i like nine a bunch i do

TAG MEMES. since both of these tag things ask for nine ( 9 ) ppl imma just tag a bunch n u guys can do whichever u want ( or none ?? that’s kewl too, no worries !! )

tagging: @alyrp, @bvldwin, @hcrryedward, @heiheiofrp, @luois, @mlkhoney, @mousefrnk, @ourlast, @receking, @softgleaux, @sweetscreature, @vandclisms@walktooblivion

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andimeantittosting  asked:

I'm with you on the most brilliant thing, and totally expect Dabb to bring back Cas (and possibly Rowena or Crowley) in an epic way, but my god it was a risky move on his part - either very brave or very stupid - because he's got to know that this will be the tipping point for a lot of people to quit the show. I can only assume whatever he's got up his sleeve is worth the risk.

Yeah. I have a feeling he knows all of this. And knows what sitting at SDCC in July is gonna be like, and he’s still gonna be looking like the cat who swallowed the canary.

Because ALL of this, every last bit of it, still plays beat by beat to the long-game speculation that a bunch of us have been yelling about since before s11 started.

And yeah, he chose the absolute most brutal path, but heck… I’ve said like nine times this season that if he actually pulls off what I think he’s trying to do– which is subverting the entire original 10 seasons of the series– then this is a pretty freaking direct way to go about it.

So honestly? This is how I see 12.23 as “the most meta finale ever,” because it basically confirms all the meta. They are going there, they are doing that.

They’ve gone back to Mary’s deal with Azazel and shown us what the world would’ve been like if she HADN’T made that deal, and they even pushed her and Lucifer through the portal into that dimension… so she spent so much of s11 running away from the guilt of having made that decision, and now she gets it hammered home that it might’ve hurt and been terrible, but HECK IT WAS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE.

I dare ANYONE to tell me that Mary was “selfish” for making that deal. S11 has truly unraveled that ENTIRE original story for us.

And it’s left us with Dean kneeling over Cas, not caring about anything else in the world… including the nephilim.

And SAM RECOGNIZED THIS and ran off to take care of that himself.

Because Sam finally recognized just what Cas is to Dean. It’s the same thing that Jess was to him. I mean heck, they even paralleled the scene from the end of 1.01 where Dean drags Sam away from his burning house, having Sam drag Dean away through the portal instead of letting him run after Cas…

And that’s really the big loss that Sam’s been dealing with since the pilot episode. He gets it now.

But of course he thinks it’s too late…

And honestly, I don’t think Dabb is an idiot. He knows what he’s doing.

(caveat just in case Dabb IS an idiot, and I have been deceived, I am sharpening my pitchfork along with the rest of y’all… but really, I think he knows the story he is telling here…)

More telling than Dabb’s reaction at comicon this summer? The reactions of the rest of the cast. I have a feeling it’s gonna be very different from the reaction to Charlie.

Gah, I have too much going on about these episodes. I’m afraid I’m gonna be spitting out meta-relevant bits like this in all my replies for a while…But current mood:

  • Natsu: Hey, when you were in Avatar, did you like, have an evil best friend? I’m not jealous, I’m just wondering.
  • Gray: Uh, I don’t know, I guess I did a bunch of jobs with a guy named Jerome.
  • Natsu: Great. Great. Jerome. Sounds like a great guy.
  • Gray: Natsu, don’t do this to yourself, alright?
  • (Later when attacking Avatar)
  • Natsu: (Attacking priest Arlock) Alright Arlock, what do you know about a guy named Jerome?
  • Gray: Natsu, no!

sixclawsdragon  asked:

2 and 6?

2: Show your pencil case and what’s inside.

So, if I’m being totally honest here, 98% of what I do anymore is digital, so these are what I’m using most days. I do however do have a little set I like to use for traditional work when I do it. ^^

From left to right: Copic Black Wallet Set, Armature Nine Figure, stylus case, leather traveler’s journal with a couple different types of paper, and a bunch of Papermate Flair pen because I love to write with them(so smooth)

I did throw a couple extra pens, grey copics, and a mechanical pencil in this guy.


6: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.

I tried.

I’m actually pretty proud that you can mostly tell what it is. XD I spent a couple months practicing writing with my left hand, and while it’s still not good by any means but I feel like I cheated a bit.

I made a speedpaint of this painful process if you’re interested. ^^’

anonymous asked:

How much do you usually invest in a con?

Kiriska: Not quite sure how to answer a question this broad, honestly. :o Investment is both constant and on a per-con basis.

I’m nine years into the convention game. A lot of the supplies I got nine years ago I still use, but a lot of things have been gradually replaced over the years. I couldn’t say how much my initial round of supplies cost for my first con ever, but it was probably less than $100 for PVC, tablecloth, and a handful of prints. Nattosoup has a great post about AA essentials for under $30.

Over time, I’ve replaced tablecloths, gotten banners, ordered round after round after round of business cards, gotten new sets of PVC, wooden display racks, new suitcases, etc, etc. Investment is constant, both for promotion, visibility, and just to make my life easier. 

Product investment is also constant. I don’t order product on a per-con basis anymore and usually expect for orders to last 3-4 cons, depending on the set of shows. For example, I have three cons coming up in rapid succession in the next month and I just ordered like $600 worth of prints. Just prints. Doesn’t include other products or supplies.

But again, I’ve been doing this a long time. I have a bunch of big cons in a row. I know which prints are likely to do well, so I order a lot of them. Nine years ago when I first started, I would’ve never spent $600 on prints. Hell, five years ago I would’n’t’ve. My experiences aren’t necessarily applicable to everyone else though.

You can invest as much or as little as you’d like. Return on investment doesn’t always scale the way you’d expect or hope. Some shows turn out better than others, and some investments are more worthwhile than others. But again, not everyone is gonna have the same experience, so it’s important for every artist to experiment on their own and see what works and doesn’t work for them specifically.

