caring's overrated

anonymous asked:

high school tips please

- don’t be afraid to ask for help

- ask questions

- you might not find your friends right away. I didn’t find a healthy group of pals until senior year.

- dating is overrated

- take care of yourself

- go to your teachers for help, with both schoolwork and any other issues you may have. Some of my best listeners and helpers in high school were my wonderful teachers

- try really, really hard. I had to miss so much school my freshman and sophomore year due to medical issues, and i wasn’t allowed to take AP or honors classes my junior year. I bounced back, got a 4.3 gpa my senior year, and go to a private college for almost free

- that being said, a bad grade is not the end of the world. A BAD GRADE IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. I barely passed honors algebra 2, and I remember crying about it all of the time. Now I realize it was a combination of a bad teacher and an unhelpful work environment, since I haven’t had problems with math since.

- SAT and ACT scores don’t define you, but you should still study for them and try your best

- work really hard on college applications (if you’re planning on college!)

- you’re going to get rejected from colleges. I got rejected from my top college, and I was at the top of their applicant pool in terms of gpa and test scores. It’s going to hurt, but it will work out.

- college might not be for you. I’m a firm believer that if you’re able to get higher education, it’s probably a good idea to. If you’re one of the many people who don’t have that privilege, it’s okay. You can still succeed and do wonderful things.

- remember to have fun. Do your best to come out of your shell as much as you can.

- BE SAFE. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. KNOW YOUR LIMITS.

- know that you have a whole team of people who love and support you and want you to succeed.

Happy Valentines in Disneyland - DLP 14/2/17

I’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland on Valentines day because I had it set in my mind that there would be special events going on and the princes around. Boy was I wrong but I nonetheless had an amazing time.

Contrary to my last visit where the snow was so heavy you could see snow flakes, today the sun was so bright I didn’t wear my coat all day!

Today I spent a full, fun and exciting day at Disneyland Paris with my best friend/valentine Terry and it was so magical! Right as we were got to the part “Homage de la Reine des Neiges” was starting so Terry and I stood across from the castle and watched and sang “Liberée Delivrée” at the top of our lungs, and only in French because we don’t know it in any other language.

(I love Frozen, I don’t care how overrated it is. I will build a snowman until I’m blue in the face)


Once our lungs were all sung out we went for pizza at Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost, which is delicious. We both got kids meals which came with a Mickey pizza, yoghurt, a drink and cherry tomatoes. And for some reason they gave us King Louis straws! I mean, that’s pretty cool but we already had some at home so we gave them to the two kids at the table next to us and their faces lit up! By the registers they also had a basket full of heart shaped chocolates to commemorate Valentines day, which was really nice of Disney because they didn’t really have anything else Valentines related.

(This looked a lot better than it tasted)


After lunch we went to check the Princess Pavilion to see which princess was there and to my joy and surprise it was Aurora but the line was 90 minutes long and I saw her on Friday so we went on Pinocchio instead because for that ride there was only a 10 minute queue and I think Les Voyages de Pinocchio is one of the best rides.

Once we’d gone on Pinocchio I’m pretty sure we ran to meet Peter Pan and Wendy because while I’ve met Peter a few times in my life I’d never met Wendy! Someone I really want to be friends with. And I’m telling you, I think only one other time I’ve had this much fun. Firstly, Peter loved my shoes because they were almost like his, and Wendy liked my necklace. Then, Peter showed me how to fly and he tried to find some pixie dust in the rocks but he only found dirt so he threw that on me to help me fly. And after, Wendy told us the story of Cinderella but Peter didn’t like the ending.

(We’re cooler than you are)


I think I was buzzing for a long while after we met them because it was such fun. We were the second to last people that Wendy and Peter saw so they walked past us on their way back to Neverland and I got a double high five from Peter as he was passing. I’m pretty sure Tinkerbell threw some pixie dust on me because I’m certain I was floating.

I was feeling pretty comfortable in myself today so I wanted to commemorate by taking photographs in front of the castle with my friend but as we got there there was another “Homage de la Reine des Neiges” and we sang at the tops of our lungs again. I’m pretty sure Anna waved at me. Around the time Anna and Elsa went away in their carriage it was 15h and that’s usually when the Princesses went to the Auberge de Cendrillon to dance and just like I did on Friday, Terry and I went to wait for them to come out. Snow White and her prince came out first and Snow White didn’t want to take a selfie with me (how rude!) but Belle, the wonderful amazing Belle, saw my hoodie and gave me a great big hug and took a photograph with me. There are just some cast members that go above and beyond and Belle’s friend was one of them and I’m so grateful.

