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anonymous asked:

Do you think you could find some established relationship fics? Like a slice of life, and maybe some smut in there? (No kids though)

message 2: The last ask was for sterek btw

Heyyy love! I really really enjoy established relationship fics 😍 so here are my favourites! I also have a tag for it! You can find it in my “additional tags” in “AUs and other categories”. Enjooy

Remember Me

Summary: When Stiles wakes up he sees a pair of eyebrows knitted together. He blinks and a blurry face comes into view. The face looks angry, no, furious.

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Service Weapon

Summary: It is 100% against Beacon Hills Sheriff’s Office policy to allow two officers engaged in a romantic relationship to be partners. It is also 100% accurate that no one else on the force can last more than three days in a car with Stiles without begging for either a ball gag or the sweet release of death.

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whatever you want (but you’re gonna have to ask me)

Summary: Stiles has a fantastic boyfriend and absolutely no sex life. He is not okay with this. (Or, the implementation of Stiles’ Secret Seduction Plan™)

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we knew the hands of the devil

Summary: Derek will never forget the sound Stiles makes when the alphas take him.

It’s small, so soft a human never would have caught it, but to Derek it’s as loud as cannon fire; a quick, panicked intake of air that’s not a shout, not a scream. It’s desperate and frightened and almost Derek’s name and it hurts him to the core. Derek roars as Kali lifts Stiles off the bed, the boy struggling against her hold like an oversized doll come to life. Derek fights against the twins, red mist boiling in his vision, fury and terror pumping through his veins.

“Say goodbye, Derek,” Kali says softly, triumphantly. “You’ll never see him again.”

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don’t carry it all

Summary: There had been, Stiles tells his father carefully, a mix-up at Deaton’s. ‘A mix-up,’ his father says flatly, and Stiles says, ‘yeah.’ Maybe 'mix-up’ was the wrong word to use. 'A flub of extraordinary proportions,’ maybe, or, 'a fuck-up the likes of which you’ve never seen,’ or maybe even, 'a crazy stupid amount of magic that ricocheted off Deaton’s ward, mutated, and turned me into a girl.’ Scott hadn’t stopped laughing until Stiles kneed him in the balls, which had been oddly satisfying. Allison had given him a high-five.

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Threaded through a needle, tied into a knot

Summary: In hindsight, maybe waiting until their wedding night to bring up the whole knotting thing wasn’t the best idea.

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Forget Me Not | Jughead Jones

Originally posted by bansheesandhellhounds


Pairing: Jughead x Reader

Description: After an accident you wake up with temporary memory loss and can’t remember being in love with your boyfriend.

Warnings: mentions of a crash, basically the whole thing is based on someone losing their memory temporarily. 

Word Count: 2026

A/N: first of all i am v v v sorry if this isn’t 100% accurate but it was an idea playing around in my head so i just took things from what i know and shows ive watched. i also wrote half of this while i was in a crap mood and the other half when i was v sick so it might not be the greatest but it’s something. also forgot my tags list on this one i’m the worst. and i almost didn’t wannt post this bc i’m a lil iffy on it and don’t want to trigger anyone or upset folk but yolo i guess. it’s not too bad ???

Forgetting thing is always annoying. Whether it’s where you put your keys, plans with friends, if you’d taken your dog out - simple things like that. Trying to search your brain to see if you can figure out if you can remember is never anyone’s favourite thing to do but imagine if you couldn’t remember anything at all.

Nothing.

Never mind where the keys were. Imagine what it must be like to not remember anybody, memories and everything you used to know. Imagine having everything you ever knew ripped away from you.

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Grammar & Style: Ways to Tighten Up Your Writing
hannibalsbutchery

 asked: Hello! My problem is writing normal action sentences such as ‘I took a seat next to him,’ or 'Walking down the hall, I shrug on my jacket and turn to say to him, […]’ I’ve been writing for five years, and all of sudden my sentences are seeming awkward to me, like i’m just listing actions with some inner thinking and dialogue in between. Obviously, sentences like these or necessary, but do you have any advice on helping my writing sound less like a list, and less stiff?

