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how does harry manage to update his fashion sense with each of his eras?

2012 - sweet dorky kid who might offer to pay for your ice cream and will want to “take it slow, yeah?”

2013 - some bratty frat boy who always gets what he wants but you would still let him fuck up your life

2014 - the matured ex frat boy who left the frat when he got educated on “no means no” and “rape culture” & switched his major to art or some bullshit like that

2015 - that one guy who spends WAY too much time at record stores flipping through queen and the rolling stones commenting about how he “listened to this shit wayyy before it was fucking hipster” even tho he was born in the ‘90s

2016 - the cute new dude who your boss just hired and all the girls (and some guys) in the office have a crush on and so you try to find him on social media but he has absolutely none

2017 - intimidating as fuck guy who gets iced coffee every single morning at 7 am with some weird ass bell bottoms on but when you actually have a convo he just starts crying about how much he loves the bees and “we need to save them at all costs”

He is wearing jeans, tan ankle boots and a Hawaiian shirt, unbuttoned low enough to catch a generous eyeful of his well-maintained torso and the countless tattoos that splatter his chest and left arm. His hair is pushed back off his face by a pair of sunglasses perched on top of his head. He wears a crucifix around his neck and his fingers are weighed down by chunky silver rings. Yes, he is gorgeous : expressive, boyish face ; gentle demeanour; impeccable manners.
—  Krissi Murison (Harry Styles Exclusive Interview The Sunday Times)
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15. Harry Styles, ‘Harry Styles’

“Boy band member grows up and makes a rock record” is a catchy elevator pitch for Harry Styles, but such a description would ignore the most recent One Direction albums (which were largely classic-rock homages), and miss the nuances of the leap that Styles has made in his first solo effort. With his self-titled debut, Harry has opted to forego radio play and make a big, brash guitar album that draws upon arena rock as much as hushed folk and hair metal; there’s a lot of ground covered here, and none of it feels inauthentic. Credit Jeff Bhasker for fleshing out the production on songs like “Carolina” and “Ever Since New York,” but this is Harry’s show, and his commitment to conjuring the spirit of ‘70s rock never comes across as overreaching. Styles was always going to be a star post-1D, but with Harry Styles, he justifies his headliner status. - Billboard

anonymous asked:

do you also hate it when people say "your work is like anime"

(pt 2) i don’t think i quite understood it, but you seemed to. is anime bad? is it a shameful art form?

i related to the post painfully well bc most of the people who make that “it looks like anime” comment are the ones who say it in a belittling tone. this in turn affects artists who spend years curating their own art styles to associate “anime” as a degrading rating that downplays our individual styles and chucks it into the “kiddish” category by the viewer.

most people (me included) don’t like to openly announce/admit that we like watching anime when we’re out of the safe zones of our fandoms, in the real world. the stigma of it is something we know that needs to be changed, but change takes time.

idk what this is but i really liked your sensitivity headcanon :‘3 (and i wanted to submit even though there is no anon option… i’m embarrassed)

Taehyung was a touchy person, no doubt about it. Jin had known that ever since they met. But his touches always felt casual. Taehyung wasn’t a rough person but his nudges were playful. Even when he was showing Jin what to expect at Bangtan Sound, he was teasing. His touches never felt like anything more but business to Jin.

But RM was a business man, too. Of the worst kind as far as Jin knew. Yet when his fingertips were skimming over Jin’s naked back, it felt nothing like Taehyung’s touches. Jin supposed RM must have been familiar with undoing zippers but he took much longer than Jimin. Jimin who Jin had originally wanted to seek out but who was singing on stage right now. His sweet voice floated backstage where Jin had run into RM. So what if he used the sticky situation he was in for his job. Get close to the enemy, Jin. He shuddered when the cold zipper pressed against his flushed skin. He had forgotten that the enemy would be getting close to him as well.

“I almost got it”, RM murmured dangerously close to his ear. He pulled with repeated small tugs, the other hand splayed between Jin’s shoulder blades, holding the fabric together. In a sudden bout of flight instinct Jin leaned away and held onto a wall drape.

But RM followed right after, pressing closer. “Sorry, did I hurt you?”

Jin shook his head violently and pressed his lips together. RM finally managed to pull the stuck zipper down Jin’s back, stopping above his waistline and stepping back. Jin thought he felt feather light touches trailing down his back, deepening the blush on his face.

“There you go”, RM’s low voice whispered.

Jin took another moment to collect himself, breathing deeply. “Thank you”, he finally straightened and turned around but RM was already gone, leaving only the ghost of his hands on Jin behind.

