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The Issue of Being a Freelance Artist (When working with non-designers): A story by Sean Williams (and future reference for other artists)

Hey guys, looks like its story time… I’m going to vent to you guys about something that just happened to me today, and hopefully you guys can reblog it so that we as artists, can try to avoid this from happening in the future.

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a freelance project for a woman who plans on running a blog about going to College. Throughout this process, I’ve worked with her step by step, going through designs, drafts, re-drafts and etc. After turning in the final design yesterday and being in agreement that the design was good, and that payment should be finalized; she sent me an email stating this: 

“I ran the design by a couple of people affiliated with by blog, and I am going to have to ask you to redo it.  It’s just not what we were looking for.  I’m not a design person at all and I wanted it done, so I settled on it. But this has to be done right”


“Okay, fine” I thought. Sometimes things don’t work out, and designs need to be redone. I was fine with this, and I have absolutely no problem working with a client to make sure that they’re happy; but something about her wording stuck a chord…. She settled. And for reference: THIS is what she said yesterday- BEFORE the email today stating: “This has to be done right” 

FUN FACT: I had gone in a completely different direction before coming up with the design I sent yesterday, but after HOURS of working on it and checking in with her (with her telling me she loved the way it looked) –

–I was asked to redo it.

She told me to redo it. A DAY BEFORE IT WAS DUE.  Which I did (The design I turned in yesterday). But I digress..

I continued reading through the email: 

“If you are not able or willing to take this on, then we can just cut our ties here.  If you would like to finish the project in a time sensitive manner and be paid the other 50$ and be featured, then please get me a new design by today.” 

At this point, I’d been working with her for a little over a month, (I’m a full-time student, and I work the maximum number of hours that I’m allowed to work on campus, on top of that I’m the president of an animation organization on campus, so suffice to say, I’m busy) and she had a deadline for the project, so there was a part of me that could understand her urgency. We had decided on $100. Half up front and half after I had finished. But now something else had stuck with me: “Please get me a new design by today”

What? Are you kidding me? a NEW design? We had been working together for over a month, and I had worked based on what she wanted, and now she wanted a COMPLETELY new design by the end of the day. A day, I might add that I don’t have free because I have work and then other school-related obligations that I need to fulfill… That would mean sketches to generate more ideas, having to confer with her on the design, THEN actually implementing the design, and having to clean it all up, with 1.) No direction (because the way I designed it previously was obviously all wrong), and 2.) By the end of the day.

This had to be done right, and after all of that working and reworking, I was STILL looking to try to be as helpful and professional as possible. So of course,  I was considering starting from scratch and coming up with a THIRD finalized design, until I read the rest of the email… HERE’S THE KICKER: I can’t even make this shit up. 

“A few things to keep in mind. 1.  I am a professional.  I’m an adult, this is my business.  I want it clean, simple and streamlined”.

In my head I thought: “You’re joking. You’re going to tell me these things like I’m a child? First of all, I may be a student, but I’m a working adult, I take care of my schoolwork, I pay rent, I pay a car note, I’m ENGAGED, AND take care of a pet Ferret. Beyond that, not only have I worked on this project with you step, by step, but I’ve done COUNTLESS drafts and ON TOP OF THAT, you’ve told me multiple times that the design is perfect for what you’re looking for”

The email continued: 


Are you fucking kidding me. This woman thought it was okay to send me: A designer; this “HELPFUL” link. About tips. FOR NON DESIGNERS. WHEN SHE HERSELF IS NOT A DESIGNER. After this I was LIVID. But I kept my composure and kept reading:

“Ask me questions, read the blog, treat me as if I’m a real client. Let me know your thoughts on this.” 

I almost couldn’t contain myself. For a month I’ve done sketches, layouts, and etc… I’d worked with you step by step, following her instructions for the design, FOR EACH ITERATION OF THE DESIGN and I had tailored each of my changes exactly to her specifications. Beyond that I’d read and re-read over the blog multiple times in an effort to come up with a design that would best display her intentions. I was so upset after reading her email that I literally just closed my phone and walked around for a few minutes to clear my head. 

After much consideration, I decided to do what she herself had suggested and cut our ties. And I did it in what I feel was the most respectful way that I could while still maintaining my dignity. I sent her a message stating that I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but that I could tell that she clearly didn’t respect me as an artist, and that I thought it best if we didn’t continue working together. I wished her good luck in finding a designer that could suit her needs, and I went about my day. 

Although this situation didn’t end the way that I had expected it to when we began working together, I’ve learned some things, and I wanted to share my story with you all as a way to help raise awareness for things like this:


There are non designers who will commission you and be happy that you created something for them, and there are those that will NEVER be satisfied with what you give them. See the warning signs and DO NOT work with people who are going to be difficult for the sake of being difficult.

 I’ve worked with more than a few people who don’t appreciate the amount of passion and hard work that goes into art, and it draining, frustrating and its just not worth it. 

Another thing that I learned is please please please DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT. 

The project that I was working on wasn’t worth $100. And after the second draft it was even worth doing for $200. I understand being a student and needing money, but I’d rather work for free on something that I love than work for pennies on something that I hate. 


I have friends in the animation industry who STILL don’t feel like they’re necessarily “Professionals”

KNOW YOUR WORTH.  And never ever EVER Let anyone tell you what you’re worth. Especially if they don’t know or respect just how much work and time goes into making the beautiful things that you all make.

I think that’s about it. Thanks for putting up with yet another long rant about me trying to navigate my life as an artist!

Originally posted by thatretaillife

(also… completely unrelated: If you’re an artist reading this, let me know! I’d love to follow you and I hope you do the same!)


Hello friends!! So to celebrate 6k+ followers, I promised you all that I would finally get onto doing a bullet journal system post- and a mini-tour of my own bullet journal.

What is the bullet journal system?

The bullet journal system is a planning system designed for rapid logging tasks using ‘bullets’ and 'collections’ to organise your day to day life. It can be used by anyone, for students, for professionals and even for the everyday person. It was designed by Ryder Carroll. I suggest watching the original bullet journal videos before proceeding with your system to get down to basics. 

