Hey, guys! Figured it was time to update my commissions info! I’ll be referring folks to this commissions post from now on.
As before, payment will be through Paypal, and I’ll send you my e-mail to complete the payment after your order has been confirmed through Tumblr’s messaging system. I will require a down payment of 25% of the full payment, with the remaining 75% to be paid once the commission is completed.
Commissions will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis!
I do reserve the right to refuse any commissions for any reason. If I have taken your commission and it turns out that I am no longer able to complete it for one reason or another, I will refund the down payment, and if you’re interested, you can always re-commission me later!
I also reserve the right to use any images I’ve created in my portfolio as I see fit and to post online to advertise for further commissions! Unless otherwise specified during negotiations, however, all other rights to the image belong to the commissioner. You may reproduce the image you’ve bought from me as you please, as long as you credit me with its creation.
Here are my rates again if you can’t see the images:
full body sketch (traditional or digital): $15 to $20, depending on complexity (+$7 per added character)
lined inks (traditional or digital): $25 to $30, depending on complexity (+$7 per added character)
colors (digital): $35 to $45, depending on complexity (+$7 per added character)
ink washes (traditional): $40 to $50, depending on complexity (+$7 per added character)
ink wash compositions/scenes (traditional): $55+, depending on specifications
Colored compositions/scenes (digital): $55+, depending on specifications
As before, I’ll also be offering a DOODLE GOODIE BAG (traditional or digital) for a $10 flat rate. This’ll consist of a random bunch of sketches done in about 30 minutes’ time. Results may and will vary!
All auctions start between $15-$30, plus there’s free shipping to US buyers and a flat rate for any international purchases regardless of country! The sale will end in 10 days on July 29th, 2015!
I’m planning to move later this year so I need to clear out as many costumes as I can to make it a little easier to store my cosplay stuff wherever I end up! Even if you can’t or aren’t interested in buying anything, a share or signal boost is greatly appreciated! <3 Thank you all so much for your help!!
We’re back! Most people seemed to enjoy the idea of an AU challenge the most, so Round 2 will be centered around writing 5sos in aus.
how does this work?
People can submit prompts based on 5sos in aus (the au is up to the prompter’s choice, any and all aus are welcome) until the challenge is over. Those prompts will be posted and numbered, and others can look through those prompts and write (length does not matter) and submit to be posted. Anonymous prompting and filling are both allowed, so have fun!
how do i join? can anybody join?
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join, regardless of whether or not you’ve participated in Round 1. There will be an elaboration post posted later, which will include details and any other information needed.
It would be nice if you could reblog this post to show your interest as well as to spread the word! Thank you guys for a great round one and we hope to see you again in round two!
it’s 7am on a Saturday morning and I’ve just been through and un-followed anyone who has been innactive for 1 month or more. Over 150 blogs later I’m now only following 317 people and my dash is dead enough as it is soooo
like/reblog/whatever this post if you post some/any of the following things
game of thrones
wow my interests are limited i’ll try and think of some more later?
i rather like the idea of these posts, if i’m gonna be honest… and i think it’s a great manner of discovering the people who are genuinely interested as mutuals in interaction of any variety. i will probably venture into general (maybe non-mutual) starter and or plot calls. but this post in particular is for mutuals only who would not mind random starters or memes from me, mutuals who would want to get to plotting with me and so on.
so, please, as it says in the image above: like this post if you’d be interested as a mutual in future interactions of any variety.
The words always stood out ominously: “Tell me about yourself.”
Any time I met potential new friends or went on a date or had a job interview, that’s when I’d get into trouble. Sooner or later, there would be the big open-ended question. Sooner or later I’d have to talk about myself.
I would try and start off by listing and explaining my interests, and then after a while I might say, “Well, I’m a little awkward.” If I were drunk, maybe I would be a little more daring and say, “I’m bad at socializing.” But even if that went over well—and I was constantly afraid of the day it didn’t, the inevitable day when what I hoped would come off as endearing would backfire—I might want to say more, but feel profoundly afraid of doing so.
