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For freshman going into art school: the bare bones recommendations

So ya chose to go to an art school… That’s great! 4 years of coffee and easy mac with a tin of paint thinner are in your future, friend! 

But what do you actually need for an art school? Do you need the master set of pastels and oils or do you just need a pencil? Honestly… It depends on the school. 

BUT!! From my own personal experience at the Kansas City Art Institute, I’m going to make a list of things to bring and what not to bring (at least on move in day). 

HERE WE GO!

The dorm.

Every college is different on how their dorms work. Some are communal (like KCAI) some are single room apartments. But these basics should help you know what to buy and what to leave behind 

( NOTE: every college has a different guide on what to bring and what not to bring. Please adhere to your school’s rules to avoid fines.)

YES list–the things you absolutely should bring

-mini fridge (2.5 cubic ft is good, if you share with your roommate you can go bigger)

-microwave; you OR your roommate. no one needs 2 microwaves.

-string lights. for when ya wanna see your desk but your roommate’s asleep.

-small trashcan. bring a pack of trashbags–draw string is the best.

-shower caddy/bag with flip flops. shower shoes are expensive, flip flops work the same. 

-house shoes. for those cold days and walking to the bathroom.

-a small shelf/storage ottoman/storage seat. You want to have space to store your dry foods and textbooks, but you wanna be able to have a seat other than your desk chair. 

-shoe organizer. whether it actually holds your shoes or not, this is great or organizing things. socks, cleaning supplies, hairspray and febreeze are off your desk and out of your closet. 

-door mirror. you can get some pretty good ones for cheap at walmart or target. be sure of your door dimensions first though. 

-2nd phone charger/long phone cable. for charging your phone in bed or at your desk. you never know how far away the outlet will be. 

-fairly new power strip. just to be safe and to plug all your stuff into. 

-body pillow if you don’t like cold walls. 

-a notebook for each class that involves reading or note taking. you might think you can use a binder for all your classes, but easier organization and lighter backpacks are always good. also keep a highlighter and pen with each notebook. it’ll be well worth it, trust me. no one likes losing pens on exam days. 

-at least 2 rolls of quarters (about $20). laundry. it costs $. at KCAI my laundry usually runs at $3.25 because i add a little more drying time. 

-some sort of storage for your desk that isn’t super heavy. I’m currently using both a plastic crate from walmart for books and a cardboard box to keep stuff away from where I work. 

-water filter pitcher. water purity is different everywhere, and even though the water may be clean, a lot of people get sick their first week in a new area just because of the water difference. a filter eases that discomfort just a bit more. 

-folding laundry hamper. I say folding because it’s easier on move in day and it holds more. win win!

-basic cleaning supplies. messes happen. 

-ETHERNET Cable. the wi-fi WILL go out while you’re at school. it’s just going to. so have an ethernet cable the proper length from the plug to your desk for your computer. (Note: ethernet is only best when the wi-fi is out. it connects to main campus computers and that’s dangerous. PLEASE only use when the wi-fi is down.)

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NO!! list–leave this behind.

-your massive collection of books. I have too many here myself, but you’re not gonna read or use personal reference books as much as you think. Bring only what you use more than once a month. 

-stereo system. no one likes overly noisy neighbors. 

-pots and pans. unless you live in a swanky apartment dorm with a kitchen, you’re never gonna use that stuff. a coffee mug, bowl, and a microwave are as about as 4-star restaurant as you’re gonna get.

-movies in cases/videogames WITH cases. use a cd binder. works the same and saves space. 

-a bunch of fancy clothes. you’ll really only need 2, maybe 3 nice outfits in art school. pack 2 weeks of tops with 1 week of pants. saves space and laundry you have to do if you alternate weeks. coats, jackets, and cardigans are up to your style.

-anything that takes up more floor space than your fridge or ottoman. UNLESS you know for a fact that you’re gonna set up your desk under your bed in a “T” formation, there’s not much room. so consider a floor pouf or a cushion to go behind the ottoman to make a seat with a back.

-a bunch of purses, shoes, or hats. Again, UNLESS you know exactly how the room is laid out it’s hard to figure out space. if you use a purse, 2 maybe 3 is the most you’ll need. shoes are basically this: everyday, everyday #2, shoes for rain/snow, 2 pairs of nicer shoes, and flip flops for the room if you don’t use houseshoes. 

