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Quiver: Part Three


Part One // Part Two

                                                  Summary:

You were hired on a new team Tony Stark put together as the Tech support. However, you weren’t expecting to crush on none other than Bucky Barnes.

Notes: 

Angsty, but the SMUT I have planned for this is gonna be SO GOOD. (wrote the outline for it, and honestly its the hottest I’ve done like fuck.) If this gets to 300, or if there is a large demand for it I’ll continue! Hope you enjoy and FEEDBACK! I love it!!! I promise. It helps me as a writer.

Word Count: 2,619

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anonymous asked:

hi! i just want to say thank you for writing one of the most amazing stories i've ever read aka two rotten apples! i freaking love this story so much especially because of the character development. you did such a great job with it, i'm always left in awe at the end of each chapter. best part of all, it's an enemies to lovers au I LOVE IT THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK I LOVE YOU

omg this is so sweet!!!!! wow i love you!!!!!!! ill be honest. im always surprised when i get such high compliments like this because i know theres soooo many other good stories out there n sum of u have chosen me as ur favorite writer or tra as ur favorite story and i just :-( it makes my day n makes me so happy!!!! ULL BE IN AWE AT THE END OF THIS CHAPTER im so sorry u guys its been three months but i promise ill have it up soon!!!!! normally i wouldnt post more previews but since its been a while i think i might post another??? idk LOL

anonymous asked:

I feel like one of the worst feeling as a writer is feeling underappreciated. Because sometimes you work hard on a story and you're actually proud of it, but when you show it to the world it just... gets thrown into the void. That's why I think it's so much easier to be productive and motivated when you have a consistent following. I could ask for prompts every day and get nothing in my inbox. I could write for hours to get maybe three notes on tumblr. Idk it just makes me want to stop trying...

Dude…..I’m gonna let you in on a pretty shitty fact.

That feeling doesn’t go away.

I get, on a slow day, about five asks a day. three will probably be prompts for something. I know that this is a good thing! And maybe this is what you’re working for! But unfortunately those shitty feelings just end up manifesting themselves in different ways.

No prompts/ not a big following = no one cares about my work or this would be getting notes, I’m obviously not good, what’s the point?

a lot of prompts/ big following = I post a new fic and all people do is ask for more without recognising the effort I’m putting in, they don’t appreciate it, what’s the point?

This sort of thing is something that I can’t help you with, because I have the same issue. Always have, probably always will. I’m not sure if you’re the same, but it’s more of a confidence thing than anything.

All I can say is keep trying. 

With things like tumblr and basically any other social media, popularity is very much luck of the draw. A popular blog can spot your work amongst the thousands and reblog it, which may end up getting you a ton of notes and follows. Or they can just pass over it without reading it. I have been very lucky to get where I am in such a short space of time, but it’s also to do with a lot of hard work. I’m very active (because I haven’t got a life lmao) on here and so I can post more and generally interact more. Some people just don’t have the time. 

But honestly dude- I could say that you just need to keep going because you’re doing it for you and not anyone else, but let’s be real, that’s not the case. You write and you post it because you want people to notice, to like it, to praise you. If people didn’t compliment or acknowledge my hard work, would I post it? Definitely not. 

I think a big part of this is about people in the fandom taking everything creators do for granted, though. Honestly, I don’t think consumers of the content people produce are even slightly aware of quite how much an impact their feedback has. They can adore a fic to the depth of their soul, but still not like, reblog or comment on it. I know this for a fact, because that was exactly what I used to do. I’d love a fic…and then I’d just leave. 

It’s so, so bad. And honestly, if everyone who enjoyed a fic just did so much as reblog it with something nice in the tags, they could have the potential to save that fic from being deleted. I’ve been in the situation in which I was about to just say fuck it and delete the work which, due to lack of response, I was convinced was horrible- until I got one comment. One comment, and it saved the fic.

IT’S IMPORTANT.


But yeah. My friend- I really hope you keep going. All content is Good content. Sometimes it just takes time to build up momentum. Sometimes it just takes practise. Sometimes it’s out of your hands, and it’s up to the consumers to fucking show authors and artists that they enjoyed something (!!!!!). But whatever it is; I believe in you. You can make it! And even if your brain is telling you something is bad, honestly, don’t believe it. It’s bullshit- you’re awesome.

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Ok so. If you look at how big those feathers are compared to Syaoran. 

And then just. Imagine what it would be like if the AU Kero was friendly and you could hug it. Oh gosh. I bet it’s warm. 

I’m not gonna lie I’m just super impressed with THOSE SPLITS LIKE DAMN. 

