i really will print it out

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I thought pride month would be a good time to finally post some prints I did! Especially since I’ve been using the last one as my icon forever. This is a series I did like three years ago for a printmaking class (linoleum reduction).

My Professor said it was too kitschy because there was a rainbow and gave me a B-, but I still really like it! 

❤️💛💚💙💜

anonymous asked:

aww thank you so much sweetie for taking my request but first of all i hope you the best with your camp make sure to have fun , mm i dont know lately thank to @akeemi-art in bnha fandom i had been to much in future AU and i would really really love to know how you think andrew will propose to akko to marry him ! and how he will make his father accept her in the family , if you could write it i may even print it and stick it to the wall because it will make me so happyy thank you so much ^u^ / <3

This ended up longer than I thought it would.


 “Diana, would you please give our guests a tour of the new facilities we’ve added?”

“Yes, of course, headmistress.”

Akko and Andrew followed her as she guided them out of the party. A banquet was being held at Luna Nova that day, and Akko was visiting as an Alum. 3 years had passed since she graduated: three years she spent performing magic for kids around the country, and sometimes even around the globe. She had just finished performing her most recent act to the joy of… some of Luna Nova. It really was aimed at a younger audience, but many could still find enjoyment in it. It helped that she was accompanied by her incredibly talented boyfriend on piano. It would’ve also helped if all the students who weren’t paying attention to her show decided NOT to oggle him, but it was great to have his beautiful music to perform to.

They were walking besides one of the school’s courtyards when Diana stopped.

“There are preparations that need to be made to where we are heading. Please wait here for the time being.”

“Waaaaaah?” Akko whined. “Why didn’t you get them done before we got here.

“I’m afraid there’s nothing anyone could’ve done, Akko. Now, excuse me, I’ll be back shortly,” Diana said. Akko could’ve sworn she and Andrew shared a look.

Akko leaned against the wall with a loud sigh. “Man, talk about inconvenient, right Andrew?” 

Andrew stared out into the courtyard, smiling. “I dunno, I think it’s kind of nice. After all, this was the place we met, wasn’t it? In fact, I believe that was the very corner I found you in,” he said, pointing to where Akko was leaning.

Akko leaped up from her spot. “Hey, you’re right! Man, it’s been so long, hasn’t it? Hey, remember how I had bunny ears then? And I accidentally gave you donkey ears.” Akko waved her wand. “Metamorphie, Faciesse!” Akko chuckled a bit as animal ears popped up on their heads. Andrew felt his ears gently, a nostalgic smile on his face. “I was hiding over here…” Akko hid behind the outcropping in the wall.

“And I found you over here.” Andrew walked in front of the outcropping. Akko playfully shot her head out of hiding. She walked up to him as they laughed. 

“I remember getting angry, but I instantly shut up when I saw how handsome you were,” Akko teased him, poking him on the nose. 

“And I remember thinking about how you were rather cute with those rabbit ears.”

“Freak.”

Andrew winced a bit at this, which made Akko laugh even more. “We argued a bit,” Akko continued, “but you never seemed to disrespect me for it for disagreeing with you. That was… nice. That didn’t always happen for me back then. Actually, it doesn’t always happen now. You were a gentleman, and man, you were really cool back then. I used to get flustered at night thinking you hot you were as you jumped off Arcas and then smiled at me like that.“ Andrew was embarrassed by what she said, but he always got happy when the girl he always admired so much would praise him like this.

“You know, this courtyard hasn’t changed much since then,” Andrew changed the subject, his face a bit red. 

“Yeah, I guess it’s the same school, after all.”

“It’s got the same stone path, the statue, the same blue lamps, the same string quartet-”

“The same what now?”

“What, that wasn’t here last time?” Andrew asked smugly, pointing at the opposite side of the courtyard. 4 musicians came out from behind pillars, carrying instruments.

“Andrew, what’s going-” Akko stopped talking when Andrew suddenly grabbed her hands. She turned to face him, and he looked her deep in the eyes. The quartet began playing.

“Akko, ever since the day I met you, you’ve amazed me time and time again. Every moment I spend with you brightens my day, and being by your side and learning from you has made me twice the man I would’ve been. I’ve never met a woman as dazzling, as driven, as inspiring, as fun, as genuine, or as cute. You truly are bewitching.”

