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“Fight Me”

“Fight Me” - One Shot

Bruce Wayne x Reader

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Word Count: 1509

Key: Y/N = Your Name, L/N = Your Last Name, H/C = Your Hair Color, E/C = Your Eye Color

Warnings: Cursing

Summary: Reader lives with her long time friend, Bruce, and Alfred. After a particularly hard day, the reader has a bit of a meltdown and Bruce helps.

Originally posted by gothamfox

Author’s Note: Welcome to my first Bruce Wayne x Reader fic. I don’t usually read or write for this character, but this idea popped into my head and I ran with it. I am pleased with it and feel good writing it. Writing is therapeutic for me.

This is my interpretation of the characters and the reader is one of my own creation. I leave the names and such open so you can put your own name and features in or you can create your own. I know this may not please everyone, but I’m writing this for myself. I hope people will enjoy this fanfic, but I know that you can’t please everyone.

If you would like to be tagged in any future pieces, please let me know! And as always, feedback is greatly appreciated!



Tags (If you want to be removed, please let me know!): @luciebell-writes , @welcome-to-cobblepothell 

    You were in college to originally follow your family’s footsteps and become a doctor. After one semester of the required classes for you major, you couldn’t handle it. Deciding to follow your true passion, you changed your major to fashion and costume design. As soon as your parents heard about this, they cut you off. You already had a kind of strained relationship with your parents. They didn’t accept a lot of your choices or respect your opinions. Apparently this was the breaking point for them.

    Thank god for your best friend. While you insisted that you were okay and didn’t want to be an inconvenience, Bruce Wayne assured you that you were not a problem and practically moved you in as soon as he heard the situation. Not only did Bruce want you to move in after what happened, Alfred insisted.

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If you ever feel down about your art, remember this:

there is no end to art. 

Art expands as much as you put effort and feeling into it. You can’t get worse at drawing or painting, you can only get better and better.

Keep going!

Feel the movement of your lines and take pride in having your own unique style. Your art reflects who you are and tbh you are an amazing creative individual! Even if you don’t feel like your art looks quite how you want it, keep trying! Try new things! Don’t be affraid to get a little competitive!!!

Most importantly have fun!!!

Art shouldn’t make you want to pull your hair out, art is a way for you to express yourself in a creative way that evokes thought and emotions to others around who see it, be it positive or negative. The more fun you have with it, the more you want to draw, and the more you improve! And make sure to practice often!!!
There is no such thing as ugly art, only art that can be improved upon! 

What if you don’t believe in yourself? Well guess what? I believe in you! I believe everyone has the potential to make amazing art! No one can be bad at drawing or painting, they are just inexperienced. No one can make fun of your creations, they are beautiful because you put a little piece of yourself into each and every piece of art you’ve made, and you are a beautiful person! Anyone willing to devote time into making their own original art is so strong and brave!!!

Please stop trying to change canon

I normally try to keep my ideals to myself but this is really getting put of hand.

Stop trying to change canon. If a character was originally this or that and you‘re adapting it, changing it for no reason other than to fellate yourself on how progressive you are is disgusting. Revolting really; literally makes me sick to my stomach. It’s disrespectful to the era, the creation and creator. Appreciate a story for what it is and move on, it’s not that hard. Don’t like it? Make your own. That would actually be much more amazing. Get creative! Go nuts! Hell, Just wanna draw them as an XYZ for kicks? Yeah, sure those are great too go for it, but don’t try to caterwaul on and on about how they should be or “is/are like totally”.

There is no reason whatsoever to butcher someone else’s work.

Stop circle-jerking and get shit done.

anonymous asked:

1. How do you make your sigils? They're different from other ones I've seen. 2. I have chronic nausea, I get nauseous twice a day, and I think it might be due to anxiety? Do you have any sigils that could help/could you make one? Thanks 😊

Hello there!

Well, that’s what’s awesome about sigils - even with the same creation method two different witches can end up with two vastly looking sigils. We all have our own aesthetics and artistic tastes, and they definitely show up in our sigil work.

As for what method I use, it’s really inconsistent, honestly. Sometimes I stick to a rigid set of rules, sometimes I only use a few steps, sometimes I just doodle and let the sigil come out on its own. The longer I work with sigils, the more I find myself experimenting with methods and styles, and I think that’s evident if you look at the sigils at @magic-for-the-masses, and even go through @thesigilwitch. (Conveniently, I just posted a masterlist of all the sigils I ever posted at thesigilwitch [here] if you wanna check those out!)

Anyways, I will try to give you a basic idea of what my sigil creation method is currently like. This post can originally be found [here], but I am rewriting some bits and further expanding on, so it can be a better resource for this blog.

