Maggie, 19. Canada. I also go by Ting Ting.

I would not survive in a world without good books and good tea.

This is first and foremost a personal blog, followed by a mess of fandoms, fashion, written things, and whatever else nourishes my soul.

I also have a writing blog.







we need to talk about that house loan

It’s gonna cost you a leg. Specifically, that guy’s prosthetic leg.

I need it.

I also need that guy’s eye.

okay what fucking fandom does a guy lose his prosthetic leg and his eye?

nobody tell him

Wanna list?

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Favorite Ghibli Scenery for 

tags:   #studio ghibli

quixotic [kwik-sot-ik]

(adjective) In our list of most interesting words, quixotic is the most romantic in every sense. To be quixotic means to be excessively romantic and chivalrous; illogical, idealistic, overall dreamy. It is viewed as an over-idealism filled with absurdity.  (via wordsnquotes)

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These are awesome

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Sometimes you just have to work on one at a time, and build your way up to a steady balance. Be strong!

tags:   #inspiration





Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

THIS!  I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it. 

There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down.  Don’t do their work for them.  Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things. 

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tags:   #comics   #*chokes*

Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think.

— Nick Miller (via ohlovequotes)

tags:   #quotes   #reminders


END by Barbara Canepa

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I went to the Met today

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everyone you’ve ever loved has said some problematic shit: a novel 

you have also said some problematic shit: the sequel

having said problematic shit does not necessarily make you or anyone else a bad person, just be aware of it, don’t say it again, and don’t make fucking excuses for people who continue to say problematic shit: the thrilling conclusion

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I decided to write a short article on effectively using Google Calendar, as it is one of my favorite Google services. As a student (and a very disorganized one at that), GCal is crucial in keeping my life from becoming a complete mess. However, GCal can be a pain to use as a beginner. Here are some tips to help you make Google Calendar help you.

Note: This is a tutorial on the organization aspect of GCal, not a technical tutorial.

0. Registration

You can’t have a GCal or sit at the cool kids’ table without a Google account.

Don’t want to register for a completely different email address? That’s fine too, because you can connect your existing account to Google.

1. Multiple calendars

I separate each aspect of my life on my calendar according to the following categories: School (solely for the schedule, and I have named it after my school), Assignments (separate from school, which becomes important later), ExamsExtracurriculars (will be separated into different components), Personal, and now that I am heading off to university and need to be more responsible for myself, Chores (such as laundry, watering plants, cooking).

When I was in high school I separated the Extracurriculars into their own separate components for each activity I have: Volunteering, ACE, Physics Club, Engineering Club, and Tennis (I have since deleted these calendars as they are no longer pertinent).

Make separate calendars for each aspect, but do not overdo this. Too many calendars can hinder your organisation. Limit yourself to 10 or fewer calendars.

2. Color-coding

Now that you have finished naming your calendars, this is the fun part: Choosing the colors. Color-coding is a crucial part of staying organized on Google Calendar so you can distinguish your events at a glance. I used one of my school colors (purple) for my school calendar.

I tend to lump similar calendars with the same color palette. For example: Assignments and Chores are both a shade of green as they are daily activities I need to complete on a routine basis. Same with Jobs, Personal, and Volunteering, as they are not routine and the events are usually added as they come along. Not much can be said for this tip except to just use distinguishable colors for the different calendars.

3. Creating events

When creating events, it’s crucial that later at a glance you will be able to tell exactly what you need to do. Brevity is the key here, you don’t want to name an event “shopping at the largest mall in America with my super duper best friend Lafawnduh on the 78th day of November when we are both in Nebrahoma for spring break!!”.

For my classes, I write the class name in capital letters and then use lower-case letters to distinguish the event (lecture, quiz, lab, etc), ex: “CALC 124 Lecture”. Now I know exactly what the event is.

I then set the time for the event by clicking on the event to edit the settings, which is pretty self-explanatory.

And since my classes are in different rooms and buildings, I enter a location as well (Bagley 154), just so I don’t forget the location later.

4. Repeating events

When you have events that occur on a regular basis, set it up to repeat every day/week/month/however often it occurs so you don’t need to keep creating the same event every time. You can do this by clicking on the event to edit the settings, and then selecting the “Repeat” option, which will take you to the repetition settings where you will be able to edit the occurrence.

In the picture above, I have “CALC 124 Lecture” set up to repeat every Monday. Notice that you can select the days that the events occur by checking the boxes.


Hopefully this tutorial was helpful enough that after reading, you can set out to conquer the world with your calendar as an organization and planning fiend!

- Espresso & Engineering


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

"may all your wounds be mortal"


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this will be my child


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