here i like this layout better

Reaction to You Watching/Fangirling Over Other Member's Focus to Artificial Love. . .

exobiasaday said: Your layout is so aesthetically pleasing, I love it! I wonder how each EXO member would react to catching you watching/freaking out over their focus of an Artificial Love performance. Or better yet, them catching you you watching /another/ member’s focus :O oooooo scandalous! Either one… or both!

Reaction to You Watching/Fangirling Over Other Member’s Focus to Artificial Love…

[Suho’s focus >here, Kyungsoo’s focus >here, Chanyeol’s focus >here, Xiumin’s focus (bruh,,,it’s like he’s dancing RIGHT THERE with you..?) >here, Yixing’s focus (again,,he’s reaaally close to the camera,,so be ready) >here, Chen’s focus >here, Kai’s focus >here, Baekhyun’s focus >here, and Sehun’s focus >here]

A/N okay, so i’m not going to do Luhan’s, Tao’s or Kris’ reactions, cause,,,,,,, they weren’t there for Artificial Love (cue heart pains) so,, this reaction will be three down,,,,i hate myself for saying that. and if you didn’t tell by the title of the reaction i’m doing you watching another member’s focus, ‘cause i have a shitload of other reactions i need to get to so i can’t do both, sorry,, but i hope you like!

Kai Eonni ~


Suho…

When he saw you watching Kyungsoo’s focus he’d be a little hurt (more than a little, but he has pride so..) but he’d act like it wouldn’t bother him, though he would wonder if he wasn’t sexy enough for you to watch his focus, or if you secretly had feelings for Kyungsoo. Though he would down play this whole situation and wouldn’t tell you his insecurities or worries after seeing you watch Kyungsoo’s focus. 


D.O.…

He’d be open about his dislike for you watching Chanyeol’s focus, he’d believe in order to have a good and steady relationship you need honesty, so he wouldn’t hesitate to speak his mind. It wouldn’t be that he’s insecure, but more that he believes that this shouldn’t be something that either of you do. He’d state this thought and then leave it to you to choose if you’re going to continue watching or are gunna respect his wishes.


Chanyeol…

Seeing you watching Xiumin’s focus would unsettle him, but he’d play it off and would joke, asking if you admired Xiumin’s dancing or if you preferred Xiumin’s dancing over his own. He wouldn’t show you that it made him unsettled, but he would dwell on this for a while, and during dance practices he would watch Xiumin and try to pick up on some of Xiumin’s dancing skills to integrate into his own.


Xiumin… 

When he saw you watching Yixing’s focus, he’d rationalize with himself, and honestly his insecurities and jealousy would only last for at most ten seconds. He’d reason with himself that if you liked Yixing you would have ended your relationship already and you’re not the type to cheat or even think about cheating, so he has nothing to worry about, and honestly, he’d watch the focus with you, cheering on Yixing through the screen with you.


Lay…

Lay would have no problem with it, he’s super supportive and would like to watch the focus of Chen along with you. He’d also just like to see the other style of his group member, so he would focus more on supporting Chen as well as going down memory lane with you about the fun times they had making Artificial Love, that he wouldn’t have time or really feel like he has any reason to wonder or worry about why you’re watching the focus of Chen.


Chen…

He’d get jealous, loyalty and trust are very important to him, and therefore seeing you watch Kai’s focus would make him second guess the loyalty and trust he believed you guys had. Due to this he wouldn’t snap or yell at you, but calmly give you the cold shoulder while trying to calm his emotions down. Though this would only last for a short while and he would quickly get over his harsh feelings, realizing he had over reacted. Though, don’t let him catch you watching another focus of another member.


Kai…

Kai would react in a harsh manner, not liking one bit that you’re watching Baekhyun’s focus. He knows deep down in him that he has nothing to worry about, you’re his girlfriend and Baekhyun is his friend and teammate, but he still can’t stop the worries and insecurities from bubbling up inside of him and unleashing on you. He’d need some time to chill if you want to try and talk rationally with him and avoid a fight.


Baekhyun…

The most reaction he would make is pouting. You’d need to just assure him that you only love him while giving him a lot of affection. Once you comfort him and restore his confidence he’d ask why you were watching Sehun’s focus, and going back to his old self, he’d joke about you going behind his back, he’d also ask if you watch his focus’ and if you fangirl over them, wanting to get you all flustered as pay back for making him upset and jealous. But really this wouldn’t be as big of a deal to Baekhyun as it is to the other members.


