don't know why i didn't post this before

I just made very, painfully slow discovery. I should’ve seen it sooner, I seriously should considering the amount of times I’ve spent pining over these two, but it just dawned on me today.

Kageyama and Tsukishima’s initial are reverse of each other.

Kageyama Tobio

Tsukishima Kei

TK <-> KT

I know it might not be a significant detail, but my shipping heart can’t contain this. It is so obvious yet I just found out about it and I am ashamed of myself. I am ashamed to call myself an avid tsukkikage shipper when this slight detail that could lead me to various of romance cliche plots slipped out of my keen eyes.

I’m sorry if you have noticed this for quite a while and be like ‘why the hell does she just noticed this now’ I know. I’m disappointed in me too.

I don’t think I said this before, but for my musical theatre this year, we’re doing Newsies, and each level is doing a different number. We’re not doing the entire show, but my class is doing seize the day.

And I got the lovely surprise of getting to play Davey, and we just got our costumes this past week and I’m HYPED

Mon-El: Uses Romeo & Juliet as example on why the best plan is for them to run away before he’s finished reading the play. 

Kara: Tells him Romeo & Juliet die at the end. 

Mon-El: “I did not see that coming.”

First Edition of Romeo & Juliet cover page:

Me: *points to the word ‘Tragedie’*

I honestly think a lot about Karamatsu and his guitar.

Fujimaki-sensei Q&A thing from Jump Festa…I can’t stop laughing about the third question:

Q. I have a question for Midorima-kun. Up until now, what was your biggest and smallest lucky item? If possible, I’d also like to know the most expensive.

Biggest & most expensive –> copy machine (forcefully borrowed from school)
Smallest –> single grain of rice (when left on the bench, it blew away)

Study Tips

A lot of the study tips I see aren’t always that great for how I work. So I guess these are tips that help for me. To help get around mental health issues (like having no energy from depression or getting overwhelmed from anxiety). They don’t always work me because I do still need to put effort in to actually do these things and I don’t always do that, but when you do them, they help.

1. Start assignments early. I know every study guide says this but it’s usually in a get as much done as early as you can which isn’t always great, it seems way too early, too much to do when your deadline is so far away so you never get around to it. Plus starting is the hardest thing to do, so if you can get it going before you get too stressed that’s great. But do it in little steps. Which feeds into:

2. Break it all down into little tasks. Like really little tasks. It depends on what kind of assignment you have with how you go about it. I have a lot of essays that require research. So it’ll be broken down into pick a topic, figure out the broader themes of what I want to talk about (you might need to do research before this first and will probably be revised after you’ve done more), find some resources, read and summarise those resources one at a time, plan what each paragraph needs to say, figure out what resources support those, write a paragraph at a time, intros and conclusions, editing. Etc. If you start early, these things don’t get overwhelming. I’ll get one tiny step done between episodes of a tv show, so it doesn’t feel like a massive ton of work at once but it still gets done. Sometimes I just write a sentence or two at a time. Not so great close to deadlines, but early on, not a problem. I got my first assignment in this semester that wasn’t a rush at the end of the deadline and it was amazing not feeling so incredible stressed the day it was due.

3. Follow essay plans. These things are so useful. They seem really cliche but it’s because there’s a way essays work. Intros: Snazzy intro sentence (you can always work on this), summarise what you’re going to talk about (you can even just say I’m going to show this by talking about this (though be wary of if there are preference for first or third person in your writing), paragraphs (topic sentence to introduce the point, evidence supporting that point from your research, connecting sentence to next point) and conclusion (summing up what you’ve said again, but in a more definite way because you’ve shown it now by what’s come before).

4. Accept that there are going to be days that suck. if you’re ahead, you might be able to accept that, if you’re not, you might have to work anyway to get things done. It depend on deadlines, but sometimes change what you plan to get done that day. Find things you can do with less pressure. On terrible days I just try to revise lectures or do readings, depending on how in depth this stuff is. Basically things that require a bit less effort or thinking. So then they’re out of the way when you can focus again. And you will feel a bit better for having gotten something done.

5. Know what your flaws are. One of mine is that I use sentences that are way too long. I don’t bother with this in first drafts, I just have an editing session that looks only for that. I cover topics too broadly at times, trying to cover all aspects of a question instead of specific points in depth. 

6. Check feedback. I hate doing this because I hate seeing what I’ve done wrong but it really is necessary. It’s how I know what my flaws mentioned above are. I didn’t realise I had problems with that until I saw it written as feedback.

7. First drafts don’t have to be great. I see this said a lot for fiction writing but not so much for schoolwork. But just get the info down. Make it readable later. Use headings and dot points if that helps! (it probably will help you find what you’ve written easier) Remove the headings later and turn those dot points into sentences. If you don’t quite know the right word for something at the time, highlight it so you can come back and fix it later.

8. Don’t take online classes unless you have to. The pressure of going to class can help you to keep up with your work. 

9. Don’t take early morning classes. They seem like a good idea when you sign up because then you can get it out of the way and get on with your day. But when you wake up and you just want more sleep, if that class isn’t necessary, you’re not going to go. 

