day 4 or 5 or whatever

calling members of the community fandom! From april 24 through the 30, @meredithgreys and i (with much help from @bethanyactually) will be putting on community appreciation week 2017.
in order to inspire as much new content as possible, most days will feature an edit-friendly prompt (gifs, graphics, aesthetics, etc.) and a fic-friendly prompt (one-shots, rec lists, etc.). fanart and meta is welcome, too – whatever you feel like creating, really.

we’ll be tracking the tag #communityaw17 and doing our darnedest to reblog whatever shows up in there!


Daily Prompts - 

day 1: favorite character (prompt’s the same for both edits and fics)
day 2: favorite season // gen fic
day 3: favourite episode // episode insert fic (feel free to go canon-divergent)
day 4: favourite ship // pick a classic trope fic (coffeshop AU, fake dating, etc.)
day 5: favourite quote/s // 5+1 fic
day 6: favourite end tag // post-canon fic
day 7: free choice // nontraditional AU (zookeepers AU, DnD AU, whatever your brain can come up with)


don’t forget to spread the word, and do feel free to send any questions!

20 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO EVERYDAY

1. Wake up earlier. Not only does this improve productivity but it also gives you more time to make a good, hearty breakfast.

2. Make your bed. Let’s be real, being welcomed to a tidy bed after a long day at work/school (or a long day in general) is probably the best feeling anyone will ever experience.

3. If you want, spend a little more time on your appearance. Take some time choosing an outfit, applying make up or whatever. Do what helps you boost your confidence and self-esteem.

4. Stay hydrated, folks. Keep a bottle of water with you wherever you go.

5. Stretch everyday or start yoga (or do both, why not?)

6. Create a playlist consisting of songs that make you happy and listen to it. Listen to songs for the mood you want to be in, instead of the mood you are in.

7. Compliment at least one person per day. This could be an acquaintance, co-worker, class mate, stranger, whoever!

8. Use your manners. If someone holds the door for you, lets you go first etc, they did it voluntarily and didn’t have to do it, so a “thank you” wouldn’t hurt.

9. Eat your fruit and vegetables and always choose the healthy version over the junk food.

10. Have a good laugh. Catch up with friends, watch some ‘Parks and Recreation’, go see some stand-up comedy, reminisce about funny moments that have happened to you. You don’t need to be a doctor to know that humour has many benefits.

11. Be optimistic. Always look at the positives. There’s no point on focusing on the negatives because that isn’t going to help anyones mood at all.

12. Exercise. It doesn’t have to be anything to intense. A run around the block, a walk with your dog or even a 'Just Dance’ session will do the job. 

13.Bring a book/magazine or collect the daily newspaper with you. Spend you spare time reading.

14. Try and learn something new everyday. This can either be an interesting fact you saw online or a new skill someone taught you.

15. Help others when you are able to. Help your classmates with school work or offer to help you struggling neighbour lift those heavy objects.

16. Stop procrastinating. No matter how unmotivated you are to, push yourself and complete what you need to complete. Do what you gotta do. You know you’ll love yourself for doing it.

17. Drink some tea, because that stuff is goooooood (and also beneficial).

18.Make time to do things that help you relax, whether that’s painting, having baths, doing you nails or going for a run.

19. Don’t dwell on your mistakes, but instead grow and learn from them.

20. And lastly, be kind to yourself. If you love who you are, everyone else will

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After much discussion, the admins have come up with the prompts for McHanzo Week! They’re listed below, along with some suggestions for what you could possibly do with each prompt (below the cut).

THE PROMPTS

  • Day 1 – First Time
  • Day 2 – Domestic Life
  • Day 3 – Alternate Universe
  • Day 4 – Role Reversal
  • Day 5 – Young Love
  • Day 6 – Ultimate Swap
  • Day 7 – Holiday Season

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1. Detach yourself from people that only exists when they need something from you. From people who only calls you a “friend” when they have favors and leave you behind afterwards. Remove toxic people in your life, they will become a hindrance to you.
2. Life will have less drama if you keep your circle small. You don’t have to be friends with anyone. Pick people who will influence you. Pick the people who share the same interests and radiate the positivity that you have.
3. Never trust your stories to anyone. Never.
4. Let them talk all day about you because whatever you do, people will have something to say about you. Don’t mind people who talk behind your back, there’s always a reason why they are behind you. And it’s because you are ahead of them so keep on walking and achieving your dreams.
5. If you can’t change your situation, change the way you think. Everything comes from our mind. Every decision, emotion and effort. So in order to change your mood, change your perspective. Happiness is a choice, it doesn’t come from other people because it comes within you.
—  E.J. Cenita, 5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Life
Welcome to Bts

Lets start this off with our beautiful eldest hyung, Kim Seokjin.