Sehun…

Sehun would be offended to be honest, the fact you’re watching his Hyung’s focus when you could be watching his jsut doesn’t make sense to him. He’d quickly shut off Suho’s focus and put his on, comparing his to Suho’s, pointing out sexy parts that – to him – are way more sexy than Suho could wish to be. He’s also not gunna let you live this down, he’ll bring it up as much as he can to make you feel guilty, you want a sip from his water bottle? Why don’t you ask Suho, he has the same water. Want a taste of his food? Ask Suho since you clearly like him better. When you get all flustered and frustrated with him he’s gunna find it hilarious and smirk at you, but still refuse to share anything with you for a while, partially cause he’s still salty about you watching Suho’s focus and mostly cause he finds your reactions and flustered responses hilarious and it’s good entertainment for him when he’s bored.

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Prolouge Part I Part II

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Here’s the prologue to my version of Hades and Persephone 

didn’t get too creative with the title haha 

I’m very nervous to post it. I saw other artists do a much better job with the story, but I really didn’t want to give up all the work I did just because of that.

The first actual chapter will come out soon! I’m looking forward to sharing it!

I’ll probably post here and on Tapastic eventually, so if you like Tapastic’s layout better than tumblr’s, there will be that.

I will have to re-size all these pages because I wasn't thinking

post-finale thoughts on 2moons

And we’re done! This show has been endearing, and while it has its flaws, I did enjoy keeping up with it, and will miss the boys until next season! Meanwhile, here are my notes.

What I enjoyed:
- The actors are lovable, and immensely committed to the show.
- The chemistry is genuine, especially with godbas and kimcop
- The lightheartedness of a cheesy asian drama, with LGBT representation in its characters
- The dialogue in certain areas is so witty and adorable. Just the right amount of bite but not ill-intentioned
- 2moons has the ability to capture certain moments well. Especially with emotional shot-design and utilizing the chemistry the actors have with each other

What can be better:
- Like I’ve said, the layout of phayo’s storyline. They tell much more than they show, and it’s not the most enjoyable way to consume the story in TV form.
- The representation (or lack thereof) of female characters on the show. Women are not a threat to BL pairings. Take a page from SOTUS’ book. Women are not magnetically attracted to men and set out to separate them. Women can also be gay or bi, they can be friends, they can be advisors!
- The reliance on jealousy storylines/turning on each other. There are more intriguiging ways to show relationship drama than fear of someone stealing your SO. Please use them.
- The “rape” jokes? I’m pretty sure these were lost in translation in the eng subs, and that it would be more akin to “seduction” or something of the like, (which I understand is just another thing that’s prevalent in the culture of asian dramas) but it’s still kinda uncomfortable. Also with future behavior of the characters: please don’t romanticize ignoring a lack of consent!
- Lastly, the dom/sub dynamic that’s heavily hammered into phayo. I understand establishing the seme/uke thing is a marketing thing, and while I don’t support it, I can see that they felt the need to do so. What I wish is that 1) it wouldn’t be assigned as the majority of the relationship dynamic, and that it wouldn’t rely so heavily on the stereotypes of “what it means” to bottom or top, and 2) that it wouldn’t tie so heavily into the dom/sub dynamic. I get that selling pha as the dominant, caregiving top, and wayo as the submissive, bashful bottom is what does well, but I think the show would do better for its characters if it strayed from these stereotypes/ploys and focused on telling the story personally for the characters. (My headcanon: Pha may be tall and handsome, but he’s also a sweetheart and would do anything for wayo, would probably give him any control he wanted? Wayo might be shorter and cute, but he knows what he wants and he doesn’t just submit to teasing or bossing? They’re not limited to the roles they’re perceived in?) And anyway, topping or bottoming has nothing to do with physical or personality traits? It’s just whatever you do with whoever that you like?

TL;DR: 2moons is a fun show about young love. It isn’t without flaw, but with its wonderful cast and their love for each other, it might steal your heart, and it retains the potential to grow even better. It’s a cute, carefree show with LGBT characters and it’s worth tuning into if you’re ever bored. (And with the understanding that it is problematic in places, but strives to be light. For someone used to more mature LGBT storylines, this will likely require patience.) To Bas, Cop, God, Tee, Kim, and Tae: thanks for this season, and we’ll see you soon! Take care.

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My Bullet Journal Set Up

So some of you have asked me about my bullet journal (I’m looking at you, @munirastudies (and some anons - hi anons!)). Here it is: my set-up!

I previously did a post on my bullet journal at the very beginning of this studyblr, which can be found here. It’s just changed so much since then that I decided I’d post a new one!

- 1 - I’ve got a dotted Leuchtturm1917 A5 notebook in a really dark blue - which fits because I’m Ravenclaw. I was actually planning on painting the house crest on the front cover, but I never got to do it… but I think I’ll do it soon haha.

- 2 - When you look at my bullet journal you’ll see that I have some bright tags there. They really help me find stuff quicker (but they aren’t sticky enough so they often get loose.. I should change that). You can see my tag list in picture

- 3 - and it’s at the very end of the notebook. For those of you who don’t know this system yet, it’s really simple! You just decide how you want to tag that page, for example “books” as I did in mine, and go to the back of your notebook to write it down there. Then you choose a colour and put a strip of washi tape (or I use post it flags) on that page in the back and also on the page you want to tag so that the colours are in one line and you can see them from the outside (god I’m bad at explaining this but I can’t find the page that explained it to me, sorry!).

