|Natasha| |18| |INFJ|
|Mainly U-KISS| |Hoonminion| |Occasional A:TLA, LoK, video games, and bunnies|
|Traditional Artist|

A mind that never stops wandering
Breaths that escape without a sound
Eyes that stare aimlessly toward the sky
One who is always deep in thought
Forever reminiscing...
Forever pondering...
Forever searching...





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. 

Be proud.

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. 

Healing Headcanons





metalbenders carefully sending tiny medical equipment inside the body and performing delicate internal surgery without ever opening the flesh

imagine metalbending healers

firebenders sensing and feeling the breath and lifeforce of their patients, detecting blocked qi and chakras and then helping reopen them for the patients’ spiritual well-being

imagine firebending healers

        Firebenders being able to cauterise wounds and directing heat into hypothermia patients. Lightning benders using electrotherapy and bending lightning into a patient’s heart (as opposed to using a defibrillator). Highly skilled firebenders using heat to calm people as their pores open up to help the application of topical medicine. Firebenders perfoming fire cupping. Lightning benders sending tiny electrical signals to the nerves like in acupuncture. Firebenders who can create lasers like P’Li but very minuscule and highly controlled performing lazer surgery and lazer eye surgery. 

        Airbenders giving CPR with bending and calming a patient’s breath. Airbenders clearing obstructed pathways in the lungs to help patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other infections.

        Waterbending healers using hydrotherapy or bending plants to use in a modified non-bender herbalism technique, being able to extract the fluids in medical herbs. Bending water out of a drowning patient’s lungs, or poison from their stomach/bloodstream.Bloodbenders being able to detect blood infections, discovering different blood types and inventing blood transfusions. Very skilled bloodbenders (COUGHkyaCOUGH) increasing circulation to the brain and other organs which can also relax patients. Bloodbenders easily closing up wounds or ruptured veins and preventing blood loss or internal bleeding. Bloodbenders clearing clogged arteries to help with various diseases. Bloodbending midwives helping patients with eclampsia by maintaining a normal blood flow (airbenders could help increase the pregnant patient’s oxygen intake). Bloodbenders expelling blasts in a leukaemia patient’s veins and performing bone marrow transplants. Bloodbenders that help speed the healing process for broken bones by encouraging the formation of the hematoma. There are a lot of things bloodhealers can do ok?

        Metalbending dentists! Metalbenders filling cavities with liquid metal, installing and adjusting braces with bending. Metalbending orthopedists operating on multiple fractures in broken bones with metal rods, pins or screws to keep the bone in place while it heals. Sandbenders and metalbenders creating casts by moulding their liquid elements onto the patient. Dermatologist earthbenders giving patients mudbaths of medicinal clay.

        Normal nonbending doctors and herbalist healers collaborating with bending healers. A healer Avatar combining all of these techniques, nonbending and bending alike. 

All the healers 

Bloodbenders and airbenders working together to reintroduce blood and oxygen back to ischaemic areas. Bloodbenders helping the elderly and incapacitated with their circulation so blood doesn’t pool and is less likely to clot and cause occlusions in blood vessels.

Firebenders with extremely fine tuned bending destroying pathogens within the blood stream of high risk patients. Firebenders helping with equipment sterilisation. Firebenders keeping teeny tiny premature babies warm. 

Lightning benders with precise skills who can block/reduce severe pain temporarily through interfering with electrical activity in the specific neurons. Lightning benders who can alter brain activity for the purposes of putting people to sleep (gently), waking them up etc.

Metalbending surgeons who don’t need to change their scalpel blade the long way round if it gets blunt or needs a different shape because they just bend it to what they need. Earthbenders and metalbenders making perfectly sculpted prosthetics for limbs and reconstructive surgery. Metalbenders diagnosing exactly where shrapnel and metal filings are in war veterans/survivors or metalworkers. 

Waterbending nurses delivering extremely fine jets of vaccines and medications into patients so you don’t need needles. (Side note: my brothers friend is working on needleless, high speed, fine jet injections for his PhD) Other Waterbending nurses helping to wash patients who are incapable of doing so for themselves. Waterbenders and bloodbenders clearing away blood and other fluids from where incisions are made during surgery. Waterbenders keeping inflammation and acute fevers cooled. Waterbenders relieving edema. 

Very gentle airbenders when ventilators are inappropriate, like for super premature babies. Airbenders keeping the air sterile where needed. Airbender nurses being a source of comfort to people with cancer (especially the women) because they have no hair either. 

tags: atla + lok + this is fascinating +







I present the most badass gifset on Tumblr.

