So here’s the thing. I think, so many people, myself included, are too harsh on themselves. They see someone else’s work and think “I’m not as good as them.” I know I do this, and it’s wrong. There is a difference between seeing something and being inspired to work to get better, to hone your skills more, and seeing something and thinking that your work isn’t good enough. Don’t think that. Every time you write you get better, even if they are small improvements. Even if you don’t think your work is good, there are people out there who adore it.
Don’t tear yourself down like that, man. You don’t deserve it.
So with the emergence of the anime becoming more and more
popular, of course the fan base is growing and growing, I would even say to
heights like seen in Fairy Tail, Naruto, etc.
However, with the series getting more popular, you are stuck
with more….negative opinions about the characters that in my mind are sometimes
just not necessary.
Now, this blog is normally Ochako and Kacchako and I intend
to mostly keep it that way but lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of negative posts
towards Momo and frankly, I’m heavily displeased by this, especially since
she’s one of the most well portrayed girls in the series and it’s really
heartbreaking on my end to see posts that essentially dismiss her for more
shallow reasons that don’t need to be here.
I mean to start this off, are we going to simply forget that
she came into UA on a recommendation and was a student that made even All Might
shook when asked why Iida was the winner of the exercise
or how, even though the class didn’t know her, she was still
voted to be Assistant Class President?
or how she was able to act calm and rational during the USJ
or how she still managed to get the top grade in the midterm
exams and didn’t get it to her head but actually acted BENEVOTELY and helped
her classmates who asked her for help?
or how it was HER plan that got Todoroki and her to win the exam that they were
But ya know, because of her BODY, we’re going to ignore that
right? We’re going to ignore how amazing and how smart she is simply because of
I won’t lie guys, I’ve heard people complaining about her
quirk and even saying how bad her quirk is designed when it’s like??? It
actually makes a lot of sense why it’s like that since she does create large
objects like shields, spears, A FREAKING CANON, like it makes sense for her to
need to use fat call throughout her body to be able to achieve that look.
Which brings me to talk about her costume. Oh boy, this is
the one that when I first entered the fandom, no one really said anything but
now that the series is more popular, everyone has become experts on body proportions
and quirk designs and apparently fashion design since her costume isn’t good
enough for her.
I mean look at the costume design that Horikoshi put in for
her and how he planned that all out for her
At some point, yes I understand, Horikoshi is a pervert,
sometimes his intentions aren’t the best, I get that. But consider this, even
though he had the ability to make Ochako’s and Tsuyu’s costumes completely
perverted, he chose against that. He had the perfect opportunity to indulge in
that yet he didn’t. What I love about Horikoshi is that he thinks about the practicality
of the quirks and designs the costumes based on that as well taking into
consideration the character’s personality and what they would want.
So guys, at some point, reality check moment: Momo is
comfortable with her body enough to wear a costume that she deemed necessary
for the usage of her quirk. And she chose that design for that outfit and has
not said a word about this entire series. She even had an opportunity to create
it to be more closed and she chose not to. MOMO CHOSE HER OUTFIT AND VIEWS IT
GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER HERO WORK.
In this moment too, I would like to share what even Midnight
said during Episode 34 at the very beginning.
So another reality check: The only people who are saying it’s
sexual are the people who are sexualizing her to begin with. Instead of viewing
it as more of a practical thing that is designed for her quirk (which involves utilizing
her fat cells and creating stuff through her skin), people begin to view as
sexual and are condemning her for having a revealing costume. Which, to me personally,
I find ironic since tumblr is filled with campaigns of free the nipple and the
stopping of sexualization of breasts and female anatomy, yet look what’s
happening here. People are taking her costume and saying she’s being sexualized
for choosing a design that would give her optimal openness to use her quirk.
I mean look at how she used it in the Aizawa fight
Having that navel cavity helped her out immensely during
this fight and she was able to create the alloy material in a much faster way
with having access to areas where most of her fat is stored.
Which, I also heard people commenting on how Momo’s body
doesn’t make sense and how skinny she is in comparison to her boobs (which I’ve
seen that in real life, it’s not uncommon), but if you see in this spread
She actually isn’t the skinniest person in the world. Keep
in mind that while she does use her fat cells to make stuff, she does also
consume A LOT OF FOOD TOO to keep up with the level of activity too so she does
get chubby sometimes so it’s a wrong assumption to think she has this INCRDIBLY
PERFECT BODY WITH NO FAT when she does! Which only makes it only more natural
Honestly, her entire arc in the beginning of the manga (or
at least up into this exam point) has been so powerful, so realistic, and so
amazingly well done.