Originally posted by jungkooksarms

an actual work of art

Originally posted by parkthejimin

incredibly talented yet devastatingly underrated

Originally posted by mxknae

literally a mom

Originally posted by jung-koook

certified food enthusiast

Originally posted by jjks

honestly doesn’t know how to handle being a mom of 5 but gets by with the help of the husband (shall be brought up later)

Originally posted by vubbletae

actual bias wrecker

Originally posted by eatjin

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

Next we have the grumpy swag grandfather, Min Yoongi.

Originally posted by jinkooks

beautiful human being

Originally posted by btsfunboyz

insanely talented rapper and producer

Originally posted by nihilistindenial

500% r00d

Originally posted by minsnuggles

if you haven’t heard from him in a few days, he was probably just asleep

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

can be a little squish sometimes

Originally posted by jjks

but mostly just plain rude

Originally posted by lethargicmin

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

Now onto our actual hope, Jung Hoseok.

Originally posted by hob-e

literal embodiment of sunshine

Originally posted by holdmettightbts

crazily talented rapper, dancer, and choreographer

Originally posted by bangthebae

80% squish

Originally posted by jjks

10% judging you

Originally posted by lovelygroovywerewolf

6% hipthrusts

Originally posted by asdfghobi

and 4%… whatever this is

Originally posted by jiguk

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

Up next is our god of destruction leader, Kim Namjoon.

Originally posted by hongshiyoung

sexy ass motherfucker

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

amazingly skilled rapper and producer

Originally posted by kppoptrash

dimples for dayyyyss

Originally posted by bwiyomi

struggling father of 5 along with his wife

Originally posted by baebsaes

incredibly rude

Originally posted by baebsaes

but mostly just a dork

Originally posted by asdfghobi

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

Now on to this sinnamon bun, Park Jimin.

Originally posted by ohparkjimin

precious angel

Originally posted by jeonsshi

incredibly gifted vocalist and dancer

Originally posted by cloudjimin

literally the squishiest little bean

Originally posted by ounew

but yet 0.2 seconds later he is undressing the camera

Originally posted by spongecakechimchim

thighs that could fucking kill

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

always messing with his hair

Originally posted by am-the-cutest

actual tease

Originally posted by booptae

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

Next up is our deep voiced sunshine, Kim Taehyung.

Originally posted by jeonsshi

an actual angel from above

Originally posted by hellosarang

deep voiced vocalist who is also incredibly underrated

Originally posted by holdmettightbts

square smillleeee

Originally posted by jitamin

just a tad off

Originally posted by btsfunboyz

actual slayer of lives

Originally posted by ky-ngsoo

always either touching or licking lips

Originally posted by sonyondan

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

And last, but not least, our bunny maknae, Jeon Jungkook.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

precious baby bun bun

Originally posted by comfyjimin

insanely talented golden maknae

Originally posted by sehuns-bubblebum

an actual meme

Originally posted by jungxook

yet can kill you in 0.5 seconds

Originally posted by sugutie

but also a shy awkward little bby

Originally posted by kookie-bts

still manages to be r00d

Originally posted by squeakjimin

precious little fluff that needs to be protected 25/8

You are now fully informed on the members of Bangtan Sonyeondan.

-Admin Yeonie

1. If you have people that really care about you, don’t you dare let them go.
2. Some days, your emotions may rise to the surface regardless of how hard you try to act like you don’t have them. You might even find that tears want to fall. Let them.
3. Taking time to be with yourself is essential. Go ahead and skip that group outing, stay home and binge watch whatever you want, read that book you’ve been putting off. It’s cool to get to know yourself, the person you are when you’re alone.
4. Music can help get you through anything.
5. Don’t overwork yourself. Your grades don’t matter as much as you’ve been taught that they do. What really matters is doing the best you can. 
6. Sometimes you’re going to have to lose people you thought you were close to. It might hurt, but that’s okay. That’s way better than holding on to people that only seem to manage to break you.
7. Smiling is good for you.
8. Laughing is even better.
9. Spreading love is a must. There’s more than enough hate in this world, and you never know what someone is going through. A kind word may change someone’s life.
10. You matter.
—  10 things 2016 taught me. // Maxwell Diawuoh, Once A Day (366/366)

⭐ Welcome to Sheith Week Unlimited, an extension of @sheithweek ⭐

Because one week is not enough, we bring you two. With season 2 coming up soon, why not also celebrate it with your love for the ship of Shiro and Keith? The new season will likely give us new material to work with, which means plenty of opportunities to make use of that creative energy.

