the end of the good things


So Barry and Iris have done every trope at least twice (confessions of love, first kisses, proposals), let’s keep that up with their wedding. 

I want the Legends, Team Arrow, and Team Supergirl to come to CC for the wedding. I want all the females being Iris’s bridesmaids. I wanted freaking Linda to be the maid of honor. I want Oliver talking to Barry about how he was wrong saying guys like them don’t get the girl. I want some end of the world thing to happen as Iris is walking down the aisle and they all run outside to see what it is. I want Barry to pull Iris close because god fucking damn it he can and will protect her. I want the villians to be fucking good and I want there to a shit ton of fighting. I want Barry to almost die and Iris go off on someone (preferably Oliver because why the fuck not) about how he is the love of her life, she almost died with Savitar, but she would not lose him on their wedding day. 

I want everyone fighting tooth and nail. I want them to save the day. Then I want there to be a scene where Barry and Iris are holding hands, exchanging vows, (mostly coming from Iris because Barry tells her his every other episode at this point). I want there to be an after party scene where Cisco makes a speech about Barry being a stubborn ass and Iris not being much better, and god help all of them should they ever have kids. 

Then I want it to end with Barry and Iris waving people goodbye. She looks at him with the biggest grin and says,” So what happens now, Flash?”

And he says,” Whatever comes next, Mrs. West-Allen.”

Originally posted by ambersriley

anonymous asked:

Headcanon- Gabriel Reyes (because he's voiced by the same voice actor as Bloo) can do a perfect impression of Bloo from fosters home for imaginary friends and Jack thinks it's the funniest thing in the whole wide world. He still thinks it's funny when he and Gabe grow older.

y e s good

imagine later tho, after the recall, after reaper becomes a good guy again (bc happy endings are the best) and its a bit awkward for a while, but then reaper fuckin breaks out the bloo voice at some point and jack just loses his shit

There are five (5) types of Zeref popular in fanfiction!

*note that this is done in good humor. If you at all consider being a dick and sending me a message, here’s a thought: don’t.

1) Final Boss Zeref. He’s been constantly brought up throughout the fic (canon divergent or AU, typically crime based), but doesn’t show up until the very end. Usually not related to Natsu. Probably kills people for the fun of it. His entire personality is essentially an old school mafia boss, just without the penchant for guns and hookers. Has beef with the Heartfilia’s and likely murdered Layla. Much like in canon, his strength and terribleness has been built up throughout the story, but his actual villain-ness isn’t up to par with expectations. Smirks too much. Has others do his dirty work for him. Probably doesn’t die at the end, just slips into the shadows to wreak havoc another day.

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • In AUverse he may be a rival of Jude Heartfilia, and (depending on the story), may be used as some sort of catalyst for a Romeo and Juliet esque relationship for nalu.
  • Zeref may or may not be super important to the plot. Half the time he won’t actually show up.

2) Big Brother Zeref: AKA high school!AU Zeref. Natsu’s brother. His only role in the story is to be the stereotypical older brother. Not important to the plot other than to give life/girl advice to Natsu. Probably dating Mavis. Not as prevalent as the other Zerefs, but he has his moments. Broness can be taken to cringy levels, but generally a decent guy.

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • ??? idk he’s just kind of there sometimes ???

3) Woobified Zeref. Is basically canon!Zeref if he had done nothing wrong. A cupcake. Cinnamon roll too good too pure. Perfect father/husband/brother. Sweet summer child. Fanon has thrown up all over him. He is a precious baby that could never do anything bad. Ever. Could drown a small animal in a well and he would be thanked for it. The crigiest Zeref.

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • Literally isn’t even in fics half the time. This is just what fanon Zeref has become. The fangirls think he’s cute and have to make up excuses for why he can’t do anything wrong.
  • Actually threatens to murder people, but !!!

4) Well-rounded villain Zeref. Canon divergent. May have a good reason for the bad things he does, but this doesn’t overshadow him being the villain. Is consistent with his motivations/actions. What canon Zeref could have been if Mashima hadn’t wavered back and forth between making him super sympathetic yet also the most evil wizard in existence. Featured in both canon and AUverse fics, though is more common in canonverse. 

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • Is the rare golden Zeref found once in every 100 fanfics, but only if they’re 50+ chapters in length. Good luck finding him.

