think we can get 100 notes

RWBY Vol. 4 Ch. 12

How many times is this show going to make me cry? Like, I’m not comfortable with this at all.

• It’s about to go down, guys.

• This Nuckelavee for real reminds me of that thing from CTCD and I just want it dead. Please. (“Return the slab”)

•Ren’s semblance is awesome.

•Qrow/Jaune wtf did that look even mean?

•Oh crap, their asses are getting handed to them on platinum platters.


•Stop screeching, man. It’s not that serious.

•Ren’s rage scares me. Like, honestly scares me. He, as I’ve noticed, gets a kind of one track mind when he’s angry and doesn’t think clearly so he starts getting a little reckless. And that’s so unlike him.


•My baby did that self sacrifice for her man ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

•Ren low key peeped and Nora low key liked it. Don’t lie. We all saw that smirk.

•That thing did not just throw her like a ragdoll

•Oh, shit. He’s losing it again. Don’t touch his girl or he goes nuts.

•Yeah, Ren. Chill. You’re getting more wounds than necessary.

•Ren, please take a moment to calm yourself and think rationally

•Damn, I felt that slap.

•I love Nora’s progression from when she was a child. She was so scared and dull. Now, she’s still scared, but she’s also so vibrant and more confident. Proof that things 100% can get better.

• On another note, I think Ren’s kind of finally seeing her as a young adult that doesn’t necessarily need saving. I think he still saw her as that scared, defenseless kid from years ago. Like, he needed to protect her. I think now he sees that she can protect him too if they work together. But I’m pretty sure he knew that the whole time. I don’t know. These thoughts are jumbled.

•Papa Ren’s knife ❤

•Her hand ❤

•Team RNJR strategy time!!!!!!!!!

•I love how teamwork skills have progressed through the series. Like, Jaune still needs help and Ren supported him because he knows his leader still has a long way to go.

•Nora, wtf?


•Ren’s getting serious. Back up guys. Give him some room

•Ren: Lol, did you think that pterodactyl screech would scare me?

•YES, REN. KILL THE BEAST. That inner monologue gave me a reason to be at peace

•Speaking of, I’m glad that Ren can set him mind at ease.

•Don’t ask why, but I thought Qrow disappeared because he would do some backwards shit like that.

•Where’d these airships come from?????? Who called you????? Who has service out here????

•Oh, makes sense.

•Baby Qrow is gonna live, guys

•Mistral really is beautiful (Lol, I don’t remember who posted it and I’m going to find out when I’m done here, but they’d said that if Ren, Nora, and Pyrrha stayed, and Jaune had been from Anima and stayed, they’d all be at Haven. So what made them all go to Beacon (how did Renora even get there?) Just something to think about. I promise to cite as soon as I’m done if I can find the post again 😅) Update: the user is Sunder-the-gold

•IT’S CANON. MY BABIES ARE CANON. They didn’t need a kiss to be canon and I just love that. Boop is playing. This is perfect. I hope Jaune starts teasing them in V5. I think this is good way to start making up for Pyrrha’s death. Key word: start. You’re not done until she’s back in the flesh.

•Oh… Rubes… she’s left already… babes, honey

•Weiss is finally getting out of here!!!!!!

•Baby Blake!!!! (F the new WF)

•Yang upgrade afffffffff

•Poor Tai. Both of his babies are gone again.

•Zwei is life.


•Jaune, baby it’s gonna be okay. I promise. (They’re playing Cold. I’m officially done.)

•Aw, it’s a little memorial now with Papa Ren’s knife.

•Team JNR cuddle and mourn time.

•(I’m pretty sure Nora and Ren share a bed, if I’m not mistaken…)


•Old WF for life!!!!! I love the look they share

•Is that Menagerie???? Sure looks like it kind of. SHE’S GOING FOR BLAKE

•I’m still confused about Oscar. I want to learn more

•Ilia, WF spies, fuck you

•Cinder, fuck you, too. (I still think we should her for human transmutation so we can bring back Pyrrha)

•Don’t say lost, Ruby. Please.

