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Quick fact. Ready?
Vitamin C is not only a very important antioxidant, but it’s also essential for the production of many other biological agents such as carnitine, collagen, and norepinephrine.

Vitamin C can be obtained naturally through food sources, or through additional supplementation in the form of ascorbic acid. Optimally, one should rely on multiple sources as supposed to just one.

When applying eyeshadow always blend colours upwards and occasionally outwards, this will make the eye look more awake and brighter as opposed to blending downwards which can cause a droopy effect to the eye.

DLC Gladio is near and I didn’t feel like drawing something bad-ass to commemorate the occasion also cuz I’m really busy with school right now. So have Gladio and Cor in the beach xD 

The quickest show not tell tip ever.

‘Always show, not tell,’ is a big fat lie. If you always show, you’ll have half a novel of descriptive words and flowy sentences that will be hard to read.

Here is a quick tip:

Show emotion.

Tell feelings.


Don’t tell us 'she was sad.’ Show us- 'Her lip trembled, and her eyes burned as she tried to keep her tears at bay.’

Don’t show us 'her eyelids were heavy- too heavy. Her limbs could barely function and she couldn’t stop yawning.’ Tell us - 'she felt tired that morning.’

Showing emotion will bring the reader closer to the characters, to understand their reactions better. But I don’t need to read about how slow she was moving due to tiredness.

Likewise, when you do show, keep it to a max three sentences. Two paragraphs of 'how she was sad,’ with no dialogue or inner thought is just as boring.

21.04.2017

Happy National Tea Day! I drank enough tea to float an armada this morning at a tea festival where I got oodles of loot, and highly caffeinated. I started doing a bit of work with my friend at 4, and have waffled around a bit, dabbling in answering some questions for a different course than the one of the above notes, but since my friend and I keep discussing Molecular Reaction Dynamics, I thought it would be best for the both of us if I switched over to that. 

Fun tip- if you have a problem with writing concise notes about a subject, limit the paper size you can use and tell yourself that you have to keep the notes brief. Here I’m using giant flashcards that are about A5 size, and splitting them in half and trying to use one card or one size per subtopic. Making them really helped me with this course, since I didn’t know enough to make full-on notes, and the course was not very loosely structured so I needed extra flexibility.

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Obviously, I’m not the best with drawing hands. But that basic shape helped me with drawing hands best. (Circle works for me too but not as good as that ‘fan shape’ my professor taught our class).

Don’t forget to keep practicing and using real life references–It’s the best way to draw good hands! Take your time drawing them! Don’t rush (unless you really wanna) It’s not a competition.

Got questions? Feel free to ask!

These are just some modern,kinda weird ways to do quick witchcraft and keep it hidden.

-enchant bandaids with positive energies(protection,confidence,peace) and keep them on you if you’re feeling sad,angry,etc. Visualize your emotions as a cut somewhere and put the bandaid over it to try and heal it.

-make your entire room your altar. you don’t have to have one specific place for tools if it’ll look suspicious.

-use hygiene magic such as different hairstyles,bath products,colored hair ties,scented perfumes,flavored toothpaste

-if you’re an artist,clean your brushes on your by painting sigils on your skin when you’re painting

-if your phone is being watched,or your parents are really strict/Christians,use👏your👏school👏library👏check out books on astrology,history of witchcraft,divination,dreams. Also use the computers to search up spells and copy them onto paper/your BoS

-keep tarot cards under your pillow or in the case. this is not only a good hiding spot but good bonding with them. they can also be moonlight charged if your bed is by a window.

-your BoS can be notes scribbled in a regular book,whether on small pieces of different paper or blank space. Careful not to lose the pieces or let anyone else read it!

-create bookmarks of correspondences or whatever you want to memorize and put them in the book you’re reading

-regularly go for walks. unless your parents/people you’re living with are super strict,this is an easy way to bond with nature. bring your pets along for the journey too! talk to the animals,plants and sun/moon/stars. they love you💞

-create a playlist for a spell and as you’re listening,dance or hum along to charge it.

-paint your nails with your intent! green= money,red= courage and so forth

-if your pet is your familiar,play with them and get to know them more

-if asked about sigils ,say it’s for a writing project and they’re a made up language.

