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anonymous asked:

So, typing this out I realize it sounds kinda rude, but... is it hard to run this blog? I'm just curious how much it entails and how much effort it requires. By the way, thank you for running it. Y'all are cool as heck.

Thank you!!! It is definitely an effort to run this blog - there’s the time we spend every day going through the inbox, adding to the queue, and replying to asks & fanmail; plus the time (and money!) spent on maintenance stuff like updating the sidebar links, wrangling the tag cloud, fixing the formatting & theme, and managing the domain name (we actually own!) & related issues. 

(We don’t normally point it out, but we do have a Ko-fi link. If y’all like what we do and want to support us doing more of it, you can click the big orange button in the sidebar to buy us a virtual coffee!)

I’ve been running this blog since I started it in 2012, with occasional help from some friends, and the other mod joined the blog full-time about a year ago when it got to be too much to handle all by myself. I’ll admit I’ve thought of closing it down a few times, when we got a lot of anon hate or when running the blog started interfering with real-life stuff. But you guys continue to be awesome, and all the effort we put into this blog is totally worth it when we get comments like yours. Y’all rock! :D

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ivegotaheadlineforyou  asked:

Hi Hi! I've been interested in secular witchcraft for a long time, but i'm finally starting to stop just researching, and I want to try and start practicing! I've collected a bunch of resources, but what are some of the first things you'd suggest picking up from the store? Candles, herbs, oils, etc? Also, any beginner posts you could link me to would be wonderful. I'm all ears! Have a wonderful day <3

Hey, congrats on deciding to practice and doing your research! Are you excited? Nervous? Enjoying what you’ve seen so far? Is Tumblr your primary resource? :)

I wanna learn so much from new witches omg. (There’s irony in there.)

Well, it honestly depends on what you wanna do and use yourself. Because personally, I picked up a few of each - I got some tealights from WalMart, bought some cheap incense from somewhere else, picked up some dried herbs from the grocery store that I didn’t already have in the kitchen, and found like five or six crystals I liked from Green Earth. I spent maybe like twenty bucks. That was my beginner’s witch kit.

But, again, it all comes down to what you want to use. Are you more interested in working with candles in magic? Candle magic *is* a really easy but effective method of magic, and candles are everywhere, and really cheap. Most spells use candles in them, not necessarily as the focal point of the spell, but they also do wonders for boosting energies. A bag of 100 tea lights goes a long way in witchcraft. Color correspondences can help, but isn’t necessarily required.

Or maybe crystals are where you wanna go. Crystals have amazing energy, but are a bit more on the pricey side. It can also be hard for people who don’t know a lot about them to tell them apart - the “danger” in this is being swindled by people claiming their crystals are something they’re not. Doesn’t mean they won’t work for their “declared” intent, necessarily, but it means you just dropped a lot of money on something worth a tenth of that. 

That doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile to work with them, though. Because they’re an amazing tool, really - you just gotta do some more research, and be confident in where you’re buying from. Finding a reliable dealer with decent prices is where it’s at. But then, once you’ve got some crystals, they’re really versatile. They can be used on their own, or in conjunction with other spells, put them in jars and sachets, or in poppets, make grids, use them to charge other things, just stick like ten of them in your pockets - boom, witchcraft. 

Oils aren’t something I necessarily recommend, to be honest. Not because they aren’t useful, because they are, just like any other tool can be (just gotta know how to use them). I just don’t know a lot about essential oils. xD If that is the area you wanna go in, however, it’s worthwhile to know that you’re gonna want to do some more research on the topic, and be wary of any allergies you may have, and for the love of god don’t put a crapton of pure oil straight on your skin.

Herbs is a little bit of a tricky area too, especially when using them as medicine. It requires a lot of research and safety if you plan on ingesting herbs for actual remedial purposes. If you just want to use dried herbs in, like, jars and spell bags, it isn’t nearly as bad, but you still want to keep an eye out for any poisonous / toxic plants and allergies. The stuff you can get pre-dried from grocery stores and dollar stores are honestly enough in most cases, and there’s lots of substitutes for more expensive or exotic plants, depending on intent.

If you wanna grow your own herbs too, that’s an option, but another area I don’t know a lot about, so I can’t give you any more advice on that besides do some more research. (It seriously never ends, so I hope you like studying.)

I guess this sort of answers your questions, but not really in the way you wanted. So, long story short, what you pick up depends on what and how you want to practice. However, I’ll give you a list of items I would recommend, purely based on my own craft, but I feel they’re pretty good staples to have all around.