•Ruby is so strong. I love her to pieces ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

•Qrow’s dry humor is great

•Oh, shit. She’s going for Ruby and not Blake… great! (Lol, I think she’ll be the one to tease Renora instead ;3333)

•This letter drove me to tears

•Oh, hell no


Now, we have to wait for the soundtrack and V5 in Fall… I can’t wait that long. Please. Please no.

hello my friends in the 100 fandom, here is the list, taken from jasper finding it in the chancellor’s quarters in 4x04 “a lie guarded” as we can see, clarke’s name is written in completely different handwriting, which begs the question why tf everyone thinks she wrote it?? anyways you can see quite a few names on here, will try to get higher quality when i can

5/100 days of productivity
11 ∙ 7 ∙ 16

Today I:

wrote killer notes in all of my lectures (which I will upload tomorrow bc I am currently very comfy in bed)
found and annotated a couple more articles for my two research papers due in a month
finally caught up on Beloved
finished my pre-lab report for this week’s lab

I’m super proud of myself for getting so much work done because I think I’m getting sick :c Anyway, can we talk about how cute this Ipsy bag is? I’ve been using it as a pencil case for the past month, and I absolutely do not care that it isn’t relevant anymore. It is adorable, and I love it! (also yes, the zipper slider is a little ghost 👻)

peep scully on my laptop

anonymous asked:

This might be a dumb question, but..why is water a liquid? Aren't the elements that make it up normally gases? Is it temperature?

Actually, that’s not a dumb question at all.  It’s a very fundamental question, and so the answer is something people often take for granted.

First and foremost, chemical compounds do not necessarily share the properties of the elements they’re made of.  This is an important principle of chemistry, because it explains the vast diversity of chemical substances.  The human body is made up of many, many different types molecules, but it’s mostly made of just four elements: Oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon.  You can combine these four elements into all sorts of different combinations and proportions, and each combination has different properties depending on how the atoms of each element are arranged. 

Water is made up of two hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. This happens because oxygen atoms have a lot of electrons in their outermost electron shell, while hydrogen atoms have very few.   Atoms can become more stable when they have a completely full outermost shell.  They can do this by giving up or acquiring electrons to become ions.  Another solution is to share electrons by forming chemical bonds.  This is something hydrogen and oxygen do very well. 

Hydrogen is the simplest element.  It’s outermost electron shell is its only shell, and it only has one electron in it.   It needs just on more to have a full shell.  Left to themselves, hydrogen atoms will solve this problem by simply sharing electrons with one another, forming molecules with two hydrogen atoms apiece.  We can call this molecule “dihydrogen” or “diatomic hydrogen”, or “molecular hydrogen”, but usually it’s just called hydrogen, since this is the form we usually deal with when we think about the element.

Since the two hydrogen atoms are sharing their electrons, they can both have a full outermost electron shell at the same time.   This form is more stable, but only if the chemical bond between them remains in tact.   But it takes some energy to break the bond.  Without that energy, the hydrogen atoms aren’t likely to separate on their own. 

What this means is that a hydrogen molecule isn’t particularly reactive.  It just sort of floats around without much interest in interacting with anything else.  This includes other hydrogen molecules.  Because each hydrogen atom only has one electron apiece, they can only form one chemical bond at a time.  So there’s not much point in switching partners.  The molecules of hydrogen will just sort of float around and bounce off one another without doing anything. 

This is why hydrogen is a gas.  You can condense hydrogen into a liquid, but only at a very low temperature, -252.9°C.  At that temperature, the molecules become so low in energy that they can’t bounce around as fast, and it becomes easier for them to stick together.  But they’re not tightly bound together, so they can still flow around each other.  That’s a liquid. 

By contrast, iron is a solid at room temperature because its atoms are much more willing to cling together and form rigid crystalline structures.  These structures don’t start to come loose until the iron is very hot, which is why iron has a very high melting point (1,538°C), and an even higher boiling point  (2,862°C).

