if you can call that improvement

[MM] April Fool’s DLC release + 1.7.0 update


Hello, this is Cheritz. 

We have added a new episode today for April Fool’s.


Content Updated for the April Fool’s DLC

  *3 new April Fool’s Endings (Fully voiced)

  *New Ringtones(Text, Calls, Emails)

  *April Fool’s Free talk

  *April Fool’s Special BGM

*You can check out all the content in the Special menu.

*The BGM composer of Mystic Messenger, Flaming Heart, has composed the

April Fool’s special BGM. You can check them out with this April Fool’s DLC. Thank you!

*You can also check out the Valentine’s Day twitter hashtag event winner’s ideas!


1.7.0 Update Content

- April Fools DLC addition.

- Improved the in game resource update system.

- English version image fixes.

- English typos fixed.

- Trivial bug fixes.

- Restored the save popup when entering the April Fools DLC.


[v1.7.0 Update Release]

Android: We are planning to release a new version today

iOS: Takes an extra 2~4 business days after the Android update due to the Apple review process.


and…

On April 1, April Fool’s, you can enjoy an even more special Mystic Messenger!

Happy April Fool’s. Thank you!

Attention people who don’t have horses:

Sorry to break in with this on a very much Sherlock-only kind of blog- I promise not to make a regular thing of this, but this is something that’s happened TWICE now. 

This is Beyli. He’s a two-month old foal and he’s adorable. He belongs to a friend of the family. 

So adorable, in fact, that a member of the public spent a nice afternoon feeding him. You feed the ducks and that’s ok. right? It’s a nice thing to do. 

They fed him turnip. He choked and gave himself a stomachache as a result.

The problem is that horses can’t really burp and horses can’t vomit. Their digestive systems are fine-tuned and when they go wrong, they go really wrong. Colic in horses is difficult to treat and in Beyli’s case, like many others, proved to be insurmountable. With pain medicine not working, after 4 hours of doing their best with no improvement, the vet called time on his suffering rather than let him go on to a very slow and painful end. 

A horse needlessly suffered and died because someone fed him the wrong thing. They weren’t necessarily malicious, they were just hugely ignorant. And worse, they were hugely entitled. There were already signs asking people not to feed the animals. As I said, this has now happened TWICE to the same family, and they’re by no means alone. 

PLEASE Don’t feed horses that don’t belong to you. 

Horses can have disorders, diabetes, allergies and dietry requirements and you have NO IDEA if what you’re giving them is acceptable or not. Even ‘safe’ things like carrot and apple could be ‘wrong’ for this particular horse. Grass clippings? Not okay. Grain? Not okay for a horse that hasn’t been regularly eating it. 

Don’t assume. i have seen walkers pull up random plants and offer them over the fence INCLUDING TOXIC, DEADLY weeds like ragwort. I’ve seen horses offered dog-biscuits and bread. I’ve heard of horses being regularly fed by strangers thinking they were being under-fed, when the horse in question was on a vet-given diet to control weight and other conditions. 

Don’t feed horses that don’t belong to you even little treats and things like sugar cubes because it gives them bad manners. They start biting and harassing people. It’s bad for their teeth and too much sugar is terrible for them.

In some places if the owner has liability insurance, if you can be identified, YOU will be legally responsible for the vet’s bills. And if you’re thinking ‘well, they’d never identify me’, then that’s besides the point. 

Please. You wouldn’t feed someone’s dog without asking, I hope. You definitely wouldn’t feed someone else’s child. 

TL;DR: Don’t feed other people’s horses. You can make them SERIOUSLY ill. Treat animals in fields like animals at the zoo: you’re welcome to look, but don’t meddle with their care. 

PLEASE DON’T FEED OTHER PEOPLE’S HORSES. 

Candle magic by candle color

Originally posted by falling-through-autumn

White – white candles are great for healing spells, peace rituals, and gaining clarity on any situation. They are also helpful when performing a house-clearing ritual to clear out negative energy and call in positive, serene energy again. If unsure what candle to use, choose white. 

