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It’s time for another Hiveswap development team interview!

Hey there, Hiveswap and Homestuck fans! Ash here once again, and as promised, it’s time for another interview with the talented folks on Hiveswap’s development team! And don’t worry – if you missed the first interview, with our environment art director Rah, you can find it right here!

Who’s in the hot seat today? Why, it’s Adrienne, our lead animator! She can tell you far more about her work on the project than I ever could, so without further ado, I’m going to hand things off to her – after reminding you all to take good, long looks at the wonderful examples of her work peppered throughout this interview. Take it away, Adrienne!

Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?

Hiya! My name’s Adrienne and I’m the lead animator for Hiveswap. I work together with Angela, the animation director, on roughs, cleanup, background and cutscene animation – anything that moves!

When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?

I was hired full-time in January 2016, but I started doing some sprite conceptualization in late 2015 in tandem with [S]:Collide work (I animated sprites for the main big bads and did thumbnails for some of the sequences).

Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?

Homestuck is basically my career background, ahaha.

I drew a lot of fan art for Homestuck after I finished catching up in late 2012. I got some attention from my work and I was asked to do comic pages for Paradox Space. Then I did work for the Homestuck calendar. Then I just became more involved in the comic after that by doing thumbnails, sprite animation, comic pages, snapchats… and now I’m working on the game… it’s been a wild ride from fan to full-time fan.

But as for how I got started in animation, a lot of it was influenced by anime and then DeviantArt while I was growing up. I grew up with Naruto and loved Norio Matsumoto’s work in it (he did the key animation for the best episodes!). And on DeviantArt, I liked following OCTs (Original Character Tournaments) and was particularly inspired by Unknown-Person’s work.

My general advice would be to value learning and exploration, and have less expectations of what life should hand you – it makes a lot of circumstances feel like a pleasant surprise and a good opportunity to learn something new. That’s how I felt when I stumbled into this field anyway, haha.

We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?

Agh, what a difficult question. My most-played genre is colorful multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Splatoon.

I finished Nier: Automata recently and now I’m working through Persona 5. But when I’m not working through that game, I play Breath of the Wild (most of my time is spent riding my horse around Hyrule – it’s very calming).

Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?

I generally use Homestuck flash animations as an inspiration for Hiveswap sprite animations.

When I’m working on cutscenes, I look to Professor Layton stuff. I love how they integrated cutscenes with gameplay in that series.

As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!

My recent favorite is Mob Psycho 100. The raw and rough quality of the animation for that one is my jam and the main cast is really inspiring. Avatar: The Last Airbender is still my top favorite for its epic storytelling and world-building. Naruto always has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the earliest things that inspired me to study animation.

Other big influential works for me were Princess Mononoke and How to Train Your Dragon.

What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!

Here’s a picture of my workstation! If you squint at the bottom screen closely, you can see me taking the picture. But anyway… yeah. I am a little embarrassed for people to know how saturated my workstation is with inspirational quotes (there are papers of handwritten motivation on the walls behind me), but that’s just how I deal when the anxiety gets a little rough.

When I want to focus (usually for rough animation and concept art), I pull up an electronic or classical playlist on YouTube (and recently Spotify) or have no music playing at all. But for everything else (cleanup, in-betweens, etc.), I dig into different genres once in awhile but Imagine Dragons and Americana/folk stuff are my go-to. Acoustics sound really nice in these speakers.

Favorite Homestuck character?

Egh, this is impossible… I’m gonna say it’s between Rose, Jade, Roxy, Kanaya, Terezi, and Vriska… um…

Favorite Homestuck ship?

Rose/Kanaya has never once failed me! c: (I think John/Terezi is really funny too.)

Favorite Homestuck flash?

Urgh… I don’t know, there’s so many that I love. In terms of like… cool and creative setup, [S] Cascade probably? [S] GAME OVER is cool too, because everyone died and the stakes just got so much higher. Oh! I just remembered [S] Make her pay as well!

This question is impossible.

(In the above animation timeline, the first frame is held for 4/24 of a second, the second frame for 2/24 of a second, the third for 2/24, and so on.)

Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?

Thank you for all your support, and for your patience in making it through the Giga/Mega/Omegapauses intact!

Where can people find more of your work? Link us to your own little corner(s) of the Internet!

If you want to see more of my stuff, my Tumblr is the place to be!

Thank you, Adrienne! Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this second Hiveswap development team interview – and don’t worry, there are still plenty more to come!

Now that we’ve gotten things rolling, from here on out we’ll be bringing you a new interview every Wednesday, so be sure to check back every week for a new behind-the-scenes look at the development of Hiveswap and the talented people behind it!

See you next time!

anonymous asked:

fkwkskfkd I never send things to the blogs I follow like this but I kinda need help with a lot of things but what if I want to give up on art? I love drawing but,,,, nothing looks good I'm just getting worse and worse and idk what to do I have no inspiration and nothing comes out as planned dkkfkdkskfnfnakxkfk

Ahh, I’m so glad you reached out! Honestly I seriously love giving advice so I’d be happy to help you out. Every single creator has doubts, even famous illustrators and artists, so I’d be happy to share what I and others have done to help ourselves out. 

