past stages

Another reason to stop ‘cringe culture’

I’m a teacher. Today I was covering for a grade 9 science class. Decent kids, if a bit rowdy, and didn’t want to do their work. Wtv, it was textbook work. Not the point.

1 girl (reminder that these kids are, like, 14/15) was doodling bust portraits (head & shoulders) in an art book. I had a squiz and asked her if they were her characters. She said they were and excitedly told me she had so many characters for this one story of hers. I laughed about how I wished I could draw mine, and moved on.

Later in the class, I hear her enthusiastically telling her friend all about her main OC - a gay kitsune prince with a tragic past. It was so, pure, classic Deviant Art: my first OC. And you know what? I loved it. I was just sitting there half overhearing, smiling to myself and glad that her friend was engaging and interested in her story and characters.

This is a girl who will become a creator. She will draw and write and imagine, get better and better. She’ll probably move past this stage and start making more nuanced characters (she was already lamenting she didn’t have enough girl OCs). But this is where she started. This is where so many of us started. I had a tiger catgirl, goth witch/sorceress OC in high school. I found my original design for her recently. Look what I create now.

Let kids be kids. Let them explore and invent and go wild and be cliche and make overpowered OCs. Let them have their anthropomorphic animal OCs. Let them try everything before they settle into maturity.

For fucks sake; let them have fun.

How To Motivate Yourself To Write

This was meant to provide motivation, but honestly, this is more of a list of ways to make sure you get it done, rather than make yourself “motivated”. Either way, this should benefit you somehow.


  • In the words of Chuck Wendig, “do not fucking multitask”. Carve out a specific time to write and use it to write. Don’t try to simultaneously write and tweet and check your email. Whether it be 15 minutes or 2 hours, write, and only write.
  • Take breaks occasionally. You can’t just sit there and fog up your creative lens. Go outside and go for a walk. Go to coffee with your friends for an hour. Do something to relax your brain for a while. It’s the same with studying. Don’t drive yourself up the wall because you feel you’re “on a roll”. Your ideas and plans will still be there when you get back. If you begin to get frustrated or your foot starts to fall asleep, take a break.
  • Use a rewards system. Say, for every 100 words, you get a piece of chocolate. After eating a regular sized Hershey’s bar, you’ve got 1200 words. Go you! (I personally fine this incredibly useful.)
  • Have people you trust hold you accountable. Have your best friend (or partner, if you’ve got one) check in when they know you should be writing to make sure you did.
  • Read books like a writer. Read a shitty book and pick it apart to find what you don’t like about it. Read a good book to find what you do like. Use these reflections and apply them to your own work. Nothing helps quite like learning from other people’s mistakes and success.
  • Don’t get stuck in the planning stages. You may get really excited while planning a story, that huge plot twist, a minor character’s backstory, etc, but keep in mind that at some point you’re going to have to sit down and hash it out. A lot of promising writers never get past the planning stages, so in the words of my very wise boyfriend: “Just write”.
  • Write in places that make your creative juices flow. Get cozy in bed with your laptop open to a word document, light a few candles, make some tea, get that incense going, and write. Music really helps to get in the mood as well, and if you would like to take a look at my writing playlist, here it is, free for public consumption.
  • Keep your mind open to new ideas and changes to your story. Your idea will develop and evolve over time, and the beauty of writing is that you can change anything you want and there are no consequences. If you decide to completely scrap a character, remove a subplot, add one in, or change the plot but keep the same characters, you’re totally free to do so. Nothing about writing is set in stone, so stay open minded to new concepts and changes and, most importantly, criticism. (I won’t elaborate on this because I might end up making a whole other post about this topic in the future.)

As always, this is just a compilation of the tips and tricks I’ve found the most useful in my own experience. They may not help, they may help a lot, it really could go either way or somewhere in between, but all the same, I hope this proves useful to you.

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Grenfell Tower: June 2017, by Ben Okri


“If you want to see how the poor die, come to Grenfell Tower.”

