no really. how do you color

but also i wanna call out all the people who learned to love nathaniel after like three episodes for doing the bare minimum to redeem himself and yet you refuse to forgive josh even though rebecca has literally made his life hell on multiple occasions. like it’s really apparent how a conventionally attractive white guy has to do basically nothing astounding for you to love him and yet a man of color will be demonized in your eyes no matter what. i hope you all realize how transparent you are.

Tagged by the absolutely incredibly talented @croatoanmary !! im @bluebirdy-art btw, i hope its ok that i post this on my main blog..

★ Rules: Tag 9 people you want to get to know better

★ Relationship status: gay and lonely (but im good at romantic daydreams, so its ok i guess,,)

★ Favorite Color: every single one ❤️ but i must say i really appreciate soft and warm brown tones at the moment

★ Lipstick or chapstick: chapstick, probably, even though i never use it either?? (i just really hate the feeling of something on my lips somehow idek,,)

★ Last Song I Listened To: Life On Mars? by David Bowie (im still in denial… :( )

★ Last Movie I Watched: Wonder Woman!!!! since i bought the dvd its been playing all the time and i think its gonna stay that way for quite a bit

★ Top 3 TV Shows: i mean, i havent watched tv in years, but my favorite show is Brooklyn 99(!!!!!!) and.. well.. i guess b99 is the only important show for me, haha

★ Top 3 Characters: ??? you want me to choose a favorite from MY CHILDREN????? and ONLY THREE?? no way. here it goes: life is strange: kate marsh, max caulfield, chloe price, rachel amber; hp: sirius black, remus lupin, james potter, peter pettigrew, lily evans, luna lovegood, harry potter, hermione granger, ronald weasley and about ten thousand more

★ Top 3 Bands: OOOOH YOU CANT MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!! i have like a Special Band for every single specific mood i have.. im just gonna list my three most recently listened to bands i guess: Børns, Daughter and Sea Wolf

★ Books I’m Currently Reading: The Princess Bride!!!! because its a classic, honestly (and its in one of my favorite fics, okay, dont judge me…), and Kabale und Liebe (its basically a tragic love story like Romeo and Juliet, really there aren’t too many differences….,) for german literature class

im tagging: @yrobdientservnt @cantily-sclad @ever-so-noteworthy @lookatthedamngiraffe @bowlingisgay @liliowychlopiec @sarcasteac @peachy-squids @lilly-silence

TWD Q&A (About me!)

The Walking Dead Q&A

Thanks for the tag, @viraloutbreakcontrol ! I love doing these LOL


What is your name? Kristin 

How old are you? 23

How would you describe your cultural background? Nothing special lol I mean I found out I’m Norwegian and Finnish… cool, I guess? Can’t really expect much less being Minnesotan. LOL

What languages do you speak? Sometimes I can speak English (my native language), very little spanish (2 years in high school), and even less Russian (The basics - yes, no, maybe, hello…) I can barely talk, in general! LOL! I actually have speech problems… Little fact about me!

How tall are you? 5′ 6″

What are your best physical features? My hair is long and cherry coke colored? I dunno!

What makes you feel beautiful or strong? When I wear heels. I rarely wear them, so when I do… I feel powerful. Plus, I like to clack them on the hard ground! Makes me feel important, like a CEO or something!

Can you tell me a secret? I once did a teensy line of cocaine at a bar off some guy’s phone because I was super drunk (a friend’s birthday party). I never told anyone, because I’m supposed to be going into the chemical dependency counseling field. So keep that on the down low lol

Can you describe your personality by only stating the names of three fictional characters? You know… I don’t know. I see little pieces of myself in many different characters, in many different fandoms. I can’t think of any off the top of my head.

When did you start watching The Walking Dead? I was a senior in high school and some of the kids at my table in Business Math were talking about it. So I went home, saw that a new episode during season 3 was re-playing, and was like “dafuq is this?”… Luckily seasons 1 and 2 were on Netflix, so I caught up.

If you could rewrite one storyline on TWD, which would it be and why? SPOILERS OF THIS SEASON: I would make Shiva live!

Was there a character whose death you celebrated on TWD? The governor. 

Which character death made you sob like a small child? Surprisingly, Lori’s. Because of the speech she gave to Carl before she died. I hated her, but I loved her, too.

