Richtor’s Advice for Witchlings, Part 01

I’ve decided to rewrite and update the list of things I think it’s good for a new witch to know and have. It got so long, however, that it now needs to be divided up into multiple posts to make it easy on the dashboard!

This post is still just advice, my opinion and thoughts; as such, isn’t meant as a “you have to do this, no matter what” type of thing. I personally feel that all of these things are useful to at least ponder when starting out, but that doesn’t mean you need to do them. No matter what I say here, your path and your craft are your own, and it is up to you to decide ultimately where you want to go and what you want to do. I only hope that this post will inspire you, and give you an idea of what may suit or benefit you.

Now that all that is out of the way, I’ll begin…


Where to Start & Research

I am often asked “where should I start?” in regards to witchcraft, and the answer is super simple - where do you want to start? I generally reply to those sorts of questions with questions of my own. I do this in the hopes that, by answering these questions for yourself, you can draw your own conclusions and figure out a direction you’d like to go, hopefully one that best suits you and your preferences / desires. Some of the things I tend to ask are:

  • Why were you drawn to the craft in the first place? What got you interested in studying / practicing it?
  • What sorts of expectations do you have, if any, about what you can do with magic?
  • Is magic something you just want to experiment with, or do you want to practice long-term?
  • Are there any things in particular you hope to achieve by doing magic? Do you have any end goals for yourself or your craft? Any expectations?
  • What sorts of things would you like to do (in regards to different varieties of spellwork [candle magic, sachet magic, etc.], divination, etc.)?
  • Do you feel an attraction / affinity to any particular branch of magic (chaos magic, green magic, spirit work, hedgework, etc.)? Why? What in particular makes it appealing to you?
  • Are there things you don’t want to go near no matter what? Why? What bothers you about those things?

Ideally, once those kinds of questions have been answered, it leaves one with a sense of direction, and an ideal place to begin looking and studying. Once you know what you want from magic, and what you like about it, you can then set yourself on the right path to get there and do those things. Since I don’t know you, or what you like or dislike, I can’t set you on an exact path on my own; that is up to you to decide where you want to go with magic and what you’d like to do with it. The best thing I think I can offer from a third party perspective, is things that can help you narrow down your path for yourself - no one knows best what you want or like or can do than you.

At this point begins a degree of studying. Yes, you need to do research, though how much research is entirely up to you and what you’re comfortable / capable doing. Like any new subject or craft (not just the magic kind), it is best to learn about what you’re doing. One can’t drive a car successfully without knowing how the car works, or how to control it. A scientist wouldn’t mix together chemicals without knowing how to do so properly, or what the chemicals even are. At least, a safe scientist wouldn’t. Knowing what you’re getting into and what you might be doing, and why, will allow you to proceed safely, and make sure you can avoid any accidents or mistakes. This will also provide you with knowledge that can be used to develop your craft particularly to your own tastes - writing your own spells, creating your own methods, etc. What you learn in this time of study will be like a foundation that you can then use to build the rest of your craft off of.

A lot of my information on witchcraft has been gathered on Tumblr, and I’ve made blogs to compile what I find and learn, so you may just be in the right place for learning! Tumblr isn’t extensive, however, nor should it be relied on completely for all your information. There are many other resources to be found on the internet, including blogs, other websites, and, if you know where to look, entire books in digital format. (This also depends on how comfortable you are pirating - I myself have no issues with it, clearly. Someone recently came into my ask box telling me that downloading books for free like that was wrong, actually, and I just had to chuckle. At this point nothing is going to stop me from downloading stuff the way I do, because I honestly can’t afford otherwise. I am also of the mind frame that knowledge should be free to all people, but that’s not the point here.)

The internet does not hold all there is to learn, so seeking out physical books is not a bad idea. I know it can be hard to find books, depending on your location and whether or not you can be open about your craft, but it shouldn’t be completely ruled out if you have access to them. The library has actually proved to be pretty beneficial for my own research - the selection was limited, but still far more than I expected for the small city I live in. Here are some posts of recommended reading that are a good place to start; however, don’t be afraid to try any book that appeals to you and form your own opinion on them. Also, these books are recommended based off each individual’s personal preferences and opinions, your own may vary.

The following book lists are pages that can be found on various Tumblr blogs; they are not rebloggable, and apparently not accessible from the mobile app.

[Here] is a list of authors you should try to avoid - trigger warning for mention of various disturbing topics. [Here] is a post that talks about why your book on witchcraft might be full of it; if you have any questions as to why that might be, feel free to ask the OP or even myself.