Generally you want to limit “ing” verbs like “walking.” Instead you could say, “As we walk down the hall, I shrug on my jacket and turn to say to him…” Here are some other tips!
1) Use active voice - The subject (the one doing the action) should be before the verb (the action), and the object (the one being acted upon) should be after.
Active: “I threw the ball.” The subject (I) is before the verb (threw) and the object (the ball) is after the verb.

Passive: “The ball was thrown by me.” The object (the ball) has moved into the subject position, which is before the verb (thrown), and the subject (I/me) has moved into the object position, after the verb. Remember that active voice can use: is, was, were, and to be. A sentence without an object cannot be passive, but a sentence without a subject can be passive. For example:

“I went outside” has a subject but no object. “The door was opened” has an object but no subject.  How do you tell if a sentence without a subject is passive? A helpful trick I’ve seen is to try adding the words “by zombies” to the end to see.

“I went outside by zombies,” makes no sense, so it isn’t passive.
“The door was opened by zombies," makes perfect sense, so it’s passive.
2) Limit use of verbs that end in "ing” - if you eliminate these words wherever possible, you’ll find that your sentences sound tighter.
“I thought I would win the lottery,” sounds better than, “I kept thinking I would win the lottery.”

“Susan drank everyone’s beer,” sounds better than, “Susan was drinking everyone’s beer.”

3) Limit use of “being verbs” like was/were, is/are, be/been - “I ran errands earlier,” sounds better than, “I was running errands earlier.”

“He arrived first,” sounds better than, “He was the first to arrive.”

4) Limit use of “helping verbs” like has, have, and had - 

“Susan passed out by midnight,” sounds better than, “Susan had passed out by midnight.”
5) Choose precise verbs - verbs (actions) should not only relay the action but also tell us something more:
“He landed first,” is more precise than, “he arrived first.” The verb “arrived” just tells us he showed up, but the verb “landed” tells us he showed up, and that he arrived by plane.

“Susan drank everyone’s beer,” tells us nothing about the situation except that Susan consumed drinks that were not her own. If we change the verb “drank” to “guzzled,” now we imagine Susan as a wild party animal. If we change the verb to “sipped,” Susan becomes more reserved, maybe even hesitant.

6) A good verb shouldn’t need a modifier - on that same note, we could have said:

“Susan hesitantly drank everyone’s beer,” but “hesitantly” is just a modifier for “drank.” It’s telling us how she drank the beer, but using a more precise verb like “sipped” already tells us the action was hesitant. Alternatively, we could have said, “Susan drank everyone’s beer thirstily,” but if we use “guzzled” we already get the idea that she drank a lot and quickly.
7) Use said - for a long time it was popular to encourage writers to use words instead of said, but there are a lot of problems with this:

“Ted landed at ten and drove straight here to the party,” I laughed as I turned to face Erin.

“Straight here?” Erin gasped.

“Seriously,” I replied. “By the time he got here, Susan was passed out.”

“I saw her guzzle at least ten beers,” Erin giggled.

“Well, look what the cat dragged in,” I remarked coolly as Ted wandered onto the patio.

The first problem with that paragraph is that by the second non-said, you’re on the alert for whatever the next non-said will be. It starts to feel a bit like a verbal tennis match.

The second problem with that paragraph is that some of the words used in place of said don’t actually make sense. For example, try speaking a whole sentence while you’re laughing or giggling. It’s really difficult. Both laughter and speech are sounds produced in your larynx, and they can’t both come out at the same time. You can have laughter that is broken up by speech, or speech that is broken up by laughter, but never both at the same time. So, if someone intermittently laughs while they’re trying to talk, it might be accurate to say that they “laughed” something, but only then, and that should happen rarely.

Most of the time it’s better to just use “said,” and remember, it isn’t always necessary to tag the dialogue..
8) Avoid adjective overuse: 
When Sarah arrived at the party, she nervously entered the crowded smoke-filled room, which was deafeningly loud thanks to the speakers blasting music.

There’s a lot of information there. Perhaps too much. Some of it can be eliminated with better word choices, and in some cases we can show things instead of stating them:

When Sarah arrived at the party, she crept into the room and peered through the cigarette haze toward an unoccupied spot near the wall. The music pounded in her ears as she pushed through the throng of dancing revelers. As long as no one bothered her, maybe she would make it through the night.

