you make life really hard sometimes

anonymous asked:

Hey ko, just wondering if you have tips on anatomy. Ive been practicing from real life as much as possible but i still have so many difficulties when trying to think of poses as well as it always looks super stiff and unrealistic. Also i really look up to you and your art is gorgeous!!! I hope you have a nice night!!

Hi anon!! I am Not that fantastic at anatomy myself, maybe once in a blue moon I draw something notably anatomy-y and make it actually look fluid and ‘nice’ but it is kind of hard,, I think practicing from life is really important!! Sometimes ppl in references look sort of forced and that makes it easy to adopt an unnatural stiffness in your poses when u draw them

If you are already practicing then I don’t know much what else to say;;!! Just keep going!! If you can’t think of poses, try to think of what the character is doing and how they feel instead of how they look like doing it? Consider what the character is doing and think of the different parts of their body; 

if the character is swinging a bat/an ax/a sword, think about and try to research maybe what the correct ways to hold those things are? Think about which way their body is turning as they do it, think about where they’re putting their feet to support themselves!! If the character you’re drawing is riding a bike, think about the different ways they could be holding the handlebars or sitting on the seat; maybe they’re just chilling and holding a coffee, are their arms crossed or loose or touching something else? Are they standing straight or relaxed? are they leaned against something? Emotions also help determine these things; if a character is happy they might stand straight and make lots of gestures, if theyre sad they might slouch or something 

Also anon none of this stuff is absolute law, much less accurate, this is just stuff I think is helpful so you can determine what you think is a good result? I encourage you to keep your head up and keep practicing when you can!! And sorry for making you read all this haha I have no self control but maybe this is helpful idk

Small Witchy Challenges to Reconnect to Your Practice

Sometimes it can be hard to really feel connected to the actual magickal side of being a witch. Personally I’m involved with my deities or other spiritual/personal things 110% of the time but I don’t always feel connected to my actual witchcraft. So here are a few small magickal challenges I thought up to help anyone in a similar situation.

✨ – Set aside a time once a week to burn a candle. Make it a color that connects to whatever aspect of your life you would like insight or growth in and spend 10 minutes watching the flame and opening yourself to whatever it is you’re seeking.

✨ – If you have any books with pre written simple spells in them (most intro to witchcraft books have a section) flip through it and find a spell that calls to you and do it! As written, just to practice getting out of your head and going through the motions of spell work.

✨ – Send out blessings. To your crush. A new friend. Your best friend. Your mom. Whoever.

✨ – Call up your energy into your palms and then place them on your own heart to send yourself love and healing and to connect yourself to your energy.

✨ – Spend some time picturing the kind of witch you wish you were, your ideal witchsona if you will. Then tell yourself that’s exactly who you already are. Keep reminding yourself whenever you feel disconnected from your craft that you are already an unbelievable witch.

✨ – Go back through your old book of shadows/grimoire and reflect on what’s worked for you in the past.


✨ – Wake up and tell yourself first thing “I am a witch. I am magick. My life is full of magick. I see and feel all the magick around me. I am a witch.”

✨ – Pick out outfits or accessories that make you feel witchy. (Bonus points for intentionally planning a super witchy outfit on the full moon)

✨ – Do a spell for anything that’s coming up in your life that you want to work out a certain way, no matter how trivial it seems. Test this week? Do a spell. About to start a work out routine? Do a spell. First date? Spell. Gotta stay on budget grocery shopping? Spell. Your worth it, it’s good practice, and if it all ends up working even better!

✨ – Write down spell ideas as they come to you. Save them as notes in your phone and then come back and flesh them out in your BOS later.

✨ – Come up with your own challenges! If you’d like to share, tag me on your post or send them to me, I’d love to hear your ideas!

You’re doing an absolutely amazing job. You really are. Sometimes you may screw up, or make mistakes, but we all do sometimes. Just keep up all of your amazing work, friend, and remember that one setback does not erase all of the good that you’ve accomplished.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

It’s just so wild to me.how people think of children as mysterious beings and there’s been and will always be a ton of debate over how to rear them. But they really are just regular people, who just happen to still be small. If you teach them to be reasonable they can be reasoned with. Just like you, they can be calmed down by addressing their actual anxieties. They lack the emotional depth and reasoning skills to make certain decisions and for this parents should guide them. But you just treat them well and develop mutual respect with them and you’re fine. They’ll do silly stuff sometimes, they’ll get mad at you for not letting them do absurd things like eat 20 cookies at a time, but you really just have to treat and teach them well and generally they don’t just want to make your life hard for no reason. I have years of experience with children and they’re not a puzzle. They’re just like you, they see all the same things as you, but they lack the emotional ability to process like adults can and need some guidance. It’s not that deep.

iamhalsey: Took this as soon as I stepped off stage. Making heating pads sexy since 2014. As many of you guys know, I live with #endometriosis. It can be really hard. Sometimes I feel like I can barely stand. But on nights like tonight, I slap on a heating pad and take some medicine and go hustle it out. It’s been so fun playing these intimate shows and it’s juicing me up for the big tour in the Fall!!! I would do anything for you guys! I hope you are loving Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, because for me life has never felt better ❤️

Air Ducts and Secrets - Peter Parker x Reader Imagine

Word Count: 2,893

Plot: What goes on in the air ducts, stays in the air ducts.

Warnings: honestly its just fluff, cheesy comments, a new girl reference, one swear word (that’s censored), and more fluff. 

Author’s Note: So this is for the monthly song challenge but I literally only put two song lyrics from the song Tomorrow Never Dies by 5SOS. But that’s okay. I might do a part two depending on how well this does. PSA: I love New Girl.

(Lyrics are the sentences in italics)

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50 Things To Remember In Life

Dear Friend,

There are 365 days in a year
And you and I both know from many unfortunate personal experiences,
That not all of those days will be good.
For some, the majority of those days will be a breeze
For others, each day will be a trial.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is an interesting place.
I am here to give you a few reminders
To keep up with this trying world we live in.

