i think i posted this when i first started my blog

anonymous asked:

1/3 Hi! First of all I wanted to confess I absolutely adore your blog, I'm always excited when you published a new post. It seems that you've been following J2 from the start, so I'm wondering do you think they are acting bolder now? Especially Jensen, he has dropped so many bombs since, I don't know, S10? The “No, not ‘hey guys’. This is for us.” and "damn is he loveable" and the almost kiss...Jensen has no shame at all, I love him.


Dear Anon,

Please accept this gift

as my apologies for taking forever and a day, as that beautiful Oasis song, and please don’t go away.

Thank you for your lovely words and I’m glad my ramblings make sense to you. There’s a name for that condition tho, when two people share in each other’s craziness, my dear friend Freud called it folie à deux.

I guess it shows that my J2 Madness has been with me for long. Yes, J2 chemistry got me good and heard on the first episode of SPN that I watched, back in 2005. I remember looking at Jensen, especially, and thinking: “man… That boy is a good actor but I guess he didn’t get that look quite right. That’s not how you look at your brother.” So, the what’s wrong with this picture made me search for the actors and, sure enough, there were rumors, of course. As for me, well…

But let’s get to your question. You’re absolutely right:  the Js have been acting bolder and bolder, especially after the move to Austin, the #AustinEra. Jensen has let his Alpha show after his Beta’s breakdown in 2015; he may have managed to avoid his boy’s breakdown in 2014 but it eventually exploded in the following year. I’d say the events that lead to Jensen’s move to Austin, made him show to the world he is an Alpha through and through—and what an amazing Alpha he is! After the 2015 Breakdown, his Alpha became even more dominant and it is now impossible, at least for me, to see him as anything but.

During the early years of J2, Jensen was much more reserved to the outer world but at the same time, they couldn’t help but show how in love they were—the difference is that they were mostly free men and the rumors didn’t fly above the radar. Their chemistry bled through the characters and all was well until people started talking. J2 were not careful. Vancouver is a liberal town with people who really don’t bother with your gayness or fame, so they started being sloppy. They ended up drawing attention from a then famous gossiper, Ted Casablanca, who probably had an ITK source, and waited until the boys premiered the movies they had filmed to start gossiping about them, linking them to Blind Vices.


Let me just make a quick pit stop here and tell you that half this info is true and the other half either a case of misinformation or purposefully twisted for effect. Jared (supposedly Judas) would never have acted like that towards Jensen. J2 were always a unit, there was nothing one would do behind the other’s back; what we see now has always been their M.O. Those were difficult times for them but they were fighting together, not against each other. So read the blinds but with a grain of salt.


The Js indeed, rumor has it, were pressured to take measures to cover their relationship, as early as 2008. Take this resurrected thread on spn_gossip, for instance:

Anon 1:

Anon 2:

As for Jensen “I Don’t Give A Fuck” Ackles, I’m pretty sure he’s had it with bearding and PR. He’s suffered the pains of hiding himself and has seen more than his share of suffering from his loved one. I’ll tell you what: there is no need for damage control for their slips simply because the marriages, kids and wife stans have given those boys free rein to even kiss on a Con stage, I’d say. We see it every day when TinHats point something out and are attacked by #Hetards defending J2’s heterosexuality.

Most of all, I think Jesen IDGAF Ackles has had it with #Hetards. They started off just being an annoying source of awkward laughter but are now a source of second-hand embarrassment, managing to be annoying to the point of repeating stupid same questions again

and again:

And always being unceremoniously squashed by our Alpha (All hail to you, KingJensen!).

I know that 2017 seems to have started with two left feet but nothing the Js do is unplanned. These men are strategists and I believe the events we’ve seen since the beginning of the year are telling us J2 is laying the groundwork for the end of SPN, and the end of their bearding contracts. Just take a few things into consideration and a possible hidden meaning to them:

— Launching of Family Business –> DH’s and her family’s financial security

— G’s IG –> the fame she wants so much

— J2 not being seen outside work/Cons –> they’re not attached to the hip and they're obviously not together

J2 have 2017 and 2018 to carry out their plan and let their Beards walk on their own feet. Then, by the time episode 300 is done we will see changes. Do you want to bet?

anonymous asked:

wait why did you get mad in the first place? what happened?!! 😂😂😂

OMG! 😭 Well, I’m a very tolerant person believe me and I could care less about what people think about my posts. But too many people where criticizing it in a dumb way like:

“I’m a Scorpio rising and I am not mysterious.”