Akko saw Andrew reach into his pocket and get down on one knee. “Oh my god,” she gasped, bringing her hands to her mouth.

“Consider myself under your spell.” Andrew presented a ring to her.

“Yes,” Akko responded, beginning to cry a bit.

“I didn’t even get to ask it yet.”

“Yes.”

“Akko Kagari,”

“Yes.”

“Will you marry me?”

“Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!” Akko chanted enthusiastically, eyes closed and hopping up and down. Andrew struggled a bit to put the ring on her as she was moved around, but he got it on. 

Akko inspected her ring, absolutely giddy. After she was done, she, without warning, leaped on Andrew and wrapped herself around him, taking him down to the ground. When they landed, Akko’s face was right in front of his. He blushed a bit.

“I love you,” they both said, in unison. Akko brushed her hand across Andrews cheek, and brought her lips closer to his.

“Ummmmmm, do either of you know where Ms Finneran’s office is?” They both looked up to see a student in front of them, red as a beat. A long silence followed, as each of the string players, one by one, succumbed to the atmosphere and ceased playing.“I, uh, sorry, I don’t want to interrupt, but uh, I really… sorry-”

“Did you get here by taking a left?” Akko asked.

“Uh…. yeah….”

“You want to take a right, instead. It’s on your left.”

“Th-thank you!” she stammered, running away from them frantically. 

“…You want to get out of here?” Andrew asked Akko after the student ran away.

“Yeah.”

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Got my Mimorin playing cards in the other day so here’s some pics! I had to get them for my playing card collection when I found out they existed. 

The plastic case was a nice surprise, I was expecting just a standard box. It’s a good quality case, but the card sleeve feels like it’d get scuffed easily putting it back on. 

The cards themselves are really high quality, they’re not plastic but they’re made from a good stock. Didn’t find any print defects either and they slide perfectly. JQK have unique photos, the number cards and Aces have stylised suits on that look nice in their own right. 

I’ll have to think about how I want to display these, the focus is obviously on the face cards but the stylised number cards are too nice to leave out entirely.

14.06.17 // I’m sorry for being a bit inactive lately, but I finished uni and started my first practice job in an architecture studio and omg, I’m completely busy every morning and after that I’m just so tired that I want to sleep all afternoon, but I’m definitely gonna change that (more coffee yaay!). So A few days ago I made a couple changes on my study space, I included some Umbridge proclamations (from HP of course), made a list with my summer readings and printed my June calendar, I’m really happy how it turned out! 

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God-Pharaoh Bolas at GP Manila 2017

Aaaaah finally! The costume’s done, I wore it, and it was fun. Hard to move around with the wings but still manageable. 

  • I followed the Bolas silhouette through the end. Long body, short legs, big wings, small head, so no long hair.
  • The wings turned out a little different but I’d rather have fabric moving with the wind than stretched-out membranes, to be honest. I love stuff like that.
  • The contrast of the blue against the gold armor can really make them stand out, especially in the dark.
  • Lots of people took pictures, which was nice.
  • We got a few prints and tokens, plus several cards signed. I actually need the tokens this time.

imyaslavie  asked:

Allura + Day By Day

*HUGS* THANK YOU FOR REQUESTING I HAD A LOT OF FUN DOING THIS. I included this and a slightly color tweaked one cause I like both haha. 

Allura’s based loosely off of this: https://yongjae37.tumblr.com/post/160744597812/k-ayo-%EA%B1%B8%EC%A6%88-%EB%B0%94%EB%9E%8C%EB%A7%89%EC%9D%B4-%EC%88%8F%EC%B8%A0-%EC%84%B8%ED%8A%B8-73000-won

170618 // I haven’t made a post like this in a while, but I’m revising for an exam right now and it’s the last thing I want to be doing so I’m procrastinating (don’t follow my lead kids).

How I use Digital Notes

I’ll make a more detailed post about how I study at some point, but for now:

  • I use microsoft onenote, but you can use whatever program you feel comfortable with.
    • Useful features of onenote include the organisation into notebooks, sections, and tabs, search function, equation support, tagging, and formatting options (inc. different heading styles).
    • You can find really great posts about onenote quite easily if you’re interested in how it works (I would 100% recommend it).
  • Throughout the year I type up my class notes, summarising information and organising it into a sensible order.
    • This took a lot of discipline and I fell off the bandwagon quite a bit. I initially intended to type up my notes from the day every evening, but I found it’s more realistic to just do it as often as possible and to aim to finish each topic’s notes before I move onto the next one.
  • When I come to revise for exams I will rewrite and summarise my notes on paper (writing out notes helps me remember them, but this may not work for you)
    • When I’m doing the first few past papers I’ll have my notes with me so I can look things up until I can do a paper without them.
      • I find this is more effective than using the mark scheme to help as the mark scheme basically gives you the answers.

