organic-clothing

Modern Nadia Headcanons!

-She dresses business casual. Fancy blouses, blazers, pencil skirts, dress pants, and those oh so fabulous heels.

-Has a enormous walk in closest. She has a strict way in how she organizes her clothing, from seasons, styles, even down to the shades of reds.

-Manager at Sephora or some independent business.

-The super busy indepedent woman (that doesn’t mean she isn’t looking for a serious relationship)

-Often donates the clothes she doesnt wear to charity (and jewellery)

-Enjoys watching documentaries or romance movies on her spare time.

-Has an impeccable taste in classic novels. Her love for intellectual talks and books inspired her to join a book club!

-Every Friday she buys herself a small cake or dessert as a job well done. Nadia definjtelt has a bowl of sweets at her flat.

-You will often see her in a classy coffee in one hand and tablet and notebook in the other.

-Will invite potential business partners to her flat and serve dinner. It’s all about making a good impression (and deals).

-Her bookshelf includes Shakespeare, Plato, Aristophanes, Chaucer, Dumas etc.

Punk Problems

It has come to my attention as of late that people do not fully understand the difference in the punks. Some people seem to think that Steampunk is pretty much everything when you see it.

Let us review the fundamentals. Steampunk is set in an alternate future where steam was the primary technology and they continued on that path till now. That’s basically it. However there are MANY alternate futures with alternate technology’s, and lumping all of them into steampunk is just cheapening them. So let me just show you an example of each.

CLOCK/STEAMPUNK: This era is often Victorian in style for some reason and the steam powered robots often use lots of smoke stacks, gears, clockwork, belts and goggles.

TESLAPUNK: Unlike steampunk, this world functions as if Nikola Tesla had revolutionized the world with his electricity. Lots of lightning rods, Tesla rods and power cables. Often this is confused as steampunk because they often have the a similar look.

DIESELPUNK: This universe takes place in a world where diesel engines and machines using oil are everywhere. This is criminally underused. They usually use a more art deco and WW1/2 style.

ATOMIC/RAYPUNK: This one uses atomic technology. Lasers, blasters, radiation, green glows, aliens and giant robots. Also rarely used but I dare you to watch “The Iron Giant” and tell me you don’t love it.

CYBERPUNK: Possibly more well known than steampunk. A future, in which technology is so advanced people are more technologically advanced than some of the robots. Chainsaw arms, robotic eyes, hooking your brain up to the internet and evil corporations.

BIOPUNK: Imagine a future where technology has advanced so much that we construct living organisms as easily as building a robots. Living machines, weapons, organic clothing and new and improved limbs.

JUNKPUNK: Almost as unknown as candlepunk but still one to remember. This world all technology is composed of random parts you might find in a junkyard. Kind of like the ‘Coolest’ cooler.

SOLARPUNK: This one has been getting some recent attention. However in a world where technology is powered by the sun I have yet to find one robot picture so sorry about this one.

PUNKPUNK: You have gone off the far side of the spectrum. Turn back.


Hopefully now you can tell the different alternate futures apart and can better survive in the world with this Essential information.


(Note this is not my artwork just a quick google search, but I am working on a series that will clarify these examples better with my own work.)

Concept: Alternian washing machines are organic critters that douse clothes in digestive bile, the chemical composition changing based on whatever settings you enter + what other chemicals you add in

Pros: your clothes will be incredibly clean

Cons: putting in the wrong setting means it will literally eat your clothes

???: there’s probably a setting you can use to get rid of a body and leave fresh clothes behind

The Zodiac Signs After Buying New Clothes

Stuffs them under the bed/in the closet: Taurus, Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces

Hangs them and then sleeps for an hour: Scorpio, Capricorn

Actually puts them away properly: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius

Plans out future outfits using the clothes and organizes them: Leo, Virgo

Send a symbol for headcanons on my muse's bedroom!

🔒- Are their doors typically locked?
📐- Do they keep things neat and orderly?
🎨- What color are the walls?
🌸- Do they keep any plants?
⚫️- What kind of floors do they have?
📚- Do they have lots of books?
📅- Are there lots of wall decorations? If so, what kinds?
🗄- What kind of furniture is in the room?
🛏- What does their comforter look like?
🔪- Are there any weapons in the room?
🗑- How full would their trash can typically be?
🖥- Are there any electronics in the room?
🏠- Is it a room in a house, apartment, castle, mansion, or anything else?
🌃- How many windows are there, if any?
🏆- Are there any awards or trophies on display?
🎸- Do they have any instruments in their room?
⚽️- Is there ever any sports equipment in their room?
🍔- Typically, can food or remnants of food be found in their room?
🐶- Are you likely to see a pet in the room?
👕- Are they organized with their clothes, or can they be found on the floor?
◻️- Any mirrors? If so, how many?

