or at least a graphic a day

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@victuuri-week - Day Seven: Endings - Victor: Promises

“Even I’m worried about making a full comeback if I’m also staying on as your coach. In exchange, I’ll need you to become a five-time world champion, at least.”

“Okay.”

7 Apps for Studying and Time Management

Companion video: link

Memorigi

Android [FREE]: link
iPhone: [NOT AVAILABLE]
Similar app: Wunderlist [FREE] link

Memorigi is a really easy to use time management app where you can log in all of your tasks for the day, week and month. You can use a color code to track your tasks by theme or by subject so you can understand what your workload will be for the next few days. I really like this app’s simple layout and the fact that you can chose between different views, namely between a daily view or a three-days view. It also lets you set an alarm to remind you that your tasks and events are coming up. Other similar apps to consider are Google Calendar and Evernote.


Duolingo
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone [FREE]: link

Duolingo is an app that lets you learn languages through an array of mini games and exercises that you can complete daily, increasing your fluency and mastery step by step. Each language comes with dozens of different themed levels that teach you different aspects of vocabulary and grammar so you can build up your knowledge on that language. Each level recycles what you’ve learned in past levels to make sure that you still remember that you have learned before. You can also use the training icon to get a personalized lesson with your weakest words, so you can really tackle whatever you are having a difficult time with, before moving on with the learning process. I also enjoy the fact that the levels are short and you aren’t required to speak or listen, so it’s the perfect way to spend some idle time during commuting to school.


►Forest:
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone [1,99$]: link

Another app that I always talk about is Forest, and for me it’s the best way to use the Pomodoro Technique whilst having a true visual experience of your productivity levels. The concept is quite simple: for each block of time you spend studying, you plant a virtual tree. While that tree grows, you cannot use other app in your phone, less you get distracted. When the timer reaches zero, you will have planted a tree in your forest. The more trees you have, the more productive you were during that day.

Loop - Habit Tracker
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone: NOT AVAILABLE
HabitBull [FREE], similar app: link

Habits is an habit tracker app that lets you follow up on those small daily tasks that we sometimes forget, like drinking enough water, taking medication or taking a walk outside. It’s very simple to use – all you have to do is insert which tasks you want to track and just press the small cross to mark it for that day. As time goes by, you will build a graphic that tells you how many times you’ve forgotten certain tasks and where you should improve. I usually do this by hand in my bullet journal but I think that tracking your habits with an app should please everyone who prefers to manage their time with their phone and doesn’t like to carry a notebook around.

SaveMyTime
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone: NOT AVAILABLE
Similar app: link

Still on the time management theme, I think that everyone should try at least once in their life to really understand how they are spending their time. A time wheel lets you do this – you basically input how you have been spending your time during the day, with transportation, sleeping, eating, studying and taking classes and you will be baffled by how little time you can actually spend at your own will. This app lets you do exactly this, you just insert the amount of time you have been doing something and it will build a time wheel for you, so you can reflect where you have been wasting your time and re-organize your schedule. I think this is a great challenge to keep up with during a week and just reflect on how you are actually living your life. Basically, it sets a tracking time and when you unlock your phone, the app will ask you what you have been doing for the past fifteen minutes so you can build your time wheel gradually during the day without even noticing it.

Quizlet
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone [FREE]: link

A great app to save paper, ink and time is quizlet. It basically replaces all of your physical flash cards and lets you keep entire sets of questions and answers in your phone under your personal account. You can then export these to your computer and share them with your friends. I think this is an amazing app for anyone who relies on definition based classes and tests and is something great to use on idle times or when you need to study but only have your phone around. It has tons of different ways to test your knowledge on a subject and it can even read your cards out loud as if you were being questioned by your professor.

Timetable
Android [FREE]: link
iPhone [NOT AVAILABLE]
Similar app: Class Timetable [FREE]: link

Finally, and this is one of my favorites, there is a widget timetable app so you can place your school timetable in your homescreen and never skip a class again. I usually never know where I am going to have class and sometimes it’s not really useful to take out your planner and look at your schedule so having it right on your homescreen is really useful.

You can insert all data related to your class in this widget, like the name of the class, the location, participants and total duration. You can always assign a color to a certain class. Afterwards, you just tap the screen to assign your class to a certain timeblock and there you have it.

