stressed out about finals

For those of you who are still questioning, still figuring out what gender label best describes you, for those of you that *want* a label but are still searching… it’s okay. You’ll figure it out. You don’t have to know right away.

I’ve been broadly identifying as nonbinary for over a year now, and I’ve been comfortable doing so. In the process of surrounding myself and spreading positivity, I’ve learned more about myself, and over the past few months I’ve managed to find a label that I’m comfortable with.

Don’t fret. It’s okay. You don’t have to have all the answers right now. You still have time!

I decided that for my own sanity this is what I’m gonna hold into for the next four months. Despite everything they want us to believe and despite what they want us to forget I believe in what I see and THIS look screams LOVE, this is a look of pure adoration, and he only has looked at ONE person this way aka the LOVE of his life.

“Apparently, she and I are gonna be quite the team one day.”

I wanted to draw future Flynn and Lucy from the journal. They’re an interesting pair to think about, aren’t they? A little older. A little crazier. His hair is longer, hers is shorter. That feels right.

Flynn’s hair is based off Goran’s look in this old Madonna video. So I know for a fact he can pull it off.

Ah, we have a “Bellarke” fan on our hands, eh? Well, you’ll be happy to know that the two characters share a very emotional conversation at the top of the episode — though you’re right to be worried by its foreboding undertones.
—  I’m stressing out about The 100 finale tonight! Anything you can tell us? Especially about Bellamy and Clarke? Thank you!  [TVLine]

Okay but, can we imagine an omega in school and they’re stressing out about assignments and finals and letting out all sorts of distress pheromones right??

So imagine an alpha sensing their nervousness and trying to comfort them, but the alpha’s a really rough around the edges type of person and so they’re really awkward at comforting the omega.

The omega appreciates their efforts though and relaxes a bit. Then they ask the alpha if they want to study together because they know the alpha isn’t doing too great in that class either and the alpha nervously accepts and they’re all blushy because they’ve liked this particular omega for a while.

Oh my god, guys! I did it! Chapter 20 of Art and Obligation is done. Finally! I’m going to read it through and do a spelling and grammar check in the morning (it’s 1.30 in the morning right now and I need to sleep) and then I’ll post it! I’m actually really happy with how it turned out and am excited to be sharing it with you. I hope it won’t disappoint :D 

Maybe it’s just because of the headspace I’m in right now, but I keep thinking about how Nancy stresses out over college finals, sometimes to the point of tears, and how Steve and Jonathan help her through the anxiety and self-doubt.

Jonathan brings her cups of cocoa (and water, because “staying hydrated is important”) and cooks her healthy dinners. Steve goes on a run with her every morning and helps craft her flash cards (going a little overboard with the sparkly markers).

Most importantly, they never shame her feelings or take them lightly. Nancy’s boys are always there for her and it warms my heart.

“And the Grammy goes to...” (reader x Sam Wilson)

Characters: reader, Steve, Natasha, Sam.

Summary: Excited for the Grammy’s, you find out you might have to watch them alone when a teammate surprises you in more ways than one. 

Warnings: Fluff. Pregnancy mention I guess? Tiny bit of language. 

Word Count: 1.6k

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A/N: I wrote this in honor of @imaginingbucky‘s birthday !! I hope your day is incredible, Chanel!! Love you, girl!! :) Also, I apologize if the events of the award show are out of order. I didn’t watch the whole show so I just caught up through clips. I have no strong feelings in regards to the award results so if you do, just keep your comments respectful, please! :) 

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Originally posted by dailyteamcap

They only came around once a year. This was something you had been looking forward to for months, and now had no one to share it with besides your friends from home who would squeal with you via text. Out of all the available Avengers who weren’t out on missions, you couldn’t convince a single one to watch the Grammy’s with you.

As a last enticement, you had spent the entire afternoon preparing delicious treats to enjoy during your viewing party, including baking cupcakes and decorating little Grammy statues on top to the best of your ability. They looked a little lopsided, but it was fun and at least they would taste good.

As the airing time approached, it looked like it would be a party for one as you settled in front of the large projection screen in the living room, a delectable spread of snacks before you. The sound of footsteps approaching piqued your interest, peering over the couch to see Natasha come into view.

