Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I’ll choke you with the same hand I fed you with.
Anonymous (via levi-has-the-booty)
Go away kid I’m trying to be fabulous. [video]
I am literally a living cat toy.
reasons why halloween is the best holiday:
- you are not obliged to visit your relatives
- you are not obliged to get gifts for anyone
- people will give you candy for absolutely no reason other than halloween
- its the only day when its socially acceptable to go out in public dressed like a penguin
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was.
Oh I just gotta snuggle my baby bear!
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
i’m sorry that’s just the best sentence i’ve ever read
Canon Jesus is so much cooler than American Jesus.
Pure torture to watch!! Maddening..
for me, as a renner-hand-addict a very normal reaction is either *thud* AND/OR *licks screen*
*excuse me while I go off on a tangent here* He looks to have fairly big hands no? And we all know that he’s a house flipper, so I’m guessing he’s good with his hands (minds out of the gutter). At a throw away guess I would say he looks the heavy handed type, but in these gifs here (the third one in particular), he looks very careful and gentle. And if I didn’t want his hands on me before, when I thought they’d be rough and straight to the action, I definitely do now.
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
THIS! I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it.
There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down. Don’t do their work for them. Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things.
This is exactly the reason why I won’t go swimming in water I can’t see the bottom of.
There is a story behind these mugs
I think everyone who has painted can tell that story.
I need these. For reasons.
Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
I’ve never understood the stereotype that women are more likely to faint at blood
I mean seriously
what do you think we do every month
THEY WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WEREWOLF THING
AWH COME ON GUYS THAT WAS A SECRET FOR A REASON
I guess we have to come clean about the cult sacrafices too huh
Well now we do
Anonymous said: Let's send it again then haha. I'm writing a story about someone who is training to become an Olympian. This is the main plot, but there are a few subplots as well. I want to give my readers the thought that my character trains a lot and is very dedicated, but I'm not sure how to describe repetitive work? If you spend 6 to 7 hours a day doing the same thing, how would you write about practice sessions without being like "He swam laps. He swam some more laps. He swam even more laps."
Hi anon! You’re my first ask :)
Because your character is going to be training every day, it is unlikely that you’ll be writing each and every practice session. So write the ones that matter. Pull out important content that will help move your plot forward. Here are some ideas:
-Focus on your swimmer’s best time: If they beat it, that’s huge! If they’re consistently coming nowhere close, or they’ve stagnated and can’t improve, that is also huge. It will impact your character’s mental state as he’s swimming, which is important to show.
-Most Olympians have been training their whole lives with a coach and a team, but if you’re going in a different direction, consider including the character’s support system in the practice sessions you intend to highlight. Someone needs to hold the stopwatch, after all! With additional characters in a scene, there’s opportunities for encouragement, disagreement, competition, and camaraderie.
-If your character swims several laps in a row, think about physical reactions you can describe. The fatigue in the muscles, the breathlessness, the pounding in his heart, ect. These feelings can become rhythmic and can propel your swimmer forward.
But above all, read about Olympic swimmers to get some inspiration. Google the psychology and mental strategies of swimmers to get ideas on what your character can think about while swimming.