theres no way to tell anyone

anonymous asked:

Serious question: how was life before you came out to everyone? I’ve been following you since 4eva (ily and I can’t escape this app what can I say) and I remember you coming out like your first year in college. How was it before that? Did you come out all at once or tell a few people along the way? How did the ppl closest to you take it? Did you end up losing anyone you loved because of your sexuality? I’m thinking of coming out soon, and there are just so many things that could happen I’m 😩

In general, life before coming out was actually pretty good. Aside from how much I struggled with being closeted highschool was really enjoyable.

I didn’t tell a single person before college which i regret, and if i could do it over i would’ve come out to everyone, but hey, theres no point in dwelling on the past

Everyone I told was actually extremely supportive. I started off by personally telling a few people who were close to me then i just made a post on insta. I actually got a huggge flood of comments & texts from people I went to highschool with showing me support. One guy who even kinda bullied me throughout my childhood-highschool texted me and apologized and wished me all the best which was surprising but really nice. 

But I know exactly how you feel. When I was closeted I had so much anxiety about the thought of coming out and felt so trapped and every homophobic comment, no matter how little, that people around me said was just another nail on my closet door. But coming out was the most liberating thing I’ve done in my life and even if I did lose relationships in the process, I think the feeling of being able to live my life unapologetic of who I am would outweigh it. 

I really hope this was helpful, and if you ever want more advice my ask/messages are always open :)

It was cat day today, so this had to be done– Sae-nyan (or would it be Nyan-ran) goes out to make a friend//

Bonus: a mini Yoo-nyan! ☆

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I wouldn’t have it any other way

Any rule can be broken while writing, period.

But it often helps to have a reason to break a rule, one that is purposeful and adds to the story you’re telling. Writers do this all the time, if you know where to look:

  • PUNCTUATION - Cormac McCarthy doesn’t use quotation marks in his novel The Road, even when characters are talking- but it contributes significantly to the lonely, desolate, ash-laden setting.
  • POV / LINEAR - In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes in third and first person narration, out of chronological order, with deliberately conflicting accounts of certain scenes- and this helps convey a “story truth” rather than a “happening truth“ (his own words), as well as the confusing reality of war for soldiers.
  • PASSIVE VOICE - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle frequently uses the passive voice in his Sherlock Holmes stories, adding a sense of mystery and  more natural conversation between characters.

These are only a handful of the many examples that are out there- novels, short stories, poetry, all forms of writing have instances of this.

It’s never strictly necessary to have a reason, of course- as writers, we rarely deal in absolutes when it comes to rules. But if you can bend and break the rules in a way that enhances your story, you can add another layer of depth to it.

anonymous asked:

Okay total wackjob sounding question but do you think there's any point in writing fanfiction for a dead/non-existent fandom?

I’m gonna skip the intros and just say this: ABSOLUTELY.

Originally posted by ba1n3s

Seriously, I’ve spent a majority of my fanfic life writing for “dead fandoms”, and can I tell you, there are so many benefits.  To name a few:

  • You can take more liberty with the characters.  Anyone in a popular fandom can tell you that the more people that are out there, writing and reading fanfiction, the more pressure there is to write characters a certain way.  Everyone else’s headcanons practically become law, to the point that when you try to do something original, it feels weird or out of character.  When you’re in a fandom full of cricket noises, though, the characters are your playground.
  • There’s someone out there who will adore you.  Even if they don’t review, there are living people in dead fandoms, and they will appreciate anything you post, even if it feels like shouting into the void.  You have no idea how many obscure or dead fandoms I’m still in, simply because someone out there published a few fics I loved.  You can ask any fanfic reader and they’ll probably tell you the same thing.
  • Fewer of the usual tropes have been written.  You know the stuff: characters have to fake a relationship, characters are kidnapped, characters are stranded on an island, characters are thrust into a zombie apocalypse, characters are genderswapped, and the like.  A dead fandom means that there’s less work out there, which means you can write the “fandom staples” and AUs that the fandom lacks.  It’s actually quite beautiful, to be the last hope for Fandom Trash.
  • The dead fandom may come back to life.  Star Wars fanfiction, for the characters I liked, was basically dead as I was growing up.  Everyone was writing about Anakin Skywalker and the new trilogy and I was bored as hell.  Then the new movie was announced, including the original trilogy characters, and everything kicked back to life again!  All my old stories were suddenly getting attention and feedback.  The same thing happens when an old TV show gets a movie or an old movie gets a reboot, etc. etc. etc.
  • It teaches you to write for yourself.  It’s a common misconception, especially in fanfiction culture, that writing is a product – a gift you give to other people.  This is emphasized by reviewers soliciting more chapters and messaging writers privately to pressure them (which many of us know is a pain in the ass).  But when you’re writing, with no intention of professionally publishing and little expectation of online feedback, you feel free to do what you want.  You start to write scenes and plots that make you happy, because writing becomes more about the process.  And that’s invaluable.

