The reason why I chose Nothing’s Over is mainly because of how imperfectly perfect it is. I’ll elaborate.
Everyone knows the basic storyline: There’s a guy jamming out to his favorite song when suddenly, someone out of view throws a ring at him, which hits his head and manages to fall onto the spinning record. Cue the sadness that overwhelms our poor main character. He’s moping around, because this was probably the person of his dreams! You saw how happy he was, you saw his excited smile, the way he was bopping along to the music as if everything was right in the world…. until his dreams were crushed. As the music video goes on, there’s always some other person with our main character, trying to comfort him.
I had such a blast because of you guys, and actually got something almost done because you helped me concentrate, chatting and all~♥ The conversations we had were really great, and you all made drawing in front of people not nearly as terrifying as I was scared it was going to be—totally worth learning how to make an art stream on Twitch an hour before the time I’d allotted to have it happen XD Look forward to the next stream next Saturday, barring anything coming up that I’ll have to take care of instead (but nothing happens during my weekends so I honestly don’t see it happening), that I’ll plan to have happen no later than 3pm my time (2pm PST) so that those who missed out this time due to my later timing won’t have to miss out~! Thank you again~!!!
just for fun, how do you think a leo would dress like? how would leo characteristics manifest in their choice of clothes? also if all the signs were going to a formal event, how would they dress like?
Hey! Sorry for the late reply. x Also, I’d like to apologize up front for the lack of diversity in these pictures! Google is…vast…and non-white, non-thin models are given few opportunities. Perfect storm for a sea of look-alikes. :\
You’ll want to look to Sun (ego - it colors everything), Venus (art + beauty + creativity + sociability), and Rising (how we approach things/our first impression) for this one.
Hmmm. Leo is decadent, dramatic, bold…I see worldly turquoises and teals, bright orange, beautiful patterns…heavy gold jewelry, heavy makeup, something brilliant done with the thick hair, impressive shoes. This look demonstrates their innate flair for getting noticed, desire to be noticed, desire to be praised, as well as their natural love of beauty.
Aries is also bold…fierce and sexy and athletic, as well. I see Aries in fightin’ clothes…sure, she might show up in a tight black gown, but it’s undoubtedly going to have spikes on it somewhere, or her heels will. Aries tend to go for updos…though they may find long, loose hair to be attractive, it gets in the way. Big, bold earrings are likely…as is heavy, usually dark makeup. She wants to feel tough and independent and different all while still garnering tons of positive buzz and attention.
In my experience, Taureans wear clothes that reflect their physical environment. Isn’t that so fascinating? A Taurus living in a moderate 4-seasons kind of place wears light greens in spring, happy blues in summer, browns and ivories in autumn, and dark greens or even purples in winter. A Taurus from a desert environment will stick to starchy greys and browns. Taureans often go for embroidered details over full patterns…this will reflect where they live, as well…moderate Taurus may wear a lily or daisy on their shirt, whereas desert Taurus will have a cow skull adorning his top. Taurus is always ready for a hike, it seems. At a formal event, they would prioritize comfort…something long, fitted but not tight, and gently-colored would be a winner in their book…jewelry will be simple but very elegant…nails and hair will be in good condition…their best accessory will be a very sensual aura…it gives them the appearance of gliding across the room as they walk.
Gemini likes it light and bright…airy, floaty fabrics…nothing that clings or restricts movement…in soothing baby pinks and baby blues and light yellows…of course, this is just one day…the next day, Gemini will show up in a gown that puts even Leo to shame, or in a shocking all-black getup that has Aquarius wondering how to be so creative…generally, though, Gemini likes spring/summer clothes…soft, almost childish (like, they’ll take a stylized stretchy waistband over a button/zipper happily), happy either because of a sweet color palette or a fun pattern. They can look a little kooky from time to time. This look demonstrates their lighthearted, easy, novelty-loving approach to life…they’re the type to buy a shirt just because it makes them laugh. Bracelets and rings are big winners with these guys.
Cancer wants something soft, oversized, heavy, and subtly-colored. Expect oatmeal colors, dark blue or black garments, lots of knits and cardigans and layers in general…they’re so sensitive and so full of feeling and turmoil, so accessories usually tend to attempt to reflect that inner pain…I see a lot of Cancer people in sort of edgy jewelry, or with haircuts that any MCR-loving teen would be proud to sport, no matter how grown up or otherwise highly stylish they may be. A Cancer may shock you by showing up in bright July red, however…don’t expect them to be soft babies all the times…these are hostesses, and with their mood changes come style and preference changes. Their clothes can flow…they’d prefer clothes that fell and draped, rather than…clung and pulled.
