you are super important to me

since a lot of people are suddenly getting into falsettos

let me remind you

  • do not. Do Not fetishize the four gay characters. dont go around calling them your “gay babies”…..theyre all regular people
  • dont just focus on marvin and whizzer. theyre great, but there are five other super important characters.
  • please dont whitewash dr.charlotte
  • these characters are jewish. try not to draw or write them celebrating christian holidays. theyre jewish.
  • aids is not a joke. dont call whizzer “aids boy” or anything. please guys
  • if whizzer didnt get sick and die, falsettos would not be considered a perfect musical. keep that in mind

i really dont want to be bossing you guys around and stuff, but it is really really important to me that i say this

kokonii12  asked:

I feel very strongly that it is impossible for Pearl to have been the one who shattered Pink Diamond. I know it is possible to shatter a diamond without a diamond but I think there has to be some rules. I just don't think she's strong enough or has to capabilities to do something like this. She almost got completely destroyed by sugilite. To me, every time I hear someone say Pearl shattered Pink Diamond I see a gem like ruby shattering a diamond something like that

I understand your apprehension. While she may be skilled, Pearl is by and large the least physically powerful of the crystal gems. Unlike Garnet, Amethyst and Steven she doesn’t have super strength, and unlike Peridot and Lapis she doesn’t have the kind of bending powers that could lift trucks or part seas.

However, you are forgetting one very important thing: whoever killed Pink Diamond made it look like Rose did it.

Now, I’ve said before that I thought Pearl shapeshifted into Rose to do it, which would have given her temporary strength that was at least proportional to her size, but there is another option I haven’t mentioned:

Holo Pearl!

While Pearl may only treat her as a training dummy these days, Holo Pearl is far and away Pearl’s most astounding power. At any time Pearl can conjure as many as five fully physical but disposable copies (maybe more) to fight in her stead. Any of them can fuse with the others to gain extra strength, and it likely that they can take non-pearl forms as well.

How likely are we talking? Well in the game Sword Dancers on the CN website, Connie can fight holo Connies throughout the game

If she can do that, there’s no reason Pearl couldn’t have sent a holo Rose to kill PD without forcing her to get her hands dirty. Eyeball, being so bad at telling colors apart that she mistook an amethyst for a jasper likely wouldn’t have noticed that Rose just happened to be blue

Important tip for new grad students/undergrads pursuing research: ASK QUESTIONS!

I’m training this new post doc on our instrument and I absolutely love how often he asks questions, because not only is it a good way to make sure he understands things, but it makes it easy for me to tell how effective my teaching is and forces me to understand the subject matter better!

So don’t be shy about asking questions! (I certainly was). You may feel like you’re bothering someone, but I assure you, if they’re a decent human being and not super busy, they’ll usually be happy to answer questions and help you out!

skam is ending and i honestly did not expect myself to be this upset? i knew i would be but i guess i never thought about it as a reality but now it’s happening and i want to cry. normal young adult shows are so cliche and dumb but skam approached things in such a refreshing way and as a whole the show handled SO MANY different issues like racism and homophobia and all of this SUPER important and SUPER meaningful shit and you just don’t see that from tv, like ever. and the cast made the characters seem so genuine like it didn’t feel like i was watching actors playing roles, i always felt like i was watching someone’s life and that was so so so important not only to me but to the show in general because it helped people connect to the topics on such a broader scale. i miss it already :’( it was such a large part of my life and helped me feel better when i was down and honestly it just provided me with so much more than what it was aiming to :’) i love you skam :’)

nxsuper  asked:

don't force yourself and take it easy you are more important

That’s super nice! But once-weekly is my way of taking care of myself. i need the regularity of producing something with deadlines to motivate me, but for now i can only do enough for once a week. preferably, i could do 2-3 pages a week, but i work too much for that to happen right now

but thank you!

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NEW VIDEO: “A Matter of Life or Death: LGBTQ+ Refugees”: Being LGBTQ+ in the United States can definitely be difficult, but in some countries around the world you can go to jail or even be killed if you are out of the closet. For part 5 of my Pride Month series, “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience,” I met two incredible members of our community, Shadi (from Syria) and Sharifa (from Uganda) who went to incredible lengths to flee their home countries to avoid persecution. You’ll love them.

