remyma August 1, 2014
I will never forget that day;
The day God gave me a 2nd chance. I’ve been able to accomplish so much in the past 3 years; things that I was told would be impossible: from dream weddings and traveling everywhere with my husband & kids to platinum plaques, Grammy nods & best female awards and soooo much in between. But I will NEVER , EVER, forget and FOREVER cherish those fans that went out of there way to hand-write & snail-mail me letters while I was going through one of my toughest challenges in life. It was these letters that helped me keep faith in myself. I’ve been gone 3 years and still can’t bear to separate from them; I saved every single, letter I ever received (Thousands😌) I have boxes at my house, in storage, at my DJ house ( thank you for letting me use ya house as storage space😏💋) It’s easy to send a text or email; but these people from all over the world sat down & took the time to write a letter, put it in an anvelope, put postage on it, and go to a post office or mail box🙏🏽 I thank u all from the bottom of my heart 💋
I’m going to do something special for y'all 😉#SevenWintersAndSixSummers #7W6S #RemyMa #RemyMafia
art is hard and takes time, don’t push yourself too hard and take things at your own pace. art isn’t a race and shouldn’t be treated as such
do it every day
comparing yourself/your work speed/your style to someone else is a WASTE OF YOUR DANG TIME DON’T DO IT just do you, whether your a fast worker or slow worker. again, art takes time
some people are faster or better than you at some aspects of art and that’s just A Fact bc hey, everyone is different but you should learn from them, instead of hating them or givin up (it’s hard I know)
everyone learns at their own pace, don’t worry. you’re fine <3
GESTURE SKETCHES WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE FUCKIN DO THEM
no art program is superior to the other it literally doesn’t matter which one(s) you use. if it’s comfy for you, then keep using it
DRAWING TO PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE IS BOTH GOOD AND BAD draw for yourself first and foremost tho and put other people on the back burner always
im serious draw every day..even if it’s something you’re not proud of or don’t like KEEP IT FOR LATER U WILL NEED IT
playing with brush settings is always neat
going out of your comfort zone is also pretty cool but it’s also hard, don’t worry about it too much
yes tracing images for practice and help is good and dont let anyone tell you otherwise
yes uploading traced images and passing them off as your own is shitty and bad don’t do that
yes photography counts as art/other people’s work
no, it’s not okay to use without credit just because it’s on google
don’t be a shitlord
draw multiple times a day it helps. rlly
watch lots of streams and art videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
take a sketchbook with you everywhere if you’re easily inspired like me
don’t be afraid to take criticism, constructive (emphasis on constructive) criticism, both from artists and non-artists, is extremely helpful and valuable info to help you better your stuff
don’t worry if you don’t feel like drawing for a few days or even months. we all have dry spells. that doesn’t make you any less of an artist. you deserve to rest every now and then <3
TAKE BREAKS, FUCK
save at least 5 times, even if u think u saved, save anyways
working with a timer can be really helpful if you have ADHD like me (or OCD, as my ocd makes me hyper aware of how i’m spending my time and if i’m wasting it or not ksndflf)
switch up the bg noise from time to time, it helps
stepping away HELPS A TON TOO
sometimes narrating what you’re doing helps (i commentate myself drawing constantly and it does wonders sometimes)
all the art “rules” you hear about are just suggestions. seriously. don’t take them too seriously or try to break your wrist trying to follow them exactly
break every art rule you can holy shit
save your old work so that you can learn from it
you do need to have some of the “basic fundamentals” down to start with but don’t murder yourself trying to adhere to PERFECT ANATOMY (unless that’s what u want in your style then go for it!)
it’s okay for your style to change throughout the years. my style has changed every year and multiple times throughout each year LOL
my crush is my bf and we are SO GAY. for a rly long time i thought i was straight and dated a rly abusive girl for years then i met him and he helped me leave that n get healthy and accept n love myself. i was dealin w internalised homphobia rly but now i kiss him in public and i dont care who sees. hes my world. he saved me. i travelled hundreds of miles to have him. and i'll be damned if the world stops me from loving him in public.
IM HERE FOR RELATIONSHIPS LIKE THESE aaaaa angel i’m so so so glad you got out of that abusive relationship n found him. i’m so happy for u <3
Now I'm imagining a big emotional confession at the mill where it finally becomes too much for Robert when they go upstairs and he tells Aaron everything. On one hand I really want that on the other I'm nervous 😨
The most sensible way to do this is, imo, to have them in the mill, have Robert still feel uncomfortable about going upstairs (and that was one of the BEST THINGS paul roundell dropped into the episode where Aaron gets released) and then for Robert to panic and ultimately just say it, but I’m already too attached to this idea so I’m trying not to think about it, because it’s silly to get attached to ideas that probably won’t play out the way you want them to. That’s just asking for disappointment.
