10 books that stayed with you


1. We are here to help you.
2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
3. The dress code will be enforced.
4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
6. We expect more of you here.
7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
9. Your locker combination is private.
10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.


1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
6. We are enforcing the dress code.
7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
10. We want to hear what you have to say.

Tips for Dealing with Mental Health Problems

1. Know what your triggers are – certain people, comments or situations – and try to avoid those as much as possible. Be especially alert to anything or anyone that causes your mood to plummet.

2. Focus on the things you enjoy doing in life rather than on things that create pressure and stress. Make sure you schedule time for these in your day – even if it’s only a 10 minute workout or reading a few pages of your magazine or book.

3. Make a playlist of favourite songs that lift your mood, or that help to calm your mind.

4. Establish a support network – good friends and family members who will be there for you, no matter what. Don’t be afraid to reach out to, and contact, these people if you feel you are spiralling down.

5. Choose to spend time with positive, accepting, nurturing people – and stay away from people who don’t understand, or are critical of, mental health concerns.

6. Try and get some exercise as it releases “feel good” hormones and can change the way you feel. Also, pay attention to the kinds of foods you eat.

7. Establish and respect your own personal boundaries. We all have limits – and that includes you, as well. Don’t be afraid to withdraw, or to say “no”. It’s good to know yourself, and to know when “it’s enough”.

8. Be gentle, kind and understanding with yourself. Don’t be harsh, unrealistic or hypercritical. You are fighting a hard battle – so be there for yourself!

Top 10 reasons to read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

#1 Kaz’ first time

“You were first arrested at ten,” he said scanning the pages.

“Everybody remembers their first time.”

#2 Inej’s deepest desires

Inej crossed her arms. One minute he made her blush and the next he made her want to commit murder.

#3 Jesper being reassuring

“Just stay behind me and try not to get killed. Ready?”

Wylan shook his head.

“Then forget that I asked.”

#4 Nina

“It’s just so much easier to kill people than take care of them.”

#5 Ladies discussing their suitors with upmost esteem

“He was afraid for you.”

“Kaz isn’t afraid of anything.”

“You should have seen his face when he brought you to me.”

“I’m a very valuable investment.”

Nina’s jaw dropped. “Tell me he didn’t say that.”

“Of course he did. Well, not the valuable part.”


“How’s Matthias?”

“Also an idiot.”

#6 Kaz being the bastard of the Barrel, the demon full of tricks, the mad man everyone feared  a 17 year old with a crush

“You know i can do it, Kaz, and you know I’m not going to refuse. So why ask?”

Because i’ve been looking for an excuse to talk to you for two days.


He needed to know that she believed in him.

#7 Girl power

“It’s not natural for women to fight.” (Nina)

“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.” (Matthias)

#8 Power of seductress

“Oh, I see. I’m the wicked Grisha seductress. I have beguiled you with my Grisha wiles!” She(Nina) poked him(Matthias) in the chest.

“Stop that.”

“No. I’m beguiling you.”

“Quit it.”

She danced around him in the snow, poking his chest, his stomach, his side. “Goodness! You’re very solid. This is strenuous work.” He started to laugh. “It’s working! The beguiling has begun. The Fjerdan has fallen. You are powerless to resist me.”

#9 Heartbreaking, emotional and painful love declarations

“Maybe I liked your stupid face.”

#10 101 Swearing with Prof. Jesper Fahey

“Prepared to hear the sound of certain doom?” he asked.

“You’ve never heard my father mad.”

“That sense of humor is getting progressively more Barrel-appropriate. If we survive, I’ll teach you how to swear.”

For those of you who might still need some more convincing I made part 2: Top 10 reasons to read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Hey, everyone! So I know it’s a little bit early to be making a masterpost on new year’s resolutions, but I figured, hey, the best time to make a change is now, right? Anyway, here’s some new year’s resolutions for all of you lovely people. Good luck with your resolutions!


