im making one for past ones

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Magnus Bane + tossing things around

TRADITIONAL ARTISTS LISTEN UP

OR ANY ARTIST THAT MAY DO TRAD ART AT SOME POINT

BC IVE SEEN THIS SHIT INFORMATION PERPETUATED ENOUGH TO GET ME PRETTY FUCKING HEATED

EVEN IN FUCKING ART SCHOOL I WAS TOLD LIES AND IM SURE YOU WERE TOO IF YOURE AN ADULT ARTIST SO PLS LISTEN

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sooooo i found out that in the original version of A Link to the Past, Link has pink hair??? 

also my gf said that link is a nonbinary icon so thats just true

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Boy this is at least a year old. Apparently I had merged all the layers (or used none…) so I layed on the textures and decided “ok this is some old/unfinished  painting in Royal Road, I totes planned this”

Top Shoujos

okay this is something i wanted to do for i while. i had read a lots of shoujos so i wanted to do my top because there could be some of you guys that wants to read some good shoujo mangas and in my perspective (in which i read already ) this are one of the best once for me. there could be better ones that i didn’t read yet so im gonna add some new ones later if necessary

Updated!!

  • orange TAKANO Ichigo 

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2012 

Genre : Drama, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life,Tragedy

Chapter : 21

Art : 9

Rating: Average: 9.1 / 10.0 

Summary : One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru.

The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.




  • Hirunaka No Ryuusei

Main Couple :  


Status: Completed 

Released : 2011

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 78

Art : 10 

Rating: 8.5 / 10.0 

Summary :  Suzume Yosano has lived deep in Japan’s countryside all her life until she’s forced to move to Tokyo to stay with her uncle. A new city, a new crowd, and a new tall, dark haired peculiar stranger that just happens to be her homeroom teacher… she will also have a new classmate named mamura which will have a big role in her life later

Daytime Shooting Star is about a young girl’s experience of the heartbeat of first love, and the agony of what comes after


  • strobe edge

Main Couple :


Status: Completed

Released : 2007

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 39

Art : 9

Rating: 8.6 / 10.0 

Summary : Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what “love” really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.

However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden area of Ren’s heart?


  • ao haru ride

Main Couple :


Status:  Completed

Released : 2011

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 48

Art : 10

Rating : 8.5 / 10.0 

Summary : Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image and life as a new high-school student. Because she’s cute and had a demure personality she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the one boy she has always liked, Tanaka Kou.

Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but that they cannot go back. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?


  • ookami shoujo to kuro ouji

Main Couple :


Status: Ongoing

Released : 2011

Genre : Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Chapter : 47

Art : 9

Rating : 7.8 / 10.0

Summary : Erika lied to her friends about having a boyfriend by showing a picture of an anonymous guy who turned out to be a a schoolmate of hers and was shortly recognized by her friends. Their conversations then was overheard by the guy, Sata Kyouya. Erika went to explain and proposed her idea of faking as lovers. However, Sata who gave off the nice-charming feelings guy turns out to be a black prince and used her reasons to blackmail her instead.


  • kimi ni todoke

Main Couple :


Status: Ongoing

Released : 2006

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 99

Art : 8

Rating : 8.7 / 10.0

Summary : Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character Samara from ‘The Ring’ (a popular Japanese horror movie), has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. But when her idol, the popular Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, making new friends and talking to different people. Sawako opens up to new people, making it easy for them to hurt her or help her. Which will her new friends do?



  • tonari no kaibutsu kun

Main Couple :


Status: Completed

Released : 2008

Genre : Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 52

Art : 9

Rating : 8.9 / 10.0

Summary : Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she accidentally delivers the lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, Haru becomes convinced they are friends.

Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would’ve thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku?



  • dengeki daisy

Main Couple :


Status:  Completed

Released : 2007

Genre : Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 72

Art : 7

Rating : 8.8 / 10.0

Summary : Teru, a poor and kind girl, recently lost her older brother, her only remaining relative. Before he died, he gave her a cell phone connecting her to a person he said would support her if ever he were unable to. As time passes she is cheered on by text messages sent from this enigmatic person, known only as DAISY. But one day, through an unexpected incident as Teru begins working for the delinquent school janitor, Kurosaki, she starts to question DAISY’s identity. DAISY may be closer to Teru than she thinks…


  • TAIYOU NO IE 

Main Couple :

Status: Completed

Released : 2010

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 50

Art : 6

Rating : 8.7 / 10.0

Summary : “Back in the day, this place was like a house of magic. Surely there must have been an invisible wizard living here in such a place so filled with both tears and laughter. Or so I used to think.”
What’s a young child to do when her mother leaves her father for another man? Or when her father remarries a woman who brings along a child from a previous marriage? Or when her childhood neighbor friend invites her to live with him?