It can be customized as minimally or as decoratively as you would like- it’s your adaption of the system that matters. Ryder Carroll even stated that “If you look forward to coming back to your book and feel like it’s your ally, then you’re doing it right.” and praised both simple journals and embellished ones too. Each bullet journal system is unique from one another. As long as you are following the skeleton of the original system and enjoying your own journal and achieving your goals- you’re doing everything right. There is no set rules of aesthetics- so whether your bujo is simple or not, as long as you’re enjoying yourself then you’re a-okay!

Do I need x or y skills/stationery to have a successful bullet journal?

No not at all. You don’t need a Leuchtturm1917, a Moleskine, a Rhodia, a Hobonichi or a fancy notebook. A simple notebook would work too. You don’t need fancy pens, fine liners, markers, coloured pencils to pretty up your system too.  You only need a pen. One of my close friends uses her bullet journal with just her pen and a small A6 notebook she found from the local book store. There are no specifications of what size, style or paper you have to have with a bullet journal! You don’t need washi tape to decorate your journal, but if you want to- go for it!

You don’t need to have the most perfect handwriting or fancy lettering skills or drawing skills. Your journal doesn’t need to be artistic if that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle. Some people prefer to have distinguished headers so they can easily scan through a page and find what they need.  Some people don’t have the time to make their pages pretty- to fit into the “studyblr aesthetic”. Some people can’t afford buy fancy stationery and notebooks: and that’s totally fine.

Why the bullet journal system?

It’s not for everyone! And that’s alright. But the reason why the bullet journal system is so popular is because it’s so customizable and can be personalized. People use this for journaling, for tracking every day habits and for writing notes and many other reasons. It’s such a simple system and can be started right now in any notebook you have.

You don’t need fancy notebooks or special supplies to start your bullet journal. You only need a pen and a notebook so you can get started. However, some people don’t like having to create titles for their pages and that’s fine- you can also bullet journal in a planner system too! But you can discontinue it any time you want and go back to regular planning if you wish.

What’s in a bullet journal?

Every bullet journal needs the basics. Every bullet journal should follow at least some elements of this skeleton.

  • An Index - A compiled list of your pages for future reference.
  • A Key - A compilation of your bullets for your system. Bullet points distinguish the difference between a task, it being completed or moved. They also distinguish whether or not it’s an event too.
  • Future Log - A list of future events for the upcoming months; usually for the next three months or for next year.
  • Monthly Log - Where you transfer events from your future log, an overview of the current month’s tasks, events and projects.
  • Daily Log - Daily tasks which are rapidly listed through the day. Notes are usually written under the current day. If a task isn’t finished in one day, it can be easily transferred to the next page using a 'moved task’ bullet.
  • Collections - Collections are lists of whatever you wrote down in your 'notes’ during a week. Books you have read, shows you watched, things you want to collect? Put it in a collection.

There are so many different adaptions of the bullet journal system!

My Adaptation of the Bullet Journal System

My bullet journal has been altered slightly from Ryder Carroll’s and embellished for my personal enjoyment. It’s been tweaked and changed many times and designed for what I need to track! I like to theme my weeks and pages to one colour to keep things simple – sans the colour coding I have for specifics like Work or Uni. It’s simple yet decorative at the same time and it’s perfect for me. I use a Leuchtturm1917 grid notebook, for reference.

This is how I shaped my bullet journal to be mine!

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So someone asked me a question on my ask Yuri blog about Victor reading I was watching through the DVD’s again to get some screencaps and I noticed something about Victor’s room.

Other than being a very well read man (I think that it may be canon that he likes to read because he has a pile of books next to the sofa and a tonne of books on his shelves), I wanna take a look at the new layout of his room.

As a lot of you might know the producers literally took this room originally from a pre-existing room design but had to change because of what we assumed to be legal reasons.

The thing I wanna note is the lighting of the room in all the images.  Fair enough after the DVD edit (the first image in this post with all the books in the background) they had to change it so there’s less light in the back but look at the light in the front of the picture on the ground and then take a look at the real life image.  If you look at the real life image, the lighting at the front is broken and quite small, this indicates that in the real photograph that there are small, thin windows with wall in between them that are obviously either covered in some kind off blind/curtain or have segmented panels/frames.  But if you look at Victor’s apartment, the entire thing is just one, big block of light.

From this, you can deduce that there are no breaks in the window, nor are there any curtains or panels in the window, nor is there anything outside casting a shadow in.  That means that the window that Victor has must be a full wall window, bigger than a three person sofa, small chest of drawers and small side table combined (and continuing) and high enough or far away enough from things that would cast shadow into his room.  And if you aren’t aware of how much full wall windows are, they’re expensive.  Obviously depending on the sizing and area. they can be anything around £22k, sometimes a lot more sometimes less..

So, even though we know that Victor is pretty extra and likes to buy really expensive cars, brands, first class aeroplane tickets etc, we now know that he has either bought or is renting a really expensive apartment too.

It wouldn’t surprise me if those bookshelves and that table in the corner were solid oak wood as well….

Tumblr RP Tips - Cutting Your Threads

To be courteous to your fellow followers, it’s a nice gesture to cut your threads when they get too long. This will help prevent cluttering up your dash!

How to reply to Asks.

When someone responds to your ask, it’s better NOT to reblog it. It’s difficult to trim down and keep things neat. 

Instead you have two options:

1) Make a whole new text post with your response!


The x in the brackets, or whatever symbol you want to use, is where you would insert the link that would take you directly BACK to the ask. This is just a rough format of what I do, so feel free to change up the style and execution! You just need to make sure there’s a link BACK to the ask and a link BACK to your roleplay partner so they will be tagged in their activity feed.

2) Reply directly to the Ask.


Here is how a reply looks on your dashboard. Click the reply button and it will automatically open a new post for you, like so:

The red circle is usually where it will say the users name replied to 'x’ post. You have the option of leaving it or changing it, depending on your taste.