1. Follow your own heart and dreams. Don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you can or can’t do.

2. If you want something enough, you will find a way to make it happen.

3. You will meet people who hate you, and you will meet people who love you, and you will meet people who you think love you. Don’t be fooled. Some people are just passing by in your story called life. They’re there to teach you something, so always be aware.

4. Always remember that bad things and situations you don’t like will end. It may take minutes, hours, days, or years, but never forget that they will end eventually. You can get through anything.

5. You are your own person, not anyone else’s. Don’t let people take control of you and change your beautiful self.

6. The people in your life who make you giggle and smile in the darkest of times are ones you need to keep with you forever. There is always the potential for hard times, and you’ll need someone to cheer you on.

7. You do not have to live up to any standards or expectations. Family and peers and society are constantly telling us that we have to be a certain way, or else we aren’t good enough. Tune out of that thinking and just be yourself. That’s the best thing you can be.

8. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Being out of the box can bring on so many amazing new opportunities you never even thought existed.

9. A lot is going to happen to you during your lifetime, so let yourself feel anything and everything. Always feel as much as you can. It makes you experience things at a higher level and you can say, “Yes I know this feeling. I’ve been here before.”

10. A good cry cleanses the heart and mind and soul.

11. Appreciate the small things. They can teach you to love and be at peace with everything around you.

12. It’s okay to take a break from everyday duties once in a while.

13. Travel whenever possible, it opens the mind. Go on adventures in new places and learn about the world. You will come back a new person.

14. Get up the courage to talk to strangers. That’s how you meet people. Who knows, the next person you meet could end up being your new best friend.

15. Stand in the rain and breathe in the wide open air and absorb everything you can about the earth.

16. Long walks are something that can clear the mind and resolve many issues.

17. It’s okay to lay in bed with a book all day.

18. Look out the window and watch the snow silently fall. It’s one of the most peaceful and relaxing things you can do.

19. Remember that everyone is living their very own life with their own problems, so always be kind and respect others.

20. Keep and open mind and listen to people’s thoughts. You might discover more than you think.

21. You are not defined by your weight or skin color or career or the number of friends you have or your grades in school or your decisions. You are so much more than that.

22. Everyone makes mistakes in life, so don’t judge a person based on their decisions.

23. Keep your own limits and morals. Don’t give them up for anyone.

24. Live a little. Be spontaneous and experience all that you possibly can.

25. Aim to live a life that you will be proud of and content with when you’re 90 years old.

26. Things in life will tear you down, but time heals everything.

27. Rumors don’t help anyone. Don’t start or spread them.

28. Your soulmate is out there in the world searching for you too. Don’t lose hope. You’ll find each other one day.

29. Treat yourself once in a while.

30. Random acts of kindness can make someone’s day and it can make you feel good too.

31. You’re going to have to work if you want to live a truly happy life. Don’t cheat or make someone else do the work for you. That will only make an unfulfilled and empty life for you in the end.

32. Be proud of everything you do.

33. Self love never hurt anyone.

34. Find things to look forward to. It will keep you excited and more hopeful for the bright future.

35. Leave a piece of you in every place you go and with every person you meet.

36. Always listen to people. Everyone just wants to be heard and understood and feel like they matter to someone.

37. Do what is best for you in the long run, even if it hurts at first.

38. Love with all your heart and soul at every opportunity.

39. Never settle for less. You deserve the best and whatever makes you truly happy.

40. Don’t feel bad if someone doesn’t like you. It’s their loss because they won’t get to experience your magnificent presence.

41. Never fear love. Love can make you grow and blossom and teach you so much. Don’t fear it, but proceed with caution. Broken hearts will heal with time, but they are never fun.

42. Dancing silly to your favorite songs will guarantee some giggles and smiles.

43. Always sing in the shower, and when you’re home alone, sing as loud as you can.

44. Put effort into everything you do. It makes it all worthwhile and you feel better about it in the end. You can reflect and say “Look at this. I’m proud.”

45. Exercise makes you feel good and you’ll feel accomplished too. Try it sometime.

46. You are beautiful exactly how you are. Don’t deny yourself of your own loveliness.

47. You may not be perfect, because no one is, but you’re hella radiant, which is near perfection.

48. To grow as a person and expand your mind and soul, learn at least one new thing everyday.

49. Don’t beat yourself up about things you have no control over.

50. Happiness is not a goal or a point on a map. It is a state of being that everyone deserves.

Now my friend, I hope you can carry these things with you in your heart
Because every time you are down
You can always get back up.
Every time you are afraid
The fear won’t last forever.
This world and the people in it may knock you down
But you need to keep getting back up.
You have to.
Live, live, live.
Live your dream life. Make things happen.
It will be hard and it may seem hopeless and pointless sometimes,
But just remember that things really do get better.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is a beautiful place.
But only if you believe it to be.

Don’t lose hope.
I love you.

Sincerely, Me.

—  s.h. (via evanescentbeings )
Normal Horoscope:

Aries: A frustratingly large ammount of things are felt by choice.

Taurus: The stars gave me a bowl of cereal. I spent half an hour trying to figure out what it meant but I couldn’t come up with anything.

Gemini: In a world that can be such a deluge of information, know that there lies mystery abounds just outside your door.

Cancer: Curiosity is a precious thing, but I implore you not to find the person making all the human figures out of sticks and setting them up on benches around town.

Leo: Bad gas can often be relieved by having someone punch you in the gut really hard.

Virgo: When something is said to be impractical, you must ask for what. I.e. sporks, sweaters with boob windows, q-tips.

Libra: If you destroy everything you touch, find someone who deserves it.

Scorpio: Sometimes god will close every door. Take a nap in the nice dark room untill something opens up. You need some rest from running through doors all the time.

Sagittarius: Life is full of wonderful and disastrous combinations. Just keep throwing stuff in a pot and hope you don’t die.

Ophiuchus: Don’t fuck with bees they give us weird tasty sugar goop.

Capricorn: Enlightenment is a question of how many water slides you’ve been on.

Aquarius: Brownies take a while to bake. One must anticipate their brownie based desires ahead of time.

Pisces: Look, if hiding in the clothes racks and making chirping noises at the shoppers is what makes you feel better, go for it.

