Ran with the notorious Deadlock Gang as a teenager, a gang so strong it had lasted nearly a century and needed to be taken care of by Blackwatch. Trained under Gabriel Reyes at 17, joining Blackwatch where they only accept the best of the best. Extremely skilled with a gun, fires a revolver as if it were a sniper, and can lock onto targets with deadly accuracy without any known enhancements (see: a tactical visor, prosthetic, cybernetic eye) and in the dark as well. Can sit atop a train moving 640 kilometers per hour with ease, and has a bounty on his head bigger than both Junkrat and Roadhog's combined.
"wow gee oh golly darling i'm making a whole mess of myself what a complete shame ive absolutely retired and am completely useless in even the most basic maneuvers because of how rusty i am wow partners it's a sure good thing im gay and married to hanners and say a bunch of cutesy phrases and make lots of cowboy jokes along with m' hat otherwise there's no real tactical advantage in keeping a liability around. lovable and useless, can't even hold my own in combat but that archer sure as hell ain't ugly"
Hi! So I was wondering. How to say if someone is an INTJ. I mean, I know all the basics and stereotypes, but what in the reality? Is there possibility to recognize them at spot? I'm an ENTP and I truly dream of some nice, typical INTJ to waltz into my life ;;
I am struggling with this myself. But, you know, the process I’ve learned is like this:
Typing Your Average INTJ
The person under question of being an INTJ is often quiet in most conversations, but very confident and oftentimes sarcastically/sardonically funny when they do pipe up
You often have no doubt that they’re an NT type…they’re pretty intellectual and will make sure you know that they are
Often not dressed according to any sort of trend. They usually dress for comfort or display some sort of interest of theirs
My INTJ boyfriend is really into Star Wars and America in general and always wears shirts with death stars and Darth Vader and American flags on them
Another INTJ I know never dresses in anything but a sweatshirt and jeans, just depends on their will to express themselves (though in the middle of summer this INTJ will wear Rush t-shirts quite often to display his love of the band)
Hair is usually standard or unkempt. This type is not one to want to maintain and style their hair a certain way every day–that’s out of the question
Often have some sort of “autistic touch” behavior as my ENTP friend says–will have weird “ticks” like scrunching their eyebrows a lot or picking at the soles of their shoes (even on dates/formal meetings/AKA no social awareness)
They’ll be aware of their little ticks and such but are 9 times out of 10 absolutely fine with it. I dunno, as an Fe user that would drive me insane, but to INTJs it’s just being themselves and they’re A-ok with that. This is one thing I particularly really love about INTJs for whatever reason
They have a death glare. They don’t know that they do it, but they stare at random people while in deep thought and really scare certain people because they think the INTJ is glaring at them, but in reality they’re just thinking about what it’d be like if British imperialism was revived, only this time in space
Alright, stereotype time, they’re usually pretty arrogant or boastful about their intellect and will make you feel like you’re an ant compared to their giant mental prowess
They will tell you you’re dumb if they think you’re dumb. Brutally honest folks here, y’all
That being said, if they’re super healthy INTJs, they may be nicer and less “mean” with their words and be careful with word choices, but the gist is the same
Hi Diane! I've been a huge fan of yours since middle school (thank you for making that time more bearable). "A Wizard Abroad" has always been my favorite, and I'm rereading it for the umpteenth time right now. I'm finding myself interested in learning more about Celtic mythology. Do you have any books/authors you could recommend? Thanks!
…Here’s what our present Irish-myths-&-legends shelf looks like:
— This is quite basic stuff. If I needed anything really complex, rare or obscure, I’d check the online catalog for the library at Trinity College (which is one of Ireland’s legal deposit
/ depository libraries and has copies of every important book published
here in the last couple of centuries, along with many much older ones),
or the National Library of Ireland (ditto).
listing of the above: (NB: I’m excluding the relatively modern fiction
[the Stephens] and the Welsh, Scots and Orkney material from the list to
keep things clear.)
THE TAIN, Thomas Kinsella (a modern translation of the Tain Bo Cuailgne, and widely thought to be one of the best)
I said, this is a goodish basic library. There are of course hundreds
if not thousands of books on Irish folklore out there, some of them
excellent and some of them pretty worthless. The only way to find out
which is which is to get a basic grounding in the subject and then start
feeling your way forward.
