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National Novel Writing Month

Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.

What is it?

As some of you know, and others were able to guess, it’s an event that starts every November 1st here in Internet Land where you try to write a 50k novel in a month by setting up a daily word count goal. There’s a website for the event, which you can check out here. You can sign up on the site to participate, but it’s not a requirement.

I am actually participating this year in a sense. I’m going to be using the month to finish the current draft of my novel, but for those of you who are starting one fresh, it may seem like a tall order. So, to help you guys out, I’ve complied some links from this blog and from others in the community. If there’s a post you really like that I missed, let me know. There are likely a ton. These are just some of the ones I had bookmarked.

Slithering Ink Resources

Community Resources

I still see people complaining about how Isabelle can’t seem to make public works go where you want them to, so here’s a guide to placing things.

Red = Public works project. Buildings have dead spots where nothing can be placed in front of their doors. This space is counted as part of the building. 

Orange = Actual size of the project. Orange spaces cannot overlap, but they can touch. This means that public works and buildings must always be at least 2 spaces apart from each other. Cliffs, rivers, rocks, ponds, trees, bushes and bamboo cannot be in the orange area, but they can touch it.

Blue = Where you must be standing in order for Isabelle to put it in the right spot.

idk about bridges though. I don’t have enough free space in my towns to mess with those.

This wiki page has pictures of all the public work projects available along with their sizes.

i’m actually tearing up when carmilla said to run away because she looks so afraid and tired and hurt and she just wants to be a normal teenager living in hotel rooms and going from city to city like runaways

she doesn’t want to fail anyone anymore or be a hero or anything literally all she wants is to be with laura, and iT HURTS because you can tell she’s been thinking about it and she’s probably thought through scenarios where one day she’d actually get to run away with the love of her life but instead life puts her through so much pain again and again like wow st Op

and laura goes ‘that would be nice wouldn’t it’ and carmilla just mhms and she chuckles into laura’s mouth, like heck yes ofc it’d be nice and i just want her to be happy uhgGhh

Where to get supplies?

So I see a lot of posts on here from witches who are on a budget or new witches who don’t know where to get supplies. The answer is actually pretty simple. And it’s anywhere! For real. If you need something be on the lookout for what you need wherever you go. But I’ll give you something more specific.

1) Craft stores.

When I first started out that’s where I got most of my things. There are thing to decorate your altar, candles, bottles, jars, candle holders and more. Plus you can get your creative on buy decorating your jars and things the way you like.

2) Dollar stores

For the witch on a budget. candles, holders, incense. Some even carry a few food items like herbs! They also have jars and such, but beware they might not have a wide selection of things. So they might only carry a few different colors of candles or one or two sizes of jars. But white is always a good all propose color! Carve sigil on it for a boost in power. A witch is resourceful if nothing else!

3) Big box stores

Your local walmart or target might have what you need. They usually have candles and herbs, plus small dishware for offering bowls or water bowls(or any spellwork really). So when you’re doing your weekly shopping take some time to look around. You might find something you need.

4) Antique stores

DON’T PANIC! Not everything at an antique store will break your budget. Antique just means it’s old and/or collectable(those words are often vaguely defined). I found my chalice for less then 5 bucks in an antique store. This is a place for people looking mostly of altar supplies.


5) Health food stores

Why? Because a lot of those places have bulk herb sections. And what a more perfect place to get herbs? Some even carry less common herbs. Some even carry loose bulk teas, like lavender and chamomile, which you can drink and also use in spell work. They also often sell mortar and pestles which are sometimes hard to find at your local big box stores.

6) Online

You knew that though? But I’ll tell you my favorites. http://www.themagickalcat.com/ 

http://www.13moons.com/

I’ve personally bought from both of these places. Both are reliable and the products I’ve gotten have been great!

7) Metaphysical store

Last. Because we don’t all have access to one. And becasue they are generally small business they aren’t always the cheapest way to go. But if you have a local metaphysical store that you like and want to support, do it! I have one that I love dearly. It’s owned by a local guy and staffed with awesome people. So I go when I have a few extra bucks becasue I want them to stick around.