So in conclusion: hell yeah, own that dead fandom.  Who knows?  You might even pull a Frankenstein and bring it back to life, yourself.

Originally posted by newsweek

– Mod Joanna ♥️


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

What went down in Dislocoeur
  • INTRO SEQUENCE
  • Ms. Bustier: in many fairy tales the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess, can anyone tell me why?
  • Rose: BECAUSE DO THE SMOOCHY THING
  • Ms. Bustier: that's not really an answer
  • Max: technically this only applies to 87% of fairy tales
  • Ms. Bustier: there's no way that number is correct
  • Ms. Bustier: maybe like 7% or 8% at most
  • Rose: DO THE SMOOCHY THING
  • Ms. Bustier: yes Rose we got that
  • Rose: DO THE SMOOCHY THING DO THE SMOOCHY THING DO THE SMOOCHY THING
  • Ms. Bustier: who are you even talking to
  • Ms. Bustier: are you saying that in the imperative
  • Rose: pls do the smoochy thing :( #ladynoir
  • Adrien: well I just wrote this poem time to toss it in the garbage with the rest of the fandom
  • Marinette: hmm I wonder what that hot guy threw in the trash
  • Marinette: ooh it's a poem!
  • Marinette: "roses are red, violets are violet, poetry is f**king hard, do the smoochy thing pls"
  • Chloé: hmm why is Marinette looking through the garbage
  • Sabrina: did you know there's an entire fandom in there?
  • Chloé: wow she must be really desperate
  • Max: kk Kim it's time for you to run along this route and meet your crush on a bridge
  • Kim: why is her route so convoluted
  • Max: idk but if you meet her on that particular bridge and give her this particular jewel you've got a 87% chance of success
  • Kim: there's no way that number is correct
  • Kim: maybe like 7% or 8% at most
  • Marinette: I say go for it!
  • Kim: kk, running now
  • Alya: NO WAIT COME BACK
  • Alya: NEVER TAKE ROMANTIC ADVICE FROM MARINETTE
  • Marinette: now imma write a poem to Adrien
  • Chloé: and imma break the hearts of a buncha tweens
  • Chloé: hey tweens! you see how fabulous I am? well I'm never gonna date you
  • Chloé: do you see what you're missing out on
  • Chloé: well that was fun anyway I hope one of you gets akumatized now
  • Chloé: F**K ALL Y'ALL TO THE END OF THE WORLD AND BACK
  • Chloé: b**ch I'm out
  • Kim: *goes to bridge*
  • Kim: this is the Pont des Arts, right?
  • Kim: so where did all the locks go
  • Kim: it's just panes of plexiglass
  • Kim: this is way less romantic now
  • Chloé: hey Kim
  • Kim: hey Chloé lemme smash
  • Chloé: are you for real
  • Kim: I got you blue AND yellow
  • Chloé: you're as pathetic as that meme
  • Kim: she doesn't want blue and yellow
  • Chloé: look I've got a buncha tweens clamoring after me now
  • Chloé: so you're like fourth in line at best
  • Chloé: BYE
  • Kim: what has my life come to
  • Hawkmoth: wow this is even more sad than usual
  • Hawkmoth: like, I actually feel really sorry for you
  • Hawkmoth: so here have an incredibly cool transformation
  • Dislocoeur: now we're talkin
  • Dislocoeur: I've got a bow and arrows!
  • Dislocoeur: pew pew pew!
  • Marinette: and now it's POETRY TIME
  • Alya: whaddaya got
  • Marinette: "roses are nerds, poems are easy, lemme smash pls bc I think you're hot"
  • Alya: wot
  • Marinette: wow romance really isn't all that great when you're honest about it
  • Alya: wow and here I didn't think you'd ever have enough experience with romance to figure that out
  • Marinette: ooh sweet burn
  • Marinette: btw that flying guy just shot you with an arrow
  • Alya: yeah that's where the sweet burn came from
  • Alya: and now I'm suddenly tempted to go confront Nino in a rap battle
  • Marinette: YES DO IT
  • Marinette: ok Tikki let's kick that flying guy's butt
  • Dislocoeur: hey it's Ladybug!
  • Marinette: no not yet
  • Dislocoeur: oops sorry
  • Marinette: Tikki, spots on!
  • Dislocoeur: there we go!
  • Ladybug: welp running away now
  • Dislocoeur: pew pew pew!
  • Chat Noir: hey Ladybug I've got a confession to make
  • Ladybug: look I already know you love me ok?
  • Ladybug: please don't endanger us by confessing what's already incredibly obvious when there's a supervillain trying to shoot us
  • Dislocoeur: *shoots Chat Noir*
  • Ladybug: that one's on him
  • Dislocoeur: yeah kinda
  • Chat Noir: now imma kill you
  • Ladybug: why
  • Chat Noir: because hate always wins
  • Ladybug: citation needed
  • Chat Noir: citation: the US election
  • Ladybug: ok fair point
  • Chat Noir: you just accepted anecdotal evidence as proof of a general claim
  • Ladybug: oops you're right
  • Chat Noir: now prepare to die
  • Dislocoeur: *tracks down Chloé*
  • Chloé: wow and here I thought you couldn't get any more ridiculous
  • Dislocoeur: imma shoot you now
  • Chloé: and give me the ability to make even sweeter burns than usual?
  • Dislocoeur: wait nvm that's a terrible idea
  • Chloé: wow even as a villain you can't succeed in anything
  • Dislocoeur: hey Hawkmoth can you Tier 2 akumatize me?
  • Hawkmoth: sorry buddy you're on your own
  • Ladybug: I gotta figure out how to dehateify Chat Noir!
  • Brain ghost Ms. Bustier: the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess
  • Brain ghost Rose: DO THE SMOOCHY THING
  • Ladybug: disclaimer—the following kiss is intended solely as a means of counteracting Dislocoeur's akuma-granted ability, and should not be interpreted in any romantic or otherwise non-platonic context
  • Ladybug and Chat Noir: *do the smoochy thing*
  • Rose: YES THIS IS PERFECT
  • Chat Noir: I don't remember any of that
  • Ladybug: good now end that f**ker
  • Chat Noir: *ends that f**ker*
  • Ladybug: well I guess we're done here
  • ROLL CREDITS
Kaisoo mega post @ EXOrDium in Mexico 042717