Where would you take up residency in TWD universe: Alexandria, The Kingdom, Hilltop, The Sanctuary etc.? Probably the kingdom or alexandria, if I had a choice. But if we are being honest, as long as it got me a safe place to sleep I wouldn’t give 2 shits. Survival mode!

What would be your weapon of choice in the zombie apocalypse? I don’t know much about different guns, but probably a gun. I’m pretty good at shooting.

What would be in your zombie apocalypse bag? 

FUNNY ENOUGH!! I was just watching a bunch of youtube videos about “bug out bags” and “Get home bags”! 

So I would pack: trauma kit, tarp/poncho, fire kit (with a multi-purpose knife and lighter), water filter, canteen, a good knife/weapon/gun, emergency food, flashlights with extra batteries, bandana, multi-tool, paracord, duct tape, small saw, sunglasses, map, extra socks, and FIT IT ALL IN A GOOD BAG! 

If you were a character on TWD, what would be your theme song, and why? I think my theme song would be The Way of The Fist by Five Finger Death Punch. 

Only because of the line: “you might win one battle, but know this, I’ll win the fucking war.” Kind of relevant, right now, in the TWD story plot!

You are the moral compass of the group in TWD universe, what would be the lesson that you would preach? We can’t give up on trying to be the best of humanity we can be. We might be in survival mode, right now, but we need to think about the future and how we want possible future generations to be able to live. We can’t give up on ourselves.

How would you rather die on the show: turning into a walker or being killed by another human? Killed by a human. Preferably nothing to do with a walker. If I get bit, shoot me asap. If I look like I’m getting swarmed, shoot me dead. No getting eaten alive. That’s like, my biggest fear about anything. I’m a pain wimp.

Who is your favourite character? Judith. The only one who hasn’t been a little shit. LOL But I love them all.

Okay, let’s spice things up: daddy kink, yay or nay? I have nothing against it, but it isn’t for me. No thanks!

If you answered yes to the previous question: What started that kink? Pass

What is your ultimate character fantasy? Bucky Barnes and that lovely arm of his.

Would you join Negan’s harem given the choice? I don’t share.

What words remind you of Negan? All the swears lol

You’re trapped in a room with Negan, what do you do? Steal his leather jacket and don’t give it back. Probably his belt, too…

If you could describe sex with your favorite character through a song, which song would you pick? I love a lot of different characters, but my song would be “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce. The new version of it, from the 50 shades movie. I like that version better lol

If Negan had given you the choice to pick a person to die from the lineup, which character would be on Lucille’s receiving end? Can I have him hit Simon???? PLEASE???? I don’t want anyone from the group to die *cries*

Do you write any fanfiction, create content for any fandom blogs etc.? Yes! I write a lot of Avengers fanfics, but I have a few random ones coming that are random people from random fandoms!

Finally, what is the one thing you want your followers to know about you? 

I am super open minded, and this blog is a safe place for anyone to talk about what they need to, if you want! Anyone can message me if you ever want someone to talk to! I love literally everybody, unless you give me a reason not to! (Like being mean, closed minded, judgemental)

I also want to let people know that I really try my hardest to write as quick as possible, but I am a full-time college student who works full time. I only get some time at night, and between classes to write, so it might take me a little longer, sometimes. Plus, I’m just not fast. I’ve never had this big of a following, before - and I’ve been writing for a little over a year, now! So be patient with me, and I hope that you guys enjoy my stories! 

Also, I am a very avid reader, so if anyone has any fics they want me to read… PLEASE tag me in them!!!

xoxo

-Kristin


Forever tags (Still open if you wanna join the party!):

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Originally posted by current-and-tension

naya-munchkin  asked:

imagine if dan and phil did change the name of pinof. it just wouldn’t be the same.

it really wouldn’t,,,

url: sorry i don’t get it! / nice!! / uuu snazzy! / how did you get this??? / this deserves a place in the hall of phame

icon: selfie- honestly?? you’re too cute / whomst is that? / heck i love it!! / where did you get this i’m stealing it / i want 10 of those

mobile theme: lil bland but i like it! / coolerino / so nice!! / ICONIC! / the color scheme/aesthetic is too amazing / excuse me while i recover from all that beauty

desktop theme: default / i love it sm!! / dan’s passion for graphic design is quaking / how do you even do this give me lessons

content: not rlly my thing / bit of a mess but nice! / A Good Content™ / 10/10 / i would and probably will reblog all your posts / no original content but i’m in love with your reblog choices

following: no sorry!! / now i am! / of course / HELL YES / if i ever unfollow someone defo hacked me / we’re mutuals and we’ll be mutuals until the day i die

comment: i guess your url is your name?? idk 

rating: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

i’m doing blogrates!

