You’ve always been passionate about your job, ever since you first heard of it. Your almost freelance-like attitude towards your studies and constant switching between the facilities that asked for your assistance has led to you making your dream true. You’ve always wanted to work for Absynthe, the facility being the one that gathered the best scientists and in where the greatest discoveries were always made. Even if it’d be something small you’d be happy with such an achievement. And yet now here you are. Working with its head on the main project to which only few had access. He asked for you and you only ; The man that hit the headlines of every science-related newspaper and website three years prior, to when the previous head of Absynthe stepped down from his pedestal in order to pass it on to the rising genius, whom was discovered by the facility rumoured to be the most strict and promising head in the facility’s history.
It’s quite a nice thing for your scientist’s ego to be asked to help in such a person’s research, even if you have to deal with the fact he’s a real jerk all the time. Although after two days of his nonsense, you finally snap when he grumbles at the way you just labelled the samples in your notes.
“Why would you ask for my help if you think so lowly of me?” If looks could harm someone, the blue-haired man would drop dead from your glare alone at this very moment. You’re honestly done with him and even consider resigning from the job he gave you - being it the biggest dream in your life or not.
You have your own dignity and are not going to let anyone stomp on you and if anyone tried they’d be unworthy of your presence. Even if that someone is a person you kind of look up to.
To say he’s surprised by your question is undoubtedly a mistake. You stunned him. And now you realise how good it is that you fired it when he placed down the watchglass with the samples or he could drop and break it because of which you’d both have to flee the lab and then got through two weeks quarantine.
“I’m not-” he pauses when your brows rise behind the goggles shielding your eyes from possible danger.
“I get it. You think highly of yourself and you’re snappy because you don’t sleep well. But nothing can justify your acting. And don’t you dare say you haven’t noticed your attitude towards me… or everyone else for that matter. That’s simply impossible.” You accusingly point your pen at his chest only it and your eyes being able to show your annoyance apart from the one he can hear in your voice. No wonder, the lower part of your face’s hidden behind a mask after all.
The silence that follows as he stares you down makes you even more annoyed and you eventually retreat the pen and go back to your notes, deciding to ignore the man from now on and just go on with your research as if you were all alone in your previous laboratory.
“You’re right,” the sound of his voice startles you as you observe the sample on the SEM and you quickly turn to him in order to convince yourself what you just heard was not your mind playing its games on you.
Yet you can clearly see his frown and eyes downcast, looking at your feet rather than on anything else.
“I tend to not watch my mouth, sorry.”
Now, that… is unexpected.
When you don’t reply, his eyes settle back on yours, the frown ceasing giving its place up to amusement as he notices your rather shocked state.
“What were we at?”
You snap out of it, thankful he made no comment on that and turn back to the SEM.
“On the twentieth sample, the gene mutated again. Seems like the current cure is not working.”
my other post got so much love i figured i might make another!
note: these are geared at high school freshman (because i am one, and these are things that help me in particular), but can obviously be useful for anybody!
productive procrastination! maybe sometimes you can’t get yourself to do your homework or study or you just need to ease into things, and that’s okay! try something like planning out your week, organizing your computer, downloading music you like, cleaning, etc. anything that will be helpful in the long run, even if it isn’t work-related. it’s more bearable than schoolwork, and you won’t feel as guilty for doing nothing.
set aside at least an hour every week to catch up on all of the stuff you need to organize!! no matter how disciplined you are, everybody falls behind at some point, and this helps to keep stuff from piling up.
mini staplers will actually save you so much stress i have one from muji that takes up as much space as an eraser and is so helpful.
find your study music! maybe you like acoustic covers of pop songs, or maybe you’re more into piano sonatas. don’t feel pressured to listen to stuff that doesn’t actually help you, and don’t be afraid to change it up!
clean up first. really. you’ll end up spending ten minutes at the library looking for a page of notes if you don’t organize your stuff beforehand.
manage your breaks well. i’ve found that i need more frequent breaks when writing than reading, and longer ones for history notes. adjust your schedule accordingly!
if you’re not feeling good, don’t push it. give yourself an hour to recharge with a short nap, meditation, a bath, whatever. you’ll feel better afterwards, and you probably wouldn’t have gotten much done in that hour if you were stressed anyways.
if you have trouble with time management and organization like me, just find a system. right now. tweak it as you go along, but it’s better to have something that doesn’t really work than nothing at all.
there are more ways to study than just taking notes. you can find online games for just about any math or science topic, and lots more!
writer: crying-abt-fictional-people recipient: the lovely @ackermenn, who is a super quality blogger omg thank u secret santa admins ;_______; contents: humor, just dudes being guys ha ha no homo right, a bit of drunken stumbling and just a dash of pining summary: someone’s been sitting in eren’s chair, and of course, as luck would have it, that person’s the only other one who hasn’t left campus for christmas.
Tbh best thing to do to get your homework done is to close down your computer, hide your phone and tablet etc and pick ONE of the assignments you have to do. Having several things on the to-do list never works w my adhd head, so I end up doing nothing. So if you manage to work on ONE thing it's better than nothing at all. Also make sure to reward yourself afterwards. I BELIEVE IN U. BEAT THAT HOMEWORK!
ok i said i was done w/ homework posts but this is actually really good
Ok I kind of did but not because I was ignoring you guys or being ungrateful for the concern in any way. I just wanted to wait until I had something happy or something amazing to report back… I didn’t want to write up a depressing post and cry about how difficult it is and how I desperately want things to get better. I mean other than me being whiny - that approach accomplishes nothing else but me bringing everyone else along for the pity party nobody wants to go to.
The thing is, while as you see - we aren’t exactly having fun here and we are both feeling completely miserable and cranky…the last few weeks have also been beautiful and heartwarming but in a completely weird, surprising way.
I was going to say nothing, but I decided to say something
Maks has never posted photos of random strangers on
instagram before so that he and his 400,000 followers could discuss their
problems & shame them. It’s clear to
me he thought it was ok to do so in this case because he views the homeless as
a special breed of not-quite-humans.
And it’s also pretty obvious from his “I rest my case”
comment that what he thought when he saw this person was “I’m better than him
because I would never choose to be like that.”
It doesn’t take that much awareness to know that severe mental
illness is often at play when people live on the streets because they are
unable to live conventionally. Addiction
(often in conjunction with mental illness) and physical disability are also
common factors. Maks’ life has been blessedly
free of all of those things, but that doesn’t excuse him from having empathy for
people who have not been so lucky.
I think it was Aaron Sorkin, a recovering alcoholic, who
once said that if he gives money to a homeless person who in turn spends it on
alcohol, then maybe he’s helped that person get what they needed to make it
through another night. I can’t even
imagine what it would be like to have a life like that.
I’ve said several times that despite some of his trashy
behavior I thought Maks was essentially a good guy, but I don’t think that
anymore. I think he’s an asshole who
lacks basic human decency.
So right now I feel like Maks can take his attitude and his
abs and his Blue Steel selfies and go home to his Barbie doll girlfriend whose biggest
contribution to the world is showing everyone her bronzed ass cheeks, and fuck
himself. I don’t even know if I can find
humor in their antics anymore.