1. Read at least 50 books. 

2. Make a new masterpost once a week. 

3. Journal at least once a week. 

4. Spend 10 minutes every day tidying up. 

5. Make the bed every morning. 

6. Learn a new language. 

7. Eat only healthy food. (and vegan bc I’m vegan)

8. Only spend 15 minutes a day on tumblr and 1 hour every weekend. 

9. Write a book. 

10. Get better at graphic design. 

11. Take better studyspo pictures. 

12. Break a bad habit. 

13. Revise for at least half an hour every day. 

14. Stay away from Netflix if you have work to do. 

15. Write down friends’ birthdays and plan something for each one. 

16. Clean the house once a week. 

17. Save water. 

18. Try to be more eco-friendly. 

19. Stick to a budget. 

20. Practice self-care once a week. 

21. Stay organized (keep a planner, bullet journal, etc.)

22. Try to go out once a week. 

23. Avoid procrastination. 

24. Practice discipline and restraint. 

25. Do one nice thing every day (pay a compliment, do something for someone else, etc.)

26. Choose a charity to donate to once a month. 

27. Go running three morning a week. 

28. Stick to an morning routine. 

29. Stick to an after-school routine. 

30. Stick to a night routine. 

31. Wake up earlier. 

32. Try to limit cramming. 

33. Try to limit all-nighters. 

34. Make breakfast and lunch the night before. 

35. Stay active on tumblr. 

36. Try to eat out less. 

37. Cook with family. 

38. Make a savings account and deposit money in it once a month. 

39. Get better at art/be more artistic. 

40. Maintain a 4.0 G.P.A.

41. Start a studygram and post at least once a week. 

42. Start a youtube channel. 

43. Get a pen pal. 

44. Get a pet (I WANT A KITTEN OMG). 

45. Try to see the positive side of every situation. 

46. Stay in contact with mutuals. 

47. Host a giveaway. 

48. Gain more followers. 

49. Read inspiring news stories. 

50. Clean out my email inbox. 

51. Get rid of spam emails and unwanted social media outlets. 

52. Use coupons/deals more often. 

53. Get over physical insecurities/learn to love yourself. 

54. Get a better wardrobe. 

That’s all I can think of for now, but if anyone thinks of any more, feel free to reblog this post with suggestions! hugs, mel

