firstly one of the things that really attracted me to starting a studyblr was the idea that trying is cool. all through my schooling making an effort was seen as a bad thing, something to be shunned and mocked. then I came across studyblrs where people seemed enthused by the idea of doing the best they can at school and sharing tips on note-taking and revision techniques and how to get into university and I thought that was good and cool.
where I’ve ended up, several years later, is only following a handful of postgrad students who sit in this friendly and good group on the edge of the studyblr ‘community’. one of the reasons for that is that I came to realise how much artifice is required to be a successful studyblr. I do take time to set up a lot of my shots and I do very selectively ‘curate’ my studying experiences. a couple of years ago I decided to be upfront with that and I have made many mentions in asks and posts to the inevitably artificial and curated nature of my blog. I hope people have found that refreshing rather than off-putting.
I find that a lot of the asks I get are focused around people trying to emulate me as if I have all the answers because I do well in class and I have a nice pencil case. the truth is that I’ve never been good at studying and that I am blessed with an ability to understand things quite readily and then be able to write about them quite well afterward. when people ask I almost always say that what works for me won’t work for other people and that they should just do what comes most easily to them. what worries me is that people see these beautifully written notes or perfectly notated books and it makes them feel inadequate and anxious because that doesn’t work for them. you have to acknowledge that over-organisation and prettifying is a form of procrastination. that’s not to say it is de facto a bad thing, but it’s not exactly helpful.
what I have struggled with is the way in which the ‘studyblr community’, in its scramble to be super helpful has become very prescriptive and unrealistic. if your notes aren’t pretty enough or if you can’t afford the best stationery or if you don’t fit the mold in some other way then it’s unlikely your post will pick up traction or that you’ll get tens of thousands of followers. the ‘studyblr community’ therefore not only mirrors the ableism and classism of wider youth culture but it can also exacerbate and amplify it without meaning to.
all this is to say that even the most well meaning actions, if done uncritically, create an unhealthy environment. what the studyblr community needs is a big dose of self-awareness and internal critique if it is to avoid the traps which it so readily falls into. I could go on here about this being a trait of liberal capitalism but I will save you that.
I have often thought about closing this blog down because I feel like a fraud and someone who is doing exactly that thing which I recognise and dislike. I have kept it going so that I can say things like this and so that there is a critical voice in the community. I have also kept it going because people do genuinely seem to be inspired by my posts and I do get a little kick knowing that my life is #goals to someone out there.
I’d be really interested to see what people think of all this, I have written it off the cuff and it is not intended to be read as an academic critique as much as an answer to the question asked. @ohmyphd@howtophd@nealc25@post–grad
Admin Note: The leads have repeatedly said they’ve had opportunities to leave Supernatural to work on other projects and they’ve chosen to stay because they enjoy the work and, on a more realistic note, it’s nice to have steady work.
ike from fire emblem is a gay, gay man who is usually on that masc4masc shit (no offense but his disdain for rafiel who is considered the most beautiful and delicate man in the world. his camaraderie with tibarn boyd and every other sexy musclehead over working out and Eating Meat)
However. soren manages to nab that radiant dick thru sheer force of will, dependency, and worship despite being a willowy racist emo twink bastard and now theyre off having a honeymoon in a desert. ranulf manages to land ikes affections just by being THAT charismatic and validating him emotionally. he is an enfp who is in touch with his energies
Tomorrow starts the posting of NINETEEN wonderful, well-planned, COMPLETED MULTI-CHAPTERfics of at LEASTFIFTY-THOUSAND WORDS. That’s right, folks, nineteen novel length fics for your reading pleasure that will be completed on schedule in a timely manner.
In addition, we have a number of artists who have stepped up, gotten an early peek at these fics, and come up with some AMAZINGartwork to coincide with these stories. These include, but are not limited to: imagesets, gifsets, videos, illustrations, aesthetics, and other awesome works of art that enhance everyone’s story.
For the last six-plus months, these authors have been working with their beta-readers to craft wonderful tales from modern AU’s to Lieutenant Duckling fics to reimaginings to alternative universes with magic and science to twist the plot.
If you aren’t already, follow @captainswanbigbang as we’ll be reblogging all of the participants’ hard work for you. Please, show the authors and their artists some love by reblogging, commenting, liking, and otherwise flailing over all of the work they’ve put in since the start of the year.
TL;DR - The Big Bang starts tomorrow and there’s fics of all kinds to start reading without having to wonder if they’ll be finished because they already are!
i was preparing this in extra with my other S&P artwork for the #septicart event but i maybe pushed me a bit too much and ended up severally sick.
(￣▽￣)ノ(plz, quick advice, take care of ur body moar than me and mah booty)
ヾ(´▽｀;)ゝ im not very happy of this drawing btw,i had a lot of fun but i feel like it’s rushed and messy. so lame!
this aside,I’m also sorry for my inactivity this past week. I was too weak for doing anythin’ except reblogging stoopid stuff that made meh giggled .i’ll reply to the asks and e-mails that i received asap.