This property is HOA-Free.

This is a long one, because it involves a growing escalation of actions. TLDR at the bottom. Some terms are translated because I don’t live in an English-speaking country.

We moved houses last year, to the ugliest in the street. The previous owners must have loved Mondriaan, because the front was red/blue/yellow in windowframes and door. One paintjob, many thankful neighbors and several months later, I get an invitation to a voluntary “Collective of inhabitants”, the terms read like an opt-in HOA that you can never leave. A long list of restrictions, and no benefits? No thanks.

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writing prompts for the soul

-“i’ve been on this claw machine for 5 minutes straight feeding it dollar after fuckin dollar and i just went to get some change and YOU swoop in and steal my fucking prize in one shitty go and i hope you feel my eyes burning holes in the back of your head” au

-“i’ve been in love with you since we were kids and im unhealthily reliant on music so i absently make mixtapes that remind me of you but i’m also a massive wimp so i just let these labelled tapes collect in a desk drawer next to my computer and when you come over one day i go to get a drink and come back to see you with these tapes scattered in front of you and whoops look at the time it seems like the perfect hour to confess my undying love” au

-“i have literally never laid eyes on you before in my life and i see you and these people and one of them calls you an insulting name and i step in to try and defend you only to discover the rude one is your sibling and you always joke around and do you have time to help me bury myself” au

-“your shitty child is screaming enough on this plane to sound like they’re hacking up a lung and oh my god im so tempted to slam myself through a window but im a naturally intimidating-looking person so i just give the monkey a glare stony enough to startle medusa herself and they start LAUGHING and i dont think ive been equally embarassed and relieved in my life” au

-“before this i have never felt attraction to anything and have always been the reliable stoic shitbag of my friend group but i see you in this outfit that literally says ‘fuck you, gender roles’ and im pretty sure im going into cardiac arrest” au

-“i live in a rlly high apartment in a city and you’re the window cleaner who decides to come wash my windows and you’re literally gorgeous but you seem to be afraid of heights and im starting to think you might need to consider a change of career” au

-“i work in a tech store and there’s tvs that are always on and for whatever reason you always come in to subtly watch one and when i ask a co-worker they say you’ve been doing it for months and i approach and find out that your asshole cat keeps breaking your shit and im sorry for laughing but holy fuck” au

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

“Lesbian” is one of the most well-known labels and seemingly one with the easiest definition. A lesbian is a girl who likes girls and doesn’t like boys. Simple! 

But we know that gender is not as black and white as just “girls and boys”. And so even this easy label can become confusing. Who exactly is allowed to identify as lesbian? Are you a thief and a liar if you do not fit the definition above 100%? 

Some bloggers even dedicate their whole blog to fighting about such things, which doesn’t make it easier for anyone - they make it sound as if you even disappoint and anger your very own community if you choose the “wrong” label. 

They seem to collectively forget that labels are just words - We can stretch their definition and adjust it as we learn more about our diverse community and all our individual experiences. Doing this doesn’t ruin the label for anyone, it just makes it more inclusive and ultimately makes our community safer.

If you feel comfortable to identify as a lesbian, then you are allowed to use that label, sweetie. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 

“But I don’t have a vagina” - So what? Many girls don’t. You identify as a girl, that’s all that matters. Don’t let anyone reduce you to the shape of your genitalia (funnily enough, that’s what sexist pricks have been doing to girls since ages - there’s nothing feminist or pro-lesbian about sexism).

“But I’m nonbinary” - So what? There are good reasons why a nonbinary person may choose to identify as lesbian. You feel a connection to womanhood or identify partially as a girl? You’re welcome in our community! 

“But what if I do start to like boys when I get older?” - So what? You’re allowed to choose a label that feels good right now. If you do change one day, there’s still plenty of time to find a label that fits better. (That being said, it’s quite common to worry you’ll change simply because the idea that it’s “just a phase”  has been forced onto you. Worrying about it is certainly not a sure sign that it’ll change!)   