It’s that time of the year! 

We all know f/f doesn’t get enough love. Whether it’s because of a lack of canon content, or fandom’s interests lying elsewhere, it usually gets the short end of the stick. Thankfully, February is here to rectify that - and hopefully, one day, we won’t even need the reminder!

So what is Femslash February? It started as open challenge calling on all members of fandom to create at least two fanworks of any sort (fanfic, fanart, fan vids, graphics, fanmixes, etc.) featuring a f/f ship in the month of February. I don’t know if people still follow that rule today, but to me, Femslash February is THE month to celebrate your love for the ladies. And ladies loving ladies. Not that you can’t do that every day of the year, but if you needed a good reason, here’s one!

Since the Dragon Age franchise has, let’s be honest, a whole bunch of badass ladies, and since this blog, and yours truly, have dedicated  themselves to the task of reblogging them all in all their glory, I’m hoping you guys will fill up their tags with new posts, so that I can queue a LOT of content, and provide you with even more lady love! 

Now go forth, and spread the love  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・☆ ✧.

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This Apple patent could reveal the future of your phone — and your laptop

  • The future of Apple products could one day entail your iPhone or iPad turning a hollow shell of a device into a touchscreen Mac.
  • Or, at least, that’s what an Apple patent filing for an “electronic accessory device” from September suggests.
  • First spotted by Apple Insider, the patent outlines a laptop-like device that has a dock for an Apple smartphone or tablet.
  • It also comes equipped with hardware like a large display, physical keyboard, batteries, GPU and ports.
  • But the rest — processor, graphics card, storage, memory — comes from an iPhone or iPad. Read more (3/24/17)

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Bates Motel fandom! 

With the show coming to that inevitable end tonight (i’m so depressed you have no idea) i’ve been thinking about doing a little something to keep the show alive, at least on tumblr.

Bates Motel appreciation posts (15 days). You can make gif sets, videos, graphics, art, etc. 

You can start whenever you want. Hope you all can take part of it. 
Please, don’t let the bates motel tag die :)

IMAGINE

It’s 2018. After four years of waiting you finally got the new Dragon Age 4. Full of excitement you install it, spend an hour making your perfect, new protagonist and import your one true world state (OTWS).

The import was successful and you can’t wait for the loadingscreen to be gone so you can start playing.

Suddenly the following message appears: “According to your imported world state your warden is still alive. Is this correct?”

Your hands start shaking. Your breathing gets heavy.

Your Warden. The last thing you remember about your Warden is that horrible DA:O-2009-graphic. But now… it’s suddenly mentioned. You can’t believe it. Your beloved Warden is going to-

You pause and stare empty into the air. Could it be? Could Bioware, after nine years and two games finally bring back your beloved baby?

Your excitement suddenly gets unbearable and you press “correct”. The next message appears: “Please create your Hero of Ferelden.”

Suddenly a new character-menu opens.

Your eyes get teary while you define your wardens race and start creating them in this beautiful DA4-graphic. It’s really happening!

The joy… All the joy you feel! No more waiting and hoping for a brief mention of the Warden! No more pressure, the uncertainty is gone! They will be here, in this game! Finally!
You spend ages creating the Hero of Ferelden. Everything has to be perfect. It’s so breathtaking to see the Warden in this beautiful graphic.

You start crying of joy and need at least three packs of tissues and one Ben and Jerrys ice cream to make through this life-changing experience without passing away.

But now you’re done. It’s perfect. Your tears dry and your broad grin slowly fades.

It’s alright. You can do this. You’re a strong, independent person, an adult! It all will be fine.

And then the game starts.

The graphic and storyline is great, you really love your new protagonist and the companions but you can’t get the warden out of your subconsciousness.

But the game really gets you. You love it. The story is good and slowly you forget about the Warden, at least periodically.

But you’re playing it for days now! Still no Hero of Ferelden! But you want to be patient. Your Wardens moment to shine will come. It HAS to. You know it.

Days become weeks. Still no sight of the Hero of Ferelden.

You get anticipated. Did you forgot something? Maybe you should have done a sidequest to gain access to your Warden.

Slowly you know the game ends. It can’t take long anymore.

But whERE IS THE WARDEN?!

