nows as good as time as any

anonymous asked:

RIP coco jumbo, best stand user, best jojos character 2001

Hey now, nobody can defeat Coco, and tortoises live for a long time. It was a very mild plot point during the Grateful Dead chapters!

The oldest living one is an estimated 184 years old! His name is Jonathan, and he’s a Seychelles giant tortoise.

He can’t see or smell any more, but his hearing is good, apparently.

Here’s a video of him getting his first ever bath.

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Finally getting around to starting this stuff up again! Yeah!

We’re moving again and I’ve been out of work for a while, so now seems like as good a time as any to try and make a little bit of extra cash.

Details regarding pricing, process and availability can all be found here! In short:

  • PayPal is the only form of payment I’ll accept!
  • Have references on hand, please!
  • Other examples of my art can be found here!
  • I’ll publish commissions with credit unless requested otherwise!

Please contact me via mysticalstick@gmail.com with any questions! If you’re not interested, please bump this if you want to! Thank you!

anonymous asked:

how can i find the motivation to work out? i used to work out all the time and then school got in the way, but now i'm in a routine of work and i have no motivation to get back to the gym!! any tips?

literally same !!! 

i’m working on rebuliding my motivation too!! what’s been sort working for me is looking at people whose bodies/strength i admire, and thinking about how hard they’ve worked to get to that place, and how that i started my fitness journey in the first place for a good reason, and how FUN it was!! it’s frustrating that i’ve gone backwards in progress, and i’m further from my ultimate goal, but remember to be kind and gentle towards yourself as you get back to Killing It™ at the gym. you may have to go down in reps or weight initially but it’ll be worth it!! better to do that than to injure yourself by going too hard too fast and putting off your reintroduction to the gym for even longer. it’s also about purposefully MAKING time for the gym – like put it in your planner. i always work out first thing in the mornings, because if i don’t i make excuses for myself to skip the gym later in the day. 

for me, some of my biggest fitspos are harry styles, park jimin, and jade chynoweth!! (particularly jade and harry because we have very similar body types in that we’re just more stocky/athletically built – like harry is soft and muscular at the same time??? idk how he does it but i wanna be like that i love him so much)

i hope this helped you cause typing this out has actually helped me, haha. best of luck to you, friend !!! 

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was debating this question with myself for a while now, and i decided to ask you, one of the most astounding artists I follow. Can you offer any advice upon when is the right time to open up commissions/requests? Do you absolutely have to develop a solid style before you open them up? And where is a good place to start? I'm hesitant on my art skills yet I'm seriously pondering if they're good enough to create money out of. Thank you^^

There’s never a wrong time to open up commissions, in my opinion! Also, art style will always change as you grow as an artist, so waiting for a “solid” style might take forever :P You’ll never know until you try! When I started selling my stuff, in hind-sight I don’t think I was good enough, but I still made some money at it, and I really learned a lot really fast - I would draw things for commissions that I would never have drawn by myself! 

I started out at local conventions - it was a good launch pad because I had other artists physically around me to bounce ideas off of and get feedback. You can really start anywhere though - I feel like any online art community would be a good launchpad. Good luck! 

20 Questions Tag

Thank you to the lovely @parkjiminer for tagging me! LY CATHY 😚😚

rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 blogs you would like to get to know better

nicknames: people call me soph but other than that I don’t really have any nicknames

gender: female

star sign: libra/ scorpio (my personality I think is more like a libra though)

height: 170cm (5ft 7in)

time right now: 5:32pm

last thing I googled: good pun jokes 😂

favorite bands: oh my I like so many bands but just to name a few it would be bts, exo, monsta x, seventeen, k.a.r.d, nct, got7, ikon, shinee (there are sooooo many more but the list would get too long)

fave solo artists: dean, elo, Jay Park, loco, gray, dok2, tablo, sik-k, taeyeon, yezi, zion T, crush, babylon (again there are so so many more but the list would be too long)

song stuck in my head: frank ocean - swim good

last movie I watched: oh my ummmm I think it was Beauty & The Beast 🌹

last show I watched: the flash 🏃

when did you create your blog: 15th June 2016 (ahhhhhh its almost a year old! I hadn’t even realised oh my!)