When it comes to studying, it is very important that you take what you read with a grain of salt. There are many problematic authors within the witchcraft community, and not just on Tumblr. Misinformation and cultural appropriation are everywhere, even among well known or renowned authors. It is highly recommended that you use discretion, criticize what you read, and fact check what you learn, if you can; sometimes I use as many as six or seven sources when checking the properties of a single herb. [Here] is a post that explains using discretion and critical reading in regards to witchcraft books.

You are not going to agree with or connect with everything you read. There may be cases where you pick up a book that you have high expectations for, and you read through the whole thing, and pick up nothing from it. It isn’t that you didn’t gain knowledge, but sometimes it doesn’t apply to you or where you wish to take your magic. That is fine. Just because you have the knowledge, doesn’t mean you must use it. And having knowledge without using it isn’t a negative thing either - some day you may want to use that knowledge after all, or it may come in handy when applied with other branches of magic, or it may help you inspire your own path…

With all that being said, there is also nothing wrong with not completing a book if you really aren’t feeling it. Again, it all comes down to you and your preferences, what you want to learn and what you plan to do with that knowledge. If there is anything that you read that makes you uncomfortable, don’t bother incorporating it at all. It is your path, your magic; do with it as you will, and only what you will.


Okay, so this first section just ended up being all about research and stuff. xD The NEXT post will talk more about keeping a grimoire, gathering supplies, and being frugal / discreet. :D

I hope this helps, or gives you something to think about!

Part 01 | [Part 02]

so, as you might have seen, a lot of roleplay characters, be them canon or original, have instances of nightmares or night terrors. however, i’ve seen both used interchangeably. NIGHTMARES AND NIGHT TERRORS ARE TWO SEPARATE SLEEP DISORDERS ! here are the basic rundowns

Nightmares.

  • usually occur in the REM stage of sleep. this is where most dreams are formed / experienced.
  • most commonly experienced in the middle of the night or early morning, close to waking.
  • having a nightmare close to waking results in being able to identity parts of said nightmare easier.
  • are typically easy to remember anyway.
  • don’t have a known or identified cause but factors such as stress, anxiety, and not getting enough sleep can result in episodes of nightmares.
  • typically include themes such as disturbing thoughts / images, associated ‘’ bad people ‘’ aka people who believe to be malicious, loss of control, fear of death, and paranoia.
  • nightmares can be a symptom of post traumatic stress disorder, but can also be caused by fevers, certain medications, as well as stress, conflicts, and massive changes in our daily life.

Night Terrors.

  • occurs during the transition between stage 3 and stage 4 of the sleep cycle of NREM sleep.
  • are less common than nightmares.
  • are usually identified as reoccurring episodic fits of ‘’ intense ‘’ crying, large amounts of panic / fear that raise one’s heart rate, screaming, and rapid / frantic movements of the body i.e kicking, twisting, etc.
  • people who experience night terrors typically DO NOT awake. most of the time, spouses or family members within the household are the ones to inform the sufferer of their actions. the affected do not wake, even though it may seem they are conscious, and promptly return to deep sleep.
  • most common reasoning behind night terrors is post traumatic stress disorder. however, they can also be triggered by lack of sleep, medications that affect the nervous system, and fever. 

BOTH NIGHT TERRORS AND NIGHTMARES MAY OCCUR IN YOUNG CHILDREN ! typically around the age of three years old. children naturally grow out of this, as most scientists and psychologists rationalize this is when young children begin to conjure up and experience fear, which they then begin to regulate and understand.

anonymous asked:

How do you make over the hobby lots?!? I didn't know that was possible :O btw your builds are so awesome! :D

Hey, nonnie! There’s instructions here on MATY–the basic gist is that it involves a little mucking around in SimPE. The hobby subhood and each of the lots need to be temporarily recategorized in order to make changes and have them save.

Each hobby lot also needs to be visited before you edit it or the lots won’t work correctly, apparently. I gave my usual testing sim all the hobby cards by maxing her hobby enthusiasms with boolProp and using the add missing hobby cards option on the Batbox, then sent her to the lots.

I’m not sure how well this method has been tested, so if you want to have a go, make sure to back up your neighborhood first. As far as I know, this method should be okay, but this is TS2. I assume the hobby subhood is hidden for a reason, though whether that’s because we shouldn’t be mucking around in it or just because EAxis has this thing about hidden lots being genuinely hidden, I can’t say.

