i need to start working on other stuff

B U R N O U T  1 0 1 // what it is and how the fuck to fix it 

So, you’ve been really stressed/anxious/exhausted and all of a sudden you’re feeling unmotivated/apathetic/frustrated? Congratulations, it’s looks like you’ve burned yourself out!

What is burnout?

Normally, burnout occurs after an extended period of excess. The breaking point is different for everyone; some may cave after a week of finals, for others it may take months or even years. Symptoms of burnout include, but are not limited to:

- Apathy/disinterest

- Short attention span, difficulty concentrating, switching between tasks frequently 

- Frustration with others, your work, or yourself

- Depression, low mood, anxiety 

Shit, that’s me! How do I solve it?

- Start small, and ease yourself back into the swing of things 

  • Make note of the stuff you absolutely unavoidably have to to do with immediate urgency. Order in terms of immediacy as well as workload. So give credit for tasks both urgent and time consuming. If it doesn’t need to be done (either partially or completely) right this very minute, don’t worry about it. 
  • Break big tasks down into little tasks and tackle them one at a time. Reward yourself upon completion, but keep it reasonable. One episode of Parks and Rec is okay; a whole series is not. 

- Reestablish a routine

  • As insanely fantastic as it is, laying in bed all day is not going to get you anywhere. Set a routine, and stick to it; wake up at a consistent time and actually get out of bed, accomplish a few things each day (but they don’t have to be academic - laundry, taking a walk or vacuuming your bedroom) and stay out of bed except for when you’re sleeping. 
  • Naps are ok too though, but keep them short and don’t start after 3pm because you won’t be able to get to sleep at a human hour that night. 

- Take care of yourself

  • Give priority to maintaining healthy and normal sleep, eating, and self-care habits. You’re going to be useless if you’re exhausted, hungry, and grimy. 
  • Try to identify why you’re burnt out. Yes, you had two weeks of back-to-back exams. But is there anything you could have done differently? Could you have started studying earlier, made revision materials as you went, reduced or delegated other commitments? While this isn’t necessarily cure for burnout, it’s crucial to preventing another episode further on down the line. And after all, they say prevention is the best medicine. 

- Ask for help!!

  • Counsellors (academic and therapeutic) are there for your use. Take advantage of them, especially if they’re provided free of charge by your institution! They’ve got a lot of experience, and could impart some seriously useful wisdom about managing workloads, maintaining your sanity and resources if you really are struggling.
  • Supportive family; not everyone is lucky enough to have one, but if you do, make sure they know you’re under duress and see if they can help in anyway - letting you get off chores or offering to help with your place if you’ve moved out, providing sustenance, or just offering an ear for you to moan and rant and talk it out. 
  • Make sure there’s nothing underlying that’s causing your anxiety/depression/low mood, and if you suspect there is talk to your doctor!
Yuuri, Victor, and the Importance of Good Communication

Victuuri Week 2017 – Day 4 – Free for All

So for today’s free for all I’d like to talk about something I haven’t heard too much about in the context I’m hoping to present it. My topic is specifically about how Victor and Yuuri are both very independent individuals and how that, combined with both of them having zero experience with serious emotional relationships, works to create miscommunications between the two of them.

To start off, I’d like to clarify what I mean when I say they’re independent. Obviously they’re both able to take care of themselves when it comes to stuff such as physical needs (like feeding themselves, etc). I’m talking more about how they’re emotionally independent. They’re both the kind of people who keep their problems to themselves and try to solve them all without relying on the help of others. They both actually tell us this directly.

We see this come up a bunch during the series even though both are aware that they do this. You can see it happen as early as episode 2 when Victor is hurt that Yuuri is rejecting him after the connection he felt they had at the banquet but never brings it up with him. Instead he sits on and stews in it. And likewise for Yuuri, he’s very confused as to why Victor is there at all and is being so forward with him but never asks him why. He just comes to his own conclusions and treats them as the truth until proven otherwise.

On top of them both being used to handling their problems on their own and internalizing their worries, they both also have no experience with deep emotional love relationships. I use the adjectives deep, emotional, and love to describe the relationship because you can have any other combination of those and have it not really touch the depth and type of relationship these two have with each other. They may have had other relationships but none that came close to this level.

(More under the cut, you’re not done yet!)

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anonymous asked:

idk if this has been done but how about mc lyric pranking the rfa+v+saeran? can be sfw or nsfw!

Saeran: Little Did You Know by Alex and Sierra 

You: Little did you know...

Saeran: Don’t tell me you ate my ice cream. 

You: How I’m breaking while you fall asleep, Little did you know… 

Saeran: Muffin, what are you talking about? Tell me, please remember no secrets between us 

You: Im still haunted by the memories…. Little did you know I’m trying to pick myself up piece by piece…

Saeran: Look I know I don’t deserve you okay but please tell me how can I help you because (y/n) you helped me pick up my pieces please babe please let me know how to help you… your scaring me…

You: Underneath it all, I’m held captive by the hole inside, Ive been holding back for the fear that you might change your mind…. 

Saeran: Please.. don’t tell my.. my biggest fear is coming true… please.. noo.. lets talk about this when I get home… please..

You: Im ready to forgive you but forgetting is a harder fight 

Saeran: NO PLEASE NO IM SORRY PLEASE (Y/N) IM SORRY PLEA-

You: COOKIE IM SORRY ITS JUST A SONG I LOVE YOU… I ATE YOUR ICE CREAM IM SORRY… 

Saeran: @$#%! HDFGJQN GD^!*@ 

Jumin: Ego by Beyonce 

You: Aw, baby, how you doing? You know I’m gonna cut right to the chase, huh? Some women were made But me, myself? I like to think that I was created For a special purpose, You know? What’s more special than YOU? You feel me?