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There’s no way I can know all of your circumstances, or your resolve. But for you to become number one without giving it your all, to completely reject your father… Right now, I think you should stop screwing around!

happy belated birthday selma!

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This is a friend over on Instagrams doing!! She posted a pic of Varric smiling and I had to see what smiling Solas looked like… So yeah! This is what he would look like if he really liked showing us those gnashers… 🤔 I feel very conflicted… Nice to see him smile and all but hmmm…. Also, I think we should all ignore the fact that he looks a bit like Gargamel in the bottom left pic… Yes… As you can see, I have had a very productive morning and got many, many important things done… *pats self on back*

I used to have a lot of trouble still do with procrastination and I realized that, in my new studyblr days, I didn’t know how to utilize my studyblr to help me and it was just another way for me to procrastinate and feel productive. If you can relate to this, you could probably benefit from this little dose of studyblr realness.

  1. Don’t use your studyblr just for aesthetics: studyspo is great for inspiration and motivation, and it’s probably what drew you to the studyblr community, but it shouldn’t be what makes you stay. You won’t be able to take anything worthwhile from your blog if all you reblog is photos of beautiful notes. Mix it up with masterposts and printables and photos of “non-aesthetic” notes.
  2. Don’t use methods that don’t work for you: if you absolutely cannot understand mindmaps but absolutely love the way they look, resist the urge to make them. You’ll only end up confusing yourself and wasting time. Only use note taking and studying methods that make sense to you. 90 percent of the time they’ll be things that you used before you made a studyblr. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t experiment with different styles and methods, but only stick to what works for you.
  3. Discipline over motivation: imho, the study community  overstates the importance and effectiveness of motivation. Don’t get me wrong, motivation makes studying more enjoyable when you have it, but more often than not you don’t. In the end, motivation isn’t what makes you study every night, or stick with self studying a language. You have to discipline yourself to study when you don’t want to, or work when you’re tired. My old French teacher used to say “Don’t fall into the trap of waiting motiviation, and just do it” and I feel like that’s super important with this. (1, 2, 3)
  4. Talking about studying isn’t studying: sort of related to number 3, don’t let your studyblr be another way to put off work. It’s all to easy to think “I’m blogging about studying; in being productive,” but it’s a dangerous thing to do. Studyspo is great, but don’t let scrolling through your feed become another method of procrastination.
  5. Take photos after you study: or during, but not before. I used to spend so long taking pictures of my notes, that I wouldn’t have time to study them. I still take too long photographing my notes to take picture, so I’ve started using a pomorodo timer. After 25 minutes, I’ll use my five minute break to take photos. It’s increases my productivity so much, and I’m not sure how I ever functioned without that system.
  6. Just get it done (and prioritize): honestly, sometime you just have to forget about trying to make your notes look pretty and just go for functionality over looks. Just let go of any studyblr ideals and do what you need to do. If you don’t have time to bullet journal and get your work finished, use an electronic calendar or don’t spend so long on your journal. Most importantly, be real with yourself. At the end of the day, you know yourself best, and you know what you need to do.

Good luck on your studyblr journeys lovelies, hope this helped!

xx

All Too Well | Pt. 4

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Epilogue

Summary: You and Yoongi shared a loving relationship with one another until you both agreed to end things and pursue your separate careers. But two years later, Yoongi is a member of the ever growing Bangtan Boys, and you are a new makeup artist for their upcoming tour.
Pairing: Yoongi | Reader
Genre: Fluff/Angst/Smut; Idol & Makeup Artist AU
Word Count: 5,848

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Min Yoongi knew he was royally fucked as soon as he stepped through the doorframe into the dance studio—a time that seems so long ago, while in reality it’s barely been more than a week since the unthinkable happened.

The unthinkable, taking the form of hair he’s run his fingers through, a jacket he’s peeled off, skin he’s nipped at, shoes that led to daily departures, eyes that filled with tears, a heart that he’s broken, words that crushed his own.