I mean to consider,
very similarly to Bakugou, while we haven’t gotten much of her backstory, given
how she behaved in Season 1, we can have a somewhat assumption that she came
from a great home and was well praised for her quirk. Obviously, her quirk isn’t
one with a talent, she had to work immensely for it, but she must have been
placed into situations where she was elevated and praised for how powerful her
quirk is (like she was put in situations where she was able to be able to use
her quirk to the fullest and not have much backfired).
Even Aizawa says this during their fight
Which does imply this isn’t a constant state she’s always been in, it’s one that has been gained since the sports festival (hence why the arguments that she should be shouldn’t be self confident are wrong).
Yet, with coming to UA and being in a hero course, after
participating in the festival, well she starts to crumble and kind of doubt her
abilities against the others
Like it starts off with her not getting a high ranking on
Then she mentioned the issue with the cavalry battle later
on but definitely the heavy hitter for Momo was her fight with Tokoyami where
she was left in shambles since she wasn’t able to make much on an impact on the
fight itself (which this was amplified more in the anime than the manga itself).
Thus really bringing down her confidence. And now a lot of
people screamed about how misogynist her hero training was and how demeaning it
was which leads to 2 issues that some people forget about.
That there are multiple sides to being a hero.
It’s not always the cookie cutter “fight villains, rescue people, rinse and
repeat”. Even famous people in our society, even though their job is to
act/sing/etc, they still go out and do publicity work and that’s what they do.
It’s a part of being well known and using your abilities outside of the field
you are in.
This was all part of Momo developing. This was
just another way to bring Momo down a couple more notches. It’s a bit cruel and
hard but this was a way for Horikoshi to get her out of her mindset and be exposed to
something where her confidence could be lowered. Guaranteed if she was put into
an actual hero training internship, she wouldn’t have been lowered as much as
Which could lead the argument that
it wasn’t necessary to have any of that stuff happen to her but consider, would
she have gotten in this state if she didn’t have those things happen and accumulate?
And would she have gotten her
confidence back from Todoroki/Aizawa and execute an amazing plan without that
encouragement from those moments?
Ok this post is beginning to get
way to long so I’m going to stop here before I go on and on and on about Momo.
As much as Ochako is my best girl and I will forever sacrifice myself to her,
even I have to admit Momo is utterly amazing and I only talked about what
happened in the first 65 chapters. I didn’t even brush on how amazing she was
during the invasion of the villains or how she managed to be a huge help in the
rescue of Bakugou or even how kickass she was during the license exam (which
she helped my princess Ochako and that pleased me so much). Momo is just more
than the simple sexual object people are complaining her to be as, she’s an
incredibly smart and amazing woman and Horikoshi put so much thought into her, more
than what any of us could ever imagine. I am truly excited to see more of what
she can do in the future and I hope she gains more fans since she truly
school starts for me in a little over a week so i thought i’d make a quick back to school masterpost! this is a compilation of tips that i found helpful from youtube study channels, as well as things that i’ve personally done to make school easier.
do your best work as soon as school starts
usually the first week(s) of school have a relatively light homework load, but don’t slack off!
this is the time to put in the most effort
you’ll be able to see which subjects you want to spend more or less time on throughout the semester
also, if you turn in great work, participate in class, and go to office hours right from the start, you’re going to keep up those good habits as the school year continues
plus, you’ll leave a fantastic impression on your teachers :)
use! a! planner!
cliché? yes, but it works
planners are a great tool to organize so many different aspects of your life, not just school
write down your assignments as soon as you get them so that you won’t forget anything, and so that you can plan your day/week accordingly
try to space out your assignments if you can so that you don’t spend all of your time on just one subject
describe your tasks. instead of saying “study chemistry” (which will turn into binge-watching youtube), say “practice balancing chemical equations”
planners are also great for setting and keeping track of goals!
