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Dean Winchester Graphic Challenge | rosetylr vs. padaleckhi
     ↳ Prompt: Versions of Dean | Angel!Dean 

anonymous asked:

So I've been looking at the tumblr lifting community's posts for awhile now and I'm obsessed and amazed; I've never lifted before but I really want to it looks so fun and I want free cute shit, but I'm so so scared!! How do I get over that and what/where would you recommend lifting for my very first time ever? Any tips or advice? I worship y'all 🙏🏼

oooookay lil nugget here we go.

first off - its okay to be scared. its actually better if you keep a little piece of you thats always scared, no matter if you’re experienced or a beginner. thats something that helps you keep track of what’s going on around you and helps you not get caught. when you get cocky or over confident, thats when trouble starts.

i cannot stress how important it is to start small.
start small.
start sosososososo small.
smol

like a lipgloss from walmart or one plain shirt from old navy. maybe a lil pack of beads from hobby lobby. whatever you do, do it small.

this lowers the chance of you getting caught, and the chance of you freaking out more.

do this a couple times. lil thing here, lil thing there. this builds confidence. the more confident you are with yourself, the more likely you are to start pulling in bigger hauls.

be patient. dont rush anything. this is by no means a competition. this whole process of confidence-gaining takes weeks, maybe months for some people.

and another thing - the majority of us on here that are pulling in a shit ton of stuff? we’ve been doing this for years. ive been lifting for 3/almost 4 years now. do not feel like you have to hurry and catch up to us.

secondly -do your homework. read through people’s tip pages on here. read about hooks, magnets, detachers, keys, all the different types of security tags, concealment methods, horror stories - ANYTHING. everything will be helpful down the road. read up on how other people got caught so you dont make the same mistakes. read up on how that girl managed to bag 3 naked palettes and 15 Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. learn about cam placement and how JCP Sephora is a place to stay away from. learn SA behavior and how to tell if they are being nice or plain sus. Learn how to tell if a bag is going to be a good lifting partner or if its going to be a hassle getting things inside. get familiar with every aspect of this community. follow as many people as you can. get inspiration from everyone. learn this life. live it. breathe it.

thirdly - try and pair up with an experienced buddy. i have found this to be so helpful. you get to see first hand how they do what they do. you get to see them in action, and learn their methods. however, know that going out with more than 2 other people is sure to get you noticed and tailed. keep the lil lifting group to either a pair or 3 people. make sure you can trust them. make sure you know them.

STORES:
Old Navy: they dont tag anything other than heavy coats and sweaters, some dresses, jeans, and in the summer some shorts. i re-vamped my whole wardrobe this summer courtesy of ON, but ive seen on here that they’ve started source tagging…. which makes me sad. so double check before you out anything into your bag.
Hobby Lobby: there are like 7 cams per store all focused on the cashiers. go crazy. get your much needed art supplies. this is a great store for beginners - and other lifters who love crafting.
Cotton On: nothing, and i mean NOTHING is tagged. idk why, but these hoes never tag anything and it makes me wonder what they’re even doing. i got christmas gifts for my brothers here this year, so i highly recommend this store. super easy.
Dillard’s: do not let the large size of the store intimidate you - this place is heaven. sometimes you’ll get lucky and somethings been left off the rack and untagged. sometimes theres that teally cute wallet that you’ve wanted for a while and it doesnt have a single tag on it. go for it. conceal in the dressing rooms. trust me. formal dresses? no tags. (from what ive seen, and ive been to 3 Dillard’s in 2 different cities.) their desinger jewelrythat they keep down there? go for it. none of its source tagged or anything. i walked out once with 5 pairs of mate spade earrings and 2 wallets worth the 100 each. just pay attention to your surroundings and you’ll do just fine.

