for the third time in 5 hours

studiofruke  asked:

15 + 27 :D

  1. How long does an average piece take you to complete?

it varies from piece-to-piece depending on the composition and complexity. 

Prints usually take me around 2-3 days just because I work on such a huge scale and theres a lot of small shit to tweak.

As far as commissions go: Headshots/busts take me just about 2-3 hours each while (unarmored) fullbodies take me around 4-5 uninterrupted. 

The longest part of my process is always sketching and takes up at least a third of the time spent on a piece. Once I have a decent base-sketch made though, I just space-out and line/color is just zen to me lol.

  1. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?

I give literally everything it’s own layer and end up having to group my layers like this so i dont have to scroll ENDLESSLY to find specific layers.

My recent wrathion drawing was 70+ layers because im an idiot.

If youre interested in studying how to group your layers better or just want to see more of how I set up my digital pieces and how to break them down: I offer full .PSD files for study to 10$ patrons on my patreon.

8 Things Successful Students Do

Hey everyone! A lovely man named Mike Strangstalien, MA, MFT, LPC, NCC decided to compile a list of 8 things successful people do. He has been working on this list since 1994 and continues to update this list as he does more research. I decided to share some of his amazing work here with you all by summarizing his main points. Enjoy and good luck!

1. They raise their hand in class.

Now, this may seem trivial and sometimes you’re left with the question, “How can I speak up in class if I don’t even know what I don’t know?”. However, its been proven that people who raise their hand and ask questions tend to do better. If you are unsure of a question to ask, a good technique is to go home and review the material and the next day at the beginning of class, ask your question. This not only gets you to actively participate in class, but you begin to think about the information you learned and are able to commit it to long term memory.

2. They establish routine and structure.

During the day you should try to complete your homework so that at night you can spend your time studying, reviewing and consolidating. Its been proven that studying something before bed can commit it to long term memory. Doing work at night when you’re tired can lead to poor performance and may not commit things to memory if its the first time you’re seeing the information. 

Also, try to go to bed BEFORE 1:30 am! Why is this important? Your serotonin is used up during the day (about 90%)  and is reassembled if you get to bed by 1:30. If you go to bed past 1:30 twice in a row, you miss your key opportunity to replace it and you’re left with only 10%! Do this again and you’re down to only 1%. This affects your concentration, focus, attention, motivation and memory. 

3. They go to office hours.

Those who go to office hours at least 8 times during the semester yield, on average, 0.5-1.2 grade points HIGHER than their non-attending counter parts. The main reason people don’t go to office hours is a fear of looking “dumb”. However, if you just admit to your professor or TA that you’re completely lost, they can help re-teach. Remember to be honest about your confusion because otherwise they may start their explanation off the assumption that you already know something and you’ll have wasted your time and your professor’s. This can be the difference between a C and an A! 

4. They prepare for each lecture.

Preparation for each lecture is essential. Begin by reviewing any information from the last lecture within 24 hours of first receiving this information, otherwise you lose valuable time to commit it to long term memory. Additionally, quick read assigned readings so that the lecture can consolidate what you read. After the lecture, spend about 5 minutes summarizing the major points and look up any vocabulary you didn’t recognize. This all compiles into the three-read principle. 1. Read the textbook (or other materials) beforehand. 2. Reread after the lecture and try to find the main points in the reading. 3. Reread a third time and write notes as though you plan to teach the information. This means simplifying and not writing down unnecessary information. 

5. They remain actively involved when learning, attending lecture, and while studying. 

I have a post about active studying techniques which you can find here. Active learning requires not only that you consciously try to pay attention, but also that you maintain your motivation to learn the material, the willingness to complete the tasks at hand needed to learn it, and saying to yourself, “I am excited to learn something new and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to do it”. Remember, there are kids in other countries literally dying for the right to an education. Your education is luxury, not a right. Additionally, every 15 minutes, stop and ask yourself, “how does this fit into the main idea,” and “what is it that I just read and how can I form study questions from it?”. 

6. They take responsibility for their learning.

Although your professor is there to provide you with the information, it is not their job to make sure you learn it. Often times students fail because they expect the professor to try hard to help them. This is a harmful way of thinking and it can lead to failed exams. Those who take responsibility will make sure they seek help when they need it and they will make sure they search for resources outside of what is provided. If you’re really struggling with a concept, try Kahn Academy, YouTube or asking a TA. Its up to you to earn the A, not your professor. Also, keep track of your own grades and assignments that you turn in. This way if you need to see someone for help, you’re not disadvantaged because you waited until the grades were updated online after you threw away graded papers. 

7. They understand the work load and are prepared to study 7 days a week.

Not everyone can study for hours on end every day. For this reason, those who are successful make sure they break down their studying into 25 minute intervals. Additionally, make sure you touch on this information every single day to keep your brain ready for the class when it comes time and you can avoid procrastination. You also need to be prepared for repeated exposure. This means reviewing the same material 3-7 times. This highly increases your likelihood to not only learn the information for exam, but not become guilty of the “pump-and-dump”. This is especially helpful for anyone pursuing medical school or graduate school. 

