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Witch Tips for City Witches

City Witch Tips for all of my fellow witches stuck in apartments, dorms or other city areas.

  • If you can’t burn incense you can make your own sprayable incense by mixing alcohol (usually vodka or rubbing) with essential oils and a bit of oil, spray in the air to act like incense
  • If you are unable to go outside for whatever reason to get rain water (in my case just no where to collect it safely), fill a jar or glass with regular water and keep it near a cracked window to charge it with the wind, sound and scent of the rain outside. Same goes for storm water
  • Trapped in city and unable to get ocean water? Sea salt mixed with rain/storm water can be an excellent substitute
  • To continue on with water substitutes, if you can’t collect snow crushed ice from your fridge will suffice
  • Low key warding/protection you can use: spray moon water, salt water or sprayable incense about your apartment or dorm, place sigils under doormats, furniture, inside cupboards, etc; place crystals about hidden or out in the open, sweep and dust out the door or towards windows
  • If you need melted wax to seal a jar or for any other magical purpose, but can’t burn candles, by a wax melter and melt that wax and imagine the light from the burner acting like a flame (plus they are rather cheap, I got mine for 25 bucks)
  • Need stars in your craft but too much light pollution? Glow in the dark stars on your ceiling or wall can work just as well for visualization. Print out pictures of your favorite constellations or planets and place them up on your walls or on your altar. Live video feed of the night sky can also be easily found on the internet
  • Bath magic is amazing for low-key ‘in the woods’ witches. Use teas, milk, oils, herbs, bath bombs, bubble baths, salts, etc that relate to your intent. It is also a good place to meditate if you have roommates or family around that would disturb you otherwise
  • If you do for whatever reason need to burn a candle, birthday candles are small, melt fast, and don’t create a lot of smoke or smokey scent
  • Sigils are another great low-key form of magic. To boost them up, use color magic related to the color you draw them in, write them using quills made of feathers related to your intent, use colored paper, rub a drop of essential oil on them, charge them with crystals or in your windowsill
  • You don’t have to burn sigils to activate them, which is hardly an option when you are in a dorm or apartment. Other options are: Shredding them, erasing them, soaking them in a bath or shower, using body heat or your own pulse, etc
  • Miss having the outdoors and plants around? Windowsill gardens can really help. Small plants you can consider keeping in your windowsill or counter-tops: succulents, cacti, bamboo, lemongrass, basic, rosemary, mint, rosemary, mosses, aloe, snake plant, pothos (and other vines), carrots, beets, shallots, lettuce, spinach, garlic, chives, parsley, oregano, thyme, and marigold
  • Open your window to let the wind and air from outside to help energize you and clear out negative energies inside
  • Fun places to put sigils: under furniture, carved into soap, onto shampoo/conditioner bottles, on your make up, inside phone cases, in shoes, under bandages, sewn into pillow cases and blankets, behind pictures in frames, underside of nail polish, carved into wax squares for your wax melter, keys and keychains, behind mirrors or in medicine cabinets, on bookmarks, on or in binders and pencil cases, on medicine bottles, and water bottles/travel mugs
  • Easy to make and dispose of poppets: carrot sticks (one of my personal favorites), apples or other fruit, clothe, paper, popsicle sticks, paper towels/napkins, toilet paper rolls, eggs, celery stocks, and cotton balls
  • The internet is an amazing thing. Need some sounds to help you focus or meditate? Easily look up the sounds of rain, storms, wind, ocean waves, jungles, forests, etc
  • Christmas lights are fun and great way to use discrete witchcraft. Select ones in the colors you wish for them to bring ie green for growth, yellow for inspiration, white for protection, purple for psychic abilities, etc. 
  • Some everyday things you can use for discrete witchcraft that don’t cost much at all or that you most likely already have: water, table salt, black pepper, paper, crayons/pencils/pens/markers, vinegar, milk, tea, highlighters, make up and beauty supplies, shampoo and conditioner, rubber bands, paperclips, thumbtacks, computer/phone/tablet, music/music player, playing cards, dice, air freshener, perfumes, toothpaste, rice, flour, sugar, honey, and all kitchen herbs and seasonings.
  • Can’t afford gemstones or crystals on college budget? Crackle and dyed quartz you can find super cheap at craftstores and online. I bought a whole bag for 4 bucks. Use them based on their colors and shapes. Can’t afford that but still want to use rocks in your craft? Find some rocks you like outside, again use their colors and shapes to determine their correspondences. Want to use them for a specific purpose? Paint sigils on them in the color that corresponds with what you want! Charge them in your windowsill or with your own energy and intent. There you go!
  • Pocket mirrors are cheap, easy to carry around and great for glamours and on the go magic. 
  • Seriously though, glamour spells are going to be a good option for you. use your make up, skin products, hair care products, brushes/combs, perfume, mirrors, toothbrush/toothepaste and intent. Good to do while you are getting ready for your day
  • Dream magic is another friend of the city witch! Use crystals, sigils, herbs, etc near your bed before you go to sleep, drink some chamomile, get yourself a dream journal (mine is literally a notebook with construction paper on it), keep it and a pen near you. In the morning write down your dreams, your thoughts, how you feel (tired, refreshed, groggy, etc), and interpret them. 
  • Can’t afford tarot cards? Print out some, you can usually find them online and they won’t last as long as a real deck but it is a good temporary solution. Want a Ouija board but can’t keep one or need it to be easily hidden? Print one out, draw on one on paper or cardboard, fold it up and store it once you are done. Want a pendulum but can’t afford one? Use your favorite necklace, bracelet or keychain!
  • Tea and coffee magic is great, make your own tea blends with the herbs you like. Or just buy simple green or black tea and add sugar, milk, etc depending on your intentions
  • As I said before, crock pot magic. The Modern Cauldron: brew and cook all day with it, fill your apartment with the scent of the herbs and food to fill it with the energies they correspond with and you get a delicious meal to come home to! Most dorms allow them. Rice cookers also work well.
  • Can’t afford fresh food? Have to survive on ramen, canned soup, and microwaved meals? That is okay! They even correspond with things! Tomato soup for love, beauty and passion. Beef ramen noodles for strength, courage and longevity. Microwave mac n cheese for beauty and feminity. Look at their ingredients and what they correspond with. Sure its not as glamorous as a making a huge made by scratch traditional meal but its kitchen magic none the less. Stir it with your intent while you cook. It isn’t fancy but it works just as well!
  • Use a notebook or binder for a nice grimoire, decorate it as much as you want on the inside. Print out pictures of nature, animals, planets, stars, places, crystals, etc that you cant’ access/afford and use them in your craft. Spell books and grimoires are powerful tools
  • Don’t have a wand? Use a wooden spoon. Tie a colored string or ribbon to it to correspond with what energy you want it to have and move and flick it as you would a wand. 
  • Knitting, crocheting, and knot magic is very apartment friendly. As well as sewing and embroidering plus it is super calming.
  • Glitter, sequins, and beads are great in witchcraft! Use their colors to determine their correspondences. Put them in spell jars, sachets, bottles, etc. Glitter tip: if you spill any don’t fret, get some packing tape, wrap it around your hand with the sticky part outwards and dab at that glitter spill. You will literally pick up all of the glitter in seconds!
  • Enchant and charge your pots, pans, skillets, and other cookware to make every meal magical
  • Make moonwater in your windowsills. Use it for cleansing, beauty, divination, clarity, protection and purification
  • Take walks. Even if it is a city there is still nature about. Pigeons flying about, potted flowers outside of stores, grass growing in front lawns, etc. Enjoy yourself, even if it is not some wild, vast forest you can still connect with your local nature.
  • Pick up litter or garbage you see outside, being in the city we all see it. The natural world around you will appreciate you helping out. Bring a bag with you when you take your walks or travel and fill it with wrappers you see on the ground.

