the things you find when you're not looking

  • Hufflepuff: staring into someone's eyes; soul searching; irrevocable trust; falling asleep on them; constant and immediate comfort while being with or around them; the feeling you get when wrapped in a blanket next to a fire on a freezing winter day; gentle smiles from across a crowded room
  • Slytherin: silent understanding; always being heard (even if you aren't always answered); blank faces but smiling eyes; the fear and rush of sharing secrets; hands comfortingly resting on or guiding shoulders; always knowing what you're coming home to; remembering the little things; inside jokes; the silence of listening to/sharing your favorite music
  • Ravenclaw: knowing looks exchanged from across the room; hiding smiles behind hands; falling asleep in the middle of a conversation (because you didn't want it to end); a good nights sleep after a restless week; finding someone who understands; a completely judgement free zone
  • Gryffindor: the adrenaline rush after riding a roller coaster; loud laughter from everyone in the room; always feeling included; when you can't stop smiling; inappropriately timed jokes in necessary environments; getting high-fived by a stranger; the feeling of being bear hugged
the aesthetics of the gods
  • Aphrodite: the bruises of love bites left by lovers on necks and thighs; smudged lipstick from hasty kisses; blood red roses with their sharp thorns still intact; the way you hug someone you love when you reunite after a lengthy separation
  • Apollo: polished instruments gleaming, held like the most precious of jewels by their owners; a sunny day with a clear blue sky where there are no clouds in sight; the rough script of poems penned out on scraps of paper or napkins before they're forgotten; when music is so loud that you feel it reverberating in your bones; the pale lines of fading scars
  • Ares: the hands of a fighter, short finger nails and bloodied knuckles; split lips that have scabbed over; the smooth and intricate lines of old weapons you see mounted on museum walls; deep trenches dug out from the earth; the way barbed wire contrasts against whatever it surrounds
  • Artemis: loose braids with wild flowers slipped in; the majesty of tall trees stretching up endlessly towards the heavens; the wide and captivating eyes of wild deer; cloudy nights where the moon is just barely peeking through; the colorful fletching of arrows drawn back to rest upon cheeks and along jaws
  • Athena: the straight and steady way a soldier stands at attention; fingertips smudged with ink; a stack of books to read piled on the floor or a nightstand; eyes gleaming with the glow of new ideas; the quiet and contemplative aura of museums and libraries
  • Demeter: the way sunlight catches dust motes in the air through the gaps in the leaves of the trees; the feeling of life you get from standing in the middle of an orchard with bees buzzing around you; crocuses and snowdrops peeking through the last dredges of winter's snow
  • Hades: the bleached bones of animals in the forest when moss has begun to engulf them; the way that graveyard angels look like they're weeping in the rain; the solemn aura of old churches, citadels, synagogues, temples, and mosques
  • Hephaestus: the pleasure of holding something you've created in your palms; the soft glow of heated metal; the intricate beauty of cogs and gears fitting together precisely and working in tandem; the smooth and polished surfaces of high-rise business buildings
  • Hera: the lacy white of flowing wedding gowns; the way a couple's hands look clasped together; pairs of old wedding rings that are scratched from years of use; the feeling of surrealism that comes from looking at old family portraits; getting used to sharing a space with someone else and then seeing the mannerisms you've unknowingly adopted from them
  • Hermes: the way that the low beam headlights of a car touch the roads that stretch ever onwards at night; old maps yellowed at the corners from their age; the way that things rush past when you look out the window of a car or train; quick hands slipping deftly into pockets and taking what they find
  • Hestia: the light and protection of street lights in an otherwise dark city; the warmth of your bed on cold winter mornings; the heat of a fire as you sit around it with people you love; the comfort of a home-cooked meal
  • Poseidon: the way light looks when you're seeing it shine down from deep underwater; the effervescent colors of cresting waves; the eery beauty of shipwrecks; the ripples created when you trail your fingertips through still waters; dust clouds kicked up by the passing of strong hooves
  • Zeus: the way that storm clouds darken the edge of the horizon; silhouettes framed against the sky by flashes of lightning; the splay of feathers of a bird's outstretched wings; the polished and tarnished brass of old fashioned scales

mintybites  asked:

I feel like you're going to abuse that Google search thing far too often

Well, “Let me Google that for you” has been around for literally years. I feel like people need to learn how to Google more often :P

edit: Or in general learn to look for information they want, without having it handed to them. Just based on how often I get the “What program do you use?” when it says in the description of every video, on the About page on YT and on my FAQ. Things usually aren’t that hard to find.

anonymous asked:

I can't seem to find that list of FTM gender affirming things, or that you're the blog that made one. Could you please help me out?

