and learning every detail about you that i can

ANATOMY STUDY GUIDE 101

So studying anatomy is nothing like any other topic, especially when you study it at uni level, where they expect you to know every single small component of the body! So this guide is going to be concerning the musculoskeletal system and the nerves (PNS) and arteries in the body. 

I have mentioned some of these tips before but I will put them in here aswell and so this can work as sort of masterpost. This is like a more “overall” type of masterpost. So if you want to have topic specific posts for example for nerves and arteries then let me know. 

1. Find a study partner. First and foremost anatomy is so much easier when you are two dealing with it. Me and my study partner used to do anatomy spots together and by doing it two people together you can discuss what it could possibly be. You get to hear their train of thoughts which sometimes can be better than yours. Also you will have someone to quiz you and correct you when you say something wrong. 

2. Accept that it takes time. First step to learning anatomy is dedicating a lot of time. It is not easy, you are cramming so much information into your mind and for it to stay there you will have to go over the same topic again and again and again. And I know it is really frustrating and you are going to spent maybe 10 hours trying to figure out the muscles of the leg and then next week when you review it again it will feel like a whole new topic, but this is all a part of the proces, just keep revising again and again and again. 

3. The Atlas is your best friend. Invest in a good atlas, they are a little expensive but they work wonders because first of all they give you an image of what you study. And usually the text book images are not enough. In an atlas you will have “isolated” images but you will also have images where relations are shown. HOWEVER if you dont want to buy an actual atlas then maybe buy Complete anatomy which is a computer program that I also reffered to in my “5 sites every med student should know about” post. Here you can play around with the structures, view it from different angles and add on to it with other nearby structures or remove structures. 

4. Say it out loud. Pretty self explanatory. 

5. Create an overview. Rather than focusing on the details try to focus on creating an overview. Anatomy is already so difficult so dont complicate things for yourself. And if you know the basics then learning the details will be so much easier. 

6. Use a whiteboard. Speaking of creating an overview, try using a white board for this. It is such a good way for creating an overview. I think because deleting and writing is so easy it kinda makes it less stressful than writing in a note book where ofcourse you worry about the aesthetic. Also try to do this with your study partner. You can plan on studying a topic together so lets say for example the muscles of the leg, you both at home study it, try to memorize it, look at it in an atlas and then you two meet. Now when you meet you get infront of a white board and start talking and writing about what you guys think is important and when you guys cant go any further then grab your notes and then add more on to the board. 

7. MAKE IT VISUAL!. This is the most important step! Use bones, pay attention in your dissection classes, if you have the upportunity to touch, feel and look at structures then DO IT! This is the best way to learn. Spot as often as you can.

8. Make up rules. you can find a lot of them online, or just make some up yourself, me and my study partner did, for example the muscles  M. erector spinae: I (m. iliocostalis) Like (m. longissimus) Standing (m. spinalis). If you turn it into a “game” then remembering it will be much easier.

And most importantly dont stress your mind that much. Allow yourself to take breaks, because over feeding your mind with knowledge in a short period of time can also be very damaging since you will waste time and not remember most of what you studied.  

Good luck, stay motivated and stay dedicated

Love 

Dunia

How to Break In a New Tarot Deck

Originally posted by gif-007

Most decks have the same standard 78 cards, but every deck is still a little different! The art, the energy, each new one can take a little getting used to. So here are some ways to do it!

Deck Interview spreads. These are really popular, so let’s go ahead and get them out of the way. There are tons of spreads available online that answer questions like, “What is your energy?” “What are your strengths as a deck?” “What kind of questions do you have trouble with?” “What can I learn from using you?” You can also just make your own! But doing a practice reading and getting the deck to say a little about itself can be very handy.

Look at it. Seriously, give it a good hard look. Spend some time on every card, seeing how the art makes you feel and what small details may support or enhance the meaning. The art will take a more nuanced approach or interpretation of the card beyond the few general keywords. For example, does the “Death” card focus more on the ending, or the renewal? Does the end look bitter?

Carry it around. Put it in your bag when you head out. Take it with you on trips. Even if you don’t plan on using it, have it on hand… just in case. Share memories with it, bond with it. Get comfortable with the presence of it.

Use it! Naturally! Eventually, you’re going to have to use it to break it in. You can’t break in shoes if you never walk in them. While I’m still getting used to the nuances of a deck, I won’t use them for my big complicated spreads right away, but I might use them for little things until I feel like I can use it for ones that take more brain power. Even if you’re an experienced reader, it’s okay to not jump in head first with complicated stuff on a brand new set of cards. There’s no rush!

How To Create a Self-Study Schedule Part II: Casual Studying

Hello polyglots! I apologize for the lateness of this post! As you know I posted about how to create a study schedule if you are studying a language(s) intensively. Now I’m going to talk about how to study one language or multiple languages casually.

First, I need to define what casual studying even means. Studying casually means that you are foregoing certain aspects of language study in order to maintain a slow and low commitment pace. For example, say you’re learning French casually. Instead of psycho crazy grammar schedules filled with practicing grammar and vocab over and over, and quizzing yourself every day until your brain turns to pulp, you opt for a simple audio lesson every day for 15 minutes after you come home from work or school. Easy right? Yes! That’s the goal. With casual studying your schedule is freed up for other things. In addition, casual studying gives you the leisure to take your time to learn things deeply and thoroughly. Casual studying, however, implies that you are not studying so much for full fluency but for practical, everyday usage. So casual learners care a little less about learning the specifics about complicated grammar but instead want to learn how to use it in conversation by learning dialogues and repeating phrases. So how do you create a casual study schedule? Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

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A Lesson in Love (The End)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 2,898

A/N: This is it, y’all. We’ve finally reached the final part of the series and, because I’m a sentimental son of a gun, I’ll post a proper goodbye post to this story sometime in the next day or two.

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist + Soundtrack

@avengerstories - Without you, there would be no ALiL. I can’t thank you enough for you endless support.

Originally posted by caps-bucky

You wake up early the next morning, eyes blinking wearily as you struggle to free yourself from the last remaining tendrils of slumber. It’s not a simple task, mostly because you’re still exhausted and all you want to do is fall go back to sleep.

But you can’t. Something woke you up and you need to figure out what it was.