So yeah. At least if they’re dedicating an hour special to it, at least we know the reveal aftermath probably won’t just be Aaron going “ah ok well shucks”. I just want it to be big and emotional AND A CONTINUATION OF ALL THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATIONS THEY HAD IN THAT JANUARY ARGUMENT THAT GOT THEM HERE THAT I HAVE BEEN CRYING FOR SOME SORT OF CONCLUSION FOR SINCE JANUARY AND THEN THE ROBLIVION EPISODE THAT WAS ALL ABOUT THEIR INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE CAME OUT AND THE DAMN STORYLINER EVEN SAID THAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT THEIR HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION AND IT JUST LIT MORE UNNECESSARY FIRES IN ME AND NOW IM JUST A VIBRATING MESS
(because robron talking about their problems is and has always been all i need and want out of life, i recognise that there is too much i need from this episode and as such i’m mostly just terrified it’s not going to deliver)
(what im saying is i have a lot of feelings that i’m trying really hard not to feel because i don’t like putting expectations on things sos help me this is either going to be the biggest disappointment of my life or all i ever wished for and dreamed of and i think you know which way i’m expecting it to go save me from myself)
hi im natalie and let me tell u,,,, im Desperate for Friendship
kk pretending like i didn’t just admit that, i guess i have to say shit about myself now?? im 15 and hecka gay so thats a thing!! im from the United States of Hell™,,, please fuckin save me from mr trump im begging u. anyways, i really fuckin like ducks so if you like ducks im ur biggest fan tbh. im into shit like photography and drawing even though i cant draw for shit but lets just ignore that for now lol ): harry potter, orange is the new black, and what happened to monday is my shit let me fuckin tell ya its great. as for music, i have no fuckin idea honestly. i can go from fuckin mozart to the caillou theme song remix lmfao. anyways in an attempt to not bore the fuck outta u, im gonna end this here i guess.
if ur #interested in being friends (jesus christ i sound like a fucking advertisement) u can add me on skype (flamingosaresonice) or just message me on tumblr yo!!
I’m calling myself out for being an idiot. I just realized Setsuna’s last name is spelled “Meiou” with an “u” instead of “Meioh” with an “h”… I assumed it was “h” because “Tenoh” and “Kaioh”… Thank god for tag replacer from xKit… but now I have another spelling error saved in my autotags…@!&$#(*!@# If anyone knows how to remove unwanted auto tag suggestions, please let me know. (I also have khmyh repiles vs khmyh replies in suggestions. smh)
guess not. But I know it’s not as beautiful as you.” Kather reaches
over and takes Steel’s hand holding it in his own. He smiles at them and
squeezes their hand very gently. “After all you’re the most
beautiful person I’ve ever met or ever
will meet.” If he had time he’d tell them every last thing he saw
beautiful in them but as much as he
wished they did, they didn’t have forever. They only had then and this
seemingly short life together. So instead he’d just spend every moment
he possibly could to remind them how beautiful they
were to him.
They’ll be silent for a moment, desperately trying to cover up their blushing cheeks with their free hand. This results in an awkward position with them holding hair over half their face and staring at Kat whilst trying to appear serious -and get rid of a goofy grin threatening to break out on their face.
“Dun’ say that just yet, sugar. Y’ gots yeeeears ahead of ‘ya. What if som’ charmin’ kitty-cat comes an’ snatches y’ away from me?”, they rolled over, closing in the distance between them on the mattress. It was probably way past both their bed times, but that had never stopped Steel from starting late night conversations before -although they usually revolved around food controversy.
“Nah. That ain’t gonna happen. ‘Cus Imma go up to that cat an’ say;”, they sat up on their elbows, furrowing their brows as if Kather was suddenly the cat that would supposedly try to steal them from Steel, “Yo- ‘s my kitten. ‘Chu put those claws down or Imma bite yer ass harder than I do the middle of those Toblerone bars.”
They fell back on the bed right after that, now sporting a small smile. A hand reached out to caress Kather’s cheek and push some stray strands of hair away from their face.
“I’d have to be pretty stupid to let a treasure like y’ go, babyface.”
you’re this linguist who tagged along with me to this ancient tomb and you just saved me from being murdered by the mummy by speaking in his dead language and now he believes you’re this goddess coming for him oops
I’m from one of the local villages and I accidentally stumbled into all these treasure hunters in my favorite hideout as a shootout was just about to occur and oops now you have to save me
jokes on them though HA i saved myself and tricked you all into getting lost in these caves that only I know how to get out of. so…can u like stop following me? look I appreciate you trying to save me back there but seriously you intruders are so goddamn annoying pls go away
“what do you mean you broke the two thousand year artifact that we’ve been searching for for three years?”
