so you know that means its a big deal

this is just a tiny little detail but I really love how they made Viktor tell Yuuri his wants and desires during the course of the show because it shows a lot of character (and really displays the utmost care his VA put into Viktor’s voice)


He says this as if it’s the easiest thing in the world, no big deal, almost a throwaway comment, but knowing how Viktor feels about Yuuri it’s OBVIOUS that this carries a lot more meaning than he lets on

it’s a very natural thing to do because you want to guard the depth of your emotions and fear rejection so you present what you actually want in a way that makes it seem not that important to you, to shield yourself from the eventual rejection and embarrassment that might follow in its wake

he does this again in episode 7

he says this WAY TOO CASUALLY, as if it’s just a random solution that popped into his head (and this is also a sign of how Viktor deals with issues through actions as opposed to words), but once again he just reveals his emotions in a way that puts him out of harm’s way if he’s rejected. VIKTOR’S LIKE “Yuuri you’re crying??? Ah okay I can kiss it better if you want no big deal just doing my job as coach hahaah right Yuuri” 



your gay is showing

and the fact that he actually kisses Yuuri in the end of the episode just shows that he was entirely serious the whole time on a much deeper level than he lets on (it makes me both laugh and cry that he probably waited for this moment for MONTHS……the poor man, he’s so patient)

episode 9, same thing again

presented in a very lighthearted tone this time. During the first times he talks as if it’s of little importance to him, but now his words are more sincere but with this tone instead. Once again, no grand words, no outpouring emotions, just Viktor casually expressing the depth of what he feels for Yuuri and how he desires for their relationship to progress. At this point he has his boyfriend and he has his kisses, so now he just moves on to the next stage because well, Viktor Nikiforov is madly in love with Yuuri and wants the whole world to know 


I’m just……so in love with the thought of Viktor, while brave enough to express his wishes, still not being able to do this in a way that would perhaps put him in an awkward spot. He’s obviously very pushy right at the beginning and as we know he cries himself to sleep in episode 2 after Yuuri rejects him 

He always appears very confident and overall sure of himself so these things are so interesting to me because, while subtle, it reveals his insecurities and how much he longs for Yuuri but fears being turned down at the same time. Viktor is, until Yuuri comes into his life, ultimately a very lonely character and it makes sense that he would grasp for Yuuri and at the same time feel uncomfortable revealing just HOW MUCH he wants these things.

These subtle choices in dialogue and expressions and voice acting reveals so much to us and I love this kind of storytelling. 

VIKTOR IS SUCH A FASCINATING CHARACTER!! I love him I’m so glad he found love and happiness and a future for himself with Yuuri by his side 

Okay little shits I want to say some words about the Earp Sisters- particularly my darling Willa

I see a lot of you guys have been giving her quite a bit of flack- you know for hating Waverly and shooting Nicole and unleashing a writhing tentacle beast on Purgatory. Now these are all very bad things. But I’d like to take a moment to explore how we got here. And as a clinical child psychologist specializing in abuse and trauma- I have A LOT to say about these three. Because OH BOY do they run the spectrum of child abuse outcomes in the real world.

Now, I want to start by saying all three of the Earp sisters were born into an abusive household. But the three had some very different experiences of abuse/neglect, and environment is SO important on child development. Like genetics is some basic groundwork but really it’s environment that does most of the shaping. In this analysis, let’s start youngest:

Waverly Earp. Now Waverly is like an ideal outcome from abuse. Clearly this girl was born with a hell of a lot of resilience in her genes (that Earp? legacy). She can bounce back from a crisis. But, she kinda got it easiest of the three: she was only in the homestead until she was 6- after that she was raised by Gus and Uncle Curtis in what was no doubt a much healthier, stabler household. Now see age 6 is important- because personality is generally done developing just before puberty- about 10 years of age. This factoid of personality development will come up again later, but for Waverly, being removed from a toxic environment at a young age meant she actually had a chance to unlearn/recover from many of the more nasty potential effects of severe neglect (she was by far the most neglected I mean a demon was her best friend and NO ONE KNEW) as well as the sibling abuse inflicted by Willa (blackmail, sadism, power plays- not a good sign in a child). 

