ookay guys heheh *sweats*
my sweet good friend shown me a picture of an apron like the one Beka wears and I have an urge to draw it so here it is
it’s too cliche if I just draw Beka wears the apron while holding a dish so I add Viktor for the taste. Viktor being the embarrassing-dad is my favorite

also I might on hiatus for 1 or 2 weeks because mid term :”/


8 Things Successful Students Do

Hey everyone! A lovely man named Mike Strangstalien, MA, MFT, LPC, NCC decided to compile a list of 8 things successful people do. He has been working on this list since 1994 and continues to update this list as he does more research. I decided to share some of his amazing work here with you all by summarizing his main points. Enjoy and good luck!

1. They raise their hand in class.

Now, this may seem trivial and sometimes you’re left with the question, “How can I speak up in class if I don’t even know what I don’t know?”. However, its been proven that people who raise their hand and ask questions tend to do better. If you are unsure of a question to ask, a good technique is to go home and review the material and the next day at the beginning of class, ask your question. This not only gets you to actively participate in class, but you begin to think about the information you learned and are able to commit it to long term memory.

2. They establish routine and structure.

During the day you should try to complete your homework so that at night you can spend your time studying, reviewing and consolidating. Its been proven that studying something before bed can commit it to long term memory. Doing work at night when you’re tired can lead to poor performance and may not commit things to memory if its the first time you’re seeing the information. 

Also, try to go to bed BEFORE 1:30 am! Why is this important? Your serotonin is used up during the day (about 90%)  and is reassembled if you get to bed by 1:30. If you go to bed past 1:30 twice in a row, you miss your key opportunity to replace it and you’re left with only 10%! Do this again and you’re down to only 1%. This affects your concentration, focus, attention, motivation and memory. 

3. They go to office hours.

Those who go to office hours at least 8 times during the semester yield, on average, 0.5-1.2 grade points HIGHER than their non-attending counter parts. The main reason people don’t go to office hours is a fear of looking “dumb”. However, if you just admit to your professor or TA that you’re completely lost, they can help re-teach. Remember to be honest about your confusion because otherwise they may start their explanation off the assumption that you already know something and you’ll have wasted your time and your professor’s. This can be the difference between a C and an A! 

4. They prepare for each lecture.

Preparation for each lecture is essential. Begin by reviewing any information from the last lecture within 24 hours of first receiving this information, otherwise you lose valuable time to commit it to long term memory. Additionally, quick read assigned readings so that the lecture can consolidate what you read. After the lecture, spend about 5 minutes summarizing the major points and look up any vocabulary you didn’t recognize. This all compiles into the three-read principle. 1. Read the textbook (or other materials) beforehand. 2. Reread after the lecture and try to find the main points in the reading. 3. Reread a third time and write notes as though you plan to teach the information. This means simplifying and not writing down unnecessary information. 

5. They remain actively involved when learning, attending lecture, and while studying. 

I have a post about active studying techniques which you can find here. Active learning requires not only that you consciously try to pay attention, but also that you maintain your motivation to learn the material, the willingness to complete the tasks at hand needed to learn it, and saying to yourself, “I am excited to learn something new and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to do it”. Remember, there are kids in other countries literally dying for the right to an education. Your education is luxury, not a right. Additionally, every 15 minutes, stop and ask yourself, “how does this fit into the main idea,” and “what is it that I just read and how can I form study questions from it?”. 

6. They take responsibility for their learning.

Although your professor is there to provide you with the information, it is not their job to make sure you learn it. Often times students fail because they expect the professor to try hard to help them. This is a harmful way of thinking and it can lead to failed exams. Those who take responsibility will make sure they seek help when they need it and they will make sure they search for resources outside of what is provided. If you’re really struggling with a concept, try Kahn Academy, YouTube or asking a TA. Its up to you to earn the A, not your professor. Also, keep track of your own grades and assignments that you turn in. This way if you need to see someone for help, you’re not disadvantaged because you waited until the grades were updated online after you threw away graded papers. 

