what makes you better than me

The Dinner Party

just a random idea that came to me in a fever dream earlier this week. rated E for explicit smutty smut smut. enjoy!


“You want me to do what?”

Peeta frowned at her foot, wielding the nail polish brush threateningly. “First, I want you to hold still.” Katniss wriggled her toes defiantly but then obliged, hardly daring to breathe when he swiped the coral nail polish onto her big toe in nice, even strokes. It looked perfect, of course. He could always paint better than she could, even nails.

“Seriously, though. You want me to go to a dinner party with you?” she asked. He glanced up at her with a crooked smile before he started painting her next toenail.

“You make it sound like I’ve asked you to strip naked and run around the block or something,” he said, focusing on her toes. She snorted, then clamped her lips shut when he shot her a warning look. Snorting made her foot jiggle, apparently. “It’s just a dinner party. Delly asked everyone to bring a guest–someone, and I quote, ‘interesting.’ So I’m asking you.”

Katniss stared at the top of his head, his blond curls falling across his forehead as he worked. “But I don’t really know her. And what a weird stipulation,” she said with a laugh.

Peeta shrugged. “Delly likes her theme parties,” he muttered, tongue poking out the corner of his mouth as he delicately painted her pinky toe. Satisfied with his work, he shot her a triumphant smile. “And you’re the most interesting person I know.”

She rolled her eyes. “Says the guy who paints nails better than any girl I know.”

He gave her a look of mock offense. “Are you questioning my masculinity? You know how I feel about rigid gender roles.” Then he held up his hand, palm flat, fingers spread. “And who’s got a steadier hand than me?” She kicked playfully at his hand, and he made a noise of protest, grabbing her ankle to place her foot down on the coffee table. “Don’t mess up my hard work.”

Katniss slumped down into the couch, chewing on her lip. “You know I don’t like people. How am I supposed to be interesting around a bunch of strangers?”

Screwing the nail polish bottle shut, Peeta sat back on his hands. “Just think of it as a challenge. See how often you can work into the conversation that dry wit and razor-sharp sarcasm of yours without them realizing you’re insulting them.”

“Do you want people to hate me?” she asked wryly, folding her arms over her chest. He grinned.

“Delly said interesting. She didn’t say anything about likable.” He laughed when she flipped him off, then pushed off the floor to stand up. “I should head home. But I swear, if you just be yourself, people will love you.” She didn’t think it was that simple. Peeta never had to worry about getting people to like him; it just came naturally to him. But she didn’t argue the point, letting him pull her up from the couch. With cotton balls stuffed between her toes, she wobbled after him to the front door. Grabbing his jacket from the coat rack, he turned to her. “So you’ll come?”

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Todays motivation:

Its hard to start motivating and staying motivated. But the thing is, your body won’t change unless you do something. Actions do (in this case) speak louder than words! Whenever I’m lacking motivation I go on my blog and think “If I want a change I better be doing something to see the change, I want to look good, I want to feel confident, I want to be _____.” For me I want to look healthy and feel healthy, to fit in my old pair of jeans. To remember what it feels like to put on something and not feel like I have to suck in to make it look good on me. I want those changes, but eating unhealthy and not working out will not show any results. SO GET YOUR ASS UP AND LETS START SEEING RESULTS PPL

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“So. Only a couple of weeks until graduation. Any idea what you’re gonna do after school?”

Cassia sighed, gazing up over the scaly rooftop of the school building and into the sky. “Yeah. But promise you won’t tell anyone?” When Laurel nodded, she took in a deep breath. “Hassan and I are gonna move to Oasis Springs. We’re gonna get married as soon as we get there. I got accepted into the Oasis Springs Scientific Institute and Hassan’s already enrolled in their biology programme.”

Laurel’s eyes bugged in shock - Cassia, moving away and getting married?! But the more she thought about it the more comfortable she became with the idea, and it was hard to think of anyone more likely to have a shotgun wedding and a happily-ever-after than Cassia and Hassan. “You’d better make me the flower girl.”

Laughing, Cassia pushed her playfully. “Shotgun weddings don’t have flower girls, you dork! What about you? Any plans?”

“Not really. I’ll probably go to the trade college, learn how to build things. I think I’d like to be a craftswoman, like dad. Make pretty good-quality things and focus on fixing rather than breaking. Jeez. I can’t believe we’re almost adults.”