In the event that the reply gets lost in your dashboard feed, you could either try copy and pasting it from your Activity Feed or through your Tumblr layout by going back to look at the notes.

How to Cut Threads.

This will require you to download XKit, or some other Tumblr extension that allows editable reblogs.

Here’s how it looks:

Here’s how it looks in action:

After clicking the circle icon with the pencil symbol, this will revert your post to the old format that we use to have on Tumblr. 

Typically one would edit a post when it’s on the third reply, like so:

Carefully highlight the items in that area and simply delete, leaving you with a nice post of just one reply from each partner!

I hope this is helpful to my fellow FFXIV Tumblr roleplayers! Please let me know if you have any questions!

The College Years - Freshman Year (Chapter 5) - Stiles Stilinski

Author: @were-cheetah-stiles

Title: “The Second Patrol”

Characters: Stiles Stilinski & Reader

Warnings: Fluff, fluff, and more fluff.

A.N.: Feel free to listen to any of the songs that I mentioned in the piece… or don’t let me tell you what to do. That’s also fine. Ugh, i love this chapter too. I can’t. It was sort of inspired by my own visits to this exact spot and also Stuart doing this in The Internship.

Summary: Stiles is developing quite the crush on Y/N and it only intensifies as she picks him up for their second late night vampire patrol around Berkeley.

Originally posted by feelingdylano

You pulled up in front of Stiles and Scott’s building and saw Stiles pacing on the sidewalk with two coffees, in to-go cups, in his hands, and his hood pulled over his perfect chocolate brown hair. It was still early and you both were the first watch that night instead of the last. You rolled down your passenger side window and shouted his name to get his attention towards the car that he wasn’t familiar with. Stiles smiled and ran over, grinning as you leaned over to open the door from the inside since he had his hands full.

“Hey… I brought you a coffee..” He lifted a cup in the air.

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You walked apprehensively up to the BigHit building, your entire body was shaking. You were clutching your pepper spray, waiting for some creepy guy to come out of the alleyway, as you continued to walk slowly up to the door.

Okay, if anything happens, spray the guy, turn, run, and scream. You said quietly to yourself as a mantra, before sending out the text to Jimin. A text quickly came in reply as you looked down at your phone.

Jimin: Awesome! I’ll be out in a second, just stand by the door. The security guard’s name is Joon Pyo, if you want to say hi.

You read the message and rolled your eyes, looking at the security guard standing at the door. The scowl that he wore was enough to scare you from saying anything to him. You just waited patiently at a good distance from the door so that Joon Pyo didn’t think you were some stalker. Teetering from foot to foot, you saw Joon Pyo turn and swiftly open the door. Thinking only one person was going to leave the building, your body became tense as you saw the entire group walking out the door.

Hello, how’s your night going? You heard a light voice call out to the security guard, who cracked a small grin before giving an acknowledging nod. Then you saw Jimin, standing there in all his idol glory. He turned his head and when he made eye contact with you, he smiled widely.

Y/N! He exclaimed and you nodded.

Hey. You mumbled, trying to calm your cheeks from the redness, and telling your insides not to faint. Letting go of the pepper spray in your purse, you watched as all of the guys looked at you from a distance. Jimin wrapped his arm around your shoulder and turned to look at the guys.

See? Told you she was fine. Jimin said as you looked at them. Yoongi stood in the group, and rolled his eyes.

Alright, are we not going home? He asked in an aggravated tone and you pursed your lips at him as you watched him walk past you in annoyance. Jimin sighed and shook his head.

C’mon, let’s go. Jimin said in a kind tone before leading you with the rest of the pack.

The guys were generally nice. Jungkook and Tae kept nudging each other, asking the most random questions as you walked alongside the group of gorgeous idols.

So do you believe in star signs? Tae asked as Namjoon looked at him with confusion.

You do? Namjoon asked in retort, his face riddled with disgust and confusion. Do you know how completely idiotic it is to believe in that? You’re born on a random day and THAT is supposed to decide how you are going to feel on a certain day? Namjoon began asking a myriad of questions.

Well you believe in blood types! Jungkook exclaimed as Namjoon’s face flushed.

That’s different, blood flows through your veins, it makes you who you are. He explained and you shook your head as you watched the trio argue.

Do you have a different idea, Y/N? Tae asked suddenly and your eyes widened before you took a small breath and replied.

I find all of it a bit silly, but it’s fun to have a little make believe. To say you’re predestined by the day you were born to act a certain way is like saying because you have blue eyes, you’re automatically a good person. Sometimes it’s true, other times it’s not. But it’s fun to play along sometimes. You murmured and looked around at the group. You made eye contact with Yoongi for a moment as he looked at you with less disdain and more intrigue. Jimin smiled at you.

Well, we’re here. Y/N, come on! I need help with picking out an outfit. Jimin said and pulled you towards his room. You laughed melodically as Tae and Jungkook followed closely behind.

I wanna help! Tae said in a childlike tone and Jimin shook his head.

What happened to none of you wanting to help with my date prep? He asked as they all looked from you to Jimin. Jimin tsked. Seriously, I bring Y/N and suddenly you all are interested.

Why don’t you try on outfits and we can do a little fashion show? You asked and Jimin nodded with a huff.

Fiiiine. I swear, you all are a pain in my side. He mumbled as he stomped to his room. You looked around the dorm. It was bigger than you had expected. BTS had moved once again, with all of them getting their own bedrooms, the house was open in layout. The TV sat with chairs and couches around it, the kitchen was very well used, with dishes in the sink and cups on the counter, and you saw an array of photos on the walls. You saw BTS change from being boys to being teens to being men. It was strange to think that in a few years, they had changed so much, yet you were witnessing it. The photos were all personal. You could tell one of the members took each of the photos and the faces each of the members made, made you giggle.