It had been 2 years since he had last seen you or heard from you, and yet he responded so intensely to the mere sight of your backside that some people would have thought it had only been 2 weeks since you last saw each other. Or maybe even 2 hours, especially taking into consideration the way his heart lurched, the memories bubbling up so quickly across his consciousness as if they never truly had time to settle below the surface.

Just like the very first time he ever saw you during his street performances, the first time he talked to you to ask you out for coffee, the first date, the first kiss, the first time—they’ve all been moments in his life that made him feel like his heart had been set aflame, knocked him off his guard. Yet, they’ve all been moments in his life that consistently remained special and important to him, times that contradicted his initial belief that his existence would never matter to anyone. It was the first time someone had ever looked at him as if he had created the world and all its beauty within the confines of his own two hands. You made the time he wasn’t an idol, the time he spent longing and daydreaming and yearning for a better future, significant. You made his life mean something.

Until he abandoned you, so desperate to create a name for himself that he thought that belief would be enough to drive you out of his mind and therefore out of his life.

Yoongi has always loved you just as much as he loved his career—if not more.

And now you were back in his life, your physical presence haunting him even as you stood mere inches away from him, telling Bang Si-Hyuk that he didn’t need to worry about any sort of implication or possibility happening between the two of you, that the two of you were no longer under an qualms of being serious, that you had made the best of the life he left you behind with.

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How to deal with losing interest in your language class:

As a student in a higher-level French and who is self-studying two other languages, I know for a fact that taking a foreign language can get stressful and overwhelming. To learn a ton of grammar, humongous amounts of vocab, and to know how a mind in another culture works, it can get super hard sometimes. All that stuff that goes into learning a foreign language can make it super easy to get burnt-out. And we’ve all done it. Trust me. But, it’s okay, my dude. We’ve all been there. It sucks, but you’ll get over it. Here are some tips how: 

i. take your time 

Listen, my dudes, it can be so difficult to learn a foreign language and you should already be proud of yourself for doing so!! Even in a fast-paced class, you should take it slow and make sure you don’t beat yourself over not getting it in perfect time. Language takes practice, and sometimes we don’t get it as fast as we want it. it’s okay. 

ii. ask questions/talk to the professor

Are you totally lost? Tell someone. It could be a classmate, a native speaker you’ve befriended, or your instructor. Either way, I highly recommend you talk to someone if you’re stuck on a specific concept or feel unmotivated. You sometimes need a boost from a study buddy in your target language. 

iii. remember why you’re studying

My go-to method for when I’m having a bad day in French or I’m just not getting something is simple. I simply ask myself: “Why am I doing this?” No reason is not good enough for choosing to learn a specific language. Learning languages has its benefits and even if you just like the sound of it is reason enough to learn it! Trust me, I have no incentive for learning my target language. But I love it, and I refuse to give it up when it gets difficult. 

iv. study on your own 

To be honest, this is super super important anyway. You absolutely NEED to practice a language on your own, whether you feel like it or not. Without some practice, you’re going to feel completely lost in class sometimes. You can have fun with this too: take this time to familiarize yourself with the culture more. Personally, it’s always helpful to watch movies in French or listen to music in Spanish. I learn to enjoy my target language more and to have fun with it!

v. take a break

We all get unmotivated sometimes. Yeah, language learning takes a lot of work, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and refresh a little. Focus on other schoolwork or maybe find something new to occupy your time. Being burnt out on learning a language sucks, I know, but sometimes it’s best to ride the wave a little bit. 

As an Asian American living in America, discovering Kpop made me realize that I don’t have to be white to make it big. I should feel proud of my culture and language, and not feel ashamed about it. It showed me that I’m beautiful with my tan skin, dark hair, and brown eyes. It showed me that no matter what race you are, you can achieve something big! Now learning about Exp, I’m so mad, I’m almost livid, because it’s easy for whites to enter the Kpop industry but Asian Americans struggle with entering the American pop industry Kpop allows Asians to be proud of their race, their language, and their culture.