Pink – pink candles are wonderful for any kind of love spell, including self-love rituals to improve your self-esteem and promote a sense of happiness and joy in your life. You can also use pink candles for healing, especially if it is someone you love deeply. They can also be used to bring a peaceful end to conflicts and feuds with others.

Red – red candles embody the passion of lust, personal empowerment, inner strength, courage, and energy. Use red candles when you want to feel stronger, more proactive, empowered, or take control over your own circumstances. They are also great to bring more passion into your relationships, or more energy to your personal goals.

Purple – dark purple candles are great for enhancing your magickal powers, like energy work and spell casting. Light purple candles (like lavender or lilac colors) are good for softer pursuits like healing spells, love spells, and self-pampering. They can also help open your third eye and increase your psychic vision.

Blue – dark blue candles help trigger your psychic awareness and encourage prophetic dreams. Light blue candles would again be used for softer magickal workings, like healing, peace and tranquility.

Yellow – yellow candles are wonderful for mental stimulation and intelligence. Use them while studying or reading about new techniques. You can also use them on days you feel a little sluggish or sleepy mentally, as they will help energize you and make you feel more alert.

Orange – orange candles are good for stimulating your energy, both physical and mental. If you need some motivation and drive to complete certain tasks, an orange candle can help. You can also use orange candles to bring more lively energy into your home.

Green – green candles promote prosperity and abundance. They are perfect for money spells or any kind of abundance spell (like attracting a new job, a new home, etc.). Because they are the color of the abundance of nature, they can also be used in fertility spells.

Grey  - grey candles are used to create an aura of invisibility around you. It is the color for reaching compromises and erasing negative feelings. Grey candles emit a neutral energy and can be used at any time of the day or year.

Brown - brown candles can range from pale fawn to rich rust or golden brown. Brown candles are used to find lost objects and all rituals involving home, hearth, family, practical matters and pets. Brown is the color of Mother Earth and therefore, brown candles are grounding, balanced and protective. They are used to bring success through hard work, financial security and creating a strong foundation. Brown is a nurturer color and is the natural focus for maternal matters, instincts, and acceptance of others with all their faults and weaknesses. Brown energy can either be male or female, depending on their use.

Silver -  silver is the color of the moon and feminine energies. It helps with divination, for awakening clairvoyant, telepathic and psychometric abilities, for astral projection and intuition. Silver candles represent dreams, visions and the desire for fulfillment beyond the material world. In times of stress and sorrow, silver candles can help remove negativity and promote inner stability.

Gold - gold candles are good candles for prosperity, good luck and financial gain. You can also use this candle for good health, physical and emotional strength, healing and attracting happiness into your life.

Copper - copper candles are good for business success, passion, money, fertility and career growth. It’s one of the abundance and prosperity colors. 

Black – black candles are typically used to banish negativity, or bring an end to destructive habits. You can use them in decreasing spells (like quitting smoking or losing weight), or banishing harmful influences from your life (like destructive relationships, etc.).

How to use?

Easiest way to use candle magicks is just to choose the candle’s color based on what you need and light it up. You may have multiple candles of different color, but it’s good idea to concentrate to max 3 most important areas/solutions at time. If you try to chew too much, no solution will come out of it. Candle magicks is supposed to help you to raise your own mental power and strive you forward to your needs and dreams. You may search for longer spells and how to do them if that interests you. Remember it’s about positive help, not about negative. I personally don’t support hexes or such. 

