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40 Study Tips & Tricks

I thought to write down the “script” to one of my most viewed videos, with 40 study tips & tricks. It’s easier to read them and pass on the word!

Organization Tips:

1. Incorporate homework and classes in you daily planner – that will give you an overall glimpse of how your week will be about and how much time you need to spend in your studying sessions!

2. Color coordinate classes – be it notes, your planner, your textbooks or binders, pick a unique color for each class and work around the hues of that color to get more organized!

3. Make your own syllabus – if your professor doesn’t provide a syllabus for your class, try to make one before the school year working around your given textbooks or other given material.

4. Make study guides – make a study guide from your syllabus and draw before each topic two boxes: one for a midtest and one for the final test. When you have one of these tests, check the boxes when you’ve finished studying the chapter so you won’t miss anything!

5. Reference your material throughout – most of the times, we students work with in-class notes, textbooks and a syllabus. Since we get small bits of information here and there it’s important to reference every page throughout all your material so you can quickly access your information without having to flip endlessly through pages!

6. Keep a dashboard nearby – Whenever you use a notebook or a binder, make a dashboard on the first page with post it notes so you can quickly scribble any questions, homework or page numbers. When you get home, you just need to open your dashboard and attend those notes.

7. Print any tests, exercises and exams you can find – keep those in the end of your binder. These are perfect to practice before exams and tests because they really reflect what you will be tested about. Set an alarm clock for the deadline and start working on those!

8. Condense – organization disappears when you have too many of everything. Working with more than one planner in your life will make everything chaotic. If you think you need a second planner because you don’t have enough space to write in the first one, it’s because you don’t have available time as well. Don’t fool yourself and set achievable goals!

9. Customize your textbooks – most of the times, textbooks are formal books where information is hard to come by. Make your own tabs and write every chapter on them so they stick out – flag any charts, tables or graphics. Everything needs to be incredibly accessible!

10 Print a special planning sheet before finals: Organizing your studying by chapters and/or topics before finals is tremendously important since it lets you organize the amount of time you dedicate to each subject,

Study Sessions and Time Management

11. Save at least one afternoon or one morning a week for intensive studying. These is your “life-saver” – when you get so full of homework and projects that you can’t incorporate them into your daily academic routine, one free afternoon to organize your school life will really come in handy! Make an appointment with yourself!

12. Prepare in advance – although most professors may not ask you to prepare a class in advance, if you have the means to, go ahead. Grab a sheet and make a summary of the chapter your class will be about. Write the major topics and key information and take that guide to class. When your professor repeats previously studied information, you will be able to understand everything much better!

13. Never leave something behind – Even if you have a more light class, where professors don’t request homework or any side projects, don’t let that fool you! Be disciplined and be your own professors! Make your own projects and learn everything you can so you can nail those finals when they arrive.

14. Write your questions – most of the time, in a heavy study session, we come up with tons of questions and sometimes we just leave them behind. Write them down in your dashboard or a small notebook and ask your professors (personally or via e-mail). You can also ask your schoolmates in a facebook group created for that purpose!

15. Set an alarm clock and reward yourself – even if you study during an entire afternoon your studying will be pointless if you don’t take regular breaks. Set an alarm clock for one hour/one hour and a half and then take a 15 minute break. Never study for more than 2 hours straight! Even if you don’t notice, you’ll get less and less focused.

16. . Make a list – before each study session I like to grab my notepad and write down everything that I need to do before my session ends: the chapters I need to read, the pages I need to go through and the homework I need to complete. Sometimes I even write theses lists when I’m in college so I’ll have more determination to complete those tasks once I get home.

17 Work on the least interesting thing first. There are always classes or projects that we like the least – and those are the ones that we need to tackle first. You will start your studying session concentrated, which will let you go through the worst tasks faster.

18 Print, print, print. try to print everything you can and never study from your computer. Having your PDF files printed at hand will let you concentrate better, highlight and write some notes in the margins. You can take these everywhere with you and even turn them into small guides for future classes!

19. If you finish ahead, don’t quit. Perhaps the time you’ve saved for your study session has come to an end way before you have planned. That doesn’t mean you should stop right now – Take that time to review what you’ve learned so far or prepare other classes ahead of time!

20. Study in an organized space – make your own studying corner – bring everything you will need, from textbooks, binders and notebooks, to a cup of coffee and your computer. Keep them neatily organized on your desk so everything is at hand and on sight. Put on some soft background music (links down below) and adjust the lightning.

In class notes

21. If your professor provides PowerPoint slides before each class, print them (six or four per page) and bring them to class. Write in the margins and more throughout information in the back so it’s all condensed and tight. This is where you’ll take your notes. If you prefer to write on lined paper, think about copying some ruled paper to the back of your printed slides.

22. If your professor asks you to prepare your class in advance, try to make a small guide for each class. Open the comments column in MSWord and print the pages with that column. When you go to class, incorporate the in-class notes in that column, next to the relevant information so everything is nice and condensed.

