ontinetine asked:

Dear TumblrDad, I have been reading your stuff since I was in elementary school (yikes yikes yikes my parents were irresponsible and let me run free on the Internet). Now I'm in college and an adult (also yikes). Anyway, I was wondering if you had any advice for how to keep myself as chill as possible during finals week? I have this tendency to make dying whale noises and/or shut down.

Hey, don’t underestimate dying whale noises. Dying whale noises are very cathartic. :D 

Honestly? Remember that in five years, what you got on a final exam won’t matter, even if you failed it. 

Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, eat regularly, and study; when you’re tired of studying, do something else for ten or twenty minutes. If you feel stressed, stop and ask yourself, HALT? Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired? (A and L are hardest to fix, but at least you’ll know why you’re stressing out.) 

Most of the time there’s nothing you can do about a final exam until you’re in it. It’s hard to teach yourself to accept that and not freak out before and after, and if you have anxiety or depression that can complicate matters, but as much as you can, remind yourself that you’re doing what you can until the event, and afterwards it’ll be over.

Good luck – you’ve got a while before finals yet, by my calculations, so why not study a bit now? :D

i was tagged by the totally awesome takingbackbrandon but it’s taken me an eternity to do this bc i’m an awful procrastinator 9 times out of ten so here we go! 

name: abby 
nicknames: abs, abigator 
birthday: the end of june
gender: female 
sexual orientation: straight
height: about 5'8" or 5'9" depending on the shoes? 
favourite colour: blue or green, probably 
time and date at current moment: dec 21, 10:31 pm 
average hours of sleep: hahahaha, let’s not talk about the last week and the whole no sleeping thing normally it’s about six or seven? on a good night? 
last thing I googled: brown recluse spider (i was freaking out and being paranoid about a gigantic brown spider that was chilling in my car) 
first thing that comes to mind: i’m about to finish my binge-watch of The 100 and i’m really sad bc lincoln, man
one place that makes me happy: swimming pools always make me happy–the smell of chlorine is magical. coffee shops are also wonderful, as well. 
how many blankets i sleep under: i always have a comforter, but usually another warmer blanket in the winter (like right now it’s the tardis blanket i got from supercana91 because dude it’s so warm)
favourite fictional character: it’s a hard call, but derek hale or blaine anderson. also bellamy blake as of this week.
animation: ughhhh, so many of them. danny phantom was my forever love as a kid, but any interpretation of dick grayson is guaranteed to be flawless. 
tvshow: again, this is more difficult than it should be– i love a lot of shows. right now, though, it would probably be in the flesh, arrow, and the 100
favourite beverage: is it boring if i say water? or unsweet tea, probably.
favourite food: pasta. of any kind. 
last movie I saw in cinemas: mockingjay, i think. 
dream holiday: going back to england. or actually getting to new york. i have all these vacations planned up soon, though (like new mexico and maybe Iceland??)
dream wedding: i’m honestly not super concerned with weddings? i’d rather put money on something practical and long term, tbh. 
dream job: editor/publisher for one of the larger publishing houses. alternatively, working with a non-profit or paper would be swell. 

hmmm, and now tagging people has to happen? um, go for it, guys: livingxdeadxpandaontinetinesupercana91jenn-mousetriplecelticspiralave-aria, and anyone who feels up to it. <3 

92 truths

Rules: When you get tagged, you gotta write a note with 92 truths about yourself. After that, you’re supposed to tag some people. You also gotta tag the person who tagged you.

What was your…
1. Last beverage: Hot Chocolate
2. Last phone call: a co-worker
3. Last text: my friend Amanda
4. Last song: Dear Ophelia- Abney Park
5. Last time I cried: I had a giant awful blowout fight with my folks yesterday and then a panic attack which turned into tears.

Have you ever…
6. Dated someone twice: yes
7. Been cheated on: I think so
8. Kissed anyone and regretted it: yes
9. Lost someone special: yes 
10. Been depressed: yes and it sucks
11. Been drunk and threw up: no

List three favorite colors:
12. Black
13. Purple
14. Lime green

In the last year have you…
15. Made a new friend: Yes
16. Fallen out of love: In, not out
17. Laughed until you cried: YES
18. Met someone who changed you: yes
19. Found out who your true friends are: yes
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yeah
21. Kissed anyone on your FB list: No