Sheith week Unlimited will go from January 27th until February 2nd!

Twitter ✦ | About | Rules

The prompts for Sheith Week Unlimited are:

  • Day 1 (1/27): Dreamer
  • Day 2 (1/28): Lions
  • Day 3 (1/29): One Last Time
  • Day 4 (1/30): Orbit
  • Day 5 (1/31): Friends
  • Day 6 (2/1): Dalliance
  • Day 7 (2/2): Free Day

Use the tag #sheithweekunlimited when posting your works. Please reblog and spread this post as much as possible.

You’re free to interpret these prompts in whatever way you want. You don’t have to create content based on them unless you want to and you don’t have to create content for every single day. It’s merely a suggestion, not mandatory. What’s important is to have fun!

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anonymous asked:

Ohh you do aerial silks? I've been wanting to start them, do you have any tips for how to get started (like how to get your body in shape for it)

Yes I just started a few weeks ago!! I got my body in shape by doing 3.5 years of pole dancing (and 4 years of swimming, and a bit of rock climbing, and other stuff haha). Nothing trained me properly for the demand it puts on your hand and finger grip though holy moly. Do whatever you can to strengthen your hand grip!! Buy one of those mechanisms where you can just squeeze/contract it over and over again - do like, 50 on each hand every day. 

For general core strength, I would just do some planking every day. This 5-minute routine is really good:

I used to do that every day (now I do it occasionally only haha). Focus on strength in the core, back, arms and hands, and then flexibility in the hips and legs. 

11 Things Everyone Dealing With BDD Should Say (But Can’t).

1. “I’m sorry that I’m constantly focused on my appearance; I don’t mean to irritate anybody. But I can’t stop.”

2. “When I rant about how shitty I look, it’s not to get sympathy, and it’s definitely not to make anybody else feel worse about themselves. It’s actually just how I see myself, every day - And sometimes I just get sick of it.”

3. “Please don’t tell me it’s all in my head. It doesn’t help.”

4. “Don’t tell me I’m being ‘superficial’, ‘trivial’, or ‘obsessive’. I’m already fully fucking aware - trust me.”

5. “I’m sorry I can’t stop fixating on diets, or surgery, or whatever fucking fix I think I need. Again, I’m fully aware that I’m as obsessive as hell.”

6. “I don’t mean to give off the impression that looks are all that matter. They’re not. I know they’re not, but it feels like they are.”

7. “The only person I’m judging by these insane standards is myself.”

8. “Every time I’m in public, I can tell people are staring at me. I know they might not be, I know they probably couldn’t care less about a random passer-by like me, but I can tell they’re staring at me.”

9. “I hate myself every time I look in the mirror - and not knowing if what I’m seeing is ‘real’, an ‘exaggeration’, or ‘not as bad as I think it is’, only makes me feel worse.”

10. “I’m sorry if you’re feeling fed up with me. I’m pretty damn fed up with me too.”

11. “I don’t want to be perfect. I just want to be more than this.”

30 Day OC Challenge because I need to spam you guys

If anyone else wants to do this with me, I figure these prompts can be answered however you want whether it be telling everyone, drawing, making gifsets, writing a short blurb, whatever!

Day 1- First Impressions: Introduce your character as if we are meeting them on the street. How do they come across to us?

Day 2- If you wanna be my lover: Friends, Family, and SOs. Tell us all about them and their relationship with your OC!

Day 3- When I was a young OC: What was your OC’s childhood like? Were they a tiny terror or a little angel? Or did you give them such a traumatic past they didn’t get the chance to be a kid.

Day 4- Dress to impress: Is your OC a fashion icon or a throw on whatever is available type of person? What kinds of clothes will we find in their closet?

Day 5- My English teacher was right all along: What are some symbols that follow your OC throughout their journey/story? Do they have any emblems they identify with? If not, what’s an object that has meaning to them?

