Things I wish I knew when I started tumbling

gallifreyansquid:

karatam:

colsandbradders:

i am so slow

you can look at the posts on a certain day?

jfc

url.tumblr.com/day/2012/12/25 <- what you posted last christmas

omfg chRIST WHY DIDN’T I KNOW THIS BEFORE????

makes my fckn life EASIER

#WHY ISN’T THIS SHIT IN THE HELP SECTION

BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF USE IS EVER IN THE HELP SECTION

I MUST SPREAD THE WORD TO MY FOLLOWERS

oweeeeendennis:

Listen to the sound of wikipedia

This is a way to listen to changes to wikipedia. You are literally listening to knowledge being added to the world.

Pluck sounds are an addition, strings are subtractions, and the pitch says how how big the edit is. My heart shudders at this I love it so much.

pinklikeme:

roachpatrol:

cornflakepizza:

{ this is a skill i’ve been using a lot lately, thought i’d share :) }

     {  Distress Tolerance Skill: Coloring Mandalas

PRE-PREP

     1}   go to www.printmandala.com and print a couple of mandalas that you like. (you can also find some on google images.)
     2}   buy set of colored pencils or markers if you don’t have them. more colors = better
     3}   buy a clipboard if you wanna lie in bed and color.
     4}   set these aside and ready to go so they are easily accessible when you are distressed

HOW TO USE DURING DISTRESS

     1}   choose a mandala from your pre-printed stash
     2}   set a timer (phone is good) for 30 minutes
     3}   color it with ur markers or pencils. i prefer pencils.
     4}   optional: play an audiobook or music while coloring. make sure it’s not sad music.
     5}   when timer goes off, stop coloring. ask yourself, what level is my distress right now? if still high, set timer for another 30 minutes and keep coloring. if tolerable, stop coloring and do thing you want to do.
     6}   repeat as needed until distress is tolerable

WHY IT WORKS

     coloring patterns is distracting enough to pull your attention away from negative thoughts/emotions, but mandalas are also repetitive so you can kind of “zone out” while coloring. it feels good being able to create something and you feel a sense of competency or confidence. there’s no competitive aspect to it so you can just do the activity without having to worry about doing it perfect or right or better than anyone else. it can remind you of a simpler time when all that was expected of you was coloring. :) it is easy and almost everyone can do it.

TIPS

    — stick to the timer. even though you want to keep coloring when it goes off, stop once you finish the segment you’re on and put the pencil down. tell yourself you can come back and finish it after you do the thing you’re putting off.

    — you can do this activity without using a timer, especially if you don’t have anything planned for the rest of the day and aren’t using this to distract from a task :)) 

    — practice coloring during times when you’re not distressed, so that when you need to use this skill it will be easier and more “automatic”. i can’t stress this enough. even though coloring is really simple, it’s much better for the activity to feel familiar so that you can easily use it during distress. so if you can practice it during normal times it’ll help u. think of it as homework if you have to — you are building up a memory muscle.

    — if you feel guilty because you’re “wasting time” doing a “childish activity”, remind urself that ur doing this for your mental health, that this is an established skill recommended by top psychotherapists, and that calming down your distress so you can actually *do* the stuff you’re worried about (rather than procrastinating all day about the thing and not actually doing it) is the opposite of wasting time. remember that practicing this skill even when you’re not distressed is HOMEWORK, not optional time wasting thing. also, taking care of ur mental health is not a frivolous activity. it’s very important and crucial to a happy successful life.

I’d like to add that coloring inside the lines neatly and skillfully is something that impresses the fuck out of most artists. Yes, even professional working artists. I have seen artists genuinely lose their shit with admiration when someone could color inside all the lines (sometimes that artist is me). SO if you’re coloring and thinking ‘this is dumb i’m not an artist i bet an artist would laugh at me’ be assured most artists would actually be hooting enviously at you and then asking to borrow your crayons.