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This is so incredibly powerful and all my followers (especially you high schoolers heading to college soon) should see it. 

Life is not a series of selection menus; it is an ongoing journey with ups and downs and roundabouts that seem impossible to merge out of. You may find yourself so busy chasing happiness that you miss a real opportunity. You may achieve your goals only to find that it wasn’t at all what you’d hoped. You may realize that you don’t really KNOW what your goals are at all.

And that’s ok. In fact, that’s more than ok: that’s life. 

We tend to look at (and especially look back on) our lives like highlight reels or resumes: a series of ‘notable’ points with blank space between them. But life isn’t like that. Your life can’t be summed up by the memories on your Facebook feed. Life is a second-to-second adventure that is equal parts struggle, confusion, and hard work. 

And sometimes–just sometimes–it’s absolutely spectacular.

And it’s ok to remember those spectacular moments fondly. But just make sure you never forget that each and every one of them had chunks of the struggle/confusion/hard work mix in between. So if you find yourself in one of those now, don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. If I can convey one thing to my followers it’s this:

Nothing lasts forever. No matter how awful what you’re going through is, it WILL pass. Tomorrow the sun WILL rise. Whatever you’re going through now WILL fade. If you’re in a bad situation, educate yourself about it and what steps you can take; your situation will eventually change. If you’re confused about what you want, find what you LIKE and throw yourself into it; you’ll eventually feel a pull. If your own self is what’s somehow betraying you, HOLD. ON. Even the severest of setbacks have fluctuations. Wait for your moment, and claim victory.

Even happiness is transient; and that may seem like something sad and awful.

It’s not. The truth is so much of what we call ‘happiness’ is found in the pursuit of it. We panic when we feel it slipping from our grasp, but don’t worry: it’s just giving us the chance to chase it again; it does us the favor of continuing the game of tag before we ourselves even realize we’ve stopped playing.

Your life will be full of times–sometimes long times–that are frustrating, and make no sense, or are unjust, or unfair, or infuriating, or just plain hard. Worst of all, some of you may have to face those things alone; and I’m sorry for that. I’m so deeply, deeply sorry.

But.

Even the darkest clouds eventually give way. Have faith in the never-still, ever-changing nature of life, and hold tight, baby. Because sooner or later, the sun breaks through all the grey and it makes everything that came before worth it. 

Sooner or later, there’s going to come a moment where you truly shine.

Be ready.

ziggy9911  asked:

Just curious on how you approach composition and perspective. I feel as if sometimes I think too hard, not really about what to draw but how to draw it and make it look interesting. The comic panels you have been doing are amazing. Any tips/references on improving my knowledge of composition and perspective? What do you think about as you lay your pencil on the drawing paper? what goes through your mind?

*STANDARD DISCLAIMER* I’m not handing down life lessons or trying to assert that there’s a ‘correct way’ to draw. I’m just trying to make perspective more approachable for thems that want to tackle it.

Okay. Let’s do this.

1. Understand what perspective is and what it’s for. Stay away from rulers while you get comfortable.

Everyone struggles with perspective because 1. it’s not well or widely taught and 2. artists tend to see linear perspective as a set of rules rather than a set of tools.

Linear perspective is a TOOL we use to create and depict SPACE. That’s it. That’s all it is. Your goal is not to draw in ‘accurate linear perspective.’ Stay away from the ruler and precision for as long as you can. Your goal is to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. Perspective is just a tool to help you construct and correct that space.

2. Know in your bones that you can ONLY learn to draw in perspective through physical practice. There is no other way.

Grab some paper and draw with me. If you match me drawing for drawing you will be more fluent in linear perspective and spatial drawing by the end of this post. Unfortunately if you don’t, you won’t be.

3. Sketch around in rough perspective. NO RULERS.

So let’s make some simple space. let’s start with a two dimensional surface…

K. We have a flat, 2D surface. Let’s create some depth by putting a vanishing point in the middle, and having parallel lines converge towards it. Make a gridded plane inside that space.

Good. Let’s make that space meaningful by adding a dude and a road or something. (Again, parallel ‘depth lines’ will converge into the vanishing point along the horizon)

And now we have the rough illusion of some space. I didn’t use any rulers, and it’s not perfectly accurate, but we got our depth from that vanishing point right in the middle of the page. And since we have a little dude in there, we’ve got human scale, which allows us to gauge the size of the space we’ve created. Gives it meaning.

You need people or cars or some recognizable, human-scale THING in there as a frame of reference or your space won’t mean much to your viewer. Watch. We can make that same basic space a whole lot bigger like this:

Same vanishing point in the same place, completely different scale, and a totally different feeling of space. Cool, right?

3. Sketch around in rough perspective MORE. STAY LOOSE.

See what sort of spaces and feelings you can create with vanishing points and gridded planes on a post-it or something. Super small, super rough. Feel it out. Pick a vanishing point or lay out a grid in perspective, and MAKE SOME SPACE. Do it. Draw, I don’t know, a lady and her dog in a desert. I’ll do it, too.

Good job. LOOK AT YOU creating the illusion of space! This is how you’ll thumbnail and plan anything you want to draw in space. All of my drawings start this way. I think about how I want the viewer to feel and then play around with space and composition until I find something that works.

Once you have a sketch you like, and space that you feel, THEN you can take out the ruler and make it more accurate and convincing.

4. Draw environments from life.

I cannot stress this enough. Draw the world around you, try to draw the shapes and angles as you see them, and you will ‘get’ how and why perspective is used. Use something permanent so that you’ll move fast and commit. I usually use black prismacolor pencil.

You’ll learn or reinforce something with every drawing. I learned a lot about multiple vanishing points from this drawing:

Learned from the receding, winding space I tired to draw here:

Layered, interior spaces:

You get the idea.

Life drawing will also help you develop your own shorthand and language for depicting textures, materials, details, natural and architectural features, etc. Do it. Do it all the time. Go to pretty or interesting places just to draw them.

Take a second and just draw a quick sketch of whatever room you’re in.

5. Perspective in formal Illustration: apply what you’ve learned.

1. I always start with research. For this particular location I looked at Angkor Wat.

2. Once I had enough reference, I did a bunch of little thumbnail sketches with a very loose sense of space and picked the one I liked best.