8. They have no use for negative self-talk and they are honest with themselves.

You cant commit things to memory if you feel down or you are angry with yourself! Those who are successful maintain the mentality of, “I know that hard work and commitment will lead to success,” and, “I am capable, intelligent, and worthy of excellent grades”. They also understand that any grade they receive is earned and not given. Additionally, they understand that even at the end of the day, if they get bad grades they know for a fact that they tried their hardest. Self-criticism can be more harmful than good. Never scold yourself for missing homework, doing bad on an exam, or being confused. Instead, search for ways to actually CHANGE your behavior. A change in you mentality may sound silly, but it may be the difference between having the motivation to study a little harder and laying in bed feeling bad about yourself. BE HONEST. If you are really struggling and going to office hours and studying isn't helping, drop your pride and try to find a tutor. If a tutor isn’t in the books for you due to financial situations, explain this to your professor and see if you can schedule more one-on-one time. 

Suga Kenta and Kimura Tatsunari
Livedoor Interview Translation

Translation continues under the Read More.  It’s important to note the actual interview took place about a month ago, it’s just this second part is now finally published.

Q: This will be my third interview with the two of you after the re-run “View from the Top,” and “Karasuno, Revival!” 

Kenta: Whoo! [applause] Thank you each and every time!
Tatsunari: That’s right, and for this particular production…
Kenta: Whoah whoah, no, too fast! [laughs] They haven’t asked us anything yet!

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Sui/Han at a Team VISA 2018 Winter Olympics signing ceremony, 4/25

Photos by @藻藻AlgaeZzz. Video clips by @新浪冰雪.

Part 1 - Wenjing & Cong thank the audience for supporting them

Part 2 - Playing a clip about Sui/Han’s career, injury, and World title

Part 3

Q: Who is the “teacher” in their partnership? Wenjing says they are a team and they are the same, they both learn and work hard to improve themselves. Though she was stuck in the hospital for a few months, Han Cong continued to train and run ahead. After she came back she thought, oh, he’s way ahead of me now, and then she had to run extra hard to catch up. In pairs skating, both partners have to reach the same level, and scores are given based on the weakest element. It’s very important to get both partners to the same level so they train and learn everything together - though she might still be the slightly weaker partner right now. Cong says pretty much the same thing.

Q: Have they ever bought/received gifts for/from each other when something momentous happened? Wenjing: Yes, but she doesn’t remember right now (everyone laughs). At an event this season she saw a ukelele and thought it was really pretty, then Cong bought one for her. She doesn’t even really like it, she just thought it was pretty, so this gift sticks out in her memory.

Q: Has Han Cong ever given a gift that he put a lot of thought/emotion into? Cong: Not really. One time they were competing at (2015) 4CC in Korea (Interviewer: “I bet this was the 4CC you won.”) Actually, they placed 4th that time (everyone laughs). One of their spins was invalidated and they felt very disappointed, so they went out and bought matching bags. It encouraged them and gave them the feeling that they would do better at Worlds that season. VISA cards support them everywhere in the world (everyone laughs).

Part 4

Sui/Han talk about staying in Helsinki for 2 days after Worlds to meet the presidents of China and Finland. They were very honored by the experience.

Q: What have they been doing lately? Wenjing: They just came back from Canada the day before, where they were getting new choreography and preparing for the new season.

Q: What is their new music? Wenjing: They have picked out new music but it’s a secret for now.

Q: Is the music more Western or Chinese? Wenjing: It’s a secret.

Q: Why did they choose “Bridge Over Troubled Water”? Wenjing: Last year they made a very big decision (to get surgery). Since 2012 the ligaments in her feet have been broken and some of the bone was also shattered. She has been bearing it for years because she loves skating and really wants to continue, even though it hurts. Before the surgery she was really struggling and their results were not very good. But because they had these results, they are standing here today.

Q: How did Han Cong feel while waiting for Wenjing’s surgery to end? Cong: The surgery wasn’t supposed to last very long, but it ended up 2-3 hours longer than expected. He was waiting there along with Wenjing’s mother and all the Team China leaders. When they pushed Wenjing out her face was white and she was smiling, “It’s finally over, I could hear them grinding my bones.” Wenjing: Before they gave her more anesthetics she could “taste” the saw grinding at her bones, there was a burning taste. It was pretty scary, she was crying nonstop the first hour, laughing deliriously the second, and she can’t remember the third hour so she probably fell asleep.

Part 5

Wenjing says she doesn’t understand money very well, she just swipes her credit card and leaves the bills to her mom (everyone laughs).

Asked to say something to their partner: Wenjing is thankful for meeting Han Cong on her figure skating journey. When she was little and didn’t really understand the world, he was like a locomotive pulling her ahead. Though she now has her own goals and knows what she needs to do, there are still times she’s uncertain, and during those times he is like a lamp shining on her and helping her go in a better direction. She thanks him for staying by her side all these years, no matter what they went through, they walked through pain and hardships together. This year is their 10th year of partnership, when she was in Canada she sent out a weibo message about it. This is their first 10 years and they received their first present, their first World title. In their next 10 years she hopes they will achieve even better results.

