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anonymous asked:

Bughead author head-cannons

•They meet at a comic convention in Vancouver. Jughead is promoting his newest novel “Riverwater” And Betty is promoting her very first romance novel “The Girl Who Came Second” both booths lines are out the door.

•Jughead bumps into her back stage, her smile is bright and she’s holding a copy of “Riverwater” turns out she loves his work and would love an autograph.

•they talk for hours as the convention dies down, she’s just like her writing, open and warm with just a glimpse of sadness. She finds out very quickly that he’s like his writing as well, mysterious but filled with heart.

•they exchange numbers as their publishers tell them it’s off to the next press tour venue.

•The next book in Jugheads Nonfiction collection is called “I married the girl next door” and Betty writes the Sequel “the baby in the beanie”

• both books hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List.

Taking textbook notes is a chore. It’s tedious and boring and sometimes challenging, but hopefully these tips will help you improve your skill and shorten the time it takes you to do textbook notes!

Give yourself time: Realistically, you can’t knock out 30 pages of notes in 20 minutes. Take your time with textbook notes so they’re a good studying tool in the future. The general rule is to take how many pages you have to do and multiply it by 5: that’s how many minutes it’ll take you to do the notes.

  • Also, divide you notes up into manageable chunks to increase your productivity. I am personally a huge fan of using pomodoro timers, and I adjust the intervals for however long I need to.

Skim before you start taking notes: If time is an issue, don’t read your 40 page in depth before even picking up a pen, but make sure you know what you’re reading about by skimming a bit ahead of your notes. Read over section titles, and look at charts, maps, or graphs. Writing and highlighting as you read the chapter for the first time isn’t effective because you don’t know if a sentence will be important or not, so make sure you’re reading a paragraph or section in advance before writing.

Use the format they give you in the book to help take your notes: In a lot of textbooks, there will be a mini outline before the chapter itself that shows all the headings and subheadings. Those will be your guidelines! I find this super helpful because long chapters can be daunting to go into without any structure. If you don’t have one of those, use the headings and subheadings provided for you. If you haven’t already been doing this, it will help you so much.

Read actively: It’s so easy to “read” a textbook without digesting any information, but that is the last thing you want to do. Not only does it make taking notes a million times harder, but you’ll be lost in class discussions because you didn’t understand the reading. To keep from passively reading, highlight, underline, star any important information in the book itself.

  • Have a color coding system for highlighting or underlining and write down a key somewhere (here’s a few that you can adjust for your needs: x,x)
  • Use sticky notes or tabs to mark any questions or important points to come back to

Summarize important information and paraphrase: When taking the actual notes, don’t copy down full sentences word for word. Not only does writing full sentences waste a lot of time, it’s not an effective way to learn. If you can paraphrase the information, then you understand it. It’s also easier to study notes which are in your own words instead of textbook academia writing.

Be selective: You shouldn’t be writing down every fact that comes up in your textbook. If a fact ties into the bigger topic and provides evidence, then it’s probably something to keep, but you don’t need every piece of supplemental information (but do make sure you always write down the vocab). Learn your teacher’s testing style to help you decide what to write down. Could this be on the quiz/test? If the answer is yes, make sure you write it down.

Learn to abbreviate: Just like writing full sentences, writing out full words will waste time. Implement some shortenings (make sure to use ones that you’ll understand later!) into your notes. Some common ones are: b/c=because, gov=government, w/o=without, and here’s a great list of a ton of examples of abbreviations and shortenings.

Answer margin and review questions: A lot of textbooks have margin questions on every page or so that sum up what’s really important about that information. Make sure not to skip them because they’re really helpful for understanding. Write them down and answer them clearly in your notes. Most textbooks also have review questions after the chapter that check for reading comprehension, so make sure to answer those because they’ll show you if you really understood the chapter.

Don’t skip over visual sources: Maps, diagrams, illustrations, charts, and any other visuals in textbooks are so helpful. If you’re a visual learner, these things will be so essential to you and how you understand what you’re reading. Charts, tables, and diagrams sometimes also summarize information, so if you’re a visual learner it might benefit you to copy those down instead of writing it out.

  • Add visuals if it’ll help you: As said above, copying down charts, tables, illustrations, or diagrams can be super helpful for visual learners. They’re clear and concise, so pay attention to them.

Write your notes in a way that’s effective and makes sense to you: Mindmaps, Cornell notes, or plain outline notes are all really good forms of notetaking. Find which one works best for you to understand them and which one is most effective for your class, and use it (stuff on mindmaps and cornell notes).