Now does the abuse still affect her? Hell yeah! She still lived through it and it changed her permanently- you see it in how she needs love and attention (why else go for Champ as soon as Wynonna leaves town? She needed ANYBODY) even at her own expense. She downplays herself, but simultaneously wants to be important (the Heir- cause you know her dad only cared about the Heir). And you know what I think? She didn’t resist telling Wynonna about Nicole because she was scared what she would think. No. Wynonna of course doesn’t care. No she didn’t say anything because she didn’t want to even risk Nicole getting involved in the toxicity surrounding the Earp family. She wanted Nicole separate to keep her safe (remnant thought process from Willa using what Waverly loved to blackmail her). But still, even with all of this, she is not as severely affected as she would’ve been if she had stayed neglected and abused for say, 12 or 13 years. Waverly had intervention, and real world case studies of severe emotional neglect have shown that a child as old as 5-6 can bounce back remarkably well in the right care. I mean to where you wouldn’t know they had been through Hell- at least not immediately.

Wynonna Earp. Middle sibling, mix of neglect and abuse. She is the most moderate/common outcome from abusive childhoods- with healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and personality traits meshed together. Like Waverly, resilient as hell, because she lived in that environment for 12 years, and unlike Waverly didn’t get a healthy stable home afterwards. No she got the foster care system and juvie and unhelpful counselors who essentially gaslighted her (unintentionally but it’s still gaslighting) which does no one any favors. So Wynonna had way more negative environment time, yet she still held on to her “good” side- she has a moral code she follows, she cares for those close to her, she’s able to have a healthy relationship with at least one person (Waverly). I’d almost say she’s shown the most resilience of the three. Now her childhood experience is interesting, because she’s in the middle of this spectrum. She didn’t receive the full force of Ward’s attention because she wasn’t the Heir, Willa was. So that’s less aggression abuse from him, instead she was more neglected by him. But her very close age with Willa put her close to that aggression abuse as she experienced it vicariously through Willa. She saw what he did to Willa by way of abuse and Waverly by neglect, and seeing that affected her. It made her so, so protective and parental. Of both Waverly and Willa. So while Ward may not have done much direct abuse to Wynonna, she still lived it. And it affected her to make her a caretaker. 

It’s also a form of displacement on Wynonna’s part- to be a caretaker. The prospect of caring for herself is far too daunting but caring for another? More doable. Taking a caretaker role also helps her regain some sense of control, none of which she had when she had to witness Ward’s abuse and couldn’t help Willa or Waverly. Now some of you may be asking: “Didn’t she see Willa abuse Waverly? How could she still care for Willa?” Remember she had known Willa much longer than Waverly, and on top of that she knew WHY Willa was so callous and aggressive- she knew first hand why. So she explained it away because she loved Willa and saw she was broken and I’m willing to bet when she witnessed the sibling abuse, she stepped in. I have a feeling Willa did most of it under the radar. Hell I bet even Wynonna got some verbal or emotional abuse at times from Willa, but she went with it because it was less severe. And again she would explain it away. And in Willa’s absence, Wynonna idolized her even more, and she became a myth of herself. Her good qualities remembered over her bad ones. Waverly had a different experience seeing as she didn’t HAVE any good memories of Willa.

Now to the contentious point. Willa Earp. Now I’ve taken you through the personality development of Waverly and Wynonna. You see how they came to be. Now I’m going to show you how Willa came to be. As the Heir, Willa was THE focus of Ward’s attention. And this is where it begins. If she had been neglected she may have actually had a shot, ironically. Because Ward promoted aggression, antisocial behavior, and created a culture of fear. We’ve only seen glimpses but he was taking her out in the middle of night telling her how everyone would die and it’d be her fault. He was creating a paranoid soldier. Now this is awful for a child’s development, especially personality. Remember she lived under Ward’s thumb for 13 years- her personality had long since formed, and it formed to cope with constant fear and a desire to gain some semblance of control over her situation to stay safe. And to keep Wynonna safe. I do not doubt she loved Wynonna- but she loved her how she LEARNED to love another human. Ward had no problem hurting and scaring Willa in a horribly misguided attempt at raising her. She knew as a child that fathers are supposed to love their daughters. So Ward’s abuse must have been how you love (in the mind of young Willa), and you see her applying this with Wynonna. She was more than ready to kill Wynonna because she truly believed it was a kindness and a show of love. 