So I’m writing this like, VERY trashy /kinda/ EreRivaMika right now and I was talking to husband about it.
  • Me: I'm not gonna lie, I'm afraid if I post this I will get hunted down...or even worse, no one will read it or like it. I will admit, I have started to care.
  • Husband: No, you have to not care! This isn't about NOTES or FOLLOWERS, this is about SMUT and FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
  • Me: ....dear god what have you become.
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Doodle dump!!

Hey sorry i havent updated this blog in like a month (im a terrible person who cant keep up with social media) i’ll try to post more fanart on here soon (especially when vld S3 is in like three days aah)

But yeah here’s some stuff from my Instagram 

anonymous asked:

are you not doing that comic anymore??

fam what am i EVER doing. its on the backburner, but theres maybe three pages left. 

 ALSO apologies, but im gonna use ur ask as a PSA for just the General Public cause ive been getting more “hey are you working on xyz thing” queries lately in general. 

You can assume that i am still working on a thing unless i state that i’m not working on it anymore, and in that case, i’ll release all the notes for the thing so that everyone gets some Goshdarn Closure, because i like it when authors do that. 

things are sorta on a delay in general these days because i have an actual human life to live and school to go to and other things in my life that take precedence to working on fanstuff, so balancing all of that + my wips means that stuff is going to be slow. i love doing fanfic/art/talking to people but also. its like. actual work.

also! just to reiterate because i’ve felt bad about this for the past couple of weeks, this also means that even if i look like im dicking around tumblr and reblogging stuff it might mean that if you send me a message/ask it can be a while before i have like. the energy to answer in a cool and good way, and yall ask me shit i want to give good replies to! 

sorry to sound short, loves, but @ everyone, im like. one dude. i go to a really high pressure school. im freaking out about jobs and the future constantly. stuff takes time, y’know? 

MEET & GREET! Submit your meet-and-greet stories to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. They are posted throughout the week.

So I met Alex Gaskarth on 10/11/14 and it was probably the best day of my life! Alex has been such an inspiration to me and the only reason I started guitar was to make covers of All Time Low songs. All Time Low has been with me all through highschool and being a senior this year all I wanted to do was meet them before I went to college where it probably would’ve been harder living away from home. I was planning on going to the meet and greet until I realized it was the same day as the SATs which devastated me, especially because my brother was going to meet my idol before I did. So the night before, I wrote a note telling Alex how much he inspired me and attached it to a phone case I made him and went to bed. I was awaken by my mom at 5:30 and she was like “get up you’re going to meet Alex” and I was like no way like what about my SAT and she was like you’ve gotten the same score three times its not gonna get better, plus I don’t wanna be the blame everytime someone brings it up. So I happily jumped out of bed, called my friend, and got ready to stand in line. I waited outside in the pouring rain and went to get dunks and left my friends in line. When I came back into line some psycho mom came up to me and was like You need to go to the back you cut! I was like wtf no I’ve been here since 6! She called security on me and I didn’t know what to do because If I went to the back i wouldn’t make it. Luckily security came up and was like don’t worry about it shes crazy lol So I waited in lines for a solid 8 hours but it was worth it because the moment I got my wristband I nearly cried because I was one of the 300! When I met Alex I was shaking so bad and red and I was struggling to form sentences. I felt bad because I didn’t wanna seem like a crazy fan girl but I was kinda starstruck. but I told him I flew from Boston to California for A Love Like Tour and he was like wow that’s amazing and he said he loved me and it was everything I could’ve imagined. He signed my poster I bought in Cali and he hugged me for the picture which was everything. I almost started crying when I got out of zumiez but tried to cover it up cuz I felt so stupid but I was so happy because that was one of my life goals that I finally accomplished.

FOUR Analysis: Track 12 - Clouds

Yo, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to come to grips with this track.  I literally gave a presentation on this months ago to a teenage group of classically trained singers who were learning structural analysis; basically this is just a loose transcription of that presentation, with some elaboration here and there.  I really have no excuses.  Mea maxima culpa.  (But here is the part where I note that Louis sounds like a minor deity throughout, because there’s not really anywhere else to put it but it has to be said.)

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Clouds is written in a form that I have labeled* pop-strophic.  Strophic, in classical terms, basically just means that you repeat the same music through different text.  Older church hymns are generally good examples of strophic music.  Pop-strophic means it’s not strictly strophic because it has things like bridges and interludes, but it does tend to return to the same material in a regular pattern**.  

