With this pay, I achieved a personal savings goal of mine - I now have six months worth of a ‘rainy day fund’ set aside.

You’d think this would make me happy, but honestly after this shitty week all I can think about is how I still owe student loan $21,000 and I’ll probably never get them paid back and that’s going to haunt me basically forever.

If you’d told me at the start of the year that not only would there be a Last Shadow Puppets revival but that it would bring a great album, fantastic gigs, all the stage gay and stupid quotes, split trousers and shirtless serenades among many, many questionable fashion choices AND be responsible for me for me meeting the Quiffed Bambi himself (who, as much as I love to drag him, was an utter sweetheart in the end), I would never have believed a word of it.

But it all really happened - and that’s just a fraction of what’s made these past 8 months well worth the 8 year wait. I am nowhere near ready for this era to end but I know I’m going to remember it as something really special 💋💝

pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)

The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set. 

Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.

Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!

my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.

They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)

As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.

(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make

so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC. 

Big big BIG anon answers compilation under the cut! Lots and lots of answers! I talk about my writing styles for different gems! New arcs! Old arcs! Theories, predictions, opinions! Tandem bikes! All that and much more down below!

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A month worth of mini illustrations I did for my instagram! follow me at : skyneverthelimit . some character designs for Agni and Kali. I also brought Yo Kai Watch and I love it and wanted to draw my witch Opal interacting with these ghostly creatures!

I will be moving back home in two days 


I just wanna say … Don’t give up on your hair goals you guys, it’s worth every month, every hair product, every wash, every braid out, every w.e 💯

Props to the fanfic writers that write college AUs and come up with thesis project topics or dissertation topics… Like I have a hard enough time coming up with a new character name and y'all spit out a months worth of research just so you’re character has something to complain about

This is part 1 out of 4 of the fic I wanted to do for day 7 but I kinda have class in 2.5 hours and I’m still hungry and in my pjs and I’ve been writing since 5:30 AM and if I wait another five minutes I’ll hate this too much to post it

i’ll try to get the other 3 out before the end of the month. maybe.

String of Lights (part 1 /4)


In the end, more than anything, Mikleo was water.

There was hope, at first. “Your sincere want to help Sorey made you far stronger than most seraphim are so early in their lives, Mikleo,” Lailah said, with that soft smile of hers. “I know you have worries about what will happen, but I think things will be fine. Please, don’t push yourself too hard with worry. You should rest.”

“I’m not worried,” he said. “As long as Heldalf gets quelled, I’m good. That’s our priority, isn’t it?”

Of course, there was their dream, too. But the dream of coexistence could never happen if they didn’t put a stop to Heldalf, could never happen if humans remained unable to see seraphim. One step at a time, Lailah sometimes said when he expressed interest in things two steps away from his reach. You have the talent, you don’t have to push yourself too much. Pace yourself. Seraphim existed alongside time; they don’t fight it.

The realization sank slowly, like undisturbed syrup in water.

Still, he understood, soon enough.

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I never had a problem with cosplay pictures (at least mine) behing used in a graphic, even if uncredited, but what I saw today really made me draw the line.

It’s NOT OKAY to take a cosplayer’s picture and replace their face with someone else’s for your fancast/aesthetic/whatever.

We put month’s worth of work in our costumes so erasing the person behind that work is a really shitty thing to do (regardless if you credit or not and if you ask for permission or not. And damn, you gotta have some guts to go up to someone and ask them if you can photoshop some actor’s face on their own because you don’t think they look enough like the character or whatever).

I see 100000 posts about not reposting and editing art out of respect to the artist but I never see such posts when it comes to cosplay photography. When a cosplayer posts a cosplay picture, they’re not just posting a picture of themselves to show their pretty face, it is by all means a fanart. It’s not a fucking selfie, it’s the result of hard work both on their and the photographer’s part.

So, if you are not okay with people editing or reposting art (often without credits), you should be against it when it comes to cosplay too. Because, let me tell you, it happens A LOT, a lot more than it happens with art too, and nobody beats an eye.

