the first one was the hardest

anonymous asked:

Hi! I am new to spuhura and I was wondering if you knew of any good fics from spock's perspective. I think it's soooo cute when he's absolutely pining over uhura!!!!

hi! I LOVE stories from his pov! They must be the hardest to write and yet, when well written they can be a gift! I read a ton of fanfictions from his perspective but, of course, now I can’t think about titles and links LOL that’s just typical!
Now, I don’t always remember if a fic is from his POV told in first person (those are rarer) or if it’s from his perspective (which is a more subtle way to write a story from one character’s pov). I think most of these fall in the second category and I don’t know if it’s what you were looking for

order is totally random

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8624037/1/Accommodations

https://archiveofourown.org/works/7843324

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5080533/1/Caesura

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9699553/1/Nightly-Reasons

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5069125/1/Ad-Astra (this is a bit AU about how they got together since in canon they were already a couple when the turbolift scene happened)

NotesfromaClassroom :  her stories are often from his perspective (follow her chronological order from her profile page) -  What We Think We-Know  switches from his perspective to hers for the same events and it’s interesting for that reason. StarTrekFanWriter’s  stories also tend to be from his perspective mainly

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8599988/1/Winds-against-a-Star is told from both their perspective

Psicygni writes mainly from her perspective, but there are some stories with bits told from his too. This is one of my favs Metanoia . Also Down That Road Tonight , this new one where Spock has a little sister Warp Trails and Fairy Tales


please anyone reading remind me other fanfictions!

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm new to the Benslie fandom. Do you know of any good fics that will make me cry?

OH WHERE DO I BEGIN?

First off: You want a good cry? Read ‘The Wallflowers’ by @benjis-cool-times because it is so beautifully depressing I guarantee you will be sobbing by the end of it.

Then there’s ‘The Last Four Months’ by @nutriyumaddict because jesus that last line gets me every time!!

Then ‘Waiting is the Hardest Part’ by @benwyattforcongress, it was one of the first fics I read on Ao3 and it’s just so perfectly sad and amazingly written.

I’d also check out ‘Break Even’ by @supervanillabear31 because that is also good and far too emotional for my own good! 

I can’t recommend most of the fics on Ao3 enough, there are some really talented authors on there that I encourage you to discover and read. 

Also I hope you are okay? Because actively finding reasons to cry isn’t great (been there, done that!) So I honestly hope you are all good :)  

How I draw kisses!

A quick tutorial/cheat sheet on how I draw kisses!! I’m going to assume you already know how to draw a head and how to angle it, because that’s an entire procedure in itself. I’m going to focus on mainly the lips and also try and tackle some common mistakes when you’re first starting out. 

Pursing the lips

So this is boring but crucial. If you don’t purse, their is no real kiss (take notes) bc placing your lips on top of someone else’s is not how you kiss… The most important part are the corners of the mouth, especially from the side view, because that’s what changes the most. 

The actual kissing yeee

Let’s start do a basic side view kiss on the lips. And believe it or not, I think this one is the hardest!  

Think about which parts of the face are going to be in front of the other! This can take some time to get the hang of, but once you get that down it’s easy. Also, focus on getting the heads at the right distance and angle. A common mistake is drawing them too close. 

The Lightning Shape: 

Still keeping in mind which part of the line is “Red’s” upper lip and which part is “Blue’s” lower lip, play around with the shape of the lightning. Very subtle changes can have a very strong impact! I usually go by feel, so take your time, but here are some things to look out for: 

Details squishing etc.

So yeah once the lightning shape looks good, I usually add details and squish parts of the face that will touch. Which usually includes the noses, but from this angle they won’t squish unless you intend on making nice big noses <3. By now it should look something like this: 

You don’t have to add the corners of the mouth! I usually do when I want to show that the character is smiling. 

One technique used a lot in anime/manga + other cartoony art styles, is fading lines where two soft-ish objects press hard against each other. The picture above explains it. 

Common mistakes

Getting down the crucial kissing part of fanart is hard and you will mess upp SO MANY TIIIIIIMES, but you learn from your mistakes, so don’t be discouraged. There are some things though that I frequently see when people draw kisses that makes it look awkward and stale, many of which I used to do myself. Here are some examples:

Try your best to avoid these. Most of the mistakes have little to do with the lips and more to do with the angle of the head. So getting that down before you move on to the lips is important. 

