taking it to social media

i’ve been getting more messages about when 2demons will update uuhhhh ahaha

i’ve been taking a lot of breaks from social media and going hard drawing stuff outside of work for my mental health. it’s been really good for me

i’ll get back to it soon! i have every intention of seeing 2demons to the “end” so sorry for the long breaks

Every single year my European ass forgets Thanksgiving is a thing right up until it suddenly takes over every single piece of social media seemingly overnight and leaves me sitting there like ‘I still have zero clue what the fuck happens at Thanksgiving other than you guys eat a big ass turkey’

instyle.com
Ian Harding's New Movie Picks Up Where Pretty Little Liars Left Off
The PLL actor reveals that his latest role is basically a continuation of Ezra Fitz.

For seven years, Ian Harding played English teacher Ezra Fitz on Pretty Little Liars. It was a role that polarized fans of the show, who often went from loving the character one minute to condemning him for his occasional sketchiness the next. Now, five months after the Freeform series aired its final episode, Harding has hung up Ezra’s sweater vest for good. For his latest project, Harding is taking on the role of yet another teacher in the new social media-focused film People You May Know, on digital and on demand Nov. 28. And while his character, Phillip, resides in a world far removed from Rosewood, Pretty Little Liars fans will likely be pleased with Harding’s latest portrayal.

“I actually think they may see it as almost a continuation of Ezra,” Harding recently told InStyle. “Like, if Ezra had his way, he would just move out to the country and leave Rosewood behind—which he should’ve done anyway, because it sounds like a horrible place. I don’t know why he didn’t leave after season two. No human would keep me there. Sorry, fans, but if a bunch of people were dying in a town where everybody was cool with it, I would be out. I wouldn’t have stayed for Aria if my life depended on it.”

While his latest character is out of the ever-doomed Rosewood, Phillip does have a few of the same personality traits as Ezra. “I feel like he’s a continuation of someone who’s like, ‘This is my life. This is what I want. I hate social media. Let me live in my bubble,’” said Harding. “I think people will say, ‘Yeah that’s where Ezra’s headed.’ But I think the next couple of parts that I take on will have to be decidedly different, because nobody wants to be pegged as the wet blanket professor—and that’s where I’m headed towards.” Scroll down for our full chat with Harding, in which he dishes on navigating Instagram, moving on from PLL, and bonding with Usher over a particularly sweaty red carpet experience (yes, really).

What initially drew you to this project?
Honestly, I read the script and I really liked it because I thought it was a very pertinent movie. I actually went in for [the part of] the best friend of our lead male character, and just once I got in there, [my co-star] Kaily [Smith Westbrook] said, “You know what, what if we maybe were to have you read for Phil, my husband.” As the part was fleshed out a little bit more, I realized that was the part I wanted to go for, because it’s the complete opposite of me as a person. Also Phillip, her husband, is the guy who checked that city box—he lived the wild life in New York, was tired of paying out his nose for small apartments, thought that everyone was really vapid, and basically gave his wife a chance to go be an actress. And when it didn’t pan out, they both agreed that they would head to the country, where he’d get tenure at a local university and that’s how it would play out. He’s totally into that life, and I don’t think she is. Then, social media stirs up in her this desire to go give it another shot, and the story unfolds that way. That’s a really crappy synopsis, but it’s a fun movie, to say the least.

Usher is in the movie. Did you get to work with him at all?
You know, other than Kaily, I worked with nobody. I met most of the cast at the premiere the other night. And the only interaction that I had with Usher—which was lovely, for the three minutes—was when he and I were on the red carpet taking photos and I was sweating like an animal. For some reason I wore a jacket, and he wore a similar jacket, sort of like a bomber-type thing. And I kind of looked at him, and he looked at me and said, “I think the jacket was a bad choice.” I was like, “I think the jacket was a bad choice.” And we joked about how we were sweating profusely. But, hey! That’s a sentence I never thought I’d say to him. So I think life box checked.

You mentioned that the character is very different from you. Would you say he’s also a departure from past characters you’ve played?
Somewhat. I mean—big surprise!—he’s a teacher. Apparently I have that quality to me, naturally. But I have a slight aversion to social media and Phil hates it, period. I don’t know what Ezra Fitz’s social media standing was. I imagine he didn’t have one. That was never addressed. But we’re all kind of similar. I think every role you do is some kind of aspect of you.

