needed to be done etc

tips & tricks & i’ve learned in 21 years as a human girl who has adhd

some of these i’ve learned on my own, or from family/friends, or reddit/tumblr/pintrest/facebook. but i’ve compiled a list that has helped me remain focused, organized, and not having my mind go all over the place. some of them are just good to know.

1. don’t put it down, put it away (helps immensely with clutter)

2. use a planner for everything, not just school (i use an actual planner because writing it down actually helps me remember it better, but an app can work too)

3. color code class materials, use a different color for each subject (i’m a nursing student and i’m always running around like crazy, my binders, folders, and notebooks for each class each have their own color. ex: bio=green, chem=blue, psych=pink. that way if i’m in a rush, i never grab the wrong stuff.)

4. rewriting class notes, memos, important dates, & anything else worth remembering helps to engrain it in your mind 

5. meal prepping twice every week helps to save time & money & also helps to keep your meals nice and healthy (it also helps me remember to eat because sometimes i have a hard time doing so since my vyvanse suppresses my appetite. it also helps to eat before i take my meds because then i have a more normal appetite and i’m not cranky. i’m also someone who would rather just not eat because i get stressed if i have to cook something, so having something all set and ready to go for each meal is such a huge stress relief)

6. do some sort of exercise for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week because it gets rid of excess energy, helps you to focus, & look & feel great (i do 45 minutes of cardio every other day on the stair-stepper & i’ve just gotten really into weight lifting. cardio definitely helps me A LOT to not be so cranky or all over the place)

7. pick out and get your outfit for the next day, every single night (i pick out EVERYTHING from the actual clothes, to the underwear, socks, bra, shoes, & accessories. this helps because i also have a weird thing about how clothes fit over undergarments & i also have a weird thing about matching clothes with undergarments, socks, & shoes)

8. pack your backpack and whatever else you need the night before (i put all my class materials, snacks & drinks, chargers, gym clothes, etc in my bag every night before i go to bed so i don’t rush or forget anything in the morning)

9. have a bag full of essentials that you take everywhere (i have a purse that i keep my wallet, keys, a protein bar, a water, my iPad, a back up charger, pen, small notebook, planner, gum, & hand sanitizer that i take with me everywhere. everything has it’s own special pocket & i never lose track of the things i need)

10. make lists of “to’s” (to do, to remember, to buy)

11. go from room to room whenever you leave someplace to make sure you haven’t left anything behind 

12. use post-it notes in visible places as reminders

13. set aside one day per week to do stuff you need to get done (cleaning, schoolwork, chores, grocery shopping, etc)

14. have a “time out” for yourself every other day to relax and recharge (i set aside an hour or two every single day to read or watch a tv show or do something that doesn’t require too much thought or energy. i don’t answer calls or texts, and i try not to browse social media. this helps me relax and not feel overwhelmed throughout the day or the week)

15. set alarms for waking up, tasks, & cooking fro better time management (i use a great app called 30/30 thats a great task manager. it lets you set up a list with a set time for each task. the timer starts and you go about your task, once the time is up, it lets you know you should move onto your next task)

<< helping your mental health: back to school >>

we all know that school is tough. really tough. and your mental health can suffer, which can lead you to burning out or becoming exhausted and unmotivated for a long period of time, which you don’t want. 

self-care. as we all know, i am a massive lover of self care. i think it’s so important and it’s enjoyable too, so what reason could you have to not want to practise it? it can be simpler than you think, too - i might make a list of self care things, although i’ve reblogged a bunch and linked them in other masterposts - for example: standing outside your front door/building and taking a few deep breaths or brushing your teeth or washing your face. 

know your limits. know how long you can study for until you start getting distracted, and begin to set timers. for example, i can work comfortably for about half an hour before i need a break, so i’ll set a 30 minute timer, then have a five or ten minute break depending on what im doing in that break (if im eating then five but if adding to my bullet journal then it could need ten minutes), then continuing this until my work is done or it’s late etc. 

talk to people. for me, my friends are my therapists. i go to them and spill out my thoughts and they help me - they give me a hug and give me advice and tell me that i will be fine, i’ll always be fine, i can get through it, and that they will be there for me every step of the way. find someone you can wholeheartedly trust and talk to them every time you feel yourself beginning to bottle things up. bottling. up. is. not. good. 

reward yourself. if there’s a particular day on your timetable that you hate or that is really difficult for you to get through (last year on a monday i would have 200 minutes of business - our timetable having three 100 minute lessons a day, and on mondays we would essentially have two business lessons) make sure you reward yourself at the end of the day. maybe that’s taking yourself to a coffee shop after school to relax, or to the bookstore and buying a new book or a nice new pen (don’t do this one too often since it spends a lot of your money over time) or visiting the library to talk to a regular you’ve made friends with or to read for a while, or have a bath or tidy a room or area in your house or call a friend or anything else you can think of. 

breathe. i do this thing called the 7-7-8 breaths, but you can change this to 5-5-6 or 6-6-7,, whatever suits you. breathe in for seven seconds, hold it for seven seconds, breathe out for eight seconds. repeat this until your heartrate has slowed to normal, you’re breathing comfortably, and you feel calmer. 

this is all i have for now, it’s not much but hopefully it helps in some way. feel free to message me if your mental health isn’t okay; we can talk or i can give you some self care things to do. ily all, stay healthy. 

xo carrie

I’m now an incoming freshman heading off to college this fall. I’m very happy to say that I survived the college application and acceptance process. Here are some tips/advice I have for high school seniors applying to college in the U.S. Best of luck to anyone applying this fall! Feel free to drop an ask if you need advice. 