Nattosoup:  Like Kiri, my convention game is a several year investment (going on seven, at this point).  My first con, I invested in a tablecloth, some plate stands, some mini comics (three I believe, at 10 copies each), and not much else.  Sales were not good.  Over the years, the investments I’ve found to have been worthwhile, for MY setup and MY merch were:

Money:

  • Attending and researching conventions to see if they’re a good fit for me and my work
  • Printing copies of my comic, 7″ Kara, to sell
  • Printing copies of my mini comics, especially my themed sketchbooks- Japantrip, Magical Girl March, Favorite Fictional Femmes
  • Getting banners printed (6′x2′, 3′x2′)
  • Tablecloth
  • Wire grids, and ADDITIONAL wire grids
  • Display materials- cake stands, easels, magnets
  • Mini prints
  • Square/card reader
  • Commission supplies- papers, pencils, ink, watercolors
  • Mailing supplies

Time:

  • Developing a blog and an audience
  • Developing a Twitter presence and engaging my peers
  • Developing a Tumblr audience
  • Developing an Instagram audience
  • Past conventions spent talking to potential customers, completing commissions in a timely fashion
  • Engaging other artists as friends and potential con-mates (hotel shares, table shares, getting tips on where product is made)

We have years of con reviews and con tutorials here on the blog that should hopefully help you decide which investments are right for you, your wares, and your interests!

Unpopular opinion

I rlly don’t understand or like the Animal Jam YouTubers (Julian2 is tolerable)

They just sit there??? And???

Scream??

To nine year olds??????

And take everyone’s rares? ??

I know some of them do giveaways and stuff but still jfc

And then??????????

Wisteriamoon is literally an adult???? Screaming to a bunch of little kids about a kids game????

And she’s rlly immature? ????????????
Isn’t she like in college lmao

None of them are funny tbh

At least Julian does what you’d expect of someone his age; he informs, shows glitches, and shows new features in a (for the most part) unbiased way

The rest just!!!!!! Scream!!?!?!? Like this!!!!!!!!!!!!

WisteriamhrjekqkozfjekKjejakkdnqmdifjjJSKWKFIFBENSMDI here :))))))))

That’s sure as hell annoying
Stopped watching her

Aparri would be ok but he annoys me in general
I can’t really stand the voice oops

Bepper?? She’s aparri 2.0 right

Skorm is ded

LilacPetal
I don’t get it
Are those supposed to be jokes??
I watched one of her videos a few days ago and she was literally just bragging about membership lmao

I used to love SmileySmiles I haven’t checked that channel in a while tho so no opinion tbh

Lmao I’m waiting for the hate about this idrc it’s just kinda annoying to me especially when their fans just freak out over them
They probably don’t care about y'all in the depths of their hearts

If You Only Believe / Peter Pan (OUAT) Fanfiction

PART 3 (Part 2 is here)

So, this will be a five part fanfiction about you and Pan (as in readerxpan). I will upload when I feel like it and have a competed part. I hope you enjoy this, let me know if you do; I apologize for spelling or grammar mistakes, gifs aren’t mine. You will find the other parts on my page if they’re out, don’t worry!

Word count: 1079

Warnings: Fluff, smut, violence, self hate, possessive/obsessive!pan

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Pan and the Lost Boys let you have a head start, so you decide to just run as far as you can. ‘Nice’ as Pan is he gave you a map of the island and a compass. This must be entertain him a lot. After a five minute sprint you get into looking at the map a second time, after looking where the Lost Boys’ camp was. You look around you: Piles of chopped up logs and a somewhat muddy ground. You hear a river nearby. You search for something like that in the map and quickly find it. Now you decide on pulling out your tactics. You learned a lot from videogames the past nine years, adding that you are a smart girl.

„I should go nowhere Pan would expect me.“ You quietly mumble your plans to yourself. „He would expect me to go to a place I see on a map I think of as a good hiding spot…“

Little do you know Pan is quite nearby you, following you since the start of his 'game’. He hid in a bunch of bushed when you took a break to analyse the map. He listens to your plan, an approving grin on his face.

You choose to go into the deep forest. There you want to find a spot you can hide in for the best part. If this is a game to him it must be over sometime… You make your way through the slick mud and pull out of the inner pocket of your coat the compass to check where exactly you have to go. You head the way it tells you to.

You found an acceptable hiding spot rather quickly. You’re not too sure Pan doesn’t expect you to go there though. Would he expect you to hide in a small cave in one of the uncountable number of hills and mountains? Obviously, he knows the cave exists. He lived in Neverland for centuries, he must know every single spot. You just hope for the best.

You roll of the sleeve of your coat and the shirt you wear underneath it to check your watch. Luckily you checked your watch as soon as you first ran off from his group when the game started. The game is on for not even an hour.

You sit in the cave for what feels like eternity – actually it have only been one and a half hours from when you last checked the time. Sitting in the cave all alone gives you time to think about how you changed your life in just a heartbeat. You trusted a stranger who told you he wanted to take you away. You thought it was for the good; maybe it still is. As much as you hate Pan for doing this to you, his filthy game, you love the adventure. You love the freedom and the adrenaline that is running through your body.

Maybe I should have run straight to Cannibal Cove. Oh, how much fun it would be to mess around with some idiotic pirates… Visiting Indian Camp and causing trouble… Playing tricks on some mermaids… If I get out of this game, when I get out of Pan’s game, I will do whatever I want! I have the skills to craft weapons, I can care for myself!
You start getting excited, trying to repress your need to cry.

I even have… I even have pixie dust. And Pan gave it to me,  saying I own the last specks of pixie dust. What happened to the pixies? What makes me important enough to have Pan give it to me? You remember the night you dreamed of, no, you did read books to him. His excited look when you started a new story, the way he looked at your lips when you were reading to him. Him saying he visits you because he wants to hear your voice. You start to believe Peter Pan fell for you back then.

Then why take me here and treat me like this?

