he was my teacher

Imagine Loki having a crush on you but he’s not certain how to express it, fearing you don’t feel the same. Imagine a SHIELD coworker also having a crush on you, they profess their love to you and while you try to turn them down, Loki overhears and thinks you’re reciprocating. Devastated, he leaves only for you to chase him down and confront him.

anonymous asked:

hi lol so i was reading your legacy and asks and i saw that aspen might write a book? I kno i kno its focused now on the teens (i have a cruSH ON TIA) but i thought of how funny it would be for gabe to proofread aspen's work and become a grammar nazi hahahaha considereing he /was her teacher hehe

omggggg ur reading my mind!!!!! i’m actually in the process of taking/editing caps regarding aspen’s book now!!! since there isn’t actually a teaching career in ts4 i made gabe go into the writing career instead (he’s still a teacher in the story tho) so he’ll definitely be helping her write her book :D

anonymous asked:

Do you believe in staying awake for the whole night before an exam? Has it ever worked for you?

I will be very honest on this one. 

Yes and No. 

I have done this a lot during my undergraduate and graduate years. If I were to remember my school years, I think I only did it on my senior year of high school and just towards the end of it, for only 2 days. 

That time I did it in high school was because I was going through a depressive episode and decided not to study. However, then I had to pass an exam and did not have time to study for it, so I did it. I was always the top student in the entire school, so failing an exam was not an option for me. I knew if I did poorly I will be criticized and people would start gossiping. Back then, my chemistry teacher had noticed. He was an elderly man. He met me on the street, near school, few days later. He stopped me to tell me this: “you presented your exam following an overnight, didn’t you?”.

He had no way to know. When I sat for that exam, he was not the one proctoring it. He told me the reason he figured that out was because my words and sentenced, at the time handwritten, were incomplete. I literally wrote words missing letters, forgot to answer the easiest question on the exam, and my grammar was all over the place. 

He told me never to do it again because it messes up the brain’s ability to seek logic and analysis. 

He was correct. 

I had to do it again countless of times in undergraduate and graduate school because I had part-time jobs and I barely had time to study. I was on a scholarship and I couldn’t afford to do poorly.

Did it work for me? Again, my answer is yes and no.

I then got to the same conclusion of my high school Chemistry teacher. I had noticed through out my college years that although the overnights are letting me study more material, solve few more exercises, read more, by the time I get to the exam, I am extremely drained from energy. It would take me double the time to correctly solve a question as a student who had a decent amount of sleep. The questions were not hard, but it would take me time to process them on a starved brain. If the question demands some logic or analysis, I wouldn’t be able to come up with an answer even though I prefer analysis over memorization. 

Over time, I succumbed to my sleepiness. I ended up doing better on an exam if I slept and did not finish the entire material. Sometimes, I would do the same as I would having pulled an all-nighter. 

What makes it worse for me is the soreness and the nausea. Drinking too much coffee will upset your stomach and your muscles. The moment you start relying on overnights, the harder it gets to control them. You end up pulling a number of them in a row, be it daily or weekly, and eventually you will start feeling your muscles sore for the lack of sleep. This type of pain (muscle) and discomfort (nausea) heavily effect your performance during an exam. It further pushes you from eating anything which is as important as sleep.

B O T T O M   L I N E

To conclude this piece of advice, generally speaking, and after years of practice, I can indeed tell you that relying on pulling overnights is bad for your academic performance. However, and to be extremely realistic, I understand that it is inevitable. You will need to pull some eventually. You can’t escape that even if you don’t have a job and even if you were keeping up with daily studies. 

What to do? 

I am not sure how well this will work for other people, but I tried it for myself and it has benefited me.

Plan ahead. Figure out how much time you need to be ready for an exam (or the two or the three u have pilling up on the same day/week). Estimate the time you need by adding extra time to your estimation. Once you get an approximate estimation, place your intended overnight (s) as far as possible from the eve of the actual exam.