3. Scanned the thumbnail and drew a little more clearly over it. Worked out the rough space before using formal perspective.

4. Reinforced the space with formal perspective. I dropped in pre-made vanishing points over my drawing. If I were drawing in real media here’s where I’d get out the ruler to sketch in some accurate space.

5. Drew the damn thing. Because I do my research, draw from life, and am comfortable drawing in perspective, I can wing it. I just sort of ‘build’ the ruins freehand in the space I’ve established, keeping it more or less accurate, experimenting and playing with details along the way. I erase a lot, too, both in PS and when drawing in pencil. Keeps it fun for me.

And that’s what I know about composition and perspective. If you want more formal instruction on perspective and it’s uses, you can use John Buscema’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Or If you want to get really intense about it, Andrew Loomis can help you.

-Jake Wyatt

How to tell if the signs like you

Aries: There is a good chance that they will be direct and just tell you or show it by some heavy flirting. They also get very nervous around and oh god, they blush a lot.

Taurus: It will take sometime for them to actually admit that they are falling for you. They will really hard at your jokes and will laugh with their whole face, especially the eyes. They will also do sweet little gestures and would like to be around you a lot.

Gemini: They will naturally flirt, but will make you feel extra special. They will listen intently to what you are saying. They will call/text you at weird times and would would like to share more of their private life.

Cancer: There is a very small chance of them telling you that they like you, but they will enjoy spending time with you. They will go that ‘extra mile’ to make sure you are happy and comfortable with them.

Leo: They aren’t shy to show how they feel. They will direct their attention to you instead of themselves. They will also include you in their ‘day-to-day’ and express their future with you and show you off to their friends.

Virgo: They will be quieter around you and will try to help you in every way possible. They try not to be overbearing, but will want you to know that they are thinking about you a lot. They also want to do all the little things for you.

Libra: They make many sacrifices and put great effort to spend time with you. There would be so much body language and they will charm the hell out of you. They may introduce you to people in their life as well.

Scorpio: They inquire a lot about you, because it makes them feel closer to you. They make themselves available to you. They will also really look at you when you are talking or doing anything for the matter.

Sagittarius: They will make time for you, which is very rare. They would want adventurous memories with you. They show their ‘softer’ or more ‘vulnerable’ side, and want to share many memories with you.

Capricorn: They have that look in their face while you talk. You can easily make them laugh and they get shy when you give them compliments. They make it their mission to make you notice them.

Aquarius: They will ask many questions about you and text you a lot. They smile a lot and become lost in your stories or views on life. They will show, in their own way, how you’re different than others.

Pisces: Freaks out if you don’t text and they expect a lot of hugs. They become quite relentless in getting to know you and they will share ‘dreamy’ thoughts with you.

Die for a Laugh - Dean Winchester x Reader - Part ???(Sneak Peek)

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You were not yourself, not entirely yourself, that much you were sure about. Part of you regretted the decision to meet him. Part of you hoped that you would have just listened to Dean and stayed put and not sneak out in the middle of the night to do something so reckless. But… another part of you just… craved more. It craved more of him and that was completely insane. Why?

Because he was the Joker.

He was the enemy, another monster that you were after and that by the end of this would be dead. He’d have to end up dead. And you needed to make sure of that. How? You didn’t know. But for the sake of your sanity you needed to stay away from him. How you would that was beyond you.

You blinked rapidly as Dean pushed a plate forward to you. You looked up and gave him a tight smile. One that would have anyone else convinced but not Dean. He knew you like the back of his hand. You shared a kind of connection that was beyond words and you knew that, at least from your side, it was because of how strong your feelings were for him.

“Come on, you need to eat. This case is working all of us out, can’t have you falling down.” he tried to give you a small smile and despite everything you smiled at the tenderness in his words.

“You’re such a softie, do you know that?” you asked, looking up at him and he scoffed at you with a roll of his eyes.

“Shut up.” he grumbled, although a smile was on his face. Before he could turn and leave, though, you took hold of his hand and stopped him.

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Advice for People Entering College

– Wash your hair. Wash your sheets. Try to keep your room clean. Cleanliness might not be next to godliness, but it sure as hell is next to happiness.

– Get. Enough. Sleep.

– Set your alarm for thirty minutes earlier than is strictly necessary. Get up, get some work done, tidy your room, or just sit and enjoy being awake and at peace.

– There will be other parties. If you’re swamped or feeling down, skip this weekend’s rager.

– No one cares if you don’t drink or smoke. Seriously. Do only what you’re comfortable with.

– Put aside time to talk to people from home – parents, siblings, high-school friends. Those relationships don’t have to end just because you don’t see each other every day anymore.

– I know it sometimes seems like everyone else is BFFs with each other and you’re an outsider, but it’s not true. Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outsides. Everyone has times when they’re feeling lonely, even if it’s not obvious to other people. You’re not strange or unlovable.

– To-do lists. I’m not kidding, people. They’ve saved my life on more than one occasion. They’re super good at keeping from feeling overwhelmed. Make a tangible list of everything you have to do, and you’ll realize you can do it. Also, crossing stuff of to-do lists is orgasmic.

– Procrastination sucks, but don’t beat yourself up over it. Everyone does it.

– If you’re really struggling with starting your work, tell yourself you’ll do fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes is too much? Okay, ten minutes. Five. Just start. You’ll feel so much better once you have.

– That being said, your soul needs a break sometime. Don’t expect yourself to work from sunup to sundown. Give yourself five-minute breaks every hour, fifteen-minute breaks every two-hours — find a schedule that works for you.

– Seriously: sleep. If it’s 11pm and you feel like death, go to bed. Set an early alarm to get the work done the next morning if you have to; just get yourself to bed.

– There might be some really, really rough days. They’ll pass.

– Try not to analyze your life at midnight; everything looks better in the morning.

– Feeling lonely? Reach out to people. Facebook message someone you’ve talked to twice but haven’t really hung out with; invite them to a movie or out for coffee. Chances are, they’ll be as excited to make a new friend as you are.

