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screaminghyuk  asked:

hi mom your blog is my favourite on tumblr i love your writing so SO much!! if and when you have the time can you do the neighbour au for vixx? if it's too much then the maknae line will do (i've read all of your stuff multiple times over + you're the reason im into seventeen and got7 ily) thank you in advance!!

omg this is so sweet thank you so much!!
im glad you’ve come to love 17+got7!!!

Ravi 

  • sometimes he doesn’t leave his apartment for days. you can tell because his mailbox overflows but you can hear the music from his apartment for like a week straight,,,,,,,and then sometimes you’ll see him leaving his place at like 3 am dressed like he’s going to a Very Fancy club 
  • “it’s the life of a composer,,,,,,,i don’t sleep for like ever and when i finish i have to go and get drunk with the person who paid me to write the song”
  • his apartment is essentially his recording studio, all the instruments and his computer are in the living room and it’s so crowded he bumps into his piano everytime he tries to get to the kitchen
  • likes collecting those little lego figurines and they’re like everywhere. on his computer, above his microwave, probably in his bathroom near his shampoo
  • wears some,,,,,,,,interesting outfits that always become the talk of the block
  • likes to try and keep everything clean but at some point he’s so into work he doesn’t realize he’s spilled cola under his desk chair and the laundry hasn’t been done since hyuk got a solo i mean what now
  • you know ravi is a composer,,,,but you aren’t really sure what that entails
  • until your best friend hakyeon, who happens to be close to ravi is over at your place and is handing a list that is titled “how to keep ravi alive” and you’re like what
  • and hakyeon is like,,,,im going on a trip to europe for a month and usually i check in on ravi when he writes but i won’t be here and everyone is busy and i need to make sure he at least eats something,,,,but i can’t so please,,,,,,,,,,,,,,do this for me
  • and you wanted to refuse at first because you don’t even know ravi
  • but hakyeon is a sweet person and he promises he’ll come back with something nice from europe for you so you decide fine, how hard can it be to just check up on a person
  • TURNS OUT when it’s ravi it is kind of hard
  • because the first day you literally come into his home and try to introduce yourself 4 times before you realize he’s so sucked into his computer he can’t even hear you
  • you check his fridge and there’s just,,,,,some old wine and like???? take out that smells Suspicious
  • and you throw it out and come out of the kitchen to tell ravi he needs to eat but then he looks up at you and screams because hOw DID you gET in here,,,,,and you’re like IVE BEEN HERE FOR HALF AN HOUR and ravi is like?????? i never noticed
  • but he apologizes as soon as you explain what hakyeon told you and he’s like embarrassingly rubbing his neck like,,,,oh don’t listen to hyung im fine on my own
  • but you think about his refrigerator and how sunken-in his eyes look from probably not having sleep and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,no i think hakyeon was right you need someones help
  • so you grocery shop and you buy coffee, red bull, energy supplements - whatever he needs to stay up
  • and hakyeon is only gone for a month but in that month you get to know ravi better than most people
  • how he works tirelessly, day and night, on 5 seconds of a song. how he gets angry with himself for not being able to write a melody. how he refuses to sleep until he’s met his goal
  • and the perseverance and creativity in him really shocks you because wow,,,,you’ve been living next to such a hard-working and talented person and you never even knew it
  • but also ravi you’ve worn those basketball shorts 4 days in a row take them off please
  • at one point you asked if ravi had brushed his teeth and he said something you couldn’t even understand so you went to the bathroom, came back with his brush and a cup of water and were like “open up”
  • and ravi was like ????? and you were like “ill brush your teeth while you work”
  • and it was,,,,,,,,,,oddly very intimate
  • and ravi may or may not have suffered like (3) mini heart-attacks
  • but when hakyeon comes back and ravi is done with his song you revert back to being,,,,,,just neighbors
  • until ravi needs to shut himself in for work again and you get a call from hakyeon where he’s like “you need to know something, ive been trying to make sure ravi is ok this past week but he keeps calling me by your name and when i tell him hello - im hakyeon he lets out a deep sigh and long story short i think ravi grew an attachment to you”
  • and you’re like??????? me????? but also,,,,,,,,you can’t help but smile a little
  • and you go next door and let yourself in and you’re like “ravi?” and you see he’s asleep with his head on his desk and you go over to get a blanket to cover him with but when you do, tucking it around his shoulders
  • you hear him murmur something low and you lean in closer and hear him say thank you along with your name
  • and when you come back to check on him again in a couple hours he’s awake and seeing you, it makes him actually stand up from his computer (something he does not do often when he works)
  • and he’s glowing, his sharp features all turning soft as he sees you
  • and you’re like “hakyeon told me you missed me” and ravi is like “AH,,,,well,,,,,,,kind of,,,,,i just,,,hakyeon nags at me and you were nice to me-”
  • and you get this smug look on your face and ravi is faltering under it and you’re like “here i brought some fruits over for you to snack on, but also -”
  • and you press a paper slip into his palm and ravi’s eyes widen and you’re like “it’s my number, so you can call me instead of hakyeon”
  • and you don’t see it as you go into the kitchen with the fruit but ravi literally gathers what little energy he has to do a little happy shimmy dance
  • and he tapes your number to the side of his computer screen and whenever he looks at it he gets this goofy grin on his face,,,,,,,,,because hehe,,,,,,,i have my crush’s number,,,,,

Hongbin 

  • only person in vixx who makes his bed in the morning 
  • lives a pretty simple and clean life, likes consistency and has one of those big calendars on his wall where he writes down all his future plans and probably even has like a workout schedule
  • park hyo shin album shrine in his bedroom complete with framed autograph
  • the type to have like candles ,,,,,,, that are in the shapes of like flowers it’s cute
  • bunnies have always reminded me of hongbin so maybe if he lived apart from vixx he’d have one that he jokingly names like wonshik but no no it’s real name is something cute like whatever the korean is for like carrot soup or something LOL
  • idk why but he likes pastel polka dots imagine him with pastel polka dot bed sheets he’s such a cute person
  • people are always surprised that he doesn’t have like,,,,,one billion mirrors in his house because like how can one Not look at a face like that
  • but in reality those kind of things make hongbin really shy,,,,,,like he’s just like,,,,im not handsome and everyone in the building is like IF that isn’t the biggest lie i have Ever heard with my own two ears
  • everyone in the neighborhood has a crush on him. it’s unavoidable. it’s hongbin fever
  • you’ve lived next door to him for a longtime so you guys are pretty familiar with each other,,,,,but the problem is everytime he meets one of your friends. they fall for him
  • and end up begging to come over just for a glimpse of him and then when they try to ask him out
  • hongbin awkwardly like ,,,,makes up an excuse as to why he can’t date them and they get sad and you’ve seen this happen five times and you’re just like ?????????? what is his type ????? what is he looking for???
  • but you’re not gonna ask him that because well like That’s Rude 
  • but one night you actually end up over at his place because your tv broke,,,,and the premire of your favorite drama is on and hongbin was kind enough to let you in to watch it
  • and during a long commercial break you look down to see hongbin sitting at the table, writing down something and you decide that hey you’ll never have another chance to be alone like this with him
  • so you lower the volume a bit and you’re like “can i ask you something?”
  • and he nods without looking up and you’re like,,,,,, “ive lived across from you for like four years and ive never seen you,,,,,,,with someone,,,,that wasn’t from your friend group and this is probably super invasive but - are you seeing someone?”
  • and hongbin’s eyes go wide and he like looks up in silence
  • and you’re like “,,,,,,is it like an arranged marriage thing????? am i asking too much this is rude im sor-”
  • and hongbin shakes his head and is like “no,,,,,i just,,,,,,,,,” and you’re like ?????? and he kind of sadly laughs
  • and is like “,,,,,the person i like hasn’t come to a realization yet.”
  • and you’re shocked because hongbin. prince of your neighborhood. actual living art is harboring a one-sided love????
  • and you can’t help yourself you’re like “who is that blind? i mean,,,,,,,,anyone who looks at you is enchanted”
  • and hongbin laughs because that’s what he does. compliments make him shy
  • but then you go back to watching your drama and you don’t notice hongbin has stopped writing and suddenly you hear in a very quiet voice: “were you,,,,,,enchanted by me?”
  • and you look down at him and you’re like “are you asking if i liked you?”
  • and hongbin swallows a lump in his throat but builds up the courage to nod his head and you’re like “of course,,,,,,but i knew it was a longshot i mean ,,,,,,,,do you know how popular you are? it’s like falling for an idol-”
  • but suddenly hongbin is up and he’s like “don’t say that.” and you’re like is he embarrassed??????whats going on??????
  • but he just takes a seat next to you and he’s like “it’s you,,,,you’re the one i wanted to confess to me.”
  • and you’re so shocked,,,,,,you literally drop the remote and hongbin is getting red the longer you stare at him wide-eyed
  • until you’re like looking over at the tv and the drama is a kissing scene and then you look back at hongbin and you’re red now too
  • and you’re both red and there’s kissing in the background but you know what there should be some kissing in this apartment too
  • because you both like each other so why not
  • but when you do kiss him you’re like wait. wait. is this real did i fever dream this-
  • and hongbin takes your hand and puts it on his face and he’s like “it’s real.”

