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My Calgary Expo Experience

Okay guys so I’m still kind of dying. Today (probably yesterday by the time this goes up) was kind of amazing and I can’t believe that I met Bob Morley BUT I’M GOING TO ATTEMPT TO SHARE THE AWESOMENESS WITH YOU ALL.

Apparently recap posts about cons are a thing and I still can’t believe that I actually have reason to write one!!

I only decided to go on the Sunday because I could fit in the photo op, autograph signing, and panel all in one day so I felt that it was a good option, so I don’t know much about anything that happened on any of the other days.

It was sooo incredible. Bob is just … wow. 

He just has the most adorable personality. And we all probably know this because you don’t need to meet him to be able to tell but he really does. As my friend who was with me likes to say, he’s all “soft and squish” hahahaha.

I was so so so nervous when we first walked into the autograph line (which was not very long at all because we came on the last day, and we also came early) and we were, like, two feet away from him because the line looped around. It was so weird. I still can’t believe that I was that close to him, let alone actually TALKED to him, and TOUCHED him. 

Also I’m about 99% sure that I saw Robyn from the Afictionados podcast in the line ahead of me because she has a very distinctive voice and I heard her mention Unity Days but I was too shy to talk to her and I wasn’t 100% it was her until later but anyway SHOUTOUT TO ROBYN IF YOU’RE READING THIS WHICH YOU PROBABLY AREN’T BUT IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT YOU ARE JUST KNOW THAT I REALLY LIKE YOUR PODCAST AND I’M REALLY AWKWARD SO I DIDN’T TELL YOU IN PERSON

anyway ..

Bob is just amazing because he was out in front of his table instead of behind it like basically all the other guests. It was really neat, he’s very interactive with the fans and likes to be very personal with everyone. He shook everyone’s hand that came to get an autograph and introduced himself (AS IF I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE) and asked how we were doing and he was just so polite and cute and ugghh. I’ve never been to a con before but my friend was telling me how usually the autograph signing is very quick and they get you in and out of there very fast but Bob was so sweet and generous and took his time with everyone, actually attempting to have a real conversation with the fans. 

The people before us were taking a video of him which is prohibited apparently and the security guy there was getting mad at them but Bob was like “oh, I don’t mind …” and he looked kind of uncomfortable (about the security guy, not the fans). 

He shaved his beard the night before and my friend was hEARTBROKEN because she LOVED it, haha. I think he looks nice either way, but I kind of prefer him cleanshaven so I was happy. HE PLAYS WITH HIS HAIR SO MUCH. And I swear that boy has an entire closet dedicated just to his various hats, its like every time I saw him he was wearing a different one.

My friend was a little starstruck so I ended up doing a lot of the conversation, but honestly I barely processed most of what he was saying. I mentioned that Zach talked about filming a movie with him at a recent con and asked him if he could share a little bit about it. He laughed and said that he was surprised Zach had said anything because they were supposed to be secretive about it so he didn’t really say anything more than what I already knew. He talked about how he was going to be filming in Malaysia pretty soon (which I already knew cause i’m extra lol) and how he hadn’t spent a whole lot of time prepping for the role so he needed to do some of that beforehand. It was fine that he couldn’t say much about it though because I was mostly just trying to keep the conversation going so I didn’t spontaneously combust and/or faint in his arms … you know, the usual.

My friend was dressed up as Season 2 Octavia (with the warpaint) and I had a really crappy cosplay of Season 1 Clarke going on hahahaha. Basically I couldn’t find a jacket (and i have no idea how to make one) so I just had like the shirt and the watch and the hair and stuff so it wasn’t anything special. Most people probably thought I wasn’t dressed up at all. When I walked up to Bob he went “WOW that’s a big watch” cause my wrists are really tiny I guess haha. I don’t really know if he knew if I was Clarke or not. 

He started both of our autographs with “Dearest [name]” instead of just “Dear” or writing only our names, which I thought was adorable. It’s such a Bob thing to do - or at least something I would expect from him. He also put two x’s at the end.

I didn’t end up getting anything special signed because I couldn’t think of anything super creative, so I just chose one of their prints instead. They were nice though. 

When he saw my friend’s print that she’d chosen he went “wow I was so tan” and I kind of laughed because he’s still really tan and his skin is so nice haha, but meanwhile I’m white as hell and can’t tan for the life of me

Then we both took photos with him. I always see people talking about Bob smelling really nice and I was like “okay” because I don’t tend to talk about how people smell BUT HE ACTUALLY DOES OKAY. lol I know that seems weird, I don’t know how to describe the smell but its a thing, guys, all right?