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just two guys….bonding… i can’t believe this is my first contribution to this amazing show…

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YOI Future!Verse ABO AU - 4 Koma

Baby Bump

Yuuri is used to gaining weight. He’s not so familiar with pregnancy.

well, y’all asked for it! :P

*If the comics are hard to read, tap on the image first to bring it up in the Tumblr viewer, THEN right click view image for the unaltered slightly higher resolution.

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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS AU: It’s a Yuri!!! on Ice AU, Yuuri-centric with end-game polyamory in an ABO setting, Yuuri gets married to four mates (Victor, Yurio, Phichit, Minami) and they have OC kids.

BASICS and timeline of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

A SUPER DETAILED world-building headcanons post on ABO+ in this AU

OTHER POSTS (comics + illustrations) in the Future!Verse ABO section of my YOI Masterpost.

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Please keep ship bashing out of the comments/tags. Don’t like, just skip <3 Thank you.

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PLEASE DO NOT REPOST, EDIT, TRANSLATE, OR OTHERWISE USE MY ART. More detailed rules available on my Rules & FAQ Post.

I finally made some cacti stuff and it was fun : D

chocokuma  asked:

hi!! i ws wondering if u had any advice on picking good colors in art ?? the colors u use always seem to go together really nicely hehe ,,

there’s a lot of really good color theory materials out there that would explain how it all works far far better than i ever could

but i will show you a couple of good tricks i learned along the way that will save you a lot of time and trouble if you don’t like watching/reading loads of theory (which you should still watch/read btw, i’m not saying to ditch it altogether) and more of a practical learner as i am

i often start coloring with simply using an eyedrop tool to choose base colors, it helps to keep the same color relations as the original, that way you won’t end up with white-washed characters or wrong tones of clothing 

in case of this drawing the final piece has water right under the characters, so i chose to make palette warmer on the top and colder on the bottom

the easiest way to make a soft, less contrast palette with the same color relations is to add a solid color or a gradient under the lineart; no overlay style, just a semi-transparent layer with color; on the contrary if you want a more contrast image you’d set overlay on multiply etc

colored lineart is optional, really. a lot of times you’ll hear DON’T COLOR/LINE WITH BLACK!!!!!!! that’s fake news, black lineart can make an image pop very well, but it doesn’t work with everything, so choose wisely

there’s two ways to add shadows to your drawing - by adding shadows (duh) or by adding the absense of shadows

i use both ways but since i almost never see anyone mentioning the second one: what i mean by it is you need to fully cover your characters in solid shadow and then erase the parts with light

a lot of artists choose the color of shadow individually for every part of the drawing - skin, hair, clothes etc; i personally like to choose one color for shadow and

one whole shadow layer not only saves you a ton of time, unlike choosing color individually, but it also means you can freely play with the color of it, which can affect your image A LOT

now back to the main palette! this trick is for photoshop only as far as i know

PS has 2 really helpful overlay styles - Hue and Color and as the names suggest it changes the hue or color of your image based on the color above it

PS also has a fun thing called Gradient Map (Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient Map) that converts the monochrome tones into ANY colors of the same relation

the last trick i’ll show you is particularly useful when you’re too lazy to color the lineart

i fill base colors by using paint bucket tool, it’s simple and fast, but it also means no colors under the lines 

which is annoying but what can you do right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ actually there is something you can do! here’s a step-by-step

that’s all that comes to mind for now, hope it was helpful in any way! most of these tricks were born out of the notion “how do i produce a really good image with as much saved time and actions as possible”, which probably won’t do for perfectionists, but to all the lazy artists out there like me - try it lmao

huhuhh this was originally for a request for jasper leading a battle and then it sorta just ended up being jailbreak-y lol

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Voltron + favorite character

asked by anonymous

You know what I find really cool about Static Shock in Re-watch?

It’s the fact that he’s such a fanboy for Black heroes.

I remember the episode where he meets Anansi, and he blatantly states that it was nice to see a hero who looked like him doing good. Because there wasn’t a lot of them where he came from. 

Here’s the dialog:

Static to Anansi in “Static In Africa”

Virgil: I never knew how important it was to meet a role model like you.”