I always felt the constant spectre of the unsaid, of wanting but not knowing how to disclose who I really am. I can’t quite pinpoint the exact moment when I started feeling uncomfortable with who I was; I guess it’s when I realized that simple friendship and even just talking to people was hard for me. I couldn’t tell you at what point I diverged from the rest of the people on my Facebook feed, when they all started getting photographed at pool parties and baby showers that I wasn’t invited to, while I posted selfies and funny subway ads. It is common knowledge that making friends can become harder as you get older and are forced to find your own group – when you’re not at school among your peers, all day, every day. I am aware that I’m not the only person who gets anxious and sad when thinking about her social life (or lack thereof). But for me, much of the anxiety and sadness stems from the feeling that all of this is beyond my control.
I have what used to be called Asperger’s syndrome, before it got folded into autism spectrum disorder. I was always that person who was a little offbeat, talked to herself, and couldn’t read social cues. Oddly enough, this didn’t cause much trouble when I was young. Making friends wasn’t hard – I had a best friend, as well as a general group of friends, and got invited to all the necessary sleepovers and birthday parties. If anyone thought I was weird, no one showed it, but then I probably wouldn’t have been able to notice even if they had.
In middle and high school, though, everything changed. Suddenly my differences became painfully obvious. I still cried in class and had difficulty controlling my emotions, not realizing that the older you got, the more unacceptable that was. Because I had trouble reading social cues, I didn’t clearly understand social boundaries. I became known for obsessively calling boys I liked, which got me in trouble with their parents and earned me a reputation as someone who was “creepy” and “intense.” As time went on and this caused me more pain and embarrassment, I became more and more ashamed and reluctant to tell people about my Asperger’s. My parents were clueless when it came to raising a child on the spectrum and had no interest in learning, so their way of dealing was basically to not discuss it at all and treat meetings with my case manager and school psychologist as major inconveniences.
When I actually did succeed in befriending someone who understood me, I would think, Maybe I am normal. Maybe I can do this. But it was always just a matter of time before I violated some unspoken rule or said something wrong, and then I would lose both that friend and that feeling of comfort and camaraderie and normalcy. I spent prom weekend by myself in a hotel room at the Jersey shore, watching movies on my computer and eating pizza. By the time I graduated from high school, I was deeply unhappy and suffering from crushing social anxiety, wishing I could become anything, anyone other than myself.
I hoped things would change in college, and they did, but not in the way I expected. I joined a few Asperger’s support groups, as well as the website Wrong Planet. At first I was happy to find a community of people much like me. But after a while, something began to bother me. At the time there were very few women on the site and in the groups, so I got more than a few romantic overtures from male members. I also noticed that a lot of the members seemed to be in STEM fields and very into traditionally “nerdy” things, and as an English major who was barely passing her statistics class — in part because she went to art museums and ska concerts too often — I couldn’t entirely relate. But what was really going on, what I couldn’t acknowledge until years later, was that I was embarrassed by my Asperger’s. Years of painful interactions and loneliness had made me vastly uncomfortable with that part of myself. When I joined the site and support groups and was confronted with people who were comfortable with their autism—some of whom were proud of who they were—I just couldn’t face it. I was so deep in pain and had been made to feel so ashamed that I would have given anything to make it all go away. Reading their posts and talking with other people on the spectrum brought so many feelings and thoughts I had tried to bury to the surface. I couldn’t deal with it at the time, and so I left.
For years after, I tried to hide who I was and had some success. On the rare occasions when I did disclose my diagnosis, the response would usually be something along the lines of, “Wow, I didn’t know you were autistic!” I always took that as a compliment. After I graduated from college, I got a job and earned a reputation as an excellent employee, who was praised by her superiors and co-workers for her industriousness and attention to detail. But it always ended there. When I actually had to have social interactions with these same co-workers and superiors, I was at a loss. The few times I did try, I said something that was somehow inappropriate. It felt like high school all over again. Even when I didn’t say anything, even when I just talked about work, I could tell that I still seemed a little odd to most people. A recruiter once told me that I had “an edge” about me, and didn’t really elaborate on what she meant by that. Co-workers told me that I was “too eager” or “forceful.”
