when one of these things is not quite like the other

A Life is Strange sim project?

Yeah, I made yet another project for myself (not that I don’t have enough XD). My goal is to make most of the main-ish characters from Life is Strange in sim form! Yes, I know others already made them, but I just wanted to make my own versions, because #deedeeisaperfectionist XD

So I just want to sum a few things up here, before I get asks about them:

1. Yes, I will upload these sims (I don’t know when, though, maybe at the end of the project, maybe sooner in small bunches)

2. If you see some clothes or accessories that look exactly like theirs in the game: I converted them

3. And yes, I’ll upload these conversions sooner or later (just have to make morphs / apply more recolors, etc)

Um, basically that’s it? Let’s move on to the pictures! Not that I have many of them yet, just the two main characters, but I like how they turned out! (and I hope I’ll get to make some more soon) :)

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recs for like a pitch perfect ish fic? Like an a cappella group or something? Idek if there are any but thanks

I only read this one (and it was fun !) :

- can i not like you for a while? : louis tomlinson is awful. harry is just as difficult, and they’re both terrible to each other. it makes being in the same acapella group together quite complicated. (43k)

I found this fic on AO3 too (haven’t read it though) :

- Nothing That You Do  : Louis wants to be in London making music, not at university wasting away, so when the perfect opportunity presents itself by the hand of Harry Styles and a bunch of singing young men, well, he’s not about to say no. Things aren’t always that easy though. Or a Pitch Perfect AU where Louis is Becca and movies are indie rock bands now.  (15k)

Have a nice day !

Hussie’s art style is so weirdly unique to where I haven’t seen one person draw it quite the way he does and it’s weird because it’s so simple
And the other weird thing about that is that when you start/ plan to read homestuck the art style is one of the biggest turn-offs of the comic but as you get to the end you start to just like adore it and I want to see it all the time

Lauren Mayberry, CHVRCHES

What inspired you to get involved with The Ally Coalition?

I was aware of the work that these guys had being doing for a while and the other guys in the band weren’t in town initially so my friend Joey is going to play some cover song withs me. It seems like a really nice way to get a lot of people together and raise money for a thing that is really important, especially in the stressful political times in which we live.

Who has been an ally in your life?

In the kind of work that we do, you find who your friends are quite easily, and I’m lucky enough to have some long term friends from Home who are always ready to tell you when you’re being an asshole, and also always ready to tell you when someone else is being an asshole.

What’s a takeaway that you want people to have?

I think one of the most important things especially right now is that just because something doesn’t affect you directly doesn’t mean you don’t have to care about it, and more people talking about things and supporting each other is incredibly important and I think that something like this raises awareness and makes people hopefully feel less alone, but also hopefully galvanizes people to work together and make change.

man but honestly few things fuck me up as much as when adam says in trb “i think you’ll find i do pretty much everything quiet”, because on one hand, as a massive introvert, i super relate– but on the other hand, when you think about the heartbreaking implications of that sentence, it’s like, fuck. fuck, of course you do

you laugh quietly because your dad is always angry, you cry quietly because the neighbors don’t care about your bruises; you’re quiet about your achievements because the kids from the trailer park don’t really care about your straight As, and you’re quiet in school because you’re ashamed of your accent; you think quietly because it makes it easier to pull apart your emotions and sort them into logical containers, and you love quietly because you don’t quite know how yet, and because in the dusty back roads of henrietta, virginia, a boy who loves girls and boys is not quite safe.

you brave, lonesome boy, of course you do everything quiet; how could it be otherwise? 

Hey Guys! So I’ve noticed that art theft has been quite the thing lately, (especially people reposting art.) I also know that some people aren’t sure about the difference between a reblog and a repost, so hopefully I can explain this today!

Reposting happens when you take someones art and make a new post for it (be it on a different website or the same one.) Most artists do not like this. Some will allow it with proper credit, but you should always ask permission first.

Reblogging is when you share the original post on the same website with other people. Most artists love when you do this!

Why reblog? It lets other people find the artist more easily (and to see more of their work!) it lets the artist know people are enjoying their work (which is a huge motivator for sharing it), it provides proper context for the work, and more!

