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source: all dear abby columns tagged ‘teens’

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B.A.P  Collectible Figures

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner a B.A.P figure! Please refer to this handy instruction manual for care. And don’t forget to save up purchase points to get a matching Matoki mascot accessory for your B.A.P figure!

Yongguk – Model # 3311990

Accessories included: ramen, tigger toy

One of the more low maintenance figures, your new Yongguk will keep to himself most of the time. This is his normal. However if he seems especially morose your unit has slipped into brooding mode and can only be returned to original factory settings when paired or grouped with the other figures in the line. When sad or nervous use the included tigger, take him to a museum, or engage in a discussion on world events to distract him. If your Yongguk disappears for a short time don’t worry, he is probably acquiring another tattoo or doing volunteer work. This model has a hidden ‘mentor’ feature that unlocks when paired with the Zelo unit.

Himchan – Model # 4191990  New Limited Edition with Pink Hair!

Accessories included: coffee, grilled meat

Your Himchan unit may be boisterous on occasion, but usually only when paired with the later models of the line. His self-esteem switch is touchy and can flip from confident to insecure quite easily. Tape may be required. To ensure this model keeps his pink hair as long as possible you must only wash with cold water. Your Himchan unit will be cranky about this but he’ll forgive you if you tell him he’s handsome. This unit has some boundary issues so it won’t be uncommon to see him with accessories from the other figures or even resting with them in the dormitory (sold separately).

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@clbuspotter asked: Scorbus or drarry? 

(this ended up longer than expected so more under the cut)


  • I always imagine that they got together after the war
  • maybe about 5? or so years after
  • harry and ginny broke up around a year after the war, when they realised they were both clinging to the idea of having lives that echoed their parents
  • they are still super close, and it wasn’t like a !!gay revelation, I think Harry came out as bi literal days after the war, realising that death can creep up on you and that he doesn’t want to die not being known
  • so 
  • I think Draco would’ve wanted some space and I imagine he started life again as a muggle
  • he sends letters to Narcissa weekly, and meets with Andromeda and Teddy a couple times a month but that’s about it for connections to the wizarding world
  • he hasn’t spoken to Lucius yet
  • he doesn’t know if he ever will 

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Clean up from the stream, because I had some visuals in my head that would had taken to long to draw on the spot, I’ll be doing illustrations based on this

Tips and Tricks from Admissions Officers

On Tuesday night I attended a program called “Exploring College Options” in Portland. It was a seminar put on by admissions counselors from Georgetown, Duke, Stanford, Penn, and Harvard. Whether you are shooting for schools at this level or not, I thought I’d share what I learned. 

Applications

Letters of Rec: Find a teacher(s) who knows you well enough to actually give the college a sense of who you are as a student. One way to do this is to ask your teacher what would be missing from their class if you were not present. What do you bring to the table that no one else does? By portraying this they can capture exactly who you are as a person and student. 

Extra-Curriculars: There is no right or wrong EC. However, colleges would rather see you committing and succeeding in one specific area rather than dabbling in several. The Harvard officer explained it as “diving into the deep end” How deep can you go (to what extent) and how big of a splash do you make (your impact)? Finally, do something because you are passionate about it, not because you think it will get you into college.

Essays: It does not matter what you write but rather how you write it. The admissions team wants to get to know you. Get feedback on your essays, but not so much that it no longer sounds like you. The essays give a window into what you will bring to their campus. 

Testing: Testing is a standardized yard stick and is not always fair. Admission people realize that. Do the best you can. Take it once junior year, study over the summer, and again senior year. Don’t make standardized testing an extra curricular activity. In addition, know what tests or subject tests your schools require well before you have to start applying. Rushed testing is bad testing. 

Overview: The application should be a compilation of the best parts of YOU. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t. Admissions officers are normal people and they are rooting for you. 

