this is what you call true artist

regrethq  asked:

Hello, my name's Eileen! I'm a trans girl who's trying to get back into drawing after years of pause and potentially sell my art. I absolutely love your art style and i was curious as to how one finds their style? I'm sorry if the question's worded poorly, but do you think you could give any advice? I'd appreciate it very much!

Hello, Eileen!
Aw, that’s the name of my favorite Bloodborne NPC!

Funny thing, “Peach Fuzz” is the farthest thing from my, what you one would actually call, my art style!

My advice is the same for EVERYONE (and I know some of you are tired of reading this, but it’s absolutely true)

Keep a sketchbook.
Draw everyday.
Draw from life everyday.

Your style will develop on its own. And, of course, it helps if you have artists that really resonate with you, but do NOT try to ONLY emulate their style.

And remember, not everything you draw has to be perfect! Just keep at it, and keep it varied!

This is absolutely disgusting. This has got to stop. When will people learn that idols are people too. They aren’t just some object that you can defile any time you feel like it. I don’t care how many followers you have or if you think you’re a someone special because a famous youtuber follows you. This is wrong. If you would have just posted it to your account I would have thought it was gross and then just moved on, but you actually had the audacity to tag Monsta X’s official instagram account. Where were you when they taught basic manners and courtesy? How were you raised that you think this is okay to tag them in? These idols aren’t you friends on a personal level. You don’t have the right to do this. “Fans” (I use the term loosely here since I don’t consider people who disrespect artists like this true fans) like you are what makes it hard for other fans to be able to enjoy their faves. If people keep doing this and other disrespectful things to idols just like what happened with BamBam on Twitter, idols will stop doing this type of fan service and real fans chances to interact with their idols will get taken away. Don’t be the bad apple that ruins it for the whole group. All I’m saying is 1.) Don’t disrespect an idol to their faces by calling them daddy in public 2.) Don’t disrespect an idol at a concert or fanmeet because you didn’t get picked to be paired with your favorite member (Seriously grow up. Thank your lucky stars you not only got to go to a fanmeet, but that you got chosen to interact with any of them whether they are your bias or not. If you can’t do that then sit down because plenty of fans would love to take your place.)  3.) Don’t ask for other members on an idols solo vlive or any type of broadcast. It’s rude and can hurt their feelings. If you don’t want to see that member then don’t watch. 4.) Don’t demand that your idols speak in your language. These idols have fans on multiple continents. If you want them to speak your language then they would have to learn everyone’s and that’s not realistic. We have wonderful fans who spend hours translating videos and messages in a ton of different languages without being asked. Enjoy their hard work and thank them. 5.) Don’t send lewd pictures or videos like the one above to an idol’s official sns. Its tasteless and gross. 6.) Don’t make fun of an idol or the way they look or dress on an sns you know they are active on. Idols are humans too and have the same feelings you and I do. We all joke and talk about our biases and none of us are innocent of making suggestive or silly comments. But keep it on your private sns or in your group chats and tags and don’t for the love of God tag the group in it. Have some class, it’s that simple. Common courtesy is a thing. Learn it. Live it.

Woah man, I’ve got so much love for that dude [Zayn], like, look at him, look at the position he’s in. He’s trying to be true to himself, he’s following his own instincts artistically and like I said in this time when people are being told that -you know- brown people or Muslims or immigrants or the boogie man, it’s important to have someone like that, at that level, doing what he is. And he’s repping hard, man. So yeah, that track is a freestyle track man, we jumped in and we just spatted off the dome and you have to wait to see - how and why the song is called Zayn Malik. I’m not giving too much away.
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Plus, she’s amazing !

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plus!sized reader x Luke Alvez

Title : Plus, she’s amazing !

Pairing : Luke Alvez x reader

POV : Reader’s

Word count : 2718 (I have been deprived of feelings okay don’t judge me)

 A/n - I literally went wild with this and tried to write a more positive story because most plus!sized reader fics are kind of depressing. I still touch upon insecurities, but it’s far more light hearted. This will also be a multi chapter fic if you guys want :)

Thank’s to @madamredwrites for the title, you are amazing <3 and @lostdreamsanddeadroses for beta reading this piece of fan trash :)

Also thanks to @happilygubler, @sassygeek77 and @zugzwangxo who encouraged me to write Luke Alvez fics. WE NEED MORE!!!

Originally posted by emilyprentiss

This had to go well. Andi left the unit under you, you had to do this right. You were familiar with the BAU. Garcia and you were good friends but you hadn’t met the team at all and it was frustrating. “You’ve got this Y/N, the force is one with you.” you mumbled, playing with your necklace. The elevator doors dinged open and you stepped out, heading straight for the doors where a group of people stood crowded around a few desks in the bullpen. You recognized the lanky tall one to be Spencer from Penelope’s polaroid wall. He looked quite different with the 4th doctor get up. You also recognized Prentiss, the new unit chief, who seemed to be in the middle of a briefing.

