you're so fuzzy

anonymous asked:

*curtsies* Dear Duke, do you believe in talent? Is there such a thing in writing as talent at all? Because I think that anyone can write it's all the question of practice and motivation while in art, painting. and drawing talent is necessary and it used to sadden me because I mostly write but I can't draw so in conclusion I don't have any talents.

*Curtsies* First thing: I absolutely think you need talent to be a good writer. And I think writing is art, and that to suggest it’s just a matter of practice in a way that visual arts aren’t is insulting to writers. But I also believe that all the talent in the world won’t make a difference if you’re not willing to work at it, and that sometimes people assume that talent and hard work are mutually exclusive. Newsflash: Nope. You think painters and sculptors and cartoonists spend any less time learning and working and failing than writers do? You think a concert pianist spends any less time practicing? Nope. Writing, like every other art form, requires a combination of talent and hard work. You’re not going to magically be great at anything without both. (Artists and musicians or anyone else who feels inclined, feel free to back me up.)

Second thing: Concluding that you “don’t have any talents” because there’s one thing you don’t happen to be good at is melodramatic, and it’s something you should try to work through because dude, nobody is going to feel sorry for you. We all want to be good at stuff and just aren’t. I love music. Have since I was a kid. I want so desperately to have some kind of musical talent and you know what? I just don’t. Did I learn to passably play the piano? Yes. Did I learn a little guitar? Yes. Can I carry a tune? Yes. Am I ever going to be a rock star? Hell no. That’s life. I spent fifteen years trying to be an actor. Turns out I’m really not good enough. Does it suck? You bet. Any use crying about it? Nope. Nobody’s good at everything they want to be good at, and in the long run, you’ll be a lot better off nurturing the talents you do have than moping about the ones you don’t, or acting like a talent you have isn’t actually a talent and feeling sorry for yourself. Because guess what? There are ten thousand people out there who desperately want to be writers but can’t string ten words together no matter how hard they try (kind of like how you can’t draw a picture you’re happy with even though you desperately want to). My guess is they’d be pretty be pissed if you tried to tell them writing doesn’t take talent. It does take talent. You’re just taking that talent for granted because you have it. And people who can write? They will also be pissed. I don’t mind telling you, I’m pissed. You think anyone can write? That’s insulting. Tell that to thirteen years of hard work, weeks and months of struggling to get a narrative just right, five drawer novels, dozens of rejections, 45 drafts of my first book, and the meticulous attention I’ve lavished on each one of 110,000 thousand words in each of eight different manuscripts. The implication that just anybody could do what I do if they felt like it fucking sucks. 

I’m sorry if this seems a little salty. That’s because it’s honest. You have talent. Cultivate it. Don’t waste it or belittle it wishing it were different, or make people who share your talent or wish they did feel like it’s worthless.

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Before the date changes, one more!
Ashiya and Fuzzy are also going all out with their celebration.

Thank you for all the birthday and celebratory messages!

(Wazawa Kiri)

Ashiya: I added more strawberries for you!

anonymous asked:

Surprise beautiful person! Once you get this, you must put it into at least 8 people's asks (anonymously) who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing bad will happen, but it's nice to know that someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out. Help spread anon love, not hate!

Originally posted by mud-muffin

I LOVE YOU MORE

anonymous asked:

Just wanted to say that I love your fics! The only thing I wish was different was that I could read them on mobile but that's tumblr's fault, not yours (the mobile app sucks a little lol) Anyway, just stopping by to say that I think you're awesome!

oh my gosh!!!  thank you, so much!!!!!  i am so glad you enjoy my lame little fics XD  this message made me so happy i can’t even express it, honestly!

Originally posted by theghostchronicles

oh, and feel free to request a fic (or multiple XD) any time if there’s something you want from me but aren’t seeing!!!

Originally posted by burntpasta

about the mobile issue, i’ve had a few anons in the past mention that, but i don’t use the mobile app, so i don’t know that i fully understand the problem.  is it because of the read more?  i wonder if i should stop using it, if that’s the case =/  my hesitation is that the last thing i want to do is trigger someone with my writing, and while i always put a clear warning at the beginning of my posts, i’m not sure that would be enough >.<

  • Bast: "I will now sit on your lap."
  • Me: "Oh, good! It's kind of chilly today and you're so fuzzy and warm. I will put my arms around you and hug you and we'll be comfy and warm together."
  • Bast: "That's not how this works. I dictate the terms of the snuggling, and I do not accept even theoretical limits on my freedom. If you will excuse me, I have business elsewhere and will now very slowly worm myself backwards out of your arms and stalk pointedly away."

anonymous asked:

I want frisk to get a human friend. they met at the park, and their parents let them go ever to frisk's house. The kid sees the monster family they just lose it. "YOU'RE BROTHER IS SO FUZZY" "THIS ONE GLOWS" "SPAGHETTI" "FRISK I CAN I MOVE HERE?" :3

IS THIS NOT THE DREAM THO

GOING OVER TO A FRIEND’S HOUSE AND IT’S JUST FULL OF COOL MONSTERS

I WANTED THAT SO MUCH WHEN I WAS A KID