*These three were
published by Colin Smythe, who besides being Terry Pratchett’s publisher
and agent, is also an Irish-literature scholar of considerable repute.
I've been hesitant to ask anything here but, I've been struggling when it comes to drawing and coloring. I'm not sure how to get better. I've asked for tips many times and well just practice is all I get. Heh. I'm really trying. I'd just like some way of helping myself. Is there a way too?
Hmm. Okay, this is going to be a LOOOOOOONG POST.
I don’t know how much advise I can offer but I will tell you what helps me, and how I colour. I’ll break it down into sections. XD
I very much recommend live drawing. Particularly for anatomy. Live drawing helps you learn the basic structures of the human body. How the skin folds, how joints bend and move, how to gain perspective. It trains your brain and makes you able to draw a lot better, a lot faster and more accurately.
With anatomical drawing: Do break it down into shapes and lines. Shapes and lines are your friends in drawing.
Like, the shape of the basic human ribcage can be described like a shape of an egg. Artists like Leonardo De Vinci broke down the anatomical forms of the human body into basic shapes.
Lines helps you gain movement into the body. They, along with shapes, are you basic frame for anatomical drawing.
Don’t be afraid of failure or mistakes. If a drawing failures or has mistakes, then it’s something you’ve learnt. You can then apply what you know now from your to a new drawing.
Drawing style does very from person to person. But looking at comic artists styles can be a great source of inspiration. And maybe mix styles up.
I’d say my style is like a combination of Naruto and Deadman Wonderland.
With time, drawing style does develop and it does. Like, mine has changes so much within a year.
This one was made on the 5th of January 2016.
And then there’s this one:
This was made on the 6th of January 2017.
They may be subtle changes, but anatomically speaking, it’s a lot better than last year.
Let’s use a visual example to explain this:
Colouring is really dependent on the style of the artist. For any tips with digital colouring, always have separate layers from your base colour and your shading.
As you can see, I love layers. I am very thankful for them. And use a lot of them.
So I always start with a layer for base colours:
For my shading style, I prefer to use cell shading, so sharp lines and blocked colours to represent tone. However, instead of using a black colour as my shading, I think about what colours would be suitable for the setting and lighting of a scene. So, say the lighting or scene was more pigment with reds and oranges, then I’d want the same colours for my shading (and highlighting).
The darkest red in the top right side is my shading colour, whilst the two on the two of the left (the lighter coloured reds) are more to be used for highlighting.
When setting my layers, I set them to “Multiply”, and turn the opacity to about 50-70%. Up to you.
I usually make two layers of shading, one for the main and primary shading:
And another for secondary:
And one other layer for highlights. For highlighting, I set the layers settings to “add” or “add (glow)”. Some programs may call it something else, like Sai calls it “luminosity”.
It may not seem much, but it definitely brightens up the eyes and the shine of the metal neck (brace?).
It just gives your character more dimension and lil’ touch of realism. Whether you decide to have soft or cell shading is up to you.
Once you’ve feel happy with it, you can always add any extra effects.
So, usually to brighten up the colours and the character, I use similar colours on a separate layer, and set that layers setting to “overlay”. Again, set that to around 50-60%. But it’s up to you.
And for effects like the magic, I use the “add (glow)” layer setting again. For colour, I use the most vibrant red on my colour pallet. So the one on the top left.
Now, something that my lovely friend Cross taught me. When I know I’ve finished everything, but want to give it a bit more “oomph”, then I make a duplicate of the completed drawing, use a “gaussain blur” and set the opacity to about 60-80%. Once that’s done, I go to edit and use a “colour balance” effect.
Giving me this result. It just gives the drawing more charisma and “badassery”.
How you shade and colour is entirely up to you. It is a practice thing, but it doesn’t hurt to experiment with other techniques.
I’m not very skilled when it comes to soft shading, with the exception of some architectural backgrounds (sometimes). But I can definitely see the appeal.