  • haru matsu bokura

Main Couple :


Status: Ongoing

Released : 2014

Genre : Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Chapter : 14

Art : 9

Rating : 8.5 / 10.0

Summary : Mizuki cannot readily open her heart to anyone, but she is going to turn over a new leaf in high school and change that. But how can she get along with a good-looking group of four, especially with rumors at school about how they met? Although cautious at first, she gradually gets to know their true personalities. A story about good-looking men and the insanity of youth!




  • Hatsu haru

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2014

Genre : Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Chapter : 4

Art : 7

Rating: 8.6 / 10.0

Summary : When I’m too far, its hard to be seen. When I’m too close, its also hard to be seen. It hurts, I feel like crying. It’s too sad, until I make you laugh. That’s right, this is what you call first love…The most popular guy in school, fall in love for the first time in his life! 

  • suki ni naranai yo , senpai

Main Couple : 

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2015

Genre : Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Comedy,

Chapter : 4

Art : 9

Rating: 7.8 / 10.0

Summary :Falling in love with a painting while at a school’s festival, Iku is able to meet the gentle high schooler who created it. She falls in love at first sight and with that feeling in her heart, decides to enroll in that high school! But, what happens when she joins the art club and discovers her gentle prince has disappeared and a sleazeball has taken his place?!

  • tsubaki chou lonely planet

Main Couple :


Status: Ongoing

Released : 2015

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 5

Art : 9

Rating: 8.4 / 10.0

Summary : Ohno Fumi is a poor 2nd year high school student. Because of her father’s debts, she’s kicked out of her own home and has to rely on her own connections to survive. Thus begins her life living with and housekeeping for a writer…


  • Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai   

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2013

Genre : Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 13

Art : 7

Rating: 7.9 / 10.0

Summary : The unemployed Shibata Michiko is betting everything she has on her romance with a younger man—literally. In order to keep him happy, she deprives herself of the things she wants and buys him expensive clothing and accessories. Since she’s flat out broke, she needs to find a job before she starves to death and loses her young love interest. However, Michiko discovers that the boy was never interested in her romantically. Depressed at being dumped and after a series of unsuccessful interviews, she bumps into Kurosawa—an intimidating former boss she used to dislike.

  • Horimiya   

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2011

Genre : Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 53

Art : 8

Rating: 9 / 10.0

Summary : Hori may seem like a normal teenage girl, but she’s a completely different person after school. In her workaholic parents’ absence, Hori has been like a parent for her little brother since she was young herself. Between taking care of her brother, feeding them both, and housework, she doesn’t have much time for a usual teenage social life. One day, she meets someone else who does not present his true self at school: a quiet, glasses-wearing boy called Miyamura. She’d assumed he was bookish, and possibly an otaku, but Hori couldn’t have been more wrong. Outside of school, Miyamura is a friendly guy with many piercings, and he’s not very good at academics. Now the two of them have someone with whom they can share both halves of their lives!

  • Watashi no Ookami-kun   

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2014

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural

Chapter : 11

Art : 8

Rating: 8.4 / 10

Summary : Kusonoki Komugi lives with her mother in Tokyo and can’t get along with classmates. Because of her mother’s business trip, she has to stay with her father in Hokkaido for a year. She thinks she will have opportunities to make new friends. She got to sit next to Ookami Yuu, a popular boy who tells her she smells good. One day, she discovers his secret…


  • Nisekoi   

Main Couple :

Status: Ongoing

Released : 2011

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Harem, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice Of Life

Chapter : 181

Art : 9

Rating: 8.7 / 10.0

Summary : Raku Ichijou may be the heir to a yakuza group, but he’s a normal high school kid who dreams of peace and quiet. However, when he meets super-hot but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki, his life takes a sharp turn for the worse!