5) Mostly Canon Zeref. Hyped at the beginning of the story, a constant presence whose motivations are secret. The suspense is amazing and leaves the readers wanting to know more. Isn’t introduced until roughly half-way through the story, but it is very brief. Starts appearing more throughout the story. The more you learn about him, the less you understand the overall plot or his motivations. Kills/hurts people, but this is overlooked because he has a bad past (this is not taken to the extreme of woobified Zeref, however). Has too many connections to other characters to the point it becomes obnoxious. Characterization is inconsistent af

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • ???

New Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks: Swatches and It Shades!

It seems Dior’s new Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks are the new lip accessory to have. It’s not just the genius design of the “edgy-girly” black tubes outlined in see-through jelly pink. 

The formula marries the gloss and cushy comfort of the original Dior Addict lip range with new-generation pigment technology for higher pay-off. The surprising thing for me was that these actually lasted for a decent amount of time on the lips. The level of shine does obviously wear away after a few hours of talking and drinking, but the pigments for many of the stronger shades do a pretty good job of clinging on, to the point of needing a proper makeup remover to get them off at the end of the day.

The 4 “It” Shades are lip swatched above:

  • 877 Turn Me Dior - red-fuchsia as seen on Jennifer Lawrence
  • 684 Diabolo - neon doll pink
  • 924 Sauvage - prune noir
  • 550 Tease - fleshy peach-pink

All 18 shades shown here will be pre-launched from today (23 March) exclusively at the ION Orchard Dior Backstage Boutique, and available at the rest of the counters in Singapore from 1 April. 

Dairy Queen and Cuddles

Relationship: Jason Todd X shy Reader



A/N: This is kinda bad and really it has no plot but I did my best. <3 Send in requests, and I’ll try to write them.

A/N: I’ve reposted this so I can put it on the master list so this isn’t a new pic, I’ll probably be doing the same thing with all of the other fics where the links weren’t working


“and that’s why I chose Red Hood as the hero for my project.” You said quietly as you finished your presentation and hurried back to your seat waiting for the class to end so you could head to lunch with your boyfriend, Jason Todd. Aka The Red Hood. You knew that you had a good presentation, hell you even had The Red Hood himself as a resource, but your shyness would cost you points. You sighed and ran a hand in your (H/C) hair.

The bell eventually rang and you met Jason by the door of your class. You don’t know how but he always managed to get out of class before the lunch bell rang just to meet you.

“Where we going for lunch today?” You asked softly as he placed and arm over your shoulder.

“I was thinking dairy queen.” He said exiting the side door of the school. You nodded your head. “We’ve been to the gas station too many times this week.”

You chuckle agreeing with him as the two of you walk the short distance to the local Dairy Queen some students went to frequently, but most went to the gas station to get a bag of chips or maybe a pizza.

Jason opened the door for you, allowing you to walk in first and look at the menu. You both ordered and when you got your food you left the dairy queen and Jason walked you to his truck.

“Where are we going?” You asked him curiously.

“Home.” He muttered. “If i’m correct you have study hall for the rest of the day correct?”

“Yeah…” You said taking ahold of his hand as he drove you two to in of his many safe houses.

“Well we are gonna watch movies, eat some dairy queen and cuddle until I have to go on patrol.” You knew about Red Hood, he had come to your window in the middle of the night asking you if you knew how to stitch him up. When you didn’t say anything he took off his mask and revealed himself to be Jason.

“Will you be careful tonight?” You asked grabbing his hand and looking. You look over at him and he’s smiling lightly.

“I have to be when I have a beautiful girl waiting for me at home.” He tells you kissing the back of your hand making the blood rush to your cheeks. Even after over two years dating, not to mention thinking he was dead before that, he still knew how to make you blush like crazy. But you loved it.

Jason parked the truck and the two of you headed up the steps to his apartment that made it easy for him to sneak in after patrol. He went to go get plates while you searched for a movie, deciding you wanted to go with a classic. Star Wars. Jason came in with your food on a plate and sat down as you grabbed a blanket. You joined him on the couch and placed the blanket over the two of you.

The two of you began to talk, and laugh,  slightly neglecting the movie.Eventually, nighttime came around and Jason had to go on patrol. He got all his gear ready and was about to hop out the window when you said something you’d never thought you’d say.

“Jason?” You called right before he jumped.

“Yeah Doll?”

“I love you.” You said blushing.