Like who said you were mysterious? You annoying is what. The Rising signs are how people view you and there are characteristics of the Rising sign you take on. A lot of people thought I was talking about them specifically like… you’re not that special. 🙄 It’s a generalization. So I started getting furious and that’s when I was like subbing everybody that had a problem with it!!

I only took it to offense because I never even wanted my astrology blog to grow like it did. I always said that I wanted it to be like a personal astrology library where I create my own posts to use as a reference! I was going to put it on private even once I started seeing people reblogging my very first posts. But people really loved my writing, my explanations and my creativity and I figured why not share astrology with everyone? We can all learn! 😋 But I’m still not used to it and I’m still not used to have my posts spreading around like that. It bothers me a little because you stumble across ignorant people and I have very little patience for that!!

But I also wanted to apologize if anyone got offended. That was my first time getting mad and I’m extremely cautious about my public image. A lot of people found my rants funny, but like… I don’t know, I guess I’m still so caught up in my little “picture-perfect” image! 😭 I don’t want people getting the wrong idea so I worried, apologized a lot and got embarrassed.

The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

I don’t even know how or where to start…

I’ll never forget watching the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries back on September 10th, 2009 when I was just 19 years old. I’d heard about the show a few months before it aired and made sure to watch the first episode ever live on TV. And from the second the pilot ended with Elena inviting Stefan into her house with The Fray’s “Never Say Never” playing in the background, I was hooked. Obsessed. And that’s an understatement. I only had a couple hundred followers back then and most of those followers probably don’t even follow me anymore, or have forgotten my obsession with the show, but back then my blog used to be so much TVD it’s crazy. Just thinking back and even now going through my old tags from the show, I remember how much I used to love it. The Vampire Diaries was, in those days, 100% my favourite show on TV. Hands down.

I always thought Stelena was cute and I never hated on them. I get why people loved them, and their relationship was strong & sweet. But yes, I was a Delena shipper through-and-through, basically from day one. I think Damon and Elena were my first ever true “OTP”. Back then that term was so new, it was Tumblr that taught me the meaning of it, and Delena was absolutely my #1 OTP at the time.

The early seasons (1-3) of The Vampire Diaries were obviously the best, and in my opinion, iconic. There are so many epic, unforgettable moments from the earlier years that I wish I could just list off right now, like Katherine’s return to town, Caroline turning into a vampire, Delena’s first official kiss on Elena’s iconic front porch. There’s SO many more countless scenes, and I wish I could explain my love for them all.

I enjoyed Season 4 too, but I will never ever forget episode 4x15. For me, that was the turning point for the show. It was the saddest, darkest episode of television I’d ever watched at the time, and watching Elena’s house go up in flames was devastating. Who else remembers seeing the close-up shots of Elena’s converse shoes burning, and most importantly, seeing her infamous diary being destroyed by the flames? It almost felt like a series finale to me, and I think that’s where it all changed.

I started feeling a little less passionate in Seasons 5 & 6, and then when Nina left the show I just stopped watching it altogether. After she left I only downloaded the new episodes once in a while just to keep track of the general storylines, but TVD lost its magic, and I no longer felt the passion and obsession and love for it that I once did.

That being said though, it has always and will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

I don’t feel for the characters as much as I once did, and yeah that’s a little scary to me, but I guess we all grow up and we all move on. I’m 27 now, things have changed. A lot of things. It’s all in the past now, and it hurts. But no matter what, I will always, always love this show and will forever be grateful for it, regardless of the fact that it wasn’t perfect.