to be continued …

Florida Gothic
  • You stop at the Florida border after hours of driving. There is a small welcome center where a blonde woman named Karen hands you a free cup of orange juice. You excitedly ask how much longer until you reach the Keys. Karen laughs. 
  • There is nothing but farmland for hours on either side of the highway. You have been listening to the same classic rock station for three of them, with the occasional static of lost signal. You play a game counting as many Yeehaw Junction! billboards that you see. If you guess correctly, you win a prize. There are 80 of them.
  • Florida has two main cryptids, the Skunk Ape, and Florida Man. You are canoeing in the swamp and you hear rustling. Swatting at gnats and mosquitos you hold your breath, you spot the Skunk Ape. A moment or two goes by, the Skunk Ape reaches up and scratches his head. He removes what was a mask all along. Florida Man is the Skunk Ape. 
  • You visit your grandparent’s condo that’s 20 minutes from the beach. Everything in Florida is 20 minutes from the beach. There is an alligator walking on the golf course. “Let him play!!” A nearby woman shouts, as animal control attempts to capture the reptile. There will be another. There is always another. 
  • The more south you drive, the more north it becomes. One side of the street is pouring rain with flashing lightning, the other is dead grass from decades of drought. Everyone wears flip flops, often with long sleeved shirts or hoodies. No one questions this. 
  • It is 8:42pm on a Wednesday night. You walk into Publix, where shopping is a pleasure. Chicken tender subs are $5.99 for a whole, the man at the counter asks if you’d like to make it a combo. You never make it a combo. Two aisles over, a sweet woman asks if you’d like a free chocolate chip cookie. You say yes, and promptly buy a dozen more. 
  • The news tells stories of wild parties and drug scandals from one of the 3 major cities. You live in the suburbs, where the craziest thing that’s happened is an iguana went into homeostasis in the winter, and rose from the dead in the summer. You switch to the local weather, rain is in the forecast again. 
  • You have just paid $20 to park at the happiest place on earth. You used to park at the resorts and take the bus over, but they found out, and now monitor the resorts. You do not have extra magic hours but you stay past the park’s closing time anyway. It is empty except for one cast member sweeping popcorn off the floor. They have been sweeping for 27 minutes now. You are in Frontierland, but can hear It’s A Small World. You will always hear It’s A Small World. 

anonymous asked:

Fashion Nino is Paon and Restaurant Nino is Jade Turtle. This is now canon.

Oh man.

Is there a master list of Nino AU’s, there should be. I am going to make one with all of mine including the ones ive never shared


- Jade Turtle: Nino with the turtle miraculous

- Le Paon: Angsty version of Nino with the peacock miraculous

-Peacock!Nino: Not angsty version of Nino with the peacock miraculous, optional ‘strut your stuff version’ (im lookin at you @tides-miraculous

- Ladybug!Nino: paired with Cat Noir Alya

- Past Lives AU: Nino was a man named Alistar in a past life who took care of and raised a young boy named Leonardo, who would later be reborn as Adrien. Alistar was a past Cat Noir and his Ladybug was evil with greed. He was eventually killed by that Ladybug but avenged by Leonardo with the Cat Noir Ring. After that he retired the ring and protected both stones until he died. This was spawned off the idea of “This is not the first time we were friends”

- Inbetween AU: Nino is stuck between life and death and is essentially a ghost trying to figure out how to go home. In this inbetween state he can see the living and the dead and meets Adrien’s mother when he goes to the mansion. She, along with the CN’s of the past help him return to his life

-Chrono AU: none miraculous super technology superhero with a watch that allows him to teleport.

-Ni!knows AU: he knows who everyone is

-Werewolf!AU: self explanatory 

-Restaurant!AU: his family owns a restaurant and hes a waiter 

-Fashion!Nino: he is unwillingly roped into/blackmailed by adriens father to become a model. super salty about it

-Guardian!AU: he is trained to replace Master Fu

-Fill In!AU: Adrien reveals himself to Nino because he has a packed schedule and will be out of town intermittently in the summer, so Nino now is roped in to being Cat Noir when he’s not around. Also very salty about this.