Personally, I make monthly backups of Middleground as well as one before I do something weird, like making over hobby lots or that time I decided to make a bunch of vampire downtownies, so I can rollback if something goes boom.

By the by, I just went and tested one of the edited lots and everything seems to be working. :D Hobby maven and some townies were there and all that.

wiccangoth  asked:

Do you have anything to help with negative thoughts?

Sorry this took a while for me to get to! It got lost in my drafts…

Hey! 
I’ve gathered a few resources for various subjects so I’d taught I’d share them in one masterpost! I’ll keep adding more resources as I gather more, so don’t worry if a subject you study is left out and feel free to add any resources you may find!

Algebra

Arabic

Art History

Biology

Chemistry

Chinese

Economics

English 

French

Geography

German

Hindi

History

Irish

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Latin

Law

Maths 

Philosophy

Physics

Psychology

Russian

Sociology

Spanish

Tagalog

This is some stuff I’ve gathered over the years from various masterposts and poking around on the internet that help me with my creative writing. I hope you find something to help you, these have really gotten me far! (Note: Everything is free!)

Organization

Plotist

  • I can not stress how amazing this website is. You can keep track of your characters, events, plot lines, and settings. It’s great if your story has a lot of different characters and places you need to keep track of. You can create timelines in which you place in your characters and have a visual representation of where they are and the events happening while they’re there. There’s a lot of information about it on the site if you want specificities.

Pacemaker

  • This lets you set a goal for how many words/chapters/lines/etc. you want to write in whatever frame of time you choose. There are many options for how you can divide your time, and what your quota is for each day. It also gives you visual representations of your goals and progress. This is super helpful is you’re a procrastinator like me.

Names

Magic Baby Names

  • This site is awesome. You enter in a name, and it gives you a list of names similar to it. This is great for when you want a specific type of name (ex. specific to a time period, specific to a race) or when you have a certain feel for a name you want, but don’t have an actual name in mind.

List of Girls Names

  • Has a bunch of names for girls, both common and unique.

List of Boys Names

  • Has a bunch of names for boys, both common and unique.

Most Popular Surnames in the US

  • Having a practically unheard of surname can sounds awkward, unless it has some sort of relevance to your story. Keep it mainstream and believable by picking from this list. If you scroll to the bottom there are also options for popular surnames in America by race, which can be quite helpful.

Last Name Generator

  • If you’re not one to sit and scroll through lists, then try out a surname generator. You can also enter a first name and see how the name and the generated surname look next to each other. This can also generate a lot of other types of names, like for locations or boats or teams or first names or whatever.

Angel Name Generator

  • This generates believable sounding angel names.

Fantasy Name Generator

  • This site has a lot of different options for mythological creatures, and you can also choose what length you’d like.

Inspiration

Pinterest

  • Having some visuals can be quite helpful if you need inspiration. Just play around with search terms and you’ll find some cool, inspiring stuff. You can also create an account and pin pictures that inspire you to look at later. If you want, you can have different collections of pictures if you want to organize your pinned pictures with different labels. As an example, here’s mine (which you could also use for inspiration).

Tumblr Blogs ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 )

  • (Warning: Some of the links are nsfw and/or potentially triggering) These are a couple of blogs that have some cool pictures that are good for inspiration. Also, I recommend creating a blog that you use to reblog things that inspire you for whatever your writing. I have one for a novel I’m writing and looking at it always gets me inspired.

Music

Noisli

  • I love this site. You can turn on sounds like river, fire, storm, railroad and others. You can combine them to create different environment sounds, and choose the individual volume of each one. Another thing this site does, is it has a space for writing. It’s very simple, just an empty space, but the background slowly changes color as you write. It’s not distracting like it sounds, it’s actually very relaxing, and the change is nice so you’re not staring at the same-looking screen for hours.

myNoise

  • This site is good if you want to hear the background noise to your story. It has themed generators for specific sounds like a battlefield or a spaceship, but also other types of sounds. It’s great for getting into the mood or the scene.

Night City Sounds

This is great if your story is set in the city, or even a town. It sounds extremely real and is very relaxing.

Star Trek Bridge Ambience

  • You don’t have to be a Star Trek fan to find this useful. It’s really good for any type of future-y setting, especially a spaceship or work setting.