Outside of work, it was even tougher to make connections. I joined clubs and groups and would try to talk to people, but as time went on I became increasingly nervous. What if I say the wrong thing? I’d think. I would always imagine that I was becoming close to some people, only to discover that the other group members somehow got each other’s phone numbers or received invitations to birthday parties and cookouts and weddings that I knew nothing about. Even when someone did say “We should hang out again sometime,” nothing would happen after I invited them to brunch or out for drinks. I learned that “we should hang out” was often just a polite thing that people said, but I never understood that, because it did mean something to me. I felt I had so much to give, so much to bring to a friendship, yet no one seemed to want it.
When I started to pursue romantic relationships in the years after college, I found those even more challenging than friendships. I joined OKCupid on the advice of many people, but rarely got responses to messages I sent, and those I did get were often unwanted and inappropriate. Whenever I got close to scheduling a date, it would be cancelled at the last minute with no explanation. Disillusioned and exhausted, I decided to try speed dating, attending an event for people who liked to read. One of the people I talked to was a writer. I had recently made the decision to start writing again, and we spent the rest of our five-minute conversation talking about what we were working on. I thought that we really hit it off, and so I put his name down on the list of people we liked that we had to submit at the end of the night. When I later found out that he didn’t select me as a match, I was genuinely shocked—I had smiled and laughed and tried to be the conversationalist I thought everyone wanted to talk to.
Everyone talks about your twenties as the time when you form all of these close friendships and have these awesome, life-changing experiences, and that wasn’t happening for me. Sometimes I still worry that I’m missing out on something important. But over time, things have become a little easier – I could not tell you exactly when or why. Maybe it’s because, after years of therapy, I finally realized that there’s no such thing as “normal,” and that everyone is a little awkward. Maybe it’s because I made some genuine friends who liked me even after I disclosed my diagnosis. Or maybe all those years of dining alone and solo movie dates and drinking at a bar by myself with a book made me realize some important things about who I am.
While I do have friends today, I don’t have many, in part because I need people to be completely honest with me about whether or not I’ve done or said something wrong, and that is difficult to find. I still have meltdowns, although not as bad as during my younger days, and while they’re still a little humiliating I know that I am generally coping much better. People have said that I should date someone on the spectrum, but I’m not sure if that’s something I can do right now—I’d feel more comfortable with someone who is a little more socially adept, someone who can help me navigate social situations, as well as someone who can keep me a little more grounded and out of my own head. While I’m less ashamed of my diagnosis than I used to be, I know that I’m still unsure of my place within the greater autistic community—in part because I sometimes feel guilt over how well I can “pass.” I do still feel lonely from time to time when I get on Facebook and see all the seemingly effortless interactions there. There are times when I’ll be in a store and pass by the shelf of bridal magazines, and I’ll get depressed, wondering if I’ll ever have a need for any of them.
But I have realized that my Asperger’s is responsible for more than loneliness or awkwardness, more than the challenges I’ve described. With it comes with my attention to detail, my persistence, my many interests, my introspectiveness. I don’t lack empathy, as is commonly thought of people on the spectrum — I have a lot of feelings, and while their intensity can feel bothersome at times, mostly I am thankful and even proud to feel things as vividly as I do. I care deeply for others. I know that I can be a real get-up-and-go person once I find something I’m interested in, and can do whatever it takes to get what I want.
I’m able to see and experience things through literature and music that other people don’t. Years of trying to decipher people and situations have given me a deep fascination with the unsaid — what’s between the lines, what’s hiding underneath, what’s going on in those rests and line breaks. Works of art have a profound effect on me—a few years back I saw a production of Einstein on the Beach, and I was so moved that I left the theater with tears streaming down my face. How that play made me feel is an experience I wouldn’t exchange for anything. I’m trying to embrace that side of me, the side that is original and creative and feels things deeply and doesn’t care what people think.