Jumin: Continue Kitten

You: It’s on, baby let’s get lost, You don’t need to call in to work ‘cause you’re the boss, For real, want you to show me how you feel, I consider myself lucky, that’s a big deal, Why

You: Well, you got the key to my heart, But you ain’t gonna need it, I’d rather you open up my body, And show me secrets you didn’t know was inside, No need for me to lie

Jumin: Keep going my love, you have my full attention *he exits the limo* 

You: It’s too big, Its too wide, its too strong, it won’t fit, its too much, it’s too tough, You got a big ego, such a huge ego, I Love your big ego..

*you hear the door open and then you felt your back lightly hit the couch* 

*You see jumin licking his lips and suddenly you felt his hot breath tickling your neck* 

Now now my kitten, lets see you stroke *grabs your hand and puts it on his crotch* this ego and lets make it fit shall we? 

Seven: Acquainted by The Weekend 

You: Baby you’re no good, caused they warned me bout your type, got me ducking left and right

Seven: You got that right ;)

You: You got me touchin on your body, to say that were in love is dangerous, but seven I’m glad we’re acquainted 

Seven: Really having my d**k in your mouth means that we are just acquainted.. WE ARE NOT EVEN FRIENDS. I THOUGHT WE WERE DATING. FINE IF YOU DONT APPRECIATE ME.. ILL FIND SOMEONE WHO DOES!! I AM HURT THAT YOU DEGRADED EVERYTHING WE HAVE TOGETHER 

Seven: Oh and if I was you, I would pick a song that we didn’t fuck to :) love you see you in 10 mins!! 

V: Gotta Catch em All - Pokemon Theme Song 

You: I want to be the very best, like no one ever was 

V: Hello my precious angel :) I hope you can accomplish your dreams and be the best in your field! Know I love and support you always! 

You: To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause! 

V:  …… 

You: I will travel across the land, searching far and wide!

V: Teach Pokemon to understand!!!! The power that’s inside!!!! Pokemon, (gotta catch them all) its you and me!!!!!!! I know its my destiny!!!!

You: Pokemon, (gotta catch them all) its you and me, I know its my destiny
Pokemon, oh, you’re my best friend!!!!! In a world we must defend, Pokemon, (gotta catch them all) a heart so true!!!Our courage will pull us through

V: YOU TEACH ME 

YOU: AND I TEACH YOU!! 

V: POKEEMOOONN

YOU: POKEEEMOOOON !! I never would of that the amazing, carefree, would know the Pokemon theme song! I never knew you liked those stuff :

V: I like to be a bit mysterious… it goes with me.. Me and Jumin use to battle each other all the time..We still do…. I started with popplio.. he started with Rowlet… 

You: Dont fuck with my litten.

Yoosung: Burn by Usher 

You:  Its going to burn for me to say this but its coming from my heart 

You: It’s been a long time coming, we da been fall apart 

Yoosung: Baby do you need me to call an ambulance!! ARE YOU AT THE APARTMENT A HEART BURN SOUNDS SERIOUS 

You: I really want to work this out but I don’t think you’re gonna change

Yoosung: Have I done something wrong? :( I know you are out of my league, I hear my classmates whispering how can a pathetic guy like me have someone so beautiful as you :( 

You: I think its best we go our separate ways… 

Yoosung: I always dreamed of this day coming.. first… sally left… then Rika… and now you… I… respect your wishes (y/n).. can you please.. just wait till my last class is over? May I have permission to buy you your favorite flowers and food because if this is going to be my last time seeing you, I want to have a good memory of you….

You: *dies* *guilt* *his heart shattered* *your heart is shattering* YOOSUNG IM SORRY IT WAS A JOKE A LYRIC PRANK IM SORRY!!! YOU KNOW IM IN LOVE WITH YOU!!!! IM SORRRY 

Yoosung: WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH MY HEART WHEN YOU KNOW ITS YOURS *SENDS CRYING EMOJI*

Zen: Pullin me Back by Chingy 

You: Every time I try to leave….something keeps pulling me back, Telling me I need you in my life

Zen: What do you mean ‘leave’. Define it and use it in a sentence. 

You: It was meant to be, You were meant for me, So that means we gotta make it work

Zen: I am legit confused. This is worse than an unpolished script. So you want to break my heart but then you want to make it work. We are talking about this when I get home. Im leaving practice right now. Just look at a picture of me and just remember all the good times we have. Please. 

You: It was all good at first, Spending money, going shopping, Eating at the finest restaurants,And then from club hopping

Zen:  So when you think and see a picture of me, all you think is materialistic things! REALLY! Wow, Jaehee was right about you, you were just using me. I’ll help pack your things when I get to my house. Thanks for breaking my heart. 

You: NO HYUN PLEASE IT WAS JUST A PRANK YOU KNOW I WOULD NEVER DO THAT PLEASE HYUN FUCK BABY PLEASE IM SORRY LOOK UP THE LYRICS AND YOU WILL SEE THAT ITS FROM A SONG AND AND BABY PLEASE 

Zen: *sends winks face selfie* Cute how my acting skills even work on you ;) I love you too baby, don’t ever think about messing with me ;) 

Jaehee: Come and Get It by Selena Gomez 

You: You ain’t gotta worry, its an open invitation 
Jaehee: Did you open my mail? 
You: I’ll be seating right here, real patient, All day all night, I be waiting standby 
Jaehee: Please (y/n) don’t stay up for me, Mr. DickHead has me working over time :( I don’t want you to sacrifice yourself for me :( 
You: Can’t stop because I love it, hate the way I love you, All day, all night, maybe I’m addicted for life, no lie.
Jaehee: You speak beautiful words hehe *3* thank you for making hell more bearable :) 
You: I’m not too shy to show I love you, I got no regrets. I love you much, too much to hide you, this love ain’t finished yet.
Jaehee:  What do you mean show me……. 
You: *sends nude* 
*jaehee in the office* 

Originally posted by kaaatana

mrroar  asked:

Hello! Im a REALLY REALLY old fan of yours i just remembered your old comic "land of lions" i used to be so inspired by it it. Did you ever finish/continue the story after inkblazers/manga magazine closed?? Id would be dope to read it all again.

HI!!!! 

