try to keep the momentum

anonymous asked:

I get many are upset. But I've never been one to read into every sam/cait interaction. There are times I've even thought the speculation on meaning of things went too far. Which is why I can't look into their conversation last night either as some dig to fans. Is that wrong that I just can't go to the negative regarding this?

Nah. I don’t believe it is negative in any way. It is a song. That they both know the lyrics too. They were exhausted and trying to keep their momentum up. He knew exactly what song she was, talking about immediately though.

even with going home, I should be able to keep within my monthly budget!! :D I’m so pleasantly surprised! Like, I splurged on getting to and from Tokyo, but even that won’t kick me overboard. This month’ll be really close to the line, but next month should be within the red lines!

Bound By Chains - Chapter 2

Pairing: Eric/OC *Sarah*
Fandom: Divergent
Rating: M -  This story portrays sensitive subjects with multiple trigger warnings. Read on with caution.

She’s bound to a monster. And he has personality issues.

A/N: I’m so happy with the reaction of the first chapter. Speechless actually. So thanks, thank you all so very much.


Snippet“No?"… His whole face turns into a spiteful frown. "No?” Then he feigns sincerity, turning her in the chair to face him and crouching low, watching as the tears roll down her face. “Don’t cry.” His voice low and too sweet for normality. “Sometimes we do things that we don’t want to do. But sometimes it’s for the best.”

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Sitting in bed under the covers working on my final essay. I’m notorious for last minute essays but it’s a lot easier when I not also dealing with a cold. Sipping on some green tea and trying to keep up the momentum. It’s coming along fine but I’d much rather be sleeping. The essay is due tomorrow at midnight and in my mind that’s plenty of time. I’m actually about half way done already. Taking a break to regain some sanity.

Mean Queens Ch.3 (Group Fic) - NymphCAMP

Nymph’s A/N: Do we get too excited to write this and spend basically every evening doing just that? Yes, yes we do. But again, the feedback has been amazing, we’re so happy people are enjoying our little piece of shit and really getting at what we’re trying to do and we couldn’t be more thankful. It truly keeps the momentum going. In this chapter, we get to know the mean queens a little better, and find out if they truly are who they’re said to be. Toot it or boot it bitches, we’re real women standing by in real time waiting for your feedback.  

PureCAMP’s A/N: Today at school, the feedback made me gasp out loud and lifted my mood by 72943596%. Kinda feeling blessed that you guys are enjoying this, it’s really spurring us on (and the fact that we kinda love it too.) I can’t wait for you to delve deeper into the mean queen’s world and we hope you like what you see (read?) PURECAMP OUT

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im making a last desperate thesis attempt and i’m going to try to keep my momentum going by just unloading on here. I’ll be using the tag “fangs write her thesis” so please blacklist that if posts about the crippling fear of academic failure and school stuff stress you out. probably will put them under a cut too

Writing Quickly From the Start

Anonymous asked: I’m having trouble actually writing my story. I know what I want, but I can’t seem to type it out! What’s a good way to flow through my writing and get it all down quickly?

Right before Camp NaNoWriMo begins, let’s discuss how to write the story you have already prepped and planned. There are different methods and ways you can go about it based on where you’re at in your writing process. I’ve been through all of them and I can tell you, all take a slightly different mindset for getting started: 

  • You already know how the first scene is going to start (you even know your opening lines). You may not know what will happen in the next scene though and that is a scary thought. The key is to start writing and just keep going. Start writing. Don’t worry if the scenes are short. Follow that initial spark and see how long you can run with it. When the inspiration runs dry, start a new scene. Try just to keep writing if you can. That is always what I do, and it tends to work out best for me that way. 
  • You know generally where you want to start, but the words aren’t coming. You even know what’s going to come next, but you don’t know how to start the actual writing of it. Envision a scene. Don’t fuss over trying to introduce all the characters all at once. Focus on one - maybe two if they’re together in the scene. I’m working on a project know with six main characters. I couldn’t think of how to introduce them all at once, so I didn’t. They’re mentioned. Semi-present. But the scene wasn’t about them so I didn’t try to make it about them. 
  • You have a premise but little else. You don’t know where it’s going to go, don’t know where to start, but it’s all very exciting. Also come up with a scene, focus on the premise. You’ll get to know the character and can edit the opening later, but focus on what you already know. What’s the coolest way to showcase that premise in your first scene? 

Once you’ve started, try to keep up the momentum by writing what comes into your mind. Don’t fuss over small details and things you’re not sure of - leave it for editing unless you’re sure you already have something you want to say instead. I highlight lines I don’t love so I can go back and change them out later. You want to also make sure that you keep up a regular schedule where you can write when you need to. It’s easiest to keep momentum if you write every day. You’ll start to notice that your writing is improving faster, you have an easier time coming up with ideas, and you’re less intimidated by a blank page. 