The same principle that explains hydrogen’s low boiling point also apply to oxygen.  Oxygen atoms have six electrons in their outermost shell, but they need eight to be completely full.  So they pair off, much like hydrogen atoms, except they share two electrons apiece, forming two chemical bonds, or a double bond. 

Now it is possible for oxygen atoms to bond with multiple atoms at one time, this generally doesn’t work when it’s just oxygen atoms involved.  Ozone is a molecule of three oxygen atoms, and while they’re able to make it work, the arrangement isn’t very stable, so it doesn’t take much to pull it apart.  This is what makes ozone so reactive, and why it’s toxic enough that large cities will declare “ozone alerts” when there’s too much of it in the atmosphere. 

Generally speaking, oxygen prefers a two-atom molecular form, because each atom in the pair is too greedy for electrons to let its partner try to share with someone else at the same time.  So oxygen molecules behave similarly to hydrogen molecules, bouncing around without much interaction.  So oxygen is a gas too, until you cool it down to -183°C.  It’s boiling point isn’t quite as cold as hydrogen’s, but it’s still far colder than anything on Earth outside of a laboratory.  So we think of hydrogen and oxygen as gases.

However, while the molecules of these gases don’t interact much with themselves, they do react violently with one another.  This is because oxygen is greedy for electrons, while hydrogen is anxious to share electrons.  Their diatomic molecules make a decent arrangement, but an even better arrangement can be had by combining together to form a new molecule: water. 

Since oxygen can form two chemical bonds at a time, and hydrogen can only form one, the resulting molecule has two hydrogen atoms sharing electrons with the one oxygen atom.   But the water molecule has an interesting shape, and this is a consequence of the atoms it’s made up of. 

See, we might assume the molecule exists in a straight line: H-O-H.  But this isn’t how it works.  Oxygen atoms have six outermost electrons, and electrons repel one another, so when you have six off them in a valence shell together, they prefer to space themselves out.  The best way to do that is a sort of tetrahedral formation.  Imagine the oxygen atom like a big balll, and a pair of electrons sticks out at the very top.  Then towards the bottom three more pairs are arranged like the legs on a stool.  The advantage of this is that each electron pair is as far apart from one another as possible, including the electrons used to form bonds with hydrogen. 

So when all is said and done water molecules have this bent structure, with an angle of about 105 degrees.  And this creates an odd distribution of electrons in the overall structure. 

See, you’ve got these other six electrons on one side of the oxygen atom, and on the other you have these hydrogens sharing relatively few electrons.  This lopsided electron distribution leads to a phenomenon called a dipole moment, where each water molecule sort of has a little positive charge on the hydrogen side, and a little negative charge on the oxygen side.  Because of this, the atoms in a water molecule will be drawn to other water molecules.

The intermolecular attraction between hydrogen and oxygen isn’t as strong as a chemical bond.  Otherwise every water molecule would just fall apart as the atoms all swapped dance partners over and over.  But the attraction is there.  Chemists call this a hydrogen bond, since hydrogen atoms have a tendency to do this in molecules where they’re stuck to electron greedy species like oxygen.  This attraction between the molecules makes it tougher to force them apart.  In other words, it’s tougher to get water to behave like a gas, which means it has a higher boiling point: 100°C.   And that’s a temperature above what we usually see on earth, so we tend to think of water as a liquid

Note that water has very different properties from oxygen and hydrogen, but we can explain those differences because of the properties of oxygen and hydrogen.  Oxygen’s greed for electrons and hydrogen’s unique one-electron structure can tell us a lot about why water does what it does.  For example, the bent molecules and the hydrogen bonding are what cause water to arrange into hexagonal crystals when it solidifies, and this is why snowflakes look the way they do.

actuallyclintbarton  asked:

Look. Sir. You need to be King George in Hamilton. idk how you'd go about auditioning for that or whatever, but you NEED TO BE KING GEORGE, you are 100% exactly what that role need. Maybe we can start a twitter campaign to get the cast to notice? idk, I just. You need to be King George. On Broadway. You deserve it and you would SLAY THAT ROLE.

