look-at-yourself

rory  asked:

hi fran!! you're someone whose blog is based off of making comics i'm curious on how you get into the swing of things? when i draw comics they end up looking too stiff do you have any tips on ways to loosen up or even stop being hard on yourself if they are looking stiff? thanks!!

Try throwing yourself off balance a bit, draw a way you’ve never drawn before. For instance, try drawing the whole thing upside-down. Of, if you’re used to pencil, try drawing in ink. I have the habit of putting in too many details, so I draw everything very small. My panels are about 1.5 inches square. That way, it’s impossible for me to add a ton of little fiddly details.

anonymous asked:

Ahh, I don't want to be rude? But I hear a lot of bad things about Warriors Redux and I don't want to read or get into something that has so much hate. So are you riddled with hate/do you give off bad vibes? Do you answer ask rudely? Do you listen to other people's viewpoints? Are you self-righteous? I don't think any of this about you, but people have told me/or I heard that a lot of stuff like this happens on this blog? So I just, I just had to ask.. I hope I don't sound rude!

That would explain why I occasionally lose dollops of followers… 

Well, for my part, I try to be polite and honest on this here blog. I’ve never insulted anyone except in jest, I avoid speaking about political topics, and I welcome all manner of critique (as that is the only way one improves). You could take a look through every post I’ve ever made and see for yourself that I’ve never instigated a fight or acted like a pious jackass (except, again, in jest). 

What I think makes people a little sour is that I don’t like talking about romances, sexuality and gender topics in the context of the Redux, because those things don’t actually matter within the universe I’ve constructed. Or… reconstructed, I guess. People place a lot of importance on those things, so I’ve had to be stern every once in a while and remind askers that none of it comes up in the story except in parts where I couldn’t get rid of it (which is pretty much solely the Greystripe x Silverstream thing). Some people take offence to that, I guess, and like to make assumptions on my personal beliefs, which, to repeat, I avoid discussing. 

I’m very curious about who’s been talkin’ smack. I can think of at least one person that would, but there must be some others if this is a common thing. At any rate, I encourage you to do some research for yourself - by which I mean, read the blog for a few pages - to formulate your opinion with actual information rather than hearsay. This site really wants you to just go on someone’s incredibly biased opinion over actual evidence and context. Don’t fall into that trap of “righteous indignation” Tumblr’s so fond of. 

anonymous asked:

As a nonbinary, semi-genderfluid person, I'm inspired by how well you can portray different genders. Any tips?

((OOC: Why thank you, lovely! For starters, shoulder and eyebrow placement are BIG ONES. Men, especially if they’re muscular, usually have larger shoulders so I usually lift my shoulder when playing boys. On the other hand, skinny hands can be associated with women and I’m lucky enough to have dainty ass hands. So I leave my hands unclenched and show them more when playing girls. But I also think that if you don’t have these specific physicalities, it’s fine! Look at yourself in the mirror, record yourself trying to act masculine. Think like the character you want to play. Mimic others you think move like a character. It’s really just practice, practice, practice. Hope this helped!))

I love you all. I’m sorry.

I can’t do this anymore. I’ve dealt with depression since I was only eight years old and I thought it could possibly get better but it didn’t. It only gets worse and worse and today was my breaking point. I realized I have no friends, and no one has any interest in being friends with me (believe me, I’ve tried.) Life at home isn’t easy, either. I get verbally/emotionally/mentally, what we you wanna call it, abused. I’m a very quiet person and I have extremely bad anxiety so it took everything in me today to ask one of my teachers where something in the classroom was, and she treated me like I was stupid, saying “go look for it yourself, it’s not that hard.” I eat alone at lunch, while people walk by and look at me like I’m some freak. I honestly and truly have no purpose in my life, or anyone else’s for that matter. So I want to say thank you to any of you who have tried to help me recently, I do appreciate it, but ultimately this is my decision and honestly I don’t think anyone would care for more than a few days. The world will go on without me.