How do you think social media changes the way you think about your relationships,?
My social media world is detached from my friendship world. I’ll have friends in real life that I don’t follow on social media, because I don’t really look at social media as the way of connecting to friends. For me, social media is like a business tool. Yes, it’s advertising, but it’s also putting out things that I think are important, like if our president issues a travel ban or something like that, well, here’s the research saying that it’ll do absolutely nothing. You know, putting that out into the world. Along with, “Hey thanks, such and such company for sponsoring this post and helping me pay my mortgage.” So it’s a tool to me. If I want to actually connect with friends, I call them.

What line do you draw for yourself in terms of what you share and what you keep private?
I don’t really post anything too personal. I’ll post photos that were taken inside my house, or I’ll post my dog. But in terms of loved ones, significant others, family … I don’t really do it, just because I don’t think there’s any need to. I think also from an actor perspective, you want to keep yourself as somewhat visible but invisible at the same time. You don’t really want to be known, you don’t want people like, “Oh, I know exactly who he is as a person.” I think that can affect, maybe, the parts that you’re given. Also, at the same time, I know my place. My mom is a pretty private person, and if I was making Snapchat videos of her all the time, I think A, she would hit me and B, she just wouldn’t appreciate it. So I don’t do it a ton. Some people are okay with it, like my good friend Shay Mitchell. She rocks that business. She will put her whole life out there, and I think she is cool with that.

You get a crazy number of comments every time you post. Do you read any of them?
I don’t really read too many of the comments. If I want to communicate with fans, usually I go on Twitter. If I get a mention that isn’t like, “I hate you, I hope you die,” then I’ll respond. Sometimes it can be as simple as a younger fan will be like, “My favorite color is blue, what’s yours?” So, I’m like, “Mine’s blue too” [laughs]. Or, somebody will ask what book I’m reading right now and I’ll say that. But if somebody came to me one day and said you’re going to have a very long, sustained career and you will never need social media again, I don’t think I would have social media. I would have maybe Twitter, just for that purpose alone, to check in once and a while and chat with people briefly. That’s pretty much the extent of my communication.

What do you think is the craziest misconception about you that’s out there?
The upside of social media is you can craft how you want people to see you in some way. On Pretty Little Liars, if I’m wearing a ton of sweater vests and constantly journaling about my feelings and I want people to suddenly think I’m a badass, well then, you know, I can start posting pictures of myself riding motorcycles naked [laughs]. I don’t know, I’m trying to think what would be a good sort of image changer. But I think my only sort of image or branding theme is “Don’t be an a—hole.” And that’s pretty much it. I have no strategy other than that. But, you’d be shocked at how hard that is. I mean all of Instagram is just [a] humble brag. You’re trying to be like, “Oh listen, I’m just a normal guy making some breakfast,” but you see the rest of somebody’s house and it’s this mansion. Or, “Sunday stroll with the boys,” and you’re in a Maserati. In my attempts to not be a d-ck, I think I still come off as a d-ck.

Do you miss playing Ezra at all?
I miss the set. Seeing those people frequently is something that I miss. I think with Ezra, I feel like I checked that box. There wasn’t much else to explore, and in some way that show felt almost like grad school in some ways. It was like a nice bubble, and I had a great time. I have bad memories, I have amazing memories, and it was just such a well-rounded experience. But it was time for it to end when it did. So, no, I’m happy that he’s been put to rest—I say it like he’s dead, I mean, who knows if Marlene King comes to us in 10 years, like, “You want to do a Netflix reunion type thing where the stakes are higher and somebody dies and there’s full-frontal nudity?“ Like, sure why not! [laughs] That sounds wild. But no, for right now, I feel good about how it ended.

anonymous asked:

My ex girlfriend posted a video of her new girlfriend wearing my plaid shirt that I forgot at her house. I thought I was over her but now I'm angry and sad and don't know what to do or how I should feel.

