the good luck one is so important to me

Alright but I just noticed the neat parallel between Sven and Romelle and Keith’s parents–and I think it’s a tradition that might carry over to Shiro and Keith, so real quick:

In 80′s Voltron, Romelle gives Sven this knife/dagger for protection. They end up being love interests in the dub. But even that aside, Romelle caring so much about Sven’s safety and wishing him well is kinda seen as a romantic gesture. Real quick, but Romelle is also an alien princess (from Pollux, Altea’s “twin” planet) and Sven is of course human. 


Yeah, Keith’s alien mom also gave her partner a thematically important knife before parting ways. So, wouldn’t it make sense that, if Keith ended up having a human love interest who was about to head out into danger–that he’d maybe give them the knife before they left? As a sign of good faith and for luck if nothing else; carrying on his mother’s tradition. Considering how important the knife is to Keith, I can see him giving it away as a measure of the depth to his devotion–I’m lending this to you for luck. But you know how important this is to me, so I expect you to come back alive and return it–something like that. 

But now, couldn’t Romelle also appear later as part of the Blade of Marmora, and give Shiro her own knife? Perhaps. But two things–one, Shiro is already associated with Keith’s blade. And two, of all the blades we’ve seen so far, Keith’s is actually the only one that really resembles a dagger, which is what Romelle gave Sven. Antok, Ulaz, Thace, Kolivan, ect–all their blades look different in their deactivated forms. Here’s a good reference showing how unique Keith’s blade is.

Now as for Shiro, the first he hears of Marmora is right when he escapes. 

“The blade of Marmora is with you,” Ulaz says. How fitting then, that it’s a Marmora blade that cuts Shiro free when he crashes back to Earth. On a thematic level, I think this is so much more than just The rebellion is with you. It’s the narrative saying–Don’t worry, Keith will always be there for you. Because, of course it’s Keith’s blade that frees him; of course, Keith is running to his rescue. Like he always does. Of course, out of everyone, it’s Keith and Shiro who keep crashing back together whenever they’re torn apart. It’s like fate.  

Not only has Keith’s blade saved Shiro once already, but Shiro has defended Keith and his right to keep the knife in turn. If Keith is going to pass on his blade at some point like his mother (whether temporarily or not), thematically, I think it’s just a logical conclusion that that person has to be Shiro. After all, I think he’s the only one that would really understand the depth of such a gesture. Because who was there with Keith in the Blade of Marmora, who saw him fight tooth and nail and nearly die for this? Who was the one that took the form of Keith’s greatest hopes and dreams–who did he fear losing the most? Who was the person he most desperately wants to see

Ulaz was right; Shiro does have the backing of the Blade of Marmora–and his fate appears inexorably tied to one blade in particular. That Shiro was there for Keith’s trial, that he witnessed Keith bare his heart and soul and saw himself reflected there–their endurance of the trial binds them together in a way I don’t think anyone else could ever fully grasp. 

And I mean, I think it would speak volumes about Keith’s trust in Shiro if he were to offer the blade to him willingly. After all, a big part of his trial was Shiro trying to force him to give it away.

Seeing Keith give Shiro the knife to safeguard him on a mission before they parted ways would be especially endearing becuase, well–when he does give in during his trial, he only agrees because he’s so afraid of losing Shiro. 

Shiro threatens to abandon him if he doesn’t relent, and so he does. To see the blade offered then as a sign of their bond, to show just how close they are and that this isn’t goodbye forever, that Shiro will still come back–I think that’s just the kind of closure for them I want to see. 

anonymous asked:

So my friends have been wanting me to start playing Overwatch, so I decided to look into it. It seems like a fun game, and I definitely want to try it out; I'd just like to know a few tips before I get started on playing?

hoo boy i may be a plat skrub but i know what im on about sometimes

  • get your personal settings down like binds and sens and that before you play!
  • learn a selection of heroes that teach you more about the game than just straight up DPS, like lucio, reinhardt and winston (theyre so helpful for positioning and game sense)
  • understand when your pick has value and when it doesnt (for example, swapping off reinhardt if youre not shielding anybody at all)
  • pay attention to team comp! its not too bad when youre new, but try to combine synergies! (for example, pharmercy or rein and mccree)
  • ignore medals! they mean nothing! “but rey, i have gold elims, im doing the best!” did those elims mean you won a teamfight, or was it the right pick at the right time? focus on whether youre winning or not more than your stats!
  • remember the win condition! for example, pushing the payload is what you need to do to win, but winning team fights is the win condition. win the teamfight, win the game!
  • GROUP UP OH MY GOD dying to regroup is better than feeding enemy ultimates i promise
  • focus fire priority targets, but remember healers arent always the top priority. for example, a carry tracer can be the priority, and if youre not getting kills as a team, its probably poor focus fire!
  • ultimate usage is so important and youll learn as you go, but make sure you dont panic ult to save your life, as one death isnt as impactful as a team wipe!

sorry thats a lot but i cant stress enough that bad habits will hinder you forever (trust me, i know) good luck my dude!