– I know it’s hard to find time, by try to exercise at least a couple times a week. The benefits of cardio are unbelievable.

– Use the resources available to you – they exist for a reason. Go to tutoring hours. Go to office hours. They might be awkward (they probably will be awkward sometimes, depending on your professor) but they’re worth it.

– Stop beating yourself up over stuff. Got a bad grade on an essay? It happens. Missed a few deadlines? Had a bad interaction with a professor? It happens. Take a deep breath. You’re doing fine.

– Journal every day, or at least a few times a week. It doesn’t have to be in a nice, expensive, leather-bound notebook. You don’t have to doodle cute little cartoons all over the page. You’re handwriting doesn’t have to be nice. Just get your feelings out of your head and onto paper (or a Google doc).

– Sometimes professors are bad or the material is hard. A few bad grades (a few bad semesters, even) aren’t going to kill anyone. C’s get degrees, people.

– Fight for yourself. Don’t be afraid to tell people — your advisors, your professors, your roommate — what you need.

– Some people don’t graduate in four years. It doesn’t make you stupid or inadequate.

– Being a grown-up can be scary, but you’re going to figure it out.

– Everything. Is. Going. To. Be. Okay.

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Note: Is Chanyeol your bias? Do you like reading fan fiction? if yes to both, why don’t you check out my new Park Chanyeol fan fiction? You can find it here -> Taming the Virus. 

Huang Zitao/ Tao| Kim Jongdae/ Chen| Park Chanyeol| Kim Junmyeon/ Suho| Kim Minseok/ Xiumin| Oh Sehun| Kim Jongin/ Kai| Do Kyungsoo/ D.O.| Byun Baekhyun| Zhang Yixing/ Lay| Lu Han| Wu Yifan/ Kris| Mafia!EXO|

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  • Him being the best boyfriend in the world world.
  • But before asking you out he would be the flirtiest and kindest man.
  • Always bringing you hot drinks whenever he comes over to your house from the local cafe he passes every time he comes to see you.
  • Him giving you cute nicknames.
  • “Princess? No… hm, maybe honey? No, that makes us sound like an old married couple. Oh! I know, I’m going to call you love! Actually no, that’ll make me sound like your grandma. Uh… I know, I’m going to call you sweetheart!”
  • Him always offering to help you even though you’re trying to convince him not to. Like, you could be arguing over this for ages and he isn’t going to let up.
  • “Come on {y/n} just open the door for me. Let me carry the washing just this once”
  • “Fine.”
  • “Thank god you finally agreed, my triceps are killing me.”
  • Him hugging you
  • All the time
  • And will use any excuse for PDA
  • “Hold my hand {y/n} I don’t want to lose you in the crowd!”
  • “There’s like ten people, Chanyeol.”
  • You having to share Chanyeol with Baekhyun and Kyungsoo the majority of the time.
  • Kyungsoo coming over to cook for you and Chanyeol because he fears both of your safety if Chanyeol is let near the oven.
  • Chanyeol teasing you on a day to day basis because he can.
  • But teasing you in more ways than one ;)
  • Feeling you up underneath the table in public places while you blush and tell him to stop.
  • Him being warned by management on multiple occasions because he finds it really hard to keep your relationship on the down low.
  • Chanyeol talking about you
  • All the time
  • “{y/n} can do that, you know.”
  • “Yeah chanyeol, you’ve only reminded us eight thousand times.”
  • Chanyeol being the happy virus in your life and gives you a reason to smile every single day even on your worst days.
  • But he has his bad days sometimes,
  • And he loves having you around to comfort him.
  • Unless you two have had a fight
  • He’ll sit in his music studio room and make music until he falls asleep in the most uncomfortable positions.
  • “Aish, how does he sleep like this?” *puts a blanket over him before leaving him there*
  • Fighting with you is his literal worst nightmares brought to life
  • He hates it
  • So it’s a good job it doesn’t happen often.
  • Chanyeol is pretty chilled back when it comes to a lot of things.
  • But hates being away from you for a long time
  • On tour he turns into a puppy
  • Looking at photos of you on his phone when he’s lonely, and if it’s not a stupid time to call then he will.
  • The sound of your voice will soothe him and make him feel so safe in more ways than you’ll ever know.
  • Him reminding you that he loves you every single day.
  • He loves cuddling you on the couch
  • Especially when he’s lying with his head in your lap and you’re running your fingers through your hair
  • Or he’s leaning with his head on your chest
  • Not in a dirty way, just in one of those comforting ways
  • But he also loves holding you close into his chest too
  • He can’t get enough of cuddling
  • He always talks about the future with you, and always has big ideas for how he wants to live with you even after his contract ends with EXO.
  • “I want a red front door to our house. And a pretty garden where I can write songs on hot days. And I want a big bedroom for us, we can cover it in photos. Ah I can’t wait to buy our house, we’re going to make so many memories.”
  • “Hold your horses, Chanyeol. We’ve still got a few years yet.”
  • Him falling in love with you more and more every single day
  • Him writing songs for you all the time
  • Him wanting you to listen to his songs before anyone else because your opinion matters to him the most.
  • So many kisses
  • Him kissing you on he forehead and cheeks all the time
  • Pecks on the mouth
  • Or full on make out sessions
  • There isn’t much in between
  • Chanyeol being in love with you and showing that every single day


At nighttime

Originally posted by yeollovemebaek

  • Him always looking after you afterwards every time.
  • Him constantly wanting to be the big spoon because he’s tall and you’re smol and he loves that about you
  • He also just loves the feeling of you in his arms where he can hold you and protect you from harm
  • After a long day of working he’s probably going to be tired
  • But that isn’t going to stop him from getting physical
  • Lazy sex
  • Unless he’s really in the mood
  • In which case, be careful
  • This man may look cute but he is basically the embodiment of a sex god
  • Him being dominant
  • Even when you’re on top, you and he both know who is really in charge
  • Round two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Him not really being very kinky but is up to try anything that you want to try
  • Him doing it basically anywhere in the bedroom
  • Skinship
  • Neck kisses
  • Love marks in discrete places
  • Him not caring that the stylists and makeup artists constantly tell him off for receiving all these marks because it just feels so good getting them
  • Him being rough
  • But always passionate 
❝ I feel invisibile to you ❞

Plot: What could happen when you’re tired of being lonesome and invisible? 