“Accepting my invitation finally, Nat?” you asked, trying to remain casual but a wishful tone snuck into your voice.

The redhead exhaled, “Sorry, Y/N. I’m heading out for the night. I’ll take a cupcake for the road, though.”

Disappointed, you waved a hand toward the snack table, “Help yourself. Have fun.”

“Will do,” she said with a wink, licking frosting from her fingers.

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“I’m drawn across the universe to someone I haven’t seen in a decade who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing that we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it.”  Interstellar (2014)

First of all, they were playing sexy lounge-type music in the photo op room, and that was just… anyway. 

So there was a bit of miscommunication about the pose, because I wanted Jensen to be in the position I was in, with Misha in the back. So I hand them the hats and Misha’s kinda smirking, and Jensen’s frowning slightly and turning his over in his hands, and I turn to Misha and ask if we could do a Titanic pose. And he’s like, “Of course!” ..But then they’re still standing there and he’s like “Okay wait I’m not exactly sure what you want us to do.” So I hold my arms out to demonstrate, but he gets the wrong idea and does it with me instead (not that I’m complaining), and I’m panicking because I have no clue what Jensen’s doing but I know he’s not really a part of the pose, and I feel a little sick because I think I messed it up or something, and when they give the hats back I don’t even look at Jensen because I feel like I made him uncomfortable or something (I just got a weird kind of vibe) so I’m like “I am so sorry I made you do this.And Misha looks back at me and he’s doing that adorable crinkly eye laugh. Clif notices the look of vague panic on my face when I’m leaving (and asks me if I’m okay when we’re talking later that night) and he looks at me knowingly and chuckles. 

So I was stressing about how it turned out all night, and when I finally saw it, I was just… it’s perfect. Jensen’s face, oh my god. Let’s just ignore the insane gleam in my eye.

As my mom said, “Jensen looks like a jealous, rejected cabin boy whose Captain wouldn’t pay attention to him”. I think that’s a pretty apt description of what’s going on here.

**you know what, go ahead and edit it if you want. I don’t really care.

Sean and the channel have grown so much since the days in the log cabin in the middle of nowhere. It’s been quite a journey, and I hope that comes across in this video.

@therealjacksepticeye: if you see this, you do mean as much to me as we all do to you. All you’ve accomplished is well-earned and well-deserved, and I can’t wait for what lies ahead.

"I need to know that you're okay." (Ethan)

Requested by @dolanangels: “Can you do an imagine where the reader is so stressed out and hiding her feelings then Ethan asks what’s wrong bc he noticed and she snaps on him.

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It’s a little different than what was requested, but I started writing, and it flowed together, and I liked the way it turned out. :)

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The semester was coming to an end and you were crazy stressed out about finals. You were over studying and you just wanted nothing more than for it to be summer vacation so you could not do anything but sleep for three days in a row.

Finals coming up also meant that you had to make some sacrifices. You and your boyfriend, Ethan had spent so little time together during finals week. Even though you shared an apartment, you still hardly ever saw each other. Whenever he was home, you were at school, and when you were home, he was out at mettings. Whenever you were both home, you were locked up in your bedroom, trying to study.

”(Y/N), can I talk to you?“ Ethan asked one afternoon. He came into the bedroom and sat in the bed next to you. You nodded, not looking up from your textbook.

“Come on, take a break. You’ve been at it for hours.” Ethan whined, trying to take your notes out of your hands.

“Ethan stop.” You said.

“C'mon (Y/N). Pleeeease.” He continued, kissing your neck.

“Ethan, please stop. I need to focus.” You said again. Ethan let out a loud sigh.

“I just wish these textbooks and notes weren’t taking over your life. Am I not even important to you anymore.” Ethan said.

“Why would you say that? You know you’re the most important thing to me. But school is important to me too. Do you not want me to be successful? Do you not want me to get a good job?” You said, a bit upset.

“No, no, (Y/N), you know I didn’t mean it like that. I just-”

“You just what?” You asked. He just sat there, no answer. “That’s what I thought.” You said. You got out of the bed and grabbed your car keys. “I’ll be back later.”

“Where are you going?” Ethan called, but the door had already shut by the time he got his words out.