Consumerism tells us that in order to be happy we must consume as many products and services as possible. If we feel that something is missing or not quite right, then we probably need to buy a product (a car, new clothes, organic food) or a service (housekeeping, relationship therapy, yoga classes). Every television commercial is another little legend about how consuming some product or service will make life better.
—  Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
memory found || stiles stilinski (part two)

word count: 5288

warnings: season 6A finale spoilers, brief mention of sex

prompt: part two of this imagine

author’s note: i recieved many requests for a part two of memory found, so here is the next part. i got very carried away with this, it’s literally over 5k words. i got emotional at the end bc the music i was listening to. i am so in love with these two parts. also, one of the many authors i like on tumblr replied to the first part. so shoutout to @minhosmeanhoe (not my gifs)

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Conditioned (Part 3)

(Tae questions whether his desire for you is futile but continues to let his lust drive all his decisions.)

Warning:  Around 9000 words.  Lots and lots of dirty stuff happens. Female dom, male sub. Oral.  Dry humping.  Non-traditional sense of sexual morality.  


 “I should have known you had an ulterior motive for coming here.  This place was too far away from home to come for lunch.”  Tae eyed Jin from across the table.  Jin had stopped by his apartment earlier, asking Taehyung to go eat at a new restaurant across the street from the mall.  Tae had been reluctant to go, preferring to spend his day off from work at home playing video games and ordering delivery instead of venturing out into the rain to go across town to eat.  However, Jin was insistent, saying he had a coupon that expired today and offered to pay for everything.

Now that their meal was over, the truth was coming out.  Jin had just asked the waiter to bring another order of food, wrapped to go.  “There’s no ulterior motive.  I just thought that since we were eating so close to Youngsook’s store, I’d get her some food too.  It’s one of her favorite places to eat.”

“If you wanted to see your girlfriend, you didn’t need to bring me along.  Why didn’t you just bring her here on her lunch break?” Tae knew there had to be more to this story.

“Saturdays are their busiest day, so she never leaves to get a proper meal.  She usually just gets a coffee and some bread from the bakery next door.  I’ll look like hero coming in with an honest-to-god meal from her favorite restaurant.” Jin fidgeted in his seat while looking at Tae.  “Plus, I need you there with me when I deliver the meal. She won’t throw the food at my head or yell at me if you are there.”

Tae crossed his arms and leaned back in his chair, raising his eyebrows in a silent question towards Jin.

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ART MASTERPOST - A great selection of art resources form around the web.

Software

My Personal Selections:

  • Fireworks - From Adobe, but my go-to app for graphics. It fuses bitmap and vector art in on amazing package.
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Pro - Super iPad paint app

The Others

  • Alchemy - Fun for abstract shapes.
  • Brushes - One of the first, pro level paint apps for the iPad.
  • MyPaint - a good art app for unix/linux systems.
  • Queeky - A free, browser-based image app.
  • Procreate - An awesome paint tool for the iPad
  • The GIMP - An open source art app that is good and very similar to Adobe Fireworks.
  • Inkscape - Vector/drawing program meant to be similar to Illustrator.
  • DAZ Studio - 3D modeling.
  • Pixlr - A suite of web-based art apps from Autodesk.
  • Photoshop - The gold standard, but not the best graphics app. Mostly great for bitmaps.
  • Illustrator - The king of the hill in terms of vector art applications.

Anatomy

  • heads from different angles
  • anatomy and rotation of the head
  • human anatomy for artists
  • speed drawing studies
  • nude references
  • hands
  • arm and wing movement 
  • beer belliesbody types
  • noses
  • box and egg/run of the stroke
  • a trick for armproportions
  • body diversity
  • anatomy of the waist
  • feet
  • hands and forearms

Color Theory

  • the psychology of color
  • how to mix skin tones
  • color harmony
  • a ton of colour palettes
  • how to contour/highlight
  • colour meanings
  • how to colour