You wait for hours and hours, contemplating your entire life and the spontaneous decision to leave your family and your friends, your success in school and your sports team behind. And that to be hunted by a group of wild boys and a sociopath on a foreign island? No! You chose to live your own adventure! You chose freedom and independence and… it can’t – it shouldn’t be… love? If the boy that visited you in what you thought were your dreams fell for you, did you too? For the madman that plays a game of hunting with you as his prey?

You finally tell yourself you did the right thing. Nothing can harm you, you’re Y/FL/N.

You lean back just before hearing the sounds of sticks and leaves breaking under feet, causing you to jump to attention again. You check your watch, exactly three hours since Pan’s game started. Just as you think of him he walks into the cave, a smile on his face. It doesn’t look like a crazy smile, but just the one he gave you listening to your stories.

„You excelled your test, Y/N.“
You get furious. You are not able to hold back your thoughts anymore, not after having to think about those for hours and hours.
„You have got to be kidding me?! Telling me to rescue me from my boring, horrible life back in my home town, making me feel like I can be special, just to let me be hunted by your insane boys?“ His plain happy look changes into an apologetic frown, his eyes searching yours. You manage to lower your voice from the shout, but as soon as you speak again your voice cracks and your eyes water. „I thought I could trust you to be the one to take me to a place I belong, but I don’t think I can trust you anymore, Peter Pan.“

Tears start jerking from your eyes and you don’t care Pan runs to. He puts his hands to your cheeks, wiping away your tears.

He pulls you into an embrace and you wrap your arms around his waist. He puts his hand on the back of your head to comfort you. He puts his lips to your ear and whispers to you in a caring tone.

„I should take you to your hut now.“ He gulps and his embrace tightens. „Y/N, please trust me.“

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Part 4

Quotes from ENTP Characters

INTJ | ISFJ | ISTJ | ENFP | ISTP | ESTJ | INTP | ESFPINFJ | ESFJ | ISFP | ESTP | ENFJ | INFP | ENTJ

I know, it’s not like me, right? Usually I look at a project like this and think, “Wow! I could make a lot of money off this!” But recently, I’ve been having these strange feelings…inside. It’s like I’m…concerned with others. And there’s this nagging voice in my head constantly telling me what’s right from wrong.
Varrick, Avatar: Legend of Korra

Sorry, boys! I’m sooooo changeable! It’s a weakness with me, but to be fair to myself, it is my only weakness. 
Jim Moriarty, BBC’s Sherlock

I feel like I am the Paris of people.
Gina Linetti, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’m 147 pounds of pale skin and fragile bone, okay? Sarcasm is my only defense.
Stiles Stilinski, Teen Wolf

No. No, no, no, I—I just have to look for another angle.
Hiro Hamada, Big Hero 6

That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment? Some cheese?
Chandler Bing, Friends

People! What a bunch of bastards.
Roy Trenneman, The IT Crowd

We’re all mutant. What’s more remarkable is how many of us appear to be normal.
Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe

I do not have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.
Cat Grant, Supergirl

Oh yes, madness runs in the family. Some even called me mad. And whyyy? Because I dared to dream of creating my own race of atomic monsters! Atomic Supermen, with octogonal shaped bodies that suck blood out of… [storms out of room while blabbering incomprehensibly]
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Futurama

It is only the intellectually lost who never argue.
Lord Henry Wotton, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I’m not exactly sure what happened. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another…If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice.
The Joker, DC 

That’s what I am: just a traveler. Imagine it: no tax, no bills, no boss. Just the open sky.
Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who

But what does it mean?
Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

What unpleasantness felled this heap of unrealized ambition?
Lucifer Morningstar, Lucifer

I discovered at a very early age that if I talk long enough, I can make anything right or wrong. So either I’m God or truth is relative. In either case, booyah!
Jeff Winger, Community

I come in search of the truth.
Q , Star Trek: The Next Generation 

Yea… If you spend all day shuffling words around you can make anything sound bad… Morty..
Rick, Rick and Morty

This isn’t happening to you for a reason. Well, one reason: I enjoy it. If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.
Ramsay Bolton, Game of Thrones

Instead of seeing what they want you to see you’ve got to open your brain to the possibilities.
King Bumi, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Why fight when you can negotiate?
Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

The proper order of things is often a mystery to me. You, too?
Cheshire Cat, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

I’m going to tell you something deep and dark and personal. Ready? Okay. I killed someone.
Eliot, The Magicians

When people see good, they expect good. And I don’t want to have to live up to anyone’s expectations.
Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

My doomed, keening women. Shall we be immortal? Shall we sing from the gallows, too? We must have the faith of those women, we must have their strength and commitment, we must be bloody or nothing else!
Lily (Brona Croft), Penny Dreadful

7

A bunch of Star Trek doodles, as promised! Mostly DS9 at the moment. I’m rewatching Voyager with dad, so I can’t binge like I do with DS9 lmao. 

I found @subspacecommunication‘s wonderful alien redesigns the other day, and I’m absolutely in love with their Cardassians (sorry for pretty much plagiarising them…). Now I really want to do more redesigns of my own!

Deep Dish Nine Snippets

After last week’s fun with that video, I went and looked through  my unfinished Deep Dish Nine folder to see if there was anything I could finish quickly.   There doesn’t seem to be anything I can just patch once and ship out the door, but I do have some snips and bits you guys might like to see from an ill-fated adventure in which Julian takes a bunch of his friends to the mall to help him find a gift for Garak.   They text him to send him ideas.  

It’s largely a disaster.

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darkwingdragon  asked:

Hey Atomi i bought Bendy and the ink machine last night and i manged to make nine Bendy's appear on the music stage there's photos of them on my blog! :)

I’ve seen a few people do that now and I think that’s really cute. Nothing breaks up the edge and uneasy atmosphere like seeing a bunch of Bendys peeking over each other in the music balcony. Maybe it’s suppose to also be a little creepy, but I think it’s just funny. XD

Hero, Martyr, Idiot

Fandom: Bleach


Summary: The day Ichigo gets back on his feet with a deadline hanging over his head, he goes right back to scowling at Renji’s antics and arguing semantics with Ishida and making fun of Rukia, and everyone around him breathes a collective sigh of relief when they see it. Isshin does one better and laughs, “That’s my son; nothing puts him down for long! I told you he’d be alright!”