Finally I arrived home yesterday! I was very excited to comeback and tell you guys all my experiences at the EXOrDium in Mexico. Unfortunately I did not record a lot because I wanted to enjoy the concert 100%. This gonna be my kaisoo post, if you want to read my entiere experience I’ll update it soon. And I’m very sorry if this a little bit late, I wanted to post it ASAP but I was so tired. TT And thank you so much for all  of you wishing me fun!!

So first things first, yeah Ksoo have the best ass and thights in e.xo like man he has the perfect body ¡his shoulders are so narrow! He’s very cute and JI is a ball of happiness and very handsome! TT They look the same as in TV. 

Well how you already saw in some photos or fancams they whispered into each other ear at the first ment, Ksoo literally was kissing JI’s ear, like he whispered REALLY close, I was in shook because I watched in the past a lot of photos/fancams of it (whisper is something very common for them) but watching it live is really something else, Ksoo and JI really get REALLY close to each other to whisper more close than necesary in my opinion lol.

They smiled at each other A LOT through all the concert, like if they saw each other at any moment they would smile ASAP.

At the acoustic part JI were staring at Ksoo almost all the time he were speaking or singing but it’s so unique, he stares at him in this way in particular, I can’t describe it but when someone says JI have this special stare for Ksoo is true 100%. But it wasnt one sided, if you could see with how much pride and fondness Ksoo stares at JI when he’s dancing, like everything disapear for him when JI is doing his solos, Ksoo couldnt stop staring and have like this little secret smile just reserved for him.

At Unfair meanwhile Ksoo were inside the TVBox JI went and pretended to knock the door (idk what was he thinking like come on JI thats a tv wtf) trying to get ksoo attention then there were a part where Ksoo, JI and Mseok disapered for like 1-2 minutes inside of the refigerator box. 

Ksoo walked by and pat JI’s back. I don’t really remember in what song this was but they were wearing the outfit they wear for overdose in concert (black shine jacket?)

I don’t quite remember when this moment happen if when Ksoo and JI found each other in the middle of the stage or they were standing side by side but i’m pretty sure it happend because they smiled at each other with so much emotion and fondness, like they were so happy and enjoying of sharing the same stage. I was smiling like a fool the entire time it was happening so that’s why i remember it.