Because we tend to procrastinate as humans, scheduling the overnight as far as possible doesn’t always work, so plan it 2 days before the exam… i.e if your exam is on Thursday, have the overnight be on Tuesday night. That way, you can get a decent amount of sleep on Wednesday and wake up feeling better to take the exam on Thursday. 

Even if the amount of rest you got on Wednesday is not enough to catch up on the missed sleep from the day before, or from previous consecutive overnights, sleeping an entire night (5-7 hrs) before an exam will heavily benefit your performance. 

M O R E   A D V I C E

An added advice is to start eating healthy on the week of your exam to boost your energy levels. I tend to surround myself with snacks, comfort food, and takeaway food out of stress, but soon realized that those are making my body more tired. The heavier the meal you have, the more sleepy and tired you get.

Nuts, seeds, fruits and lean protein are very good sources of energy. Energy bars are good too. 

- Best of luck!

anonymous asked:

to the anon who finds school boring because its all too easy: i had the same problem but maybe try asking your teachers for more challenging stuff? i asked my biology teacher and he gave me some more advanced stuff to learn and said i could do that during the classes if i made sure my grades stayed the same, or try online courses like on futurelearn,com or the app khan academy (this one is also useful if courses are too hard or your teacher is bad, it helped me through physics with straight a's)

we were all forced to read “classics” in school so reblog and put the one you actually ended up liking a lot and the one you can’t fucking stand in the tags

my fave is Lord of the Flies and I ironically enough want to burn every copy of Fahrenheit 451. trash

the signs as shit my english teacher has said

aries: if you start you essay with “In the book The Great Gatsby…” im gonna throw you out that window 

taurus: elvish looks nothing like that

gemini: when we get back, you’re playing the trumpet or I’m failing you

cancer: oh I forget this class doesn’t get irony

leo: I’m definitely lawful good, c’mon, have you met me?

virgo: you guys know what raisins are right?

libra: *uses the word ‘artifice’ 13 times in 3 sentences* 

scorpio: “Jesus Christ” Just Jonathan will do, thanks

sagittarius: I wonder if [Ryan Ross]’s an asshole

capricorn: I respect any song that has heavy breathing as a bass line

aquarius: I fucking hate sublime, like we get it. you smoked weed once and it was cool

pisces: Hamlet’s long, but he’s worth it


Musical doodles ~
This week’s classes got me productive !


do you know that (7/8) : jungkook edition

anonymous asked:

Do you have any kind of process for picking colors for the backgrounds? They all seem to have really nice uniformity, and I would love to read up on how colors like that are picked (or if it's more intuition based). I do remember you mentioning that you also had help from another color lead before, so I was wondering how much of that they help out vs the colors you chose?

hey, thanks so much! this might get a lil long (as it always does!!) so bear with me.

firstly i want to say, there’s no right or wrong way to pick colors. every artist has their own palette they prefer and i think it’s super delightful to spend time developing your own special sense of color. so even though i’m explaining things in a “this is how you do it” sort of way, it’s not the only way! just my way. the best method to develop your own sense of color is to look at a LOT of art, look at a LOT of the world around you, and practice practice pratice.

at this point in my life i pick colors intuitively just because i think it’s something i’m naturally tuned into, and i’ve been doing it for a few years, so i don’t actively plan my palettes. but here are some things that i think about as i pick colors.

firstly, i want to go over hue, value, and saturation. i’m sure everyone knows these intuitively but i want to explain them in words. hue, value and saturation are what make up a color, and decide how colors differ from each other.

hue: what color the color actually is. red, purple, green, yellow, and everything in between.

value: how light or dark a color is. if you’re painting traditionally, adding more white or more black to a color lowers or raises its value.

saturation: how “pure” the color is vs how much neutral tone is in it.

here’s an example of all three:

this comes into play because a big mistake i see beginners make is that they pick a “just” color, and by that i mean they pick “just blue” or “just yellow”. imagine buying a set of oil paints and only using paints straight from the tube without ever mixing. it would be impossible! so i try to avoid picking “just” colors, except as for a complementary color (more on that in a bit). here are some variations of a red, for example.

