thank you tumblr for putting up with this

I am thankful for every single one you ❤️ every single day of my life.


Without you, I would never be able to live my dream. I would never be able to write, share my creations, and find motivation to inspire others.


Without you, I would never be so happy. You all save me every single day. I pull through for you, always. I stay strong for you because I never want to let you down. You have given me everything, and I want to return that to you.


Without you, I would never be where I am today - working so hard to live my dreams and publish a book, spending every day writing just to make you happy, and spreading the positivity you all deserve in your life.


Without you, I would never have so much love within me. Thank you for teaching me what it means to truly love everyone unconditionally.


I want to thank all of my tumblr friends who have put up with me for so long, sticking by my side and never failing to catch me when I fall. I want to thank them for all the advice they’ve given me and all the love and care they’ve given me whenever I break.


You always put me back together again. Thank you always ❤️. You all know who you are.


And lastly, I want to thank Harry for even bringing me here in the first place, for helping me through my darkest hours the past 6 years, for giving me the bestest of friends, followers, and supporters I could have ever asked for ❤️


I love you all with every inch of me. Stay beautiful, and have a very wonderful Thanksgiving x

I am thankful for all the fanfic writer who had spent some of their time writing things and put it up there so I can read it and make me forget about my problems for a while.

I am thankful for all who read my story, as it let me know that I can make something that I can share with other people. I am thankful for the readers who leave kudos or comments, as it let me know that what I share is something that other people can actually enjoy.

I am thankful for all the content creator who has made all the wonderful, awesome edits, as seeing their creation never fails to amaze me.

I am thankful for all the people who leave their appreciation on my edit, either by reblogging it or just by clicking the like button, to let me know that no, I didn’t waste my time by doing so, that yes, I can still contribute to the fandom

I am thankful for all the people that I am following, seeing you in my dash has been a wonderful part of my daily lives.

I am thankful for all my followers who still have the patience to keep following me, even though things that I post are sometimes things that they do not understand about.

I am thankful for all the people who tag me in those tag games (even though sometimes I forget to do it, apologize for that), as it let me know that some people want to know more about me through those questions.

I am thankful for all the people who send me messages, anonymous or not, from just some random things to all the encouragement and uplifting words that I have received. There are times when real life is just too much and times when I feel so alone, but you guys show that yes, there are people who still care. Those words are the warm hugs that I need.

I am thankful for all my mutuals, who not just cheer together during the glorious time in the season, but also cry together when nothing happens right and we’re hating the team together but also at the same time loving them so much, maybe a little bit too much than what is good for us.

I am thankful for all the mutuals who share the same passion with me. While in real life people will only roll their eyes or force a fake smile out of politeness whenever I start to talk about it, you guys know, and understand how much it means to me. I am thankful that you will respond with “I KNOW RIGHT????” whenever I say something like “ALL THE FEELINGS I CAN’T EVEN agdfakjfvjhafvldb”

I am thankful that in this goddamn site, no matter how it can be a toxic and dangerous place with all the hating and the discourses, I can still meet the good people from all around the world, that I can still find people like you. I am thankful that the friendship that we share, even though it’s just a virtual one, it’s something that can make me feel better in my bad days, a little light in my dark times, some reasons for me to keep going.

I, am thankful for you, people :)

So, this is a thing that happened (!!!!)

Thank you so much to all the lovely people who have come to this little blog in the last year. After like, a year of my blog staying consistently at 15-25 followers, for it to grow this much in the last nine months or so is freaking insane. Especially considering I still can’t talk a good book photo!!!

If I wasn’t in the throes of Nano, I would do something more, like a dedication post or a giveaway or something - but given how things are currently going, this will probably happen in the New Year instead. 

Thank you to all the mutuals who became **my first ever tumblr friends** and put up with me being an awkward nerd - I won’t tag people because I’d probably miss someone and I don’t want to seem exclusionary or anything to anyone new out there, but y’all know who you are! And the last thing I can say is that I literally gained *973 followers* in the span of nine months - so to any new booklrs who feel like they’re screaming pointlessly into a void, keep screaming, keep interacting with posts, and I’m sure that you’ll soon be noticed! :D

Thank you everyone!!