Thanks for reading and enjoying Land of Lions ;o; The fans who enjoyed that.. It means so much to me. I appreciate everyone who likes the work I do for Shadowhunters, I love it! But when someone compliments my original stuff it gets me extra mooshy and happy. Seriously!! 

So I’m happy to tell you that I’ve been working on Land of Lions again. Starting from scratch, I’m remixing it and working it over again with everything I’ve learned and improved over the years! 

There are other projects I need to finish before I can seriously tackle it and post pages (The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel, Reindeer Boy volume 2, Cuckoos Three) but know that I am working on it! I want it to be the VERY BEST!!! I will keep posting concepts in the meantime!! 

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Momma Hale x Derek


“Momma my kits not clean!” Isaac yelled as you tried to sift through the huge pile of paper work that you needed to send to Mr Whittemore that afternoon.

“Momma I have to have a packed lunch for my trip not money!” Erica yelled as she ran past while Liam growled and snapped at the twins.

“Derek!” You sighed franticly but your Alpha was too busy with Boyd.

“Make him stop!” one of the twins hissed while the other shoved Liam who stumbled back into the tv.

“Oh great, idiot!” Erica yelled at him while Isaac started fighting with the twins.

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Overwatch has completely consumed my spare time that I am not otherwise working, sleeping or crafting.

Reaper was the first hero I tried out when I started playing a few weeks ago- but after about an hour or two I swapped out and tried other heroes. Last few days I’ve been wanting to draw OW stuff just haven’t had the time (or been too tired/occupied) to sit down and draw.

I haven’t drawn in white on black in a long time, but I like how this came out.

Devon Adams on paranormal activity/feelings/experiences regarding Columbine and Dylan.

“One of the shooters was a friend of mine

When I was in high school we had a major school shooting my sophomore year [Columbine].One of the shooters was a friend of mine and the sound designer for our theatre. The year after the shooting I was the technical director for the theatre and was the only student with a key to the space. I would go in there just to sit and think or do homework during my off hour. One day I had a really awful day with people just being creeps and went into the theatre to work on some stuff when I heard footsteps on our catwalk. The only access to the catwalk is a door in the outside hallway with only 4 existing keys (I had one, 2 teachers and the janitor had the others). Also, it is a physical impossibility to get on the catwalk without turning on the lights (which you need a key to do – to prevent students from possibly getting up there during shows). It only lasted a minute, so I thought it was my imagination. Then it started again, louder and faster. I called out, and the footsteps stopped. All of a sudden the stage lights blared on (the booth was locked, no one was in it, and the board was off) I called out my friend’s name and the lights turned off, and I didn’t hear anything else.

There was another time when this guy’s ex best friend (Zach Heckler) and I were driving down from the mountains going really fast, when a black BMW like the one this guy used to drive zoomed by us, then pulled in front of us and slowed down, making us slow down as well. No matter what we did we could not pass him, speed up, or see who it was. In about 10 minutes we hit a freak snow storm, and would have spun out if we were going faster. Just after we went thru, there was a 25-car pile up. We didn’t see the BMW after getting thru the storm.
Freaky weird. And true. And stuff like that kept happening.” -Devon Adams.

Homemade Bath Bombs

So what are bath bombs? Every time I walked into stores like LUSH i would be amazed at the variety they had and the beautiful scents. I have only bought one bath bomb from there, simply because they cost about $5-7! Insane. I mean they are wonderful but 6 $ for one bath, its pretty steep. So I started doing some research to see how I could make my own. I love taking baths but 6$ a bomb was just not gonna happen, and sometimes you do need some of that fun fizzy stuff. 

I found a basic recipe and it seemed that I had everything I needed except for citric acid. I bought this bag on Amazon and have also found other uses for it around the house (like switching for that shining powder for the dishwasher, it works the same!). It was 17 bucks, but I mean I could probably make close to 120 bath bombs if I wanted to. So I definitely think it was worth it.

This recipe is super easy to do and I had my girlfriends over for a little bath bomb tutorial. I was so fun! We all brought our own flowers and made our own mixes. Some of them even got more creative than me and mixed colors. Beautiful!


This was my first time attempting these and I’m sure I will only get better at them. This time we only used the essential oils I had on hand which were Orange, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. So good! Maybe I’ll invest in some of those cool globe shaped molds, not too sure though. Anyway let’s get started!

Here is what you will need!

A large bowl

1 cup of Baking soda (Buy it in bulk at Costco if you can!)

½ cup of citric acid

½ cup of corn starch (not pictured, oops!)

½ cup of Epsom Salts (I used unscented but I’m sure scented would be fine as well)

1 tablespoon of almond oil (you can also use jojoba oil or coconut)

Any bath bomb mold (I used my cupcake molds, you can also use easter eggs, or use those nice globe molds if you have em!)

A spray bottle with water

Any essential oils you like!

A cookie sheet with a kitchen towel laid on top, and piece of parchment paper on top of that *OPTIONAL*

food coloring *OPTIONAL*

Flowers *OPTIONAL*

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In the large bowl pour the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts and mix gently with your hands, a fork, or even a whisk. Do this carefully and slowly, if you’re trying to avoid a big powdery mess.

2. Add your essential oils. I added 12 drops of lavender essential oil and 8 drops of eucalyptus. For this amount of mix, you want to stick to about 20-25 drops of oil. I”ll talk about some good scent mixes in another post! So look out for that! 

3. OPTIONAL! If you are adding food coloring, make sure you do it a few drops at a time. I added about 10 drops of green and 5 drops of blue but it can be different for you. When you add the drops add them in separate spots so that too much of the citric acid won’t start reacting. At this point you will start to see some fizzing, but don’t worry, just start mixing it all up.

4. Once you have reached the desired color, you will start to add the water from the spray bottle. Add one spray at a time, mix all the way through, and then add more. You want to reach a wet sand consistency, and it should hold its shape when you squeeze it together.