Anansi: “Role Model?”

Virgil: “Yeah, a Black superhero. I dunno, it validates me somehow.”

Anansi: “Heroes come in every color my friend.”

Virgil: “I know, it’s just sometimes I wish there was a Black superhero back home for folks to look up to.”

Anansi: “Oh but there is, and he is my hero too.”

Notice how Virgil said “Validates” 

I remember the episode where Static not only admitted to being a Green Lantern fan (which was Fallen Hero) but he also admitted that sometimes he pretends to be Green Lantern when no one was around (and this episode was called “Jump”)

And then there was “Blast From the Past” where he met Soul Power and gained a huge respect for a Black hero (and his sidekick) who came before him. 


I know we all say “Representation Matters” but Static Shock actually showed why it matters, and showed it through the eyes of a superhero less.

And Dwayne McDuffie didn’t bother to mince words, or downplay Virgil’s blackness, or his need for validation through positive representation, for the sake of “colorblindess.” And it’s so nice to see that, especially now when we we’re older and more consciously aware of racial issues. 

anonymous asked:

how do you pick your colours? your art in general is very beautiful but the colouring always pops out at me

Hm… It’s pretty interesting to analyse.

It looks like that in general.

Most of the times I use greyish colors as a base, and then I can add a “BOOM-effect” with one or two saturated and bright colors (lighting, clothes, background or some other details). It gives me a contrast and I like contrasts with all my heart.

Actually I recommend to read a few articles or watch a video about color theory. It will really help you to understand how it works. With time passing you’ll just learn to do all of it instinctively.

Thanks for the question :)

Thor: Ragnarok

welcome to another movie masterpost by me, and holy SHIT where do i begin. Let it be known that Loki has me fucking WHIPPED and Tom Hiddleston is a terrific actor

  • when he kept turning in the opening scene 
  • when he drops Mjölnir into that fire things’ mouth (i feel like that technique should’ve been used more often)
  • the music???? amazing
    • im really glad marvel is sorta going back to old classic rock songs and bright colors for their movies like it’s really great
  • Matthew fucking Damon???? Luke fucking Hemsworth???? amazing
  • I love how Thor just fuckin yeets his hammer to prove it’s Loki like how Extra
  • “You had one job. Just the one!”
  • their outfits when they get to earth are amazing those were some Looks™ 
  • “I’m not a witch.”   “Oh, really? Then why did you dress like one?”
  • I love Stephen Strange with all my heart
  • “I HAVE BEEN FALLING…FOR THIRTY MINUTES”
  • the way he fell out of the portal
  • the way Loki looks at Odin when he says “my sons” and “i love you” like  f u c k  i am capital d Dying
  • when they change their outfits 
  • Hela is amazing 
    • her outfit was dope
    • but get her out of those lil heels i still see that (i’m just salty about superwomen having heels)
  • the way she just fuckin shatters Mjölnir with so little effort 
  • “I’m just a janitor”
  • the way Hela like fell/flipped into the tomb thing was so dope
  • Fenris is a lorge boy but a good boy nontheless 
  • those arm gun things that Valkyrie had were pretty cool
  • Jeff Goldblum is an amazing actor and the Grandmaster is such a cool character
  • “Trash.”    “Were you just waiting to call her that? That doesn’t even start with a B.”
    • pretty much every interaction btw the Grandmaster and Topaz was hilarious
  • how excited Thor was when he saw Loki in the grandmaster’s place
  • “I pardon you….from life.”
  • That little shimmy the grandmaster does when he’s eyeballing Loki
  • i know i overexaggerate everything that i say both in real life and on this site but literally everything that came out of Korg’s mouth made me laugh my fucking ass off including:
    • “Oh yeah, it’s like a circle…but like, a freaky circle.”
    • “Piss off, ghost!”
    • “Hey man.”
    • “Oh my god, the hammer pulled you off?”
    • “Guys can we please clean the weapons off after your fight?”
  • i found out that the movie did like a Make-a-Wish thing and this kid was chillin with Chris Hemsworth and was like “Yeah it’d be funny if when you saw Hulk you were like ‘he’s a friend from work’” and Chris was like damn good idea bro and just went with it
  • Heimdall is a badass and him fighting was crazy cool to watch
  • I love Valkyrie’s relationship with Hulk 
  • when Thor throws the ball thing at the window and it comes back and hits him, then he jumps up and does that little punch
  • the Loki/Valkyrie fight scene
  • the flashback to when Hela and the valkyries fought was so fucking awesome i got chills when they all came riding in
  • “Welcome, strongest Avenger.”    “hh, what?”
  • i really love @markruffalo and his acting so im gonna tag him in it so he can maybe see this and know that i love him
  • “the sun is going down, it’s getting low, the sun is low,”
  • “Tony wears his pants so…tight.”
  • the way Loki says “surpriiise.”
  • the whole story where Loki turns into a snake to scare and then stab Thor was so fucking funny
    • i also found out that there were so many iterations of that story like im pretty sure Chris Hemsworth changed it every time he did that scene
    • im also like 60% sure that Tom Hiddlestone’s laugh in that scene was real and they just left it in
  • man just that whole elevator scene, like Loki just really loves his bro (also great acting on Chris and Tom’s part)
  • “We’re not doing get help.”     …     “Get help!”
    • alternatively: this bitch empty YEET
  • the biggest sigh left my body when Loki tried to turn Thor in like binch,,,,give it a rest just be kind to ur bro
  • the way Bruce fell out of the ship
  • that absolute power walk by Valkyrie oh my god 
  • as soon as Thor landed on the bridge with his lightning powers i nutted
  • Loki fighting will always be fucking A1 spectacular like wow
  • there’s a meme somewhere on tumblr that’s like “me when i see Loki looking at the Tesseract” and then its that pic of Michael Scott with the “[softly]: don’t” caption and bitch if that ain’t me
  • i was robbed of that hug scene:
    • Thor: “If you were here i might actually hug you.” 
    • Loki: *catches the thing*
    • Loki: “I’m here.”
    • Me: “HUG HIM
  • Thor’s dorky little wave to the Asgardians at the end

