some in the past and most are in the present

  • So Far Gone
  • Thousand Foot Krutch

(So Far Gone)

Quite a number of you were pretty upset with the first 4 frames I posted as wips(it was very entertaining to read some of your tags) but don’t worry!! Makoto and Haru will get through anything and they’ll come out stronger. Keep your heads up!!

Also I’m sorry that it’s such a long post(especially if you’re not into Free! or makoharu)!


How to Forgive Yourself

1. Recognise the importance of forgiving yourself. Not forgiving yourself will deplete your energy, and leave you feeling all chewed up inside. It keeps you living in the past instead of living in the present – so it’s hard to make the most of what’s happening today.

2. Recognise the long term effects of not forgiving yourself. Those negative emotions like shame and regret are also bad for our long term health – as they undermine and damage our healthy immune system.

3. Accept and name the emotions you feel. That simple step can help reduce their power as it brings some order and control into our lives – instead of constantly being hit by powerful negative emotions.

4. Reflect on the fact that we all make mistakes, make foolish decisions and act badly at times. It’s part of being human – you’re an imperfect person. We wish we could be perfect and always do the right things – but nobody does, and that includes you, too.

5. Try to let go of other people’s expectations. We can’t please everyone – it’s not going to happen. Decide on your own standards, then try to live by them. If you’re looking for approval you’ll never measure up as you’ll always meet someone who will judge and criticise.

6. Practise self-forgiveness. It’s healthy to acknowledge you regret doing something – but then you need to be willing to let go of the past – and decide to move forward with the goal of doing better.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne will receive its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016.

Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, with further casting for the company of over 30 to be announced at a later date.

Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

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  Hey guys it’s yr good pal Natalie!! I was trying really hard to avoid having to make a post like this, but this is my last resort.
  Some of you already know that for the past few weeks I’ve been homeless, since my parents kicked me out.
  This has taken a huge toll on me emotionally and financially. As of right now, I do have a part-time job, but I don’t get a lot of hours or make nearly enough to take care of myself seeing as though most of what I make goes towards bills I owe and loans I’m paying off. This was fine when I lived with my parents, but obviously now that I’m on my own it presents a lot of difficulties for me.
 I now have to spend what little money I make on traveling via bus or train from wherever I happen to be staying, to Waterbury, where I work. I have a place to stay most nights in New Haven, but the cost of travel really adds up. 
  The worst part of this all as been that I suffer from severe anxiety and depression, and haven’t been able to afford to pick up my medications for a couple of weeks now since I’ve been choosing food and getting to work over prescriptions. I don’t even have a cellphone anymore because I can’t even afford that either. (which has been terrifying btw, not having the ability to call for help is v scary 0/10 don’t try living off the grid) 
  Somehow I’ve been making this all just barely work for the past month, and have been trying not to ask for too much help, but I’m at my wits end now. This whole ordeal is far too stressful for me to handle and I can’t keep pretending like I’m doing fine.
  If any of you could donate even just $1 I would be forever grateful. My paypal is
  And even if you can’t donate, please just spread the word!! Or if you have another way to help out, like a couch to sleep on, a home-cooked meal, or a ride to work please let me know! I’ll appreciate that just as much!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this!!

p.s. if there’s any more information about my situation that you’d like to know, just shoot me a message and i’ll be happy to discuss!! (but if yr just gonna send me mean messages u can fuck right off!!)

Some history-making is intentional; much of it is accidental. People make history when they scale a mountain, ignite a bomb, or refuse to move to the back of the bus. But they also make history by keeping diaries, writing letters, or embroidering initials on linen sheets. History is a conversation and sometimes a shouting match between present and past, though often the voices we most want to hear are barely audible. People make history by passing on gossip, saving old records, and by naming rivers, mountains, and children. Some people leave only their bones, though bones too make a history when someone notices.
—  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Some Wisdom for Today

1. Life is a mixture of experiences. Some of them are painful and some are fabulous.
2. If we accept responsibility for our lives, we’ll have a lot more say and exert much more control.
3. Avoiding pain will bring some temporary relief … But pushing through the pain often reaps more benefits.
4. Time is very precious and can never be regained – so try not to squander your opportunities.
5. If we treat people poorly we will suffer in the end as we all need one another to succeed and grow in life.
6. Choose to learn from the past – then let it go, and live your life. Today’s a precious gift that you can miss, if you look back.
7. Life is constantly changing, and our friendships often fade. So make the most of the present, and recognise it may not last.

My sister ( thesilvereye ) put together a list of questions to ask her character couples. I’ve tidied them up, added a few of my own, and present them now for your brainstorming usage!

Character chemistry is one of the most important elements in a story. These questions can help you flesh out your couple’s/couples’ relationship(s), find some hidden details to use in your tale, and discover more about your characters in the process. Though the list is written in the past tense, I’ve found it really helpful for planning upcoming scenes and matchmaking possibilities.


