For all my followers heading back to school this week or next:
-Your studies are a high priority this year but YOU are what comes first.
-Get up early and EAT BREAKFAST
-Stop at a reasonable time at night and spend a little while unwinding- read a children’s book or colour in or listen to a podcast but for goodness sake STAY AWAY FROM YOUR SCREENS
-Remember social media is largely a lie
-Take a mental health day if you need to, if you had a vomiting bug you’d call in sick, your anxiety/depression/agoraphobia etc should be treated no differently.
So MUJI recently opened a local store and I couldn’t help but stock up on stationery, I love their pens! They write fantastically and feel great to use
Speaking of stationery, I also picked up some MUJI notebooks! They have a nice balance of minimalism and functionality, so much so that I drew Viri on the cover of one (*´꒳`*) I’m pretty pleased with how well the cover held up with copics and pigment ink, there’s no bleeding, bleedthrough, or pilling.
I’ve also tweaked Viri’s design slightly with some small changes; most notably her nose, scale size, and hair, which she now wears in a short ponytail in homage to her kirin heritage, whose manes typically flow upwards. I’m slowly working on a new, updated ref sheet for Viri, so this is just a sneak peek at her new look c:
She hated parties. The loud music and many people just weren’t really her thing. Yet she had decided that being a good friend also meant sacrifice. That’s why she came to the party in the first place, to be a good friend; after all it was her best friend’s birthday we were talking about.
It was March 27, Saturday morning and the birthday of Lisa, her best friend. Jennie had just woken up and stretched her body as the thought hit her. She sighed and made herself some breakfast, thinking about how she’d survive this day. While she was sitting at the counter eating her oats, she checked again if she had all the presents for her friend. The unicorn pillow, the little notebook with quotes in it and the pink brush set- now the only thing missing was the cake. Jennie loved baking or cooking in general, that’s why a birthday cake was a big must for her, regardless of whoever birthday it was. After putting the used dishes away she went through the recipe again, checking if all the ingredients had been bought. As she had made sure that everything she needed was there she started on making a strawberry cake which happened to be one of Lisa’s favorites. She’d sometimes spend hours in the kitchen experimenting with flavors, creating new dishes or simply letting her creativity flow. Time would always pass by so fast that in the end she was almost running late for the birthday party. Shit, Jennie thought to herself as she quickly got dressed and carefully placed her masterpiece onto a cake transporter to carry it to her friend’s house. She took a final look at her cake, smiling in content before she left the house and made her way to Lisa’s place. She arrived at a little after 8 PM but the place was already crowded. Loud music was playing and and some people would sing karaoke in the living room while others were outside talking or smoking. Jennie took a deep breath before entering the house and started to look for Lisa. When she had finally found the birthday girl she excitedly ran up to her hugging her tight and congratulating the girl who had just turned 19. The younger one was happy and squealed when she saw the cake and together they’d make their way to the kitchen to get plates. Some people would follow them to also get a piece and while they were eating Jennie watched them with a pleased smile which turned into a shy one whenever someone complimented her skills.
By the time it got darker she had found herself on the couch, simply watching everyone having fun. She then looked at her phone which told her it was only a few minutes before midnight. Jennie yawned and stood up and squeezed herself through the crowd to get into the kitchen. She eyed the last piece of her strawberry cake which was solely standing on the plate. Jennie didn’t feel like eating it at all, she felt sick and had gotten a headache from the loud music. The moment she wanted to put the lid onto the cake transporter a voice stopped her from doing so. “Aren’t you gonna eat this piece?” As she turned around she looked into the brown eyes of a petite girl. Her eyes were almost black and in the gloomy light she thought she could see stars in them. “Huh?” Was the only thing that she got out of her mouth before actually understanding that the girl meant the remaining piece of cake. While she was looking at her with a shy smile and rosy cheeks Jennie’s face lightened up a little. “Oh, no but you can have it,” she exclaimed and quickly grabbed a plate and placed the piece onto it before handing it out to the girl she really had never seen before. What a perfect timing, Jennie thought to herself. Now she could take the empty container and quickly make her way home. She smiled at the girl who just took the first bite of the cake, letting out a content “hmm” and then thanked her for the cake. “No, I thank you”, Jennie smiled even more. “Enjoy your cake and the party, I’ll get going now” with that Jennie left the girl behind in the kitchen before she could even say anything else. Jennie looked for Lisa and when she had found her quickly said goodbye to her, excusing herself with having a headache. The younger one smiled with an empathetic smile before hugging her tight, thanking the older one for coming and the great presents. The other moment Jennie was finally out of the door and made her way back home. There, she was greeted by Kai and Kuma her dogs. She simply removed her make up before falling onto her bed in exhaustion. She sighed in relief and curled herself up in her sheets falling asleep almost immediately.
When she woke up the other morning she was in a good mood. Since it was Sunday she’d only study a little, maybe cook some meals for the upcoming week. As she got ready in the bathroom she heard her phone beeping in the other room. With a toothbrush in her mouth she went over to check who had texted her, it was an unknown number.
Hey, do u happen to have the recipe of that strawberry cake ?
it was seriously so good and I feel like I need more of it
oh I’m jisoo btw the one you gave the last piece of cake at Lisa’s party yesterday
I got ur number from her too I hope it’s okay
A smile flashed onto Jennie’s lips as the picture of Jisoo eating the cake popped up in her head.
She hesitantly texted her back.
I’m glad you liked it and ofc I can give u the recipe. How about meeting at the lil coffee shop near the park at 2 PM?
Almost immediately she got an answer
yes I’ll be there ^^
The smile remained on Jennie’s lips as she got ready, rewrote the recipe in neat handwriting and made her way to the coffee shop.
Ok so, I’ve been writing an AU about JD and Veronica where they met before his mom died, and because he had Veronica growing up he didn’t get totally fucked up because he wasn’t completely alone and he actually had someone who loved him. I’ve been taking age prompts where I write short fics about them at that age, and I’m finally doing 17, but since it’s basically taking place during canon it’s gonna be really long, so I’m breaking it up into a few parts. This is part one! It’s basically a rewritten version of Beautiful. I hope you dig it folks :-)
“I fell in love with journalling earlier this year. Not only is it a way to get your thought done to clear your mind and have as a reference later on in life, it’s a way for you to be creative even a little bit.” by lipstick-unicorn.