Jinki growls at the woman in front of him. She’s tapping her finger impatiently on his table.
“And don’t forget that you have a book signing tomorrow and one again on Friday and that you have a meeting with the proof reader on Thursday along with a meeting with the graphic designer for the front page of this one. Do you even have a title for it yet?”
Jinki glares at the woman and stands from the table.
“Where are you going?” she asks, her finger stops tapping the wood as she glares at his back. Jinki can feel the annoyance fill the room, but his frustrating is far greater than his publisher’s right now.
“I’m leaving so I can write.”
With those words he leaves her alone in the large office.
Jinki used to like his job. When he was a teenager he would have given everything to become what he has become today but it doesn’t come without a prize.
Ever since his first hit novel 5 years ago, he has been working hard to write the sequels and interacting with his readers to promote his image. Jinki can’t count the books he has written his signature in so far and he can’t remember all the things he has rehearsed and said in interviews.
What inspires you? How do you create your characters? Any good ideas on how to plan a story?
Jinki can’t count the workshops he has been on for young writers, he can’t remember the stories he has read as judges on amateur writing contests.
And despite all the things Jinki has achieved, there is nothing he wants to do more than throw his computer out of the window, burn all the rewritten pages, all the edited notes and the destroy the career other people would kill to have.
It’s 3 AM, his eyes are burning and he’s going insane. The blue artificial light from his computer is the only light in the large living room and Jinki is still stuck in the middle of his latest romance novel.
Staring at the blank pages is stupid, though. It doesn’t help him write and the words are still there, still stuck with the frustration of giving without ever getting.
He slams his fist into the table, the cup of tea spilling over, unfortunately not hitting his computer and destroying it. The hot liquid drips off the edge of the table, onto his socketed feet and Jinki feels the slight burn through the fabric as it becomes wet and the heat reaches his skin. He feels numb while the words of his publisher repeats in his mind.
Wear jeans/pants that “breathe” and bring a sweater, even if it’s scorching hot out, until you know which building blasts the AC to 60 degrees F and which feels like a sauna
Backpacks with thick straps are your friend! Messenger bags are cool and all but if you’re commuting with a lot of stuff, symmetrically styled backpacks are better for your back
You are your own person and you can walk out whenever you need to or want to, so long as you’re not disrupting the class. Meaning you can go to the bathroom without permission, take a breather if you’re anxious, answer an important phone call, etc.
If you don’t like the class on the first day, if you can- DROP THAT CLASS AND TAKE ANOTHER ONE! It’ll only get worse from there!
If you can, take a class outside your major; it’s a good break from your expected studies.
You are in charge of your schedule. Your adviser and guidance counselor is there to ‘advise and guide’ but if you don’t like certain classes and you can substitute for others, that’s your choice.
Consequently, if you are changing anything drastic in your plan, talk with your adviser and instructors.
Pay attention to your credit hours and grades. Never leave this to the last week of school, you will be sorry and stressed beyond belief!
Unless it’s a lab book or otherwise specified, go to the class for a week or sobefore buying an expensive textbook. Some classes, while having it on their required list, do not actually use the textbook a whole lot and you might find some of it scanned online. Rent if you can or buy used online (schools actually don’t give discounts). Use your best judgement on what you think you need.
Tell the people who go up to you selling or advertising things you are not interested in that you are in a rush to class and don’t have time to listen to them. It’s less rude and they’ll leave you alone.
The smaller the class, the better it is to have some sort of acquaintanceship with a couple classmates. They might save your ass if you are absent one day or need to study. And talking with them makes the time go by faster without it being so insufferable.
You don’t need to join a club or sport, but internships are cool and useful!
If you can afford it, take a day off once or twice each semester if you’re too exhausted. Just be aware of what you missed and if it was worth missing!
Your health is the most important, this goes for mental health too!! Note: College-age/upper teens is when mental disorders like depression and anxiety are most commonly diagnosed. Most schools have therapy services, especially during exam time. Look into it if you need to!
Communicate with your professor if you are having trouble with something. Anything.
Eat and stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle and snack to class.
All-nighters will happen but never go over 36 hours without sleep.
It’s going to be hard and there will be times you might think about giving up. This WILL happen. You just have to make sure what you’re doing isn’t making you absolutely miserable and/or there is something rewarding and positive to look forward to at the end!
