Decided my two OTPs looked stunningly alike and had to do something about it. I wonder what positions Todoroki and Deku would play? What kind of quirks would Hinata and Kageyama have? Anyway I hope you like it, this is the first time I’ve posted art on here.
This happened about 3 years ago. I was still in college for digital marketing (like advertising and graphic design). Since I had no time to work even a part time job, I would do some freelance graphic design in the little time I had. Mainly in the later hours of the night, I would still answer emails during the day though. It was good money, a couple hundred here and there, but it wasn’t enough. The company that ran the cafeteria in my school went through bankruptcy and I was taken off our 21-meals-a-week plan. I had to resort to putting (very) small ads in the newspaper and started looking for more jobs online rather than posting a listing on Craigslist as I previously had. I got a few good jobs, everything seemed great at this point.
Then the fatal night happened. I received an email at about 10:45 at night. It was mid-week so it was a bit odd for someone to be emailing me this late, especially since I had school the next day and they probably had work. Right off the bat I had a sketchy feeling about this, as the subject was “I need an ad made” and the message was “Ok?”. As per usual, I respond right away asking for more details. He said he had ran a custom shower company and he wants me to Photoshop a picture, add text and then format it for billboard printing.
He sends me the image and it’s a “custom” shower with two shower heads that are on. He wants me to remove one of the heads. I tell him that it will be difficult due to the fact the streams are crossing. He replies with “So? Just f*cking do it.” I finish the ad for him and I’m about to watermark it so I can send him a final copy then request payment. Then I realize that it’s already f*cking watermarked, faintly in the corner by another shower company, and it doesn’t match his. This douchebag motherf*cker stole a picture from another local company.
I tell him that I won’t do the ad because he’s using a copyrighted picture, and that I can replace it and keep the text. He “rages” and claims that he took the photo with his phone earlier that week. At this point I have better things to be doing, so I block his emails, as they were getting to be harassment.
Fast forward two weeks.
I get a call from an unknown number saying that I f*cked up and that he just paid another designer “big bucks” for the same job. These calls continue over the next week and I just start ignoring them.
Here’s where something magical happens. He starts texting me, but it’s with his actual f*cking number. I think he tried to *67 me, but it doesn’t work through texting. This will come back to bite him in the ass when we get to the revenge part.
Here’s where the revenge comes in:
After the semester ends, I decide to drive around 2 hours to visit my parents for the week I have between the semesters. While I’m driving on the freeway I see something familiar. It’s the photo the guy wanted me to make into an ad for him on a billboard. Then I realize that the ad on the billboard is for HIS F*CKING COMPANY, although he clearly didn’t hire another designer. It looks as if he made it in MSPaint. I get off at the next exit so I can get a few pictures and write down the location.
When I get back from my parents’ house, I immediately start up my computer and try to get into contact with the company who owns the photo. I send them the pictures and location along with his emails. They thank me and I happily go to bed.
Fast forward a month.
I get a call on a Saturday morning saying that the company who owns the photo needed me to come in to their offices to discuss a few things. Turns out that they ended up filing a lawsuit over the copyright issue as he still claimed it to be his photo.
The judge told me while I was in court (as a witness) that I would be able to file for harassment and get a restraining order. Normally I wouldn’t care, but the harassment would go on his record.
Because of all the legal fees, his company went under. I later found out that he tried to start up another company of similar sorts but he would have to tell his employees of his harassment charge. That company went under as well because he couldn’t find anyone to work for him.