-your vast collection of coffee/tea mugs. I’m sorry, but you’re gonna have to pick favorites. at most you’ll use 2-3. I personally only have 1 here and then I have my water bottle. 

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Other than those things, check with your school list when it’s available to you to see what you need and what you don’t. Once you’ve filled the checklist THEN you can start bringing other things like books, pillows, electric kettles, irons, etc.

Every school is different, and KCAI has its own guidelines on what is or isn’t allowed. See what rules you can wiggle around and disguise based on your own needs. (aka not illegal stuff. duh. but like mattress pads and extension cords. 

Now that the dorm is covered, let’s get to actual art stuff! 

The short answer: every school’s different. and KCAI’s freshman/ foundations year is unique compared to other schools’. The reason being is that aside from animation and film, foundation year is like a free sample buffet on what majors there are. We have still lifes, charcoal, woodshop, illustration, writing, sculpture, painting, and individualized work all year. 2nd semester is when classes get more focused but still. it’s kinda crazy but really nice in the long run.

The budget that’s recommended IS a bit um… well… depends on the teacher. I personally had a teacher who liked for us to do a bunch of stuff without fully using our materials or would have assignments where new materials would run out and we’d have to buy more. 

A safe budget for supplies is about $200 per semester. Now, that’s for supplies only. Take into account food and amazon shipping and emergencies for the rest of your $. 

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Stuff you’ll need that they don’t tell you in the beginning of the year

KCAI offers a “FOUNDATION KIT” at the beginning of the year that is about $250 all together. The list they give you is well organized so you can buy stuff on your own to save money. See what you already have or can buy for cheaper prices before you buy the kit. 

Now, again, every teacher is different. Here’s the BASIC list based on mine and other friends’ experiences. 

-glue gun.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. usually comes with foundation kit. I got a nice Superbonder dual temp. gun at Hobby Lobby with a stand. Works great and has a long cord. 

-more hot glue sticks than you thought was possible. sold in the KCAI campus art store. sculpture and cardboard are gonna be big parts in the beginning of the year, but you’ll be thankful later on. be SURE you’re using dual temp. sticks and the proper size for your glue gun. 

-sandpaper/ sandpaper block.   sold in the KCAI campus art store. not too expensive, like $5. the sanders are gonna be busy in woodshop. 

-safety goggles. sold in the KCAI campus art store. wood dust and/chips hurt. just get some simple safety glasses.

-masks. sold in the KCAI campus art store. not too expensive. get a new one every 3 weeks. about 2 needed in total. 

-measuring tape.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. OR go to walmart/home depot for cheaper. mine is a 12 ft self-lock one. it’s pretty good. 

-painter’s tape.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. I think it comes in the foundation kit, but you’re gonna run out. get at walmart for cheaper.

-(not a need but it’s super helpful) trashbag taped to your desk. saves trips to the trashcan and helps your space stay tidier. 

-speedball carver.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. to carve screenprinting rubber stamps when you get into pattern. PERSONALLY I ordered a set of wood whittling tools on amazon that work the same, were cheaper, and work on more than just rubber stamps (pumpkin carving!!) 

-baby wipes. you don’t really NEED these, as sinks exist, but when you work with charcoal and you don’t have enough time between the next drawing or lunch, these help a bunch. 

-push pins.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. teachers recommend the metal ones, I just use the clear plastic ones. less distracting when critiquing. 

-BIG ruler, more of a yard stick.  sold in the KCAI campus art store(?) I think it comes in the foundation kit, but you can always just buy a cheaper metal yard stick or share with a friend. 

-drawing pencils.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. comes with foundation kit. I’m not talking #2 pencil you use all the time, I’m talking 4B and 6H and such. Get a decent set with a sharpener. 

-vine charcoal.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. comes with foundation kit. this charcoal goes away FAST. get an extra box before classes start. 

-white chalk.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. for when your charcoal is just not erasing. 

-X-acto knife.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. comes with foundation kit. the blade is gonna dull down eventually so get an extra for later. 

-box cutter.  sold in the KCAI campus art store. think it comes with the foundation kit. Now, I personally am terrified of box cutters because I over-think injury possibilities, so I just use my x-acto knife (hello dull blades). But unless you’re a scaredy-cat like me, a simple box cutter is needed. 

