but this is kind of obvious


I made a Twitter thread a while ago about applying for jobs and I also got an ask about some of the specifics about how I wound up here, so in spite of the fact that this video makes me C R I N G E, I’m gonna share it and we’re gonna do some STORY TIME. Mostly this is me sharing the specifics of my own, personal story but maybe there’s some broadly useful stuff in here, idk.

Also, a fair warning that my ~*story time*~ got away from me, so I’m putting it under a cut. The tl;dr version that’s more broadly useful is:

  1. job applications are learning opportunities and you should make sure you’re learning things as you go about it
  2. your application should be a tailored narrative of your career trajectory
  3. don’t sell yourself short or forget that you hold cards in the process as well
  4. the goal is a good fit for everybody, and that includes you; not every job is going to be that good fit for you

but then, I’m not a hiring manager so, really, wtf do I know

(seriously, take everything I say for the anecdotal nonsense that it is)

I found the listing for my job here on Tumblr. At the time I was freelancing and mostly pretty happy with it, but since I wrote my MA thesis on Nerdfighteria and had always kind of wanted to get into video, this looked like a really cool opportunity to work on great stuff & learn a lot.

The application asked for a reel, which I did not have, since I was mostly doing Virtual Assistant work at that time.

A huge part of why I applied was because I thought the application process itself would be a great learning opportunity.

I really didn’t expect to get the job. I can’t stress this part enough. Like, really didn’t even think I’d get an interview.

The whole thing, to me, was just a good exercise. It had been a while since I had applied for anything (I was freelancing on referrals from the get-go) and mostly I was eager to see what, exactly, I could put together in lieu of a reel.

I spent a week working my way through some Lynda lessons on After Effects (this wasn’t my first time using it, but I had only used it for suuuuper basic stuff). Much of what is happening in this video is stuff I figured out how to do while I was making it. That was, again, the point.

I bought a shit ton of green fabric. I rounded up all the lamps I could find. I had a vague knowledge of the fact that shadows = bad for keying, but really knew fuck all about lights. (tbh, lighting is still kind of a mysterious magic trick to me.) I spent probably an hour moving the lamps around, standing in front of them, recording it, and then looking at it until I could find what looked the least shadow-y.

I also watched a SciShow video on the slowest speed setting so that I could try to reverse engineer the basics of what was happening. I was literally just looking at it to see, “ok, but can I do that?” (Answer: not really, but A for effort.)

I wrote a very silly script that was a very carefully selected understanding of how I had been spending my time. This part is super important and broadly applicable whenever you are applying for a job: a huge part of applying for a job is creating a narrative. 

(Important note: this does not mean lying.)

Obviously your life has (probably) not actually been a series of carefully chosen moments leading you to this ONE. JOB. But it’s important to find ways to talk about the things you’ve done that highlight how/why they are relevant. In my experience, humans have a pretty natural tendency to do this narrative reframing of their past as having led them clearly to their future. Use that. What is the version of your trajectory that most sounds like you’ve been gearing up for this job all along, acquiring skills both obvious and unexpected that would be useful here.

That’s the guiding principle of everything I’m saying in this video.

It’s also worth noting, though, that I laid my cards on the table. That is, I wasn’t trying to lie about anything and I was up front about where I was at. It wouldn’t have served anybody to try to be misleading about that fact.

So that was the application process, for me. It’s a tricky balance of being honest but also a carefully selected kind of honest. And keeping in mind that this is as much about deciding whether a company is actually good fit for you as whether you’re a good fit for them. I remember during my college admissions process, one school that I thought I really wanted to go to had a weird religious essay on the form that caught me off guard and made me reevaluate whether that was a good fit. Likewise, I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the 9-5 thing. Freelancing had lots of great perks that offset some of the overwhelming stress.

Something else that I did, that I recommend with a very cautious asterisk, was googling the people interviewing me. Again, partially this was, “OK, I know these shows they make, and I know vlogbrothers videos, but who are all of the other people who I would spend my days with.”

I had no idea who Nick was before I started, because I never paid much attention to the credits. But he was the one who called me to arrange the interview, so I googled him and found a great interview he did about why Crash Course matters, and there were a few specific things he said that stood out to me as, “yes, this is also why I think this matters and why I want this job.”

The asterisk here is: don’t be creepy. It’s a hard line to walk, but, ya know, don’t talk about your interviewer’s swarm check-ins or whatever.

