Alfred: Time Management is important. Very important. Your assignments would be heavier and harder to do and it’s best if you do it ASAP. 

All school-related responsibilities shouldn’t be done the night before the deadline, okay? I really really really do recommend you to not procrastinate. No matter how tempting it is to watch videos rather than doing bothersome homework, you must place all your tasks as first priority (though, you should learn how to balance it together with health). It’s stressful, I know! I’m suffering as well haha;; But don’t give up, alright? You can do it!!

memorysdaughter  asked:

Okay, so, "This Is War" - 30 Seconds to Mars is *definitely* a Vox Machina song. Also if this is way too many bothersome asks, just tell me to shut up and I'll disappear, but I love music and I love Critical Role and I love bringing them together.

ooooh yeah this is great! 

and don’t worry, you’re not bothersome at all :) I’m just pressed for time and not getting to many music asks right now. I’ll probably sit down and reply to a bunch of them on Sunday, but no promises

want to suggest a song? check the list first!

I have an ear ache and a possible infection. My ear feels full and I can hear crackling constantly. It sounds like I put my ear up to a bowl of rice krispies or some soda. It’s very annoying and bothersome. If the pain gets worse or I start getting more symptoms of sickness, I’ll be going to urgent care. 

nick-f19  asked:

I hate asking people things anyway, so please forgive me if this is bothersome or something, but how long would you suggest drawing traditionally, or at least how good should someone be with traditional artwork before making the switch to digital? Ultimately I'd like to create digital artwork, but I really want to make sure I do things right so I can be as great as I possibly can one day, so I don't know want to start too early and throw off my development or something.

well. There’s not really a wrong way of going about it. It is true though that the better you are at traditional art, the better you will be at digital once you have adjusted to using a tablet which can take a little while. But that’s just because if your better at art in a general sense, not so much one or the other. Because to put it simply, the tablet doesn’t make you any better or worse, if you can draw on paper, you can draw on a tablet and via versa. but at the same time they are still two very different mediums. They both are just as complex and require the same basic skills for both despite their differences. So it doesn’t matter if you start sooner or later, you’ll still improve either way because they both work together. Plus when you start digital, chances are you’ll still be doing traditional anyways. 

So with any medium, your general art skills go hand in hand. But of course with each medium they each require development in their own directions on top of that, so the more you study traditional art, it’ll help digital in a general sense, but if you want to get better with digital specifically where you need those skills for digital on top of your general art skill, like any medium you need to use and expand on digital. Kinda like painting in acrylic will help you when you start oil painting, but there still a lot of differences that you need to learn separately. Traditional and digital is the same way. or with ALL mediums actually, so, there’s not really such a thing as starting too early, so the sooner the better. 


just re-realized that mac sticky notes exist, i haven’t used them since elementary school. they work great: everything auto-saves instantly and you can use different fonts and font colours. and yes, you can make them float over other windows so you can put your daily schedule on there and not be able to ignore it.

if you end up not taking notes, not finishing your projects or whatever since opening up a text editor is bothersome…. try this i guess

Lately, I’ve been seeing something slightly bothersome around studyblr, and I just want to say something about it. Basically, there seems to be this attitude cropping up (or at least that I’ve seen/heard about more frequently these days) that your grades reflect your level of effort, or that by simply working hard and putting more effort in, your grades will automatically improve. I disagree.

Yes, there are certainly some cases where you’re already proficient in a class and if you just put in the extra time to study, you’d do better. But there are some classes where grades are not a measure of the level of effort you put in, and therein lies my biggest issue with the grading system and these types of studyblr posts in general. This was certainly the case with me in honors physics (so bear with me, because I have a very large point to make with the following anecdote).

Personally, I’ve always had “easy A” classes where I don’t have to work hard; my brain and academic strengths simply favor me in that particular subject, so with minimal effort I can still be top in the class. And then I see peers who go in for tutoring every day, who spend hours studying and meeting with teachers, who basically invest 100 times the effort I do… and still can’t get above a B or C.