Hyuk

  • big tall meme 
  • who can’t figure out how to cook a meal for himself but can reboot a computer and probably fix your tv in less than ten minutes
  • for the sake of this au,,,,hyuk is Nerd. as in his whole apartment is full of like action figures and comic books and video games and dirty socks and,,,,,half eaten bags of potato chips, opened cans of redbull
  • your usual college boy whose friends are all part of the e-sports club at school like c’mon
  • of course how could i forget, his movie collection of sci-fi alien flicks is the only thing that’s organized on his bookshelf
  • everyone in the building comes to him for help like the ladies need help with their broken microwaves and hairdryers while the dads don’t get why their son managed to break the new computer (hyuk looking at the sticky keyboard: uh,,,,)
  • and he does it for free for elders but the teenagers who go to him to learn how to game or upgrade their setups he’s like “my work isn’t cheap. 20 bucks an hour on nothing.”
  • hakyeon: stop pandering from teenagers
  • hyuk: ,,,,,,i have no idea what you are talking about *hiding his piggy bank which literally says ‘money from gamer nerdz’ jokes jokes
  • you know hyuk is handy with,,,,,electric stuff and whatnot so when your lights go out in the middle of the night even though you paid all your utilities like last week,,,,you know the man to go to
  • and when hyuk opens the door you’re like “whats up, my lights are out and im not sure if it’s a fuse box thing or -”
  • and hyuk is like “i got you let me come over”
  • but as you’re walking through the hall of your apartment you realize, you don’t have a flashlight and you’re like my phone is somewhere on my sofa,,,,,let me fell around
  • but you have literally zero light and it’s night out and you think you’re heading toward your sofa but you feel something soft standing in your way
  • and you’re like touching it and you’re like it’s soft,,,,but hard???
  • and warm????
  • wait is that t-shirt
  • and you’re like hold up
  • “hyuk??? am i touching you????”
  • hyuk: “yep”
  • you: “why didn’t you stop me what th-”
  • hyuk: “it was fine, i liked it.”
  • and you turn pink, thankful for the lights off and want to swat his hand but you don’t know where that is until you feel his hand take your wrist
  • and he takes his phone out of his pocket and shines it on you and you’re like heY
  • and he’s like “hehe cute” and you’re like excuse me what
  • and hyuk is like “nothing, lead the way”
  • and when you get to the fuse box you hold the phone and see hyuk work with the wires. you notice the light shading his handsome face, a set jawline and wow,,,,his height????
  • and you’re like this is the first time im looking at hyuk and going ‘he’s hot’ what the HECK is wrong with me
  • and hyuk finishes in under five minutes and all your lights turn back on and he smiles
  • and it’s so,,,,,cute his nose is adorable did you just notice that??? why are you having all of these thoughts about your neighbor??
  • and he’s like “all done. how’d you like to pay me?”
  • and you’re like “i think i have some cash- but,,,,”
  • and hyuk grins because he’s like “yes,,,,,i don’t want cash”
  • and you’re like oh,,,,,,,,and you’re like “ok lean down-”
  • and hyuk does super duper excited that he’s about to get a kiss
  • but instead you pinch his cheek and go “ill order us pizza, don’t think im easy han sanghyuk.”
  • and with that you turn around and hyuk is just like: that was sexy 
  • you: shuttup what kind of toppings do you want?

anonymous asked:

1/2 You know what i find sad and disturbing? That even though it's MUCH better than in previous years, i've still seen a few posts saying things like "see, Dean doesn't love Cas as much as Sam. He'd give up soul for Sam, but has never done that for Cas. Sam is clearly more important." And I don't even know where to begin:P Like. Since when is selling your soul a standard of love?? The show did this to show their codependency. Not to say "aw, look how much Dean loves Sam!!"

2/2 And Dean hasn’t done that for Cas because he hasn’t needed it. Plus, Dean and Cas, even with their problems, have always been on a more even keel than Sam and Dean. Dean doesn’t measure his self worth through Cas. He doesn’t see himself as solely responsible for Cas. He doesn’t put Cas before himself in that way. He has a *healthy* view of his relationship with Cas. These are GOOD things. Sam and Dean are finally getting there and i’ll never understand the resistance to that.

Hi there! You bring some heavy questions, so let’s see if I manage to remember all of them and not go running off down one single tangent so far that I forget about all the rest… >.>

Re: the soul-selling as pinnacle of love: bullshit.

Selling his soul for Sam wasn’t a noble self-sacrifice out of love, it was the same selfish act that he’d spent the entirety of s2 hating John for doing for him. Dean felt like he’d had ONE JOB his entire life: protect Sam. And he failed. That’s not healthy. That’s codependency at its absolute worst. It’s disturbing, and it’s supposed to be disturbing.

And really, DEAN KNOWS BETTER NOW. He’s not that wretched and self-hating. Just like Bobby said to him when he found out what Dean had done to bring Sam back:

Bobby: What is it with you Winchesters, huh? You, your dad. You’re both just itching to throw yourselves down the pit.
Dean:That’s my point. Dad brought me back, Bobby. I’m not even supposed to be here. At least this way, something good could come out of it, you know? I–I–It’s like my life could mean something.
Bobby: What? And it didn’t before?! Have you got that low of an opinion of yourself? Are you that screwed in the head?!

Yeah, Dean is really not that screwed in the head anymore.

You said that Dean was on a more “even keel” with Cas, but I’d describe it as a more “equal footing.” Dean has always felt parental toward Sam (part of the whole codependency stuff which he’s FINALLY letting go of by degrees now). They never had a truly equal partnership sort of relationship. But Dean and Cas? They really do. Neither feels parental toward the other, they support each other, they talk back to each other equally when they feel the other is wrong, and they trust each other. That’s HEALTHY and NORMAL and GOOD.

I am THRILLED that Sam and Dean are beginning to get to that point. Dean encouraging Sam to take the lead in the MoL raid in 12.22 was a huge step in the right direction. Sam accepting that Dean would go back to the bunker to try and undo Mary’s mind control was another.

Not that this has miraculously fixed everything between them, but holy cow it’s a damn good start. Honestly if Dean did something as idiotic as trying to sell his soul (or otherwise compromise himself) in order to bargain for Cas’s life, I’d be shocked. There’s a vast difference between grieving and the sort of personal-responsibility-failure-guilt-a-thon Dean descended into in 2.22. His monologue over Sam’s body pretty much says it all:

Dean: You know, when we were little— and you couldn’t been more than 5— you just started asking questions. How come we didn’t have a mom? Why do we always have to move around? Where’d Dad go when he’d take off for days at a time? I remember I begged you, “Quit asking, Sammy. Man, you don’t want to know.” I just wanted you to be a kid… Just for a little while longer. I always tried to protect you… Keep you safe… Dad didn’t even have to tell me. It was just always my responsibility, you know? It’s like I had one job… I had one job… And I screwed it up. (pause) I blew it. And for that, I’m sorry. I guess that’s what I do. I let down the people I love. I let Dad down. And now I guess I’m just supposed to let you down, too. How can I? How am I supposed to live with that? What am I supposed to do? Sammy. God. What am I supposed to do? What am I supposed to do?!

Dean sold his soul not to bring back Sam out of some profound love, but out of a sense of profound personal worthlessness. Holy crap, we do not ever want to see him do that again, for anyone.

anonymous asked:

I used to be considered a "gifted" writer, winning contests and getting praise all throughout my school days... but I've lost it, completely. I have little to no desire to write, what I do write is forced and ugly and plain... It's writer's block that has been going on for years! I don't have a lack of ideas, it's literally just a forgotten skill. Do you have any advice on long-term writer's block? Or maybe an explanation?

Darling, don’t waste time worrying if you’re not “gifted” anymore because, I promise you, you still are.

Originally posted by shawnhollenbach

I know that I have that same tendency, too.  When it’s been a while since I’ve written and I can’t get back into it, my automatic thought is, “I lost it.  I had it and I lost it.  I might as well join Corporate America because my soul is dead.”

But there are a lot of explanations for why your writing isn’t coming out how you want!  I’ll list a few of them below…


Explanations for Writer’s Block

  • You’re out of practice.  I can tell a difference in my “skill” after a week without writing – so if it’s been years?  You’re probably very rusty.  If this is the reason you’re struggling, my advice is to push through and write crap.  Even if it disappoints you or you sit there thinking, “This is terrible this is terrible this is the worst,” just do it.  Just force yourself through it.  Eventually, I promise from experience, something halfway decent will come out.  And it’ll get better from there.
  • You’re lacking confidence.  Another big ailment of mine – if I haven’t written something I liked in a while, I can count myself out before I start.  So even if I push through and write, I either self-edit the whole time or I delete it when I’m done.  That creates the effect of Returning to Square One, which negates my work in the first place.  If this is the case for you, my advice is to look closely and find something to like about your writing.  Even in The Worst writing I’ve ever done (and trust me, 2013 me was a nightmare to read), I’ve found a way to compliment myself.  So read your stuff like you’re critiquing a five-year old.  You’re not gonna sit there and tell a kid, “Dude this sh*t sucks lol delete your account.”
  • You’re clinging to old ideas and old methods.  If you “used to” write for X fandom or you “used to” write before class every day, that’s not a good enough reason to keep doing it.  If you “used to” write without an outline or you “used to” feel like a damn wizard when you wrote, that doesn’t mean you’re able to do that now.  And that doesn’t mean your talent has decreased.  Writers are different in every new season – adjust for yourself.  Stop expecting yourself to work under ancient systems and expectations.
  • You feel uncomfortable with your author’s voice.  This can be a simple matter of feeling inadequate/nervous – or you could even be annoyed with your own voice/writing style.  This can worsen the more you read other classic books with “better” voices and compare yourself.  If this is the case, my usual technique is to try to “rewire” my voice – try a different POV style or tense.  This can change how your voice sounds, which can make it easier for you and your narration to play nice together.
  • You can’t find the right character.  This sounds like a small issue, but it makes a huge difference.  If you’re unable to find/create a relatable or likable character, you’ll feel uncomfortable no matter what story you write.  It’s like if a principal ballerina were to try to perform her signature piece in a smelly school mascot costume.  You know what to do, but you’re just not in the right outfit!  So it feels clumsy.  It makes it hard to see how you look or what you’re doing wrong.  It makes you feel like a bad ballerina!  So try taking the time to find a good character.  Fanfiction can be a good transitioning activity for you – pick your favorite book/movie/TV character and write in their POV until you feel comfortable again.
  • You’re mentally or emotionally unhealthy.  This sounds judgy, but trust me – 90% of my writer’s block crops up in times of poor mental health or emotional stress.  Just like you can’t play baseball with broken ankles, you can’t write if your heart or your brain aren’t up to snuff.  So assess yourself for undue stress, depression, anxiety (my big one), or mental exhaustion.  Beyond that, make sure your heart isn’t clogged – so to say, make sure you’re emotionally accessible for writing.  If you’re deep in grieving, dissociating, or facing any kind of emotional blockage, your writing is definitely going to suffer.  It might be best to take time to work on these issues – otherwise you’re trying to row a boat with holes in it.