“We’ll be all right,” Cassia laughed. “We always are.”

anonymous asked:

do you use refs or do you just draw? either way, gosh your art is just 👌👌👌👌👏👏👏💯💯💯💯💦💦💦💦😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

i dont understand what you mean by “use refs” i hope u ?? all use reFS WHEN DRAWING LMAO ?? whenever im not sure how somethin is supposed to look or bend i always look it up or ask someone to pose 

most of the time i just kinda draw and wing it tho, if im not goin outside my comfort zone, but sometimes i make ref sheets for specific colors bc im stupid and everything just is red to me if i don’t

i also take a ton of pics of my gf as anatomy refs there’s no better way to learn how things look than to… u kno… look at them LOL

anonymous asked:

I am a trans woman, I don't pass, and as such I don't often experience what it is like to be a woman. We could definitely use more games without sexism, but I feel that, at least for me, I actually do occasionally want to be reminded that people hate the person I want to be. But I do agree that the game may have been better sticking to one fantasy world rather than switching it out for a sexist one partway through. It's lazy writing, familiar tropes to make the outside world look hostile.

Thank you for your perspective. I absolutely think there’s lots of room for stories that do discuss these issues, of course - just also with some variety too!

shmadas  asked:

Just out of curiosity: what is purple prose? I'm not in the rp community and I have no idea what it is lmao

Oh man, so, it doesn’t only exist in the rp community, it’s just quite notorious on that side of tumblr right now. 

Purple Prose, in the simplest definition, is taking a simple sentence, and making it ridiculously flowery and complicated by using a “uncommon & underused words” thesaurus on every single word in that sentence.

For example:

“He took a sip of coffee.”   would become

“ Such slender, pale appendages curled languidly about the ceramic before him, the gentle heat creeping across skin and settling into bone. Without thought or hesitation the beverage was raised to parted lips, not resting for a moment, the broiling liquid passed over the tongue that sat, thick and heavy in his mouth….” 

Well, you get the idea from that. I’ve not had my practice at it, and I admit, there are ways of doing it well, to come across as poetic and justified… 

but can you imagine trying to read Harry Potter in that style? It would be thousands of pages long

morbidesque  asked:

In a recent ask you said "that stress (such as experienced in protection training)..." which makes me wonder what exactly you mean be "stress". Is it just referring to a state of hyper arousal and excitement, or more negative 'real' stress, because surely if your dog found protection work stressful, you wouldn't carry on with an IPO for that dog?

Stress, by itself, is neither good nor bad. It is unavoidable. Low stress is better than no stress- if a dog never learns how to deal with and overcome stress, the dog will not know what to do in a high stress environment. To some dogs, protection is not a game, it is a battle to be won. This is a high stress mindset and is mentally unhealthy for the dog to constantly be in this state. Unfortunately, this defense drive is key for both high levels of IPO training and competeing (you want a dog that can switch readily between prey/play and defense), so your dog needs to understamd this stress and overcome it in order to come out stronger. Build the dog up right, and stress lowers, and the dog never feels as though they will be overwhelmed by this experience. However, if the dog never feels stress, then when it stops being a game the dog will disengage and be run off the field- a dog ‘panic attack’ from too much stress too fast, as it were.

Creed is a little lacking on confidence with some of his protection recently and feels more stress than I personally am okay with. The only way for him to feel less stress is for us to boost his confidence through training. In order to train, we have to expose him to slowly increasing levels of stress that he can overcome either on his own or with my help, so he feels less stress the next time he experiences that situation. When he is more confident and less stressed, we can make it harder. He is young and very green, and a decoy tripped and ran over him last year (and he screamed, so I assume it hurt) and we have been dealing with this confidence thing since. Our trainer does not think this is a big problem as he saw when the problem happened and believes he can come out of it with time, but stress is going to be part of it.

Incidentally, this is also how reactive dogs are rehabbed. Expose them to just enough stress that they feel it but show them they can overcome and relax, and slowly build up the situation’s difficulty until a dog that reacts to spotting a person 20 feet away can now relax in the middle of a crowded store without fear or stress. But you have to expose and desensitize for that which is a fancy way of saying 'control stress levels and show your dog how to keep their head in stressful sotuations’.

anonymous asked:

How do explain gender identity to parents that keep insisting you're a girl because girls can be masculine and won't accept the fact that you have dysphoria? I'm having a bit of self-doubt because of this. I can't describe what feeling like a boy is like and that's their card against me.

