stylistic devices

Accumulation

An enumeration to intensify/emphasize a description

  • Her action was stupid, dangerous and reckless.

Alliteration

Using several words close together that begin with the same letter or sound; it connects the words and forms a unit; it is used in headlines, advertisements or poetry to grab the attention of the reader

  • good as gold, busy as a bee, Kim comes to cut colorful kites

Allusion

Referencing a certain person, story or event (biblical, hsitorical, etc.) without directly explaining it to get your point across

  • “Chocolate was her Achilles’ heel.” - reference to Achilles, a character in greek mythology whose only weakness/vulnerable place was his heel

Anaphora

Repeating a word or phrase at the beginning of two (or more) lines or sentences

  • Had she seen it coming? Had she ever dreamt of something like this happening? Had she prepared for it?

Euphemism

Using a more polite word or expression to describe an unpleasant statment

  • he passed away instead of he died
  • collateral damage instead of accidental death

Hyperbole

An exaggeration to emphasize an action, emotion or impression

  • I have told you a million times already!
  • My mom is going to kill me!

Metaphor

A figure of speech that implies a comparison (without using the words “as” or “like”); the comparison between the two things stresses the quality or characteristic they have in common

  • She has a heart of stone.
  • You are the light of my life!

Parallelism

Repeating the grammatical form in a phrase or paragraph to add symmetry and to emphasize

  • Like father, like son.
  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Personification

Attributing a human quality to an animal or object

  • This city never sleeps.

Repetition

Repeating words or phrases to emphasize

  • And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
  • “Oh, woeful, oh woeful, woeful, woeful day!  

Rhetorical question

A question you ask not to get an actual answer but to point out e.g. something obvious or ridiculous

  • Do you want to get killed?
  • Do you think I’m stupid?

Similie

A comparison where you use “like” or “as” to explain a certain idea or quality to the reader; by comparing it to something they presumably are familiar with you can illustrate or highlight a certain aspect of the thing you are explaining  

  • Tall like a giraffe.
  • Cold as stone.

Symbol

An object, an action or a word that stands for an abstract concept

  • a dove -> symbolizes peace
  • a red rose -> symbolizes love/romance
Japanese Stylistic Devices // 修辞法

Hi guys! This is so random, but I thought of making a list of some stylistic devices that are commonly used in Japanese literature as a form of revision for my Japanese A exam which is in a few hours. This list is not only for IB Japanese, but for anyone who’s interested in Japanese lit.! 

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How to not be a dick while sending in requests -
A guide for everyone


1. Greeting:
Authors aren’t machines or anything, we’re real people. And what do you do with people? That’s right! You greet them! Especially if you ask for something.
You can pick out of the following phrases:
Hallo, Hey (there), Good dawning to thee, How dost thou?, G’day mate
And there are more! The possibilities are endless!

2. Pay attention to what is asked:
Author asks for headcanons? Better send them your idea for a super long imagine, right? No. Not right. Please don’t. Abort mission.
Your request might be good, but it will just get lost if the person you’re sending it to doesn’t have a use for it, which is kinda not cool for both of you.

3. Actually talk:
The person you’re sending your request to might spend a good amount of time writing this, so it sometimes feels kinda weird if you consider yourself too good to even write a full sentence. Just two or three words may be a popular stylistic device, since everyone loves a pretty ellipsis here and there.
But if you’re asking for someone to invest a lot of time in something that is important to you, you might wanna invest the time to at least address the person with a full sentence.

4. Watch your mouth young man/lady:
Don’t be rude. We’re here and taking requests because we want to interact with you and we want to entertain you. Don’t be demanding or rude. The purpose of our existence is not to write whatever you throw at us, so please don’t treat us like it was.

We love talkig to you and we love writing. But we are just people and we do this for free and for your entertainment, please don’t be a dick.


Sincerely
Every Author

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When analysing e.g. a political speech or an article, you have to look at the stylistic devices the author (or speaker) uses; what I usually found most diffcicult was not to identify the devices (altough here is a post with the most important ones), but how to explain why the speaker/author might have used them, without using “to emphasize” a bazillion times in my analysis.

(Also please note that the terms “positive” and “negative” are used very loosely here, I just needed some sort of classification to order these verbs so that this list is somewhat organized)

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The “Vanitas”-Imagery” in 10x12 “About A Boy”

I was really pleased to see how many different typical “vanitas”-symbols have been strewn all over this last episode, because the whole “vanitas”-theme, which largely circles around the notion of evanescence and the inevitability of death fits perfectly to the topics the show explores lately. For practical reasons I will try and keep this short and talk about the “vanitas”-imagery especially in relation to Dean. Everything applies to the larger themes at hand as well though. 

So what are the “vanitas”-symbols in this episode and what do they mean?

