not looking forward to this exam

Evgenia Medvedeva Discusses her Preparation for Helsinki World Champ

Q = interviewer (Tatjana Flade for ISU), E = Evgenia Medvedeva

Q: Almost two months have passed since the European Championships. What have you done in this time except for training?

E: I went to some events. I appeared in a television program, I did a photo session for the magazine Tatler, I participated in the birthday show for Tatiana Tarasova, where I met conductor Vladimir Spivakov and I went to a concert that he conducted. And I had to study, because I have school exams this year.

Q: When did the earnest preparation start for Worlds? How does it go?
E: The earnest preparation started about a week after my return from Europeans. Everything runs its course, we are working on the jumps and spins, skate the programs. Right now we pay a lot of attention to the skating and presentation.

Q: How do you prepare mentally for Worlds, the biggest competition of the season? How much are you looking forward to it?
E: I can’t wait for the departure. It always has been very interesting for me to perform at competitions at that kind of level. I’m really waiting to meet the other skaters, because we can see each other only very rarely.

Q: Since the season 2014/15 you have been going from one victory to the next. How difficult is it to find new motivation? Can you get tired from winning?
E: Each victory just is the motivation to move forward. I don’t really get this last question, though. I am only 17 years old.

Q: What has changed in your life since you won the world title in Boston?
E: Nothing has changed for me in my relationship with my friends and other people around me. I’m happy that all the people that are important for me stayed with me and treat me just like Zhenia. Only my inner world has changed. I started to approach things more consciously, with more responsibility and start to look at the world differently. This also might come with age, but I believe the World Championship and the whole past season gave me a lot of experience and has changed me significantly. Even not my character, only the way I am looking at things.

Q: You defended your titles at the Grand Prix Final, Russian Nationals, Europeans. Does it get harder or easier?
E: Each competition is tough for me, because I have a certain task to fulfill. I can’t say that if it was harder or not. Honestly, a competition never is easy. For me it is very important to go out and to show good skating, because many people know how I can skate and I want to show my maximum.

Q: After being so dominant last season, how much pressure do you feel to repeat your success?
E: I don’t see it as pressure. During the Grand Prix, a whole lot of people did not sleep at night, they stayed up to watch it live. I didn’t think that a fan, sitting in front of the TV and watching me says ‘You have to (win)! If you don’t do it, you don’t need to come home’. That would be pressure. I think that the real figure skating fans are sharing the excitement with their athletes, they want them to get onto the podium and to skate clean, and this is support. The people are watching, they are rooting for you and they put into the skating of their athletes a little part of their soul and that gives us strength.

Q: But you don’t want to disappoint your fans.
E: Of course not. The people that are supporting me, are my wall and without their support it would be harder.

Q: You communicate with your fans on social media and you get a lot of positive messages and support. How do you react when someone writes something negative?
E: There is always someone who wants to stand out. Not everybody can like my program or what I’m doing. But it is helping me that there are more benevolent people than malevolent people.

Q: Unfortunately, there are always some people that are writing really mean things. How do you react to that?
E: Not at all. This looks so stupid that sometimes I just laugh out loud. There was a comment like ‘why does this school girl have to do that, she should go and learn how to cook borshch (red-beet root soup)’.

Q: At Russian Nationals you did a triple Salchow-triple toe-triple toe combination, an extra triple so to say.
E: I just know that the rules allow me to do it (the extra jump does not count, T.F.) and I talked about it with my coach, but it was not a specific goal to show it in this competition. I just felt I still had strength left and decided to do this combination. I think the spectators liked it. Right away my mood went up. It never happened to me before that I expressed during the program some other emotions than those that refer to the character of the program. I enjoyed it, it was great. I just wanted to this combination in an official competition. I think I will try it again in the future.

Q: You and your coach Eteri Tutberidze seem very close.
E: We have a similar character. I think in my character I have traits from my parents but also from my coach, for example the stubbornness, sometimes extreme stubbornness.

Q: Some people say that Eteri Tutberidze is a very severe coach.
E: Severe is a very hard word. This is the sport, and you have to put in a lot of effort and to force yourself. For us, it works out very well in our common work and the connection of our characters.

Q: Does she have to force you sometimes?
E: The sport is such a thing, if you don’t want to do something, nobody can force you to do it. Figure skating is moving forward and you need to try something new and you have to keep moving forward and you cannot stop.

Q: Are there risky elements you would like to do against the will of the coach?
E: Yes, there was something like that. I’d like to try a quad, this would be interesting, maybe at the end of the season.

Q: You are training together with Alina Zagitova, who was very strong this season. How difficult is to see a future competitor coming up?
E: We are not only skating at the same rink, but in the same group at the same time. I love competition, the healthy competition that we have now in our group. The athletes have an absolutely normal and friendly relationship. When you feel that someone next to you is improving you start moving forward.

Q: What do you feel when you do your triples jumps, rotate in the air?
E: I thought about to what this compares to. If you are playing a game and you have the task to reach a certain level and when you get there, then I think everyone knows this feeling when you fulfilled a task. There are different degrees of difficulties, starting with the triple Salchow and ending with flip-toe-toe-toe. When you did it, it gives you an inner tranquility. In the jump, I am fully aware of where I am. It is an absolutely conscious action.

