scrimping

Okay, question time:

Who do you define as a major character in the Fae Tales Verse?

For me, personally, it’s Augus, Ash, Gwyn and Gulvi. And while others are significant, they’re more ‘ensemble’ than anything.

But for the sake of…AO3 warnings, and wanting to be thorough, I’d like to know what the majority thinks.

Because of reasons.

Feeling dead smug because I just split my train fare five times but used the “calling at” list of times from National Rail to make sure I’ll always be on the same train and managed to book a journey from Bristol to Durham (300 miles) less than three days in advance for £47.50.

fxllingstars asked:

hello, i understand that you upload images from the fancafe to share with the armys that are not leveled up but don't you think rules were placed for a reason? :/ i mean of course you aren't the only one doing so, that is definitely true! But i think most ppl are just trying to reduce the amt of fans doing so, but definitely calling ppl names isnt the right way to go about it. :/ and honestly speaking, isn't it unfair to those that had to spend so much time deciphering the level up questions or

(cont.) those who scrimped and saved for army 2nd gen in order to have access to it? I’m not hating on you, just trying to make you understand, or understand your thought process. Because ultimately if you choose to upload, I honestly am in no position to stop you. Just well, don’t you think if many of us do this bighit might take measures to punish us? I wouldn’t know because i’m well, not bighit but isn’t it better to take precautions?

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What reasons were the rules placed there..?

Thousands of ARMY spend time trying to level up and fail because if you don’t know Korean, know someone who speaks Korean or even cannot afford the $10 to stream a song on Korean based sites then you cannot level up. Also, most people cannot just buy Official ARMY to level up either.

Do you really think that only having a Korean level up form is fair to international fans? On top of that the questions are extremely hard and now they recently made the questions image based so you cannot copy and paste into google translate. You literally have to write out the questions yourself if you want to use a translator…

Is it really fair that they can have English notices for stuff they want us to buy but not an English level up form? Like really…? You can buy all the BTS albums in the world but you still cannot level up in the cafe without knowing Korean.

Thoughts.

I have not one penny to my name right now. 

People are probably going to assume that i’m about to say it sucks, but I’m not.

I love it. I like having no money whatsoever. Mr A has paid the bills for this month, and I’ll be working again by the time next month’s come round. But for the time-being, I’m loving finding new things to do that cost no money. I’m loving reusing things I would have thrown away and making something new with them.

I’ve just unraveled a horrid old (HUGE) jumper, along with an old blanket, and I’m reusing the wool as part of my patchwork baby blanket.

I’ve switched to more natural things too. Yesterday I realised I needed carrots, but Mr A was out, so I couldn’t ask for the money, but I thought about the carrots we are growing. So we had baby carrots instead, leaving some to grow full size, and replanting the tops of the baby ones.

I think this lifestyle might be here to stay. Also when I’m working again, think of the money I’ll save by not buying stuff we already have, or expensive stuff we don’t need. I cleaned the shower with a tub of baking soda this morning. Better than any of the chemicals we used to use!

things to never scrimp on

Getting a discount is exciting. Getting a discount on something you really want is even better. Then there are times when you think, “oo that brand is WAY cheaper I’ll buy it”. For some things it is ok, but for others uttering that sentence is something you will live to regret.

Once upon a time I was in Tesco (a supermarket in the UK - horrible) and was going to buy bread. I saw some Tesco brand bread and thought they were a lot cheaper than my usual brand, so trying to save money I bought two loaves. This was a bad decision. After I got home and ate it I realised there was a reason it was a quid cheaper per loaf. It wasn’t the basics version, but it was pretty bad. That day I learnt the important lesson - never scrimp on bread (unless you know it’s cheap AND good).

So here are some things that you should never scrimp on:

1. Toilet Paper. It is just not worth it.

2. Tea. Yes, you could buy the basics / home brand version, but it’ll taste the same as dipping a worn sock in your cup. Same for coffee.

