if you want to look at it that way

anonymous asked:

I don't understand how it's possible to 'draw what you see and not what you know' as you say. I already see it, and I have to know what I'm looking at in order to draw it, so how will magically seeing it in a new way make me able to draw it?

That’s just it, though. You want to draw without knowing what you’re looking at.

Our brains are very good at simplifying and compartmentalizing what we see. It’s for survival—we have to be able to judge things very quickly to protect ourselves, so our brains are always seeking out patterns and combinations to recognize.

So if we look at a face, for example, we might see a lot of shapes and lines and different colors, all very subtle and unique to every person, but our brains will simplify everything, so where once you had shapes and lines, now you have “eyes” and “mouth.”

You’ve gone from seeing to knowing. If you ask a group of people to draw an eye, you’ll get the same generic drawing from every person—an oval, a circle, another circle, and eyelashes—because everyone knows what an eye looks like.

But in art, you have to undo that and go back to seeing shapes and lines again.

Blind contour drawing is one way. If you cover up your paper so you can’t see what you’re drawing, then you’re forced to pay attention to all those shapes and lines again.

You can also try drawing something unfamiliar that your brain hasn’t been able to simplify yet.

Like an organic pattern:

Or an upside-down face:

The less you know about what you’re drawing and the more unfamiliar it is, the better you’ll see shapes, lines, and the relationships between them for what they truly are.

It’s not magic at all. It’s removing bias and undoing what your brain is so very good at doing.

I’m sorry you are hurting aro community

I’m sorry you feel like aces let you down 

I know I and everyone here will do our very best to look out for you 

Please tell us if you think we ever aren’t

You aro exactly the way you fucking want, okay?

She has told me everything,’ Wen went on. ‘I know that time was made for men, not the other way round. I have learned how to shape it and bend it. I know how to make a moment last for ever, because it already has. And I can teach these skills even to you, Clodpool. I have heard the heartbeat of the universe. I know the answers to many questions. Ask me.’

The apprentice gave him a bleary look. It was too early in the morning for it to be early in the morning. That was the only thing that he currently knew for sure.

‘Er … what does master want for breakfast?’ he said.

—  Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

Originally posted by pikamikey

A little daydream I had while listening to Sunday morning by maroon five and i wanted this to be longer and way more cute, but i’m so tired and I can’t write anymore but i miss writing luke and this is cheesy and shitty so feel free to ignore it okay :) I hope you all have a good night or morning where ever you are :) 

Luke’s fingers trailed over the sensitive skin of your back.

“What are you doing?” You grumbled, lifting your head up from his chest, looking up at his disheveled hair and tired face.

“Painting a picture,” He smiled down at you, pressing his lips to your forehead. “Go back to sleep.”

“I’m okay,” You mumbled, dropping you cheek back to his shoulder as you started to trace your fingers over his chest, painting your own picture. “What are you painting?”

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anonymous asked:

You post too many pics of yourself

Idk about you but it took me forever to be confident and happy with they way I look so I think I deserve to post as many pictures of my happy self as I want ps. This is my blog pss: I’m going to post more to spite you psss: this is coming from an anonymous who cant even show their face???

Protect What Is Mine

Request: I really want a protective Happy imagine 😙

You were planning to go out with your friends Kelly and Sarah tonight, you were just going to some club, so you had decided to wear a dress, your favorite black dress, that Happy had loved too. He loved it but hated it because he knew other men would look at you. You smoothed down your dress as you looked in the mirror.

You heard Happy walk in, you sighed getting ready to argue your way through this dress.

“Hey- and where the hell are you going looking like that?” He asked eying you up and down like you were insane.

“I’m going out, with Sarah and Kelly.” You responded crossing your arms. His eyebrows rose and he just started laughing.

“I’m going whether you like it or not , lowman.” You said walking past him.

“Try me.” He said grabbing your arm, making you turn around. You rolled your eyes at him and he pulled you to him then pinned you against the hall.

“You’re mine, and I’m not letting you go out like this.” He demanded, getting close to your face.

You gulped and you continued your front.

“I’m going.” You said trying to slip from under his grip.