One of my most vivid memories is from a day in nursery school when I was supposed to color in a coloring book page depicting the landing at Plymouth Rock. I drew a rainbow instead, and felt confused when the teacher yelled at me. Now, as an adult, I try to recognize my creativity and offbeat spirit as strengths, not weaknesses, and integrate them into everything I do. It’s still a struggle at times, and it always will be. But over the years I’ve come to realize that without my Asperger’s, I’d be a completely different person. I might have more friends, feel more confident, be on a more stable career path, or possibly even be living with a partner. But then again, I might not. And when I wonder about this alternate-universe version of Magenta — the one without Asperger’s — I don’t know who she is. I don’t know what her strengths would be, what she would be into. Would she still love to read? Go to art galleries and let her passions consume her? What does she think about? Is she happy? When I think about these big open-ended questions, I’m not sure I like all the answers.
And that’s precisely what I try to keep at the front of my mind. Now, when I struggle with having Asperger’s, I try not to despair. I try to remember that I’m different, and that difference is also what makes me me. While I may not have it together all the time, I try hard, and I exist, and I care about people, and that’s what really matters. Now, when faced with that ominous request — “Tell me about yourself” – I try and find enough space to share all that I am.
It’s happened! I’ve hit 7000 followers!!! Wooooo~~
And I know I mentioned earlier that I would make a poll regarding what to do in celebration, but considering all but one suggestion has been the same thing, I think it’s obvious what you guys want…
Yep, I’m going to go some ships! Get excited guys!
Here are the rules…
1) One fandom per request. For now at least. I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew. I may do multi-fandom ships later, but for now, pick one!
2) Ship requests are only accepted on Wednesdays. Any requests on other days will be deleted. Again, this is because I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew. The ships will then be posted on Fridays.
3) Be brief with your descriptions. I’m interested in who you are, not what you look like. I’ll base the ship of personality compatibility, not appearances. So I’m looking for some positive and negative personality traits. Be honest!
Optional: Please send requests off anon so I can respond to you directly. I don’t want to clog up the blog with too many anon ships. I’ll limit to 5 anon ships posted on Fridays, so if I get lots, you may have to wait awhile to get your ship!
[barges in unexpectedly] so I heard that today is Special Interest Day
As any follower of mine can tell you, LOTR is probably my biggest special interest, and you could say that I’m uber-interested in the main character, so I decided to post all of the Frodo-related merchandise I have.
On the top we have six action figures: two from FOTR, one from TTT (which just came in the mail yesterday), and three from ROTK.
On the bottom (left to right) there is a plushie, a special-edition 12-inch action figure, and a bobblehead.
(not pictured: a Lego because I have no idea where it is)
If you are interested or have any questions, contact email@example.com!
All prices are in USD via PayPal
Hi!! I’m going to be attending college soon, and I wanted to try to make money so that the financial burden on my parents might be a little less (they need to support both me and my brother, who’s also starting this year.) Since I’m going to art school, it’s a bit pricey, but I figured this would be a good way to (hopefully) raise some money and get a little practice.
Will not draw:
-NSFW (like, porn and full nudity. My computer is in a spot where my whole family can see what I’m doing sooo….other than that, gore is fine, as long as it’s not super grotesque.)
-Furries and anthros (I have noo idea how to draw them lol sorry.)
That’s all I can think of for now, but if anything comes up I’ll let you know. Other than these, I’ll draw pretty much anything.
How payment works
Instead of paying me right away, I’ll send you a small, low-quality JPEG WIP of the picture as to affirm that I am working on it. At this time, you can request changes and tweaks to the drawing. Once you are satisfied, please pay me, and I will send you the full quality WIP! (You can still request changes after payment.) I will not do this with flat sketch chibis or mini fullbodies (because they’re basically just fancy sketches.)
*IF YOU HAVE A DEADLINE/CERTAIN DATE YOU WOULD LIKE A PICTURE DONE, PLEASE NOTIFY ME*
If you guys can reblog this to spread the word that would be amazing ;u; <3
What's the word on the street as far as good blogs and places to find naughty Thor fanfic?
Ao3 is my source for everything fic related but I will leave this open to the comm if they know a few secrets that I don’t… Maybe we’ll all learn a few new places for a naughty Thor fic fix.