They stand next to each other when signing Angel and were waving at the fans.

These were all the Kaisoo moments I can recall and that I saw but now I want to add something really interesting I want to share with all you guys. So you can skip this is you just want just know what moments happened at the concert.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Not trying to come off as rude,,but um are you Dan's secret acc? it's okay if you are, you don't have to tell anyone, you can just message me because I asked nicly. You just talk about Phil way to much I figured this is definitly Dan's account!! There's no need to be insecure it either, it's an okay blog but mine is better and I can teach. Pls reply!!!!!

I’M LAUGHING

anonymous asked:

Say if Sheith happens, who do you think would come to terms with their feelings first, Shiro or Keith?

hm i kinda feel like there was always something sort of there, going back to prekerberos. not something that either of them ever thought about too deeply or brought up to the other, but just like a “well, thats a problem for another day” type thing they kinda filed away. with keith especially i think its hard because after being alone so much and having no real friends or family its probably hard for him to judge different relationships and their levels of intimacy? like, how do you know that someone isn’t just like a brother if you’ve never had one? how do you tell the difference between a really close platonic friend and a crush if you’ve gone literally years without making any other friends? 

he’s also very self-sacrificing and willing to die for basically anyone on his team so like, it probably doesnt help that he has this really overwhelming sense of loyalty to the people he cares about. though bom makes it clear that, on a subconscious level at least, he knows shiro is definitely the most important person in his life. keith also prioritiezes his personal loyalty to shiro over his duty as a paladin, which is why he and allura both didn’t want the team to attack zarkon’s base, but keith immediately runs off to fight the emperor one on one to defend shiro. it’s also notable that fake shiro’s little speech about how the team needs him and they’re all a family isnt what convinces keith to give up the knife–losing shiro, and the knowledge that he would be completely alone as a result, is what breaks him. 

so while keith knows how important shiro is to him, i dont think he has a word for that yet really. it would probably take him a while to actually put together what he’s feeling. shiro on the other hand might actually put two and two together pretty quickly, especially since keith tends to let slip how important shiro is to him pretty easily. 

so i can see keith kinda unknowingly saying something that sounds like a confession and shiro kinda realizing that keith has feelings and maybe sorting out whatever’s going on with his own based on that. then again, i think its also possible that keith might become aware of his feelings on his own, and he just starts avoiding shiro. closing himself off more and more until shiro kinda just checks in on him again or pulls him aside and tells him that whatever’s going on, they need to work it out 

either way, whoever becomes aware of it first, i think shiro would have to be the one to actually bring it up. but huh i never really thought too much about this. anyone else have a different take on it? 

anonymous asked:

listen... richie and eddie play fight/wrestle/have tickle fights ALL OF THE TIME okay like if they're having a disagreement on which movie to watch or if they're fighting over the tv remote or something stupid they're just like "ALRIGHT THERES ONLY ONE WAY TO SETTLE THIS" and they just go at each other until one gives up and like even though richie has the obvious advantage because he's a lot taller he always lets eddie have his way anyway (sorry this is long and dumb)

okay this is so real??

+ also eddie is super fucking ticklish, like all over

+ richie is only ticklish under his arms, but when eddie touches him there, he squeezes his shoulders up and clenches his eyes shut and giggles so sweetly that “if you tell anyone about that, eds, there will be no mercy next time” but eddie melts every time because holy shit?? his boy is so cute?? this Tall Cool boy giggling and squealing like a 4 year old?? adorable

+ sometimes, they’ll be watching a movie or something and richie will just pounce on eddie and start tickling him all over and eddie just SCREAMS and laughs uncontrollably and has tears running down his face

+ (afterwards, he’ll pout for at least 12 minutes, until richie comes over and kisses him)

+ they even do this in front of the other losers,,, and at first they all thought it was cute but now they are so over it

“ugh, guys, seriously? we’re trying to play a g- nO RICHIE YOU’RE GOING TO MESS UP THE BOARD FUCK IT’S YOUR TURN TOO”

+ “sorry stan, eddie shouldn’t have bought park place, he knew i wanted it

+ they started doing it so much that they decided it would be a good way to solve arguments before they turned into fights

+ (richie would always let eddie win, because every time, eddie would fucking beam and he would be so proud of himself and richie figured that it was worth it to watch the pretty in pink for the 16th time, if eddie looked like that)