¾ view Kissing

There are not a lot of angles where you actually see the lips meet (or at least not that I can draw…). Depending on how the heads are placed in relation to each other, you may or may not see the lips in a ¾ view. The way I have demonstrated is done in a way that the nose will bump into the other’s upper cheek. 

Aaand that’s about it! These things will make more and more sense the more you draw them. At first it can seem very hard with so many things to keep track of, and it is, but practice makes perfect! 

Rule of thumb: does the angle and position of the heads make sense? How are the lips going to align? What parts of the face are going to be in front of the other? How much will the lips purse? And finally, what is going to squish? 

Thank you for reading! 😘

(☞゚∀゚)☞ now draw kisses

When we were approached about covering My Chemical Romance’s ‘Cancer’, I was really excited about it. But I was also kind of nervous about changing something that felt right and was so simple. The one thing that stood out to me was the lyric 'I will not kiss you’. Its such a pure lyric because that persons talking about their family members, like their mum and their brothers. When I first heard the song that was the line that hit me the hardest and stayed with me. So that’s why I was excited to approach the song in a new way. It made me feel like I could highlight one of my favourite lyrics and then it became some kind of chorus, in a sense. Hopefully we did the song justice..
—  Tyler Joseph - Rocksound
BTS~ YG Magazine First & Special Edition of 2016 Interview [TRANS]

Rap Monster’s Real Charms

Strength: Physique, rap, brain

Weakness: Dancing

Secret Charisma: He can always accomplish anything but doesn’t always tell everyone.

Hardest/Saddest Moment: Learning choreography

Happiest Moment: When the choreography is over

Goal: Become the strongest rapper in the universe!

Jin’s Real Charms

Strength: Positive

Weakness: Too positive

Secret Charisma: He can always live happily and freely

Hardest/Saddest Moment: Dancing

Happiest Moment: Eating

Goal: Buy a house!

Suga’s Real Charms

Strength: Ability to compose

Weakness: Lazy, doesn’t like cleaning up, hard to focus

Secret Charisma: Has a lot of beard/mustache (facial hairs)

Hardest/Saddest Moment: Dancing

Happiest Moment: Sleeping and composing

Goal: Become a great producer!

J-Hope’s Real Charms

Strength: Good at creating (positive, I’m guessing) atmosphere, amazing and dancing, real and humble

Weakness: Loves to hit V and Jimin, nagging

Secret Charisma: Smile

Hardest/Saddest Moment: Can’t sleep/insomnia

Happiest Moment: Performing in front of ARMYs

Goal: Make lots of money!

Jimin’s Real Charms

Strength: Self-confidence

Weakness: Too much self-confidence

Secret Charisma: Eye smile, firm thigh

Hardest/Saddest Moment: When he’s nervous and cannot do anything right

Happiest Moment: Eating

Goal: Fulfill all the goals he wrote down

V’s Real Charms

Strength: Can be friends with everyone, kind

Weakness: Always getting into trouble!

Secret Charisma: Cute/adorable but also cool/charming/handsome!

Hardest/Saddest Moment: Worrying about a lot of things

Happiest Moment: Being with Jimin and Jungkook

Goal: To never stop challenging himself and to always improve himself

Jungkook’s Real Charms

Strength: Muscles!

Weakness: Too much muscle, tries too hard

Secret Charisma: Actually a bad boy!

Hardest/Saddest Moment: When he cannot go to the gym and work out

Happiest Moment: Hitting V

Goal: Join the Iron Man Triathlon 


T/N: None of these translations are mine as I cannot understand Korean. All credit goes to  (twitter user) “givemekookies” whom I would like to thank for letting me use her content!

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danvers sisters or lance sisters
↪ asked by anon

“Well, I may not need Superman to be a hero, but I will always need you.”

“ I don’t think it’s possible to be a medic in a conflict zone and not have something stay with you. Something that you didn’t have before you went. I have the hardest time forgetting this little girl. She was brought to our post one day. Two men ran toward us carrying a bundle of blankets. And they’re yelling in Pashtu. And at first all I can see are these bloody blankets, but then I peel them back, and there’s this little girl inside. She stepped on a landmine while playing soccer and she’s gone below the knee, gone below the elbow, gone below the hand. And everything is seething. And I can smell the flesh. And she’s screaming. But I’m trained to drown it out. I’m trained so well that I almost don’t hear the screaming. I focus on our interventions. Stop the bleeding. Apply tourniquets. Administer the IV. I overdosed her on morphine. I’ll never forget that. I just kept pushing until the screaming stopped. And then a helicopter came and got her. And she lived. And I was fine throughout the whole thing. I was just like a robot. I’d been trained for chaotic situations. But they don’t train you for the aftermath. They don’t train you for when the helicopter has lifted off, and suddenly everything is quiet.”