This is not to mention people who take classes that are “reaches” and, accordingly, don’t do so well – even though they work hard – because it’s a challenge. Then there are those who take lower level classes but have capabilities beyond that – and don’t need to put effort in – thus giving them an unfairly easy A. Does their A mean that they work harder? That they’re a better student, studier, scholar, intellectual? Hell to the no.

English is one of those “easy A” classes for me. I’m just innately strong in verbal-linguistic intelligence (going off of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences), so I’ve literally never had to study for English tests or reading comp/writing. But put me in other classes, particularly science classes? Well, that’s something else entirely.

Which brings me to junior year honors physics. 

Guys, I studied my ASS off, for hours at a time. I desperately Skyped people in my class nearly every night to try to understand the homework and spent every lunch block trying to master the material. I met with my physics teacher and tutor all the time and had a dozen anxiety attacks (and I mean actual, diagnosed anxiety attacks) over that one class because I tried harder than I’ve ever tried… and I got a B for the whole year. I was the one who dreaded seeing that red number scrawled on my test, who shoved it into my backpack before others could see and blinked back tears, thinking, But I studied so hard!

Physics was a nightmare I was desperate to forget by the end of junior year. But then a couple things happened that shocked me, and I instantly thought of them when I read some of these posts about good effort = good grades.

Now, my physics teacher, who has a reputation for being on the strict side and being a tough grader, has had four teaching assistants (TAs) in five years of teaching. Most science teachers at my school have as many as five a year. At the end of 11th grade, after I’d scraped by with a B in his class, he asked me if I wanted to be a TA. Out of the entire grade – out of the multitude of students I’d watched parade past with straight A’s and “that test was so easy” and “I barely studied” and “sorry Edye I don’t know how else to explain it to you” – he chose me.

I think I (very graciously) blurted out, “What? Why?” because I was so taken aback. He said that I was hardworking and dedicated – that I’d always gone above and beyond in my studying and meeting with him – and he wanted someone like me to be a TA. I was flattered, and I thoroughly enjoyed being a TA during senior year. (Also, anyone who doesn’t think he’s super nice is incredibly wrong. He’s awesome.)

Two years later, I got to read his college recommendation for me. Bear in mind that I was not, based on my grades, a top student in his class. And this is what he wrote for his opening line:

Honors Physics is a rigorous course that draws from the strongest students in the junior class and Edye proved to be one of those students.

What? He had seen my report card, right? I got worse grades than all of my friends. I got a goddamn 66 on a test in that class, my all time low. He continued:

One of the many examples of Edye’s commitment [is when she] had been ill and missed quite a bit of school and consequently had a lot of school work to make up in all of her classes.  Many students in this situation would take one or more classes pass / fail for the quarter; Edye would not take the pass/fail option and insisted she complete all the work and complete it with the grade she would earn.  She did in fact complete all of the work and with a B-.  A remarkable accomplishment considering she kept current with her studies while making up all of the missed work.

He called a B-minus “a remarkable accomplishment.” Did he say “too bad she didn’t put enough effort in, which was reflected in a B-minus” or “she only got a B-minus, so I guess she didn’t try hard enough”? No, he praised the amount of effort I put in, even though I didn’t even get a “good” grade.

I’m hardly one to knock putting in effort, but what bothers me is that this attitude, that effort = good grades, has the potential to make people feel bad. To feel like if they aren’t acing a class even though they’re studying harder than anybody else, well, they just aren’t trying hard enough. Yes, grades are important. So is effort. But they are not always directly correlated. As is evidenced by my story, sometimes people who get lower grades have worked even harder then those who got high grades. And, if they’re lucky, this will be acknowledged. (I can certainly attest that while I’ve been praised by English teachers for my writing skills and intellect, they’ve never singled me out for putting in an exceptional amount of effort. They know that while I’m proactive and responsible, I don’t try super hard because, well, I don’t really need to in order to get a good grade.)

Encourage other students to put in a reasonable amount of effort; recommend different study methods. But don’t tell them that good effort = good grades. Teach them to measure their success by looking at how productive they’re being, how proactive they are in reaching out for help, how dedicated they are to their education, how resilient they are in the face of obstacles, how committed they are to school. Admire those who refuse to take the easy way out, even if they only get a C. These qualities, which are far more important than a 4.0, just don’t always translate directly into good grades.