Lee says:

I’m not sure exactly what you’re looking for, so check out these links!

Dysphoria:

Presentation/Clothes:

Packing/Binding:

Passing:

Things people say when they find out I have a chronic illness
  • Person A: You need to get out more.
  • Person B: Are you getting enough sleep?
  • Person C: You sleep too much.
  • Person D: You don't look sick.
  • Person E: Oh, I get that too.
  • Person F: Have you tried *blank*?
  • Person G: You take too many medications.
  • Person H: You're just stressed.
  • Person I: I wish I didn't have to work.
  • Person J: It could be worse.
  • Person K: Just push through it.
  • Person L: You should try the *blank* diet.
  • Person M: You should be better by now.
  • Person N: Yesterday you were able to do *blank*, why can't you today?
  • Person O: I wish I had time to nap.
  • Person P: You need to exercise.
  • Person Q: You should stop *blank*.
  • Person R: Positive thinking!
  • Person S: Pray. If that doesn't work, you're clearly not right with God.
  • Person T: You have this because *blank*.
  • Person U: Doctor Oz says...
  • Person V: I've never heard of that. Are you sure that's real?
  • Person W: You just want attention.
  • Person X: My friend was cured by *blank*.
  • Person Y: You're too young/old to have this.
  • Person Z: YOGA CURES EVERYTHING! DO YOGA! OMG YOGA!

Love 365: Find Your Story is OUT NOW!

This is your new one-stop shop for all things otome! Two brand new titles, and three classics are all included in this one app (with more classic titles to follow in the coming months!)

As of right now you can transfer your purchased stories from Love Letter from Thief X, After School Affairs, and Era of Samurai: Code of Love into Love 365!

To transfer stories: 

1) Go to the standalone apps (only those listed above can transfer at this time).

2) Copy your Token ID from the banner on the big, pink banner on the News page. (It’s pretty hard to miss.)

3) Once you have your Token ID, go to Love 365′s home page (the first screen that appears when you boot up the game).

4) Tap the button on the bottom right that says “Transfer from old apps”.

5) Paste your Token ID in, click Transfer and you’re good to go!

IMPORTANT: If you are trying to transfer stories from an app you’ve newly reinstalled, make sure to click “Buy” on the stories you’ve already purchased/want transferred! Otherwise, the app will be a silly-billy and think you haven’t bought anything!

*Using the Token ID, you can transfer from Android to iOS and vice versa. *You can only transfer stories ONCE.


Oh, and another thing! Please please PLEASE make sure to register a Transfer Account by either registering an email & password, or logging in via Facebook (Facebook will not announce that you’ve linked with this app, so you can keep your otome-ing on the D.L. - even though you should totally be loud and proud about it).

We’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (gross! ew!) into this app and really hope you enjoy it!

We love you guys!!

…I saw masaya90′s and got tempted to do the same. Thought it’d be cool to see how my fav childhood characters have grown in my styles :o 

Get to know meme - deep edition
  • 1: What is your biggest fear and why?
  • 2: What makes you really angry? Be honest.
  • 3: If you could fix one world problem, what would it be? Why?
  • 4: What advice would you give to your past self?
  • 5: Your house is on fire and you only have time to grab 3 things. What are they?
  • 6: You have $100 left in your bank account. What do you spend it on?
  • 7: Would you sacrifice your life for a stranger?
  • 8: You've been given a week left to live. What do you do?
  • 9: You find a crystal ball that can show you when and how you die. Do you look?
  • 10: A family member needs a kidney and you're a perfect match. Do you donate to them?
  • 11: What's the thing you regret the most?
  • 12: What lesson have you learnt the hard way?
  • 13: When was the first time you said "I love you"?
  • 14: Have any books changed your life? How?
  • 15: If you could go back into the past, what would you change?
  • 16: What is something unforgivable that could destroy a relationship?
  • 17: Do you believe there is good in everybody?
  • 18: Would you rather have money or love?
  • 19: Are children a blessing or a burden?
  • 20: You're laying in a hospital bed, about to take your last breath. Any final words?
  • 21: At the gates of Heaven (or your religious equivalent), God asks you "Why should I let you in?"
  • 22: The world will end in 24 hours. Who do you spend your last day with?
  • 23: If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
  • 24: Could you be persuaded to kill somebody? If no, how much money would it take to change your mind?
  • 25: What have you given up on?
  • 26: Is failing at something better than not attempting it in the first place?
  • 27: What defines good and evil?
  • 28: What is the meaning of life?
  • 29: What happens after we die?
  • 30: Do we have a soul?
  • 31: Do aliens exist?
  • 32: How did the universe begin?
  • 33: What lies do you tell yourself?
  • 34: What makes a person truly evil?
  • 35: If science makes it possible to predict people who are more likely to commit crime, should the high-risk individuals be jailed or killed before they can commit a crime?
  • 36: What keeps you up at night?
  • 37: What do a lot of parents do that screw up their children?
  • 38: Are humans better at creation or destruction?
  • 39: If you could sum up humans in 3 words, what would they be?
  • 40: Are some lives more valuable than others?
Imagine:

Tom wakes up in the middle of the night to find your side of the bed empty. He finds you in the living room Skyping with Sebastian, and doesn’t hesitate in telling him that he should not be calling you at such a late hour. Sebastian makes things worse by mocking him because he’s always enjoyed making Tom jealous even though nothing’s happened between the two of you… yet.

anonymous asked:

what guidelines do you usually draw when you're sketching for an actual painting? could you post a pic of one of your messy sketches?

Ooo man for paintings i like to just jump into it and fix things as I go. I think in shapes and colors rather than lines! These are messiest ones I could find haha

and a wip that’s further along

my actual line sketches look like this ( my unfinished DnD character :^(  )

anonymous asked:

Who can we go to for amazing rec lists while you're busy T_T I really need some bonding fic recs. Most of the ones I choose to read for myself are filled with SPaG mistakes.

Anonymous said: Hi! Do you know anyone else makes amazing drarry rec lists like you do?

Hi guys!! Just to clarify, I AM still making lists right now (actually bonding fics is a very popular request that I should get to soonish!), I’m just not accepting new ones :)

I know this isn’t really what you asked for, but I just want to take this opportunity to briefly give some

Tips on Finding Great Fics!

As a person who spends a lot of time looking for fics, I can tell you that the very best way to find fic recs is actually to just google what you’re looking for (i.e. drarry bonding fic recs). You will almost certainly come up with several great lists that way! And to be honest, most lists you find that way will be reliable (google knows what’s up)! 

Also, learn to use filters on AO3! If you want something with very few SPaG errors, sort by kudos! Anything with a fair amount of kudos is going to be good in that regard :). You can also choose a “relationship” (Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter), and then within that, you can search for fics with specific tags (like ‘eighth year,’ and/or ‘bonding’). Then you can organize THOSE by kudos or hits, and find the most popular eighth year drarry bonding fic on AO3 (which is, incidentally, Hungry by birdsofshore, an incredible read.)

But if you want to just browse rec lists from people you trust, in addition to checking out my masterlist, there are some other really wonderful blogs you can look at! @capiturecs has a rec list for almost literally every trope you can think of on her LiveJournal, and I also trust both @dictacontrion and @yetanotherdrarrylist for all my fic rec needs! Oooh, and @mxlfoydraco has an amazing collection of rec lists you can check out as well. Please don’t ask her to make any new ones though, because she’s not reccing anymore! And I don’t know about the other blogs I mentioned, so make sure you always check their descriptions before asking for something :)

I can’t tell you anyone off the top of my head who I know is accepting new requests right now, but I’m sure they are out there! Otherwise, if you are looking for something really specific that google and ao3 filters can’t help you with, asking in facebook groups is actually surprisingly effective — so I recommend you check that out if you use fb!

