i forgot that you can use spaces on tumblr

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Finally had time to finish this piece from forever ago. I’ve always loved Escher’s mind bending work and I’ve been really into drawing glass lately so it’s only natural to mix the two. I used a free sketchup model of Escher’s stairs as the base for this drawing. You can find tutorials of how I utilize 3D in my drawings on my YuumeiArt.com website. I forgot to record the drawing process for this one in particular, but the concept and process is all the same.

Now that I have bit more time after moving, expect lost more updates soon, and new comics are under way as well! :D

how to take notes

hello! in celebration for 50 followers i’m doing my first masterpost! this is amazing to me, because thats more than twice the amount of people at my school. mind blown 

anyways, this post is about taking notes. now, to take the pretty notes that make our hearts flutter, most people start out with basic and even messy looking notes and then rewrite. personally, my classes go at a very slow pace and i write pretty quickly, so i have a basic template already copied into my notebook and ready to fill in during class. but, i’ve been in classes where the teacher talks at 120 mph and there’s no way you can take “good” notes in-class. so, here we go!

some pretty/helpful notes:

key:
^_^ = generic help
<3 = note type a example
:) = note type b example
✿ = note type c example

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^_^ 
^_^ 
^_^
<3
<3 
:)
:)
:)
:) 
 

I. in class


step 1:

have a notebook/paper and supplies

  • pencils
  • eraser
  • notebook/paper
  • highlighter (optional)
  • yeah that’s pretty much it

step 2:

get writing!

  • if there are slides or a slideshow, you can ask the teacher to send you the slideshow. that way you don’t have to take notes on it. only do this if its a very nice teacher though!!
  • decide what is important.
  • if i’m going to re-write my notes at home, i like to write down everything the teacher says. then, at home i can choose what to include.
  •      pros: you get all the information and can learn more from your notes
  •      cons: its a lot of things to write down and your hand may cramp :(
  • you could also just write down what seems important
  •      pros: its a lot quicker and easier.
  •      cons: you may miss key information based on your judgement of the statement.

step 3:

categorize

  • have ways to tell the difference between information.
  • when i do this i have 2 pieces of paper on the desk.
  1. fold them in half.
  2. information paper:
  3. on one half write all the very important information.
  4. on the other write the other information.
  5. clarification paper
  6. on one half write all definitions.
  7. on the other write vocabulary or any other information.
  • you can also underline, circle, highlight, or any other distinctive markings to categorize information.

II. at home

step 1:

supplies!

  • pencils
  • notebook/loose leaf paper
  • erasers
  • pens
  • highlighters
  • mildliners
  • fineliners
  • any supplies can be substituted with whatever you have :)


step 2:

plan

  • since i re-write in pen (you can do whatever you’d like), i like to plan out the notes on another sheet of paper using pencil and then do the “real” thing when it looks perfect on the planning paper.
  • make sure you have a place for everything.
  • you don’t want to be writing everything in pen and then realize you forgot to leave space for definitions or something silly.


step 3:

drawing it out

  • of course, everyone has their own style, but there is a very common style on tumblr. this doesn’t include all types, but the 3 main types i see.

type a - cute-sy

  • bubble-y writing
  • a large ribbon banner as the title or all-caps highlight w/dark cursive through it
  • geometric/linear highlighted subhead
  • doodles scattered on paper 
  •      click  for examples 
  • ribbon/bubble/cloud/girly headers

type b - simple

  • neat writing (any writing style)
  • two different types of headers
  • very simple and plain
  • very artsy, complicated, and often cursive
  • literally thats it
  • its so easy and nice

type c - mind map

  • the most artistic/pretty (sometimes)
  • any writing style
  • start with bubble/cloud around title/topic
  • basically just make lines coming out
  • and connect them to more bubbles
  • you can do different shapes depending on the information type

step 4:

decorate

  • add doodles
  • highlight
  •      do this strategically
  •      if you only do it for aesthetics that can be really confusing
  • underline
  •      again
  •      make sure that what you are doing makes sense
  • use sticky notes/page flags

step 5:

studying

  • study however you might normally study
  •      or use the pomodoro technique
  •      there are lots of different ways to study that you could use
  • if you get bored
  •      take small breaks
  •      draw cute lil stick figures saying important info

wow! that was long, but i hope you guys enjoyed it or were helped by it! be sure to message me requests or anything you’d like to see!

accs mentioned:

@studypetals @divergent-i @mediocrestudyblr @studeity @studyforuwc @georgistudies @acadehmic @studyandfocus @freakygeekclique @mindpalacestudy @haleystudies tysm for having such amazing resources!

Someone named Kate (I think, sorry if I messed it up!) sent us an ask about the mod applications and how long they would take but tumblr at it, here’s what I’d answered:

“Hey! That’s because we forgot to put a space for url, oopsies. Could you please send us an ask with the name you put on the form and your url so that we can find you? (this applies to anyone who submitted also!)

And I don’t know, we’re gonna wait for a few days to say how many we get, and then it’ll depend if we’re really sure who we want or if we’re hesitating. I can’t say for sure. Shouldn’t take more than two weeks, I think!”

-mod Ink

One day, one rhyme- Day 888

“The lights won’t work, what’s going on?
It’s dark, I can’t see one photon.
The power points are dead as stones,
However will we charge our phones?
I see, the bill we didn’t pay.
Came in the mail, got filed away.
Ah well, I’ll just call up a friend.
We’ll have a chat, the boredom end.
Oh dear, we’ve not paid the phone bill?
No Tumblr, Facebook, I feel ill.
Oh well, we’ve all this time to spare,
I think I’ll go and wash my hair.
We forgot the water bill too?
That’s something anyone could do.
Think how fit we’re going to stay
Walking to public loos all day.
And since we get a lot of rain,
An outdoor shower we’ll attain
And use the old stall’s extra space
As a three-walled, walk-in bookcase.
And the gas bill, too, you forgot?
We’ll be the opposite of hot,
Eating cold beans straight from the can.
As long as you paid the hitman,
Everything will be just fine.”
And that’s when her scared eyes met mine…