this is probably a lot of months too late

Ohtaka’s Backstage vol.258:

“The image is the cover of volume 25 that will be out next month. It turned out kind of spoilerific. Since the occasions where I get to draw female characters have decreased as of late, I really enjoyed working on it.

I hope you enjoy reading Magi this week. On the 29th of this month, the Sunday Fes 2015 will take place, and it’s been decided that I’ll be present for signing. The location is the Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall. Even though the sign meeting is going to be limited to fifty people that were decided by drawing of lots and the time too is probably limited, I think I can take simple drawing requests and I would be happy to. Everyone, if you could, please, come to the hall!

Sunday Fes 2015 details can be found here”

Holidays Stress

By: Nigar

We’re all counting down till the holidays finally begin and we’ll start making the best of our last month of 2014. Christmas and New Years Eve is almost ahead and that means a lot of presents and having cozy nights with your family and friends! For this month you probably have a lot to do like buying presents and party outfits, but if you’re an procrastinator like me, you haven’t even started with those things. These days can get stressful when everything has to get done on the last minute. Here are some tips to get through stressful days during the holidays and still enjoy this time of the year.

Purchases (presents, clothes etc.)

If you’re a little late with buying things for this month because everything is sold out or your order will come too late, don’t stress! There are other options. There are always other shops you could go to like vintage stores. Vintage stores are maybe not the typical places to go to for holiday shopping but you can find very unique stuff + it’s not too expensive.

And if you still can’t find presents for your friends or family, you can always make something yourself. You can make  a collage with photos of you and the person it’s for. It’s way more personal and full of memories. Same goes for paintings, mix tapes etc. You can also get tickets for some event you can go to another time. Don’t worry, putting a lot effort for someone can already be a present for some.

Dinner (grocery, restaurant reservations etc.)

On Christmas night and New Years Eve most people have dinner at home with their family or go out together. Both can be quite an issue if you’re planning this on the last minute. But, here are some ideas to solve it.

If you’re supposed to take care of the Christmas dinner at home, there are some things you’ll need to do. First off, look for recipes that are not too hard to make but still delicious of course. I get it if you want to impress your family with your cooking skills, but if it goes wrong you won’t have anything to serve at all. Make something you actually can bake and won’t take too much time. You could always add some extras. Buy all the ingredients a day before the dinner and check what you have to do for preparations, and how much time it takes. 

If you’re supposed to make reservations for that fancy restaurant in the city but you’re too late, it’s okay! It’s not so chic, but you could go to a cozy cafe in town instead. Pick one that’s not too busy but still serves good food. You family probably knows it so everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy it. Honestly, I’d rather go to a nice cafe instead of a chic restaurant :)

I hope this could help you and you’ll all enjoy your holidays and celebrate on a great ending of 2014 and wonderful start of 2015. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Photographer: Jenieva Marie.

i wanted to have this finished before the premiere but i was too late gg

i really owe the crewby a lot bc rwby has really helped me and idk this series has just given me so much and it gave me something to look forward to when i was feeling super hella depressed and the fndm is incredible and if i havent found rwby id probably be dead right now so thank you rwby for everything you’ve given me, and i owe you so much for keeping me alive for these past few months

30 day summer study challenge - xvii/xxx

advice for new studyblrs

Hey lovelies! So today’s challenge was to list down some advice for new studyblrs/things I wish I knew when I was starting out. Quite a bit of what’ll be mentioned here has probably already been mentioned by other studyblrs, but let’s get to it! ヾ(❀╹◡╹)ノ゙

  • Make an introduction post - this is super important guys and admittedly a step I forgot to do oops! It let’s the community know that there’s a newcomer + get’s your studyblr out there. Tell us about yourself! From the basics like your year level to your hobbies and interests, we’d love to hear them! Tbh it helps a whole lot with my next tip! Also!! If you’re like me and have had a studyblr for MONTHS but never made an intro post, don’t hesitate to make one! It’s never too late!
  • Make friends! - this is probably one of the friendliest tumblr communities you will ever find, so don’t be afraid to reach out to the people here! If you’re shy, try participating in some ask games, or you can comment on original content! Don’t know what to say? Find studyblrs that share the same interests you do - I’m ridiculously awkward, but finding studyblrs who like the same things you do make most of that awkwardness/shyness disappear!
  • Make original content - while reblogging content is what helps inspire + keep the studyblr community going, remember that you have things you can contribute too! There are lots of things for you to contribute: you can add in pictures of you studying, your notes, or your bullet journal; you can make masterposts or give advice; you can even make motivational graphics or printables if you ave access to graphic design software/websites! Go crazy! If you don’t know where to start, try out some studyblr challenges - like the 100 days of productivity, the monthly challenges, or the one I’m doing right now! - since they encourage you to put out original content everyday! 
  • Don’t be afraid to tag other studyblrs - if you’re a new studyblr, getting original content noticed can be tricky. But a lot of studyblrs have a tag they track (I personally track #catstudies), so you can include them in your tags to give your posts more exposure! You can also tag things #studyblr or #studyspo
  • Play around with your theme + tagging system - this is something that is honestly super fun AND makes your studyblr more *aesthetically pleasing* °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖° It’ll help set the mood for your blog and helps you learn a bit about coding if you want to hardcore customize things! In case anyone’s curious, my current theme is by @shythemes, while the updates tab is by @felinum, and they both have really lovely themes I see often in the studyblr community, along with @sorrism and @acuite! I also recommend setting up a navigation page/tagging system to keep your posts organized + easy to find! 

I hope this helps you lovelies out! Never hesitate to drop me a message if you have any questions or just want to chat! 

Marcus didn’t think he’d ever get a higher opportunity in the family. The Mafia Don was particular about who he kept in close company, so when Marcus was given the opportunity to guard the Don’s only daughter, it felt like a blessing. The only problem was that he kept hearing behind the scenes that the daughter was unlike anyone had ever seen – a true darling that could charm anyone she wanted. He never got the opportunity to meet her until his first day of watching her, and when he did, well, he knew what everyone was talking about. The ex-military man knew that he was probably in over his head, and that the battlefield would be a much safer place.

It had been several months now since he began, and Marcus had just started driving her home. It was just them, and she had somewhere to be late at night. She still lived at her father’s estate, which was far too big for everyone to be, so she had a lot of privacy at her wing. He looked in the rear view to see her. 

“I’m surprised your father let you walk out of the house with that dress on,” Marcus said, his eyes refocusing on the road.

And in other (and totally random ) news, I just read that the avarage wage for a French industrial worker in the late 19th century was 100- 400 francs a year.

So 20 000 a month, Erik? Really? Getting greedy, are we? I get that you need to buy a new false nose every once in a while,and probably a lot of Tokay wine too, but… really?