Why Make Digital Notes?

Obviously digital notes don’t work for everyone, but I find they’re much more useful to have than notes on paper, at least before you start revising.

  • The main benefits of digital notes are:
    • typing is faster than writing
    • search functions (depending on the program) to look up information quickly
    • neater and faster formatting
    • you can back them up somewhere else so you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging them
    • you can bring all your notes with you without it weighing a tonne (assuming your laptop/tablet doesn’t weigh a tonne)
    • copy and paste! Ofc use this as infrequently as possible, but it’s useful for quotes etc.
    • pictures without the effort of drawing or printing out and sticking in
    • cheaper as you don’t have to buy pens and paper as often
    • an excuse to bring your computer into school and then go online shopping and play games during really boring classes no I haven’t done this what are you talking about so you have access to google etc. to look things up whenever

Prioritising

  • The only reason I’ve managed to keep up with my notes throughout the year is because I don’t take any for maths and I’ve kind of fallen off the bandwagon for French (whoops). It’s a bit unrealistic to expect to keep up with all the notes for all your subjects (particularly if you’re doing gcses), so prioritise.
  • Subjects like maths tend to assess a skill rather than knowledge, so it’s probably more useful to do practice questions rather than make notes.
  • If you’re dropping a subject in a year and won’t touch it again make sure it’s actually worth making notes for the whole year.

In Class or After Class?

Whether you write notes on the computer during class or afterwards depends on the class.

  • I’ve got one particular teacher who flits back and forth between topics and often mentions things without going into detail because she assumes we’re too stupid to understand (not my favourite teacher ngl). So I use my laptop in her lessons so I can go back to topics we’ve already done and so I can google things to fact check (she frequently dumbs stuff down to inaccurate levels) and expand on points that she makes.
  • If you’ve got a teacher that tends to move super fast it might be worth having a computer with you as typing is generally much faster than writing.
    • If you can’t touch type learning is a really good idea, even just to improve the speed of your typing (I can’t actually touch type but I took a course until I learnt to use all my fingers when typing and now I type much faster). There’s lots of free online courses available.
  • Alternatively, you can just make all your class notes on paper and type up the important information when you get home.
    • This means you don’t have to worry about your class notes being neat enough to revise from; after you type them up you can file them or even throw them away to save space.
    • It also works as a review which is really good for putting the information into your long-term memory.
    • However it is also pretty time consuming so you’ve got to be super disciplined to keep on top of it.
  • In my school at a levels I’ve found it’s not too unusual to have a laptop out but it’s a bit odd to have one at gcses (idk about other schools). Obviously you shouldn’t care about what other people think, but if having your laptop/tablet with you will make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable then leave it at home.
    • Also laptops and tablets are expensive and it’s understandable if you’d rather keep them safe at home.
    • That said, people do get used to it. Even if you’re the only one with a laptop/tablet, the novelty wears off quickly.
  • Some teachers don’t actually like students using laptops and tablets during class, so do check before you bring it in.

I hope this helped! Of course if you have any questions about this (or anything else) my ask is always open please ask me something

Here’s where I post this and find 56 typos :/

The real reason some grimoires are so cryptic

Sometimes grimoires obscure things with secret codes or don’t explain certain steps because logically someone at the time would have known how to do what was a common action of the day. But sometimes they’re cryptic and mum on the actual meaning of certain designs and symbols for seemingly no reason. But I think the reason is simply: magicians.

To go into further explanation and not be so cryptic: I just wrote down a spell in one of my journals, and where a couple of components would go that could be changed and customized depending on need, I just left brackets there with nothing inside them, to let myself know that the chunk is swappable, it’s a variable. In another part I drew a dashed diagram with arrows and no other explanation–it’s the instructions for a certain hand-motion to make at the end of the spell.

