20th August, 2014

1001paperboxes asks:

THINK HAPPY E/C THOUGHTS!!! Quick! Enjolras and Combeferre end up with a cat. How did they get it? Who takes care of what? How do they name it and what name do they decide on?

THERE IS NO HAPPINESS, ONLY DESPAIR. 

But aww, kitties. I am sure they acquired a cat completely by accident. Maybe it followed one of them home, either because we are operating under that one headcanon where animals adore Enjolras while he is ambivalent towards them, or maybe (and more disgustingly) the cat smelled a dissection on Combeferre and thought it meant food. Enjolras figures, hey, it’s a cat, it can take care of itself, so Combeferre is the one to actually feed and water it and let it outside. As for a name, I’m sure Enjolras, in all of his creativity, just calls it “cat” (though I’m sure he cuddles with it if the cat decides to sit on him while he is reading or trying to sleep). Combeferre can name it after some scientist. Wöhler, maybe, because I am projecting my love of organic chemistry onto him.

I’M TOO SLEEPY TO COME UP WITH ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY CREATIVE. But you should all answer this question and tell me, because I am greedy and this is adorable!! Please do the thing. :D

20th August, 2014

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!
solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!
solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!
solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!
solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!
solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!Love your art, love yourself!

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

(via These Are a Few of My Favourite Things)

20th August, 2014

takethewatch asks:

November 21?

What is your favorite food?

I already answered this question, but I’ll give you another: mango. …which I’m (mildly) allergic to. Do you think this stops me?

Why did you choose your url?

:D My mom’s family is Chinese, and we all have Chinese names added to our primary names (not on the birth certificate or anything, but it counts), and “Oi Lan” is mine. It means “lovely blossom” or something similar. Although it wasn’t a relative who named me, it was literally just some random woman my parents started to chat with when I was about 3 (I still remember this!) and they mentioned that I didn’t have a Chinese name yet (FOR SHAME, MOM) so the lady helped them pick a name for me. I figured it would be a good online name for me as well, as it’s easy to remember and I’m really fond of it. :D