5.Grab your mold and start packing in your mix, if you are using flowers you can put them at the very bottom of the cupcake tin and then pack in the mix as tight as you can. Here’s my friend Kayla packing it in!

6. Let the bath bomb set in the tins for 10 minutes.

7. Slowly turn the mold over and gently tap it against the table to release the bath bombs. After all of them are out you can let them set for 1-2 days (depends on how much water you added). If you’re impatient, like me, you can heat your oven to 200 degrees. Once it reaches temperature, turn it off and place your bath bombs on that cookie sheet with the towel and parchment paper. Leave them in the oven for about 4 hours! don’t open it or reheat it just let it be.

That’s it!!! If you do not use the oven, you can leave them out for a couple days and you can use them when they are dry! 

No more spending tons of money for bath bombs! Super easy to make and you’ll love them!

BTS | Their 6 Month Old Falls Asleep In One Of Their Hoodies

Anonymous said:

Could I have a BTS reaction to their 6 month old falling asleep in one of their hoodies


Y/S/N Your Son’s Name
Y/D/N Your Daughter’s Name

Jin:
While playing with your son he had gotten warm in his hoodie so he took it off, casting it off to the side so that he could continue to play with him. Your son however, had different plans. He crawled over to the hoodie and threw it around and played with the sleeve before finally just throwing himself down on top of it and closing his eyes.

“You are such a little dork,” he said smiling as he watched him slowly fall asleep, “But boy are you a cute little dork.”

Originally posted by allforbts

Suga/Yoongi:
He may have been an idol, but he was first and foremost a father. So when you had to go visit your mother who was sick and you really didn’t want to take your daughter due to that fact, he immediately spoke up with a “I can watch her, everything will be fine”. As apprehensive as you were, you of course trusted Yoongi and knew he could handle her and if he really did need help he would call or ask  for help.

When crying filled the studio where Yoongi had been working on the music for their BTS’s new song he immediately jumped to his feet and walked over to the playpen that your daughter had been sleeping in. “You just ate and had a diaper change…you’re just being a fussy girl now,” he said, picking her up and patting her back, “Shh shh shh shh, daddy’s gotcha.” 

After a while she started to quiet down and he got an idea. He decided to wrap her up in his hoodie before he laid her back in her playpen, her falling asleep snuggled into the hoodie. “Such a daddy’s girl.”

Originally posted by coffeewithbts

J-Hope/Hoseok:
To Hoseok, everything you daughter did was the most adorable thing in the world. She just breathed and it was adorable. So when he heard the tiny (and yes adorable) snores that he normally heard from your daughter when she slept he immediatly looked over finding her asleep on her play blanket. He also noticed that she had one of his hoodies pulled close to her and she was snuggling into it.

“How are you even real my sweet little angel?” he questioned, looking at her. 

“Did you say something, Hoseok?” you questioned walking in from the kitchen, “Oh your hoodie I’ll-.”

“No…leave it,” he said, “She wants it so it’s hers.”

Originally posted by nycbtslover

Rap Monster/Namjoon:
“Y/N…Y/N come look at this!” Namjoon whispered loudly.

“Namjoon what is-,”

“Shhhh!” he whispered stopping you from talking, “Look.”

He pointed over on the floor where your son had bundled himself up in Namjoon’s hoodie which had been sitting on the couch. The six month old had recently learned the magic of crawling and it opened a whole new world for him.

Including apparently stealing his father’s hoodie to nap in. Not that that was really surprising; it wasn’t rare for Namjoon to wrap Y/S/N up in one and just carry him around in it. So the fact that he recognized the discarded hoodie was a normal fact.

“I don’t think I’m ever gonna get that hoodie back,” he said with a smile.

Originally posted by wreckitrapmon

Jimin:
Jimin hated the fact that he had to leave so soon after you had the baby. Not only did that mean not being able to help you at home but it also meant less time with his daughter. He had spent as much time as he could with her those first three months, it was hard since he was getting ready for the comeback tour and having to leave did not sit well with him

During his tours you tried not to call during the day unless something was wrong so when his phone rang for a video call early in the afternoon he quickly picked up. “Y/N? Is everything okay?”

“Everything’s fine Jimin…but you have to see this…” you whispered, “I was having a hard time getting Y/D/N settled down and I decided to try something.” You went over to Y/D/N’s crib so he could see her, now sleeping soundly wrapped up in his hoodie.

He stared at the screen slightly shocked. “That’s my hoodie.”

“All she needed was to feel like her daddy was here and she fell right asleep,” you said, “She knows her her dad is Jimin and she misses you.”

“Don’t say stuff like that Y/N….now I want to come home even more…”

Originally posted by chimneytaels

V/Taehyung:
“You’re…you’re leaving me alone with him…for how long?” Tae questioned, completely terrified by what you had just said.

“Four hours, I have to go to work and attend a meeting and some other things that I can’t do from home…you’ll be fine,” you assured him.

“I just-,” he started.

“You can do this Tae,” you said before heading out the door.

Shocked, he just stood there for a moment before turning and looking at Y/S/N who was playing with his music maker box. “It’s just you and me kid.” Y/S/N looked up at Tae and stared at him momentarily before suddenly bursting into tears. “Y/N is right…you do like to complain like me.”

It took quite a while to finally figure out what he wanted. No smelly diaper and rejection of the bottle…but he stared tugging at his hoodie and Tae got the message, setting him in his playpen before taking off his hoodie and laying it over him, immediatly causing him to calm down.

“How are you so cute and such a little devil at the same time?”

Look who’s talking

Originally posted by jeonthegreat

Jungkook: 
He may be the maknae but he is the golden maknae. As such he does everything he can to prove himself as a top notch dad. He read all the baby books, he never missed a prenatal or postnatal appointment (if possible), and he’s even become very crafty if the world of DIY.

So if you see a young dad, with a baby sling that looks like it is/used to be a hoodie. That’s cause it is/was a hoodie. He noticed a pattern of his little girl liking to snuggle into his hoodies and loving to be wrapped in them. So he took to the internet and found a DIY.

