My new meds make my skin throw a fit. It’s not terribly bad, just a few things here and there, but it’s bumming me out because I’ve never really had too many run-ins with acne.
My four-year-old sister, however, is under the impression that it’s just “3D freckles”, and that they look very, very pretty. She wants all of my freckles to “pop out”, especially the ones across my nose; they’re her favourite.
And it puts me in this weird position where I can’t say, “No, this is acne, and it’s bad,” because I don’t want to teach her that it’s a bad to have unclear skin, you know? I tried to tell her that my skin was sick because of the new medicine, but she was having none of it. She didn’t think they were any different than all of my literal, actual freckles, despite my efforts to delicately tell her otherwise.
Kids are weird.
The more I think about interactions I have with children, the more I realise that children will consistently compliment “flaws” until they’ve been taught not to.
Like, a kid at the library, whose sister has vitiligo, saw my scars once and suggested that his sister and I should be cats for Halloween, since I have “tabby skin” and she has “calico skin”. “I can be a black cat,” he immediately added. “It’s not AS cool, but they’re the spookiest.”
When I started losing weight, my little brother immediately demanded that I gain it back, because I wasn’t as comfortable to cuddle with anymore.
And my other little sister always wants to wear her paint-stained clothes to school so that “everyone can tell [she’s] an artist”.
I don’t know. I guess talking to little kids just reminds me that all of this superficial shit we worry about really is 100% made up.
Sometimes your artistic improvement is not only what your hands can do but also what your eye and mind can understand.
Few years ago I was looking at some works of my favourite artists and couldnt even comprehend how they are made. Colors, lightning, workflow - everything seemed so advance my mind was shutting off, just admiring the view but not understanding it.
Now - even if I’m not able to reach their skill or it would take me days - I can analyze and deconstruct all those “impossible” works. I can understand how they use light or color to achieve certain effects and file it for later use.
Remember that your eyes and brain develop as well as your hand, sometimes at different speed. Looking and thinking about art has the same value as actually doing it. Have an artblock? Take some time to browse through your favourite works and instead of thinking how much you can’t do the same, try to understand how it’s done!
Top 10 Destiel things that are far too obvious and beautiful.
10. ‘’ He is love…*looks at smudged writing in hand* with humanity.
Too much heart was always Castiel’s problems, and both Heaven and Hell know it. We have seen angels and demons joking about the true nature of their relationship. Cas has a weak spot, they know it and they have used it at every ocassion.
He likes you.
9.’’Free to be you and me’’ or the ability this two have to cheer up the other despite how bad things get.
That episode is one of my favourites because Dean and Cas hunting together makes my heart sing.
And of course the little ‘personal space’ problem.
Dean, where are you even looking at?
8. Forgiveness at its best.
9X10 has a couple of amazing Destiel moments ( Cas losing control with Gadreel and Dean, a simple human, stopping him with just a touch and a few calming words) but I want to talk about something pretty important for me when it comes to Destiel: Forgiveness (I have talked about it here). Even if Dean failed Castiel in one of his worse moments the angel is able to forgive the hunter, to see the good reasons behind his actions.
7. Heaven Can’t Wait.
This episode is gold, that’s it.
Castiel is angry, is hurt, but at the end he doesn’t want Dean to leave and Dean doesn’t want to go.
Even with their ‘’ lovers’ fight’’ their chemistry is so obvious it hurts.
And I’m not going to talk about the famous fanfiction gap.
6. Cas and Dean + death.
I don’t really think I have to explain this:
5. The crypt scene or how Dean Winchester broke heaven’s control.
Maybe Dean asks but they both know, we all know. Hearing again the words ‘I need you’ from Dean, knowing the hunter is in danger is enough to make Castiel break free from Naomi’s grip.
Do you really need to ask?
4. Castiel is Dean’s Colette.
I have said it 100 times, but here we are again. Because it’s the best parallel I have seen this far.
Collete knew who Cain was, but she loved him anyway. Colette only wanted Cain to see the good inside him, even if he was a walking nightmare.
He only wanted Dean to stop.
3. What happens in Purgatory, stays in Purgatory.
‘’ Brother I can get you out of here, in any moment’’
‘’Yeah but first let me look for my angel during a whole year in land of monsters that want to bite my sweet ass.