Firstly, remember that practice is key. When you’re in an art block or frustrated with art, break the mold and do something that’s a bit different. What I tend to do is draw flowers from reference pictures or go outside and draw a tree or something. Other times, I’ll do thumbnail sketches of compositions like these.

You could do a still life, sketch only the part of a body you’re comfortable with, or do gesture drawings (which intentionally don’t look great). Heck you can even trace art, color someone’s line art, or things like that (obviously don’t share without artist’s permission though)! Looking at art tutorials can be a great source of inspiration too. 

Once you’re a bit more like “okay, I like this even when it doesn’t look great!” then you can start practicing the weaknesses you see in your art. For me, for instance, I tend to go with more stagnant poses and I’m not very good at drawing mouths and intense facial expressions. So I started googling references and just sketching them. When you treat it like a study, there’s less pressure for it to be perfect. You’ll notice some will look better than others but, when you walk away and then have to draw that part again, you’ll notice that it comes to you easier. 

Now, here’s the most important thing to remember when you feel like you’re getting worse. You’re not actually getting worse, you’re becoming more in tune with your art and noticing things you want to improve more. This is progress!! Awesome super fantastic progress! It only seems like you’re getting worse because you’re noticing the areas you want to improve more. So, all you have to do is start practicing those areas. 

While you’re doing this, celebrate how much more aware of the awkward anatomy and compositional errors and weird things you are. This is the best guide towards becoming a better artist–to be critical of your own work. But, to make sure you don’t knock yourself down with self-criticism, remember to be compassionate and honor what that teaching voice is sharing with you. Work together to become a better artist, to learn and grow. 

Lastly, remember that all of your favorite artists started somewhere and gosh did we start somewhere horrible lol. We all doubted our work (I still get frustrated sometimes!) and felt like we’d never be on par with our favorite artists. But we kept working–both on improving our artistic confidence and skills. 

So long as you keep trying, you’ll make it to where you want to be. That’s the only thing you need. 

For bonuses (lol) let me show you some of my old art compared to my newer stuff so you can see how bad I used to be (and most of these art was after about 5 years of study anyways!!).  

That piece is from seven years ago, so it took me seven years of doing art most days of the week to get to this sort of work: 

Now here’s a super old watercolor (from late 2011). It’s muddied and the composition is poor and it’s generally not a good piece looking back. 

About six years later, though, this old watercolor was transformed into pieces like this!

How I got here was practice. I kept trying. I notice what I wanted to work on, what parts about my art bugged me, and I studied them. Slowly but surely I improved. And you, lovely anon, you will too. 

Help me fundraise for a service dog? I only need another $333 to reach the halfway mark! <3

Passive Magick [Part 1]

As a witch who works full time, suffers from a couple of chronic illnesses, and has two furbabies to care for, I’m finding that I have little time or physical energy to carry out full blown rituals or spells when practicing magick. For a long time, I felt like I was neglecting my practice because I wasn’t “doing enough” until I realized that you can be a witch and do spells with a minimal amount of tools and supplies. I’m not necessarily saying that you don’t need to put in just as much effort, but there are plenty of ways to practice magick in a minimalistic manner.

