seriously tumblr work on that

how to stick your plans

by a horrible procrastinator


  • keep things realistic. you may think you can read 200 pages of jane eyre in one night, and honestly, you could…but you won’t unless that essay that’s 30% of your grade is due, you know, tomorrow.
    • you know your habits better than anyone. try to work around what you know you’re going to do. can you read about 25 pages without getting totally bored/sidetracked? well, make yourself do that. it’s only 25 pages, right?
  • try to accomplish one thing every day. don’t ever let your day slip away from you without doing anything. even if that “one accomplishment” is making a stupid text post on tumblr or revising your notes or washing your sheets…just be productive!
    • this is especially important for those of you with mental illness! having a “zero day” can really plummet your mood or set you in an unproductive rut.
    • if you really feel like you need a day to just chill out, napping can count as your accomplishment
  • don’t push studying off! you’ve probably heard this one a million times, but seriously. don’t. you’re not going to retain 10 weeks worth of information with one study session…okay, maybe you can, but do you really want to?
    • the best, low-effort way of remembering information is to, at first, review it often. right after you learn the material, review it a couple times during the week. maybe re-write your notes that weekend. then, the next week, visit one or two times, just glazing over parts you don’t really remember well. then, maybe once every two weeks, etc…by the time you get to finals, you’ll be familiar with all the information! trust me, it works.
  • organize your to-do’s. personally, i make a huge to-do list for the entire week. then, i delegate different ‘levels’ of urgency to it (see below.) you can do this however you want, but i do it this way to help me visualize how lazy i can be and not pay for it…
    • i tend to organize it by these ‘categories’ / ‘urgent levels’
      • is there a quiz on the material due soon
      • how likely is there to be a pop quiz
      • what’s my grade in the class like / how badly do i need that ‘a’
      • does the homework/assignment need to be turned in
      • etc

actually doing it:

  • studyspo helps. okay, i know this is kind of obvious considering i’m a studyblr, but… you see that notebook you just bought? isn’t it fucking adorable? don’t you want to make some sweet, sweet note-love to it? you know you do.
    • don’t spend too much time setting up your work space or browsing tumblr. seriously. you know when you’re overstepping.
  • have some nice playlists. preferably with music you already know! if you don’t know the song already, chances are it’s just going to become a distraction.
    • 8tracks is a great site for this! you can make your own mixes or take a listen to one of the many, many study / chill playlists available. again, take a listen to the track on your way to class or whatever before actually trying to study with it on.
    • instrumentals + classical + video game music are the standard
  • get organized. messy = stressy. seriously. organize your desk, organize your notes. even if it’s not really your style, at least try to keep things ‘in your personal order.’ try to pretend you have your shit together. you will be so much more productive & confident if you feel in control of your situation.
    • if you’re a perfectionist, you may want to disregard this. really. you don’t want to put ‘tidiness’ above productivity.
    • taking pictures of your awesome, super-nice work space is awesome motivation. give that illusion of productivity. become tumblr famous.
    • if you can afford it, matching stationary and cute shit like that is super awesome feeling. it makes studying aesthetically satisfying.
  • take care of yourself. brush your teeth, put on that nice-smelling lotion, drink water. eating healthy foods, getting some exercise, all that good shit people tell you to do…it really is important. it’s kind of hard to focus or remain motivated if you’re miserably bloated & haven’t showered in 3 days.
    • especially for my neurod or mentally ill followers!

i fucked up

  • repeat after me: IT’S OKAY. IT’S OKAY. we all fuck up. you’re allowed to fuck up. sometimes assignments don’t get done, sometimes we don’t do as well on tests as we’d like. it’s okay. you’re okay.
  • recovery. alright, so, now that we’ve accepted that we’re human beans who sometimes grow upside-down…
    • cuddle in a blanket, and write down what you think you did wrong. did you not study enough? do you need to go to your professors office hours? write down your ideas.
    • let your failure motivate you! you hit your lowest point, alright? now you can focus on doing better, even if it’s just a few points difference.
    • you can do some things wrong. you don’t need to get an A every single time. did you understand 50% of the material? well, that’s halfway there!
    • you’re not going to be perfect at everything. we all have growing pains.

well, that’s all i have to say. keep growing towards the sun, kids.

so my darling bf @howtheskycries sent me this shirt which exists in real life:

and said “Au where everything is the same but rhys wears this shirt instead of his other one.

and I couldn’t stop laughing. Naturally, I had to draw him in it.