As you begin to come to, so do your senses. A quick sweep around your surroundings lets you know that you’re not in your apartment and the feeling of someone wrapped around you is the only clue you need to figure out that you’re not alone. You turn your head slightly, nose catching the scent of antibacterial soap - a smell that your brain immediately connects to doctors and hospitals.

Hospitals.

The last bit of confusion about your current location fades away as your brain catches up with your senses. You’re with Bucky.

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anan Performance Unit Interview Q1
  • Q: The good points and slightly worrisome points among members?
  • Dino: The8-hyung is too much of a perfectionist. When he matches clothes, everything needs to be considered, even when he's packing, he watches the mirror while muttering, "Does this combination look good?"
  • The8: I just want to bring everything, and end up bringing a bigger suitcase than everyone else.
  • Dino: But when everyone's gobbling up food with spoons, The8-hyung uses chopsticks and eats very little, no wonder he never gains weight, I'm a bit worried.
  • Jun: Dino, too. Sometimes you don't eat breakfast properly, right? If you don't eat properly, you won't grow big like me. (laughs)
  • Dino: I don't do that. I grew taller during "BOOMBOOM" era. When I stand with the other members, I no longer feel small.
  • Hoshi: When the group was first formed, he was still a kid. As for Jun, he's just handsome, open-minded and a peacemaker. The fact that he has no bad points is the most disappointing.
  • Jun: (trying very hard to hide his blushing shy face) Please give me a mask~!
  • The8: But he always likes to tell jokes, when he hypes himself up it's... Oh well, we're all used to it by now anyway. (laughs bitterly)
  • Jun: Every time I tell a joke I think, "Wow, my Korean's so good!"
  • The8: That's why you tell them?! This is the first time I'm hearing it. (laughs)
  • Jun: But aren't I right about this? (laughs) Dino thinks in detail about all his expressions and actions on stage. Even though he's so talented, he's still this hardworking, it's truly commendable! His slightly worrisome point was mentioned earlier, he doesn't eat breakfast.
  • The8: Hoshi is the member you should learn from the most, he's someone you can rely on. A lacking point is that, he's slightly short-tempered, when he gets worked up he talks really loudly.
  • Hoshi: When we're nearing the deadline for the choreography, I get anxious when I have no inspiration, so sometimes...
  • The8: Because he's very close with us, he is able to show us without any disguise, everyone understands.

asdf86052  asked:

How did you learn to draw all those different Pokemon so accurately? I can barely get one of them correct and yet here you are as though you were Ken Sugimori himself!

I learned observing the original concept of every legendary Pokémon. The original art is the best reference for you when you draw them!

Legendary Pokémon are very hard to draw, because they have many details (When I started to draw this monsters I spended many time drawing, specially with Yveltal, one of my favourites Legendaries, for me taked learn maybe 3 years LOL, to do a decent fan art of Yveltal).


Reference like this! ヽ( ・∀・)ノ┌┛Σ(ノ `Д´)ノ (ouch!) 

↓↓↓

Don’t give up! Practice everyday, always look yours old draws and do notes about what you need to practice more.
Be very observant, always.
Observe colors, shapes, textures, shadows and even the slightest brightness.
Practice every day what you like most! 
I don’t think my art is like Ken Sugimori sensei, but thanks °(ಗдಗ。)°. Ken sugimori is a master, so you can learn much about his work too! (And other Pokémon artist of course.)

You can do it, believe in yourself ! ! !  ヾ(*´∇`)ノ
(Sorry for my bad english!)

Hey ya’ll! So we’re nearing the end of the interview season and I wanted to share a few inside tips about what I have come to see as “good” responses to my questions. I know that this may not be valuable for many people in the current interview season but I hope that people in future cycles will find it useful! Later this cycle, I’ll make another post about “what to do if you didn’t get in”. But it’s still too early to throw in the towel!!

“Tell me about yourself”: I want to hear about the characteristics of your personality not mentioned in depth in your essays. So you can mention your research and volunteering and such, but also tell me about how tenacious, or driven, or kind, or organized you are. I want to hear that the interviewee has a sense of themselves.

“Tell me about your research”: Your opening statement to this better be less than 2 minutes long. I don’t want a presentation on your research, I want to see that you understand what you were doing, and that you can explain a complex topic to me succinctly. Because that’s literally what doctors do all day every day. If I want more details, I’ll ask and then feel free to open up!

“Tell me about a time you failed or made a mistake”: People will often tell me about times they failed a class or test and that’s fine, but not the best answer. I love it when people open up to me about times they made deeper mistakes and learned from them. One applicant told me about a time she seriously messed up coordinating a supply run for her company in Iraq and her soldiers were left without food for 2 days. Everyone was fine but she had to deal with that aftermath for literally years. Now that’s a mistake I want to hear about.

“Where do you see yourself in 15 years?”: I want to see that you’ve put thought into what kind of medicine you want to practice but have not restricted yourself to one field. This is kind of a bonus question. It doesn’t hurt if you mess it up because I didn’t have an answer for this when I applied, but it really helps if you can answer it well. Good answers include the range from: “Practicing community based medicine somewhere and finding a good work-life balance” to “returning to my home country to found a medical school catering to women and fighting corruption in healthcare”.


“Tell me about your support system”: This is a super important question. The two people in my class who have dropped out were both dealing with crazy personal lives (an incredibly messy divorce, and a family that exploded following a death). I want to hear that you have people who you can depend on, and that those people are themselves stable. Resiliency in applicants and in the loved ones’ of applicants matters much more than many other traits. This is part of the reason I love non-traditional applicants. They tend to be so dang resilient!

“What was your most significant volunteering or shadowing experience?”: If your eyes don’t light up when you tell me this, I don’t believe you. Tell about something that actually moved you, not something that you think should have moved you. I want to see passion and love for something.

A few random tidbits: I don’t mind if people tear up, or cry a little, but please try not to full-on sob. It’s hard to redirect an interview following that. Since I’m a younger student, I don’t notice slang and vernacular as often as the older interviewers do but I do notice it if it’s in excess or inappropriate to the situation. I like to hear about people’s faiths, and I feel that is a common theme with most of our interviewers. But don’t feel pressured to tell us if you don’t want to! I like it when people are married/ engaged so please do let me know about that! It shows emotional maturity (most of the time). If you mention a child or pregnancy, I’ll ask about how you will manage but only if you mention it first. There are lots of people (including women) in my class with families so it can def be done!

tutoring sessions ↬ p.p

prompt: can I get an imagine where the reader needs a tutor for math so MJ volunteers Peter (knowing that Peter likes the reader)?! THNX SO MUCH

warnings: fluff?

notes: this was one of my first requests and i find it so cute, thank you so much to the anon who requested this! there will most likely be a part two if it’s wanted enough. oh, god, i hope you like this.