23 If you are in a information-heavy class, try to adopt the Cornell method, which is the best, in my opinion, when you need to be a fast writer. There’s a video right here on how to use this method.

24. If you are in a bits-and-pieces class, which is that kind of class where the professor just gives a few key points and then gives practical examples or makes you work in group, try to adopt the box method – you can draw these boxes yourself or make them with post it notes – these are way more visual and perfect to memorize information.

25. Write in-class flashcards – if you don’t have flashcards around, make tiny flashcards on the top of your notes, where you cover the definitions you’ve written with the name of the definition. Each time you open your notes, try to remember the hidden definition. Automatic studying, every time!

26. Participate in class – nothing better than to be actively involved in your class discussion. For most of us, shy creatures, participating can be dreadful – but once you get out of your box, you’ll see how participating really makes you understand the subject!

27. If you have any questions during class, raise your hand and ask them. If your professor doesn’t like being interrupted, write them down and approach them in the end of the class. Sometimes, the little things we don’t understand are exactly the ones that come up on the final exam!

28. Ask for examples. Examples are probably the thing that makes your brain connect the information faster. If your professor isn’t keen on providing examples, suggest your own and see if your answer comes up right. Sometimes, examples are the thing that really makes us understand our material and our definitions, since they transform formal information into relatable events.

29. Sit at the front. It sounds too straightforward but sitting at the front really makes wonders. You won’t get distracted by what you classmates are doing, you will focus on the professor, who is right in front of you and you will resist the temptation of going to Facebook and Instagram during a boring presentation.

30. Write a brief summary at the end of the class. During those five minutes where everyone is dismissed and leaving the room, write a brief summary of that classes’ key points in the back of a page – this is fundamental in the Cornell method but can be used in any other method as well.

Finals Guide

31 Skim through your material two times: at first, you should start by studying your material starting from the end. The last lessons will be fresh in your memory and it’s very important to reinforce your knowledge on these while you can. In the second reading, you should start from the beginning, as usual. It’s important to make these two readings so you can go through the information in a much more flexible way.

 32. Make a mindmap of each chapter. A mindmap is a chart that relates key words and important information, making it easy to understand the relationship and hierarchy between such key words. Use colors and images to memorize your material better. Oh, and don’t forget to check out my video on how to make mindmaps!

33. Read each of the titles and try to say out loud its contents, explaining each concept and the relationship between them. Imagine you are the teacher and are lecturing that subject to a crowd. If you skip any of the subjects, do it all over again. The more you repeat, the better you will memorize.

34. It’s time for some flash cards!  Write the topic or the title on one side and the meaning or the explanation on the other. Try to cover as many topics or titles as you can and go through your cards while memorizing as best as you can each of the concepts. Try to do it backwards if you have time to do so!

35. On the day before the exam, skim through your mindmaps and flash cards again and always try to study while talking. Saying your content out loud will force your brain to relate information in a much more cohesive way and you’ll memorize everything much better.

36. Read the entire exam from top to bottom. Underline or circle any important words that you think will be crucial in you answer. After that, calculate how much time you should spend answering each question: this simple calculation will take only twenty seconds and will help you organize your time. Try to save five minutes at the end for revisions.

37. If you are solving a written exam and not multiple choice, try as much as possible to organize each answer in a structured way, saving two lines just to present your line of thought and writing each different argument in a different paragraph. Draft a conclusion at the end to underline the centre of your answer. Sometimes softly underlining some keywords is important to make your professor notice that you’ve correctly given importance to certain concepts.

38. Use these symbols for each question: one dot if you aren’t sure of the answer, two dots if you are sure of your answer and a circle if you are completely unaware of your answer. Start by answering any question with two dots; after those are all answered, go on through the two dots question. Leave the circle questions to the end – and ALWAYS answer them! Even if you don’t know what they’re about, who knows if you will be able to come up with something right?

39. Review your test one final time – many times, we make a lot of mistakes under stress and now is when you should spot them and amend them. This can be the difference between a B and an A!

40. Don’t take this too seriously – school is an important aspect of our lives but it isn’t everything. Failure comes many times and these failures can even drive you away from something that was simply not meant to be. Don’t stress out because everyone goes through the same!

callibrations  asked:

I have a Psychiatrist appointment today, as well as a therapy session in a month, and classes on how to deal with anxiety. Part of the reason why, is because of people like yourself and Carrie Fisher have worked hard to normalize Psychiatric help. Seeing you two talk so frankly about it has made it a lot less scary. Thank you.

I am so proud of you! It takes real courage to make the appointment, and even more courage to talk about it.

Check in with me in a week or so and let me know how you’re doing, okay?

Dating Tom would include...