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Sam Winchester and Prison Imagery

So while re-watching 8x01 “We Need to Talk about Kevin” because of reasons, I noticed something interesting in relation to Sam’s flashbacks with dog and Amelia. Of course this might just be another instance of me reading too much into things, but I think the stylistic device of Sam again and again being shown with the window blinds in an even position is a pretty cool one, because it alludes to the big theme of “You’re either in or you’re out” in S8 (in S9 it was “I did what I had to”), which was explored and re-visited in multiple ways and notions throughout the season (physically, psychologically, metaphorically, literally, etc.).

I guess I personally just find it really interesting, because all these shots (we have a few of Dean as well throughout S8 btw, tellingly enough for him they are back in the “real world” whereas for Sam they are mostly tied to his flashbacks, which have been talked about multiple times as maybe not showing the whole truth or having been ~fake to a certain extent…) of Sam next to window blinds kind of allude to prison imagery (which has been a fairly often used visual throught S9 as well) and with that hinting at Sam having been trapped in his own head, unable to escape during that whole year, he thought Dean was dead and during which he thought he got out, biut effectively didn’t or wasn’t out at all.

The position of the window blinds is important to note as well. They are even for the most part. So Sam is (or should be) able to see what is outside or what lies beyond (which fits with him telling Dean that he can take Dean to the light, though of course we know Sam was suffering from depression pretty badly towards the end of the season), but not completely, not un-obscured. And he isn’t trying (or able) to change that or pull the blinds apart to have a better view, a better understanding of the situation. He isn’t getting out. Not yet.

Keeping all of that in mind, I just find it so very awesome that we got a very telling and imo very important Sam/window blinds shot in S9 in 9x21 “King of the Damned” (which is the last gif, talked about it back then as well here). A shot of him breaking through, pulling the blinds apart, looking beyond, his view not obscured.

I don’t know, I might be stupid for thinking this way, but I think it is a wonderful visual to capture character development and how Sam is on a healing curve and starting to work towards a healthier mindset and image of self.

anonymous asked:

hello! do you have any books in mind that make you feel high? like you can't be sure what's happening and you like it?

Nausea by Sartre because it’s so much like…rocking back and forth. There’s a sense of tension about it but it does not build up in the psychological, Dostoyevskian sense…it’s more like descending a staircase which is not tangible or stable enough? Idk…I’m not exactly fond of the vertigo effect when it comes to style. I can completely trust the feel of the story without knowing where the story will go but I don’t like to feel like sleep-walking when reading? And I don’t like for it to feel purposeful on behalf of the author? Authors who master the blurred edges of their stories usually do so without abusing their stylist devices. Sartre absolutely abuses his stylistic devices because he’s all about “purpose” (it’s not like he loses control of himself while writing) but somehow it’s effective, in that particular book. Semi-pretentious yet distinct especially as far as existentialism is concerned. It’s his greatest work in my opinion. Then…Kerouac’s poetry, most definitely. I dislike it for the biggest part but once in a while he gives you ONE line & it shines through; he owns up to it, that is. He does not force the reader, he almost loses complete consciousness of a possible readership.

Writing Persuasively: A Few Techniques

 Here are just a few (I mean quite a lot) techniques to help write persuasively in speeches, debates or whatever.


Emotive Words - This adds dramatic, emotive impact in your speech and makes your work sound more profound and powerful. Your audience will hear whatever words and phrases and become more drawn in to it, making it easier for you to sway their opinions.

Forceful phrases have the same effect as emotive words and adds some oomph to your speech and make you come across as more confident than you might be, providing that you use your voice to it’s full effect.

Rhetorical Questions - These make whatever point that you’re making sound much more logical and fleshes out your argument by creating an emotional impact. They are extremely easy to use, according to my teacher but everything he says is debatable, and they’re one of the most powerful persuasive tools.

Chatty Style - Makes you sound informal and personal which lets your audience emphasise and relate to you and make you seem part of your audience. However, you need to balance it out with formal and sophisticated language so you don’t sound incompetent and inexperienced. Using the pronoun ‘we’ is also emphasises the effects.

Statistics - You sound like you’ve done research and know what you’re talking about. They also support your argument in a big way and make it sound credible and you can make them up as long as they don’t sound stupid.

Criticise the Opposite Opinion - It’s logical to bash your opponents down and it makes you sound clever compared to the other competitors. 

Clusters of Three - Giving information, points or whatever in threes give the right amount of information: not too little, not too much.

Personal Pronouns - ‘We’ make you seem part of the audience and on the audience’s side. They can relate better and you can persuade them to see your point from your point of view.

Play on the Reader’s Sympathy - Politics, the art of lying to people’s faces and getting away to make millions. Guilt trip your audience basically.

