im too damn free ~ ~

my pals on the lancecord asked me for some tips on cuban spanish so i thought i’d share them here too for all you lance writers. i’m a cuban voltron fan who doesnt want to live in fear of bad spanish in nearly every damn fic and im trying to be the change i want to see in the world. so feel free to message me if you have any questions about lance’s culture bc this is nowhere near being comprehensive at all.

lets get into the stuff google translate can’t teach u!

i don’t know anyone under the age of 60 who says “dios mio.” lance definitely would not, unless he is doing an impression of his abuela.

things that sound more natural than dios mio: ave maria, ay dios, por dios, AY POR DIOS

more commonly we exclaim “coño!” for anything. shock/anger/awe/etc. if the reaction is negative, it’s just coño. if the reaction is positive, we drop the first syllable and draw it out like “‘ñoooooo”

we exclaim “pinga!” or “cojone!” or “pinga cojone!” as a negative reaction more commonly than any translations of omg too

“de madre” is something we usually exclaim as a negative reaction. it can be yelled or sighed or grumbled. usually has a frustrated or incredulous connotation

“wepa!” is a sound we make as a positive exclamation.

we say “‘ueno” like the verbal embodiment of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (it’s bueno with the b dropped)


other things that sound really stiff for cubans to say is like, “hola, como estas?” i mean, you say it to people you’re not on a casual level with. to friends/family these sound more natural:

“que bola asere” is how we greet our close friends

“que bola” or “que vuelta” is how we say hey

“oye” is hey! but not as a greeting, as an exclamation. something you would say before a greeting or on its own when surprised/offended/trying to get someone’s attention/etc

common insults: cabron/cabrona, mojon, comepinga, comemierda

common pet names for anyone: flaco, nena, mojon, mi socio, corazon

“asere” is our word for “bro” that no other country uses (1000% what lance calls hunk)

we also have a tendency to call our family members by their relation+their name, such as “my Tio Jimmy called” or “Abuela Carmen is making food.” i think this is when we have big ol families and just saying tio or abuela isnt specific enough


also this isnt spanish but i s2g so many bilingual cubans i know use the word “fire” almost constantly to describe something awesome. so i think thats a small cultural thing that communicates lance is cuban without having him speak spanish. (ex. “omg that’s fire” “hunk makes fire tacos” “pidge is fire at fixing stuff” “can you play that fire song?”)


now here’s a bunch of stuff that’s just my opinion

  • I think it’s most in character for Lance to drop Spanish words only one or two at a time into English phrases, since that’s how he uses it in canon (“Hasta la later, Keith!”). A couple of quick examples off the top of my head -
    • tremendo/tremenda - an adjective for huge. “You’re being tremendo sore loser, but okay.”
    • todito/todo - means everything. you can use them one after the other for extra drama. “I forgot todito, todo, about calculus immediately after passing it.”
    • These sound like really natural ways to drop Spanish into conversation without being forced if you keep it to a minimum. I aint here to tell u how to write your lance but i beg you - Please show restraint and don’t try to use all of these tips at the same time!!
  • I recommend following latin internet personalities (like jaxxgarcia or mr. red) to pick up their Spanglish phrasing if you’re really into that. please don’t try to make up your own. it’s never as cute as you thought.
  • if you’re writing full on spanish for more than a word or two, please do not ever make Lance speak it “accidentally” (or even worse, on purpose) to someone he knows doesn’t understand the language. that’s really rude and alienating and it’s so against lance’s character to isolate himself from others like that when he speaks fluent english. 
  • other times Lance can toss a spanish word in without sounding forced is if he’s namedropping cuban things! Try looking up some of our 
    • food (ropa vieja, pan con lechon, arroz con leche)
    • drinks (materva, iron beer, malta), 
    • films (juan of the dead, azucar amarga)
    • or music (celia cruz, marc anthony, juanes*) and have lance mention them by their spanish name if the topic comes up. 
      • *not all of these musicians are cuban, but they’re some of the most popular amongst us. i’m simply naming artists i think lance is most likely to enjoy considering his age and personality.
  • speaking of music, we have very specific dance styles that are pretty cool and almost mandatory to learn at a young age. cubans in general love to party, and to host large family gatherings which easily morph into parties, and basically any social event seems awkward if there’s no one dancing at any point. 
  • what I’m trying to say is Lance definitely knows salsa or merengue moves.
  • I don’t love to party and I’m not a good dancer and I don’t like dancing, but I know salsa anyway because I had to be in the environment my whole life. always exceptions, but the majority of cubans grow up knowing how to dance and it looks more or less like this:

and one last opinion for the road:

Voltron takes place in the future, so I like to dream of Lance being born in a world where Cuba’s free from communism. If you’re doing a Voltron AU that takes place nowadays, please don’t write about Lance’s experience in Cuba if you aren’t familiar with what it’s like to live under a regime like that. It’s very bleak and textbooks don’t cover half of the fucked up things that those who live there actually have to go through.

Lance could have been born in Cuba, but raised somewhere else. Miami would be my recommendation because it’s our second homeland and it means he would have been raised surrounded by Cuban culture without the governmental oppression. But Cubans are absolutely everywhere, so it’s equally believable that Lance’s family could have immigrated to Pawnee, Indiana. Even in Voltron canon, I think it’s likely Lance moved to America at a young age because he clearly has a native fluency in English.

edit: I have a cuban things tag now if you’re interested in finding out more cultural details!

im looking at you rpc

stop making graphic commissions if you don’t have permission to use those resources. With resources I mean fonts, textures, stocks etc. This is SPECIFICALLY meant for those who ask real money for their graphics.

No, I don’t care about the whole “BUT I NEED MONEY” because it’s not an excuse. You can still be a decent person and ask for a permission if that’s what you need. In most of the cases these people say it’s okay to use their resources free for PERSONAL use but NOT FOR SELLING. Usually, these makers ask for some type of payment if you’re using them to make money. You can’t just go to google, pick a picture you like and use it in a graphic someone is paying for.

DO YOUR RESEARCH. MAKE SURE THE MAKER ALLOWS THOSE RESOURCES BEING USED THAT WAY.

Why do I care so much you might wonder?? because the people who make these things shouldn’t be taken for granted. Making fonts, textures and stocks might be a way for someone to earn their money. And whenever you’re taking them without even reading their rules on how you can use them, YOU ARE HURTING THEM. ONCE THEY NOTICE YOU’RE TAKING SHIT FROM THEM FOR FREE TO SELL THEM THEN THEY MIGHT STOP MAKING THESE RESOURCES.

Not only that but it’s a legal thing too. You don’t just go to some store and instead of grabbing the free sample, you take the whole product that you’re supposed to pay for.

Be decent to fellow content makers. Please.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know you're such a great and helpful person! And your art is so nice too look at! All the tips you've been giving are really helpful too, bc im currently studying game art too (well first year is the orientation year but i can go :') ) So once again thank you!

ooh u r soo damn welcome boi ! o(*^▽^*)o

i’m sincerely glad i can be useful to somethin’! I dun’ think mah answers are that helpful but maybe it’s kinda comforting to get answers anyway?!

I wish u good luck for ur first year!i’m sure u’ll succeed and find ur own path! If u need help, Feel free to ask meh anythin’ ! o(〃^▽^〃)/

anonymous asked:

Yurio

*cracks knuckles* i was waiting for this

  • First impression

tbh as soon as i saw him lean against the wall in ep 1 looking all *~intimidating~* n shit i knew. i knew i was going to love this boy

  • Impression now

i still absolutely love this boy he used to be my #1 fav character overall and idrk if he still is atm but got DAMN i love my son with every FIBER OF MY BEING

  • Favorite moment

the part where he starts crying at the end of his free skate in ep 12 bc got damn it was deadass 5 am in the morning and i was crying too wtf

  • Idea for a story

this isnt rly an idea bc its already in the works but i love mila and yuri’s bond and i want to explore it deeper than what we got :’) although yuri with the russian squad in general is also an idea i love

  • Unpopular opinion

yall be fightin whether he’d be shorter or taller than otabek and im just here like… #sameheight oops

