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Alternative Study Spots

I recently received a question, asking me to make a post about study spots that AREN’T your university library, along with what to bring with in order to efficiently study. This really depends on your university and their campus… but I will do this to the best of my ability. 

As far as what you need to study at each location is typically up to your discretion and dependent on what you need to accomplish your study and homework tasks. I generalized my answers for that for each location to what I would bring.

  1. Coffee Shop: (Yes, you can go to other shops that AREN’t Starbucks, too!)
    1. Perks of studying here: 
      1. The background noise of a coffee shop is actually known to help increase productivity and focus/concentration.
      2. Coffee, snacks, and treats are available to you at all times!
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones, just in case!
  2. Empty Classrooms
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Allows your mental state to get into the “study mood” because of the location and surroundings.
      2. Typically extremely quiet and will allow you to do your own thing.
        1. Side note: Be aware of whether or not you needed to rent out the room you want to use before you do it… Otherwise you may get kicked out for a class.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones, as per usual. I like to listen to piano music when I study. (I have a playlist on Spotify for it!)
  3. School “Union”:
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Gives you the background noise for concentration as mentioned with a coffee shop.
      2. Has comfy lounge chairs, couches, etc. along with regular tables and chairs.
      3. Sometimes has vending machines or food shops/coffee shops.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones, just in case.
  4. Laundry Room:
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Gives you the background noise.
      2. Freshens up the “typical” study spots.
      3. Sitting on top of a washer or dryer makes you have good posture, which can lead to better concentration and focus.
      4. You can get laundry done AND be productive at the same time.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones
      3. Small back pillow, just in case. 
  5. Study Rooms In Your Dorm (my dorm has 2 study rooms per floor):
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Allows you to leave the room and be in a new surrounding.
      2. Sometimes gives you the kick in the butt to finish what you need to finish because others typically come in and out of the room to study/do homework as well.
      3. Sometimes quiet study hours are enforced which provides you guaranteed silence while you work.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones, just in case. 
  6. Lounge In Your Dorm (my dorm has a lounge on the main floor):
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Allows you to be surrounded by other students getting work done to motivate you.
      2. Gives you the kick in the butt to focus and stay on track due to the constant filing in/out of other students coming and going.
      3. Gives you the quiet murmurs of other students for background noise to help focus.
      4. Sometimes strict quiet hours are enforced here as well which provides you guaranteed silence while you work.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones, just in case. 
  7. Dining Hall:
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. A little noisy, but you can still hunker down and focus.
      2. Food is around you and drinks.
      3. Typically during off hours the dining hall is WAY more quiet and has other students trying to focus as well.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones
  8. Tutoring Center:
    1. Perks of studying here:
      1. Usually has quiet chit chat for background noise.
      2. Help is around you if you need it.
    2. What you need to study here:
      1. Books, laptop, notebooks, notecards, pens, pencils, etc.
      2. Headphones

Hopefully this helps, or helps jog your memory about other possible study spots on your campus when the library is just getting old. 

Happy studying!!

xx

I updated my description for the first time since I started my blog (like 4 years ago) and only did so to highlight my status as Yuri on Ice trash.

I’m sorry if you followed me for something else at some point in time, but this is all that matters to me now. :’)

Band Class
  • Today in Band Class!
  • *class starts*
  • Tuba: *dicking around*
  • French Horn: Tuba! *turns around* Trombone!
  • Trombone: *emptying spit into flute case* What?
  • Flute: AHHHHHHHH EWWWWW SPIT
  • Everyone except percussion: SHUT UP FLUTE
  • Percussion: Lol ikr
  • Tuba: AHHHHH I DROPPED IT
  • Everyone else: AHHHHHH TUBA DROPPED IT
  • Clarinet: Goddammit Tuba.
  • Euphonium: Tuba, you okay?
  • Oboe: NOOOOOO THE REED
  • Bassoon: Fuck *raises hand* BD, I don't know where my stand is.
  • Alto Sax: *ACTUALLY PRACTICING*
  • Bari Sax: Horn, do you know where my ligature is?
  • French Horn: Check Flute's case
  • Trumpet: *plays as loudly as possible*
  • Clarinet: *dies*
  • Bass Clarinet: TRUMPET STOP IT
  • Tenor Sax: Bass Clarinet, I need a reed.
  • Bass Clarinet: Fuck you
  • Band Director: Hey guys, let's play scales.
  • Trombone: BLAGDHBJESFDGHACBXCMFDSJKRUKHTL
  • Oboe: I NEED A NEW REED
  • Tuba: Are you alive, big guy? *whispers prayer* I swear, this is the last time I ever drop you--IT'S NOT DENTED WOOOHOO
  • Band Director: Hey guys, let's play scales!
  • Clarinet: Bad reed, bad reed, bad reed, ooh okay reed, bad reed, decent reed!
  • Saxophones: BD, none of us have our straps.
  • French Horn: *sigh* Check Trombone's case.
  • Band Director: HEY GUYS LET'S PLAY SCALES!
  • Brass Section minus Horn: *erupts into a rousing round of Humpty Dumpty*
  • Clarinet: *joins Brass*
  • Flute: Eww Brass. Ewww Clarinet.
  • Band Director: *transforms into fire-breathing dragon* EVERYONE PLAY CONCERT D-FLAT MAJOR SCALE NOW
  • Everyone: *plays scale*
  • Oboe: *sob* I broke my reed
Bordeline personality disorder in killing stalking

