needed to know how to do.


Tall people, tall, strong, volleyball players—they intimidate him, and rightly so, whenever he meets them in front of a bathroom. Not that he’d ever back down; but they make him nervous, because he’s not GM-O394 when he meets them, he’s Hinata.


Those times when he hit Kageyama—it was Hinata hitting Kageyama, just an ordinary human boy, hitting like an ordinary human boy would.

It’s amazing to think even when he’s angry, even when he’s attacking someone, he’s not attacking someone. He’s reacting just the way he should be: like someone who was never trained how to hurt people, and if that’s not a sign about who he really is, then he doesn’t know what would be.


It’s not 394 who defends Kiyoko from the Johzenji either, although it could have been. That had all been Hinata—getting in between them, being pushed aside, jumping in front of them—that was First Year Hinata Shouyou, trying to help out his beloved Third Year manager, all the while thinking that Tanaka or Nishinoya could have done a better job.

There’s a second, just the tiniest of moments, when Kiyoko looks a little scared by all these strange men crowding her and for the tiniest breath there’s that possibility of danger because the Karasuno students don’t know these guys are and maybe they’re the kind of people who might hurt a girl and in that small, very quick, can’t even really call it a second, 394 is lurking beneath the surface of Hinata’s skin. Blow to the chin, blow to the gut, knock to the ground, grab Kiyoko, fly.

But these students, they’re interested in Hinata Shouyou, the volleyball player. So it’s the volleyball player who talks back. And when Kiyoko thanks him later, it’s really easy to forget just how close he’d been to 394.


He almost always dreams about flying, but sometimes those dreams are memories and they’re more like nightmares.

Sometimes, he dreams about being on the alert—and he has to see everything, everything, because if he misses anything and doesn’t provide the right warning in time, his Generation could die. He has to be more aware than any of them, he has to be prepared for anything, he has to move quickly, he has to move before there’s ever any danger because if he doesn’t move fast it’ll be too late and it’s his job to catch things before it’s too late.

It’s his job to say, there he is, there’s the man who has to die.

It’s his job to say, leave now or we’ll all die.

And it’s his job to get rid of any unexpected threat because the others are too far away and no one ever remembers to look up so they don’t see him coming.

He’s not actually good at his job. He does it. But there’s a reason he was scrapped.

When he wakes up from those dreams it’s easy to treat them as dreams. Just dreams. Over when the morning comes. Not something he ever has to think about again.

Forget it ever happened.


And his classmates in Karasuno, and his teammates in the volleyball club, and his teachers and his parents and his boyfriend—they all forget too because it’s easy. Hinata Shouyou told the world he was genetically designed in a lab and then he went to school the next day like it never happened. People would tease him but they didn’t put it together, not really. They couldn’t add Miracle and Hinata Shouyou and make it equal threat and that’s fine. He’s not a threat. He’s not even a Miracle, not really.

(GM-O394 is dead. Hinata Shouyou is not).


The people who play against him remember, which is something Hinata finds out on accident.

It’s the bathroom again, of course it’s the bathroom, and he’s in a stall and he doesn’t expect to overhear the Aoba Josai players talking to one another after their practice game but he does.

“You know how sometimes that shrimp just moves when you don’t expect him to and he spikes the ball, and then he just kinda gets that aura like he might actually kill you?”


“It’s a lot more terrifying now that you know he could probably actually kill you, isn’t it?”


Hinata has to hide in the bathroom until they leave. It’s a weird sort of disconnect, because he didn’t know that’s how he comes across on a volleyball court, and also he’s pretty sure he was never so terrifying when he was an assassin.

(He was a very bad assassin).


At some point, when they’re kissing, Kageyama finds his scars. (They’re small and unobtrusive for the most part, it would be easy to think they’re the products of a normal, clumsy childhood, except by now Kageyama knows Hinata didn’t have a normal childhood).

The fascinating thing about Kageyama is that he doesn’t ask. From the get go, he knows who Hinata Shouyou is, and nothing else really matters.


But later, after Kageyama meets Kuroko Tetsuya a few times, he does ask, but it’s not the question Hinata is expecting.

“Do you ever think you’ll be him again?”

It pleases him, for some strange reason, that Kageyama recognizes Hinata isn’t that person anymore. He thinks about the question, remembers briefly what 394 feels like under his skin and says, “Might.” He shrugs. “If I had a reason.”

Kageyama accepts this, and then they don’t talk about it, and it’s like they’ve both forgotten, even if they haven’t.


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pidge and lance are best friends: a illustrated guide that nobody asked for

hey y’all i’m emma and welcome to jackass appreciating pidge and lance’s beautiful friendship

(this is long af with many screencaps, but i describe them, so you don’t really need to open them all if you’re on mobile ok i know the struggle and i’ve got u)

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anonymous asked:

Why are you so good at writing ??? I'm already obsessed with the new obikin mpreg story. When you continue on with it please give us all the angst. (Anakin thinking the baby is someone else's and getting jealous, obi wan with his usual self deprecating thoughts)

“So…um…Uiron, nice posting?” Anakin scrambled for something to say even as Obi-Wan put the kettle to heat to make tea, resisting the urge to let his eyes slide lower to the curve of Obi-Wan’s belly again.

“A bit cold but calm, the people were nice and the posting was calm. Had to figure out how to use water vapors since it was out on the edges of the Rim” Obi-Wan murmured, feeling Anakin’s eyes on him. The other had refused to leave him alone, followed him to the council chamber, waited for him to finish reporting and followed him to his old quarters to help him settle in again.

And all the while his former padawan’s eyes had lingered on Obi-Wan’s stomach when the other thought Obi-Wan wasn’t aware.

“How has Coruscant been while I was gone?” He settled on as he turned around, leaning against the counter to peer at Anakin at the dinner table.

Anakin rubbed his neck at that. “Its been…strange. Without you. I’m glad you’re back.” He smiled at the other.

“I’m glad to be back.” Obi-Wan returned the smile before humming. “I’d offer you some biscuit now but I’m afraid that there’s nothing here…I’ll have to stock up on some things tomorrow.” He sighed.

“I’d help if you want. I’m more then willing to help.” Anakin offered quickly. “It would be nice to catch up with you and help you settle back in.” His eyes flickered over the swell of the others stomach and then firmly jumped back to Obi-Wan’s face. “I mean, I’m not doing much right now anyhow. Since I’m on probation.”

“Pro…probation?” Obi-Wan blinked and the blond winced a bit, rubbing his hands together.

