For Artists and Designers at work looking for a little inspiration and a San Francisco vibe.
Hey guys, I’ve been going back and forth on this for quite a well, and as much as I hate to say it’s time for me throw in the reins and move onto my next project. After the new year, Firebender will be an inactive site and no longer updated. The graphics and content will be available online, but I will no longer continue to post new graphics.
For those who don’t know, Firebender and I have been around for quite a long time since June 2006. Originally, Firebender used to be called The Breakthrough but changed names a couple of years ago. I’ve seen fansites come and go—most pop up around the start of a new season and then die during a season hiatus period—now, Firebender is one of them. For years, I kept saying that this will never happen. How could a neglect something I love to work on? To think that I could still maintain this website and then realizing the impossibility is a blunder to my ego. Nonetheless, I need to close this chapter.
Graphic and web design are passion of mine. Working on Firebender has been a great experience that opened so many doors for my college and professional career. What started as a little project for an awkward twelve year girl to keep busy during the summer of 2006 turned into something far great. This website expanded and grew into a well known Avatar fansite. It was a playground for me to experiment in Photoshop and Dreamweaver. It introduced me to the world of Design, Development, and Digital Marketing. I gained new skills and knowledge while meeting so many great people along the way.
I always wanted to get some nod of recognition from the creators, but what the hell that wasn’t why I was here. I was here to make things. To make it with the tools of my trade and group of great people who supported me even through my goofy mistakes. So, my dear friend, its time for me to take what I learned over the years and apply it to my remaining year of college and future career.
Thanks to Avatar: the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra, I was able to find what I love to do. I hope it let you found what you love.
As of right now, I finished the fall semester of my junior year at RPI and work as User Experience and UI Designer for a software company most of you have probably heard of. ;]
Best of luck wherever you go and Merry Christmas,
Adriana (Pon De Replay)
True princesses (and princes!) can make a difference in their kingdoms by leading with…
If anyone is in the Albany, NY area or Saratoga and know a little girl who wants to be a princess this is the place to go right before Christmas!!!!
please help me reblog this to get the word out
Unalaq (noun): motherfucker, asshole
Unalaq (verb): To fuck over the rest of the world
Unalaw (adjective): pertaining to the actions of Unalaq; the state of beling an Unalaq
Son of an Unalaq!
Oh shit, I just unalaqqed my team!
I’m gonna unalaq you up, man!
What the unalaq is wrong with you?!
Unalaq fucks up everything.
What the unalaq is going on?
This unalaqing Unalaq is unalaqqed.
Up your unalaqqing ass!
He’s just an unalaq-off.
Unalaq that shit
That’s not unalaqqing fair!
Oh unalaq it!
I’m gonna unalaq you up!
Shut the unalaq up!
Original: How to Use Tarrlok’s Name as a Curse Word (http://breakthroughd.tumblr.com/post/24497162384/how-to-use-tarrloks-name-as-a-curse-word)
This needs to be rebloggable …
number 9 tho
number fucking 9. there was a dude that would play his guitar outside of my window at 1 am all the time
Some bits that I’ve picked up:
There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will fuck everyone up.
Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.
SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER.
Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part.
SHUT THE FUCK UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space.
Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.
IF YOU NEED TUTORING GET TUTORING DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE DUG YOURSELF INTO YOUR GRAVE.
Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.
I will add to this as a GTA:
Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.
SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY.
However, sometimes you just need a personal day, and you know what, when you wake up and getting out of bed seems like the worst idea ever….just turn off your alarm and get that sleep.
Explore your different interests and
pursue what you love. But, never settle for a career field that has a great salary but will leave you hating your job at the end of the day
To all of the Avatar & Korra fandom out there
Grow a pair of balls, there are big issues out there in the world than fighting over and getting pissy because Legend of Korra has not met your expectations. Go read a physics book, go outside, go do something with your life asides from blogging your complaints about a TV show.
Dylan here. Lately some in the fandom have come under fire from many who say the constant negativity surrounding the beginning of this season of Korra is bad and we should be ashamed.