Day 6- Whoa, listen to the music: What is your OC’s theme song/theme songs? Explain.

Day 7- Sugar and Spice: How is your OCs relationship with children? Do they plan to have any?

Day 8- A feast fit for kings: What does your OC eat? Do they cook for themselves or are they hopeless in the kitchen?

Day 9- Phenomenal Cosmetic Powers: What three wishes would your character ask a genus for?

Day 10: Itty bitty living space: Where does your character live/ how is it set up? Messy? Minimal? Filled with books or movie posters? Do they share it?

Day 11- Dancing with Myself: How does your OC handle social interactions? Social butterfly or anxious corner go-er? What large scale social interaction do they face the most?

Day 12- Shop til you drop: (You can do grocery shopping, magic ingredient shopping, clothes, furniture, ect, or all of the above depending on what kind of world your character is in and how it would relate) How does your character feel about shopping? Do they buy until they’re broke or have to haggle everything?

Day 13- Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home: What’s your OC’s Hogwarts house? Because we all know this is a valid personality test. (Alternately, if you aren’t a fan of hogwarts, what’s their Myers Brigg Personality)

Day 14- Self-depreciation at its finest: What does your character dislike about themself? Why? Do other people feel the same way about that trait?

Day 15- I don’t give a damn about my reputation: What kind of reputation DOES your OC have? Do they know or do they remain blissfully ignorant? If they do know, what do they think of it?

Day 16- Emperor’s New Clothes: Is your OC a fashion icon or more a throw on whatever kind of person? What kinds of things would we see in their closet?

Day 17- Everybody’s workin for the weekend: What is your OCs “job” (however they define that)? Do they love it or do their co-workers constantly make their life a living hell?

Day 18- I’m bored: What does your OC do in their free time/ for fun?

Day 19- Man’s best friend: How does your OC feel about animals (both wild and pets)? Do they have an animal companion?

Day 20- I can explain, I swear: What would your OC get arrested for? Would they try to weasel their way out of it, pay off bail, or do the time?

Day 21- On the road again: Does your OC travel? Do they want to? Where would they go? And how?

Day 22- Monsters in the closet: What is your OC afraid of the most?

Day 23- Hi mom: What would your OC get famous for and how would they/their friends feel about that? If they are famous- do they like it?

Day 24- Tropes are overrated: What tropes does your OC fall into the most?

Day 25- Are we there yet?: What are their ambitions and aspirations? Do they have any real chance at reaching them?

Day 26- Senior Quote: Pick a quote that perfectly describes your OC. Explain.

Day 27- Weapon of Choice: Does your character kill with kindness, slip out of things with a quick tongue, take an axe to the problem, or just fail miserably?

Day 28- A dream is a wish your heart makes: What/Who is the hope that keeps your OC going? What do they live for?

Day 29- They grow up so fast: If you’ve had this OC awhile, how have they changed from your original idea of them? If they haven’t, how have they changed as they aged in story?

Day 30- Before we go: Quirks, habits, and fun facts about your OC.

EDIT: I actually finished this once and then accidentally deleted most of it so what probably happened was that was something I remembered and didn’t realize was already on the list: 
Alternate Day 16- What are your OCs sleeping habits?

** My favourites

Lazy Saturdays and Eskimo Kisses (1/1 | 3,970 | Rated E) **

Even spends the weekend with Isak being cute and getting up to some shenanigans.

The aftermath (8/8 | 8,297 | Rated T) **

Since Skam is on hiatus till the 14th here’s my every day fanfiction of what I think Isak is going through after the events of Episode 5. It’ll cover all the 8 days until Skam comes back.

And if they taste the same, would you love again? (4/4 | 5,700 | Rated M) **

It’s like we are running our own private marathon yet we are lying there absolutely still apart from the breathing and my sobs that I just cant control. Because how can he not want this? How can he not feel whatever cosmic shit is happening when were together? I am so angry at him, I am so scared, and I haven’t got a fucking clue where we go from here, apart from that at this moment in time I don’t care. I just need him. I need him to tell me its alright, that he is mine, and that it was all a fucking mistake. But he doesn’t. Instead he just kisses me. And it’s fucking breathtaking.

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Being in a relationship with Carl Grimes;

Originally posted by journeyslegend

1. You two constantly getting of task and end up play fighting. 

2. Him sneaking in kisses every chance he gets, even if he’s just passing you in the house or on the street he’ll make sure to at least give you a small peck on the lips.

