The-Taker

anonymous asked:

Hi, sorry to bother you, but if you can, do you think you could answer a few questions for me? I have an appointment with my university's disability office on Thursday to discuss accommodations. I have amps/fibro and chronic migraine. So far I'll be asking for absences without penalizations, maybe extra time on tests, and note takers or access to class material for when I miss. Is there anything else I should ask for? How has your experience been with your school's disability office? Thank you!

Hi! I am well versed with college disabilities office and have worked with them and fought against them over the years. Those are all very good accommodations to ask for. I would also ask for extra time to get to class (not being penalized if you’re late to class because you have a hard time walking, etc), the ability to make up tests if you miss, and preferential scheduling (you schedule before others to make sure you have a schedule you can physically handle). Personally, I also like to send out an email to all my professors explaining my disability and offering to come in during office hours to discuss it. They typically don’t take me up on the office hours but it helps for them to know what exactly I have going on (which the note from the disability office with your accommodations does not explain). 

My experiences have largely been bad but that was because I was up against an untrained, unqualified, ableist disabilities office head at my undergrad college. She did not believe fibro was real. I took her to the dean of the college and fought for my accommodations and won. I hear she no longer works there. Most colleges have much more qualified people leading the disability office. My grad school office is pretty good. Just go in knowing what you want and not backing down from that. Never forget you have the legal right to reasonable accommodations which they cannot deny you. I’m sure you’ll have a good relationship with your office and they will greatly help you through your college experience!

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I was tagged by @mysimsloveaffair for the meme. Hey boop!  

I got tagged quite a bit for this. I may answer them all because some questions are good. So blacklist my #tagged tags and I won’t clutter your TL. No hard feelings!

The Rules: Always repost the rules. Answer the random 11 questions posted for you. Create 11 new ones and tag 11 people. Let the person who tagged you know that you answered…

1.  Do you consider yourself a player, builder, storyteller, sim maker, CC maker or more of a picture taker when it comes to the Sims?

More of a storyteller. But I do enjoy making sims once in a blue. Usually when there is a new piece of CC out that doesn’t fit with any of my sim families.

2.  Which version of the Sims do you (or did you) enjoy playing the most (Sims 1, Sims 2, Sims 3 or Sims 4)?

Sims 3. It has good overall feel to it. It was hard to get bored playing it. But it take so much CC to make your sims look like anything and all that CC lags the game it’s just a vicious cycle. I attempt to play like once a month then give up.

3.  Do you play with aging on or with aging off? Why?

I used to play with aging on but now I have it off. My sims will die when I say they will. LOL. I have become the grim reaper.

4.  A lot of people have expressed their unhappiness with the Sims 4.  If you are currently playing the Sims 4…what keeps bringing you back to it?  If you aren’t…do you think you’d ever give it a chance?

It’s the most aesthetically pleasing version of the sims. I do admit I don’t spend alot of time playing my game anymore. A lot of what I do now is set up. If I wasn’t a storyteller I doubt I would go in game as much.

5.  What is the most unexpected thing to ever happen in your game?

I don’t have anything that comes to mind for Sims 4 because I have automony turned off but I remember one time is Sims 3 I built this elaborate ass house and spent ALL my money. But of course I forgot to get burglar alarm. That damn robber got me for soooooooooo much! And because the house was so damn big I didn’t get to him in time.

6.  Related to question 5…when that unexpected thing happened…did you continue to play or did you exit without saving?

Hell naw I didn’t exit without saving! I spent a long time building that house. I was just broke as fuck for a while. LOL.

7.  Besides residential…what are your favorite type of lots to play and/or build?

Retail lots.

8.  Do you prefer to play families or single sims?  Why?

Small families or couples. Playing with just one single sim can get boring and I don’t like playing with big households. I have control issues.

9.  How long have you been playing the Sims and what keeps you interested in it?

About 12 years. I got my start with Sims 2 for Playstation. I didn’t get into Sims on the PC until the tail end of the Sims 3 era. Oh but then I found out about custom content…and poses. It’s been lit ever since. I’m not going anywhere.

