Hannibal AU: Will brings Hannibal to a music festival (Somewhereville, US).
Rating: M Word Count: 5,000 Tags: Recreational drug use, explicit language, crack-ish, fluff, some American Gods characters appear
Hannibal stared down at his phone. Strands of hair stuck out through his fingers as he palmed his face, groaning out a loud sigh.
The screen lit up again and the desk vibrated, rattling the small jar of change nearby.
“Please come with. Everyone else is boring.”
His lips fought with every muscle, twisting in restraint to keep from smiling. No one else could have talked to him into this, this nightmarish display of banality.
But Will Graham, it seemed, possessed a strange pull over Hannibal. As a teaching assistant, his former student of sorts had captured his attention on the first day of class. Will took to staying late after he’d failed his first exam, but he seemed to thrive in the personalized setting of his office. They’d spent so much time studying at office hours that Will soared to the top of the class. But still the visits continued, more frequently if anything.
In class, Will mostly slept, with his lost-puppy looking curls covering his face. But in Hannibal’s office, Will opened up quickly, sometimes rambling way past their appointment times. He’d never taken care to stop him, of course, and after their last appointment of the semester, Will had promised to keep pestering him.
“Please do,” Hannibal had said then, with an idiotic smile. He regretted those words now, as his thumbs navigated the quick response into his phone.
Immediately he saw the ellipses that indicated that Will was typing. A warmth tingled in his belly, realizing that Will had been waiting for Hannibal’s answer, and when his phone vibrated back he burst into an ear to ear smile at the belligerent spew of celebratory emojis that followed.
”Promise we’ll have fun. I got tix and supplies. Pick you up at 8.”
Hannibal leered miserably at the screen, trying not to grin at the multiple texts that followed. Sunglasses emoji. Thumbs up emoji. Sun emoji. Guitar emoji. He snorted, trying to hold in his laughter at the cigarette and beer emojis. Music note emoji.
Fuck, he thought idly, relaxing into his couch. He was going to a music festival.
Make Your Own Rainbow Pride Shirt in 10 Easy Steps
It’s pride season! That means parades, picnics, community, celebration, and DIY crafts for all your pride gear needs (that’s what we all do… right?). Making a tie-dye rainbow flag shirt can be a fun Saturday craft to get you ready for your June festivities.
Rit Liquid Dye. You’ll only need the three primary colors (rather than the entire rainbow), and you can get these for about four dollars a bottle at any craft store (and some grocery stores).
We used Cherry Red, Lemon Yellow, and Royal Blue. The cherry red turns out a bit magenta, but it works well for creating a fun, bright shirt. The yellow is really bright and perfect for this, but the blue is a bit dark. Feel free to experiment with other shades of the primaries!
A bucket for each color, a metal or plastic rod to stir with, a sheet to cover the floor, nylon thread, a rag to wipe your hands (or gloves), and scissors
Of course, we used a plain white shirt for this, but anything that is longer than it is wide will work. Rainbow tank tops, rainbow shorts, rainbow sheets… the possibilities are endless!
Dying Your Shirt
Preparing your shirt
Lay your shirt flat on the ground (as shown above).
Fold the sleeves of your shirt in so that your shirt is a straight rectangle.
Loosely roll your shirt so that it is long and skinny.
It is important that you fold your shirt loosely; if you fold it tightly, the dye will not reach the center of the shirt.
Use long pieces of nylon thread to section off the shirt into area for the three primary colors.
The top section will be for red, the middle section for yellow, and the last section for blue. Because we will get the secondary colors by mixing the other dyes, it is important that yellow gets the biggest section; it should be enough for three bands of colors (orange, yellow, and green). The section for blue should be large enough for two bands of colors (blue and purple).
Tightly tie the nylon thread where you had sectioned the colors off and cut the excess thread off.
(Blurry photo, and my toes! Sorry about that)
The tighter you tie the thread, the less likely it is that the colors will mix unevenly or mix where you don’t want the to mix. Ideally, the places where there is not nylon will be very loose and flow-y, but it will be cinched tight where you have tied it. As you can see in the second photo, I looped my thread around multiple times and double knotted it to ensure that it was securely tied.
Dying your Shirt
Prepare the dye as instructed on the bottle. Make sure that the yellow and red are very concentrated.
Carefully dip the middle section into the yellow dye.
As shown in the picture, dip right up to the thread, but no higher. This ensures the cleanest cut line possible for tie-dye. Also, make sure that you dip the shirt multiple time so that you have a strong, bold color.
Wring the shirt out and lay it out on the sheet. Cut off the nylon thread that separates the yellow and red sections (the top one)
Unroll this part of the shirt.
By unrolling it and rerolling it, you ensure that the color is evenly spread.