Cong: Wenjing in his heart is an incredibly strong, determined girl. She’s more amazing than all other girls. In these 10 years, especially the previous year, she suffered such a serious injury, went through the torture of surgery and rehab. Compared to others she had very little time to train, but in this time she was able to regain a level that allowed them to win the World Championships. She has given far more effort than him, suffered through far more pain than him. He hopes the future will hold no more pain for her, and in order to win more titles, they will continue to work hard together.

100 Photography Tips - Eric Kim

I read this multiple times a week.

1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.
2. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
3. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer.
4. Photo editing is an art in itself
5. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.
6. Macro photography isn’t for everybody.
7. UV filters work just as well as lens caps.
8. Go outside and shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
9. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
10. Film isn’t better than digital.
11. Digital isn’t better than film.
12. There is no “magic” camera or lens.
13. Better lenses don’t give you better photos.
14. Spend less time looking at other people’s work and more time shooting your own.
15. Don’t take your DSLR to parties.
16. Being a photographer is sexy.
17. Making your photos b/w doesn’t automatically make them “artsy”
18. People will always discredit your work if you tell them you “photoshop” your images. Rather, tell them that you process them in the “digital darkroom”.
19. You don’t need to take a photo of everything.
20. Have at least 2 backups of all your images. Like they say in war, two is one, one is none.
21. Ditch the neck strap and get a handstrap.
22. Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.
23. Be a part of a scene while taking a photo; not a voyeur.
24. Taking a photo crouched often make your photos look more interesting.
25. Worry less about technical aspects and focus more on compositional aspects of photography.
26. Tape up any logos on your camera with black gaffers tape- it brings a lot less attention to you.
27. Always underexpose by 2/3rds of a stop when shooting in broad daylight.
28. The more photos you take, the better you get.
29. Don’t be afraid to take several photos of the same scene at different exposures, angles, or apertures.
30. Only show your best photos.
31. A point-and-shoot is still a camera.
32. Join an online photography forum.
33. Critique the works of others.
34. Think before you shoot.
35. A good photo shouldn’t require explanation (although background information often adds to an image). *
36. Alcohol and photography do not mix well.
37. Draw inspiration from other photographers but never worship them.
38. Grain is beautiful.
39. Ditch the photo backpack and get a messenger bag. It makes getting your lenses and camera a whole lot easier.
40. Simplicity is key.
41. The definition of photography is: “painting with light.” Use light in your favor.
42. Find your style of photography and stick with it.
43. Having a second monitor is the best thing ever for photo processing.
44. Silver EFEX pro is the best b/w converter.
45. Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere.
46. Never let photography get in the way of enjoying life.
47. Don’t pamper your camera. Use and abuse it.
48. Take straight photos.
49. Shoot with confidence.
50. Photography and juxtaposition are best friends.
51. Print out your photos big. They will make you happy.
52. Give your photos to friends.
53. Give them to strangers.
54. Don’t forget to frame them.
55. Costco prints are cheap and look great.
56. Go out and take photos with (a) friend(s).
57. Join a photo club or start one for yourself.
58. Photos make great presents.
59. Taking photos of strangers is thrilling.
60. Candid>Posed.
61. Natural light is the best light.
62. 35mm (on full frame) is the best “walk-around” focal length.
63. Don’t be afraid to bump up your ISO when necessary.
64. You don’t need to always bring a tripod with you everywhere you go (hell, I don’t even own one).
65. It is always better to underexpose than overexpose.
66. Shooting photos of homeless people in an attempt to be “artsy” is exploitation.
67. You will find the best photo opportunities in the least likely situations.
68. Photos are always more interesting with the human element included.
69. You can’t “photoshop” bad images into good ones.
70. Nowadays everybody is a photographer.
71. You don’t need to fly to Paris to get good photos; the best photo opportunities are in your backyard.
72. People with DSLRS who shoot portraits with their grip pointed downwards look like morons.
73. Cameras as tools, not toys.
74. In terms of composition, photography and painting aren’t much different.
75. Photography isn’t a hobby- it’s a lifestyle.
76. Make photos, not excuses.
77. Be original in your photography. Don’t try to copy the style of others.
78. The best photographs tell stories that begs the viewer for more.
79. Any cameras but black ones draw too much attention.
80. The more gear you carry around with you the less you will enjoy photography.
81. Good self-portraits are harder to take than they seem.
82. Laughter always draws out peoples’ true character in a photograph.
83. Don’t look suspicious when taking photos- blend in with the environment.
84. Landscape photography can become dull after a while.
85. Have fun while taking photos.
86. Never delete any of your photos.
87. Be respectful when taking photos of people or places.
88. When taking candid photos of people in the street, it is easier to use a wide-angle than a telephoto lens.
89. Travel and photography are the perfect pair.
90. Learn how to read a histogram.
91. A noisy photo is better than a blurry one.
92. Don’t be afraid to take photos in the rain.
93. Learn how to enjoy the moment, rather than relentlessly trying to capture the perfect picture of it.
94. Never take photos on an empty stomach.
95. You will discover a lot about yourself through your photography.
96. Never hoard your photographic insight- share it with the world.
97. Never stop taking photos
98. Photography is more than simply taking photos, it is a philosophy of life
99. Capture the decisive moment
100. Write your own list.

