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Those who know me know that I’m not Seungri biased. I’ve never been. But let me tell you somethig: that doesn’t make me blind to how talented he is or how much effort he puts on everything he does as one of the members of Bigbang.

About how he’s treated. I’ve talk about this with the DG. I’ve been concerned about the way the other members treat him, the jokes…I feel like he has to put on a show and be “extra” to get his time because he “knows” the attention will be on the others; that he as he is wouldn’t get as much attention. And that hurts even if he’s not your bias because that’s not what he deserves after 10 years of working his soul off. He’s a grown man, one that has worked so hard to get to this point, not only the goofy one of the group… (Also, he’s no that way when he’s DJing or with his business)

And the way he’s trated has an impact in the way fans look at him. See him as the “funny” one, the cutie…(I do understand the role of the maknae in a group, but they’re no longer teenagers. Again, he’s a grown man. Are they going to treat him the same when they’re 30-40??)

He should leave BB(?) Although I think he’s not being treated the same as others, bigbang wouldn’t be the same without him. Bigbang wouldn’t be here without him. He deserves his place in Bigbang. He loves Bigbang. Bigbang without Seungri IS NOT BIGBANG.

Even if the company (and some VIPs) seem to think that his career and his solos aren’t as important as other’s he’s an amazing singer. You can like him or not, but he is and he deserves a minimum of respect after all this time.

One thing that I love about him, one thing that I’d never forget is how much he loves vips. And it seems like he has to beg for attention, for love. He even thinks that he’s the last on the VIP’s hearts. How can you say you’re a BB fan, a VIP if you’re part of the group that makes him feel that way?.

He’s important. He’s talented. He’s Bigbang. He’s loved. He deserves to be trated the same, and with respect.

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Screw writing ‘strong’ women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.” – Lori

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a fanmade trailer for the amazing book carry on by @rainbowrowell. i’ve spent months on this and so much thought has gone into this project, so pleeease reblog!!

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I was asked by the lovely @aud-works​ about nib recommendations, and it quickly became obvious I should make a more detailed tutorial, so! NIBS!!! Often misunderstood, but gosh do I love ‘em.

Brands - My favorite brand is Nikko by far. They last FOREVER and are super durable, I still have some Nikkos from middle school that work! Kinda hard to find though jetpens.com has a lovely selection here. Kuretake makes decent nibs and are easier to find in stores, but I feel they have more protective coating so need a longer time in the flame. Same with Tachikawa, they make the best holders and I’m so in love with the blue holder that comes with a cover which is perfect when traveling with a Maru.

DOOOOON’T GET AMERICAN NIBS if you can help it. I know a lot of comic artists SWEAR by Hunt 104′s, and sure the flexibility is great, but for me they just never hold ink for very long. I’ve never used an american-made brand and liked it, they always break right away and clog easily from my experience. But if it’s all you have access to it’s fine to start out on them of course!

PREP! it’s kinda important.

FIRE!!!! Yes, you need to set a torch to a new nib. Nibs come with a protective sealant on them that repels ink. Setting a quick lighter on it clears it up and they’ll hold ink at least twice as efficiently!

Paper and Ink!

Before I go into different types I just gotta say I always have to re-learn the hard way that if a paper has a lot of tooth a nib won’t hold up well. It’ll clog like all hell broke lose and get super fluffy, here’s a good example of how fluffy it can get I mean hoo boy the bleed here is ridiculous ewww:

Finally got some Deleter and the angels sang. Normal Smooth Bristol is fine too of course, but even that can scrape. In general a Nib will always scrape into paper, but if it’s a paper made for nibwork you’ll have to wipe it less and it won’t bleed as much!

As far as inks go, make sure it’s not too thick and you’re fine. For a brush I’ll always use Sumi ink, but for nib do noOOOooot do that lol. A more liquid Deleter or actually Black Magic Higgins works very well. I can’t believe I’m recommending Higgins but there you have it. Really doesn’t clog as much!

Now, what type to use?

Maru - Detail pen, the finicky love of your life. While it may be tempting, it’s important not to use a Maru exclusively to avoid clogging headaches. Pushing it too hard gives a higher chance to catch and spray (probably why most seem to hate nibs lol) it’s important not to force a nib to do something it doesn’t want to do!