In my case, I knew that in addition to concentrating on that narrative of how and why I should end up here, I had these other points to hit on in the interview. Again, don’t lie. This isn’t about saying shit solely because you think someone wants to hear it; this was about leveraging a piece of common ground I knew we had.

Lastly, I’d add that it’s good to be careful about how you walk the line between being excited about a company’s work and being a little overzealous. It is, at the end of the day, still a job, and you don’t want to come across as so enthusiastic that maybe you’re missing that point. That’s a really nuanced thing for which I have no easy answers.

A lot of this stuff is just luck. I gave a lot of advice where I could, but, at the same time, there’s also this weird combination of personalities that make a thing work or not. There’s a thing in hiring called the “airport test” which is: “could I be stuck in an airport with this person?” and that is a whole other weird, wholly qualitative element of hiring that ends up making a huge difference.

There’s the official bits and pieces that make up a job application, but then there’s the trickier interpersonal stuff about how that job fits into a team. Something not explicitly stated in my application, but which I’ve since learned mattered is that what I lacked in technical know-how, I made up for in cultural knowledge about YouTube. My manager is a former film school teacher who learned the YouTube stuff on the job; he knew he could teach me anything technical I didn’t know much more easily than he could teach someone the culture in which we create.

IDK. I could legitimately talk about this forever.

anonymous asked:

why are your fans so fucking rude ? lol if i had that kind of following i would use it to spread positivity instead of negativity and tell my fans to control themselves. i can't watch a single animatic on youtube that has ANYTHING to do with deh, bmc, or hamilton without seeing 'omg!1!121! ur copying spibbles!!2!1@!' and a bunch of fans cussing out and insulting the artist, who probably put a ton of work into the animatic. anyway, please tell your fans to stop attacking artists online.

i have, multiple times

do all of them listen? answer is obvious

So This Is Love [3]


Summary: Y/N is heavily mistreated in her household. Prince Peter has to find a bride to become the queen of the kingdom.

AN: THANK YOU TO @hufflepuffholland FOR MAKING ME THIS AWESOME MOOD BOARD!!! also i would really love it if you guys gave feedbacks!!! they literally make my day and they encourage me to write faster (so like faster updates *wink wink*)

Peter Parker x Reader


// Masterlist //

I hummed to myself as I sweeped the floor clear of the dust. I moved all of the dirt to a small pile which I would pick up later.

No matter how your heart is grieving…If you keep on believing…The dream that you wish will come true…” I sang to myself. My mother taught me this song before she passed. She told me that whenever times were tough or if I was feeling down, that I should sing this song.

I was finishing up when suddenly, Stepmother’s cat, Lucifer, jumped out of nowhere and pounced on the pile of dust. He ran around a few times, scattering what I’d just cleaned. The cat even turned to look at me with what, I swear, looked like a smug look in his eye.

“Why you little-”

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All My Friends Are Heathens, Pt.9

summary: In an alternate universe where monsters roam freely among humans, eight of these creatures group together under one roof. Their newest member, a dark vampire, comes to meet their reoccurring house guest who may be more than what she seems.

pairing: Bucky x Reader
word count: 3604
genre: AU
warnings: Mentions of violence and some tension
a/n: Holy crap, it’s been months but this is it, friends! The series is finally over! I know it’s been a bit of a trial getting to this point but I seriously can’t begin to describe how much I appreciate you for sticking around. Thanks for the being so patient with me and showing interest and support in the series. You’re awesome and I love you and I hope you like it okayimgonnagoawaybyebyenow

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part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | part 6 | part 7 | part 8 | part 9

Originally posted by tomorrowforyesterday

[ previously ]

“Well, what’s that bright light then? I can barely keep my eyes open,” you complained as you sat upright.

“What are you talking about?” Bucky opened his eyes and looked over to the windows across the room but there was no light coming from them. However, through his peripheral vision, he could see that something really was starting to shine. When he turned to see, his eyes widened in shock. “Y/N…it’s you.”

The look of alarm on Bucky’s face sent a wave of fear through you but before you could say anything, the entire room started to shake violently. Your skin was glowing brighter, heating up to near-boiling temperatures and you started to scream. A high pitched whistling started echoing throughout not just the bedroom but the entire grounds of the manor. There was banging at the door followed by Steve’s worried cries as he tried to bust through from outside. Bucky tried to reach out to you as a blinding light engulfed your body and pulled you away. All he could do was cover his eyes and scream your name.