But if any of you deal with a mental illness, I am begging you to get help before it’s too late. I care about each and every one of you and I don’t want you to end up like me.

Goodbye.

anonymous asked:

Are you eating and drinking enough? Make sure to look after yourself hon, we all love and support you and hope you're having a great week

omg, you’re the sweetest, I’m literally wheezing c: it’s been three (two?) busy weeks, one of them was pretty exhausting, more in emotional sense, but, still, other two weeks were busy, but really fun.Tbh, I haven’t felt so happy, if I can call it that, and on ease in about two years, so I’m finally starting to feel the progress. I also re-discovered my childhood passion - signing.
so, it’s really been a great week! i’m definetly drinking and eating enough, so don’t worry about that, but that is such a sweet message, anon! hope, your week is great too and take care of yourself, don’t tire yourself out c:

my internal dialogue just now

me: i need a haircut, i could literally go right now. why dont i?

Depressed me: idk… i’ll just go tomorrow…

Libra Sun+Venus: The Sun enters Libra today and you could celebrate by making yourself look nice and posting selfies

me: Wow thats so true

Depressed me: wow U right lets get a haircut

anonymous asked:

This isn't supposed to sound rude, I'm sorry if it does, but do you try to seem 'cool' here? It's just that the way you speak to people and the whole aura lol seem like you are trying really hard to make yourself look cool and unbothered and tumblr famous. Are you just like that or do you do it on purpose?

oh I’m sorry you feel that way? that’s really just how i am tbh, im just playful and goofy and its not at all my intention to seem rude. again, im really sorry that i give off that vibe, i try to make everyone feel welcomed but apparently thats not working very well? + idk how to make myself look cool bc im not very cool + when you say ‘the way you speak to people’, do you mean my friends? because i really try to be nice to everyone and i’m really goofy with my friends + by unbothered, do you mean like, not care? bc idk i try to only spread positive vibes here and I don’t really like to tolerate negative things, so i kinda just like to brush it off??

anonymous asked:

Top 5 tips and ways to boost body confidence?

1. Follow people on social media who promote body confidence and positivity!

2. Say a (singular or multiple) nice thing/(s) about yourself every day!!

3. Remember that your body is just your outer shell for your experience in life, what you are on the inside and the memories you make are what’s important. You only get one life! Don’t waste time hating on yourself.

4. Look after yourself! Drink enough water, eat enough food, eat what makes you feel good, move your body and get enough sleep! 

5. Surround yourself with positive people who love, uplift and support you! Whether it be family, friends or a partner. Make sure you aren’t spending time with people who make you feel bad x

anonymous asked:

That's all us anons are good for right? Being hateful. No matter how hard you try to be peaceful there is always something that pushes you over the line. Its not a matter of if you snap. It's when. I'm sorry but it's in our nature to be hateful Towards one another. It's just how humans work...

Listen to me. And listen carefully. If you think the only thing you as a person is good for is sending hate to people, and i say it this way because, i dont care what you say, there is a person behind that screen. Someone typed this ask. Someone is typing this answer. We are people behind the screens.

So if you think the only thing you are good at is sending hateful messages to people, then you need to really step away from the internet and reevaluate yourself and your choices. You need to look at yourself as a person and ask “What if that happened to me? What if i was told randomly, out of the blue, to kill myself? That I was worthless?” You could be having the best day and one message when you are unprepared could crush your whole day if you’re not careful.

Being kind is fucking hard. Being peaceful, positive, calm, its fucking hard and I’ll admit, I’m not a nice person when times call for it. I have been angry, i have been spiteful, and i still hold grudges and have a very hard time letting people i’ve cut from my life back in. Yes, being angry is part of human nature.

But, you learn to control it. And so you can go about to try your damnest to be a good person. To bring smiles to people you care about. Your friends, your lover, your pets, family, hell maybe even the little kid who was missing a dollar to pay for a lollipop he wanted. Or the stranger who has been wandering lost in a new area. It’s so much easier to be kind because, that too, is part of human nature.

