mars in the 1st:
i know it doesn't feel like it, but you need to let that anger out, consume you and explode. i would advise you to hit something but then i'm sort of afraid that you'd hit me--at least it's a nice conundrum, i don't see a lot of those, these days. i recommend exercise or sports because you know, two birds with one stone. or you could get drunk and kick people's asses in bar brawls/video games, both would be cathartic, i think.
mars in the 2nd:
bottle up your emotions, man. and that anger too. and when it reaches a breaking point, burst the entire dam because you're too good at it. but no, really, find a repetitive task that grounds your anger to a center, don't hoard it like dragons hoard gold, as you're wont to do. and make sure it focuses on a rhythm and unleash it using that focus. get it through your thick head: passive aggressiveness is not attractive.
mars in the 3rd:
i would tell you to punch your sibling but that'd be too drastic. i suggest you write all the words you're dying to scream and curse, the words you're gonna use to tear the world into two, in paper, make an origami of it and flush it down the toilet. that'd feel good, trust me. if not, i'd advise you to talk it out with a person you trust to be objective, look at it from a logical perspective as to why you're angry and methodically decode why it's making you want to annihilate something. you'd feel much calmer afterwards. (or end up reading six books in one day and write vicious reviews on how stupid the characters are--that works too)
mars in the 4th:
i know this sounds ridiculous, but open the fridge and the tub of your favorite flavor of ice cream, dig into it face first without using a spoon while watching really sad anime. you'd feel much better. or you could take it out on your home, violently redecorate or tear off the curtains. or something. i suggest doing heavy household tasks that'd exhaust you, so when you take a shower and get rid of all that sweat, you feel at least some semblance of calm.
mars in the 5th:
this sounds terrible and cliche, but use it to be productive. use it in your art to make a statement because it has pissed you off. run that extra mile on track. get the best score on a creative writing course--you get the gist. make sure it helps you shine, not the things/people that made you angry, because trust me, an anger like yours is nothing short of an inferno.
mars in the 6th:
fuck with your classmates/co-workers. otherwise channel it into helping people with things they can't do themselves/solving their problems while grumbling about how fucking stupid they are. you could also finish household chores and with your exhaustion, calm your anger. i know there's so much you want to say and it makes you feel like you could burst, but channel that anger into mundane tasks to get them done faster, finishing that side project earlier. and the satisfaction will quell that terrible rage, trust me.
mars in the 7th:
fuck up all your personal relationships and one on one communication and brood like there's no tomorrow, man. other things you could do are: changing your entire wardrobe to spite the person you're angry with, listening to heavy rock metal that somehow speaks to your soul at the moment and go wild on a shopping spree. the tornado in your head won't completely disappear, i know, you passive aggressive fuck, but it'll help, i can assure you that.
mars in the 8th:
plan hypothetical revenge on your object/person of anger. i know it's not satisfactory unless you back up that bark with bite, but i advise you to not do that, because you'll feel terrible afterwards. so the notion that you could get revenge, if you wanted to, is satisfying in and of itself (just don't actually want and do that, i'm saying this for your own good). listen to your favorite metal band and scream like there's no tomorrow. or tell the people you're angry with how you plan to eviscerate/castrate them in vivid detail in your head. you'll feel a lot, i repeat A LOT calmer.
mars in the 9th:
run away from it. literally. complete avoidance has always been your best strategy, hasn't it? i suggest preaching about why you're angry to anything that will listen: a wall, a donkey, babies too small to crawl away. think about affirmative action, man, and for god's sake, face the source of your anger instead of running off on a road trip with no money just for the hell of it. heck, play that weird airport finding game in an unknown place you're gonna have to navigate on your own. or play video games in general: don't let that energy go to waste.
mars in the 10th:
channel that ball of righteous fury into your ambition and dexterous work ethic (translation: become even more of a workaholic than you already are) and shove your success, your regained dignity, your perseverance right to their faces. you are made of poison and stardust, and that is the greatest strength that belies your anger. use that strength to work miracles. or smoke weed, but that's not exactly a good thing 0/10 would not recommend. but don't, i repeat, don't take it out on your personal relationships. that's exactly what will lead to your downfall.
mars in the 11th:
do NOT use it to fuel your god complex. i know you're angry at the world and how frustrated you are--i am too, but AN IDEOLOGY IS NOT A SOLUTION BECAUSE ITS APPLICATIONS IN REALITY ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT THAN THEY ARE IN THEORY. you're seeing an injustice? make sure it is not one anymore. plan it out, how you'll right all these wrongs: with your friends, with people who share the same views as you. dissect and analyze these problems and annihilate them but i repeat: DO NOT LET ANGER TRANSFORM YOUR EGO INTO A GOD COMPLEX YOU WEIRD WONDERFUL SHIT IT WILL DESTROY YOU
mars in the 12th:
don't get others to unleash your anger or manipulate them into being assertive for you. just don't, that's freaking pathetic. i strongly suggest you sleep: take a long, preferably 8 hour nap and cuddle something/someone. once you wake up, you'll be looking at it from a newer, fresher perspective and will actually find the energy to express your anger appropriately instead of using other people as puppets that dance under your strings. music would help to calm you down, as well. so try that first, all right?