Combine your class and textbook notes: If you rewrite your class notes, add in information you think is relevant from your textbook notes. Mark anything both your book and teacher said were important–you don’t want to forget any of that. If you don’t rewrite class notes, then put stars next to anything repeated.

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                                                                        Happy Hobbit Day!

The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, and defines them as this: “Tolkien Week is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, which is always observed as Hobbit Day”, but acknowledges that Hobbit Day pre-dates their designation. Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22, but of different years.

kuwei yul-bo

  • let’s talk about how this KID….
  • who was captured and forced to be a prisoner in a foreign place. 
  • who had no idea what the hell he was doing, spent his days locked up trying to recreate a drug that he had never created in the first place. 
  • a drug that his father, who he probably didn’t even get a chance to grieve, made for him. 
  • do you think he ever felt guilty that the drug originated as a way to protect him and conceal his power?? bc i do. his father made a mistake and instead gave him a death sentence. kuwei knew no matter what he did it wouldn’t be a happy ending. 
    • if he succeeded making the drug he would be expendable, but also people were dying bc of it and many more would if he replicated it. the amount of stress this knowledge must have caused him omg. 
  • he stalled as long as he could and pretty much accepted that someone would eventually come to kill him. 
  • he didn’t even flinch when nina looked like she was going to do it. and that’s heartbreaking. imagine him sitting there with his journals just waiting for death bc he didn’t know what else to do.
  • he delivered one of the saddest lines in CK when he was asked what he was good at and he replied “i never had a chance to find out.” bc think about it…this teenager probably had no idea who he was yet and thought he’d never live to see the day he’d find out. not even when those murder nerds swooped in and saved him.
  • they probably seemed so…different from him?? sure they were around his age but each of them had a strong sense of identity and they had each other, and that was way more than he had. imagine him trying to piece bits of himself together based on who they were
  • and he still didn’t know if he could trust them, but once again he had no choice but to??? his fate was in someone else’s hands again. bc they were just kids too so why couldn’t be tough like kaz, smart like wylan, etc etc.
  • also think about how he could hardly understand them and they weren’t even always on the same page as each other, yet he had to depend on them wow???
  • plus his crush on jesper might have been him discovering his sexuality. we don’t know?? imagine the whirlwind it must’ve been for him to finally feel safe to figure himself out and develop attachment to things 
    • drawing, boys, pranks, whatever idk
  • he just wanted to be free and validated and get a ship to ravka. 
  • and he knew something could go wrong and he could be handed over to someone else and forced to make parem, so when he saw that window of opportunity to finally kiss the cute sharpshooter, he took it!!
    • it was his one shot!!! and that was i c o n i c
  • nina’s perspective captured him perfectly. “a boy not much younger than she was, caught up in a war he hadn’t chosen for himself. a survivor.” 
  • she and matthias determined kuwei was just a kid and one of them and y’all still leave him out………okay.
Not Their Land, Not Their Kind

When folks immigrated from the Old World to the New it was only natural that, due to the power of belief and curiosity, some of the Gentry went as well. They found the wilds, untouched and untamed, of this strange new world perfect for their homes and laid claim to whatever they pleased.

They had not counted on the land already belonging to those who saw them as not but invading parasites.

To the west the birds of thunder and the flesh eaters with an eternal hunger ruled.
To the south the creatures of the lakes, water panthers and monsters of the deep, were kings.
To the east the savage spirits of the trees and vengeance held sway.
And in the frozen lands of the north, a giant wolf devoured any, human or Gentry, foolish enough to challenge him.

When a girl came from the eastern shores of that strange land to Elsewhere, she came with the knowledge passed from an Irish grandmother. She came with respect for the crows and the good sense to keep her gaze down and to avoid certain places that hummed with unseen force. She wore no iron. Carried no salt. She bore no trinkets or charms of protection. And yet she walked freely as only a few could.

The Gentry kept their distance from the girl with mismatched shoes and an Irish lilt to her words. This Canadian girl with Old World blood from a land where the Gentry had not been welcome.

For she did not come alone.

One of them, those ancient spirits who had refused to bow, who had refused to give up what was rightly theirs to invaders, had come with her. And, when it looked at the Gentry, it looked hungry.