These are some of the main ones I’ve encountered in my time – and they’re definitely not the only explanations.  If none of these ideas help you to get started again, be sure to message me!  I’d love to discuss it with you personally :)  I know how awful that limbo can feel and I definitely want to help if I can.

Thanks again, and happy writing (hopefully)! <3


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

anonymous asked:

Hello! I've been following for a while and I noticed how much merchandise you've made - the prints, stickers, buttons, charms/keychains especially! I really enjoy your style since it's so adorable. I wanted to ask how you go about making the merch? Like, is there a special service you use for certain products? I wanna go about making my own someday and your stuff always looks so lovely ;v; If you can help me out, even a bit, that'd be great!

Hello anon-chan-san! Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot and I’m happy you’ve liked all the goodies I’ve done so far (๑°꒵°๑)・*♡ And no worries, I’m always happy to help! ( ◜◒◝ )♡ I do use a different service/merchant to print/produce my items once the art file is done on my end. Here are some of my best friends:

Charms:

Zap!Creatives – Their quality is amazing and they have a variety of different types of charms! They do more than just charms too, but this is what I mainly use them for. They are located overseas but you do get free shipping on orders over $300. Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, once in a while you’ll get a 10-25% off coupon code to use on certain items which knocks a good amount off your order! Turnaround time and shipping is amazingly fast! No complains here.

Acornpress – I have yet to use them personally, but I’ve heard good things about them. They are located in the states, which would save you on shipping and have a lower minimum. However, they only offer white and clear acrylic charms at the moment. I’ll be trying them out soon and I’ll make sure to do a small review!

Note: You only get the charms. You have to build them yourself and buy the phonestraps, bells, jump rings, etc. from your local craft store or online.  

Stickers:

Jimiagency​ – I love JiMi Agency! Their sticker quality is more than amazing and it’s always a pleasure to work with them. However, they are not kiss cut! You’ll have to use your favorite pair of scissors to cut them yourself! If you want kiss cut stickers, be prepared to pay more and have a bigger minimum order to place with other companies. JiMi also offers more than just stickers. From bookmarks to memo pads, to charms and washi tape. They only do group orders and it varies when. Just check their site out to see when they’ll be having their next group order.

Note: You can always do them yourself by buying sticker paper and printing them at home. It’s a good way to start if you don’t have the funds at the moment. That’s how I started and I don’t regret doing so and it helped so much.

Prints:

Fireball Printing – Quality, turnaround time, and shipping is amazing! No complains here. They do have a minimum of 5 for poster size prints, which is not bad. For postcard size prints though, their minimum is too high and I wouldn’t recommend them for that unless you want 1k of the same design. They also offer other printing services.

CatPrint – I have yet to use them, but I have ordered their samples and I’m in love with the quality and variety of paper they have for printing! I’ve also heard a lot of good things about them. They don’t have a minimum–heck, you can even order one print! I’ll sure be using them to print out my con prints for August.

Note: Shipping is a bit high only because both use special shipping supplies to make sure your prints do not get damage while making their way to you. So I highly recommend that you order all your print designs at once and not one design at a time.

Buttons/Pins:

Wacky Buttons – No minimum! Which completely sold me and I’ll be placing my order soon! Five stars on their reviews so I’m sure when I get my first order I’ll be more than content. Either way, I’ll make sure to give them my own review.

Pure Buttons – They have a minimum of five, but they jump from 5 to 25 to 50 to 100 and so on and so forth. They are a bit more expensive but the more you order, the lower your cost. Great reviews!

Note: Both offer more than just your average buttons. They have pocket mirrors, fridge magnets, clothing magnets, etc. They also have custom button packaging. I guess it just depends on how many and how much you are willing to spend.

All work under CMYK color mode. Acornpress and Wacky Buttons are the only ones that I know that don’t use this color mode on their templates. However, I was able to get in touch with a rep from Wacky Buttons and they do recommend you convert their template into CMYK mode. Since more than half of their customers don’t have an editing program where they can switch from RGB mode to CMYK mode, they have chosen to have their template in RGB mode and they themselves convert the file. I know from experience that this does have a color effect on your final product when printed. The colors are a bit darker. You are only able to notice if you have both color modes printed out and side by side for comparison. It’s not a big deal (unless you are super picky), but just thought I should point this out.

I hope this helps and the best of luck lovely! I’ll probably update or add to this post if I make another best friend (◍•ᴗ•◍)♡ ✧*。  

Kuro! and Shiro!Kaneki, Nishiki, Uta and Tsukiyama comforting their s/o who is a bit chubby and is really insecure about it? Thank you so much, I love the blog! <3
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(@anon: Bless u for asking about Nishiki because he ties with Shuu with me tbh and if you’re chubby and feel insecure about it, if it makes you feel better, I’m ver chubby you can ask Raven I’m almost a literal ball of fluff but that doesn’t denounce my ability VwV SO HERE WE ALL GO. Prepare for heart stabbing fluff.)

Kuro!neki: He noticed your behavior a while ago. Seeing you all flustered about your weight, no wearing the dress he brought especially for you, it kinda hurt him. Oh no, but our tragic protagonist drew the line when you refused to eat the food he especially made for you! “…. It’s not because I can’t taste, right?” “I’m just not hungry, Kane-” “You’re lying!” “Eh?” “Ah… I’m sorry if it was too straight forward but I’m tired of seeing you so sad. I find you very pretty. There’s so much more to you than your weight. So calm down, okay?” (Imsososrryhesooclol)

Shiro!neki: He instantly saw the signs when you didn’t want to wear that dress you loved. When you began to stop snacking (originally he thought you felt guilty that he couldn’t eat human stuff anymore. Especially since you loved sharing your sweets with friends.) He even saw it when you kept checking how much you consumed. When you denied him of sex, however, is when he got a tad bit angry. “Oi. The h3ll’s going on? You think I don’t notice?” “Hm?” “Look. You’re perfect if that’s what you want to hear. If you’re that concerned, we can do something together. Just stop the madness. If it’s someone telling you that you aren’t good enough, screw ‘em. You’re mine, not theirs.”

“Aw, Kaneki~”

“Now bend over.”

“!?”

Nishiki: He knew what was going on as soon as you declined the usual junk you ate when he brought it for you. As soon as he heard you try and throw it away, he stopped you in the kitchen doorway after you thought you successfully did the deed. “So I wasted twelve bucks for nothing?” “N-Nishi-” “Stop. Look. If it’s about how you look, throwing away good food won’t help. Heck, a lot of the junk humans eat looks unhealthy to me. Tastes bad too. But if it makes you happy, go right ahead. Screw the world if they try to tell you otherwise.”

trashking Uta: You always brought lunch into the mask shop and ate in the back for the sake of him and his masks. But he began to notice you didn’t take lunch for a few days. Then you stopped eating around him in general. When he asked your friends, they said the same thing: you just stopped eating. He slowly began to connect the dots. He wasn’t a stupid man, he was just very…. tactile. So, he let it go on for a while. He decided to confront you once he’d saw your health decline. As in you were stumbling to get to a seat in his workshop. “You don’t have to push yourself so hard.” He said. “Hm?” You played dumb. “_______, I know you’re not eating. Just stop. If it’s something as petty as your weight, just tell me who told you it was ugly. I’ll kill them!”

“…. Thanks, Uta~”

“No, I’m serious, where do they live???”

Tsukiyama: Shuu being the gourmet means he’s always trying to make sure you eat good af. He likes your plumpness, because it’s a symbol of wealth and plus you cuddle hella good B))). But he started getting upset when he saw you were declining the meals he thought would taste good that he had HIS chef personally prepare for you???? Like????? He felt lightly offended and very concerned. “Mon ami? Are you not feeling well?” He asks as this is the tenth time like child, please eat??? “I-I’m fine… I’ve just caught a virus.” You lied through your teeth. Your husbando knows 10x better than that though. “________, I know you’re lying. You haven’t been eating a lot lately. I’ve noticed that. Please, don’t feel so bad over it. I don’t love you any less for something so petty. So please, eat my darling~”

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anastasiaanesthesiasteen  asked:

If its not too much to ask, would you mind just spoiling what V's good ending is to me!? I need comfort because I set out a horrible goal of getting the bad endings first and I figure if all the endings are emotional, might as well cry really hard now and just not bottle it up for later. Sorry for an odd (and dumb) request...

Firstly, I don’t think it’s a dumb request!! I totally understand!

I actually have a friend who tried to get the bad ends first and regretted her decision as well, so I get it!! 

Under a cut to protect those who don’t want spoilers! V GOOD END DETAILED RESPONSE IS IN HERE, INCLUDING SCREEN SHOTS, DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON’T WANNA KNOW!