The series finale wasn’t the greatest, but I still am 100% satisfied with the ending overall. My general thoughts:

  • Damon and Elena’s reunion was anti-climactic to me, especially since they didn’t have any dialogue with one another. But I also am okay with that I think? Ian & Nina’s break-up obviously caused the show to go downhill (yeah I said it) so I didn’t necessarily need some lovey-dovey romantic speech from them. I’m not sure if it would have felt authentic enough. So I’m okay with just knowing that they ended up being ENDGAME (yaaaas) and living a long and happy life together. If this was 2010 I would have been SO passionate about them being endgame. The amount of times I discussed and debated Delena vs. Stelena back in the day, omfg. I’ve grown up and I don’t feel as passionate anymore about it, but my 20 year old self is still inside me jumping up and down that my ship was endgame (sorry haters). 
  • I feel like Katherine didn’t get enough air-time, her story and presence in the last episode felt more forced and rushed rather than cathartic, but I’m still just happy that I got to see her fierce crazy bitch ass one last time. (Even though I kind of always wanted her to end up with Stefan tbh…) 
  • Stefan dying was predictable but so depressing. Although tbh seeing him reunited in the afterlife with his bestie Lexi made everything okay.
  • Seeing that letter from Klaus to Caroline made me smile so fucking hard. I still ship it and I hope to god she eventually ends up on The Originals.
  • Bonnie Bennett is QUEEN of everything and all that matters is that she saved the day and got to live a long, happy life after all the bullshit the poor girl had to go through all these years. I’m so happy she’s safe and sound.
  • I loved how they incorporated the “ghosts” of all the characters who’ve died, it gave me so many feelings, especially seeing Sheriff Forbes.
  • The fact that at the end of his long life with Elena, Damon found his way back to Stefan in the afterlife makes me feel so happy and satisfied. But NOTHING compares to the happiness I felt seeing Elena turn towards her old house, to that iconic front porch, and her being reunited with Jenna and her parents. That’s honestly all I could have ever hoped for and more for the ending to this show.

I don’t think I can ever truly explain the love and passion I used to feel for The Vampire Diaries. It may sound stupid to a lot of people, but it meant so much to me and I’m not embarrassed to say it. It breaks my heart that I’ll never get the good old days back again. But I’ll never forget it, ever.

Thank you, The Vampire Diaries, for a bumpy but amazing ride. It’s been epic ;)

how to make reactions

A/N: Heyy, don’t worry, this isn’t a dumb question! I’ve been enjoying making reactions myself since i started this tumblr account. I’m not the best account but many of you seem to like my work so here you go~

My first tutorial post on how to make reactions!


1. Decide on a topic and idol

This part is completely up to you. At first when my account was new i did not get requests and so had to come up with my own ideas!

TIP: Be creative! do not do something that many people often do, your work will not stand out :)


2. Make sure you know your idols well

Personally, i think this is incredibly important to make a reaction because readers often look forward to reading something that’s realistic. 
It would be weird if you wrote a quiet, kept to himself idol like Yoongi to be loud and hyper like Hoseok. It just doesn’t seem realistic.

TIP: I study psychology so i can tell apart personalities really easily but this isn’t the case for everyone, My tip is that you watch a lot of their videos, TV shows, and interviews so you can kind of see how they react in certain situations better


3. Start writing!

What I do on my blog is that i actually list all the names of the members and start writing their reactions based off of their personalities. It can be kind of difficult sometimes but if i get a writer’s block i watch some of their videos to just get inspired again, (i’m not going to lie… sometimes i get lazy ^^) 

TIP#1: Despite the fact that most of us see them through screens most of the time, please remember that these idols are REAL people with REAL emotions. Avoid writing them to be so robotic and emotionless (e.g. Yoongi) bc behind what we see through the screen they’re just like us ~

TIP#2: Avoid writing the members reaction to be similar, of course there will be members who have similar personalities but not everyone will react to certain things the same way. You have to look more in depth to their personalities ~


4. (Optional) Add gifs

When i surf through tumblr, my favourite reactions are the ones that have gif’s in it so i can kind of picture the members faces in the certain scenario. 

TIP!!!!: This one is kind of important - I prefer to make sure that the gif’s in my reactions correlate to what’s happening in the reaction because it annoys me when it doesn’t. Image reading about a sad breakup and seeing a gif of your idol smiling and jumping around… doesn’t sound very nice to me 

                                        

                                         HOW TO ADD GIF’S:


1.


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( he’s my ultimate bias by the way ;)) 


4. ~ gif is automatically added when you click on it ~

Originally posted by okayoongz


Well there you go, it’s not very good but I tried. Hope this helps and good luck in making the reactions for your blog anon! ~


                                                   -bangtan angels-

2k ! ! ! ! !

I  c a n ’ t believe i t ?? 2,000 people think my blog is worth following !! It’s so surreal omg !! I honestly love each and every one of you, and I’m eternally grateful for all your support and your encouragment!! 