- Mod Rey

anonymous asked:

Hey can you post your favourite zutara YouTube video please?

This is the ultimate zutara vid. One reviewer said:

This was so emotional and outstanding. I am a huge Zutarian, and it was really nice to see a video that was about Zuko but showed Katara’s importance in his life. I was completely unprepared for the emotions coursing through me after I watched this. 

That about sums it up. 

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Hi loves, I guess it’s about time I make one of these to appreciate all the people that I have somehow convinced to press that follow button how even.! as well as the people that makes me wanna log on everyday I honestly forgot the exact day of my blog anniversary so I guess today will do for this post wink wonk c: It’s been about a year since I actively wrote for bts and got back into the army tumblr community and I’m happy the allure and fascination in writing did not leave me back then. First off, I really want to say thank you to all of you, sincerely, I never thought I would meet so many wonderful people on this website and the amount of talent in this fandom is astounding! Thank you for being so patient with me, for understanding that I’m a fickle writer at heart (them random ass updates) and thank you for letting me share my stories with you. The following people have been meaningful to me in someway, whether that is through the little things like the occasional message or some that I can truly count on to be there when I need them. 

Note, that more one of the below categories may apply to you but I like organizing it this way :’) also if I didn’t write a message for you it’s not because I love you any less but more like I’m trying real hard for this to not exceed a certain length and crash everyone’s app (HA). Please forgive me if I forgot anyone .. I really tried my best TTTT but believe me when I say if I have punched that follow button then I have loved you for a long long time. So without farther ado.. 

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anonymous asked:

Please, help me! Do you know of a quick way to make money online? My boyfriends bday is coming and I want to give him something nice but I'm broke af.. fail

Hey youu!!

Yes! Oh my gosh. I totally get you!!

Lately, i’ve been using this survey website. I’ve been working with them almost a year now and I have made $40/60ish per DAY (depending on how determined you are) haha.
Here is the link for the one i use if you want to give it a try! :)

**ALSO when you sign up, verify you email and you’ll get a bonus of $5 to help you get started! I’ve been paid a lot of times so far. It’s easy and quick to sign up and it’s worth giving it a try if you need extra money.

You’ll be able redeem your points for paypal, a check, or giftcards. Good luck and have fun! Keep me updated and PLS send me pictures of what you bought.

Hope this helps you ♥ 

anonymous asked:

I'm going to be going to phlebotomy school and get out of food service hell soon. I'm so friggin happy.

Please listen to your patients and pay attention to their pain. Had a bad experience with a phlebotomist recently and now I’m scared to get an IV again. It may be out of place, but I thought maybe it would be helpful to your education. If someone looks especially in pain let your pride aside and let a veteran take the wheel. I ended up in pain and unable to use my left hand for well over a month because someone tried to get an IV into the inner side of my wrist. Something no one else has ever attempted in my lifetime and I have shit health so I have experience with getting poked and prodded.

Education is important to me, seriously, so I thought saying this might help you to be a better phlebotomist. Good luck. -Abby

hmu-joseph  asked:

yo i lost my game today:((( could you offer a cute fluffy fic that either involves one of the holland boys or harrison?? itll cheer me up since this game was a bit important😬

good luck charm - s.h

summary: your boyfriend, sam holland, pays you a surprise visit at one of the most important games of your school career.

notes: omg i’m so sorry babe :(( i hope you enjoy this!!

word count: 600

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anonymous asked:

Well, yeah. But he went full 'no-homo' about these rings. "No, it's just a lucky charm! A gift in gratitude!" I don't get why Kubo made him deny it. Personally I like Victuri, but there are some canon things that bother me too. Sorry, this is only my problem, I understand

I personally think Yuuri was too shy and insecure at that point to admit to himself what he was doing. A part of him still felt he didn’t deserve Victor. If he really wanted just lucky charms, he wouldn’t have bought explicitly a wedding ring. But he did, buy a wedding ring. And not satisfied with that, he took Victor to a church and put the “lucky charm” on Victor’s ring finger ( “it’s on the right hand!” you’ll say, and i’ll raise you JJ and Isabella who also wear their engagement rings on their right hands). 

I think it was a moment of him being subconsciously honest about what he wanted (to stay with Victor, who has become “irreplaceable” for him) and his rationality mixed with anxiety being unwilling to catch up and accept that, so he made up an excuse for himself.