“I mean it’s been stuck underwater for a thousand years and it was slippery.”
“and also I was nervous”
usually when two treasure hunters bump into each other on a hunt one of them is the greedy asshole who kills everyone on sight and the other simply gets the thing and gets out, so you can imagine the surprise when neither of us are that asshole. so, that being said “who the fuck are you?”
“who the fuck are you?”
*both jump at sudden movement of each other*
you bargained your life by offering to show me where this ancient family heirloom is and now we’ve gotta take this giant journey together to go and find it but shit goes upside down when your family apparently finds out and tries to kill us both to protect it–whattafuck dude isnt that ur dad
youre were the love of my life who always had a thirst for adventure and you disappeared one day on a hunt and so now ive devoted my life to figuring out all your secrets and finding out what happened to you
and after nearly years i finally tracked you halfway across the world only to find that you were saved from a cave in at a village and lost all your memories of me and your life
and now all the people that i pissed off trying to find you are here to kill me and it literally tears me apart inside that youre gonna watch me die and feel nothing because you dont have the slightest clue in the world about who i am or what ive done to find you
but something told me in my last moment that maybe…you might just remember me after all.
I would say Ray is someone very important to you. He's the most important person to me as well. I'm letting you know because I'm not sure I can save him by myself. I know you can help me and be the the best aid I could wish for.You know him by another name and by his ice cream wishes. -MC
A person very dear to me…. another name…. ice cream wishes… i uhm. i have someone in mind and uh??
I thought he was allready well and under good care??? this whole thing is very confusing? who do u have to save him from?
@ Tumblr: pls I’m begging u stop recommending warrior cats art blogs to me I have no self control and will follow them all and then you’ll recommend MORE to me and I’m falling back down this hole I thought I had crawled out of years ago someone save me from these kitties
Did u ever ask yourself if some of these ppl r actually messing up with u? And cn u tell me what is this blog bout? Only depression.... what makes me feel depressed. How cn u help these ppl while u have only sad, depressed questions on ur blog?
I made this blog almost a year ago just to express my feelings without caring if someone would actually see it. after a few months i started gettings asks and messages on my blog from mostly young people asking for help. at first i was like “how can i actually help these people? i can’t even help myself” Do you know how many people messaged me when they were on the edge of killing themselves? and then after a long conversation with them i get a message from them telling me that i saved their lives? Honestly i can’t even believe it but those people and others who tell me that i give really good advice make me feel better and useful. That’s all. Thanks
There's a small kitten sitting on the park bench staring at Steel. It's a little black and tan colored scottish fold. It stares lovingly at Steel before slowly walking up to them and rubbing it's head against their hand. It appears to have taken a liking to Steel...
They weren’t used to this.
They’d sit on the park for ours, smoking, staring at the trees, occasionally lighting up some dead leaves for fun. It was part of their routine, a little way they’d found to waste some time before they’d have to head home; back to chores and homework and being questioned. Here, in the park, there was a peculiar serenity despite the passerbys. It felt more like home than that apartment did.
But that day nothing could console them; not even the squirrels, not even the clear sky or the trees. Everything was lifeless and dead. Steel’s eye was focused somewhere in the distance, but it wasn’t really observing anything. They’d just slipped into a paralyzing numbness, but not that usual, empty kind. This time it was mixed with a constant anxiety, a feeling like someone had put pebbles in their stomach. They couldn’t do anything other than sit and stare and occasionally suffer a nightmarish flashback to recent events. All they could do was sit idly on that bench, barely managing to take a drag of face wreck.
When the small creature approached, they didn’t pay it much mind at first. But then something in the tiny sounds it made -Steel’s ears were sharp enough to hear the faintest hint of a purr- and the way it rubbed over their hand made them turn around and lift their hand to let the kitten into their lap. It was small, warm, a ball of fluff. Something oddly familiar lied in its movement. That something made their heart clench.
They spent the rest of their afternoon there, sitting with that kitten on the bench and petting it gently. It was probably falling asleep and stormed off to chase a butterfly once or twice. Eventually the street lights came on and it was time to head home unless they wanted Crimson to scream in their face again. Still, as they started to get up the tiny creature jumped after them. Steel froze, turned around and slowly picked it up, supporting its back with one palm just like they’d read you were supposed to do with small kittens like that.
“…do I smell like milk t’ya, fluffball?”, they muttered. Their voice was tired but that little kitten didn’t seem to understand the darkness in their tone. It was innocent, pure and even happily played with their fingers, pawing at them gently. That touch, that expression only made things harder for Steel. They swallowed a wince and decided to take the little guy home and see if they had any canned cat food left.