wow that was really long but i just rly like this movie and will probably see it 8 more times

How Magic Works

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

These are just some of many different theories about how spells work. For anybody who really enjoys “magical theory” like I do or is looking for validation that there’s something to all these weird spells! None of these serve to discredit magic, but rather add a deeper level of understanding to it. The success of a spell could be credited to more than one of these, or something else entirely!

  • Law of Attraction. Basically, the idea that you attract what you focus on. A popular example is focusing on the color red, and seeing how much red is around you that you didn’t notice before. This is most effective for spells involving personal matters and success, by formally opening your eyes to details and opportunities you may have missed otherwise. 
  • The Placebo Effect. It’s a proven fact that our bodies can heal ourselves merely by belief that what we’re doing helps! This can extend beyond health spells to things like confidence, performance ability, and other things that aim at personal improvement. The placebo effect may be all that spell needs to be successful ( and it wouldn’t have happened without the spell!)
  • Direct cause/effect. Something about the spell and the way it was cast directly affects the outcome. Example: a sigil designed for protection, when looked at, serves as a constant visual reminder that you are protected, subconsciously strengthening your wards.
  • Science/chemistry. This is most true for kitchen witchery and herbalism. Chamomile, lavender, and other herbs aren’t corresponded with calmness and sleep for nothing… they’re made up of chemicals that have been scientifically proven to calm the nerves and aid in sleep!
  • Quantum physics. There’s a phrase called “Quantum Woo,” where people use quantum physics (often incorrectly) to explain any type of magical thinking or practice. While the ultimate theory behind quantum physics was recently disproven, the discoveries made through research still hold true. Basically, we know particles behave differently when observed, and our energies can effect this. We just don’t know why that is. This is the baseline behind a lot of energy work.
  • Divine string pulling. Ask and ye shall receive. This is where we depart from the physical to the spiritual side of magic. Many people do magic by appealing to divine forces, Mother Earth, God(s), the Universe, whatever you want to call it. This could be with an offering, a ceremony, or even just bedside prayer. The divine force hears the request, and grants it by affecting change and “pulling strings” to cause the desired outcome.
  • Spiritual string pulling. Very similar to the previous point, but with entities that are not worshipped or seen as divine. Many believe that spirits can still affect change “behind the scenes.” A spirit worker may make a deal with a spirit for luck or protection, or someone may ask their ancestors for good fortune and health.
  • Personal string pulling. Instead of asking an outside entity, this is the idea that we, as the practitioner, pull the strings. This is most seen through the “cone of energy” method of casting, where we raise a lot of concentrated energy and intent in a space, then release it all at once to do its thing. You also see it with sympathetic magic, where by doing something to a poppet, we actively affect that change on the target. No middle man included.