so, the biggest thing for me when i pick colors is that i want them all to be friends. i want them all to have something in common so that they get along. i usually lose control of a painting when my colors feel to different from one another. so, i will usually start a painting with one color i know for sure i want, and “subordinate” other colors to it, meaning every other color i pick has to look good with that color. as to how you figure out what looks good and what doesn’t, that just takes time and lots of observation to build a personal opinion :) here’s an example from one of my paintings. in this case, the main color is the trees.

and here’s another from rick & morty, the main color is the sky this time.

now that that’s out of the way, i’m going to give you the Actual Cheat Sheet for color palettes. in color theory, there are 8 basic color schemes that are generally pleasing to look at. here they are.

i usually use an analogous palette or monochrome palette out of preference. the two examples above more or less fall into those categories. however, i also like to use split complementary because the complimentary color adds a LOT of contrast and visual interest. it’s great to use if you have a specific thing in a painting you want to draw attention to. here’s an example:

it doesn’t always have to be a perfect split complementary, just one color that differs from the “family” of colors that take up a majority of the piece. 

now! you might be wondering when’s the right time to subordinate a color, or where to put it, or how much of it to use, etc. and the answer is: CONTRAST. there is always visual interest in things that are different. i was rifling through my school notes and found these great types of contrast when working with color.

value: things that are light vs things that are dark.

hue: two colors that look different. I.E. yellow vs blue.

saturation: things that are saturated vs things that are desaturated.

proportion: note the example above. a majority of the painting is orange, so the green stands out because there is proportionally less of it.

temperature: things that are warm vs things that are cool.

complementary: red vs green, blue vs orange, yellow vs purple. when in doubt, these colors always contrast against each other because they have nothing in common (there is no red in green, etc).

simultaneous: this is a little advanced and i’m bad at explaining it, so please read up on it here. 

a super helpful exercise is to look at your favorite illustrations, paintings, photographs, designs, etc and assess which one of the 8 color schemes (linked above) it has, and which types (can be more than one) of contrast it has. we did this in school and it REALLY helped me look at color better. here’s part of the assignment i did, the artist is annette marnat.

so! that’s pretty much how i think about color and how i pick my colors! i hope it was somewhat helpful! there’s so so so so much about color theory i can’t even begin to cover, i highly urge you to watch some videos and read some books and articles to further your study. a great starting place would be this series of videos. these are made by my teacher Richard Keyes, i think he had a dvd or something. everything i’ve talked about so far i learned from him and he is an absolute expert in color. these videos are invaluable. if you take anything away from this post, let it be to watch these videos hahaha.

to answer your question about my color leads, every painting was a collaborative effort between the three of us, and sometimes other painters too. it was a very hands-on crew, so i can’t say any of the r&m bgs i did are 100% “mine”. however, i think my personal color sense is waaaay different than jason or phil’s, which made the process very interesting because we usually had 3 very different opinions hahaa. you can check out their work here and here to see what things they brought to the table in relation to my own contributions.

thank you for the ask! again, i hope this was helpful :)

I want Hugo to fight me,,,,,,, gently,,,,, with cuddles,,,,,,


headcanon that hunk had a really ugly handwriting when he enrolled at the garrison, so much that the teachers told him to just write in all caps. when hunk told this to lance, lance got offended on hunk’s behalf and started writing in all caps too. much to his surprise, hunk got used to it rather quickly - but not lance, he still capitalized words despite writing in all caps. he decided that he liked it that way though, it looked neat and he could show off that he had a good grasp on grammar/capitalization. their new handwriting stuck for both of them :P


So a friend talked with me about a Music Camp he was in, and I immediately thought of Camp Camp.

I don`t know why, but I`d like to think that Max is a child that would like playing the violin? But his parents had to high standards for him to reach, so his self-estem kinda went down the drain, even though he`s actually really good and enjoys playing!


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