“But I just like girls romantically, I don’t want to sleep with them” - So what? You can feel romantically attracted to girls but feel no sexual attraction to them - and not everyone who fits that description wants to use “homoromantic asexual” as a label (even though that’s a lovely and valid label too!) It’s perfectly okay to use lesbian if you feel more comfortable with that, no matter the reason. Lesbian is not a “sexual” label in itself. You love girls? You can identify as lesbian.

With all my love,

Your Tumblr Mom 

so one of the first things taako does in both here there be gerblins and stolen century is steal someone’s shoes, and i just love the idea that that was a long running joke between the twins?

-it starts on their homeworld when they’re hustling people, ‘cause they’ve got no use for money anymore, so they might as well take something useful

-the first time it sinks in with everyone that there’s no going back, they end up just looking at everything they brought from their homeworld. it’s really not much, as far as things go. there’s a few books, some clothes, two packs of playing cards, the occasional photo. magnus’s hard candy has nearly run out. and there, among it all, are a couple of pairs of shoes, that don’t belong to any of the seven of them, and when he sees them, taako just starts laughing. lup joins in, and eventually, so does everyone else, at the sheer ridiculousness of these, of all things, to be one of the few surviving remnants of their planet. things are a lot less sombre after that.

-from then on, every world they go to, if there’s any kind of life that wears shoes, the twins make a point of stealing or winning a pair at some point. most of the time, they could just buy a pair of shoes, but it’s not about owning the shoes, it’s about the spirit of the thing. the more worlds they go to, the more their collection grows, until either barry or lucretia convinces them to actually make it an official collection, with labels for every world they went to

-while the twins generally work better as a pair, they’re still very competent by themselves, so if they’re bored they’ll make a competition out of it, head to some dive bar like the first time and see who can get someones shoes first. lup is better at getting them quickest. taako is better at getting them without getting kicked out of the bar. both twins feel this makes them the winner.

-there’s nobody on the beach world, but merle makes an effort to make taako some shoes anyway. unfortunately, they fucking suck, no way are they going in the collection, sorry merle, but the seaweed will start to rot and smell after a while anyway

-there’s a few gaps in their collection of course. some worlds just don’t have people on them. some worlds have people but no concept of shoes (in these cycles the competition changes to see if either of them can manage to invent the concept of shoes, have it catch on, and then steal a pair within the space of a year. most of the time this doesn’t happen. but there’s a few worlds where it did, and the twins have never been prouder of their accomplishments those years). sometimes though, there’s a gap because both twins died before they had the opportunity. the rest of the crew will try to make up for it in their absence, but it doesn’t always work. (no one likes to remember those years)

-the twins have rules as to who’s allowed to join in on the competition. sometimes it’s just the two of them. barry and magnus can join in if its funny. lucretia and davenport don’t normally try, but if they do turn up with a pair of shoes before anyone else, they get to keep the winner title for the rest of the year. merle has been banned since the seaweed incident.

-they don’t steal any shoes in the last cycle. they don’t even try. after everything that happened with the relics, no one wants to even consider taking anything else from this world, even if its just a joke

-after the voidfish, when taako’s back on the road, he’ll spend a lot of his evenings in shitty bars. he doesn’t need the money like he used to, but hustling people was pretty much his only entertainment as a kid, he couldn’t give it up if he tried. a lot of the time, he just gambles for money, like most people do. but every so often, he’ll make them bet their shoes. he doesn’t even know why. he just thinks its funny.

-when he finds a dead dwarf with magic shoes at the entrance to wave echo cave, he immediately takes them. he doesn’t need them, in fact, they would serve no purpose to him whatsoever. this is kind of a dumb thing to loot. but it just feels wrong to leave them behind. he gives the shoes to magnus.

-a year and a half later, they’re back on the deck of the starblaster, about to fight the hunger, when taako remembers. the shoe collection is probably still there, if taako had the time to go and check. and magnus is wearing a pair of shoes that he stole without even remembering why. he tells merle about what happened, partially to apologise for his dead cousin, mostly to share this incredible realisation. he can tell merle and magnus remember it too, now. he’s gotta tell lup about this. it totally means he won.