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David Tennant’s Contributions to Doctor Who Episodes
Evolution of the Daleks “Walking on Theatre Chairs” Edition

Excerpts from Doctor Who Magazine issue #383: James Strong’s “Director’s Diary” for Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

The Doctor faces the remaining Daleks and the imprisoned Sec in the theatre.  We have to use the whole space, so I decide to put the Doctor and the company in the stalls.  However, that puts them miles away from - and at least six feet lower than - the Daleks on stage.  I ask David how he feels about crawling to the front and leaping on stage, but he suggests standing on the seats instead.  Genius!  David is now eye to eyestalk with his nemesis. 

Poster’s note: This post is part of a series on some of the contributions that David made to episodes of Doctor Who, because he sometimes gets questions about ad-libs or input he may have had to episodes, but he tends to not take credit for his various additions/suggestions - so I figured I’d list some for him.  I think this one is notable because it is a cool moment made even cooler by the fact that he walks across those chairs without breaking eye-contact with the Daleks (and manages to do so without falling and breaking his neck)

Other David’s Contributions Posts: 
Bigger on the Inside Edition
Scanning a Planet Edition
Shakespeare Code Bedroom Edition

All these ‘humans are weird’ posts seem to talk about how difficult humans would be to work with— but what we’re actually one of the easiest species to work with?


Sure, we have that weird 'relationship’ with local fluffy predators that nobody wants to talk to much about, and when scared (or happy, or excited) we scream at a frequency that bursts other species’ eardrums, and sometimes we do this thing called 'brushing hair’ which involves using a spiked tool to rip out most of our head hair in an effort to make what’s left lie flat— but we’re just so well prepared!

Other species spend generations trying to figure each other out, but for humans there’s a guidebook… written by a human. Several decades before humans actually made contact with other species.


Yeah. Sometimes this preparedness can make us seem a bit like the kind of creep who spends the whole first date talking about the wedding, but even while they’re weirded out by it, nobody can deny how useful it is.


For instance, every species goes through a phase of hating what they see as 'alien invaders'— the difference is that humans pretty much got past that stage almost before they’d discovered space travel. By the time we make contact, we’d already made the groundbreaking works of fiction that suggested that other species weren’t all that bad. The leap from first contact to working with other species, which for most species took generations, was incredibly short for us.


What’s more we’d, bizarrely, already prepared for species that hadn’t been discovered yet. When UP (United Planets, a human idea that had caught on. Other species were amazed that such a thing had been achieved, humans seemed a bit surprised that there hadn’t been one already) made contact with the first known sapient reptillian species, it was the humans who set to work redesigning the heating controls to mimic the climate of that planet. Hell, before other species— who weren’t sure it was going to be that easy— stopped them, they were about to go through with plans to put a hatchery on every ship.


All this 'humans are space orcs’ stuff is what makes humans so easy to integrate into the galactic community.

Come Here Little Girl

Word count: 2,366

Warning: SMUT, daddy kink, rough sex, slight bondage

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Summary/Request: Thank you @thedevilsbestie for your request!

On a hunt, Y/N is surprised to find out in such circumstances, a kink that she has – as is Dean. They try it out when they get back to the motel room.

“I am not doing that. No way!” You shouted through the motel room.
“Come on Y/N this is where he’s going to be and it’s probably our only chance to kill him.” Dean argued. “I have to go too.”
You snorted, “You get to wear clothes though, you don’t have to go in your fucking underwear!”
You had been on this case for the past two weeks trying to find the vampire that was terrorising the city, so of course you wanted to kill the son of a bitch. But the only problem was that he only showed his face once a fortnight at a club downtown. The club looked like your average sort of club from the outside but in reality it was invite only. Not only that but the invites were for men who had girlfriends and partners that would come along only in their underwear (or less) and then, “I don’t even want to think about what sort of stuff happens in that club at night.”

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At some conventions there are artist-related events because literally every nerdy fandom attracts a number of artists in various stages of aspiration. One such event at Indy Pop Con was the Drink ‘n’ Draw- where we all met up at Scotty’s for brews and had a drawing session. 

