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Fran and Jock

I was the last in a long line of grandkids on both sides of the family. No one has ever said as much, but I’m pretty sure I was an “oops” baby; the result of one too many glasses of wine and a couple over forty who thought unplanned pregnancies were for teens.


By the time I came along, both of my grandmothers had already passed away and my grandfathers were elderly and lived in different states. Trying to coordinate travel plans for a family of five, including an infant, was difficult on a budget and neither of my grandpas were up to frequent trips, so visits were rare and spaced out over long periods.

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anonymous asked:

DuDe i frickin love your art wth. It gives me so much life, even the shitposting drawings (Especially the shitposting drawings). Also, i love the way you draw hands, maybe one day you could post a mini tutorial of that's possible? Unless you already have, then that's perfectly fine uvu. But don't feel the need to, you have every right not to do it, and that goes for requests. You're a busy ray and we understand. Just remember we're rooting for you !! <3

asdfk Wow thank you! I AM Extremely insecure about my hands and honestly I probably wouldn’t make one becuase I don’t think I’m good enough at it yet to be doing anything with it? Although I am pretty sure you can find some really good reference around tumblr ;_; Thank you so much for this ask you are super encouraging and I’m honestly so happy rn

anonymous asked:

I want to start a writing blog but I'm not sure how to gain a presence, not that its the most important thing to have but I'm sure its good motivation. I was wondering, if you felt comfortable, could you talk about what it was like writing on tumblr and the very beginning. Were you writing into the abyss of the internet and then people starting responding to it? did you start off with a following already there? What was the beginning like?

oh goodness I started writing on tumblr four years ago, and a few months before that I was on AFF. I remember my first comment on those damn exo wolf chronicle smuts too. “seems interesting.” lmao and let me tell you, I was sooo excited. I literally didn’t care about views or followers or whatever the equivalent is for AFF, because I was just like, “yeah, imma write this for that one person because they think it’s interesting!” And it’s a good thing too, because I didn’t really get any views or followers or anything at the beginning. I started off with nothing. no followers, or readers, or views, or comments, or likes, or even friends. I just wrote what I wanted, tagged it how I saw other writers I was following at the time do, and kinda waited. I got a few notes and followers, but it just takes time. I think a lot of people see feedback or notes some blogs get and they expect that to happen right off the bat, but it doesn’t work that way. You’re going to gain a presence by just writing and enjoying yourself. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get attention or feedback right away. Most blogs didn’t when they first started. I know I didn’t and sometimes I still don’t get as much attention for things I work just as hard on that get a lot more… it comes with the territory. (shout out to the ppl that read my girl group writings… all ten of you! lmao) Just write what makes you happy, post things you’re proud of (and if you’re like me, things you’re not proud of and need jesus for), and be patient. Everything else will fall into place. Good luck on your blog! ^^

asmalltigercat  asked:

heeeey so this is kind of a random (and possibly dumb) question, but I've been wondering for a long time so I'm hoping you can help me out - what does the 'eternalsterek' tag mean? I think it must have started up when I was on a tumblr hiatus so I missed how it came about, and I see it a bunch but I've never been able to figure out where it came from or what it really means or references.

Good question. You know, I’m not sure exactly myself.

I think the tag was already established by the time I really got into the tumblr fandom. My best guess is, it has something to do with how big the fandom has gotten and possibly involves some old wank within or between fandoms. I seem to recall reading somewhere a while back that too much anti-Sterek stuff was getting into the #sterek tag, so there was a need for an alternative, so today #sterek is kind of generic and all-encompassing, whereas #eternalsterek is more specifically positive/pro-Sterek content about the ship. But don’t quote me on that. I tend to be kinda out of the loop about a lot of fandom news, wank, and general happenings.

It could just be that posts get drowned more easily in the bigger #sterek tag, since all sorts of stuff even vaguely related to Sterek ends up there. I mean, I’m pretty sure that if you even mention the ship name in a post, even if you don’t tag it, it ends up in the tag. #eternalsterek would then be a way to siphon off content that’s more deliberately about loving Sterek and creating original content for that ship. That’s why I’ve started using it when I post new fic, anyway.

