i've learned so much from her

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to kind of say thank you - even though that last answered ask wasn't for me, I'm an artist who just.. doesn't feel like their art is very good. And I also feel like it'll never amount to anything like yours has. Sometimes it really sucks, trying to draw for fandoms and stuff, because my art is so sub-par and it's just... not good. I love your art so much - I want to be as good as you one day. I've been practicing a lot, but... I worry I'll never be as good as I want to be.

Never say never is what you should stick with! 

I don’t say that much, but back when I was starting, I was learning from Burdge’s tutorials a lot. I think her tutorials were the very first I found even before I knew something like tutorials existed:”D I didn’t feel my best back then either…. I just. I wanted to be where the people weree~, where Burdge was. and I thought how can I ever catch up to these amazing artists. But seriously, practice takes you WAYS. Not immediately, of course, but it does.

Personally, I’m that type of person who always competes with people even when (mostly) those people don’t even know I, in fact, want to overcome them. I even have that while riding bicycle and passing by random cyclists, and it was the same when I was swimming. So.

Take that ~I want to be like them~ and make it your healthy goal. There is probably nothing that can get you to your limits like healthy rivalry does. It drives your passion and hidden resources.

The more you draw the more changes you notice. You grow to like your art a bit more, you grow to see the mistakes in art of people you idolized when you just started. It’s a process and it’s a journey;) 

Stay strong! 

americanairliines  asked:

This is just a question about something I've been thinking about recently. So my sister's cat liked to have a blanket in her mouth while she's kneading, which I know is a sign she was taken from her mother too early. She also is not well litterbox trained. Is it possible those two are connected? Like, she was also taken from her mother too early to learn how to use the litterbox? (Since I know cats generally teach their kittens how to use the box)

I don’t know. I haven’t heard much about the two behaviors being connected, though. Nursing on objects isn’t always a sign of being weaned too early - sometimes it can just be a comfort seeking behavior, a sort of escalation of kneading - so it’s hard to guess how much of a connection there might be between the two. Sorry I can’t help more!

anonymous asked:

I've seen some people say that lapis shouldn't be in a relationship because her character arc is her getting her freedom. And I guess people think peridot would weigh her down. I don't agree with this mindset and I wanted to hear your thoughts.

I strongly disagree with that argument too.

Ok, so let’s just look at something for a second - a quote from Peridot in Earthlings

“[Earth]’s not a shell, there’s so much life.  Living here, that’s what I’m doing!  I’m living here!  I’ve been learning new things about myself all the time!  Like how I can make metal do my bidding!  The point being Earth can set you free”

Do you see the key part of that quote there?

“Earth can set you free”!

That’s exactly what it’s already done for Lapis - it’s become her home now.  She’s got the freedom that was previously taken away from her time and time again.

And do you wanna know something?  Being in a relationship doesn’t take your freedom away or “weigh you down” or any of the rest of it.  Au contraire.  From my own experience of being married, there are things I’ve done and places I’ve visited that I never would’ve even considered without my husband!  If anything, sometimes relationships can enhance your freedom - and give you someone else to enjoy it all with :)  There’s no reason whatsoever why this logic can’t be applied to Lapis and Peridot - I mean, we’ve already seen how much happier they are when they’re together, for a start.

Things I've learned from PLL 7x11

-I hate Alison so damn much and her death would be satisfying

-This is the first time I respected Emily a little bit but she’s like a dumb puppy running after the owner who keeps kicking her away

-#MonaDeservesBetter2k17

-Haleb is the best damn couple how proud he looks at her when she’s presenting her dresses I’m dying

-A.D. better be someone who really hates their guts and who we all know damn well because that shit is fucked up and they seriously have no life

-#SpencerDeservesPeace2k17

-I pity Veronica Hastings. Everything just because her husband couldn’t keep his micro dick in his pants

-Toby looks adorable with glasses

-ARIA TAKE HOLDEN HE’S SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU HE’D NEVER DITCH YOU FOR AN EX WHEN YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

awomanofletters  asked:

My cat likes to paw/try to dig under doors that are closed, places I can't let her into, or can't at the moment (she just discovered she likes outside, obviously I can't let her run around out there every 2 minutes). Unfortunately, her frustration leads her to tear up carpet. Any ideas on how to keep her from doing this behavior? I've tried distracting her with toys, but then she seems to take that as if she digs at the carpet, I'll play with her and does it more.

Clip her claws, so she can’t actually damage the carpet as much, or see if she’ll tolerate rubber nail caps. It’s not a forever solution, but it’s a good stop-gap. 

