holster: dude, which of these ties for the banquet?
ransom: well, I’d say this one looks better with your suit, but that one brings out those beautiful baby blues, bro
nursey: how can you not appreciate this? it’s ART, man! it’s a huge fuck-you to society’s standards, to their rules, to their total control over how we all have to look and talk and think!
dex: just admit that you put your shirt on inside out by accident
shitty: as she simultaneously tackles and proves herself in yet another field of art, this is clearly some of ms. duan’s most inspiring work yet. the composition, the lighting, the sheer beauty of the subject-
lardo: all i asked was if you thought this selfie was good enough for instagram
bitty: what the HELL, jack. i thought you were my FRIEND. i thought you had my back. i thought you were my captain, i thought i could trust you…but you betrayed me. get out of my kitchen. i can’t look at you right now. i need to be alone
jack: bits, all i did was accidentally buy margarine
farmer: i was super into yu-gi-oh when i was a kid
chowder: damn that’s weird because i’m super into YOU-gi-oh right now
farmer: that was terrible and i love you
jack: where are a double double and a box of timbits when you need them, eh?
ransom: ugh i know
bitty: what language is this
holster: if i staged a one man production of legally blonde the musical would you come see it
ransom: yes but you have to come to my one man show of wicked
lardo: if you could have dinner with any person who died who would you have it with? i think i’d pick frida kahlo
shitty: whoever invented weed
jack: when i was little i used to have nightmares about global warming because i was afraid the ice would all melt so i couldn’t play hockey anymore
bitty: that is simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking
dex: okay so you literally know how to knit but the minute i play any journey music I’M the old man
nursey: i’m classy old. i’m a gracefully aging angela bassett. you’re a white dad at a barbecue whose secret spice is pepper
Lardo sighed. Immediately, Bitty set the ingredients on the counter and turned around, caretaker instincts on full alert.
‘Lardo? What is it?’
‘Humpf. I need to price my art, and it sucks,’ she mumbled, drawing a duckling on the margin of her list. ‘Needs to be done before the end of year expo, but honestly? I’d rather give the lot and don’t bother with money.’
‘Larissa Duan! You spent the entire semester on these! You can’t just give them away!’
‘… Yeah but I like making art.’
‘It’s still work! You should be paid for that effort! And all the money you spent on supplies- lord I can’t even imagine how much those gigantic canvases are. Weren’t you complaining about how expensive good paint is just the other day?’
‘Yeah, I guess so. So, you’re saying all good work deserves remuneration?’
‘So you should get paid for your jam.’
‘Wait what- no! Not me! This is completely different-’
‘Hm. I tried. Shits, your turn.’
At that same moment, Shitty enters the kitchen, dressed only in a pair of Falconers boxers and a black tshirt that belonged to Lardo, which fit him like a crop top. Bitty didn’t even know he was at Samwell that day.
‘Eric Bitty Bittleman The Second, tiny bro of my heart, maker of the pies, we need to talk.’
‘If this is about the jam, I already told the Falcs I didn’t want to be paid-’
‘I’m here to talk to you about market pricing, my man. There are other people, out there, working their asses off to make delicious jam, and they love doing it as much as you do. But those bros, bro, are actually depending on it to pay the rent. What you’re doing, here, is depreciating the value of jam, and convincing fans of said jam that they can have an product of excellent quality- for FREE! This is bad for business, Bits, this can even come back and bite you in the ass when you open a bakery. You don’t want to hurt future you and your fellow bakers, don’t you?’
Bitty stays silent for a moment, mouth wide open.
‘I- I didn’t think of it like that! I was just, you know, in the zone, you know how I get? And then there was all this jam, and I know the team would make a good effort, but they couldn’t seriously eat it all? But, I didn’t know it actually had an impact on the economy?’
‘Well, now that they know where to find delicious jam and baked goods for free, do you think the Falcs, their families and the SMH are going to get it elsewhere?’
Bitty bit his lip and looked at his hands.
‘I just wanted to make them happy. I love feeding people.’
‘And you can! You still can! I’m not saying you can’t make gifts once in a while or bake for your friends, I’m just saying there’s a line at some point.’