Exaggeration (Hyperbole, pronounced Hy-per-ber-ly) - Exaggeration can make your point sound better than it is and everyone else sound worse than they are. You can also exaggerate with adjectives to describe and exaggerate the consequences of whatever.

Repetition - Give people something easy to remember and keep saying it over and over so people will remember it. You can use repetition to emphasise a point over and over but don’t go overboard or you will sound stupid and immature like a kid who just screams over and over for a chocolate chip cookie (not my words).

Catchy Phrases and Slogans - People will remember them and are more likely to vote for you, support your cause or be more easily persuaded if they remember you easily.

Figures of Speech - You sound more informal and personal and adds a dramatic impact. In some cases, it can help you get your point across more easily, directly and lets you fudge the truth a bit.

Contrasts / Antithesis - Lets you emphasise certain points and lets them be more persuasive as you compare them to something else. Antithesis is having two antonyms close to each other to emphasise each other.

Make Positive Points Personal - Lets all the good things seem really important to you personally and shows the audience that you care a lot about your cause and emphasises the importance of whatever point that you’re making.

Anecdotes - Personal stories linked to your cause make you sound involved in your cause or point. It adds extra emotion and power to arguments and causes.

Make Negative Points Impersonal - Brush off counter arguments and make them sound insignificant, irrelevant and unimportant.

Paint Emotive Pictures (not literally on a canvas) - This makes your point sound really important and a massive deal by drawing listeners in through vivid descriptions of adjectives and sophisticated language. Use exaggeration to add more weight and really just sell how bad or good something is. 

Short Sentences and Paragraphs - This stylistic device adds a dramatic, emotional impact by adding urgency as they are spoken faster. They add tension and haste.

Play on the Reader’s Guilt - Make them feel guilty by seeming helpless and make your cause sound desperate and guilt trip them into doing whatever. Or use the puppy dog eyes. That works.

Imagery - Sound poetic and use adjectives to paint another picture in your listeners brain by using adjectives. This should help them understand your cause and what you are trying to accomplish.

Quote a Reliable Source - You’ll sound smart and it sounds like that you are thoroughly passionate about your cause and that other people care about your cause too. Your case sounds more convincing and credible with information to back it up.

Shock Tactics - Exactly what it sounds. Shock your audience however you want - facts, statistics or even some explosive display of passion.


I only made this to get it all straight in my head. It’s what I get for not paying attention in lesson and drawing instead. I need to focus more but, I digress.

"He Could Have Pie, He Just Won't Eat It Though...": On the Absence of Pie in Season 12 and the Demystification of Mary Winchester

I am prefacing this by saying that I haven’t watched the most recent episode yet, so if Dean and Co. happen to eat pie in 12x13 “Family Feud” I had no way of knowing it. :)

That said, in the end, even if Dean did enjoy a slice in this week’s episode, it really wouldn’t change a whole lot, because so far we have seen Dean very rarely eat one of his favorite types of food in S12: pie. Sure enough, the reason why we may see Dean not indulge in eating as much pie may be entirely be explained by things outside of the show - like maybe Jensen saying “man, please no more sweet stuff” ;) - still within the context of a show the absence of pie his season feels very telling. Especially so as pie for Dean definitely was a typ of comfort food and held a good deal of connotations and associations that all circled round notions of family, home, safety and love.

In the 12 seasons of Supernatural Dean’s love for pie has become just as infamous as his love for his baby. Even more so Dean’s eating habits as such have been used as an indicator for his emotional state of mind, his longings and wishes and especially over the course of the “Mark of Cain”-arc Dean’s hunger or lack thereof was drawn attention to as it revealed a lot about his emotional struggles (I have written lot on this topic, I’d insert links but as I am typing this on my phone I can’t) as well as the fight he faced within between human and demon. After all, little else is such a direct example of basic human necessities: the need to eat and drink to survive. That entire plot with Dean edging away from being human to becoming a demon was exemplified heaviest when Dean “left that cheeseburger uneaten” as Crowley reminisces before raising Dean as a demon in 9x23 “Do You Believe in Miracles”. Dean’s arc was contrasted with Castiel’s, who as a human for the very first time experienced hunger and thirst as two real necessities to be able to function.

The topic of hunger and food as indicators for humanity therefore have been very directly written into Dean’s personal story arcs from S8 onwards. Given this focus of recent seasons paired with the shows adamancy of inserting Dean’s love for pie as a recurring stylistic device over 12 seasons of the show in general, it feels very striking that Dean seems to have lost his taste or love for pie in S12 almost completely - the season in which he sees his mother returning from the dead.