-variation for Guardian!AU: Nino is taught to respect time since his power affects time. He is asked by master fu to practice meditation in between two moments of time. When time is frozen nino explores the world around him and gains respect for how every second affects a million lives. the first time he does this is in a storm and every drop hangs in the air

-Dog!AU: Nino inexplicably gains the ability to shapeshift into a german shepard and fucks around with it 100% percent of the time. Ladybug is furious with him for ‘misusing’ magic when they catch him. He stares at her, then dogs out and runs the fuck away. Cat thinks this is hilarious, Ladybug does not agree

-Recording Studio AU: he just owns a recording studio. Because i want that for him


Will add more later

AUs for muses with the same fc
  • ‘My neighbour just said we looked alike and I thought it was exaggeration but holy ducks we’re literally identical’ AU
  • ‘Hey stranger I noticed we look too much alike and basically please let me take pictures with you to confuse my friends/family’ AU
  • ‘I just saw a picture of you on my friend’s social media and holy fish sticks are we clones?’ AU
  • Muse A accidentally discovers they can step through mirrors. When they do so they find Muse B stood on the over side
  • Muse A is talking to themself in the mirror one day when their reflection, Muse B, starts talking back. 
  • Muse A discovers time travel and ends up back in time, meeting their past self, Muse B
  • Muse A comes from the future and tries to stop Muse B making a mistake
  • Muse A travels back in time with instructions to kill their past self, Muse B
  • Muse A is a witch/wizard/mage and is practicing a spell which backfires and splits them in two. One muse is the good side of the personality and one the bad
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Bets & Regrets (Part 3)

Pairing: Jimin x Reader (ft. Jungkook)

Genre: Angst

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 END

Summary: Jimin makes a bet in which he can’t go back on.


 After Hobi texting me, I was put in a bad mood. It didn’t make sense to me why both Hoseok and Jungkook were accusing of Jimin of something he would never do, The past year I knew Jimin as one of the sweetest guys out there. Its one of the many main things I loved about him.

When he returned from the bathroom, he noticed the frown on my face. “Whats wrong?” I shook my head not wanting to ruin the night I replaced it with a smile. “Its nothing to worry about.. Im just tired…”

“Do you want to go home?”

“That would actually be nice…” He nodded and guided me out after paying for the checks.

Every now and then he would glance to me. By time we pulled in front of my house he sighed and put the car into park. “Whats actually wrong?”

It was silent in the car for a good 3 minutes.

“Why is Hobi and Jungkook telling me that this relationship isn’t an actual relationship.. And that its just a bet..?


Heres Part 3 ^^ Part 4 is out

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“To solve a mystery, you sometimes need to take risks. Isn’t that right?”

↳ Happy Birthday, Sandy! °˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °

anonymous asked:

Can you make a pixel art tutorial? I really love your DBD sprites!

okay this is kind of hard to explain but ive tried. the sprite ill do for this tutorial is Feng Min’s from DbD!

what you’ll need: 
-colourful references of the character/thing u wanna draw
-aseprite, & kinda knowing how it works

1.First of all u should open aseprite. ah! ah! ah!. ok,and making a new sprite. its good to work in tiny sizes, big sizes dont work too well for pixelart. also, be sure u pick indexed, we’ll need it later. and transparent bg. then ok

2.The new file u make its gonna look just like the transparent bg and u wont have a grid or anything unless u have it as a preference. i, however, prefer using the pixel grid: its comfy and disappears if u move with the wheel.

3.Now its time to sketch out an idea.i use a mouse to do my sprites bc it gives me way more control on my movements, however,people usually do their sketches with a tablet on Photoshop or sai and then bring them to aseprite for the lineart and stuff. whatever u choose to do, is ur choice

¡¡¡VERY IMPORTANT!!! Dont sketch out on the first layer. leave that one empty just in case u wanna do a bg. u cant delete the Layer 1 in aseprite (or at least the version i use) and its kinda hellish to move layers, so be careful with ur layer choice

my layers look like this rn bc for these sprites i need to know the size of other sprites ive made before, and the min height (that blue straight line underneath the sketch). Also, u can change the layer opacity and properties by right click on the layer - properties - moving that opacity label

4.Lineart time! start drawing on a new layer with the black pen. just remember the rules for lineart. however, these can be step on if the sprite looks better. remember, in art, its better that it looks good than following the rules,but u must know the rules to know ure stepping on them

i like drawing a dirty lineart and later using eraser to fix everything that i may not like or looks bad

5.This isnt very good but wv. when ure happy with ur result, its time to start colouring. grab ur references, and lets set a colour palette

pixel art was used by game artists long ago when they needed to represent graphics without using more than certain colours (8, 16…) in systems like spectrum. we start with 32 colours in aseprite that… we’re really not gonna use except for ur sketch colour: delete the rest. expand the palette as much as u need by clicking on that weird pause symbol

aseprite has a very cool thing that you can create a colour, click it and ctrl+c, then choose an empty spot and ctrl+v and ull have it there too!! choose ur colours, and copy/paste them in the same line, with min a spot between them