Afterwards we looked around a bit at the convention and waited to head to Bob’s panel at 12:00. I ran into a few friends who I haven’t seen in awhile which was kind of nice. It was super packed. There were a lot more people who showed up to see Bob than I was expecting, but it was nice to see so many people coming together. :) The panel was 45 minutes but it went by soooooooo fast. The moderator kept asking Bob to expand on his questions basically, which ended up eating up a lot of time so I didn’t get to ask the question about Jasper and Bellamy that I wanted to, which was kind of disappointing. 

I was being so extra though, waving my hand in the hair and everything, trying to get her attention. I made eye contact with Bob because he saw me but then the woman picked someone else and it was really sad lol. I raised my hand EVERY SINGLE TIME. But I was ignored. 

*sigh*

NEXT TIME.

They were really strict about there being no videos so I couldn’t really get any, which is unfortunate, and I wasn’t close enough to get very good quality photos so I won’t post any of them here. If you have any questions about some things people are spreading about the panel or want confirmation about some stuff Bob said, just hit me up and I’ll hopefully clear some things for you because I know that the truth often gets skewed a little at conventions. Its like the fandom is playing a little game of telephone, except online.

Bob is soooo cute and endearing and funny, so I really enjoyed the panel. I know a lot of people have been posting about stuff that Bob but I’ll point out the stuff I remember anyway

