yeah idk how i feel about this

anonymous asked:

Hey so is Dan in the Phan Elf AU going to have some kind of tragic backstory? I feel like an element of darkness can add more to the relationship with DnP and maybe the void that Dan has in his heart can be filled with the sunshine thats Phil.

The most tragic thing is when someone’s darkness comes from within for no particular reason. I think that’s what Dan’s personality will be like… like, there’s no concrete reason he’s like how he is. Idk honestly I haven’t thought about their backstories enough haha. But yeah I’m trying to fit their characters close to how they are IRL, and as far as I know Dan doesn’t have a tragic backstory really (yes, he hated school life, so maybe that’ll translate somehow into this AU). Either way, the sunshine that is Phil does him good :) 

Tips on Writing Characters Without Faces

so yeah, we all know that facial expressions can tell us a lot about how a character is feeling, but what if that isn’t an option? how can you make someone emote if they don’t really have standard facial features? the answer; body language.

let’s consider how emotions are conveyed on a stage production vs movie with Sweeney Todd. First, the stage play:

Note how Todd’s entire upper body goes into his gestures, how he’s single-mindedly focused on his dreams and ideals; how his hands GRAB for each imaginary ‘man’ with these sharp, aggressive, destructive movements and how that contrasts with Mrs. Lovett’s body language; how her hands linger in the air and gravitate towards Todd even after he’s pulled away, and the slow turn she gives him. It does an excellent, though exaggerated, way of conveying their relationship (her focus is on him and making him happy, his focus is entirely on revenge)

Contrast this to the movie:

Originally posted by curiousitykilledthekat

Same lines in the song, much more subtle. Lovett’s eyes still track towards Todds, which reminds us she’s still more focused on the outside, but all of the emotion is in their faces. Were this not a close-up shot in a movie it’d be very, very hard to read their expressions.

While I do recommend you watch a few stage plays (in person near the back row if you can) to actually study body language for yourself or try out charades with your face covered with friends/watch how cosplayers or mascots emote, here’s a few shorthands to get you started (US-centric so expressions may vary on your region):


  • perfectly still - fear, intense attention, feeling under scrutiny
  • tilted up - recollection, intimidation (looking down nose at threat, aiming to appear taller)
  • tilted down - intense thought, shame (avoiding eye contact), depression/sad feelings
  • turned away - not giving person full attention, avoiding subject/conflict without being combative
  • cocker-spaniel (sideways) tilt - confusion, curiosity, amusement


  • at the forehead - fatigue (wiping away sweat), illness (checking self for fever, feeling a headache), realization/memory (a ‘well duh’ tap)
  • at the eyes - fatigue or headache (shielding eyes from light), distress (blocking out a painful view, concealing tears)
  • at the nose - disgust (a pinch at the nostrils,) irritation (rubbing at sore spot on nose from glasses wear)
  • at the mouth - nausea, surprise, repressing an emotion/stopping self from saying something
  • at the chin - contemplation, tiredness (face resting in hand)
  • rubbing back of neck - a need to relax tension, embarrassment, slight unease/desire to distract self
  • at the chest - surprise, self-protection (reaction to a wounding statement, sometimes used sarcastically), strong emotions (clutching at heart, could be good-strong or bad-strong), need for security (touching necklace/adjusting clothing to conceal more)
  • at the stomach - pain (clutching, pressing), satisfaction after a meal, protectiveness towards fetus when applicable
  • at the hip(s) - confidence, intimidation, nervousness (if grabbing for weapon)
  • at groin - concealment/unease (usually male-coded as protection of genitals), politeness (hands folded in lap)
  • on thighs - exhaustion (bent over, hands on legs supporting tired upper body)
  • formed into fists - holding back an intense emotion, preparing to fight
  • toying with something - restlessness (bored, nervous energy, craving something they can’t touch) or deliberate disrespect of property (playing with personal objects someone holds dear as an intimidation tactic)


  • at sides, relaxed - default posture
  • at sides, tense - unease, restraint (soldier at attention, person holding still to avoid being attacked), fear
  • crossed at chest - disapproval, displaying authority, unease (hugging oneself)
  • crossed at stomach - pain, intense laughter (caused by sore stomach muscles from laughing)
  • up, fingers laced behind head - confidence, relaxation
  • one arm on back of furniture - confidence, invitation for someone join them
  • general rule - the further arms are away from body, the more confident/dominant a person means to appear; exposed torso indicates that they don’t see anyone around as a threat to them


