this kind of describes me


…And then there’s me.”  I asked his fans to describe Louis in one word, here’s the result. (some words are repetitive because I put every word that people used to describe him, the repetitive ones are by different people mentioned again +click to enlarge)

anonymous asked:

So, I've wanted to write a book for a while now. I have an idea and a basic plot, but I don't quite know how to start it. Any advice?

Wow… you’re at the Exciting Part. :)  …No, seriously: this is the point from which everything flows, from the novelist’s point of view. It’s an exciting place to be, and at the same time SO intimidating, because GOD can anything happen from here onward.

(I’m assuming that we’re talking about fiction, BTW.)

Anyway. After 50+ books I know what I do at this point – pretty much – but that’s not going to do you a lot of good, since many of the opening moves in the game for me are now accordioned together into something that happens very fast and in which the individual movements and sequences can be kind of difficult to tease out for an observer. Let me instead describe to you how I would work this kind of situation out when I first got started selling books to editors.

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a-taller-tale  asked:

I'm tipsy. Talk to me about Tucker's fear of failure.


Tucker’s whole deal of ‘whatever I’m not even gonna engage in or outwardly care about this thing that I’m not confident in!!’ thing at the start is really telling of someone who doesn’t like to do things they can’t ace (even if doing it is a necessary precursor for acing it). He says “I’m a lover not a figther” while being IN THE ARMY. Maybe he’s excellent in bed who knows but he sure makes an effort to have that rep, going as far as to video tape things in order to see ‘what works and what doesn’t (not a direct quote that’s why it’s ‘ and not “ I don’t remember what he said but sth like that I think?) 
You know people who say “okay but I’m REALLY BAD AT DRAWING” before they do their round in pictionary? and people who try really hard at this one thing and then brag about it to the point where they’re “that one person who does X thing”? Yeah thats what I mean.
NeverMIND that when he’s trhust into a role of needing to do things he’s not used to bc he has no choice, his failure has devastating effects for him, which is bad enough even when you aren’t a person who already feels like every mistake is devastating. 

“H-hyung…Don’t look! dont look at me!”

YOONKOOK SAIKANO AU @caramoccii and I have been workin on!

Basically, Its about Jungkook and Yoongi falling in love just before war breaks out in their country. For some unknown reason, the government kidnaps Jungkook and turns him into a biological weapon which would be used to fight against the enemy soldiers via aircraft.

As Jungkook gets stronger, he becomes more and more unstable, losing some of his sanity, senses, and emotions. People become afraid of him, except for his loving boyfriend, Yoongi.

(Its hard for me to describe this au but it got me all kinds of fucked up. Also I’m never drawing anything metal ever again)

So I’m sort of obsessed with the Samwell Women’s Volleyball team. Cp can be a bit of a sausage fest, and just, lady athletes are awesome… also I have found through my research that volleyball butts can definitely rival hockey butts o_o

I was inspired by @abermb and @asterlark‘s posts about the team (here and here) and @abermb was also kind enough to describe to me what their wonderful OC’s look like so I’m absolutely going to draw some of them too! I meant to post them all at the same time but I’ve been super slow. So, starting with our canon volleyball girls: April, March, and Caitlin. 


Close the blinds and kill the birds, I surrender
my desire for a logical culmination. I surrender my
desire to be healed. The blurriness of being alive.
Take it or leave it, and for the most part you take it.
Not just the idea of it but the ramifications of it.
People love to hate themselves, avoiding the
necessary recalibrations. Shame comes from vanity.
Shame means you’re guilty, like the rest of us,
but you think you’re better than we are. Maybe you
are. What would a better me paint? There is no
new me, there is no old me, there’s just me, the same
me, the whole time. Vanity, vanity, forcing your
will on the world. Don’t try to make a stronger wind,
you’ll wear yourself out. Build a better sail. You
want to solve something? Get out of your own way.
What’s the difference between me and the world?
Compartmentalization. The world doesn’t know
what to do with my love. Because it isn’t used to
being loved. It’s a framework problem. Disheartening?
Obviously. I hope it’s love. I’m trying really hard
to make it love. I said no more severity. I said it severely
and slept through all my appointments. I clawed
my way into the light but the light is just as scary.
I’d rather quit. I’d rather be sad. It’s too much work.
Admirable? Not really. I hate my friends. And when
I hate my friends I’ve failed myself, failed to share
my compassion. I shine a light on them of my own
making: septic, ugly, the wrong yellow. I mean, maybe
it’s better if my opponent wins.