Somewhere in Skellige Ciri and Geralt took a strange contract; a beast who kills folks (especially naughty ones), appears only around Yuletide and its name is Krampus. Saint Nicholas day is coming (6th December) and no Krampus this year… for specific reasons but still.. try to be nice :))) Make sure you shine your boots and put out in the window so Saint Nicholas can leave something nice for you. ;)
When I posted my journal replica online this weekend, I never expected it would get so many positive reactions! I’m really flattered, thank you all so much!
Now of course I promised a tutorial, so here goes. I hope I will be able to explain things well enough with the pictures I’ve taken. If you still have questions regarding the journal, feel free to ask.
For the people who haven’t seen the pictures yet, this is the journal I will try to talk you through making:
I’m putting the rest under a read more, because this post is pretty long.
I felt like writing hogwarts au again I hope that’s okay;;;; but this is a lot later than [x], like Jinki’s final year later.
Jinki’s nose was so far into his book he didn’t see or hear Kibum approaching until his shadow descended over him. He squinted up at him behind his glasses and a smile bloomed on his face. “Snakie~”
“I’ve been calling your name all the way from the archway Baby bird, what has your attention so completely?” Kibum quickly sat in front of him, lifting his feet before laying them back over his lap as he squinted to read the spine of Jinki’s book. “Are you still stressed about your potions N.E.W.T in the Spring?”
“Completely.” Jinki hummed, using his finger to keep his place as he closed the book and flashed a smile at his boyfriend, “But what’s new?”
Giiiiirl I have to tell u the first time I watched the fire mv with blonde Jin, his solo scenes made me whisper daddy out loud and I've never called anyone daddy before like....he's just....wow
Anon, I feel you with my whole entire soul. Jin happens anon, Jin happens and you just have to hold on and do whatever you can to keep yourself anchored to this earth - if you have to fervently whisper Daddy at your computer screen to keep yourself from imploding I say AMEN TO THAT.
I mean……WOW…..IS RIGHT…..
And the dance version is almost MORE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH?!?!?
Here is my entry for @iwantthedean Nicole’s Two-Prompt, One-Shot Challenge! The prompt she chose for me was:
Your eccentric great uncle recently died and
left you his estate, which includes a rather large house filled with doors that
don’t always lead where you’d expect.
(Props also to @atc74 for helping me choose which prompts to send to Nicole, and to Nicole for letting me request a prompt past her deadline. Hope this is worth it!)
Summary: see above prompt
word count: ~2600
You looked down at the scrap of paper in your hand, making
sure that the address you had was correct.
Yes, it did say No. 1, Nonesuch
Way, which was exactly the house you were parked in front of.
Well, less of a house and more of a mansion. You were parked outside large, rod-ironed
gates, huge padlock holding them together.
You reached for the manila envelope that was laying in the passenger
seat, the one that the lawyer had given you, pulling out the ring of keys. You got out of your car, leaving it running
as you walked up to the padlock, flipping through the keys until you found one big
enough that looked like it would fit.
Rfa + v + saeran with an MC who is a mystery magnet (hence her getting caught up in the RFA). She's like one of those characters from mystery shows. Everywhere she goes, everything she does, she inevitably ends up falling into some sort of mystery, usually one with danger and/or life-threatening peril involved. She always comes out alright in the end and solves the mystery, but even when she tries to stay away from them, she always ends up involved in a mystery somehow.