7. They understand the work load and are prepared to study 7 days a week.

Not everyone can study for hours on end every day. For this reason, those who are successful make sure they break down their studying into 25 minute intervals. Additionally, make sure you touch on this information every single day to keep your brain ready for the class when it comes time and you can avoid procrastination. You also need to be prepared for repeated exposure. This means reviewing the same material 3-7 times. This highly increases your likelihood to not only learn the information for exam, but not become guilty of the “pump-and-dump”. This is especially helpful for anyone pursuing medical school or graduate school. 

8. They have no use for negative self-talk and they are honest with themselves.

You cant commit things to memory if you feel down or you are angry with yourself! Those who are successful maintain the mentality of, “I know that hard work and commitment will lead to success,” and, “I am capable, intelligent, and worthy of excellent grades”. They also understand that any grade they receive is earned and not given. Additionally, they understand that even at the end of the day, if they get bad grades they know for a fact that they tried their hardest. Self-criticism can be more harmful than good. Never scold yourself for missing homework, doing bad on an exam, or being confused. Instead, search for ways to actually CHANGE your behavior. A change in you mentality may sound silly, but it may be the difference between having the motivation to study a little harder and laying in bed feeling bad about yourself. BE HONEST. If you are really struggling and going to office hours and studying isn't helping, drop your pride and try to find a tutor. If a tutor isn’t in the books for you due to financial situations, explain this to your professor and see if you can schedule more one-on-one time. 

Looking for Junior Writers Passionate about Specific Topics

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Whether that be about ADHD, Depression, Mental Health, Cognitive Research, Psychopathy or Relationships, we want someone who’s looking into writing on key topics.

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Think of this initiative as starting our very own junior expert panels. As we expand our relationships with psychologists as well, there may be an opportunity for you to work with industry leaders in the space.

LGBT+ Alliance 101

So you’re a straight cisgendered person and you consider yourself an ally to the LGBT+ community. But are you, really?? Well, if you commit any of the following cardinal sins, then I would say that’s a definite “NO.” Some of these sins, if you commit them, actually make you an asshole. But you don’t wanna be seen in that light by LGBT+ folk, right?? Well, I’m gonna outline to you some very simple instructions to help clean up your act.

1. Don’t go around telling your gay friend’s sexuality/gender to everyone you know.

I already discussed this earlier. It isn’t your place to be releasing that type of information, even if they told you themselves. And there’s always the off chance that you could be telling someone who’s VERY homophobic. Just let them come out on their own terms.

2. Don’t make LGBT+ people the butt of your jokes.

We already have a tough time in this society with all the hate and violence we receive. Last thing we need is someone making fun of us. And an “ally” joining in (or initiating the joke) is adding insult to injury. And majority of the jokes made by straight people promote harmful and false stereotypes about us. If you’re serious about helping us, don’t be that person. Just don’t.

3. DON’T! LECTURE! US! On how to respond to oppression!!!

We know FULL WELL what we go through and what society thinks of us. If anything, we clearly have a better idea of how we want society to accept us than straight people. So don’t tell us how to act or respond in the face of hate. You are an outsider to the community, and this isn’t something you gotta deal with every day.

4. Don’t fetishize us.

We are normal people just like you. We are not anyone’s circus or zoo, and we DAMN SURE ain’t here to be anyone’s kink. Fetishizing mlm, wlw, or trans people isn’t “being an ally.”  It’s gross. It’s dehumanizing. It’s turning normal people into sex objects. Looking right at you, Yaoi and Yuri shippers.

5. Don’t stereotype us.

We aren’t here to serve the “Gay Best Friend” archetype. All we want is to be treated like normal people.


Don’t be the asshole that keeps mis-gendering them on purpose based on what YOU think they are. If they say they are different gender than what was assigned to them, then THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE. Respect it!