aaron - walks in knowing exactly what he wants - only buys one book. john always tries to get him to buy more but aaron insists he already has too many (which isn’t true; he doesn’t have many books because he likes to reread the same ones over and over) - he also likes to note lines/sections that he really likes with multi-colored post it notes. the more post its a book has, the more often he rereads it
john - will go directly to the graphic novel/comic book section - ends up on the floor surrounded by comics - spends the entire time reading them and ends up buying every one - if he has the funds he usually will buy a book or two regarding social issues ( he doesn’t stock up though because he’ll sneak one from angelica’s collection here and there)
lafayette - usually interested in the biography section - grabs a handful that seem interesting to him (sometimes he’ll find several biographies on the same person) - often shares fun facts abt the people he reads about at random times (“did you know frida kahlo could drink any man under the table?”) - finds a corner to read the first few chapters of each one - only ends up buying one but writes down the names of the rest so he can come back and buy them - if he’s done before everyone else he’ll get a coffee at the café with peggy
hercules - wanders around the store for a little while - makes his way to the kids section - ends up sitting on a colorful carpet and reads children’s books to the kids (he spends the entire time back there) - his favorites arethe quiet noisy book and any Dr. Seuss book - he always uses different voices for each character in the book (he gets really into it - the kids love listening to him read and some parents even join in to listen too)
alexander - spends so much time in the store - gets a few books from every genre - ends up spending way too much money in one trip - his bookshelves are already overflowing yet he promises that he’ll read every book (he won’t) - he prefers nonfiction but will sometimes find an amazing fiction book that he rereads over and over - angelica scolds him, telling him he’s “wasting his money” (alex ignores her but deep down knows she’s right) (she always is)
george - is basically in the same boat as aaron - knows what he wants, buys it, and is done - sits beside aaron and reads while everyone else is busy - disapproves of aaron’s pick, calling it “boring” (little does he know aaron secretly bought a romance novel to read at home but he doesn’t want anyone to know about it. the notebook is a weakness of his)
eliza - looks at the poetry section for a while - she prefers really old poetry and spends afternoons deciphering their meaning - rarely ends up buying much - she already has plenty at home and even has a list of what book to read next (also ang lets eliza borrow from her stock whenever she likes) - after she finds what she wants she’ll go to the kids section and listen to herc read with the kids - she picks out more kids’ books and stacks them up beside herc
angelica - actually doesn’t need to buy any books - usually brings extra money in the case that her sisters don’t have enough - brings the book she’s in the middle of with her - spends some time looking around and writes down the names of ones she’s interested in so she can borrow them from the library later on - owns every single classic novel(little women, pride and prejudice, etc.) - has lots of books about social issues/feminism - goes b/c she enjoys the atmosphere of bookstores - also b/c she loves the sound of new book spines cracking
peggy - goes to the café first - gets a really fancy drink - looks for books with fun covers and reads the summaries in the front covers of each - ends up only choosing one because she spent too much money on her overpriced frappucino - while in line she’ll probably pick up some colorful pens - goes back to the café to read her book or draw designs on laf’s arms with her new pens
Like so many, we were saddened by the announcement of Jennifer Morrison’s departure following the s6 finale, and all of us at fyesthesavior wanted to do something really special to honor one of the most amazing female characters in television history that Jennifer brought to life. Emma meant a great deal to many and we wanted to do an appreciation meme that would highlight the six wonderful years we got to spend with Emma Swan.
The meme will span two weeks and each day will have a theme, with a final day following the two weeks as a free choice day. Feel free to participate in as many days as you would like–there is no obligation to do them all. We have tried to include categories that encompass all aspects of Emma’s character and we hope this will be a fun way for us to remember all of our favorite Emma moments and for us to come together in our appreciation for this amazing character. The Emma Swan Appreciation Meme will begin on Sunday, May 28th:
We will be using the tag #ESAM, so be sure to tag your gifs, graphics, edits, etc. with that tag in the first five tags to be sure we all get to see them! We will also be reblogging sets here on fyesthesavior.
We wish Jennifer the best of luck in what is sure to be an amazing future and we are so thankful to her and to all those at Once Upon a Time that brought Emma into our lives these past six years. We can’t wait to see all of your Emma creations!
Thanks for being the coolest and best moms in the WHOLE world, even if ya guys don’t allow me to skip on homework you’re both still cool. Thanks for being there, for helping me when I need help, for teaching me cool stuff, for telling me history, for forgiving me when I mess up the house or when I eat more icecream when ya both told me not to, for giving me LOTS of hugs, for cheering me up when I feel down, for protecting me from lots of baddies, and the MOST important of them all, for loving me.
I’m really really REALLY happy that you’re both my moms and I know that I’m the luckiest kid in the world cause of this. I want you both to know that I love you both A LOT, more than UY Scuti (It’s a SUPER big red supergiant star in the Scutum constellation ) and if any baddie tries to hurt you, I’ll make sure to know and use the super punch Dad’s teaching me !!!