January 1, 2017 - 207., and nothing’s gonna stop me now!

As I more or less promised, here is my beginning of month (and in this case beginning of year) selfie. I weighed in this morning at 207.2 lbs, and I feel like I’m on a roll!

The weight is probably the lowest I have been this millenium. I still have a journey ahead of me, but I made some progress in 2016, especially in the last two months. Now I’m gonna try to keep the momentum going and see if I can meet a few goals this year!

Unscripted

CS AU Week #3: beloved tropes - a coffee shop/blind date au.

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“Are you serious?”

Mary Margaret looked absolutely sheepish as Emma paced back and forth across the room, holding a crumpled piece of paper in her hand.  She had only seen Emma this angry on two other occasions: when she’d gotten spoiled on the most pivotal episode of Game of Thrones, and when Mary Margaret had made her hot chocolate with salt instead of sugar.  

“I thought it would be good for you, Emma.  You’re always inside–”

“And what’s wrong with that?”  Admittedly, she did spend a lot of time inside. But that was hardly her fault; plenty of her friends passed the time indoors, doing all kinds of things.  But Emma didn’t really have that much of an excuse. The truth of the matter was, she just wasn’t up for social interaction most of the time.  Outings were so… icky.  It was like a debate match, always trying to come up with something else to say while blurting a comment out simultaneously, all while smiling and laughing at the appropriate moments and listening to what the other person was saying.  Conversations in the modern age had been degraded to nothing more than lines on a script.  And dates? Dates were a nightmare.

It was for this specific reason that she was particularly peeved at Mary Margaret for setting her up with dinner for two tonight.  This was the last thing she needed, and the last thing she was looking forward to.

“I’m sorry, Emma, I didn’t mean to upset you.  It’s just that… “ Mary Margaret thought for a moment.  “Okay, how about this.  Just go for five minutes.  If you’re still not interested after that, text me and I’ll come and bail you out. I won’t do it again.  But you have to give it a shot for those five minutes.”

It wasn’t the ideal way to spend her Friday night, especially considering the extensive list of television shows she was planning to binge, but she would humor her mother at least for that long.  “Fine. But just five.  No more.  Promise?”

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“I believe you can learn a lot from looking at your previous work and choices but it is important to keep forward momentum. I try not to dwell too much on what has been, instead focusing my attention on what is happening here and now. I also like to have an idea of my goals whilst trying to remain flexible, it’s important to learn to improvise and adapt because life intervenes every step of the way.”

the hardest part is that we can’t just “wait for next season.” we lost the WC in 2011 but we had the olympics that next year. this one hurts because it’s 3 years. there’ll be retirements, injuries, roster changes, people falling out of form, fans losing interest, trying to keep together a league that’s struggling, lost momentum on the fight for fair pay… until 2019 when we can finally show something on the world stage again. idk man it just sucks??? I am so gutted for the girls because they of all people knew how much was riding on this.

they should be proud tho. what they’ve done for this sport and especially for women in this sport is incredible and i know they will continue to do that. idk im not gonna try to be fake positive because i don’t even know how to feel…just empty and numb i guess. but i do love them and i am so so proud of them. sorry for the dramatics, it’s just when you’ve invested so much of your livelihood into a team…they’ve done so much for me i really couldn’t put it into words how much they mean to me

13K followers!

This is absolute madness! It was only two weeks ago I was making a post for 12K followers lmao where the hell are you all coming from??

I can’t express enough how much I appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement. It means so much to me and seeing all your messages and tags genuinely fills me to joy. Having you guys backing me and my art motivates me to try so much harder <3

My experiment with streaming and using a mic to chat to viewers was a resounding success! Once I got over my nerves I had so much fun discussing Very Important Topics such as whether mermaids need nipples and why power tools and DIY analogies are used as euphemisms for sex. I definitely want to continue to stream as I draw in the future and I think Fridays and Saturdays are the likeliest slots because of my job/commute. Keep an eye out for streaming posts if you’re interested in watching!

A quick PSA: I’ve created an art tag (”pussycat draws”) and added a link to my sidebar. I’ve also started tagging all my message replies with “pussycat responds” so you can blacklist it if you don’t want to see them. Please do let me know what else I can do to make life easier for you! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THE BEST FOLLOWERS A PERSON COULD ASK FOR ; w ; 

Guys, seriously, if you haven’t sent any physical letters to Disney, I’d certainly encourage it. You can get the addresses here. I’ve already sent five, so I can’t really send anymore unless I think of something new to say. Also: To those who think that letters to big companies like Disney just get tossed, I am living proof that they don’t. I’ve sent letters to Cartoon Network and Dreamworks Animation as a kid, and all three times I was answered. And even if none of our letters get answered personally, I am almost certain that someone at Disney is reading them. So send letters, and if you’ve already sent letters, then maybe send postcards or SaveWoY fanart! Let Disney know that you still care about your show in a short and sweet way!