  • Someone asked Bob was his favourite episode/scene was and Bob said that his favourite episode is yet to air, and that it really delves into Bellamy’s “psyche”, which he liked, so I’m super excited to see that. I do wonder if he’s referring to 4x10, actually, since the promo seems pretty Bellamy heavy and it’s written by Aaron who tends to write Bellamy pretty well, I think. We’ll see!
  • There’s a video of the Bellarke question going around which, to be perfectly honest, isn’t much different from anything else that he’s said. He apparently ~ doesn’t know ~ if they’ll go the romantic path but he believes that they have a very “special relationship” that is deeper than any romance. It’s not in the video that I’ve seen going around but he also said that Bellamy and Clarke have a certain understanding and honesty which he believes is definitely a good place to start to build a relationship on, if they were planning on going that route.
  • He said something that I really haven’t seen talked about at all, but both I and my friend thought was a little odd when we heard it. I think the question was asking what scenes with Bellamy were most difficult or something like that but he said “the romantic side I find very hard to play”, which I thought was kind of interesting because Bellamy hasn’t really had any romantic partners besides Gina very very briefly. Idk if that’s who he was referring to? *side eyes emoji* Take it with a grain of salt in any case.
  • Bob joked about how Bellamy gets beat up so often because he’s “been told that [Bob] sells hits really well” lol. He also said that he maybe takes punches a little too well because when Octavia was beating him up in 3x10 he got too into it and accidentally fell through the wall of the set and broke it.
  • The moderator pointed out that it’s remarkable how well some characters have recovered from being impaled and he made a cheeky little comment about how “it’s science guys!” because we all know just how accurate the science on this show is hahaha
  • Someone asked Bob how he and Bellamy are similar and he responded by saying that he was loyal to his family and that the similarities “start and finish there”. He talked about how Bellamy is so much more aggressive than he is and how he wouldn’t go around killing people. The moderator then asked him if he thought he would ever be capable of doing something like that and Bob went “NOOOOOOOO! I don’t have that in me, its ACTING!”. He sounded so offended, it was really funny, especially since Bob is so cute and pure so it just sounded bizarre when she asked that.
  • Apparently during the scene where Pike sentences Kane to death Mike Beach and Henry Ian Cusick had a solid 15 minute argument about whose side Bellamy should be on and Bob just decided to leave the room after awhile. Bob was just like “okay I’m just going to walk out and you two can decide which one of you is my dad”.
  • Bob enjoys doing fight scenes “because its always kind of exciting to feel like you’re tough, even though you’re not” (he laughed after he said that) and he also enjoyed doing the Bellamy speeches because he thought that they felt cool and kind of empowering to feel like you have the power to actually influence someone else, since there aren’t many opportunities for that in real life.
  • Since he likes fight scenes, he joked about how he always would ask “can’t I at least try and put up a fight”  and he also said that Bellamy tends to take more beatings than he gives now because Bellamy feels like he deserves to be beaten up for what he’s done.
  • In the scene where he found out that Octavia “died” apparently Bob went full out and was banging his head against the bars and actually got a cut all along his forehead because he was so into it.
  • He was asked if it ever hurt his vocal cords to talk so low in Bellamy’s voice and he joked that it’s painful when he has to scream all the time at such a low octave. He also talked about why Bellamy’s voice was so low, because he was really hungover when they shot the Pilot and when he saw the video he went back and was really surprised and he just kind of had to roll with it from there on out. I’ve heard that story before but it was cool to hear Bob talk about it in person.
  • I know we all love to talk about the drastic difference in pitch between Bellamy and Bob’s voice but I’m telling you that its something else to hear it in person instead of just in a video. The change is SO dramatic.
  • One time when Bellamy had to do a big speech in Season 1, Bob had a really bad cold and he couldn’t speak properly so he was kind of screeching and messing up and he said it was really “embarassing” and so frustrating that he actually started to cry. The whole crowd went “aWWWWWwwwWWWWW” when he said that and he was like “yeah, yeah, I know, I know” all bashful and it was really cute.
  • He talked about how he would rather be judged for his “content” versus his physique and he said “maybe its not even me to feel that way” which made me sad, and then he said that he now recognizes that being judged for his appearance comes with the job sometimes.
  • Bob says that he likes polarizing the audience but that some people on social media can’t seem to separate him from Bellamy and he joked about all these people who meet him and are just like “I hate your character but, you know, you’re okay” and I was honestly like WHO DO I HAVE TO FIGHT COME AT ME
  • If he could bring back anyone he said he would bring back Pike and someone yelled “WHYYYY????” and Bob talked about how he caused lots of chaos and whatnot which was interesting, to which the mod was like “they already have enough chaos” and then Bob responded with “what’s wrong with a little chaos?” and I died. nOT like that’s one of the most iconic lines of Season 1 or anything ..
  • He also said he thought bringing Finn back would be interesting because “his moral compass is very different from Clarke and Bellamy’s” 
  • When he was a kid he wanted to be a stuntman and he would bite into ceramic plates because he thought that’s what they did, lol. Bob just went, “SO stupid” after he described it haha
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE I FORGOT. He joked a ton about his hair and how the apocalypse is great for the characters’ hair. He talked about how the hair team is great and how Bellamy has “great hair game” in Season 4, but that all seems to change after Bob finishes filming and he doesn’t really do anything with it. He’s very self-deprecating
  • Bob says that when he struggles in getting into Bellamy’s headspace a lot of the time he just starts thinking about lunch because that’s what Mike Beach told him to do, hahahahaha. He also talked about how there’s “a lot of stupid stuff” going around in Bellamy’s head a lot of the time.
  • He said that he likes to do rock climbing, but a lot of the time he just ends up playing video games instead.
  • He finds Octavia and Bellamy’s storyline together this season “heartbreaking”.
  • He says his scenes with Eliza are “always really great” because they’re very “emotional” and he gets to cry lol
  • Apparently Bob is like one of two people who actually knows how to drive the rover because its stick shift and its “impossible”.
  • One girl that was picked said “sorry” and Bob was like “what are you apologizing for?” and the moderator was like “it’s the Canadian way” or something along those lines but the girl was just like “cause I’m so awkward” and the whole time i was thinking girl SAME i feel you
  • Bob says playing Bellamy has changed his real voice. He thinks his voice has “dropped down because of it” even when he’s not playing Bellamy.
  • Bob said that one of his friends tried to get him to compete in a smashbrothers competition and he went but he said it was really intense so he was like “no, no, no, I’m going to stay home and be the king of my own house”
  • Bob doesn’t like sitting behind the table when signing autographs because he “feels weird” about it and enjoys interacting with fans because he feels that social media is really “devoid of connection” and he’s “just a normal person” like the rest of us, which was sweet. <3
  • Bob says that “I’m very loving but I’m very pragmatic” when referring to Bellamy (not himself)
  • Bob loves Bellamy soo much and he is super protective of him (like us!). He says that when people don’t like Bellamy sometimes he’s just like “oh well let’s talk about this, maybe I can talk you around” but it doesn’t usually work haha
  • He said that he went to a play in Australia because William Mcinnes, who he really loves, was in it but he didn’t know what it was about and it turned out be about IVF treatment lol and he was like “yeah that was kinda weird […] maybe I should have read the plot first …”

After the panel we looked around at all the merchandise but there was barely anything for The 100, which wasn’t all that surprising. I honestly didn’t expect to find anything, but we stumbled completely by accident onto this jewelry stand and we saw one necklace for The 100 and started freaking out because we couldn’t find any The 100 merch ANYWHERE and the lady heard us and told us that she sold stuff at Unity Days so she’d designed an entire jewelry line for The 100 and showed us her collection.

It was so awesome. She makes all these neat little themed charm bracelets for all shows, so there was one for Lost, and OUAT and Supernatural and all that, which was nice but she had a whole COLLECTION for The 100, with themed bracelets for almost all the individual characters. I remember seeing something similar online, maybe even the same ones, and had told my friend earlier that I thought they were cool.

I DEFINITELY wasn’t expecting to actually find them. 