Hands tangled in your hair, your fingers kneading into your skull, massaging the aching headache away before it even fully approaches; you’re stressed and a heavy sigh falls from your lips, a mixture of tired and boredom dragged into it in one simple breath.

You’re staring–staring, staring, staring–continuously at the pages and equations that are laid out in front of you on the work desk, and it all seems like jumbled garbage, the numbers making loops in your brain before they leave out through the other ear, leaving you no more educated or enlightened than previously. Your focus and frustration, both overpowering any trace of relief or happiness in your body at the moment, are concentrated into your pencil as it practically cuts into your notebook paper hard, making useless chicken scratch as you hold back the urge to let out a purely horrific scream of agony. You were ready to wave your white flag, and your tutor hadn’t even arrived yet.

You had been waiting in the music room for about twenty minutes, trying to do some of your AP Calculus work on your own, but quite obviously it was to no avail. Michelle, or MJ, told you that she’d meet you in here since it was quiet and she could properly teach you how to correctly calculate everything in time for the make-up exam you had to take in a few days time so that you could keep your 4.0 GPA and your spot in an advanced class. MJ seemed like a reliable person you could depend on, and so the fact that she still wasn’t here to help you with something you so desperately needed help with, was disappointing, and not to mention: a gigantic waste of your time.

The clock ticks, almost as if it’s mocking you, and you wonder if your Mom will kill you for making her wait outside in her car for as long as you did. The rustle of papers and the door being opened catches your attention, however, and you crane your neck to see who had walked in.

“Peter?” You’re confused, and the sight of him carrying a stack of textbooks with a pencil hanging out of his mouth doesn’t make the situation any better. “I thought MJ was going to…”

Peter walks over and places his things on a plastic chair before sitting next to you, taking the pencil out of his mouth to smile shyly, refusing to meet your eyes. “MJ told me that you, uh, needed help with Mrs. Garderner’s class and I’m getting all A’s in that class, so she figured that I could tutor you. If that’s okay.”

Your eyebrows knitted together as you thought of MJ. Her grades were just as good as Peter’s, and you and her talked more often–so, why would she randomly ditch and send Peter in her place? You’re not bothered or annoyed, considering that Peter was rather sweet to you and could take up interesting conversation when he was feeling less nervous, but you just didn’t get it.

What was MJ up to?

“Yeah, of course it’s okay,” you answer him as he takes out his notes and just stares at them in his lap, tapping his pencil against his jeans. “I just need this session to finish up early, because I told my mom last minute and she’s in the car waiting.”

“Oh, we could reschedule if you want. I wouldn’t want to keep you or your mom waiting,” he says and he finally looks up to meet your gaze. You grin at him to ease him up, and chuckle when he blushes. “I’m sorry about being late, by the way. I usually get out at 2:45 sharp and MJ told me literally as I ran out the door.”

“It’s fine, I’ll just text my mom and tell her that I’m running a lot later than I thought,” you inform him, taking out your phone to do just that and you glance at him, his hand nervously brushing a lock of wavy brown hair out of his eyes. “My make-up test is in a couple days, so I need to be tutored everyday until then. I told all of this to MJ, but I’m not sure if she told any of this to you.”

“No, she didn’t. But that’s okay, I’m sure I can squeeze you into my schedule,” Peter says playfully, and you laugh and raise an eyebrow.

“Wow, you’re getting cockier by the minute, Peter Parker. I don’t know if I want to actually go through with this tutoring deal now.”

“No! I mean, I was joking, [Y/N], I wasn’t trying to be arrogant or anything–”

“Peter, Peter,” you interrupt, cutting him off, “I know. Come on, chill. I’m as calm as they come.” You wink at him before giggling. “And don’t bring up that time I threw up during our field trip last month where I was super nervous, because I know you were there and by that amused look on your face, I can tell you know what I’m talking about. If you make fun of me, I really don’t think I can go through with us.”

“Us?” Peter asks absentmindedly as he opens up the right textbook after closing up the wrong one. He wonders if you notice how fast his heart is beating. The close proximity between you makes electricity run through his entire body and he finds himself tapping away his adrenaline via foot-against-tile to get rid of it.

“Yes, us,” you repeat, “I’m pretty sure we’re going to be best friends after these tutoring sessions. I could give Ned a run for his money.”

Peter chuckles. “Oh, I don’t know, Ned is pretty competitive.”

“I guess we’ll have to see if I ace this test first,” you shrug, tucking a piece of hair back behind you ear, turning towards your work so you can actually learn something with Peter here, and because of this you fail to notice him biting his lip as he admires you.

He wants to tell you how beautiful you look right now, and how fluttery you makes his heart in a way no one else can, and how much he hates MJ for doing this to him when she knows every single detail about how he feels about you–but at the same time, he’s so incredibly thankful because he could’ve never volunteered without a little push. And at this point, he’s staring, hopelessly staring, and he’s marking down the slope of your nose and the way you’re currently sticking the tip of your tongue out in concentration whilst writing down copies of his notes. He can’t help it, he can’t help but do his absolute best to refrain from bursting at the seams just so he won’t blow his cover and mess things up with you, and he finally looks away to get his mind off of you and onto what he’s here for: math.

He’s just your tutor, your friend who’s here to help, and he doesn’t know why he’s suddenly acting like this. God, he thinks, Spider-Man would handle this situation so much better than Peter Parker right now; and he’s so focused on not focusing on you, that he doesn’t even realize the look in your eyes as you turn to look at him.

“Are you okay, Pete?” you ask, and you take notice of the fact that he hasn’t said anything in the past five minutes. “Ready to get to work?”

He nods, and apologizes of course, because he’s Peter Parker and that’s his thing, and he steals a glimpse of you one more time, wishing he had Karen from his suit to give him the motivation to say how he feels about you. But he doesn’t, so he can’t. And so, instead, what he says in the end is just this:

“Yeah, let’s get to work.”