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At the beginning, Arya was just the first role I ever landed, but now as I’m growing up, she’s become such a wonderful person on television for people to watch. And I’m so thrilled I get to be a part of that. I think she’s a fantastic role model for girls. There is no gender stereotype, you can do with your life as you please. – Maisie Williams

anonymous asked:

I really love your art >///<Your style is so beautiful!! I'm just a beginner, and I am lost in relation to anatomy. I try to make gesture drawings but does not work out. Could you give me some tips on how to really start training anatomy? Thank you, have a great day^^ /sorry for my bad english hehe/

hello anon! thank you so much, i appreciate it a ton :) anatomy is a very difficult thing to draw, i hope you know that. It’s probably one of the hardest things out there in the ‘art world’ (pfft what is this, harry potter?). So please don’t get frustrated if things arent looking right the first time, it happens to everyone and even to artists who have been drawing for years. First we need to look at the whole body proportions before we get started.

heres a rough idea, excuse the terrible sketch haha. Keep in mind its all approximate, every body is different.

so now that we know the proportions, we can move on to gesture drawings!

there will be people who use you. they are good at getting close so you care about them. when they see your scars, they’ll flash their own. you will feel kin to them. you know what it is to struggle with things.

and at first you think: they’ll help me if i help them.

but it doesn’t happen. you love them deeply so you always pick up the phone. it doesn’t matter that you have a test the next day or that you’re going through things of your own. you support them.

they are good at pretend. they will play like they are your friend, so you endlessly give to them. after a while you realize: it really doesn’t matter what’s happening in your life, some more pressing emergency is always happening to them. it is a hard thing to recognize, because you don’t want people to hurt like you do. 

i have a friend who never asks me if i’’m okay. she only ever texts me to tell me she wants to die, but never goes to therapy or does any of the things i tell her to do to help herself. once when i came back from my grandfather’s funeral she demanded to know why i’d been gone, and when i explained, she said that without me, she’d almost passed out of this world. i had to lay down on the floor; nothing made sense anymore. i want her to get better. i want to help.

but there are people out there who will use you. who don’t care about getting better, they care about you giving up your time, your effort, your everything. until you are drained of it. i don’t mean those who give back, who will gladly do anything for you, who you know you can trust. who you don’t mind giving up the test for, because you know they’d do the same in a similar spot.

i mean those who don’t know you. who pretend that they care about you but are using your empathy as a sore spot. who take more than they need. who demand your attention all of the time but don’t care if you bleed.

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Disney’s Pocahontas was first released on June 23, 1995 - the 400th anniversary of the real Pocahontas’ birth.

Animators working on the film regarded it as being one of the hardest films ever produced by the studio. The complex color schemes, angular shapes, and facial expressions meant that the film was in production for five years. (x)

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Anonymous said:i have the hardest time drawing lips. the way you draw lips is simply gorgeous! please gimme some advice on going about it? it would be much appreciated c:

AAA I LOVE DRAWING LIPS MY SPECIALTY. this is usually how i do it, using angles or trapezoids. Lips are fun to draw, and they really pull the piece together i think. Usually the first thing one notices is the eyes, but rlly its the lips B) Use your shapes ( my motto tbh ) and experiment with colors, thats all to it!

In Paris she found Magnus, who was living in a garret apartment and painting, an occupation for which he had no aptitude whatsoever. He let her sleep on a mattress by the window, and in the night, when she woke up screaming for Will, he came and put his arms around her, smelling of turpentine.
“The first one is always the hardest,” he said.
“The first?”
“The first one you love who dies,” he said. “It gets easier, after.
—  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess Epilogue
That’s the hardest part, you know? In a society where everyone else’s opinions matter, putting yourself first is one of the hardest things for a woman to do. But you’ve got to do it, love. You have to grab your own life by the horns and trust your gut.
—  Alyssa Rae

No one agrees where The First came from… though the story goes he appeared in the skies when the sun first rose above the land.  