My friend bought the Bellamy one and I bought the Raven one, because I personally thought that the Raven one was more true to the character than the other one (but they were both really cute!). I’m not one for fandom merch so it was kind of exciting for me to buy something. 

Here’s a pic of my Raven bracelet: 

And here’s my friends Bellamy bracelet:

Later we went to go get our photo ops with Bob, which we did individually. It was very fast-paced so we didn’t get to spend much time with him or anything but I was actually surprisingly relaxed and calm the second time I saw him? Idk he’s just so humble and down-to-earth and he really makes you feel comfortable around him, so I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I was earlier. 

When he saw my friend and I he was just like “hello again” and I thought it was cute that he remembered us, after meeting hundreds of individual people!

I just took a regular photo with him, no special poses or anything, because I felt weird asking for anything different. But to be honest I wish that I asked him for a hug, because I saw a girl go before us who did and her photo ended up looking REALLY good and now I’m super jealous, dammit. 

NEXT TIME. 

(I feel like I’m making a lot of promises to myself in this post, hmmmmmm)

Anyways, after we got the photo he turned to me and said “thank you!” and I was just thinking WHY ARE YOU THANKING ME??? YOU JUST MADE MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE, THANK YOU!

So that was my experience seeing Bob. I’m so far from over it and just looking at the pictures makes me feel all light and happy. He’s such a great person and you can tell that he’s not just putting an act or a show for the benefit of his fans, he’s truly genuine! 

Now I know what people mean when they talk about how after they meet some of the cast, they just want to do it again the next day. I’ve got the con fever, I want to go to another one so bad (but of course I’m infinitely grateful that I got to see him in person at all, because it was such an incredible experience)! Bob is so sweet and adorable and KIND (like I’ve reiterated half a million times) and deserves everything amazing in the world, I don’t know make the rules, k?

And there’s just something so … amazing about cons. No one there is judging you, everyone there is a shameless nerd as well, haha, and its such a safe space for fans to go and meet celebrities, guests, and each other. Whenever my friend and I saw anyone wearing The 100 merch or cosplaying as someone from The 100, we always got so excited. Because there are ACTUAL REAL PHYSICAL people in front of us who are just as obsessed as we are, and you don’t get that connection through TV. Everyone is so friendly and accepting, complimenting each other’s costumes and whatnot. The community is just amazing

Here’s hoping that I get to experience this again, and that any of you who haven’t yet get to as well! Everyone deserves to go to a con and have as much fun as I did. :)

Not sure if I’m going to post my photos with him because I’m really weird about posting photos of myself on the internet. I guess I’m just paranoid that someone I know will stumble across it, or my fandom days will come back to haunt me in twenty years or so and someone will pull up my photograph and my account with my dramatic ass screaming about Bellarke and Bellamy Blake and all that and judge me for the rest of my life. We’ll see. Maybe BFSN??

I’ll consider it. ;)

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for starting a studygram? Yours is such an inspiration!

Hey! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I hit 103,000 followers this morning and I feel so excited. I’ve been in a great mood all day but it is so crazy yet amazing! Anyway, I’ll kind of start from the beginning and go through with some tips!

