i'm not doing another of these for a few days

gab-soon  asked:

Hi :) I've been following you for like forever. I think your art is amazing and it really gives me lots of inspiration to paint. I always wanted to create my own comic and now finally after years I have some good ideas but tbh I'm a little lost about how should I bring it to another level from just few ideas. Do you have any tips on how to work on your story? And how long it took you from idea to the point you started drawing Carciphona?

Hi! Thank you for writing : D I’m glad you like my art!

Even though I do try to become better, at the end of the day I do everything I do mostly for fun so I don’t have proper knowledge to back it up. Everything I can answer is based on my experience, right or wrong, but I’ll try my best to theorize what I think is the right answer for you.

I started the comic not because I thought I was ready; I just thought it’d be fun to draw the comic and I already had some material (keyword some). In these 12 years of drawing Carciphona, even in the recent years, long after I’ve started the comic, I’ve made some pretty major changes that made the story and plot almost unrecognizable compared to before.

The gist of my advice is just don’t worry about reaching a goal or next level for your story, that’s a really objective way to think about creativity and it usually makes you worry more than be creative.Even if you can’t come up with anything, you needn’t feel lost, just don’t write anything. It’s not always time to write or create. Think over what your world is for now and wait. When you know your story better, you will have more questions that will lead to more ideas for your story, just like how you won’t know you need to learn anatomy until you’ve actually drawn something and then saw the gaping hole in your knowledge about anatomy.

This to me is immersion and I only like writing when I feel immersed in what I am working with. Immersion takes time, so no matter how hard you work, it’s inevitable that you will have to give your story idea months or years to really feel natural for you to work with, and this is probably why you are feeling “lost” now–because you don’t really know your world and character all that well yet to be curious about its unknowns, and you want to move forward but you cannot. It’s likely that instead of patiently waiting for that understanding and then expanding on what you already have, you’d want to make your world more exciting by adding details like more races of people/creatures, more characters, more locations etc. This is a lot easier to do as you can see tons of characters created with little context on a daily basis, but if you force it to become more complex this way just to satisfy your standard, you are most likely going to come up with a story that is unrelatable, irrelevant and not believable (ie. character’s actions feel arbitrary instead of natural, the world consists of races and groups of characters that have no relation with each other or with the world from which they came).

I enjoy the slower method of waiting to feel immersed with my characters and world over time, and then being able to naturally continue the story by asking myself questions with that unconscious understanding of how the world and the characters are like. I think it’s important to think of your story in an inquisitive manner rather than authoritative manner. Rather than tell your world/your characters what they are, ask your characters/your world, why it is the way it is. What is the reason for certain cities to be so much more guarded or prosperous compared to others? what do they have that others don’t? Why do the characters feel so willing to travel instead of staying home? What does that say about the climate of society and civilian life, and maybe the lack of attachment they feel towards home and loved ones? who are these loved ones and what are their lives like, even if they will never appear in the story? Asking questions in this manner makes you explore the background which grounds the world and makes it the way it is–the “why” and “how”–rather than making up random facts and characters just like filler–the “what”. It makes it so that your world and their events, and your characters and their lives, exist within the context of the people and things that surround them, rather than just existing because you willed it. This makes for a solid foundation by giving you lots of gaps of information to fill and be creative about, all with information relevant and reasonable to your world. By working like this, I’ve never hit a wall with my writing in the sense that I am out of things to do with my world; I might have days or months where I cannot solve one puzzle about my story world, but I know it is not a loss of direction as much as simply another aspect of my world that will eventually make sense to me as I understand my story more in time.

good luck!

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You asked it as if nothing else mattered to you.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm the sick anon from a few days ago - I recovered! If it's possible to ask for another request (ignore if not), how about the RFA + Saeran + Vanderwood (why not?) go bowling? What kind of crazy shenanigans would happen? (I'm also really happy to see your blog growing - hopefully it gets even bigger!)

good to hear from you again, anon, and I’m glad you’re doing better! now, about your request, well… I had a solid idea of what I wanted to do but it got lost and I don’t know what happened lol. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. 

ohhh~ thanks for the encouraging words by the way! it’s gotten big enough to make us question our entire existence just like zen in this request like rlly guys are you lost? but we love you anyways mwah~

- Admin Cat Mom.

mmkay before we start we’re gonna put these goofballs in teams because that’s gonna make things ten times more interesting:

  • Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Honey Buddha Squadron: Yoosung, Seven, Saeran, Vanderwood.
  • Team ‘we’re not naming the team as your fur ball, Jumin’: Zen, Jumin, Jaehee, V.

I think you can pretty much guess who named each team.