“Did you really just-,” you started, not really believing what you were seeing.

“Yes…yes I did,” he stated proudly, “Isn’t she adorable?”

So if you see a proud looking dad on the cover of any gossip magazines with his baby wrapped up in a hooding sling, sleeping close to his chest…that’s just Jungkook.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

xxBTS-Masterlistxx

So I have started a discord server for D&D stuff.

It’s still a work in progress in some ways and I’ll be always waning to improve it, but at this point it is up and functioning and has members. But we need more members to make it better.

The server is a place for D&D and other table-top games. Whether that be just talking about the game, new players looking for a starting point, workshopping ideas for character or campaign ideas, or for actually playing D&D. I never would have thought to use a voice chat program for actually playing, but someone I follow turned me on to that idea and I love good ideas.

A small bit about myself, I started playing D&D 14 years and two editions ago. I mostly play 5e now. I’m a white straight midwestern male (he/him), and most of my groups have been other straight white midwestern people. A big part of my interest in doing this is expanding my own horizons by playing with people who have had much different life experiences than me. I’m also 29, so I would prefer to limit this to people over 18 for what I hope are obvious reasons.

I want to make it a safe space for everyone, so I want to welcome all genders, races, orientations, etc. That being my primary goal, I also want to welcome all playstyles as well. If you’re new to the game but follow any of the wonderful D&D podcasts out there, we would love to have you. If you’ve been playing for years but don’t have a group anymore, hit me up. If you want a goofy, laid back, rules light game, the door is open. If you like dark, gritty, high lethality games, you’re welcome to come see if anyone else likes those kinds of games. If you like role playing, but your favorite system is something lesser known, you’re invited. I can’t say everyone will jump at the chance to play Shadowrun or GURPS, but you’re still welcome to come and join us. Maybe someone has never played or even heard of those and maybe they will be interested.

My main rule is don’t be a dick. It’s all about respect. Don’t condescend to people new to the hobby if you have been at it for decades. Don’t tell people your favorite system or setting is better than theirs. Obviously don’t be mysoginistic, homo-, bi-, trans-phobic, etc.

If anyone is interested, send me a message. I’d like to get to know people a little before I let them join so I have a good idea of who you are, what experience you have, what kind of games you like, and what you are most interested in by being a member of our server. Whether that be finding your first game, sharing stories of past games, or just having a sounding board for your character or campaign. And feel free to ask me questions as well.

There’s a whole wide world of table-top gaming out there and I say the more the merrier.

Warm Me Up part 1

College wasn’t nearly as terrifying as people made it seem. It wasn’t much of a change. At least not for Will. Being independent wasn’t that different from how it was back home. His mom worked all day and he watched his sister while she did, which meant he had to learn to cook and clean and help her with homework while managing his own.

He’d looked forward to college. To being able to be his age instead of a fatherly brother. What he hadn’t looked forward to were the awkward friendless days and lack of transportation or money. He would forget to eat sometimes, but he didn’t want to make food in bulk like he always did because he was on his own. He had no one to share with.

It wasn’t too bad. He was good at socializing, at talking to people he met in the café or on his way to class or in class. They were just never official friends. They weren’t people Will saw himself hanging out with off campus, or people he found himself taking up to his dorm to watch a movie or play a game.

His campus was relatively small. A college that was hard to get into but not very well known. He saw a lot of familiar faces, but none of them had names in his mind.

As he walked with his head bent over his phone, someone rammed into him at a corner. “Oh s-” He stopped when a pair of hands pushed him back and looked up to see a dark haired guy scowling at him through a grunt of annoyance. “S-sorry,” Will muttered.

The guy gave him half an eyeroll and walked away. Will felt his cheeks flare with embarrassment and anger. He shut his eyes and took a breath and kept walking. As he walked into class, a guy he usually sat beside turned to him excitedly.

“Dude!” he exclaimed, taking Will by surprise because he hardly ever initiated conversation if not for a partner discussion. “Listen, the café is having an open mic night and me and buddy are performing. I wanted to know if you’d come to, you know show support.”

“Oh. Sure what time?” he answered.

“Seven. It goes on until nine, but you don’t have to stay the whole time.” Will nodded and jotted it down on his hand. “Thanks, man.”

“Yeah, no problem.” He smiled and turned his attention to the professor as class started.

Will figured it’d be fun to hear people sing and play their instruments at this thing, so he was actually looking forward to it. He was looking forward to it so much, he got there half an hour early and found himself seated near the front, reading a book as he waited.

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Also my last ever Vinesauce fanart. Sorry if you followed me for that, but some comments Vinny made last stream just put a damper on my wanting to take time to make fanart. I was gonna cut back anyway, but it’s just stopping. Sorry.

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anonymous asked:

Breath of the Wild has made me think a lot about emergent game design - particularly how several of it's mechanics such as weapon degradation and stamina, while iffy ideas on paper, kind of facilitate a sort of variance in challenge that would be necessary for players to be able to go and do whatever they want in an organic open world and feel rewarded. Do developers often think about having to add even the most minor elements that can be seen as "negative" to bring about a better experience?

Sure. We do it all the time. In fact, in a lot of games, drawbacks and negative elements are an excellent way to add texture to a play experience because they force the player to make decisions. In Breath of the Wild, there’s a whole world of ingredients, recipes, and items out there for players to find and use. However, encouraging players to use these items is the tricky part. 

What we usually want is for players to weigh options where they don’t always have a clear-cut solution. Breath of the Wild’s item degradation system does this - you can either use the item now for a temporary advantage, or hoard it for later. And, because players regularly get pretty awesome items, it behooves them to try them out and use them… at least a little. The hard part is encouraging players to do this without making it feel bad. They do this by making inventory space limited, thus encouraging you to use up your items in order to keep collecting and crafting new stuff. When it comes to games, I (like many) fall under the item hoarder side of things. I always want to keep the useful items I find in reserve “just in case”, and typically end up with an inventory full of potions, elixirs, revives, one-time stat boosts, and other consumable items at the end of the game because I just might find something better to use it on later. If I don’t use it now, I retain the possibility of using it in the future “when I really need it”.