  • Some schools use Common App, others don’t. Visit the college’s official website. If you search them on the Common App and they’re not there, chances are you’ll have to go to another website to apply. 
  • Avoid asking friends to look over your essay. You might feel tempted to ask them for advice. You’re better off asking a teacher for critiques. They’re professionals, and they can help you get your essay in the right direction. I suggest asking English teachers because they’re great when it comes to grammatical errors and the like. 
  • For the Common App essay, keep brainstorming. Keep writing. Keep editing.  I cannot stress this enough. If you feel that your essay isn’t working, toss it out. Don’t waste your time writing something that doesn’t reflect who you are. 
  • Avoid reading other people’s essays. There’s a reason why their prose and topic works for them. Your essay is meant to reflect who you are as an individual. Reading their essays will not help you in writing yours. There’s no formula. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to write about an accomplishment or the time you won something. Don’t write it for them, write it for you. 
  • START EARLY ON ESSAYS. This is not an essay you can write the night before. A majority of colleges view your essay as one of the main factors in your acceptance. This is not something to blow off or take lightly. You need to spend at least a few weeks or more to craft your essay. 
  • Schools will require ADDITIONAL ESSAYS. Check the Common App or an alternative website for these additional essays. They’re often called “supplemental essays.” Make sure you get these extra essays looked over as well!
  • Recommendations. Some colleges require none. Others ask for as many as 3. Most applications ask for a rec from a counselor and teacher. The Common App gives you the option of getting a rec from a non-academic teacher like a coach. 
    • Some teachers get swamped with several requests for a recommendation. Start asking within the first few weeks of school. 
    • The teachers you’re getting recs from should know you very well, they should be familiar with your success as a student and as an overall person. 
    • If you’re planning on asking, the best way to go is by seeing the teacher in person. It’s more genuine and direct. Send an email as last resort. 
  • Own a planner or notebook to keep track of deadlines and tasks. I suggest getting a mini notebook just for college applications. In the notebook, I would write down: deadlines, essays that need to be edited/looked over, colleges you’re applying to, transcripts that need to be sent, etc. Check off tasks when you get them done. Use the calendar for deadlines. 
  • Work on applications during the weekday. It sounds hectic, believe me, but you’ll save yourself the stress. Work on application related tasks every night, whether it’s editing a paragraph of your essay or sending in those AP scores. That way, you can be efficient during the weekday and weekend.
  • DEADLINES ARE DIFFERENT FOR EARLY ACTION, EARLY DECISION, and REGULAR DECISION APPLICANTS. KEEP TRACK OF THESE DEADLINES.
    • Early decision: If you apply early and you get in, you’re automatically binded to that school. You must attend and decline all your other applications to other schools. 
    • Early action: If you apply early and you get in, you don’t have to worry about applying later on. You are not binded to that school. 
    • Regular decision: You apply at the normal deadline. They notify you later than the early applicants. You are not binded to any schools. 
  • Do your research about your colleges, their test score policies, which AP test scores they accept, etc. Your best bet is visiting the college’s official website and/or checking the requirements on Common App. Write these down because colleges ask for different requirements.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a teacher, counselor, Google, a college representative, family, and your friends. They are your greatest assets. I pretty much got the best help from asking my friends because they had older siblings who went through the college app process.
  • Avoid College Confidential. Enough said.
  • Don’t hold back, and don’t give up. I never would have imagined getting into my dream school but I did. You’d be surprised at what you’re capable of as long as you stay true to yourself and work hard.
  • Senior year will take a lot of your time away from friends and family. Make sure to keep in touch with them frequently! Take breaks. Please do not prioritize school before your mental health. Your health is more important.
  • Your test scores are just a number. It does not define your actual intelligence nor does it define your value as a human being. Your scores may not be within the range of the school but it doesn’t mean you won’t get in because of it. That being said, you should still try and study for them. You have the option of taking the ACT/SAT again in senior year. 
  • Your activities and extracurriculars are really important. Colleges want to see what you’re passionate about when you’re not a student in the classroom. They will ask you to list what clubs or activities you’ve been involved in since entering high school. Leadership positions and volunteer hours are wonderful additions.
  • It can get stressful and frustrating, so make sure you space out all the tasks you have to get done. Remember to take breaks, have fun, and relax once in a while. A clear, relaxed mind works better than a mind under severe stress and lack of sleep. 
  • Senioritis is real. You sometimes have to step back and punch senioritis in the face. Even the best students fall prey to this contagious disease. Colleges DO look at your second semester grades, don’t let them slip. Start strong, finish strong. 
    • Senior year is said to be one of the best years of your life. Sure it’s gonna get tough in the beginning but once you’re done, you’re ready to go off to college before you know it. 

Good luck and have a wonderful year! 

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1. Wally (iPhone, iPad)
I personally love this app cause it’s easy to use, beautiful to look at, keeps my receipts and isn’t cluttered with useless features. You can divide them into various categories/subcategories, add in your income, see your balance as well as see your spending habits graphed into beautiful pie charts.

2. 30/30 (iPhone, iPad)
This app is mostly intended for study sessions but I use it to keep track of routines, particularly for housework. I tend to procrastinate and dilly-dally when doing laundry/dishes/etc and sometimes I just need to GET IT DONE. You can allot how much time you want to spend, and save these lists/routines for future use. 

3. IFTTT (iPhone, iPad)
IFTTT stands for If This, Then That and you can use it for ANYTHING. Statements are called “recipes” and allow for a more productive use of your time by eliminating routine actions. I currently use “If raining tomorrow, then remind me today to bring an umbrella” and “If tagged in Facebook photo, then save in iOS Photos”. Alternatively, you can use it to automatically transfer tagged screenshots/notes/etc to dropbox/google drive/etc. 

4. Evernote (iPhone, iPad, Macbook)
I think everyone knows what Evernote is. It has a ton of features including journals, notes, lists, whatever you want. I use it to keep my 2015 goals and lists (books to read, movies to watch, music to get, gift ideas, recipes to try and my bucket list). How does it make me a better student? I no longer waste free time thinking about what to watch, where to eat, or things to do. I get more things done that I’ve always wanted to do and can therefore appreciate when it’s time to get back to work.

5. Grades 3 (iPhone)
Also self-explanatory! It helps you keep track of how each of your evaluations are affecting your final mark. Sometimes it’s hard to see how a 5% quiz improves/ruins your grade. I found myself 10X more motivated after using this app cause you can see just how much better you can do.

6. Inkflow Visual Notebook (iPad)
I just recently discovered this and it is THE BEST. As a human bio major in my undergrad, I drew out flowcharts ALL THE TIME. The problem was that I’d run out of space or need to add a new molecule in between, and my OCD would hit the fan. This app allows you to take a photo of your work, but only scans the pencil/pen part, and therefore seamlessly fits in with the rest of your document. You can then erase, select, add and move around different components of the flowchart/note/picture/etc.

7. Flashcards+ (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Windows)
This is pretty self-explanatory! What I liked about this is that I was able to test myself while walking to places in the freezing -30 degrees Celsius weather in Toronto (which I wouldn’t be able to do with physical flashcards). Not to mention it saves so much time and paper, and you can easily share them with others.

8. Duolingo (iPhone, iPad)
Learning a new language keeps your head sharp and resume competitive for this increasingly globalized world. I’m currently learning German and this app makes it super easy and fun! I started last week doing 15 minutes every day and I have already had a full (simple) conversation with my German friend - it’s that good!

9. Circle of 6 (iPhone)
As newly independent adults, we need to organize our SAFETY. This app allows you to choose 6 people to send an emergency text to with your details and location at the click of a button (as well as an “I’m okay but thanks” message once the crisis is averted).

10. SAM (iPhone, iPad)
If you’ve ever had anxiety attacks, you’ll understand how much time an attack eats up when you’re trying to be your most productive self. It has a toolbox of methods to calm you down and provides explanations for what you’re feeling. You can even rate each method so you know what works for you.