I didn’t really read the blurb, I just kind of wanted to hang out with other artists and talk about cats. So I did certainly not know that it was a competition- first prize gets a free artist’s table at next year’s show. Runners up get a bag of goodies with a sketch book and some nice pens. Judge faves get a sketch commission.

Now I am not a competitive person. Like… I’ll participate in friendly competition if it’s a thing I like doing, but I’m not in it to win it. So I was just like… pff whatever, I’ll make someone else look good. 

But you have to adhere to a theme. And this year’s theme was ‘The Last Battle.’

And it could be anything you want within that theme. Mostly they were looking at things like storytelling, composition, and technique. 

I wasted about fifteen minutes of the hour and a half that we had, trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I’m awful at open-ended themes all the time and I mentally rattled off a list of subjects that would be good to work with before I finally landed on one that I wanted to do. 

Barney the Purple Dinosaur. 

And I know what you’re thinking:

“What?”

But literally every kid I know grew up twisting the theme song to Barney and turning it into some morbid collection of ways to end the dinosaur’s reign of terror and all of them involved tying him to a tree. 

‘With a knife in his back and a gun to his head-

Woopsie-daisy, Barney’s dead.’

And I figured like… since I’m not really here to win, I’m at least gonna have a good time. So I skipped past the pencil stage and went straight for the sharpies and went to town on this piece of paper. 

And I was not gonna hold back. 

With ten minutes left, the event runner walks by my table and has this ‘what in the fuck is this’ look on his face.

“You know… like in the song?”

“…what song?”

Okay so this is the first person I have met in my life that has not indulged in the honored past-time of recounting the Death of Barney through song. So I start singing the song and he’s still just a wee bit perturbed. 

He walks away, shaking his head, but he’s definitely amused by it. 

Time is up, drawings are in. 

I’m just chillin’ over in my corner with a Pepsi and one of the other artists at my table keeps eyeing the judges because she came to WIN.  She nudges me and she’s like “they keep looking at yours, man.”

“They’re probably trying to dry it off because I spilled Pepsi on it.”

“I dunno… they look intrigued.”

Intrigued is an… intriguing word to describe the faces they were making at my hot mess of a doodle. 

The winners have been decided. 

They get through their personal faves and start listing the runners up. The artist that was checking the judge reactions got one of the judge’s favorites prizes. My girlfriend gets a runner-up for hers. They get to the last one of the runners-up and say:

“Okay, this one came REALLY close.” He holds up a drawing. “Who did this one?”

My hand shot straight up.

“Is that… is that BARNEY?”

“OH GOD WHY?”

“What the fuck?”

I am SHOCKED at this point because what kind of a childhood did y’all have? A fucking nurturing one? “Come on guys, it’s like that song. You know… tie barney to a tree…”

No?

Nothing?

Come on!

So that’s how I won a free sketchbook and came to be known as the chick that ruined everyone’s childhood at Drink’ n’ Draw. 

And I suspect I might have actually won the table if I’d made it clearer that the shadowy figure walking off into the sunset is Baby Bop. 