(USE WSB AND ABS IN THE COLOUR PICKER DONT BE A FOOL)

also what im doing there is editing the colour we pasted before (leave the original colour in the middle, make the one in the left the colour u want for ur shading, the one in the right, for ur lighting). 

now, choose the dark, the middle colour, and the empty spots in between u left (ctrl+ click on them). then go to sort & gradients, next to edit colour, and choose gradient and…

tadda! a gradient without u doing any extra work. ok now do the same with the light and u have ur palette for the skin. easy!! and u can do this with literally any colour

now get to colour and make the palettes u need for each part of the body. COLOUR IN LAYERS just like u would do in any other program, but dont spend too much time sepparating shadows and lights in other layers, isnt really worth it, just work the same tones and parts in a layer 

6.Now its coloured. Nice.

these are my colour palettes for this sprite

my layers look more or less like this, as i said before, i sepparated by things, but not by shading or lighting like i would in sai for each layer. now i like adding, to the lineart, a colour thats not black and thats related to the palette used in each part. if u wanna do that, just add an extra colour next to ur palettes thats darker than the darkest one u have in that line, and paint over the black in the lineart layer

SO why did i tell u about indexed? if u wanna change any colour thats in the palette, u just have to edit it and it will edit in real time in the drawing and thats very cool. i didnt index mine bc im dumb and i had to change by hand every little colour change i did for the new lineart

looks like this in the end!

7. save it as gif bc if u save as png it wont save special effects u did (like using multiply or luminosity layers) and this is how mine looks

hope it was useful!

Top 25 Larry Fics of 2016

I read a lot of fic and the majority of it is larry. I like making lists and I like larry so I thought I’d do some minimal research of the top 25 larry fics published/completed in 2016 in order of least to most kudos (with links). All of these fics are top notch so you should all check them out!

An honorable mentions list will probably come soon, because there are so many brilliant fics that don’t reflect in their kudos.

25.) I Love You Most by @alienproof (11k)

Friends with benefits has always been enough for Louis. Until, of course, it isn’t.

24.) Just Like the Wolf Before He Bites by @crazyupsetter (11k)

He’s loud, Louis is, and that’s far from unusual for him, but the volume of it still has Harry pulling back the curtain. There’s a half-formed thought in the back of his brain about telling Louis off, because it’s fucking half three in the morning, but then.

But then Harry’s eyes get stuck on the soft glint of Louis’ stubble in the light, and he’s making his way across the room before he even realizes it.

Louis, for his part, just tips his chin up to give Harry space and keeps talking, waving the joint in his hand around for emphasis. He doesn’t even bother to greet Harry, going on with his story to his semi-rapt audience, just settles a hand in between Harry’s shoulder blades and pushes him down firmly.

Harry just. Relaxes. His eyes slip closed, pushing his entire face into that spot underneath Louis’ chin, where his hair is still growing, neat and prickly. The scent of Louis’ cologne drifts into Harry’s nose, light and fresh, and it’s calming. Comforting. His breathing syncs up with Louis’ quickly, and Harry feels so much better than he had five minutes ago he almost wants to cry.

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anonymous asked:

how do you know when your fallow/resting time is over?

Hello! Anon!
Thank you so much for sending in an ask~

Well, it’s really difficult sometimes to pin that down. Half the time, I don’t realize that I was in a fallow period until my “Hearing” pops back into its normal self and I don’t feel like I’m straining myself.
So, with that in mind:

Learning About Your Fallow Period

Start a Journal/Calendar

This may seem like a bizarre thing to say [or completely cliche], but I’ve found out by accident that my fallow periods are around the same time each year/month. I was looking at the posts that I make on one of my blogs on wordpress. There were clusters of posts when I was extremely active and things were flowing, then months where the was absolutely nothing, then high activity again. I would definitely recommend starting a calendar or journal to record these periods. [Just realized that this would be perfect for those that love to bullet journal].

