also to organize

8.24.16  ♡   4/100 days of productivity

Did more paintings for studio art. I still don’t know what to do for my portfolio and I’m kinda freaking out. Went to school today for another garden harvest but it was raining so we stopped earlier. I also stayed to help organize our library. Our school had been under construction for the whole summer and it looks so different now. I’m gonna get lost on the first day of school even though I’m a senior now. Also killed that huge macaron as soon as I finished taking this picture.

What I’ve Learned About Notebooks From My Last 4 Years of College

1. Multiple Subject Notebooks

I highly recommend multi-subject notebooks for a lot of reasons. If you are someone who has a hard time staying organized or are a bit forgetful, take care of yourself and just keep everything for the quarter in one notebook. This can also help if you don’t have a lot of storage space in your living area or backpack. It can help leave room for your textbooks and laptop. If you’re the kind of person that likes to preserve your notes for later, you’ll also be able to easily organize by quarter.

2. You’ll Probably Use Less Space Than You Think

There is only one notebook that I’ve completely filled and that was an Algebra notebook that I bought from Daiso. The rest of my notebooks have a lot of pages in the back that were unused. My solution to this has been to buy smaller notebooks to decrease that waste and keep organization, or just use multiple subject notebooks. However, this has also made me less afraid of taking up a lot of space when I feel the need to and turning to the next page for organizational purposes.

3. Take Notes On Syllabus Day

In most of my notebooks, I have a page from the first day of class and I have usually used those to answer a question about the teacher that I had later in the quarter. If I don’t have that, I have a marked up copy of the syllabus, which answers the questions. 

4. Date Your Notes

This has been really helpful to note only me, but my peers. Before I have started taking notes every day, I make sure I have the date written down. This has helped me figure out what has been covered on what days. It has allowed me to give notes to peers if they happened to miss class.

5. Mark Sections

This can be done by test section, chapter, or whatever else makes sense for your individual classes. I’ve typically marked sections with flags, that way I can easily turn to the new section if need be. If you happen to be using a multiple subject notebook, definitely color code these.

6. Headlines Will Save Your Life

We’ve all seen the beautiful note taking posts with nice headlines. They work. You don’t have to put as much effort into them, but just make them bigger and noticeable for your future-self to be able to reference. You’ll be happy you did. 

7. Consider Transcribing Digital Notes

In the last year, I’ve taken all of my notes digitally. When I have had time, I’ve transcribed those to a notebook and organized them as a way of studying them. This makes them looks nice and familiarizes me with the information. 

8. Perfect Notes Don’t Exist

The most important thing I want to say is your notes are perfect just the way they are if they are organized in the way that works for you, you can reference back to them for the information you need, and you can read them. They don’t have to be beautiful or cute. They just need to work for you. I’ve struggled when I’ve tried to make pretty notes while in class. Make a system that works easily for you and follow it. If making pretty notes is what will help you, then by all means go ahead and organize them, but consider waiting until you are back at your desk. 


These have been my experiences with notebooks. Your experience might be different, so by all means find your own methods and make your notebooks work for you in whatever way they need to. Good luck out there!

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                                     ( First Image has a caption. )

Caption was suggested by a good friend - but this came about when Pen pressure broke and suddenly I felt like drawing Lex - which turned into this.  And I’m glad I doodled this.

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Finally finished setting up the new studio stuff. We replaced the huge file storage with a shelf + drawers. And my old desk with a standing desk for health purposes. It took forever but I’m hoping this will be much better for us. I also organized everything, we moved everything and did a huge clean up. Feeling refreshed. ✨ Onward to some art! W00! Also big thanks to @lopiken for taking on many huge projects with me this month, poor guy. 😅#artist #studio #artstudio #workspace #office #standingdesk #ikea #ikeahack #audraauclair

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Heaven-sin Follow Forever

July 1st marked me being on this shitty website for a year and even though I’m late, I decided to do a follow forever for all of the amazing blogs I’ve found since then. Some of these blogs I’ve been following basically since the beginning of time and others since last week. Each of the blogs below are amazing, kind, and I love seeing each of their loss on my dash. Anyway below is a complete list of my all time favourite tumblr blogs, I did my best to organize them alphabetically so that they are easy to go through!