This is so cool.

powerbieb:

BeautyAcne Chart (x) Applying Liquid Eyeliner (x)6 Makeup Secrets (x)Spoon Eyeliner Tip (x)
MediaAcapella Band (x)All Music You’ve Ever Reblogged (x)Any Artist’s Top 10 Tracks (x)Download Full Albums (x) (x)Free Guitar Tabs (x)Identify That Song In Your Head (x)Music From TV And Films (x)What To Listen To Next (x)
Need Help?Comfort (x)Coping With Anxiety (x)Coping With Panic Attacks (x)Free Hugs (x)Helping Someone Suicidal (x)Hotlines (x) (x) (x) (x)Increase Body Confidence (x) Increase Self-Love (x)
SchoolFree Textbooks (x) (x)No Homework? (x)
TumblrBasic Backgrounds (x) (x)Create Quote Edits (x)Pixel Bubble Generator (x)Postlimit Checker (x)Reaction Gifs (x)Tag Replacer (x)Ultimate Masterpost Blog (x)
BonusBetter Sleep (x)Easy Time Zones (x)Eliminate Cramps (x)Fake Breaking Bad Candy Meth (x)Fake Tweets (x)Listen To Rain (x)Prevent Hangovers (x)

powerbieb:

Beauty
Acne Chart (x)
Applying Liquid Eyeliner (x)
6 Makeup Secrets (x)
Spoon Eyeliner Tip (x)

Media
Acapella Band (x)
All Music You’ve Ever Reblogged (x)
Any Artist’s Top 10 Tracks (x)
Download Full Albums (x) (x)
Free Guitar Tabs (x)
Identify That Song In Your Head (x)
Music From TV And Films (x)
What To Listen To Next (x)

Need Help?
Comfort (x)
Coping With Anxiety (x)
Coping With Panic Attacks (x)
Free Hugs (x)
Helping Someone Suicidal (x)
Hotlines (x) (x) (x) (x)
Increase Body Confidence (x)
Increase Self-Love (x)

School
Free Textbooks (x) (x)
No Homework? (x)

Tumblr
Basic Backgrounds (x) (x)
Create Quote Edits (x)
Pixel Bubble Generator (x)
Postlimit Checker (x)

Reaction Gifs (x)

Tag Replacer (x)
Ultimate Masterpost Blog (x)

Bonus
Better Sleep (x)
Easy Time Zones (x)
Eliminate Cramps (x)
Fake Breaking Bad Candy Meth (x)
Fake Tweets (x)
Listen To Rain (x)
Prevent Hangovers (x)

tagged: +image 
literallyrad:

hey!! lately i’ve been seeing tons of resource masterposts and i decided that i’d be easier if all of these masterposts were combined into one mega masterpost!! i couldn’t possibly link them all but i also added tons of my own links, this took absolutely forever so please, enjoy! :~)
writing/reading
A HUGE WRITING MASTERPOST
200 words that describe light
how to keep a journal
read some slam poetry
huge writing masterpost 
how to reveal character
help with writer’s block
find the word that’s on the tip of your tongue
find out which author you write like
write interactive books  (kind of like choose your own adventure)
good brainstorming/ organizing tool
zen writing tool
word on the tip of your tongue?
use big and interesting words
Inspiration 1
Instead of ‘whispered’
Music for writing fight scenes
Writing fantasy
Emotions vocab sheet
How to reveal character
Writers block resource
Writing a death scene
Music to help you write
Writing prompt generators
Got writers block?
How to torture a character
Degrees of emotion
ULTIMATE writing ref
Character names
Body language
25 days of fic
how to write a good essay
Writing people of colour
nanowrimo start kit
All Authors need to Know
Alternatives to ‘said’
more writing tips
read books online for free
read/post fanfiction
read/post stories
Want to know who you write like?
10 sites to download free audio books
character flaws
200 words to describe light
Obscure color words
Body Language Cheat Sheet
Awesome colors to describe eyes
download free books
download free kindle books
school
how to survive college 
Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
solve any math problem
how to effectively pull an all-nighter
teaches everything
An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms)
bibliography maker
Didn’t listen in class?
look for your worksheets on here
finals survival guide
free microsoft word alternative
homework help
learn geography
make flash cards
math problem solver (2)
Masterpost of writing software
online ruler
pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
Stress Analyst
when to go to sleep/wake up
how to wake up in the morning
learn how to study
Masterlist of study tips
How to cite
Take online college courses
How to multiply big numbers
focus
sleep calculator (wake up feeling refreshed!)
chrome site blocker (use these to block websites so you can finally get work done!!)
firefox site blocker
mac site blocker
have some self control (for macs also)
focus playlist (i use this to study all the time!)
how to find focus
noise generator to help you relax
chill playlist
concentration playlist
study playlist
coffee shop blues
relaxation 
masterpost of sounds of nature
get a cute kitten after doing your work!!
beauty (credit for most of these!)
how to improve your self-esteem (because you’re beautiful!)
flaws to embrace
Newspaper nail tutorial
fun makeup masterpost
filling in eyebrows
twin buns
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
how to make any color of lipstick… from crayons
natural beauty remedies
the trick to liquid eyeliner
messy bun tutorial
skirt types
Black/gold ref 1
Cosplay eye makeup
Rotting skin halloween makeup
cool makeup tips
stylish eye makeup 
fashion guide/vocabulary
makeup hacks
gradient lip makeup
different ways to braid your hair
messy buns tutorial
how to make your own temporary tattoo
apply eyeliner, mascara, and curl lashes with a spoon
5 of the best foundations 
acne foundation routine
best powder foundations
quick foundation tip
how to apply liquid foundation
makeup highlights tutorial
blush for your skin tone
how to apply bronzer
how to contour your face
apply blush like a pro
blush according to your face shape
fake freckles with make-up
wash your face correctly
how to wash your face 101
ombre eyeliner
d.i.y. gel liner
get the perfect winged liner
get winged liner using tape
awesome eyeliner tricks
9 different eyeliner looks
different eyeliner styles
guide to applying eyeshadow
suit your eyeshadow to your eyes
glittery smoky eye
get the perfect smoky eye
get beautiful lashes
how to apply fake lashes
best eyebrows for your face shape
get the perfect eyebrows 
eyebrow solutions
make-up tricks for brown eyes
get rid of dark circles
how to change your eye shape
a shade for every occasion
kool-aid lip stain
best lipsticks for blondes
hot red lips
how to get gradient lips
lipstick shades for fall
how to make any lipstick look matte
get soft kissable lips
make-up brush tutorial 
brush tricks
clean your makeup brushes
make-up brush guide
long lasting makeup tricks
victoria’s secret model tips
saving face
beginner’s guide
when will it expire?
10 makeup tips from mac
best tips from professionals
18 beauty essentials
basics you should own
tumblr
tons of resources for textures/psds/and backrounds
tons of theme makers
theme hunter
learn how to make tumblr themes
pixels galore
more pixels
good pixel blog
kawaii emoji’s
textures galore
psds galore
tumblr picture sizes
mass tag replacer
huge theme-related download pack
post a bunch of things from a blog’s archive 
really good redux edits
backgrounds
code for ask box 
see problems with your blog/website
see your old themes (also switch back to a theme!)
Check your post limit
Photoshop tutorials
Find any reaction GIF
Photo Editing
punk edit tutorial
remove backgrounds without photoshop
topaz-like action
Photo editing downloads for free
glitch tutorial
double exposure effect
photoshop brushes masterpost
this blog has a lot of ps resources
so does this one
how to download photoshop for mac for free
how to download photoshop for pc for free
in depth tutorial on how to make a gif
pretty much any photoshop tutorial you will ever need
photoshop help (2) (3) (4)
resources for photoshop
Music
convert youtube to mp3
find mp3 files for any song
Music to help you write
avatar soundtrack
broadway musical soundtracks (amazing)
nirvana’s albums