I hope this was helpful to all of my fellow city and dorm witches!
Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King
The novelist James Smythe, who has been analysing the work of Stephen King for the Guardian since 2012, on the lessons he has drawn from the master of horror fiction
By James Smythe

Stephen King is an All-Time Great, arguably one of the most popular novelists the world has ever seen. And there’s a good chance that he’s inspired more people to start writing than any other living writer. So, as the Guardian and King’s UK publisher Hodder launch a short story competition – to be judged by the master himself – here are the ten most important lessons to learn from his work.

1. Write whatever the hell you like

King might be best known – or, rather, best regarded – as a writer of horror novels, but really, his back catalogue is crammed with every genre you can think of. There are thrillers (Misery, Gerald’s Game), literary novels (Bag Of Bones, Different Seasons), crime procedurals (Mr Mercedes), apocalypse narratives (The Stand), fantasy (Eyes Of The Dragon, The Dark Tower series) … He’s even written what I think of as being one of the greatest Young Adult novels of all time: The Long Walk. Perhaps the only genre or audience he hasn’t really touched so far is comedy, but most of his work features moments that show his deft touch with humour. It’s clear that King does what he wants, when he wants, and his constant readers – the term he calls his, well, constant readers – will follow him wherever he goes.

2. The scariest thing isn’t necessarily what’s underneath the bed

Horror is a curious thing. What scares one person won’t necessarily scare another. And while there might be moments in his horror novels that tread towards the more conventional ideas of what some find terrifying, for the most part, the truly scary aspects are those that deal with humanity itself. Ghosts drive people to madness, telekinetic girls destroy whole towns with their powers, clowns … well, clowns are just bloody terrifying full stop. But the true crux of King’s ability to scare is finding the thing that his readers are actually worried about, and bringing that to the fore. If you’re writing horror, don’t just think about what goes bump in the night; think about what that bump might drive people to do afterwards.

3. Don’t be scared of transparency

One of my favourite things about King’s short story collections are the little notes about each tale that he puts into the text. The history of them, the context for the idea, how the writing process actually worked. They’re not only invaluable material for aspiring writers – because exactly how many drafts does it take to reach a decent story? King knows! – but they’re also brilliant nuggets of insight into King himself. Some people might think that it’s better off knowing nothing about authors when they read their work, but for King, his heart is on his sleeve. In his latest collection, The Bazaar of Broken Dreams, King gets more in-depth than ever, talking about what inspired the stories in such an honest way that it couldn’t have come from another writer’s pen. Which brings us to …

4. Write what you know. Sort of. Sometimes

Write what you know is the most common writing tip you’ll find anywhere. It’s nonsense, really, because if we all did that we’d end up with terribly boring novels about writers staring out of windows waiting for inspiration to hit. (If you like those, incidentally, head straight for the literary fiction section of your nearest bookshop.) But King understands that experience is something which can be channelled into your work, and should be at every opportunity. Aspects of his life – addiction, teaching, his near-fatal car accident, rock and roll, ageing – have cropped up in his work over and over, in ways that aren’t always obvious, but often help to drive the story. That’s something every writer can use, because it’s through these truths that real emotions can be writ large on the page.

5. Aim big. Or small

King’s written some mammoth books, and they’re often about mammoth things. The Stand takes readers into an apocalypse, with every stage of it laid out on the page until the final fantastical showdown. It deals with a horror that hits a group of characters twice in their lives, showing us how years and years of experience can change people. And The Dark Tower is a seven (or eight, or more, if you count the short stories set in its world) part series that takes in so many different genres of writing it’s dizzying. When he needs to, King aims really big, and sometimes that’s what you have to do to tell a story. At the other end of the spectrum, some of King’s most enduring stories – Rita Hayworth & Shawshank Redemption, The Mist – have come from his shorter works. He traps small groups of characters in single locations and lets the story play out how it will. The length of the story you’re telling should dictate the size of the book. Doesn’t matter if it’s forty thousand words or two hundred, King doesn’t waste a word.

6. Write all the time. And write a lot

King’s published – wait for it – 55 novels, 11 collections of stories, 5 non-fiction works, 7 novellas and 9 assorted other pieces (including illustrated works and comic books). That’s over a period of 41 years. That’s an average of two books a year. Which is, I must admit, a pretty giddying amount. That’s years of reading (or rereading, if you’re as foolishly in awe of him as I am). But he’s barely stopped for breath. This year has seen three books published by him, which makes me feel a little ashamed. Still, at my current rate of writing, I might catch up with him sometime next century. And while not every book has found the same critical and commercial success, they’ve all got their fans.

7. Voice is just as important as content

King’s a writer who understands that a story needs to begin before it’s actually told. It begins in the voice of the novel: is it first person, or third? Is it past or present tense? Is it told through multiple narrators, or just the one? He’s a master at understanding exactly why each story is told the way it’s told. Sure, he might dress it up as something simple – the story finding the voice it needs, or vice versa – but through his books you can see that he’s tried pretty much everything, and can see why each voice worked with the story he was telling.

8. And Form is just as important as voice

King isn’t really thought of as an experimental novelist, which is grossly unfair. Some of King’s more daring novels have taken on really interesting forms. Be it The Green Mile’s fragmented, serialised narrative; or the dual publication of The Regulators and Desperation – novels which featured the same characters in very different situations, with unsettling parallels between the stories that unfolded for them; or even Carrie’s mixed-media narrative, with sections of the story told as interview or newspaper extract. All of these novels have played with the way they’re presented on the page to find the perfect medium for telling those stories. Really, the lesson here from King is to not be afraid to play.

9. You don’t have to be yourself

Some of King’s greatest works in the early years of his career weren’t published by King himself. They were in the name of Richard Bachman, his slightly grislier pseudonym. The Long Walk, Thinner, The Running Man – these are books that dealt with a nastier side of things than King did in his properly attributed work. Because, maybe it’s good to have a voice that allows us to let the real darkness out, with no judgments. (And then maybe, as King eventually did in The Dark Half, it’s good to kill that voice on the page … )

10. Read On Writing. Now

This is the most important tip in the list. In 2000, King published On Writing, a book that sits in the halfway space between autobiography and writing manual. It’s full of details about his process, about how he wrote his books, channelled his demons and overcame his challenges. It’s one of the few books about writing that are actually worth their salt, mainly because it understands that it’s about a personal experience, and readers might find that useful. There’s no universal truths when it comes to writing. One person’s process would be a nightmare for somebody else. Some people spend years labouring on nearly perfect first drafts; some people get a first draft written in six weeks, and then spend the next year destroying it and rebuilding it. On Writing tells you how King does it, to help you to find your own. Even if you’re not a fan of his books, it’s invaluable to the in-development writer. Heck, it’s invaluable to all writers.

using your time wisely on public transport

The bus ride to my university takes an hour there and back each day. Those hours spent on the bus tend to feel like a waste of time. However, that time doesn’t have to be useless. 