Thinking back to when I first started posting on this blog allll the way back in December, I never in my wildest dreams would’ve thought I’d be where I am now !! My time so far in this community has been wonderful, I have met some incredibile people and made many close friends !! I hope you all continue to enjoy my blog for many more months to come !! 

hehehe! I’m going to have to start working on some gifts for you all !!! 

Love Yourself: Build Confidence

So you might have seen earlier, but for those of you who missed it here’s an Ask I got earlier that I wanted to address in a bit more detail:

I could’ve just given a brief answer, but quite frankly, and I don’t think I can state this enough, confidence is such an important thing for crossdressers and Trans* people alike.

Story Time

When I started out this blog, and for a good year afterwards, I was extremely shy. Just think of me as some kind of hermit crab, happy to do anything within my shell but far to retiring to be seen outside of it.

I didn’t really want to draw attention to myself and I certainly didn’t like the idea of people just stumbling across my blog and recognising me. Which is why I covered my face for a lot of my first posts (give yourself a pat on the back if you’ve been around long enough to remember this).

Yeah, just like that.

So what happened? How did I go from a cheap crossdressing imitation of The Laughing Man to the Jessica Blaise we all know and (hopefully) love today?

Well… I’d be lying if I said alcohol wasn’t involved, but the real key was to put myself out there. If you’re constantly hiding away then you’ll never be in a position to be yourself.

For me, it was about taking small steps. When this picture was taken I had a few friends who knew about Jess (she didn’t even have a name back then) but it was a very close-knit circle of people I knew well and trusted. I didn’t truly build confidence until I let other people in.

My neighbours (while I was at uni) came over one day and I, without thinking, had left a picture of Jess on my PC for the world to see. After a few minutes of general conversation, one of them eventually asked “Who’s the girl?”

Now I won’t lie here; my heart jumped out of my chest. My metaphorical hermit crab had been caught outside of its shell wearing heels and bright red lipstick. I froze for a few seconds, but rather than trying to lie I thought about how I could use this to my advantage.

“You don’t recognise her?” He took a closer look but just shook his head. He didn’t have a damn clue that he was looking at the same person he was talking to just wearing a different gender.

I told him it was me, but he straight up didn’t believe me. I even had to call a housemate in to confirm that the girl on the screen was me.

Moral Of The Story

So, as heartwarming and Oscar-worthy of a tale that was, what difference does it actually make?

Well, for one, it made me realise that all these faults and similarities I can see between myself and Jess aren’t as obvious to everyone else. I like to think I know my body and face quite well (we’ve been together for 24 years now, it’s quite the inseparable relationship), and that means that I will always see features of my guy self in Jess. Others will not see them, or at least nowhere near as much as you do.

Secondly, and this one I think is a bit more important, it taught me how to make less of a big deal out of crossdressing. We didn’t have a long heart-felt conversation about it, I didn’t have to speak with him in privacy and tell him everything in confidence. He simply found out and that was that; he would’ve reacted no differently if I had told him I enjoyed archery.

Obviously I didn’t go from shy little hermit crab to Crossdressing Superstar overnight. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was my confidence, but once I had broken my shell and realised I didn’t need it as much it became a lot easier to tell others. Every single compliment from a friend or stranger helped to boost that confidence, and I found that insults/hate dissolved quickly and that my friends would always be there to defend me, verbally or otherwise.


I’m gonna leave it there for tonight. I could go on forever about confidence building techniques, but those are the most important ones you’ll need. If you want more 1-to-1 advice please feel free to message me with your situation!

And, as always, here’s a picture for your time. It’s an old one but I think it’s quite apt for this topic.

Remember to like and reblog! The notes I get on these posts really help to tell me whether you ladies are finding them useful or not, and if you have any ideas on what else I could write about then send it over in an ask!