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Here’s my take on the characters from that wonderful series that is The Lunar Chronicles by Marrisa Meyer (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚🌙

[the pages are quite detailed so you can click on the pictures for terrible character descriptions and to see stuff a little better! I’ve tried my best to stick to the characters’ heights (which u can find here) to do that thing at the top where they all stand next to each other and make ze’ev look like a giant. 👀]

[you can also see the first picture in high quality on my deviantart and the character boards that I’m going to post probably tomorrow.]

People who say that if Abbie were in a relationship with Ichabod it would stunt her growth..

But don’t say a word about Katrina being a literal plot device and the fact that her relationship with Ichabod literally cannot go anywhere at this point..

This! This right here. Lately, I have been seeing people get hate saying “go kill yourself” and “Mark and Jack wouldn’t want you here.” Why? What do you gain from that? What if that person actually did? Like Jack said, “think about what you’re fucking saying.” It is such nonsense. These people that are getting hate are REAL people with REAL feelings and they could already be going through so much and then, out of no where, get hate saying to kill them self. Don’t be an asshole because you can. Just think about what you’re saying before you say stuff like that. You don’t know what that person is going through.

Source: Ishuhui Scans

Kuroo: Awesome!
Narration: Revealing the usual poster!!
Bokuto: Kiyoko-chan’s form fitting suit… Good job, Ennoshita!! [TL Note: He calls her little sister here, which is imouto-san, but there really isn’t a ‘shorter’ suffix in Japanese for that unlike big sister, where you have nee-san, so like Saeko-nee-san, so I’m opting to go with ‘chan’ until I know what’s in the actual raws.]
//
Kuroo/Bokuto (Thoughts): They’re blocking her off so well we can’t see anything!
Hinata: Something bad’s happened!
Kuroo: What’s up, Chibi-chan?
//
Hinata: Aone-senpai’s being questioned by the police!!
Police: Is this little kid from your family? Can you show me your ID?
[Words on back read - Miyagi Prefectural Police]
Narration: He really looks like a suspicious person!!

So the above short comic is related to this poster for the new Ennoshita movie. Both the comic and the poster came out in the recent issue of JUMP NEXT and there are no public raws for it yet. I’m sure we’ll see stuff about it in the next volume of the light novels~ Thanks to tobimikesan for letting me know.

Scene Order for the 5.15 scenes filmed Yesterday

Because so many people are understandably feeling triggered by the content of ‘Bash’ (whether you feel 'good’ about the ep or not, the content is obviously triggering), and I know a few people were feeling very triggered by the idea that Kurt witnesses and gets involved in an attack that ends up being a murder (memorial), I did ask Gi if she would be willing to let me know the scene order of the filming scenes from yesterday. 

I actually thought there were enough spoilers out there to piece this together, but there were competing theories, so for the record, here you go:

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About the new blocking system

I would like to thank the tumblr staff for doing the best thing they could have possibly done here recently: Fixing up the block system to where you can keep people from actually following you. I appreciate this so much, and I know plenty of other people who do and will too.

Friends: It doesn’t automatically work on your existing block list. You have to go through your list, unblock, and reblock everyone already on your list from before the block system fix. Otherwise, they’ll still be following you. Make sure to write down their URLs, because once you hit unblock, they’ll disappear from your block list. Don’t forget who ya wanna be rid of.

Please spread this around so people know!!!

Happy and safe tumbling, friends <333

Soooo… this is (finally!) an update on my ✿ sterek fanfic rec masterlist ✿ It’s been so long since I last updated my masterlist and I found out that people still check it so here we go!! The (27) fanfics I’ve just added to my masterlist (fave is actually for super favorites bc I’d never rec you badfic ok):

Cornerstone by Vendelin (fave!)
(83,738 words)
Summary: Suffering from PTSD, ex-Marine Derek Hale moves back to Beacon Hills to open a bookshop and find a calmer life. That’s where he meets Stiles, completely by accident. Stiles is talkative, charming and curious. Somehow, despite the fact that he’s blind, he’s able to read Derek like no one else.