3. Him being extremely protective over you outside of the walls and doing whatever he has to to protect his girl.

4. You’d love seeing him with Judith and dream of one day having a family of your own with him.

5. You being the only person he talks to about his feelings because he trusts you more than anyone.

6. Always wearing his hat/shirts/hoodies.

7. When things get tough he’d always be there for you and do his best to cheer you up, sometimes he would just hold you until you fall asleep.

8. Talking about a walker-free future together.

9. Him originally feeling very self conscious about taking his bandage of around you but over time becomes comfortable.

10. Rick would love and approve of you dating his son, he thinks you’re the perfect person for Carl and is your #1 shipper right next to Carol.

Waking up in the mornings

Oikawa

  • Up by 4 AM every day to do his hair and go on a jog
  • “An athlete can only be good as his diet lets him be!”
  • No, seriously, he eats almost enough food for the entire Miyagi prefecture every single morning and it’s the most disgusting thing anyone’s ever seen
  • Fuck him, he’s a morning person

Iwaizumi

  • Grumbles as he forces himself out of bed at 5 to go jogging with Oikawa with sheer willpower
  • Likes to spend his breakfast sipping coffee and reading whatever catches his interest
  • His favorite breakfast meal includes a bowl of rice, two fried eggs, and fish
  • Not a morning person, but 8:30 to him is the regular person’s 10:30 so it’s chill

Hanamaki

  • Is an absolute force of bitter death and destruction until he gets a cup of coffee into him
  • Once at the Seijoh Sleepover™, Oikawa hid Makki’s coffee grounds and was consequentially forced onto the ground in a strangle hold until they were given back to him
  • He can function as a human being and deal with people’s (Oikawa’s) shit much better after a cup of coffee as black as his soul
  • Favorite breakfast meal includes toast with sides of butter and jam, boiled eggs, and juice

Matsukawa

  • Wakes up almost-late every day
  • Laziest motherfucker on this planet #2
  • Would eat a piece of paper for breakfast and not care in the least
  • His tongue is as dead as Squidward’s hopes and dreams
  • Coffee doesn’t really affect him so he has to suffer through the drowsiness on his own, rip

Yahaba

  • Is the most adorable thing ever waking up
  • Makes tiny yawning and grumbling noises for the first 15-20 minutes of consciousness and is extremely embarrassed that everyone says its the cutest thing in the world
  • Has and will fight you for all the meat on the table during breakfast
  • @ the Seijoh Sleepover™, he stared at Matsun with such intensity that he handed over the last octopus sausage over without argument

Kyotani

  • Will punch you if you try to talk to him when he wakes up
  • Glares at people like they murdered his entire family
  • Yahaba’s cutesy act leaves him speechless and red in the face
  • Really fucking loves rice
  • Usually eats convenience store crap for breakfast so he get’s really excited when there’s actual rice and shit

Watari

  • “He’s probably a monster when he wakes up”
  • “There’s no way someone can be so happy all the time, after all”
  • Rises with a smile so bright it’s like Jesus blessed his teeth
  • Wakes up and greets the day with a warm “Good morning! Wow, I slept so great last night!”
  • #ActualChildofGoodness2k16
  • Will eat anything and everything and comment on how delicious it is, and then offer to do the dishes
  • Hanamaki once threatened to slap him for being too happy

Kindaichi

  • Goes to sleep at a responsible time
  • Wakes up blinking and lethargic for three minutes
  • Afterwards is completely normal
  • Loves greasy food in the morning

Kunimi

  • Laziest motherfucker on this planet #1
  • Didn’t go to sleep last night until 5 AM
  • Favorite breakfast items include poptarts, commercial cereal, extra sugary coffee, and a jar of melted salt caramel, i.e. enough sugar to kill a medium sized water buffalo
  • Is a literal zombie until he gets to school, falls asleep through his first three classes, and then starts functioning normally around lunch time

Welcome to McCree & Reyes Week! To celebrate the fascinating relationship between these two characters, we decided to host a week dedicated to them.

Everyone is invited to participate in this event! Every interpretation is welcomed and appreciated, whether you view them romantically or platonically. Whatever you choose to create is also completely up to you, whether it be fic, art, edits, headcanons, playlists, etc.!! There is no minimum participation required and no maximum; whatever you wish to create is entirely up to you!