Originally posted by yourwaifuisshite

mini messengers.

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Some various illustrations from my twitter & instagram! I put up lots of drawings there first so feel free to check em out!! Also, I hit 50,000 followers on tumblr last week and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!! What a milestone! When I was 13 and started posting drawings online on deviantArt, I never thought I would get this far. Thank you so much for supporting me and my work, from the bottom of my heart! Love, Kat. 

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Gato and EP commissioned me for these lil’ murder darlings and i’ve been keeping them under wraps for a while ;P

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A lot of people get carried away by their growing popularity and forget to be thankful for the community. Lucky for us, Sean’s not like that. I realize I say this way too many times but I mean it every single one of them: thank you, Sean, just for being there and doing what you do and cheering me us up whenever we feel down and making us feel even better when life is going okay. You taught me the value of kindness, respect and honesty so thank you, Sean. 

Thank you.

Please ignore the disorganization (look, I tried, Tumblr wouldn’t let me put all 20 screenshots in at once)

The Issue of Being a Freelance Artist (When working with non-designers): A story by Sean Williams (and future reference for other artists)

Hey guys, looks like its story time… I’m going to vent to you guys about something that just happened to me today, and hopefully you guys can reblog it so that we as artists, can try to avoid this from happening in the future.

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a freelance project for a woman who plans on running a blog about going to College. Throughout this process, I’ve worked with her step by step, going through designs, drafts, re-drafts and etc. After turning in the final design yesterday and being in agreement that the design was good, and that payment should be finalized; she sent me an email stating this: 

“I ran the design by a couple of people affiliated with by blog, and I am going to have to ask you to redo it.  It’s just not what we were looking for.  I’m not a design person at all and I wanted it done, so I settled on it. But this has to be done right”

Settled. 

“Okay, fine” I thought. Sometimes things don’t work out, and designs need to be redone. I was fine with this, and I have absolutely no problem working with a client to make sure that they’re happy; but something about her wording stuck a chord…. She settled. And for reference: THIS is what she said yesterday- BEFORE the email today stating: “This has to be done right” 


FUN FACT: I had gone in a completely different direction before coming up with the design I sent yesterday, but after HOURS of working on it and checking in with her (with her telling me she loved the way it looked) –

–I was asked to redo it.


She told me to redo it. A DAY BEFORE IT WAS DUE.  Which I did (The design I turned in yesterday). But I digress..

I continued reading through the email: 

“If you are not able or willing to take this on, then we can just cut our ties here.  If you would like to finish the project in a time sensitive manner and be paid the other 50$ and be featured, then please get me a new design by today.” 

At this point, I’d been working with her for a little over a month, (I’m a full-time student, and I work the maximum number of hours that I’m allowed to work on campus, on top of that I’m the president of an animation organization on campus, so suffice to say, I’m busy) and she had a deadline for the project, so there was a part of me that could understand her urgency. We had decided on $100. Half up front and half after I had finished. But now something else had stuck with me: “Please get me a new design by today”

What? Are you kidding me? a NEW design? We had been working together for over a month, and I had worked based on what she wanted, and now she wanted a COMPLETELY new design by the end of the day. A day, I might add that I don’t have free because I have work and then other school-related obligations that I need to fulfill… That would mean sketches to generate more ideas, having to confer with her on the design, THEN actually implementing the design, and having to clean it all up, with 1.) No direction (because the way I designed it previously was obviously all wrong), and 2.) By the end of the day.


This had to be done right, and after all of that working and reworking, I was STILL looking to try to be as helpful and professional as possible. So of course,  I was considering starting from scratch and coming up with a THIRD finalized design, until I read the rest of the email… HERE’S THE KICKER: I can’t even make this shit up. 

“A few things to keep in mind. 1.  I am a professional.  I’m an adult, this is my business.  I want it clean, simple and streamlined”.