  • candles - versatile as all hell; can be used on their own or in any other spell; bags of white tea lights are super cheap and easy to find; worry about colors later; scents can be used as correspondences as well but don’t hinder in any way
    • also, if you can’t have open flames for whatever reason, they have LED / battery powered candles in some dollar stores now; not to mention, tech magic?!
  • matches - they smell nice, and can light candles; suuuper cheap, but in bulk; unless you’re allergic to sulphur, then just a lighter will work
  • herbs - dried herbs from the grocery store seriously do the trick just as well as fresh / organic stuff; Bulk Barn / Barrel has a lot of awesome stuff for super cheap too; start off with just a few general / all-purpose ones, and then add to your collection as you go along; it starts to build up over time, trust me
    • sea salt - cleansing and protection; can be used as a base for most herbal mixtures
    • rosemary - considered a substitute for most other herbs
    • basil - has like a shit ton of correspondences
    • cinnamon is useful to have too
    • if you wanna curse, pepper flakes, paprika, or cayanne pepper should do the trick
  • jars - do I even need to explain?; dollar store, man; even thrift stores have some pretty amazing and cool looking bottles and stuff
  • notebooks - not something necessarily overly witchy, but more so to write down what you learn; trust me, you’ll wanna do that, especially with correspondences; also, sigils
    • also, though, keeping a blog can be a great way to have a magical book; can be password detected / kept secret; tags are useful for organiazation; and then you have us assholes in the community to hang out with too xD
    • writing utensils are also kinda required to, you know, write in books; black Sharpies are useful for actually drawing on stuff - candles, sachets, etc.; good for sigil work
  • scrap fabric - but some cool patterns from thrift stores or whatever; useful for making sachets and poppets
    • sealable plastic bags can do in a pinch though, really; also can be drawn on with Sharpie for easy sigil application
  • string / thread - tie up bags, herb bundles; make sachets and poppets; also useful for bindings, and that’s a good skill to know
  • mini sewing kit - super useful to have in general, and all parts of it can be used for something, somewhere
  • tea bags - seriously, tea has magical properties too; super discreet; and easy as hell; play around with different flavors for intents
  • crystals - clear quartz is super cheap and all-purpose; buy like five of them and just use them over and over; again, another thing it might be useful to have like three or four basic ones and then build your collection over time; that’s how most of us get our arsenal of supplies
    • clear quartz - substitutes for any other crystal
    • amethyst - super cheap and easy to find; variant of quartz; good for sleep and peace and divination; also purple
    • tiger’s eye - I’m biased because this is my favorite crystal; good for protection and courage; did I mention it’s awesome to look at?
  • incense - not necessarily required, but I like to have it; smells nice, useful; so many scents; can be found pretty cheap all over too
    • again, if you can’t have open flames in your place, you can try those wax melters; definitely pricier, but versatile for magic as well; and I mean, they just smell, so, good; my mom has one with like sugar cookie wax cubes; and I come home and think she’s baking, and I get super excited; but it’s a lie

So, yeah, that’s my list, and reasons for what I wrote. That’s just some ideas to get you started. If you choose a path that doesn’t need those things in them, obviously don’t bother then. And depending on what “type of magic” you wanna do, your basic supply list might be very different. For instance, a sea witch probably won’t care so much about kitchen herbs, and stock up on sand and seaweed, sea shells and salt water. 

Since you asked for beginner’s posts, too, you can have my whole list:

I did it! I made a post that wasn’t mostly links! :o Anyway, sorry for my smartass mouth, I was having fun with this. I hope you enjoyed reading, and I hope it gave you some ideas, and helped you out! Good luck! And if you need any more clarification or have more questions, you know where to find me. :D

anonymous asked:

Hi, Saori! I see you blog a lot about Sterek and I was wondering if you read fanfiction too? If yes, can you rec me some fics to read? If not, can you recommend a blog that you think recs good fics? I find your taste in Larry fics similar to mine and I was hoping you can do the same with Sterek as well. Thank you!