#-f
@109-degrees @5sostastic @affablesam @amidcla @ashtonscreams @beauty-guns-death @citywalkluke @coffeesheeran @foxboroughswift

h-r
@haditfiguredout @hclyground @htdws @joshsfrend @kaleidoscope-of-l0ud @ouutofthewoods @passinnotesinsecrecy @prettyheathen @rockalbum6 @rumorflys

s-z
@sheskindaswift @speaknowhealy @stereomuke @teylors @thatsickbeat @tr-u-ce @tylorswft @weak-sunlight @weareaddictswithapen @yourfangsandmysparetime

the universe aligns for us (sometimes)

an;; because i was told it was @zutaraweek but rip i didn’t know until today and fuck if it i don’t write a reincarnation au please love me and forgive me for the errors i’m kinda rushing. and i included dragons, memories and lilacs because i feel like shit for not doing anything until like. the 4th day.


[ao3]

(there is always a you, and there is always a me even if we aren’t on the same continent)

Shes everyone’s favourite English teacher, with a reputation for stupidly hard tests. Hes the new guy who loves Science and finds a way to get everyone to participate. They meet in the teachers lounge when reaching for the same doughnut (it was chocolate covered with rainbow sprinkles). She introduces herself as Katara and he tells her that hes Zuko. Throughout the day she shows him around, and tells him about some of the kids they teach. They meet in the lounge everyday and eventually fall into a relationship somewhere between co-workers and friends. He tells her that he got his scar from a science experiment gone wrong, and she tells him that she fell in love with storytelling after her mother died. During the summer they barely see each other and the following year hes transferred to another school with more pay. She thinks about him every time one of her students comes back from science class complaining about the work and he forgets about her until he goes to the store around the corner to get chocolate covered ones with rainbow sprinkles.

Katara Hart. One of the most famous singers worldwide and he knows the words to every single song, even the ones that have yet to be released. His little sister Azula makes fun of him for liking her, teasing him about his ‘GIANT CRUSH’ on someone so unattainable so he pushes her out the door. When his mom leaves, he plays her song on a loop and cries wishing that he could have her fame to get his mom to stay. As he grows older he becomes a less avid fan, but one day he passes by the t.v. to see her in a commercial. With a small smile, he fondly remembers all the time he dedicated to her before shutting the t.v. off. She never meets him and he forgets about her.

They’re like Snow White and Charming but younger and better because he slayed a dragon for her. After that she lives with him in his castle and they rule the land together and fairly. She takes care of all the diplomatic relationships and he makes sure that shes happy. Katara and Zuko. The townsfolk say that no previous rulers loved each other so much and so deeply. Some say its because hes the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Cinderella. Others say its just because they balance each other out. Whatever the reason they love each other enough to fill three worlds. When they die, its together, their hands intertwined, a soft smile on their face.

He goes into Ikea looking for lightbulbs because hes going to college and has no idea where the lightbulbs are. She laughs at him for ten minuets straight when he tells her and he calls her an ass. Eventually she leads him to the lightbulbs and they spend the next hour talking to each other. When he leaves with lightbulbs he hands her his number. She grins and promises to call him after her shifts over. He waits for an entire week, screwing in the lightbulbs and settling into his new dorm room. She never does.

Every teacher cries when they get both Zuko and Katara in the same class. They can’t stand each other, always spitting acid at one another. Fire in their hearts, their tongues weapons ready to fight. In History she rolls her eyes when he answers a question and raises her hand to correct him. He makes an offhand comment and not even two seconds go by that shes standing up glaring down at him, her hands curled up into a ball. They’re yelling at each other so close to bodily harm but then the bell rings. He tells her that shes ‘worse than toads shit that had been pissed on by her pathetic brother’ and Katara kicks him in the shin so hard he can’t move for a whole half hour. She refuses to apologize and instead gives him the finger.

Katara’s working the graveyard shift at her coffee job praying for death when he walks in. He orders latte and impatiently taps his fingers against the counter checking his watch every few seconds. After a minute he asks whats taking so long and she snaps at him telling him to shut the hell up. Zuko tells her to fuck off, hes late, and she asks him that its 3 a.m. in the morning who the hell is he meeting some drug dealer? He glares at her so fiercely its a wonder that she doesn’t shrink away then tells her to not be an immature brat. Katara gives him the finger and dumps a coffee, black, all over him. He swears before telling her to go fuck herself and slams out of the store. He never comes back.

They date throughout college. Zuko tells her about his family and about how his scar was a punishment from his father with the lighter. She tells him about her brother and how much she loves him and wants to protect him. They go to parties and fuck in empty closets whispering words they wouldn’t be able to say otherwise. She starts thinking that maybe hes the one, she starts thinking marriage and as soon as he finds out Zuko runs out as fast as he can. He tells her that he can’t commit, its too much, she deserves better. She doesn’t argue. Two years later she meets someone when biking through Europe. He has open eyes and a heart full of hope and proposes to her a year after they date. Zuko finds out through facebook and when he gets the wedding invitation he stares at it for three days straight before throwing it out. A week after the wedding she gets a card in the mail from him and a plain necklace with nothing on it.