And if you notice, we are nicer a lot more times then we are angry, because anger is usually triggered while kindness is natural.

So if you actually read this and still think you are only good at sending hateful comments, no matter if a person deserves it or not, then you need to take a good, long look at your actions and ask yourself

“Is this what I really am?”

Feelings Tag

Thanks for tagging me, @inda-sims!

RULES: It’s not just our Brooding Sims who have the option to ‘Talk About Feelings’; we can also talk about our feelings, about them, too!

Tagging @dandylion240 @reverieinsimlish @ninjaofthepurplethings @blythelyre @thepathofnevermore

Look deep into yourself and ponder on the thoughts which motivate you to play the game we all love. Then tag at LEAST 5 people on your friends list to help them explore their feelings too. TALKING IS GOOD OKAY!!!

1. The boss of EA is in front of you asking for one statement about The Sims before he goes away and makes TS5. What do you say to him?

Two things: 1. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken. 2. Stop fucking up!!!
People loved the open world game in the SIms 3 - they took it away in Sims 4. People loved CAS and being able to recolor things easily in game. The Sims 4 lost that! It took ages for them to give us toddlers and pets, the game still doesn’t have seasons, and it’s also stupidly overpriced, while offering less. 

None of this makes any sense! So, if Sims 5 follows the same pattern, we might as well play with paper dolls at home.

2. Do your Sims know of you as their Sim God or are you the invisible deity to them?

They don’t know me. If they knew me, they’d chase me down the block cursing.

3. How do you see yourself connected to your Sims? Do those of you who say you love them, really mean this? How deep is your game?

I am connected to my sims, mostly because the game is such a great way to make my stories come to life. And I’ve definitely had dreams about my sims, as if they were real people, and I do try to give them the kinds of stories they deserve. I don’t know if my game is deep - it all depends on the saves and the stories that go with them. 

4. What’s your Sims Secret? Is there something going on in your game that none of your screenshots will ever tell us? WHO IS LOCKED IN YOUR BASEMENT???? What are those secret Sims doing behind closed doors?

I guess there are a few. Like, Trent (Supernatural Fan) ends up going on slapping sprees across the city if I don’t immediately get rid of the Lunacy moodlet. Or The Roommies save, where Marwick definitely tried to flirt with Hina quite a few times, and with some of the others too… Not sure what else comes to mind. And everyone is constantly asking everyone out, even if they’re supposed to hate each other, which is weird. 

5. Can we learn anything from our Sims to take away into our real lives? And/Or can you give us an example of how The Sims has influenced you outside of gaming. 

1. Cheating gets you caught. 2. Sometimes the unlikeliest couples last together the longest. 3. Sometimes opposites attract the most. 4. Everyone has a story that wants to be told.

Seriously, after making up stories for my simmies, I constantly find myself thinking up scenarios for random people I see around me.

Feelings Tag - Sims edition

Tagged by @hyperkaos, thank you! :)

RULES: It’s not just our Brooding Sims who have the option to ‘Talk About Feelings’; we can also talk about our feelings, about them, too!

Look deep into yourself and ponder on the thoughts which motivate you to play the game we all love. Then tag at LEAST 5 people on your friends list to help them explore their feelings too. TALKING IS GOOD OKAY!!!

The questions are as follows:

1. The boss of EA is in front of you asking for one statement about The Sims before he goes away and makes TS5. What do you say to him?

Go take a look at what Square Enix did when they made Final Fantasy XV. If you can make the new sims look like that, I’ll consider buying it again. If not, just sell the rights of this game to another company please I beg you. Any other company besides you or Ubisoft can probably do a way better job at making sims than you.

2. Do your Sims know of you as their Sim God or are you the invisible deity to them?

Nahh, my sims are never religious. I do like stories where sims talk to the Watcher though, but I never do it like that. The closest I got was when Kamikaze in Descendants of the Sun could talk to Amaterasu in heaven (her great-grandmother) who was the pov in the story, but she’s still a character and not actually me haha.