  • Correspondences - while it’s totally fine to have a physical grimoire that’s beautifully written, it’s not always time effective to flip through pages and pages of notes just to find a correspondence for an item you want to use, regardless of how organized you are. This is where technology comes in. I use OneNote for my grimoire - it’s an app that can be synced across various platforms such as your PC, smartphone, and tablet. There’s the option to add tabs at the top of the page (when using it on a PC), which is great for organizing your grimoire by subject. There’s also a search function, which comes in handy when you want to do magick on the go or need to quickly and easily find something.
  • Apps - I’d dare to say that most people have some kind of smartphone these days, so if you do, find some apps that you can use in your practice. Some of my favorites for Android include Phases of the Moon, Aquarius2Go, Galaxy Tarot and Galaxy Runes, and Runic Formulas.
  • Pre-spell Preparation - if you’ve been practicing for a while, you probably have an idea of the kinds of spells you like to do the most, whether they’re for protection, cleansing, relaxation, peace, grounding, cursing, whatever. With that being said, stock up on various ingredients that you know you’ll use, and separate them based on intent. In the same sense, you can prepare and charge various spell components ahead of time so that they’re ready to use when you need them - things like moon water, powders, and oil blends come to mind. I tend to do a lot of spells for success, so I’ve made a success oil in the form of a roll on perfume that I keep with me at all times - it contains a few different essential oils that match my intent (and are skin safe), a carrier oil, and some gem chips that keep it charged. I dab a little bit on the insides of my wrists when I need a boost, and sometimes I’ll even use it to draw sigils on myself that also match my intent.
  • Use items you already have - this bit is especially useful if you’re trying to cut down on the cost of “made for magick” items, i.e. things you’d find in a metaphysical store. There are tons of household items that can be used for magick that you likely already have - tea bags, herb blends for cooking, vinegar, body wash and soap, perfume, distilled water, etc. You can use these items as is, or combine them to make whatever you need. [disclaimer & warning: be smart about it, don’t go around mixing bleach and vinegar]
  • Speaking of using stuff you already have: Find out the correspondences of the things lying around your house and combine mundane action with magick. Gotta take a shower? Need to clean the house? Time to cook dinner? Figure out the correspondences of the stuff you’re using and make a quick and easy spell out of it. 
    • I tend to do bath magick a lot - everyone has to bathe at some point, so why not make it magickal? Places like Bath & Body Works and Lush are really good about listing the herbal and floral ingredients they use in their products, so pick a few of your favorites and go to town!
    • I use a Swiffer WetJet for the kitchen and bathroom - the liquid cleaning agent that I buy for it smells like lavender, so not only am I physically cleansing my space, I’m also inviting peaceful and relaxing energy into it. 
    • When I go to buy a new candle, I open up my OneNote grimoire and quickly find the correspondences of the color and scent and use it accordingly - so not only does my house smell good, it’s also filled with a particular energy based on the correspondences of the candle. 
    • When cooking, look up the correspondences for both the meal as a final product and the ingredients that go into it - I use olive oil a lot, so sometimes I’ll even draw a sigil in the bottom of the pan or dish to add a little boost.

Look out for part 2 of this post, where I’ll be making an actual list of various ways to perform passive magick and incorporate it into your daily routine.

to everyone that suffers from sketchbook anxiety

Let me tell you two things that cured the ‘oh no i’m going to ruin this’ that stems from new sketchbooks / blank canvas.

Fuck it up intentionally

This I learned from my painting professor in college.  He had us blindfold ourselves, and then actually really mess up a perfect blank page, and then use it for the exercises that day.  Like we tore into the paper, made some horrible uncoordinated marks.  We even spit on it.  I highly recommend doing this at least once, because it helps dismantle some of the weird perfectionist hangups that a lot of us put on paper.  Helps get rid of the worry of messing up its perfect potential..

Basically if you’re so worried you’re going to mess it up, mess it up intentionally first so you take back control from the floaty head space anxiety gives us, to your hands and actions.

Buy a shitty ass sketchbook.  

Get one of those sketchbooks made for like 5 year olds that hang out in convenience/drug stores by those wonky ass crayons that never color right.  The type that you touch the paper and know it’ll eat a marker head right off. 

Whenever you look at your ‘good’ sketchbook and feel like you’re going to mess it up, use the terrible one instead.  Now you’re still working and sketching and doing with no real pressure since hey, that sketchbook was a piece of crap anyway and cost you like 5 bucks.  My shitty sketcbooks have some of my favorite stuff in them since I relaxed and let myself explore.  It will also remind you why we bother with nice sketchbooks in the first place because let me tell you that paper is god awful.

A big reason why I gravitated towards digital art when I was younger was because it was almost impossible to ‘mess it up’.  Make a stupid mark? Undo.  Don’t like the initial sketch? Delete the layer.  Hate the whole thing? Don’t save it.   ((I still do all of these things, but now at a much lesser rate))

Take some of the holiness out of your tools.   Realize that its the process that matters most, and keep your eyes forward.  I think especially here on tumblr where a lot of ‘sketches’ that are more towards illustrations that happen to be in a sketchbook build up this head space that everything in your sketchbooks have to be perfect and beautiful.  Sketchbooks are your play areas, where you can fuck around at your heart’s content.   Have some fun with them.  

Hope this helps~

hello, stunning people, I see a lot of new studyblrs, or new bullet journal users, that don’t know what to add on their new bullet journal, so I decided to give you some ideas.

-books to read

-films to watch

-birthdays

-holidays

-road trips

-goals

-recipes to try

-music to listen

-tv shows

-calendar

-diet/meal plan

-work out plan

-places to go

-savings

-favorite blogs

-bucket list

-comics

-songs

-quotes

-handwriting practice

-planner routine

-blog ideas

-schedule

-wishlist

-index

-studyblr ideas

-waiting for list (if you order stuff form the internet)

-your own personal bullet key

-study tips

-washi tape collection

-swatches

-photos

-inspiration

-fashion/outfits

-habit tracker

-grades

-mood chart

-school notes

-study guides 

 

in my case I add my

-favorite spells

-wiccan studies

-pendulum techniques

blogs to check out!

for fear of making too many repetitive “shout-out” posts, i want to compile a list of some my favourite writing blogs. in no particular order, the writers listed below are great people with amazing talent! i’d highly recommend that you visit them and read their work if you haven’t already! they are incredibly inspiring, all with unique writing styles, and always produce great work! they deserve the most of love and support. ♡


*please be sure to read their rules and blog descriptions!*

the blogs listed below do Overwatch reader inserts! please be aware that not every blog contains the same content! read thoroughly before requesting!

irlkermit  asked:

Got a any kiribaku fanfic recs?