Another instance of Yuuri denying something was at the start of the series, when Takeshi asked him if he thought he could surpass Victor, and Yuuri, embarrassed, was quick to refuse -even though his phrasing right before that indicated he felt otherwise. 

Later on, we learn Yuuri never went in expecting to lose and he specifically said he’d been wanting to win since the last GPF, meaning he did think he could surpass Victor, even before they properly met.

To me, it feels like grasping at straws to say “Yuuri denied it, so he doesn’t reciprocate” whilst at the same time saying “Even if Victor explicitly said it, they’re not engaged, it was a joke.” (to this, by the way, Yuuri did not in fact react with refusal).

Kubo mentioned in a recent interview, how important Yuuri’s body language and expressions are to show what he wants. This is not the face of a man whose only intent is exchanging good luck charms.

Just one episode letter, Yuuri also kissed the ring right after Victor did. It’s an indirect kiss no matter how you slice it, which is a very intimate gesture, done on purpose.

Katsuki Yuuri is an unreliable narrator. He lies to us and to himself all the damned time. He denies things that go entirely against what he actually feels and wants constantly. It baffles me that people put so much weight on one little instance of verbal denial, ignoring all the physical and visual cues that show us a much more honest insight of his feelings

Today is TBT’s finale and it’s giving me all the feels so bare with me. I’d like to thank TBT for giving us a show most of us have wanted for a while. It has given us the power of supportive female friendships, a boss who is more of a mentor, but most importantly It has given us a representation that most tv shows wouldn’t touch with a 10ft pole because they’re afraid. TBT has given us TWO woc instead of the token one that happen to also fall for each other. those two women of color happen to be a black woman who is questioning her sexuality or is bi/pan( hasn’t been discussed yet) and a proud Muslim lesbian. Their relationship is also given the main het ship treatment. They have given us real and complex characters that we can relate to, instead of the same old boring one dimensional characters. TBT also tackles some important issues (like not being able to experience an orgasm or the online harassment Kat faced) without trying to censor them. They aren’t afraid to discuss these issues because they are real life things that happen on the daily. This show has also introduced me to some of the best people who I now consider friends of mine.(good luck y'all stuck with my annoying ass for good lol 😘). So thank you to @freeform for bringing us The Bold Type. So here’s to hoping we get to see more of this amazing show when they get renewed for a season 1b or a season 2.


Okay this probably mostly applies for the math/science AP’s, but let me tell you the #1 thing that I’ve learned while studying for AP Chem.


Haha, yeah you’re funny. BUT NO.

I can’t tell you how many practice questions I got wrong just because I didn’t read one or two words of the question.

My advice to y'all is to underline EVERYTHING IMPORTANT, so that you know exactly what you’re answering.

Good luck to everyone :)