ʀᴇǫᴜᴇsᴛᴇᴅ- ᴅᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴛᴏᴍ ʀɪᴅᴅʟᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɪɴᴄʟᴜᴅᴇ?😊

- - -

  • him raising his eyebrow at whenever you stare at him for too long
  • because come on, how can you not stare at his pretty face
  • “Really, stop staring at me, y/n.”
  • “Fine, sorry, I’ll stop.”
  • - 5 minutes later -
  • “But you’re still doing it.”
  • it would be hard to notice but he’d blush when you show affection to him
  • him resting his head on your lap
  • hiding when having tiny makeout sessions between classes
  • “Tom, try to be nice to them.”
  • “I can’t, I’m saving all that for you.”
  • him always keeping you around but giving you lots of freedom as well
  • listening to amazing music together (something like The 1975 or Arctic Monkeys <3)
  • him teasing you, oh lots of teasing
  • you’d love to mess with his tie because he’s a perfectionist
  • passionate kisses
  • meeting during midnight, during curfew
  • attending the Yule Ball as the best-dressed and most good-looking couple
  • debating with him about anything for fun
  • sarcasm overload

Goodbye (101 and 160 w/ Liam Dunbar)

101. “Sorry I’m late.”

106. “You know it hurt when I realised that you’re not in love with me, but nothing can compare to the pain I felt when I saw you fall in love with her.”


He was late. Again.

He was 45 minutes late for your study session, but you were used to it. It was actually a tutoring session since he had missed so many classes. He wasn’t sick and he didn’t go on holiday. He had skipped classes to be with her.

Hayden Romero.

Her name sent a spark of anger through you. It was her fault that Liam was never in class. It was her fault that he was failing. It was her fault that you were sat here right now. And it’s probably her fault that he’s late.

Mumbling to yourself, you started to put your books back into your bag.

Liam hated her. Or at least he did. That’s what he told you for god knows how long, and when she arrived at Beacon Hills, he continued to hate her. Until a couple of weeks ago.

You didn’t miss the way they looked at each other. You didn’t miss the way they smiled at each other. And you certainly didn’t miss the way she kissed him in the hallway when she saw you coming.

The sound of someone clearing their throat pulled you out of your thoughts. Your anger and resentment only grew stronger when you saw who it was. Liam stood with a smile on his face, rubbing the back of his neck.

“Sorry I’m late.” He said.

You almost laughed in his face. Sorry? He was 55 minutes late, and he’s sorry? You ignored him as you continued to put your books in your bag.

“Y/N, what are you doing?” He asked.

“I’m going home.” You stated simply with a shrug. You couldn’t stand to be here anymore, especially knowing that he was late because of Hayden, doing god knows what.

“What? Why? I thought you were helping me study?” Confusion evident on his face.

“I was. But that was before you were 55 minutes late.” You started to walk towards the library doors. But stopped when he grabbed your wrist. You turned around and yanked your hand free.

“I’m sorry I was late, Y/N, but you need to help me because I’m failing two classes!” He whisper shouted, trying not to disturb the librarian who was hunched at her desk, glaring at everyone.

“It’s not my fault that you’re failing two classes. Blame your silly little girlfriend.” You sassed.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” He asked, a hint of annoyance lacing his tone.

“It means that if you’d spend less time with Hayden,” You spat her name like venom, “Then you wouldn’t be failing two classes!” You replied.

“What is you’re problem? Why don’t you like her?” He questioned defensively. 

You recoiled at his words. How could he be so stupid? The pack used to ask you when you were ‘going to grow some balls’ and ask him out. Apparently it was obvious to everyone that you liked him, except him. Eventually, you had mustered up the courage to ask him out and as you were walking down the hall you saw him. You saw him kissing her. 

You cried every night for a week, and got nothing but sympathy off the pack. Especially Lydia who would come round every night so she could listen to you rant about seeing them together. Eventually you got over it, but the pain of seeing them together still hurt. And yet, Liam still didn’t know how you felt.

You sighed, deciding that today was the day you were going to tell him how you felt.

“You know it hurt when I realised that you’re not in love with me, but nothing can compare to the pain I felt when I saw you fall in love with her.”

You dropped your gaze so that your eyes didn’t meet his. You didn’t see his eyebrows furrowing together in disbelief. He tried to speak but he couldn’t form a functioning sentence.  

You sighed again as you began to walk towards the doors.

“Goodbye Liam.”

When Crits Don't Matter

Context: So, we’re playing a Pathfinder campaign, most of us for the first time. At that point in time, we’d had an Oread Monk, a Dhampir Undead Sorceress (me), a Gnome Bard, a Human Inquisitor, a Drow Night Blade (3rd Party class), and a Human Kineticist. We were on our third session of Dragon’s Demand, underneath some Wizard’s manor, where he had an entire dungeon/prison, complete with captive demons and devils. We end up fighting one of them, a Schir, and we haven’t been able to pronounce his name correctly to stun him. Most of us were just sick and tired of him, and while the rest of the party were up close fighting him, my Sorceress had stayed back to fire off spells and stuff, but most of my spells couldn’t do anything because of the Shir’s DR…then this happened…

Me (OOC): Screw this, I pull out my crossbow and aim at the Schir.