Here’s how:

  1. Start a Journal about what your experiences are, make sure to record dates and how much activity. 
  2. Note on a scale from 1-10 [or however high] of how easy or difficult each “ability” or aspect that you were at. Such as:
    –Hearing
    –Seeing
    –Communicating [Spirit Work, Mediumship, Deity Convos]
    –Intuition [Divination Crafts]
    –Spoons/Energy Level 
    –Sensing [Spirit Work, Aura Reading/Healing, etc] 
    –Ability to Focus [Astral Travel/Performing Spells/Meditation]
    –Motivation
    –etc. 
  3. Make a small calendar that can show you the days where you were active/productive and leave blank that days that were not. You can use your phone app or even a small desk calendars that you can “dot” the date in on.
  4. Be as detailed or little as you want, this is something personal for you to learn your fallow periods.
  5. When you notice that your “abilities” are changing, make note. Figure out what is new, what has changed, did it correlate to when your fallow period ended? Is this a sign that the fallow/resting period helped increase? Did it decrease and something else appeared in it’s place?
  6. Make note of outside factors.
    – Was there an Astronomical explanation [Darn that Mercury Retrograde!] [Moon Phases]? If so, how much worse was it than the others that happened? Which ones made things more difficult, which ones made it easier? You can plan around these times for things to do. 
    – Where you super stressed or worried? Fallow periods can happen because stress is it’s peak. Are these small fallow periods happening when it’s time for bills/exams/life? Now you can see these and plan how to help combat that.
    – How were your spoons/energy levels? Did you do heavy energy/magic work? Extend yourself mentally/psychically/physically/emotionally? Has there been a recent trauma?These can be very big stressors for a fallow/resting period.
  7. Make a list of the things that absolutely relax and destress you, things that make you smile no matter what, things that you love to do, anything that makes you feel like you. Use these to help you when you are stressed or upset.
  8. Make a list to remind yourself that you are:
    – A Good Companion who is loved by their Spirit Family, that this is just a time for yourself so that you can better connect with them down the road.
    – A Strong Witch that can move mountains if they wish, but you need to kick back your legs and be a couch potato because being awesome takes work.
    – A human being that is beautiful and wonderful at what they do, but need time to enjoy life and rest their amazing gifts and mind. 
    – A human being that is fallible, but work with what you have and play those strengths and need to rest them so you can kick butt later.
    – Remind yourself that you are loved and that you need you tim every now and then.

This may take a year or more to really pin down a timeframe. Fallow/resting periods come and go. But you can start to see a pattern, or somewhat of a pattern emerge. If not, then you know a heck of a lot about your own skills and to combat those days when you feel down.

Recommendations for Journaling/Calendar

For the Traditionalist:

I enjoy writing things by hand. So I am very picky about the journals that I use. 
I hate ghosting/bleeding.

Designworks Ink has a Large Hardbound Journal that has 200 line pages with day/month headers. Which is PERFECT keeping track of their stuff.

You can find it on their website! [$16]
I’ve seen Walmart carry them, but this can be only the area Im in.
Books-a-million has also carried them.

For the Techies:

Truthfully, I’m one of those that likes to keep these things private. The interwebs is never truly private, as people can hack into things. ALTHOUGH, having it so that only you can see it is the best thing.

With that, I suggest Wordpress. Weird? I know.
BUT there are things that you can track on there. You can copy and paste the information from one thing to another. You can see the days where you post and when you don’t post. You can make your blog private so that no one can see. I like the features where you can physically see the months and days where you posted. I wouldn’t use tumblr, even though it has the private, password option. Mainly because I can’t see the posts or when I post [you have the archive, but it’s just a conglomerate. Wordpress shows by day.

Here’s an example. This is what I see when I go onto my Astral Travel experiences blog, where I log about my experiences there.

See how it shows the amount of posts and the degree at how many posts in one day? This is what got me to realize when my periods are or that it’s a great way of tracking it. Granted, it only shows a year at a time. So keep screenshot occasionally to see large spans.

Working through a Fallow/Resting Period

This will be the hardest part, because we always want to continue what we do. It’s natural. And we are stubborn and grow distressed when that natural pattern is interrupted. The important thing about working through a fallow/resting period is not make it worse by forcing yourself to do things.

In this nice shiny journal or reference list, start a list of things that you enjoy. Pick out things that you can counter it if it’s stress or trauma induced. Is it a moon phase? Then work with the moon and do something will work during that time frame. Try to examine them and see what you can do in order to keep yourself active, but don’t push yourself beyond your limits.

I hope that this helps and if there is any questions or need some help, don’t be afraid to ask.

Ashley