(Richard Siken)

anonymous asked:

Hello JHH! Do you have any personaly proof that David and Gillian in romantic relationship? What maked YOU believe? Can you call 5 reason to believe in more than friendly relationship

Hello anon! No I don’t have any proof. If I had one, I wouldn’t be here guessing and analyzing everything! But I can definitely call 5 reasons to believe in it. You could have asked for 50 actually. So this is going to be in no particular order, just as it crosses my mind. 

1 - I don’t know what kind of friend you are for your friends, but I don’t kiss mine on the lips (twice) and I don’t put my tongue down their throat to amuse my coworkers around me (twice) (probably more than twice). I don’t have more than an attraction for my friends. I don’t know them more than their spouse. I don’t tell them there’s no ramp required for where I want them to be. I don’t want to be buried right next to them. I don’t miss especially one of them while laying in bed. I don’t wear shirts with an arrow pointing at them saying I’m with them. I’m not moist around them. I don’t tell them “why don’t we just have sex on this table right now?” Even if the word is dying. 

2 - I haven’t even started, and it’s more than 5 reasons already.

3 - They don’t only confuse fans. They confuse their friends and coworkers for twenty five years. Chris Carter said it’s as if they share a secret. Kim Manners was amazed at how they “truly loved each other”. Joel Mchale think they should get married. Shangela wasn’t sure if she was asked about Mulder and Scully or David and Gillian being a couple. William B Davis dropped that “the rumor said that David and Gillian were getting along really well… personally” (Who say that?!!). Photographers find them flirty and their chemistry electrifying and unwordly. And don’t get me started on Mitch and Orlando Jones!

4 - They even confuse themselves. David dropping “All that’s left is the heart” between them while asked about their characters… What was that? 

5 - They ALWAYS disappear at the same time. Always. And they always resurface at the same time. It happens all the time. You just have to pay attention, but it’s always like that, and it can’t be just coincidences. 

6 - You got me started, I’m on a roll, you won’t stop me now.

7 - What kind of friends describe their friendships as adult / enjoyable friendship based on logistic? What does that even mean? Would your friend make your year by being on stage for five minutes giving you a totally unknown award? Would tearing Neil Young apart with one of your friend would be the best night of your life? Without even being drunk?

8 -  They lie to us. They do. And they’re proud of them. 5 emails a year? A confessed lie. Having “meals together when nobody’s watching”? another lie. They have breakfasts together. Do you have breakfasts with your friends? I don’t but maybe I’m missing something. They say they’ve never dated, but what were the 1997 Golden Globes? 

9 - There are too many stories. You’re free to not believe them, but I do, for most of them. 

10 - Just look at them. 

You are too much for me to handle. I can’t believe that you are who you are; perfect in every kind of way, which makes it impossible for me to describe what I’m seeing before me.
—  Poets Love Her

anonymous asked:

Hey babe~ (do I sound like Zen lol) could you do a HC with a MC that is really sensitive. For example, get a way too excited when they get little gifts like a book or bubble tea. Yet, even the slightest thing wrong can make them get really depressed. You can see that I'm not a stable human being. I become gullible just by the smallest acts of kindness and literally started crying today because someone broke my eraser in half. I'm a high schooler so I obviously have issues...

(sorry for the screaming I got excited that I’m not the only person like this,,,,)

-You’re both just a couple of sensitive puppies.
-If one of you is upset, the other is upset.
-You guys are a mess.
-But in the nicest way possible.
-You both understand each other so well because you’re so similar with your emotions.
-You can also bet Yoosung will be right with you getting excited over bubble tea.
-You both get hyped over every little thing, it’s invigorating to have someone to scream and freak out with.
-You gets very protective when he sees you crying. Even if you try to pass it off as not a big deal, it’s a big deal to him.
-Someone made you cry and that’s not okay.
-He’ll make things right, sometimes meaning he gets whoever did it to apologize, sometimes they refuse.
-When you get depressed, so does he. He likes to hold you to make you feel better, but if you don’t like that, he talks about other things to distract you, and hopefully makes you laugh.
-It always works.
-He’s worried about how you can be so gullible to nice things people do for you and keeps an eye on everyone that is being too friendly. If they do anything he doesn’t trust, he intervenes. It’s not so controlling to the point of over protection and manipulation, he steps off when you tell him to. He’s just keeping an eye out for you.