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anonymous asked:

So like, do you think that the Galra have released other Shiro clones like they did with the one we see in S3? Ones who didn't make it, but died of exposure or in space or something. How many Shiros have been put through the same process?

Oh ya, I think it’s definitely possible. I mean, they certainly treat Kuron like he’s expendable. Yes, his escape was possible. But it certainly wasn’t simple. Kuron could have died any number of times–running from the guards, crashing the ship, falling off the cliff, being attacked by the lake monster, getting captured by rebels, having to sneak onboard and escape from another galra ship–they certainly don’t make it easy for him. So you kind of get the feeling that if anything happens to this clone then they’ve got a few backups already lined up. I think some of Kuron’s visions also support this idea. In one flashback, a medic notes that he reacts normally to optic stimuli–a sign that his brain activity is normal. This could likely mean that there were a number of other clones that were either braindead or unable to convincingly mimic human thought and emotion. 

Interestingly enough, this seems to be the case with another clone Kuron sees. Plenty of people have noted before that the clone on the surgical table seems dead-eyed and lifeless–this could be what a “failed” experiment looks like. And while the galra probably refer to all their subjects by code, the fact that they see Kuron as just another number seems to imply he’s one of many and has no personal significance of his own. No identity. 

And even if Kuron’s brain activity is mostly normal, it’s obvious he’s still not in perfect health. He wakes up with a debilitating migraine that ends up causing frequent headaches. It could be that there were other clones that responded to this pain even worse and were unable to stay active at all. And even with Kuron, these strange headaches seem to read as a kind of malfunction or weird side effect from the experiments. So yeah, I’m pretty sure there have been plenty of failed attempts to clone Shiro before and that the Kuron we see here isn’t the first. 


I’m happy people seem to have enjoyed my Regis! I’ve noticed specifically Regirock caused some confusion. It’s a little hard to explain, but basically whenever I get to a trio or a group of “significant” Pokemon (significant being like, starters or legendaries) I try to come with a theme ahead of time.

The theme doesn’t always have to be obvious but it’s something I use to unify the designs together and keep ideas for myself. Usually I look for some real world or mythical connections, but I kind of made up my own for the Regis.

Regirock is supposed to represent animals, Regice represents humanity, and Registeel represents Gods, kind of like a hierarchy/balance of life forms. They also kind of represent life moving forward – starting very bestial, then more recognizable, then more “alien”.

I also feel like it became applicable to the Pokemon world as well– Regirock represents Pokemon, Regice represents trainers, and Registeel represents legendaries. This wasn’t intended to be like, obvious, but I thought it would be a neat way to explore imagery and ideas between the three Regis (and eventually Regigigas will fall into this spectrum).

So yeah, that’s a little insight into my brain. Hope that was maybe interesting and kind of gives you an idea why I would turn Regirock into a rhino. I know Humans didn’t evolve from rhinos but whatever. You know how it is. 

anonymous asked:

Jesus. Tony wishing for a birthday cake in Cap 25 ;_;. Hit me harder than him wishing to be a real boy.

oh my god, but in a way it is almost worse!!! like, i have all the feels at the i want to be a real boy, but also, it’s the obvious kind of thing to do with your disembodied character? (doesn’t diminish how i love it, obviously)

but the cake???

firstly, no one knew it was his birthday–not quite right, they must’ve known at some point, but no one remembered. and it’s normal, right, who would care for tony’s birthday when steve’s evil and the world is ending, but still, tony lost so much already.

and it’s his birthday and he doesn’t even have a body, some people would say he doesn’t even properly exist

so he wishes for a cake, because that’s what people do on birthdays, right, they get a cake and share it with their friends

and everyone discards him immediately! no one cares. some are even annoyed. again: the world is ending. but some kindness?

and then tony can’t even blow out the damn candle by himself, much less taste the cake. literally the only thing it would’ve made him happy would’ve been to share it with friends who could enjoy it, but lol no, tony and friends, what is that foreign concept.

and then he repulsors because it’s the only way to blow out the candle he has left. and he still can’t taste the cake, and it’s gone anyway.

JUST LIKE TONY’S HAPPINESS. which tony surely thinks he destroyed all by himself too.