Well, that’s not great, but it’s better. “Crept” and “peering” indicate her hesitance, along with her desire to get away from the crowd and be left alone. The “cigarette haze” shows us that the room is smoke-filled, the music pounding in her ears tells us the music is loud without saying so, and the “throng” of people she has to push through shows us the room is crowded.


Hope that helps! :)
  • me, remembering jedtavius otp: oh yeah cool but none of the fics really match cowboy history i mean when i looked through them i found myself looking for a more accurate cowboy hist-
  • me, suddenly vividly remembering what 'accurate' cowboy history actually was: [shoves breadsticks into my bag] nope these fics are fine gonna look in that AU tag haha nope

Being an abuse survivor is so rough.
The mental health care system in this country is shit when it comes to C-PTSD, and I don’t want to burden any of my friends with what is outside the scope of a friendship.
I wish I could rest and accurately remember and know what is real and what isn’t.
I wish I knew how to properly help myself without injury.
I wish I could fall asleep.

BTS REACTION: Another Member Is/Was Your Bias

Seokjin (Jin):

“(Y/N) (Y/L/N)! Do you wish to explain yourself?” He screamed once he saw your phone background. Had it been him, or you, or your family, or his whole band, he wouldn’t have minded the slightest bit. He would’ve thought it was cute.

But having Yoongi as your phone background was unacceptable. What did exactly the ball of sleepy grumpiness have that your boyfriend didn’t?

“I can explain!” You panicked before even knowing what was going on. He showed you the background with a glare on his face and you sighed, “Okay, I can’t explain.”

“Why is Yoongi your background? Have you not seen this- “He pointed to his face, “Handsomeness? What is wrong with you?”

“I HAVE A THING FOR QUIET AND UNAMUSED GUYS, OKAY?!” You screamed while laughing at your boyfriend’s ridiculous jealousy.

“You want quiet and unamused? I’ll give you quiet and unamused!” He snapped and walked away while grumbling under his breath.

Originally posted by bts-gfx

Yoongi (Suga):

“I have a serious question,” Jungkook declared one day while he, you, Yoongi and Hoseok were stuck in the dorms, playing video games aimlessly while the other members had a schedule. You shrugged and sat up straighter, “Shoot.”

“Who was your bias before you met us?”

You swallowed hard and widened your eyes with a nervous smile resting on your face, “Why so curious all of the sudden, Jungkookie?”

The young boy glared at you playfully before continuing to pester you about it, “So your bias wasn’t Yoongi.”

“Wait, what?!” A certain silver haired rapper piped up in pure disbelief, “I WASN’T your bias? How? Have you seen me?”

You sighed and shook your head but Jungkook wasn’t satisfied just yet, “Who was it? It was me, right? It was definitely me.”

“It wasn’t you,” Yoongi snapped before looking at you, his voice getting softer all of the sudden, “Right? Tell me it wasn’t Jungkook or, like, Taehyung.”

“It was…” You took a deep breath and closed your eyes so you wouldn’t see the look of betrayal in your boyfriend’s eyes, “Hoseok.”

Silence took over the dorms before Hoseok jumped up and started running around the room, screaming his lungs out in happiness. You opened your eyes and your boyfriend was quick to ask, “Why Hoseok?”

You stared at the energetic boy as he continued screaming, “I honestly can’t remember. It seems so bizarre right now.”

Originally posted by yoongijae

Hoseok (J-Hope):

You were calmly sat on your bed, scrolling through Tumblr and occasionally reblogging gifs or photos or extremely accurate fake quotes about your boyfriend’s band. Running a blog about BTS was difficult with Hoseok constantly following your every movement and now that you finally were home alone, you had the chance to update your blog to your heart’s content.

You were just scrolling through Namjoon’s tag when Hoseok’s voice scared you, “What are you doing?”

Your heart stopped for a moment and you couldn’t stop yourself from flinching before you snapped at him, “NEVER do that again.”

“Geesh, fine,” The hyper boy rolled his eyes before turning his attention to your laptop screen, “What are you doing in Namjoon’s tag? Why not mine?”

How do you explain to your boyfriend that he isn’t your bias in his band because you just genuinely love his leader’s honey like voice? Especially if your boyfriend is overly emotional and attached.