  • Favorite relationship

AGAIN DO U HAVE TO ASK

but.. ngl.. i live for yuri having a onesided crush on yuuri

  • Favorite headcanon

mila and yuri are platonic soulmates thank u goodbye drops mic

i have way too many clothes lmao like,,,, im obsessed with wardrobes and i like mine but damn its so full im shoving coathangers in there atm

my dream is to have a nice walk in wardrobe with racks for shoes and bags and hats and scarves as well as designated areas for pants/skirts/tops/jackets/dresses u kno????? 

like my biggest peeve rn is that my closet is like, waist height?? maybe a bit taller (cause my room is the attic its build into a half wall??) so my long jumpsuits fuckin drag on the ground & i am NOT abt the shit :/ also i can never see my shoes :(

anonymous asked:

Since requests are open, may I make one? How would Megatron, Knock Out, Bumblebee, and Wheeljack react to Predaking taking a shine to their Cybertronian S/O? Not in a romantic sense, more "this is the only Good bot I've met and I will do anything they want of me and they are now a part of my crew" kinda way. (I remember seeing a post saying you don't write for him, so if this counts as writing for him or it focuses too much on a character you don't like, feel free to delete this!)

idk wheeljack enough to do this so im excluding him

Transformers: Prime

Megatron would most likely use this to his advantage- with you on his side, and Predaking on your side, he’s damn near unstoppable now. He probably tries to get you to make Predaking do his bidding. Overall, not too bad. For you and Megatron, anyways.

Knockout honestly…wouldn’t care too much? Just means Predaking will stay off his back, finally. He might use this to keep the Insecticons off him, but overall, not a lot will happen. Other than passive aggressive comments that he’ll become second-in-command now.

Bumblebee is a little shocked, to say the least. Does this mean Predaking is on the Autobots’ side now? Or just yours? He really hopes you know to take this very seriously. Who KNOWS what might happen. But also can you ask him to give Bee some rides-

IWASAME CAFE Σ(´∀`;)

“You’re 2 minutes early, perfect, if you could just drop me at 3112 South – “ The woman looked up from her phone towards the driver as she had started to read off the address of the vacation rental she had opted to stay at for her undetermined visit. But something stopped her mid sentence. There was a bewildered look of confusion and after a hasty look towards the rear window verified the lack of the telltale stickers, realization hit Joanna like the sting of touching a pistol’s barrel too soon after firing. Oh dear. “…You’re not my uber driver, are you? Damn. Okay listen, you really outta lock your doors.”

Zodiac on vacation

Aries: WHOOHOO LETS TRAVEL THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD

Taurus: i wanna stay home and eat….a lot

Gemini: I dont know guys this hotel is tooooo expensive.

Cancer: *taking pictures of everything*

Leo: *YAWN* Its too hoooootttt. like me

Virgo: this room isnt clean why

Libra: OMG all those shops!! and beautiful places!! SO PRETTY

Scorpio: *drinks every bottle of alchohol*

Sagittarius: IM GOING TRAVEL WITH YOU ARIES

Capricorn : Gemini is right guys this isnt nice we dont have enough money wtf

Aquarius: *Swimming in the sea* Im swimming free~

Pisces: GUYS WHERE IS MY CAMERA AND WHERE IS CANCER?!?!?!

ishotanarrowintotheair  asked:

So I was going through the Rexsoka tag like I said, but while I was reading through some of your headcanons and saw "Obi-Wan does sometimes wonder, though, if Cody and Satine would have gotten along" and now I distracted by thinking about that happening and how it would have gone down.