This is a known psychological effect called “loss aversion”. The human brain is genetically wired towards loss aversion - humans hate to lose stuff they had more than they getting more stuff. Psychological experiments have shown this effect - people would much rather reduce their chance at loss than take a gamble that has a much higher chance of benefit.  There’s more than one element at work here - first, you’ve got all these things out there to pick up and try, and second, you can’t hoard them permanently so the subconscious loss-aversion parts of the human brain kicks in and says “Well, if you can’t save it, you’d better use it up so you don’t waste it.”

Because your animal subconscious says “I’d better use this because it’s the least interesting thing I have right now that I might need later”, you use it. You experiment it. And then you start having some fun with the experimentation, and you start thinking about other ways you can use your stuff. After all, if the metal sword can be used to conduct electricity in addition to stabbing things, maybe you can solve this puzzle in a different way…

That’s where a lot of the fun in BotW comes from. You find a lot of different toys to play with and some psychological encouragement to use it up to make room for more, and suddenly you have to make a bunch of interesting decisions on whether it’s worth using the last few charges of your thing to get to that island in the middle of the lake over there. Making decisions is interesting for a player only if they have to make a judgement on the results. In the case of Breath of the Wild, it comes to a question of “This item is really cool, but maybe I can get something else over there that’s even cooler”. By removing the option of getting both this item and that one from the player, it turns a trivial solution into a lot of interesting ones.


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Reader x Tyler

“You’re going to be my date right (Y/N)?” Tyler asked and you nodded.

“Matt, are you going?” You asked, ignoring Tyler showboating in front of the other people that had gathered around him.

“I don’t know I have work.” He admitted and you pouted.

“Well I could always sneak in and help, like when the other bartender called in sick.” You offered and he shook his head.

“Unfortunately, as amazing a bartender you are, I’d get fired for letting you work unemployed, also they’d hire you to replace me.” He chuckled when you grinned.

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Say Goodbye (pt. 3)

“Let me out ya green freak!” Sean struggles against the restraints in the void where Anti has imprisoned him. “Anti! Let me out! We had a deal!”

Anti appears in the void not far away, tiptoeing around Sean with a grin on his face. “Deals are made to be broken, Jackaboy, and now I have everything I’ve ever wanted!” Anti snickers. “And you have nothing. How does it feel?”

Sean tries to reach for Anti but the glitch lingers just beyond his reach. “What have you done with Signe? Where is she?”

“Oh, Wooshie? She’s fine, doesn’t notice a thing,” Anti teases. “Odd that she can’t tell when her own boyfriend has been switched out fer another. Dontcha think that’s odd, Sean?” He takes a swipe at Sean and barely slices into the skin of Sean’s cheek with his knife. “Yer precious fans haven’t seemed to notice the difference either. What a shame.”

Sean feels a sense of dread flood his stomach. He’d thought that Signe of all people would’ve realized right away that something was different, or maybe that the fans would see it wasn’t really him anymore. But it seems that no one even misses him. They all want Anti, whether they know it or not. Sean shakes his head. “No, they’ll find out. Eventually, you’ll slip up!”

Anti shrugs. “Maybe, but until then, I wanna have some fun. Can ya blame me?” He disappears out of the void, and Sean doubles over in defeat.

 

Anti wanders around the little place that he and Signe share, checking inside drawers and behind doors. He’s never paid much attention to where everything is before, and now, he’s almost completely lost trying to get what he needs. From time to time, Signe will catch him snooping around and will raise a questioning eyebrow, but she doesn’t seem to suspect anything yet.

“Dark, what am I going to do? She keeps talking about stuff I know nothing about!” he texts the other figment one day.

“You should’ve paid more attention to her before you decided to start piloting her boyfriend, you idiot,” Dark texts back, tossing his phone aside and going back to work. He’s done dealing with this glitch’s problems.

Anti taps the phone nervously and decides to go record, which is a lot more difficult now that he doesn’t have Sean around to work the equipment. And this Robin person keeps calling and asking about edits, and Anti just really wants to murder something every time he messes up that ridiculous intro.

“Wapish! TOP O’ THE MORNIN’ TO YA LADDIES!” Anti screams for the fiftieth time, and the rage is real. Can’t use that one, Sean teases.

It’s not until Signe corners him at breakfast one day that Anti truly freaks out. She wraps her arms around his neck and shoulders and nuzzles into him gently. “Hey, Seanie.”

Anti feels every hair across Sean’s entire body stand on end as Signe twists her fingers through Sean’s hair and presses a kiss to his temple. “You’ve been so on edge lately…” She hums into his ear, and Anti almost screams. “Why don’t you let me help you relax a little?”

Anti can’t stand it anymore. He jumps up from the table, backing away from Signe and holds his hands up like he’s ready to fight her. Signe crosses her arms over her chest, and she isn’t at all surprised. “So, you finally broke, did you? I thought for sure when I hid all of your shoes that you’d crack.”

Anti’s jaw drops open in surprise as he realizes that Signe has, in fact, known all along. “No way…”

“Sean was right, there is someone else in his head.” Signe’s eyes turn sharp as daggers. “What have you done with him?”

Sean, deep inside his mind, jumps up with a cheer. “You get him, Woosh! That’s my girlfriend!”

Anti blushes deeply, glitching around nervously and backing farther and farther away from the young woman with the burning glare. “Uh—I…” Anti releases his hold on Sean and disappears deep into his own void where the other man can’t reach him.

Sean stumbles a bit to keep his body standing and laughs as he wiggles his fingers again. “’m back!” He rushes to Signe, picking her up at the waist and spinning her around once. “You knew it wasn’t me the whole time!” Signe takes a fork and pokes Sean in the arm, and he jumps away from her. “Hey, quit that! It’s me!”