- Jessica Blaise x x

i would like to think my blog is a place where i can be no one and that would be okay, i can be no one, unidentified and express my feelings, opinions and thoughts that i don’t want to share out loud. I like the fact that people have no idea who i am, i am just another person on tumblr that someone follows because they like the posts. They like the content and not the person behind it. When i first started i wanted to be recognised but not so much anymore. I could be your neighbour, best friend, or a stranger on the street but you would have no idea. We hide behind a username because that way no one can recognise you and realise what kind of person you are. I personally like people to guess what kind of person i am just to see how i’m putting myself across and to see how wrong or right they are.

anonymous asked:

how many blogs do you follow?? you always post such good things! maybe rec some blogs please?? not only hp blogs but with some aesthetics too please?

i currently follow 2,769 blogs which is apparently a lot ?? but honestly i once had such a slow dash and i hated it. now even if i refresh instantly, there’s new stuff on my dash, and that’s great because it’s just always alive :)))

as for blog recs, i am actually planning to do a mutual appreciation / follow forever pretty soon (but i’m so lazy and haven’t even started working on it yet oops) but i’ll try to throw some good blogs at you now that i think you should 100% follow.

first off, lemme recommend my quickblogs (blogs that i save to check out when my dash is weird/dead). all their content is always perfect and honestly if my dash was just them i’d probably still be happy ~ @aliciavspinnet @fleurrdelacour @jilys @shahrzads @pctter @lumox @vanillasweet @nargles @looonyluna @oblviqte

most of my tumblr crushes are those people ^^ but the crushes i have atm that aren’t up there are @kavinskiies @acciolunalovegood @ameljiabones @rosevtyler @ginevraparkinson and all of those are quality blogs too.

here are some more really really great hp blogs ~ @mollyprewett @tonqs @burkesandborgin @pheonnixx @puveblood @mxrcusflint @owvlery @hcgwarts @dailyprophet @ickle-ronniekins @parvatpatil @lumox @bllatrix @nargles @lilyevians @hermionesmenacinglook @weascleys @fcrbiddenfcrest @ri-ddikulus @euphemiapottcr @howlingremus 

here are some incredible multifandom blogs ~ @jesperfaehey @sxofcrows @petuniaevans @darkvaders @heavenlyoswald @stormybisexual @ginys @sanssa @barryallhan @mavencalore @benbornes @tardisly @slytherih @inkdeaths @dementvr @oliverswood @chovchang @euripidex @kkenobi @zonnkos @persrephone @fleursdelcour @thaleias  ~ these blogs are mixed between like blogs with loads of different pretty fandom posts & most of them have a good amount of hp content too because i’m a sucker for that but a lot of them have great aes posts too

some beautttiful aes blogs are ~ @kettersdam @sherrybomb @englishpearl @lindseymorgan @softprongs @hellish-daddy 

sleepover saturday !

anonymous asked:

i just started posting my art on tumblr but its getting zero attention. i was wondering what was it like when you started (you probably posted one of your amazing drawings and tumblr broke for the day because it couldn't handle your badass art lol) also do you have any advice for taking pics of traditional art? should i make them more artsy with props and angles or should it just be simple and neat pic of just the drawing?

Look at that badass first drawing I posted on tumblr that have… OH MY!…

the whole 8 notes!!! Amazing! I still don’t know how tumblr managed to survive this.

I had had a deviantart account before I joined tumblr (but I think it’s even harder to be noticed on deviantart).
Anyway, my first tumblr blog wasn’t exclusively my art, I reblogged other people’s art and edits and… everything really. Also, I drew shit tons of Sherlock fanart and some nice people with bigger number of followers reblogged my drawings. Still, the most popular piece got maybe 3k notes.
I made atalienart in december 2014 and for four months not much happened. The post that got the most notes (1070!) was a tutorial. Then this drawing happened and people liked it very much and some other drawings got around 5k notes since then yay! :)
And then (…I have a feeling I use “then” too often…), almost a year after I’d started my art blog, Draco Malfoy changed my life bringing more and more followers, asks and interest. And look where I am now, with my wasted life, not a single message from Rowling, 4/10, don’t recommend.

Also, no advice for taking pictures of your art because it all depends on your aesthetics. I like both, I mean I’m not that interested in your fancy markers laying next to your drawing, I won’t reblog the picture for the Fancy-fix 5mm Chisel Tip Liquid Chalk Marker Pen, I’ll reblog if I like the art. But I saw some really pretty compositions that I liked. Sometimes I even like enjoy those photos of screens with drawings better than the “normally” posted drawings… idk man, whatever tingles your pringles.

Such a long answer, sorry. Good luck with your art! :)

anonymous asked:

what made you want to start this blog?

