i was too lazy to get new ones

The struggle of wanting a new icon but knowing you’ll never get around to actually making one. For some reason making an original icon has always been super challenging for me like?? It’s just a mini picture on your page??? Why are you making this so difficult??

skam fic rec masterpost

so i love reading fic, its like my favorite pass time and that’s all i’ve been doing for the past three months so here’s a huge fic rec list of some fics that i have read and am currently reading and im in love with

big thanks to fic writers! yall are amazing and so important to the fandom <3

a lot of these authors are also on tumblr im sure but i don’t have all the urls so i’m gonna put the ao3 usernames for now. please if you’re on tumblr and would like your url to be in this instead of your ao3 username, just holla at me and ill change it! <3

(ps i’m so sorry i had to shorten up the summaries on some of them so it wouldnt be too long!!)

(pps i update this very frequently as i read so feel free to come back from time to time to look for any new fics!)

make sure you read the trigger warnings for some fics as they can get angsty

okay here we go :) happy reading <3

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5 a.m. [Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader]

Summary: Inspired by the one time me and some friends went to McDonald’s at 5 a.m. The reader, craving junk food, drags a sleepy Lin out of bed, way too early in the morning. The breakfast menu isn’t up yet. Chaos and shenanigans ensue.

Word counter: 4,474

Warnings: None, just a really sleepy and grumpy Lin. 

Authors Notes: @sunshinemiranda - i cannot believe i got to the chance to collab with ren again??? you guys, this honestly all stemmed from this really cute story she told me and then me (being pushy and annoying as per usual) needed to get in and then this came into being!! we got so attached, we made headcanons for this, unbelievable. i still want to make a prequel. enjoy.

@alexanderhamllton - i got to collab with my girl again, can you guys BELIEVE??? I am so happy with how this turned out, we made a whole lot of headcanons (hence the mixtapes) and we really hope you guys like it! If you want more from this universe PLEASE let us know, because we would love to wirte that! 

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Lin wasn’t expecting his phone to ring at 5 in the morning. He wasn’t expecting anything but a solid sleep that he desperately needed after too many late nights full of work. Funny thing was, life had a screwed up talent at ruining expectations.

His phone lit up in the dark, vibrating against the wooden bedside table with a vicious energy. With a groan, he stabbed a button blindly and brought it to his ear without even bothering to emit a greeting. It was too early for that.

“Lin. Listen, it’s 5 am. You wanna go to McDonald’s with me?”

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Jungkook as a MLM Boyfriend

Jungkook | Namjoon | Hoseok | Jimin | Seokjin | Taehyung | Yoongi

- memes. every day all day 

- he would send you all the best and new memes, can’t have his boyfriend using old and outdated ones 

- jungkook would be very protective of you 

- literally anyone : *gets a little too friendly while talking to you*

  jungkook : *does the tongue thing*

- at the start of your relationship, he’d be really shy about hand holding and stuff, but as soon as he was more comfortable with you he’d be really clingy

- jungkook would enjoy being the little spoon and would be really open about it 

“yea. i like it when my boyfriend cuddles me and strokes my hair, u gotta problem with that buckaroo?”

- lazy days !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- both of you in white t shirts and grey sweatpants, lying in his bed and playing over watch and mario kart all day 

- ends with takeout and thEN MAEKOUT 

- gosh i lvoe him

- when it came to being public, he probably wouldn’t want to make your relationship known to anyone outside of his family/bangtan, just in case any crazy fans did/ said anything harmful to you

-  this mean’t that dates couldn’t really be outside, but laying around and making out all day with him felt just as good as going on a date

- since he’d relatively young and most likely hasn’t kissed more than a handful of people, he’d be like obsessed with kissing you 

- jungkook’s mindset : you just passed a test at college? KISSES. you just beat that one level on super mario? KISSES. you’re just standing there looking gorgeous as hell? KISSESSSSSSS

- you’d constantly tease each other, no harm intended tho

- he’d call you “shorty” and “fuck boi” when he was feeling playful and trying to get a rise out of you

- he’d always make sure to compliment you afterwards, even if he’d only been teasing you for 5 minutes

- can’t have his baby boy feeling anything but gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!

- even though he loved to call you his baby boy, he’d feel really soft and warm on the odd occasion where you called him baby boy

“i just wanna snuggle with you all the time and be with you as much as i can and wow am i tearing up ? because .. i think we might be soulmates???”

- o h MY GO D y’know those memey valentine cards?? that are usually innuendos? yeah he’d send you them all year round 

- this lil snuggle bunny just has so much love for you and loves expressing it 

- loves it when you pamper him with cuddles, kisses, back rubs, blowjobs

- honestly ,, ? ?? you and jungkook would be couple goals 

this ws fun 

tell me which member u want me to do next!

- angus

When you and Haechan kiss for the first time

Thanks so much for requesting! ^^ I absolutely loved writing this >< I hope you like this and if not, please tell me what I could have done differently~

i swear this boy is the worst bias list wrecker ever, please save me from this sweet, awesome, savage, TALENTED AF, savage, cute, HANDSOME AF, awkward boy T-T why has he grown up so fasttttttttt ><

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Fluff that will either make you squeal or just… cringe

Requested by anon ♥

Originally posted by haenyan

“Admit it,” you poked Donghyuck’s side with your finger. “Your heart fluttered a little, didn’t it?”