TaehyungxReader 

Words count: 2k

Genre: angst 

For my Illi, I love ya cutie. ♥♥ M. 

Gif isn’t mine, credits to the owner! ♥

“See you tomorrow Y/N!”  

“I BEG YOU, DON’T MAKING A MESS!”  

Your friend laughs and you nod, while you get out of the restaurant and let the fresh air of the night caresses your skin. The sky is full of stars, you can barely see them because of the city lights, but you know they’re there, watching you.  

You smile slightly, head off toward home. The safest and relaxing place you know, place you’ve built alone during those years of independence.  

Dinner with colleagues was a great pastime for not thinking about your boyfriend’s absence, away for more than two months. It’s your job and you knew that when you decided to become his girlfriend, but you wouldn’t have expected to be ignored like that.  

Two months and barely managed to get a call every now and then, some texts that seemed incredibly cold and the sparse reassurances by Jimin. They’re stressed but you began, with time, to think that for him was no longer the same.  

The feelings change, sometimes they fade and you’re aware of it. If he stopped to love, you just need to hear it and can move forward.  

Even if you know it will be hard to really go after him.  

You check your smartphone, now is more a habit, and you don’t surprise about the absence of any sign of life. Your soft and fleshy lips turns into a grim smile, while the decision you were thinking for days starts to seem more and more the only possible way to make things “better”.  

“Hi Y/N!”  

“Kyle.. You scared me. How come around this time of night? ”  

“I brought home my girlfriend, I don’t like she’s alone in the middle of the night.”  

You just nod as your neighbor greets you with a wave of the hand, leaving you alone again. With your thoughts and your regrets. Taehyung never drove you home and it’s something was never weighed so far for you.  

“He maybe got sick of me… Or he never really loved me… ” You whisper while a tear slips on your cheek and you don’t waste any time to dry it, you’re so tired that you don’t have the strength to cry or do anything else.  

The only thing you can think is to get home, take a hot bath and hide under the sheets, with the hope that a great night’s sleep can help you to find a decision.  

The lock snaps and its sound is something familiar, manages to calm the tornado of thoughts and anxiety that it’s eating you alive, but when you turn on the lights of the lobby you jump, finding your boyfriend sitting on the couch focused by reading what it looks like a manga.  

“Tae.. ”  

“Hey! I didn’t hear you coming, where were you?? ”  

His tone turns up your nose, he’s so quiet and with that adorable smile that you wonder if you are living two different relationships. You watch him get up and almost fall over the couch, approaching and clutching you into his arms with strength and hiding his face into your hair.  

You can’t reciprocate, indeed stay motionless in his arms and he notices immediately because you see him move away and cupping your face in his hands. His big and strong hands that always manage to make you feel perfect when he touched you. Your eyes meet and can’t see, in his eyes, the same joy that you saw before. To you it seems as he’s doing this because it’s what he has to do and not because he wants to.  

“What happens?”  

“Let me go Tae…”  

“Y/N..”

“Can you.. Let me go? ” You murmurs, taking his hands and lowering them, leaving immediately his grip and doing two steps back. You’re uncomfortable and it’s the first time in many months that you feel so.  

“Y/N… What’s going on? Are you okay..? ”  

“Are you really asking me if I’m okay, Taehyung..?”  

“Yes.. I mean.. I want to know.. ”  

“Of course and I’ve to believe you. Two months you’re on tour and you called me three times, don’t even bother to text me. Are you sure you want to know how I am?? To me it seems quite the opposite. ”  

Your voice is like a slap in his face, he immediately pulls himself back, upset by what you just said. You don’t care, you’re hurt by weeks because of this but you never had the strength to tell him. And this is the right time because you finally get that maybe break up is the better thing for both.  

“Does this seem like a relationship to you?? I’ve always accepted your schedule, your life idols’ life, everything! But fuck, Taehyung it’s to much effort call me? Am I so invisible to you? ”  

“You know I had nothing else to do, you realize I’m busy every day almost for twenty-four hours straight? You know how my days are?? ”  

“Because mine is really soft and beautiful, huh! However I always try to write you because I miss you. It doesn’t seem the same for you. ”  

Your voices have started to increase gradually and you already have the breath, even though you have just spoken and not screamed. You feel the tension between the two of you, you see it in his posture but is his look to get scarier. But you don’t want to flinch, because you’re tired of suffering because of him.

“Now because I haven’t called or written, you make all this mess?”

“Excuse me? I’m your girlfriend and I feel invisible to you! If you tired, you must have to tell Taehyung, I just want to leave all this huge crap behind. Also because in these months is as if I had been alone, I’ve got used to it.”

You’re lying, you haven’t got used to his absence but you’re angry and want to hurt him. You look at his expression and it’s slowly changing, his eyes darken and his lips tuck into an expression that freezes the blood in your veins. You gulp and make other two steps back and feel your shoulders banging against the door, while he continues to stare as if he sees you for the first time.

"You’re lonely? What can I do?? I wake up every morning at four o'clock for practice, singing lessons, training sessions, rehearsals, concerts, interviews, shows.. Do you think this is easy for me? Fuck Y/N; you’re mistaken. You need to stop putting yourself at the center of the world, not all about you! ”

“THEN ALL ABOUT YOU? YOU AND YOUR CAREER? ”

“AT LEAST IT DOESN’T THREATEN TO LEAVE ME LIKE YOU DO. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING, I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR FACE. ”

“DO YOU BLAME ME? HUH? ”

“YOU KNOW HOW IT WOULD BE, YOU KNEW AND YOU ACCEPTED IT ANYWAY. SO DON’T BE A HYPOCRITE BITCH NOW, NOT CLING TO THE USUAL EXCUSES, BECAUSE IF I DON’T CALL OR TEXT YOU THE REASON IS ONE, I DON’T NEED TO HEAR YOUR COMPLAINTS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. ”

His screams scare you more than the words themselves, those hurt you and break something in you that you don’t know if you can fix it,  you squeeze your eyes waiting for yet another charge of shouting, loud of anger or hate.