He looked almost reluctant, a bit shamed. “I…didn’t take you leaving so well. And um… then Padme and me called another break after about two months after you left and then…well our divorce is getting finalized.” He confessed.

‘Divorce? He’s…’ Obi-Wan stared at him.

“We’re still friends, its a mutual agreement.” Anakin sighed, bowing his head. “But the Council…well it feels a probation would do me good, stay here, meditate, collect my thoughts…” He grimaced. “I think its punishment since I had special dispensation to make this all work.”

“I…don’t know quite what to say.” Obi-Wan confessed, turning around when the kettle whistled so he could add water to the teapot. “Friends?”

“Yes, like I said, mutual agreement.” Anakin watched the other, the way Obi-Wan’s hair curled around against the nape of his neck, the finely groomed beard and the profile of his nose. Force he had missed the other man. “Padme and I are still good friends.”

“I see.” Obi-Wan hummed before carrying the now full pot to the table and getting two cups.

“…And what about you Obi-Wan? I mean…you…that is…” Anakin’s eyes fell to the others stomach. “…You’re pregnant.” He finally said, feeling an itch along his spine at the words.

“Yes, I…hmm, well it doesn’t matter. I’m back because I’m temple locked now since I’ve close to the six month mark.” Obi-Wan sat down carefully.

“Close to…” Blue eyes stared at him as Obi-Wan avoided the others gaze.

“Yes, standard policy, six month mark you start getting too visible and its dangerous for the fetus if you opt to keep it.” Obi-Wan poured tea. “Which I did.”

“…I wasn’t aware you could…”

“A quirk of my people.” Obi-Wan picked up his cup. “Most Stewjoni can. Since gender is rather fluid there its possible for same sex couple to…well yes. I carry that quirk with me.” He shrugged a bit.

“I see…and the other parent?” Anakin closed his hands tightly around the cup Obi-Wan had poured for him, shoulders tense as his heart did an odd sort of stutter of someone else with Obi-Wan.

“Is…not in the picture.” The Jedi Master murmured, shoulders slumping a bit.

“Okay…well…um…” A awkward silence filled the air as both drank tea.

Anakin had spent weeks wishing for Obi-Wan back and now he was and he had no idea what to even say. He knew Obi-Wan was sexually active, of course he did, he could still remember the other under his hands, the callused foot rubbing along his calf before the leg rested over the small of his back as he thrust deep.

But he didn’t think…and the other parent wasn’t involved?


What kind of idiot wouldn’t want that, want Obi-Wan?

From the slump of Obi-Wan’s shoulder Anakin decided not to dig in, instead he decided to tell him about the on goings of the Temple that had happened the last five months and felt his stomach settle when Obi-Wan smiled at him, grateful for the subject change obviously.

anonymous asked:

Hey there! I was wondering (since you seem well-versed in h/c sam fics) if you could recommend some good fics? Pretty much anything Sam-centric, lol. I trust your judgment.

This is the part where I wish I kept better records. I live and breathe hurt!Sam, but I don’t always save the fics I read. 

I absolutely stand behind all my fic recs, though, which you can find on my blog here! They’re pretty much always hurt!Sam (with some Sam appreciation mixed in there).

There are tons of places to find great hurt/comfort stuff, though, and it would be silly of me not to direct you to these places first, though you may already be following them.

Places to go:

Some author recs:

Choosing fics is hard, because a lot of authors have tons of great stuff and I can’t choose just one to rec. I can point you in the direction of talented authors, though! I can guarantee that their writing is going to be Sam appreciative and Sam centric. 

Note: Most of these authors post plenty of fics, ficlets, and episode tags to their Tumblrs that don’t get posted to AO3. Most of them post a mix of gen stuff and pairing stuff. I’m also definitely forgetting some great authors!

  • @themegalosaurus | (ao3) - Absolutely beautiful Sam-centric writing with a generous dose of brothers feels! (Make sure to check out her fantastic episode tags on Tumblr, too!) Be aware that some fic is Wincest or J2 RPF, with other pairings showing up occasionally.
  • @ameliacareful | (ao3) - Lovely hurt!Sam stuff and great portrayals of the characters.
  • @agelade | (ao3) - Stunning Sam-centric stuff. Generous hurt, beautiful writing, amazing focus on Sam.
  • @waterbird13 | (ao3) - Posts mostly on Tumblr and contributes so much lovely fic that is basically centered around Sam getting love and being happy.
  • @quickreaver | (ao3) - Lots of beautiful hurt!Sam fics, and quickreaver is also an insanely talented artist (if you’re looking for some visual hurt!Sam)! Can be slightly darker stuff. Some Winces and other pairings.
  • stillwaters01 on AO3 - Just in case you want very brothers-focused sweet agony and heartbreak with your H/C.
  • Let’s be real. Basically all the writers over at ohSam, too.

So much H/C you will die (in the best way).

No, really. I always indulge in thoughts of unrestrained H/C but I never seem to be able to write it. If relentless hurt (and delicious comfort) are your thing, these writers may make your day.

  • Marianna Morgan on FF.Net - Suuuuuper lovely and indulgent hurt!Sam and just really idealized happy brothers fic. If caring and protective!Dean is your thing, these are lovely!
  • skag trendy on FF.Net - I was trying to remember names from when I was prowling Fanfiction.Net, and I remember that this writer has just tons of hurt!Sam. You know those fics where the hurt doesn’t let up and it’s just this amazingly shameless pain-fest? Yes.
  • Alex L. Kerr on FF.Net - of the famed Trialculosis Sam fic, but there’s a lot to enjoy.

Mostly pairing stuff (I’ll list which ones!)

These writers are Sam fans who write some great stuff. Some of it is gen, some of it is explicit. If you prefer gen-fic, be aware. If you sometimes love your hurt with more intimate comfort, check these awesome people out!

  • @posingasme | (ao3)- Mostly Sastiel, mostly non-explicit. Beautiful and breathtaking and heartbreaking AUs that often have generous helpings of hurt!Sam and badass!Sam.
  • @rosworms | (ao3)- Sam/Benny and Sastiel and also Wincest + others. Sometimes explicit. Often heavy on the comfort. <3 Always lovely. Mostly posted on Tumblr but some can be found on the Archive, too!
  • @kansaskissedlips (no ao3) - Wincest and Sastiel and basically everything you could ever imagine + more. I’ll bet you didn’t know you needed hurt!Soulless!Sam. But you do. Often quite explicit fics and ficlets with some gen thrown in! 