As mentioned above Dean’s love for pie seems to be to a good extent directly connected to the memory and love of his mother. In fact, 5x16 “Dark Side of the Moon” even gives the audience as much of a “starting point” as to how Dean’s love for pie came to be in the first place when we see one of Dean’s memories play out in which we (as much as Sam) learn that the Winchesters’ “marriage was never perfect until after Mary died” and that Dean comforted his mother when his father had moved out for a couple of days after a bad fight (one now has to wonder if maybe that could have been due to Mary disappearing and hunting), told her that “daddy still loves her” and offered emotional support to his mother when he was a mere 4 years old. It’s that memory standing out clearest in relation to Deans love for pie as Mary not much later after she calls Dean “her little angel” offers him some pie. It’s by no means a truly happy memory imo, especially as it does kind of showcase how Mary tries to lighten the mood with the offer of pie. It’s this action really that frames and explains Dean using pie as “comfort food” in the most literal sense of the term. So of course this will sound somewhat over the top, but one could argue that every time Dean enjoyed a slice of pie in his life he remembered this moment with his mom. A moment nonetheless in which he again acted almost like an adult rather than a child (and yes, that is suppose will just always remain the tragedy of Dean Winchester: his lost childhood, that, as the show progresses, it seems was lost much earlier than when his mother died…

Keeping all of this in mind I think it is interesting to take a look at S12. The season of Mary Winchesters return. The undoing of the past. But for sure not the erasure of old wounds, scars or traumas, but rather the start to add a few new on top. Amara giving Dean “what he needed most” was his mother. She gave the Winchesters a chance to re-write their story, because maybe she wished her and her brother could do the same. What Amara wanted - and there is not a single doubt in my mind, because even though Dabb seems to have forgotten what he himself wrote at the end of last season, Amara wasn’t cruel just cause - was for Dean to be happy and find peace. Little did she know that bringing back the Winchesters’ mom would hardly bring that for him.

Now, as I have written about multiple times at the end of last season and prior the beginning of this season with Mary’s return we aren’t just loosely following the possible re-write of the Winchesters’ story (though much of this season to me feels sadly like “same old same old” and plain repeat), most of all we see the demystification of Mary Winchester - and that may actually be one of the most painful ones for the Winchesters and Dean especially as it seems countless times he is proven that his mother really is nothing like he remembered her to be. Of course there are few characters that have had such a “cult” surrounding them on the show as Mary Winchester. Her own children never really got to know her as a person as they simply were way too small for that to be the case, yet over time Mary was stylized, idealized and turned into a symbol that had very little in common with the very real Mary Winchester - as this season explores.

Not a single episode this season didn’t feature some sort of deconstruction of Mary Winchester as a person and character or a realization of who she is opposed to how she was imagined to be. It’s vital to see things for what they are, but there’s no denying it’s tough and eliminates foundations that provided at least some sense of stability - and so far we have not seen any kind of building new ground together for a stronger and more mature foundation. In the first episodes Dean learns that Mary “never cooked” or “continued hunting even when she was already married” and that many of his memories are unveiled to have been “false”. Getting to know their mother really is a constant progression of disillusionment for the Winchesters (and for Dean much more than for Sam since he doesn’t have any memories that could be rendered untrue or incomplete or downright “wrong”) and while I firmly believe that Mary does somehow care about her grown up sons, true emotion and connection doesn’t seem to be there. And one can’t really blame anyone for that because of course for Mary suddenly being alive is hard and she never learnt how to have grown up kids, because well… she never lived to have them in a natural progression.

Still, I think it is fairly well portrayed how much Mary struggles to form a meaningful connection with Sam and Dean. A relationship that could build into becoming the loving relationship that meant safety and home and everything being okay for Dean for example as seen in his memories - and one memory in particular featuring pie. Coming back to the symbolic meaning of pie again I think it’s valid to analyze the absence of it in S12 (I truly only remember Dean eating pie in 2nd episode when all was still fairly “okay” and happiness prevailing over Mary being back rather than the start reality setting in) in relation to the demystification of Mary as a symbol and mother figure. Pie may simply not provide the comfort and safety it once did for Dean, because like so much of his past and memories regarding his mother have been overturned and corrected, but not in a very healing - or worded differently - comforting way.

So in a way this season exemplifies imo rather perfectly the saying “You can’t have your pie and eat it too”, which describes you can’t have two good things at the same time, which seems awfully fitting to the whole Mary Winchester arc. And in that regard I think it is indeed very revealing how now that Mary is back “Dean could have pie”, but we don’t see him eat it…