“Nothing,” You answered quicker than you should’ve as you slammed the laptop shut. Your boyfriend picked up the hint and narrowed his eyes at you, “Am I not your bias in BTS? If so, breathe.”

As much as you wanted to hold your breath to prove a point you breathed and he glared at you, “I thought you loved me!”

“I do love you, Hobi!” You quickly exclaimed, hugging him in panic, “I just like Namjoon’s voice, a lot.”

Hoseok considered it for a moment before shrugging, “Can I join you? He’s so freaking amazing. The non-Namjoon stans are missing out on something great, I’m telling you.” He settled in next to you, reopened your laptop and started scrolling through the tag with you enthusiastically, leaving you confused.

Originally posted by hyperhoseok

Namjoon (Rap Monster):

“You could have at least tried to hide the fact that Jimin used to be your bias, you know,” Namjoon spoke up as he sipped his coke, “To save my feelings.”

“Sorry, I thought you wanted to know,” You snapped back. He knew full well that he had asked you who your bias was.

Namjoon sighed, “You know, I don’t really care who your bias was as long as they were from BTS, right? It just shows who seemed to fit your standards and ideal type and the spot of your idol the best and nothing else. It doesn’t who actually fits them. Your bias is your bias and I don’t really care that it wasn’t me,” He continued speaking calmly as if to calm you down, “If it seemed to you that Jimin is a great artist and an amazing man then so be it. I can’t blame you.”

You smiled, glad that your boyfriend was taking the news so calmly before he spoke up again, “But seriously, why was Jimin your bias? What does he have that I don’t? Like, I can rap, I can sing and I am the leader. What does he have? Sure, he can sing and dance but that’s about it.”

With a roll of your eyes, you left the room but he called after you, “(Y/N)! COME BACK HERE! I NEED ANSWERS! WHY WASN’T I YOUR BIAS??? (Y/N)!!!”

Originally posted by bwiyomi

Jimin:

The moans and kisses sounding from your and Jimin’s room were cut short when Taehyung burst through the door and exclaimed, “OH MY GOD! IS IT TRUE, (Y/N)?!”

Jimin threw his head back in frustration before climbing off of you and glaring at his friend, “Taehyung, might I know why you came here when we’re very obviously busy with something that doesn’t include you?”

“Oh but it does include you!” Taehyung wasn’t even bothered by the fact that he had caught you and Jimin getting it on, both of you stark naked. Instead his eyes were wide with childish giddiness as though he had just got the new toy he had been whining about for months, “I just found out that I am your girlfriend’s bias.”

“I don’t care that-WHAT?!” Jimin yelled before his glare settled on you instead. You groaned and rolled your eyes, “Yeah, he’s my bias. He’s a good entertainer, can you blame me really? Now kick him out so we could resume to what we were doing.”

Despite the younger one’s protests, Jimin kicked the boy out and locked the door before continuing to glare at you, “You wish to explain yourself, sweetheart?”

“What? He’s good looking and a great entertainer. I can’t choose what my fangirl senses want, Jimin.”

“Oh well,” Jimin calmed down before a smirk appeared on his face, “But I bet I could make you change your mind about him being your bias,” And he crawled over you in an almost threatening manner before attacking you with kisses, “I’ll make you forget his name, just watch me.” FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE SINNED

Originally posted by sugutie

Taehyung (V):

“Truth or dare, (Y/n)?” Namjoon asked, getting tired of the game despite it having lasted only five rounds so far. Considering all weird dares, the boys had made each other do, you replied, “Truth.”

Groans sounded throughout the room and Jimin even called out, “Buzzkill,” but Yoongi made everyone calm down, “Guys, even a truth can be interesting,” He looked at you with a dangerous glint in his eyes, “And I have just the question for that.”

You mentally prayed but nodded before he asked, “Who was you bias before you started dating Taehyung and why?”

All boys leaned forward to hear you better, even Taehyung who was seated right next to you. Squeezing your eyes shut you replied, “It was Jungkook.”

The look of victory on the maknae’s face as well as the look of pure defeat on your boyfriend’s made you want to both roll your eyes and laugh at them. Jungkook jumped up and started doing a little victory dance before Hoseok pulled him back to his seat. The maknae smirked and winked at you before asking, “And why was I your bias?”