DESIGN INTERLUDE FOUR (SORT OF)

K, this is gonna be the last of these little development chats.

We haven’t found a house, but not getting to work on my comic has started pissing me off, so i’m just gonna start drawing an interstitial scene I’ve been kicking around.

MEANWHILE.

The last of my little test comics. This is the one where I found the character I’d been looking for, and found out whether the Third Sword could really fight in that coat.

A lot of y’all have asked me about writing process, so I’ll show some of that. I’m a lot less confident and a lot less practiced as a writer than I am as a draftsman. So this isn’t me trying to hand down wisdom or teach anybody the craft. This is just me explaining how I go about it.

So first you get an idea. MY idea was “it’d be cool if she fought some dudes.” Just that. Nothing fancy. I thought about how to give that some structure and make it more of a free-standing scene that felt like part of a larger story. This developed into:

“it’d be cool if she was walking through some sweet ruins, got attacked, looked outnumbered but totally wailed on her attackers, then said something pithy and walked away.”

We will call that my ‘outline.’ It is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s a sequence of events, and that’s enough. I generally outline before I try to actually write anything, even a 2.5 page short. Then I wrote this really rough little script on my phone one night while I was falling asleep:


1
Clara walks through a ruined city, a place once fearsome and now chilling.

2
She hears a noise off-panel

3
Spinning, she brings up her sword to defend against a hideous creature that bears down on her.

4
She cuts it down, and another springs up.

5
More fighting.

6
Same

7
Same

8
Same

9
The creatures, all sprawled out and defeated.

D1: we well come again
D2: when you are alone
D3: in the dark
D1: and without your sword.

10
Of course you will.  You have before.

11
I survived.

12
Walks away.

I know. Pretty sparse. And I’m still calling her Clara because I haven’t come up with a name yet. But I was writing for myself, right? Plus, I always edit a few times, even as I finish lettering in the copy. This is partly because I hate everything I write, and partly because editing is just a good idea. The next day, I worked out the layout like this:

Again. I know. But I was drawing it for myself. And again, I usually change these up when I go to actually pencil in the page. You can see, also, that the dialogue here is already evolving from the script, meaning that I didn’t like it and wished it were better.

I researched the look I wanted for some more dense and ‘urban’ ruins, pulling a lot from Angor Wat and a few other Khmer temples, modifying the stuff to suit my needs. Then I drew it like this:

I drew it in photoshop. I usually do my first lettering pass while I pencil, and I did with this short. I changed a lot of the stuff that went up. Predictably, it ended up being informed by the feelings and struggles of my family at the time. This is what I ended up posting:

As a test, it was mostly successful. I liked the way her coat handled in the fight scene, liked the location, and  I got a LOT closer to the sort of personality I wanted in the character. But I skirted around a lot of design problems.

Like in that last panel, look at the bullshit way her sword connects to her belt. What is that? Who let THAT slide? Oh, it was me, exhausted from drawing a million crumbling bricks. Maybe could’ve gone easier on the environmental detail, girded that sword on, and colored her frigging belt. But no. No, instead I drew every wrinkle in that root system behind her.

So the moral of this story is: I don’t know what I’m talking about. I don’t even know how belts work. Everything I’ve said these last few weeks is suspect. Don’t do things the way I do things there has got to be a better way to do things.

So find that better way, take what you can learn from other artists’ triumphs and failures to make your own path, and have a really good time on it. And make a lot of fun comics (or whatever you like to make).

Next week I’m posting comics again.

-Jake

anonymous asked:

If ur still doing hc's, brogane hc's

These are 100% based on shit that me and my older brother pulled not even gonna try to hide it


-Shiro and Keith used to get into fights a lot that would often end with Keith getting pushed down the stairs and their mom telling Shiro “Takeshi you have to be gentle with him he’s 7” while Keith stuck his tongue out at Shiro over mom’s shoulder
           Additionally: “Keith stop crying, here you can hit me back”

-Once they stopped fighting all the time, they became a meme team
          “Hi my name is Shiro, I’m 19 and I never learned how to fucking read”

-Once when Keith was 10, Shiro forgot he had to babysit Keith so he had to bring him along on a date with Shiro’s crush
         Keith told every single embarrassing story about Shiro, in great detail, to the girl in chronological order
         Shiro refused to drive him places for almost a year because of it.

-Keith once broke a 300 day streak on snapchat with Shiro and he stopped talking to Keith for 3 days

-Keith once stuck a post it note with “pinch me” on Shiro’s back at a family event, it took Shiro 3 hours to realize it
         Speaking of family theirs is huge, as in see 175 family members on a regular basis kinda huge

-Their mom has a metric fuckton of pictures of them in their happi coats when they were little, she showed them to everyone who came over to their house and keeping people from seeing them was one of the few things the boys would work together on.

-“Shiro I know that advice you gave Lance was a line from Naruto we watched that episode together”

-Shiro was a Pokémon kid, Keith was a Digimon kid

-Keith always forgot to take off his shoes when he came into the house, or he couldn’t find his slippers afterwards. Shiro stole them

-Shiro used to make sukiyaki for their mom because Keith hated it and would get scolded for not eating his brothers cooking

-When Keith first got mobile, he used to crawl over to Shiro, give him a hug, then bite his shoulder hard enough to break skin. Shiro later would accuse Keith of attempting cannibalism at the fresh age of 9 months.

-Their mom bought a yoga ball so Shiro shoved it under his shirt and him and Keith ran at each other and body slammed one another. Keith went flying and got a concussion from hitting the wall so hard.

Shiro: *drops his phone from the top of the Empire State Building* not a scratch

Keith: *drops his phone from one foot up onto carpet* screen shattered

Keith: what the fuck

Hey all DID/OSDD systems!

It’s okay to not know every detail about every alter in your system. You don’t have to force it, or even go looking for the information. If it’s there, it will present itself over time.

The nature of DID (I can’t quite speak for OSDD, because I have not experienced it) is that it makes you keep information hidden away in your brain in order to protect yourself. You forget things. When you start remembering, you will most likely remember bits of information at a time, not all at once. If you were to remember every detail all at once, it would be too much to process all at the same time. This can also apply to figuring out information about your alters.