I dislike seeing this message all over Tumblr, that to get better grades you just have to try harder – which carries with it the implication that if you don’t get good grades, it’s because you aren’t putting enough effort in – when I know from firsthand experience that this is not always true. I strongly believe in trying to be the best student you can be, rather than trying to be in the top 5%. But in the end, do what works for you. Just take it with a grain of salt.

And to my followers, and anyone reading this… please know that, if you work hard regardless of your grades, you are already a model student, and you are absolutely someone I look up to.

Joker:Would you die for me?
Harley Quinn:Yes.
Joker: Too easy, would you live for me?

I need to discuss this scene because it is actually my favorite part in Suicide Squad because of all the conflicting things about it. The idea of “romanticizing” their relationship is very bothersome in so many levels after seeing all their flashback scenes for this movie, but anyway….


If you watched closely for this particular scene, the Joker wasn’t really testing her, he was planning on letting her die and leave her to drown so she wouldn’t be an extra baggage. (Heck, he even used her love for him to escape and even tortured her with an unclear purpose/consent) But the guilt in the Joker’s face was very evident that he went back and saved her anyway. After seeing that she’s alive, that’s when he started to realized that Harley’s feelings are for real, even after what he’s done to her.

I honestly think that the Joker became overprotective of her because of this and he somewhat felt guilty. Also, he maybe kept her because he had never seen someone with such dedication towards him.
Having said that, I don’t think the Joker has any real love for Harley nor will there ever be (unless shown properly in future movies). He’s keeping her because he needs her as some sort of leverage to his motivations and since Harley already gave Joker “her word” he somehow has this subconscious feeling that “he owns her”. The Joker’s efforts to save her could probably be because of this “owner needs his belongings back” drive that he has but it is not love.

I don’t know much about psychology or romance so it’s probably just me.

Like I used to know the way you said things with a certain brilliance to it. I no longer see ghosts in the shadows. I no longer hear shit in my sleep, but some days, I’m still afraid to sleep. My first thought is to stay up and write about it. My last thought is that I should’ve just passed out, nothing is more bothersome than this restlessness. The things I cared about last year, oh my, haven’t they changed? Have I changed? I guess time does its part. I guess art does its job. I guess the poet writes his stress down and the late night gambler grumbles his life away. Like I used to know the way you smiled and such. It used to be my first thought before waking up, everything was so much easier back then. I could tell love to wait for me. I could keep quiet, but what’s on my mind shows on my face– I guess I’m easy to read. I could love you, but what’s in my heart shows in my words and let me tell you something else, we all die with our secrets– I guess it wasn’t supposed to work out between us.
—  6 minute slow dance
My Fave BAP Concept: People loving BAP’s music no matter what style or genre it may be.

I am sick and tired of people complaining about BAP’s music style. Every time they release a cheerful track that’s different from their dark concepts, there is always someone saying that they don’t like the new track, etc. It’s especially bothersome when they write these type of comments on BAP’s music videos or tweet at them about it. These boys work hard to make the songs and they enjoy what they do so instead of criticizing them and telling them you don’t like it, just don’t say anything if you have nothing positive to say. I am glad that they have variety and don’t just stick to their initial dark concept. These boys have gone through so much and they don’t need your negativity. 

Save the Coldatom

Okay, so I’m just going to make a list of all the people that wrote and have the time to join us :D 

@thecottoncandyzombie - art would be totally cool, art’s epic, we need art, totally need art, I’m willing to BEG YOU ON MY KNEES for some

@youreturningscarletscarlet - of course we do! Your image sets are so wonderful, so full of feelings that we NEED SOME and we WANT some and… ugh… I mean… not to pressure you. If you would be so kind and have the time, we would totally love the image sets, really really really very much

@craptaincold - totally counting with you now, you can’t run, not anymore 

@damnstevens - I know YOU have something in store for us and I’m SO excited!