Sometimes it is fun to check out, AFTER you have bought a candle, that WHY this specific color spoke to you. I had my eyes on a bright green candle when I had money problems and I later realized it was a color on abundance - it did help me to program my mind to expect prosperity and money, and money did come in. Now I have a black candle burning, because it spoke to me so much at the store - and I wasn’t even going to buy a candle! Having it on my living room’s table at right moment makes so much sense.

pst, to my younger followers:

dont let any snot nosed adults ass deep in cringe culture get u down for liking fnaf, having fnaf ocs, drawing self inserts, etc

if your art gets posted to a “bad art blog”, dont let it get to u. keep drawing and improving spites the best motivator. ive drawn myself gettin smorched by one of my favorite characters too!

the only thing seperating you from being “cringey” (heavy air quotes) and a Good Fnaf Artist is experience. i have a fnaf oc whos phone guys sister and if i can make ocs related to canon characters and not get her called a mary sue u can too

idk why im posting this suddenly but

I’d be fine with Mon-El if he was a 12 year old boy. Instead of keeping him from being a gross playboy Kara has to figure out how to be a reporter, superhero, and mom. The whole super squad becomes surrogate parents to him and we can see him playing video games at Winn’s and learning photography from James and Cat gives her advice on raising a pre-teen and let’s Kara call her every other day asking her opinion on things. she even has bonding moments with Clark where she acknowledges just how hard it would have been for him to raise her, and he tries to do better by this alien refugee and be there in ways he wasn’t for Kara. And it can be a plot of family is what you make of it, and real family is there to pull you up when you feel like you’re drowning.

Even the Guardian plot would improve because now Kara would be spread so thin that her superhero work is on the back burner and the baddies of National City are taking notice. Headlines like “where is supergirl?” And after yelling at a reporter: “mixed priorities: can super women really have it all?” And she’s doing her best but she’s just very very tired and James sees his best friend struggling and wants to help so he becomes the Guardian.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

No matter what you are going through, you don’t have to go through it alone. There are resources available to help.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need it, Tumblr.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Crisis Text Line: Free, 24/7 support for anyone in need. Text START to 741741.
  • IMALIVE: Chat confidentially with a volunteer trained in crisis intervention.
  • 7 Cups of Tea: Speak anonymously with a trained active listener.
  • American Psychological Association: A resource for finding mental health care in your area.
  • NEDA: Help and support for people struggling with eating disorders. You can call 1-800-931-2237 or chat with them online.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms (@twloha): Dedicated to helping people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
  • You Matter (@youmatterlifeline): You Matter was created to let people know that suicide is preventable.
  • NAMI (@namiorg): Dedicated to improving the lives of anyone living with mental illness. Free to chat at 1-800-950-6264.
  • The Trevor Project (@thetrevorproject): Confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ young people. Available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.
  • It Gets Better Project (@itgetsbetterproject): Communicating to LGBTQ+ youth around the world that it gets better.
Headcanon

At some point of his life, Kageyama became the best setter of Japan and then one of the youngest and greatest of the world. He’s like 22years old and after an Olympic match, with a gold medal on his chest, an interviewer from the NHK just stops and asks him some questions.

Interviewer: Kageyama-San what can you say about this Olympic? It’s your second time in this court.
Kageyama: Yeah, it was knif.. nice.
Interviewer: What about you? We know that Oikawa-San was your senpai, did he taught you something?
Kageyama: I learned everything I know from a magnificient senpai called Sugawara. *drops the mic and leaves*
Interviewer: …
Team: …
Sugawara: *at home, on the couch, passes out*
Daichi: I can’t believe he really… *holds Suga*
Oikawa: YOU LITTLE SON OF A BITCH!
Iwaizumi: Chill, you never really taught him how to improve himself.
Oikawa: THAT’S NOT FUCKING TRUE!
Iwaizumi: Babe, shut up. The cameraman is recording you.
NHK’s Cameraman: …

How to Keep Practicing Over Break

This post is as much for me as it is for all of you. Break saps all motivation to practice, especially since so many people go back to their parents house and lose access to the practice rooms we take for granted. However, if your goal is to keep improving, then practicing during break is essential!