8tracks ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 )

  • 8tracks is my go-to site for writing music. You can search by mood, genre, fandom/character (good for fanfics), or anything else that comes to mind. There are also tags like “writing inspiration” and “character inspiration” that have great stuff. You search multiple tags at once, to get the exact feel you want. You can also make collections of playlists, which is helpful to organize by things like “fight scenes” or “insane characters.” I’ve linked playlists that are great for writing inspiration above, each with a different theme. Also, here’s a helpful masterpost that has a collection of 8tracks playlists for writing that are categorized by scene type.

Video Game Music

  • Video game music is designed to get you hyped and concentrated, which is great for writing! It’s also quite fun to listen to, so if you’re looking to write an exciting but light-hearted scene, this is good to get you in the mood.

Future/sci-fi music

  • This is actually just a link to one of Daft Punk’s ablums. It was the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy, so it’s super intense and future-y sounding. You can listen to the album anywhere, really. They also have songs that aren’t on that album that are good for future writing.

Information

Other Masterposts ( 1 2 3 4 )

  • These are some masterposts I use a bunch that have lots of great writing resources. They’re mostly resources for writing characters, but the first one touches on a couple different topics.

List of Character Flaws

  • If you feel like you’re character is a little too perfect, here’s a bunch of flaws you can give them. However, know that this list was originally created for RPG characters, and anything that would give the character a disadvantage would be considered a “flaw,” so that’s why a few of the suggestions are a little odd. It’s a great list otherwise, and extremely helpful.

Color Symbolism

  • This is a site that explains what all the colors stand for and mean, and what they’re associated with. Throwing color symbolism in your story can be really cool and an easy thing to do to make your story a little deeper.

Survive Nature

  • Realistically depict your character being stranded or going on an adventure in a challenging terrain. There are guides for being stuck on a island, in the jungle, in the forest, in the ocean/open water, in the desert, and in the snow/extreme cold.
Preventing hand injuries from digital art

I got a question about drawing injuries, and I typed up a pretty lengthy response so I wanted to share it here as well.

I get asked a lot about hand strains and injuries, and it is something most artists have to face one time or another just because we work so hard for our dreams. I personally don’t get strains or injuries, both for art and for piano playing when I still majored in it, two main creative paths where hand/arm injuries are common. My hands rarely feel tired and when they do, I stop drawing. So when I get asked, I usually can only offer the fact that you can find a lot of carpal tunnel exercises on google and there’s nothing else I know about relief exercises, other than I find that flinging my hands also help loosen them up a bit.

The most important thing about this issue is actually prevention rather than relief. I would like to believe this approach is what prevented me from getting injured–I’ve never really been a push through the pain type person, and glorifying suffering and pain as a sign of hard work is definitely unhealthy, as those are huge signals from your body telling you to stop. There are many things that I know for sure strains your hands much more than anything else that I will list below, and I believe that, if it is possible for you, the most efficient way to deal with injury is to find out which of these things is the cause and working around it.

The first big cause is posture; if your arms have no support points (ie you have to hold your elbow up with your muscles or tense your wrist to maintain stability) you will strain much easier, just like how you get tired easier standing at an uncomfortable pose vs a well grounded one. So be sure to seat yourself so that you have somewhere to rest your arm while drawing, while your body is at a relaxed angle with full support. For a normal tablet, rest your arm and wrist somewhere on the table or the tablet. For a Cintiq or tablet monitor, try having it upright so that your elbow can rest on your desk, and your wrist can rest on the cintiq screen, and you only need to use your fingers to control the pen.

The second cause is your grip on the pen. This can be caused by your need for precision/speed of repetitive movement/pressure. Line art, or cross hatching, or pressing hard to get the darkness of the brush you need, are all high stress activities that strains your hand much more than, say, rendering or putting down a base painting. Knowing that, you can:

  • Use a higher brush opacity or turn off pressure sensitivity for opacity to prevent yourself from having to press really hard to get brush impact you want.
  • Go to your wacom tablet preferences if you have one, and set the hardness of the brush so that it’s easier to get the brush opacity/size you want. You want to have the problem of having to try to press lighter for lighter lines, rather than having to press harder for darker/thicker lines. The latter strains much more than the former.
  • If your grip of the pen is too tight purely because the pen is slippery/too small for you/hard to grip, such as old bamboo tablets, there are rubber tablet pen paddings that you can buy online, or you can just use a layer of masking tape all around the grip area to increase friction/grip comfort and make it easier for yourself to hold your pen. A Cintiq or Intuos Pro pen is ideally what you want your pen to feel like: have friction on the surface so your fingers don’t slip, large enough so it rests and takes up space comfortably between your thumb and index fingers without you tensing and curling your hand inwards really hard, and shaped so that your grip is stopped right before the cone of the tip, preventing slipping.