Feel free to add on more!

Every year when January rolls around I have the urge to simplify – to start the new year fresh and clean and uncluttered. This doesn’t mean getting rid of everything (I’m faaaar from being a minimalist), just getting rid of the things that weigh you down. So, here’s the unofficial guide to simplifying without going full-on Marie Kondo. 

physical clutter

What’s the area in your room that stresses you out when you see it? Start there. A few quick tips on how to clean specific areas:

closet

  • Take allll your clothes out of your closet, wardrobe, or dresser
  • Put the things you know you’re keeping back in right away – your favorite jeans, that black dress you wear all the time, etc
  • Once you’re left with just the ‘maybes’, try every item on.
  • If you wouldn’t buy it all over again, it should probably go.
  • Don’t just toss what you don’t want, though! Donate it to a local thrift store, charity, or church with a community closet.

desk + shelves

  • Again, start by completely clearing off your desk and study area.
  • Go through your binders and make sure everything is in it’s correct place
  • Migrate materials from old classes into files out of the way if they’re important, or toss them if you won’t use them again.
  •  Make sure everything has a home – pencils should be in a bag or mug, papers in files or trays, and notebooks neatly stacked.
  • Make a point to clean your desk regularly!
  • If you have supplies you don’t need, donate them! Let’s be real – you have way more pens than you could ever use.
  • Books are also a wonderful thing to donate! Your local library or thrift shop would be my top pick. 
  • If you still have old textbooks laying around, list them on your school’s bulletin board to sell, since most thrift shops won’t accept them. 

under your bed

  • Let’s be real: most all of this can go. Grab a trash bag and toss anything that’s not important.
  • You can get one of those rolling tupperware under-the-bed organizers, or just stick what has to stay under there in a thin  cardboard box.
  • Be sure not to leave things loose under there, or you may end up with some unwanted pals living under there ~

digital clutter

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have a lot of digital clutter. It’s so easy to build it up and forget about all that you have stored on your computer!

  • Go through your phone and delete photos you don’t need, apps you don’t use, and old messages. 
  • Do a major computer overhaul! Delete old files and programs so that you have more space.
  • Put all your files into folders so that they’re easier to find later on.
  • Take a look through your friends and following lists, and delete all those people that post negative things.

mental clutter

This is the big one. Mental clutter comes from all of the above, plus just living your life. Some tips for decluttering your mind:

  • Do a nightly brain dump. Before you get into bed each night, open up your journal and write down everything that’s on your mind. Once it’s on paper, you can let it go until the morning. 
  • Find relaxing habits to practice everyday: yoga, taking a warm bath, going for a run, etc
  • Practice mindfulness or meditation
  • Keep a planner!
  • Practice not letting yourself harbor bad thoughts
  • Stay away from negative people if you can. You don’t need negative attitudes to be adding your already stressful life!

simplify your schedule

  • Learn to say ‘no’ more – if you don’t want to go to your friend’s-cousin’s-niece’s dance recital, don’t.
  • Streamline your daily routine;
    • Get ready faster by nixing the makeup you don’t love to put on and finding quick and easy hairstyles
    • Make an outfit idea board on Pinterest and fill it with outfits that you can make from pieces you already have in your closet so you spend less time finding an outfit 
    • Cook meals in advance when possible, or stick an easy meal in the crockpot before you leave for the day
    • Tidy every room just a bit before you leave it, so that you don’t have to devote an hour to cleaning it later on
  • Make time for you each week
  • See if there are any chores that you can outsource (eg, some grocery stores will shop for you for free, all you have to do is order online and go pick it up)
  • Don’t feel like you have to participate in something you don’t enjoy. If you don’t love the sport, don’t play it

I hope you all have a very simple and relaxing year, good luck to you all!

Quick Tip: Making Characters Info Dump Without Seeming Like They’re Info-Dumping

The Tip: REFERENCE information with their OPINION being the focus. Never “tell” information, while not showing an opinion.

  • Why and How it Works:

Show of hands; how much do you hate when characters tell other characters things they already know, just because the reader doesn’t know (and needs to know)? Sometimes there’s information that needs to be shared with the reader and there’s no other way to do it but by SAYING it.