Yes Exp has different races (the two black members disappeared before debut, and that’s so ironic because Kpop takes from Black Culture as well), they’re not Asian except for one. But the point in Kpop was to represent Asian culture, first Korean culture, now also bringing Chinese, Thai, and Japanese culture (and hopefully more Asian cultures soon). This is important because Kpop gets so much crap because the artists are Asian. In America, Asians are seen as jokes. Kpop needs to be respected for it’s Asian artists.

Now Exp marches into the Kpop industry while other rookies have or are working their asses off to debut and these guys come in here because they’re funded…and this begins white washing everything that Kpop stood for! (This happened before with other music genres)

KEEP OFF WHAT ASIANS HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO ACHIEVE IN THE WORLD, WHICH WAS SHOW THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE WHITE TO MAKE IT BIG, TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL FAME, FOR SOMETHING WONDERFUL AND GREAT. OUR HISTORY, RACE, AND CULTURE, ISN’T A JOKE And if Exp continues promoting and this starts a chain of similar events Kpop will lose what made it important, and that’s not okay with me.

Dating Clay Jensen would include..

  • Cuddles
  • So many goddamn cuddles
  • Switching between big spoon and little spoon
  • Sometimes he has nightmares about the tapes and needs to feel protected
  • Lots of sci fi movies
  • Dancing together at 2 am
  • Gentle kisses
  • Trying to be there for him during Hannah’s death and the tapes despite not knowing anything
  • One night him cracking and telling you everything while sobbing
  • Your heart breaking because you want to help him so badly
  • Riding on the back of his bike
  • Him forcing you to wear a helmet
  • Cleaning him up after his fight with Bryce
  • Almost going to kick Bryce’s ass yourself before Clay begs you to stay with him
  • The first “I love you” being accidental
  • You’re eating a piece of pizza while binge-ing some show and have a bunch of sauce all over your face
  • Clay can’t help but grin at how cute you look and whispers “I love you” 
  • Pizza makeout sesh commences
  • Secretly stealing his sweatshirts (he notices but he loves how you look in them so he does nothing about it and pretends not to notice)
  • Playing with his hair when he’s upset
  • A lot of “You’re the Leia to my Han” or “You’re the Jean to my Scott”
  • Him still managing to be super shy towards you sometimes
  • You constantly reminding him how much you love him and how important he is
  • Your first time together is very intense and passionate
  • He cries after
  • You do too
  • Catching him trusting Marcus and almost slapping him
  • “He’s using you, Clay. Please just believe me. Tony’s been here since the beginning. Don’t trust any of those stupid meatheads.”
  • Anytime Bryce even makes eye contact with you, Clay is prepared to pummel his ass into the deepest pit of hell
  • You having to calm him down and remind him you would never leave him for a scumbag like Bryce
  • Being there with him for his confession
  • Him gripping your hand the entire time
  • Being utterly in love with Clay Jensen and him swooning over you every time you walk through the door
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I’ve been contemplating on posting this (I feel like I’m such a private person), but might as well 😂 I had uni all day on May 2nd and had to do a group presentation, so I BEGGED my bf to pick up my book for me. He’s in grad school (in graphic design), so his classes are super important right now so I was just so GRATEFUL he skipped class for this

Side note: this is part 1 of my May 2nd day, if you guys want i’ll post my second part of the day!

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06.07.17 | 19/100 hello! Aw man I haven’t been active in ages :(( Here’s my spread for June (which I was really not planning to make initially until I realized my life was out of sorts).

I don’t think I’ll make weeklies for June. I’ll just use it to track my study habits. I’m also liking the space theme and the brown paper trend I’ve got going. (Doodles were found on google images!) 

important: pls MESSAGE me if you have any tips/tricks/shortcuts for solving math, chem, physics, or any other kind of problem (specifically for TESTS)!! THIS WOULD TOTALLY BE SUPER APPRECIATED! Plsplspls message me even if you think it’s a commonly known trick! thank you loads <3 

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Why the frick is every. single. march. on SATURDAY?

Like y’all know that Sabbath-observant Jews (*coughs* LIKE ME) are completely excluded, right??

Unless we live within walking distance (*coughs* WHICH I DO NOT) then we can’t travel to them on Sabbath.