Drawing

  • Drawing facial expressions
  • Arms (male and female)
  • Kissing
  • Drawing faces tutorial
  • Drawing ears
  • Drawing eyes
  • Drawing hair
  • Draw a 3D room
  • Drawing lips
  • Drawing jeans
  • Drawing hands
  • Drawing wings
  • Drawing hats and other head accessories
  • Drawing heads
  • Drawing the booty and thighs

Expressions

  • emotions and facial expressions
  • expressions from different angles (love this site)
  • body language

Poses

  • figure drawing examples
  • posemaniacs
  • gesture drawing 
  • flexiblity
  • hand poses

Skin tones

  • handy palletpainting skin
  • paint some life into your skin tones
  • ethnic skintones

Color Technique

  • gamut mask tool (very nice!)
  • colour does not have to suck
  • 5 easy ways to improve your colouring
  • fucking gradients, how do they work
  • light and shadow
  • painting crystals
  • achieving a painterly look in SAI 
  • painting forests
  • colour scheme designer
  • kuler (more colour schemes)
  • portrait lighting cheatsheet

Tutorials

  • drawing 101
  • how to paint realistic hair
  • how to paint realistic eyes
  • conceptart.org tutorials
  • creature design
  • folds
  • glasses
  • a pretty extensive general art tutorial
  • how to draw hoods
  • how to draw boobs in shirts
  • how to draw hair
  • how to draw faces
  • another face tutorial
  • how to draw hands
  • how to draw mouths
  • how to draw expressions
  • more expressions
  • cargsdoodle’s body tutorial
  • how to draw arms
  • how to avoid same facing
  • how to draw clothing folds

references

  • drawing references
  • hairstyle references
  • eye references
  • a ton of clothing references
  • ear references
  • kneeling/sitting references
  • kissing references

 

Feline tutorials:

  • The domestic cat body
  • Improving upon (lion) anatomy
  • Realistic lion faces tips
  • Big cat paw tips
  • Canine vs. feline - paws and legs
  • Beginner feline tutorial
  • Guide to big cats
  • Feline comparison
  • Canine vs. feline - facial anatomy
  • Canine vs. feline - chest anatomy
  • Guide to little cats
  • Big cat eyes (could work for other eyes)
  • Spot variation in big cats
  • Big cat studies
  • Feline feet
  • Extremely helpful big cat references
  • Domestic cat references

Canine tutorials:

  • Basic wolf anatomy
  • Skeleton notes on wolf legs
  • The wolf skeleton as a whole
  • The wolf skull and teeth
  • Wolf paw tips
  • Basic canine poses
  • Canine ears and chest
  • Drawing realistic wolves
  • Basic wolf tutorial
  • Wolf paw tutorial
  • Paw pad tips
  • Wolf fur direction
  • Canine vs. feline - paws and legs
  • Canine vs. feline - facial anatomy
  • Canine vs. feline - chest anatomy
  • And this is just an excellent DA for wolf reference images
  • Fluid greyhound studies
  • Detailed canine nose tutorial

Avian tutorials:

  • Bird wing anatomy applied on humanoids
  • Bird wing tutorial (lots of underrated tips)
  • Varying bird wing structure
  • Basic owl anatomy
  • Bird wing vs. bat wing vs. pterodactyl wing vs. human arm
  • Bird wings and flight
  • Various bird wings
  • Eagle facts sheet
  • Bird muscular and skeletal anatomy
  • Some great photograph bird (wing) references
  • Dorsal anatomy of a bird wing
  • Winged people anatomy

Human(oid) tutorials:

Facial features:

  • Excellent expressions tut
  • Altalamatox face tutorial
  • Profile proportions
  • Expression tutorial
  • Virtual lighting studio
  • Various facial and body shapes reference
  • Drawing the nose
  • Human mouths
  • Breaking down the human nose
  • How to draw the ear
  • Jawline and kissing tip
  • The human head at various angles
  • Advice on eyes
  • Nose shapes
  • The human skull and face
  • Facial features
  • Portrait lighting cheat sheet
  • Animating dialogue (mouth movement)
  • A kissing tutorial
  • Expressions photo references
  • Semi-realistic eye tutorial
  • Painting a realistic eye
  • The face in profile
  • The human head at various angles
  • Muscles in the neck and face
  • Breakdown of lips
  • Blocked out human faces
  • Average female faces of the world
  • Expressive eye reference
  • Excellent ear anatomy tutorial
  • Constraining the face
  • The face at various angles
  • Human faces
  • Skull to face tutorial
  • Excellent teeth tutorial. Animalistic, but it works
  • Tips on teeth
  • Colours of the face
  • Photographic mouth/teeth reference
  • Stylized noses and ears