Q: Some critics said your programs this and last season are similar in style. How do you feel about that and do you think about doing something very different in the next season?
E: I can’t say that they are the same. For me, the story and the programs are totally different. But I want to try myself in a new character, maybe more energetic and passionate. But right now my task is to finish this season in a good way.

Q: In one interview you mentioned that you are a shy person in your private life, but on the ice you are completely different. How do you combine these two sides of your personality?
E: I think that life and the life in the sport, on the ice are different things. Actors are also not always playing in front of an audience.

from isu.org

it’s exam season so sit down, revise and have some music in your background!!

chill study with words (for those days with rain, empty coffee cups and oversized sweaters):
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study + disney (for those days when you need a little sprinkle of pixie dust):
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study with class (for those days when you’re searching for the calm before the storm):
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study + christmas vibes (for those days when you’re looking forward to the most beautiful time of the year):
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study like a boss (for those days when you feel energetic and wanting to save the world with the avengers):
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November 2016 Printables and Desktop Wallpaper // freebies from thearialligraphyproject

Yaaaay! It’s finally my favorite time of the year! I’m currently looking forward to the morning toffee nut lattes and the all-day sweater weather. I think it’ll balance out all the stress exam season will bring. What about you? What do you like most about November?

Download this month’s freebies: calendars / desktop wallpaper

Also, watch this space! Something colorful and fun is coming to the blog this month! ✨

A tagged snapshot of your computer, phone, or study space using these freebies would be very much appreciated. (Use #thearialligraphyproject or #arialligraphy!) 😊

I’ve been having really bad stomach problems + have been really sleepy so I drew a sleepy/sick Sasha to cope while under my 500 blankets.

I’m also going to the zoo tomorrow but Ill be taking meds in the morning so I dont feel as bad. 

I always hc that Sasha has really fluffy bed head cuz Im hella indulgent

also I know Shadow Knights probably don’t sleep but I can dream 

NICK & JUDY ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY LOVER

Nick: I’m so glad that I could hang out with you tonight, sweetheart.

Judy: Me too. (giving him a smile)

Nick: You know, A lot of amazing things happened this year. I became a real police officer, and I also fell in love with a bunny. though it’s hard to predict what’ll we be confronted with next year, I’m not afraid since you’re by my side. 

Judy: So do I. (Hugging Nick’s waist)

Nick: Happy new year, Judy…

Judy: Happy new year…

(They shared an long, affectionate kiss with each other.)

Happy new year, guys! I can’t even believe that today is the last day of 2016. Everyone seems to be excited about the New Year’s Eve Celebration. But I, in contrast, have to face the exam… I’m like TT ~~

Anyway, I wish all of you can have a great time celebrating this special moment. Furthermore, I also look forward to the year packed with possibilities and surprises. ^U^ 

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more white locks featuring cl0uds wow spectacular

these r not mine btw just edits!! i’ll make original ones soon (including color swatches !!) it’s just that my exams start in like. a week’s time soo yea lol. at any rate i’ll be working on requests (…those that are interesting/doable at least) once my exams end in 2 weeks time so LOOK FORWARD!!! cos i am. hope everyone is doing well ~ positivity is good for ur health!!!!! u can do it ✨ make the most of ur little life

reblog if u save!

Waffles and Sandwiches

Peace. That’s how Isak would describe this bubbly feeling inside his tummy. Even’s head was pillowed on Isak’s chest, the warm summer sun shining down on both their winter pale faces. The reflection of the sun on Even’s face let his freckles shine out. Even’s eyes were closed, his face all soft and relaxed. Isak felt Even’s thumb gently caressing his hand, and his heart beat in silent pace against Even’s ear.

Summer had only just begun and they decided to take some time off for a quiet day in the park after a stressful week of school and exams. Isak was really looking forward to some time alone with his boyfriend after spending almost all week buried in workbooks.

“Isak!” Jonas’s voice made Even jump and he almost knocked his head against Isak’s jaw.

“What are you guys doing here?” Isak asked, a slightly annoyed eye roll darting over his face.

“Even told us you’d be here!” Magnus said, almost sitting closer to Even already than Isak did.

Even hunched his shoulders a tad, then: “It wasn’t an invitation?”

“Well, we’re here now.” Mahdi said, unpacking some food. “We even brought you food. It’s not waffles though, because these two,” Mahdi pointed at Magnus and Jonas, “were convinced you don’t want waffles. Who doesn’t want waffles!”

Isak heard Magnus laugh next to Even. “Sometimes,” Isak began, squinting his eyes a little, “I feel like you have a crush on my boyfriend, Magnus.”

Magnus huffs offended. “I’m not! He’s just. Super cool.”

Isak rolled his eyes again and looked at Mahdi. “We would’ve loved waffles,” then he sighed. We. “I would’ve loved waffles,” Isak corrected,  adding “I don’t know about this guy though” with a shoulder shrug to Even.