‘Yeah, I guess you’re right. But I know nothing about- about pricing! Lardo, how do you even manage with art?’
‘I use my resources, man,’ she said, snapping her fingers.
At that moment, Ransom and Holster barged into the kitchen, both carrying their laptops.
‘Boys? Were you all waiting in the hallway?’
‘No time for chitchat, Bits, time is money,’ says Holster, straddling a chair backwards in front of him. ‘We’re here to help.’
‘I got a spreadsheet here,’ says Ransom, sliding his laptop. ‘Compiling ingredient prices, electricity for the oven, mason jar prices, transport from Samwell to Providence and your work time, from the moment you went to buy those fruits until you closed your last mason jar.’
‘That- that is a lot of time.’
‘Wish I had that kind of concentration for studying law,’ grumbled Shitty.
‘It’s not all,’ continued Ransom. ‘This second sheet calculates the prices of similar products from spots around Samwell and Providence, from the Stop N’ Shop to the fancy little cafés and farmers market near Jack’s house.’
‘Wait, did Jack sent you those?’
‘Brah, Jack ASKED US to do this,’ said Holster with a roll of his eyes.
‘So, here are the prices of a single jam unit- counting the ingredients and the mason jar,’ said Ransom, before clicking on another Excel page, ‘and this is the price of each if one calculates the time worked, compared to what bakers and cooks make in those same cafés and suppliers.’
‘…I- I understand wanting to keep the market, and paying for the ingredients,’ hesitated Bitty, ‘but I’m still not sure I want to be paid to bake?’
‘I’m gonna give away every single one of my art pieces,’ said Lardo, doodling more ducklings.
‘… Alright, alright, I think I get it. I’ll just put the money in the Haus funds, since I took pretty much all of it to pay for the ingredients.’
‘You put back what you took and you keep the rest,’ said Shitty. ‘Do you really want to graduate without a cent in the bank and live off of Jack’s salary?’
‘What? No! Of course not!’
‘So start making dough, my boy. That future bakery won’t finance itself, you know.’
‘Also, people respect a product if they have to pay a reasonable price for it,’ commented Holster. ‘You don’t want to ruin your reputation from the get go. Honestly I’d suggest asking for more, since it’s also fucking delicious and a secret family recipe and organic shit people are crazy about, but we’ll work our way up there over the years.’
‘Here, I got the price per unit, what everyone bought listed hockey team, then alphabetically, the total, subtracting what was borrowed to the Sin Bin fund- that makes-’
‘GOOD LORD THAT’S MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.’
‘Well, it WAS a shit ton of jam,’ shrugged Lardo.
‘And hard work, too,’ added Shitty. ‘So, do you accept?’
‘Well, I guess? Y’all make a lot of good points…’
‘Sweet,’ said Lardo, sending a text.
A moment later, Bitty’s cell phone vibrated with a message. His bank application signalled that someone transferred him funds-
‘How did Jack know exactly how much to send???’
‘Told ya, Bits, it was all his idea,’ said Shitty. ‘And the Falcs have been giving him money, even hiding it in the pockets of his hockey bag, to pay for their stuff. He just wanted to make sure you were on board with it.’
Bitty didn’t know what to feel about all this, he was still insecure about pricing his jam - and his pies, cookies, muffins and other pastries, if one was to believe Ransom’s other Excel spread sheet- but the reality was that he was now five thousand dollars closer to open his own bakery, someday.
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Look what I got in the mail!!! I can’t believe I have a poster of fan art from my fic!! I’m cryingggg!! Thank you again @frozenmusings for doing this piece. It’s perfect and I can’t still believe you even created this moment.
I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too So I stayed in the darkness with you - Florence + The Machine, Cosmic Love
For #LadiesofHannibal appreciation week, I really wanted to do a murder wives thingy to match my murder husbands from a while back. The idea is that they see in each other what they both already have <3
“One person in your life, one decision, one sentence, has the power to change you forever. Yeah, that’s right. One single sentence, like; “I love you,” or, “We’re having a baby,” or, “She’s gone.”- Dr Holden Radcliffe, s04e18
Just a little demonstration I made displaying the average changes on T. The timeline runs by months (0,2,4,6…etc.). This is just estimated and is not to be used as an exact guide for changes, some people may have some of these changes faster or slower than others and on some occasions, you may not even get some of these changes. This does not represent all changes nor does it represent emotional or mental changes.
