and thanks to all visit the livestream

“One visit to the Blurr’s cookie jar later…”
Drawn on a recent livestream, it’s ex-rid’s Starscream going all “WEHHHH” after a visit to Blurr’s cookie jar.

Blurr ate the last cookie, see?

For @ephdraws ! Thanks for requesting this emoji!

(Also, you may have noticed- this is part of a minimum 3-updates a week thing I am trying to do! Fingers crossed we keep to schedule! I draw enough stuff typically to post stuff - now to STICK to posting it :D)

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma. I love to visit you whether from Tumblr to your livestream on Instagram, and honestly, you are a way better counselor than the ones I had in school. You know so much about things and I've studied various careers but by now, I've forgotten most things. Do you know how I can improve my memory? Love you Emma and thanks for helping all of us. All the best!

Hi! Thank you so much for following them both, that is so nice of you. Gosh, that is such an insanely kind compliment. I’m really flattered! Here are some memory tips:

  • read and summarise - read the passage over. Highlight or underline key words and only key words! Summarise in your own words what you’ve read. Try to make it simpler and more to the point.
  • listen to audio - either place your notes into google translate or if you have a mac, select the text and click “add as spoken track to itunes”. That way you’ll get a file just talking about your notes which you can add to your phone. I did this with an essay two years ago and still remember it haha!
  • make sure your studying in an active and meaningful way - just passively studying isn’t going to put the information in your brain. You need to find ways to engage your brain. This could be using different study methods such as mind maps, study groups or flash cards!
  • handwrite your notes - by writing things out you’re giving your brain more time to process the information and therefore it is being more absorbed.
  • set up a study schedule over time rather than trying to cram - you’re better off doing an hour of study of a topic over a few days or weeks compared to trying to memorise everything in 4 hours.
  • talk about it to someone - ask a family member or friend to test your knowledge. Try to explain the concept to them without your notes. If you can manage, awesome! If not, you’ll be able to see where your knowledge gaps are.
  • use mnemonic devices - this could be making a story, an acronym, or rhymes!
  • get some sleep - sleep is an easy way to boost your remember. A lot of people recommend reviewing notes or flashcards before bed!
  • use a colour code - I love colour coding my notes! It helps me visualise my notes when I need to remember things!
  • follow the curve of forgetting - You can’t be expected to remember every single thing from a class. Here is a graphic on the curve of forgetting. As you can see with the blue line, most of what you learn is forgotten if you don’t review it. But what the other lines show is how is can be retained if you review consistently. Make an effort to review your notes after class, after a day, after a week, and after a month.

I hope this helps!! x


Wadanohara And The Great Blue Sea // Samekichi & Wadanohara

This is the result of my livestream I did today.

Special thanks to seabluewitchs-puff and aku who entertained and encouraged me so much during the livestream! ;v; ♥ Thank you all for watching! ♥

Ryuko and NeoMikey are moving out!

We’re STAYING ON TUMBLR, don’t you worry!  But it’s true - if all goes as planned, one week from today, we will be moving out to another city at least 1.5 days of driving away.

We love living here with my family, but it’s time for us to strike out on our own!  And, like all new experiences, it’s a little exciting AND terrifying all at once.

Do we have jobs out there yet?  NOPE.  Do we have a set apartment to move into?  NUH UH.  What are we taking with us?  Whatever necessities we can fit in the car.  Our plan is to get out there, stay at a hotel, hunt for jobs, find an apartment, and get the furniture we need as QUICKLY as we can.

Of course, one of our biggest concerns/priorities is money.  Our finances are pretty solid, but going into the great unknown, there’s no telling what surprises we’ll face.

So my commissions are open yet again!  I am able to do all listed projects EXCEPT ANIMATION due to the serious time constraints we’ll be facing in the coming weeks.  If you purchase a commission from me, I am willing to stream my work LIVE FOR YOU on my Picarto channel at any time convenient for you! (This of course excludes the time between our moving out and setting up internet again, hopefully within the first week of June!)

Click here to see the most recent examples of my work!

Want to see what my streams are like?  Visit my Picarto channel today, May 17, in the afternoon Mountain time!  I will be completing some OC meme prompts while listening to awesome music and chilling with awesome friends!

Payments, tips, and donations are accepted via Paypal to!  If nothing else, please reblog this and spread the word!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your support!  Without you, NeoMikey and I might not have reached this point this soon!  Hope to see you all later!


hi guys!!! so after all this time and a million deep breaths, i’ve finally launched my kickstarter to fund my first ever full-length album!!!

i don’t have a record label. this sometimes sucks (because no money lol) BUT it is 99% awesome because it means I get to make my record EXACTLY how i want, which is my absolute fav way to work. this record has been in the works for so long and it’s so important to me: my dream is to make it absolutely perfect. if you’re not familiar with kickstarter, it’s a website where you can pledge as much or as little money as you want to help me meet the financial goal of my project. in return, you get rewards from ME!!!! the project will only be funded if i meet the goal, so every donation helps!

your wonderful generous donations will go towards production costs, making physical copies of the record, collaborations, videos…basically, making all these big ideas i have into a reality!!!! of course, these donations mean the f***ng world to me, and in return i’m gonna give you the record (duh) plus a bunch of other cool stuff (diy seminars!!!! livestreamed show!!! a zine full of art and stuffs!!!) to say thanks!!

this project means everything to me and it means even more that you guys are so supportive and have been for so long. i can’t thank you guys enough for all of your contributions, kind words, funny memes…….all that stuff.

click here to visit my kickstarter page and donate if you want!!!! i can’t do it without you (:

Thank You 5,000 Followers!

Hello everyone! So I am awful and because I have been so busy with work and moving and my friends coming to visit I completely missed my 5,000 follower mark!!!

BUT I have every intention to make it up to you! And here’s my idea:

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do for you guys, and I even recorded a thank-you video for you all while I was at work, but it’s stupid and I don’t like listening to myself talk so that was a no-go. And I am going to have to do an inbox purge this weekend BUUUUT I thought I’d give you guys the chance to tell ME what to draw for a livestream as a thank you to everyone!

So go ahead and send me an ask telling me what you would like to see me draw for a livestream this Sunday, and I will choose my favorite one (or maybe more??) to draw for you all!

And I’m trying to keep this short, but I just wanted to say thank you all so much. I cannot thank you enough for watching me, enjoying my art, sharing your thoughts and passions with me and for being so kind to me. You guys let me be myself and help me to enjoy what I’m doing. You are the reason why I continue to post everyday, your words of encouragement help me get through even the worst of times. And who else can I rely on to help me get through an imprisonment at Starbucks than you guys?

Anyway, truly thank you. I love hearing from you, I love the gifts you give me, I love everything you do for me. I can’t thank you enough <3