Lisani! 2010 Pamphlet - Kalafina Q&A 50 Translation

Hey! ( ・ω・)ノ Yesterday @mistress-of-the-obvious was kind enough to share her scans of the pamphlet and after quickly browsing through these questions, I thought it would be quite fun to translate them so you all know what’s going on ^_^. Of course we know a lot of this stuff already but all in all, the Q&A was quite insightful and there were a couple of new facts here and there.
Please enjoy!

1. What was the first CD you bought?
口マンスの神様/Romance no Kamisama” by Hirose Kōmi and “パラシューター/Parachuter” by Folder (W)
A Destiny’s Child album (H)

2. Which song do you have on repeat right now?
Kalafina’s new song (W)
Makihara Noriyuki’s ”SPY" (K)
Acid Black Cherry’s “Maria” (H)

3. Which artists do you look up to?
Celine Dion (W)
Ozaki Yutaka (K)

4. Who would you like to have a singing session with?

Celine Dion, Spitz, Joe Hisaishi (W)
DREAMS COME TRUE, Beyonce, Acid Black Cherry (H)

5. Who would you really like to meet?

Hayao Miyazaki (W)
Girls’ Generation (K)
Myself from a previous life (H)

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anonymous asked:

I just wanted to say that the weaponized niceness in Course of Honor is amazing and squee-inducing. Was there anything that inspired it? I thought it was such a brilliant choice.

Off the top of my head, the ones that come to mind are The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer (Regency romance) and Going Postal by Pratchett (fantasy conman). Both are pretty different books, and I’m not sure what it says that Kiem shares that particular core trait with people who are either lying a lot or out-and-out professional scammers. Kiem would probably do a pretty good three-card trick.

This is the kind of question where I know I’m going to sit bolt upright up at 2am after I’ve answered it and list off five incredibly obvious examples. Anyone else have thoughts on weaponised niceness?

my victory over hamlet

I expect everyone who follows me knows about my Hamlet saga because I won’t shut up about it (sorry not sorry) but I really wanted to write down my experience, mostly for me, but I’m sharing it because so many of you have been amazingly supportive all the way through my disastrous first attempt to my eventual victory. So here it is, and if you just want to hear about Oscar and the play you can skip a ways down, lol. 

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like also i think it should be obvious but the reason this kind of violence centred discourse isn’t appropriate against terfs is not only because it hurts trans women but because its essential borrowed antifa discourse & it should be fucking obvious that radical feminists organise along completely different lines to nazis, have completely different ends and means, so while its very appropriate to meme-ify punching nazis, its not appropriate to do the same for terfs or radfems more generally (and worth noting rad-fems aren’t universally transphobic and more generally are nothing like as dangerous as nazis ideologically)

Lacewoodshipping Week Day 5: High School AU

omg okay so, I am not at all happy with this one but I found it unreasonably hard to write something for a high school AU apparently!! My notes for this literally consisted of ‘absolutely no goddamn clue, it’s been too long since high school, what do high schoolers even do’ lmfaooo

So yeah, this is kind of not great, and is also totally not a semi-blatant rip off of that viral video of those two school teachers a few months back lmao lmao


“Arno, Have you seen them? It’s so obvious…”

“Man, I’m not sure. Monsieur Sycamore maybe, but Miss Serena seems to get more exasperated with him than anything.”

“Yeah, but can’t you feel the tension between them? I bet they’re already dating.”

“Callie, you’re insane. What tension?”

“You know… like… ugh. Look, just watch them. It’s almost time for the joint session with Sycamore’s group now, and I guarantee that you won’t miss the blatant eyefuc-“

The sound of the bell cut Callie off, and she waggled her eyebrows at her friend as all eyes moved to the front of the room, where the two teachers stood beside one another.

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anonymous asked:

Well Spain literally makes it clear that he wants to marry Romano in one strip (and Romano technically accepts it), So yeah, that makes it really obvious they don't see each other as family. Also, unlike England, Spain's colonies were his servants/underlings, so he didn't really raised Romano either, Spain was just a kind boss (only to Romano) and people forget he isn't much older than Romano. i hate when people compare their relationship with America and England's, they're completely different.

They know what they’re talking about ☝☝☝

anonymous asked:

Can I get a small BNHA scenario!! Bakugo does his laundry in the laundry room and forgets about it the next day. When he goes to put away his clothes he finds that it is obvious not his (has girl's clothing in it!) so he takes it back down to the laundry room and sees his cute smol fem crush awkwardly wearing one if this shirts trying to find their laundry. The fluffier the better!!! Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

this is such a precious idea oml okay okay let’s see what i can give you. 

