rub-a-dumb:

thinking about shisui and itachi’s makeup tutorial youtube channel.

if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands

(Source: anachronica)

mindpalce:

mindpalce:

huntereve18:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

mildly-intoxicated:

my favourite picture on tumblr ever

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF 22 AND I SAID “TOOTY TWO” OUT LOUD AT 4AM OH GOD

Threety three

Fourty four

I have realized my mistake

Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down.
How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
Rumi 

(Source: colourthysoul)

A Writer’s Responsibility

theroadpavedwithwords:

Being a writer is awesome. You get to make up worlds, fill them with characters you love, and then kill them off one by one (because making your readers hurt is a special kind of drug). However, there is a lot of personal responsibility that comes with writing as well, and that’s something that a lot of writers don’t seem to realize. There are a lot of things I won’t discuss here that could fall under writer responsibility that people are sure to think should be included – the writer’s responsibility to their characters, to their readers, to agents or deadlines, his responsibility to inspire or change the reader’s life – those things are things that I believe differ from person to person and from writer to writer depending on your situation and beliefs. Instead, I’ll stick with things closely tied to the actual writing process. Onwards, brave companions!

1. Do your own work/writing/research. 

Writing is WORK. It is not easy. That being said, you can’t hand off that work to someone else. It’s wonderful to bounce ideas off of someone, but you can’t take credit for their ideas. You also can’t take bits of other people’s writing and call it your own. Plagiarism is gross, guys. Furthermore, writing itself is not the only work that a writer is a responsible for. I’ve written before on how freakin’ important research is, but there’s no doubt that research can be the suckiest part of writing. I know that. Really. I just climbed through a million articles on Shambhala. Research can be horribly boring. However, you still need to do it. You need to do it for the sake of your story, because facts are awesome. Furthermore, you need to do it yourself. Only you know exactly what you need, and only you can decide what is worth including or not worth including. If you can’t do your own research or writing, that also implies that you are lazy or that your story is not worth it, and those are not traits I see in any of the successful writers I personally know. You are responsible for that. It’s a brutal truth, but a truth nonetheless.

2. You are responsible for your successes, but you are also responsible for your failures. 

This is a big thing for me. I see a lot of writers that are super thrilled about when their writing goes well for them. It’s an awesome feeling. But I also see writers that love to play the blame game when things go wrong. “I didn’t sleep well last night.” “I just didn’t feel like writing.” “I didn’t want to do my fact-checking.” “My neighbours were being too noisy”. There are a lot of reasons why you might not be able to write, but I will bet that ninety percent of them are based around you. Blaming others does not one any good. If you can accept your successes, you need to be able to accept your failures as well. 

3. When you do have a failure, learn from it. 

I have what feels like a million writing failures. Really. I have made character mistakes, research mistakes, plotline and development mistakes. I cannot tell you many times I can look back on a certain piece of writing or something I did writing-related, wince, and hope to god that it stays buried in the shallow, cliff-side grave I covertly left it in during a moonlight gardening spree. Failures suck, but good does come from them. You can learn from your failures. Ignoring one of your weaknesses does not make the weakness go away. You owe it to yourself and your awesome writing ability to focus on your weaknesses like an angry shark until those weaknesses have been obliterated and devoured and you are cruising through an ocean of win.

4. Do everything to the best of your ability.

Because laziness sucks, and I KNOW you are better than that. You KNOW when something is not the best of your ability. Do you really want to let it out knowing that you half-assed it? That might work for school essays (guilty as charged over here), but it should never be acceptable for something that you are hoping to make into a career. 

5. ACTUALLY WRITE. 

This one is a no-brainer people. Seriously, just go do it. That’s the one thing a writer is pretty much totally responsible for. 

You can totally do this, guys. So go to it.

If you don’t agree with me on this, that’s cool. If you do, that’s also cool. I am by no means an expert and this is just my personal opinion. I also think that Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus are legitimate examples of excellent cinema, so there you go. 

uglysoulsbeautifulbodies:

DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.

(Source: officialbabydoll)

Your spine and your ribs were the skeleton of a ship of built for
wandering. I will never figure out how they get ships in bottles

and I will never figure out how a mother can give birth to an idea so
complex. I know that you hear an incessant buzzing in your chest that

whispers, “You’ll never be a success” every time your heart beats.
But love, I am writing this because you are not a shipwreck

or a broken bottle. You are your own masterpiece. You are a ship
that can navigate itself past icebergs and shallower depths.

And if you can’t remember anything else, remember this:
as long as you keep your head above water,

you are a success.

1:37 p.m. (I would turn the world into liquid just to watch you navigate it)

(Source: expresswithsilence)

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas MannEssays of Three Decades (via feellng)

soryuha:

I know how you feel.