i want to go on an adventure!

Something I wanted to get off my Chest.

This is something I really want to get off my chest and I don’t know how else to start since I usually am not very good with introductions in general but I think I’ll start with how I felt over the years and the events that transpired yesterday and a few days ago.

Over the 26 years of my life, I’ve always been the usual kid you see in the block but I think I’m just like any kid who really loves entertainment just as much as everyone else does. Over the course, I grew up loving sci fi and many various stories that really invigorated me to go on adventures together and meet new people. Like I was your stereotypical kid who loved Star Wars, Star Fox, Super Mario Bros and of course anything that was made by Nintendo.

However I really wanted to join within the communities that had a similiar interest as me. Just like any other kid who wanted to be a part of the community for anything. I’ve tried sticking with them but more and more as I grew older I found so much negativity within them. Instead of expressing how much I love this genre, games or make fan made content, all I ever got was hate, troll responses or just plain negative downvotes. Many of which of course made me really sad and felt like I will never contribute anything to any fan community. So i felt isolated.

Soon afterwards, I just went in the dark, rather than talk or discuss with anyone online, I just sat there just playing games all day, do the usual homework from school but at the same time, I felt kind of isolated. Even if I joined any school clubs I usually stick to it for one day and kind of leave. So even though I was glad I didn’t have to deal with the amount of negativity, it also made me sad and lonely and I felt very isolated from many people who already have connections.

When I first saw Xenoblade X back in 2013, I thought ooh cool, mechs and regular on ground ARPG combat. Can’t wait to try it. Little did I know this would change my life around.

When I finished beating the game for the first time, I loved it so much. The story, characters, the world of mira, the cutscenes and the amount of fun sidequests that were available. I didn’t expect to fall in love with it so much. At first I thought man I should see what others think of it. Of course, to my big surprise it was a very mixed reaction from most people I noticed and it had tons of excessive bashing that I felt was unnecessary or it’s one of those it doesn’t cater to my specific niche case scene. It honestly made me feel sad and I thought I would never join back. However there was something I did that I never thought I would do to get people to notice me.

During my playthroughs, I did a lot of video recordings of moments that I loved from the game. I created a bunch of gifs, webm videos, commission artists for drawing Xenoblade X fan arts of my favourite characters and people started to notice this pink shirt meme mim that seems to circulate around. Although I had the usual it’s that guy again, some of them took notice to me and I felt I wanted to meet these people. We quickly became friends and soon I started posting these to tumblr and I feel as cool as the game is, there aren’t enough fan contents cause it’s a niche series. I asked various sources and helps from my friends and I went on to compile stuff like the Party Member banters, making hacks, screenshots, emote gifs of characters that don’t normally have emotes, cross interactions etc.

It of course felt great and I felt very satisfied with the amount of things I’ve contributed but at the same time, it still kind of felt lonely especially when I had to find work and I can’t stick with doing these things all day. It wasn’t until around Feb 17th 2017 when my birthday happened. So many art gifts kept pouring into my feed and I just could not believe it. I just have no words to express how happy I was. I was literally shedding tears at work while doing whatever task or projects my boss wanted me to do but of course I finished them all really early and he let me off early. Something that burst in me, I started crying. 

I just don’t know. It was such a wonderful feeling like I’ve accomplished something in my life. It felt like I helped bring a community together and as someone who loves art in general, it just blew my mind. All my friends that I got to know through discord, tumblr, twitter and now even the people from the Japanese Xenoblade X community. It was soooo overwhelming and I can’t thank everyone enough!!! You guys are amazing!! I’m just an ordinary programmer just trying to make a living and I think all you guys together are one amazing people and the Xenoblade X community is such a wonderful community. And of course your love has also motivated to get back into drawing. Something I never thought I would attempt to do again after 15 or so years of not doing because I felt I would never improve but now I’ve been thinking positively about it.

So I would like to say once again thank you to the Xenoblade X community and for giving me back so much over the years. I really hope you’ve guys enjoyed the content that I’ve created and the amount of hours I’ve put into it to make them possible.  I don’t want to name specifics as I feel that would be very bias but for those that I’ve DMed with on my personal time you know who you guys are.  But I would love excessively say thank you to those and the community. You guys are the ones that motivated me to do all these things and I really mean it. So thank you! You guys as a whole are the most wonderful people I’ve ever known and I want to continue to supporting all of you as much as I can. I just…..

Thank you!!!

Prey & Predator

Hey, here’s that Shark!Ohm & Seal!Bryce thing bc why not.

During his childhood, his parents would always tell him scary stories of the abandoned shipwreck and how people stay away from it as it belonged to a Great White named ‘Ohm’, a rare but deadly being that should never be trusted. Unfortunately, his over the top adventurous friends had forced him to go visit the area for the night as a way to express his own bravery.