11. Dashlane (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Windows)
With all the different social media accounts, email accounts (going on my 4th one now that I’m a Masters student at a new university!), online shopping accounts, bank accounts, etc - it starts to get hard to keep track of all your usernames/passwords AND have strong, individual passwords for all of them. This helps keep track and allows the ability to change ALL your passwords at once if something were to happen to your various accounts.


12. Google Drive (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Android, Windows)
I can spend a whole blog post talking about this one. I have 100% of my documents saved on google drive on my desktop. This means I have 100% of my documents on my phone, ipad and .. anywhere with an internet connection. You won’t have to lug around a big laptop all the time, AND you can have the peace of mind knowing you have access to important information from literally anywhere in the world. And a bonus - it doesn’t take up any space (except in the cloud!).

13. Zotero (Macbook, Windows)
I love doing research papers but I absolutely hate having to keep track of everything I’ve read. This app allows you to create folders to keep citations for each of your individual reports. Once you’re done, just choose your referencing method and it creates all your bibliography for you at the click of a button!

14. Self Control (Macbook, Windows)
Need to study online but keep feeling tempted to go on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube, etc? Put them all on a “Blacklist” on this Self Control app and prevent yourself from being able to access them for a certain amount of time. Even if you delete the app, you still can’t get on those sites until your time is up. LIFE SAVER.

Hopefully these tips have helped you in some way. I’d love to hear about other useful apps! The trick is to have apps that satisfy more than one function, so that you don’t clutter up your devices.

Efficiently,

The Organized Minimalist

Spell Jar to Find A House

My lease is up soon, and the husband and I are looking for a new place to live. We’re doing a bunch of legwork, too, but a little extra oomph is always nice, and this spell jar worked well last time, so we figured we’d do it again. And this time, I’m sharing it with all of you!

Supplies:

  • a jar or bottle
  • a piece of paper
  • a writing utensil
  • a piece of ribbon or string
  • at least one jingle bell
  • a tea light or other candle

Optional:

  • amber or other offering tidbit
  • alcohol or essential oil or something to anoint the paper with

Steps:

1. Write your intentions on the piece of paper - type and print it, or hand write it in an appropriate color ink, or just use black, up to you.  But write exactly what you’re looking for!  What kind of house/apartment, what sort of neighborhood, what sort of roommate, and don’t forget to include your budget and timeline.

2. Roll up that lil piece of paper, and anoint it if you wish - we used a smidge of brandy, but you could use whatever type of liquid is most appropriate to your practice.  Please don’t use alcohol if you’re below the legal age for consumption.

2. Tie that paper roll up with the ribbon or string, and tie the jingle bell to it.  We used two jingle bells because… louder.  Mostly.

3. Plop that sucker in the jar. 

4. Add the little offering thing to the jar if you wish - skip this step if you don’t work with gods or spirits, because the idea is that I’ll be giving the three pieces of amber as an offering in a fire after we find the right house.  It’s a bribe.  Also, careful not to use anything that will shatter or break when you shake the jar…  Once it’s in, close the jar.

5. Charge the jar with your intent!  First, think about what you wrote down, what you want.  Then imagine what it will be like to find the perfect place - the excitement!  Third, imagine what it will feel like to live in this new place - the happy contentedness!  Light a tea light or some other kind of candle on the jar lid to seal the deal.  Or use an electric candle for like an hour, maybe.

6. Once that’s done, shake the jar and wish!  Keep shaking and wishing every day, like you’re spamming a message board.  And don’t forget to do the legwork: post ads, look at ads, call leasing offices, get a realtor, etc.  Do what needs to be done, and you’ll find what you seek.


[[Edit: whoops, I saved that to queue and not drafts, so it posted while I was still editing it…]]

anonymous asked:

heeeelp i'm being unproductive and lazy again. any tips?

I’VE GOT YOUR BACK SON.

APPS WHICH WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR SHIT DONE 

Time Out

for the times you’ve blinked and fuck where did the past 5 hours go. 

Hands down my favourite program. Basically, it sets a timer on your computer, forcing you to take breaks at regular intervals. It’ll force you to do so by blacking out your screen and disabling any running programs. You can set alerts and the automated voice can yell the fucking time at you. 

The most useful feature of this program is the use of mini-breaks, which dims your screen at regular intervals. What I find useful is that it helps me assess how effectively i’m using my time. If all I’ve done is dick around on tumblr since the last time my screen blacked out, then fuck, I need to move on to another task because clearly I am procrastinating (albeit like a boss). 

Lanes

If you’ve got to PLAN YOUR FREAKIN’ LIFE this is the one for you

If you use the Pomodoro technique, there’s a set timer on this chrome extension. There’s also handy to do lists and a weekly planner. Its basically an all in one planner. 

Alternative: Momentum.  

30/30

Micromanage your life. With alarms. Lots and lots of alarms 

You know your long ass to do list? This app will let you make a long ass to do list - but you can have alarms at the end of each task. You can set the time for each task, queue them up, and you’re good to go! 

Self Control

BLOCK ALL DISTRACTIONS.  

Basically, Self Control works as a website blocker which stops you from accessing certain sites for a set period of time. You can create a list of your most visited websites (e.g. youtube, tumblr, facebook…all the usual procrastination staples) and block the for up to 24 hours. Uninstalling the program will not work - you still have to wait for the allocated time to pass! 

Alternative:  StayFocusd

THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • 3-2-1 Method: If I’ve got a whole day (and night) of study I break it down into different sessions. My first study session will be for three hours (with 10 min breaks between each hour), then I’ll take a longer break for a meal or something. Then I’ll study for two hours. Break. Then one. Repeat. 
  • Lists: On my very very unproductive days, I list out all the things I need to do and break them down into small chunks. I try to complete as much as I can within the hour. After a small break, I start another hour study session. The goal? To complete more tasks than I did in the hour before. So even if I only get one thing done in the first hour, at the very least, by the end of the second hour, I’ll have completed two things. 
  • Do small things first: if you have a large list of items to do, do a succession of the less time consuming tasks first. It’s a real confidence booster to be able to cross off 3 things from your list within the first hour, and may give you the motivation to power through the rest of your day. And heck, even if the rest of the day ends in a netflix spiral, at least you’ve got those three things done! 
  • Find another way to study the same content: sometimes, lack of productivity may come down to an inability to engage with content (aka the shit you’re studying is boring). Mix things up - record your notes on a mic, draw mindmaps, colour code things! Keep yourself engaged - studying isnt all about wrote memorisation and copying notes. Same shit, different day? NOT TODAY.  
  • Do not disturb: Short of throwing your phone out of the window, put your phone on do not disturb mode. Heck, if you can bear it, put it in another room. 
  • Make sure you know wtf you need to get done: This may involve making a list etc. I find that where I don’t have set goals, im more likely to procrastinate (as the impending doom of the deadlines has not forced its way down my throat yet). 