I think I finally figured out why the scene where Alex’ probation officer is grabbing his balls is so disturbing to me: It’s too normal.
All the other depictions of violence or sex in “Clockwork Orange” feature either great cinematography or a clever use of music. They are gross and disturbing, but they are it in a sort of artistic way. The lighting in the scene where they beat up the old man, the old stage that is shown during the gang fight, the overture during the sped-up sex scene… All of these scenes are gross, but the way they are shot or edited make them interesting to watch.
Same goes for the rape and the treatment scene, but these two deserve an extra mention because they really take the use of violent imagery combined with happy or “culturally important” music to the top. These two scenes are horrifying, but at the same time you can’t look away because they are so clever and GOOD.
And here’s the problem with the ball grabbing scene: It’s disturbing nature is not turned into something beautiful (in a twisted way) or interesting by the way it’s filmed. The scene is awfully normal and awfully REAL, because there is no memorable use of stylistic devices. It’s just kind of “there” and the viewer is hit by it’s neutral approach to the sexual assault Alex is facing. The non-stylized depiction of sexual violence comes all of sudden and doesn’t fit in with the rest of the movie.
In all of it’s violent glory, “Clockwork Orange” somehow manages to sneak in a bit of the cold, hard truth about sexual assault and it’s incredibly hard to watch.

How to read books for school

If you are in high school and you are studying a language or any other arts subject, you will probably get an assignment for which you have to read one or multiple books. This could be writing an essay or book report, giving a presentation or taking an oral exam for which you have to be able to discuss what you read with your teacher. Even if you normally enjoy reading, getting through an assigned reading list can feel like a lot of work. When you do manage to read all the books it can still be difficult to let the effort you put into the reading translate to a good performance on your assignment or exam. However, the way you approach your readings can make getting through the books a lot more manageable and ensure you will perform well on your assignment or exam once you are finished.

Determine your objective
Once you receive your assigned book or reading list and the accompanying assignment, do not start reading immediately. First, try to determine what the objective of reading the book(s) is. Your assignment or mark scheme for your exam will help you determine this.
If you are reading to prepare for an oral exam the mark scheme might tell you that you have to show you have read the books, are able to compare the different themes and have knowledge of different stylistic devices. This means that while you while reading you should pay attention to the main plot line, the names and description of the main characters, the most important themes and the writing style the author uses.
Having knowledge of what your objective is will help you create a tool to meet that objective, which brings me to my second tip.

Structure your notes to help you
The most effective tool you can have to write a good essay or do well on your exams are good notes. Now that you know what information in your book(s) is helpful to you, it is important that you structure your notes in a way that will make sure you will have a structured overview of this information.
You can do this by creating separate paragraphs or ‘blocks’ for every category of information you want to take notes on before you actually start writing anything down. Try thinking about is a questionnaire that you have to fill out for every book you read. For the example I gave in the previous tip, I might create a Word document with the title and author of the book as the title. In this document I would then put bibliographical information (Title, author, edition, etc.) and the titles ‘Summary’, ‘Characters’, ‘Themes’ and ‘Stylistic devices + Examples’. Once I started reading, I would then put the information I found under their respective title. Setting up your notes in this way is especially helpful if you are reading multiple books, because when you have the same information about every book comparison is much easier.

Look up and write down basic information
If you are required to know or use basic information about the book, such as the main plot line and the names of the characters, you can save yourself time by looking this up online before you start reading. Writing down a character list you found on Sparknotes is a lot faster than noting down the name of every new character that is introduced while you are reading.
Looking up basic information about the book you are reading not only gives you the necessary knowledge to answer an essay or exam question, but also makes reading the book go easier and faster.

Take notes after a set amount of chapters

Decide that after every one or five or whatever amount of chapters works for you, you will put down information in the note taking document you created. Taking notes while you are reading will create notes that are a much better representation of the book than if you are trying to remember and write down everything once you have finished. Setting a certain amount of chapters you will read before taking notes will also help you avoid the feeling that you have to constantly be writing notes, leaving you unable to actually enjoy the story or gain understanding. To make sure you are not missing important information you can highlight passages and make annotations that you will include in your notes once you have finished the set amount of chapters.

Review your notes after you have finished
Once you have finished your book and have written down all the important information, check if your notes provide you with all the information you need to answer your essay question or do well on the exam. If you find that information is missing or incomplete try to find it in the book or look online and in secondary sources. There is nothing wrong with filling small gaps of knowledge with information you found somewhere else, as long as you do not directly copy these ideas and claim they are your own (especially when you are writing an essay).