General tips:

  • Check out the transit schedule before you make your timetable. For me, there’s no bus at 3 pm so if a class ends at 2:30 I have to wait till 4 for the bus.
  • You can’t always be productive the entire time. When I’m on the 7 am bus on Mondays I make a deal with myself: Be productive for at least the first half of the bus ride. After that, listen to music and stare out the window all you want.
  • Pack your bag lightly. Your back is gonna hurt if you try to bring everything with you. If you and a classmate have a break together, make a deal that only one of you will bring the textbook each week. Or buy a binder-ready copy of your textbook (so you can bring individual chapters with you).
  • Bring snacks and a water bottle always! You’ll be thankful for that granola bar on your way back, especially on days when you’ve been on campus for 12+ hours!

Things you CAN do on public transport:

  • Study flashcards. Bring a stack of flashcards with you or use Quizlet. Quizlet is a good app because you might find that someone else has already made flashcards for the class you’re taking, you can star which terms you already know, and you can have the app read out the flashcards to you (I find I remember thing better if I hear them as well)
  • Do your readings and/or prelabs. I wouldn’t recommend bringing more than one textbook otherwise your backpack will be super heavy all day. Read through a few chapters. If you like to write down notes as you read, bring a pen and a pack of big sticky notes. If you have labs like me, finish up your prelabs for the following week when you’re heading home after a lab. I’ve managed to finish my physics and chemistry prelabs on the bus, every week so far this semester.
  • Catch up on that Netflix show you’ve been watching. Not so productive, but I see it as a way of unwinding. And if you’re going to watch an episode when you get home anyways, why not do it on your commute? So download those episodes and relax (I recommend The Office and Brooklyn Nine-Nine if you need a laugh)
  • Read over your lecture notes. You should be doing this anyways so why not do it on your commute? Looking over your lecture notes from classes you had that day will help reinforce the content in your mind. Look over notes from weeks or months ago too. Reviewing older content will help you so much when finals come along.
  • Watch some Khan Academy videos. Did you know that Khan Academy has an app!?? Download videos beforehand and watch them on the go. Since this requires a bit more focus I’d recommend not watching videos for stuff you just learned that day – go home, read your textbook, and then watch a video the next day to clarify things/learn the info in a new way.
  • Catch up with people you haven’t talked to for a while. Send a text to your mom or that friend who’s studying across the country. Trust me, they miss you and talking to people who support you is good for your mental health.
  • Get out your planner (or bullet journal) and plan your week. If you’re feeling overwhelmed making a to do list for each day of your week can help. This also ensures you won’t be forgetting about an essay due the next week.

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tips for new uni / college students

i’m just finishing up my first year this summer and i know lots of people are graduating and going into post secondary this semester, so here are my tips on your first year! (im in canada but these should probably be relevant for other countries? i think!) feel free to add your own! (spaces are for accessibility – sorry for the long ass post) 

  • you don’t need to ask to go to the bathroom, or to leave at all. if you’re anxious, or if you need a coffee, just quietly leave without disturbing the other students and come back when you’re ready. try not to leave in an important part of the lecture—you should preferably be doing everything you need to before/after class to avoid leaving and missing information, but this isn’t high school anymore and you can come and go as you wish. (note: if youre working in a lab make sure you follow your prof’s safety procedures around leaving to avoid bringing contaminants out of the lab with you, and do NOT leave in the middle of a test unless given explicit permission by the prof.)
  • i bought a binder for my first year and never used it. i took all my notes in a coil notebook, which is easier to keep track of, and put all handouts in the inside pocket/in a folder which was more than sufficient, since at my school most of the handouts are online anyways. if you’re more comfortable using a binder, definitely use one, but you’re probably better off using a notebook. 
  • you can bring your laptop/tablet to class to write your notes in 99% of classes. if you find typing easier than writing on paper with pen/pencil, then bring it with you - just make sure you have your charger/your laptop is charged, especially if it’s a long class. but try not to get distracted — you’re probably better off sticking to a notebook if you know you’re going to open facebook/tumblr instead of actually taking notes.
  • most professors i’ve taken still don’t appreciate texting in class. some of them don’t care, some will call you out on it. they understand if you have to quickly reply to your mom or something (or take a phone call outside of class) but if every time they look up you’re blatantly staring at your phone (or your crotch lol we all know the trying to hide ur phone under ur desk phone) they’ll probably be less inclined to help you later when you ask questions because you were too busy not paying attention 
  • write your name, phone number and school e-mail in the front of your notebook / on a label on your laptop. losing an entire semester’s worth of notes would be a NIGHTMARE and you want to make it as easy as possible for anyone who finds your stuff to return it to you. 
  • before you buy your textbook from your bookstore, check facebook to see if your school has a book exchange page and try to find someone you can buy it from second hand. it will be cheaper. 
  • if you can, buy your books used from the bookstore. renting is cheaper than buying — the buy back price at the end of the semester will be drastically reduced from what your purchased it at.
  • get familiar with the services at your school. check out the pride center and women’s center if you have one, join a club, and find a community. you’ll have a lot more fun at university if you find your niche and people who share your interests. they don’t have to be your lifetime best friends, but it’s nice to have a place to go and chat with an acquaintance during long breaks between classes.
  • use google docs or a similar cloud-based service. not having to haul your essays around on a USB is so much more convenient, and with your work stored in the cloud you won’t have any risk of it not saving or being corrupted. 
  • plagiarism is such a big no. your profs will remind you, but if you think you can get away with it, you can. plagiarism gives you what is essentially an academic criminal record and NO ONE in your faculty wants to deal with it, so just do your work okay?? trust me the consequences are way worse than just sitting down and writing the paper, no matter how awful it is
  • on the first day, if you HATE a class or the prof, drop it. add/drop deadlines are serious business 
  • if you have a few different choices for which prof to pick, check ratemyprofessor before choosing (but remember to take things with a grain of salt – they are reviews written by real people)

post-secondary is an amazing opportunity and as much as student loans and the emotional stress are hard, it can also be an incredible and fascinating experience. don’t worry too much about “finding your purpose” and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge your professors and teachers will present to you. good luck to all of you and i hope you have a wonderful time!! 

Finding Closure (Part 3)

Summary: AU. Reader left behind a hometown full of misery to make a new home in Brooklyn. A death in the family forces her to briefly return to the place that has haunted her dreams and memories for three years. Will she finally be able to move on, or will a figure from the past change everything?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 3,809 (Jean-Ralphio voice: “I’m the wooooorst!”)