What are you looking at? A gruff voice came from behind you. You know, Jimin is asking what we think of his outfit. The annoyance was apparent as you looked over your shoulder. Yoongi’s dark locks fluttered into his eyes as his beanie hugged his scalp. His eyes scanned yours as you looked back at the photos. In one of them, you saw Yoongi, but he was much different. His build, although still thin, was more lanky, his hair was less processed, his face was makeup free. He seemed like any other kid, but he had a BigHit t-shirt on, and his scowl seemed to mask a lot of pain. Looking back over at Yoongi now, you saw someone who was much more confident, he was more built, and still scowling, the expression was more out of annoyance than pain.

Alright, I’ll go over there. You murmured. Yoongi gave a small nod. You know. You said before Yoongi could completely turn around. For someone who seems to be annoyed by everyone, you sure do like to be around us. You walked by the rapper as you made your way to the group. You couldn’t hear him, but Yoongi chuckled and mumbled under his breath.

Yea, well, you’ve peaked my interest. And with that, Yoongi followed you so that you two could watch Jimin make the TV room into a makeshift runway.



I’ve had some people ask me about the layout of the Specter lot in my story, so here it (finally) is. I hope it will be interesting or useful to some of you. I’ve changed very little about the layout, closing off one doorway for a secret room, and adding one wall to make a nursery adjacent to Ophelia’s bedroom. The stairs go up to the attic, which is just a floor under the roof. Most of the original furniture and objects were either re-purposed (usually in a new colour or pattern) or are stored in the attic.

I won’t be uploading it, because it’s been occupied by many sims and many ghosts, and trust me you probably don’t want anything from this ancient (circa 2007) and decidedly not fixed version of Strangetown.


//WOOHOOO STORY UPDATES!! A HUGE THANK YOU TO @ask-dr-radical for the guest artist of this update, you were such a trooper drawing all these ponies! Radical is actually doing some pretty big changes on his blog too so please go give him a follow, you’ll want to be there :)

How are you guys liking the update layout? I think in this update I sort of ‘perfected the formula’ in that I have a good balance between text and pictures. I think last update I had too much text which I felt bad as the pictures were so nice and they should have gotten more attention. What do you think about this one though? PLEASE give me your opinion, is the text still too much? 

Also please feel free to send in asks! I’d really appreciate it.

thatoneghostlychick  asked:

OK so this is very random, but i wanted to ask, How did you make the separate tab or link thing for your ocs info. Was it a part of the template you used? Sorry if this is a random question, i just wanted to know. Also i love your characters, art and channel, you keep up your great work

When youre customizing your blog on tumblr scroll all the way down in the editing tab or whatever and you’ll see an “ADD PAGE” option.

so add a separate page. on the top there will be a dropdown list and its gonna be on “STANDARD LAYOUT” by default but change it to “CUSTOM LAYOUT”

now you just copy+paste a custom page html code in the main box.


well tons of pple make em here on tumblr just like pple make custom themes!! you just gotta find one you like and grab the code from there! 

HERE IS MY FAV THEME+PAGE BLOG feel free to find everything there:


A Spectre Of PT.1

Characters: You and Jungkook. With a special small appearance by the wonderful “Hitman” Bang 

Word Count: 3116

Genre: Action.. Mystery..  A little bit of everything. Especially in the next few parts ;) 

Warning: Mentions of death, but nothing to explicit

 Summary: You are assigned on a mission with the mysterious J.  

The party was in full throttle. Countless chatter and endless drinks were being passed around the room while elite men and women dressed in elegant suits and gowns, danced and partied like there was no tomorrow.

Entering the room was no hard task for you. Of course with the right clothes and invitation, you got in quite easily. You removed your shawl to reveal your gown and took a few steps towards the bar. Even though this was definitely not your scene… like a chameleon… you played the part well and adapted to your new surrounding.

You took a seat at the bar and waited for your target. To pass the time, you figured a drink wouldn’t hurt. But before you knew it, your earpiece went off before you even had a chance to order anything.

“You look really nice tonight, Y/N”

You already knew who the voice belonged to. It was Bang PD himself. One of the biggest hitman of them all.. Despite his title, he was actually quite nice and had now started his own organization of highly trained assassins.

“Thanks for the compliment but I will never understand why you guys don’t train us in dresses for occasions like this” You replied. “Or at least in heels”

He laughed.

“Noted. I’ll make sure your next training involves heels and a gown. But Y/N, you really do look pretty tonight.”

“I doubt that.” You replied. “Can you even see me?” You asked.

“No…. but I saw you before you left, remember? Anyways, it is critical that this mission is completed. You’re already drawing too much attention to yourself.”

“Oh god, I’m going to turn my mic off now.”

He laughed again.

“Sorry Y/N, I’m just trying to lighten the mood before I give you the big news.

"And what is that?”

“J will be joining you tonight”

“What!? I thought this was supposed to be a solo mission?”

“You’re right. It was but now it’s not. If you have a problem, you’re gonna have to take it up with the boss Y/N”

“PD… you are my boss…”

“And don’t you forget it!”

You swore you could feel him smiling through the mic.

“Do you not have any faith in me?” You asked a little bit annoyed but mostly disappointed.

“Oh Y/N! You know I believe in you! But J was quite persistent for this mission. And I thought, hey, two of my top students joined together for one mission? What could go wrong? Plus, this guy you’re dealing with… J knows him from a past mission. You’ll be able to learn a thing or two from him since this is your real first mission outside the academy”

You sat in silence for a moment. Maybe he was right. After all, this was a class B mission. No one had ever started there first. A little help wouldn’t hurt you.

You groaned into the mic.

“Fine. Let me know when he’s here”

“He’s already there Y/N! Now I’m off. I’ll be coming in and out but if you need me, give me a ring!”

You took a look around. All around you, people continued to party like there was no care in the world. There was no sign of him though. Where was he?


You weren’t even sure what his real name was because J was all you and others knew him as. If anything, he was rather mysterious and that somehow worried you. He was always so reserved and quiet at meetings and in class. You wondered if he would even talk to you while on this mission together.