In my head I thought: “You’re joking. You’re going to tell me these things like I’m a child? First of all, I may be a student, but I’m a working adult, I take care of my schoolwork, I pay rent, I pay a car note, I’m ENGAGED, AND take care of a pet Ferret. Beyond that, not only have I worked on this project with you step, by step, but I’ve done COUNTLESS drafts and ON TOP OF THAT, you’ve told me multiple times that the design is perfect for what you’re looking for”

The email continued: 


“https://designschool.canva.com/blog/graphic-design-tips-non-designers/”

Are you fucking kidding me. This woman thought it was okay to send me: A designer; this “HELPFUL” link. About tips. FOR NON DESIGNERS. WHEN SHE HERSELF IS NOT A DESIGNER. After this I was LIVID. But I kept my composure and kept reading:

“Ask me questions, read the blog, treat me as if I’m a real client. Let me know your thoughts on this.” 

I almost couldn’t contain myself. For a month I’ve done sketches, layouts, and etc… I’d worked with you step by step, following her instructions for the design, FOR EACH ITERATION OF THE DESIGN and I had tailored each of my changes exactly to her specifications. Beyond that I’d read and re-read over the blog multiple times in an effort to come up with a design that would best display her intentions. I was so upset after reading her email that I literally just closed my phone and walked around for a few minutes to clear my head. 


After much consideration, I decided to do what she herself had suggested and cut our ties. And I did it in what I feel was the most respectful way that I could while still maintaining my dignity. I sent her a message stating that I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but that I could tell that she clearly didn’t respect me as an artist, and that I thought it best if we didn’t continue working together. I wished her good luck in finding a designer that could suit her needs, and I went about my day. 

Although this situation didn’t end the way that I had expected it to when we began working together, I’ve learned some things, and I wanted to share my story with you all as a way to help raise awareness for things like this:

-VALUE YOUR ART. 
-VALUE YOUR TIME. 
-VALUE THE CLIENT BUT DO NOT LET THEM STEP ALL OVER YOU

There are non designers who will commission you and be happy that you created something for them, and there are those that will NEVER be satisfied with what you give them. See the warning signs and DO NOT work with people who are going to be difficult for the sake of being difficult.

 I’ve worked with more than a few people who don’t appreciate the amount of passion and hard work that goes into art, and it draining, frustrating and its just not worth it. 

Another thing that I learned is please please please DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT. 

The project that I was working on wasn’t worth $100. And after the second draft it was even worth doing for $200. I understand being a student and needing money, but I’d rather work for free on something that I love than work for pennies on something that I hate. 

Don’t take a project just because it pays. AND PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO UNDERCUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU’RE A STUDENT OR BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEEL THAT YOU’RE A “PROFESSIONAL” YET. 

I have friends in the animation industry who STILL don’t feel like they’re necessarily “Professionals”

KNOW YOUR WORTH.  And never ever EVER Let anyone tell you what you’re worth. Especially if they don’t know or respect just how much work and time goes into making the beautiful things that you all make.

I think that’s about it. Thanks for putting up with yet another long rant about me trying to navigate my life as an artist!

Originally posted by thatretaillife


(also… completely unrelated: If you’re an artist reading this, let me know! I’d love to follow you and I hope you do the same!)

-Sean 

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Kitchen witch things

Originally posted by alraunahomestead

  1. Stir clockwise; whether it be tea or stew.
  2. Offer thanks before harvesting or chopping your vegetables.
  3. Do all your cooking or brewing with a happy heart.
  4. Give your leftovers to the less fortunate.
  5. Add intent with every ingredient you put into your dish.
  6. Load up on fragrant spices and flavors.
  7. Feast with gratitude.

grrlgeek72  asked:

Seanan, I support the USPS, but you need to know that the post you put up on tumblr has one error: UPS is all union. It is the largest employer of Teamsters Union members in the US. They aren't perfect, and they are more expensive than the USPS, but they ARE union!

Thank you for letting me know! Genuinely: I prefer to have misinformation corrected.