Warnings: angst, language, car trouble, mentions of alcoholism, mentions of bad home life, revisiting childhood home, tw: seizures (mention), medical emergency (mention)

Part:  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -

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 One of the first things I learned in my freshman year is the absolute need to study every single day. Even if there is no big test or assignment around the corner, reviewing your classes daily is the only way to make sure you are strengthening your knowledge on whatever you are learning, as well as filling in any gaps on unknown material that was lectured before. For weeks (and months) I was certain that people who told me I needed to study every day were just very unorganized people or were frightening me on purpose. However, if you are taking a course heavy in information like Law, you will quickly understand that it will be very difficult to remember every single detail that was lectured in multiple subjects, on the long run – and, in the end, you are also tested on the small details and not only on the big overall scheme of each class. If I could go back to my first semester, I would really push myself harder and organize my days to be able to review my previous classes.


Being a coffee hater throughout high school, I was always sure that I would never like the taste of it in my life. However, as soon as I got into my second year of college, I found out that the only way to survive a few of my classes was to drink an expresso beforehand. My addiction to coffee began as a need to survive. Now that I look back, my first year in college probably would have turned out better if I had more energy in class and while doing my assignments. However, I still try my hardest to never drink more than one cup a day – that really keeps my energy levels up, without creating addiction.


One of the things no one told me before going to Law School was the ridiculous amount of money I would spend on textbooks every single semester. Each one of my classes requires one or two mandatory textbooks, plus statute law and a bunch of optional readings that most of the time you end up buying because they are nowhere to be found in the library. Also, since Law is constantly being developed and changed, buying second hand books is not the best idea - most of the legal references in those books are probably outdated.
I remember that in my first year of Law School I refused to buy most of the textbooks the professors required me to, and I tried my hardest to study only with my class notes. Well, guess what? That ended up, as expected, in poor grades. The problem with Law is that 50% of our grade is the result of how hard we work at home. In class the professor doesn’t lecture ALL of the material we need to learn; they just summarize it as best as they can and highlight a few important things that they find relevant. However, in the final exam, all those details and footnotes in the textbooks will prove really useful to solve the cases and if you didn’t invest in your textbooks in the beginning of your term, you will not be able to use that information in your answers, which really harms your grade.


That takes me to the next point. For me, the best learning method is preparing all classes beforehand, be it lectures or discussion based classes. I only realized this in the end of my second year in college - and I think it makes a huge difference in your overall performance in class; if your professor uses the Socratic method to teach, preparing your classes thoroughly beforehand is absolutely essential! 

Basically, if you anticipate most of what is going to be taught in your class, you will have most of the work done for that specific group of topics or information. By taking your own notes to class and completing them with what the information that the professor adds during the lecture, you will be able to reinforce your knowledge on the subject, finishing any incomplete arguments that you have written down and also letting you participate in class, asking questions on the thematic you’ve studied and discussing it with your professor and classmates. Also, preparing classes beforehand will let you organize your time better, scheduling a certain time to prepare a certain topic and/or chapter.


Unfortunately, I found it almost impossible to prepare classes and do all of this homework while I was handwriting my notes. If I could turn back in time and change something during my time in college, I would certainly stop spending so much time making everything pretty and would start typing it all. I am a big fan of handwriting notes - I love pens, stationery and also the handwriting part in itself. However, when I started getting an excessive workload, insisting on handwriting all of my preparatory notes, completing them in class and also solve and summarize case law by hand was hurting my grades, my social life and my stress levels (and my hand, lol). I then had to make the hard decision to give up on all of my pretty stationery and start bringing my laptop to class.

I still handwrite a few notes, especially when I use the column method (which you can find more about here), but I am actually happy now that I have made the change – I can be much more productive and organized while saving a huge amount of time for all the other things I enjoy doing.


Finally, and I think this is the most important piece of advice I can give you: some people enter college with a very specific mind-set on what they want to do with their lives. While you are reading this, there is a huge possibility that you have already thought about a certain career; maybe you are picking only the classes that you think will help down that career path, as well.

However, never ignore all the other options that will be laid out for you. I can personally speak about my own experience: when I entered Law School back when I was 18 (I am now 21), I had a very specific idea of what I wanted to accomplish after I graduated - I was sure I wanted to be a judge. As soon as I got into my second year and started studying the most basic principles of contract law, I was 100% sure that I had actually changed my mind, and that it was imperative to purse contract law. Then, in my 5th semester, I started studying Tax Law - I still remember thinking that Tax Law was it and I was then decided to pursue it for my master’s degree; but then, I was able to get an internship in a law firm, in the Intellectual Property Law department; and you know what? I changed my mind again

So it’s perfectly normal to change your mind along the way; you are not less worthy of college just because you are still not sure of what you want to do career wise. Also, changing majors is fine - it’s just a sign that you are progressing as a human being and as a student, that you were willing to embrace new opportunities and give up on something that would not make you happy. Just make sure that you do your research beforehand on different career paths and use all the opportunities that college gives you in order to learn new things and meet new people. Internships, and other short-termed opportunities like job-shadowing programs are great ways to understand if you fit in the specific area you are thinking of pursuing or if, in real life, it has nothing to do with you.

Lots of luck!


street-ddeokbokki  asked:

Hi Cliff. When I sit in a class that is too slow or isn't worth my time, my boredom becomes so big, it becomes rage. I am bored to tears (sometimes I actually cry in class) and now I feel like I might start screaming or punching something. I try to keep myself distracted, but it's hard, because if I do other things very intently, my professors will be upset (even if I am catching everything they're saying AND doing other things.) How to deal?

(I’m going to skip right over “do you need to be in this class” or “have you considered paying attention,” because I’m guessing you’ve already considered these possibilities in great detail.)

Sit in the back and do other things anyway.  If you like writing stories, poetry, or journaling, it’s very hard for a casual observer to tell this from note-taking.  (In high school, I wrote an entire novel on the left-hand pages of a notebook while taking notes on the right.)  Doodling is a little more visible, but not very; it’s still just pen and paper, and you can flip to notes when the heat is on.  If you’re short of doodle ideas, try Zentangles; they’re repeated patterns that I find calming to draw, and they come out looking all neat.  Or draw diagrams of what the professor is talking about, but in greatly ornamented, extremely unnecessary detail.

If you have good eyesight, things printed out in small, unformatted text are very hard for anyone to identify as frivolous at a distance, so that’s a sneaky way to bring in reading material.

Daydreaming is, of course, 100% invisible.  Plan your mansion, your Oscar acceptance speech, your trip around the world.  Imagine the classroom is a spaceship and all the things on the wall and the desk have secret space functions.   Imagine you’re a secret agent and you’re deep undercover as a college student.  Imagine you have laser gun eyes and laser blast the hell out of your classroom.

You might also want to “practice” being understimulated on your own terms.  Set aside some time for–not necessarily meditation, but disconnection.  Try a half hour to a couple hours of being alone with no electronics, no books, just your brain stuck with itself and maybe a notebook.  Let your brain go through the “aaauuugghh there’s nothing to dooooo” panic and come out the other side intact and with new skills for amusing itself.  It’s difficult (and fair warning, can be impossible for some people), but I think it’s a useful thing to work on.

Does your campus offer mental health services, or do you have access to them through other means?  Although it’s normal to be frustrated by a boring class, crying or wanting to punch things is kind of extreme.  I wouldn’t expect them to offer medication unless you have other mental health symptoms than you’ve mentioned here, but it might help to have a few sessions with a therapist to talk about coping skills.

