and some steps

Hey, there! Someone recently asked me, “How do you make a moodboard?” It’s a tough question to answer, actually, because I wasn’t sure if the person meant conceptually (the process of conceiving one) or technically (the process of putting it together on a computer). So, I thought I’d make a masterpost covering both, as well as some tips on aesthetics.

Step 1: Conceiving of your moodboard

Sometimes people will make requests, and half the work will be done for you. They’ll request “Hufflepuff, doodles, tea, INFP, Virgo, travel” and you’ll know that these are themes/motifs/images that you should try to include. Alternately, you may have a more general feeling that you are trying to evoke through images: melancholy, for example. You may also have a specific aesthetic that you’re trying to achieve. ~Aesthetic~ is a tricky word and can mean several different things in varying contexts. “Brooding sad girl lyfe” could be an aesthetic, a cohesive visual goal. In this case, all the components of the moodboard would be contributing to this notion of a brooding sad girl and her lyfe.

Step 2: Finding pictures

Once you have an idea of where you want to go with your moodboard, it’s time to hunt for images! I like to surf the tags on Tumblr, and if I can’t find something that suits my needs there, I’ll turn to Google images. Remember to keep track of where you find your pics so you can give credit later (or even better: ask permission to use them).

Step 3: Making the thing

You can compose a moodboard by simply uploading photos to Tumblr and moving them around, or you could use graphic design software. I like to use Canva because it’s easy and free. It also allows you to save the moodboard as a single image. I’ll briefly go through making a moodboard with Canva.

First choose a size by clicking “Use Custom Dimensions”: 900 x 900 pixels is standard for square moodboards. You can also set the size using inches instead of pixels.

Then you choose a layout from the lefthand menu. 

Next, load your pictures by clicking “Upload” in the lefthand menu. Once they’re uploaded, you can begin dragging them over to the cells. Double clicking a picture allows you to adjust its positioning in the cell.

When positioning the photos, I always like to keep in mind balance: of light and dark, of colors, of subject matter. I wouldn’t want two pictures of teacups next to each other. I wouldn’t want two pictures of text next to each other either. Balance is key. Glancing over it quickly, you should get a sense of a flow of images, with nothing too jarring or standing out. This will make for a cohesive moodboard.

My personal style is a little busier than most, meaning the images are more crowded and cramped. I find this gives the moodboard more texture and makes it more visually interesting. This is just my opinion. I still find minimal moodboards to be beautiful, too.

Step 4: Posting the thing

Always give credit where and when you can. And the more credit you give the better: if you know the photographer’s name–awesome! If not, then the blog where you found it should suffice. Some people believe you should ask permission before posting a photo to a moodboard, but often this won’t work in the interest of time. It’s actually a little bit of a controversial subject; many people practice crediting in different ways. This is just my suggestion. I also usually offer to take down a photo if the owner objects. I used all my own images for this masterpost and blurred out others to save myself the trouble :) You really should credit the owners, though.

I hope this was helpful. Message me with any questions or feel free to add on!

*:・゚✧How to find time to read*:・゚✧

hello everyone! i have decided to write this masterpost because to me this topic has always been quite important: expecially now in the summer, i find myself packed in books i have to read for school and/or that i want to read for personal culture, but the time, as always, seems to be never enough.
Driven by the need of having social life, getting enough sleep, studying for next year’s school lectures and also read everything i want (and have to), i have managed to develop this method that allows me to do all my duties and still have enough time to read four books during a day.
so here’s some steps that will defenitely help you findyour time to read!


1. Try to wake up early. Maybe this wasn’t what you wanted to hear but this is fundamental if you want to have more time. If you are not a morning person, i suggest downloading the app alarmy (android download // apple download). I use it since ages and it really works for me - how it works is that you take a pic of something before you go to sleep (for example i took a pic of the bathroom sink) and in the morning the alarm wont go off unless you take the exact same pic, so that you are literally forced to get up. (I have a few methods to wake myself up in th morning, if you’re interested I’ll make ar masterpost about this!)


2. Read as first thing in the morning This is actually quite interesting. Reading as first thing in the morning is incredibly beneficiant since it actually activates the brain cells and it makes you feel more awaken and productive since the very beginning of the day, expecially if you read something you deeply enjoy. I love waking up, washing my face and going back to bed to read half an hour or so The Art of Being Happy by Shopenhauer  while i drink a glass of iced water. I truly reccomend you to try this because it really sets the tone of your day.


3. Read in between your study sessions. If you follow the pomodoro method you should be a step ahed in this point but even if you don’t, every day is the right day to start something new! The pomodoro method is basically a method in which you study for 25 minutes and then take a break of 5 minutes. I have modified this method to make it more suitable to my needs, and so i usually study for 35 mins and then i have an 10 minutes break; during this break i manage to read some pages, and it motivates me both to work harder during the session and to remain focused!


