"I find it really hard to feel a sense of accomplishment in retrospect. No matter what I achieve, my self-worth always seems to be tied to the next booking."
OK SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASE!
For those who live in the US, Best Buy and Sprint are giving free cell phone service to ANY student of any kind. Elementary, Middle, High, or College. The ONLY 2 main requirements is that you are fully enrolled as either a part-time, full-time, or vocational student and you have proof that you are in fact, a school student (if you’re under 13 you have an additional requirement, your parents have to sign a waiver giving permission).
The only downside is that the phones are pretty expensive to buy, with the cheapest phone being a little dinky flip phone that costs $250 (The cheapest iPhone costs $500), but Best Buy will let you trade in your old phone (and other electronics) towards the cost of a new phone.
Even though the phone is expensive, and you do have to pay a $36 one-time fee, the entire phone service is free. Not only is it free, but you get unlimited talk AND text AND 1GB of data, or for just $10/month you can get UNLIMITED DATA too. Not even the cheap walmart plans have unlimited data. You can get unlimited everything for just $120 an entire year, or unlimited talk and text for literally nothing. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! If you add one more lines, the student line gets another year FOR FREE. This is really good if you’re fed up with AT&T or Verizon and want to switch to Sprint, you essentially get one of your lines for free for 2+ years if you’re on a family plan and can really help you save money!
This is good for college kids who maybe can’t afford to pay for a phone AND service plan, or for families who are looking to reduce phone plans or maybe can’t afford to have everyone own a cell phone.
Even though the phones are expensive, they end up paying for themselves. For instance, in my family we pay almost $170/month on Verizon for 2 iPhones which is almost $2,040/year. If I traded in my current iPhone and bought a new iPhone 5S for $650, that would cut our phone bill by almost HALF, which is more than enough to cover the cost of buying a new iPhone.
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE DETAILS HERE AND HERE
SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE!
Please make me this for christmas
First Look at Miyazaki’s New Manga
The 72-year-old legend, Hayao Miyazaki, has said to retire after his latest film, The Wind Rises, releases. Well, The Wind Rises was released in June of Japan and will release early next year in the United States, but it seems like Miyazaki is enjoying his “retirement,” by working on something new: a manga based off of samurai in the Warring States era of Japan. No word on this manga releasing soon, but it’s a promising bit of info for those wanting more from Miyazaki, post-directing!
Here is a looping animated gif of 'The Naaah’. Keep an eye out for the full Planet Eleven animation coming soon and catch up with the rest of the Planet animations from the Illustrated Aliens here.
Guess Whoooo? ME! Tattoo by Alana Robbie at Freaks & Geeks Tattoo.