Basic Information

  1. What real couples could they be compared to and why?
  2. What fictional couples could they be compared to and why?
  3. What are their common interests?
  4. What is the individual goal of each character?
  5. What are their common goals?
  6. Do their goals conflict?
  7. What are a few of their inside jokes?
  8. What is the core for each character?
  9. How do they reveal their core to the other character?
  10. What are their relationship expectations?
  11. Does either have an addiction?
  12. In what ways do they worry about each other?
  13. How would each character feel if the other had to leave for a time? How would they react if they broke up?
  14. How do they handle dividing up chores and household duties?
  15. Who brings home the bacon and how?
  16. Do they ever resent each other?
  17. What activities do they enjoy doing together? What activities does one enjoy that the other doesn’t?
  18. How do they fight for or defend the other?
  19. How do they express love for each other? (Examples: Acts of service, physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, or receiving gifts.


  1. Who is more grounded?
  2. What values do they both share?
  3. Who takes more responsibility for their actions?
  4. Who is usually more ready to give in and compromise?
  5. Do they feel the same way about money?

How They See Each Other

  1. What habits do they have that makes the other unhappy? (Examples: angry outbursts, disrespectful judgments, annoying behavior, selfish demands, dishonesty, or apathy.)
  2. What do they find most physically attractive about the other?
  3. What do they find least physically attractive about the other?
  4. What do they find most mentally attractive about each other?
  5. What accomplishments do they most admire in each other?
  6. What small physical details does each character love the most about the other?
  7. In what little ways do they disappoint each other?
  8. How would each character most want to better themselves for the other?
  9. What things would each character appreciate the other doing for them?
  10. How do they think the other character sees them?
  11. What little things remind them of each other?
  12. How do they think the other is unique?
  13. What negative traits do they see in the other, and how do they deal with it?
  14. What might they like to change about the other?
  15. What would each character be willing to change in his/herself for the other, and what wouldn’t they change?

(get the rest here if you like ’em!)

There are some people in your life who bring back old memories. And there are others - your first kiss, your first love, your first sex - who, the moment you see them, bring a spark…and something far more potent. They bring back your old life and with that, potential. And possibilities. And the feeling that if you were back in that time, life could be so very different from where you’re stuck right now. That’s the most tantalizing thing… I want my potential back.
—  Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle
Positive traits of those with BPD

Passionate: Many of us with BPD experience extreme intensity of passion when we find something that interests us.

Individual: Many of us with BPD strongly cultivate our individualism and enjoy applying our abilities to new tasks.

Spontaneous: Many of us with BPD practice “the art of living in the moment” doing whatever we feel we want to do at that moment. Being free.

Curious: Many of us with BPD are curious about anything and everything, therefore taking more interest in people and in their interests.

Insightful: For most (if not all) of us with BPD, every moment of life is experienced at extreme intensity, experiencing life to the fullest with both the highs and the lows.

Insightful: Many of us with BPD have experienced so much pain in our pasts, we are able to draw on these experiences for the present moment  via self-awareness, helping ourselves and other.

Empathetic & Compassionate: Empathy is the capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness) that are being experienced by another. Many of us with BPD have super empathy and can have a lot of compassion for those around us, whether we are feeling high or low.

Creative: “Having the ability to create.” Many of us with BPD are creative in our thinking and in our doing.

Rewritten from x


December 19th 1843: A Christmas Carol published

On this day in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol first went on sale, published by Chapman & Hall. Dickens began writing the novella in September 1843, and finished it remarkably quickly, with the book ready for publication by December. A Christmas Carol centres around the cantankerous Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. These spectral visits reform Scrooge, convincing him to cease his cruelty towards his workers, and to embrace the spirit of Christmas. A Christmas Carol is indicative of general themes of Dickens’s work, namely his sincere sympathy for the poor and destitute. This Christmas story is a much-loved book, standing alongside Dickens’s other works like Bleak House, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities as some of the most celebrated pieces of British literature. A Christmas Carol has since become a quintessential Christmas story, and its message of kindness and compassion remains poignant.


As a birthday present from me to all of you, here are some selfies I’m proud of. I’ve been making some progress with my workouts though they’re not as consistent as I’d like. I currently work a seasonal job at a t-shirt printing warehouse scrubbing screens all day, so think that has helped me get a little leaner because I break a sweat most of the day. Whoops…and I was hoping to be a bit bigger. That’s my fitness the past few weeks in a nutshell. You guys are welcome for the early birthday present!

When I cast someone for JYP, I just pick the one I like…Just the one I feel like working with together, the one i feel like hanging around and helping out. Most JYP singers past and present have the same virtue: A meek and gentle heart…I like natural and innocent kids who cannot act fake…They seem somewhat naive yet lovely…Some JYP kids might not be great singers but none of them are artificial.