I’m not sure, really! I’ve always been interested in history. I think when I first started browsing tumblr I came across @questionableadvice and I thought “this is fantastic”. And then I follow a Facebook group which posts old stuff from my city, almost exclusively photos but also sometimes some articles from our newspaper’s archives. But for the most part it was things of local interest, information about people or buildings, occasionally they’d post something strange or funny but it definitely wasn’t the focus. So I looked around for blogs to follow that had old headlines and clippings and strange history and stuff like that but I couldn’t find any, so I ended up starting my own! 

I guess I just really enjoy looking back and time and seeing how much we’ve changed and more especially how much we haven’t! 

I was just thinking about when I first started this blog, and I made a post about how I was sad that Kira was leaving the show, but I was excited about the prospect of Stydia happening! Some mean little anon came in my ask box and told me off for my post, saying that I needed to keep Stydia out of the Kira tag. I almost deleted cause I was like welp this fandom isnt very nice lmao. Glad I didn’t cause there’s nearly 5k of you out there and I would be so sad without y'all so thanks for being awesome. 💕💕💕💕

It honestly shocked me so much today to find out that this day is a year from when this blog first started. That’s crazy! It certainly does not feel like its been that long and it seems like only yesterday I was posting my first Joe Sugg imagine of an idea I’d been thinking about for almost three months beforehand. It seems impossible that from then, with absolutely no followers and knowing nobody on Tumblr, I’ve made it a whole year to reach this point. I am still fascinated by the fact that people read and enjoy the things I post and I love every single one of you (almost) 2000 followers. Thank you to all of you for continuing to read what I post and giving me such kind feedback x I love you xx

I couldn’t think of how to shorten this list of people in any way because there’s so many of you but here’s a few of the people that have been there for me through this 365 days.
@mintersmini
@nerissa98
@line-sidemen
@the-youtube-100
@fangirltothemoonandback
@dtfminiminter
@supsdmn (yes, fine I’ll add you to it!)
@unsurepenguin

I love you allllll xxxxxxxx
One year Blog Anniversary! ♡

Originally posted by sweet-arcoiris

ON SUNDAY MY BLOG WILL EXIST ONE YEAR. Waaahh time stop flying please, this is going so faaaaast!! 

My first post ever was a reblog (still one of my fav fics yeyy) and thennn I started writing as well… I wrote fiiic after fic…. after ficc.. *let’s not mention the embarrassing amount of trash-fics I pooped out in a year time. Let’s just not*

Also I got introduced to amazing anime. Thanks to the community, honestly, thanks to joining Tumblr and the tickle community I got to watch anime like Haikyuu, Free!, Servamp, Bungou Stray Dogs, Doukyuusei, Super Lovers, Days! theeese are all anime I saw because of your recommendations. 

But MOST OF ALL I GOT TO MEET SUCH AWESOME PEEPS! I’m still talking everyday to Mia who still isn’t tired of me yaayy<3 @ticklygiggles lots of love~~ I met with @fluffandlove , last night we went out for dinner and bought underwear together yeeey Jojooo<3. 

And more friends who talk to me, cheer me up when I feel sad (or sick, hehe, hi @crowswillfly EmEmmmm<333) also sunshines @shibakamiko @the-floofinator @kuroo187 @quickwitted-kiwi and moar  ♡ ♡ Thank you guys!

I’m posting this today and not on Sunday because I’ll be having a busy weekend again (high teas and girly nights incoming yeyy). BUT, as a celebration I did some speedwriting right now (yay),  so this weekend I will turn on my queue aaand post something like 3 or 4 fics ^^ Spam incomiiing~~ Lots of love, cuddles and tickleees!! 

Some News I Guess

Sorry for being gone so much lately. I’m not giving up this blog. So no worries there. I’ve just been, well, taking care of me. Pretty much just doing some self-care because I’m generally horrible at, or at least putting myself first and feeling like I deserve to be taken care of. Like learning to eat better choices of food, exercising at the gym, sleeping at reasonable times, finishing projects, relaxing when I need to, and even putting in the time to think positively about myself. So that’s why I’ve been MIA for awhile.

YA BOI PLANNING ON SOME GAINS!!!

I’m gonna answer some more recent asks, but everything else I’m just gonna erase and start over. Not saying I haven’t read all your messages and how incredibly kind and supportive you’ve all been. I’m so grateful to the love you have sent my way. But with how long it’s been, I believe a finish start is needed. I’m gonna make it a goal to post one drawing and answer one ask a day.