Did Willa ever love Waverly? I do not think so. Because Waverly didn’t show up until Willa was already about 8 years old and completely bonded to Wynonna. And, I think she was too busy to learn to love her, which I’ll explain more later on. Even in a healthy family, it’s not uncommon for an older sibling to resent a younger one, but add in the way Willa has been treated and raised up until that point, and you get the extreme response of sibling abuse. Now you might ask “So why didn’t Wynonna do the same? Why did she get parental while Willa got aggressive?” and the answer is (for the first time in this whole spiel) likely genetics. 

A quick lesson: everyone is born with a specific type of temperament, which in short is how a child naturally deals with their emotions. Do they sorta “go with the flow” of their emotions, are they a powder keg with strong, uncontrollable emotions, or some mix? Temperament forms the building blocks of all further personality development, and it is far far from destiny. But it’s a genetic predisposition to regulate your emotions in a certain way. And it is interconnected with that resilience I’ve mentioned previously. 

Resilience, if you aren’t sure, is a child’s ability to cope with adversity. The greater the resilience, the more likely a child is to come away from adversity without major psychological harm. A highly resilient child, is more likely to have a “good” temperament (moderate level emotions, relatively easy to work with) whereas a child with low resilience is more likely to have an “at-risk” temperament (very strong emotions that are difficult to regulate). Wynonna, with her obviously high resilience, clearly had a “good” temperament growing up. Willa, most definitely was an “at-risk” temperament (her losing her cool at the slightest provocation with Whiskey Jim for example), and combined with the severe abuse and aggressive environment, that temperament blossomed into the rest of her personality. 

A third vital ingredient in this is called cognitive load. What that refers to is basically how much mental effort/energy the brain spends performing a task or tasks. There is a finite amount of cognitive load the brain can handle, and so it must apportion its time as it sees fit. If there’s a lot of stimuli (external and internal) to deal with, the brain will prioritize, again, as it sees most fit, leaving out “unnecessary” information. EVERYTHING take some cognitive load, from thinking through a problem, to emotional regulation, to social relationships. And we all know you can only juggle so much.

Now let’s combine these three concepts together in Willa. Willa was born with an “at-risk” temperament, which means she has BIG emotions and cannot regulate them well. That takes a LOT of cognitive load to manage. She also has lower resilience to adversity, and some of resiliency’s power comes from a LARGE capacity for cognitive load. You are more resilient if you are better able to process and work through adversity instead of getting drowned in it. So low resiliency=low cognitive load capacity. This already low cognitive load capacity had to deal with emotional regulation of a veritable firecracker, so it’s mostly busy doing that. Add in her forced focus on Ward’s “training” (skills and cognitive tasks) and abuse, and her close bond to Wynonna (a social relationship to manage and someone to protect) and her poor brain is overloaded. It can’t handle any more responsibilities. So when Waverly comes along she sees another potential responsibility and says no. So instead Waverly becomes not only a nuisance to her (she’s got enough to focus on already), but an outlet for her frustration and pain. She has no control with Ward, but she can control Waverly like he does to her. She can feel big, and what kid doesn’t take comfort in feeling big?

Another major thing I want to point out with adult Willa is her obviously stunted emotional and social development, which is no surprise. I’m willing to bet growing up she really didn’t have any friends besides Wynonna, so all of her socialization happened in the Earp homestead (not a great place as has been clearly demonstrated). Willa shows an understanding of the world that is basically that of a preteen. It’s shown as a black and white understanding of other people when she tells Wynonna of the citizens of Purgatory “They hate us Wynonna, they’re evil they deserve that thing!”. It also plays into her lack of emotional regulation, because even a child with an “at-risk” temperament tends to improve some as they age because they learn ways to cope. Willa never did. Now not only did Ward contribute to this stunted development but so did being isolated by Bobo and Lou.

And finally it is here where I will address the Stockholm Syndrome briefly. Only briefly because while she clearly has it- believing Bobo loves her- it did not create Willa as she is. That happened long before Bobo. Bobo used what Ward had started, that’s probably part of what drew him to Willa. Bobo’s influence sure as hell didn’t help because all he did was reinforce everything she had learned up until that point. But Stockholm alone did not make Willa. It’s a much more complicated story and it is tragic and it is one that needs to be heard. She is a product of fear and pain and the need to survive, and while her history does not change the fact that as she is now she is a villain, she is a villain worth sympathy. Because the poor thing never really had a chance from day one. So I dare you to instead take a look at Willa not as the evil lesbian-shooter, but as a scared child trained to be a soldier who is solely responsible for everyone’s lives who cannot handle the pressure and needs to escape and doesn’t know any other way but destruction.