DO I

a heart swelled to bursting by eggstasy - A must. Bakugou-centric. Got me into this ship. Character study with fluff, angst, humor and everything you need. I pretty much recommend anything by this author, but this one is a classic. 

The Beauty of a Beast by starifjems - Beauty and the beast AU, as you might have guessed. Wonderfully written, characterization on point. You will cry, but you’ll laugh and scream into a pillow at how fluffy it gets.

marketabe by eggstasy - Gets its own rec because it is that good. Hilarious and cute, canonverse in which Kiri gets a little jealous as if anyone else would want to date Bakugou actual satan Katsuki.

2A.M. by cityboys - (not to be mistaken by 2AM knows all secrets, that I have yet to read, but seems very good also) Another Bakugou centered story. Quirkless AU. Bittersweet with a happy ending. A++

heart stains on the carpet by cityboys - Fake dating AU in which Kiri is a bodyguard protecting Bakugou. Made me squeal lots. Actually… just read everything by this author.

Those Ten Moments by Kivea - Another canonverse in which Denki plays matchmaker and then suffers the consequences #SaveKaminariDenki2k17

 Heart Strings by starofjems - Slow burn-ish that broke my heart and then glued it all together in like five sentences. Soul mate-ish AU.

Spooky times & cuddles by Jartz - As fluff as the name suggests. Short and sweet. Highly recommend if you need some warm fuzzy feelings in your life.

Who’s next? by My_Black_Crimson_Rose6 - I might or might not have coerced the author into writing this one. Adult AU in which Bakugou gets injured and Kirishima gets very very angry.

safe & sound by Authoress - Post chapter 90 obligatory hurt&comfort. 

take the path that moon beams make by plantegg - One of my all time favorites. Kirishima works as Peter Pan in Disneyland and Bakugou is a broke janitor. Guess how that plays out. 

I hope this helps!! I haven’t actually read fics in a while, so these are all old-ish, but maybe check the author’s newest stuff?? I left out the nsfw recs in this one, so these are (mostly???) child friendly recs

P/S: IF ANYONE OUT THERE WANT TO ADD SOME I’M MORE OR LESS ON A BREAK NOW AND I’D LOVE TO READ SOME NEW KRBKS

How to Create a Study Routine

Hi, guys! So I realized between the last #Study Saturdays post and this one that the task of making a study schedule would be made a lot easier if you first had a study routine. So this week I will explain how to make a study routine. Next week will be about study schedules. 

Also, I am defining the two a bit differently. Study routine is more fixed and study schedule is both more detailed and depends upon your work for that week. 

(P.S. I didn’t go to public school – I was homeschooled – so I’m not very knowledgeable at how to study for that. This post is based on my experience at college.)

There’s so many different methods to do this. I will explain two of those ways.

The first step to creating any study schedule is having a place to write it down. I recommend working everything out on paper first and, if you prefer digital calendars, to then transfer it to Google Calendars or whatever electronic calendar you use. (The great thing about Google Calendars is that you would be able to make a separate calendar for your studying that’s apart from your personal calendar.)

If you prefer written, then there’s some great free printables made by Tumblr users for the express purpose of making a study schedule. My personal favorite is this one by @theorganisedstudent, or you could browse through my #free stuff  tag, because I have a thing for printables LOL.

The second thing is to write down the times. My day usually runs from 7am to 11pm right now, so for every hour I am awake I make a slot for. (However, using printables means you have a limited amount of time slots, so you have to find a way around this. I ended up not including the times of day when I had classes and went by an hourly basis. If you could go by every 30 minutes, that would be great too!) 

I started by blocking in all of the permanent fixtures in my week – things like class times, work, extra circulars, commute times, and sleep (I go to sleep a lot earlier on the weekdays than on the weekends). These are events that happen regularly every week and will most likely not change.

Now here’s where we split into different methods.

Method 1

Method 1 is the looser and more flexible one. It’s great if you have teachers that like to change due dates and suddenly announce homework not mentioned in the syllabus (grr). 

There’s three types of “sessions” we’re going to be working with in Method 1:

  • Study sessions: The title is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Fun sessions: These sessions are so you can have set times where you just enjoy yourself and don’t get over-stressed by school.
  • Responsibility sessions: These are for chores, running errands, and just general “getting stuff done.”

Each session’s time will be more or less depending upon what your life is like. For example, although I am currently working right now, during the fall and spring semesters I am a full-time student, so I will be able to devote the bulk of my energy to school. But if you have a job, you probably won’t be able to spend 6 hours a day studying.

Look at the free, unblocked time you have every day and add up how many hours that is. Now it’s time for the math-y part.