Jungkook who has grown up the most in BTS, how do you feel after becoming a real adult?

I came to Seoul and stepped into the real world when I was 15 years old. I always felt like somehow my mind stopped at 15. Because of my surroundings, I keep growing constantly even if I don’t try to. I think I was made after joining BTS. And now I have settled a little bit and am completed.

Is there anything that you feel like has changed?

When I was in Busan, I was very mischievous. I used to fly across the school corridors, mess around, get scolded and overall a really noisy kid. But my personality changed 180° after I came to Seoul. I became much shier, I changed a lot. I couldn’t even talk in front of cameras, I really couldn’t. Sometimes I’m amazed by how I have changed like this. How and thanks to what that I have changed? (I think I am) A person, a living being? Combined from the hyungs. I was originally a greedy person. What is hyung’s is mine, what is mine is mine, what is yours is mine. I feel like hyungs have made me, so I’m really grateful. Really.” (THE WINGS TOUR DVD Interview)

WINGS contains the solo songs of each member and it somewhat revealed each person’s color a little more in various ways. What do you think is your role in BTS?

What am I in the team… I’m curious what the hyungs think about me but I have never asked them. Can I ask like “What do you think about me”? (laughs) I just wish I don’t cause harm to the team, that I’m helpful. And, of course the other members are doing very well but, I hope I can become the kind of existence that without me, a part of it will fall apart. I hope I can become a member that shows our synergy when the 7 of us gather.” (WINGS Concept Book Interview)

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After weeks of procrastination blood & sweat & tears & endless complaints, this doujinshi is finally finished!  \(*゚∀゚*)/ \(*゚∀゚*)/ \(*゚∀゚*)/

My ramblings thoughts are on the Afterword page. Hope people enjoy this simple story! [rest of the pages under cut]

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can i get uuuuuh... stay frosty royal milk tea??

Yes, @nicthenerd. Yes you can.

(Also @wams don’t delete your blog. I got you.)

Starbucks won’t make it for you (and neither can I because I don’t live near you) but here’s a recipe so you can make it yourself:

Ingredients:

4 bags Darjeeling tea (or any black tea, really. Darjeeling has a slightly unusual flavor when it’s iced, so just be aware of that. I think it goes well with the mint, though.)
2 cups water
2 cups milk (2%, soy, tigernut, whatever. it’s your latte)
4 tsp sugar (raw/turbinado is best but white/granulated is a-okay too!)
½ tsp vanilla 
½ tsp mint extract (for that ~festive frosty factor~)
10 drops blue food coloring
7 drops red food coloring (not exact. colors are hard. do your best.)

*Makes 1, 2 or 3 servings, depending on how much you like sugary drinks and how many of your friends are Fall Out Boy fan.

Directions (traditional):

If you have a stove and a tea strainer, you can do it the actual “milk tea” way, by brewing the tea in the milk on a pan on the stove.

1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pan on the stove. Add the tea (loose-leaf and out of the bag brews better), reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. 

2. Then add the 2 cups of milk, and let it come up to a simmer again. Strain through a tea strainer into a heat-proof container and add sugar, vanilla, mint extract and food coloring until combined.

3. Chill. The tea, I mean. But you can chill too. M A  N  I   A isn’t until January. You’ll have plenty of time to freak out later.

4. (Optional:) Now put that mad creation in a Starbucks cup to confuse people. Take a picture. Post it on twitter. Tag Pete. 

Directions (the make-do version): 

Life doesn’t always work out perfectly, and that’s okay. You can still join in the fun. Here’s what to do if you have no tea strainer or full kitchen (dorm life): 

1. Boil 2 cups of water and brew the tea bags in a large mug or pyrex measuring cup for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags so it doesn’t get bitter af. 

2. Add the sugar, vanilla, mint extract, and food coloring and stir to combine. 

3. Chill for a few hours. Seriously. It’s okay. Things will turn out alright, and you’ll be able to handle things better if you’re more relaxed. …wait, where was I? Oh, right: 

4: Add the milk. 

5: Stay frosty. 

🔮🎉🎊💜 🎉 🔮 👌 💜 👍 ✌️ 🔮 🤘 🎉 🔮 🔮

*muffled sound of “champion” playing from another room*