“"If you’re going I’m going with you, that just how its going to be.” He said, loosening his grip on you.

“Whatever.” You said looking into his eyes.

Originally posted by samcroimagine

Kings of Con or Just Guests

Originally posted by yourfavoritedirector

Tagging: @baritonechick @totallysupernaturaloneshots @psycho-moose-sammy @crowley-you-sinnamon-roll @waywardlullabies @wayward-imagines idk who else to tag

“You’re home early, didn’t want to go out with the boys for drinks?” you ask as you look up from the couch as Rob and Rich make their way into your little apartment.

“Didn’t feel the need to. They can go.” Rich says as he sits next to you pulling you into his side as Rob sprawls out and lays his head on your lap.

“What happened? I haven’t seen either of you this down in months.”

“The ratings were pretty doubled tonight. Hell they were almost triple.” Rich says as his voice rumbles in his chest.

“But that’s good right?”

“They tripled because the boys were on there.” Rob says as he looks up at you.

“Oh. But You still had the question time afterword right?” you say as you run your fingers through Rob’s hair.


“Except they were almost all for Jared and Jensen or about working with them.” Rich says as he watches your fingers.

“Oh, I’m sure they weren’t the only reason they watched the episode.” you say trying to help them feel better.  

“Maybe not all of them, but a majority of them watched for the boys.” Rob says as he closes his eyes.

“How do you..”

“We saw your Tumblr open and decided to go through the kings of con tag.” Rich says with a defeated voice.

“Rich.. Rob.. I’m so sorry.. I thought the fans would watch for you two, it’s your show you guys worked so hard on it..” you say as tears spring to your eyes as you hurry your face into Rich’s neck.

“They have everything. They show dedicated to them, the fans saying we were lucky to be on that show.”

“The merchandise. The..”

“Hey, now you stop talking like that. You care about people so much. You stay all three days at the conventions making the most of your time spending it with fans. Crashing panels. Setting up jokes. People love you. I love you both. They might have everything. But I have you two, and I couldn’t be more proud of you two.” You say as you cut them off.

arieleileenwalsh  asked:

I jumped into a subletting situation in NYC 5 months ago, and while it turned out great, I don't know anything about the actual apartment-hunting process. My lease is up and I'm looking for a place the old fashioned way (with realtor and all.) I've looked thru your apartment guides before and I love them, but what documentation should I expect a realtor or landlord to ask for, beyond my credit score? I want to roll up prepared at open houses. Thanks! Love your blog :)

You don’t need to bring much with you, other than your driver’s license or state ID. It might also be helpful to have a list of references ready, but these aren’t always required and you can keep those contacts in your phone.

When you want to rent an apartment or home, the landlord will have you fill out some paperwork to apply. You’ll provide them with lots of information, like your previous addresses and contact information for those landlords, as well as information on your current job and income. You’ll sign a waiver and your credit will be checked. If the landlord requires additional documentation or references, you’ll provide those when asked. 

A Look Into On Love: Eros

So I want to talk about the Eros program. We know that Victor choreographed it after the way Yuuri danced at the banquet, after the handsome playboy that came out of nowhere and seduced him, right? I’ve seen a few people talk about how this was Victor’s way of sulking, (you can find a hilarious theory about that here) that it was his plan to preform it next season as a sort of call to Yuuri but as ridiculously amusing as that might be, I think it’s a bit off the mark. Let me explain.

In episode three, when Yurio sees Victor practicing the routine for Eros at ice castle it shocks him, and he says that Victor’s primary goal has always been to surprise people but he had lost the ability to do so. Nothing he did was shocking or unexpected anymore, and he knows this.

To further drive his home, think back to episode one. We see Victor at a press conference, and when he’s questioned about his plans for the future, he doesn’t respond. He doesn’t know how to respond. Why is that? He’s lost his inspiration and like Yurio says, if you don’t have that you’re as good as dead. 

But here’s where it gets interesting: we know that shortly after the conference at the Sochi GPF banquet, when Yuuri got drunk on champagne and started dancing, it made Victor feel something. *cough* turned on af *cough* It gave him inspiration. And while I do think he fell in love with Yuuri because of that, I think he was surprised more than anything.