  • create a cool username - generally, study related is going to be best for a studygram! If you’ve got a Tumblr, you can always use the same username. I tried but just ‘emmastudies’ was taken and deleted so I opted for the next best option!
  • organise your profile - personalised icon are really popular on Instagram, so you could make one and save it to your phone. Canva.com and flaticon.com are great sites for icons! Some people use their own photos or a selfie so just make sure it’s high quality! Your bio is important too. You can design it any way you like. Most people will include their name and education level/system (high school, university, etc). This is completely up to you. If you want to have the gaps between like mine (@emmastudiess), type it on your notes and then copy + paste. Remember to add in your website if you have one!
  • develop a feed that you like!! - some people place a lot of emphasis on having an “aesthetic feed” but I feel like whilst it plays a part, it isn’t everything. I think it’s more important to have similar(ish) photos rather than everything being exactly the same. My feed is similar between photos but isn’t absolutely identical. I often will have photos that look brighter than the others, etc, and I’ve come to a point where it doesn’t bother me. I used to be extremely conscious about my feed and wanted it to be heavily edited like some other accounts but I felt it was unnatural and too washed out so I do a very very simple editing process now. If you’ve followed me for a good couple of months, you may remember a while ago I had a little break from Instagram because I got so stressed about my feed. It so wasn’t worth it and after people said “we like natural!”, “you don’t have to make it perfect”, it made me feel much better. It is more important to take just take normal photos that are high quality than get stressed about having “the perfect feed”. I did a post on how I edit my Instagram pictures which you can see here!
  • take good quality photos - I use an iPhone 6 so anything you can have is great! Try to maximise natural lighting in each picture. I don’t use any third-party apps for editing since I feel they dramatically reduce the quality of each photo but that is up to you. Here are some other tips for pictures!
  • be active in the studygram community - follow anyone you find inspiration. You may be lucky to get some follow backs. I try to check out any studygrams that follow me! Like and comment on photos that you like. I would recommend taking caution when commenting on photos, especially if you’re doing it mainly for getting recognition out of it. It can sometimes come across as ingenuine if you’re commenting on a million posts a day. But commenting and engaging with posts that you do actually like is great. I try to leave a few comments on posts that I particularly like each day!
  • use hashtags - this is a great way to promote your photos! Go with the most popular like #study #studygram #school #studies #studyinstagram. I will often hashtag what is in my photos, for example #muji or #bulletjournal. You could even make a hashtag for just your posts.
  • tag brands - this is another good way to get your posts noticed. If someone is checking out a brand’s Instagram, they may go through the tagged photos to use their products in action.
  • be relatable - I think this is super important. I’m always myself on Instagram. If you’ve watched my livestreams, you’ll know I seem to ramble on and on about random topics! I try to keep my entire Instagram genuine and real. I’m just a normal girl and I want people to see me that way! People love to connect with a real persona!
  • interact with your followers - this is so important and actually really fun! I love replying to comments, messaging with others and helping where I can! I feel so lucky to be able to interact with a whole load of different people each day. It is truly the most awesome thing of social media!
  • post regularly - this doesn’t necessarily mean every single day! I post once a day but even once every two or three is enough. Obviously, the more active you are, the quicker you’ll gain followers.

I hope this helps! I feel it is really important to remember that social media isn’t everything and you shouldn’t place so much emphasis on it. As I mentioned I got very worked up a while ago about it but now I’m very casual about it and try not to like anything get to me in that sense. It is so important to note that followers aren’t everything! They’re awesome to have but if you’re gaining slowly, don’t beat yourself up about it! We all started small! Again, I hope this has helped! xx

“Dirty Laundry” - Peter Parker x Reader

Word Count: 2748

Warnings: angst feat. a pinch of fluff (but mostly angst)

Author’s Note: This month’s song (or technically last month… it’s for March) is Dirty Laundry by All Time Low. I’m so sorry this took a bit longer than planned, but I hope yall enjoy! The song is kinda about lying… (*coughs* Y/n? *coughs again*) so yeah, expect an argument about that :)

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Hey guys!! As you might’ve seen me mention before, I’m now going to be open for traditional marker commissions! These will be done with ink pens and alcohol marker on a medium cardstock paper, occasionally with accents by gel pens/paint pens.

These will be a physical good that I will mail to you personally, as well as some little bonus goodies for being a cool person and buying some art :0. That being said, you must either be willing to: Give me your personal address so I can mail the pictures, OR: Accept a high quality photo of the drawing instead of physical copy. 

Pricing will be $40 for a single page, and a special price of $60 when you buy two.  Why so expensive?: These are time consuming and take actual physical resources to complete and mail out, ie paper, additional colors, postage, padded envelopes, etc!

As always, I will draw pony, furry, feral, cartoon styled characters~ SFW only

Five slots will be open for this commission type, so please send me an ask, direct message, or email at kennyrpblog@gmail.com if you’re interested or have questions!!

anonymous asked:

heyy!! i really want to start my own studygram but i have no idea how to start out and how to make friends/gain followers etc. do you have any tips?

Hi! Here are a few tips on all those things:

  • create a cool username - generally, study related is going to be best for a studygram! If you’ve got a Tumblr, you can always use the same username. I tried but just ‘emmastudies’ was taken and deleted so I opted for the next best option!
  • organise your profile - personalised icon are really popular on Instagram, so you could make one and save it to your phone. Canva.com and flaticon.com are great sites for icons! Some people use their own photos or a selfie so just make sure it’s high quality! Your bio is important too. You can design it any way you like. Most people will include their name and education level/system (high school, university, etc). This is completely up to you. If you want to have the gaps between like mine (@emmastudiess), type it on your notes and then copy + paste. Remember to add in your website if you have one!
  • develop a feed that you like!! - some people place a lot of emphasis on having an “aesthetic feed” but I feel like whilst it plays a part, it isn’t everything. I think it’s more important to have similar(ish) photos rather than everything being exactly the same. My feed is similar between photos but isn’t absolutely identical. I often will have photos that look brighter than the others, etc, and I’ve come to a point where it doesn’t bother me. I used to be extremely conscious about my feed and wanted it to be heavily edited like some other accounts but I felt it was unnatural and too washed out so I do a very very simple editing process now. If you’ve followed me for a good couple of months, you may remember a while ago I had a little break from Instagram because I got so stressed about my feed. It so wasn’t worth it and after people said “we like natural!”, “you don’t have to make it perfect”, it made me feel much better. It is more important to take just take normal photos that are high quality than get stressed about having “the perfect feed”. I did a post on how I edit my Instagram pictures which you can see here!
  • take good quality photos - I use an iPhone 6 so anything you can have is great! Try to maximise natural lighting in each picture. I don’t use any third-party apps for editing since I feel they dramatically reduce the quality of each photo but that is up to you. Here are some other tips for pictures!
  • be active in the studygram community - follow anyone you find inspiration. You may be lucky to get some follow backs. I try to check out any studygrams that follow me! Like and comment on photos that you like. I would recommend taking caution when commenting on photos, especially if you’re doing it mainly for getting recognition out of it. It can sometimes come across as ingenuine if you’re commenting on a million posts a day. But commenting and engaging with posts that you do actually like is great. I try to leave a few comments on posts that I particularly like each day!
  • use hashtags - this is a great way to promote your photos! Go with the most popular like #study #studygram #school #studies #studyinstagram. I will often hashtag what is in my photos, for example #muji or #bulletjournal. You could even make a hashtag for just your posts.
  • tag brands - this is another good way to get your posts noticed. If someone is checking out a brand’s Instagram, they may go through the tagged photos to use their products in action.
  • be relatable - I think this is super important. I’m always myself on Instagram. If you’ve watched my livestreams, you’ll know I seem to ramble on and on about random topics! I try to keep my entire Instagram genuine and real. I’m just a normal girl and I want people to see me that way! People love to connect with a real persona!
  • interact with your followers - this is so important and actually really fun! I love replying to comments, messaging with others and helping where I can! I feel so lucky to be able to interact with a whole load of different people each day. It is truly the most awesome thing of social media!
  • post regularly - this doesn’t necessarily mean every single day! I post once a day but even once every two or three is enough. Obviously, the more active you are, the quicker you’ll gain followers.
  • message people that you like - most people are happy to have a conversation so if you like someones blog or watch their story and you like that thing too, you should message. I talk to so many people on Instagram about TV shows because I share all the ones I’m watching :’-) Otherwise, you can simply send something like:
    • Hey! I love your blog! I saw we were mutuals and wanted to see if you fancied chatting? :-)
    • Hi! I really loved your post on … I just wanted to let you know!Hello!
    • Thank you for following me! It’s cool that we’re mutuals. I thought I’d introduce myself! I’m …
    • Love your posts! Can’t believe you’re following me. I’m …

Hope this helps! x

anonymous asked:

maybe this is a stupid question, but what are some reasons to get a fujifilm instax? i want one for my birthday but my parents want justifiable reasons to get me one. they don't think the photo quality is that good and they see the film as a constant expense that might not be worth it. but i think the little photos are so cute! thoughts?

It’s true that they’re really an expensive novelty item at heart. No one needs one in the age of phone cameras, certainly, but they give you such a tactile, physical manifestation of your memories. It and the film is just as portable as a phone and you can slip the frames into your wallet or journal. The quality isn’t stellar, but that’s honestly part of their charm. They capture the grimy, lovely little moments of your life in real time and give you something tangible to hold on to. That’s so easy to lose in the digital world, and I think it’s worth holding on to.

Things Are Never Perfect 😂 - AbbyCatsUK

It is not the best of photos but here is a full shot of my favourite dress, check out my selfie in it from the other day. It’s a lovely dress from Lipsy’s VIP range which I acquired on eBay, the only problem is it’s a size or two too big.

The size issue is apparent when I went through my photos and found in nearly all but this one you could see my bra or there was some other technical issue. So this so so photo was as about as good as it got.

The dress does come with straps but it is meant to be worn strapless, so the straps aren’t the best. Certainly not the quality of the rest of the dress, which is a shame.

I can make do or I could possibly get it altered but turning up at a shop to get this done. Hmm still a little much for me right now but we shall see.

An Icon a Day Makes the Waiting Easier…

My first contribution to the Caryl tumblr fandom was a series of 100x100 icons I made and posted one each day. It was initially a way to help make the hiatus go faster - hence, “an icon a day…makes the waiting easier” (playing off “an apple a day…”). The great thing about that was that I approached a ton of Caryl fanartists to ask permission to use their work. I hope I exposed people to the variety and talent that we have. (I also hope I set a good example about how to create derivative works the responsible way.) However, I will be the first to admit that the quality of the icons was often poor, since most were made in the days before I got adobe photoshop. I am embarrassed at how many of them looked.