TIPS:
- in the winter its cold as dicks, so wear sweaters. utilize these babies for all they’re worth. 1. sleeves are great for concealing small items like jewelry and lipsticks. 2. “i am so hot from all this shopping, is it okay if i have one of your bags to carry my sweater in? i would really appreciate it” (note: this only works with really nice SAs. some will be bitches and shut you down. you might have to try a couple of stores before you get one. and now you have a free shopping bag!) 3. put your purse in the crook of your elbow and drape your sweater over it. this helps conceal how big your purse is to begin with and hide how much its increased in size when you’re walking out. 4. idk they’re warm and fuzzy. they make me happy.
- boots: stick things in there in case you forgot your purse or something. you can stick small things like jewelry and face masks down in there, its great.
- go through your mom’s closet. or your aunt’s. grandmother’s. rich best friend, i dont care. more often than not, they have a couple of extra shopping bags from stores they’ve been too. my mom has Bath and Body Works for days, along with a couple of Coach bags and Ralph Lauren. these shopper bags can be used in the same way as a purse for hiding things in them. hide them in yoir bag on the way into a mall, and then in the bathroom, take out your lifted clothing and stuff one of the bags. that way, when you walk into other stores, the SAs think you’ve bought things from other stores. be careful and know the layout of the mall you’re in though, because if you’re carrying around an Urban Outfitters bag and theres no UO, then you’ve gone and fucked yourself.
- be cautious, be wary, and not get greedy. get in, get out, and live to lift another day.

hope you’ll find some use for all this nonsense, good luck on starting your hobby of lifting and i hope to see some beautiful hauls from you guys!

anonymous asked:

(1/3) lee, can i ask you for some advice? i don't mean to come into your inbox crying but i look up to you a ton. i'm sure you've never had this problem bc your writing is so beautiful it just draws people in, but no one reads my fics. for awhile i thought it was just the fandom, bc i do everything you're supposed to: i post regularly, and i have been doing so for awhile. i've been writing/practicing all my life. writing was always the only thing i was good at and recognized for growing up

I never got your second part, so I’m gonna work with what I have here, dude. Apologies if I’m missing something important, but I get the gist. 

I want to start out by saying people don’t begin fantastic or renown. Even if you’re a prodigy (are those even real), there are elements to marketing yourself and understanding your own themes and interests that take years to unpack, so yes. I once didn’t write the way I do now, and I cringe looking back on plenty. 

I’m going to give you some advice I recently gave an artist friend, but I think it applies to writing, too. I know it does.

Let’s talk about graphite artists who specialize in realistic celebrity portraiture. They practice constantly, they reference more than anyone else, and they’re widely recognized as incredibly talented and skilled. That said, they’re quickly consumable, and odds are? Their work doesn’t leave an emotional impact. That’s fine. It’s what they want to do and they offer plenty in their own way, but the general public isn’t going to sink into them and care long.

When we’re talking about memorability and work that garners attention, then it’s emotionally nuanced work that doesn’t try too hard and is honest. 

It’s why a five-minute sketch about two characters being sweet can get thousands of more notes than a fully rendered portrait of Keith.

I went through this stage in college where I was surrounded by academic writers and workshopped to death, so I had this pretentious idea of what makes great writing. I did everything ‘right.’ I posted constantly, used classic references and attempted to be emotionally complex but not too on the nose. I wanted to be deep and significant like every white boy writer in an ‘up and coming’ gentrified neighborhood. I wanted to be edgy without self-awareness. 

It fell flat. It was my least ‘popular’ era in fandom ever. 

Also, with writers, we have to be honest with ourselves. When I was younger, I wasn’t a good writer. I wasn’t a prodigy writer. People thought I was good and knew me for it because it’s all I did, so by default, I was talented. You have to let go of childhood ego and really examine yourself and how you write as an adult.

I’m gonna get wicked real here.

I constantly read fic that’s technically better writing than mine, but I know my popularity goes hand in hand with the fact I do what I want and hardly think about it. I write things as I see them, and even if it’s out of character, my heart is unapologetically bleeding all over it. I’m also having fun. I have so much fun.

Validation through fandom is great, but you have to be good at coexisting with your writing and entertaining yourself. I can always tell when a fic writer cares more about their views than their writing, and it’s so stale. It’s usually overworked prose, and God, nothing is worse. A writer who jerks himself off and doesn’t trust the reader is the biggest turnoff in the world. 

If you want to build exposure around your work, then you have to talk about it and be excited about it. I know I aggravate people with how much I discuss my own work on my timeline, but fuck them. I love what I do, and people can tell when you believe in your own work and what you’re trying to say. That alone speaks significantly louder than someone commissioning fanart of their own fic for advertising or begging for a retweet. Your love for your work is the biggest billboard, and it also becomes more validating than any comment/review. 

Pride and confidence really helped me, but I walked into fandom with the ‘fake it until you make it’ idea. I was fifteen. It’s taken ten years to get here. 