- 4 - On the first three pages there’s an index, and I use the first page for years and months, then the second page (which you can see in the picture) I use for anything else.

- 5 - Then there’s my key. I have a colour coding system, but I use some colours twice (which is really bad, I know) because there just weren’t enough colours! I have one colour for each subject, then also for other parts of my life like work, family and friends, uni in general and health (which is anything really: when I eat, doctor’s appointments, when I clean my flat etc). There’s also a key for my expenses which I rarely use anymore, and one for how long it took me to do a task which I also don’t use anymore.

- 6 - In this picture, and also the one before, you can see my yearly overview (which I am still so proud of because I thinks it’s really pretty). I only write down really important stuff in there, and things I’m looking forward to.

- 7 - Now we come to the more important stuff in my bullet journal. In this picture you can see my monthly overview. Here I write down everything that happens that particular month, like when I have to work, exams, family and friends stuff, and birthdays etc. I also have space for goals that I want to achieve that month, and an expenses table. This really helps me because often times I would just go shopping for books and stuff and spend so much money (which you can see hasn’t really improved much {{I spent 70€ on books last month?!}}). Now I can see how much I spend and what I should do better next month (like, I should definitely buy less books {{I actually spent more money on books this month and it’s not even halfway through but shush}}). On the next page there’s an example of a weekly overview. This one looks pretty much the same every week (at least the layout). Here are some more examples:

There’s always space for my weekly goals, then a food table where I write down everything I eat (which should make me more aware of what I eat and change my habits of eating - but it kind of doesn’t), underneath that there’s my habit tracker (and you can see I’m not very good at that either), and then there’s some kind of time tracker…? I don’t know what it’s called, I just thought I needed to know how I spend my time each day, like if there’s a lot of pink I’ve been doing a lot for myself (reading, watching movies, listening to music), if there’s lots of yellow I did a lot with friends and family, then there’s days where I was very creative and a lot of the time is purple - or if there’s lots of green (history) and red (English) I did a lot for uni. I really like this one (and I think I came up with it myself, but if someone has already claimed credit I give it all to you haha).

- 8 - Let’s just ignore the fact that this was one of my most unproductive weeks of all time (like, do you see how often I migrated tasks here?!). Just like my weekly overviews, my daily overviews look pretty much the same every week - at least the basic layout. I get bored of a certain layout about halfway through the week, so I try to come up with a new one every week. See how I got an arrow based layout in the orange overview, and kind of tree/nature based in the green one? What I always include is how much water I drink. I try to drink 12 glasses of water, which in my case is about 2,5 litres. Then there’s the basic to do list thing that bullet journals have. I include my colour code here as well, it just makes it easier for me to see what kind of things I have to do each day. Some more examples:

- 9 - I also have pages in my bullet journal that I use for lists, uni stuff, recs, organisation and personal stuff. In this picture you can see my “books to read” list. On the first example picture of the daily pages you can also see my wish list (which only has “money” on it - figures) and a pro/contra list about the two options I have for my stay abroad. Here are some more examples:

My saving goals page (which isn’t really done yet) and my schedule for this semester(which doesn’t have the hours on it):

and a “movies to watch” list (some spelling mistakes included):

- 10 - This last picture is my current spread. I saw this on tumblr and wanted to try it, but my colour code kind of destroys it. Maybe I’ll try it again some time without my colour code… Here’s another picture of the weekly overview:

Wow. This got a little out of hand! I hope you enjoy this :)

peny0  asked:

What type of brushes do you use in sai?

OKAY SORRY THIS ASK TOOK FOREVER

under cut is coloring stuff and I’m leaving out some brushes cuz like I don’t remember where I got them I just copy the files when I switch laptops

and then for stabilizer I think 

this for sketching 

or this, but I don’t remember if I got the spray texture or if SAI came with, I use whatever I feel like at the time but I use this one for quick stuff

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Son of a Patriotic Biscuit (Part 2)

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader

Word Count: 1743

Warnings: None

A/N: I forgot to mention in part 1 that this occurs before the events of The Winter Soldier (So Steve still thinks Bucky died falling off the train). Steve’s not very present in this part, but that all gets going in the next one so you don’t have long to wait for it! Thank you guys for the reception of the last part! As always, feedback is appreciated and the tag list is OPEN. Gif is not mine

Part 1 is HERE

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The next morning, I made quite the actress, if I do say so myself. I played the part of still being incredibly ticked off at being left behind though already missing them at the same time. Honestly, it wasn’t all that hard - I was still angry that Steve hadn’t let me go. The difficult part was pretending that I hadn’t stayed up all night planning my own mission, but I managed. Concealer is definitely a girl’s best friend.