JYP on Healing Camp

Props to for the subs


A Beautiful Disorder.

Currently on display throughout the grounds of CASS in West Sussex, England are eighteen monumental outdoor sculptures by eighteen contemporary Chinese artists in an exhibition entitled “A Beautiful Disorder.”

The title of the exhibition, “A Beautiful Disorder,” is a quote from an influential letter written by the Jesuit missionary and artist Jean-Denis Attiret in 1743 that had a tremendous effect on English garden culture. Attiret used the term to describe the ability of the Chinese garden to provoke violent and often opposing sensations in the viewer through a series of theatrical framing devices. The exhibition invites the viewer to reflect on China’s past, present and future relationship with the world at large, and provides valuable insight into the state of Chinese culture, politics and society today from the perspective of some of its most dynamic and engaging artists.

Learn more by checking out CASS’s Website.

Have they learned to stunt better?

Given that they’ve had years of winter gf stunts (and all other sorts of stunts), one would like to think that they have learned from past mistakes and will change things up a bit to make these stunts a bit more believable. So while these current Douis stunts bear hallmarks of traditional winter gf stunts, they seem to be applying new tactics in this case. Here are some things I’ve discussed with some tumblr friends - all just theories, mind you, but perhaps will help explain why some details are the way they are.

1. Lack of handler/ security - does this create more authenticity?

I know we’ve seen the masterpost of how the same Modest employee was overseeing Elounor’s outings. She was present at most of them and has been caught in photos so many times. Many saw this as an identifier for a stunt and thus made it less believable. With Louis going to Chicago without a visible handler and security, it makes the outings seem more organic and that it’s being done on his “personal time.” It seems to imply that no one’s directing this stunt day to day. (But let’s be real, all of this has been strategically mapped out, even if there’s no day to day handholding and supervision.)

2. Which brings us to  - Louis doing this stunt on his supposed “personal time” - does this make it seem real?

Many will argue that as they are painting this to be the start of a new relationship that needs quality time, Louis going on his “personal time” during break makes it seem like it’s the real deal. To this I only have one thing to say: if he were really doing it in his personal, private time - we would see NONE OF IT. It would also NOT BE DONE AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT. It is a WHIRLWIND. As it is, we are getting ridiculous amounts of coverage - from photos, snaps, tweets, videos - to the point that it feels like we are on going on his date with him. We are literally getting a video diary of his exploits every day. Imagine the BBC Radio entertainment reporter mentioning on air this morning that he is following Douis’ date on line. Yes, because everything is unfolding online in real time. In great detail. How crazy is that? Is this reality tv??

This is unprecedented access, folks. We thought we were getting access with the BTS videos over the years? Well, here’s the real deal. The access is unfettered, unedited and a free for all, based on how how random folks on twitter have shared comments on meeting Louis, etc. 

Important to note, that this WHIRLWIND of notable events has allowed them to be included in People’s magazine’s Tuesday edition, which is a coup in itself. This isn’t breaking news, this isn’t even a real exclusive. This is literally an article summarizing a boybander’s dating activities with a relatively unknown actress in the past 3 days. AND YET, they get a People Magazine feature. It is hardly news, but here we are. It is extraordinary. The fandom has supplied SO MUCH content for them - enough to build a story around it. 

3. The biggest, most notable change: Lack of paparazzi and using the fandom as the new source of content. 

The fandom has done a stellar job of documenting Louis’ movements since the first snap screenshot was posted. So much, that the press outlets including People, the Mirror, etc. have used the fans’ documentation and coverage as the main SOURCE for their articles! Every outing, every event has now been included in those articles, including a very domestic walking-the-dog outing, and an ass-tattooing expedition which the Mirror says is evidence of how close Louis is to her family. Basically, the fandom has done the press’ job for them  - we have supplied plenty of usable, non-fabricated content, with visual evidence - enough for them to craft their story. Again, this makes it look all “organic” and authentic, and gives the story legs. 

4. A final and perhaps minor note - the amount of outings and outfit changes in the 3 days seems to reflect a lesson learned from the Briana stunt: they now have a treasure trove of photos to use for future articles, and plenty of dates to discuss. They will no longer have to use the same photos, from the same club outing in which Louis wears the same clothes. The benefit to us is seeing Louis’ style once again, but of course there are strategic and practical uses for these dinner/dairy product outings/bar/club photos and outfit changes in the future. They can be rehashed and use for “evidence” over and over again. It’s all part of pushing the story forward.


Tagging tumblr friends and people I’ve talked to in the past few months in case you want to add your POV or share this. Thanks! @droppingtheveilofmaya @larryappreciation @allegedlymags @lads-laddylads @popfan4ever @saltygoodness @jawsandhobama @unintentionalarry

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (Rebirth)

The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman must face his most challenging foe ever–a hero who wants to save Gotham…from the Batman!