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tryingtoohardddd  asked:

hey! i've been reading your old ask replies religiously for the past couple days so i've gotta ask what some of you "random" headcanons are, like nicknames, maybe stuff abt britt's sister? i'll take basically anything lol

also, whats your general headcanon on what happened post “new directions” for brittana? bc the 5x20 “explanation” didn’t really explain anything & in 6x03 santana says they should start living together so what exactly do you think they had been doing up until that point?

Hey, @tryingtoohardddd!

So I wrote this little “fix it” patch that is basically my headcanon for what Brittana get up to between episode 5x14 and episode 5x20.

The TL;DR version goes as follows:

  • Between episodes 5x14 and 5x18, Brittana go on a ten month vacation because the Glee writers can’t keep track of their own timeline.
  • Despite what Brittany later says in episode 5x20, the girls do indeed make it to both Lesbos AND Hawaii as planned.
  • Brittana then return to NYC together circa the events of episode 5x18.
  • However, because Brittany is about 900000000% done with Rachel Berry the New Directions, she lays low while Santana interacts with them.
  • While Santana crashes at the Jones-Evans-Anderson brownstone, Brittany stays with some dancer friends who are attending Julliard.
  • During this time, Santana works at the diner while Brittany searches for a job of her own, the plan being that once they save up enough money, they can move in together. Unfortunately, Brittany does not have much luck on the job front.
  • Brittana see each other pretty much every day during this time, but they never let on to the other glee kids that Brittany is in NYC. Because the glee kids are the glee kids, they also never really ask Santana where Brittany is or what she’s doing or even how their vacation was.
  • Eventually, Santana gets offered a chance to star in another Yeast-I-Stat commercial. Mercedes also offers Santana the chance to sing backup on the Park and Bark tour.
  • Santana knows that between the tour and commercial gigs, she will make enough money to help her and Brittany rent their own apartment. Still, she is reluctant to leave Brittany for so long to go on the road.
  • Brittany’s solution is to finally reveal her presence in NYC to the New Directions and get Mercedes to hire her as a background dancer.
  • Cue the events of episode 5x20.
  • Brittana then tour around the US with Mercedes for about five months.
  • At the end of the tour, they either return briefly to NYC where they both live with Mercedes OR they go straight from their last tour gig back to Lima circa the events of episode 6x02. Take your pick.
  • Either way, they’re still in a place where they’re looking to finally move in together in New York—for the first time sans roommates—per their discussion in episode 6x03.
  • They remain in Lima as they prepare for their wedding, and then they move back to NYC once they are lawfully wife and wife.

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  • what she says: i love agent kallus
  • what she means: Agent Kallus is one of my favorite characters, but his characterization before "The Honorable Ones" versus after "The Honorable Ones" leaves much to be desire. In Season 1, yeah, okay, he's not that different from every other obviously evil, cunning, arrogant villain, but I bought it because not gonna lie, I'm kind of a sucker for cunning bad guys that claim they're just doing their job but enjoy following it to the letter. Plus, I liked how earlier on, it was like the rebels were the hunted while the Empire were the hunters, with the Inquisitors and the 'ordinary' Kallus being the main hunters, and I was interested in how he was gonna fight Zeb and what exactly happened at Lasan. But then, Season 2 got pretty bad with Kallus since he hardly did anything besides standing around in the bridge of an Imperial cruiser, which the LSG had already said in promotional material for the show that they didn't want him doing that. And then "The Honorable Ones" showed that even though it's one of my favorite episodes because we finally get to see what makes him tick, his morality and knowledge of what actually happens is actually CONTRARY to what it seemed up to that point. What would've been better is if they had put more signs of Kallus's grey morality in previous episodes so that it would flow better. While yes, some things can be alleviated through novelizations of scenes, it sometimes isn't an 'expansion' on the scene and instead comes more off as something like a sloppy retcon/excuse, like when he kicked that Stormtrooper down in the pilot and then the novelization said that he was extremely angry so he wasn't thinking straight (though I don't know if the author was let in on what the plan for Kallus's character arc was, so it's possible he was just writing what he knew and assumed, but the SWR writers + LSG didn't say anything against it during editing...). While I also do like the irony with how he basically led like four Imperials who've gone rogue to their deaths, I do recognize that it's only ironic because he's literally become the opposite/antithesis of himself from S1-S2, since he's literally a STATE SEC AGENT so even if he didn't have anything to do with them getting arrested/killed, being a state sec officer that has switched sides + committed treason would've been ironic no matter what (though I'm not sure if this is an actual complaint or if I'm just nitpicking with this one, but regardless, I still like it, even though it's kind of expected considering the circumstances.) (the author for three of those characters didn't know about Kallus's character arc either, but you know who did). I don't like that because of the time skip, we've skipped how Kallus got from the ending of "The Honorable Ones" to where he is in Season 3, meaning they SKIPPED THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. I'm torn between if he should live at the end of "Zero Hour", because if he lives, then they have a chance of giving him proper character development, especially so if they introduce the Mercenary/the Fool, and this plotline can also allow for more Zeb coverage that he desperately needs (in addition, we could get more bo-rifle fights, because I also thought that fight back in "Droids In Distress" was cool and that they should do more like that again), but then again, he could die to establish Thrawn's credibility and with that leaked picture, there's a pretty small chance of him trying to make his way out of the mercy of everyone on that ship. I'd still be up for a Kallus novel or comic or short story or something that delves some more into his character, though. So anyway, yes, while I do love Kallus, I wish they had done better with his character arc so that I could say with confidence that the stuff that happens to him was indeed on purpose and say that it is one of the best character arcs I've seen so far.
Coffee and Tea

For NurseyDex Week Day 3-Alternate Universe

Oh look, I have a title! Honestly, the only thing truly alternate thing about this universe is that they aren’t on the hockey team, but we’re going with it. This is gonna end up being multi-chaptered, but here’s chapter 1, and you can also read it on AO3!

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Derek is running late. Again. He’s not happy about it. He told himself he was going to do better for his sophomore year, but that doesn’t mean that his brain and his body are on the same page when it comes to getting out of bed. It’s only two weeks into the semester and he’s hastily pulling a red beanie on his head as he grabs his backpack and power walks out of his dorm room. It’s also his fault for picking a class that starts at 9:15, when he knows full well he has trouble getting out of bed before 9:30.

As he’s closing his door, he checks the time on his watch. 9:12. He knows he really doesn’t have time, but he’ll be damned if he has to sit through a two hour geology lecture without some sort of caffeine. He walks fast. He can make it to Starbucks and then to geology and only be a few minutes late.

Three minutes later, Derek stands in the crowded on-campus Starbucks as he waits for his order to be called. It seems like everyone is running late this morning. He texts his senior art friend Larissa, who he usually sits next to in geology as he waits for his drink.

“Derek and Will!” a barista shouts, as he lays two drinks down on the pick-up counter. Derek shoves his phone into his pocket and hustles to grab his drink, almost running into a lanky redhead as he does so. He picks up two honey packets and a spoon so he can add it to his tea when he gets to class and hurries on his way.

Surprisingly, Derek makes it to class without spilling hot tea on himself, so he counts that as a success even though his morning got off to a late start. He sits down in the seat that Larissa saved for him and takes out his laptop to pretend to take notes. Then he opens his to-go cup and notices something is off.

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My Favorite Cosplay Resources

Starting from head to toe!

  • Wigs - Personally I prefer Ebay. Wigs are cheap, buuuut you have to accept there’s a certain risk of not getting what you paid minimal money for. Still usually if you are wary you can go about with minimal mishaps. I like Ebay because of the price but also the variety. I’m terrible with wigs, so the closer at the start the wig is to the style/color I need the easier it is for me. So Arda for me isn’t really a good fit. (Though sometimes if the wig is really particular there’s nothing else than going with Arda.)

  • Contacts - Pinky Paradise. Hands down. Reliable, safe, and decently priced. Offers most of their contacts in a wide variety of prescriptions with no extra cost (which for me is super nice). They sort the contacts out in easy to find ways (by color, enlargement, etc) and most the contacts have real life customer pictures of themselves wearing the contacts so you really know what you are getting, not just some shopped photo of a lens over a stock eye shot.

  • Makeup - Honestly, I get most my makeup from Walmart. Cheap, wide variety. It helps that I don’t have sensitive skin. I can wear whatever and maybe have some small breakouts the next day. I also stop by CVS or Walgreens a lot, ton of variety and again cheap. Plus they are everywhere so if you realize you are out of concealer at the con you can usually pick up some at the local pharmacy in five minutes. For advances make up, like prosthetics, try any costume stores near you, like Party City or Halloween related seasonal shops. And of course the internet when you can’t find that one thing just the way you want it.

  • Fabric - Generally I go to Jo Anns and sometimes Hancock. These are what are local to me, and tend to have decent prices, okay selection, and for Jo Anns tons of sales and coupons. When I lived in Hawaii there were some local chains with amazing selection I liked more than these chains. (If you are in Oahu check out Kaimuki’s Dry Goods, small local store I used to really like.) So yeah poke around to see what’s around you! For especially hard to find fabric you unfortunately have to go online. It sucks and can be expensive. I like Amazon or Fabric.com but I’ve only done a little online fabric shopping so not my forte.

  • Supplies - This is a varied topic. Cause like Worbla, only available online. Paint? All over. Unfortunately I don’t have just a list I can tell you. Home Depo, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Michaels, Lowes, just try a balance of hardware and craft stores. And for the specialty stuff, like thermoplastics of course it’s the internet you go.