IM SORRY THIS TOOK SO LONG I just couldn’t get in the mindset for a while and then I sort of forgot this was here?? Im sorry 

  • Cody was not… technically supposed to be at the dinner, but then again, neither were Anakin or Rex or Ahsoka
    • Padme is just a little too free with her invitations sometimes, in the opinion of many senators and other diplomats, but no one is gonna argue with two clones and two Jedi, let alone Padme
    • Obi-Wan was also supposed to be there, but he had Important Business To Attend To back at the Temple. Cody is only 75% sure that he meant “get some actual thrice-damned sleep for once during this bloody war” and is absolutely going to check up on that after he gets out of dinner
  • Anyways so Cody is there, and he was planning on spending most of the evening with Rex, but Rex has been cornered by some important person from some unimportant planet that the 501st protected during some battle and looks very uncomfortable with the whole situation. 
    • Cody briefly considers going to rescue him, and then remembers the Mynock Incident and decides that Rex can Suffer™ for a while longer
  • Anakin and Ahsoka are… more adept then Cody had expected on dealing with stuffy Important People in non-life-threatening situations, so they’re no help either
  • But then this woman walks up to him, and by the stars, she is very pretty and Cody thinks long and hard (hah) about his sexual preferences for a moment before, oh Force, she starts talking to him
  • And oh. Oh. She’s the Duchess of Mandalore. Well then.
    • as soon as that little tidbit is revealed, Cody switches to Mando’a and she seems very impressed with that, as well as pleased, and Cody would bet the Negotiator that the look in her eyes when people start giving them slightly concerned looks about the harsh, gutteral, morbid language they’re speaking in is a spark of humor that she would never admit to
  • And then she asks if he is, in fact, the Commander Cody of the 7th Sky Corps? The right hand man of one General Kenobi?
    • which he is, of course, and damn proud of it, too, even if the crazy Jedi gives him a heart attack every three days or so
  • and then, wonder of wonders, she starts shit-talking about Kenobi. Not only right in front of Cody, but directly to him! Duchess or not, who does this woman think she -
    • okay well that’s a pretty good point actually
    • ….that one is too
    • kriff the Duchess really knows her stuff
  • across the room, Padme manages to catch Anakin for a brief moment. “Look! Duchess Satine and Cody seem to be getting along wonderfully!” “uh… yeah… huh….”
    • Anakin is only 63% sure they aren’t arguing, as it’s hard to tell with Mando’a, but at least Cody doesn’t look all stonefaced and secretly panicked like he did before, so that’s something, right?
    • “Now, if you’ll please excuse me, Senator, I need to go repay a favor” (Rex is starting to seriously eye the window to the left, and Anakin is very familiar with the Captain’s tendency to rush headfirst out of awkward situations into the much preferable dangerous ones)
    • (besides, he never really did properly pay Rex back for the undignified launch off the wall…)
  • Cody and Satine talk for the next like 3 hours
  • It’s all complaints about Obi-Wan and subsequently making fun of him ruthlesly
  • it’s very cathartic for both of them
    • so much so, in fact, that they exchange private comm numbers, and Satine tells Cody “please call whenever you have the chance, there’s no one else who understands this” to which he replies “don’t i know it, even Rex, who has to deal with Skywalker all day, doesn’t understand what it’s like to chase after Kenobi day in and day out”
  • Cody returns to the Temple much later that evening with Ahsoka and Rex. Anakin told them that he was staying behind to help escort some of the more drunk people home and give Padme a hand cleaning up. Cody’s just glad he wasn’t asked to also clean up. There are droids for that, and when there are no droids, there are shinies and cadets, and it’s been a long time since he was either of those
  • Obi-Wan is, for once, fast asleep, and Cody makes a mental note to give Wooley a credit the next time he sees him
  • Obi-Wan has no clue that Cody and Satine are friends, which is probably for the best, because if he knew, he’d try to butt in, and get burned so badly he’d never recover
  • (they have twice-weekly chats that are mainly centered around roasting the non-present Jedi to the extreme, but also exchanging defensive strategies [just because she’s a pacifist doesn’t mean she won’t protect her people] and local gossip)
    • (Satine is especially invested in the on-going barracks drama that is Steel and Crasher both trying their hardest not to know that the other is interested in them, and has in fact requested that Cody place a bet for her with Waxer on when they’ll finally cave and get together)
    • (but that’s another story)

never fade away, part iv

-i cant tell y'all how much research ive done to write this realistically like im really educating myself here
-also i made a playlist fr this hmu if u wanna listen to it
-also im writing this while im home alone in my room happy new year lmfao

You had officially been a missing person for 8 days according to the GCPD. Within those days, you had been with nobody but Jerome almost exclusively. You were kept locked in his room all day and all night, and the only time you were ever allowed out was if Barbara and Tabitha decided they wanted to spend time with you. They were nice enough, for a couple of psychopaths, but they still made you tense up when they got near to you.