Oh boy, honestly I have no idea what to say, I’m just glad that not everybody’s fed up with my Sterek spams (probably a lot of people are but oh well) :D

First things first, you should check out @theofficialstereklibrary @wheredidhiseyebrowsgo @underappreciatedsterek @acountrygirlsfun @christinesficrecs @eternalsterekrecs and if you like Larry too then @nottooldforthisship recces  awesome stuff all the time, (her sterek fic rec tag is a blessing) (my fic rec page is kind of a mess, but you can find some there too)

As of my recs, I usually don’t do it cuz I’m always anxious I’ll rec something the other doesn’t like, but since you asked so nicely here are some of my faves:

The Undisclosed (109k) - For once the pack doesn’t panic when a new hunter arrives. The gleefully sadistic man has labelled himself a collector of all things rare in the supernatural world and wants one of the rarest creatures; a werefox. Content that the pack is safe, the wolves focus on why their human member is acting so strange, ignoring the fact that Stiles only started once learning who the man wanted…

I’ve read this like, how many times? Way too many to be healthy? Seems accurate. And I’m totally not re-reading it again, nope.

Baking My Way Into Your Heart (179k) - Derek is an uptight college student, all work and no play. His carefully scheduled life is thrown kilter when his regular barista is replaced with someone new.

This fic changed my life tbh.

As Luck Would Have It (I’m already smitten) (188k, WIP) - When Stiles meets his Dom for the first time, it’s nothing like the cutesy, lovey-dovey Subflicks he used to drag Scott to when they were thirteen. There’s no burst of sunshine when they collide, no sudden swell of violins when their eyes meet; only a really big dent in the front of his Jeep and a seriously pissed off Alpha glaring at him from the sidewalk.

When I see the e-mail I shut down and don’t even look up until I finished reading the update. It’s by far the most exciting fic I’ve read, and I read A LOT.

Do Not Go Gentle (108k, WIP) - Derek Hale, Beacon Hills Alpha, is thrown into a dark cell which already contains another captive.   Someone quite young.   Someone who’s clearly been badly treated.  Someone who cannot speak and who has a cruel collar around his neck.Derek is both a Dom and an Alpha.  What do you think he’ll do?

Same with this. Mondays can’t come fast enough. Dark, but worth it for me.

Home (160k, WIP) - January seventh. Seven days since the start of 2015, and seven days since his father’s death.The bastard, he thinks bitterly. The past year Derek Hale had made it blatantly obvious that he hated his scrawny guts, taking every given opportunity to shove him up against a wall, growl threats in his ears and roll his eyes whenever he stepped into the room, muttering some snide comment about how spastic or idiotic he was.So why did he fucking volunteer to take him in?

You can’t even imagine what this fic does to me. It’s everything.

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Protect You (JD x Reader)

Heathers (JD x Reader) I was imagining the film JD, soo yeah! Hope you liked it! Feedback is awesome too.
I stared down at the two faces of my half-attackers. The two jocks, Ram and Kurt. I felt anything but pleasure as the other girls looked at me in envy as they both pressed me up against a locker.
“What do you want?” I questioned, clicking my tongue.
“We want to know why you don’t like us. Or wanna date us.” They stared at me, as if it was the most intelligent in the world; whilst the rest of Westerberg held their breath.
“Because you’re both idiots. You’d need to give me a LOT of stuff for me to date either one of you.” I retorted, very aware of another person watching; the weird trench coat kid who had a really handsome, angular face with sharp cheekbones.
Ram and Kurt took this into consideration, conversing with each other, before they stripped from their jock jackets.
“We think you’re hot. We’ll let you wear our jackets!” Ram slipped his arm around my waist and pulled me from my spot in the corner, before they both slung their red-and-white jackets over my shoulders.
“You can alternate. Wear one one day and another another day!” Kurt flashed a smirk.
“How about no…..” I brushed them off and tried to walk to class. 10 minutes until free period ends but I just wanted to get away from them.
“Hey!!” Ram ran up to me and once again; cornered me. They both really like that tactic apparently.
“Go on a date with us to a drive in.”
“Ugh-no!” I impatiently stammered.
Kurt came closer to my face, as if to kiss me before weird trench coat kid slammed his fist against a locker, rattling the row of it.
“You heard her! No! Get away, assholes.” His voice was scratchy but protective.
I grinned a bit, looking up.
“What are you gonna do?” Ram & Kurt said in unison.
I don’t really remember much, but I saw a metallic gunmetal flash, which coincidentally was an actual gun.
Kurt and Ram backed off for then.

(Lunch Period)

“Maybe you should go on that date.” My friend Veronica told me, holding a staring contest with the school’s weird red Jell-O; prodding it with her fork as it bounced right back.
“Why?” I gasped, surprised. Veronica hasn’t had too many good run-ins with them either.
“Because I think they want someone to hug. Maybe they’re lonely.”
“Pfff…yeah they want someone to do.” I grimaced at the thought.
“Please just do it. We can get something to talk about, to. It’ll be fun.”
“I’m literally, gonna die.”
“I’ll have that weird kid with the gun follow you.”
“Okay, Miss overreacting.” She sighed and got up, dumping the contents of her tray into the garbage and heading to class, brushing shoulders with Heather McNamara.

