this is going to be my college thesis


Hi Tumblr! Long time no see!

I’m excited to share the product of my absence!  For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!

“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!

We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be!  Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!


shit grad students say, pt. 1

“i need to sleep 38 minutes ago”

“do i get a gold star on my diploma if i’m the first one to submit my thesis?””

prof: why did you choose to do a masters degree?
student: i’m going to be completely honest, i’m just here for the bragging rights

“i didn’t know you could use microsoft excel to do calculations! i did 138 standard deviations BY HAND!”

“i pulled an all nighter and i don’t even have anything to show for it”

“pho is like vietnamese gatorade. eat a bowl before you go out drinking, you’ll never get a hangover.”

“spanish is my default language. i went to china and i KNOW they don’t speak spanish there but every time i met someone i was like ‘HOLA’”

“i can’t tell if i actually have free time or if i’m just neglecting my responsibilities”

“i was so stressed out last spring that i bought a fish tank”

“sometimes i just need days where all i do is watch shitty mtv shows and look at my fish”

“man, you have to BUDGET your all nighters”

“i was grading lab reports last night and i accidentally spilled wine all over them so now my students know they’ve pushed me to drinking”

“i’m trying to see if there’s a correlation between the number of hours grad students sleep and the number of coffees they drink in a day”

“one of my profs wrote a book about hockey and they misquoted him on tv and now he’s internationally known for saying that all hockey players are homosexual”

“why do i come here? why did i make this my life goal?”

prof: we’re going to get started as soon as everyone’s quiet
student: guys if we keep talking we don’t have to start!

I’m Alive!!!!

*Next to Normal soundtrack plays in the background*

Yeesh okay I owe everyone an apology, because I put out a message a week ago promising to come back and be more active after a few days of kind of doing nothing and then promptly… didn’t do that.

Fortunately, not because anything was wrong - last weekend there was a big festival thing at my college called Winter Carnival that’s basically our way of celebrating it being cold and dark and starting up regular classes again after J-term, and since I’m a senior I really wanted to go to a bunch of their events. Between that, FINALLY getting my room clean and my act back together in some measure, my thesis rearing its ugly and as yet still not very well-defined head, life just ate me for the past week, and I haven’t been online at all except to do work. But I’m alive, I am… actually on top of my homework?? I am still more or less panicking about thesis and job prospects but manageably so, I’m caught up with life junk like bank statements and doctor’s appointments and even my laundry, and I am, honestly, for real this time, coming back online and will start posting again. I’m sorry to any of you that I made worry, you’re sweet for thinking of me <3

I have a buttload of fanfiction to read and to write (next update for Written in Sand is not far off! and those prompts are actually going to get done, I swear), some asks and mentions to answer, and people’s blogs to catch up on. So lots of good stuff! Aaaaand I’m back!!

ooc: Hey guys! So I noticed there was a month long gap in between my latest post and the one before it. 
The thing is, I didn’t even know it was that long. I thought it was a week at most. Time is moving very fast for me right now!
I have a feeling that is going to happen a lot in the next six-seven months. 
I already made a post about this I think two times already, but that was in the beginning of the summer. I thought I’d explain again really quick!

This year is my senior year at college, and since the beginning of Junior year until this upcoming March, I’m going to be working very intensely on my thesis project- for me, it’s a short 3D animated film! It’s going to be taking up pretty much my entire life until it’s done. So please understand that I won’t be able to update the blog as much as I would like to! 
(I have a thesis blog that I’ll be updating more now that the semester has began. Follow for cool 3D things and film progress updates!)

I finally got that deaged arc finished up so I can make more quick posts and hopefully some holiday posts, but posts might come far and few in between and I’m so sorry about that!

So there ya have it! 

Not deleting, not an official hiatus, just…. slow updates! 

okay but imagine this:

some sort of magic college where necromancy is one of the courses and finals come around. And every supermarket in a 10 mile radius basically has to close the deli section for a couple of weeks because the students keep buying everything, and then of course you get the last minute procrastinators.

“I don’t think rotisserie chicken is gonna work!”
“Well that’s all they have left! Not unless you want frozen shrimp or tilapia.”
“I can’t use tilapia for my thesis!”
“It’s almost closing time, and we can’t go back to the pet store.”

Just, harried, struggling necromancers trying desperately to work on a college student budget.

27/100 | Today was a beautiful day for essay writing. Here’s my process for writing essays. I usually think of a general topic, then find quotes to go along with that topic. From there, I find comparisons and contrasts between the quotes and create my thesis. Then I go into outlining what I want to talk about in each paragraph. And voila, the hardest part of the essay is done. From there it’s easy peasy lemon squeezey, and all you need is the willpower to sit in front of the computer for a couple hours and turn your thoughts into complete sentences.