Please share the art you like by reblogging it, and remember never to claim other people’s art as your own. : )

Yuri on Ice 2017/02/11 all night event report

I’m back from the event and I’ll write a report before going to sleep, mostly because I’m sure I will not be able to decipher my scribbles when I wake up… It’s not the full talk show since you can’t record it and also I couldn’t possibly write down everything, but I tried to take note of most things, especially stuff that has never been mentioned elsewhere. In the end it became quite long so I guess I was able to get most of the stuff down…

Needless to say it’s my notes, so other people might write about parts I omitted, etc. To be honest quite a few of the things they said especially in the beginning, like what the seiyuu think about their characters, is something I’ve read so many times in interviews that I could almost answer in their place, lol… I was a bit disappointed that one of the questions that was answered is the one about Chris’ mysterious acquaintance, because actually Kubo answered that in Pash already (it’s in the Q&A part I’ll be translating later), and I hoped they would feature questions about stuff that hasn’t been explained yet. Well I guess not everybody reads interviews, but still…

Due to the format of the report you can find my comments here and there, mostly in brackets.
Under the cut because it’s long.

I forgot to mention something important: the ones participating in the talk show were Mitsurou Kubo, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor), Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio).

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Colliding Galaxies in Stephans Quintet : Will either of these galaxies survive? In what might be dubbed as a semi-final round in a galactic elimination tournament, the two spirals of NGC 7318 are colliding. The featured picture was created from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. When galaxies crash into each other, many things may happen including gravitational distortion, gas condensing to produce new episodes of star formation, and ultimately the two galaxies combining into one. Since these two galaxies are part of Stephans Quintet, a final round of battling galaxies will likely occur over the next few billion years with the eventual result of many scattered stars and one large galaxy. Quite possibly, the remaining galaxy will not be easily identified with any of its initial galactic components. Stephans Quintet was the first identified galaxy group, lies about 300 million light years away, and is visible through a moderately-sized telescope toward the constellation of the Winged Horse . via NASA

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Anything and everything you can share about Maggie and Alex on Supergirl? — Kylie

Though Alex is going through quite a roller coaster when it comes to her family issues, not to mention her upcoming meet with one of Maggie’s exes, it looks like Sanvers is heading for the next step. “They have a lot to grow together, but they are realizing how serious they are about each other, so I think there’s some things coming up that would take it maybe to the next level,” Chyler Leigh tells me.

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Reasons to be Happy

1. You are unique. There’s no-one on the planet quite like you!

2. You are loved – probably much more than you realise.

3. You have the chance to give love to others.

4. You still have time to change your life.

5. You have the chance to be creative, and experiment with your gifts.

6. You can explore your interests and learn new things.

8. You have the chance to enjoy the gift of laughter.

9. You can experience and enjoy eating, sleeping, friendships, music, the beauty of nature, animals, the scent of flowers, etc.

10. Even when today has been a bad day, you get a new start tomorrow – and can turn a fresh page.

11. You can dance, sing, jog, ski, cycle, run a marathon – or participate in any sports or form of exercise that brings you pleasure.

12. You can travel, meet new people, and broaden your perspective on life.

13. You can hang out at a lake or you can walk along the beach – and enjoy skimming stones, and being a kid again.

14. You can splash in puddles in the rain, or skate on the ice, or throw snowballs at your friends.

15. You can choose to make a difference in someone else’s life, and brighten their day, and bring a smile to their face.

anonymous asked:

oh my god.... so often in group pics when ym are next to each other they're right up in each other's space like that and are, like, easily the two that are the closest together (remember that kota kinabalu pic on the beach??? fmu) out of them all its like.. one of my most subtle but obvious things abt them istg

i mean,,,,,,,,,

quite interesting if u ask me

“And we didn’t even know each other...”

Look. I know Zayn and Louis applied for the same job. And Niall and Liam went to the same Busted concert (presumably when they were like 8 years old when Busted was touring before 1D was formed). Both of those things are neat coincidences.