Larose AW17 Lookbook

Isaac Larose’s eponymous label has been gathering quite the attention in recent years, not only due to its founder’s uncanny personal style but mostly due to the outstanding quality and design of its collections. The label has been consistently delivering some of the most unique headgear available on the market, imbued with a contemporary essence that seamlessly portrays its Parisian background.

notes on peak (sivers)
  • Perfect pitch: adaptability in the brain disappears by the time a child passes about six years old.
  • There’s no such thing as a predefined ability.
  • Books leave the impression that heartfelt desire and hard work alone will lead to improved performance - “Just keep working at it, and you’ll get there” - and this is wrong. The right sort of practice carried out over a sufficient period of time leads to improvement. Nothing else.
  • Gaining expertise is largely a matter of improving one’s mental processes.
  • The usual approach: We start off with a general idea of what we want to do, get some instruction from a teacher or a coach or a book or a website, practice until we reach an acceptable level, and then let it become automatic.
    • Once you have reached this satisfactory skill level and automated your performance, you have stopped improving.
    • A person who’s been at it for twenty years is likely to be a bit worse than the one who’s been doing it for only five, and the reason is that these automated abilities gradually deteriorate in the absence of deliberate efforts to improve.
  • Purposeful practice has well-defined, specific goals. “Play the piece all the way through at the proper speed without a mistake three times in a row.” Without such a goal, there was no way to judge whether the practice session had been a success.
    • Break it down and make a plan: What exactly do you need to do. Putting a bunch of baby steps together to reach a longer-term goal.
    • You seldom improve much without giving the task your full attention.
    • Purposeful practice involves feedback. You have to know whether you are doing something right and, if not, how you’re going wrong.
    • Purposeful practice requires getting out of one’s comfort zone. This is perhaps the most important part.
      • If you never push yourself beyond your comfort zone, you will never improve.
    • The best way to get past any barrier is to come at it from a different direction.
    • Maintaining the focus and the effort required by purposeful practice is hard work, and it is generally not fun. So the issue of motivation inevitably comes up.
    • Purposeful practice in a nutshell: Get outside your comfort zone but do it in a focused way, with clear goals, a plan for reaching those goals, and a way to monitor your progress. Oh, and figure out a way to maintain your motivation.
  • Suppose you’ve never heard of a dog: it is just a label for this collection of disconnected knowledge. Dogs are furry, they have four legs. However, as you spend time around dogs and start to understand them, all this information becomes integrated into one holistic concept that is represented by the word dog. Now when you hear that word, you don’t have to search your memory banks to remember all the various details about dogs; instead, all that information is immediately accessible. You have added dog not only to your vocabulary but to your set of mental representations.
  • Much of deliberate practice involves developing ever more efficient mental representations that you can use in whatever activity you are practicing.
  • There is no such thing as developing a general skill. You don’t train your memory; you train your memory for strings of digits or for collections of words or for people’s faces. You don’t train to become an athlete; you train to become a gymnast or a sprinter or a marathoner or a swimmer.
  • The main thing that sets experts apart from the rest of us is that their years of practice have changed the neural circuitry in their brains to produce highly specialized mental representations, which in turn make possible the incredible memory, pattern recognition, problem solving, and other sorts of advanced abilities needed to excel in their particular specialties.
    • A hallmark of expert performance is the ability to see patterns in a collection of things that would seem random or confusing to people with less well developed mental representations.
  • The relationship between skill and mental representations is a virtuous circle: the more skilled you become, the better your mental representations are, and the better your mental representations are, the more effectively you can practice to hone your skill. Honing the skill improves mental representation, and mental representation helps hone the skill. There is a bit of a chicken-and-egg component to this. Take figure skating: it’s hard to have a clear mental representation of what a double axel feels like until you’ve done it, and, likewise, it is difficult to do a clean double axel without a good mental representation of one. That sounds paradoxical, but it isn’t really. You work up to a double axel bit by bit, assembling the mental representations as you go. It’s like a staircase that you climb as you build it. Each step of your ascent puts you in a position to build the next step.
  • Some activities, such as playing music in pop music groups, solving crossword puzzles, and folk dancing, have no standard training approaches. Whatever methods there are seem slapdash and produce unpredictable results. Other activities, like classical music performance, mathematics, and ballet, are blessed with highly developed, broadly accepted training methods. If one follows these methods carefully and diligently, one will almost surely become an expert.