Signe smiles brightly and brandishes her fork. “Just had to make sure. Now, let’s get down to business, shall we? How do we get the glitch his own body?”

anonymous asked:

I am so grateful for your fan art, especially of Harry. It seems like 99% of the other HP fan artists are just copying each other and drawing Harry as desi with a man bun and a beard and a scar that covers his entire face. And you just keep on sticking to your own vision. THANK YOU for not being a suck up sheep like the others. You're the best fan artist in HP at the moment and your vision of Harry is beautiful and perfect. He actually looks like Harry, not some weird fanon invention.

I am so grateful for this little kitten. It seems like 99% of the other kittens are just black and fluffy and with long tails. And you seem to like your kitten - orange, with short fur and thick tail. Thank you for not being a suck up sheep like others and sticking to your favourite ginger kitten because I like ginger kittens too. The ginger kitten is the only real kitten, the rest are just fake breeds…

Mate, I’m glad you like my Harry but please, don’t say other artists are bad because they like and create something different. I’m sticking to that old (rather canon) image of Harry in my head, yes, I like it very much, but for the love of God, don’t slate creators for their imagination! It doesn’t hurt anyone that they see Harry as desi (I drew Harry as desi a few times myself fyi) with a big scar. You’re totally free to like or dislike whatever you want too, just don’t think your opinions are the only existing ones.
Ginger kitten isn’t superior, and there are definitely more kittens than just black and ginger ones. If you like my Harry, that’s awesome, if you don’t like different depictions of him, that’s fine, just don’t be an arse about it :) We all find inspiration in other people’s works, we don’t live in a vacuum. Some ideas get more attention, are liked better and get more popular, some not. When people can’t find what they like they start to create the content they’re looking for by themselves. And that’s great! Let’s be excited about stuff we like, no need to be bitter about things other people are happy about :)

EXO Reacts To Someone Saying Racist To You

A/N: I only included 4 of the boys in this part because I feel that it is going to be super longgg. SO! Look forward to pt.2 and 3 maybe… I ranted in these.


Originally posted by dailyexo

D.O:

He walked into the dressin room where you’d be practicing for your performance when he heard your makeup artist making fun of your skin tone.

“First off, that was incredibly rude to say about someone you work for, also really fucking stupid. She may be darker than you but who is the one working for the other? Pack your kit, you’re not needed here anymore.” He glared at her as she started rushing to pack her stuff. 

When she was leaving he stopped her and added “Before you find a job do yourself a favor and learn some manners.”


Originally posted by dazzlingkai

Chanyeol:

You had texted Channie earlier telling him to come to your dance room. He was taking too long so you decided to start practicing your dancing.

Your manager had walked in and started watching you, you heard sighs and annoyed groans coming from your manager so you stopped the music and asked what was wrong.

He glared at you and proceeded to call you racial slurs, telling you how you weren’t good enough to be apart of a Kpop girl group, how you needed to quit before he made you.

You went to reply but before you could you heard Channie’s voice come into the room.

“Excuse me but who the fuck are you to say anything like that to her? You have no right to speak to anyone like that!” He yelled, stepping in between you and your manager. 

Your manager bowed and kept uttering apologies to Channie. 

“Don’t apologize to me, you should apologize to her.” Channie said giving a slight glance over his shoulder.

Your manager looked in your direction and spit. 

You were pushed backwards by Channie as he punched your manager.

“Channie stop!” You yelled, grabbing at his arm.

“Stay back Y/n!” Channie screamed as he kept hitting the manager. 

He finally got off of him but not before uttering one last response “Learn some respect.”

Originally posted by thatsbeautifulsoul

Lay:

 You were accepting your very first Chinese Award when the people who presented the award to you suddenly stopped and told you, “You should not have this award. There are plenty of native Chinese artist that deserve this award more than you do.”

You were so dumbfounded at the fact that someone could do something to cruel to you. 

Lay walked up on the stage and wrapped his arm around you, slightly pulling you behind him. 

“I do not appreciate you speaking that way to her. She won fair and square. Please apologize.” Lay said sternly to the older men,

They looked at you and bowed, muttering a quick apology. 

Lay looked at you and gave you a kiss on the nose, “Good job baobei!”

Originally posted by subaek

Suho:

Your 3 year old daughter ran around the playground with the other kids while you sat and watched, waiting for your husband to return with the hot chocolate he promised his daughter.

“Excuse me. is that your daughter?” An older woman pointed at your little girl.

“Yes, why?” You questioned.

“Well I was just wondering why you’re letting her play with our kids.”

You raised your eyebrows at the woman, “Excuse me?”

The woman looked at you and started laughing, “I mean she’s not even Korean.”

You laughed and stood up from the bench, “ Firstly, who the hell do you think you are? Secondly. how dare you try to separate children based on race, you got mine fucked up. They are children for fucks sake and it’s people like you who create stereotypes and embed hatred into them!”

The woman raised her hand to hit you when you saw a hand stop her.

Suho glared at the woman, “ My daughter doesn’t have to have two Korean parents to be Korean. You are so simple minded and it disgusts me. Stop being so damn ignorant and open your eyes.” He said before letting go of her hand and pulling you away from her, towards your daughter.

Loth-cat giveaway

Want one of these cuties? Here’s your chance. Keep reading to find out how you can win a crocheted plush loth-cat.
The giveaway closes on October 1, 2017.
Because there seems to be confusion: there are TWO categories, and only ONE of them requires you to be Canadian.

What’s the prize?

One of these things.

Hand-made, acrylic yarn exterior, polyester fill. You can see some more pictures, a different plushie but the same pattern, here.

There’s two categories, and one winner in each category.

What are the categories?

“Content creator for the SWR fandom”, and “Canadian SWR fan” (because I’m Canadian and shipping is easier within the country).
You can enter if you’re not Canadian, so long as you’re a content creator.
For these purposes, you’re a “content creator” if you draw fanart, write fic, do cosplay, write meta, add text posts to screenshots, take pictures of Lego!Kanan and Lego!Hera…. Basically, anyone who contributes to the SWR fandom by making stuff for other fans to enjoy. You’re awesome.
Do you feel like your stuff “isn’t good enough”? It doesn’t matter. It still counts.