-So. Cute.
-Cannot. PROCESS.
-Because you get so excited, you are like the biggest cheerleader for his acting.
-He gets a new role, you are buzzing with excitement. You ramble about how amazing and talented your boyfriend is as you jump and clap in excitement.
-Really feeding his ego, aren’t ya?
-But, he hates when you cry or you get depressed.
-He always panics, no matter what it is.
-He doesn’t care if it’s something small. He always takes it seriously.
-Your emotions are valid. He really stresses that if you ever feel like a wimp for crying over things.
-In his eyes, tears = upset, and it’s his job to fix whatever it is.
-You can’t be so gullible to kindness _____ the wolves are gonna get you~
-He is secretly extremely nervous about you trusting people so easily because the wolves. He’s scared of someone taking advantage of you and you not realizing it until it’s too late. It might even keep him awake at night occasionally. You can bet that anyone who takes advantage of you will be fought.
-When you’re depressed, he’ll take you out somewhere to get fresh air and clear your head, while also giving you reassuring words and joking around in hopes to cheer you up.

-She gets very flustered every time you cry.
-She can be such a mom about it.
-You have no idea how many tissues she keeps in her purse at all times.
-She sees you tearing up and frantically rustles through her purse for tissues.
-But she loves how excited you can get.
-You can imagine the amount of fangirling you do together.
-It makes giving you special little gifts “just because” even more rewarding because even if it’s just a new book you can’t stop smiling and thanking her.
-She loves making you happy like that.
-She’s learned a thing or two about relaxing since she stopped working for Jumin, so she is able to calm you down when you start crying.
-She gives you little presents when you get depressed since you get so happy over even the smallest thing.
-It never fails.
-She isn’t too worried about your trust in everyone that is kind to you. She finds it nice that you see everyone with such an open mind, like you see everyone as good.
-She’ll know when to keep you in check, though, if a bad person tries to take advantage of you. If anyone were to take advantage of you, they’d definitely hear from Jaehee.

-You’re very emotional and he’s very emotionless (well, on the outside)
-He’s very good at keeping you out of stressful or overwhelming situations somehow.
-It’s like he has a sixth sense that tells him when you’re getting upset.
-He can sense your distress from a mile away.
-So you have nothing to worry about.
-He can tell when you’re getting upset and he will immediately take you away from whatever is bothering you and calm you down.
-He wipes your tears gently off your cheeks and kisses where they used to be.
-You’re going to have to work even harder to keep him from spoiling you after he sees how excited you get over the smallest of gifts.
-He loves putting a smile on your face, so he will buy you little presents everyday if you don’t stop him.
-He eventually realizes the gifts are more special if they aren’t an everyday thing.
-Overall, he is very good at handling your emotions for you.
-Lots of supervision when he realizes how easily you trust others. You have such a pure innocent soul it kind of worries him. You could easily be taken advantage of, but he will never let that happen.

-He doesn’t tease you nearly as much when he finds out how sensitive you are because he would hate himself if he made you cry.
-When you do cry, he tears up too. He’s really sensitive to your emotions.
-Anything that makes you cry is valid to him. He won’t judge you for crying over spilt milk because if it’s making you cry, it means it’s stressing and upsetting you, which is not okay.
-You got along with Seven at first because when either of you were excited, it rubbed off on the other, and he always entered the chatroom energetically.
-Even now, as Saeyoung, he is still affected by how excitable you are.
-He feels like his old self again because of you and your positivity.
-Because of that, when you get depressed, it’s like his world is dark.
-He does everything he can to make you feel better.
-Expect lots of bubble tea.
-It’s no wonder you fell for Unknown, you’re so gullible, which is worrying. He is very protective of you because of that. If he gets suspicious of someone, he voices his concerns. Thankfully, because of him, nobody takes advantage of you.