Once they were out the door, promising to keep in touch, I made my way back to the training room, fully intending to ensure that I would be at the top of my game when I showed up and saved their rears. To that effect, I picked up my longbow and moved to the targets.

“J.A.R.V.I.S.? Start my playlist, would you?”

“Of course.”

Almost immediately, I heard the opening strains of one of my favorite songs, grinning as I took my mark.

A week and a half later found me in California, staying in one of my old hideouts in a motel. The rest of the team was in town, and I was being careful to stay out of their way. I’d already been there for a few days, mostly keeping tabs on everyone, but doing a bit of my own digging into my old captors. Apparently they’d been doing more experimenting, though that wasn’t what had brought them onto the Avenger Radar. The real reason was that they had teamed up with HYDRA, which was a tiny bit of a no-go as far as SHIELD was concerned.

For a moment, I remembered the small stab of betrayal when I had seen that only now was the team being sent after these people. You’re the one who didn’t talk about your past, I reminded myself as my jaw clenched, They would’ve demolished the place if you’d told them. But noooo, you like to suffer in silence and keep your past to yourself. You’ve no right to complain if you stayed so close-mouthed about it. The crackle of the comms system coming in over my laptop dragged me out of the black spiral I was getting into.

“He’s on the move, do I follow?” Nat’s voice was the first one I heard, followed quickly by none other than Captain Spangles himself telling her to go ahead. Ever one to be prepared, I changed quickly into my suit. I wasn’t expecting anything to happen for a few days yet, but my philosophy was to expect the worst in situations like this - that way, you’re either right or pleasantly surprised. While I was strapping the quiver to my back, various knives and firearms tucked into hidden pockets or sheaths and boots, the assassin was back on the comms.

“The target is leaving town in a Jeep, headed east, but I’ve lost eyes on him.”

“I’ve got eyes on him. Let’s see where he’s going.” Stark’s voice crackled over the earpiece I was putting in. I’d made it myself and patched it into their frequency, but it was a receiver only. If I got into trouble, I’d be on my own trying to get out of it. For the next few minutes, there was tense silence over the comms, broken only by occasional updates on the path the scientist was taking. In that time, I ran the tracer I’d implanted and figured out where they were.

The path they were taking seemed vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. The thought put me on edge so much that I had to force my muscles to unclench. Something about that direction was raising the hairs on the back of my neck, and I hated not knowing the reason.

“He’s pulling up to some warehouse. It looks like the one he was telling HYDRA to meet him at.”

“Already? I thought they weren’t due for this for another couple of days…” I could hear the genuine surprise in Steve’s voice despite the crackling reception. “Alright, we’re on our way out there. Don’t engage until we get there.”

“Don’t you dare go getting yourself killed you fricken fracken, mother truckin’, son of a biscuit eating little pretty boy with an American flag obsession,” I muttered in exasperation or desperation, I wasn’t sure which, while moving around the motel room as I gathered my stuff. Taking a last look around, I froze in my tracks, feeling like the floor dropped out from under me as I realized just what warehouse they were talking about.

I’d heard the scientists talk about it while I’d been there, but had never really concerned myself with it. Now that I thought about it, I figured out why the hairs were raising - the warehouse was their standard trap as well as their prison. And the team - my friends, no, family - were walking right into it. I mean, they used the warehouse to store all of the experiments’ files, but those were almost impossible to find if you didn’t already know exactly what you were looking for and where it was. The things I’d heard about the people caught turned my stomach unpleasantly. The idea of the scientists doing what they had done to me to anyone else was unthinkable. I had to stop it, no matter what happened to me. With that decision, I opened the motel window, leaping out and unfurling my wings.

It was dark enough outside that I made it safely to a high enough altitude to remain unseen but low enough to stay off the radar. With nearly soundless flaps of my wings, I flew as quickly as I could to where the team was headed, hoping against all hope that I would get there before them. The winds were against me, and I heard over my earpiece the team forming a plan and moving out while I was still a minute’s flight away. Cursing my luck, I pushed myself as hard as I dared, knowing I would need some strength and substantial grit to get them out of this.

Silently, I landed in the woods near the warehouse that I had been housed in a long time ago. Once on the ground, I released a breath I didn’t realize I’d been holding. Clint was still in the stand of trees, near the edge where the forest gave way to the open ground surrounding the warehouse.

“Clint! I’m so glad I caught you.” I jogged toward him, whisper shouting in an attempt to keep a low profile.

“Y/N? What are you doing here?” His eyebrows furrowed when he saw me coming.

“Doesn’t matter at the moment. You guys are walking right into a trap.”

“How do you know?”