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In case anyone needs it right now

Here’s a nice list of all the reasons why it’s A-Okay to ship Shallura:

  • The exact same book that calls Allura a teenager also calls Shiro one. So either the book is correct and they’re both teenagers, or the book is wrong and they’re both adults. Either way, they’re in the same boat.
  • Princess and her knight dynamics.
  • Both wonderful leaders in their own respective ways.
  • The soft way Shiro looks at her whenever they speak.
  • Both risked sacrificing themselves to save or protect the other.
  • When Allura nearly dies in season 2, Shiro is the only one to call out for her. And by name, no less.
  • The Hand Hold.
  • Power couple.
  • Shiro is the one who always goes out of his way to ask Allura for her opinion.
  • Both have a personal vendetta against the same antagonist.
  • Shiro has been respecting and admiring Altean culture since day one.
  • Cat and mouse dynamics.
  • Shiro staring agape at Allura’s major strength.
  • Allura chose to confide in Shiro when she was worried and could not sleep.
  • Both are serious around the other paladins but have shown occasional goofy sides. Imagine how they would act alone with barriers down.
  • (Yes, I’m talking about the deleted mouse bath scene)
  • Black and white color symbolism.
  • Shiro shuts Lance up when he tries flirting with Allura. Either he’s jealous or he drinks that Respecting Women Juice. Both, both are good.
  • Astronaut and alien romance trope.
  • Shiro has called Allura “Princess” more times than any other paladin.
  • Both have been away from their homes longer than the other paladins and must be terribly homesick.
  • Shiro is in love with space and Allura symbolizes space.
  • Height differences canonically go both ways. Sometimes Shiro is taller, and sometimes Allura is taller.
  • Again, my personal favorite: Princess and her knight dynamics.
  • And lastly: because it’s fun and just in general a very good and pure and beautiful ship.

Ok but Pippin was a child. 

 The book says that Pippin is the only one of the four hobbits who hasn’t “come of age.” He was a young and immature teenager-in-Hobbit-years who (in the beginning of the story) thought and acted like a young and immature teenager. 

They didn’t have time for this in the films, but book-Elrond initially refused to let Pippin join the Fellowship. He was like “these Hobbits are fine, but I draw the line at this one. He’s too young.” 

Why does he let him join? Because Elrond thought that if Pippin had understood his decision, he would have joined anyway. If Pippin were mature enough to know what he was doing, he would’ve made the same choice. But he wasn’t. 

So it kinda bothers me when other members of the fellowship mock Pippin for being a fool? (side eyes Gandalf). Of course he’s a fool– he wasn’t mature enough for this journey and you all knew it.

All the hobbits went through hell, but Pippin wasn’t even an adult when he was thrown into war and death and survivor’s guilt and blaming himself for Boromir’s death and all that other insane trauma….

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We’ll be announcing stretch goals in the coming weeks, and for those who wanted to buy both this book and The Art of Loish, there’s a new tier that has both :) Keep an eye on the campaign page for updates!

Tyrion deluding himself

Cersei: What did you hope for? To make Jon Snow to submit to your queen?
Tyrion: Mmm, not like this.
Cersei: But eventually you want everyone to bend the knee to her.
Tyrion: Yes.
Cersei: Why?
Tyrion: Because I think she can make the world a better place.
Cersei: You said she’d destroy King’s Landing.
Tyrion: She knows herself. She chose an advisor who would check her worse impulses instead of feeding them. That’s the difference between you.

“You said she’d destroy King’s Landing” – Look at his face after she says that:

Tyrion is having doubts about which side he’s on. The entire conversation with Cersei about family confirmed that.

ALSO TYRION. What the actual fuck. The difference between Danville and Cersei is that…the former chose a better advisor? That’s not very encouraging. Not a ringing endorsement at all. 

So that means the entire fate of Westeros depends on Tyrion’s ability to reign her in AND her ability to listen to him. Which she hasn’t been doing much of lately. 

Hmmmmm…..

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To get here: get off at Hangangjin Station (subway), exit 2.

This place is a haven for all book lovers! They sell both new and used books (all books are available to be read), and they also have a stationary area. They have a lot of reading nooks and a cafe on each floor (yes, they allow food and drinks around)! So even though they sell very few English books, you can feel free to bring your own book/s to read or study there! Talk about bookstore, library, and cafe goals! Bookpark is a 3-in-1! 😍

possessedbytheskiess  asked:

OMG, I love the way you write so much, your blog is awesome I just read everything lol Idk if the requests are open, but if they are can you do a SaeranxMC HC (or wathever format you prefer) of them falling in love during his recovery or how they fell for each other and started dating? Thank you! <3

~HNNNNFG MY  HEART. This hits me right in the feelies. Yes! Thank you so much for the request and I hope you like it! 