As someone who is diagnosed with bpd, i feel bum,i think if you overlook the situation in the comic it seems as the comic shows bpd as a “crazy stalker” but honestly, bpd is such a serious disorder,Bum is completely alone doesnt have friends and is a victim of abuse by his uncle(something that must have been going for most of his life.

AND HE HAS AN UNTREATED MENTAL ILLNESS.

bpd is such a difficult disorder,it can make you do stuff you wouldnt think of doing just to cope with the feeling of emptiness,in this case i feel bum grabbed into the illusion of a pretty boy and got obsessed, i think most bpd sufferers can become obsessedwith trivial things, because of the “white or black” vision of the world, if i was on his shoes i can see myself getting obsessed over someone that makes me feel good to escape the loneliness,which is fucking horrible by x1000 when you have bpd.

anyway thats how i see it,any others with bpd have opinions on the matter?

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You can never have too much supplies.

This is my portable, on-the-go kit. I support harm reduction within the community by sharing as much supplies as I can with those in need. I restock this kit every day. I take it everywhere I go.

Top: BD U100 syringes [x12], sterile water [x17], sterile spoons [x4], and a stethoscope [for doctoring purposes 😉]

Bottom [left]: Vials [x3] [1/cottons, 1/drugs, 1 /empty], pipe + pipe case, torch lighter, BIC lighter, glass plate, scale, tissue paper, tourniquet [x4], capsules, baggies, elastic bands, using kit [scraping tools, sniffing straw, scissors, funnel], surface mirror

Bottom [right]: stericup [x5], sterile alcohol wipes, polysporin, bandaids, portable sharps disposal

D-Day, Juno Beach. The Canadians of the North Shore Regiment went ashore on Nan sector, Red Beach. Before them lay the small seaside village of St. Aubin-sur-Mer. Dominating the beach was WN27, a defensive position consisting of a 50 mm anti-tank gun in a small bunker. The gun caused serious troubles in the early stages of the landings knocking out the first DD tanks to arrive, one of which can be seen in the distance, near the wall. It was finally dealt with by other tanks with a Centaur hitting the bunker with a 95mm shell. In the aftermath more than 70 empty shell casings were spread around the bunker, attesting to the gun crew’s resolution to fight. The bunker and gun are still ‘in situ’ today, (the gun now facing west instead of east) bearing the markings of those hours of fighting (see comments below for modern photos).

Days later, on June 10th, P-47 (42-76279) from 365th Fighter-Bomber Group, 386th Fighter Squadron, crashed landed on the sea near St. Aubin, the aircraft being recovered the next day and brought back to the beach. Unfortunately, the pilot, 2nd Lieutenant John Alfred Weese, lost his life as a result of the crash landing. In comments you may read the official statement given by his flight leader on the accident.

Original Photo source - Heimdal Coll.

“he’s gone,” they say,
“he is decaying in the earth.
his own shadow
does not recognize him.”


but i say -
with my glitter-teeth smile -


watch me dig him up
and take him between my palms.
watch me kiss the dirt
from the corners of his eyes,
watch me wash
his bloody knuckles clean.


i will hold him,
i will warm him by the fire
and dress him in new
clean clothes.
i will be his pulse.
i will help him breathe.


“he’s a lost cause,” they say,
“he is hollow and echoing
like an empty bullet casing.”


but i say -
with his face tucked into
the crook of my neck -


watch me carry him
out of the dead land.
watch me hold him in the warmth
until he thaws.
and then,
with his head
pressed against my heart,


watch me bring him back to life.

—  o.g.k

“If I can convince a sniper to reconsider shooting John, I’m sure I can convince you to reconsider not dating me.”

anonymous asked:

What about 'Alexander'? ^-^

Satisfaction and sly smiles. A knife glinting in the dark and crimson seeping from the bullet holes in your clothes. A library card, filled out to the bottom and an empty bullet casing.