Hes a bartender who dropped out of college and shes miserable. Three hours later and Zuko is laughing from behind the bar while she dances on tables and scares customers into leaving. Then she picks a random guy and hooks up with him in the bathroom while he cleans the counter and serves other people. Later she comes out of the bathroom looking too small for her body. Zuko’s heart breaks a little; he calls a cab and pays the driver a little extra to take her to her apartment. She shows up the next day to thank him. He keeps seeing her for the next three years but they don’t learn anything about each other past their first name and favourite drinks. Then she graduates college and leaves without so much as thinking of him.

He doesn’t know her. But his girlfriend does and tells him that shes far too fucking cheery. She complains all the time about this girl, tells him her name is ‘Katara’ but her boyfriend calls her ‘Kat-Kat’. They met when he came into the store looking for lilacs. ‘Kat-Kat’ hands him some and he tells her they’re for his parents then gives her his number and, according to Zuko’s girlfriend they start dating two days later. Its a fucking nightmare she tells him when getting back to their too-small apartment. He thinks about how nice that sounds, an easy romance. When his girlfriend breaks up with Zuko he sits alone in a too-small apartment and wonders if he will ever get an easy romance.

When he kisses her it tastes like bitterness and pain. She wonders how someone so young could have this inside of her but doesn’t care. He fucks her with so much energy, and when she kisses him it leaves him breathless. Her hand strokes his face, her thumb resting on his scar while the other hand clings so tight to his hair its a wonder that it doesn’t all fall out. She forgets about the world outside the door, and crashes her lips against his, screaming for more. When they’re done he leaves, his clothes rumpled, the door slightly ajar. She cries into a strangers pillow and feels her veins soak in the sadness she tried to fuck away. She feels like a whore when picking up her bra from the window sill.

Sokka sets them up. He thought it would be great, his sister and the nerd from his math class. They go out a few times and they get along great. She challenges him to be more daring, and he helps her with her work. They stay up late at night, talking, painting each others nails and watching reruns of crappy tv shows. But then his father calls for him, and when he breaks up with her she doesn’t so much as blink. No one was attached, neither of them were committed. Two months later he meets a girl with black hair who doesn’t let anyone in but him. They get engaged and married in under a year.

They’ve known each other forever. In elementary school they became friends when she told some kids being mean to him to go away and been inseparable ever since. In middle school he finally asked her out, to a school dance and then went out throughout high school. When his mom died she held his hand during the funeral and told Azula off when she made fun of Zuko. When her dad left to serve in the military he stayed with her every night for a year. Sokka dragged him away senior year and told him to propose, there had been together for seven years. Since they were kids, and Zuko agreed. During graduation he proposed and she screamed so loud it shattered glass. Then all of a sudden they were twenty-five, out of a job and life was starting to hit them. And they weren’t seventeen making out at a party, they were trying to handle bills and a mortgage. And he forgot to put the seat down one too many times, she was stubborn a little too much and all of a sudden having feet up on the dashboard wasn’t cute it was just another distraction. They filed a divorce in less than a year.

Hes thirteen years old and wonders why his father hates him so. Hes banished with a scar as a reminder of his worthlessness and when shes seventeen she hates him so fiercely it would take down seventeen armies. Hes chasing after her friend, the Avatar for some pathetic reason and she doesn’t understand that all hes trying to do is get back his life. But then he realizes his life was shit anyways and he joins them, he helps them and she hates him until she doesn’t.

(some stories have a happy ending but a lot of them end with tragedy in our soul)

Hey! It’s been a while- how have you been? As you might have noticed, I’ve gotten inactive here.

First of all- THANKS FOR ALL THE MESSAGES, REALLY! And- sorry for not replying to them.;; I wanted to answer to each one with a doodle like I always did, but then they started to pile up and I felt it’d be unfair to only reply to a few.

BUT!!! I want to say that I’ve read all of them, and will hold each one of them dear to my heart! I’ve received nothing but kindness from you guys, and it really means a lot to me. 

Sadly, I’m back to my usual ~jumping around fandoms~ and am not as active in Fates as before. I’ve also decided I won’t update this blog anymore

I’m still active on twitter, tho, and if you want to talk, I’ll be there! As you prob know, I’m a snail when it comes to replying, but I’d love to talk to you nonetheless.