Now seriously, Dean didn’t care about what could happen to him he just wanted to look for Cas. They are so loyal, going to the end of the world if that means they could save each other.
Nice peach fuzz.
2. First Blood.
By far one of my favourites season 12 episodes. Dean calling and calling Cas, don’t even thinking about calling anyone else. Dean not wanting Cas to know about Billie, maybe because he wanted to see Cas again but not angry or pained, just a moment of peace before midnight.
The backseat scene… *whispers* they were holding hands.
And of course Cas’ speech and Dean’s face at the end of it.
And before we reach number one an honorable mention:
Bro you give me a boner and all this unresolved sexual tension:
Sometimes, and this two are fucking professionals in this issue, looks can tell us more than words. One day we will understand what’s the point of all those amazing staring contest.
All of us were happy to see that Cas was alive and back from Purgatory, but we can agree that the happiest one here was Dean.
And now the moment we were all waiting for:
1. ‘I could go with you’.
Or how Cas was ready to die if that meant Dean didn’t do it alone. I don’t think words can explain how heartbreaking it was for me to see how Castiel’s life seemed to have reached and end if he couldn’t save Dean, or how he couldn’t continue without Dean. (I have talke about it here)
you know, that profile kind of makes it sound like schizophrenia leads to serial killing. you know, my mom has schizophrenia. there are many different types. catatonic, disorganized… just because someone suffers from an inability to organize their thoughts, or they can’t bathe or dress themselves, it doesn’t mean they’d stab someone in the chest thirty times postmortem.
four years ago, i was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. and i had to do the hardest thing that i’ve ever had to do, which was just to.. wait. don’t get me wrong, i flirted with her. pam, i can now admit in front of friends and family, that i do know how to make a photocopy. didn’t need your help that many times. and, uh, do you remember how long it took you to teach me how to drive stick? i’ve been driving stick since high school, so… for a really long time that’s all i had. little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. and, a lot of people told me i was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl i work with but i think, even then i knew that… i was waiting for my wife.
these are a few of my favourite things:[1/15 female characters] Riley Matthews (Girl Meets World) You know there’s going to be boys at these parties. But not just any boys, no, opposite sex boys. They’re the best kind.
Thought I’d show my shiny, ghost baby some love! I have one on my competitive team, but it’s just not a Pokemon I draw often, which is crazy. It combines two of my favourite things, ghost Pokemon and technology!
Anyways, I actually finished this guy up while waiting in line for my Switch at midnight. Since then my life has been consumed by Breath of the Wild. ^^” Anyone else playing the newest Zelda Game?
I did manage to get a few work in progress shots so I’ll be posting up step by step what I did to make this little guy, so stay tuned!
Now that I’ve seen the Burcon panel video, my favourite part was Jared telling the crowd that he was expecting a little girl.
First, the crowd giving him such a warm round of applause and how genuinely proud he looked.
Second, Jensen’s reaction to the whole thing made me laugh. He points and laughs at Jared. Who fake cries.
This is just so hilarious to me. Jensen is getting him back for all those times at cons over the last few months where any time someone congratulated Jensen on the twins, Jared would do the same- point and laugh at Jensen. “Hahaha on the twins” (Torcon)
WHEN HE LITERALLY KNEW THE ENTIRE TIME THAT GEN WAS PREGNANT. AND JENSEN DID TOO. It was like they had this little private joke that they got to keep for months and Jensen got to get him back on stage. Such a good moment.
One of my favourite panels of the early manga – this is only
time Atem himself gives information about Ancient Egypt. It’s from Chapter Two,
so it could’ve been an oversight (we don’t find out he’s an amnesiac spirit for
ages), but I like to think he canonically
Naturally, it’s about gaming. Atem speaks about quite a few
gaming factoids throughout the series (often explaining things to other
characters, and therefore the reader), but this is the only one that alludes to
his origins rather than just his role as the game king. He even uses “we”,
rather than “they” in regards to who used Astragali.
I just quite like how Atem forgets literally everything
about Ancient Egypt – the country, his friends and family, who he was, his name… but he can remember ancient animal
in my time working for the state government, my job sent me to 46 cities in 11 years. i lived in villages with eight people, rural farming communities, college towns. i was sent to every corner of indiana. and then i came here. and i realized that this whole time, i was just wandering around, everywhere, just looking for you.