Here’s how I calculate how long each session should be:

  • Study sessions: They say for every one hour you spend in class, you should spend two hours studying. I will be taking 18 hours, so I multiplied that by 2 and then divided it by 7 (for every day of the week). I roughly estimate I should be doing about 5 hours of studying a day then. (EW.) These should then be divided into 2-3 hours long each. (And note that doesn’t mean you should be studying 2 hours straight. I recommend either using the Pomodoro technique or studying for 50 minutes, taking a 10-15 minute break, and then repeating.)
  • Fun sessions: This is pretty fixed. You need to about 6 hours every week just to relax and chill. You can divide this up however you want and place these 6 hours anywhere you choose. I like to have 30 minutes every evening to just pamper myself and then the remaining 3 ½ hours I spend with my best friends on Sunday.
  • Responsibility sessions: I don’t have a lot of adulting I have to do right now (thank goodness), so this takes me about 1-3 hours a week to get all my errands run, my space tidied, and my chores done. I usually reserve these tasks for Saturday.

Now that you have roughly the blocks, it’s time to place them into your schedule. There’s really no other trick for this than to work and rework it until it suits you. Be realistic, but don’t overwork yourself. Try to leave one day a week (I choose Sundays) where you have a significantly lighter workload, and use this day to recharge.

Notice that within your studying blocks, you don’t have to decide what subject you will be focusing on. If you don’t feel like working on X right now, you don’t have to – you can work on Y. It’s for this method that a study schedule (which will be discussed next Saturday) is most useful.

Method 2

The first step to Method 2, which is a bit more rigid (and which I personally work better with, since I like structure) is to take a look at your subjects and rank in levels of difficulty: easy, medium, and hard. Factor in whether a subject requires a lot of reading or is a struggle to understand or takes practice (like math). @thaniastudies has a great method for ranking classes here

Hard classes get 2 hours per day of studying.

Medium classes get 1 hour per day of studying.

Easy classes get 30 minutes per day of studying.

Then block in your schedule. This is really up to you LOL, customize it as you want. Because this method says what you should be studying, it’s requires more discipline, but if you ever have those moments when you look at your workload and don’t know where to start, this should help conquer that feeling.

This took so effing long to write. 😂😂 Hope it was helpful thougggghhhh and next week is Study Schedule. Have a lovely week, y’all!

Reblog if you post witchy tips/info/correspondences/etc

Could you guys also send me some of your favorite witchy blogs? I’m looking more for international stuff, because I’m seeing more of the pictures and I wanna see more spells and curses, etc. (I’m not unfollowing anyone)

I just want some more witchy blogs that post kind of more grimorie, BOS things.

So here we go!

Spells
Curses
Draconic magic
Runes
Tarot (I love adding things to my spreads tag)
Sigils
Spoonie craft
Astral travel/progection
Spirit work
Shadowself work
Recipes
Witchy history
Chaos Magick

Please Reblog so others can see! I will follow!

The ‘Hikers are always trying to find a way to follow the occasional foolish mortal home and cause some mayhem in the living world, at least for a little while. The staff are having none of their shenanigans.

A commission for the enchanting @turbotasticghoul​! Thank you for your outstanding patience, as always! I really, really missed getting to work on my art, and now that I’ll be making time for it again, there should be more coming.

Little Prince (pt.5)

Pairing: Roman Godfrey x Reader

Scenario: You’re new to Hemlock Grove, and you catch the attention of Roman Godfrey

WARNING: none:)

Word Count: 1.1k

sorry ahead of time for any spelling/grammar mistakes

Originally posted by mlle02love

A bell clanged and the horses sped off, starting the race. The two animals were neck and neck, both straining to pass the other. A hand slipped and one of the horses gained the advantage, riding it out until it reached the finish line victorious.

“Yes!” you shouted as you jumped up and threw your hands into the air.

Roman dropped his water gun and pouted like a little kid. “These games are rigged, y’know.”

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Infatuation — Peter Parker

idea: peter is completely infatuated with the new, artsy student 
words: 1k
warning: n/a
note: feel free to request bc im quickly going to run out of ideas :-)
     — (part two) (part three)

He remembered the first time he saw you. You had been wearing a pair of blue overalls and beat-up sneakers, various colors of paint splattered along the straps and pockets. The striped t-shirt you wore underneath was a stark difference, as there wasn’t a speck of color on it.

Ned had nudged him, still prattling on about the new Star Wars movie that was coming out next month. Peter had barely noticed, focusing every bit of his attention on the way your teeth worried at your bottom lip as Principal Morita jabbered on about the school. He turned as the pair walked past them, the smell of strawberry and vanilla chasing after them.

His infatuation had only grown as time went on.

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I think peeps here are a little anxious and stressed out, even myself, after reading some theories and stuff, got a little worked up. So to wind down a little I propose some light reading.
Reblog or comment this with your top five feel good WayHaught fics. Here are mine (in no specific order):

 -Pull Me Out Of The Dark by Half - Professors AU, where Nicole is a haught mess and Waverly don’t want to fall for her. Warning: This story is heavy on the cuteness.