0 months= Pre-T no changes
2 Months= Slight thickening of facial hair and deepening of voice
4 Months= Slightly more facial hair that is a little more noticeable
6 Months= More noticeable body hair and acne as you become greasier
8 Months= More acne and thickening of pre-existing body hair like eyebrows
10 Months= More/thicker/longer body hair thinning of face noticeable
12 Months= Thickening of neck and waist/ loss of ‘curves’
14 Months= Much noticeably deeper voice and body hair present
16 Months= Acne at full and new hair has become coarser, body becomes more angular
18 Months= Acne may begin to lessen and body hair will fill in
20 Months= Continued filling of body hair and skin clears up
22+ Months= At this point changes have slowed and you will not see very much of a difference after this point. You will continue to get hair growth and possible hair loss. In general you have completed your second (or possibly first) puberty.
Other such changes not mentioned are thinning of skin, fat loss, muscle growth, weight gain, change in hairline, more noticeable surface veins of arms and legs, lessening of breast and leg fat, gaining stomach fat, possible slight height change or change in shoe size, heightened energy, better quality of sleep, stabilization of thoughts and emotions, possible increased irritability and aggression, mildly desensitized nerves, possible change in vision, changes in metabolism, changes in taste buds, possible loss of ability to wear a binder for a long time due to changing body shape, possible changes in libido, possible changes in wants and desires (i.e. attraction to others, hobbies, interest in affection, etc.)
Just a reminder that this is not necessarily the exact experience of everyone who begins testosterone and is intended only as a reference!
I hope this was helpful as a guide for what to expect! If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything, feel free to send a message or an ask and I would be happy to explain!
How mocking new artists does not help them improve
i´m trying not to get obsessed by this shitshow but i cant help but think how people who think like plebcomics when it comes to mocking others drawings are actually harming art itself.
Like they go on to mock others under the label of constructive criticism, but these are too different things, you can give people advice and not be a dick about it.
when you mock someone who is just starting out, and yes this also includes beginners that are adults they actually feel discouraged in putting their stuff out there, they post their stuff online and then instead of ok your art needs improving heres how, they get your art sucks!!!! And i have seen this happen, that artist well stops posting their art , maybe they stop all together because they feel they aren´t good enough or maybe they do but do it in private.
And the damage is, that if they dont put their art because they dont feel confident out they wont get the constructive criticism they need to improve their own style, so it becomes a vicious cycle.
And i know what some are gonna say that they had their art mocked once but they learn to bear it, move on and improve and that people should stop being so sensitive and if you can´t handle “criticism”(if you can even call that) then they shouldn’t have posted online in the first place.
But here is the thing everyone deals with things different, a person who gets devastated by the insults of others is no less valid, saying those things won´t help them get better, .
Another thing that i have pointed out this stuff has also start to affect the confidence and behavior of even more experience if not talented artists as well, to me there is nothing more heartbreaking that seeing someone sheepishly posts their art that i actually think its good with the caption this is one my characters that sorry if it sucks haha. And just what say to those artist no you are being hard on yourself, you have actual talent, this is really lovely.
maybe at one point someone gave them shit for it, and they just putting a face of being humble and self-hating in other to appease some of the smug trolls. i keep thinking who hurt you for you to think this way.
and i have also been guilty of doing this myself, i once posted a few drabbles of story dialog with the disclaimer i dont know if this is any good because i have seen how nasty people on the internet can be, i wonder if its even worth posting anything if it means sacrificing my emotional well being. I have to slap myself and say that im just starting not everyone is prefect.
And for all their talk of we are just mocking shitty art trends which might even be subject for what is good or not (again not just talking about plebcomics and others as well) they are preventing new talent from showing in the art scene, those people are the true obstacle of self-improvement. Artists who could have gotten better even continue practicing their craft some well into adulthood had they still felt confident.
Trolls who mock first time artists who haven hurt anybody are the destroyers of artistic potential since they put down the joy of creating art, they are just as bad as those Su fans who almost drove a fanartist to suicide by harrasing them.