the full picture is even better

Writing is Hard, pt 9: Sexting

Summary: You send Dean some dirty pictures.

Read Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8

Warning: Smut, taking pictures during sex

Word Count: 2600ish

A/N: This is all written with love for fan fic. I’m teasing, not putting it down in any way. Hope you enjoy! (Sorry, tag list is closed!) XOXO

You hold up the phone, then almost instantly put it down.

This is stupid.

No. This isn’t stupid. This will be hot. Just do it.

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blurrysleeps  asked:

Could you post some studying tips? Thanks in advance! 💕

Okay so here is some real ass shit that has helped me get through my classes. I’m not the best at studying but here we go!

1. Find out what your learning style is (click here to take a quiz & find out!) -knowing how you percieve information the most effectively is super important if you wanna be successful. You wanna study in a way that YOU can understand. Flashcards don’t work for everybody kiddo.

2. 1 Notebook = 1 Class - organization while studying is what will keep information clear in your head. This has always been a golden rule of mine throughout my entire middle school, high school, and college career. Dedicate a specific notebook for each of your subjects so that notes are easy to look back on. If you get handouts back from a class, I suggest glueing it into the notebook as well! If you don’t like notebooks, a binder with dividers is cool too.

3. ACTUALLY TAKE NOTES - do not be the slacker that takes a picture of the notes with their phone or just reads the slides at home. Just write the shit down dude. Writing shit down helps you remember information a whole lot better and that goes for everyone. I don’t care if it’s tedious. Skip the pics, they aren’t gonna be what saves you on an exam (struggling to know how to take notes? click here for a How To guide!)

4. Revise, Revise, Revise - revising is so important. Even if you don’t get full credit for going back and correcting your mistakes, you should always know what you did wrong so you can correct yourself in the future. Don’t just revise big assignments either, revise hw assignments and quizzes. It’ll help you learn the material if you didn’t get it the first time around and there’s no problem with that. This tip is probably the one that helps me the most. 

5. Go to study groups - if your school has a designated lab or time for students to go in and ask questions or study together, go for it dude. Everyone’s gonna be confused but there’s gonna be people to help get your shit together so it’s no worries and hey if people aren’t your thing don’t EVER be afraid to go to your professor or teacher directly. They’re there to educate you, it’s what they’re being paid for. Don’t let your grades suffer because you don’t reach out to others for help! Getting help is a good thing!

6. Don’t wait til the last minute - just don’t do it dude. It is not worth half assing a study session at 1am right before your quiz in the morning. You won’t absorb as much information and I promise you that your body is gonna fucking hate you for not letting it rest. Take the time to study at least 30 minutes every day for the entire week leading up to whatever test you’re gonna take. I know it sucks but it had to be said honey, procrastinating doesn’t work all the time plus it totally isn’t punk rock.

7. Listen to music - there’s some sciencey shit behind this one but I can’t remember it aha. It’s supposed to help with the neuron dendrites axon synapsey brain lobey blah blah blah just (click here for 3 hours of classical kickassness!). Honestly gaming music helps me study too because it’s literally designed to keep you focused on tasks (click here, nerds). And hey if you’re into Studio Ghibli their music is PERFECT for studiyng imo (you know the drill)

8. Take care of yourself - TAKE A FUCKIN SIP BABE. Get yourself a tall glass of rebull vodka water and some healthy brain food lvl shit to go along with it. You can’t expect yourself to absorb everything if your body is too busy focusing on taking care of it self because you’re too busy studying. Honestly just take 10 minutes before you start studying and grab an apple! I like to make smoothies and light an inscence stick or something just to make sure I’m 100% IN THE ZONE. Ya know? Do your chores or run those errands first. Then study. It just really helps when your body is taken care of and you don’t have other things to worry about. 

9. Turn your phone off - oh the horror that comes with this one.. the texts, the calls, the snaps, the notifications, THE MEMES. How ever will you survive without them?! HOnestly? Pretty damn well actually aha. Just turn your phone off to garuntee you’re giving yourself the best oppertunity to study possible! Don’t cheat yourself out of a good study session by checking your phone constantly. Tell your textin buddies your busy and to send nudes after. 

10. Reward yourself after - go out with friends or have a good, relaxing evening afterwards. Seriously. SPOIL YOURSELF GORL. You deserve it for studying your fanny off!!! This will keep ya motivated to keep studying throughout the week because you’ll be running on a praise/rewards system. This is more of a psychological trick but I mean it’s also just really nice to spoil yourself after a long day heh. Take it easy and remember to let loose once you’re done with all your studying for the day! 

