this was in my drafts before

au where roommates turned live-in boyfriends jinmin spend their first halloween as a couple together. they decide to stay in and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters and jin is all too happy to coordinate their costumes, buy the candy, and decorate the outside of their house so it looks creepy but not too creepy or else kids will be afraid to come to their door. jimin shrugs and goes along with his cute boyfriend’s eager plans, even wearing the werepup outfit he’s given while jin dresses himself as a vampire.

anonymous asked:

first of all, i love your stuff! secondly, how do you get your ideas out there? i have a story for fates, but its not as good as your in depth characters!!!! i'd love to hear how you draft ideas or such. have a splendid day! _(:3」∠)_

wow thank you!! Just keep going on, I’m sure you’re stuff is great! (`・ω・´)9

For me, I’m a very visual person when it comes to my characters. I almost always design them first before moving onto backstories or personality. I also have it pretty easy since I usually make people who are related to existing characters, so when it comes to backstory or personality it’s mostly a matter of using them to explain an aspect of someone who already exists. At least in the case of the mamas anyway.

But I also don’t want them to just be an explanation for another character, I want them to be able to stand as a character all their own! So I also add things to make them unique, like how Theodora tricks people by acting nice then using them later or how Kameko has an insatiable wanderlust.

I’ll admit that I’m cheap and draw inspiration from some songs or people I know for certain characters. Lately that’s what kickstarts me to make characters haha. Like with Kameko, I decided to make her after finding this song: Ghost in the Hell. The beat made me think of someone very whimsical, along with some of the lines like ‘Come on over here, let’s dance!’. And I also loved the shade of hair for Miku so I used that for Kameko shhhh

On the other end of the spectrum, I decided to make Cecil after listening to this song. His deep paranoia of seemingly innocent things is inspired by several of the lines in the song, along with his feelings of his duty as a prince and soldier being more important than his freedom or even his life.

But not everything is from these songs I swear haha. Like with Cecil, I also wanted him to be a foil to Camilla. It’s why he’s a Wyvern Lord, because it’s the other promotion option for Wyvern Knight. Camilla can be rather selfish about herself instead of her duty, like how she abdicated the throne to Leo instead of being queen herself. So I made it that Cecil has a deep sense of obligation to his king as prince and son, and that obligation is what strips away what value he may place on himself or others. And instead of being coy with things like his feelings or how he presents himself, he’s very upfront and frank.

But, going back a little, I don’t quite mean anything good when I say I base some characters off people I know. Ikona is based on someone I followed when I first started Tumblr. She was a very attention seeking type of person, who cried at every opportunity so people could say good things about her. But then she also got unnecessarily mad when people said things she didn’t like or did things she didn’t like. Verrry toxic. So I somewhat based Ikona off of her, by making her the type of person who would never confront someone like Mikoto directly but be very passive aggressive to Sumeragi despite him not having any plans to pursue Mikoto while Ikona was alive, and just hate her from a distance.

Overall, I have a base idea for a character and add things onto them as I go along with the design! Maybe I’ll want to add something personal to me with some struggles or traits, or maybe I’ll add things I see in others subtly of course. It’s just kind of like adding things into a pot to melt together I guess

But most of all, I try to make my characters varied! I want to make them all unique to each other, so I try to not reuse traits or designs when making new characters. It’s important to be fresh with new characters! I don’t burn myself out too badly on being original or anything, but I try to make the characters different at least. It’s good because it keeps people at least somewhat excited for new characters you make, because they might not know what’s next~ :D

New blog design!

Today, this blog (as well as my Twitter and Patreon) received a complete overhaul to match the style and theme of my new series the Icefjord Saga! The design of my blog reflects the design of the book’s cover. Autumn 2018 might seem like a long time to wait, but I actually plan to have the first book published before that, likely around mid-summer, 7-9 months from now. I’d simply rather announce a late release and have it turn out early, than the other way around. That also takes a bit of deadline-anxiety off me!  

At this point, the entire series has been planned and plotted, the cover art is (nearly) finished and I’m ready to start writing the first draft.

The series is going to be a duology instead of a trilogy!

Follow the Icefjord Saga’s progress here

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Wildlands

“ᴡᴏᴡ, ɪᴛ’s ᴀɴ ʜᴏɴᴏʀ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇᴇᴛ ᴀ ᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴀᴍʙᴀʟɪ! ᴍᴏɴᴅᴀᴛᴛᴀ ᴡᴀs ᴀɴ ɪɴsᴘɪʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇ.”“ᴛᴏ ᴜs ᴀʟʟ. ɪ ᴍɪss ʜɪᴍ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛʟʏ.”

i found this post in my drafts and have ZERO memory of writing it (thank u alcohol) so im gonna put it in my queue lol
  • ok but imagine 
  • Bitty comes out to his parents but he doesn’t tell them about Jack, thinks it’s for the best, maybe to ease his parents into things or maybe to keep the pool of People Who Know as small as possible 
  • and like yeah Ransom and Holster are super oblivious but Suzanne Bittle is not, not when it comes to her son, because she is a certified Nosy Southern Mother and she can see he’s been acting differently, happier but quieter, always on his phone and blushing when she asks about boys
  • and he talks about the team a LOT 
  • Jack’s one of his best friends and he’s just started his NHL career, so of course Bitty’s never gonna shut up about Jack
  • (Same goes for Shitty and law school. And eventually Ransom and med school. Dicky is proud of his friends and wants everyone to know. He gets that trait from Suzanne, she understands)
  • but he keeps talking about this one Boy, how sweet he is and how his smile is like a sack of puppies and how bitty’s always making this boy do things with him like baking and getting froyo and going shopping and Suzanne is like. Yes. This must be Dicky’s secret boyfriend. 
  •  the next family weekend or whatever, Suzanne demands to meet this Chowder boy who’s stolen Bitty’s heart
  • Bitty is both confused and mortified

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Spongebob Squarepants, a new musical based on the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon, is headed to Broadway’s Palace Theatre. Previews will begin on November 6 and an official opening scheduled for December 4.

In Spongebob Squarepants, stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts, lives hang in the balance, and just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.