“I know.” He said and all though you couldn’t see his eyes, you knew he had winked. And just like that, he jumped off into the night.

Bones - A Thank You

Bones taught me that people don’t have to change completely to grow.

It taught me that there’s more than one kind of family. 

It taught me that throughout the struggles in my life, I will always have people there for me.

It taught me that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

It showed me that you don’t have to be perfect to be a good person.

It taught me that sometimes things don’t work out perfectly, but they always work out.

Thank you to everyone who has ever worked on Bones for helping to create this brilliant show that is so much more than just a TV series to us. 

And thank you to all the Boneheads out there, because honestly this fandom is one of the most amazing ones out there.

Prison Break — S1E1  {Sentence Starters}

  • ❛❛ You’re an artist. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I don’t have a few years. Wish to hell I did. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m not playing games. Open it. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I didn’t want you to come. Go home. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ He won’t take this well. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ He’s beginning to think anybody he attaches himself to is gonna end up in prison. And he’s not the only one who’s starting to feel that way. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Justice and punishment are the same thing to her. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’ve known you all my life. You don’t have a violent bone in your body. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Why won’t you let me help you? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You’ve been good to me my whole life. But you’ve got to Iet me deal with this. Okay? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I find it incumbent that you see the inside of a prison cell. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Keep the line moving. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You a religious man? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ There isn’t any flying under my radar. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Can’t a brother get some air conditioning up here? It’s hotter than a crack ho’s mouth. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You Iook kinda pretty to be up in here, man. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You want to talk about it? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ He just rolled over; he didn’t put up a fight. It’s not like him. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ The onIy difference between us and them is the badge. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ He’ll come at you with everything but the kitchen, snowflake. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ In a month he’s getting the chair. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ No one here’s more dangerous than him, ‘cos he’s got nothing to Iose now. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I didn’t kill that man. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ All I keep thinking, looking back on it, is I was set up. And whoever it was that set me up wants me in the ground as quickly as possible. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ What’s another word for ‘love’? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I love you so much I ain’t never knockin’ over a liquor store again. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m proposing to my girl, if you gotta know. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I don’t think I can go through with this. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Everything’s gonna be fine. Trust me. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I don’t want hundreds, fives, or ones. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Maybe you oughta hear what I gotta say. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You might find I can be of more assistance than you think. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I want to get home tonight. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I guess being a diabetic, you don’t mind needles. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I believe in being part of the solution, not the problem. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Be the change you want to see in the world. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m the farthest thing from a junkie. Trust me. . ❜❜
  • ❛❛ The closer it gets, the more I’m worried that the bottom is gonna fall out of this whole thing. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m getting you out of here. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ At some point we’ve got to pull the trigger on this thing. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ We’re onIy gonna do it once. We have to get it right. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ What were you thinking? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I can’t help wondering what someone with your credentials is doing in a pIace like this. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I can’t do it. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’ll take my chances. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Two pounds of pot? What were you trying to do, set a record? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I don’t have a father. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m about as excited as you are, but something’s gotta give. You have got too much potential to be screwing up your life Iike this. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You two have the most dysfunctional idea of love I’ve ever seen. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I loved him as much as you did. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You ever think maybe he was hurt that you left in the first place? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Don’t do this. Whatever it is you’re doing, there’s a better way. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You want to do something? You find out who’s trying to bury him. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I can’t watch him die. I won’t do that. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You have a habit of answering a question with a question. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I wiII not be cowed into forsaking my beliefs. Not by you, or anyone else. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ No more tests, I promise. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Are there people in place to make you disappear forever? ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I didn’t think you were the agitating type. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You’ve got to realise who gets punished when you do what you do. You think it’s me. It’s you. I did the same thing. Punished the oId man ‘cos he was gone. Look where it got me. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m not asking you to love me. I aIready screwed up that chance long ago. I’m asking you to love yourself. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ You’re aIready dead to me. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ I’m an anchor. All I’ll do is drag 'em down with me. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Keep your friends cIose, and your enemies cIoser. ❜❜
  • ❛❛ Look, whatever you’ve got going on, fill me in, ‘cos I’m in the dark here. ❜❜

anonymous asked:

You can hear the WA score a few times in the episode. The rendition where Barry witness Iris' murder in the future played when Iris and Mon-El rushed to Barry and Kara, but in a different note. Then again after Runnin' Home To You. You know you got something special when WA has music scores and an original song.