Well that’s all the tips I’ve got! Thank you for asking for help and I sure hope this list is what you needed to read! Best of luck sweetpea~ xoxo

Today’s SKAM clip had Vilde as the main, this leads me to believe that this last episode of SKAM will have a different character as the main in each clip. The way I see it, Sana’s season storyline is as solved as it could be at this point, she is good with the girl squad, her mom, Jamilla, Yousef (I know they are technically not together, but considering their different beliefs and the fact that he is travelling, I think this is as solved as it will get right now). So, I find it an awesome idea to have a different main character for each clip in the last episode. 

Since it was announced that season 4 would be the last season everyone in the fandom has mentioned at least one character who deserved to have their own season but now never will, we all thought we would never get to see the battle each of them is individually fighting, but now (hopefully) we will. 

I mean, this clip of Vilde was super important, she is not a character loved by every member of our fandom, she has been constantly judge by her actions, even though none of us had seen the full picture, now we have further knowledge (even though it is not nearly as detailed as a full season would be), we know what battle she is fighting, we know she is struggling financially and with her family, we know she has to deal with things teenagers shouldn’t have to deal with (it was pretty clear she is dealing with her family’s issues by herself). I hope we get more of this. Maybe we can find out a little more about the battles of Even, Chris, Magnus, Mahdi, Eskild, Jonas…

After all, what a better way to end SKAM them with a reminder that everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

Me: Okay, let’s write today!

Me: *writes literally half a sentence*

Me: I’ll come back to it later

Me: *later* Okay, let’s start this up aga-oh, I can’t remember what is happening *even if I did outline* 

Me: I’ll just reread the last paragraph- oh, I feel like I should read all of it to get a better look at the full picture *Reads all of it*

Me: well now I don’t feel like writing-


All the cool kids are doing it, so I wrote my first OMG, Check Please! fic… I blame @wrathofthestag, who sent me a picture that I had to turn into a fic. I also blame @disraeligearsgoestumblin, @victorineb and @wraithsonwingsposts - you all are terrible influences! 

         Bitty was toweling off his hair when he heard his phone buzz. Resigned to the fact that the Georgia humidity was going to ruin any careful sculpting he wanted to do, Bitty huffed a sigh and went to check his phone.

        J-Z: Thank you for the cookies, Bittle.

         Bitty grinned at the text. He paused before typing, wondering if he shouldn’t cover himself up before responding to Jack. He gnawed his lip for a minute and smiled. Well, if he got a little thrill out of texting his crush in the buff – that was between him and the lord, no reason for Jack Zimmermann to worry his pretty little head over it.

        Me: Anytime, honey.

         Bitty sighed and flopped on his bed, phone resting on his chest. Lord, just thinking about that boy made him feel flushed. He gave a little yelp when the phone buzzed again, sending a tingle through his body.

        J-Z: What are you up to?

         “This boy,” Bitty said to Señor Bun, who offered Bitty a sympathetic look.

        Me: Nothing much. Just working out and eating more protein!

        J-Z: Haha.

         “Lord, he puts a period after everything,” Bitty showed the text to Bun.

         Me: I am! I’ve been doing the chest press variations you showed me, I think it’s made a big difference.

         J-Z: Yeah?

         “Yeah?” Bitty looked at Bun. “What the hell does yeah mean?”

         It sounded kind of like flirting, but one never knew with Jack. He could just want Bitty’s new chest measurements to mark off on some sort of Team Workout Progress chart he made in his spare time.

         “He’s not flirting, Jack isn’t programmed to flirt…right?”

         Bun didn’t seem to have a lot of thoughts on the subject. Bitty looked at the text one more time and screwed up his mouth. Well, Jack wanted to know about his progress, maybe Bitty should show him. Just because Jack was a hockey robot didn’t mean Bitty couldn’t have a little harmless fun flirting.

         “He’ll probably just think it’s informative, right?”

         Before Bun could talk him out of it, Bitty hopped up. Running a hand through his hair, Bitty held out the camera, made his signature selfie face, framed the shot to show off his chest and abs, and flexed his pecs. His heart was hammering, so he took one second to check his face in the picture and then immediately sent it to Jack.

         Me: Much better, right?