+ (unless the argument was about dinner, then richie didn’t hold back because “i swear to god, eds, if you make me eat your mom’s homemade macaroni one more fucking time, i’m gonna lose it”)

anonymous asked:

Why are people doing damage control over drunk Jensen? Anyone with common sense and eyes can tell he was drunk. You didn't even have to see the way he acted. It was all in his eyes. There's a long list of proof from the panel that he was drunk. But not enough room to list here. From what I've seen everyone loves drunk Jensen and had a good time. And it's not like he was drunk enough to NOT know what he was doing. He was just loosened up and didn't give a shit. I don't get the excuses being made.

yeah lol it’s not like he went on a drunken rampage and punched somebody in the face or anything else ridiculous that u hear about drunk celebrities doing. he was just having a good time.

it’s also weird how people are like “but WHY was he drinking so much!!!!!!!!!” as if he’s not allowed to let loose every once in a while without there being some depressing reason for it. guess what!!! people drink to have fun! they drink when they’re on vacation! they drink to loosen up when they have to talk to hundreds of people all weekend! 

it’s so ridiculous to judge a grown adult for drinking when all he does when he’s drunk is cry about people doing good in the world, dance like a white girl, imitate people’s accents, give people $200 for their birthday, eat pizza, name a unicorn “steven,” show his best friend his bear underwear onstage in front of hundreds of people,,,,,,like, it could be a lot worse, people. 

some words, re: the pens

it is 100% possible to continue loving your team while still remaining critical of their actions. like any loved one, you need to be able to call them on their bullshit and hold them accountable. it doesn’t mean you hate them, it means you‘re rightfully disappointed in them and want them to change and be better than they are.

and you are not naïve or stupid for having expected better of them in the first place. no one can tell you “god I can’t believe you actually fucking thought they’d refuse to go, what an idiot.” passivity and cynicism and an “I told you so” attitude isn’t a good look and it isn’t going to get you anywhere, it’s not a valid way to promote change. the only way anything ever gets done is by expecting things to be better, and changing them when they aren’t, not by yawning at your keyboard and telling everyone “I told you so” on twitter when bad things happen.

One time I was talking to someone and I tried to say “I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed” and “I’m not the brightest bulb in the shack” at the same time, and ended up saying “I’m not the brightest tool in the shed” (which only proved my point further). 

but THEN! later I went to tell my sisters about what happened, and whilst talking about my stupidity, my stupidity decided to rocket launch itself into a whole other plane of supreme idiocy, and instead of telling them how I goofed and said “I’m not the brightest tool in the shed”, I somehow confused myself in a moronic mental warp and ended up spewing “I’m not the brightest shed in the shack” 

 So yeah now I get to live with that cruel irony for the rest of my life

anonymous asked:

wait dnp read fake comments about the cake scene during the liveshow? cause if thats true then goddamn there's no way they're planning to keep that a secret

its the very first conspiracy theory you can read about here: http://snokoplasm.com/5-worryingly-convincing-phandom-conspiracy-theories/ (it also concerns the gas man which is always gonna be one of my fave phandom conspiracy theories)

dan and phil both do this (or used to) and you can usually tell when because they’ll read out a very generic name (dan used the name george in a liveshow once) or they’ll talk about something and then read out a question about it faster than anyone would’ve actually been able to type it out. i kinda forgot about all of this so i have no idea how often they do it now, but they definitely used to every once in a while back in 2016

So i have a theory...

You know how Nico mention that Bianca chose to be reborn instead of moving on to Elysium? What if Bianca was reborn into Percy’s little sister? Like, the signs are little at first, but as she grows Percy starts to notice that his sister has the same toughness and independence Bianca had, and the willingness to do anything for family and then one day Percy just knows and he feels like maybe its just wishful thinking but he (embarrassed) tells Nico, expecting him to just disregard it, but instead Nico just smiles with a little bit of sadness in his eyes and nods because he had known all along just from her eyes and so Percy is just 10x more protective because theres no way in tartarus hes getting her hurt again and Nico makes it clear that he will cause anyone who hurts her immense pain so Percy’s sis has two designated badass older brothers who love her to death

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into the animation game but has no formal training in it?

I’m a lil confused because to me the answer is pretty simple , its the same as learning any other skill…you just look it up and practice

I mean it seems overly simplistic but thats pretty much the long and short of it..if you want to get into animation you have to learn it , whether its learning from yourself or going to school. You just look up animation and dive in .