DM: OK, you’re firing into melee…nevermind, you’ll never hit. Roll anyways.

19

DM: Well, that’s a crit…though you’ll never comfirm.

20

DM: Well shit…roll damage.

*rolls a 1 and a 2*

Me (OOC): DAMMIT!

(at this point, the party was cracking up)

DM: Well, you hit him…but your bolt didn’t do anything because of the Schir’s DR.

I proceeded to sulk the rest of the fight due to being out of spells.

The Purpose of Homestuck

In Gnosticism, Aeons are bonded pairs of male and female entities, that strive towards creation. Sophia left her bonded Aeon, and went to the Darkness. From it, she created the Demiurge, Yaltabaoth. Being a creation of an unbalanced Aeon, Yaltabaoth was flawed. Yaltabaoth saw existence, thought itself the Creator, and fashioned reality. As a flawed being, it could only beget flawed creations. Sophia descended into Yaltabaoth’s reality, and brought Wisdom, so that people could eventually rise to the level of the Aeons. Eve and Adam consuming the Forbidden Fruit was a key step.

Paradoxically, one of the events to kickstart the entirety of Homestuck was a mistake made by a kid at the end of the world, at the end of several worlds. Calliope and Caliborn were poised to begin their own session of SBurb, as Muse of Space and Lord of Time, respectively. They were a male/female bonded pair, their aspects and classes perfectly offset one another. For all intents and purposes, their session should have been fantastically balanced, and hopefully, successful. Proper completion of it could have wrought gorgeous results, and a wonderful Ultimate Reward.

But then Caliborn broke the deal. He turned away from Calliope, and looked towards the Darkness. Upon Derse, in the shadows of the Horrorterrors, he found Jack Noir, and commissioned him to kill Calliope’s dreamself while she slept. Jack succeeded, Caliborn artificially predominated, and his new session was wrought, with Yaldabaoth as its denizen.

Caliborn would quickly go on to create ‘Homosuck’ a flawed, horrible, copy of the reality surrounding him. It’s retelling of events was mistaken, altered, and an all-around inferior copy of the true reality of the story.

As he picked the Path of the Tyrant, Caliborn was granted the power to rampage across all reality at the culmination of his dead session. As he became Lord English, all reality bent to support and perpetuate his own existence. He gained control over at least the four preceding Universes (the Alpha Trolls on Beforus, the Beta Trolls on Alternia, the Beta and Alpha Kids on their respective versions of Earth), and even went so far as to speak in the very fabric of the narrative (his text is written in the same font as the comic’s title).

Both acts of creation were tarnished by another force, though. When writing Homosuck, an external intruder joined the story, and criticized the author. When  rampaging across the Furthest Ring, a sole entity changed events to cheat him.

John Egbert. John was able to access the world of Homosuck, thereby descending into the Demiurge’s own creation. John was able to access the narrative of the comic in a way no other character could, and save it from Lord English - an accounted-for variable with the power to keep bringing flawed, endangered, Universes into being.

When John first entered the Medium, thereby showing us our first glimpses of the world beyond Earth, and the greater scope of the comic, he did so by biting an apple. The apple is the modern representation of the unknown Forbidden Fruit consumed by Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden. Generally, this is viewed as Original Sin, the descent of humans to mortality, etcetera, etcetera. Gnosticism instead posits that this was the first step towards enlightenment. In biting the apple, John was stepping beyond his world, and plunging into the unknown, so as to know it better.

In Homosuck, John descended into the world of the Demiurge, just as Sophia did. But John isn’t Sophia, he’s Adam, as posed above (given the apple by Rose, who can be compared to Eve in that scenario, but also fits Lilith quite well). He’s simply ascending to Sophia’s level, as she intended humankind to do. John further exemplifies her traits when he uses his newfound powers to make the biggest change to the story - changing the events of [S] Flip. John punched Vriska, thereby preventing Terezi from stabbing her, or being forced to let her go. This set into motion a chain of events that led to the kids knowing themselves better, and begetting a Universe no longer beholden to the 'malevolent tendrils’ of Skaia and destiny, as Rose so fantastically put it in her GameFAQ of Sburb.

But I lied above. John didn’t do this alone, he did it as part of a bonded pair (notably, a male/female one). Terezi guided him in undoing the events that led to Aranea gaining the Ring of Life, and dooming the Old Alpha timeline. She further guided him in orchestrating an entirely new sequence of events, and bringing about a Universe free from the flawed creation that Lord English engenders.

But what does all of this mean? Caliborn broke from his balanced pair, and absolute destruction ensued. John sought out a balanced ally, and through seeking out wisdom, was capable of rising above the flawed world he had been born into, and bearing a new world, free of the problems of the old ones. At it’s core, Homestuck is a story of friendship. Kids talking over the Internet, aliens coming together and working towards a common goal, romances blooming in situations no participant had thought possible. But it’s also a story of self-betterment. Not necessarily betterment through traditional means, but betterment through living life, and coming to understand it. It’s about “…[consuming] the fruits of existence [and] living.”