You hopped into your car and just drove. You had no idea where you were going, but you couldn’t be at home right now. After about 45 minutes of driving, you finally stopped at a McDonald’s. You pulled into the drive through, ordered, and parked so you could eat. You sat there, staring out if the windshield, and just started crying.

You didn’t know why you were crying, but you had a feeling that it was a mix between you being stressed, and also being upset about the way you overracted with Ethan. You pulled your phone out of the cup holder and saw you had a missed call and a voicemail from Ethan.

“(Y/N), I know you’re upset with me, and I’m so sorry that what I said made you upset. You know I hate when you take off like this. Please call me back, I need to know that you’re okay. Iove you.” He said. You cleared your throat and dialed his number.

“(Y/N)? Thank god you’re okay.” He said when he answered.

“Yeah, I’m fine.” You said.

“You’ve been crying, I can hear it in your voice. What’s wrong baby?” He asked.

“I’m just, so stressed out right now. Finals have pushed me to my breaking point. And also, I’m upset about the way I acted earlier.” You said as you started crying again. “I shouldn’t have gotten upset like that. I don’t even know why I got upset. But, I’m sorry. I love you, and you know that. More than anything in this world.” You said.

“Baby girl, you know I love you too. Now, come on home. It’s getting late, and I know you’d like to get some sleep.” He said.

“I’ll be there in a bit. I love you.”

“I love you too. Bye baby.” Ethan said. You said bye, hung up the phone, finished your food and drove home. Once you got home, you were so exhausted from crying, that you just fell into Ethan’s arms. He picked you up bridal style, and he carried you to bed.

“I love you Ethan.” You said as you wrapped yourself in the blankets.

“I love you too (Y/N). Now, get some sleep.” He said as he kissed your temple. He wrapped his arm tightly around your waist and you quickly fell asleep.

Sony Vegas Editors: Disable Resample is Your Best Friend

If you’ve edited in Sony Vegas for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard other editors mention “disable resample.” What is it and why is it necessary? Allow me to educate!

What is resample?

In basic terms, resampling is changing the input of a video file into an output format. This can range from changing the video size and ratio to what I will focus on today: Frame rate.

In Vegas, there are three frame rates that you must know.

- Your input file

- Your project/preview file

- Your rendering/output settings

If your input file is 24 frames per second (fps), your project file and rendering/output settings need to also be at 24 fps. This helps tremendously with motion masking.

When your input file fps is different from your project settings, Sony Vegas ends up slowing down your clips. This can cause huge issues with motion masking when you are entirely dependent on masking from frame to frame. 

In addition to this, Sony Vegas has a feature called “Smart Resample” that is the default setting to put on all clips. There is a built in lag within the Sony Vegas program so in order to make up for this, Smart Resample installs motion blur to blend the frames together. However, this often results in added slowness to the clips and a sharp drop in quality when the project renders. The frames will become compressed on top of each other as they blend. This is what editors refer to as “ghosting” or “ghost frames.”

In the first example, you can see the outline of a frame over another frame. That transparent outline is the “ghost frame” and should not be there. That is what slows down your clips and will reduce the quality come rendering time.

The second image is what the clip should look like in a normal frame.

So, how do you prevent ghost frames?

Step 1) Right click on the video layer of your clip. Then, click on “Properties.”

Step 2) When the Properties window comes up, click the “Disable Resample” option.

Step 3) Click “OK” to confirm.

Please note, if you’re using this method to change clips to “Disable Resample,” you need to do this to every individual clip you place in the timeline.

In addition, make sure that your output and project fps matches with your input video’s fps.

To check your project fps, look at the video preview section of your Vegas window.

It will list both the “Project” and “Preview” fps along with the ratio of the project file. 24,000 p is the fps of this particular project file. If the fps of your project file does not match the fps under the “Properties” window of your video clip, it needs to be changed.

To change the project fps, there are three ways to open the “Project Properties” window.

Method 1) Click on “File” and go down to “Properties.”

Method 2) This is a shortcut method if your video preview area is already displayed. Click on the square icon with the arrow inside of it. It is located to the top far left of the video preview area.