“I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING I’VE TO STAND FOR MY JO-”

“IF YOU’RE HERE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT WORK, WHY DON’T YOU LEAVE HIM? YOU CAN USE THIS EXCUSE. YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ME, YOU DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT ME! ”

“DON’T YOU DARE Y/N, DON’T DO IT. BUT YOU THINK I’M HERE TO YOUR COMFY? THE BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS WHO IS ALWAYS IN NEED OF CARE AND REASSURANCE? ”

“WHEN DID YOU DO IT? YOUR CARE? I SAW THEM THE FIRST FEW WEEKS, MORE THAN A YEAR AGO”

Your voice now reaches octaves never heard and you’re going to yell against him, when his gaze turns you completely petrifies. There’s a darkness in his eyes, behind that melted chocolate, you’ve never seen. You would like to back away but you can’t, the door is there behind you and although you started looking for the handle you can’t find it.

“Haven’t you ever seen? Really? ”  

He murmurs, stepping towards you. He’s walking slowly and you feel the chills of fear make you tremble violently. “All the efforts I made for you, huh? The nights that I ran to you, after work, although I had to sleep? Dates I couldn’t afford otherwise, if the management found out about us, I was in troubles?? All this means nothing to you? ” He continues with his low and rusky voice now icy, even colder than his gaze, giving you even more thrills that slide through your back and they’re freezing you. You seem to be out in front of him, you feel small and his scream drives you to jump, while the crash of something forces you to open your eyes.

The vase on the desk at the entrance is on the ground, completely destroyed and he’s right next to it, shortness of breath and face pale, almost as if he had just seen a ghost.

You start to cry, but it’s a silent cry and you stay leaning against the door, too afraid to come near him or run upstairs, safe in the bedroom.

“I..”

“Go.. Go a-away Taehyung..”

“Y/N.. ”

“Don’t c-come near… I’m scared. ”

You mumble succeeding, finally, to look up and fix your gaze on him. Taehyung stares at you and tears begin to slip even on his face, but you can’t get out of your head his screams, the sound of broken vase and image of broken glass scattered on the floor. You’ve seen a side of him that you didn’t even know existed and you’re incredibly scared. 

You see him take a step towards you and you slip up against the door,  turning away and causing him to freeze immediately. You shake your head, feeling the salty tears wet your lips, running away from the door when he takes another step to you. You’re fast and run upstairs, entering immediately into your room and lock the door.

“Y/N.. Please.. I-I’m sorry Y/N ” He shouts down the stairs, but you push your hands over your ears and pretend to not hear him, while beginning to cry more loudly and being able to hear even the sound of your own sobs waisted between throat and chest.

“Y/N .. O-Open.. I didn’t want to.. P-please … ”

“Go a-away.. Taehyung go away, please. Before I call the cops.. ” You wishper sobbing.

“N-No.. Please.. I.. ”

“I’m really scared.. G-go away.. ”

“I’m.. I-I love you…” His voice is low and you feel a shiver down your spine.

“I don’t know, Taehyung.. I don’t know anymore … ”

“I.. ”

“Just.. Go away, go away.”

Not only do labels control their artists’ social media, but they also make the artists pay for it!!!

I want to share an extract from a book i read…

“During the term, the company will have the exclusive right to set up the artist’s website and control social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Their argument is that they want to present a coordinated marketing campaign across all platforms and, oh by the way, we’re the big record company and you’re not. Some companies, if you ask, will allow the artist to set up an “unofficial” website during the term. After the term, the rights go back to the artist, although companies keep the right to have an artist section on their company website… 

…Companies want to recoup the costs of creating and maintaining the artist’s website and social media. It’s hard to make this go away, but sometimes you can limit the amount they can charge, to, say, $25,000 over the life of a deal” (Passman, 2015:140)

This fact isn’t really surprising considering that social media is a key part of marketing, and artists have to pay the label back for the money they spent on marketing… but it is particularly absurd to think about. Like theoretically, as an artist, you could be in a situation where you don’t like the way that you are being portrayed on social media, and you can’t do anything about it. And then you actually have to pay your label for this !!!!! If you are lucky you can maybe limit this amount to 25 grand. It’s just another perfect example of the absurd and potentially unreasonable contractual obligations that artists are put under.


Source: Passman, D. S. (2015). All you need to know about the music business. Simon and Schuster.

Cigarettes

DON’T OWN THE PICTURE

It felt weird.

Seeing him standing there after the years had passed.

But it wasn’t a bad weird. It was the kind of weird that makes you excited; gives you little butterflies in your stomach.

That’s what is was like seeing Min Yoongi after all these years.

Min Yoongi had been a big player when you were in your sophomore year of high school. He was a senior with your brother, Hoseok.

He was bad, did drugs and drank as well as had sex with whomever he wanted whenever he wanted. Usually wherever as well.

But.

He was a good person. He’d been dealt a few bad cards in life, he’d gotten into trouble with the law a few years back and it was kind of bad hit after bad hit once it got started. However, for some odd strange reason, you’d never been more smitten in your entire life.

It was the cliche forbidden romance.

