Lapis redesign because I dislike her canon one. Specifically because of the fact she doesn’t really have any shapes that really DEFINE her, like Garnet = Squares, Amethyst = Circles, Peridot = Triangles ect, I associated her with a water drop shape cause…. y’know w a t e r.
Also got rid of the horrid neon blue colors and gave her speckles of yellow, like the ACTUAL LAPIS LAZULI GEM HAS. Why didn’t she have any sort of yellow incorporated into her design in the first place.
I’m way behind on Naruto but my older brother is basically finished. I obviously starting shipping Naruto and Sasuke once I hit Shippudden because I’m trash like that. So tell me why my big brother just said this
Him: Honestly, Naruto and Sasuke remind me of a gay couple and I wouldn’t mind it. They got me all up in my feelings after the fight when they tried to hold hands and Naruto told Sasuke that he did all this because he was his friend.
Me: I’m just so proud of you because I already ship them so hard you don’t even understand.
i’ve been meaning to say this for ages but haven’t been on tumblr much and haven’t remembered:
granted that most high schoolers live less than 45 minutes away from their school and granted that most of y’all don’t have to do all your own cooking (things which take up a significant portion of my out-of-the-school-building time) but like
i don’t think most adults give you (overtly) enough credit for everything you do. it’s a rigorous schedule and your brains are even worse equipped than mine for handling early mornings, and you still get to first period on time most days.
and you do as much work as you can most of the time, and do art and sports and music and drama and charity work.
and the point of this is to say, i’m a teacher and i am exhausted most days. i came home and fell asleep this afternoon and now i know i have to finish grading and writing lessons for tomorrow, but that prospect is just daunting and i’d really rather go back to bed.
and i know we are hard on y’all sometimes, and we may seem like we forget you have lives outside our classrooms, but i want to take this opportunity to say that i respect you so much.
i don’t remember how i was able to sustain this schedule all day every day when i was a student, and i don’t know how y’all do it either.
one of my friends thinks im a furry. and i let them think im a furry, because if i corrected them, they’d be all “but i thought you had some super secret interest” and i’d have to say “yeah, but its not being a furry, its that im two inches tall mentally and roughly half my life revolves around that”, and that’s a long conversation. so i let them think i wanna be a deer. which i do, sometimes, just not as much as i wanna be two inches tall.
Lemme tell y’all about my personal writer’s hack that has made my life soo much easier!
You know that feel when you’re writing and you suddenly stop like, “shit, what’s the word I’m looking for?” and then spend the next however many minutes searching until you either find it or give up? And then you come back to what you were writing like, “…I don’t know where I was anymore…”
Well I’m here to help you out with that problem!
The best piece of advice I can offer to writers is once you start writing, do not stop. Get in the zone, let the ideas flow and let that Writer’s Rush really hit you! Don’t worry about spelling, or paragraphing, and, as I mentioned, specific words.
When you come to that gap, that “what’s the word I’m looking for” feel, just take a set of double brackets, ((like so)), and describe the word you are searching for. It can be similar words, or just anything that will help you remember once you come back. This also works great if you’re trying to decide between two different words or phrases.
I go for double brackets because I use singles as part of my writing and don’t want to get confused, but also because my thoughts kinda do function like words in a bracket, if that makes sense? Like it’s not to be taken into account with the rest of the story. You can use any symbol you feel like really, just anything that’s not used too often and can be easily found, especially using Google Doc’s “find and replace” feature. (Another freaking good writer’s hack!)
Once you’ve done most of the framework for your story, that’s when you come back to your double brackets. That’s when you can take the time to search through your thesaurus (yet another good hack! I mean it! Use it!) or simply ponder your word choices.
Anyways this is what works best for me. Keep in mind that everyone is different and has their own ways of writing, so my advice may not apply to every writer out there. But yeah, if you want, feel free to try this out! Or perhaps you already have a similar system. Either way, I hope this helped in some way or another!