I got to thinking recently and I realized that Yuri on Ice is the first anime I’ve felt passionate about in years.
It’s the first anime in a long time for me, where I wanted to get involved with the fandom, write fanfiction, support artists and their beautiful art, analyze scenes from the anime and create theories, share memes and jokes and just have fun with people who love the same show.
The new YOI episode is always the highlight of my week, it’s the one thing I look forward to. It’s what I get excited about for 6 days and rave about for the next 6 days until the new one is out.
I probably haven’t felt like this for any anime since 2014.
And finding love for anime when I was beginning to think that I might never find a new favorite, might never enjoy something the way I did at the when I first encountered the medium is a beautiful thing.
I also think that I’m not alone with these feelings. I think this anime means a lot to many people, whether it’s because of the characters and the narrative, the animation, the sport itself, the representation and diversity within the cast, or just their love for their ships and memes and fun.
I know there are many people out there who are already tired of hearing about Yuri on Ice all the time, whether it’s from their friends, on their dash, in the anime community in general or wherever else. I know there are people out there who see the fans of the show, see how much they talk about it and soon label them as ‘stupid’ or ‘childish’ or ‘insane’ or whatever else. But please, try to understand that the reason we pay so much attention to it is because it’s important to us.
I know it’s tiring, I know you may not agree with us on many issues, but please bear with us. All of this will only last for another 7-8 weeks. Please let us enjoy this short period of time with all the fangirling/boying we wish to give it without making us feel guilty for it. As long as no one is getting hurt, I am rather certain that we do not deserve to feel bad just for being excited and enjoying an anime.
Yuri on Ice allowed me to meet a number of great people, it made me want to return to ice skating even though I quit the sport years ago, it made me want to return to playing piano even though I gave up years ago, it gave me hope in the anime industry as whole, and most importantly it made me love an anime even though I thought I stopped being capable of that years ago.
I’m just a queer woman from Eastern Europe but Yuri on Ice made me feel like I matter. I will never be ashamed of being a fan of the show.
9/10/16 1:37 PM // Second half of this week’s bullet journal spread + physics notes on a sunday morning before church 🌿📖 Also managed to finish my statistics homework before I left. Thinking of compiling all my OC’s into one book but I’ve never really planned them outside of my head. Still need to write an essay about a famous Chinese person for my Mandarin lesson. Hope this week treats me well 😁
“If I were to mysteriously
disappear, no warning or trace whatsoever, would I still be responsible for
finals?” Jeonghan questions as he stares hopelessly at the pile of open books
covering the table. “I mean, if they can’t find me can they reasonably expect
me to continue in my academic endeavors?”
“Probably,” you shrug as you
flip through your notes in search of that one particular line that seems to be
avoiding you, “universities are relentless. I’m sure they’ll still be sending
us those awful ‘what’s happening on campus this week’ emails long after we’ve
A highlighter flies across the
table and smacks you in the forehead. “I’m going to speed along that process if
you both don’t shut up,” Jihoon growls as he drags his fingers through his
hair, just a little too roughly. He fixes you with an accusing stare and huffs,
“I have an Anth final in the morning and you promised to help. I want to get
back to the studio sometime this year.”
18/5/16 3:56 PM // studying chemistry for my igcse exam tomorrow. Kinda worried that I won’t study thoroughly as chemistry is a subject in which once you understand the topic, you don’t really need to revise a lot, so I decided to go through the syllabus and do some more past papers. I’ve already done like 10 last week. Just made a stupid mistake: did the specimen paper for the core syllabus instead of the extended one 😩. Good practice, though.
Today I did my economics igcse and it was actually comparable to my mock exams. I did a lot better than I expected in my mocks so I do hope I can obtain an equally high score.
