holy shit i dont like this but 1 year

anonymous asked:

I just started a double degree (engineering and business) and holy shit I regret everything. THIS IS ME SCREAMING INTO THE ABYSS. I DONT KNOW HOW I'LL EVER MAKE IT TO MY FINAL YEAR


Here’s a few things I wish I’d known before I started my double degree (+ a few things which have kept me sane since then!) 

1. Coffee. 

  • I started my degree as a ‘social’ coffee drinker. 

2. Student Discounts 

  • Reap the benefits of student discounts. Seriously. 
  • Know where the cheapest coffee is, transport subsidies, printing subsidies, student sales, student flights! 

3. Shit happens, things change. 

  • Just because you hate something now, doesn’t mean you can’t love it later. The upshot being - just because you love something now, doesn’t mean you won’t hate it with the feverish passion of a thousand burning suns later. 
  • Your interests will change. Your goals, both academic and personal will change. That’s ok.
  • Find something that motivates you to complete each degree. You may enjoy both your degrees equally. You may prefer one over the other - particularly if you’re still completing tedious core units for one degree whilst you get to do much more interesting advanced units for the other. Remind yourself why you’re doing this degree. Why are you doing double the workload, why is it worth the late nights, caffeine overdoses and the concurrent deadlines? Assess each degree independently of the other and find something which motivates you to study in that field. 
  • In my case, I was very demotivated halfway through my degree. Honestly speaking, in my 3/4th year, I was ready to drop my other degree and graduate with a single. I only continued my other degree after going on exchange (read: more holiday than study) and when I could finally do advanced units which were interesting to me. 
  • For others, changing degree (yes, even in 6th year) was the best choice for them. They’re much happier now, and much more driven - and it was their experience throughout their double degree that helped them realise their passion in another field. Sometimes, finding out what you hate is just as important as finding out what you love.  

4. Save a first year unit for the end of your degree 

  • Ok, I shit you not. 
  • If your degree structure allows you to save an elective first year unit for your penultimate or final year, do it. 
  • Sure, its strange to walk into a class of freshers. When you inevitably have an ‘ice breaker’ exercise, watch in sick fascination as the majority of the class whips their head around incredulously as you introduce yourself as a “fifth year student” 
  • BUT BOY THE REWARDS ARE SWEET. For example, having a reduced workload so you can focus on your advanced units. Easy marks because you already know half the shit, and if not, you know where to find it. 
  • You already have half the transferrable skills (report writing, referencing, critical analysis, knowledge of HOW THE FUCK TO SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT THROUGH YOUR UNI SERVER) to do well. You could probably skip all the intro/ getting to know your way around the library resources classes. 
  • A relaxed class and a healthy boost to my GPA? Sign me up. 

5. Use time to your advantage

  • One of the things I’m grateful for is time. 
  • Its a long degree. Instinctively I knew this when I signed up - 5 to 7 years is a long time. But I only truly felt how long a period that time was when my friends with shorter degrees graduated and entered the workforce. And whilst I enjoy what I study, the mechanics and routine of going to uni and sitting exams etc remains tedious. 
  • But heck, I am grateful for the time and opportunity I’ve had to figure shit out in the safety of university. 
  • Professionally, I know the ins and outs of graduate job hunting. I have had the opportunity to ‘test run’ interviews etc, and learn about more opportunities with each passing cycle - the fairs, the assistance you can get at uni, the whole recruiting circus. I have a well established study system that works for me, featuring keyboard shortcuts, shitonnes of sticky notes and my weight in coffee. I know where to ask for help and I know which areas of campus are the best study spots and which places to avoid during mid-sem hell. I know what events my student society runs, and I know when there’s free breakfast during semester. I’m confident. I’m certainly not ready to face the workplace, but I’m more prepared that I would have been 3 years ago.  
  • Personally, I’m more confident in my identity and what direction I want to take in the future. I know what I like, what I dislike, and what I’m willing to sacrifice/invest for what ends. I’ve learnt a lot about how I handle stress, friendship and 8am non recorded classes (read: not well). 
  • Also, FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR HIGHER DEGREE GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS ARE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TIME TO FIX THINGS. Do you need practical experience to graduate? Do you need to complete an internship unit? How many units of each degree do you need to complete? Have you completed the correct number of majors for each degree? Find out early, so you can amend your study plan. 

6. Old habits die hard. 

  • In saying that, use the length of your degree to develop good habits. Figure out what study method works for you, find out whether you’re more engaged in morning or evening classes. Where’s a decent study spot on campus? 
  • Don’t be afraid to apply the skills you’ve learnt from one degree to the other. Whether it be research skills, note taking habits or otherwise. Keep in mind the differences between each discipline. 
  • Work smart. By the time you’ve reached 3rd year, you’ll be at the halfway point. You know what lectures are like. You know what tutorials are like. You know which textbooks are worth the buy and what assessment structure suits you. Don’t be afraid to exploit that knowledge to forge a better semester for yourself. 

Its a long journey. There’s going to be good days, shit days and then “fuck the world, what the hell is this” days. There’s going to be coinciding deadlines and  insane exam timetables. And that’s not even counting the late night existential crises in between. 