Awww!! Well, I would absolutely LOVE to play that role!! Trust me, that would be a dream come true! I just would need the song taken down a couple keys cause I can’t sing the high notes needed :/ I don’t think that’s a thing they do though.

Move and Black Magic to 100M Views

So here’s the dealio: 

Move has reached 90M views and just needs 10M for it to be Vevo certified so to help with that click here and go watch it!

Also we have until September 16th to get Black Magic certified (it has over 32M views so far). Why you may be asking do we have until that day? Well from what I’ve been told if we get the video certified by that day then the girls will have beaten the record for a girl group to have one of their videos certified in the shortest amount of time. Side note: That’s what I was told I’m not 100% sure if that is the record or not but we should still try and get it certified by that day (●ᴥ●) 

So click here to watch that video! 

We can do this mixers! Just think how special it will be to the girls to have the first single from each album Vevo certified! Mixers unite!

katannna  asked:

Hey how do you say "love is weakness" in the grounders language?

Hodnes laik kwelnes.

Loved that episode. Hearing Monty say the words “big-ass hammer” really got me right in the tombom. Seeing him wreck that hair by putting on the radiation suit, well… That made me mad. But that’s a good thing. It means the writers are doing their job. It’s important that his hair face adversity from time to time. It’s important that we, as viewers, feel uncomfortable when we think about his hair getting all staticky when that awful helmet brushes it up and jostles it. We feel that static with Monty and understand his struggle, thereby understanding a little bit better what it means to live in this world while trying to maintain a literally perfect head of hair.

Thanks for the ask! Also, note to the100writers: Those cages in Mount Weather are just awful. They remind me of the “little-ease” mentioned in Camus’ The Fall. Very well done! It makes me uncomfortable just thinking about them.

[IMPORTANT UPDATE] 160528 Super Camp in Macau

hey, ELF :)

i’m a HKELF who went to super camp in macau tonight (well… last night since it’s now like 2am) and i thought you would all like an update on how the boys are since macau is the first place they were altogether in front of fans ever since kangin’s incident. regardless of what stance you are on kangin’s situation, i’m sure you’re all worried about the other members, especially leeteuk and heechul.

since im on mobile and i can’t make proper lists and there is no read more cut and i just wanted to post this before bed to update you all + address your worries (because i was super worried and i’m sure all of you would like to know how they’re doing), this will be text heavy so please bear with it <3


• in the beginning, during the first couple of songs and throughout the first ment, the boys seemed pretty tense

• heechul was visibly upset and couldn’t even manage to smile except for a small one when one of the other members said something,

• leeteuk looked tired but still managed to smile, laugh and talk smoothly without a hitch

• kry seemed less tense and upset in comparison to their hyungs, but you could tell from their smiles that they were kind of bothered

• when game time started, the five of them didn’t look like they were in the mood, but as the game progressed bit by bit, they started loosening up, smiling and laughing and talking a lot more


• initially, when game time just started, heechul was unenthusiastic and didn’t smile

• but after he had to act out a mini drama for the situation of “what to do when you realize you don’t have toilet paper in the middle of a shit” and was encouraged by members + ELF to dance to various girl group songs in yesung’s stead, he seemed to cheer up more and more and was much more playful, energetic, talkative and just your classic loud and fun heechul

• he even whipped a danced twice’s “shy shy shy” bit multiple times throughout the rest of super camp when he felt like it

• he did kinda make a backhanded comment towards kangin’s situation at the last ment though, saying something along the lines of “we won’t embarrass/insult the super junior name” (this is extremely rough and i can’t even be sure this is what he said/meant; i don’t know korean very well and the translation was kind of half drowned out by all the fangirls’ screams, so i’m sorry if this was inaccurate, but i think this is what he said)