In the wise words of Shia LaBeouf, JUST FUCKIN’ DO IT. 

All the best! 

cisco: *a great hacker shown making a program and a whole bunch of tech and outfits*
winn: *a great hacker shown making a program and a virus to destroy an alien*
curtis: * a great hacker shown making a program and technology that changes the game for technology (like a self-sustaining battery and a chip to help people walk again*

felicity: what’s a program?
olicity fandom: I can’t believe they dare say Felicity isn’t as smart as Cisco and Curtis - she is the smartest women in the entire world.

Originally posted by bustedphotographer

Monsta X if they were in a Horror Movie

Shownu

  • Naturally calm and collected, he isn’t easily frightened
  • In fact, the only time he’d truly be scared is if he feels like the lives of his friends and the lives of any other innocent person are at stake
  • Even so, he makes a good leader because he can still think and act rationally even during the worst situations
  • During events like a chase, he’d definitely stay around the end of the group so he could try and fight off whatever was chasing them
  • He’d also be the one who’d make “nice saves”, knocking things over to block the pursuer’s way, shutting the door behind them at just the right time, barricading that door soon afterwards
  • Very aware of his surroundings, so he actually wouldn’t be easy to surprise or jump-attack
  • Not particularly comforting with words, but his presence tends to be reassuring to others
  • Would fight off any attacker no matter how dangerous they were or how un-armed Shownu would be
  • Even if they were attacking someone else, ESPECIALLY if they were attacking someone else

Wonho

  • Selfless, but to a fault. His selflessness may potentially lead to his downfall
  • He’d be a considerate and noble leader if needed, but he’d just care so much about his group he’d forget to take care of himself
  • He’ll put on a tough exterior and remain serious for the most part, but if threatened or scared he’d be extremely nervous
  • Even to the point of tears
  • If someone were to go missing or  if they were to die, he would definitely cry
  • Probably wouldn’t even need a weapon, his strength would serve him well
  • Might be a little squeamish (not as much as Minhyuk or Jooheon), but his scream would be pretty high pitched
  • Willingly volunteer to be a lookout in case their group would need to take a detour, rest etc.
  • Proceeds with caution for the most part but will react extremely quickly if provoked
  • Would sacrifice himself or take any brutal attack no matter how fatal as long as it would keep another person safe
  • The type of person who’d call/text his mother “goodbye mom, I love you”

Minhyuk

  • He’d be the type of character to walk into places without much caution and say “Hello?” if he sensed something
  • Would also turn around at the worse times
  • Has the loudest reactions, even if the movie’s antagonist wasn’t there he’d scream so badly it would be enough to lead them to him
  • Automatically assume he and the group were dealing with a supernatural, paranormal force (even if it isn’t)
  • Extremely vunerable if he was alone or in a small group, but he’d be able to survive well in large numbers
  • Would try and incorporate video game knowledge into any situation
  • “I played a bunch of those horror RPG simulators, I’m preeeeetty sure we shouldn’t do that. But there’s this thing I did when I played Left 4 Dead and…”
  • Comes extremely close to dying at least 7 times in the entire movie
  • Would use a flashlight basically all the time but flash it around so obnoxiously
  • Tries to lighten the mood especially if someone gets scared, he’ll try extra hard to comfort them too
  • If he would die, his death would most likely be the most graphic, prolonged, and ultimately heart wrenching for both the viewers and the characters in the movie itself

Kihyun

  • No absense of his motherly nature, he’d make sure to keep track of everyone
  • Keeps track of everything that happens, makes little mental notes to himself if he notices anything
  • Would probably piece together things he’s noticed to figure out some sort of vital plot point or some sort of knowledge key to their survival
  • Might be the character who’d die before he could tell them though
  • He’s actually really handy and makes use of literally everything
  • Anything is a weapon to him. He could grab the nearest object and it would be like a death sentence to whoever he was going to fight with
  • Would totally yell and threaten the movie’s antagonist
  • Makes sure everyone’s in good shape, will tend to anyones wounds if they’re injured
  • Scavenge for food and supplies wherever he can
  • Takes a long time for him to trust others, but the doubt may actually come in handy (that stranger that tagged along with their group for a “better chance of survival”? turns out they were in kahoots with the murderer and kihyun knew well enough not to trust him)

Hyungwon

  • Insists that getting rest is vital to his survival
  • Yes, he’d take naps at any given opportunity
  • But it doesn’t mean he’s unaware of his surroundings and what occurs in them
  • He’s very swift and witty, even if he may seem to have a sluggish and lazy nature
  • A follower who doesn’t contribute too much, because people usually don’t take him seriously
  • But if he made a suggestion or figured out something that turned out to be useful or correct, the group wouldn’t hear the end of it
  • Gets exhausted pretty easily (if they were being chased Shownu would probably take his spot in the back of the group, and he’d constantly have to push Hyungwon forward to help him out)
  • Would probably make jokes about how he’d let himself get killed so he could have an eternal sleep
  • Probably makes jokes in general, about how they should “vote on who gets sacrificed”, “who goes to check first”
  • Has delayed reactions and might not even react much at things that would be “jumpscares”, but he’d bolt outta there real quick
  • Typically in doubt for the vast majority of the movie, even if he doesn’t admit it. He probably won’t think there would be any grave consequences, certainly no death, until it actually happens

Jooheon

  • The most cautious and jittery person in the group
  • He’s easily caught off guard regardless
  • Will scream even at the slightest touches
  • Suggest to call the police at any given opportunity
  • Would probably be the one calling for help regardless, whether the plea is directed towards authorities, other characters, or really anyone who could hear him
  • Gets really emotional and will probably be that type of person who will confess literally all his wrongdoings, “Listen Kihyun, I’m the one who trashed your apron. Hyungwon, I was the one who ate the take-out food you saved in the fridge. PLEASE PLEASE DON’T KILL ME I’M SORRY PLEASE FORGIVE ME”
  • The first to crack under pressure, but his hasty reactions/actions might just save a life
  • Either never wants to leave the setting (eg. if the movie took place in a house), or he’d want to get out of there immediately but definitely doesn’t want to be left alone
  • Raps when he’s scared, even if it’s super quiet he’ll probably be muttering a verse or two under his breath

I.M

  • Will either be the person to think “there’s obviously a logical, scientific explanation to everything!” or “we’re dealing with the paranormal here, and frankly I think we’re just about fucked”. There’s no in-between
  • Would totally try and record videos on his phone thinking it would make good Youtube content (if they survived lol)
  • Slightly outcasted, might be the “loner” who doesn’t fit in at first yet the others would still care for him lots
  • Would probably survive, potentially be the last survivor
  • His quick thinking would probably save them most of the time
  • Pieces together what they need to know, like how to defeat the antagonist
  • Tries to be sneaky but will probably fail
  • Like, he’ll try a sneak attack on the movie antagonist in the dark but he’ll walk into something or stub his toe and blow his cover because he’ll yell “Ah, fuck!”
  • Or he’d be trying to escape really really quietly, but he steps on a creaky floorboard and it’s game over
  • If the movie was something paranormal or so, like perhaps Ouija board related, he was probably the one who suggested playing it in the first place

I think some people are confused on what the Departments are for in UA, particularly those who make OCs

Heroics

The most popular department where students learn how to use their Quirks and become Pro Heroes. Easy to understand.