10.  Do you play with elder sims or do you tend to discard them (i.e. send them away to an elder’s home or move them out)?

I play with elders. I try to extend their lives so they can be in their grandchildren's lives. Depending on the household I’ll move them out but I do visit them and invite them over.

11. In your opinion is there anything that makes your sim playing (or writing, building, CC making, etc.) style unique?  

Only thing I can say is unique about my sim writing is…I write how I talk. LOL. And everyone of my sims have a bit of me in them, especially my main characters. 

I’m horrible at thinking of question so I’m gonna bypass that part. LOL But the following people can answer these question if they would like!

@xmiramira @talesofascrewup @psychoticcoven @nicole-simsessed @simsofapt10

11 Questions Meme…

I was tagged to answer these great questions by  @mysimsloveaffair ! Thanks, doll!

1.  Do you consider yourself a player, builder, storyteller, sim maker, CC maker or more of a picture taker when it comes to the Sims?

More of a story -teller, although I like making Maxis match CC as well!

2.  Which version of the Sims do you (or did you) enjoy playing the most (Sims 1, Sims 2, Sims 3 or Sims 4)?

Sims 3 is still my favorite because of the open world!

3.  Do you play with aging on or with aging off? Why?

Sims 4, aging on with a long lifespan! I really like to bond with my Sims, and I find it easier to do if you play with them for a long time.

4.  A lot of people have expressed their unhappiness with the Sims 4.  If you are currently playing the Sims 4…what keeps bringing you back to it?  If you aren’t…do you think you’d ever give it a chance?

I like the Sims 4 aesthetic, I think it’s the prettiest game out of all the Sims series. That’s really what keeps me playing, how gorgeous the Sims and the scenery are. I find the gameplay very limited and boring, though. :(

5.  What is the most unexpected thing to ever happen in your game?

Nothing unexpected EVER happens in my game, lol. I really micro-manage my Sims, lol. Once I picked a wrong chance card, but that’s about it.

6.  Related to question 5…when that unexpected thing happened…did you continue to play or did you exit without saving?

I exited without saving, I don’t even like getting chance cards wrong, lol.

7.  Besides residential…what are your favorite type of lots to play and/or build?

Commercial lots- dance clubs and bars are my absolute favorite to play and build!

8.  Do you prefer to play families or single sims?  Why?

Families, but mainly couples…with maybe just one child. I’m not big on huge families, and I find single Sims kinda lonely, lol

9.  How long have you been playing the Sims and what keeps you interested in it?

Been playing the Sims since Sims 1! What keeps me interested is escaping into a world of little people that I can create unique and fun lives for. :)

10.  Do you play with elder sims or do you tend to discard them (i.e. send them away to an elder’s home or move them out)?

No, I rarely play with elders, it’s so mean of me. Once they reach elder stage I usually move them out! lol

11. In your opinion is there anything that makes your sim playing (or writing, building, CC making, etc.) style unique?

I’m a writer in real life, and I think it definitely translates into my Sims playing, I love to create drama filled stories for my Sims!  

pro tip for disabled students

tl;dr: if you’re registered with your school’s disability office, note taking accommodations are probably available if that’s something you need and good god are they helpful

If anything affects your processing, fine motor skills, or attention (basically anything that makes it harder than an abled person to take good notes regardless of whether you know how), if you’re diagnosed and registered with your school’s disability office, you can get notes taken for you!

Basically how I got this was at the start of the semester I met with my disability worker person and was asked what accommodations I needed. I asked for flexibility in deadlines and absences (the worker was like yeah we can’t do anything but state that you have trouble getting things done on time and request occasional extensions or excused absences) and a note taker. How it works at my school is that either a professor can send me their own notes or a peer can take notes for me, which can be made anonymous by creating a fake email.

In one class, I am not utilizing the note taker because it’s a discussion rather than a lecture so I have time to jot down any ideas regarding papers if I need to because my issue is that I can’t listen and write at the same time. In two others, I have professors and in one of those also the TA sending me a copy of the full slides (as opposed to the ones without lecturer’s notes that are available for everyone) or their own notes. In the last class, I am hoping to get a peer note taker, but this was the first class to respond so I’m hoping it works out and I don’t have to scramble to find someone.