From one of the biggest breakout writers in years and former CIA analyst, Tom King (GRAYSON, THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and superstar artist David Finch present BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 (co-written by former Bat-scribe Scott Snyder) and BATMAN #1-6.

Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world’s greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business.

Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues. 

This Batman graphic novel is 176 pages and is due out January 17, 2017.

You can preorder this at a special price here.

There are some days when I feel like the queen of everything. I feel like I own the world. I feel invincible, unbreakable. Some days I am the most sassy yet sophisticated person you’ll ever meet. Days like that I feel as if I can take on the world.

Then there are days such as this, where the sadness crawls back in out of thin air. The truth is it’s not caused by anything anyone did or said to me, I guess it’s like an old friend wanting to say hello and remind me of the time we spent together.



8:40 pm

~Excerpts from the book I’ll never write #71


I have a gofundme campaign set up for my dog Dawn’s surgery.  All custom items as rewards!

Over the past month Dawn’s eye non healing ulcer has cost us over a $1100. I have had to return Christmas presents for my son and husband and sell some of my most prized possessions to cover the costs  This last visit Dawn has a restart growth since her ulcer was healing but the tissues was not adhered to her cornea.

If you prefer to visit my shop and purchase something I already make please visit my online shop at

Thank you for reading and sharing. <3 Have a wonderful holiday.

Super Junior, MAMA 2014

I’m honestly really upset, and I’m not sure how to begin to articulate it. A lot of fandoms who don’t know what it’s like to constantly be thwarted at every turn, to have to work harder than most to accomplish the smallest of things, who had to claw their way to win those huge achievements they’re now known for… they just don’t understand.

It’s not that we expected Super Junior to win. It’s that we’ll never know. We’ll never know if they would have won Best Male Group or Artist of the Year because for some reason, they didn’t go. People who are arguing that this is not a rule clearly have not followed MAMA in the past. They usually don’t award to groups who aren’t present, and yeah, they awarded to CNBlue who did not win the voting and was also not there, but none of the other nominees went either, and they had to award it to someone, and online vote was only 20%. SJ had the album sales, they had the online vote. Maybe they would have lost because of the judges, but at least we’d know.

Instead, we have Heechul posting whimsically about attending. We have SJ being excited about going to MAMA weeks ago at SS6HK and then not a SINGLE member showed up. SNSD (minus TTS) didn’t go. TVXQ didn’t go. None of SM’s seniors were there, and Kyu mentioned to a fan at his fansigning/concert, which conveniently was AT THE SAME TIME AS MAMA (same with Ryeowook and KTR), that he would have liked to go.

And now people don’t understand why we’re upset. We’re upset because maybe they would have won, but for some reason, their company wanted them to skip out, most likely eliminating them as an option at all. We’re upset because SJ was used in video advertisements for MAMA and a promo pic featuring 6 members, and maybe MAMA didn’t invite them to perform. We’re upset because we slayed the online vote, which, yeah, is only 20% of the criteria (but again, attendance has proven to be what matters most), and it was a huge effort on the part of all ELF, especially Chinese fans, for an entire month for apparently nothing. We’re upset because it seems like Super Junior knew since some time after SS6HK that they were not going to win, that they wouldn’t even get a GDA nomination. We’re upset that all this bullshit happened all at once, around the same time.

Part of me wants to say, next year let’s boycott MAMA. But that would be stupid. Because whether MAMA wants them to perform or not, whether SM wants them to go and/or win or not, if we abandon the voting, SJ will still see that. And they’ll feel like this time, we really did abandon them.

So we had to vote, and I’m glad we did, and I’m glad Super Junior is aware of our efforts and very grateful. The voting in that regard is really worth it. But it was still so hard, and we tried so hard, and you can’t blame us for being upset after all of that, after the two year wait, after the millions of votes, after all that hope.

They’ve gone through this for years. Years and years. I always hoped that after they’d earned their place in the kpop hall of fame, that they’d catch a break. But apparently things will never come easy for my suju.


Thanks ELF, and thanks Super Junior. I’m sorry things suck, but we’re still here for you. We’re always here for you. Stay strong.


Some Panda Girl related sketches I did before I went to TCAF that I posted on twitter, but didn’t post here. I’ve steadily been trying to nail Valentine’s design and style of how I draw him. For some reason he has been the character I’ve gone back to most to try and figure out. Also bringing an old design out of my past - Quail. She was intended at one point to be a VOID character who was tied into Luna’s story on there, so we’re talking 2011 sometime. I ended up never using her and I stumbled upon the design again recently and am updating it for Panda Girl. Whether she is friend or foe remains to be seen.

Also did a sketch of the soldiers from the story, and then the last sketch is Asuka and Satsuka both past and present.