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Dear Straight Girls,
Shut. Up.
It’s nothing personal, really, it’s just that us gay girls get fucking tired of your bullshit sometimes. I know that you’re not trying to be rude, really I do, but it’s been a long day, and you jokingly calling me an abomination because “you have gay friends who say it all the time” doesn’t make it any shorter.
Dear Straight Girls,
The last thing I want to hear about is how un-fucking-fortunate it is that you got the straight end of the stick. That you wish more than anything that you could’ve been gay, because god, that would just make your life so much easier.
This may shock you, but moaning about how hard it is to be a heterosexual, does not get you a gold star in my book. It tells me that you only think of being gay as a lifestyle: an edgy, hipster choice that all us cool kids are making that you feel left out of. Well, guess what? If me and my future girlfriend can get kicked out of bakeries, kicked out of our homes, kicked out of our jobs- then you can handle not being part of this.
Dear Straight Girls,
Fuck you. Fuck you for thinking I’m always looking at you, for thinking I always want you. You are not the center of my universe. You are not some irresistible vixen just because my attraction to girls like you exists. You’re a girl. And I like girls. But that doesn’t mean I like you. Get over it.
Dear Straight Girls,
If I have to hear about how amazing your gaydar is one more time, someone’s getting punched in the tit. Don’t look at me, I don’t make the rules. Besides, I already knew they were gay five minutes before you. You’re not special.
Dear Straight Girls,
I know you’re probably pouting at my letters this very moment because I’m just the angry motherfucking queer girl with too much to say, but if you want to be as accepting as you say you are, shut up and let the gays talk every once in awhile. Maybe then we wouldn’t have to have this conversation every other day.
Dear Straight Girls,
Having a gay best friend doesn’t make you a queer activist. It doesn’t give you permission to call people dykes or fags because you are now an “honorary gay.” It makes you a person. With a best friend. Like the rest of us. Who needs. To shut. The fuck. Up.
Dear Straight Girls,
I’m not.
—  Fuck you for thinking otherwise
Offerings/Devotional Acts for Aphrodite

Before we get to the list I want to say that in no way is this all you can do or give to Aphrodite. I always encourage people to get creative and personalize their worship. Think about why you decided to become a devotee and try to use those reasons to shape your devotion.  Okay now on to the list!

-Incense/Candle: This is fairly obvious and great for when you don’t have much and/or want to do something simple. I also like to do this when I want to have a long conversation with Aphrodite. It also helps to use incense or candles that represent or are associated with Aphrodite such as rose incense and red/pink candles.

-Food/Drink: If you want to offer something more than a candle or incense you can offer Aphrodite some food or drink. Wine is typically the go to offering, but for those who are underage or who just don’t drink, Apple Juice is a great substitute! As for food, chocolate is always appreciated by Aphrodite. When I first started out I gave Aphrodite some M&Ms as an offering and she did not complain, lol! Also if you are someone who likes to cook/bake you can always offer her some of what you made! She will be so delighted!

-Write/read a poem: If you enjoy poetry you can write your very own poem for Aphrodite. It doesn’t necessarily need to be about her exactly. It can be a love poem or a poem simply inspired by her (you know she’ll love that!). If you don’t consider yourself a writer but have a favorite poem that makes you think of Aphrodite go ahead and read it to her!

-Recite a hymn or myth: This is pretty straightforward. You can find a hymn about Aphrodite that you enjoy and read it to her and the same with the myths. She never grows tired of hearing them I promise you!

-Make an offering bottle: Okay this is actually super easy! This is one of the first offerings I did that wasn’t a candle, incense, or wine. You basically just put certain items associated with Aphrodite into a bottle and give it to her as an offering. For example, my offering bottle consists of roses, myrtle, rose quartz, stones I thought were pretty, and seashells. I put them all in a heart shaped bottle (you can find them at Michaels and AC Moore) and it now sits on my altar. You can add as little or as much as you would like or have access to. You can also decorate the bottle if you feel artsy or creative. It’s up to you!

- Make something: Okay so this is pretty general and can encompass a lot, but that’s the point! Use your talents and interests to make something special for Aphrodite. Draw a picture, write a song, crochet something, knit, sew, sculpt, cut out pictures and make a collage, color a picture in a coloring book that reminds you of Aphrodite, the options are limitless! Use your imagination! Think of it like when you were a kid and made things for your Mom. They weren’t necessarily works of art but your mom loved them regardless because you made it for her. It’s the same concept, so don’t worry about whether its “good” because Aphrodite will love it regardless and show it off to anyone who comes to visit.  So basically she’ll show Ares xD

-Spread the Love: Make a promise to not beat yourself up for a day! Be kind and patient with yourself and learn to love yourself. Also, spread Aphrodite’s mission of self-love! Be kind and supportive to others. Pay compliments instead of insults.

-Pamper yourself: Now this is one of the HUGE benefits to being an Aphrodite devotee. Part of our devotion is doing wonderful things for ourselves. Set aside some time to do some pampering. This can be at home or at a spa, and it can be as long or as short as you see fit. You can take a warm soothing bath and throw in whatever relaxes you. I actually love using Lush bath bombs and they have ones that are great for Aphrodite, such as Rose Queen, Sex Bomb and for my fellow sea lovers you can’t go wrong with Big Blue! You can apply a face mask, paint your nails, or rub on some lotion. Basically anything you see as pampering and you enjoy, just make sure as you do it you think about how beautiful and amazing you are!

-Sex:  Sex, or more specifically your orgasm, can be dedicated and offered to Aphrodite (remember to practice safe sex!). You can also do the same with masturbation. I actually have specific toys that I dedicated to her so I use those when I want to offer my orgasm to her.  I won’t go into too much detail about it but if you would like to know more about this feel free to send me an ask, I also have no problem if you want me to answer privately just say so.

-Smut it up: This is for all my smutty fanfic writers/readers and for all you whose guilty pleasure is reading those terrible (yet so good) romance novels. Keep doing what you are doing just give thanks to Aphrodite for all the smut! This can also apply to movies as well!

-Aphrodite playlist: Make a playlist of all your favorite songs that remind you of Aphrodite and play it when you want to show your respect and appreciation for her.

-Make up: If you are someone who applies makeup you can dedicate your makeup routine to Aphrodite. You can also ask her to bless your makeup to help you feel confident throughout the day.

-Beauty: Since the idea of “beauty” is extremely objective almost anything really can be an offering to Aphrodite, as long as it is something you believe to be beautiful. You can also go outside and appreciate the beauty around you. Take some pictures!

-Think about her: Life gets chaotic at times and you might find it hard to give Aphrodite the type of devotion you feel she deserves. Don’t stress out! I struggle with anxiety and depression so sometimes it’s rough for me to get out of bed let alone make an offering to my wonderful Goddess. At those times I have found that simply thinking about Aphrodite is actually enough. Think about all the things you adore and respect about her. You can even speak it out loud if you want, but saying it all in your head is fine also.