Oh, and also, I’ll be answering all the asks in my inbox tomorrow so don’t worry if I haven’t answered your ask yet ☺️
Honestly imagine Maggie Sawyer at the next Danvers Family Dinner™ and every time the conversation shifts to what cool thing Kara has done Maggie chips in something about Alex. Like not in a “WELL ALEX IS BETTER.” Kind of way. She waits for the Kara praise to be over, offers a little of her own, and then proceeds to casually highlight one of Alex’s recent accomplishments.
“This week Alex helped my department solve a case we’ve been trying to crack for quite a while. It was awesome!”
“Did you know that ALEX opened up a really hard to open pickle jar?????? Honestly the strongest arms of anyone I know. Sorry Kara.”
LMAO BUT U GET THE PICTURE.
But like after every actual thing that Maggie brings up, Alex is shocked that she even noticed. Or that it made enough of an impression to remember it and they’re both so in love just punch me in the face
Today I (finally) got my final grade in Economics and I got an A! Ahhhh! This is a class at the beginning of the semester I thought I would have to take a B in. Everyone had told me it was one of the hardest classes that had taken, and I did not know how I could possibly pass a class where I could barely understand my instructor (she was Chinese, and her English was good, but not great, especially when she was speaking quickly). So I thought that in celebration of my intellectually victory I would create a post highlighting the tricks that I use to tackle (and get an A in!) the seemingly impossible.
1. Actually go to class (and pay attention): You would be shocked by the amount of students that skip class for weeks in a row and then can’t understand why they don’t score well on exams/don’t understand the material. Going to class and actively taking notes already gives you a leg up on being successful.
2. Read your textbook (smartly): In a perfect world the only thing that would be on tests is what is covered in class; but in impossible classes more often than not there are wild questions on tests that are only vaguely covered in the textbook and never covered in class. That’s why it’s important to crack open that book and brush through some things. DO NOT READ EVERYTHING THOUGH. IT’S NOT WORTH IT. IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY. Pay attention to vocabulary words, key concepts, and examples.
3. Star studying at least a week before your test: This is serious. Impossible classes are not ones that you can just look at your notes the night before and be okay. They are the ones that if you do that, you will walk out of the first test with a 37% and want to drop out of school. Know what the test will be like and study to that. If it is vocab based memorize vocab. If it is problem based practice working similar problems. If a concept is really tricky read the textbook section on it and take detailed notes. Just do not waste time. The more time you have to prepare for a test the better. Trust me.
4. Help other people who are struggling: By knowing the material well enough to teach it to someone else, you are basically ensuring that you have it memorized and applied. Explain concepts to classmates and friends when they don’t understand them, it will help them almost as much as it helps you.
5. Take notes by hand: Typing notes is just really not a great idea. You don’t remember things as well, it’s harder to flip back to previous notes, and if you have a laptop in front of you that can access tumblr/pinterest/imessage you will be tempted to stray and not pay attention. Happens to the best of us, but not helpful for passing impossible classes.
6. Make it enjoyable: There is nothing that I find overly exciting about economics. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to Freakonomics radio podcasts religiously and do like to see how the overarching principles affect our daily lives, but economics graphs are just not fun. But, everyday this semester I brought a small piece of candy to class to make class a little more sweet (or excuse me, sooiet). If you’re having a hard time motivating yourself to go to class or enjoy it, decorate your notebook really pretty, bring a cup of tea or coffee to class, sit with friends, or do anything that makes the class a little less dreadful for you. It will help you to be successful in the long run.
I hope these tips and tricks help you to get the grades that you want in the future! Go into classes that you think are impossible with a positive spirit and the energy to give it your all and you too can beat the heck out of that class.
So Chicago, as I’m sure many big American cities do, has a “restaurant week” in the dark of winter, when the restaurant business is normally slow anyway. At this point it lasts two weeks, because here in the midwest we are Extra about our food. At Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer fixed menus at fixed prices which sometimes are a great deal and sometimes…are not.
Anthony Todd at Chicagoist decided to do a break down of the best and worst deals for Restaurant Week(s) and I looked through his spreadsheet to see if any of my local joints were participating (so that I could avoid them during the crowded times). After a while I just started reading to enjoy his salt. Below are some highlights of his Restaurant Week commentary:
I’m not going to dignify this one by doing math.