Once again, thanks so much for being so kind and supportive! I’ve had a really good time here, and it was all thanks to you guys. ; u ; I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate each ask I’ve received from you all, really. ////

Stay safe and take care!

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Kenny Baker, Actor Who Played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' Dead At 83
In addition to playing one of the series' most memorable characters, Baker appeared in Willow, Labyrinth and The Elephant Man.
By Mic

Kenny Baker, the 3 foot 8 inch actor who portrayed the droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, died at the age of 83 following a “long illness,” reported the Guardian on Saturday.

Baker portrayed the famous robot in 1977’s Episode IV — A New Hope, as well as its sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the prequel film trilogy.

According to Wookiepedia, before director George Lucas hired Baker to climb inside the R2-D2 suit, Baker was “a circus and cabaret performer with entertainer Jack Purvis,” and his other film credits include Willow, Labyrinth and The Elephant Man. He was also an accomplished mouth organ player and had an act in stand-up comedy.

“It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless,” Baker’s niece, Abigail Shield, told theGuardian. “He had a very long and fulfilled life. He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime.”

burnt-toasty  asked:

I saw your post about fall blogs and they just sound lovely so I was wondering if you have any to recommend

ooooooooooooh this is a great question! Here’s a little list I compiled of a few of my faves:

coffeeshop-comfort.tumblr.com

littlewickedthingsx.tumblr.com/

moonstone-dust.tumblr.com

perfectoctober.tumblr.com

pumpkinsandleaves.tumblr.com

autumntiming.tumblr.com

cozy-fall-blog.tumblr.com

cozyautumnchills.tumblr.com

octoberanytime.tumblr.com

autumn-pumpkin-witch.tumblr.com

fallfashionand-felines.tumblr.com

sitting-by-a-warm-fire.tumblr.com

goldencrispautumn.tumblr.com

wood-fawn.tumblr.com

autumncozy.tumblr.com

and last but not least, I have a seasonal blog and I’ll be starting fall blogging on september first, if you want to follow that one as well :) warm-heart-cold-hands.tumblr.com - (here’s what i was blogging last october)

enjoy! 

one of my corny but effective psychosis coping mechanisms is processing reality as fictional tropes - i am the protagonist, and this delusional hallucinatory nightmare is the bad guy using some bullshit illusion magic spell to mess with me mentally/emotionally hoping i’ll break and give up.
fuck you evil wizard none of this is real i know i exist and also that my blood and organs belong inside my body because i have determination or friendship or sheer defiant spite or whatever it is that makes you pop into stardust out of pure frustration

Ignore the mess… but I finally built my book shelves!

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I’ll make an exception by posting something not related to fashion. World Child Cancer is a cause really close to Caitriona’s heart. She is a proud patron and very vocal about it. They focus on helping children with cancer in the developing world. “ We believe that no child should be left to die of a painful illness when they could be cured with relatively simple and affordable treatments”. After seeing my cousin’s three years old little boy die from cancer i can tell no child should suffer like this. 

“This September to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, World Child Cancer are running  a worldwide social media campaign entitled #whenIWasYoung” https://www.worldchildcancer.org/get-involved/september-campaign

You can also organize a Gold Walk this September https://www.worldchildcancer.org/go-gold-world-child-cancer

“The country you are born in should not be a deciding factor in your battle against cancer”. Caitriona Balfe

Greetings,                                                

SLANG was founded in 2005 when Community Activist, Maurice Robinson led protests concerning youth violence, oppression, systematic racism, and all other ills that plague black people and poor people around the world. In 2009, SLANG eventually involved into a school club at the downtown campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College providing mentoring activities for middle school aged students.

SLANG is currently a movement that focuses on providing education of hidden history and support for elementary, middle-school and high school aged students to assist them to become self-motivated and to become educated of African history. SLANG encourages mentors to facilitate group discussions about achieving goals, having news articles discussions about issues in their community and to brainstorm solutions.

SLANG also encourages connecting individuals and organizations in the community who have a sincere interest in empowering the poor, disadvantage and underprivileged. SLANG encourages collaborations that will analyze plans, discuss strategies and long-lasting solutions, and educate each other while engaging new partners.

Goals:

·       Connecting coalitions & networks in communities

·       Educating youth of African, hidden and local history

·       Having news articles discussions that will lead to problem solving

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Your donation will strengthen us as we actively pursue our goals of empowering youth and ending oppression, systematic racism and all other ills that people in our communities.

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Thank you in advance for reviewing our program and joining the fight to create a better future for our youth!

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