As much as you didn’t want to think about it… J was also very handsome. But there were too many girls lined up trying to get to him at the academy and so you didn’t even care or bother. Just being assigned on a mission with him made you realize how big a target of jealousy you were going to be if or when you got back.

Lost in thought you didn’t even notice someone come up behind you.

“Mind if I have a seat?”

You turned around and saw him standing in front of you. Dressed in an all black suit with his hair pushed back… you couldn’t help but feel a little smittened. Despite his looks though, what surprised you the most was that fact that he was able to get by you so easily without you noticing.

“J! Yes! Please, I was just looking for you.”

He smiled and took the seat next to you.

“Ready for tonight?” He asked.

You nodded. “Of course”

He was much more talkative than you thought he was going to be.

“I found out that our guest of honor won’t arrive for another 30 minutes. Until then, we keep busy and continue to blend in.”

“Way ahead of you” You replied. “What would you like to drink?”

He gave you a confused look.

“Drinking on the job?” He asked.

You shrugged.

“You said to blend in”

He laughed.

“I have a better idea. One that won’t hinder you drunk and useless for the job.”

“And what’s that?”

“Dance with me.”


“Dance with me Y/N. Why not? We’ve got time to spare”

He flashed you a smile.

“Besides you’re never supposed to eat or drink anything while on the job.”

You showed him your heels.

“I don’t know how and I can’t. I’m already going to have to possibly run in these horrid things.. and now you want me to dance in them? I’ll probably twist my ankle”

He got up from his seat and held his arm out to you

“I won’t let you fall. I promise.”

You looked at him and sighed as you got up to take his arm.  

As he lead you to the dance floor, you wondered if you would make a fool of yourself. You were only taught the basics at the academy.

He placed his hand on your waist and held you close. You placed one hand on his shoulder and held his other hand with yours. If you were being honest with yourself, it felt nice. He felt strong and you appreciated that.

He looked at you and noticed the nervousness setting in your eyes.

“Just follow my lead, okay?”

As he took the first step, you did as you were told and followed.

Dancing proved to be much more difficult than you remembered but you carried on as the two of you twirled around the room.

“Do you know this song?” He asked breaking your concentration.

You tried to hear it through all the chatter. It sounded familiar but you didn’t know where you heard it from before.

“I think I do but I don’t know the name”

He looked at you as the two of you continued to dance. “It’s called Merry Go Round of Life… it’s one of my favorites”

You smiled.

“I didn’t really expect that from you.”

“What were you expecting?” He asked.

“I don’t know, to be honest.You’re just so different from what I was expecting from you. I thought that maybe you would be quiet and ignore me all night. But here we are talking and dancing together… which by the way, how are you so good at dancing? Where do you find the time to practice?” You asked.

He just laughed and pulled you in closer.

“I should ask you the same. You’re pretty good at this too. Were you lying to me when you said you didn’t know how?”

“Trust me, I wasn’t lying!”

The song felt like an eternity but you didn’t want it to end.

“You know, PD was wrong.”

“What was he wrong about?”

“He said you look really pretty tonight”

“You heard that conversation?” You asked embarrassed. “I know I was trying to tell him he was wrong but..”

He shook his head and leaned in towards you.

"You look beautiful Y/N.”

You could feel your face burning.

“Oh… thank you. You look very beautiful too, I mean handsome!”

He looked at you again.

“But you’re more than just a pretty face, aren’t you?”

“What do you mean?” You asked as he grabbed your waist again.

“You’re a really hard worker and I admire that about you”

You were a bit taken back again. It was rare for someone to actually acknowledge your work.

He continued.

“You’re not in the top eight of the class for no reason. It’s not just given to you. You really have to give it your all for these positions and I know you’ve done more than that.”

“The same goes for you too doesn’t it, number one?”

You both started laughing. You were having such a good time that for a moment you almost forgot the real reason you were at this party. It wasn’t until you and J got a ring from your mic that you had to return to reality.

“He’s here” PD said through the mic.

You turned your head and saw your target.

Mr. Damir.

An “acclaimed” scientist who had fallen far from grace. Recently, people linked to his past work had begun to go missing after his arrival back in the states. It was now up to you and now J to investigate and take him out if claims about him were true.

“Early too” you replied. “We’re on it”

You turned to look at J and saw that he now had a serious look on his face.

“We’ll have to finish this dance later. While he’s busy making rounds let’s go look around” J said as he let go of you. “Make sure your walkie is on. I’ll let you know my location in a bit”

With that, he walked away as you walked back to the open bar by yourself.

“Boyfriend?” The bartender asked as you took a seat.

You looked up.

“What? Oh, no! No. More like co worker.”

The bartender nodded

“Well that’s a shame. Pretty girl like you and no boyfriend”


“Here. Have a drink on me”

“Is this supposed to comfort me?” You asked

He laughed and nodded again.

“Yes. Have a drink. I’ve got some other customers waiting but I’ll be back to chat with you”

As soon as he was gone, you took the drink in your hand. Without anyone noticing, you stuck your index finger in and swirled it around. When you pulled it out, you saw your nail polish change from red to black.

“Really?” You thought.

Your mic went off.

“Y/N. they know we’re here.” J said.

You grabbed a napkin and wiped your finger.

“I know. Some asshole just tried to drug me”

“Meet me near the kitchen. We’ll start our search there first”

“I’ll see you there" you replied.

You had the layout memorized in your head but the kitchen proved to be further than you expected. Once you got there, it was too quiet for your taste.

“J, are you here?” You asked through your mic

“I’m here” He said from behind the counter.

You walked over and saw him hunched over a few bodies.

“I kinda took most of them out already… but do me a favor? Keep an eye out from now on. Their backup should be flooding in soon. They’ll try to take you out as soon as they see you.”

“Y/N.” J called to you.


“This man that we’re dealing with…. Like PD said.. I’ve met him before. He’s ruthless and will do whatever he can to get away. Be careful and don’t give in to him if he tries to make a bargain with you”

“I understand”

You looked around the kitchen and walked over to what seemed to be the freezer.

