it might work for someone else


I am so excited!!! This little book (well, 264 pages) has been about 9 months in the making, and it’s finally done. Good grief.

Basically, many of my friends at my undergrad university did Creative Writing with me, and for our final project we had to write a 6k word short story and 2k critical commentary - which, by the way, as someone who has done a Master’s since and written a 20k thesis, was just as hard as writing a standard dissertation. As a surprise to everyone, I sneakily got copies of everyone’s short stories by pretending I just wanted to read them and compare them to mine, and I made them all into an anthology, which I gave to everyone at graduation. It was a really fun project to work on, even though it took ages to proof read the entire thing and design the cover and cry over Word formatting. We called ourselves the Come Along Collective because ‘come along’ was kind of a catchphrase of ours and ‘collective’ sounded professional and artistic. Sue us, we had degrees in this shit.

In June last year, about 3 years after we graduated, we met up (a pretty big deal, seeing as one of us now lives in the US!) and decided to do another anthology. Without the immediate option of including our conveniently timed university dissertation equivalents, we agreed that it would be really fun if we all wrote a short story of between 4-15k words - this is actually why I wrote Here, the World Entire, which appears in this anthology in a slightly shorter form! Since I made that first anthology back in 2013 our friendship group has changed a little, and so one contributor to the first anthology isn’t in this one and we have a new contributor, but that’s OK; it kind of charts the progression of everyone’s experiences since university.

So, over the past 9 months or so, we all wrote a story each, and everyone put their all into their stories, despite being 23-25 now and not having the luxury of time that we used to have, and honestly, the stories are amazing. There’s not a single one in there that I wouldn’t read in a literary magazine. One person didn’t do Creative Writing and was really worried about their story not matching up to the others, but it absolutely does. I did a little cry when I read it because it was so good and the writer didn’t think it was (I think they are now aware that they are actually super talented and should definitely write more). That was one of the reasons I’m so happy to have this physical copy as proof that it’s done, and people who thought they couldn’t do it did do it, and they did it fabulously, because every single person wrote something phenomenal.

There was one person in the group who wasn’t able to write anything because they had a lot going on in their life, and so the rest of us prepared a SUPER SECRET SURPRISE, complete with a secret Facebook group chat (which was literally titled THE ONE THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP SECRET) in which we collaborated and wrote a story for her instead so that she would still have a story in the anthology. One person wrote a section, then handed it to the next person, and so on. It turned out to be an absolutely hilarious story involving Emily Blunt as an evil sorceress, Jez and Mark from Peep Show as couriers, and our old landlord as an arch villain. It’s pretty rad, not going to lie. That person still gets their name on the cover because the story wouldn’t have been written without them; we basically tried our best to put that person’s personality into a narrative, and that’s why it’s so weird. They are weird, is what I’m saying.

This whole thing was a massive labour of love for all of us. I was literally proof reading it on lunch breaks, and taking graphic design assignments at work so that I could practice for when I made the cover (which I think looks snazzy, if endearingly off-kilter). Everyone was hugely supportive of one another, giving each other prompts and feedback whenever anyone got stuck, and it was such a fantastic experience to make it from start to finish. I’m so, so proud of the end product, and I’m excited to see what our next one will look like!

I have also prepared a super secret special surprise of my own for everyone within this anthology, which I won’t disclose here just in case any of them happen upon this post. It’s rad, though. I’m excited for everyone to see it.

This isn’t available for commercial purchase or anything like that, but it’s a personal project that’s been taking up a lot of my time lately (in a good way!) and it’ll be kind of sad not to have this to work towards. Still, onto the next thing!

ITS STRESSFUL bc I’m not the best writer and have a lot of other things I wanna work on 😣

but like I’ve said before I’m really really protective and attached to this au and it’s not flexible like the others so I don’t want someone else writing for it. But I don’t wanna disappoint?? Also tbfh if i started a full story I might not finish it so I don’t wanna like have this big commitment to a long ass story bc lost lance au would be VERY long

It is march 22

I have been in New York seven months tomorrow I think

I grow fatter by the day because I am not biking . I do not say this in a 1980s way or I do not mean to say it in a 1980s way, I mean it in a kind of 1920s way , a playful Woolf-letter where she says “I weigh 12 stone, my heaviest ever” as a testimony to her health. In October I biked every day and ate feverishly , scarfed bagels and vegetables and eggs , had boundless appetite. My doctor thought I had a thyroid issue and I might have, since my thyroid hormone levels were sort of weird. I have appetite still but it feels partly like I am eating as substitute for other activities and though it is pleasurable I wish I had someone to cook for, or something else to do. I think about babies and cooking for babies. Beautiful young mothers and gay fathers come into the store I work in with their beautiful fat rich babies and ask about different things they want to buy for their wealthy satiated children and I wish fervently either to be that beautiful mother or gay father or to be the baby, to grow up wearing eighteen dollar whale socks and attending a French bilingual school and being innocent of all harm in the world and all heartbreak , or else to be the person providing that comfort and wealth and innocence , to be able to sustain a life apart from my own.