(Please remember to obtain permission from the content creator if you are wishing to use someone else’s work; e.g. as a cover for a playlist!)

PROMPTS:

  • Day 1: 24th - Domestic
  • Day 2: 25th - Smoke
  • Day 3: 26th - Trust
  • Day 4: 27th - Betrayal
  • Day 5: 28th - Reunion
  • Day 6: 29th - Sacrifice
  • Day 7: 30th - Alternate Universe

If posting to tumblr, please tag your posts under the #mcreyesweek tag so we can reblog and share it here!

If posting to twitter, be sure to @ or dm mcreyesweek on twitter so that it can be retweeted!

You are welcome to prepare your content in advance, but we ask that you don’t start posting until the week begins. If you are busy during the week, don’t worry, late submissions are always welcomed!

[ Any questions should be directed to @sassanids on tumblr, hydriades on twitter, or in the mcreyes/mcreaper server discord ! ]

Draw Yourself As If You Were In This Universe { 10 Day Challenge }

There is no specific type of universe (anime, gaming, etc.)

Day 1: Pokemon

Day 2: Gravity Falls

Day 3: Creepypasta

Day 4: MARVEL

Day 5: YouTube

Day 6: (Whatever Anime Because There Is Too Many Good Ones)

Day 7: Disney

Day 8: Supernatural

Day 9: Five Nights At Freddy’s

Day 10: Overwatch

“Feel Better” Charmed Soup ✨🍲✨

My husband has been suffering from a bad cold the past couple days, so I decided to whip up a little kitchen magic to help him out. After just one bowl, he was already commenting on how much better he felt!
(All my measurements are approximate; it’s really just whatever tastes good to you.)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups bone broth (homemade is best, but store-bought is fine too)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 medium onion
  • 9 cloves of garlic (protection, vitality) ((I chose 9 because it’s a good number, but use however much you want))
  • Black pepper (protection)
  • Sea salt (protection, purifying)
  • 4-5 fresh sage leaves (healing, purifying)
  • 2 bay leaves (protection)
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (protection, healing, vitality)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (healing)
  • 1-2 tsp chili flakes (protection, healing, vitality)
  • A healthy squeeze of lemon juice (healing, vitality, happiness)
  • A splash of apple cider vinegar (because that shit is magic all on its own. But don’t overdo it; a little goes a long way!)

In a medium stockpot, drizzle a tablespoon or so of olive oil, heat on medium. Chop up the onion and dump it in, add sage leaves, salt, and pepper, and cook until slightly browned, stirring frequently. 

Add bone broth and chicken stock, then stir clockwise while focusing some healing energy into the pot. Mince up your garlic and add it to the broth.

Once the broth is simmering, add your rice, then the rest of your spices, lemon juice, and cider vinegar. I also poked healing sigils into the bay leaves with a sewing needle, like so.

Cover and continue to simmer until rice is thoroughly cooked. Before serving, do another clockwise stir and a final dose of healing energy, and there you go! 

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Wizard things I'm so down for:

1. Beds that magically adjust to whatever firmness you like/need (if this isn’t a thing I want to make it a thing)
2. Food that cooks perfectly so it never burns
3. Getting perfect makeup every time because spells for fixing mess ups and makeup tutorials from other witches who know spells or potions for acne or other skin issues
4. Spells for picking the perfect outfit every single time for whatever you’re doing that day
5. Never having your socks or shoes get wet with simple charms cast on your feet
6. Cleaning your room/house without moving anything except your wand
7. Magical tattoos that have uses
8. Being able to adjust your appearance (like teeth so you don’t need braces)
9. Fantastic candies and sweets that are so much better than normal chocolate or jelly beans
10. Butterbeer and all those amazing foods/drinks they mention in the books and movies
11. Never having to pack a suitcase or fold your clothes without your wand again
12. Just having a wand in general
13. Wizard games that are so much cooler than normal chess, checkers, or card games
14. Heated blankets or mattress warmers without the electricity
15. Enchanting your phone, laptop, or electronics to have full battery all the time
16. Magical teas or coffees to help with different ailments, insomnia, or mental diseases like that
17. Quidditch matches all over the world with actual mascots and exiting games
18. Knitting/Crocheting that you never have to sit and do again because again you have a wand
19. Befriending magical creatures like bowtruckles and demiguises
20. Taking/Having pictures that move of family members that have died or friends so you always have someone to talk to

25 things I learned my first year of Medical School

1) First day is awkward for everyone. Actually, the first few weeks are awkward for everyone.