But you’re going to learn so much - both in an academic and personal sense. You’ll find out what you enjoy, what lecturers to avoid, what subjects bore you to death. You’ll meet so many people - inspirational people, motivational people, and some assholes. You’ll realise that fuck yes I can complete a 3000 word assignment the night before, and yes I can survive a 90% exam. 

Remember you always have the freedom to choose. You don’t have to do it all at once - go on exchange, take a semester off, find something to break up the tedium of study. Sometimes, the bravest thing you can do is to figure out what’s best for you and pursuing it. 

Good luck dear anon. You’re the first double degree anon to scream into the abyss - THIS IS ME SCREAMING ALONGSIDE YOU OH MY GOD YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

All the best,


Pilot Plays Sims part 1

I’m playing Sims with my sim and Nino right now living together. I will document my experience

- holy shit his last name is Torteese because i made him in like may of last year and didnt know his last name

-we’re dating oh my god


- kick it babe

- I dont remember giving myself purple highlights but you know what it works so we’ll let it go for now

- im so embarrassed that we’re dating tbh thats so embarrassing 

-Dude you’re feeling good right now why are you fucking around on the web!?

- he ‘revealed a deep secret’ to me but it was a picture of a mermaid? New Headcanon Nino is fuckin terrified of mermaids apparently

- i imagine he was like “I just dont understand. how do they poop? how do they anything!? i cant sleep at night because of this shit”

- we took a cute ass selfie

-mother fucker serenading me over some god damn eggs oh my god

I’m gonna be playing for awhile so Part 1 I guess

anonymous asked:

GIRL I AM SO LIVID RN okay so i just had to unfollow this jk stan bc they did a 'vocal analysis' and guess who was on top and guess who was on the bottom??? that's right. i don't even have to say it. and my ass, who has been studying music for EIGHT YEARS, is so fired up holy shit. it was basically a praise jk and tae fest and tear down jm and jin. like talking about how they dont support their air?? let me tell you that you cannot hit the notes that they hit w/o air support. oooh boy i am (1/2)

fuming. like could EVERYONE do more for air support? sure! but moving and dancing on stage while singing would make the best singer not have the best air support! plus, we all know jin and jm don’t have a lot of confidence in their voices bc of THINGS LIKE THIS which makes your air support actual shit! and they said jm gets his lines cut live cuz he isn’t good and i’m like!!!! NO ITS BC THEY REALIZE JIN HAS SHIT LINE DIS. AND THEY HAVE SIMILAR VOCAL RANGES THE FUCK!!! jin and jm have great voices and if the producers (not rap line) would give them a chance they could do so much better. like for instance, yoongi doing ‘dead leaves’ and 'tomorrow’ holy fuck!!! jin and jm have great parts there!! (plus the infamous converse high for jin’s part like oh my god have you ever heard anything more beautiful??) i’m ready to fight every jk stan bc of this. and i’m not saying that tae and jk don’t deserve this praise, cuz they do, but jin and jm don’t deserve to be torn down bc of it (3/3)

to be honest i don’t know shit about music, so people like you, who are actually educated on this, are a real blessing.

converse high jin/namjoon/hobi version?? my favorite performance of all times, his voice is so angelic, i cannot imagine the reason why they’re trying to hide it!! jin only needs better opportunities to show us what he’s capable of but bighit :// is ignoring him. and the fandom pisses me off so bad, every jk stan that suddenly has phd in line distribution can fight me too. and the typical maknae line stan’s accusations  “you want maknae line to have less lines!!! you want them to leave bts!!!” like wtf, chill. i’m only saying that jin should get more lines, so yes, this means that the rest of the boys would get a little bit less but do you really think like that it would be unfair?? i can’t hear suddenly, don’t talk to me 

the only part that is surprising is that this person was saying that about jimin too bc usually those people praise 3 of them and forget about jin only

anyways,,,,, some people on this site make me want to scream but i’m glad there’s someone who’s willing to fight them, thank you for this ask!!! 

anonymous asked:

idk if yr still doing mogai.hell stories but: straight cis girl > pan cis girl > agender pan > lost a big chunk of time here (thanks DID) > agender panro asexual > demienby (ik) demilithpanro ace > (theres probably more idk) demiflux demigreylithpanro autochorissexual > agender acearo > demiboy demigreypanro autochorissexual > trans boy greypanromo ace > panromo ace trans boy > bi trans boy > gay trans guy. holy shit a ride congrats if you made it through that. it realllly fucked me up (1)

(2) (cw for pedo/just creepy shit) because i was in a qp relationship (read: DATING) a 20 year old at 13-15. he 100% subscribed by MOGAI hell politics, had shit like “dont follow me if youre hypersexual im ace and ur bad” in his byf (turns out im hypersexual…) and legit used cult tactics on me and his group to keep us by him. this retraumatized me and all of the labeling kept me from actually getting help for severe childhood trauma id repressed bc “oh im just a pure acey!! uwu” (3)            

(4) when no, yeah, i was a survivor of a lot of shit, of course i was touch repulsed. I’m not ace at all. idk if anyone else remembers the whole “women are purer than men all men are EVIL AND SHOULD BE SHOT” shit that went on @ that time but it really kept me from realizing i was A) a man B) attracted to men exclusively. really oh man it practically killed me, and i mean that literally. but next sunday (the 23rd) marks the 3 year point from when i started getting out of that hell, so! mhd over.