So…Galra Mama thoughts

• She is one of the most badass members of the Blade of Mamora. Can kick your ass my ass everybody’s ass.
• The one thing that softens her is Keith. Like…that’s her baby boy. She didn’t get to see him grow up so after they are reunited she’s always remaining close to him
• Super protective. Mama Galra does *not* let anyone near her son, her team, or the other Paladins (bc they are important not only to her secret society’s goal but bc they’re Keith’s adoptive family and she wants him to be happy)
• Understandably, Team Voltron doesn’t trust her right away. Still seems shady, and she is practically the galaxy’s top assassin/spy. But she keeps her cool like a pro because she wants to be able to protect Keith.
• She totally does the embarrassing mom things to Keith. Like fussing over his hair, asking if he has rested properly, insisting she personally tend to his wounds. Keith is awkwardly accepting because “??? What’s it like having a mom???? Help???????” but at the same time it’s his mom, she means well, and he’s wanted to know her ever since he was a child. Better late than never.
• She totally carries Keith against her chest if he’s injured or if she finds him asleep somewhere. Just lifts him like its no big deal and carries him to a healing pod or to his bed. Protective Mama.
• To everybody else, she’s Kalthara. But to Keith she’s “Mom” and that brings her so much internal joy you can’t even imagine.

Just… I want an awesome Mama Galra in S3 PLEASE

The Signs Opinion On Gossip:
  • Aries: it's god-sip, bc I am in the know of everybody ☕️👀
  • Taurus: people can be so extra
  • Gemini: *spills all the tea* I don't gossip
  • Cancer: it's okay if they're mean tho
  • Leo: I'm not telling any lies, so what's the big deal??
  • Virgo: keep that drama out of my life 🙅‍♂️
  • Libra: I speaketh the truth
  • Scorpio: those lyin' cheatin' fishes deserve what they get imo
  • Sagittarius: if you don't want me gossiping then don't do bad things
  • Capricorn: it's annoying af because people will ruin you
  • Aquarius: gossip is bad when it is used badly
  • Pisces: does fictional people count?
  • Robert: Looks like all this packing lark's unleashed your inner neat freak.
  • Aaron: Only gonna unpack it all again tomorrow. It's gonna be weird, innit, having a place of our own? A good weird, obviously. You've been amazing... getting me through these last few weeks.
  • Robert: (sighs, picks a CD up) Oh, I didn't know you liked cheesy teen pop!
  • Aaron: Erm... I don't, that's yours.
  • Robert: No, it isn't.
  • Aaron: (chuckles) It's all right, your embarrassing taste in music is safe with me. Unless, you know, I decide to tell Vic.
  • Robert: Well, I suppose I might have liked them... years ago in passing. Doesn't mean I like them anymore.
  • Aaron: It's fine, Robert, you are who you are. It's actually quite sweet.
  • Robert: So what, you're saying that people can't change who they are?
  • Aaron: Does it really matter? It's no big deal.
  • Robert: Yeah, as long as I'm that predictable...

anonymous asked:

Imagine poly Sanders after the growing up video. They all feel really bad over how they treated Pat so they just like take care of him. This probably includes cuddle puddles, the cooking and cleaning for him and generally just giving him a day or two off ~polysandershell

I’m gonna stick with headcanons, okay? Okay

-First and foremost, they all go -even Anxoety- and apologize to Morality for how they behaved

-Prince and Logic both apologize for everything they said, that they really love him and were being mean and rude, and apologize for ganging up on him

-Anxiety apologizes for not stepping in to stop it, he feels so guilty for not helping him

-“I forgive you two, I know you didn’t realize what you were doing at the time, but your words really hurt. I’m glad you apologized. Anxiety, I know it was hard for you to see, but I’m glad you apologized too, I know its an important deal for you, too.”