…I bet that fruit bit was intentional.

Being Draco's Girlfriend Involves...
  • Him being nice to me and only me
  • Walking around holding hands.
  • Quick kisses before classes.
  • Make out sessions when we can’t sleep.
  • Hugging each other all the time.
  • Sitting together in front of the Black Lake.
  • Taking baths together in the Monitor’s Bathroom.
  • I’m able to make him laugh.
  • Pansy trying to annoy me, but Draco sending her away.
  • “I love you. Always have, always will.”
  • Snape doesn’t sending us to detention when he catch us making out in the class room.
  • Comforting him after his father got in jail.
  • Everyone supports our relationship because they think I make Draco a better person.
  • Sitting on his lap and reading together.
  • Winning a silver ring as dating birthday gift.
  • Winning jewelry in general.
  • Him leaving open mouthed kisses on my shoulders and neck when we’re laying in bed.
  • Draco protecting me from everything and anything.
  • Fighting because his jealous of Harry or because I’m jealous of Pansy.
  • “I’m sorry for what I said.” “Me too. I hate when we argue.” “Come here, let me hug you.”
  • Tickle fight when no one is watching.
  • Him staring at me during class and then later needing help to study.
  • Passionate kisses when any of us is sad.
  • Being his happy memory to conjure a patronus.
  • Being called the Prince and Princess of Slytherin.
  • Breaking up with him when I find out he has became a Death Eater.
  • Narcissa and Lucius loving me.
  • Draco staying by my side in the Hogwarts Battle.
  • Passionate sex.
  • LOTS of teasing.
  • Giving him a lap dance as his birthday present.
  • Talking about our future.
  • “Can you imagine how our kids will look like?” “As their mother, I hope.”
  • Sneaking out our dorms to sleep together in the Common Room.
  • Me getting to sleep upon his chest, with his arms around me.
  • Him coming to be with me and my mother in Christmas.
  • She actually loving him because he offers his self to help with everything.
  • He calling me love, angel and princess.
  • Almost dying when Umbridge forbidden girls and boys to be close, and hiding to be able to kiss.
  • He being all bossy when he became a monitor, and taking advantage of that.
  • “What are you doing out of your dorm this late, Miss?” “I’m just reading Draco.” “That’s no excuse. I think I need to punish you for breaking the school rules, you know.”
  • He loving me more than anything and making sure I know that.
  • Me loving him more than anything and making sure he knows that.
  • Going to the astronomy tower at night to see the stars and date.
  • Draco scaring the hell out of any boy that looks to much at me.
  • Stopping him from being mean to the younger kids.
  • “Would you like someone to act like that with me?” “No.” “Then you better stop.”
  • Him asking me to marry him after Voldemort got killed.
  • “I know we’re young, but we’re not getting married, just engaged.” “Draco let me answer!" 
  • Kissing him when he shuts up and whispering "Yes” in to his ear.

| 8/2/16 | I woke up at 8 am this morning even though I don’t have class until 12:30 to get in a quick study sesh. Summer session is winding down to the last two weeks and it’s been intense and time consuming. BUT it’s so worth it knowing that at the end of next week, I will be done with the last prerequisite for biology and will officially be a Spanish Linguistics and Molecular and Cell Biology double major starting in the fall!!

PCR

Jack goes to Canada for Christmas and Bitty goes to Georgia. There’s discussion on spending the holiday together next year but for now they fly their separate ways, content with the knowledge that they’ll both be in Providence for New Years.

It’s fine, they’re both used to the distance and they make up for it with phone calls and texts and they keep up their nightly Skype sessions… only Bitty doesn’t have class and Jack has a few days off so the second night Bitty’s back home, he’s sitting in front of his computer until 2AM because neither of them can bring themselves to say goodbye.

Bitty blames this, and the lack of caffeine, for what happens the next morning.

He shuffles into the kitchen far more tired than he has any right to be considering he had said goodnight to his parents at 10PM, claiming he couldn’t keep his eyes open. Coach is already sitting at the table silently reading his morning paper, a steaming mug of coffee in front of him. 

Bitty bee-lines for the coffee maker and stifles a groan when he sees it’s empty. He starts another pot and pours himself a bowl of cereal, unable to muster up the energy for anything complicated. Waiting for the coffee to percolate, he sits down at the table to eat. Milk sloshes over the side of the bowl.

Coach glances over at him and flicks his paper before going back to reading. Bitty reaches over for the napkins at the center of the table.

“How’s that boyfriend treating you?” Coach asks mildly.

“Oh, gosh. Jack is great–” Bitty stops, arm extended across the table as he realizes that he just came out to Coach

He’s not sure how long he sits like that, awkwardly frozen in place as his brain stutters and jerks its way through some kind of rebooting process, blissfully unaware of the way Coach’s mustache is twitching like he’s trying to hide a smile. 