TLDR: I think the Eros program was designed as a direct result of that to surprise the audience as much as Yuuri surprised Victor that night. In other words, not only was it a plea for Yuuri to come back to him, but his attempt to make something new, something no one would see coming. And even if he wasn’t the one that ended up showing it to the world, it certainly achieved it’s goal, shocking everyone by revealing a whole new side of the anxious, unassuming Yuuri Katsuki.

Originally posted by hithos

anonymous asked:

So I was looking at your old diary comics and I came across something about you being in the hospital! What happened? Are you all better now? I don't want you to feel bad ;_;

Veronica: I was not in a good way in early-2015 due to various factors, and shit just kinda hit the fan for me around TCAF where all the BPD-triggers in me were hit and shortly after the trip my therapist suggested I go to a hospital after the 5th or so session where i was all “How good would it be to be dead, if only I could just not wake up. Wouldn’t that be great? If you lie around hoping to die maybe your body will listen and shut down? I’d love that, that should happen.”

Souppy agreed to take me there and I was there for about a week and now I’m back and BETTER THAN EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m honestly fine, it was a good wake-up call and hilariously enough being in that hospital triggered all the anxieties that got me there in the first place, so despite losing my mind in there a few times, I came out of it all “Okay, so I know what makes me go nuts. How do I AVOID that/PREPARE for that”

And I honestly take care of myself a lot more now and I know if there’s a situation where I can imagine myself going ballistic, I just ollie the opposite way. It’s worked pretty well for me!!!!! And I’m honestly a lot happier!! I used to lunge myself into stressful situations with the belief that something good would come out of it and I realised nothing good comes out of it so I seek happiness a different way. 

And I have! I really appreciate the concern ;__; It’s really sweet to be cared about. I’m sorry for worrying!!

anonymous asked:

1) Louis confirmed today that he knows what we do by saying he saw the adoption papers and videos about Steve. Just in case we weren't absolutely sure about his sbb ass. 2) Danielle was obviously a blacklisted topic today. With everything going on with articles and the like, there's no way they wouldn't ask if they could. Every time the baby is brought up he looks pissed off/nauseous. Wonder why it's not blacklisted? It's almost like someone bts wants him to talk about it?? Interesting. 🙄

i’ll bet you it was simon jones that gave the go ahead for babygate to be talked about i just feel awful for louis he deserves interviews that only focus on what brings him joy

anonymous asked:

Should I buy Yeezys?

imo no. they aren’t bad looking shoes but they’re hyped in the wrong way. if you want to look like a fuckboy then yeah get some, or if you want to spend less money but still look like a fuckboy then get tubular shadows


“One laugh, one smile,” Millman said. “Not bad for the way you looked when you came in. Look, don’t bother to tell me any story if you don’t want to. You’d probably just repeat one of the favorite themes. Life, love, death…”

“Death,” Nita said softly.

The image of the Lone Power was suddenly before her eyes. She glanced at Millman then, wondering if she’d had time to cover over her expression.

“The same story,” Millman said. “And the only one we all know the end of, once we’re older than about three. But, boy, the way people behave, you wouldn’t think so! Adults refuse to talk about it. Even with people your age, who really want to hear about it, and about the other important things—the beginning of life, the relationships in the middle. We try to distract ourselves by wasting our time on all the other less important stories, the incidentals—who ‘failed,’ who ‘succeeded.’ It’s a pity.” He shook his head. “We hardly ever do right by kids. All you want from us is to tell you how life works. And one way or another, the issue of life and death makes us so uncomfortable that we find a hundred ways to keep from telling you about it, until it’s too late.”

- young wizards by diane duane

The Word

Do you ever just say it out loud to yourself—well, more whisper it, because it’s pretty much impossible to say it out loud—just to hear how it sounds?

Is it really an actual word?

You say it again. It doesn’t seem like it could be.

You say it again, a little louder this time. You’re alone, but you still look around to make sure no one is close by.

Does it have two syllables or three? You try it both ways. 

