Have I mentioned how much I enjoy the thought of Harry and Draco back at Hogwarts years after they leave? If not, let me take a few moments of your time to elucidate:
Inter-house rivalry at the head table
inter-house rivalry between classes
Knowing (memorizing) each other’s schedule and casually bringing it up in conversation–with or outside of each other
Seeming like a married couple to everyone else but not realizing it themselves
Intense quidditch debates in the staff room
students like to hang around outside because they’re always loud and always hilarious (and sometimes often result in creative new insults to add to their repertoire)
Grading together in one of their quarters and snarking over ridiculous student answers
Quibbling over teaching methods to the point of pedantry just to be annoying to the other
Trying the “I’ve never been more shocked by student behaviour in my life” approach on students who misbehave, none of whom believe it because they’ve heard stories of Harry and Draco’s time at Hogwarts (usually by the other in classes, ex. Draco climbing a tree because he wanted Harry’s attention)
Patrolling the hallways over Christmas hols
“Here. This is the statue Flitwick said he’s caught kids fooling around behind. Go check it out.”
“Why do I have to go?”
“What are you, scared?”
“… Fine, you absolute tosser. …Woah, Malfoy, come check this out.”
“What? What is it?”
“Just get back here and you’ll see.”
“I’m not going to fall for your tricks, Potter. I’m not going back there.”
They end up necking behind the statue like students
I watched the trailer of Ixcanul, of Jayro Bustamente, a director from Guatemala. I really enjoy those kind of films… Then I noticed the lead character, the young actress Maria Mercedes Coroy, went searching more about her. So inspiring and beautiful, somehow she remembered me of Frida Kahlo, but certainly she have an unique personality.
Here it is my very first animatic ever! I absolutely LOVE Dear Evan Hansen and I felt like this specific song fits Ladynoir so much, i had to do something about it. I’ll probably finish in the future, in the meantime I hope you enjoy it, i spent too much time on it- Also I want to do more animatics and do much more better than this.
As I’ve talked about on my blog several times, an important part of
growing as a writer is learning about writing. For years I’ve wanted to
compile a list of writing books I’ve read, liked, and recommend. Today
I’m happy to say I now have that list to add to my blog (perfect timing
for anyone who likes summer reading). I’m sure over time, this list will
be added to.
Many writers I’ve talked to have read
quite a few of these books. How many have you read? And is there one I
need to look into? (You can comment at the bottom).
If you haven’t read any of them, cool. Now you have a list to chose from should you ever want to.
of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a
book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the
editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and
In this completely revised and updated second
edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply
the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on
dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other
techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go
through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with
examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have
vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a
partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives
without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good
engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are
master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling,
sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an
ineffective way to begin.
Story Engineering starts with the
criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering and
design of a story–and uses it as the basis for narrative. The greatest
potential of any story is found in the way six specific aspects of
storytelling combine and empower each other on the page. When rendered
artfully, they become a sum in excess of their parts.
author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to
staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times
Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of
Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel
so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to
become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach
will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.
do you create a main character readers won’t forget? How do you write a
book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your
readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a
character’s past into a story?
Write Great Fiction: Characters,
Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all
of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with
interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:
Choose and execute the best point of view for your story Create three-dimensional and believable characters Develop your characters’ emotions Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story.
road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors
agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to
publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no
one will keep reading. It’s just that simple.
In Hooked, author
Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and
teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant
rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components
inherent to any great beginning.
Plus, you’ll discover exclusive
insider advice from agents and acquiring editors on what they look for
in a strong opening. With Hooked, you’ll have all the information you
need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an
A hobby of mine is to go onto sports pages of national significance and searching out MMA inspired posts to point out ignorance of MMA haters. I love doing it because they’re so ignorant to the rules and regulations. Here’s a few of my favorite things to say:
“They get concussed all the time! Way too risky!”
Boxers and rugby players have a higher rate of concussions, plus they play on. If a fighter is concussed the fights stopped. Perfect example below. Gus protecting himself, just not fighting back. Fight stopped.
“All it is human dog fighting!”
Actually no, its a mix of many disciplines that are all Olympic grade sports minus Jiu Jitsu. Their are many ringside doctors, cutmen, a referee that stops a bout when a fighter is not fighting back and strict state commissions that regulate the bouts.
“UFC is not a sport."
Well you’re not wrong, its an organisation. The sport is MMA. Like calling football Fifa.
"Boxing has far more rules and regulations.”
“Its pretty much a bare knuckle fight."
The gloves are the furthest thing from bare knuckled. 4 ounce gloves plus a hand wrap. They have to be that small for grappling. Boxing gloves are 20 ounces. Which sounds and according to ‘Fight Science’ is more painful to be hit with. Kicking is also used in MMA by most fighters.
"Its a miracle only one person has been killed!"
Well, more than one has. Sheer fluke accidents happen in every sport, and MMA is actually one of the safest in regards of injury and death. You can get back up in boxing and can recover from being rocked. In MMA if you’re rocked you can get taken down and submitted or the referee will step in way earlier than a boxing referee would.
"The head is targeted all the time!"
Body shots, leg kicks, submissions. Your head is less at risk in MMA than in any other large contact sport. Plus, similar to boxing, its all about someone finding your chin. Not your temple etc. less likely to be concussed in MMA than in boxing.
"Glorified barbarism for simpletons."
MMA fighters are quite intelligent actually. Dominick Cruz has an IQ higher than most and is a very good analyst in all sports. The fighters have to train and remember how to execute a lot of holds and have to have the discipline to make weight. Simpletons isn’t even close.
And finally… “The fighters are bad role models.”