But they aren’t very significant to any of them, because they’ve mentioned both of those things like one time in interviews over the course 6 years (and it was arguably to try and make the Script concert seem like less of a thing). 

You know what’s significant? What Harry himself made significant? 

The Script concert. He had to make a public declaration about it…twice!

“This place is incredible to me…I remember coming to quite a few gigs here. I remember I stood right there watching the Script and it turns out, Louis was at the same gig!“ - Manchester, 22 December 2011

“This venue is quite special to me. I’ve been to quite a few gigs here before. And I remember, about 3 years ago, I was stood just about there to watch the Script in here, and it turns out, that Louis was at the same gig!” - Manchester, 23 December 2011

Louis and Zayn have never described their mutual employment pursuits as “incredible” or “quite special.” And neither have Liam and Niall described the Busted concert that way, despite it being literally the same scenario as Louis and Harry attending a Script concert at the same venue on the same day.

So you have to wonder why Harry cares so much, why it’s such a curious thing that they were there, together, on the same night, at the same time, doing the same thing, and they didn’t even know each other. 

But then fate twisted, and they did meet, and became so important to each other, that it made the night they missed each other that much more significant. 

Marinette getting to know Adrien better, and being less nervous because of it. Them hanging out with Alya and Nino, and also alone.

Starting to recognise small things about the other that seem familiar. Little gestures and reactions, the way they say some things. 

It doesn’t click at first, not even when they’re hanging out as Ladybug and Chat Noir, finding more little things about each other that somehow feel familiar.

The person is on the tip of their tongue but they can’t quite recall who.

(And part of it is the magic of the masks that help hide their identities, that cause their minds to shy away from the answers.)

A slow identity reveal where one day they’re doing something like sitting with the other and the way Marinette laughs suddenly strikes Adrien as familiar. She looks at him and for a second he swears he sees a red mask before her eyes and he knows.
Or Ladybug and Chat Noir have finished a patrol and he makes a joke, brushes away her praise by throwing it back at her. There’s a way that he runs his hand through his hair, and a look on his face that she knows, and suddenly it clicks that Adrien is standing before her.

A gentle identity reveal where it’s only through truly knowing both sides of the other that they see.

Batmom x Damian Wayne Drabble

A/N: I’m pleased with this one.

Warnings: None but it’s a bit longer than the others I think.

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He’d never had someone quite like you in his life, the only mother figure he had was Talia, your opposite apparently. You’d often ask about his day, night activities, offer to stitch him up, make him snacks, take him places whenever he wasn’t quite himself - he secretly loved all the things you did but couldn’t understand why you did them. Did he owe you something? Did you need him for some evil master plan?

It was a Saturday morning and Damian was graciously finishing the breakfast prepared for him by Alfred when you walked in, dressed in a way that suggested you were going somewhere.
“Morning Dami, how’d you sleep?” You chirped reaching for a snack on the top shelf.
“Well. Though patrol was particularly strenuous.” He monotonously replied looking to you, green eyes filled with curiosity.

“I hope you kicked butt out there, do you need any injuries taking care of?” You asked with a smile.
“No.” Rather blunt, with a hint of obnoxiousness.
“Alright, call me if you need anything.” You grinned walking over to the boy and playfully ran your fingers through his hair before leaving the kitchen.

Damian froze, this was odd behaviour - you’d never done that to him before and he felt slightly agitated that you were now treating him like a child. Dick walked in just as you were about to exit noticing the cold frown his ‘youngest brother’ wore.

“Hey Dickiebird.” You greeted and again tousled his hair too, to which left Damian thoroughly confused - so you weren’t treating him like a child?
Dicks eyes lit up significantly and he sent a pout your way as you left, immediately fixing his hair afterwards. Damian’s hair was also in more disarray than usual and realisation hit the older hero.

“It’s her way of showing she loves us, (y/n) does it to all of us from time to time.” Grayson grinned before grabbing some orange juice and presumably going to the Batcave.
There was no way you did this to all of them right? Damian decided to check this out for himself through the art of skilful observation, or maybe he was just determined to prove Grayson wrong.