Virgo is the best-dressed of the zodiac, without a doubt. No eye is sharper, no fingers more nimble…they were built to be fashion critics and authorities, and are often sporting that lanky Mercury frame that most companies design outfits for/around. They’re highly skilled at pulling together different pieces of the puzzle, and their love of fixing and improving will see them wearing a lot of vintage items (literally every Virgo I know has a special Thing for previously-worn clothes)…expect pieces from all over the world, every time period, all blended together into one stylish, simple, fresh, neat cohesive look. The hair will be in place, but not stiffly so, for they know how that makes them appear to others. Expect jewelry around the hands…lots of rings…maybe some pins, too, to further individualize their look. There will be a bag and a hat, too…they won’t miss any steps.
Libra is up there with Virgo…she has an innate sense of beauty that can easily be intellectualized and applied to the world around her rather than just sat in and experienced, and she’s highly socially adept - she knows what people want to see. Libra can, unsurprisingly, adopt the style of any of the signs…depends on what the situation and her own creative urges call for…she tends to go for a sophisticated look over a cute or sexy one, but it really depends on her mood. Makeup will be done very well, and the hair and accessories will ultimately stand out more than the clothes. She probably plans her outfits around possible conversation pieces…”this jacket will protect me from the wind chill outside, but will it be able to break figurative ice at the gala later?”
Scorpio has two goals…stay hidden, but make sure you’ll look super hot and cool if you DO get found. One blatant goal, one subtle one. Staying hidden can translate either to wearing something unremarkable that will allow them to blend with the wall when they get sick of telling wicked stories, or wearing something very bright and loud that they can hide their true personality behind. Generally, Scorpio likes dark, timeless pieces…they prefer to accessorize with their aura and gazes and constant glass of wine…the hair will be a bit wild, either in a messy updo or down loose and somewhat messed up/out of place…or, if they’re in the mood for hiding, it will be carefully slicked and/or coiffed. Makeup will be dark and jewelry will be rich and dangerous. Scorpio evokes the image of deep ruby lipstick stains on napkins. It’s not that she’s incompetent and can’t keep her makeup in place, she snarls…it’s all part of the allure. A calling card she leaves behind.
Sagittarius is a fun fashionista, no matter the occasion…that’s not to say that they can’t dress appropriately…it’s just that they’ll never just leave it at that. There will always be a bright, odd detail to complement the philosophical fire that burns in their eyes and makes them stand out so firmly from everyone else. They’re not so concerned with outfits…they can get dressed quickly and casually and look amazing while you’re there three hours later still nitpicking your eyeliner and that tiny bump in your updo that you can’t smooth down. And then they’ll offer to help and tell you you look great anyway so you can’t even hate them. These are very charismatic people…their luck seems to follow them everywhere, even into the dressing room.
Capricorn is a great dresser, but they can be rather tame, as they rarely stray from timeless, classic, tried-and-true looks. Masculine dressers will have sharp suits, a thumb ring, nice hair, a charismatic laugh (or their best imitation of one)…feminine dressers will sport black gowns in long-accepted cuts and something diamond that tells the other partygoers of her status in society. Colors will typically be dark and muted, jewelry very well may be inherited/an heirloom.
Aquarius will generally choose something dark and typical and then jazz it up with a piece or detail that adds some individualistic flair…they like electric colors…purple, blue, black, some silver maybe…when I think of Aquarius accessories, I see blue sapphire set in a silver band, or a gemstone-studded tie clip…something that connects them to spirit and earth all in one go over some twisty, plain gold band. They don’t really like to stand out, but they do like to put their personality inside everything they do, so look for the wallflower with the violet shoe lace tips when you’re at an event if you need them.