One thing that particular post is missing that I think is very important to this discussion: the USPS is legally required to deliver your mail. No one else is.

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Sherlocked 2016 Pt 2 - Newspapers & close-ups Pt2 - from the Costumes area at Sherlocked 2016 - These are my photos, so please do not repost Anywhere, You may make Edits of these for Tumblr usage if you wish, but please put a link to this post as credit, thanks!

Sherlocked Props:- Newspapers: (Part 1) (Part 2). Props: (Blind Banker) (Pt 2), (His Last Vow) (Pt 2), (Baskerville), (Reichenbach Fall) (Pt 2), (Scandal), (Study in Pink), (The Abominable Bride) (Pt 2) (Pt 3). Characters: (Lestrade), (Moriarty) (Pt 2), (Molly), (Mycroft Holmes) (Pt 2), (Sherlock) (Pt 2) (Face mask), (Watson) (Pt 2), (221B door & signs), (Random props) (Wigs & moustaches).

Just while I am talking about how wonderful and amazing my followers and friends are, it’s recently been brought to my attention, that some people are buying multiple pre-order pdf copies of Hunger Pangs via my patreon by upping their subscription, then sending me messages going “hey I know you don’t have a $15 reward tier but can this count for 3 copies” to which I reply, yes, of course, assuming they wanted to buy copies for friends not on tumblr. Which cool, awesome! Thank you for buying those extra pre-orders and not just emailing the book to your friends when you’re done with it or putting it up on a torrent site*. That is amazingly kind and thoughtful of you <3

And then I started getting a few messages, asking if they could give their copy of Hunger Pangs away. And I was like “oh, you don’t want to keep your pre-order? Uh, I mean, I can refund you if you don’t want it” and they said “oh. no, no. I’m still buying your book for ME.“ and then explained in detail, that they want to give an extra copy of the patreon book away to someone who couldn’t afford to buy it themselves, or who couldn’t safely have openly queer fiction on their kindle/amazon purchase history in case their family saw it and…this has happened multiple times. I have had multiple messages from at least 12 people asking me, “hey, if I buy an extra copy of your book, can you give it away to someone who can’t afford it?”

And I’m just…you guys are just…so…I can’t even with how good and kind and wonderful you all are sometimes. I really can’t. You’re amazing. Not only because you are thinking of me and helping me to survive using my words, but because you are thinking of others and going “hey, I bet someone could use a happy queer story about love with vampires, werewolves and punching undead fascists in the face right about now” like, what kind of honest to goodness Saints are you. 

Thank you. 

I really cannot express how wonderful this whole experience has been for me. I never thought I’d write a book. I thought I might try, but I never thought in a million years it would be something people would be interested in, let alone want to share with others. And just…thank you. From the depths of my humbled and terrified little heart. Thank you.

And thank you for giving me the opportunity to give multiple copies of my book away for “free” to those who couldn’t afford it, or couldn’t safely own a physical or kindle copy. I’m sure it will mean a lot to the person who gets it. And if you want to do the give away yourself or if you want me to organize a mass give away post or something, please, let me know. I am more than happy to do so.

Just. ugh. UGH. You guys. I didn’t expect to spend my night crying over how good and wonderful people are and yet here we are. Thank you. 


(*please don’t do that. Like for real, please don’t put ANY author’s work up on a torrent site, this is partly why publishers are charging insane prices for e-books now, to make up for lost sales and also cutting back on the number of physical copies they order. Which means fewer sales cause who the hell wants to pay $17.99 for an e-book, especially when you have so many people throwing fiction up on amazon for less than a dollar, forcing the rest of us to sell 60k novels for 99 cents to compete with them. And just to give you an idea of how harmful this is, even pricing HPangs at $5.99 on amazon, I am selling at a loss for how many hours I put into it. It works out at nowhere even near minimum wage, but I know the current market and my own limits, and there’s no way I could charge more than that in good faith. So please, support authors and artists and don’t fucking torrent shit, or if you do and you enjoy it, go buy it if and when you can. Or rent it from your local library. We get paid when you do that too. It really does make a difference to us.)