Tell them you know yourself better than anyone else. You realize that feeling like you’re a boy and being masculine are two completely different things, and they need to realize that too. You feel like a boy because you feel a connection to that gender as if it were your own (because it is) despite what they think your body means. Tell them that it makes you uncomfortable to be referred to, seen as, perceived as a girl, even a masculine one. Because there’s a difference- it’s different for everyone, so try to think of some things specific to you, if you can.

anonymous asked:

do you think klance is going to be canon? we have a confirmation of 6 seasons they've definitely got time to make it cacnon

i’m pretty sure i’ve answered this numerous times but idk what to think if i’m being honest. i just don’t wanna hold my breath only to be disappointed in the end lol. for me it’s just become easier to not expect anything so that way when/if it doesn’t happen i’m not as disappointed, especially for sga and poly ships. but this also serves to help because if it does happen (i.e. korrasami) it feels so much better than you can imagine because it’s almost like you’re five and you got that toy you wanted more than anything on christmas morning. no matter how much i want klance, i’m just not entirely convinced it’ll happen and i prefer just indulging in art and theories and stuff but if i actually get hopeful i know i’m just gonna hype myself up only to be let down. maybe it’s just a personal problem that only applies to me because hell i don’t even think that some of my heavily coded m/w ships will happen. but if you want to believe it could be canon, by all means believe it. i’m not saying you should or shouldn’t. but i just prefer not to get any hopes up.

layne5272  asked:

Were getting ready to move back to our home town after I graduate high school, which is like two months away, and I'm feeling a bit stressed because of it. Actually it's added on top of my stress because of school and personal life but it's just making me stress even more than I probably should. Any advice?

Hmmm, since you’re so close to graduating my advice would be to focus on getting through that first. It’s kind of a big deal, so you want to have that handled before going on to anything else.

Once you’ve graduated, find out what exactly it is about moving back that stresses you out. Is it the moving process itself? Going back? Leaving where you are now behind? Knowing why it stresses you out can help you deal with that stress in a better way.

Also! Be sure to communicate these feelings with those around you - your friends, family, anyone who’s involved. They can provide you with support and understanding, which can help a lot in getting those stress levels down.

Good luck, you can get through this <3

Keep on shining!
♥ Courtney

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The Baudelaire’s refusal to be grateful for their unfortunate events seemed like such a good message for kids - so I made a thing.

The signs as comebacks/insults

Aries : Remember that time I said I thought you were cool? I lied.

Taurus : You only annoy me when you’re breathing, really.

Gemini : Do yourself a favor and ignore anyone who tells you to be yourself. Bad idea in your case.

Cancer: Everyone’s entitled to act stupid once in awhile, but you really abuse the privilege.

Leo : Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than open it and remove all doubt.

Virgo: Remember when I asked for your opinion? Me neither.

Libra : Do your parents even realize they’re living proof that two wrongs don’t make a right?

Scorpio : Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you’d gotten enough oxygen at birth?

Sagittarius : Are you always such an idiot, or do you just show off when I’m around?

Capricorn : There are some remarkably dumb people in this world. Thanks for helping me understand that.

Aquarius: I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and shit out a smarter statement than whatever you just said.

Pisces : Some day you’ll go far—and I really hope you stay there.

you guys, you are literally now dealing with a government that starts looking more and more like textbook fascism with each passing day, and some of you are really concerning yourselves with making posts such as “ha HA did YOUR favorite celebrity go to the women’s march, i don’t thINK SO and that is why i am BETTER than you for liking suPERIOR celebrities!!” as if it matters. as if that has ever mattered

14 Million Subscribers

First off, thank you all so very much for getting the channel to 14 Million Subscribers. That’s beyond anything I ever would have imagined when I started out. It’s crazy and it’s very humbling to think people enjoy what you do enough to do that. So thank you!

I think this year is going to be great! It’s already off to a great star and I’m more motivated and eager to make great things than I have been in a while. I don’t want to just say that and then give up on it a few weeks into the year, I truly mean it when I say that I want to do better and be happier this year. Time to stop letting things get to me so much and just have fun with what I do and make you guys my priority! That’s why I started all of this and it’s what I want to keep remembering as time goes on, the numbers may get bigger all the time but the morals and goals of the channel stay the same. To make you guys laugh and smile and hopefully spread some joy into the world :) 

I love you all and I can’t ever repay you for what you’ve done for me but by golly I can sure try! Thank you for not only being here day after day but for also keeping me humble and grounded. This community is one of the best on youtube and I don’t say that lightly to pander or inflate egos, I really mean it! Time and again you all prove how loving and welcoming you are and that truly means a lot to me! 