When he comes back to himself, Bitty grabs the napkin and clears his throat.

“Good,” Bitty says, voice as calm as he can manage. “He treats me real good.”

Coach nods, not looking away from his paper. When nothing else is said, Bitty starts eating his cereal. 

Coach breaks the silence thirty seconds later.

“Be sure to tell him about that rifle I got out back,” he says. 

Bitty nearly chokes, “Coach!” 

“–in case he wants to go huntin’ the next time he visits.” 

Bitty stares, eyes burning a little at the implicit invitation for Jack to come stay with them again.

“Right,” Bitty says after a moment. “I’ll do that.”

“And Junior?”

“Yes, Coach?”

“You’re the one telling your mother.”

What dating Fred Weasley would include:

·         Fred giving you cute forehead kisses.

·         Him leaving all of his classes early just so he can meet you outside of               yours and escort you to your next class.

·         Having multiple inside jokes between the two of you.

·         Going on monthly romantic dates to Hogsmeade together.

·         Stripping Zonko’s of all their sweets and sharing them together                         afterwards.

·         Spending holidays together at his parents.

·         “studying” together.

·         Quick makeout sessions in-between classes.

·         Fred being extremely overprotective of you.

·         Molly knitting you your very own Weasley sweater.

·         Sitting through all of Fred’s Quidditch practices and going to every single           match and cheering him on.

·         Cuddling together after a tough match between Gryffindor and Slytherin           and whispering sweet nothings into his ear in attempt to calm him down.

·         Having a pranking war between the two of you.

·         “I totally let you win, babe.”
          “Sure handsome, whatever you say!”

·         Fred making funny faces at you in the middle of class.

·         “Freddie stop that! You’re going to get us in trouble.”

·         Spending detention together in Snape’s classroom and stealing kisses                any chance given.

·         Teaching him muggle terms that he doesn’t understand.

·         Fred constantly reminding you of how beautiful you are.

·         “Hey babe… what do you think of Angelina? Do you think she’s pretty?”

          “Well, sure I guess… but she’s honestly nothing compared to you angel.”

·         Him asking you to the Yule Ball in the most adorable way ever.

·         Dancing together all night long, then spending the rest of the night                     together in the Gryffindor common room chatting the night away.

·         Joining Dumbledore’s Army and spending every free moment practicing            together.

·         Fred trying to persuade you to leave school early with him to help start             up Weasley Wizard Wheezes.

·         “Fred, you know I can’t go. We still have more than half of the semester           left to finish. I wish I could come with you though.”
          “Darling don’t worry about it. I understand why you can’t. Just hurry up                and finish school so you can come help me with the shop, okay love? I             don’t know how we’re going to manage anything without you.”

·         Writing letters back and forth to each other every day.

·         Helping George and him manage Weasley Wizard Wheezes after you               graduate.

·         Being a tester for all their new products.

·         “Fred! How the hell am I supposed to get the pink dye out of my hair?”

·         “I’m sorry, cutie! Really I am! I have no idea but I think it’ll wash out                   within a week or two. Besides pink looks really hot on you baby.”

·         Getting an apartment together in Diagon Alley across from George’s and            his’ shop.

·         Visiting his family every other day.

·         Dancing together all night long at Bill and Fleur’s wedding.

·         Molly gossiping all night long to the other side of the family on how she             strongly believes you and Fred will be getting married soon.

·         George making wedding jokes and puns to the two of you during the                 whole reception.

·         Talking nonstop about your future together after the reception.

·         Fred promising to marry you after everything settled down and when the           war was finally over.

·         Fred following through with him promise.

·         “God Y/n… I love you more than you will ever know. You mean the                   absolute world to me, sweetheart. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life           with you.”


-Daizy xx

Merry Christmas, Mr. Graves (Part Two)- Percival Graves

Originally posted by ellegoesfashion


Pairing: Percival Graves/OC

Request: I combined a few festive holiday requests into one for this!

Warnings: Merry Christmas, here’s some fluff!


The Christmas party was being held in one of MCUSA’s gigantic meeting rooms, normally meant for holding conferences, class sessions, or meetings with representatives from other wizarding governments. Queenie linked her arm with mine as we walked, chattering away cheerfully in my ear. She looked absolutely beautiful in her soft baby pink colored party dress, with little shimmery sequins sewn into the collar.

As soon as we’d stepped foot into the party, it was all I could do to keep my jaw dropping to the floor.

“It looks like Christmas at Ilvermorny.” Queenie was gushing, and I nodded my head in agreement.

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Knullrufs (A Michael Fanfic Pt. 4)

College!Michael AU

Knullrufs-(n.) the messy, tangled, and disheveled post-coital bed hair

Summary: Michael is the resident hook-up savant at Y/N college. Notorious for great one night stands and never being with the same girl twice, Y/n starts to wonder what all the talk is about.