The piercing shriek of the bell woke me from my thoughts, and I swallowed my pride and ran up to catch Kurt and Ram.
“I’ll go out with you.” I sighed.
“Ahahah a yeahhhhhh!” They both collided shoulders and ran out.
“Pick you up at 8!” They screamed back at me. I sighed once more.

“Looks like you need some help.” The scratchy voices came from behind me, and I tilted my head upward to stare at the gun kid.
“Will you fight for me?” I questioned, gently touching his fingers.
“I’m JD, (Y/N). I’ll be there at the movies. I’ll protect you.” He smirked to himself.
“How do you know my name?”
“I have my ways…”
I frowned as I dabbed on a bit of clear pink lip gloss, staring down at my purple dress. It’s be lucky if It was in one piece by the end.

I stared out the window and saw a dingy looking faded cobalt car, and inhaled deeply before rushing out.

The moment I set afoot in the car I knew that hell was coming.

I tried to focus on the drive in movie, but I was failing. Ram and Kurt were eyeing not only me but other areas…of me and I was feeling extremely off about it. In any situation I’d run for the hills but I made a promise and I was pretty sure JD was behind me in a different car.
“So do you wanna like..?”
“No!” My automatic response kicked in.
They looked at each other and unzipped.
“You make my balls blue, though!”
“UGH you’ve got a left hand, use it!”
I was pressed up against the car wall now and I felt hot breath on my face as Ram kissed me.

Suddenly, the alternate door opened and JD dragged Kurt and Ram out by the back of their jackets, before slamming them and carrying me out into his car.

I waited for about 5 minutes before trench coat came back, smirking at me.
“You’ll probably have a better time with me.” He laughed, turning the key to the engine.
“You know what I really want?” He looked in my eyes, dead serious, before his expression softened.
“A slushee. Let’s go!”

Scott McCall AU (part 4)

Plot: Any permanent mark your soulmate gets, you get. Along with a distinct, unique tattoo that appears after an important moment in your soulmate’s life, however, you have no idea how you get away clean

A/N: Sorry this took a while, I’m thinking this will end soon…but remember, I have 2 other soulmate AUs planned as well. Please enjoy and send me feedback please! I’d really like to know what you guys think about this series since it’s so new to me, also thank you for 5.7k I love you all so much!


You and Scott hadn’t stopped texting since you met in the dimly lit store. You had told your parents and your mom immediately dragged you to go shopping for your date.

“I don’t really want to wear a dress.” You sighed.

“Honey, you brought only jeans and shorts, at least dress up a little bit. It’s not everyday you get to go on a first date with your soulmate.” She reasoned.

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Hey kiddos! Looks like I actually did end up making an art blog after all lol

My art is bad, but I’m still gonna post it anyways because I’m desperate for attention. A lot of my art is going to be from a dumb fem!Harry Potter AU I made, but I’ll do other stuff too! 

Here goes nothing I guess

(The concept of Hermione with Vitiligo was stolen from @tiny-gorilla and you should check out their art bc they’re awesome)

Static Electricity

Her fingers raked through her hair in frustration as, for the third time that night, thunder clapped outside. She knew it was irrational to fear it; it wouldn’t hurt her, couldn’t touch her, but the memories it provoked could. And she hated that. She hated how the slightest sound or sight could uncover something hidden from years ago, could delve into the broken passages of her mind and create a picture she didn’t want to see.

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Sunny’s G/t and Giantess Bible

Disclaimer: A lot of this is just my own personal experiences, wants, and practices. If your are different…great! But these are my thoughts and I get that other people might feel differently. These are just kinda things I wanted to sort through, express, and have there to remind myself and I thought maybe other people might like it too. Also, some of this may be slightly NSFW so you’ve been warned.

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anonymous asked:

Hiii!^^ Could i ask for boyfriend headcanons for Norway, please? O(∩_∩)O

Hello there! Of course you can, cute anon ^-^

How to win his heart: Another guy who needs someone patient with him. He is painfully shy around strangers, so that’s why patience is a key to getting to know him. He is snarky and that’s why someone who just isn’t annoyingly loud as Denmark is surely welcome in his heart. Someone more on the introverted side would be better for him but an extrovertic would be fine too. Just don’t drag him to crowded places and don’t make him meet a lot of new people.