Some of my alters I know a lot about. I’ve spent more time with them, or they’ve fronted more often, or they’ve drawn or written things that I can use to help me figure out who they are and what they like and dislike. But this is not the case for every alter. There are a few in my system that I know are there, but I don’t know very much about them at all. 

For a simple example, some of my alters have favorite colors. I know what some of them are. But it’s not necessary for me to know the favorite color of every alter. If they know, they’ll tell me, or I’ll figure it out over time. But it might not be a detail that is there for some of them, and that’s okay!

You don’t need to know everything about every alter in order to start making progress on your recovery journey. It’s about learning where you and your system are right now in the healing process, and acting accordingly. And I know this isn’t easy. But it can happen. I believe in you!

Last Breath - Archie Andrews

Anonymous said:

can you do an Archie imagine where you die in his arms because the murderer shot you and ran off or something? Thank you!

Originally posted by riverrdxle

I’m sorry it’s so short, I hope my sadness level makes up for it.


“Whenever you’re ready to start, just tell me what happened first.” The boy across the table looked up at the officer who was questioning him. His red hair was a mess from pulling on it while he was yelling, screaming. His brown eyes wandered to his hands, which had been washed, but some blood still lingered underneath his nails. “Archie, if you can’t do this right now, it’s okay.”

“No, I can Sheriff Keller,” Archie murmured, “we were at SweetWater River most of the day. We had been planning this date for a while…”

“We were going to meet up in the clearing, and when I arrived, she had already beaten me there. When she saw me she stood up and walked over to me. She had that smile on her face, that one she used only for me. She had already spread out the blanket for us and I was carrying a cooler of food. It was going to be a peaceful day, away from the drama and everything else. I set the cooler down when she got closer to me and I wrapped my arms around her and lifted her up, spinning her a little. She was laughing, giggling and begging me to put her down.” Archie took a breath, his mind still working from the past events. “We spent hours just talking about things. Totally random things that somehow were still relevant to us. She wanted to hear a song I had written, so I grabbed my guitar and played the song I wrote for her. She kissed me afterwards,” his voice faltered a little upon the memory. To whom would he sing to now that you were ripped away from him? Sheriff Keller frowned, he had known Archie for a while and had never seen the poor boy so upset before. “S-she kissed me and told me that she loved me. For the first time. I held on to her, told her that I loved her so, so much more.” Archie felt tears rolling off his chin; he hadn’t even realized he was crying.

“Did anyone know that you were planning this date?.” Archie simply shook his head. You had been dating each other for a few months by then, so a date with Y/N wouldn’t have been news to anyone. “Alright, can you tell me about the moments leading up to the murder?’  Keller suggested, hoping to learn anything about the murderer that plagued his town. Archie nodded slowly, still picturing every detail of your face. Your bright smile that would reach up to your beautiful eyes. His memories rolled through the rest of the date, the happy times before it happened. Now you’d only be remembered as a tragedy, the girl murdered in cold blood in a small town that anyone could care less about. That was not how you deserved to be remembered, Archie wouldn’t allow it. As soon as he could, he’d write endlessly about you, release songs that honor who you were. The thought of doing that now though, broke him a little more. He never thought he’d have to think about you like this; as dead and lost to him forever. He pushed those thoughts away, trying to refocus on the story.

“I went to throw our garbage away in the trash can a few feet from the clearing. That’s when I heard her scream and a gunshot go off.” Archie swallowed back his pain. The only thing that kept him talking was the thought of catching your killer. “I turned around a ran towards her, but the killer was already in the forest. There was blood everywhere,” he said, his eyes growing wide as if he were back there. You blood soaking into the blanket and into the skin of his hands. “She was shot in the chest, but when I got there she was still gasping for air. I pulled her into my lap,” he said, remembering the sounds of your gasps and how he cried out. The way your skin still felt warm despite all the blood loss still lingered. Your eyes had been filled panic but yet you spoke, using your last breath, “It’s okay Archie, you’re going to be okay.” Your last worry, your last thought, had been of him. Not yourself. Archie felt tears falling freely now, his hands running through his hair and pulling.

“I couldn’t do anything,” he shouted, and Sheriff Keller stood up.

“Archie, there was nothing to do.” But the boy only shook his head in his hands. Keller walked out of the room, leaving Archie alone with his feelings. The images of your lifeless body haunted him, his heart, and his head. If he tried hard enough, he could remember the weight of your body as the life fled from your eyes. That’s the moment he had started to scream. He felt his body shake as he sobbed, his tears pinging against the table.

The door opened and Fred walked in, heading over to Archie immediately. “C’mon let’s go home son,” Fred pulled Archie from the seat and guided him out of the police station. He sat in the passenger seat of the truck and when Fred got in he didn’t start the car. He reached out, in a tender motion, brushing the tears from his child’s face. “I’m so sorry Archie,” he murmured and Archie looked at his dad. His eyes were as red as his hair from crying, and Fred could see that he was in a type of unimaginable pain that was only written about in books.

The drive home was quiet, Archie had even stopped crying. Fred walked around the truck, opening the door for his son. Archie wrapped his arms around him and Fred was a little taken aback. He hugged him back, trying to sooth him. As soon as he walked through the door, Archie walked up to his room. He stood in the doorway, looking around as he watched the different memories of you dance before his eyes. The two of you cuddling in his bed, and he wondered if his pillow still smelled like you. You; the love of his life, plucked out of his grasp. He felt more tears gather in his eyes, and felt Vegas push past him. The dog sat in front of him, whimpering loudly. Archie bent down, burying his face into the soft fur.

“She loved you,” he whispered through sobs, but Vegas didn’t move a muscle. “She loved me,” more broken sobs racked his body. It took a while, but Archie fell asleep. He laid down on the floor next to Vegas and closed his tired eyes. Even his dreams were of you. Not in death, but in life when you were at your happiest; the way he wanted to remember you.

A-Level Survival Guide, by @Shannonsstudy

If you are unfamiliar with A-levels, they are a 2 year course typically for 16-18 year olds carried out after high school. In most cases you will study 4 subjects at AS level in year 1, and drop to 3 subjects at A2 level, unless you are me, in which case you would have carried on all 4 subjects and become way too stressed by exam season, because you didn’t have THIS survival guide.

·         Be prepared. You will need a binder/folder for each subject; none of this multi-subject notebook nonsense, there won’t be enough room for your notes and you’ll become unorganised. Make sure you have the basics- pens, pencils, ruler blah blah blah you know the drill.

