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)
Total Drama Island
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
How to Annotate a
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.
big chunks of text you can’t fit in the margins of your book, such as summaries
of characters, themes, etc
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
2. Tabs (and
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.
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.
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
the main idea on the tab itself, a.k.a. the reason why I highlighted or tabbed
that quote there.
quotes to highlight depends on
What we go
through in class
written as an important quote in the text guide we are given/the internet
think is important. If you’re not sure, ask yourself WHY is that quote
important and if you can answer that, highlight it!!!
explanation of quotes is written on the actual pages, and often right under a
tab to elaborate.
using a thin pen as in 0.38 to really fit in as much as possible.
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
(pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua; gotta get that colour coding)
- Pilot Frixion
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
- 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
((disclaimer: this is
just how I do it so don’t shank me pls))
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
My mom is a cover model! That’s Mom on the cover of this year’s official Reunions Guide! The photo is of Mom at last year’s Reunions, but Mom had no idea this photo even existed before seeing this cover!
Tonight i saw Your Name 君の名は。(Kimi no Na wa 2016) in the cinema, il try not to say too much other than i really enjoyed it :D annnd i can see why its doing so well around the world. Im big fan of Shinkai’s other films & shorts but i was glad that the story had more to offer than a typical romance and was also packed with humour, drama & personality. Compared to his previous works it features even more of his signature face melting/beautiful/breath taking digital art & scenery but even from the first few shots you can see his shot composition and cinematography skill has reached a whole new level.
As far as comparing Your Name to Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away…. its a total apples and oranges situation and i think the least abstract comparison can be made in box office figures as the films are made by two men from completely different generations created using a very different set of tools and skills. Its said that 2D animation is a dead art form but the truth is its just being made in a different way and personally I’m glad there are a new generation of anime film creators like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda around.
(Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post and let me know what they thought of Your Name, honestly the most fun thing about tumblr for me is reading other peoples comments my posts)