mr right rp starters

❛ my name is _____, and i’m a t. rex! ❜  
❛ do my boobs look like a butt? ❜  
❛ yeah, this is super-fucked. ❜  
❛ i like your nail polish. ❜  
❛ don’t hurt my feelings, _____. ❜  
❛ nobody’s perfect. ❜  
❛ she takes direct eye contact as a sign of aggression. ❜  
❛ this is my whole zone! ❜  
❛ you stop judging me, ‘cause these are my favorite socks! and I have only been drinking for two days. ❜  
❛ and you smell weird! i’m sorry. you don’t. ❜  
❛ someone’s gotta return the van after he kills you all. ❜  
❛ who shoots cake? ❜  
 ❛ this would have been such a nice wedding. ❜  
❛ well, that was fun… ish. ❜  
❛ i wanna do something terrible. ❜  
❛ i’m the fucking man right now! ❜  
❛ you’re so good to me. ❜  
❛ am I just like suckball mcgee over here? ❜  
❛ why are you wearing cat ears? ❜  
❛ well, I feel beautiful. ❜  
❛ enough condoms here to choke a goat. ❜  
❛ i don’t know what i just said. ❜  
❛ is it creepy? sometimes i don’t know i’m being creepy. ❜  
❛ these guys wish they were as creepy as i am. ❜  
❛ was that cartoon character bothering you? 'cause I’ll kick his ass. ❜  
❛ i’m more fun than a barrel of kittens. ❜  
❛ that’s actually really fucking creepy. ❜  
❛ are you… what are you, the hot dog police? ❜  
❛ are you new to eating? ❜  
❛ no, this was a conscious decision. i’m completely fucking bananas. ❜  
❛ what is a dinosaur, other than a dragon? ❜  
❛ you’re just the corniest person I’ve ever met. ❜  
❛ i’m the crazy guy that _____ met at the supermarket. now I know where you live. ❜  
❛ yeah! hang out till infinity! ❜  
❛ if I’m being jumpy, i’m just a little nervous. i think i like you. ❜  
❛ when I was little, i had this fantasy i was dating lex luthor. ❜  
❛ can you fry whip cream? ❜  
❛ yeah, just stockholm syndrome me. ❜  
❛ hey, you wanna do, like, a role-play thing? ❜  
❛ hey, did you have to finish a book on tape? ❜  
❛ after killing that guy, you must be exhausted. ❜  
❛ i feel like i’ve been in a coma with you. ❜  
❛ i don’t remember what my life was like before three days ago. ❜  
❛ i… saw your, um… the scar on your back. ❜  
❛ are you upset 'cause I killed that guy? ❜  
❛ i’m just panic-rationalizing this to myself. ❜  
❛ i-i’m gonna shoot you in the armpit. ❜  
❛ how about if i shoot you in the eye? ❜  
❛ live in there now, in silence. ❜  
❛ oh, my god, stop talking. i’m totally into it. ❜  
❛ i can’t kill anybody. last time i killed somebody, you really freaked out. ❜  
❛ thank you for not taking me hostage. ❜  
❛ that’s what happens when you craigslist criminals. ❜  
❛ you used to be like the grim reaper. ❜  
❛ i lost track of my dumb decisions a long time ago. ❜  
❛ you’re so fucked. ❜  
❛ good luck, buddy. ❜  
❛ do you hate me? you wanna kill me? is that important to you? ❜  
❛ you know what? i like you more than those motherfuckers anyway, man. ❜  
❛ you just like me tied up. you pervert. ❜  
❛ i like turtles, you dick! ❜  
❛ i told you this would happen! ❜  
❛ i am a t. rex! i am invincible! ❜  
❛ i might not be the good guy or whatever, but it takes one to know one. ❜  
❛ you look like a fucking psychopath right now. ❜  
❛ who the fuck wants to be normal anyway? ❜  
❛ baby, your pupils are super-dilated. ❜  
❛ did you get shot in the face? ❜  
❛ i got shot in the face. ❜  
❛ that’s a clean sweep. you got all the main bad guys. ❜  
❛ i… i make shit happen. ❜  
❛ fucking t. rex. ❜  
❛ hey, listen. we gotta go to the hospital real bad. ❜  
❛ where do you wanna go first? ❜  
❛ don’t make me choose.  you know I’m bad at this. i’m so indecisive, it’s like torture. ❜  

vball-baes-bball-babes  asked:

For the “I love you” starters, can I get scenarios for the following: Tanaka #78 “Do you want to come too?”; Ukai #4 “Come here. Let me fix it.” and Oikawa #86 “You’re important too.” If I misunderstood your directions let me know and I’ll send a different one. Good luck!

I’ve finally finished this! It was such a joy to do, I hope you enjoy them!

Tanka: [“Do you want to come too?”]

Your boyfriend had been busy all of yesterday. He’d been up at the crack of dawn for a run, followed by volleyball practice, and a couple practice games. So you really hadn’t seen much of him since he kissed you goodbye at four yesterday morning. Luckily, you were making up for that today with late morning cuddles. “Pick your head up my arm fell asleep.” He mumbles. You move your head off his arm and he pulls it away to tuck it under his pillow. You press your face into his chest as you let out a soft whine. “Stop moving and let me cuddle. You weren’t around yesterday so I’m deficient.” He chuckles and sneaks a hand under your shirt to rub your back. “Sorry, I’ll stop moving.” He promises as he presses a kiss to your forehead.

You two lay there for a few minutes, just breathing and holding each other close, but the peace is disrupted with a sharp bark. Tanka groans as you roll away from him to help your tiny black Pomeranian onto the bed. “Couldn’t you just let him outside or something?” He says half-heartedly.

Your boyfriend has somewhat of a love-hate relationship with your little dog.

“Come on Ryuu, Night just wants some love.” You say as you press your nose against the dogs, which causes him to lick it. You let out a giggle before placing him down on the bed beside you. Night pads over to Tanaka and crawls onto his stomach before laying down. “See, he likes you. You just don’t like him.” You tell him with a smug smile on your lips. “He’s okay, I guess.” He replies, scratching the little dog’s head lightly. You watch happily as your two boys get along before Tanaka gives you a glance. “What time is it?” He asks, trying to get a look at the clock on the nightstand behind you. You take a look before answering. “Nearly one, why?” “I was gonna head to the store in a bit. I need to pick up some things.” He says.

When you don’t answer him he looks over at you, noticing the disappointment written on your face. He looks back at your Pomeranian and pets its head. “Do..,” he clears his throat, “do you want to come too?” You glance at him, with a little smile on your lips. “Can I?”