“This is… where I was created.” I didn’t have time to be embarrassed about my origins, but that didn’t stop my throat from getting caught on the words. “I’ve heard them talk about what else they did before I escaped. What are you guys here for?”

“There’s a file Fury wants us to get ahold of, specifically pertaining to their experiments backed by HYDRA. After that, he wants the place burnt to the ground.” To his credit, the bowman didn’t even address the fact that my deep, dark secret was now revealed. I really didn’t want pity, especially not now. “Alright, what are we going to do about the trap? Comms went dead a few seconds before you got here.”

“They perpetually have signal jammers running, so nothing gets out of that building unless they want it to,” I acknowledged. “Where did everyone go in there?”

“The plan was for Tin Man to run perimeter inside the building, I’m on duty for keeping our escape open.” His hand ran through his short hair a little anxiously. “The Stars and Stripes was going in with the Spider - they were supposed to stick together, but I have no idea if they still are. They only went in a minute ago, and I haven’t heard anything so it can’t have gone too wrong yet.” I grimaced, not wanting to undermine the hope, but knowing that my former captors were quite good at this. If they had HYDRA working with them I didn’t want to know what new tricks they had up their sleeves.

“Alright, you stay out here - if we lose our way out of here then we’ll all be better off dead. Plus, the more of us that go in, the less likely it is that I can get us all out. I’ll get everyone out that I can, though. I still remember the building’s layout so I’ve got the best bet of making it back.” I took control, knowing that my experience here gave me an edge in making a plan. Fortunately, Clint didn’t question it, just nodded.

“Be careful in there, alright? Capsicle would have my head if he found out I let you do this.” The man ruffled my hair playfully, but I could hear the real worry behind the joking tone.

“I’ll be fine. I’ve escaped these ninnys before, you know,” I reassured while mimicking his joking tone. With a final, tight smile, I was off, ghosting across the open ground to the access hatch I’d slipped through more than a decade ago. My bow was in hand, an arrow already nocked on the string. Slowly but surely I made my way to the secret entrance. For a long moment, I listened down the hatch, not wanting to be caught unawares before I could drop down the ladder.

Satisfied that the way was clear, I made my way downwards, but apparently someone had been hiding there because gunshots suddenly rang out. With no time, I let go of the ladder, spreading my wings just as much as I needed to hit the ground at a force that wouldn’t break my knees. Instantly, I rolled to the side for cover, wincing as my wing hit the ground.

Breathing deeply, I sent a knife whirling towards my attacker. The grunt and thud told me that I’d hit my target, so I retrieved the weapon before steeling myself to look at my wing. As I suspected, a bullet had torn through it, right in a spot that would prevent me from flying without immense pain. Grimacing, I tucked my wings close to my back before moving out into the hallway.

Well, this ought to be fun.

Part 3

Forever Tags: @riddikulus-obsessions

Son of a Biscuit Tags: @barnes-toddpartnersinheartbreak

Series Masterlist

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i havent been drawing much lately so i figured id use my blog like an actual blog to get something new on here, i dont think i’ll say anything profound but im all about being candid so if youre interested in that, cool.

around a year ago i made a big effort to make a multi chapter webcomic that i was hoping would get me noticed to snag some art job in some cartoon studio, but my intentions were so awful that i just sorta fell apart and was feeling burnt out every day. i bought lots of storyboarding books and studied tips on writing and looked for some kind of education to tell me how to do a good job, but then it wasnt about making a comic anymore. i had basically rewritten my story about 3 times and lost all of the fun i had when i thought it up, and i just fizzled out on it and i dont think i’ll be working on it again any time soon (i then went for a shorter idea that was only about being fun for me, and thats where The Red Muscle came from, one of the few projects ive ever finished).

during this time i would see the artists i look up to and how their circle of connections and friends gets tighter and tighter and i would get bothered so much with how badly i wanted to be in that circle yet never felt like i was a part of it, and that thought process poisoned everything i tried to make for months. ive been spending my time these days just having fun thinking up ideas and not worrying about making everything a finished piece i can shove in some art director’s face. i dont spend nearly as much time drawing as i did in the past, but i’m in a much better emotional space currently. i still think working at a cartoon studio would be a dream come true, but i dont let the idea of me not working there in the next 5-10 years cripple me anymore.

i think i felt like posting these unfinished pages and thumbnails just to help myself accept that not every idea has to be finished, or even be good. sometimes you can work on something and if you feel like what you have isnt doing anything for you, its ok to stop and do something else that feels better for you. i also thought some of these thumbs were really good! i tried really hard to make nice pages with cool camera angles and and page layouts, i practiced my perspective a lot and thought these had some of my biggest artistic growth in a long time.

if you bothered to read my ramblings all the way down to here, i should say thank you and im sorry! haha

Here’s a Neat Concept:

You know how everyone always talks about how scary it is that robots are taking over our lives, and how eventually robots will become smarter than us and we’ll be useless? Well, what if that sort of future had a positive spin on it instead? What if robots taking over is the coolest and best future humanity can hope for? Lemme explain:

Right now, robots are taking over jobs (and creating a couple new ones, but it’s still a decline) and getting smarter. Lots of jobs robots create are also just temporary jobs so that other robots can learn from you and eventually take over those jobs too. Obviously, people are worried. People will also say that even if 100% of jobs were automated, it would be bad, since without an incentive to work, people will just stop doing things and become useless.