The WA score was ALL OVER this episode! That’s why I think the producers were like ‘this episode is all about Iris’ - because it was. And clearly they told Blake that, and the songwriters, because she got serenaded twice and one of them ended with a proposal to her. Blake is clearly having the time of his life remixing this song over and over again, lol.

I also think that there’s a reason the WA score was playing after Kara and Barry got shot. Not only do Kara and Mon-whatever-the-fuck not even have a score yet, the producers and writers and Blake know good and damn well WA is the most iconic thing in the DCTV universe. Plus, this is an episode of the Flash, not Supergirl. Of course WA are going to have the song written by Oscar winners!

I might do a thing where I talk about Runnin’ Home to You as a song and because of the theme in it, and all the times the WA theme came up in the episode. Would anyone read that?


I ran into a lot of dead ends, trying to make it into the television business with people saying that I wasn’t pretty enough and stuff like that. There’s gonna be good things and there’s gonna be bad and the best way to overcome the bad is to just not let anybody rain on your parade and to just keep on going. Now I look and I say that nothing is impossible.

anonymous asked:

My mom told me to gather up some laundry (my room is a mess and I'm wearing my only clean underwear rn) and I just looked at my floor and felt like crying. I managed to gather it up and then just laid on my bed for a while because I couldnt get myself to go all the way to the basement to put it in the washer. I think it was b/c executive dysfunction but idk and idk how to explain it beyond "I want to do the thing but cant do the thing right now" and I ended up crying b/c I had to do laundry?

This does sound like executive dysfunction. A good way to explain it when you’re feeling like this specifically is “I’m really overwhelmed and I can’t do the next step.” Most people understand that when they don’t understand wanting to do something and not being able to make it happen.


Things I’ve learned this episode

1. Nevra’s familiar is a dog and it looks cool.
The egg is at the pet shop for 400 gold. It is legendary and has 110 energy as a baby which means it could be like Ciralak once an adult.

The name of the animal  breed is  GALLYTROT.

2. The Eel Guard thought it was a great idea to keep a monster ,which can erase your recent memories, locked up inside a book in the library where anyone can enter and possibly release the damn thing ( yes, innocence and all ,but still )

3.  Ykhar is really not good with history. She loves books and her work  non-the-less. She cares about them so much that she was so angry at MC for letting the monster out even if it wasn’t exactly her own fault.

4. Slapping Miiko and yelling at her produced different results. In the end, yelling gave us the chance for MC to say things to Miiko while the slap left us with…Nothing…

5. Camria is the new character and she looks cool.
She found quite a few crystal pieces which put MC to shame ( considering that one was given both and the third one was kind of given to her by Yvoni).

6. Leiftan is the shoulder to cry on and possibly get an illustration - just change the crush to “someone” before you speak to him the second time around!

7. In-episode action game before you fight the monster. That’s right! Thanks for the reminder…

8. I found out I don’t care about Alajea’s thing with Miiko. That is of no interest for me.

9. Ashkore is fake and the name of an old dragon. Shocker (sarcasm).

10. Telling Miiko the truth about Ash gives us more info but lying to her just seems so much more fitting.

11. Dragons are dead…Yeah…Anything with “dragon” in its name is just fake. 

12. Joan of Arc is used in an interesting way.

13. Blue sacrifice.

14. Lazy missions.

15. No drama. No sneaking outside of Eel. No serious missions. MC wants to run away with the masked man but the game does not let her.

16. We can  use the events of episode 13 to make Miiko and the boy take a seat ( each only once). The magic words are “…I am fine but my parents…”

17. You can also make Ykhar take a seat but you will lose points with her so…Your own choice. 

You know what’s great? That I can trust God with every single thing, no matter how seemingly little it may be in the grand scheme of things, because He loves me and He’s sovereign and He is good. He is in control of e v e r y situation and I can just relax and let go and keep in step with the Holy Spirit, knowing that wherever I end up is where He wants me to be. I don’t have to worry “Is this really where I’m going?” I don’t have to constantly ask “What are You doing? What is Your purpose for this?” because I can just lean on Him and completely and wholeheartedly trust His sovereign hand and He promises to guide me.

We are called to be like little children. Little children hold their father’s hand and let them lead as they follow. They don’t fret or worry–they just walk in step with their father.