The same went for Jerome. He was dead set on making you dependent on him. Constantly telling someone that you were all they had and that no one would ever care about them except for you was a pretty well known abuse tactic. So was telling someone that you would do something harmful or irrational if they left you. And with you being 15 and not having a fully developed brain, and being hormonally unstable at this age, he was probably planning to keep up with these tactics until he had brainwashed you into believing it.

All you could hope to do was remind yourself constantly that he was lying. After all, in abusive relationships, it starts out small, and by the time it’s escalated to full blow abuse, the guilty party has already convinced their victim that when they are being told is true. You, on the other hand, had been snatched off the streets and had this all thrown in your face. If the abuse started off at it’s worst, there was no way he’d ever convince you to believe him, right?

Realistcially, you knew that as long as you remained strong-willed, he wouldn’t be able to get to you. All you could do was pray that you could manage to convince him that he had control over you while simultaneously remaining yourself.

Yesterday he came back to your shared room in the afternoon, after a morning of terrorizing the streets of Gotham. Your back was facing him. You sat on the cool tile floor of the bedroom, right in front of the glass window, starting out at the city. “Hey there,” he said, and you didn’t even have to look at him to know he was grinning. You could hear it in his tone. It amazed you that a person could smile that much, insane or not.

“Hi,” you responded, still not moving away from the window. You couldn’t help it, you missed freedom and being outside, no matter how bleak and dreary the city was. Anything was better than being stuck in one room with an escaped asylum inmate who was dead-set on having you for himself.

“(y/n), babe,” he said, sitting down on the floor next to you. His face was a little more serious now and he put an arm around your shoulder and pulled you closer to him. “Y'gotta stop starin’ out windows all day. It’s not good for your head.” He tapped your forehead with his free hand.

“Sorry.” You were still having to remind yourself to not fight back at him. “I’ll stop.”

He smiled. “Y'know, if you keep being good, Theo might let ya go to that gala that’s in like…2 days. Yeah, me n’ Babs are gonna put on a show, do a little magic, kill a few people…” Your heart started racing. You were fully aware that he was a terrible person and had kind of figured out by now that he had killed people before, but the fact that he was able to imply it so nonchalantly was unsettling to you. “‘Course, ’m not sure if I want you to see all that. You’re too pure for that sorta stuff… Hey, if I let you go out, you won’t try anything, right?“

“No. I won’t.” Lie. There wasn’t a doubt in your mind you would try to escape if you were given the chance. But he didn’t know that.

He smiled again. “Good! And why is that?” It was like he was… quizzing you, or something. In a way, you guessed he kind of was. After all, he had been trying to brainwash you into being completely dependent on him, and you were going to do and say whatever you had to to convince him it was working.

“Because you’re all I have. And… you would find me anyway… and if I tried to leave… someone might get hurt.”

"Exactly, baby girl. ’M glad we’re on the same page.” Suddenly he straightened his posture and became more alert. “Ooh!” He pointed his finger in the air. “Reminds me. You’re famous!” He stood up and grabbed your hand so that you would follow him. He grabbed a newspaper off a dresser by the door. You both sat down on the end of the bed as he handed you the paper. “Look!” He pointed to the second page and then rested his chin in the palm of his hand, staring at you. You looked at the paper and your eyes were almost immediately drawn to a picture of… you?

It was a picture taken by one of your friends from school. You were grateful that at least it wasn’t a yearbook picture. The caption above read: MISSING PERSON: Have You Seen This Girl? in big, bold letters. The caption below was just your name, age, and the number to contact the police department. “Oh,” was the only word you could think to utter.

“Yeah,” he said, “’M gonna have to talk to them about that. You aren’t missing!”

What? “I’m not?”

He scoffed. “‘Course not! You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. With me.”

“Oh. Right.”