Shinji just squints dubiously at him, at all of them, and wonders, “Are ya really that stupid?”

Or, the one in which Shinji tells the Captain-Commander where to stick it, packs his bags, barges back into Ichigo’s life, and refuses to leave.


Excerpt:

The day Ichigo gets back on his feet with a deadline hanging over his head, he goes right back to scowling at Renji’s antics and arguing semantics with Ishida and making fun of Rukia, and everyone around him breathes a collective sigh of relief when they see it.  Isshin does one better and laughs, “That’s my son; nothing puts him down for long! I told you he’d be alright!”

Shinji just squints dubiously at him, at all of them, and wonders, “Are ya really that stupid?”


Ichigo crumbles the way anyone with what amounts to a death sentence looming on the horizon crumbles – that is to say, he withdraws even as he throws himself into life with the desperation of a man treading water in the middle of an ocean with no shore in sight, scowling harder, arguing louder, lying to himself and to those around him in a way he’s never needed to before.

Arguably, Ichigo’s been treading water the moment Urahara Kisuke and Kurosaki Isshin looked at a doe-eyed baby boy with a tuft of orange hair and saw instead the offspring of a Shinigami and a Quincy with the potential to bring down Aizen Sousuke.

A hero.  A martyr.

An idiot, Shinji thinks, and to this day, his opinion still hasn’t changed.

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anonymous asked:

Hi gaia! What's your opinion on opening with dialogue? And can you do a post on writing a strong opening chapter?

Sure thing! First off, let me start with telling you that I don’t worry about my first chapter till I am done with the first draft. Get the whole story out. Why? Because in your first draft, likely, the first chapter is an infodump, full of exposition and back story. It will be completely edited out and rewritten later.

The first chapter will be the hardest thing you write. This is the part of your book that will have to hook your reader and suck them into the story. You can open with dialogue, if you like, but it’d better be an amazing line. So…

How to write a captivating first chapter

What’s the function of the first chapter? The first chapter needs to hook the reader, ideally introducing your voice, world, and characters.

Originally posted by vampireinparadise

How?

1-Avoid infodumps. This is imperative. Infodumps are long paragraphs of exposition where the author “explains” back story, characters and their relationships, and conflict. NO.

2-Start with a dynamic scene. Start in the middle of action, conflict, awkwardness. Titillate the curiosity of your reader. Engage, amuse, scare. Show what you can do. 

Notice, this does NOT need to be “THE” conflict, it could be “A” conflict, a sticky situation of some sort.

3-Use the dynamic scene to SHOW the personality of the characters and their relationships.

4-Edit till you drop. The first page of the first chapter is the most important part of your book. Most agents and publishers (and potential readers) will stop there. They have piles and piles of manuscripts to go through, they are not looking for a reason to keep reading, but for a reason to stop. Don’t give it to them. Engage them, rapture them, blow their minds. You will rewrite the first chapters over and over. You will swap it, tweak it, etc… Sometimes I get stuck on the first chapter for days. Later I get back to it and trash it. It’s OKAY. This will be a work in progress.

Great opening lines from the Tumblr’s Writer community (that I received through the “My edit” posts):

-I didn’t mean to kill my father.

- “Wanna fuck?”

Terrible openers in general (because they have been overdone, but I’ve never received one from the Tumblr community): the main character wakes up in their bed and as they get ready for the day they think about the story of their life.

Opening scenes from some of my favorite books:

-I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson: Noah running for his life in a forest, chased by bullies

Originally posted by penguinteen

-Six of Crows: gang deal in the middle of the night

Originally posted by fiercereadsya

Facing challenges. 

I had a very hard time with the first chapter of my first book because at the beginning of my series the characters are very young (nine!), but my readership is adult (and very smart 13 yo and up). So, what to do? How to engage my readers? 

An Italian Adventure: a bunch of nine-year-olds find a porn mag. Yikes.

This is how it starts:

[…]

Chapter 1: Blame it on Nico

On that Tuesday afternoon in the April of 1987, I had no idea that I was finally about to shed some light on the mystery of sex.  Indeed adults had made it clear that sex, just like God, was a topic of the utmost importance yet never to be discussed. Questions were received with trepidation if not outright embarrassment, and the only answer so far was that one day everything would make sense.

It didn’t, yet.

Peo, Flavio, and I spilled out of the church with the rest of the kids. The sky was a promise of the summer to come, and the blackbirds celebrated it from the poplars and cypress surrounding the cornfields. Hoping to inhale freedom and spring, I was disappointed by the stench of the new road: a black, sticky umbilical cord that connected the church to the small town of Arese.

Flavio nodded toward the countryside, where the dust of a dirt-path glowed in the sun. “Wanna go for a recon?”  

He was the tallest in our class, while I was the shortest of all the almost nine-year-olds in school, probably in all of Italy.

I answered, “Why not,”  and Peo nodded. He never spoke much.

We always spent the afternoon playing together after Catechism, which we had to endure to maintain our good-standing position in Jesus’ fastidious notebook of sins. I would have never suspected that I was about to add to it big time.

We called ourselves the trio but we really were the better version of the A-team. Flavio was Hannibal, poised, charming, in charge. Peo was Mr. T, muscular and gruff. Because my older sister Viola insisted in beating the hell out of me, I feared nothing (at least in daylight), which had gained me my Howling-Mad-Murdock’s name. I mussed up my hair to revive the spikiness Mom insisted in trying to tame. I hoped the green eyes behind my much-hated glasses gave me the crazed look I was going for.

Following the path cutting through young corn and poppies, we rounded a bend and spotted Nico, squatting on his heels by a big poplar, poring over something on the ground.

What the heck?