And now onto the specific fics! My fic recs are below, as well as a list (with links) of fics people have recced to me! Cut for length, and also because I plan to add more as I think of them.

Feel free to submit me your recs (or self recs!), and I’ll credit you and add them to the list below!

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anonymous asked:

Hey, I remember you used to do fake pages from Steve(?)'s diary, the ones where you would write out passages or smth in a sketchbook, and add drawings of them etc, and I kind of want to do a couple of things similar to that for another show, so that I'm not always drawing the same thing, but I can't think of how to do it or where to start. Do you have any tips, or anything you found out when you were doing them?

Hi anon ^^

Hey, I remember you used to do fake pages from Steve(?)’s diary, the ones where you would write out passages or smth in a sketchbook,

Yup, you remember well anon! I used to post pages from my sketchbooks and some of them could have been Steve’s sketchbooks (well, that’s what people told me ^^)

Do you have any tips, or anything you found out when you were doing them?

1) Ok, first, you have to decide what medium you want to use, traditional art or CG art.

CG art: you can use brushes that look like a pencil (see HERE and HERE) and a sketchbook texture (see HERE). The asset is that it’s easier to do, you have a better control on the final result, you can arrange the sketches on the page as you wish and add writing with a font that emulates hand writing (or just write whatever you want yourself using the brushes I linked you above). The rendering can be really cool!

Traditional art: That’s what I used above. The problem is that you have to scan and retouch everything with Photoshop. As you can see, sometimes, the pages don’t even have the same color even if they come from the same sketchbook, I never understood the reason why xD You can have a look HERE at my drawing supplies. I scanned my sketchbooks in 300dpi with a Canon scan. It’s fun but I think that if I had to do a “Steve Rogers’ sketchbook” project, I would go digital but it’s just me.

2) Now you have to decide what you want to draw in the sketchbook. Will it be random sketches or do you want to tell a story? I think it’s great to tell a story, respect a chronology and draw for instance moments that were in the show/movie you want to draw for, missing scenes and scenes from your imagination.

Let’s take an example. Supernatural, Episode 12, Season 1, Faith. Sam and Dean Winchester are ghosts/demons hunters and during a hunt, Dean is severely wounded. While Sam is at the motel trying to find a way to save his brother (because the doctors told him that there was no more hope), he hears a knock at the door and guess what, it’s Dean who escaped from the hospital, in a rather piss poor state. Stuff happens and Dean is finally saved. Happy end! (Yes, I know, TONS of other things happen in this episode, but let’s stick to this part of the story for the sake of simplification). Now, imagine that you are drawing a sketchbook from the point of view of Dean:

- moments that were in the show/movie you want to draw for: the hunt that caused Dean to go to the hospital (ex: the monster, the house where the hunt happened, etc…), Dean at the hospital.

- missing scenes: Dean escaping from the hospital and riding the bus to join Sam at the motel. It’s never shown but we guessed that’s how he showed up at the motel.

- scenes from your imagination: Sam happy to have saved his brother and the boys at a bar/a strip club/a concert celebrating because “fuck death”. Pure headcanon.

You see what I mean? Your sketches can be a mix of familiar canon and various headcanons but what is important is always to tell a story.

Also, don’t forget to add details that will tell people what kind of character draws the sketches: fake coffee stains, doodles here and there on the page, ink stains, grocery list at the top of  a picture etc…

Voilà! I hope it helped! Good luck to you ♥

anonymous asked:

This isn't a confession but actually a request (if you dont mind me asking), I was wondering if you would be willing to make a "master post" with all the official lore on it. I'm kinda new and I'm not sure where to look. Sorry, thanks! [Also I love this blog!!<3 ]

We don’t mind at all! And thank youuuu!! You all enjoying this blog is the best part of modding it 💖

Now, welcome to Mod Cassie’s It-took-me-like-5-hours-of-research-and-writing-this-post-to-make-something-somewhat-coherent-from-every-little-bit-and-scrap-of-available-lore Extravaganza

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! Sooo, I'm pretty new to the dw fandom and I love your blog!! But I wanted to follow more blogs like yours with loads of dw positivity and the occasional critical analysis meta:) Can you rec me a few? I'm still trying to catch up on classic who so I'd like if the blogs recs are majorly new who; but the other is fine too. Thanks!!

Oh my! I’m very flattered! I’m afraid I don’t follow many blogs, and I’ve never been very good at blog recs, but I’ve made some close connections with a few who I’ve hung around with on here for a while, each of which I think really add something wonderful to this fandom.

@abossycontrolfreak and @tillthenexttimedoctor have always been something of a fandom inspiration to me! They’ve been doing insightful meta and beautiful gifs long before I was, and I admire them both tremendously. Definitely both more new Who than classics or extended universe, I’ve sort of leapt further into the rabbit hole, but it sounds like that’s perfectly okay for you!

@clarabosswald is a magnificent blogger who I admire something more of from afar, but with lovely stuff to offer.

@resting-meme-face and @evilqueenofgallifrey are both wonderful, my go-to people to chat about the new spinoff Class in particular with. Expect much very gay Quill thirst, though.

@ceci-nest-pas-une/@whovianfeminism is of course a pretty big blogger in the community, with some quality writeups and critical takes.

@taiey has a lot of strong and interesting opinions to offer, as well as some lovely appreciation for some underappreciated characters.

@joscribbles is more art-based, but I do love it.

@haruspis is quite a good mate and has tons of critical perspectives to offer, though even more on Halo than Doctor Who, and I’m afraid I know basically nothing of Halo! Still, lovely person.

@clockworkamelia has been a mutual of mine for ages, and definitely has some nice critical thoughts and comments to make. Maybe one day she’ll keep a URL long enough for me to get used to, too, took me a couple tries to remember the right one! :P

It’d be remiss of me to miss @lyricwritesprose and @orelseatlastsheunderstoodit, two other people who I’ve been mutuals with for a while and always have a good discussion in them.

@the-last-teabender has more experience with lovely Doctor Who people than basically anyone, and is so clever she’s working on a book on Heaven Sent!

@faithful-viewer is way better at keeping up on gif-making than me and making some wonderful stuff of the new run.

Off Tumblr, I must recommend the AV Club’s coverage of Doctor Who, their reviewer for Doctor Who (and now Class) typically has interesting perspectives to offer in the way of criticism. Even when I disagree, which I’ll do with any reviewer because that’s how life is, I’m always glad I gave them a read.

