far too much time and effort

Maybe, Possibly

Summary: Phil’s mother is adamant that he should be settling down, so invites one of his turbulent exes to an annual family get-together the following day. In a moment of panic, he tells her he’s already dating someone. With no other options, he turns to Dan.

Genre: Reality

Word Count: 9k

Warnings: Some swearing, references to alcohol

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Boku No hero Academia Light Novel No.2 Translations

t/n: I overly underestimated the difference in Japanese syntax structure to that of English, and it was honestly so hard trying to translate it in a way where it’d make sense, but not stray too much from what the original writing was trying to portray?? idk but, nonetheless, I’ve come to discover my enjoyment through translating ^_^ though I’d just want to point out my Japanese is far from native, I’m terrible and have become absolute poop over the last couple months, so please when reading, please understand and excuse grammatical errors, mistakes etc. 

I also want to mention that updates or translation won’t be frequent or anything :( as I’m doing this alongside my thesis atm, but will make the effort to update parts/chapters when I have time.

and last but not least, if you can, please try to refrain from reposting and, or at least credit this post! but yeah, thank you very much and I hope you enjoy! ^_^ <3

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New Years Resolutions 2017

I’ve made resolutions in the past and followed them spottily at best, but this year I’m making a proper effort to write down a list and stick to it:

Write every day.

Even if it’s just one sentence. Write every day. You wrote hundreds of thousands of words of terrible science fiction in middle school when you were bored and had no friends, dammit. You can do it as a much happier person and far better writer.

Waste less time.

When you have something to work on, just do it. Stop looking at your phone. Stop traipsing around and doing things that are decisively less of a priority. 

Work out more.

(Because you really fell off the wagon around mid-November.) Five times a week is ideal, and it needs to be real exercise like you used to do, running or cross fit or something else aerobic. You get back into shape quickly enough–no reason not to.

Read 52 books.

You fell short of this the past two years, and that’s fine! You read a lot of short fiction and academic papers too, so it’s not like you just aren’t reading. But 52 isn’t really all that lofty of a goal considering how fast you read. Just do a little every day, and don’t fall hopelessly behind the book per week pace.

Earn a better GPA than first semester.

You did well this fall! You transferred to a much more challenging institution and still made Dean’s List, so that’s great. But now that you’ve adjusted and aren’t taking a hellish economics class, you can do better.

Have at least one publication by the end of 2017.

This is your most ambitious resolution, and the least in your control. But you have a lot of people who believe in your writing and the stories you want to tell. You owe it to yourself to give it your best shot. In that vein:

Have no should-haves.

New Damian Wayne Headcanon

Damian’s reports used to be so overly detailed that even Batman grew bored reading them.

So to train him on how to share only relevant information, he handed Damian a highlighter and told him to only highlight the parts that were useful.

He highlighted everything.

It took everything within him to stop Bruce from facepalming. He then explained to Damian how to separate information that was actually relevant in the now vs information that, while useful, was empty information. A “moo point” as Dick liked to call it.

This time, he received the report back with only three lines highlighted. Three lines. Out of twelve double-sided pages.

Bruce knew then that the struggle was real.

Despite continued efforts on getting Damian to understand the balance of facts, he still receives reports that are either too detailed or leave out far too much information.

I know I'm all to blame
  • Me: nobody likes me
  • Me: *doesn't go out*
  • Me: why should I try...
  • Me: *doesn't talk to people*
  • Me: socializing is hard
  • Me: *doesn't make an effort to stay in contact with friends*
  • Me: everything is too much of an effort
  • Me: *stops doing activities I love*
  • Me: I bet they secretly hate me I mean I hate me so why shouldn't they
  • Me: *pushes people away*
  • Me: *stays locked up in room*
  • Me: *spends free time staring into space*
  • Me: *starts self loathing*
  • Me: *realizes I'm all alone now*
  • Me: *regretting everything*
  • Me: I know I'm to blame...for lost friends wasted time....I can't get out its too far gone how do I fix myself ?
  • Me: How do I make friends ?
  • Me: Where did it all go wrong?
  • Me: *gives up*
  • Source: anx-skinnygirl-94
Healthy Living

Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a struggle for me. I either put in too much time and effort to the point where it is an obsession or I put not nearly enough effort. I have an extremely hard time finding a balance, and that is something I’ve been working on lately. 