I want you to go ahead and to form a mental image in your mind and focus. You are at your friends house playing videogames and doing what bros do best. The videogame that you are playing is the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and you both were just about to enter the final level when out of the blue, your friend pauses the game. You ask him why he paused the game and he said that he downloaded a new game on his PC and claimed it was an awesome game. Inquiring about the name of the game, he said the name is Mind Over Matter and he further explained that the those who play the game have an increased intellect and says it has helped him to pass his Calculus exam this past week. That last part really tugged at your curiosity because you knew that you haven’t been doing well in Statistics and U.S. Civics class and thought sure why not, it wasn’t going to hurt in trying out the game. You both turn around from the Legend of Zelda game to the computer. You and your friend both disregard the clutter that he has on his computer desk as he turns on the computer. He knows he promised that he will clean it up later. As the computer turns on and the screen activates, the image of the Windows 2007 appears and makes a chiming noise, signifying that it is logging in. Once the main screen finishes with the uploading, your friend clicks on the icon Mind Over Matter and the gaming program begins to upload and the main menu appears. Your friend explains that before you start, it asks for your first name and age so that way it can create an avatar of you. You proceed to type your name and age in the blank spaces and once you clicked the word ‘Accept’, within a matter of a few short seconds a spitting avatar image of you. You are very impressed with the exact down to earth details of you. Before you began, your friend said that he was going to go downstairs to take care of a few things for his parents and that you can go ahead and play without him. He didn’t want anyone to bother you while you are playing the game, so he said he would close the door for you. You thanked him and once he closed the door, you proceeded to start playing the game. The game showed Level 1 and to you it was relatively easy since the question was about who was the first president of the United States and then it proceeded to level 2. 

Level 2 began with another simple question like what is the square root of sixteen and you answered 4. It gave a simple ding to signify the correct answer. You were so excited and satisfied that this game program would help you in achieving your goals in passing your Statistics and U.S. Civics exams that you started to feel a little warm. You shrugged it off thinking that it was just the warmth of the computer irradiating from the flat screen and continued with the levels.  As you completed Level 5, the program gives you an option of entering one of the three doors. Door #1: states that you will promptly leave the game and return to your normal life of non-passing classes. Door #2: leads to average grades with only success in mediocre colleges. Door #3: untold success and passing classes await. Carefully contemplating the options before you, you knew that if you didn’t pass those grades you would have to go work at a low paying restaurant. The second door could take you to a decent CSU college but wouldn’t get the approval of your parents. With confidence you decided to open and enter through Door #3. However, unbeknownst to you, soft harmonious, melodic, tranquil music is being played in the background as you were answering simple questions and as you were entering Door #3. With Door #3 behind you, you entered a new level called Level L and in order to reach the other side where success and ivy league colleges await, you have to traverse through this opaque black, white, and grey labyrinth hallway. You notice that there is hardly any other color within that hallway, on the ceiling, and on the floor. You knew that passing those tests meant a great deal to you and moved your avatar down the hallway and with each step you take, with each step you make, you notice that the long, windy, construed hallway is getting WARMER AND WARMER. As you continue to traverse down that windy hallway, you find that the hallway now splits into three different directions and decide to move your avatar to the left hallway and in turn the hallway moves left, then right, then up, and down, side to side, parallel, and back down again. With the music only getting stronger, vibrating louder, and the warmth only getting warmer. With more turns you make, with more steps you make, it RELAXES you further and further, but you know that you must reach your goal of passing the Statistics and U.S. Civics exams. You need to pass to enter those ivy league colleges. 

The more the hallways split, the more turns you take, the more turns you make, the stronger the vibrations, the stronger the music plays, the hotter the labyrinth hallway gets, that even the room your in is getting hotter and hotter, relaxing your muscles and your mind as it spreads from the feet to the lower legs

getting warmer and warmer

from the lower legs to the upper legs

warmer and warmer

from the upper legs to the waist 

warmer and warmer

from the waist to the stomach

warmer and warmer

from the stomach to the chest

warmer and warmer

from the chest splitting to the left and right arms and hands

warmer and warmer

from the hands and arms back up and down the back and butt

warmer and warmer

from the butt and back to the neck

warmer and warmer

from the neck to the face, where the heavy, hot, relaxing heat concentrates on the ears, cheeks, nose, mouth, and eyes

warmer and warmer

The pulsating, calm, blissful warmth overwhelming your body, relaxing your body as you slowly but surely, but your mind determined to reach that ivy league potential presses on. Despite the ever increasing warmth of the labyrinth hallway and your body gracefully, continually relaxing. Heading onwards and forwards, and yet unaware your mind is slowly changing, slowly drifting, slowly melting away the DEEPER you go. With the music still playing in the background, under that soothing, harmonious, melodious song, lies hidden messages, hidden words, as I count from 20 to 1, your mind will slowly but gradually melt until there is nothing but my words and only my words. Further you proceed into the labyrinth hallway, the further the countdown goes and with each even number your mind will temporarily lift the warmth while each odd number, your mind will melt further and further and be blank. Your avatar shakes his head as you shake your head in acknowledgement as the countdown begins and with each step you make