And then, one day… you just finish the game. All that’s left now are cutscenes.

You can’t believe it… your Warden… your beloved Hero of Ferelden… You missed it. You must have done something wrong. Your disappointment is indescribable.

You watch the last cutscenes with tears in your eyes. The game was so awesome but… Ouch. It still hurts.

The last cutscene starts. You see grass. The camera is slightly above it, in cat-perspective. Suddenly a big, brown paw stomps the grass down and you hear a bark. The subtitle says “Happy bark”.

Your heart almost stops.
No… Could it be?! IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!

Laughter follows and the camera slowly rises. You can see the brown Mabaris’ legs, his neck and then you see his face. The once darker fur there is now grey, almost white and as he barks again you can see that he already is missing some teeth. The big, brown eyes show a slight, grey shimmer. His eyesight also isn’t the best anymore. He just got old. A hand is petting his ears and he puts his head back with pleasure. The laughter is still there.

The camera zooms out and you can now see the person the hand belongs to.

It’s happening. There it is.

IT’S HAPPENING! Your beloved Warden is there anD YOU CAN FINALLY SEE IT!

All your hopes and dreams finally came true! Finally your Warden will be part of the game again!  You can’t wait for your protagonist and the Hero of Ferelden to meet and spend the rest of the game together. After all the game has to last at least a little longer, now that your Warden is here.

You cry of joy and your sweaty hands shake.

BTW, did you romance Zevran? Well, he’s there too, right next to your Warden and the Mabari, smirking at them and looking ridiculously handsome. Your shipperheart just explodes. They’re still together and in love! You knew it. You knew it all the time!

The Warden turns around and looks at something in their hand. A small glasbottle…
“Well… looks like I finally succeeded…”, the Warden says smiling.

You pause. Wait… is this… could this be the cure for the blight? DID THE WARDEN REALLY FOUND IT?!

“Well… Come on honey!”, the Warden says grinning and encouragingly pats on their thighs. The Mabari barks happily and follows. The last thing you see is your Warden with a small, tired but satisfied smile, looking into the distance.

The music reaches its climax and the screen becomes black.

And then, through your tears of incredible joy you see….

The Credits roll in.

And now… just imagine the extreme change of feelings you experienced. From endless happiness to all-destroying agony in 0,5 seconds.

Imagine the mixture of disappointment and unbearable agony and hate you feel for Bioware for doing this..

Just imagine the whole DA-team sitting in their office and laughing wickedly over their trolling. The trolling of millions of fans.

Imaging all the raging fangirls, making Tumblr explode.

Just… Imagine. *Jon Lennons ‘Imagine’ starts playing in the background*

Hello Delena fans!

The show is almost over! In few days we will see our great couple together again! This is fantastic time to be together as fandom and say a great goodbye to couple that influenced our life a lot. At least they did to me!

You can make gif sets, graphics, write meta or fic and make a video! Whatever you want!

Tag for event: #DEFAW


The themes:

  • Day 1 (March 4) - Favorite season
  • Day 2 (March 5) - Favorite episode
  • Day 3 (March 6) - Favorite scene 
  • Day 4 (March 7) - Favorite parallel
  • Day 5 (March 8) - Favorite happy moment
  • Day 6 (March 9) - Favorite heartbreaking moment
  • Day 7 (March 10) - Favorite romantic moment

Bonus day:

  • Day 8 (March 11) - Goodbye Delena!

Day after finale when our emotions will be highlighted, what can I say, we will see what will be posted that day :)


No matter if you left fandom and never watched last seasons I hope to see here some familiar old friends! and new ones of course!  Have fun! :D

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One gifset per episode:

Arrow 1x01 - Pilot.

“I missed you so much.”
“You were with me the whole time.”

🍞 #HAPPYKENDAY 🌼

▷ To the most precious boy in the world, who always makes those around him happy, who walks into a room and brings in the sunshine, whose voice is blessed golden honey, happy birthday! I hope that you’re happier than you make us and that you see many warm days ahead of you. I love you!

Essays in Existentialism: Blind II

Could you do more blind!Lexa? Please? But the blind AU! How magical! Can we have a bit more? How did they meet? How did they fall in love?