General Education

This is like regular high school. They do not have combat lessons or rescue lessons. They probably have classes on how to improve using their Quirks (not exactly clarified at this point), and even then it’s not for Heroing, but only for general knowledge.

Management

Business-related course. Lots of number crunching stuff, maths, probability, economics, marketing, advertising etc. particularly in the Pro Hero business.

Support

The department that causes the most confusion. “Support” is the dept/course where they focus on items/gadgets/costume

If the student has a “support” type of Quirk (like healing or crowd control) and aims to fight villains or support other Heroes with their Quirk, that’s still part of the Heroics course, not Support

Again Support students learn how to create/manufacture/invent items that can help others, but they do not necessarily do Hero work themselves. They just really…make items, have it patented, sell it, etc. Hatsume Mei is like the embodiment of it. If their Quirk helps them make items/gadgets/whatever then great, they have an advantage, but they still only really make useful items.

They typically end up as the people in the Design industry that makes costumes


Other schools probably have other departments but not all schools have Heroics. Also, students don’t need to graduate high school under the Heroics course to become a Pro Hero, it just makes it easier. It’s possible to graduate under Support department and later in adulthood pursue becoming a Pro Hero. You’d need recommendations, internship, passing license exams, etc. which are all done during high school Heroics, so it’s like you’re studying all over again. Takes several years to accomplish and might make you stuck as a sidekick forever

Important thing to consider: UA is not the only Heroics school in Japan, there are lots of schools that offers this course, but UA is the best.

anonymous asked:

Which do you prefer a bullet journal or a planner? Also what do you do with your weekly spreads when you're done with them or after the disc is full? Much thanks xoxo

Hi! I’ll do a bit of an in-depth review since a few people have asked about this considering I’ve been showing more of my Simplified Planner on Instagram!

Bullet journals (pros):

  • It is a really clever idea at the root of it - simple, practical and easy to follow organisational tool.
  • You can be creative - I’m not super creative in comparison to others but bullet journaling still gave me a chance to test out my creative skills! I don’t draw or anything like that so it was a new avenue for me.
  • So much customisation ability - It obviously gives you more personalisation in terms of what you can add in, how you structure your routine, and overall look. I thought this was a good alternative for me who hadn’t really found a planner I was 100% happy with.
  • You can use any book, pen, etc - I started my bullet journal in a half finished math book of my sisters! I use some highlighters and a black pen, nothing super fancy!
  • It is an inexpensive option - You really just need a book and a pen. You aren’t committing to a $20, $30, $40 diary or planner that you might not keep using.
  • It is adaptable - I think this is a key thing, you can use it for anything - even beyond just a to-do list. Lots of people have specific pages to track a million things.
  • You can change it up - If you find that doing a daily spread one week really doesn’t work for you, the next week you can change it. There are no rules and you can make it fit you and your routine exactly.
  • You can photograph it (lols) - I’m sure if because you’re asking, you’ve seen the numerous pictures of bullet journals. The bujo community and study community have somewhat intersected as students have picked up on the system. Lots of people love the inspiration and ideas which others have so it is cool to share!

Bullet journal (cons):

  • You might feel like you’re not ‘good enough’ - this was something I struggled with when I first started bullet journaling. Everyone had sensational spreads, like works of art!! As cool as I thought it was, I didn’t  want to recreate them since I knew it would be a disaster :’-) I think, as it is now, there are a lot more simplified designs which show you don’t have to be an amazing artist, calligrapher, etc to do it. (Kind of a con if you’re quite self-critical, but has a positive end?)
  • I’m a perfectionist - this kind of leads in from the previous point, but I liked everything to be neat, tidy and organised so when I messed up my bullet journal I’d just get frustrated. I’d either redo the whole thing or just get so demoralised I’d give up. As I’ve relied on it less and less, I found I wasn’t as fussed if I made a mistake. I would often write the wrong month or date and often thought “fk it” and just let it be. But not everyone can do that, so it is a big issue when you’re just overloaded with expectation.
  • It takes time - for me, planning a single spread would take upwards of half an hour. I did things methodically so I didn’t make mistakes or waste paper which then mean it took even longer. This is a key factor for students who might not have the opportunity to spend an hour (or more) designing, draft, drawing and writing up a spread.
  • I didn’t find it to be great for looking far enough forward - with the amount of time a single page took, I’d really only do a week spread at a time. This was a bit of a downfall because I wasn’t keeping up to date with what is coming up in the next week or month and I’d often forget things if I was relying solely on my bullet journal. This is obviously the flaw in my system so might not be a problem for others, but worth mentioning.
  • It is up to you to maintain it - bullet journaling isn’t the kind of thing you can use yet take a week off making a spread. There are blank weeks in my bullet journal where I either didn’t have the time or couldn’t be bothered to do it. In those weeks I’d just end up using an alternate organisation method since I didn’t feel the bullet journal was the only reason for my productivity. (Does that make sense?). Sometimes it can be hard to get the motivation to create something and I’ll happily admit it wasn’t worth it.
  • I don’t have enough to enter - this kind of came up for me at the beginning when I tried to be quite specific what I put in there. I didn’t really have many tasks and questioned if I was wasting my time making a fancy spread for just a few tasks.