IT’S PISSING ME OFF.

IT WOULD BE NICE IF A SINGLE MARCH WOULD BE INCLUSIVE FOR SABBATH-OBSERVANT JEWS SO WE CAN SHOW PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR CAUSES WE CARE ABOUT TOO.

hELLO lovelies, it’s taylor and I just survived finals, 2 of which I gave while I was sick. while I was sick, I decided to make my own masterpost on surviving exams without having to take on coffee and aspirin every hour and now I’m finally done with it! hope this helps :’)

I’m going to list down a huge list of tips, categorized into certain categories - and let’s begin!

general health –

  • get enough sleep, your body is already tired bc of being sick so it is important to rest, a lot.  Try to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep.
  • TAKE!! YOUR!! MEDS!! If you’re like me, and you keep forgetting when to take meds, set alarms for it!! It is super important to take your meds at the right time, so that you get well fast!
  • shower. I know you don’t feel like it, but it helps trust me. It will wash of germs and also cool down your body if you’re down with fever. (also, bc hey personal hygiene)
  • exercise! yep, I mean it. Being down sick make your mind sluggish and foggy, so it is essential you do some light exercises to stay awake.

eating and drinking -

  • eat proper food. by this I mean a healthy diet, which is self explanatory by itself.
  • drink fricking water!! stay hydrated!! set alarms again, if you keep forgetting to drink and also keep a water bottle by the table.

workout -

  • dont do any hard core, intense training. instead go for light exercises, yoga and dance workouts. here’s some small workouts that you can try out -
  1. a 5 minute yoga session
  2. the famous 7 minute workout
  3. a 10 minute cardio dance workout
  • but it is important that you do workout (tip 4 of general health) so just do it for god’s sake.

studying -

  • prioritize, lets be real no one wants to study for 10 hours with a bad headache.
  • use the pomodoro technique, this is for real going to save your life.
  • listen to audio lectures! this especially helps if you’re a auditory learner + plus, listening is much easier than studying out of a textbook and not understanding anything.
  • dont study for long stretches, it just sucks and it hurts your head.
  • try focusing a little more on the exam styles and techniques, but still put emphasis on memorizing the content bc hey, its for the exams and you have to know the stuff.
  • do NOT cram, the info just isn’t going to remain in your brain. instead, try understanding the concept, so that you can answer in your own words.
  • leave your phone alone; study, just study in that little time you’re actually studying.
  • enjoy the time you’re studying. you make it harder to study if you’re just dreading the look of your textbooks.

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Hope this helps! If you are sick currently, i hope you get well soon, love! :^)

+ you can always send me requests for masterposts since my ask box is always open! (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

Love, Taylor xo

Dating Yoogi

Even though Yoongi seems like a grumpy grandpa, he is the best guy to you. Dating him includes:

-chill dates like going out to eat or drink

-he would be clingy af when your guy friends are around. He would put his arm around you, give you unexpected kisses on the cheeks and while watching them jealously

-buuut with the other members he’d be super chill and happy that you get along well

-let’s you play with his hair cause he secretly likes it but will never admit it

-he’s the super hype boyfriend who supports all of your decisions and cheers for you

-’Look at her, that’s my girlfirend!!!’

-plays piano for you

-your opinion on his works is very important to him

-facetimes you at 3am to show you his new songs and hear your voice

-’Call me oppa again’

-doesn’t really like it when you steal his clothes but also likes how you look in them

-he needs his quiet time where you just watch something or let him work

-’wanna come over and nap?’

