Total Orange

Things that turn 10 years old this year

Wizards of Waverly Place
Super Paper Mario
The Orange Box
Team Fortress 2
Half Life 2: Episode 2(the most recent installment in the Half Life series)
Chowder(the cartoon)
Total Drama Island

Think about that for a second.

Ok so I’ve finally gotten around to doing this highly requested post based off this post and I’m sorry to all those who had been waiting for ages for it to come out but here it is!!!

How to Annotate a Novel Efficiently

Look I’m actually doing the play Medea at the moment so this can be used for other texts apart from novels too!

Like I’ve said before, I know lots of people don’t want to taint their texts with writing and highlighting, but to me, it is so so satisfying when I finish with a fully annotated book with tabs flying out of every page and all that, plus it acts as a sweet resource once it’s done.

((Hopefully by the time you’ve gotten around to this level of annotating, you’ve read through your text already and maybe even put down some initial thoughts in the margins.))

To put it simply, I have three levels of coordination when it comes to annotating a novel: words, tabs and sticky notes.

1. Sticky notes

  • Use for big chunks of text you can’t fit in the margins of your book, such as summaries of characters, themes, etc
  • They can also get those big chunks of info to stand out from the rest of the novel
  •  If you’re reading a larger text with chapters, it’s quite handy to use big sticky notes to summarise each section. 

2. Tabs (and highlighting)

  • Yep so these are the tabs I have sticking out of my book and they’re used for quick references, where I can easily search up a type of quote quickly in the novel without having to flip through every page.
  • The colours of the tabs I use are the same colours as my highlighters, so it is easy to see where the quote is and which tab it corresponds to.
  • ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHT the specific quote rather than leaving a tab there by itself, for future reference when you need a specific quote, but if you’ve got a massive chunk that is just too important to pick out a small quote, use a square bracket on the inside margin. Smaller quotes are better.
  • Have a tab for broad topics such as characters, themes, literary devices, plot developments, context, etc. If you have more colours, you can always make your categories more specific (for me, the character of Medea is separate to the rest of the characters)
  • I write the main idea on the tab itself, a.k.a. the reason why I highlighted or tabbed that quote there.
  • Which quotes to highlight depends on

a)     What we go through in class

b)     What is written as an important quote in the text guide we are given/the internet suggests

c)     What I think is important. If you’re not sure, ask yourself WHY is that quote important and if you can answer that, highlight it!!!


3. Words

  • The further explanation of quotes is written on the actual pages, and often right under a tab to elaborate.
  • I recommend using a thin pen as in 0.38 to really fit in as much as possible.
  • This step as well as tabbing is so so important, because you can highlight as much as you want, but it really won’t mean anything until you’ve written down its significance, and even if you have an amazing memory, this is vital ok. Even a few words along the margin explaining the quote can mean the difference between good writing and great writing in your upcoming essay.
  • What do I actually write? If it’s a literary device, I’ll name it (e.g. Metaphor) and explain its symbolism, or the author’s intention for putting that in. If it’s a theme related quote, I’ll explain the message that the author is trying to convey through that quote. If it’s a character related quote, I’ll explain how that quote adds to their character, maybe finding contrasts, etc.
  • Supplies that I used were:

- Mildliners (pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua; gotta get that colour coding)

- Pilot Frixion Point

- Uni-ball Signo TSI (erasable like the frixion pen so that if I’m not too sure about what I’ve written as an annotation, I can check with the teacher and erase if need be)

- A set of 1000 tabs in total, divided among pink, orange, yellow, green and blue

- Pastel square sticky notes

As an optional step, I highly recommend making use of the back cover or spare pages in the book. I use them for writing definitions of recurring words, good vocabulary to use in the future when writing the essay and also character maps, explaining the relationship between each character.

I hope you all find this helpful!

((disclaimer: this is just how I do it so don’t shank me pls))

Kate xx


Daisy Johnson in Agents of SHIELD: ‘Hot Potato Soup’


the qostume is almost ready for halloween!! gettin the suit n shirt tailored on monday since they’re a few sizes too big

(remade the mask with a different base, so it stays on much better now and i can actually kinda see)


@pixelhorrorjam Update #3! Also known as the “Fuck I love purple” update. Not the greatest gif quality in the world, but here you go. I’m trying to not give away all the maps I’ve made…

Anyway, progress update!

Maps - 10 / 26 (This will hold steady for a while. The first ten maps make up the bulk of the game. The remaining ones only get seen once or twice, so I’m going to tackle them as they come instead of all at once.)

Sprites - 9 / 10

Portraits - 4 / 12 

Eventing - 21%

Overall -  40 %

I had to slow down a bit to take care of some work stuff, but that’s mostly done with now, so… yeah. Thanks for sticking around.

to @elicedraws, inspired by your AMAZING Day/Night AU. Art by my fabulous partner-in-crime @soluscheese

Dean was not the biggest fan of autumn. It was better than winter, of course, but autumn was when he started to get sleepier. He’d have to leave the sky earlier and earlier with each passing night and tended to sleep a little bit longer every morning, which meant Castiel was left with more time in the sky.

Ages ago, this would have bothered Dean. (Back when he saw Castiel as a threat to his popularity and not a very cute God of Night) Now, he just felt a little bad for giving Castiel more to do. After all, night was boring. During the daylight, Dean was able to watch as people woke up and went about their days. He saw humans laughing and fighting and singing and crying; the whole spectacle was glorious and odd and wonderful. Castiel swore night was full of equal beauty, but as far as Dean could tell, most humans just slept during the night.

A cold breeze swept through the sky and Dean shivered as he shone down on the world. He stifled a yawn as he watched the first of the red and orange leaves fall from their trees and float through the sky. Going to bed was unfortunate, but at least he had sunset to look forwards to. Sunsets meant Castiel.

It never took long before he missed Castiel.

When the edges of the sky began to grow a dusky purple, Dean knew Castiel was near. He took off at a run, heart singing, unwilling to be parted from Castiel even a moment longer. Dean opened his arms wide, ready to scoop Castiel up into a tight hug…when the sight of Castiel sent him screeching to a halt.

Castiel was…well, Castiel was orange.

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anonymous asked:

Does Grillby have a pet in this alternate universe? If not, can someone adopt him a pet?

Oh yes, he does, and if you ever see it you better be prepared to run.

Grillby added for size comparision. His pet is kind of a local attraction in Hotlands, and running away from it has become a popular tradition for the residents. You should know though that this little buddy is really fast, so a word of advice if you want to survive: don’t stop moving

- Poisond