4. Read half an hour before lunch and dinner and half an hour later. it seems pretty dumb but it is not: before and after a meal are possibly the times in our day where we are most likely to be distracted by hunger or by lazyness; so instead of forcing ourselves on doing work that wont’t be productive, a better option would be to just stop and relax our minds by reading. By doing this, we will gain two hours out of our busy day to read without wasting any study time. 


5. Listen to audiobooks!!!! I literally cannot stress enough how convenient audiobooks are. You can do anything else but still be reading! Another way to take advantage of audiobooks is by having the book under the eyes and just listen to the audiobook and follow in the book This lower by so freaking much the chances to get distracted, and it will make the reading more fluid and, fore some, interesting (Luckily, youtube is full of free audiobooks of almost any classic book you want to read so you won’t have to pay for audiobooks)

so, to conlude this masterpost, let’s do the math:
We have 24 hours. Lets say we wake up at 6.30. We will read an hour and then we will start our day. We accomplish from 8 to 11 am 3 pomodoro study sessions with 24 mins of reading. Then we have half an hour before and half an hour after lunch. We manage to make 5 sessions form 2 to 7 pm, with 40 mins of reading.
Another half an hour before dinner and half an hour after. If i’m not mistaken, we managed to read about 4 hours before evening, without stealing any time to the study and having the whole night ahed to go to sleep early, have social life or, most likely, continue to reading for another couple of hours


If you have read all the way to here, i am so thankful for your existence and for your patience, I truly do hope this masterpost will help you!!! If you have any suggestions or question or anything feel completely free to message me ≧◡≦

anonymous asked:

So how exactly can you get on t? Is it something you just ask your primary doctor or do you have to take some steps in order to get it?

Hey! It depends where you’re from. In the UK you need to be referred to a gender identity clinic through your GP, you may have to go through counselling beforehand though. And in the US you can find a local gender therapist who will be able to help you, or some planned parenthoods offer hrt so call up your local one to see if they have it and then they should be able to help you from there!

If I’ve missed anything please add!

-Louie

2

someone suggested smooches and another cuddles sooooo

i’ve been wanting to do FE x animal crossing for years and it has happened at last dkjfldf

also have some variants!

Some doodles I did on the side yesterday night ( @blesstale drew Zunde that there ) including Dreby taking his first steps. I saw this kid screaming “NOOOO!” at some meat in a grocery store before running to his mom, so there we go ✌️

Seeing all this stuff about the Alex Tizon discourse is making me wanna throw up. 

Listen. What they did? It’s slavery. We know. We get it.  But it’s not your slavery, it is a product of the broken system which we have been mired in, one which America has been directly complicit in. It’s an unfortunate case, horrifying, not entirely unexpected, but not exactly the norm. The issue here is that foreigners are trying to put words in our mouth and making this discussion about them instead of letting Filipinos process this and have a proper conversation about it without them shutting us down and screaming BUT SLAVERY!!! APOLOGISTS!!! not only that but they’re deliberately misunderstanding our language and honorifics, they are making things out to be something they’re not.

The system is broken. Any Filipino can tell you that. Yelling at us isn’t going to fix it unless you can somehow fix an entire culture with a press of a button and magically remove 400 years of colonialism and oppression, both by foreigners and fellow Filipinos, which has directly contributed to how desperate and helpless our people have become. It just doesn’t work that way.

But what really pisses me off about this? It’s because we’ve already been silenced before. We have been colonized, mistreated, our culture erased and labeled as inferior, our country gutted for resources and labor and this is still happening, just now its happening on more socially acceptable terms. 

Context and the underlying culture does matter, especially when our culture has already been so abused and erased that we have no idea what kind of culture or history we would have had if it hadn’t been beaten out of us by colonizers for 400 years, even the name of our country, our very identity. To this day we still struggle with our identity as a people, with the colonial mentality and nation-wide inferiority complex instilled in us by colonizers.

Keep in mind that every time you yell at us about how culture doesn’t matter, you’re all slavery apologists, without taking into consideration our views, our culture and the system which contributes to this, and how people are still working to correct it despite the fact that progress will likely not come for another 20? 30? years maybe even longer. Progress is slow when you live in a country where every system is designed against you. We are seeing people from a country which oppressed us, attempting to once again erase our narrative and tell us they know better, perhaps then you can forgive us for being wary of foreigners dismissing our culture and views to propagate their own.

6

partybaby2017 fav moments 5/x : yongguk being so damn rude during “i guess u need u”

5

Yuzuru Hanyu || (clean) Chopin 3.0

(x) edit: video has been taken down