“PD said that we need to investigate a little more. If the layout was correct, there should be a hidden door somewhere in that walk in freezer. When I was gathering more information, it was hard to pinpoint exactly where though”

You gasped as soon as you opened the door for the cold hit you like a ton of bricks. The freezer was fully stocked and so you would have to knock a few boxes down. You felt the cool air hit your skin again and so you began to rub your arms for warmth.

J took his jacket off and handed it towards you.

“It’s cold. Take this.”

You looked at him and saw that he wasn’t going to be doing any better in just his dress shirt. “Thank you but I think I’ll be okay.”

He sighed and walked over to you.

“Please take it Y/N”

He wrapped his jacket over you before you could protest.

“I’m gonna go look at this end. You can start here. We’re probably going to have to be looking for a switch of some kind”

He walked a few feet away from you and started throwing and pushing boxes around. You put your arms into the sleeves and almost laughed at how much space there was for you. You moved the box in front of you and moved on when you found nothing.

After a few minutes, you heard him flip a switch.

“I think I found it” he said.

Nothing happened though.

“Never mind…”

You moved a carton of eggs and still nothing.

“This is taking up too much time. I’m gonna try to find the actual door”

You got down on your hands and knees and began banging the floor to see if there were any loose tiles.




You banged around the strange noise.



You went back to the other tile.


“J, I think I found it. Hand me something so I can pry it open. That’ll be easier than trying to find a switch”

J ran out the freezer and back into the kitchen. When he came back you saw him holding a knife in one hand and a metal spatula in the other.

“One of these should work”

He got down on his knees and began to shimmy around the tile. Once it felt loose enough he began to lift the tile. Sure enough, there was an opening with a ladder headed down somewhere.

“I’m not sure what’s down there but cover me if it gets to crazy”

“J… Wait”

You went up to him.

“What is it Y/N?”

“Can you hand me that knife?”

He looked at you confused but handed it to you anyways.

“Don’t judge me”

“I don’t even know what you’re going to be doing…”

You took off his jacket and then you lined the knife with your dress. As you were about to start, you noticed J staring as you began to cut into your dress.

“This train is slowing me down”


“There’s so much fabric and I can’t reach the back…. Can you help me?”

You handed the knife back to him.

He reluctantly took the knife back and bent down behind you.

“Just grab it where I left off and cut it. I’m sure PD won’t mind that I destroyed this dress for the good of the mission”

You heard a few rips and soon he was telling you to turn around.

“Almost done. Sure you’re not gonna miss this?”

“I’m sure. Thank you”

He threw the extra fabric on the floor.

“Let’s go”

The stairs led to a strange dark hallway with 6 rooms.

“Who knew all of this was under here. None of this showed up in the layout plan”

You peered inside a few of them. Each room had a bed and a small desk off to the corner  with some writing utensils.

“Aside from the furniture, they’re all empty so far.”

“Keep looking just in case”




“What is it Y/N”

“There’s someone in this room”

J rushed over.

Inside the room, a man was sitting down staring at the wall.

“Don’t go in, it could be a trap”

“J, he might be able to help us”

You knocked on the door’s small window but the man didn’t turn around at all. You turned the doorknob to see if it was open but to no surprise it was locked.

You looked at the man again..

“It’s like he’s in a trance and doesn’t even know we’re here”

J stared at the man.

“I think he’s one of the missing people on our list.”

You looked at the man again.

“I think you’re right. If he is, this confirms the claims against Mr. Damir”

All of the sudden the man started to scribble something on a small piece of paper. He got out of his seat and walked slowly towards the door. As he held the paper towards the glass, you both read the sheet.


It was as if a switch had gone off in him. The two of you watched in horror as the man began to convulse. Trying to regain control of his body, the man started to bang on the door as if he were trying to escape.

“We have to help him!”

“No Y/N, we need to get out of here NOW”

He grabbed your hand and you didn’t understand why until you saw the man almost break the door down with his bare fists.

“How is he doing that?”

The man continued to try and punch his way through and was succeeding. No normal man could do that.

“Run Y/N, Run!”

The two of you jolted back to where you came from but it was too late. A few men had already showed up to stop the two of you.

As quick as J was with his feet, he was even quicker with his hands.

He let go of your hand and grabbed his gun that was hidden in his jacket.

A few shots went off and your path was clear for now.

“We have to keep going. That man is still behind us and we don’t even know if he got out yet. We need to take Damir out now”

You nodded in agreement.

J briefly stopped to look at you. “You can do this Y/N. I’ll get a head start if that’s okay with you”

“I’ll cover you, remember?”

You yelled into your walkie as you both ran through the corridor.

“J. One down, two more to go on your left”

He nodded and aimed.

Gun. Ready. Fire.

“Got it”

You heard two shots go off and then saw two bodies fall to the floor.

“Y/N , is it clear?”

You observed the surrounding. No one was in sight.


“Let’s keep going”

A/N: Sorry I had to end it here. It was getting a tad bit too long! I’m working on part 2 right now (and several other stories…) but hopefully I will finish it soon! 

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helllooooo~ it’s me again and i’m back with a follower celebration!!

so a few days ago i hit 1.5k (!!!!!!!) and since i hadn’t celebrated 1k yet, i’ve decided to do something a little extra for you all!

in case you didn’t see @enfpstud‘s original game, i’ve borrowed it and changed it a tiny bit (because it’s rly cool?? but also time-consuming af); it’s basically studyblr aesthetic boards, a layout of four pictures that i associate your name/fav emojis with. <33

the rules:

  • mbf me <3
  • be a studyblr or study-related
  • reblog this post
  • send me an ask with your name and your fav emoji(s)
  • (please don’t send these in messages i’ll honestly ignore them)
  • and please be patient, as school is killing me right now and i’m not sure how things will go :’))
  • the deadline is april 9 though depending on how popular this becomes, i might close it early if i’m too stressed, or postpone it temporarily and reopen it later.

what you get:

an aesthetic board of bullet journal spreads and supplies, an aesthetic pic, and a site model icon that i associate with your name (plus a quote and photo credits)

i’ll make these posts separate from the asks and tag you in them, plus respond to non-anons privately with a link to the post to make sure you see it. :) non-anons will get priority since they’ll be easier. if the blog you want me to tag is different from the one you’re asking from, let me know what blog you want me to tag.

again, this ends april 9 so you have a good two weeks to send in the asks. and if you don’t want these cluttering your dash then blacklist #apollo does aesthetics



Some of my favorite thumbnail-to-final comparisons from chapters 1 and 2!!