  • Shoes - Thrift shops. I love thrift shops. Goodwill, Salvation Army, whatever you have locally. There’s no guarentees unfortunately about the style and size but you’ll never get shoes cheaper. And since often I tear apart these shoes, paint them up, and otherwise mutilate them I feel a bit better about using these shoes which are already a step before the trashcan. To make things comfier you can put in inserts. If you can’t find something then internet is your best bet for the variety and low price.

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  • Clothes - going to be cosplaying Shizuo and don’t really want to make a pair of black slacks? Who can blame you! So for simple clothing items you can head to my favorite, the thrift shop! Not only are you getting clothes for cheap but often also helping out different humane efforts (Like CHKD is a chain near me which is connected to a children’s hospital.) If you can’t find it in the thrift store gamble the more sure fire source is going to be Ebay! Again, used, cheap clothes. And some cheap new mass produced clothes. A little pricier with shipping and such but you can usually find low prices on basic things. Also even if it’s not a perfect match, wherever you got the clothes, keep an open mind to ability to edit the clothes into what you need.

So this is just a look into my shopping stops, I generally focus on lowering that price while trying to maintain quality. So if you are looking to do things without spending big bucks check these places out! Also for some tips on finding things on the internet, try a variety of search words, go through your big sites like Ebay and Amazon, but also Google Shopping. Annnd if you really are having trouble try Google Images then back track to the image source to what is possibly an online store. Not always but more often than not I’ve been able to find things like that!

anonymous asked:

If I can share my opinion.. I've been a jikook shipper for years, therefor cautious of their every move. Totally honest - I don't think they are an item and I don't think they have done anything close to sexual behind close doors. But hear me out. I feel like they might want to. I just see so much curiosity. Especially with Jk. Jm is flirty with Jk and I think Jk pushes his boundaries constantly. It's like watching a movie where they both know something is going on but none of them actually /1

says anything. Like they don’t know exactly what the other one is thinking but they suspect that they might be flirting. Jk is so shy with his feelings, I don’t think he would be the one to say anything. And why would he? It’s probably soo fun, like imagine having someone that you want to flirt with living with you and flirting back. Isn’t that the dream lol? Am I just being delusional and living my fantasies through them or could that be it? Them being curious about each others bodies, /2

pushing the limit slightly but never going over. And then thinking about it later. That’s what I see with them. Attraction but not fully confessed, not even to themselves. Kinda like they don’t know what their doing but they do. Is this too confusing? :D like I’m not even close to believing they’re dating or have done stuff but this seems possible to me. Flirting but brushing it off when it could get too far. /3/3 


I feel like that too, a lot of the times. I joke about them being real, but a lot of the vibes I get are kind of flirty?? (if they are lgbt) i think that they are aware they find the other person attractive, but haven’t really questioned it as much as they could. i think since their lives have changed so much over the past few years, they’re less concentrated on exploring these feelings and more concentrated on achieving their dreams. I think that while jungkook and Jimin have both discovered they could have sexual attraction towards the other, they’ve barely dared try it. And I don’t think they’ve started dating, or even gotten close to that. I agree with what you mean, that they are flirty with each other and push the limit sometimes, but they never go outside that limit. (and omg, i don’t think that jk would confess, but i don’t think jm would either it’d be like the other members being like “you like each other. now kiss” hahaa)

but while i think that, there’s also a part of me that can’t help but think they have pushed that limit. there’s some moments (see my sexual tension post lol) that just seem very filled with tension, and it seems like if that’s how they are a lot of the time, it’d be hard not to experiment with that tension.

I have no idea what they’re relationship could be. They flip flop in my head so much, and it makes my thoughts all jumbled. one second they’re friends, the next they’re married with 3 kids and a goldfish. I can ensure though, jikook (to me) are more than just friends. they have a unique feeling and some moments just make me think about them being romantically involved. 

i think the most solid theory though, as of right now, is that they are attracted to each other, they’ve realized that, they’ve flirted back and forth, and they’re developing where they’re going to go with that eventually. 

In This Quiet Place

Pairing: JayTim

Summary:  "You know,“ Tim said, voice a little irritated as he entered the cart, "you could have told me where to meet you.”

Notes: My first JayTim piece for JayTim week. The prompt was “Carnival”. 

This one isn’t explicitly romance-y? Though them being together was the intention. I love breakfast dates especially in the context of vigilantes that have been patrolling for a while. 

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Heyo~

I… Don’t even want to think about how long it took fo this to come out, and I will say a very, very big sorry. Life, school, I just couldn’t find the drive to, much as I love all this… But, I just want to say, you guys are amazing. Any time I see someone say or like something, I always get super happy and I smile really wide, like I am just thinking about it. 

I’m not sure if this is what you were expecting, and I’m not even sure if it’s what I was expecting, but it’s here, and it’s long, and it’s done. It’s probably much worse than my other pieces becuase I feel incredibly rusty, but I hope you all still like it ^_^

After this, I’m going to disappear for like, a week, because Persona 5 comes out on Tuesday and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for a game. The close second would probably be Destiny 2, WHICH ALSO JUST GOT ANNOUNCED. It’s gonna be a great year for games, and I can’t wait. 

Anyways, enough about my love for games that keeps me from writing. Without further ado, here is a law and crime YouRiko that took way too long to come out, and as always, I hope you enjoy!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to play Kingdom Hearts II~

T.


Abandoned warehouse, edge of Tokyo. Time: 9:04 PM

“I know you’re there, come out, criminal!”

Into the light stepped a tall, beautiful woman, gun slung over her shoulder.
“Detective, fancy meeting you here.”

She spun around and raised her revolver, taking aim, but keeping her finger off the trigger.

“This ends here, Red Death. If you agree to come peacefully, I’ll put in a good word, and maybe you can walk away with only half a life sentence.”

The sniper laughed, a hearty laugh that really just showed ambivalence.

“Do you think I care about things like that?” She shakes her rifle a bit. “This. This is my life, and my duty, without it I’m nothing, I have no other purpose. If you think your little platitudes and words will make me just lay it down, you are sorely mistaken.”

The detective bit her lip, she really had hoped that the woman would be amicable, even if she knew the chances were slim… The sound of a round being chambered brought her attention back to the world in front of her, where the barrel of a gun was pointing at her.

“It’s been a good chase detective, but I’m afraid this is the end of the line for you.”

With a click of her tongue, she aims back, closing an eye to aim.

“The past doesn’t need to dictate the future…”

The assassin began to spout a response, but the detective couldn’t hear, as her attention was grabbed by something moving in her peripherals: a loose cord. Suspending the light above her counterpart, the cable for a large light had begun slipping, slipping… Her body running purely off instinct, she ran forward and dove to try and get the woman out of the way, it was falling right for her!

“H-Hey, what’re yo-“

CRASH

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anonymous asked:

This is probably something you've answered before, but it's been on my mind recently. I've had this nasty habit of chewing on the insides of my lips until they bleed, biting the skin around my nails, and scratching skin (particularly my scalp). I hadn't even realized it until the spinner trend caught my eye but I saw that other people had the same problem and that things like chewables and stuff can help. (1/3)

I used to carry a stress ball but always ended up tearing them apart cause I would chew it. Though I’ve never been diagnosed with anything I mentioned to a friend in passing that I was thinking about buying something to help. I think the exact words I used were “fidget toy” and basically got yelled at because “they aren’t for people without adhd/autism/etc.” I didn’t even mean it to be disrespectful and I’ve honestly been looking into it since the problem gets bad during school to the point where my mouth bleeds. Would it be disrespectful to purchase one with the intention of stopping the constant harm I put my fingers and mouth through?

Anon, I answer this question at least twice a week. I’m not saying this to make you feel bad about asking. You’re all asking because you need someone, even if that someone is just a random internet stranger, to tell you that your attempt to practice self-care is valid because some ableist arsehole ripped your right to freely access those tools from your hands. And I will try, as best I can, to respond to those asks with something more than just you can stim because I know you’re asking from a place of pain and hurt, and that’s so far from right and acceptable I don’t even.

I’m saying that I answer this question a lot to highlight the problem society has in denying people who need it access to stim toys by shaming them with words like “disrespectful” … all while dropping the name of my diagnosis.

(This autistic, by the way, is going to stop being polite about this: everyone who namedrops my diagnosis while denying someone else the tools that might help them better cope can kindly step barefoot on a Lego brick coated in barbecue sauce. Hell, you can walk barefoot down a hallway covered in sauce-coated Lego bricks! You’re not helping or supporting me. You’re just being an ableist arsehole. If you know any autistics at all, you’d know the vast majority of us are horrified at the thought of denying someone who is hurting themselves access to tools that might ease or stop that. You do not get to mention autism or ADHD in the process of enforcing ableism. No. Shut up and go back to the hell from whence you came. Stop shaming our anons!)

I’m saying that the horrific rate of people who come here afraid that they’re somehow hurting me for taking care of themselves is appalling. I’m saying that I’m becoming more and more suspicious of the real intent behind this. I’m saying this so you understand that the confusion and hurt you’re feeling is sadly normal, that you are not alone in being the target of this gross, disgusting ableism.

Anon. People are telling you that you should be hurting yourself over getting yourself a stim toy. People are telling you that you shouldn’t explore safer ways to function in the world. The degree to which this is ableist, hurtful and cruel is downright mindblowing.

It is not disrespectful, anon, to get yourself a stim toy.

It is absolutely disrespectful (and worse) to tell you that self-injurious behaviours are preferable to using a toy.

Stim, anon. Stim.

I will mention, though, that stress balls really aren’t designed for chewing. It’s easy for pieces to break off, and the chemical composition of the foam probably isn’t safe for being in your mouth, especially not if done regularly. I would very much push you towards exploring chewables and chew pendants (links to tags collecting various posts on this blog). @safechewablethings wrote a list of things to keep in mind when purchasing a chewable, which might also be helpful to you.