Dates: He would prefer places that are not crowded. Actually, if he got the chance to choose the meeting place, it would be somewhere with no people at all but the place would be just stunning. He would like simply walking across the river or stargazing the most. Just his lover and him. Sometimes movie dates but preferably at his or his s/o’s house.

Kisses: Now this guy would love kissing his lover very much. It would be a common thing for him but only in private. No kisses for you in public. Sorry, darling~. Maybe a little peck on the cheek but it would be VERY rare. In private, he would kiss his s/o in various places. Eyelids, neck, shoulder, forehead… And he wouldn’t be particularly shy about it too. His kisses would be pretty unexpected sometimes but mostly they would happen during cuddling on the grass. Oh, how he would love sitting near the river with stars above him with his loved one!

PDA: As said before, no kissing in public. He would like holding his lover by the pinkie, though! In fact, he would probably shyly do this even at the start of the relationship, even though his shyness would be against it. Other things would be inititated by his loved one.

What he doesn’t want in a relationship: Someone loud like Denmark and demanding. Also, he would be very sad if his loved one would make fun of him for believing in magical creatures.

General headcanons of being in a relationship with Norway:

☆ Dinners with his s/o’s family would be very awkward. He is too shy for that (even if he would seem emotionless about it) and it would be really helpful if you encouraged him. He wouldn’t want a bad impression so he would do his best. His lover’s parents would probably think he isn’t serious about being in a relationship with his loved one but he would prove how much he loves his s/o when the parents would ask him about it.

☆ He’s also very protective of his loved ones. He is a great listener and gives very good pieces of advice, so if his lover had a problem, he would be a great at comforting. He used to calm Iceland when he was little too, so he’d probably end up singing lullabies and hugs.

☆ He is very good at chess, so he would be happy if his s/o was into it too. He would be even happier if his lover was awesome at it too. He wouldn’t admit it but he would get competitive. He absolutely loves beating people at chess. If his loved one wasn’t good at chess, well, he would be very willing to teach his s/o.

☆ He absolutely loves baking, so he would bake a lot of cupcakes, cakes and other delicious things for Valentine’s Day or Christmas. He is very good at it too. He would probably stuff you with it too. Sometimes his lover would have to tell him that it’s a little bit too much to eat.

☆ He would really appreciate if his s/o would be able to communicate well with Iceland. Seeing his little brother with his lover would mean so much to him.

☆ He wouldn’t really inititate cuddling but his lover would he up for it, he would be very glad to do it. He would get very silent during it but he would kiss his lover a lot. He would like having his loved one as close as possible. He would want his s/o to feel protected in his embrace.

☆ Please, ask him about his mythology and folklore stories. He has so many of them and I promise, they are entertaining to say the least. Nobody is good at telling stories as him. They are mysterious, full of magic and wonders. Just like him.

☆ He would talk about his lover with his magical trolls a lot! He would always wear a small smile on his face when reminding how honoured he is to have someone like his s/o. Honestly, overhearing it would probably bring tears to his loved one if he/she was sensitive.

☆ He may not seem like it but he would get jelous about his s/o quite easily. It wouldn’t seem like he was but if someone was flirting with his loved one shamelessly for too long, he would get sure to protectively wrap his lover in a hug and tell the person to quit it or they will have trolls after them. Do not underestimate the trolls.

☆ As a man of few words, he would rather show affection by small gestures like baking something for his lover, spending time with them when he is supposed to be working or just comforting them. Saying “I love you” for the first time would be hard for him because it means so much and shouldn’t be used too often in his opinion. It would take some time for him to say it and after that, he still wouldn’t tell it often. He would believe his lover would already know about it.


One Piece + Epithet (1/?)