-You don’t have to worry because V never does anything that could make you cry. He’s so gentle and considerate, you have nothing to worry about.
-Also, anytime you do cry, he manages to cheer you up and calm you down perfectly.
-When you get depressed, he’ll ask you to read him a story. That way, you can take your mind off of whatever is bothering you.
-It usually works. If it doesn’t, he’ll give you reassuring words. They never feel like empty words either because you know V in sincere.
-Whenever you get excited over little things like books and bubble tea, he just stares at you with the most peaceful, lovestruck smile.
-A “that’s my beautiful wonderful other half wow i love them and they’re all mine” smile
-The excitement makes his life so much brighter than it used to be.
-So I guess you can say you’re his light.
-He’s very trusting of people also, but he’s cautious after what happened to Rika. He doesn’t trust new people like he used to, especially people around you. He acts like nothing is wrong, but he observes everyone that gets close to you. He calms down soon enough, he just doesn’t want to lose his light. He’s paranoid.

-If anyone ever makes you cry, they are immediately on his bad side.
-“I want them to die.”
-“Saeran, it’s okay. They just broke my eraser.”
-“Your point?”
-He hates seeing you in tears, but he loves when you get all excited over something he sees as minuscule.
-Like he’ll offer you the last of his food when he’s done eating and you get so happy. Or sometimes when he asks if you want to go out on a date you become ecstatic.
-It’s refreshing having such unconfined positivity buzzing next to him all day.
-It makes it even more sad when you’re upset because he’d rather see you smiling over bubble tea than crying.
-Even if it’s something small, he is very concerned. You being sad makes him sad, so when you get depressed, he hates it.
-He’s not good at finding the right words, but he never leaves your side when you’re sad, no matter how long it is.
-It shows how much he truly loves you and how concerned he is for you.
-He doesn’t trust people at all, and you’re overly trusting. You balance each other out. Nobody will dare take advantage of you when they know Saeran is with you because if anyone were to do something to you, it would be the last thing they did.

I don't mean you, I mean the other kind of autistic.

I see that a lot here in tumblr-land whenever someone says, “hey, I’m autistic and I am not like that / don’t like that / take offense to that” in response to a post about “suffering from autism”, poster then turns around and says “I don’t mean you …”

Then they go on to describe ME as “that other kind of autistic”.

“the low-functioning kind, that can’t talk and have meltdowns and suffer so much” (well, I don’t suffer, but they speak as if I do)

You know, the ones that it is safe to insult or ignore because we act really strange so we aren’t really people and our opinions don’t matter (they don’t have to consider our feelings because well duh we can’t have any cause we’re not really people). You know - the “low functioning” kind that can never live alone so are a burden and it’s such a shame that people have to deal with us.
And it’s always backed up by “I have a relative that is one of those and no matter what his parents try they can’t make him be normal so he is really suffering”, or “I teach/take care of that kind and no matter how many times I abuse them they still won’t act how I expect them to”. Of course they don’t call it abuse - to them taking away communication devices, toys, food, and rewards is how you get ‘them’ to do as you say; it’s not abuse, it’s “training”. Except it is abuse to the autistic. That’s why they scream and yell and stamp their feet and do all the other meltdown things. They are trying to tell you that they are being tortured, from their point of view.

You see, most of the “low functioning” autistics they are talking about are not suffering from autism, they are suffering from torture and abuse by parents, teachers, and caregivers. It’s often legal torture and abuse, but it has the same effect as if it weren’t.

The people who say these things are usually the worst abusers. Teachers and parents and relatives that see nothing wrong with locking a child in a closet to teach them how to behave, even though being locked in a closet scares the shit out of the kid so they can’t think and therefore cannot learn anything from the experience.
They see nothing wrong with tying the kid’s hands down so they don’t flap and “look like a retard and embarrass me”, even though that flapping is what is keeping the kid from exploding because they have been thrust into a fast food place during rush hour and all the noise is overwhelming them.
They think nothing is wrong with forcing the kid to be fully dressed at all times even though the touch of cloth is overwhelming the kid’s sensory processing disorder, because “they have to learn to live with it like everyone else”.

Denying Baby a candy that she can see, with no other reason than “it’s almost dinner time”, would be abuse. She has no sense of time, candy is for eating, and things that are in front of her are for her. She will not learn to wait, she can’t because it requires a sense of time to understand. So we don’t put the candy in front of her. The parents/teachers I’m discussing here are the ones that would put the candy out, slap her hand for trying to take a piece, then complain about how much she is suffering from autism when she has a meltdown because they tortured her. Usually they would add how rough life is for them having to deal with it.