300+ followers; why I'm leaving

First, I just want to thank everyone for reading and reblogging my work. I’ve talked to many of you and you are some of the most beautiful people I know.

I’m not sure If you’ve been following my poetry over the last week or so maybe longer, but I am in a state of distress right now.

I will continue to write and post up until Tuesday, but on that day I’m going in for a formal evaluation to determine outpatient options, but I just received a phone call today from my doctor after talking to him yesterday.

He wants me to explore inpatient options as well. He actually wants me to pay more attention to inpatient services. I’ve never been admitted before and I will be 31 in July. Before you ask it did suck watching kids get cake at school during the school year and no one giving a shit about us summer babies or our cake.

I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t scared. I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t think about hurting myself, permanently, at least three times a day on a good day.

You don’t want to know about my bad days.

I have my queue set to trickle out my recent writing as well as my future pieces. I average 3 a day, so that’s a least 15 more poems.

@scrawls-of-daisy-arkanian @jlimrosenberg
will also be throwing me into the @broken-souls-uploads queue. For those of you who don’t know, we feature poets speaking about all those unspoken things inside of us all in the most intimate and beautiful ways. We’re not sure about future prompts yet, but ours are always open and we will reblog you if it’s your first piece or one hundreth poem. If you have something to say or get off your chest, you shouldn’t be restricted to a time frame.

I actually started BSU because of a convo I had with Scrawls after reading one of his pieces. I was recently re-diagnosed as Bipolar II after discussing the last 11 years of my life and all my mistakes I’ve made. All the people I’ve erased.

Again, I’m so fucking afraid right now. I don’t know what to expect. I hope I find the solid ground I need that will help me finish this lease with my “roommate.” I hope I can come back with more poems for you.

As long as they let me bring some of my old poetry books, a journal, and a pen or pencil I will be fine. I think. No music. No phones for God knows how long.

It could be three days best case scenario. I don’t believe it will be that short. A few weeks or so seems more likely. A few months freaks me out, but I don’t know if that is likely.

I love you, if you think no-one does.
You are beautiful, if someone has made you feel ugly.
You are strong, because you are trying.
You are worth it because you are loved, beautiful, and strong.


That’s the phrase that started BSU. I don’t want to leave, but I need you to understand this is best for me and I can’t be strong for you if I can’t be for myself.

I want to be happy.
I want to accept love.
I want to be beautiful again.
I want to be stronger than I am now.

I love you.

B.E. Grissom

It’s been a while since I’ve done a rec list. 

I decided to do this endorsement instead. If I’m stalking you like crazy, you’re doing something right. 

1. @chaos-and-the-calm67 - Check out her Pen Pals series and gif blurbs. So much goodness. 

2. @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog - She fulfills my Dean x Donna needs and basically all the Dean x Reader dirty fantasies I can imagine. (And sometimes Sam, shhhh don’t tell.)

3. @saucynewf - Her weekend porn spam… it BRINGS ME LIFE. If you aren’t following her, you are wrong. 

4. @misswhizzy - All the gifs to brighten my day and make me smile. half of what I reblog, she finds or creates. 

5. @justjensenanddean - My gif ROYALTY. If not for this blog, I would have been lost on the night of Saturday Night Special in Vegas. However, I was able to cry with all of the rest of you as Jensen sang “Brother”. Thank you my love. You MAKE my day. 

6. @winchester-writes - She wants me to admit that I actually LIKE getting my heart ripped out by her. While I’ll never admit it, you should go read her shit. Especially if you feel like crying. 

7. @thing-you-do-with-that-thing - She is a wonderful human being who has a great need for Daddy! Jensen. I love her series. She is the MASTER. 

8. @nichelle-my-belle - my wonderful wall flower that makes me wait (Impatiently) for everything she writes. There is something very unique about the way Nichelle writes. I can’t pin it down, but you should DEFINITELY follow her. 

9. @heytheredeann - Another Gif QUEEN feeding my need 24/7. I can’t stop staring at the beauty that is Dean Winchester and this lady makes sure that I don’t ever run out of things to look at. 

Check out these WONDERFUL people. They are INCREDIBLE. You will NOT regret it for a single second. 

Writer’s Block

I’m a vampire.

Now don’t get the wrong idea. I’m not here to kill you.

I’m here to give you immortality.

Here’s where fiction tends to get it wrong, my friend. It’s not ‘vampire bites person, person turns vampire, rinse and repeat’. It’s more along the lines of ‘vampires bites person, person becomes vampire, previous vampire becomes a human’. Explains why you don’t see the overpopulation thing becoming a huge problem.

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blank space (death note parody)

Nice to meet you God of death
Shinigami appear before me
Wanna cleanses this world of sin
Hands me a book and I think
Oh my god, what is this page?
I’ll make this earth a better place
I’ll bring forth judgement day

How’s it going? Name is Light
And it’s my job now to mass delete
Almost funny how they all die
No idea it’s because of me
So hey, I’ll bring an end
Then like a god I will ascend
I take this pen within my hand
I can make the bad guys die over week’s end

Make you burn in hell forever
I just gotta know your real name
Heart attack then it’s over
Find a way to pass off the blame
Got a plan to forget this happened
They’ll just think I’m insane
All of you are just my pieces
And I run the game

Boy that Kira’s getting reckless
He’s going way too far
We’re gonna bring him to justice
No, I don’t care how hard
Got a plan to forget this happened
They’ll just think I’m insane
But I’ve got a blank page baby
I just need your name

Eating way too many sweets
Who’s this new guy? No, I can’t tell
Keeping anonymity
Says that we can just call him L
Find out what he needs
I get the feeling he can see
The man we’re after is really me

Oh no
Scheming lying, pages torn,
I’ll fill your plans up with twists and turns
Make you wish you’re never born
I swear I’ll make you burn
And I’ll take this potato chip
Take some lives and I’ll eat it
I’ll learn that name and win this fight
Cause it will be a dark world without light

Make you burn in hell forever
I just gotta know your real name
Heart attack then it’s over
Find a way to pass off the blame
Got a plan to forget this happened
They’ll just think I’m insane
All of you are just my pieces
And I run the game

Boy that Kira’s getting reckless
He’s going way too far
We’re gonna bring him to justice
No, I don’t care how hard
Got a plan to forget this happened
They’ll just think I’m insane
But I’ve got a blank page baby
I just need your name

(full credits to natewantstobattle on youtube)

Hi! Are you a messy student? Or you just can’t seem to find it in yourself to be organised? Well, look no further! Because I’m the same. 

Lmao kidding aside, I came up with this idea while I was writing the about page of this blog which I actually just customised, and thought why not make a study/survival guide for students with the same study style as mine: unorganised. To put it simply, I just go and get shit done. 

This survival guide is for those of you who can’t do bullet journaling, can’t do planners, can’t make a well-written aesthetic to do list, can’t organise their files neatly and the list goes on.

#1: Keep all of your returned schoolwork in one file folder

Not every student has in it themself to get an expanding folder and go the extra mile. If you’re one of those people can’t do that, just keep everything that your teachers return in one folder so when the semester or quarter ends you know where to find everything, and you can organise them if your teacher ever wants you submit them for clearance.

#2: Always keep a ballpen in your pocket.