The first thing I do when making sigils is write down my statement of intent, what I want the sigil to do for me. I always do this in present tense - ”I am” versus “I will”. (There is a post about this somewhere but gods be damned if I can find it right now.) I prefer to use longer complete sentences to make sure I get exactly what I need out of the sigil; only using a couple words or even just one can work just as well, and I have done this too. To help show you some of my process I’ll use the statement “I am safe and protected in my city" as an example - a sigil I made ages ago on @thesigilwitch.

From there I remove any letter that repeats more than once. I keep the first “instance” of the letter and remove any other times it’s used in the statement after that. Some people say you should or “have to” remove the vowels as well, but I keep them, and my sigils turn out just fine; that feels very much like a personal preference thing to me, so whatever works for you. From this step, our example of “I am safe and protected in my city" becomes “IAMSFENDPROTCY.” I always tend to write my statements in capital letters too, because I guess it feels it gives it more impact, makes it stand out and is more prominent, but again, personal preference.

Once that’s done, I break down the remaining letters of my statement into smaller, basic shapes. So A would become / - \, D is just | ), and I think you get the point. :p This is very much a personal preference step. I find my sigils more aesthetically pleasing when they don’t look like the English alphabet - they look more mysterious and arcane, which is a huge draw for me, and basically what made me want to start working with sigils in the first place. Well, besides the fact that they looked super easy, not so draining of one’s energy, and the least likely to cause negative backlash, but I digress. It is good to note, as well, that it is pretty important that you like how a sigil works when you use it. This helps to add a sense of connection with it, which is always a positive thing in magic.

After that, I basically just doodle. I keep my statement of intent in mind as I draw, constantly thinking and repeating it to myself, even sometimes saying it out loud. Sometimes I use all the pieces of the letters, sometimes I use only one of each “piece,” sometimes I just wing it and don’t use any of them…consciously, anyway. This is the part of my creation process that is the most fluid, the most random and sporadic, which I find sort of hilarious. I spend the time to write out the statement, break it down as far as I can, and then most of the time I don’t even use the pieces I end up with. xD There are times when I don’t even break down the statement of intent - like my [”Amulet Coin” sigil] on my personal blog - and others when I rid the duplicate letters but never break it down any further than that - the [”Bring Rain” sigil] is a good example of that. Again, sometimes I just write down a statement of intent, focus on it, then just put my pencil to the paper and let it design itself. Other times I just repeat the statement in my head as I draw it completely freehand on my computer. It basically just depends on my mood, and what I’m feeling for each particular sigil, and also time constrictions.

Anyways, back to the creation process. I generally get a design I like in one to three sketches, but that’s because I’ve spent over a year doing this and I’ve gotten my style nailed down pretty tightly. Sometimes it takes a while to get a design that you like - last year I spent an hour and something like thirty designs for one sigil, that was brutal. It’s fine if it takes some time, just keep trying until you get something you really like the look of. There is no rush, no pressure, and nothing wrong with you or your skills if it still doesn’t happen. Sometimes it’s the universe telling us now is not the right time for us to be trying to use a sigil for that. But that’s a post for another time.

The design I went with for “I am safe and protected in my city" looked like this:

When I have a sketch that I like, I “digitalize” it. I draw a little bit outside of sigil work, and most of my artwork is done with digital art programs now, so I started neatening up my sigils that way as well. It’s super aesthetically pleasing to me, plus they look really nice uploaded to Tumblr when they’re digital. This step is another one of those absolutely personal ones, and has ultimately nothing to do with how the sigils works, just how it looks. I scan the sketch of the sigil, then use a mixture PaintTool SAI and Adobe Photoshop for making a final, digital my sigils. This sigil, “I am safe and protected in my city,“ looks like this when drawn in PaintTool SAI, and made to have a transparent background in Photoshop:

And that’s my process - for the most part. Lately I have been playing around with other creation methods, to see what sort of “looks” I can get, and to see if they’ll work as well. I find experimentation pretty important when working with sigils - they are a part of chaos magic, after all, which heavily recommends playing around and trying new things with magic. Personalization is a big thing as well, in all branches of magic. 

My creation method also really depends on the kind of mood I’m in, and how much time and/or energy I have to make a sigil. If I need to pump one out really fast, I generally just focus on my statement mentally and just let the pencil lead the way.

It wouldn’t be a post by me if it didn’t also include a ton of links for you to browse for further reading and comparison of other methods. ;) You don’t have to stick to one method - you can even Frankenstein steps from multiple methods to make one unique one of your own. It’s all about what you want, what will work for you, and what you like. :)

* = external links / resources

I also have to include [Sigilscribe.me] - an AMAZING sigil generator that I love and highly recommend to those who have difficulties crafting their own sigils!

I hope that is useful to you anon, and good luck in your sigil-y ventures!


Why are you no longer taking commissions of licensed characters, aka “fan art”?