         Bitty sat his phone down and shivered, the AC finally driving him to put some clothes on. When he was decent, he checked his phone – no new messages.

         Bitty frowned. Not even a haha for his efforts? That was disappointing. On a whim, he checked the conversation – maybe Jack had responded and his phone had just failed to notify him? Bitty looked at the texts, nothing since he sent the picture.

         The picture.

         What was that in the background?

         Bitty pulled up the pic and promptly dropped his phone.

         His mirror. The full-length mirror that Moomaw had given to him on his 14th birthday. Bitty hadn’t even noticed it behind him. Sadly the camera had, offering the viewer a full-length view of Bitty’s completely naked backside.

         “Oh God,” Bitty whispered, wrapping Bun in a panicked hug. “I just sexted Jack Zimmermann.” 

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  • Me: -sees full length promo picture of Belle's dress-
  • Me: pssshhhh they spent 10,000 hours on THAT?? How??? That's not even...
  • -sees movie-

I need a story where every year MACUSA sells a calendar with high-ranked officials. It’s always for a noble cause like helping children from poor families etc. Of course Percival features in that calendar every year. He feels a little silly in front of a camera, but it’s for little children after all and those photos aren’t bad looking. Percival usually wears his suit or something more casual - he could have been asked to do worse things.

Newt learns about the calendar and buys it, curious. Inside, on the page for April, is a big, black-white of Percival sitting in front of a fireplace with his legs crossed and smoking a cigarette. Three first buttons of his shirt are unbuttoned, teasing with a glimpse of naked skin, trousers stretch over Percival’s legs highlighting muscles there. Percival is leaning a little forward, looking straight into a camera as if asking someone - his lover, Newt’s brain supplies happily - to come closer.

Immediately, Newt decides that this is his favorite photography. Percival is looking so authoritative and stylish, and Newt feels a little bit of shame for how his body is reacting to this photo.

He stills hangs the calendar in the cottage.

Now, imagine Newt asking Percival to come to the case. Newt complete forgets about the calendar but it’s the first thing Percival notices.

“Newt, you remember it’s November already, right?”

“Why are you —-” Newt’s throat gets dry when he realizes what Percival is looking at. “I forgot about changing it?”

Percival’s gaze goes from the calendar to Newt and then to the small bad standing right in front of the calendar. Newt refuses to blush even if he has hung that blasted thing in that place just so he could admire that picture every morning from the bed. He has been only admiring it with his hands above the blanket. 


Clearly amused, Percival turns to Newt.

“I can show you better photographs,” he says, cocking his head to the side, his gaze sliding all over Newt. His eyes are like smoldered lava and he nonchalantly unbuttons the first button of his shirt, a full smirk spreading over his lips. “Interested?”

Newt doesn’t remember if he has ever said “yes” so quickly before.

Gheleon sits beneath the tree and leans against its gnarled trunk, enjoying the summer warmth while it lasts. It is old, its boughs blackened by the passing of time and he does not know what else. Perhaps it is older even than he is, older even than them all. Timur would find some wild portent here, would make some reference to the old books and legends he collects, but Gheleon respects it because it has survived. Even this far north, where the winters are cold and long.

Once, he put Quietus into the trunk to test its hardness, but that was long ago and now he cannot find the scar.

It is Efrideet who finds him, as she always does - he is not surprised that it takes one Hunter to catch another. She comes up over the hill, singing to herself, not bothering to hide her approach.

“Gheleon!” she yells, waving an arm over her head. He doesn’t respond. Her cloak shifts in the bright sun, sparkling white and green, and although they are all accustomed to the weight of their armor, today she is helm-less.

She sits next to him with a sigh. “You’re not thinking of cutting it down, are you? Whittling yourself a pair of greaves?”

He shakes his head. “Soft, flammable - hard to think of something worse.”

Efrideet laughs. “Less morbid than bone, though.”

“Less effective, too.”

“As you say. Besides, I can’t picture you hurting the old thing. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone to be so fond of a tree.”

They share the silence for a few long moments. Hunters are better than the others at keeping their mouths shut and their eyes open, but only Efrideet knows what it means to be really, truly still. Even Perun, cat-like and predatory as she is, is full of restless, twitching energy.

“So?” he says at last, eyes closed to the sun.

“The Fallen are moving east, towards the old Cosmodrome. Radegast is worried.”

“Better them than another upstart warlord.”