3. Bread. See above.

4. Underwear. You can get pretty good and cheap underwear, but spending that little extra for comfort is worth it.

5. Milk. Yes, the major supermarket’s have just cut the price of milk screwing the farmers even more, but that’s not the issue here. The issue here is skim milk and even worse the ultra skim stuff. Why even both? You know what would be easier? Water + white food dye. You would get the same effect and taste.

6. Meat Pies. I once bought an Action meat pie for 50 cents. It tasted like poverty and I couldn’t finish it. I don’t think there was any meat in it.

What else do you think you cannot scrimp on?

Calling other hobbyists “rich” is so gross to me. I absolutely hate it. I am technically in poverty according to tax standards, but I work my ass off, sacrifice other luxuries and treats and scrimp and save for the dolls I do own. It disgusts me that people assume I’m spoilt and gifted everything when in reality I have strong will power, focus and hard work. I bought my dolls with hard earned money in a poorly paying job I hate, not wishes and puppy dog eyes.

Image by BJDConfessions

anonymous asked:

1 with jikook please :) xx

things you said at 1 am

“i don’t think i can do this anymore,” jimin says and jungkook’s heart thuds in his chest. no. they’re standing at an impasse in their kitchen, illuminated by one harsh fluorescent light. “i can handle dirty dishes and having to scrimp by and everything that comes with this.” he sweeps a hand around their tiny apartment. “but that was because i thought you’d be there with me.” 

“i am here with you,” jungkook says a little desperately. 

jimin laughs, voice hollow. “you haven’t even looked at me in three months.” 

jungkook has no excuse for that. he hasn’t been able to meet jimin’s eyes in so long. they’d been full of dreams and hopes but reality had caught up in the form of expenses and responsibilities and consequences. 

“i’m sorry,” jungkook says and he steps forward. jimin flinches a little away. “i’m sorry.” he wraps his arms around the tiny form and jimin sags in his hold. “i’m sorry. but i still love you. and i still want this to work.” 

“i love you too,” jimin whispers because as much as he tries to deny it, it’s the truth, and he lets jungkook tug him into their bedroom and jimin curls up with jungkook again for the first time in so many nights of sleeping with their backs to each other. 

send me a ship and one of these and i’ll write a mini fic

Lost My Job? Or Set it Aside?

Well, that’s it. I had a chat with my boss, and we decided that my time at my day job was at an end. Business at the book shop has been pretty bad for the past year or so, and I wasn’t the only person let go. But cons have been going well for me, my webcomics have been drawing a steady income, and I’ve scrimped enough savings to make for a stable transition. I was planning to quit in about six months, so while not optimal, this is far from a disaster. So as of right now, I’m a professional freelance and webcomic artist. I’m incredibly scared. But the time is right.

I’m ready. 

So what do I need from you guys? Well, nothing, really. I have a lot of hard work ahead of me. But I'm intensely lucky to not be in any current financial danger. So you can pretty much scroll on by with a warm feeling of “Well, all right for her." 

But if you do want to be a part of this new chapter of my life, you can consider commissioning me, or chucking some spare change over at me on my Patreon. Right now, it’s Sire themed, but seeing as I have a lot more time, I’m thinking about posting my secret fourth webcomic up there for people to read. And for donating, you can get sketch requests and art and stuff!

But one way or another, if you’re reading this journal, it means that you care enough about the things I make to be here. And that’s amazing. You keep me going, and I love you all so much.

So uh… we saved up for over a year and we finally have the following:

Over 10 games to be getting on with. (Life is Strange, Transistor, Castle Crashers, Raiden 3, Child of Light, Ori and the Blind Forest, Portal 2 (and obviously Runescape) to name a few).
Screen recording system AND for streaming too.
A camera.
A brand new PC with very high specs.
Two monitors, one is huge.
A mic with boom, shockguard and pop filter.
Editing software.
2 xbox controllers, connector and charger.

And prolly some other stuff I forgot…

…so yeah. I’m super happy even though we’re super poor and scrimping at the moment, but this is amazing.

We’re gonna do Runescape vids aswell as misc games but I’m super excited tbh.