You’re bringing back the nostalgia for me anonny! I was totally into all kinds of mystery type things when I was younger like Scooby-Doo and mystery book series! This was a super fun request so I hope that you enjoy!! :D
Yoosung thinks that you’re just like a character out of a mystery story, and he’s hyped
He doesn’t think that he’s brave, so Yoosung likes to tag along with you when you’re wrapped up in a mystery
But since he’s intelligent, Yoosung turns out to be a valuable asset whenever you need help cracking a tough puzzle
Yoosung gets terrified whenever the two of you get into some dangerous mysteries
But he sees this as a chance to show that he’s become braver and Yoosung has helped you in multiple cases, helping build his self-esteem
Yoosung feels like he’s in a real-life video game whenever he goes on mystery cases with you, he thinks that it’s a fun time plus it helps bond the two of yours relationship
Zen says that you’re the picturesque image of a person who gets involved in mysteries because he played the role of a detective in a musical before
He gets really into it claiming that helping you with mysteries will help him with his acting
But what Zen fails to realize is just how dangerous some of the mysteries you get into really are
So now Zen tells you that he has to go with you so he can be your knight in shining armor and to make sure that you don’t get hurt
Zen’s better at identifying criminals from their looks rather than the puzzling aspect to mystery cases
He becomes majorly supportive and protective of you, always making you promise to take him along to make sure that you’re safe
Zen finds your mystery cases fun, but he always makes it a priority to get you both home safe and starts calling you his mystery princess
Jaehee dismisses it whenever you tell her that you’re essentially a mystery magnet
To prove her own point, Jaehee goes along with you on one of your alleged ‘mystery’ cases only to have her mind blown
She had no idea just how dangerous things could get and she honestly starts fearing for both yours and her own life
You reassure her that you always come out of things alive and healthy, but you always do inevitably get into danger
Jaehee makes you promise to always take her with you in cases since she can protect you
She usually ends up being the one to apprehend the bad guys because of her awesome judo skills
While she’s still skeptical and worried about your mystery cases, Jaehee knows that it’s something you can’t really avoid and vows to stay with you and to always protect you
Jumin has already found you to be a mysterious person, so he’s not that surprised to learn that you’re a mystery magnet
In fact, he’s more curious than anything, believing it so be some kind of commoner tradition to go out on mysterious cases
He decides to go with you on one of the cases and even starts to consider it fun
That is until Jumin realizes how dangerous your mystery cases are then oh no Jumin’s not having it
Jumin doesn’t mind if you still continue doing these cases, if it makes you happy then good, but he only wants you going if he can go along plus at least fifteen bodyguards
He’s best whenever you need to help interrogate people during your mystery cases because who wants to mess with Jumin?
Jumin never would have thought that his favorite way to spend time with you would be through solving mysteries together, but he enjoys ever second of it if it means that he’s with you
Seven almost thought that you were in a hacker agency when he found out how much of a mystery person you are
He definitely wants to help out whenever he finds out and tells you that with the two of you working together, there’s no case you can’t solve
Totally wears a detective cosplay and buys you a matching set
But when Seven finds out dangerous your cases can be, he becomes extremely protective and wants to insist that you stop for your safety
Seven really can’t say anything though since he himself goes out on a bunch of dangerous missions because of being a hacker
So he decides to aid you as much as possible, always helping track down the culprit with ease
Seven is definitely one of the most fun and skilled partners a mystery magnet can have, much to your delight
V becomes extremely wary when he sees how many mysteries you get into
He doesn’t want you getting involved in any type of dangerous situations but V soon realized that you’re basically a mystery magnet and it really can’t be helped
Tries his absolute best to help you even with his poor eye sight
In most cases, V actually ends up being the one who almost gets hurt, mostly because he’s trying to push you out of the way
But V does have a knack for pointing out things within photos that were taken for the case
If the two of you ever get separated, V goes into panic mode and will not rest until he’s back in your arms
V really doesn’t like the idea of you going on these life-threatening mysteries, but he promises to always keep you safe, even at the cost of his own life
Saeran thinks that you’re absolutely crazy when you tell him that you’re a mystery magnet
He thinks for a while that you’re just messing with him but after a while and seeing that maybe you are a bit of a mysterious person
Saeran thinks about all of the cases you’ve done plus the fact that he chose you out of all people to lure into the RFA
The minute Saeran finds out how dangerous your cases are, he goes into full on protective mode
No way in hell anyone or any case is going to hurt his love
Plus Saeran finds himself starting to secretly enjoy going on mysteries with you, he’s especially good with dealing force to other when needed
Saeran learns to love the thrill of going on mysteries with you but will always make sure to get you home safe every night
I hope the writing isn’t too small, full view/open in a new tab to zoom in!!
Some more tips:
If you want to improve just do lots of little studies!! Find pictures from different angles & with different lighting, and even better make strange faces in the mirror & shine a torch at your face!!
Make sure you take the entire face into consideration. When doing each stage of the drawing, eg. outline, dark areas, shading etc, I like to do each step for the entire drawing. That way I don’t end up spending an hour rendering the eyes before realising they need to be further apart to fit the nose. Instead it’s best to outline the whole thing and have it look right, walk away for a while, and then start shading - try to think of the face as a whole & make everything fit together rather than adding parts separately!
Use different darknesses of pencil - I mostly used 2B, and 6B for the darker areas - don’t be afraid to make the shadows dark!!
No matter what art style or medium, the same principles apply for structure! When doing a cartoon style I normally include the central line & outline around the areas that have the most volume, just a bit more simplified!