-cutting mat, self-healing. sold in the KCAI campus art store (I thiiiiink). those weird green mats you see in sewing sections or on artist speed-draws? yeah you’re gonna need one. Big is good, small is fine too. 

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Other stuff depends on the teacher. Trips to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Blick, Creative Coldsnow (kansas city), or other places for supplies IS gonna happen. If you don’t drive, find friends who are doing supply runs too and carpool. 

Art school is crazy and it’s fun, but it IS college. So keep a weekly schedule, take notes, and do your homework. 

Good luck! 

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Matsumiya AU; requested by @ninomiyu

Nino is a disgruntled convenience store clerk and Jun is an amateur hacker who keeps coming in to leech his wi-fi to take down high-end corporations. 

What to do before the Interrail trip

Also goes with other traveling

1. How are you going to this trip: alone or in a group. In a group you may be safer and have more fun, but you might also get into fights during the trip, even if you go with your best friends or family.
2. Time. How much you have time to travel. Two weeks or a month? Figure that out.
3. The budget, how much you have money to spend and remember to have some emergency money somewhere. Do not put all the money in the same place!
4. Are you going go-with-the-flow style or with a carefully made-up plan
- We have something in between. We know where we are going, but don’t know what we’ll end up doing there. Though we have looked what to do in all of the places, but we haven’t actually decided them.
5. Gather information
- About anything you’ll need
Phone numbers to: bank, embassies, insurance company, emercengy numbers where you’re headed, (your countrys international number),
Adresses: embassies, hotels/ hostels/ other accommodations, places of interest
Customs: culture, what not/to do, what you might need in somewhere (for example: long skirts/shirts in some churches)
- a list where you would like to go (but remember anything can happen and you might not get to see that, so don’t expect to get there 100%)
6. Payments, Insurances etc. important stuff
Interrail / Eurail pass
Visas if needed

Vaccinations/ medication for travel if needed

Flights if needed
Hostels/ Hotels / other accommodations if booked earlier
Travel insurance
Some places where you need to book your visit earlier through the internet (for example: Disneyland Paris is cheaper if booked online)
7. Shopping for essentials
- a good backpack, enough space for you, comfy for your back
- good shoes, trainers or similar, shoes that are soft and designed for long walks
- locks for backs and other locking situations
- a simple camera (if not owned yet) and memory cards
- adapters, chargers
- emercengy kit (plasters, disinfectant, medicine etc.), sewing kit
- guide books, maps, dictionaries (might not need and might weigh a lot, so think if you really need)
- a towel designed for traveling (goes to a small space and dries faster than normal ones)
- compression sacks (sacks that make your clothes compressed into a smaller size, so that you’ll have more room in your backpack)
- change money if needed
- a diary to write everything in
- washing powder for your clothes
8. What you’ll also need
- toiletries/ sanitaries, in small containers (toothbrush and -paste, sun cream, body butter, lip-cream, shampoo, soap etc.)
- medicine
- passport and other important documents (like prescriptions for some medicines etc.)
- a daypack
- penknife, flashlight might come in handy
- sunglasses, scarf for sunny weathers
- sleeping bag

- an old phone (because new smartphones attract thieves)
- chargers for any electric equipment
- some student-cards are handy even in abroad giving you discount
- cards to play with or something small to keep you awake in trains
- pens, scisors, tape, paper, safety pins
- handkerchiefs (also toilet paper if you want)
- plastic bags
- a plastic mug. You could cook something in a hostel in it and drink some juice from it.
- if you feel safe and want, a tablet (or Ipod touch…). In it you can put maps, books etc. You can also communicate with family with it, write a blog or something else. You can get into internet when Wi-fi is around. Down side is the same as for a smartphone, thieves like them so think hard before taking one with you.
9. Do not take
- lots of makeup, really no one sees you. Little makeup is okay, but really, do you need it? It also takes time.
- books, they’re heavy
- computer, a smartphone etc. You’re experiencing stuff, you will not need a smartphone during your stay, really.
- for girls, you don’t need all of your clothes and shoes. Only the comfy and practical ones. No high heels, maybe don’t take dresses as well, I don’t know.
- no hairstraightners, curlers or anything like them
- fullfillable waterbottle. When you’re abroad it’s safer if you only drink bottled drinks.
- do not take the whole insides of your wallet, only the essentials and leave others home. Also leave all the unneeded keys as well.
10. Clothing
- shirts: t-shirts, tank top, sweather, hoodie, jacket depending on time of the year and destination
- bottom: shorts, skirt, sweat pants, jeggings, leggings etc. No jeans (in warm places at least), they’ll be uncomfortable. Pockets are good, hidden pockets even better
- shoes: good ones that you can walk the whole trip with. You can take two or couple more if you want, but think how much you’re packing in your backpack.
- underwear, swimwear, socks, scarf
- flip-flops are usefull if you come across a hostel that has dirty showers
Everything in reasonable quantities! You won’t need everything. The more you pack the more your backpack will weigh.
11. Other
- watch and read other travel stories on the internet for more information, tips and inspiration: blogs, Youtube, sites
- ask family, friens, acquintances of their travels. Maybe they have something cool to inspire you on your trip
- make your bank aware that you’re going abroad, that they won’t think your card is stolen and close it
- it would be good if you’d take good walks before your trip that your legs will become used to walking and that your health would be good when you’re out there
- remember that in interrail/eurail passes not all the trains are covered with it, like night trains and private railroads
- if you’re going coach surfing, you might take something small with you to give the host, for example candy from your country or a small keychain
- meeting old international friends is a cool idea, and maybe they can help you in their home countries somehow. Remember to communicate with them in a good time before the trip.