FAQ (sorta):

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Art courtesy of @rainbow09memo thank you so much once again!

Hi there everyone, here on TaichixYamato we’ve reached over a 1000+ followers!

When I first started this little fanblog, it was more like an outlet for my TaiYama cravings and a chance to archive all of the amazing fanwork that have been created over the years. So it’s been really exciting seeing this blog grow from that! I didn’t think I’d be able to gather this many fans just from this sideblog alone!

I just wanted to express my gratitude to all of you guys. From all the fanarts and fanfictions, to the people sending in questions and recommendations. Hell even to the people that like every post or reblog with little ramblings in the tags! It’s been so much fun seeing the activity from all of the fans here on tumblr. 

I know I’m not the only one that’s excited to see Taichi and Yamato again in Tri. I’ve been loving all the buzz everyone else has been brewing about these two! Running this blog has been a delight for me, so I hope that everyone else has been enjoying this blog as well!

We’ve reached the milestone of a 1000+ followers!
Thank you all so much for the support! 

LMAO BOY I JUST thought of smth Really Cheesy while i was trying to sleep rn so just uh bear w me here (or Not…)

ok imagine if lance + keith are finally in an established relationship and one day theyre just lying around talking 

soon lance randomly starts teaching keith some spanish words/phrases and keith actually repeats them trying to remember everything

after a while though lance asks keith to teach him something in korean but keith just goes quiet because… he doesnt think he really remembers any korean?? unlike lance, whose identity is so deeply rooted in his family and culture, keith lost his parents, and with them, his connection to his heritage

lance starts to realize this and he quickly tries to change the subject but then keith suddenly DOES remember something… its a vague flicker of a memory–something his parents had said either to him or to each other when he was very, very young–

“sa-rang-hae,” keith recalls slowly, sounding out the words. its the first time hes spoken korean in a long, long time

“what does that mean?”

“i love you”

they both just… freeze… because they realize this is the first time either of them has said THAT to each other… even if it WAS just an explanation/translation lmao

but then soon lance grins and he replies, “tambien te amo”

“…what does that mean?”

“i love you too”

lance says it teasingly and lightheartedly, but as they study each other, both of their expressions soften into a smile because they know they both meant it despite their contrary tones 

(ok the end thank god)

QWCDevos has a new name: The Devo Co.
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The name “QWC” which stands for “Quite Women Co” came about from a time when I started a blog in 2012. I had no idea what to call it, because I didn’t think that anyone would read these posts at all. I also didn’t call them devotionals at the time because in my mind, this was just a blog I was posting directly to social media that no one would likely see. After a short while, I begin to receive messages from readers about what they had read on this page and many referred to them as “devotionals.” The first question I asked myself was “what devotionals? I don’t write devotionals.” Even though I have been a writer most of life and I have always felt God calling me to write, I never, ever thought in a million years that I was remotely equipped to write devotionals. However, the amazing thing about God is that He doesn’t need us to be equipped to do what He has called us to do. This blog has been a very humbling experience because many times I catch myself and think, “Who am I to write this? Why would anyone even take the time to read this?” And yet again and again, God humbles me and reminds me that this blog is not at all about what I have to say, but about what He is saying through me, and it’s my job to just pick up the tools and get to work.
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The name change is apart of this journey. It’s a name that reflects something bigger than me because that’s what this blog is about. A new website is coming soon that will have an index of every devo, as well as more free ebooks and print books. Thank you for coming along on this journey.
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anonymous asked:

Hey! I saw the trivia for both hijikatagumi and saw they posted them from your blog. however do you have any idea why it says that kanesan was based on horikawa? when i went to check with my little jpn this was never mentioned; also the history for kanesan is a bit more complicated since it may have been that hijikata had 2 kanesada? along other theories b/c he was mentioned along hori in 1863 kondo's letter. so its not that kanesan is 100% forged in 1867. maybe this kansean is both swords ?

Hello, sorry for the bit late reply XD
So, first, “Hijikata asked to be made a tachi which had similar characteristics to his wakizashi Horikawa Kunihiro” i think he mostly meant aesthetically so for the handle and scabbard to match, which do ingame, even though we can’t know in reality since Horikawa is lost for now (even though last year they started an expedition and recovered some swords lost at the sea, so maybe they’ll find him too one day).  He may have even asked to match the hamon design but as said, no idea until they find Horikawa.