2) Everyone will look like they have their shit together. 

3) After orientation you will suddenly find yourself behind in biochem, physiology, etc. When did we even start the official lecturing? huh?

4) You will discover that people actually don’t have their shit together, including you. (don’t freak out because eventually you’ll get the hang of it)

5) Its alright to skip a class once every while. Seriously, who wants to attend a biochemistry class at whatever ungodly hour they schedule it

6) If you decide to delve into the world of textbooks, it might take you a while to find that one holy textbook that explains things better than any professor. 

7) Don’t be surprised when you come back home and realise you’ve had nothing to eat all day

8) Always carry a granola bar or a light snack and water. Always. ALWAYS.

9) Coffee machines are your best friend. Especially when you don’t have time to take a trip to get decent coffee.

10) If seniors tell you that this class/professor/whatever is hard/mean/whatever, don’t listen to them. Nothing is hard if you work hard enough.

11) Its absolutely okay if you don’t make a hundred friends. 

12) There are people I’ve gone to class with for a year now, yet never spoke to. Thats ok too!!!!!! 

13) It might take a while for you to get comfortable around people because you might be scared, guess what? others are scared too.

14) Try to keep up with lectures everyday because theres no way you’re gonna be able to cram in everything one day before the exam. (this is my #1 advice)

15) You know that one person who sits in the front row and writes down everything the professor says and they don’t share notes and they’re generally assholes? you might know him/her as the gunner. yeah, stay away from them because you will feel like throwing Robbins’ pathology textbook at them and knocking them out. 

16) Someone along the way will piss you off and how you deal with that says a lot about you.

17) Take part in events like awareness days, conferences, etc because you need something to balance out the intensity of studying all day and night.

18) If you do research first year, good for you because you’re getting a head start.

19) There will always be that one professor who will always talk nonsense. Like I said, find that holy textbook.

20) Make time for things you enjoy doing. (exercise, playing an instrument, whatever it is, MAKE TIME FOR IT.)

21) You will meet some genuine people and some not-so genuine people. Stick with the genuine ones.

22) YOU DONT SHOCK PEOPLE WHEN THEIR HEARTS STOP BEATING!!

23) Um, that gigantic pharmacology textbook will give you the creeps.

24) People will first think of themselves before anyone else, and honestly, so will you at some point.

25) Everybody will judge. Don’t give people the upper hand by letting them get to you. 

TIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN (and other high schoolers!)                                     

(first year, first grader, 大一, 신입생, 新入生, étudiant de première année…)

these tips may be slightly sarcastic and what you did not expect but it’s the truth!