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(Last year’s here.) Not gonna lie, 2015 was not a good art year for me, but at least you can see a lot of improvement. Definitely love the the poses and hair in comparison to it all and it feels very lively and fun. I hope 2016 will be a much better year!

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Birthday Boy - hs

Originally posted by stylesinthewild

Pairing: harry styles x reader

Warnings: nightmare description 

Request:  Can you do one where she forgets his birthday? - anon

It’s past midnight and I just finished an assignment so this is not the best but oh well.


It was the fifth night in a row this had happened.

For the past month, your sleep schedule had been completely ruined, all because of a few nightmares. Today was the fifth day in a row you had woken up at two in the morning, covered in a cold sweat with tears in your eyes.

You thought you had been getting better. You had almost gone four nights without a single nightmare. But then it had all come rushing back. It was almost always the same. A girl who wasn’t you, luring Harry away from you in the dark of the night. You chasing after them, following until you reach a dead end in a dark alley. A single gunshot before Harry is lying dead on the floor, a bullet hole through his brain.

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✾✾ fic recs ✾✾

it’s fanfiction writer’s appreciation day so i wanted to make a super short fic recs list; hopefully of stories you haven’t been able to read yet !! ofc this list doesn’t encompass the entirety of the fics i’ve read or adored, but i wanted to spread some more love today :’’) 

✾ SEOKJIN

:: plage - fluff, smut, swimmer!jin - @mint-tape

i really, really like elle’s stories bc she’s so creative with her plots and concepts. recently, i read plage and fell in love with seokjin all over again :’’) i really recommend you check out her other works as well !!

:: the discovery - smut, dom!jin - @noona-la-la-la

this is maybe the first story i’ve read from them, but it still remains one of my favorite jin fics ! what i like the most about all their stories i’ve been able to read is the realistic approach they take when describing a relationship’s progression :’)

✾ YOONGI

:: better place - fluff, hogwarts!au - @workofteaguk

out of all of traci’s works i think i’ll always like this one the best. i loved the build up which made one of my favorite tropes  (friends to lovers trope) so believable :’’)

:: lost in paradise - fluff, smut, angst, summer faerie!au - @fireheart-namjoon

this is the first work of gi’s that i read, but i was instantly hooked and fell in love :’’) i love their writing style and the descriptions especially !! i recommend you read everything else on their masterlist too :D

✾ HOSEOK 

:: costume - fluff, hybrid!au - @xhixtape

i remember reading this story before i had even joined tumblr. it’s still one of my favorite hoseok stories :’) i just found their relationship so cute.

:: kisses of carmine (ft. taehyung) - smut, angst, vampire!au - @cosykims

maybe one of my favorite series ? so much effort was put into the writing and the world building, it really sucks you in !! i can’t recommend this series enough tbh

✾ NAMJOON

:: and you as well must die - smut, murderer!namjoon - @pleaseseokjin

ah i really love this author. they’re one of the few authors i was familiar with before i joined tumblr, and i love their writing style and their plots. actually i love all of their stories, but i want to recommend this one specifically :’’)

:: passionfruit - smut, college!au - @rapmonluv

i’ve only started reading this series today, but i’m hooked :’D and i love everything i’ve read so far on her masterlist, and i can’t wait to get through the rest !!

✾ JIMIN

:: metanoia - fluff, hogwarts!au - @taesthetes

i wasn’t sure which fic of cat’s i should pick bc i’m in love with everything she’s ever written, esp the universe of us ! but metanoia was the first fic i’ve ever read from her and the one that started our friendship, so it holds a special place in my heart 

:: the ocean - fluff, angst, mermaid!jimin - @chinnychimchim

i might have not told you, but this is actually my favorite story of yours i’ve read so far :’) i really recommend addie’s fics bc you get a little bit of everything. angst? dystopian? soulmate? fluff? gross amounts of sex? this is ur girl !!

✾ TAEHYUNG

:: salt and shadow (ft seokjin) - smut, incubus!tae - @floralseokjin

well you already know this one is my favorite :’’) jordan writes so many good fics, with original plotlines and relatable oc’s, so i recommend you read all her fics - if you haven’t already ! 

:: across the multiverse (4) - fcking angst, greek mythology!au - @gukvory

even though i’ve enjoyed every piece of yours i’ve been able to read, there are times when i think back to this fic and cry a little !! i’m really in awe at how you can convey so much through so little words;;

✾ JK

:: orange tulips - angst, fluff, soulmate!au, reincarnation!au - @kainks

i’ll always love this story so much :’’) i love reincarnation/soulmate fics so much, and this one will always have a soft spot in my heart !! ofc i rec all their other fics as well

:: love like you (ft seokjin) - angst, royalty!au, mxm - @wenotes

this story still breaks my heart dlfkjdfkj i’m still so emotional !! i know unrequited love fics always hurt but i’m always drawn to them for some reason ? 