7. Don’t make jokes about how a Trans person looks better than you, a cis person.

Y’know, the one where you go “Wow, you look so hot for a trans person, and I’m cis and I look ugly lol.” By saying that, you’re implying that all trans people are supposed to be uglier than cis people. Your statement is actually a veiled transphobic insult. A simple “You’re beautiful” will suffice.

8. DON’T ask a trans person what genitalia they have.

Regardless of if they fully transitioned or not, it’s none of your business.

9. Don’t ask gay people about their sex lives.

Don’t go up to a gay person and ask them “Are you a top or a bottom?”, “Who’s the man and the woman in the relationship?”, or “What’s gay sex like?” Our sex lives are none of your business. We are under no obligation to tell you intimate stuff like that.

10. Don’t sit there idly while we are under attack.

If you see a queer person getting harassed, either verbally or physically, DON’T JUST STAND THERE. DO SOMETHING!!!! SAVE THEM! The situation is only gonna get worse. Silence perpetuates violence.

So yeah, those are the Ten Commandments of being an Ally. But one could also sum up these Commandments as simply this: JUST DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE.

Plotting a Series

I’ve gotten a question about whether the process of plotting a single book is the same as the process of writing a series. The answer is: yes, but no. They’re similar in many areas, but there are some differences.

1. In the first book you’ll want to introduce the main conflict first, and then a smaller, less important conflict a little later in. The smaller conflict will be resolved by the end of the book; the larger conflict, which is the main conflict of the series, will not.
As an example, take the Harry Potter series (I use it because it’s well-known and won’t take too much explaining). In The Philosopher’s Stone, the first couple of chapters are about Harry and who he is, how he ended up with the Dursleys, what happened to his parents – these chapters accomplish backstory by introducing Harry and his family situation, and introduce the main conflict by telling of the death of Harry’s parents, and by Dumbledore expressing uncertainty about how defeated Voldemort really is. Then, a few chapters in, after being admitted into Hogwarts, Harry finds out that someone is trying to steal the Philosopher’s Stone – the book’s short term conflict.

2. Each short-term conflict should move the long-term conflict closer to a resolution.
For example, at the end of Philosopher’s Stone, the stone is safe (the short-term conflict resolved), but it’s been discovered that Voldemort is still alive and is still trying to gain power – the stakes of the long-term conflict are raised. At the end of Chamber of Secrets, the diary is destroyed, but we have some of Voldemort’s backstory, and it seems that Voldemort is gaining power. At the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, Wormtail is introduced – this seems to have nothing to do with the main conflict, but it’s important, because it brings some of Harry’s parentage back to him (although it’s secondhand, only stories of his parents), and because Wormtail turns out to be Voldemort’s right-hand man. At the end of Goblet of Fire, Voldemort regains his body, and at this point you could argue that the long-term conflict is about halfway through its rising action; at the end of Order of the Phoenix, Harry finds out that he must kill Voldemort or be killed by him, and that only he can defeat Voldemort; at the end of Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore (the one person Voldemort was said to truly fear) is killed, Snape’s loyalty is in major question, and Hogwarts has been overtaken – Harry decides to continue Dumbledore’s work in looking for the Horcruxes. Finally, at the end of Deathly Hallows, Voldemort is defeated and a lot of the smaller loose ends (smaller-scale antagonists like Bellatrix LeStrange and Lucius Malfoy) are taken care of. Over the course of seven books, the long-term conflict – Voldemort trying to return to power and create a society that pampers purebloods and tramples poor wizards – has been resolved.