“I don’t think you are cute,” he stayed stubborn even though you kept poking him with your finger. “It’s time to face the truth _____.”

You looked at him - who was just staring at his phone - for a bit before turning away from him, crossing your arms and letting out a sigh.

You two were on a date that really wasn’t a date since you two just ended up staying home. You were sitting on the sofa side by side and for the past hour you had been trying to make him smile by doing aegyo. It hadn’t been a success as it had only resulted in him throwing his savage lines at you which he usually did.

Donghyuck lifted his gaze from his phone’s screen and glanced at you. You had your back turned towards him and you still had your arms crossed. He couldn’t help but chuckle silently at your behavior. In fact, the past hour had been pretty hard for him. Just to tease you, he had not reacted to your aegyo at all even though it made him want to giggle.

“Are you angry?” he asked and you felt his chin land on your shoulder.

You stayed silent.

“What? Are you giving me the silent treatment?” he asked, pouting.

Without a word you shook his chin off your shoulder. This made him slightly worried.

“You aren’t really angry at me, are you?” he asked, just to make sure.

“And if I am?”

There was a brief silence during which he got up and came to stand in front of you. He crouched down in front of you and looked at you with the most adorable puppy eyes ever.

“Are you sure you can be mad at this face?” he asked, not letting go of his usual behavior.

You held in your smile and turned away. He moved again to be in front of you. He sat down in front of you on the sofa and you looked at him expressionlessly. He pouted.

“You are mind-blowingly cute,” he said with a cute tone.

“I am?” you asked.

He nodded enthusiastically. “Of course.”

You doubted his word. “You don’t sound like you mean it.”

He let out a whiny sound. Then he put his arm around your shoulders and pulled you closer so that you were leaning on to him. That resulted in a silence. You wrapped your arms around him and hugged him with a small smile on your lips.

This kind of situations were very common between the two of you. You would have a playful “fight” and then it would end in a sudden silence. You both knew it was all just for fun so you never took the things you said during those “fights” seriously. And, if the other went too far you’d just say it and it would be resolved quickly.

“______,” he called your name while playing with your hair.

“Hmm?” you hummed, listening to his heartbeat.

“Did you change your shampoo?”

“No, but I’m wearing a new body mist,” you said and looked up at him.

“Hmm,” he hummed. “It’s a little weird.”

“You think?” you straightened up, letting go of him. He just looked at you when you tried to smell yourself. “It’s not that different from my old one though,” you mumbled.

“It’s not a bad scent,” he chuckled at your reaction. “It’s just… new. I’ll have to get used to it.”

You went closer to him and leaned on him again but this time his arm wasn’t around you. He opened his phone. You snatched it away from him.

“Hey,” he said and you giggled, getting up from the sofa with the phone in your hands. “Bring it back!” he whined.

“Come get it,” you showed your tongue at him.

“I don’t want to,” he whined, too lazy to get up from the sofa. He reached his arms towards you. “I’ll cuddle with you if you come here.”

You stopped for a second to think about the offer. “Nah,” you turned it down with a smile.

“Then…” he thought about what would make you give his phone back to him. “A kiss?”

You blushed at the mention of a kiss. You two had been dating for a while now and before you started dating, you were close friends which explains how close you two were around each other despite having dated for only a little while. However, you two had never kissed before. Holding hands and hugging weren’t a big deal for you two anymore but kissing… Even the thought of it made both of you blush a little.

“What are you talking about?” you asked, a little flustered.

“What?” he asked, a little flustered too.

“I don’t want our first kiss to happen like that,” you said before walking back over to the sofa and giving him the phone. “Take your phone back.”

He took the phone and you sat down beside him.

“I’ll just settle with cuddling,” you said and leaned on him. He laughed a little and leaned on you.

You two stayed like that for a while. He talked briefly about how his day had been and you did the same after he had finished. He played with your fingers the whole time. He smiled when you spoke, though you didn’t notice him partly because you were so used to seeing him smile but mostly because you were too busy explaining about your not so exciting day.

“You did?” was the only time he interrupted you. You had told him about slipping on your way home since the roads were covered in ice.

You nodded. “I had the hardest time trying to get up, you know? It took me like five minutes before I could stand again.”

“Did it hurt that much?” he asked, a hint of worry in his voice.

You shook your head. “No, it was just so darn slippery. I couldn’t get up even though I kept trying.”

He chuckled. “I’m sad I couldn’t witness that. It was probably hilarious.”

You scoffed.

“So, how did you manage to get up in the end?” he questioned, looking at you for the first time during the conversation.

“This amazingly handsome young man offered a helping hand,” you said and poked your tongue out. “He was really handsome.”

“Are you sure your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you?” he looked at you, amused.

“Now that I think about it, I think it was just an old man passing by mumbling something about how youngsters these days can’t even walk anymore.”

He burst out laughing.

“It was embarrassing!” you whined.

“Sorry, it just sounds really hilarious,” he laughed. “I would have helped you up immediately if I had been there with you.”

You smiled at his words and he noticed. Without even thinking about it, he leaned closer and pressed his warm, soft lips against yours. You were frozen to place and he pulled away after a bit.