Feel free to add things if I forgot :)

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Suga: Is mildly amused by how obsessed you are with fictional characters but seriously cannot understand what he must do to gain your love.

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J-Hope: Does 101 stupid/random/funny things to get you to laugh at him.

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Rap Monster: Breaks everything valuable in the house (in a wild temper tantrum) because getting scolded is better than being ignored by you.

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Jimin: One day when you come home from work/school you’ll find the wi-fi down and the TV disconnected and Jimin sitting on the couch like…

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V: Turns from baby to daddy real quick when he realizes you’re paying more attention to Sam Maek Jong than to Han Sung.

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Jungkook: Complains to all his hyungs and ropes them in to help him with his situation.

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Well my Wi-Fi is down so that’s a sign for me to actually go to bed I work all day tm so this isn’t a bad thing I guess

So my Wi-Fi's down

I gave spectrum fifty but I owe a little bit more so I’m gonna be offline for a day or two until I can get this fixed.

I will try to finish commission work and post with my phone’s hotspot but I won’t be doing much else.

No Weaknesses

Fandom: Marvel Avengers

Word count: 1546

Characters: Slight Loki x reader, Tony

Warnings: Loki trying to use reader’s weight to upset her

Summary: Requested by @jdartist09. Your boss, Tony, needs a favour.

Seven thirty, again. You sighed, wanting nothing more than to bury your head underneath the pillow as you listened to your alarm blaring next to your head. But if you didn’t get up now, then you wouldn’t have time to get ready, and you’d be in a bad mood all day. It probably wasn’t worth it.

So, reluctantly, you peeled the blankets off yourself and stumbled into the bathroom to get ready for work.

Once you’d had breakfast and dressed, you were feeling a lot perkier. Mornings sucked, but you’d learned to get through them. You managed to make it out of your apartment in plenty of time to get to work, and so you got to savour the walk there. It was finally sunny enough to justify wearing a pretty sundress you’d found on sale over the winter, and you enjoyed the feel of a warm breeze against your bare skin.

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Welcome to Hel- I mean, Heaven

Ok, so we’re always talking fanfics and ideas where Sock and Jonathan are both dead or both alive or Sock is still haunting Jonathan until he offs himself or whatever, but I just had the best idea.

Jonathan as Sock’s Guardian Angel.

Like, Sock is a normal kid with some very homicidal tendencies but he’s otherwise super sweet. Now, Providence catches sight of this kid and is like “wha-oh, I need to get on this before Meph gets his chance at getting another little demon.”

So, unfortunately, they’re short staffed at the moment on Guardian angels because of how screwed up the world is, so she sends in a newbie, a rather lack-luster kid who got hit by a car and was given his shot at Angel-hood because Heaven’s wi-fi was down and he sure as hell wasn’t sitting around there when, as a guardian, he could hit Earth and, more importantly, Starbucks wifi.

He forgot about the whole “you need to protect a kid” part.

So now he’s with Sock, and gods is Sock a handful. As soon as Sock realizes that there’s an angel there to watch over him (Jonathan doesn’t know how Sock can see him because he’s supposed to be invisible but, then again, it’s Sock) and soon sets out to become besties with the lack-luster angel.