Say @kiacii for example, rather than cell shading, she uses soft shading that almost has a sharp edge. She uses SAI and the ’shade’ setting of her layer. And her drawing and colouring style is stunning. With just subtle changes in colour and layer settings, it really makes her work come to life. Which is one of the reasons I hold her so highly.
Brush type is really up to you and which you feel most comfortable with. Or experiment.
I really can’t do traditional comics. So instead I save the comics for digital, and use traditional mediums like oil paints, acrylics, watercolours, inks etc. for traditional life painting.
One of my artist studies on Melanie Rothman’s paintings.
Pencil portrait of my friend from school.
It seriously takes practice and patience. But you can do it :D I hope this helps xDD
hi! i keep seeing you reblog stuff about women and fic and i just want to say: i was that 14 year old girl who read gay fic and swore up and fucking down i was as straight as they come because i was fucking TERRIFIED like i dreamt about kissing a girl once and i basically refused to sleep because if i didn't sleep i wouldn't think about kissing girls and i'd still be normal. fanfiction literally helped me come to terms with myself and i'm pretty sure i'd still be in denial if i'd never found it
Oh anon, let me tell you, I was that 14 year old girl too. Though I was … haha, I had a longer way to go.
I used to be the most homophobic, vile little piece of shit. I’d make posts on fanficrants (once I got a livejournal, which was, uh, when I was 17-18) about how characters weren’t GAY what was WRONG with fangirls? I’d complain to my friends about how not everything had to be gay. I would watch shows (mostly anime) as a teenager and muse about how I didn’t GET why people made the stuff between Male Character 1 and Male Character 2 gay.
The first completed original piece of fiction I wrote, which I finished when I was 16, was incredibly fucking gay – I still have it, all 236 handwritten pages of it, and good lord. None of the characters in it act even remotely straight. I had an assignment as a 12 year old in art class to design a cartoon character and I basically designed an incredibly butch lizard. Pitching it to myself as “trying to understand why people ship gay stuff,” I wrote an uncompleted piece of original fiction (before the first completed one) that just involved literally everybody being gay. My mother and I had a small tiff about it without talking directly about it, just her saying she knew the sort of stuff I wrote in my spare time. My gayness was always there. I just didn’t know it.
By the time I was 17 I was aware that maybe I wasn’t really … completely … straight, but as a deep-set Mormon in the middle of “the Mormon corridor” (Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) I shoved it out of my mind and tried not to think about it, until my first girlfriend confessed to me once during a sleepover and I confessed back.
A lot of my self discovery process at that time was through fanfic. I’d been really noisy and annoying about how much I didn’t ship one (canon-intended) gay ship in my fandom of the time, Fire Emblem, and I wrote a 2000-ish word piece about that ship just using it to explore my own sexuality, my conflicted feelings about it. The deeper I dug into fandom to try and work out my feelings, the more comfortable with myself I became. It didn’t matter if it was m/m or f/f. I tinkered with both. I realized that I’d always kind of shipped Rei/Usagi from Sailor Moon, and just sold it to myself as caring a lot about their friendship. My first girlfriend and I, long before we confessed to each other, had shyly admitted we were both sort of interested in Kurama/Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho. I ran a fanfic competition (back when those were a thing) in one of my main fandoms and the winning fic made me cry with feelings I hadn’t understood at the time, but did now.
I’m never going to buy into the purity discourse about what women – straight, gay, bi, whatever – should or shouldn’t ship, what characters are “healthy” for them to identify with, what fiction they are or aren’t supposed to consume, because in those years of my life, fandom was my only outlet. I still remember being 19 and making a terrified post on my livejournal about being bi (which I thought I was, at the time). How unhappy and uncomfortable I was with myself. How for years I told myself I hadn’t really loved my first girlfriend and, for a long time, even refused to call her my first girlfriend or my ex. How fandom is where I found other women like me, writing gay stuff like the stuff I was getting more and more interested in. Fiction is an important tool to help us discover ourselves. That doesn’t end when you get to fanfiction just because it’s based on already-existing work. (If anything, doesn’t that make it even more of a tool to discover ourselves?)