  • These fields have several characteristics in common. First, there are always objective ways - such as the win/loss of a chess competition or a head-to-head race - or at least semiobjective ways - such as evaluation by expert judges - to measure performance.
    • If there is no agreement on what good performance is and no way to tell what changes would improve performance, then it is very difficult - often impossible - to develop effective training methods. 
    • These fields tend to be competitive enough that performers have strong incentive to practice and improve.
  • Deliberate practice is different from other sorts of purposeful practice in two important ways: First, it requires a field that is already reasonably well developed.
    • What areas don’t qualify? Pretty much anything in which there is little or no direct competition, such as manager, teacher, electrician, engineer, consultant, because there are no objective criteria for superior performance.
    • Deliberate practice requires a teacher who can provide practice activities.
    • A clear distinction between purposeful practice - in which a person tries very hard to push himself or herself to improve - and practice that is both purposeful and informed.
  • Deliberate practice requires a student to constantly try things that are just beyond his or her current abilities. Thus it demands near-maximal effort, which is generally not enjoyable.
    • Well-defined, specific goals, improving some aspect of the target performance.
    • Small changes will add up to the desired larger change.
  • Once you have identified an expert, identify what this person does differently from others that could explain the superior performance.
  • This distinction between knowledge and skills lies at the heart of the difference between traditional paths toward expertise and the deliberate-practice approach.
    • The traditional approach has been to provide information about the right way to proceed and then mostly rely on the student to apply that knowledge. Deliberate practice, by contrast, focuses solely on performance and how to improve it.
    • The main reasons are tradition and convenience: it is much easier to present knowledge to a large group of people than it is to set up conditions under which individuals can develop skills through practice.
  • The right question is, How do we improve the relevant skills? rather than, How do we teach the relevant knowledge?
    • Get some personal sessions with a coach who could give advice tailored to your performance. An experienced teacher watching you and providing feedback. Someone who knows the best order in which to learn things.
    • If you want to improve in chess, you don’t do it by playing chess; you do it with solitary study of the grandmasters’ games. If you want to improve in darts, you don’t do it by going to the bar. You do it by spending some time alone working on reproducing your throwing motion exactly from one throw to the next.
    • If your mind is wandering or you’re relaxed and just having fun, you probably won’t improve.
  • Shorter training sessions with clearer goals are the best way to develop new skills faster. It is better to train at 100 percent effort for less time than at 70 percent effort for a longer period.
  • Benjamin Franklin: teaching himself how to write as well as the writers of The Spectator. He’d see how closely he could reproduce the sentences in an article once he had forgotten their exact wording. He wrote down short descriptions of the content of each sentence. After several days he tried to reproduce the articles from the hints, to create his own articles that were as detailed and well written. He went back to the original articles, compared them with his own efforts, and corrected his versions where necessary. This taught him to express ideas clearly and cogently. He wrote the hints on separate pieces of paper and then jumbled them so that they were completely out of order. Then he waited long enough that not only had he forgotten the wording of the sentences in the original articles, but he had also forgotten their order, and he tried once again to reproduce the articles. The exercise forced him to think carefully about how to order the thoughts.
  • Focus. Feedback. Fix it. Break the skill down into components that you can do repeatedly and analyze effectively, determine your weaknesses, and figure out ways to address them.
  • A plateau: the best way to move beyond it is to challenge your brain or your body in a new way.
    • When you reach a point at which you are having difficulty getting better, it will be just one or two of the components of that skill, not all of them, that are holding you back. The question is, Which ones? To figure that out, you need to find a way to push yourself a little - not a lot - harder than usual. This will often help you figure out where your sticking points are.
    • Push yourself well outside of your comfort zone and see what breaks down first. Then design a practice technique aimed at improving that particular weakness.
  • Both willpower and natural talent are traits that people assign to someone after the fact. It is much more useful, I believe, to talk about motivation.
  • The ones who are successful in losing weight over the long run are those who have successfully redesigned their lives, building new habits that allow them to maintain the behaviors that keep them losing weight in spite of all of the temptations that threaten their success. A similar thing is true for those who maintain purposeful or deliberate practice over the long run. They have generally developed various habits that help them keep going.
    • Strengthen the reasons to keep going or weaken the reasons to quit.
    • Set aside a fixed time to practice that has been cleared of all other obligations and distractions.
Japanese Match Box Labels

