these are all my feelings about all the things

anonymous asked:

Hi there. You probably won't read this, but if you do I would really like some advice from such talented artist like you. I love drawing and honestly I'm not so very good at times. So when I get discouraged over details that I'm not getting well at in a drawing, what do you recommend I do? One day I wish to make my own graphic novel, but how can I become better at drawing if I get easily discouraged. Where do you find the motivation to draw so well? If you have any helpful advice, I'm all ears

Hello anon!  Even though I’m not able to reply to most of my Asks, I do read all of them and really appreciate when people send them.  <3 

Anyway, I get discouraged at times too, especially if I compare myself to others. But the first thing I try to remember is that instead of feeling like I’ll never be that good, I use their art as a learning tool instead and study what I like about it.  (Many artists also have tutorials and videos that are invaluable) 

Probably the most important thing is to just keep drawing.  Draw A LOT.  Studying art tutorials and books will help you learn new skills, but drawing is the only way you’ll actually improve. 

Do as many pictures as you can from start to finish.  Sketches and doodles help you improve too, but going all the way to a fully finished picture (whether black and white or fully colored) is how you’ll figure out a stable work flow. 

Have fun with your art.  If you’re not having fun you’re not going to want to do it.  Find something you LOVE to draw, something you’re really passionate about, whether it’s fan art from your favorite fandom, original characters, portraits, etc.  If you don’t love it, drawing will be harder than it should be.

Some people draw in silence, but me, I need music. On days when I’m sitting in front of the computer staring at Photoshop and not really feeling it, I turn on my go-to drawing playlist, try to blank out my mind, and just draw.  I have several types of drawing playlists, each designed to help me either get focused or get pumped!

Find something that helps inspire you and give you ideas, whether it’s books, fanfiction, movies, or squee-ing over your favorite headcanons with friends.  I’ve had conversations with people where I come out feeling like, “OMG I NEED TO DRAW THIS!”

Final note that may not apply to everyone but is still important to mention:  Take care of your mental health.  If there is something that is affecting your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, such as depression, anxiety disorder, etc. it may also affect your creativity.  Professionals are there to help you.  If you broke your leg, you would seek medical help.  If your brain is self sabotaging because of a chemical imbalance, you should also get medical help.  It may not be a quick fix, but it’s better than letting it fester and get worse.

I hope this helps, and good luck!!

ALSO idk how to feel about all this “congrats to the La La Land people for being gracious and respectful losers” things. like this Critics’ Choice tweet.

and these “i feel so bad for the La La Land ppl” things i’m seeing from prominent ppl on my timelines. like Neil Patrick Harris, whose concern for the white cast and crew of La La Land and the white people who read and gave out the awards came before his congrats to the black team of Moonlight. almost like an afterthought, even.

like…that’s great and all, but…the focus keeps going back to What The White People Did Right™ instead of How Black People Won A Huge Victory for Black LGBQTIA People All Over The World™. i mean, sure, i believe in thanking allies for doing the right thing but at the same time it feels like a Special Participation Award given to privileged people. especially with something like “Moonlight,” a story of being black and gay being told by an all-black cast, written by all-black writers and a black director, who said the words “black non-conforming” on a live broadcast going out to most corners of the world. to go from “OMG MOONLIGHT IS THE ACTUAL WINNER” right down to “but good on La La Land for not having hard feelings” feels reductive

and then there’s the “don’t blame warren beatty, it was faye dunaway’s fault for reading out the wrong winner” and “poor warren beatty” posts. it’d probably be nice to know who REALLY was at fault, but when you remember that Steve Harvey was getting a ton of shit for making a similar mistake at the 2016 Ms Universe pageant (many of my fellow filipinos included because make no mistake while we are hospitable and nice people were also very judgmental AND I HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT) in about the same amount of time as people are coming to warren beatty’s defense…well, it’s just causing me major side-eye. it’s a wonky thing to try and cross or find balance on because warren beatty is in fact not at fault and steve harvey had in fact made an (honest) mistake when he read the Runner-Up part of the card as the Ms Universe part. B U T honestly. how quickly and heavily are people trying to protect the blameless (???) old white man, and how many people were insulting and trying to tear down the (honest???) black man when similar mistakes happened/were made? even if ppl were to tell me “but warren beatty actually is kind of a good guy, and steve harvey is kind of a dick” there’s STILL a bit of a racial aftertaste in my mouth about the whole thing. i truly don’t know if i’m wrong to think this, or if i’m the only one to do so, but there it is. 

TL;DR: CELEBRATE MOONLIGHT’S WIN. LET LA LA LAND’S LOSS AND THE GAFFE WITH THE ANNOUNCING DIE OUT ALREADY. the win is far more important tonight, tomorrow and in the future.

anonymous asked:

Hey Kyle. I'm looking for some help: I am, biologically, female and I have no problem with that genitalia, or the fact I have breasts, but it feels weird in my mind. But my feelings on my gender change often. Sometimes it's female. Sometimes it's trans/non binary. Sometimes it's agender, however, despite all this, I don't feel gender fluid. I really hate the concept of gender, but bc of my parents and I go to a girls school, I have to be out as female. I always used to wish I was a boy.