I could not even manage a dog on my own now. Our house puppy jumps and bites at me and I can’t discipline him because I appreciate that he loves me and just has no thumbs so bites instead. I poured water on him for biting me today and he looked so betrayed. I pry chicken bones out of his mouth when we walk around Brooklyn together and apologize to him every time for taking the trash away. He howled earlier from his crate and I almost cried. How would I be as a parent?

I want a lover and a husband and want to be thirty and rich and happy. I don’t want to skip between now and twenty nine but I want to get to thirty and be safe and have a house and nice pots and pans, to have published five books and have a child and a dog , to be able to offer a guest bedroom to friends or friends of friends when they need it. I want to hike in the woods . I want to be comfortable and clean . I have tasted what it might be like to make really long term plans and want all of that back.

My plan is to be a librarian. I will read about books and think about books and think about children every day and I think I will be good at that. It is what I am meant to do and one prays that the world doesn’t end first.

I’m afraid I might accidentally delete the picture if I write anything below it, and I’m still figuring out how submissions work (because I want to make absolutely sure that it never appears like I take credit for someone else’s art), so I’ll write it up here.  

This is the best possible way skeleton puke could have gone.  The fact that it’s coming OUT OF HIS EYESOCKETS is pure, unadulterated MAGIC.  

I know that’s probably supposed to be sparkly magic, but I like to think that’s it’s a throw-back to Blueberry’s glitter tacos.  The Reader in my other fic totally threw up glitter, and glitter is invasive enough to be expelled via magic vomit, too.

Baby’s first fan-art: Skeleton puke

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anonymous asked:

Something interesting just happened. Colin's agent, Jonathan Arun, made a post on his site/twitter/Instagram about Colin continuing to play Hook. At first I thought it might have stg to do w s7, but on his site there was a larger description saying 'in series 6'. Dunno how things go in the industry but do u think it's a hint for s7, or it was just a normal thing an agent would do- promoting colin in s6?

I honestly have no idea how that would work. I would take it as a good thing, myself, but maybe someone else on here understands how the business works better than me and can elaborate? :)

Here’s the Instagram link if anyone is interested.

Also the link to Jonathan Arun’s website where it lists Colin continuing as Hook in season 6 under latest news.

anonymous asked:

Do you think there's any chance Fushimi could become a yandere?

I do think there is some kind of a chance Saruhiko could become one.

I thinking of it like he somehow meets someone new, maybe they’re a new member of S4, and they remind him of Misaki. Like he’s kind of cold to them at first but like Misaki, they keep coming back to his side, voicing about how amazed they are by Saruhiko’s work. Slowly he’d start to realize how they’re like Misaki so he ends up letting them stay by his side. He then sees this person being amazed by someone else and he thinks “If they’re like Misaki, I could lose them like Misaki.” So he becomes paranoid they’d ‘betray’ him like Misaki did. He might not go as far as to murder someone, but he might manipulate whoever his new found friend was amazed by to make them stay away from this friend. Have you ever had that friend who for some reason didn’t let you be friends with anyone else? That would kind of be like how Saruhiko would end up being.

(Yanderes don’t have to kill to be considered yandere, it just usually ends up like that.)

Someone out there is waiting for your new stories. 

Someone out there is reading your stories to get through a rough day. 

Someone out there is recommending your fanfics to others with glee. 

Someone out there is appreciating all the hard work you put into your stories. 

Your writing is important. 

Your fanfiction is important. 

Never think your content doesn’t matter to a fandom, because your content might just be the only thing that makes someone else feel like they’re not alone when it comes to shipping certain characters together. 