A. Are you sure it’s the same shirt? If so, you could talk to her about it and ask for it back. Just in case it matters do you

B. If it is that’s shitty of her and I’m sorry. My best advice is to unfollow her on social media and take it easy. Focus on yourself and try not to worry about her!

I hope your day tomorrow is better anon x

anonymous asked:

I beg of you, please, please do a tutorial or edit video or stream of you editing because fuck man, i'm blow away every time. How do you do the green lighting? Jfc please, everything is so good.

omg this message made me so happy i love u ;-; im srsly honored that anyone would even say this to me

ive actually been wanting to make a speed edit video for a while! only reason i havent yet is cause im stupid and always forget to start recording until halfway through ;-; and i would love to stream but idk if it would work cause im so inconsistent with my editing i cant just sit down and do it in one sitting. it usually takes me a few days on and off and i take a shit ton of social media breaks while im working! so i dont think people would be interested in sitting and watching that play out (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)

but really since someone has actually asked i will probably make a speed edit!! before the only reason i wanted to do it was out of curiosity because i like to watch my own shit but now that somebody has expressed interest i will follow through (ಥ﹏ಥ)

Just a reminder that I’m an Adult™ and if that makes you feel uncomfortable feel free to:

  • unfollow me
  • ask me to unfollow you
  • block me

I won’t get mad or anything. It’s important to make sure you feel comfortable and secure.

general study tips

this is just a quick list of study habits that work for me, as a straight a’s student

1. even if it’s not in your teacher’s presentation written on a slide, if you hear your teacher mention a fact, WRITE IT DOWN. you might need it later for a test.

2. when you’re rewriting your notes/compiling a study guide, pretend you’re making it for someone else. include everything, even if you think you know it. (unless you’re low on time, in which case, just write what you don’t know)

3. when you’re trying to learn a new concept, pretend you’re teaching it to someone else. this is a form of active learning, and the act of breaking the concept down into steps that you can teach will improve your understanding of the concept. (for the longest time, i actually didn’t even know this was an actual study technique, because i’ve always done it subconsciously!)

4. don’t over color your notes!! if you really need a key for all the colors, then you’re using way too many. try to stick with 2-3 pens/pencils. for me, i write most of my notes in black ink or pencil and i write the important concepts i might need to find quickly later (such as vocabulary) in red or blue pen.

5. have your water bottle next to you (so you remember to stay hydrated; this makes focusing easier as well), as well as any other things you might need during a study session so you don’t have to keep getting up to get stuff (which is pretty distracting for me as i’m easily sidetracked).

6. make it a habit to write lists of everything you need to do by the end of the weekend (or the end of that day, depending on how much work you have). this’ll help you familiarize yourself with your tasks so you have a clear plan of what needs to get done.

7. (not really necessary, just something i like to do!) learn to eat with your non-dominant hand so you can eat and take notes and turn pages w/out ripping them instead of scrolling through social media. keep in mind that sometimes, meal times are for taking your mind off school so unless you’re really pressed for time, it’s not a huge deal if you spend this time w/passive reading, texting friends, etc.

8. when you’re assigned a research project, COME UP WITH A THESIS FIRST so you know what to research. try to get all your research done within the first two days or so, to have more time to plan out how you’re going to structure it. then get your draft done (something is better than nothing) so you can revise at your own pace instead of rushing at the last minute.

9. prioritize your homework!! as someone who spends hours fencing and even misses school for fencing tournaments, is part of symphonic band, and on the robotics team (build season is suuuuuper busy), i can’t express how important this is!! if you have math first period, get that done first, whereas if you have math last period, you can do it at lunch and spend your time working on something that’s due in the morning. don’t do this all the time, but if you need to, know which teachers are more strict with due dates so if you really do need an extension, you’ll be asking the least strict teacher and will have much better chances of getting said extension.

10. if you study at home like me, change into new clothes (comfy clothes, but not pajamas) before cracking open your textbooks. it’ll help make you feel more refreshed and ready to start your homework, but not confined to uncomfortable uniforms from school. tie up your hair, if it’s long. try to study at a table/desk rather than in bed (for sleeping not studying) or on the floor (bad for your posture).