-always has to smile when you do cute or embarrassing relationship stuff

NOW IT GETS DIRRRTY:

-innocent kisses lead to makeout sessions

-quite kinky sex 

-That tongue technologie is on point

-eyecontact while eating you out 

-DOMINANT

-isn’t the vocal type except grunts and dirty talk

-make up sex

-loves you in sexy lingerie 

-cocky and confident

-spanking that ass

-handcuffs 

-Daddy kink



Forgive me father for I have sinned… Hope you like it!

reaxeons  asked:

I searched in a lot of tags already but was wondering if there was a specific tag that would go more in depth for black hair in post-apoclyptic settings. I only found one post. I'm specifically looking for care and maintainance of 4b hair, and styles that would be best for a fallout universe situation, as well as styles that would be most likely based off of the 1950's and what to take into consideration when one goes from having the means to take care of hair to suddenly no clean water

Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse II: Post-Nuclear  

For a situation like the Fallout game universe, post-nuclear with limited/no clean water, I can only reinforce what has already been said in Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse; a character with afro hair would need those dependable protective styles on lock down (braids, dreadlocks, etc. look up and take your pick of protective natural styles), more so with little to no safe water to dip her head into.  

AFRO HAIR CARE RESEARCH

Everything you read up on regarding afro hair’s needs is still relevant; Black hair generally needs lots of moisture and protection.

Afro hair routines tend to involve a lot of water, oils, gels, butters and creams. You mention the character’s hair type is 4b, but hair type isn’t even the most important factor when it comes to Black hair maintenance. 4A, 4B, AC, or a mixture of– these numbers are more of a general assessment of what that hair type looks like, needs and reacts, but every individual is different. Hair width, density, and porosity is super, if not more important. Research, research, research. This information is quite accessible nowadays.

My favorite natural hair site is www.naturallycurly.com/. Pinterest has an addictive mash-up of natural hair tips, info and DIY solutions too. Note that doesn’t mean everything is relevant to your character, or even accurate so i’d check with other sources on any information you find.

Important Takeaway: Water to moisturize + Oil to keep it in.

Hair needs water (or water-based moisturizer, typically referred to as leave-in conditioner) to moisturize, and oil to seal it in lest it deplete rapidly (take it from me; my hair gulps down any bit of moisture it gets). 

Most oils do not moisturize by themselves because it cannot penetrate the hair shaft (save a privileged few like coconut oil).

Research key terms: natural hair + moisturizing/sealing, L.O.C. method

If your character has a protective style in most of the time, i’d also be researching “natural hair care with [x].” Though hair needs lessen, they do not disappear.

SOLUTIONS IN NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE

Depending on what resources can be scraped up, there may be opportunity to make or find items that would work as extra hair protection that add and seal in moisture, or even a silk scarf or bandana for extra coverage and for sleeping.

Whether a character does come across these things is mostly out of their control, so the protection that comes with a long-term style like braids is the main tool they’d have to rely on.

As for the 1950s: If this is America, you could look up African American hairstyles in the 50s but the popular styles you’ll see will likely be unfitting for the apocalypse, especially one of this nature. Straight, loosened-textured looks for afro hair won’t thrive well and will be sweated out to one’s natural state quickly, plus their hair weakened from the straightening process. 

However, there were some braided styles popular in the 50s (unspecific to Black people) that could be done for afro hair and would serve as protection. 

For example: the “crown braid” comes up a lot in a quick search (See the image above). Not sure how much one would care to style their hair to stay “with the time’s” in this situation, but that’s for you to work out.

SUMMARY:

Protection is the key here. Reliable long-term styles like braids that tuck in the ends endure breakage and tangling way more than any free-flowing style. It’s that low manipulation and vulnerability to the elements (and hands) that’s key.

For other maintenance questions, do your research and see what you come up with in terms of what the character may scavenge and make do with.

~Colette

@fandomloverforshit

I don’t know if I’m qualified to answer this at all, but I’ll do my best! Before I start, this is how I draw Sans, how you choose to draw him entirely depends on what feels more comfortable to you and your style. (I tried drawing Sans a bunch of different ways until I found a style that suits me.)

FIRST!! Start off with a ‘t’ shape (we all know the drill but its super important to help figure out where his face goes and how to shape his face)

After all that noise, you can shape his face around the ‘t’. It helps a lot when you’re figuring out his jaw situation.

Again! Use the lines to figure out where to add his face! (*gasp*! he’s already cute af)

:O

Sans is all curves. (one of the reasons drawing him is so therapeutic for me)

Make him round! Add some poofy clothes! Tell him he’s pretty!

Basically my tips are don’t underestimate the ‘t’ and Sans is at his most powerful the rounder he is.