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‘Robert Frost‘ Quotes; sentence starters
  • “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
  • “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
  • “Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
  • “Freedom lies in being bold.”
  • “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.”
  • “Forgive me my nonsense., as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.”
  • “The best way out is always through.”
  • “I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.”
  • “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
  • “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”
  • “It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.”
  • “The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that’s the worst place to drive.”
  • “You can’t get too much winter in the winter.”
  • “I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.”
  • “What we live by, we die by.”
  • “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.”
  • “Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.”
  • “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”
  • “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.”
  • “Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.”
  • “Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.”
  • “Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.”
  • “If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.”
  • “I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.”
  • “We love things we love for what they are.”
  • “The only certain freedom’s in departure.”
  • “The artist in me cries out for design.”
  • “You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.”
  • “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
  • “A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.”
  • “To be social is to be forgiving.”
  • “They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.”
  • “Humor is the most engaging cowardice.”
  • “Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.”
  • “One aged man - one man - can’t fill a house.”
  • “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”
  • “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”
  • “I’m not a teacher, but an awakener.”
  • “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”
  • “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
  • “I’m against homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.”
  • “Poetry is what is lost in translation.”
  • “The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have.”
  • “I had a lovers quarrel with the world.”
  • “Good fences make good neighbors.”
  • “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
  • “Nothing gold can stay.”
  • “Never cut what you can untie.”
Melanin- Rap Monster

Originally posted by myjaebutt

“Please welcome one of the most talked about groups, B-WaR!” 

You walked out in front of your members and bowed to the MC’s who welcomed you on the show. Standing uncomfortably, the MC’s interact with the rest of your members and not you. 

When introductions were over they came and stood next to you, “Hello! We’re uh.. MC’s for.. this show-ah.” 

You smiled and bowed saying hello in Korean. 

“Oh! I forgot you spoke Korean so well!” They said laughing with each other.

“Okay so, we have a serious question, do you think that the reason why you are so popular is because you’re an foreign leader?” One MC asked, cutting straight to the point. 

You cleared your throat, “Uh, I believe that our music and the way we work so well together is the reason that we are popular.” You defended. 

“Well many say the reason that you are so popular is because you are black and the fact BTS’ Rap Monster has taken an interest in you.” The other host stated.

You laughed slightly, uncomfortably, “I love being black and I happen to think that it’s an amazing thing to have a black person in a kpop group.” You defended yourself once again. 

“Don’t you get insecure though?”

“N-”

He cut you off by continuing, “I mean it’s obvious that the ideal type is a pale girl, that’s what is considered beautiful.” 

You bit your tongue and looked over at your manager, he didn’t say anything so you decided that you were going to give people a piece of your mind. 

“I don’t need to be considered ‘beautiful’ to someone who contains beauty in a box. I don’t need to fit the mold that you have of someone’s “Ideal Type.” I came to Korea to prove something, that anyone can make it if you want it bad enough. So no, I’m not insecure because I know my talent. If you do not like me simply because the color of my skin then that only reflects how simple-minded you are, and simple minds have no business judging anyone, or anything, let alone music. Music is about music, not how you look. “ You finished, walking off the set and taking off the mic that was attached to your shirt, you bowed before closing the studio door. 

You walked to your car and got inside of it. Tears fell down your cheeks and you couldn’t stop it. You grabbed and lit a cigarette with your shaking hands, inhaling the smoke that relaxed you when all of your phone rang.

“Moni”

You smiled and sniffled, “Hello?” you answered. 

“Are you okay?” He asked and you laughed, tears threatening to fall again. 

“Do you want a lie or the truth?” You replied sarcastically, bringing the cigarette to your lips again.

“Are you smoking?” You looked at your cigarette and then at the phone. 

“I’m sorry.” You mumbled. 

“You promised me you’d stop. You were doing so good!” Namjoon lectured.

“I’m sorry Joonie, I’m going through some shit now and this was the first thing that was there for me.”

“What about me?” He muttered under his breath but you still heard him through the phone.

“I didn’t want to bother you, people already think I’m piggy-backing off you and that I’m corrupting your mind.” Rolling your eyes you inhale another puff.

 “First, put the cigarette out.”

“Bu-”

“Put it out Y/n!” He yelled. 

“Fine.” You smashed the cigarette in the ashtray, “Happy now?”

“Yes, now what do you mean, “corrupting your mind?” 