Every Fangirl's Most Likely Future...
  • Me: *Reads a book*
  • Me: *Joins its fandom*
  • Me: *Stays up all night reading the books again*
  • Me: *Spends the whole day reading fanfics and blogging about the fandom even though there's an exam the next day*
  • Me: *Fails the exam*
  • Me: *Ends up living with parents unemployed 10 years later*
  • Me: .....
  • Me: My life's a mess.
My friend texted me late one night and was wondering 10 reasons to keep living. This is what I told her.
  • sometimes nights will feel cold and empty when there’s no reason for it. live for these nights. embrace them. dance in them. do what you need to feel complete again, make tea, watch movies, write poetry and wear your prettiest pajamas. and when they are over, rejoice because you made yourself feel whole again. you did that. live for the nights in which you heal yourself.
  • words have more power than you think. they can save you. you need to live to see these beautiful words that will come, and sometimes they’ll come to you in the form of songs or poetry or texts or even the words that come out of your own mouth. live for these words.
  • there’s no such thing as a stupid reason to stay alive. think of these reasons and hold onto them. you want to see the finale of your favorite show? you want to wait for that clothes order to arrive? you want to play your entire volleyball season? and when those little things to look forward to run out, find more. live for the tiny things that make you happy.
  • being “something” is easier than you think. passions come across when you’re not even expecting them. you love morning tea? live for those morning cups of tea. buy a teapot, get yourself a ton of flavors of tea. try every flavor of tea known to humankind. make your own tea. open a tea shop. make a tea kettle. live for your passions.
  • boredom is a dangerous thing. I know sometimes you want to lay in bed and do nothing, and sometimes that helps but more often it doesn’t. a lot of the time staying busy will be the only thing that will help. find those little distractions and live for them. they may seem like chores or busywork but you’ll grow to love them, I promise. paint your nails, try a ton of hairstyles, go through all your drawers and throw out old stuff, do 100 sit ups, spend an hour looking through all your music and create a master playlist of your favorite stuff, research things you’ve always wondered like ‘why do cats have whiskers’, look up motivational videos, watch interviews of your favorite band. you’ll feel productive. do anything to keep your hands and mind busy. live for being busy.
  • self-love is hard to achieve and it’s a lot of work but it’s so wonderful. learn to love yourself. stop rejecting compliments, accept them and maybe you’ll finally come to see them as true. self-love isn’t thinking that you’re perfect, it’s knowing that you’re human and beautiful and you have more prettiness in you than flaws. it’s also knowing that yes, you are beautiful on the outside in your own unique way, but you are more beautiful on the inside than anything. make it your mission to finally recognize that you are a good soccer player, that you have really pretty colored hair, that you are your own worst critic and you are full of stardust and fairy kisses and you can conquer the entire world. live for loving yourself.
  • people are not as fragile as you think. you keep watering yourself down and you’re receiving watered down love. it won’t hurt them if you show your entire self in all it’s glory. it won’t hurt them to tell them what you really think. you are full of comets, stars, galaxies that they should be dying to see. show who you truly are. and if people are too fragile to handle it? leave them. if they can’t handle the complete version of you, the you that makes you happiest, the you you’re not ashamed of, then they don’t deserve you. live for being yourself.
  • we are a flawed, broken people. life doesn’t have a meaning. the universe will end someday. people get sad and hurt every day. these are all things that are true, sad, but true. sometimes we just need to acknowledge that things are true, let ourselves feel what we feel, and move on. live for acknowledgement. but also…
  • we are a flawed, broken people but that makes us all the more beautiful. life doesn’t have a meaning but you can make one for yourself. the universe will end someday so we should make it as beautiful as we can before it leaves. people get sad and hurt every day but they get better. live for positivity, live for knowing that you’ll be okay.
  • once in a while it will seem like nothing is going right. it may seem that way right now. but remember that you always, always have someone, in good times and in bad. even if everyone else abandons you, I’ll be here. I will stand by you in your brightest days and your darkest days, in my stormy skies and in my sunshiny afternoons. I will be a shoulder for you to lean on, I will do my best to make you happy when I can and help you when you’re sad. live for the people that love you and make you happy. live for me, and the countless other people that want you to keep walking this beautiful earth. live because there is so much left to see, live because there is too much left to do. live because one day, you’ll be sitting at your kitchen table with sunlight streaming through the window at just the right angle with a cup of coffee and a gentle smile on your face, and you’ll have a wonderful job and a beautiful family and friends that love you with their entire hearts, and you’ll be so, so glad that you stayed alive to witness that very moment.
  • 10 year old me's expectations of teenage life: Partying, staying up past midnight, never in the house.
  • Reality: Goes to bed at 10 after reading a fanfic longer than a published book. Watching 10 season TV shows in a week. Very rarely leaving the house.
  • And you know what, I'm okay with this.

I could stay up all night talking to you.

And today….
Is the day I think I will.

I hope you realize how quickly I’m falling for you.
All of your quirks, your stares, your charm.

Your warm smile, your big hands and messy morning hair.
The thought of you lying in bed talking to me sends thrills down my spine and butterflies to take flight in my stomach.

I’m falling so fast.

—  10:41
Road Trip - pt.1 (M)

Genre: S M U T

Length: 1,200+ words

Kink(s): exhibitionism, Daddy kink 

Originally posted by badgizibe888

Since it was nearing the end of winter, and though it was still a tad cold out the trees were starting to regain the leaves they had lost during autumn. Both you and your group of friends loved this weather; the sky was still gloomy and grey, the chilly wind felt refreshing against your skin and the fresh air was practically rejuvenating. 

For a while now you and the guys had been planning on taking your first roadtrip together and booking a whole week’s stay at this lovely cabin that was about 10 hours away. Due to their almost inhumane freaking work schedules y’all always would put it off- another time..or..there’s always next time- you guys would say. 

Though it took two years, y’all were finally going. Their schedules were clear for the next two weeks, and you weren’t doing anything special or important since you worked from home and were technically your own boss.