• but by the end of show he seemed to be in a much more pleasant mood, and even openly admitted that he was very upset and wanted to cry during the beginning of the show

• i almost cried in relief and weeped with joy because he just looked so upset in the beginning it almost hurt to watch him, and i really thought i’d be worrying about his mood all through the show; but im really happy and relieved that he was more like his usual self as super camp continued


• leeteuk was visibly kinda stressed and tired in the beginning, and though i was worried about heechul the most because of the big reaction he had to the incident, deleting his ig and all, i was also extremely worried that leeteuk’s state would be similar to heechul’s

• but he started getting into a fun and playful mood during game time and we even heard his signature laugh (you all know the one) while he was trying to eat this extremely dry almond biscuit and whistle afterwards, all within 40 seconds

• however, he did kind of make a bit of a subtle jab towards the current situation by saying something along the lines of “let’s forget all the sad/bad things and have fun today, because tonight’s a special today” (this was roughly what he said, but take it with a grain of salt and check other fanaccounts for more detail/accuracy! same goes for what heechul had said)


• i would say ryeowook seemed to be one of the least tense and upset ones since he smiled a lot and he got lots of opportunities to sing bits of various songs

• he also easily breezed through his challenges during a yutnori game where they had to complete different challenges when they move on the yutnori board

• this cutie also got down onto his knees and shins and did a bow on the floor at the very end! as a sort of goodbye to the fans before his enlistment :’(


• considering how yesung’s solo debut didn’t do so well in terms of promotions and all, i was also expecting him to be kinda down (in addition to being weighed down by the kangin situation)

• surprisingly, he seemed to be in quite a pleasant mood throughout the whole show

• he did have some moments where looked quite solemn, but he seemed to really enjoy his solo stage, all the singing stages

• like the other members, he started really loosening up during game time, and he was even laughing really loudly and smiling

• it was just great to see him look so happy he is so precious


• kyuhyun looked pretty tired from the beginning till the end but it’s pretty understandable considering how he’s got so much activities going on he’s probably barely had a break

• although he seemed tired he didn’t look very upset like heechul obviously was, just kinda tense and uncomfortable at first

• but like all the other members, game time really helped him loosen up and start getting comfortable and playful

• he even smiled and waved at fans very enthusiastically a lot, and during one yutnori challenge where he had to choose an ELF and do anything to make her smile, he seemed embarrassed but very happy and playful!


okay that’s it for now guys im like falling asleep but i really hope that this update makes you guys sleep a bit better at night! i can’t guarantee that they’re 100% okay, of course (i mean, all of us still aren’t okay, so how could they - who are even closer to kangin than we are - possibly be?), but they all seem to be in better moods after meeting with the fans, and though that kinda mood might be temporary and only for tonight, i do think it’s worth noting that while they are definitely suffering, they are doing okay as well and all of us can definitely get through this.

please give all of them love and support, and we will be able to get through this just like we did with all the obstacles we encountered in the past. and no matter which stance and whatever perspective/opinion we have on the situation and how to deal with it, let’s just remember that at the end of the day, the decision is in kangin and super junior’s hands, and we should respect them and whatever it is that they decide upon.

let’s not let this situation divide us but bring us together because not only kangin needs our love and support, but super junior do as well, because both are suffering and both need ELF to be by their sides.

i hope this slapdash fanaccount calmed your worries down and addressed any questions you may have about how they are and how they seem ever since the incident.

have a lovely day, ELFs; let’s continue to pray and hope for the best for kangin and the other members of super junior

WTNV Theories and Ramblings - Episode 60: Water Failure

Above the cut:

  • A parody of the original WTNV intro.

Below the cut:

  • An unfriendly desert community where the sun is quadrupled, the moon does not get a clever reference, and a discussion about immigration, occupation, and other nouns pass overhead while I pretend know what I’m talking about.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Why do you think it's a false start?

“False start” is probably the wrong phrase, I was just going with how the Anon said it.