what do you post: Park Jimin and ot7 BTS

when did your blog reach its peak?: hmmmmm I wouldn’t like to say that it has reached its peak as then I feel that it can only go down hill from there. So I’m going to say that it’s on its way 😊

do you have other blogs: nope

do you get asks regularly: no I don’t, but I love receiving them and even though I’m on semi-hiatus at the moment I will get round to answering any asks that are sent through as soon as I can 😊 my ask box is always open so don’t be shy and say hi 😊

why did you choose your url: because I love his nickname jiminie as I think it’s so adorable and I just love park jimin

following: 535

posts: 4,207

hogwarts house: Gryffindor

pokémon team: I haven’t played it

favorite colors: light blue and white 😊

average hours of sleep: 5 or 6 on average

lucky numbers: 2 and 11

fave characters: I have no idea 😂

what am I wearing now?: leggings and a baggy jumper

how many blankets do you sleep with: I don’t sleep with blankets but I have one duvet

dream job: probably travelling around the world. Not sure what I would do though but most likely taking photos

dream trip: oh my there are so many places I would like to explore! Seoul is definitely at the top of the list but I would also like to go to America and other European countries such as the Nordic countries

I tag: @rosejimin @minyoongislaysme @kawaiiikiwi @taesflower @kittaee @lieparkjimin @mochi-jiminiee @jimissi @summersdaytae @kookinthetae @ackward-maknae @princeofchinajunhui @mochijimini @arsejimin @chimchimshi @pjminis @02memo @parkejimins @liemp3 @prettymochi @puppyoongs @bwiggukie

anonymous asked:

hey so i cannot for the love of me find any good rowaelin fics w a nice storyline. Have any to recommend??? my fav is yours by far. every other tog fic is just horribly written. thanks!

First off, thank you so much!! You are the sweetest!

Now, okay. I’m about to sound like the most horrible person ever. But there honestly isn’t any fanfic I’m reading right now. Between, work, writing, reading books for my tbr pile, and other personal stuff, I just haven’t had the time to actually read any fanfic right now. If something pops up on my dash, I’ll read it. But to actually go looking and/or to read full length fics, I just don’t have the time right now. (I KNOW IM HORRIBLE)

However, I recommend you check out @thelittleloverofbooks, @babinforaelin, @propshophannah, @hermajestymanon, and @underthe-mountain (these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head) if you want some good fanfics.

Sorry I can’t be anymore help!

anonymous asked:

So if I get accepted then I'll be starting college to months from now and it's just slightly terrifying to think about haha. Like so much is going to change. I mean I feel like I'm finally figuring things out which is a good thing because for the longest time I was stressed out about what I wanted to do with my life. It's just such a big step that I can't help, but be a tad nervous about it.

Yes it is a big step!! Just keep an open mind and be enthusiastic and you’ll do fine :D Try to be a sponge, ready to soak up any and all knowledge and experiences thrown at you :P 

One of the most amazing things for me is when someone tells me that they read my fic and it made them feel better or they look forward to it because it’s something nice for them or that they re-read it.

Like in my day-to-day personal interactions I hope the tally comes out that I’m decent more times than I’m not, but this finding out you’ve touched a complete stranger to a degree you couldn’t have anticipated and quite frankly in a way you don’t have any actual bearing anymore. Death of the author, all that good stuff, it doesn’t matter that I specifically wrote it except to me, that stuff is out there now for anyone with access to read.