Planner (pros):

  • It is ready and waiting to go - once you’ve purchased a planner, you can get straight into using it. There is no looking into how to set it up or design it. Everything is already sorted, waiting for you to put pen to paper.
  • There are so many choices - like bullet journaling, it is cool to have a design that works for you, however with loooots of stationery shops available it is likely you can find a design you could work with. You can find a book cover and inside design to match your personal style, the planning method, etc.
  • Planning ahead is much easier - for me as a student, this is what has moved me further towards using a planner. As I mentioned, I was struggling to make more than one spread a week (and never did monthly spreads, I did a breakdown for January but after that, it stopped). Having a planner where you can see weeks in advance is so useful!
  • It is so easy - when compared to a bullet journal, you barely do anything with a planner. Just write in the dates, tasks, etc, and you’re done. No need to spread an hour researching and designing. This is definitely a big plus for me. It just saves so much time that I can use to actually finish things on my list!! I’m also not left with that “ugh, got to make up a spread” feeling when I’m not interested in doing it. 
  • You can still somewhat customise your planner - it obviously doesn’t have the same capabilities in terms of personalisation as a bullet journal but you can make additions. Lots of people use stickers, post it notes, washi tapes to spruce up their planners.
  • It is generally a nicer design that a bullet journal notebook - for me, I love looking at planners (lols, you can tell I’m a stationery addict..). There are so many pretty covers, designs, and layouts you can get! For instance, I am loving the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. I’ve been a huge fan of her planners ever since I started a studyblr but could never justify $50 on a planner and then the potentially crazy shipping. I think the design is really cute. The colours are lovely. I’m all-around in love hah! Also, as a perfectionist, the planner has been meticulously designed. I don’t have to worry about me making it look perfect.

Planner (cons):

  • You might find you don’t like it - this has happened to me twice. I purchased a diary for 2015 which had blank headers which I used for my subjects. I thought it was really awesome when I got it and was super excited to use it. However, I quickly learnt that a weekly spread with tiny boxes wasn’t ideal for me who would get more than one bit of homework for a subject. I ended up not using it because it really wasn’t functional. Secondly, I was gifted a Kikki K personal planner last year after looking at it for months. I was really excited to use it but eventually realised that it was just way too small for me. I think before buying a planner it is worth doing as much research as you can or even replicating the design to see if you like it.
  • They can be expensive - this really is dependent on your budget and the brand you want but some can be hella expensive, especially for students. 
  • If you give up on it (and buy something else), it basically becomes unusable - the 2015 diary I bought went unused for most of the year because I didn’t find it helpful. It was a bit of a waste in reality. However, if you decide bullet journaling isn’t for you can just use the remainder of the pages for something else!

I hope this gives you a bit of an idea on which to go for. I tried to think of everything I do and don’t like about both options, but if anyone has something to add, feel free! As for my old spreads, I’ll probably just put them in a draw when they don’t fit in anymore. I don’t think I’d throw them away either for design inspiration or photographing purposes :-) xx

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clockwork-hobbit  asked:

Do you have any tips on how to make a weekly log? I have a monthly log, but am interested in making a weekly one as well in my bujo but have no idea of how to start

Hi there! (omg I love your username!!) By weekly log, I’m assuming you mean like a weekly bujo spread? Let me take you through my process!


➸ pick a theme

A theme can be anything! For my past bujo spreads I’ve had stuff like … comic book, easter, dandelion, quote, flowers, harry potter, molang, etc. If you’re having troubles, here’s some ideas how you can pick a theme:

  • washi tape. if you have any sort of washi tape, use it to your advantage! it has polka dots? give your spread them dots. it’s a landscape? flowers? a pattern? match it! it’ll make your spreads that much prettier (imo)! also with washi tape - you can always go by color. this one is blue and green? looks like i’ll use blue and green for my spread too! etc.
  • books. i’m sure there’s some book out there that you enjoy. you can choose quotes from it, take inspiration from character moodboards or ideas if they have been turned into movies … 
  • disney. you can do a bunch of disney related spreads!! characters, movies, themes, environment. you can even derive inspiration from original fairy tales (like the grimm brothers) and give hints of the stories on your spreads. @/stvdybuddies have some disney spreads you can check out! if you’re not a big disney fan, you can always pick other movies, too!
  • holidays. these ones can be super fun! if a holiday coincides with your week, you can emphasize it! use the holiday colors and patterns. or, each month has a focus/awareness you could use. 
  • minimal. as long as you have the basics, you’re good to go.

➸ layout

After choosing a theme, I plan (mostly in my mind, on paper if I’m having troubles) how I want to lay out my spread. I typically come up with a couple ideas of how I want to emphasize my theme and how I can fit seven days worth of information on my spread. I typically have around 2-4 different items to get my theme across. For example…

  • dandelion theme: wish related quote, drawings of dandelions, picture taken on grass
  • comic theme: comic book font, black and red - bold colors
  • easter theme: chicks, eggs, pastels
  • harry potter theme: house crests, designed font
  • moana theme: maui’s hook, heart of ta fiti, tattoo design

If you don’t like choosing a theme, feel free to skip that and instead go to deciding a layout. When I first started my bujo, I focused more on function than design. I had my days listed and an area to have what needed to be done that day - but that was it. And if that’s how you like it - great! Work with it! Or you can always decide a layout and later add doodles and other designs. Some ideas/something you can include:

  • habit tracker (sleeping, drinking water, exercise, etc)
  • mini monthly calendar 
  • day of the week (listed by number/day)
  • photo/art
  • shopping list
  • weekly to do 
  • diary log
  • days all on one side, image on the other
  • days on top, image/other on bottom (or vice versa)
  • include (or don’t include) weekends
  • days listed horizontally
  • days listed vertically
  • here’s some weekly spread layout ideas by @/alimastudies !

Normally, when deciding a layout, I try to think about what my week is going to be like too. For instance, if I know my week is going to be suuuper busy and I am going to need a lot of info written down, maybe I’ll go for a more minimalistic layout that allows for plenty of bullet points. If there’s … ehh not so much on my plate, then I can fill in the blanks with a design or have a busier layout.

Once the idea has been solidified, it’s time to put it together. Gathering your supplies; journal, pens, washi tape, etc. If it helps, you are 10/10 free to work on all your art, lettering (or any other written information) on separate pieces of paper if you don’t like putting it directly on your bujo - and instead glue it in. It can help with layout flexibility; say something you were thinking doesn’t turn out the way you thought - you can easily switch it up this way.

In choosing colors, I tend towards black and white + one color. But! It is best to keep to one or two colors within a spread. It usually looks a bit more pleasing that way. 

➸ planning your week

Once my layout has been set, it’s time for me to add what my week is going to consist of. I usually follow this pattern of putting down information:

  1. work schedule
  2. assignment due dates (when in school)
  3. tasks and sub tasks
  4. appointments
  5. high priority things to do
  6. reminders
  7. people I need to talk to
  8. miscellaneous, things to do in my spare time
  9. planning for the following week (ie appointments)

Everything that I have written down, I normally have some sort of signifier to go with it. Like an exclamation point if it’s important, can’t be put off longer, needs to be done asap, etc. Or a dollar sign when it’s something I need to budget or spend money for. A music note when I hear a song I like but want to find later. It helps me find what information I’m looking for quickly! If you want to see my full key for some ideas, look here.