I don’t really know enough about your habits to know where to direct you: frequent chewing might indicate a need for a firmer chewable, but stress balls suggest you might like something lighter or springier. Perhaps check out this ask on spongey/airy chews!

In the meantime, you might also like to look at DIY chewables made from braided T-shirts: the simplest require you to only cut up an old T-shirt, braid the strips of cloth and knot the ends. It might give you something on which to chew straight away, which I think you need.

For as a replacement for scratching, you might like to look at a lot of intensive hand-use fidgets. There’s a good list of hand-use fidget toys at the bottom of this ask. This recent ask collects a lot of links about stim toy care, varying stims, where to buy toys, how to make toys and basic starter toys, so that also might be worth checking out. Lastly, if it’s the feel of the scratching, you might find some of our picking and peeling alternatives at the bottom of this post to be a useful replacement, too.

Lastly: anon, consider seeing a doctor, especially if none of the above helps or it takes too long to put in place, but also just because you might need context, support or a diagnosis. Your family doctor/GP/primary care provider can provide you a referral. I can absolutely understand a reluctance to do so, but you deserve to not be bleeding. If you’re bleeding a lot, if this is severely detrimental to your ability to function, you might need a lot more support and care than is the scope of this blog. A professional, too, can help you if teachers take issue to what is, for you, a disability aid: you might need someone with authority in your corner or a diagnosis with which you can silence ableist arseholes. It can be extremely empowering to be able to put a name to the symptoms that make your life difficult, and it might be worth doing for this alone.

But stim, anon. Not only are you more than welcome to explore stim toys to help improve your life, you should.

- Mod K.A.

treacerous  asked:

Hey I was wondering if you could write some like thoughts or headcanons you have about malide? My heart is sad because of them rn and I love your writing <3 don't feel pressured or anything, I just wanted to hear some stuff about them because they're my favourite ship

yes!! yes malide. my ladies. my angels. my everything. This might be a bit jumbled because I probably have lots of thoughts but I’ve never really put them down like this before so I’m just going to keep wiffling and see what happens? Okay: 

·         I am a big fan of Elide making the first move. (And by this I mean I’m a really big fan of Elide reaching the end of her tether one day and initiating grabby kisses) I don’t really mind how this goes down, before a world ending battle or when they’re just sitting together chilling. I just need a moment where Elide looks at Manon and just…Decides that she’s spent too much of her life being quiet and unnoticed and waiting and plotting and scheming to carefully, slowly get the things she wants. This time she wants this and she takes this and before either of them quite know what’s happening, Elide’s hand is buried in Manon’s leathers, she’s pulling her closer and then they’re kissing. Manon is a little bit surprised by this when they break apart and Elide isn’t breathing. But Manon just leans forwards and softly tucks a strand of Elide’s hair behind her ear then leans forwards to kiss her again.

·         Manon teaching Elide to read, properly. Like, they started this in QoS (here, here is how to read my name…the first thing Elide learns to read….is…Manon’s name….like…….just……leave me alone in my trash pit, anyway) and Manon doesn’t like leaving things unfinished so there you are. Manon isn’t exactly the world’s most patient teacher but Elide is a fast learner and Manon’s almost militaristic style suits her. She doesn’t want to be pandered and Manon never underestimates her the way most people do. She dumps an avalanche of information on her and knows she’s smart enough to handle it. And she does. In addition to reading books Manon also teaches her how to properly read and analyse maps which comes in super handy when Elide starts tactically aiding the war effort.

·         Speaking of militaristic teaching Manon also gives Elide a crash course in self-defence (while admitting that she’s done incredibly well on her own so far, no witch of hers is ever going to be untrained and left to the mercy of men. That’s not a thing Manon is down for) Manon starts her training but then instructs the rest of the 13 to specialise with her in their own areas of expertise. Manon realises she’s created a monster when she sends her to train with her shadows.

·         Elide and Abraxos have like….the purest relationship ever. And he’s a fusspot. (worse than Manon, which Elide didn’t think was possible) he’s always very worried about her and her leg and always tries to insist that she ride on him and he’ll just take her wherever she wants to go. He also has a habit of leaning forwards and lifting her gently by the back of her clothes with his mouth to help her over tricky obstacles. The first time this happens Elide yelps in surprise and Manon yells at Abraxos but as soon as he puts her down Elide can’t breathe for laughing. She always points out flowers she thinks he’ll like/he hasn’t seen before and Manon is just…disgusted at how beautiful this friendship is.

·         So much flying together. So much. Abraxos gets a bit huffy if anyone else tries to ride him unless Manon insists but Elide he’s always so excited when he gets to fly with her. (Manon scolds him and tells him he’s a wyvern, not a puppy, act like it but…she doesn’t really mean it) Elide loves flying with Manon so much though, there’s so much open space and freedom and they can be completely alone up there together and she loves it.

·         Sin wise (because…there was always going to be some sin) I enjoy Elide ruining Manon in ways she didn’t even know were possible. It takes her a little while to build up the confidence/learn exactly what Manon likes but once she does she takes a huge amount of pleasure in making her come for her (repeatedly. Until she’s barely breathing and can’t say anything that isn’t Elide’s name)

·         Post sex I think Elide has a habit of gently running her fingers over the scar on Manon’s stomach and dreaming up six thousand different ways to kill her grandmother. Painfully. Slowly. With relish. The motions are strangely soothing for Manon though, it’s a nice feeling, Elide’s soft fingers against such a harsh wound. She’ll do this to help coax her back to sleep after she’s had nightmares (takes a long while for Manon to admit that she has nightmares at all and then to admit that they actually bother her but Elide knows before she’s ever ready to talk about it)  

·         Manon is a worse fusspot than Abraxos if Elide is ill/injured/in danger (look at the end of QoS Manon, I’m gonna run through this castle slaying everything in my path to get to this girl and save her before she’s forcibly married to a monster like. She was the poster child for the romantic hero in that moment but I digress. The point was they weren’t even together at this point and Manon was like -10000000% chill over her) When they are together this gets so much worse. Territorial fae males have nothing on Manon absolutely nothing. Elide sighs a little bit about all this fussing but..really…it’s nice to know that someone cares about her that much (even if she does think it’s a bit excessive that Manon carries her down the stairs every morning just because she has a cold and got a little dizzy once)

·         Manon never underestimates Elide’s abilities. Ever. They’re in the middle of a war council and Elide is by Manon’s side (where she belongs) and begins making a suggestion for an improved strategy. Some sneering man attempts to shut her down and tell her that the wing leader’s pet has no experience or know-how in military matters and should keep her thoughts to herself. The look Manon and Elide give this prick is identical and spine chilling. Manon lets her nails and teeth slowly, slowly retract and says, quite politely (she’s been working on her threats, you know) that unless he wants his insides to provide some decoration for this room he will shut his mouth and let Elide speak. As it transpires Elide and her sharp wit has a fairly genius solution to a problem that’s been confounding everyone else for a month. Manon is so very, very proud of her and Elide gets very laid that night.

·         Elide will often cross enemy lines and do what she does so well, blending in and destroying her enemies from within. Manon isn’t exactly delighted about this but she knows it’s necessary, knows how much Elide wants to help and knows that she’s more than capable of doing this (Elide was like…born to be a spy/assassin I’m serious on this) she’s lethal, legendary, near as legendary as Manon herself but the time the war is out and she’s never caught or even suspected. Manon worries a little though and struggles to sleep the nights Elide is out on missions until she returns and is in her arms again. And she is notoriously snappy and stab-happy while Elide is away (more so than usual) she’s given a wide-berth until Elide is back.

·         Manon says I love you first.

(this could have just gone on forever but I decided to stop it here before I got completely carried away. but I hope you like it??) 

Taking On Water

Summary:

You’re only nineteen, and you can count the number of people you’ve kissed on one hand, and none of them have been male or your best friend before. None of them have made you see stars either, but you try not to think about that.

(Or five times Dan and Phil kiss with the help of alcohol and one time they kiss while perfectly sober. Takes place between 2010 and 2014).

Rating: T

Genre: a fluffy shell around an angsty middle

Word count: 5.1k

Warnings: kissing/making out while intoxicated, tiny bit of implied self-hatred (Dan), brief mention of a character throwing up, bad similes 

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anonymous asked:

Feel free to ignore this message if it's too personal or something you don't want to answer! I'm writing a story that has a character with BPD. I've been researching for a while and I was just wondering if you could lend me some insight as someone who does have it/anything you see often and would like to NOT see,ever, or alternatively things you don't see often enough

Hey! So, BPD confusingly stands for Borderline Personality Disorder, which I do not have. So I can’t speak to that. But since bipolar disorder has the same letters, and I DO have that, I’m thinking it’s what you mean. And nah, I don’t mind. I mean, maybe if I had read someone talking about it it would have taken me LESS THAN THIRTY ONE YEARS AND A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN TO FIGURE OUT I HAD IT. 

Okay so first off bipolar is a diagnosis, but like most diagnoses, it is simply a collection of a symptoms, which can be widely varied among people who are diagnosed. So I would HIGHLY recommend you look at the bipolar subreddit or other message boards, so you can see the wide variety of experiences people with bipolar disorder have. They’re not all me. 