Today I ate a decent amount. I had cereal and a small amount of potatoes for breakfast, for lunch I had a bag of chips and some vegetarian lasagna, and for dinner I had ¼ of a Ben and Jerry’s and a microwave burrito with a couple of fries. Perfect? Far from it. But you know what? Today was a good day. 

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A long distance relationship doesn’t have to be draining. It can be motivating, inspiring, incredibly romantic and still feel as meaningful as any other relationship. It can be filled with adventure and be a lot of fun (even without traveling).

I see far too much negativity on the ldr tag and it makes me really sad to see so many couples suffering. You guys need to remember why exactly this relationship is worth the extra effort, and if you can’t find enough reasons then maybe this relationship isn’t meant to be. 

Chin up, LDR fam. We can fight the distance together. We are all here to talk to each other and support each other through difficult times. I doubt any of us assumed a LDR would be easy ^-^;; 

Fight with love and be passionate.

Anyone that is always open to talk to someone in need of advice, please comment on this post. Let’s show how caring the LDR community is.

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Slow Breaths

Summary:  Sorey is a big ball of energy, especially so when new books are on the line. This doesn’t mix so well when Mikleo would prefer a lazy day. But, he knows how to help Sorey wind down, and take the kind of deep, slow breaths that feel like he’s breathing for the first time in days.

Also known as: 4k words of concerted effort to kill you with fluff.

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Mikleo loved Sorey a lot, there was no question about it.  Although, some days, Sorey seemed far too interested in testing his resolve.  When the pounding on his door started, accompanied by calls of “Mikleo, Mikleo, wake up!” the bit of light he could see under his curtain indicated it was just barely dawn.  No matter if he didn’t need to sleep, he enjoyed it.  Almost as much as he did not enjoy being woken up from it at these kinds of hours.  He groaned and rolled onto his stomach so he could bury his face in the pillow and drag the blanket tight across his back.  He knew that luck would not be with him – Sorey was relentless if he wanted him up – but the few more minutes might be worth it.

There came a point, as Mikleo knew it would, when Sorey gave up on knocking and decided to just come in.  He heard the door swing open, and then felt a body hit his bed, bouncing him slightly up off the mattress.

“Good morning,” Sorey said, laying down on the bed so part of his weight rested on Mikleo’s back.  Then he started nuzzling his nose into the nape of his neck.

Mikleo hummed softly, in reply.  Maybe this wasn’t too bad after all.

Then the weight and warmth was gone.  “Come on, it’s time to get up.  You’re wasting daylight staying in bed!”

He sighed.  “I was about to forgive you.”

“I’ll make it up later.  But aren’t you excited?”

It took a moment for Mikleo to remember.  While he thought, turned to face Sorey so he could look at his expression and search it for clues.  He looked bright and excited, which wasn’t much of a clue; that was a normal look.  It did click eventually though.  “Oh, right, didn’t Gramps say he would have two new books for us today if we did our chores well?”

“Yes!”

“Hmm, okay.  Why don’t you get a head start and I’ll join you in a little bit.”  His intentions were fully to go back to sleep for at least a few hours.

It seemed that Sorey could see through him, because he frowned, even as he did start to climb off of the bed.  “But what about breakfast?”

“Oh, okay, you’re not here for me.  You’re here for food.”

“Well, I can’t do good work on an empty stomach,” Sorey said, while striking a pose with his hands on his hips.  Then he conceded, “I’m always here for you, though,” and leaned down to kiss Mikleo’s forehead, right in the center where the jewel of his circlet would normally rest.

The two of them had always been affectionate, but these kinds of touches were still relatively new to their relationship, and Lords but it still made Mikleo melt just a bit.  He supposed that now he would have to make a big breakfast in return. “I’ll get started on something once I get dressed.  Now go on, shoo.”

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Timed Prompt (20 min)

  • Prompt: Kyungsoo likes to exercise.

He feels the adrenaline pumping through his veins and the cool air whisking past his cheeks. It’s cold, but the exercises keep him warm in his jogging outfit.