comments to leave on bbh’s instagram

(a compilation of nice translations i’ve seen throughout my time! PLEASE copy and paste and comment on his insta if you want to leave him kind messages!)

you’re so handsome - 너무 잘생겼어요

you stole my heart - 너는 나의 마음을 흠쳤어요

your new hairstyle is great - 새로운 머리스타일이 마음에 들어요

you’re the best - 최고예요

i’ll always support you - 항상 응원해

i hope you have a great day - 좋을날이돼길바래요

keep on smiling - 항상 웃어 주세요

you’re so sweet - 정말 친절하시군요

you look gorgeous - 아름다워요

you mean the world to me - 당신은 저한테 세상이에요

your smile is nice - 웃는 얼굴이 아름다워요

no matter how far we are apart i will love you forever - 아무리 멀리 떨어져 있더라도, 전 님을 영원히 사랑할거예요 

cute - 귀여워요

heart attack - 심공해요

heart fluttering - 설레요

i’m falling for you - 저 오빠한테 빈하겠어요

i like you the best - 오빠, 전 오빠가 제일 좋아요

have strength - 힘내세요

eat a lot of delicious foods - 오빠 맛있는거 많이 먹어요

don’t miss your meals - 밥을 놓치지 마세요

have you eaten? - 밥먹었어요?

don’t get sick - 아프지마세요

don’t catch a cold - 감기 조심하세요

have strength we are right here - 힘내세요! 우리가 있아나요

wishing you the best always - 늘 좋은 일들만 가득 하세요

always supporting you - 항상 응원할게요 

thank you for being born - 태어나 줘서 고마워요 

you’re perfect to me - 오빠는 저한테 완벽해요

!Warning!: This post is filled with positivity and love for EVERYONE who follows or blogs about the ACOTAR universe> continue at your own risk

I don’t care if you paint Rhys the color blue: if that’s how you interpret him then bring on the sexy smurf bat.

I don’t care if your crackpot theory is that Feyre was actually on a peyote fueled vision quest the entire 3 books: what a creative idea! Please tell me more!

I don’t care if you write a fic about Cassian being sexually attracted to a rock: That’s a little different, but may the rock be as chiseled as Cassian’s abs.

AND FINALLY, I don’t care if you may have forgotten the little freckle next to the moon-shaped scar on Nesta’s big toe: We all know every detail about these characters. Life, and a piece of art, can go on without it.

THE POINT IS: Write, draw, and post WHATEVER you feel represents these books in your eyes, and give others the courtesy to be able to do the same. But please don’t give up on this fandom. You guys are the reason I joined Tumblr in the first place— so that I could have someone to share my love for these books and Sarah J. Maas with, without criticism. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the joy, laughter, and tears that your posts bring me on a daily basis. Thank you for being willing to put your thoughts and feelings on display, and know that I can see the time and effort you put in at your own free will for our enjoyment. 

Remember, we are a fandom of dreamers, and only the stars can stop us. :)

“The Court of Dreams. I had belonged to a court of dreams. And dreamers.”  —A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas

Ko-Fi

Hullo! So after a few friends suggested it, I finally decided to hop on this. I don’t feel like I’m at the level where I could be doing commissions or something like Patreon. But I like the idea of Ko-Fi because it’s like a tip jar while I’m working on what I love to do when I have the time to do it.

I want to keep improving, and knowing that the stuff I do is able to positively resonate with others really helped to fuel that desire more in recent days. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and for joining me on this journey! 

Special thanks to a few dorks who’ve really helped me gain confidence in putting value to my art (You know who you are, nerds). And many thanks to BZArcher for coming up with Lucio, Hana, and Lena’s coffee drinks! Bless.

– Link to my Ko-Fi –
ko-fi.com/ninemaxwell

  • Sungwoon: you know, sometimes you make me angry.
  • Woojin: ...
  • Sungwoon: ...
  • Woojin: Well, art is supposed to evoke emotion.