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When Chaol finds Aelin's court
  • Chaol: *seeing the army thing that is Aelin's court* What the...?
  • Dorian: *walks to Chaol, Manon grumpily trailing behind him*
  • Dorian: Oh hi Chaol! Great to see ya. A lot's changed.
  • Dorian: Aelin got an army, but not before getting captured by Maeve.
  • Dorian: Lysandra is now pretending to be Aelin, and Rowan and Aelin are not only mates, they're also married.
  • Dorian: Oh, and by the way, this is Manon. I'm with her.
  • Chaol: *looks like he's going to be sick* you're with her?
  • Dorian: that's what you gained from all of what I said?
The Signs as Nice Things that can Happen
  • aries: someone you really like or look up to playfully teasing you about something you did, and you finding it just as funny as they do
  • taurus: the family you're babysitting for saying you can help yourself to anything in the fridge
  • gemini: the excitement in the air on a friday before a long weekend, everyone eagerly asking about each other's plans, and the collective relief when the day is finally done
  • cancer: someone playing with your hair, falling asleep on your shoulder, or holding your hand for the first time
  • leo: the teacher using something you did as an example of a job well done, as the other members of your class ask how you managed to do it with admiration in their voices
  • virgo: waking up in the middle of the night only to find someone else also awake, both of you sleepy, bedheaded, and in your pajamas
  • libra: being told that someone has been saying nice things about you when you aren't around, or finding out that a person you thought never noticed you actually thinks you're a really cool
  • scorpio: staying up late talking about the deeper, most honest, parts of life with someone you really care about
  • sagittarius: going to a concert and being able to sing the words to every song, feeling the music under your feet and in your bones
  • capricorn: getting home after a long day knowing that theres nothing pressing you have to do that night, being able to take off your shoes, sit down, and relax
  • aquarius: being alone in a place that you've only ever seen when it's crowded, hearing the echo of your footsteps instead of the usual tangle of voices
  • pisces: being somewhere public in the presence of a big storm, everyone in the room gathering to look out the window and comment on the weather

anonymous asked:

Gyms? How to set up a membership, any tricks to get a discount that you know of, what to do when you're there, how not to feel awkward, dealing with creepy guys, etc?

Finding Mr. Right

1. Set your priorities. Before doing any legwork (ahaha) decide what YOU are looking for in your gym. Here are some things to consider:

  • How far are you willing to travel?
  • What workouts are you looking to do?
  • What time do you want to exercise? 
  • What is your gym budget?

2. Start researching. Once you have your baseline wants and needs decided, start doing some research on your local area gyms. Now that you’ve already decided what you’re looking for, it’ll be easy to cross of gyms that don’t fit your criteria. Try to find at least three venues that appeal to you.

3. Free trial/discounted trial. Nowadays, most gyms offer free trials or discounted trials. This gives you an opportunity to scope out any amenities or disadvantages while getting a cheap workout. If you are nervous about going to a new gym alone, convince a friend to go with you. Don’t sign a contract until you’ve sampled the goods! I’d also advise you to cross any gyms off your list that won’t give you a trial.

4. Ask about fees. During your free trial, consult with a gym employee and find out exactly what you will pay as a new member. Don’t get a ballpark amount, have them calculate the exact expense. If they can’t give you an exact expense, run. Ask:

  • Are there any discounts that you’re eligible for? Are there student discounts?
  • Are there different bundles that the gym offers, or is it a flat rate?
  • Are there extra fees like equipment fees or locker fees?
  • Is there a rewards program?

5. Decision time. After sampling different gyms in your locale, decide on the gym that best fits your needs. Is price more important than distance? Is there a gym that is close and cheap?

Creating Your Routine

1. Research. Dig around on the interwebs and check out different workouts. Do you care more about core strength or building muscle? Do you want to increase your mile speed or your endurance? Ask your fit looking friends or coworkers what workouts they enjoy.

2. Trial session. During your free or discounted trial, try out some of the different machines. If you are unsure of how a machine works, ask an employee so that you don’t inadvertently hurt yourself. Observe the environment around you. Is it calm? Welcoming? Productive?

3. Plan it. After researching and trying things out, come up with a fitness plan. In my experience, it’s more effective to plan out every moment of your workout so that you don’t give yourself any time to twiddle your thumbs. Make sure to alternate exercises and to allow yourself fifteen minutes to warm up.

4. Try it out! After registering at a gym, try out your new routine. Allow yourself the space to tweak anything that doesn’t feel right. It’s okay to start slow, be confident that you will eventually build all the strength and skills that you desire. It’s more important to leave feeling proud of yourself and excited to come back than it is to go home feeling miserable and upset. 

5. Set a goal. Set a goal for several months down the road, based on what skills you would like to improve. Choose a specific day, and decide to treat yourself on said day if you accomplish said goal. The goal can be as simple as going to the gym twice a week, or as complicated as losing five pounds. Just make sure to properly reward yourself at the end of that time, a small incentive to keep you going!