22. How many people do you know on your FB list: In real life?  Most.  If you count the internet, all.
23. Do you have any pets: yes I have a rabbit
24. Do you want to change your name: working on it
25. What did you do for your last birthday party: I was in the hospital.  Along with several other young women with eating disorders, I ate cake and talked about my feelings.
26. What time did you wake up today: 7:48 am
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping
28. Something you cannot wait for: Christmas and seeing my friends Amanda, Lauren, Chelsea
(Where the hell is 29?)
30. Last time you saw your mother: I see her right now
31. One thing you wish you could change about your life: I wish I never had an eating disorder
32. What are you listening to now: Panic! at the Disco
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now: Nothing currently; it’s nice.
35. Most viewed webpage: Tumblr
37. Nickname: boos-girl, Tor, HRH PITA, Tauriel
38. Relationship Status: Hella single
39. Zodiac sign: Leo
41. Elementary: School?  Awful, I got bullied.
42. Middle/Highschool: awful/marginally less awful
43. College: In the middle of transferring
44. Hair color: Light brown
45. Long or short: …hair?  As short as possible.
46. Height: 5’5”
47. Do you have a crush on someone: Yes.
48. What do you like about yourself: I like my eyes, hair, and writing ability.  Also I have a nice ass.
49. Tattoos: not yet/
50. Right or left handed: right
52. First piercing: Ears
53. First best friend: Emma
54. First sport you joined: Gymnastics
55. First vacation: Kansas?
56. First pair of trainers: Like… sneakers?  Do people keep track of this?

Right now:
58. Eating: nothing
60. Drinking: Water
61. About to watch: Nothing!
62. Listening to: Now it’s Fall Out Boy 
63. Waiting for: Christmas 
64. Want kids: Ahahahaha no
65. Get married: If I find the right person
66. Career: I have two more shifts at a pizza place and then I go back to school so.

Which is better…
67. Lips or eyes: Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses: Hugs
69. Shorter or taller: taller
70. Older or younger: Honestly not something I pay much attention to, but legally (and in terms of my interests) I can only go one year younger
71. Romantic or spontaneous: Both
72. Nice stomach or arms: Stomach
73. Loud or sensitive: sensitive
75. Troublemaker or hesitant: Neither?

Have you ever…
76. Kissed a stranger: no
77. Drank hard liquor: I had a little once and now I don’t do anything harder than wine, ever.
78. Lost glasses/contact lenses: nope
80. Broken someone’s heart: I’m usually not in a position to ask in the situations where it’s a possibility. 
82. Been arrested: nope
83. Turned someone down: yes
84. Cried when someone died: oh yeah
85. Fallen for a friend: absolutely 

Do you believe in…
86. Yourself: Increasingly
87. Miracles: No.
88. Love at first sight: not really
89. Heaven: No
90. Santa: Always
91. Kiss on the first date: depends 
92. Angels: I believe in flawed people who act angelic

I was tagged by: peppermintlourry

I tag: android-teachingthehumanities​, certifiedtherapycat​, swiggyswootycominfordatbooty​, ontinetineradiantlyrecover-ed​, gay-tivity​, teafective​, and buildingbirbhouses

Okay, it might because it’s fucking late and I have had enough caffeine to last for a lifetime in the last 24 hours but you guys are great and I am eternally glad I met you and I love you a lot and I am not sure if I tell you that often enough.
So here, have my love and gratitude and adoration.

ontinetine asked:

Humans of New York posted a picture of a little girl with blonde curls who's wearing a rainbow outfit. May or may not actually be for Pride, but as soon as I saw the picture, I thought Dot.

As well you should, given Dot’s terrifying rainbow nightmare outfit in The Pride Goeth. (Okay, the outfit is not that bad. And yes, I am pimping HAP’s MPU story because it is one of my favorite things.) I love how frequently people let me know about blonde children. Because I too have a “must be Dot!” reaction to certain blonde kids. Not all of them, just some. 

Let us hope Steve and Bucky make it very clear that outfits in which you look like you are throwing up rainbows, those are saved for special occasions. Like Pride and noothertimeevertheend. Because not even Steve would send his child to school like that. 

(Tony will encourage Dot’s more painful sartorial choices whenever possible, because it makes Bucky’s eyes cross, and that is worth it to him.)


Alright. So, if Kristin does this for me, I guess it means that I owe her one too.

Anyway, meme as follows.

  • Your name and username. 
  • Where you’re from. 
  • Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY. 
  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? 
  • What’s the bug, that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What do you say to address a group of friends?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
  • Be a wizard or a vampire?
  • How old are you?
  • Is it cold where you are?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What color are your eyes?
  • Do you have freckles? 
  • When is your birthday?
  • What was the last thing you drank?
  • Would you rather: Have a million dollars or a million friends? Eat a taco or a quesadilla? Be a shark or an elephant? 
  • Do you speak a second language? Say something in it. 
  • What do you call gym shoes? 
  • What do you call your grandparents? 
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? 
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with? 
  • Choose a book and read a passage from it.
  • Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?
  • End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.


ontinetine replied to your post: I currently tutor a kindergartener (helping him learn to read mostly) and I am just floored at how much he has already absorbed arbitrary gender roles

The young kids at my daycare have very ingrained gender roles. However, the 9-11 year olds don’t. In a convo about the Avengers the other day: three year old girl said, “That’s a boy movie!” Ten year old boy said, “No, it’s a GOOD movie!”

Man, I want to meet the adult in that boy’s life who taught him that, because they are doing something right. 

ontinetine, i thought you should know that today when i was taking one of my exams, my professor gave us our blue books with stickers of superheroes on them. mine happened to be captain america. i don’t know how that test went (it was my law class, so mehhhh), but i definitely felt better having cap with me.