Neck, shoulders, arms, back, and torso:

  • A male shoulder study
  • Muscles in the neck and face
  • Neck and torso tut
  • Male torso anatomy in use
  • Arm shape and muscles
  • Breaking up the male torso
  • Female anatomy patterns
  • Male torso photo reference
  • Over the shoulder poses
  • Shoulder structure (male)
  • Male torso in motion
  • A neat arm trick
  • Detailed arm muscle drawings
  • Male muscle reference
  • Human back tips
  • Movement and muscles of the neck, torso, and arms
  • Simplifying a muscular male torso
  • Drawing boobs
  • Female vs male arms and shoulders
  • Making sure ladies have room for organs and realistic boobs
  • Shoulders vs hips
  • Hands on hips poses
  • Muscles of the arms and shoulders (in motion)
  • Varied male and female torso references

Legs, hips, and feet:

  • Male vs. female waist
  • Female anatomy patterns
  • The human hips
  • Male legs reference
  • A beginner’s guide to knees
  • Feet and shoes tutorial
  • Simplifying the human foot
  • Feet reference drawings
  • Feet, ankles, and shoes
  • Shoulders vs hips
  • Bent legs yes and no’s (female)
  • Hands and feet from cone shapes

Hands:

  • Hand tips and reference
  • Simplifying hands
  • More simplified hands
  • The human hand
  • More hand(y) tips
  • Yet another hands tutorial
  • The fist
  • The hand in motion
  • Hand and feet tips
  • Excellent hand and feet studies
  • How hands grip a sword
  • Hand poses
  • Boxing out the hand
  • Hello more hand refs
  • Hand angle references
  • Correct grip on a pistol
  • Various hand references (with object holding poses)
  • Simple hands, fingers, and nails
  • Hands and feet from cone shapes

Full body and poses:

  • Simplifying human anatomy
  • Understanding anatomy part 1 (follow desc. links for more)
  • A guide to movement: flexibility
  • Pose tutorial
  • Varying the female figure
  • Excellent action and couple references
  • Various athletic builds
  • Proportional height of different positions
  • The human body in perspective
  • Body type diversity
  • Another ladies tutorial
  • Fullbody proportions tutorial
  • Guide to human types
  • Couple pose photo references
  • Practice figure drawing (animals as well)
  • How weight sits on different (female) bodies
  • Kneeling and sitting stock references
  • Constructing poses and the line of action
  • Varying your body types (female)
  • Large source of female anatomy references

Hair and skin:

  • Various types of hair
  • Drawing hair
  • Skintone palettes
  • Variation of colour throughout the skin
  • Painting skin
  • Skin tutorial
  • Skin undertones (men)
  • Drawing freckles
  • Drawing different types of hair

Other:

  • Bird wing anatomy applied on humanoids
  • Animal feet on a human figure
  • Various human bone studies
  • Interesting mythical creature skeletons with humanoid anatomy
  • Winged people anatomy

Dragon tutorials (and bat wings):

  • Anatomy of the Western dragon
  • Dragon wing tips
  • Dragon wing tutorial
  • Dragon anatomy
  • Dragon tutorial
  • Bat wing anatomy tutorial

Equine tutorials:

  • Basic horse (back) reference
  • The equine skeleton
  • Horse anatomy and pointers
  • A good, large collection of horse stock references
  • Skeleton of a horse and its rider
  • Horse hooves
  • Skeletal and fluid horse studies

Cervine tutorials:

  • Basic deer anatomy
  • Deer skeleton drawing
  • Deer musculature
  • Deer skeleton
  • Fluid deer studies
  • The Big Book of Drawing: deer
  • Reindeer noses

Ursine tutorials:

  • Fantastic bear anatomy/poses references
  • Basic bear structure
  • Bear anatomy tutorial

Miscellaneous animal tutorials:

  • Sheep vs. goats
  • Anteater studies
  • Chimp studies
  • Asian elephant skeletal drawing
  • Animating four legged creatures
  • Various animal studies from an animation aspect
  • Drawing rats
  • A tutorial on creature design
  • Snake mouths
  • Amazing teeth tutorial

Background and objects tutorials:

  • Griffsnuff background tut part 1 (second in desc.)
  • Tree tutorial
  • Realistic gems tut
  • Water tutorial
  • General water tutorial
  • Drawing crystals
  • Drawing bows
  • Painting rocks
  • Parts of a saber (other swords linked in desc.)
  • Analyzing key and contrast/time of day/etc
  • Corner-pin perspective distortion
  • Using three cubes to make a street view
  • Cloud tutorial
  • A beautiful flower tutorial
  • A simple but effective tree tutorial
  • Drawing mechanical objects
  • Multiple tree tutorials
  • Perspective tricks
  • Weapon and shield accessory tutorial
  • Background painting tips (blocks and angular objects)

Clothing tutorials:

  • Fabric tutorial
  • Clothing folds part 1 (second in desc.)
  • Drawing hoods
  • Drawing jeans
  • Hat on human figure reference
  • Armor
  • More hat on figure references
  • Different shirt collars
  • Collars, sport backs, vests, and pants
  • Draperies and costumes
  • Making colourful fabric patterns
  • Baseball cap reference
  • A ton of clothing references
  • A boatload of well-organized clothing refs
  • Feet and shoes tutorial
  • Dressing Rosalind Lutece (older female clothing)
  • Feet, ankles, and shoes
  • Hats and how to draw them
  • Clothing folds tutorial
  • Drawing clothing wrinkles
  • A breakdown of medieval armor
  • Drawing hoods

General painting, drawing, and style tips:

  • Altalamatox digital painting walkthrough
  • Simple fur tutorial
  • Realism painting tutorial (human subject)
  • Excellent colour tutorial
  • Painting a wolf (good fur painting visual)
  • Photoshop brushes tut
  • Basics of Photoshop tutorial
  • Another digital painting tutorial
  • Common digital painting mistakes
  • Colour and light
  • Soft cel-shading tutorial
  • Various types of hair
  • Colour tips and the mood it expresses
  • Composition tips
  • Lighting and colour tips
  • Shadows
  • Another composition tut
  • Simple colouring via overlay
  • From paper to digital
  • Painting gold
  • Colour palette turtles
  • Excellent fur painting tutorial
  • Skin painting tips
  • Colouring black and white pictures
  • Creating a colour palette with MS Paint
  • Obeying screen direction
  • Analyzing key and contrast/time of day/etc
  • The coil technique
  • Colour adjustment tips
  • Making flat colour pieces look gorgeous
  • Blending with hard brushes
  • Outlining in SAI
  • Uncommon information regarding colours
  • Compositional balance
  • Visual algorithms
  • Gesture over anatomy
  • Disney Chris Sanders’ style tips
  • Design, colour, and value
  • Decent art without lining or shading
  • Varied shots of the human figure
  • Cinematography of the Incredibles
  • Giving characters personality with poses and expressions
  • The main shapes of character design
  • Tamberella’s shading tutorial
  • SAI watercolour tutorial
  • Choosing interesting colours (by PurpleKecleon)
  • Local colour and dramatic lighting
  • Silhouettes and line of action

Hand and wrist health:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome information
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome exercises
  • Wrist, hand, and finger stretches video
  • Another video with good hand exercises
Memory Lane | 03 ft. Yoongi

Originally posted by yoongichii

grumpy husband yoongi au aka lots of fluff and a little smutty language
1.7k words
part 1 | part 2 | part 3BTS in 10 years!AU

A/N: I WILL NEVER FUCKING EVER GET OVER THIS AU UGH

also highly inspired by this video and dedicated to my dear friend who is currently suffering from wisdom teeth pain bc i cant fucking wait til shes drunk of her ass bc of the meds cause i’ll be ready with the camera to make sure that shit goes down in history


“Oh shit, who are you?” His groggy voice croaks out.

You look up from your organization of the clothes you packed for him and your eyes widen when you see him come to. You rush to his side, leaning down to get a good look at him. 

“Babe, are you feeling okay?“ 

He frowns, movements even slower than usual because of the anesthesia. His eyes rake over your features, eyebrows furrowing as he examines how your lashes flutter in confusion and your hair falling around him smells so damn good. 

He squints. “Wait what? Babe?" 

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cynicalmiles  asked:

hey do you have any advice for freshman? i start my freshman year next week and im incredibly nervous about going

Ahhhhh I’ll do my best but I’m also an incoming freshman, lol :3c Excuse the awkward formatting, I’m on mobile.