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*Pop-strophic is a nonstandard term which I made up.  I’m sure there’s a term for it in pop scholarship, but I have no formal education in that area.

**I mention this now not because Clouds is unique in this at all, but because, in comparison with, say, a pure strophic German art song or a through-composed 20th century composition or a Baroque da capo aria, pop-strophic is a distinctive form that is generally adhered to by contemporary popular music, and it’s good to identify it as A Thing rather than just assume that’s how songs are written by default.

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As a whole, this track’s defining characteristics, which set it apart from the rest of the album, are that it is kind of weird and kind of evocative, and the weirdness and evocativeness are linked.  Tonally, it’s not what we’re used to from One Direction, and that makes it stand out, for good or for ill.  It’s quite well structured and, assuming all is deliberate, is well developed, though the motifs are simple.  

For starters, I want to compare the verse with the chorus, and we can do that with reference to a few different compositional elements.  

Melody

  • melody in the verse hops around quite a lot, whereas the chorus melody is much more smoothly connected - disjunct vs. scalar
  • get this, though: both melodies are based around the same three-note motif – starting on one pitch, then stepping up, then back down. (THIS IS SO ANNOYING TO TRY TO DESCRIBE WHY CAN’T I JUST SKETCH OUT NOTATION FOR YOU ARGH) okay it’s like if you go so-la-so, or mi-fa-mi, get it?  Like in “you’re gonna wish you’d never left me” and “here we go again”.
  • this three-note motif pops up all over like little leaf buds on a tree in spring until it finally unfurls into its final form (develops, if you want to get technical) and we get the pentatonic expansion, i.e. “never coming back down / looking down on the clouds”
  • ALSO both verse and chorus are basically sequences (same or similar melody shape repeated at a higher or lower pitch class).  Verse is pretty rough but you can make a case for “the things that I see / the air that I breathe / you’d never left me” being practically a sequence, and then in the chorus it’s near-pristine repetition of the first phrase in the second and third, just shifting down.

Harmony

  • in the verse it’s all about the relationship between the bass and melody (which is also your absolute fundamental relationship to take into account when you’re writing chorales and shit, this stuff is foundational) - largely because that’s about all there is.  It’s great thematically, though, because the bass-melody relationship mirrors the former relationship of the singer and his ex - it’s full of dissonance, tension and instability
  • the chorus, on the other hand, cushions its weirdness with a thicker instrumental and vocal texture - there are still some slightly unusual progressions, especially that initial shift to the major 9th chord, but it’s not starkly left out there like in the verse. (also, I have been waiting to link this post from ivy persimmonlions, though as you can probably tell by now I kind of disagree with the assertion at the end that the verse and chorus sound like they’re from different songs)

Rhythm

  • the verse has this driving 8th-note pulse that feels like it’s just trying to get away
  • but then you get to the chorus and hit a half-tempo quarter note feel and everything opens out into endless possibilities

Here also is some other noteworthy stuff that’s not directly related to the verse-vs.-chorus comparison:

Interludes

  • so if you hadn’t noticed, the guitar riff that sounds like Abbey Road-era Beatles is the same melody as “never coming back down”
  • and a cool thing there is that the backing vocals get a simplified version of that riff: instead of so-la-doh-re-mi / so, it’s just sustained so–la–doh–mi (if this is confusing just listen, you’ll hear that they sketch out the same rough shape)
  • also the vocals evoke kind of an angelic chorus which reinforces the lyric imagery of clouds and ascension

Bridge

  • phrase length supports text: “and we go and we go and we go and we don’t stop” is one of a pair of the longest unbroken phrases in the whole song, and it’s fitting because it goes and goes and goes and doesn’t stop, and I know this is really obvious but just let me have this, okay, I think it’s neat

Meter

  • so you’ve figured out that there’s something hinky going on at the end of the chorus but you’re not sure what?  LET ME EXPLAIN
  • this whole song is in common time, that is, four beats to a bar.  Except that at the end of the chorus, in “looking down on the clouds”, they’ve slipped in a bar with only three beats.  WHY IS THIS, you ask?
  • okay, see, the whole idea of this song is basically elation at shaking off a relationship that was dragging this guy down - the relief has made the singer giddy, essentially, and when you’re that excited you sometimes describe it by saying your heart skips a beat
  • we have literally skipped a beat.  in the music.  the music skipped a beat.
  • think about that.  think about how fucking cute that is.

And that’s about all I’ve got.  If this was more minutely technical than usual, well, blame it on the parameters of the talk for which this was prepared.  (Can you believe I only had ten minutes to present?  I did mention I’d be elaborating a bit here…)