  • square with shoulders - professional, restraint, protective stance
  • wide stance, one foot a little back but planted - defensive stance, expecting to receive blows (knees may be unlocked - seen in swordplay and fencing)
  • weight on one leg - relaxed, tired, may also be leaning on something or pair with one ankle tucked behind the other
  • uneven stance - could indicate old injury
  • foot tapping/bouncing - boredom, nervous energy

Whole Body:

  • stiff and still - fear, unease, standing to attention
  • limp or pliant - relaxed, tired, pleased
  • shoulders back/head up - alert, focused, aggressive
  • shoulders forward, hunched - tired, ashamed
  • leaning towards person - interest, intimidation (looming over them), aggression (usually paired with tense arms or hands in fists,)
  • leaning away from person - relaxation, confidence, disgust (recoiling)
  • smooth/fluid movements - joy, confidence, experience
  • stiff motions - fear (reactive, fight or flight), pain (reluctance to move), anger (either fighting to keep control of emotions or lashing out), cold (conservation of heat by keeping limbs near body)
  • cracking joints/stretching - preparing for a fight, often reading as confidence in abilities
  • general rule - close contact/proximity can read as intimidation (paired with tense body - an invasion of personal space) or affection (paired with relaxaed body language, gentle movement) or passion/attraction while distance can read unease/distaste/fear/dislike.

with those in mind, let’s read this scene from Red vs Blue (a personal fav of mine for body language) featuring agent texas from season 8.

Originally posted by cryingmanlytears

So first of all, very relaxed upper body; limp arms held away from the body, which slowly come back to rest on her hips as she looks at what she’s done. Watch how her lean shifts at the end as her center of gravity shifts, and how she has to move her right leg to restabilize herself when she’s finished pushing it. This reads, in order from the start of the loop; detachment (the least amount of her body is involved in the action as possible), relaxation (smooth movements, the deliberation of those little steps backwards) and confidence (hands on hips.) We can tell a ton about this character just in this gif alone, based on her body language.

in summary! this list isn’t exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas for ways of making characters emote in fics when you can’t see their faces.

I’ve been thinking about professor!magnus and soldier!alec since yesterday and idk if I want to commit myself to writing something like that when I know nothing about the army but I feel like there could be something very heartbreaking about it. 

Like maybe Alec is about to be deployed and it’s his what… 2nd? 3rd? tour and he’s happy to be unattached, despite what his siblings always say, because he knows how hard it is to be separated from the ones he loves but also to be left behind and he doesn’t want to do that to someone. So he doesn’t date and he doesn’t have a lot of close friends apart from his family and it’s ok, hes doing something important, serving his country and following his family’s footsteps (ofc they’d be a big military family) but then he meets Magnus … Idk where, somewhere random like a bookstore or grocery store or the outdoor market Izzy dragged him to and sparks  f l y. And Alec is confused/overwhelmed and reluctant despite Magnus flirting 110% with him. Maybe they exchange numbers maybe not, maybe they randomly meet again and Magnus is like uh funny twist of fate *flirty grin* and Alec is just…. abort mission holy shit help ???Because even though he’s had flings and hooks up, he’s never had a crush or somebody that made him go w o w  like this and it’s new? But he kinda wants to break his rule and say yes when the hot college professor asks him out and that’s new and kinda scary but he blurts out yes before he can fully think about it or change his mind. Of course, he has a nervous breakdown afterward and Izzy is like pls find your chill but he can’t find his chill cause he’s going away to get shot at in less than 3 months and the timing couldn’t more off and that’s not fair to Magnus to get him involved like that… Because, of course, Alec is the type of person to worry too much before anything even happens. Anyway, so they go on a date maybe a walk at dusk and some ice cream?? Idk why but I’m imagining this is set in a small coastal town? They can walk near the water while talking about everything and nothing?? I’m seeing a make out session on top of a lighthouse? Anyway, when Alec tells Magnus what he does and where he’s going he’s all sorry about that I should have told you straight away when you asked me out but Magnus is all its ok lets just see where this goes, it doesn’t have to be serious since you’re leaving so soon and they agree to have a fling… but feelings happen and it’s inconvenient!!!