For me, I cope with my Anxiety by rationalizing to the point that my worries are abated. One way to do this is by over-preparing!!! I like to over-prepare because it helps me feel more in control of my situation. Here are some things to occupy your time with:

Start packing your clothes! My college is close to home, so I’ve been organizing my clothes by the season. That way, when I come home during a break/winter, I can easily switch out my clothes and bring weather appropriate attire. If you’re living far away from home, packing your clothes in advance makes it easier for your family to send it to you via mail!! (Better pray they don’t get lost though lol)

I really, really hope you’ve done your dorm shopping already lol. If you already have the essentials, maybe start thinking about the trinkets! The knickknacks. The crap you bring from home that drips with sentimental value. People always advise freshman to be out of their dorms as much as possible, but as someone who can be easily drained by social situations, it’s important to me that my dorm is a safe space. Also a comfortable one! Which is why I’m bringing lots and lots of pillows. I bought some dog pillows recently, they’re really cute!

I’d also email/text/chat with your roommate if you can! It’s an important thing to do because 1. You need to hash out who’s bringing the rug, and 2. First impressions, even ones online, are important! Also, it’s nice to talk to somebody before you’re even on campus. On that note, if there’s a group chat for your class, I’d try to join it. I’m not too active in mine, but it’s nice to pop in every once in a while. It’s a good way to get people to know your name :) Plus, you can find people who will live in the same dorm as you there! Nice.

If you have your class schedule for the first semester, then you know the names of your professors. If you’re feeling brave, email them and ask them to recommend some outside reading for the class or something like that. If the idea of emailing them makes you shit your pants, avoid talking to them directly and instead sleuth it up online! Google them! Go on ratemyprofessor and read the reviews! Analyze them for weaknesses. Just kidding! But no, seriously, figure them out as a teacher and plan accordingly.

I love school supplies shopping… I love the thrill of micromanaging every single purchase. Also the thrill of preparing for every sort of disaster, and then backup plans for that. Staples is my god. I find organization to be very relaxing! Especially because my executive functioning is shot to shit. Invest in a planner and also some sort of wall calendar that you can hang up so you see any upcoming consequences in real time instead of squirreled away in your book. Trust me, it’ll help. Also buy pens!! Especially sparkly ones. And mechanical pencils. I have a very big budget when it comes to back to school shopping.

BUY A FIRST AID KIT. They’re really fun to make, or you can drop some $$ and buy a pre-made one. Mine is $25 and weighs like ten pounds and has supplies for everything from a paper-cut to someone needing CPR! I love it.

Plan out what clubs you’re going to join! And it may be hard, but try to email the people in charge in advance!! In high school, I constantly missed the join dates for so many cool clubs… to circumvent this, email club presidents and ask for a calendar of all the meeting dates! Or ask them where their booth will be if your school is having a Join-A-Club day. Just make sure to get on the mailing list!!!!!!! Yes. Clubs are 1. A kickass way to spend time, 2. Looks great on a resume, 3. Opens the door to new opportunities like club promotions and other things, and 4. THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE FRIENDS. For every douche in a club, there are like four overly nice upperclassmen who will gladly take you under their wing and mentor you to the point that it’s kind of overwhelming! So join clubs, but don’t overbalance yourself. College is a time to have fun, but also to learn!! Don’t waste your money on booze.

Hm……… I’m kind of tired so I may be forgetting some words of advice but here is a starter guide!!!!!! Good luck :3c

Café Cram

H2OVanoss Coffee Shop AU because there will never be enough of them. Enjoy!


There were two times that the palpable excitement filled the air of the small campus; the day the college students moved in, and the day they left. It was the blissful moments before the stress of classes began, or the relief that the weight of thesi, assignments, and projects had been lifted off of their shoulders.

Evan Fong had just moved into an apartment right off of campus with his two best friends. It was his senior year, the last year before he received his degree and was sent off without a paddle into the real world. And while it was a terrifying thought, Evan couldn’t wait to really start his life.

His roommate, Tyler, was waiting for him outside of the only café on campus. Café Cram, affectionately known as The Cram, was notorious for their late hours and strong coffee. Students flocked to the small shop for an early morning pick up, or a late night caffeine rush before one of many all nighters they would pull that semester. Evan was a frequent customer, his caffeine addiction solely credited as the only thing that had gotten him through the past three years.

Tyler greeted him warmly, pulling him into a hug and patting his back firmly. “Get everything unpacked?”

Evan nodded as he held the door open for his friend. “Mostly. Just have to organize my clothes.” They stood in the already sizable line of students waiting to order. “The rest of my stuff should be here in a few days.”