Please keep writing. 

favorite things my intro lit professor said this past semester, with no context:

  • “today we’re handing out an award for the worst Bible father”
  • “ah, my son, go fuck yourself”
  • “someone else read, I’m tired of hearing the sound of my own voice. I’m kidding, that will never happen. but seriously. someone.” 
  • “okay! phallus doesn’t work, gotta have a life now”
  • “I would have loved if Santa Claus was a poet, he would have written some wild Freudian Rudolph poems”
  • “it’s parching time”
  • “don’t talk to me about Barbie Rapunzel. I’ve watched Barbie Rapunzel four times.”
  • “if you’re gonna get flayed, it might as well be elaborate”
  • “come on guys I too am tired and hungry but this class is going to be so boring if none of you talk”
  • “and Quilty won the internet that day”
  • “I see them now, all of your little post-it notes of hate”

Client: I’ve never worked with anyone who has completely avoided emails like you have. I don’t know if decided that my project was too hard, too small or what, but you’ve shown incredibly bad manners and a lack of professionalism. I’ve found someone else to work with and her portfolio is very good. I hope in the future you have the decency to respond and let people know they might be best going elsewhere.


Of course, this was the first email I got from this person.

Made this for a friend who needed some help with fire animation, figured it might be useful to someone else

this is how I approach any fire animation I do timing-wise and design wise. if I am doing something more cartoony I will use shapes that are suited to more flowing smooth transitions and a nice graphic look, if I am animating more realistically I will use more chaotic timing and a design that works better with the slight motion blur I always apply to realistic fire. real fire doent flow nice and smooth like water or smoke when viewed at real-time

I almost always animate fire on 1′s, though the cartoony fire can work on 2′s, you just have to be more careful of pops.

you can also animate more realistic fire with a slower timing, you wouldn’t want the above fire in the background of a calm scene. this is just an example using an extreme case.

Hope this helps someone who is struggling to rough animate fire that fits their specific style and scene timing.

you might be an aquarius moon if...

☁ you’ve felt very “different” from others since early childhood. you march to the beat of a different drum and refuse to pretend to be someone else, and you may’ve grown up with few friends due to this, but if so, it didn’t scathe you because you enjoy your independence

☁ human nature is incredibly interesting to you. you love observing others and dissecting why they act the way they do, and psychology is excites you. feeling you understand the inner workings of those around you gives you a sense of power

☁ you take pride in being level-headed and well in control of your emotions. over-sensitivity and outbursts of emotion borderline irk you, and you feel you are more emotionally mature than most

☁ you are a loyal friend and will always be willing to back up the people you care about. you’re a good listener, even if your friends are venting about emotions you may not empathize with

☁ you are pointedly rebellious. you’ve grown up with issues with authority, and refuse to be told what to do. in fact, you like to do the exact opposite of what others tell you, just to be able to say that you can. you won’t allow anyone to have power over you

☁ you are especially sensitive to criticism (even though you won’t show it). if someone puts you down, or is condescending towards you, it will anger you without fail. you won’t stand for being made to feel inferior

☁ whatever your political opinions are, they’re very strong and you’re very vocal about them. your opinions are well-developed and you can captivate a room talking about your viewpoints

8 things I learned by the age of 18:
1. Everything takes time. Whether it’s getting over someone, making a change or finishing something, it takes time. And that’s okay. We’re always in a hurry and we forget to appreciate or even just accept the process.
2. Other people are not the answer. You may think others can heal you or make you feel better, which they might. However, in the end it’s up to you. Learn how to love yourself instead of waiting for someone else to do it. 
3. Grow. Never stop working on yourself, on things you’re passionate about, or on your future. Grow into the person you want to become - even if you’re not sure who that is.
4. The more that you wait, the more time that you waste. Don’t keep telling yourself “you’ll do it tomorrow”. Now is now and who knows what happens tomorrow.
5. Often, people are temporary. Accept it. It hurts, it’s unfair, but sometimes friendships end or people leave. Treasure every moment you have with someone rather than being afraid it could end.
6. Some days will suck and it’s okay. Find peace in the days you’re feeling sad, find peace in being bored. Without having bad days, good days wouldn’t be as good. 
7. Don’t let anyone determine who you are. Only you decide which way you’re going, only you decide what you wear and only you decide what you want to be like. Don’t let anyone take that right away from you.
8. Change is inevitable. No matter if it’s positive or negative, change is one of the few things you can always rely on. Don’t fear it, but feel reassured - you won’t live the same life all along.
—  t.k.