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING. Rhys tries to justify this by saying he’s tired of cutting holes in all his shirts. It gives his arm more freedom.

I am still pretty rubbish at drawing bodies and clothing, but I tried to model Rhys’ face after the way @lutnik draws him! I am obsessed with their art style. Even though it seems they don’t use tumblr anymore, you should seriously check their work out (:


anonymous asked:

Wait, you're the actually the nicest person on the internet I feel loved just watching you interact with your followers bless u and ur art endeavors you're literally amazing!! so excited to creepily watch as an anon fan!!! my traditional punctuation skills go amiss when i get nervous and talk to someone who's cool so i apologize for all the runons!!

ohhh oh nooo this is the kind of disarming thing that makes my heart sing. I’m so glad you think this way? I’m not sure I do anything special other than appreciate everyone who has been supporting me and my work for so long now. I can’t say it in enough words, my followers are the reason I’m now able to make art my job instead of my second overtime ‘no sleep’ job and I can’t ever express enough gratitude for it. 

Aside from that, I’ve been blessed with kind of the most amazing people in the world as far as following goes. I despise drama with all my heart and I’ve always felt like the people who come to me and talk to me are very like minded in that sense? I’m so grateful that people are understanding of why I don’t like to engage in fandom fighting and I’m so grateful we’ve managed to make this an overall pretty chill spot to just have a good time with our fandoms and art projects.  


“After all, it worked out so well the first time.”

(with thanks to moonface84 over on Twitter for this one)

What am I doing?

Seriously though… I’m not sure how tumblr really works 😂 I’m just used to looking up stuff on here. Should we really write a book? I have a couple ideas for chapters and such!



Aaaannd I finally finished my very first MAP part! I hope I did it right. It was for this MAP

If you want to watch it with the music:


I love all of you guys. So much. You all seriously have some of the sweetest, kindest, things to say and I’m so grateful for you 💖I’ve received some very lovely messages and comments on here and on Instagram and I’m so flattered and amazed by everyone’s kindness–especially in an age where you hear so much about cyber bullying and trolls! It really gives me faith in humanity 🤗 it is TRULY beyond me how artists on here can be rude and cold to the ones who admire them. You all really make me stronger and I’m so thankful for this community.

Also, I know a lot of us struggle with our own personal battles and I’m here if any of you ever need me and I’d love to listen and give support! Please feel free to message me any time and talk about literally anything.

Stay beautiful, ice-babes ✨

Notes on Entering an Apprenticeship under a Non-Corporeal Entity (or any kind of formal agreement)

- Don’t say yes immediately
Sometimes it’s not the best idea to jump in with both feet, especially if you don’t know the entity very well, yes, even if it’s a vetted one. Non-corporeal entities tend to forget (or not understand) that we are physical beings, with physical limitations. They can push us beyond our limits, or ask us to do something that is dangerous due to our surroundings. Take time to get to know the entity, and, more importantly, let the entity get to know you, and your physical world.

- Write it down before you say yes!
Take time to write down exactly what is expected, from both parties! The entity might come to the table with a list of expectations for you, but without a similar list of what they will do in return, it’s not much of a mutually beneficial arrangement… Don’t accept any excuses or vague promises. The entity should be able to name several specific areas where they promise to help you or teach you about.

- Set a time limit on the agreement (or at least a “get out” clause)
Make sure you have some way to end the agreement, either by a time limit or a “get out” clause. You don’t want to end up being stuck in an open-ended agreement if your personal situation changes drastically.

(All these points are from personal experience, written down as I hash out the details of a formal contract for an apprenticeship under the Tailor)

I’m starting to get the feeling that I have to self-reblog new drawings once each hour for a couple of days because there is always people who say “how did I miss this??” x’D 

Get your shit together me and/or tumblr.

Seeing spoilers is like getting pregnant. The only way you’re not going to see spoilers is ABSTINENCE!!!

Unfollowed some people- still have more I’m thinking I’ll have to unfollow, but I’m feeling conflicted about it. I’m not even 100% what I want or need on these blogs anymore- sigh. 

Either works really messing with my brain or I’m just burnt out.