“Perhaps. We’ll move tomorrow. Bring your knives.”

“You came all this way just to tell me not to be late?”

“Someone had to find you. And maybe I’m fond of the tree, too.”

She stands, stretches, then pats the trunk. Her hair flashes in the dappled sunlight that filters between the leaves. “Always nice to catch up.”

“Likewise,” mutters Gheleon.

“Wasn’t talking to you,” Efrideet says over her shoulder, but there is a smile on her lips and Gheleon cannot help but return it. She disappears the same way as she came, and only by straining his ears can he hear the crackle of her jumpship.

He looks down at the grass that splits around a thick root that rises, serpent-like, before diving back beneath the ground. He imagines how deep it goes, pictures it circling the world, pictures the deep roots and the reaching trunk above supporting all the cosmos in the gentle grasp of leafy branches.

He has been spending too much time with Timur.

Perhaps Efrideet is right. Perhaps he is morbid. But when he speaks of finger-bone gauntlets and skull-helmets made from the remains of his friends, it is because it is a kind of comfort to imagine their presence wrapped around him. He pulls Swiftling from its sheath, and the metal sparkles almost as brightly as her smile.

He wonders if she understands it as well as he has come to: even the strongest plate can be shattered. This is his armor, now; the summer sun and a moment of quiet, the wolves and their boundless hope, the promise of growing earth beneath his tired feet.

Toxic Love

Part Five (1,500 words)

Part [1] [2] [3] [4]

Pairings: ReaderxJensen, JensenxDanneel, JaredxGen

Warnings: Jealously, cheating

Summary: Jared organises a night out not knowing what’s going on and things get pretty heated.

Originally posted by frozen-delight

“Oh, c'mon!“ Jared was currently following you around set, barely ever two steps behind you as he continued to beg.

“No way Jar.” You shock your head, a slight chuckle escaping you. He had persistence, you had to give it to him.

“Please!” He threw his arms up in exclamation, his eyes huge in a way to persuade you.

“Those Sam Winchester puppy dog eyes have no effect on me Padalecki.” Despite what you said he stopped you dead in your tracks, his hands on your shoulders as he knelt down to you height causing you to shake your head. “Still not happening.” 

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Have a Kevin of the Day - Day Five

Just A Smile…

Day 5

Neil was having a hard time recently. Injuries were always a huge risk factor for athletes and could easily mean the early end of a promising career. Meniscal injuries were common enough among Exy players, but that didn’t mean his life as a national Exy player couldn’t be over in a blink of an eye. His two boyfriends understood that perfectly well and tried to make it as easy as possible for him. Andrew couldn’t really bring himself to like Neil’s masochistic streak, his urge to watch every practice session, to accompany them to everything Exy related, even though his attendance wasn’t really required as long as he wasn’t cleared for participate again —but he kept his mouth shut and took Neil along; and Kevin didn’t even seem to see a problem with it in the first place.

So every morning all three of them got into Andrew’s car, and Kevin had even retreated to the back seats, folding his long legs behind Andrew, since the goalkeeper had his seat pretty much as close to the wheel as the car allowed him to be anyway —and: Seriously, just how did you manage to stay that short —I don’t know, Kevin… How will you manage to get stabbed by your boyfriend, because you know what? That’s definitely going to happen one of these days —Guys, it’s too early to be at each other’s throats already. Can we just get to the stadium and cut the BS for once? …

So Kevin and Andrew had shut up and their moody boyfriend had stretched his leg and rested his elbow against the door, staring at the city passing them by outside of the window.

The traffic was horrible that day. One of the roads was blocked during construction works and they had to take a detour.

While Kevin was better at reading the general mood swings of his two partners, Andrew was better at noticing little details and connecting them to the bigger picture. Both of them noticed the gloomy air inside the car change suddenly, as Neil silently smiled behind his hand, his lips stretching wide enough that he couldn’t hide it anymore. He didn’t say anything about it though. Kevin leaned forward to have a better look, but whatever had been lightened his boyfriend’s mood, he couldn’t find it.

“Hmm? What did I miss?”

“Nothing,” Neil mumbled, still smiling.

“Tell me,” Kevin insisted, but Neil’s lips just twisted upwards even more, all the way into a full-fledged smirk. He wouldn’t tell Kevin. The taller striker leaned forward between the seats so he could see Andrew’s face. The goalkeeper had a little smirk of his own in place, and Kevin started to feel left out. If Neil wouldn’t tell him, Andrew sure wouldn’t either. “Hmpf,” he huffed and leaned back again.