The van was packed, everyone was dressed appropriately and despite how sluggish everyone seemed to feel, y’all wasted no time at all and took off- leaving all the stresses of work behind… for a little while at least. 

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Leonard Cohen (21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016)

My mother did not allow rock music in the house. My father was a fan of Cohen’s writing - had all his books around - and was able to sneak Cohen’s debut album into the house (my mother thought it must be a recording of his poems). I loved everything about it, the music, the lyrics, his voice, the image of Anima Sola - depicting a woman in purgatory - on the back, everything. I was 5 years old. It changed my life.

“You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me.”

Munday Questions
  • 1: In what ways has your muse changed you?
  • 2: What do you struggle the most with when roleplaying?
  • 3: Has there ever been a moment when you were uncomfortable roleplaying something?
  • 4: What is your advice to new/upcoming roleplayers?
  • 5: Is there a type of character you cannot play?
  • 6: Do you write outside of roleplay? (Books/fanfictions)
  • 7: What skills have you developed (other than writing) that helps in enhancing your roleplay experience?
  • 8: What is one mistake you've made while roleplaying?
  • 9: Do your friends and family know about your roleplaying hobby?
  • 10: Has there ever been a time you wanted to quit roleplaying? What made you stay?


That’s right! T he 10th of December is the last day to submit your recipe for the cookbook. We will accept recipes until Dec 10, 12:00 midnight ET. Please make sure you filled out the >>form<< as complete as you can. Photos and art are NOT due at this time. Please stay tuned when those are announced!

Any questions you have, please look at the >>FAQ<<. If it is not on there, shoot us an ask on our blog!

(Just hearing about this for the first time?  Miracuchefs is a cooking project in the Miraculous Ladybug fandom. Its purpose is to gather all the recipes of ML fans to create a cook book! Visit the blog to find out more!)


Favourite Acting Scenes: Even confesses his thoughts to Isak (10.10 part 1)

CASTING CALL: Looking for a charming, Norwegian James Dean with the acting skills to match! Preferably 2m tall so that he can tower over everyone else.

In the first few episodes of the new series you just booked you’re portraying a suave, smooth and an overall cool person. You’re charming, and direct, and your character has finally found someone who makes you feel other things than just caged in. You don’t appear too often in the beginning, so you stay mysterious. You’re an honest and a kind person, but you just don’t tell everything that bubbling under the surface. This character is made to be seen from a distance – don’t get too close, because that might break the illusion.

Not all illusions are made to be broken, but unfortunately for yours it is. You are still you, but a bit more vulnerable; the surface has been breached. After a week of nothing and everything you’re taken home. Weeks of feeling everything at once result in hours of sleep. But then you wake up, and clouds are immediately gathering over your head. You need time. To breathe, to form thoughts, sentences.

And Henrik takes his time. As mentioned in my previous post of my general ideas on acting in SKAM, it relies on quietness: on the time between lines, the moments of silence. Just as was the case with Tarjei, not everything needs to be heard, but you need the audience to feel. That is what Henrik is doing so perfectly in this scene: he is taking his time to feel, and he does not rush, preferring the quietness. Let me really show you what Even feels.

When Even wakes up, his hei can barely be heard. The actors are allowed to really whisper, as softly as they would in real life, and that’s okay because the mic will pick it up. For twenty seconds, he doesn’t say anything, before he whispers again. Anything harder will only hurt. It’s already 10:30. Shit. You see him make the decision; he has to leave. Deep breaths.

From that moment on, he does not look to his left, his voice becoming firmer. I have made the decision, I have to leave. I have seen this before; you will find me a burden. This is not going to work. Eyes are shut but his lids are still moving, as if he tries to will the tears away. How did I ever think it was going to work? You’re not sad now, but you will be. If you stay with me.

And this is such a great acting moment from Henrik; here he takes his time. He takes fifteen seconds, trusts his director and fellow actor not to interrupt to fill up this silence. If I take this moment to do this my way, will you be okay with that? And they are. Of course they are, because you’re so good at this. Challenge us.

His, usually, magnificently bright eyebrows become incredibly sad. His eyes are wet.

Deep breaths.