“I can’t believe we’re graduating this year.” Tyler shook his head solemnly. “We’re gonna have to get big boy jobs.”

“Lucky for the both of you, I have a big boy job.” A bespectacled man rushed past them, delivering coffee to the tables around the room. When he came back their way, he kissed Tyler and headed back behind the counter.

“Barista is not a big boy job, Craig!” He called after him.

The man glared at his two friends and roommates before returning his attention to the cappuccino he was making.

Behind the register was a new man that Evan had never seen on campus before. The college was small, a private university on the outskirts of Los Angeles with less than two thousand students, so everyone either knew each other, or of each other. He was tall and thin, his face hidden by the brim of his uniform hat as he bowed down over the machine.

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anonymous asked:

Hi there. So I'm moving into the first house my family and I have actually owned in years. The only problem is, my room is so small that they're letting me have the spare room as well, which is equally as small. Dorms are usually pretty small, but I'm thinking that these rooms are much smaller. Do you have any advice for decorating or living in a small (set of) rooms? Maybe any useful furniture pieces? (I don't have any. .-.) Any advice or help would be appreciated.

I am sorry it took so long to respond! This past month a friend of mine moved into a tiny studio apartment, and I wanted her advice before responding to you.

Living in A Small Space

Storage Containers

The right storage containers can make all the difference when living in a small space! Head to your local Dollar Store and get yourself some supplies. 

  1. Storage Bins. Go to your local Dollar Store and buy yourself some plastic storage bins. Amazon also sells them, but they’re much more expensive. I’d recommend choosing whatever is the cheapest, you don’t need high quality plastic that was crafted by the indigenous people of wherever. These bins are stackable, durable, and clear plastic makes it easy to locate lost items.
  2. Shoe organizers. Specifically, the ones that hang over doors like this one. These are great for storing makeup, jewelry, writing utensils, cheesy snacks, etc. Drape one over one of your doors, but be sure to consult with any roommates you may have before hand.
  3. Wall Bookshelves. Bookshelves in general make great storage spaces. My old apartment had zero closet space, so my boyfriend and I used a bookshelf to store all our clothes. Since you probably won’t have much floor space, opt for a wall bookshelf instead. I absolutely love the look of a nice wall bookshelf, I have one in my bedroom with some tasteful cacti and my fancy shoes stacked on top of it.
  4. Coat hangers. Might seem like a simple idea, but coat hangers are magical. You can fit multiple coats on one hanger and use the others to hang purses, jewelry, hats, etc. You can also use command hooks if you’re uncomfortable drilling into the walls.

Where to Store

  1. Underneath your bed. As I’m sitting on my bed writing to you, several feet bellow me are two guitars, an emergency kit and several pairs of shoes. Beds are something that everyone has (unless you’re my high school friend Adrienne) so why not utilize them fully? Measure how much space is available underneath your bed frame, and buy storage bins that you can easily slip underneath
  2. Hang it on the wall. Have something weirdly shaped that doesn’t fit anywhere? Hang it on your wall! The only example I can think of right now is something like a bike. Always make sure things are secure!
  3. From the ceiling. Lightweight items can be suspended from the ceiling of your living space. Position jewelry, scarves, and small plants in a visually pleasing arrangement over your bed to save space.
  4. Closets. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a closet in your dorm room, but most apartment buildings will have one. In fact, I would advise you to not move into an apartment with zero closet space. Stack your storage bins high, place bookshelves in your closet, and if possible use plastic or wooden hangers to organize your clothes. I always think of my bedroom closet as my “disaster zone”. The rest of my apartment can look nice because I have a place to store random things like my porcelain garden gnome and my vacuum cleaner that don’t fit anywhere else.

Decor in a Small Space

These are the ideas I came up with in my cheap dorm decor post, but I think they are all very applicable to your situation. 