  • Give yourself a routine. Seriously, knowing that you’re going to wake up at 8 am and practice at 9 am or whenever is hugely helpful. Part of the reason I practice so much less than I do during the semester is because I don’t HAVE to squeeze practice in somewhere - I have so much free time, I can do it later! And then I never do it. Setting up a defined schedule makes the process much easier.
  • Get rid of obstacles to BEGINNING practice. Have a phone call to make? Do it now, or decide it’s going to Wait until After Practice. Dishes need doing? Ditto! Want to get through four more pages of Tumblr/one more episode/two more chapters of that book? Sorry, those aren’t productive procrastination, they Will Wait. If you have little things hanging over your head, either do them or practice. Saying you’ll practice ‘after I do that chore’ and then never doing the chore is Procrastination2. Don’t do that!
  • Have goals for when you go back to school. Do you want to wow your teacher with the polish on a piece? Have two new pieces decently learned? Improve your trill speed by 15 bpm? Know what you want, and practice it. Otherwise you’re just noodling around, not seeing Progress because you don’t have anything you’re aiming for. HOWEVER, do not beat yourself up if you don’t achieve them - by practicing you still made progress somewhere!
  • Think about your favorite pieces. I want to sing Carmen one day. I might be adding an aria from Carmen to my rep by learning it this semester. Choose a piece that makes your heart sing and try it!
  • Motivate yourself with little gifts. Give yourself a nice bath for every 5 hours of practice. A hot mug of apple cider for every one. A new movie for a complete run-through of the piece at x bpm. It helps! I just got a 40 pack of teabags, with each being a different flavor, and I’m gonna give myself one every time I practice.
  • Have fun with it - juries are as far away as they can be! Hey! This is about as low stress as practicing can be! Having goals but no real deadline should let you have fun with your instrument. Play that flute piece you enjoy on your tuba. Practice operatic technique with Ella Fitzgerald songs. Practice double-tonguing while beat-boxing. (I don’t know how either of those things work I’m sorry if that isn’t something you can do.) Don’t stress, try to remember why you play your instrument in the first place.
  • Remember that practicing does in fact help. This is related to what I said above - even if you don’t reach whatever goal you had in mind, practicing is helping you improve. You’re getting in part of your 10,000 hours. The more you pay attention to what you’re doing, the more useful it is for you in the long term, even if it doesn’t feel like it. You Are IMPROVING.

Practicing can be hard, and I know I’m going to struggle with it this break, but I believe in you all! Message me when you practice and maybe that will help everyone (especially meeee) to practice more!

“I can’t believe you called me hot while on stage.”

Jensen just smiles and leans himself back onto the couch in the green room. “Well … I would’ve said ‘flaming’ but that wouldn’t have come across right.”

“No, it wouldn’t have” Misha huffs while busying himself with a bag of chips and not bothering to look back at his troublesome costar.

“Then I thought about saying that you are the fire in my loins, but I don’t think that would’ve been an improvement.”

Misha stops fussing with the chips a moment so he can stare up at the ceiling in exasperation. “My god …”

“Or … I could’ve said you were a hunk of burnin’ love.”

“Okay, you can stop now.”

“Would 'Smokey, the gay bear’ have been better?”

Misha can only roll his eyes before tossing the chips back onto the table, quickly turning around on his heel a second later and making his way towards the door.. “I’m walking away now.”

“My little firecracker?”

“I can’t hear you!”

“The spark in my heart?”

“You need mental help!”

“The warmth to my … uh … okay, I don’t think I got anymore.”

Misha groans with relief as soon as he opens the door to the hall. “Finally!”

Jensen just laughs, grabbing a pillow off the end of the couch and chucking it at Misha’s head before the guy has a chance to leave.

“Hey!” Misha yelps, turning back to glare at the other man– frustrated and fed up.

But jensen just shrugs and gives him that million dollar smile. “ I told you 'hot’ was the better choice.”