Then, when he starts to get depressed, he kills things again. Jonathan starts to grow a soft spot for the annoying kid, however, and starts to help him out slowly but surely, try to get Sock to focus his tendencies elsewhere (especially when Sock looks suicidal).

Jonathan might start getting a softer spot for Sock, even considering them friends (which Sock hasn’t had any since Jojo ditched him). Eventually, however, Sock is about to “sleep murder” his parents and Jonathan, thankfully pulling “overtime” (he was so watching Sock sleep because the kid is adorable), he manages to wake Sock before he can do it.

Sock is then an absolute mess because he almost killed his mom and dad, two of the few people in the world that love him unconditionally.

And, as Sock is ever close to the edge, Jonathan finally breaks and just hugs the life out of the kid, using his wings to shoo away all the sharp objects. Sock tries to fight him, tries to get him to let Sock do it, but then the kid just breaks down and cries into Jonathan’s sweater until he falls asleep amongst the fluffy wings, grey fabric, and soft lull of Jon’s music.

And Jonathan realizes he’s screwed because he’s fallen for the kid.

Sock then begins the road to recovery, but only after he overhears Jonathan “talking to himself” (talking to Providence) does he stall, because if he commits to life, then Jonathan’s work is done and he goes back to heaven.

And Sock’s fallen too hard for his grumpy angel boy to let him go so easily.

Down in Hell, Meph is getting a good laugh because, while he didn’t get a demon, the kid is sure raising hell for Providence by just being himself.

Heeeeey guys… Unfortunately I’m not going to be on much today because the parental control application my dad used went out of business and no longer functions, which also for some reason means it took our wi-fi down with it… We uninstalled the thing but it still doesn’t work I was literally about to post a reply when it went down sorry:/
I’m posting this from cell signal which is absolutely abysmal so this might not even post but?? See you later, hopefully ‘later’ doesn’t mean 'several days/weeks/months/literally never again because the stupid filtering app my dad used decided to go nuclear and take all of its users’ internet away forever’

Red Silk - Olicity AU - Oneshot

Summary: Felicity’s shower breaks. Luckily, her neighbor Oliver is a good friend.
Rating: PG-13

Read at AO3


Felicity stared angrily at the shower knob, desperation and frustration building in the pit of her chest. It was the third time in as many months that her shower refused to turn on. After the second time, her landlord had personally promised it would not happen again, hiring a brand new technician to come out. Desperate to believe him, she had trusted the repair technician when he promised his short, twenty minute repair would do the trick.

That was a month ago.

Staring at the evidence of his blunder in front of her, she couldn’t help but feel anger.

Normally, she was a level-headed and composed individual.

Normally, she would’ve taken it with a grain of salt and would’ve headed to her gym for a quick workout and simply caught a shower there while she waited for her landlord to get someone out.

Those were the things she would do, if she didn’t have a date coming to pick her up in an hour and a half.

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I love how people on tumblr are always like “oh i want to move to a house faraway in the forest and read books and drink tea all day without people coming and ruining my peace”

like bitch your wi-fi goes down for 10 minutes and you freak out let’s not get crazy

I Got A Boy - Chapter 8

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Andy was acting weird, even Percy could see that. He just didn’t get why.

Had he said something that would have offended Andy? Percy racked his brain constantly, trying to remember if he had blabbed something stupid or insensitive. Unless Andy didn’t like puns and really bad jokes, he couldn’t, for the life of him, think of anything that would count.

Had he done something, maybe? But again, he couldn’t think what. Percy knew he was messy, but could Andy really hold it against him? If he had a problem with it, he should say something instead of pretending Percy didn’t exist.

The one conclusion he kept coming back to was that maybe Andy just hated him and Percy couldn’t help but take it personally. Maybe he smelled bad. Maybe he was annoying. Maybe he snored too loud.

He was thinking about it so much, it was even affecting his lap times. Not faster or slower, just the same - which was bad. Coach Hedge had to have a sit down with him and ask if anything was bothering him. He lied and said there wasn’t, just not feeling well. Hedge didn’t seem to buy it either, but he let him go without more questions.

After practice, he’d rarely see Andy. The few times he did, he was already up in his bunk and sound asleep. It was actually getting pretty lonely.

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