20 

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

19

Warmth overtaking your mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

18 

The warmth passing along 

comfortable and relaxed

17

Warmth overtaking your mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

16

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

15 

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

14

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

13

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

everything you follow is the truth and only the truth you obey

12

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

11

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

everything you follow is the truth and only the truth you obey

10

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

9

Warmth overtaking the mind 

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

Wearing no pants and underwear is natural

8

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

No pants and underwear is natural

7

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

Hard and horny is natural

The mind getting drowsier and drowsier

6

The warmth passing along 

comfortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

Hard and horny is natural

The mind still getting drowsier

5

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

Edging the dick is natural

No thoughts, just letting the warmth shutting down all rational thoughts

4

The warmth passing along

comfortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

Edging dick is very natural

Thoughts still fading and disappearing

3

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

Keeping dick hard and horny

Becoming very sleepy

2

The warmth passing along

confortable and relaxed

obedient and relaxed

Keeping dick hard and horny

Very very sleepy

1

Warmth overtaking the mind

melting the mind, blank and relaxed

Very very obedient

You are so very relaxed, so very warm , so very obedient, that try as you may, your body and mind does not want to leave this pleasurable bliss that has fallen upon you. You try to turn back and return to the place where you came from, but as soon as you turn around, a gush of silky warm air penetrates every fiber of your being, your body and mind. Even as you try to turn back your mind is so melted that you have a hard time remembering where you came from and how you got there. A voice beckons you, seduces you to continue towards your goal and a smile spreads across the face for you knew this is where you were meant to be. Your destiny calls to you and you walk towards that destiny to what seems to be a continuous long labyrinth hallway going around and around and around. As the words continue to dissolve your will, your glazed eyes follow these new set of numbers as continue to push you further down the spiral labyrinth hallway, furthering the control over your mind and body. Heading down from 

0

Deeper and Deeper

-1

Stronger and Stronger

-2 

Deeper and Stronger

-3

Stronger and Deeper

-4

Your will fading further and further away

-5

Only listening to my words and only my words

-6 

Following my words and only my words

-7

Your will continually fading further and further into nonexistence

-8

Deeper and Deeper, Stronger and Stronger

-9

Stronger and Stronger, Deeper and Deeper

-10

Completely willing and obedient to my words and only my words

Your mind so blank, so melted, so willing and obedient, blissfully smiling and ready. As the voice behind that charming music continues to guide you to your dream goals.  Your eyes, so glazed, so relaxed, and the mind so calm and melted. The body so limp, so relaxed, your will forever willing to follow the voice’s control. As you enter the Goal of Dreams, the blank, the white, and the grey start to morph and change all around you, flashing strong, deep pulses into your eyes and deep into your mind, wrapping itself around the cerebral cortex.

OBEY THE NOAH

OBEY THE VOICE

ALWAYS AROUSED

ALWAYS HORNY

NAKED IS NATURAL

BE THE FOLLOWER OF NOAH AND HIS COCK

ONLY CUM WHEN NOAH SAYS TO CUM

Your mind assimilating, accepting these changes for it is natural and Noah’s words are the truth.Your mind and body no longer yours to command. Only wanting to obey Noah and his words. For whenever he is on, whenever he talks with you, and even when you strike a conversation with him, you will find yourself unable to contain your arousal, wanting to edge your dick more for Noah. When you see your cock, you will fall immediately back into a deep sleep, ready to follow Noah’s commands. When the game ends on a count of 1 to 5, you will slowly wake up, refreshed, alert and more aroused than you were before.

1

accepting in the subconscious mind

2

justified in the subconscious mind

3

forever the truth and only the truth 

4

stretching, getting aware of surroundings but still edging the dick

5

WIDE AWAKE

You wake up and see the screen awarding you a certificate of authenticity of passing the Mind Over Matter. You don’t know what just happened but are satisfied and proceed to turn off the program. Your friend re-enters the room asking how it went and you said that it was awesome and look forward to completing his Statistics and U.S. Civics test. He also asked if you wanted to reblog and share with our other friends and you said that be a great idea. Your friend smiled and turned around to get something from out under his bed and before you could get up, he said CUM NOW!

A quick doodle since I thought it would be a funny idea if PJ actually grew up with Palette as half brothers o-o

Just goodness PJ would NOT like to be a sibling at ALL. And really when I was drawing this I would think that whoever would hand baby Palette to Pj (most likely Ink so I will use that) would be like

Ink: “…PJ… make sure he doesn’t slip through your arms like when you hold other things…ok?”
PJ: “But what if I don’t like him?”
Ink: “….still… don’t. He’s a living being!”
PJ: *after holding him for a minute* “I don’t like him - can we return him and get no refunds?”
Ink: “…ಠ_ಠ. No PJ. No…….. no watercolor cakes for you.”
PJ: “But DAAAAAAD!”