MD's Top Med School Interview Tips

All of these tips are based on my own experience with 3 Medical School Interviews this year, if you have any more suggestions feel free to reblog and add them. My askbox is also open if you have any questions. 😊

{Interview Prep - A couple weeks before}

1. PREPARE WITH A FRIEND 👯: Try to find a person you trust and get along with to help you prepare. My friend and I met up once a week for a couple weeks to go over potential interview questions and MMI scenarios. We pooled resources and each looked online and in prep books for possible questions. Together we went through a ton of ethical situations and talked about pros and cons of everything. It was great to have a safe space with a friend to explore healthcare issues and just by having these conversations I felt more comfortable with the language and opinions that are associated with medical topics. [Note: make sure you and your friend aren’t coming up with the SAME answers for questions. The point of this is to practice expressing your point of view and answers with a person you are comfortable with]

2. KNOW YOUR CV 📄: Pretty much every interview (no matter what format) will have questions about YOU. So in addition to knowing answers for the basic questions (Why do you want to be a doctor? Etc..) make sure you can articulate your experiences, what you’ve learned from them, challenges you’ve had and why these skills and experiences will help you with a career in Medicine. Some schools release lists of attributes they look for in prospective applicants, so try to figure out how your experiences exemplify those qualities.

3. KNOW WHAT THE INTERVIEW FORMAT WILL BE 🔎: You will likely want to prepare differently if you are doing an MMI or more situation based interview compared to a panel interview. Also it’s good to know if the interviewers will have access to your application information or not.

4. PRACTICE WITH A PRO 💼: If your school has a career centre or Pre-Med club, try going to an interview workshop to get individualized feedback from someone who has practice interviewing lots of people. Another option is to ask your boss (wherever you work) if they would be willing to run through a mock interview with you. I know this may not be possible everywhere but it was super helpful for me to get feedback from my boss because she has interviewed hundreds of people over the years. Even though she isn’t involved in anything medical there are certain things that can make or break any interview and it’s good to have someone point that out to you. I felt super prepared after doing this!

5. READ LOTS 📚: Stay informed about current issues, healthcare related and otherwise. You may be asked for your opinion on something and while you may not need to know exact details it’s a good idea to have a general sense of big events/issues happening in the world. Also if you’re interested in Medicine it’s a great idea to read some books about it! I personally loved the following Atul Gawande books: Being Mortal, Complications, Checklist Manifesto, and Better. Don’t forget to read whatever it is YOU find interesting, not just Medical stuff, it’s important to pursue other interests too. [ps. Following lots of Medblrs helped me to be aware of a lot of topics that may or may not have been discussed in my interviews]

6. THE OUTFIT 👔: Find something that makes you feel professional and awesome. Whether you are buying an outfit, borrowing clothes from a friend or wearing something you already own, make sure it fits and you are comfortable. My parents bought me my first suit for Christmas for me to wear to my interviews. I wore a black pencil skirt with a black blazer and a white blouse (it didn’t have a collar but it had a conservative neckline and a ruffle detail in the front), black heels and stud earrings. I looked kind of plain, but I felt professional and confident. I knew my personality would show through in my attitude not my clothes, however other people may want to wear something more stylish and that’s okay - but I’d advise staying on the more conservative side.

{The Interview}

1. ORGANIZATION ✔️: Make sure you’ve made appropriate travel arrangements so you can get to your interview early in the *least stressful* way possible. You may or may not want certain family members to be around you during that time and that’s okay. Do whatever is going to make you feel the most calm and confident.

2. MANAGE YOUR ENERGY 😴: Do your best to relax and get a good night’s sleep before (easier said than done - I know!!). Do a light work out the night before or the morning of- whatever you usually do! Schedule the day so you’re doing a tour of the school’s campus AFTER your interview if possible so you can just relax and won’t be tired for your interview. Eat a good breakfast and potentially bring a snack with you in your bag if you’re allowed to and you’re going to be there for a long day. I didn’t realize how long I would be without food for one of my interviews and I was SO HUNGRY and almost lightheaded by the time my interview got started because I didn’t realize we would have to sit through 2 hours of presentations beforehand. Thankfully I made it through the interview but I felt pretty weak and shaky after because I hadn’t eaten for hours.

3. OTHER APPLICANTS 😊: I was pleasantly surprised by how nice and friendly everyone else was. It was actually a highlight of the whole interview experience to talk to the applicants and hear about their backgrounds. I met engineers, theatre majors, athletes, pharmacists, research prodigies, 30 year olds switching careers, applicants from small towns and big cities, people working on Masters, PhD’s and other undergraduate students with traditional and non traditional degrees. Everyone was great and it was cool to feel like we’re all in this together. I could totally see these people being my future friends and colleagues so it was great to chat, but obviously if people prefer to be quiet and focus on their interview that is okay too! Do what’s best for you, but be nice to people. [ps. Don’t be intimidated by other people’s accomplishments if they bring them up. The admissions committee wanted YOU to be there for a reason. Another person’s awesomeness doesn’t make you any less awesome]