You could only stare at him, surprised.

“I definitely just did that,” he felt giddy about it.

You couldn’t form words. The feeling of his lips on yours lingered on your lips.

“_____?” he called your name after you had been silent for a bit.

“Oh, sorry,” you awkwardly gave a laugh.

“Are you okay?” he asked and only now you noticed that he was blushing quite a bit. You on the other hand felt like your face was red as a tomato.

“Yeah, I’m okay,” you said and looked away, feeling shy to look at him.

“This shyness doesn’t suit you,” he whined since he was used to the you who was very comfortable around him. “Did I ruin the mood?”

“No, no, no,” you shook your head. “I just… didn’t expect that.”

“Same here,” he chuckled a little. “Was it bad for a first kiss?”

You shook your head. “It was nice.”

You both felt a little shy and just started giggling. The giggling continued until Donghyuck leaned in to give you another quick peck on the lips.

Investing in yourself as a Sugar Baby!

Taking care of your mind and body is important especially when you expect men to drop thousands of dollars on you every month for the pleasure of your company! Personally before even thinking about becoming a sugar baby this year, I’ve been taking care of myself for years because appearance is very important in my line of work. Keep in mind that I’m in my late 20s so some stuff you might not even need at this point since most of you are in your late teens or early 20s. Enjoy those years haha well I can’t complain, I have a baby face ;) So here is a list of things I’ve done or I will be starting this year that keeps me looking good and feeling awesome plus it makes for a hot SB:

  1. Manicure + pedicure - I do them professionally in a salon every 3weeks.
  2. Laser hair removal - I’m doing my whole bikini and underarms right now and will start my legs in the next year..shaving is a pain and too much work..laser is painful especially the whole bikini but worth it!
  3. Removing stretch marks - I will do laser for that when I move to LA because those stupid marks on my butt are a pain in the ass for my confidence sometimes..I have awesome 34DD natural breasts but my ass needs some perfecting to be at the same level lol
  4. Removing cellulite - I just finished a 10 weeks treatment with the Velashape 2 in a beauty clinic for my thighs and butt..I think it helped although I only had a low amount of cellulite and it’s still not perfect or all gone..I think I was expecting too much of a VS model’s perfect ass haha drinking water, exercising and eating healthy plus putting firming body cream (I use an expensive one from my clinic with 10% caffeine) everyday helps plus I’ll need to do maintenance treatments every year to maintain the results.
  5. Removing spider veins on legs - I started treatments this year, it helps but spider veins are a recurring issue for women especially with age so I will have to do maintenance treatments every year but it’s very good that I started young even if I didn’t have a lot but the ones behind my knees were bothering me a lot. I have very white skin so my veins show easily haha I need to tan more!
  6. Dermabrasion - I started dermabrasion aka removing dead skin on your face this year..I used to have bad acnee when I was young but now my skin is much better although I still get occasional pimples and don’t have perfect skin without makeup.
  7. Acnee creams recommended by my dermatologist that I apply every day or 2 days - I mostly only have some redness and occasional pimples but the products help for that and to make my pores less visible.
  8. Laser eye surgery - I wear contacts and I’m thinking of doing the laser surgery but I’m not sure since lots of people have horror stories so I’m still thinking about it but being free of glasses and contacts would be awesome..I’m just scared of surgeries and try to avoid them as much as possible.
  9. Spray Tan - I don’t want skin cancer so I prefer spray tan when I need to have a nice tan although the maintenance is a pain in the butt..I sometimes do tanning creams at home since I’m pretty good at applying it but that’s annoying to maintain also.
  10. Gym membership - I started going to the gym finally this year although I have always had a pretty athletic body but since I like to eat wtv I want and I’m getting older lol I need to watch out!!
  11. Personal trainer for the gym - I’m going to get one soon so I can learn what to do to target the issues I want to work on plus it’s good to have someone to motivate you since I’m lazy lol
  12. Martial arts or self defense classes - Personally I do martial arts because it’s for my line of work but also because I love to kick ass. I took some self defense classes years ago and it was amazing..I think every woman should do that especially sex workers and SBs..I actually need to brush up on those moves especially the ones when your assailant is on top of you.
  13. Hair and eyelash extensions - I need to get new hair extensions because the hair dresser messed them up when she cut them although I basically never wear them lol too lazy to put them on every time so I’ll look into other options soon and get a SD to pay for it and for eyelash extensions. Never tried that and want to see how it will look and feel.
  14. Makeup and hair tutorials or classes - I started watching more videos on youtube to learn more tricks especially with hair since I suck but I’m getting a lot better..I might get a future SD to pay a hairstylist to show me 5-10 ways to do my hair haha.
  15. Good hair products and makeup - Start investing in good products that don’t ruin your hair and face..When you can it’s good to invest in more expensive products when they are better quality and less chemicals.
  16. Keeping your body soft like a baby’s skin - I put cream every night on my body to keep my body all smooth and soft plus to keep my boobs, stomach, thighs and ass all firm..better to start young!
  17. Facial creams - Very important to keep your face moisturized plus eye cream is always good to start young..those SDs want a baby face not a face ruined by sun and age.
  18. Drinking lots of water - You need minimum 2 liters of water everyday..I basically only drink water..no coffee or soft drinks but juices on occasion and I do love wine when I go out.
  19. Eating healthy - I need to be more disciplined for that because I like to eat wtv I want although I do eat vegetables and fruits everyday.
  20. Be happy and confident - Keep yourself healthy mentally..those men pay for no drama..I actually tried hypnotherapy by curiosity this year..only did 4 sessions to work on my self-esteem and confidence and it was pretty interesting to realize how I bring myself down sometimes.
  21. Teeth are very important! Having a nice smile attracts people including SDs! - Keep your teeth clean and white..I do my teeth cleaning every 9 months now (instead of 12) plus I bought a whitening kit made for me from my dentist to use at home although my teeth are pretty white already. I had braces when I was young so I have perfect teeth..I wear my night retainer occasionally to keep them straight and perfect. 
  22. Massages and acupuncture - I did both this year and need to start doing massages every 2 weeks for my back lol I’ll get a SD to pay for that!
  23. Investing in a new wardrobe - Dressing the part is important and you need something to wear for all those awesome dates you will be going on! Get a SD or POT to take you shopping and choose classic pieces that you will be able to mix and match and pull off multiple outfits with. If you don’t have anyone to pay for it, take some of your money and start buying some nice pieces or even just adding an accessory to your outfit might make the difference. You don’t have to buy expensive brands (wait for a SD to do that for you), until then buy pieces that are good quality and in solid neutral colors. Go for classy not trashy!
  24. Reading more about current events, finances and how to invest money but also some of those self help books. Be aware of what is going on in the world. - I need to start doing this more because I personally don’t follow the news or politics (too depressing) plus I want to learn how to manage my money. It’s always good to be able to hold a conversation with a SD especially if you go to events with him! You want to be the whole package of looks, brains and personality!!
  25. Learning new skills is important in my opinion plus it keeps you busy and SDs will be impressed by your hobbies, interests and skills. - Personally I love reading, cooking (I want to take some classes to get even better), dancing (I took a lot of different dance classes but I want to learn the waltz and other more conservative dances for black tie events), learning new languages (I speak multiple languages and it always impresses people especially in the US for some reason), etc.. With my line of work, I like to acquire new skills as often as I can so I can add them to my CV and stand out..plus it’s fun!

