A sequel to the animation of the seven I made almost 2 years ago. I thought it was about time for another one. The order is Nico, Will, Thalia, Reyna, Grover, Tyson, and Calypso. There are too many characters, 7 is my max.
In honor of my 5th semester in a row of all A’s (hell yeah boiiiii) I’m going to make this post. I don’t know how I did it because I am honestly so lazy.
Grades are reflective of your work ethic and your ability to strategize, not your intelligence.
Be real with yourself. Are you sure you are ready to commit to perfect grades? Are you ready to work, day in and day out, when it sucks and classes are boring and hard? Are you ready to feel satisfied for all of the hard work you put in? If the answer is yes, congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a straight-A student.
Prioritize classes. Not every class requires the same amount of work, and you should find out the hardest classes early on in the semester. These will take the most time, and you will have to spend extra time and effort to get a good grade. When choosing classes, make sure you will be able to handle them. Make sure you will be able to ace all of them, at the same time. That being said, don’t shy away from hard classes. You have to challenge yourself. Take a few AP’s. They are worth it.
Make friends with teachers/professors, especially the ones that teach hard subjects. I am very close with my chemistry professor, and this has proved invaluable because I am able to get free tutoring, as well as a great recommendation letter for college apps.
Have other goals. You need to do something that is not studying to keep you productive. I would highly recommend joining a sports team or club. I exercise (usually running and weightlifting) at least 2 hours a day, usually more. Playing 2 sports made me more healthy, social, and productive. Running calms me down, and weightlifting makes me feel strong. Do whatever makes you feel good, as long as it’s healthy.
Learn to manage time well. How do I play 2 sports, get straight A’s, have a studyblr, and have time to spare? The answer is that I take care of myself well. I go to bed at 10:30 or 11 each night so I can get 7 ish hours of sleep. I do homework during lunch or in class so I don’t do it at home.
Slack off. Yep. I said it. I complete assignments strategically, spending the most time on things worth the most points. Things that will only take a few minutes can occasionally be done in class right before the teacher is collecting homework. I have done this all too often. That being said, small assignments really do add up so make sure you do an acceptable job and turn them in on time.
Turn something in. It is ok to sometimes slack off in quality, but if something is due, you better turn something in. Something is better than nothing. Getting extensions on assignments for no reason will make the teacher think you are lazy, or don’t care about their class. Every single essay and worksheet does not have to be your best work, but make sure you fill the basic assignment requirements, and it should be enough.
Extra. Credit. Some classes don’t offer this, but if they do, just freaking do it man. Knowing you can miss an assignment because you did extra credit earlier is the best feeling, especially when doing that assignment would have meant losing sleep.
Plan (sort of). I have a bullet journal where I write important assignments down. As I said, there are some assignments not worth your time that you can half-ass. The ones I write down are the ones I need to do well. If you write down every. last. assignment. you will burn out and stop planning altogether.
Sometimes, go above and beyond. You know that subject you really like? With an awesome teacher? Spend time on it. Make your project extra beautiful, and read ahead in the textbook. Watch video lectures online, and maybe even make a studyblr post about it. Your extra work might not be turned in for credit, but it will make you feel a whole lot more knowledgeable on the subject. Do this for classes you hate, too. Maybe it’s not as bad as you think it is. The extra effort might allow you to see the beauty in a subject you used to despise.
Be real with yourself (again). This past semester, I had a B+ for a few months in a subject I really love. I wasn’t mad, and I didn’t stress about it, because, honestly? It doesn’t really matter. Eventually I brought the grade up again, but it would be fine to me either way.
Jesse, you don’t have to listen to me all the time. It’s your own damn life. But if there’s anything I want you to actually take to heart, it’s this: Find someone who is the lyrics to your music and the music to your lyrics. Got that mijo?
Band AU. It’s honestly my favorite AU that I have going on with this lovely.
It has become extensive story wise and I do not have the confidence to summarize it well enough to do it justice. oTL
But some context for these two: Hanzo and McCree are in a rag tag rock band and get to know one another during the band’s tour. Hanzo is the bassist and McCree is lead vocalist who also plays guitar. Hanzo is excellent at writing lyrics and McCree excels at composing songs. They learn more about each other, help each other through their fears and the ghosts of their pasts, connect through music and lyrics, flirt while they play billiards, cheesy lyrics and implied confessions happen on stage, twooter drama, lots of antics in trailers, and more.
Bottom line, we love this AU and it’s very dear to us!
Disclaimer: These are based on my own experiences and what I’ve read of other people’s experiences. I am not a doctor, nor do I represent anyone but myself who experiences dissociation/depersonalization/derealization. Some of these points may assume an abled body, as that is the type of body I have and am familiar with. Tier 0 also assumes no other mental/neurological disorders, which is untrue to my own brain but used for simplicity’s sake. Very simplistic list in general, mainly due to it being a list.
No brain fog.
No visual fog.
Senses are generally clear.
Reflection is recognizable.
Friends and family are recognizable.
When you touch something, you feel it immediately.
Everything is the correct distance away.
You can walk easily.
You can speak and easily understand yourself.
You can easily understand others when they speak.
You can multitask.
You are not detached from the world in any way.
Memory is mostly consistent.
Mild brain fog.
Visual fog is minimal or nonexistent.
Some other senses may be dulled, such as smell.
You know your reflection is your reflection, but you may not have a connection to it.
You can recognize your friends and family, but you might have to think about it.
Sense of touch may have minimal lag.
The floor may seem closer or further than normal.
The world in general may seem too close or too far, but not debilitatingly so.
Walking may require some focus.
Voice may feel thick in your mouth, but no one else seems concerned.
Other people’s voices may seem far away or too loud.
Multitasking is difficult, but doable.
You’re slightly detached from the world.
Memories are harder to hold on to.
Moderate brain fog; thinking is becoming difficult.
The world may seem significantly grayer or fuzzier.
Other senses are dulled to some degree.
You cognitively know your reflection is supposed to be you, but it doesn’t seem right.
You can’t immediately recognize your friends and family. They could be who you think they are, but you aren’t sure.
When you touch something, a lag of about a second or more occurs before you recognize any feeling, or even that you touched anything at all.
All distances are wrong. The floor is wrong, objects are wrong, other people are wrong, etc.
You need to focus to get one place to another.
Other people may notice differences in your speech. You might not be able to.
You aren’t always sure people are speaking the same language as any you know. You might ask them to repeat themselves more than once.
You can do one task at most without extreme difficulty and/or slowness.
You feel as though you and the world are on separate planes.
You can’t remember much from these points in time. You might even have “lost time.”
You’ve lost all memory of this point.
Friends say you acted off, but that’s all you know.
I always keep my distance. So that I don’t get closer than I need to. I always keep my distance. So that others can’t get too close to me. To keep one’s distance is to isolate oneself. To keep one’s distance means that one will be that much lonely. That’s what..survival is. That is my way of surviving. I have lived my life like a racehorse in the barriers. That’s how I survived until now. And that’s how I’m going to survive.