Where do you go to find naughty Thor fic? Reblog this post with your answers in the tags or submit to the inbox. Any submissions will be tagged with fanfic so they can be found later, or Tumblr Saviored for those that aren’t interested.
the specific phrase "*starts grabbing all the nearby breadsticks*" can be traced back to a non-tumblr May 30, 2015 at least. I don't know what the date on the other phrasings are, but that's consistent with akeelahandthebinapartment23's post on May 26th. I have not found any instances of "breadsticks into my" (purse or bag) that predate it, and now I'm really interested to know your google / searching techniques
I don’t think I have any specific special Googling techniques or anything. A lot of the times, finding the origin is by luck. Like, I might see a post and not think much of it, and then couple of weeks later, that post ends up becoming a meme, so I just have to remember a few keywords from the original post to find it.
After researching the breadstick meme, I think we’ll consider akeelahandthebinapartment23′s post to be (if not the origin) the inspiration for many of the breadstick meme posts since that’s the best we can do right now. (That post was actually the first breadstick meme post I personally recall seeing.)
Anyway, I really do appreciate that you took the time to look further into this!
These pictures aren’t mine, I googled them…but I found it interesting how Marlene posted such a vague clue back in 2013 about the episode Charlemagne was in and then two years later she says that Charlemagne was a clue because the root name is Charles. What if the “herald angels sing” “major clue” tweet was about Harold Crane? This would mean he ties into all of the Rosewood secrets or could even be A…any thoughts?
tell me about it!!!!! I have all the irons in the fire /sob so many irons… so many of your ideas sound like so much fun! I’m esp interested in the one with Teddy fifteen years later but the namatame ones pique my interest as well
godddd! endless irons. i finally gave up and made a gdoc for a bunch of random shit in hopes that i can pull any together that hold water.
also aw;;; ty, you!! yeah, i really love the idea of teddy’s continued self-actualization & growing older and maturing despite his juvenile beginnings. fertile ground for inspo there!
as for namatame, i juuust finished my first ng+ run and knowing the full story this time really just made me feel so bad for him? (god, and now imagining an aspect shuffle, namatame w/hope, yu w/emptiness, adachi w/despair, gah, /adds to the list) learning that people always described him previously as “outgoing” and seeing him as nothing but timid, afraid and edging-towards broken, just. /gently holds his face
i’m back! the MCM expo was really fun! though we did leave quite early. early in, early out i guess. lots of people asked to take pictures of me, i hope i find some later! i got a few of my own! and i got to meet ajacks99on the physical plane which was lovely!
not really a lot of interesting attractions though, and i didnt know who any of the ‘special guests’ were. the highlight was the artist alley. i bought a badge from sarahssketchbookthough! her stuff is always wonderful. plus a keyring and a comic book from some other artists! nice. gonna post some pictures now! :D
So we’ve gathered together, sat down and made a few changes to how we’re going to run things– I’m on mobile atm and I can’t do any said changes yet so I’ll make a longer post explaining what’s going on later when I get on my desktop.
Until then– good news! Requests are open! And seventeen has been added to our list!! We’re starting fresh so please send in whatever your heart desires! (Be creative!)
As a part of our changes though, this is one thing I will say now; any requests sent in aren’t guaranteed to be written. All requests will be considered and thought over but to avoid a messy and long waiting list that never gets done, we will only write out requests that spark our interest. This is good for you guys though because this can mean that anyone who enjoys our writing gets to see more from us. I’ll go into more detail in our long post later but until then please take note of that! Don’t let it discourage you from dropping us a request though! We aren’t picky people~
Admin Rina /really/ likes au things wink wonk fyi
Please check our ‘before you ask page’ before…..well…asking of course. It explains all of our rules, which still stand even now with our changes. ill fix any changes later
Admin Ali will also be taking three word prompt request!Which I’m kinda excited about because I like these huehuehueh so if you wanna do that instead please specify in your request that you are sending it for Ali~
I hope you all have a good day and happy requesting!
-Admin Rina who was up all night with storms and is freaking tIRED