Maybe some of my followers can confirm or correct me on this one?? Any Sterek historians out there? 😉

If you see an alarming post, please make sure it is true before you reblog.

  • Check sources. Are there any external reputable sources? Has the OP deleted their post since publishing it? Are there asks on the OP’s tumblr providing truth against their post? Have they provided further info?
  • Google it. Confirm that it exists outside of tumblr, and on reputable sources. Check snopes. 
  • Check the notes. Chances are, if it’s fake or misleading people have already commented or reblogged with facts proving so or providing more context. Clicking and scrolling through the notes for a bit is one of the easiest things you can do before reblogging. 

We’re in terrifying times but lets make sure we’re mad at and taking action against the right things, and not sensationalist bullshit made to distract us or make ad money off of our fear. 

Sherlock S4 Preparation List:

As some of you may experience the ordeal of watching a full series of Sherlock and the apocalypse on tumblr afterwards, for the first time. Here some tips:

♦ How to watch Sherlock:

  • in case you can’t watch Sherlock on TV here is a helpful post for you (thx to @softjlc for the list) 
  • I can also recommend installing Browsec to google chrome as it enables access to watch via BBC iPlayer

♦ Following things are handy to have at home:

  • Food, already prepared so you only need to grab it
  • Drinks (alcoholic/ non-alcoholic)
  • Tissues

♦ right before the episode airs:

  • make sure your link/ TV works
  • make sure every battery is loaded ( phone, notebook, etc.)
  • set something to drink aside as well as tissues
  • shock blanket and a pillow to muffle your screams
  • let some fresh air in you will need a lot of oxygen

♦ other useful tips:

  • do not forget to take your medicine if you need to take some
  • feed your pets beforehand
  • make an arrangement with someone to check on you if they haven’t heard of you after the episode aired

♦ in case you need to go to work next day:

  • put two tablespoons in the fridge or freezer overnight, for an instant relief on swollen eyes in the morning
  • honey helps with a sore throat
  • make sure to drink a glass of water before you go to bed
  • a cold shower may keep you going

♦ very important:

  • your health comes first!
  • if you feel overwhelmed either by the episodes themselves or the tumblr activity afterwards, please give yourself a break
  • it is okay not to engage in the tumblr drama afterwards!
  • don’t forget to eat and drink during tumblr time
  • if you need someone, our ask boxes and message systems are open, just make sure to be polite

please feel free to add to this list and share it with everyone

I don’t know when, why or where did your love for me go but I do know one thing for sure - it is gone.

And I’m not going to beg you to find it and come back to me.
You can go too.
You already have.
But now I’m letting you go from my heart too.
And my love for you?
It hasn’t turned into hate or resentment. Not even regret.
It’s just up in the sky like a dead star.
Our love is officially dead.
But it’s past is shining like it should.

—  creatingnikki 

once you make one mistake on tumblr its either forgotten forever or will stain your name eternally. like you gotta make sure you never fucked up ever or your mutuals and they kids and they kids’ kids will be passing down the story for generations. thats why we got so many komaeda kins. if you think being ultimate lucky student will get you out of this think again bitch your call out is already drafted and ready to be published by some kid with the username aspdlapislazuli

  • me: *listening to hamilton with my mom* jefferson and hamilton were definitely dating
  • my mom: there is no possible way that they were dating
  • me: why is that?
  • my mom: hamilton already cheated on eliza with maria, i'm sure he had permission for his relationship with laurens
  • me:
  • my mom: plus
  • my mom: jefferson was definitely fucking madison
  • me: moM

If you already followed me… for sure by now you know I am really INTO drawing semirealism sketches of anime characters that i Love.

Here is NatsuDragneel feeling the ignition and happy is happy.

Follow me for weekly dose of semirealism anime arts,

Instagram : @marvioxpadilla


What we know so far about bts’ new song/comeback: 

 - its “crazy” and “so good”

 - when we hear it we will say “Jin?? Jin!!" 