The next morning they took the same route, and once again Neil smiled suddenly at something Kevin hadn’t noticed. Something outside on the street, he concluded. Andrew must have seen it though, for even as their normal route to the stadium was open for traffic again, the blonde continued to bypass it, even if that meant seven minutes longer on the road.

On the third day Kevin sat on the other side in the back so he would have the same view as Neil. However, this time they all were disappointed when Neil looked up at a large billboard and didn’t smile. It was an add for a new perfume, Kevin noticed, and apparently whatever had been there before had been the cause of his partner’s amusement.

The next day they took their old route again and no one said a word about it. It was a week later when a package arrived for Andrew. The round shape betrayed its contents. Andrew usually didn’t give much thought about decorating, so him ordering a picture of something spiked Kevin’s curiosity. It turned out to be a picture of an art campaign of an Aquarium, featuring an octopus in a very loud color scheme of pink and blue. ‘IF IT WANTED TO WRAP ITS WEIRD ARMS AROUND ME, I WOULDN’T SAY NO.’ was written on it, and seriously, Kevin didn’t get it. He refused to believe that his boyfriends had some kind of weird tentacle fetish.

Andrew insisted to put the picture up on their kitchen wall though, and when Neil came home from yet another physical therapy session, he stopped in his tracks and stared it when he entered the room.

“You didn’t,” he chuckled and turned towards the short goalkeeper.

“Sure did,” was Andrew’s only reply and Neil started laughing.

“I love it,” the auburn-haired backliner said and Andrew looked immensely pleased for a second.

“Could someone fill me in already,” Kevin said, feeling left out again and liking it less and less every passing moment. They both looked at him, causing Neil to laugh again and Andrew to smirk.

“You wouldn’t get it,” the blonde told him.

“Try me,” Kevin challenged and crossed his arms over his chest. Andrew copied his pose and leaned back against the wall behind himself, nodding at the picture.

“That’s you,” he told the striker and he was dead serious about it. Kevin stared at the picture again. Andrew had been right, he didn’t get it at all.

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haha… okay. 
whoever came up with that lovely HC that Kevin behaves like an octopus while being asleep, wrapping his long limbs around every source of heat in reach…. I thank you, cause you have made my days brighter on many occasions since then. *chapeau* 

my thanks, dear @bvccvrdi for introducing me to this wonderful art campaign! I love them all. <333 

Why I still can't stand SM
  • SM: Well NCT has done enough in two months they can rest
  • Me: Thanks god, I was getting worries that Mark is so overworked.
  • (Mark releases Drop for HSR)
  • (Johnny in Lipstick Prince and Bill Nye Saves the World)
  • SM: Yeah NCT comeback in April, get ready full album this time
  • Oh and don't forget Ten Station song.
  • Me: What!!!!!!! How will I stand double of the NCT releases
  • SM: By the way new SMRookies member named Lucas
  • SM: GOTCHA! It's just Yukhei, but he will be in Ten's new music video look out for him
  • (April 7th comes around)
  • (teaser image comes out onto Tumblr)
  • Me: Who is Matthew? Is this picture even real?
  • *It probably wasn't
  • (Approaches the 1 year anniversary of NCT)
  • Me: SM better not release a surprise music video *secretly hoping for that music video though.
  • SM: Yeah we got nothing, tide over with NCT life in Chang Mai
  • Me: BUT BUT BUT BUT you SAID!!!!!
  • SM: Hey but here is the elusive Jungwoo and he will finally show his face.
  • Me: OMG Jungwoo's face is real. He is real!!!!
  • Me: I smell something fishy about this? Is this a new sub group?
  • Me: Is this a new comeback for NCT U? Will there ever be a comeback for them? Or will SM pull more dungeon stuff on us.
  • Me: Where is Hansol and Kun.You have literally separated the cutest ship because of this!!!!!!1
  • (May 9th rolls around)
  • Me: God I give up
  • SM: Don't forget that Taeyong has a collaboration with Hitchiker
  • *In actuality please let NCT get more rest, I'm just a person deprived of affection and a life

Guys… Look at the full picture about this richonne baby. Like some clever peeps have spotted this picture way back in S3

and the whole Adam and Eve imagery in 6x15 with them naked in white bedding eating an apple together?! They are really going to repopulate society and what better people to bring in the future!  