Three Marks by sanam (fave!)
(113,736 words)
Summary: “And then there was pain again, but this time it was in only three places—his arm, below his clavicle, and next to his heart, all on the left side. It felt like the skin was being sliced apart, ripped open, flayed off— And suddenly it was done. Derek looked across the room and saw the boy on the floor, looking about as bad as Derek felt.” // Derek and Stiles learn that bonding is probably best done with ridiculous amounts of video games and maybe a little bit of time.

Play Crack The Sky by WeAreTheCyclones (fave!)
(122,787 words)
Summary: Excerpt from “Hale Pulls the Plug on the Future of Rock,” Rolling Stone, Issue 1203 – Oct. 2014 “Fans and music industry vets alike are left reeling in the wake of bassist Derek Hale’s sudden departure from Smokes for Harris. At a time when the foursome from Beacon Hills, California seems to be on the cusp of rock superstardom after just one double platinum record, Smokes has everything to lose.” // Excerpt from “Smokes for Harris: Gladiator,” SPIN.com – Feb. 2015 “Smokes for Harris gives in a little to the pop punk of yesteryear in their sophomore effort, but rather than pandering to fans of a lost era they elevate the genre in a way that hasn’t been seen in quite some time. Frontman Stiles Stilinski works double duty as singer and primary songwriter and proves that he can handle the task even without former bassist Derek Hale.“

Binomial Coefficients by DevilDoll
(20,783 words)
Summary: In which brainy freshman Stiles Stilinski wants star quarterback Derek Hale to join the math team, AKA math nerds in love.

Keep reading

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I am in love with my new NQS figure!!! She’s the grand prize from the third Ichiban Kuji lotto series. 

She’s actually a bootleg, haha… the official version is around $90 so I settled for a $17 bootleg. I can’t really tell the difference, though! Here’s where I got mine.

Before too long, I’m going to run out of space for my Serenities! :o

PSA: Use common sense when playing Pokemon GO

Am I the only one makes sure I’m in a very safe area before taking out my phone to play Pokemon GO?

Here are some tips, though:

-Make sure you’re away from cars.

-Don’t catch Pokemon when crossing the street or even at the sidewalk. You can get hit by a car or someone can hurt you when you are not looking.

-CHECK THE APP to search for nearby pokestop BEFORE ACTUALLY walking there. The game tells you, so walking while looking at your phone simultaneously is NOT necessary.

-When walking don’t look at the phone, and instead look where you’re going while walking. When you sit down or stay in one place, THEN check the phone

-DO NOT CHEAT BY DRIVING. Not only is that dangerous, but it’s also illegal.

-DO NOT go to private property to catch a pkmn or take over a gym. That’s just stupid. Do that in safe, public areas instead.

I know this stuff is common knowledge, but it’s incredible how people get so preoccupied with their phones that they ignore safety because, “Yea I know what I’m doing I’m not stupid!” And then get hurt anyway.

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This is my new favorite video. It’s from a zoo in Nagasaki, Japan, where you can actually interact freely with the capybaras. I want to go there so bad.

More videos here

Flight Log Theory Additions

Okay, so the Flight Log: Turbulence trailer just dropped and I was so excited because not only was it BRILLIANT and so well shot, it supported my theory. If you haven’t read it already (I posted it yesterday), you can check it out here.

Anyway, I figured I’d break down the new trailer and provide some explanation as to how it fits into my theory. It’s gonna go a little out of order of how everything’s actually show in the trailer, so if you haven’t watched the trailer on it’s own yet, you should do that first.

Here we go!

We actually SEE an airplane this time around! Woah! Anyway, we see Jinyoung once again separated from the others, just like the dream sequence in the bedroom where no one interacts with him.

While in different clothes this time, there are still numerous things showing that the six boys are still dead and just appearing as figments of Jinyoung’s imagination. One is the drawing on BamBam’s face. If you remember, Bam had drawings on his face when he was in the van as well, which is when the boys all died. This being the last memory Jinyoung has of BamBam means that poor Bam is doomed to always being remembered as the marker-faced kid.

Jackson is also still filming everything, as that’s how he was last remembered.