Ok so I’m going to stop here because this post is freaking long lol I’ll add more if I think about something else but just remember that you are selling a product which is yourself and you need to stand out! Being a SB is not just about looking pretty..you have to be interesting too! I see a lot of SD’s profiles that mention personality and not just looks. So take care of yourself mentally and physically :) You got to invest in yourself (the product) to make money..that’s how marketing and business work and it’s the same with sugar dating! Pay your bills and then use some of that allowance on bettering yourself to catch an even bigger fish (or whale lol)!! Go get them girls! xoxo

Barnes’ Books - chapter 6

Not gonna lie, this chapter is disappointing. I’m sorry. No matter what, I couldn’t get it to flow, it’s all disjointed and I hate it :/ 

I have a plan for the next chapter (when Bucky’s fiancee should appear) but I don’t blame you if you give up after this one. I’m sorry I suck.

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I definitely felt different as I walked out of the hospital. I always tried to be a positive person, although the last few months had really got me down, but I liked to see the good in people.  Knowing that Bucky had seen my picture, and cared enough to think James would like it, that made me feel warm inside. Sure, Bucky was a bit of an ass, but he made his granddad smile, and that did endear me to him.

Yeah, I’ll admit there was a bit of vanity in there too. Hearing ‘you have talent’ was nice. And yes, OK, you win. Bucky was pretty good looking, fine, yes. So knowing he’d mentioned me was a bit of a boost. I’d been dumped! It was nice to be on someone’s radar, even if a little voice in my head was whispering ‘he probably said ‘that crazy cat hair woman who hangs around drew this’…’ Whatever it was, I felt more positive than I had done for a while. I’d wallowed for a while, and while knew the positivity wouldn’t last, I had to make hay while the sun shines and all that. Not that it was, shining that is. Rain again. But that was OK. I splashed back from the hospital to my flat, and decided to take stock.  

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nurseydex where the team doesn't realize they're together

February 20. 936 words.

Derek Nurse is a heartbreaker. You can ask anyone. He himself will tell you that he isn’t, or at least, that he doesn’t try to be, but it’s still true. Nearly everyone who meets Derek falls a little in love with him. Usually, this isn’t too much of an issue. There are plenty of people on the Samwell campus who would love a chance to be with him, but this is different. This is Dex, and Dex is forced to spend a lot of time with him.

If you asked Dex if Derek Nurse is a heartbreaker, he’d say yes. He would tell you all about the girl who tried to get Nursey’s number in Annie’s but failed spectacularly. He would tell you about that guy that Nursey hooked up with at a party once who tracked him down only to find that Nursey didn’t even remember his name. So Nursey has a trail of broken hearts behind him, but Dex thinks his takes precedent. He is the one who has to be around Nursey every day, has to play games and work well with him, has to not openly fight so as not to upset Chowder and occasionally Bitty, who doesn’t get so much upset as he does preachy.

Dex has to act like everything is fine and normal, even while his heart is breaking. Which is dumb, because Nursey doesn’t even know he’s doing it. It’s not Nursey’s fault Dex is in love with him. He’ll just keep going on as normal. Nursey won’t remember when they kissed at a kegster a few weeks ago, and Dex won’t bring it up.