I wouldn’t recommend the upsell option, unless you’re a big ceviche fan.
There’s a veggie burger on the $44 dinner menu that i’m fairly sure would be a terrible deal.
I recently gave this restaurant a bad review, but because the normal menu is so incredibly overpriced, the menu is a bargain and the view is amazing.
Unless their pie is worth $8 to you, you can lose money on this deal. I don’t think it is.
If the dessert wasn’t gelato, this might make sense.
Unless you think a beer or cocktail is worth $17, this is an absolutely awful deal.
If you go to Rainforest Cafe for your big Restaurant Week meal, I can’t help you.
Hello my little lovelies! I found out this week (well technically last week, oops) that I got an unconditional offer from one of my top universities for an English Literature/Classics course! Obviously, I’m really grateful and amazed, so I decided to celebrate by writing up my new notes for Modern Studies~ (っ˘ω˘ς ) Hopefully I should have these done and highlighted before the end of the year, in time for prelims in February - so I’ll keep you guys posted as it progresses!
Description: It’s been three weeks since Stiles broke up with Malia so he and Lydia could be together, but in an attempt to not hurt the young coyote’s feelings Stiles and Lydia are keeping their relationship a secret from their friends until an appropriate amount of time passes. But of course, as with all of Stiles’ plans things never quite work out the way he plans
Fic Request: Established relationship. Lydia is at MIT and Stiles is at Stanford. When Lydia sees pics of girls getting to close to her boyfriend, she has no problem flying out to California to start her spring break early to clarify that she is the only one for Stiles.
Genre: Romance, Fluff, Slice of Life, Established Relationship
Description: It’s the final fight and the pack is in the midst of dealing with the benefactor and his assassins. And right when they all think they’re going to make it out alive something happens and Stiles needs to make a choice.
Description: Stiles decides the only way to fix things with Lydia is to let her in. It’s late in the night when he drops by dragging her out of her house and as always Lydia goes willingly despite her fuss.
Description: She wasn’t sure why it had taken her so long to accept what she felt. But in that moment, her gaze taking in his red rimmed eyes, the beads of sweat on his upper lip and the utter terror on his face before relief took over, Lydia Martin knew without a doubt that this was the moment that would change everything. Because deep down she knew it had always been him.
today was counterproductive ;-; i wrote a to-do list for today which consisted of mostly house chores and i kind of h8 myself for doing these other things only to avoid the one thing that was important and that was my design history research summaries. but hey what was cute is that my boyfriend dropped by some ink for my printer cause i ran out a few weeks ago and i really needed to print a few things for tomorrow so that was a sweet little highlight of the day c: so i ended up printing hardcopies of my readings for design history because i work better that way but my attempt in actually doing the summary was a complete flop and i failed miserably *sighs @ myselF*
I started drawing something for this day, but due tu other commitments I wasn’t able to finish it..
But today I spent Christmas with a bunch of friends, and I wanted to highlight her, @vapordruid, as she is the one who introduced me to the McHanzone and, in addittion, she has been a huge support for me through this year ❤
I cooked the ichigo cake for us and I gifted her the Hanzo scarf (as she is in love with Hanzo) and I represent drunk McCree with my red flannel (as I am in love with McCree).
This will be my entry for this date until I am able to finish my draw ❤
I’m satisfied with the finale but sad at the same time. I always look forward to wednesday and thursday because of this show. Sad to say that wlfkbj is one of the highlights of my week,and now it’s ending It’s like saying goodbye to friends that you will never ever see again in this lifetime.
I hope to see NJH and LSK in their future works but to me they will always be Joon Hyung and Bok Joo in my heart.
And Joon hyung will always be the best male lead for me.
(cr. HD DRAMA)
p.s. they have longer kissing scene?i’m…
Why they cut the best part?
And also,I’m crying with them. This is a quality drama and to hell with the ratings.