The Classic/Extended Universe community is a bit of a different, weird, meme-obsessed space, but I just wanna give a shoutout to lovely fellows like @the-macra, @gwylock-one, @3rddoctor, @persona-engine, and more. There’s a lovely little social circle we’ve sort of formed on the more obscure end of content, so if you ever start really wading into the corners of the franchise, check them out!

I am 100% forgetting a ton of wonderful bloggers, and I’m sure my followers can recommend plenty of favorites of their own.

cynicalmstudent  asked:

Hi, I'm going to be starting FY1 pretty soon, and getting pretty nervous so was wondering whether you have any tips or advice for a newbie like me. Thanks!

Hey, not a problem :)

Congrats on finishing first of all. I’ll try and be as useful as possible.

Starting as a junior can be really daunting but you’ll join a supportive team and meet some really great people along the way.

These are the things that stuck with me.

Be organised. Make sure to have a blanks of paper, pens, your name stamp if your trust gives out any. Maybe a pocket oxford handbook just to use as reference or just as a safety blanket ha.

Do. Not piss off the nurses. They are your best friends. They’ve been working on these wards a lot longer than you. They’re a fountain of knowledge and have seen the cycle of new docs countless of times. They know where the request forms are kept, where the nearest pod to send off bloods is, what the extension for xray is. Trust me, you’ll be brought down to earth very quickly. There’s nothing worse than an over-confident cocky doctor. The most dangerous combination is sometimes who doesn’t know their limitations. You’re dealing with people’s lives, there’s no place for that kind of attitude.

You will become an expert at taking bloods, cannulating and doing ABGs. It’s a given.

Be prepared to stay behind if necessary. I’m not saying hours, but there’s nothing more crappy than the day team handing over a cannula or some other menial job that’ll take a few mins to complete but more likely hours for the night/ on call team.

Before you’re asked to discuss with specialities about your patient, have everything on hand. I can’t tell you how embarrassing it is when you can’t answer half the questions about your patient because you didn’t bother swotting up.

You will feel overwhelmed, stressed, cry and feel like quitting.

It’s normal. You’re not the only one. There are thousands of others like you in the exact same situation. I remember I had a good cry on my first medical ward cover. It was cathartic and needed. Remember, it’s a steep learning curve that at times will make you feel inadequate, but you will learn quick.


You’re not expected to know everything despite what you might think.

I cannot overstate this enough, make use of the nurses, the HCAs, other colleagues.

Do not try and make stuff up. I don’t know why but we doctor breed have this thing of appearing weak if you can’t answer a question. We’re not encyclopaedias. Even the consultant who’s worked for 20+ years, still has to look up guidelines. Remember you are training! Asking questions is how you develop.

Prioritisation,  Prioritisation,  Prioritisation,  

By the time the ward round is done, you’ll have a job list as long as your arm, and yes, time is never on your side. So start with the most important things, request all the investigations you’ve been told to order, take any bloods that are needed, and then any urgent discharges that need doing etc. It’ll be difficult at first, having to decide what’s important and I can guarantee you, the nurses will tell you to do things now. Everything needs to happen now now now. Clinical urgency will always trump an ‘urgent discharge’  Be prepared to use your own judgment, and not be pressured into neglecting more urgent things.  

This insanely helpful guide REALLY helped me during the first few on calls and I still use it from time to time.

There’s a LOT of admin and PAPERWORK. You’ll become an expert at faxing, emailing, writing referral letters, filing etc

TAKE YOUR BREAKS  and don’t forget to pee!) Especially when you’re on call. No one will tell you to go on a break. So look after yourself.  


You will see the good, the bad and the ugly of humanity.. You will see death, illness, people being diagnosed with incurable conditions. It’s easy to forget that you’re human too. Don’t bottle stuff up that’s shaken you up. Talk about it to someone.

WORK LIFE BALANCE. Have a life outside of medicine! The job is really stressful, pressured etc and it can be so easy to lose perspective to life and neglect the stuff you enjoyed doing outside of it. So make sure that you still make time for your hobbies, mindless internet surfing and binging your fave shows.

Anyway, got a little bit carried away ha.

Best of luck!

@dxmedstudent is an abundance of tips and advice also! ( feel free to add anything I’ve missed out!) 

yumi-chanwriter  asked:

I seem to struggle with the beginning of my story: on the one hand my characters only live a normal life in the beginning so it's important to show it because it's quite different from our life. On the other hand I'm scared that I give too much information and that the readers will get confused. Any help?

I have a post [HERE] that might help you with this.

Essentially, you need to balance establishing ‘normality’ for the character with getting things rolling with the plot. If you spend too much time with the details of how your character gets breakfast and goes to work at Ye Olde Mage Shoppe every day, then you’ll lose readers who are wondering when the story is supposed to start.

I tend to think that one of the more effective ways of establishing the status quo is to show it in the moment of disruption – understandably, your character is going to be shocked when a marauding dragon destroys the bridge they cross every day and prevents them from getting to the Shoppe in time. So write about the consequences of the interruption and how it has taken the character away from what they expected to be doing.

The other thing to remember is that readers are generally pretty clever, and if you provide context for the way your characters act, and think, and feel, and if you provide hints and clues about what ‘normal’ looks like for your character, then they’ll pick it up and go with it easily.

Something that can be difficult to get a handle on early on as a writer is that you don’t need to explain every single tiny detail of a world for the readers to go with it. 

There are a couple of things that make this work:

1. The readers will fill in details from their own assumptions until they are told otherwise. You say your character walks in a field under a summer sky, your reader will picture a blue sky, a green field. You specify that the sky is purple and the field is orange, their mental image will adjust.

Difficulties will arise if the difference between the readers’ base assumption and the realities of the fiction are not addressed early enough in the story. Say if you get to chapter 26, the protagonist is lamenting the loss of their home and the field where they used to walk under the summer sky – oh that orange field, they sob, and that purple sky – and the reader goes … wait a second? Was it always those colours? Did I miss something?

Just make sure that any outstanding details are incorporated into the story from the outset – Protagonist strode from the riverside up to the field, dry orange grasses rustling around their knees, and turned their face up to bask in the sunlight beaming from the brilliant purple sky. (A great book for this kind of scene setting is Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire, which has a great deal of well incorporated ‘weird’ worldbuilding, though it is pretty violent and sometimes gory, so beware!)

2. You might have heard the expression ‘suspension of disbelief’ before. That happens here. You say a dragon swoops down off the mountain and starts terrorising a village? Most readers won’t go: Bah! Everyone knows dragons aren’t real! I’m not reading any more of this! They’ll go: Oh wow, dragons, that’s cool! I wonder what kind of dragons they are!