He was obviously expecting a juicy response, one that would benefit him. But you couldn’t lie to him, “You were so cute with your little bunny cheeks and teeth and I just- “You shrugged with a smile. His face dropped and rolled his eyes, “Wow, ways to insult a guy!”

“YOU WERE LIKE TWELVE! LIVE WITH IT!” You snapped at him but he continued to point anyways as Taehyung laughed at his face.

Originally posted by jeonsshi

Jungkook:

“Sweetheart, I have something to ask you,” Jungkook spoke quietly as the two of you were curled up on the grass outside in the park. You didn’t think anything of it and only hummed in response, letting him know you were listening to him.

“The ARMY have been sending those tweets and edits about you and Seokjin-hyung. Apparently (Ship name) is a thing now, and that kind of made me wonder,” Your boyfriend continued hesitantly, “You wouldn’t leave me for him, right?”

“Of course I wouldn’t leave you for Seokjin,” You replied, feeling almost insulted that he’d even think that. He sighed in relief before speaking, “And I’m your bias, right? I mean, I know that when we first met you had another bias but now I am that, right?”

“Of course, Jungkookie,” You replied easily, telling the truth, but that didn’t seem to satisfy his cravings for information, “But who was your bias before we met?”

You had feared the question. Jungkook had the tendency to take past happening too seriously and you were afraid he would freak out knowing who your bias had been.

“You can tell me. It won’t change a thing, I swear,” He confirmed, rolling onto his side to stare at you. You sighed before nodding, “It was Seokjin.”

“Seriously?” The maknae asked, not believing his ears, “Seokjin-hyung? Why even-?”

“That’s all in the past now, baby,” You replied quietly, “I only have eyes for you now.”

The boy smiled before kissing your cheek, “You always know what to say. But please, never tell Seokjin-hyung about him being your bias. It would just boost his ego and it’s already too high for his own good.”

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

Hakyeon’s reaction when read my “Hakyeon’s skin tone is beautiful” note! aidusduasiudhais I CAN’T EVEN :’D

(Update) Guys, thanks for bringing this up again! Two days ago someone reblogged this photo and now more people are doing the same. I’m so happy because there are fans who like Hakyeon just the way he is ♥ I’m remembering the feeling of looking at him in the eyes and seeing happiness and gratitude. He’s a angel, I love him much and I’m sure you all do! So, I’ll use these tags on twitter : #학연이피부톤은아름다워요 (most accurate translation ) #HakyeonsSkinToneIsBeautiful and If you guys want to join me~~~ maybe he can see that and know that we love our hot chocolate cha cha ♥

I feel like the more people try to understand the sex spectrum (yes, it is also a spectrum), the less they actually understand it. By now a lot of people are aware of the difference between biological sex and psychological gender and they are trying to point it out and be more inclusive. The intent is great, the science… not so much. Not your fault, most of you weren’t taught this stuff and just haven’t researched it yet. I’ll try to explain. For example people know that women as a category are at lower risk of cardiovascular diseases. For years when we said “women” we only meant “cis women” which excluded some people. Then people started saying “people with vaginas are at lower risk for cardiovascular disease” but it wasn’t an improvement because they don’t understand why that statistical piece even exists. Women as a category are at lower risk for cardiovascular disease because statistically they have higher estrogen levels and estrogen is known to protect blood vessels. Vaginas have nothing to do with it because vaginas don’t form because of high estrogen levels, but because of low testosterone levels. So vagina is an indicator of low testosterone levels at gestation and not an indication of high estrogen levels after birth. All people with high estrogen levels will have some level of protection from cardiovascular disease. That includes some (I’d say majority of) cis women, trans women who take estrogen, trans men who aren’t on HRT, nonbinary people with high estrogen levels for any reason, and intersex people with high estrogen levels for any reason. That will exclude (vast majority of) cis men, trans men on HRT, nonbinary and intersex people with low estrogen, cis women with low estrogen (due to hysterectomy for example) and if I’m not wrong cis women after menopause. As you can see these two groups vary a lot in genders and health factors. This can be applied to most health statistics actually, because “men VS women” often comes down to “testosterone VS estrogen”. For example the well-known fact that men are on average stronger than women comes down to “testosterone encourages muscle growth”. Sometimes the statistics does talk about primary sex characteristics, such as uteri cancer for example (which you can only get if you have a uterus) but often enough it’s all about hormones. And the funniest thing is, there’s a ton of diversity in hormone levels even among cis, non-intersex people! A lot of cis, non-intersex women have hairy bodies, low voices and “masculine” figures. A lot of cis non-intersex men are skinny, have hairless bodies and high voices. All those statistics will be hardly applicable to them along with intersex and transgender people. So next time you say that binary sex is not at least partially a social construct, remember this. And remember this when making those statistics and awareness posts. Take five minutes to research it and make your post accurate. No one will sue you if you will get it wrong, but if you will get it right it will benefit a lot of people. Remember that sex is a spectrum (at least in modern humans since natural selection no longer applies to us 100%), biology is complicated and all people are very different. And stay curious.