On the second question i too read around that Hijikata had two kanesada swords, but kanesan has an inscription which read Izumi no Kami Kanesada so i guess that’s pretty unmistakable.

For the date, the Shinsegumi were formed in 1863, and he requested the sword only after becoming a hatamoto in 1867(which is an upper vassal of the Tokugawa house while the gokenin were lower vassals) so i guess he wanted better swords to present himself with since his past was very humble (he was a farmer’s son and taught himself how to fight until his brother in law opened a dojo). Also the combo tachi + wakizashi was very common, and better for fighting than just a wakizashi.

So, in the end i think the other kanesada sword was just discarded or broken or something, maybe given away, it’s not that uncommon for samurai to discard their swords if they find better ones :)

Wacky Family

After reading Caroline’s last blog post about her family, I started thinking about my extended family. If anyone knows my family at all, you will know we have some very wacky characters. For example, my Grandpa Noodle has to do stretches where he stands on one leg with the other one up, so when we were little he told me and my brother that he was practicing to be a flamingo in his next life. Grandpa Noodle also claims that chocolate is good for your teeth (I agree), and that he hates old people. Believe it or not, though, I would say Grandpa Noodle is not actually the wackiest in the family. It’s definitely a close call, but I think my mom’s brother Bryan wins. The great thing about Bryan is that he is so unapologetically himself. He is the type of person you can imitate perfectly and hilariously (and trust me, we have). Here are a couple of the many stories about my wacky uncle:

First, some background info to set the scene. Bryan is 5’4”, 126 pounds, and super buff (he was a gymnast in high school and college). Bryan is the most eco friendly person I know, and probably has no carbon footprint. He is a doctor, so he is very healthy and he was a gymnast, so he has really good self control.

Bryan is incredibly eco friendly, which means he never drives to work. He lives about 6 miles away from his office, so he bikes to work. However, he lives in Missouri, where it snows. In order to not ever drive, during the winter he either wears a motorcycle helmet when he bikes or he cross country skis to work. One day, though, when he was leaving work he realized he didn’t have a hat at his office. He did, however, have a clean pair of underwear. So, naturally, he wore his underwear as a hat on his ride home from work.

Although Bryan never drives to work, he does own a car. But, in order to maintain his environmentalism, he keeps his cars as long as he physically can. A couple years ago he finally got rid of a car he had for 21 years. The car was so old and broken that in order to get out he had to open the window, climb out the window, open the hatchback, climb in the hatchback, close the window, climb out the hatchback, and close the hatchback. Just imagine pulling up to the doctor’s office, or the grocery store, or anywhere really, and seeing a man climbing in and out of his window. But no, he did not get rid of the car because the doors didn’t work. The only reason he finally got rid of it was because not only were the seat cushions falling off so much that my aunt would use them as a blanket, but something was also sprouting in them.

As I mentioned above, Bryan was a gymnast in high school and college, and he was really good. He was one of the only boys in the country who could do a certain trick on the rings, and it was because he had the perfect height to weight ratio (5’4”, 126 pounds). Because he could only do this trick at that specific weight, he has maintained that exact weight since high school. A couple years ago he lost 2 pounds when he got shoulder surgery, so in order to get back to his original weight, he upped his chocolate almond intake from 7 chocolate almonds per a day to 8.

I don’t know if these stories will be funny to anyone else, but I think my uncle is one of the funniest people I know. These stories also just remind me of all the good times I’ve had with my family, like making Gages Against Humanity (our own version of my grandma’s favorite game, Cards Against Humanity), having water fights in museums, or playing tag throughout Canada. I love my extended family more than anything in the world and looking back on all these memories and funny stories always makes me smile.

anonymous asked:

Any advice on getting your posts out there? I write BTS imagines on my blog. The way I do them, they're almost like tiny one shots. But anyway.. I only have like 130 followers. Less actually I think. But. Yeah. So no one really sees what I do and I'm so proud of it I wish more people could see them..

When I first started this page it was slow too so try not to worry about it so much ☺️if you use all the hashtags you can think of like #bts reactions and #bts more people will start to see your work! It takes a while to get a following but it’s worth it, when I first started I got a few mutuals who helped to keep me motivated so try to find some people who help you work hard! GOOD LUCK
-Admin Aylee ❤️