If you asked Nursey if Derek Nurse is a heartbreaker, he’d say no. He might mention how he doesn’t think anyone’s ever really been all that in love with him, or how he’s never even had a serious enough relationship to warrant any broken hearts. He’s had his heart broken a million times, though. It’s being broken right now, by stupid William Poindexter. Dex hasn’t brought up the whole kiss thing, and there’s no way he doesn’t remember it. Dex remembers everything, even when he’s been drunk. That means that Dex doesn’t want to talk about it.

“Feelings are dumb.”

“Oh my God, Nurse, chill. All you ever talk about is Dex.” Lardo is about four seconds from throwing a pillow at his face. Chowder already has.

“I told you Nursey, Dex probably doesn’t want to talk about the kiss because he thinks you don’t remember it. I bet if you went and kissed him right now he’d kiss you back. So stop being a baby.” Lardo high fived Chowder.

“Maybe I will.” Nursey retorts. He’s not going to.

“We were really drunk, Bitty. I don’t think he remembers at all. And I kissed him, he didn’t kiss me. Maybe it was just a friend thing, or something. He doesn’t want to date me or anything.”

“How would you know that, Dex? You’ve never asked him.”

“I can’t ask him because he’ll say no and then I’ll have to face him every day knowing for sure and it will be a mess and-you’ve been there, too. With Jack.”

Bitty sighed. “Jack was a lot harder to read than Nursey.”

Dex couldn’t deny it, but that wouldn’t help his case.

“How about I talk to him too?”

“That… that could work, as long as you promise not to tell him I told you all of this.”

“Oh course not, honey.”

Bitty sighed as Dex walked out of the kitchen.


Bitty ends up talking to Chowder first. If there’s one thing he knows for sure, it’s that if Nursey feels the same way for Dex, Chowder will know about it.

“So, Nursey and Dex.”

Chowder hummed. “Yeah, those two.”

“Don’t you think that Dex seems to really like Nursey?”

Chowder looked at him curiously, like he was trying to figure out what exactly Bitty was trying to get him to say.

“Bitty,” He said excitedly, coming to a conclusion. “We have to get them together! I’ll get Lardo in on it.”

Somehow, getting Lardo in on it also meant getting Holster and Ransom in on it. Team Nurseydex, as Holster dubbed it, was formed. Plan after plan was made, but a week later, they still had nothing.

Meanwhile, Dex got tired of waiting for Bitty to get back to him on the Nursey thing.

Meanwhile, Nursey took some often given advice.

There, right outside of Faber in the early hours of the morning, confrontation occurred.

But Team Nurseydex didn’t know about that, or the kissing that proceeded it. Or the numerous dates that proceeded the kissing. They didn’t know that until, even as they were planning a new strategy, Dex walked into the kitchen.

“What are you guys doing?” He asked, squinting suspiciously. That didn’t mean much, though. Dex is suspicious about everything.

“Nothing.” Chowder replied easily.

“What about you?”

“Getting a snack for Nursey. He’s too lazy to get off the couch and get one for himself.”

“You’re with Nursey right now?”

“Yes? Of course I am, neither of us have class and we haven’t had- wait, you guys don’t know?”

“Know what?!”

“Nursey, can you come in here, babe?”

“Babe?” Ransom silently mouthed to Holster, who quietly said “fine.”

“Deeexxx I told you I didn’t want to get up I’ve had a long daaayyyy.”

“Nursey, the team doesn’t know that we’re dating.”

“Oh?” Nursey tilted his head, and his sleepy eyes got wider.

“Well, we’re dating, guys. Solved that. Now come back and cuddle.”

“What the fuck?” Team Nurseydex chorused in unison.

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poliearbear  asked:

This blog is incredible. Any chance you might look at the most recent redesigns Tamora Pierce's Song of Lioness series? I have Opinions on them, but they're also strongly tinged by outrage that they dared to change the design from the version I had growing up.


In some ways, this is a perfect follow-up post to my Earthsea tirade: another classic fantasy series that has been graced with some distinctly vintage #looks. In fact, it’s really worth going over some of the old designs before we get to the new one, so let’s explore.

FIRST UP we have some charming vintage covers! (i was too lazy to date all these so idk circa what year). These seem to have been pretty widespread, so it may be what you’re referring to re the style you grew up with, asker? Anyway, these are adorable. Do I take them seriously? Not really, the style is mad dated, but who cares. They’re super fun, and the illustrations are exciting and colorful and very specific to actual elements in the story. As a kid I would have eaten that shit up, and in the 90s, I’m sure this was the height of fantasy book design.

NEXT. (and I’m sorry they’ve been cropped on the sides, but I think we get the idea) (in case it was unclear I just rip these from google, I don’t compile all these images myself LMAO) I’m generally not a fan of ‘boxed in illustration w very simple type below/above it’: It’s boring, design-wise, though it’s also inoffensive and hard to fuck up. But the illustrations are really lovely and vivid; I love how scrappy Alanna looks and how we get a real sense of peril and drama and grit without literally making everything dark, or sapping it of its whimsy.