(One of the most magical moments of my life)


More walking on air. I couldn’t believe what just happened. It was so wonderful. Belle is beautiful on both the outside and the inside, there is a reason she’s my favourite Disney princess. We saw Maleficent - sorry “the dragon.” Terry only knows it as the dragon and that’s what he calls it. And then we went over to the studios park for The Tower of Terror, but it was a 90 minute wait and we don’t have that much patience so instead we walked over to Moteurs Action because it was the only DLP attraction that I had never done. It wasn’t very good. At least I didn’t like it. The whole time it was just cars doing stunts and explosions and I’m not a big action movie fan so I really didn’t enjoy it.

By the time the show was over it was 16h45 and we ran back to Disneyland Park for our snack and to watch the parade. We got stopped two times for running but that didn’t stop us!

I tried to do a Facebook live stream but my connection was so bad, but I”m sharing this photo because the sky was gorgeous.

(My phone doesn’t do it justice, the sky was beautiful)


I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed the parade more than I did today. Firstly, Tigger ruffled Terry’s hair! He was so happy. Then, Peter Pan recognised us and stuck his tongue out at us. And the icing on the cake: Mary Poppins is one of my all time favourite Disney characters and she waved at me! This was whole heartedly a parade to remember and a parade to remember fondly. I’m certainly going to miss “Disney Magic on Parade” once it ends.

After the parade we were lucky enough to get onto Big Thunder Mountain, apparently there were technical issues on and off throughout the day. When we lined up they were still testing the ride but guests were let through minutes after we joined the queue. The BTM queue splits into two and the further line is always shorter because people always take the first split off. Terry and I figured this out and took the second one. The Cast Member at the beginning of the queue said we’d be waiting half an hour, but because we were smart we were in and out in 45 minutes and I swear every time I go on that ride it’s more thrilling than the last. But I suppose that’s just because I’ve only been on it twice in the last year and half because it’s been closed.

(How do you pose for ride photos? I could really use some ideas because all my ride photos look the same)


Our last ride of the day was The Phantom Manor. And it only broke down twice, which I’d say is pretty good.

(The view from the entrance to the Phantom Manor)


This was the best Valentines day I’ve ever had in my life. Probably because I had a Valentine and because he’s my best friend and I love him to pieces and I was also at Disneyland. What more could you want out of a Valentines day?

I hope you enjoyed reading this and you have a magical day!

hey yall dont make fun of people just for being really passionate and enthusiastic about their favorite band or tv show or whatever if they arent hurting anyone else. sure it can be annoying but i know that having that kind of passion got me through a hell of a lot and caring too much is way, way better than being totally apathetic

I think a lot of people are underestimating Minecraft: Story Mode. 

It’s SELF-AWARE. It’s completely self-aware that it’s cheesy, ridiculous, & silly. And that’s what makes it fun! I for one absolutely LOVE when movies and tv shows and games are self-aware. It makes the ridiculousness that much more enjoyable.

It’s such a different take on the original Minecraft game and it’s pretty innovative in how they incorporated the conventions and geeky-gamers aspect. Cause let’s be honest: all of us are geeky-gamers and we love it. 

This was just the first episode and I feel like people are just so quick to shit on it because to them, Minecraft itself is “overrated” which is completely unfair. I mean, who the hell cares if it is overrated? People enjoy playing it and that’s great! I fucking love Minecraft, it’s fun and definitely one of my favorite games to play to wind-down from the day.

What I think Minecraft: Story Mode succeeds at is that it’s not specifically geared toward any one demographic. It’s literally just a game with a story within another game. There’s nothing about it that screams “kids” or “teens” or what have you. 

Point is, chill the fuck out. Just enjoy it for what it is, which is an entertaining and silly game turning another game on it’s head. Or don’t. And that’s all fine if you don’t. Just remember, at the end of the day, literally no one gives a shit.

Also, p.s. not EVERY fucking game that TellTale produces has to be serious and dark and brutal. Those are fantastic, yes, but it’s nice to see something just genuinely charming.

Also, Reuben is fucking adorable and y’all can’t tell me otherwise.