When the seatbelt sign comes on, Jinyoung immediately tries to go and help his friends, since it seems like they didn’t hear it. However, the flight attendant immediately holds him back, saying he needs to stay seated, while the other six continue to yell and run around the cabin without the flight attendant saying anything. This seems to make Jinyoung realize that the other boys aren’t actually there, but instead are parts of his imagination.

The oxygen masks then drop when the plane hits turbulence. The masks signify the connection to life. Jinyoung doesn’t take one when they drop, instead simply holding on for dear life as the plane starts to shake. The other six are still fooling around and yelling, again signifying they aren’t actually there.

The same flight attendant who told him to stay seated is still walking around without any trouble. When Jinyoung tries to get up a second time to go to his friends, the woman holds him back again, this time holding the oxygen mask up to his face.

This flight attendant is actually his subconscious’ version of the medic who is saving his life. The oxygen mask in the plane is actually the oxygen mask that the female medic is feeding him air with.

Right when she first puts the mask on him, Jinyoung immediately slips into a semi-conscious state. His brain imagines this as being trapped in a water-filled container. He’s very peaceful and calm at first, seemingly unaware of where he is or what’s happening. This is representative of his unconscious state. However, as he opens his eyes and realizes where he is, he begins to panic. This is representative of his body receiving the oxygen the medic is feeding him and, in turn, desperately grasping for more. Lack of oxygen = drowning sensation.

As Jinyoung’s body slowly begins to regain consciousness, he goes through a series of flashbacks to his dreams from when the boys first died mixed with some new dreams. One of those is the image of Youngjae in a brightly lit, mostly white area watching over an aqua parakeet similar to the one Jaebum had. Because the parakeet still has color, it’s representative of Jinyoung and his hope that his friends are watching over him and that they haven’t forgotten him.

After the rapid-fire flashbacks, Jinyoung finally regains full consciousness at the site of a car accident. While the entire site looks truly horrendous with lots of fire and flipped, burned cars, Jinyoung is once again unscathed. He’s also in different clothes, suggesting that this isn’t the car accident that killed his friends, but instead is a different incident.

The appearance of Jackson’s camera at the end is a hallucination, seeing as it’s not broken, has no apparent scratches, and is replaying the footage from the Flight Log: Departure trailer. This signifies the memories of his friends and how they’re still there in his head.

Admittedly, there are still some parts I’m not sure about. Here are some things I haven’t quite puzzled out yet:

  • What happened to Jinyoung to put him at the sight of that car accident.
  • Why the paramedics aren’t more focused on/worrying about him after being unconscious at the sight of a wreck.
  • Why Jinyoung always manages to be unscathed after accidents.

Hopefully some of these will get answered in the MV, so we’ll wait and see what happens then.

Interview: Kaethe Butcher

I’ve been a long-time admirer of the art of Kaethe Butcher, so I worked up the courage to ask her for an interview - I’ve never asked anyone for an interview, much less actually interview them. Nonetheless, the point is (as you have probably gathered from the title) that she said yes. So here you go.

A.


1. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Has it changed over time?

I take inspiration mostly from music and lyrics, photos, movies, other wonderful artists and my thoughts or things, which currently interested me alot. Those things and thoughts changes over time, but sometime’s I’m just thinking: Is this all what I can create, is this it? At this time I’m stuck in this disgusting gloopy thinking that I’m creating nothing, the big senseless nothing.

2.What first attracted you to the arts?

You can do whatever you want, you can express yourself, you can change someone’s mind and you can do all this in a shiny aesthetical way – not flawless, because boring ‘course.

I love details and a bold style the most, something what gives myself a feeling in one or another way. Maybe something what I’ll never be.

3.How has art helped you?

It helps me all the time to clean my head a little bit from the juggernaut of my thoughts.

4.There are some recurring themes that keep coming up in your works, such as the eroticism. What do you try to express through them?

I don’t know it anymore – it’s just the way I’m drawing. I love the naked feminine body, very soft and excellent to draw, it’s pure when someone’s naked and all of us are vulnerable at this state. We cannot hide ourselfs – and maybe it’s just the lack of my personal erotic life.