I think this is just about the most beautiful collection of label designs, all featured on Japanese match boxes  from the 1920s -1940s. I love the colour palettes and how unique each and every one is. Also, the textures are just incredible. 
You can view the entire collection here: Jane McDevitt on Flickr. 


JohnUNDERCOVER SS17 Collection

Jun Takahashi’s successful sub-label presents an eclectic collection for SS17 focused on the use of gradient throughout garments and accessories. Revolving around primary colours and pastels, the Japanese label delivers clean, polished silhouettes with a contemporary twist, that are further enhanced by superb color combinations.

cassie-steps  asked:

Ahh! This was inspired by your squad posts. Can you do an au (scenario or hcs) where the captains are camp counsellors looking after the squad children who wear snap backs? <3 (I will stop sending asks after this lol)

Alright these got incredibly long so I’m splitting it. This is Snapback Squads 1-6

First Division

  • Seireitei Camp was once co-run by the youthful Yamamoto and Juhabach, before some kind of argument split a rift between them.
  • Juhabach became a successful businessman and ruined Yamamoto financially, trying to take the camp from him.
  • Shunsui is absolutely the vaping head counselor who skips out on actually supervising to go drink by the lake. Everyone else has things under control, right?
  • Other than that he’s probably really popular. Teaches everyone how to play card games and board games. Definitely the one who starts singing dirty songs around the campfire.
  • Probably bought it from Yamamoto rather than let Juhabach take it.
  • Nanao is his much more responsible niece. Actually the one running the camp. Knows the insurance codes and safety procedures inside and out.
  • Sneaks off to the docks with her secret s/o at night. Will deny until her dying day that it’s very cute and romantic.
  • Shunsui definitely knows, though. He’ll never bring it up because she’d stop, but he knows and he approves.
  • If one of the kids does something like take a group selfie or a Snapchat and yell “Squad!” Shunsui is the old man in the background joining in and also yelling “SQUAD!!” loudly and obnoxiously

Second Division

  • Soi Fon is the kayaking teacher. Rowing classes are intense workouts and, simultaneously, spiritual experiences. She also does morning and evening yoga classes and tai chi.
  • Like honestly just take a moment to imagine Soi Fon in a forest in the mountains, doing tai chi in the light of the rising sun, at peace with herself. Truly, a wonderful image.
  • Rock climbing is only for the advanced class, get out of here before you break an arm, Ishida.
  • Is very nice (if stilted and awkward) to the smols, but god forbid one of the teenagers purposefully fucks up. She has no mercy for idiots.
  • Yoruichi was the teacher before her and her mentor, who left under mysterious circumstances with two other counselors and a group of cabin leaders, some of whom later returned.
  • She decided to stay on and be a counselor.
  • Omaeda is the rich kid whose parents send him to camp to ‘motivate him’ but then he decided he liked it there and never came back
  • Probably just there to catch people who fall off the climbing wall. He doesn’t participate much, but he’s a pretty affable guy.
  • The rest of Cabin Two is scary
  • If Soi Fon wants you in her cabin, you’ve gotta be seriously hardcore

