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gayer-than-you:

madammuffins:

caffeinewitchcraft:

Relationships get so bananas when you start deciphering the other person’s love language.

Like I thought I was just acquaintances with this person because they never told me details about themselves and we just talked movies and writing . But then they made time to have coffee with me and they showed up out of breath because they ran. Like. RAN to be on time for coffee with me?

And I was like “i don’t mind waiting” cause I never want to run

But they said they wanted every minute they could get because I’m so busy usually

Which is when it clicked that I didn’t get how much they considered me a friend because I just straight away didn’t see MY signs of affection in them and went “cool! Casual buds it is.” But now that I’m seeing their signs of affection, I feel a little silly for dismissing them like that even though I felt like we could be best bros.

Anyway, some people show affection through time or intensity or commitment and not vocally. I really have to remember that!

Fyi- just in case you didn’t know.

TOUCH got a bro that likes to give high fives? Back slaps? Are they a hugger? Do they not blink an eye at cuddles?

QUALITY TIME this bro will (as op stated) sprint to spend every minute possible with you. Every second that you guys are together is a declaration of affection.

WORDS does your bro tell you how amazing and great and fantastic and wonderful you are all the time? Guess what…?

GIFTS do they buy you coffee? Snacks, energy drinks, spot you at the restaurant? Did that one key chain removed you of them? Ding ding!

ACTS are they always doing things for you? Ie: Nah bro, I got this, I can do that, need me to get anything for you, I can help with…?

PRO TIP - The way people show love is often how they receive love as well.

I reblogged this recently but it got better and ive been thinking and learning a lot abt love languages so

Posted 18 weeks ago

Griots - 02/27/2011

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 26, 2011 Under: Projects
This is a cover design I recently completed for this amazing compilation of Sword and Soul Fantasy short stories. I worked on this under the guidance of Milton Davis, an amazing author and a man who I view as a strong mentor, and Charles Saunders, also an amazing author who I constantly had to battle with feeling star-struck in his presence, even though it was online. Please visit them here: 
Milton Davis:
 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1793499636
Charles Saunders : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540370156

Here's a brief behind-the-scenes look at how it came together:

This was the first sketch I drew out. The center griot was too young. Lol. And there were other changes that would follow. :)




This was the 2nd draft. The djembe player was changed to a woman. :)



This was the first color added. It was a lot of fun and a big challenge trying to bring these characters to life.



Details of the hands and arms.



The was an update I sent to Milton of the first color I added to the djembe player.



Getting there, slowly but surely.



Almost there. Just add fire.



This is the finished product. It took a while to get here, but it was a great feeling when Milton approved it. I feel much gratitude for being able to be a part of this project. I would like to thank Milton for his guidance and unending patience during this project.


In : Projects 


Tags: "natiq jalil" "milton davis" "griots" "sword and soul" "fantasy" "sci-fi" 
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