Welp, it’s that time of year again. When millions of children’s voices suddenly cry out in terror and are quickly silenced. When students must actually wake up before 9:00 am (how horrible). When adults can no longer enjoy traffic-free commutes to work.
But fear not this inevitable event! The school year comes and goes. There is still winter and summer breaks to look forward to! And Labor Day! (Incidentally, doesn’t it bug those of you who have to start school right before that holiday? I mean, why can’t summer break be extended so school starts AFTER it? It only makes sense, right?)
Right, back on track: This too, shall pass. What you should concern yourself is: if you are to survive, you must have a plan. Sentai Filmworks shall help you in this endeavor.
Brace yourselves, school is coming.
Must. Use. More. Brain (Via Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time)
Register for classes/school? Check.
Buy school supplies including, but not limited to a No. 2 Pencil? Check.
Memorize the appropriate and/or optimal route to take to arrive in a timely manner? Check.
Recheck everything in case you’ve forgotten something? Hold on, let’s double check on
Make sure that your notebook is COLLEGE ruled instead of LEGAL ruled? The difference matters. THE DIFFERENCE MATTERS.
Tanaka in his natural state (Via Tanaka-kun is Always Listless)
You’ve done a lot of hard work with all that planning. You should take a break. You deserve it.
After all, a few hours won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Go watch some anime. Maybe something topical like high school anime since we’re on the subject. Maybe Tanaka-kun is Always Listless can give you some more advice about the proper etiquette of taking breaks. Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time has some great tips on time wasters in class and how not to get caught, too.
Come to think of, K-ON! Has great ideas on how NOT to get things done and-
That look of horrible, horrible realization (via K-ON!)
Happens to the best of us. You’ve spent all your time planning what you should be doing that you never actually physically did it. Not to worry! There’s still time.
Take a deep breath and relax. You have the notes somewhere around here. Note taking is essential for school, so you’re already ahead of the game! All that’s left is to commit things to paper and actually do them. Time may or may not be an issue at this point, so just do the best you can.
Just think of it as practice! Working under a time crunch is a vital skill in the real world, after all.
All these friends can be yours too! Start a baseball club! (Via Little Busters! Refrain)
It’s a new year and filled with new opportunities! Maybe you’re in a new school, or maybe there’s new people in your class! Either way, you have a great chance to make friends with people who have absolutely no idea about that little embarrassing incident with Tommy and the swing set on the playground in the 5th grade that you absolutely, positively know nothing about because no one can prove anything.
Don’t forget to smile. (Via Just Because!)
All joking aside, we at Sentai Filmworks know that school can be rough at times. We were there once as well. You may be worried about fitting in or you may be going through a rough patch right now. Regardless of the reason, we just want you to know:
You got this.
You can absolutely do this. You actually have the tools you need to be successful already, and you have more people rooting for you than you realize, including us! Woohoo Sentai friends!
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