“They basically said the only Ideal Type and what is considered Beautiful is pale and the rumor going around that you like me is contradicting it and apparently I’m doing some type of fucking witch-craft shit if it’s true. God forbid a Korean likes someone that’s not Korean. Call the fucking president.” You ranted. 

You heard him laugh then get serious.

“You’re an artist, they should judge your art, not the way you look. That is so annoying. I’m sorry you had to deal with that.” He said.

“It’s not your fault, can I come over?” You asked. 

“Chips and soda?”

“And Icecream! You can’t forget icecream!” You screamed, sniffling. 

“Okay and Icecream.  By the way, that rumor is true.” He said quickly before hanging up. 

You looked at the phone, “What rumor..?” You muttered to yourself.

It finally occurred to you what he meant and heat rushed to your cheeks. 

~

Your daughter and son looked at you and Namjoon.

“That’s why you can’t stick to something just because it’s normal. Find yourself. If you like something that isn’t that common don’t change just because people don’t like it either.” Namjoon said to your kids, grabbing your hand and kissing it.

 You looked at your children, “Do whatever you want to do. Don’t limit yourself because your scared of what others may say or think.”

You son came up to your and hugged your legs, “I think your beautiful mommy!” 

Your daughter followed him and held your other hand, “Yeah mommy! And you’re a really good singer oh! and dancer!” She clapped.

You giggled and kissed their heads, “Thank you babies, that means alot coming from you both.”

Namjoon cleared his throat and you looked at him. 

“You too, baby. It means alot coming from you too.” You said leaning over to give him a kiss.

xenobladefanboy  asked:

(Part 1) What irritates me quite a bit is that a lot of people just write off Rhajat, Caeldori and Asugi as direct ripoffs of their Awakening counterparts when really, they have their own attributes that give them their own identities (For better or worse). For example, Rhajat doesn't just hate everyone that isn't the avatar, she's just bad at being able to show affections, and Caeldori does more than mope about unrequited love and has more obvious flaws to work on, and Asugi is a lot more fiery

*cracks knuckles*

I 100% agree with you. I know I’ve ranted about this several times already but I can never state this enough. Rhajat is NOT Tharja 2.0. Caeldori is not Cordelia 2.0. (btw, Tsubaki is not “Mandelia”). Asugi is not Gaius 2.0. either.

They are pre incarnations, nods, call them however you want, but not clones. Their personalities, past and the way they interact with other people are different. So, by definition, they are entirely different beings. Let them be their own persons.

I already talked a lot about how Rhajat is kinder/more respectful than Tharja HERE and why Tsubaki is not M!Cordelia HERE, but I don’t think I’ve done it for Caeldori/Cordelia and Asugi/Gaius. So let’s go.

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Can we all just be reminded that Taylor wrote the masterpiece that is Speak Now all by herself like what the hell! All the songs everything written by this ONE person, it’s just amazing! That’s what you call a true artist😊

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being dubbed those three words will make my dreams come true wow please

but in all seriousness thank you so much like. how could you have written a paragraph of nice things for me I’m cr. to actually answer the question though,

I don’t really mind what I’m referred to as! several people have called me Mod before… but like… Ultimate Succ Artist… hmm… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
my real name is Vanessa, so that’s alright too!

Essays in Existentialism: Vegas II

Okay, so I just read your Vegas prompt and I’m in love with the story and the characters. Any way you’d maybe do a part two? Like six moths later or something? I don’t know.. just write anything really I love your work. So yeah. Go you mate. 

Previously on Vegas

The city was absolutely dripping, soaked through to the bones with the rain that refused to stop after days and days and days. The bay itself seemed wetter than normal, while streets and shoes and welcome mats never got a chance to dry. Instead, the sidewalks and streetlights and window sills remained soggy fixtures in need of a good squeeze and sunshine. 

The water-logged inhabitants didn’t notice after the fourth day, they just seemed to collectively think they’d all fabricated the sunshine, and it never actually existed. Instead, they resigned themselves to becoming aquatic, and perhaps one day even getting gills. 

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Stupid

Originally posted by sefuns

did I say baek and yixing? i meant i was working on sehun fluff… lol to be real with you i forgot i wrote this. but here it is!! i hope you enjoy!! to the darling anon looking for my masterlist maybe try the link below?

Pairing: Sehun x Idol!Reader

Genre / Rating: Fluff / G

Word Count: 2.580k

Warnings: None :)

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“I hate her.” Sehun stared at you as you performed your stage. “She’s absolutely insufferable.”

“Shut up Sehun. If you hate her so much, why do you keep talking about her? I’m tired of hearing about her. Just admit you like her and get over yourself." 