Keeping a pencil case is not on everyone’s agenda. You bring it to school, lose your pretty pens, and end up with nothing to decorate your notes. A single, black pen is enough I tell you. Before you head to school, put one in your pocket and KEEP IT THERE every time you finish writing. Aside from being economical, it’s also convenient.

#3: Write down whatever you need to do.

Just write it. It doesn’t matter if it’s pretty, properly aligned or whatever, you just have to write it, and keep it somewhere you don’t forget. For example, the front pocket of your bag. Or if you’re 90% sure you’ll lose or forget it anyway, just type it on your phone. Get home, and get shit done.

#4: Listen and participate during class discussions.

This is common knowledge for every student, but if you’re unorganised and your notes are shit or you can’t be bothered to spend your entire afternoon at home studying and revising notes, listen in class. You need to get the most out of those hours. 

#5: Keep your handouts in your notebooks.

Handouts are your best friend when your notes are incomplete. You don’t have to keep your handouts in a separate folder in a separate box in a separate shelf in a separate continent, you know. The best way to make sure you don’t forget where they are is by inserting them in your notebooks, by respective class of course. That is, if you don’t mind a bulky notebook.

#6: Arrange everything for exams and study in one day.

You don’t need to start studying a week before, a month before, a decade before. It’s more like, you have to get your materials in one place a week before your exams. So when you have to study, just get that stack and go over it one go. 

#7: Always get a good night’s sleep.

Another thing that should be common knowledge, but for students who are already unorganised, you can’t go and destroy your chances of waking up energised in the morning. A good morning is a start to a good day after all, no matter how much of your day you don’t have planned.

And that wraps it up! My 7 tips for the unorganised student aka people like me! These were all I could come up with and I’ll probably update this post some other time with more tips. This list is a manifestation of my habits as a student which I can’t really say are credible and worthy of being followed, but executing these with understanding of your own study habits is the definite way to go. Have a fun time studying, y’all!

An Actor's Guide to Tech Week

Ahh, tech week. If you’ve ever been in a show, you’ve been through it. It can either be the most fun you’ve ever had, or the worst experience of your life. However, it’s easy to get through if you know how to do it correctly. So, here’s the basic Actor’s guide to surviving hell tech week.

1. Know your show. Study your script during tech week, even if you’re off-book (which you should be during tech week). One of the hardest things to do is memorize the order of the scenes, so making a track is the best idea. Sit down with your script, and make a chart with four columns: Scene, Enter, Exit, and Props/Costumes. Fill in where/when you enter, exit, and what props or costumes you need for that scene. ALWAYS have it with you.

2. Stay energized. Get as much sleep as possible during tech. Do your homework BEFORE you get to tech, so you can go to sleep as soon as you get home. Don’t forget to eat; a yogurt before rehearsal is not going to keep you energized. Eat a nice dinner with plenty of protein to keep you energized. Not too heavy, not too light.

3. Pack your bag. You should have the following items at every tech; a refillable water bottle (or at least two plastic bottles), healthy snacks, proper clothes, the shoes you’ll be wearing in the show, ponytail holders (for anyone with long hair), your track, your script, your score, and a pen/pencil to take notes with. For every dress rehearsal, add all undergarments (leotards and stockings), bobby pins, a hair brush, all of your makeup, and a personal mirror to your bag. Deodorant also isn’t a bad idea, especially if it’s a high dance show or you’re in a crowded, hot, dressing room. If you take your costumes home or need to bring in pieces, don’t forget them. If you have extra time, do your hair and makeup at home (or as much of it as you can).

4. Be patient. Tech can take a long time, and you might find yourself with some down time. Remember to pay attention at all times, and tech will go a lot quicker/smoother. The less you talk, the more the director will be able to get done. And try to be patient with your fellow actors; everyone’s stressed.

5. Get excited! You’ve got a show coming up! Stay positive, even when things get rocky. The more you psych yourself up about the show, the more excited you’ll be to come to rehearsal, and the happier you’ll be to get there.

Break a leg!

anonymous asked:

Im in year 11 and will be entering sixth form in two weeks. I am not very good at the subjects i have chosen which are bio chem and maths (AS art). I would like to get a head start on them but i am unable to purchase any books because of the new curriculum, but do you know how i could get started or what i can do? and i tried to do some basic maths the other day and it really overwhemeled me. I dont know how to study exactly haha..

Things that saved my butt in STEM courses: Feel free to get a bowl of popcorn and watch some of these in lieu of your normal TV/movie time as a way to prepare. I personally spend a lot of time watching Crash Course for fun - the Thought Bubble animation is really cute!

General Tips for STEM courses: These courses tend to be more challenging for me, as I am definitely more humanities oriented. That said, I have picked up some good strategies to cope! 

  • Do. Your. Homework. Frustratingly enough, all my friends are math whizzes (nationally placed mathletes, math team captains…), and they can get away with not doing their math homework. For the rest of us, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!!! Set out a specific time for homework, and…
  • Do your most difficult homework first. Save your easier assignments for last, when your brainpower (and willpower) is depleted. 
  • Check your answers as you go. There is very little that is worse than checking 30 math/chemistry problems and realizing you did them wrong. Checking as you go allows you to spot any conceptual errors ASAP, so you don’t waste time on homework!  
  • Memorize your formulas. It doesn’t matter if you get a formula sheet, memorizing your formulas will make your life go faster when you’re not constantly skipping around referring back to the formulas. Obviously, don’t just brute memorize your formulas and then “plug ‘n chug”, understand how the formula works. And then memorize it. 
  • Show all of your work. Yes, there are kids who can do things in their head and skip 7 steps in between. Most of us aren’t that kid. When I do homework, I like to write out the problem if it’s short, and then list out every step, circling the final answer at the bottom. This is advantageous for a few reasons: 1) If you don’t get the right answer, you can easily see where you went wrong, 2) It gives you a visual process of how you did problems, which is helpful when you’re reviewing conceps [having just a problem and an answer isn’t very helpful 4 months down the line!], and 3) on tests you can often get partial credit if you demonstrate mastery of the concept, but maybe messed up multiplication somewhere [it happens!]
  • Stay away from the calculator when you’re practicing. There are certain problems that require a calculator (graphing, certain integral problems, etc). On an exam, if you’re allowed to use a calculator, use it - it will make your life go faster. However, when you’re doing homework, do most of the math out by hand. It will take longer, yes, but you will develop a stronger number sense and ultimately down the line you’re setting a stronger foundation for yourself.
  • Do practice problems. Honestly, for STEM, the best thing you can do is just to find examples and practice problems and do them. Do them until you can’t get them wrong. Seriously. Tough love here. 
  • Review your tests after you get them back. Go after school, sit down with the teacher, bring a fancy colored pen (I used purple for all of mine!) and go through all the questions you got wrong. Note down the skills to improve - was it basic math facts you got wrong, or did you not fully understand the concepts? Ask how you can improve for the next test.
  • Keep your old tests. I keep all my tests from these subjects, as they are GREAT review material for cumulative exams. For midterms/finals/AP exams, I simply pulled out my tests and did practice problems from each of them. If you have the time, just redo the entire test. If not, pick questions that you specifically had trouble with to redo. 

Whew, that was a long post. Kudos to anyone who made it down here! You’re the best. 