@snarkysnartes - hoping with you as well! We really do miss you. 

@arrowsshootyouforwards - can’t wait to see the nanny story <3  I can’t even imagine. Should I pity Ray? I worry I should :D 

@frost-master - like the name. Will you be joning us as weeell? <3

EDIT: - adding @coldsatom because YES

There is a lot of people that reblogged this and liked this, and You’re totally welcome to join us :D I know some people don’t have that much time, and that’s fine as well. I’m not going to kidnap you and force you to create (somebody forbid me to do that)   but if you want to and will manage to just add a droplet, you’ll help us create the sea. 

SO That being said, @craptaincold had a wonderful, wonderful idea of coldatom week. Or well Mini-fridge :D 

I made a poll asking if you guys even want to do something like that or not You can vote on this link here  because I know that sometimes people aren’t that crazy about weeks and feel pressured. 

This is just about bringing our feelings and happiness and excitement back so I’ll let you decide before I’ll try to contact the @coldatomweek and hopefully they can help us out :) 

anonymous asked:

Do you think that the reason that Hide doesn't like Takatsuki's works is because 1) he doesn't like the fatalistic tone 2) it reinforces kaneki's somewhat pessimistic world view,It seems like Kaneki's (un)consciously trying to become an MC like the cool characters in his books (which makes him sound chuuni af, but hey, it's classic lit)It's a bit bothersome that his dislike for Takatsuki's works is sometimes interpreted as him not getting it, but it's possible to understand a book & disagree

I think it’s a mix of both. Rather than him not understanding their plot or themes, I personally see it more like him not understanding their morbidity. And, as a bookworm myself, I can assure you that it’s perfectly normal to “fall asleep” on a book if you don’t like the way it’s written. It happened to me plenty. It doesn’t mean that you’re stupid. 

As for why he wouldn’t like those dark themes despite being an horror fan himself (he had a Red Dragon poster in his room), I’m inclined to agree with what you said, Anon. 

After all the reason why Kaneki connects so much to Eto’s writing is because he can relate to her pain and to her sorrow, since both of them have lived through many hard times. Reading her books is a coping method for him, because it makes him feel understood in ways that talking about his feelings never had for him. We know that he’s an introvert who tends to isolate himself when he’s upset. And this is something that Hide inwardly chastises him for. 

That would be because Hide has a different mindset than Kaneki’s. He doesn’t see the point of bottling up his negative feelings; we also see this when he chastises Kaneki for not fighting back to his bullies in elementary school. 

Aside from that, I think that another reason why Hide might not like Takatsuki’s writing could be that he can’t relate to it, having lived a normal life, unlike her. Sort of like Haise didn’t like her novels, either:

It has been noted before that this “Haise” persona resembles a lot Hide’s personality in more than one respect, as though Kaneki unconsciously modeled it after his childhood friend’s. It could make sense that their way of thinking would be similar. 

After all, as Tsukiyama once explained, you have to feel close to the writer’s mentality to really enjoy their works.

(Though I should note that I’m still reluctant about this other explanation since we don’t know a thing about Hide’s past, so I wouldn’t completely deny the possibility that Hide had a bad childhood, too. So take this other interpretation with a grain of salt, and kindly refer to the first one for more solid argumentations).

Hogwarts headcanons for @alloftheimaginesblog because she did some for me and I love her.

● Angela is the sweetest slytherin on earth whose just the one that everyone likes
● 110% has a cat or some sort of animal trailing after her like she’s Snow White
● Her fellow Slytherins have a hard time waking her up in the morning and dont really want to just in case she hexes them.
● Gets along with anyone
● Helps first years who are lost
● Yells like the Scot she is at bothersome portraits and ghosts
● Is so majestic hippogriffs love her
● Has a lifetime supply of honeydukes chocolate
● appears grumpy in the morning all first years no not to talk to her before 10am
● Will stay with you if she finds you crying/sad/skipping class
● Takes constant wizarding pictures and makes a scrap book bigger than the yellow pages
● Literal badass with a heart of gold
● Queen of the first years