5. Is there any goal you have set for yourself?

Currently not really. This year will be really without prospects. There’s something I really want to do - a eagerness - but I don’t know, if I’m good enough. Besides from this I need to learn being comfortable with myself and to deal with my social anxiety – guess this could be a lifetime job. And one of those other dreamy goals is to illustrate just once for the Little White Lies magazine.

6. Give us a song or a musical piece that is currently stuck in your head.

My least favourite life by Lera Lynn, Nevermind by L'orchestra Cinematique and Scream by Emmy Wildwood. The first two are from the second season True Detectives and the last one from Scream Queens – yes I’m a Series Junkie.

7. Is there any particular person that really inspires you?

At the moment there’s no one – no muse, nothing. Some artists of course, but not this fascinating muse - all vanished.


For more of Kaethe’s work: Tumblr Facebook Twitter Society6

Nate the Virgin (SMUT)

Anonymous said
You asked for requests so here we go. Can you do an innocent nate smut?? Where yn thinks he’s a player but he’s actually never even kissed a girl?? And it’s super hot and she shows him everything? ? Thank u babes ♡ ur account is amazing btw
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I looked down at my watch as the curling iron heated up. I can’t believe Sam finally set me up with her cousin, Nate. We had met at one or two of her family gatherings and he was so hot. I tuck a loose hair from my ponytail back before putting voluminous waves in it. I apply fresh lip balm after brushing my teeth and adjust my dress once more in the mirror. I told Nate I would pick him up, since we have met before and his condo is on the way to the restaurant.

“What do you mean you’re a belieber?” I almost snort water out of my nose, unable to prevent myself from leaning in to Nate.

“I was a really big fan when he first came out and I still support him. I did have an embarrassing t-shirt that someone got me, though” he smirks. We have been at the restaurant for hours, swapping stories and enjoying the company. I smile up at him, pressed closer to him than I was at the beginning of the meal. He smells of fire, weed, soap and pine and his chest was firm as I felt him laugh underneath me as we talked.

“Do you want to finally get out of here?” I say, quietly, sitting up a little.

“Sure,” Nate smiles, but he seems tense. Sam said that tons of girls were all over Nate. It wasn’t hard to imagine why, he was so fucking sexy. So, why did he seem like a nervous puppy as he helped me with my coat and we left the restaurant? I leaned on his arm as we walked out. He was still talking about music and I loved the passion in his eyes. I was trying to not take things too fast anymore, but something about this guy had me feeling all crazy.

“Let’s go back to your place. I want to see where you make music and stuff” I say as I get in the car. Nate looks over at you me, surprised.

“Really? Um okay” he rubs the back of his neck. I put my hand on his thigh.

“Is everything okay? I feel like I keep freaking you out tonight” I look up in his dark eyes.

He sighs. “ I have never done this before” he says quietly.

“Oh, been set up?” I look at him.

“No, I’ve never brought a girl back to my apartment” he blushes and keeps his eyes on the road.

“What? But you’re so and Sam thought” I sit there confused.

“My first real girlfriend was a really strong Christian so we didn’t ever talk about doing that stuff. I haven’t even really kissed anyone but her. And then I was messed up for a while after she cheated on me, so I wasn’t in the mood to be dating, then I moved out here and got really busy with my career and didn’t have time to be chasing the ladies.” He says running a hand through his hair as he pulls up to his building.
“So I think you’re so fucking hot and I want you to come inside, I just am not the big player that everyone thinks I am”. I lean over and crawl into his lap when the engine shuts off.

“Don’t worry, I’ll go easy on you big boy” I lean up and bring your lips together. I can feel him remembering how to do this as his kissing becomes more intense. “So upstairs?” I ask after finally pulling away and placing my hands on his firm chest.

He nods, opening the car door as we both topple out of the front seat. He hands me back my car keys as I walk through the lobby, his nervously ticking hand not leaving my back. “Yes Nate! Finally getting some” a guy says in the elevator and Nate turns beet red. I smirked. How could he be this shy and cute and also so incredibly sexy?