-They all then do a big group hug with Morality at the center, then Anxiety, and then Logic and Prince holding them all

- They have a big night then

- Prince goes and changes his room so the ceiling looks like colorful galaxies and he makes a big field with a large tent, campfire, and lake

-The tent is filled with big squishy blankets and pillows

- They all change into comfortable jammies and go to the tent, all squishing together and just holding each other for a while

-Eventually, they go out and make smores, resulting in lots of fluffy, sweet kisses and hugs and laughter. Morality’s laughter is the most beautiful sound any of them have heard, and they’d do anything to hear his sweet giggles, and loud laughter, and funny snorts

-Afterwards, they rest for a bit before going into the lake.

-Morality’s first in, in his dorky onepeice swimsuit (think fifties swimsuits) that the others just love

- Prince just jumps in nude

-Logic and Anxiety wear normal swim trunks, but Anxiety also wears a tank top.

-Anxiety chills on the bank for a bit, not wanting to go in, but the others eventually coax him into joining them

-Afterwards, they all lay out on the bank (“Prince, put on shorts!” “I need to dry” “…..”)

-once they’re dressed again, they go back to the tent and get into a big snuggle fest, holding each other, whispering sweet nothings, all snuggled in fluffy blankets.

- They all fall asleep feeling loved, but most importantly -Logic, Anxiety, and Prince think- Morality is happy


Originally posted by klexacru

Cheryl x reader

Request summary: Cheryl asks her best friend (reader) over for a sleepover and while she’s spooning the reader she reveals her feelings for them.

In the few years of being best friends with Cheryl Blossom, the two of you have had a countless amount of sleepovers but for some reason this one felt different.

It was around midnight and at some point during your movie marathon in her bedroom Cheryl had curled herself up next to you with her arm around your waist and her head resting against your shoulder.

It wasn’t the first time this had happened but it always struck you odd because Cheryl had never exactly been one to enjoy someone being in her personal space.

You weren’t complaining though, you knew you had feelings for Cheryl that were more than just a best friend way but didn’t want to risk your friendship if she didn’t feel the same. Especially after Jason’s death, it wasn’t fair to her to confront her about it right now.

Despite your current physical closeness, Cheryl had been distant all night. She didn’t make her usual satirical comments during any of the movies, she had barely spoken to you at all and you could tell she wasn’t even paying attention to the movie that was coming to an end.

“Cheryl?” you asked.

“Yes Y/N.”

“Are you alright? You’ve been spaced out all night.”

She took a deep breath clearly determining if she wanted to address the problem or not, “I just have a lot on my mind right now.”

“You know you can talk to me about anything right?”

“I know,” she said somehow getting even closer to you, “I just don’t want to talk about it right now.”

You didn’t want to push so you just accepted it and started the next movie.

Nearly an hour later Cheryl finally spoke again.

“You know Y/N, you’re the only person that’s never wanted anything from me.”

You were confused by the statement, “what do you mean?”

She looked up at you, “everyone whose ever pretended to be my friend has always only wanted a raise in their popularity status, connections from the Blossom family business or to get closer to Jason. You’re the only friend I have that I could do something with like just lay here and watch movies like its no big deal.”

“It really isn’t a big deal Cheryl,” you laughed, “I’ve never cared about the connections or the popularity. I just like being with you.”

Suddenly Cheryl was kissing you and even thought it took you by surprise, it felt like the most natural thing in the world.

When she pulled back she said, “what if I wanted you to be more then just my best friend?”

“What if I’ve wanted that for a long time,” you told her with a new found confidence.

She smiled and put her hand on your face to pull you back in for another kiss and the rest of the night was better then you could have ever imagined.


“Somehow none of it seems to matter when we’re in Dublin. Class and all that just fades away. I’m Mrs Branson and we get on with our lives like millions of others.”

  • Lance: wait wait, YOU'VE been to Paris?!
  • Keith: yea? I mean I don't really see what the big deal is? It's pretty lame actually
  • Hunk: that's so cool! Did you see the eiffel tower??
  • Keith: yea, the cowboy hat was a little excessive though
  • Pidge: um...?
  • Shiro: *long sigh* Paris FRANCE keith, not Paris Texas
that nd feel when you've thought about suicide so often it's not even a big deal anymore it's just an unbreakable habit
  • me: i'm sad
  • brain: this hurts doesn't it?
  • me: i mean yeah i guess
  • brain: do you know what would stop it from hurting
  • me: no, don't, that's not an answer
  • brain: you could always...
  • me: BITCH
  • brain: kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself
  • me: oh for fucks sake

anonymous asked:

If Persona 5 were all real than everybody would call goro pure evil, but because he's a fictional character I guess that means we're all *obligated* to recognize that his character has redeeming qualities. which is true but here's how I think of it; people are so willing to give this pancake child the benefit of the doubt but the moment someone says that pancake boy isn't good it's a big deal. if I go kill someone, nobody is gonna grieve for me when I sacrifice myself for my friends.

cont . . I just don’t see why someone should be considered bad for not wanting to sympathize with a killer…you know? It’s all fake but I don’t see why calling him pure evil is bad at all. He’s not even a real person. I just legit do not feel any need to feel bad for him. And I don’t see him as an interesting guy either. I’ve seen this story 30 times before. I just don’t think that makes me a bad person.”

I’m assuming you’re the same anon?

Everyones allowed to like different characters, some characters just resonate more with certain people, and its been that way since the dawn of fiction and no one ever said disliking Akechi makes you a bad person. 

And yes, Akechi is not a good person. Noone is arguing that he is objectively good. He is a fair few miles from good. 

But the objection me any a great many other people have is that ‘not good’ and ‘evil’ are miles apart. 

Calling him evil reduces everything to black and white morality and erases his complexities and situation. 

Yes, if this happened in the real world i would want him behind bars, but that still doesn’t make him evil, because life is complicated.

He’s not just had a traumatic childhood, he’s currently in an extremely abusive relationship. There’s a huge power imbalance there. Shido calls the shots, Akechi has no way out but completing his revenge. Shido even takes credit for making Akechi into the tool he was - suggesting that he wasn’t always down with murder. There are points in the game that seem to show him feeling genuine remorse. He doesn’t want to be doing what he’s doing. 

Yes, he did kill people. But if every fictional character who’d ever killed someone for personal reasons was ‘Evil’, then most of everyone’s favourite characters would be evil. In games especially, when people are mostly blase about death. 

And when you say “ if I go kill someone, nobody is gonna grieve for me when I sacrifice myself for my friends”, I think you’re wrong. I think they’d make a movie about it. 

And you say you find him boring, but many people love him, many people love to hate him, and here we are having this conversation. He’s a compelling character. Love him or hate him he’s an excellent piece of fiction. 

TLDR: like who you want, Akechi is not good, but neither is he evil. 

anonymous asked:

Tfln where you're in desperate need of tampons and Harry's already out so you ask him to get some for you (I'm on my period rn and could use this)

Harry / You


-I’m here love
-Not paying attention to my phone. Sorry

-Okay…. this is… embarrassing 

-Hurry.  I’m about to check out.

-This is like….. a step.
-A milestone, if you will.
-We’ve never like… talked about this.
-This is a big deal in this relationship.

-I’m getting in line.
-You’re taking too bloody long.

-I need…. tampons…..

-Thats it?
-You couldn’t just type that?


-Did you think I just assumed you never had a period?


-What tampons do you need?


-Stop acting like this is a big deal, y/n.
-You’re adorable. And you need tampons.
-And if you don’t tell me, I’m gonna get these weird cup looking things.


-Ha ha.  Alright I wont. 
-What do you want, love?


-Come on.


-What on earth do you mean?
-Any decent boyfriend would get you tampons.

-Thats not what my ex said

-You know how I feel about him, love.
-He wasn’t a decent boyfriend, now was he?
-Just proves my point. 
-Tampax pearl?

-…. yes.

-Got it.
-Wish you would’ve just told me love.
-You’re still cute. Even on your period.
-Just wish you didn’t think it was a big deal.


-It’s not gross.  Its normal.
-And I adore you.
-I’m in line now.  Tampons and ice cream are in the cart.


-And cuddles are coming your way.
-Be prepared 

-God you’re cute….

-Back at ya, bug.

chaosmagetwin  asked:

I'm a male writer, but all of my characters are female because i struggle to write male characters and to make them feel 'real'. I know it's weird, but that doesn't mean I don't want to get better at it. What can I do to get better at writing male characters?

Before I start, thanks to @chaosmagetwin for waiting approx. one million years for me to respond to your question. In any case.