In picking up a book of fiction, readers are prepared to read about things that aren’t consistent with reality. They’re there, ready and waiting to eat up all this strange stuff, and to explore the strange realities of the fictional world you’re building for them.

Of course, suspension of disbelief varies from person to person, and every reader has their own point at which the disbelief can’t be held back any longer. This can be any number of reasons: 

  • If Batman is so rich, why doesn’t he use his money to reform Gotham instead of dressing up and bashing people? 
  • This plot revolves around amnesia, but that’s not how amnesia works! 
  • Okay so I get that this character loves that other character but it seems unreasonable that they don’t understand that killing your pet raccoon isn’t a loving gesture … 

And many, many more. I once stopped reading a novel after a page because the narration contained a factually incorrect statement about Hannibal Lecter. We’ve all got our points of no return.

So how do you avoid breaking suspension of disbelief? Well, a great number of the script family blogs are here so that you can gather the knowledge to do just that – being as factually correct in a fantastical situation or setting as possible will make those fantastical elements feel more real and believable.

  • Give information as it becomes relevant: don’t just list off facts about the world because you have them, bring them up when they add to what the reader is observing about the world and the people in it. Dragons come from the mountains isn’t relevant if your protagonist isn’t being affected by that fact. But if the dragons from the mountains are an issue that they worry about every day, that helps inform the readers of what the character’s life is like.
  • Make sure information you give is consistent.
  • Ensure that your characters actions and reactions are consistent with their knowledge of their world. A character afraid of dragons in the mountains probably won’t just decide to pop up to the mountains for a picnic one day.
  • You can have characters be wrong about their understanding of the world, because characters can’t know everything perfectly – your character sees the dragons coming down from the mountains as aggressive, but later discovers that they’re being forced from their caves by fungal infections that are very painful and makes it difficult for them to seek medical help without inadvertently squashing whole villages.

Don’t worry about trying to show EVERYTHING in your character’s normal life, because that will get boring pretty quickly. Make out a list of the things that are important right now in terms of what is being interrupted by the beginning of the plot. Think about what your characters are missing, or the burdens they find themselves free of. What is expected and what is unexpected. 

I hope this helps!

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idk if anyone’s done this or not, but throughout The OA we wonder if what The OA goes through is real or not. Here is some evidence that (at least some of) her story is true!!! :)

She’s not blind!! After she came back, the biggest change is she can see!! That’s pretty miraculous and you doesn’t happen in everyday life ?

Her scars! When she is found in the hospital, the nurse asks if the parents could identify where the scars came from. You learn later they’re a way to remember the five movements, proof that she learned them and they were important enough to cut into yourself ?? like that’s proof enough she didn’t just make them up on the spot.

The OA’s avoidance of touch. (Idk how else to write that yikes). The way she hates when people touch her when she came back shows how she faced some sort of abuse throughout her time when she was missing.

ok I can’t think of any right now but I’ll add on when I can remember!! Add on if you know any more??

anonymous asked:

O.O I saw the pencil sketch of your dragon OC on the other Blog but how did you line art and color it on Paint?!! with a TRACKPAD? ._. And how did you erase the sketch? I'm sorry I'm a n00b but could you do a tut in your spare time for us people without fancy technology? PS: I bow before your skills TT^TT

OKAY INSIDE IS A PRETTY IN-DEPTH TUTORIAL, i didn’t leave out any steps or tricks i use. possibly the most useful ones are terminating the sketch, and how to use the eraser tool to color-swap which makes the following processes a lot easier:

  • putting markings on a color while without worrying about getting out of the lines

  • putting down some shading

  • coloring lineart

  • marking behind a drawing

(if you didn’t know about that, i recommend checking it out in step 4)

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My Fanders Sides tag but late

Ha ha whoops I’m late to the train

So I’ve wanted to do this tag for a while now, and I finally got around to it.

I was never tagged but oh well

This tag was created by the wonderful @pansexualroman and I have admired other’s sides, so now it’s my turn like two months too late whoops

Sorry for doing this so awkwardly late I’m actually stupid but here they are~


-soft gay™
-constantly tired
-loves thunderstorms they make her happy
-embodies my anxiety, pessimism, self-doubt, fears and stress
-always stressed or worried about something
-grumbles constantly, reluctant to do stuff with the others
-freaks out around strangers
-tries to be intimidating (and succeeds if you don’t know her) but when you get to know her, the most cuddly and adorable child you’ve ever seen, 10/10 would cuddle again - review by cameron
-just needs a hug

always in a black jumper, usually wears shorts, barefoot where possible
usually on her phone, listening to sad songs, wrapped up in a blanket in a room where the air conditioner is on its lowest setting
usually has her hair out, except when she’s pissed off
when she puts her hair up, you fucking run

-the one that embodies my musical side, writing and anything to do with the arts
-the loud gay™
-no seriously this is my gay
-they’re my self-confidence
-houses my passion for everything
-the reason I become obsessed with shit
-constantly singing or dancing. always
-the most romantic fucking little twat-
-has a swearing problem
-enjoys blasting songs from musicals and singing to them bc sINCERELY ME IS PERFECT AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWI-

always wanting to wear flower crowns but never does
wears their hair down bc that’s the most comfortable but it’s usually wrapped up in a beanie
wears merch, whether from a youtuber, band or tv show
never wears girly shit or a bra bc they hate it when people call them a girl
they like sweatpants but they’re usually wearing leggings

-my intelligence
-my passion for learning
-also has a passion for girls *cough* cody *cough*
-loves researching, always eager to learn
-knows everything, recalls stupid random facts in times of need
-in saying that, cannot remember anything for the life of her
-stupid little things like catch-up lessons and something someone said to you two seconds ago are forgotten bc of her honestly
-likes rain, it helps her focus, fave season is autumn tho bc trees and plants and wildlife are really interesting, did you know-
-feelings do not compute
-one of the reasons why I have no idea how to comfort my friends
-despite everything, she’s super cool
-and super pretty - review by cody
-the chill friend
-constantly drinking coffee and is always tired
-likes classical music, but also enjoys musicals

she wears round glasses (bc she bLIND) and has her hair up in a messy top bun, it always looks like it’s been up for a couple of days and strands are sticking out
usually wears jeans and an oversized sweater bc the soft fabric helps her think straight
she’s the palest bc the only time she goes outside is if she wants an example of something, which is probably only like three days a week
still has freckles tho (is the most prone to acne bc research stresses her out sometimes but it’s not too bad)