Yoosung

  • probably something like this.
  • puppy tried his best leave him alone.
  • wants to die, he’s a college student how is he supposed to pay for that?
  • swears he’s good!! he just… needs a bit of warm up, that’s all.
  • the one (1) time he strikes he does a silly victory dance and starts jumping in excitement.
  • one of his shoes ends up who knows where.
  • most likely hitting someone in the face.
  • what in the world… did you do with your legs, boy? what were you trying to reach? the sun? 
  • throwing yourself into the sun sounds like the perfect solution for the disasters you’re causing, though, we can’t blame you.
  • but please tie your laces properly next time.

Seven

  • IS HERE TO WIN.
  • and boy does he deliver.
  • does the weirdest poses while somehow managing to get high scores.
  • is all over yoosung the entire time, hugs and screams and ridiculous “secret” handshakes to celebrate even when their balls land in the gutter.
  • and actually poor thing tried to hug everyone on his team but saeran gave him the cold shoulder and vanderwood took out their taser.
  • gets bored after a while and starts messing with everyone.
  • hacks the system, now the scoring screens are filled with cats.
  • zen is now sneezing and yelling and questioning his existence.

Saeran

  • bonds with vanderwood and makes fun of everyone.
  • “what do you mean you can’t smoke in here?”
  • is annoyed, even the act of lifting the ball is bothersome to him.
  • maybe he doesn’t feel like playing this dumb game stop staring at him for fuck’s sake.
  • “the hell are you looking at?”
  • death stares, lots of death stares.
  • is actually embarrassed of his poor bowling skills.
  • “there are just too many people here can we please go home now”
  • he only agreed to go because seven promised him ice cream.
  • and instead of ice cream he has a vanderwood and ugly shoes.

Vanderwood

  • wonders why they’re there in the first place.
  • knows like half of these people.
  • turns out most of them are fucking hilarious.
  • narcissist rat man won’t stop whining and sneezing lmao why is no one immortalizing this moment on a camera.
  • no worries fam seven’s got you covered.
  • scary lady aka jaehee seems like quite the contestant, the only one worthy of their time for that matter.
  • and the place is literally crumbling down thanks to crybaby #2.
  • anyways, when it comes to the actual bowling part, they look like a majestic fairy??
  • their hair looks fantastic and shiny, they’ve taken off their signature jacket, their posture is excellent and to sum it up vanderwood is a blessing to this world.

Zen

  • WHINES.
  • he’s supposed to be doing this with his girlfriend.
  • and why does he have to be in the same team as mr. trust fund kid.
  • ~more whining~
  • sort of good at bowling, knows what he’s doing.
  • girls around them start staring and whispering because of cOURSE he’s bragging and showing off his muscles, of course.
  • takes pleasure in making fun of jumin at first until he makes it his goal to surpass his scores because there’s no way in hell he can be this good?
  • again, honey, you’re on the same team.
  • before we know it, they start bickering over nonsense.
  • is having the worst of times.
  • GIVE. THIS MAN. A BREAK.

Jumin

  • oh my oh my what is this commoners’ leisure activity he’s never played before and is now deeply interested in.
  • gets himself his own pair of bowling shoes, and a ball which has a kitten printed in it… yeah, that’s elizabeth the 3rd.
  • he also read books and did research beforehand like did you think this man would attend such a physically demanding event without careful and well thought out preparation? please.
  • does the granny style at some point.
  • the kind of guy to bowl a strike while looking completely clueless.
  • but when he gets the hang of it, he gets so cocky.
  • his winning smirk is priceless.
  • tries to teach zen his ways despite being mocked because he’s got a forgiving and generous soul.

Jaehee

  • feels awkward at first because she doesn’t want to be there?? with her boss?? may god have mercy on her soul.
  • her ball falls in the gutter a few times, she’s so awkward and people are staring oh god it’s kind of a her-first-RFA-party situation all over again.
  • after warming up a little and getting used to it, though… oh boy.
  • she’s enjoying this.
  • aces every shot.
  • everyone’s scared.
  • no one can defeat her, unbeatable, she’s queen.
  • stress? what is stress? stress is for the weak, stress has finally left her sacred body and she’s finally reached that mental peace she’s yearned for years.
  • is so into it she almost calls jumin a sucker.
  • honey, you’re on the same team.

V

  • is not very good at it.
  • doesn’t even care.
  • to be honest he’s just there to have a good laugh.
  • puts the minimal effort when it’s his turn, prefers sitting in the back to enjoy the show because everyone is so goddamn Extra, all he’s missing is some popcorn.
  • part of him is happy to see them bonding and having fun though.
  • cheers for ALL of them like a proud dad no matter their final result.
  • gets yelled at because hE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO CHEER FOR THE OPPOSITE TEAM.
  • “goddamn it, v” that was yoosung.
  • laughs and shakes his head because he’s grown so accustomed to his people and their usual bullshit, after all that’s why he loves them all.

Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes/messages this weekend, it really meant a lot! (Even if I was super late replying to some of them…sorry!)

Brief rundown of my birthday festivities:

  • Was supposed to go to the Sixers game Thursday night. Spent it in the ER with my Dixie Cup instead. She’s okay now, but we had a big scare. Note: even the most benign problems become major ones when your dog has congestive heart failure.
  • Phillies game on Friday, which I almost didn’t go to because of the aforementioned evening. My sister (who wasn’t going to the game) graciously offered to watch Dixie while I was gone so I didn’t miss the one thing I wanted for my birthday (aside from a healthy dog). It was freezing, 30mph gusts of wind, and we lost lol. I still had fun!
  • Had to work Saturday, cause apparently the world falls apart without me there.
  • Sprained my foot on Sunday climbing up a set of shelves to rearrange my Mass Effect collection. I injured myself in the name of one of my favorite video games…I hope Bioware is happy. 

Otherwise, things were great :D

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was just looking through your blog and I think you're really cool! I was just wondering if you had any advice. I'm a teen and my parents are both christians, but are pretty anti-catholic. I am trying to learn more about catholicism, but I haven't really been able to get a rosary or go to mass at all, and I won't be able to do that for probably another two years. I don't know any catholics at my school. Do you have any advice? Sorry to bother you! God bless!

Oh you haven’t bothered me at all! I’m sorry I’m a bit late to answer this, I haven’t been on this blog in a few days x.x

Thank you so much friend ^-^ I am in a very similar boat to you. It’s so hard!! But we will get through it together!

My first bit of advice is the one that I hold on tightest to - BE INVOLVED!!!!!!! There is a lot of Catholic media out there! Make a tumblr, twitter, youtube, etc, and get some Catholic content onto your dashboard! I made this tumblr anonymously because while I can’t come out yet, I love being around Catholic tumblr! The same goes with my twitter, and most importantly my youtube. Since nobody knows my youtube acct I’m not too particular about making a secret one to watch stuff on.

The reason I hold this part so close to my heart is because it makes Catholicism seem both real, and feasible. I also don’t know any Catholics in real life either, so being able to immerse myself in Catholic social media is a blessing.

I’ve just fallen in love with Steubenville talks, there are TONS on youtube (though the sound quality isn’t great) and they’re super awesome to listen to.

Other great youtube channels:
Ascension Presents - Fr. Mike is really easy to listen to and great at explaining things.
That Catholic Couple - A wonderful Catholic family (with the cutest daughter ever).
New Catholic Generation - A group of Catholic university students who make some pretty good videos.
Reborn Pure - Actually the first Catholic videos I ever watched. Renee (founder of NCG) is truly amazing and a beautiful soul, her videos are wonderful.
Bishop Barron - I mean come on, he’s amazing. Also very good speaker.
Life Teen - Some really insightful and well done videos. (The Virus is really good)

Some great tumblrs I recommend: @emeraldboreas @cathy-sienna-40 @patron-saint-of-smart-asses @captainvatican​ @by-grace-of-god

I would continue to research and learn about the Church. Since you won’t be able to go to Mass for some time, learning a lot about her and diving into the parts you find most interesting will help you participate in some way. Learning about God’s Church will also help you understand Him and his son much better.

As for a rosary, don’t worry about having one! I used my fingers for a few months and it worked awesome :) Remember that the rosary is a tool, your prayers won’t be any better or worse because you have or don’t have one. I used this website, and I still do because I haven’t gotten it memorized yet >.> If you don’t do well with your fingers, I printed out a picture of a rosary once and followed along on it. That also worked great!

Now I’m not sure about your situation really, so if this isn’t safe for you to do please don’t do it. But you can also buy a Catholic Bible & a Catechism to read through too. I’m not sure if you really have the chance or finances to do so, but it’s something to consider if it’s safe.

I wish you well in your journey!!! I’ll be praying for you and I’m always here if you need support <3 God bless.

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You have seen the last of me

I may do another edit using this song it fits Anthy really well I think?

Sorry I kind of disappeared on you all again….

I’ve been really struggling with everything lately. The last couple days have been extremely hard. I’m either feeling like I could cry at the drop of a hat or intensely angry. I am not an angry person. The crying I’ve had before but not the anger. So this means another meds shift, which means another period of adjustment for me.

I’m really sorry, I was hoping to be able to bang out a few of the graphics giveaway items. I do promise they are coming. Again really, really sorry. I know I appologize allot but I’m Canadian and that’s the excuse I’m sticking with.