Third Division

  • Rose is one of the cabin leaders who came back. He’s quiet and won’t talk about what happened, but he’s nice and he teaches the art classes so nobody complains
  • Papier-mâché masks fuck yeah fuck yeah
  • Supplies the beads for the hair braiding circles he pretends he doesn’t know about
  • Ichigo is that kid who made the coolest mask but then refuses to put it on so all the other kids are trying to shove it onto his face
  • Definitely Probably cut his hair because Renji got neon green paint in it
  • Brings his guitar to campfires and accompanies Shunsui on the dirty songs
  • Writes new dirty songs for Shunsui
  • Kira is the cabin leader under him. He always looks like either he’s going to cry or kill someone.
  • Spends the three hours Rose is teaching the kids from Cabin Three entirely alone and comes out looking Refreshed
  • He’s probably taking like six AP classes next semester and is already stressing about it
  • Gin is still a little shit. He’d be a strong candidate for cabin leader or counselor, except he causes so much fucking trouble.
  • So mostly he hangs around and scares people into submission for Kira and Rangiku
  • Every other kid is absolutely certain he’s killed someone before.

Fourth Division

  • Unohana is the camp doctor, obvs
  • Also used to be the most terrifying fencing instructor this side of… anywhere
  • Was offered the position when the camp was first being set up, and hasn’t left since
  • How old is she?? Nobody knows. Nobody is brave enough to ask.
  • Always wearing the doctor’s coat, no matter what the temperature. This has led several students to speculate that she is literally cold-blooded. Not that they would ever say such a thing out loud.
  • Isane is a nursing student who helps out every summer
  • The origin of her fish-phobic dreams has never been confirmed, but some suspect it was a devious prank committed by a group of kids whose parents are from Juhabach’s company
  • Those little beaded braids were probably done one year on a whim by Ururu and Yuzu. She really liked them and had them redo them every year.
  • Isane joins the braid circles
  • Hanataro is that one kid who’s afraid of being bullied, so he claims he wants to be a doctor and spends all his time in Unohana’s office instead of actually doing the camp activities.
  • Ichigo and Chad drag him out at least once a day for some “fun” and “bonding” but he always ends up right back in there the next day

Fifth Division

  • Aizen was a plant
  • Nearly burned down six cabins.
  • Did something to Momo that made her scream and stab him with a pair of scissors
  • Momo still carries these scissors
  • It was later found that he was the one who caused the incident responsible for the sudden departure of the cabin leaders and counselors some ten years ago.
  • Shinji is the curiously youthful returning counselor whose toothpaste is the stuff of legend
  • There are actually Mothman myths about Shinji
  • “I once heard he spent ten years in Tibet learning how to clean teeth with sheer force of will.”
  • “I heard he can speak to trees after the sun sets.”
  • Ichigo is still mystified because he broke in and stole The Toothpaste once and it didn’t even have a label??? Witchcraft.
  • His jazz collection is separated into Public and Private and he will monitor the divide with a careful eye. That one is off-limits for a reason, put the other one in the victrola.
  • He and Rose sneak in a six-pack and try to get Kensei to have one with them after campfires
  • Momo is the cabin leader and also very enthusiastic and small. She’s learning!!
  • Aizen may/may not have actually tried to kill her. Momo knows. Unohana knows. Shinji probably knows. The rest of the camp wonder and worry, but they don’t ask.
  • Momo is the most Adorable child there and Shinji definitely plays favorites
  • Do not bully Momo. You will regret it.
  • Not only will Toshiro and Rangiku step up, Shinji will destroy you. Kira, Renji and Shuhei have like thirteen separate revenge plans for different situations.
  • Momo knows this. Her plans are scarier.
  • Cabin Five might be the most traumatized after what Aizen did, but they’re recovering pretty fast with help from Momo and Shinji.
  • “Teamwork makes the dream work,” says Shinji, thirty-five times a day
  • Shinji definitely runs the treetop rope course. Hangs upside-down by his feet and scares the shit out of the children
  • Momo monitors the zip line and yells “FLY” every time she lets one go

