Some of these will not apply to many people so pls take them with a grain of salt. Also I’ve been collecting these pretty much for the two years I’ve been in college so it’s not a guide, they’re just… random I guess.

Making friends 

Warning - specially tailored for super shy people aka me

  • There’s a thing called the ‘first week window of endless oportunities’. It’s when groups are still forming and everyone’s desperate to make friends. This is the time to put your best self forward (I’m not saying be fake, just a little extra friendly).
  • Leave. Your. Door. Open. Do it. Even if you have a roommate. Best way to make friends the first week.
  • Actually get out of your room. You’re not going to meet many people if you hole up in your room. If you have a tv room or people are watching a movie, I don’t care if you’re not interested in what they’re watching, go.
  • If you have the balls to go to the room nextdoor and introduce yourself then you probably can skip this section by all means do it!
  • But if you don’t, going from door to door asking for help with your laundry takes a lot less courage + you will learn how to do laundry. Asking to borrow something (pencil, hair tie, hair dryer) also works.
  • If you’re staying at a residence hall, ask to sit with people at lunch! Nobody is going to say no, i promise.
  • Similarly if you see someone alone, ask them to have lunch with you! 
  • Also if you meet someone you get along with, as soon as you can, ask for their number ‘so you can go to the dinning hall together’. 
  • Remember people’s names - it makes people feel like you actually care about them. I know it’s hard but make an effort. Also it just gets annoying when someone asks about your name for the fourth time. Use mnemonics if you have to.
  • Asking what someone’s major is and where they’re from is standard procedure when you meet them but it doesn’t make for an interesting conversation. Think of other questions!
  • Make sure to arrive about 10 min early to your classes. There’ll be very few people and so it’ll be easier to strike up a conversation (actually people will probably talk to you without you having to say anything which is g r e a t)
  • Say yes - as a rule of thumb, your social life should prevail over your academic life the first two weeks. This is the time where you’re not really pressed for time. Say yes to watching movies, say yes to going to lunch, say yes to going to campus events (and even to parties). Obviously don’t do anything that makes you really unconfortable but do try to step out of your comfort zone
  • Make friends with an upper-classman from your same major. Or at least be on speaking terms. Talk to them on Facebook, ask them about your major, just use any random idc excuse to introduce yourself, it doesn’t really matter how you do it.
  • Don’t go home every weekend, even if you live close by. You’ll miss out on the best of campus life and some of the most fun memories with your new friends.

Keeping your old friends

  • If you know you’re going home for the weekend, try to finish most of your assignments/studying and make time to hang out with your friends. Spending time with them is the best way to keep those friendships alive. 
  • But! Don’t worry too much if you can’t come home or make time for your friends too often, you just have to make an effort to text them regularly. It will come naturally if it’s your best friend, but don’t forget to set a reminder to text other close friends at least once every two weeks.
  • You may think you don’t care now but you will once you come home for the summer.
  • If any of your friends are staying in your hometown for college, be ready for them to get another friend group. That doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about you, but don’t be mad if they seem to have a lot more plans that don’t involve you. You can always ask to tag along some time and maybe even become friends with these people!
  • Some people you’ll just lose contact with. Don’t fret it.


  • Please print out or buy a calendar that has a whole page for each month. With boxes preferably *shameless plug*. You may think you have it all under control but there’s nothing like being able to see all your due dates, hang out plans and laundry days at a glance. (Also js but the pilot frixion are perfect to use on calendars because they’re erasable).
  • There’s so much space under your bed. UTILIZE IT.

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Mary Jane Watson variant for Spider-Gwen #21 is out now!

Here’s a quick little roundup of all the sketches I did for the cover.  Initially we went much more fashiony for the idea.  We still wanted to be inspired by Spider-Gwen’s AWESOME costume, but I gave them everything from street wear to haute couture.  Eventually they reined me in and we decided to do a reimagining of Gwen’s look.  I’m really happy with where we landed (but bottom left is my fav of all the iterations :P).

I’ve always been a huge fan of Spider-Man and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes. Only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He’s always been a big part of my life and a big part of a lot of boys’ lives, because everyone can kind of relate to him.