Fuck managers story!

So, two days ago I tried to clock in and the machine we use to clock in tells me “You are no longer employed here”. I was never talked to, never informed of any wrong doings, or even called, so I go up to my GM to see what’s up. This incompetent fool of a manager tells me that it’s a glitch from last night. I shrug it off and he tells me to just count my hours.

12:30, he comes up to me. “I may have accidentally fired you”. Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Thats ridiculous! How does that happen?!’ and I was thinking the same thing so I asked him how that happened.

His response: “I fired 30 people a while ago and never took them off the list of hired people. I accidentally fired you by hitting a clear all button.”

First of all, how the fuck??? How do you leave Thirty, a big Three Zero, people in a hired list without taking them off after firing them??? Second, how do you even have a clear all button????? Third, Why Was I On The List?!?!?

The story doesn’t end here, no. The incompetence of my GM goes farther. He I’ve told him 5 times now that he needs to add my hours that weren’t counted. Five Times. He hasn’t added my hours. I’m six and a half hours short. If he doesn’t have them in by tomorrow then I’m calling someone higher than him. I’m sure they’d love to hear the stories of his incompetence that I’ve experienced within the two weeks that I’ve been working there.

Extracts from the Seattle Police Department Reports (end of 1975, beginning of 1976). I left out some parts. It’s basically Ted trolling the detectives following him. If you want to read the whole thing, it’s all in The Bundy Secrets. :

Surveillance of Homicide Suspect by Roger Dunn

This is to be a 24 hr. surveillance of a possible homicide suspect. He is to be watched as closely as possible. He is not to be arrested or confronted in any way unless he commits some overt act warranting immediate arrest (felony or other dangerous act.) Maintain running log of activity.

The subject of this surveillance is Theodore Bundy, WM 29 5-10 160 med. Bld. Brown, hair short, (mod) curly.

11 - 27 - 75

Mackie related that Bundy showed up at Horatio’s Restaurant where Liz Kloepfer was having dinner with some friends. He wanted Liz to leave with him but she refused but did meet him at her place later that night.

12 - 2 - 75

1400 Hrs. He had lunch with Ann Rule at the Pittsbourg, etc. in Pioneer Square. He did not say anything incriminating, was totally relaxed but did ask a lot of questions about what was going on here and stated he wanted to talk to the police.

12 - 5 - 75

1630 hours Subject and small W-F left the house in ABQ 894, drove to U of W Hospital. There he picked up W-F. went south-bound on I-5 into Pioneer Square. Tried to lose us and was successful. Officer Augerson found car parked in the 100 blk S. Washington a short time later unoccupied.

1809 hours Subject and both females returned to the car walking south-bound from Yesler on Occidental Ave S. drove uptown on third Ave, tried to lose us around 6th and 7th Pike and Olive - unsuccessful. Subject pull to the curb and turn out his lights, then pull away again. Subject got on the freeway northbound and drove to Northgate arriving there at 1830 hours. They parked in the lot south of 103rd and entered the complex - did not follow.

1930 hours Subject, girlfriend and the little girl came out of Northgate complex and entered their vehicle. They drove back to I-5 and went northbound to 145th, where they exited and went over to Aurore Stopped at JB’s hamburger restaurant.

12 - 8 - 75

1600 hrs. Subject came out of door of loc #2, emptied the garbage and waved at Sutlovich, then walked to the surveillance vehicle and asked if Sutlovich was a police officer, at the same time stating that the vehicle that Sutlovich was in was the same one that followed him last Saturday night. He got no reply and then continued passing the time of the day with small talk, then went back to the residence. He was wearing a long sleeved turtleneck sweater and jeans.

1607 hrs. Subject came back out of Loc #2 wearing also a blue jacket and glasses. He walked over again to Sutlovich and stated that he was going to pick up his laundry, Sutlovich followed him to a cleaners at approx 42 NE and University Way, then back to Location #2. Arrived back at 1700 hrs.

1700 hrs. Subject contacted Sutlovich again and asked if the surveillance was for his protection. Sutlovich informed him that he could consider that. He then stated that’s good, that he doesn’t have anything against the police, that he was wondering why the surveillance just started since he came back to town a week ago. Sutlovich then asked him if he would be going anywhere soon. He asked “You mean back in Utah”. Sutlovich said no, tonight. He stated that he mey be going over to Vortmans in Magnolia, then walked back to Location #2 and entered.

12 - 9 - 75

0815hrs. Susp. left house with Liz Kloepfer daughter and got into his veh. Dropped daughter off at school. Susp. went E/B on NE 52 and lost us in traffic after crossing 15 NE. Search made for veh. Proved negative.

1 - 12 - 76

Bundy in the area of 47th and 16th N.E. He just disappeared.