3. How do you see yourself connected to your Sims? Do those of you who say you love them, really mean this? How deep is your game?

Izanami and Justine both have a special place in my heart. Izanami because she’s been my sim since 2013, is by far the most favourite heir ever born in my games and is the perfect character for a super interesting story. Justine because well, she’s Justine. For me, it’s important my sims are transformed into real characters with thoughts and feelings, otherwise I get bored of them too quickly. I never keep a save long if I don’t write a story with it. It’s truly vital to me my sims seem alive and well! It really depends on the genre how deep it goes though. In my rags to riches story you can say it goes pretty deep. There’s no ‘sim humor’ in that story. It’s as realistic as possible and even though it’s still gameplay and not mere poses, I write it in a way that it’s more like an actual story than a sims game with a story. Both the Avesnes Aristocracy and the Descendants of the Sun legacy have sim-humor in it. They are detailed characters (or at least most of them), but they are still sims and they behave like sims in my story. That doesn’t mean I’m less connected to them though!

4. What’s your Sims Secret? Is there something going on in your game that none of your screenshots will ever tell us? WHO IS LOCKED IN YOUR BASEMENT???? What are those secret Sims doing behind closed doors?

haha well, my sim secret which I was about to reveal tonight in my Rags to Riches legacy anyways is that in that legacy Lucy and Betty are actually romantic interests! Story Progression did that, lol. They send each other a lot of love letters! It’ll be ignored in the story though.

5. Can we learn anything from our Sims to take away into our real lives? And/Or can you give us an example of how The Sims has influenced you outside of gaming.

I think Zorah can teach us a lot about real life especially in the beginning of the rags to riches story. She learns us how to appreciate the smaller things in life because she loses literally everything. Maybe Jack can teach the guys around here a bit about how to pick up signals from a girl friend ;). Besides that I don’t really intertwine my characters with real life much so I don’t really take lessons from them or anything. They are characters who live in a different world in way differerent circumstances that I will most likely never come across (especially not in the Avesnes Aristocracy and Descendants of the Sun lol). But I think some thoughts my sims have are great ones that should be taken note of! Even if I wrote them myself lol.

Tagged by @gaiahypothesims​ thank you :)

RULES:

It’s not just our Brooding Sims who have the option to ‘Talk About Feelings’; we can also talk about our feelings, about them, too!

Look deep into yourself and ponder on the thoughts which motivate you to play the game we all love. Then tag at LEAST 5 people on your friends list to help them explore their feelings too. TALKING IS GOOD OKAY!!!

The questions are as follows:

1. The boss of EA is in front of you asking for one statement about The Sims before he goes away and makes TS5. What do you say to him?

I think I’m gonna follow Gaiahypothesims’s  ‘get your shit together’.

2. Do your Sims know of you as their Sim God or are you the invisible deity to them?

Hm, a bit of a weird one for me to answer.
My characters know of me, as an example, I’m a close friend with Andy and he often talk to me and steal my shit.
The other characters knows me as well, they even know my best friend, and often send her gifts. Andy flirts with her from time to time.
But on the other hand, when I play the game, it’s not like they know I control them.

3. How do you see yourself connected to your Sims? Do those of you who say you love them, really mean this? How deep is your game?

Frighteningly deep!
I mean, most sane people would probably lock me up if they knew.
Andy, Congo, Sparkle and a few others started out almost 10 years ago as characters in a Facebook game called Pet Society.
When EA who bought Pet Society decided to close the game down (yet another EA fuck up) a friend and I had been role playing with our characters for a while.
Pet Andy was involved with her vampire.
So naturally we looked for somewhere else to continue our role play.
I was already a Sims 2 player, and so she suggested she would get sims 3.
We would role play though written story and pictures from our two games.
Eventually we wanted different stuff from the role play and didn’t live up to each others expectations, so I ended it.
I have been writing nearly 4 years on my own now, as I started a bit before I ended things with her.
I used to be very gloomy and suicidal, Andy and the gang has helped me through that.
4 years ago I had little will to live.
Today I want to live many many years, so I can continue being a part of their wonderful adventure and write their story.
Andy and the gang gave me the will to live and a purpose.
They help so much with anxiety, insecurities, depression and lots of other crap life throws at me.
And I hope I can spend many more years with them and grow old with them.
Yeah that’s probably cheesy, do I care?