There is guidance and light and peace in seeking Him first and keeping your eyes on Him. There is so much mercy.

anonymous asked:

Hey guys! So I made the mistake of falling into sexual sin on my last relationship. I'm 21 & this was my 2nd relationship. I had never gotten involved physically with anyone before, neither had my bf at the time. I ended up leaving him after confirmation from the Lord (I knew in my heart he wouldn't be good for me). Mind you, we had already stopped having sex but God started revealing things about him to me. My worry is that my future husband won't see me the same way because I fell for this sin

Hello Darling! I’m so proud of you! Listening to the Lord’s voice in the midst of struggle is so hard, but not only did you listen, you acted! Turning away from sin and repenting is a huge wall that you made it over. But there’s another wall to cross- accepting grace and forgiving yourself. God has already forgiven you for everything! He sees only the righteousness of Christ when he looks at you- his child whom he loves dearly. So if you’re holding onto shame or guilt- STOP. You are worthy. You are precious. You are loved. You are free. You are not defined by your past. You are redeemed. 

As for the future husband part… The theme of the gospel is redemption and restoration. Jesus came to redeem. Your sins in the past do not make you any less valuable as a wife. It is something that you will probably have to work through in your future relationships and it will be hard. However, a man who truly loves you will not think of you as less, but rather will see you the way God sees you. Redeemed. Forgiven. Free. 

The best thing to do is keep praying for your future husband even now. Pray that God would work in his heart as well as yours when this happened. Praying for you! 

-31Women (Beth) 

anonymous asked:

Do you remember this fanfic (maybe one shot?), there's a scene in which Laura and Carmilla are at a planetarium, and carm gets pissed at this kid that keeps kicking her chair, so they end up lying on the floor in the middle of the whole thing, and Carmilla is talking about the constellations more than the speaker person? It's been nagging me that I can't remember 😩


Crap now I’m irritated because I can’t think of the name

@bloodycreampuff said it’s The Road to Home!  That fanfic was so long I barely remember anything XD  It was so good but then so disappointing to me at the same time ):

They sleep as they always have,

And why shouldn’t they
They should not have to cope
or understand how a single day
is divided in two

How daylight has a set hour
in which it fades
changing hues

They do not need to know why
at this late hour I encroach into another
day in where

I should be fast asleep but instead am
meditating on the obvious middle aged conundrums

Of how things end
sometimes badly
Of how sometimes
people don’t come back
That not all people love the same
That love doesn’t always save the day
That sometimes a good person does
something wrong and that forgiveness
is an evolving word

Or that we all don’t fully heal after
someone’s chosen to leave or after
we’ve walked out on ourselves
And that silence can feel like a closed fist
impacting a heart

I never wish for them to vie overthinking
To lose sleep as I do
wondering blankly

Why wretched days drag on forever
Why a mood darkens when in winter
and why the happy hours slip
so easily away from us

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry to see you go but it's okay we understand x just wanted to say that you are an amazing person/writer and best wishes for the future xx just wondering though what are some of your favourite things you have wrote on this blog?? xx

Thank you love <3
I actually went and took the first step towards me getting healthier today, so let’s hope it works out! Fingers crossed, guys!

Now, as for your question…that is a very good one.
Let me take a look at the masterlists!

Okay, so this list ended up longer than intended, but I’m going with it!

Some Of Tanis’s Favourite Stories!

Circle On His Wrist
I love a good Soulmate AU, and this one was such an interesting concept, and I really enjoyed writing it!

This story was requested by the lovely @sayrahsunshine // @suggposts and it lead to the beautiful friendship that we now have, and so it holds a special place in my heart for that. Plus, another interesting Soulmate AU concept :)

Isn’t About Me
The first smut story I ever wrote for this blog (that was not Joeck haha).
I’m proud of it. It lead me to being more comfortable writing smut (even if y’all haven’t read that stuff haha)

Managing Alone…Or Not
The request for this story came in just as my grandpa passed away, and so everything the reader experiences in this story, up to the point of the plate dropping, was actually my own personal feelings.
This story helped me cope with his loss. It will always be important to me for that reason.

May The Force Be With You
I had way too much fun writing this. And Jack and Conor at the end is just amazing. I love this story.

Please, Wake Up Part 1 & Part 2
The request came from a friend in my personal life, and I really enjoy how it turned out.
Plus, its the story I’m making into a book (Yes, that is still happening!), so it’s super special to me.