Since she’s already learning to manipulate scratching the carpet for attention, redirecting her is harder, and you can’t just ignore her until she gets bored because of the damage. I don’t like aversives, but you could try putting double-sided tape on the areas she usually digs to try to discourage her - and then the moment she stops or gives up or gets distracted, you can redirect her and reward the redirection. It’s really an issue of how to interrupt the behavior or get her to quit naturally without her associating that with using the behavior to get attention. 

Angelina Jolie Quotes for the Signs
  • Aries: "If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me."
  • Taurus: "It’s better to have nobody than someone who is half there, or who doesn’t want to be there."
  • Gemini: "Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become."
  • Cancer: "It's hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I've learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place."
  • Leo: "If you ask people what they've always wanted to do, most people haven't done it. That breaks my heart."
  • Virgo: We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves."
  • Libra: "To be in any way a positive contribution, that's all anybody wants to be. It's all I've ever wanted to be."
  • Scorpio: "It's hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I've learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place."
  • Sagittarius: "I've been reckless, but I'm not a rebel without a cause."
  • Capricorn: "Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life."
  • Aquarius: "When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire."
  • Pisces: "Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see."
  • Tumblr: 'Sexual harassment is so awful and harmful, we have to believe the victims and take them seriously'
  • Taylor Swift: *is sexually harassed and attempts to countersue the perpetrator and donate the money from the law suit to women who are suffering from domestic abuse*
  • Tumblr: 'Lmao all that bitch does is sue people, let's make this into a meme, she's probably lying about it for attention anyway lol'
  • Tumblr: 'Girls should empower each other and build each other up'
  • Taylor Swift: *Surrounds herself with strong women who build each other up and stand up for one another*
  • Tumblr: 'I'm so sick of Taylor's fake ass squad, they're like the clique in mean girls lmao Regina George'
  • Tumblr: 'Slut shaming is so sexist and wrong'
  • Taylor Swift: *Has a boyfriend*
  • Tumblr: 'What is this like boyfriend number 3925, can't she just be happy alone for once'
  • Tumblr: 'I'm so sick of double standards, women get dragged for doing the exact same thing as men and its wrong'
  • Taylor Swift: *writes songs about relationships - something that male songwriters do without getting called out for*
  • Tumblr: 'Woow another breakup song, she just dates guys to write albums can she not write about anything else ffs'
  • Tumblr: 'Celebrities do not have to speak up about social justice issues, it's not their job. Stop expecting them to do so'
  • Taylor Swift: *Speaks out about feminism and sexism that she has encountered in every day life and tries to bring it to an end*
  • Tumblr: '???? ok but where has she talked about intersectional feminism??? Where has she talked about race or sexuality??? hmm?? Fake feminist bitch'
  • Tumblr: 'It's ok to make mistakes, it's how we learn and how we grow :)'
  • Taylor Swift: *Makes a mistake*
  • Tumblr: 'I KNEW IT. I knew she was a fake bitch from day 1 I hate her she's such a snake'
  • Tumblr: 'Seeing successful women is so inspiring, they have to work harder than men to get where they are so we should support them and their careers'
  • Taylor Swift: *takes credit for a song she wrote*
  • Tumblr: 'haha #exposed that bitch is dead lmao #taylorswiftisoverparty I'm so happy her career is over'

anonymous asked:

I actually like Chris' character a lot. The first thing that stood out to me is that she doesn't seem to give a crap that she doesn't look like, say, Noora, who Vilde compared herself to. She was upfront about her interest in Isak like, why not? electric chemistry. She got Kasper no problem, she was confident on the phone. S1, she was all "here, another girl for russ" like WHY NOT. Obviously there would be more to her, but how she's portrayed already has been great. I've learned from it...?

Yes! I love her so much too. We don’t know about her family and stuff, but that doesn’t make her less important

lazarethespy  asked:

I want to know ALL ABOUT seeker's origins, like her family, her race, where she's from, all of that! I love her so gosh darn much!!

Well boy oh boy you’ve come to the right place!!

Avian (Seeker) is a volcurin, a race of winged humanoids that are basically bird humans (not angels). You can learn more about them in the #volcurin tag! Volcurins are high energy beings of great intelligence, innovation, and travel. Their culture puts a lot of focus into certain aspects, such as flight, music, clothing, and cuisine!

Volcurins inhabit a land called Caelumis (kay-lee-oo-mus), which is what you could consider a country/continent on Aliquamis. This land is a semi-grassland with many mountains and rivers.