Legitimately turned on by this

This is the best thing.

Oh my god

I don’t even know this fandom and this is cool.

Reason #999 why the cartoon will always be ONE MILLION PERCENT better than that travesty of a movie. They did so much research and put so much detail in you don’t even notice.

Bonus trivia: Toph got a unique martial arts style to match her distinct version of Earthbending (Southern Praying Mantis style, I think) which the creators found out later was (according to legend) invented by a blind woman. Totally a coincidence, but still so fucking cool.

(If you don’t watch the show, Toph is both blind from birth and the best damn Earthbender in the world. Also, GO WATCH THE SHOW.)

(Source: ashagreyjoyed)

tags: atla +

peppermintglow replied to your post “Buing buing~♥♥♥”

not sure which one of you is cuter in this situation

We’re both cute <3 <3

Buing buing~♥♥♥

Your charms do not work on me 

tags: anon + oh you cutie +
I miss you~~ ;A;

I miss you too cutie, but I don’t know who you are D: (or do I??)

tags: anon +
20 facts about me

tagged by aoitao - I have some free time so I’ll do this now!

  1. I’ve been binge-playing video games for the past few weeks.
  2. I’ve loved video games since I was a kid but I guess my parents had a negative view of games and refused to buy them or hid them if I did.
  3. I have a dark sense of humor.
  4. I went to the bank today and got approved for a credit card.
  5. I love wearing tank tops.
  6. I’m going to have have two roommates, though I’ve only met one of them.
  7. I have a sweet tooth.
  8. I eat a lot but my weight doesn’t change.
  9. As of right now, I’m majoring in biology.
  10. I sleep lying down on my stomach..
  11. I drink a lot of tea or hot water (has to be hot).
  12. I’m not good at treating myself if it’s not food, so I don’t spend much money.
  13. I don’t wear makeup unless it’s there’s some special event, but even then, I don’t wear much. I don’t really like how it feels on my face.
  14. I’m very low-maintenance.
  15. I’m friends with more guys than girls from high school.
  16. I have no issue cutting friendships if necessary.
  17. I’m usually a calm person until I drive.
  18. Milk tea probably flows through my veins.
  19. I can be blunt.
  20. I can also be an idiot.

Not tagging anyone because I need a nap

tags: personal + aoitao + thanks! +



[TRANS] U-KISS JAPAN TOUR 2014 Fan Accounts

Translated from Japanese KISSme fan accounts by karenwu0109 (but I also added a few extra bits). Please click on the titles for the source of the translations. 

140716 Tokyo 

140725 Tokyo 

Hoon: I will protect kissme!
KV: I will..kissme protect me! 
Eli: I will protect Kevin!
HN: I will protect okashira!
KS: I will protect Jun!
HN: UKISS are now into office romance
SH: I hate[have no interest in] men though www

140803 Chiba 

SH: What’s the Japanese you learned recently?
Jun: I will become the Pirate King!
SH: Your pronunciation is very good!
Jun: Hoon is…you know..
SH: But Hoon’s pronunciation is a bit..
HN: What!? My pronunciation is quite good!
SH: But Hoon still can’t say “ta chi tsu te to” [correctly]
HN:…”ta chi cheu te to”..
SH: bhahah so cute~ but KISSmes understand it too so it’s okay
HN: I think so too!

140805 Kobe 

- 140810 Osaka 

HN: Soohyun, show us your sexy expression.
Then Soohyun’s shy face appeared on the screen.
HN: No, not the face when you see sexy stuff, but do the sexy face!

140814 A-nation

At a-nation on 8/14, during the talk about Budokan, Hoon said, “Please don’t bring pets, cuz they’ll poop.” (which made the atmosphere a bit weird, but soon Soohyun changed the topic and lighten up the atmosphere.)
Later on, some fans of Jang Keunsuk recognized Hoon as “the one who said poop”. 

- 140816 Sendai 

SH: Jun, what’s your favorite Japanese food?
JN: Natto (fermented soybeans). Same as Soohyun♪
SH: That’s right. Originally I didn’t like natto, but because of Jun I’m starting to like it. I eat about 3 packs in a day, so it comes out lot *hands went down from his upper body to his butt*
KMs who understood the meaning burst out laughing. Jun was confused.
SH: Hoon would know the meaning *grins*
HN: Hm? Ahh..poop…ah no, UKISS don’t poop. Everyone believe me. UKISS never poop.
SH: Because we’re idols~
KMs burst out laughing.

- 140816 Sendai Hoon’s birthday surprise

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