Experiment. 

You don’t need to go on hormones, get surgery and legally change your name and gender all the sudden. IF you feel like you may be trans/non binary try out these terms, be who you want to be, you will realize quickly if it feels right or not. 

Also talking to a gender therapist about these things would be extremely helpful and can really be an eye opening experience, valuable to self discovery. 

Perhaps you dislike gender because it constricts you and is telling you to be something you aren’t. 

Experimentation is the best way for us to find out if something is the right fit for us. It is okay to experiment with your gender and the worst thing that happens is you stop going by those pronouns, name etc and go back your name before or try something else. 

Kyle

P.S I think you should also check out this video 

macko-99  asked:

02 Kate Kane

  • How I feel about this character: I LOVE HER. In all seriousness, Kate is a highly, HIGHLY important character to me and she means so much to me personally, but also to comics at large.
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character: Renee, Maggie, Diana
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character: Cass, Stephanie, Tim, Bruce – I really loved the relationship potential from ‘Tec
  • My unpopular opinion about this character: She and Renee work best as past lovers
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Can we PLEASE resolve the crap with her dad and sister and be done with the Cult of Cain or whatever? Please?
  • my OTP: KatexMaggie
  • my cross over ship: Okay, hear me out: Kate and Jessica Jones. JUST THINK ABOUT IT
  • a headcanon fact: She’s going to challenge Bruce to a fistfight over who gets to publicly adopt Cass. He can’t tell if she’s actually serious or not.

wengerwillnotspend  asked:

i'm curious to why you love biology

AAAAAAAAAA IDK BIOLOGY IS AMAZING LIKE. we are all fully functioning humans with a brain and organs and my GOD the brain is literally just a lump of tissue with the consistency of a piece of tofu with some thin electrical wires running through it and it’s capable of feeling happy and sad and angry and surprised and confused on a daily basis!!!! like it’s so TECHNICAL but it’s capable of feeling all these intangible things and like??? if you hold someone’s brain in your hands it’s like….someone’s entire life can you believe that, their every emotion and every action right there in your hands and yet….it’s literally just a lump of grey tissue you just look at it and you’re like ew but i love finding out how it works i love using my brain to find out how my brain works!!!

and also!!! i love finding out things about our daily lives like we’ve all heard things about diet, about cholesterol and fats and proteins and how we should eat more of some and less of some because it’s ~good for you~ but have you ever wondered why??? like, not only at the systemic or organ or cellular level, but also at the molecular level, what do these things do for you and how do they do it? how does your body take them up? how does it regulate the levels of these things? it’s all so simple what we were taught in like high school, oh yes the intestinal villi take up your nutrients and fat goes through the lymphatic system blah blah blah but then…why? what happens after that? i love imagining what my body is doing right now, like small intestine my man how u doing? everyone thinks the stomach is the most important part but it is literally useless the small intestine is underrated

and immunology!!!!!!!!! how we survive!!!!!!!!!! our body is such a BADASS honestly it’s constantly fighting a war and we’re just going about our day like….touching bacteria and stuff. i mean like, we could literally DIE BUT YET!!! our body is naturally fending these creeps off and we don’t even know it we don’t even command it it just happens!!! i am so amazed i love our immune system so much and i trust it so much my life is literally in its hands

and my favourite part biochemistry!!!! EVERYTHING boils down to biochemistry, how our body works how our cells survive and how they send signals to each other…every receptor, every ligand…..the movement of our cells, nutrients…..the concentration gradients…..EVERYTHING god i love biochemistry so much i want to marry it. it is basically the skeleton (HAHA) of our systems, it’s so hard to study because you’re literally studying models of things you can’t actually individually witness under a microscope and you have to imagine it and make up your own picture in your head but…this is exactly what makes it so interesting!!! to think that everything you do, every response your body comes up with, is due to the biochemistry of the biomolecules in our body…………aaaaaaaaaaaa

SO KIDS……………….biology is much more than that fucking ‘the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell’ bullshit ok that fucking offends me so much people who say that’s all biology is can FUCK OFF honestly you are literally MADE OF BIOLOGY!!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

a user on here keeps saying people with bpd are abusive and using their experiences with someone who had npd or bpd or whatever to say that all of us are like this and that being abusive is a trait and it's honestly so upsetting and they accused me of all of this stuff i didn't say and i c an't even come on here anymore without getting andiety and teeling upset :( i'm not a monster :( why do people think i am just because of my diagnosis? do you have any tips on feeling better ? :(

You’re not a monster at all, BPD doesn’t make us bad, it doesn’t make us abusive. It’s a shame their abuse made them spread such harmful things about those with BPD, I truly hope they unlearn it very soon.

Talk to others with BPD, they can support and validate you. Remind yourself that your BPd doesn’t make you abusive, never has, and never will. BPD is just a mental illness like others, and not our fault.