I’m not sold on a coming out during the break for a few reasons:

  • I’m not convinced that the management change is happening over the break. I still think they signed a 5 year contract with Modest that is ending near the end of this year. I could be wrong, obviously, but that’s my hypothesis. We all talk as though an Azoff takeover is fact, but there is actually relatively little concrete evidence that it is happening.
    • On a related note, I don’t think that we can actually predict when they will come out until we know that management has changed. So I’m kind of holding off until we get that official announcement, which I am 100% sure will happen before they come out. Management change, time to shift personnel/responsibilities, etc., THEN they can move forward with their coming out plan (which, if what we have seen recently is any indication, will be brilliant and beautiful to watch unfold).
  • Even if the management change did happen over the break (which would be AMAZING, that’s the big thing that I’m hoping for, actually), I still think they probably wouldn’t come out over the break for a few reasons:
    • I think we are underestimating how much seeding they will do. We’re so involved in the fandom that it’s hard to step back, but I do think that celebrities usually do a frankly excessive amount of seeding prior to coming out. Stuff that is way more blatant than what we have seen with Harry and Louis. Is it possible to come out without doing that? Of course. Will they? I don’t know.
    • If I were the new team, I would want them to come out a few days after the release of their new album. 
    • So even if management changes over the break, I could definitely see them going into a glass closet until after the tour. YES it would be extremely obvious to the fandom what was going on. But the general public could remain largely in the dark, just ready to be intrigued and excited when they officially come out during album promo.
  • And, of course, once bitten twice shy. I thought for sure the management change was happening and they were going to come out during Four’s promo season. And I was wrong about that, so I’m being more careful about tempering my expectations this time around. The Elounor breakup was a big deal. A HUGE step. But the stuff that has happened since, in the media? I don’t think it’s that big. 

Obviously I could be wrong. I would love to be wrong. I am absolutely enjoying everyone’s theories, and I think they have a lot of merit. 

knightbellamys’ first tumblr awards

(because somehow you all think i’m worthy of 500 followers this kind of scares me)


mbf this piece of bellarke trash
reblog this
must post the 100 and/or tmi (multifandom is fine)
can we get this to at least 50 notes please?
one winner and two runner-ups per category; no runner-ups for the john murphy award


TESSA GRAY AWARD (best icon)
CLARY FRAY AWARD (best gifsets)
MONTY GREEN AWARD (nicest blogger)
MAGNUS BANE AWARD (best multifandom)
RAVEN REYES AWARD (best overall)
JOHN MURPHY AWARD (personal favorite)


follow back from me (knightbellamys)
a place on my blog for one month (31 days)
up to five promos at any time
one url graphic (must be a url in one of my fandoms)

entries close march 21, winners will be announced on march 29

mischiefmoony27  asked:

Wolfstar for the ship thing!

Who said “I love you” first 

Oh man im a slut for these kinds of headcanons. Its either sirius when he thinks remus is asleep (he isnt) if we want to be dramatic, or its remus one day out of the blue after he kisses him and sirius is just like “!!!!” 

Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background

both lbr

Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror

sirius bc he gets up fisrt every morning and by the time remus crawls out of bed he can be sure to see a lil “i love you” or “don’t forget to eat breakfast!”

Who buys the other cheesy gifts

remus 100% he sees something and he’s reminded of an inside joke from 8 months ago and then hes walking out of the store thinking “why did i buy this” but sirius love it every time. on the flip side sirius will buy moony’s favorite kind of seasonal limited time holiday edition gum or new socks bc the pattern is little wolves and how can he not

Who initiated the first kiss

it was probably sirius bc he’s 100% ace spectrum (demisexual!) and remus is always like “yeah boundaries okay” so he lets sirius initiate most things

Who kisses the other awake in the morning

both but mostly sirius bc remus is practically nocturnal. On the rare occasions remus is up first sirius will wake up to his hair braided and remus trying to wake him up with lil kisses on his face nd neck 