I like imagining Alec walking Magnus to his classes when he’s stayed over the night before (Magnus teaches history in this, I feel it). And maybe on mornings he wasn’t at Magnus’ he does a little detour on his morning run to buy him breakfast and he leaves it in his office during the 8am lecture that Magnus hates so that he’ll have something nice after that hardship, a little muffin and a coffee with a cute note on the cup ‘cause Alec is sappy af even though he tries very hard to hide it. And maybe he buys Magnus peonies at some point, just because they’re pretty and Magnus is pretty and he’s never bought flowers for anyone before and he wanted to… And Magnus keeps teasing him flowers are not casual Mister!! because it’s easier to flirt and tease than to acknowledge the fact that Alec is leaving really soon and he might not come back, and Magnus isn’t even important enough to be considered someone he’s leaving behind (or at least that’s how he feels). Magnus tries not to think about it but he’s obsessing over the idea that he doesn’t even know Alec’s family and friends, doesn’t know anyone who would tell him if something happened??? But he doesn’t want to bring it up because it’s supposed to be casual and meaningless, something that ends when the semester ends. So they keep going on dates and Alec cooks for him and Magnus tries to ignore the uneasy feeling growing in his chest as time flies too fast. Until there aren’t any time left and Alec is leaving. So they take a walk just like their first date and they have ice cream and they make love and they definitely don’t talk about it even though they both know that they should and Alec just… leaves. 

And Magnus tries not to have a hard time about it but it’s tough and he’s grateful it’s the end of the semester ‘cause at least he’s busy between marking terrible essays and correcting exams. He goes out with his friends from the history department once they’re all done and he tries to have a fun time, but truth is… he’s worried. He starts watching the news a little too obsessively and his friends don’t like it but he can’t help himself. 

Alec has been gone three weeks when the first letter comes. It takes Magnus by surprise at first because in all the times they’ve been together Alec has always been a man of little words. That’s not to say he was emotionally unavailable or unwilling to discuss things and his feelings, but this is new, the way the words flow easily on the page like it was no hardship at all to put it all down, descriptions of his unit and where he is, a full paragraph about how much he misses Magnus’ cat and nothing about them at all. But Magnus gets it, he sees it for what it is, a peace offering maybe or a stubborn unwillingness to let go, so he writes back. He talks about his students, their successes and their struggles, and his friends, little things that have reminded him of Alec since he’s been gone. Soft stories for a soft boy in a hard place. And they keep going back and forth, sending each other little pieces of their respective lives and it should be enough, it’s more than Magnus expected, but it’s tough and he misses Alec like a limb, misses him in his bed and in his kitchen, misses him when summer classes start and he has no one to hold his hand on his way to work, no callused fingers to wrap around his… But every new letter is a blessing. It says many things but underneath it all, the most important message is I’m still here, I’m alive and I’m thinking about you. 

Okay so maybe it all comes to a halt one day when his phone rings and it’s Alec on the line, after all those weeks, all those months, and he sounds like h e l l  and he’s there on the phone, apologizing to Magnus because his phone bill is gonna be awful but I …. I just… I needed to hear your voice Magnus, I’m sorry. You… you c-can send me the bill if you want, I just… and it takes everything Magnus has for him not to break down and cry right there and then because Alec really doesn’t sound okay and he has no idea what happened and he has no idea what they are but that’s his boy there on the phone who’s hurting and he hasn’t heard his voice in weeks… So Magnus is like Please shut up about my phone bill, I don’t give a fuck about that. How are you? Are you okay? What happened? And Alec is reluctant to talk about it, doesn’t want to give any details, just keeps saying rough day, Magnus, rough day in this small voice and Magnus hates it more than he’s ever hated anything in his life. He doesn’t want to push Alec too hard so he just asks what can I do? and he hates the way his voice shakes, he wishes he could be stronger than this but Alec doesn’t seem to mind, he just sighs like he’s tired deep in his bones, deep in his soul, and says: just talk to me. So Magnus does, he rambles on nervously about what he had for breakfast and what he taught today, his lecture plan for tomorrow, his neighbor’s hatred for his cat and his favorite designer on the new season of Project Runway. He just babbles on, hoping it can help. All he wants to do is help. Alec hums here and there, asks a few questions, especially about Magnus’ work and at some point he runs out of things to say. There’s a beat of silence before he whispers I love you and he knows that won’t help but he can’t keep it inside anymore, he can’t live with this trapped inside of him, fighting to break free. Alec sighs again. I.. I w-wish… You… you shouldn’t say that. Don’t say that, please. It shouldn’t take Magnus by surprise but it does and it hurts. Me not saying it won’t make it untrue Alexander. Alec groans in frustration and Magnus can picture it perfectly, the way he’s probably bent over, head between his knees, one hand harshly buried in his hair. I didn’t want to put you through that. I didn’t want to put anyone through that but especially not you. He’s so noble and he’s so caring and Magnus knew that already but it hits him again, hard, that this is a man who puts others before himself every single time and who will fight tooth and nail anyone who dares try taking care of him. So Magnus does his best to sound as stern as he can:  Well just too bad because I’m here and you’re there and I love you. And you wishing it hadn’t happened won’t change anything and if you like me even the tiniest bit you’ll call me again because I have been worried sick. 