BUT, if planners don’t work for you, use some other way to keep track of your tasks and your time - to do lists, schedules, checklists, bullet journals, etc. choose what works for you!
just make sure that you keep all of your tasks in one place.
break down larger tasks, such as projects or papers, throughout the week
do a little every day instead of cramming all the work into one night
bonus: try to get your assignments reviewed by someone like a teacher or a classmate before turning them in - most teachers are happy to look at drafts and give suggestions that will improve your work and your grade!
also, for big projects, my procrastinating brain has found it helpful to ‘reset the deadlines’ - work so that you’ll finish your bigger assignments a few days before they’re actually due
a big part of breaking down tasks and planning is also knowing your own study habits
try to figure out how long you spend on certain types of assignments, and know how much time you should allocate to specific tasks
when you have a choice, go for meaningful
for some assignments, such as essays where you can choose your own prompt, it’s easy to choose the easy prompt
but whenever you can, try to go for the prompt that will help you to deepen your understanding of the material you’ve learned
teachers who reuse prompts will probably see a lot of the “same” essays every year, so this is a way to stand out in a positive way!
if you can, declutter
or at least try to clean up your study space for the school year
having a neat space to work can really go a long way
throw out those old pens that have run out of ink and are honestly just there to look pretty
also: invest in good lighting because you gotta take care of those beautiful eyes
find classmates who can be your study buddies
if you know who the “top students” in your class are, seek out their help! get contact info!
if you miss classes or have concepts that you’re having trouble with, you’ll always have someone to ask
i mean you should always feel comfortable with asking your teacher for help, but it’s nice to have someone to quickly proofread your paper or review for a test with
peer tutors are also a great resource!
take the time to establish new habits
maybe come up with a morning/afternoon/night routine so that you know you’ll spend some time every day being productive
and don’t let yourself off the hook here!!
some ideas for habits: hydrating properly every day, working out, getting enough sleep every night, avoiding procrastination, journaling, focusing on one thing at a time / not multitasking, going to office hours consistently, participating in class
be honest with yourself. what are some things you do every day that you might not need to do every day? and what are some things you hope you can add to your daily routine?
speaking of habits, fix that sleep schedule asap
if you want to pay attention in class and turn in good work, you’re going to need enough sleep
i would recommend sleeping early and waking up early over sleeping late - it just feels less awful throughout the day and it shouldn’t do as much damage to your sleep schedule as one all nighter will
get yo priorities straight
learn to say “no” to things that will take up your time but won’t really benefit you
recognize that not everything is important
that being said! take breaks!!
burnout is real my friends
a lot of people say that you should use your downtime to work, and you definitely can if you want to and feel able to
it’s so easy to feel like you have to be studying or working 24/7, and that’s not true
if you feel like you really need a break, take a break
spend time with your family and friends! treat yourself with some ice cream! go for a walk (without your phone)! call someone who lives far away from you to say you miss them!
being productive is great, and even if you’re the kind of person that can handle that much work without burning out, that stress will release itself elsewhere - some harsh words you didn’t mean, some small thing that annoyed you more than it should have
ok that was a lot crammed into one post, but i have one more important point: be excited for school!!! it may be stressful at times (most of the time) but school is a place where we learn things and better ourselves and open our minds to new perspectives! i am personally so psyched for 10th grade and i think having that attitude will make back to school a lot easier :)
i hope some of these tips help you, and as usual feel free to drop me an ask about anything! i’ll be writing more of these “quick tip”-type masterposts for back to school because they’re a looot less time consuming for me to make (being honest here). let me know what you think of this format! and if you have any requests for masterpost topics i’m always open to those.
please stop assuming all asian musicians are naturally talented prodigies!!! there is no such thing as ~~natural talent~~ and we all work our butts off to get good at what we do, so please learn to accept that!!!!
It makes me sad, that people don’t see the difference between someone who is multilingual because of their background and someone who spent years and years of working hard to learn foreign languages.
As someone who can communicate in four languages without actually having to try hard and could become fluent in them by just spending some time studying…I could never EVER tell a monolingual person who tries to learn one/a couple more languages that they “are not that special lol ” or that they “are already late and shouldn’t even bother”, or that they “should get over themselves, speaking/learning a foreign language is not that hard”, or anything else that might discourage them or make it seem like what they are doing is not the coolest thing ever. Learning languages when you are older and need to put in conscious effort is hard and sometimes tedious (especially when you only spoke one language your whole life).
So if you are someone who grew up in a place where most people speak one, maybe two languages, please don’t let people from multilingual countries get you down and make you feel stupid because you are only working on your second language. Or because you are a teenager/grown up and “can only count to four in Spanish”. Or because “a lot of countries are multilingual anyway so all you effort doesn’t mean anything” etc. Work at your own pace, that’s good enough.