2 PARTS IN ONE DAY!! Happy Holidays!!

Warnings: This marks the first chapter with fluffy smut!
PS) Lot’s of plots development!
DUN DUN DUUUNNNN

Part one Part two Part three

I quickly learned That Michael wasn’t very considerate when it came to studying, especially when it inconvenienced him getting off. Winter break was quickly approaching, which meant finals were happening all next week. I also learned quickly that Michael gets very horny when he’s stressed, causing him to constantly be texting me in the middle of class or study sessions asking for nudes or just random dirty talk. I’ve offered to help him with his school work, since I’ve always been kind of good at it, but he promptly turned that down with a hell no. Which, I expected as much.

The incessant texting, caused me to need a much over due break from my phone, with my very last, and hardest final coming up the next day. I abandoned my phone in my dorm, being my friend, that if Michael comes over looking for me to not tell him I was going to the library. Sh’es always been an awful liar which I usually admired about her, but right now I was praying she’d gotten better. She didn’t.

I was sitting at one of the private cubicles they have with a computer. I had my earbuds in listening to past lectures I had recorded and doing my studying crap when I felt someone pull one of my earbuds out of my ear. Much to my dismay I looked up to find Michael glaring down at me.

“What Michael? I’m trying to study!” I whispered harshly.

“I’m trying to get laid.” He practically yelled,receiving snickers, and a very loud shush from the librarian. He took a seat next to me moving my stuff onto the floor.

“Michael, please! I’m begging, you just let me get through tomorrow and then I’ll sleep with you all you want until I leave.”

I saw Michael’s mood drop instantly when I mentioned leaving. “Leaving? What do you mean leaving?”

“I mean I’m going home. Not all of us live right off campus, my family lives like 3 hours away.” I take out my other earbud turning to him. “Aren’t you going to see your family too?”

He just shook his head. “Fine! I won’t bother you anymore. Text me when you’re done with finals tomorrow.” He huffed.

I noticed how quickly he always changed the subject when it came to wanting to know about his family, but I just shrugged it off as not wanting to get too personal or sentimental towards each other.

I let out a breath of relief content with my new found silence.

I got through my last final kicking and screaming, but alas I made it! I survived this semester! I also didn’t do too shabby on my last final which left me in a great mood, practically skipping all the way too Michael’s apartment and up to his door immediately after the test.

All of the students had the weekend to leave campus so obviously I spent most of my time in Michael’s bed, or on his couch, or in his kitchen, or in one of his roommates rooms. I think you get the gist. But Michael became more and more needy as the weekend went on, always hanging on me every second we were together. I didn’t really mind cause, well, he’s kinda hot, but it was very out of character for him,especially when he insisted on cuddling after every heated escapade we had.

“Who are you and what have you done with Michael?” I asked honestly scared.

“Shut up and get over here.” He replied opening his arms..

Michael and I had been spending so much time together, that it caused my best friend to be thoroughly confused but what exactly was going on between Mikey and I.

“So…are you guys, like, dating now or…”

“No!” I scoffed a little too loud while packing the last of the thing’s I wanted to take home.

“So you guy’s are like friends with benefits?” She guessed again.

“No, cause we’re not friends.” I shook my head. “I barely know anything about him besides the fact that he has this huge-”

“Okay! Spare me the details, please!” She pleaded. I dropped my hands as I was going to try and give her a point of reference. We both continued packing in silence for a few minutes before she asked,”Well, do you want to know more about him? Like personally?”

I shrugged. “I mean I’m curious,” I confessed, “but if he doesn’t want to tell me I’m not gonna make him. I’m not his therapist.”

“Well you are like a sex therapist I guess.”

“Exactly!”

“Michael!” I screamed, my climax running through me, causing shutters to run through my body. He was sat up, against his headboard, holding me against his chest. He breathed heavily coming down from his own climax, as I braced myself against him. This was going to be our last night together so of course we’d been at this for hours already. Michael smiled as he leaned me back kissing down my neck and over my chest, nipping at the skin before… “No Mikey,” I practically begged, “No more. Please.”

He laughed sitting up straight and pulling me into a kiss. “Fine. I guess we can stop now.” He rolled us over keeping me in his arms as we laid next to each other. It was dark outside, it being in the dead of night, but I could faintly make out the features of his face. I scrunched my brow when I realized how sad he looked, him thinking I couldn’t see.

“What’s wrong?” I asked running my hands through his hair.

“What? Nothing’s wrong.” He said defensively.

“I know there’s something wrong, I can see you.”

He just muttered bitterly and rolled over facing away from me. I huffed sitting up crossing my hands over my bare chest. “Is it me?” I asked.

“What are you talking about?” He sounded annoyed.

“I mean was I,” I scrunched into myself suddenly not feeling very small, a way I never felt around him. “I don’t know…not ‘good’.” I finally got out feeling tears start to well up in my eyes.

