your love is so gentle yet, you make me grow and realize things. thank you for always bringing me clarity. find someone to hold your hand while you fix yourself! don’t depend on them to fix you! if someone cares enough they will stay.
Reached a new follower milestone last night! When I started this blog I never thought this many people would enjoy it, yet here you all are! Everyone on here has always been so kind and supportive, you truly make the whole blogging experience so much more fun. Thanks for sticking with me and most importantly, the animals! <3
But that’s not all: the blog will turn 5 years old next month! To celebrate, I’m thinking of doing something like a giveaway again (I’m open to suggestions), it has been a while and this seems like a good excuse to do something fun! So keep an eye on the blog in the upcoming weeks!
Izzy help! I have so much due tomorrow and I'm getting really anxious about finishing all of it :( I remember you did your 8-page paper in 3 hours - do you have any strategies for getting work done?
I’m sorry you’re so swamped, dude!!! The end of the year workload is awful.
I don’t know what kind of work you’re doing exactly, but assuming you’ve got essays to write:
outline outline outline
the outline doesn’t have to be all that detailed or thoughtful, you can just clean up later
organize by paragraph/topic. ex:
space race begins, guys are doing a bunch of cool shit, being “steely-eyed missile men” [source]
but where are all the steely-eyed missile women?
first there were the Mercury 7, the OG astronauts
same institution that tested the astronauts got curious and decided to test women [source]
Mercury 13 were just as physically strong as male astronauts but never officially affiliated to NASA because misogyny
[insert quote from congressional hearing here]
and just go like that. bullet points are a lot less intimidating than starting an essay. and starting an essay is a lot less intimidating when you’ve already got a first draft of it written out in bullet point form
also if you’re writing about a book, shmoop and sparknotes are your friends. if you’re writing a research paper, use wikipedia, scroll down, and take a look at the stuff they cite. that’s a good place to start researching
In general though:
try not to pull an all nighter. like, aim for 3 hours of sleep to get you through the day, or you’ll hate yourself in the morning
try not to do work in your bed, it’ll just make you feel tired
drink cold water
“i’ll take a nap and-” if you sleep you’re gonna sleep dude, so try not to until the work’s done
alternatively you can be like me and wake up disgustingly early to do it
(would not recommend. convincing yourself to wake up at 5am is hard)
if you’re in college, strategically skipping classes is an option. like, i skipped my dance class to finish that history essay. if you have a few less important (or, like, nothing-is-due-today-here) classes that you can afford to not attend, consider skipping them if you need the extra time
if you’re in high school pretend to be sick so you can stay home
maybe don’t take advice from me
Honestly, my last sage piece of advice is to not worry too much. A little anxiety is good as a motivator when it comes to last-minute projects, but don’t get overwhelmed. Use that 25-5 method so that you get a few breaks while working.
But seriously, Anon, you’ve got this!! Go get that stuff done!!
Hello, @garr9988 . You may or may not remember, but I was the
first person to respond to your reblog of that Bering & Wells post, in
which you called out @ellabellbee . In the Ask I sent to you, I said the
following: “Hey man, just FYI, you don’t need to ‘explain’ things to
anybody in the B&W fandom, and particularly not to @ellabellbee. We’ve been
here a lot longer than you and know what went down just a tiny bit better. For
To which you responded publicly, saying that I sounded
condescending but that I probably hadn’t meant to. (For the record: meant to,
but only a little.) You also said that you “felt the need to correct people”
when they held “incorrect beliefs” about things. I didn’t much like your
response, I’ll admit, but okay. I said what I said, you said what you said, and you made those words public.
I bring this up only because you deleted my Ask and your
answer: you erased me, and my voice, from the situation. And I don’t often express anger publicly, but erasure is one of the things I REALLY DON’T LIKE.
You say you’re a feminist, and you support that by citing the dictionary definition of feminism. I really, genuinely hope you won’t find
it condescending if I point out that dictionary definitions tend not to cover
lived experience in its fullness. I’m a feminist too. My lived experience of
that—as a gay white woman, one who has spent most of her
working life in fields dominated by men—probably gives me a different perspective than
yours gives you. Anyway, my lived
definition includes the importance of not erasing women’s voices. Maybe take that into consideration the
next time you decide, first, to insert your voice into a conversation that is mostly
(but of course not completely) among and about women, and second, to mostly disregard, and then delete,
what was intended as a friendly warning from a woman who is fully informed about said conversation.
I hope everyone is doing okay. If you’re going through a tough time, know that you can get through it. Remember you are strong. Remember you are beautiful. Remember me and this blog is always here if you need support.
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