Kyungsoo has been trying to lose weight since the early autumn, and he’s finally beginning to see the fruition of his efforts. Though he assumed it would take much more time, he’s grateful to see such results after remaining consistent with cardio for a month.

He still continues his routine of waking up every morning for a jog around the park. It’s something he does without much thought now and even finds joy in doing. The early morning is the best when there aren’t many pedestrians around and he has the open trail to himself. However, some days there is a man trailing not too far behind and he seems to run for the same amount of distance.

Kyungsoo has noticed him of course, the man is quite handsome. Even with the baggy clothes hanging loosely over the man’s frame, Kyungsoo could tell he’s well built and in good shape. The man keeps up, never faltering or stopping for a break, possessing great stamina.  

In hopes of being like this man one day, Kyungsoo runs every morning. He doesn’t dare talk to the stranger in fear of saying something embarrassing. Social anxiety creeps into his limbs easily and he begins to stutter and shake, words coming out in incoherent mumbling. It gets worse when he’s talking to the person he likes, and he likes this man. He would even go as far as claiming to have a crush on the guy. He hasn’t had a crush in years.

As he continues to jog around the park, he throws a glance over his shoulder and sure enough, the man is behind him. He becomes self-conscious of the way he runs. Thoughts of appearing graceful and light on his toes enter his mind. And while lost in thought, he trips over how own two feet and falls to the ground.

Grunting, he places his palms on the ground and rolls over to his bottom. The stranger rushes to his side, having witnessed the entire thing. He helps Kyungsoo sit up correctly, and the man’s palm rests on the lower part of his back. Kyungsoo would have blushed in his cheeks, if it wasn’t for the sharp pang throbbing in his ankle.

“Are you alright?” His soft voice drifts along the air and Kyungsoo is momentarily stunned. He’s never heard the man speak before and it’s oddly pleasing to his ears. His voice suits him well, Kyungsoo thinks.

“I j-just h-hurt my ankle.” Kyungsoo lowers his head, embarrassed.

“I see. Mind if I take a look?” The man asks with eyes trained on his ankle before he brings his gaze up to look at Kyungsoo in the face. Kyungsoo simply nods his head, words failing him in this very moment. The man rolls up his sweatpants and dips his head to get a better look. His warm fingers brush against Kyungsoo’s skin, and he wonders how could someone have such warm hands after running in the cold. “It’ll definitely swell. Do you live far from here?” Kyungsoo’s face heats up again, eyes growing wide, “I’m sorry, that was a weird question, wasn’t it?” The man brushes his nape, then perks up with a smile. “I’m Jongin.” He offers his hand, which Kyungsoo shakes with a timid smile. “I live in the apartment complex there.” Jongin points across the park to a group of buildings, “And I see you run here every morning. It’s really admirable…”

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This is the best method I’ve found so far for learning Farsi (Persian) letters!

There are a lot of videos online that simply present a long list of letters and tell you how they sound. Some will show you their initial, middle, and final position, and even present you with a few words to practice reading, but both of these methods are really overwhelming! This guy has a simple way of teaching a few letters at a time and connecting them with others one by one, again and again, like a “memory game.” If you follow along with a pen and a notebook, you can learn to write without too much effort.

The video above is the first in a series.

ADHD treatment so far

A couple people have asked, so I wanted to talk a little bit about how things are going with my treatment for ADHD. 

First thing is, if I had any doubt about the diagnosis, it’s gone now. For one thing, after nearly ten days on Adderall, I can literally feel a difference in my thought patterns. The distance between “I need to do this thing” and actually doing the thing is far shorter and I spend a lot less time going “ennnnh I don’t wanna it’s too hard”. The effort it takes is SO much less. It’s easier to break down big tasks into manageable chunks, and then DO those chunks. Everything is less effort, basically. I’ve been a lot more productive, with less mental anguish over it. It’s not perfect, but then, I’m also still on a half-dosage until tomorrow, so we’ll see.

One really interesting thing is that I’m having some additional mental clarity and insight into my behavior. I’m starting to be able to see which of my maladaptive traits are habits that I can actually work on fixing now, vs. pure brain chemistry. Basically, I have more brain power overall now, and it’s kind of miraculous.