Michael looked back at me at first angry before he registered my vulnerable state, his face quickly softening. “No of course not!” He sat up meeting me at eye level pulling me into a passionate kiss and tailing it down my neck. “You’re incredible.” He breathed against my skin,causing goosebumps to form up and down my arms.

“Then what’s wrong.” I pushed taking his head in my hands so he couldn’t turn away from me. He hesitated for a few minutes before pulling me back in and kissing up and down my neck.

“I’m…gonna…miss…you…” He spoke in between kisses and kitten licks. His lips trailed over across my collar bone, making their way back to my breasts. He hovered over my hardened nipples kitten licking each one, and then looking up to give me a soft kiss against my lips. But once his lips left mine I pulled him back this time deeper. I moved onto his lap straddling his legs, but he pulled away.

“No, we don’t have to…if you…I mean you said you were done and-”

I silenced him with another kiss digging my hips into his, nothing separating us but a thin bed sheet. “I want you.” I whimpered. What expected from Michael was a smug smirk and then quickly slamming me into the mattress and start to plow into me like a corn field. You know, cause it’s Michael. I was very shocked when he carefully moved me around and placed me gently on back, his lips still attached to mine. He pulled away, momentarily looking me in the eye.

“I’m gonna miss you so much.” He whispered so quietly I wasn’t even sure if he had actually said it. Evidently he had, because he leaned down to my breasts taking them carefully into his hands before saying, “I’m gonna miss your beautiful breasts,” he pecked a kiss to my nipples taking them momentarily between his teeth. “and your nipples, always so perky and hard.”

His lips skimmed across my stomach before stopping to plant sloppy wet kisses along my pelvis. “And your amazing, tight pussy. Always so ready for me.” His tongue licked up between my folds, slowing as he went over my clit, my hands tangling in his hair wanting more. He ignored my temptation returning back to my lips.

He pulled away resting his forehead against mine. My hands stayed tangled in his hair. I shifted so that he had to look my in the eye as I said, “I will you make love to me?”

He seemed shocked by this request that was quickly replaces with embarrassment. “I don’t…I don’t know how.” He hesitated.

“Just kiss me,” I instructed pulling his face closed to me. “And don’t stop.”

He did as I said, placing a passionate kiss to my lips eventually allowing his tongue into the equation. My legs carefully wrapped around his waist, his hardened member naturally pushing against my entrance. Michael took the hint and slowly entered me, causing a gasp form both of us, but our mouths quickly connecting again. 

I encouraged to go slow, and take his time. Going deeper and deeper into me every chance he got. Michael’s strong arms were wrapped around me the whole time, his hand coming around to stroke my hair. We never lost eye contact as our climaxes overcame us. We kissed a few more times before he carefully pulled out of me and took me into his arms, laying next to me.

We were both quiet for a long time. I couldn’t tell what was going on his mind but I knew what I contemplating in mine. I took all the courage I had to ask, “Why don’t you come with me for Christmas?” 

This question shocks him, as if he’d never thought in a million years I would ever ask him. Which, to be honest, neither had I.

He started shaking his head, a smile appearing on his lips. “Sorry, sweetheart, I don’t meet parents.” And just like that old Mikey was back. This was a good thing though, because I know exactly how to get what I want from old Mikey.

“But, I know for a fact my dad will hate you. And I love pissing off my dad.” Michael thought about this for second but didn’t seem full convinced. “And, we’ll probably be stay in the same room, which means you can fuck me while my parents are just down the hall”

If his last name were true his ears would have perked up. An ominous smile forming on his face. 

“When do we leave?”

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Hello friends!  By now you’ve probably submitted most, if not all, of your college applications and perhaps even received some acceptances.  The next step is naturally to start making campus visits and narrowing down the list of colleges you can actually see yourself going to.  This next post in my college series is going to cover some of the do’s and don’ts of college visits as well as address concerns like what to wear, what questions to ask, etc.

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If you didn't go to art school how did you get so good at art? Pls advise I am also poor and can't go to art school and I would like to improve. PS: I love your art 💖

thanks for thinking im good at art. i just drew a lot all the time & studied art i like & took some figure drawing classes/sessions. i went to a liberal arts college & did art stuff there but it was a mistake (except for the figure drawing)

Man…. I’ve just been reading William Lily’s “Introduction To Astrology” book and it’s so cool to know that astrologers existed in the 1600′s, it makes me happy that astrology is still practiced even to this day

And I thought about how cool it would be if most colleges offered Introduction To Astrology courses, and like, on the first day of class, instead of introducing yourself by sharing your major, you just say “yo my name is blah blah blah and I am a ____ sun, ____ moon, and ____ rising” HOW RAD WOULD THAT BE SERIOUSLY. And like, each class session would cover something different. One day the students would learn about basic zodiac traits, and then archetypes, and then houses, and so forth.

And there is SO MUCH to learn about astrology, so the course would definitely stretch out for an entire semester; I just wish astrology was a study that was taken more seriously. It’s been relevant for so many years. :(