4. THE INTERVIEW 🌻: Go in there with confidence knowing that you’ve made it so far in the application process. This is a big and exciting step and no matter what it’s a huge accomplishment just to be invited. The admissions committee wants you to be awesome, and you’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time so relax and try to enjoy it as much as possible! This is an exciting day!! You get to talk about Medicine and yourself and things you are passionate about! You get to meet other great applicants who could be your friends and colleagues one day! You get to meet current students and faculty at the school and learn about their experiences and ask questions!! Despite stress, nerves and anxiety YOU GET the chance to interview at a medical school!! This is awesome and exciting and I am proud of you!! ✨✨✨

  • thing that makes me sad: posts in actuallyautistic tags that claim that autigender is an illegitimate identity, or that it's offensive to "actually disabled" autistic people
  • thing that makes it better: the anti-autigender posts never get a lot of notes, and any original posts made in response to affirm autigender identity get tons of notes
  • for more information about what autigender means:
  • additionally: i am a real live autistic person on government disabled-person assistance because i'm too disabled to work due to autism plus comorbid stuff, *and* i affirm trans autistic people who are autigender. your gender being autigender doesn't invalidate any other autistic person's gender. keep being your awesome autistic selves. <3

anonymous asked:

Oh my god i love yours oc so much!!! I wish i could draw or do some cool stuff ;-; you are so talented and awesome

aaahhh thank you very much!! you can’t imagine how amazing that is that people like my original stuff too apart from fanart, so thank you so so much! you don’t need to draw well or do some other stuff to show me that you like my ocs, just those simple words mean a lot to me c: ily~

elenexdarkfireshimmer-deactivat  asked:

I want to say that I agree with all of your opinions ! I'm in FNAF and BATIM Fandom, and I'm tired of all of this #SaveBendy rant, it's really annoying. Also, your opinions should be also valid for anyone who hates FNAF only for its fandom

Thank you!!

And yes, many of the things I say, I would also say for other fandoms! :)
Because problems like that can be found there too, it just so happened to be standing out in the BATIM fandom. To me anyway. I wasn’t this much into something for a long time, so it’s possible that I just haven’t seen this happen anywhere else.

I’m personally not that much into FNAF, but I did watch a lot of people play it and some of the theories are very interesting! :)
I also saw some awesome fanart. I didn’t search for it, but I just randomly came across it and there is some good stuff too! And I can always enjoy funny and well made animations, which there are a ton of ;)

There are probably always people who hate something for it’s fandom… which is a silly reason in my opinion.
( I even saw someone give BATIM a negative review on steam BECAUSE of the fandom. I’m ??? )

As an example, I had a few bad experiences with people that are in the MLP fandom, but that doesn’t make the rest of the fandom or the show bad.
There will be bad people in any fandom, but it’s easy to just block them.
I’m not into MLP myself. I watched a few episodes to see what it’s all about, but it didn’t really pull me in.
But I wouldn’t attack anyone for liking it or drawing fanart and creating things that are based off the show! MLP also has some crazy beautiful art!

Just because I had bad experiences and because I wouldn’t want to watch the show, that doesn’t mean other people are bad for liking and enjoying it! It has a very cute style and very cute characters and I can see why people would enjoy it :)

And even for things that I absolutely don’t like… there is nothing wrong with letting others enjoy it.
I don’t like soccer/football IRL while about 99% of people around me are absolutely OBSESSED with it. 

Why would I want to hurt others for liking something that I don’t?
Instead I can focus on something I do like and contribute to it and (hopefully) make it even better!

anonymous asked:

Hi!! I'd like to tell you that your art is really touching and beautiful, you know I have synesthesia too and for me it's really interesting because we see music so differently and it blows my mind. Also I have a quick question: I noticed you use a lot of blue, do you see it more than the other colours?

Omg thanks! And seriously, it’s weird seeing other people’s songs (@itswinterblake does some awesome stuff that’s totally different from how I see it).