Affordable Beginner Tablets Under $70 + Cintiq Alternatives
Lately I’ve come across younger artists wanting tablets but not being able to afford them, or get their parents to buy them. Which is totally understandable. My first tablet was a Wacom Bamboo and it was a lot for my parents at the time. Luckily, there’s more options now a days. So here’s a few good tablets that are affordable to start out with. Some of these aren’t Wacom and maybe aren’t as fancy as Wacom, but they will work just as fine.
As part of my orientation for first year uni, I attended a session on how to make the most of lectures. Some of these tips and tricks are pretty straight forward, and can carry on from high school depending on the type of student you are/were. However, some of these also encourage you to become a more critical thinker, and help to better understand the content you’re learning in your lectures!
FIRSTLY, it is important to know WHY we go to lectures.
Lectures give us the essential and practical information we need to know about each subject we’re learning - Typically, lectures give you all the information you need to know for that week, and then you use that information in your tutorials later on.
Lectures provide an expert’s perspective of the content - Lecturers are usually well equipped with the knowledge surrounding your subject and provide useful perspectives, ideas and points of view regarding what you’re learning. This helps you to understand stuff more thoroughly, even if you don’t feel that way at first.
Following on from the previous point, lecture help to understand difficult concepts - Having someone talk through the information can help sort it out in your head rather than just reading a slab of text. Many lecturers will also use examples and anecdotes to substantiate the content, which not only helps you to understand, but can also be useful in assignments.
Lectures also encourage discipline specific styles of thinking - Different subjects require you to think differently eg. languages as compared to philosophy or a science. Going to lectures can expose us to these different thinking styles, which we also may adopt to other subjects should it suit.
PREPARING FOR LECTURES
Before your lectures, it’s important and helpful to have a general idea of what you’ll be expected to learn.
Review your lecture outline - This would usually be in your subject outline if you have one. It should specify what you’ll be learning each week. Try to determine what the aims of the lecture will be.
Consider how the topic fits in - Think about what you’ll be learning and how it’s connected to your subject. This causes you to think critically about what you will be learning.
READINGS - Make sure you read all the required readings before your lectures and tutorials so you can apply them to what you’re learning in class.
Make up questions - So while you don’t exactly know what you will be learning yet, you have a kind of general idea. Make up some questions of what you want answered in that lecture. If you have questions that follow the lecture or are during the lecture, write them down so you can ask them in your tutorial.
Now that you’ve prepared for your lecture, what do you do? Let me tell you that it is not to use the free uni wifi to do some online shopping!
Make a written record - Write down what you hear, see, feel. Obviously you want to mostly be taking notes of what your lecturer is actually saying, but adding reflective commentary helps to make your notes more memorable of the moment in which you actually learnt the content.
Listen for main ideas and clues to details - Your lecturer will be emphasising certain parts of their spiel so keep an ear out for them because they’re important!
Copy/create graphic aids - If your lecturer has included them in their slides then it clearly is meant to be helpful. Creating your own also helps you to better learn and understand.
Write down examples - Your lecturer may often refer to examples which help back up and explain what they are trying to say. These are important to help you understand and can also be useful in your essays and papers.
Write down any questions - Keep these for your tutorials so clarify anything you’re unsure about.
Actually listening in a lecture can be hard when there’s one person at the front of the room monotonously saying words that somehow sound like gibberish. So how do we make sure that we’re taking in everything we need to be?
Posture - Make sure you’re sitting up straight and not slouching in your chair! This engages your muscles, making you more alert and encourages blood to pump more efficiently through your body. Also try to sit in the first third of the theatre, closest to the lecturer to help you engage with the lecturer and reduce your likeliness to get distracted.
Look up from your notes and engage with your lecturer - Lecturers like this because it means you’re actually interested, and it can also force you to actually learn something instead of passively looking at your laptop or pen and paper.
Anticipate - Try to be at least one step ahead of the lecture. Not literally, but try to think about what they could be talking about next. This means you’re processing what they’re saying and grasping a better understanding.