As far as side effects go, they’ve been pretty minimal. I had a small anxiety spike the first day, and a day or two of digestive issues. The big things I’m dealing with right now are insomnia and decreased appetite. The latter, frankly, isn’t the worst thing that could happen to me, but I am having to make sure I’m eating enough. On Wednesday I didn’t, and I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get anything done–hello, I barely ate! The insomnia’s an easy enough fix, a super low dose of Trazodone takes care of it. And I don’t know if both of these will fade with time. Usually side effects for me are short-term.

The biggest thing I think I’d say about all this is that if you’re a woman who feels like you have constant problems with motivation and follow through and if you feel scattered and out of control a lot of the time? Like you just don’t know why you can’t be a functional adult like everybody else? Look into getting tested. Because when we were kids, nobody thought girls ever had ADHD because it looks so different for us, and often doesn’t turn into a huge problem until adulthood. 

Overall, this has been an amazing week or so, honestly. I’m interested to see how things keep getting better.

184. Anyone outside of Slytherin misconceive that Slytherin’s interest in them because every time the Slytherin goes out with that person on platonic dates, they are the definition of aesthetics, which makes the person wonder how far the Slytherin are reading into the outing. But the person who’s reading too much is any non-Slytherin. A Slytherin knows what it’s all about and it doesn’t matter who the Slytherin’s with or what they’re doing. It’s all about 110% effort every day.

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All right, here’s how colouring is going.

I’ve played with flat colour and full colour a bit to find out what happens. This is what I’ve discovered.

Flat colour isn’t great. It makes things look off and deteriorates the characters a little.

Full colour is lovely, I might have to shrink or play with the pupils I currently have drawn, but it’s the much better option. It also doesn’t take as much time as I believed it would and I think you can see it’s worth the effort.    


As far as Backgrounds go, fulling colouring them take way too long. The current solution is to give them a selection of flat colours, which is something I’ll experiment with a bit more. The colouring of backgrounds might be something I need to outsource to some other SU fans who wouldn’t mind helping out. Maybe I’ll put out an open call for colourists assistance when the line art is done.

Virgo Sun & Taurus Moon Confession, submitted by a follower

I sometimes run out of words to express my feelings. I try to cover it up with metaphors but nothing seems to translate properly what I think and feel. Maybe I think too much, maybe I talk too much, maybe I should start writing much more. Also I am very stubborn when it comes to what I want. When I find myself pursuing a potential love interest, I will most likely try to win them over somehow, going as far as to giving too much of myself. However, I get extremely conflicted when I realize they are not worth my time and effort. My stubbornness still wants me to keep going but the logical part of me is telling me to stop and walk away. [info on sun and moon signs]

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un-living-perfection 👑😌

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Thoughts on the character: Not gonna lie, I’ve always liked seeing Nefera on screen, even though it’s hard to ever see her.She’s a very interesting character, but sadly, Mattel barely did show her in canon.

Have you interacted before: Sure ^^

Favorite part of portrayal: I just love how much effort you put into Nefera, okay? Even though she can go too far at times, it’s just her, huh?

One piece of advice: Just keep playing her so amazingly, okay?

A verse (mine or theirs) I want a thread in: Uhh… ours? We don’t have other verses as far as I know.

Thoughts on the mun: You’re a very nice friend, I just love it when we talk about literally anything!

The months leading up to Lothric’s sacrifice were very rough on Lorian, who had to wait them out knowing that his brother was almost certainly going to die. It was just like waiting out somebody with a terminal illness, somebody whose life support would soon be pulled, mourning for somebody who wasn’t yet dead. By now his doubts were well known and effort was made to keep the two of them apart, for fear that Lorian would try something, kidnapping his brother or even killing him before the ceremony could take place. Lorian did consider the former, but he knew it was much too late, that he would be easily caught before he could make it far. He didn’t do much eating or sleeping and would mostly sit in solitude, or spend time with his wyvern, unwilling to see anybody else. He did not make up his mind until he actually watched Lothric reach for the flame.

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Dude, this isn't even about morals or values anymore. You're all taking this too far. She can get into serious legal trouble for doing that, mistake or not. You guys are really gonna take it to that level of petty? Why waste your fucking time? She does what she wants. Karma will catch up to her, we don't have to put in any effort to make it happen. Wow, I can't even believe some of you hate her that much to take it to such extremes.