Doing Your Own Thing

1. Bring your tunes. Make yourself a Barney Stimpson “All Rise” mix to get yourself pumped for your workout. The right music can set the tone for productivity! This will also deter strange men from talking to you, and if they try, just ignore them and pretend you can’t hear them or that you can’t speak English.

2. Buddy up. The buddy system is a great way to help motivate you to keep returning to the gym. Find a willing friend or coworker (key word is willing here, don’t assume that this will be the one time that you friend who always bails comes through because I promise you they won’t) and sign up with them. This can also help you feel more comfortable in your surroundings. 

3. Gather your materials. Don’t drop big bucks on gym accessories before you’ve even solidified your routine. Newbies do not always make the most informed purchasing decisions! Use a pair of old sweatpants and a ratty shirt and workout in these until you know what feels good for your body. Maybe your reward at the end of a couple months is upgrading to new materials? Always, always, always bring plenty of water!

4. Safe. A gym is a place for you to feel safe and productive. If somebody is bothering you, talk to a staff member about it ASAP. If the problem persists, talk to a manager about getting a refund and move to a more comfortable space. It’s not worth spending money on something that makes you feel uneasy, there are lots of other gyms out there that will offer you the peace of mind. You can’t expect results without peace of mind.

5. Remember. The gym is a place to get motivated! Everyone there is in the same position that you are in, and nobody is going to waste their money by focusing on you instead of their workout. Stay present, care about yourself, and do others the same courtesy that you want done to you!

PS: Most colleges have gym facilities that are absolutely free for students! Don’t assume that just because its your college that it’s not a “real gym”. Try it out! Hope this helps!