G-Pen - Soft and Flexible, this guy is your best friend. Can achieve a surprising amount of detail work, will probably be your most used pen along with Maru. I always thought I hated the G cause I had confused it with School, but no, I finally saw the light! Perfect for thin-thick work. Ink lasts forever on it and it’s super durable to boot.

Spoon - Sharp and smooth, perfect for hatching, speed lines, and general drawing with a firmer feel. When doing thin-thick work it gives a sharper feel to the drawing which can have a nice effect!

School - Thick and Broad without much give, this guy goes in for a great graphic heavy feel. Love to use it for uniform chunky lines to show weight!

Hopefully this kinda shows how to use them all together!

The important thing is not to force them to do something they don’t want to do. They like their jobs. Work with them, not against.

General Tips:

- Beware when hatching to make separate lines, not scribbly woopy-woo lines or else the nib can break or catch and spray.
- WIPE DON’T WASH.
- SERIOUSLY DO NOT WASH IN WATER until the very end, and then clean with soap and water and make sure they’re dry or else it’ll rust to the holder.
- A napkin without much tooth is better than a paper towel, but like, whatever lying around is fine! Wipe the nib frequently while working!
- Don’t be afraid to scrape off dried ink with your nail! It can take it.
- Normal white-out is more than fine, you don’t need no special thick white ink crap that dries in the bottle anyway. Covers well and a nib goes over it fine.
- You can brush white-out onto your nib and use it as white ink, but make sure it’s cleaned properly after.

To quote a beloved teacher, “Nibs are your friend, not your enemy!” So be kind to them! Use the nib that suits the area you’re working on best. That’s why there are so many different types! Everyone is different, so practice and find out what works best for you! :)

I hope this is useful to someone!! As always if you have any questions feel free to ask, and have fun~! :D xoxo~Allison

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Carmilla has sustained a pretty bad injury, but it’s okay. She has a pretty hot doctor.

Read On Your Ground by uncreativename on ao3

Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 
Extensions: Epilogue (by platypiandi), high hopes (takes me back to where we started) by duckiesurprise

You have some talent and you work hard. I’ll take that over prodigy any day.

You know I really don’t get it. These kids work so hard, and instead of praise they are left with the last few scraps of a holiday dinner.

I’ve seen them out there at 5 in the morning and 10 at night. I’ve seen them on Halloween and Memorial Day. I’ve seen them running laps around the school because some sports team took the stadium from them when it was rightfully theirs, but instead of bitching about it they said “it’s time to get stronger”.

I’ve heard them talk about themselves. They really think they’re nothing special. They have heard what we all have to say about how easy what they do is. They use to shout in protest but soon realized we had already turned around to cheer on the ball game.

They speak in this secret language of fermatas and thirty second notes and dot books and subsets, but we seem to have translated the word crescendo into ‘worthless’.

I hear the football team talk about them. ‘I can’t believe the school gives them all that money, I mean they just come to play at our games!’ and I want to scream at the top of my very lungs that they do so much more than ride a bus and perform at half-time. I wanted to smash some sense into their heads. I want for just one second for everyone to see the stigma they had created.

But I wouldn’t. Who would listen? Who would stop to hear that every summer they wake up at 4 am and work until 11 pm to perfect 12 minutes? Who would stop to care that 100 kids struggle to wear their uniforms every year because they are falling apart at the seams, but the soccer team buys new ones every year?

Why is it that when 100 kids run across a field they earn respect, but when 100 kids run across a field with metal in their hands they earn malice and laughter?

Look at them. Look how amazing they are. Look how hard they work with what little they are given. Look at how they still take pride in the broken puzzle of a program the school board dishes out to them every year.

For God’s sake, just look at them.

For @scotchtapeofficial, to express my appreciation for all their hard work on the amazing swaptale PLEASE check it out!