It sounds to me like what you’re dealing with may be something of a mental block. It’s possible you’ve had male characters that just weren’t working out in the past, so now it’s become a big issue you can’t seem to move on from. I say this because, in general, male versus female characters shouldn’t be a huge issue in your writing. My advice is to start by breaking your characters into basics without making male or female an issue.

Yes, being male or female can affect the way someone behaves. Ex. a woman may be more hesitant to go on a midnight run in a strange city than a man. But most of the time if you think too much like this you’re in danger of writing stereotypes. Ex. he’s a guy, so he’s probably going to get really angry or lost because he refused to ask for directions (both overdone and frankly insulting assumptions).

The traits a good character has usually have nothing to do with their gender. It’s a difficult habit to get into, but try not to focus on how readers may expect your characters to sound or behave. I would try building very basic character profiles, and working solely off of those. If you start to question how a character would act or react in any given situation, refer to the character profile you’ve set up. This may help you stay out of your own head about whether your character feels ‘real enough’ or not.

There are lots of examples out there on the internet, but this is my own tried and true BASIC CHARACTER SKELETON. I’ve found it works really well in terms of setting up solid characters, who in future you can alter or complicate further if need be. A skeleton like this is also easy to refer to and keep straight, allowing your characters and their development to stay consistent.


First, give them motivations, external and internal. What real life event is bringing them to action? What personal reasons do they have for doing it?

  • External Motivation: _____________.  
  • Internal Motivation: ______________.

Similarly, give them desires, external and internal. What do they want in the specific context of the story? What do they really need?

  • External Desire: _____________.  
  • Internal Desire: ______________.

Next, two fears. Keep it at two for now. One overarching personal fear that will never be explicitly stated, and one that relates to this larger fear.

  • Fear 1: _____________ .
  • Fear 2: ______________.

Two detrimental flaws (hopefully both of which can actively work against your character in the context of the story).

  • Flaw 1: _____________.  
  • Flaw 2: ______________.

ONE overarching good or honorable quality. Make it big and important.

  • Good Quality: ________________.

When I’ve done all this, I look over what I have and pick three physical qualities. Two that make them unique, or at least easy to picture for the reader, and one that reflects something of the above. This mainly stops me from over describing my characters, and it’s a completely personal choice. Some writers need to know exactly what their characters look like. Ive included this step only in the name of, once again, ABSOLUTE BASICS.

  • _____________,
  • _____________,
  • _____________.

An example! This is an incredibly simple outline of one of the characters from my WIP.


  • External Motivation: Friends and colleagues are going missing.  
  • Internal Motivation: Feels personally responsible for their misfortune.
  • External Desire: Discover the cause of the disappearances.  
  • Internal Desire: To feel as if he has saved someone.
  • Fear 1: Lack of control.
  • Fear 2: Heights.
  • Flaw 1: No sense of self-preservation.  
  • Flaw 2: Easily frustrated.
  • Good Quality: Selflessness.
  • Unruly, tangled hair,
  • Wide, round eyes,
  • Incredibly clean (fingernails, clothes, etc).
morning (fic)

Fandom: Bleach

Characters/Pairing: IchiRuki

Summary:”Do you believe in the future?” Written for @deathberryprompts‘ “dawn” this week. 

Keep reading
Solar Storm | warning: Explicit.
[A gift fic for my thirsty af karamels. *runs for the hills. covers face. hides.*]
By Organization for Transformative Works

My apologies to my followers - I can’t believe I tainted my sweet fluff rep all so I could gift this piece to my thirsty AF @ships-sailing-in-the-night and @mon-kai-el (who have been burning my dash to the ground!). Being the generous person I am I’m hoping to keep them sane during the hiatus but this fic isn’t going to be everyones cup of tea if you know what I mean. so it comes with a big fat WARNING: EXPLICIT. For the love of all that is good and noble, please, please, scroll away and forget my blushing ashamed self ever wrote this. (unless its poorly written smut that you are after. This is my first smut and it will also be my last. Never. Again.) 


Originally posted by karamelmondaes

^^ actual footage of me cringing and closing my eyes while posting. 

But also me, gifting this to you crazies….

Originally posted by kane52630

anonymous asked:

Hi Elise, personal-question-that-you-don't-have-to-answer: did you ever have a coming out about being grey-aro? I know France isn't very informed about sexual orientations and stuff, so.. Bye!