chevko  asked:

Wait. Actual holocaust survivors are saying that Trump's like another Hitler? I hadn't heard it like that, just that Jews were comparing him to Hitler. I'm not trying to make it less than it is, because this is actually quite terrifying and he cannot take office, but I just hadn't heard it reported like that.

Yup. Including Anne Frank’s stepsister.

And as I noted, what makes Trump supporters even worse than those who helped Hitler come into power is that we have an example from history of just what happens when someone with these ideologies comes into power, whereas 1930s Germany didn’t have that to look back on until after it happened. People back then also said things like, “Oh, he’s only saying all these things to appeal to [insert demographic here],” just like some are saying now of Trump.

What many people forget when they start throwing around terms like Nazi, and fascist, and comparing people to Hitler based on no criteria other than not liking someone is that those are actual political ideologies that can be quantified, and that Hitler did indeed preach a singular brand of poison; when the terms are tossed around lightly by the ignorant, then when people who actually know what they’re talking about (i.e. Holocaust survivors, or people who have done course work in Holicaust Liturature–like I have) warn of them, it’s heard as simply more “name-calling,” when no, it’s a real and dire warning.

And yeah, it’s all there with Trump and his followers. Including the bit about special badges for a religious/ethnic minority, that he plans to “round up” certain groups of people “humanely,” and on and on. (The Nazis claimed they were merely “relocating” the Jews they rounded up to areas that needed repopulating. It wasn’t until later that the death camps became common knowledge.) If you change a few names here and there (with the main focus on Muslims and Mexicans instead of Jews), Mein Kampf reads very much like a Trump manifesto. The only thing missing is that I haven’t heard Trump pounding home that he is “defending Christianity” the way Hitler did, but his followers–including professional disgrace to humanity and evangelical fundamentalist leader Pat Robertson, and a huge chunk of the “religious right” in general–fill that gap in quite nicely.

To those who think, “That could never happen here,” I offer a few snippets from an interview conducted post-war by Jewish scholar Martin Mayer, from his book, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-1945 (the book is a collection of interviews with rank-and-file Germans who had joined the Nazi party for reasons ranging from earnest belief to self-preservation–None of them knew he was Jewish until the book was published):

“If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and the smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked if, let us say, the gassing of the Jews in “43” had come immediately after the “German Firm” stickers on the windows of non-Jewish shops in “33”. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C?  And so on to Step D.”

Until finally…

“You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany, could not have imagined.”

“Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing). You remember those early meetings of your department in the university when, if one had stood, others would have stood, perhaps, but no one stood. A small matter, a matter of hiring this man or that, and you hired this one rather than that. You remember everything now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair.

I could go on, but the link above and my “rob gets political” and “rob talks about fascism” tags should present it pretty well.

INTJ's Memorization System

INTJ has an interesting mind. Although I personally despise memorization technique to study, I found out that my fellow INTJs and me share similar techniques of memorization.

Some people say that technique is a “Mind Palace” technique, but it’s different. Rather than using a real, vivid imagination to memorize things, INTJ tend to rely on the combination of traits: Intuition, Abstract thinking function, Imagination, and a little bit of Feeling/Sensing function to memorize things. We call it “abstract tags”.

Every word/phrase/expression has a different vibration and different “tag”; each unique to different individuals. INTJ’s brain automatically recognize unique pattern/vibration of each word/phrase/expression and save it inside their database. When asked about that particular thing, their brains will unconsciously search for the “abstract tags” and find the answer. This way, they could accurately remember things precisely. It’s also the reason why INTJ sometimes able to preserve things in their memory much longer than anybody else. 