Okay, so this one is MASSIVELY late but I blame my
pneumonia for the delay and totally not the fact that I was so busy reading
stuff that I have only just finalized January’s list!!! So here are a few things that I have been
reading this January and I think you might like them too. I have been sucked into a few new fandoms
thanks to @bkwrm523 , @thorne93 and @sdavid09 and so
the last section has kinda grown more diverse. If you
read or write something and you think it should be on my list then please tag
me or send me a link or print it out and send it by raven. Well, without anymore of me rambling, here’s
my favourite fics in January 2017.
Cuddled Love – @sdavid09 I want to cuddle with
Dean after this fic! If you are having a
bad day then just go read this and it will make everything better *well maybe
not, but you will feel happier after reading it*
Whats-His-Name– @l8nitl0vr I think this is one of my favourite Lucifer
fics. For me I think the
characterization is spot on and I could totally picture him being like this,
plus I would probably do what the reader did too.
Little Too Late - @lucifersagents This
series has had me hooked all the way through.
There are so many things that keep you guessing and it is so well
written I’m kinda sad that it’s finished.
of Letters - @like-a-bag-of-potatoes I
love this series, everytime I see theres a new part it brings a smile to my
face. One of my all-time favourite
writers and all round lovely person. If
you aren’t already following her I highly recommend you do.
Matchmaker– @callamint Bucky and Natasha playing matchmaker is my new favourite thing and this series is brilliant.
Icarus – @serzhantjamesbuchananbarnes Jeeeeeezzzzz, this one hurt my heart. Poor Tony doing pretty much what Tony does
and you want to punch him and shout at him and then give him a huge hug and
wrap him in bubblewrap, or maybe that’s just me. Beautifully written and well worth a read.
- @thorne93 This series is the perfect blend of fluff and angst. A reader with amnesia, Steve picking her up in the park, the introduction of Bucky… Go read this right now and then you too can know the delicious torture of waiting for the next part.
Stark - @redlipstickandplaid Every
imagined what it would be like to be Tony Starks daughter? Imagine no longer, this fic is super cute and
the relationship between the reader and Tony is exactly how I would picture it. Loving this series.
with Them - @redgillan I love Friends, I
love Marvel, I love this series. The
relationships between all the characters is so on point and fluffy!
Regrets – @mar-gega A lovely little
series where Bucky is definitely awkward and clueless and it is gorgeous.
Lonely Tree– @sarahwroteathing This is
one of my favourite series of all time ever and I am super sad that it’s over
but the ending is just perfect. I fell
in love with Steve all over again with this fic and I hope you will too.
Schkeuditz – @aubzylynn Being stuck in a car with Steve, Sam and Bucky
as you drive across the country!! Set in CACW this is what ‘may’ have happened
as they drove to Leipzig airport on their mission to clear Bucky’s name. I like to think that this is how that journey
Your Convenience – @brighterlights Oh.
My. Goodness!!!! Steve or Bucky? Bucky or Steve? This amazing series had me going from one to
the other, back and forth. It is such a
good read and I think you should go binge read the entire thing now.
Leave – @imamotherfuckingstar-lord This
series officially killed me. I am now
dead. How are you supposed to live your
life after you get involved with McCoy AND Kirk? I will never be able to write smut as well as
this genius but as long as I can read her work I think I’m okay with that.
Fandoms and Fics:
Number – @totally-turtle-imagines I thought this little fic was so sweetand I’m
kinda hoping that there may be more parts.
I’m beginning to suspect I might be team Donatello when it comes to this
Flirt – @plumfondler I’m not usually a massive
Lance Tucker fan but this fic just seemed perfect for him. I don’t think I could just be friends with
– @just-a-little-crazy So a little foray
into the Gotham fandom here and a little fluff with Victor Zsasz. Even ruthless hitmen deserve muffins.
the Playing Field - @sdavid09 So I have
totally fallen in love with Fili after falling back into the Hobbit
fandom. The relationship between Kili
and Fili is so well written and I really enjoyed reading this, it brought a
goofy smile to my face.