If BTS songs were named like ‘Friends’ episodes
  • No More Dream: The one that started it all/ Hoseok’s forehead makes a rare appearance before going to war
  • We Are Bulletproof pt.2: The one that will not be forgotten (looking at you, Beyond The Scene) ft. ot7′s abs make a rare appearance
  • N.O: The one where 7 fetuses don’t wanna do homework
  • Boy in Luv: The one where the boys went past their ‘cooties’ stage/ The one where Jungkook accepted he was your oppa.
  • Just One Day: The one where Hoseok was labelled a murderer for killing people with his voice ft. BTS comes clean with their chair fetish
  • Danger: The one where Seokjin realised dancing was seriously not his thing/ The one where Namjoon’s hair looked like cupcake frosting.
  • War of Hormone: The one where BTS decided they were horny and slapping Jimin’s ass was a good way to show it…
  • I Need U: The one where Jimin made the bathtub his second home.
  • Dope: The one where they celebrated Halloween a little too early ft. Seokjin realising dancing would only get worse from here
  • Run: The one where KIM NAMJOON WHY WOULD YOU DO A LOLLIPOP DIRTY LIKE THAT ft. BTS gives us a look into psychology
  • Epilogue: Young Forever: The one that made ARMYs realise they were doomed for liking 7 boys because everything was a fucking theory 
  • Fire: The one where Yoongi thought it was a good idea to burn someone and have a whole clan chase their fucking asses in the future/ The one where ‘btw Seokjin has some camera time and lines in this one’
  • Save Me: The one where BTS realised aesthetics and mother nature was important
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears: The one that is facing a lawsuit from ARMYs because too many panties have been torn due to visuals/ the one that took drugs and shit to a whole new level ft. Seokjin is attracted to statues and Taehyung cosplays as Lucifer
  • Spring Day: The one where everyone wanted that cake to hit Namjoon’s face ft. BTS doesn’t wanna do laundry
  • Not Today: The one where Yoongi messed up big time and got all their asses killed ft. where the fuck is Seokjin, I’m asking for a friend
  • Come Back Home: The one where- no seriously, I’m done with this shit, where the actual fuck is Kim Seokjin, I will fucking shoot somebody
  • Chi Ase Namida: The one  where SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY-AYE-AYE-AYE
  • I like it: The one where Hoseok shows the world that he raps, dances and sings, bitches when will your faves ever
  • Coffee: The one where BTS is hella relatable because I could really use some caffeine right about now
  • Satoori Rap: The one where everyone thinks their dialect is better and it is Captain South Korea: Civil War
  • Attack on Bangtan: The one where one is for all and all is for one
  • Tomorrow: The one where 7 little boys tell you to live life and not fucking waste it
  • Cypher pt.3: The one where haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate ft. Supreme Boi pays a visit
  • Spine Breaker: The one where they tell you to respect yo mama and papa but the mv says otherwise because Kim seokjin might be pregnant with the 8th member ft. memekook makes his official debut
  • Jump: The one where BTS decided to dedicate a song to kangaroos
  • Hip-Hop Lover: The one where Rap Line teaches haters to stay in their fucking lane and let them live their lives
  • Let me Know: The one where Taehyung takes his voice deeper than the Pacific ocean
  • Will you put down your cell phone: The one where Namjoon is fucking done with technology and wants to bring back hardcore sociology
  • Look Here: The one where Namjin thought it was a good idea to verbally harass us
  • Second Grade: The one where BTS is all grown up, moving from diapers to potty training
  • Boyz with Fun: The one where the boys wanted to be party animals but with apple juice instead of wine
  • Converse High: The one where ARMYs thought Namjoon might have a foot fetish and Yoongi begs to differ
  • Nevermind: The one where Yoongi thought it was a good idea to make us tear up for the thousandth time and Seokjin didn’t give a shit or a fuck
  • Butterfly: The one where Jungkook observed his hyungs and got receipts to copy them on variety shows
  • House of Cards: The one where Jimin’s high notes are still stuck in our heads
  • Begin: The one where Jungkook was all ‘I luv u bro, no homo tho’
  • Stigma: The one where Taehyung invented murder through raspy breath and followed Jimin in slaying high notes
  • Lie: The one where Jimin realised he wasn’t going to grow a single inch despite drinking all that milk
  • Reflection: The one where everyone but Namjoon loves himself
  • MAMA: The one where Hoseok set an example of being a good son/sun, same thing
  • First Love: The one where Yoongi told us not to fucking touch his piano
  • Awake: The one where Seokjin thinks he’s a penguin because he can’t fly but in reality, he’s a pegasus who flew through the skies and beyond
  • Lost: The one where vocal line drew the line and said ‘screw cypher, now watch this’
  • Cypher 4: The one where rap line decided to be the rich bitch and make the haters their bitch
  • Am I wrong: The one where the fetuses realised how fucked up the world is
  • 21st Century Girl: The one where they invented feminism
  • 2!3! Hoping for better days: The one where BTS got really emo
  • Intro: Boy Meets Evil: the one where Hoseok makes the album his bitch
  • Do you: the one where Namjoon spits fire but it sounds like he’s spitting sex
  • I believe: The one where 6 little kids ask their leader if they can have a go at his mixtape
  • Joke: The one where Namjoon makes bandages look sexy
  • Agust D: The one where the sugar is salty and rips throats with his tongue technology
  • Tony Montana: The one that made Yoonmin real
  • So far away: the one that showed us true pain and made yoonjinkook canon
  • 4 o’ clock: The one where Vmin is canon but Namjoon and Taehyung take the spotlight and make our ovaries burst
  • Change: The one where Namjoon goes international
  • Even If I die, It’s you: The one where Taehyung realised, ‘if bighit doesn’t love Jin-hyung, I will’ and they killed it tbh
  • Expensive Girl: The one where Namjoon proved to all of us he’s a kinky piece of shit and proud
  • Trouble: The one where Namjin hinted that they were having a go at it
  • Arirang: The one where BTS made a political debut
  • Always: The one where Namjoon showed us that singing is his shit
  • 1 Verse: The one where Hoseok thought it was a good idea to bless with this miracle but never show up solo again ft. we’re still waiting for that mixtape, sweety
  • We don’t talk anymore: The one where Jungkook and Jimin thought it was okay to drop the bomb of how good their English pronunciation was
Imagine - Zach asking you to sleep over at his house

