The DeanCas Colouring Book Project
What is this? Pretty simple. I hand you people a HQ lineart for one of my drawings (shown up there), so you can print it and colour it to your heart’s content. Basically, the idea is that everyone and anyone can colour this in whichever way they want! I chose a picture with wings so you can all put your own colours headcanons into it.
Who can join this project? Anyone who wishes to put their creativity to use! Whether you’re an experienced artist or someone who never got past stick figures, whether you talk to me everyday or you just got to know me, even if you don’t ship DeanCas, that is fine! The only requirement is that you colour this however whichway you please and you get back to us so everyone can see everybody’s work. I didn’t include my signature in the lineart because I want this project to be everybody’s and not mine.
How do we go about this? Even simpler. I’ve uploaded a .pdf version of the lineart HERE that you can print or colour digitally. Everything else is up to you, you can use whatever styler you want, whatever tools, technique or colouring palette. You like crayons? Go ahead. You’re a fan of watercolours? By all means, use them! Pencils? Ballpens? highlighters? Coffee? Yes, yes and yes! You can literally use whatever technique you feel more comfortable with. If you’re working with water based tools, like say, markers, perhaps you should make a photocopy of the printed paper, since printer ink will smudge a bit when wet. The sky’s the limit, really. I’m aiming for DIVERTISTY!
And once I’m done with it? You can either submit it here (guusana), email it to me (guuetche at gmail) or post it on tumblr with the tag “the deancas colouring book project” or deancasCBP for short. You can scan it or take a picture of it, both are fine, just make sure you get a good shot so we can all see your art :)
I won’t give you people a deadline, but as soon as I start getting stuff, I’ll be putting them on tumblr!
But Why? Because it sounds like lots of jolly good fun :)
The sky’s the limit, really! Go to town with it, I want to see your creativity unleash!
This is Micah. He needs a new home. I’m getting kicked out of my house so I need someone to adopt my cat. Otherwise he won’t have a home at all.
He just turned nine. He’s fixed, declawed, and litter trained. Micah is shy and defensive when he first meets someone, but he’s back to his normal self after about a week. Then it’s all love and cuddles from him! He’s very affectionate once he warms up to someone. He likes snuggling up in bed and being held like a teddy bear.
We’re in the Albuquerque area. I’d be willing to take him anywhere in New Mexico. If you’re interested in adopting him, please message me. Even if you can’t adopt a cat, please reblog so someone in the state can see this and help us!
Also photographic proof that he is the most lovey cat.
Please please PLEASE, everyone! I’m running out of time!
In case this name is familiar to anyone here or if the person is on here. Just stop.
Guys I don’t have a lot of followers but please, PLEASE reblog this. This little girl is missing from our town and no one can find her. I know I only have a few followers that actually live near me but anything helps. Please.
Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family.
Please pass it on.
Signal boost or GTFO. NOW.
PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.
Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on
driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the
rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in
about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with
enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.
Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the
Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little
water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!
No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.
Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed
IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE OR IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON SOMEONE, CLICK THAT LINK.
IF YOU NEED A PLACE TO STAY, CLICK THAT LINK.
IF YOU CAN OFFER SOMEONE A PLACE TO STAY, CLICK THAT LINK.
please? ._. please?
REBLOGGING BECAUSE I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE REAL. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE TSHIRTS. MY ONE TRUE WEAKNESSS WAHHHH.
plus if the shirts get made, i’ll be doing a prints give-away x)
how do you tell a parent / professional / teacher / someone / anyone that you feel like you’re going to go back to your dark place again soon and that now the stakes are higher because you’re an ~*~*adult~*~* and you have more to lose and you don’t know how to handle it and you need help
because i keep trying and all i keep coming up with is “thanks for worrying about me, but i’m fine, really”
So, I’m both a crazy person (bipolar, heavy on the depressive phases) and an adjunct instructor at a university. I can’t tell you how to talk to a parent or someone/anyone, but having dealt with depression from both sides of the lectern, and having had to deal with depressed students coming to me, I can offer some suggestions for at least the teacher part of it.
1. Sooner is better. Don’t wait until something has already been messed up by your depression (test bombed, paper late, project missed, absences piling up). When you feel the slide starting, talk to your professor. Depending on the prof and the day, they might be really busy directly after class, so you may want to set up an appointment for their office hours. A script that might help is: “Professor XYZ, do you have a few minutes? I’m a little worried about [my performance in class/next assignment/whatever the most immediate thing my depression is likely to affect], and I was hoping I could talk to you.”
2. Be clear about the issue. Once you have some privacy, follow up with “I’m prone to depression, which tends to mess up my [concentration/focus/ability to write papers instead of staring blankly at the wall, crying about the futility of existence - OK don’t say the last bit, but I’ve been there, and it is utter balls]. I thought that I had it pretty well controlled when I started school, but it’s coming back, and I’m really worried that it’s going to impact my studies.” At this point, the prof is probably going to do one of two things: give you the information for the relevant support resources on campus or ask what you think you need from this particular teacher. Very likely, they will do both (and possibly offer awkward but well-meaning condolences). This leads me to the next point….
3. Know what you want/need. What are you hoping the prof will do for you? Do you just want them to know you aren’t blowing them off if you can’t make it to class one day? Do you want help with an assignment you can’t seem to get brewing, or to reschedule a presentation for a week when showering and making eye-contact doesn’t use up all your emotional reserves? If it’s near the end of the semester, do you want to ask for the opportunity to take an incomplete and turn in the work next semester? Are you looking for some sort of externally-imposed set of micro-deadlines to make sure you don’t put off your work until it’s too late to do a decent job/get the stuff that matters done on time? Do you just need someone to see that you’re human, care, and tell you about what resources are available to you?
The last time a student came to me about major depression eating his ability to write the final paper, it turned out that what he needed from me was to be informed about on-campus resources (this included walking him across campus to the disability support services office, so he’d know where to go to get officially on record as someone who requires accommodation on some things) so he’d have support in future classes, and to be reminded that even a truly dreadful final paper would be worth at least partial credit, which would be enough for him to pass the class (he’d been a good student with good work up until then, so he could afford to mess up on something, as long as he *did it at all*).
I don’t know if this is something you deal with, but a lot of the students who come to me about mental health issues seem as worried that doing badly will make me hate them as they do about failing the course. Most of your profs will not hate you for screwing something up. If one of my students screws up on the first thing they do for my class, I assume they need help with the material, and try to find out how much effort they want to put into improvement. I would like to have all my students enjoy my subject and want to ace it for sheer love of the material. Realistically, some of them just want to get through with a C or B so they can go back to the classes in the subjects they do love. It doesn’t make them terrible people. If a student who has been doing well screws something up, I worry about them and I ask what problem they ran into, but I don’t hate them. Your teachers won’t hate you (unless they’re douchebags, which happens, but coping with that is a whole ‘nother post).
Christ, that got ridiculously long. I hope at least some of it helps. I’m rooting for you.
All of this is incredibly helpful and I’m reblogging it for myself and for any followers who are dealing with similar things right now.
I need this so much. Thank you. I’d just wish I’d found it earlier before bombing yesterday.
words I needed before I started blowing everything off…
Your teachers won’t hate you.
I love you for this. Thank you.