[SAERANxMC]

  • You had come to expect the silence 
  • You entered his room at the same time every morning only to be greeted by his back turned towards you on the bed 
    • “You don’t have to keep coming…I can handle it,” Saeyoung would tell you time and time again 
  • But there was something about Saeran that drew you to him 
  • And after learning about his past, you knew he needed as much support as he could get 
  • He was unresponsive 
  • And often times incredibly rude 
    • “Saeran…I brought you a smoothie,” you held it out for him, only to have it slapped from your hands and explode all over the floor of the hospital room 
    • “I don’t want your fucking smoothie, I want to be alone!”
  • Saeyoung rushed in to scold him but you stopped him
    • “It’s alright…it was an accident, Saeyoung. Right, Saeran?” He only scoffed and turned his back to you once more
  • In the beginning you’d bring stacks of books to read to him 
  • If he wasn’t going to talk then, well, you’d talk enough for the both of you 
  • Books on art and travel, intense novels. You could see him perk up a bit when he liked it
  • And his scowl when he didn’t 
  • One time Saeyoung caught Saeran looking through one of the books when he thought no one was around. That’s when he started to give you two more alone time 
  • And still 
  • Every morning, like clockwork, you came through the door 
  • And he’d never admit it at the time, but he started to look forward to your visits and your voice 
  • He even started to wake up in the mornings so he could be ready for you 
  • The silence lessened in time, Saeran started to be more talkative and ask questions 
    • “…say the castle was built somewhere in the thirteenth century-”
    • “Is there a picture?” Saeran cut off your reading
    • Hm? A picture?” you asked. 
    • “Yeah. In the book, dummy,” he pointed. 
    • It had just taken you by surprise. “Well, yeah, there is!” You flipped it around. “Look, isn’t it awesome?” 
    • Saeran nodded with a slight smile 
  • You soon moved from books to board games 
  • Come to find out, Saeran was really good and really fond of chess 
  • Much to your dismay, as you lost almost every time 
  • Saeran started to give you pointers and teaching you how to play better
  • One time while he watched you play Saeyoung, he stood up behind you, placing his hand on your own to keep you from moving your piece 
    • “No, don’t go there,” he slowly guided your hand to another spot. “Here, see?” 
    • Y-yeah, right,” you stuttered with a blush 
    • “Hey no cheating!” Saeyoung huffed before noticing Saeran’s hand on yours. “Oooh~ should I leave?” he teased 
    • “Shut up, idiot,” Saeran jumped back a bit and sat on the bed 
  • A few days before his release, he watched the clock but you didn’t show 
  • A surge of anxiety swept through him until Saeyoung finally walked in 
    • “Where is she?” Saeran tried his best to sound calm 
    • “Sick. Gave me this book to give to you, though,” he tossed it on the bed, “said she’d be better before your release and not to worry.” 
    • “I wasn’t.” Saeran sank back into his pillow with a knit brow 
  • But you didn’t come back 
  • And each day was more boring than the last without you 
  • He kept thinking of you walking through the door with that same dumb cute smile on your face 
  • The one that made his heart leap 
    • “That…idiot,” Saeran grumbled as he helped Saeyoung gather the last of his things from the hospital room 
    • “Is someone grumpyyy, missing your girlfriend?” Saeyoung made a pouty face in jest 
    • She said she’d be here…” he said it in little more than a whisper, as if talking to himself 
  • Saeyoung’s face fell at the sight of his brother looking so desolate 
  • You dragged yourself out of bed to answer the door, not expecting to see Saeran standing there, staring at you, while you were in sweatpants and an old t-shirt, crumpled tissues in hand 
    • “Oh wow, you look terrible,” he blurted out 
    • “…thanks...” you seethed, “I asked Saeyoung to tell you I’m sick and-”
    • “Shit, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. It’s just…” he took a deep breath, “you missed my discharge from the hospital today and…” he trailed off. 
    • “I’m so sorry about that, Saeran. I really wanted to be there it’s just, I can barely function right now,” you tried to laugh it off, hands desperate to fix the messy bun in your hair 
    • “Did you need some help or something? Have you eaten?” 
    • “Uh, a little bit,” you awkwardly rocked on your heels
    • “I brought you a smoothie,” he said hurriedly, thrusting it at you
    • “Thank you,” you smiled 
    • “And I have this–well, Saeyoung gave me this movie,” he waved it a bit, blushing mildly, “and, anyway…can I come in?” 