11. check out this post for productive things you can do when you aren’t studying, but still want to be productive!

hope these helped some of you!!

xoxo, sal

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Teen Wolf AU: Where Lydia is awarded the Fields Medal and lands on the cover of TIME, where they do a piece on her accomplishments and personal life.

Life Cleanse - What I Did
  • Deep clean your room - I’m talking about stripping the bed, going through clothes, papers, and belongings and having no mercy. Sweeping and damp mopping the floors. Dusting surfaces. Finding new homes for those miscellaneous items that just sit there in the way.
  • Delete old contacts - I went from having maybe 30-40 contacts to 14. In other words, delete contacts you haven’t messaged or called in the last two weeks to a month (if so long). If they text you don’t be afraid or feel guilty for asking who it is.
  • Go through your music library - Play all your songs and if you skip a song delete it without hesitation. The next time you hit shuffle on your playlist you won’t even notice it’s gone. What if you get in the mood for the song? That’s what YouTube is for my friend… or just add the song back onto your phone.
  • Go through clothes - That dress you haven’t worn once in the past year- toss it. The shirt you swear fits if you don’t raise your arms- get rid of it. Those worn out clothes- dump them. *Of course there can be exceptions but within reason.
  • Journal - Write down any thoughts to cleanse your mind. Any ideas you might have. Good things that happened that day. Bad things that happened. Things you’re grateful for. It helps so much. Try it for at least three days straight and you’ll notice how much better you feel. Problems might not disappear completely but it’ll give you the strength to get through another day.
  • Don’t try to force things to work out - It’s so hard and it can be upsetting when things don’t, but sometimes the best thing you can do for you is accept the way (some)things are.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself for messing up -  It can be easy to physically or mentally punish yourself for making a mistake no matter how big or small, but I’ve learned that doing things like starving yourself, beating yourself  up (literally), or just scolding yourself repeatedly doesn’t improve the situation and it doesn’t improve yourself.
  • Cut toxic people off - Remove them from your life physically (which sometimes takes time). Unfriend them from social media. Remove prominent traces of them from your life. It’s like suddenly a weight comes off of your shoulders.
  • Practice self love -  I write/say this so often and sometimes I feel like it’s so hard to do sometimes but it’s not. I’m talking about taking a break when you need to. Drinking water. Moisturising your skin. Getting enough sleep. It’s the little things like that that count as self love.
  • Don’t runaway from your problems - It’s tempting and hard but it’s important to face any problems you’re facing. No one is saying you have to be strong 24/7, only that you should try.
  • Delete old files - Go through you computer, tablet, phone, USB drive etc. Delete old unimportant documents, old photos, music, apps and more.

Promo: Like or interested in my tips and want to contribute yourself? Check out my new project Illuminate! Even if you don’t apply, please pass it along to those you think would be interested. Thank you!

when I was in grade 10 & 11, I couldn’t write to save my life, I’d get between 45 & 60% on my essays. at this time in my life I was not on medication for ADHD because I wasn’t diagnosed.

i just graduated in June 2017, during my grade 12 year I was diagnosed with ADHD and put on medication. My marks in English went from the 45-60% average up to 80-90% average.

the reason why I didn’t talk to a doctor about it sooner- i thought ADHD was just being hyper. i had no idea that it could also have the “inattentive” side to it.

October is ADHD awareness month. Please, please take a moment to talk about it or even share a post on social media. ADHD is not just being hyperactive. It’s so much more than that

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🌺Jikook soulmate!au 

 🌺social media version-12/? 

 When you turn 17, a tattoo that represents your soulmate appears on your skin. The amount of colours is proportional to the love your soulmate has for you.

(Based on my post. When I’ll be done with my exams I’ll write a proper fanfic.)

mashable.com
Filipinos on Twitter are speaking up to end the obsession with light skin
By Yvette Tan

10/30/17

Filipinos are taking to social media to post photos of themselves, along with the hashtag #MagandangMorenx.

The hashtag, which in Tagalog translates to “beautiful brown skin,” was first started by actress Asia Jackson.

Jackson, who is of mixed heritage, was born in California to a Filipino mother and black father.

“Tan and brown-skinned Filipinos are made to feel insecure, ashamed and embarrassed of the natural colour of their skin,” said Jackson on Twitter.