And sometimes that’s even more amazing to me because I know I didn’t like what I wrote or I myself wasn’t in a good place when I wrote or I’m maybe no longer capable of producing that work if I were to sit down and attempt it now. Like people read fanfic I wrote ten years ago. When I think about my surprise over something many would consider a trifle but to me is mind boggling, isn’t it amazing we read words composed hundreds of years ago? Could those authors have imagined? Maybe they did. Or they hoped. But did they really understand?

Amazing.

meganwinchester1999  asked:

Okay after having a good night sleep inbetween reading the latest chapter of No Second Chances and now, I'm still angry and after around two years (maybe longer) reading fanfic and over a year on Tumblr, this is the first time a fic has provoked any physical reaction from me as just thinking about Ketch fucking Mary gets my heart racing (definitely not in a good way) and gets me angry. That shows how brilliant you are at writing, Franzi and yeah I can't wait to read the next part.

oh damn haha please calm down I don’t want to be the reason for any heart attacks or anything like that :D

Ok. For real, I think I have this Damas Ficlet finished. I have been over it like 50 times and have tweaked it repetitively, but I think I like it now. 

 I should put it up tonight, and if not tonight, then tomorrow.

(actually contemplating doing a quick drawing to accompany it)

I think I may be uploading it to my DA. I don’t have a ao3 and my FF.net is so ancient I don’t know if I can log into it anymore

I’ll consider any suggestions for uploading sites tho.

This is as good a time as any to mention to the people who followed me over the past year while Silicon Valley was on hiatus that, um, you’ve got a big storm coming and I will not be offended if you unfollow me now.

chichi2000fgh  asked:

So I know you like haruhi, so how did you feel about the endless eight?

@chichi2000fgh

Right so, it kind of sucks. Let’s do pros/cons: 

Pros

  • Makes Nagato more relatable  (probably the most important part.)
  • Haruhi in many different outfits (including 8 different swim suits (including China dress swim suit which is the best))
  • Very striking effect with how it was broadcasted (if you don’t know, the original was aired out of order and then when they did a re-air they intended to release it in chronological order. Endless Eight was made more striking because they weren’t expecting it.) 
  • The artificial inflation caused by it makes the movie adapt Disappearance instead of any other book. Disappearance is a good place to stop (especially since the light novels have been on hiatus for years now…) 
  • Surprisingly high quality: new outfits each time, different camera angles, etc. Though I guess it’s not that surprising. It is KyoAni.

Originally posted by kurokaze

Cons

  • Pretty much completely unnecessary, you could reasonably pull off the same thing with a 3 episode arc (or, even better, a single episode with lots of creative cuts. That’s how most of the supernatural stuff happened in the first series anyway: one/two episodes per mini-arc) 
  • It eats up a lot of time: 8 episodes. “Duh” you say. But that’s a lot of episodes when you only have 14 to work with. We could easily stuff another book in there if we compressed Endless Eight into 1 or 3 episodes. 
  • I mean… it’s kind of boring. After two iterations you must be bored by now right? 
  • Ruins the pace of the show and makes it super unapproachable to newcomers. The original had a really good flow to it with how the episodes were randomized. Adding 8 of the same episode ruins this completely and also now I have to explain to people to only watch 1, 2, and 8 of Endless Eight when I recommend the show. 

Originally posted by endless-eight

I mean, I know why they did it, it puts Disappearance conveniently at the end chronologically and that’s important because Disappearance is probably the best place to stop if you aren’t going to finish up Haruhi (which is where we’ve been in for…. 6 years now). It also increases the emotional impact of the movie since the movie is about (SPOILERS) Nagato’s feelings and how Kyon ignores her because he loves a combination of Haruhi and Haruhi’s world. 

But it’s like such a huge waste. We could have introduced Sasaki with a 2nd season (The people of /r/Haruhi would have my head for this, but she’s definitely 2nd best girl). The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya is also kind of a dumb arc that doesn’t tell us much (the movie they made itself has a lot of self-storytelling about its construction). They could have added more to the scrambled timeline episode thing. Man I don’t know. 