For WHATEVER reason, Geoff gave me the hardest time. I’ve never redrawn one picture so many times before - whether it was his clothes, his pose, his cape, the background - and don’t even get me started on the colors of the border. This easily could have been done last week, BUT. That’s all apart of living, right? RIGHT. But here he is, and I’m relatively happy with how he turned out ;P 

King Michael | King Ray | King Geoff | King Gavin | King Jack | King Ryan

Active Study Tasks

Hi everyone! One of the hardest things to do is active studying before exams! While many of us study hard, we may not be considering that we are not studying actively! Passive studying is things such as only reading previously highlighted material and continuously reciting the same information over and over. To actively study, first break your study time down into two different categories: Preparation and Review! 

The key to Preparation is ICOW! Identify, Condense, Organize, and Write. These strategies will help you do it:

  • Develop study sheets
  • Develop concept maps and charts
  • Create flash cards for vocab, questions, formulas and problems
  • Make self-tests
  • Remark (rehighlight or review previously highlighted material and finding what is the most important information)
  • Find practice problems
  • Outline
  • Rewrite any notes
  • Summarize text or lecture notes into main ideas
  • List the steps needed for a problem or concept
  • Plan essay answers
  • Answer questions at the end of the chapter.
  • Prepare material for a study group
  • Create a 5-Day study plan

Next you want to actually Review the information you gathered through your prep. The key to review is RE-USE: Rehearse, Extend, Understand, Self-Test, and Evaluate. Here are some strategies:

  • Recite outloud information from your study sheets
  • Replicate concept maps with little to no help
  • Recite any flashcards you made. Separate out any difficult cards so that you can continue to review them. 
  • Practice writing formulas
  • Complete practice problems, circle steps you did wrong and try again in a different pen color (to help you identify the differences)
  • Take the self-tests you made before. 
  • Attempt reverse testing. Make questions out of the answers from before and work them backwards.
  • Take notes on remarked tests and notes
  • Explain material to group members
  • Write essay answers from memory
  • Go through lecture slides or textbook and recite all the information you know based off of the heading. 
  • Evaluate how much you know and how much you have to review again. Take longer in reviewing missed material and simply review information you learned quickly for the end of your study session. 


Note: Many of these tasks are from the book Taking Charge of Your Learning by Dianna Blerkom 

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09/06/2016  ‣ From my instagram: studylou

Had my first exam today! Economics is our hardest subject, so I’m glad it was the first one! (just to get it over with) + check out these cuties that arrived today! History tomorrow, but it’s one of my favourite subjects so it’s not as much of a drag.

1/10 finals down.

On Paper

He failed my class. It really wasn’t even a close call. I couldn’t do the 2-point mercy bump. 

It wasn’t for a lack of trying on either of our parts. Yeah, he could have put more effort into homework, but “home” isn’t easy for him in a year of personal transition. He could have studied to improve his quiz and test scores. But in class, he tried his hardest. Always had his hand raised. Not the best reader, but always the first to volunteer. If I needed a favor or an errand, he’d be there before I got the request out of my mouth. 

He had his off days too. He could be a nudge. We’d go out into the hall and have a little chat, and he’d admit he was off. I said, “One step at a time,” mimicking a book we read in class that he loved. And he’d go back in and hold it together.

When we received teacher thank you’s, he wrote to me. “Thank you for believing in me when no one else did.” I sat at my desk, with tears in my eyes because I didn’t think he’d write to me and I certainly didn’t think he’d write that.

So when I sat down to give my “thank you’s” in the form of awards, I had to repay the debt. I couldn’t congratulate him on his grades, so I gave him a well-deserved participation award. His face lit up when I said his name. My teammate said when he returned from the stage, he sat there staring at the paper with a smile. When I returned, he pointed at me and I pointed back. And then I had to turn around and pull it together. It was the only award he received and he carried it like a trophy.

I requested him for summer school. I know it doesn’t look like we made strides, but we did and I want to send him to 8th grade with that momentum.

On paper, this was a failure. On paper, he dropped my passing rate and lost me a point in APPR. On paper, his reading scores dropped. On paper, I didn’t do my best for him. On paper, this whole year was a waste for both of us. 

And this is the problem with education today. You can’t measure fruitless diligence and dedication. You can’t prove someone is doing their best when their best isn’t hitting expectations set for other kids. You cannot give points for pulling it together on a bad day. You cannot assess heart. These are all impossible things to quantify. 

It wasn’t a failure. It was a success in every way but one.