Magic and Nonsense

Magic Leads to All Sorts of Nonsensical Things

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januariat:

jebbyfish:

So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!

i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!

How to Write Better OCs:

Character Development:

Diversity

Mary Sue/Gary Stu

Villains

Relationships

ARCHETYPES

NAMES

APPEARANCE

DETAILS

again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

rfr

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nikaalexandra:

the worst thing about writing is that you aren’t just a writer. you have to be a thousand things. a poet, a flirt, a weapons expert, a bleeding heart, a scholar, a legendary cook, a theorist, an engineer, a reckless teenage girl, a dying god. you have to be able to write monologues and speeches and heartfelt confessions, and you have to make them believable. writing is putting yourself into someone else’s shoes.

writing is really hard (◕︿◕✿)

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Sapphy Thoughts: Burnout

There have been a couple times that I’ve done this. Worked so much on stuff that I just, burnt out.
I had no desire, nor energy, to work for awhile. This is particularly dangerous for artists because well.. Let’s face it- we have to keep working pretty much 24/7 already. You can’t really afford this.

You’ll learn your own limits as you grow, and thus how to push them to be able to work Harder, Longer, you know.. ((Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger- Yeah))

But Burnout is what I’ve noticed is sort of the root cause of ‘Artist’s Block’/’Writer’s Block’ It’s something that happens when you just.. can’t. You may even WANT to. But you just, can’t. Someone who has never experienced this sensation will find this very hard to comprehend and it’ll be INFURIATING for you as the person experiencing it.

Tip one: Don’t bring up you have artist’s block around people. Some people don’t think it’s a thing.

For future reference: I believe that Block is brought on by stressors, such as Burnout, Overload, outside forces like worrying about grades/paying the rent/ etc.etc.
It’s not a thing that just happens.

So tips to avoid burnout and thus, Artist’s Block!
Consider your work like a Marathon as opposed to a sprint (Except when it is a Sprint, then it’s a sprint.)
Pace yourself.

This seems intuitive but when you get a million ideas for things you want to do, you want to do them all RIGHT NOW. And you want them to all be AMAZING. So you POUR yourself into all of them annd… Burnout. Because you, as a human being, just can’t.

How to pace?
Prioritize.
Which projects NEED to get done?
Which ones do you WANT to get done first?
Which ones can wait a couple weeks/Months or..as much as it’ll hurt- YEARS?

Update this list regularly.

I am not saying I am some sorta Guru who has FOUND THE SOLUTION OOOooooOOOO

I’m just saying that these will HELP. (Helping does not always solve the problem, might just make it less)
But I do know that I, personally, AT THIS MOMENT. Am actually sort of suffering from burnout.

really don’t want to be doing my projects for school.
Unfortunately I got burnt-out from a class, there wasn’t any real avoiding it. (The Aforementioned Color-Design with the crazy professor)
However I am recovering.
Because I’m not continuing to load myself like that.

That’d be stupid.

So
Tip 3!
Recovering from it.

Dink around and look for inspirations, sometimes that may just unlock something you want to do so bad you’ll push through it.

Rest. For the love of god REST. Don’t continue to try and pump out projects.
This is different than keeping your skills sharp. Do continue to do that, don’t just sit there like a bump on a log but say you were doing 20 things a week, lower that number until it was manageable.

Essentially, don’t try and force it.

….unless you have a project for school due the next day. Then by all means- panic and just push through. But if there is no rush? Don’t worry about it. Just look for inspiration, and eventually the universe will right itself.

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Fall Out Boy
Dance, Dance (String Quartet)

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sockiepie:

restlessmannequin:

theeyeofthetigger:

iamsamhearmemoose:

formaldejekyll:

mrplisk:

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CAN I HAVE THIS WHAT IS THIS I WANT THIS THIS IS BEAUTIFUL KAJGFDJLKSDHFJLKDJFLKHDSFLK 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 

IT’S ON MY DASH AGAIN YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Cool.

I PARTIALLY RECOGNIZE IT WHAT IS IIIT AAAAHDSGJKSD

Orchestrated covers of songs are the coolest thing okay?

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belowtherust:

For those who have never heard J.R.R. Tolkien sing, voilà!

“That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!” sung by the legend himself.

For most of my childhood, Tolkien was the number one person from history I wanted to bring back from the dead and have a conversation with. So really, really -

Where has this been all my life?

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Holy fuck. 

That’s it. That’s all I can say to this. 

he’s so cute!

O_O
Cooool

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