If you have finished your reading list and completed these steps, you will hopefully have a document containing all the information necessary to complete your assignment or write your exam. It can also function as a powerful tool to compare different texts. By going through these steps you not only end up with helpful notes, but you also actively engage with the text during the entire time that you are reading.

anonymous asked:

hey teddy (⌒-⌒; ) I've seen your tips for drawing but like how do you get better at it, like what are you suppose to practice ?

ahaha i’m sorry i should have talked about that more i guess ///// though frankly there’s so much you can practice that it’s hard to specify. ultimately what it always comes down to is to draw. you won’t get anywhere if you don’t do that! if that sounds scary (i know that from experience, ‘i can’t spend eight hours a day just drawing that’s crazy talk’) then i can console you with the fact that i personally find it incredibly important to be aware of what you’re doing and the world around you. be aware and pay attention, that’ll teach you a lot too. analyse other people’s drawings, their colour choices, composition, stylistic devices. learn how to use colours. study ways to compose a drawing to guide the viewer’s attention to where you want it to be. 

copy. there’s no shame at all in copying reality or even other people’s work if it’s merely for learning purposes. do studies (12, 3). draw quick, one minute gestures, five minute ones, 15 minute studies. (you’ll practise different skills with those, so don’t cheat!) 

draw both from reference and imagination (>>apply what you learned while studying the reference). draw simple sketches and try different colour variations. pick a character and draw them in different styles. work on a single thing for a long time. experiment a lot to get to know your tools (software, paint, brushes, etc.)

one thing though: keep your inspiration away from your workplace—i’ve made the experience that if you keep comparing your stuff to others’ while you’re doing creative work you’ll always feel like you’re falling short, or you’ll want to try to make your art match the one you see and drive yourself into a dead end. compare before or after, but not during work.

it might take a long time until you’re comfortable with drawing and get to draw your ideas just the way you want to, but i hope that won’t discourage you! ♥ it’s a time-dependent process, so allow time to do its part and just draw. 

BTS reacting to you writing a song for them

So here I am with a new reaction, hope you like it:3

Had to put Hoseok at the end because sth with his gif wasnt working somehow just that you dont wonder bc of the changed order <3

Kiki <3

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Jin:

“Oh my…” Jin is totally speechless as you handed him the paper you have been working on the last days. His eyes wander over your written words and he looks up to meet your excited gaze.

“Is that a song? Are those lyrics? Those are beautiful, (Y/N)…”

“Yes it is and it is for you…I felt like writing something and I wanted you to sing it. You can upload it on your channel for ARMY…maybe they might like it? I mean, with your voice, even crap would sound wonderful…” You chuckle and he lets you sit on his lap as you go over the text again.

“The text is beautiful…”

“Just like you…okay sorry, that was cheesy.” You hide your reddened face behind your hands but he pushes them aside.

“Well I know that I am beautiful, no need to tell me…but thanks, it means a lot to me. ARMY will love it, just like I love you.”

“Okay we have to stop with the cheesy phrases, Jin, please.” You laugh and he immediately joins you.

Originally posted by jjks

Yoongi:

“You have written a song for me? How did you get that idea?” Yoongi asks unbelieving as he looks up from the notebook that you handed to him so he could read the lyrics you wrote for him.

“I don’t know…you are always the writer…and I also wanted to write something for you…maybe you can produce it yourself or help me with it…do you like the lyrics?” You question shyly.

“Are you joking? I love them and I will of course help you produce it…but now that you have given me this…” He holds up the notebook, “´…I also have to give you this.”

He stands up and grabs a little notebook from his shelf and opens it in the middle of the pages. Then, he gives it to you.

“What is that?” You ask confused and tilt your head.

“My lyrics for you. I have written them some time ago but I didn’t have the courage to show you. I probably will produce the song for the next album…I know it is super cheesy…woah.”

He can’t even end his sentence because you attack him with a close hug out of excitement because you couldn’t believe that he wrote lyrics for you. Especially so wonderful lyrics.

“Thank you.”

Originally posted by yoongijae

Namjoon:

“This…I couldn’t have written it better…the theme is so nice, I like how you worked with the stylistic device in that line…I feel honoured…you wrote that for me? Seriously?”

“I wrote that thinking about you, yes…”

“Can I be a part of that? I could write a rap to it and then we can produce the full song…I already have so many ideas…sweetie, this is wonderful, I don’t deserve that, I don’t deserve you at all.” He draws you into a hug, fighting back the urge back to cry a little due to the present that have given to him.

Originally posted by hopeatuuli

Jimin:

“Jagi that is so cute!!! I cannot believe it! Like, you are just too much, I feel so bad for not having had the idea first! May I sing that for our next album and maybe write some more lyrics to it? So that we have a song together for us and only we know that it is a song about us…omg we sound like a couple from a cheesy romance movie…” Jimin chuckles and squeals.

You roll your eyes and laugh: “No, YOU sound like someone out of a cheesy romance movie…”

“But you wrote me the lyrics…you started the cheesy stuff, right?”

“Yeah, Jimin I did…”

“The cheeeesy stuff…you started…” He laughs and you hit him playfully.

“Yes Jimin, I get it!” You laugh and tickle him so he would stop calling you “cheesy”.

Originally posted by cloudjimin

Taehyung:

“Omg, I have to show the others, those are so nice!!” He yells out as he finished reading.