Your beaming face is really cute, and hard for him to say no to. “Of course.”

Ukai: [“Come here. Let me fix it.”]

You pound your fist on the bathroom door once. “Hurry up in there.” You say before heading over to your closet to pull out an appropriate outfit for this evening. You were having dinner with your husband’s family, and would be celebrating his grandfather’s birthday. That is if you could leave on time.

“I’m almost done, woman!” Ukai, your husband, calls from the bathroom. Which means two more minutes. You decide to get a head start on changing by stripping to your undergarments and pulling a knee length dress over your head, not bothering to zip it. Moving over to your nightstand you pick up a tube of lipstick just as your husband exits the bathroom, suit on but his tie undone. “Finally,” you murmur. “All yours ____.” He says gesturing to the open doorway. You pass by him, pointing at his tie has you enter the bathroom. “I’ll get that when I’m done with my lipstick.” You promise.

The lipstick proves to be uncooperative but you manage to make it look presentable somehow.

“We don’t want this to be like Thanksgiving, so please don’t get into anything with your cousin this time.” You warn as your skilled fingers tighten his tie to perfection. “You and I both know that it was h-” You cut him off before he can finish his sentence. “Don’t.” You say with a meaningful glare. He holds his hands up in surrender. “Fine.” You place a hand on his shoulder as you slip your feet into your heels. “Thank you.” You tell him, pressing a kiss to his cheek.

You follow him out of your bedroom, fiddling with your zipper. You let out a groan as you manage to get it stuck. You struggle with it a little longer before your husband’s hands slip over your own. “Come here. Let me fix it.” He offers. You remove your hands from the zipper and allow him to take over.

The zipper dislodges, zipping up easily after a couple of seconds. You let out a sigh of relief. “Thank you, honey. I love you.” You say and wrap your arms around Ukai, pressing a kiss against his lips. “I love you too.”

Oikawa: [“You’re important too.”]

“How long?” You ask, yawning slighty after your question. Your pacing boyfriend stops abruptly before making eye contact with you. “What do you mean, how long?” He’s giving you a confused look. You roll your eyes, giggling at your dumbfounded boyfriend. “How long will you be gone? That’s what I mean you dork.”

“I’m not going.” The look in his eyes takes you aback. It’s the look in his eyes just as he’s preparing to serve. The look in his eyes when he’s serious.

“What do you mean you’re not going? This is an amazing opportunity Tooru! Not to mention they asked for you specifically.” You say, flipping your book closed and leaning back, crossing your arms. He sighs and sits at the foot of his bed, about an arm’s length away from you. “I don’t, I can’t leave you.” You shake your head reaching out to touch him. “You’re not leaving me. It’s just distance Tooru, it doesn’t mean we have to break up.” You reason, your hand rubbing his shoulder. He reaches up and stops your hand, taking it in his.

You give him a reassuring squeeze. “I love you Oikawa Tooru, and no amount of distance will change that. Ever.” He lets go of your hand to pull you close to him, burying his face in your neck. “I just hate the idea of being so far away. Not being able to hold you, like this, when I want to. Not being able to wake up to your pretty face every morning. I don’t want to sacrifice all of that for something I’ve been doing my whole life. Not when I can be here and do the exact same thing.” He explains, his hands running up and down the length of your back. “It is not the “exact same thing” and you know it.” Your statement causes him to laugh dryly.

“You love volleyball. If there’s anything I know about you, it’s that. So please stop making me feel bad and just accept the offer.” You say, pulling away to look at his face. “I want what’s best for you, and this is it. Even if that means I don’t get to see you all the time.” Cupping his face, you press a chaste kiss to his lips.

His eyes search yours as his hands cover your own. “You’re important too.” He whispers, a tear sliding down his cheek. You give him a soft smile. “I know. So is volleyball, though. This is your future we’re talking about here.” You say, wiping away the tear with your thumb. “You are my future, ____.” He replies and presses his lips to against yours in a painstakingly sweet kiss.

“You know you never answered my question right?” You say, a smile dancing across your lips. “Shut up.” Tooru murmurs, sliding his fingers into your hair and pulling you in for another kiss. 

anonymous asked:

I'm a terribly indecisive writer to the point where it's crippling to my writing skills. I'm so frustrated I'm in tears. Can you lend me some brutally honest and not sugar coated advice???