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Coffee (Daveed x Reader)

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Request- “Hi! If you do hamilcast imagines can you do a Daveed x Reader where the hamilcast ships them together and always tease them and one day during a ham4ham Lin finds a way to make them finally get together?”

Words- 2,174

You laid down on the floor of the recording studio. You’d just recording one of the hardest songs on your new album and decided and break was needed now. Your producer came in to talk to you. 

“Proposal.” he said.

“Shoot.” You open your eyes, but you did take your headphones out. That was enough attention wasn’t it. 

“We should have some guests on this thing. Some featured vocalists.” he explained. 

“If you trying to convince me to have Pitbull on my album, it’s a done deal.” you said. 

Your producer laughed. “Not Pitbul…but a rapper isn’t a bad idea. Know anybody?” 

Your mind wandered to all the friends you had on Broadway, and how that included some from Hamilton. You smiled at your producer. 

“I know a few people.” you said with a smile. 


You wandered up to the Richard Rogers theater. They had just gotten done with their matinee performance, and you were taking a coffee break from recording, so you figured you’d visit. There was a huge crowd outside the door. Some of them recognized you and asked for pictures, which you happily obliged to. You walked up the theater and addressed the guard there. 

“Hi, I’m Y/N L/N? I told Jasmine I was coming.” you said. 

“Y/N!” You heard pounding and then Jasmine emerged on the stairs, her stage makeup still on. Anthony followed behind her with a smile on his face. When she reached you she instantly threw her arms around you. You grinned and hugged her back. 

“It’s so good too see you!” you squealed. Jasmine released you, a huge grin was slapped on her face. “Anthony!” You turned to him and wrapped your arms around him as well.

“Hey Y/N.”  

“C’mon you have people to see!” Jasmine grabbed your arm and pulled you up the stairs. You and Anthony both laughed and followed her. You said hi to all the people you knew and got introduced to some new people. 

“How does she have so much energy?” you murmured to Anthony. 

“I have no idea.” he said back. “We just got off stage, everyone’s so tired, except her. Your like an energy source for her.” 

You and Anthony shared a laugh. The three of you walked up to his dressing room together. 

“I think Daveed’s taking a nap.” Anthony said. He walked in and turned the lights on. “Wake up! Y/N’s here!” he said. You heard a groan, and you and Jasmine walked into the room. Daveed was lying on a couch with a Jefferson pillow under his head. He was wearing jeans but no shirt, and he had definitely been sleeping. Nice. 

You walked over and sat on his back. “Thanks for the welcome wagon David!” you said, purposely mispronouncing his name to piss him off. 

“Haah you’re funny.” He said. 

“I know.” You took a sip of your coffee and got off of him. He stood up and smiled at you. 

“Aw wow, you didn’t have to get me coffee!” he took the white cup out of your hand and started drinking it. 

“No Daveed! That was mine!” You reached for it, but he put it up above his head. He was so tall, there was no way you were getting it. You looked at Anthony, but he just shrugged with a smile on his face and his arm around Jasmine. You glowered and reached for your cup from Daveed. He smiled and kept it out of your reach. You crashed into his chest. He laughed and put your cup down on the small table by the bed. He put his arms around you in a hug, and you rested your on his back. You put your chin on his chest and looked up at him. 

“You’re too tall.” you said. 

He grinned at you. “Can’t help it.” 

There was a soft knock on the door. “Did I hear Y/N’s voice?” You turned to see Lin smiling in the doorway with a smile on his face. 

“Lin!” you shouted. You walked over and hugged him. He spun you around and you giggled. 

“How are you?” He asked once you pulled away. 

“Well, I was great until someone,” You glared at Daveed,” drank all my coffee.” 

“You owe her a new one.” Lin said. 

“Okay.” He turned around and shrugged a Oakland T-shirt on. What a shame. 

“Wait actually?” you asked. He nodded. “Can you escape?” you asked, thinking of the crowd outside. 

“I’ll manage.” he laughed and grabbed his wallet.

“Perfect! I have something to ask you anyway.” you said. Lin, Anthony, and Jasmine all shared looks.

“Really? You’re just taking her from us? She just got here.” Lin said, but he had a smirk on his face. 

“I’m not taking her.” Daveed said. He walked over to you.  “This is taking her.” he said. He bent and down picked you up, slinging you over his shoulder. 

“Oh my god!” you screamed. Daveed ran all the way down the stairs laughing with you on his shoulder.  He set you down in front of the door, and you walked out to get coffee together. 


Lin stood at the top of the stairs, watching you and Daveed walk out together.

“Lin?” Anthony asked with a worried voice. “What are you thinking?” 

Lin fiddled with the ring on his finger. “They really need to get together.” he said. 

“Watcha talking about?” Pippa came around the corner with a smile on her face.  