Bakugo wasn’t too let’s say worried over his laundry. Normally he kind of only really cared about his school things, the rest tended to stay in the basket and he wore them as he sees fit. Normally he was good about keeping his laundry in order as well, so needless to say when he woke up on a Saturday with intentions of getting dressed to go run only to find his clothes were not his clothes but girls he was perhaps a little mad.

He stormed right to Kaminari’s room and pounded on the door basket under his arm and a look of annoyance plastered on his face. Kaminari swung the door open to find Bakugo there. He quirked an eyebrow questioningly. Bakugo had no mind for games he wanted his clothes back.

  “Tell me where my clothes are you shitty off brand Pikachu.” he growled.

  “Buddy I have no idea what you are referring to.” he responded. 

  “My clothes. You switched them with some chick’s.” Bakugo edged. 

  “Dude no I did not. I haven’t been to the laundry room yet. I was going t go later on today. Think maybe you made a mistake? (y/n) has the same clothes basket as you.” 

Bakugo grumbled and slammed the door tracking down the hall. Maybe he could catch you either in your room or the laundry room. He was a bit nervous to go to your room so he avoided that thought in favor of if this was your basket you’d come get it. Boy was he right, but what he wasn’t expecting was to see you, sitting cross legged on one of the washers in his shirt. 

Before you could see him he walked out to regain his composure. Shit, why did it have to be you? He couldn’t. You were there in his shirt look so cute how? T-shirts shouldn’t look that good or make his palms sweat too much. 

 “Get a fucking grip Katsuki.” He chastised himself. 

He picked up your clothes basket and barged in making his presence known. You nearly dropped your phone when you heard. Your head snapped up to see him drop your laundry basket on the floor and leave. Nothing else, no words or even taking his basket. He literally just left. You were very confused. You tried calling out to him but he was either far enough to not hear you or he was ignoring you. You figured you go and follow him. You stacked his basket in your’s and headed up. You stopped by your room first dropped off your clothes then went on to his. 

You knocked. No answer. You knocked again, still no answer. You were kind of annoyed. Once more you banged and then you spoke, 

  “Bakugo if you don’t open this door!” 

He flung it open scaring you. You nearly dropped the basket on his toes emitting a squeak. He covered his face. You tried to glare at him but you couldn’t glare at someone who wouldn’t look at you. 

  “Bakugo I think I have your laundry.” you said, glare firm on your features. 

  “I know. I would like it back.” he replied grabbing the basket not looking at you.

  “Well here. I’ll get your shirt back to you soon.” you handed it over.

  “N-no youlookbetterinit.” he rushed out slamming the door. 

He threw the basket on the floor and pressed his back to his door trying to even out his breathing. He knocked his head on the door loud enough for you to hear. You placed a hand on the door and softly tapped. Nothing came so you spoke softly against the door calling for him to open the door. 

  “Katsuki, can you open up. Please.” you begged. 

He was swayed because he opened it. You smiled and threw your arms around him. He stiffened up and tried to push you away but you weren’t letting up. 

  “Bakugo I like you too.” 

He wasn’t sure what to do. He wasn’t really expecting that, but he wasn’t mad. He was happy actually. 

  “I like you.” he tested snaking his arms around you, “And I mean it you look better in this shirt than me.” 

im sorry this took so long ha i was moving from home to my apartment and yeah school starts monday for me! but i hope you like this! admin friend! peace! 

“What it means? I… Don’t know. But I went on my own because the suspicion it would have brought would have been too much for me to get anything done. I guess I confided in you a lot because I trusted you most, which should be pretty obvious because we’re dating. As well as that, I figured that even though you got here by tricking people, I didn’t think you’d be the kind to do that big of a trick. I doubted that you’d be capable of being the mastermind.”

“Wait, what?” Did he just hear that right? “You think that one of us, as in the students, is the mastermind?” He asked, looking at her in shock.

“It’s a possibility, and seeing as though it is a possibility, it’s best to avoid spilling everything I knew to the person running this entire shebang.” Elettra explained.


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anonymous asked:

long haired yurio.

there he is!

she was a queen
with neither crown nor kingdom,
the most powerful piece on the board
with no moves left to make,
so she overturned the table.
—  l.s.CHRYSALIS © 2016