There are no full explanations written down simply because I’ll know what I mean, and when I thought about that at the end, I said: “fuck it, it’s my book, if someone finds it when I’m dead it’s not like the book is for them.” And that’s the explanation behind a ton of crypticness: in the end, a lot of these books are made for personal usage or would come with an oral tradition where one person would explain it to another. If you’re not that person or not in that oral tradition, then what’s written there isn’t for you to understand, and cracking it open is going to require intuition, divination, outright necromancy (throttling the author’s ghost for the answer), or just making something up and seeing if it works. It’s not really on every magic-user to write a personal magic book that will be perfectly instructive to people born generations after they die. It’s on us to try to figure out their cryptic bullshit anyway.

(…I should print out this post and attach it to my Will.)

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JIBCon 2017 Sunday - Jensen/Misha PO story

I can’t describe how much these photos mean to me.. everything started with me wanting two Jen/Mish photos because I couldn’t get one last year and so I was in need of a hug but I also wanted to have “something intimate” - a pose where the emotional support was visible but not stepping over any boundaries. So I came up with the idea of this pose where I stand with the back to the camera and have my arms around Misha and Jensen. That transformed to the pose you see above, where Jensen should protect Misha and me and we just hide in his chest. After 12x22 you all know this pose as the “family hug” and a friend of mine actually did exactly that with J2, but I had the idea way before 12x22 aired and after what happened in 12x23 I knew I had to give Misha as much love as he could get that weekend! 

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Writing gay romance between Jewish characters with two differing levels of observance

I’m writing (or, right now, more planning/outlining, with occasional writing of small scenes that I can’t get out of my head) a novel about two Jewish men who fall in love in a very Xtian, conservative town. The older of the two (late thirties) is more closeted, reclusive, and is somewhat separated from his Jewish identity as a result of a combination of assimilation and intermarriage further back in his family. The main character (mid-late twenties) on the other hand is very involved with his synagogue, works at a Hebrew summer camp, keeps shabbos, etc.

My issue is that I’m very observant (conservaform) and so is my family; I know a few folks who go to my synagogue who are “high holy day Jews”, or might also come for a wedding or bris or bar/bas mitzvah, but not many who are non-observant to the degree of this character (hasn’t set foot in synagogue since being a child, didn’t have a bar mitzvah, has a pair of somewhat observant grandparents and some cousins/etc who are observant, but most of his immediate family isn’t observant). So I’m not sure how to portray the secondary character without someone going “why not just write a Jewish guy in love with an Xtian guy” or something, because even if his relationship to Judaism and Jewish culture are somewhat distant, they’re still there. I’m also afraid that someone is going to say “why are you bashing Xtianity” about some of the subject matter (as someone who has lived in a small town, I have a decent bit of material from personal experience on Xtian antisemitism), but really the main point is that I want to portray two Jewish men loving each other.

I want to write this but don’t want goyim in particular to try to argue that I should have just made my MC’s romantic interest Xtian in the first place, because one main theme I want to explore, which I haven’t seen explored much in fiction, is being gay and Jewish. Specifically, one concept I had for the second character is how his being closeted comes largely from a place of being raised in a Xtian-secular household in a very Xtian town, and homophobia being very religiously where he lives, and so him sort of being reluctant to explore religion at all; but then seeing how the MC is Very Jewish and somewhat-openly gay, and feeling both nostalgic for the parts of his grandparents he sees in the MC (speaking Yiddish, cooking traditional Ashkenazic food), as well as longing to be as comfortable with both his sexuality and to have a relationship with G-d as the MC does.

I don’t know if this is a weirdly specific character/plot concept, but it just came to me I guess and it’s been at me long enough that I’ve started to try to outline writing it. I just want to see more gay fiction with religious, specifically Jewish, characters. Thanks for any advice you can give.

Thank you for submitting a question so close to my heart! Looks like I need to break this down into several parts: 

1. How to portray secular Jews as something distinct from Christians, secular or otherwise - this may not be as hard as you think it is because you’re Jewish and your factory settings, your defaults, your unexamined ideas, may already be different from the Christians around you. Like, I was in my 30’s before I found out that gentiles don’t do the chair dance. I thought everyone did that. Give The Upside of Unrequired by Becky Albertalli (review here) a read – her main character tells the audience that “we’re the kind of Jewish family who eats bacon” and religion itself isn’t really a presence in her life, but she still finds it meaningful that the boy she’s working with at her new job turns out to be a fellow Jew.