QUICK election day checklist:

  • Do you know where to go to vote?
  • Do you have some means of getting there? If not, do you have someone you can contact for car-pooling or other potential solutions?
  • If you have conflicting obligations like school or work, have you informed them of your intention to vote and any details (time off, etc)? 
  • Do you know what else might be on the ballot for your state and county (governors, local politicians, public questions, etc)? If not, consider doing some quick research over the questions and candidates (esp if you’re interested in third parties, local/state elections might be a productive way to lend your support)

Make sure to vote! If you’re a woman, poc, lgbtqia+, ill or disabled, middle class or lower, etc. then this election can potentially greatly effect you! You are part of this political system whether you involve yourself or not–don’t be passive at a time when your tax money, health, rights, education, public services, infrastructure, and more are on the line! 

johnson, doing his part

*random team member* “hey johnson why are you putting up so much mistletoe this year? you’ve never done it before”

“oh, well, it’s my last year, might as well go out with a bang. or someone else’s bang hahaha”


(johnson is not funny no matter how funny he thinks he is)


“jack. you gotta understand. bitty needs you. and you need him too. seriously once you work on the whole checking thing with him everything will be fuckin’ awesome, trust me man”

“johnson how did you get in here i locked the door and wedged a chair under it”

“the narrative demanded it to parallel when you walk in while bitty is singing in the shower”

“fine don’t tell me”


*to ransom* “you know, big height differences are really overhyped”


*to shitty* “i know you’re only a freshman in college and it’s pretty early to think about marrying anyone but just consider how pissed your parents would be if you dated an art major”

“johnson it’s the middle of the night”

“hush this will all make sense next year”

RPDR Season 9: Pre-Show Analysis


Also, it’s impossible to tell how far someone will go without knowing their edit. This is based on their skill sets and what’s been released on the net. 

Aja: America’s favorite new fashion queen, Aja certainly has potential (raiding Violet’s wardrobe helps a little). She’s gorgeous and knows how to work a look. Acting, comedy, anything else? Not so much. Might not last long.
Prediction: Molly, you in danger girl.

Alexis Michelle: TRADE. If seasons 6-8 have taught us anything, being a pretty boy helps. Yet she’s not resting on face: she’s a theatre queen who can sing, dance and act. Add a penchant for strong looks and you’ve got a dark horse that could steal the season. And your panties.
Prediction: She’ll make it past Snatch Game, and possibly top 4. 

Charlie Hides: Charlie is a renowned queen, known best for her impersonations. She’s done Michelle to Michelle’s face, held her own with Bianca Del Rio, and been namedropped by CHER as her favorite impersonator. However, her youtube videos are incredibly hit and miss, with rumors abound that she’ll suffer early. Eh, they said the same about Bianca.
Prediction: Wild Card. She’ll either finish strong or fizzle early.

Eureka: She can dance! Yup, that’s her big schtick. Eureka is a big girl who can stunt in a lipsynch, which means her first time in the bottom won’t be her last. A pageant vet, she’s got a rivalry with Trinity Taylor, meaning she’ll be in as long as she is. Otherwise, not sure what she’ll offer.
Prediction: If she stops throwing shade, she sashays.

Farrah Moan: She’s cute! A showgirl, a hostess, and an impersonator by trade, Farrah has caught a lot of attention so far. Time will tell if she’s able to rise above being a pretty blonde and showcase some personality. One to watch.
Prediction: If she makes it past snatch game, she could do some serious damage 

Jaymes Mansfield: Ay yi yi…girl. Jaymes is gonna have a rough time of it.  Her entrance is the weakest in the show’s history. While she does have a strong knowledge of drag and queer culture, this doesn’t always translate to a good performer. Add a grating character to that mix and you have a ticking time bomb of TV fallout. 
Prediction: Pending a miracle, she’s going home early. 

Kimora Blac: Sex on a stick! Pretty is a plus. But like Aja, it’s unknown if Kimora offers anything else. She’s a solidly working Vegas girl who could end up surprising us all…or going the way of Kandy Ho. 
Prediction: Not enough info, not a good sign. 

Nina Bonina Brown: An Atlanta girl with animated style. She may come across as intense, but she’s going to give some memorable runways…if copyright infringement doesn’t cripple her. She’s already gotten in fights with the viewers, and we’re guaranteed at least one critique from Michelle on blending. Can she take the heat?
Prediction: Attitude adjustment puts her middle of the road or true contender.

Peppermint: A NY favorite, she’s bubbly, quirky, talented and versatile. A successful singer/performer, she’s also the first openly trans queen from Day 1, so the show could play that up to quell recent backlash or play up her diversity and send her packing. Not likely, pending a misstep.
Prediction: She’ll go far.

Sasha Velour: The freakshow is in town! Sasha is a performance artist and glamour goblin who radiates UNT. The C? Might be in danger. She’s the first to read Jaymes in the confessionals and already gives an impression of not suffering fools gladly. Her success will depend on her softer side, and whether the judges (and the world) embrace her insanity. It worked for Sharon…
Prediction: Will kick ass competitively, fan vote is up in the air

Shea Coulee: The hidden gem of the Midwest, every gay Chicagoan worth their salt reveres Shea Coulee. She can act, sing, lipsynch and serve looks for DAYS. All she needs is a solid personality edit and she could snatch that fucking crown.
Prediction: A winner, baby. Maybe.