~ Ellie

Friend Like Me (A Death Note Parody)
Friend Like Me (A Death Note Parody)

//It perpetually boggles my mind that when people make gifsets or edits of the “core” characters of Death Note, Ryuk is never on them. Then again, I realized recently that I’ve done more than twenty Death Note parodies but not a single one featuring Ryuk, so it looks like I’m guilty of this as well. In any case, here’s a long overdue solo for everyone’s favorite shinigami nihilist.

Lyrics below the cut.

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svt at costco

s.coups: is constantly looking for hoshi, seungkwan & dk (who are probably ransacking the free samples), buys all the toothpaste and stuffs it into a backpack under his jacket

jeonghan: helping the gag trio smuggle out crabmeat samples to eat later, snoozes in the shopping cart (no fucks given)

joshua: diligently helps out a harassed s.coups in any way possible (carrying groceries, babysitting dongsaengs, yadda yadda), refuses to go on Sundays

jun: charms the lollipops off every single mom in the warehouse, runs naked into the giant produce freezer

hoshi: manages to singlehandedly knock over an entire tower of toilet paper that falls on wonwoo, gets high off sparkling water samples

wonwoo: sneaks off to the book section to read r-rated romcoms, is blamed for the toilet paper tower incident

woozi: is stuck with 5 shopping carts (and sleeping jeonghan), hoards crates of coffee and instant ramyun 

dk: buys a shit ton of plastic plants and flowers to spruce up the dorm, says thank you every time he takes a free sample and only takes one each time

mingyu: buys all the gmo-free / organic products he can find with nothing but coupons, always brings issues of cook’s illustrated and martha stewart living back to the dorm

the8: helps lost kids find their families (awawiudfhsdhf), drags a naked dancing jun out of the produce freezer

seungkwan: brings a self-penned song / grocery list and sings it extremely loudly (with dk on backing vocals and instrumentals), gets accidentally locked in a pizza freezer by vernon 

vernon: tries to sing along with seungkwan, sees himself in the surveillance screens and dabs for the camera with the8

dino: gets very lost trying to find the shamwow promo booth, instead manages to get diarrhea from drinking all the smoothies at a vitamix demonstration 


1. I regret that you had been my 3 AM thoughts.

2. I regret everything I gave you. From the human-sized stuffed toys to my time allotment. You are my top priority like how eggs are on the top of your mother’s grocery list.

3. I regret that I took you to my favorite places. I realized that our story is like the first time I watched the sunset with you after the last ray of sunlight bid goodbye and as the darkness says hello and stars started to creep in the night sky our story ended with the very detail of this romance.

4. I regret that I am still holding on. Preparing for the next chapter of our relationship, waiting for you, for us to gaze at the gazillion of stars; and my heart mourns that you really let go of me.

5. I regret that I told you my deepest, darkest secret and how you will tell it to others like how dolls in horror movies creep out into the bed or how skeleton in a cemetery surpassed the ten feet deep land in Michael Jackson’s thriller.

6. I regret every single tear that my eyes shed. I am ashamed of myself that I want to hide. If only I can bring back my tears every night. Every droplet of tear that shouts our together, every droplet of tear that whispers your forever, my pillows would catch every tear and says together forever. And you define your together forever until you find someone new.

7. I regret all the things that I said to you. I want to bring back every ink from my pen. I want to erase every word from the lead. I want to crumple all the love notes I made for you. Stitch my mouth and never speak of you, break every canvas, pierce every inch, delete every record of you. You made out with all of my pens that whenever I write down I feel like I’m in a den. I am still writing you, but I turned every heart into breaks, every memory into a scar, and every bike into a spike.

8. I regret the moment that I stayed, the moment that you told me to wait for your call. It’s like I’m glued to the spot where you left me. It’s like I’d stepped on tar after you told me we’re over. I stayed believing that you will have a glance and realize that you’re wrong. The worst part is that you only left me with your decision; no excuses, no reasons, nothing. You let me believe in your vows, unspoken. You let me indulge in every moment, I’m broken.

9. I regret the moment we first met; the origin of our relationship, the beginning of our plot, the prologue of our novel. Remember the moment of our getting-to-knows, the moment you held my hand for the first time. Remember the moment you first wrote your phone number on a tissue paper. The moment you told me that you fell in love after a single sight, like how hunters kill animals in Open Season. You single-handedly shot my heart, like how hunters kill animals in Open Season.

10. I regret that it took me a long time to forget you. No. You are still in my mind, clinging unto every region of my brain, jumping in every part of my heart. Your name is tattooed on my skin that I want to soak in the rain hoping that the ink would fall down from my body and that’s how easy forgetting you.

11. I regret that you are still my 3 AM thoughts.

—  batangbrodkaster, 11 Things I Regret After Our Break-Up
Backpack Basics

I’m back! I know I have been MIA but I haven’t forgotten about all my fellow study warriors. I have planned out a bunch of excellent posts on my drafts page and now I just have to write them. Planning ahead at its best. 

You all know what a horror a messy backpack could be. You say, “I can NEVER find anything in here.” Your book bag has swallowed up at least 7 mechanical pencils, 3 pens, and so many erasers you lost track. This post is here to keep you organized and on top of things. 

1. Planner (#1 priority)

  • This thing holds your life! You have to bring it everywhere. 

2. Three mechanical pencils

  • I lose mechanical pencils like no other. I keep three in my bag so I know how many to keep track of. 
  • Optional: Keep a No. 2 pencil for ‘loaning’

3. Pencil Lead

  • Don’t be the awkward student who runs out of pencil lead during an exam…just don’t.

4. Two pens 

  • One black, one blue
  • I keep two pens in my book bag because I might need to write something in my notes in another color

5. Highlighters

  • I am a highlighter diva so I have a lot of colors
  • You never know when you might need to highlight notes

6. Sticky notes

  • I keep one pad of stick notes in my bag at all times
  • They are super useful for writing down people’s numbers (for study groups, of course!) and writing reminders about events

7. Calculator

  • I am a dietetics major and we are always calculating things like TPN, energy requirements, etc…so a calculator is a MUST
  • You can buy a dollar one, it doesn’t have to be fancy (unless you are a math or science major)

8. Loose leaf Paper

  • Most college classes have powerpoint slide printouts…so loose leaf is for the days you forget to print out notes

9. Umbrella

  • It rains, it pours. Don’t be the poor smuck drenched in the freak rain storm. 

10. Mini stapler

  • I don’t know what I would do without my mini stapler. It is just there for me when I need it. 
  • Purchase one. You will get your use out of this tiny thing tenfold. 

11. Mechanical Eraser

  • Erasers are my lifesavers. Need I say more?

12. Binder or Multi-folder

  • I have a multi-folder (basically a bunch of folders bound together) where I have labeled each folder with a class. I only store documents to that class in there. 
  • you can essentially do the same thing with a binder but just put dividers in it for each class
  • This is where you put your loose leaf! 



N: He would be the one ordering/impatiently waiting for the food. His large complicated order will irk the cashier and his insistence on them not jacking up the order will almost send them over the edge. Also his constant sighing and foot tapping going on while he’s waiting for the order to finish being prepared will either get him a free set of fries or spit in his drink. “That’s no pickles and no tomatoes on the No. 2 and cook it just right with crispy edges and golden in the middle. Can you remember all this? You might want to get a pen.”