Look up the 12 principles of animation , look up the animators survival kit and maybe invest in a copy. Grab some paper and a pencil and do a bouncing ball. There are lot sof tutorials out there on how to animate, and a lot of artists sharing their knowlodge. Just absorb and do , there is no shortcut to a skill. 

If you’re talking about getting into the INDUSTRY without formal training..the answer is 100% the same .  Your work will speak for itself , and if its good enough you’ll get a job without formal training. 

animation isint gifted to anyone, theres really no advice that you cant apply to any other skillset or discipline. Carpentry, cooking , i could go on. Heck , me and my father have completely different jobs yet we go about our work in the same way….knowing where we fall short and learning how to overcome it. 

if you want to animate , just animate. look up books , save ref , draw , do life drawing, watch cartoons , frame by frame animation , study , ask why and how , get involved in animation forums online , so many things.  if you’re waiting for someone to tell you secrets you’re going to be waiting a longgg time haha. 

anonymous asked:

PT 2 - so slow? i need to find a way to ease myself into learning again, but it's so exhausting. is there any way you'd suggest going about this? it sounds like you just threw yourself into anatomy over the course of about a year, which is incredible and really impressive, but i don't know that it's something i can imitate. how would you suggest getting a better grasp on color theory and stylization of anatomy, in particular? sorry this is in two parts, i hope it isn't any bother. take care!

Entire question for those reading:

hiya! your stuff is mindblowingly gorgeous, i just now came across your work and you’re incredibly talented, especially considering your age! without getting too personal/into TMI territory, i was wondering if you’d be willing to give some advice - due to depression and other illnesses, i’ve been practically nonfunctional in most aspects of my life for a couple of years now. what i’d like to know is, i guess, how would you recommend someone go about improving in art when they have to take it so slow? i need to find a way to ease myself into learning again, but it’s so exhausting. is there any way you’d suggest going about this? it sounds like you just threw yourself into anatomy over the course of about a year, which is incredible and really impressive, but i don’t know that it’s something i can imitate. how would you suggest getting a better grasp on color theory and stylization of anatomy, in particular? sorry this is in two parts, i hope it isn’t any bother. take care!

Thank you! And always remember that you don’t have to stress about learning at your own pace- you’re not less of an artist if it takes you a few extra months or years to grasp a concept or to gain skills.   

For your question now: I’d recommend setting a small goal of drawing a figure a day- or just focusing on sketching a few hands, ears, noses, torsos, whatever- and slowly increasing the amount you draw as time goes on.  If you forget or neglect to draw on one day, don’t let it get to you, and just keep drawing the next day.  People say you have to draw every single day for eight hours a day to be a great artist, but in all honesty it won’t kill you to skip a day.  On another note, draw people that interest you.  Literally the only reason why I wasn’t bored out of my mind studying anatomy was because I wasn’t technically studying anatomy, I was just drawing people that fascinated me and taking small mental notes of their shapes and proportions.  Sometimes I would see a girl or a guy and think, man I gotta put this on paper (not sure where this sensation comes from, but I’ve been noticing it more and more as the years have gone by).

I don’t think I’ll talk about color theory just yet, but if you want to stylize anatomy it’s a good idea to think about two things in particular: 

1, look at the work of artists you admire (that stylize their work).  What makes their figures so pleasing to you, where is your eye drawn, and what aspects of their drawings would you like to adopt?  It can be something as major as overall gesture and energy of their figures, or something as small as the way they sketch fingers.  Maybe theres some softness, or snap, or attitude, or sensualness to the people they depict that you’d like to emulate- consider copying of their work (obviously don’t tell anyone it’s yours) and paying attention as you copy to see what you absorb.  

2, watch people around you in real life (or use pictures if you’d like) and note what interests you about them.  Keep the little things in mind: the way their hair glints in sunlight, the way they slightly lean to one side when they talk to someone they’re comfortable with, the face they make when they’re happy-surprised versus disappointed-surprised, so on and so forth.  You don’t have to throw all of your observations into your art immediately, of course, but when you realize that there are a lot of very minute (and at times indescribable) things that make us seem more human, it gradually makes it easier to stylize and to express little pieces of humanity in your art, and people will begin to connect with it and feel genuine emotions when they look at your works.  

For now, just see if you can get in a sketchbook page or two a day; and take some time to look at people, whether they’re living and breathing, or filtered through the eyes of an artist.  You’ll get some valuable knowledge from these small exercises, and you’ll notice some improvement in due time.