your use of “indecisive” makes me think this isn’t really a writer’s block problem but more so a “i have too many thoughts/ideas/options and i can’t choose” kinda problem right? so what you need to do is list out your options, all of them, every single detail that interests you, just write them all out. seeing them laid out like that will actualize them and make them easier to sift through and compare and eventually decide what you want to go with. it’s exactly how i started planning santi’s story (although i didn’t really have to deal with this specific problem, but the outcomes are similar)

this is totally unhelpful but i’m a big believer in gut feelings. lmao. i kinda feeeel pretty much everything in life, i vibe with everything and gain a sense of intuition, most of all with my creative channels. it sounds like you need to get to that point, and, again, there’s no way to say this without sounding completely unhelpful but you just need to take some time and ruminate on all the possible ideas you have and all the questions you might be asking. it takes a looong time to get those answers, and since you know your writing best, you need to come up with them on your own. the only way to do that is to be patient and just…meditate on everything. 

i’d been planning santi’s story for a year and it literally took me like half of that time, when i was already well into the story, to figure out the exact events of molly’s fate, the timeline, everything. and that was like…THE biggest part of the story. so if what’s holding you back is just uncertainty about something huge like that, honestly just go for it. start whatever it is and it’ll figure itself out on its own, i promise. a lot of the beginning stages of writing something will involve anxiety and intimidation from all of your plans, but don’t let it discourage you. that held me back for a long time, but really just sometimes you have to say “fuck it” and just dive in headfirst. you might feel the need to inhibit yourself because you’re already in that final draft mentality, but trust me, you need to go through that overly excited, overzealous phase of early drafting in order to reach the point of satisfaction with your writing. and i think a lot of my own personal success came from the fact that i wasn’t focused on my audience at all, i didn’t expect anyone to care, so i did what i personally wanted to see, and one of the positive side effects of that was that it somehow also sparked others’ interest. so what i’m trying to say is don’t worry about anyone else, just do this for YOU, that’s the most important thing.

here’s a good thread you might want to take a look at. good luck and let me know if any of this has helped, because honestly i’m re-reading it and half of this is just Wut but *shrugs* i tried. ily ok <3

anonymous asked:

Hello it's me again! I have a question about character arcs. It's not a huge one, just tiny changes in a character's personality. How do you show it without shoving the arc into the reader's face? She became more mature through the books and broke a few times, just tiny character arcs, how do you make it realistic? Thank you! :) I hope you are doing well :)

Hello again, nonny!  I don’t know who you are, but you’re my fave <3

Originally posted by everybodyluvs-jon

Now, to your question.  There are a few methods of displaying character development without seeming showy.  You shouldn’t do too much too quickly – start with the small moments, where it seems natural and may not even be caught by a first glance, but it’s there for people to remember and go, “Oh, hey!”  Your character is becoming more selfless?  Have them wave someone ahead of them at an intersection.  Your character’s learning to stop caring what other people think?  Let them wear that lime-green scarf that Character B criticized in Chapter 3.  Take the small opportunities and exploit them for good!

Establish a pattern this way, though you shouldn’t create a perfect record.  No one rides a character arc without setbacks or stalling, so allow the growth be fluid.  Then, whenever you can fit it into the plot, create a Defining Moment for their character arc – or two or three Defining Moments along the way.  After all, characters and their internal conflict are the driving force of the plot.  Each of your character arcs should have something to do with how the story turns out; otherwise, it’s extraneous and should be cut.

And lastly, I don’t think you should worry about being showy – that may impede your storytelling.  Readers expect character development to be front and center, poking them in the nose, shouting, “Check me out!  I’m important!”  Just make sure that when everybody’s watching your character grow, they’re growing realistically – with peaks and valleys, and failures and successes, and getting freaked out by their own growth and going right back to square one.  The spotlight’s going to be on you no matter what, so make sure you’re putting on a good show.

Anywho, that’s my advice.  If you need further help, my inbox is always open and a-waiting :)  Good luck!

If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

What Did She Ask You When You Were Alone With Her?

Prompt #3 is DONE. Sorry this took so long. I actually wrote a whole other scene and then completely deleted it and rewrote another one but it’s SO much better now. 

I have another one lined up after this and then I’m free for some more, so SEND THEM MY WAY. Thanks for reading! xx

Prompt: I’ve, uh, never done this before so I’m sorry if it’s not something you can work with in regards to story prompts, but. What about Barba introducing you to his mother?