“Daveed and Y/N?” Jasmine said. 

“Ooooh! Are they dating yet?” she asked sincerely. 

“No.” All three of them said. 

“I mean I can’t tell if they like each other or not, but they seem close don’t they?” Jasmine said. 

“Y/N’s close with everybody.” Renée said suddenly. 

“Jesus christ, this stairwell is becoming a fire hazard.” Chris said. The group piled into the the nearest dressing room, which Oak happened to be sitting in. 

“Great!” Lin clapped his hands together. “Another opinion.” Oak looked up questioningly. “Y/N and Daveed. Ship it or rip it?” 

“Ship it.” Oak said. “I don’t think they’re into each other like that though.” 

“They just don’t realize how cute it would be.” Philippa said. 

“Yes…” Chris warned. “But we should meddle…should we?” 

He looked around at the contemplative faces.  

“We should.” Lin said.


After the madness of getting out of the theater and actually finding a coffee shop, you both stood of to the side waiting for your coffee.

“So what did you have to ask me?” he turned you. 

“Oh!” you said excitedly. “My producer wants a featured artist on my album. He was thinking a rapper. You in?” you asked eagerly. 

“You sure?” 

“What do you mean am I sure? You’re like the best rapper I know.” 

“You don’t know a lot of rappers, Y/N.” he said with a smile. 

“Okay true,” you said “but that doesn’t make you any less good.” You tugged on his arm. “Pleeeassse?” you asked with a puppy dog face. Daveed laughed and looked away from you. 

“Of course.” 

“Yes!” you fist pumped. He laughed at your silliness. His smile was so big and bright. 

“David?” the barista called. Daveed sighed deeply. You couldn’t help it and burst out laughing.


Working with Daveed had brought the two of you a lot closer. Hours in the studio together had really strengthened your friendship…and your growing crush on him. It was hard not to fall for him when his smile could light an entire country, and he laugh was the greatest sound you’d ever heard. You wold go on little coffee runs together always, and he always paid because “I’m in Hamilton, Y/N, I have money.”, which was total bullshit. 

You sat at a desk with your headphones on. Several other people were in the room, but you were privately going over Daveed’s vocals in the song, smiling to yourself. 

Suddenly Daveed was leaning against your desk with a grin. You pulled your headphones of. 

“Icecream?” he raised his eyebrows. You looked over at your manager who was leaning against the wall. You gave her pleading eyes. She sighed and nodded. You grin and got out of the chair. 

You and Daveed walked out of the ice cream shop and decided to walk to Richard Rogers. Daveed needed to be there soon, and you did not want to go back to work yet. You both sat in the couch on eating your ice cream. Jasmine walked in and gave an appraising look to both of you. 

“Y/N, you have chocolate on your face.” she said. 

“What?” You started wiping at your face. 

“Here.” Daveed swipe his thumb on the corner of your mouth. Your breath hitched. 

Just then, Lin walked in. “Just who I wanted to see! Y/N, I need a favor.” 

“Okay?” You raised your eyebrows at him. 

“Daveed too actually!” Lin said, excitedly. “Can you guys do ham4ham tomorrow?” 

“What are we doing?” Daveed asked. 

“Empire State of Mind.” Lin grinned. 

“Okay.” 

“I guess.” 

“Sweet! Just make sure you know the lyrics, You’ll probably do it accapella.” Lin winked and left the room. You gave Daveed a confused look. He just shrugged and ate his ice cream. 


You arrived at the Richard Rogers ridiculously early that morning so that no one would see you coming in and ruin the ham4ham surprise. You took the liberty of sleeping with Daveed’s favorite Jefferson pillow, mostly because it smelled like him. 

You were awoken by an grinning Lin. 

“You’re on in 15, sunshine.” You groaned and pushed his face away. Then you felt a weight on you back. 

“Payback’s a bitch.” Daveed said. You groaned and shoved your face into his Jefferson pillow. “Come one, you can’t tired when you sing.” He got off of you and practically dragged you off the couch. You checked the mirror to make sure you didn’t look tired. You and Daveed ran through the song once. You did some vocal warmups. Lin came in again and announced it was time. 

You were waiting with Daveed on the other side of the stage door. 

“We have a really special guest for you today! She’s about to drop a new album that one of our own is featured on. Y/N and Daveed!” Lin’s voice rang through. He pounded on the door. You and Daveed walked out smiling. The crowd was huge and they were cheering wildly. 

“I SHIP IT!” someone screeched over the crowd. 

“Me too!” Lin said clapping. You gave him an incredulous look. The crowd went absolutely batshit. You covered your face in your hands, and Daveed just laughed. 