Misha may agree, but that doesn’t stop him from shutting the door again and running over to tackle Jensen as he slouches all cool and collected on the couch; because now, Misha has the sudden urge to show his friend all the other ways that he can start a fire.

How to Deal with Toxic People

If you can’t escape the toxic people in your life:

1. Don’t allow them to manipulate you into acting in certain ways (For example, don’t allow them to control you by being moody, demanding or rude.)

2. Don’t tip toe around them or live your life walking on egg shells.

3. Don’t make excuses for their bad behaviour or their inappropriate and over-the-top reactions.

4. Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself and to call things what they are (Often we are too polite to say anything, especially in social settings. However, that just perpetuates the situation, and keeps you feeling trapped and negative.)

5. Don’t allow them to play emotional games. For example, speak up when they are being rude and offensive by saying something like “Was it your intention to try to make me look bad when you said that?) Often a direct approach, especially in public, is very effective.

6. Establish personal boundaries. Do not allow other people to treat you in rude or disrespectful ways. Remember that we teach other people how to treat us!

7. Remember not to take things personally as it’s really about THEM, and not you.

Dealing with ART BLOCK


INTRODUCTION

Path of art is a path of struggle. A path that one time can be easy and appealing, quickly leading you to its destination, but the other time it can be full of obstacles or even blocks… art blocks.

What is an art block? Various artists from around the world seem to refer to ‘art blocks’ every time they have troubles producing new works. The cause and process of typical art block will differ from one person to another, but generally speaking: everything that prevents you from creating art, despite all the opportunities, can be called an art block. Although very common, art blocks can lead to some serious issues like loss of confidence, no motivation to improve or even fear of drawing (to avoid disappointing oneself).

In this little article I’ll do my best to tell you how to deal with this biggest artistic illness!

Keep reading

Advice #2

If you own a pet that is on a medication that significantly improves your pets state of life or is actually life threatening to not be on, do not wait until you are down to one or two doses to call in a refill. Do not wait until you are out of your medication to call in a refill. DO NOT WAIT. Many medications often come from compounding pharmacies that are out of state and can take up to a week to refill. If your pet has not been seen or had blood work done within a year it is illegal to prescribe most drugs to your pet. We are not being difficult-we are simply following the law so we don’t lose our pharmacy license. YOUR POOR PLANNING DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY. So please ask questions, please plan ahead, please learn what happens if your pet is to run out of your their medication so you understand the consequences of your actions.

dear younger users joining a fandom,

tumblr is a great source for learning about social issues you might not have known about before, and it can be a great educational tool. if you don’t close your mind to learning new things, you have the chance to really improve your social-political awareness.

however, please, please take the mentality of this website with a grain of salt.

this website will try very hard to desensitise you to hive mind brutality. i know it can be easier to follow the crowd, that it’s scary to think people might gang up on you if you don’t join in or, at the very least, condone their behaviour.

but please stay critical.

this website marks the phrase ‘bullying is bad’ as controversial. i’m not referring to calling out racist, homophobic, sexist, behaviour. i’m talking about people appropriating legitimate issues in order to excuse publicly attacking and humiliating people.

this isn’t meant to be patronising; but if you’re younger, you’re more impressionable. and it legitimately breaks my heart to see young people imitating the harmful behaviours demonstrated by older, popular users.

you’re going to see a lot of hypocrisy, you’re going to see a lot of misplaced vilification, and you’re going to see the 'pitch forks’.

sometimes the issues pointed out are valid. sometimes things are taken out of context and/or people are unfairly attacked. the latter is just as likely as the former.

tumblr can become a very bubble like coping mechanism. but if god forbid you are ever on the receiving end of any of this harmful behaviour, please, do not let it define you. you are young, you are learning. you are not evil for being curious about new things, for exploring your sexuality; for being a woman; for being asexual; for having a favourite character. whatever it may be.

this website throws out very serious, very damaging titles with little to no evidence; for one mistake, or none. be aware; don’t let it suck you in.

what i’m saying in a very long winded way is; if you’re younger and joining tumblr to participate in a fandom, it can be a lot of fun. but try to keep a safe distance. never let the people on here define your worth.

people are not right simply because they are an adult, or popular.

have fun, be kind, but most of all; be safe.