-she/her/they/them (doesn’t mind)
-extremely happy and bubbly p much all the time
-but when she’s angry, she’s anGRY (angry kisses are a thing she does)
-my friendly side
-also the side that makes me get really excited over shit like baby otters
-obsessed with kittens and wants all the cats in the world bC ALL CATS ARE PERFECT AND WONDERFUL AND-
-accepting, warm, the one that loves hugs
-affectionate af
-loves the sun, favourite season is spring
-always listening
-doesn’t like talking about her own feelings
-she always bottles up her anger, sadness and jealousy and it comes out in scary bursts sometimes, everyone loves her all the same
-always there to give out hugs to those in need
-loves dad jokes
-holy shit do they love dad jokes
-pours her heart into everything
-tries to protect everyone
-a giant nerd™

wears a plaid button up t-shirt, usually wearing her reading glasses bc they like them so much
her hair is usually out except when she’s exercising, baking or reading
they wear shorts all the time, she and laura are the only two that shave (nova doesn’t shave her legs, and Cameron just lets it growwww)
she’ll wear caps if they’re available
has the most freckles bc she loves the sun

relationships with each other:

Nova and Cameron:
They always argue over stupid things, with Nova wanting to not do stuff and Cameron wanting to try eVERYTHING
Their arguments are super heated but always end up resolved if Laura comes to help
But they really enjoy each other’s company, Cameron likes to cheer Nova up by dramatically performing their favourite songs to her
Nova sometimes sings to Cameron to cheer them up when their ego takes a hit, Nova lowkey is the best singer of them all
Lots of cuddling during movie nights

Nova and Laura
They like to discuss things a lot, Laura helps Nova see things without a pessimistic lens and Nova also helps point out all possible ways something could turn out bad bc sometimes, even Laura misses something important
Other than that, they don’t interact much, perhaps the odd book recommendation

Nova and Cody:
Cody always finds herself calming Nova down
Nova sometimes gets annoyed that Cody is so positive all the time, she doesn’t understand it
Cody’s always the one to drag Nova along to something, whether it be a picnic or a sports game
Nova is incredibly grateful to have Cody ground her, but she’d never admit it

Cameron and Laura:
They work really well together to come up with ideas, Cameron puts in different ideas for stories while Laura does the research to make sure it is factually correct
If Cameron comes to Laura for yet another idea for a story, they’ll write it together
Usually Cameron does the initial draft, then Laura tries to add in more interesting words and make sure words aren’t repeated constantly
They’re the reason I do so well in English

Cameron and Cody:
They don’t get along all that well, because Cameron always wants to do dangerous things and Cody just wants to protect everyone she can
They do get along when discussing LGBTQIA+ issues though, bc that’s something that relates them to one another
That’s about it though, they don’t really talk much

Cody and Laura:
They’re THAT gay couple
Cody helps Laura learn about feelings and stuff, while Laura helps make sure Cody doesn’t believe in stupid things that definitely aren’t correct
Because of Cody, Laura has a passion about psychology, and is the reason I want to be a psychiatrist or psychologist. Them working so well together is a reason why I’m enthusiastic about school and learning, and that I’m able to function well around adults.
They’re constantly supporting each other, kisses are always exchanged between them
When baking, Cody’s always telling Laura the instructions don’t have to be followed exactly as they’re written
Which makes no fucking sense to Laura but ‘okay, you’re the chef’
Cody’s always telling Laura to watch her language
They rarely fight, but when they do, it’s INTENSE and always ends in tears


Uhh that was it? I hope I did that right lmao

In all honesty I don’t know who hasn’t done it yet? But I’m supposed to tag as many people as Sides I created so I hope you guys haven’t done it yet so I don’t look like even more of a fool:

@momfriendlogan, @make-it-more-gay, @fearinghope, @ace-anxiety-sanders

I feel silly for only doing this now but??? It’s still a good tag??

anonymous asked:

i'm having an internal dilemma- who'd be more clingy alec or magnus? at first i thought magnus bc magnus is very outgoing but then again like once alec gets comfortable he's super loyal like he hugs izzy all the time help

They both are high up on the clinginess scale, but Magnus is definitely the clingiest. No doubt. I think it’s a universally accepted truth among the fandom that he is Weak when it comes to Alec. Lets discuss

- Whenever I think of magnus wanting Alec’s attention, I think of a pet cat annoyed at being ignored. really, imagine him purposely stepping on Alec’s heels when theyre walking together because alec has gone more than 10 seconds without looking at him, or draping himself over alec like he’s liquid; hanging off alec’s back when alec is making coffee and nuzzling into the warmth of his neck, and laying across alec’s lap on the couch and sighing loudly when alec ignores him because he cares about the book he’s reading more (truthfully alec is so immersed in the book he doesn’t even notice magnus trying to get his attention, but magnus likes to add a dramatic flair to his narrative)

- “Oh? So you’re just that friendly with everybody, is that it?”

- I mean, magnus has been clingy since the very beginning.

- Sitting with alec all through the night and into the morning the first time he healed him (dude that was the second time he ever interacted w alec hes in way too Deep)

- Mr. I’m-The High-Warlock-Of-Brooklyn-Who-Dares-Disturb-Me doing millions of things for free and protecting alec and his friends and family and fighting in a war that has nothing to do with him, just to see alec

- “Still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it’s you, and I realize now that I won’t be any more ready to lose you then than I am right now. Which is not at all.” Sure this is heartbreaking and all but…, clingy much?? C’mon dude that’s gay

- This isn’t exactly an attribution to his clinginess but magnus is always so proud of alec for everything he does, whether its getting an amazing shot off his bow or making pancakes. He follows alec around with fan signs and applauses alec every time he breathes

- When he misses alec (24/7) he just talks about him. To anyone. His cat. Tessa. Jem. Isabelle. An annoyed client. A nosy demon. eventually ragnor and raphael both learn alec’s schedule so they know to ignore magnus’s calls when alec isn’t home

- It’s an official rule that alec kiss magnus the second he gets home

- When theyre not together (and sometimes when alec’s only a room apart from him) magnus texts alec constantly. Especially when alec’s working. Alec ignores the messages until he’s done with work, and then he reads through all of them, smiling at all of the where are you’s and the come home already’s and the I’m so lonely the chairman wont let me pet him please come home so I can hug you’s. magnus never texts, are you safe? or please don’t take unnecessary risks tonight, I miss you too much, because he’d rather alec think he’s clingy than upset alec with his worry