Originally posted by capuleht

@nrowanova request: “just imagine zach’s mom and sister not being home and he asking you to come over and 👀”

You and Zach were in your bedroom helping him study for his next biology test, but Zach kept getting distracted by wanting to kiss you. “Zach, babe, we got to study for bio right now” you told him when he tried to lean in and give you a kiss again. “I know and we will, but we’ve been studying for hours, I think it’s time we take a break, don’t you?” He says with a flirty grin, planting a kiss at the base of your neck. He slowly starts peppering kisses up along your neck until he reaches past your jawline to your lips. “Zach…” You say warningly. But to no avail, Zach kisses your lips. It starts off slow and innocent, until his tongue swipes across your bottom lip demanding for entrance. You know you should stop him now and continue studying but you just can’t find the will power to do it. So you decide to give up and let Zach’s tongue have access to your mouth. He immediately plunges in, driven by a frenzy of hunger. You moan into his mouth, Zach truly is an amazing kisser, which is no surprise. He is one of the most popular guys in school, you’re sure he has kissed plenty of girls before you. But that’s not important right now, so you push the thought from your mind and concentrate on Zach. His hands are slowly trailing down your back all the way to your ass, which he cups. After a couple of minutes of making out, Zach breaks the kiss and looks you in the eyes, “I love you, you know that right (y/n)?” he says a little out of breath from your previous actions. You look and him, slightly confused where this is going, but say with a small smile and a peck on his lips, “Yea of course I do Zach, I love you too.” He smiles back at you but then looks down for a second contemplating his next words. “My mom and my sister are out for the weekend to go and visit some relatives… And I have the house to myself… So I was thinking maybe you’d like to come and sleep over, you know, spend the weekend together…?” He asks with a nervous smile. You freeze. Zach and you have never slept over at each other’s house and with the way Zach is acting right now, you know what he’s insinuating what he wants to do this weekend with you. You’ve never gone past the stage of making out, you guys haven’t done IT yet, nor have you talk about doing so. Of course you love Zach with all your heart and you do want to do it with him, but there’s one little problem. You’re a virgin. And given Zach’s social status at school and how popular he is with the girls at Liberty high, you can only assume he’s already lost his. You don’t want to disappoint him, and being it is your first time, you’re scared… Zoning back into reality, you look at Zach, he looks nervous and you feel bad for making him wait for an answer. But you’ve made up your decision now. “Sure, that’s sounds great” you say softly with a gentle smile. Zach exhales, relieved. “Awesome!” He says suddenly excited for this weekend. “I can’t wait to spend some alone time with my favourite girl” Zach says smirking. You laugh, excited, although a tad bit nervous, too. He suddenly leans in and gives you a long, passionate kiss. “This will be fun” Zach says after breaking the kiss, “trust me”. And so you and Zach return to your biology notes and continue studying. You look over at Zach, he’s concentrating hard on reading some notes, you smile softly, no longer afraid of this weekend and not fearing of disappointing Zach. He loves you, you can see that, and you love him. That’s all that really matters…