So the following people have gifsets coming soon…..

@bellamysgirl, @stydiaokaybye, @matterofcircumstance, @lady-baratheon, @missjanuarylily, @the-random-fictionaut

Hopefully I’ll be back soon…..

Toddling Borrower (closed w/lone-red-lion)

@lone-red-lion

The 4 year old borrower was frankly quite terrified. She had just lost her parents to humans a few days ago, and wasn’t sure what to do. The 3 inch little girl was wandering through what looked like a castle. She had a small toy clutched to her tiny chest, and she was crying.

She froze mid-stride when she nearly walked into another human. Her pink eyes went as wide as they could possibly go, and her body began to shake. She went to take a step back, but ended up falling down. So she sat there on the floor, stuffed orca held tight to her chest as tears started spilling down her cheeks. 

wow this week has been hella productive! More of that aged up thing i drew some days ago. Now with more Alya and Nino!

Okay I just really wanted to give all of them new hair dos, and also I love Nino’s afro.

Anyone Interested in a slice-of-life University AU comics? I’m planning on maybe making a few after the chaos of moving to another country settles down. 

How Astro would react to you putting your head on their shoulder

A/N~ Sorry for the long delay anon ><!!!</i>

Jinwoo-

“Do I move her? Jinwoo asks in his head as he stares at the light shining off your face. You two about ten minutes ago were talking about life in one of your weekly deep talks.

“Nah. She can stay.” He happily mutters and moves your head closer to his arm.

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School/Summer Problems

Beginning of school year: its another brand new start and everything this year is going to be amazing!!!

Originally posted by bluemika

A few days later: I HATE HOMEWORK. I HATE THE CLASSES. I WANT TO GO BACK TO SUMMER VACATION TIME!!!

Originally posted by glitterhime

The first day of summer vacation: Yes, finally I can relax and do whatever I want!!!

Originally posted by ijustlookgood

A few days later…    I’m bored. i have nobody to talk to and nothing to do. I’m ready for school so I can see all my friends again!!!

Originally posted by cuteanimeshit

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Being new in town is always so much fun! After finishing college Calvin moved away to another town, he didn’t want to stay near his parents as all the other kids in town. He wanted to get away.

After being inside his house for a few days he dicided to go outside, against his will but what do you want? You can’t live inside his house for the rest of his live. Although… That didn’t sound so wrong. 

He enterd the bakery down the street, it was a girly bakery, yet it tied in with the theme of sweets.

‘Hello sir, how can I help you?’ He was greeted by a young lady behind the counter. She had a sweet smile on here face, wich made her even prettier.

‘Well, i would like to have a batch of cookies please.’ Calvin gave her a soft smile back.

‘Ah a cookie lover I assume?’ Gave let out a little laugh.

‘Nobody says no to cookies!’ 

‘Well, I really hope you are gonna like them. They are my grandma’s secret cookies.’ 

maybe-a-cat  asked:

Hey I'm new to this blog but after spending a while looking through your art I was really impressed since I'm also 16 and pencil work isn't even close to what you've been able to do 😱. But practise does make perfect and I'm trying hard to be my best [insert quality meme]. Just wanted to say as a new fan I love your work and has been inspiring to a few new projects I will work on at another time. Papa bless. Have a good day.

aaaww thank you! :D but i rarely post anything in this blog, mainly just reblogging my “full art” from my new main blog “Chibi-megimoo”

but yeah, thank you! and welcome aboard to my weird adventure :^D

( finn balor ) - ( skype show )


Summary:
A conversation with Finn while on Skype turns a little x rated.. You haven’t seen each other in almost 3 weeks and there’s only one more day until he’s home.. Neither of you can wait another day and so you decide to try something new.
Character:
Finn Balor
Rating:
Mature
Other:
This was a challenge for me to write because it all happens over Skype as opposed to actual smut. The following warning will apply as a result..
Masturbation
Dirty talk

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FinnRey Fic Recs

There is a very small amount of Finnrey-centric fics in the ao3 tag, but I’ve scourged my way through some of it today and here are some gems I managed to find! Most of them are fluff or at least hurt/confort, and there’s no smut. But it’s… something?


cities in dust by  garafthel (sister_wolf)

shines through the light by  mahariels

Seventh Day by Siria

a trip around the sun by hjea

it’s the first day of a new light; you’ll see by isloremipsumafterall

how galaxies collide by pearwaldorf

Worth the Wait by ArgentLives

waiting by isloremipsumafterall

i will see your body bare (and still i will live here) by moneypennys

And because I like promoting myself:

No Regrets

What He Meant to Her