zombieland starter sentences
  • "It's amazing how quickly things can go from 'bad' to 'total shit-storm'."
  • "Stop, no names. Keeps us from getting too familiar."
  • "You almost knocked over your alcohol with your knife."
  • "More? No, one for me. One and done, I always say...I said that once."
  • "I'm sensing you're a bit of a bitch."
  • "You're a peppy little spit fuck, aren't you?"
  • "I could use a Twinkie."
  • "I hate coconut. Not the taste, the consistency."
  • "I find lots of things disturbing."
  • "When you're afraid of everything that's out there, you quit going out there."
  • "I don't usually unlock my door to the sounds of panic...but my neighbor is insanely hot."
  • "Look, the point is I'm here for you, okay?"
  • "And as long as you're by my side, I'm not leaving this apartment."
  • "You see, you just can't trust anyone. The first girl I let into my life and she tries to eat me."
  • "You wanna feel how hard I can punch?"
  • "I'm worried about you."
  • "Time to nut up or shut up!"
  • "You got a purdy mouth!"
  • "Someone's ear is in danger of having hair brushed over it."
  • "Act normal, try not to freak her out."
  • "Better you make the mistake of trusting us, than we make the mistake of trusting you."
  • "Nice going genius."
  • "I never had headaches like this 'til your ass came on board."
  • "Do what you want with a man, but do not fuck with his Cadillac."
  • "Thank God for rednecks."
  • "Gotta enjoy the little things."
  • "She was like a crouching tiger."
  • "You got taken hostage by a 12-year-old?"
  • "Well, girls mature faster than boys."
  • "It's amazing how far you can get with some costume jewelry and a cut-throat attitude."
  • "You know what, I may not shoot you, but you still royally piss me off."
  • "How about we play the quiet game?"
  • "Let me begin my three-part apology by saying I think you're a wonderful human."
  • "You gotta enjoy the little things...Even if that means destroying a whole lot of little things."
  • "You know, I think sleep deprivation is like the number one health problem in America."
  • "We're in Hollywood, let's sleep in style."
  • "Dibs on the bed."
  • "Oh, this is so exciting, you're about to learn who you're gonna call...Ghostbusters."
  • "Take away a man's son, you've truly given him nothing left to lose."
  • "Don't make me drink alone."
  • "I don't even know your name, but this is actually really nice."
  • "You know? Between me and you, you're actually kind of cute."
  • "You are like a giant cock-blocking robot developed in a secret fucking government lab."
  • "This is the problem with getting attached to someone. When they leave you just feel lost."
  • "That's why I don't let people close, you only get burned."
  • "Not bad for that scrawny little spit-fuck."
  • Stacy: I'm gonna be honest: I can find something to like about pretty much every body type because like there all just different, you know? [...] 'cause like, y'know, you can look at people and it's kind of like you can like their personality...
  • Mari: ... that makes you find good things. [...] It's like when you first meet someone and you think they're okay but once you get to know them you think they're really hot.
  • Stacy: Oh, for sure, yeah.
  • Mari: Because then suddenly things look good.
  • [...]
  • Mari: In case you guys ever feel that way on a date or when you're about to have sex or WHATEVER, I want you to tell yourself this: if they didn't think you're attractive, you wouldn't be on a date with them or you wouldn't be having sex with them. [...] So everything about your body is attractive to them and if they say otherwise, they're a fucking asshole and don't hang out with them, don't have sex with them. The End.
  • Stacy: [...] I don't know if you ever had the experience of like going to sleep with somebody and like taking your clothes off and having them react negatively to your body; it sucks.
  • Mari: Um, they're the asshole.
  • Stacy: Yeah, but they're the asshole, it hasn't... If somebody is [...] that hung up about like just the way your body looks [...]
  • Mari: If they were loving it when you had your clothes [...] on and then you took your clothes off and they didn't love it anymore, guess what, they're the weirdo. [...] Them, it's them, a hundred percent, okay? Because at that point nobody should care because you're about to initiate in some sort of physical contact with somebody that hopefully you kind of like, at least a little bit.
  • Stacy: Yeah, and also I don't think there's one particular body type that's like... [...] I know everybody can have a lot of hang-ups about body types and stuff but believe me, there are so many people out there in the world, like there are people who love every type of body. [...] And there are some people that don't care at all, y'know?
  • Mari: Remember everyone, boys, girls, and in-between, non-binary, whatever: there is no such thing as leagues, there are only types. Because sometimes I get asked out by people and I have NO idea how I pulled it off, and I just go with it and it's great. So no matter [...] how somebody looks, there's no such thing as [...] leagues. Like nobody's ever "out of your league". You could find somebody that you would think is "in your league" and [...] like you're just not their type, and you could find somebody that you think is like way more attractive to you than you, but you could actually be their type. So it's not about like how you are in terms of this one to ten, like seven out of ten scale that we all have.
  • Stacy: Well yeah, cuz that [...] also makes it seem as if there's one thing or the other that is more objectively attractive, you know?
  • Mari: Yeah. Some people are genuinely attracted to certain traits. [...] Like everybody has their own things. Some people love tiny boobs, some type of people love huge boobs; some people LOVE armpits. [...] You don't need to define yourself by how attractive [sic] you think the world is towards you, just know that [...] there's no scale.
  • Stacy: And I just want to point out that like in case [...] anybody is sitting here thinking that like "Oh well, that's like great for you to say, like you have like great confidence and whatever", I don't always feel great about myself and it took me a long time to like get more okay with how I look, so [...] you don't know how people feel about themselves.
  • Mari: [...] Somebody who's really beautiful might have body dysmorphic disorder; you know.

anonymous asked:

hey! this might seem like an odd question but can I ask how you design your outfits/armor designs? whenever i try to design something for a character it kinda comes out simple, or is similar to other designs i've made in the past and i was wondering if you had any other tips ^_^ (also, i absolutely adore you're hq!! fantasy au and i can't wait for another update X3 )

Hey there Anon! :) I’m sure your work is fantastic! Just brainstorming and trying new things (even if you think it turns out too similar or simple) is always a good thing! Tbh I’m not really experienced in concept design and I don’t find my work to look very skilled haha but here’s a couple things I do when doing these kinds of drawings. First, I think it’s good to grab as many reference photos as you feel you need. For Ushijima’s (shiratorizawa) armor outfit I was looking at a lot of ancient Greek armor. What I did was take the general shape of the armors in the pictures and elaborated on it. It is VERY helpful (at least for me) to have a “base” for your designs that you can start with so that it’s easier to add in detail and embellishments. It also helps you understand how clothes/armor fits. I struggle a lot with making armor look like it’s wearable with room for the bending of elbows and knees, so I try to take time to figure out how the armor is being worn and what pieces are separate from the others. Second, when trying to think of something new, I like to try and think in shapes. Like Ushijima’s is very round and circular but Iwa’s is very sharp and diamond shaped. It’s easier for me to make something more detailed when I have a basic shape that applies to the whole outfit: if I wanted to add designs on the fabric for Ushijima, it would probably be a lot of curved lines and circular designs. Lastly, reference, reference, reference. On clothes and armor around the world. You won’t find a better inspiration than real life designs! It’s not like you have to copy it, just observe it and maybe take aspects of what you’re seeing, such as a cloth wrapped on one side of the body, or a utility belt/strap that goes around the waist and over the shoulder. And there’s nothing wrong with not liking the design you make at first <3 just keep sketching over and over and don’t give up! And have fun experimenting with different things ~ Sorry for the long ramble hahah