Trinity Taylor: A well known pageant girl with an ass, and as the show points out, it’s not the only one. Allegedly a fantastic seamstress with a wide range of styles, so she could survive past episode one. Her comedy and singing? Meh. She’ll need something stronger than a rivalry with Eureka to stay competitive.
Prediction: Middle of the road, at best

Valentina: Talk about an unknown! Valentina has only ten months of experience going into this, which is already a huge handicap. However, she seems sweet enough and she can turn a look. Points against her include her lack of tact with Michelle Visage and the self admitted inability to do comedy.
Prediction: Top 7. Possibly. 

i went into dragon age real strong and then i came out angry about mage rights and crying about feathery apostates

  • Two women on the show: *stares dreamily at each other*
  • Friend: hey, that looks like it could be a cute new Lesbian OTP for you!
  • Me: ah..I’m not getting my hopes up. One of them might be straight or with someone, maybe not into anyone at all. That or they might be just be a fling, maybe one of them might wind up leaving the show anyways or shot or killed. I mean for all I know they may never talk or look at each other again or fall for someone else randomly. It’s probably not likely the writers even like these two being friends at all! Or the show may get cancelled.
  • Friend: okay wow, that’s some really negative thinking never know, it may work out!
  • Me, a faberry, Clexa, Swan Queen, Willara, Pousoso, sleeping warrior and brittana shipper: *stares into the camera like the office*

Look. I don’t expect a week or a day paid leave every month because we get periods. I don’t expect more free sick days or longer​ weekends, or more pay for every hour we work to make up for the hours we can’t.

What I do expect, of both non-period people and people with lighter periods, is some respect and acceptance.

When I’m crying in bed passing out whenever I get up due to excessive blood loss and cramps that make me throw up with pain, I don’t want a “oh boo hoo, suck it up” or a “well MY period never stops me from working”. I want a “that sucks” or “I understand” or even “we can’t give you any more sick days, but I understand you really can’t help this”. A little understanding and realising that someone else might actually be bothered by their periods goes a really really long way.

That’s all, thanks.

aesircast  asked:

So let's say, in theory, someone drew a lineart of Nina and wanted to color it (hypothetically). Would Manbanras' color scheme be accurate, or do you have something else in mind? Also, I wanna say, numerous people have asked me how my own naga would fit into a modern setting, but seeing Nina is the first time I've seriously considered it. Something about predatory nagas having to work a crappy/boring job just gives me the giggles.

Her original color scheme was this but I think I might stick with Manbanras’ colors, They’re really good oh man, I always second guess myself when it comes to picking colors. 

Nina was originally gonna be in a more fantasy setting which is why she has the costume, but I wanted her to interact with more of my modern setting characters like Lucy and I figured it would be more funny this way. 

The Most Valuable Things Everyone Should Know by Professor Jordan B Peterson
  1. Tell the truth.  
  2. Do not do things that you hate. 
  3. Act so that you can tell the truth about how you act. 
  4. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
  5. If you have to choose, be the one who does things, instead of the one who is seen to do things.
  6. Pay attention.
  7. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you need to know. Listen to them hard enough so that they will share it with you.
  8. Plan and work diligently to maintain the romance in your relationships.  
  9. Be careful who you share good news with.
  10. Be careful who you share bad news with.
  11. Make at least one thing better every single place you go.
  12. Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that. 
  13. Do not allow yourself to become arrogant or resentful. 
  14. Try to make one room in your house as beautiful as possible.
  15. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
  16. Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.
  17. If old memories still make you cry, write them down carefully and completely.
  18. Maintain your connections with people. 
  19. Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or artistic achievement. 
  20. Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.
  21. Ask someone to do you a small favour, so that he or she can ask you to do one in the future.
  22. Make friends with people who want the best for you.
  23. Do not try to rescue someone who does not want to be rescued, and be very careful about rescuing someone who does. 
  24. Nothing well done is insignificant.
  25. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
  26. Dress like the person you want to be.
  27. Be precise in your speech.
  28. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
  29. Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way – and don’t do unnecessarily dangerous things.
  30. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
  31. Do not transform your wife into a maid.
  32. Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.
  33. Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.
  34. Read something written by someone great.
  35. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.
  36. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding. 
  37. Don’t let bullies get away with it.
  38. Write a letter to the government if you see something that needs fixing – and propose a solution.
  39. Remember that what you do not yet know is more important than what you already know.
  40. Be grateful in spite of your suffering.