·         Make an effort with your tutor. Your tutor will be writing your reference for university/job applications at the beginning of year 2, so make a good impression and stick to it. A simple “Hi, how are you?” as you walk in to registration and a “Have a good day” as you leave is all it takes, it will make the world of difference when it comes to them writing a reference. Similarly, make friends with your teachers, I’m not saying you need to be BFFs, just make it clear that you’re interested in their subject and them as a person.

·         DO THE HOMEWORK WHEN YOU GET IT. In a free period or when you get home, sit down and do the homework set that day. If you can get it done and out of the way asap it won’t build up and become stressful, it also gives you time to go to your teachers for help if you need it (also showing them that you take their class seriously and want to do well).

·         Use your free periods. I’m not saying you need to spend every single free doing hardcore study, because that’s not going to happen. But utilise the free time and get work done, you can relax at home and not have to worry about homework then.

·         Read. The. Textbook. You can have the best teacher in the world, and they may still miss out some details. Every day go through the relevant sections of the book for the day’s lessons, add anything missed out to your notes. I did NOT do this at AS, which was a huge mistake as I then had to do it all in the months/weeks leading up to my A2 exams, when I could have been revising content rather than learning it for the first time.

·         Similarly, make your revision resources ASAP. Again, do this after every lesson to avoid panic and stress in exam season. It’ll be much easier to write out 5 flashcards every day than it will be to write out hundreds 3 weeks before the exam, plus you’ll actually have time to study them.

·         Choose your subjects carefully. But also don’t stress if you start and discover you hate the class, you’ll have around a month to swap. Choose subjects that you enjoy and find interesting, there’s nothing worse than writing an essay on a subject you despise.

·         THE NEW A-LEVEL SYSTEM SUCKS. Yes, you now have to memorise everything you’ve learned in the entire 2 years and will be examined on it all at the end. Revising the month before may have worked in the past, but not this time. Revise year-round.

·         When it comes to revision (which again, you should be doing all year) use past papers. Although the system has changed, for the most part the questions have not. Once you’ve done one question on ‘differences in achievement and subject choice between genders’ you’ve done them all. You can still use old papers and mark schemes, just ignore the questions that are no longer relevant

That’s all I’ve got for now, but if anyone has anything to add, go ahead. Any further questions feel free to message/send an ask. For anyone who’s curious I studied Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology. At AS I achieved AAAB (B in chem), and am currently awaiting my A2 results.

It’s a strange sensation - living through knowledge before experience. I know every step of the process, every written word about it. I’ve memorized the steps and the numbers, the ingredients, the ratios, but now, my hands shake. My fingers fidget and I feel foreign in my work. You can study life in facts and numbers, but living is the only way to learn the details.
—  Living Knowledge // Grazia Curcuru

okay but Danielle is probably missing such weird chunks of knowledge like Vlad taught her how to speak and read and probably write and he taught her enough social skills to be useful to his plans but there would be so many things she hasn’t learned and she soaks up random shit like a sponge so

she could tell you everything there is to know about ants because she watched this David Attenborough special last night and did you know some ants can jump like there’s this species from Tasmania- but if you ask her what clouds are made of she’ll be like, I dunno, marshmallows?

and she could tell you every detail about her ghost core and what elements are found in ectoplasm but if you ask her to name any human organs she’ll basically stop at ‘brain, heart and stomach’ like what’s a liver?

and the first time she gets her period she has no idea what’s happening and it’s like that scene from Carrie, she thinks she’s dying, she’s on Valerie’s bathroom floor crying her eyes out begging her to call Danny because she thinks her human form is destabilising and doesn’t know what to do or how to fix it

and she has no concept of matching colours or what foods go with what so she’ll eat cereal with orange juice because they’re out of milk and I mean it’s the only other liquid in the fridge and it’s tastier than water, and she’ll wear the most garish mismatching clothes and not understand why people are giving her strange looks

she also uses a lot of words she doesn’t understand and pronounces things wrong a lot because she’s only read them in books and never heard it out loud, but the girl can pick up a new language like a pro, she can speak Cantonese and Swahili as well as she can speak english and nobody really knows where she learnt them and she can ask for the bathroom in like twelve other languages, she just picks shit up from her travels

she thinks the moon is the size of a coin and asks why nobody has ever just, plucked it out of the sky and Danny is just, HORRIFIED and six hours later Danielle knows everything Danny knows about space and she still doesn’t understand where trees come from

and she has the most impeccable manners but punctuates sentences with really bizarre swear words and phrases because she knows those words have power and makes people gasp but she’s not sure how to use them because nobody will tell her so if she wants to make a point she’ll lob a random swear at the end of a perfectly articulated sentence and think that’s just how it’s done

I just love the idea of this tiny chipper outlandishly dressed girl travelling the globe and talking to strangers on the street in whatever country she’s landed in this time, slipping in and out of three different languages, eating a hot dog with chocolate sauce drizzled on it and chatting in precise detail about how bees make honey and then asking where rain comes from like

she’s such a contradiction I love it

Headcanon: Damian Wayne

At first, I only combined two of similar requests asking for a Damian headcanon and as I was queuing the post, I received another request that I think is similar. Since the last request did not tell me specifically if they wanted a headcanon or imagine, I decided to just combine these three requests together instead! Thank you for sending in your requests and hope you guys enjoy this! Again, updates are going to be slow because I am sick and I spend my day recuperating though I will try to get through the requests! Thank you for being patient! 