Alec calls every week after that. There’s a new kind of anxiety that comes with waiting for the phone call, waiting for the confirmation that Alec is okay, but Magnus is happy to live with it when it means he can hear Alec’s voice once a week, warm and soft when he asks Magnus what he’s been up to and insists to be put on the phone with the cat. I don’t want him to forget me! 

That boy. 

They don’t talk about what they are again and it takes until Alec is back on American soil, his head buried in Magnus’ neck so no one can see him cry, for him to say I love you back, but it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t need it. For now, Magnus cherishes every time his phone rings and he gets connected to Alec, he cherishes every time he can make him laugh, he cherishes every single plan they start making, every single hint that they can have a future together. 

It’s enough. 

I just feel like Lance is this type,

*get’s papercut* *complains about it ALL day long* *everyone is annoyed*

*is actually bleeding out* “haha, how many free stays in the pod before i have to pay rent?” *everyone is freaking out*

Like he’d joke about it to make it seem less serious because he’s scared and if he’s joking it’s fine. Litltle things he’ll complain about though, because there’s no real danger there

282. Sometimes I feel like slytherins are most likely the house to be the saddest bc like?? Everyone thinks we’re bad people and hate us just because of what they heard about slytherins so of course we want to be liked and wanted so yeah maybe we suck up to teachers and push everyone else away because we’re hurt and don’t know how else to deal with that. Why would we be nice to people that hate us because of rumors??? Idk

Idk I feel like when Jackies talk about Jackson being overworked and his dramatic weight loss people tend to think we are doing the most
But Jackson’s condition is very alarming. He acts like everything is okay but it’s not.

Like how many times has it been reported in a fan meet or concert that he looks sick and almost fainting? Like I don’t forget he did not rest after the car accident. His schedule is packed 24/7

So yeah I’m going to be worried about him and complaining that he needs rest.

We know Jackson is a grown ass man but that doesn’t mean we can’t worry about him.

Its just beating a dead horse. I don’t want anything happening to him.


I wanted to try a “galaxy” makeup look and this was the result. Unfortunately I currently don’t have any glitter, because this would look SO much better with glitter.

Johnlockers post-John beating up Sherlock

I’m just really curious coz I know the reaction might be varied and I just really wanna know how people feel about johnlock considering how John very violently beat up Sherlock (and Sherlock lets it happen coz he thought he deserves it) so yeah what’s your stance on johnlock now? Do you think the hug is enough to fix all? Must John apologize to Sherlock? Idk thoughts??

((I don’t wanna hear MP theories or it’s-not-real theories though))

@happierstill @kellpod @beejohnlocked @vanetti @johnlocklives @johnandsherlocks @riteofashkente @johnnlocked @loveinthemindpalace


Constantine Aesthetic: MUCOUS MEMBRANE

anonymous asked:

i know this may sound really weird but im so happy to find a chinese blogger on tumblr who posts asian fashion. you're so pretty also!!! idk why but it feels like ppl in west look down on china but love Japan and south korea so much, especially where i live so yeah im happy :3 sorry for being weird i know it sounds shitty but its nice being represented as something more than just "the poor dog eating communist" >.<

It’s really saddening how people around the world view China ; n ; tbh I love that place with every pound of blood my heart pumps out. Our culture is so vibrant and beautiful otl I really wish that people are willing to discover and learn more about us! It really sucks when some random Chinese tourist does something stupid over seas and the media zooms in onto it; bringing our whole nation down with them lol. It’s a shame how we are portrayed by just a few of those pity tourists I ESPECIALLY DISLIKE THOSE SORT OF CHINESE PEOPLE IM ALWAYS LIKE OML PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE DISREGARD US anyhow I feel like my generalisations might bring a lot of opinions please don’t attack me tumblr is scarily sensitive yikes

You Died (Jason Todd X Reader)

Summary:Almost like your boyfriend Jason, you died but now your back the next day.

Relationship: Jason Todd x Reader, Dick Grayson x Friend! reader

Warnings; Mentions of death. Injuries. It’s just really bad.

A/N: idk how I feel about this. Maybe I should’ve ended it sooner, maybe I should continue it. Give me feedback if you want me to make it a multishot.
“November 20th, 2016.” You spoke to your best friend who just so happened to Dick Grayson. “It’s November 21st! I died Dick! I should be dead, what if I mess up the timeline!”

“Chill out Y/N, Jason died, but look at him he’s up and kicking” he reassures you.

“Yeah, but Ra’s brought him back in the Lazarus Pit” You muttered. “I woke up in a morgue.”

“Does Jason know you’re back?”

“No.” I mumble like a child.