The third cause is the schedule of your drawing. This may or may not be possible to change because for a lot of us, a deadline is a deadline. But try to space your tasks so that you cycle between intense, detailed, hand-straining work, and relaxing, loose, more brainstorming work. The latter is excellent for hand rest while still being productive creative work. For example, if you are drawing comic pages, it might make sense in terms of efficiency to sketch 10 pages, then ink 10 pages, then tone 10 pages. But when you are inking those 10 pages consecutively, that’s when you give your hands no rest and your hand will start to hurt a lot, while you have no choice but to push through the pain to get the work done. Instead, try to draw these pages one by one, or have a few drawings at various stages of completion to rotate between. eg. you work on inking drawing A, then when you feel your hands are strained, switch to putting down loose underpainting for drawing B, switch back to inking drawing A, then start brainstorming drawing C and think more/draw less. Give your hands some natural times to rest up with less intense work, and you get work done without having to lose time by having to really stop drawing altogether.

As tempting as it is to try to feel like you are working as hard as you can to achieve your dreams and aspirations, while feeling guilty about resting/taking the more relaxing route, remember that your hands make your art possible, so treat them well! 

Resource: Wound Types and How to Treat Them

Violence, fights, tension–three words that often carry a story a long, especially anything in the fantasy, sci-fi, or action-adventure realm. Whether it’s hand-to-hand combat (see older resource posts), or weapon usage, fights should be as realistic as possible: the focus should be on the fiction, the characters, and story, not your reader scratching their head saying “that could never really happen.” Here are some resources I hope will help as you embark on your more “wound-based” scenes:

Writing About Wounds:

The Basics:

Gunshot Wounds:

Knife/Stab Wounds:

Healing is just as important as the fight when it comes to story believability. If your character was shot one day ago and is now running aroun the Olympics, it’s likely your reader will close the book and forget about all the important story-telling you had engaged them in prior. Facts count, so don’t let the small stuff derail your next big hit. 

Bullet Journals are a diy planning system which can be a to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary. They are exteremely versatile and customisable! There’s so much examples online I’ve condensed some helpful resources into one masterpost!

Stationery

*These are only recommendations, you don’t need any of these for a bullet journal but they’re just an example of some of the stuff I use in mine!*

Notebooks

There are many other brands but these are the most popular in the studyblr community! Also they offer dot grid, lined and square grid paper. 

Pens

Makers/Highlighters

Miscellaneous

  • a ruler
  • glue
  • washi tape
  • colourful card
  • sticky notes

Page Ideas

  • word of the year/month
  • year at a glance
  • tv shows/movies/animes to watch
  • books to read
  • reading log
  • tv show season tracker
  • college applications
  • packing list
  • blog post ideas/youtube ideas
  • doodles page
  • pen test page
  • bucket list
  • handwriting practice
  • quotes of the day/month
  • pictures from the week/month
  • favourite memories log
  • gratitude log
  • grade tracker
  • music playlist ideas
  • a favourites page
  • food log
  • monthly tracker
  • yearly/monthly/weekly goals
  • things to do when you’re happy/sad
  • recipes
  • birthdays
  • favourite words in other languages
  • study/school timetable
  • outfits of the day
  • dream journal
  • washi/sticker swatch
  • online order tracker
  • budget/savings page
  • importand email addresses/phone numbers
  • passwords  page

Fonts

Doodle Ideas

Inspiration

I hope this was useful! If you’d like to see any other specific materposts, feel free to message me!