First it was Tim, a couple of days after the 'incident’ and Tim had come to the Batcave under the alias of Red Robin, pulling down his mask and looking completely exhausted. You sat at one of the desks pushing a cup of coffee toward the returning vigilante while Damian leant on the railing above watching the scene unfold below him. Tim walked past the coffee and over to you who was now standing, he took you into a weak hug and rested his forehead on your shoulder allowing you to run your fingers through his tousled locks.

“Aw, you must tired Timmy.” Again you gave a meaningful smile and handed Tim his coffee which he graciously accepted.
Damian continued to observe,  believing that Tim was just soft and you had only gotten to ¾ of them meaning Dick still wasn’t right.

Damian was confident you wouldn’t do it to all of the Robins, apparently just most of them - Jason being the one exception, since he was always grumpy or sarcastic, he didn’t think you would dare touch him in fear of getting yelled at. However, he was proven wrong much to his distaste when Jason had arrived at the manor for goodness knows what and was leaning on the wall waiting for Bruce (he assumed anyway).

Thats when you walked past, noticing the absence of Jason’s helmet you briskly went toward him and rustled your fingers through his hair on your way past.
“Nice of you to visit Jaybird, you better tell me how you’re getting on once you’re done here.” You grinned heading down the hallway while Damian awaited the harsh reply from the Red Hood. Which never came…?

Instead Jason ran a hand through his newly messed up hair and smiled, it was a genuine smile too, one which was rarely even seen on him. Did he like it?
“Was that a smile Todd?” Damian arrogantly interrogated making his presence known.
“Shut up Demon spawn!” Jason remarked, a hint of happiness detected in his rude tone.

Upon returning from vigilante duty with his father, Damian was still considering his findings - why did you do it? Grayson was not right, it couldn’t be a sign of affection since he’d only been living here for a few months maybe he just refused to accept that you actually did trust him so quickly or it was denial.

He stood in the Batcave pondering all the possibilities, meanwhile you happily greeted Bruce with long kiss and a hug then made you way over to Robin with Bruce carefully watching your actions.
You ran your hand through his dark hair, ruffling it slightly which recaptured his attention.
“Welcome home Dami.” You greeted cheerfully but in a calm manner then began to make your way back up to the mansion.

You completely missed the look of shock that crossed Bruce’s face in a split second as you interacted with Robin. Robin on the other had finally accepted it, he enjoyed your little act of affection and it made him feel welcome, safe and happy even - this brought the smallest of smiles to boys features.

“Thanks… (Y/N).” Damian finished, turning to you as you left - you smiled and nodded in response while Bruce was just speechless due to Damian’s sudden change in attitude.
Weird.

Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide Part 2

Close persons and friends may appreciate a list of all things Newt Scamander-related, to help them understand how to care for this unique creature.  Here is a composed list, which shall be ongoing. Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide - pg 2.

Care and Keeping:

  • Occasionally, your Newt will engage in a bout of movement and gyration known as ‘dancing.’  This is especially likely when listening to the musician Louis Armstrong, or any other form of jazz.  This is another sign of a content Newt, and this activity should be allowed to continue for as long as is appropriate, i.e. must be interrupted if pressing matters arise, such as an upset creature, or being late to dinner arrangements.
  • Uncommonly seen, an anxious Newt will be quite reclusive and withdrawn.  Main indicators will include silence, pacing, and disappearances which can range from several hours to several days.  Try not to be alarmed, as this Newt needs a bit of space to sort out his thoughts, much like a frustrated Newt.  See pg. 1.  While this Newt will also return on his own, he is likely to be embarrassed of his behaviour, and as such it is very important to act in a calm and regular fashion around him for a moderate length of time, until behaviour is returned to normal.
  • While quite capable in many aspects, your Newt should not, under any circumstance, be allowed unsupervised in the kitchen.  The likely results of this can include, but are not limited to: broken dishes, spilled condiments, scorch marks, and one food poisoned magizoologist.  In the event of such a situation, be prepared with both extinguishing spells and reparation charms.
  • You may, at times, happen upon your Newt singing.  Most common instances will usually be while tending to the youngest of his creatures.  While the song of Newt is quite beautiful, it should not be praised, nor applauded.  It is best to not be seen at all, as Newt can be quite shy about this particular activity.
  • In the rare occurrence, Newt may fall asleep in a creature habitat while working.  If you come across this Newt, do your best to coax him to bed.  Note: This will be an extremely clingy Newt, who may refuse to part with your person once situated.  It’s best to wait this out and use this time for napping, as any attempt to extricate yourself from the grasp of a sleeping Newt will prove futile.  

Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide Part 1

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Characters: Yoongi x Reader

Word Count: 10,118

Genre: Fluff/Angst


You weren’t exactly sure when Min Yoongi had come into town.

To be quite honest, you didn’t even know when it was that he had first stepped into the coffee shop you worked at. It was hopeless attempting to remember each person who passed through the establishment, especially not when the interactions generally lasted less than a minute. The faces of the customers you encountered every single day just blended together, much like their orders of caramel macchiatos and green tea lattes. It was difficult to keep track of the cursory café connoisseurs, but you knew one thing was for certain.

He hadn’t been here before.

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Bruce Wayne as a first time parent being incredibly over protective. He holds Dick’s hand every time they cross the street. He buys the kid a ridiculous amount of toys which Dick doesn’t even need. He freaks out over every bump and bruises Dick acquires (and trust me there’s a lot) and is constantly consulting parenting books and other adults for advice.

Bruce Wayne as a second time parent getting frustrated and concerned when Jason behaves differently than Dick. He thought he had this dad thing down but Jason is changing it up. He’s toned down the obsessive need to buy his kid things but he still checks out every scraped knee and is seen angrily flipping through a worn old child care book about how to get your 12 year old to quit smoking.

Bruce Wayne as a third time parent is exhausted dealing with all of these boys. It’s lucky for him Tim is a pretty easy going teen. Bruce doesn’t hold Tim’s hand nor has he purchased one toy for the kid but he does like to ruffle Tim’s hair and listen to the boy talk about his hobbies. He has settled into his role as a mentor and sort of father. He has had his fill of raising children. No more after this.

Bruce Wayne as a fourth time parent does not know anything about dealing with girls, especially traumatized, assassin girls who requires extra care. But he works at it, again, he finds himself seeking advice for dealing with disabled kids. Kids are hard, why is he doing this again? He treats his girl with care, giving her the attention she deserves but he doesn’t panic anymore. Not only can his daughter take anything life throws at her, Bruce has learned from the others.

Bruce Wayne as a fifth time parent has seen it all. There is nothing any of his children can do that surprises him anymore. Come back from the dead? seen it three times. Fly? Damian come down and eat breakfast already. Bruce’s resting bitchface game is so strong, it is said that children within a 3 mile radius will stop and feel ashamed out of nowhere. He achieved the ultimate level of dadness. He has taken care of five rambunctious children, the villains of Gotham can’t compare to that uphill battle. The childcare book was last seen in the trash with several pages torn out in anger.

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Anything and everything you can share about Maggie and Alex on Supergirl? — Kylie

Though Alex is going through quite a roller coaster when it comes to her family issues, not to mention her upcoming meet with one of Maggie’s exes, it looks like Sanvers is heading for the next step. “They have a lot to grow together, but they are realizing how serious they are about each other, so I think there’s some things coming up that would take it maybe to the next level,” Chyler Leigh tells me.

Why your art isn’t getting attention from professional clients. | Insight from a client’s perspective.

So a lot of you guys don’t know this, because I don’t like to show my hand, but I am actually an author and the leader of an independent business [we’re JUST getting started so nothing too flashy]; but we’ve got 2 major projects in the works and we’re going to work closely with a lot of artists/designers in the very near future.

As someone who’s been on the “other side” of it, actually seeking professional artists for quite some time, I thought I’d share some insight as to why you’re maybe not getting the responses you want when you submit your portfolio for jobs. 