It sucks. I know why it’s there, but that doesn’t make it suck less. 

Originally posted by evanjellyions-blog

(we did get a lot of cute SoL Haruhi though, which is nice)

anonymous asked:

Hi Nissi. I tend to over think things. I am having a hard time not over analyzing my new relationship. Things are always so easy for me until I really start to care.. and now he's got me, and I'm totally freaked out. I worry about when he doesn't ask me to spend the night- I worry about not being funny enough for him... I just worry that this is all going to fall apart and it is making it hard for me to be myself. Any chance you have a suggestion of how to deal with this?

I think it would help to think about why you’re in a relationship. A lot of times we are in a relationship because it feels good and it’s expected but we don’t take a step back to actually think about the purpose of being in a relationship.
Everyone is different but I’m in a relationship because I want to have fun with a person I love who loves me and wants to grow with me
When you think about the purpose, you get rid of all that excess pressure to try to be perfect or prove that you are a person worthy of being with. Your partner has chosen you and said they want to be with you. Don’t cloud up the good things about being in a relationship by focusing on the wrong things. Focus on the fun and focus on the love. Everything else is a distraction and ultimately can sabotage a good thing

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top 10 favorite events or periods in history (in no particular order)

music stim things:

• bouncin on ur toes bc u cant dance but u Also cant Not Dance

• systematic tapping ur fingers and hands like ur really the song mixer and this is a launchpad video

• my Hands…………………. The Conductor

• i wasnt thinking the right thought at the right time when the song did the thing now i gotta start it all over

• my tongue got tired from secretly singing along Inside My Mouth

• im so full of emotions now??? just from hearing this one really good note??? my chest feels like really happy balloon now AaaaAAAAAA???

• when u got ur headphones in and it hits the Good Frequency™ and everything is just Fantastic

i keep trying to memorize every detail of the moments i live in. in the soreness of my legs from standing so long at a concert, the chill of the night, the patterns of a tablecloth, the oily texture in my mouth after eating fried bananas. i keep trying to memorize the feelings, the quiet contentedness, the laughter, the excitement. i keep trying to memorize the people, their smiles, the way they speak, what makes them laugh. i’m constantly on the cusp of the next part of my life and that’s just so.. strange. but it makes it so much easier to find happiness no matter what’s happening to me, in a way? because i’m already kind of looking at life with those rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, simply because i know these are times i’ll never be able to live again, and these are people i might not always have, and that makes it so much easier to appreciate everything i might miss later. 

“I’ve been working as an airline mechanic since a young age. I’m really good at it. I always pick up extra shifts. And it’s good because it’s allowed me to mature and grow. But since I work so much, it’s easy for people to think that things are going well for me. And it’s also been easy for me not to think about things. Now I’m twenty-two and I feel completely lost. I feel like I haven’t spent any time thinking about myself. I’m not good at forming relationships or talking to people. I’ve never wanted to seem weak because nobody likes people who are sad all the time. So I’ve become a closed-off person. Yesterday we picked groups for a class project, and nobody wanted to be in my group because I work so much. I don’t go to movies. I never even come to the park. This is the first time that I’ve been here. I don’t know– I just feel so lost right now. I’m searching for something but I don’t know what it is.”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

Vincent Van Gogh painted his insides yellow the way we now drown ourselves in alcohol and timed love
to try and force happiness where the darkness lies in wait, hiding
but the only thing we seem to be any good at is poisoning ourselves, over and over, until our hearts rebel against the burning toxins and our brains scream out against the crushing weight
and I can’t say I’m innocent of carrying my own paint
because I slather yellow over the things I can’t talk about and pretend they don’t exist, that they aren’t there waiting for the rain to come and wash away the dye
and the rain will always come because, as Van Gogh said, ‘This sadness will last forever.’
—  A.N.S.
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hesitant to let go // ready to open a new chapter