Reroll the top part of the shirt and tie it again, but about an inch and a half to two inches into the yellow, depending on how much orange you want in your shirt.
Dip the entire top section into the red dye. Just like before, go just up to the thread, but no further.
However, one or two dips will give you the orange you need; any more, and you will just have blood orange. ( ;) ) It is still important to make sure that you let the red section soak thoroughly. Tip: Be wary of letting your shirt rest on the side of the bucket; the dye of whatever color is in the bucket will splash on the side and potentially get that color in a section you did not want it.
Wring your shirt out and lay it on the sheet. You do not have to cut the top nylon thread (in fact, leaving it on there will prevent unwanted bleeding between yellow and orange).
Repeat the steps in number four to create your section for green and blue.
Repeat the steps in number five for dipping the shirt into the blue bucket. The end result will look something like this:
Starting to look like a rainbow! :)
Just like in the picture above, section off the area you want purple in by tying it off from the rest of the blue.
Carefully dip this final section into the red dye until you have the shade of purple you want.
Unroll your completed shirt and let it dry outside!
FSI - A whole ton of languages; if you want to learn it, chances are it’s on here. These courses were developed by the US government.
Conjugator for French, Spanish, and German.
Anki - Flashcards that use spaced repetition. Great supplements for any language.
Languagetool - A great tool for proofreading what you write.
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing cloth folding
avoiding drawing the same face
free drawing program (1) (2)
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draw 3D room tut
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
drawing hair and fur
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
brush setting ref (SAI)
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
contouring and highlighting
change images using blur (PS)
Interactive silk art
Interactive sand art
How to draw hair
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How to paint blood
How to draw clothing when it folds or wrinkles
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How to draw horses
How to Tie Dye
How to Tie Dye 2
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draw a stickman
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cut something instead of yourself
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make a comfort box
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Healthy alternatives masterpost
Learn a new hobby masterpost
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Draw something silky!
Cut something (blood tw)
Play some more cute games
Break something (loud noise)
Paint a nebula
Self injury recovery
Vent online here or here.
Have an mobile application for anxiety!
Reward yourself with kittens while you write!
How to help someone who is suicidal
Daily puppies to cheer you up
Cut Something Instead of Yourself
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TED (basically gods gift)
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feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
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how to do your makeup with a spoon
messy bun tutorial
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lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
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Master Liquid Eyeliner
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one hundred thousand stars
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answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band
pokemon secret base
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disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons
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make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
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how to play ‘sherlock’
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learn london slang
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see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
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color matching game
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how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
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make a font from your handwriting
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A cute little game where you play as a little ghost and can haunt people out of your house
I have no words for this other than Drake and Josh.
Play trivia and for every question you get right they give people free rice (I used to use this in school, it’s amazing)
Click a button to give free food to an animal shelter
Make your own Temporary Tattoo
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Create your own Adventure Time princess
Make a gif of a Youtube video
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try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
“you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u” — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely
Smile and introduce yourself to people- whether you’re sitting next to them or have seen them in more than one of your classes. Everyone likes to make new friends (even if we’re too shy to do it most of the time).
Find which clubs look interesting and go to their first meetings- there’s never an obligation to join, but you might meet a lot of new friends.
Get advice from other students on if your classes/teachers are difficult and figure out which ones you’ll need to work the hardest in.
this or this. it’ll whip your ass into gear. you name a list of websites that distract you, set a timer, and bam. no more hour long study breaks. the best - or worst - part is, it can’t be undone by the application, by deleting the application, or by restarting the computer. you just gotta wait, and if you’re going to wait, you may as well study.
goals. when you sit down to study, write down everything you’re going to do. then do it. aimlessly staring at your books won’t do shit.
something to listen to. i suggest movie scores, song covers by the vitamin string quartet
a queue. if you’re really obsessed with keeping your blog up to date, set aside some time, fatten up your queue, and let your blog run itself for a few days.
breaks. during your breaks, dance, run around, work out, go for a walk, talk to your friends, call your mom. going back on the internet is an easy way to get out of the mood, so i wouldn’t suggest it.
tea and coffee - if not for the caffeine, then for the feeling of cozying up with your text books and feeling studious.
a place to study. it doesn’t matter if it’s in a coffee house, a library, or your kitchen table. as long as your bed’s not in sight and tempting you into a nap, you’re good.
your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
you are fabulous
they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
one friend is better than no friends
eat a healthy lunch
take care of yourself
please stay safe
your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
I love you
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I have to add more sources to posts i got information from, but I’m posting this now because almost everybody is in school now. If you see info from a post that is not linked, tell me and I’ll add a link to it.