Pisces likes dark blues, blacks, dark purples, heavy glitter, heady perfumes, anything otherworldly, anything that conjures images of the Veil up in onlookers’ minds’ eyes…clothes will need to be flowing, loose, and accessories will be similarly long and light and unusual…expect heavy eye makeup and hair that seems to obscure their features somewhat…Pisces at a party, moving between dozens of energies, seems to almost be faceless…you certainly see a face when you’re talking to them, but your memory shows them blurred…this is likely the result of dark eyeshadow and heavy bangs and earrings that dangle halfway down their neck, guiding the eye to a plunging royal blue neckline.
all my past selves are extremely embarrassing and i love to make fun of them because they really suck. like every year i just get more embarrassing.. ha ha a few minutes ago i made that really embarrassing post making fun of my embarrassing self from 2 years ago… so embarrassing. also i just finished picking my nose
((So, I drew what Dakota looks like… Kinda… I didn’t want to just draw him normally. So, I decided to draw him being a show off with his abilities instead.))
((Also if anyone wants to dare Dakota to turn into an animal or a mythical creature or something. Feel free, It’ll probably be sketch though. I’m kinda tempted to make Dakota shapeshift into look a likes of other characters, and just make him make fun of them.But I don’t know, I’m always indecisive.))
-Where do you publish your work? Here-ish and on AO3. “Usually” makes it sound like I have more than two things posted ANYWHERE.
-What medium/application/etc.? Mostly google docs. It makes it easy if I have time to write while I’m at work. Misadventures I wrote mostly in Scrivener and edited in Word, since the thing was SO LONG, but for shorter things, Docs works fine.
-Do you collaborate with others? I bounce idea off ferocious constantly, and random posts will send me into a rabbit warren of plot bunnies but I’ve never written with anyone else. I think it would be fun though!
-How much editing do you do before you publish? OH GOD WAY TOO MUCH. And yet, I’m new to this whole writing thing, so that’s probably a good thing. I have a tendency to edit as I’m going, which I know people say you shouldn’t do, and I get that…and do it anyway.
-Do you listen to music? Not usually. It’s hard for me to focus on more than one thing at a time and music tends to take up too much attention. If I’m writing in public, I like finding an hour of brown noise on spotify and playing that.
-How do you decide what to write about? Thus far, random posts that I start thinking about and can’t stop. Like @everydayechos‘ short post about Clint and Eliot knowing each other at SHIELD. I was an english major and I loved writing analysis, so once I have an impetus I start looking at characters in that light and if I find enough similarities I’m off to the races. I love writing the leverage characters because they fulfill and defy tropes, which makes them fun to stick in different situations. Ferocious then gets inundated with messages about how i’d stick them in Firefly, or Mad Max. Maybe one day i’ll write those. Also continue with Kate in Portland. And finally post the other two parts of pretzels. I tend to get distracted.
-When do you write? When the mood strikes. If it’s slow at work, and the other librarian isn’t feeling talkative or has a class to teach that’s always good. Or in the mornings and evenings.
-How often do you write? This last month not nearly as much as I should. Reality did not make for great motivation. Usually at least every few days I’ll do a chunk.
-Do you take requests? Sure… I’ve never formally asked for them, but I love having structure and guidelines to write within.
-Is there a genre or type of story you want to write but are hesitant to? I’m never likely to try smut, but Pretzels is a stab towards intimacy, at least, which is interesting to write. It’s not a genre, but I keep trying to write in present tense and failing utterly. I’d like to figure out the mechanics one of these days.
-Any inspirational quotes, videos, tricks, articles, etc that help you stay motivated? In general, not much. Rereading/rewatching, reading meta, etc are good for getting voices down, and once a voice is in my head i like to get it written. But i’m not really one for motivational quotes.
-Go to page 7 of your WIP, skip to the 7th line, and share 7 sentences: SS fic that’s gotten much too long and needs a ton of editing, but hey I get to write Peggy in Portland!
“Okay. So. Your name isn’t Alice. You aren’t a bookkeeper or a spy, neither is Hardison, but Eliot is a chef?” Who offers to dismember people. I mean. I could probably figure out how to dismember someone. It wouldn’t be that different than butchering a pig… Her rational brain was considering this far too, well, rationally. “So what are you? Both of you? And why did you move to Portland and buy Eliot a restaurant?”
“He must like you.” Parker-Not-Alice observed. “He told you all that and he let you run his kitchen. He won’t let me run the kitchen.”
“Mama, that’s ‘cause Eliot’s a confoundingly sensible person who knows your proclivities around sharp things and fire.”
Parker giggled. It was not the type of noise a sensible person made, but Hardison just grinned fondly.