the style insight

anonymous asked:

hello!! im sorry to bother you but could you give some advice on how to become more popular when it comes to posting art? i just started out so it would mean a lot!! thank you!!!

erhh, i don’t think there’s a proper way to be more “popular” with posting art? but there ARE engaging content types that increase the chances of people following you if u manage to do it right! :) things like:

1) comics with a good storyline
2) alternate universes
3) redrawn memes

i think artists who come up with good extended content like the above, which aren’t just still one-page portraits, actually have increased the chances of viewers checking out your profile to see if you have made more of them. you’re a content creator, so use that to the definition’s full extent! good luck!

AJ Styles? Yeah he’s all right I GUESS— [trips] [hundreds of thousands of photos of AJ Styles spill out of jacket] wtf shit these aren’t mine I just [gathering them up frantically sweating] listen I just fuCK [thousands of pictures of AJ Styles scatter across the floor] shit fuck I’m holding them for a friend just  L I S T E N  

2MANYSIBLINGS x YASIIN BEY.


the past couple of days have been elevating…Yasiin Bey is in Nairobi and we have been afforded some opportunities to join him on some experiences around town…sharing insights on style, music, notions of Africa… …creatives/artists and our future.

so a shoot sort of happened and here is a preview of what’s to come, on 2MANYSIBLINGS!

📷: sarah waiswa , 2015 .

Do you ever think about how disgusting Harry’s image is and start crying? Because he was only 16 and they took away who he was as a person and made him some womanizing sex fiend who doesn’t care about them? Do you ever think about the sweet and insightful Harry Styles that we all know and cry because most of the world doesn’t know him at all. And will never care to know him because disgusting people stripped him of an identity? 

P.S Fuck Simon Cowell and everyone who did this. I hope you burn in hell.

It’s Done! Mission Accomplished!

You know how Felicity tells Barry “never meet your heroes”… Well, sometimes it works out pretty well, and you become better for it.

In the past 9 days, I have had the most exhausting and most exhilarating experience in my life as a fangirl. I have had the honor and privilege of being the editor for @jbuffyangel‘s amazing, amazing novel-length Arrow fanfic, Once and Forever Queen.  

I’m in the Arrow fandom today because of Jen. I stumbled upon her meta “When did Oliver Fall in Love with Felicity?” within days of me watching the ending of Season 2 right about a year ago. I was so impressed with her analysis, I had to show my husband and several friends. I loved her insights and style of writing. Before long, I found myself checking back on Jen’s blog to see what else she had written lately. Over time, I signed up for Tumblr and Twitter too.

Jen doesn’t write fan fiction very often. She usually uses her brilliant writing skills on reviews, metas and theories (choo, choo!). When she does take the time to write fan fiction, however, her stories are action-packed, emotional and intricate. Her season-3 winter-hiatus story, The Ring, is what got me reading fan fiction in the first place. Before then, I never imagined that something that a fan created could be so good… so much like the show. Boy, was I wrong!

Thanks to Jen’s blog, I discovered Lou, @louiseblue1. Lou’s humor just won me over instantly. When I learned that Lou wrote fan fiction too, I was curious. I devoured her stories. I found myself hoping for red lights so I could read a few more sentences while I was doing the mom-taxi thing. I loved, loved, loved her stories (still do!), but I kept finding little ways they could be improved… like a diamond that needed polishing. I’ve done a bit of work editing in the past, mostly in college and helping family members in grad school.  So I thought, what the hey? I’ll check to see if Lou would like someone to polish her great stories. To my surprise, she was thrilled with the idea. Thanks Lou!!! Not only have I gotten great experience with working on Lou’s stories, I now consider her a dear friend… my Aussie penpal. Thanks to her, I’ve developed an appreciation for llamas, and I’ve gotten good at calculating the time difference between us to see if she might be awake! 

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When I saw that Jen was going to be working on a new story this hiatus, I wondered if there would ever be a way that I could help her on it. I asked Lou to recommend me to Jen and she did!  THANKS LOU!!!  Jen loved the idea too. AMAZING! Unlike Lou, Jen wanted to have everything completed on her story before passing it over to me to polish. That’s completely understandable. She wanted to make sure all the intricate pieces worked together. We both knew we wanted to have the story done before the Season 4 premiere of Arrow. Neither one of us, however, had any idea how big this project would be when we agreed to it. When she passed it over to me nine days ago, I knew it was big, but I was seriously clueless how long it would take. 

I now know that I can do about 12-15 pages a day for a well-written document that is single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman… if I want to have a life. If I’m willing to put everything else on hold, I can do about 20-25 pages a day. That’s very, very good information for me to know for the future, especially if I want to be paid to edit one of these days. I’m hopeful that I’ll get faster in time, but that’s where I stand now.

I am a bit worried that we’ve left some errors in place. After all, we edited an entire 70,850-word novel in 9 days. Most sections I’ve only read through one time. I’ll probably go back and re-read the whole thing in the coming weeks just to be sure we didn’t leave any typos or extra spaces. If you see one, feel free to message me. 

Jen was very, very patient with me, and our schedules meshed pretty well. I know my favorite part of working on this was our late-night sessions. The rest of the family was asleep. I was sitting up in bed in a dark room. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we could both be logged into the document at the same time. I could see her changes and she could see mine. We could instantly comment and collaborate on a section. I’d show her an area that needed tweaking, offer a suggestion on how to do it and she’d find a way that would make it 10 times better. We both made each other laugh… a lot!  It was magic.  

Thanks Jen… for sharing your brilliant writing with me, for giving me this amazing experience and for developing our new friendship. Yeah, this project was hard, but completely worth it. I’m a better editor because of it… and my hero turned into my friend. 

Originally posted by itsdylanslover