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i love every writer mentioned, as well as the amazing others i read from and follow !! i’m looking forward to discovering new fics as well :’’) you are the ones who inspire me and help me grow as a writer, so thank you everyone !!

The Functions as Typology Systems

Ti: Alignment - Frequently used by NEEEERDS, complete with Charts, Diagrams and Memes, and many discussions on fine distinctions. Was made up because ppl wanted *more precision* than just Good & Evil; Descriptive in style, allows to estimate what actions an individual would consider to chose.

Ne: MBTI - Mix of both self-improvement-y and versatile uses from the personal/self-understanding to the job performance optimizing end; Massively helps you understand other points of view. Probably has the most in-jokes.

Ni: Socionics - Super methodical and in-depht, some stuff on ideal work environments, seems to have considered everything.  Despite it’s overall brilliance & usefulness, sometimes gets a bit too dogmatic in its predictions.

Si: Hogwarts House - Less about inborn or environmentally imprinted and more about chosen/aquired qualities, gives you a basic idea of a person’ values, philosophies and their idea of worthwhile work/contribution, also fondly reminds you of your childhood <3

Se: Essence Type - Talks about ‘movement’, style of action and the basic ‘vibes’ you catch from a person, supposedly the fundamental, pre/post frills of a person and straightforward to determine/ picture, relatively non-prescriptive. 

Fe: Temperament - Basically describes the inertia level and flavor of people’s moods; Few categories (blends & specifications nonwithstanding) but very distinctive ones, useful to know for dealing with them, widely known so people get what you’re talking about.  

Te: Big 5/SLOAN - Focus more on hard, externally observable traits than explanatory power, “famed” for it’s reliable results. Probably more suited to getting stable statistics/quantifications and determining the question of, “Can this sucker do this one job?” than individual discovery. 

Fi: Enneagram - All about motivations, cultivating self-awareness, squishy hidden feels and how we are all screwed. X thousand varieties so you can find the one that fits you just right. Organic connection to genre aesthetics, bound to make you cry. 

xxaddixtionxx  asked:

Hello!! I personally really want to include writing in my future. I read a lot. I write a lot. I even take the time to proof read a couple times before finishing a chapter! One thing I struggle with that I see in a lot of fiction are the use of similes, metaphors, and the way they describe sceneries/emotions/people. I'm really impressed with that, and I want to include this in my stories... But I dont know how... ;-; What should I do? Thank you for giving this attention! It means a lot! ^^

Hi!

I wouldn’t worry too much about figurative language. If it doesn’t seem to come naturally and you force yourself to include it, I fear you may overdo it. No one wants to read something like “her eyes were as deep and concealing as the sea” every sentence. If this is something you’re really bent on fixing, try including a smile/metaphor only when it would be hard to describe something without comparing it to something else or only for important details. Definitely don’t try to include multiple in paragraph or a page.

As for your trouble with description, here’s a couple posts that may help:

https://writing-central.tumblr.com/post/162340716178/any-tips-on-a-more-detailed-writing

https://writing-central.tumblr.com/post/161080241323/hi-do-you-have-any-advice-on-1-having-good

Try to envision the location or person and truly feel the emotion. Put yourself in that situation. Write what you see or what comes to heart.

If I’m interpreting you correctly, I bet you think your descriptions in writing are bland or don’t carry the elegance other writers seem to pull off. The best thing you can do is practice. Write about the first person or place you see or the most recent emotion you’ve felt. Test out using stronger vocabulary, elaborating, etc.

The truth is that every writer has their own style. Don’t be tough on yourself if you don’t write like your favorite author. Focus on developing your own style, and that will lead to writing that encaptures your voice.

Developing your voice and style:

https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-develop-your-writing-style-1277040

http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/tips_for_finding_your_own_writing_style

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/voice-in-writing-developing-a-unique-writing-voice

http://simplewriting.org/writers-voice/

First part of the guide is here!! And this will be all about styles. But first, what exactly are styles? According to the MS Word description.

“A style is a set of formatting characteristics, such as font name, size, colour, paragraph alignment and spacing. Some styles even include borders and shading.”

In plain English, they are a bunch of programmed formats for text. So, instead of going paragraph by paragraph, an setting, font, size, alignment, spacing, and so on; you just click and the text is done.

Besides the convenience of using them, and the benefits of a great look, they give your document consistence and that makes it easier an more pleasant to read. Also, they help you navigate your document, which comes handy when you have a lot of pages.