How does one enter the giveaway?

Reblog this post, and say what category you’re part of. If you’re Canadian, say what province you’re in. If you’re a content creator, provide a link to the stuff you do.
If you’re Canadian AND a content creator, you’ll get entered in both categories. (You can only win once though, to make it fair.) That’s the maximum number of entries anyone can get, one in each category. Reblogging multiple times, will NOT improve your chances. It won’t hurt your chances either; there’s just no reason to do it, unless you suddenly get a lot of followers, and want them to see it.
You do NOT need to be following my blog. I mean, it’s fine if you want you, and I think I post or reblog pretty cool stuff, but it’s also fine if you don’t want to. 
You have to reblog this post, and say which category you’re entering, to be considered for the giveaway.

How will the winners be chosen?

The giveaway closes on Sunday, October 1, at noon my time (EST). I’ll take all the entries for each category, and select one using a random number generator.
Winners will be contacted by direct message on here, so make sure you allow that. (If you don’t respond by Tuesday afternoon, I’ll select another winner.) I will need a mailing address from you if you win, unless you can get to my city in southern Ontario to get it in person.
As for how long it will take to receive your loth-cat, that depends on the postal system, and where you live. For Canadians it would be a few days; anywhere else in the world, up to maybe three weeks, I’ll be able to give you a better estimate once I know where I’m shipping it to.

Is there another way to get one of these loth-cats?

Possibly. I might start taking commissions, but there are still a bunch of things I’d need to work out first, and I also have schoolwork, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to say anything for definite.

More points that I wanted to add

  • It’s okay to reblog this post if you aren’t eligible for the giveaway; I’d just appreciate it if you say so on your reblog.
  • Pretty much anything that you post as SWR stuff, would count as “content creator”. If you’re not sure, link it anyways, won’t do any harm.

Any other questions?

Check this original post – I’ll edit it with anything I need to add – and if you don’t find your answer there, send me an ask.

Good luck!

kerryquartz  asked:

Any tips for a beginner writer?

Here’s a bunch of random advice that I’ve been given or learned over the years:

Train Your Brain - Write Every Day
This one is so so sososo important. If you want to be a writer, you absolutely need to train yourself to write every day - It’s the only way to get better. You need to make it part of your routine, and part of your life. Set aside a little time, even just 30 minutes, and make that your Writing Time every single day. For me, it’s the first 2 hours right after I wake up. I get up, I make coffee, I sit by my window that looks out at my garden, and I type or scribble away for 2 hours. No surfing the internet, no getting distracted… that’s my writing time. By setting these sorts of habitual patterns you’ll train your brain to be creative on your command.

Finding your “voice”
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a novel or an episode of a scifi TV show, great writing always has something personal in there from the writer; some nugget of emotion and truth that makes it sing. It doesn’t matter how cool your story is, how complicated or interesting your characters are, if you’re not finding inspiration in your own life and putting Yourself in there it’s gonna fall flat. This one took me a surprisingly long time to learn. Which leads me to…

“Write what you know” doesn’t just mean “Write about your life”
I used to think that “Write what you know” was lame advice that meant people should only write about their own lives and experiences… and that’s pretty boring, right? The thing it took me ages and ages to figure out was that it meant “Take what you’ve learned about emotions, relationships, friendships, and living from your own life, and apply that to your stories.” So even if I live alone in the middle of nowhere with no friends (hello, 2013) I can use that experience to, say, write a story about an astronaut on a space station.

Make your characters sound different from each other
There’s nothing worse than reading something where all the characters’ voices sound exactly the same. Whenever I write a new character I always, always try to have someone’s voice in mind for them - Could be an actor, a friend, a family member, someone I heard on a train… But as I write that character I imagine that person’s voice saying the words and what they would say; it helps inform sentence structure, vocabulary, verbal tics. It helps keep the dialogue feeling real and unique from other characters’ dialogue. The whole process is kind of like being an actor except entirely in your head and on the page. To help build up a “database” of voices, I spend a lot of time studying people’s speech patterns and voices out and about in the world. I’ll be at a restaurant or in a store and hear someone say something in a unique way, or with a great accent, and I’ll write it down in my notebook for later. Speaking of which…

Keep a notebook (or at least a note on your phone) for ideas
Now admittedly I’m a bit of a notebook fiend (I go through 3-5 of those Moleskine notebooks a year) but I really think they are one of the best weapons a writer can have in their arsenal. Anytime you have any scrap of an idea, whip out your notebook (or, sigh, your phone) and jot it down. It could be a single idea for a joke, it could be a great line of dialogue, it could be a character or location you want to use… write it down. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve found solutions by just flipping through a notebook and spotting something that I forgot I wrote down.

Analyze your favorite writing
Make sure to spend time thinking about the writing that inspires you and gets you jazzed - Why do you like it? What are the common elements? Do you think you’d be able to write something like that? That sort of academic work will pay off in the long run, trust me.

“No one will read this…”
…And that’s okay! You need to remind yourself when you’re first starting out that no one may read what you’re writing - But don’t let that discourage you! I have a whole drawer (okay, a Dropbox folder) full of scripts that no one else has ever read. And they’re mostly garbage! But I learned lots of stuff from writing them. Remember that, at first, you should be writing just for the joy of doing it, rather than looking for praise from other people. I find that lots of young writers spend more time thinking about the end results rather than actually doing the work - So stop thinking about ways you’ll “troll your fans” and focus on actually writing, ya sillyhead!

Happy trails, and don’t forget to write!

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I’m starting school so I can only do a few at a time but I’m also in need of extra $$ to afford bills, so! Commission time!!
If you are interested please send me an message or shoot me an ask! I won’t do NSFW stuff (within reason, again send me a message if you are curious). I’m up for most other things.
Detailed zentangle designs take a long time so also have a timeline in mind! The timeline might be extended if school and work pile up rip @ me. Thank you for reading!