Leave them alone. Honestly, just… leave them alone for a while. While not always the case, these folks prefer to calm down first. Aries lunarians tend to react on impulse easily and they’re easily overwhelmed by their emotions so they need to sort that out for themselves in a way. This doesn’t mean you have to (but also might have to) physically leave them alone. Just don’t mention their troubles more than necessary; they might overreact. Let them initiate things on their own.
Just be there; be the rock they failed to be themselves this time. You don’t need to do anything spectacular, just hug them. Mentally be there for them, but physically as well. They might want to talk about it, if so just listen to them vent, but for the moment, don’t try to solve anything. The bull prefers to solve their problems themselves, even though they may appreciate a good piece of advice. Hug them. Make them feel save in your arms. Feel them. Make it obvious you care.
Gemini moons tend to shut down when they’re at a low point, but that surely doesn’t mean they should. Let them communicate their problems. Let them pour their heart out; be interested in their concerns and emotions. However, no matter what they’re saying, what they’re feeling, make sure to see them for who they are. Their emotions are quick to change, the person or situation they’re upset because isn’t what’s (the most) important. It’s them. Their current feelings. Their position. Also, make them laugh a bit. Don’t make it rude, don’t make fun of them. But try to make them crack a smile. They’ll appreciate it.
Don’t ignore what they’re going through, obviously, but don’t remind them of it even more. They’re already feeling it with every fiber of their body. Instead, gently distract them. Do things together you know they like. If they’re into baking, bake with them. If they love a particular show, watch it with them and cuddle a bit. Don’t expose them to the hectic reality of day-to-day life. Comfort them by helping them distress. Be like a mother comforting its child.
Fuel their ego. It might sound shallow, it might be, but Leos need it. Remind them of their glow, tell them why and what you love about them. Don’t just throw compliments at them in hope that they’ll feel better. Make it genuine. Listen to them, be there, and then distract them a bit, but stay close. Maybe hold their hand, or play with their hair. If you know they like it, take them to the outdoors, let them breathe some fresh air and go on a small adventure, just the two of you. Show them the love the world holds for them.
Keep them distracted. Pamper them a bit, focusing on the details of why you love them. If they can’t do things they normally can, like grocery shopping or the like, do that for them, but don’t try to solve their overall problem. Don’t tell them to “calm down” or “stop worrying so much”. They WILL worry and they WILL feel anxious, so just listen to their rants, humour them a bit, listen some more. Keep them busy. Observing Virgo will notice that you were there for them, even if you didn’t (manage to) do anything in the end.
Stay focused on them. Don’t compare your problems to theirs, they’re so often so occupied with everyone else’s problems, give them something back. Libra lunarians tend to be indecisive so lightly push them into making a choice (by themselves of course). Give them your love, let them feel it. Give them a hug. Kiss their forehead or their head. Rub their back. Hold them close, make them be able to lose themselves in your arms.
Hug them. Put your arms around them, tightly, as if you’re trying to hold them from falling apart. Let them feel whatever they’re feeling but don’t let them alone with it. Agree with them, as long as you’re not completely faking it; they’d sense it. Make sure they don’t feel judged, that you’re still thinking as highly of them as before. Please don’t let them regret finally opening up to someone. Please give yourself to them as long as they need you to be there for them.
Help them escape their bad feelings. Stand by their side. The archer doesn’t need someone to solve their problems for them, while they try to avoid them they still know how to handle them themselves in the end, and that goes for the moon in Sagittarius person as well. Distract them with what matches them. Visit a quiet café with an introvert and talk about whatever comes to mind, whatever makes them forget their low point. Go to a wild concert or the amusement park with an extrovert and let them laugh all the sorrow away. Don’t let their optimism fade away.
These guys like to not make it obvious when they’re down, they may even try to shrug it off. But if you want to comfort them, try to not push them into anything. Listen to their thoughts and nod your head, no need for big words with this sign (although some uplifting words are never a bad thing). Don’t smother them with physical affection, blankets and food, you’d suffocate them. If you view it as appropriate, try to distract them. Otherwise just let them free some of their thoughts.
Aquarius moon often wants to be alone in low moments as well and are a bit harder to comfort, but they usually already appreciate it when you believe in them. If you really want to make them feel better though, be positive.They want to talk. Aquarius loathes feeling bad. Don’t just say cliché things like ‘don’t worry, all will be well’. Make them laugh. Remind them of good times. Push them in the right direction; make them look ahead, make them not give up.
While Pisces lunarians usually differ a lot when it comes to how they want to be comforted when at a low point, they are all big on the ‘acknowledge my feelings’ one. While this is the case for pretty much everyone, moon in Pisces wants you to be present when there for them. Actually, these folks do a lot better with being able to feel that you care and are silently supporting them than seeing you doing grand things but not meaning it.
Note: Always remember to take your other placements into consideration. Nothing stands and works all on its own.
Zhan Zheng Xi closed his eyes, resting his forehead against his best friend’s. His hand grasping the nape of his neck, his soft blond hair tickling his knuckles, their breath mingling in the small space between them.
They were so close, his own head being cradled by two hands running through his short hair.
He almost lost him, he was sure of it, he did not know where he went or why, but he couldn’t shake the fear that he almost lost his best friend.
He closed his eyes tighter, if he hadn’t returned…no, he was not going to go there, his friend is here and safe. This close it was undeniable that Jian Yi is real, his soft breath and warm hands make him feel like he is surrounded by his presence.