2135 hrs. Bundy went out the front of the house. He approached Det. Gillis, who was parked on the southwest corner of the intersection of 18th and 52nd. He took Gillis’ picture. He then walked down towards the alley where I’m parked and come up to the front of the car and bent down to where he could see my license plate, and he wrote my license number down. He then walked south back through the alley up to 52nd. I got out on foot and followed him. He stopped at the corner and started talking to Det. Gillis, who by this time was out on foot. At this time I then approached Bundy, and we all three talked for a little bit. He wanted to know why we were following him, what took us so long - he’s been in town a week. He said he tried to get a hold of Capt. Leich and Capt. Mackie to find out why, and he said he didn’t have any beef with the guys out on the street, and he said he might have to go back to court on the 20th of this month - he doesn’t know yet, but he says definitely, for sure, on the 9th of February. We talked for approximately 10 minutes, and about 2145 hrs he went back in to the residence. Ted was wearing a blue nylon down jacket, light tan corduroy pants, brown shoes, no hat, and he had about a month’s growth of beard.

1 - 13 - 76

0825 hrs. Bundy came out of the front door and began walking south on 18 N.E. He had on dark rimmed glasses, blue down ski parka, tan flared trousers, dark shoes and was carrying a green satchel under his left arm. I got out of my car and followed him on foot after advising Keppel.

Bundy walked at a normal pace up to 17. N.E. and south into the campus and was aware that I was behind him. He walked in near the Burke Museum and then back out onto 45th. He turned south on University Way N.E. very aware that I was behind him.

0840 hrs. He went into the Coffee Corral at N.E. 42 and U Way and came out a moment later smoking a cigarette.

0850 hrs. He walked up through Red Square and into the undergraduate library. As we got into a crowd, he went downstairs and through the cafeteria in an effort to lose me.

0855 hrs. Bundy went into a phone booth in Suzallo Library. The portion of the conversation I could hear was “There’s a detective following me, where’s the car?”

0858 hrs. Bundy came out of the phone booth and went into the men’s room in Suzallo Library.

0901 hrs. I went into the restroom and discovered that there was a backdoor that opened into an employee’s locker room. (…) I checked for Bundy in the immediate area but he was gone.

(At that point, they lost track of Bundy until 1230 hrs.)

1230 hrs. I drove to Marlin Vortman’s apartment in an effort to relocate Bundy. As I approached the apartment I spotted Bundy walking along the sidewalk dressed in a grey hooded sweatshirt, faded green sweatpants, blue turtleneck and white tennis shoes. When he saw me he smiled. I waved and continued pas him to the corner of 36 W. and W. Gov’t Way. As I turned south I looked in my rearview mirror and saw Bundy sprinting into the woods in Discovery Park.


1328 hrs. Bundy walked up the street to the vehicle. It apparently didn’t start so he had to push it and then went to Gov’t Way.

I followed Bundy down into Ballard’s business district and it soon became evident that the only reason he was driving at all was to play tag with the cops. He would drive legally but try his best to lose me. Some typical maneuvers would be : park the car in hopes that I would have to drive by in traffic and or get out of the car (in sweats) and walk down the block, get one car between us at a stoplight and then make a free right turn and then a few more turns in an effort to get free of a tail. It became very easy to predict what Bundy would try to do but my car was not conductive to quick albeit legal maneuvers. Bundy was taking great delight in the ‘game’ and smiled when he would execute a clever evasive tactic.

1407 hrs. Bundy drove to the Ballard Locks, parked his car and jogged (in heavy rain) back along the railroad tracks and out of sight around the end of the government property.

I parked my car next to his and waited. 1416 hrs. Bundy came walking back to the car from the same direction. I got two impressions as to why Bundy uses a tactic of parking the car and walking away :

- He hoped that I would immobilize the operation of the car so he could scream “harassment’’.

- Hoped that I would get out and follow him on foot so he could double back to the car so he could drive off without a tail.

My impressions of Bundy during the day while I was following him is that he does not act like a normal, mature 29 year old law student. He seems to thrive on attention just like a spoiled child and that is the only reason he altered his behavior, which is to say the more ‘attention’ he gets, the more he eats it up. It would not be difficult to predict his actions in a situation like this, but trying to maintain a covert surveillance in hopes that he may go to a ‘stash’ or any other place that might tend to incriminate him would be fruitless and impractical.

Reasons that falsettos is the best musical ever

1. “Don’t touch your hair you’re perfect”


3. “Does she sleep in the nudeeeEeEeEEEe”

3. “STOP! Look around you! No ones screaming at you! So you feel alright for about ten minutes, if you feel alright for ten minutes, you feel alright for twenty minutes you feel alright for forty minutes. drOP IT AND SMILe”


5. “At eighty an hour”

6. “Everyone hates their parents, that’s in the Torah!”


8. “Jason please see a physiatrist” “I’m a physiatrist get lost!”

9. “Half my patients yuppie pagans modeled on the Ronald Reagans!”

10. “Now that I’ve got the promotion can I finally stop sleeping with my boss” “Times up!”

11. “I want you every night, every other night? Every third night? Let’s drop it”

12. “Homosexuals, women with children, short insomniacs, we’re a teeny band, lovers come and lovers go, lovers live and die fortissimo, this is where we take a stand, welcome to falsettoland.”

anonymous asked:

i love it when my supervisor puts me on the register right next to the door for seven hours when it's -5 degrees outside and super windy (note: we're not supposed to have anyone on this register if it's too cold because we have poor heating and every time the door opens cold air rushes in). my fingertips were blue by the time i was going on break. i only brought a cardigan too because i was anticipating being on the third or fourth register...