Lin had everyone start a beat, and soon Daveed launched into the first verse. He kept looking at you with a smile in his eyes, and you couldn’t help but smile back. 

“Tell by my attitude that I’m most definitely from…” 

You closed your eyes and sand out. “New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of.” 

You opened your eyes saw Daveed staring at you, a different kind of smile was one his face. Not the one he used when he was laughing. You never knew what this smile meant, but it always made you melt. You kept singing and glanced over at Lin. He was jamming. You finished your verse with a laugh at the way he was dancing, and Daveed launched into the second verse. The crowd was absolutely loving it. Daveed turned to you and started walking closer. You grinned and sang the refrain right back to him. He smiled and turned back to the crowd for the third verse but he was very close now. 

“Anna Wintour gets cold,” he looked over at you, with a smirk. “in Vogue with your skin out. “ He brought his face close to yours. “Good girls gone bad, this city’s filled with them.” Daveed looked you up and down like he was checking you out. The last verse was before you knew it. You quickly turned back to the crowd and belted the refrain. You closed your eyes and smiled as you sang. This was what you loved to do. You chanced a glance at Daveed. He was entraced by your singing. You turned and sand the bridge right to him.

“Street, light, big dreams, all lookin’ pretty. No place in the world that could compare…” 

You were becoming more and more focused on Daveed. By the time you finished the song, you’d completely forgotten there was a massive crowd watching you. You were breathing heavily, adrenaline was rushing through your body. Daveed stared at you. Everything else disappeared. 

He closed the distance between you. Your hands went to his face and you pushed your body against him. Your lips collided sending spark through every part of your being. The crowd became nothing but a dull roar. You kissed Daveed until you had to pull away to breathe. You looked out to crowd and blushed. 

“Well…good luck with the lotto I guess.” You heard Lin say. Daveed took your hand and led you back inside with a grin on his face.

Thanks to my friend Yow for making the fanart! 

I always want to see different artists drawing my OC! It’s like a dream come true ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` ) *crying in joy*

She: Hey.

Me: Yes?

She: If you really gonna to translate the game into English, you need to localized Shion’s name though. No one will understand the meaning or puns unless they know little to some Kanji.

Me: OK, Let’s try follow the Gavin rule first. Maybe something starts with K……Katherine? Kristin?

She: or named her after Apollo, like Artemis or Luna.

Me: What kind of parents named their child “Artemis”!?

She: Athena is called Athena.

Me: Fine. I see you point.

She: Here, have a list of girls name. (like 100 pages long)

Me: Alright……?

(Hours Later)

Me, at 3 am, sweats nervously: SORRY I JUST CAN’T MAKE UP MY MIND!!!

some things to keep in mind.

·Look for inspiration anywhere and everywhere, just get off social media once in awhile.
·Too much of it will drain you, instead of inspire you.
·Read a book, watch a movie, call a friend (call!), don’t sleep, catch a sunrise, go outside, walk in the woods, catch a sunset.
·Take chances and do something new.
·Embrace your failures, learn from them.
·Don’t follow the trends.
·Be real, be genuine.
·Be yourself.
·Stay true to yourself.
·Do what feels right to you, for you.
·Remember to sometimes turn your mind off and follow your heart.
·Above all - do what makes you happy.

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Hello kids I am coming to you with the vast tat knowledge I have acquired from the last 4 years of working in tattoo shops and getting tattooed. I am currently managing a shop, which means I handle everything besides the actual tattooing. in this post I will be addressing ~in detail~ what you need to know about getting tattooed. This is long but don’t worry, it’s not scary! Here we go. 

Where should I get tattooed?- Tattoo shops and tattoo artists exist on the spectrum of “walk in” (something that can be finished in one session, think tattoo “flash”) to “custom” (something that is drawn as a unique image for a client often with a unique “style”) . Most shops accommodate both, but some are more exclusive, or have a reputation for being either or. If you are looking for a small tattoo on a whim when you’re out with your friends, you will want to go to a shop that accommodates walk ins. If you try to walk in to a shop that is home to mostly custom artists, you might be turned away as these people can be booked out for months or even over a year (yes, really). Both are completely legitimate in their own right, as long as the tattoos they produce are of quality.