Avian, unfortunately, was born into a bad situation (which will be revealed later bc I’m still fixing it up). She was abandoned in the adjacent land of Silvan, home of a race called Cervoians (all countries are nation-states). She was discovered by a widowed florist named Sylvia who got there in the nick of time, because Avian was starting to die of malnutrition (idk how long it takes a baby to starve laying in a little bed in the woods I hope no one has found that out).

SO Avian was taken in by Sylvia (who gave her that very…simple name) and raised all the way until she was 25 years of age. Cervoians are a very racist, xenophobic people who threatened Sylvia many times for raising the volcurin child. This caused Avian a lot of issues growing up, which unfortunately turned into rage violence for her. 

There’s a lot here so I’m just gonna skip that anyway Sylvia died in an ambush by a enemy race so Avian left to live on her own until one day she could go to Caelumis and see her own people.

That never happened because a CERTAIN WIZARD was screwing around with portals and not only summoned the horseless headsman and angered an alien race (invasion update) but also coaxed a dumb ass bird alien to go through his portal

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So I learned from Burgermiester’s stream that there’s a weapons triangle reversal hack for Sacred Stones that changes all the character classes to a class that has a advantageous/opposite weapon of their standard weapon, like turning Gerik into a soldier, healers into archers and vice versa, etc. 

This is what Amelia and Vanessa look like now. I’m loosing my shit in how hilariously awesome this is.  

tagging @unassumingvenusaur cause I know how much she loves her Amazon women.

The Brothers Drake

So what I love about the chapter where you play as Young Nate with Sam in Evelyn’s mansion is this contrast between the past, present, and future. You’re exploring through this huge house that has no real rhythm to it, filled to the brim with artifacts and curiosities from every corner of the world, as well as delving the farthest we’ve seen into Nate’s life. However, while this level is used as a flashback, we are instantly transported to Nate’s present, where all he knows is the wrong end of some kid’s fist and indifferent nuns and that his brother is potentially leaving. The future is reserved only for us, the audience, and all that we know of these ratty kids who just want to do right by their mom’s legacy with the best resources they have. Only we can look at these kids and think, “At this point, Nate doesn’t know what his future holds. He doesn’t know he’s going to find forgotten cities and treasures, and marry his soulmate on a beach and come closer to death on more than one occasion, and that his daughter will eventually end up on the cover of the same magazine Nate kept by his bed in the orphanage.  Sam doesn’t know he’s going to get bird tattoos on his neck (or other places) and that he’s going to waste 13 years of his life in jail and then faintly resent his baby brother for growing up without him.” It is so very poignant and that is what makes that level so goddamn good.

Like, do you brilliant boys know what life has in store for you?

And regardless of what you may think or care of Sam, without him there would be no Nathan Drake. Sam’s passion, his refusal to give up on himself and his baby brother, is the ignition to the start of this grand adventure. Sam is the perpetuator of the romance, the one who beckons the call of exploration. 

After the mansion we are seamlessly transported back to the present, in a green, almost cozy atmosphere with the calming, if somewhat distant presence of Elena, listening to her husband uncoil the mystery of his childhood, to finally be truly vulnerable, and then spend the rest of that time trying to illicit any kind of affirmation from her. 

–And ohmygosh, I wrote half of this in a hotel in Montreal but after replaying it again, there are so many things that run through my mind.–

There’s that spooky, dapple lighting on the outside that is oh-so-The-Last-Of-Us, something chilly in the air that Sam comments on, but it’s more about what you’re just about to discover.

And has anyone actually read the letters addressed to Evelyn scattered throughout the house? Pretty heart wrenching. This huge house, that is seemingly endless in the little treasures it holds, but nothing from a family. Not a hearth that is filled with warm laughter. Your first impression is striking to the attic we see in Nate’s house, filled with memories that he almost wants to suppress because that’s what he thinks he needs to do. Contrastly with Evelyn, it’s the adventures that pushed her family away, so even though she was surrounded by souvenirs the world over, she inevitably died alone, with strange boys trying to reclaim their own life back. The house acts as a dead testament to the life she lived. Filled with things, but ultimately empty, dark, and cold. 

Sam is still a positive factor at this point, choosing not to steal anything that didn’t already belong to them. They could have turned out so much worse. But there is something that the brothers know that has yet to be unveiled to us. Who they are, originally, without a name to grow into. Nate & Sam Morgan.

Even Sam ponders this thought, while you’re exploring the island off the coast of Madagascar, knowing that he wouldn’t know what their lives held even back then. 