But here are some oversimplified things:

  1. Bipolar disorder has two parts. Depression and mania. Though depression lasts longer, mania is where people often get diagnosed because people make terrible life-ruining decisions then. No one ever writes about mania. So I’m gonna focus on that, since depression in bipolar is in most ways similar to major depression. I think. Well it’s the only kind I’ve ever had so I don’t know for certain. But MANIA is what fic writers just ignore. 
  2. Mania has a few standard symptoms - not eating very much, not sleeping very much,and not very aware of the consequences of your actions. Grandiose thoughts are also present. It also can include hypersexuality, excessive spending, and starting one or multiple projects. People cheat on their spouses, spend all their money, and quit their jobs to do something they think is suddenly worth it. I personally wrote a resignation letter to my dean in January because I felt that I could live off of my fanfiction “career.” Thank god my department head didn’t let me deliver it.
  3. Within those standard symptoms, mania has two flavors and a spectrum of intensity. Euphoric mania is the kind most people think of, where you’re doing wild happy things, getting stuff done, writing a novel in a week, whatever. Dysphoric is the kind of mania where at it’s most intense you’re terrified that everyone is out to kill you. Your excited energy is terrified shuddering, and it is hell because you can never sleep and escape. You can jump among these and depression in rapid cycling (though psychiatrists are not in agreement whether or not rc is real). 
  4. The intensity starts at hypomania, where although you have the elevated mood, elevated energy, little sleep, little eating, you’re somewhat aware of your actions and what they can do. You are more capable of reigning yourself in. On the far opposite end, full blown mania is the type where you think you’re the king of the world or somesuch, and you experience full blown psychosis, which turns even the happiest mania into a complete nightmare. People who have Bipolar I experience full blown mania. People who have Bipolar II do not, though their depression is often longer, and they are statistically more likely to commit suicide.  
  5. The older you get without treatment, the more intense and dysphoric your mania becomes and the longer you stay depressed. Also, tbi is pretty likely to ramp up your symptoms. Teenagers often only have mood swings with some depression.  
  6. MANIA SHOULD NOT BE WRITTEN AS A TOOL FOR A CHARACTER TO GET SHIT DONE UNLESS YOU PLAN ON MAKING IT OBVIOUS THAT’S AN UNWISE CHOICE. Please please please don’t make it into deus ex efficiency my god. Mania, especially hypomania is something that people with bipolar often miss when they’re on meds. Don’t make us miss it even more by writing it wrong. Oh god you have no idea how much I miss it. 
  7. It is hard to get a med combo that works. The process of going from one to another has been terrible in my experience, though some may have it easier. It’s like you’re a person! And then the new med interacts with something, you have to stop it, and you feel like a disaster again. In my experience, depression is the hardest part to treat. 
  8. Meds have gnarly side effects like weight gain or loss, an acne-like rash, tremors, strong mycleonic jerks (kinda like those jerks when you’re falling asleep), dizziness, sleepiness, etc. A lot of them go away, but some, like the rash, only go away on a lower dose of lithium, and some people, like myself, need a large amount of lithium in comparison to our body weight, so we’re stuck with it. 
  9. You cannot treat bipolar disorder without medication. I’m sure there are some people out there who would disagree with me, but they’re wrong. No one really knows what causes mania, there are some theories, for instance, that it’s very related to a seizure (in fact anti-seizure medications are some of the more effective mood stabilizing medications). Whatever it is, it is a brain issue, not something you can meditate or CBT away.
  10. You cannot treat bipolar disorder without therapy. People with bipolar have to follow a strict schedule regarding eating and sleeping, they need to teach themselves to regulate their emotions, they need to learn to self soothe to avoid stress because all of those things can trigger mania (because meds fluctuate even if they’re perfect). That shit is hard. It’s also really hard to see yourself, and be like, am I in a good mood, or am I manic. My therapist was the one who told me I was manic when I was in the process of trying to quit my position. I really needed her. 
  11. YOU CANNOT TAKE ANTIDEPRESSANTS THEY WILL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY MAKE YOU MANIC. In fact, this is a way many people are diagnosed. I took them for years, and no one seemed to find it strange when I would stay up all night yelling at people’s doors in the dorms whenever they increased my dosage. Because I just had mood swings. EDIT: this isn’t true of everyone who is bipolar, some people can handle SSRI and SNRI antidepressants. Others definitely cannot and in my estimation it is not a bad idea to write them that way.
  12. People with bipolar disorder are not violent or mean. Anyone who uses bipolar disorder as an excuse for being those things can come and see me behind the school, because that fucking bullshit is what kept me from seeking care for thirty one years. 
  13. Although some do, people with bipolar disorder shouldn’t drink for a myriad of reasons. Weed can be even worse, it gave me really bad psychosis like six years ago. 

Hope this helps, anon. But don’t just take my word for it. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I really, really, really love your blog omg. ;3; I've been keeping an eye on you guys ever since you started. Anyway, could you please do a smut scenario with Jimin where his girlfriend keeps on resisting his advances? Like they've done it many times before but whenever Jimin tries to seduce her or something, she would give excuses that she needs to go out because it's already late and stuff? Thank you very much! <3

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- Devi ^_-

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anonymous asked:

Sorry if I sound whiney. But what's so good about using ardaswigs? I've seen you been using them and I recently had an incident where someone said I wasn't a good cosplayer because I didn't use their wigs in a cosplay.

I actually really like my wig i’m using. Its beautiful and really long, I don’t think arda has anything similar to it. If anything I would have to style a wig I would get from there and this wig was already styled since it was made for the cosplay.

Hey there Anon! So sorry you have to deal with someone like this. They are clearly being an elitist for the sake of being an elitist, because they don’t seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to wigs. I’m personally a fan of Arda, and their wigs are good for my uses, but they aren’t the end-all-be-all of cosplay wigs, and are actually bad for many uses.

Going to leave aside a lot of the cosplay positivity “what makes a good cosplay is if you have fun!” stuff for now. Yes, that’s true, but what I’m going to be talking about is quality. This isn’t an objective standard by any means, but there is some degree of objectivity to it, since this is what you can be judged on in contests, etc.

Basically, quality-wise, what makes a good wig is if it works for what you need it for. There are many factors that go into this – 99% of quality wigs will have dense wefts, generally smooth-laying fibers (as opposed to a frizzy Party City type wig), good color (color blends look more natural even for bright colors, neon does not), etc. etc. However, a lot of that is based on subjective standards – does it work for this character? If I need to style it, can it take the styling that I need it to? If It’s a basic style (say, long and straight with bangs), does it come in that style and look good? Does it tangle a lot? etc. etc.

I’ve worked with “good wigs” all the way from $8 Ebay and Taobao wigs left generally unstyled to heavily-styled $80 Arda long lacefronts. While the brand of the wig will determine many properties of the wig, and some wigs are inherently “higher quality” than others (many of the US-based cosplay wig companies, like Arda, Epic Cosplay, The Five Wits, etc., will have better fiber types, denser fiber, better colors, etc. than no-name Chinese Ebay seller #9347395), that doesn’t mean that a cosplay using one of these wigs is inherently better than a cosplay using a wig from another company. Look at my cosplays for example – my Roxy cosplay is gorgeous. That wig probably cost me under $10 on Taobao. It’s not the highest quality wig in the world, and it doesn’t like to keep my styling in place, but the fibers are smooth, the color is nice, no wig tracks show, etc. It’s a good wig. It looks good, and it works in the application I have it in. Would the cosplay be somehow magically better if I had an Arda wig? It might be a marginal improvement, but not really.

I have a feeling that this person thinks this way because Arda is used by a lot of good cosplayers (and their wigs are more expensive than your average Ebay wig), therefore, Arda wigs = good wigs, and the only good wigs. It’s a brand loyalty based not on the strengths and weaknesses of the brand, but based on the name of the brand itself and the false sense of prestige that comes with it. Here’s a pro tip: There’s no prestige with different wig brands. Really. No one worth your time cares. It’s what is done with the wig that matters.

Pre-styled wigs are actually a really great resource. If you’re cosplaying a popular character and companies make the pre-styled wig and you don’t have the time, money, expertise, or desire to make the wig yourself? Go for it. You may have to do a little touch up on the styling once it arrives, but that’s not a huge deal. Sometimes these mass-produced pre-styled wigs can go for the same amount or cheaper than buying the raw materials from a company like Arda, and if you’re happy with the wig, it really doesn’t matter if you styled it yourself or not (barring competition or your own personal satisfaction).

Here’s the reason why this person clearly doesn’t know what they are talking about: besides not caring that a good wig is what makes a good wig for that costume, they clearly don’t know that /Arda isn’t good for everything/. (Or they are purposefully trolling you, in which case, block them and move on with your life. :])
Arda is good for many things. I’ll run through them here. But Arda is also not the best choice in many circumstances. I’ll also run through those reasons.

I’ve been buying a lot from Arda recently, yes. It’s because their wigs work for what I need them for, and because I like their product despite many of their shortcomings, or because there isn’t another option out there that I know I’ll be satisfied with.