Who should I get tattooed by?- Speaking of quality, it is imperative that a client understand the difference between a technically good tattoo and a technically bad tattoo. This has nothing to do with style and everything to do with longevity of the tattoo and legibility of the design. This could be its own post, so until then visit http://tattoosnob.tumblr.com for a myriad of different styles of great quality. The internet is a great resource, but it’s not the whole picture. The number of followers a person has on Instagram is not indicative of their skill. There are BAD tattooers with tens of thousands of followers and a long wait list, and AMAZING tattooers with a modest following just waiting to be given your business. Do some online research for tattooers in your area, or anywhere you’re willing to travel to, and determine if their style and content fits what you’re looking to have on your skin. In the shop where I work, people fly in from California, drive in from up to 10 hours away, and we have locals who live around the corner. I realize not everyone has the means to travel, I’m just saying that it’s not unorthodox to seek out the person who specializes in what you want. I know it can be really intimidating to go to, or call a tattoo shop and inquire about a tattoo. The industry isn’t exactly known for being welcoming and friendly, but trust me, if you have a good idea of what you want and have done your research on the artists, they will appreciate it. The most tried and true way to “shop” for an artist is to take an afternoon and go around your area visiting each shop, looking at portfolio’s, chatting and vibing with the staff/artists, taking their card, and considering your options.

How do I book my tattoo appointment?- Please keep in mind that protocol for each shop/artist is going to be a little different, but walking in will yield the quickest results. If you can’t stop by the shop due to schedule or distance. CALL (do not email or DM, CALL) the shop directly (if you have phone anxiety, make sure whoever is calling knows exactly what info to relay). They will give you ALL the information you need to know based on who the artist is and what the tattoo idea is. I think there is a balance to be struck to expedite the booking process. Keep in mind that you need to know what you want, but that you need to understand your own limitations as a non-tattoo artist. Do not go to a tattooer and tell them you “don’t know” or “don’t care” or want them to “do their own thing”. As well, do not go to a tattooer with a laundry list of expectations and try to micro manage the tattoo. They will likely set you up with an appointment or a consultation. If you are planning something custom, large, that will take multiple sessions, such as a sleeve or a back piece DO NOT ARGUE OR WHINE ABOUT COMING IN FOR A CONSULTATION. The artist may want to chat with you in person to make sure your expectations are aligned, and they may also want to take a tracing of the area getting tattooed so they can plan the design accordingly. This is especially true if you have other tattoos around that area of the body. DO NOT ask to “see a sketch” of the tattoo before your appointment. If you’re tight with the artist maybe they’ll send you a preview on their own accord. The reason being that tattooers are extremely busy and will likely draw for you the night before or the day of. Additionally, people bail on tattoos ALL THE TIME and it behooves them not to waste their time drawing if someone is going to bail. During your consultation you will be asked to leave a deposit which will go toward the price of the tattoo. These are often non refundable but ask them what their specific policy is. At this time, you may inquire about price. You will either be charged an hourly rate or by the piece. Hourly rates vary, but expect between $100-$200/hour. If you are not a local client and are asked to come in for a consultation, my advice is to make a day trip of it! Bring a friend with you and when you’re done, go spend the day in that city or town. If you truly are too far away, they’ll guide you through the process. The shop will likely call you to confirm your appointment closer to the day.

Here is a list of things you should not get tattooed: something you drew, something your friend drew, an exact copy of an existing image/tattoo you found online, images made by an artist or illustrator without their permission.  

What should I expect the day of my appointment?- On the day of your appointment, make sure you eat a filling meal and drink some water (bring these will you as well just in case). Arrive to your appointment BY YOURSELF or WITH *ONE* FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER. –DO NOT– bring your whole crew to your appointment. Also, do not bring your kid/s. If you are desperate and your childcare fell through, give the shop a call, and ask what you should do. They may allow you to bring your child. Arrive about 20 minutes early to fill out paperwork (bring your I.D. or expect to be given the boot), and to chat about the final design of your tattoo. If there are any blaring changes to be made, it’s normally not a problem for them to edit the design a little. However, it is your responsibility at the time of your consultation to communicate exactly what your expectations are, so that you’re not wasting anyones time the day of the appointment. DO NOT walk in and say “I changed my idea”. Just don’t do it. It’s your responsibility to be confident in what you want from the jump. After you approve the design, they will need to make a stencil, and transfer the stencil to your skin. You can absolutely change the placement of the stencil if you don’t like the placement. They will wash it off and re-do it. You’ll probably get comfy on a massage table and get right to work. You will experience pain similar to a concentrated burning sensation, and as the tattoo progresses it will feel very tender, sore, and sensitive. Depending on the size and duration, you may feel exhausted. If the pain is becoming too exhausting, eat/drink something for some energy. If you’re feeling like you cannot continue, you can “tap out”. You know your own limitations. During your tattoo it is important that you do not move, jump, flinch, fidget, or complain. This will compromise the quality of the tattoo and make it take longer. If you learn after your first tattoo that you do not “sit” well, plan on accommodating for that in the future. There is no shame in doing shorter sessions, but you should let the tattooer know so they can be prepared for how your body will be behaving.