I thought this part of the song really fit undertale and I wanted to make a swaptale tribute to fit it too, so I reimagined the introduction (the original is better trust me) (I know Frisk doesn’t have the knife after they swap, but i wanted to use reflections sorry

So yeah, thank you scotch tape for sharing swaptale with us and I can’t wait to see how it turns out 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。

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A few reasons to start Boku No Hero Academia, if you haven’t yet:

  • A cinnamon roll MC who’s all brains and only beginning the brawn part when the story begins
  • Wonderfully different characters that work well together
  • Said characters are also very wonderfully flawed
  • Said characters undergo some form of character development as the story progresses, but not at any point is it a 180 degree one or unrealistic to their pre-established characteristics
  • Logical explanations, limitations to everyone’s abilities and powers
  • Flawed, not-as-OP-as-you-would-think mentors
  • FRIENDSHIPS SO PRECIOUS THEY HURT
  • Actual consequences of actual actions taken - nope, not even your fave gets a free pass
  • YOU CANNOT HAVE JUST ONE FAVE
  • Minimal fan-service. And where it does happen it’s usually with the character themselves depicted as being comfortable with it 
  • Main female character not subjected to fan-service
  • The one lecherous character is deliberately depicted as unappealing and a general loser, and even his redeeming moments include no form of lecherousness on his part 
  • No other character - especially the “cool” ones or general favourites - supports/indulges in lecherous behaviour 
  • What are minor characters?
  • QUALITY COMEDY
  • Most parents are alive, well and supportive of their kids in their own way
  • Dick behaviour in “good” characters not justified with a sad, tragic past so much as their own decisions/characteristics leading them to behave in that manner
  • Amazing action in every arc so far
  • Power-ups that are earned with time and effort put into towards earning them
  • MC isn’t always the problem solving, enemy defeating star of every arc
  • Genuinely interesting, memorable villains whose presence actually leave consequences 
  • WELL WRITTEN PLOT AND CHARACTERS AHHHHH
  • Wonderful writing in general tbh
  • BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED FIRST SEASON DONE, SECOND IN THE WORKS
  • WEEKLY MANGA UPDATES
  • ALL YOUR FEELS WILL BE ALL TOO REAL

Seriously, 12/10 recommend

✖ we’re not ashes ✖

adam parrish at college sleeping in his boyfriend’s shirts and listening to his shitty electronica and skyping every night with him to talk about their days like the Marrieds they are and ronan telling him about what he’s working on at the barns and what he’s dreaming and sending him videos of opal eating various strange materials and blue and gansey sending him postcards and pictures that he puts up on the wall of his dorm room while he tops every class and impresses all his professors and works so hard but gets more sleep than he probably ever has and has a healthy social life and carrying it all around inside of him like a talisman: knowing he has a bright, happy, successful future that he made for himself, knowing he has a home to go back to, knowing he has people who love him. knowing that he can have love and freedom at the same time. knowing that he deserves all of it

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你是冰雪的王爵,你是末世的苍雪 (You’re the prince of the frozen kingdom, you’re the snow on the peak of trees;)

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Andrew Scott + really important advice:

“I don’t think that people are intrinsically homophobic, because otherwise we’d have to give up. I think people are ignorant, and there’s a lot of work to do. But it’s also very important for me to say that, I wasn’t bullied, it never affected my career, my parents were great about it. I mean it was always easy for them, and when I was younger, I still had feelings of isolation and shame, and that was compounded by a law that backed up that feeling.

And so, in ridding ourselves of that archaic law, you free up that mind space for young people, so that they can focus on all that stuff they should be focusing on, and allowing them to be outward looking. When someone is outward looking, rather than inward looking, it means that they become kind and generous and thoughtful people, and that’s what makes people happier. That’s why it’s a human rights issue.” (x)

ALSO!!! TODAY I GOT MY OWN SEWING MACHINE!!! i’ve been using friend’s and stuff up til now and it’s been a challenge but i finally have my own and i think i might get into doing commissions and stuff?? but for now i’ve got one week to get all my cosplays for my next con done, wish me luck!!!

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she couldn’t find a scarf small enough but she’s still rockin’ it
(happy fall btw!!)

Magnus Bane becoming unnerved when he thinks Alec doesn’t know who he is

Magnus Bane becoming vulnerable when he talks about Alec

Magnus Bane becoming blank with sadness when Alec is emotionally hurt

Magnus Bane working hard to decipher runes for Alec

Magnus Bane putting protective spells on Isabelle’s whip for Alec’s birthday

Magnus Bane making Alec coffee the way he likes it 

Magnus Bane remembering Alec’s birthday

Magnus Bane willing to sacrifice his life to save Alec and his friends

Magnus Bane admiring Alec’s beauty and personality 

Magnus Bane loving Alec Lightwood