Taking me to the mall is abuse. These same parents/teachers are the ones that say “they need social exposure” and force the autistic into social situations in spite of the autistic’s reaction. I cannot and never will be able to handle more than a few people at a time. When I was a little more capable I could go grocery shopping - in the middle of the day in an area where no one else would be shopping at that time. Put me in a place where people are close enough to touch and I will be jumping up and down squealing and waving my arms around as if trying to fly. And no amount of “desensitization” will change that. And it won’t change it for that five year old that the mother is dragging on a leash while he kicks and punches the floor, yelling. You don’t do that. It’s abuse, not “training”.

Anyway, enough ranting for now.

Next time you’re tempted to say “I mean the other, low functioning, kind that suffer from autism” just stop and admit you don’t know what you are talking about.

Angry (An Anti and Dark fic)


Shitty writing done in half an hour and I thought “Hey, why not upload it, right?” Took inspo from a post that I think @markired had or answered or something where Dark is there for Anti etc, but I just love the design of Anti and Dark as characters and wanted to explore how it would be to write about them. So, yeah! Enjoy!

WORD COUNT: 2326 words

WARNINGS: Um violence, I guess? There’s a drop of blood? And the title kind of describes the general mood of the story lol


It was 7 o’clock. Dark and Anti sat on the couch, dinner just finished, TV on and playing. Dark sat on the armchair as usual, arms straight on the armrests and legs relaxed outward, nonchalantly giving a vibe of power and assertiveness despite being calm and relaxed. Anti sat lazily on the long couch, leaning on the back of the chair, arm resting on the side, and he lazily slumped his weight onto his arm, concentration dissipated. His foot tapped restlessly, his eyebrows concreted in a downward slope showing his mind were elsewhere than what was playing on TV. Dark knew something was up with him. He never just sat there bouncing his foot. He either zonked on the couch and laid flat, or he was hunched over on the edge of the corner playing video games. Something was wrong. He casually watched Anti for a while longer, trying to solve him like a person solves a rubix cube. However, he was smart, and Anti was just as easy to solve as one of those trivial cubes. To Dark, they were simple. And it was simple to tell how Anti was feeling. He was mad. Something, or someone, had rubbed him up the wrong way.

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Toured one of the universities I got accepted to earlier. I have been feeling Unwell lately and I thought I imagined it but it turns out this school does in fact have an intramural you can sign up for called battleship canoe

the sport is that you and your teammates are in a canoe

there are five other teams, all in their own canoes

you get shields and a mystery item 

The university describes what happens next exclusively as “naval combat”

The Korean Skincare Routine

So one of the first things I noticed about a lot of idols, and most Koreans in general—they have amazing skin! Korean culture puts a lot into appearance, skincare especially, so it’s no wonder that they have a product or multiple products for any kind of skin problem imaginable. Before I dabbled much into the different kind of skin products that were out there, I was taught there were three major steps to skincare: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Occasionally for breakouts you use a spot treatment. That was basically it.

But then I thought, these k-idols have to be doing SOMETHING to make their skin that pretty ( besides plastic surgery…let’s not go there. ouo; ). I mean it’s probably some expensive treatment I can’t afford but hey, not everyone in Korea is rich right? What do they do?

Turns out, Koreans are way ahead of us when it comes to skincare—about 10-15 years! They have a huge assortment of products that they use daily, with skincare routines that have anywhere from 10-12 steps and more. Yeah. That’s a lot.

So here’s a breakdown of a typical Korean skincare routine.

Morning Routine

Step One: Cleanser

                So everyone and their sassy grandma probably uses some type of cleanser. What type of cleanser you use will depend on your skin type and sensitivity. Right now I love foaming cleansers—it controls oil while being gentle on my face. Etude House’s Wonderpore Whipping Foam is amazing! I would avoid most gel cleansers, all of the ones I’ve tried have been way too harsh even for my oily skin. It would leave all kinds of dry patches, ew.

Step Two: Toner

                So this is one product I can tell a HUGE difference between the Korean products and American. Korean toners are much more gentle. They balance your skin’s pH while keeping it hydrated. American toners are much stronger, and a lot of them are alcohol based which is very drying to your skin. They do clear breakouts faster, but it leaves the rest of your skin too dry. Besides, clearing breakouts really isn’t the main purpose of a toner.