Previously on Blind 

The park was nearly empty, and that made the artist feel more at home. Quiet as it was, she heard the rumblings of the world in the city just outside of the park. Cars zoomed past and buses whooshed as they lowered for passengers, and all of the while, Clarke worked in her sketchpad, not minding at all the notion of an impending storm.

Overcast and almost gloomy, the thick, grey clouds refused to leak, at least for the moment, holding off for as long as they could, as if in favour to the city below. The whole day they waited, like an over-filled balloon so that it looked like at times even the tall buildings would pierce them. 

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i have been in not that good of a place for the past few months. i p much never mention it bc there’s nth that can be done about it but recently i’ve been getting so much love back. so many kind words and claims that i make at least a minute in ur day better and honestly i want to thank u for that. whether it’s a comment on my selfie, including me in tag games, responding to my works or reaching out and thanking for my help - it’s the few moments i feel genuine love and i’m v grateful. this is v spontaneous so excuse no fancy graphics but i just wanted this out there + my handwriting bc this is rlly rlly personal and i can’t possibly express how much it means to me

thank u
@namjooneh @gayhearteyes @yconmins @saltyauntsuga @sugasboy @jiminssi @jungjeons @slutlingar @joonsboy @sunnyjungkook @yoonmin-smile @bgyuna @squizzlez @atdawn @rileysuns @hetmanct @s0ftyuri @jungkoog @mn-yngi @autumnjimin @rapnamu @miniminimochi @liltae @tightpantsjimin @ktaejin i notice every single kind word sent my way and u r the reason i’m still here

HOW TO SPOT REPOSTS ON TUMBLR

ok so at least in the mcr fandom, reposting is a huge problem. i constantly see reposts on my dash and the tags these days are like 50% reposts when it comes to gifs/photosets/graphics so i’ve been wanting to make a post on how to spot reposts.

of course, you can’t expect yourself to always be looking for reposts or to even spot all of them, but it’s good to have in mind cause some reposts end up getting thousands of notes which sucks for the people who spent their time and effort making them.

so, how to spot a repost?

  • if weheartit is the source, it’s a repost. every time. regardless of fandom. do not reblog things with weheartit as the source.
  • people don’t do this as much now i find, but a few years back and earlier on tumblr, most people watermarked their original content with either just their url or ‘url | tumblr’ or something similar. if you see a recent post in a tag with a url that doesn’t match the url of the poster, it’s almost definitely a repost. if you see it on your dash with a couple hundred notes but the url doesn’t match, i usually go to the url on the watermark and see if that blog still exists or if they’ve linked to their more recent url, if some hunting brings you to a different blog than the person who posted the version you’ve seen, its a repost.
  • pay attention to the captions of posts. if the caption is something like ‘too cute!’ or ‘omg!’ or something like that, i tend to assume its a repost. the real content creators generally caption with a link to the source of the photo or video thats they’ve edited/gifed or something along those lines. this isn’t always the case but if you’re not sure, i usually check the blog which ties into my next point -
  • if you go to the blog of the poster and all of their posts are ‘original posts’ (aka not reblogs) but they’re gifs of all different sizes, qualities, styles, etc. you might want to assume that this is like…a serial reposter. plenty of people do this unfortunately. 
  • pay attention to the tags. i find that most people who create original gifs and edits will tag their work with ‘my gif’, ‘my edit’, ‘mine’ or something along those lines. this isn’t always true, again, but it would be another time i’d check the persons blog to see what else they’re posting. if the tags on a gif are evry band member, 10 different variations of the band name, and then a bunch of bands or band members that aren’t even related to the post, i usually assume that this is someone just trying to get notes and followers as opposed to getting people to see their work. not always true, but use your discretion.
  • if it’s a post of all different gifs of the same band member as an ‘appreciation post’ for their smile or a certain hairstyle or something but the gifs are all different sizes and not put together as a gifset in any way, just a ‘list’ of gifs or whatever, it’s usually just an entire post of reposts. i wouldn’t reblog it.
  • REPOSTS WITH CREDIT DON’T COUNT! tumblr dot com created the reblog feature for a reason. so even if the person who posts it says ‘not my gifs but credit to whoever made them’ or even if they say ‘credit to:’ and link or name the original creator, that does not count. it’s a repost. i don’t care how much you like a gifset, you don’t get to post it as your own. reblog it from the op, tag it with how much you love it. message the creator to tell them you like it. don’t just repost it and give them credit.
  • i’ve also seen a lot of screenshots of text posts. or screenshots of entire gifsets and their captions getting notes. this is dumb and not how tumblr works. if you see an image of a text post, don’t reblog it. if you like it that much you can google the post with quotations and you should be able to find it so you can reblog it.

