I FINALLY DID IT!!!
So after moaning about my life for far too long, stressing far too much about a personal statement and writing sample, I’ve finally FINALLY submitted my application for my Masters in Creative Writing! 
Yes, I know some people say it’s useless and won’t help me with anything in life blah blah blah (I’ve been having this conversation with myself for the past 2 years) but y’know what WHO CARES?!
I am SUPER excited to do something I love. And about being a student again!
Hip hip hooray!
Here’s to making my dreams come true :) (That’s the kind of cheesy crap I don’t write in class…)

I FINALLY DID IT!!!

So after moaning about my life for far too long, stressing far too much about a personal statement and writing sample, I’ve finally FINALLY submitted my application for my Masters in Creative Writing! 

Yes, I know some people say it’s useless and won’t help me with anything in life blah blah blah (I’ve been having this conversation with myself for the past 2 years) but y’know what WHO CARES?!

I am SUPER excited to do something I love. And about being a student again!

Hip hip hooray!

Here’s to making my dreams come true :) (That’s the kind of cheesy crap I don’t write in class…)

faultinourstarsmovie:

The Fault In Our Stars Little Infinities Edition with the Extended version of the movie will be available on Blu-ray™ Sept 16. This box art was selected by you, the fans of #TFIOS. Thanks for picking the perfect one! http://bit.ly/TFIOSbluray

I know diddly squat about technology - can someone tell me whether this is JUST the Blu-Ray or whether the DVD version is included too? (Super confused ‘cause of what is says at the top and their Amazon listing doesn’t answer my question!)
Also, is there a way to play Blu Ray DVDs on Macbooks? Google says no :( but there must be some sneaky way?

faultinourstarsmovie:

The Fault In Our Stars Little Infinities Edition with the Extended version of the movie will be available on Blu-ray™ Sept 16. This box art was selected by you, the fans of #TFIOS. Thanks for picking the perfect one! http://bit.ly/TFIOSbluray

I know diddly squat about technology - can someone tell me whether this is JUST the Blu-Ray or whether the DVD version is included too? (Super confused ‘cause of what is says at the top and their Amazon listing doesn’t answer my question!)

Also, is there a way to play Blu Ray DVDs on Macbooks? Google says no :( but there must be some sneaky way?

Are you doing a poster for a thousand splendid suns?
Anonymous

I doubt it.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE that book, but I really don’t think that

a) I’d be able to do it justice

b) that the book would work within a collage.

I mean, there are some absolutely beautiful quotes, but there’s nothing really to depict image-wise. So it’d just be a poster full of quotes. Which is fair enough, but not something I could do well!

I know the feeling but can I remind you that you make beautiful designs, get positive response, you’ve even sold one of them on dftba.com. I have no idea what your dreams are and yes maybe you didn’t reach that point yet but don’t be hard on yourself. What I’m trying to say is for a lazy procrastinator, you’ve accomplished so much! You’re talented, when it comes to stuff you like you’re dedicated, I mean that TFIOS poster… Keep up the good work and I’m sure you’ll get there. x
Thank you for the lovely message, that’s really sweet of you to make such an effort to reassure me! ^-^
I realise I’m being a gigantic douche for thinking this way, but I can’t seem to snap out of it this week.
I am truly truly grateful for the response my designs get - I never ever thought I’d actually be making money off these silly things or that I’d get lovely messages from lovely strangers. But I think my negativity comes from the fact that design isn’t my passion. It’s not something I would ever consider a career in- it’s just for fun. And what I do want to do for a a living, I haven’t made enough of an effort to obtain. So I know it’s all my fault and if I really wanted it, I’d be working to get it, but yeah….
I’m just going to blame all this on the fact that I’m sleep/food/water deprived.

So, recently, I’ve been feeling super down and have been obsessing over the fact that I have accomplished absolutely nothing with my life.

I’ve become fixated with noticing the age of people who are doing the things I had hoped to do at some point in my life, and yeah, it just makes me so sad.

And also, there seem to just be an abundance of really really talented people who are like 5 years younger than me who have just accomplished everything I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid and I know this is because I’m a lazy so and so who can’t stop procrastinating and needs to start doing things or whatever..but yeah.

Sucks.

What software are you using to make these? I'd like to get my middle school students to try making these digitally for their books. They are SOO awesome!Thanks.
Anonymous

Hey!

I’m glad you like them! ^-^

I use Photoshop CS6 to make all my designs. Don’t know if that’s available in your school, but hand-drawing is also an option! I just infinitely suck at drawing so Photoshop is a lifesaver!