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Cloud Atlas starters
  • “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
  • "Our lives are not our own."
  • "Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another."
  • “Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”
  • “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
  • “Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”
  • "It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.”
  • "No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.”
  • “Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
  • “We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.”
  • “Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.”
  • "...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.”
  • “Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principals of uncertainty."
  • “Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are mistruths.”
  • “Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.”
  • "What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.”
  • “What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?”
  • “...now I'm a spent firework; but at least I've been a firework.”
  • “History admits no rules; only outcomes.”
  • "At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified."
  • "All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended."
  • "What if no one believes you?"
  • "Someone already does."
  • "I believe there is a another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there."
  • "There is only one rule that binds all people. One governing principle that defines every relationship on God's green earth: The weak are meat, and the strong do eat."
  • "I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars where we first kissed."
  • "This world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts."
  • "I will not be subjected to criminal abuse."
  • "Fear, belief, love phenomena that determined the course of our lives. These forces begin long before we are born and continue after we perish."
  • "Two sprained ankles, one cracked rib. Official cause of accident listed on the hospital form: Pussy."
  • "You have to do whatever you can't not do."
  • "I know, I know!"
  • "Blood has always trumped water."
  • "Don't leave me here!"
  • "If I had remained invisible, the truth would stay hidden. I couldn't allow that."

The Losers Club + Stranger Things

With all these posts about It (2017) and Stranger Things season two on the way, I keep getting Mike and Mike mixed up lmao not that the Stranger Things kids need a killer clown in their life, but you gotta admit it’d be one heck of a party

Beverly and Eleven bond and Bev becomes like a big sis to her, comforting her and showing her that affection does exist, having dealt with a/buse tw herself. She often insists on painting Eleven’s nails. Mike W. thinks it’s pretty (good.)

Mike Wheeler and Richie Tozier. HOOOOOOO boy. Mike thinks this kid is a GOD. Richie gives Mike tons of new tips to help him move up in the trickster ranks, which he then of course tries out on Nancy.

Mike Hanlon and Lucas bond over their struggles with racism in the times/communities they’re living in, and, both of them being the rational thinking type, often team up to help the others think of tactical ways of defeating the Demogorgon. They’re a dynamic duo to say the least

So um Will Byers and Eddie being best friends???? These two precious boys and their protective mothers ooooh my goodness
They would both definitely side on Loogie being based on mass, whereas Richie and Mike W. INSIST on distance.

Dustin having a huge crush on Bev. Just saying.

Steve and Jonathan beating the living crap out of Henry Bowers. They look after the Losers just as they would their own siblings.

Beverly giving El tips on how to approach a boy you like, causing Eleven to turn a bright shade of red. This does not go unnoticed by Mike W.

Ben and Dustin: Overseers of all things snack related when it comes to D&D sleepovers. Ben is the Dungeon Master. Even Mike W is impressed with his skill level.

Mike W. and Ben talking books!! Both are very interested in mystery novels

Bill being a mother hen to everyone in the group. Especially when Will goes missing. He knows how badly it hurts to lose a brother, so not only does he comfort Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and Eleven, but he’s a big support to Jonathan as well. He and Jonathan spend lots of time together skipping rocks and exchanging life stories. Jonathan gives Bill lots of big brotherly advice, like he would often do with Will.

Stan and Eleven. Yes. Stan would take her bird watching, and introduce her to new worlds she’s never even scratched the surface of. Eleven is a great comfort to Stan, and listens to him all the time and makes sure he knows he’s heard. If anyone tries to mess with Stan, they have to go through her.

I might have talked about this before, but I love that LOTR doesn’t shy away from Frodo being traumatized.

In the books, Frodo begs his companions to hasten as they approach Weathertop and never looks in its direction as they pass. In the movies, he suffers a violent flashback at the sound of the Witch-King’s shriek.

In both books and movies, he doesn’t talk about ordeals, or if he does it’s only a vague description. He withdraws from his kinsmen and even his friends. On the anniversaries of traumatizing events he is almost completely non-verbal and hugely out of sorts.

Tolkien (and, by extension, Peter Jackson) could have left that ambiguous, but he chose for Frodo to blatantly develop PTSD, and it’s handled gently and with respect, all without stripping Frodo of his humanity. I truly love that.