Three feels awkward. Two somehow doesn’t feel quite right either. Two-and-a-half?

Is it the only word in the English language with two-and-a-half syllables?

Hold on, you think, other people actually use this word? People actually say it? It doesn’t seem possible.


You’re alone and your face is bright red and all you want to do is hide under the covers.


anonymous asked:

Hi. Trans ftm here. I'm not on T. I really want to. And my parents don't accept what I'm trying to do. I can't bind. Which really messes with my dysphoria. I really wanna look the way I feel. How do I do this behind my parents back? I've been majorly depressed about this. Please help

All you need is 33 dollars to get a binder, if your parents give you lunch money. Take 1 dollar every day out of that lunch money and in 33 days you can buy a binder. Go to the mall, take that cash and put it on a visa gift card and have it sent to you. You can live track it via USPUS.



anonymous asked:

What is your opinion on steve you don't seem to empressed by him. Pardon if I am way off on that

I’m impressed by him. He’s well known in his own right and does good things. What I’m NOT impressed by, is this fandom praising him and jumping on his bandwagon blindly. This fandom jumps on every damn person that says what they want to hear and then they get screwed. And this damn fandom never learns, hence the repeated stunts and the same old shit happening over and over. 

Steve is out here doing this CROSS PROMO for a reason. He is out here looking to enlarge his fan base, and as insane as this fandom is, they are loyal to a fault and with that loyalty comes $$$$, particularly from Louis stans. And the proof is right here, for those who live in denial. 

I’ve already posted this article showing that the more social media followers you have, the more $$$ one makes - so there’s a benefit. And being connected to Louis gives Steve access to people who may never otherwise listen to him and/or EDM, so there is a PURPOSE in this cross promo. It’s not a bad purpose. But it’s important to keep it 100. And I said this months ago when the linkage first happened and we didn’t know there was a collab happening, specifically this on October 2, 2016:

I still think we’re gonna hear about Louis - maybe “his” girlband - doing some work with Steve, and this is the groundwork being laid.

Again, EVERYTHING WE SEE IS INTENTIONAL. Hindsight is 20/20, but the woke stay woke. The rest, well…


Today is my mother’s 43rd birthday, so I think she’s the most important person in my life so that’s why I want to do this:

“My Life is better with You” 👑

I’m five years old
It’s getting cold
I’ve got my big coat on

I hear your laugh
And look up smiling at you
I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch
And the tractor rides
Look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs
And fall asleep on the way home

I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I’m thirteen now
And don’t know how
My friends could be so mean
I come home crying
And you hold me tight
And grab the keys

And we drive and drive
Until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop
‘Till I forgotten all their names

I don’t know who I’m gonna talk to now at school
But I know I’m laughing
On the car ride home with you
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father
His strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother
Inside and out he’s better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house
And I had space to run and I
had the best days with you

There is a video I found
From back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen
And you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships
And the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart
And you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine and

I didn’t know if you knew
So I’m taking this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today.

Mothers are the best of our lives, do not waste your time away from them, look for them!
@taylorswift you are also my mom! 👑❤

It’s been a while but hey I’m back

And wtf how do I have over 200 followers now I’m honestly amazed??

Anyway I have a good little tip for you, I’ve been looking for a job and just out of curiosity I looked at some jobs in asset protection and I found out that way which stores do chase or hold lifters in the store, like say you want to lift at (Generic Store Name) you can go online and see if they’re hiring LP and typically it’ll say in the job responsibilities if they’ll be expected to detain lifters, chase them, etc

Idk it seems helpful to me

Diary Series - 1


Dear Diary,

Today was unbelievable. I’m back as a pro with DWTS. I have the most incredible partner. His name is Robert Herjavec. He might be a little stiff in the hips, but I think this partnership is going to be a good one. He is so excited to be on the show, and I get the feeling he is going to be a hard worker. He is so incredibly smart and funny. He actually listened to everything I had to say. He asked me questions and really wanted to get to know me. I guess you could say he made me feel really… special. The way he looked at me with those eyes. Wow. Those eyes took my breath away.

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