With that said, the guide is on!! But below the cut, because I am conscious of people’s dashboards and my own.

Note: I’ve just hit my first 100 followers! And I wanted to thank everyone, for helping me reach this first milestone. I hope to be able to keep contributing to this lovely community. Thanks!

Love, Andrea

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Here’s my character design for @piligy’s contest!! I know I’m cutting it close, but I was stuck on ideas :/ But I got it done and I hope you like it!!

I’m pretty happy with how they turned out though! I didn’t know which style of mine would be best so I went with all of them haha

huggiebird  asked:

Hey awesome person! I did the generator thingy too~ i got this one~ America is a member of the royal family and Russia is a lowly peasant. If you have the time, please make something for it C:

@huggiebird​  IT’S FINALLY HERE, I’M SO SORRY FOR THE WAIT, NOT NORMALLY LIKE ME BUT I’VE BEEN REALLY BUSY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME–

So it happened on some balmy afternoon Alfred found himself strolling the castle gardens for a change of atmosphere, thoroughly exhausted from the conference he had just attended discussing dull oversea trade relations. He strolled leisurely past glistening sundials and pooling crystal fountains, wedding-cake pillars spiraling amongst the lavish flowers. The hum of a warm summer afternoon filled the air, a light breeze blowing through the plot, billowing Alfred’s cape and making it snap behind him. The rich wine fabric rippled and fluttered for a moment before coming back to rest, and he caught a whiff of the warm fruits that had baked in the deep summer sun - peaches and strawberries, swelled and plump and ripe. Gold gleamed on the horizon, rimming the platinum clouds and streaking the stained sky with soft champagnes and deep rosewoods. Alfred eagerly drank in the sight before letting his eyes wander and fall on some palace servant tending to the fruit trees.

He was a sturdily built man, around six foot four and sporting a large nose and tight lips. He had a gruff sort of tenor, the poverty swank his tight brown clothing gave off greatly overlooked by a sense of enormous power - rippling patches of muscles could be seen when he bended over or reached upwards. He seemed to always be hunched, as if carrying some unseen weight. His rough demeanor seemed to be almost smoothed, however, by the soft hair that fell long and clung to the nape of his neck, rounding his sharp jaw. Alfred watched in a sort of dazed awe as the pale giant reached a calloused hand to bat it away from his eyes, tucking the strands behind his ear before continuing with his work.

Alfred was surprised to find himself stepping closer to the man, feet carrying him tipsily forward and down the cobbled path. When the servant heard the crunch and crackle of stone, he raised himself and turned to face Alfred fully. The setting sun gleamed over his eyes, soft lavender in color despite his brutal build. He stood straight and his shoulders wilted with the invisible burden as he stood attention.

“Your majesty.”

Alfred’s stomach churned deeply at his dark and velvety accent, the way he seemed to pur, thick silk dripping from his candied tongue. The prince allowed his lips to turn in some sort of alluring smirk at the rich murmur. He was almost surprised something so luxurious could come from a lowly palace servant, hard face caked with dirt and glazed with sweat. But the way his skin shone like porcelain, with marbled lips and rosy cheeks bouncing in the sunset, gave him the appearance of something treasured - completed by his deep eyes shimmering like some exotic crystal.

Alfred lifted a dainty hand to wipe some filth off of his jaw, and lingered there after the dirt had crumbled, before raising his gloved fingers to map his jaw. The servant’s eyes flashed with a sort of uncertainty, but let the prince have his way as he stroked the soft cream and pearl. Alfred almost keened at the plush feel of his skin - how he would kill to keep this man and burrow him away from the ugly world, like the rest of his other treasures. He would dress him in lavish threads of milk and peach, kiss his soft eyelids and feel the tickle of thick lashes every morning, relishing in the raw strength he provided as he ran a hand over his hale shoulders and toned back. No longer would he wilt like some malnourished crop - he would flourish, be as gorgeous as the garden the two stood in.

Yet the prince retracted his doting fingers and turned from the beautiful man as he began to stride briskly back to the palace, his heels clicking crisply on the stone, hands clasped behind his back. It was but a whimsical fantasy. People were not possessions, he had come to learn, but people. While such pampering might bring contentment, it would never bring true pleasure or happiness. Alfred knew - he had experienced it every day of his life. No fine wine or crystal goblet would bring him genuine bliss. But the satisfaction Alfred had briefly seen in the worker’s eyes as he had wiped the sheen of sweat from his eyes was enough to let him know that this man was all right the way he was.

And that was all Alfred needed.

(Feedback appreciated! Trying to improve my writing.)