Here’s how to dodge the problem.

Imagine you and your friend are characters. You and your friend just watched a movie together. When talking about it, you wouldn’t “tell” them what happened – you’d reference it.

Example:

“It was an awesome movie. That scene where Harlock swishes his cape and pulls out a huge sword that’s actually a gun, kills three soldiers, and then moves down the hall to take down the others; that was so cool!”

Vs.

“In Harlock Space Pirates, there’s this scene where he swishes his cape and pulls out a huge sword that’s actually a gun, kills three soldiers, and then moves down the hall to take down the others.”

The reader now knows what happened in the movie, but the characters didn’t need to explain it to each other like its new information.

In real dialogue, people REFERENCE shared knowledge. They never “tell” it. If they “tell” it, it’s insulting and the person they’re talking to will be insulted, because you’re essentially saying they’re dumb.

Here’s the Kicker That Makes it Work - Opinions:

What your friend already has is the information. What your friend doesn’t have yet is your view on things. What you’re really giving your friend is an opinion – but what you’re giving the reader is information. Have your characters assess the information and give their thoughts, opinions, feelings, etc. on it in the same breath – rather than just saying it. As a bonus, this is fantastic for showing your character’s personality. 

Pro Tip:

The opinion doesn’t need to be long. It can be as simple as “that was cool!” or “it was evil but it was damn smart.” The end. That’s the opinion. You got all that info to the reader and your character doesn’t look dumb or mean.

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When you just wanted some quick tips on boxing form but you get a full tutorial instead and you’re not even sure if your teacher is 100% right based on how bad he is at explaining things to people who aren’t Himself

quick korean tips for beginners: pronouns
  • they are usually omitted 
  • to refer to yourself: use 나 in a casual setting if you are close with the listener or older than them; use 저 if they are strangers and/or older
  • dont use 너 as the second person if you are not, like, really close with them
  • dont use 당신 either its really awkward and not common 
  • actually dont pay too much attention to 2nd person pronouns and instead refer to people by their titles (especially if they are older) or full names+씨
  • 우리 is also used as the possessive without the particle. (우리 집 = our home)
  • 나 + 의 (possessive particle) = 내 my
  • 너 + 의 = 네 your (but pronounced and commontly written as 니 to diferenciate between 네 and 내)
  • the same rule applies to: 니가 = 네가 (and its def not the same as 내가)
  • 나/너 + 는 = 난 / 넌
  • 나/너 + 를 = 날 / 널

(since this is supposed to be quick and im totally improvising ill talk about titles later)

Quick Tip For Changing a Negative Thought

When you catch yourself feeling negative, and or thinking a negative thought, gradually get into the habit of stopping yourself.

A good way to interrupt the negative feelings, and or thoughts, is to focus on your breathing until you have calmed down some.

After you do that, ask how can you change that thought into something positive that you DO want.

Next, take a minute to describe whatever it is you want, in a positive way, and in great detail like it has already happened.

Doing this will help you practice getting into the habit of choosing how you respond to situations and circumstances, which in turn helps you change how you feel.

Remember: How you feel leads to how you think, and how you think leads to the actions that you take. If you don’t take action nothing happens.

Peace be with you.

Sending you lots of positive vibes.

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And here is another weekly Quick Art Tip Tutorial. This time for proportions. If you’re really a beginner in this, it will be only with daily practice that you’ll see results in the future.

We are no art gurus, but we are happy to share with you our techniques, hoping it will help you in your arts!

If you could reblog and like our page we would really appreciate a lot! We would be very grateful. :)

Quick Tips

Quick tip- If using a DSLR. A lot of people try to achieve the film look with their DSLRs. But what does the film look mean exactly?

I’m sure most are familiar with the basic concept of the “film” look. 24 fps a nice cinematic color grade and shallow depth of field.

But did you know a shallow depth of field is the most over used technique?

One over looked detail is the 28mm lens.

Orson Wells, Malick, Scorsese, and Spielberg have all cited the 28mm lens as one of their most frequently used and, in some cases, their favorite. It has been the gold standard in shooting motion pictures for well over a century.