most of all, use your discretion. like i said you don’t have to be constantly on the lookout for reposts, but it is a huge problem right now and you should be aware of that, especially if you’re someone that makes original content as i’m sure you wouldn’t want your own work reposted. feel free to add on to this post if you have any more suggestions!

dailyhorizon is a brand new blog dedicated to the new video game horizon: zero dawn and i’m currently in need of members to help keep it active. (:

i need active members who create gifs and/or graphics (this includes screenshots) or reblog content frequently. before you send in your app, please make sure you have time for making content and reblogging. i need people who are passionate for horizon and not people just looking for notes on their posts.

requirements:

  1. you must be active and i don’t mean posting your content every day but at least once a week or every other week. when it comes to reblogging others content, i’d like for you do it frequently if you can. i do understand for those who are in college or are busy atm.
  2. you gotta know how to make gifs/graphics, but this doesn’t include those who can’t and just want to reblog content for us. it would be nice though.
  3. must be friendly! (: we want this to be a friendly blog for new people interested in the game.

if you feel the above fits you, please fill out the application to join and we’ll let you know in 7 days or so! make sure i can get in contact with you whether it be your askbox or messenger (be sure your messenger is open for people who dont follow you).

if you want to affiliate with us, that’s perfectly fine as well! as long as you’re a video game blog. we’ll gladly affiliate with you! :D please fill this out here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Jane Crocker is Good

I’m excited to write about Jade but then I saw some posts so wrong about Jane that I want to write about her now but I can’t write about either yet because I have to focus on a graphic design project I need to get paid money for :’( So both will have to wait for a couple days at least

For now, I’ll just say Jane shoved her feelings down her throat for 6 months for her friend’s sakes and her lack of ability to believe in the nature of their lives before that point had mostly to do with her lack of experience, not malice. 

If you wanna start making sense of that ignorance a good place to start is the Book of Genesis and considering what the difference between the Fruit of Knowledge of Good And Evil and the Fruit of Life (which would allow humans to live forever) might be. 

But the bottom line is: Jane’s great, and I love her, and she’ll be just fine. 

angeluscaligo  asked:

Hey, I just saw you did a thesis about the role of art/artists in the emergence/spread of HIV/AIDS? How on Earth did that become your subject of choice, because it's insanely specific D:

Ok firstly my thesis is not about the the role of art/artists in the emergence/spread of HIV/AIDS. It’s on the visual response of artists and designers to the outbreak of the AIDS outbreak during the 1980s. So it’s about how they reacted to it and changed the public perception away from fear to a more educated and sympathetic viewpoint.

And secondly it’s not that odd when you think about it. I’m a queer art student studying graphic design in art college so naturally I’m fascinated by the works of other queer artists. The works inspired by AIDS and HIV are so heartbreaking and powerful that it’s still quite impacting to this day and as a young bi man I feel like it’s my responsibility to at least know my history and sort of pay my respects to those who helped make my life easier but aren’t around anymore. I dunno if that’s weird but yeah that’s why I chose this topic, hope that clears it up!

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Kazuya Week 2016 (Day 05): Free Day @kazuyaweek

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y , M I Y U K I K A Z U Y A !

I honestly think that no graphics can express how much I appreciate Miyuki. He’s more than just a pretty face and he’s someone you’ll least expect him to be. He’s more than his cocky and twisted personality. He was alone and broken but that didn’t make him hate the world. Instead, he turned it to his strength. He became independent and although it was hard for him to open up, he cared for his teammates. He cared for the pitchers, the batters, the fielders and the whole Seido. He values his opponents and appreciates hard work. He’s talented and selfless. I think he loves the world that the baseball created for him and I’m sure that Miyuki, himself, is glad that he came to Seido while the whole Seido knows that Miyuki is more than just a teammate to them. He is also an important friend. There’s so much more to know about Miyuki and when you do, you’ll learn a lot from him too.