He took the paper and set it down on the bed, standing up and taking you with him. All he did then was hold you close. One arm was around your shoulders, causing you to be pressed up against his chest. The other was running his fingers through your hair. Your heart was racing, and at the same time you felt calm. It was weird and made you want to crawl out of your skin. He rocked the both of you side to side. “I can’t wait to show you off later. You’ll look so pretty, you’ll steal the show.”

Just play along, you reminded yourself. “I’m looking forward to it.” To getting away from you, creep, you thought.

“Good.” He sighed. “Babs is gonna wanna dress you up. But we can wait till tomorrow, right?”

“Right.” You were monotone, but inwardly you felt giddy as ever. Two days until you would escape. You would do everything you could to see him behind bars after that. People who kidnapped fifteen year old girls because they were weirdly obsessed with them deserved to be locked into a padded room for a rest of their lives.

But while you occupied your time daydreaming of your freedom, you couldn’t help but feel like your life would never be the same once you escaped. Of course it won’t be, you told yourself, people who get taken by crazy boys who try to brainwash them are never the same afterward. But you would be damned if you let the experience control your life once you were free.

YAAAAAAAA YEET! 'tisn’t over yet……… of course………. i am very tired and feel weird and so if this chapter is dumb it’s because i don’t feel like myslef rn,,,,,,,,,, very weird……..,,,,,,,,, PLEASE for the loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee let me know if u like it, i am workin on other stuff atm too i swEAR i haven’t forgotten abt those other request im just busy and tired a lot anyway YEAH here u go hope u enjoy :-)

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(not in the tags, but thnk u for following me !! & honestly, im sorry that you do, bc if you do, chances are youre going through this too. I hope eventually, you’re all able to recover and live your life happily & relatively worry-free about your body, bc i can guarantee that you’re all gorgeous & handsome & lovely, and that your body’s are just as lovely
-also- i wonder how many of my followers are actually porn bots, i know a lot arent, but there’s still some in there somewhere. eventually i didnt feel like checking anymore so i stopped but hmm)

anonymous asked:

Yesterday I had a bad panic attack that lasted a couple hours, and my boyfriend was there through all of it. He held me while i was on the floor crying and shaking, and kept reassuring me that no matter how im feeling, nothing can make him love me less. Its safe to say ive found the best person for me.

this is good and im happy for you!!! it can be hard to find someone so caring and understanding but damn youve got the one!!! 
Im so happy for you!!!!

thank you for telling me!!

anonymous asked:

@ haters if you're sending hate and you're so willing to defend your darling ethos then wHY DONT YOU GO OFF ANON??? literally sending anon hate is the hugest sign of cowardice. hell, grow up you pathetic excuse of a life. also rose im the person who left bc arsosk, i don't want to be involved in any drama but im always free to talk if u need to

Thanks I really appreciate it!!!

Yeh I feel you I won’t pull you into any of this I had no intention of dragging you in, I was really just explaining why this fandom isn’t the healthiest one I’ve ever seen

Honestly I just want to be done with Salem. I answered an ask honestly, not even in a mean spirited way.

If my blog makes you mad I have this amazing solution. It’s called blocking. It’s not a hard tool. It’s pretty easy. Then you never have to look at my posts again and honestly good riddance, I’ve blocked people for good reasons

This shit show is literally just proving my point more so you know what keep sending the hate I really don’t care

wanna chat? pt 3

on ao3

pt 1 | pt 2 | pt 3

for those of you wondering, yes i will shut up after this. i’ll go do something ACTUALLY productive. hopefully.

i no longer know what’s going on here

TIME JUMP!


7:23 PM

flour power: Does anyone get the physics homework cause Im beyond lost

undead zombie model: Yeah
What do you need help on?

the real ladybug™: NOPE
NO HW TALK IN THIS CHAT
THIS IS A HW FREE ZONE

the real ladybug™ renamed this group “HOMEWORK FREE ZONE”

drop the bass: for once i agree

flour power: But physics

undead zombie model: I’ll PM you

the real ladybug™: …………………………….

drop the bass: whats that for
al theyre talking about hw

the real ladybug™: pM NOW

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