QUESTIONS! - I’ll say it a million times, questions concerning anything you’re confused about are so important because it means you know what you don’t know and you have some intention of figuring it out.
Alternate listening, thinking and writing - You’ll have to be doing al three in your lecture so it’s important to master the rotation of them all.
BALANCING LISTENING AND NOTE TAKING
Sometimes note taking can affect our ability to listen to what the lecturer is actually saying, or sometimes we get so invested in what the lecturer is saying we forget to write it down. So where’s the happy medium?
Listen for clues - These may be any notes or graphics they put up on the screen, repetition, pauses or emphasis, their tone of voice, or the amount of time they spend on a particular topic. These are good to keep an ear out for as they can help you what to write down.
Listen for sign posts - These include words such as “this illustrates…”, “we know this because…”, or “scholars debate…” Lecturers are providing examples, evidence and issues within the topic here, which are important for you to have a better understanding and influence you to really reflect on it later on.
All this stuff about note taking, but why do we actually do it???
Helps us concentrate
Identifying what is most important
Helps embed the content into our memory
Improves analytical skills
Helps in later assignments for that subject
So how do we effectively take notes?
Obvious one, but don’t write everything down! - only what appears to be useful and the key points
Examples are really useful to have so take note of those
Questions (again lol), thoughts and reflective comments
New terminology, references and readings - create a glossary with any new terms you’re unsure of and take note of what your lecturer refers to and recommends that you read because these can extend you in your assessments and exams
Determine if the information is available elsewhere - if you have access to lecture slides then copious notes are not as necessary because the information will be readily available. If you won’t be able to get access to the lecture again make sure you have everything you need to know!
If the purpose of the lecture is to provide background or context, listen more than you write. This information is not vital to your subject, but having a thorough understanding in your head rather than on a piece of paper is very important.
If you are listening to your lecturers point of view on an issue, take note of their arguments and how they structure them. Having an understanding of this can be useful in the formulation of your own perspective on the issue.
Formatting notes seems to be such an important issue in the studyblr community, but really, everyone is individual and we all learn in different ways. These are just some tips that I heard in the session:
Leave lots of space - Negative space in your notes can help declutter your mind. Also if you need to write something else down on that page then you have more space!
Be creative with your notes - You don’t need to make them pretty, but make them yours so you can understand them.
It’s a good idea to write down the title of the lecture and the lecturer on your notes just for future reference.
You can make your notes diagrammatic - Not everything needs to be written down in words!
Use your own abbreviations
At the end of the day, you want your notes to be exam ready so you’re just reviewing them in your SWOTVAC period!!
AFTER THE LECTURE
When the lecture ends, that doesn’t mean you should forget about everything you have just learnt. Reviewing the content is important so our brains don’t give into Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve!!
Engage with the material again - Change the format of your notes, or imagine different applications of the information. This helps to have a better and stronger understanding.
Compare and contrast different ideas within the content.
Ask and answer any of your own questions, or even questions within a study group.
Make flash cards or mind maps or whatever helps you learn.
Discuss the material with your classmates
Try to apply the content to real life or real world issues.
Try to review within 24 hours of the lecture and then regular daily reviews for at least 15 minutes.
I hope that these tips are helpful in your studies, obviously not all of them are for everyone, but be open to try something new!! Good luck and much love, Emmanuelle xx
「hello everyone, Areen here! hope you are all doing well. Today I completed one year on this blog. It’s kinda hard to believe it’s been one whole year since I made this blog haha. Looking back, it really has been a fun year spent on this site making new friends, learning how to make graphics, dealing with constant glitches, getting into new fandoms…
I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers, my mvps for helping me reach this milestone. You all give me motivation to keep making new things and try to get better. My mutuals owning such amazing blogs but still follows me haha, you guys inspire me so much. All of you just make my blog what it is and with all of your support and love, I’m really enjoying my time on this site ♡ Here are the blogs that I follow. They are all amazing and super talented people:
bold = precious people I’m glad to have met (hover for a message ♡~)
The Sweet and Simple:
Just here to enjoy the music and gush about how cool Tay is. Wishes everyone would stop fighting. Tries to ignore drama and usually succeeds.