- When hes home alone and has nothing else to distract him he’ll show up at the institute to watch alec train, and when alecs done magnus will kiss the part of his forehead with the least sweat and give him a bottle of water. He ignores alec’s “sorry I was busy” and “I know us hacking at dummies is boring” and says simply “I wanted to see you”. alec may or may not drop whatever weapon he picks up next because hes too busy blushing to think clearly

- Or instead magnus will stay home and go through pictures of him and alec together, he sends alec his favorites with captions like, “remember this?” and, “god, this was my favorite day with you” it helps when he misses alec and he likes the satisfaction of knowing alec gets flustered when he gets the texts

-  “do you even want me here” “magnus, its our wedding night. Of course I do” “then why won’t you hold my hand” “i’m eating” “Alecccccc”

- Alec taking max out for a father-son playdate and magnus responding to the picture alec sends him of the two of them “you guys look like youre having so much fun without me ://” alec: “we’ll be home in 10 minutes. Max got you a present” magnus: “I’ll make cookies”

But im completely lying, because alec has been head over heels for magnus from the beginning and being unsure about them and himself doesn’t stop him from always wanting to be with magnus

- Alec my city is under attack and people are dying all around us and theres a good chance we’ll die but I need to know RIGHT NOW why you never called me back Lightwood

- Alec whining throughout the entire process of magnus putting on makeup (but he likes to watch and sometimes magnus lets him pick colors)

- completely wrapping himself around magnus like a human pretzel on the mornings alec is free but magnus has clients. “five more minutes” “i’m already ten minutes late” “please” (giving up with no fight at all) “okay.”

- he misses magnus so badly when he works. usually magnus waits up for alec to get home, but sometimes its so late when alec gets home he’s already in bed. alec will strip and climb into bed as quietly as he can, content to be near magnus. but sometimes he can’t wait for the next morning to talk to him so he’ll wake magnus up if only to say goodnight. after, alec wraps his arms around magnus’s chest and they both fall asleep smiling.

Love interests dealing with the Inquisitor’s death

Cullen: For a few moments he disbelieves what he’s heard. He denies it loudly, refusing to believe they’re gone, and isolates himself in his office. Anger takes over him, there’s no way they could be gone! It has to be lies. The anger quickly turns to himself, what could he have done to stop it? What if he’d been there? Could he have helped? I should have been there, is all he can think. He remembers, and replays every bad decision he’s ever done. The memories of losing his friends in the circle, not being able to stop the rebellion in Kirkwall, not being with the Inquisitor when they needed him. He hurts. Worse than being tortured by mages, worse than quitting lyrium. He gives up, deciding that he’s been through enough sorrow in his life to go through another.

Cassandra: She’s angry, fuming with rage when the messenger tells her the news. “And where were their backup? Their help?” she demands to know. The anger doesn’t fade, she trashes her room, knocks over tables, kicks down chairs, shreds bedsheets, and rips letters to pieces. She doesn’t know how to handle the pain, she tries to treat it like any injury. By walking it off, ignoring it and continuing with her life, but the pain doesn’t go away.

Dorian: Pretends that the news doesn’t affect him. Swats concern off and claims he’s got somewhere to be when in reality he needs to be alone, to grieve, and cry. If anyone asks he will deny it. If anyone catches him he will lie. He’s good at lying, good at hiding his emotions. No one’s seen him like this, except the inquisitor.

Blackwall: He nods when he’s told, eyes dropping to the ground, lips pressing together to keep the emotions in shack. He mumbles a few words on their funeral, stands in honor while the new divine speaks from the chant of light, and keeps a straight face until he’s alone in the stables again. He feels empty, lonely, like history is repeating itself. He thinks that maybe he’s meant to be alone.

Iron Bull: He laughs when the messenger stutters out the news. Not believing what he hears. The though is ridiculous. How could his inquisitor, the one who conquered his heart possibly be gone, when neither dragons, demons, nor walking in the fade could defeat them? Realization doesn’t hit him until days later, when he sees the inquisitor’s weapon displayed on the wall. They never left Skyhold without it, never walked unarmed, but there it is, collecting dust on the wall, on display below a golden inscription of the story of the inquisitor. It hurts like acid, but not on the outside but on the inside, in the center of his chest. His kadan.

Solas: Solas is calm, knowing that their love would not be forever. But it doesn’t keep the pain away. He hurts inside and out. He hurts all the way into his soul. Even his dreams are twisted with horror and pain, constantly reminding him of his loss. He sees the inquisitor when he wanders in the fade, never for more than a second, in the corner of his eye, and when he turns to look they’re gone.

Sera: Laughs nervously when she’s told what has happened. Eyes darting over the messenger’s face, with an awkward smile. “Yeah, and I’m the empress of Orlais.” She shakes her head and looks around, calling for the Inquisitor to come out, saying “you almost got me”. She gets angry when they tell her that there’s no joke, no prank, no act. Firing arrow after arrow at the retreating messenger, yelling bloody murder at the ‘Maker’ that everyone seems to look up to. She doesn’t like the Maker if he lets things like that happen.

Josephine: Horror crosses her face when she reads the message. She’s stunned, can barely see straight, feels dizzy. She stutters when she speaks, trying to tell the others around the war table. Her hand clutches over her chest, trying to keep her heart in one piece. She can’t breathe, can’t think, can’t stand, and braces herself against the table. Leliana is by her side in an instant, wrapping a pair of arms around her right before the tears starts falling.


Cole: Doesn’t quite understand what they mean when they say that the Inquisitor is gone. He searches for them, in Skyhold, in the fade. He listens but there’s an odd silence in the world. It’s unnatural, it’s like everything is mute. With he Inquisitor’s colorful thoughts gone the fort seems paler, without their warm presence it seems colder. There’s a strange feeling within Cole. It hurts, but he’s not wounded. It’s lonely, but he’s surrounded by people, and he doesn’t know how to take the hurt away.

Varric: As if he hadn’t lost enough in his life. As if he didn’t miss his home, or his brother, or Hawke. Another person to add to his list of heartbreaks, another person to remember, but not be able to see again. He curses and sits down by the fire, picking out his trusty inkwell and some parchment, writing the story of the Inquisitor.

things i need closure on after the raven king (in no particular order)

-Do Ronan and Adam ever have a real talk about their relationship? How does it go? Does Adam tell Ronan about the conversation with Gansey? How does everyone else find out about them dating?

-When Gansey and Adam had the “so how do you knoooow you love someone” conversation, Blue and Ronan were definitely having the same conversation in the kitchen, right? And Blue definitely requested a high five or fist bump from Ronan when he admitted he kissed Adam

-Blue and Gansey can kiss now, so how long does it take before they become insufferable because they’re kissing at every possible moment?