Basically, draw a circle on a piece of paper and put your main conflict in that circle. Then draw smaller circles stemming from that bigger circle and write your short-term conflicts in those. From there continue – subplots can be drawn stemming from your short-term conflicts. (If you don’t know how to create subplots, this post may help – in it I describe the same process of mapping out possible sub-conflicts to your main conflict, but probably describe a little better.)
If you don’t know what your short-term conflicts are yet, then think of your long-term conflict as a straight line of rope – then ask yourself how you can knot up that rope. What processes do your protagonists have to go through to get to a solution, and how can your antagonists gum up the works? For example, in the Harry Potter series, the long-term conflict is that Harry has to defeat Voldemort. What gets in the way of that? I can name a few things, from various places in the books: Minister Fudge refusing to believe him when Voldemort comes back after the events of Goblet of Fire, having so much difficulty finding and destroying all the Horcruxes in Deathly Hallows, Dolores Umbridge preaching that Voldemort is not alive when in fact he is, and is growing stronger.
(There are a million possibilities for your story’s short-term conflicts, because depending on your characters’ dispositions, they could cause a few themselves – for example, one of your characters could feel they have something to prove and end up getting themselves in trouble, and the plot of an entire book could be finding and saving that character before time runs out.)

I hope this helps! - @authors-haven


Today, we mostly worked in class on our #BlackLivesMatter booklet and reviewed our logo sketches briefly. During my critique, my teacher talked about the limbic system vs. neocortex and how it affects the reader’s comprehension of the subject! Also finally figured out how I want to format my agenda/notebook~


9 / 100 days of productivity

25 april, 2017

probably the most productive thing i did today was these mildliner swatches. also finished off my biology notes and am currently mentally preparing myself to go back to school tomorrow. term 2, bring it on.

(sorry for the crappy artificial lighting)

Magic - Basic Knowledge


Chapter 2

Origin characteristics:

In terms of quantity, kindness is the most rare out of the traits. We’ve concluded that this is merely because of the cruel human nature that our species possesses. While all humans posses kindness, very few will decide to practice it and live by it with enough will power to make it their trait.

Kindness wizards, while very rare, are extremely powerful. Their defensive and healing magic is unique and very well received among their allies.

Ironically, as powerful as it is, the wizard itself is quite vulnerable when confronting an enemy. Due to their soft heart, a kindness wizard in combat, is more likely to get killed by their enemies.

M-BK Volume 1


someone requested for pictures from my bujo and so i shall deliver!

the first 3 (or shall i say 9) pictures are from my old muji journal. just this past june, i decided to change to my mustard moleskine (which i absolutely love), hence the last 2 (or 6) pictures!

also, my two page spreads were inspired by @studytildawn!

This is my first guide post ever since I’ve been idle on studyblr (my previous studyblr was dreamingnotes btw!!). I took ALevel last year and currently I’ve been accepted to a local university and received unconditional offers from two universities. 

The subjects I took were all humanities and essay subjects which are : Sociology, Psychology and Literature. While I admit I’m better at writing essays than doing calculations, I also have difficulties with memorizing stuffs. So back then, I used to simplify my notes and it helps me so much- that one day, I was very lazy to study for my Sociology and Psychology mid terms exam so I just read my simplified notes and I got A for Sociology and B for Psychology (which I did not expect!!)

Sooo below are steps on how I usually make simplified notes! (Since it’s a bit long and I don’t want to trouble my followers, it will be under keep reading) :

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 All fics are [character x reader] unless specifically stated otherwise.

(#) - the number the post is in the series

(S) - contains or refers to smut but may not be exclusively smut

(X) - exclusively smut (disclaimer: most of my smut is super fluffed)

(A) - requested, prompted, or inspired by an ask

(-) - not x Reader

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Writing Romance

(Want more? Check out my Writing tag!)

There is the rather prevalent idea among writers that writing romance is hard. And for some people, maybe it is, but I would argue that it’s not difficult to write as much as it is easy to misinterpret.

In real life, relationships don’t have many straightforward rules besides a few obvious ones like “Trust is important” and “Don’t kill your spouse” and “99% of men are dense idiots who wouldn’t know how to read a signal if you tied them to a post and bashed them over the head with a rock, so just try asking him out on a date already”.

In the words of Tom Clancy, the difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. What that essentially means is that writing fictional romance does have a few cut-and-dry rules, and that you can substitute “experience” with “logic” and get away with it, so you don’t need any prior relationship experience to understand how to write a decent romance. It can certainly help, but real life romance has a lot of factors that just wouldn’t fly in fiction.