So what’s the hold up? […] We know the problem is scheduling, but TheWrap asked network and studio co-chairman/CEO Gary Newman what exactly needs to happen for the fans to get their fix — and for Fox to nab its big TV ratings.

“We need to get Chris, David and Gillian to agree to do it, and to identify a period of three to four months of production that’s far enough out in the future to give [Carter] time to hire writers and develop the scripts,” he told TheWrap. “So you’re asking people to commit eight to ten months out into the future in terms of availability.”

Kyle’s Transition Fund

I thought I’d make an updated version as things have changed and I’d like to keep you all updated. First of all, your support has been amazing, I have raised £184 so far though book sales and bookmark sales. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I don’t know the total amount of money I will need to raise as things can change over time, but let me just put some numbers down that I know.

£6.50 - will pay for me to get to 1 of my local appointments
£8.70 - will pay for a month worth of medication
£15-£20 - will pay for me to get to London when I need to go to the gender clinic

I am saving up money as well to put in my fund, by working as much as I can and by selling some of my old things. Any extra I raise is just an extra push towards my goal. 

So this is where you come in, I’m still getting messages of people asking how they can help, well:

- Reblog my posts, what’s better than getting people to spread the word around??

- Buy books through my Book Depository link.
Seriously, this is a step. Every time you spend money on books and stationary through this link, I get 5% of what you spend. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING EXTRA AND YOU WILL BE HELPING ME OUT LOADS. All you have to do is just click that link and buy whatever you wish, so if you do a giveaway please consider using this.
When I do reviews of books I will always link them to my BD account so if you buy them through that link, the 5% comes to me :)

Sharing the original post I made about it will also be a massive help.

- I am making and selling bookmarks that are only available in the UK currently, although I do hope to extend eventually. All you have to do is message me to buy one. The money will be done through bank transfer so I just give you what you need of my details and you just send me the money and I’ll send the bookmarks. All prices include P&P. People have asked if they can pay extra for the bookmarks as a donation, of course you can :)

Fabric Bookmarks (£4)
Harry Potter Bookmarks (Deathly Hallows £3.50 )
Harry Potter (House) (£2.50)
Harry Potter Minimalist House Crest (£2) 

- I DO NOT have a gofundme, I feel like it is begging and I didn’t work to earn the money, so these are the only ways you can help out 

Thank you ever so much for your help so far, you guys are amazing and are helping so much, every single pence I get helps me. I appreciate everything so much <3

Title: Do You Recall, Long Ago
Word count: 38.6k
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Mature

Summary:  It was bad enough that Merlin woke up in a field out of town missing five months’ worth of his memories, but it was even worse coming back to find that his best friend couldn’t stand him anymore and no one knew why. Reconciling with Arthur would be a lot easier if things were simple, but things in Merlin’s life rarely are, and regaining his memories is only making things more difficult – and more dangerous.

My entry for the After Camlann Big Bang!!! I’ve never participated in this fest before and I am SO glad I did this time. It’s been a blast and I got to work with the wonderful @rizplease and be gifted with all the amazing artwork that can be found in the story, in the masterpost the pic links to, and in this tumblr post here. Go reblog/comment/show all the love!!

OMG! I’m am so super excited right now! I managed to win one of my wishlist doujins again (wow in the last month I’ve found 3 doujins on my wishlist).

I really love Jiro’s works. She is one of my all time favorite Batman fanartist (I really miss your work TT_TT).

This one is actually an Owlman x Batman pairing, but I am really openminded to the pairing. Also its the Court of Owls version of Owlman, so I am interested in seeing how this pairing works.

Unfortunately I have to wait for it to ship from Japan, so it might be awhile till it comes in, but I am definitely bumping this one up on my priorities list when I do get it, haha.

So I just got my period two months in a row for the first time in a very very long time (possibly my whole life). I’m trying not to get my hopes up because it could disappear next month but I’m pretty excited!