[Disclaimer: this is a U.S. version and written based on my experiences; it’s important to keep these points in mind, but know that nothing is ever 100% accurate as each university and college runs differently to some degree. The intention of this post is to make aware of the big potential circumstances one might run into and what to do. It’s by no means a complete list and it’s important to get advice from multiple sources as well! Thanks for reading and I hoped I helped at least a few people! c:]
- I’m going through this scene by scene y’all get
- Kay so, when diana rescues him he’s immediately
anxious when she asks him “You’re a man…?” I could almost taste the “oh god am I
suddenly not passing??” fear in his eyes
- He doesn’t say something like “of course I am”
or “yes haven’t you ever seen a man??” instead he goes straight for “Yeah, uhm…don’t
I look like one?” this is not something a cis man worries about
- Side note: if y’all come at me with “oh he says
steve is his name when they use the lasso of truth on him so he must be cis” l i s ten his name is steve. Why would he answer that
question any other way? Also, I’d like to note, in the comics when Batman was
asked the same question while holding the lasso of truth, he answered with
Batman, not Bruce Wayne. The lasso makes you answer what YOU believe is the
truth. Steve’s deadname isn’t his “true name” steve trevor is obv
- Consider: we know there were LOTS of women who
cross-dressed in wwI in order to fight. What if that’s what steve did to join
the military when he was much younger, but then he realized oh…maybe there’s
more here going on than I thought
- HRT became available after WWII largely due to
this guy, and in this superhero universe of Scientific
Inaccuracies and Magical Goddesses Made From Clay, it’s not entirely
implausible that HRT couldn’t have become available a few decades earlier in
some capacity (alan hart is amazing, please read more about him)
- Okay, the bathroom scene: Steve panics at first
when diana walks in on him, because he’s like SHIT CANT REVEAL MY WEIRD JUNK
but when its clear shes not going to be weird about it, he stops trying to hide
- diana specifically says “are you considered
average for your sex” not gender. And
we know from later during the scene on the boat that she must know the
difference, because she read the 12 volume collection on genitals and what you
can do with them
- So diana’s like “well that’s not what I was
expecting at all” and what she says is basically the more subtle, educated way of saying: dude why
don’t you have a penis and balls
- And when steve answers above average, he’s basically
saying “yeah, im trans, go me, deal with it”
- Just saying, him being trans makes this entire interaction
and every one after that where steve is trying to explain western gender norms
to diana significantly more hilarious
- Moving on: the boat. Diana asks about marriage
and Steve answers two people go in front
of a judge etc etc. then when she asks why they get married, even if they’re
unhappy, steve says he doesn’t know. Marriage is as mystifying to him as it is
to her. If that isn’t queer then idk what queer is
- The “this confuses me just as much as it does
you” look on his face throughout this entire interaction
- His interest in her books about sex: as a trans
man in an age when sex for the pleasure of vagina owners was basically unheard
of/considered sinful, of course he’s
- The soft “no” when she says the books ultimately
say men are unnecessary for pleasure; no as in utter disbelief, more like “no
way can I read this??” than “no omg sex needs a penis and a vagina what are you
- Lastly: it makes SO much sense for steve to
become a spy. Trans people are excellent liars. They have to be in order to
survive. Steve obv would have made it through his entire military service
without letting on that he was trans, so he knows he’s totally capable of lying
his way into german high command
- This has so
much fanfic potential, I am dying
- Go forth and write all the fanfic about diana
teaching steve the secrets of her 12 volumes about sex
↳He was the cliché bad boy. He was the guy you couldn’t stand. He was the handsome, hot kid who made girls go weak in the knees. He was a brat. You had never liked him one bit, but you had also never gotten involved with anything concerning him. Until one day, when you were in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Yuri on Ice BD audio commentary translation - Volume 3
Translation of the audio commentary of the BD/DVD vol.3, by Mitsurou Kubo and Junichi Suwabe, voice actor of Victor Nikiforov. I really wanted to post this before the weekend because I’m not going to be home a lot, so I decided “well, I might just not sleep tonight and translate this instead”… This time there are some parts that I translated almost integrally. They talk a lot about Victor, especially Suwabe’s struggle to get into the role. It provides insight while at the same time not providing… since apparently it’s very hard to guess what is “right” when talking about Victor. I’m sure you will get what I mean if you read what they say…
The commentary is only for episode 6. Episode 5 has no commentary. It’s not a full translation but I summarized most of what they said, and as I wrote above some parts are almost completely translated. As in the previous ones, the format is different from normal interview translations, and you can find my comments too (mostly in brackets).
Translation under the post because it’s long. Enjoy!