“Noooo! Why would you want to show them?” You yell back in shock and stop him from walking out of the room.

“Why not?” He asks confused and raises an eyebrow.

“Umm…it is only for you firstly…I don’t even know if someone should produce it…” You stutter.

He smiles. “Are you shy about it? That’s normal…but I mean, isn’t it nice to write about a loved one, like you did in the lyrics? I am so happy and I feel so loved that you chose to write about us and me…you know that means so much to me…that’s why I want it to be heard…because it is so beautiful and I want to show the whole world what a wonderful girlfriend I have…”

“Can we think about it?” You slightly give in.

“Of course…I won’t force you…it can also stay a secret between us…our secret song….I love you.” He kisses you on your head.

Originally posted by jeonbase

Jungkook:

That sneaky little shit has of course found your secret lyrics notebook while searching for a sweater in your room…and of course he opened it…because you know, sneaky.

“Jagi…what are those texts? Is this about me?” He asks interested, not taking the book out of the hand as you, in shock, try to snatch it out of his hands.

After some minutes of fighting you give up…heavily breathing because you couldn’t get past the strong arms of your boyfriend.

“Those are lyrics…and yes, they are about you. I didn’t want you to find and read them-yet.” You explain.

“That’s actually so cute…why didn’t you show me? I should write you something as well…I mean I already covered “Nothing like us” when I was missing you but I should write you something myself…” He tells you while being into reading.

“You really did this cover because you missed me…?”

“Ummm…noooo.” He says but immediately becomes red in the face.

“Liar!” You laugh and throw a pillow after him.

“Yeah, I did that because you weren’t there…and you wrote those lyrics because of what? Because you love me and find me cute, right?” He grins and cocks his eyebrow.

“Of course, idiot. I missed you and I wanted to write something which will remind me of you…” You shyly admit and he leans in to kiss you, just whisper a “Thank you” into the kiss.

Originally posted by jeonify

Hoseok:

“Sweetie…this was not necessary…like you wrote those lyrics for me? And who is supposed to sing that?” Hoseok asks dumbfounded.

“You of course!” You bluntly shout out.

“Jagi…I don’t sing, you know that…”

“Of course you do! That’s exactly why I wrote this! Because you need to sing more, you have a wonderful voice and ARMYs want to listen to it, trust me! And the lyrics, well, they remind me of you that is why I wrote them this way…I want you to love yourself more and to be more confident in singing…you can do that, you are a great dancer, an awesome rapper for sure and you can be great vocalist as well…”

“Do you think so?” Hoseok wonders.

“Yes I do. The thing is you should, too, think that. Here, take the lyrics…I know you want to sing…you always sing under the shower, during practice or in the ballad versions…ARMYs love your voice…and you love singing.”

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

Hope you like it:3

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09x23 “Do You Believe in Miracles” // 10x09 “The Things We Left Behind”

10x14 “The Executioner’s Song // 11x11 “Into the Mystic”

11x14 “The Vessel” // 11x16 “Safe House”

Dean + S9/S10/S11 + Dark Blue Jacket (Companion Piece to This)

By now Dean’s “Red Shirt of Doom” is a well known stylistic device. Most of the time it is, I realized, accompanied by the “Dark Blue Jacket of Mourning/Loss of Control/Self” (as I would label it right now). Red and dark blue/black has been connecting Dean right from the beginning to the Darkness/Amara, who as a growing girl was constantly wrapped in red dresses with dark blue/black details and now as a grown woman is wearing a dark blue/black dress. 

What all these moments of Dean wearing this jacket have in common is that they mark times Dean either looses control of himself, becomes a victim of mind control, is used by another force against his will and gets deeply hurt in the process or experiences moments in which he feels helpless and unable to make a difference, because he’s “just a witness”

Dean wore the red shirt and dark blue/black jacket combi in 10x23 “Brother’s Keeper” when the Darkness was released and therefore in 11x01 “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” too when he met Amara in the eye of the storm. And who knows, maybe that’s exactly how this season will end too, after all it felt much more like a glimpse into the future than the real thing…

Also, as a side note: I really love how we see Sam display concern for Dean here and how he offers support in very differing ways. From the consoling pat on the shoulder in 11x14 “The Vessel”, to a heartfelt hug in 10x14 “The Executioner’s Song”, to pulling Dean close like in 11x16 “Safe House”. Especially the last one really gets to me as Dean at first seems to almost try and gently push Sam’s hand away so typical for Dean, because he thinks he has to be the strong one, but then just sags against his brother. I don’t know, I just like it a lot how Sam is the one to take care of Dean in a similar way as Dean did so many times before.

anonymous asked:

is misa amane white?

No, she’s not. The reply could be finished here, but I’ve seen this misunderstanding around a few times for some reason, so I’ll just take a moment and go into the possible mistakes people make that lead to this assumption.