Nate keys the door to his apartment as I wrap an arm around his waist. “Here we are” He says showing me around a little. I quickly end up on the couch next to him and soon our lips are pressed together again. I take a deep breath and the smokey burnt pine smell fills my head as I push him back on the couch and begin to kiss down his neck. “You’re amazing” Nate says and slips his hands down to my ass.

“I didn’t even have to tell you to do that” I smirk and begin to grind into him a little as we keep making out. “It is so sweet that you haven’t been with anyone” I rub his chest. “You are going to be a sex fucking god”

He laughs at me a little, then lets out a quiet but deep moan. I smile down at him and then he sits up, surprising me. Something in his eyes shifts as I feel him huge and stiff beneath me. “I know I haven’t done this before, but something about you is turning me into an animal inside.” He says before lifting his shirt from his body exposing his tattoos and toned chest muscles. I didn’t even know I could want him more. He bites his lip as he pulls my dress slowly from my body, then quickly pressed his lips to mine. He kisses down my neck and I am shocked when he begins to kiss the tops of my breasts as well. I moan a little and this really fires him up. Soon we are not on the couch anymore, he is carrying me upstairs, never removing his lips from mine or his hands from my ass. I pull a pin out of my hair, letting it all fall loose. He tosses me onto his bed before removing his pants. The second he does, I realize how big he is.

“Damn Nate, you’ve been keeping that from women everywhere” I smirk and he chuckles.

“You still want to do this right?” He says as he kicks his pants to the side and steps up to the end of the bed.

“Since the moment I saw that ass of yours walk in to the restaurant” I smile and before I can say anything else, Nate is on me, kissing down my body. I feel my pulse everywhere as he finds my tight stomach and places his lips on it.

“Do you want me to, uh.. You know” he says and I can feel his heavy hot breath in my core.

“If you want to” I say meeting his eyes. “You really can’t go wrong I am so turned on by you right now it’s ridiculous”

“Oh, really?” He says raising an eyebrow. He peels my thong off carefully then takes a deep breath. When his fingers start exploring I gasp.

“That’s it sexy, up a little” he finds the right spot quickly and my head throws back. He thrives on this sense of power and control and to my surprise, his heavy breath is soon right on top me, already soaking wet. For someone who has never done this before, Nate catches on quick. He listens to my breathing and the moans escaping my mouth and adjusts. I can barely breathe and writhe under his control.

“Fuck Nate, you are one talented virgin” I throw a hand into his thick hair and his tongue speeds up against my clit. “I am so close” I say, breathing out quickly. Nate pulls away and I moan wishing he had just finished me off right then. He slips off his boxer briefs and his huge dick slaps his stomach. He stumbles around for a few seconds, rolling a condom from his bedside table on. I meet his eyes. “You ready?”

He nods and lines himself up with my hot, wet entrance. He is thick, the thickest I’ve had. He slowly pushes in a lets out a moan. “Why the hell did I wait this long?” He says feeling me tight around him. I laugh a little in between heavy breaths. I feel myself stretching to fit his size. Just when I think I am adjusted, he starts to move. I was already close before, so I am writhing quickly after he starts thrusting. He grabs my thighs and pushes them back, getting even deeper into me. I cry out and grab the bedsheets. He is turned on further by my reactions and keeps speeding up, driving us both quickly to our climax. “Fuck, (Y/N) I’m going to cum” he says, his voice hot and groggy. I nod. We writhe together, our peaks arriving at the same time.

“Fuck” I cry out and lay back on the bed. He sloppily thrusts in me a few more times before pulling out and flopping down on the bed next to me.

“Oh my god. That was incredible” he leans over and deeply kisses my lips. There is silence for a while, just sweaty bodies and heavy breathing.

I get up and go to the bathroom, then slowly get dressed. “That was the best I’ve ever had, Nate”

“Really?” He beams and puts on underwear. “So I guess I can ask you out again, right?”

“Of course"I say pulling my dress over my head. He laughs a little.

“Great. How about tomorrow morning?” I chuckle and find my shoes.