TIME FOR SOME TRULY HEINOUS ONES. These beauties below, where Alanna is being really chill about clearly having been set on fire and is also apparently living in a post apocalyptic wasteland, came out in 2010, aka the height of the paranormal YA romance craze.

You can’t tell at all, obviously.

Nope, no influence here. Bella Alanna looks totally normal with absurd photoshopped lighting/effects and her two brooding love interests who would never be mistaken for vampires. (fun fact, when you google image search “song of the lioness new covers” half the results are this single image, because the internet has devoted a LOT of blog space to going WTF at it over the years. but seriously, wtf is that shirt she’s wearing?)

And we have these, where they couldn’t be assed to do more than one illustration, or to…. put…. a shirt on her? even though she’s wearing a cloak? Where did the rest of her hair go? Shouldn’t we be seeing an indication of boobs, with that much of her chest exposed? It’s been a long time since I read these so correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t her Magic Necklace for contraceptive purposes? Is that the thing we want to devote an entire book cover to? Whatever its purpose, why does it look like that? At least the twilight covers still had alanna holding swords on them rather than inexplicable quasi-nudity.

Also, this is the collected edition that I read when I was like 13, and I am biased, but I think it’s the best:

it captures the bright, kitschy, vintage-illustration feeling of a lot of the old covers without actually being kitschy or vintage. It has the upbeat cool-lady-knight-on-an-fun-adventure vibe that the Twilight covers are missing. The type knows what’s up and is chilling, letting the illustration do its thing while still being integrated w it. 10/10.

There are tons of others, but I think that’s sufficient context, so let’s look at the new-new covers:


Usually I’m pro-abstraction and anti-putting the characters on the cover, because that tends to be the obvious, unimaginative solution. However, unlike my feelings about the Earthsea books, I think making the the Lioness series appeal to children is actually a worthwhile endeavor, and to that end, I think it’s kind of a shame to lose the imagery of Alanna herself swinging swords around, which really does have a unique appeal. Especially since the first book is literally ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE. You’re being sold on the character as much as the story.

But for what we have, I…. almost like it? All the text is really well-balanced, to harken again back to the Earthsea conversion on Series Title Vs Actual Title, and the intricate framed woodwork thing with different color schemes as an overarching structure is working for me. The detailing is worth looking at up-close:

But up close we also notice my Problem which is the fact that these objects are photomanips, instead of illustrations. It might be argued that this is a matter of taste/ preference, but here, I don’t think it is; I think illustration was a real opportunity to be stylistically interesting/integrated with the rest of the cover and it was wasted on…. this subpar photograph of a horse.

Publishers seem to shy away from illustration on YA fantasy covers. I’m not sure why: we get plenty of trendy (mostly simplified or abstracted) illustration on YA contemp, Illustration has always been a major mainstay of middle grade covers, and art a la Uprooted/any Gregory Maguire book or the ADSOM series is sort of a Thing for adult fantasy right now, but YA fantasy is having a moment with typographically-driven covers, and, eternally, an ugly affair with photomanip. I can’t say for sure that the designers of these Lioness covers were “aiming YA” but…. Subpar Photograph of a Horse is making me think they are, or are at least taking cues from that genre. Anyway, that’s kind of a tangent but it is A Bummer Generally.

Of the four images, the shield is working the best and the cat is working the worst. They’re not terrible by any means, but they’re awfully generic-feeling, and lack any particular sense of depth or dynamism. Overall, this is one of those times where my critiques leave the realm of Concrete Terms and Measurable Inadequacies into something more ephemeral, but I feel like Lioness series covers, at their best, encapsulate a whimsy and a warmth that these just…. lack, even though I don’t really have any major fights to pick with the design. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

i tell him the summer has been good to me
i have been repeating those same words to a lot of people lately
like a spell
like maybe if I say it enough it becomes true

i’m not lying
summer has been good movies
true friends
good food
water all around me

but I’m still stuck
still biding my time to break off my shell and
on some days I remember

the songs that tell me to breathe
and I can feel it thinning

but on days like today I can feel another layer forming
pick up the pieces of all my self-implosions
and build another monument to

a p a t h y  |  i n e r t i a  |  f e a r

one more thing to destroy later
stack the odds against me
one more time
maybe I just like the
“me against the world”
of it all

i tried counting my days this year
making them matter
the month is not even over yet
i lost count already
i can’t make myself get past this stickiness
i can’t make myself
i can’t make myself

he tells me he never gets tired
i know it’s also only half-truth
but i forgive him because
he believes in spells too

he teaches me one in a lazy sunday
says i have to believe
i can’t get the words right
or the faith
so i scream instead
until my throat burns
i don’t care
it feels like healing

so january was
loud music and
deafening silence
and tears
but also poetry and
a fire in your belly that tells you to go forward
and has the voice of a seventeen-year-old boy
that calls you dude

—  sky talks in january // julia m.
Dating Yoongi would be like:

-it would take him some time to finally ask you out after he realizes how he feels about you

-he would choose his words carefully and I think he would put much thought into it

-napping together and cursing everyone when they wake you up but you’re still too lazy to get up and get your revenge

-you sometimes think of your naps as dates let’s be honest

-performing ‘’I need you’’ in the middle of your living room and you rolling on the floor laughing half of the time because of his singing   it’s actually your favorite thing ever