I, myself, think that that’s not good either. Trust me. But consider, after that happens, after people become useless and eventually die off, and there’s just robots left, what have we actually lost? These robots are supposed to be humans, but better in every way, aren’t they? They’re stronger, more durable, smarter, the works. They may even be more attractive if they’re made to resemble people. Now, if a robot is smarter than a person, it’s brain has to be more complex, yes? And if the human brain can have emotions, which are just electrical impulses for all we know, wouldn’t a computer brain that’s better than a human brain have emotions too? Wouldn’t that robot be able to act and think like any other human, perhaps even more so? Emotions are confusing and we’re not sure how consciousness or anything works, but if we were to essentially copy a the layout of a brain with robot parts, and make a working brain that’s better than our own, can you even call it a robot? What defines someone as a human? The DNA? If there were another species that evolved alongside us, and was just as intelligent as we are, even if they looked different, we would have adopted them into our society, I believe. The simple issue here is that we’re the only animal we know if with our level of intelligence. Nothing is on par or smarter than us. So if we made a robot that was on par or smarter than us, would it not basically be another person?

My point here is this - Robots take over, people die off (peacefully, hopefully), and now robots are like, the new humans version 2.0. People are scared of that but I think it’s only because movies and games have made robots seem like these cold, empathy-lacking machines. In movies were it’s humans versus robots, how do the people always win? By being human. We think outside the box. We use our emotions. We have love to push us through. But science has shown us that robots can have emotions too. They can think outside the box. They may even be able to experience love. So, if robots ever became everything we are and then some, should we be afraid of becoming obsolete? Imagine if the robots taught newly built robots about their ancestors, organic creatures who could regenerate their own bodies, could produce babies without gathering new parts, and most importantly - made the first sentient robots. We would be like gods to them, I think, not stupid “meat-bags” like robots call us in the movies. Perhaps the robots would even call themselves humans, as they would have everything that qualifies them as human (not counting DNA, that is).

Robots could live in space, harsh environments, they could live thousands of years, go to the stars, go to new planets, do everything people have always wanted to do - And they wouldn’t really be different from us, just us - but better. I’m not sure what your beliefs are on death and the afterlife, but as for me, I’m not sure what the heck happens when we die. It’s strange to me that there were billions of years of stuff before I was born, millions of years of life, thousands of years of humans, yet I can’t remember anything before I was born. I like to believe that in some way, either through some spiritual mumbo-jumbo, or through some sort of geeky science-y way, our consciousness can restart in something or someone new after we die. I feel it just has to go somewhere, you know? Even if it’s just spread out through the dirt and air.

What I’m saying is perhaps we shouldn’t fear death, or robots taking over and humans as we know them to stop existing. If a robot brain can become everything a human brain is and then some, wouldn’t it have a consciousness just like a human? Would it not be worthy of the same respect and care people are entitled to? I don’t think we should see them as different, or even as robots. We should see them as the next generation of people - People who can and will do so much more than us in the future, the future of our race, the ones who will get to explore the stars and find alien life and travel through wormholes. Not like you’ll be around to see any of it anyways, so why worry? And maybe, when our lives end too, we won’t end. Perhaps future robots will be what we were. If nothing really changes, only improves, what do we have to fear ourselves?

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i was getting rusty with color picking and i really liked the colors in this part of the tgs trailer so quick screenshot redraw of sorts! anne’s so cute (*´ч ` *)

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As promised, more printables!

Since making and posting my first weekly/daily printables, I decided to make some more (and in my humble opinion, better) planning printables. With September beginning, I decided it was high time I shared them with you.

Monthly planner: horizontal box-type monthly layout, weeks start on Monday, notes space at the bottom right/top left. Find it here for September 2015, October 2015, November 2015, December 2015.

Weekly planners

Week of…”: horizontal weekly layout, moleskine weekly planner style, to-do list & notes space at the bottom.

Weekly plan of action’ horizontal weekly layout, goals, to-do list & notes space on the side.

Previous weekly planners: here & here

Daily planner: ‘Daily plan of action’ has space for your schedule, your priorities, your to do list, your meals, water intake & notes.

Previous daily planners: here, here & here.