“Someone wants to make up for lost time” he puts his hands behind his head. “Why don’t I call you and we’ll go out by the end of the week- hot shot. I wouldn’t want to wear you out right out of the gate” he smirks

“Sounds good beautiful” he says as I come over and kiss him quickly.

I grin “Goodnight you Stud.” I joke as I head for the door.

He waves and I drive off. I am definitely going to be sore tomorrow.

Time flows
Nobody knows
The years go by
Where we go 
Alone from here

Night falls
Strange-colored walls
My eyes deceive
What is wrong
With me?

Deep in the night you think everything’s right
Tell it to yourself. Say it’s just a nightmare
Something is telling you nothing can change where you are 
Again

Why should it matter, your dreams of a child?
Innocence is gone. Only fear to play with
Faces are changing, but nothing is changing the pain
Too late

Acceptance

That’s two Eddies, just in case//
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buy art from loren so she can get her kool-aid plane licence!

just kidding, i’m not actually going to be flying the plane. BUT! for once in my lazy life i’ve got an actual legit goal in mind and that goal is —> the USA, where a wonderful friend of mine is waiting for me. and i can’t get there without some mullah, so here’s the deal.

i’m offering lined and flat-coloured drawings!

  • the standard price is for a full body image of a single character, which will be £10 ($13.03). for two full body characters on one image, it’ll be £17 ($22.07).
  • if you want just a bust/waist-up image of a single character, then it’s £8 ($10.39)! for two characters, it’ll be £14 ($18.18).
  • i’ll draw most characters, canon or OC, whatever you’d like, but…

stuff i won’t draw:

  • anthros/furries, excessive gore, big mecha-type robots or hardcore NSFW. pin-up style i will do, though!

if you’re interested, please contact me via email ! that’s loren.hardy@hotmail.co.uk <— right over here. we can bash out the specific deets there, and we can discuss what you’d like! payment will be done through paypal, so please do have a paypal email ready!

last but not least, please do reblog this even if you can’t buy anything right now! and thank you so much!

I am forever trying to find a balance between expressing my frustration at the way fandom describes characters like Marceline, Korra, Asami, and Tsukino Usagi, with how I don’t want to be an asshole about it or to be deliberately misunderstanding about where it’s coming from.

My best solution right now is to be really earnest about it, with a sprinkling of, “Look, I know they’re fictional characters and we’re all trying to come from good places here, so it’s not like I’m getting out the pitchforks, I promise!  I have strong feelings about this, but I’m not actually going to explode, honest. They’re cartoons, we can all chill out.”

But whenever I see these characters described as “gay af” or as “lesbians”, a part of me kind of wants to explode just a little with frustration and probably a little more anger than I want to admit to.

And here’s why:  If I made a post about Sailor Uranus or Sailor Neptune being interested in men because they were bi as fuck, if I wrote a Mamoru/Haruka fic, if I created an OC Prince Neptune fiance for Michiru for a love triangle, I’m pretty sure most people would make a sour lemon face at that kind of thing.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being bi, but it’s pretty clear that Haruka and Michiru are only interested in women, they’re absolutely lesbians.  Taking representation away from one marginalized group to give to another isn’t the way to act towards either group!

But fandom all too often seems totally okay when this happens to bisexual characters. Fandom seems perfectly fine with completely ignoring that Marceline has had relationships with men.  Fandom seems pretty fine with describing Korra and Asami as lesbians.  Fandom seems pretty fine with Usagi being 100% gay.

I recognize that some people use gay as an umbrella term, especially if they’re uncomfortable with the word “queer”, but a lot of people are genuinely using it in an “attracted only to their same sex” way.  A lot of people are straight up describing Marceline as a lesbian.  And I see that over and over and over, whenever I go into tags for these characters, whenever I do a deep dive into the tracked tags to fill up my queue.

And, yeah, some people date the opposite sex before realizing they’re only attracted to their same sex, but call me back with that reasoning when I have more than a tiny, tiny handful of bi characters to look to in media, before you start taking them away from me.

(This is a separate issue from bi characters only getting lip service to the same-sex side of their attraction too often instead of being treated with just as much validity, which is deeply frustrating to me as well, but that’s not the point right here, so I’m setting that aside.)