                This is the one product I would recommend splurging on. A good toner will go a long way! Just make sure it’s alcohol free.

Step Three: Essence

                Da heck is an essence?! Yeah, that’s what I thought too. This is a product that many don’t know about but is an amazing addition to any skincare routine. The best way for me to describe it is it’s kind of like a serum but the consistency is a bit thinner. Unlike serums which are widely known to be wrinkle treatments, essence products are used to treat a wide variety of skin problems. Dryness, oiliness, enlarged pores, blackheads, you name it! I recently got a sample of The Face Shop’s Core Seed Purifying Essence…I’m in love! I’ll definitely buy a full size bottle. It’s worked wonders in controlling oil.

Step Four: Emulsion

                …Da heck is an emulsion?! I feel you. Basically it’s a lightweight moisturizer. Personally, it would be an optional thing that I would probably wait and use during winter months. But if you have really dry skin or live in a dry area I wouldn’t skip this step…it’s that extra layer of moisture you might need!

Step Five: Moisturizer

                Even if you decide not to use an emulsion, moisturizers are still really important. Again this depends on climate, skin type, sensitivity etc. I always use an oil free gel based moisturizer because it doesn’t clog my pores. In the winter months I use a heavier moisturizer at night so my skin doesn’t get too dry, but I guess that’s where the emulsion comes in!

Steps 6-∞ : Primers, BB Cream, Applying makeup

                After your moisturizer you continue with putting on your makeup. Primers, BB Cream or CC Cream, etc etc. Again this depends on what you like to plaster all over your face. c:

Night Routine

Step One: Two Step Cleansing

                Yes…that reads two step cleansing. Koreans are all about making your skin ultra clean before applying any product. Step one is an oil based cleanser used to remove makeup. Some people use wipes, I personally use them, but I heard that the cleansers are better and less harsh. I have one coming in the mail, so we’ll see~ The second step in cleansing is the one you used in the morning. Some use a different cleanser at night but again, personal preference.

Step Two-Five+: Toner, Essence, Emulsion/Serums, and Moisturizers

                Again, same as the morning, but you can use different products if you like depending on your skin needs. I would use a heavier moisturizer and maybe a different serum for the night time if you can spend the extra money. But if not, the morning one is just fine. ^^

                Really the serums is where people get crazy. They buy all kinds of different serums for different things and apply them all at night so their skin heals while they sleep.

Step Five+ to ∞ : All The Extras

                It’s really hard to put the night time steps in a particular order because skincare routines are always personalized. But this is when you would apply anything extra that you needed—acne spot treatments, eye cream, etc. As a rule of thumb, thinner products absorb easier, so always apply your products thin to thick in consistency during this step and during your serum step if you have more than one.

Weekly/Monthly Treatments:

                You thought we were done right? Nope! Koreans also have a regimen they do weekly and monthly.

  1. Facial Scrub/Peel: Usually this is a once a week product that gets rid of all your dead skin cells. Scrubs never worked for me, they’re too harsh, but I’m really anxious to try a peel!
  2. Face Masks: These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sheet masks, deep cleansing masks, and sleeping masks. These are used 1-2 times a week as well depending on your skin needs. I would recommend deep cleansing maybe once every other week or once a month because it dries out your skin. So make sure you use a heavier moisturizer after!

Extra Tips:

  1. Another product I’ve seen a lot in Korean brands is a freshening mist. These are usually used throughout the day to freshen the skin. I’m fairly sure I’ve seen ones that help control oil too. This is a step I haven’t tried yet but wouldn’t mind, especially during summer months.
  2.  Products with SPF are HUGE right now. Make sure at least some of your products, especially your BB cream has SPF in it. It’s extra protection for your skin~
  3. If you have redness or dark spots on your skin, try using products that have whitening. These can be bought in a serum or spot treatment.
  4. Look at the ingredients. The more natural the better!

For me this was overwhelming to think about at first. It’s so time consuming and there’s so many products. But I’m introducing myself to it slowly and I can already tell a difference in my skin! It definitely feels softer and I’m less oily throughout the day. So far so good! I hope this helps. ^_^