-Is Sarchengsey real? Is Cheng just a weird third wheel or is it a poly ship? I have to know

-How do they deal with their PTSD? All of them? Do the two ships comfort each other? I need to read scenes of the two ships comforting each other.

-Re: Gansey’s family’s salty texts about “ohhh I guess you don’t care about us, huh?” How does he tell them what happened? Does Blue call Helen and say to her “YOUR BROTHER DIED! FIGHT ME HELEN!” Does Gansey go to them and they immediately see that he’s been literally beyond the grave and they embrace him and all is forgiven? Does he actually explain it all or give sort of a half-ass non-magic explanation?

-Because Glendower turned out to be an archaeological find instead of a supernatural one, does Gansey tell historical societies? Is everyone so so proud of him please? Does he get like a prize for being smart and stuff? Is he featured in Time magazine next to Blue, Ronan, Adam, and Cheng with lil cute interviews and pics of him and his king, who may have turned out to just be a dusty skeleton, but is still an impressive find?

-Does Adam move to the Barns? Does he move out of St. Agnes? Or maybe he takes Ronan’s old room at Monmouth so that he can still get to his job in time? But now he doesn’t pay rent so he can quit the warehouse job and still keep on at the mechanic shop? Also, does he get a full ride scholarship at his college? Where does he go? Does he plan to study law? Will he specialize in domestic abuse and social work and save kids who remind him of himself?

-THE VILLAINS. How does Laumonier respond to one-third of them being dead and the murder of Piper? How does the general magical-artefact community respond to this, after the whole dramatic fleeing scene? Does Henrietta finally get left alone? Do Laumonier seek revenge on the Gray Man? Speaking of the Gray Man, how does he restructure his life to not be about murder? How does the shock of a real demon and the destruction of Laumonier and the Greenmantles reverberate throughout the supernatural artefact community? Does Gray’s vision of a nicer supernatural trade come true?

-Seondeok. How exactly did her relationship with her son work? On the one hand, it seems like she views him solely as a tool (the “damaged goods” line) but she also seems to love him in her own way (”something more”). Does she find out about his involvement in the whole thing? Do they talk about it?

-How do they find out what happened to Noah? How do they mourn him? Do they go to visit his grave and his bones? How do they remember and honor him? Does Gansey tell them how Noah, in a way, saved them all?

-In time they all, I assume, tell each other the parts of the story the others didn’t know. How does that come about? How do they all react?

-I MUST know how the women of Fox Way react to Pynch and Bluesey being open about their relationships. I MUST see Calla and Orla being utterly obnoxious. I NEED Gwenllian to be grossly honest and come up with rhymes about the king and the mirror kissing or something. I HAVE to see Maura and Artemus fawning over their daughter and her boyfriend. I LIVE for all the women making sly comments about Coca-Cola shirt and the snake dating.

-How did Fox Way recover? How much did the women know about how everything was going to turn out? Also, how does Gwenllian continue to settle into modern life?

-When does Ronan quit Aglionby? DOES he quit Aglionby? And how do Adam and Gansey get back to school? How do they deal with the practicalities- explaining why they were gone, why they missed the fundraiser, making up schoolwork? Please let me see them profusely apologizing to their teachers who are like, “you gotta be kidding me, you two are the best students in the school”

-When and how do Blue, Gansey, and Cheng decide to take a gap year? How do their parents/counselors react? How do the planning sessions go?

-I want to see all my children slowly recovering, becoming happy, realizing that their lives are not in danger anymore, that they are OK, that they are in love, that their friends are all alive. That their lives are beautiful and full of possibilities and open.

-How does Gansey react to a second rebirth? What are his first words upon waking? What are everyone else’s first words? Do they all pile on him in a giant hug? Do policemen come by to ask about the cars and the giant piles of blood and dream-stuff and Gansey starts Ganseying his way out of it and the others are like “YOU JUST DIED. WE CAN HANDLE THIS FOR YOU”

-I want to think that when he wakes up, everyone is crying and happy, and then Adam, being Adam, knows that Gansey needs to hear something majestic, and he looks at him and says, “Rex Corvus, parate regis corvi” and Gansey knows that he was the king they were looking for all along

-Ronan and Adam hold each other for like 500 years afterwards and promise to never let each other be hurt, and Ronan tells Adam that it was not his fault, and that they love each other and I CANNOT HANDLE THESE TWO

-OK, Opal. When is she named Opal? How does she recover from her own bout of unmaking? What kind of childhood does this kid have? Does she ever learn to speak English properly and eat normal food? Does she make human child friends and go to school and they find a way to explain the hooves? Does she call Ronan “dad”? Does she call Adam “dad?” PLEASE

-What was Declan calling about re:Matthew in the car? I assume Matthew was also being unmade or slowly dying since his dreamer was being unmade. Does Ronan catch up with him about this? Does he go visit them in D.C.? How does the Lynch family recover from their ordeal?

-How does Ronan recover from being unmade, from seeing his best friend die before him, from the constant nightmares, from the death of his mother for God’s sake?

-How does Adam recover from his worst nightmare, that of hurting the people he most loves, and being blind when the boy he loves is being unmade and KNOWING he can’t do anything about it? How does he recover from his abusive family and the trauma of losing Cabeswater? Is he still a magician? I think he is- he can still scry and read tarot.

-How does Gansey recover from losing Glendower? How does he deal with being made of Cabeswater? With the awful trauma of seeing all his friends suffer and knowing he had to die for them? With dying and coming back?

-How does Blue recover from killing her true love and watching him die in her arms? How does she deal with finding out her father is a tree? How does she deal with finding out that she’s part tree and part mirror? What adventures does she seek in this regard? Does she bond with Artemus about their shared love of the trees and the stars? How does she even handle going back to school?

-How does Cheng recover from the horrors he witnessed, without even knowing the whole story of them? How does he slowly make his way into the group until he is loved by all of them? How does he handle going back to Litchfield and explaining everything to them? And speaking to his mother? With all the trauma of having been kidnapped?

-How do they all reshape their lives? How have their lives changed, and how have they, in the most mundane and wonderful ways, stayed the same? What are their dreams for the future? What adventures are they looking forward to? What’s next for Blue and her raven boys?

I just needed to list all that to recover from my sorrows after reading this book. Feel free to add any more questions. And @maggie-stiefvater feel free to ANSWER these questions, since you’re the one who broke my damn heart with this book