So yeah… Small break from finals now complete! ^^
Time to actually be productive again. 

PJ by Me
Palette by @angexci

also tagging @nekophy cause yeah got inspired to draw this due to them o-o

gimmebackmybrain  asked:

for promts: I'd love to see what you'd do with Victor's POV, especially if you subscribe to the headcanon of Victor with depression or similar. I've been wanting a giant Victor Angst Fest with him trying to navigate Yuuri's (unknowingly) 'mixed-signals' and his first ever roller coaster 'he loves me, he loves me not'-crush in season 1, but their time in St Petersburg from Victor's POV would be lovely as well. 'So this is what it feels like not to be lonely. But what if he leaves?' Thank you :)

Working my way through the latter half of prompts - thank you all so much for your patience!!

So first of all, thank you so much for this opportunity - it was so much fun to try! I gave your second prompt a shot. It’s bit more ‘wistful fluff’ than ‘angst’ because I seem to be incapable of making these kids permanently sad, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Also thank you so much @kevystel for encouraging me to post what I had written of this earlier this week! It seriously helped me think through this.

Fic below the cut! Also, mild warning for oblique references to depression (plus a bit of anxiety with regard to sense of self?) Also also, this owes so much to this post.

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So when I pointed out that I didn’t want Portia to be physically redirected in the classroom, because #1. Portia is absolutely uncomfortable with anyone touch her and #2 it’s her right to say NO when someone touches her body and #3 that person has an OBLIGATION TO STOP, the teacher was furious and said “so you would expect me to not grab her and put her down if she climbed up on top of some high fridge or something.”

I calmly said “a child’s safety is obviously MUCH different then grabbing her wrists and forcing her to do dance moves, and holding her down when she has a meltdown, or grabbing her head and turning it towards the teacher.”

Apparently in order to be a “successful” adult in the future she has to allow any authority figure to use her as a puppet by unlimited access to her body and that some how will make her less autistic?????

My instinct was taking the teachers wrists and dancing around with her like a puppet, or grabbing her face and turning it towards me when she looked down at her paper, but the Grace of GOD held me back.

They also called me her “crutch”.

Then they said if I didn’t enroll her in classes she wouldn’t receive any more help from the program and my *only* option was private preschool, in which the teacher will “kick her out”.

I asked if they had any information about the program being successful and she couldn’t even come up with anything and was super surprised that I would ask like…how is this state paid for when there is no goal?????


Idk I’m venting I guess but this is unreal

Drinny’s Pixel Tips and Resources

I never thought I would be writing a post like this but here we are. I hope you find it helpful in some way!

Tips

1. The Question - You’ve come across a really lovely piece of pixel art and you think ‘Oh wow, I want to make something like that too!’. After this initial reaction I always want people to think, ‘What do I want to do with my pixel art?’. This is in no way something that should discourage you from doing pixel art but it is good to have a vision or at least a short-term goal for what you want to do. Do you want to make a game, put it on the wall, make keyhcains or practice a new medium? Go for it! This also helps you look for other artists that are doing the same thing you want to be doing and you can pull inspirations from them and learn from them in the long run. 

2. Resources - Always use resources. I can’t stress this enough, especially for beginners of all mediums. Sure, you’ve seen a mountian a million times, doesn’t mean you can recreate one perfectly the first time. Start out by using visual references, pixel references, lighting references, colour references. All of these components will help you to understand what looks good together, and how things look together.

Find artists that inspire you. Find a style that you want to emulate. Practice copying that style. Don’t try to recreate the art pixel by pixel but try and understand how they did what they did and how you can recreate it. You might find a style in the process! For example, my chibi pixel people are based off a twitter avatar I saw a year or so back. It was a simple style and I came up with my own little base.

3. Program - ‘Oh, pixel art! That’s easy, I’ll just use Microsoft Paint!’. No. Just…no. While I myself started out in Paint I do not recommend it, and here is why, you can’t grow with the program. If you are using a program with more options than just Paint, then you’ll be able to try out new techniques and as you get better you’ll be able to make better looking stuff. Of course this goes back to what you want to do with your art but I strongly reccommend looking for a program with more options.

What I use: Photoshop CS6 (Pay)

Other Programs: GIMP (free), Aesprite (free), Paint Tool SAI (Pay), Krita (Free)

4. Practice - I’m terrible at this. It really is the truth though. Even just doing something in pixel art once a week I think has helped me in the slightest of ways. I want to practice more in the future to really push myself harder to get better but everyone has a unique situation right? I like to include that thinking about my next piece and having inspiration show up on my dash really helps. It helps me get excited to work on that next thing even if it is a simple redraw of a scene.