bts// dirty talk

seokjin

i feel like jin wouldn’t really say anything too dirty. i think he would be more into praising you. he loves boosting your confidence in the bedroom. he wouldn’t mind if you said anything “dirty” but jin would absoultely lose his mind when you moaned his name.  

“uh god you feel so good baby.” he would moan into your ear as he slowly, teasingly, thrusted into you. 

‘ahh- jiiin, please go faster.” you would respond. 

“anything for you baby.” would be the last words he said to before he started pounding into you with everything he had in him.

Originally posted by jjilljj

suga

  he would live for dirty talk, always asking you how good he felt buried deep inside of you. i feel like he would tease you with his words. he would also love it when you talk dirty back to him; he would feed off of it. 

“what do you want jagi? tell me what you want.” yoongi would groan lowly to you as he licked a stripe up your neck slowly. 

“i- i want your hard cock in me. me make me scream so loud my throat will be sore tomorrow.” almsot instantly he would stick his dick into your pussy, starting to grind deeply in you. 

“mmh, you like that?” he would ask as your moans started to get louder with each thrust. “tell me how much you like it.” 

Originally posted by scartic

jhope

  i think he wouldn’t mind if you spoke dirty to him but he would be thrilled when you moaned. your high pitch moans, your low groans, his name. with each one of your moans his dick would grow harder and harder. i think he would be very vocal towards you though. hoseok would praise you constantly. 

“ohh- hoseok ahh.” you moaned, your nails scartching down his back, surely leaving marks. 

“oh god baby, you’re so fucking tight. i love the way you feel.”

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

rap monster

  both of you would love dirty talk. the way both of your voices dropped an octave to a seductive level. the way your voice’s sound level could change from quiet little whispers to loud almost screams. the way he filled you was amazing, the way you felt around him was mind blowing but the dirty talk made it 100% better. 

“you’re going to fuck me so hard tonight right, daddy?” you would whisper to him. 

“of course jagiyah, ill make sure you can’t walk or sit down for weeks.” 

Originally posted by bexsblogposts

jimin

he would be really into you praising him. you never spoke too dirty but that was fine with him. if he was being the dom that night ever word he would say would be filled with lust. if he was the sub only some words would be spoken from him. 

“ohmygod jimin you’re so big. you feel me so good.” you praised him, your eyes rolling to back of your head.

“yeah? you like my big cock drilling into you?” he would ask you, trying to keep his eyes open himself. you would whimper in response to him, not able to do anything due to the amoiunt of pleasure. 

 jimin would instantly slow down, “huh? use your words baby girl.”

Originally posted by lightheartedfun

v

you would be too shy to speak dirty to him, which he would completely understand, but that wouldn’t top him from speaking dirty to you. he would continuously groan into your ear how good you were making him feel. one night yoiu got the sudden confidence to speak dirty back to him, surprising him and yourself. 

“you like the way i clench around huh baby?” you would whisper as you grinded onto his lap. 

“uhhh baby, those words sound so good coming from your pretty little lips.” 

Originally posted by jimin-bts-trashs

jungkook

  when you two first started having sex, dirty talk was barely happening, only moans and graons from one another. but later on in the relationship, you guys would get past that stage and would lke to try anything and everything. so one day when you guys were witht he boys ytou leaned over and whispered into his ear. 

“i can’t wait to get home so you can fuck me into oblivion.” you smirked as you spoke. 

his eyes widening instantly, nervous another member heard you, “shh baby, tell me what you want later and i’ll give it to you.” 

Originally posted by roselstra