This is not really a spoiler but for anyone who wants to avoid 7x12 talk…

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I hope the writing isn’t too small, full view/open in a new tab to zoom in!!

Some more tips:

  • If you want to improve just do lots of little studies!! Find pictures from different angles & with different lighting, and even better make strange faces in the mirror & shine a torch at your face!!
  • Make sure you take the entire face into consideration. When doing each stage of the drawing, eg. outline, dark areas, shading etc, I like to do each step for the entire drawing. That way I don’t end up spending an hour rendering the eyes before realising they need to be further apart to fit the nose. Instead it’s best to outline the whole thing and have it look right, walk away for a while, and then start shading - try to think of the face as a whole & make everything fit together rather than adding parts separately!
  • Use different darknesses of pencil - I mostly used 2B, and 6B for the darker areas - don’t be afraid to make the shadows dark!!
  • No matter what art style or medium, the same principles apply for structure! When doing a cartoon style I normally include the central line & outline around the areas that have the most volume, just a bit more simplified!

guess who just re-opened commissions~??? this gal!

I’m running low on funds for this next semester and decided to revamp my commissions in order to raise money while looking for a second job. To make things simpler I will just be doing digital sketches or full color (with cel shading). Psst!! Sketches are only $5! 

What you need to know:

1.) In order to get a commission please send an email to with the title “GWBN COMMISSION” along with what type of drawing you want, references (the more the better!! especially actual art or pictures!!!), descriptions, your tumblr url, and your paypal email! (for an invoice/bill)

2.) prices are in USD! I only accept paypal transitions and full payment is due upfront. I will not start working on the drawing until I receive payment

3.) Once the commission is finished you’ll receive a high quality PNG. Use it as you please for an icon or sidebar with credit and please do not use for profit/remove my signature

4.) Please check out my art tag to see more drawings!! :)

Even if you can’t commission me even a reblog would be very much appreciated!!! Anything helps! ;w;

Not (just) about johnlock: why Sherlock s4 was its downfall

I have seen so many criticisms these days about how those of us who disliked the fourth series - and especially the last episode - of Sherlock feel that way only because johnlock didn’t become canon. While that is certainly one of the reasons that this seasons and, in particular, The Final Problem, was a steaming pile of garbage, it certainly isn’t the only one.

The problem with s4 actually began in s3, when Mary fell pregnant and then Mofftiss decided to make her into an ex-assassin who shoots the main and titular character. None of this is problematic in and of itself. However, it becomes so when there’s absolutely no payoff for these things. Imagine, for example, if Mary had become a central villain in s4 - that would mean that her backstory and reveal as having a dark past would make sense within the course of the narrative. Instead, what we got was a boring redemption arc that culminated in her trading her life for Sherlock’s and then apologising to him for shooting him in the first place. All in the name of Mofftiss’ credo of only having female characters in order to serve the progression of the male ones. Take the baby now. Firstly, whenever a baby is introduced on a show, it always screams “we’ve run out of ideas”, but this time especially, the baby provided absolutely nothing. If the entirety of the season could have worked just as well without a baby, why have one in the first place? It only serves to put the characters in a more difficult place, narratively speaking. Many have suggested that the baby was only created in order to provide further queerbaiting by giving johnlockers something without compromising their central audience, and I tend to agree, because it makes no other sense.

Which leads me to the queerbaiting. We didn’t imagine all the johnlock evidence. Yes, some of the metas can be viewed as reaching, but when the actual text repeatedly refers back to it, it isn’t something that a portion of fans just imagined out of thin air. The irony is that the only way s4 could have been salvaged in the end is probably by abandoning their queerbaiting ways and by actually making johnlock happen. I know many casuals who share the same sentiments, so it’s not just tjlcers who agree on this.