 - the best comeback/song yet according to people who worked on it 

 - will catch the attention of not only the fans but the general public as well 

- namjoon himself just said “there are so many people who will listen to our album after it comes out”

- its called either “Spring days” or “Not today” its both probably

 there might be more but just this info is making me hyperventilate already idk how we will even survive


How this deck of cards came to be —>
I am a fan of the body so that helped and I don’t know, suddenly I was following all these amazing people on tumblr who were showcasing their bodies in the most artistic/creative/liberated ways and I wanted to join in on the fun I suppose and it was also a way of showing my respect to these ladies/gentlemen/others for putting themselves out there and rocking it. 
I’m pretty sure most of you already know the 12 brilliant humans that illustrate this deck. If not, I highly encourage you to find out ! 
Enjoy it, don’t be scared to get it dirty ! It’s a sign of a well used deck and true fun (or keep it very clean, if that’s what you’re into) !
I thank a thousand times :
@soulescaper​ (who seems to have changed tumblr name) 
@sextathlon and @eau-trouble (who aren’t here anymore but were some of the first people I followed)
& last but not least @a-littleminx (who also has changed name or moved on to greener pastures :)
If you know these people’s new names
and think they’d want to see this don’t hesitate to tell me !
An enormous thank you to all of you for your permissions and general awesomeness. REALLY.

For you, for your “loved ones” or “kinda tolerated ones” I think this could be a sweetass present :D ( if interested BUY HERE )

Lauren being "outed"

I don’t get why people are getting heated over the issue that Lauren was “outed” without her consent. I mean, Lauren has already outed herself, slowly but surely, in her tumblr and in this tour. And it’s not like it’s a private picture of them kissing in a hotel bed.

This was a wedding, and they literally posed for a picture while kissing. Obviously, they’re not trying to hide shit. Sure, it’s a “private” family gathering, but it’s still an event with photographers everywhere. Again, they posed voluntarily, without guns pointed at their heads, and kissed each other of their own volition.

And while Lauren is a lot of things, she is NOT stupid. She would not even so much as peck Lucy on the cheek if she didn’t want shit to be “outed”. I’m sure she knows that pictures would get leaked whether she liked it or not, she’s been in this industry for four years, and she of all people knows how privacy gets invaded all the time.

Also, it’s just a kiss. Nothing is really conclusive unless Lauren herself makes a statement that she’s dating Lucy… Or if she’s sitting on Lucy’s face on a beach somewhere. So chill. The only thing that has been outed in here is that Laucy kissing is hot af.

I also believe she is at a point where she’s comfortable with who she is, and she doesn’t care anymore. So whatever her sexuality is, she doesn’t need to explain herself, labels and all, and she’s gonna do what makes her happy. She’s been feeding us crumbs in her tumblr, c'mon.

Let me paint you a picture…

Couch by the kitchen….

Lauren browsing Tumblr and Twitter with nothing but heels on…

And she’s like laughing while scrolling, and says in her raspy voice, “Babe, look at this… Fans are waiting for me to rant on Twitter about me being “outed without my permission” and how appalled and disrespected I feel… Camz, babe, come sit on my lap while I talk to my gal pal Lucy about how we broke the Internet with our steamy “non-platonic” kiss.“

now let’s all chill, and take out our wattpad bibles and turn to page 1432 chapter 7 verse 27 and indulge ourselves in our Camren delusions.

ADD: I don’t think Lauren has been outed, that’s my entire point. She just kissed Lucy. And even if laucy is real, if they didn’t want it known, they wouldn’t have posed like that in front of a camera. Stop for a second and consider who you’re talking about. It’s Lauren freakin’ NINJA Jauregui - the most private pop star I’ve ever encountered. If she didn’t want you to know something, you wouldn’t know about it. SHE’S NOT STUPID. And for the last time, it’s just a kiss! Why do you assume she’s been outed? Is she officially gay now? If this was Camren kissing, y'all would have been “OMG CAMREN IS REAL!” and reblogging like mad. 🌚🌝

Originally posted by just-a-camren-shipper


Boyfriend Min Yoongi

These two aesthetics were inspired by @bangtanhmu‘s Yoongi texts. All her texts are truly adorable. Go read them and also follow her tumblr although I’m pretty sure most of you already know about her blog. And yeah, the texts used in the aesthetics are hers. Told you they’re adorable.

anonymous asked:

okay but I just realised it has been two years since we got impossibly tiny foldable Louis being CUTE AS FUCK while texting with someone (...) on the phone in a corner of a club and I JUST NEED YOU TO SCREAM WITH ME so can you do that PLEASE ???????!!!!