(Frisk doesn’t even have hair in that one frame of the thumbnails)
(Napstablook doesn’t really change in quality when they appear on the final page)
(This always makes me laugh)
(Sans is really scary in the thumbnails)
(I really like how directly these two parallel each other.)

I was thinking about this because while doing layouts the tiny, super weird-looking pages are what I rely on the most.
There are some pretty funny ones from later in chapter 2 and in chapter 3, but that’s a post for another time.✨

(What the heck is this, you might be asking (if you’re not a local dumpster-diver)? It’s a graphic-novel-in-progress!
Go check it out!)

veronikarts  asked:

Hello! I'm curious- how did you get into animation industry? I've read that you weren't in any special school and u worked in accounting due to this I'm very curious. Any advices for persons which also aren't going to finish any animation school?

Hi Veronikarts,

As with anyone I can only tell you what I did to get in. 

My first step was asking someone who was a Director on a show how to go about getting a job. Great you nailed that =D

Now this was 10 years ago and the internet wasn’t quite as rife with animation professionals who were accessible so I just want to say to anyone reading “Be polite. Be patient and know that many times a professional won’t get back to you directly since it’s hard to answer every question from every person.” I rarely run into bad internet etiquette, but I just thought it was worth mentioning in case anyone saw my words and took that as “OH I should just constantly contact this person until they hire me.” I worry more for my poor writing skills being misunderstood than anyone actually being a jerk about it. 

Anyhow, the second step for me was getting fired from that first job, or more appropriately, not brought back for second episode after the first episode did not go well on my end. I didn’t have the skills needed to be a professional at the time and I think this is a super important step for any blossoming professional is to take a step back and be honest about your skills and knowledge of the job. I jumped right into asking for a full storyboarding job, despite not knowing storyboarding and because of that I was fired. I don’t recommend anyone get fired. It sucks and you get sad, and you eat a lot of pizza and cry. I mean crying and pizza can be great, but not because of getting fired. Getting fired sucks.  

In any case. Skip the firing part and start by looking at your skills and thinking to yourself, is this professional grade work? If the answer is no, then keep working. Every bit of practice gets you closer. If you think you’re ready to start working, great, let’s try that. 

After the pizza and crying, the third step was that I managed to get a job working at Neopets from an acquaintence as a staff artist. It wasn’t technically in the animation industry, but it was a good job and I got a lot of pencil mileage in and learned to work within a production setting where art continued to be my job and it taught me working under stress, hitting deadlines and maintaining an expected quality of art. This can be one of the most important lessons to take in that I think school teaches you. Learning to treat it as a job and doing the work. I had to learn that outside of school by getting knocked around a bit. If you’re not quite ready for Animation, there tend to be other art jobs where you will still learn these things, and having jobs where you’re producing art successfully, never looks bad on a resume.

The third and a half step was having someone (my friend @chriscopelandart​ ) who helped me realize there’s more jobs out there than I even knew of. Not having gone to school I didn’t even know what the jobs in animation are. He got me some work as an entry level character designer on a show where I was mostly just doing turn arounds and costume changes for characters. And there began my understanding of entry level work in television animation.  If you’re new to the industry one of the first things you should ask for is entry level work. Many of the jobs : Character designers, Prop Designers, Background Designers, Layout Artists, Storyboard, etc.,  tend to have a senior artist or an art director who guides the other artists in the department and it’s great to learn from them on the job. The one that changed my course is Storyboard Revisionist. My first job as a Storyboard artist didn’t work out because I didn’t know what I was doing…at all. As a revisionist you tend to work under multiple directors who can teach you and guide you on the exact nature of the job. That’s not to say they’ll teach anyone who can draw how to board. A rudimentary understanding of boarding is a great leg up getting a job as a revisionist. 

Storyboard Revisionist was my first permanent job that kept me in the industry. And I had three directors who each taught me something that got me ready to be a full storyboard artist. It’s an experience I hope everyone gets to have. Then I had a chance to work under some great directors who taught me more and eventually I to go be a director and I’m learning a lot from my producer. I’ve managed to have a lot of luck with people who teach me and one of the most important things I gleaned from all this is…

The fourth and last step is after you have the job. Take notes. Everything someone is trying to teach you will likely come up again, so having it written down is always a gem to have in your pocket.


At the end of the day, try to know what area you want to specialize in because when you start applying for jobs. Your not applying just against other entry level folks, but working professionals applying for the same job. Knowing the skill you want to make your job requires that you know that job really well. Jack of all trades, master of none sort of thing.  So check online resources. Such as StoryboardSecrets.Com which is a good place to start for boarding, but also  has a ton of information readily available for anyone looking to break in for various animation careers. And lastly back to the earlier steps, asking specific questions directed at people doing THE job you want to do helps a lot. 

Hopefully this wasn’t TOO much of a ramble and that I helped in some way.

artophymuffin  asked:

How do I add a page theme? For characters -- found a cute html code and im such a nooby so please help ^^

Hii! You just go to your blog, press edit theme, add new page and then change the layout from standard to custom! Then you just copy that cute html code you’ve found! 