Answering other ASKS here (it’s gonna be a long one… lol):

Hi there! Hmm drawing technique… I would define it as HOW you draw something. Or HOW you use your choice of medium to draw/paint. For example, if you use pencil/pen, there’s something called stippling, which is a bunch of dots to create an illusion of shading. Stippling is a technique you use to draw with the pencil/pen. Same with cross hatching. You can’t really have a drawing technique, as it is something used by a lot of people. But you can USE technique and HAVE a personal style, which is the end result of you using technique. If that makes sense? Ahhh I hope this helped at least a little ;__; That was a hard question haha I had to think about this quite a bit XD

Hi @plants-blooms! Thank you so much! Ohhh another hard Q hahah. I agree it can be hard to achieve a natural look on photoshop. I think it really comes down to your choice of brush and your understanding of light and color on hair. 

I did this super quick and messily but I think it gets across the impact of using different brushes while drawing the same thing. It’s very important to know what kind of look you are going for and brushes factor a lot into it. And then there’s color and light. I think the best way to do realistic, natural looking hair is to observe real life and understand how the environment interacts with it (careful though since there are a lot of different types of hair). The amount of light a person’s hair is exposed to affects it’s color; not painting it in the right shade when the environment is really dark or really light can throw off its realism. Also, you don’t HAVE to emulate real hair and draw every single strand. If you understand all that light/color business, you can actually draw very simply and it will still look realistic. I’d like to point you towards WLOP’s work <3 their work IS detailed but it’s also a combo of specific brushes and an amazing understanding of light. And Wlop’s painting tutorial HERE. In general make sure to practice by observing portrait photos (perhaps flickr) or just creep on people in real life hehe

Haha hi there ~ Ahh thank you so much >///< yes that is me! *cough* Butiwaswearingalotofmakeupinthatreferencephotolmao *cough*

Ahh thank you so much @ichigodaisuki! <3 The small square above the nano is a very lazy and quick attempt to draw 3DS game cards hahah. It’s Fire Emblem Awakening and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire XDD and it’s completely illegible hahaha

Hi there, Anon! <3 Ohhh this question haha. I’ve been following figure skating since, I think, Kristi Yamaguchi in the 1990s (she was so good). I’ve also loved animation since I was little. The problem is I’m VERY VERY picky about the shows that I choose to watch, so I decided to keep tabs on anime studios based on the number of shows they’ve made that I enjoyed. MAPPA has been on my list since Sakamichi no Apollon and Zankyou no Terror (both are extremely beautiful, mature shows btw if you haven’t seen them), so when I heard they were going to make an original FIGURE SKATING show… I was all in. I think I was waiting for Yuri on Ice for over a year because the trailer came out 10 months ago and the announcement was a while before that. 

Anyways YES I loved the show, however it is not in my top favorites list (weird I know haha I’m sorry). But while I had issues with the character development and the animation, this show NAILED the main three. I could draw Yuuri, Victor, and Yurio all day! I think those guys were what made me love YOI, especially the relatable personality and character progress of Yuuri. Really wish there was more on Victor though, considering how significant of a character he is.

Ohhh Anon ~ If you want to watch something you should do it! Not being an artist or a reviewer should never stop you from watching a tv show, or doing anything for that matter <3 be yourself. Anyone who doesn’t want to talk to you because they think you’re “untalented” is a jerk and not worth your time anyways! The YOI community on here has been very friendly and welcoming, so don’t be afraid! Please take care and think higher of yourself ~ Have more confidence <3

Hello there Anon! Oh my goodness thank you so much! >////< And of course that’s totally ok with me! <3 ahhhh thank you so much for your support and I’m so honored you want to try and cosplay the design! I would LOVE to see it when it’s done if that’s alright with you?? *o*