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anonymous asked:

Okay this a super specific ask but I love your high school headcanons so for madara hashirama and tobirama, how do you think they would text a s/o? What are their texting habits? Emojis, no emojis? Read receipts and what not?

oh shit this is cute


•Too many emojis. His favorites are 😌 😃 ❤️ and 🌝 . He always sends the moon one to Tobirama and Tobirama gets pissed off because it looks like such a smug emoji 

•And you already know he has a million emojis next to his s/o’s name 

•Will double text with no hesitation whatsoever. He doesn’t care. He just wants to talk to his s/o. He’s so cute

•Good morning and good night texts are to be expected. Even if his s/o doesn’t answer him right away. And he remembers important events too so they should expect texts like “good luck on your test today!!!” or “let me know how the interview goes” like FUCK what a considerate boy

•Meme lord. Sends tooooo many memes. Has a meme for everything. Even if it’s not common memes, he has memes that are mostly inside jokes with his s/o and he knows exactly what to send them to get them cracking up. It’s just fun texting Hashirama. Text him if you’re having a bad day, he’ll cheer you up

•If we’re talking high school, Hashirama texts in class. Like constantly (if he can get away with it) He knows better than to text during an important lecture though

•Sends his s/o a lot of selfies, specifically if they ask “What are you doing?”. Hashirama figures a visual is much more fun than explaining it through boring text (he definitely prefers calls to text messages btw)

•Hashirama has his read receipts on, hence why he’s bound to answer asap. He doesn’t want his s/o to think he’s ignoring them. Now if his s/o has read receipts on, Hashirama gets anxious. Especially before the relationship where he’s just crushing on them a little. If he sees they read his message and they don’t answer him, he’s kinda like…. oh. ok. He’s pretty good about staying rational and not jumping to conclusions, so he won’t automatically get paranoid about “omg they don’t want to talk to me omg omg”. It’s just that he really likes talking to them so he gets a little bummed out when they leave him on read


•Absolutely awful at texting. He’s just not the the texting type. Before he and his s/o start dating, he’ll probably be more of an avid texter, simply because he’s keeping up with them and they’re in that shaky phase where he’s trying to make an effort because he really likes them. So he wants to talk to them as often as possible and wants them to know that he cares

•He’ll be so anxious waiting for their texts though lmao. He’ll be lying in bed at night just waiting for his crush to text something, and once he gets the text he’s like FUCK finally. But then he doesn’t reply for an hour because he doesn’t know that the hell to say. What a dork

•But once they’re actually a couple, he goes back to being a shitty texter. Poor s/o

•He has read receipts on. Will read a text and not answer. Even if it’s his s/o. But if his s/o does the same to him, he gets all pissed. But he refuses to double text unless it’s something really important. So he just sits there all pissed off waiting for them to answer him

•He’d prefer calls over text, though he’s not likely to answer calls either. He’s pretty much the type who just doesn’t have his phone on him. It’s not so much that he’s ignoring you, he’ll just forget (also his phone is probably on silent all the time. Let’s just say he’s in this groupchat with Hashirama and he can’t handle all the notifications because Hashirama texts SO MUCH)

•Doesn’t use emojis. Doesn’t even use :) or :( his texts are so bland

•He’ll text his s/o “text me when you get home” just to know when they’re safe. But that’s the most they’ll get out of him. They could say “I’m home” and he’ll reply “okay” but if they try to continue the conversation after that, it’s not worth. He’s already put his phone down and won’t pick it up again for a few hours. For someone who wants to keep tabs on literally everything and everyone, he’s awful at keeping up with his phone


•He’ll definitely hit his s/o with that read and no reply. It’s not always on purpose, he just forgets to reply if something else distracts him. And when he finally texts them back, there’s no “Sorry, I was busy”. He just continues the conversation. Which is a little frustrating? 

•He’ll also be the type not to reply to his s/o for a few hours, then text them something random and start a completely different conversation. You could say that most of the texting will be on Madara’s terms. And he’s sort of a mysterious texter? He’ll have you thinking he’s not going to reply, but then he does. It would make his s/o a little anxious, but they’d just have to understand Madara just doesn’t keep up with texting 

•Also don’t even think about pulling that “Oh, Madara’s going to take ten minutes to reply to me? I’ll take twenty to reply to him” shit. Because he will know. And it will annoy him. He will 100% leave his s/o on read for a full day if they try that with him

•But yeah he does get a little pissy if his s/o leaves him on read. At first he’s just like okay… whatever. But an hour passes and he’s looking at his phone like… I know you didn’t just read and not reply to my text. Honestly, he’ll tell them that. He’ll send them “I know you read that. Answer me, right now.” So demanding even over text, wow Madara

•He’s more of a late night texter. During the day, he’s doing other things. But he’ll reply more often to his s/o at night. Lots of long conversations with Madara will be at like 2 am. It’s like he never sleeps? Yet he’ll scold his s/o for being up so late and tell them “Go to bed right now. It’s past your bedtime”

•Also, Madara’s really just the type who would rather spend time with his s/o than text them throughout the day? So that’s another reason he won’t text too often. His s/o will probably be with him during his free time anyway, so there’s no need to text them that often

•Always uses proper grammar. No text talk. It’s a little odd, but it fits Madara

General Succulent Advice

Hello! What are the conditions that succulents need?