Press update preview and then viola! Now, you just edit the html code to your liking! Most theme creators have instructions embedded within the html to tell you what to change and what not to change! 🌞💛

zerovodka  asked:

Hey. I want to start making spreads for my first journal, preparing it for college because I can't seem to find one to buy that I like. I am not super good at drawing and stuff and I kind of hoped that you could give me advice for beginners or some examples of easy spreads. I love your blog xx

Hi! I would just go by the original system if you want something simple and effective!! Watch the video of the creator of the bullet journal system and get some ideas from there :) you can add a bit of color here and there, change the layout a bit, or add a nice picture/a bit of washi tape if you wish, basically customize it however you wants, but as a simple base, I think this is all you need :) hope this helps and thank you!! x

sorryimacrapwriter  asked:

Can I make a request where MC and the RFA (+ V/Saeran) have just started living together as friends, but one night they're relaxing together and one of them falls asleep (or so they think!!!!) and the other feels compelled to kiss them. So they do...

thank for request sorryimacrapwriter-nim


  • the two of you were sitting on the couch, eating ramen while watching tv
  • sleepless nights due to upcoming exams had led you to become a zombie
  • so Yoosung, the sunshine, offered the suggestion of taking a break
  • as the night progressed, the sleepies hit you. hard
  • Yoosung was feeling exhausted himself, but looking over at you, head lolling back
  • you fell to the side, curling yourself up even more
  • Yoosung knew that he should move you to your bed
  • but he didn’t have the heart to move you
  • so he covered you with a blanket and was about to sleep in his own bed
  • but the exhaustion caught up to him as well
  • and just before he fell asleep
  • in his half-awake state
  • he kissed you
  • and fell asleep like that


  • living with Zen wasn’t too bad
  • except for the fact that it was near impossible to sit down and have a proper meal with him
  • you couldn’t really pin the blame on anyone; Zen was busy scrounging up jobs, you were busy dealing with your own life
  • so as a treat, you ordered some Chinese food
  • you make into a whole event with Zen
  • even cracking open some cans of beer
  • and ‘watching’ TV
  • y’all are just making fun of whatever you’re watching
  • Zen is just ruining the serious mood of the show with his hilarious parodies
  • but eventually he tires himself out (like a baby~)
  • knowing that moving him will be unbearable for both of you
  • you got a blanket and draped it over both your bodies
  • before you fell asleep, you gave him a kiss
  • resting against him felt a little warmer now


  • you were half hoping for Jaehee to pick up on the signals you were sending her
  • but she was too busy to notice
  • that’s okay though
  • cos the moments you did share with her were precious
  • and one of those particular moments was when you two were just sitting on the couch, watching musicals (well watching Zen)
  • eventually she falls asleep on you
  • and seeing her look relaxed made you feel at peace
  • you couldn’t help yourself
  • you kissed her
  • but you retreat almost immediately when you notice that she’s waking up
  • and in her drowsiness
  • she kissed you back
  • and then fell back asleep
  • what a tease~!
  • you cuddled into her and fell asleep too


  • you’ve known from the start that Jumin was a straightforward person
  • (it was one of the traits that attracted you in the first place)
  • yet, you still couldn’t hold in your surprise when he asked you to live with him, mainly because he felt lonely
  • nothing much really changed in your relationship
  • he made you breakfast and whatnot
  • but he was still a stressed donut because of his father
  • these days, the only time you saw him was when he would lazily play with Elizabeth 3rd
  • and on one of these days, he fell asleep with Elizabeth 3rd on his stomach
  • the scene was too cute for your heart to handle
  • all your love for him swelled
  • you couldn’t help yourself
  • you gave him a quick peck and ran back to your room, a blushing mess
  • a few nights later, he returned the gesture


  • okay, so you think you’re a hot mess?
  • meet Choi Saeyoung, professional hot mess
  • sure, he’s always fun to hang out with
  • but being fun doesn’t get the laundry done
  • or restock the fridge
  • and so that responsibility falls to you
  • so on your day off, you take on the task of cleaning the entire apartment
  • about five hours later, the apartment looks brighter than your future
  • and Saeyoung comes home to a possibly different, because he truly can’t recall the last time the whole apartment was this clean
  • he approaches you cautiously
  • you’re sitting at the dining table with a bowl of ramen
  • guilt is starting to overwhelm him
  • it takes you several minutes and cans of dr. pepper to calm him down
  • once he’s been reassured that you don’t mind doing this, he immediately moves you to your bed
  • once you get comfortable, he takes on the role of big spoon and lulls you to sleep
  • once he’s sure that you’re asleep, he places a kiss on your cheek and leaves the room


  • living with Jihyun is quite possibly the best thing you’ve ever done
  • he cooks, cleans and he respects your space when you ask him to
  • you can’t help but return the favour
  • so when Jihyun comes home from another trip
  • he notices that there’s been a drastic change in the layout of the living room
  • you’ve built a massive pillow fort that is actually structurally sound
  • and it’s full of snacks!
  • settling in, he sees that you’ve already conked out
  • he lies down, facing you
  • and slips an onion ring on the fourth finger on your left hand
  • before kissing you on the lips
  • the tickling sensation made you wake up
  • and notice that Jihyun’s face is extremely close to you
  • looking much like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar
  • you eventually notice the onion ring on your finger
  • and slip one on his finger (V route confirmed???)


  • bonding with Saeran means ice cream for days~
  • almost every meal is accompanied with ice cream
  • but lots of ice cream means becoming near comatose
  • Saeran lays immobile on the ground
  • you lay next to him
  • seeing his sleeping form unravels something inside of you
  • (romantic attraction)
  • the desire to kiss him is increasing
  • ah to hell with it
  • you kiss him
  • his lips taste like chocolate
  • you’re about to pull away when you feel yourself being dragged back
  • back into the kiss
  • i mean
  • he’s still asleep
  • but apparently even his subconscious wants more of you

anonymous asked:

Have you thought about linking your policy on trigger warnings in your bio? If someone is on the mobile app, they can't see the link to the post when they're on your blog. I use the app near exclusively and I didn't even know you had it until I was visiting on my laptop just now.

I’m doing a big layout change in the semi-near future. I’ll definitely consider your suggestion.