I am frustrated…bc I know I have a good sense for design but I feel like everything I do is not as good as it could be?? and I just want to get to that point where I can actually feel good about the things I make or to have even a shred of confidence but I feel like I’m not there yet… :/ and like it’s not even a case of comparing myself to my fellow classmates, because everyone in my classes, we are all kind of at the same point in our education and all that, like we are all finding ourselves as designers but I can’t help but feel frustrated bc I’m not as good as I think I should be or could be. :/

just some stuff you should read

Hi everybody! I hope you’ve all been doing well. Some really good things have been happening here at college so I’m in a much better mind set. Thanks to all of your suggestions, I’ve gone through all of my requests and am choosing to only write the ones I feel excited about. I think requests will be back open soon, but until then, I hope you’re enjoying my infrequent and spontaneous uploads :)

Alright so, I hope ya’ll are chill, but I’m gonna keep writing Caspar/reader imagines. Maddie is GREAT I love her and she really seems to make Caspar happy which is awesome. I’ve got absolutely nothing against her whatsoever. But, I would still love to write Caspar imagines if you guys request them or if I come up with an idea. Again, want to emphasize that Maddie is great and lovely, but these imagines are, after all, works of fiction. Sometimes it’s nice to escape into a different reality. That is why I started writing these in the first place.

Second, I have a lot of opinions on YouTube. There’s a lot of drama going on right now that’s not around the buttercream boys. There’s that stuff with Pewdiepie and now Zoe and I have a lot of opinions on it all. I used to just go to my friends about it, but they’ve all sort of grown out of YouTube, so I don’t always know where to go. I think I’m going to start going here. If I have any feelings about any YouTube situations or just thoughts after I watch a video, I want to come on here, make a text post, and hopefully start some good conversations about it. The buttercream boys will still be the only people I write imagines about and will still be the bulk of this blog, but I want to chat with you guys more, especially since I’m sure I’m not the only one who watches more YouTubers than just our boys.

I hope that all made sense. Again, I’m close to caught up with these requests. I want to work on more right now but I have scholarship essays for college that are due in two days and I haven’t even touched them. Hopefully I will be on again soon.

Also, I’ll probably post some things I’ve been thinking about around the YouTube community some time today, so look out for that if you wanna chat about it with me :)

Love you guys so so much! xx

I’ve been meaning to say this I just don’t know how to put it properly into words but now that the awards are over, I might as well try.

also I don’t give a shit if you think all my oscar posts are annoying since this is literally…the thing I want to do with my life? 

(under a read more so I won’t annoy y’all too much)

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thecozypreacher  asked:

Good Morning Beautiful, I hate Mondays. But I do like you pretty lady. Also I always thought your boobies were sweet but your cookie boobies are amazing. I would like to order a dozen please. 😍😚 P. S. Also if I could get a large coffee boobies to go that would be wonderful. 😆

Hahahahahaha
Good Morning! I needed a chuckle this AM I’m feeling a lot on the tired and cranky side. I’m not a morning person at all. But add in little and shitty sleep makes for a very Cranky Bombshell… it’s not always pretty. It’s a good thing on Monday’s I work damn near by myself all day. Not to sure how perky I’m going to be today.
And thanks to the cookie boobs I found crumbs in my bed. I thought I had gotten them all… I didn’t.
About to pull into a Starbucks for round 3 with the coffee. The 2 giant cups at home are not cutting it.

lego-joker  asked:

002 - Nell Little?

  • How I feel about this character: I actually REALLY love Nell and she’s one of my favorite parts of Steph’s Batgirl title. Which is a REALLY weird thing to say, I know, but I just felt like there was so much potential there that’s untapped. Which, I mean, I feel that way about just about every kid character in the DCU which is why I worked so much on that Future Titans AU for so long lol
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character: In Future Titans she and Colin are a thing
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character: Her and Stephanie of course!
  • My unpopular opinion about this character: Not sure if I have one…
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Returning? At all?
  • my OTP: Eh. I guess Colin but I’m not 10000% committed 
  • my cross over ship: Meh
  • a headcanon fact: She is the daughter of John Robinson from Cass’ Batgirl series and she’s been a fan of Batgirls since that fateful and terrible day where her mom and herself were given hope through Batgirl’s presence at their worst hour. 

Im being really fragile and emotional todayi feel like a dam thats about to break open and ruin any nearby villages tbh i just feel…so many things…all the time sometimes i feel like my body cant contain all of me i justfeel like 20 feet tall but its all made up of feels and i feel like i could just smother a person with all of them its so overwhelming

This is super late because of exams and because I’m not fast but CONGRATS, Jack, for reaching 13 million subscribers!! Thank you for being such a beacon of positivity! :D

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older!Corvo and older!Daud meeting someplace out-of-the-way for a smoke for @yellowcandy

my least favorite thing is where I don’t intentionally procrastinate and instead just suddenly find out that I totally didn’t do the thing and it is now too late

I hate that thing