panic! at the disco 
ed sheeran
amy winehouse
paramore
blink-182
all time low
unreleased katy perry
punk goes …
fall out boy (not the newest album)
sleeping with sirens
imagine dragons
darren criss
green day
ke$ha
Art
how to draw ears
how to make an animated film
learn how to draw anything
turn your paper art into digital
skeleton practice drawing tool thingy
how to draw semi- realistic eyes
how to make pixel art
good reference for drawing water
free digital sculpting tool
silk - interactive generative art
Painting tutorial
Female/male arms
Kneeling + Sitting ref
Dragon head view tutorial
SAI brushes 86786
Drawing expressions
Sai Brushes 
NGE colour palette 
100+ colour palletes
Avoiding same face
Face contours/highlighting 
free art MyPaint
Body anatomy help
How to shift images using blur in PS
Drawing clothe folding
How to draw ice
Colour palette 
Colour palette 
SAI brush settings 
SAI/PS pixel brushes
Warm/Cool gray
Flower crown tutorial
Skin colour palette
Pink colour sheet
How to draw butts&amp;thighs
The male torso
Drawing glowing stuff in SAI
Drawing horse/animal legs on humans
Drawing clouds
Muscular male with bow stock photos
Pastel colours
Drawing grass fields in SAI
Expressions&amp;Legs
All about the human body
20+ colour palettes 
Colour conversion
Kissing ref
Creature design 
Colour meanings
Creating expression
Tutorial masterpost (100+)
Lineart
Canine
How to colour
Pose studies
Feline comparisons
How to draw penis
Leaf pressing
100+ anatomy references 
How to draw folds
SAI brushes 3
Sitting poses
Colour palette 4
Cloud painting
How to draw 3D rooms
Colour info
Colouring ref
Hair tutorial
Clothing ref
Bodies and poses
SAI brushes 5
Colour scheme designer
Folding ref
Heads&amp;Angles 
Paint tool SAI masterpost
Drawing ref masterpost (10+)
Hair+Fur
How to draw faces
SAI brushes 4
Anatomy of mutant humans
What should I draw?
Free art software
pastel colour ref
Mass art ref
Soft SAI brushes
ways to draw stuff
SAI brush settings
baseball cap ref
Penis ref
Drawing human wings
Cool free art software
Huge art ref
Colour blender
2 SAI brushes
Photoshop for free 
Colorwheel
How to accurately draw arms
anatomy and rotation of the head
human anatomy for artists
speed drawing studies
nude references
hands
arm and wing movement 
beer bellies
body types
noses
box and egg/run of the stroke
a trick for arm proportions
body diversity
anatomy of the waist
feet
hands and forearms
Bored
Boredom masterpost 
really interesting websites
cute videos
vines
free hugs
fun sites masterpost
useless websites
play some dumb games
color matching game
games you played back in the day
really cute online games
cards against humanity pdf (a must!!)
sushi cat 
takes you to a random location and you have to guess where you are
akinator, the web genie (like guess who!!)
create a fake tweet
Feeling down?
cutting
suicide
talk it out
venting
alternatives
the quiet place
need a hug?
just breathe.
cute yahoo answers
emergency compliment
draw a stickman
coping skills and distractions
calming gif
givesmehope (so adorable!!)
break something
cut something (blood) (trigger warning)
get a hug
play cute games
Receive Compliments
see something cute
how to love yourself 
Stuff to do if you’re having a bad day
Stuff you can do to help someone smile
Alternative to self harm 
Basic ED recovery help
Alternative to self harm (2)
Alternative to self harm (3)
Someone to talk to
How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people
If you’re having a bad night
Movies to watch when you’re down
Confidence
Movies/TV
watch tons of tv/movies
movies for when you can’t sleep
movies by genre
disney movies (so good omg)
harry potter movies
johnny depp movies
zombie movies
movies on youtube!
A list of scary movies with recovery
A list of teen movies
Disney Channel Movies from 1998-2013
One of the best movie selections
tumblr dedicated to find finding movies
when to pee during a movie
Hannibal ( back-up link )
Adventure Time 
Bob’s Burgers (1-3)
How I Met Your Mother
Who’s Line Is It Anyway
Kitchen Nightmares
Teen Wolf
Bates Motel
Game Of Thrones
Misfits
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ghost Adventures
Orphan Black
Orange Is The New Black
American Horror Story
Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Criminal Minds
Supernatural (season 1) (season 2) (season 3) (season 4) (season 5) (season 6) (season 7) (season 8)
Freaks and Geeks
Dexter
Bad Girls Club
Game Of Thrones
Whose Line is It Anyway
Breaking Bad
Food
thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
cheap &amp; healthy snacks
quick and easy soup recipes
chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
study snacks
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
macaroni cheese / mac&amp;cheese in a cup
panera mac n cheese recipe
different salad recipes
fricking recipes
harry potter recipes
healthy recipes
brownie/cookie
s’mores pie
nutella hot chocolate
peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
cookie in a mug
starbucks holiday drinks
fruit leathers (like fruit roll-ups, only much better)
Yummy apple thing
Cookie in a cup
French bread pizza
Egg tacos
How to microwave more than one bowl at a time
How to make the perfect cup of tea
Peach cobbler
Healthy lunches
Tons of pies
Cookie dough you can eat
Why you should go vegan
Shelf life of food
How to make different looking cookies
Website for lack of ingredients 
Cheeseburger cupcakes
Deep-dish cookie for one
Workout
daily workout 
tone your arms without weights
pilates workout for a slimmer waist
abs all night challenge
bye bye muffin top 
1-2-3 ab work out
get a flat stomach
What Makes You Bootyful Challenge
Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge
Your Best Butt
lean legs pyramid 
dancer’s legs workout
legs like eleanor calder
8 minute morning work out
cardio/strength workout
fat blaster workout
Burning stomach fat