So. It’s a New Year, time to begin a lot of shit, some of which will be a miss, but some of which will stay with you a long time. One of the traditional resolutions is to start a diary, and some of us feel like getting a bit fancy, writing with a fountain pen. So here’s to all of you who’d like to try it, just a few tips to avoid the most common mistakes.
DON’T BUY THE CHEAPEST FOUNTAIN PEN AVAILABLE.
You don’t have to take a mortgage to buy a nice pen but lots of those you see in supermarkets are intended for kids, at least in our country, and it is fully expected that they will get broken and/or lost within a few months. So the quality is not really high. If you are going to buy something, you should be able to use it comfortably. At the same time, don’t aim too high if you’re not sure you’d like it - some people don’t like the way the nib slides along paper, I have even met some that dislike the sound. Keep this in mind when trying to choose your writing instrument. Probably the best is going to a normal stationery shop, explaining to the salesperson what do you need, and get them help you. If you can’t for various reasons, browse e-shops carefully.
CONSIDER YOUR STYLE.
I am not talking here about colours and shapes you prefer but there are other things to keep in mind. You can have a metallic or resin body (many more but these are the most common ones) - where are you going to keep your pen? Do you have an orderly case or are you like me, and it will live on the bottom of whatever bag you are currently using? Is it possible that you might sit on it accidentaly? Do you have the habit of dropping stuff? Are you chewing your pens?
And then we should consider if you prefer holding a thin or thick shaft, can you write with miniatures or are you more comfortable with something longer in your hand? What about weight? Also, if you know you tend to press heavily when writing, consider the nib. There are even glass nibs; so far I’ve only seen them on antiques, and they tend to leak more ink than contemporary nibs but my friend assures me they are beautiful to handle. I wouldn’t know, I am a heavy-handed person who prefers long, thin, and heavy shafts, so I use mainly metallic bodies.
Another thing to consider is if you are left-handed in left-to-right writing system (or right-handed in a right-to-left one); the ink may smudge and your writing hand might be constantly stained…
IF YOU DON’T PLAN TO USE IT OFTEN, CONSIDER A DIPPING PEN INSTEAD.
Ink dries. When you don’t use your pen, it can dry inside the nib within a week or so, and clog it. If this happens, dismantle the pen and rinse it thoroughly in lukewarm water. You should get to the point where the water is flowing freely through the nib and it’s clear. Sometimes you can dip the whole nib part in a glass of clean water overnight and this can help to unclog the old ink. If it doesn’t, consider the price of your pen and either get it repaired professionally or buy a new one, sorry.
So if you know in advance you’ll be using your pen very rarely, buy a dipping one and don’t forget to clean it before putting it away.
Also, when you know you won’t be using your pen for some time, flush the ink and rinse the pen before stowing it away.
NOT EVERY INK IS COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY PEN.
Let’s skip all the talk about colours and let’s consider thickness. Ink, Indian ink, and calligraphy or illumination ink have different thickness. Indian ink is thicker, so using it in a normal pen might clog it. But there are calligraphy pens designed to work with these, or again, artistic dipping nibs.
Inks also have different lightfastness, means how long does it take for the ink to lose all the colour, and become illegible. The longest lightfastness have the so-called document inks.
ALL INKS ARE ACIDIC.
So rinse your nibs regularly. If possible, wipe the nib with some non-fuzzy fabric or a piece of buckskin after every use (not a chance for me, see the bottom of my bag line). You should rinse out your pen at least when refilling the ink or changing the ink cartridge.
This is also why most of writing nibs are gold-plated, or coated with some other non-reactive metal. If your nib is corroded, get it changed or buy a new pen, depends on price, and emotional value of the pen.
NOT ALL PAPER IS CREATED EQUAL.
Some will soak too much of ink and your lines will be too fuzzy, some will let the ink soak through to the other side, some have special coating which will not take ink well. You will want to experiment. If you are creating a chronicle (or expect your memoires to be found by your descendants or even want to be able to read that poem some years later), look for “acid-free” on the book or diary, as well as higher weight of the paper (the XX g/m2 info; Moleskine diaries are around 70 g/m2, FYI). And choose a light-fast ink.
IF YOUR NIB IS LEAKING TOO MUCH, IT’S DAMAGED.
You may get some blotches, especially if you press too hard or unevenly, or if you are talking with your hands and forget you are holding a pen, but if you get too much, or the flow of the ink is simply unstoppable, it’s time to change the nib or even the whole pen. Again, sometimes the pricier ones can get repaired, but. Yeah.
A FOUNTAIN PEN WILL LEAK IN HIGH ALTITUDES.
That’s actually why ballpoints were invented. You’ve been warned. If you absolutely must take your fountain pen with you on that flight, flush out the ink or remove the cartridge, clean it out and transport it empty or enjoy the impromptu tie dye.
HOW TO REMOVE INK STAINS FROM CLOTHES.