This showcases the placement of the gameplay; wedged between a sudden and intense realization, and then right after coming to terms with the other awkward side of Nate’s feelings; the ones we’ve been living with since he made the knee-jerk reaction to lie to his wife and now he must take the hit for it. 

it’s just like so much is happening right now and so many things are falling into place how do you handle all this and oh man i want things to be right with elena but how do i deal with this and also keep her safe and kill all these people 

And that’s what making the writing in this so great; just like the orchestrated moments learned from TLOU, we are made to feel not only as Nate, but also Sam and Elena, who are both instruments to Nate’s behavior. 

Please don’t be another empty promise,” she said, speaking so softly he almost thought it was the wind playing tricks on his ear.

“I think I would tear myself apart watching you walk away from me. I’ve only just started to learn what it was like to find someone like you. And I would lose so much of myself if I were to lose you.
—  Reason number one why promises were just not made for me. -gaa
The Office Starters
  • "I have a lot of questions. Number one: how dare you?"
  • "Count me in as 'who cares'."
  • "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
  • "Apart from hitting her with my car, I have been so kind to that woman."
  • "When you're a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are gonna be right about that."
  • "It's not that children make me uncomfortable, it's just that, why be a dad when you can be a fun uncle? I've never heard of anyone rebelling against their fun uncle."
  • "I'm not superstitious ... but I am a little stitious."
  • "It's never too early for ice cream."
  • "I talk a lot, so I've learned to tune myself out."
  • "I wish there was a way to know that you're in the 'good old days' before you've actually left them."
  • "You gotta take a chance on something sometime."
  • "You don't call retarded people retards. It's bad taste. You call your friends retards when they're acting retarded."
  • "I know that patience and loyalty are good, and virtuous traits. But sometimes I just think you need to grow a pair."
  • "Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like a compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised."
  • "I don't see it. I think they both could do better."
  • "Hey. Can you make that straighter? That's what she said."
  • "I do not lose contests. I win them ... or I quit them because they are unfair.

prettyadorations  asked:

¡Hola! I'm a junior in high school, in IB Spanish 4. I'm really good at Spanish because I am half Latina gracias a mi mamá :) pero... her and my grandmother never taught me the language!! it frustrates me to this day lol so i've taken it into my own hands to learn the language fluently. Speaking is definitely the hardest thing for me, as i speak very slowly and take a lot of time to think of how to say what i need to. What could i do to become much faster at speaking and producing the words? :)

You really have to push yourself to think in Spanish, and that becomes easier with time.

The problem is that when you transition from intermediate to advanced, you end up having to think more on your feet in Spanish. Because the way people tend to learn is that they will translate their thoughts in their head before speaking, which takes time.

Ideally, you’re fully thinking in Spanish but that takes time.

It really helps to try to express yourself in Spanish a lot, even if you have to write it down at first, if you’re speaking and reading to yourself and starting to form opinions and thoughts in Spanish, that’s how it starts.

It truly helps to immerse yourself as much as possible, even speaking with your family in Spanish if you can.

Other ideas:

For practicing listening or writing, there are Spanish podcasts, there are also penpalsLang-8,  the Spanish newspaper / videos / online things like El País, the BBC news in Spanish, and Univision

There are also many free podcasts on iTunes if you look for them, probably in the Education section, but you can google iTunes Spanish podcasts and find stuff that way too.

And Brainscape did a Top 10 YouTube Channels to Learn Spanish for YouTube specific listening things.

I also recommend spanishisyouramigo and Señor Jordan

Also the channel practiquemos is very good for the beginners of Spanish who are looking for some grammar / pronunciation help

I would also recommend HuluLatino for Spanish programs, or if you have Netflix to try looking for shows that have Spanish audio, Spanish dubs, or even Spanish subtitles.

Aside from that, there’s also reading things and/or reading them aloud. In this way you get used to sounding things out and you also learn how to express yourself more because it gives you examples of how to use certain verbal phrases or more complex grammar… or sometimes grammar that a native speaker knows that isn’t always taught.

For instance… soñar “to dream” takes the preposition con when you mean “to dream of”. That I didn’t know until I really started reading, and I see it so much in poetry or love stories the idea of “sueño contigo” to mean “I dream of you”.

The best way to improve your Spanish is to constantly Spanish. Spanish just because you can. Spanish just because you want to. Talk to yourself in Spanish, talk to people who will understand you and help you out in Spanish.

It is a gradual process, but la práctica hace al maestro.