I'm so sorry to keep bothering you, but I never received an email from you (about the Fangirl poster). Is there another way I could contact you? Also, congrats on meeting Rainbow Rowell, that is so so exciting!
Anonymous

Hey!

You’re totally not bothering me, don’t worry!

I don’t think you ever gave me your email? I would have sent it straight away if you had. Message me your email address and I’ll zip it over to you (again, providing you don’t like…sell it on or whatever).

I’m not keen on giving out my contact details publicly, so tumblr messaging is probably the best way forward.

Private message me your email and I promise not to publicly post it :)

dftbarecords:

At long last, the TFiOS audiobook is now available in a brand new THIRD EDITION!!!
This set includes:- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl. - A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets) - An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred. - Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.- Four TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.
We are super excited to be able to bring this to you, and we hope you love it as much as we do. =)

For all those people who messaged me saying they wanted a copy. THEY’RE BACK!!!

dftbarecords:

At long last, the TFiOS audiobook is now available in a brand new THIRD EDITION!!!

This set includes:
- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl.
- A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets)
- An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred.
- Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.
- Four TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.
- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)
- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.

We are super excited to be able to bring this to you, and we hope you love it as much as we do. =)

For all those people who messaged me saying they wanted a copy. THEY’RE BACK!!!

faultinourfantasies:

John conquering his fear of heights

So my plan not to buy any more new books isn’t going so well…

In my defence, this was only £5 from Asda! Considering it’s like £12 in Waterstones and WHSmiths, it would have been rude of me NOT to buy it….

…right?

So my plan not to buy any more new books isn’t going so well…

In my defence, this was only £5 from Asda! Considering it’s like £12 in Waterstones and WHSmiths, it would have been rude of me NOT to buy it….

…right?

Seriously, these just get better and better!

Seriously, these just get better and better!

So it’s 2am and I’m hot and bored so thought I’d google my username (as you do…)
And I came across a bunch of ebay users who are selling literally ALL of my designs I’ve ever posted on phone cases. I’ve gotten used to seeing my book collages being stolen but seeing this one just made me laugh so much.
So, little bit of context. I made this post like 6 months ago about how I completed NaNoWriMo and was designing a book cover for my work and it was obvs only for myself and whatever but someone in Indonesia obviously thinks there are people in this world who want this as a phone cover?! It has my name on and even I don’t want it as a phone cover!
Funny sidenote, they’ve left my username in the listing title, so if you search “yasminwithane” on ebay, it comes up with a whole bunch of my designs. Just…what?!
Thanks for making me chuckle, dear Indonesian art thieves. It almost makes me forgive you for being such huge douche baguettes.

So it’s 2am and I’m hot and bored so thought I’d google my username (as you do…)

And I came across a bunch of ebay users who are selling literally ALL of my designs I’ve ever posted on phone cases. I’ve gotten used to seeing my book collages being stolen but seeing this one just made me laugh so much.

So, little bit of context. I made this post like 6 months ago about how I completed NaNoWriMo and was designing a book cover for my work and it was obvs only for myself and whatever but someone in Indonesia obviously thinks there are people in this world who want this as a phone cover?! It has my name on and even I don’t want it as a phone cover!

Funny sidenote, they’ve left my username in the listing title, so if you search “yasminwithane” on ebay, it comes up with a whole bunch of my designs. Just…what?!

Thanks for making me chuckle, dear Indonesian art thieves. It almost makes me forgive you for being such huge douche baguettes.

readingfreak:

Books by Rainbow Rowell

I would like to read them all.

I’ve fallen completely in love with Rainbow Rowell in the last few months. SUPER excited to start Landline (probably tomorrow)

Also, srsly, whoever designs her US covers is a genius.

Hank’s Vlogbrothers video this week is now one of my all time favourites. 

ALL THE PUNISHMENTS!

I HAVE TICKETS TO A LAUREN OLIVER SIGNING!

must-read-all-the-books:

yasminwithane:

YAAAAAY.

I’M SO EXCITED. 

'Before I Fall' is like my favourite book of all time, so I'm super excited to get that signed! And hopefully my collage on it too! AND TO MEET LAUREN OLIVER. AAACK.

Anyone in the UK should totally book tickets and come along! 

I was kinda hoping they’d announce a London date, but alas, Birmingham will have to do for now!

do you have a link to the event?

It’s on the Waterstones Website 

Very annoying cause you have to call up to book tickets, and I absolutely HATE talking on the phone, so it’s taken me like a week to psyche myself enough to call up.

But yay, I hope you can go!