Saint Reinette’s University and Orphanage Presents:
Annual Jazz Ball

What is it?

Last year the university founded itself with a Manor, and proceeded to host the most extravagent of formal shindigs. This process continued through the year, the school offering various other public dances. This will be the final major public event the school offers before the Stormblood expansion. Show up for a formal dance, take part in the prize giveaway, the bar for you wallflowers, and enjoy hours of handpicked music to be streamed via a third-party site.

When is it?

The Jazz Ball will occur on Sunday, April 23rd at 5 PM EDT. This is 9 PM UK time. The dance will go on for roughly two to three hours.

Where is it?
Located in our Manor in the Lavender beds, in ward two Plot 33. You can arrive via the Dappled Stalls Subdivision atheryte crystal. The Basement of the University is where the ballroom is located; but the entire manor is available for those who wish to step away from the party, see the classroom or simply get away from the crowd.

Additional Information:
The Jazz Ball is a formal venue. Please dress semi-formal for such an event, this means not showing up in armor, or being scantily clad. If so, you will be asked to leave until you can return in a more proper outfit.

The musical accompaniment for the dance will be Jazz music, lounge music (As featured in Vegas), Swing, some blues, Electric Swing, and whatever else we feel like adding.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact myself, Higura Gainishigi ingame, or here on tumblr. If you wish to assist with any of the Dance organization, I am accepting a little help, so feel free to contact me if you’ve interest in assisting.

almost something (M)

Park Jimin. 5 213 words. Brother’s best friend AU.

But you certainly were an almost –almost something.

You didn’t really hate him at first, in fact, the first thought that crossed your mind when you saw him was hot with a capital H because who’d knew the friend your brother was bringing home for semester break was this cute with lush lips, adorable crescent eyes when he smiled, pale skin that flushed whenever you teased him a tad too much and boy, was he toned –bless whatever reason that made him wear the sleeveless grey hoodie that gave you a glorious view of his biceps flexing when he stopped right in front of you on the doorsteps and shrugged his bag up to reposition the bag on his back.

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my fave dan and phil things that unexpectedly became a series

day in the life 
unexpectedness rating: 3/5

sleepless night with phil
hoped for, definitely did not expect

baking videos
i mean, after the third one it was expected every year, but after the first one did not expect

dan and phil crafts
hoped and prayed for; wish was granted

… edits in real life

tumblr tag
afraid for, yet also looking forward to

year in memes
tumblr was a fun time in that few hour deadline dan gave

need i say more

Halachos of the Seder

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the halachos of the seder. Rather, I have chosen to include what I thought was the most relevant. This post is based on shiurim given by Rabbi Moishe Yoselevitz at Shearim prior to Pesach 5774.

I. Matzah

In order to fulfill the mitzvah of eating matzah at the seder, you need to eat a k’zayis - but how much is that? We’re told that it’s the volume of 2 thumbs or an egg, but we find nowadays that these are not the same volume - thus, as with many things in Judaism, there’s a disagreement. For Torah obligations we use the stricter opinion; for rabbinic obligations we can be more lenient.


  1. For the motzi/matzah section of the seder, you need to eat half a handmade matzah or 1 Israeli machine matzah (unfortunately I don’t eat machine matzah so I didn’t really see any last year to compare sizes with American machine matzah if they’re the same…if anyone can chime in on this that’d be great).
  2. For the korach section of the seder, you need to eat ¼ of a handmade matzah or ½ an Israeli machine matzah.
  3. You should be strict with the afikomen as well and follow the same procedure as motzi/matzah.

If you are sick, you can use the more lenient measurement for all.

Why do many people use handmade matzah for the seder? The matzah must be baked by an adult Jew. If the Jew merely presses the button to start the machine, did the Jew make the matzah, or did the machine?

II. Telling the story of yetzias Mitzrayim

One should have in mind before reciting the Haggadah to fulfill the mitzvah of telling the story.

A mother who needs to get up to attend to a baby during the seder should make sure to be there for at least kiddush, “Rabban Gamliel,” and the plagues.

III. The four cups

The cup should be filled full and you need to drink the whole or at very least most of the cup, no matter the size of the cup (so don’t pick a gigantic one…unless you want to drink that much I guess). The minimum amount no matter what is 150 mL for the first cup and the other 3 can be 86 mL (these are two different opinions on what a certain measurement is in our modern terms; it’s necessary to be more strict for the first cup). 

You need to finish all of each cup in a short amount of time; opinions vary on what exactly that time is but it’s somewhere between 2 and 9 minutes and it’s better to be strict.

The best thing to drink is red wine. The second best option is wine mixed with grape juice. The third best option is diluting wine with water (but note that you cannot dilute it so much that it no longer tastes like wine). The 4th option is grape juice.