Leo: He would be the one to find the seats. Normally he wouldn’t care where to sit as long as it accommodates his Vixx party of six. But if the fast food place he’s in so happens to have a play area for children, then you can expect him to find a table with full view of the play area so he can watch the children frolic in pretend land. Not in a creepy way though—more like an ‘I can’t wait to have kids someday and bring them to play areas at fast food restaurants’ look. Even if there aren’t kids in there at the time they arrive, he’s going to still sit in front of it just in case a birthday party shows up. “No, don’t sit there. That’s my seat.”

Ken: Of course he will order a kid’s meal. Of course he will be playing with the toy at the table and sipping on chocolate milk. And of course one measly kid’s meal is not enough, so he will have to buy at least 2 or 3 to fill his hunger. More toys for him! If he wasn’t a grown ass man, then you could bet that he would be playing in the kids area.“Omgee! I got a Hello Kitty stamp in this bag and a Pokemon keychain in the other one!”

Ravi: He’ll be the one to get the utensils and condiments for everyone. He would grab handfuls of everything on the counter and bother the people at the registers about not giving him enough barbecue sauce packets. He’ll even get stuff that goes with food his bandmates didn’t even order. Who knows? Maybe someone will like jelly on their fries? “Oh I picked up one, too many. Anybody need a ranch?” 

HongBin: After finding a table he would immediately start cleaning it off if the restaurant people did a crummy job. If there’s no hope for the table or a job simple napkins can’t do, then he would go call an employee to wipe it off with a wet rag. He’s not about to eat on top of someone else’s crumbs. “Wait don’t sit yet! I need to brush off the seat.” 

Hyuk: He’ll be the one to get the drinks for everyone. This is a bad idea. He would concoct some kind of mystery drink and trick his poor hyung(s) of choice to drink it. He’s also going to sneak easy to grab foods like fries and nuggets when no one is looking and play the games on the bag of Ken’s meal. The only reason he wouldn’t order his own kid’s meal would be because he wants to do big boy things and eat a big boy burger. “*Hiding his nuggets stash in his lap* What are you talking about? You ordered a six count, not an eight count. Remember?”

Thanks for asking!

pencils (wonwoo)

hello here is a quick little wonwoo scenario I thought of when I saw this post. the ending was kind of awkward so I apologize.  

Five minutes before class started, and the classroom was still almost empty. The first day of class everyone was here ten minutes before it started, but now halfway through the semester people mostly show up a few minutes before class or some times not at all. You took out your usual set up, your notebook,your water bottle, and two pencils. The only reason you always take out a second pencil was because of the boy who sat behind you. He always asks if he could borrow a pencil, sure not having a pencil the first day is understandable and he got lucky that you had an extra one, but not having a pencil two months in is ridiculous. You didn’t know if this kid was plain stupid or too poor to own a pencil. Although he didn’t look poor since he always looks well put together. Why did he never ask the boy he sat next to, what was his name…Minghao?? Or is it Mingyu? No that’s the other boy who sits next to him. Regardless why doesn’t he ask them to borrow their pencils? Minghao looks like the type to carry fifty extra pencils. It’s not that you minded, he was always nice to you and he was also really attractive and you weren’t opposed to talking to him every chance you got. You sigh making brief eye contact with one of his friends as he walked down the aisle to his seat. Two minutes left until class started and sure enough there he was, Jeon Wonwoo, walking past the front of the classroom with all the girls gawking at him. One time you were digging for the extra pencil in your bag and the girl next to you handed him one of her pencils but he refused and simply stated, “No, it’s cool, she’s got it. Thanks though.” The girl never sat next to you again.

Wonwoo looked at you then down at your desk, a small smirk growing. As soon as he takes a seat, your arm goes over your shoulder holding the pencil for him to grab. You felt him take it as he leans forward, “You came prepared today.” His low voice startling you since you two never exchanged words besides the usual asking. “I guess it’s becoming a habit because someone doesn’t own pencils.” You remark, earning a chuckle from him and a snort from Minghao..or Mingyu, you didn’t know who was who to be completely honest. 

Once class was over, you began to pack your stuff but before leaving Wonwoo planted the pencil on your desk after mumbling a quiet “Thanks.”

“Wait, Wonwoo take the pencil.” He turns back to face you holding out the pencil in front of him. He shakes his head causing you to frown, Wonwoo notices and smiles, “No because I’ll forget it but I know if I give it back to you, you’ll always have it, just for me.” He smirks. Your eyes were drawn to his lips and you had an incredible urge to go up to him and make out with him for a while but you weren’t about to make it obvious.

You roll your eyes and scoff, “Yeah you’ll probably forget because all you carry with you is a notebook.” He laughs at your comment, making his nose wrinkle up in the cutest way. 

“Wow you’re pretty and funny,” He shakes his head, “I’ll see you next time.” He winks at you before walking out.

Did he just say pretty ? And he winked? You stood there dumbfounded until one of the guys whose name started with an M walked up to you snapping you out of your daze. “Are you blushing?” The boy was too close for comfort but you immediately brought your hand up to your cheek and the heat did indeed confirm that you were blushing.

“No, mind your own business Mingyu.” You strapped your backpack on, on your way to walking out.

“I’m Minghao.” 

“Right, sorry. Okay bye.” And with that you sped off to your next class hoping he wouldn’t bring up your burning cheeks.

The next time you had class started off the same as the previous time. Two minutes before class, two pencils ready. Wonwoo usually wore sweaters or t-shirts and sneakers, but today he had a new fix: a white tank top with dark jeans, boots, and a leather jacket. Your stomach flipped at the sight of him and you avoided his gaze quickly placing the pencil on his desk without any communication. The professor walks in getting everyones attention, “If you could all pass in your rough drafts so I can pass them back out to different people for some peer editing. Also no pencils, only ink.” You were honestly surprised that Wonwoo did the work and remembered to bring it in because the kid doesn’t carry a backpack! 

You were rummaging through the pockets of your bag trying to find a pen but had no luck. You felt a tap on your shoulder, “Look I don-“ You were met face to face with a pen with a smiling Wonwoo behind it. 

“Oh sure you have a pen but not a pencil?” You ask reaching out to grab it but he pulled back. 

“I’ll let you borrow this pen on one condition.” He waves the pen between you two.You stared at his smooth features for a bit before answering, “What? Is it to let you borrow my pencil for the rest of the semester?” You laughed

“No,” He got serious, “I’ll let you borrow this pen if you agree to go on a date with me.” You could tell he was a bit flustered because the slightest hint of pink appeared on his cheeks, but at the same time you felt butterflies erupt in your stomach and your cheeks get warm too.

You both stared at each other until you swallowed, “Yes. I’ll go on a date with you, and not just because I need a pen.” You bite your lip, trying not to show how giddy you actually were and grabbed the pen and turned back in your seat to edit an essay.

You heard Mingyu and Minghao both turn to Wonwoo and say, “It’s about time!” and “And to think you always had a pencil the whole time but you just wanted to talk to her!” Which was followed by a loud slap.

 “Minghao, shut up! She’s right there!”