-Open Range Hearts by thewaywedo33 - I think this is my favorite Wayhaught fanfic, it was one of the first I’ve read of this ship. Nicole Haught is a cowgirl working for the Earp sisters, need I say more?


-One-Eighty by sensitive_pigeon - This fic is too funny, really. It only has 3 chapters I think, but is so worth reading, I LMAO for almost the entirety of the fic.Astronauts AU.


 -Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by EkhwandersFake dating AU. Really lots of cuteness, fluffiness and sexiness. You can never go wrong with fake dating fics and this one is not a exception.


 -It’s Not Hell (It’s Purgatory) By FloingMachines - Highschool AU. The coming out part is not annoying, which I’m very grateful for, they are very cute together, Wynonna is very supportive and Champ gets his ass kicked.



Yes I do love me some AU XD

On the Sander’s Sides

I love these videos.

How much people connect with them, how much Thomas, Joan, and Talyn set out to teach us, how much they can make people smile.

I just wanted to thank Thomas for them. They are a terrifying vulnerability. When I watch the Sander’s Sides videos (especially the most recent one: Nostalgia ½), my heart goes out to him, and I pray he is feeling as great as he could possibly be feeling at the moment.

Just, like. The Sides have become their own characters in our minds, but they represent feelings their creator has chosen to share with us. They are the “back-to-back dilemmas.” He has the pain Patton feels, the frustration Logan experiences, the desperation Roman suffers, and the panic Virgil has trouble controlling.

So. I just wanted to step back for a moment from the fandom aspect of the characters, and say thank you to their creators for sharing them with us and letting us learn from your research and experiences.

Thank you so much. @thatsthat24 I hope you are all having an excellent day and a better rest of your week.

Employee of the Month: Part 1/11

Pairing: Reader x Ong Seongwoo

Group: Wanna One

Type: Fluff I think?

Words: TOO DAMN MANY (like almost 3.8k, jfc) 

Warnings: LOTS OF BAD WORDS

A Brief Synopsis: 

The tale of Ong’s really shitty job and how it provides a platform for you to exist in his life romantically. Kind of.

A/N: This is 1 of 11 parts in my Wanna One job oneshot series. I swear it is infinitely more interesting than it sounds. Just read this, please. I swear it isn’t boring af. Also I should be posting 1 or 2 of these each week until I finish all 11. Mentally prepare for the babies of the group to have shorter ones, because they are smol[and illegal 👮🏻🚫] . I have like 5 in the works already and am almost done with Guanlin’s, so I’ll probs post that one tomorrow. That is all.

Name: Ong Seongwoo

Age: 21

Occupation: Chuck E. Cheese Employee

  • Now lets preface this by clarifying that this boy never actually filled out a job application or had any desire to work here 
  • He literally just took Dan and Jisung once as a joke for Dan’s birthday 
  • After being there for 5 minutes he became so bored that he stole the mouse head from Chuck while the mouse was in the bathroom 
  • Ran around for 30 minutes with it on until all the children in the building were crying 
  • The manager reprimanded him and took the head back, because she was hostile af 
  • Upon seeing Ong’s face she almost cried 
  • *insert I saw a man so beautiful I started crying meme, you know the one, from like 3 or 4 years ago* 
  • Immediately she asked him to work for the company because he “seemed to really understand children and would make a valuable asset" 
  • He only said yes for free tokens 

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Libraries are Magic!

Around age 10/11 I was diagnosed with ADHD. As long as I took my meds, I could focus in school and could continue my reading habits. But I was only on meds for a few years. I’m not really sure why the meds stopped, maybe my new GP didn’t agree with pumping a young child full of stimulants? I honestly have NO recollection of why my treatment stopped. But it did. So around age 14, I stopped reading regularly.

I would read the mandatory novels for school (maybe, mostly I used Spark Notes) and I would read one or two novels a YEAR for recreation. This continued into adulthood. The problem was, with untreated ADHD I had such a hard time following a book that I would just give up reading anything longer than a short story. It was SO frustrating as someone who had always loved reading.

The only way I could read a novel would be if I set aside the time to read it front to back in one sitting. Otherwise, if I read a chapter here and a chapter there, I would totally forget what was happening. This lead to re-reading the previous chapters over and over, which is not only time consuming but so infuriating. Reading became hyperfocus/all at once or zero focus/none at all.

Because of this, if I feel the urge to read I just re-read the same few books over and over time and again because I’m familiar enough with them that I can follow them if I read them over a longer period of time. (It’s like putting on your favorite movie in the background that you don’t actually have to pay attention to in order to enjoy)

Okay, enough of the tragic backstory. Let’s get to the plot…

Libraries are Magic.