Blonde and blue eyes are not in any way an indicator of race to begin with (blue-eyed and blonde Asian people do exist), but in Misa’s case both are fake anyway.

  • She canonically wears blue contact lenses. 

In Obata’s art, her eyes appear as both blue and brown for that reason.

In the anime, you can see her with blue contacts at first (mostly when dressed up, though she doesn’t have them for one modeling job) - the lenses are dropped when we see her casually more often in the Yotsuba arc. Her eyes only appear blue for official jobs there, not when she’s at the HQ.
She drops the blue contacts along with her goth image by second arc.

  • Her hair is dyed.

Whether or not it’s merely stylistic device or not is debatable, but the anime flashback shows her as still being dark brunette.

But even without this, knowing of her career and her contact lenses it’s the logical conclusion to assume she dyes her hair to go with her image. 

  • When she says she ‘moved to Tokyo for Kira’ she doesn’t mean moving from abroad

This is something I didn’t feel needed to be clarified until it was pointed out to me that her introduction as having moved could be misunderstood as her moving from a different country. Later it’s clarified abundantly that that’s not the case. She’s from Kyoto, Japan:


anonymous asked:

Can you do a little tutorial on how you draw hair?

SURE THING HONEY !!! ;;7;;)b I’m more than glad to !!

Alrighty then. I’m not so good with hair, tbh ;;v;; But I’ll give it a shot~ I’ll be focusing more on long hair, aha. 

First things first, the advice I always give, ALWAYS look at real life for reference. There is no better model than real life people, especially yourself !!! I recommend the catalogs that hair salons always have in their waiting rooms.

Well, I would say I have two ways of drawing hair. The one with a lot of swirls and individual hair details, and a less detailed style but with more emphasis on breaks.

So, basically, this type of detail helps me define the texture of the hair sometimes. More swirls shows how much finer and thinner the hair can be, and more breaks emphasizes the volume and foofiness of the hair. 

Let’s do some real quick hair anatomy. 

Hair on the scalp has many many layers, THOUGH, there are several major parts in the hair. This is usually where hair stylists will take the tip of their comb and separate the hair, since they naturally part there. This is also the areas where you can make your bangs or sweep your hair to one side. Also, remember that hair natually moves DOWN. The type of hair that has the tendency to stick up it coarse and shorter hairs, or hairs that are more curled than others. 

(also my pen pressure came back. )

Now to see how I draw fine hair v. fluffier hair. 

Finer hair tends to be more lightweight and stringy~ So the swirls emphasize that, in a way. Also, unless the hair is chemically or heat treated, there will be a natural waviness at the bottom. It also lies closer to the head, since it is finer. 
Fluffier hair has much more volume, and despite being heavy, it foofs out. When I draw it, it looks more pillow-y. Due to the volume, it tends to fluff ff the head outward and upward~

Now for curls, kinda ;;7;;

My old friend actually taught me how to draw curls back during our SUPAH ANIME PHASE. This was around the time when Madoka Magica aired, and so he drew his inspiration from Mami’s curls, and then taught me. And as I began to develop away from the anime-ish style and into my more cartoony one, the curls went from the rigid drill curls, to the wiggily and swirly ones. Despite that, it’s actually a very good base! The movement it pretty spot on!! 

NOW POOFY HAIR

Poofier hair, as I said before, is like pillow-y clouds~ Also, it tends to rise up at the bottom, so it’s length appear shorter~ Sometimes little hair stick out as well. Texture, like inner little clouds or short wiggles, give more personality and unique-ness to it. 

Now for hair with breaks, which shows my inspiration from art nouveau. 

Breaks is basically where the hair locks separate, breaking almost~ Putting these in, imo, adds more volume to the hair, or just serves as stylistic device  (~ =7=)~

NOW FOR QUICK HAIR CRASH COURSE

Bangs/fringe. This can vary from typical frontal-bangs, to side fringe. Make them as low as you’d like, or as high~

Ponytails/Buns: There tends to be bumps on the top or the bottom, depending on how low or high it is. Also be wary of the natural poofiness of some hair textures that is emphasized with ponytails/buns!!!

Short hair: Natural parts can be emphasized here, esp if you’ve hawked your hair. Also, detail and texture can be added here too!! Emphasize the individual locks found even in short hair!!

Misc: More like shaved ;;7;; Basically, when the scalp is shaved down a bit, there is fuzziness, which I usually show by simply shading in that part of the scalp with the color of the hair~~~~

WELP. Also, have fun with cool hairstyles and whatnot, and accessories~ Play with how hair behaves with them~

SORRY ITS NOW SO INFORMATIVE. Hair isn’t really my forte (also I am running a p harsh cold rn ;;7;; )

THANK YOU FOR ASKING HONEY