Sixth Division

  • Byakuya is the kid whose family has been donating to the camp for as long as it’s been open, and you’d think he’s just there because of that but he’s actually super invested in it
  • Still campaigning for Admiral Seaweed to be the official Camp Mascot
  • Ginrei is the counselor associated with Cabin Six, so people were actually surprised to find that Byakuya wasn’t a total dick
  • He won’t let you sneak out after dark, but there’s no curfew if you stay inside. Like, technically you could be sleeping. He didn’t see anything. Not a thing.
  • He and Rukia have matching Admiral Seaweed shirts. Renji has blackmail photos.
  • Gin and Byakuya were those two kids stuck alone in Cabin Six when other kids jumped ship to cabins that were more fun, so when they both ended up cabin leaders (or whatever the hell Gin is, Byakuya doesn’t ask) they stayed relatively friendly
  • Byakuya’s girlfriend died tragically a couple years back, and as a result, any time one of the campers hits on him Rukia just fucking nails them in the back of the head with a volleyball
  • “Oops!! I’m so sorry!”
  • Rukia might’ve been assigned to cabin Thirteen, but no way in hell is she letting these leeches near her brother when he’s still dedicated to Hisana’s memory
  • Byakuya might shed a single tear of pride the first time he realizes what she’s doing. So underhanded, so diplomatic. As any true Kuchiki.
  • Renji is the bane of Byakuya’s existence. Half the time he’s perfectly behaved, joking with Rukia, calm, doing the assigned activities, and the other half he’s jumping out of trees into the lake stark naked because Ikkaku dared him to
  • Ichigo is definitely assigned to Cabin Six because of course he is. Spends all of his time breaking into other cabins, riling Renji up, just generally causing havoc… so of course he’s handed to Byakuya
  • Teaches Byakuya how to work around the rules, and soon he’s exploiting every loophole in the book. Cabin Six is eternally grateful.


so i love bullet journals, and i know a lot of people want to start one but may not now how to make or maintain one so here are a few heads up and some information for you beginners.

what you’ll need

  • a journal

this ones pretty obvious but it’s always useful to know which type of journal you will need. a dotted journal is always the best, but a graph paper journal is an alternative, if all else fails. dotted journals always look really neat, without interfearing with any writing, documenting, or doodling you do in bullet journals.

  • washi tape

one need for me, while documenting in a bullet journal, is washi tape. one reason for this is because it literally comes in handy for anything, for example: decoration, covering mistakes up, emphasising points or even as reminders. it’s also useful that you can get so many different types and patterns. 

  • stickers

this is only really a need if your journal is plain, or you feel that it doesn’t represent you. using stickers to decorate and personanalise your journal, can influence you to write in it. they also look aesthetically pleasing so there you go.


how can it help me? the structure means that it can become a visual reminder of daily/monthly tasks, immediate go-to for scheduling tasks and a place for you to let creativity roam free.

how do i know what each symbol means? at the beginning of the journal, you should start by creating a personal ‘key’ where you can draw symbols and write the definition near it, so that when you’re going through the journal, you don’t forget what each symbol means



the index is a really important part of any journal, bullet journal or not. each entry to it, is given a topic. the topic is then added to the index with the page number. this helps keep your notepad organised and keeps you focused.

logs and entries

monthly log: a monthly log is created to help you organise your month (obviously). it consists of a monthly calendar, where you can write down any tasks/events or take a note to give you an overall view of the month and what you need to work on.

a monthly log also has a task page, where you can list tasks that you’d like to get done during the month, what your milestones may be, and how to overcome them.

other collections: every and any blank page that is given a topic can be labeled as a collection. they can take any form, and may be more than lists. some examples of general collections may be school notes, shopping lists, mind map, journaling, and future goals.

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