literallyrad:


hey!! lately i’ve been seeing tons of resource masterposts and i decided that i’d be easier if all of these masterposts were combined into one mega masterpost!! i couldn’t possibly link them all but i also added tons of my own links, this took absolutely forever so please, enjoy! :~)

writing/reading

school

focus

beauty (credit for most of these!)

tumblr

Photo Editing

Music

Art

Bored

Feeling down?

Movies/TV

Food

Workout

abandonedmarionette:

officialmegane:

Unnecessary love triangles

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did you mean the entire teen fiction section

OH LOOK!

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TEEN FICTION!

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WITHOUT

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ANY OR UNNECESSARY 

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LOVE TRIANGLES

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ON THEM.

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I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY!

Stop hating on and generalizing teen fiction. They are great sources of reading material if you just take your time and choose wisely.

tagged: +text 
wellingtonau:

late night drives; songs to listen to when you drive around at night [listen]
The Neighbourhood - Baby Came Home // Lorde - A World Alone // The 1975 - Me // Keaton Henson - You // The XX - Night Time // Alt-J - Tessellate // The Black Keys - Turn Blue // Death Cab For Cutie -Transatlanticism // The Rosebuds - Make Out Song // Flatsound - I Love You, I Need You, I Miss You // Bombay Bicycle Club - Dust On The Ground // The Weeknd - Coming Down // Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (acoustic) // Beach House - Take Care // Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (acoustic) // Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem // Teen Suicide - I Wanna Be A Witch // Bon Iver - Perth // Stateless - Bloodstream // Lana Del Rey - Yayo // The Smiths - Asleep // The Paper Kites - Gates // St. Vincent - Cheerleader // Lana Del Rey - Florida Kilos

wellingtonau:

late night drives; songs to listen to when you drive around at night [listen]

The Neighbourhood - Baby Came Home // Lorde - A World Alone // The 1975 - Me // Keaton Henson - You // The XX - Night Time // Alt-J - Tessellate // The Black Keys - Turn Blue // Death Cab For Cutie -Transatlanticism // The Rosebuds - Make Out Song // Flatsound - I Love You, I Need You, I Miss You // Bombay Bicycle Club - Dust On The Ground // The Weeknd - Coming Down // Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (acoustic) // Beach House - Take Care // Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (acoustic) // Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem // Teen Suicide - I Wanna Be A Witch // Bon Iver - Perth // Stateless - Bloodstream // Lana Del Rey - Yayo // The Smiths - Asleep // The Paper Kites - Gates // St. Vincent - Cheerleader // Lana Del Rey - Florida Kilos

frustratedpen06:

lyslian:

xhikaruchanx:

thisgrrlwithhands:

Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with. A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters

oh
my
god
yes

I didn’t know I needed this.

*Rubbing this all over my face*

frustratedpen06:

lyslian:

xhikaruchanx:

thisgrrlwithhands:

Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with.
A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters

oh

my

god

yes

I didn’t know I needed this.

*Rubbing this all over my face*

Things almost every author needs to research

kelpiekilo:

clevergirlhelps:

the-right-writing:

  • How bodies decompose
  • Wilderness survival skills
  • Mob mentality
  • Other cultures
  • What it takes for a human to die in a given situation
  • Common tropes in your genre
  • Average weather for your setting

yoooo

Heey

latenightspooky:

I need to rant about this:

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Also known as the best writing program ever! It’s a full-screen writing program!

So you open it up, and it looks like this:

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You’re thinking, “Ok, so what? It’s a screen with a picture. Whoopdie do.” But it get’s better! It’s…