Who starts tickle fights

sirius knows better than to challenge literal giant remus lupin. tickling is the only way to render him helpless, and he employs that tactic often when remus is being stubborn or too tall

Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower

sirius bc “remus you’re so much better at washing my hair and someone’s got to do yours bc you’re shit at it”

Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch

sirius probs bc remus will forget to eat otherwise

Who was nervous and shy on the first date

BOTH what nerds

Who kills/takes out the spiders

remus, he cradles the lil spiders and brings them outside while sirius stands on a chair

Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk

sirius, it’s common to hear him go on “-and his hair is so soft, james, it’s so soft, remus come over here so prongs can feel it, see james my boyfriend is the best ever-”

I reached my goal on the last set of selfies so here is the next one❤️. “Sometimes before it gets better / The darkness gets bigger“

Hot Damn, Look at that Hella’ Fly Guy 🙈🔥❤️

Haha! Last day of classes was on the 28th and I am saying goodbye to UVA grounds for a year! Three finals this weekend! Send me messages wishing me luck guys, it would mean a lot!🙈😘😁

Because I am busy this weekend, if this picture gets 100 notes by Tuesday I will post another selfie. If it gets 50, I will post one when I can!

Remember to reblog if you think I am hot! (Yes, I watch that! ❤️😘🙈) And remember..

Follow Me, Because I Always Follow Back! Love y’all!❤️

My fellow shipmates I need help and advice. Please Read this!

First of all I want to thank everyone for sending in their favorite Captain Swan and Hook quotes recently. Between here, Twitter, and my own memory, I was able to get a lot of choices and I’m happy with the new designs I’ve made. But I have a question and I’m seeking legitimate help and advice on how to get and encourage more notes here on Tumblr. Is posting at a certain time imperative? Is it just how many followers I have and whether a popular blog we blogs them because I may always be at a loss if that is the case even though some follow me. Maybe fellow artists Sarah @scribblecat27  and Svenja @winter-by-the-sea or any others can shed some light for me. I can’t help but look on in envy at how many of my fellow artists get hundreds and even thousands of notes while I struggle to get 50 or 100 if I am lucky. I certainly do not compare my work to the fine things that others create but at the same time I do work hard and think that what I do is nice and unique. Importantly this is not just a pride thing or a need for validation. If it was I would not be asking for advice or help here.

Some of you know that last year was a very difficult one for me. I had some health issues and injuries consequently work was almost nonexistent. It is one of the main reasons I opened my Redbubble store. This year I have been working to make things better but it is a slow and frustrating process. I have sent out countless applications but am not hearing back from many. I have had one positive thing happened but it may be a one-time thing so it has been a constant struggle on my confidence and anxiety. The store is sadly my only source of income at the moment so I am feeling very dejected. So in the meantime I decided to make some more things so I can try to be too productive while still searching and waiting for responses. But the thing is people need to see them!! So especially when I get so few notes and many of these are only likes so they do not get redistributed and often get lost in the shuffle. So I am asking for any help or support any if you can give. I hope people not scroll past this but that some may offer support by reblogging things in the future or offering any advice they can give. I will be posting something today and for the rest the week and possibly into next week. I would be eternally grateful for any support because I am tired of feeling like a failure. So please anything you can do. Much Love to you all. xoxo

Links to my redbubble and now society6 stores

anonymous asked:

OOH MOM CAN U MAKE A FANFIC WHERE YOU CANT RIDE A BIKE OR SWIM AND CALVIN TEACHES YOU? is it sad that im your age and i cant ride a bike or swim

Sorry if these are shorter, I have been getting a bit distracted by answering messages among other things. Going to stay up for a while and try to get these done. Here is one to keep you guys busy for a while until I can get another one done.

LeafyIsHere Fanfic - Two Wheel Horrors

“Hey, you wanna ride bikes to the store and pick up some ice cream or something?” you hear the person sitting next to you ask you. Sighing, you continue looking at your phone and say, “can’t, wanna do something else?” Laughing beside you, he replies, “what do you mean you can’t? We’re not doing anything right now, it’ll be quick on bikes.” You continue looking at your phone as you mumble some words together. Raising his eyebrows, he turns to you and asks, “I didn’t understand anything you just said, what did you say?” A little annoyed, you groan and say, “Calvin, I don’t know how to ride a bike so I can’t.”