“Y/N he needs to know.” Dick tells you.

“I don’t want to scare him.” You tell him.

“Y/N, the guy came back from the dead himself, he can handle it.” He says reassuringly. “Your Death took a toll on him, it might’ve only been a day ago but he’s changed, we can all see that. Go tell him. He’s at the manor, Bruce wanted us to keep an eye on him.”

“Can you take me?” You ask looking at the floor.

“How else are you gonna get there?” He laughs before grabbing his keys.


When you arrive at the manor, you hesitate before knocking on the doors. Not surprisingly, Alfred is the one to greet you at the door.

“My god Y/N how are you here?” The old man asks shocked.

“I don’t know, I woke up in a morgue but for now, I need to talk to Jason.” You tell the man and he steps aside allowing you to run up the stairs and to Jason’s room.

You open the door and look around, the rooms a mess, alcohol sits on the nightstand and in the middle of the room Jason sits on the floor, pictures of the two of you sit around him and he’s fiddleing with something.

“God, I was only dead for 24 hours, and the whole room goes to shit.” You say sarcastically. You know that’s not how you should’ve handled the situation but you did and you can’t take it back now. You place a hand on his back and crouch down to his level.

“Y/N?” He asks looking up. Dry tears rest on his face and he has a ring in his hands.

“Yeah.” You say bringing tears to your eyes. “You’re not the only that can come back from the dead.”

“What? How?” Jason says pulling you into his arms for a hug. “Actually you know what? I don’t care you’re still here.”

“I am.” You say gripping him tight. “But we still need to figure out how I’m here.”

“Not yet,” he says tears rolling down his face and drenching your shirt. “Not yet.”

“Okay,” You whisper in his ear stroking his hair.

“We’ll run some tests in the cave,” Bruce tells you as Jason still holds onto you. “See what happened to bring you back from the dead.”

You nod and get up while Jason follows you to the cave, on the way down you scrape your arm on the cave walls.

“Shit!” You mutter, but before the scrape can start to bleed heavily the skin regenerates, and there’s no trace of it ever being there. “What the hell?”

“Bruce hand me that batarang.” You tell him pointing at the batarang sitting next to the batcomputer. He hands it to you and you slice the skin on your arm and sure enough the skin regenerates quickly. “ I think I just saved you from doing tests. A new power came in, apparently excelled regeneration like Barry.”

“That’s the second time this year,” Jason says perplexed.

“You seem to be gaining powers similar to the league’s, I still need to run more tests before you leave.” Bruce says. “And no more patrol until we figure out what’s going on.”

anonymous asked:

I think DW the Copycat is probably one of the best episodes about DW because it's about how much she wants to play and hang out with with Arthur, and he's the big jerk in the episode. Like at the beginning she's super excited that he'll play baseball with her and idk i feel like we all lost sight of how DW actually is just a kid who's got some pretty great and funny lines and a good heart haha

yeah that’s a good point!! she is just a little kid and yeah she can be bossy and selfish at times but that’s… not uncommon for children, haha. she does love arthur a lot and it’s not unusual for younger siblings to admire their older ones. she’s a pretty endearing character imo!

idk i might lose followers for this or smth but tbh im leaning more and more towards radical feminism bc most of the points are far more logical and based in reality than liberal feminism, and actually tries to do something about misogyny rather than just make it more appealing to women lol

also ive seen lots of people on here who got labeled swerfs and terfs and upon checking their blog, these people have a better understanding of sex work and gender than most people

idk i guess if anyone has a problem with that feel free to unfollow me or whatever but yeah idk i dont really consider myself a libfem anymore, ive realized more and more how damaging it actually is, the past few years liberal feminism on tumblr has done me more harm than good

tbqh tumblr liberal feminism has made me push myself more into gender roles, “sex positivity”, and made me feel it more necessary to be “feminine” than any man ever has and im tired of it

its lame and i dont have the patience for it, its mostly just the same old misogyny rebranded to appeal to young girls and i dont wanna promote it anymore

infiniteoceansofblue  asked:

Hi! I just wanted to say that your art is so freaking beautiful and your jungkook's are the cutest things ever and just how the hell do you think of such adorable comics???? Because they make me smile and they're just the cutest things ever and I honest to god stare into the adorable pools of wonder that are your drawing of jk's eyes when I feel bad and for some reason they cheer me up. I'm fangirling so hard rn, sorry about that, but... yeah! Thanks for blessing my feed/life with your art!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH ZORIGOZIRGOIG TYSM!!!!!!!! and idk i just think about smt and I hope ppl will like it eozioihgoihg im happy that my draiwngs cheer u up!!!!

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