4. What’s your Sims Secret? Is there something going on in your game that none of your screenshots will ever tell us? WHO IS LOCKED IN YOUR BASEMENT???? What are those secret Sims doing behind closed doors?

There’s a lot of secrets really.
Things that I just haven’t shown in pictures, as I wrote it in their story years ago, and I have only been on Tumblr nearly a year, so yeah.
Also there’s just a lot of things I don’t share on Tumblr in general as the story is extremely detailed.
If I had to show everything in screenshots, I would be taking screenshots 24hours per day.

5. Can we learn anything from our Sims to take away into our real lives? And/Or can you give us an example of how The Sims has influenced you outside of gaming.

I already did in question 3. So yeah, I’ll leave it at that and instead give you a picture of my most brooding Sim, Evan:

I tag: @omfgingers, @breadpanzombiebum, @aikea-guinea, @white-enamel and @hureuf (feel free to ignore, also apologies if any of you already did this, and I missed out,  it’s brand new to me, so I just assume no one else did it yet)

Noir subgenres

- Fantasy noir: Pour another one, Joe. My dragon left me for some clean-shaven cape-wearing foreign hero with an accent so thick you could hear the fake passport in his voice.

- Existential noir: these are mean streets to have an empty life in, kid. Thinkers nurse a hangover from their disgust of life for fifty years then roll over and die. This is how we run things in our city. Play it again, will you.

- Southern Gothic Noir: look at yourself, boy. They’ve got names for people who carry the Bible like that. They’ve got names for everything around here. And if you don’t get it the first time the walls will whisper it back to you.

– Noir Mythology: She was a priestess at some local temple. One of those temple only people who pray for a pint of bourbon and a life insurance go to. And she had a face that meant trouble, make no mistake. But not after Zeus turned her into a cow. Not after Zeus turned her into a cow.

- Noir meta-Shakespeare: Characters like us, Horatio. We weren’t born to grow old and mean. We faff around, we mix a stiff one, and then we die. But when we die, we die hard and we make sure we bring the whole damn city down with us.

- Noir Milton: Heaven looked high class from fifty feet away but from five feet away it looked like the kind of place meant to be seen from fifty feet away. Stay there long enough you get a double pint of Hell’s Bells. Real hell is my business now. Real hell is how I make my nickel.

- Noir William Blake: She was the sort of tiger a bishop would paint crosses on his front door against. You can’t tell anything from tigers like that. She could have had the sheriff in the back room. She could have been making millions. But you could tell she burned bright in all the right places. Oh, she burned bright all right.

- Noir Dylan Thomas: Alright, old man. Amateur hour is over. You go down kicking and screaming or you don’t go down at all, you get my meaning?

- Noir Keats: Outside, the Autumn smelled of politics: it asked only for the highest types of men and had nothing to offer them but bleating lambs and the song of crickets. The sort of autumn that shares his smokes and his wife with the maturing sun. “I don’t like Spring,” the kid said. “That’s all right, sonny boy. I ain’t selling it.”

- Noir Edgar Allan Poe: You could tell from the way he sauntered in the bird meant business. He had the kind of beak that could drive a nail through your forehead. Didn’t string more than two words together but he knew all the right ones all the same. He knew which ones stung. “I don’t want no birds in my room,” I said, loud enough for hell to hear. But birds like that don’t just scram. Birds like that stick to you like a bad divorce from a Hollywood diva.