  • One of Damian’s redeeming qualities is that he is an excellent kisser. He has got years to practice – may have followed after his father’s footsteps of being a playboy but it’s mostly just for show. He really knows how to use his tongue too.
  • If Damian likes someone, he would try his very best to learn little details about the person he is interested in – their likes, dislikes, favourite food, favourite flowers – every single thing he can think of. He likes to be prepared so that if the person he likes is ever having a hard time or a hard day, he can drop by their place to cheer them up with their favourite things.
  • Might even be the type of person that may have to lock up his s/o in case of a very dangerous situation. All he can think about is keeping them safe – locking them up is not always a good idea but he does it anyways – because his first instinct will always be to protect his s/o and keep them safe until he can eliminate the threat. Damian will eliminate the threat.
  • Damian likes giving his partner back-hugs because he knows he can sneak up to them and startle them. He always showers his s/o with affection during the times where they are unprepared. Damian only ever shows affection when he is at home – never in public because he doesn’t want his s/o to be labelled as one of his flings because his s/o is probably more than a fling.
  • Damian is very creative when it comes to going on dates with his s/o. He doesn’t like doing the same thing as everyone else because it just doesn’t appeal to him so Damian tries to think about dates where the both of them can have fun and be themselves without the prying eyes of the public and the gossipers. 
  • For a first date, Damian may even book an entire paintball place so the two of you can have some fun without other people.
  • We all know Damian has a soft spot for animals and this has not changed one bit. He may even decide to take up veterinary as a side thing because he’s smart enough to be able to go through school. 
  • Damian just loves being around animals and almost every single time he would want to save a stray animal and nurse them before releasing them back to a safer place – or brings them over to shelters.
  • Damian is really good at guessing his s/o’s emotions – reading people is another redeeming quality that he has. He knows you like the back of his hand. He knows that when you are nervous, you always play with the ends of your hair or when you are tense, you are most likely angry. 
  • Though the same cannot be said for Damian. Often than not, you might have to convince Damian to talk about his feelings instead of bottling them all up.
  • One thing about Damian is that he loves to cuddle when in private. He likes the feeling of you holding him too. He often pulls you in to his lap and wrap his arms around you, doesn’t even let you leave unless you want to go to the bathroom.
  • Not that you mind. Being in his embrace is really nice and comfortable too. But if you ever bring this up in front of his family, Damian will deny this a whole lot.
  • “I don’t know what you are talking about, beloved. I do not cuddle.”
  • Not that anyone in his family buys his excuse at all. They have come across Damian cuddling with you many a times whenever they are at the manor. Jason teases him all the time though. 

melliaze  asked:

Hello, I'd like to request RFA reacting + Minor Trio reacting to Lawyer!MC. Keep up the great work, your posts are really enjoyable to read!

Everything written below is based on the K-drama Suspicious Partner and Legally Blonde :)) Huhu sorry guys, I’m really not familiar with this one but I tried my best ;;; I’m assuming MC is a criminal defense lawyer, I hope you like it! ^^

Note: To any lawyers/future lawyers out there please don’t hate me hahaha and feel free to correct my mistakes :))

Yoosung

  • W H O A
  • Respect
  • He saves animals while you put the bad guys behind bars
  • Yoosung is really proud of you and is your number one supporter
  • He gets interested in your job and browses through your law books when he has free time
  • Remember, Yoosung is really smart
  • So one day when you’re telling him about a case you’re handling
  • He totally understands all your law terms and he can keep up with everything, even asking questions or citing certain cases
  • And you are more in-love with him more than ever
  • Because this guy not only took interest in what you did, he learned about it so he can understand you better
  • When you’re stressed with work, he cooks you something nice and even makes you coffee for when you have to work late
  • He always makes it a point to pick you up from work since you finish later than him
  • And if he sees that you’re overwhelmed with work, he tries to help you
  • He really looks up to you and he loves that you’re trying to make the world a safer place
  • But he makes sure you guys have dates every now and then and makes sure you don’t live on instant noodles and 4 hours of sleep everyday

Zen

  • He’s played a lawyer before but he still wants to know everything about what you do
  • And he loves that you’re so dedicated to your job and he can see how hard you work
  • Just like him
  • He can watch you talking to yourself about your case and debating with yourself for days
  • Honestly, Zen loves watching you work
  • He goes to one of your trials and he just loves how brilliant you are and how confident you are
  • When he gets free time, he studies up on your cases and pretends to be the other lawyer or the judge so you can practice your arguments
  • And at first it you just laughed at him because he’s so cute and adorable and supportive
  • But when you guys get into it, you realize how good Zen is as a lawyer/judge
  • Lol he watched a LOT of court dramas just so he can pull this off
  • And his arguments actually made sense so you got a chance to prepare for other angles of the case
  • Your female co-workers would always swoon over him when he visits you or picks you up from the office
  • He always reminds you to be careful and he worries endlessly over you
  • But he loves the fact that his girlfriend is so smart and badass

Jumin

  • He can respect that you want to continue working despite not needing the money anymore
  • Because you truly wanted to do what’s right and help other people
  • He would, of course, help you in any way he can
  • This guy is very powerful and has a lot of connections so if you needed information, you will have it
  • Insists that you have a bodyguard with you at all times because he knows lawyers can get threats too
  • You work as hard as he does so you two barely get enough sleep
  • He sets up a home office for you so you can continue working at home; Jumin doesn’t like it when you stay late at your office
  • And when you lose track of time and stay in the office past midnight
  • He will pick you up personally and carry you home if he has to
  • He’d watch you in court when his schedule will allow it and he will glow with pride at his wife in action
  • He knows about law of course, but reads up on criminal law so he can understand you better
  • And you often see him slumping against the headboard of your bed with one of your law books in his hands, his eyes closed
  • He’s very much enamored with you and always takes you out for celebratory dinners whenever you win your cases

Saeyoung

  • Oh my God his girlfriend defends people in court
  • He totally wants you on his side
  • Especially when Vanderwood comes over and starts nagging him
  • And you come to his defense and Vanderwood would always lose the argument
  • Of course, you also put the bad guys in jail
  • Ehem he’s a hacker ;;;
  • Not that he’s a bad person, it’s just he’s done a lot of illegal bad things for his job
  • You accept him and love him all the same
  • And he helps you in any way he can
  • “MC, I can hack into his laptop for you~”
  • “Saeyoung, no”
  • Whenever you have to go to the crime scene to investigate or meet up with potential leads, he makes sure to watch you through CCTV cameras
  • You bring home so much paperwork ;;; Saeyoung can’t really cook for you but he buys you decent meals and drags you away from work (LITERALLY) just so he can feed you~
  • You have come home to him dressed in your corporate attire more than once
  • Never misses an opportunity to use legal jargon with you
  • “Saeyoung, are you wearing my shoes?”
  • “Careful MC, false allegations can get you in trouble~”
  • “…Saeyoung.”
  • He would grin and swivel in his chair, showing you his feet
  • “Alright, guilty as charged,” he would say, grinning
  • “You have to admit though, I look good in your shoes.” 😉