Hyperthetical* question: Suppose you are very socially anxious. Suppose that if you are neurodivergent, your school has a program in which the school will pay other students to take notes in class and email them to you. Suppose that you qualify for this and have signed up for it.

Assume that you find these lecture notes interesting but insufficient to replace being in class.

How would you go about emailing the professor before classes start, asking that the note-taker be able to record lectures with their webcam?

My current plan is to offer to create a contract saying that the signer agrees that the recordings are for personal use only. And people who violate this will be punished. Make two copies (one for me and one for the note-taker) have them signed and give the contracts to the professor.

Two things:

(1) I am not sure how to write up a legally binding contract of this form.

(2) How would you convince this professor that it’s in everyone’s best interest to do this locally unconventional thing?

suxamethoniums  asked:

test subject 626

My muse is a science project kept in captivity for many, many years, away from the public’s eye. Send me ‘test subject 626’ to become my muses care taker || ACCEPTING

“H…Hurt…”

His head throbbed, red irises looking toward his care taker with a painful glance. It had been about four years since Jin signed onto the Kamukura project, using his own body instead of Hajime. The headmaster would rather be experimented on than someone who had such a bright future ahead of him. Unfortunately, he hadn’t prepared himself for the pain involved in creating an ultimate hope.. 

How many talents did he have..? The headmaster had every single one, and it hurt his brain thinking about how difficult the process was. At least Hinata would live a normal life, and…Ky…he couldn’t even remember that girl’s name.. Practically all his memories were wiped when they worked on him..

“T….Tsum…iki….I…I…t….H….Hurt..”

anonymous asked:

You made a meta about Marcus Kane and his house in Hogwarts (and I really love it, 100% approved!!😍), but I don't remember reading something about Abby. I'm a sucker for this kind of things, so.. What do you think? Which Hogwarts House would she be sorted into?

Hey there! I’m sorry annon but i’m afraid I wasn’t the one who made that meta. I do remember reading that meta too! I wish I could point you in the direction of who did it. So I’ll tag it and hopefully someone will reply and say who did. 

But I’ll answer anyway. I think Abby would be a total Gryffindor. I was tossing up between Ravenclaw (Abby’s a genius! She’s a doctor!) but ultimately I think she’d be in Gryffindor. She’s always been a risk taker, always willing to sacrifise herself for what she believed was right. In season 1 it was to get back to Earth and find Clarke even if she’d be floated for it. Tell me that doesn’t fit with Gryffindor’s code of sacrifise and bravery. IN season 2 it was giving the kids weapons to try and get back to Clarke even though she was shocklashed for it. I also don’t care what people say she was a great leader in season 2 and that is some great Gryffindor quality right there. Plus, let’s not forget staying back in season 3 because the people would need “somebody to lead them out of the darkness”. 

I think Abby meets the Gryffindor values of sacrifise and courage but more importantly, being brave and sacrifising herself when it means following her principles and values (ie; saving man kinds, saving Clarke, doing what she believes is morally right). 

Definitely a Gryffindor! Sorry I’m not so good with meta’s anon, i do hope the OP of this meta responds! 

I’m trying to convince one of my little cousins to let me make them a pokemon costume and take one of them to comic-con. So far no takers, They are all too shy. 

anonymous asked:

Is there such a thing as a top or bottom in lesbian couples as there is in gay men? Thanks and btw you seem very cool and chill

There technically can be a top and a bottom in any sexual relationship – otherwise designated as a “giver” and a “taker”. But just like there doesn’t have to be a designated “boy” or a “girl” in lesbian relationships, there doesn’t have to be a designated top or bottom. In my personal experience, there’s more of a trade off where roles switch but one person can tend towards more of a dominant or submissive role. Does that make sense?

And thank you! 😘

I’m thinking of making a batch of Adam masks to sell - I can also paint them up as Blake’s Intruder/White Fang mask or if you so wish a custom paint job like the Yang Vengence Mask design.
What do you guys think, any takers?

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