1) Blot it gently with a blotting paper or tissue or toilet paper. If the stain is dry, moisten it with water, let it sit for a while, then blot all you can, as with the fresh one. DO NOT RUB.
2) Treat it with something clear and acidic - lemon juice, white vinegar, etc. Let it sit for a while, about 1-2 hours.
3) Blot it again.
4) Wash as usual.
5) Some inks react better to diluted ammonia, clear alcohol or fresh milk. Try, let sit, wash.
All this is pretty aggressive, so it might eat the dye of your clothes along with the ink. You may want to try this out on some folded hem or some not easily seen piece of the garment first.
HOW TO REMOVE INK STAINS FROM YOUR HANDS.
Wash your hands, then rub lemon juice or vinegar on them. If this doesn’t help, you can try clear alcohol, oily creams or rubbing it off with scrubs, peelings or that rough stone you use for your heels. Don’t go to abrading your skin too fast though, sometimes it can take up to 15 minutes to dissolve the ink.
Funnily enough, sharpie ink is also ink. You can dissolve it by rubbing alcohol (pro tip: hand sanitizers have very high percentage of rubbing alcohol ; you can even use them as fire starters - just rub a bit on a piece of dry wood and light up the match), sunscreen, baby wipes or makeup remover wipes. Have fun.
So. These are the most important things about using a fountain pen, I guess. I hope this helps…
Tie dye nail art inspired by these nails I did a while back. I had a LOT of trouble doing those nails the first time and in my attempts I arrived at a pretty different series of steps that for me, made it a bit easier. I hope the same can be true for you with this tutorial!
1. Paint the nail with a white base. 2. Using your pink polish, make a swirl across the nail. You do not need to use a lot of polish or ensure full coverage with the polish. These first few steps (2-4) are for the purpose of mapping out where the colors will go. This helps make sure that all of the colored swirls fit on the nail and prevents a lot of struggles later on. 3. Behind the pink swirl, make an orange one up against it. Again, this doesn’t need to use a lot of polish. 4. Repeat steps 2-3 with the rest of your colors until all are used and all of the nail is filled. 5. Take your green polish (or whatever color is second to closest to the bottom edge) and cover the green swirl with a lot of polish. You will really want to glob it on here so you can drag it later (but not TOO much or else it will be a mess!). Note: for the remaining steps, you will not want to wait for each coat to dry! This works better when working swiftly so the colors don’t have time to dry up. 6-7. Using a needle, drag the green polish outwards to make the spikes. I sometimes added a bit of the polish to the tip of my needle to make this motion work better and to fill in some of the color gaps that will be created. 8. Repeat steps 5-7 with your yellow polish. You will want to make these next lines in the same place as the green ones so they fit into each other. 9. Repeat with orange polish. 10. Repeat with pink polish. 11. Repeat with blue polish. 12. Paint a layer of clear coat. Doing this will not only seal in your great work, but will also make some of your polish smudge into any gaps you may have created when doing the needle dragging. You can always go back and fill in those gaps with their respective colors if it is a big issue.
If you are looking for an easier alternative that still gets you that fun tie dye look, you can do steps 1-5 after painting straight lines with your polish. The result will look something like these.
I hope this tutorial was helpful and I can’t wait to see all of your nails!
Or! Then being interviewed at Pride! How do you think that would go?
hmm…. I’m not sure they would initially be very comfortable (especially if we’re going in my pride run fic universe, since they saw the initial backlash to Steve’s tweet asking about Pride stuff). But I think Steve will always take the opportunity to help people, in any way he can, and Sam is pretty similar in that regard.
And the reporter that’s covering the event is decked out in rainbows, so they’re pretty sure she’s not going to crucify them over anything. So after a while Sam really gets into it, like, he’s hamming it up about Steve wanted to dye his hair into a rainbow to piss off fox news (”Please quote me on that” “I’m sorry sir, I don’t think that’s allowed” “damn”), and how Steve has never done tie-dye before, which is why his shorts have a spiral right over the crotch, etc etc
Steve is a little embarrassed, but when the reporter goes to talk to him he’s as earnest as ever, talking about how wonderful it is to have this opportunity, and to be able to go out in public with his boyfriend and hold his hand, and just generally making hearteyes in Sam’s direction, bc they are In Love.
(Of course, Sam then has to jump in about the fact that Steve’s shirt is so tight because “he likes it like that, I swear, you can quote me on that–” “No, please don’t–” “Please do, it would make my day”)
But the interview gets run as is. The reporter talks a little at the end about how much of a relief it is to see someone she looked up to as a young person be like her, etc etc (Steve definitely cries when he reads it. Sam smiles and kisses his cheek)
(This will probably make a lot more sense once I publish the pride run fic lol (WHICH I LOVE BTW))