So yeah. I’ve been there. And because I’ve been there and it was what made me discover who I was, I’m always going to support women getting to have that same experience. I often think of myself as a late bloomer in terms of my gayness, but the fact is there are people discovering themselves out there every moment of every day. Some younger than me. Some older than me. And they should all have that chance.
No matter what I do, I can't make myself try in school. I'm a solid B student, but I know if I applied myself fully,instead of procrastinating until the last minute and handing in first drafts, I could be a ninties student. Ugh. I keep fucking myself over. Advice?
Hiya there! omggg i understand. i really do. this happens to me too :(( thing is procrastination strikes at times just as this & youve got so much potential & can easily score well. but dont worry, with some time, hard work & patience you can tackle it! i haven’t put the basic things you find on websites cuz you prolly know/ read em. i put a few things i use & find helpful. (sry if somethings sound harsh, it’s just that being honest is the best thing you can do to combat procrastination)
do you have a goal in life? a thing you’re working towards? maybe an ambition, or something personal that you want to achieve in life? everyone you sit down to study & feel like you dont want to, remember it. think of it. remember why you stared in the first place. maybe if you dont have a career choice for yourself yet, maybe have some small goal. for egs i want to be happy in life. if that’s your goal, do something that makes you happy. prioritize things that make you happy.
a lyric by eminem i stand by: ‘look if you ever had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?’
procrastination is the thief of time. i know its cliché lol but look at it this way; you have 2 weeks for an exam, you can either spend 2 weeks spreading out your work load and studying OR you can spend everyday wasting time & cramming in the last 2 days.
what’s something that you procrastinate doing? like for me its reading books or youtube or just scrolling through tumblr. i cut out reading books during exam time & read only at night. i cut out youtube during exam time as well. tumblr is something i come to once a day fr a few minutes. this all took time & it wasn’t easy. so cut out things that you procrastinate on. one by one. every small action matters.
try the pomodoro method. give this a read & try it. you can download the app as well!
read this from this awesome site: “ I have friends who almost never let themselves do the really fun things they want to do during the semester. They’ll talk about how much they want to play a certain game or watch a new movie, but when I suggest that they just go play it, they’ll say: “I really can’t; I have way too much homework and I’d feel guilty.” Five minutes later, though, I’ll see them scrolling through their Facebook feed. I call this low-density fun. Scrolling through your news feed or watching a few funny videos on YouTube is easy, and it’s sort of fun to do. However, because it’s so easy and feels so unlike “real” fun, it’s easy to not feel guilty about it – which leads to a lot of procrastination. The solution? Commit to having your high-density fun. If you want to play a video game later, commit to starting it at 8 p.m. Then, make sure all your work is done by then. Let your high-density fun create a deadline that propels you into focused work. “
a quote i LOVE: “effort never betrays you”
try the 2 minute method. study for JUST 2 minutes. and then maybe just 2 more minutes? then maybe just 2 more! trick your brain like this. trick your brain into thinking that studying is actually fun & that you’d want to do it just for 2 more minutes & keep going on. it really works for meeee!
try this study method:
do the easiest or most fun thing the first
then do the hardest
then the 2nd hardest
then something that HAS to be done
then finish off with something easy & fun!
eat the frog lol pls not really if you have something which you HATE doing, do that first. finish that first & then go ahead with the rest.
is there something you really like doing? for egs if you loooove chocolate, you can buy a small stash & keep it away. then you sit down & do some work & then IF and ONLY IF you’re satisfied with yourself, indulge in yourself. if you’re unhappy with the work done, do not take it.
if youve got a lot of things to do, make a timetable for yourself or a to-do list. also allocate an hour of activities/ exercise/ something you can do to get fresh air. it gets the blood flowing & helps a lot!
if its a subject you hate: just using my egs here, i hate physics & I’m bad at it but doing sums & questions make me happy cuz then with some hard work, i get the correct answer! so if you have a subject such as this, try to do something which helps you get an answer which might motivate you!
if you’re an audio learner (you can find you which type of learner you are here) try listening to some videos while you jog/ exercise. Khan academy (an app) lets you download the videos you want and u can listen to em offline. they’re really really good!!
if you know what type of learner you are, study using those methods!