Resources

For Beginners

  • Mort - mnrart - Does a series of videos for beginners on Photoshop tools as well as important things to think about in pixel art. The colour tutorial really helped me!

Pixel Sprites

  • AbyssWolf/Ahruon - one of my first inspirations. A fantastic artist with some of the best sprites out there
  • Paul Robertson - an Adult Swim artist that has a great clean art style. His animation is on point too!

Pixel Scenery

  • 1041uuu -  another huge inspiration for me. Everything is just on point OTL
  • Pixelscenery - is a blog dedicated to reblogging pixel scenery of course! You might find you’re next inspiration here!
  • Waneella - so…good. Their art is a big inspiration to me.
  • @pixellane - In my head I like to call them a mutual but they don’t know me at all XD They have a diverse style that is just simple and clean and I sing the KH theme everytime I see it I strive to have clean lines like that someday O_O
  • 8pxl/@softwaring - beautiful scenery that evolves with every piece. Even have a little tutorial for you!

Other

  • Pixel Dailies - an account on twitter where participants are given a topic for the day and submissions come in from all over. A great snapshot at how one subject can be approached with different styles.
  • Pixelsthetic - Pixel + Aethetic. For those who like that kind of thing. A colleciton of many nice looking work.

anonymous asked:

I want to get into digital drawing( I suppose that's how you draw your cats right? Oh god I hope I'm not wrong) and I have no idea where to begin,like what program to use and these things. I felt like asking you cause you're my favorite artist in the ygo fandom and you seem extremely nice idk.

I use paint tool sai for all my work. it’s essentially a watered-down version of most art programs, giving you the options for layers and modes and a large handful of brushes without the intimidating interface of photoshop. i’m certain there are a few trial-free unlocked versions of sai floating around, but if you aren’t too keen on purchasing an art program there is also GIMP which is free without a trial. GIMP looks similar to photoshop / paintshop in interface and has a lot more bells and whistles in regards to artistic effects and text editing.

I also use a wacom bamboo tablet because colouring with the touchpad of your laptop sucks and so does drawing with a mouse, regardless on whether it’s wireless or not [you’re looking at an artist that’s done both in the past before tablets were even a commercial thing]

honestly drawing digitally is very liberating. you don’t have to worry about wasting paper, and you can always go back and correct your work without accidentally wrecking your paper in anger over not being able to draw a character’s leg. digital also gives you nice, clean and even smooth lines that are relatively easy to work with. traditional is great, but can look a bit haggard when you go to scan it in;

digital pen;

traditionally scanned pen;

going back to the tablet bit, my tablet is from the era of 2008-2009 and doesn’t have the fancy pen pressure levels most tablets do nowadays, but it’s lived for nearly a decade with no issues or nib replacements and I just don’t have the heart to replace it yet. 

that said, if you’re looking into digital work, investing in a wacom tablet [or any tablet for that matter] is a good choice because not only will it save your wrists and fingers in the long run, if you treat them right they will last for a very long time.

anonymous asked:

I just got a drawing tablet for my birthday (same day as Pidge's which is awesome) and I am super excited to get into it! I love your art and it provides a lot of inspiration for me!! I was wondering if you had any tips on getting clean line art?

happy birthday! and congratulations! 

Seeing as i literally never actually do lineart, i don’t really have any tips for you there bud. I do know tho, that if you use sai, then

this little thing in the top of the program should come in handy. It stabilizes the lines you draw which should make it easier to make clean lines. I’m pretty sure other programs has the stabilizer option as well, however idk where they are on said programs. 
i never use it lmao, its why im a mess

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Trump Revealed Location Of U.S. Nuclear Subs In Call With Philippine President Duterte
Can this man be trusted with state secrets?

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information.

The transcript of the call was first reported by the Intercept.

Trump has said “a major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programs and that all options are on the table but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

What? Oh, come on you can’t be serious!

Spring of Life | Oneshot

Summary: He was like the season of Spring: he brought life back into the dead wasteland left behind by your Winter. He was your equilibrium; he was made for you. 
Word Count: 7,163
Genre: angst, fluff if you look hard enough, android!au
Member: Lee “Woozi” Jihoon 
TW: none i can think of! tell me if i need anything tagged

A/N: i opened my playlist from better times while i was in middle school and found the song that made me the happiest. inspired by perfume’s spring of life music video. the song has nothing to do with this, but it’s still good. i’m slowly working on getting better, i really hope i’ll be back soon

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