10. Attend your classes. A lot seem pointless to be there. Lectures get recorded. Your tutor may ramble and take two hours for something you can cover on your own in half an hour, but they might also give tips about assignments, you’ve got a better environment to talk to peers, etc. And it’s easier to approach teaching staff if you’ve shown up enough for them to recognise you (not that I’m ever brave enough to do this, but I know I’d be more likely to approach the people I don’t feel guilty about having missed their classes).

Oh gracious, so I only discovered that there is a Thick As Thieves ARC contest yesterday, and then by good (bad?) fortune I was hit with a heavy cold that came on all at once in the evening so since I couldn’t sleep I stayed up ‘til 4am sketching this instead! My imagining of what an official royal portrait of the new royal couple of Attolia might have looked like BEFORE Costis clocked the King in the face :P

I forgot to do this before, I have hit 100 followers !

Thank-you to everyone who follow me  💕 💞 💓 💗 💖 

I love each one of you and thank-you for bearing with me :)

Some really good blogs that I like are my followers, I’d like to list them here  (not in order). These are full of pokeani content :

@coldnessawaits

@amourlegend

@satoserena

@i-i-irontailpikachu

@amourlover

@suju15stark 

@miracleman2

@oshyhikari

@miare (this blog doesn’t follows me, but I recommend this strongly !!!)

And some of positivity blogs which I follow, if anyone would want to follow :

@gentle-reminder

@thepowerwithin

@positivelypositivethoughts 

@selfcare-quest-of-the-day 

And have a wonderful day!!

SnowWells Week - Update #1!

Hey, so quick heads up for everyone, today is the last day to send in prompts before I post the final choices tomorrow, but I also wanted to let you know that I decided to go ahead and make a separate side blog for the actual week - 

https://snowellsweek.tumblr.com/

Everything will get reblogged there and if anyone needs to submit things, it’ll be much easier if you could follow me on the other blog because I’m just worried that some stuff might get lost in translation and this way, I may even end up reblogging the Masterpost Lists of Year 1 and Year 2 as well on this new one!  

Be sure to send in the prompts to my ask box, here or there, wherever you are comfortable, before 11:59 pm PST tonight! I hope this works for everyone? Makes it easier I think!

  • Sensei Wu: Nice work.
  • Kai: Thanks dad.
  • *everyone stares at kai*
  • Kai: Why is everyone staring at me?
  • Zane: You just called sensei dad.
  • Cole: You said "thanks dad"
  • Kai: What? No I didn't, I said "thanks man"
  • Sensei Wu: Do you see me as a father figure, Kai?
  • Kai: No! If anything I see you as a bother figure! 'Cause you're always bothering me!
  • Jay: Hey! Show your father some respect!

So here’s an interesting thing I noticed in the remake trailer.

Basically, I spent an unhealthy amount of time staring at Cloud’s back while making this graphic, and I noticed some things when comparing the Buster Sword to Crisis Core’s version of Buster.

First of all, notice that the fancy embellishment on the top near the hilt is gone, replaced with a blocky piece of metal with little bolt-like things on it.  My very first thought when I noticed this was that they were paying homage to the original Buster sword design, as seen here:

Funny thing, though.  It doesn’t look exactly like that design.  In fact, that blocky thing we actually see on another sword–or rather, a set of swords all stuck together.  The fusion swords.

Remake!Buster’s block thing isn’t nearly as big as Tsurugi’s, though.

However, during the very brief bit in the “secret ending” of CC where Cloud is carrying the Buster sword on top of the train, the ornate embellishment is back, meaning he must have removed it between the first and second missions (???).  Excuse the crap quality of this, but it was the best I could find:

Anyway, as I was comparing those top two pictures, I noticed that Zack and Cloud carry the sword in a different way.  Zack carries the sword with the blade facing out, to his right, in both CC and in the original game (you can see it better in the full shot of the Nibelheim photo, just trust me):

…whereas Cloud has reversed the sword, with the blade facing in, to his left, in the remake, the secret ending of CC, and in the original game:

I got to wondering, then.  I assumed Zack’s way of carrying Buster was “correct,” since Zack was actually a SOLDIER first class and personally trained by the guy who owned Buster first.  But I wasn’t sure.  So I went to find a picture of Angeal, and…

Ding, ding, ding!  Cloud carries it backwards from both Zack and Angeal, and has also replaced the pretty, ornate hilt thing with a rather frankly unattractive block.  Cloud is pretty backwards, though, so it’s all right.

For completion purposes, I went to try and investigate how Cloud carries the fusion swords in AC.  This is what I found:

…I think I’ll leave that alone.  The fusion swords all connected look like Buster, but they don’t really function like Buster, and Cloud carries them in a special harness, unlike with Buster, which attaches with a magnet.

One more thing, though:

…he put the ornate thing back at some point before AC.

Cloud.  What are you doing.