1: You’re too young.

| When I tell my graphic designer to find an artist, one of the requirements I have is that you must be 18 years or older. I don’t do this to be “ageist”, but there are a lot of things we’d have to take into consideration if we were to work with a minor. Here are just some of my personal reasons why I don’t work with minors.

| +Do you have your parent’s permission? Yes its just drawing, but it’d be frustrating to have to constantly go through your parents every time we wanted to work with you. You are not able to sign any sort of legal documentation [such as a contract to grant us rights to the work] and therefore they’d have to sign for you. 

| +Time vs Workload. In the United States you are legally required to attend school until you are 16/17 years old. You being in class for 8 hours a day, then having homework plus whatever other obligations leaves you a very small window to work for us, vs someone who does artwork full time or controls their own schedule. 

| +Ethics. When adults interact with minors there is a certain set of boundaries and power dynamics that need to be observed. I require anyone who does ongoing work for us to provide a secondary means of communication other than email; this is to make sure we can reach them if there’re any problems. It’d be inappropriate for a high school student [you] to exchange contact information with us, 25-30 year olds. While I know my team and none of them would ever behave inappropriately, this is to protect both us and you. 

So I don’t work with minors period.

2: You require payment up front, but don’t want to sign a contract. 

| When I purchase something online, whether it be from a store’s website or Amazon, I don’t have any problems paying up front. This is because I know it is an accredited retailer with a lot of people and systems in place that ensure I receive what I pay for within a certain window, as required by law. There is also quality control which ensures that I get exactly what I was promised. 

There is no entity that holds you legally accountable aside from me. Even with a contract, the legal process is a strain on time, energy, and resources that could be better spent elsewhere. I’d have to get a lawyer. They’d have to review the contract. They’d have to determine if we have a case. We’d have to wait months for a reply and a court date, then we’d have to show up, and then pay said lawyer: meanwhile for all the time and money spent I could’ve just hired somebody else.

It’s time, its money, its an entire ordeal that isn’t even worth it for whatever work we’re getting 80% of the time anyways. “I promise!” is not sufficient for me to give you a portion of our very limited budget.

If you require your clients to pay anything before you start drawing: expect to sign a contract. 

3: You have no variety/You look just like everyone else.

| I have personally looked through over 140 portfolios submitted to me and I can tell you all but maybe 8 of them: Looked. Exactly. The. Same. Both to each other and to all the other work in your portfolio.

For example: I said I was looking for an anime-style artist for my dark fantasy novel. Every single artist except 8 who showed me their work only had cutesy doe-eyed anime girls posing with pastel colors. They had the same faces, the same body types, the same poses, etc. Which is fine if that what you like to draw. But if you submit to my ad and I’m wondering “okay, but can they do a fight scene? Can they do a different style [chibi? shounen? shojo? etc] What about clothes? Weapons? Different facial expressions? Poses? Different genders? 

[Seriously, why do so many of you only draw young girls/women? 

If I have any male characters (like the protagonist!) then you just disqualified yourself right off the bat! 

Please think about this when you’re putting your portfolio together!] 

Different ages? Different skin tones? Different body types? Hair Textures?” 

- Then I’m going to pick someone else.

No matter what kind of artist you are, variety is so important. Because even if someone says “I need somebody to draw a lamp!” and all you literally draw is lamps- somebody else just submitted a portfolio that looks like an Ikea catalog. Why should I pick your lamps? Especially if all your lamps look the same. If all you draw is one thing and you have no range, it looks amateurish compared to someone who can do what you can plus more.

Telling me “I can draw guys!” when your portfolio doesn’t have one guy in it, vs someone who has male and female characters at the very least- right away I’m looking at them over you. 

| +You never know what someone is looking for. Don’t show them only what you think they’d want to see. It’s always best to show them a little bit of everything you can do. Your portfolio speaks for you. No matter what you tell me, the evidence is right in front of my face. Make sure your portfolio is always an accurate reflection of your skill and range. 