Hi there Anon! Thank you so much and thank you for the interest! <3 There is only ONE king/queen at a time, but they are chosen by both of the two clans together and that person can be from either clan. Tsukki is definitely moon clan along with Asahi, Kiyoko, and Suga. Noya, Tanaka, Daichi, Yachi and Hinata are sun. I’m struggling with Yamaguchi, Takeda, Ukai and the rest… Kageyama is actually from Seijou and was banished to Karasuno and takes over as a dictator, sort of. So he has some work to do haha. Here’s the crests but they’re subject to change considering how fast and sloppy I did them LOL:

@fuckdin Of course. To both. Hehehe. But seriously yes, I definitely plan to draw more of the fantasy AU. It’s getting to the point where I want to draw all the characters and all the outfits and all the locations. And I have no time. It’s baaaaad hahah. But in terms of Iwaoi, their relationship in this AU is a bit… angsty. Mutual. But angsty… Soon. I’ll draw more soon!

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Thank you to everyone who sent in ASKS! I have a few unanswered ones because this post turned out rather long haha. I’ll get to those when I can. And I’ll pm replies to the non-answer ASKS assuming you are not anonymous :)) Take care all! Have a great week <3 and a little iwaoi heh

anonymous asked:

Elsewhere UN Prompt: if you go onto the roof at night when the star Polaris is brighter than normal occasionally you'll meet a stranger with armor (that looks like iron)(but that's impossible for the stranger has to be fey) the stranger will not bargain nor will he trade in the usual things but if you're in danger or if you're friend has been stolen ... well you might just find something or someone waiting for you come day break if you talk to the armored stranger(after all stars get lonely too)

Liar Liar [3]

A/N: even though no one ever reads the author’s notes or my fics for that matter, I still feel the need to say thanks to those who even bother to give my blog a glance, it sincerely means the world to me.

also, bit of a time skip cause I lowkey wanna end this aaaand I don’t have a clue as to the BTS of a wedding or the first clue to planning one, so we’ll start from their reception. Enjoy! x


Other parts ICYMI: Part 1  Part 2 

RECAP:  “I’ve been scared shitless for the last two hours trying to figure out how the hell I’m supposed to propose and what to say, how to sit, how to fucking breathe, but— Y/N Y/M/N Y/L/N, will you marry me before I shit a brick out of fear?” The words come out in a barely understandable fashion with all his nerves jumping off the walls.“If I say yes, will you stop holding your damn breath? Jesus!” Y/N laughs, already slipping the ring on her finger.
“Yes, I promise.”
“Then I’m all yours.”

In such a short period of hours, Y/N’s life had already become a little hectic and her and Shawn had only been married two hours. They hadn’t even released a single picture yet, and people were already all over them like white on rice. She was starting to feel more like the wedding planner than a newly-wedded bride. She couldn’t count how many times she ran down the same pale blue corridor if she tried.

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anonymous asked:

Idk if you've talked about this but the fact that the scene in 12x23 when sam is pulling dean away from cas has to be a parallel to 1x01 when dean is pulling sam away from jess. Like I'm not crazy those scenes are pretty much the same. Round of applause to Dabb and everyone who worked on that cause they had to know what they were doing right? I haven't really seen any posts about this and I'm sitting here like how is everyone else not seeing this? (Also I hope you're having a lovely day ❤️)

oh there are LOADS of posts about this!!! its definitely a big thing. umm I wish i could find a good gifset, but basically if you look for gifs for 12x23 the first one is of Jess so it’s been noticed and it is awesome!

Originally posted by yourfavoritedirector

And we had not just this but also the Cain/Colette parallel too..

Originally posted by fangirlofeverythingme

So yeah, good spot and its definitely a thing! 

There have been SO many romantic parallels for Cas/Dean over the whole series and quite a few this season, I love it. The ultimate one obviously being the anti-mirror of Mary/John and then the true mirror as @mittensmorgul pointed out to me, pretty much every scene we have ever seen of Jess has now been paralleled with Cas. Eg:

 Lets not forget that Andrew Dabb is the one who wrote Bloodlines and paralleled the whole Dean-Cas angst filled holy fire scene of 6x20 with a canon romantic couple in a canon romantic setting too… but I’m not going to turn this post into a Dean/Cas parallel post or it will take days and ruin everyones dash with all the giffing, suffice to say theres a shit ton of it ;)