The good:

  • Arda wigs are great for styling, especially heavy styling. Their fibers are a bit rougher than those from most companies, so they have more “grip” and do excellently with spiking, updos, and the like. They also make wigs that are specifically meant for heavy styling, such as wigs with the wefts sewn in backwards for spiking straight up, or wigs with the wefts already sewn for pigtails, etc. If you are doing heavy styling, this is the wig company you want. Their wigs are also entirely heat resistant, which is great for styling. They have pretty densely-packed fibers, as well, unlike a lot of cheaper wigs that have a row of short wefts for artificial volume and then a row of longer wefts, since this saves on costs. My last few wigs have had heavy styling – Pearl had that big foamcore point (I got a wig meant for updos so that the wefts on the underside would already be going in the right direction), Juri has those massive curls (and a lacefront), Angela is going to have spiking up top (and I know that the Jareth Long is already cut in the layers I need), etc.
  • Arda has good color blends. Even their unnatural colors are made of fibers of different shades instead of having them all in a single shade, or only having a couple of colors blended together. 
  • Arda has a wide selection of styles and colors. They are set up differently from a lot of China-based wig companies, who will make a few base wigs in many colors and then a lot of specialized wigs for whatever characters are popular. Instead, they have a wide range of base wigs and a wide range of color options, and while every wig doesn’t come in every color, there’s a huge selection. They also have a pretty good selection of lacefronts in various unnatural colors, which is unusual to find, since these are mostly worn for fashion purposes and come in natural colors (typically darker natural colors, since a lot of black women wear them and that’s what’s most popular with that demographic).
  • You can know almost exactly what you are getting with Arda. They have extensive customer galleries, as well as shop-made wig information sheets, so it’s easy to see exactly what features a wig has (skin tops, layers, etc.) and how it looks worn. If you still aren’t sure on a color, you can buy sample fiber for fairly cheap so you can see it in person. Sample fiber is also great if you plan on dyeing a wig (as I often do), since you can buy a whole bunch (they’re 25 cents each so it doesn’t break the bank to buy 10 of them to test on) and test your dyebath or experiment with colors without ruining your actual wig. They also sell wefts and extensions in all of their colors, so you can be sure that you can get wefts that match your wig perfectly.
  • For example: my second Julia wig was from Arda because I knew that I could test the color with samples beforehand. My first wig was from Taobao, and while it was a lovely wig in all other respects, it turns /bright yellow/ in sunlight, which is something you can’t know easily from stock images. So I went to Arda, bought some blonde samples, and tested them in varying lights. This is also why I got my Utena wig from there, since I wanted a very specific type of pink (we’ll see when it gets here!). My second Samus wig is also from there because it was the /only/ wig shop I could find with a long, layered wig in a decent looking shade of green. 
  • Their customer service and community engagement are awesome. Prompt email replies, runs a tumblr blog, has all sorts of tutorials (you don’t need to buy from them to use those though ;]), puts out wig suggestions for currently-popular series, etc.

The neutral:

  • Their wigs are fairly matte. I like it, others don’t, so this is down to personal preference.
  • They have large wig caps. A lot of people with larger heads or a lot of hair swear by Arda for this reason. I have a tiny head and practically no hair, so this is a drawback for me.

  • Some wigs have crimped fiber at the base. Not all. Some. This adds volume, but can make styling harder or make some wigs look frizzier than they actually are. I’ve never had an issue with it, but it’s something I’ve heard others complain about.

The bad:

  • Do you remember the “grippy” fibers good for styling? Great for styling, TERRIBLE for tangling. You have a long wig, Classic fiber, untreated? Those grippy fibers will latch onto each other and create a rat’s nest. It’s not inevitable, but it happens a lot more often than with wigs that have smoother fibers. This is the single largest drawback of Arda. If you need a long wig, unless it’s a very specific color or style, I’d say to stay away just for this. (For the record: I have two medium-length wigs from them that are both fine, since I treated them with silicone, and one long wig, which is also fine, since it’s in highly structured curls that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.)
  • They don’t seem to keep up with color or style trends, especially when it comes to popular moebait type anime. So many characters with hair is varying shades of milk tea, and no such option at Arda. They don’t have a lot of soft-looking pastels in general.

  • Speaking of colors, their wigs in natural colors don’t look as natural as wigs from some other companies. While their color blends are generally great, especially for unnatural colors, a lot of people complain about their lack of natural-looking natural color options (though they still have a wide variety of options), especially in blondes. If you need a natural-colored wig without a lot of styling, there are far better places to go.

  • They are more expensive than many other wigs (though on par with other US-based cosplay-specific wig companies, like Epic Cosplay or The Five Wits). If you don’t need any of the positive properties of an Arda wig, or if the negatives are a dealbreaker, it’s better to either go to another company for the same price or save some money and go elsewhere.


Overall, Arda can be really good, depending on what you need. Since they tend to make wigs for styling, they also tend to not be a good place to go if you are planning on using the wig out of the bag with just a bang trim or other minimal styling. For those wigs, you can get a wig from practically anywhere as long as the fiber is smooth and not overly shiny, and the color is right, and the wig tracks don’t show, which is really the bare minimum you want in any wig. And if you want a wig that you don’t have to touch, pre-styled (or commissioning a stylist if you have the money) is the way to go. If you want a higher-quality wig that won’t tangle as much (smoother fiber) or has a different color or style selection, but doesn’t take as heavy of styling,  Epic Cosplay tends to be the go-to US-based seller there.

But even with all this talk of wig quality, I’ll say it again: a good wig is a wig that works for your needs. Are you happy with how it looks with your costume? Does it feel right on your head (not too tight or itchy)? Can it be styled how you need? Do you like it? If yes, it’s a good wig, regardless of brand or anything else. Don’t listen to the haters.

dragonthorku  asked:

Hey JaxBlade, I injured my toe a month ago so I'd been just walking for cardio 1 hour everyday and now its healed I've been running a lot recently and I noticed that my fat loss was much greater when I was walking instead of running. Any reason behind this?

Hey there DragonThorku, First off let me start this off with something so a Bunch of people don’t hop on my Ass haha. Everyone’s Body is different. Not every Body will react the same way to certain methods of training. Some people swear by this but that may not work for someone else. There is No ONE Training for every single person because its Personal to them. That’s why its called Personal Training ya find what works for you and stay consistent. Just wanted to say that cause Not enough people know it but lets get to your question that I can answer from MY OWN personal experiences and various studies I’ve done from College classes and my own personal gain for knowledge.

This may be a bit of Read but It’ll explain somethings to you

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First of all let me say this about Running/Jogging, its GREAT. 

Originally posted by viral-motivation


Its gets you from A-B faster, keeps your heart and lungs healthy, makes ya feel better, Helps ya lose weight, and Keeps ya safe in a Zombie Apocalypse.

Originally posted by eyesiveneverseen

 Overall it’s a fantastic exercise. BUT if you are talking about Pure Aesthetics for Fat Loss purposes, Running is good but its not the best and most efficient way to lose fat faster. Now a lot of people think that since Running can be taxing and burns a lot of calories of course its going to make ya lose fat fast and it is true that consistent running can do that but if you Really want your Body to look nice for the beach or a Photo Shoot there are 2 other Extremely Helpful ways to accelerate your fat loss and those would

LISS (Low Intensity Steady State)

Originally posted by 2legit2notbefit

And

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Originally posted by fitsporexiaa

Now I’m going to get a lil Scientific and talk about the chemistry of it but don’t worry I’ll make this easy to understand ^u^. You see in our Bodies we make ATP our bodies main form of energy. 

Originally posted by ieatintheshower

And we get that from Glucose (sugar in our bodies we get from foods broken down). Now in our Body the food we eat gets broken down and stored as Fat, Glucose, Proteins etc. When we do a High energy Aerobic activity like Running our body takes the Glucose we have stored and trades it for about 36 ATPs so we can run further. And While you are running your Body is Using the calories (Which are just units of Heat energy) from mainly the Glucose and some fat since you are using a lot of energy to maintain your speed. To keep it Simple your body looks at what its got for energy and goes

“Okay I got some Fat I can burn for energy, a Bunch of glucose especially since he ate a ton of pasta stored here, and if I really need to But I will TRY at all costs to avoid this I can burn these Proteins and Muscles as a last resort.” That’s only if you are OVERTRAINING like fuck.

Originally posted by narutotoes

Since you’re Running your body is primarily using Glucose and trading it for ATP so you can run longer and longer and fat is there and some is being burned but not as much cause your Heart rate is above the Fat Burning zone so its not the main source of energy. By the way to Find your Max Heart Rate take the number 220 subtract your age and to find your fat burning zone multiply your max heart rate by .55 or .7.

Now this is where LISS (Low Intensity Steady State) comes in. Im friends with a Few Bodybuilders riothiei included who Say this is their primary form of Cardio when getting ready for a show. I used this when I injured my Back last year and couldn’t do HIIT and my god the results were awesome. Also people like Physiques of Greatness, the Hodgetwins, Elliot Hulse etc etc have praised LISS.

Originally posted by kurooneki

Heres the thing about LISS though, Its not going to make you Super Athletic and it takes a while to complete and it can be boring, BUT Its very therapeutic and relaxing. Because LISS is so Low Impact all the calories are coming from Fat instead of the other stuff. So its best to do it in the morning on an empty stomach. 1 hour of LISS in your fat burning Zone can Burn up to 600 calories of fat. Its great for people with Injuries or disabled folks

But if you’re like me and want to challenge yourself HIIT is the way to Go and DragonThorku I remember you asking me about HIIT before so you already know from that post

Now the thing about HIIT is because you are pushing yourself so Hard in a short amount of time, (15-20 mins) Your body actually goes into an Afterburn state where you continue Burning fat after you are done training.

Originally posted by iheartsportsgifs

Lemme give ya scenario Lets say 1 day you do LISS and you burn 600 calories all from Fat, then the next day you do 15 minutes of HIIT and burn 250 calories. Now you may think you did more with the 1st one But the 600 calories burned from LISS ends as soon as you finish that training. When you do HIIT you may burn 250 then but your Body is still burning fat after you finish and you also released some Growth Hormone so you’re gonna look pretty ripped.

But not all people can do HIIT cause its so Intense so LISS is a nice alternative. Also I don’t want you to think I’m bashing running. I LOVE IT it gives me a good scenic route and I love pretending Im in an Anime Opening

Originally posted by snkunicorn



 Sequence while doing it. But that’s probably why you saw more fat loss the first time around.

Hope that Nerdy Jax science lesson helped you out. Good luck to you and Happy Training. 

Originally posted by tsundere-maki