  1. Plants: Plants are my personal favorite decor (apart from Xmas lights). They’re inexpensive and look great in any location. If watering a plant every day doesn’t work for your schedule, get a cactus! I water my cacti twice a week.
  2. Xmas Lights: I try to distance myself from people who say that Xmas lights are just “seasonal”. I have three different strands of lights up all year long, one in each room and one on my outdoor balcony. These lights are perfect for parties, romantic evenings, etc.
  3. Posters: Posters aren’t as expensive as you think they are, but poster frames are ridiculously expensive. And you can’t buy the cheap ones, they fall apart instantly- you have to buy the $40 ones. My advice to you, buy posters and hang them up carefully with pushpins or tape.
  4. Night lights: I am the sort of person who always needs to pee at 3am. I have always used night lights in my bathroom and kitchen because they’re so much better than blundering around in the dark. Similar to the Xmas lights, they help create that “mood”. I have these cute little lava lamp night lights.
  5. Glow in the dark stars: Just trust me on this.
  6. Chalkboard paint: Dorm room or apartment landlord permitting, chalkboard paint can help turn your room into a perpetual canvas. A friend of mine from college did this to his incredibly small room, and it looked so good.

My friend mentioned that it might be a good idea to make one of your rooms a “bedroom” and make the other your “dressing room/closet/beauty space”.

I hope this helps!

We’ll Wait

Request: Could you do imagine where you tell Tyler you don’t want to have sex till you’re married and you’re scared for his reaction?

A/N: I love this man. That is all.

Word Count: 1208

Warnings: None. (I think)

Up Next: Sidney Crosby


It started with a simple follow. You posted an Instagram photo of a rubber duck. You captioned it “What exactly is the fiction of a rubber duck? Tyler Seguin knows.”

It was probably the nerdiest thing you have ever posted. It went viral. The next morning, not only had Jamie Benn liked the photo but so did Tyler. Tyler also followed you.

jamiebenn14: (Y/N) know’s whats up @tseguin92
tseguin92: o.o how’d she find out

Tyler liked photos back to the start of your account. Over three years worth. Then he followed you on twitter. Then snapchat.

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serious self-care

while it is important to treat yourself, you have to take care of yourself first. here are some pointers.

1. get up from your computer, tablet, phone, iPod, etc. and open your blinds. let some natural light in. block any social media/electronics/stressors for awhile.

2. stretch! reach far above your head and get on your tiptoes. if you can’t, just stretch with your feet planted on the ground. now slowly bring your arms down as much as you can without hurting yourself and stare at your knees. slowly stand back up and repeat until necessary.

3. put on some music, and don’t change what comes on. if you can’t help it, skip a song but don’t linger for too long; this is an easy distraction.

4. start cleaning your room. change your sheets and pillowcases and throw them in the hamper or laundry room. replace them with fresh, clean sheets and organize your bed neatly. open your window (if it’s not too cold/hot) and let in some natural air. vacuum. dance along to your music and enjoy yourself, knowing you’re getting something done. clean your windows with windex. don’t have any? just take a rag/cleaning cloth and soak it in water, twisting it to get rid of the excess and wipe away.

5. clear your desk and/or any surface you have with stuff. throw away trash, put away clothes in their respective places, get rid of unwanted papers, and organize. wipe with the cloth mentioned above to get rid of dust. clean the cloth whenever you feel there’s too much dust and gunk on it.

6. put away everything you’ve used to clean up your room in their proper places.

7. go outside for a quick walk. a round around the block is plenty. if you don’t want to, then sit your beautiful bum outside and enjoy the loveliness of sunlight. your body needs vitamin D.

8. grab some fruit for a quick snack. grapes and cheese actually taste good together, so do apples and peanut butter. find a healthy little somethin’. give yourself a portion and eat slowly to savor every flavor. eating healthy and eating in general is vital. it’s a part of taking care of yourself, and that’s necessary. (no sweets just yet)

9. shower. take off all your clothes and dump them in the hamper/laundry room beforehand. start off with warm water and let your body soak a little. wash your hair and turn off the water when you do so. scrub with your fingertips and avoid tips if you can. rinse and scrub to get all soap out; repeat as many times needed. condition your hair, keeping the water off. brush your hair if need be. now scrub your body with a shower gel/body soap that makes you feel truly clean and fresh. wash to your heart’s content. rinse off in cool water. dry off once finished.

10. brush your teeth and clean your face with a facial wash if you have one. if not, it’s easy to google a DIY face wash but again, don’t let yourself get distracted.

11. change into clothes you haven’t worn and are comfy in. take your laundry and wash accordingly.

12. hug your sibling(s) and/or caretaker(s). thank them for taking care of you. hug your pet, take care of them, too. a bath, refill of food/water, cleaning after them, cleaning their environments, brushing, and some love go a long way.

13. tell your loved ones you love them.

14. now sit back and give yourself a treat, whether it be that cookie or slice of cake you’ve been dying to have or that one episode you want to catch up on. you’ve earned it.