4. You come across as unprofessional.

| This one is a little bit harder to define, but please make sure you present yourself as a professional. Even if you’ve never done this before, approach it like a job interview because it essentially is. 

| +Always use proper spelling/grammar to the best of your ability. At least at first, then once you become more familiar feel free to relax a little. But you want to show people you’re taking this opportunity seriously. Someone who puts effort into their communication vs “lol ok xD” simply looks better. Your personal page/website can have whatever, but the important question you should ask is “how do I want to present myself?” If you come across like you don’t care about whatever you’re doing for me, I’m going to assume you don’t.

| +Keep your page/website active. If your page looks dead then you may get passed over for someone who appears more “present”. It can be as simple as having a blog update every once in a while or uploading a quick sketch of something, or even having a link to a twitter. Something where clients can see “Oh hey, this person is still around.” Even when there’s nothing going on, always try to have recent updates. 

| +Avoid harsh negatives. This is the big secret right here folks! Having your own set of guidelines and boundaries is important for anyone. However, if the first thing someone sees when they go to your page is a giant list of things you “ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT DO!” it makes you appear inflexible. 

A technique I suggest is one I call the “vague refusal”, at least when it comes to professional quarries. Instead of, for example, “NO PORN” a better phrase is “Unfortunately, I’m unable to accept work with sexually explicit themes at this time; however feel free to contact me with any other ideas you have!” This communicates 3 very important things.

|++1: That you understand and sympathize with the client’s needs [Even if you don’t really].

|++2: That you are not necessarily unWILLing, but unABLE [wording is important!]. Even if you’re unable because you’re unwilling- never say you wont, only that you cant. If they ask why then feel free to say whatever, but if a client is professional then they will not challenge your refusal.

|++3: That although you cannot do those things, there are lots of other things you CAN do, and you invite clients to approach you.

[This is a technique often used when it comes to rejection emails.]

“Hi Sarah! Thank you for your interest in a position at ___. Unfortunately we are UNABLE to offer you a position AT THIS TIME, however we will keep your application on file and encourage you to seek employment with us in the future.”

5. You can’t meet their needs.

| Sometimes you just aren’t what they need right now. Maybe your style isn’t what they’re looking for, maybe your price is outside of their budget, or maybe they need more done than your schedule allows for. Chances are it has nothing to do with you personally and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad artist. It just means that they’re looking for a very specific person right now and you simply aren’t that person. Keep drawing! Keep your portfolio up to date! Practice with expanding your range! 

In Closing

I wanted to write this to give a little bit of insight to what goes on in mind of a client who’s looking through your work. Whenever an ad is posted we get hundreds of submissions so it really becomes a game of choosing people who have that perfect storm of prices, quality, and professionalism. Hopefully you guys find this helpful! I had a lot of fun writing it. 

I’m sorry but Credence and Modesty’s relationship is so important

They’re both from an abusive household and rely on each other for support

Credence is quite a bit older so clearly he has a certain duty of care over her, but the thing is this responsibility that they feel to look after one another is definitely mutual.

However, Modesty is incredibly intelligent and is wise beyond her years. She’s twigged what Mary Lou is like and she knows how to avoid detection - unlike Credence. 

While Chastity is close to Mary Lou and seems to genuinely believe in the teachings of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, Modesty and Credence only have each other to rely on, and while they keep their heads down and keep relatively quiet - Modesty only singing the anti-witchcraft hopscotch chants - the times we see them together show how much they need each other and how important they are to each other.

Modesty has seen Credence beaten, and when they’re out gently holds his hand. She is aware of the abuse he is going through so is careful to avoid what she can - but at the same time shows him a small amount of affection to show her support. This is a man who when he was hugged in a controlling way was “overwhelmed” at the affection. I’m certain that Modesty lightly holding his hand is enough love to keep him going. 

It’s said that Modesty only trusts him.

When Credence finds her wand, he only panics when they are caught, and is more worried about Modesty being hurt than being in trouble himself.

What stands out the most though, is when the obscurus took over Credence. Usually the dark magic controls the victim, takes over and destroys everything in its path including the witch/wizard in question. Yet when Credence was overcome with dark magic he killed Mary Lou, destroyed the building yet left Modesty completely unharmed. His sister means so much to him that not even an obscurus could make him cause any harm to her.

Credence and Modesty Barebone’s relationship is so important and must be protected and nothing will ever make me not love these siblings.