-fighting over his neck pillow

-you getting the same one at the end and and introducing it to him as your new lover  him sighing and saying you can’t use his own methods against him like that

-giving him cute little pecks on the nose

-constantly asking him why he’s not wearing bandanas anymore so he ends up wearing it one day just to stop you

-you ruffling his hair and squealing because you forgot how cute he actually looks while wearing them  you didn’t actually forget, you just buried it deep in your mind so you can get some sleep at night

-him teaching you to play basketball and you admiring his legs in basketball shorts

-him sending you a judging stare when you join maknae line in things like having an improvised fashion show or re-enacting BigBang’s new MV

-you watching every single one of their Bangtan Bombs pointing out his ‘’unamused’’ and ‘’judging you hard’’ faces and laughing even more when you actually get the chance to see one in person after he realizes what you are doing

-sarcasm so much sarcasm…

-warm hugs while he’s wearing one of his fluffy scarfs and him putting one end of it around your neck and you two just staying close like that for a long time since neither of you wants to pull away

-him gladly letting you wear his jackets

-using his gummy smile whenever he wants you to do something-‘’Damn it Yoongi! You know I can’t say no to a gummy smile!’’

-proud version of gummy smile when you manage to rap along to Cypher

-you and Taehyung screaming lyrics, dancing weirdly in the corner and overall being the crazy fans while he and the the rest of the rap line are rapping to Cyphers during practice

-you don’t even know what you’re fangirling over more…Cyphers or Yoongi looking sexy as fuck while rapping

-answering each other’s questions  with ‘’swag’’ just because

-’’What did you just do Min Yoongi?!’’-’’…..swag.’’

-’’(Y/N), where’s the pudding I left in the fridge?’’- ‘’…swag.’’

-he probably has a whole notebook with songs written for you

-you’re one of his biggest inspirations infires man and just your smile can make him want to write a song about it

-you preparing him a relaxing bath after he comes back from practice and somehow you end up with him in it, sitting between his legs while he rests his chin on your shoulder

-his tongue sending you to Hong Kong  what am i doing

-lazy morning sex

-not being able to walk tomorrow after he decides to be dominant

-sitting in his lap while he’s working in the studio and probably falling asleep cuddled up to him

-being really nervous while telling you he loves you for the first time

-being even more nervous while he’s showing you a song he wrote about you

-late night conversations and you falling asleep while listening to his voice

-not exactly a jealous type but always has your hand in his when you two are out so no one can actually get the idea of approaching you

-understanding each other without any words being spoken

-clinging to you when he’s really tired and whispering ‘’I love you’’ just before he drifts off to sleep

-he would make sure to understand your way of thinking and although he’s not the type to constantly repeat how much he loves you he would show his feeling for you through his actions and I seriously can’t imagine something more perfect and I don’t know if it’s just me

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into watercolors?

Hey pal! Sorry I took so long to answer this! Pictured above is my watercolor set (It’s a Windsor Newton, but I used to use Crayola sets and you can too if you wanna be cheap), and the two brushes I use almost exclusively

As you can see, it’s a disgusting mess of colors (my style has been described as “muddy” more than once T-T Don’t do what I do kids, actually wash your brushes between colors (or be lazy and don’t———- maybe you’ll create a new color)

Basically, just get your brush wet, mix up some colors, and do a lot of experimenting! Nothing in nature is just one solid color, and going hogwild with a paintbrush will either get you the perfect vibrant gradient for a leaf in sunlight or a bird in flight or at the very least drab “earthy” or “natural” tones for your next rock or lizard blending into a rock. Basically, you win every time!

But uh, The wetter your brush, the more easily you can blend colors, and if you’re laying color over a large area, that’ll be important if you don’t want it coming out all uneven. A drier (and fine-tipped) brush is better for details. There’s lots of “cheats” you can do though; I do a lot of dappling with a slightly damp brush for a scaly texture, for example.

It helps a /lot/ to have a nice well defined outline too. Just be careful and patient in painting between the lines. This doesn’t apply to ALL watercolor, of course, but treating it like a coloring book can make it a lot less intimidating (and you don’t have to worry as much about defining things if you’re a muddy disaster like me)

And of course, like drawing, you /will/ naturally improve with practice. I promise. There are lots of ways to paint, and these sorry excuses for tips are just from my perspective, but I hope they were to some extent encouraging!

This is a photo of my tattoo right after it was done. It’s a year old now, but I’m too lazy to take a new photo. I’d count it as a bad tattoo, it looks like sharpie or that I got bored in class, but I love it anyway. The rest of my tattoos are gonna be good tattoos (I’m in love with girly traditional).

You can have a “bad tattoo”, admit it, and still love it. I’d hate this tattoo on anyone else lol, but this one’s “for me” (when I met Frank Iero I got him to scribble a picture to be my tattoo). I don’t expect anyone else to like this tattoo, and I understand criticisms of it.

Weekly Updates (Please Read)

1) This has been a very crazy week. I’ve been going non-stop. On Tuesday I had a job interview, and I ended up getting the job. It’s a full time position for the 2017-2018 school year, which means I’ll be moving at the start of August. I’m very excited about it. There may even be an apartment tour video. If I do that, it’ll be on the crafty panda blog.