A few days ago I needed to print some stuff and my flat mate’s printer stopped working. Rather than trekking into town to go to the office supply store (where I usually do my printing), I decided to wonder down the street to the library…

Before this week, I could count the number of times I’ve been in a public library in the past twenty years on one hand. I haven’t had a library card since I was 9 years old. This was back when you had to look through the card catalog to find a book, it was a LONG time ago. 

Because of my reading difficulties, I’ve had no use for public libraries. They give me anxiety. I haven’t actually finished a book in over FIVE years. I’ve started a few, but I never finish them. This is not something I am proud of. I feel shame for not being able to read and enjoy novels like I used to when I was a kid. I was always ahead in reading comprehension compared to other kids my age but I feel like now, I still have the reading comprehension of a 12 year old.

Now, Christchurch has a lot of libraries. The Christchurch City Library network consists of 22 libraries for a city with a population of 375,000.  I mean, maybe other cities have this many? But I wouldn’t really know since I’ve never paid attention to them. That just seems like A LOT of libraries in one city!? And the thing is, they are AMAZING libraries. 

I had previously been in about three of them around the city and they are all very modern looking. I remember thinking they seemed pretty nice but I was usually just there to use the computer for 5 minutes, so I never actually explored. 

Last week I read [this post] about libraries and I realized how long it had been since I had REALLY explored a library. Libraries I remembered didn’t have any of these modern wonders people were writing about. I was pretty inspired by that post and so I decided to overcome my anxiety this week and get back into the library. Instead of just running in and out of the library to print what I needed, I decided to get a library card. 

When I walked in, I timidly asked a woman at the help desk for assistance. I told her I wanted to get a library card and she took me over to another desk. Because of my anxiety regarding libraries, I had done extensive research on what I needed to get a library card – so I was already prepared with my ID and proof of address.

She had me fill out the membership form and she opened a drawer and asked me what colour I wanted. You get to pick a colour of library card! (I obviously got pink, seeing as it is the best colour) She registered my card in the system and wrote my name on it and handed it to me. 

I guess she registered that I looked like a lost puppy because she asked if I knew about all the things my brand new card entitled me to. I admitted I hadn’t had a library card in nearly twenty years and she looked as if that was her absolute favorite thing to hear.

She pulled up the CCL website and walked me through EVERY part. I mean EVERY part. She showed me how to search the entire city catalog online, how to places holds (if you want a book from a different branch they will transport it to your favorite branch and keep it on hold for you for only $3!! OR if you have disabilities which limit your access to the library it’s FREE!!), how to create reading lists, how to see what I have checked out and when they’re due back, if I have late fees, basically everything you need when you want books or media. 

THEN she showed me the eLibrary!! With my library card, I have access to over 47,000 ebooks and audio books to download FOR FREE. Including everything from major literary works to cookbooks to scholarly articles to resources on how to learn new hobbies. Basically anything you want is available to you digitally now. Click of a button. 

There are also all sorts of community events and classes you can go to that are all sponsored through the library. 

At this point, I am blown away. I am actually crying at the idea of all of this knowledge and all of these resources being readily available to me FOR FREE

This woman looks at me, sees I’m crying and just smiles the most genuine and loving smile any stranger has ever given me. (I suspect most adults don’t usually have this reaction to getting a library card. But I’m not most adults.) I imagine it must have been pretty satisfying to her to get a REAL reaction to how MAGICAL the library is. Look Claudine (I asked her name), I am 100% here for you taking me on this incredible journey from my faded memories of cranky old librarians and dusty books and jettisoning me into the 21st century. THANK. YOU.

Once she releases me to browse on my own, it is like I have landed in some uncharted territory that is full of spectacular things to experience. 

Our library is complete with self service checkout and return stations, computer areas, flat screen tvs, cozy reading areas, huge media libraries, free wi-fi, some apparently have cafes, others have Xbox360 or PS4 to play, and of course…thousands upon thousands of books. 

I eagerly approached the catalog computer and type in the title of a book our midwife recommended. Bam. Not only does it show me all copies available within the 22 libraries, it shows availability, holds, wait lists etc. I click on the title and navigate to the page that shows it’s available at that branch and where to find it. It was as if I just became my own librarian! 

I’ve always been a fan of numbers so the dewy decimal system is a fave of mine. I have absolutely NO trouble finding the book on the shelf. I traced my fingers over the library sticker and thumb threw the pages and clutched it close to my chest. It was my first library book in twenty years and I was emotional.

I wandered around every section, mind racing with what I should read. I sort of ended up psyching myself out about the fact just because I had access to the library didn’t actually cure my ADHD and reading issues. So I decided to just go print what I had originally come in for and check out the pregnancy book. 

During my two hour visit, I had to ask for help about five times. But after my experience with Claudine, I didn’t feel ashamed to have to ask questions that were probably common sense. The workers helped me every time and never made me feel judged, even when I asked where the kids chapter books were. Or how do I log in to the computer now that I have a card. Or how do I check stuff out.