Jihyun/V

  • He’s more into the creative stuff —photography, the arts, performance arts, music —but he will learn as much as he can about your job
  • He’s a very good listener and he pays attention to every detail whenever you tell him about your case or rant about your job
  • But he can tell you’re very passionate about what you do
  • And he will always try to support you
  • He attends most of your trials and you see him give you encouraging smiles whenever you look in his direction
  • Also has an album in his phone of you in action and you keep wondering how he manages to get good angles of you
  • You take clients who have been wrongly accused and your goal is to clear their name, at the same time try to find the culprit
  • V accompanies you to client meetings and as he listens to your conversation with your client, he finds himself more drawn to you
  • Because you have such a good heart and pure intentions
  • He’s so lucky to have someone like you as his girlfriend
  • You work hard and always end up bringing work home
  • He always makes you a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and plays soothing music in the background
  • When it’s past midnight and you’re still working, he will persuade you to go to bed with him
  • And if you insist on staying up
  • He will legit carry you into his arms and shower you with kisses and hold you in his arms until you fall asleep
  • He understands hard work, but he won’t let you value work over your health

Saeran

  • Researches what being a criminal defense lawyer is
  • Asks you questions about your job every now and then
  • You’re actually a pretty good lawyer and he comes across several articles of the cases you’ve won and innocent people you’ve freed
  • And Saeran’s respect and adoration for you grows
  • You’re working on a new case where your client is someone who got framed and you’re trying to prove his innocence
  • When you get threats from an “anonymous” person telling you to drop the case you’re currently working on
  • He realizes that your job isn’t as safe as he thought it was
  • And he gets mad
  • You have to calm him down and make sure he doesn’t do anything that would land him in jail ;;;
  • Saeran becomes your bodyguard, making sure to send you to work and pick you up afterwards
  • He doesn’t tell you but he also uses his hacking skills to look for the killer
  • And the evening before the trial, you receive a usb containing surveillance footage of the murder
  • You win your case and the killer gets a life sentence
  • And when you come home you kiss Saeran’s cheek
  • You tell him all about the trial and he smiles, seeing how happy you are
  • Neither of you acknowledge the USB, but you know it was him and he’s just glad he was able to help you keep the bad guys off the street

Vanderwood

  • He’s not supposed to exist or have relationships
  • But when you guys fall in-love and he discovers you’re a criminal defense lawyer and your goal is to put as much bad people in jail as possible…
  • Baby if only you knew how many people I’ve killed with my gloved hands ;;;;
  • But you love him all the same
  • You guys would get into arguments a lot, mainly because Vanderwood would push you away
  • He feels guilty that you’re with him, a criminal, when your job is putting criminals in jail and letting the innocent ones walk free
  • He doesn’t want you to go against your morals for him, he feels like he doesn’t deserve it
  • You don’t believe he’s a bad person though
  • And you stand by your decision to love him
  • You volunteer to be his lawyer in case anything ever goes wrong
  • But since he doesn’t technically ‘exist’, there’s nobody there to sue him
  • The people in his line of work would probably kill him than sue him ;;;
  • He makes sure you’re always safe though
  • Because you get threats a lot
  • Vanderwood cooks you decent meals whenever you work late and he will carry you to bed when you fall asleep on the table on top of your notes
  • Teaches you basic self defense in case he has to go away for a mission and can’t be there to protect you
  • He gives you his taser too, just in case

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How to Lucid Dream for Magickal Purposes

Lucid dreaming can be used for divination, astral projection, and communicating with the spirit world. I am a Lucid dreamer, and after learning about the link between lucid dreaming and hag syndrome (a terrible thing I am plagued by) I did a lot of research about it. I found some scientifically backed ways to learn to lucid dream.

1.) Every morning, take a few minutes to reflect on what you dreampt. Most people remember dreams immediately after waking up, and then forget them shortly after. If you don’t normally remember dreams, taking a few minutes just after waking up to think about them can help you develop the ability to remember your dreams! Write down details, do your best to remember everything you can. The more often you take time in the morning to try and remember dreams, the more naturally it will come to you. This is also useful for dream interpretation!
2.) As you fall asleep each night, try to focus on what you would like to dream about. Don’t start out trying to do anything magical with your dreams, just tell yourself a story you’d like to act out. Imagine yourself flying, on an adventure, on a date. Completely immerse yourself in the fantasy as you fall asleep. Think of the details, focus on your senses. What do you hear? How does the grass feel under your feet? What do you see? This is also helpful for people who suffer from anxiety and toss and turn all night thinking about past or future stresses. Instead of pouring over the conversation you had 3 years ago, you can imagine you’re flying on the back of a dragon. This is another thing that gets easier the more you do it. The first few times you may find your mind wandering to other things, or just feel awkward. Keep trying!
3.) After a while of trying steps one and two, you will find yourself dreaming closer to what you imagine at night and remembering it more vividly in the morning. The next step is the one that is the hardest to start, and usually ends up being like switch flipping: taking control from within the dream. While dreaming, try to alter small details. This will take time, don’t be discouraged! You can get there. Eventually, you will be lucid dreaming with the best of them, and can utilize this skill for different types of magic.

WARNING
Lucid dreaming is scientifically linked to sleep paralysis, or hag syndrome. It has to do with REM sleep. If you don’t know what it is, it is when you lay awake, eyes open, completely paralyzed with the sense that there is something horrible in your peripheral vision (yes, you hallucinate) attempting to harm you. They used to believe that hag syndrome was when a demon or an evil spirit attacks or possesses you. If you believe lucid dreaming helps you navigate the spirit world, i suppose that makes sense. I experience it a lot, and it is terrible. It would feel immoral to post about lucid dreaming without including a warning about the increased likelihood of hag syndrom.

I’m reposting this picture from @mysticseasons because of the LINES, LOOK AT THIS LINES!

📷: David W. Carmichael

Title: Housing a Time Traveler (Part 7 Back to the Future(Reader x Peter Parker)

Summary: The Reader wakes up in a mysterious HYDRA facility where they’re trying to fish for information on why Tony is housing a teen.

Word Count: 1913

Warnings: slightly a spoiler about peter’s suit from hoco? that’s all!

A/N: OMG IT’S MY BLOG’S SECOND BIRTHDAY! I had to celebrate by writing in my favorite series i’ve ever done, I hope you enjoy!
PART 8

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