“You brought sandwiches.” The corners of Even’s mouth twitched, a wide grin darting over his face. “Let’s see.”

Isak slid closer to Even again, placing his cheek against Even’s shoulder. “I mean,” Even said, taking a bite of one of the sandwiches, “it’s not bad. But babe, you need to taste.”

Even held the sandwich towards Isak, prompting him to taste it. Isak heard the boys coo in the background, and saw Magnus smile from ear to ear. “Your behavior is getting suspicious,” Isak said before finally taking a bite. He faked thinking about the sandwich, then: “I mean, Even’s right. It’s not bad, but. You guys know nothing about how to make sandwiches.”

Even ate the rest of the sandwich with the brightest smile Isak had seen in awhile.

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So Edgeworth’s still not very good with the feelings thing, but when he does it, he really means it. So more hugs for Edgey and I might be coming up with an Edgey confronting hobo Feenie comic!

Exams are finally over so I shall return to replying all the asks after some commissioning and collabs! Sincerest apologies if requests are not replied yet, but I’ve lovely ideas on all of them comic requests, do look forward to them!

Eremika genre week : Day 4: Angst/Fluff

Hey guys!!! finally october arrived and the Eremika genre week has started ;w; !! sorry for beeing soooo late! I was soo busy this week because of all the exams I had in school ;c now the week is already over again ^^“ but I promised some people that I’ll at least draw one eremika art for this week so here you go! ;D  I choosed Fluff over Angst because I drew a lot of angsty stuff lately ( also the new snk spoilers kind of killed me once again) and I really needed some happy artwork XD again I’m really sorry for not participating that much…I’ll draw more for the next Eremikaweek I promise! already looking forward to it ! I Hope you like it ;) <3 

Aro-spec Awareness Week 2017

Hey everyone :)

As you might (or might not) know, Aro-spec Awareness Week will be from 19th till 25th February this year - less than a week from now!

I really wanted to do something for Aro-spec week this year, but sadly it’s still exam season here, so I barely have any time for tumblr. Since Aro-spec Week is only once a year I didn’t want to miss it completely, though - and this is where you come in.

If you want to celebrate Aro-spec Week 2017 on this blog, share your ideas/thoughts/art/puns/… with me!

I’ve drawn up a quick plan for posts (though this isn’t written in stone, so if you have any suggestions for other themes or have a post that doesn’t fit the theme of the day, please submit anyway):

Sunday, 19th February: Aro-spec headcanons!
You know that one character who is totally aro-spec? The one you could relate to immediately or read that one fanfic of and headcanoned them as aro-spec ever since? Whether you have drawings, stories or just write the character’s name (and series/movie/book) in my submission box, it will be highly appreciated!

Monday, 20th February: Aro-spec Art Day
Quick aro doodles and art of your favourite character or the aro flag or whatever you can think of! Or do you have a favourite piece of aro-spec art on tumblr? Tag me and I’ll reblog it!

Tuesday, 21st February: How did you find out you were aro-spec?
Whether there was one specific event you can recall perfectly or many small moments that still sometimes make you realize that you’re way too aro-spec for this sh*t - share them here!

Wednesday, 22nd February: What I like about the a-spec community
What is says in the title - what do you like about the aro-spec community? The chatrooms, the puns, this very blog? ;) (Okay, I was just kidding with that last one, but really - submit away:D)

Thursday, 23rd February: Intersectionality
Aro-spec and asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, pansexual…? Tell me about your struggles or experiences, share art, jokes, whatever!

Friday: 24th February: Aro-spec recommendations
A book/tv show/movie with an aro-spec character? Your favourite aro fanfic? A cool playlist? Share your recommendations here!

Saturday, 25th February: Aro Jokes and Puns
Everyone knows we have the best jokes - of course this had to be part of aro-spec week!

I’ll try to fill my queue with posts related to these topics, but it would be super awesome if you could share your own ideas etc. - either by submitting something to this blog (whether it’s a page-long rant or two words - I’ll happily take it) or tagging me in your posts so I can reblog them!

The earlier you submit, the more time I have to sort out my queue, so submissions start right now - but if you find/make something on the last day of Aro-spec Week, please submit anyway :) I’ll use the hashtags ‘#arospec17′ and ‘#arospec awareness week’

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12.02.16 // 9:53 AM

Still can’t believe it’s already December! My favorite month! So many things to look forward to, like my birthday, catching up with the outside world, and Christmas!

But first, I have to get through today’s medicine exam and next week’s finals.

Also, does anyone else love these Uni Propus Window highlighters in pastel? Mildliners are nice and all but I like how these make text pop out in a subtle way (and they’re smoother too). So excited to get more of these when I go back to Japan in two weeks!

3.26.17 • 12:35 pm

I’m reviewing some of my recent biostatistics notes and creating a formula sheet for my upcoming exam. 

While biostatistics isn’t really my cup of tea, it’s the only statistics course that I’m required to take, so I’m trying to make the best of it. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I’m actually looking forward to my Linear Algebra course next fall!

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Me studying for exams