But remember, everything that is written down in your bujo is for you. I’m pretty forgetful in some aspects, and clearly remember other aspects of my daily schedule. Figure out what your priorities are within your week and stick to it!

A bujo is like a customizable planner, and a place where you can quickly add needed information. For a monthly spread, it’s good to use for the big picture - big ticket items like weddings, birthdays, vacation days, school events, etc. Having a weekly spread allows for you to dive deeper into your days and be able to set specific goals for yourself, and track what it is you’re doing from day to day. It’s a great way to jump start productivity!

➸ look at other weekly spreads

Honestly? This is what I do most of the time. I love love love looking and seeing how other people put together their week and what kind of content they put in their weekly spread too! Layouts, photos, trackers, minimal to detailed … all of it helps me find different ways to work on a weekly spread. Every time I work on a spread I always always am looking at other people’s content for ideas and to be inspired. 

➸ other resources:

resources you may find useful in setting up a weekly spread.


I’m in no way a bujo master and am still figuring out things for myself - but I hope this helps! ^ 7 ^ Feel free to ask me another question if you’re looking for more information!

anonymous asked:

How you use your planner? What’s your method? What is the benefit to use a planner? Is a planner just a to do list?

Hey! My planner is the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley - I have the academic year version so it won’t finish the year! :-( My sort of method is:

  • start of each month, I use the monthly calendar to add in all my dates/ appointments/events/etc. I add stickers to the most important ones! I get my dates from my university timetables, my phone, etc. The space for each isn’t huge so I try to keep it to just the most important events.
  • add in daily information - then I go in and add in things that happen on specific days. This includes university classes, reminders, due dates/times, what Netflix released new episodes of Riverdale (!!!!), all those little things.
  • I refer to it nearly every day - on a night I have a post-it note where I write anything I need to do in the morning, then in that morning, I will add it properly to my planner. My planner stays on my desk so I don’t have it in my bedroom.

For me, the benefits are:

  • it is ready and waiting to go - once you’ve purchased a planner, you can get straight into using it. There is no looking into how to set it up or design it. Everything is already sorted, waiting for you to put pen to paper.
  • planning ahead is much easier - for me as a student, this is what has moved me further towards using a planner. As I mentioned, I was struggling to make more than one spread a week (and never did monthly spreads, I did a breakdown for January but after that, it stopped). Having a planner where you can see weeks in advance is so useful!
  • it is so easy - when compared to a bullet journal, you barely do anything with a planner. Just write in the dates, tasks, etc, and you’re done. No need to spread an hour researching and designing. This is definitely a big plus for me. It just saves so much time that I can use to actually finish things on my list!! I’m also not left with that “ugh, got to make up a spread” feeling when I’m not interested in doing it.
  • you can still somewhat customise your planner - it obviously doesn’t have the same capabilities in terms of personalisation as a bullet journal but you can make additions. Lots of people use stickers, post it notes, washi tapes to spruce up their planners.
  • it is generally a nicer design that a bullet journal notebook - for me, I love looking at planners (lols, you can tell I’m a stationery addict..). There are so many pretty covers, designs, and layouts you can get! For instance, I am loving the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. I’ve been a huge fan of her planners ever since I started a studyblr but could never justify $50 on a planner and then the potentially crazy shipping. I think the design is really cute. The colours are lovely. I’m all-around in love hah! Also, as a perfectionist, the planner has been meticulously designed. I don’t have to worry about me making it look perfect.

Mine is a schedule/planner with a to do list on the same page. I honestly find it incredibly helpful since when I’m at home I don’t need to stick to a strict schedule. I can refer to the to-do list then add into a specific time and work through it. I think having the choice of both is fantastic. Here are some other links about planners that might help you:

Hope this helps xx

does high Fi have trouble with their feelings? i suspect that i am but i find my emotions in particular to be weak and i’d be better off without them. i sometimes feel like i want to lose all empathy that i have and be the biggest asshole there is even though i know that’s not gonna happen. i have trouble processing, describing, and expressing my emotions and i just don’t want to have them at all lmao

You describe the typical push-pull between Fi and Te. An intense, emotional, and sensitive high Fi will over-compensate and idealize Te reactions out of a desperate desire to be more objective and protect themselves from the world. The clue is in how you see Te: “lose all empathy and be the biggest asshole there is.” True Te is seeing the rational consequences of actions, and having a detached, factual approach in dealing with problems, not being cold.

Young Fi assumes to be strong, they have to detach and be mean (I know, been there, done that as a teenager) … what they do not realize is the Te and Fi axis works best when driven to action based on high ethical standards. It does not mean feeling nothing. It means doing something about what you feel.

What you feel is anguish because you have intense emotions and cannot express them in clear words (normal for Fi), but if you run away from them, refuse to process them (this will need to be done alone), etc., you will stint your cognitive development and not develop a healthy functional stack.

Fi’s express their emotions best through writing, painting, drawing, dancing, etc. It’s easier to express abstract feeler impressions (Fi) through action / Ne / Se.

You can look at your feelings as a weakness, or a strength. Why? Because you have something thinkers do not: high emotional intelligence and awareness. You can reach people on levels they cannot. You ‘get’ people in ways they do not. The world needs feelers to connect, to inspire, and to empathize.

It can be hard to be an FP, but if you can recognize the unique strengths being a feeler gives you, you will see that your emotions are a strength.

- ENFP Mod

Tarotscopes 10/2—10/8


Aries: Queen of Swords

Be determined and stand strong. The queen is single minded, highly ambitious, she can quickly assess all aspects of a situation to get to the truth. The queen advises using logic, cool wit, and perception to deal with difficult situations. She’s come to tell you than in all your situations this week, you need to keep your cool. You must remain unbiased, and react logically, allowing your emotions and perceptions to rule you this week will only distract you and hold you back from getting done what needs to be done.

Taurus: The Empress

Positive creative growth. All things spring to life around the empress, and she comes to let us know that we must take the time to cultivate and nurture ourselves and our talents. Connect with those around you by nurturing and supporting them as well. The empress brings with her abundance and material comfort, and can signify the universe bringing you a period of good fortune from the decisions you have made in the past.

Gemini: Two of Cups

After the dramatic energy of the three of swords, the two of cups comes swooping in and brings with it harmony and reconciliation. Old arguments will be resolved as you put the past behind you. Any ongoing negotiations will work in your favor. Though this card can show the coming of a promising romantic relationship, it can also just signify new friends,  or even great work between business partners. Nurture all your relationships and enjoy the love and pleasures they bring.