This is not going to work out. He’s looking to his left again, turns towards him, needs him to hear his words. I have hurt so many people before, you would only be the next one in line to hate me for it. You see that he truly believes in this, as if it’s all his own fault that it happens. It’s natural.

Nei. Lovely Isak. Wonderful Isak. (Tarjei’s wobbly voice is quite impressive here. It is incredibly tough to sound convincingly uncertain and hurt, but it feels so so real).

The atomic bomb argument does take Even aback. He seems unsure how to react to this: he did not expect Isak to be so stern about this. But the minute for minute game lands him again; his face becomes slack and it feels like he becomes more calm. He feels calm. Henrik barely breathes, he’s quiet. But then Even whispers again. Okay. I’m in. What do we do now? He waits.

It’s as simple as a kiss. His smile reaches his mouth, and very quickly goes on to his eyes. It doesn’t last long but that’s okay. And that kiss is all he needs to feel that calmness again, he trusts Isak and breathes deeply. He sleeps.

Even is not, was not, nor ever will be a burden. Thank you for showing that to us Even; thank you, Henrik, for making us believe in it too. Henrik (and Julie) took their time for us to do so. Acting can be such a healing thing; both for the actor as well as the audience.  It can tell us stories that we need to see to make us really believe

Previous parts: here.

SVT as Things I've Heard/Said On The Subway
  • S.Coups: I'm taking Early Childhood Development to deal with you guys obviously.
  • Jeonghan: I don't care if someone steals my identity they can do this essay for me.
  • Joshua: I had to replace "Romeo" and "Juliet" with "Sasuke" and "Naruto" to stay interested.
  • Jun: What's the starting rate for prostitution? Because I'm worth AT LEAST 10 grand.
  • Wonwoo: If you want to know what a book with no climax *feels* like, I'll set you up with my ex.
  • Woozi: It's really easy to figure out who you should stop respecting when you're 4'11".
  • DK: Why do you hate pigeons? How dare you disrespect my brethren.
  • Mingyu: I'm gonna hack the printing press so they can print my face under the definition of "beauty".
  • The8: I'd break her fucking neck if that didn't mean fucking up my nails.
  • Seungkwan: Every time someone sends me a dick pic I send them back a pic of my 7" vibrator.
  • Vernon: You're just jealous I can tell you to "fuck off" in 2 languages.
  • Dino: I'm the same person who moonwalked to Ode to Joy so...

Here is a list of reasons not to kill yourself. There are no guilt trips like ‘for your family’ etc. These are reasons you should stay alive because you will never experience them if you are not alive.
68 Reasons to not kill yourself:
1. new albums
2. your pets will miss you
3. starry nights
4. staying in bed when it’s cold
5. trying on stupid sunglasses
6. good coffee
7. shitty coffee
8. skinny dipping
9. watching a sunrise
10. watching a sunset
11. skyping at midnight
12. tree houses
13. rainbows
14. night swimming
15. walks in the rain
16. donuts
17. long drives to nowhere
18. hotel rooms
19. putting on new contacts
20. taking a bra off
21. warped tour
22. tumblr
23. reading a good book the first time
24. reading a good book the thirty second time
25. cuddling
26. putting your favorite outfit on
27. bubble baths
28. long showers
29. singing along to songs
30. singing badly
31. looking at art
32. going to the beach
33. telling someone you love them the first time
34. telling someone you love them the 100th time
35. kisses
36. going inside when it’s hot out
37. going inside when it’s cold out
38. Sitting on a rooftop
39. laughing
40. petting animals
41. good hair days
42. candles
43. tea
44. naps
45. good pens
46. being held
47. holding someone
48. seeing your favorite band
49. meeting your idol
50. good movies
51. stupid movies
52. watching your favorite show
53. buying that thing you always wanted
54. taking pictures
55. drawing
56. writing
57. bonfires
58. being nice to strangers
59 giving compliments
60. getting compliments
61. pizza
62. looking at clouds
63. new shoes
64. flowers
65. going to the zoo
66. lightning
67. falling in love
68. proving yourself and others wrong

11:42 pm
you ended our relationship and i swear my whole body went numb

12:07 am
i broke down in my mothers arms, she spent the next two hours in bed with me