“I hate this, I hate them, I hate this, I hate them…” Bryce repeated as he swam closer and deeper into the darkness, he had a few incidents of being stuck between the debris due to the silver seal tail but he managed to squeeze through. With every moment he was closer, the thoughts of being watched crept up in his mind. Finally, he reached his destination. A large hole in the ship, that was clearly torn through violently, seemed to be the entrance of the Great White’s home. Rusted chains were hung along the ship, a shitty decoration choice, Bryce thought. “God, I just hope he’s not close…”

“Oh I’m close alright~” A flirty voice responded, pulling Bryce towards their body. Alarms thundered in Bryce’s head, his eyes shot wide open as they noticed two arms wrapping around his waist and another tail interlocking with his. “Name’s Ohm, you’re very lucky that I’m that hungry for some delicious seal, just not the food way~” Ohm gave a teasing lick on his neck, before giving a small bite. His dirty innuendo and actions made Bryce’s cheeks burn bright with red and shiver. A little moan may or may not have escaped his lips too.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you help me find books similar to The Hunger Games and The 5th Wave? Books that are sci fi based with some survival in it. Thank you so much! Your blog has helped me build my personal library of books :)

*cracks knuckles* Alright, let’s see if I can’t find you some books. 

I’m sure there’s plenty more that would fit what you’re looking for, but here’s some to start off with. I tried to lean towards dystopian type stories with adventure, trying to survive elements. I hope one of these fits the bill of what you want! :D

-The Book Matchmaker

My biggest fear is that i’ll always live a mediocre life and nothing will happen to me and i won’t go on adventures or achieve anything remarkable and i’ll just be another soul among million others doing a boring job… And the fact that this kind of life is actually inevitable scares me even more,,,

I have this 3-4 page poem about building a time machine inside a polar bear (it is literally called “polar bear time machine”). It’s a really lovely adventurous piece that I wrote when I started my book and thought it’d be all about time machines. I’ve been trying to work it into my book and I just don’t think it’s going to happen. I don’t know what to do with it. It’s a homeless poem. I don’t know, does anyone want to read a tragi-comedic poem about a polar bear time machine? It’s not as…experimental and convoluted as much of my other stuff. It’s a love poem if that helps.

I'm really excited for our weekend away

I’ve booked an apartment in my home town that overlooks the sea and is right on the beach. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to stay there.

Because husband is away on our anniversary, Arthur and I are going to stay in the apartments for two nights. It has two bedrooms, a balcony and kitchen/living area.

I cannot wait. We are going to do lots of childhood things that I loved doing growing up. Amusement arcades. Fossil hunting. Eating ice cream in the freezing cold. Climbing to the castle (you can see the whole of the town).The museum. Fish and chips. Building sand castles (again in the freezing cold). Walking along the Victorian drive around the cliff right next to the sea. The swimming pool. Walking around the Victorian boating lake with its ornate Chinese style decoration. There are so many restaurants to eat at and an amazing vegan restaurant I love. I’m going to take movies and books to read on an evening, wrapped up with a glass of wine on the balcony whilst Arthur sleeps.

I feel so nostalgic, I miss my home town. I cannot wait to show Arthur its beauty.

I'm going on vacation!

I’m going to Orlando this week for winter break, just letting you guys know. I am bringing my laptop because I got slammed with projects to do, but if my queue runs out today, it’s because I’m traveling!

Edit: if you want to see my documented adventures, follow me on Snap! JuliaHope17
Say no to bad dates, bad friends, and bad ideas. Stop going out when you’d rather stay in. Don’t do things that make you unhappy. But don’t be afraid to say yes to spontaneous nights out, new adventures, and facing your fears. Because it’s true what they say, life is short, and it’s passing you by right now while you read this. So if there’s anything you want to change in your life don’t wait. This is your moment.
—  If you’re waiting for a sign this is it.

“Just let go and let go my man…. finally you can get your mind- that’s what uh, that’s what this person, whoever the person is, I’m sure that’s what they want right?”     “Yeah, get on with your life!”     “Get on with your life what a gift!”

my favorite is when the boys are genuine and supportive of each other not only bc it is good but because it tears my heart to shreds


I can’t see Albus willingly walking into Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, even for Scorpius, so instead I like to think he stole his brother’s invisibility cloak and whisked Scorpius away on a late night date to the lake. It included a picnic (which was 100% sweets and cakes) and stargazing, because sometimes the most magical moments require no magic at all ♥︎


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PT! From his younger years as an adventurer!

He doesn’t show up often around here, but mostly because he’s going around, doing old-people stuff. But I was recently interested in wanting to draw out what his young life was like as a pirate; Fighting monsters, collecting treasure, building a famous reputation, working as a peace negotiator, a spy, a detective, a vigilante, and even an undercover burlesque dancer at one point.

He’s had quite a life full of thrills, lessons learnt, love lived and lost, hilarious hijinks and competitive rivalry.

Small bonus doodles & adventures:

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