Back in November, I made the original announcement  that I will be ending fan art commissions. I have been getting a lot of questions on the matter so I thought I would make another post letting people know my reasoning behind this.

Firstly, no, I did not receive any cease and desist orders or anything like that.  While not impossible, it’s highly unlikely that something like that would happen on the relatively small scale that I have worked.  Still, just because I probably would never get in trouble doesn’t make me feel better about creating unlicensed sculptures.  

That being said, I never expected to be getting so many fan art based sculpture commissions.  When I first started taking commissions again back in 2012, I was commissioned for a Pokemon sculpture, of the character Koffing.  Ever since then, I have been getting more requests for licensed characters and less requests for the original characters and fantasy creatures that I love.  

When I exhibited at Designer Con last November and saw all the amazing originality and storytelling of attending artists, it made me realize how my art has veered from the original path I had laid out for myself.  I have become better known for fan art rather than my own original creations.  It’s not what I want for myself or my art.  While I have enjoyed recreating people’s favorite characters and learning a bunch of new techniques in the process, it’s time to move onward and upward.

Ending fan art commissions is my first step in getting my business back on track in the direction I want to be going.  This year, I will be expanding my collection of original works, creating more educational material, and generally doing more of what I want to do.  I will still be taking commissions, for now, for original characters, animals, pets, and fantasy creatures.  However, the plan is to one day phase out commissions completely.

I have been told “but you would make so much more money!” and “you would be so much more popular”, in reference to fan art.  But it goes so far beyond money and popularity.  It’s about enjoying the art I create and feeling good about it.  It’s about being known for my own original ideas, not the ideas of others.  It’s about following my own path and my own dreams.  I only have so much time each day.  I want to be spending it on what I WANT to be doing, not what will make me more money/make me more popular/etc.

While I am so happy to share with my viewers and see their reactions, at the end of the day, I make art for myself.  And if I am not happy, what’s the point?  Life’s too short to not love what you do and do what you love.  

(As a side note, I am not telling other people what to do here or looking down on anyone that does fan art.  This is just me explaining why I have decided to take the direction that I have.)

anonymous asked:

hey there :) just a question if you don't mind, what do you think of GRRM's thoughts on fanfiction?

This is a really interesting question that gives me the chance to explain some of the things I’ve been thinking about fanfic recently, so thanks. It’ll probably also get long, so sorry in advance, heh.

First of all, GRRM clearly belongs to the same school of thought as Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Goodkind, and other well-known dislikers of fanfiction: in that it’s lazy, derivative “copying” of someone else’s world and work, that it’s disrespectful to the writer to put their characters into what can often amount to badly written porn with partners they probably wouldn’t have in canon, and that it serves no actual purpose or practice if you actually want to be a writer or get somewhere in the literary world. While I can understand this position, I also think it is profoundly short-sighted and doesn’t grasp the complexity and dynamics of fandom, and what makes people want to create fic in the first place. That’s the short answer.

The long answer is because, secondly, the first misconception about fanfiction is that it is just, as I said, bad porn written by horny fangirls. Yes, we’ve all read plenty of bad fanfic that fits that description, and yes, we probably have some that have scarred us permanently/stuck in our brain forever. That happens. But to dismiss ALL fanfiction as such reveals some rather troublesome thinking. I would like to state that I personally learned about sex through fanfiction. Hell, I learned about LGBT people through the existence of slash. I was a fairly sheltered kid growing up in a 99% white upper-middle-class town, and I didn’t have anyone who I could actually sit down with and who would tell me about these kinds of things, aside from one half-assed “so you’re growing up now” conversation with my mom when I turned 13. Everything else I learned about came through fanfic. Yes, I was probably a bit young to read some of the stuff which I encountered in my explorations, but it also didn’t scar me for life. I was a weird kid, yes, but I was also a creative and curious one, and I literally just took the discovery of slash/LGBT people in stride. It did not cause me one iota of existential distress. I thought it was interesting and I wanted to know more. Because as I said, these were never conversations I ever had with anyone. As an awkward kid who usually had no friends apart from my sister, the fact that I had an outlet to learn it at all was amazing. So to dismiss or stereotype fanfiction because it’s a) associated with sex and b) something that young girls do and enjoy and learn through is pretty damn misogynist. The male porn industry is a multibillion dollar system of exploitation, and yet it’s WOMEN experiencing and writing about sex and being curious, and wanting to do it through the framework of characters they love and worlds they enjoy that is dumb and threatening and silly and etc etc?

Yeah, nope.