think of the effort you have put in, in the past few years!! youve been in school for so long & if you dont put in the effort for this year, you’re basically wasting the time you spent in the past few years!
think of the effort, time & money your parents put to get you this education. work hard & make em proud ☺️
do you have a park in your area/ a coffee shop/ library? go there, DO NOT GET WIFI!!! delete all the games off your phone a well if you want to, & study there.
think of all that you can do for this world. youve got so much potential & so much to give. why waste it? if you ever fail in anything, that is okay, you can always try again! just remember, its the effort that counts.
be a sincere student. you’re not only lying to your teachers, you’re lying to your parents & yourself.
if it really gets out of hand, call your mum/ dad/ sibling t sit with you in the same room & study while they’re there, or better, teach them! that way they can call you out when you’re wasting time.
switch off your wifi modem? ask ur family members if its okay lols
give ur phone/ computer/ tablet/ etc to your patents, tell em to lock it in a cupboard & not give it to u. tell them to hide the key as well 😂
study with friends if that helps you! prom each other when you waste time
try fear? the day before your exam, work up all the things that might happen if you dont do your exam well or if you dont study. that might get your motors running? warning: this is kinda pessimistic. this is not for everyone. also if you have anxiety pls ignore this
remember, just be you. having fun is no crime but trying to escape your responsibilities is well kinda. try to get eternal happiness NOT momentary happiness.
do not let the toxic mixture of laziness & fear mess everything up
make a good timetable if you’d like & stick to it. again u can force your fam to help u
discipline is MUST. try to follow a strict routine! “suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
do NOT compare yourself to others.
everybody makes mistake, everybody has those days but the goal is to nOT make the same one again. try not to!
look, you can do it. set your mind to it. sit down, get your things out & just begin. i know you can. YOU know you can!!!! the only thing stopping you is you. do not let your dreams be crushed by a the needs of momentary happiness.
sry if this post is kinda long oops i hope this helped! ace this, hun! you can do it. if you ever want to talk/need help, pls do send me an ask/ message. i know that its hard to break procrastination but trust me, you will get over it. just keep trying, k? take care & good luck. 💕
I really think Kanan is going to die in season 4. I don't want it too happen, I wish it wouldn't but, from a story telling point of view it makes sense. He is a Jedi/force mentor after all, he is basically marked for death. I'm just trying to prepare myself so i'm not completely devastated.
Star Wars Rebels had been breaking patterns since its first episode.
So why would it keep the pattern for this one?
Killing a character is easy. Keeping a character alive, however, is much more interesting.
Now I am not saying for certain Kanan would survive, but I have a hunch he would.
I’ve reached that dangerous stage of writing when the story is so clear inside my head it’s like I’ve seen a movie about it, which means either it’ll be a joy to write it down or I’ll gradually start to see all the problems I’m not seeing now and probably stab myself with a fountain pen.
So I was working on a fic, stopped about a year ago because of an issue I was having; I'm basically going through the events of the game and I don't know how to make it more interesting. I'm worried about pacing, making things go too fast or too slow, not having enough going on between fights/plot points to warrant enough time between them. I don't want to go too fast or too slow. Do you have any advice? (I'm not sure if I'm explaining myself well)
You’re explaining yourself just fine, love! I understand this feeling >.< I’m always hyperaware of pacing, and it can really harm my first-draft productivity! But it’s always for the same reason for me, and knowing that reason helps me to solve the problem.
Why Your Story Feels Too Fast
There are a few different reasons a story may come off as too fast – like your characters are teleporting from scene to scene, from emotion to emotion, with no real continuity or meat in between the Big Moments. Some common problems include:
There isn’t enough plot. When you start a draft with too vague an idea of what you’re writing, it can create a checklist effect: you look at your outline and use it as a map, but don’t have any idea what happens in between. That’s like going on a road trip with your car windows blacked out! You only know what’s happening when you get out of the car – not how you got there or where you’re going next. It’s disorienting for the reader, and pretty boring. Solution: Look to your characters. They’re going to be the source of all plots, because they’re the ones calling the shots and changing the story. Develop their personalities – their pasts and their goals and their conflicts and their own individual plots. Then work out how all these characters fit together; ask yourself why these particular characters were hand-chosen to tell this story. Once you transform your characters into people with lives, they aren’t as easily stowed in the toybox between plot points.