That’s it for now. Please let me know if you like the new ones (better than the old ones/in general).One of the following days I will be posting some more printables, including a revision planner, an assignment planner, a meal planner & a class information sheet. So stay tuned :)

Disclaimer: I made all these printables myself using MS Office 2011 for Mac. Please do not redistribute, steal credit or remove footer. 

PS: Remember to tag ‘irstudyblr’ if you use them so I can see!!

Continued my quest to format all of @company0051 into print form. It is PAINFUL to go back and look at the earliest art in this comic. I started this thing almost exactly ten years ago on a whim, thinking it was going to be done in like fifty pages… NO. NO it was 368 pages long. It took five years to complete. Over those five years my art and layout skills got infinitely better and more polished. It’s good to be reminded sometimes where we come from, and I’ve gotten even better since! Here’s a perfect example of the beginning of the comic vs the end of the comic. What a difference half a decade makes.

So the Japan National ended.. with expected winners..

Well the biggest surprise was that Hanyu got the flu and had to withdraw which made me so disappointed, cause I was excited like crazy!!  But maybe this was for the best.. take care of your health and come back stronger!! –he’s always in a (mechagucha) state this time of the year!!  Why don’t they move JN to January, really.. it’s not even 2 weeks between it and GPF, and their best athletes are always exhausted-..

So Hanyu will be going to 4CC and Worlds like he planned!!  Ganbatte!!  Always look infront of you and do your best!

Shoma was under so much pressure that it showed on him!!  He fell on a quad in his short, but did all three in the free, well done!!  But had many little mistakes in his jumps.. but overall great!!  -I still like his FP in GPF the most-..  The weight of the pressure showed in his last pose and tears, and maybe exhausted too!!  Omedetou Shoma, National Champion..

Shoma will go to 4CC, Worlds and Asian Winter Games!! Wow!! Ganbatte!!

Mura did very well in SP, but he again made mistakes in the FP!!  What happened.. maybe his stamina!?  And Tanaka doing so well in the nationals.. omedetou.. lol, Hanyu must be so happy watching his friend, and more he’s going to be with him in worlds and 4CC!! Lool.. Tanaka get ready for the over excited Hanyu..

Tanaka will go to 4CC & Worlds, while Mura will go to the AWG.  Ganbatte!!

As for the ladies, I was so happy for Kana I got tears in my eyes at the end of her FP!!  She had two hard seasons.. and at last she performed a clean FP.. and the step sequence at the end was so beautiful.. otsukare sama..

(Aww.. her coach is crying too..)

And Mao!  The 3A is back!! Lool.. how stubborn can this lady be..!! (reminds me of someone who’s down now with a flu)!! -whistle-

I’m glad the 3A is back but I hope that her knee is totally cured to do that!!  Even if she didn’t land it, she’s getting better now, jumping her triples.. she still needs more confidence though before her triple jumps.. she does them perfectly at practice, but in her SP I felt she slowed down before her triples.. which make my heart sink!!  In the FP though she went for them and jumped, even though she fell twice.. I think that’s better than doubling them!! Go Mao!!

(lol, i saw that! Yes too bad for the 3A!)

(Comforting her self after the sp!!)

(I like how still she helps out with the flowers <3

(I don’t think she can carry more than this, lol)..

She got 12 in the ranking though.. and we won’t see her in the 3 coming competitions.. I’m hoping she would participate in small competitions if there were any.. Kana won’t compete too.. but she’s a substitute for AWG.

(More Mao screen shots..)

Hongo did really well.. I was surprised of her being 5th!! Maybe the jumping layouts!!  And she brought back the River Dance for her FP, I like it better to be honest, I didn’t like her fp.. but changing a program in the middle of the season is tough!!  Ganbatte in AWG!!

Lastly, Omedetou Satoko for your 3rd champion!!  The first mistake in the FP took me by surprise honestly and I couldn’t help but scold her.. lol.. but then she did everything nicely.. Otsukare and good luck from here on!!!   –I can’t but laugh at her stoic reaction when she was first, umm, you should react more Satoko chan!!!-.  Her last reverse spin is always beautiful..

Satoko will go to the three coming competitions 4CC, Worlds & AWG!!  Ganbatte!!  And with her goes two young skaters Mai & Wakaba, I think that’s good.. yep..

Go Team Japan!!  Good luck & Fight!!

+ this boy and his pooh! 

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170722 - Sorry for the horrible photo quality, but here is what my June layout looks like!! I started with the monthly layout, then moved to 4 weeks (week 4 I wanted to change up the formatting a bit to see how I liked it). I also have a habit tracker (which kinda failed, because I forgot to keep up with it), and a budget I decided not to show.

I’ll try to post my August one before I fill it up!! (and also take better quality photos) <3

Ugh this is probably the worst day to make a post about it because I’m physical tired right now but like keep in mind I’m not yelling at people here but I do wish folks that get really into fiction knew the difference between appreciating good writing and romanticizing actions.