One of the worst things that s4 did, however, was butcher the characters to a point of no return. These characters, who were expertly crafted, characterised and developed throughout the course of the show, were destroyed within a matter of episodes. Sherlock Holmes - instead of becoming the antithesis of his dfp state (which is where the writers have always been heading) - just became a pushover for John Watson to abuse and ignore and disregard. John Watson, who, in past seasons, has been shown to be willing to do anything for Sherlock. That’s not progression, that’s regression. By and in The Final Problem, the characters were unrecognisable and way worse for wear. All of this was done to them in order to have cheap twists and revelations in the form of Eurus (who I won’t even get into at this point) and her ridiculous murder island plotline. The thing that made Sherlock special was the characters - specifically the two men at the heart of it all. They deserved better writing and better payoff than this. It’s as though the writers decided to develop them up until s4, at which point they went, “Ah, they get the picture, just let them do whatever now.” None of it made any sense and, worse than that, served any real purpose. The season was full of problems which presented no reward in the end. Empty redemptions, empty narratives and empty textual and subtextual promises left a sour taste in many a mouth, and johnlock is by far not the only reason for that. I actually left a lot of points out of this for the sake of brevity. So stop saying that we’re only upset because johnlock didn’t happen. 

haha okay i love jd, i really do, yes i’m one of Those People

BUT i really want to show the masterpiece of manipulative behavior that is the reprise of “meant to be yours” (which veronica thankfully outsmarts)

(i talk about this a lot but i think about this a lot so???)

this is gonna be LINE BY LINE yall

oh and side note this is so fun for voice/acting practice because of the bajillion emotions and crescendos in this frickin genius song

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Editing after NaNoWriMo

Anonymous asked: How do you approach editing/revision? (Especially for a nanonovel) When I write so quickly, its hard for me to mentally visualize my overall story (even if its mostly written) and then I get overwhelmed because I don’t know how to approach editing it. Any tips?

Actually yeah! That’s a great point. It can be especially difficult after NaNoWriMo because you become so immersed in your novel. It’s hard to take a step back to see the bigger picture. Outlining becomes helpful again. Even if you are not a planner, creating a chapter by chapter outline will be really helpful. Try to plot it on a page and ask yourself how each chapter moves the plot forward. 

Once you have a first full draft, don’t delete anything. Edit in a new document. Editing will feel like rewriting - and let me tell you, it kind of is, but because you have a solid draft completed, you’re not changing the whole thing at once and starting from scratch. You’re reconstructing it to make it better. If one of your edits isn’t working, you can always refer back to the original to start that chapter over. 

You may need to put your novel away for a few weeks (a month is good) and then go through it with a red pen. You can still think about your novel and work on trying to summarize it over those weeks - but don’t actually write it. In fact, write something else. Maybe a short story or two. I can’t handle more than one novel (without having a writing partner) at a time, so short stories are great. 

Once you’ve waited a month, get away for a day and read you novel. Read it the way you’d read a book you didn’t write. Read it with a red pen and mark every time it stops feeling like a novel. No nostalgia allowed. Kill all your darlings or at least circle them in pen. If you like them too much to get rid of them, see why they’re not working. That might be something to play with later and figure out. There may be a way to keep the sentiment but change the words. Don’t edit while you read, just read. 

icy-golden-gardens7878  asked:

I'm cosolaying at a convention this Saturday, but I honestly don't think my costume is good enough. Any tips?

So back in the early 2000s my boyfriend came up with this great last-minute cosplay idea: chesspiece mascot costumes of the Code Geass characters. I loved it! Plus he was excited for it, and any time he WANTS to cosplay I am going to support it 5000%. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a full group to commit and we started late and a bunch of problems popped up. In the end we cut a lot of corners and I wasn’t really happy with the results. I planned for like a 3D chesspiece mascot costume and we ended up with signboards. With his encouraging we brought the costumes and “wore” them anyway:

Eurgh I could have done that so much better. However, we wore it to the con and some people loved it. We had our picture taken, we had compliments and in the end we learned from our mistakes. Even if you don’t think your costume is good ENOUGH someone might enjoy it and you can always take something from the experience.

That said, there are things you CAN do to improve a costume you aren’t too happy with:

  • Test out the costume and identify what you feel is poorly done. Then single out the changes you can make before the event. Prioritize bigger and more flashy changes as small details will be less noticeable.

  • Find poses that help your costume look its best. Pose with a prop or in positions that allow you to hide flaws and highlight what you consider is the best part.  

  • Practice your makeup (if your face won’t be covered) so that you look your best.

  • Give your costume some pre-con prep: trim loose threads and iron out wrinkles.

  • Bring safety pins so you can attach accessories or make quick adjustments in the hotel room. Safety pins save costumes!

and if you do these things and still aren’t feeling the costume, hold off. Wear something else to this event and re-work your costume for the next one. Feeling confident and having a good time is important too. 

All the best,
Duckie / Admin