Succulents (and all plants) need 3 things: sun, water, and nutrients


Most succulents prefer bright sun, and will show their best colours under full sun (at least 8 hours of direct sun a day). However they need to be acclimatized to full sun slowly! And of course, there are others that do okay with less sun and might even burn in harsh direct sun. Generally a few hours of direct sun a day will be enough to keep most succulents alive. 


Most succulents don’t like too much water. You can water them whenever their leaves start to wrinkle, which could take a couple days to a couple months. Some have winter growing cycles and some have summer growing cycles - they need more water when they’re growing.


Most succulents live in nutrient-poor soil with very little organic matter. It’s possible to raise happy plants in pure pumice, or pure water culture. They don’t really need much fertilising and can take care of themselves as long as they have enough sunlight. 

The key is to balance all three so that your plants are happy! Plants use sun, water, and nutrients in proportional amounts. So if your plant gets loads and loads of sun, it may need watering more often, and will be happy in a richer soil. If your plant doesn’t get much sun, then too much water will quickly kill it, while rich soil will cause it to grow a lot, but upwards and with floppy green leaves etiolating). One common issue is plants which get very little light but are planted in very rich soil and overwatered. They etiolate quickly and flop over or fall prey to mealybugs/rot. So it’s important to balance all the conditions according to your climate. 

For me, there’s definitely very hot direct sun for hours a day, but it’s also generally humid and rains everyday. So I pot most succulents in 50%-100% pumice, which helps prevent rot. In a dry sunny climate, they would do better in a richer soil. There isn’t one definite soil mix or watering schedule to suit all plants/gardeners, so do experiment with conditions and see what your plant responds to well :) Good luck!  

ledawolf  asked:

Hey there Beth! I just wanted to ask you few questions if that's fine? I was wondering how did you get going in your job as freelancer(btw you're doing great and keep it up bean)? Also do you have any advices how to get to work in animation studio? Answear would help a lot and I must say you're a big inspiration of mine and I wish you just the best,keep up stunning work^^<3

Hi there! Oh gosh thank you so much!!!! <3 Of course, that’s no problem! I’m still building up my freelance career, so I may not be the very best person to ask, but I can speak to my experience.  For me, the key has been networking and putting my work out everywhere. I got my first gig by chatting with an author on Twitter; and got my job at Gamesys because my manager found my work on Behance and reached out to me. I got work through a lot of luck and happenchance, but also because I tried to make sure my work was everywhere it could be. And really that’s how I’ve gotten a big chunk of my clients.

Also I do a lot of “cold emails”–emailing potential clients and introducing myself and showing them my work and resume.  You get a lot of no responses from those.  But a lot of times, even if it doesn’t immediately lead to work, they’ll ask for my rate and file away my info for when they do have work later on! I’ve gotten quite a few regular clients from doing that.

I also have an illustration agent (The Bright Agency) who helps market me and brings in clients for me to work with, which has be really helpful, but I don’t think I was really ready for an agent until I had been doing freelance for a couple years. And also, I know this isn’t for everyone and I only just started doing them, but doing conventions so far has led to meeting some clients that I’ve ended up working with!

So yeah, working freelance for me has been a big mishmash of doing a lot of different things and hoping for the best hahah

As for working in an animation studio, I have less experience here.  As I mentioned, I got recruited by Gamesys which still seems really crazy and amazing to me and the other studio I worked for I was only with for a very short while as it ended up not being a good fit.  

But what I can suggest (based mostly on advice I’ve gotten) is, focus on your portfolio first and foremost. That’s going to be the thing that sells you and grabs a recruiter’s eye, so you want it to be the very best it can be.  Also, cater the portfolio you submit with your application to the job and studio you’re applying for. It’s always tempting to cram everything you can do into your portfolio, but employers are looking to fill a very specific role and it’s just extra work for them to have to sift through all this irrelevant work. Make it easy for them!

Also, try applying to smaller studios! The odds are stacked against us all and most of us won’t land that Disney job right off the bat.  Working at smaller studios usually gives you a lot more room to grow and also climb to higher positions, and there’s TONS of them out there who do amazing work.

Also, and probably most importantly, working in this industry means working with a lot of rejection. It’s super competitive and scary and with one success comes like…50 failures (at least for me hahah), and just accepting that and not letting it break you is super important.  All in all, just don’t get discouraged and keep truckin!

Wow, ok so I’m sorry for the wall of text! Just basically: network on social media, get your work out there EVERYWHERE (twitter, fb, tumblr, behance, artstation, deviantart, instagram, etc.), focus on your portfolio, and don’t let rejection break you.

I hope that helps a little bit and I’m always open for chatting and (trying) to help anyway I can! Good luck!!