IV. Maror

The Mishna lists 5 species that can be used for maror. The two people know about and use today are lettuce and horseradish. The maror cannot be cooked, and soaking for 24 hours or more is the equivalent of cooking. You need to eat a k’zayis of maror.

V. Reclining

Men are required to recline to the left for matzah and wine, and ideally all of the meal. In many communities, women do not recline. A man who did not recline during one of the required times should go back and eat/drink again. A student at his rebbe’s table should not recline without permission.

VI. Afikomen

The afikomen is the last thing we eat at the seder. It should be eaten before chatzos (halachic midnight) - look up the time for your location. If you are in a house where they aren’t careful to meet the deadline, eat some matza just before chatzos and have in mind that if we need to eat the afikomen before chatzos, this is it. Then don’t eat anymore until after chatzos, at which point you can continue the meal. Eat more matzah when everyone else eats the afikomen and have in mind that it might fulfill the afikomen requirement.

VII. Miscellaneous

  • Unlike Shabbos, Pesach cannot be started early because all 4 cups of wine must be drunk at night.
  • When you make the bracha borei pri haadama on the karpas, have in mind that the bracha also applies to the maror you will eat later.
  • One should not drink any alcohol between the 1st and 2nd cups of wine, but other liquids are ok.
  • At the meal, you should not eat to the point of being stuffed. The afikomen should fill you up.

Can Sony just give me $500 for all this crap I’ve gone through. I’ve re-initialized my PS4 more than once and have had to re-download my games four times already. Losing 75+ hours of Persona 5 a few months ago, starting from scratch for the third time tonight and an error occurs letting me know the file is corrupt. I have been so incredibly frustrated and upset. I don’t have much time to game AT ALL so it was a miracle I got that much in from September to January. I love Persona 5 but god fuckin’ damn I’m so tired of this shit.

okay so LIKE. I’ve been having the WEIRDEST nervous breakdowns, like MASSIVE fear spells and what not. Like stressed the fuck out and what not. If my posts hasn’t been a give away on this scenario.

So now I’m sleep deprived, everybody knows that, I normally DON’T sleep except 3-5 hour intervals but I’m used to it and doesn’t affect me in the minimal.

So what happens is that after a very weird third roller coaster day of emotional issues in which my fatalist brain does the worst to me I just get into the second bus I normally take to go back home. I don’t really decide to sleep, it just happens. So I just pass the fuck out for a good hour or so and then my body starts to kick me awake, like motherfucker its time to be alive. I don’t want to, and I try to sleep again but my body keeps kicking me awake. My stop was nearby so I just grumpily get up and out.

I feel okay, like not certainly good, my body aches a bit and I’m tired out of what I did today, that’s normal. I get walking and thinking what work and homework I gotta do the rest of the week, and that I’m gonna have to go out and not rest at all. Okay that’s fine, it’s only this week.

And then I realize real quick, what the fuck, I’m feeling normal and ready to work? And it’s amazing, one hour of sleep is literally nothing and I feel on my usual bitchy self of ‘yeah I don’t care what people think, like I do, but not that much, I haven’t done anything off from my usual brand of weird so whatever, I like my friends but if they drop me for harmless stuff they are the assholes’

It’s so weird that all I needed was ONE hour of sleep in a stinky bus to feel like my normal self again out of the obnoxious nervous draining and insecure loop I’ve been.

So I’m just saying with this post. What the fuck. I don’t know, you don’t have to care but I’m feeling like I’m gonna kick someones ass if provoked and I’m ready to fight. So I’m just gonna say it was the most successful one hour of sleep in my entire life.

Newb Guide pt1: Getting Started

I figure a bunch of people are probably still joining and you should learn from my mistakes. SO! In this we’re gonna go over villagers and the best way to use them your first few days. The siege is over for the most part so things are different for you than they were for us.

Step 0: Set up your account.

Step 1: Create your first villager. Take your time and look through all the options. The art is BEAUTIFUL and you should definitely appreciate it. Pick one you will like because you can’t change it. You can abandon them and make a new one immediately but idky you’d do that. You CAN change their gender/marker/name whenever you want as far as I know so if you change your mind and want them to be a demi-boy later instead of a andronys or whatever else your heart desires you can!

Step 1.5: Do not buy anything for this first guide unless I put it in here. You will not need anything until later and you can work on other classes.

Step 2: You’re gonna be taken to a screen that looks like this

these are the careers. Oh look you can be a tailor I wanna be a tailor xazz-


You do not want to be a tailor. You want to be an explorer. That is the only way to get started. Your first villager absolutely MUST be an explorer to get started. Your villagers can have a total of FOUR different careers and can change those careers once a day.

Do NOT pick warrior right now. Warriors are currently broken and aren’t super useful. Also the more warriors the more likely the towns are going to be under siege because of how the game calculates if the town is defended. For now it is best if you have ZERO WARRIORS. 

You can be warrior or a doctor or tailor later. For now pick explorer.

Step 3: You start off with 500 FC and one villager slow. Use that FC and buy the next slot. The first slot is exactly 500 FC. You will make more, trust me. Make your second villager, make them an explorer as well. Gather on both of those villagers.