The Bitter Country Fan:
Wishes it were still the Taylor Swift/Fearless era, and everyone knows it. Still bought 1989, though.
The Actual Stan:
Knows a worrying about about Taylor's personal life. May or may not have her address and/or personal belongings and may or may not be selling them on eBay. Everyone's sort of creeped out but follows them anyway for the info.
Ships Taylor with everyone she's ever interacted with, ever. Just wants Taylor to be happy. Follows all the tabloids that give "updates" for Taylor's "romances," both real and imagined. Burst into tears of joy when Hiddleswift happened. Probably still crying over "Everything Has Changed" and "Enchanted."
Only on Tumblr when Taylor is.
The Defense Squad:
Will always stick up for Taylor in any drama. Even drama where she's not even involved. Defends Taylor even when Taylor was probably in the wrong. Will fight literally everyone. Usually pretty nice when no drama is happening but let's be real there's always drama happening.
The Salt Squad:
Ready to drag Taylor at every opportunity. Claims to unstan her for every little offense and then comes back 3 days later. Everyone's used to them by now.
The Tired Gay:
Makes wlw aesthetic posts for different Taylor songs. Applies "Ours" to every F/F OTP. Ships Kaylor. Lowkey convinced Taylor is bi. Just wants more wlw pop music.
The Zen One:
Has been here for years. Totally desensitized to drama by now. Continues reblogging gifsets and edits even in the face of crisis. Seemingly indifferent to everything. Sees fans fighting and is just like, "Yep, same shit as always."
The Strong, Silent Type:
Never posts anything besides gifsets, aesthetic posts and edits. Never comments on drama... or anything else, really. Everyone loves their beautiful graphics, but people are starting to wonder if they're actually human.
The Rich Stan:
Has seen Taylor in concert 10 times and owns all her merch. They've met her twice and always has new material the day it comes out. No one is sure how they manage this other than assuming they must have cash to burn.
The Mom Squad:
Welcomes new Swifties to the fandom. Cries over "All Too Well." Tries to stay out of drama but usually fails. Usually on Taylor's side in conflicts, and goes unusually quiet when they're not. People tend to ask for their opinion on drama because they're the "levelheaded" ones in the fandom (even though they're secretly dying inside).
Hello, admin Rowan here!! We’re nearing August which means it’s time to put up information for this event. Are you a writer? Or perhaps you draw or make edits and want to share your love for this ship? Then this event is just for you!!
There will be 7 themes running for the 7 days of the event, you can pre-prepare things in advance but please post your work on the respective day for each prompt (as detailed below). You can make fics, graphics, amvs, fanmixes, artwork - anything you want to do!! Make sure to use the tags #laven week and/or #laven week 2017 so others can find your work, please remember to be respectful of others during the event, and most importantly have fun!!
This year there is an overall theme of cartomancy (tarot reading through playing cards). There are specific prompts below, but feel free to be as creative with it as you like!!
7th - Ace of Spades | realisations, beginnings, missed opportunities
8th - Three of Diamonds | connection, shared loss, teamwork
10th - Seven of Hearts | wishful thinking, change, stagnation
11th - Five of Spades | discord, hollow victory, dishonour
12th - Nine of Clubs | endurance, disappointment, idealism
13th - Ten of Hearts | joy, completion, resolution
If you have any questions feel free to send any asks to this blog or to my main blog, however please read the about + rules pages on this blog before asking anything. Thank you for reading, and I hope you have fun taking part!!
In June and July, we’ll celebrate each of the girls in turn You can write fic, draw fanart, make graphics, write meta/essays, put together fanmixes or music or graphics or needlepoint or balloon animals. Anything to show some love! You can (and perhaps should!) prepare things ahead of time, but wait to post til the appropriate week.
Just use the tags #HikaruWeek, #UmiWeek, and #FuuWeek when you share it to Tumblr so everyone can see, and we’ll also reblog it here!
You don’t have to follow any sort of theme, but if you need inspiration there are prompts for each day! Interpret however you like, or ignore entirely.
Monday: sunshine Tuesday: darkness Wednesday: strength Thursday: family Friday: colours Saturday: love Sunday: future
Drop any questions in the Ask. Hope to see you all in June!