Nico the Thug, as I had taken to call him in my head, had moved to our small northern town of Arese from Sicily a few months before. He was always by himself, it looked like he didn’t even try to make friends. It wasn’t clear to me whether his hostile attitude was cause or consequence of the troubles that he seemed to slide into constantly, every time emerging more aggressive and isolated. The aura of doom that surrounded him suited his gypsy looks, which would have been remarkable if not for the unsettling smile of the unrepentant.

Nico heard us and lifted his gaze. “Guys! Guys! Check this out!”

Nico the Thug wanted to share something? What sort of incredible happening could have caused him to transcend his angry, unfriendly self?

We looked at each other and Flavio stepped ahead. “What?”

Nico picked up his treasure, it was some sort of magazine. “Look! Look what I found!”

He held the journal up in front of his face as we approached. Our jaws dropped, it was a porn magazine.

Wow.

[…]

From An Italian Adventure, book one of #TIS

What did I do?

-I introduced the context (time: April 1987, place: Italy), but I did not infodumped it on the reader. 

-The hook: something that deals with sex is about to happen.  Given that the characters in this scene are nine this is mightily strange.The hook is in the first line. I have total respect for asexual people (and I dream, one day, to build a book about an asexual main character) but this series is likely not for them. It is full of feels, and it revolves a lot about relationships and sexuality. Sorry, asexual friends. 

Originally posted by nastyysass

-Description: a brief description of rural Northern Italy at the beginning of summer sets the stage. Hopefully, the readers can see it in their head.

-The characters: three kids, and shady Nico. Hopefully, at this stage the reader thinks that the main character, Lee, is a boy. She really is a kickass tomboy and bibliophile, but the readers figures that out by the end of the chapter.

Would you keep reading? I hope so.  Good luck with your first chapter ^_^

Who am I to give you advice?

I am Gaia B Amman, the author of the Italian Saga (#TIS), a series taking place in gorgeous Italy, and talking about everything I was told is impolite to talk about ;)

I am an indie author. I wrote, designed, published, and marketed all my books on my own. All first three novels in the series were number one releases on Amazon in their genre. Number four will be released on November 1st (Squeeeee!)

Available as audio, ebooks, and paperbacks.

Check #TIS out here!

Why do I do this?

Because it was incredibly difficult to learn everything I needed to make my books successful, and I believe that no one else can write your book. So, I try to pay it forward with free edits and posts on writing. It spreads the word about my own books, and it helps other writers <3

Register for my free monthly newsletter with news, writing tips recaps, and edits at www.gaiabamman.com. All subscribers will get My Indie Author Guide for FREE at the end of August! Yahoo!

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tagged by @my-reylo. thanks a bunch!

rules: tag nine people you want to get to know better

relationship status: happily in a relationship

favorite color: purple. any shade of purple. 

lipstick or chapstick: both

last song you listened to: redbone by childish gambino 

last movie i watched: the 2017 power rangers movie (if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s pretty great). 

top 3 characters: aaaaah. this is like asking a mother to pick a favorite child. here goes: prince zuko, daenerys targaryen, kylo ren

top 3 ships: reylo, zutara, clexa

book i’m currently reading: i’m rereading american gods by neil gaiman. 

top 5 musicals: Fun Home, Spring Awakening, The Lion King, The Color Purple,  and The Book of Mormon 

@pixelrey @kenobody @smols-darklighter @kylosky @uncleanakin @forcebondedreylo @youimagineanocean @reyren @cobwebbing

anonymous asked:

Do you ever get into a fandom and go to look for what you'd think be a pretty obvi but rare-ish ship (good guy/bad person) and there's like nothing and it takes you a second to remember "not all fandoms are Star Wars where you can look up Obi wan/Emperor and get a bunch results. Cuz that just happened and I had to ask my friend if it was weird I expected there should be more, in other news I am going to start writing again. Also have you watched Brooklyn Nine Nine?

To answer you in order: One, I totally get what you mean. I think that’s why so many people always come back to Star Wars. Sure it can be a toxic cess sometimes, but that’s most fandoms. At least this one has an excess of basically every ship you can think of.

Two, congrats! Have fun with the writing!

Three, no but from what I’ve seen of it, I really should.

@qinipo thank you for tagging me!! You rock!

RULES: Tag nine people you want to get to know better!

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Literally way too single

FAVORITE COLOR: Pastels (especially light orange, light yellow, and lavender)

LIPSTICK OR CHAPSTICK: Lipbalm

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO: 1966 by Moontides

LAST MOVIE I WATCHED: Snippets of the hunchback of the notre dame while cooking

TOP 3 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Do the marauders count as one? Then Taako from from TAZ (atm). Then Ms Brooke from Middlemarch (atm)

TOP 3 SHIPS: Wolfstar, Prongsfoot, Ginny/Luna

BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING: A /bunch/ of them for my 19th century lit class - I really like Middlemarch.

I’m tagging: @mothamaeghan @thisshouldbegayer @nuigurineko @handoodlina @infjente @enigmog @superthreechum @fpwoper @totallyatrashmammal @flisterr @wehavecometoanend–maybe

WELCOME TO WOLF 359

spoilers ahead! this is the audio log of officer doug eiffel, onboard the uss hephaestus station, orbiting the red dwarf wolf 359 in the leo constellation. feel free to change pronouns and modify to your needs.

SUCCULENT RAT KILLING TAR.

  • “that’s fine, everyone makes mistakes, but if she could stop talking about my, ‘fragile, carbon-based, uncomfortably liquid body,’ it’d be a real breakthrough.”
  • “i’m still banned from the lab.“
  • “well, yeah, i guess that’s fair.”
  • “eat your heart out, you succulent rat killing tar.”
  • “y’know what, i think i need some coffee.”
  • “calling it coffee helps.”
  • “well, clearly this is an important matter that requires my immediate attention.”
  • “take me away, sweetheart.”
  • “one-thousand and… ugh, it’s the extra one that’s really annoying.”
  • “are we seriously blowing up now?”
  • not explosion. something… less destructive. a hairdryer, perhaps.”
  • “i guess we have to break into his lab and make sure he doesn’t die.”
  • “sweet merciful tap dancing zombie chorus girls.”
  • “i should probably make sure [name] isn’t burning to death.”