This one just makes me sick that anyone could think it tbh. Many fighters are great to their fans and a vast majority are fantastic people. Ronda Rousey changed the face of womens sports in general, let alone combat sports.
this a post (complete with links, pictures and other tips) dedicated to all of you struggling through what seems to be a hell they call high school. i get it. i struggled through it, all my friends endured it and you’re probably in the same boat of wanting to throw yourself down each flight of stairs that presents itself. but please don’t do that! i’m here to help, friend!! this is a comprehensive list of all the things i learned from my time in high school. i hope this helps at least one person out there! as always, if you guys have any questions, my ask box is open :)
before we get into it: this is a link to my study routine because some people have been asking for it and don’t have a section in this post to put it under so i’m just going to leave it here.
okay so, i’m going to be completely upfront with you. high school is hard. it’s especially hard if you want to do well. i can honestly say that senior year took its toll in more ways than one when i didn’t take care of myself or pay attention to my body’s needs. so here are some self-care tips to keep you happy & healthy.
1. eat a lot & stay hydrated
when you’re trying to finish a 2000 word essay, or pretty much all but shoving toothpicks in your eyes to stay up studying for an exam the next day, food is your best friend. food helps your brain work better and you’ll find that your concentration levels increase when you study on a filled stomach. there are lots of brain foods out there like dark chocolate, nuts, vegetable sticks etc. but don’t forget to reward yourself with a food of your choice after you feel like you’ve done a lot of work. couple all of this with lots of water to keep you feeling refreshed.
2. pamper yourself
i am completely aware of the fact that high school students don’t have the time to go to a spa or sauna every other weekend. however, you deserve a nice long bath or a good face scrub every now and then. other things you can indulge in:
body lotion (especially the nice smelling ones)
a good facial cleanser
and the list goes on. trust me, being physically relaxed plays a big part in how your brain performs. if you feel a bit gross, take a shower before you start studying. it’s little things like that that’ll make a massive difference.
everyone says it, i know. but it’s so important. if you don’t get sleep the night before because you were cramming for tomorrow morning’s exam, go home and take a nap in the afternoon. get some shuteye in one form or another. pls.
4. believe in yourself
it sounds so weird, and it’s usually not included in posts like these but in my opinion it’s one of, if not the most, important factor in high school success. think about it. if you’re spending those years of your life doubting whether your answer is correct, whether your science report is as good as the next person’s or whether your friends truly like you, you’re using up a lot of energy that could be used for things that’ll actually benefit you in the long run. that’s why my blog is titled “breathe” - because that’s exactly what you have to do, and sometimes that’s the only thing you can do in order to keep going. chin up. you’re going to be okay. you’re doing great. i believe in you. and you should believe in you too.
1. plan everything
i’m telling you now, get some kind of planning system. whether you want to use a bullet journal, a planner, a diary, an app, a computer program or your grandma’s paper napkins, seriously just pick something. when you have seven different classes and you have assessment for each, i highly doubt you’re going to remember every task that goes along with them. so, just take my word for it and plan plan plan.
here’s alinkto how i used my planner back in high school.
i also recommend a whiteboard monthly calendar so you can keep track of all of the important dates you need to remember.
i love love love post-its. i honestly can’t stop myself from buying them - especially the cute animal ones. post-its saved my butt when keeping my books organised and easy to navigate. you can use them to separate different semesters, chapters, lectures, topics etc. i also use post-its to mark any questions, sections or subjects that i’m unsure of so that i can ask my teacher about it the next day. i then write down the answer or explanation on a separate sticky note and stick it next to the question so i can refer back to it when studying for exams.
+ look at all the different kinds of cute post-its you can get!
so you can obviously get all your standard, basic post-its.
buuutttttttt, you can also get all of these fun ones too! they make studying a lot easier and a lot more fun, trust me.
3. figure out a system that works for you
so in high school, i liked having notebooks for each class and having an accordion folder to hold all my papers. that worked perfectly fine for me but there may be other methods that work better for you. i suggest, especially if you’re just about to start or just started high school, that you experiment with different organisational systems to find which one suits you best.
i’ve got a page dedicated to my favourite supplies and how i use them. i hope you can get some inspiration from it in some way.
go on google, tumblr, facebook, instagram, weheartit or whatever tickles your fancy and search up some quotes that inspire you. it sounds really corny, but i’m telling you that it works. i had three quotes above my desk and they always used to motivate me when all i could think about was crashing into the comfort of my blankets. i would pick quotes and write/draw them out myself so i could add my own spin on them. i used:
“make hermione proud”
“effort only fully releases its rewards to those who refuse to quit”
“you have galaxies in your head, don’t let anyone tell you you cannot shine”
this community! it’s the best motivation in my opinion. whenever i was in a procrastination slump, i would scroll through the studyblr tag or scroll through studyblr blogs and before i knew it i’d be ready to study for another hour. it’s honestly one of the most helpful resources, and if it’s available to you then i definitely recommend that you use it!
get yourself a study playlist. it’s amazing what music can do for your mood. add a mix of songs that will get you pumped to blitz through that 5-star difficulty chemistry question and songs that will help you concentrate when you need to find the right word for that english essay. studying when it’s dead quiet is weirdly deafening to me and i can’t concentrate if there isn’t some sort of background noise. just add whatever helps you - whether it be panic!, classical or in my case, kpop hehe
i have a playlist suggestion on my blog if you want to try listening to some new songs. :)
that’s all, folks!
in all honesty, high school isn’t going to be a walk in the park if you want to succeed. it takes dedication, a lot of persistence and a consistent work ethic. you need to know what you’re aiming for, and you need to want it just as much, if not more, than the person who wants the same thing. my high school experience was stressful and anxiety inducing, but i can honestly say that the rewards on the flip side are very much worth it. you’ve got this. you’ll do a lot more than survive. you will succeed.