Cancer: Two of Swords

The two of swords represents a period of contemplation before making a decision; you’ve reached a stalemate. What it’s here to tell you, cancer, is that every decision we make has an equal and opposite reaction, so avoiding what needs to be done, whether its a work issue, a relationship issue, etc…will only lead to greater conflict. Jump the gun and make your decision with the best intentions in mind. There’s consequences with every decision we have ever made, this is no different…but as long as you’re doing what’s right for you, you’ll be fine.

On the bright side, the two of swords brings you the power to handle these stressful situations with ease during this period. Multitasking, managing multiple projects, finishing exams, you’ll be able to do it all with mental ease. So get to it!!!

Leo: Temperance 

In order to deal with this potentially volatile situation, you need to temper your thoughts and actions to find balance and harmony. Make grey out of black and white. Accept both sides of the situation and be guided by what feels natural to you. What you imagine is what you can create. Quit overanalyzing and start taking action. During this time, you may also find yourself being given a sign of your next move; due to the spiritual nature of this card, it could be very much from one of your guides, even if it’s advice coming out of the mouth of a friend. Follow the signs Leo.

Virgo: Nine of Wands

Don’t let that setback hinder you! You’re so close to getting everything done!! The nine has come to tell you to fight on, even though you may feel beaten. It asks you to draw on the power you have within to carry on until the end. Your efforts are not in vain and your reward is not far off. You have the necessary resources to overcome any obstacles your way even if you don’t see it right now. Stand your ground, keep the hope, and you will succeed.

Libra: Three of Swords

Last week it was Gemini and now it’s you’re turn Libra. 

The Three of Swords represents rejection, sadness, loneliness, heartbreak, betrayal, separation and grief. The heart has been broken and so has your mind. In relationships, this card often foretells the end, either by separation or sudden departure. Arguments, harsh words, or general conflicts will leave a bitter taste at the end.

The three of swords reminds you, Libra, to learn from the pain surrounding you, to learn from your mistakes, and use this to overcome any obstacles in your way. Though things may seem bleak right now, you have strong mental power, and you can use that to overcome any harshness coming your way…

Scorpio: Prince of Pentacles

The prince asks you to get through the day to day, boring, routine, but essential tasks. Pay attention to the practical details now, strategize, and set realistic goals and you will succeed. Effort and determination will get you to where you need to be.

Sagittarius: The Chariot

The chariot is a powerful card, and when it arrives it brings with it the rapid expanding of your horizons. A decision has been made and now you can begin to experience real progress; this is a time for determination and focus as you travel in a new direction. It represents support that comes in all forms, all of which guide you on a path toward victory and celebration. The chariot also heralds a positive outcome through a current struggle or difficulty.

Capricorn: Nine of Pentacles

The nine of pentacles is often called the financial windfall card. It ushers in a time of financial stability. Contentment and material wealth will be reached, and you can finally take the time to appreciate all that you have, so treat yourself to whatever makes you happy and enjoy the fruits of your work. You will be able to focus on your own needs without feeling guilty. In work, this card predicts financial rewards for your dedicated efforts.

Aquarius: The Emperor 

You have a strong desire to see your ideas manifested on the physical plane in the form of material gain or accomplishment. An opportunity will arrive that could be the foundation of a very successful future. Your key to success comes from careful planning, and trusting yourself in your choices. Use all the resources available to you to realize your next steps.

Pisces: Justice

You are being called to account for your actions and be judged accordingly. Justice represents a time when a decision in your life needs to be made; whatever the situation, Justice has come to test you, and as long as you maintain your integrity, the outcome will be positive. Listen to the advice of those around you that you respect. Justice is balanced, and gives fairly to both sides based on their actions. You will get what you deserve and nothing more.    

youtube

Thataylaa is one of my favourite youtubers, and she’s just put out a video about her acne experience and going on Accutane. I think this video is really amazing because it addresses a lot of the things people say to those with acne: “Why haven’t you been to a dermatologist?” “You need to wash your face!” “Drink more water!” etc. 

She’s also done heaps of research on the causes of acne and things like that. So it’s very worth watching, especially if you have bad acne.

ok so i REALLY dont wanna involve myself in fruitless direct argumentation here but id like to maybe nip this mentality in the bud for anyone who has already seen arguments to this effect.

so mspa and homestuck were, for a long time, the projects of one guy with like, a tip jar, some limited merch and other sources of income to rely upon. to even reach the scope of what “homestuck the work” is pre-epilogue, hussie had to go full time with the project, find people to contribute to the comic, expand its scope, pay astronomical monthly hosting costs, travel to events, expand merchandising so as to pay for all this, etc. and even still it took years and years to get up to this point.

in this era, artists who create truly expansive works are taking on an unimaginable amount of financial risk, for themselves AND for anyone who they bring onto their team. there’s no socialist art patronage via the state, theres no guaranteed housing, income, healthcare etc that allows one to work at art without worrying for personal or familial survival. since our world is very much a bleak capitalist hell, even choosing pursuit of art means taking ones survival into ones own hands.

do i know corporations have suspect motives? hell yes i do, they literally are defined by a sole existential commitment to profit seeking and expansion, which overrides any other consideration individuals in the corporation might have. do i know that corporations that patronize art can become very meddlesome? absolutely. but without a stabilizing financial basis that corporate patronage provides, there was never going to be more homestuck to begin with.

homestuck is a historically unique work, an incredible one at that, but its appeal is somewhat niche, and the costs of even keeping it alive, let alone continuing it, have been very daunting. hussie’s decision is, ultimately, i think, very wise if survival of this saga is to be ensured. it is up to hussie and the WP crew to struggle for the independence of their work within the context of a new source of patronage, but yknow what? ive got a funny feeling like they’ll succeed in that struggle if they have enthusiastic enough fans supporting their work, to demonstrate that the homestuck saga, in its unaltered form, is populae enough to benefit viz.

so, let the works stand for themselves. for the love of god, dont decide that you think that homestuck is “too corporate” now because it has a strong financial backer instead of always being in a state of uneasy existential risk. because if you make a prior judgment and move to other stories, what are you going to do? are you going to make sure you dont touch any other corporate properties? because i hate to say it, but narrative media is pretty well under the corporate thumb nowadays!! is there nothing published by another company that you like? do you see anything that isnt independent of corporate influence and say, “this is superwholock to me”?

capitalism and the corporate structuring of industry, media, services etc need to be done away with. maybe some day the arts will be fully emancipated from capitalist control and truly belong to the people once more. but that is a huge, protracted struggle that will require massive coordination–a heavily individualized aversion to consuming anything tainted by the corporate is not a significant part of that struggle.

in the meantime, ill keep believing in the people who made the best artistic work ive ever seen, and be glad that their survival has been guaranteed for that much longer with thos latest move.

“Take your broken heart and make it into art.” — Carrie Fisher
^ this really inspired me to put everything I felt about R/verdale and their erasure of aroace Jughead by literally making a piece of art.