Also, make sure to participate in some of the fan projects. I know that I’m going to try to make a video for Operation: Fan Boom as soon as I get home this weekend, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t sent in a video or a picture to do so.

The biggest WoY petition has nearly 13,000 signatures! So keep spreading it around! Make sure to buy the episodes on iTunes if you haven’t already. And, since we’ve got a month until the new episode anyway, make sure to just spread the word about the show. Make fanart, make AMVs, tell people irl - I showed my friends in Anime Club a clip from ‘My Fair Hatey’, and I even convinced one of my friends to give the show a watch and even sign our petition! Keep making POLITE requests to youtube channels and Channel Awesome, and just try to keep the momentum going. I know it’s always hard when there’s no new material, and I can understand a bit of slow down, but we can’t let #SaveWoY completely stop.

So keep spreading the word, keep supporting the show, keep talking about it, and just keep trying! Even if we don’t get a Season 3 or a TV movie right away, let Disney know fully well that WoY has a ton of fans and a ton of love, because it might just be the next Samurai Jack or Hey Arnold one day and it’ll get the ending it deserves.

Love & Pencil Lines

Bellarke Fic Week February 2015

Day 4: First ‘I Love You’

As Bellamy deploys for an army tour overseas, Clarke slips him a gift that contains a very special message.


“Clarke, I have to go.”

Bellamy said the words as evenly and neutrally as possible, trying not to make this farewell harder that it already was.  Without missing a beat, Clarke nodded rapidly, a bright, brittle smile on her tense face.

“Okay,” she murmured, reaching up a tentative hand to grip the fabric of his fatigues. “Okay. One more hug and kiss, though.”

Throat closing up, Bellamy yanked her in close, one arm wrapped around her lower back, the other hand cupping her head. Under his touch, he felt her shudder as she sucked in a few unsteady breaths, as if she was crying. When he pulled back though—slowly, very slowly, because he did not want to leave her—her face was dry. She quickly wiped away her unshed tears, clearly not wanting him to see. Brave princess, the thought fondly.

It’s what he had called her on their first date, when she had been adventurous enough to try some of the weirdest sushi on the menu at his favorite hole-in-the-wall place down in Chinatown. Clarke had looked like a princess that night, in her pink sundress and braided crown. Soon, though, he learned of the steel beneath the frills and admired her for it all the more. And here they were, four months later, standing on the tarmac of his army post, saying a last goodbye before he deployed overseas.

Cupping her face with both hands, Bellamy gave her a kiss: short, intense, desperate, and full of things he hadn’t said yet. He felt her lips curve into a smile underneath his, and he almost laughed, because of course she would know what it had meant. She was a smart girl, his princess.

As he pulled away and hefted his duffle onto his shoulder, she kept smiling. Reaching into her coat pocket, she pulled out an envelope.

“I made something for you,” she said, handing it to him. “Don’t open it until you get there.”

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About the lack of Adventure Time

I know it’s easy to blame Cartoon Network for the long hiatus between Adventure Time episodes, and they ARE partially to blame. However I think we fail to see the whole picture when it comes to how fragmented things have become for the crew.

The show, like many others on CN, divides up the work to help crank out a steady stream of episodes within the 9-month production cycle. As many of us already know, a great deal of talent has left Adventure Time to focus on other work.

These are just the people I could remember off of the top of my head who have left the show since it’s inception:

  • Ako Castuera
  • Jesse Moynihan
  • Andy Ristaino
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Ian Jones Quartey
  • Skylar Page
  • Patrick McHale

Many of these people left during the latter seasons of the show, and trying to recruit new members of staff who can keep that momentum going is very, very difficult. During the last couple of seasons in particular a lot of work fell on the shoulders of just a few people, and that makes keeping a consistent schedule of new releases difficult.

Cartoon Network is still banking on Adventure Time being a viable property, and it shows with all the news surrounding it recently: a theatrical release with Warner Brothers, confirmation of an 8th season, a mini-series about Marceline in season 7, another video game adaption being produced, etc. It’s all very exciting, but the network can’t rely on a single property to bolster viewership. Shows like Steven Universe, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go!, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball, and We Bare Bears are all being pushed by CN to help fill in the gaps between new episodes of Adventure Time. Not only that, but there are plenty of reruns of old AT episodes to keep audiences invested in the show. It is far from a forgotten property.

The future of the show is looking pretty good. The writers have plenty of steam left, and with new talent like Ashley Burch joining the crew to produce episodes for seasons 7 and 8, I’m excited to see where the show goes from here. Just be patient guys and we’ll see that the show’s next couple of seasons will definitely be worth the wait.