He felt himself tilting his head up, slowly moving closer almost involuntarily, pulling Jian Yi in by the neck until their lips just brushed.
As soon as Zheng Xi realized what he was doing he quickly broke the contact, his face and neck burning red.
“W-What was that!?” Jian Yi’s eyes were opened wide and he had a blush spreading across his cheeks and neck to match.
“It was nothing! Forget about it!” he pulled away out of his grip, letting his hand fall from Jian Yi’s neck and averted his gaze.
They just stood there for a minute, Jian Yi staring at his best friend who he has the biggest crush on and Zheng Xi staring holes into the pavement in front of him while clenching his fists painfully tight.
“Can we do that again?” it was said hesitantly, barely above a whisper.
Zhan Zheng Xi was not sure if he even heard him right, if he even wanted to have.
“I-I don’t know” he muttered, annoyed with himself.
He wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted to do, or why he did that in the first place. All he knew was that at the time, somehow, it felt like the right thing to do. He felt so overwhelmed with relief at seeing him, touching him, hearing his voice again, it felt as though his body reacted on its own.
He suddenly felt an arm being thrown over his shoulder, “Ok, how about we go get some ramen, I’m starving. You’re going to treat me right, because you missed me so much!” Jian Yi instantly reverted back to his cheerful self and he felt himself being pulled along with the raging tides that make up his best friend.
“What? Who said I’m paying!?”
“Come on, I don’t have my wallet. And didn’t I mention you missed me so much that you want to treat me to some food” he pouted, tilting his head up to look right into Zheng Xi’s eyes.
He blushed slightly at those irresistible puppy eyes, whatever he was feeling though, he was not yet ready to give it a name.
“Fine” he resigned with a huff. For now, he figured he could buy some cheap ramen and savor the feeling of being beside his cherished friend once again. Though he had to ignore the unsettling feeling burning at the bottom of his chest that made him fear letting Jian Yi out of his sight, that if he did, he may not return again.
This is for my good buddy @cinnamontoasten ! I’m sorry, I still haven’t finished Final Fantasy XV yet! ・゜・(ノД`) From what I have played though, I’m really loving it, though I think I’m still at Galdin Quay.
I wanted to try a digital background for this one. Digital media isn’t quite like watercolor haha (☞ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞ Also cars!! How the heck do people draw cars !!
Hiiiiii!! So... could you please, please give me some tips on writing smut? I'm stuck on a fic because whenever I read back on what I already wrote, it feels sooooo stupid and very unsexy lol
hiii! smut-writing, i feel is one of the hardest things to do–a lot of people i know struggle with writing it, to the point that they end up forgoing it altogether. i definitely also have trouble writing smut; i cannot even begin to count the number of times i read my own shit and was like ‘what….what the fuck is this shit’ so you’re definitely not alone there! (sometimes i write it and don’t ever proof-read it because i’m just so done™️ you know? i am a bad example, kids) just attempting to write smut is a good enough start!
i don’t know how good my tips for writing smut would be because i only ever started really writing smut when i entered the 1d fandom (the first time i wrote a full smut scene, i published the story as my first 1d fic) but i will definitely try to give you a list of things i personally like to keep in mind when writing smut.
first, figure out what you like/dislike first. read a bunch of fics, or smut scenes, and find out what you like/dislike. you found something hot in this one scene? great, now try to pinpoint what exactly it was. was it the dynamic? the position? the emotion behind it? writing smut will only be fun and sexy to you if you write what you like and what you think is sexy!
second, i find that focusing on feelings rather than actions is hotter. like, for example, i find the sentence “the heat in louis’ stomach flared when harry backed him up against the wall” rather than “harry backed him up against the wall”. i think a description of feelings adds a layer of sexiness, you know?
on that note, i think sensory descriptions are incredibly important as well. like take note of everything the character can feel, see, touch, taste, hear…and then describe the ones that are relevant. like in a scenario where they’re having morning sex, you’d maybe focus on the lazy way they’re moving, how their skin is still sleep warm and soft, the quiet gasps so as not to disturb the early morning…you wouldn’t really describe the birds chirping outside the window would you?
another thing i like to remember is to be vague. it’s tempting, i know, to detail everything out, but then it starts sounding methodological. ‘harry kissed louis, then slicked his fingers up, then blaaaah’. sounds like a lab sheet or something. i found, however, that a lot of things are sexier when left up to the reader’s imagination. of course, this doesn’t mean you just go around skipping a bunch of steps in the prep or whatever, because those are important, but. you don’t have to detail where one hand is all the time, you know? readers won’t magically think your character lost a hand. you just have to pick and choose.
also, remember that if you’re writing from one character’s pov, you don’t have to describe everything. humans’ brains can usually only occupy one thought at a time. for example, if harry is eating louis out, louis would be focused on the sensation of that, rather than, you know, maybe harry is jerking himself off while doing that. so you would describe how louis feels getting eaten out, without focusing/giving much attention to what harry is doing.
this is more of a personal preference than anything, but i also like to make sure there’s a bit of tension when it comes to the foreplay leading to the event, you know? not like, actual fighting and stuff, just a bit of a push and pull between the characters. to establish a charged energy, or like. a description of how one character looks so turned on and is trying to reign it in, until of course he can’t. i personally enjoy that. it makes the actual fucking seem like something well-deserved.
and, there you go! at the risk of sounding like a tutorial, those are my smut-writing tips! if they weren’t helpful………sorry. feel free to like, ask if you’ve got more questions, or if you just wanna chat about writing in general, my ask is always open for that. <3 good luck on your smut nonny!