The Skeleton Key Starters
  • Beggars can't be choosers.
  • I think it suits you beautifully.
  • I believe you broke my legs.
  • Are you a superstitious person?
  • I told my mama where I was workin, she said that house has been nothin' but blood and tears.
  • Do you believe that?
  • You all right?
  • It gets harder every time.
  • They just don't believe like they used to.
  • It's in their wills. They left her/him the house.
  • They really loved her/him
  • Fiddlesticks, I don't know what possessed me.
  • I bet they don't have gardens like this is New Jersey.
  • I'm going into town for a while. Shopping.
  • So was that the storm or the ghosts?
  • Well, say what you will about spirits, I always thought you could learn something from them.
  • You haven't touched your gumbo.
  • I've made that special for you and you haven't even touched it.
  • He's/She's not safe in this house; not with you.
  • You know my mother used to say that if a lady invites you into her room, she probably isn't much of a lady.
  • Yeah, well, homegrown southern wisdom seems to grow on trees around here.
  • That attic is full of that stuff. Old recipies, voodoo dolls, magic sticks and...
  • I understand your cause for concern but my family is very superstitious, too. We're called Baptists.
  • Don't be a smartass.
  • You said you were worried about him/her...
  • The thing folks just don't understand about sacrifice... sometimes it's more of a trade.
  • We've been waiting for you.
  • It's like, hypnotism, right? Suggestion? And when this stuff works, its because someone believes it works?... And if you thought, you know, that magic made you sick... you might believe in a magic cure?
  • Somebody been workin' roots on you!
  • Are you religious at all?
  • I try to keep an open mind.
  • You think I'm senile, don't you?
  • You're not from the south. You wouldn't understand.
  • Well, she's/he's Old South she/he thinks women still curtsey.
  • You think too much about the time you have left- You don't spend it living.
  • The weakness is the flesh
  • Don't scratch her/him up any more than she already is.
Juvia + Attraction

Ohhhh look at me being fancy with a header and everything. Alright this post is actually serious though so I’ll try typing with proper grammar to seem more whatever I suppose. I kept wondering why Juvia, who was supposed to be the emotionless rain woman, was so full of emotions when fighting Gray. She was stoic when meeting Lucy just a few more chapters before, so what changed?

My answer is simple: Juvia took attraction and thought that feeling was what she should feel if she wasn’t so alone. (Basically love.)
Under the cut I’ll be explaining my reasoning for why I think this using images (a lot of images) from Juvia and Gray’s battle.

By the way, this is a very long post.

And since love is such a big characteristic of Juvia it basically explains how this:

becomes this:

So here it begins, the fated meeting of Juvia and Gray.

Keep reading

Send my muse one of the following: Wicked edition!
  • "She's dead!"
  • "Isn't it nice to know that good will conquer evil?"
  • "No one mourns the wicked."
  • "The wicked's lives are lonely."
  • "Are people born wicked?"
  • "The baby is unnaturally green!"
  • "Good news!"
  • "I'm limited."
  • "I've heard it said that people come into our lifetimes for a reason."
  • "But I know I'm who I am today because I knew you."
  • "I have been changed for good."
  • "It may well be that we will never meet again."
  • "So much of me is made of what I learned from you."
  • "I ask forgiveness."
  • "There's blame to share."
  • "Kill the witch!"
  • "I'll be heartless killing her!"
  • "Let his blood leave no stain."
  • "Let him never die."
  • "No good deed goes unpunished."
  • "Was I really seeking good or just seeking attention?"
  • "All helpful urges should be circumvented."
  • "I'm wicked through and through."
  • "Kiss me too fiercely."
  • "As long as you're mine."
  • "Somehow I've fallen under your spell."
  • "I'll wake up my body and make up for lost time."
  • "It's just, for the first time I feel...wicked."
  • "Wishing only wounds the heart."
  • "I'm not that girl."
  • "I never asked for this or planned it in advance."
  • "What can I say? I got carried away."
  • "They called me wonderful."
  • "We believe all sorts of things that aren't true. We call it history."
  • "The most celebrated are the rehabilitated."
  • "Trust me-it's fun."
  • "I hear her soul is so unclean pure water can melt her."
  • "People are so empty-headed, they'll believe anything!"
  • "Why couldn't you have stayed calm for once?"
  • "I hope you're happy now."
  • "I hope you're proud how you would grovel in submission."
  • "I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game."
  • "It's time to try defying gravity."
  • "I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so."
  • "Well if that's love it comes at much too high a cost."
  • "Kiss me goodbye."
  • "I hope you're happy in the end."
  • "Everyone deserves the chance to fly."
  • "I am a sentimental man."
  • "He could be that boy, but I'm not that girl."
  • "Don't remember that rush of joy."
  • "Wishing only wounds the heart."
  • "You really don't have to do that..."
  • "You're gonna be popular!"
  • "Life's more painless for the brainless."

“You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there." 

Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. ”My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,“ she says, ”and just drive everyone bananas.“