Keep at it. Read more. Success is not a linear journey. I know I’m popular in one fandom, and I have very successful friends, but I’m nowhere near where I want to be, and I don’t project myself getting there for another ten years.

Another thing I said to my artist friend? Don’t care about views while you still can. If you’re climbing the big industry ladder, then in due time you’ll have to worry about views and how people consume your work with a capitalist edge. Fandom and fanfiction is where we’re supposed to unhinge and do whatever.

You’ll be okay, man. I’m sure you’re a great writer, but be honest with your content and skill level and embrace the infinite chances to improve. We’re never as stagnant as we think. 

anonymous asked:

Hey Nightmargin, I've been wanting to make a game for awhile now, just like a small personal project or something. Do you have any advice for like learning coding or spritework or anything?

graphicsgale is very good

as for coding, i got nothin….

anonymous asked:

How would a ravenclaw liked to be asked out? (I've been crushing hard on one for awhile now)

Awwwww 💙

Well, first of all–know your Ravenclaw.
Is your Ravenclaw someone simple, or a sap who would want you to go all out?

If they’re a simple Ravenclaw, consider:
• Asking them out in private
• Doing it in a short, but sweet way
• incorporating a cute memory into it (example: use an inside joke you two have, recreating a scene from how you met, etc)

If they’re a sap, try:
• Using something they love (like fandom-themed, or making a mixtape/playlist of their favorite songs, make a meme if they’re into memes). Anything that they really like and would be excited to see used in asking them out.
• A scavenger hunt with clever clues that could challenge them
• If they’re fangirls/boys/other then recreate a cute scene from their fandom where two characters got together


Anyway, thank you for coming to me for advice, I thought it was sweet and cute. But don’t forget to just be yourself. Don’t be nervous.

Remember that this is just advice, and I know nothing about your relationship, so it may not be relevant. I’m sure whatever you end up doing, Ravenclaw will love, because we tend to find the beauty in everything. A box of chocolates definitely wouldn’t hurt, though ;)

Good luck!!!

I really wanted to do a bunch of things for the Les Mis Across History thing, but then I got busy… But at least I managed to finish this! 1950s!Cosette, before and after discovering fashion.

…Is this a giant excuse for me to draw the clothes I like? Yes. Yes it is.

anonymous asked:

I've been friends with his guy since my senior year of high school and had a thing for him for going on 2 years now he always flirts with me and tells me how beautiful I am but he does that to a lot of girls so for awhile I didn't believe him but now we're going to be going to the same community college and it seems like he wants to have sex and I can't stop thinking of all the dirty things I want to do with him 🙈

anonymous asked:

Hey so I just saw that you're going to be posting an OC fic so I wanted to ask your opinion. I've been wanting to post an OC fic for awhile now, but I'm afraid that nobody will read it because I'm mainly a reader insert blog. Do you have any advice for me and my dilemma??

NOPE BECAUSE I’M THE EXACT SAME WAY 

 ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WHO CARES IF NO ONE READS IT LIKE

WRITE IT FOR YOURSELF

POST IT FOR YOURSELF

IF PEOPLE SEE IT THEN PEOPLE SEE IT AND I KNOW THEY’LL LOVE IT

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH AND DO IT

I KNOW IT’S HARD BECAUSE YOU REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO READ, REBLOG, AND LIKE IT BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA DO THINGS FOR YOURSELF AND NOT THE ATTENTION

YOUR HAPPINESS IS WHAT MATTERS

WRITE YOUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE HEART OUT

AND TAG ME IN THE FIC

BECAUSE I WANNA READ IT

anonymous asked:

HI vimeddiee I've been on tumblr for awhile now, previously I never really talked to anyone(I didn't feel the need to) but now I've decided that I wanted to upload and sell my art. So I've started to talk and make my own posts but I haven't gotten any feedback/asks. Do you think that buy posting my art I'll start to get feedback? Or should I start by making friends first?(Which I have no clue on how to do.)I'm having a hard time because I don't know how to talk to people. Have any advice?

Hi nonnie!

Back when I started using tumblr i didn’t follow a lot of people and kept mostly to myself and my art went unnoticed for a long time up until I started drawing DC fan art (SuperBat specifically) and that’s when I started to get more feedback.