But, I still love making little graphics, so I’ve gone ahead and remade a bunch of icons. For the new icons I have made them 150 x 150 and used almost all photos of Caryl or McReedus, with very few screencaps. Some of the original were of questionable quality, but I did the best I could. I will also repost a very, very select set of the old icons that I thought were the very best of the batch.

This post will be updated with more icons as I make them.


There is no need to credit me if you want to use an icon. However, crediting the original fanartist or faneditor (if one is noted) is always an appropriate gesture. Here is a masterpost of all those who have provided me with permission to use their creative content.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See my other icons…

So from the title of this post, I’ll be sharing with you all a little “tour” of my planner + my thoughts on it along the way !

So this is my Muji weekly planner (I’m not too sure of its specific name/type, i believe they don’t have it on their website anymore noooo :((( ) I got it as a gift from my brother, but I think it ranges around 6-8 dollars, depending on the cover type (I believe mines polypropylene? not too sure)

When my brother got me this, I was actually already working on my bullet journal, but I then realized that bullet journaling wasn’t the best for me. Although it was very flexible and convenient in some ways, I wasn’t able to do future planning and sometimes I just didn’t have the time to make a layout and make it all nice. It’s just my personal preference, it may not work for me, but who knows, it may work for you !

This planner however, has everything I wanted in a planner: minimalistic, neat, flexible and compact!

It has a red cover (never really a fan of red, but i’ll have to get used to it) and it’s paper inside is nice and smooth. I love how the ink of the pages isn’t too striking, but very pleasing to the eye (ooOoOOo grey !). The paper is fairly thin but it surprisingly holds up ink/water pretty well . So far, I never had ink bleeds, only ghosting.

This planner has 14 monthly spreads and week + notes spread for each month. There is also a 3 year calendar in front and a notes section in the back. It doesn’t have a pocket (sadly) buttttt i made my own by sticking a piece of paper on the cover. Boom. DIY pocket. (I don’t have a pic though)

Monthly spread:
Here i list down all my major events, tests, holidays etc. (regular calendar shenanigans). My handwriting is fairly small, so I manage to fit everything in each box. I also color code them so that I can distinguish each event easily. On the left side, i use up the blank column to list down some monthly goals and notes.

Weekly spread:
I really love the weekly spread of this planner. It is quite similar to the Moleskine weekly planner, but I prefer this one more :) The left side has each day of the week (plus points for having Saturday and Sunday equally spaced yas) and here is where I list down my events, appointments and specific to do lists for the day.

There are also tiny lil dots where you can run your ruler into and divide each of the days into 3 (you can divide it into morning, afternoon, night or school, personal, work etc). It’s a smart little feature because you can customize each box according to how you’d like to organize yourself !

For me, i divide it only into 2, with one side listing my events & tests, while the other side lists down my to do’s for that day. Here I somehow apply the bullet journal system (circle-event, square-todo, triangle-scheduled stuff). I also add the weather by the date just to add a nice accent.

The only teeny tiny thing I wish was changed is the way the month is written. Personally, I’m not really good with months by their numbers (All i know are the first 3 and last 3 months tbh, the rest I’ll have to count and recite lol), so it will be a little of a struggle for me to find desired months by their number.

On the right side however, is a blank gridded page (yas not lined!) which you can fill up with anything you’d like. Notes, drawings, scraps etc. I fill mine up with weekly to do’s/reminders that I want to accomplish for the week. It gives me a good view of what my week would look like, so that I can divide each of the task into the specific days in the left side.

Here are some more spreads:

(sorry for the bad quality photos eek)

There is also a small notes section (gridded) in the back (I forgot to take a pic but it’s basically just gridded paper). I haven’t used it up that much, but on the last page, i place some of my sticky notes/flags so that I don’t have to keep scavenging through my stationary looking for sticky notes.

Yeah, so that’s basically whats in my planner! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a simple but “customizable” planner with a bullet journal vibe sorta thing. 

Stay tuned more more content ! byee

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I danced with Jay Park!

So yesterday I performed with Jay Park! He was scheduled to perform for a fitness festival at Korea University where they brought together world renowned body builders and fitness experts from around the world. Me and a group of people joined a Korean dance group called G-Swaggerz as his crew. 