Hahaha WELP

Like, sure I told my friends who are members of the LGBT community because that stuff is easy and they understand what you mean because they’re aware.

The rest of the people I know, it’s just… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ mainly because it’s not a big deal to me. It’s just hella annoying when some of my friends are like “Don’t worry it’ll hit you when you expect it the least” and I’m just like “I’m not worrying.“

And then there are my parents who are just… the most shrug emoji people EVER. They’re the opposite of the “WHEN WILL WE HAVE GRANDKIDS????” archetype. I remember joking-but-not-joking with them like “Yeah if you’re expecting grandkids ya may sit on it for a while” and they were like “okay  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “

OMG 50 followers?!!!

 The blog seriously just hit 50 followers!!!. I mean it might not seem like a big deal but it is to me. Its AMAZING! When I started I did not think I would get even 10 followers. This is honestly so humbling. I dont even know what to write.I just want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to every single person who has read the blog, liked my shit, reblogged, sent the nicest and sweetest messages and best wishes. Seriously thank you to all of you. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your support. <3<3<3<3



@annie-bananie101, @angely7ka , @aberrant-annie, @ahowellthings


@bitcheverythingistakenidunno , @babiejoonie




@dabon97line , @danteharker


@exofanfic-org , @escapedoodland


@hobiwonkenobi01 , @heartjiyu , @harrylikesitkinky


@ibii-a , @isabelle-297


@jamjampride , @justakpopfangirlio , @jinjjareun , @jessienguyen20 , @jimin-bambam365  , @jewellerybusiness


@key-floss , @kithmeonthelipth


@love-n-gage , @livelovelike555 , @lostinneveerland , @littlepunkrogue

@mareda , @margotarz , @majiprincess , @mochi–jiminie , @mymisstina , @moarlicious

@otakupandasworld , @owl-next-door



@salpalsays , @sassocrates , @smackthatpizza

@tayt10 , @the-dreamer-doer , @teamworkmakesdreamwork


@wwwmandaaapandaaa55 , @wreckedbynamjoon

@xanomai , @xmisssangster, @xrchxllx

THANK YOU! <3<3<3<3

Originally posted by bbfanpage

anonymous asked:

Do you think Phan would ever come out? since they are kinda in a neutral state (like they aren't denying it or anything) do you see a possibility in the future or do you think it will be a ~mystery~ forever

i personally think that they’re trying to come out without saying it. like i think they’re slowly trying to be more and more like just..themselves and they’re starting to not edit out all the sweet little telling moments and comments and that eventually it’s just going to be very clear that they’re in a relationship even though they haven’t said it. 

the way that dan like gradually started talking more and more about finding guys attractive. anyone that thinks dan is straight at this point is a homophobe tbh like there are no two ways around it dan is attracted to men… phil is a little less obvious with it but he makes comments as well.

and like that combined with the way they interact with each other, and i think that if they do move that’s a big part of it, too. moving at this point, especially into a house, shows that they’re ready to start a new chapter of their lives together. it means that they don’t see themselves moving out and living with other people any time soon. if they were only going to live with each other for another year or two they’d probably save the trouble of moving until then. moving out of a place that you’ve lived in with someone for almost 5 years (not counting the years they lived together in a different flat before that) and into a new place pretty much shows a long-term commitment.  

AND if they get a dog and they’re like ‘we’ got a dog…i mean…come on

so basically i think they’re trying to like slowly make it more obvious without ever having to come out because i dont think they want to make a big deal out of it. cause it’s not a big deal. pretty much everyone already knows and they’ve been together for however long that its like not a big deal anymore its a fact of life so it would be weird to make like a coming out video, you know? and i don think they want the fact that they’re a couple to define them. they’re still the exact same people whether its confirmed or not. and being in a public relationship is very hard. i think they’d get a lot of unwanted attention were they to make a big deal of it and they want to protect their relationship which is theirs alone. 

so yea  basically think that they’re just going to live their lives and not confirm or deny it but it’ll just be obvious and everyone will be happy.

yamansbish  asked:

I don't know how to feel being I was born in mercury retrograde. So, when mercury goes in retrograde, what does that mean for me?

mercurys in retrograde, dont believe a thing i say, you know i dont believe that stuff, my minds only made of dust, any rx is just the planet going back over the same place its already been, no big deal really