I can! I CAN!!!!! Has it been two years already?? Two years sine these grainy and terribly low quality pics hit tumblr and completely took my breath away?! Pictures of Louis in a club somewhere in Bangkok, half sitting half lying down in some corner of the club, or even on a table or on top of the bar for all we know. The pictures sure didn’t give away too much but WHO CARES?? I mean LOOK AT HIM!!! 

He couldn’t care less about ‘club etiquette’, about how he should probably dance and be on his feet, mingling with the people around him, nope. This gorgeous boy just decided he wanted some time to himself to share the moment with whoever (*cough*) was on the receiving end of his messages so he simply sat down in a corner, sank down comfortably with his high tops slung over his knee, bopping to the music and smiling happily while texting on his phone, just really enjoying some time to himself in the midst of the madness surrounding him :) 

And it really doesn’t get much cuter than this does it?? Two years have passed and these pictures still knock the breath out of me because this is SUCH A LOUIS THING TO DO ISNT’T IT??! Being the most adorable and yes, foldable person out there, just enjoying his time like only he can. No wonder I’m whipped, right?

And as if that wasn’t enough, we got this equally grainy pic of Louis leaving the club looking impossibly soft and curvy and tiny and I just can’t understand how the person holding the camera didn’t pass out on the spot because LOOK: 

So to answer your question anon: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Thanks for the friendly reminder. You have officially killed me. Again… 

it’s 2016 i have nothing to lose anymore and i’m applying to a famous writer via the broken website tumblr.hell and

i think, although i meant this to be funny, although some part of me wants you to laugh with me at the absurdity of the century: i think there’s something pretty beautiful in the way that we as a generation handle our impossibilities. 

i don’t know. message your heroes. message the people who wrote your heroes. we are living the age of ramen noodles, we have nothing to lose. and that makes us silly with bravery. we say, “sure” and fill out the job application because we’ve already been turned down by the rest of them. we send in twenty college applications because we’re going to be rejected by at least some of them. we post poems we hate and make our art a tour of our personal demons. we fear nothing. what will you do? we are already hungry and homeless or close to it. we might as well be risk-takers.

i’m never getting hired by joss whedon. he’ll never go look at my writing. and that’s kind of okay. all of you out there who know it will never happen, who are writing and drawing and living anyway: thank you for being the superheroes of the modern day.

Pricing & Etiquette

“Your Prices Are Too Expensive I Could Do XYZ Myself For Cheaper”

Whether it is tarot, scrying, sigil making, spell weaving, poetry, candle making, wand crafting, and so on, most of us require payment for our time and experience.

While you could surely grab a deck of tarot cards and lay a spread for yourself it will NEVER be the same method and results as I use. It may be similar but my readings have been shaped by 8+ years of experience, studying and my own life and relationships.

What you don’t realize is you’re paying for the person’s time, effort, and materials should they use them. Some examples could be candles, incense, offerings, crystals, notebooks, decks and so on.

Tumblr has always been a very “free expecting” culture. Artwork, stories, crafts… These people DESERVE compensation for their work. Artists ALREADY have a hard enough time in their field without you complaining that their rates are out of your price range.

If an artist lowers their pricing for you it hurts ALL OTHER ARTISTS ON THE MARKET.

Low balling sets the lower price standard and people expect that. As a result people lose.

In Salem readings run $70-$100 a pop.
And I think that’s reasonable considering they have to pay the shop hosting them (like a hair salon).

The next time you want to complain about pricing I do encourage you to try to read for yourself. See how much effort, time, and patience it really takes.

Maybe you’ll learn some respect in the process.