I’m not suggesting you get into a big fandom just so you can receive more attention (although that’s a good way to start and nothing to be ashamed of), but in my case, immersing myself in the DC fandom helped me connect with a lot of people and make friends with similar interests. Posting art regularly helps too, and I promise that even though you won’t become instantly popular overnight, you’ll gain a following! Create a demand for your art!

So to answer your question, I think you should do both: post your art and talk to people, engagement is so important! Not only that but you’ll learn things and grow with your friends, especially if they’re artists or creators as well, because you’ll find yourself improving with them. 

I find myself constantly challenged (in a positive way) while surrounded by my talented and inspiring friends and I must confess I don’t really know how to talk to people either…it takes practice! If I could do it, I’m certain you can.

I really want to see more of the Bellas. I really want to get to know, actually know, each character. I want to see them grow and develop. I want to know what they’re each passionate about, like have you ever wondered what Cynthia Rose was studying? Maybe she was a physics major?? Maybe she’s a writer? I want to feel attached to their stories and I want to see how close they’ve gotten over the years. There were 3 years in between pitch perfect and pitch perfect 2, can you imagine everything they must have accomplished in that gap? And not just as a group but also as individuals. I want to see the things that have so tightly bonded this group of girls. I want to see their lives flourishing, and I want to see them crumble every once in awhile. What did they do in between all those rehearsals? Did they have game nights? Movie nights? Did they all study together? What did they do for the holidays? I want to know.

Here we go again ✨

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i could cry at anytime. now i must save my friends… i must fight!

superfangirl17  asked:

Hi. My blog is relatively new and I've been wanting to interact for awhile now, but I was too afraid and shy to do so. I love your blog, I've seen some awesome stuff come from it. Keep it up! :) I also have a question. How come everytime there's a Mary Sue canon character,no one acknowledges it, but when it's an OC, everyone flips out? (Sorry for any awkwardness, I have Autism.)

First off, aww, thank you! And you can always come by and chat or whatnot.

Secondly, wow, what a loaded question.

It’s complicated, to say the least.

I’m not sure, really. There does seem to be a lot of backlash for many OC’s, especially ones that are, well, Mary Sues. 

As for why canon characters seem to “get away” with being the creators favorite/outrageously overpowered/Special Snowflake, I think a lot to do with it is that the creator or author is usually held up on some sort of pedestal. At least, for a while anyways. It seems inevitable that there is going to be something they do, or fandom drama eventually where someone doesn’t like one thing or another and drama comes roaring up from the pits of fandom.

For whatever reason, OC’s are often viewed as “lesser” or more easily cast down and sneered at. There’s been a lot of debate and arguing over OC creation over the years, with considerable fallout and hate spread around, unfortunately. 

It’s saddening to see someones creation, something they care and love for, (figuratively) brought to life to be ripped apart or other people disagreeing with or not liking some aspect.

You asked why, when there is a Mary Sue canon character, there is no acknowledgment, but a OC causes a ruckus.

Leaving out all the nitty gritty details, people are jerks. They are rude and mean, even cruel when they feel like it, and they think it’s easier to go after an OC than a canon character; perhaps because with canon characters, there is a large fanbase who will fight to ‘protect’ and ‘defend’ this character.

And here’s something that may or may not stir up the dust, because, let’s face it, this is Tumblr.

One such example of a Mary Sue character, especially in the Transformers fandom, is Overlord. He’s a Phase Sixer, coated in ununtrium, supposedly indestructible, who has caused massive amounts of death, carnage and destruction across the multiverse. He’s been beat down, killed off, humiliated, risen again and again for multiple reasons, only some of which known to the Transformers fanbase at large. He’s served as a plot device, and “oh shit, NOW what are we gonna do, it’s OVERLORD, everybody run- oh, too late, we’re all dead.”

He is much beloved, feared, and hated by many, sometimes all at once.

I certainly have mixed feelings about that Fragger With The Lips.

And then there’s the DJD. 

It’s ridiculous, hilarious, and oftentimes frustrating.

We love them, we hate them, we love to hate and hate to love them.

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There are many different reasons, and I think everyone has there own opinion on the subject. I am by no means an expert on this, and would gladly welcome comments and POLITE discussion.

I’m certainly not above calling for help on this, because eep. Dangerous waters lie below this beguilingly simple question.

@iopele @copperbadge help would be much appreciated in answering this lovelies question. 

forgive me, I beg of you