10 Tips for Starting University
  1. Consider getting a backpack if you’re gonna do a lot of walking / carrying a lot of stuff to and from uni
  2. Bring all types of clothes. NB this does not mean bring all your clothes don’t do that. Bring clothes for professional stuff, going out, casual clothes, comfy clothes. Bring a bit of everything.
  3. Stock up on easy but semi-healthy snacks. It prevents you from snacking on unhealthy thing, and they’re a+ if you have back-to-back lectures
  4. Keep a plastic bag in your bag / backpack!!! This has saved my laptop and my books from getting ruined so many times when a downpour has snuck up on me, and I could just put my laptop and books in the plastic bag. 
  5. Make a consistent sleep schedule for yourself, even if you don’t have a set time you have to get up every day. It’ll make you feel more organised and make you sleep better
  6. Break down big projects / assignments into smaller tasks and start working on them early. You don’t want to be writing your 3,000 word essay the night before. 
  7. Get a hobby or get involved. Find something that you enjoy doing outside of school, that isn’t watching Netflix. It can be absolutely anything.
  8. Don’t go out or do anything if you really don’t want to, but try to keep an open mind and give things a shot. NB this is not an encouragement to do anything illegal don’t do that. Even if you don’t end up loving it, who knows what’ll happen or who you’ll meet.
  9. Try your best not to eat junk 24/7. It’s hard to be super healthy in uni, but make sure to get some nutrition, or else you’re gonna feel like shit
  10. You’re not going to have everything figured out straight away. Just go with it. Your organisation system doesn’t fit your module structures? Change it. You end up pulling an all nighter to finish your essay? Change your planning / organisation to prevent it happening again. Be flexible and adapt. 
having trouble writing?

update: the link should work now! im very sorry abt this haha h

I’m not sure what most you guys write with these days, if the majority of you are still chugging along with good ol’ Microsoft Word or whatever, but let me introduce you to this beauty:

Write! (look at this snazzy sleek website): 

This is my go to program. It’s light and doesn’t have a five minute start up like Word (or maybe my laptop’s just really clunky and old) and it has these features that make the entire story-building ordeal easier. 

Seriously, ever since I started using this I’ve been just spewing shit out.

It has both a free and a pro version. The free version is beautiful and efficient just on its own and is the one I’ve been using the longest, but if you want to have your work on all your devices, have a night theme for all-nighters or just have some stylish documents, the pro version is $5 per month. If you can, please support them!

The layout is simple and clutter free, nothing overwhelming. The navigation has an option to give you a visual look on what you’re scrolling through rather than the normal scroll bar, which has saved my eyes from squinting every five minutes.

Its got a standard formatting options but not so many that you feel overwhelmed. Simplicity matters! It also has a handy productivity counter which tracks word/character count, pages, reading time, etc.

There are three window options: compact, standard (size-adjustable) and full screen. I always use full screen but when I’m multitasking or want watch youtube videos, the window becomes smaller without cramping your work space since it doesn’t have a toolbar.

It’s pretty hard to find this program (at least it was for me haha) cause of its name. Since this is my favourite writing program so I’m going to spread the word and share it, since it deserves more recognition B^)

Have a Planning System
The most popular is probably a bullet journal as these are customisable and you can make one yourself using a notebook:

There’s also planners that you can buy:

Have a Habit Tracking System
These are great for keeping you motivated to stay productive and remind you to be productive!

Get Rid of Distractions
Distractions are the main reason for being unproductive so it’s important to get rid of them! 

Apps

Desktop

Set Up a Study Space
Your bed should not be your study space! Find a place with:

  • Little distractions ie no tv, no loud noises, etc.
  • Everything you need: all your supplies and stationery
  • The right temperature, too cold & you’ll lose focus, too hot & you’ll feel sleepy
  • Snacks, so you won’t have to keep going away from your desk
  • Water: stay hydrated !!

Exercise
Before studying. It will boost your energy levels and help keep you focused. 
You don’t have to do a full workout or anything, try going for a quick walk!!

Know your Goal
And how you’re going to achieve it! If you know your goal it will be so much easier to stay on task. Perhaps have a reminder of what you aspire to do or the grades you want on the wall in front of you so it’s what you see when you look up!

Try Some Background Noise
It will help block out other noises and help you stay focused!

Time Your Tasks
Timing what you have to do is really good to manage time and remind yourself on what you have to do. 

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I am SO HAPPY to finally be able to announce this!

A year ago, I did tests on products to smooth Worbla for painting - Pros and Cons of each. And my favorite of that batch was Flexbond, especially as I live in the land of ‘I can only reliably spraypaint 6 months out of the year’

It took almost a year of negotiations with Rosco, but Worbla.com and Cosplay Supplies are now offering a much more cosplayer-friendly 16oz containers of Flexbond with free shipping when you purchase with thermoplastics. 

Flexbond does take a bit of getting used to - it doesn’t behave quite the way Mod Podge and Wood Glue do, and you need a drop of patience when applying it, but the results are worth it: especially when you make armor that has to travel or be stored away.

Take a look at this page with video, images and a breakdown on how Flexbond works. There will be even more tutorials and content soon!