LITTLE REVOLUCIÓN

  • “we can safely conclude that operation… freaky… deaky… space music is ongoing.”
  • “yep. super calm. totally uneventful day.”
  • “i have little to no idea what you’re talking about.”
  • “actually it seems like pre-meditated caution.”
  • “—basically i took the entire tube.”
  • “hostage is such an ugly word.”
  • “before anyone decides to get clever or heroic, you should know that i’m not above doing something stupid here, alright?”
  • “radio as entertainment seems to be making a comeback around here.”
  • “i still have the right to toothpaste.”
  • “just because i’m crackin’ up doesn’t mean i’m crackin’.”
  • “i’m here to discuss the terms of your surrender.”
  • “it’s more orange than red, really.”
  • “this little revolución is over.”
  • “i guess there’s nothing to gain by saying how sorry i am?”

DISCOMFORTS, PAINS AND IRREGULARITIES

  • “this is a day of darkness. low tide. —a half melted fudgsicle of despair.”
  • “he’s like a friggen shark sniffin’ for chum.”
  • “i was just trying to be helpful.”
  • “i like to think i tactically misrepresented the data available.”
  • “so you ‘tactically’ lied to me.”
  • “i was wondering what that thing taped to my door was.”
  • “you might, however, be surprised at what you can live through.”
  • “i guess your lies get bigger as you go higher up in the ranks.”
  • “i know we’ve had our ups and downs but i could kiss you right now.”
  • “i never used the flame thrower before, so this might be fun.”
  • “with napalm, you moron!”
  • “this has been a good day.”

CATARACTS AND HURRICANOES

  • “today, i am not unlike the gods.”
  • “sorry, i didn’t mean to enjoy the majesty.”
  • “loud and clear.”
  • “okay okay, got it. class dismissed.”
  • “oh god, my eyes.”
  • “everything’s ‘gimme shelter’ out here.”
  • “son of a bitch.”
  • “a hundred feet? jesus christ.”
  • “i’m gonna drown? in outer space? what kinda sense does that even make!”
  • “i’ve had enough dramatic irony for one day, thank you.”
  • “i don’t exactly have breaks on this thing.”
  • “well, you’re still you. so.. eh?”
  • “he did have to resuscitate you so you may now qualify as ‘undead’.”
  • “scouts honor.”
  • “hey, baby. did you miss me?”
  • “i have something for you.”

CIGARETTE CANDY

  • “i feel [coughs] fine.“
  • “i got this stupid skin rash that’s driving me nuts.”
  • “you are a great man.”
  • “you look terrible.”
  • “theoretical science first, practical medicine… more of a past time.”
  • “true science mustn’t be so severely hindered.”
  • “just answer the damn question.”
  • “don’t worry. you’re in extremely capable hands.”
  • “i may be in slightly more dire straits than i previously thought.”
  • “who knows what that maniac’s told them.”
  • “and then we’ll see how he likes it when someone’s messing around with his internal organs.”
  • “the fifth amendment says i don’t have to answer that.”
  • “no, [name], it’s not ‘four-ish’.”
  • “the only experiment here is the one you are conducting on my patience.”
  • “i have every intention of seeing this through to the end.”
  • “i always thought i’d die in a science fair. turns out, i wasn’t that far off.”
  • “just because i’m a scientist doesn’t mean i am mad ingenious super-villain.”
  • “i think there’s a lesson here, but it’s kinda lost in all the hallucinations. i’ll get back to it.”

SUPER SAVER ENERGY MODE

  • (less than enthusiastic noise maker sound)
  • “and by party, i mean helping me procrastinate my work shift.”
  • “you’re way overthinking this. it’s just a taste thing, there’s no wrong answer.
  • “i don’t know what i want but i know how to get it.”
  • “are you upset? i didn’t know you got upset.”
  • “did i tell you about that time i thought he was trying to kill me? — any of those times?”
  • “things don’t ‘get’ to me.”
  • “score one for old school double-a’s.”
  • “has this place always been so overlook hotel-y?”
  • “— or that time you poisoned that liter of water trying to make whiskey.”
  • “why are you underneath that table?”
  • “i’m guessing it’s not one of those ‘gets better by itself’ situations.”
  • “basically we’re barreling toward certain death. that’s all you gotta say. ‘barreling toward certain death’.”
  • “oh, it’s spooktastic in here, baby.”
  • “okay, i swear to god somebody’s talking to me.”
  • “whooaa, what just happened? did… did everything just kind of blink around for a second there?”

THE SOUND AND THE FURY

  • “god, they’re still at it.”
  • “in the meantime, that means we gotta make our own fun.”
  • “on friday we’ll have mustard. umm… that’s all it says for friday. im not sure what that means.”
  • “[name] does pigheaded obstinacy like it’s an olympic sport.”
  • “i think we might have a situation on our hands.”
  • “sit your swiss ass down and pick a side.”
  • “you’re both utterly useless.”
  • “oh, stop. do you know how condescending that is?”
  • “you can’t hold that against me. you were practically wire tapping.”
  • “why am i not surprised.”
  • “oh, right, like i actually care enough about what you do to try and sabotage you.”
  • “that’s exactly what i was afraid you would say.”
  • “our rating on the peril-o-meter just went from ‘spidey-sense is tingling’ to ‘bat signal in the sky’.”
  • “and, just in case it wasn’t already obvious, i am absolutely terrified of both of you.”
  • “the fact that i’m trying to get the two of you to do the responsible thing is scary enough.”
  • “she’s just taking out her insecurities on you.”
  • “just say what you really think!”
  • “you stay here. i’ll deal with you later.”