Ahhhhh~ I had so much fun designing their outfits (Keith’s armor especially). I tried to incorporate Keith’s Blade of Marmora suit with the armor and I think it turned out well. I also think that Shiro fits being a Spear Fighter so much ‘cuz of his Japanese descent~

I didn’t color it in full because I’m pressed for time but I might make more sketches of them in the future simply because I love their costumes soooo much! Awesome AU!


favorite people:
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“I’ve always been a huge fan of Spider-Man and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes. Only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He’s always been a big part of my life and a big part of a lot of boys’ lives, because everyone can kind of relate to him.”

Witnessed at ECCC: The most adorable thing in the history of things

@enigma731, @kristinadavidovna, and I were waiting in line for our Jeremy Renner autographs. A few people ahead of us in line, there was a little boy, maybe 6 or 7, dressed in an AoU Hawkeye cosplay. When they got up to the table, Renner grinned hugely and gave the kid a high five for his “awesome costume”. The family passed their picture over for Renner to sign.

But then! The little kid shyly passed over a drawing he had made of Hawkeye. “Is this for me?” Renner asked. When the kid nodded, Renner grinned again and told him how awesome it was.

And then! Then he passed over his pen, and he asked the kid if he would autograph his drawing for him.

The 3 of us are now dead from the cuteness.

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about izuku as the main protagonist? Is there anything you like and/or dislike about him as a character?

Midoriya is probably in my top five favorite characters of the series. I like him as the main protagonist simply because I love his character. There are so many reasons to love him.

1. He’s what makes a great hero. The series repeatedly makes it clear that Midoriya has the heroic spirit to save others and care about people. 

2. He’s very pragmatic. Unlike a lot of idealistic main characters, Midoriya knows the responsibilities and risks that come with One for All and from being a hero. He understands that he has a lot to learn, knows he’s not strong enough yet to be All Might’s successor, and knows he needs to work hard in order to master One for All.

3. He’s crazy. Midoriya is willing to break his bones and entire body for others and doesn’t react to the pain like a normal person. The pain doesn’t bother him enough to stop fighting even though it should. He repeatedly is willing to break his body without hesitation. 

4. He’s a dorky otaku.

5. He’s socially awkward. Midoriya hadn’t even talked to a girl until meeting Uraraka and is still awkward around girls and people in general. 

6. Midoriya is very logical and very calculating. He often thinks of creative solutions in order to accomplish his goals. Furthermore, he studies other people’s strengths and weaknesses in order to know how to be a good match against them. 

7. He also studies other people’s Quirks and abilities for fun. It’s a hobby of his. People and their Quirks are interesting, so why not have journals about them?

8. He’s a bro. Midoriya is very supportive of  Iida after his brother’s career-ruining injury. He’s willing to fight Bakugou in order for Bakugou to release his frustrations, and he also still looks up to Bakugou despite the years of bullying Bakugou put him through. Midoriya has also been such a great friend to Todoroki, trying to get Todoroki to use his fire in order for Todoroki to give it his all to become a great hero, even if that means losing to Todoroki during the Sports Festival. Midoriya has also been nothing but a great and supportive friend to Uraraka. There are many other examples of why Midoriya is such a bro as well. 

9. He’s still a flawed character. Midoriya is still a crybaby, and he still lets negative emotions get to him. He’s depressed after he hears about Eri’s child abuse, even crying about it during lunch. He overthinks things sometimes and worries over the smaller things. Midoriya still gets scared often. 

10. He has a great relationship with his mom. 

11. He’s hilarious. Midoriya is a socially awkward, nerdy otaku who has bizarre character ticks and makes weird faces. He’s very funny and interesting. 

12. Despite all the obstacles he has been through in his life, Midoriya is very determined to achieve his goal as being great hero and to prove to All Might he’s worthy of being his successor.

13. His father and son relationship with All Might is very heartwarming. 

14. He’s a very badass-looking hero. His hero costume looks awesome, and he looks kickass when using One for All. 

15. There are still other reasons. Midoriya’s character still keeps on impressing me. 

I’m not going to list the very few minor things I dislike about his character because they’re pretty dumb and petty reasons, and I want to make this post purely about why I like Midoriya as a main character.