Method 3) Just hold down the “Alt” and “Enter” keys on your keyboard at the same time. The window will pop up that way.

Once the “Project Properties” window opens, go to the “Frame rate” area and click on the drop down menu. Change the fps to the same number as your input clips. In this example, the video clip is 24 fps so I changed the frame rate to 24 fps in the project.

Next, hit “Apply.”

Then, hit “OK.”

Finally, when it comes time to render your project, bring up your “Render As” window.

When the window pops up, go to the “Template” area of the window after you make sure that your “Save as type” is the right type of output file you want. Click on “Custom.”

Once the “Custom Settings” window comes up, go to the frame rate area of the “Video” tab and select the same fps you used on the project file. Again, in this example, the fps of the input and project file is 24 so I select 24 fps here.

As a bonus, if you’re editing an AMV, you want to go to the “Project” tab and go to the “View Rendering Quality” area. Click on the drop down menu and select “Best.” This ensures that your project will come out looking the best it can when it renders.

Click “OK” once you’re done adjusting your settings and watch the magic happen!

Hopefully, this tutorial helps out some editors who have been stressing about quality drops in their final product. If you have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to send an ask! Happy editing!

WIP - for the fic Beneath the Jacaranda (by @geertruis)

Misako appreciation post

Misako is a character much of the fandom isn’t fond of, but there is some good in her!

- She dedicated many years of her life trying to prevent the battle between her husband and son, and actually found a way that was almost successful.

- She loves Lloyd and Lloyd loves her, look at them hugging!

- She was understanding when Lloyd was mad at her at first.

- She still cared about her husband even after he got consumed by evil.

- She talked to Lloyd a lot and comforted him after they were reunited, and was one of the only characters who didn’t seem to stress Lloyd out about the Final Battle.

- She has a great personality, she is smart and strong but also gentle and calm, and doesn’t have an overused ‘tough girl’ vibe

- She has a serene voice and is pretty despite her age.

- She didn’t get mad at Garmadon upon discovering he lied about the letter, and was much more forgiving than Wu was.

- Even though she’s strong she knows her limits and didn’t join in the fight between Pythor and Lloyd.

- She trusts in Lloyd and always gives him encouragement.

- She is helpful too all the ninja, such as when Nya was having relationship problems.

Relax

A/N: I like him a lot:) 

Pairing: Kai Parker X Reader

Request: Can you do an imagine where Kai Parker surprises/scares Y/N by giving her a back massage when shes home alone and he teases y/n about her liking him kissing her neck? Love u

Warnings: SMUT, swearing, fluff

Word count: 2.1K

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Bath Bombs

Stiles is stressed about finals and decides to try out the bath bomb that Lydia gave him in his ‘study pack’.

Read it on AO3 here. For @toofarforward.


Originally posted by yazzytaughtme


He had been standing there for a while now, staring down at the bathtub full of steamy water.

Stiles looked from the bath to the small letter in one hand: a note that Lydia had written him.

            Maybe this will help you relax.

            You’ll ace your finals, there’s no doubt about that, so stop worrying and take a break.

            The lavender has a calming affect that should help curb your anxiety and the petals are for a touch of flamboyance.

                    Spoil yourself.

                    Love always,

                                Lydia.

 

Stiles sighed and turned his attention to the monstrosity in his other hand. It was a smooth round ball with a chalky white surface, interrupted only by the small hole at the top that revealed the small collection of white rose petals, sprigs of lavender, buds and leaves.

Across the white surface were hints of dyed colour: little touches of blue and purple that curled about the circumference.

Stiles set the note down on the counter and knelt down by the edge of the bath tub. He reached over and lowered the bath bomb into the water slowly, watching as it erupted into brilliant colour. Foaming waves lapped at each other as they spread across the water’s surface while spirals of blue and violet colouring diffused and swirled through the water. The petals, flower buds and leaves drifted across the surface, creating whirling patterns through the lightly coloured foam.

Stiles watched on in awe as the bath bomb dissolved. Once it was gone and the water settled slightly, he stripped off his clothes and climbed into the bathtub. The coloured water pooled around his pale limbs, the petals tickling his skin as he sank into the water.

He settled into the warmth, letting out a heavy sigh as he felt his body melt into the water.

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