The “easier” spots to get tattooed are- bicep, thigh, forearm, calf

The “harder” spots to get tattooed are- ribs, feet, torso, back 

What should I expect when paying?- After the tattoo/session is finished, they will wrap the tattoo so it doesn’t contaminate anything/get contaminated on your way home. They will give you a run down on tattoo aftercare and might even give you a sheet to refer to about aftercare to take home. At “checkout” you should already have a rough idea of how much you’ll be paying as it would be discussed prior, but I always come prepared with $100 more than expected, plus at least a $50 for sessions that are a few hours long. Tipping is important because your tattooer likely makes a percentage on each tattoo, and do not pocket the entire amount. A portion goes right to them, and a portion goes to the shop owner. Some clients like to bring gifts instead of cash tips, and in my opinion this is more appropriate if you are a repeat customer, but it’s up to you. Cash is always preferred and may even be required for payment. You should inquire about this before your appointment, because if you need to leave to get cash, this will make the shop very nervous. People often try to dodge paying for their tattoos. After you pay, you may set up another appointment to continue the tattoo, or to start a new one. CONGRATS! YOU DID IT! YOU GOT TATTOOED!

Here is a list of things to keep in mind if you want to be a respectful and chill client- Trust the artist, relax and be flexible as best you can (unless you are really feeling coerced, pressured, uncomfortable), try not to be too loud when conversing out of respect to the other artists and shop workers, talk on your phone outside not inside, keep breaks to a minimum, tattoo shops/booths can be small so respect their space (ask where to place your belongings, etc), communicate, ask questions instead of assuming, wait to get tattooed until you can comfortably afford it, understand that while casual environments tattoo shops are places of business and tattooers are professionals, tattooers need to and deserve to be paid for their time, do not expect to be hooked up or tell people you get hooked up, do not assume you are tight with your tattooer and can cancel or reschedule many times or on a whim, always give as much notice as possible for a cancellation/reschedule.  

Here is a list of red flags, avoid these places if you experience the following: tattooing or handling contaminated materials without gloves, discrimination/hostility (sexism, homophobia/transphobia, racism, general rude/crudeness), a tattooer telling you they “don’t” “can’t or “won’t tattoo dark skin, tattooing of people/minors without proper ID and/or guardian present, no way of checking out the persons portfolio before getting tattooed, visible filth, very inexpensive pricing, licenses not openly displayed, tracing/copying the work of other artists without their consent.     

Ummm idk, if I missed anything or if you have questions hmu <3 

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Another forgotten great H!P unit is T&C Bomber. Seriously, that’s what you call a true artist/performance group, they all had great singing voices. Songs like Magic of Love are pretty good.            

There is a drawing, a beckoning
in the simple beauty of the ordinary.
This is not Hannah.
She is not simple or ordinary.
She is complex
and complicated
and wild
and unique.
And that is why I love her.
From the first moment of meeting,
her presence,
the beauty radiating from her sense of self,
the air of assurance her laughter holds,
the way every accessory and article of clothing reflects who she is as an artist,
her deep beauty,
the soul beauty that has been a continuous source of life.
The vulnerability we have shared with one another,
the countless conversations and pouring out of our hearts,
the truth she has spoken into me,
her beauty has called out
something far greater in me
than she will have ever known.
She is teaching me
what a true woman looks like.
She is a reflection of her creator,
a vessel full of love
and light
and overflowing with beauty,
giving of herself,
sharing who she is with those around her,
using her giftedness to showcase the artist she has been shaped into.

You are so much more
than my friend, Hannah.
You are my sister.
Home is sometimes a place,
but it is truly a special thing
when home is found in ease
of being with your best friend.
So,
thank you for allowing
me to be myself, Hannah.
I love the your handprints
you’ve left
on my heart.

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HyunA talks about her solo comeback in 'Grazia' pictorial

Singer HyunA recently posed for ‘Grazia's July issue where she talked about her solo comeback.  The concept for her photo shoot was 'Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ and took place in Tokyo, Japan as the idol showed off her natural feminine appeal in a subtle tone.

Having wrapped up her promotions as Triple H, HyunA is currently working on her new solo album.

She mentioned the subunit group Triple H, “I actually learned a lot from the emerging artists.  I became more attuned to the latest music trends, it was a moment of awakening if you will.”

In regards to receiving numerous love calls, HyunA commented, “I am thankful every time.  I always think about 'what is the best way to express HyunA’s true colors’ and I tend to discover new things.”

When asked, what is HyunA true color? She replied, “Just like my song 'Red’ I think I’m just as rich. The color red tends to mix well with other shades but is also able to stand alone boldly.  I want to become a person who shines glamorously."Meanwhile, HyunA is looking to release a new album this summer.