Keep being awesome!

me hearing about a woman feeling incomplete without love from a man: girl, what the fuck, you don’t need him you’re a Whole Person and you’re better than him anyway, men don’t make you or define you, don’t waste your breath or your energy worrying about him or his kind to feel valued

me hearing about a woman feeling incomplete without love from another women: god I know

I want to tell you about what it’s like to talk to frank iero.
  • He will make sure all of his attention is on you from the moment you walk up to him. (I had to wait for three people to walk in between us before actually stepping up to him and he watched me the whole time.)
  • He leans in to hear you better and speaks softly in reply. 
  • His eye contact does not drop for a second.
  • I’ve never met anyone who’s made me more calm than he did. Especially with active anxiety, I should’ve been freaking out. But his entire demeanor was soft and calming. 
  • He let’s you know he is not in a rush.
  • If you tell him something, he will become truly interested. He prompts you to elaborate and answers enthusiastically.
  • Also, if you get the chance to make him laugh, do that. His eyes get squinty and his laugh is beautiful in real life.

Overall, he was one of the coolest people I’ve ever met and I’m grateful I got time to talk to him. Please feel free to add!!

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS SENTENCE STARTERS.

  • ❝ What the hell happened? ❞
  • ❝ I set the car on fire. ❞
  • ❝ You’re gorgeous. ❞
  • ❝ It’s their blood. ❞
  • ❝ Where are your guns? ❞
  • ❝ You’re better than me. ❞
  • ❝ Put your hands up! ❞
  • ❝ You’re fucked from birth. ❞
  • ❝ Are you pissed at me, baby? ❞
  • ❝ Why would I be pissed at you? ❞
  • ❝ Of course we’re friends.❞ 
  • ❝ Come with me. Please. ❞
  • ❝ I wanna jump inside your pants. ❞
  • ❝ Are you looking at something? ❞ 
  • ❝ Why did you kill all of those people? ❞
  • ❝ What’s with your sour fucking puss? ❞
  • ❝ Are we gonna have a peyote party? ❞
  • ❝ Friends don’t make their friends die. ❞
  • ❝ Are you nervous because we’re killing a chick? ❞
  • ❝ I’m going to be over to kill you on Tuesday. ❞
  • ❝ Maybe the world just doesn’t understand you. ❞
  • ❝ Poodles always look like they’ve been crying. ❞
  • ❝ We all gotta dream, don’t we? ❞
  • ❝ Have some pride in yourself. ❞
  • ❝ Fuck the cops! Fuck them! ❞ 
  • ❝ You ever shoot a guy in his eyeball? ❞
  • ❝ Sorry if I haven’t been a very good friend to you. ❞
  • ❝ Don’t ever say I never do anything for you. ❞
  • ❝ Seriously, just fuck off! I’m not in the fucking mood! ❞
  • ❝ I stabbed a guy in the ear once. Ice pick, right in his fucking ear. ❞
  • ❝ You think I’m not serious just because I carry a rabbit? ❞
  • ❝ Are you out of your alcoholic fucking mind? ❞
  • ❝ You’ve eaten too many hallucinogenic cactuses tonight, [ name. ]❞
  • ❝ I don’t have a drinking problem. I just like drinking. ❞ 
  • ❝ Sorry for hitting you in the face so hard. ❞
  • ❝ Sometimes I think God’s gone crazy. ❞
  • ❝ No shoot-outs, no pay-outs. Just human beings talking. ❞
  • ❝ You might want to stop drinking if this is how you’re gonna behave. ❞
  • ❝ It’s impossible for someone’s head to actually explode, isn’t it?  ❞
  • ❝ When are you gonna get a job that’s not just stealing from people? ❞
  • ❝ This guy just telephoned a psycho-killer to come psycho-kill us! ❞
  • ❝ God loves us. I know it. He’s just got a funny way of showing it sometimes. ❞
  • ❝ I didn’t mean to break his nose. His nose was just in the middle of where I was punching. ❞
Signs as artist problems

Aries: “Can you draw me??”

Taurus: “You’ll never make a living like that!”

Gemini: Scared of ruining a brand new sketchbook

Cancer: Realising all the mistakes once you post the artwork

Leo: “Did you draw that?”

Virgo: “Can I have that drawing once you’re done?”

Libra: Becoming paranoid that people will steal your characters

Scorpio: Drawing something and not knowing what to do with the background

Sagittarius: Too broke for art supplies

Capricorn: So difficult to create a distinctive art style,,,

Aquarius: The sketch looks better than the lineart!11!!1

Pisces: Proud of a drawing you did late at night but hating it in the morning

I really hope that @therealjacksepticeye will see this (pleasepleaseplease)

It’s my second pixel-art with Sean (gosh i LOVE making pixel-art). I was really caught by idea of some old school fighting or rpg game about Jacksepticeye.

Also.. I’m not a very optimistic person and sometimes I dont know what to do with my life and with everything that’s going on around but every evening when I open youtube there are few people that make me smile. And one of them is @therealjacksepticeye. Thank you, Sean, from the bottom of my heart for making everything better.

And here we go with some bonus (this gif is bigger than original)