I’ll give you a really good personal example, ready? Here’s Lusamine

This is probably one of the better characters Pokemon has come up wit over the years. Unlike most of their major villains she feels like she has real attainable goals rather than “change the very layout of the planet” and “kill literally everyone”. I really like her character.

Do I think her actions are good?

FUCK NO! 

Even with “but but she only became bad because her husbo disappeared” that’s no fucking excuse for abusing animals and her own children.

Now the problem with tumblr people is they see people going gaga for villains and assume those people would be alright with the villains behavior up to including calling them an apologist. Like here’s the deal kids: I was actually abused emotionally and psychology as a child by one of my parents. Like scenes with Lusamine literally made me cringe because she reminds me of my dad in terms of the manipulative language she uses. Good villains should be people you love to hate and I feel as long as people stick to that mantra rather than go “oooh I feel so bad for Genocide McMurderface because bad things happened to him once” there should be respect for their preferences.

Like really there is rarely a justified reason to call a stranger on the internet an apologist for shitty irl behavior based on their preferences in fictional characters. Again you don’t know anything about their personal life and its unfair I have to give out that info about my childhood just to show how the logic here doesn’t add up.

This post is a part of The Student Guide. See the full series here or the introduction to the Study Methods segment here.

Introduction

The Cornell method is a note-taking style that I’ve been using recently for all my classes. The method involves a special page layout which includes space for notes, questions and a summary of the material. I find it to be an extremely effective way of taking textbook notes and it helps me to memorise information better than other methods. While you can get special notepaper made for this method, all you really need is some paper, a ruler and a pen.

How Do You Do It?

The Cornell method is really simple, and you can modify it for your own needs as much as you like. Here are the basics:

  1. Add a title, by textbook section (for textbook notes) or by date / topic (for class notes). You can do this however you like, simple or fancy.
  2. Rule a margin about 5cm from the edge of the page. I suggest using grid paper when taking Cornell notes as it makes this step super easy.
  3. Take notes on the right side of the margin, using a new paragraph for each major concept / textbook section. Notes can be full sentences or bullet points, whichever you find most effective. If you like, you can highlight or underline key terms.
  4. On the left side of the margin, title each paragraph. Underneath the title, write any questions you still have about the content. These are your focus questions for further study before the exam. 
  5. Rule a line at the end of your notes, on the right hand side of the margin. Underneath it write a summary of all the content your notes have covered. You can summarise each paragraph in a sentence, write down key terms, or anything else that condenses the information. This summary, along with your questions, provide a great set of material for revision before your exams.

If you want, you can definitely change this method up. You can add doodles, eliminate the questions and/or summaries, write the summary on a sticky note instead, etc. 

Examples

Here are some of my favourite notes taken in Cornell style:

Conclusion

Basically do whatever you like with this method! It’s pretty flexible but provides a good base layout for your notes. Also I’ve decided that I’ll do something a little different with The Student Guide than originally planned. While existing posts will remain up, I’ll be restarting the series in 1-2 weeks time with a few modifications.

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I like having a bit more free layout and I will keep it for now~
It’s already Saturday evening here and I haven’t done much. I’m somehow not really motivated at the moment, but I try to just finish a little. It’s better than nothing right?~~
I’m listening Suran’s mini album up and down. It gives me good vibes and I really like her sound and every song on her album, it’s perfect, that’s why I used a quote of her song ‘walking’.
Also, this Tuesday was BTS 4th anniversary, so I wrote all the songs down, that either means a lot to me or are just one of my favorites (even tho all their songs are masterpieces~). They are seriously an inspiration to work hard and achieve your dream. I always get a bit more optimistic, when I see them and think how far they’ve come! I’m really proud of them and want to achieve my dreams, just like they did and be proud of myself, when I look back.
Anyways, I need to finish my to-do list for today~~

Aesthetic for idol Shuuichi Saihara in blues and vibrant colours, with hints of idol Ouma Kokichi!

Hello, Saihara! Here is your aesthetic.

I…oh my, I seriously need to claim more idol-themed requests. This was amazingly fun to do! I also hope you don’t mind the layout I tried for this one - in my opinion, it worked better than my regular one. However, if you don’t like it, let me know, and I’ll arrange it differently.

I hope that you like this, Saihara! Have a nice day.

-mod Pekoyama

Art source: X

//Hey guys. I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. Life just…got in the way again. My job has gone through two managers so far, so I’ve been working 24-30 hr weeks opening up and by the time I get home I’m too tired to do anything. School had me running in circles and…I guess I was just in a dark spot for a while. Things are better now, so I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things with Donnie here. I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do, maybe change the blog layout a bit and update the rules or whatnot. Thank you, everyone, for you patience. I came back to a lot of ninja hug messages :)

Mun out!