  • its only the beginning
  • DO YOUR HOMEWORK. DON’T PROCRASTINATE. PLEASE.
  • if your school has a block schedule (every other period, for ex: per. 1/3/5/7 on monday and per. 2/4/6 on tuesday), do your homework the day it’s assigned!
  • when you come home, whether after practice or just straight from class, don’t sleep (hahaha says the person who sleeps right after), have a snack, relax for 15-30 minutes then do homework. then, you can do whatever you want after :)
  • actually write in your planner what your homework is unless your teacher posts it online…but still write it down in case of technical difficulties
  • if your school has “tutorial” (a time where you can ask your teachers for help, etc.), go to tutorial and ask for help … or eat your lunch
  • drink h2o. very important.
  • eat breakfast. it’ll get you going through the day if you skip lunch for some reason.
  • get enough sleep, if it’s 9 pm and you are done with everything, dont stay on your phone for the next 3 hours like me! SLEEP.
  • start studying for tests/quizzes at least 3 days before but worst case scenario cram the night before lol sorry can’t help you out on that one but yes study as soon as you know there’s a test or quiz coming up
  • don’t plagiarize! if your teachers use turnitin.com, its very good at finding out your little internet discoveries, at the very most paraphrase
  • join clubsssssssss! if you go with your friends it’s even more fun! freshman year is great for going to a gazillion clubs even if my sophomore year you only end up going to like 2
  • finals week: start reviewing your notes a week or two before, but tbh if you do better when you cram then cram! everyone has different study habits and honestly if you’re a crammer, simply review your notes briefly a week before but the day before the final, start hardcore cramming right after school
  • when it’s the end of the school year, please don’t do homework the period before ..it’ll only stress you out
  • make study guides. make flashcards. make quizlets. make a study tool you’ll learn from. share with your friends, don’t be mean :) JK haha share with the people you trust and won’t share with the whole school
  • if you’re in the u.s., don’t start sat prep freshman year lmao…freshman year is a year to have fun not sit in a prep class for 4.5 hours every week!
  • by having fun i do not mean yolo-ing your grades, still attempt to reach dem high grades
  • make friends! old ,new ,recyclable reusable (haha jk)…introduce yourself to new people or just make friends through friends if you’re shy
  • go to school dances and school football games!
  • don’t be scared of upperclassmen we don’t bite :) (unless it’s right before a test)
  • DO. NOT. CHEAT. middle school may be lenient but high school is not.
  • don’t skip classes when there’s a test because you did not study for the said test because instead of taking the test right then and there, you now have to spend time trying to figure out when you can take the test
  • date if you want to but make sure it doesnt take over your studying/school
  • don’t forget to spend time with your family because they are numba 1!
  • for anyone with long hair that gets in the way: tie up your damn hair when you take a quiz/test/final
  • ask questions and don’t be like the deathly silent corner-sitting person i am right now in english
  • do extra credit that the teachers give you because that may not happen in the later sad (jk…i think) years of high school
  • bring your teachers kleenex, expo markers, etc., because who knows you might get a homework pass or sumthing ;)
  • high five people if they try to high five you even if theyre strangers (lmao based on personal experience which i failed)
  • don’t pull an all-nighter/half all nighter where it consists of you starting and finishing a project due the next day, or you’re just on your phone 24/7
  • please don’t do drugs in the back of the school
  • don’t compare yourself to other people :)
  • talk to your counselor / ta (homeroom) teacher!
  • don’t try to force yourself to be friends with popular people, just stay comfortable with the friend group you already have :)
  • if spending 30 minutes on makeup makes you feel good, do it and own it
  • when people cuss and you don’t cuss don’t look scandalized it’s kind of the norm (oops)
  • if you make a mistake/get a bad grade, don’t beat yourself over it. just move on. like after breakups.
  • don’t gossip about other people because they’re going to somehow find out and ignore you for a long time
  • if you’re dressing like a bum by the second month of school, don’t worry life is life
  • volunteer! with friends! by yourself! try to volunteer someplace where it’s every week and not just random places
  • do not cry over a low a because the student next to you that got a low b may feel like smacking you
  • don’t complain about one test and sleeping at 11 pm to an upperclassmen because… just don’t
  • bring a phone charger it’ll save you if you’re staying at school till 9pm that day for tech or something
  • don’t ditch class you ain’t a senior just yet
  • last of all: BE HAPPY

what a huge masterpost! but i hope it helps! freshman year was the best year of my life compared to sophomore year and now and i really wish that i followed the advice that i just gave!

(sorry this is kind of late and this is based on the experiences of my friends and moi)

[09.24.16] … {26/100 days of productivity}

One Pan Creamy Spinach Sauce

It’s hot, gooey, creamy, cheesy spinach sauce that’s good when you really need some comfort food after a long day. It works really well poured over a sturdy pasta or potatoes (though I think gnocchi works best) and you can dice up any left over proteins you’ve got in the fridge and add to it.

What you need:

  • 10 ounces of spinach (1 small bag, not frozen)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (1.5-2 tbs of pre-minced garlic in a jar)
  • 2 tbs oil/butter/whatever you like to use to keep things from sticking to the pan
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan (grated powder will not melt right)

How to do it:

  1. Heat oil/butter/etc in a large (10-12 inch) skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes once oil/butter/etc is hot.
  3. Add all the spinach to the skillet and mix it around to coat in the garlic (don’t worry if it’s a giant mountain, it’ll wilt down) and cook until it’s entirely wilted.
  4. Add all the heavy whipping cream and wait for it to simmer, then cook for 20 minutes at a simmer until it thickens slightly, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  5. Turn heat off but leave the skillet on the burner, add the Parmesan gradually while stirring and continue to stir until all the cheese is melted into the creamed spinach (you can absolutely add more cheese if you want it cheesier).
  6. (optional) Add any diced up proteins you want 
  7. Pour over carb of choice and enjoy

This makes several servings and you can make the sauce in advance and reheat it and then make the pasta/potatoes/etc as needed if you want. To heat up the sauce just add a splash of milk or cream and heat in the microwave or on the stove until hot.