A string of laughter escapes his mouth and you shove his shoulder. “It’s not my fault I never learned! We can always walk there if you want ice cream so badly!” you say, a bit defensive. Catching his breath, he says, “Change of plans, we’re teaching you how to ride a bike.” Rolling your eyes, you are quick to say, “Are you serious? I’m going to fall on my face, let’s just walk.” Taking your hand and pulling you off the couch, he says, “Nope, it won’t take that long.”

And now here you were, straddling a bike a few feet away from Calvin. “Calvin, I don’t know about this…” you say, absolutely terrified of falling off the bike. Sure, you were wearing a proper helmet, as you refused to learn without wearing one, but that didn’t make you any less worried. “Do you not trust me? C’mon, Y/N, you’ll be fine. We’ve done a couple walk-throughs already, you can do it. If you can’t, I won’t let you fall.” He says, trying to boost your confidence a bit.

Biting your lip, you quickly push off the ground and towards Calvin with the bike. He was roughly ten feet away, so if anything were to happen he would be close enough to help you. You are carefully concentrating on where your feet are and maintaining your balance. Pedaling a bit, you finally get the handle of things. Trying not to spook you or jinx you, Calvin simply watches you carefully as you finally figure out how to ride a bike.

Eventually, you are able to carefully maneuver around the street and begin confidently circle Calvin, grin plastered across your face. Smirking, he says, “So, how do you plan on stopping?” Your expression immediately falls and you almost completely fall off the bike as you lose the balance you had. Somehow, you are able to continue on the bike but are riding around to try and decide how to stop. A worried expression is featured on your face and you hear Calvin try to contain his laughter. “Calvin! This isn’t a laughing matter. How do I stop?!” you ask desperately. “Just lightly press the pedals in the opposite direction and go back to the standing position for the bike. Don’t press them too hard, or you will regret it,” he says, watching as you are considering all of your options.

You take a breath and decide to trust what Calvin says. Pressing on the pedals carefully, you find you are slowing down and just as your bike is about to fall over, you are stopped in place. Blinking a few times, you look back to find Calvin has stopped the bike and quickly puts the kick-stop down. “Told you I wouldn’t let you fall,” he says before continuing to say, “You know, it’s a lot easier to stop when you aren’t closing your eyes,” laughing a bit. Pouting a bit, you say, “Thanks, guess I should work on stopping next time.” Smiling, he helps you maneuver off of the bike and you hand him the helmet. “But hey, you didn’t do too bad for your first time,” he says, trying to lift your spirits about not getting it right the first time. “Really? At least I can kind of ride a bike?” you say, shrugging a bit.

After putting everything away, you plop down on the couch and sigh, tired from all of the bike riding you attempted to do. Walking in shortly after and seeing you laid out on the couch, Calvin laughs as he says, “I was going to suggest we walk and get ice cream, my treat, but you look too tired to do anything.” Without a second wasted, you are standing at the door. Smirking back at him, you say, “Are you coming?” Shaking his head and walking towards you, he replies, “I’ve never seen you move so fast.” Ignoring his comment, you intertwine your hand with his and begin discussing what type of ice cream you are considering getting. After all you went through, a waffle cone and extra toppings were more than deserved.

Hope you enjoyed. Happy Birthday, again (person who thought this one would be a good idea)! Let me know if you guys want more Leafy fics. I didn’t think this one would take as long as it did. I may just get up early in the morning to write another one. Anyway, I hope you guys are having a lovely evening! REMINDER: giveaway entries close tonight (08.24.16) at 11:59 PM CENTRAL. If you guys want an extension, please message me and we can discuss it. 100 Notes and I’ll buy you ice cream  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)