Step 3.5: Right now while the towns are no longer under attack you will get 20 gathers PER villager an HOUR. You get 50 gathers an hour total so you only need 2 explorers to get the most out of hourly gathering without losing gathering turns.

Step 4: Grind for a few hours to get materials. Sell all of the materials you get that are not rare/super rare. Trust me you will have more than enough of the common/uncommon ones.

Step 5: Once you get 1.5k (which should not take too long with 40 gathers an hour) buy your third villager slot. Now things will be slowing down some. Make your 3rd villager and pick their first career to be herbalist. If you have no seeds just wait an hour to gather to get some.

Step 6: On your herbalist plant your field full of the same type of plant. Herbology works on a percentage per plant species and you will fail several times. A full field and a row is usually enough to reach 100% on the seed. Also use common seeds first, it will let you get through the easy ones first and give your explorers time to gather uncommon/rare seeds. 

Step 6.5: Common seeds take 30 minutes to grow. Uncommons take an hour, rares 2 hours and I think super rares are 4 hours?

Step 7: Continue planting and exploring and gathering money. You should not have to sell things from your inventory at this time. You should just be focused on amassing as much stuff as possible. The more you gather the more stuff your explorers will come back with and they will come back with rarer things as well. Do not buy or sell anything and if your villagers become sick use the free clinic to cure them. YOUR VILLAGER CAN ONLY HAVE ONE DISEASE AT A TIME AND THEY DO NOT STACK.

Step 8: So now you have a lot of stuff and probably a lot of money. Or at least some money. Once you have 5k (easier if selling from your inventory but this game is a long play) buy your forth (and so far last) FC villager slot. You can now chose between a construction worker, or a doctor. They can also be duel purpose if you want. Personally I would go construction worker.

Step 9a: If you chose a construction worker, if you have enough wood (150) BUILD A NEW HOUSE. It takes 5 hours and like 500 FC. After 5 hours you can immediately open up villager slot 5 with NO COST. Construction workers are also good because they can make your herbalist new pots from 10 wood, which speeds up plant mastery and thus you can grow more plants and help your doctor sooner. YOUR FIFTH VILLAGER SHOULD BE YOUR DOCTOR.

Step 9b: If you chose a doctor then go to the village clinic and buy all the remedies and a couple of bottles. You will never have to buy the recipes again for that villager. Now see what you can make and just start crafting whatever you can. Potency starts low but you gain 5% potency each time you craft it. Unlike the herbalist there is no chance of failure to get the 5%. Once it is crafted it automatically gains 5% potency. Your herbalist should have enough stock to let you brew enough remedies by now. Your doctor is critical to keeping your pets healthy and able to gather and farm at top quantity because you get only one free clinic visit a day. This is especially important once you get into fighting.

At some point one of your villagers, I would suggest one of your explorers, needs to switch to construction so they can build a house for you. Then that villager can take the place of the explorer you just lost by making it construction for the day. You can chose to change it back later but right now that isn’t important. It IS important to keep seed flow coming in and making sure your herbalist is harvesting what he/she/they can.

Step 10: That’s it for the start up and as far as I’ve gotten. I have my own 5 villagers and this is the better way I would do it than what I have already. I know people are struggling and amazed I have 5 as it is; this is how I did it. 

anyway I hate this animal shelter with my entire being please just let this be over already please just fuck off and give me a straight answer about whether or not I can take the cat home please please please please just tell me yes or no I can’t take any more of this bullshit

The Trophy Wife (4)

Summary:  Bucky is going through a rough time in his life after his Winter Soldier days when he a stranger shows up at his doorstep asking for his help. What’s he gonna do?

Warning: angst, mentions of abuse and rape, cliffhanger

Word count: 1,927

A/N: Surprise! I was gonna wait and post this tomorrow but i was a little too excited and couldn’t wait! Hope you like it :) let me know what you think of the plot twist and what you think is gonna happen between Bucky and the reader!

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When you told Bucky you wanted to learn how to fight you expected him to scuff and tell you how crazy you sounded. His reaction was the complete opposite of that actually. He smiled fondly at you and told you he could do that, only after you’ve healed and if you agreed to meet his friends.    
He told you how the tower had a training room and exercising room where you could begin your sessions. He was also hellbent on making sure you knew this wouldn’t be a walk in the park and he wasn’t gonna take it easy on you. 

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Every time I plan to run after my stats class (it’s in the city), he lets out early. I wish I had started doing this earlier in the year!

I set out for 3.7 miles (6k). Over 3 bridges. First mistake? Only getting 5 hours of sleep last night (I operate optimally at 7.5). Second mistake? Not drinking enough water. Third mistake? Not yet owning running shorts.

It was a rough run. I had to audible talk myself through it at one point.

I don’t understand how my Fitbit blaze and runkeeper, both of which are using my phone’s GPS, end up with such different distances. I don’t know which one to trust. The difference varies too. Today was particularly extreme. Runkeeper says 3.77. Fitbit says 3.93. Obviously I like Fitbit a bit more!

I’m happy with my heart rate levels too. It was a hard run and I wasn’t proud of it as it was happening and I kept having to walk, but I was clearly working really hard.