Before it all began we met one of the mc/promoters and the event created a section for us in the back. I got there a little late cuz I got lost and found out they had just finished rehearsing right before I got there.     -_-  They said they’d do another run through but it never happened. Later on we went to the back to get ready and I met Kai Greene in the hallway. He was the main event of the whole show. He’s a huge deal in the fitness world and the audience loved him. He was really nice! He said hi to me and was just generally very pleasant and really articulate. He was very down to earth. Made me proud ^^

Then showtime began and we went to the back of the stage to get ready. While back there our two groups (G-Swaggerz & the Foreigners lol) were just back there talking but segregated. I didn’t like that so I told another girl to come with me and talk to them. So we did and they were really cool. We made friends with a few of them and talked for a little. Then we met some Korean fitness models and they were really nice too and really pretty. We all took pictures together. A little later Jay comes and passes in front of me. He had a bandanna covering his nose and mouth but I knew it was him from his eyes. Then he went to the other side with the fitness models and started talking with them. My phone doesn’t take good quality pics so I walked over towards one of the girls I knew (let’s call her A) to ask her cuz I wanted her to take a group photo of all of us with Jay but this other girl (let’s call her B) blocked me from going to her. I was like “what are you doing?” And she was like “Jay’s there. I don’t wanna move.”

She was on the side closest to Jay and she thought I was tryna take her spot closer to Jay. I’m really gonna need you fangirls to stop tryna keep me away from my blessings. So while she stood there blocking me we missed a photo op. He was there taking a photo with the fitness models and right as I was about to ask him for one the stage manager tells us to take our places. Smh

So we lined up and just found random spots and tried to mix ourselves up with the Korean dance crew. B ended up standing next to him. He was above everyone cuz he was on a levitated stage. And no one said a peep to him! I was internally crying cuz I would have made the most of it had I been closer to him. So the curtains open up and we do our thing. I was a mess XD It was so quick though. Probably only two minutes and it was over and we exited the stage. 

Some of us stayed after to watch the rest of the event. B and a couple of others ended up bouncing before the end and when it was all over we went to the back to talk to some of the dancers and wait to get a picture with Jay. I ended up meeting Megan Bowen and talked to her for a little bit. She was really sweet. Then I went to get some of the dancers contact info. After, I saw some of the guys waiting in the hall for Jay so I went over. I stood in front of his dressing room and didn’t even notice so a little later his security guy came and told me to move. I moved to the other side of the hall and I realized it was his room. A few seconds later he came out and started walking to leave the building. All these people waiting for him but didn’t say a thing! Just watching him leave. smh I was shocked how everyone was on mute. I don’t get why people are so scary. So ya’ll know me. I said “Jay!” And he says “Let’s do this!” and comes over to me and we took a picture. He was super sweet! The other people were tripping almost letting go of this blessing. lol 

The whole irony of it all is that B unknowingly stopped both us and herself earlier from getting a picture, but in the end missed a chance to get a pic with him. smh (Don’t get me wrong tho. She was cool and we’re now friends but it’s funny how it all turned out.lol) 

And that’s my story of dancing with Jay Park! Not too many people can say that but now I can. ^_^

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Anyone want to be my bikini guinea pig? These in no way would work on me, but I know at least one of you would like banging in one of these. I’m offering to sell one at cost, which is $50 US, so I can get a good idea of quality and some photos of one.

  • Made from 83% nylon and 17% spandex
  • Available in XS, S, M, L and XL sizes
  • Fully customizable including halterneck straps
  • Bikini is packed in a transparent plastic pouch
  • Designs imprinted using an advance heat sublimation technique; will not fade in water

Lemme know!

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Fanime 2015 was pretty fun!! I got to meet a lot of great people I knew from twitter and stuff as well as met some other people for the first time! I also got to see a bunch of my friends from previous cons and stuff which was really nice. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to say hi or bring me food or buy my prints!! I love you!

I honestly wish there had been more time to spend with everyone, I feel like it was very rushed and way too short >< and there were a lot of little stressful hiccups along the way, but I’m glad I went!!  See you all at AX!

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Here are some pretty poor quality photos of the pearlschus for the time being. The orange pearlchu has a few bumps and bruises from shipping but is active so I think it will recover fine. The sakura is big fish and a powerful swimmer, I’ve always had a soft spot for sakura ranchu. The little yellow pearlchu is somewhat younger than it’s two friends, at 2 months old. This fish came from Thai buffalo lines so I’m excited to see how it’s wen grows out. It was far too speedy for me to get any good picture of it this time, maybe once it warms up to me more. 

For anyone who isn’t aware these fish are not a cross of any kind, they are 100% ranchu, spawned from completely normal ranchu parents. However it has been shown that when you linebreed goldfish certain oddities can arise, and in ranchu you sometimes get these funky pearlscaled ranchu (which I have uncreatively called pearlchu). eastcoastranchu and I happen to share a love of pearlscales, and she entrusted these little ones to me so that I can make my sole purpose in life showcasing how dang cute they are. To the best of my knowledge, these fish do not breed true, so please don’t message me asking about potential offspring because as of now I have no intention to breed them. But overall I’m so stoked to own these guys; they’re definitely one of the coolest phenotype combos I’ve ever seen.