They couldn’t take the cat inside their apartment, as pets weren’t allowed in the complex. Still, they didn’t have it in them to leave him waiting outside. So they just removed all of their books from their backpack -fortunately they rarely carried actual schoolbooks so that wasn’t hard to do- and dumped them by the entrance, instead placing the kitten instead. They snuck upstairs, got a can of cat food stored in their closet and ran back downstairs with just one glare from Narcissus -he was sitting on his armchair, doing his crossword as per usual.
Finally they returned to the entrance, placed the can down and held the kitten up for a few more seconds before feeding it.
So small. So pure. So innocent.
They could squeeze it ever so slightly and its eyeballs would gauge out!
…Now imagine if someone slapped it.
Imagine if someone threw a magazine in its face and kicked it.
I haven't played a Mystery Dungeon game since Blue Rescue Team was new on the original DS, but I'm considering getting back into the series. Do you have any recommendations in the series for someone like me who has minimal experience?
ive answered a few asks similar to this so i’m gonna quote myself since it’s the same situation
both red/blue rescue and sky are good starts, theyre not connected so you can play either first but rescue came first. save super for last because it has a lot of callbacks that can spoil the other games in the series
pmd2 is my favorite personally but if u wanna play a lot of the series then it’ll be more satisfying to go from rescue team to explorers gameplay-wise. going backwards will kinda feel like a downgrade
also i’m serious about saving super for last it has spoilers
So there’s something I’ve been noticing about Peridot recently, and for a while, I thought it was just me paying too much attention to her, since she’s one of my faves. But as I’ve watched more, it’s becoming more and more obvious.
Peridot was sent to Earth by Yellow Diamond, presumably, along with only two others (one of which she couldn’t even trust), and has since been stuck by herself on an unfamiliar planet with absolutely no one to help her.
The first time you see her, she looked, like, almost menacing. Like a supreme hyper intelligent evil. The second time you see her, in Jailbreak, she’s still got that sense of being somewhat condescending, and after that, she makes her escape, and we don’t hear from her for a while. But the next time we actually saw her was in Keeping It Together, and it’s become a little obvious that her personality has changed.
I mean, she’s still the same technologically-obsessed nerdlord that she originally was, but it’s definitely apparent (especially now) that she’s lost some of her composure. The way she saw Steven but didn’t even register he was there, the frantic way she was trying everything to get away from The Crystal Gems, and, as we all remember, her comedic escape by helicopter hands while laughing maniacally. Now, that obviously was just a, what, 45 second appearence? not much to base off of. but after this stevenbomb, there’s a lot more that plays into what i’m getting at here.
In Cry For Help, we hear from her again, and she’s literally, well, crying for help. She’s gotten so desperate as to trying anything to get off this planet, even though she’s quickly shut down by the Crystal Gems. And then, today, we got even more to play into this theory.
In the opening fight scene in Friend Ship, we see her again, mumbling to herself, trying to get the warp pads to work, trying to get back to homeworld. Then, as usual, The Crystal Gems show up, try to stop her, etc etc etc. We find out in this scene that she’s made a weapon out of her floaty-hands as well; a laser beam, no less. However, looking closer into this, it’s pretty obvious she’s only figured out that she can use this recently.
The way she flies back after firing it, and how after it misses, she’s left unable to do anything: similar to the way Steven can only make three sheilds before becoming fatigued. It’s obvious she’s only discovered (created?) this weapon recently, and probably for the purpose of defending herself against The Crystal Gems. As she makes her escape, she makes some usually witty comments, the same kind that she made during her escape in Keeping It Together.
Later in Friend Ship, we see her again, and it’s in the crashed pod from homeworld. During this entire scene, she’s a ton more expressive than she was in Marble Madness. Also, we’ve got her frantic screaming of “DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE” while shooting lasers at The Crystal Gems, trapping them in a hole and trying to crush them, etc. plus, then we have her little episode when she can’t figure out why the controls in the ship have busted, followed by her second escape from The Gems.
After Steven has grabbed onto her, as well as the other Gems, and they have no intention of letting go, she pretty much does the gem equivalent of cutting off her leg. Like, no one’s talking about this, but she’s not getting that back unless she reforms. She literally just cut one of her legs off. And then, once again, she disappears into the sunset. Now, I already had all of this, but then, just to back myself up even more, I took a quick visit down research lane on the qualities of actual peridots, and I found exactly what I suspected.
Apparently, peridots can be found in meteorites that landed from space, but, more importantly, peridots have extreme chemical instability in Earth’s atmosphere.
So basically, tl;dr, peridot is losing her mind and quite literally falling apart and the only way she can save herself is getting off of Earth. which she can’t.