When I scanned my card at the checkout computer, it felt like that beep was the indication of a whole new exciting part of my adult life. I cannot even describe how happy I was to check out a book. 

I now have the CCL app on my phone, a list of books to check out and a plan to go back this weekend. I even applied to be a book shelver at one of the nearby branches AND I started reading a new novel today!!

I am really obsessed with the idea that these great big, amazingly accessible, places of adventure exist and it’s FREE. I feel like I’m a kid all over again.I cannot wait to see where this rekindled passion leads me.

TL;DR:

LIBRARIES ARE MAGICAL! AND FREE! AND EVEN IF YOU HAVE DISABILITIES PEOPLE ARE (PROBABLY) GOING TO BE NICE TO YOU AND HELP YOU FIND WHATEVER YOU NEED!

So go to your local library, check it out. PLEASE! I bet it will blow your mind. 

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For the anon who was asking for some of my bullet journal pages! These are a few of my favorite ones.

As you can see, I basically slap down washi tape wherever possible, hehe. I use my bullet journal as a daily task list/actual journal, so it’s more expansive and touchy-feely than your standard bullet journal, but I love using it as a creative emotional outlet as well as a source of organization. I don’t do monthly calendars/task lists - I work best in weekly formats, and I have another planner for that.

Hope these provide some inspiration!

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hi!! i’m opening animation commissions for the time being, since im in a pickle!

i’ll do walk loops of any kind of your OC or your favorite character(!!) for about $25, depending on complexity the price can differ, but i’d like to offer as fair of a price as i can. the prices i’ve set are based on my hourly wage and work speed (meaning you can count on me to get it done fast!)!

the other example i’ve put up is fake anime stuff that include some sort of background, compositing etc anything you’d like, for around $50! (again, depending on complexity the prices can differ, i think i’d charge like $40 for the bottom right sample gif.) i love doing fake anime openings and dialogue stuff so shoot me a message if you want your own! :DD

for other examples of animation check out my tag here! don’t be shy to contact me to discuss anything! nsfw is ok too. you can email me at katarina.skott@gmail.com or reach me on twitter. see you around!

anonymous asked:

Is there any way you could give us some more villain x villain prompts? (Also, you're honestly my favorite prompt blog on this website. You write stuff that I've never even thought about and your dialogue is so nice and realistic! ☺️ Keep up the good work and have a lovely day!)

1) “I’m trying to work.” The mastermind stared down at the masses of plans spread out in front of them, forehead pinched with stress.
“Work, work, work. Who knew taking over the world took so much work.” The henchman slid their fingers into the villain’s hair, watching with satisfaction as they immediately began to melt before catching themselves stiffly.
The mastermind jerked their head away. “Don’t you have information to be getting for me?”
“Already got it, babe.”
“Don’t call me babe.”
“Don’t ignore me then, babe. Neglect is bad in a healthy relationship.”


2) “Careful, you’re starting to make me think you care.“

“Well, we can’t have that. Take them to the dungeons.”
The villain startled at the order, spine straightening. “What?” It had been a joke, and yet suddenly the look on their lover’s face was unrecognizable. Shuttered. “Hey-” they knocked away the lackey who tried to take hold of their arm. They wouldn’t get that touchy, unless…


3) “Don’t go getting attached,” they warned softly. “Not even to me. Especially not to me.”
“Because I’m such a wholesome, safe person to be around.”
“More proof it would only end badly. I wouldn’t be able to resist seeing how far I could push you and still have you come back.”
“Oh my, grandma,” the villain closed their eyes dismissively. “What big teeth you have, I’m terrified.”

anonymous asked:

McKenzie, as a content creator (making fan videos and stuff), what kind of goals do you like to make for yourself? What are your biggest fears? Just asking these questions out of curiosity. Keep being amazing! *thumbs up*

That’s an interesting question!! It’s strange right now because like I had these lofty goals back before this summer of getting to one day work in animation in some capacity, and like, i didn’t expect it to actually? Work out?? Especially not with my favorite show! So i kind of had to step back and re-evaluate you know?

I make the same concrete sort of goals about getting more subscribers and views or whatever, but I think my main thing is to always one-up the video I made last time, or try to do something nobody’s done before. Doesn’t always work, but I try!! And I think another goal is to do more stuff like The Smothering where it’s helping to build something new (even though it’s based on SU, it still is like, new content. You know?). It was definitely a great learning experience for me.

The kind of things I worry about (see also: everything) are just typical stuff I guess. Imposter-syndrome style stuff, like “when is everyone gonna realize im just a nerd in a trenchcoat pretending I know what I’m doing” even when I’m not given a reason to think like that, or that I’ll burn out, or lose my relevance, or run out of ideas. I’m getting better at not doubting myself as much, but dang!! It’s tough, yknow??

Another goal I have for myself is to make more original stuff and making time to pursue voice acting more seriously, because it’s something I really enjoy. Anyways I just spilled like my whole life story, but thanks anon, that was a really nice and thought provoking question!!