This doesn’t mean all fanfic is created equal or so forth. Yes, some of it is, as I said, disturbing and weird. But I’m also not here to be the bedroom fic police. I’m not talking about the merits of one individual or infamous fic, or ship, or fandom. I’m talking about it as an overall phenomenon and the labels and expectations associated with it. And plenty of fanfiction ISN’T like that either. It’s incredibly complex, well-written, miniature (or not so miniature) novels that expand on the characters and world in remarkable ways, tell different stories, explore connections, and more, produced for readers for free and by these authors on their own time because they love and connect with something. That, in my opinion, is pretty amazing, and I wish that the authors who are fanfiction haters could be able to accept this as the compliment that it is, even if they personally don’t agree with the settings or scenarios (and they don’t have to read it, after all). It’s not about a legion of disturbed internet sickos willfully violating your creation; it’s about people who enjoy it wanting to share in and create more of the story on their own terms, and that is pretty remarkable.

I am old enough to remember the days of “characters belong to[x], don’t sue” disclaimers on fanfic. I lived through the Mary Sue wars and the ideas of what constituted “proper” fanfiction, mostly as a teenager in the LOTR fandom. I also invented pretend fandoms for the original novels that I was writing myself, and imagined fanfic written for them. I sometimes wrote metas from the perspective of readers of my books. I invented a fantasy world where both fiction and fanfiction worked together, and played the experience of a fan in it.

As I said. I was a really weird kid. But hey.

So the result is now that I don’t think you younguns understand quite how remarkable it is that fanfiction is a normal and naturalized part of the fanworks landscape. I can come on tumblr and open my dash and find two or three new fics posted every day at least. And we owe that a LOT to J.K. Rowling (and as much as we might not like Twilight, Stephenie Meyer). Both of them were openly encouraging and validating of fanfic; it was J.K. Rowling who, as far as I can recall, was the first author of a mega-franchise to support her fans writing about her characters and telling new stories with them and engaging with them in a spirit of sharing the adventure and the world and not thinking that it was a finite property-guarded thing that might run out. Meyer did the same thing (and hey, 50 Shades of Grey, heinous as it might be, also started its life as Twilight fanfic). They encouraged their readers to enter into the world with them, and to say, “hey, you can do it too.”

I left fandom when I was about 18 and moved onto other things and projects. I wrote a bunch of original novels (and still do). I now make most of my income from my published books, and yet I’ve also started writing fic again. The North Remembers, or TNR, was my gateway drug back into fandom in 2011. I was older, a bit wiser, and I hadn’t done it in long enough that I felt self-conscious about starting again. After all, wasn’t this something that kids did?

And you know what? It was a blast. I loved writing TNR with every ounce of my being, and I still think it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done, fanfiction or otherwise. Fanfiction isn’t “fake” writing. No, it’s not going to be your career, but who said it had to be? I am perfectly capable of writing regular novels and fics alike, to enjoy both of them for what they are, and work on CS stories like Crimson, Lightbearers, Incarcerus etc with the same structure and style that I use for writing original projects, because I’ve had so much practice on so many fronts. I work on fic because I love the characters and the story, and I see the same thing on tumblr every day. CSers of SO many diverse ages and backgrounds and occupations writing stories and posting chapters and filling prompts and experimenting with fic and creation in countless ways. It’s pretty special to me, and it’s pretty important. Adam and Eddy themselves have admitted that OUAT is basically their AU Disney fanfiction, and I’d say they’re doing pretty well for themselves out of it. They’re middle-aged dudes writing fanfiction (and love stories) for a living. So I’m not going to think there’s anything wrong about us doing it too.

Lastly, I would like to note that through one of those random oddities of fate, GRRM actually does know about TNR. One of my readers sent it to him (I didn’t know about this, otherwise I would have been mortified) and GRRM actually read it and responded. (The post I made about that a while ago is here.) And, well, he loved it. He thought it was great and he couldn’t stop reading and thought it was a strong counterexample to his general dislike of fanfic. And maybe that’s because he saw that not all of it is about the stereotype of bad porn written by horny teenage girls, and hopefully he got the effort I had put into treating his characters well, using his style of writing, developing his story in an interesting and logical way, and so forth, just because I loved ASOIAF and didn’t want to wait (and wait, and wait) for the next book. So there’s that.

Overall, and as should be clear, I think authors who condemn and try to restrict or forbid fanfiction miss the entire point of fandom as it has developed and the way readers and consumers want to interact with their story, and fearing and hating it just because your characters occasionally have weird sex written by people who aren’t you miss the point (and GRRM, have you actually READ your own sex scenes? I mean). It’s a particular kind of creative act that is particularly important, at least in my view, because of the overwhelming number of women who engage in it and create it. It’s become a normalized part of the way people expect to be able to consume their favorite media, for better or for worse. Sometimes its tendency to get mixed up or insisted upon in favor of canon can be pretty bad. But that doesn’t diminish the value of its existence as a whole, and as someone who has spent her whole life writing and reading both fic and original stuff, I have a lot of experience behind me when I say so.