There’s too much plot. I know, I’m contradicting myself, but these are both possible reasons for this racing-through-the-plot feeling. Your story should be like a vacation – well-planned, so you don’t just sit on the couch all day, but still maintaining breathing room. If you stuff the story with too many subplots, conflicts, backstories, romances, and character arcs, there’s no room for anything natural to take place or change the plot. Solution: Take stock of your plots/subplots and decide which ones you really want. Which plots fit your story’s theme, message, and pacing? Which plots are unique, enjoyable, and inspire empathy in readers? Which plots are you writing because you want them, not because you feel obligated to add them in (*cough* needless love triangles *cough*)? Which plots feel natural and realistic for your characters? Whichever of your plots don’t fit these categories… detach from them. Throw them into the ocean. Change your name, dye your hair, and run to Mexico before they can catch you. Whatever it takes.
Your scenes are too short or long. Again, two ends of the spectrum: if your scenes are too short, you may be lacking some dialogue, character-building moments, or lasting/realistic conflict. If your scenes are too long, you may be exhausting certain plot points, winding up with such long chapters that you can’t fit the non-climactic scenes. Both tendencies can stem from weak chapter arcs (hook, meat, resolution, and hook for the next chapter) or a lack of development/confidence in your storytelling voice. Solution: Take some extra time to plan your chapters out – try to develop a more-or-less uniform chapter structure. If you find that no matter how structured your chapters are, they still come out too long or short, you may want to assess your author voice for lacking or having an excess of dialogue/description.
Your fictional timeline isn’t working. I’ve been guilty of this time and time again – planning a story spanning three months, then wanting to add in characters getting married or graduating college or taking down a dictatorship, until three months just isn’t feasible anymore. Solution: Decide which plot is the most important to you, and base the timeline around that. It may mean having to let some good subplots go, but in the end, a cohesive story is the more important victory. Otherwise, your readers will get lost, and every plot will suffer.
You’re unconfident in either your main plot or your filler. If you feel uncomfortable with the plot itself, you may throw all your chapters into advancing it, because you want to prove and improve it. If you feel uncomfortable with writing filler scenes, you may drive the plot forward in order to avoid filler. Neither of these is a matter of personal style. As writers, we are both the playwrights and the actors – we have to create a solid plot, and then go up on stage and add the flair and make the jokes and draw people in. We don’t get the option of being one or the other. We have to be both the cast and the crew, the architect and the realtor, the main course and the side dishes and the whole Thanksgiving feast. Solution: Get comfortable with it, as soon as possible; and that means you need to write. Go ahead and write the plot, and write the filler, and even if you think it all sucks, keep it in there. Write all the way through the first draft until the story is out and you’ve gotten some practice. Then go back, use that knowledge, and rewrite/edit those awkward scenes where you didn’t know what you were doing. Practice will make it better, I promise.
Of course, your problem may be something entirely different, so you can message me again with more information if you need! I’ll gladly take your question :)
But I hope this did help you and anyone else struggling with this! Thanks again, and happy writing <3
Tired Argument #1:
Just make everything from scratch
I would love to, but I can't afford food in general, period, notwithstanding the fact that it's more expensive for me to make things from scratch, especially since I live no where near a source that sells the basic ingredients I would need to cook with.
I'm disabled, I can't physically make everything from scratch, not only is it incredibly dangerous for me to attempt such a thing, but it's physically exhausting and emotionally draining.
I work too many jobs, and am too busy I do not have enough time in the day to make everything from scratch by myself. My work hours barely allow for me to sleep.
lmao, my EBT card doesn't cover basic ingredients, because the politicians in my state thought vegetables were too luxurious for me.
Tired Argument #2:
You just aren't putting enough effort into it, make long trips, spend more time researching food prices, find the cheapest source. Do extreme couponing, like in that show. You just need to put your time and effort in.
Did you even read what we wrote?
Tired Argument #3:
You just want to eat unhealthy
What the fuck are you talking about
And Repeat back to Tired Argument #1:
Make everything from scratch.