Post Crash Panic
I cringe reading this now, but this was the first Joe Sugg Imagine I ever wrote, and so it’ll always hold a special place in my heart.
But I really need to go back and fix it…

Puzzle Piece
I actually don’t really know why I love this story so much, but I do. And I always smile after reading it, and I adore it, so I’m going to include it.

The Red Dress
My Jack/OC smut story…the first Jack story I wrote, and lead me to writing more Miack and other stuff, and helped me remember why I loved writing so much. This story is just special to me.

I think that’s it!
I hope you liked those stories as much as I did :)

Anyone want to share their favourites?

Harrie Things

@lookformyownparadise tagged me in this thing I’ve seen making rounds. Thank you so much!

Rules: You must answer the questions till the end and then tag another 10 Harrie blogs to do the same! You can use videos/links/gifs/photos to answer the question.

I tag: @adorkablehazza. @hazzwatch @stylesinthewild @cheshirepuddin @heart-attack-harry @stockholmsstyles @theboyfromwhiteeskimo94 @harryandgaga @narry-though @fairylightsstyles @ifheartscouldfly @harryslovelylocks @itstakeiteasyonme

I think that’s more than ten, but oh well. Make sure to tag me if you do it because I really, really want to read your answers! :)

Favorite Look: 

Favorite Tweet: Many of them are relatable and good, but this one is very me:

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anonymous asked:

Hi sorry for so many questions but how long have you been drawing,what inspires you,where did you learn to draw, and any tips/advice on how I could get better at it?

I don’t mind the questions at all, no matter how many. ♥

I have been drawing for as long as I remember, ever since I was a little kid.

What inspires me is good writing, with deep, interesting, captivating stories and characters. I try to represent this in my art (and my boyfriend is amazing at it, just letting you know, and I’m doing my best to capture his writing. It’s so inspiring!) Things visually appealing — aesthetics — which varies. I always end up looking at Prince’s pinterest boards and my inspiration blog. Also, music. Find music that fits your art mood, not your default sitting-by-the-train-station-and-waiting-for-the-time-to-pass mood

I’m self taught, so I didn’t learn to draw anywhere specific. Sure, we did art in school and I went to a hobby club when I was little — but the teachers disapproved of my art development and tried to discourage me rather than encourage me — save for the last teacher I had the remaining two years. I learned mostly by observing, by giving myself lessons and challenges, studying medical books for anatomy, how to draw books for guidance and understanding, and concept art books for further inspiration and insight.

As for tips and advice, I’d recommend reading this link about exercises you can do and this for improving and learning. I hope that helps.

I’ve recently been on a binge of new podcasts, since I’m caught up on almost everything currently subscribe to, and one of the podcasts I found is ars PARADOXICA @arsparadoxica. I sprinted the two full two seasons in, like, a week because holy SHIT it’s so good!

Do you like time travel? Best damn time travel plot I’ve ever seen. It’s so beautifully complicated without being confusing, and the stakes just keep getting higher. (Like… the Cold War, but with time travel on top of nukes.)

Do you like conspiracies? Hell yeah, me too! Honestly like very first thing that hooked me about this show was the fact that it starts with the Philadelphia Experiment–and each episode ends with a numbers station-style coded message and just?? My little conspiracy-loving heart was fully invested in this.

Do you like big, diverse, incredibly engaging casts with equally awesome voice talent? This podcast has you covered. Queer characters, characters of color, a metric fuckton of fantastic women, actual honest-to-god non-negotiable asexual representation. asdfjkl; Seriously. I love virtually everyone, and everyone has so much depth. The heroes get to have flaws and make mistakes, and the antagonists are still surprisingly human. (Though that doesn’t mean I don’t want to punch [spoiler] in the face.)

Also just, like, all around, the writing and production value is phenomenal. Season one was great, and season two absolutely blew me away. New characters (all of whom I love), bigger plot, a couple great twists, and ugh, that season finale killed me. I honest to god cried.

tl;dr: ars PARADOXICA is my absolute favorite podcast right now, and anyone who is even remotely interested in audio entertainment should give it a try right now. (And then go find their Patreon because these people deserve ALL the love and support.)

Trigger warnings for the podcast: gun violence (later episodes have a heads-up when necessary, which makes me really happy), emetophobia (it’s an audio drama and, well, time travel makes people nauseous), and gaslighting in a couple episodes in season 2. (Feel free to ask for more details on any of these.)