Other possible markers of secular Jewishness:

  • Finding Jewish representation/acknowledgment of our existence in fiction (or the Jewishness of celebrities) meaningful
  • Casual use of the most common Yiddishisms (maybe not entire curse phrases, but, like, using the word ‘kvetch’ in ordinary conversation)
  • General feeling of alienation or otherness around super overt displays of Christianity
  • Foods like matzo ball soup or latkes (for your Ashkie characters, anyway; this might be different for other subgroups of us.) 

In my new release Knit One, Girl Two, the main character Clara is a secular Jew and one of the details I used to illustrate that is that her first kiss involved sneaking off with another girl during a friend’s bar mitzvah reception. She also refers to her grandparents as Bubby and Zayde and has strong opinions about which Jewish foods she does and doesn’t like. She’s slightly awkward around the love interest’s higher level of observance, which is something secular Jews might feel out of self-consciousness—if the character cared. A secular Jewish person and a gentile person don’t approach an observant Jewish person’s observance in the same way. The gentile may misunderstand or have misconceptions; the Jewish person might feel self-conscious for not participating. Or feel nostalgic for observant people in their past (like “oh, my grandma used to –!”) 

2. How to portray your own marginalization without sounding like you’re bashing the privileged group. Now, you’re not really obligated to watch out for the feelings of a group that has hurt you by having power over you… but at the same time I 100% understand not wanting to step on toes just to save your own peace of mind. Some suggestions for this:

  • Having some of the Christians in the town be nice, but powerless to stop the jackwagon ones.
  • Flat-out having your character say “I’m not mad at Christianity; these people don’t even seem like they’re following Jesus in the first place”
  • Cut down on the more painful elements and focus on your main characters’ reactions to their hurt rather than describing the bigotry itself. That will cut down on how much your bigoted characters hurt your RL readers, so they’ll be mad at them for your main characters’ sake but not for their own sake and it’ll give them a little distance. (Example: “OMG, I can’t believe how much of a jerk Todd was being, saying all that garbage about Jews and gay people.” Instead of “Todd walked into the room and shouted that Jews are X and gay people are Y!”)
  • Try to cut down on having the most bigoted characters belong to groups marginalized along another axis. You’re going to perpetuate fatphobia if your most bigoted character is also your only fat character, and if I were reading this story I’d be uncomfortable if the homophobic/antisemitic characters were Black unless a Black author was writing it because from a white pen this could easily be read as blaming those two -phobias on Black people instead of white supremacy where it belongs. 

3. I don’t think you’re going to get “you might as well have made him Christian” coming from outsiders because you’re a Jewish person writing Jewish characters. Just speaking from personal experience.. In any case, a secular Jewish character is not a Christian character. Sometimes they can come off that way when gentiles write them, because they won’t know what kind of details to add to make their being Jewish not seem arbitrarily pasted on, but I doubt that would happen from a Jewish writer. 

4. “One main theme I want to explore, which I haven’t seen explored much in fiction, is being gay and Jewish.” 

I have several recommendations for you! 

First of all, Jordan S. Brock’s just come out with a m/m novel called Change of Address based on her own experiences with PTSD and a service dog—it’s even dedicated to the service dog. Like her, the love interest is a Jewish adoptee, and the character’s observance mirrors her own – he and his father don’t allow bacon in the house but they’ll eat pepperoni as long as it’s somewhere else, for example. 

Out of print but easy to find in libraries through ILL is The Dyke and the Dybbuk, Ellen Galford’s paranormal f/f comedy about a demon who possesses a Jewish lesbian cab driver and makes her get a crush on an Orthodox woman as a prank. (Review)  

I also collected this list of free queer Jewish SFF short stories, which includes nonbinary representation. As far as my own works go, I really tried to infuse the Tales from Perach collection with all the joy and gratefulness both Judaism, Jewishness, and queerness have brought to my life – there’s a lesbian’s grateful prayer of thanks for her relationship with her wife, an elderly trans woman and her husband attending services, and a royal family with two moms and two dads putting on an exceptionally lavish Purimspiel that includes a scripted swordfight. 

I’m glad you’re writing something to add to this and expand the body of LGBT Jewish literature, especially something where both members of the couple are Jewish.

–Shira