The forgotten School AUs!

I barely ever get enough sleep at night because of schoolwork and I’ve tried sleeping in class but it always ends with me being embarrassed as the teacher wakes me up. I heard from everyone else that you’re the expert at sleeping in class without getting caught so can you um, you know, teach me your ways? AU

You’re my younger sister’s elementary Math teacher and I’m going to confront you, pissed, because why the hell aren’t you teaching your students the new rule of MDAS?? Let me give you a piece of my mind- holy shit you’re actually pretty hot AU

We’re classmates who sit together and have this really annoying, new, young teacher that can’t even understand what she’s teaching and we secretly make fun of her. When she finally catches us, we humiliate her by showing how much we know about the current lesson - which we understand better than her, anyway. After all, we weren’t the top 2 for no reason AU

We’re assigned as partners for our college thesis. Yes, I can bullshit those ten paragraph explanations but suck at Math and guess what, you just happened to be a Math genius. We make a hell of a team AU

I have a problem child who tells me that the school counselor is scary and always angry but when we finally meet, you don’t seem like that at all. You blush a lot, though AU

We’re in a private high school and you’re my bully. Everyone including me is scared of you but one day when I went to the gas station I usually go to on Fridays and see you working there. Today isn’t a Friday, and it seems that now we have our own little secret AU

We’re rivals for a top spot in class because we’re both aiming for a scholarship and this is an exclusive school plus we’re both poor. Let’s just say we both really, really need that scholarship. All our classmates and teachers cheer either of us on but no matter whoever wins, we’ll still be friends right? AU

You’re the guest judge for a beauty pageant at my school so could you mind explaining wHY MY BEST FRIEND DIDN’T WIN?! AU

I always copy your answers during Math and you’re too lazy to cover your answers and just let me …or at least that’s what you said when I asked you why you let me copy AU

We ruined our Science projects we worked on for two weeks due today by bumping into each other and got into a fight. Now we’re both in detention, helping each other rebuild our projects. Maybe you’re not really that much of an asshole I thought you were AU

We absolutely love debating at lit about classic novels and Shakespeare and just when the arguments are starting to become personal, we suddenly find out that we have so many other things in common and things we agree on that we never mentioned to each other before. Holy shit, I never would have guessed we were actually this compatible AU

We met at an anime convention in summer- cosplaying, apparently, two characters a lot of people ship and they’re all chanting ‘kiss!’ right now so… We never saw each other again but skip to the end of the summer, you actually go to my school and your best friend just had to have multiple copies of that picture AU

I’m the school nurse and you’re the straight A student who never gets into fights but one day, one of your friends who’s a regular came in with a broken ankle and you helping him limp over to the bed. Ever since then, there’s always been a new excuse of how you fell down the stairs or how you tripped into a chair or how this person pissed you off and you lost control at least once a week AU

Our school’s basketball court doubles as a volleyball court. I wasn’t doing anything to you but was just waiting patiently for our turn so hOW DARE YOU SPIKE ME WITH A BALL RIGHT IN THE FACE?! Oh, you are gonna pay AU

You’re the new transfer student from another country who isn’t that good at English and I just happened to be the only one who also knows your native language. Welcome to my new job of being everyone’s translator for free. AU

I was your teacher in high school and now we’re together but why not let’s recall how we managed to not jump each other for four years and wait ‘till after your graduation before we confessed AU

anonymous asked:

What if Beatles Cartoon George is hypnotising/brainwashing everyone and that's why so many people have him as an icon and it's rare to have any of the other Cartoon Beatles as an icon. What is he planning. We can only guess when He's going to activate his army of Georges.

i feel like the george phenomenon is something to be studied


this is actual feedback from a professor on my senior thesis. the senior thesis i need to graduate……which im writing about memes. im going to have to write 40 pages about memes. im going to have to give a presentation on memes to an entire room full of people. im supposed to add memes into the body of the paper as visual references. 

im going to need to talk about images like this in a serious academic context and cite them in APA format.


December 29th // 11:55 am//
I haven’t done much over the Christmas days so now it’s time to get back into working on my thesis. I feel kind of sluggish today but my caramel macchiato helps me and there are some things I want to get done:

  • going through at least two books and taking notes
  • setting up my bullet journal for 2016
  • putting new sheets on the bed

Another photo from my daytrip! I sat outside Starbucks and wrote my last paper while people watching. So close to being done! Going to see my supervisor next Friday about thesis topics… Super excited!