6:55 am
woke up and prayed for it to be a bad dream, mother made me stay home from school because i couldn’t hold it together

9:01 am
dragged myself out of bed and sobbed into my coffee out on the patio

10:12 am
started my favorite movie (ironically the same one we watched the first time you came over) it took me over 2 hours to finish because i kept pausing it to cry

12:21 pm
sat at my window and cried for twenty minutes while i watched and waited for you to come down the road and run up the driveway on your release.. but you never came

1:34 pm
my mother came home on her lunch to check on me and attempt to shove food down my throat

3:09 pm
i swiped your cookies from the pantry and chucked a few across the yard

8:31 pm
i haven’t cried in over three hours and i’m not sure if it’s denial or that i’ve simply run out of tears

-( @needumost )

15 Self-care ideas

Since I’m now on day 15/30 for the 30 day summer study challenge, I thought I’d make a list of 15 self-care things to do that (mostly) don’t cost money!

1. Take a cool shower. Not hot. Not cold. Cool. (Summer specific)
2. Put on relaxing music
3. Take a bath, complete with candles
4. Use lavender/ other calming scented lotions after a bath/shower
5. Read a book you haven’t already read
6. If it’s a good temperature outside, go for a walk/hike. (Night walks are fun too! And it’s cooler then)
7. Drink water (you probably need it)
8. Play with your pets!
9. Meditate
10. Bake something, then eat it
11. Spend some time with your family (if you get along with them)
12. Talk to a friend
13. Color
14. Sleep (you probably need this, too. Don’t stay up too late!
15. Have a cup of tea (herbal tea is great for relaxation since there is no caffeine )

5th House - Hobbies

If the signs on your 5th House cusp is…

Aries: You are likely to enjoy anything that gives you adrenaline. Racing or any type of sport that requires a lot of energy if not any type of game that is about cars or guns. Think NFS, GTA.

Taurus: Watching movies, staying at home with your partner, shopping for pretty but practical items, probably enjoys candles or anything that smells good. 

Gemini: Very diverse interests, reading books, watching top 10 videos on youtube, learning new facts, going to social events, partying and meeting new people

Cancer: Anything that a cute grandma would do.Baking cookies, babysitting, staying at home, sewing patches or just any type of D.I.Y, the type to enjoy cuddling with 5 blankets

Leo: Likely to be in an acting class or go to singing lessons or musical instrument lessons, enjoys making art and decorating their home, loves social events and partying, probably has an interest in fashion

Virgo: They love having an organized and clean home or a work place, type to write their plans in a notebook a month ahead, usually obsessed with living a healthy lifestyle. Might work even in their free time.

Libra: Spends a lot of money on beauty products or clothes in order to look good. Likes to party. Loves fashion magazines and dressing games. The type to have the most beautiful garden as a grandma/housewife. 

Scorpio: Serial killer documentaries, listening to horror stories, browsing the Deep web(don’t do it though), Usually don’t enjoy partying but when they do, they do it hard. Love researching about forbidden topics.

Sagittarius: Travels in their free time, also likes to party and meet new people, they like to have fun and like Aries they are likely to enjoy hobbies that give them adrenaline. 

Capricorn: Free time means work, they don’t like to waste their time. The type to watch TED talks or any type of self-improvement videos or articles, Enjoy reading books or going to antique stores, love purchasing quality items.

Aquarius: Likes documentaries about anything that is a myth or a theory, are the kind of people that like to read too, want to try many dangerous things. Usually purchase anything that looks strange or the complete opposite of what is tendy right now.

Pisces: Most likely to do drugs out of all of the signs if afflicted. Otherwise are the type to stay at home, love sleepovers and inviting their friends over, .Makes art or enjoys going to galleries or museums. Have an interest in the outer-worldly.

GUYS I worked so hard on this last night, I’m sure I went through like 10 different disneyland vlogs and you know each of those are at least 15-40 min long.
I finally read the damn book and I immediately fell in love with these two. Story was MEH, but I stayed for them

(Instagram - @epwhales - I post art here WAY more often)