Attitude

It’s an important tool for an artist. I say “tool” because it’s something that takes time to use properly. Your attitude as an artist will determine how you look at your own work and the work of others. 

Here are some things I’ve done and/ or said to myself to build a more positive attitude towards my own art (in no particular order).

  • Be honest with yourself. Always. 
  • TRUST people that give you honest critique. Listen to what they have to say. 
  • There are things you can improve on AS WELL AS things you are GOOD at. It’s alright to be proud of yourself every now and then.
  • There’s no shame in asking for help. There are plenty of other artists out there that have struggled the same way you are now and ware willing to impart their wisdom onto you. 
  • The more you call yourself a “bad” artist the less time you’re taking to actually improve. 
  • If you can set boundaries for yourself, you can get past them as well. 
  • Don’t let your mistakes overshadow the little victories. 
  • When you find yourself making mistakes, slow down and assess the situation. 
  • It’s totally cool to look up to others but as an artist YOUR SENPAI IS STILL YOUR PEER. You’re both working real hard and deserve an equal amount of respect. 
  • You’re slowly becoming the artist you wish you were years ago. Even if you don’t see it yet. 

——————–

And again, I’m just rambling a bit and throwing out a bunch of pep talk stuff. At the end of the day I trust that you know what to do to be a happier artist. 

He was sensitive to light. A condition that required Abbas Kiarostami to wear his signature tinted glasses, which gave the impression he was always at the movies — in the dark, both storyteller and audience, watching life as if it were being projected inside his lenses.

He was sensitive to light, too, in his work. Those searching, pared down, coaxed-by-the-car conversations, and those patient reveals — if you can even call them that — are at the heart of Kiarostami’s most moving works. He was sensitive to light not as it improves on or clarifies truth, but how without it, there are no shadows: the unseen, what’s off-screen, what’s usually overlooked or what barely happens. Those revelations that can only occur when we’re no longer seeking what’s distinct but instead feel extra prone to life as it’s wonderfully, uneventfully, happening.

In July, when Abbas Kiarostami died, I wrote something but never published it. I spent the weekend rewatching some of his films, so here’s the short piece I wrote this past summer. 

Seokjin Singing Appreciation
Seokjin Singing Appreciation

Jin is such an underrated member. I compiled almost all of his singing parts from 2 Cool 4 Skool up to 화양연화 pt.2. I was a bit disappointed when I was collecting all his parts, because there was either only 2 or 3 lines or 1 chorus/pre-chorus that he had in each song. Although the songs aren’t in order, if you can tell which song is which, you can really hear how much his singing and stability has improved. Jin has such a lovely voice; it sounds really sweet… like honey? He works continuously works hard to improve his dancing skills as well as his singing. He’s so much more than just a handsome face. I hope he gets to showcase his voice a lot more in the future. Please appreciate Seokjin.

Hoseok appreciation

Dating Effy Stonem would include

-Being unapologetically honest with each other

-Going out to smoke and drink together

-Lots of making out

-You make her feel so happy

-You dance and sing together

-And you can always get her to laugh

-And flirting using cheesy pick up lines

-Complimenting each other so much

-And hold each other so close

-Trying to improve her view on the world

-She always calls you when she needs help

-She always tell you that you are the good in her life

-Cuddling, she holds you close like you might leave

-You fall asleep in each others arms

-When its late and your close she feels like she can tell you anything

-Helping her make the right decisions

-Defending each other to the death

-Walking around late at night together just to get fresh air and feel okay again

-Kissing her forehead

-Trying to show her that she can have a happy ending

Originally posted by last-angels-death