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If trumps wall takes 16 years to build and if somehow God forbid trump does a full 2 terms I will run for president in 2024 and my first action as president would be to knock the damn thing down. I will personally take a pickaxe and go to town

#ActuallyAutistic Asks
  • 1: Did you discover that you are autistic early or later in life? How do you think it affected you?
  • 2: Which terms and words do you prefer when talking about autism?
  • 3: Do you advocate for yourself and other autistic people?
  • 4: How did you find out about autism?
  • 5: Do you have any autistic family members or autistic friends in real life?
  • 6: What, in your opinion is your best autism-related quality?
  • 7: Which autistic trait gives you the most problems?
  • 8: If you could get rid of one and only one autistic trait, would you do it and which would you choose?
  • 9: Any autistic traits that you don't have but wish you had?
  • 10: What do you think about support labels as an alternative to functioning labels?
  • 11: What, in you opinion, is the most ridiculous social protocol rule?
  • 12: What are your hypo- and hyper-sensitivities?
  • 13: What is/are your current special interest(s)?
  • 14: What is your daily routine like?
  • 15: How do you stim?
  • 16: Is there any media with canon autistic character(s) you like and would recommend to other autistic people?
  • 17: Which characters do you headcanon as autistic and why?
  • 18: If you could make one accommodation universally available and 100% accepted, which would you choose?
  • 19: What, in your opinion, is the most ridiculous autism myth or stereotype?
  • 20: How would you describe autism to someone who knows nothing about it?
  • 21: Do you have any happy autistic childhood memories?
  • 22: What, in your opinion, is the best thing about being autistic?
  • 23: Do you think autism influences your identity, like your gender, sexuality, religious and political views or personality?
  • 24: Are there any internalized ableist ideas that you struggle with?
  • 25: Do you think we will achieve autism acceptance soon?
  • 26: Are you a no eye contact autistic or excessive eye contact autistic?
  • 27: Are you a "no food touching" autistic or "mesh all food up" autistic?
  • 28: Are you a pretty rock collection autistic or soft stuffed animals collection autistic?
  • 29: Are you a get along with kids autistic or slightly afraid of kids autistic?
  • 30: Are you a soft, gentle touches autistic or a deep pressure autistic?


FINALLY THE END OF SEM 1!!! JC is rly tough gosh, barely surviving term 2 omg it was rly hectic and so sorry for being super inactive 😨 the long awaited june holidays is finally here for us to rest and recharge !! i srsly feel rly drained everyday and especially sleep deprived hhahahah take care of yourself guys 😊 and to those taking cl o levels on mon, all the best 💪🏼 u can do this ❤️💯

anonymous asked:

What does it mean to be aro? :o Is there a difference between aro and ace? Sorry if this is a weird question but I'd love to know and learn!

There’s no such thing as weird/stupid question! It’s fine! we all want to learn and asking is sometimes the only way!

Aro/ace (aromantic/asexual) … these terms describe 2 different things, the first one refers to your Aromantic identity and the other to your Asexual identity… They both have an evergrowing spectrum with classifications and all, but basically:

Aromantic: feeling no romantic attraction towards anyone of any gender

Asexual: feeling no sexual attraction towards anyone of any gender.

The thing here is that  Aromantic doesn’t apply to all asexuals, asexuals can feel romantic attraction, sexual people can be aromantic as well, etc

anonymous asked:

(1/2) You know whats interesting, Sophie? Camila said earlier this year on one of her interviews "Even though im 19, I've literally never had a long term relationship. So when i show people my songs, they're like 'Whos this about? I've never seen you with a boy ever'" So, she just said on here recent interview that the song is about a relationship where she got hurt.. but you cant get hurt unless y'all have feelings for each other, WHICH MEANS LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP..

(2/2) Im also guessing people have never seen her with a boy because she’s been with a girl this whole time…Lauren.. and like im guessing for the media it wasn’t that obvious since they were on a group together…Do you get my point, sort of? Lol

I do get your point sweets, and I love it.