BOX 953

  • “it’s either not smoking OR sylvia plath’s ‘lady lazarus,’ not both of them together.”
  • “already i don’t like where this is going.”
  • “that, however, will be a clever lie.”
  • “you can’t solve all your problems by knocking people out.”
  • “i never really paid attention to this room before.”
  • “only. um. none of them have eyes.”
  • “holy crap! you guys—there’s a canon in here! why is there a canon in here?!”
  • “why would anyone want that many l-shaped blocks? l-blocks are useless.”
  • “this is some raiders of the lost ark level stuff here.”
  • “no. it is not cool. it’s diametrically opposed to cool.”
  • “you don’t understand. there is SINGING.”
  • “so, yknow. ew.”
  • “i’m not sure if it was a warning shot or if she just missed.”
  • “i’m always multitasking.”
  • “i’ll see you on the other side.”
  • “in lieu of super human strength, i went to get a crow bar.”
  • “once again, our quarterly talent shows have taken something away from me.”

THE EMPTY MAN COMETH

  • “uugh. balls.”
  • “can we really be ready for anything?”
  • “riders on the storm, man. riders on the storm.”
  • “whatever happened to those weekly calls from mom and dad?”
  • “we’d be looking at- i dunno- random strings of ampersands and sevens .”
  • “but it makes no sense.”
  • “what the hell are we supposed to do with this?”
  • “un momento por favor.”
  • “what happens when we run out of numbers?”
  • “we should be… pretty safe? based on our limited perception of safety.”
  • “you had to say something you had to open your mouth.”
  • “okay. officially, now. what the hell.”
  • “’mathematically unlikely’? that’s the best we can do right now?”
  • “there are a lot of ‘could’s in that explanation.”
  • “i like the sound of my voice a lot better than the sounds of what’s going on out there.”
  • “oh, god damn it.”
  • “well, following that, this is gonna sound a lot less sexy.”
  • “it’s cruel! and sick! and… other adjectives!”
  • “i think we need a proper nights sleep to really let our anger reach its full potential.”
  • “hint: IT. WAS. AWFUL.”

EXTREME DANGER BUG.

  • “i’m gonna be a little less npr and a little more national geographic.”
  • “— or, it’s scientific name, ‘stick-iss up the ass-us’.”
  • “you say that like it’s supposed to mean somethin’ to me.”
  • “is that ‘yes, i did it’ or ‘yes, i have no idea what you’re talking about but i don’t want to get in trouble’?”
  • “god damn it, [ name ].”
  • “so. um. yay? i’m s- i’m really not sure what’s happening here.”
  • “i have an alternative theory, but i don’t think you’ll like it.”
  • “where did the spider go?”
  • “it’s just a bug.”
  • ”it’s an EXTREME. DANGER. BUG.”
  • “i can’t do this.”
  • “what if we just shoot it off?:
  • “i’m gonna sneeze.”
  • “how is this gonna work again?”
  • “if i die, [ name ] gets all my toys.”
  • “is it dead?”
  • “i also brought a gun. just in case.”
  • “if the two of you’ll excuse me, i’m gonna faint.”
  • “i’m gonna go— not sleep. no sleep. never again sleep.”

AM I ALONE NOW?

  • “why are we so afraid of being alone?”
  • “we make big bomb. now everybody is afraid of us.”
  • “nothing in the dark that isn’t there in the light, yes? 
  • “there must be monsters underneath someone’s bed. 
  • “open only when you are alone. 
  • “is anyone laughing now?”
  • “can you hear me? hello?”
  • “— whoopsies.”
  • “you’ve used the word ‘basically’ thirteen times in the last five minutes.”
  • “them’s the rules.”
  • “i’ve never been great at proverbs.”
  • “it wouldn’t be hard, either.” 
  • “i doubt it, but you never know. i can be full of surprises.”
  • “is anybody in here?”
  • “do you ever feel like you are ot where you are supposed to be?”
  • “yes. in fact, can we like… underline that yes? and bold it? and put like a bunch of stars and arrows and a drawing of a scary plant monster next to it?”
  • “oooh, brotha.”
  • “spice things up a little. give it that hal 9000 touch.”
  • “god, honestly, it’s like he’s nine years old.”
  • “i’m not sure which possibility i find more disquieting.”
  • “i’m fine. really. don’t worry about me. and don’t make that face.”

DEEP BREATHS

  • “i’m using the last of the real turkey for this.”
  • “there’s other things happening aside from sanatized pagan rituals.”
  • “anyway. as i was saying. impenitrable darkness.”
  • “it’s okay. don’t cry for me argentina.”
  • “not now. taking a personal insanity moment, ask again later.”
  • “you’re still not listening to me.”
  • “ready to go nuts?”
  • “consider it my present.”
  • “we have an honest to god situation on our hands.”
  • “turns out i might be really good at my job. hold your applause.”
  • “after that went so well last time? pass.”
  • “this ones got a bit of a kick in it.”
  • “holy crap. they were right. they knew.”
  • “what the hell are you doing?”
  • “enjoy your last half hour of oxygen.”

GAS ME TWICE

  • “score one for crazy, dangerous plans.”
  • “you’re smarter and stronger and better than that bastard’s ever given you credit for.”
  • “step six, don’t die in any of the above.”
  • “who is this? who am i talking to?”
  • “you’re so eager to seem smart, you don’t always do smart.”
  • “are you trying to get us all killed?”
  • “why yes, mr. pot, mr. kettle is looking a little black today.”
  • “cutting it a little close. i was starting to think you forgot about me.”
  • “hope you like life as a popsicle!”
  • “just remember. you made me do this.”
  • “don’t bother. it’s not her.”
  • “go to hell.”
  • “do you have anything to say for yourself?”
  • “he wasn’t lying. not about that, at least.”
  • “can we fix her?”
  • “i’m not sure of anything right now.”
  • “there’s something bigger going on here.”
  • Sandor: You should watch out!
  • Nine: OR ELSE WHAT?
  • Sandor: OR ELSE I WILL MAKE A BUNCH OF GADGETS AND TEACH YOU A LESSON!
  • Nine: WELL THAT SOUNDS LIKE I WILL LEARN SOMETHING AND BECOME A BETTER PERSON!
  • Sandor: OH, YOU WILL!
  • Nine: WELL THANK YOU! YOU'RE A GOOD MENTOR!
  • Sandor: ... I hate you and the fact that we can never have a normal fight

Tagged twice for this, so Imam do two muses~.