Since it’s abstract tags we’re talking about, the amount of tag we could make is infinite. As long as our senses and minds able to distinguish similar tags, we can remember basically anything we want.

Abstract tag has the least “data size” (it’s abstract, so it’s lightweight. If you connect real things, that tag only has already contained information, which increases the data size to memorize). That’s why INTJ seems to be knowledgeable and able to think fast, deep and thorough but still able to maintain their “happiness” or multitask easily.

I hypothesize that one of the reason why INTJ is a perfect system builder is because of this tag system. They can easily connect each tag and make a cloud of tag without confusing themselves about the information contained in each tag. It’s probably the source of their smart jokes, brilliant ideas and sarcasm.

The only disadvantage of this system is when our minds are exhausted enough not to concentrate as usual. Since it’s abstract (and basically unexplainable) tags, we could forget it when we’re exhausted, or confuse ourselves with other similar tags. When exhausted, we also unable to create a proper tag.

*This is some kind of realization after studying for exam*

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Glee, Santana/Brittany. Part One - 12k words

Dogs are a good judge of character; Brittany’s always believed this about them. They have an accurate sense of good and evil and who’s worthwhile and who isn’t, so if one of her dogs doesn’t like someone, chances are Brittany won’t like them either.

So she’s kind of shocked when Ein completely bypasses her and heads straight for Santana, tail still wagging as he barks happily up at her.

anonymous asked:

serious steven

Serious Steven: Is there anything that you take a little too seriously?

Probably shipping.

Here is an accurate GIF of me searching for Jaspidot in any and every SU episode:

However! It’s really important to remember not everyone is going to agree or like your ship. Hell, I have friends who ship my NOTP, but we’re still close. So, it does bother me when people take shipping too far. I mean, dang, ya’ll, it’s a cartoon.

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It’s time for another cosplay progress report for the Barís costume from Sansukh! I have now completed the bum roll and the bodice for the undergown. You will note that the bum roll I made is about half the size of an actual period-accurate one, but since the silhouette of the gowns worn by the dwarrowdams of Erebor was not as full at the hips as a true renaissance gown, I figured that’s fitting. The straps for the undergown bodice are also JUST a touch long, but if I shorten them then I lose all freedom of movement, so I figure I’ll just go with the length they are, and remember than length difference when i pattern the overgown.

Next step is to drape the muslin for the lining of the undergown skirt, to check the pattern I’ve created. If that works, then I’ll sew and attach both layers of the skirt for the undergown. I don’t have enough jacquard to be able to afford an error on the skirt, though, so it’s crucial to work everything out in muslin first.

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Disney Cookbook:

  • Title: Apple For The Teacher Cupcakes
  • Fandom: Snow White

Information:

  • Yield: 10
  • There are multiple Disney-related recipes posted under my ‘disney cookbook’ tag.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Note: For a 'poison apple’ feel you can replace certain parts of this recipe such as the filling or the cupcake 'mix’. However, when doing so, remember that the bake times may no longer be accurate for your cupcakes. (Ingredients that turn the insides green/black/blue/yellow/blood red would look more poisonous.)

Ingredients: 

  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated finely
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 currants or chocolate chips (to look like pips)
  • Red fondant
  • 10 pieces of straight pretzels
  • 10 mint green jelly diamonds or leaves

Directions:

  • Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180°C and line a cupcake tray with red cupcake liners.
  • Step 2 - Sift the flour into a medium bowl, then add a pinch of salt and the caster sugar. In a jug, combine the vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, grated apple apple juice and vanilla extract. Add to the dry mixture and stir to only just combine. It will be thick and puffy. Spoon into the prepared pans and then drop the currants in-about three currants or choc chips per cupcake will do. Then cover with the remaining batter to reach three quarters of the way up.
  • Step 3 - Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Step 4 - Roll out the red fondant and find a round cutter that fits the tops of the cupcakes and cut out rounds. Smooth the tops over with overheard projection film-I cut up a sheet into rectangles and gently rub the fondant to become smooth. Stick a piece of pretzel into the top and using a little gentle pressure, stick the leaf onto the fondant just next to the pretzel.