2) Speaking of @crafty-panda I finished my second attempt at the Wonder Woman dress and I love it so much more than the original. I’ve just been too lazy to take pictures. But expect that, and pictures of my Yona dress soon.

3)I have written next to nothing this week I’m hoping to get some stuff done this weekend but who knows.

4) Friendly reminder I am starting a new job on Tuesday which means I might not respond as quickly as I usually do. Just a heads up.

On to the good stuff

5) I recently put out all the mobile master lists. Everything has been updated. The first official part of when Eyes meet will be out this week.

6) Your husband is a superhero has one more part and then it’s done!!!!

7) New parts of Bat-Aunt, Princess of Themyscira, and ROBIN’S NEST are ready to go!!!!

8) More big news, the first part to Damian’s soulmark au has been finished (insert dance here) It is going to be soooo freaking cute.

9) I’m bolding this one because I need help. I’m looking to update the theme for this blog, @crafty-panda and @teachingpanda. This means I’m looking for banners to be made, color schemes, any ideas. I suppose I’m looking for a designer LOL. Only thing that is staying the same is the duck icon for uncpanda. Message me if interested

10) Finally the biggest news of all, we found out this week that Mama Panda does NOT need Chemo, only radiation. This is such a blessing, we are so  happy about it. It mean’s we’re just that much closer to being done!

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before deleting this blog I did a follow forever when i reached 700+ so ima do the same for the new blog. btw- i got too lazy to make a banner for this sooo- oH aND, do nOOOT get offended if you’re not tagged pleassse. i love all the blogs i follow obv. but these are the ones i will be following fOREVER- aka the title !!! okay let’s get started. (and idc if we’re mutuals or friends like- sorry, but this is my honest opinion of who i’d be following forever :/)

P.S. There are blogs I didn’t tag bc they’re like- photography blogs and stuuuff so idk…i just didnt tag them bc i feel like it would be awkward okay yeah.

A - D

@accordingtoyourheartt @allisxn69 @aquariusatnight @arcticmonkeysproblems @asabutterfielded @asunseenasmillard @bbycreep @blackbearvevo @catwhiskers-and-daydreams @changesxnight @crushsuggestions @curllyshepard @darknpretty @darryqueen6783 @denying-dallys-death @dumb-shuck-writer 

E - H

@elle-girly-vintage @embrace-the-peculiar @faptorquest @finlaymacmilln @googbyemike @greaseraesthetics @greasers-with-glitter @greasy-ask @greasycurtis @hairgreaseandsunsets @highqueenaime 

I - L

@impracticaltrash @incorrectmphfpcquotes @incorrectoutsidersquotes @incorrectpersona4quotes @inner-jedi @james-franco-source @johnnythegreaser @leafsea @lewisrockets @likezoinksdarry @littlewolfdiaries @livelifebystayinggold @lostloop @lovestonedghost 

M - P

@mvttdillon @namocchi @naotoacedetectiveshirogane @neonfreckles @nothinggoldwillstay @ohmy80s @ohxmsbelieverx @panesthetic @patrick-swayze @paul-danka-memes @peculiarheadcannons @protecting-the-smols @puni-nyannn @pureoutsiderstrash

Q - T

@rwby-daily @scofielld @sirencalypso @smellslike-teengrunge @spaccedoutt @sxeworldwide @talk–greasy–to–me @theoutsidersdirtyimagines @thesassyswingdancer @timcurlyshepard @tuffcurtis @tuffoutsiders

U - X

@umbrella-lady @unavian @veggiestreehugger @velvetbltch @venushasnothingonyou @weissrose @westleythepirate @whiskeylullabies @windrixvillle @worshipgifs 

thanks for 700+ @ all my followers :)

so no one asked but today I was dumping out my pencil pouch and I was like “hey since I’m out of ideas let’s do a what’s in my pencil pouch” bc I’m an uncreative shit

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💙 pencil pouch:
kipling fabian cosmetics & pen case

pencils (from top to bottom):
✏️ pilot uni alpha-gel shaker 0.5 mechanical pencil x2 (aka those pencils everyone was obsessed with in elementary school and I was too lazy to get new pencils)
✏️ papermate clearpoint 0.7mm mechanical pencil (the ones that you never buy and find on the ground bc me)
✏️ pentel e-sharp 0.5 mechanical pencil (also found it on the ground lmao)

pens (from left to right):
🖋 muji 0.38mm capped gel pen x2
🖋 muji 0.38mm hexagonal polycarbonate gel-ink ballpoint pen
🖋 some random green + yellow pens from china
🖋 papermate inkjoy 0.7 gel pen x2
🖋 sharpie fine point pen x2

🖌 zebra mildliners x5

⚜️ bic wite-out brand ez correction tape
⚜️ pentel hi-polymer latex-free eraser

also I cracked my phone screen yesterday and repair is $130 bc it’s an iPhone 7 🙃

SUNMOON POKEDDEX DAY 12 - Favourite Fighting Type: Passimian

I was too lazy to scan this so it’s a bit late. Anyway, Passimian is so cool. Lemurs are very nice so it was nice to get a Pokemon based on one. Cool design and all, should train one at some point. What I especially enjoy is how the behavior and social interactions is described in the games, it gives a whole new level of depth.