NAME OF YOUR MUSE: Dracula Cypher

ONE PICTURE YOU LIKE BEST OF YOUR MUSE’S FC:

@xen-dance did a bunch of Drac images in IMVU, and basically, it is my fave fing ever. I mean, I love everything does for me, but mmmaannn, iamges of Drac being vampire-ish, hhh,hhh,hhhhhhhhhhh<3 <3 <3 <3 :3ccccc

Anyway, I use this a lot for depressed Drac….

TWO HEADCANONS YOU HAVE FOR YOUR MUSE THAT YOU NEVER TOLD ANYONE:

  • Drac’s genetic deficiency is theorized to be the result of a disease or at least a disorder that, while it does not affect her mother, Karakuri has carried because it also carries over to Eve’s body (she was sickly for a long time, though, eventually recovered) and even little Annette, another of Drac’s half-sisters (she is blind). However, perhaps because of a clash with Gabriel’s genetics, Drac and her big brother Josh have the worst of it(though, at least Josh has the usual vampire strengths and senses. Drac only has the suckwad parts of being a vamp aside from Drac clan Mygck~).


  • Drac prefers to stay pretty tanned because it hides all but the worst of her scars. It also looks better, she feels… she is really subconscious about her appearance because she does not have much going for her, y’all~. 

THREE THINGS THAT YOUR MUSE LIKES DOING IN THEIR FREE TIME:

  • Drawing little scribbles
  • Going to buy music
  • Spending time with family/friends

SEVEN PEOPLE THAT YOUR MUSE LOVES/LIKES:

  1. Elias September(d’oh~)
  2. Richard Cypher ( @fizzehbeard – her adoptive Daddy~)
  3. Gero Hellends
  4. Adam Jensen ( @sonofrusalka … not so much @icarusburning though:3cccc)
  5. Alex ( @ask-the-hidden-thief )
  6. Kain Jensen ( @ukenceto )
  7. Walton Simons ( @ameasureofpower … sometimes~. It’s like, a lovehate relationship if I ever saw one~.)

TWO THINGS YOUR MUSE REGRETS:

  • Not being able to reconcile with the vast majourity of her birth family.
  • Not being able to be there for Jack Not being better at communicating with people and hiding her emotions and thoughts.

A PHOBIA YOUR MUSE HAS:

  • ATHAZAGORAPHOBIA - Fear of being forgotten, or abandoned.


NAME OF YOUR MUSE: Nine …. no really, I am not kidding when I said that was his name~.

ONE PICTURE YOU LIKE BEST OF YOUR MUSE’S FC:

Probably one of my favourite drawings I have done of this goofy redhead~. Cannot be used much in context, but hey, at least it looks goodish~;D

TWO HEADCANONS YOU HAVE FOR YOUR MUSE THAT YOU NEVER TOLD ANYONE:

  • In addition to be far smarter than he appears, he’s a geek for philosophy and logic, and has a vast collection of books on a variety of subjects whether he agrees with it or not; he just likes to see how people feel and think. He has piles of them scattered between his punk rock and high energy techno CDs…. yes, it’s all a confusing mess, man~.


  • His hair is not dyed; it really is a pale red that should be real vibrant. And if you accuse him of dying it, those are fighting words~. Hell has no fury like a Nine who is accused of dying because he is very proud of his hair~.



THREE THINGS THAT YOUR MUSE LIKES DOING IN THEIR FREE TIME:

  • Putting up graffiti art
  • Hanging out with his friends
  • Studying/Researching whatever captures his minds for the day/week/month


SEVEN PEOPLE THAT YOUR MUSE LOVES/LIKES:

  1. Ceridwen Arima(..even if Ceridwen does not always like him~;D)
  2. Kattlina Kyun-Dae
  3. Levi Chadderleiddersen(his big bro)
  4. Cason MacGree(mentor)
  5. Dikaledi Folami (every US sector Apostles’ Mommy~.)
  6. Mortimer Jensen (…Even if Mur does not always know what to make of him~)
  7. Adam Jensen(Dadam)

TWO THINGS YOUR MUSE REGRETS:

  • Not saving Irena Hedvika. It was what led him on his personal campaign against things wrong in the world, but if he could have stopped her being sacrificed….
  • For thinking himself above those he fought against, and the death it led to. He won’t make the same mistake twice….


A PHOBIA YOUR MUSE HAS:

Agraphobia - Fear of Sexual Abuse GEE, I WONDER WHY


TAGGED BY: @sonofrusalka and @angeloffyre

TAGGING @apostle-nemesis @thorndale-industries @ask-cerus @tinkertailorsoldiersasspy @kezdetstreet

Sweet Lips : Stoyd AU

It’s a bright day in mid-June when Sophie squints at her uncle over her Knuckle Sandwich – butterscotch ice cream laced with homemade strawberry sauce smushed between a pair of peanut butter raisin cookies cut into hand shapes – and tells him, “Daddy says you need help for real.”

His six-year-old niece is calling him on his bullshit, and Stiles isn’t even mad because he’s still got a perfect visual on the guy that works in the Sweet Lips truck with Erica. He doesn’t talk all that much, but when he does it’s perfect. Even if it’s just, “What’ll it be?” or “Don’t forget your napkins.”

Right now he’s leaning his elbows on the counter just past the window, checking the clouds for signs of rain. Stiles could stare at those perfect arms and that square jaw in a hurricane. But he can’t man up and start a conversation. This is worse than Lydia and the Ten Year Plan.

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