And I think a lot of things are blue for me, yeah. A lot of soft voices can be pale blue and a lot of deep voices are a dark blue, and piano is often blue, and every now and then acoustic guitar has a bit of a blue hue to it (mostly yellow/orange, but sometimes some soft sky blues). 

caffeinatedgee-deactivated20170  asked:

hey! ur art is awesome! do u have advice? like i can't really draw very well and i do practice but is there anything in particular, or... anyways, ily!

i mean every artist you ask is gonna tell you the same thing: practice

just fuckin. draw a lot. use references, look at tutorials. draw what you WANT to draw, and draw it over and over again. observe other artists’ styles and stuff too. 

like, there’s really nothing wrong with copying as long as you use it to explore style and don’t try to pass it off as your own. copy a lot. steal shit. you like how one artist draws eyes and how another draws hair? fuckin steal it. like i consider my style to be a big amalgam of bits and pieces that i’ve picked up from other places over the years; you just gotta synthesize all those bits into your own thing

but seriously, use life references a LOT

BTS - Reaction - Mermaid

@harunaneko44​ said:
Hello there c: I was wondering if I could request a BTS reaction? Where they found out their s/o is actually a mermaid? 😄💕 Thank u so much 💜


As soon as he finds out, you know he is ready af for a magical mermaid adventure.


Y/N: “… I don’t want to destroy your dreams… but you can’t breath underwater Hoseok-”

J-Hope: *Gives you an underwater camera from out of nowhere* Will this help?

Y/N: “I guess so.”

J-Hope: “Good. Now… As I was saying… UNDER THE SEA~! UNDER THE SEA~!”

Originally posted by iyeols


With Taehyung, being the excitable squish that he is, he would immediately be impressed by your tail.

V: “OhMyGodOhMyGodOhMyGod!!! Can I touch it? Is it heavy? How does it feel? It’s so shimmery~

Y/N: “I’m glad you’re taking this news well, most people would freak-”


Originally posted by syubtae

Rap Monster

Rap Monster: “I always knew there was something FISHY about you.”

Y/N: “Namjoon, not the puns…”

Rap Monster: “Why? I can’t stop merMAKING them!… Hey! If I ever buy a car, I’ll make sure it’s a MER-CADES Benz! But… I SEA my puns are bothering you, so I’ll stop.”

Y/N: “Ugh… why did I even tell you?”

Namjoon: “… Sorry.”

Originally posted by baebsaes


Jin: “So, what’s it like under the sea? Is it like the underwater levels from Mario?!”

Y/N: “I guess? If you take out the random blocks, coins, power ups, and the green pipes… but it’s pretty!”

Jin: “Just not a pretty as me~!”

Y/N: “… You have a point.”

Jin: “Don’t worry, you’re pretty too! We’re mer-MADE for each other!”

Originally posted by jjks


When he sees it:

Suga: *Suga.EXE has stopped working, please restart*

Y/N: “Are you okay? I-I know this is a lot to take in all at once…”

Suga: “Damn… I can’t tell if I’m insane or impressed… Eh. I’ve seen weirder.”

Y/N: “How…?”

Suga: “I live with J-Hope, I’ve seen some really odd stuff. But in all seriousness, this is pretty amazing… I’m lucky to be with someone as awesome as me!”

Originally posted by minpuffs


Jimin: “Woah… wait. You’re a mermaid? … Does anyone else know? Or is it just me?”

Y/N: “I never really trusted anyone else to tell them… I wasn’t sure how they would react. I guess I was scared…”

Jimin gently stroked your face, giving you a reassuring smile.

Jimin: “Thank you for trusting me. Please don’t be scared anymore, I’ll always be with you!”

Originally posted by bwipsul


Jungkook: “So do you have a bunch of fish friends? I assume you spend a lot of your time in the ocean.”

Y/N: “Yeah, loads of them! They’re surprisingly good for conversation now I think about it.”

Jungkook: “So… does this mean I can’t eat seafood anymore? I don’t want to accidentally eat your friends…”

Y/N: “I’m sure they would appreciate you not eating them.”

Originally posted by jibeom

pk-tiddy  asked:

I just read your answer to the binding ask and i think it is amazing and it makes your art all that more awesome!! Keep doing what you do ^^

Oh gosh you’re so sweet, this means a lot, thank you!!

I never really talk about this stuff too much cause I feel bad even tho I shouldn’t but I’m sure there are others like me or those who are empathetic enough to understand where I’m coming from. At this point a few people had pointed all this out so I just thought I’d be open about this detail at least.

basicsidementrash  asked:

Hey! :) I've read all your fics and loved them all but the wait until Friday seems eternal. Can you recommend any other writers? Possibly a similar to your style 😊❤

Hi! I feel very honoured that you like my stuff 😅

I don’t really read a lot of fanfics but have you checked these awesome ppl out yet? :
@philanddanxreader , @phanny-fics , @once-upon-a-phanfic , @the-kingunicornlu-13
Also my friend @rosiehowel and @toxic-clouds
just started posting some imagines so you could definitely check them out too!